9 months agoChelsea boss Sarri: Willian and Hudson-Odoi must stay

first_imgChelsea boss Sarri: Willian and Hudson-Odoi must stayby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea boss Maurizio Sarri says Willian must stay after he proved the matchwinner against Newcastle.Willian is being linked with Barcelona.But Sarri says: “Willian, for us, is a very important player. As I said yesterday in the press conference, in my opinion he has to stay with us. He’s very important player, like Pedro.”Hudson-Odoi is becoming a very important player so with Eden like a striker today, we need wingers, so we need Pedro, Hudson-Odoi and Willian, of course. At this moment he’s a fundamental player.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

21 days ago​Robertson wants ‘complete performance’ from Liverpool against Leicester

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say ​Robertson wants ‘complete performance’ from Liverpool against Leicesterby Freddie Taylor21 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool full back Andy Robertson wants to see his side give the perfect performance at the weekend.The Reds are facing off against high flying an in form Leicester City on Saturday afternoon.And Robertson believes that the Reds, who have a 100 percent record in the league so far, need to prove their title credentials against a tough opponent.He also spoke about their recent 4-3 win over RB Salzburg in the Champions League.Robertson told reporters: “At three-nil up and you think you are going to be comfortable but we started probably doing things we shouldn’t have done, we let them back into the game and they are a good team. That’s why that happened.”Then when we went to 3-3 and to show the character we did was important. But we need to sort out that 50-minute period when we weren’t good enough.”We have had a lot of away games but so far, so good but we need to get better and that is the pressure we put on ourselves.”We have got results but today could have been different, Saturday could have been different so we need to look at that and we need to play better.”But when you don’t play well it is important to get results and that’s what we have done. We were very good first half but we need a complete performance and we need that on Saturday.” last_img read more

Video: Joel Stave Misses On Crucial 4th Down Throw, Iowa Wins Heartland Trophy

first_imgWisconsin flag bearer runs across the field.LINCOLN, NE – OCTOBER 07: A cheerleader for the Wisconsin Badgers celebrates a score against the Nebraska Cornhuskers at Memorial Stadium on October 7, 2017 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)Wisconsin entered the season as Big Ten West favorites, but after this afternoon’s game, things in that division have been thrown for a loop. The Iowa Hawkeyes pulled off an upset of the No. 19 Badgers in Madison, winning the Heartland Trophy for the first time since 2009. Wisconsin had a chance to take the lead, but Joel Stave fired incomplete on a 4th & 2, looking for tight end Troy Fumagalli on the play.Not the best throw here pic.twitter.com/bsIn9uOFBm— Dan Lyons (@Dan_Lyons76) October 3, 2015He looked for a pass interference call, and there was some contact, but the refs held their flags, and Iowa was able to take a knee and win the game.The Heartland Trophy comes BACK to Iowa City! #IOWAvsWIS I’m done bragging now. pic.twitter.com/di1hbirdu1— Y2Jason Strasburg (@Strasconsin) October 3, 2015Iowa is 5-0 with the win, and a favorable schedule ahead. This year could be a big one for Kirk Ferentz and his Hawkeyes.last_img read more

Feds launch review of officiallanguages law 50 years after its introduction

first_imgOTTAWA — The federal government is launching a review of the Official Languages Act, saying it is time to modernize the decades-old law.The 1969 law enshrined Canadians’ right to receive federal services in English or French.The last major reform of the law was in 1988 and there have been recent calls to update it again, including from a Senate committee that late last month said the act needs to be applied more effectively and consistently.Oversight mechanisms need to be beefed up to ensure rights aren’t trampled on, the report said, adding a veiled reference to a furor in Ontario that forced the government to backtrack on plans to abolish the independent office of its French-language services commissioner and shrink a francophone-affairs cabinet post.The Liberals plan a series of meetings, the first taking place Tuesday in Moncton, N.B., and an online consultation that’s to result in a final report in June.Official Languages Minister Melanie Joly said in a statement that the government wants a modernized act to help minority-language communities “meet the new challenges they face” and ensure the law “can continue to meet the needs of Canadians.”The latest census figures from Statistics Canada show that in 2016, the country’s bilingualism rate stood 17.9 per cent — an all-time high — mainly due to an increase in the number of people who can speak French.Statistics Canada had to revise the bilingualism rate down by one-10th of a percentage point after it found a computer error in about 61,000 online census responses: French-speakers were recorded as having English as their mother tongue, leading the agency to report an increase in anglophones in Quebec.The erroneously reported jump in English-language speakers caused emotional ripples in Quebec, with provincial politicians talking about legislative means to ensure the survival of the French language in the province.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

