26 11 19

first_img barcelonacontractfootballlionel messi First Published: October 19, 2019, 7:41 AM IST Barcelona: Charly Rexach, the man who helped Barcelona discover Lionel Messi, has said he made the star footballer sign the contract on a paper napkin when he was just 12 years old because he knew he was too talented to let slip.Rexach was a Barcelona executive in 2000 when he met Messi. Rexach himself played for Barca between 1966-81. “His father felt that things were not all too clear and told me they would leave,” he was quoted as saying by ESPN.”It was then I decided [to sign him] on the fly. Once in Barcelona I decided to sign him on a paper napkin that a waiter gave me because I couldn’t let him get away,” he added.Messi was recently presented with the European Golden Shoe for the sixth time. He was the recipient of the award as he scored the most league goals across Europe’s top division, by scoring 36 goals in 34 league appearances between 2018 and 2019.Messi was presented with the Golden Shoe at a ceremony here, where his sons Thiago and Mateo handed him the latest trophy. Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time.last_img read more

16 11 19

first_imgThe U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is defending itself at a trial against more than 300 farmers and other landowners.Those landowners say the agency’s management of the Missouri River has contributed to major flooding in five states, most notably in 2011 that caused billions of dollars in damage including the Siouxland metro area.The civil trial that began March 6th in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims in Kansas City, Missouri involves a 2014 lawsuit alleging the Corps has deemphasized flood control along the Missouri and put more emphasis on habitat restoration.The plaintiffs say that’s led to more flooding, including in 2011.The U.S. government counters that authorities never promised to stop all Missouri River flooding.A decision isn’t expected until summer, at the earliest.APlast_img read more

28 10 19

first_imgLazio coach Inzaghi upset with Gasperini after six-goal thrillerby Carlos Volcano5 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLazio coach Simone Inzaghi was disappointed with Atalanta rival Gian Piero Gasperini after Saturday’s 3-3 thriller.The Aquile fought back from 3-0 down to draw 3-3 – including two Ciro Immobile spot-kicks.“It was a very clear match. Atalanta dominated the first half, while we dominated the second with three extraordinary scoring opportunities on top of the goals. Thomas Strakosha only made one save after the break,” insisted Inzaghi in his Press conference.Gasperini was furious in his post-match interview, claiming Immobile had ‘dived’ for both penalties.“I admire him as a colleague. I listen to his words, but I do not accept them, because the two penalties are clear. We lost the Champions League place twice due to refereeing incidents, so in this sport you have to accept situations and especially today, when they were very clear.“I am disappointed he decided to say these things about Immobile, as there was clear contact.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

