40 illnesses reported as BC officials warn of norovirus outbreak

first_imgVANCOUVER – Health officials in British Columbia have closed two oyster farms amid an investigation into another outbreak of norovirus linked to the consumption of raw oysters.The BC Centre for Disease Control says there have been about 40 cases of the acute stomach upset since early March and all those who became ill reported eating raw oysters from B.C.The centre says laboratory testing confirms the presence of norovirus in some of the cases and the illness is suspected in the rest of those who have become ill.An exact source of the contamination has not been determined but the centre says human sewage in seawater is the most likely cause.Nearly 350 cases of norovirus linked to raw or undercooked B.C. oysters were reported in B.C., Alberta and Ontario starting in late 2016 and continuing through early 2017, forcing the closure of 13 oyster farms on the B.C. coast.That outbreak was declared over in April 2017, and an article published the British Columbia Medical Journal last June determined sewage spread by ocean currents caused the widespread contamination.Researchers concluded the outbreak disproved claims that shellfish is safe to eat between September and April, and noted that bacteria, viruses and biotoxins persist in cold sea water year-round.The centre says it does not recommend eating raw oysters and advises the shellfish should be cooked to an internal temperature of 90 C for 90 seconds to kill pathogens.last_img read more

Business Highlights

___Trump team and China resume uphill effort to end trade riftWASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is resuming negotiations with China toward ending a trade war that has deepened uncertainty for businesses and investors and dimmed the outlook for the global economy. The two sides are to meet for the ninth time Wednesday, with some analysts expressing optimism that the world’s two biggest economies might be near some kind of agreement.___Face recognition researcher fights Amazon over biased AICAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — A researcher at MIT helped show big tech companies like Amazon, Microsoft and IBM that their facial recognition technology was biased. Then, she pressed them to do something about it. Now, some policymakers are pushing to set limits on facial recognition before it becomes entrenched in our everyday lives.___Report: Pilots in doomed plane followed emergency stepsNEW YORK (AP) — A published report says pilots of a doomed Ethiopian airliner had followed Boeing’s emergency steps for dealing with a sudden nose-down turn but couldn’t regain control. The Wall Street Journal says the pilots turned off an automated flight-control system and tried other steps before the 737 Max crashed and killed all 157 people aboard. The paper cited people familiar with preliminary findings of the crash investigation. Boeing urges against speculation until report is released.___Is that soy in your Whopper? Plant-based meat sales risingNEW YORK (AP) — From soy-based sliders to ground lentil sausages, plant-based meat substitutes are surging in popularity. And it’s carnivores instead of vegans or vegetarians who are among the biggest consumers. Growing demand for healthier, more sustainable food is one reason people are seeking plant-based meats. That’s also the reason behind rising sales of oat milk, cauliflower pizza crust and even coconut oil-based makeup.___Forget kibbles: US sales of fresh pet food are soaringDETROIT (AP) — U.S. pet owners are increasingly feeding fresh food to their dogs and cats. Data firm Nielsen says U.S. sales of fresh pet food in groceries and pet stores jumped 70% between 2015 and 2018, to more than $546 million. Proponents say fresh foods preserve nutrients and improve pets’ health. But some veterinarians question the trend, saying established products are backed by decades of research.___UK’s May holds ‘constructive’ Brexit talks with LabourLONDON (AP) — U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May and the leader of the main opposition party have held talks on ending the impasse over Britain’s departure from the European Union. The move was a surprise about-face that outraged pro-Brexit members of May’s Conservative Party. Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay says the government didn’t set preconditions for the talks with Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn. The move comes amid EU warnings that a damaging no-deal Brexit is growing more likely.___WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is “fully behind” Stephen Moore, his choice to help lead the Federal Reserve, despite unflattering details that have come to light about Moore’s personal life, a top White House official said Wednesday while also complaining about Washington’s “toxic” environment. “I spoke to the president yesterday. He completely supports Steve,” Larry Kudlow, director of the National Economic Council, told reporters. “So we are fully behind him, fully behind him.”___Researchers find more cases of Facebook app data exposureSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Security researchers have uncovered more instances of Facebook user data being publicly exposed on the internet, further underscoring its struggles as it deals with a slew of privacy problems. The researchers from the firm UpGuard said in a blog post Wednesday that the data, which included user names and passwords, came from two different Facebook apps that stored their data publicly on Amazon’s cloud services. Facebook says the databases have been taken down.___US investigates seizure risk with electronic cigarettesWASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials are probing a new potential health risk with e-cigarettes: seizures. The Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday it is reviewing nearly three dozen reports of seizures among e-cigarette users, mainly teens and young adults. Seizures and convulsions are potential side effects of nicotine poisoning. But regulators say they need more information before making any connection and encouraged the public to report safety problems.___US stocks end moderately higher; S&P 500 on 5-day win streakNEW YORK (AP) — Stocks recovered from a late-afternoon bout of selling on Wall Street to finish modestly higher Wednesday, giving the benchmark S&P 500 its fifth straight gain. Technology stocks powered much of the rally, led by chipmakers. Retailers, homebuilders and hotel operators were among the big gainers. Energy companies, consumer goods makers and industrial stocks took the heaviest losses.___The S&P 500 index added 6.16 points, or 0.2%, to 2,873.40. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 39 points, or 0.1%, to 26,218.13. The Nasdaq composite, which is heavily weighted with technology stocks, climbed 46.86 points, or 0.6%, to 7,895.55. The Russell 2000 index of smaller company stocks picked up 7.59 points, or 0.5%, to 1,560.91.The Associated Press read more