A lot riding on Whitehorse hearings for Inquiry says NWAC President

first_imgTodd Lamirande APTN National NewsThe inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women came under fire against today in Ottawa.For weeks, families have been complaining that there has been a lack of communications from the top commissioners.On Friday, head Commissioner Marion Buller promised to do better.She said if the Inquiry’s timeline was no longer achievable, it may need more time and money.But her efforts may not be enough for some very upset and frustrated family members.tlamirande@aptn.calast_img read more

Atlantic Canada trade mission hopes to bolster regions trade links to China

first_imgHALIFAX – A federal-provincial trade mission is heading to China this week with hopes of bolstering Atlantic Canada’s presence in one of the world’s largest consumer markets.Federal Agriculture Minister Lawrence McAulay, Treasury Board president Scott Brison, and the premiers of Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador, will join more than 70 businesses, universities, and organizations participating in trade shows and business-to-business meetings.The aim is to promote Atlantic Canada’s food, education, clean growth, and tourism sectors.In an interview Monday, Brison said the co-operative effort is part of the Atlantic Growth Strategy launched by Ottawa and the four provinces in 2016.“A regional approach, where the federal government helps support the work of our businesses in Atlantic Canada and the work of our provincial governments, can make a real difference and take the level of trade and opportunity over time to a new level,” said Brison, a Nova Scotia MP.He said the goal is to build on the trust and relationships that have been established in the Chinese market.“That requires face-to-face interactions and meetings, and you can’t just go there once, you have to go there repeatedly over a sustained period.”Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil will be travelling to China for the second time this year — it will be his sixth trip overall.According to the federal government, exports to China from Atlantic Canada grew 37 per cent last year to more than $1.5 billion, with seafood exports having doubled in the past five years alone.Chinese tourism is also on the rise, while Atlantic Canadian universities currently get more than 30 per cent of their international students from the economic powerhouse.Brison said about 30 million Chinese enter the middle class every year, and that country’s consumer culture has developed tastes for such items as high-quality food and wine.He said they are trends that represent a great opportunity for Atlantic Canada, which is producing world renowned seafood, particularly lobster.“We have opportunities that simply didn’t exist 10 years ago in terms of the China relationship,” he said.In Nova Scotia’s case, China is the province’s second largest trading partner after the U.S., with exports having grown from $150 million in 2012 to $494 million in 2016.McNeil said opening China to products such as lobster has been key to keeping prices at higher market levels.“That has allowed the extra money received for that price to be spun around in every rural community across the province,” he said. “It’s one of the best rural economic strategies that we have.”Another key is convincing even more Chinese students to study in the region, the premier said.“They currently are the largest number of international students who come here. We believe that number can grow substantially to continue to help sustain our post-secondary institutions.”The trade delegation is to visit the cities of Qingdao, Shanghai, and Beijing, where it will take part in the China Fisheries and Seafood Expo, the China International Import Expo, and the Canada China Business Council Annual General Meeting and Business Forum.last_img read more

Crude by rail exports above 200000 barrels per day for the first

first_imgThe discount increase has been blamed on the difficulty in getting western Canadian oil to market because of tight pipeline capacity as three proposed export pipeline projects face ongoing delays.AltaCorp says the rate of growth in crude-by-rail volumes since the discount rose above US$25 per barrel last year has actually lagged behind that seen in 2011-12, the last time the differential was as wide.It attributes the slower growth to reluctance by rail companies to increase capacity and producers to sign long-term transport contracts to deal with market conditions that may only last until new pipelines come on stream, possibly as early as late 2019.(THE CANADIAN PRESS) CALGARY, A.B. – The National Energy Board says crude-by-rail exports from Canada set another record in June, rising to 204,558 barrels per day.That’s up almost three percent from 198,800 in May and 86 percent from 109,500 in June 2017.In a report Wednesday, analysts at AltaCorp Capital linked growth in railway oil shipments to the wider-than-usual discount being paid for Western Canadian Select crude compared with New York-benchmark West Texas Intermediate oil.last_img read more

