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Cahill’s future U-turn hints at Chelsea stay

first_imgGary Cahill appears to have performed a U-turn on his January transfer plans, with the experienced defender hinting at seeing out the season at Chelsea.Having struggled for regular game time, the 32-year-old has admitted to having considered his future options.A winter exit from Stamford Bridge was expected for a man eager to see as many competitive minutes as possible. 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! Cahill has, however, come back into favour under Maurizio Sarri of late, due to the injury issues of others, and started his most recent outing against MOL Vidi in the Europa League.With Chelsea having made a positive start to their quest for continental silverware, a former winner of that competition is considering staying on for another shot at glory.Cahill told reporters: “We won the Europa League in 2013 and it was an amazing night, an amazing feeling. I take those memories and think to myself, ‘I want to do that again’. “This year, we are in the Europa League and we will try to win this. For me, it’s just about getting out there playing as much as I can.”If Cahill does decide to remain in west London, then he will drop into the free agent pool next summer.He is in the final year of his contract with Chelsea and is not expected to agree an extension.A fresh start elsewhere certainly appeals to the ex-England international, but he is eager to achieve as much as possible with the Blues before heading elsewhere.Cahill added: “I’m ambitious in everything I do. That is never going to change. I’m excited to see how far this team can go.”Chelsea are yet to taste defeat this season and have collected eight wins from their 10 outings across all competitions.Liverpool and West Ham are the only sides to have denied them victory, with a 17-point return in the Premier League seeing them sat third in the table.Sarri’s side have also taken maximum points from two Europa League fixtures and are safely through to the fourth round of the Carabao Cup.last_img read more

Toronto FC transforms from joke to juggernaut

first_imgMLS MLS Cup crown caps Toronto FC’s transformation from joke to juggernaut Thomas Floyd @thomasfloyd10 Last updated 1 year ago 12:48 12/10/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Toronto FC celebrations MLS Cup Nick Turchiaro MLS Toronto Seattle Sounders Toronto v Seattle Sounders Not so recently dismissed as a perennial bottom-feeder, TFC rode star power and a change in culture to perhaps the finest campaign in MLS history TORONTO — When Toronto FC lore looks back upon the 2017 MLS Cup final, a chapter will be devoted to Jozy Altidore and the finish that brought the treble to BMO Field. Greg Vanney’s tactical masterclass has to make an appearance, as well. A redemption arc looms large after Sebastian Giovinco and Co. dethroned a Seattle Sounders team that celebrated here a year ago.And then there’s the Uber driver who inadvertently put fate in Michael Bradley’s back pocket.It was in 2014 that Bradley kick-started TFC’s transformation from joke to juggernaut, joining Jermain Defoe in the dual signing famously pegged as a “Bloody Big Deal.” As Bradley touched down in Toronto for the first time, the driver steered him to BMO Field via the Gardiner Expressway along Lake Ontario. Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player In the nearly four years since, Bradley never again took the route to his home field — until his driver went that way Friday for the final training session before the MLS Cup final.”I’m not necessarily a huge believer in fate and things like that,” Bradley said. “But to kind of have it come full circle, to finish things off this year in this way … it was indescribable.”Watch MLS live and On-Demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial)While Defoe spent just a single season in Toronto, those signings changed the perception of a TFC team that had finished ninth in the Eastern Conference in 2013 — marking seven straight campaigns without a trip to the playoffs.The market’s potential was always evident. An obsessive supporters’ culture took root in the club’s inaugural 2007 season, with all of the ingredients seemingly in place for a flagship MLS franchise. But a series of personnel misfires followed, as European journeymen — often aging, expensive and ineffective — arrived one after the other. A once-intense atmosphere gave way to empty seats and fans with paper bags over their heads.”I’ve been in this league since TFC’s been around, and it’s an organization that seems like it’s always tried to do the right things,” Toronto defender Drew Moor said. “They had a bit of learning curve.”Sebastian Giovinco quote GFXA year after the “Bloody Big Deal,” TFC took a second crack at splashing the cash on a core of stars: Defoe returned to England, with Giovinco and Altidore joining Bradley at BMO Field.Giovinco has been a sensation from day one, to the tune of 59 goals and 42 assists since he arrived from Juventus. The physical Altidore has been the ideal complement up top, recording a double-digit goal haul the past three seasons. Bradley has set the tone on and off the field, commanding the midfield with a blend of tenacity and soccer IQ.”We went through adding just the right people first and foremost, and guys who are able to focus and able to give everything they can to a project and do that every single day,” said Vanney, who took over late in the 2014 season. “The second part is creating an environment where everybody feels like they’re bought in and they’re a part of something special and what they’re doing is going to make a difference, and is going to be a reason why, at the end of the day, they’re going to lift trophies.”Toronto finally ended that postseason drought in 2015, but the run lasted just one game — an emphatic loss in Montreal. Yet there was enough progress to convince a veteran free agent like Moor that this team was on the cusp of a title. A BMO Field expansion that pushed the capacity past 30,000 gave TFC even more gravitas. By the time Toronto dropped the 2016 MLS Cup final to the Sounders, there was no doubting the club’s powerhouse credentials.The moment @torontofc have been waiting for. #MLSCup— Major League Soccer (@MLS) December 9, 2017When Altidore connected with that Giovinco through ball Saturday, lifting his shot over the onrushing Stefan Frei and into the back of the net, BMO Field erupted. That goal was a year in the making, as a pinned-back Seattle side managed to hold TFC scoreless through 187 minutes spanning two MLS Cup finals. But the fans’ euphoria also stemmed from a decade of misery and heartbreak that unfolded before the moment arrived.”It’s special because the city waited for a long time for this win,” Giovinco said. “This is what I came for — to win. I’m very happy, for the team especially, for the city and the fans.”Altidore added: “The way [the fans] celebrate our goals, it’s like they’re living and dying with us. I know it’s like that with a lot of fan bases, but these people have suffered for a long time. They’ve had to come watch games where their team is getting dominated, and people who really didn’t care about the city, about what’s being built here, would have left the team.”And this TFC side isn’t any old champion. Toronto is the first MLS team to complete the treble, having claimed the Canadian Championship and won the Supporters’ Shield in record-breaking fashion. By whatever metric a club’s success can be measured — trophies, star power, passion — TFC has taken its place atop the MLS crowd.”A lot of people didn’t want us to win a treble,” midfielder Jonathan Osorio said. “Don’t question me ever again about that — we’re the best team in MLS history.”last_img read more