Iran UN nuclear watchdog chief circulates latest report

The report covers developments since International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Mohamed ElBaradei issued his last report on 30 August.The 35-member Board of Governors of the IAEA will consider the report at its next meeting, which is scheduled to take place at its Vienna headquarters next Thursday.Last month Mr. ElBaradei told a General Assembly plenary meeting that Iran’s “active cooperation and transparency” are key to resolving the outstanding issues on the country’s nuclear ambitions.“If the Agency were able to provide credible assurance about the peaceful nature of Iran’s past and currently nuclear programme, this would go a long way towards building confidence, and could create the conditions for a comprehensive and durable solution,” he said. “Such a solution would assure the international community about the peaceful nature of Iran’s nuclear programme, while enabling Iran to make full use of nuclear technology for economic and social development.”Iran’s nuclear programme has been a matter of international concern since the discovery in 2003 that it had concealed its nuclear activities for 18 years in breach of its obligations under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). Last December, the Security Council adopted a resolution banning trade with Iran in all items, materials, equipment, goods and technology which could contribute to the country’s enrichment-related, reprocessing or heavy water-related activities, or to the development of nuclear weapon delivery systems. It tightened the measures in March, banning arms sales and expanding the freeze on assets. 16 November 2007The head of the United Nations atomic watchdog has circulated his latest report regarding the nuclear programme of Iran to the agency’s Board of Governors. read more

