Ottawa paves the way for Quebec to get data from defunct federal

first_imgOTTAWA – Quebec may finally get access to data from the defunct federal long-gun registry.Federal Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale tabled a bill in the Commons on Friday that will allow the province to look at information from the registry if the legislation passes in the Commons and the Senate.But the minister said he does not know whether the data is still useful given the registry was abolished in 2012 by the Conservative government, which considered it obsolete.Quebec fought the Tory government all the way to the Supreme Court to obtain the data related to long-gun owners in the province but lost in March 2015.The province took steps last year to creating its own registry.Goodale warned the data may no longer be very pertinent.“The bill allows us to provide Quebec with access to the data,” he told reporters.“Whether that data is actually useful to Quebec remains to be seen. It is now of course several years out of date and it may or may not be in a form that is useful from the point of view of the Quebec government.“We had legal impediments put in the way by the previous government that made it impossible to share that information unless we changed the law. So this now allows for that legal change.”The National Firearms Association criticized the introduction of Bill C-52 in the Commons.“This appears to be nothing more than a work-around for the federal Liberals,” said association president Sheldon Clare.“They said they wouldn’t bring in a long-gun registry, but they didn’t say they would get the provinces to set up their own. This is a huge betrayal to all of the people who believed they were being honest.“All firearms owners and users in this country need to come together to stop this nonsense before it is too late,”The Supreme Court ruled two years ago Ottawa had the right to order the destruction of gun-registry data that Quebec had coveted for years.The Harper government abolished the registry in 2011 as part of a long-standing campaign promise.It was created by the Liberals in 1998 in response to the murder of 14 women at Montreal’s Ecole polytechnique in 1989. They were targeted by a gunman because of their gender.last_img read more

Manitoba grand chief on leave denies pursuing intimate relationship

first_imgWINNIPEG — A Manitoba Indigenous leader is taking a leave of absence after being accused of sending unwanted messages to a woman.Grand Chief Arlen Dumas of the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs says he did not pursue an intimate relationship with the woman but did message her to provide advice and guidance.In a written statement, Dumas says he apologizes if his actions made the woman feel uncomfortable.The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs says Dumas is taking a brief leave of absence and will undergo sensitivity training.The Aboriginal Peoples Television Network reported this week that a woman who met Dumas in 2018 connected with him on Facebook.The woman told APTN she chatted with Dumas on Facebook about her job, and alleges that she later began receiving more personal messages from a Facebook account under a different name, which she believed to be Dumas.She said she also began receiving text messages from a phone number she believes belonged to Dumas, asking her to meet privately.Dumas said in the statement Friday that the Facebook account was not his, but he did send messages to the woman.“I did not pursue a relationship of an intimate nature with this woman. I was asked by her for advice and guidance on her path forward. I provided assistance to the best of my professional ability. I messaged her to follow up. I do this on a regular basis with numerous community members, students, and colleagues who often seek out my support.”Dumas said he has always communicated openly with people.“Upon reflection, I realize that this style of open and informal communication may not be suited to the role of grand chief,” he said. “While I was sincerely trying to respond to her requests for support, it is clear from her recent public expression of concern that she did not appreciate our informal message exchange. I apologize if this made her feel uncomfortable.”The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs said the controversy has become a “media circus” and that Dumas has also suffered personal tragedies. His son, who had cystic fibrosis, died earlier this year.“Despite his many losses, he has not taken off sufficient time to heal with his family,” a statement from the assembly said.“After careful reflection, the grand chief has decided to take a brief leave of absence from his role to heal. During his time away, he also commits to taking active steps to receive counselling for his losses and also engage in professional sensitivity training so that his future communications follow a more formal communication style.”Steve Lambert, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Psy Supports Special Projects Of The United Nations Secretary General Trust Fund

first_imgOnce again, Psy proves to be a world-class gentleman.On May 10, the multi-platinum international powerhouse pop star made a contribution to the Special Projects of the United Nations Secretary General Trust Fund. The money will be used to advance the objectives of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki -moon’s efforts to eradicate extreme poverty, and to achieve the Millennium Development Goals by the end of 2015. It will also be used to promote the UN’s “Every Woman Every Child” health initiative.While visiting the U.N. headquarters in October 2012, PSY first met U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki -moon. Both hailing from Korea, they bonded over a shared global consciousness, and the performer even taught the politician his signature “Gangnam Style” dance. The Secretary General’s efforts inspired the superstar, who wanted to support the initiatives as much as he could. Now, he’s contributed a sum to this particular Trust aiding Ki-moon’s efforts.It’s a historical move on PSY’s part, devoting his good graces to a crucial cause.last_img read more

