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  • Brazil police recommend no charges for Neymar in rape case

    first_imgBrazilian police said on Tuesday they had recommended no rape charges against soccer star Neymar, after a woman he met online said he flew her to Paris and assaulted her in a hotel there.Neymar had denied the accusations and released private chats and lurid photos they had exchanged. That led to a separate police inquiry into whether he had committed a crime by posting intimate pictures online.Sponsor Nike had to said it was concerned about the accusations and Mastercard called off an advertising campaign featuring the soccer player.Brazil prosecutors now have 15 days to decide whether they will follow the police recommendations or file rape charges anyway, although they usually defer to police guidance.An injury in the Copa America last month led Neymar to sit out the tournament, which Brazil won, and to miss pre-season training with his club Paris St Germain.Neymar stoked speculation of a return to Spain’s Barcelona this month after sharing a video of himself on social media wearing a shirt from his former club.Read more | Debt-ridden Ronaldinho in trouble over unpaid environmental finesAlso see:last_img read more

  • Wasps’ James Haskell ready to take pay cut to extend England career

    first_img Since you’re here… Share on Twitter Reuse this content Joe Marler admits to pain of missing out on England games news Share via Email Share on Facebook Topics England rugby union team Support The Guardian James Haskell said he will happily take a pay cut to extend his England career as far as the 2019 World Cup, insisting that he considers the reward on offer in Japan a more lucrative proposition than a bumper contract overseas.Haskell will leave Wasps after 12 years across two spells in May and he is yet to find a new club. If he does not stay in the Premiership his international career will effectively be over, considering Eddie Jones will be reluctant to pick him from the Championship and will not be able to do so if Haskell moves abroad.The 32-year-old has been linked with Northampton and Bristol but his situation is complicated by the fact that the more England involvement he has, the less attractive a proposition he is for potential teams. Premiership clubs get some compensation if England pick their players but there are cheaper alternatives elsewhere who will not miss large chunks of the season during international windows.Haskell’s determination to appear at a third World Cup is fierce, however, so much so that he is happy to accept a reduced wage – he is thought to be on somewhere in the region of £250,000 a year – to keep his dream alive. Asked if he would accept a lower salary, his response was definitive: “100%. You have to look at what is important to you, what your priorities are and my priority is to try to be in this England squad going towards a World Cup in Japan.“It would essentially be a dream come true. It’s a massive challenge but there would be a big pot of gold at the end of that rainbow. My priority is to stay in the Premiership. I’m fully aware if I go outside of that, then it’s game over. They are not going to make a dispensation for me, sadly.”To ram home the point, Haskell highlighted his short stint in Super Rugby with the Highlanders in 2012 when he claimed to “earn less than most Premiership academy players”‚ who can earn no more than £30,000 a year. “In Super 15 I earned next to nothing,” he said. “It was about going there and having an opportunity. You have got to weigh things up, you want to go to a place that is competitive. I don’t want to go to a place and not perform or not get better as a player. I just don’t enjoy that.”Haskell’s problem is accentuated by the fact he has not played for England since last year’s Six Nations and he has seen Sam Underhill and Sam Simmonds leapfrog him in the pecking order. A four-week suspension for a dangerous tackle on Jamie Roberts ruled him out of facing Italy or Wales but he is available for the match against Scotland on 24 February and pushing for a place in the matchday 23 with Simmonds injured and Nathan Hughes a risk considering he has managed only 90 minutes in the past three months. Read more Share on Pinterest “I’m sure there’s always a taxi waiting,” Haskell said. “Eddie always jokes he’s got my P45 in his pocket, laminated, ready to be given to me. I’ve made peace with the fact that it is going to end at some point but I still believe that I’ve got a lot to give.“The ideal scenario is you do as Richie McCaw, Ma’a Nonu and Dan Carter did, win a World Cup and finish on your own terms. How many players get to do that? Very few. As long as I keep getting invited in, do what I’m doing, well I’ll have the time of my life.”Haskell took part in an open training session at Twickenham on Friday, in front of 10,000 fans, along with Anthony Watson, who was expected to be rested until next week. But Joe Launchbury and Owen Farrell, who is also recovering from injury – the details of which have not been revealed – were also absent from the session, which was watched by Prince Harry.“We’ve had a different week this week,” the defence coach Paul Gustard said. “A few guys have been on different programmes just to freshen them up for next weekend.” Rugby World Cup 2019 … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Share on LinkedIn Share on Messenger Share on WhatsApp Rugby union Waspslast_img read more

