Leicester to build statue of late owner

first_imgLeicester City have confirmed the club will commission a memorial statue in tribute to their late owner and chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha after his death in a helicopter crash.Srivaddhanaprabha was one of five people killed when his private helicopter crashed outside the King Power Stadium after a Premier League draw against West Ham last month.Various tributes are planned for Saturday’s visit of Burnley, Leicester’s first home game since the death of Srivaddhanaprabha, whose leadership inspired the club to their unlikely Premier League title triumph in 2015-16. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Supporters will march through Leicester to the King Power Stadium, where fans will be given commemorative scarves and pin badges ahead of a video tribute to Srivaddhanaprabha being shown on the big screen.The late Leicester City Chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha will be immortalised at King Power Stadium through the commissioning of a memorial statue.— Leicester City (@LCFC) November 9, 2018A wreath will be laid on the pitch with a two-minute silence observed before kick-off and Srivaddhanaprabha’s son, Leicester vice chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha, has announced further plans to honour his father.”We will never be able to repay what he did for us – for me as his son, us as his family, everyone connected to Leicester City and beyond – but we are committed to honouring his memory and upholding his legacy,” Aiyawatt wrote in the pre-match programme.”Our continued growth as a club, our state-of-the-art new training ground and our planned stadium expansion will help realise his vision for Leicester City.”I plan to commission a statue of my father, for outside King Power Stadium, as a permanent and fitting tribute to the man that made it all possible. He will forever be in our hearts. He will never be forgotten.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Jaitley releases coffee table book on Indian hockey

first_imgNew Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday unveiled a curated coffee table book titled ‘The Illustrated History of Indian Hockey: A Saga of Triumph, Pain and Dreams’ capturing the glorious journey of one of India’s most celebrated sports.The book turns back the clock and documents to India’s performance in the sport since the 1928 Olympics and other key international events providing exhaustive, in-depth information including the World Cups, Asian Games and Commonwealth Games. With over a century of hockey’s existence in India, the sport has seen both success and pain.On the occasion, Jaitley said: “Preserving history is very important, we often preserve it in the form of museums, publications and now a days as audio visuals. Publications like a coffee table book become very important as they are easy read with beautiful pictures.””I am quite happy with the way hockey has developed in the country over the last decade and I would like to wish the team all the very best for the upcoming World Cup,” added Jaitley, who released the book alongside International Hockey Federation (FIH) and Indian Olympic Association (IOA) President Narinder Batra.With less than a week to go for the start of the World Cup in Bhubaneswar, Batra said: “I believe this is the best occasion to launch a book which documents the illustrious history of Indian hockey.””We are less than a week away from the World Cup and it is essential for a nation with such a rich history in the sport to be able to read and relive its glorious past,” he added.Hockey India President Mohd. Mushtaque Ahmad, HI Secretary General Rajinder Singh and HI CEO Elena Norman were also present on the occasion.The book traces the golden era of hockey where India emerged as the first ‘Super-Power of the game’. It is a literary destination for all things in hockey including highlights of Women’s and Junior Hockey national team’s performances laced with interesting statistics, snippets and factoids. –IANStri/sedadvertisementlast_img read more

Copa America: Brazil, Argentina & 12 teams in 2019 finals

first_imgThree years after celebrating its centenary in the United States, the Copa America is back in 2019. South America’s proud footballing nations go head to head in what is the world’s oldest international football tournament, which will this year be held in Brazil.Brazil had originally been slated for hosting duties in 2015, but swapped that tournament with Chile due to the overlap with the World Cup and the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games. The last time the Copa came to the nation was back in 1989, an edition won by the hosts thanks to the lethal combination of Bebeto and Romario up front for the Selecao.Unlike the Centenary edition, which expanded to 16 teams, the 2019 Copa returns to the 12-side format that has been used since 1993, organised into three groups of four. As well as CONMEBOL’s 10 member nations the Asian AFC contributed two participants, with Japan and Qatar entering the fray as guests. Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? With Thursday’s draw we now know who will face whom in the group stage, which will kick off in Sao Paulo’s Estadio Morumbi on June 14 with Brazil’s clash against Bolivia. With some of the world’s greatest players in action and a huge prize on offer, the Copa will doubtlessly be one of the highlights of the summer football calendar.last_img read more