A Riverdale Crash and How Showrunners Should Push for OnSet Safety

first_imgWhile Peak TV has been great for fans, it has been a double-edged sword for the people who create it. More shows mean more work. But as we’ve seen too often in recent months, physically producing television (and film) can be a dangerous job.On Sept. 21, after reportedly working a 16-hour day, K.J. Apa, a young actor on The CW’s Riverdale, fell asleep at the wheel and crashed his car. Thankfully, he wasn’t hurt. But his near-death experience shines a light on the long hours of production. Sadly, this has been a serious issue for decades with little done to address it.Nothing is more important than the safety of the actors and crew. And yet the pressures on production can put that safety in jeopardy. This isn’t a piece about Apa’s experience. And I’m far from an expert on the problem. But I’ve produced a fair amount of TV. I reached out to friends in various production departments for their insight, and every person I talked to recounted scary moments driving home after a marathon day. It’s the norm, not the exception.To be fair, no one sets out to roll cameras for 14-plus hours. But budgets — despite healthy corporate profits — are always tight, and, as TV has become increasingly ambitious in its storytelling, it has gotten harder to shoot everything on a traditional episodic schedule. Showrunners and crews are constantly squeezed by the demand for more for less.READ MORE Twitter Advertisement Advertisement Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Amid concern about long workdays and the CW star’s late-night auto wreck,  a writer-producer offers a five-point plan: “If  you’re too tired to drive, you deserve a room or a car.” Illustration by Mario Wagner Login/Register With:last_img read more

Shoppers Drug lights up medical cannabis ecommerce sales portal

first_imgBRAMPTON, Ont. — Shoppers Drug Mart’s e-commerce platform for medical cannabis launched Tuesday, a month after Health Canada licenced the company to sell the product online.Product information is available nationally, but Shoppers Drug Mart can initially only sell medical cannabis to patients in Ontario.Patients will be required to take a medical document similar to a prescription to an Ontario pharmacy to begin the process.Specialized advisers will then contact patients, review their medical history and provide support with online registration and product selection.Shoppers Drug Mart says it has signed supply agreements with 10 licensed producers of dried cannabis and cannabis oil and will provide products and medical accessories. Companies in this story: (TSX:L)The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Venezuela Saudi oil output slumps Opec

first_imgParis: OPEC’s oil output dropped sharply last month as a result of steep production cuts in Venezuela and kingpin Saudi Arabia, the cartel said on Wednesday. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries’ combined oil production plunged by 534,000 barrels per day in March, it said in a report citing secondary sources. OPEC does not release its own production data. Venezuela, in the throes of political troubles, sanctions and repeated power blackouts, pumped 289,000 fewer barrels per day than the previous month, taking production to 732,000 bpd. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalThis compares to the more than a million barrels per day Venezuela was pumping at the start of the year, and its production capacity of nearly two mbpd in 2017. Kingpin Saudi Arabia’s production, meanwhile, fell by 324,000 bpd, according to OPEC’s sources, the report said. This, analysts say, is a result of the kingdom’s determination to support oil prices in line with a production cut deal between OPEC countries and non-member Russia that is to run until June. These efforts appear to be paying off. Oil prices rose at their fastest pace in 14 years over the first quarter of the year. On Wednesday the WTI futures contract, the benchmark for US production, stood at 64.42 and its European counterpart, Brent, at 70.95.last_img read more

