Blighty (Eds: adding Virat Kohlis comment on hockey) By Kushan Sarkar London, Jun 17 (PTI) Virat Kohlis dazzling drives will face stiff competition from Harmanpreet Singhs powerful dragflicks on a rarest of rare occasion when national teams are pitted against Pakistan in cricket and hockey on the same day in a third country. Within 10 miles of each other, Indian cricket team will meet their arch rivals at the Oval in London while hockey team will lock horns with Pakistan at the Riverbank Arena. Its a rarity when national passion and national sport will be jostling for attention from sporting aficionados within a gap of three and half hours. Virat Kohli was in fact asked if he has ever tried his hands at hockey, the cricket captain revealed that he is still in awe of how players stand in front of those powerful dragflicks. “I have played with synthetic hockey balls (during) indoor net session, but never tried hockey. It is very scary I feel, getting hit on the face from a penalty corner (he meant dragflick). I dont know how those guys do that. You need a lot of guts to do that. I wish our team the best,” he said. Whether it is seven hours of cricket with its ebbs and flows or the 60 minute of adrenaline pumping stickwork, the contests will not be devoid of excitement. The desis as British Indians are referred in this part of the world will be in attendance along with their Pakistani counterparts in what can be termed as a sporting carnival on a Super Sunday. While Bollywood brigade, political class are expected to be in attendance at the more glamorous event, the Hockey World League (HWL) Semi-Finals encounter is also expected to grab eyeballs. For those, who wont get the tickets for the cricket match, they can travel an hour up north to Milton Keynes to see Manpreet Singhs deft skills, SV Sunils searing runs down wide right. It will also be an occasion where the love for hockey that many profess during coffee table conversations will be tested. Call it Pakistans decapitated sporting structure and Indias rapid strides, the gulf between neighbouring nations have widened across sporting disciplines. Harsh but truth is that against Pakistan, the rivalry is an idea borne out of all the acrimony that has festered on for years now. The sporting rivalry against Pakistan is an idea that ignites a certain surge of rage and nationalism in Indian public. Gone are those days when a victory against a Pakistan cricket side comprising Imran Khan, Javed Miandad, Wasim Akram and Salim Malik used to evoke a tremendous sense of satisfaction. Similarly, beating a Pakistan hockey side that had Shahbaz Ahmed, Tahir Zaman or later Sohail Abbas or Rehan Butt would feel special. An average Indian fan knew the names of those iconic Pakistani cricketers or hockey players. But today, if Azhar Ali or Hasan Ali walks down the street, one can bet his last shirt that seven out of 10 Indian fans will need a third or fourth glance to recognise. The names in Pakistan sides dont intimidate the Indian teams or its fans anymore. They can scare India occasionally and that can be tomorrow. But thats about it. But its a contest that no one wants to lose. Or rather one can ill-afford to lose. PTI KHS CM CMadvertisement
JP Duminy will be dropped by South Africa for the second Test against England that starts on Friday at Trent Bridge as part of three changes from the loss at Lord’s last week.The Proteas did not say Thursday which player would replace Duminy, who has a highest score of 39 in his last eight Test innings.Faf du Plessis is back in the team following the birth of his first child, while Duanne Olivier will start in place of the suspended Kagiso Rabada.The South Africans must decide whether to play six or seven batsmen.The tourists kept their options open for further switches to the lineup, saying in a statement that “the Proteas are certain to make three changes for the match.”England captain Joe Root said his team will be unchanged from the one that won by 211 runs in the first Test.
(Eds: Adding details)Beijing, Nov 18 (PTI) Indias Manushi Chhillar today won the coveted Miss World 2017 crown at a grand event in China, bringing to an end the countrys dry spell of 17 years at the top pageant contest.The 20-year-old from Haryana, who is a medical student, edged out top five contestants from England, France, Kenya and Mexico.Chhillar was presented the crown by Stephanie Del Valle, the last years Miss World winner from Puerto Rico at the event in Sanya City Arena in China which was televised live globally.The announcement about Chhillar winning the Miss World crown was also made on the pageants official Twitter handle as well as on its Facebook page.”The winner of Miss World 2017 is Miss India Manushi Chhillar,” the tweet said.The first and the second runners-up were Miss England Stephanie Hill and Miss Mexico Andrea Meza.In the top five round, Chhillar was asked which profession according to her deserved the highest salary.”I think a mother deserves the highest respect and when you talk about salary its not always about cash but I feel its the love and respect that you give to someone. My mother has always been the biggest inspiration in my life.”All mothers sacrifice so much for their kids. So, I think it is the job of a mother that deserves the highest salary,” Chhillar said to a wide-applause.Chhillar is the sixth Indian to win the coveted crown, which was first won by Reita Faria back in 1966.advertisementAishwarya Rai had bagged the title in 1994, followed by Diana Haydon in 1997, Yukta Mookhey in 1999 and Priyanka Chopra in 2000, the last for India.According to Chhillars profile on the Miss World website, she aims to be a cardiac surgeon and wants to open a chain of non-profitable hospitals based in rural areas.A trained Indian classical dancer, Chhillar has a passion for outdoor sports and actively participates in paragliding, bungee jumping, snorkelling and scuba diving besides sketching and painting.Her personal motto, as described on the website, reads: “When you cease to dream you cease to live” and “Courage to give flight to your dreams and the ability to believe in yourself makes life worth living”. PTI RB KIS SC RB
Ronaldo has been admitted to hospital in Ibiza and is recovering from pneumonia, local media said on Sunday.Newspaper Diario de Ibiza said the two-time Ballon d’Or winner and 2002 World Cup Golden Boot winner is currently in the intensive care unit at the private Policlinica Nuestra Senora del Rosario hospital on the Spanish island, having been taken to a public hospital on the island on Friday evening.Sources told Diario de Ibiza that Former Brazil and Real Madrid great, Ronaldo was recovering well. The hospital could not immediately be reached by Reuters for comment.Ronaldo, who was on holiday in Ibiza when he was taken ill, retired from football in 2011 following a hugely successful career which featured stints at PSV Eindhoven, Barcelona, Inter Milan, AC Milan, Brazilian sides Corinthians and Cruzeiro as well as Real Madrid, where he is a club ambassador.He won two La Liga titles with Real, the UEFA Cup with Inter and lifted the World Cup in 1994 and 2002 with Brazil, also reaching the tournament’s final in 1998.(With inputs from Reuters)