Northern Development launches new website for Love Northern BC

first_imgThe Love BC Project helps to get a community involved and invested in itself by being able to be showcased on a platform they may not otherwise be able to do for themselves. The Love BC Project helps these businesses by offering media packages that;Featuring first-rate photography, storytelling and a variety of independent locally-owned businesses in each community.Offering a search bar and directory function to quickly find businesses online, and a map function that helps residents and tourists to the community locate and visit each business with ease.The program is available to communities located within Northern Development’s service region and participating communities receive ongoing program planning and implementation support from the Northern Development staff. Businesses that wish to participate in the program are required to pay a one-time registration fee of $100 per business.The program is open to independent locally-owned businesses (non-franchise). Certain kinds of home-based businesses are eligible, but direct sales home-based businesses that are distributing for a larger brand are not. Love Northern BC shares they are a marketing tool that works best for businesses that are focused on retail goods and services rather than industrial companies.For more information on the program; CLICK HERE To view the site; CLICK HERE PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. – The Northern Development Initiative Trust has developed the ‘Love Northern BC’ movement to help connect people with independent locally-owned businesses through unique marketing campaigns to keep more dollars in the local economy.Love Northern BC is the largest shop local program in Canada. With more than 74 northern BC communities participating, the program has helped to showcase more than 1,600 unique, locally-owned and independent northern B.C. businesses.The funding from the NDIT helps the Love Northern BC project by continuing to find and develop opportunities throughout the region to help to build connections between neighbours, shoppers, business owners, and visitors.last_img read more

Mens soccer battles to goalless draw with No 17 Louisville

Junior midfielder Ryan Ivancic (23) signs autographs for fans after a game against Louisville Oct. 2. OSU and Louisville tied, 0-0.Credit: Ryan Robey / For the LanternAlthough their goalless skid continued against No. 17 Louisville, the Ohio State men’s soccer team managed to hold off the Cardinals on the way to a scoreless draw Wednesday.OSU’s best opportunity came late in double overtime when a through ball was played to freshman forward Danny Jensen. The ball was collected and scored by Jensen but called back after he was flagged for offsides.“I think we had more of the better chances in the game,” junior goalkeeper Alex Ivanov said, who ended the game with four saves.The shutout was Ivanov’s fourth of 2013.The Buckeyes were able to play compact, keeping minimal space between the midfield and defense. This allowed OSU to pressure Louisville and move the ball up the pitch.Ivanov said he has faith in the attack and hopes for an end of the Buckeyes goalless streak.“I think it’s a good confidence booster but we still haven’t gotten that monkey off our back getting that goal,” Ivanov said. “Hopefully we can get that goal against Michigan.”OSU was out shot 23-12, but coach John Bluem said that statistics can be misleading.“We allowed a lot of shots but that can be deceiving,” Bluem said. “They take a lot of shots from distance. I don’t think Ivanov was that threatened.”Going forward, Jensen said the match will be a boost for OSU’s confidence moving forward.“I think that was one of the best games we played this year,” Jensen said. “We definitely showed that we have it in us to win.”OSU tallied 24 fouls to Louisville’s 13, including a yellow card to Louisville redshirt-junior and former Buckeye Santiago Vélez also picked up a yellow in the 43rd minute.Bluem likes the result by the Buckeyes but was hopeful for a win.“Super proud of our guys tonight. They played hard and battled 110 minutes,” Bluem said. “I think they deserve better.”OSU is set to resume conference play against Michigan Sunday at 2 p.m. at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. read more

Trippier admitted that the last year has been crazy for him

Trippier admitted that the last year has been crazy for him

first_imgKieran Trippier made his international debut less than one year ago – and now, he is about to be included in England’s starting eleven in the upcoming World Cup in Russia.The Tottenham Hotspur full-back admitted that the last year has been a bit crazy for him as he was called up to the national team for the first time and now, he is about to be given a chance to play in the World Cup.Trippier spoke about his current feelings as he said, according to tottenhamhotspur.com:Victor Wanyama, Tottenham Hotspur, Premier LeaguePochettino admits Wanyama remains in his Spurs plans Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Kenyan international, Victor Wanyama, was the protagonist of a summer transfer saga, but in the end, he is set to stay at Tottenham Hotspur.“I made my England debut last year and if I thought then about having the chance to go to the World Cup and even starting…it’s an unbelievable feeling.”“I grew up watching the World Cup and to now actually be a part of it, I’m speechless really.”“To be involved in a World Cup, just to be there and part of the squad and now people talking that I could start, it’s incredible. I can’t wait and whatever happens, I’ll give my all.”last_img read more

Bayern Munich want the Champions League – Muller

Bayern Munich want the Champions League – Muller

first_imgBayern Munich forward Thomas Muller believes that they can use the pain of last season’s Champions League semi-final exit to prompt them to glory this time aroundThe Bundesliga champions were eliminated in the last four of last season’s competition at the hands of eventual winners Real Madrid.Now, under new coach Niko Kovac, Bayern are hoping to lift their first European Cup since 2013, when they won against German rivals Borussia Dortmund in the final.“We all know that we could have won the trophy,” Muller told Sport Bild.Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“We are seething with anger and in Niko Kovac we have a new, young and aspiring coach.“Hopefully, this year we will for once have the full squad available from March to May. Everything’s possible for us in that case.”Bayern have been drawn with Ajax, AEK Athens and Benfica in Group E of the 2018/19 Champions League.For now though, the Bavarians will return to action this weekend by hosting Bayer Leverkusen.last_img read more

