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AEK Athens vs Celtic: TV, stream & preview

first_imgCeltic will need to put in a strong performance against AEK Athens on Tuesday if they are to have a chance of progressing to the Champions League play-off round.Brendan Rodgers’s side were held to a 1-1 draw in the first leg of their third qualifying round tie against the Greek champions last week, meaning they need to score at least once at Athens Olympic Stadium in order to go through to the next round.Things got off to the perfect start for the Bhoys at Celtic Park in the first leg as Callum McGregor put them ahead after just 17 minutes, but Viktor Klonaridis secured what could be a crucial away goal for AEK. 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! A trip to either Sweden or Hungary awaits the victors of the tie in the play-off round, with one of Malmo or MOL Vidi providing the opposition in the final hurdle before the group stages.  Game AEK Athens vs Celtic Date Tuesday, August 14 Time 7pm BST / 2pm ET TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch In the United States (US) the game will be not be shown live on television, but it is available to stream live online outside of the United Kingdom (UK) and Ireland via Celtic TV. US TV channel Online stream N/A Celtic TV In the UK, the game can be viewed live on television on BT Sport 2 and it can be streamed online using the BT Sport app. UK TV channel Online stream BT Sport 2 BT Sport app Squads & Team News Position AEK Athens squad Goalkeepers Barkas, Tsintotas, Giannikoglou Defenders Bakakis, Lopes, Oikonomou, Lambropoulos, Galo, Cosic, Hult Midfielders Simoes, Mantalos, Galanopoulos, Moran, Giousis, Alef Forwards Albanis, Giakoumakis, Livaja, Bakasetas, Klonaridis, Ponce, Boye Konstantinos Galanopoulos will miss the game after being sent off in the first leg, while doubts remain over the fitness of Petros Mantalos.Potential AEK Athens XI: Barkas; Hult, Lambropoulos, Lopes, Oikonomou, Bakakis; Simoes, Bakasetas, Klonaridis, Alef; Livaja. Position Celtic players Goalkeepers Gordon, Bain, Hazard, Mullen Defenders J. Hendry, Simunovic, Gamboa, Boyata, Lustig, Compper, Ajer, Church, Duffy, Deas, McInroy, Ralston, Walsh, Tierney, Bell Midfielders Brown, Sinclair, Morgan, Rogic, Allan, Ntcham, Robertson, McGregor, Forrest, Henderson, Kennedy, McLaughlin, McKay, Marku, Kouassi Forwards Griffiths, Dembele, Hayes, Christie, Edouard, Miller, R. Hendry, Hill, McGrath, Diver, Johnston, Savoury, Aitchison Striker Moussa Dembele is fit to travel to Greece for the match, meaning he could potentially feature in attack. However, Dedryck Boyata did not make the trip amid complaints from his agent that Celtic rejected bids for the Belgium international.Potential Celtic XI: Gordon; Tierney, Hendry, Ajer, Lustig; Brown, Ntcham, Rogic, McGregor, Forrest; Edouard.Betting & Match Odds AEK Athens are slight favourites to win the second leg at home, with dabblebet offering odds of 13/8 on the Greek side to triumph. Celtic, meanwhile are rated at 17/10 and a draw is a 2/1 bet.Click here to see all of dabblebet’s offers for the game, including goalscoring markets, correct score predictions and more.Match Preview Kieran Tierney Celtic AEK AthensCeltic face a difficult task against AEK Athens on Tuesday as they attempt to keep their ambitions of reaching the Champions League group stage alive.The Bhoys followed up their home draw against AEK last week with a disappointing league defeat to Hearts and, while Rodgers made five changes for that game at the weekend, the squad as a whole must now raise their performance levels as they get ready to return to continental action.”It’s a massive opportunity for us to go and put in a good performance and try to get through to the next round,” goalkeeper Craig Gordon told the club’s official website. “We are slightly behind in the tie so we have to go there and be very positive and we’ve definitely got the players and the team capable of going there and winning the game.”That’s what we’ve got to concentrate on now. We have to recover from the game on Saturday but now all the focus is on trying to get through to the next round.”Defeat would not spell an end to their European odyssey, however, with the losers of Tuesday’s game entering the Europa League play-off round, but Celtic will naturally be aiming to book their place in the final Champions League qualifying round – where either Malmo or MOL Vidi will be waitinglast_img read more

November 19, 2019 0

Never thought I will get an opportunity to play for India so soon: Mayank Markande