Rising airfares DGCA meets airlines to engage with them for appropriate action

first_imgNew Delhi: Aviation regulator DGCA will continue to monitor airfare movements on a daily basis and also engage with airline for appropriate action, a senior official said Tuesday amid concerns over rising ticket prices. With crisis-hit Jet Airways drastically curtailing its operations, there has been an adverse impact on the number of flights being operated on various routes. As concerns persist on higher air ticket prices, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) Tuesday held a meeting with representatives of airlines, the official said. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details Airlines were advised to continue to monitor at their level and provide information to the DGCA to keep fares low as far as possible, he noted. “Airlines representative also intimated DGCA that they have removed the few higher buckets from sale and offering tickets to passengers in lower fare buckets. “DGCA will continue to monitor fare movement on daily basis and engage with airline for appropriate action,” the official added. According to him, the regulator monitors domestic airfares on a daily basis, particularly on high density routes and routes where alternate mode of transport is not available or is difficult. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursday Based on the monitoring process, the DGCA engages with airlines when the spurt in airfares is observed in any sector for appropriate action, he added. Earlier in the day, Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu had called for a review of issues related to struggling Jet Airways, including rising fares and flight cancellations. “Directed Secretary @MoCA_GoI to review issues related to Jet Airways, especially increasing fares, flight cancellations etc,” Prabhu said in a tweet. Besides asking Civil Aviation Secretary Pradeep Singh Kharola to take necessary steps to protect passenger rights and safety, Prabhu also called for working with all stakeholders for their well being.last_img read more

Think your defined benefit pension is money in the bank Think again

CALGARY — Sue Earl, a 38-year Sears Canada employee, was shocked when she found out she would only initially receive 81 per cent of the value of her pension as part of the company’s insolvency process.The 64-year-old from Cobourg, Ont., had assumed her defined-benefit pension was “money in the bank,” a guaranteed amount she’d receive in retirement regardless of the financial health of the failing retailer.But then, she also didn’t think Sears would cancel the severance payments she’d been receiving since her store was closed last year — that’s what happened after it filed for court protection from creditors in June.She said the other 19 per cent of her defined-benefit pension is “up in the air.”“Our letter said it would be paid out to us in the next five years, but that depends what they do with it, whether they wind it up or what’s going to happen,” Earl said.“It’s just one more slap, really. You lose your severance and then you find out you might not get all of your pension money.”Personal finance experts say the Sears case shows the risk of depending too much on a defined-benefit pension plan to provide income in retirement if the plan is not fully funded and the sponsor goes bust.James McCreath, an associate portfolio manager with BMO Nesbitt Burns in Calgary, says employer-sponsored pension plans are a good thing because they force people to save for retirement but when a company isn’t healthy enough to fund them, it can result in a lot of stress for employees.“If I had a defined benefit plan, I’d certainly sharpen my pencil on reviewing it to see if there’s an unfunded liability and how that perhaps would impact my retirement,” he said.Tony Salgado, director of CIBC Wealth Strategies in Toronto, says many don’t even know what kind of pension plan they have, much less what their retirement income might be.“Incorporate some wiggle room,” he advises.“If you were to take a 10 per cent haircut on what you have through your retirement pension plan, what other sources of income will you have available?”Defined-benefit plans promise members a retirement income usually based on salary and years of service. But an aging population that is living longer has increased the cost of the plans at the same time that low interest rates have also increased funding requirements, leaving many plan sponsors with a shortfall.Sears has been paying $3.7 million a month to top up its underfunded defined-benefit plan, as required by Ontario provincial law, but has asked a court to allow it to suspend those payments while it restructures.Meanwhile, Ontario has proposed new rules that would see defined-benefit pension plans it regulates not require topping up as long as they are 85 per cent funded, down from the current 100 per cent.In Cobourg, Sue Earl says she is receiving employment insurance benefits and has started her Canada Pension Plan payments early to top up her RRSPs and pay down debt.She has received a pay out on the defined-contribution pension plan Sears started in 2008, but is still waiting for payout of the defined benefit plan it replaced — both have to be reinvested in locked-in accounts until retirement.Her husband, Ralph, has a small pension and, after a “hard look at our finances,” she thinks they’ll be OK.“I mean, we’re not driving Mercedes, we’re going to drive our car into the ground. If we take a trip we’re going to be budgeting for it. I mean, we’re going to have to be careful with our money.” read more