What next for Pep Guardiola? It has to be the Champions League trophy

first_imgPep Guardiola Reuse this content Share via Email Manchester City crowned Premier League champions after shock United defeat With this in mind next season presents another kind of opportunity. It may be harsh to say Guardiola must win the Champions League for his time at City to be judged an unqualified success but it is also true, as it was at Bayern Munich. Albeit this time around there is a chance to enter, for the first time, a frontier territory.Winning the Champions League would be undeniably Guardiola’s own work, at least with this current City, who are not a collection of ready-made global stars but a team with an attacking unit aged 21, 22 and 23, where nobody in the regular first XI has won this competition before.This may well change as City strengthen in the summer. No doubt Guardiola’s obsession with the Champions League will contribute to this. Seven years on from his last victorious semi-final, this competition has undeniably got away from him, evolving instead into a series of tactical glitches, Pep blinking first in the glare.Never mind, for now, the money spent, the will-to-power of the Premier League’s Emirati overlords. If this title has been a freewheeling joy, next season presents something else, a chance for Guardiola to do something different, to win for the first time against the prevailing tide. In the event United’s expensive brand of stodge is a reminder of just how difficult it is to engineer drive and fluency in a standard modern team of expensive bolt-on parts. By contrast, the champions have been a rare gift, a reminder that for all its vested interests, its fixed hierarchies, elite modern football can still be a genuinely uplifting thing.At which point the wheels start to clank, the screen dissolves and another version of this movie begins to roll. This is the alternative history of Pep. For all its brilliance this City team are also a ruthlessly assembled winning machine. Just as for the manager another league title is another season spent exclusively in the company of the sport’s financially incontinent elite.En route to winning the title and a League Cup Guardiola has spent £448m on players in two seasons, the greatest single transfer splurge in history. And so that paradox kicks in: a brilliant team who also have a sense of inevitability about them, a project that simply cannot be allowed to fail.How to resolve this contradiction is not immediately clear. There are shades of a footballing version of the Peter Principle. Guardiola has been so good at managing teams he only ever gets to manage the ones who are so powerful they cannot fail. Vulnerable channels and 20 zones: the tactics behind Guardiola’s title win Read more Sign up for The Fiver, our daily football email comment Read more You won. Fine. Now win again. Win better. Even in a moment of triumph, with his beautifully engineered seventh domestic title safely stowed away, it is hard to avoid that nagging paradox that runs through Pep Guardiola’s managerial career.Although not before making space for a little grateful applause. It was fitting Manchester City’s Premier League title arrived at a canter in the end, leaving some clarity around the edges, some time to step back and simply admire. A prolonged stutter to the line may have confirmed a few hard-to-shift Proper Football Man Prejudices. But it would also have been misleading. Sportblog Manchester City Share on LinkedIn Share on Twitter Topics Share on WhatsApp Share on Messenger Read more What Pep Guardiola must do to make Manchester City even better City have the most points, most shots, most goals and most passes. They’ve been strolling away at the top of the league since the fifth week of the season, a 6-0 win at Watford nestled in the middle of a 5-0, a 4-0, a 5-0 and a 7-2.In reality it is not possible to win more convincingly than this. Not least when, besides the numbers, there is also the basic tone and texture of this league title, the sense of players stretching out into the fringes of their own talent, finding new patterns and rhythms.From August into April these Premier League champions have been a rare joy, a team that keep the ball with the usual Pep-issue mania but come forward in a relentless swarm, spreading the game into every available part of the space whatever the score, whatever the time on the clock, always unapologetically itself.It is worth noting that had City failed to deliver this season the same Manchester United team who clanked their way to a square-headed title-sealing defeat by West Brom may now be in line to win the Premier League. Share on Facebook Share on Pinterest Even through this glaze there are other contradictions. For all this, Guardiola has somehow managed to retain not just the moral high ground but an air of likable asceticism. He seems an oddly monk-like figure, known for the purity of his methods, the idealistic obsession with detail.At times this can be endearingly comical. Even in the middle of the title stroll Guardiola spent Christmas Day watching videos of Newcastle, the kind of festive viewing choice that brings to mind the response of one exasperated friend to the news that the dying poet Philip Larkin was seeing out his days drinking “nothing but cheap red wine” – the suggestion that he could, at least, try some expensive red wine.At the same time he is clearly a brilliant manager on a very basic level, venerated in England partly because so much of what he does is an upgrade on the old managerial tropes. Like a George Graham for the non-contact age, Guardiola spends hours drilling his defensive line, enacting what is in effect a more fluid version of moving up and down together holding a piece of rope.In the old Don Revie style he makes a point of knowing the first name of everyone at the club, of urging his players to bond and spend time together socially, although rather than nine pints of lager it is breakfast with the club nutritionist and quinoa doggy bags after training.Yet for all the graft and detail, there are those obvious blind spots. Guardiola has never managed a team where success would not have arrived anyway in some form or other. He is rightly feted for his 12 trophies at the Camp Nou. But Barcelona have won almost as many since he left and as many Champions Leagues without him since Lionel Messi showed up.Similarly with City, where this season’s achievements on trophies alone are an exact replica of what Manuel Pellegrini rustled up in his first season. There is nothing here to compare with Porto winning the Champions League, or Inter, or Atlético Madrid’s rise. Winning a title he had no right to win, wrestling against the tide of history. This remains the unticked box for a manager routinely venerated as the best of his generation.last_img read more

