Potential liver donors offer to help Inuk woman rejected for transplant

first_imgTORONTO – A lawyer for an Inuk activist suffering from acute liver failure says several supporters have volunteered to be her organ donor, but the search for a viable match is being stalled by an Ontario transplant program’s six-month sobriety requirement.According to friends and family, Delilah Saunders was sent to a Toronto hospital in critical condition after having been denied a spot on a transplant waiting list because she hadn’t remained sober for the previous six months.Lawyer Caryma S’ad, who is representing Saunders, said the 26-year-old woman’s condition has slightly improved and she seemed more like her usual self on Sunday as she and her family awaited further test results to find out if she is on track to make a recovery or still needs a liver transplant.“We’re still in that wait-and-see game, but by all accounts, she looks stronger and in better spirits,” S’ad said. “She’s an incredible and resilient person, so if anyone’s going to fight through this, it’s hopefully going to be Delilah.”After being diagnosed with acute liver failure about a week ago, Saunders was transferred from the Ottawa Hospital to Toronto General Hospital on Thursday to be assessed in a transplant clinic.S’ad said friends, family and even strangers have offered to donate parts of their liver to Saunders, but none of the candidates have been screened because of an Ontario organ donation agency’s policy requiring patients with alcohol-related liver damage to abstain from substance use for a minimum of six months.“If a transplant is needed, the first step will be determining her eligibility,” she said. “(There are) things that could be happening in the background, but she’s not on the list yet.”The Trillium Gift of Life Network, which provides organs for transplants in Ontario, says its abstinence policy is used across Canada and the United States.A spokesperson for Trillium has confirmed the agency plans to launch a pilot project to suspend the six-month requirement and provide transplants to almost 100 patients with alcohol-related liver disease.Transplant physicians have said there is a critical organ shortage and research has shown that some alcoholics resume drinking after a transplant, leading to liver failure.S’ad said several potential donors have offered to help Saunders with full awareness of her history of alcohol use, making the “arbitrary” criteria even less applicable.She said she is prepared to challenge the policy in court if necessary, and while her chief concern is Saunders’ well-being, she thinks the case has the potential to help hundreds of patients in similar situations.“Delilah is an advocate in every other respect, so I think that would please her very much … if this can have a broader impact,” she said.Saunders’ case is the latest in a series of clashes over the transplant policy, and has drawn national attention with demonstrations being held in several Canadian cities.Amnesty International has thrown its support behind a campaign for Saunders’ inclusion on the waiting list, and praised her for her work advocating for the human rights of Innu and other Indigenous women.Ossie Michelin, a friend of Saunders who helped organize the campaign, said her personal struggles and Indigenous rights advocacy are intimately connected.“We knew from the very beginning that this is what she’d want us to do. She’d want us to fight,” Michelin said. “We just keep thinking about all of the people who do not have a support network like Delilah.”Saunders began advocating for the rights of missing and murdered indigenous women following the murder of her sister Loretta in 2014 in Halifax, and according to Michelin, she started drinking around the same time.Saunders had been sober for several months before relapsing shortly after giving emotionally charged testimony before the National Inquiry into Murder and Missing Women and Girls at Membertou First Nation in Cape Breton in October, Michelin said.“Loretta was gone in an instant,” he said. “Her mom was saying this time she’s losing her child, but this time it’s happening in slow motion right in front of her.”—By Adina Bresge in Halifaxlast_img read more

Delhi HC quashes FIR accusing AAP MLA Somnath Bharti of domestic violence

first_imgNew Delhi: The Delhi High Court Tuesday quashed an FIR accusing AAP MLA Somnath Bharti of domestic violence. Justice Chander Shekhar allowed Bharti’s plea to quash the criminal case after noting that Bharti and his wife Lipika Mitra are living happily together. The court also noted that the woman has no objection if the FIR is quashed. It had earlier allowed Bharti’s wife to withdraw her petition seeking cancellation of the bail granted to him in the domestic violence case in view of the settlement of their marital dispute. Mitra had on June 10, 2015 filed a complaint against him with the Delhi Commission for Women and an FIR was lodged by the police on September 9, 2015 for allegedly subjecting her to domestic violence and trying to kill her.last_img read more

Egypt presidency hails high turnout in key referendum

first_imgCAIRO- Egypt’s presidency hailed on Thursday the “high turnout” in a constitutional referendum, billed by the military-installed government as an endorsement of the overthrow of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in July.The president’s spokesman “remarked, on the high turnout in the referendum, that it was a beautiful day for Egypt and democracy,” a statement said.Official results for two days of voting that ended Wednesday have not yet been announced.last_img