  • Women’s Masters – a celebration of those locked out for decades

    first_imgGiantsWomenSay (@GiantsWomenSay).@SusanAlberti1 addresses the Masters women before the curtain raiser at @marvelstadiumau 9, 2019 When we think about the impact of AFLW, now in its third season, we usually think about its effect on young girls and the pathways it will offer them.We think of the strong, female role models and heroes they now have. We think about the rise of participation numbers – the AFL recently announced that women contributed significantly to the participation growth, with numbers up 14.42% for women playing the game in 2018. The stories we tell matter: the history of women’s sport must not be overlooked … we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many new organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. We think this is mostly young women and girls hitting up Auskick centres and entering academies. We then look to the future, excitedly anticipating how great the national competition will be when it will be normal for the women who are drafted to have had an uninterrupted pathway to playing professional football.This sentiment is most beautifully summed up by the photo taken in the first match of this season by AFL photographer Michael Wilson, as Geelong player Georgie Rankin runs towards the stands towards the adoring faces of young female fans. Share via Email Read more Support The Guardian Georgie Rankin celebrates with fans during the the Cat’s opening round clash. Photograph: Michael Willson/AFL Media/Getty Images AFLW Now as we have, much too quickly, arrived at the business end of the season, we must not only revisit the questions of fairness for these conferences but address what else they impact. Finals venues and fixturing are a big question mark as AFLW finals cross into the beginning of the men’s premiership season. And looking forward to 2020 with four more teams entering the competition, no communication of any future plans has been provided by the AFL. Fans remain anxious that the conferences are a device to keep the competition restricted to a short season format.In a round that also coincided with International Women’s Day, an opportunity was missed to celebrate the day and further highlight women’s football in a Friday night prime time slot. It is this lack of consideration, coupled with the lack of communication about where the current game is going, that excludes a large group of the women’s football community. The women who are here now.While building pathways for young girls to participate in football is undeniably important, we cannot place all our focus on those coming through to make the game better for fans at the risk of ignoring what has come before. As Kirby Fenwick pointed to in her article published on International Women’s Day, we need to acknowledge the history of women’s sport. Women are playing the game now. Women are being inspired now. Fans are coming to the game now. And fans all want the game to be the best is can be for women now.Comments on this piece are premoderated to ensure discussion remains on topics raised by the writer. Please be aware there may be a short delay in comments appearing on the site. In one photo, the powerful influence of AFLW is radiated in those wide eyes, vibrant smiles and outreaching arms.However, we seldom think about the impact AFLW has on the women outside of this image. We acknowledged the women who heartbreakingly missed out, or were kept out, of football for decades when the competition launched in 2017. But what about the women who have now found their way back in?These women are the Women’s Masters and on Saturday afternoon at Marvel Stadium while a fiery Fremantle defeated Geelong by 36 points down the highway at GHMBA Stadium, these women, aged 35 years and over, took to the field. Kirby Fenwick Reuse this content Lighting failure and heat stress lay bare AFLW resourcing Australia sport Share on Pinterestcenter_img Read more Since you’re here… Pinterest Share on WhatsApp comment Share on LinkedIn Topics Share on Facebook Twitter Kirby Fenwick Some were taking their rightful place back in the game they love that they were denied in their youth, but it is also women who never considered football as something they could do, or should do, who are giving the game a go. It is something they have seen on their TV screens in the last few years, have seen their daughters, or granddaughters doing, and thought, why not?Featuring mature-age women from all over the country, the showcase match preceded the Marvel Stadium double header of the penultimate round of the AFLW Season. The crowd cheered and high-fived the Masters when they took their seats in the stands after an enthusiastic contest, sweaty guernseys still on and worn with pride. As they settled in to watch the next two games of what really was a triple-header, they were perhaps the most energetic and animated supporters of the 10,612 crowd. Cheering on the women that have inspired them.And they were in for a treat. North Melbourne flexed their muscles over a still winless Collingwood, defeating them by 22 points. The match of the season, and perhaps the match of the history of the AFLW, then followed as Melbourne fought to the final seconds in a thriller to keep their finals chances alive. They defeated the Western Bulldogs by a single point thanks to a stunning overhead mark followed up with a set shot from Tegan Cunningham.Melbourne are still alive in the finals race but with the congestion at the top in the strong Conference A, they might feel a familiar heartbreak as they go through the frustration of hoping for other results to fall their way.The conferences have not evened out as we hoped they might early in the season when the warning signs were beginning to show. Adelaide’s 32-point win over GWS and impressive percentage of 184.3 sees them on top spot over North Melbourne and Fremantle who are all on five wins in Conference A.Carlton are top of the Conference B table after defeating Brisbane by 16 points and gaining percentage to take over the Cats. Both sides are on three wins going in to the final round of the season. Share on Messenger Australian rules football Share on Twitter Facebook last_img read more