first_imgMayank Markande is over the moon after he was selected in the Indian team for the upcoming two-match T20 international series against Australia.Markande received his maiden international call-up on Friday after being included in the Indian T20I side for the series starting February 24.The 21-year-old recently starred in the unofficial Test against the England Lions where he picked up a five-wicket haul to set up a massive win for India A just hours before getting included in the T20I side.India A won the match by an innings and 68 runs with the Mumbai Indians mystery spinner Markande finishing as the pick of the bowlers with 5 for 31 as India A skittled out England Lions for 180.”It’s a dream come true, I had never thought I will get an opportunity to play for India so soon. It’s a very big thing and I am extremely happy,” Markande told Cricketnext after his selection.”Credit goes to the team management, Rohit bhaiya had told me that I was bowling well and should be prepared to play. Rahul Sanghvi sir helped me a lot in the nets. Even Rohit bhaiya said to not hesitate and ask him about anything, he encouraged me a lot,” he added.Ever since his debut Indian Premier League season with the Mumbai Indians last year, Markande has impressed one and all with his bowling.The Bathinda-born spinner had come to notice in the IPL 2018 opener between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings when he trapped MS Dhoni LBW with a googly that skidded through. He then went on to pick the wickets of Ambati Rayudu and Deepak Chahar in that match.advertisementIt was just the start of the something big for Markande as he became the leading-wicket taker as well at one stage of the IPL 2018. Markande played all of Mumbai Indians’ 14 matches and impressed with his 15 wickets at 24.53 with one four-wicket haul as well.But performing in the IPL and shining at the international stage for India is completely different. For now, Markande is just looking forward to sharing the dressing room with stalwarts like captain Virat Kohli, vice-captain Rohit Sharma and the legendary MS Dhoni.”I haven’t really thought about it but there is so much to learn (from Kohli). The way he handles game situations, I will try to learn from their experiences but sharing the dressing room with the likes of Virat bhaiya, Dhoni bhaiya and Rohit bhaiya will be a dream come true,” Markande concluded.Also Read | Virat Kohli returns to lead India in T20Is and ODIs vs AustraliaAlso Read | Want to give Rishabh Pant a few ODIs before taking final call on World Cup: MSK Prasadlast_img read more

November 16, 2019 0

Everton’s door open for Rooney stay, says Silva

first_imgEverton Everton’s door open for Rooney stay, says Silva Joe Wright 22:16 6/4/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) wayne rooney - cropped Getty Images Everton DC United MLS Premier League Transfers The new Goodison Park boss is not about to push the former England captain out of the exit New Everton manager Marco Silva says Wayne Rooney will have the final say on whether or not he joins DC United.The former England captain has held talks with the MLS club over the prospect of joining on a two-year deal worth a reported $5 million (£3.8m) annually.Silva, who was named the club’s new boss on May 31, plans to speak with Rooney in the coming days but insists his future will be left up to him. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now He added that the 32-year-old will be welcome to return to the club at any time if he decides to leave.”It’s something that had started when I arrived,” he told a news conference. “We will talk with him. We need to understand everything.”The door is open anytime for him to return. We’ll talk and see what is happening. It’s Wayne’s decision.”Sporting director Marcel Brands also encouraged Rooney to consider coming back to Everton when he ends his career in the United States, if he chooses to accept DC’s offer.”There is a possibility he will leave,” he said. “He talks with DC, that is not a secret. We will also talk with him.”If he wants to make the move, then I can only say I hope he returns to Everton when he finishes in the MLS because he’s a legend of the club. I always did that at PSV. I will continue to do it here, to use the legends at the club.”Club-mate Theo Walcott has previously expressed his hope for Rooney to stay at the club.last_img read more

November 9, 2019 0

a month agoInter Milan vice-president Zanetti explains hiring Conte

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Inter Milan vice-president Zanetti explains hiring Conteby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveInter Milan vice-president Javier Zanetti has explained hiring coach Antonio Conte.The Nerazzurri face their city rivals Milan in the Derby della Madonnina this evening.Zanetti said: “This is an ambitious project, so we brought in a Coach with a lot of experience and a culture of hard work.”“The derby is always a special game. “The team is in good shape, but we know that all derbies are particularly difficult and important.” last_img read more

October 28, 2019 0

Country’s No. 1 Overall Recruit Is Close To A Commitment

first_imgAn interior view of Florida State's football stadium.TALLAHASSEE, FL – SEPTEMBER 07: FA-18 fighter jets do a missing man fly-over to honor FSU graduate and U.S. Navy pilot Scott Speicher who was shot down in the first Gulf War during pre-game ceremonies as the Miami Hurricanes prepare to take on the Florida State Seminoles at Doak Campbell Stadium on September 7, 2009 in Tallahassee, Florida. (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)The No. 1 overall recruit in the country for college football’s 2019 class says he is close to a commitment.Kayvon Thibodeaux, a five-star defensive lineman out of California, announced on Twitter late on Saturday night that he is moving up his commitment date.The exact date of his commitment remains unclear, but it appears to be coming soon.Thibodeaux announced this news shortly after his visit to Oregon.I will be moving up my commitment date .— kayvon thibodeaux (@kayvonT8) October 14, 2018Despite this news, the experts do not have Thibodeaux committing to Oregon.Florida State remains the clear favorite to land the five-star prospect, according to 247Sports’ “Crystal Ball.” USC and Alabama are also getting some predictions from the experts.Will Thibodeaux surprise everyone and choose the Ducks?Maybe…I’ll be the guy to shock the world ?— kayvon thibodeaux (@kayvonT8) October 14, 2018Stay tuned…last_img read more