Russian Foreign Minister to Visit Morocco Discuss Regional Issues

Rabat – During a four-day official visit, Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov will fly to Algeria, Morocco, and Tunisia January 23-26.According to Lavrov’s spokeswoman Maria Zakharova, the Russian minister will hold “meetings with representatives of the countries’ top leadership as well as talks with the foreign ministers.”The officials will discuss bilateral relations and share opinions “on key issues of the regional and international situation,” Russian news agency Tass quoted Zakharova as saying on Wednesday. The three Maghreb countries “pursue an active foreign policy, make a substantial contribution to multilateral efforts towards finding the answers to new challenges and threats, including global ones,” Zakharova explained.Read Also: Morocco Removes Customs Duty on Russian GrainThe spokeswoman noted that Russia has interests in increasing cooperation with the three Maghreb countries. Through the talks, Russia will also focus on coordinating “on the settlement of the problems existing in the Middle East and North Africa, as well as the Sahara-Sahel region,” she added.Morocco and Russia enjoy good relations which go back to the late 1950s. The last meeting between Lavrov and Moroccan foreign minister Nasser Bourita took place in September last year at the 73rd United Nations General Assembly.Growing economic relations between Russia and MoroccoTrade between the two countries has increased in recent years. The volume of trade increased from approximately $200 million in 2001 to $2.5 billion in 2015.However, in the first seven months of 2018, total trade between Morocco and Russia was down to $900 million.In early October 2018, Russian and Moroccan officials met to discuss business cooperation, especially increasing Morocco’s export of agricultural products.Read Also: Ambassador to Morocco: Morocco Made no Request for Russian S-400 Missiles SystemsMoroccan Minister of Agriculture Aziz Akhannouch said that agricultural products represent 77 percent of Moroccan exports to Russia, estimated at MAD 1.5 billion.Russian Minister of Agriculture Dmitry Patrushev stated that the volume of bilateral trade in agricultural products and food has increased. “Since the beginning of this year, it has amounted to more than $300 million,” Patrushev said. He asserted the figure was a 16 percent increase from the previous year.He also predicted, “The agricultural trade between Russia and Morocco will grow to $500 million.”In October last year, Russian companies Gazprom, Novatek, and Stroytransgaz examined  their options to invest in natural gas projects in Morocco, Patrushev told Russian news agency Sputnik on October 4. read more

West African youth to benefit from worldclass ICT training at Togolese centre

The new Internet Training Centre, located in the Togolese capital, Lomé, is part of a broader effort by the UN International Telecommunications Union (ITU) and its partners to extend the benefits of ICTs to people everywhere and prepare countries for a broadband-enabled economy.“The skills taught at this new Internet Training Centre will help young Africans from all socio-economic strata establish exciting and well-paid careers in the booming ICT sector – a sector which has been responsible for creating more jobs over the past five years than any other industry,” said ITU Secretary-General Hamadoun Touré. Five instructors are now being trained in the Cisco Certified Networking Academy (CCNA) curriculum, using a train-the-trainer approach, according to a news release issued by ITU. The curriculum will then be offered to students beginning next year. “The world-class ICT training available at the Centre will enable more young people from Togo and the West African region to gain industry-recognized certification and skills that will be in strong demand in today’s and tomorrow’s labour market,” stated the agency.ITU’s Internet Training Centre initiative was launched in 2001, with Cisco Systems as the first major global partner. Since then it has grown into a network of more 80 Internet Training Centres around the world, with additional partners including the European Commission and Microsoft, as well as local training and education institutes in different regions. 9 December 2010Young people across West Africa will have the opportunity to boost their career prospects through the study of information and communication technologies (ICTs) thanks to a new training institute set up through a partnership between the United Nations, a Togolese telecoms centre and Cisco Systems. read more

Travel goods from Sri Lanka to enjoy duty free entry to US

Production of travel goods in Sri Lanka continues to remain as Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) industry, which provides livelihood to a considerable number of men and women at the grassroots level and this development would bolster the local manufacturing industry and investments in this industry. It would also lead to the creation of new jobs in the travel goods manufacturing sector in Sri Lanka. Export of travel goods from Sri Lanka will enjoy duty free entry to the United States following a decision by the United States administration to approve the inclusion of travel goods from all GSP beneficiary countries, including Sri Lanka, in the expanded US General System of Preferences (GSP) scheme on July 1, 2017, the Foreign Ministry said today.  This would enable the duty-free entry of products such as bags, wallets and backpacks in to the US market after being previously charged 6 to 20 percent of tariff.Following this concession, Sri Lanka’s travel goods exports to the United States will have the potential to regain the market share previously enjoyed by Sri Lanka by making the country among top 10 suppliers to the US market, once again.  The inclusion of travel goods in the GSP is expected to help US travel goods brands and retailers to broaden sourcing options for these products. US companies having a manufacturing plant in Sri Lanka in the travel goods industry could also export the finished product not only to the US market under zero duty but could also export to the EU under EU GSPPlus, India and Pakistan under the respective Free Trade Agreements as well. (Colombo Gazette) read more

President orders crackdown on damage to Muthurajawela sanctuary

Environmentalists had recently raised concerns over moves by a private company to construct a housing scheme in the sanctuary. (Colombo Gazette) President Maithripala Sirisena has ordered a crackdown on damage caused to the environment in the Muthurajawela wetland sanctuary.The President’s media division said that the President had ordered that all constructions, land filling and other activities which damage the environment in the Muthurajawela wetland sanctuary be suspended.