Shaun King Provides Backstory For Winston Crab Legs Photo, Blasts People Criticizing The QB

first_imgShaun King clarifies James Winston and the crab legs story.Shaun King Crab LegsThursday night, former Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston, now a Tampa Bay Buccaneer, posted an Instagram photo of himself celebrating his No. 1 selection in the NFL Draft with a plate full of crab legs. Normally, such a photo wouldn’t be newsworthy – but given the fact that Winston was caught shoplifting crab legs from a Tallahassee Publix last April, it didn’t go unnoticed. Winston, who was criticized heavily for the post, eventually took it down, reportedly at the request of his new employer.Former NFL quarterback Shaun King, who is dialed into the football scene in northern Florida, has provided a bit of backstory on the photo Friday morning. He says that the crab legs were a gift from Captain Keith Colburn of The Deadliest Catch after Winston helped auction off a king crab at Mike Alstott’s charity auction earlier this year. He’s blasting people who have been critical of Winston.If people only knew how STUPID they sound killing this kid over that picture smdh— shaun king (@realshaunking) May 1, 2015I was seated at the table right next to jameis at the mike alstott charity auction, when captain keith asked jameis to help him auction off— shaun king (@realshaunking) May 1, 2015This huge king crab he had flown in for the event. Captain keith is from the deadliest catch show. I wasnt sure how jameis was gonna— shaun king (@realshaunking) May 1, 2015Handle the request, but it didnt faze the young man at all he simply said ok sure, we r here to help the alstott foundation right.— shaun king (@realshaunking) May 1, 2015That same captain keith in a gesture of thanks sent jameis and his family 25lbs of king crabs legs for his draft event last night.— shaun king (@realshaunking) May 1, 2015Thats the backstory behind last nights picture for those of you who need to seriously have some self evaluation done— shaun king (@realshaunking) May 1, 2015While the backstory may be a bit more heartwarming than many would have guessed, Winston likely still knew the reaction he’d get for the post. Whether it was worth it – well, that’s a question that the new Buccaneers quarterback can answer.last_img read more

4 Reasons to Be Upbeat on Tanker Market Outlook

first_imgzoomIllustration. Image Courtesy: Pexels under CC0 Creative Commons license The tanker market has been in the doldrums for some time now, and times have been extremely tough for the crude carriers.However, industry major DHT Holdings expects the times to take a turn for the better due to four key reasons.Firstly, global demand looks healthy and steady with 1.3 million barrels per day expected for the remainder of the year and 1.2 million barrels per day for 2019, DHT’s Co-CEO, Svein Moxnes Harfjeld, explains.The second reason is the inventory drawdown gain in the second half and likely in the last quarter.On the supply side, fleet growth has been negative year-to-date, possibly in the amount of 10 VLCCs.And finally, the orderbook stands at 14 percent of the total fleet, and this should be compared to 24 pct of the fleet in excess of 15 years of age, Harfjeld adds.Speaking on the geopolitical situation and tensions between China and the United States and their potential impact on the freight markets, Harfjeld said that some 375,000 barrels per day of U.S. shale might be lost from this trade.“Whereas this sounds as a negative, we see signs of the North Sea and South America stepping into fill the void, and these trades are also VLCC trades,” he added.As these trades are of similar length as the U.S. export trades, the impact on VLCCs is predicted to be neutral.The U.S. has made a stronger grasp of other markets such as South Korea, with refiners increasing import of U.S. shale that has resulted in 4 to 5 VLCC cargoes per month.  India is also increasing U.S. shale purchases, reported to be about 10 million barrels for August.What is more, the U.S. shale could also divert sales to Europe to partly replace loss of Iranian barrels and likely in smaller ships.“And China is expanding its refining capacity this year and a total of 1.2 million barrels per day of new capacity is due to come on stream later this year. Combined with the domestic production in decline, we expect imports to bounce back once the maintenance season ends later this quarter,” he pointed out.“And lastly, there has been further consolidation in the freight markets. And we welcome stronger and well behaved players.”DHT Holdings reported a net loss for the second quarter of 2018 worth USD 28.2 million and a net loss of USD 37.4 million for the first half of the year.In August, the company entered into 5-year interest rate swaps with Nordea totaling USD 168.8 million with an average fixed rate of 3.01 pct – as compared to current 3m Libor of about 2.34 pct. USD 168.8 million equals 22 pct of total outstanding bank mortgage debt.last_img read more