Spotted SCFs IBSV Named in Finland

first_imgGennadiy Nevelskoy, a new ice-breaking platform supply vessel (IBSV) owned by Russian shipping company Sovcomflot (SCF Group), was named at Finland-based Arctech Helsinki Shipyard on January 30, 2017.The 3,000 dwt Gennadiy Nevelskoy is the first of four vessels being built for SCF at Arctech.“This vessel is technically a forerunner in arctic shipbuilding. It is also environmentally advanced and fulfills already the IMO Tier III requirements. We have also paid special attention to the underwater noise level caused by the ship,” Esko Mustamäki,CEO of Arctech Helsinki Shipyard, said.Gennadiy Nevelskoy will have Saint Petersburg as her home port and will be registered under the Russian flag.The four IBSVs will be used for the year-round delivery of supplies and consumables to offshore platforms, and for performing standby duty near them. In addition, the vessels will be outfitted for integrated environmental protection and rescue operations, according to Arctech.Image Courtesy: Arctechlast_img read more

Review Committee Reaffirms Recommendation to Increase Minimum Wage

first_imgNova Scotia’s Minimum Wage Review Committee has recommended staying the course on planned increases for minimum wage earners. The committee of two employer and two employee representatives recommends the annual increase proceed, which would raise minimum wage to $8.60 from $8.10 per hour on April 1. “Steadily increasing the minimum wage is the right thing to do for working families and individuals who are trying to build a career and contribute to society,” said Mark Parent, Minister of Labour and Workforce Development. “I am pleased that the committee has reaffirmed its recommendation that the minimum wage be increased.” Mr. Parent asked, in light of current economic conditions, that the committee continue to monitor the minimum wage. He also asked the committee to look at minimum wage increases and tip differential for workers in the restaurant and bar industry. The committee was not able to reach consensus on a tip or gratuity differential, which is a lower minimum wage for servers in licensed establishments. The review committee’s report has been posted on the Labour and Workforce Development website and is open for comment. The committee recommended continuing the following plan of minimum wage increases: May 1, 2008: 6.5 per cent increase to $8.10 per hour April 1, 2009: 6.2 per cent increase to $8.60 per hour April 1, 2010: 6.9 per cent increase to $9.20 per hour. Oct. 1, 2010: 4.8 per cent increase to $9.65 per hour. The plan is to reach the Low Income Cut-off Level by 2010. The committee will continue to meet annually to monitor economic indicators and examine other issues. The public is encouraged to comment on the report by March 2. For an English copy of the report, visit www.gov.ns.ca/lwd . A French copy will be posted by Feb. 16.last_img read more

Canadian spies can access Indian status records under Bill C51 Public Safety

first_imgJorge Barrera APTN National NewsRCMP investigators and Canadian spies would legally be able to access personal information found in Indian status records held by the federal Aboriginal Affairs department if the Harper government’s proposed anti-terror bill becomes law, according to Public Safety Canada.A spokesperson for the federal Public Safety department confirmed Bill C-51’s changes to allow freer information sharing between federal departments and agencies on broadly defined national security grounds would include the personal information contained in the Indian status registry held by Aboriginal Affairs.Public Safety spokesperson Josee Sirois said in an emailed statement to APTN  that information would be shared only if “it relates to an activity that undermines the security of Canada, such as terrorism, espionage, or weapons proliferation.”The actual wording in the information sharing section of Bill C-51, however, provides a broader criteria allowing for the sharing of information. This particular section of the bill deals with the Security of Canada Information Sharing Act and encompasses any activity that “undermines the sovereignty, security and territorial integrity of Canada” along with the interference of border operations “or the economic or financial stability of Canada” and “interference with critical infrastructure.”The definition of what constitutes a national security threat in this section of Bill C-51 “is new and far more expansive than previously known in Canada,” said human rights lawyer Paul Champ.The Assembly of First Nations has expressed concerns this expansive definition would encompass First Nation protest and dissent activities associated with the defence and assertion of Aboriginal and treaty rights. Cree NDP MP Romeo Saganash has said Bill C-51 poses a direct threat to Aboriginal rights for this same reason.There is an extensive record of the RCMP, the Canadian Security Intelligence Service and the Canadian military monitoring First Nation events and individuals. APTN has already revealed the RCMP keeps an active file on former Idle No More organizer Clayton Thomas Muller, that CSIS tracked the travel of Mohawk Clifton Nicholas and that the military’s counter-intelligence arm monitored Mi’kmaq anti-fracking protests near Elsipogtog in New Brunswick.APTN also reported Wednesday that Aboriginal Affairs shared information with CSIS to bolster surveillance of Idle No More protests.Bill C-51 empowers 17 federal departments and agencies, including the RCMP, CSIS and Communications Security Establishment Canada (CSEC), to obtain the personal information of Canadians held by any other federal department, including Aboriginal Affairs, on broadly defined national security grounds.Aboriginal Affairs holds detailed personal information of everyone who is registered as a status Indian.The Indian status record of an individual includes information on the names of any of their children, registration number and status, the names of any siblings, registration numbers and status and the names of their parents, registration numbers and status. The file also includes a family tree extending to their maternal and paternal grandparents.The record also includes the name of their band, date of birth and when they activated their status. It includes information on whether they live on or off-reserve, marital status, marriage date, registration number of spouse, whether they are on a band list and category of status. Registration numbers include an individual’s order of birth.Aboriginal Affairs has already been caught sifting through the Indian status record of child advocate Cindy Blackstock who took Ottawa to the human rights tribunal over its alleged underfunding of child and family services on reserve.The federal department twice accessed Blackstock’s status record for reasons other than to update the file.The Privacy Commissioner’s Office investigation in the accessing of Blackstock’s Indian status records hit a dead end because Aboriginal Affairs did not keep a log of officials who accessed the database.Blackstock said Bill C-51 would allow the federal government to put a whole family under surveillance in one swoop.“If you have a baby, that record is there and if that status file was accessed for the purposes of Bill C-51 then the baby’s personal information is now the subject of surveillance by the government of Canada,” said Blackstock. “They will have his or her gender, their full name, their date of birth and registry number.”While Aboriginal Affairs and Justice Canada officials monitored Blackstock’s online and real-life activities, she said it was the accessing of her status record that really bothered her.“That probably disturbed me more than anything else,” she said. “It is one thing for me as a human rights activist to be subject to this, it’s another thing when they are collecting information on your family or extended family.”The Privacy Commissioner’s Office also confirmed that Health Canada’s information obtained through the Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) for First Nation and Inuit could also be shared under Bill C-51. NIHB information would include details on prescription drug use along with dental and eye care issues.“The 17 federal departments in question would be in a position to receive information about any or all Canadian’s interactions with government,” said a statement from Privacy Commissioner’s Office. “That would include the personal information…relating to status Indians and Inuit people.”Health Canada said it could not provide a detailed list of the information it collects through the NIHB until Monday.Blackstock said it appears the federal government may hold more information on those registered as a status Indians than other Canadians.“I am filing my taxes, like a lot of us have, and I’ve applied for a passport. In neither of those situations have I been required to identify the name of my grandparents,” said Blackstock.The Privacy Commissioner’s Office said it couldn’t say whether status Indians would be disproportionality affected under the proposed bill.“While the federal government clearly holds a great deal of personal information related to Aboriginal people, we cannot comment on whether they could be disproportionately affected by the legislation,” it said in a statement.jbarrera@aptn.ca@JorgeBarreralast_img read more