BREAKING Emiliano Salas plane has been found

BREAKING Emiliano Salas plane has been found

first_imgThe wreckage of the light aircraft in which Argentinean footballer Emiliano Sala and English pilot David Ibbotson has been found.After almost two weeks without any sign, the wreckage of the light aircraft that carried Cardiff City’s Argentinean footballer Emiliano Sala and English pilot David Ibbotson has been found in the English Channel.According to David Mearns, a marine scientist in charge of the private search, the wreckage of the Piper Malibu aircraft has been detected in the bottom of the ocean.“Wreckage of the plane carrying Emiliano Sala and piloted by David Ibbotson was located early this morning by the FPV MORVEN,” Mearns wrote on Twitter.“As agreed with the AAIB [Air Accidents Investigation Branch] they moved the GEO OCEAN III over the position we provided them to visually identify the plane by ROV. #EmilianoSala.”“The families of Emiliano Sala and David Ibbotson have been notified by Police,” he added.“The AAIB will be making a statement tomorrow.”Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“Tonight our sole thoughts are with the families and friends of Emiliano and David,” he concluded.The small aircraft disappeared on January 21st while it was traveling from Nantes, France, to the Welsh capital of Cardiff.The findings come after authorities gave up after almost four days of search, and a GoFundMe campaign was founded to find the aircraft.Wreckage of the plane carrying Emiliano Sala and piloted by David Ibbotson was located early this morning by the FPV MORVEN. As agreed with the AAIB they moved the GEO OCEAN III over the position we provided them to visually identify the plane by ROV. #EmilianoSala— David Mearns (@davidlmearns) February 3, 2019last_img read more

Why User Generated Content Still Works

first_img“If they didn’t make it, how are the rest of us going to do it?”That was a thought Twittered by a journalism industry veteran after JPG, the crowdsourced magazine I ran, went under three months ago.In a time when many magazine business models have hit a dead end, the efficiency of user generated content seemed like a viable solution to many—including the investors who brought JPG back this month. As an editor who’s spent most of her time with community created content, here’s what I think about user generated content as it applies to magazines: It has its place, which varies from publication to publication. Virtually all periodicals have some form of it, whether it’s letters to the editor, caption contests or photos-of-the-month. And virtually no magazines feature entirely crowdsourced content, though JPG came the closest with all content having been submitted through jpgmag.com and subsequently edited. So what does this mean for the average magazine publisher? That a mix, probably, is ideal. There are many more avenues for receiving and encouraging content than there were in the past. It’s time to move beyond letters to the editor. Easier said than done, right? I’ve spoken with countless traditional magazine editors who say that they’ve tried encouraging reader content through online contests and callouts, but that the magazine readers don’t go online and the Web site users don’t read the magazine.No problem! They’re not supposed to. Web sites should be used to extend your brand and engage a new, larger audience. People are much more likely to check out a magazine after reading its Web site than vice versa. Besides, your content creators won’t always be the same as your readers.Laura Simkins, our former VP of circulation, called this the Joe Francis theory. Francis founded Girls Gone Wild, which is a perfect example of a situation where the content creators are not the same people who would pay to view it.Back to encouraging engagement and great content through your Web site: It won’t happen overnight, but there are some basics that will make a big difference.• Personal stories, of any kind, are the best thing to have crowdsourced. Trying to find expert opinions from amateurs is barking up the wrong tree, and fact-checking can be a nightmare. But think of the possibilities available with personal insight. Embarrassing stories sent in to teen magazines or the marriage section of the newspaper are just the beginning—ask the right questions and you can get quality information about our culture and others, like Studs Terkel did in his oral histories.• People love to share/contribute if they feel like they are part of a good conversation, or have an audience. So give people a chance to make friends, or feature some of the best submitted content prominently, or both.• Ask specific questions that encourage unique answers. You may not get as many responses, but the results will be better, and more interesting to compare.• Partner with hobby groups on the internet who share the same interests. Usually the creators of these groups will be honored to be involved with your publication. Plus, this is a great way to build your member base.• Understand internet trends, or work with someone who does, and follow them. Internet phenomena happen because people are in to them. Go with the flow!• Do it for the right reasons. Act out of anthropological curiosity and love for your subject matter, and create something truly enjoyable. People can usually tell if you are just trying to make, or save, a buck off of them.With a little good old fashioned journalistic ingenuity, there’s hope for all of us.last_img read more