October 26, 2019 0

A Place to Call Home: The Innovative New Wave of Disaster Relief Housing

first_img Previous For Sale: A Treehouse in the Suburbs Designed by John Lautner One of the biggest challenges with housing victims of natural disaster is the sheer numbers. It’s one thing to build a couple of houses quickly, but to build hundreds — or even thousands — presents a daunting task. How do you get the massive amount of supplies needed into the area? Designnobis thinks they have the solution with their Tentative flat-pack shelters. Able to ship 24 at a time, an entire community can be rebuilt with just a few truck loads. Once on site, Tentative flips open, creating a one-room shelter large enough for a family of four.Mini House Previous Hurricane Preparedness Checklist: How to Get Ready for the Next Storm Next Previous 1 of 4 1 of 4 Editors’ Recommendations Next 4 Tiny Houses You Can Buy on Amazon Next When the earthquake and subsequent tsunami hit Japan in 2011, thousands were left with no place to go. Feeling that government-issued housing was not adequate, Shigeru Ban Architects developed their own temporary housing using shipping containers and paper walls, both abundant supplies in the area. The result is a system they call Container Temporary Housing, a temporary shelter designed to look and feel more like home. The key challenge in the area was the uneven terrain. By stacking the shipping containers, they were able to pack a maximum number of shelters into a smaller area. In total, Shigeru Ban has set up over 1,800 Container Temporary Housing units in disaster areas throughout the country.Loblolly House 1 of 2 1 of 3 Developed in 2008, Mini House is the brainchild of Jonas Wagell Design & Architecture. While not initially intended as disaster relief housing, Mini House is an ideal solution. Able to be shipped by truck and placed onto a plinth foundation (a much faster solution than concrete pads), the structures are actual homes rather than temporary buildings. Finished floors, kitchens, and bathrooms can be included, so although Mini House doesn’t go up as quickly as other options, this is a more permanent solution than the flat-pack shelters.Hex House“Rapidly deployable” is an important term when it comes to disaster relief housing. The ultimate goal is to begin housing victims within hours of a disaster striking, which is why so many end up in flimsy structures while they wait for a real house. Hex House was designed to be rapidly deployable, sustainable, permanent housing. The components are shipped flat-packed and quickly assembled on site. Multiple units can be joined together, allowing the family to customize a home to their needs. Hex House is solar powered, relies on rainwater collection, and includes composting toilets. This means families won’t have to wait months for utilities to be restored — they can begin using the home right away.Container Temporary Housing Previous America’s Oldest City Has a Super-Modern Dining and Drinking Scene Looking to the future, many architects are beginning to design homes with disaster prevention in mind. Such is the case with architectural firm Kieran Timberlake’s Loblolly House. Built on piles to raise the home up off of the ground, Loblolly House is protected from flooding, allowing the family to stay safe during the storm and still have a home to live in after.T our readers on the Gulf and Atlantic coasts, remember that hurricane season is coming. Check out our guide to hurricane preparedness here. And while you’re at it, add these emergency supplies to your disaster prep list. From the fires of California to the hurricanes of the Gulf Coast and now the volcano destroying homes in Hawaii, more and more people in the United States are being displaced by natural disasters every year. Imagine losing everything you own in an instant. Then imagine being forced into a flimsy FEMA tent, with no idea when you will ever get into a real house again. Victims go months — even years — before finally getting into a new home after disaster strikes.Deciding enough was enough, architects around the world are using cutting-edge techniques to create fast, affordable, and stylish disaster relief housing to help victims recover with dignity. Here’s a look at some truly innovative options being developed.Tentative All 21 Six Flags Parks in the U.S., Ranked Next last_img read more

October 24, 2019 0

Industry Minister and MSME Stakeholders to Discuss Hub Initiative

first_img By Douglas McIntosh, JIS Reporter Industry, Investment and Commerce Minister, Hon. Anthony Hylton, has offered to meet with stakeholders in the Micro, Small and Medium sized Enterprise (MSME) sector, to discuss how they can contribute to the global logistics hub initiative, as well as the mutual benefits to be derived from it. Speaking at an MSME Alliance public forum on the topic: ‘MSMEs Waiting to Exhale’, at the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) auditorium, New Kingston, on April 11, Mr. Hylton said the discussion on the initiative “is an important one that he is prepared to support.” This position, he said, comes against the background of the pivotal role which the group is deemed to have in the undertaking, and the mutual benefits that can, and will redound to them and Jamaica. Recognition of this importance, he pointed out, is evidenced in the establishment of an MSME Working Group within the Logistics Hub Task Force. Mr. Hylton said the Ministry has been at the forefront of the effort to promote the initiative as “one of those big ideas” that can transform Jamaica. “I think it has the opportunity for a tectonic shift in Jamaica’s economy and society. So, it’s about how we identify the critical voices and the critical thinkers who can make a positive contribution in that area (MSME sector),” he added. Mr. Hylton emphasized that the discourse between the Ministry and MSME stakeholders must be a dialogue on inputs from both sides. “It cannot simply be about what government will bring to the MSME. It’s about how the MSMEs may think about its contribution to it (initiative). So, I want you to start thinking about that,” he told the audience. Development of the initiative, expected to cost upwards of US$8 billion, is being spearheaded by the government in an effort to position Jamaica to tap into the anticipated increased maritime activity, consequent on the expansion of the Panama Canal, slated for completion in 2015.  The hub’s establishment would make it the fourth such facility globally, along with those in Singapore; Dubai, United Arab Emirates; and Rotterdam, Netherlands. Jamaica is deemed ideally positioned for this undertaking, based on the country’s location, midway between North and South America, and in relatively close proximity to the Panama Canal.last_img read more