Police Ontario government refuse to answer questions about fatality on reserve

first_imgMelissa RidgenAPTN InvestigatesIt’s been more than a year since a crash killed a Delaware Nation teen, paralyzed a young man and injured a young woman and APTN Investigates has discovered problems with the police investigation that determined no charges against the driver in the collision.Brayden Hopkins was 21 on Nov. 19, 2016 when at 1:40 a.m. he was driving through Moraviantown and hit the three pedestrians.Bailey Jacobs died two days shy of her 17th birthday. Tanner Whiteeye remains in a wheelchair. His mother’s home is retrofitted to accommodate his new life. Jordi Whiteye didn’t suffer serious physical harm but lives with the horror of what happened that night.They and their families are dissatisfied with what police concluded: that the crash was just an unfortunate and unavoidable occurrence on an unlit road late one night.“There’s just a lot I don’t understand,” says Tanner’s mother Yolanda Whiteeye. “We weren’t given any investigation. I continually, throughout this entire thing — while my kid was in a coma — constantly asking what happened. How does someone plow through three kids? I don’t understand that.”Bailey Jacobs died two days shy of her 17th birthday.Was the driver not paying attention? Did he stop at the four-way stop before turning and hitting them? Where was he coming from and going to at 1:40 a.m.? How did police rule out speed as a factor when they didn’t do a speed analysis?They say he was driving with his high beams on but how could you not see three people ahead of you if you’re driving slowly with your beams on? How is a 350-pound girl thrown to her death if you’re going slowly? Why was a man on the hood of the car for approximately 50 meters before it came to a stop?Why weren’t people at the scene interviewed until weeks later, and after they contacted police who hadn’t contacted them for statements? During the 10-month investigation why was the driver – a former police summer cadet — allowed to move to Sweden to play pro hockey?These are some of the questions APTN Investigates wanted answered.We requested the Chatham OPP investigation in its entirety through the Freedom of Information Act in October 2017. The Ontario government has 30 days to respond but to date – three months later – has not.APTN was forced to purchase a copy of the traffic reconstruction report for $1,130. But the OPP refused to answer questions about it or be interviewed about the crash or the investigation.Tanner Whiteeye remains in a wheelchair. His mother’s home is retrofitted to accommodate his new life. Jordi Whiteye didn’t suffer serious physical harm.To make sense of the report APTN retained the services of retired Winnipeg traffic investigator Damian Turner who reviewed it.“Very basic investigative techniques weren’t included in the report,” Turner said. “It’s just totally lacking in any detail. I would be incredulous that they would believe that was a proper and thorough investigation,”APTN spoke with several people who claim the driver was ignored by police at the scene and left to himself for up to an hour.Turner explains the problem with that:“The person who was driving the car and the condition they’re in at that time, if they have been drinking or have drugs in their body, their behavior, the smells, the way they look — that all forms evidence and that needs to be preserved and the only way to do that is to detain them while you conduct your investigation,” he said.In an audio recording obtained by APTN from a meeting with survivors and their families, an OPP officer says, “Five separate police officers dealt with Brayden that night and even after driving from Moraviantown (Delaware Nation) to the Chatham-Kent detachment with the heat on, not one of them observed any alcohol odor.”As such, the driver was not breathalyzed.So what caused the collision?“Based on the lack of information in the report we’ll never know,” Turner said. “To an ordinary person traveling down a dark road at relatively low speed you shouldn’t miss three people walking ahead of you on the roadway.”“The truth is not known,” said Greg Holden, owner of the online news service CK News Review in Chatham, who followed the investigation. “It’s been covered up either by bungling or deliberateness and it’s hard to know for sure, but I believe it’s bungling. That the police didn’t do their jobs very well.”Brayden Hopkins.APTN contacted Hopkins through social media and asked questions about the collision and if there’s anything he’d like to say to the families. The message was read but he didn’t respond.“No apologies from him, it’s like the kids wasn’t the victims, it’s like he was. Not our children,” said Alma Jacobs, Bailey’s grandmother.APTN asked the Crown Attorney’s office why they recommended no charges in the case – whether it was lack of evidence a crime was committed, or if the police investigation was insufficient to proceed. They said their reasons are “privileged and confidential.”The Office of the Independent Police Review Director deals with complaints about police in Ontario and has the authority to investigate investigations and discipline if it finds grounds to. But they won’t launch an investigation unless a formal complaint has been filed. So far the families and survivors haven’t done that.“The Crash” airs tonight (Jan. 19) on APTN Investigates, right after the APTN National News.last_img read more