As World Cup opens UN salutes the power of sport for peace

11 June 2010The World Cup soccer tournament kicked off today in South Africa with the United Nations highlighting the critical role that sport plays in promoting both peace and development and in spurring action on a range of vital issues. The UN is harnessing the power of the World Cup, which is being held for the first time in Africa, to advance a host of objectives from ensuring quality education and a clean environment to reducing hunger and disease. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who attended the World Cup opening ceremony and game today in Johannesburg, described the event as a “great moment for the African continent” and a triumph for humanity.He told UN Radio that he was amazed by the “excitement and explosive energy” of all the nearly 100,000 spectators at the opening ceremony.“This gives a great sense of hope to many developing countries which have not been able to host this kind of a world event… I am very much impressed by what the South African Government and people have achieved now.Today’s opening “was a moment of reconciliation, victory and unity. Sport gives a great tool for development and political reconciliation and peacebuilding.”Mr. Ban and the UN family are using the World Cup to make a major push for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) – the eight targets world leaders have pledged to achieve by 2015. “As we cheer the teams on the football pitch, let us remember: achieving the MDGs is not a spectator sport. It takes every one of us on the field,” he said in remarks to the Sports for Peace Gala in Johannesburg on Tuesday night. “If we work together, we can score a victory over poverty. We can defeat ignorance, discrimination and want. We can ensure every man and woman, every girl and boy has an opportunity on the playing field of life,” he stated.Wilfried Lemke, the Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on Sport for Development and Peace, stressed the opportunities presented by mega-events such as the World Cup and the Olympic Games to boost social, economic and environmental development.“Sport has the unique power to attract, mobilize and inspire and is by far, the most popular activity in which youth engage,” he said ahead of the month-long World Cup.A host of UN agencies are undertaking efforts in connection with the event, including a major initiative to ‘green’ the World Cup and help reduce carbon emissions involving the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the South African Government. The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has a series of partnerships and programmes to harness the power of sport to promote children’s rights. It includes a programme to enable young people in Rwanda and Zambia who would otherwise not have the chance to watch the World Cup matches to do so via large open-air screens and projectors. A massive “Red Card” campaign has also been launched to target child abuse, exploitation, child sex tourism and trafficking.Other UN events and campaigns include those addressing racism and intolerance, child labour, violence and women and girls, and HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment, care and support. read more

SMMT International Automotive Summit – companies share their ambitions for low carbon

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has released details for the session Investing in Innovation at its fourth SMMT International Automotive Summit, to be held at Clifford Chance, Canary Wharf, on the 12 June, and forms part of the day-long Innovation in Ultra-Low Carbon Technology stream, supported by EDF Energy.Positive news from the last Budget saw the government confirm detail for its previously announced R&D tax credit reform, providing private companies and foreign investors with added incentive to invest in UK automotive R&D, boosting high-skilled jobs and cementing the UK’s global lead in low carbon innovation.In the session Investing in innovation John Leech, Automotive Partner, KMPG LLP, will explain how tax incentives, like the above the line credits for R&D, can boost inward investment and aid decision-making. He will also express how other incentives have sustained investment in UK R&D, and continue to support engineering excellence and create thousands of highly skilled jobs.John Leech will go on to discuss the need for a strong industrial policy and look long-term at how the government and industry can raise the UK’s global competitiveness.Tony Harper, Head of Research and Advanced System Engineering, Jaguar Land Rover, will describe why the company chooses to make substantial and continued investment in plant, jobs and the manufacturing of a host of advanced new UK-built models. He will also outline what JLR perceives to be ideal conditions for investment going forward.Meanwhile, Toby Peters, CEO, Dearman Engine Company, will highlight the challenges of obtaining funding for its ultra-low carbon and zero-emission technologies projects with Ricardo that do not benefit from government support and incentives.To discuss advertising, exhibition and sponsorship opportunities, please contact 0808 178 8818 or summit@smmt.co.uk.The event will be held alongside the Canary Wharf Motorexpo, which runs from 11-17 June. To find out more about this year’s Summit, click here.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

Serial killer must not be released until police are sure he did

Mackay is also linked to six further killings after allegedly confessing to them but later denied any involvement.  A serial killer must not be released until police are certain he did not murder six victims he allegedly  confessed to, families and MPs have said. Now he has been moved to an open prison and is due to appear before the parole board in August to learn if he will be released.  Patrick Mackay, the UK’s longest serving prisoner, was jailed in 1975 after being convicted of three counts of manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility. Two other cases lay on file.  Victor Davies, 63, the son of a cafe-owner battered to death with a metal bar in her home in Holland Road, Westcliff-on-Sea,… read more