October 24, 2019 0

Marine Response Alliance Appoints New Manager (USA)

first_imgMRA, January 3, 2014 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 Print  Close zoom Samina Mahmood, former commercial manager for TITAN Salvage, has been appointed manager for Marine Response Alliance, an association of the top U.S. emergency responders providing OPA 90 Salvage Marine Firefighting (SMFF).Mahmood will lead the MRA administrative team and work closely with the alliance’s emergency response center and the U.S.-based emergency response and salvage team.Prior to joining TITAN and the MRA, Mahmood worked for Crowley Maritime Corp., TITAN’s parent company, servicing oil and gas projects around the world. Recently she accepted on behalf of TITAN and MRA the Defense Logistics Agency’s “Hurricane Sandy Award” at the Business Alliance Awards in Virginia, for the team’s “unprecedented support” following the storm that devastated much of the Northeastern coast in late October 2012.MRA, founded in 1994, combines experts in all facets of emergency response with salvage, firefighting and lightering equipment in all Captain of the Port Zones. Alliance members include TITAN, Crowley, Marine Pollution Control and McAllister Towing & Transportation. My locationlast_img read more

October 24, 2019 0

Government Surplus Auction

first_imgOnce again the Nova Scotia government is bringing the hammer down on a roomful of bargains tailor-made for auction fans. Four-wheel drive vehicles, office furniture, lawn maintenance tools, woodworking equipment, and welding gear are among the items that will be auctioned off at a government surplus auction on Saturday, Dec. 3. The auction will be held at the Department of Transportation and Public Works’ warehouse at 10 Acadia St. in Dartmouth at 10 a.m. The items can be viewed between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. The auction will be conducted by A&A Auctioneering. Payment must be made by cash or auctioneer-approved cheque. Credit cards or debit cards will not be accepted. A link to an updated list, with photos, is posted on the front page of the Nova Scotia Department of Transportation and Public Works’ website at . Money earned in this auction is used to pay down the provincial debt.last_img read more

October 22, 2019 0

Bluenose II Promotes Nova Scotia

first_imgThe Bluenose II arrived in Norfolk, VA this week for the 30th annual Norfolk Harborfest beginning today, June 9. It is one of many ports of call the schooner will make to promote Nova Scotia’s marine heritage and tourism opportunities. “The original Bluenose raced many American ships off New England’s coast and the good-hearted rivalry between neighbours is part of our connection to this important tourism market,” said Kelliann Dean, deputy minister of Tourism, Culture and Heritage. “The Bluenose II helps us promote Nova Scotia’s seacoast culture and experiences tourists can have here.” During the three-day event in Norfolk, the ship will open for tours and join other vessels, including numerous tall ships, in a parade of sail. The Bluenose II sailing schedule is designed to help promote Nova Scotia in key tourism markets. The ship is carrying provincial tourism materials such as the Doers and Dreamers Guide to share with potential tourists. “With the Bluenose II, we’re bringing Nova Scotia into the New England market now so it’s fresh in people’s minds as they make travel plans to follow us back for a visit later in the summer and fall,” said Wayne Walters, director of operations for the Lunenburg Marine Museum Society which operates the vessel. “What better way to promote the province than with a national icon.” Nova Scotia’s sailing ambassador will spend June making ports of call in New England. It will return to Nova Scotia for most of the remaining season, ending in Lunenburg on Sept. 30. Landlubbers can go online and follow the Bluenose II’s adventures as it sails from port to port. The schooner’s sailing schedule and Capt. Phil Watson’s log are both available at .last_img read more

October 22, 2019 0

Melania Trump meets Prince Harry Trudeau on solo trip to Toronto

first_imgTORONTO – U.S. first lady Melania Trump encouraged the American team participating in an Olympic-style competition for wounded service members and veterans to take their “fighting spirit” and “bring home the gold.”Trump also applauded the team members Saturday for their contributions, calling them “our heroes.”“On behalf of my husband and our entire country, I want to thank you and your families for all you have sacrificed to keep us safe,” she said at a reception at a downtown Toronto hotel for the nearly 100 U.S. athletes competing in the Invictus Games, a creation of Prince Harry.“I also want to wish you good luck, though I know you won’t need it in these Games,” Trump said. “Take that fighting spirit that I know you have and bring home the gold.”Her first piece of business after arriving earlier Saturday was to visit with Prince Harry.Trump was heard telling the prince, whom she was meeting for the first time, that she had just arrived on a flight from Washington. U.S. President Donald Trump was spending the weekend at his golf club in central New Jersey.“Nice to meet you,” Harry said as they were introduced and shook hands. They stood together and smiled for the British and American news media before sitting in adjoining club chairs placed in front of their countries’ respective flags.Harry remarked on how busy the first lady has been. She was in New York this week for Trump’s address to the UN General Assembly, delivered an address of her own at a UN luncheon, and on Friday joined children from the Washington area to plant, harvest and wash vegetables grown in a garden on the White House lawn.“Yes, very busy,” she said, before offering a compliment in return. “You’re doing a fantastic job,” she said.Stephanie Grisham, a spokeswoman for the first lady, said she and Prince Harry chatted about the competition during their approximately 20-minute meeting and joshed about which country would take home the most medals. She also invited him to the White House the next time he visits Washington.Later in the day, the first lady met with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, his wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau and two of their three children before the opening ceremonies of the Invictus Games.“So beautiful,” Trump said to the two Trudeau children, Xavier and Ella-Grace. “I’m so glad you joined us.”She then asked where the youngest child was, three-year-old Hadrien.“It’s bedtime for him, so he’s not here tonight,” Trudeau said.The first lady led a U.S. delegation to the third annual Invictus Games that included Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin, professional golfer Nancy Lopez and entertainer Wayne Newton, a celebrity spokesman for a memorial to honour American Indian and Alaska Native veterans.Grisham said the first lady feels strongly that service members, veterans and their families should be honoured daily and that her decision to lead the delegation reflected her “utmost respect” for their hard work, courage and sacrifices.Prince Harry, a military veteran who served two tours of duty in Afghanistan, established the Invictus Games in 2014 for sick and wounded service members and veterans from around the globe.London was the setting for the inaugural event in 2015, followed by Orlando, Fla., last year.— With files from Liam Casey, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