  • Brazil claim Copa crown on home soil

    first_imgGabriel Jesus threatened to turn from hero to villain but his Brazil team-mates sealed a 3-1 win over Peru at the Maracana and a ninth Copa America title.Tite’s men beat their final opponents 5-0 during the group stage but were under pressure when Peru skipper Paolo Guerrero cancelled out Everton’s opener with a 44th-minute penalty.Jesus, whose excellent wing play laid on Brazil’s first goal, restored the advantage in first-half injury time. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘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? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare That set the five-time world champions’ on course for their first major honour in 12 years, although a clumsy aerial challenge on Carlos Zambrano was enough to earn Jesus a second yellow card and set up a fraught finale – until substitute Richarlison dispatched a final-minute penalty to spark buoyant celebrations.Peru began confidently before Brazil hit the front in the 15th minute.Jesus got the jump on Miguel Trauco with a clever run before jinking around the full-back and crossing for Everton to finish gleefully on the half-volley.Everton turned provider shortly afterwards as Philippe Coutinho shot wide from 10 yards and Roberto Firmino headed narrowly over in the 36th minute.They were misses the Selecao would regret when referee Roberto Tobar upheld a harsh handball call against a prone Thiago Silva on review and Guerrero levelled from the spot.Peru’s joy was short-lived, however, as Zambrano’s ill-timed slip allowed the razor-sharp Jesus to steal in for a cool finish.GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOLLLLLLLLL DO BRAAAAASIL!GABRIEL JESUS COLOCA O BRASIL NA FRENTE! 2 x 1  | #JogaBola #CopaAmérica #BRAxPER— CBF Futebol (@CBF_Futebol) July 7, 2019Coutinho fizzed a curling effort fractionally wide six minutes into the second period as Brazil pushed to increase their lead.Jesus was shown remonstrating in tears on steps inside the stadium tunnel after his fifth foul of the game strained Tobar’s patience too far.Edison Flores sent a rasping strike wide before the action became unhelpfully fractious as far as Ricardo Gareca’s men were concerned.Zambrano then erred once more, bundling Everton over, and Richarlison was on hand to land the final blow.What does it mean? Brazil finally taste glory as Neymar looks onEver since his emergence as a wonderkid at Santos, this has been the era of Neymar for world football’s most celebrated international team. However, this first Copa since 2007 comes on the back of failed 2014 and 2018 World Cup campaigns. The former humiliation on home soil has now been exorcised, albeit with the stricken Paris Saint-Germain star on the sidelines.All three final goalscorers would probably have had reduced roles had Neymar been around and how he fits into such a well-drilled and efficient outfit under Tite from this point on will be intriguing.Jesus red should not overshadow huge step forwardThe Manchester City striker was indebted to his team-mates in the end, but they kind of owed him one. Having scored one and created another in the semi-final win over Argentina, Jesus repeated the trick and looked a player reborn in international colours. The 22-year-old’s scoreless outing at Russia 2018 and an often-testing season at club level felt like distant memories.Zambrano slips up at the wrong timeThe last time Jesus saw the Peru defender on the turf it was, of course, bad news for the man in yellow. But Zambrano’s woeful error at precisely the moment Brazilian nerves were jangling could scarcely have come at a worse time. The needless foul to concede the late penalty summed up his outing.Key Opta facts- Brazil have won the Copa America on each of the five occasions they have hosted the tournament (1919, 1922, 1949, 1989 and 2019). – Tite is the first coach to win the Copa America (2019), the Copa Libertadores (with Corinthians in 2012) and the Copa Sudamericana (with Internacional in 2008)- Gabriel Jesus is the first player to score a goal and be sent off in a Copa America final- Peru’s goal ended Alisson’s streak without conceding at 889 minutes in all competitions. The previous time he was beaten was in action for Liverpool, Salomon Rondon the scorer for Newcastle United on May 4- Everton’s opener was the first goal scored in a Copa America final since 2011 (Diego Forlan, for Uruguay v Paraguay).What’s nextCONMEBOL’s scattergun approach to scheduling their flagship competition means Brazil must defend their title in Argentina and Colombia next year. read morelast_img read more

  • Spencer Rattler Posts Photo With Jalen Hurts: “Iron Sharpens Iron”

    first_imgA closeup of Jalen Hurts.ATLANTA, GA – JANUARY 08: Quarterback Jalen Hurts #2 of the Alabama Crimson Tide speaks with the media following the CFP National Championship presented by AT&T against the Georgia Bulldogs at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on January 8, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. The Crimson Tide defeated the Bulldogs 26-23. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)Earlier this week, former Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts officially announced he’d be transferring to Oklahoma, where he’ll presumably be the starter for his final season of eligibility. The news came just a day or two after Sooners signal-caller Austin Kendall announced he’d be transferring from the school.While Oklahoma still has 2018 recruit Tanner Mordecai on its roster, many believe that the quarterback of the future in Norman is incoming freshman Spencer Rattler. The Hurts news means that Rattler, assuming he’s as advertised, will have to wait a year.After the Hurts news broke, Rattler and his family made it clear they were supportive of Oklahoma’s decision. Rattler’s Twitter post Friday night all but assures that.Rattler took to Twitter to post a photo of himself and Hurts at some kind of function. It looks like their relationship is off to a good start.The caption? “Iron sharpens iron.” In other words, he thinks Hurts is going to make him a better player.Check it out. Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley just retweeted it as well.iron sharpens iron…#Boomer ? @JalenHurts— Spencer Rattler (@SpencerRattler) January 19, 2019Oklahoma has produced the last two Heisman Trophy winners, and with Hurts in tow, it doesn’t look like the Sooners are going to slow down on offense. Don’t be shocked if they’re back in the College Football Playoff again next year.last_img read more