24 10 19

first_imgWhen things get hot up north, escape to cool festivals, events and new bars this July and August in the City of Many Passions Buenos Aires, Argentina – June 18, 2019 – Buenos Aires’ mild winter temperatures provides the perfect escape as summer heat waves approach. The Argentine capital teems with a wide array of new rooftop bars and fantastic cultural offerings visitors should keep on their radar. With direct air connectivity from coast to coast and only minimal time difference with most of the United States, there’s virtually no jet lag in the way of enjoying the best ofPorteño culture as soon as visitors arrive. Festivals & Events (July-August): Buenos Aires hosts a comprehensive slate of events during July and August, including: Caminos y Sabores (July 6 – 9) This year is the 15th edition of this celebration of Argentina’s flavors, held in La Rural complex in Palermo neighborhood. The event highlights agricultural routes, the roads or caminos, and the tastes or sabores along them – olives, wine, sweets, yerba mate, fruits, and more, representing Argentina’s agricultural bounty. New routes for this year are honey, nuts, beef and patriotic national dishes like empanadas. Exposicion Rural (July 24 – Aug 4) Get your gaucho on at one of the most important agricultural and livestock festivals in the world. Running annually since 1886, the event hosts animal husbandry exhibits and competitions inside La Rural’s Belle Epoque complex, along with artisanal food vendors from all over Argentina. Meet gauchos, farmers, ranch owners and others bringing Argentina’s products to the world. Tango Festival and World Cup (Aug 8 – 21) Thousands of tango aficionados from Argentina and around the world descend on Buenos Aires for this multi-faceted event. The annual event includes free concerts, performances, classes, milongas, and the Mundial de Tango, the most important international tango championship, which sees hundreds of dancers from all over the world compete for a place in the finals at Luna Park stadium. Feria Masticar 2019 (Aug 15-18) This 4-day celebration of food and fun at El Dorrego in Colegiales neighborhood, Masticar (which means “to chew”), makes Argentina’s bounty accessible in Buenos Aires. Well over 110,000 people participated last year, sampling from more than 80 food producers from over 20 provinces presenting fresh, artisanal products from wine, beer, cheese, to honey, mushrooms and many other food items. The event gathers celebrity chefs, with cooking and bartending lessons and culinary events at restaurants across town. New Bars: Travelers seeking liquid warmth will find there are always exciting new bars in Buenos Aires, including: Trade Skybar: Created by the same owners as Nicky Harrison and Uptown, Trade Skybar opened in June in the heart of the Buenos Aires’ theatre district along Corrientes, atop one of the city’s most important modernist skyscrapers. The drinks are spectacular and views even better, allowing visitors to see miles away across the Rio de la Plata to neighboring Uruguay. Piso Nueve: Opened at the beginning of June, Piso Nueve’s unique concept aims at highlighting traditional cuisines found throughout Argentina’s distinct regions. Every 15 days, this innovative space located on the 9th floor in the CCK, formerly known as the Centro Cultural Kirchner, invites chefs from the country’s diverse regions to showcase what truly defines their culture and give guests a taste of fresh local flavors. El Preferido: After undergoing renovations, this historic bodegon, a popular go-to spot among porteños, reopened its doors in May. Located in the renowned Palermo neighborhood, Guido Tassi along with the owner of the notable Don Julio restaurant, Pablo Rivero, are the masterminds behind the new and improved restaurant. Salón 1923: Located on the 16th floor of the iconic Palacio Barolo and overlooking the renowned Avenida de Mayo, Salón 1923 makes an ideal backdrop to capture Instagrammable moments. Guests can sip on handcrafted cocktails while admiring the rich history that dates back to the landmark once known as South America’s tallest building. This rooftop bar opened earlier this year. Ohno! Lulu: Buenos Aires’ first Tiki bar, which opened in February in the Villa Crespo neighborhood, is the brainchild of Luis Morandi and Patricia Scheuer, the forces behind Gran Bar Danzón, Sucre, Bar Uriarte and other legendary Buenos Aires restaurants. They bring the tiki concept to a new level, with a fusion of Polynesian and Argentine flavors and aromas. From festivals to new bars that pack in the best of Porteño culture, Buenos Aires’ mild winter is one of the best times to visit. With direct connectivity from Los Angeles, New York, Miami, Atlanta, Dallas and Houston as well as a compelling exchange rate for the strong U.S. dollar, Buenos Aires offers the coolest getaway for North American travelers looking to escape the heat this summer. For more information, visit travel.buenosaires.gob.ar.  About the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires Argentina’s capital and most populous city, Buenos Aires, is located on the western shore of the Río de la Plata estuary, on the southeastern coast of South America. The city is neither part of Buenos Aires Province nor the province’s capital; rather, it is an autonomous district. Buenos Aires is a top tourist destination that offers a unique blend of European elegance and Latin American passion. Famous as the birthplace of tango, the city is also home to world-class opera, theater and art, well-preserved European-style architecture, native traditions, and to restaurants that overflow with wine from Mendoza and cuts of beef fresh from the Pampas. Ranked by The Economist as 2017’s best Latin American city to live in, Buenos Aires is made up of small, highly individualized neighborhoods, each with its own characteristic colors and forms. The destination attracts and satisfies vacationers of all tastes and budgets with its wide range of accommodations including luxury hotels, chic boutique hotels, and international brands. For more information on tourism, visit: travel.buenosaires.gob.ar or follow Buenos Aires’ Facebook page or Instagram.last_img read more