Manchester City Feyenoord vs Manchester City: TV channel, stream, kick-off time, odds & match preview Oli Platt Last updated 2 years ago 16:30 13/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Getty Images Manchester City Feyenoord v Manchester City Feyenoord UEFA Champions League The reigning Dutch champions are the first stop for Pep Guardiola’s men as they begin a second campaign in the Champions League under the Catalan Manchester City will kick off their Champions League campaign in Rotterdam against Dutch champions Feyenoord on Wednesday.Feyenoord are coached by Giovanni van Bronckhorst, the ex-Arsenal left-back who left Barcelona a year before Pep Guardiola took over as coach at Camp Nou.The 42-year-old has enjoyed a successful start to his managerial career, claiming the KNVB Cup in his first season at the helm before delivering Feyenoord’s first Eredivisie title in 18 years last term. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Game Feyenoord vs Manchester City Date Wednesday, September 13 Time 19:45 BST / 14:45 ET TV CHANNEL & LIVE STREAM In the UK, the match will be available to watch live on television on BT Sport Showcase and by stream via the BT Sport app. UK TV channel Online stream BT Sport Showcase BT Sport app In the US, the match will be available to watch live on television on Fox Soccer Plus and by stream via Fox Sports Go. US TV channel Online stream Fox Soccer Plus Fox Sports Go SQUADS & TEAM NEWS Position Feyenoord players Goalkeepers Vermeer, Bijlow, Jones, Ten Hove Defenders Nieuwkoop, Van Beek, St. Juste, Van der Heijden, Diks, Nelom, Botteghin, Malacia, Geertruida Midfielders El Ahmadi, Vilhena, Tapia, Amrabat, Toornstra, Hansson, Wehrmann Forwards Boetius, Larsson, Berghuis, Kramer, Vente, Toure Feyenoord are without defender Ridgeciano Haps and forward Nicolai Jorgensen, both of whom are injured.In Jorgensen’s absence, coach Giovanni van Bronckhorst will have to decide whether to stick with his usual 4-3-3 formation or use wide forwards Steven Berghuis and Jean-Paul Boetius as a front two.Potential starting XI: Jones; Diks, Botteghin, Van der Heijden, Nelom; El Ahmadi, Toornstra, Vilhena; Berghuis, Kramer, Boetius. Position Manchester City players Goalkeepers Bravo, Ederson, Muric Defenders Walker, Danilo, Stones, Mangala, Otamendi, Mendy Midfielders Gundogan, De Bruyne, Delph, Fernandinho, Sterling, Sane, B. Silva, D. Silva Forwards Aguero, Jesus Ederson has been training in protective headgear following his collision with Sadio Mane against Liverpool and whether or not he is ready to start remains to be seen.Vincent Kompany, who is injured, is definitely out and Yaya Toure has not travelled, either, for reasons Guardiola has so far declined to reveal.Potential starting XI: Bravo; Danilo, Stones, Otamendi; Walker, De Bruyne, Fernandinho, D. Silva, Mendy; Aguero, Jesus.BETTING & MATCH ODDS Man City are 4/11 favourites to win, according to dabblebet, with Feyenoord priced at 13/2 and the draw also available at 4/1.Click here to view dabblebet’s full selection of available match markets. GAME PREVIEW It remains the final frontier for Manchester City.The huge investment in the club since the takeover of Sheikh Mansour has delivered two Premier League titles, an FA Cup and two League Cups.But success in European competition has not yet been achieved and it was with that goal in mind that such a deep groundwork was laid to recruit Pep Guardiola as the club’s new manager.There were other, less tangible ideals, of course; part of the attraction of Guardiola from City’s perspective, as was the case with Bayern Munich, is the style of football he prefers.He will ultimately be judged, though, on his ability to deliver Europe’s top honour or, at the very least, leave behind a team primed to compete for the trophy.”I don’t know now if we’re able to compete for the titles [this year] because we’re in the process of growing,” Guardiola said before this match against Feyenoord.City may require more time to really reach their peak but there will be disappointment if that process does not see them at least begin to challenge the continent’s big guns this season.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp believes even if his team were to win the FA Cup, it would not be enough to silence some of their critics.Coming off their first Premier League loss of the season, Liverpool visit Wolves in a tough cup clash on Monday.While Liverpool have made progress under Klopp, they are yet to win silverware, losing Champions League, Europa League and Carabao Cup finals. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? But Klopp said perhaps not even the FA Cup would be enough, with the club still looking to end a 29-year wait for a league title.”It is always when people talk to me about silverware it always looks like we have to get each little thing,” he said.”If we won the FA Cup then people would say that we didn’t win the Premier League for so many years. We cannot change what other people think.”We have to try our best in every game we play and so far, not only this season but especially this season, that’s what the boys did – and that’s what we will try again and again and again and we will see what happens.”I would say we had the toughest draw together with Chelsea in the first round of the League Cup. I don’t know all the others, but [other than] Bournemouth versus Brighton there is not a lot of all-Premier League ties.Jürgen Klopp has been nominated for @premierleague Manager of the Month, after winning all seven games in December.Vote for the boss here: https://t.co/POUXwzGREv pic.twitter.com/E6flU6QMYg — Liverpool FC (@LFC) January 4, 2019 “We have to think about the whole situation, not being like children and jumping always from one problem to the next problem – we have to consider all and that’s what we will do.”Klopp is set to make numerous changes for the trip to Wolves, including giving Alberto Moreno a rare opportunity this season.Liverpool have failed to progress beyond the fourth round of the FA Cup since Klopp took over in October 2015.Following Monday’s match the Reds will have to return their focus to the league, with a clash against Brighton scheduled for next Saturday. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the web
zoomIllustration. Image Courtesy: Pixabay under CC0 Creative Commons license The technical issue concerning Irish Ferries’ ship Ulysses is more serious than originally anticipated, the company informed. The vessel is expected to be out of service for a further period of one to two weeks, the shipping group added.Operated by Irish Continental Group’s (ICG) subsidiary on the Dublin / Holyhead route, Ulysses reported technical difficulties with its Starboard Controllable Pitch Propeller on June 24. The vessel entered drydock in Belfast on June 28 and the investigation and repairs to the ship were expected to take no longer than five days, allowing it to resume service on July 4.However, the repairs have not been completed yet, according to service engineers.“In advance of her return to service, we will adjust the schedules of our other vessels to minimise the disruption (…) The Dublin / Holyhead route will operate with the Epsilon on the Ulysses schedule alongside the Dublin Swift which will operate additional evening sailings,” Irish Ferries said.“Irish Ferries would like to apologise to all our passenger and freight customers for this technical disruption. Despite our best efforts we can find no replacement tonnage in what is now the peak tourism season. It is the first major disruption on the Ulysses since her deployment on the Dublin Holyhead service in 2001,” the company added.