Lucifer trailer released Mohanlal movie will be a contemporary take on Indian

first_img‘Lucifer’, Mohanlal’s most-anticipated movie of the year directed by Prithviraj Sukumaran is all set to grace the big screens on March 28, 2019. Prior to the release of the movie, the makers have now released the official trailer, and it is getting positive responses from critics and audiences alike.The major highlight of the trailer is none other than unquestionable charisma of Superstar Mohanlal. The trailer begins with the voice-over of Mohanlal depicting the legacy of a political kingpin. The clip later shows the death of the political kingmaker and the way in which his associates try to grab command.Mohanlal’s entry literally gives goosebumps to the audiences, and he enters the scene by saying the real war is not fought between ‘Good and Evil’, but between ‘Evil and Evil’. The trailer also shows glimpses of some power packed action scenes performed by Mohanlal.Interestingly, director Prithviraj Sukumaran has given ample screen space to all the actors in the trailer. Vivek Oberoi looks stunning as the lead antagonist, and in all probabilities, this movie could revive the Bollywood star’s career. Tovino Thomas and Manju Warrier too excel with their sharp on-screen presence.The trailer of ‘Lucifer’ indicates that this movie will be a take on contemporary power politics which prevails in India. It should be noted that Murali Gopy, the scriptwriter of this film had previously penned classic political thrillers like ‘Left Right Left’ and ‘Kammara Sambhavam’.The background score used in the trailer of ‘Lucifer’ plays a crucial role in elevating the overall mysterious mood of the movie. The editing seems slick, and we can assure that this flick is going to be a fast-paced flick which will take audiences to a roller coaster ride through the dark corners of Indian politics.Deepak Dev has composed the music of this film, while the camera is cranked by Sujith Vasudev. ‘Lucifer’ is bankrolled by Antony Perumbavoor in the banner of Aashirvad Cinemas.last_img read more

All new Jaguar Land Rover cars to have electric option from 2020

first_imgJaguar Land Rover Ltd. unveiled the 2014 Range Rover Sport at the 2013 New York Auto Show.IBTimes/Charles PoladianAll new Jaguar Land Rover cars will be available in an electric or hybrid version from 2020. Last year, the company, owned by Tata Motors, had said that it would offer greener versions of half of its new line-up by 2020, but it has now ramped up its plans.Demand for electric models continues to rise sharply and in July, Britain had said that it would ban the sale of new petrol and diesel cars from 2040 to cut pollution, replicating plans by France and cities such as Madrid, Mexico City and Athens.Carmakers are racing to tap into growing demand for low-emissions models with Nissan launching a revamped version of its Leaf electric vehicle on Wednesday in a bid to better take on Tesla’s Model 3.Jaguar Land Rover (JLR), which showcased its first electric model in 2016, said it would release a range of powertrain options over the coming years.”We will introduce a portfolio of electrified products across our model range, embracing fully electric, plug-in hybrid and mild hybrid vehicles,” said Chief Executive Ralf Speth.The automaker, which built nearly 550,000 of Britain’s 1.7 million cars last year, has said it wants to build electric models in its home market but a number of factors need to be in place first, including support from government and academia.It will build its first electric model, the I-PACE, in Austria.Like much of the British car industry, JLR is also worried that Brexit could leave its car exports facing lengthy customs delays and tariffs of up to 10 percent, risking the viability of production in Britain.But as traditional carmakers battle with tech firms such as Google, and disruptive entrants including Tesla, JLR also unveiled its latest plans to tap into new and developing technologies.At a ‘Tech Fest’ in London, the company is showcasing several autonomous and connected car gadgets including a steering wheel called ‘Sayer’ which will contain speech recognition software, enabling it to answer questions, connect to news, select entertainment and order food.last_img read more

ICC Hall of Fame Heres why Dravid and Kumble were inducted ahead

first_imgSachin at the Hall of Fame ceremonyTwitterArguably the best batsman India has produced, Sachin Tendulkar was inducted into the ICC Hall of fame on Thursday, July 19. The Master Blaster received the honour alongside legendary South African fast bowler Allan Donald and Australian women’s cricket great Cathryn Fitzpatrick.While this event has been welcomed by fans around the cricketing world, there are some who are wondering why it took cricket’s governing body this long to bring the great man into the elite club of the best cricketers in World Cup history.This question becomes even more relevant when one considers the fact that his former teammates Rahul Dravid and Anil Kumble were inducted before him. But the reasons for the apparent delay in Tendulkar’s arrival in the Hall of Fame are quite simple. Sachin with wife Anjali before the Hall of Fame ceremonyTwitterAs per the rules of ICC, a player can only be brought into this esteemed congregation after five years after have elapsed since his retirement. As Anil Kumble had retired way back in 2008 and Rahul Dravid called it a day in 2012, they became eligible well before the Little Master. Since, Sachin’s retirement had taken place in late 2013, he became eligible only late last year.If we compare the amount of time the ICC took to induct all three players into this revered list of greats, it turns out that Sachin’s arrival was expedited rather than being kept on hold. It took the man with 100 international hundreds just over 5 years to have his name put in the exalted category.Compared to that, Kumble had to wait 10 years and The Wall six for getting admitted to this grouping. The Council understood the value of Sachin Tendulkar even after his retirement. They know that no cricketer would garner as much attention as the Master Blaster when gracing the Hall with his presence. Certainly, the reaction of the fans suggests that the fan following for the legendary cricketer from Mumbai is still intact.last_img read more