BC Ministry of Ags Land Matching Program to help new farmers access

first_imgVICTORIA, B.C. – With the expansion of the B.C. Land Matching Program, delivered by Young Agrarians, new and young farmers in Northern British Columbia will have access to support and services to enter the farming sector.According to Minister of Agriculture, Lana Popham, this program will connect farmers looking for land with landowners wanting to lease their land for farming.Popham also says this program will lead to security of land within the farming industry. “Land matchers are making it much easier for young people and aspiring farmers to find affordable, suitable land and enter British Columbia’s vibrant farming sector. Their work to connect farmers and landowners in more remote areas will help ensure farmland is being farmed and secure the industry and land for future generations.”The BCLMP is part of Grow B.C., a mandate commitment of the Ministry of Agriculture that supports young farmers and food producers seeking a career in agriculture and addresses major challenges for new farmers.For more information on the Land Matching Program, you can visit the Province’s website.last_img read more

Ban Kimoon sends UN legal chief to Lebanon to help break impasse

13 April 2007Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today he is dispatching the United Nations legal chief to Lebanon on Monday to help the Government and the country’s other political leaders to end their political impasse and set up a special tribunal as soon as possible to try the suspected killers of former prime minister Rafik Hariri. Nicholas Michel, the Under-Secretary-General for Legal Affairs, will “offer his legal assistance… to help their constitutional procedures,” Mr. Ban told reporters at UN Headquarters in New York, referring to the parliamentary ratification necessary for the tribunal to enter into force. Mr. Ban said he hoped that Mr. Michel’s trip would help to “clarify all concerns or apprehensions” that might exist about the tribunal. In February, on behalf of the UN, Mr. Michel signed the agreement with Lebanon to set up the tribunal, but the country’s parliamentary forces have been deadlocked and there has been no vote so far on the tribunal agreement. The planned special tribunal in Lebanon will be of “an international character” to deal with the assassination of Mr. Hariri, who was killed along with 22 others in a massive car bombing in downtown Beirut in February 2005. Once it is formally established, it will be up to the tribunal to determine whether other political killings in Lebanon since October 2004 were connected to Mr. Hariri’s assassination and could therefore be dealt with by the tribunal. Mr. Michel told journalists today that his aim during the visit would be to “help the Lebanese parties to talk to each other and to find common ground so that the institutional process can be promoted towards ratification of the agreement.” He stressed that the UN had never tried to impose such a tribunal on the Lebanese, but had responded to an initial request from the country’s authorities for such a court. “So I work in that spirit, in the spirit of an assistance to be brought to the Lebanese authorities, in the spirit of a national dialogue, reconciliation, mutual understanding towards the establishment of the tribunal.” In April 2004 the Security Council set up the International Independent Investigation Commission (IIIC) after an earlier UN mission found that Lebanon’s own inquiry into the Hariri assassination was seriously flawed and that Syria was primarily responsible for the political tensions that preceded the attack. Its mandate runs out next year. Serge Brammertz, the current head of the IIIC, told the Council last September that evidence obtained so far suggests that a young, male suicide bomber, probably non-Lebanese, detonated up to 1,800 kilograms of explosives inside a van to assassinate Mr. Hariri. read more