Los Angeles: Joe Watts, the “Fast & Furious 9” stuntman who met with a major accident during the filming, is in an induced coma. Watts had severe head injuries after a fall on Monday at the Warner Bros studios in Leavesden, Hertfordshire, UK where the film was being shot. A source told The Hollywood Reporter that, according to Watts’ fiancee, he was “stable but in an induced coma.” The production on the film was put on hold to focus on the accident, Universal Studios had confirmed. Also Read – I have personal ambitions now: Priyanka The authorities said the injured stuntman was taken to a hospital through an air ambulance. British press reported that Watts was Vin Diesel’s stunt double, but a source close to production dismissed the speculations. Watts has previously worked on action extravaganzas such as “Mission: Impossible Fallout”, “Jurassic World – Fallen Kingdom”, “Solo: A Star Wars Story” and “Kingsman: The Golden Circle”. The shooting on “Fast & Furious 9”, which is slated to hit the screens next May, started last month.
MONCTON, N.B. – A professor of clinical neuropsychology at the University of Moncton says a computer application she developed could help doctors better predict the risk of dementia — and take some of the pressure off New Brunswick’s medical system.Sarah Pakzad has spent the last seven years researching and working on the Neurocognitive Frailty Index, which would help healthcare professionals guide patients through tests that would assess risk factors for dementia.She said all too often, patients who are at a low risk for dementia are put on a waiting list to see a specialist, clogging up resources and taking time away from patients who are at a higher risk.“It’s going to help family physicians and nurse practitioners to help distinguish the patients who are at risk, or high risk, of developing dementia, in comparison with those who have a low risk but have similar symptoms,” said Pakzad.She said memory problems can be a symptom of mental health disorders like anxiety and depression, so it’s difficult to gauge whether or not someone is at risk for dementia based on that symptom alone.The index draws information from a database of over 25,000 patients over the age of 50 and would produce a percentage probability of the patient developing dementia.Pakzad said the index is more than 90 per cent accurate.“This is the first time we have an index that’s reliable, useful, and easy to work with,” she said.Pakzad hopes to finish the app’s design within the next year.In her research, she surveyed 800 family physicians in New Brunswick about how they deal with patients who may have dementia.Many doctors told her they’re ill-equipped to diagnose dementia and don’t know what to do when people complain about memory and cognitive issues.She said this creates frustration for patients, some of whom may have spent hours in a waiting room.“Often they are hearing, ‘No, no, that’s okay, when you’re getting old, it’s just normal to have memory problems,’” she said, adding “No, that’s not okay.”Bruno Battistini, CEO and scientific director of the New Brunswick Health Research Foundation, which provided much of the funding for the project, said this is a big gap in the province’s health-care system.“Medical doctors don’t have, necessarily, the training … to do what we call cognitive assessments,” he said. “This is a more specialized thing done by a geriatrician.”He said the issue lies in the fact that there’s only one geriatrician per 100,000 people in New Brunswick.Battistini hopes the app will help unclog waiting lists for people in search of a specialist by ruling out those who are at a low risk of dementia.New Brunswick Medical Society CEO Anthony Knight said supports for patients with dementia exist in New Brunswick, but the system is struggling to keep up with the demand.“It’s a growing trend, the diagnosis of dementia, among seniors and other individuals. Our nursing home system is strained, for sure, to manage the complexities associated with dementia care,” he said.It will still be a while before the application will be available for doctors to use, but Pakzad said she’s looking forward to seeing what healthcare professionals think.