  • LG V50 ThinQ image leaked online ahead of the MWC 2019 launch

    first_imgLG V50 ThinQ image leaked online ahead of the MWC 2019 launchLG has already confirmed that the LG V50 ThinQ run on Snapdragon 855 chipset and it would sport a gigantic 4,000mAh battery.advertisement Shweta Ganjoo New DelhiFebruary 16, 2019UPDATED: February 18, 2019 13:36 IST HIGHLIGHTSLG will host a special event in Barcelona on February 24.LG will launch the LG V50 ThinQ at its MWC 2019 event.LG will also launch the LG G8 ThinQ at its MWC 2019 event.LG is scheduled to host a special event in Barcelona on February 24 ahead of the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2019 where it is expected to launch a slew of devices. LG has already confirmed that it will unveil its G-series flagship device – the LG G8 ThinQ – at the event. The Korean electronics giant has also confirmed that it would unveil its first 5G-enabled phone – the LG V50 ThinQ — on the sidelines of the mobile mega-fest. And now days ahead of the launch images of the LG V50 ThinQ have leaked online.The leaked image comes as a courtesy of serial leakster Evan Blass, who took to Twitter to give us a glimpse of LG’s first 5G enabled phone. As per the image shared by Blass, the LG V50 ThinQ comes with a glass body and it sports a curved edge display with a notch on top. The notch in the front would house a dual-camera setup along with an earpiece.The LG V50 ThinQ would come with a triple camera setup with an LED flash at the back, a feature that it shares with its predecessor – the LG V40 ThinQ – that went on sale in India last month. It also sports a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor that is placed directly under the rear camera setup. Additionally, there is a 5G logo at the back on top of the camera setup which highlights how the upcoming smartphone is different from its predecessors.Notably, LG has already confirmed some of the feature that will coming to the LG V50 ThinQ. LG’s upcoming V-series flagship device would run on Qualcomm’s fastest chipset, Snapdragon 855, and it would sport a gigantic 4,000mAh battery, which the company said is 20 per cent larger than the LG V40 ThinQ.advertisementLG G8 ThinQHowever, the LG V50 ThinQ is not the only smartphone that the company is expected to launch at the event. As mentioned before, LG will also unveil the LG G8 ThinQ at the event. And now just days ahead of the launch, the LG G8 ThinQ has received FCC certification.According to a report by My Smart Price, FCC has certified three variants — LM-G820UM, LM-G820TM, and LM-G820QM – of the phone. While the FCC certification does not tell us much about the phone except for the fact that it will come with Wi-Fi 802.11 standard, however, LG has already confirmed that the LG G8 ThinQ will come with the Crystal Sound OLED (CSO) technology that will turn the phone’s display into an audio amplifier. The company has also confirmed that the phone would come with time-of-flight sensors that would improve the quality of its selfies and efficiency of its 3D face recognition system.The company has also given us a list of audio technologies that are coming to the LG G8 ThinQ. The list includes — DTS:X 3D Surround Sound, Hi-Fi Quad DAC, Boombox Speaker and Master Quality Authenticated.Apart from this, the phone is expected to come with Snapdragon 855 processor and run on Android 9.0 Pie. The phone is expected to sport 6GB RAM with an internal memory that can be expanded further using a 2TB microSD card. It is also likely to come with a secondary attachable screen. However, it remains uncertain how the secondary screen would attach itself to the phone. And so, we will have to wait untill February 24 to find out what the company has in store for us.ALSO READ: | LG to unveil its first 5G smartphone with Snapdragon 855 at MWC 2019ALSO READ: | LG G8 rumour roundup: Attachable screen, sound on display and everything else we know so farALSO READ: | LG G8 ThinQ will come with an OLED screen that will act as an audio amplifierGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byShweta Ganjoo Tags :Follow LG smartphoneFollow LG V50 ThinQFollow LG G8 ThinQFollow MWC 2019last_img read more

  • Iran hints US could be behind suspicious tanker attacks

    first_imgTehran: Iran’s parliament speaker hinted Sunday that Washington could be behind the “suspicious” tanker attacks in the Gulf of Oman to pile pressure on Tehran, official news agency IRNA reported. “The suspicious actions against the tankers… seem to complement the economic sanctions against Iran considering that (the US) has not achieved any results from them,” Ali Larijani told MPs. He backed his claim by saying there had been a precedent “during World War II, when Americans targeted their own ships near Japan to create an excuse for hostility”. A non-belligerent state at the beginning of World War II, the US went to war after Japan’s surprise attack on the American Pearl Harbour base in Hawaii on the morning of December 7, 1941. A Japanese-owned tanker, the Kokuka Courageous, and a Norwegian-operated one, the Front Altair, were attacked on Thursday and left ablaze as they were passing through the Gulf of Oman Washington accused Tehran of being behind the attacks, that took place at the same time that Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was in Tehran for talks aimed at defusing tensions between Iran and the United States. Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif dismissed the US claim as “baseless” and said Washington had “immediately jumped to make allegations against Iran — (without) a shred of factual or circumstantial evidence”. Iran has been locked in a bitter standoff with the United States since Trump withdrew from a landmark 2015 nuclear deal in May last year. Washington has since reimposed crippling unilateral sanctions on Tehran — targeting crucial parts of Iran’s economy, especially the banking and oil sectors — and launched a military buildup in the Gulf.last_img read more