Seal Island Bridge Repairs

first_imgVICTORIA COUNTY: Seal Island Bridge Seal Island Bridge will be reduced to one lane for repairs on Tuesday, April 15 from 2 p.m. until dark. -30- Local Area Office: 902-295-2700 Fax: 902-295-2617last_img

Canadian special forces out of Mosul preparing for new battle in Iraq

first_imgOTTAWA – Canadian special forces have left the city of Mosul and are now backing up Iraqi forces as they prepare to assault one of the Islamic State group’s last strongholds in the country.The move comes amid growing friction between the various local groups facing off against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, and warnings that despite its battlefield victories, the international community has a lot more work to do in Iraq.The Iraqi military, Kurdish peshmerga and various paramilitary groups have surrounded Hawija, a city of about 150,000 people, and are waiting for Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s order to attack.Victory there would represent a pivotal moment in the war against ISIL, since the group would then control only a few small pockets of Iraqi territory along Syria’s border.Canadian troops who had been helping Iraqi forces secure Mosul throughout the summer are now near Hawija, and will provide support during the upcoming battle, military spokesman Maj. Alexandre Cadieux said Friday.Canada has about 200 special forces soldiers supporting local forces in northern Iraq. Most of their work has been with the Kurds, but Cadieux said they are also now operating with other Iraqi groups.“Members of the Special Operations Task Force will provide their (Iraqi Security Force) partners with advice and assistance in the vicinity of Hawija,” Cadieux said in an email.“Canadian Armed Forces personnel are advising its partners on how to best secure their position and prevent effective counter-attacks from Daesh,” he added, using the Arabic name for ISIL.“CAF personnel also advise and assist in the detection, identification and possible prosecution of Daesh targets by our partner, or through coalition resources.”Exactly when the battle will start has been a source of speculation for several weeks.Hawija is located in territory claimed by both the Kurds, who have their own semi-independent regional government, as well as Iraq’s central government in Baghdad.That alone has created disagreements between the various forces preparing to attack the city, but the fact the Kurds plan to hold a referendum on independence on Sept. 25 has heightened tensions.Yet even if Hawija is liberated, one senior Canadian officer whose job is to organize coalition training efforts and help Iraqi officials plan operations says the hard work is just beginning.Brig.-Gen. Steven Whalen said that’s because Iraqi security forces will continue to need help as ISIL shifts to terrorist tactics such as suicide bombings, one of which killed 80 people on Friday.“This fight is not anywhere near over,” Whalen said in an interview from Baghdad, where he is leading a team of international advisers inside Iraq’s defence ministry.“From a military perspective, we are expecting that there is going to be some kind of insurgency-type scenario that will evolve. And we see some signs of it occurring elsewhere in Iraq.”Special units are being trained to deal specifically with such a threat, Whelan said, but there is also the need to make sure regular forces are able to hold territory and conduct basic military tasks.“We’re going to transition from building hardcore combat capability to moving towards giving the Iraqis training and resources to help them become self-sustaining,” Whelan said.“They’re not ready for self-sustainment yet from a security perspective.”The Liberal government recently extended Canada’s mission against ISIL until March 2019, while giving the military more flexibility to decide on its own what it needs to accomplish its objectives.One area that Canada is exploring is whether to partner with NATO to train Iraqi forces to find and disarm improvised explosive devices, though military officials said no decisions have been made.In addition to the special forces troops, Canada has surveillance, refuelling and transport planes, an intelligence unit, a helicopter detachment and a military hospital in the region to help fight ISIL.— Follow @leeberthiaume on Twitterlast_img read more

Chartier reelected Metis president

first_imgAPTN National NewsThe Metis National Council held its annual general assembly in Saskatoon this weekend.Along with several matters at hand for the Metis, leaders also came together to elect the Metis National Council president.APTN National News reporter Larissa Burnouf was there and files this report.last_img