Highlights from the news file for Thursday, Sept. 14———UNITED STATES MAY NOT DEFEND CANADA FROM MISSILE: Current U.S. policy directs the American military not to defend Canada if it is targeted in a ballistic missile attack, says the top Canadian officer at the North American Aerospace Defence Command. “We’re being told in Colorado Springs that the extant U.S. policy is not to defend Canada,” said Lt.-Gen. Pierre St-Amand, deputy commander of Colorado-based Norad. “That is the policy that’s stated to us. So that’s the fact that I can bring to the table.” St-Amand delivered that revelation Thursday during an appearance before the House of Commons defence committee, which is studying the extent to which Canada is ready for an attack by North Korea. The study comes after several provocative nuclear and ballistic missile tests by North Korea, which have stoked fears Canada could end up in the middle of a confrontation between the U.S. and the so-called hermit kingdom. Those tests have also resurrected questions over whether Canada should join the U.S. ballistic missile defence shield, which it famously opted out of in 2005 following a divisive national debate.———U.S. WANTS 5-YEAR TERMINATION CLAUSE IN NEW NAFTA DEAL: The United States is seeking to insert a so-called sunset clause into a new NAFTA, a controversial proposal that would automatically terminate the agreement after five years unless all three member countries agree to extend it. That proposal has prompted swift resistance. Canadian and Mexican officials brushed it off almost as soon as it was proposed Thursday, calling it a bad idea that would create economic instability and scare businesses away from long-term investments. The priority was announced earlier in the day by Donald Trump’s commerce secretary. Wilbur Ross confirmed the U.S. will seek some automatic-termination clause to ensure the agreement can be regularly re-evaluated and improved. Ross said U.S. trade czar Robert Lighthizer agrees it’s a good idea, but conceded that it’s unclear whether Canada and Mexico, the other NAFTA countries, would accept the proposal. He said he wants a deal by the end of the year and would rather not terminate the agreement as Trump has threatened to do.———MORE THAN 2,800 DEATHS LAST YEAR LINKED TO OPIOIDS, FEDS SAY: At least 2,816 Canadians died from opioid-related causes in 2016 and that number “will almost certainly” surpass 3,000 in 2017, the country’s chief public health officer predicted Thursday, as officials outlined the growing scope of the epidemic. While the western provinces have been hardest-hit — there were 978 illicit drug overdose deaths in B.C. and 586 apparently opioid-related deaths in Alberta in 2016 — the numbers of people dying in Eastern Canada are also rising. For example, Ontario had 865 deaths last year and Nova Scotia had 53 as a result of opioid-related toxicity. “No area of Canada is necessarily safe from this crisis,” Dr. Theresa Tam told a media briefing from Ottawa. Deaths involving fentanyl more than doubled in the first three months of 2017 compared to the same period in 2016, she said. In a report released earlier Thursday, the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) warned the opioid crisis is having a significant impact on the health system as a growing number of Canadians seek emergency hospital care for overdoses.———JUSTICE MINISTERS TALK HIV NON-DISCLOSURE: Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould is raising the issue of whether criminal charges are the right way to deal with HIV non-disclosure as she sits down with her provincial and territorial colleagues in Vancouver. On World AIDS Day last year, Wilson-Raybould said she would examine how the criminal justice system deals with people who do not disclose their HIV status to sexual partners, which could include developing prosecutorial guidelines. The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that consent to sexual activity can be discounted if the accused person did not disclose, or lied about, his or her HIV status. That can lead to a charge of aggravated sexual assault, but advocates say the justice system is far behind the science on the level of risk. Wilson-Raybould is expected to give her fellow justice ministers an update on the review and encourage them to consider what they could do to address what she calls the “over-criminalization of HIV non-disclosure.” Richard Elliott of the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network says he is encouraged the issue has been put on the agenda as a problem that needs to be solved.———CANADIAN RETAILER ROOTS FILES FOR IPO: Canadian fashion retailer Roots Corp. is launching an initial public offering of its shares. The company has applied to list on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol ROOT. “We view our heritage and our guiding principles as the foundation of our business,” the company said in its preliminary prospectus. “Our brand is supported by first-rate operations and is well-diversified across product categories, seasons, channels and geographies.” The retailer was established in 1973 by founders Michael Budman and Don Green. The pair sold a majority stake in the company to private investment firm Searchlight Capital Partners in 2015, but remained substantial shareholders. The price and the number of shares being sold by Searchlight, Budman and Green was not immediately disclosed. The company has more than 100 stores in Canada as well as four in the United States, partner-operated locations in Taiwan and China and an online retail business. In its filing with securities regulators, Roots said it wants to continue to grow in Canada as well as the United States and in international markets.———CANADIANS IN THE DARK AFTER EQUIFAX HACK: Canadians are asking questions in the aftermath of the Equifax hack because they are more in the dark about whether they have been victims than consumers in the U.S. Consumers in the U.S. can check their status on a website that shows whether they are at risk as well as monitor their files for free because the company waived a charge in the wake of the data breach. But that website doesn’t work for Canadians and the Equifax Canada website says it costs $19.95 per month for the same monitoring service. Communications expert Warren Weeks says that Equifax has handled the issue poorly, and that it is unacceptable that Canadians in particular do not know whether their data has been compromised. Equifax Inc. said last Thursday that a security breach occurred over the summer that compromised the private information of up to 143 million Americans, along with an undisclosed number of Canadians. But the company has been tight-lipped about further details, including how many Canadians may have been exposed.———LIBERAL MP ARNOLD CHAN DIES OF CANCER: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Liberal MP Arnold Chan, who has just died of cancer, was one of the country’s most devoted servants. The prime minister says he is deeply saddened by the death of a man he describes as a tireless advocate for Canadians. Chan, 50, leaves his wife, Jean Yip and their three sons, Nathaniel, Ethan and Theodore as well as his parents and other family members. Trudeau offered his deepest condolences to all. Chan learned he had nasopharyngeal carcinoma not long after he first won his Toronto-area seat of Scarborough—Agincourt in a 2014 byelection. He revealed the cancer had returned in March 2016.”For three and a half years, he distinguished himself as a thoughtful, kind and, above all, tireless advocate for Canadians,” Trudeau said in a statement. “He believed deeply in our democracy and became one of its most faithful and eloquent guardians.” In a Twitter statement, Yip called Chan “a loving father, wonderful husband and dedicated public servant.” She added that while he courageously fought cancer, he “always continued to work hard for his constituents.”