Security Council extends UN mission in South Sudan urges inclusive dialogue towards

By a vote of 13 in favour to none against with two abstentions (Russia and Venezuela), the Council adopted a resolution extending the Mission’s mandate until 15 December 2015. It acknowledged that the Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan to resolve the nearly two-year conflict, signed in August, was the first step in reversing the “difficult” political and economic situation, as well as a humanitarian and security “catastrophe.”The Council also expressed its intention to consider taking all necessary measures against those “whose actions jeopardize peace, stability and security in South Sudan.” In the preamble to the resolution, it insists that those guilty of such acts or entities may be subject to “targeted sanctions.”Through the text, the Council made a series of requests to the Secretary-General, among them, to prioritize the complete deployment of UNMISS personnel to the authorized military and police strength, including tactical military helicopters and unarmed unmanned aerial systems. It also requested the Secretary-General to conduct a mandate review within 45 days, and to provide both an assessment and recommendations for “necessary civilian and force structure capabilities” for UNMISS deployment. In addition, the Council requested the Secretary-General to make available technical assistance to implement Chapter V of the Agreement — including in the setting up of the hybrid court for South Sudan — to the Commission of the African Union and to the Transitional Government of National Unity. In addition, it requested him to report to within six months on such assistance, and similarly, invited the African Union to share information, expressing its intention to assess the work accomplished.More generally, the Council demanded that the Government of South Sudan comply “fully and without delay” with the Status of Forces Agreement with UNMISS, and that all parties allow the rapid, safe and unhindered access of relief personnel and delivery of humanitarian assistance, and immediately cease from violence. read more

DAngelo Russells 32 lead Ohio State mens basketball to 58point win

Freshman guard D’Angelo Russell (0) passes the ball during a game against Sacred Heart on Nov. 23 at the Schottenstein Center. OSU won, 106-48.Credit: Mark Batke / Photo editorThe Ohio State men’s basketball game against Sacred Heart was delayed for a matter of minutes because of a lighting conflict, but it didn’t keep the Buckeyes from lighting up the scoreboard once the game tipped off.The Buckeyes shot 56.4 percent from the floor in the first half and didn’t let up as they defeated the Pioneers, 106-48, Sunday night.The Buckeyes were led by freshman guard D’Angelo Russell, who scored an OSU season-high 32 points, coming up eight points shy of the school freshman single game scoring record.Jared Sullinger holds the freshman record with 40 in a game against Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis in December 2010.Russell said after the game he wasn’t trying to make up for only scoring six points against Marquette.“The last game was behind me at the end of that game. I didn’t think about it at all. The beginning of this game, I just tried to prep for it,” Russell said. “I didn’t honestly know who the opponent was, I just prepared the best way I could and I just told myself whoever was guarding me, I was going to destroy him.”Russell executed his plan well, as he added nine rebounds and shot 57.1 percent from the floor.Senior guard Shannon Scott, who compiled 25 combined assists in his first two games of the season, recorded a double-double and broke the OSU single game assist record as he tallied 16 helpers to pass the previous record of 15 set by Aaron Craft in 2011.After the game, Scott said that the record isn’t significant if the Buckeyes don’t continue to win games.“It doesn’t mean a lot, I mean it’s good to say that you have it, but I can’t really hold my head on that,” Scott said. “We want to win a lot more games and you can’t really focus on just having a record right now. We want to be the best team that we can be. We can kind of put the game behind us now and get ready for the next one.”OSU had 24 assists as a team, which coach Thad Matta said he was pleased with.“We did a great job of sharing the basketball,” Matta said after the game. “Shannon, 16 assists and whatever he had the other night, he has got a great command right now in terms of his demeanor and finding guys.”Matta put it as simple as he possibly could after the 58-point win.“That was a heck of a performance by our starting backcourt tonight,” he said.The Buckeyes never trailed as they opened up a 25-point lead at halftime as Russell, sophomore forward Marc Loving and senior forward Sam Thompson all scored in double figures in the opening 20 minutes.Thompson got the crowd of 12,941 at the Schottenstein Center out of their seats early with a trio of alley-oop slams in the first half, the last coming at the first-half buzzer off a lob from Russell.Russell said he gets just as much, if not more, excitement when his teammates make a play as compared to when he does.“They are both a crazy feeling. Sam is a crazy athlete,” Russell said. “Just throwing it up to him, knowing he is going to dunk it, I think it is more exciting when he is dunking the ball than me (scoring).”Thompson finished the night with 12 points on six-of-eight shooting.OSU shot a sweltering 56.9 percent for the game from the floor as all nine Buckeyes that played scored at least four points.Redshirt-senior forward Anthony Lee got his first career start as a Buckeye with senior center Amir Williams sitting out Sunday’s game with a sore right knee. Lee finished the night with six points and four rebounds.Matta said after the game that Williams was held out as a precaution, but could have played if needed.“It’s just been a lingering problem. I felt like we probably needed to hold him out one more night. He told me during the game, ‘Just so you know, I am playing on Wednesday,’” Matta said. “It’s nothing structural or anything like that. We have just been monitoring it and thinking big picture for him.”Senior center Trey McDonald led all players with 14 boards and added eight points in extended minutes with Williams out.Sacred Heart freshman center Filip Nowicki led the Pioneers with 10 points to go along with nine rebounds.The Buckeyes are set to return to action Wednesday against Campbell University. Tip is set for 7 p.m. at the Schottenstein Center. read more

