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Military appeal court orders retrial in sexual assault caseMilitary appeal court orders retrial in sexual assault case

first_imgOTTAWA – A retrial has been ordered in the case of a Canadian Forces member who was acquitted last year of sexually assaulting a female colleague while the two were deployed on a training exercise in Jamaica in 2015.A military judge found Cpl. Simon Cadieux not guilty of sexual assault and drunkenness following a court martial in May 2017, but the Court Martial Appeal Court says the judge erred in his ruling.Cadieux and his special forces unit were in Jamaica in November 2015 when they held a barbecue that included drinking and partying to mark the end of a training exercise.According to testimony delivered during the initial court martial, a drunk Cadieux went into a female-only tent after the party where he woke up another service member and the two kissed in the dark before she realized he wasn’t who she thought.The woman also testified that she was woken up by a touch to the pelvic area, which Cadieux said was accidental.Military judge Lt.-Col. Louis-Vincent d’Auteuil ultimately acquitted Cadieux after concluding the corporal did not enter the tent intending to kiss or engage in any sexual activity with his colleague.He also concluded the woman had initiated the kiss and Cadieux subjectively believed she had consented to it.But in the Appeal Court’s ruling, a three-judge panel unanimously agreed that d’Auteuil did not properly test Cadieux’s argument that he believed the woman had consented to the kiss given various other factors.Those included his admitting to having woken her up, being intoxicated, that it was dark in the tent and that “there was no romantic relationship between the two of them before or during the exercise or on the evening in question.“In other words, and stated rather bluntly, the complainant had no reason to kiss Cpl. Cadieux, he had no reason to believe she wanted to kiss him, and, importantly, immediately prior to the actual kissing, he had no reason to believe she wanted him to kiss her.”The Appeal Court’s decision to order a retrial comes as military commanders have been cracking down on sexual misconduct in the Forces, and was welcomed on Friday by Col. Bruce MacGregor, the military’s top prosecutor.“The recent decision in the Cadieux case from the Court Martial Appeal Court of Canada is but another example of our efforts to pursue justice for all victims of sexual misconduct by enforcing the rule of law and promoting the discipline, efficiency and morale of the women and men who proudly serve,” he said.last_img read more

Acting isnt the only thing paying the bills for most Vancouver performersActing isnt the only thing paying the bills for most Vancouver performers