UPDATE Suspect Entered US Via Diversity Visa Program

UPDATE Suspect Entered US Via Diversity Visa Program

first_imgTwitter User @CNN The Latest on President Donald Trump and immigration (all times local):12:50 p.m.The Department of Homeland Security says the suspect in the New York City truck attack entered the United States in 2010 under the diversity visa program.Homeland Security officials are confirming that the immigrant from Uzbekistan arrived in the U.S. that way.That’s the immigration program that President Donald Trump is calling on Congress to eliminate “as soon as possible.” The president says the program is “not good,” and says the U.S. needs to “get much tougher.”The Diversity Immigrant Visa Program covers immigrants from countries with low rates of immigration to the U.S.12:30 p.m. President Donald Trump says he will consider sending the suspected New York City truck attacker to the prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Responding to a shouted question from a reporter at a Cabinet meeting, Trump says, “I would certainly consider that. Send him to Gitmo.” Trump’s comments come after Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., called on the president to treat the alleged attacker as an enemy combatant. The suspect is currently in custody in New York City, but according to officials has not yet been formally charged. Eight people died and at least 11 were seriously injured in the Tuesday attack. __ 12:05 p.m. President Donald Trump is calling the suspect in the New York City truck attack an “animal.” Trump says he will ask Congress to “immediately” begin work to terminate the Diversity Immigrant Visa Program, which he says was used by the alleged attacker to enter the United States. Officials have not yet said that was the case. Trump says “we will take all necessary steps to protect our people.” Speaking before a Cabinet meeting at the White House, Trump said “all of America is praying and grieving” with the victims. He says: “Our hearts break for them.” __ 12 p.m. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says that President Donald Trump’s attack against Sen. Chuck Schumer “plays right into the hands of the terrorists.” The Democratic governor pointedly condemned Trump’s Wednesday tweets, which criticized Schumer’s immigration policy less than 24 hours after the deadliest terrorist attack in New York City since Sept. 11, 2001. Cuomo said the president’s tweets “were not helpful.” He added, “You play into the hands of the terrorists to the extent you disrupt and divide… The tone now should be the exact opposite.” Both Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Trump had yet to reach out personally. Trump tweeted that Schumer is “helping to import Europe’s problems.” He called the visa lottery program that allowed the suspect to enter the country “a Chuck Schumer beauty.” The program was signed into law by Republican President George H.W. Bush. __ 11:55 a.m. The Senate’s top Democrat says President Donald Trump’s response to the deadly attack in New York City “doesn’t work with New Yorkers” or other Americans. New York Sen. Chuck Schumer said Wednesday that after Sept. 11, 2001, Republican President George W. Bush united the nation, inviting lawmakers to the White House and promising to work together. Schumer said Trump is taking “horrible advantage, of a tragedy” and trying “to politicize and divide. It doesn’t work with New Yorkers and it doesn’t work with Americans.” In a tweet on Wednesday, Trump blamed Schumer, saying the attacker came to the United States through a diversity visa program — “a Chuck Schumer beauty.” Officials said the attacker is an immigrant from Uzbekistan who came to the United States legally in 2010. They haven’t said whether he was admitted through the Diversity Immigrant Visa Program, which covers immigrants from countries with low rates of immigration to the U.S. __ 11:15 a.m. An AP Fact Check finds that President Donald Trump omitted key facts in blaming Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer for an immigration program Trump said allowed the driver in the New York truck attack to come to the U.S. Trump tweeted Wednesday that the attacker came into the U.S. through “the ‘Diversity Visa Lottery Program,’ a Chuck Schumer beauty.” Officials said the attacker is from Uzbekistan and came to the U.S. legally in 2010. They haven’t said whether he was admitted through the Diversity Immigrant Visa Program for those from countries with low rates of immigration to the U.S. The program was created as part of a bipartisan immigration bill introduced by the late Sen. Ted Kennedy, D-Mass., and signed into law by Republican President George H.W. Bush in 1990. Schumer, D-N.Y., a House member then, proposed a program for “diversity immigrants” in a bill earlier that year. Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., says Schumer was among a group of eight Republican and Democratic senators who proposed eliminating the program three years ago. __ 10:25 a.m. New York Sen. Chuck Schumer says President Donald Trump is “politicizing and dividing America” in the aftermath of Tuesday’s attacks in Manhattan that killed eight people and wounded 11. The Senate’s top Democrat said Trump — who attacked Schumer on Twitter Wednesday morning — “should be bringing us together.” Trump tweeted that the accused attacker had entered the U.S. through a special diversity visa program that the president called “a Chuck Schumer beauty.” Schumer said former President George W. Bush sought to unite the country after the Sept. 11 attacks. He said, “the contrast between President George Bush’s actions after 9/11 and President Trump’s actions this morning could not be starker.” Schumer called upon Trump to rescind proposed cuts to anti-terrorism funding. __ 9:35 a.m. A Republican senator says President Donald Trump is unfairly blaming a Democrat for an immigration initiative that Trump says let the man who carried out the deadly New York City attack enter the United States. GOP Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona says New York Democrat Chuck Schumer was among a group of eight Republican and Democratic senators who proposed eliminating the diversity visa program three years ago as part of a broader bipartisan bill to overhaul U.S. immigration laws. Flake, who served on the “Gang of Eight” with Schumer, says: “I know. I was there.” The immigration bill ultimately failed in the GOP-led House after passing the Senate in June 2013. Flake recently announced he’s not running for re-election but says he won’t be silent about Trump’s politics and behavior. ___ 8:25 a.m. The Senate’s top Democrat is hitting back after President Donald Trump faulted him for an immigration program that Trump says allowed the man in the deadly New York City bike path attack to enter the United States. Chuck Schumer says in a statement that “I have always believed and continue to believe that immigration is good for America.” The New York lawmaker says Trump is “politicizing and dividing America, which he always seems to do at times of national tragedy.” Schumer says the president should focus “on the real solution — anti-terrorism funding” — an area that Schumer says Trump has proposed cutting in his most recent budget. Tuesday’s attack killed eight people and injured at least 11. Trump says on Twitter that the driver “came into our country through what is called the ‘Diversity Visa Lottery Program,’ a Chuck Schumer beauty.” Officials have said the driver — a native of Uzbekistan — came into the country legally in 2010. __ 8:06 a.m. President Donald Trump is calling for “Merit Based immigration” following the deadly truck attack in New York City that killed eight people and injured 11. Trump says on Twitter Wednesday that the driver in Tuesday’s attack “came into our country through what is called the ‘Diversity Visa Lottery Program,’ a Chuck Schumer beauty.” Officials said the attacker is an immigrant from Uzbekistan who came to the U.S. legally in 2010. They haven’t said whether he came in through the Diversity Immigrant Visa Program, which covers immigrants from countries with low rates of immigration to the U.S. Trump tweeted, “We are fighting hard for Merit Based immigration, no more Democrat Lottery Systems. 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Mamatas development work to be poll plank of Dulal Das for Maheshtala