23 10 19

first_imgzoom South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has signed contracts to construct 14,500 TEU container ships and 49,000 dwt product/chemical carriers for Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL).The value of the contracts, which were signed in Seoul on December 9, 2016, was not revealed. However, VesselsValue’s data suggests that the deals are worth USD 650 million.Under the agreements, HHI will build a total of ten vessels, including four Ultra Large Container Vessels (ULCV) and six MR2 tankers, which will meet the latest International Maritime Organization (IMO) Tier III requirement, limiting NOx emission.The container ships, to be built at HHI’s yard in Ulsan, will be 366 meters long and 48 meters wide, according to the shipbuilder.The product/chemical tankers will feature a length of 183 meters and a width of 32.2 meters and will be constructed at Hyundai Mipo Dockyard, HHI said.The negotiations for the contracts signed on December 9 commenced in December 2015 with a series of meetings in Seoul and Tehran, according to HHI.In addition to the contracts, HHI plans to discuss and pursue technical cooperation related to developing the Iranian shipbuilding industry with a local shipbuilder at the request of IRISL.The aforementioned contracts are said to be the first shipbuilding orders following the implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), known as Iran nuclear deal, between Islamic Republic of Iran and P (5+1), the UN Security Council’s five permanent members including China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States, plus Germany, in January 2016.After the sanctions were lifted, Iranian shipping companies have been seeking to renew their fleets and restore former shipping links.last_img read more

18 10 19

first_imgNEW DELHI: On his way out of the courtroom, ex-FM P Chidambaram said, “I’m worried only about the economy,” when asked if he had anything to say about being sent to judicial custody. Outside the courtroom, his son, Karti also spoke to reporters and said that these cases against him and his father are “non-cases” and that this is an attempt by the government to silence vehement critics, keeping in line with what has been happening to the likes of Ratul Puri and DK Shivakumar.last_img read more

12 10 19

Rabat – A Kuwaiti Prince celebrated his wedding with a mind-boggling splendor. The grandson of the Emir of Kuwait, Sheikh Fahd Bin Nasser Bin Sabah Al Ahmad, has wed the daughter of wealthy local businessman Al-Kharafi in a lavish ceremony in which guests received diamond rings as wedding gifts.The ceremony was also marked by the presence of a number of Arab performers and artists, including Mohammed Abdu, Rashed Al-Majed, Abdul Majeed Abdullah, Nawal, Hussain Al Jassmi, Lebanese singer Myriam Fares and Qatari artist Issa Kubaisi. read more

11 10 19

The African Union-United Nations mission in Sudan’s Darfur region, known as UNAMID, said today that it was “deeply concerned” by reports of the closure of the office of a radio station in Khartoum and the arrest of several journalists and human rights activists.“UNAMID calls for the respect of all those detained and arrested and expresses its hope for a swift resolution to the matter,” according to a press release from the mission.According to media reports, 10 activists from Darfur, including lawyer Abderahmane Gassim and nine members of a local human-rights organization were arrested since Saturday in Khartoum.UNAMID was established by the Security Council in 2007 to protect civilians in Darfur, where an estimated 300,000 people have been killed and another 2.7 million forced from their homes since violence erupted in 2003, pitting rebels against Government forces and their allied Janjaweed militiamen. 3 November 2010The African Union-United Nations mission in Sudan’s Darfur region, known as UNAMID, said today that it was “deeply concerned” by reports of the closure of the office of a radio station in Khartoum and the arrest of several journalists and human rights activists. read more

7 10 19

Clocks officially turn forward on Sunday at 2 a.m. to return to daylight time. The Brantford and Brant County fire department say it is also time to test all hard-wired and battery-operated smoke alarms to ensure they are in working condition. They recommend that all batteries be changed in smoke and carbon monoxide alarms. In addition, all alarms have expiry dates and should be replaced according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Each home is required by law to have working smoke alarms on each floor and outside all sleeping areas. Carbon monoxide alarms must be installed outside all sleeping areas if the home has a fuel-burning appliance, fireplace or attached garage. The fire department also recommends developing a home escape plan with a safe meeting location outdoors. The time shift helps move us toward later sunsets until November. Of course, this will come with later sunrises, but most of us would prefer that sunlight at the end of the day, after work, when we can enjoy it. Waking up in the dark seems like a fair trade. Daylight time – which we abide by in winter – was invented to compensate for the dwindling of daylight in the winter. It was believed that the daylight would be more useful in the morning than the evening, so the clocks were shifted in an attempt to move up peoples’ schedules. Nowadays, it’s a leftover antiquity dating back to the days of being a primarily agricultural and industrial nation. read more