first_img Login/Register With: Advertisement Back in the early 1990s, Geoffrey Owens played Elvin Tibideaux on The Cosby Show. At the time, the show was a juggernaut hit, which might explain why, when someone spotted Owens working in a New Jersey Trader Joe’s this past summer, they were motivated to snap a photo and upload it to social media — a picture of a “fallen star” reduced to working in a grocery store.The photo went viral, and within a few days, Owens was fielding acting offers from producers like Tyler Perry and doing the talk show circuit.“In the past 26 years, I have hardly ever had an acting job that lasted more than 10 weeks,” Owens told CNN. “Most of those jobs were theatre jobs that pay a lot less than television and film.” He capped off numerous interviews with the message that work is work, and “one job is not better than another.” Owens’ story is “very common,” according to Keith Martin Gordey, president of the Union of B.C. Performers, an autonomous branch of the Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists (ACTRA).The average annual income from acting for an ACTRA member is $15,000, says Gordey — the median income is $7,000. In North America, only 15 per cent of actors make a living solely on their performing income.“If you don’t have an extra job, I don’t know how you clothe and feed and house yourself,” says Gordey. “The fact is, the vast majority of people who work as performers are probably below the poverty line.”Jovanna Burke was deeply moved by the media firestorm surrounding Owens because it was all too familiar.Vancouver-based actress Jovanna Burke has supplemented her acting income with jobs in bars and restaurants, as a publicist, and selling skin cream.“You do what you have to do, and to be shamed for that is so hurtful, and so painful, on a level that I can’t even put into words,” says the Vancouver-based actress, who was part of the team that won the 2015 Leo Award for Best Web Series for The True Heroines.“It’s the reality of what we do,” Burke continues. “One day, you’re a lead on a series, and the next day, you’re starving to pay your bills. Some people can stay on a ride for a while, but it always dies. We work fairly consistently, but it’s not enough to hold us forever.”Burke has supplemented her acting income with jobs in bars and restaurants, as a publicist, and selling skin cream.Ona Grauer — who worked steadily as an actress for 20 years on projects such as Intelligence, Archer and Stargate Universe — recently started serving in a Kitsilano restaurant.Grauer makes no bones about how she feels about her restaurant job: she loves it, because it gives her the cash and the freedom to say no to acting roles that she considers degrading.Ona Grauer — who worked steadily as an actress for 20 years on projects such as Intelligence, Archer and Stargate Universe — recently started serving in a Kitsilano restaurant.“It’s not downtrodden,” says Grauer. “You didn’t end up in the gutter because you got an extra job. What you’re doing is making it in life, and however you do that is honourable.”But Grauer has observed how her presence in the restaurant confuses some customers.“I’ve been recognized at work — ‘Are you on Stargate? Were you the girl on Arrow?’ — and I’m like, ‘Yeah, that’s me!’ And they’re like, ‘That’s amazing.’ And then there’s a bit of, ‘But I’ve seen you on TV — why are you working in a restaurant?’ It doesn’t bother me. I think the work is honourable no matter what you’re doing.”The confusion stems from widely held misconceptions about showbiz, says Burke.“Because of the way actors are treated on set and in the media, people think that when we’re working, we’re making so much coin,” says Burke.Those misconceptions around acting are often perpetuated by the actors themselves, according to Omari Newton. Newton is an award-winning actor (Continuum), teacher, writer and director.Omari Newton: “It’s completely normal to not be Tom Cruise.”“There’s an internal pressure for some reason amongst actors to perpetuate this idea that you’re always working and you’re flooded with offers, and it’s absurd,” he says. He sees this on social media, where “people who do one or two days on set and take 700 photos and they periodically post them throughout the year as if it’s new stuff.”This kind of behaviour can make other actors feel like they’re the only one who’s not working, says Newton, and it doesn’t jive with reality.“You hear stuff like, ‘Vancouver’s busier than ever!’ You don’t realize that production is busier than ever, but most of the major roles are still cast from out of town,” says Newton. “I think that puts a lot of emotional and psychological stress on actors where you think you should be working more, but it’s like, ‘No dude, 85 per cent of actors need to have side work.’ It’s completely normal to not be Tom Cruise.”“I don’t know why people make acting so precious,” adds Grauer. “I think realistically it’s easier to get involved in an industry when you’re realistic about what being an adult is, and what working is, period.”BY Sabrina Furminger | Vancouver Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment center_img Advertisement Jovanna Burke, Ona Grauer and Omari Newton, like most Vancouver actors, work in other fields to supplement their incomes. 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Rebuilding postquake Haiti the focus of UN envoy Bill Clintons visitRebuilding postquake Haiti the focus of UN envoy Bill Clintons visit

18 August 2010United Nations Special Envoy for Haiti, former United States president Bill Clinton, is currently in Haiti to discuss the country’s reconstruction in the wake of the devastating January earthquake. The magnitude-7.0 quake which struck the impoverished Caribbean nation on 12 January claimed more than 200,000 lives and left 1.3 million more people homeless. Countless buildings, including Government facilities, hospitals and schools, were also destroyed.This morning, Mr. Clinton met with Government ministers and representatives of UN bodies, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and private sector donors. His discussions centred on education, energy and debris management schemes.While in Haiti, the Envoy also met with top officials of the UN peacekeeping mission, known as MINUSTAH. read more

IS claims 3 militants involved in Kalmunai clashIS claims 3 militants involved in Kalmunai clash

It says they opened fire with automatic weapons and “after exhausting their ammunition, detonated on them their explosive belts.” The Islamic State group has claimed three of the militants were killed in a shootout with police in Kalmunai.In a statement published early Sunday by the extremists’ Aamaq news agency, IS gave their noms du guerre as Abu Hammad, Abu Sufyan and Abu al-Qa’qa, the Associated Press reported. IS falsely claimed their militants killed 17 “disbelievers” in the attack. The militants often exaggerate their claims. The claim carried a photograph of two men before an IS flag, one carrying a Chinese variant of the Kalashnikov rifle like the one found at the scene, another smiling.Sri Lanka’s military says the gunfight Friday night in Ampara District left 15 dead, including six children. read more

After 30 years of conflict Sri Lanka still in early stages ofAfter 30 years of conflict Sri Lanka still in early stages of