  • Roger Waters To Be Honored By Iraq And Afghanistan Veterans Of America

    first_imgIraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, the nation’s first and largest nonpartisan, nonprofit organization representing veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan, is proud to announce the honorees and participants for their Sixth Annual Heroes Gala on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City.Taking place just two days after Veterans Day, with NBC’s Brian Williams serving as Master of Ceremonies once again, this year’s star-studded IAVA Heroes Gala is the premier event of New York’s Veterans Week.At this year’s Heroes Gala, IAVA is honoring Joan Ganz Cooney and Peter G. Peterson as recipients of IAVA’s 2012 Civilian Service Award. Through his work at the Peter G. Peterson Foundation, as Chairman Emeritus of the Council on Foreign Relations and as a board member of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum, Mr. Peterson has used his decades long experience to raise awareness of America’s long term fiscal challenges while promoting nonpartisan solutions to ensure a better economic future, always keeping America’s veterans in the forefront of his thoughts. As one of the visionaries and founders behind the creation of Sesame Workshop, Mrs. Cooney created the dynamic and continually relevant environment of Sesame Street. Through Sesame Street’s powerful program, Mrs. Cooney has been a leader in helping frame the delicate issue of supporting children of military families through challenging transitions such as deployments, homecomings, a parent coming home changed due to a combat related injury and the death of a loved one. Individually, they have each achieved a great deal, but together they are inspirational leaders who have had a powerful and positive double impact on our community.IAVA is also excited to present Roger Waters (formerly of Pink Floyd) with the inaugural 2012 Artistic Leadership Award. This award was created to recognize individuals in the arts and entertainment industry whose leadership has heightened the visibility and awareness of veterans’ issues. Mr. Waters’ “Fallen Loved Ones” project was an integral part of his record-breaking tour “The Wall,” making him an important advocate and friend to the veteran community.“Nearly one million service members are returning home to face rising unemployment and suicide rates. Our commitment to serving these brave men and women who fought for our country is not merely charity, it’s an investment in our nation’s future. With over 200,000 Member Veterans and supporters and a four-star rating from Charity Navigator, IAVA’s programs are at the forefront of serving our nation’s veterans. This Veterans Week, the Heroes Gala is an opportunity to celebrate and support the New Greatest Generation,” said IAVA Founder and Chief Executive Officer Paul Rieckhoff.“IAVA is thrilled to have Brian Williams back for the fourth year in a row as Master of Ceremonies. Brian’s commitment to our mission and our community goes above and beyond. He’s always had IAVA’s back and we’re fortunate to have such a powerful advocate. Mrs. Cooney and Mr. Peterson have each made incredible contributions to countless new veterans and their families nationwide. We are humbled and thrilled to honor their tremendous dedication to our community with the IAVA’s 2012 Civilian Service Award. Roger Waters has ensured that millions never forget our fallen brothers and sisters. He is a legendary talent and creative force who has impacted audiences worldwide with his groundbreaking “Fallen Loved Ones” project as a part of “The Wall” tour. Each of our honorees has made unique and lasting contributions to IAVA’s mission, and we look forward to recognizing their extraordinary efforts on November 13th.”Past Heroes Gala honorees, performers and attendees include CPL Aaron Mankin, best-selling author Wes Moore, Dancing with the Stars winner J.R. Martinez, ABC’s Bob Woodruff, Comedy Central’s Stephen Colbert, Norah Jones, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, NYPD Commissioner Kelly, Super Bowl Champion Coach Bill Cowher, Garry Trudeau, Leslie Gelb, Craig Newmark, and MSNBC’s Willie Geist.Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America is the country’s first and largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization for veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and has more than 200,000 Member Veterans and civilian supporters nationwide. IAVA recently received the highest rating – four-stars – from Charity Navigator, America’s largest charity evaluator.To find out more about the event, click here.last_img read more

  • RCMP seek man using stolen Credit Card

    first_imgThe suspect is described as:Caucasian male in his 20`swearing a blue shirt and black hat“Monitoring your banking activity on your phone can be a great tool to report suspicious activity and quickly cancel or lock your cards”, said Cst NEUSTAETER.  “In this case, the cardholder was able to confirm her card was stolen and immediately report it to police.”The Fort St John RCMP continue to investigate and are asking anyone who has information about this incident or can assist in identifying the suspect, please contact the Fort St John RCMP at 250-787-8100.Should you wish to remain anonymous, please call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or submit a tip online at FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – On May 19, 2019, the Fort St John RCMP received a report of a stolen credit card being fraudulently used at the Petro-Canada gas station located at 11724 Alaska Rd North.The card owner was in the process of cancelling their card when they noticed that a transaction had just been made at the gas station. Surveillance video from the gas station at the time when the card was used provided the images.last_img