———NOVA SCOTIA FIRST NATION FACES WATER CRISIS: A Nova Scotia Indigenous community struggling with dark, foul-smelling tap water is calling on the federal government to fix a problem that has lingered for a decade. Potlotek First Nation residents have been told not to drink, bathe or wash clothes in the water, which has high levels of iron and manganese. Chief Wilbert Marshall says the community of about 500 people has been working with Ottawa on a solution for 10 years, but residents still don’t have clean, reliable drinking water. Health Canada says the spike in minerals is related to seasonal factors such as temperature changes and turnover in the nearby lake water, and although levels should decline there is no set time frame for the water to return to normal. The federal department says there are no known health impacts tied to the reported levels of iron and manganese, but it says boiling the water would only further concentrate the minerals. John Paul with the Atlantic Policy Congress of First Nations Chiefs says the Cape Breton Mi’kmaq community, formerly known as Chapel Island First Nation, is relying on bottled drinking water and public shower facilities, a situation he says is extremely challenging for the elderly, sick or families with young children.———ONTARIO PREMIER, OPPOSITION LEADER IN STANDOFF OVER COMMENTS: Ontario’s premier and Opposition leader are sticking to their guns in a dispute that could lead to legal action. Premier Kathleen Wynne’s lawyers wrote a letter to Patrick Brown on Wednesday asking that he withdraw comments he made about her suggesting she is personally on trial — or face a defamation lawsuit. The Progressive Conservative leader said Thursday he is ignoring the premier’s request. When asked why he won’t retract his comments, Brown repeated that it was a “sad day for Ontario” to see Wynne testify in a trial involving two Liberals. Brown called the legal threat “baseless,” even though Wynne previously sued the previous Progressive Conservative leader. Wynne, speaking to The Canadian Press in Washington, D.C., wouldn’t say whether she will proceed with a lawsuit. Her lawyers are discussing the next steps, Wynne said. At issue are comments Brown made about the premier’s role in a Liberal bribery trial. The letter sent to Brown said he told reporters Tuesday that Wynne was standing trial, when in fact she is not on trial or even under investigation, but is offering voluntary testimony.———CROWN WON’T APPEAL REJECTION OF HIGH-RISK LABEL: British Columbia’s Crown prosecutors’ office says it will not file an appeal of a judge’s decision rejecting a high-risk designation for a man who killed his three children. Allan Schoenborn was convicted of the first-degree murders of his daughter and two sons in February 2010, but a judge ruled he was not criminally responsible on account of a mental disorder. A review board ruled in 2015 that Schoenborn should have escorted access outside of the Forensic Psychiatric Hospital where he’s being held in Port Coquitlam, and the prosecution service announced it had applied to have him designated a high-risk accused. A B.C. Supreme Court judge decided last month that Schoenborn didn’t fit the criteria for the high-risk label, and while the killings were brutal, they were committed because of the man’s delusional state. The prosecutors’ office now says in a news release that after a thorough review it has determined there is no legal basis for an appeal. The office says Schoenborn hasn’t yet been permitted to go on escorted outings, his detention will continue to be reviewed, and the Crown will appear at the review hearings to advocate for the public interest.
A fifth person has been charged in connection to the slaying of three Six Nations residents, whose bodies were found southwest of London last November.Middlesex County OPP announced Tuesday that Roland Sturgeon, 21, of the Chippewas of the Thames First Nation is charged with three counts of accessory after the fact to murder in the deaths of 37-year-old Melissa Trudi Miller, 33-year-old Alan Grant Porter, and 32-year-old Michael Shane Jamieson.Their bodies were found with a stolen grey 2006 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck in a field off outside of Oneida Nation of the Thames last Nov. 4. Police later confirmed Miller was seven months pregnant at the time of her death.Sturgeon is the second person facing accessory charges in the case. Kirsten Bomberry, 36, of Six Nations, was charged last November with three counts of being an accessory after the fact to murder.Two men, 36-year-old Nicholas Shipman and 30-year-old Thomas Bomberry, and a woman, 32-year-old Jamie Beaver, all of Six Nations, were charged earlier this month with second-degree murder. Shipman faces three counts, while Bomberry is charged with two, and Beaver is charged with one.Police said they “will not comment on specific details to protect the integrity of the ongoing criminal investigation and any ensuing court processes.”Anyone with additional information is asked to contact the dedicated police tip-line at 1-844-677-5050, or Six Nations police at 519-445-2811.
In this April 21, 2008 file photo, national flags of the United States, Canada, and Mexico fly in the breeze in New Orleans. Chrystia Freeland will give a speech Monday arguing that NAFTA’s upcoming renegotiation will benefit a broad cross section of Canadians. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Judi Bottoni Deron Bilous|NAFTA Trade minister says NAFTA talks no threat to oil and gas industry by Sandra Prusina Posted Aug 17, 2017 4:17 pm MDT Last Updated Aug 17, 2017 at 4:17 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email CALGARY – Alberta’s minister of trade says Canada’s oil and gas industry has little to worry about as wide-ranging North American trade negotiations get underway.Speaking Thursday after a conference of state governments in Tacoma, Wash., Minister Deron Bilous said U.S. lawmakers recognize the importance of an integrated energy market.He said Alberta government representatives have been meeting with U.S. counterparts regularly to emphasize the importance of market access and open borders, and he’s been encouraging industry members to do the same.Bilous said efforts in recent months were helpful in effectively killing the proposal for a border adjustment tax, which could have set tariffs for oil and gas imports from Canada and presented one of the biggest trade threats to the industry.He said the provincial government is also pushing for more open borders for agriculture and other products, and the need to harmonize regulations to speed up the flow of goods.The minister’s comments come a day after NAFTA trade negotiations kicked off in Washington, D.C., with dozens of topics set to be covered in the talks.