SEHA Tatran still in the game for F4

9.Izviđač Mi grupa173014417 : 4889 3.Croatia osiguranje171124487 : 42535 2.Metalurg171205445 : 37636 10.Sloga171016424 : 5283 4.Vardar Pro161033481 : 40733 5.Tatran Prešov16925463 : 43529 Next Story → Denmark: KIF Kolding beat SIlkeborg and win first place before Play-Off Slovak champion Tatran Presov wins in in away match against Borac in Banja Luka 36:30 (18:13) and kept the chances to qualify for the F4 event in Skopje in the middle of April. Left wing Radoslav Antl had an outstanding evenning with 11 goals from same number of shot, while goalkeeper Svetislav Verkic saved 13 balls.If Vardar beat Lovcen in the last round match, Slovakian champion will stay out of the final tournament.TABELA: 7.Nexe17818465 : 46225 SEHA leagueTatran Presov 6.Lovćen17926468 : 48529 ← Previous Story Gorenje will replace coach for next season – Tamse out, Vajdl IN! 8.Borac M:TEL173113414 : 50510 1.Meshkov Brest171214536 : 48937 read more

Hes very brave he was in surgery for 10 hours Tommy Long

first_img Share Tweet Email Apr 17th 2017, 6:10 AM Monday 17 Apr 2017, 6:10 AM Short URL By Órla Ryan Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 16,698 Views 12 Comments ‘He’s very brave, he was in surgery for 10 hours’: Tommy Long finally gets scoliosis operation Tommy’s mother Michelle said he looks “unrecognisable” since the surgery. Tommy Source: Michelle LongTOMMY LONG HAS finally received his long-awaited scoliosis surgery after numerous delays.Last week Tommy (6) had his sixth surgery, where a rod that was removed from his back in September was replaced.TheJournal.ie has been following his story since last year. Tommy, who is from Kilkenny, had a vector rod inserted in September 2014, followed by a couple of lengthening sessions.Issues with the rod developed and he was waiting seven months for these to be fixed. A magnetic rod known as a magec rod was inserted in January 2016. In September, the rod became unhooked and cut through his bone. It was finally replaced last Tuesday.Tommy’s mother Michelle told us how relieved she was after the surgery. Tommy’s back“It all went really well. They removed the vertebrae they needed to and put in one magec rod. They felt the second rod wouldn’t work for him for now.“His back looks amazing. The consultant spoke to us and he said Tommy was unrecognisable. I can’t wait to see him standing.“When he came out the difference was unbelievable, even from the front – you can see the difference it has made to his tummy and rib cage, and when he’s lying on his side his back looks really straight.He hasn’t complained at all. He’s good, he’s sore but he has a really high tolerance of pain at this stage, he’s a very brave boy. He was in surgery for 10 hours.Tommy’s curve was measured just before the surgery and it was 95 degrees.Michelle says the worst is hopefully over and the family is now focused on getting Tommy back on his feet. TommyShe and her husband have been taking it in turns to stay with Tommy overnight, sleeping on the hospital floor.“The recovery will take a while, but he’s not at risk anymore. The plan is if the rod works as it should and doesn’t break, he won’t need another surgery for two years.”The rod can be lengthened without surgery in the meantime, as he gets taller.Waiting lists Scoliosis affects about 1% of children and adolescents in Ireland. The condition can also affect adults. It causes an abnormal curve of the spine or backbone.With scoliosis, a person’s curvature progresses over time and waiting a long period for surgery often leads to other complications and means the patient can require more serious surgery. Michelle and Tommy last month Source: Órla Ryan/TheJournal.ieAs of the end of January, there were over 200 patients under the age of 18 waiting for scoliosis surgery in Ireland, including 190 people at Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin (OLCHC) – some of whom have been waiting for over 18 months. Source: National Treatment Purchase Fund (NTPF)The government has committed to cutting the average waiting time for surgery to four months by the end of 2017.As of this month, a new orthopaedic theatre at OLCHC is open one day a week, with additional capacity being provided once extra employees are recruited in the coming months.Read: ‘The damage is done, a piece of his spine will have to be removed’Read: ‘I see my daughter crying in pain, her body bending over. We can’t wait two years’ http://jrnl.ie/3339174 last_img read more