  • Warehouse blaze Continuous negligence of fire safety norms led to Ggn tragedy

    first_imgGurugram: Sunday’s tragedy where two people died and five people were grievously injured because of the explosion at the warehouse could have been avoided if the caution was heeded earlier by the owners of the warehouse.According to the workers, an incident of fire had happened earlier too but the fire was doused by the workers. As was the case on Sunday the main reason for the fire was also the reaction of a huge amount of explosives that were being unloaded. Despite the dangers involved, the owner of Lucky Kataria warehouse continued to put the safety of workers at risk by giving them incentives to load explosive devices in their vehicles. According to sources, there were 75 kilograms of crackers along with nitrogen laden spray stuffed in only one auto. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderAccording to law enforcement officials, it was the reaction between the crackers and the nitrogen-laden spray that led to the explosion and then an inferno, which continued for more than an hour. The Gurugram police has filed the case under section 307 (Attempt to murder with no prior knowledge), 308 (culpable homicide) of the Indian Penal Code and the explosive act. The law enforcement officials have also apprehended the owner of the warehouse Bharat Bhushan Kataria and his son Amit Kataria. Meanwhile, after conducting the post mortem, Gurugram police have handed over the bodies to their families.last_img read more

  • Protester Pleads for Violent Yellow VestPolice Clashes to End

    Rabat – On Saturday, Paris was rocked by a massive number of protesters, destroying police vehicles with stones and fire.Police, for the first time since the launch of the protest, fired tear gas to disperse protesters.One protester had a different approach to ending the violent demonstrations. Bursting into tears, the woman called for the clashes to end. While wearing a yellow vest, the protester was heard saying, “But look what you do to us! You should be ashamed of yourself…. We don’t even hate you!”As she fell on the ground crying, she exclaimed, “You should be with us for the people, for France, for our homeland, for our nation!”She added that protesters are not carrying arms.Read Also: Video: Yellow Vests Smash, Burn Police Cars in BrusselsTranslation: “But look what you do to us! You should be ashamed of yourself…We don’t even hate you!.. You should be with us, for the people, for France, for our homeland, for our Nation!”I wonder if she’s complaining about fuel prices or being replaced by the Third World— Vengeful Jesus (@VJ_Rises) December 3, 2018Videos of the woman went viral on social media.About 125,000 demonstrators marched in France as part of the yellow vests movement.French Minister of the Interior Christophe Castaner announced that 1,385 protesters have been arrested.“There were 1385 arrests, as I speak, and this number will still increase,” the official said.On Saturday, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe announced that Macron was going to propose “measures” to end protests.Read Also: Paris Tourist Sites Closed due to ‘Yellow Vest’ RiotsAbout 126 suffered injuries on Saturday due to the protests.Nearly 90,000 members of law enforcement were on duty across the country yesterday to respond to clashes. Eight thousand of them were deployed in Paris. read more

  • India still studying draft on ETCA deal with Sri Lanka

    Opposition political parties in Sri Lanka have raised concerns about the agreement saying it will not benefit Sri Lanka. Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. He said that India has been given only the outline of the agreement and proper negotiations have not yet commenced. India says it is still studying the draft framework on the Economic and Technology Corporation Agreement (ETCA) with Sri Lanka and will give its response to it soon.The High Commissioner of India to Sri Lanka Y.K. Sinha told reporters in Kandy today that the ECTA deal was proposed by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe when he visited India last September. Sinha however assured that his Government will work with Sri Lanka to ensure any agreement reached will benefit the people of both countries.The High Commissioner also recalled the assistance India has given Sri Lanka and stressed that India is keen to assist Sri Lanka in any way possible. (Colombo Gazette) read more

  • Annan congratulates newly elected Pope Benedict XVI

    “His Holiness brings a wealth of experience to this exalted office,” Mr. Annan said in a statement issued by his spokesman in New York.”The United Nations and the Holy See share a strong commitment to peace, social justice, human dignity, religious freedom and mutual respect among the world’s religions,” said the statement.”The Secretary-General looks forward to the contributions His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI will make in strengthening those values,” it said. read more