The Ohio State men’s hockey team gathers prior to the start of the game against Wisconsin on Feb. 23 in the Schottenstein Centern. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Managing Editor for DesignOhio State is ranked No. 1 in the 2018-19 Big Ten hockey preseason coaches’ poll, which was announced Monday as part of the Big Ten Hockey Preseason Honors.Joining the Buckeyes in the poll were fellow 2018 Frozen Four participants Michigan and Notre Dame, who ranked second and third respectively. Minnesota, Penn State, Wisconsin and Michigan State rounded out the rest of the conference rankings.Additionally, Ohio State is ranked third in the nation in the USCHO Preseason Men’s poll, which was also released Monday. The Buckeyes are behind No. 2 Notre Dame and the defending national champions, Minnesota Duluth, who came in at No. 1 with 44 first-place votes.Ohio State, Notre Dame and Michigan, who is ranked No. 4, each received two first place votes.Senior forwards Mason Jobst and Dakota Joshua, as well as junior forward Tanner Laczynski, were all listed on the 2018-2019 Big Ten Preseason Watch List. Ohio State had three selections out of the 15 players named, tied with Michigan and Michigan State for the most in the conference.This is Jobst’s third appearance on the Big Ten Preseason Watch List. Last season he was given 2018 Second Team All-Big Ten honors and enters this season as the NCAA’s active leading scorer with 128 points.This is the first appearance for both Laczynski and Joshua on the list. Laczynski scored a career high 47 points last season and earned 2018 First Team All-Big Ten and 2018 Second Team All-American honors. Joshua was named to the 2018 NCAA Midwest Regional All-Tournament Team and has a point in 12 out of his last 19 games.The Buckeyes kick their season off with a series at Arizona State on Oct. 12-13th.
At Chichester Crown Court last month, Dewey, of no fixed address, pleaded guilty to dangerous driving, driving otherwise than in accordance with a licence and driving without third party insurance, Sussex Police said.Dewey was jailed for 15 months, disqualified from driving for three years and told he will have to take an extended retest, and ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £100, police added.Pc Peter De Silvo, of the Surrey and Sussex roads policing unit, said: “Thankfully nobody was injured in this incident, which was not conducted at high speed.”But Dewey’s actions in trying to avoid police through a busy Monday evening rush-hour could have had disastrous consequences.”For nearly 50 minutes he refused to stop for police units, avoided stop sticks deployed to try and burst his tyres and at one point called 999 and asked us to stop following him.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. Bruce Dewey, 36, who has been jailed for 15 monthsCredit: Sussex Police A dangerous driver who dialled 999 asking police to stop chasing him has been jailed.Bruce Dewey, 36, dodged stop sticks deployed to burst his tyres, weaved in and out of traffic and crossed on to the wrong side of the road during the pursuit.Police started following him after spotting him driving a blue Honda Legend in Tarring Road, Worthing, West Sussex, knowing he only had a provisional driving licence.As he sped away, he managed to lose police for a short time before officers caught up with him and requested him to stop during the evening rush-hour on Feb 22.As he continued on, a police vehicle was put out of action as it became damaged before Dewey, a labourer, was finally stopped on the A27 at Sompting, damaging two more police cars.
A MOTORCYCLIST was killed today after a collision with a car near Blessington.The incident took place at around 10.15am this morning on the N81 at Tinode. A car collided with a motorcycle, killing a man in his 60s.His body has been taken to Tallaght Hospital, where a full post mortem examination will take place.The driver of the car was uninjured.Gardaí are appealing to anyone who may have witnesses this collision to contact them at Blessington on 045 – 857620, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800-666-111 or any Garda station.
PROTESTERS AT THE Allsop auction at the RDS “are just venting their anger at the banks,” said a spokesperson for the auctioneers, who said that there was no case for any such protests.Independent TD Mattie McGrath said he would be raising serious questions in the Dáil about an Allsop Auction that took place today in which he claims that distressed property was being sold.AuctionIn a statement McGrath said there were emotional outbursts at the auction. However, others at the auction have disputed such claims. He states that “livelihood’s and homes sold without their good will” and that “struggling property owners” were seeing their homes sold.Speaking to TheJournal.ie, a spokesperson for Allsop said there were a number of groups protesting outside the auction but that none were inside the auction room like in other years.He said claims that they were not “selling peoples’ homes over their heads” and said that the protesters were “simply venting their anger against the banks and using the Allsop auction as a platform”.He said that Independent TD Mattie McGrath and Sinn Fein TD Peader Toibin were at the auction. He said that “property is selling well and selling at a good price”.Agreement not to sell repossessed propertyHe added that Allsop had signed an agreement with the Irish Mortgage Holders Organisation in which they agreed not to sell any repossessed homes that had not struck a deal with their bank.“Any home that had any legal issue standing over it was withdrawn. All sales done today were done in complete agreement with the seller. There is no question that any homes or businesses were sold over the heads of any owners”.Commercial and residential properties were for sale today at the public auction at the RDS. A total of 115 separate lots were offered for sale with combined reserves of €11 million.Allsop signs deal that will stop the auctioning of repossessed homes>‘I didn’t do anything wrong’ – Meath man protests auction of family business>