“Virtually everyone agrees there has been progress, although opinions differ markedly about the extent of that progress,” UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein said in a statement to the press, issued from Colombo.During his four-day visit, Mr. Zeid met with several senior Government officials, including President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. In Colombo, he visited the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka and the Task Force that will lead the forthcoming National Consultations on transitional justice. On Sunday, he was in the Northern and Eastern Provinces of the country.“This has been a much more friendly, cooperative and encouraging visit than the one my predecessor endured in August 2013, which as you may recall was marred by vituperative attacks on her integrity, simply because she addressed a number of burning human rights issues that any High Commissioner for Human Rights would have raised at that time,” said Mr. Zeid, referring to former UN rights chief Navi Pillay.“I am aware that some of the same people have given me a similar welcome – I’ve seen the posters – but I am pleased that in the new environment in Sri Lanka, all voices, including the moderate voices of civil society, can at last be heard, even if sometimes the voices of hatred and bigotry are still shouting the loudest, and as a result are perhaps being listened to more than they deserve,” he added.Progress & Challenges Noting that Sri Lanka has come a long way in the past year with the media now having greater freedom, Mr. Zeid said the element of fear has considerably diminished, at least in Colombo and the South, but in the North and the East, “it has mutated but, sadly, still exists.” On the positive side, he highlighted several recent “highly symbolic steps” taken that have had a positive impact on inter-communal relations, including the decision to sing the national anthem in both Sinhala and Tamil on Independence Day, for the first time since the early 1950s. He also indicated that one of the most important long-term achievements over the past year has been the restoration of the legitimacy and independence of Sri Lanka’s Human Rights Commission.But despite these advances, he said Sri Lanka is still in the early stages of renewal. “Repairing the damage done by a protracted conflict is a task of enormous complexity, and the early years are crucial. If mistakes are made, or significant problems are downplayed or ignored during the first few years, they become progressively harder to sort out as time goes on,” he warned. “While the glass is still molten, if you are quick and skilful, you can shape it into a fine object that will last for years.”Turning to the proposed Constitutional reform, which should ensure that the rights of all Sri Lankans are fully recognised, Mr. Zeid said there are fears that at a later stage this may be achieved “at the expense of other equally important processes such as truth-telling, justice and accountability.”“While the Task Force appointed to lead the National Consultation process includes high quality representatives of civil society, there are concerns – including among the Task Force members themselves – that the process is too rushed and has not been properly planned or adequately resourced,” he noted, highlighting measures that could be taken quickly to reverse this “trend of draining confidence.” Implementing Human Rights Council resolutionMeanwhile, he said issues relating to implementation of a resolution adopted by the UN Human Rights Council last October were high on his agenda during this trip. Co-sponsored by Sri Lanka and agreed with the consensus of all 47 Council members, it laid out an “eminently sensible pathway for the country to follow,” with the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) charged with following up on its implementation.“The Human Rights Council resolution was in many ways a reflection of the reform agenda that Sri Lankans had voted for in last year’s Presidential and Parliamentary elections. It sets out some of the tough steps that must be taken to achieve reconciliation and accountability and, through them, lasting peace,” Mr. Zeid stressed.“There are many myths and misconceptions about the resolution, and what it means for Sri Lanka. It is not a gratuitous attempt to interfere with or undermine the country’s sovereignty or independence. It is not some quasi-colonial act by some nebulous foreign power. The acceptance of the resolution was a moment of strength, not weakness, by Sri Lanka” he insisted, adding that it was the country’s commitment to both itself and to the world to confront the past honestly and, by doing that, take out comprehensive insurance against any future devastating outbreak of inter communal tensions and conflict.“I urge all Sri Lankans to make an effort to understand what that resolution and the report underpinning it actually say, and I urge all those in a position to do so, to make a greater effort to explain why the recommendations are so important, and why the United Nations and all those individual States – Sri Lanka included – endorsed them,” he continued.The human rights chief told reporters the resolution suggests international participation in the accountability mechanisms set up to deal with international crimes and gross human rights violations committed by individuals on both sides.“This is a practical proposal to solve the very real and practical problems I mentioned earlier. But it is only one aspect – albeit a very important one– of the broad range of measures outlined in the 2015 UN report and resolution, and the extent to which it has been allowed to dominate the debate in Sri Lanka in recent days is unfortunate,” he said.Concluding his remarks, Mr. Zeid said the international community wants to welcome Sri Lanka back into its fold without any lingering reservations and help Sri Lanka become an economic powerhouse. read more

Bonn UN climate conference aims for greater ambition as 2017 set toBonn UN climate conference aims for greater ambition as 2017 set to