  • Womens Lacrosse Ohio State and Detroit Mercy both looking for bounceback wins

    Ohio State then-freshman goalie Jillian Rizzo saves a shot against Vermont Credit: Walt Middleton – Courtesy of OSU AthleticsComing off a loss in its season opener, the Ohio State women’s lacrosse team has an opportunity to bounce back in its home debut against Detroit Mercy at 7 p.m. Friday. Ohio State (0-1) fell to No. 10 Navy in a 9-7 road loss its last time out, while the Titans (0-1) were suffered a 21-2 loss to No. 11 Northwestern to open their season. Detroit Mercy was picked to finish fourth in the Southern Conference by the conference’s coaches prior to the season and had the most players picked to the preseason all-conference team.Despite her team’s loss, Ohio State head coach Alexis Venechanos said the team looks strong defensively. “Playing Navy early in the season, I think we were able to kind of see [the areas] that we’re strong in,” Venechanos said. “We feel like right now we did a good job of competing and I feel like defensively we did well.” Leading the defense is sophomore goalie Jillian Rizzo, who had a career-high 17 saves against Navy and held the Midshipmen to a 21-minute scoring drought. Her coach praised her as being one of the main reasons the team stayed in the game against Navy.Rizzo, the only captain who isn’t a senior, has had a positive impact on the team in both games and practice. “She has so much love for her sport, so much confidence and so much joy,” Venechanos said. “She brings it every day at practice, she works hard, and it’s exciting to see her perform like that on the field and her teammates respond so well to her.”Offensively, the Buckeyes look to capitalize behind senior attacker Molly Wood, junior midfielder Baley Parrott and sophomore midfielder Liza Hernandez. Venechanos said the team relies on the trio to be the catalysts for the team’s offense in its upcoming matchup.Hernandez and Parrott led the team in goals against Navy with two each. The collaborative effort provided a triple-threat offense against the Midshipmen. “Molly had some great draw controls. Baley I felt like was the fastest kid on the field … and then Liza was Liza, doing her thing on attack,” Venechanos said. “We’re going to need those performances and also a few more on attack this weekend for sure. “The team is looking to improve by taking advantage of big playmaking opportunities when presented with them. “We’re mindful that we have to execute even though we compete,” Venechanos said. “We talked about that as finishing the play, capitalizing on the shots, capitalizing the ground ball [and] the clears.”The Buckeyes host the Titans at 7 p.m. Friday. read more

  • Apples iPhone 5C is finally here

    first_imgWe’ve all seen the leaks, the rumors, and the guesses, but now Tim Cook is standing on stage holding one in his hand and telling us all about it. Meet the iPhone 5C. It seemed a little hard to believe that Apple would be announcing a pair of phones today, but the sheer volume of evidence pointing towards the existence of a second phone was hard to ignore. The iPhone 5C is finally here, and as expected it is built to replace the iPhone 5 entirely instead of letting the previous generation exist as the less expensive iPhone on the shelves. This new product is made to not only be cheaper but more colorful, as we’ve seen in countless leaks. The back and sides of the phone are a single polycarbonate part with no seams, while the multitouch glass front is the same iPhone front everyone is used to seeing.Under that polycarbonate casing is a reinforced frame to make sure call quality is as high as possible, with a 4-inch sRGB retina display. Apple boasts that this phone has support for more LTE bands than any other smartphone in the world, with no explanation yet for what exactly those bands are and why that is important. The A6 chip and 8MP iSight all sound like what is currently in the iPhone 5, which again is expected given the position this phone will take on the shelves. There will be custom cases available for the iPhone 5C to allow for color combinations. These cases allow the color of the phone to shine through with holes cut all through the design, which is made of a soft feel silicon rubber. Apple plans to make the iPhone 5C available for $99 on a new 2-year for 16GB and $199 for 32GB version, which is the pricing you’d expect if the iPhone 5 had been taken down a peg for the iPhone 5S to take the premium spot on the shelves. Apple plans to make this phone available with iOS 7 out of the box.last_img read more

  • We need to do right by families Call for HSE to fund

    first_img Short URL By Michelle Hennessy 4 Comments Share52 Tweet Email1 Also commenting on the announcement, Sinn Féin senator Rose-Conway Walsh pointed out that it appears the price has been lowered compared to previous cases, including the offer that was made to the HSE.“It is vital that this is taken into consideration as the HSE considers its next move in negotiations with the company,” she said. In a statement, Biogen today said it has submitted a revised proposal for reimbursement that it hopes the HSE will respond to in a “similarly positive way” to the NHS.To date, more than 7,500 patients worldwide have been treated with nusinersen, from infants to adults. Sam Bailey, who has SMA, at a recent protest in Dublin to demand funding for the drug. Wednesday 15 May 2019, 12:29 PM Image: Orla Ryan/ Sam Bailey, who has SMA, at a recent protest in Dublin to demand funding for the drug. Image: Orla Ryan/ 6,095 Views ‘We need to do right by families’: Call for HSE to fund drug for rare disease after NHS approval Spinal muscular atrophy weakens muscles and causes problems with movement, breathing and swallowing. THE HSE HAS been urged to approve funding for the use of the drug Spinraza in the treatment of spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) in Ireland following approval by the NHS. SMA is a rare, debilitating and life-threatening disease that affects nerves in the spinal cord, making muscles weaker and causing problems with movement, breathing and swallowing. Where it develops in babies and toddlers it can significantly reduce life expectancy.While it is not a cure, trials have shown that Spinraza, also known as nusinersen, can slow the effects of SMA in some cases. NHS England today said it has approved the drug for use after an agreement with its makers, Biogaen, to fund treatment for a limited time to allow more data to be collected on its effectiveness.The treatment will be made available to the youngest and most severely affected patients immediately. The HSE has previously said it will not reimburse for the drug at its current price, stating it would cost more than €20 million over a five-year period. Around 26 children in Ireland with SMA could benefit from Spinraza. Source: SMA IrelandLabour TD Alan Kelly said it is time now for the HSE to follow the lead of the NHS and sanction funding for the “life-changing” drug. He said families here have been “crying out” for the drug to be made available and the news from the UK “will give many people hope”.“Ireland is now one of the only countries in the European Union to have not approved this drug. We need to do right by the small number of families whose loved ones have this debilitating condition.” Related Reads May 15th 2019, 12:29 PM 28.02.19 ‘Look in my child’s eyes and tell him his life is not worth saving’: Parents call for access to medication 10.03.19 ‘We are failing these children spectacularly’: Row over drug with ‘exorbitant’ cost rumbles on Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