October 17, 2019 0

Lynn Beyak booted from Tory caucus lashes out at Conservative leader

first_imgOTTAWA – Newly independent Sen. Lynn Beyak is refuting Andrew Scheer’s version of the facts surrounding his decision to kick her out of the Conservative caucus — and blasting his inexperienced leadership.Scheer booted Beyak last week, saying she had refused to remove offensive content in letters she posted to her Senate website expressing support for her controversial comments last year in praise of the residential school system.In a written statement Monday, Beyak effectively accused Scheer of not telling the truth.“Contrary to his statement, that he asked me to remove content and I refused, neither I nor my staff ever spoke with Andrew Scheer or anyone from his office, at any time,” Beyak said.She also disputed his allegation that she “admitted that she intentionally posted racist correspondence about Indigenous Canadians to her parliamentary website.”“That statement is completely false,” Beyak said. “I would never say or do such a thing.”Scheer’s office has said the two spoke by phone about the letters, but Beyak said she found out about the decision to boot her from caucus through the media.Jake Enwright, a spokesman for Scheer, pointed to the written statement he issued last week, which claimed Scheer found out about the letters on Jan. 2, and removed her from the caucus after she refused to remove the racist content.“The facts outlined in that statement stand,” Enwright said.Beyak also accused Scheer of falling prey to attempts by the governing Liberals to distract from their own political problems by going after the letters, which have been visible on her website for months.“A good leader would never have fallen for such a ploy, but when an inexperienced leader wins by a small margin, and does not adequately consider other viewpoints, some wisdom and common sense are lost,” she said.“We deserve better leadership other than the current choices, who are mired in, or hampered by, political correctness.”Beyak went on to defend her comments and the letters she posted as a “voice for free speech.”Liberal Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett and Indigenous Services Minister Jane Philpott wrote Monday to Scheer and Conservative Senate Leader Larry Smith, urging them to help get the offending letters removed from the parliamentary website.Beyak, a business owner from northwestern Ontario, was appointed to the Senate by former prime minister Stephen Harper in 2013. She will continue to sit in the Senate as an independent.The residential schools controversy began last spring when Beyak said there were many positives about residential schools that have been overshadowed by talk of the atrocities that took place in them, including widespread physical, psychological and sexual abuse.Calls for her resignation heightened in September when she posted an open letter on her Senate website telling Indigenous Canadians to give up their status cards and pursue Canadian citizenship, apparently unaware that they are already citizens. She also advised them to practice their culture “with their own dime.”At that time Scheer said he didn’t agree with her comments and had asked her to consider leaving the caucus if she couldn’t embrace a “positive, inclusive message.” But he stopped short of forcing her out then.That changed last week when the existence of the letters on her website surfaced.A defiant Beyak vowed Monday that she will not be silenced.“As an independent senator, I will continue to be a voice for freedom of speech,” she said. “I consider it my duty and my role, as well as a great privilege, to speak on behalf of so many wise Canadians.”— follow @mrabson on Twitter.Note to readers: This is a corrected story. An earlier version misspelled Jake Enwright’s surname.last_img read more

October 17, 2019 0

A few quick facts about the next president of the CBC Catherine

first_imgOTTAWA – Some personal and professional details about Catherine Tait, the newly appointed president and chief executive of CBC/Radio-Canada.Age: 60Education: Attended the University of Toronto for her undergraduate studies, graduate studies at Boston University, and post-graduate studies at the University of Paris.Notable jobs: Former president of Salter Street Films, which produced a CBC mainstay, “This Hour Has 22 Minutes”; founding partner of Hollywood Suite, the largest licensee of Canadian feature films.Government experience: Worked at Telefilm Canada as a policy manager in the 1980s; was Canada’s cultural attache to France between 1989 and 1991.Current position: President of Duopoly, a digital, television and film content production company. She takes over as president and CEO of CBC/Radio-Canada in July.Fun fact: Arts run in the family — her husband is a sculptor and her daughter is a photographer.No joke: iThentic, a company she co-founded, created digital comedy content for the CBC and “For me to be here as the first woman CEO of Radio-Canada is an incredible honour. My greatest aspiration is to make a meaningful contribution to ensure a robust future for one of Canada’s greatest and most important cultural institutions.”last_img read more

October 17, 2019 0

BC Hydro says crews are out trying to restore service

first_img“We suspect it is the wind that is causing the outage in connection with trees,” said Gammer.When its too windy branches connect with powerlines and even trees may have fallen oven or are resting on lines, suspects Gammer.To stay up to date with the progress of restoration Gammer directs customers to visit the BC Hydro website under ‘Power Outage’ then continue to either the ‘View List’ by clicking; HERE. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – With large sections of the city and surrounding areas without power BC Hydro shares, they are working to restore power.Bob Gammer, Community Relations for BC Hydro, says there is no estimated time of restoration of service at this time, yet crews are on the scene starting to do their work, have been assigned or are on route.BC Hydro crews are looking for all signs of trouble, likely trees on lines and looking for those types of faults they need to clear off before they can restore power, shared Gammer.last_img read more