In this photo, from left to right: Jochen Flasbarth, German State Secretary; Patricia Espinosa, UNFCCC Executive Secretary; Inia Seruiratu, Fijian Minister for Agriculture, Rural & Maritime Development & National Disaster Management & Meteorological Services, and Global Climate Action Champion participate in symbolic bike ride ahead of COP23. Photo: UNFCCC The Bonn Conference of the State Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNTCC), informally known as COP 23 and which runs until 17 November, is chaired by Fiji, an island State particularly affected by the impacts of our warming climate. “The need for urgency is obvious. Our world is in distress from the extreme weather events caused by climate change – destructive hurricanes, fires, floods, droughts, melting ice, and changes to agriculture that threaten our food security”, said COP 23 President and Prime Minister of Fiji Frank Bainimarama, at the opening of the conference. “Our job as leaders is to respond to that suffering with all means available to us. [We] must not fail our people. That means using the next two weeks and the year ahead to do everything we can to make the Paris Agreement work and to advance ambition and support for climate action before 2020.” The Paris Agreement, which was adopted by the 196 Parties to the UNFCCC in December 2015 in the French capital after which it is named, calls on countries to combat climate change by limiting the rise of global temperature below 2 degrees Celsius and strive not to exceed 1.5 degrees Celsius. A year ago, the Marrakech Climate Conference concluded with the Marrakech Action Proclamation, for our climate and sustainable development, in which the UNFCCC States Parties affirmed their “commitment” to the “full implementation” of the Paris Agreement. Today, 169 Parties have ratified the Agreement. UN weather agency warns 2017 to be among hottest years everAs this year’s Conference got under way, the UN World Meteorological Organization (WMO), released its provisional statement on the State of the Climate. “It is very likely that 2017 will be one of the three hottest years on record, with many high-impact events including catastrophic hurricanes and floods, debilitating heatwaves and drought,” said the agency. For his part, WMO Secretary-General Petteri Taalas told delegates in Bonn that the past three years have all been in the top three years in terms of temperature records. “This is part of a long term warming trend,” pointing to recent “extraordinary weather,” including temperatures topping 50 degrees Celsius in Asia, record-breaking hurricanes in rapid succession in the Caribbean and Atlantic reaching as far as Ireland, devastating monsoon flooding affecting many millions of people and a relentless drought in East Africa.“Wherever we live, we are all vulnerable and need to act,” Mr. Bainimarama told delegates, explaining that Fiji is helping build a Grand Coalition for decisive, coordinated action by governments at every level, by civil society, the private sector and all citizens on earth. “That’s why we installed an ocean-going Fijian ‘drua’ canoe in the entrance here to remind everyone of the need to fill its sail with collective determination to make COP23 a success and confront the biggest challenge humanity has faced,” he said. Patricia Espinosa, UNFCCC Executive Secretary, reminded the participants that: “We have some very specific goals we must achieve while we are here in Bonn. We expect these negotiations to be the next essential step that ensures that the Paris Agreement’s structure is completed, its impacts are strengthened, and its goals achieved. We also need to move forward to fulfil the commitments that are due in 2020. In this regard, finance and mitigation pledges are essential.” The Bonn Conference will feature a series of meetings and events, including the high-level segment, on 15 November and 16 November, attended by Heads of State and Government, Ministers, and UN Secretary-General António Guterres. Mr. Guterres has invited leaders to consider championing six high-impact areas at a special Climate Summit in 2019. These areas are investment in clean technology, maturing carbon pricing, enabling the energy transition, risk mitigation and building resilience, augmenting the contribution of sub-national actors and business and mobilizing climate finance. Among the side events scheduled at COP 23, several will be organized under the Marrakech Partnership for Global Climate Action, to show how cities, regions, private sector companies and investors are trying to implement the Paris Agreement in the areas of energy, water, agriculture, oceans and coastal areas, human settlements, transportation, industry, and forests. read more

The head of the US Secret Service is stepping downThe head of the US Secret Service is stepping down

first_img Apr 8th 2019, 9:29 PM Short URL 17 Comments THE HEAD OF the US Secret Service, which guards President Donald Trump and visiting heads of state, is stepping down, the White House said in the administration’s latest sign of turbulence.“United States Secret Service director Randolph ‘Tex’ Alles… will be leaving shortly and President Trump has selected James M Murray, a career member of the USSS, to take over as director beginning in May,” Trump spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said in a statement.No reason was given for the sudden departure of former Marine general Alles.There was speculation in the US media that he may have been axed in connection to an incident in March at Trump’s golf club and weekend retreat in Florida, where an unauthorized woman got past security carrying Chinese passports and several electronic devices including a thumb drive allegedly found to contain malware.But other reports said Alles could have lost his job due to some twist in the reportedly often heated internal political battles over White House staffing.Yesterday, Trump announced via tweet the departure of Homeland Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, who has spearheaded his controversial policies on trying to stop illegal immigrants and asylum seekers from entering the United States.Trump said that US Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin McAleenan will be acting secretary.The Secret Service’s main job is to provide security for the president and vice president and their families, as well as former presidents and visiting heads of state. It also coordinates the securing of buildings like the White House and foreign embassies.A separate mission for the Secret Service focuses on fighting a range of financial crimes such as counterfeit currency and wire fraud.© – AFP 2019 Share43 Tweet Email By AFP Image: James Tourtellottecenter_img Monday 8 Apr 2019, 9:29 PM Randolph ‘Tex’ Alles Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Randolph ‘Tex’ Alles Image: James Tourtellotte The head of the US Secret Service is stepping down No reason was given for the sudden departure of former Marine general Randolph ‘Tex’ Alles. 23,627 Views last_img read more