Traitement de lobésité une avancée décisive

first_imgTraitement de l’obésité : une avancée décisive ?Publiés dans la revue Cell Metabolism, les résultats obtenus par des chercheurs américains offrent un espoir dans le traitement de l’obésité : ils ont réussi, chez le rat, à transformer la ‘mauvaise graisse’ en ‘bonne graisse’ qui brûle les calories.Stimuler l’organisme pour fabriquer de la graisse brune – celle qui sert de réserve énergétique chez le bébé, et qui brûle les calories –  plutôt que de la graisse blanche – celle qui vient avec l’âge et stocke les calories : voici ce que cherchent à faire nombre de chercheurs pour prévenir l’obésité et son cortège de problèmes de santé. Par une approche novatrice, le Dr Bi Sheng et ses collègues de la Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine pensent avoir trouvé un moyen d’y parvenir.À lire aussiAmygdalite : chronique, caséeuse, cryptique, de quoi s’agit-il ?En neutralisant chez le rat l’expression d’une protéine appelée NPY, qui stimule l’appétit, ils ont non seulement réduit le gain de calories et de poids – même chez les animaux soumis à un régime alimentaire très riche -, mais aussi transformé leur métabolisme graisseux : une partie de la ‘mauvaise’ graisse blanche avait été remplacée par de la ‘bonne’ graisse brune. Les chercheurs espèrent qu’il pourra être possible d’obtenir le même effet chez l’homme.”C’est excitant, nouveau et intéressant. Nous aurons besoin de beaucoup de travaux supplémentaires pour y arriver, mais cela pourrait offrir un moyen possible de développer de nouveaux traitements pour l’obésité”, commente le Dr Jeremy Tomlinson, expert au Centre de recherche sur l’obésité de l’Université de Birmingham, au Royaume-Uni. Le 4 mai 2011 à 16:42 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Intercontinental Title match set for Night of Champions PPV

first_img Pinterest Celebrity Shortlist: Top 3 Actors You Didn’t Know Could Rap Now Playing Up Next Charlize Theron WWEs Miz and Maryse Expecting Second Child Twitter AEW announces location and venue for week seven of their televison series on TNT Now Playing Up Next John Cena Cesaro Hopeful WWE Will Reunite The Bar Facebook How To Win A Trip To Meet The Miz And Becky Lynch Dolph Ziggler defending the WWE Intercontinental Championship against The Miz has been officially announced for the Night of Champions PPV on 9/21 from Nashville.Here is the updated card for the PPV on the WWE Network.WWE World Heavyweight Championship MatchBrock Lesnar (c) vs. John CenaWWE Intercontinental Championship MatchDolph Ziggler (c) vs. The MizWWE United States Championship MatchSheamus (c) vs. CesaroRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipVin Diesel and John Cena share ‘intense’ sceneVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 1:05/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:05Remaining Time -1:01 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 WhatsAppcenter_img Videos Articles Videos Articles Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Vin Diesel and John Cena share ‘intense’ scene Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Two title matches added to Clash of Champions in three weeks on September 15 Google+ Vin Diesel Now Playing Up Next Rock ’N’ Roll Express challenging for ROH World Tag Team Titles at Honor For Alllast_img read more