Mamatas development work to be poll plank of Dulal Das for Maheshtala

first_imgKolkata: Trinamool Congress candidate Dulal Das is banking on the all-round development work of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, as he hopes to win the Maheshtala by-election scheduled to be held on Monday.The Maheshtala Assembly seat in South 24-Parganas district fell vacant after the death of its two-time representative Kasturi Das of Trinamool in February this year. Das has been pitched against a Congress-Left Alliance and BJP that has emerged as a distant second in the recently concluded Panchayat elections. The CPI(M)-Congress alliance had fielded Pravash Chowdhury while BJP’s candidate is Sujit Ghosh. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flights”The Panchayat election results have shown clearly that people of the state are with the development of Mamata Banerjee. Maheshtala is also not an exception. In the last few years, a development wave has swept here. I have been campaigning, highlighting the development work that has taken place and will follow in the next few years,” Das said.According to Das, who is the sitting chairman of Maheshtala Municipality, 80 percent of the sprucing up of the roads has already been completed, along with complete overhaul of the water distribution system. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killed”Urban Development and Municipal Affairs minister Firhad Hakim has assured me to construct an intake jetty at Pujali for treatment of water, so that water from Pujali can also be used in Maheshtala,” Das maintained.Major real estate development like Eden City and Bata Riverside has changed the topography of the area. “The 19 km flyover from Jinjira Baazar to Bata will make the connectivity much better,” he added.The seat had been a CPI(M) bastion till 2011, when it lost to Trinamool Congress, which grabbed power in the state. Dulal’s wife late Kasturi Das defeated CPI(M)’s candidate by more than 26,000 votes. In 2016, she returned to defeat the party again by 12,452 votes. In contrast, the BJP received 3,689 votes in 2011 and 14,909 votes in 2016. The bypoll has been scheduled for May 28 and counting will be on May 31.The Maheshtala Assembly constituency has 35 wards of Maheshtala municipality. However, wards from 1 to 7, 9 and 10 have gone out of the municipality area because of delimitation.It may be mentioned that the 26 wards, starting from the border of Metiabruz-Garden Reach up to Shyampur, have a sharp divide not only population-wise, but also in terms of social status and economic sustainability. The area from Shyampur to Batanagar has a dominance of Hindu population, which thrives on service and business, while the 45 percent Muslim population living on the both sides of the railway track from Brace-Bridge to Akra, Memanpur and Dakghar is mainly dependent on the garment industry.last_img read more