The Latest GM ignition switch trial dismissed

by The Associated Press Posted Jan 22, 2016 8:02 am MDT Last Updated Jan 22, 2016 at 8:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email The Latest: GM ignition switch trial dismissed NEW YORK, N.Y. – The latest on a New York trial over General Motors’ faulty ignition switches (all times local):10 a.m.The first trial aimed at aiding settlement of hundreds of lawsuit stemming from General Motors’ faulty ignition switches has been dismissed because of questions about the plaintiff’s story.The claims of an Oklahoma man whose air bags didn’t inflate when his car crashed in 2014 unraveled during the Manhattan federal court trial.At the request of lawyers on both sides, a judge dismissed the case Friday.U.S. District Judge Jesse Furman had asked the parties to discuss dropping the case a day earlier after he concluded there was merit to GM’s claims that a document was doctored and injuries were exaggerated.GM says it is pleased the case is ending without any payment to the plaintiffs. A lawyer for plaintiff Robert Scheuer said he is disappointed but that other litigation against the automaker will continue.___9:10 a.m.Both sides say they’ll seek the dismissal of a trial aimed at defining settlement options for hundreds of lawsuits stemming from General Motors’ faulty ignition switches.Attorney Robert C. Hilliard said the action being taken Friday will mark a “disappointing” end to the trial from the plaintiffs’ point of view.General Motors Co. spokesman James R. Cain said the Manhattan case was unmerited.It involved an Oklahoma man whose air bags didn’t inflate when his car crashed in 2014.On Thursday, U.S. District Judge Jesse Furman said that General Motors should be entitled to dispute the claims of Robert Scheuer with new evidence raising questions about his testimony. read more

How Did Little Leicester City Rise To The Top Of The Premier

Hot Takedown If you’re a fan of our podcasts, be sure to subscribe on Apple Podcasts and leave a rating/review. That helps spread the word to other listeners. And get in touch by email, on Twitter or in the comments. Tell us what you think, send us hot takes to discuss and tell us why we’re wrong. Welcome to the latest episode of Hot Takedown, our podcast where the hot sports takes of the week meet the numbers that prove them right or tear them down. On this week’s show (Dec. 8, 2015), we ask whether the Carolina Panthers’ perfect start has been great or relatively mediocre. With a quarter of the NBA year gone, we wonder whether the Golden State Warriors can beat the Chicago Bulls’ 72-10 record season. Plus, we take a look at how Leicester City is leading the English Premier League and whether the team is about to regress. And a Significant Digit about the unequal distribution of games on artificial turf in men’s and women’s soccer after the U.S. women’s team called off its game against Trinidad and Tobago in Hawaii because field conditions were unacceptable.Stream the episode by clicking the play button, or subscribe using one of the podcast clients we’ve linked to above. Links to what we discussed are here:Neil Paine on the mighty Golden State Warriors.Kyle Wagner on whether the Warriors can go 73-9.Ben Morris says Stephen Curry is the revolution.Allison McCann talks about why the continued use of artificial turf in women’s soccer is unfair.Neil Paine takes the Perfect Panthers down a peg.Mike Goodman asks whether Leicester City is as good as its league position suggests.The Guardian’s Stuart James on Leicester’s rollicking start.Significant Digit: 8 out of 10. The number of games played on artificial turf during the U.S. women’s soccer team’s victory tour after it won the Women’s World Cup. More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS read more