21 09 19

first_imgAt some point in the last few decades, someone took a poster and stuffed it in an unused office at Lawrence Livermore National Labs (LLNL). The poster was made by the W.M Welch Scientific Company in 1944, and it depicts in excruciatingly awesome detail how electromagnetic waves work.When it was uncovered a while back, the folks at Livermore Labs decided to hang it in the hallway, rather than hide it away for a few more decades, which was a good call. The LLNL Flickr account now has a super-high resolution scan of the poster — all 10,000 x 6958 pixels of it. If you want to check it out at full resolution, it’s a 107MB jpeg file. Yeah, it’s going to take a little while to load.Up at the top is the electromagnetic spectrum diagram from all those science textbooks, but here it’s highly detailed and has sketches of examples of each kind of radiation above it. Below the main spectrum diagram the poster goes into the specifics on a number of topics. This is basically an infographic before anyone knew what an infographic was.Each section of the spectrum corresponds to a color-coded section in the bottom area. You can learn all about the properties, uses, and effects of each type of electromagnetic wave. It covers everything from simple diffraction to the effects of cosmic rays.This is a beautifully illustrated poster done in that 1940-50s style that you’ve probably seen emulated popular video games, such as Portal and BioShock. Now it’s retro, but back then it’s just how these things looked. It’s obviously way too big to show you here, so head over to the LLNL Flickr page and zoom way in.last_img read more

21 09 19

first_img Short URL By Sean Murray Image: Niall Carson PA Wire/PA Images 15,753 Views DUP MLA admits four family members made use of “cash for ash” scheme South Down MLA Jim Wells said he wanted to make it clear that he had “no financial interests” in it whatsoever. Jan 21st 2017, 12:10 PM THE DUP MLA for South Down has admitted that four members of his family have had wood pellet boilers installed as part of the controversial Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI), or the “cash for ash” scheme.Jim Wells issued a statement on the matter, as he wanted to make it clear that he has “no financial interest whatsoever in any of these businesses”.It had been identified several years ago that the RHI scheme was giving some users more in subsidies than they were paying for in fuel.It is estimated that the error in the system will cost the Northern Irish taxpayer around half a billion pounds over the next 20 years.While Arlene Foster, the minister in charge of the department responsible for the scheme at the time, refused to step down from her post as First Minister in the Stormont Assembly, a senior DUP adviser stood down in recent days.The controversy has precipitated fresh elections to the Northern Assembly, after Martin McGuinness resigned from his post as Deputy First Minister, before retiring from politics earlier this week.Wells said he had received information from a family member on Friday that four relatives had made use of the scheme.His brother, two cousins and the husband of a third cousin “installed a combined total of eight boilers at three separate farms to heat their sheds”.He said: “All of these farmers have been involved in poultry rearing for well over a decade and the wood pellet burners replaced existing heating systems’.I have no financial interest whatsoever in any of these businesses but I believe that was important that I make this information public as soon as I became aware of it.Fresh elections are due to be held in North on 2 March.Read: Martin McGuinness is stepping away from politics and will not seek re-electionRead: Who do Sinn Féin have lined up to fill Martin McGuinness’ shoes? http://jrnl.ie/3198291 center_img DUP’s Jim Wells Image: Niall Carson PA Wire/PA Images DUP’s Jim Wells Share Tweet Email1 39 Comments Saturday 21 Jan 2017, 12:10 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

21 09 19

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram When it comes to animal abuse and treating cases as a punishable crime, Greece has come a long way. But according to activists and advocates not far enough, who say that the system continues to be dysfunctional with many perpetrators continuing to get away with their crimes.Head of the Greek Animal Welfare Society (PFO), Irini Molfesi told Kathimerini that judicial workers need to receive training on the matter.“There have been cases where animals died because a prosecutor could not understand the urgency of issuing a seizure order, or because the order came too late,” she said.Meanwhile one of the biggest challenges continues to be public awareness, with further work needed to make it clear that animal abuse is not acceptable socially and that it is punishable by law.To achieve this, Molfesi says that every incident needs to be reported.“A complaint needs to be filed at a police station and it needs to be backed with as much evidence as possible to facilitate the investigation,” she urged.“The complainant should hold onto the protocol number so they can track the progress of the case through the system.”Police data revealed that in January to September 2017, 1,900 complaints were filed compared to 1,307 in 2015 and 809 in 2004. But Molfesi says they are unclear as to whether the increase is due to heightened public awareness or an increase in animal abuse, which can be triggered during times of financial hardship.From 2012, animal cruelty carries fines of up to €30,000 along with time in jail.But Alternate Minister for Rural Development Yiannis Tsironis has pushed to cut fines by 50 per cent if paid immediately, a move that has come under fire by activists who say it is doing little for the cause and sending the wrong message.While their focus is on the defenceless animals, Molfesi says that by raising awareness about animal abuse, there is a flow on effect to curbing maltreatment of people too.She says that police officers can receive special training to also be able to look for signs in a perpetrator of animal abuse who may also be harming members of their family.“Cruelty against animals is a social problem, even more so since it has been proven that people who abuse animals are more likely to mistreat people as well,” she said.last_img read more