Duke and Duchess of Sussex wedding outfits to go on public display

The tiara and dress were seen by millions around the world on May 19, as the television ceremony and carriage ride allowed the Duchess’ striking boat-necked wedding gown to be admired from afar. In it is the brooch given to the then-Princess Mary in 1893 by the County of Lincoln on her marriage to Prince George, Duke of York: the future King George V. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex after their weddingCredit:Julian Simmonds While the Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding gown went on display in 2011 at Buckingham Palace as part of the summer exhibition, this will be a standalone exhibition dedicated to both bride and groom.It will include Queen Mary’s 1932 diamond and platinum bandeau tiara, loaned to the Duchess by the Queen for the ceremony and on public display for the first time in its long history. Embroidered ears of wheat, symbolising love and charity, lie at the front of the veil, which required those working on it to wash their hands every half an hour to keep it pristine. The detail of the veil The Givenchy gownCredit:Royal Collection Trust The Queen Mary tiara The Givenchy gown The wedding dress worn by the Duchess of Sussex is to go on display at Windsor Castle, allowing visitors their first glimpse at the hundreds of hours of intricate work that went into its delicate embroidery.The Givenchy dress, created by British designer Claire Waight Keller, is to go on show along with a 16-foot-long veil adorned with the 53 flowers of the Commonwealth along with a California Poppy representing Meghan Markle’s own heritage.A copy of the Duke’s Blues and Royals frockcoat uniform will be included in the exhibition, called A Royal Wedding: The Duke And Duchess Of Sussex and due to open in October. The detail of the veilCredit:Royal Collection Trust Meghan Markle walks up the aisle at St George's Chapel The Queen Mary tiaraCredit:Royal Collection Trust Meghan Markle walks up the aisle at St George’s ChapelCredit:Danny Lawson The Duke and Duchess of Sussex after their wedding The exhibition will now give its admirers the chance to see the intricate details of the fabric for the first time, with special attention paid to the veil.Said to have taken “hundreds of hours”, the veil was intended to celebrate the ties between the Duchess’ new family and the Commonwealth, and includes emblems of the Wintersweet which grew in Prince Harry’s childhood home of Kensington Palace. A Royal Wedding: The Duke And Duchess Of Sussex will be at Windsor Castle from October 26 to January 6, and at Holyrood Palace from June 14 to October 6 next year. It will be included as part of a castle admission ticket, which this year cost £21.20. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

Cypriot archeology comes to life in lectures

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Australians will hear about the mysteries of the ancient world, with Dr. George Georgiou delivering a number of lectures on Cypriot archaeology in Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne next week. The prominent senior archaeological officer in the department of antiquities of Cyprus will give three different lectures about the recent excavations around Cyprus and delve into their meaning. With topics ranging from excavations in prehistoric Nicosia and the Phoenicians of Kition, and the archeology of Cyprus today, the lectures will shine a light on ancient civilizations, our ancestors and the way of life of many during these ancient times. For the lecture “Cypriot archaeology today” in Sydney and Canberra, Dr. George will make a brief presentation of the major achievements in Cypriot archeology from the earliest occupation of the island before about 10,000 years until the end of antiquity. Sponsored by many including the Cyprus High Commission, the Australian Archaeological Institute at Athens, there will be two talks each in Sydney and Melbourne and one in Canberra. All lectures are free and in English. Only the NSW lecture “Cypriot archaeology today” will be conducted in Greek. Sydney: Friday 6 July; 6:30 pm “New data on the Phoenicians of Kition excavations by the Department of Antiquities.” CCANESA Lecture Theatre, Madsen Building, Eastern Avenue, University of Sydney Bookings Essential: (02) 9351 4759 or email arts.aaia@sydney.edu.au Sunday 8 July, 3.00pm Lecture in GREEK “Cypriot archaeology today” First Floor, Cyprus Community Club, 58-76 Stanmore Road, Stanmore Canberra: Monday 9 July; 8:00 pm “Cypriot archeology today” Aegean Room, Hellenic Club, Matilda Street, Woden Melbourne: Tuesday 10 July, 6:00 pm “New light on prehistoric Nicosia: evidence from recent excavations” Theatre A, Elisabeth Murdoch Building, University of Melbourne Bookings: potter-events@unimelb.edu.au or call 03 8344 0327 Wednesday 11 July, 2:00pm “New evidence for the Phoenicians from excavations at the ancient Cypriot city of Kition” Martin Building Lecture Theatre, University of La Trobelast_img read more