I dont think Leave voters are racist Tim Farron in astonishing argument

first_img Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron has been accused of patronising behaviour after he was caught on video in a heated discussion with a voter while campaigning in Oxfordshire. The argument came about when 65-year-old Malcolm Baker branded a visibly annoyed Mr Farron a “disgrace” and accused the Lib Dem leader of calling Brexit voters racist.He said: “You think Leave voters are all racist”.Tim Farron replied: “Loads of my mates voted Leave and I don’t think they’re racist”.Mr Farron took Mr Baker, who said he thought Tim Farron was “running this country down” and that he hoped the Lib Dems secured only six seats. Not a great look for @timfarron to accuse a Leave voter of letting down his grandchildren.— Mark Wallace (@wallaceme) May 3, 2017 If @timfarron wants to win anything he needs to learn to stop grinning and patronising people. When will politicians learn to just listen? https://t.co/OwjEGhxUfO— CT (@IndoorHeroes) May 3, 2017 Tim Farron later said: “That wouldn’t have happened to Theresa May because she doesn’t talk to anybody normal. He added: “Don’t tell people who voted Leave that they didn’t know what they were voting for.”The pair parted with Mr Farron wishing Mr Baker, who turned 65 on Wednesday, a happy birthday.But the pensioner was not the only aggrieved voter to make their feelings known during the Oxford West campaign event. “I was wound up. He listened to me”: More from Malcolm Baker, the man who confronted @timfarron in Oxfordshire pic.twitter.com/iY1iYZzrcl— Sky News (@SkyNews) May 3, 2017 Happy Birthday to Malcolm. Unlike @theresa_may I don’t ship in activists or close my events. I am happy to meet & debate with anyone. https://t.co/W7V4Av0KtK— Tim Farron (@timfarron) May 3, 2017 The Lib Dem leader said: “Are you proud that [your grandchildren] will inherit a poorer, less powerful and less secure country?”Mr Baker angrily retorted: “I’m proud that they’ll be coming out of Europe and we’ll have our own policy and won’t have to pay a 100 billion bill to leave!”He then said: “I hope you only get six seats!”Mr Farron sarcastically replied: “Thank you very much!”Mr Baker said he had voted Labour all of his life, but was planning on voting for Theresa May.Tim Farron was out campaigning in the Oxford West constituency, which is currently held by Nicola Blackwood, a Conservative. Seventy per cent of voters in Oxfordshire  supported Remain at the EU referendum last June.One of the people out campaigning with Mr Farron branded the man a “f—-ing idiot” for saying he was planning on voting for Theresa May. Shortly before Mr Farron arrived in Kidlington High Street, a passer-by shouted at the group of Lib Dem activists waiting for the leader: “You and the coalition, bloody Cameron” before booing.But Mr Farron insisted the party is winning back the voters who deserted it last time round.”The canvassing that we have been doing already is very, very clear that people who are progressive minded voters don’t need any persuading to know that the Liberal Democrats have the only real hope for them in terms of beating a Conservative here and in terms of providing Britain with a different direction of travel from the one the Conservatives are taking us on.” “So, God bless him. He’s a regular human being”.Some Liberal Democrats booed Mr Baker. They were quickly rebuked by Tim Farron, who said: “Don’t boo him – we’re not Corbyn”.After initially walking off, Mr Baker returned for a less heated chat with Mr Farron, joking: “I’ve got no eggs on me whatsoever.”last_img read more

World Gold Council welcomes renewal of the Central Bank Gold Agreement reaffirming

first_imgAram Shishmanian, Chief Executive of WGC said on Friday: “The announcement is a clear endorsement of gold’s role in today’s global economic and financial architecture and a reflection of the success of the previous Central Bank Gold Agreements. The agreement to limit the sale of gold over the five year period to 2,000 t demonstrates that, at a time of continued market volatility and inflationary fears, gold’s unique investment qualities provide the necessary hedge and protection that central banks are seeking. The reduction in the annual ceiling on sales from 500 t in the current agreement to 400 t/y starting on September 27, 2009, reflects an acknowledgment of the fact that the central banks’ appetite for sales is diminishing. This is evident in the way that total sales under CBGA2 look set to fall well short of the ceiling the signatories set for themselves in 2004.”The decision to allow room under the agreed ceiling to incorporate the IMF’s proposed sale of 403 t demonstrates a willingness to help the IMF comply with the recommendations of the Crockett Report that IMF sales should represent no net addition to the quantity of gold the market is expecting from the official sector.last_img read more