19 09 19

first_imgVancouver police have identified Brian C. Toombs, 28, as the man arrested after a stabbing Friday evening in the Wildwood neighborhood.The victim is his mother, 57-year-old Sonya L. Toombs. She remains in critical condition with life-threatening injuries, according to a media release from the Vancouver Police Department.Shortly before 5 p.m. on Friday afternoon, Brian Toombs called 911 to report that his mother tried to attack him so he stabbed her with scissors, according to emergency radio traffic monitored at The Columbian. He believed she was dead. The caller said they had gotten into an argument over money.According to the media release, officers responded to the residence in the 13100 block of Southeast Angus Street. They detained the male caller without incident and located Sonya Toombs unconscious in the living room. She had multiple stab wounds around her face and neck.Brian Toombs was arrested for first-degree attempted murder and booked into the Clark County Jail. The case remains under investigation by the Vancouver Police Major Crime Unit and Domestic Violence Unit.last_img read more

18 09 19

first_imgYoung Boys Coach Gerardo Seoane has revealed he wanted his team face a Juventus team that had Cristiano Ronaldo on the pitch.The Swiss side is in Turin to face Juve in their second Champions League group game, but CR7 is suspended after being sent off against Valencia.“We’re sad that Ronaldo isn’t there, it’s the same for any injured or suspended the player,” Seoane said in his pre-match Press conference.“It would have been nice for us to face him on the pitch, but if Ronaldo doesn’t play then another champion will because Juventus have good alternatives in every area.“It would have been nice to see him on the pitch though.”Seoane was asked if his side are nervous about taking on one of the favourites to win the competition.Mario Mandzukic, JuventusJuventus confirm Mario Mandzukic could leave this month Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Sporting director Fabio Paratici confirmed reports that Mario Mandzukic could leave Juventus for a move to an unnamed Qatari team.“The team is always focused, every game. We know that every day presents a new challenge and different opponents to face.“The players are very focused and I think the atmosphere can help a lot with that.“It’s a different situation [to Manchester United], we’re away for this one and there’s a big difference.“It’s our first Champions League and we know there isn’t much room for mistakes. We must always perform well, always make the right choices, and be attentive in both attack and defence.“Of course we know that the opponent matters too, so it’ll be a very difficult game.“[Jordan] Lotomba has been injured for some time and is unavailable, and also Kevin Mbabu is out for this game, unfortunately.”last_img read more