Aegean island on sale for just 14 million

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram An uninhabited private island off the coast of Greece will go on auction at a starting price of 10 million euros (AU$14,34 million) in September, the company organising the sale has announced.The island is part of the Spalathronisia archipelago that sits 500 metres from the Halkidiki peninsula, a tourist hotspot in northern Greece. The sale of the island is the latest from the country’s crisis-hit landowners.The auction of the 10.4-hectare Aegean island looks set to outstrip the sale in March of six Ionian private islands to the Emir of Qatar, Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, who reportedly paid 8.5 million euros for them.Greece’s privately owned islands have been sold off in greater numbers due to a recent increase in property taxes by the government.Russian billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev’s daughter bought the Greek resort island of Skorpios in April, where shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis married Jackie Kennedy in the 1960s.The sale price was not specified, but Greek media reports placed the value of Skorpios at more than 100 million euros.The Greek government has also got in on the act, but has agreed to long-term loans rather than sales of its own island assets.Source: Ninemsn.com.aulast_img read more

Early preview for tonights live 929 WWE RAW from Chicago

first_img Now Playing Up Next Roman Reigns is in Remission Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Pinterest Velvet Sky Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It Twitter Now Playing Up Next Bully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On Twitter AEW on TNT returning to Sears Centre Arena in Chicago on Thanksgiving Eve Facebook Now Playing Up Nextcenter_img Tony Khan talks to the media after All Out, addresses Jon Moxley, Chris Jericho and more Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next WWE RAW is live tonight from Chicago, Illinois. Nothing has been officially advertised for the show as of this writing.WWE.com has a Five-Point Preview that you can view by clicking here. Check back later tonight for live coverage of RAW on Wrestleview.com. Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipBully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On TwitterVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:05Loaded: 100.00%0:05Remaining Time -0:25 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 Ronda Rousey Highlighting WWEs Problems Google+ Now Playing Up Next WhatsApp AEW announces limited tickets are available for tonight’s All Out Pay-Per View Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

Adrian Neville talks time in NXT his next RAW appearance

first_img WWE NXT Results – 9/11/19 (Last episode before the USA Network move, Ripley vs. Baszler) WhatsApp Braun Strowman Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Braun Strowman Still Not Cleared For Match Pinterest WWE Female Superstars Get Green Light To Bounce Between Brands Google+ Facebook Is Ronda Rousey Taking A Hiatus From WWE? Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Nextcenter_img Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Brian Fritz passed this along.NXT superstar Adrian Neville talks with Brian Fritz about finally being in a video game as he will be part of the WWE 2K15 game, the four-way match at NXT TakeOver 2 against Tyler Breeze, Sami Zayn and Tyson Kidd, the atmosphere at Full Sail University for NXT TV shows, competition there within NXT, his first match on Raw recently, when he thinks he will get called up and more.http://www.sportingnews.com/sport/story/2014-10-01/adrian-neville-nxt-wwe-2015-raw-takeoverHere are some excerpts from the interview:On the camaraderie at NXT:“Yeah, it’s a very competitive environment. We all push each other and we all bring out the best in each another, none is more true than between me and Sami Zayn. We’re good friends but we’re very, very competitive in that’s starting to play out a bit in what we do on NXT TV. It’s good competing against your friends and creating that environment where what you do is fun but what you do also brings out the best in each other. it’s a very cool dynamic.”On when he is going to be on Raw again:“Oooh, next week? No I’m joking. You never know when that opportunity is going to come but when it comes I’m ready. I’m ready to go, I’m ready for my chance so fingers crossed, it won’t be too far around the corner.”Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipBraun Strowman Still Not Cleared For MatchVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:33/Current Time 0:01Loaded: 100.00%0:01Remaining Time -0:32 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 Now Playing Up Next Brock Lesnar Twitter Former WWE star ‘Grandmaster Sexay’ dies Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR First match announced for WWE NXT’s debut on the USA Network in two weeks Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles WWE NXT Results – 9/4/19 (Adam Cole defends the NXT Championship against Jordan Myles)last_img read more