In Islamabad UN remembers colleagues killed in brutal bombing

The United Nations today remembered five fallen colleagues who were working on the frontlines against hunger when their lives were brutally cut short by a suicide bombing last week at the headquarters of the World Food Programme (WFP) in the Pakistani capital.The five had differing roles and were at different stages in their careers but they were united by a desire to help their fellow countrymen in Pakistan, where WFP is providing vital food aid to as many as 10 million people, including emergency relief to as many as 2 million civilians displaced by conflict in the Swat Valley region earlier this year. “The victims of this senseless attack were working tirelessly on the frontlines of hunger and human suffering to assist the poor and the vulnerable of Pakistan,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in a message to the memorial ceremony held today in Islamabad that was attended by diplomats, Government officials and UN staff members.“Their selfless work to feed the hungry should not have been dangerous. It was part of the humanitarian mission of the United Nations to aid those in need.” Mr. Ban pledged that the UN will not be deterred by this “senseless” violence. “Yes, we must continue to be vigilant about the dangers of the world we live and work in. But our resolve will stay strong and our work – which is against no-one and for the benefit of many – will continue,” he stated. “This is the best way to honour the memory of our fallen colleagues.”The victims include veteran information and communication technology expert Botan Ahmed Ali Al-Hayawi, who left his native Iraq to work for WFP in Jordan, Sudan and then Pakistan. Staff assistant Farzana Barkat was working at her desk at the time of blast, which occurred a little after noon local time on 5 October. She would have turned 23 last Saturday. Abid Rehman was described as a humble and soft-spoken man, a senior finance assistant who had worked with WFP since 1998. Gul Rukh Tahir was a receptionist that everyone loved for her smile and the first to greet those entering the WFP offices.Mohammad Wahab, a meticulous and industrious finance assistant, was loved for his jokes. “These were people who were dedicated to helping their countrymen who had been displaced and needed food,” WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran said today as she stood amid the debris of the bombed offices.Ms. Sheeran, who flew to Islamabad immediately after the bombing, inspected the wrecked headquarters, as well as met and comforted the families of the victims and visited injured staff members in hospital. 13 October 2009The United Nations today remembered five fallen colleagues who were working on the frontlines against hunger when their lives were brutally cut short by a suicide bombing last week at the headquarters of the World Food Programme (WFP) in the Pakistani capital. read more

UN expert panel on arbitrary detention to discuss 43 cases in next

26 August 2011A group of independent United Nations human rights experts will on Monday begin a session to discuss 43 confidential cases of arbitrary detention concerning 22 countries and review information relating to those cases, including communications from States. During the five-day session of the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention in Geneva, the expert panel plans to meet with representatives from States and civil society organizations to discuss various issues relating to deprivation of liberty, the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) said today in a statement. Last year, the Working Group adopted 33 opinions concerning 98 persons in 23 States. It also transmitted 102 urgent appeals to 56 Governments concerning 2,774 men, 50 women and two boys. Governments and sources reported that 23 persons were released. The expert panel will also adopt the report on its June mission to Georgia with its final observations and recommendations. It will also focus on the preparations for its 20th anniversary commemorative event to be held in November. The Working Group was established by the former UN Commission on Human Rights in 1991 to investigate instances of alleged arbitrary deprivation of liberty. Its mandate was clarified and extended by the commission to cover the issue of administrative custody of asylum-seekers and immigrants. Last year, the UN Human Rights Council confirmed the scope of the Working Group’s mandate and extended it for a further three-year period. read more

Judge orders onetime billionaire embattled real estate mogul Tim Blixseth jailed for

by The Associated Press Posted Dec 18, 2014 4:40 pm MDT BUTTE, Mont. – A federal judge on Thursday ordered Tim Blixseth jailed after the onetime billionaire and embattled real estate mogul failed to comply with an order to pay nearly $14 million to the creditors of an ultra-luxury Montana resort.At a hearing in Butte, U.S. District Judge Sam Haddon said the Yellowstone Club founder must be held in custody until he can come up with an accounting for the money.Blixseth’s attorney Michael Ferrigno said he was unsure how long that will take because his client has told him many of the documents are in Mexico.Haddon last year found Blixseth in contempt of court for selling a property in Mexico in defiance of another judge’s instructions.Blixseth delayed potential court sanctions for months with an unsuccessful appeal to the 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals.Creditors’ attorneys want him incarcerated for not abiding Haddon’s order that Blixseth turn over the money from the sale or post a bond in an equal amount.The case stems from the 2008 bankruptcy of the Yellowstone Club, a members-only ski and golf resort near Big Sky founded by Blixseth and his ex-wife, Edra.The club emerged from bankruptcy in 2009 under new ownership. However, its creditors have spent years trying to collect on $241 million that courts have ruled Blixseth fraudulently drained from the club for his and Edra’s personal use.Tim Blixseth claims he no longer has the $13.8 million from the 2011 sale of the El Tamarindo resort, which included hotels and condominiums in the state of Jalisco. He originally paid $40 million for the property.A federal judge earlier ordered that the property not be sold or transferred while the bankruptcy proceedings were pending.In a declaration filed earlier this month, Blixseth told the court he received only about $9.5 million for the Mexico property after various expenses were factored in. That money was later spent or transferred, he said.Blixseth also submitted hundreds of pages of financial documents — many of them in Spanish — to back up his claims.Haddon blasted Blixseth during an earlier proceeding for deliberately withholding information about the sale from the court.Attorneys for the club’s creditors, known as the Yellowstone Club Liquidating Trust, said Blixseth’s attempt to explain where the money went amounted to an incomplete “document dump.” They said he left $8.7 million still unaccounted for, and asked that Blixseth be incarcerated until he fully complies with the court’s earlier order.Judges have broad discretion in how they police those who come into their courtrooms for civil proceedings, including sending them to jail. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email FILE – In this April 29, 2009, file photo, Tim Blixseth arrives at the federal courthouse in Missoula, Mont. The one-time billionaire is due in federal court in Butte, Mont., Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, to explain why failed to comply with an order to pay $13.8 million to the creditors of an ultra-luxury Montana resort. (AP Photo/Mike Albans, File) Judge orders onetime billionaire, embattled real estate mogul Tim Blixseth jailed for contempt read more