Top 9 Magical Girls of Anime and Manga

first_imgYou can watch all of these series and more on Amazon, Crunchyroll, and Netflix. <> Have you been approached by a talking cat?Did a magical contract get offered to you lately?Is your hair pastel colored?Did a mysterious book appear lately that says “do not open?”Did a cute pink pen with a star and angel wings appear suddenly in your hand?Well, you’re in luck, because you just might be a magical girl! Mahou shoujo, or magic girl, is a distinct genre of anime and manga that typically brings a young school-aged girl into the realm of magic. Her duties generally include defeating evil with her friends, while wearing cute clothes and wielding magical items to help defend the world/find the crystal/rescue her pals.Do you think you got what it takes to battle the forces of evil in a short skirt? Check out our list of the top magical girl anime below!center_img 1/9Sailor MoonThe meatball head that started the magical girl craze in the West, every anime fan worth their salt has at least heard of the illustrious Sailor Moon and her Sailor Scouts. A tale as old as time, normal school girl Usagi is approached by a talking cat named Luna, who gives her items and reveals that she is Sailor Moon! She must battle evil, and find her other Sailor Scout friends, as well as uncover her forgotten past. Throw in a splash of romance with Tuxedo Mask, and you’ve got the makings of the most memorable magical girl story of all time! 1/9Sally the WitchThe magical manga that started the whole genre back in 1966 stars Sally, a witch from the magic kingdom who visits the human world. She helps to defend her two school girl friends with her magic and decides to stay on Earth in the disguise of a mortal girl. 1/9Creamy MamiA vintage classic from the ’80s, Creamy Mami is a pastel nostalgic dream of the magical girl genre. In the show, 10-year-old Yu Morisawa sees a spaceship and is carried up into it, resulting in her acquiring a magic wand that lets her take on the appearance of a 16-year-old teen. She also discovers that her new appearance grants her musical talents, and she becomes a pop star sensation. Her main rival? The competing musical talent agency. The pop idol aspect wasn’t just a random choice of the creators. The anime was launched with the purpose of launching real-life idol singer Takako Ohta’s career by featuring her songs in the show. This media mix strategy worked wonders for her, and is still often employed today by anime studios. 1/9Cardcaptor SakuraThis nostalgic series introduces us to Sakura Kinomoto, who one day opens an old book in her basement and accidentally releases the magical Clow Cards. With the help of Cerberus, the guardian of the cards, and her newfound powers, Sakura must collect the cards in order to restore peace to her town. This series was the introduction of many fans to the all-female manga producing team known as CLAMP. The beautiful art style, and adorable outfits made this a series to really remember. 1/9Magic Knight RayearthThese knights had magic, sure, but wow did they have some kickass armor and weaponry, too. This series, also produced by CLAMP, follows three school girls who get sucked into a parallel world and find that they must rescue the Princess Emeraude in order to return to their own world. This series actually mashes up elements of the magical girl genre with the mecha genre, as eventually, they are able to summon giant robots called the Rune Gods to help fight their battles. With beautiful artwork, and a memorable as hell intro song, this series is a must-see for all fans of magical girls. 1/9Tokyo Mew MewWhat a great twist on an old classic. School girls imbued with the magical powers of… animals. Yes, the leading ladies of this series find that they have been merged with the DNA of various beasts after being bathed in a strange light, and are called the Mew Mews. They must battle other dangerous Mew Mews to save their world. The combination of magic and felines is an adorable addition to the magical girl genre. 1/9Puella Magi Madoka MagicaAt first glance, this series appears to be a standard account of girls in frilly dresses with magical powers, but this 2011 series was actually the start of something much darker. The story centers on Madoka Kaname, as she is approached by a cat-like creature named Kyubey who offers her a chance at granting a wish of hers, with the exchange making her into a magical girl that must fight witches. The motivation behind Kyubey’s offer turns out to be much more sinister, and the girls must fight the very system itself in order to be free. Watch out, magical girl lover, this anime turns the cheery, cute genre upside down. 1/9Pretty CureAlso known as PreCure, this series shows the adventures of a group of magical girls known as the Pretty Cures. This is one of the most successful magical girl series ever to come out of Japan, with over 600 episodes to date, as well as movies, toys, manga, and video games. The most current season is called Smile Pretty Cure! in Japan, and was released outside of Asia on Netflix as Glitter Force. Grab your magical item and hop on for this colorful ride into friendship! 1/9Well, we did technically say that magical girl anime should be about girls, but this is a great exception to the rule. Cute High Earth Defense Club keeps all the tropes of the magical girl genre intact: the lead characters are friends who all are imbued with magical powers from a talking animal and fight to save Earth. The only thing is, they happen to be boys, the powers are girly in nature, and the magical animal is a pink wombat. Clearly meant to be a parody of the magical girl genre, this show is actually pretty hilarious and sweet.last_img read more

Guardiola says Aguero will be ready for the World Cup

first_imgManchester City star striker Sergio Aguero’s recovery process has been going really well after undergoing a knee surgery and he will most likely be joining his team for the World Cup, according to Guardiola.Aguero underwent a keyhole surgery on his right knee after sustaining an injury, which stopped him from participating in his team’s final games of the Premier League season. However, he will be fit enough to help his teammates in the Argentina international team in the World Cup in Russia during the summer.Even though the injury stopped him from playing in the last bit of the campaign, Aguero still managed to score 30 goals across all tournaments for the Citizens and helped them win the Premier League.norwich city, manchester city, premier leagueReport: City are stunned by Norwich George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Manchester City was stunned by Norwich City in todays Premier League clash.Much has been made in recent days of the potential impact of Aymeric…“Yes, he will arrive okay [for the World Cup],” Guardiola said prior to their game with Huddersfield, according to FourFourTwo.“I have the information from Dr Cugat in Barcelona and Sergio’s recovery is doing great.”last_img read more