Roman Reigns not advertised for RAW in Chicago, Mustafa Ali on making it to…Roman Reigns not advertised for RAW in Chicago, Mustafa Ali on making it to…

first_imgFacebook WrestleMania Could Be Biggest Ever Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles WWE Lists The Shields Top 10 Wins Twitter Now Playing Up Next Ronda Rousey Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Could The Rock Vs. Roman Reigns Actually Happen? Videos Articles Natalya Opens Up About Her Reaction To Roman Reigns’ Cancer Battle Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte center_img Seth Rollins Pinterest Shawn Michaels Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next WhatsApp Now Playing Up Next Google+ WWE is not advertising Roman Reigns for RAW this Monday in Chicago.No word on why Reigns was pulled from the show so close to WrestleMania.We reported yesterday that WWE is advertising Universal Champion Brock Lesnar for RAW this Monday night to hype his title match with Seth Rollins in three weeks.Mustafa Ali on making it to WWEUSA Today is featuring an interview with Mustafa Ali where he talks about signing with WWE and how it took him 16 years to accomplish it.“We always hear about the musician, or the actor, or the wrestler, and how they’ve decided this is what they’re going to do with their lives. And they quit their jobs, and they jump in their car, they move to wherever, and they struggle and live out of their car, but they’re going to make it by any means, you know? And then they turn into a huge success. We always hear about these stories, but what we don’t hear about is the people who don’t succeed. We don’t hear about the people who are still living in their car.“It took me 16 years to get to the WWE. And the reason for that is that I did it — I don’t want to call it the responsible way, but I’m going to call it the responsible way. I went to school, I worked multiple jobs, and yeah, I chased my dream. I was working Friday, Saturday, Sunday nights at independent shows, but when those shows would end I’d go straight to a midnight shift as a police officer, and I’d work till eight o’clock in the morning. Then I’d sleep for a couple of hours, and I’d repeat it all over again. So I’d miss out on birthday, hanging out with friends, and all that stuff, but I chased my dream responsibly. And yeah, it took me longer to get here than a lot of other people, but the thing is I got here knowing that if it didn’t work out, I had something to fall back on. I had two degrees. I had a law enforcement background. I was an educated man who had real work-life experience.”Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Lists The Shields Top 10 WinsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -0:26 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Roman Reigns Is Back, But Not Fighting For Belts Live Podcast: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton)last_img read more

Sarri ready for hectic Christmas scheduleSarri ready for hectic Christmas schedule

first_imgChelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has revealed he’s preparing for the annual hectic schedule of the Premier League during the Christmas period.Although this is his first taste of English football, the former Napoli manager is well aware of the importance the hectic Christmas schedule can play in any team’s season, and is already making plans for the team to cope with the congested fixture schedule in the winter months.So far he is yet to rotate his squad in the Premier League, giving others their chance to impress in other competitions while giving some a rest when the Blues have two games in a week, to make sure everyone stays fresh, but says those changes are likely to come in the league as well once the games come thick and fast in that competition.Sacchi explains Sarri, Conte, and Ancelotti Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Arrigo Sacchi talked about how Sarri has a tougher time at Juventus than Conte at Inter; while Ancelotti’s “blood is boiling” at Napoli.Arrigo Sacchi…“The rotation at the moment is this, but I don’t know in the future.” Sarri said, according to the club’s official website.“We use 26 players in this season. I have to look at the other competitions, 90 minutes and 90 minutes in the League Cup, the Europa League, and the Premier League. I have to look also at the minutes in the national teams, so I think the rotation is good.”“But maybe in the future it will be different. If you look at December, January, you need to change also in the Premier League because we play every three days in the Premier League.”last_img read more