Cork Boy 9 struck in hit and run

first_imgA NINE-YEAR-OLD boy was injured when he was struck by a vehicle in a hit and run yesterday.Gardaí in Mayfield are appealing for witnesses to a collision on 23 February at approximately 5.05pm on the Old Youghal Road, Cork between Dillons Cross and Gordon’s Hill. A 9 year old boy was struck by a vehicle that failed to remain at the scene.The boy received serious fractures to his leg and was removed by ambulance to Cork University Hospital. His injuries, although serious, are not life threatening.Gardaí are appealing for anyone that was in the area at that time to contact them at Mayfield Garda Station on 021 4558510, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or contact any garda station.They particularly wish to speak to the driver of a beige or silver coloured Nissan Primera (2002 model or later) or anyone that may have observed this vehicle in the area.last_img read more

PS Vita v180 firmware locks your PSN account to a memory card

first_imgYesterday it was revealed that the latest PlayStation Vita $364.71 at Amazon firmware update wasn’t great news for American gamers, with Europe getting a 120 more PSOne games to play than the US. But it seems Sony has sneaked something else into this update, which is sure to upset gamers everywhere.Once the v1.80 firmware has been applied your memory card will be locked to your PSN account. For most people, that won’t be an issue as you’ll only use one PSN account, but for some it will create an expensive headache. For example, if you are an American user who’s created a European account so you can play the 129 PSOne games right now, you’ll need another expensive memory card on top of the one you already own to do so.Locking the memory card to the Vita isn’t entirely new, though. The cards were always locked to your PSN account, but it was possible to switch accounts by restoring the system. That method can no longer be used — gamers have the choice of using multiple memory cards or losing all their data. It is apparently possible to separate your downloads and saves onto different memory cards by copying them back to your PS3, but you still need more than one memory card and you need a PS3 to carry out the procedure.This could be bad news for Sony as it is struggles to sell more Vitas. The PSOne game compatability will come as great news to many, but this sneaky part of the firmware update might put gamers who want or already have multiple PSN accounts off buying the Vita altogether.via Eurogamerlast_img read more

Firefighters put out blaze at revered AlAqsa Mosque at same time as

first_img 73,997 Views Firefighters managed to bring the blaze under control before there was any damage to the prayer room. There were no injuries reported. According to reports, Sheikh Azzam al-Khatib, director general of the Jerusalem Waqf and Al-Aqsa Mosque Affairs Department, said the fire may have been started by a group of children who were in the area at the time.Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas condemned the starting of the fire and stressed the need to preserve holy places because of “the great religious and humanitarian value to us”. The blaze in Jerusalem was tackled at the same time as firefighters in the French capital fought a raging fire at the famous Notre Dame Cathedral. The fire has now been brought under control but there was significant damage to the building, with its spire and roof both collapsing. French President Emmanuel Macron vowed to rebuild the cathedral and said “the worst had been avoided”. The cause of the blaze was not immediately clear, but the cathedral had been undergoing intense restoration work which the fire service said could be linked to the blaze. Source: منصور أبو عبيدة/Twitter Tuesday 16 Apr 2019, 7:55 AM Apr 16th 2019, 7:55 AM Share1104 Tweet Email2 Short URLcenter_img By Michelle Hennessy FIREFIGHTERS IN JERUSALEM yesterday extinguished a blaze at the Al-Aqsa Mosque – the third holiest site in Islam – at the same time as the significant fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris.Wafa, the Palestinian News Agency, reported the fire broke out in the guards’ room outside the roof of the Marwani Prayer Room. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 12 Comments Firefighters put out blaze at revered Al-Aqsa Mosque at same time as Notre Dame fire The fire broke out in the guards’ room but no one was injured. حريق داخل المسجد الأقصى !النيران التهمت غرفة حراس المصلى المرواني بالمسجد .— منصور أبو عبيدة (@Mansorryaan) April 15, 2019last_img read more