October 12, 2019 0

CN and CP face fines of up to 100000 a day if

WINNIPEG — Ottawa is forcing Canada’s two main railway companies to double the amount of grain they ship in a week to try to unclog a transport bottleneck that has left piles of grain sitting in bins across the Prairies.Transport Minister Lisa Raitt said cabinet has passed an order-in-council that gives Canadian National and Canadian Pacific a month to start moving a minimum of one million tonnes of grain in 11,000 cars each week.If CP and CN don’t meet the requirement, Raitt said they face fines of up to $100,000 a day. The Conservatives are also promising legislation when Parliament resumes that will help ensure agricultural products get to market.“This is a very serious situation,” Raitt said at a news conference in Winnipeg on Friday. “We have to demonstrate that Canada can maintain an efficient transportation system which is capable of moving our grain to market. This is an issue of great significance and we have to address it in a timely manner.”Farmers and provincial governments have been complaining loudly that a bumper grain crop is still sitting in bins while prices fluctuate. Last year’s harvest was up by about 20 million tonnes.Ottawa has already chipped in $1.5 million for a five-year transportation study and ordered rail companies to report monthly on their performance.CN and CP did not get a heads-up about Friday’s announcement, Raitt said.Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz said farmers are increasingly frustrated by the “poor performance of the railways.”“The railways have dropped the ball,” he said. “This situation is not acceptable.”Ed Greenberg, spokesman for Calgary-based CP, said the railway will comply with the order. But he called the move unfortunate and suggested it didn’t take into account the “entire supply chain.” The issue is complex and goes beyond the railway, he added.The backlog has not been caused by a shortage of locomotives or crew, Greenberg said.“It’s been a combination of an extraordinary crop size combined with extreme weather that has resulted in this situation,” he said. “And despite an extraordinary crop size that was not forecasted by anyone, and periods of extreme winter weather, our railway has continued to move record amounts of grain.”CN’s Jim Feeny said the company can comply with the order if everyone in the supply chain works together.The challenge in moving the biggest Prairie grain crop in history is unprecedented, he said. The company has been doing everything it can to keep grain moving but it has been hampered by extreme cold, Feeny said.“We have hundreds of employees in those locations who have spent the last three to four months working night and day outside in temperatures that have persisted at -30, -35, -40 and even beyond at times with very little respite,” he said.“But the reality is, when you get that kind of cold, across that kind of territory, for that length of time with no breaks, it has a severe effect on the mechanical ability to operate trains.”Many farmers praised the order.“Obviously the government heard us,” said Dan Mazier, vice-president of Keystone Agricultural Producers, who was part of a delegation that met with Raitt last week. “This is great news from a farmer’s perspective.“The government keeps on telling us they want us to produce more so we can export more. We’d better have a transportation system that can support all that.”Greg Cherewyk, chief operating officer of Pulse Canada, said rail companies have taken grain farmers for granted because they have no other choice to get their product to market.“We have two national carriers in this country that have focused relentlessly on trimming excess capacity,” he said. “That means you can walk, but you can’t run. You can never trip because you’ll never catch up.”The Saskatchewan government has been calling for action on the backlog for weeks. Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart said the railways have the ability to boost grain shipments.“What’s been lacking is the will to do it and certainly the penalties that are put in place will be a very strong encouragement to them to improve their service.”The province will be pushing for a minimum 13,000 cars a week, Stewart added.“We have one shot at fixing this transportation mess and we better not fall short of the mark.”Alberta’s Agriculture Minister Verlyn Olson said the federal government had little choice but to wield a big stick to get grain moving.“We were really vulnerable and starting to see signs the reputation of Canada as a supplier to a global market was really being damaged,” he said.Some, however, weren’t impressed. Saskatchewan Liberal MP Ralph Goodale called the order “far too little and it’s far too late.”“They’re not really requiring the railways to do anything out of the ordinary,” he said. “So all of this militant talk, the railway bashing that’s been going on, they’re not prepared to back it up with any kind of specific measure that is over and above business as usual.”He suggested any penalties the government collects from railways should go back to farmers to cover their losses.— With files from Jennifer Graham in Regina and Dean Bennett in Edmonton read more