Kessie backs Gattuso Higuain at AC MilanKessie backs Gattuso Higuain at AC Milan

first_imgAC Milan midfielder Franck Kessie praised both Gennaro Gattuso and Gonzalo Higuain, despite their recent strugglesThe pressure has been growing on Gattuso’s shoulder’s in his first full campaign in charge of the Milan team following a run of just two wins in their last eight Serie A outings.This drop in form has seen Milan relinquish their hold of fourth-place in the standings to Lazio. Aside from that, the Rossoneri suffered a shock group stage exit in the Europa League.But Kessie insists Gattuso is a fantastic manager who keeps them all focused on their objectives.“Gattuso’s a great coach,” Kessie told Calcio2000.“In general, when you play, the coach always likes you… but he’s an honest guy. When it’s time to work, you work.Maurizio Sarri, JuventusMaurizio Sarri satisfied despite Juventus’ draw at Fiorentina Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Maurizio Sarri was satisfied with Juventus’ performance on Saturday afternoon after finishing a tough game at Fiorentina 0-0.“With him, you have to be focused. If you don’t give everything, he yells at you. Once our work is finished, however, he leaves you free to do whatever you want.”The Ivory Coast international is also certain that Juventus loanee Higuain will help them achieve Champions League qualification after recently ending his two-month goal drought against SPAL.“Higuain’s a great champion,” added Kessie.“He’s very good and a true professional. We believe in him so much and we know he can take us forward.”Milan will return from the Italian winter break on January 12 away to Sampdoria in a last-16 Coppa Italia clash.last_img read more

Woman robs marijuana grower in Woodland fires shot police sayWoman robs marijuana grower in Woodland fires shot police say

first_imgCowlitz County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a 39-year-old woman Thursday after she allegedly went to the Woodland home of a medical marijuana grower, fired a .38-caliber revolver into the air and took five pot plants back to her home in Kelso.Rebecca Kathleen Hall was arrested on suspicion of first-degree assault and first-degree robbery and jailed, with bail initially set at $75,000, according to a bulletin from the Cowlitz County Sheriff’s Office.The alleged victim, Delbert Greer, 53, who lives on Old Lewis River Road in Woodland, had grown marijuana for Hall previously but her medical-marijuana card had expired, the bulletin said.A witness confirmed the account of the robbery and sheriff’s deputies went to Hall’s home, the bulletin said. There, officials said, they found the handgun and stolen plants.Hall allegedly told deputies she fired a round into the air to show Greer it was a real gun.John Branton: 360-735-4513 or read more

1 hospitalized after 2 boats crash off Port Everglades1 hospitalized after 2 boats crash off Port Everglades

first_imgFORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) – Crews came to the rescue of six passengers after two boats collided off Fort Lauderdale, sending one of them to the hospital.Fort Lauderdale Police, Fire Boats and the U.S. Coast Guard responded to the scene about six miles off Port Everglades, Saturday afternoon.One boater was taken to Broward Health Medical Center with minor injuries. Several others were thrown in the water but were not hurt.“The three guys in the back, they jumped out of the back at the last minute … and I went down,” said Steve Nale, the captain of one of the boats. “I was up top on the tower, and I went down with the tower into the water. We’re on a good team. Thank God everybody’s alive.”One of the vessels was so badly damaged that it sank.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Dosa king sentenced to life passes awayDosa king sentenced to life passes away

first_imgChennai : Restaurant chain Saravana Bhavan founder ‘Dosa King’ P Rajagopal died at a private hospital here on Thursday, days after he surrendered to serve a life sentence for killing an employee in 2001 to marry his wife. Rajagopal, 73, died around 10 am of “septic shock” at Vijaya Health Centre, sources at the hospital said, refusing to give further details. Also Read – CBI carrying out surprise checks at 150 government departments Advertise With Us He was shifted to the private facility on Tuesday from the state-run Stanley Medical College Hospital following a high court order after his son filed an appeal, saying his father’s condition was deteriorating. Rajagopal had surrendered on July 9 to serve the life term after the Supreme Court rejected his plea seeking more time on grounds of ill-health. Soon after he was arrested, he got admitted to the “convict ward” of the state-run hospital here. Also Read – Ratul Puri’s ED custody extended by 4 more days Advertise With Us Rajagopal’s appeal against the Madras High Court order upholding the trial court’s judgment convicting him was rejected by the apex court in March this year. The high court had in 2009 enhanced to life term the 10-year imprisonment given by a local court to Rajagopal and eight others in the murder case. While upholding the life sentence given to Rajagopal for murdering Prince Shantakumar, the Supreme Court had ordered him to surrender in the trial court. Advertise With Us Either on the “advice of an astrologer” or “having become besotted with” the wife of his employee Santhakumar, Rajagopal initially attempted to make her his third wife and after failing in his endeavour, plotted abduction and murder of her husband, the top court had noted in its judgement. In order to fulfil his desire, Rajagopal used to financially help the woman, her family members and her husband, it had said, adding that the key accused used to talk to the woman on phone frequently and also gave her costly gifts. On October 1, 2001, Rajagopal got the woman and her husband abducted. The accused first persuaded and then threatened them to separate so that he can marry her. Few days later, the victim was again abducted and then killed. The body was later exhumed at the instance of one of the accused. Postmortem was conducted and the report suggested that he was strangulated. Rajagopal’s South Indian restaurant chain has presence in over 20 countries across the world, including the US and the UK, and several cities all over India.last_img read more