Mexican fans wont need a visa for the Club World Cup

first_imgCONCACAF’s champions, Club Deportivo Guadalajara, is the country’s most popular team and the UAE is expecting thousands of Mexican visitors in DecemberThe United Arab Emirates (UAE) Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation and the Secretary of Foreign Affairs in Mexico have signed a new agreement.With it, Mexican fans can travel visa-free to the 2018 FIFA Club World Cup to support CONCACAF’s champions Club Deportivo Guadalajara.Quiz: How much do you know about Hirving Lozano? Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 6, 2019 Time for you to tell us everything you can answer about Hirving Lozano. We will ask you 10 questions about the Mexican forward. Have…The team is considered the most popular in its country and with this new deal, the UAE expected thousands of Mexican supporters to travel to the nation in December, as was reported by The National.“We look forward to welcoming even more fans to Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, and the UAE in December,” said Aref Al Awani, tournament director of the Local Organising Committee for the FIFA Club World Cup UAE.Mexicans were among the most numerous group to attend the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia last summer.last_img read more

Fisherman faces charges for harvesting lobsters in Marathon

first_imgMARATHON, FLA. (WSVN) – A South Florida fisherman is facing multiple charges after he was busted with a load of lobster near Marathon, Wednesday.Officers said they were patrolling the water in Monroe County when they caught 30-year-old Derek Manzi allegedly diving for lobster around 4:45 p.m. Manzi did not display a diving flag.The fisherman had 15 lobsters in his possession, all of them showing signs of spearing and 13 undersized, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.Manzi now faces multiple charges for harvesting, spearing and possession of spiny lobster out of season.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

Larry Aidem Steps Down as Fandor CEO to Join Reverb Advisors EXCLUSIVE

first_imgAt Boston-based Reverb Advisors, Aidem will work to identify and develop new clients for the company as co-founders and partners Chris Lynch and Cort Johnson take a leave of absence to run AtScale, a data-federation and analytics startup based in San Mateo, Calif. Reverb provides operational guidance and fundraising advisory to data-science, cybersecurity and enterprise-technology companies — and, increasingly, will be looking at content-oriented startups.“No one would call me a data scientist,” Aidem said. “But where we see great opportunity is with creators, more often than not tied to either pop culture or music, who want to reach a much bigger audience and don’t have knowledge of the [entertainment] ecosystem from whence I come.”Aidem, who will formally depart Fandor at the end of September, said his move also was “about stepping off the CEO elevator. I love the idea of being an adviser to and collaborator with other CEOs rather than being one.” He has split his time roughly 50-50 between New York and San Francisco as Fandor’s CEO; in working for Reverb, he’ll remain based in NYC.Reverb’s Lynch first met Aidem while serving on the board of RayV, an early player in over-the-top streaming video where Aidem was CEO. Aidem later served as a strategic adviser to Azuki Systems, a multiplatform video-delivery vendor acquired by Ericsson in 2014.“Larry and I share a passion for helping entrepreneurs build companies in the sweet spot where tech and entertainment converge,” Lynch said. “There’s an opportunity for a new generation of content, democratized through new technology platforms.”Prior to joining Fandor, Aidem was co-founder, president and CEO of IconicTV, which launched YouTube-funded premium digital channels including Jay Z’s Life+Times and Potato, an electronic dance music channel from Skrillex, Diplo and A-Trak. Before that, he spent nearly 11 years as president and CEO of Sundance Channel and held senior positions at Showtime Networks, HBO, and MCA/Universal. Larry Aidem, after more than three years at the helm of indie movie-streaming service Fandor, is departing to serve as managing partner of Reverb Advisors, a boutique technology investment and consulting firm.Aidem will continue to serve on Fandor’s board. The company has not named a replacement CEO for Aidem, who informed staff Monday that he would be leaving. While at Fandor, Aidem expanded the company’s distribution footprint; inked new licensing deals for its 4,000-title subscription VOD offering; and launched an ad-supported short-form content business.“As he transitions to his new position, we want to acknowledge Larry’s contributions to Fandor over the past three and a half years as CEO and to thank him for all that he has done,“ Fandor chairman Chris Kelly said in a statement. ”Larry is continuing to contribute to Fandor’s growth strategy on Fandor’s board of directors as we expand our service beyond the current users and members for whom we are already a source of quality curated entertainment.” ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Popular on Variety Aidem currently is a member of the supervisory board of Germany’s ProSiebenSat.1, one of the largest broadcasters in Europe. He holds a bachelor’s degree in communications and political science from Stanford University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.last_img read more