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NEIGHBOR NEWS Whats Making Headlines In Tewksbury

first_imgTEWKSBURY, MA — Ever wonder what’s making news next door in Tewksbury? Bill Gilman, editor of Your Tewksbury Today, has the answer!Below is a collection of top Tewksbury stories, primarily written by Gilman, that were recently published on his popular website.Top Tewksbury Stories (November 17-November 26):Tewksbury Woman Is The Latest Mass. Lottery $1 Million WinnerPHOTO GALLERY: Historic Win For Aylward’s, As Redmen Stuff Wildcats, 43-0Tewksbury High Cheerleaders Cap Fall Season With Strong Showing At StatesTewksbury Youth Lacrosse Association Introduces A New ProgramTewksbury U10-1 Girls Soccer Wins Global Premiere Soccer Tournament Your Tewksbury Today is Tewksbury’s premiere online hyperlocal news source. Follow YTT on Facebook and Twitter.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedNEIGHBOR NEWS: What’s Making Headlines In Tewksbury?In “Community”NEIGHBOR NEWS: What’s Making Headlines In Tewksbury?In “Community”NEIGHBOR NEWS: What’s Making Headlines In Tewksbury?In “Community”last_img read more

State Rep Dave Robertson His Colleagues Help Tewksbury Take Official Possession Of

first_imgBOSTON, MA — Below is a recent press release from State Representative Dave Robertson’s office:August 2nd, 1967 was the beginning of a long story between Tewksbury, the State, and a piece of land bounded by Livingston Street and forever deeded for recreational purposes. Transferred under Act 497, the Now, 53 years later, the parks, fields, and trails known as Saunders Field are officially part of the town of Tewksbury thanks to the work of the state delegation and town.“As a child I played, or tried to play, baseball on those fields. I watched the 4th of July there, rode my bike from the Middle School to the recreational department, and even attended the haunted house,” said Representative Dave Robertson (D-Tewksbury) upon the transfer of the deed to the town. “The entire time I had no idea that it was not officially town land until I was older, which left me perplexed. Because of this it was a special honor to work with Senator Finegold and Nguyen on getting this issue wrapped up and securing Livingston permanently for the town.”“Transferring the Livingston Street Fields back to the Town of Tewksbury was one of my top priorities upon coming into office in January,” added Senator Barry Finegold (D-Andover). “Working together with Representatives Nguyen and Robertson, we were able to resolve a decades-old issue in a matter of months. These 35 acres are invaluable to the community, and I’m thrilled that they will now be officially owned and controlled by the town.”“I am very proud to work on behalf of the residents of Tewksbury with my colleagues,” noted Representative Tram Nguyen (D-Andover). “I am especially delighted that we were able to work together to get the deed transferred and make certain that the Livingston Street Fields that the residents of Tewksbury have long enjoyed now officially belong to the town.”The Saunders Recreational Fields, often known to locals as the Livingston Street Fields, are the crowning jewel of the Tewksbury park system. Encompassing 35 acres the land is host to tennis courts, lacrosse fields, football fields, the majority of baseball fields, and more. Recently the town and state have recently made major investments into the center, including the opening of a water park and fitness court, with state budget funding allocated to the improvement and upgrade of parking amenities for those using the unimproved lots. The fields are also utilized for large-scale community events, such as the 4th of July, and are the most frequented recreational area for the town.“This is great for the town,” said Selectman Jay Kelley. “We have great programs and opportunities, and this helps secure a future for our town. I look forward to seeing many more generations of kids growing up and playing there.”Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedALL POLITICS ARE LOCAL: Robertson & Gordon Endorse Ed Markey With Possible Kennedy Showdown LoomingIn “Government”STATE REP RACE: Tewksbury Republican Committee Attack Robertson Over Wilmington Democratic Committee Chair’s StatementIn “Government”Tarr, Robertson & Gordon Secure $30,000 In State Funding For Wilmington Senior Center ImprovementsIn “Government”last_img read more

Rape victim gathers courage to file case

first_imgA garment factory worker along with three of her friends visited Patenga sea beach in Chittagong over the weekend and were returning home by bus.At around 8.30pm, her friends got off the bus, 20 kilometres away from Patenga. She continued on her way to Moulvipukur at Chandgao, about two kilometres away.After dropping off some of the passengers at Baddarhaat, the conductor of the bus closed all the windows and the door of the bus.All on a sudden, he took out a knife and raped her. After that, he took over the steering wheel and the bus driver raped her. The incident took place on 27 October, but wasn’t made public.The victim remained silent for seven days after her rape. After discussing the matter with her family, she finally filed a case against the bus driver and conductor on 3 November with the Chandgao police station.The police arrested the driver Rashedul Islam, 20, and the conductor Imtiaz Uddin, 18, on 4 November. Both of them admitted their crime at the court of Chittagong metropolitan magistrate Nazmul Hossain Chowdhury.On 13 September, a housewife from Lohagora was victim of attempted rape on a running bus. On 25 August, a girl was raped and killed by five transport workers and a conductor at Modhupur in Tangail.The garment worker rape victim told Prothom Alo on Sunday that she works at a factory in Kalurghat of Chittagong city. She was terrified after the incident and remained home for a while. She used to live at her sister’s place in the city. She finally gathered courage to file a case against the rapists.The officer in charge of Chandgao police station said that they could identify the rapists by the description given by the victim. On Saturday, the rapists were arrested from Baddarhaat area, where they confessed, and issued their statements in court.*This piece, originally published in the Prothom Alo Bangla, rewritten in Englishlast_img read more