BlackBerry focuses on cool factor as it returns to Orlando for annual

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email ORLANDO, Fla. – BlackBerry will pull out all the stops this week as the company welcomes thousands of industry players for BlackBerry Live, its annual three-day conference which promises to offer some perspective into its future.Chief executive Thorsten Heins will take the stage on Tuesday and is expected to deliver a keynote speech that could reveal a lower-priced version of its latest phone and some clues about whether the company plans to abandon tablet technology forever.BlackBerry Live is both an information session and a hype machine for the company, which has several giant parties planned for its supporters who fly in from around the world and to attend the event.The conference takes place at the Marriott World Center, a sprawling complex that acts as a mothership for all of the related events that surround it that range from workshops to live concerts.On Sunday, the preparations were underway for the massive event as staff scurried around, or in some cases scooted through the halls on Segways, putting up signs and other displays.Tour buses with the BlackBerry logo warmed up their engines and drove practice runs around the various hotels and resorts where conference attendees will stay.The meticulous plans have been in the works for months.When BlackBerry held the conference last year, the company was in dire straits. Questions swirled about its future and whether it would sell its operations to a competitor. Heins tried to refocus the attention by unveiling new features of the then in-development BlackBerry 10 operating system, though the crowd wasn’t shown what the new phones would look like.Since then, the company has aggressively tried to regain its status as a leading smartphone maker with the launch of BlackBerry 10 and two new smartphones.This year, BlackBerry will use the event to champion its image as a major smartphone player, though sales numbers for its latest devices in the United States won’t be revealed until the company reports its financial results in June.One lingering question will be whether another BlackBerry PlayBook will see the light of day, since Heins has been cryptic about the company’s strategy in the portable computer market.Last month, he told The Canadian Press that the company is “thinking about” another tablet “in the context of BlackBerry 10.” In later interviews, he predicted tablets will be a dying technology in five years, replaced by other mobile computing devices.It’s widely expected that Heins hopes to turn BlackBerry smartphones into portable computers that work in conjunction with other devices — think bringing your smartphone into work and it linking with your monitor through Bluetooth technology.While it’s unlikely he will unveil a new product at the conference that maps out how those ideas will be linked, he boasted in January that he had returned his laptop to BlackBerry’s IT department as he had adopted the new version of the smartphone as his personal computer.BlackBerry Live doubles as both a way to inform telecom executives and developers about the company’s future as well as a way to impress them with flashy parties and famous people.This year, Alicia Keys is scheduled to be part of an hour-long discussion about women in the technology industry before she appears at a private concert Tuesday at Universal Studios.Other artists scheduled to appear include Miguel, the Alabama Shakes and DJ Cedric Gervais who generated headlines last year when Madonna mentioned his song “Molly” and wound up in a social media spat with Canadian DJ Deadmau5. The concert will be streamed live on the company’s website.BlackBerry hired Keys as global creative director in January, but the pop singer has played a relatively minor public role as the face of BlackBerry.During her concerts she uses the BlackBerry as a prop for one of her songs and uploads live performance videos from the phone. She also occasionally posts updates on social media that plug the new smartphones, though her face isn’t part of the company’s advertising campaign.BlackBerry has insisted that Keys is playing an active role in the company’s new devices, and has made several presentations to executives over the past few months.In April, Keys visited the company’s headquarters in Waterloo, Ont. to discuss her future role at the company, which has been written off by some in the industry as little more than a glorified spokeswoman.“That’s exactly what she is. Let’s not kid ourselves,” said Mark Tauschek, senior research analyst at InfoTech Research Group.“(It’s not) like she’s actually going to have input into industrial design and functionality. At the end of the day, she’s not qualified to do that, and second of all she probably doesn’t have the inclination to do that.”As far as representing the BlackBerry, Keys has delivered mixed results at best. She grabbed the most headlines earlier this year when it appeared that she tweeted from an iPhone just days after announcing her partnership with BlackBerry.She later said the post wasn’t hers, but that her Twitter account had been “hacked.”What Keys brings to BlackBerry is a celebrity name that is respected across several demographics, but like many spokespeople — previous BlackBerry representatives like Will.I.Am and U2 included — it’s difficult to quantify how they influence the brand.“We don’t have any previous examples as to where this has helped much,” said Troy Crandall, MacDougall, MacDougall & MacTier“So I guess analysts, like anyone, go on past history or other company’s histories and how well this really helped anyone.”For Keys, BlackBerry Live may prove to be the greatest opportunity to prove to skeptics that she’s more than just a famous face.On Wednesday, Blackberry will focus several events on the future outside North America. The company is a dominant player in countries like Nigeria, the Philippines and Indonesia.___For more coverage of BlackBerry Live follow David Friend on Twitter. BlackBerry focuses on cool factor as it returns to Orlando for annual event by David Friend, The Canadian Press Posted May 13, 2013 4:15 am MDT read more