Did Chandrababu Naidu really offer Rs 50 crore to RGV to stopDid Chandrababu Naidu really offer Rs 50 crore to RGV to stop

first_imgLakshmi’s NTRTwitterAndhra Pradesh Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu reportedly offered Rs 50 crore to RGV aka Ram Gopal Varma to stop the release of Lakshmi’s NTR, but the latter rejected this deal.Lakshmi’s NTR is the next biopic movie of NT Rama Rao to hit the screens after the releases of NTR: Kathanayakudu and Mahanayakudu. But unlike the first two, this movie has been a talk of the T-Town for its subject, which is all about the controversial last days of NTR whose power was snatched by Nara Chandrababu Naidu during this days. The movie projects the latter as the backstabber of the former.Lakshmi’s NTR is scheduled for its theatrical release on March 22, weeks ahead of the Andhra Pradesh Assembly elections. Ram Gopal Varma openly has used the name of Nara Chandrababu Naidu for its promotion and termed him as the backstabber of NT Rama Rao several times. But the Chief Minister and the TDP have been silently watching with little action against him and this has wondered many in the state.Of late, it was rumoured that Lakshmi’s NTR is about real-life incidents in Chandrababu Naidu’s life and he has little room to counter Ram Gopal Varma on the legal grounds. As an eye washer, he got a complaint filed against the director. But he was making backdoor efforts to stall its release. He was said to have offered Rs 50 crore to RGV to stop the release of the movie. Chandrababu NaiduSTR/AFP/Getty ImagesThe TDP has not responded to rumours about Chandrababu Naidu’s Rs 50 crore deal to Ram Gopal Varma. It was also said that the filmmakers suffered a severe setback due to back-to-back failures, which are said to have landed in huge debts. He was said to be accepting this deal, which will help him clear his debts.But in an interview, producer Rakesh Reddy, who is bankrolling Lakshmi’s NTR, revealed that people told him that AP CM was going to offer 50 crores to RGV not to stop its release. But he slammed the rumours saying that he knows RGV well. He is well settled with good business circulations and has no debts. He is not a person who loses his self-esteem for money and he would never do something like that.Ram Gopal Varma is known for his crazy promotion strategies for his movies. Many in the film industry feel that Chandrababu Naidu’s Rs 50 crore deal must be a part of his publicity stunt. So there may not be true in the reports about this deal.last_img read more

In Tweet President Donald Trump Endorses Four Leading Texas Elected OfficialsIn Tweet President Donald Trump Endorses Four Leading Texas Elected Officials

first_imgOfficial White House Photo by Shealah CraigheadPresident Donald Trump leads a video teleconference monitoring current tropical storm conditions and damage assessments in southeastern Texas on Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017, from a conference room at Camp David, near Thurmont, MD.Four of Texas’ top statewide elected officials have the support of President Donald Trump. “I want to encourage all of my many Texas friends to vote in the primary for Governor Greg Abbott, Senator Ted Cruz, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, and Attorney General Ken Paxton,” Trump tweeted Tuesday. “They are helping me to Make America Great Again! Vote early or on March 6th.”I want to encourage all of my many Texas friends to vote in the primary for Governor Greg Abbott, Senator Ted Cruz, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, and Attorney General Ken Paxton. They are helping me to Make America Great Again! Vote early or on March 6th.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 27, 2018All four Republican politicians Trump mentioned are running for re-election this year. None faces competitive races in next month’s primaries, however. In fact, Trump’s tweet left out the two officials facing the most competitive statewide GOP primary races in 2018 — Land Commissioner George P. Bush and Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller. The tweet comes one day after Abbott met with Trump and several cabinet secretaries during a trip to Washington, D.C.   Sharelast_img read more