John Cena on TODAY show Mick Foley at NYC Comic Con

first_img John Cena Says WWE Doesn`t Need Him Now Playing Up Next Facebook WhatsApp Now Playing Up Next WWE Superstar John Cena announced as part of cast for Suicide Squad Sequel Videos Articles Twitter John Cena to be on “TODAY” this Monday (10/6)WWE star John Cena will be featured on the “TODAY” morning show on NBC this Monday (10/6). Cena is expected to be promoting WWE’s third year partnership with Susan G. Komen and promoting RAW later that night in Brooklyn. “TODAY” hosts Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford will also be featured on RAW on Monday night.Mick Foley coming to New York City Comic ConWrestleview.com was sent word from Virgil Films & Entertainment that WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley will be at the New York City Comic Con at the #337 Virgil Films booth on 10/11 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Foley will be promoting the new film “I am Santa Claus” that he stars in.You can get more information about the film at the links below.Virgil Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/VirgilFilmsVirgil Twitter page: https://twitter.com/VirgilFilmsI am Santa Claus Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/iamsantaclausmovieI am Santa Claus Twitter page: https://twitter.com/IamSantaMovieRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipJohn Cena Says WWE Doesn`t Need HimVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:32/Current Time 0:01Loaded: 100.00%0:01Remaining Time -0:31 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 Celebrity Shortlist: Top 3 Actors You Didn’t Know Could Rap Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Videos Articlescenter_img WWE stars join “Brawlhalla” as Epic Crossovers in SummerSlam game event Becky Lynch `WWE 24` Documentary Premier Date Announced Now Playing Up Next Hoda Kotb Talks About Working Without Kathie Lee Gifford Vin Diesel and John Cena share ‘intense’ scene Now Playing Up Next Jimmy Fallon Pinterest John Cena Now Playing Up Next WWE celebrates Smackdown’s 20th anniversary on the first episode on FOX on October 4 last_img

Hands Across the Bridge celebrates journeys sobriety

first_imgIn a sea of shirts praising religion and recovery or honoring lost loved ones, Fonzi Alvez stood out.Alvez, one of 906 people marching from Esther Short Park to the Interstate 5 Bridge on Monday, wore a solid white T-shirt with messages written in black marker. The messages varied from his name to “believe in yourself” to “God bless you.”They were written by Alvez’s peers in his recovery treatment program. Before he left, they made him the shirt, which he wore for support and backup on Monday to the 19th annual Hands Across the Bridge event.“It’s my motivation to keep going and keep my sobriety strong,” he said.Hands Across the Bridge is an event every Labor Day where people in recovery from substance addiction issues meet to celebrate their efforts, and join in hands across the I-5 Bridge. The Vancouver group meets up with a group coming from Portland on the bridge. The event also signals the start of Recovery Month, which the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration sponsors every September.Tabby Stokes, vice chairwoman of the Hands Across the Bridge Project, said that each year, the administration announces what the theme for that year’s event will be. This year’s theme was “together we are stronger.” Prior to walking to the bridge, speakers in Esther Short Park led countless call-and-response chants of “together we are …” and “stronger!”“There is strength in numbers,” Stokes said. “This event brings around feelings of unity. We want people to get involved.”Chocho, a Vancouver resident who goes by and provided only that name, said he grew up in a family of 10 in a shelter near Esther Short Park. He decided from a young age to be a “career criminal” and spent much of his life until his 30s doing that. He said the key to recovery is assembling a team.last_img read more

Public weighs in on review of Vancouver police use of force

first_imgA review of the Vancouver Police Department’s use-of-force policies faced scrutiny Wednesday night during a public forum.The Police Executive Research Forum — a nonprofit, national law enforcement membership organization — entered into a contract Aug. 1 with the city to conduct the review. About 50 people attended the forum at Clark College’s Foster Auditorium.Tom Wilson, director of PERF’s Center for Applied Research and Management, was on hand to answer questions and listen to feedback from the audience. He commended Vancouver Police Chief James McElvain for his department’s transparency and open-mindedness.“Let me be very frank on this, kudos to the Vancouver police chief for letting us do this,” Wilson said. “That’s a statement to you, to your police leadership, to your city manager.”PERF has completed more than 250 comprehensive management studies of law enforcement agencies nationwide over four decades and is recognized as a leader in use of force and police accountability, according to the Vancouver Police Department.The review comes after a spate of officer-involved shootings, three of which were fatal, between Feb. 5 and March 7. Two shootings involved people of color, and a third involved a homeless man previously diagnosed with schizophrenia.last_img read more