If browser tabs are getting the better of you heres how you

first_imgIT’S MONDAY, IT’S the start of the work week and chances are you have fifty things to do before the day is finished.For most of us, it requires you to research or look up multiple pages while keeping your email and other important web pages accessible.This leaves you with multiple tabs open which not only gets messy, but can also slow down your browser, especially if it’s loading up media-rich sites.Thankfully, if this is causing you problems, there are numerous plugins which allow you to better organise your tabs and free up browser memory.One of the most popular examples is OneTab (Chrome and Firefox), which brings every tab you have open on a window to the one page. Source: TheJournal.ieIf you find yourself regularly having numerous browser tabs open and want to give yourself some peace of mind, it’s a great way of clearing things up.Just remember that since you’re restoring pages, you’re effectively reloading them so any unsaved information will be lost.(OneTab for Chrome and Firefox)Read: Wonder who can see your Google Drive files? This will show you >Read: Eyes always hurting after looking at a screen? This will help ease the pain >last_img read more

Injury update on NXT wrestler Solomon Crowe

first_imgRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipThe latest body positive movement on InstagramVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:36/Current Time 0:02Loaded: 100.00%0:02Remaining Time -0:34 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list The Best Instagram Filter Available Now Playing Up Next Meghan Markle leads celebs in mourning fashion photographer Peter Lindbergh Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter WWE NXT wrestler Solomon Crowe posted the following injury update on Twitter about his chipped tibia he suffered at a live event last week:“Got my MRI results back…. And I don’t need surgery! More motivated and hungry than ever… The countdown begins now!”Crowe also posted the following photo on his Instagram: David Beckham says Brooklyn mocked him for risque photoshoot The latest body positive movement on Instagram Facebook WhatsApp Now Playing Up Next Pinterest Kristin Cavallari Won’t Take The Blame For Her Instagram Post Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next WWE star Peyton Royce shares photo from Honeymoon with AEW star Shawn Spears Carmella speaks out on a recent health scare has caused her to miss time from WWE Now Playing Up Next Google+ Alexa Bliss shows off her new tattoos, Zelina Vega pays tribute to the late singer Aaliyahlast_img read more

105 WWE Results Bridgeport Connecticut CenaRollins

first_img WWE United States Championship match added to Money in the Bank on May 19 Erick Rowan Google+ CM Punk & AJ Lee Join Horror Movie Vin Diesel and John Cena share ‘intense’ scene Now Playing Up Next John Cena Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Pinterest WhatsApp NXT TakeOver XXV Results – 6/1/19 (Johnny Gargano vs. Adam Cole for the NXT Championship) Videos Articles WWEs Miz and Maryse Expecting Second Childcenter_img Now Playing Up Next How To Win A Trip To Meet The Miz And Becky Lynch Facebook Cesaro Hopeful WWE Will Reunite The Bar NXT TakeOver XXV set to take place in Bridgeport, Connecticut on Saturday, June 1 Videos Articles Twitter Now Playing Up Next Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Now Playing Up Next 10/5 WWE Results: Bridgeport, Connecticut1. The Usos def. The Wyatt Family2. Sami Zayn def. Tyson Kidd3. WWE Divas Champion AJ Lee def. Paige in a 2/3 Falls Match.4. R-Truth def. The Miz5. WWE United States Champion Sheamus def. Bray Wyatt6. Jack Swagger def. Bo Dallas7. WWE Intercontinental Champion Dolph Ziggler def. Cesaro8. John Cena def. Seth Rollins in a Street Fight.Source: The Wrestling Observer/Figure Four OnlineRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipCesaro Hopeful WWE Will Reunite The BarVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:59/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:05Remaining Time -0:55 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Seth Rollinslast_img read more