  • Premier touts better systems for better storm notices

    first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 05 Oct 2015 – Residents were critical over the call not to place the Turks and Caicos more immediately under some kind of warning or watch with Hurricane Joaquin dumping nearly two to three feet of rain, tearing down trees and power poles and forcing a stop to normal activity. It seems the Premier agrees that the time has come to upgrade, but not with a local met office; the nation’s leader believes systems can more easily be improved. “I think more systems because even if you have a met office and you’re not on the ground and with information at your disposal the same thing still occurs, so it is about being vigilant, knowing what is experiencing on the ground. Knowing what’s in the area and making important decisions. Many countries don’t have Met Offices and they do function quite well; Met Offices are indeed elaborate structures, expensive…” Louis Bacon’s Moore Bahamas Foundation Announces Donation To Rotary Club Of The Bahamas For Relief Efforts In The Bahamas Related Items:hurricane joaquin, system notice Recommended for you North to Middle Caicos Causeway behind schedule; residents concerned over Joaquin flooding Atlantic Hurricane Season over; takes 88 lives, costs $590 millionlast_img read more

  • Former BtoB CEO Indicted on Charges of Theft

    first_imgGittlitz will appear before the court again in May, Lincolnshire, Illinois Police detective John-Erik Anderson told FOLIO:. If convicted, Gittlitz faces four to 15 years in prison. Former ICD Publications president and CEO Ian Gittlitz was indicted last week on charges of theft of more than $500,000.Gittlitz [pictured], a New York resident, was apprehended by Illinois police late last month while attending the International Home & Housewares Show at McCormick Place in Chicago. He was arrested on charges that he allegedly embezzled more than $2 million from ICD.ICD—which owns several hospitality trade magazines, including Hotel Business, HomeWorld Business and Hotel Journal—fired Gittlitz from his post at the company in July 2007. The publisher subsequently filed a lawsuit against him, alleging “fraudulent acts and a breach of fiduciary responsibility.”last_img read more

  • HHS Reviewing Six Bases to House Unaccompanied Minors

    first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is conducting site assessments at six military installations to potentially house unaccompanied children to accommodate the latest surge of undocumented children illegally crossing into the United States through the Mexican border, defense officials have told lawmakers.In an email to Rep. Martha Roby (R-Ala.), Matthew Rhoades, policy chief for DOD’s office of legislative affairs, said HHS will assess the viability of the following bases for use as a temporary shelter for unaccompanied children:Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base (Gunter Annex), Ala.Tyndall AFB, Fla.Grand Forks AFB, N.D.Naval Support Activity Philadelphia, Pa.Hanscom AFB, Mass.Travis AFB, Calif.“Please note this is only a preliminary assessment — no final decision has been made regarding the use of any of these facilities,” Rhoades noted.360 reported earlier this month that the federal government was considering Grand Forks AFB as a candidate shelter. In December, the Alamogordo Daily News reported that Defense Secretary Ash Carter directed Holloman AFB, N.M., to provide temporary housing for up to 400 refugee children from Central America beginning in January.The federal government’s actions appear to be a response to a second surge of unaccompanied children crossing the nation’s southern border to escape gang violence in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras. In 2014 the government used three installations — Fort Sill, Okla.; Joint Base San Antonio – Lackland, Texas; and Naval Base Ventura, Port Hueneme, Calif. — to house a total of 7,700 immigrant children over a period of several months.Those shelters were shut down due to exorbitant costs and a sudden drop in the number of minors crossing the border illegally, reported Fox News Latino.Lawmakers from several of the locations newly under consideration have criticized the possible use of those bases to house detainees. Roby called it a “terrible idea.”“A military base is no place to house illegal immigrant children. Bases like Maxwell are engaged in real military activities — training, education, cyberwarfare — many times in classified settings that are very sensitive. Their mission does not need to be distracted by housing, feeding and securing hundreds of detainees,” Roby wrote in a letter to the secretaries of defense, homeland security, and health and human services.last_img read more