Mbappe tells Ndombele to join Tottenham

first_imgThe Paris Saint-Germain star has advised Tanguy Ndombele to choose Tottenham instead of Manchester United this summer.Tanguy Ndombele might not be a Lyon player in spite of what Jean-Micheal Aulas has to say. The France international’s commanding displays have caught the eye of some of the best in Europe.Manchester United and Tottenham are keen on signing the young midfielder. Spurs have already made an approach for Ndombele and have been met with rejection. Only a substantial bid is going to make Lyon sell their prized asset.According to Football Insider, Mbappe has suggested to Ndombele that he should seek a move to Mauricio Pochettino’s team. The PSG star says that at Tottenham he will be a key player and will progress a lot under the tutelage of the Argentine tactician.However, it still remains to be seen if Lyon would agree to such a move. After already selling Ferland Mendy to Real Madrid, Les Gones are no more interested in letting their star players leave.The likes of Memphis Depay and Moussa Dembele were also linked with moves away from the Rhone club. But Juninho, the club’s new technical director, vetoed both moves. And Aulas has also stated that the team is in no need to sell players to raise money.Indeed, the Ligue 1 giants are keen to topple PSG next season and would need some of their best players stay this summer in order for that to happen. And Tanguy Ndombele is one of those players.Anthony Lopes, Lyon, Ligue 1Anthony Lopes is happy after renewing his contract with Lyon Manuel R. Medina – September 9, 2019 The Olympique Lyonnais goalkeeper, Anthony Lopes, is excited after signing a four-year deal with an option for an extra year with his boyhood club.“The demands from Juninho and Sylvinho are very precise,” Aulas said at a press conference.“We have done the essentials in terms of departures.“We will need substantial proposals to make things with Tanguy Ndombele advance, who is a requestor (of a departure).“He is being solicited by most of the great clubs.“For the moment, nothing is done. But the door is maybe ajar.“If he has to depart, we have made enquiries for a certain number of players. Thiago Mendes is one of them.”last_img read more

From Libya to LA the story of Mohamed ElMunir

first_imgLibyan defender Mohamed El-Munir was caught in the middle of the revolution before he saw many of his friends die in the street.When the Libyan revolution started, Mohamed El-Munir was in the middle of the season, playing for Al-Ittihad Tripoli.Then the league stopped for a few days to see those problems resolve; this was in 2011.“Nobody expected it,” the Los Angeles FC defender told The Guardian.“It just happened so fast. We just finished the first half of the season, so we were getting ready to play the second half.”The MLS player explained: “The problems started and they said, ‘We’re going to stop the league for a week or 10 days until we solve these problems’.”“I had to see many of my friends die in the street.”“If I had to go out, I wouldn’t know if I was going to come back. We didn’t have electricity from 7 o’clock to 12, 1 o’clock. In June or July, it started to be so difficult to find food,” he said.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.“It’s difficult, to tell you the truth,” El-Munir continued.“I have good days, bad days. There’s nine hours’ time difference [between California and Libya] so the only time I can reach my family if there’s a network, is the hour before I get to training. It’s going to be seven or eight in the morning here.”“I asked last year if maybe I could bring my family here with me but it’s not possible because of political reasons,” he added.“Thank God I’m still finding ways to help them. I hope the situation changes because I don’t know how long I can keep doing this.”This week we #BlackoutLA.Share a photo in your #LAFC gear using #BlackoutLA for a chance to win a team signed ball. pic.twitter.com/BGMOLCzwSi— LAFC (@LAFC) July 22, 2019last_img read more