Steven Gerrard targets another signing

first_imgSteven Gerrard is looking to secure Rangers’ eighth signing of the season in the coming days as the Scottish giants look to strengthen the squad.Rangers will be completing another signing in the next few days according to manager Steven Gerrard.The Glasgow giants have already signed the likes of Steven Davis, Joe Aribo, Jake Hastie, Jordan Jones and Greg Steward this summer. All these players arrived as free agents and Steven Gerard is keen on adding more players to his stable.Highly rated Liverpool winger Sheyi Ojo also joined on a loan deal while George Edmundson may also join from Oldham.Defense was the main area of concern last season and Steven Gerrard wants to ensure that the backline is catered for next season.And according to Daily Star, the former Liverpool player is eyeing a permanent deal for a defender this summer.Gerrard said: “It will be a permanent deal for a defender.Steven Gerrard, Michael OwenOwen reveals why Liverpool didn’t offer Gerrard a new contract Manuel R. Medina – September 6, 2019 According to Owen, the Reds wanted to sell Gerrard two years before he left the club and that’s why they didn’t offer him a contract renewal.“There is still a way to go but we have had some progress in the last couple of days.“If things progress as they have in the last 48 hours, I’m hoping something will get done by the end of the week.”Rangers won the first game of their Europa League qualification by thumping St Joseph’s 4-0. Ryan Jack, Borna Barisic, Ojo and Alfredo Morelos scored a goal each. And Steven Gerrard was satisfied with his team’s performance.“We never want to come off the gas,” he said. “I don’t think we are at a stage just yet this squad and this team where we can pick and choose where we turn on the gas.“So I was very impressed that we kept passing the ball, we didn’t get bored and we kept trying to create chances and we kept searching for more goals.“We got four tonight, but it possibly could have been a few more.”last_img read more

Kick It Out wants the FA to tackle racism

first_imgIn the opening weekend of the English Championship there were already some racist acts against footballers, and Kick It Out wants this to end.Kick It Out is not happy after some racist incidents happened in the English Championship opening weekend.They are calling on the Football Association (FA) and clubs to tackle racism head-on.“On the first weekend of the season, these incidents should be a reminder for everyone in football that racism and discrimination cannot be ignored,” they wrote in a press release according to Sky Sports.“Clubs and the football authorities must be relentless in calling out this disgraceful behavior, and be prepared to issue strong sanctions and education sessions to any supporter involved.”“We have contacted the clubs to offer our support to the players, are liaising with the police and have informed the FA of all the incidents, so that whoever is responsible can be brought to justice,” they said.“Discrimination casts a shadow over football in this country, and we will not stop highlighting the problem while it remains rife in the game.”Official: Tottenham sign Fulham youngster Ryan Sessegnon Andrew Smyth – August 8, 2019 Tottenham have sealed another transfer deadline day deal to sign the highly-rated Ryan Sessegnon from Fulham.It added: “We condemn any such behavior unequivocally and encourage anyone who witnessed the incident to contact the club or the police with details.”“We would particularly like Cyrus and his family to know that as Fulham fans we won’t tolerate any form of discriminatory behavior at our club.”“On the first weekend of the season, these incidents should be a reminder for everyone in football – racism and discrimination cannot be ignored.”Following multiple reports of discrimination involving players across the @EFL, we have issued a statement: https://t.co/OptxcGiBi1 pic.twitter.com/P5bmUOetTm— Kick It Out (@kickitout) August 5, 2019last_img read more