17 09 19

first_img Hurricane Jose Not A Threat to The Bahamas, For Now Bahamian music legend gunned down at home in Turks and Caicos Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppNassau, Bahamas, 25 Nov 2014 PRESS RELEASE (DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL AVIATION) – The public is advised that the Department of Civil Aviation is now in possession of a Preliminary Report on the Freeport, Grand Bahama aircraft crash which took the lives of nine persons, at approximately 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 9th, 2014. The narrative of that report is now being released by that Department. The report was prepared by the Air Accident Investigation and Prevention Unit (AAIPU) of the Department on November 20th, 2014, and it contains specifics on the aircraft and crew, and on the weather conditions and flight details.According to the AAIPU report, both pilots Captain Stanley Thurston, and First Officer Frahkan Cooper were licensed and certified by the Federal Aviation Administration, and were in possession of valid first class medical certificates, which were issued in November, 2014. Day instrument meteorological conditions prevailed upon the departure of the aircraft from Odyssey Aviation, and an instrument flight rules flight plan was filed for the 24 minute flight to Freeport. The Preliminary Report has also confirmed that The Bahamas Area Forecast published on November 9th, 2014 by The Bahamas Meteorological Department advised that there was a frontal boundary over the northwest Bahamas and lower, moving over the northern Bahamas.Details provided in the Preliminary Report indicate that the aircraft uploaded 160 gallons of fuel prior to its departure from Odyssey Aviation, was provided with the current weather conditions upon contact with Freeport Air Traffic Control, and was cleared for an instrument approach. However, the aircraft was unable to land in Freeport on its first attempt, due to heavy rain showers and reduced visibility, and the crew therefore executed a missed approach. It was during the return for the second approach, while attempting to visually locate the runway, and following deteriorating weather due to rain and haze, that the aircraft struck a crane in the Grand Bahama shipyard and crashed.The AAIPU is being assisted in its investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board, (NTSB) the Federal Aviation Administration, (FAA) and Bombardier, the manufacturer of the aircraft. The team will re-assemble at the NTSB Headquarters in Washington in December, 2014 to continue its investigations.Click HERE to get the AAIPU’s Preliminary Report. Recommended for you Bi-lateral talks with Bahamas to resume, UK gives green light to high-level TCI delegation Related Items:(FAA), (NTSB) the Federal Aviation Administration, Air Accident Investigation and Prevention Unit, bahamas, Bahamas Meteorological Department, Bombardier, department of civil aviation, freeport air traffic control, myles munroe, National Transportation Safety Board, stanley thurston Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

17 09 19

first_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) –  Dr. Heidi Hanna and Karyn Buxman are hosting a free Humor Marathon online on Friday, June 21st as part of the Alzheimer’s Association Longest Day event.Participants will also get a free copy of their book What’s So Funny About Stress.Register at www.humormarathon.com. June 19, 2019 Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Health, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom Free Humor Marathon online as part of the Alzheimer’s Association Longest Day event Posted: June 19, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, last_img read more

16 09 19

first_imgA fight between boys basketball players from Hudson’s Bay and Mountain View high schools following their game Saturday night resulted in injuries and disciplinary action, although officials from both schools were vague on many of the details.The Columbian has confirmed that three Hudson’s Bay athletes have been disciplined. Citing privacy laws, Mick Hoffman, the athletic director and safety director of Vancouver Public Schools, said he could not be more specific.Two Mountain View players hurt in the melee did not play Tuesday night because of their injuries, according to school principal Mike Meloy. A female Mountain View student manager who got caught up in the altercation also required medical attention.Vancouver police have started an investigation, but as of Wednesday there were no charges filed.“Most of the time, in these types of cases, it’s often referred to the juvenile prosecutors and they’ll make a decision on whether they want to bring someone to court,” said Kim Kapp, spokeswoman for Vancouver Police.According to sources, the fight occurred approximately 30 minutes after the Thunder topped Hudson’s Bay 56-54 at Mountain View High School. The game itself was physical, with plenty of emotional swings. After the contest, facility officials had to deal with unruly fans. Later, when the Hudson’s Bay team was leaving MVHS, there were three Mountain View players nearby.last_img read more

3 09 19

first_imgGunmen opened fire on a prison bus in Colombo on Monday, killing five prisoners and two warders on their way to court in what was believed to be a gangland dispute, officials said.Thushara Upuldeniya, spokesman for the Prison Department, said an armed gang blocked the bus transporting the prisoners, who included an underworld figure.“All five prisoners and two prison officers died. Nine other officers were admitted to hospital with injuries,” Upuldeniya told Reuters.Police Spokesman Priyantha Jayakody said investigations had already revealed that the attack was a result of a long-standing dispute between two gangs.Suspects have been killed by gunmen in Sri Lanka in the past when being taken to court for questioning.last_img read more