October 8, 2019 0

UN rights chief praises groundbreaking report on violence against women in India

A new report proposing ways to tackle violence against women in India represents a groundbreaking basis for action, the United Nations human rights chief said today, urging the Government to follow through with its recommendations. The report was produced by the Verma Committee, which was named after former Chief Justice Jagdish Sharan Verma and set up in the wake of the death of a 23-year-old woman whose gang-rape in New Delhi last month sparked nationwide protests. “This report and its far-reaching recommendations are not only a tribute to the brave young woman who was raped and murdered five weeks ago, but to all victims of sexual violence and assault in India,” said UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay. “It is also a testament to the power of the young women and men of India, and the broader civil society, who have joined hands across the nation to say ‘Enough is Enough’.” Ms. Pillay saluted Justice Verma and the Committee on producing a thorough report so quickly, and for involving women’s groups and civil society so fully in the process. The report recommends a number of far-reaching changes, including punishment for marital rape, domestic rape and rape in same-sex relationships; requiring police officers to register every case of reported rape and ensuring that those who fail to do so face serious repercussions; ensuring accountability of police or armed forces personnel for sexual violence; and punishing offences such as stalking and voyeurism with prison terms. Ms. Pillay praised the report for eschewing the death penalty and any lowering of the age of juvenile perpetrators, opting instead for heavy prison sentences ranging from seven years to life imprisonment. The report also calls for a change in the way rape victims are treated by changing the humiliating protocol for medical examinations they experience; cracking down on extra-legal village councils, known as khap panchayats, which often issue edicts against women; implementing measures to improve sexuality education in schools and the community; and making new legal requirements and electoral reforms to ensure that people charged with criminal offences may not hold political office. “The Committee’s recommendations are grounded in a framework of rights, equality and non-discrimination, and represent a paradigm shift towards recognition of women as holders of rights, not just objects of protection,” Ms. Pillay said. “The report should serve as a beacon for many other countries struggling to respect the rights of women more comprehensively by addressing sexual violence through legislation, policies and programmes.” Ms. Pillay acknowledged some steps already taken by the Government, including the establishment of fast-track courts, and urged all political leaders of the country to rally around the Verma report and make it a national priority to execute its recommendations. She also reiterated her office’s readiness to assist in any aspect of the report’s implementation. read more

October 2, 2019 0

Ohio State officially adds 18 players on National Signing Day

An OSU helmet sits on the field before the 45th annual BattleFrog Fiesta Bowl on Jan. 1 at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. OSU won 44-28. Photo Credit: Samantha Hollingshead | Photo EditorIt might have been a National Signing Day devoid of drama, a day in which Ohio State coach Urban Meyer and the Buckeye faithful had no reason to sit on the ends of their couches waiting to see which hat an elite high school prospect would proudly place on his head, but it was still a day of success for the Buckeyes.OSU’s 2016 recruiting class went without a hitch, as the 25 prospects who were all expected to ink scholarship offers with Meyer’s program did just that. Seven of those players were early enrollees who joined the program in mid-January.According to 247Sports’ prospect rankings, the Buckeyes’ class is made up of seven three-star prospects, 17 four-star prospects and one five-star: defensive lineman Nick Bosa out of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.The first player to sign on did so bright and early. Jake Hausmann, a tight end from Cincinnati, was welcomed to the program by OSU Director of Player Personnel Mark Pantoni on Twitter at 7:04 a.m. The last, receiver Binjimen Victor, was made official at 10:37 a.m., putting an early end to the annual festivities.Meyer said that almost immediately after the paperwork arrives and the player is a Buckeye, it is time to get the ball rolling.“Work starts immediately. Recruiting is over for that class,” he said. “The minute that fax showed up, now it’s get to work and they’re going to get a strength program immediately.”All in all, 247Sports ranked Meyer’s 2016 recruiting class as the fourth best in the country behind the groups going to Alabama, Florida State and LSU. The second-best Big Ten class behind OSU was No. 5 Michigan, followed by No. 19 Penn State.“They’re recruiting their tails off,” Meyer said. “Big Ten is on fire right now. And I can tell you on a national respect, I can feel it. I’ve heard about it. Guys are really working. So it’s very good for the Big Ten Conference right now.”Meyer showed off his national reach with the class, inking prospects from 11 states, including 10 players from Ohio, three from each of Florida and Maryland and one from Michigan.As he has now done in four of his first five OSU recruiting classes, Meyer added exactly one quarterback to the program: four-star Dwayne Haskins of Potomac, Maryland, who was ranked by 247Sports as the seventh-best signal-caller nationally.“He’s been here several times,” Meyer said of Haskins. “I know he’s a big Ohio State fan growing up. And the relationship instantly was right exactly where it was when we went our separate ways. He’s an impact recruit.”Meyer went on to say that the 6-foot-3 quarterback has fundamentals “as good as I’ve ever seen in a young quarterback.”Untrue to form, however, Meyer dipped into the junior college ranks, picking up offensive lineman Malcolm Pridgeon, who comes over from Nassau Community College. He’s just the third junior college player to sign with OSU in the last 10 years.“We don’t recruit junior college — nothing against junior college guys, but we try to build from the youth up,” Meyer said. “And they kept telling me about this player, offensive tackle from Nassau, and I saw his size and watched the videotape, very impressive guy … He came on his visit and stole everybody’s heart.”The presence of true freshmen getting major snaps has been a mixed bag for Meyer’s teams. In 2015, none of OSU’s first-year college athletes made too much of an impact, with the freshmen contributors being those of the redshirt variety.But several of OSU’s defensive starters last season were once true freshmen who were quickly inserted into the rotations. Players like safety Vonn Bell and linebacker Raekwon McMillan were major contributors in their freshmen seasons in smaller roles, eventually becoming the anchors of their sections of the field.Meyer referred to Bosa as an “automatic” to see significant time on the field during the 2016 season. The coach said Bosa is “a little ahead” of where his older brother, Joey, was at this time in 2013, before going on to pick up 7.5 sacks as a true freshman. Jonathon Cooper could potentially find himself in the same boat at defensive end, inheriting the job that Sam Hubbard had as a redshirt freshman in 2015.“This class, I would anticipate a lot of guys playing,” Meyer said.Regardless of if their contributions come in 2016 or further down the line, the newest class of Buckeyes came at an important time for a program that is in a transition period after losing 16 offensive and defensive starters. The class might not erase the many question marks heading into spring camp, but it does give OSU some added depth and players to watch.The first look at the seven early enrollees is set to come on April 16 at the annual Spring Game at Ohio Stadium, with kickoff time yet to be announced. The full list of 2016 signees, by 247Sports star classification, can be found below. An “E” designates an early enrollee.Five-star:Nick Bosa, defensive linemanFour-star:Malik Barrow, defensive tackle – ETuf Borland, linebacker – EJonathon Cooper, defensive end – EWayne Davis, cornerbackLuke Farrell, tight endJordan Fuller, athleteTyler Gerald, guard – EDwayne Haskins, quarterbackJake Hausmann, tight endKierre Hawkins, tight endKeandre Jones, linebackerMichael Jordan, offensive tackle – EAustin Mack, receiver – EDemario McCall, H-backMalcolm Pridgeon, offensive tackleBinjimen Victor, receiverAntonio Williams, running back – EThree-star:Rodjay Burns, cornerbackDrue Chrisman, punterGavin Cupp, offensive tackleKareem Felder, cornerbackMalik Harrison, athleteJahsen Wint, athleteJack Wohlabaugh, guard read more