Felix beats Ronaldo in their first duel of the season

first_imgIn the first match of the season between Juventus and Atletico Madrid, Joao Felix surpassed Cristiano Ronaldo with a brace in Sweden.We already know that Joao Felix is the worthy heir that Cristiano Ronaldo has been looking for at Portugal, they played against each other on Saturday.The kid has been getting all the headlines during the pre-season due to his natural goal-scoring capabilities.Ronaldo hasn’t been as active as everybody expects, age has been an important factor for him to get into the season’s rhythm and today would be no different.As part of the International Champions Cup, both Juventus and Atletico Madrid traveled to Solna for the final match of the pre-season.We were all expecting this clash between master and pupil, none of them disappointed.Cristiano Ronaldo didn’t get to score a goal this evening, but he did manage to deliver a few sparks of quality throughout the 71 minutes he played.Felix was the one who truly got the attention of the whole world now, this kid is pure fire and manager Diego Simeone knows it.“Joao has great capabilities,” said Simeone via Diario AS.“He is adapting very quickly to what the team needs from him. He has a vision that allows him to adapt to many positions on the pitch and he is going through that process right now.”“The best part of all this is that I noticed his desire to learn from the first day he started training with us.”“He keeps his wish to understand what we are trying to teach him and that will shorten the adaptation process.”“He has a natural talent, but his desire to learn is what will make his path to success a lot shorter.”“Footballers have no age these days, Joao Felix will play as much as he needs to play,” he concluded.¿Quién es Cristiano Ronaldo? Yo solo conozco a un mejor portugués de la historia y se llama João Félix Sequeira. pic.twitter.com/RGQbYSyFf8— 🇺🇸 (@s0yRaulATM) August 10, 2019Why does Diego Simeone talk about Joao Felix in this fashion?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….Well, the youngster was coming from a couple of stellar performances in the friendlies against Real Madrid and the MLS All-Star team.Everybody was expecting him to appear against Juventus on Saturday, and his response was to score the two goals that gave Atletico Madrid the victory.The first one was a volley he connected after Kieran Trippier gave him a clinical cross from the right-wing, Felix made a clear movement that sets him apart from any other striker in the world right now.After Sami Khedira pulled one back for Juventus not too long after Felix’s first goal, the kid responded with another volley after an assist from Thomas Lemar.In this case, Joao made the move between the lines and he was the one who pushed the French midfielder to send the pass.Even without the ball, the young striker can make his teammates better players by simply moving on the pitch.This level of skill is very unusual for a player his age, only Kylian Mbappe, Lionel Messi, and Ronaldo himself offered this kind of performances at the same age.Cristiano wasn’t able to get any goals in this match, but he did play a fairly decent match.JOAO FELIX GOLAZOO pic.twitter.com/gBYU82Sp3a— Astro (@Astrobooooooy) August 10, 2019Both clubs begin their respective seasons in the next week.After the first half took place, both clubs started to make changes that completely changed the game’s dynamic. It is hard for us to get more information about both clubs with these modifications, the result remained the same. All we can do is talk about what’s coming for both squads in their respective leagues. Atletico Madrid is the one that will start the season earlier, they play against Getafe next weekend. Juventus open the season a week after that, they will visit Parma for the first Serie A match of the season. However, the Italian giants won’t have any time to rest because their second game of the season will be against SSC Napoli. It will be a strong match too early in the season for either of both teams, none of them are ready to compete at their highest level. Juventus is having a bit of trouble with many new players and a new manager, whereas Napoli has a couple more signings yet to make and they aren’t a complete squad. Carlo Ancelotti recently spoke about the club’s possible arrivals, but he is having trouble convincing the president to make the effort. The Old Lady lost today not because they are not a great squad, but because they faced young Joao Feliz who is on fire.El mejor futbolista portugués de la historia junto a la promesa más grande de su nación.CRISTIANO RONALDO Y JOAO FELIX. pic.twitter.com/7B9MUsDh5h— FAN10 ⚽️ (@SoyFan10) August 10, 2019What do you think about Joao Felix’s performance against Cristiano Ronaldo’s Juventus? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

Beckham dreaming of signing Messi or Ronaldo You never know

first_imgDavid Beckham won’t rule out anything even when it comes to the unlikely prospect of signing Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo for Inter Miami.The Miami-based outfit will debut in the MLS in 2020 and had plans for a 25,000-seater capacity stadium approved for by the Miami public in November 2018.Now Beckham will begin searching for players to join his team, with rumours circulating that the two-time MLS Cup winner is already chasing marquee signings in five-time Ballon d’Or winners Messi and Ronaldo.While owning up to the fact that signing either of them is an unlikely prospect due to the high level they are both still at, Beckham refused to completely rule out Inter Miami’s chances of pulling off a shock coup.“Everyone has their wish list – everyone does! But if you look at the way Leo and Cristiano are still playing, even at what you might think is the later stage of their careers, I don’t see it ending for them,” said Beckham, according to SportsMax.“They’re playing at such a high level that it’s hard to see them leaving the clubs they are at. But we will see. You never know what can happen in football.”The 1999 Ballon d’Or runner-up enjoyed a stunning playing career that saw him win league titles in England, Spain, United States and France.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….Beckham also represented some of the biggest football clubs in history in Manchester United, Real Madrid, AC Milan and Paris Saint-Germain before hanging up his boots in 2013.Therefore, the former LA Galaxy midfielder has plenty of contacts to seek out advice over his new franchise, and he’s been taking advantage of this by talking to ex-United chief executive David Gill.“As an organisation, as a club, we are starting to look at players, and possibilities, at what is possible,” said Beckham.“We’ve got a great team here and we’ll start piecing the things together. But we have to do that quick because it’s only a year away.“I’ve been speaking to people over that time. People like David Gill, who is someone who has a huge amount of experience at Manchester United, asking him about the job he did there.“But there are also other clubs and football people I’ve been around over my career and been able to have and gain experience from. I also have some great partners here in Miami, who understand the U.S market and MLS.“It’s a different world from the European leagues but it’s catching up really quickly and the excitement is there.”MIAMI, FL – JULY 12: Jorge Mas (L) listens as David Beckham speaks during a meeting at the City of Miami City Hall about building a Major League soccer stadium on a public golf course on July 12, 2018 in Miami, Florida. Mr. Beckham and Jorge Mas attended the meeting at the City of Miami during a public hearing in their effort to build a Major League Soccer stadium in the City of Miami for their professional soccer team. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)last_img read more