Le Solar Impulse, star du BourgetL’avion solaire Solar Impulse a pu effectuer un vol de démonstration hier au salon du Bourget. Il s’agit du seul vol de l’engin lors de cet événement, les conditions météorologiques n’ayant pas été réunies dans la semaine.L’avion solaire suisse Solar Impulse a effectué hier son unique vol de démonstration au salon du Bourget. En effet, les conditions météorologiques étaient optimales ce dimanche puisque le vent soufflait à moins de 12 km/h. Durant la semaine, le calendrier des démonstrations avait été perturbé à cause de cet élément. Après avoir quitté le sol à 10h, le pilote, Markus Scherdel, a fait voler le prototype une vingtaine de minutes avant de revenir se poser. Bertrand Piccard, président et initiateur du projet a indiqué qu’il s’agissait d’un “vol de démonstration fabuleux, un bouquet final poétique, scientifique, environnemental et humain”, rapporte Romandie.Le public a été fasciné par le Solar Impulse indiquent les différents médias. L’oiseau-libellule est en effet surprenant pour les visiteurs du salon qui se demandent souvent comment un avion est capable de voler sans carburant. Les caractéristiques de l’appareil à elles seules intriguent puisque s’il a l’envergure d’un Airbus A 340, l’avion a en revanche le poids d’une petite voiture (1,6 tonne).Un deuxième avion solaire en préparation Dans le même temps, en Suisse, commence l’assemblage du deuxième appareil. “Il ressemblera au premier par sa forme générale et son aspect extérieur. Son envergure sera plus grande, entre celle de l’A380 et du B747-8. Il bénéficie de sauts technologiques, d’un nouveau moteur, d’un autre type de cellules solaires”, explique André Borschberg. Depuis le début associé au projet, cet ingénieur, ancien pilote de chasse et businessman est lui aussi régulièrement aux commandes du Solar Impulse, en alternance avec Bertrand Piccard.À lire aussiLa tragique histoire de l’homme évacué d’un avion à cause de son odeurGrâce à ce second appareil, les vols devraient être plus longs. Le Figaro indique que le but ultime, pour le duo, est de réussir un tour du monde “sans carburant fossile ni pollution”. Bertrand Piccard souligne que “l’aviation permet d’apporter des solutions innovantes en montrant que les énergies renouvelables sont possibles. Elles sont sources de diversification pour les pétroliers et de croissance future. Le Solar Impulse est le meilleur vecteur pour communiquer ce message”, s’enthousiasme-t-il. Avec le tout récent rachat par Total de la société californienne qui produit les panneaux solaires du Solar Impulse, Sun Power, Bertrand Piccard espère que le groupe pétrolier s’associera au projet.Le 27 juin 2011 à 11:25 • Emmanuel Perrin
Moncada is being held on a bond of $100,000.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. LOS ANGELES (WSVN) — A shirtless man was caught on camera throwing rocks through the windows of cars passing by him in Los Angeles before pedestrians took matters into their own hands.Bystander video provided to KTLA showed the man standing in the road and throwing rocks through the windows of cars driving down the street.The man could be seen shattering several windows and even turning his attention to two public buses, even getting on one of them.According to KTLA, the driver of the bus evacuated the vehicle before getting off the bus. The man then tried to take the bus before he struck another vehicle soon after and bystanders dragged him out of the bus and onto the sidewalk.Video then showed the group restraining the man and tying him up with zip ties.The group was successfully able to restrain the man until police arrived.The man, identified as 32-year-old Emmanuel Moncada, was arrested and charged with attempted carjacking and assault with a deadly weapon.
Turo: Save $30 on any car rental The Boring Company started in 2016 when Musk complained about traffic in LA. His solution is to build underground hyperloops where automated vehicles can travel at high speeds to reach their destination. The first test tunnel was built under Musk’s SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, California, in 2018. The Boring Company has also signed a contract to build a transit system in Chicago, and Musk has said the company is looking into building a tunnel from New York City to Washington, DC. Both of those projects, however, have been stalled.In May, The Boring Company snagged a $47 million contract to build a tunnel network in Las Vegas to transport people to the city’s convention center. The Boring Company didn’t immediately reply to a request for comment. Will also be launching The Boring Company China on this trip— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) August 3, 2019 Share your voice 0 What’s cooler: A snapshot of a firework exploding in front of you, or full 360-degree video of all the fireworks and all the reactions to seeing them? Oooh, ahhh, indeed. At $250, the compact Rylo dual-lens camera is selling for its lowest price yet. And for an extra $50, you can get the bundle that includes the waterproof housing.This deal runs through Sept. 3; it usually costs $500. Other Labor Day sales you should check out Best Buy: In addition to some pretty solid MacBook deals that have been running for about a week already, Best Buy is offering up to 40% off major appliances like washers, dryers and stoves. There are also gift cards available with the purchase of select appliances. See it at Best BuyDell: Through Aug. 28, Dell is offering an extra 12% off various laptops, desktops and electronics. And check back starting Aug. 29 for a big batch of Labor Day doorbusters. See it at DellGlassesUSA: Aug. 29 – Sept. 3 only, you can save 65% on all frames with promo code labor65. See it at GlassesUSALenovo: The tech company is offering a large assortment of deals and doorbusters through Labor Day, with the promise of up to 56% off certain items — including, at this writing, the IdeaPad 730S laptop for $700 (save $300).See it at LenovoLensabl: Want to keep the frames you already love and paid for? Lensabl lets you mail them in for new lenses, based on your prescription. From now through Sept. 2 only, you can save 20% on the blue light-blocking lens option with promo code BLOCKBLUE. See it at LensablSears: Between now and Sept. 7, you can save up to 40% on appliances (plus an additional 10% if you shop online), up to 60% on mattresses, up to 50% on Craftsman products and more. The store is also offering some fairly hefty cashback bonuses. See it at SearsNote: This post was published previously and is continuously updated with new information.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on tech products and much more. For the latest deals and updates, follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page, and find more great buys on the CNET Deals page. Turo is kind of like Uber meets Airbnb: You borrow someone’s car, but you do all the driving. I’ve used it many times and found it a great alternative to traditional car-rental services — in part because you get to choose exactly the vehicle you want (not just, say, “midsize”) and in part because you can often do pickup and dropoff right outside baggage claim.Between now and Sept. 1, the first 300 people to check out can get $30 off any Turo rental with promo code LDW30. Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) Tags Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) Spotify and most other streaming services rely on compressed audio, which robs the listener of full fidelity. Enter Tidal, the only “major” service that delivers lossless audio — meaning at least on par with CD quality, if not better. Want to see (er, hear) the difference for yourself? Grab this excellent extended trial while you can. It’s just $6 for three months, and it’s good for up to six listeners. Sarah Tew/CNET Sarah Tew/CNET $155 at Google Express 0 Sarah Tew/CNET Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X Best Buy Apple iPhone XS Sprint Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) Boost Mobile See It Rylo Read DJI Osmo Action preview Boring Company Elon Musk,I’m shocked — shocked! — to learn that stores are turning Labor Day into an excuse to sell stuff. Wait — no, I’m not. As much as I respect the original intent of the holiday (which became official back in 1894), to most of us, it’s just a bonus day off — one that’s blissfully tacked onto a weekend. So, yeah, stores; go ahead, run your sales. I’m listening. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Labor Day doesn’t bring out bargains to compete with the likes of Black Friday (which will be here before you know it), but there are definitely some sales worth your time.For example:We’ve rounded up the best Labor Day mattress deals.We’ve also gathered the best Labor Day laptop deals at Best Buy.The 2019 Vizio P Series Quantum is back under $999.Be sure to check out Amazon’s roughly three dozen Labor Day deals on TVs and audio. Google Express is having a big sale as well, one that includes deals on game consoles, AirPods, iPhones, laptops and more.Below I’ve rounded up a handful of individual items I consider to be the cream of the crop, followed by a handy reference guide to other Labor Day sales. Keep in mind, of course, that products may sell out at any time, even if the sale itself is still running. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. $299 at Amazon Angela Lang/CNET DJI’s answer to GoPro’s action cameras is rugged little model that’s shockproof, dustproof and waterproof down to 11 meters. It normally runs $350, but this deal drops it to $261 when you apply promo code 19LABOR10 at checkout. $59 at eBay $999 $520 at HP Sarah Tew/CNET See it Sci-Tech Roadshow Turo Though not technically a Labor Day sale, it’s happening during Labor Day sale season — and it’s too good not to share. Nationwide Distributors, via Google Express, has just about the best AirPods deal we’ve seen (when you apply promo code ZBEDWZ at checkout). This is for the second-gen AirPods with the wireless charging case. Can’t imagine these will last long at this price, so if you’re interested, act fast. $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) The problem with most entry-level laptops: They come with mechanical hard drives. That makes for a mighty slow Windows experience. This Lenovo model features a 128GB solid-state drive, so it should be pretty quick to boot and load software, even with its basic processor. Plus, it has a DVD-burner! That’s not something you see in many modern laptops, especially at this price. Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) See at Amazon Read the AirPods review Read Lenovo Smart Clock review Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) Tags See It Post a comment $6 at Tidal $60 at Best Buy JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) $999 Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express Post a comment CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Recently updated to include digital-photo-frame capabilities, the Lenovo Smart Clock brings Google Assistant goodness to your nightstand. It’s a little smaller than the Amazon Echo Show 5, but also a full $30 less (and tied with Prime Day pricing) during this Best Buy Labor Day sale. $999 $999 Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) See It The Cheapskate Formerly known as the Google Home Hub, Google’s Nest Hub packs a wealth of Google Assistant goodness into a 7-inch screen. At $59, this is within a buck of the best price we’ve seen. It lists for $129 and sells elsewhere in the $89-to-$99 range.This is one item of many available as part of eBay’s Labor Day Sale (which, at this writing, doesn’t specifically mention Labor Day, but that’s how it was pitched to us). $210 at Best Buy Chris Monroe/CNET Read the Rylo camera preview Use promo code 19LABOR10 to get an unusually good deal on JBL’s interesting hybrid product — not quite headphones, and not quite a traditional speaker, but something you wear like neckphones to listen to music on the go. See at Turo Share your voice Read Google Home Hub review Amazon The Boring Company heads to China. The Boring Company/Twitter Elon Musk’s The Boring Company opened its first test tunnel under SpaceX headquarters in California last year and plans to build a tunnel in Las Vegas. Now, Musk wants to take his tunnel-making business to China. Musk announced the new China unit for The Boring Company in a tweet on Saturday, replying to one user that he’ll be at the World AI Conference in Shanghai from Aug. 29 to 31. He didn’t give additional details on the China expansion. I thought this might be a mistake, but, no, the weirdly named HP Laptop 15t Value is indeed quite the value at this price. Specs include an Intel Core i7 processor, 12GB of RAM, a 256GB solid-state drive and a 15.6-inch display. However, I strongly recommend paying an extra $50 to upgrade that display to FHD (1,920×1,080), because you’re not likely to be happy with the native 1,366×768 resolution. TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays An Echo Dot makes a fine match for any Fire edition TV, because you can use the latter to say things like, “Alexa, turn on the TV.” Right now, the 24-inch Insignia Fire TV Edition starts at just $100, while the 32-inch Toshiba Fire TV Editions is on sale for $130. Just add any Fire TV Edition to your cart, then add a third-gen Echo Dot, and presto: The latter is free.
BSE closes points 106.02 up on Nov 144.5K views00:00 / 00:00- 00:00:0000:00BSE closes points 106.02 up on Nov 144.5K viewsBusinessNew Delhi, Nov 14 (ANI): Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed 106.02 points up to stand at 28,046.66. At the National Stock Exchange the Nifty closed 32.05 points up to stand at 8,389.90. JAIPRAKASH ASSOCIATES LTD. and JPPOWER were among the top gainers of Group A with an increase of 8.92% and 7.51% along with SAIL and GSPL with an increase of 7.41% and 7.30% respectively, while the top losers of Group A include BALKRISHNA INDUSTRIES LTD and FINOLEX INDUSTRIES LTD with a decrease of 15.89% and 8.77% along with FINOLEX CABLES LTD and TVS MOTOR with a decrease of 4.87% and 4.65% at the close of the markets. The Auto sector is up 115.72 points at 18,659.93 while the banking sector is up 143.29 points at 20,118.77 and the reality sector is up 38.25 points at 1,669.36. The Indian currency is down 0.36% at Rs 61.77 per dollar.Ventuno Web Player 4.50New Delhi, Nov 14 (ANI): Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed 106.02 points up to stand at 28,046.66. At the National Stock Exchange the Nifty closed 32.05 points up to stand at 8,389.90. JAIPRAKASH ASSOCIATES LTD. and JPPOWER were among the top gainers of Group A with an increase of 8.92% and 7.51% along with SAIL and GSPL with an increase of 7.41% and 7.30% respectively, while the top losers of Group A include BALKRISHNA INDUSTRIES LTD and FINOLEX INDUSTRIES LTD with a decrease of 15.89% and 8.77% along with FINOLEX CABLES LTD and TVS MOTOR with a decrease of 4.87% and 4.65% at the close of the markets. The Auto sector is up 115.72 points at 18,659.93 while the banking sector is up 143.29 points at 20,118.77 and the reality sector is up 38.25 points at 1,669.36. The Indian currency is down 0.36% at Rs 61.77 per dollar.