October 2, 2019 0

Berlin museum seeks return of ancient gold tablet taken to US after

first_imgA RENOWNED BERLIN antiquities museum is trying to get back an ancient gold tablet excavated from an Assyrian temple that a Holocaust survivor somehow obtained after World War II.Who gets it is up to New York’s top court, which is set to hear arguments Tuesday. The 9.5-gram tablet, about the size of a credit card, was excavated a century ago by German archaeologists from the Ishtar Temple in what is now northern Iraq.It went on display in Berlin in 1934, was put in storage as the war began and later disappeared.Holocaust survivorRiven Flamenbaum brought it to the US after surviving the Auschwitz concentration camp and settling on Long Island. Family lore says he had traded two packs of cigarettes to a Russian soldier for the tablet in the chaotic days at the end of the war. Flamenbaum’s family is trying to keep the 3,200-year-old relic, arguing the museum forfeited any claim to ownership by waiting 60 years to seek its return.Lawyers for the Vorderasiatisches Museum, a branch of the Pergamon Museum, said it didn’t know Flamenbaum had the tablet until 2006, three years after he died. Steven Schlesinger, the lawyer representing the estate, said any claim is complicated by the passage of so much time and Flamenbaum’s death.New York He said he believes Flamenbaum was trading Red Cross packages and anything else he could get for silver and gold. The tablet is now in a safe deposit box in New York. One recent estimate put its value at $10 million (€7.4 million), he said, and the family wants to donate it to the Holocaust Museum in Washington. Lower courts were split on the decision, leading to the latest appeal.According to court documents, the tablet dates to 1243 to 1207 BC, the reign of King Tukulti-Ninurta I of Assyria. Placed in the foundation of the temple of a fertility goddess, its 21 lines call on those who find the temple to honor the king’s name.The tablet was excavated by German archaeologists from about 1908 to 1914 in what was then the Ottoman Empire, with Germany giving half the found antiquities to Istanbul, Raymond Dowd, the museum’s lawyer, said.The modern state of Iraq has declined to claim it, he said. In 1945, the Berlin museum’s premises was overrun, with many items taken by Russia, others by German troops and some pilfered by people who took shelter in the museum, Dowd said. The museum director was not in a position to say who took it, only that it disappeared.Read: Earthquake in the Philippines kills 32 people>Read; Negotiators arrive at UN for crucial talks on Iran’s nuclear plan>last_img read more

September 22, 2019 0

Poll Will you apply for a ticket to see the Popes Mass

first_img Don’t know (755) By Cormac Fitzgerald Poll Results: Poll: Will you apply for a ticket to see the Pope’s Mass in the Phoenix Park? Tickets will be free of charge when they become available. 36,268 Views Tuesday 12 Jun 2018, 10:04 AM IT WAS ANNOUNCED yesterday that over 500,000 tickets will be made available for Pope Francis’ Mass at the Phoenix Park and at Knock this August.Tickets will be free of charge when they become available.However, those who are really keen to ensure they will be there on the day have options.Access to the venues which Pope Francis will visit will be heavily restricted, with crowds limited to 600,000 in the Phoenix Park.This will contrast with the one million people who attended the visit of Pope John Paul II in the Phoenix Park in 1979, with Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin referencing “health and safety” as the reason for the restrictions.So, will you be getting a ticket?Today we’re asking: Will you apply for a ticket to see the Pope’s Mass in the Phoenix Park? Jun 12th 2018, 10:04 AM Yes (2978)center_img YesNoDon’t knowVote Share26 Tweet Email 157 Comments Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Short URL No (11148)last_img read more

September 21, 2019 0

Soldiers arrested in Patra

first_imgFour 21-year-old soldiers have been arrested in Patra on suspicion of carrying out at least 10 armed robberies in the western port city.The arrests were prompted by a robbery at a supermarket on Friday night, when a 57-year-old man was shot in the foot as he attempted to stop an armed assailant.The robber grabbed 4,000 euros in cash but was arrested by police along with his getaway driver. Their arrest led authorities to two more men, who were also taken into custody. A fifth suspect is being sought.Police said that the soldiers, who were not named, served at a local army camp and have allegedly been involved in at least 10 raids on stores in Patra.The police force is due to hold a news conference on Monday, when more details will be made public. Source: Kathimerini Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

September 21, 2019 0