Limassol a top destination for cruise visitors DP World saysLimassol a top destination for cruise visitors DP World says

first_imgLimassol ranks as a top destination for visitors, and cruise lines see DP World Limassol as an attractive call on their itineraries, Charles Meaby, General Manager of DP World Limassol, said on Wednesday.In an announcement, DP World said that passenger cruise vessels “Mein Schiff 1” and “MS Braemar” have called at Limassol, allowing passengers to explore the sites and attractions.Century-class cruise ship “Mein Schiff 1” berthed overnight Limassol. It is owned and operated by TUI Cruises and it has a gross tonnage of 76,522 tonnes, a length of 259 metres, capacity for over 2,600 passengers with a crew of 909. The 195-metre long “MS Braemer” is currently operating with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines and berthed for the day.Meaby said “Limassol consistently ranks as a top destination for visitors, and cruise lines see DP World Limassol as an attractive call on their itineraries,” adding that “this year Cyprus has seen a 10 per cent growth in tourists compared with 2016.”“Port-call vessels typically have a wide-ranging impact on the local economy, as passengers, who are often international, have the opportunity to explore everything the city and the surrounding region has to offer,” he noted.You May LikeUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementAdd This One Thing To Your Dog’s Food To Help Them Be HealthierUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementUndoDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoGundry MDHow To Make Your Dark Spots Fade (Effortless 2 Minute Routine)Gundry MDUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoOur View: Argaka mukhtar should not act as if he owns the beachUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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first_imgUK media reports about ‘terrified Britons’ ready to ‘flee Cyprus’ in the run-up and immediate aftermath of air strikes on Syrian government targets from the RAF base at Akrotiri early Saturday were described as scaremongering by officials on Monday.British tabloids spoke to a number of potential holidaymakers and people who have relatives living in Cyprus who appeared to fear Russian retaliation against the bases over the airstrikes.UK Prime Minister Theresa May had called President Nicos Anastasiades on Saturday, hours after the strikes to brief him on the military action in Syria and to reassure him that there was no question of any danger to Cyprus.Cyprus has been seeing record tourism arrivals over the past three years and is looking forward to another bumper year in 2018. The UK is Cyprus’ biggest source of the three million tourist arrivals last year, followed by Russia.Authorities and British residents themselves in Cyprus were at pains to stress on Monday that there would be no impact from the limited strikes and that it was a one-off message to the Syrian government on its alleged use of chemical weapons.Neither the UK nor the US has changed their travel advisories for Cyprus this month. The UK advisory was last updated in March and remains current as of Monday. The US advisory is a year old.A British High Commission spokesperson told the Cyprus Mail: “The fact of the matter is we have not changed our travel advice for Cyprus and have no plans to do so. The tone of the articles in the British press is not right. It’s scaremongering.”British bases spokesman Sean Tully said they had seen no evidence of British residents or tourists wanting to flee Cyprus. “It’s very safe to come to Cyprus. The PM [May] stated her case clearly at the weekend. We stand by the PM’s comments. Cyprus is a very safe place,” he added.Local tourism authorities said the same on Monday. Cyprus Tourism Organisation (CTO) acting director general Marinos Menelaou told the Cyprus Mail there had been no cancellations and no flight delays due to the airstrikes.“We keep monitoring the situation. We have a PR firm in London monitoring the [UK] tabloids. We’re on top of the situation,” he said.In a written announcement later, the CTO referred to official statements, from the government, the foreign ministry and civil aviation authorities as the situation unfolded last week culminating in the military action.“Cyprus remains the safe holiday destination it has always been,” the announcement said.“The number of enquiries has been minimal. It comes as no surprise that the UK, foreign office has not issued any advice about travel to Cyprus. In fact, one popular UK tabloid referred to Cyprus as being the 36th safest country in the world, according to the World Economic Forum (WEF),” it added.The director general of the Cyprus Hotels Association (Pasyxe) Zacharias Ioannides told the Cyprus Mail there was no reason to worry. “Our planning remains unchanged and we are eager to get back to work as normal with UK tourists. The British prime minster said it herself. We don’t have any indications whatsoever of cancellations and booking are not affected.Ioannides said there had been a slowdown in bookings in the run up to the air strikes but that was a global phenomenon “not just Cyprus” and was related to concerns over a wider third world war. “It was a normal reaction for people to ‘wait and see’,” he added.  You May LikeHealthXoXo7 Blood Platelet Improving Foods You Must Include in Your Diet!HealthXoXoUndoNovelodgeMartial Artist Bolo Yeung Is 72 & How He Lives Now Will Make You Especially SadNovelodgeUndoBoost Your Small BusinessHow Custom Boxes Can Transform Your Small BusinessBoost Your Small BusinessUndo Films and food at RialtoUndoMorphou bishop now claims gay men have a ‘nasty smell’UndoFresh case of Blue Nile virus in northUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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