Fly to Ireland for 699 anytime in 2019 with CIE Tours

Fly to Ireland for 699 anytime in 2019 with CIE Tours

first_img Share Travelweek Group Tuesday, March 5, 2019 Fly to Ireland for $699, anytime in 2019, with CIE Tours MORRISTOWN — CIE Tours is drawing on the luck of the Irish with its St. Patrick’s Day airfare spectacular.Running until March 19 and applicable on all 2019 tours, the air deals allow travellers to fly from Edmonton, Halifax, Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver to Dublin or Shannon starting at $699 roundtrip. All rates include tax and fuel surcharge.Better still, prices cover high-season travel, with no blackout dates from April 1 through Dec. 31, 2019.Guided Irish vacations that can be paired with CIE’s March special include:Irish Myths & Legends (from the Family Collection): This eight day tour, priced from $2,770 land only (children save $255), is designed for families and includes visits to a Dublin cookery school and Blarney Castle, a tour of the Cliffs of Moher, and stops in Kinsale and Galway.Jewels of Ireland: Available for 14 or 15 days, this land-only tour is priced from $4,320 and includes stop points in Dublin, Blarney Castle, Dingle, the Cliffs of Moher, Killarney National Park and Galway before moving onto the Slieve League Cliffs, Belfast and Giant’s Causeway.Taste of Ireland: Priced from $1,675 per person, land only, this seven-day fast-paced jaunt through Ireland is ideal for first timers. Highlights include Blarney Castle, a drive along the Ring of Kerry, a stop at the Skellig Experience and a visit to an Irish farm for a sheepdog demonstration.Irish Heritage & Dromoland Castle Tour: Priced from $3,225 land only, this eight-day itinerary highlights five castles over the span of a week, beginning in Limerick at the 13th-century King John’s Castle on the River Shannon. Other highlights include the Cliffs of Moher, Ring of Kerry and the 15th-century ruins of Ross Castle in Killarney National Park.More news:  Sunwing offers ultimate package deal ahead of YXU flights to SNU, PUJThis St. Patrick’s Day-inspired special is valid for bookings in conjunction with any CIE Tours Ireland guided vacation of seven or more days. The airfare offer is available by phone only – call 1-800-243-8687 and reference MARCHAIR19.To learn more about CIE Tours’ Irish journeys and March airfare, go to www.cietours.com/march-air.center_img Posted by Tags: CIE Tours, Ireland << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

Man finds cruise passengers message in a bottle – 50 years later

Man finds cruise passengers message in a bottle – 50 years later

first_imgMan finds cruise passenger’s message in a bottle – 50 years later Share Friday, July 19, 2019 << Previous PostNext Post >> Tags: Australia By: The Associated Press CANBERRA, Australia — A fisherman said on Wednesday he was looking for the author of a message in a bottle found off the southern Australian coast 50 years after it was written.Paul Elliot told Australian Broadcasting Corp. that he and his son Jyah found the bottle on the west coast of Eyre Peninsula in South Australia state while fishing.Elliot said he was looking for the author Paul Gibson, who described himself in the note as a 13-year-old English boy travelling in a cruise ship along the southern Australian coast from Fremantle in the west to Melbourne in the east.Government oceanographer David Griffin said the bottle could not have remained afloat for 50 years off the south coast because “the ocean never stays still.”Griffin suspected that the bottle had been buried on a beach for years then refloated by a storm.“If it had been dropped in anywhere in the ocean somewhere south of Australia, then there’s no way it’s going to stay actually at sea moving around for more than a year or two,” Griffin said.More news:  Honolulu authorities investigate arsons at 3 Waikiki hotels; no injuries reportedThe author gave his position as “1000 miles east of Fremantle.” However it is not clear whether the author actually meant 1,600 kilometres (1,000 miles) out of Fremantle, which would have included a journey south along the west coast before turning east.Hundreds of thousands of Britons migrated to Australia in the 1960s with the Australian government subsidizing their fares. Children travelled for free.But a quarter of them returned to Britain within a few years when life in Australia fell short of their expectations.last_img read more