Fox Stewart lead in Vancouver City Council race

first_imgJeanne Stewart and Sarah Fox have likely prevailed in the seven-way race for Vancouver City Council Position 6, pulling ahead of the pack to advance to the November general election.The preliminary results as of 8:15 p.m. Tuesday showed Fox with 22.87 percent of the vote and Stewart with 22.86 percent. Fox was leading Stewart by two votes.Voter turnout was 20.3 percent, according to the Clark County Auditor’s Office, with 47,456 ballots returned. However, an estimated 11,000 ballots have yet to be counted and have the potential to change the election’s outcome.In the three-way race for Position 2, incumbent Erik Paulsen comfortably led with 64.73 percent of ballots cast in his favor, while challenger Maureen McGoldrick beat out Justin Forsman for a spot in the general election with 20.87 percent to Forsman’s 14.40 percent.Whittling down Position 6The results conclude a crowded primary election season for the Vancouver City Council. That was especially true of Position 6, currently held by Bill Turlay, who did not seek re-election.last_img read more

Seasonal school layoffs spell net job loss in July in Clark County

first_imgClark County saw a substantial amount of job losses and job gains over the month of July, culminating in a net loss of 600 nonfarm jobs, according to the latest data from the Washington Employment Security Department, leaving the county’s total employment at 170,900.The bulk of the lost jobs were due to layoffs in the education sector, according to regional economist Scott Bailey, which is typical for July. In his own report, he wrote that once seasonal trends are accounted for, the county’s employment actually rose by an estimated 300 jobs.“Teachers get paid year round,” Bailey told the Columbian. “But the classified staff do not have a full-year contract.”The latter category can include paraeducators, clerical workers and bus drivers if they work for the district, Bailey said. Those job categories always see substantial layoffs going into the summer, followed by a surge in hiring when the school year resumes.A total of 600 jobs were lost at public K-12 schools, along with 400 at state institutions and 300 at private schools, but the losses were offset by 400 new jobs in the construction sector and another 200 jobs in recreation services.The recreation services gains tend to come from workers at summer entertainment venues and activities, Bailey said.The county’s unemployment rate was estimated at 5.4 percent, a slight increase from the 5.3 percent reported in June and a 0.7 point increase from the 4.7 percent reported in July 2018. For comparison, Washington State’s July unemployment rate was estimated at 4.5 percent.last_img read more

Rangers given Ryan Kent warning

first_imgSteven Gerrard is keen on signing Ryan Kent permanently from Liverpool but it appears that the youngster will not be allowed to leave this summer. Ryan Kent had an excellent loan spell with Rangers last season and went on to pick the SPFA Young Player of the Year award.After impressing so much at the Ibrox, Steven Gerrard is keen on signing the youngster on a permanent basis from Liverpool. However, it appears that the youngster will have a chance to feature for the Reds first team next season.Jurgen Klopp decided to field Ryan Kent in both of his team’s preseason games in which he impressed.And while Steven Gerrard is keen to sign the player, club legend, Sir Kenny Dalglish has warned his former player that he will have to be patient.“I’m sure Jurgen Klopp will try to be helpful to Steven Gerrard whenever he can,” Dalglish wrote in the Sunday Post.“We’ve seen that with the number of players who have made the journey from Anfield to Ibrox on loan since Steven became Light Blues manager.Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.“But Jurgen’s priority is his own team. And, right now, Klopp needs Kent.“Liverpool’s pre-season is well under way, but they are still missing one or two players. So that’s why the likes of Kent and Harry Wilson have been getting a game.“If Kent impresses and really catches the eye of the manager, then he may well not be allowed to leave as Jurgen will see him as part of his first-team squad.“Alternatively, a big-money bid could come in for Ryan, and there would be a decision whether to sell or not.“We will just have to wait and see what happens. Rangers will need to be patient with this one.”And with Gerrard keen on challenging for the title next season, it is likely that the midfielder is not going to give up on the dream to sign Ryan Kent this summer.last_img read more