Rice Investigates Professor Involved In Controversial Gene Editing Research

first_img To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: 00:00 /09:00 X Rice University is investigating reports that one of their professors assisted in a project that used a new gene-editing technique to make genetically edited human babies.On Monday, He Jiankui of the Southern University of Science and Technology in China announced he had used human embryos modified with a particular gene-editing technique to create twin girls. The children’s father is HIV-positive, and He says his team altered the DNA of the twin girls to protect them from HIV. Dr. Michael Deem, a professor of bioengineering at Rice, was also involved in the work, the Associated Press reported.“Rice had no knowledge of this work. To Rice’s knowledge, none of the clinical work was performed in the United States,” the university said in a statement sent to Houston Matters. “Regardless of where it was conducted, this work as described in press reports, violates scientific conduct guidelines and is inconsistent with ethical norms of the scientific community and Rice University. We have begun a full investigation of Dr. Deem’s involvement in this research.”Gene editing rewrites DNA, and has only recently been tested in adults to treat serious diseases. However, editing eggs, sperm or embryos is different because it makes permanent changes that can pass to future generations, and the risks are still unknown.While there is no current international regulation regarding gene editing, it has been banned in the U.S.The Ethical DilemmaSince He’s research hasn’t been published in a scientific journal or vetted by other scientists, many in the scientific community responded with shock and anger to He’s claim. Dr. Janet Malek, associate professor of medicine and medical ethics at Baylor College of Medicine’s Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy, told Houston Matters she believes one of the main reasons the medical community is upset about the announcement is that the safety and efficacy of gene editing hasn’t been proven yet.“The technology that they’re using is not yet developed enough to be able to reliably edit genes in the way that we would like them to,” Malek said. “So there’s that scientific barrier that really hasn’t been reached yet to a point that we would feel comfortable using it in human embryos that we intend to bring into being as people.”There could also be unforeseen consequences of gene editing, Rebecca Lunstroth, medical ethicist and associate director for the McGovern Center for Humanities & Ethics at UT Health, told Houston Matters.“For example, a terrible genetic disease is sickle cell anemia, but sickle cell is also protective for malaria,” Lunstroth said. “What we don’t know is if we start playing around with these genes, while we are solving one problem, we could be causing many others that we don’t know yet.”Beyond the need for further research, the concept of gene editing also raises ethical concerns.“The ethical issues are really what disease do we tackle, or which diseases, and then the fear is that we get into enhancement,” Lunstroth said. “It’s one thing to eradicate a disease, it’s another thing to enhance our offspring, and who makes that decision?”center_img Mark Schiefelbein/APHe Jiankui speaks during an interview at a laboratory in Shenzhen Listen Sharelast_img read more

Cheddar Buys Rate My Professors Website From Viacom

first_imgMillennial-targeted news startup Cheddar is getting into the prof-assessment biz with the acquisition of Rate My Professors from Viacom.The website and its app are used by 6 million college students monthly, who write an average of 125,000 new professor and course ratings per month. Currently, it hosts over 20 million ratings across 1.8 million professors, spanning nearly every college and university in the U.S.Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed. Viacom bought in 2007, where it had been housed in the conglomerate’s MTVU college network group.Cheddar’s pickup of Rate My Professors comes after its May 2018 acquisition of Viacom’s MTV Networks on Campus, the distribution platform for MTVU. Cheddar used that to launch CheddarU, a collegiate-focused news network that runs on 1,600 TV screens on 600 U.S. campuses. With the MTVU deal, Carlo DiMarco — who ran MTVU and Rate My Professors as SVP of digital networks for Viacom Music and Entertainment Group — joined Cheddar. Another five former MTVU employees came over to the startup this summer, according to Jon Steinberg, founder and CEO of Cheddar, “so we mostly had the team already.”Rate My Professors adds “user-generated content and deep engagement to our company,” Steinberg said. “Rate My Professors, coupled with our [over-the-top] networks and CheddarU network, makes us the defining media company for a new generation that has no relationship with legacy cable news media.”Cheddar plans to redesign and enhance the site’s features for searching and evaluating profs. Next year, the company intends to roll out a premium tool set for educators to manage their profiles on the site, similar to what company-ratings site Glassdoor offers to employers.In addition, Cheddar has signed a deal with Taboola as a strategic in-feed discovery partner for Cheddar’s operation of Rate My Professors.Cheddar’s programming is available on Sling TV, Hulu, YouTube TV, Snapchat, FuboTV, Philo, Amazon, Twitch, Twitter, Facebook and smart TVs in the U.S. It currently broadcasts two live networks: the flagship Cheddar business-news network and Cheddar Big News, a general news network.The New York-based company was founded in early 2016 by Steinberg, formerly president/COO of BuzzFeed. Investors include Lightspeed Venture Partners, Raine Ventures, Goldman Sachs, Liberty Global, Comcast Ventures, AT&T, Amazon, and the New York Stock Exchange. ×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 Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15center_img Popular on Variety last_img read more