Javier Aguirre tells Mo Salah how he can win Ballon dOr

first_imgEgypt boss Javier Aguirre reckons Mohamed Salah will be guaranteed of the Ballon d’Or this year should he lead them to Africa Cup of Nations glory (AFCON).Just a month after firing Liverpool to Champions League success, Salah is attempting to do the same with Egypt this summer in the AFCON.The 27-year-old scored in both of Egypt’s last two matches to ensure them of top spot in Group A with maximum points. Now, he will be looking to keep banging in the goals ahead of Saturday night’s last-16 clash against South Africa.But the Pharoah have been left sweating over the availability of their star player, who missed training on Thursday due to flu. However, he is still expected to line-up in Cairo.Speaking on Friday, Aguirre took the opportunity to motivate Salah by reminding him of what could be around the corner should he lead Egypt to an eighth AFCON crown.“I see him so far struggling and struggling hard to win the Ballon d’Or. Why not? He is a Champions League winner with Liverpool,” he told Cadena Sur.“If he can lead Egypt to the African Cup of Nations, no one can keep the Ballon d’Or away from him.”Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, LiverpoolMo Salah laughs off Sadio Mane incident with a brilliant video Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Mohamed Salah laughed off his little spat with Liverpool team-mate Sadio Mane by posting a brilliant video showing they’ve made up.Forwards Ahmed Hassan and Ahmed Kouka will likely be sidelined for Egypt in their match against South Africa. While goalkeeper Mahmoud Abdel Rahim is also out of action.It marks an unwelcome blow for the hosts, who are under pressure to deliver in front of their home crowd.Therefore, Egypt will need Salah back at his best to lead the attack for them. While his condition remains unknown, a team spokesman revealed plans for the Liverpool star to resume training on Friday and take part in Saturday’s match.“The team is fresh‚ we will have a good rest until the match,” said Aguirre.“We are prepared physically and the team will respond.”Salah and Egypt will be in action at 21:00 (CET).last_img read more

Legislature approves AB 5 bill heads to Gov Newsoms desk

first_img Updated: 9:35 PM September 12, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, Legislature approves AB 5, bill heads to Gov. Newsom’s desk Posted: September 12, 2019center_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A San Diego lawmaker’s closely watched bill, which would limit when businesses and companies could classify employees as independent contractors, was passed by the state Legislature and is now on its way to the governor’s desk.The state Senate voted 29-11 on Tuesday to approve Assembly Bill 5 and the Assembly voted 61-16 Wednesday to approve amendments to the bill, sending it to the desk of Gov. Gavin Newsom, who has indicated he plans to sign it.The Assembly first approved the bill, one of the most high-profile in the state this year, in May.AB 5 would codify worker protections and requirements established in last year’s state Supreme Court decision in the case of Dynamex Operations West Inc. v. Superior Court of Los Angeles.Under the so-called ABC test required by the decision, workers could qualify as independent contractors if they are free from employer control or direction, engaged in an independent trade or profession and the work takes place outside the business’ normal scope.“Today the legislature made it clear: we will not in good conscience allow free-riding businesses to profit off depriving millions of workers from basic employee rights that lead to a middle-class job,” said Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, D-San Diego. “It’s our duty to look out for working men and women, not Wall Street and their get-rich-quick IPOs.”The bill would reclassify thousands of California workers like Uber drivers and exotic dancers as employees rather than independent contractors.A companion bill, AB 170, would offer a one-year exemption for newspaper distributors and carriers who are under contract with a publisher.The bill is not eligible for a vote until Friday, when the legislature will go on recess for the end of the legislative year.“While I personally disagree with this delay, I’m willing to allow the newspaper industry the additional year to comply if it means those delivery drivers and nearly a million other misclassified workers are provided the minimum wage, benefits and workplace rights of Assembly Bill 5,” Gonzalez said in a statement issued Tuesday night.The bill is set to upend the gig economy in the state by offering labor rights and protections like unemployment insurance, health care subsidies, overtime pay and the ability to unionize to former independent contractors. A 2018 study by the Public Religion Research Institute found that 48% of gig economy workers in California deal with poverty.The bill has drawn national attention due to support from three Democratic presidential candidates: Sens. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, Bernie Sanders of Vermont, and Kamala Harris of California.Companies like Lyft, Uber and DoorDash that have relied on thousands of independent contractors have said they plan to spend upwards of $90 million on a ballot initiative to overturn the bill. They have also argued that increased spending on employees will lead to higher fares for riders.Certain industries like licensed insurance and real estate agents, cosmetologists, freelance journalists who complete fewer than 35 assignments for a single publication per year and commercial fishermen would be exempt from the reclassification, but workers for major ride-booking companies like Lyft and Uber would not be.Uber Chief Legal Officer Tony West argued in a blog post that the company complies with the ABC test because “drivers’ work is outside the usual course of Uber’s business.”“At Uber we embrace the challenge to improve work for drivers,” West said. “But we will continue to defend our ability to enable on-demand, independent work.” KUSI Newsroom Categories: California News, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more