Another coach fired in the MLS as Houston sack Cabrera

first_imgFifth MLS coach to be fired this season is Wilmer Cabrera.According to a report from ESPN, Wilmer Cabrera has been sacked by the Huston Dynamo.He joins  FC Cincinnati’s Alan Koch, Colorado’s Anthony Hudson, New England’s Brad Friedel, and Real Salt Lake’s Mike Petke, on the list of managerial casualties.In a statement, Dynamo Senior vice president and GM Matt Jordan said:“We’d like to thank Wilmer for all of his hard work and dedication over the course of the last two and a half seasons with the Houston Dynamo.”“Including last year’s U.S. Open Cup title. ”“We wish him all the best moving forward.”“At this time, we as a club believe the team will benefit from a fresh perspective as we enter the final third of our season and make a push to qualify for the playoffs.”Cabrera’s record at the Dynamo was 32 wins, 39 defeats, and 22 ties.Assistant coach Davy Arnaud will be the caretaker manager for the rest of the season.Chile, Alexis SanchezAlexis Sanchez rules out move to David Beckham’s Inter Miami Andrew Smyth – September 5, 2019 Alexis Sanchez reckons he’s still got another “five or six years left” of European football in him amid links of a move to David Beckham’s Inter Miami.Houston still has nine games left to play before the playoffs.While they are six points behind state rivals Dallas in the race for 7th place. They still have a slim chance of making it to the playoffs.Third-year assistant Arnaud has his work cut out for him in his first manager’s job.If he leads them to the playoffs, he will give himself a great chance of getting the job on a full-time basis.Arnaud knows the MLS. He has spent his entire career, both as a player and a coach in it.He played for Kansas City, Montreal Impact and DC United. he played 368 games, scoring 54 goals and having 47 assists. and scored 47. He 2004 he was part of the Kansas team that won the Lamar Hunt U.S Open Cup.TORONTO, CANADA – OCTOBER 20: Davy Arnaud #22 of the Montreal Impact moves the ball during MLS action against the Toronto FC at BMO Field October 20, 2012 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Abelimages/Getty Images)last_img read more

This is what Mbappe would do if he had to choose

first_imgThe Paris Saint-Germain superstar was asked about his decision if he had to choose between the Barcelona or the Juventus player.One of the most asked questions in football right now is, who is better? Barcelona’s Lionel Messi or Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo?And when asked, Paris Saint-Germain footballer Kylian Mbappe was very honest and even gave a funny response.“If I had the choice between Messi and Ronaldo for my team? I’d retire and take both of them, to be sure that we win!” he was quoted by Goal.“I could choose one, but it would likely be at the expense of the other. And you don’t have the right to denigrate one of these two monsters. To choose one would be an insult to everything that the other has achieved.”Cristiano Ronaldo, JuventusSerie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….“When I was younger, I had fun comparing them both. From one year to the next, I changed [who he preferred], even though I admit to having defended Ronaldo more often,” he continued.“But now I’m grown up I’m less certain. There are the Barca followers who prefer [Johan] Cruyff and Messi. And there are others who will say that Ronaldo is the greatest athlete that football has known and has won things wherever he went.”“We use him too much. We always have 14 or 15 players. He [Mbappe] has just played nine games in a row with the responsibility of scoring,” he added.“When he is on the bench once, are you surprised? You should be surprised that he plays nine matches in a row! This was the last opportunity to protect him. He has felt something muscular in the last three games. He’s been playing too much.”last_img read more

Scott Brown is nervous of Scottish Premier League finale

first_imgRangers are close and want to spoil Celtic’s eighth consecutive title in the Scottish Premier League.Celtic is currently in the first position of the Scottish Premier League table followed nine points behind by Rangers.And even tho they have a good margin between the two teams, Celtic’s Scott Brown is still nervous about the finale.“We believe that we are better than anyone on the day, but we need to make sure that we go up there with the right attitude and get the points on the board,” Brown was quoted by The Express.“We have been in a good position this season, we have more points this season at this stage than last season so we are in a good place.”“Of course, you always get that little bit nervous but we have been there, done it before,” he added.“We know where we are coming from and we know how to do it.”Mikey Johnston, CelticJohnston is disappointed after being injured Manuel R. Medina – September 11, 2019 Celtic winger Mikey Johnston was disappointed to miss Scotland Under 21 national team’s victories over San Marino and Croatia, and he hopes he can return to play soon.There are three matches left for Celtic: against Aberdeen today, then they will take on the Rangers, and will close the 2018-2019 season against Hearts.The team is also playing in the Scottish Cup Final on May 25th against Hearts.📋 The #CelticFC team news is here!Here’s how the Bhoys line up to face @AberdeenFC! 🍀#ABECEL #SPFL— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) May 4, 2019last_img read more