3 09 19
first_imgNorth Korean leader Kim Jong Un meets President Xi Jinping in Beijing, China, in this photo released by North Korea`s Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on January 10, 2019. KCNA via REUTERSSouth Korean president Moon Jae-in said on Thursday North Korea should take bold steps towards denuclearisation, such as abandoning long-range missiles, to extract US concessions amid a prolonged stalemate in their nuclear negotiations.Moon Jae-in also said the North would have to seek a compromise in a second summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and US president Donald Trump, which he said could be imminent, in order to resolve the impasse.Pyongyang and Washington have been struggling to find a breakthrough despite a pledge by Kim at his landmark summit with US president Donald Trump in Singapore in June to work towards denuclearisation.Pyongyang has demanded Washington lift sanctions, imposed because of its nuclear and missile tests, and declare an official end to the 1950-53 Korean War.Those demands were in response to Pyongyang’s initial, unilateral steps toward denuclearisation that included dismantling its only known nuclear testing site and a key missile engine facility.Moon said North Korea should take more concrete steps, such as abandoning its intercontinental and intermediate-range ballistic missiles and dismantling weapons production lines and other nuclear complexes, to secure US concessions such as sanctions relief.He said reducing US military commitments, such as a withdrawal of troops or strategic assets from the region, would be an unlikely option for Washington.”The second summit would be a venue where they settle on terms of what specific measures North Korea will take and how those moves will be reciprocated by the United States,” Moon told a news conference at the presidential Blue House in Seoul.”But US forces in South Korea or strategic assets in places like Guam and Japan are not linked with North Korea alone, as they exist for the stability and peace of the entire Northeast Asia,” he said.Second Summit Soon?Kim renewed his resolve to meet Trump again during his meeting with Chinese president Xi Jinping in Beijing this week. Moon said Kim’s latest trip to Beijing signalled that a second Trump summit was imminent.Another US-North Korea summit would also expedite an unprecedented visit by Kim to Seoul, planned for last year but delayed amid the nuclear standoff, Moon said.”I expect we’ll hear about high-level talks between North Korea and the United States before long for their second summit,” Moon said.US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made several trips to Pyongyang last year. However, a meeting between Pompeo and senior North Korean official Kim Yong Chol has yet to be rescheduled after an abrupt cancellation in November.North Korean state news agency KCNA said on Thursday Kim and Xi held “in-depth, frank discussions” on the Korean peninsula and nuclear issues during Kim’s stay in Beijing, his fourth since March 2018.Kim told Xi about the difficulties and concerns in improving North Korea-US relations and denuclearisation negotiations, KCNA said. Xi agreed that North Korea’s reasonable concerns must be addressed properly, it said.China’s official Xinhua news agency also said Pyongyang’s “legitimate concerns” must be taken seriously in order to achieve a comprehensive resolution on the Korean peninsula.Xinhua quoted Xi as saying he hoped that North Korea and the United States could meet each other half way and that the international community expected peaceful negotiations.”The political settlement of the peninsula issue faces a rare historic opportunity,” Xi said.Kim reiterated a pledge from his New Year’s speech that the North would try to make a second summit achieve a result that the international community would welcome, Xinhua said.Wang Yiwei, a senior research fellow at the Centre for China and Globalisation, said he believed North Korea was becoming impatient and beginning to lose hope with the United States for asking it to make changes without in turn removing sanctions.”The crux is how to let North Korea denuclearise and to give it security guarantees. On this, the United States and North Korea don’t have trust, so China has to act as a bridge,” Wang said.last_img
2 09 19

first_imgListen u.s. immigration and customs enforcementThe Center for Central American Resources (CRECEN, by its acronym in Spanish) is having a forum to try to shed some light about how the Trump Administration is enforcing immigration laws.The organization, which has worked with Houston’s Latin American community for over three decades, will hold the forum this Saturday, February 25th, to address the risks undocumented immigrants may face.They will also try to answer questions about what can happen to other groups, for example, families that are made up of both undocumented immigrants and United States citizens.Teresa Borden, a spokeswoman for CRECEN, says they will advise the audience to have a plan in case a family member is set for deportation.“Among those things are setting up a power of attorney, so someone can take charge of, you know, of children, of affairs, if a person gets picked up,” notes Borden.Abraham Galaviz, one of the immigration lawyers that will participate in the forum, thinks there may be questions about the Temporary Protected Status, commonly known as TPS.President Donald Trump hasn’t talked about eliminating it, so Galaviz thinks that section of the immigrant community can have peace of mind.“If you have temporary protected status, at this point you shouldn’t be losing sleep over this,” Galaviz told Houston Public Media, although he clarified immigrants under the TPS who have been convicted of a crime “may have something to worry about.”The forum will take place at a business located at the intersection of Interstate 45 and Aldine Bender Road starting at 2:30 p.m. To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: 00:00 /01:19 Share Xlast_img read more