Barnes on how Watford can upset Man City

first_imgLiverpool and Watford legend John Barnes has revealed how Javi Gracia’s men can become the fifth side to upset Manchester City in this season’s FA Cup final at Wembley this Saturday.The Hornets will be facing one of their toughest challenges in recent times as they battle to overcome a formidable Man City side fresh from winning the Premier League title.Speaking on behalf of BT Sport, former Watford player John Barnes told JOE the Hornets can emulate the inspired performance of the Foxes at the Etihad.“It’s a one-off so anything can happen,” Barnes said.“Obviously Manchester City are overwhelming favourites, but if you look at the way Watford play, and you look at the way Leicester played against Manchester City whereby they had one up front and five in midfield, defended in numbers, defended deep, didn’t push too far forward, it took a fantastic shot from Vincent Kompany to win.“I think that’s the way Watford have to approach the game and look to set pieces to maybe cause an upset,” Barnes explained.Barnes went on to caveat this by acknowledging that City are huge favourites, dismissing any talk of complacency.Alexis Sanchez5 footballers who moved into music & DJ’ing Jozef Fabian – September 6, 2019 Have a look at some footballers who swapped their football boots for a DJ Turntable, DJ Mixer, and microphone!John Barnes believes Watford can take inspiration from Leicester’s valiant performance at the Etihad in the FA Cup final this weekend | @ReubenPinder— FootballJOE (@FootballJOE) May 17, 2019“Manchester City are overall favourites and they’re playing with a lot of confidence, they won’t play with complacency because will not let them get complacent,” he said.“They can create history by being the first team in England to do so. So I expect Manchester City to win but anything can happen.”A win for Man City will see them complete a historic domestic treble for the first time in the club’s history.last_img read more

Zlatan Ibrahimovic brands MLS playoff system s

first_imgLA Galaxy captain Zlatan Ibrahimovic has made it crystal clear he is no fan of the MLS play-off after branding the system as “s***”.Ibrahimovic is currently in the middle of his second season of MLS football, where he has scored 16 goals in 18 games to help Galaxy to fifth-place in the Western Conference standings.With just 11 league matches left, Guillermo Barros Schelotto’s side are in strong contention to be one of the seven Western teams to reach the playoffs as six points separate them from Portland in eighth.But Ibrahimovic, who has won league titles with Ajax, Inter Milan, AC Milan, Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain, doesn’t like the idea of a league champion being crowned via a play-off system.“I think the system is s***. How can you learn mentality if you only have to reach the play-offs?” said Ibrahimovic, according to Goal.“You just need to win the play-offs, and that’s it. The results in each game are important, but here, if you come in seventh place, you make the play-offs and win, you are champion.“For me, the mentality is every day, training the way you train is the way you play a game, and with the MLS system, how do you create that mentality to be in your toes 24 hours?”Lionel Messi, Paul PogbaPaul Pogba has spoken to Lionel Messi over his future Andrew Smyth – September 10, 2019 Manchester United star Paul Pogba had a chat with Lionel Messi, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Zinedine Zidane and many others over his future, says his brother.The big Swede will return to action for Galaxy on Monday away to DC United in another league match.FC Dallas and Seattle Sounders will then come up before Galaxy meet Cruz Azul in the Leagues cup semi-finals on August 21. They will then take on local rivals Los Angeles FC, who sit 15 points above them in the standings, just five days later.While he may not fancy the post-season play-off system, Ibrahimovic will be keen to enter it this time around after missing out by a single point last season.Zlatan on the MLS format: “I think the system is shit.” #LAGalaxy— Delmy Barillas (@DelmyBarillas) August 8, 2019last_img read more