Report Ajax already have another teen to replace De Ligt

first_imgHe’s 19 years old and has already played over 60 games in the Dutch top flight!Goal.com asked the question “who is Kik Pierie?”Whoever steps into the breach to fill the shoes the 19-year-old Dutch former club captain left behind, was in for an arduous task.But the first question is posed when he held up that Juventus shirt. Who will replace Matthijs De Ligt?After all, he was the heart of their defense at centre-back. He led from the front. On route to the Champions League semi-finals.A tough-tackling, marauding, goal-scoring defender in a league of his own.The young man charged with the task Kik Pierie.Signed from Heerenveen. Another 19-year-old expected to make the required step up and to become a  key figure in the Dutch champions’ squad.Ajax paid 5 million Euros for the young defender. A snip in comparison to what they got for De Ligt.Virgil van Dijk, NetherlandsVan Dijk isn’t better than Messi & Ronaldo, says Van der Vaart Andrew Smyth – September 12, 2019 Rafael van der Vaart reckons Virgil van Dijk is “special”, but he’s still behind Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo as the world’s best players.Erik ten Hag’s has already bolstered his defensive ranks by signing centre-backs, Edson Alvarez and Lisandro Martinez. It is also expected academy starlet Perr Schuurs will have a breakout season too.Ajax prides itself on a core of homegrown Dutch talent, Pierie fits the bill.He could, however, turnout for the USA if he so chooses. While of Dutch parents, he was in fact born in Boston, Massachusets.Ina recent interview, he said:“The American sports culture and mindset appeal to me, but on the other hand I am also a proud Dutchman.”On his new challenge in Amsterdam and the Johan Cruyff Arena he said:“I really think the sky is the limit.”“I want to be in the first team as quickly as possible.”The young defender does not seem fazed in the least by the challenge. In fact, he seems to be inspired to succeed by the pressure and expectation on his shoulders.AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS – APRIL 10: Matthijs de Ligt of Amsterdam runs with the ball next to Cristiano Ronaldo during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final first leg match between Ajax and Juventus at Johan Cruyff Arena on April 10, 2019 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)last_img read more

Tottenham vs Bayern highlights and trophy celebration

first_imgTottenham Hotspur finished their pre-season with a penalty shootout win over host Bayern Munich in the Audi Cup final after a 2-2 draw at the Allianz Arena.Check out the extended highlights of the Audi Cup final between Tottenham Hotspur vs Bayern Munchen and the trophy celebration.Christian Eriksen, Tottenham, SpursPochettino: ‘Happy’ Christian Eriksen ready for Spurs action Andrew Smyth – September 12, 2019 Mauricio Pochettino insists Christian Eriksen is “happy” and in the right frame of mind for Tottenham despite his failed summer exit.last_img read more

Relevent sues the US Soccer Federation

first_imgThe sports company wanted to organize an official Ecuadorian league match in Miami, but the USSF refused to allow it.Relevent, the sports company that wants to take an official Spanish La Liga match to the United States, has sued the U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF) for not allowing them to organize an official Ecuadorian league match in Miami.Everything was set to see Barcelona SC and Guayaquil City FC at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami on May 5th, but the USSF did not sanction the game, and now Relevent is suing them for unfair competition.According to ESPN, the suit alleges that the USSF’s decision violated its stated purpose “to promote, govern, coordinate, and administer the growth and development of soccer in all its recognized forms in the United States for all persons of all ages and abilities, including national teams and international games and tournaments.”According to Relevent, the federation is required to sanction a match unless “the federation decides by clear and convincing evidence that staging the match would be detrimental to the sport of soccer.”Christian Pulisic, ChelseaChristian Pulisic praises Frank Lampard impact at Chelsea Andrew Smyth – September 5, 2019 Christian Pulisic opened up on just how much “great guy” Frank Lampard has helped him out since he joined Chelsea from Borussia Dortmund.“The decision is economically conflicted and is abusing its authority, in order to protect Major League Soccer [“MLS”], a for-profit entity with which USSF has extremely close financial and personal ties.”“In refusing to sanction Relevent’s application, USSF has thus elevated the economic interest of a select group of its members over its statutorily mandated purpose,” the suit reads.“The decision is as arbitrary [it cannot be supported by a rational factual basis] as it is capricious [it represents a willful disservice to American soccer in the name of profit]. It is also [sic] represents a failure to perform a duty enjoined on it by law. USSF’s decision to ignore or deny Relevent’s application must be annulled, and the match must be allowed to proceed.”Whatever happens, will have a great impact on the world of football.last_img read more

Watfords bosses wanted to thank their supporters

first_imgThe team has a very successful English Premier League campaign and reached the FA Cup Final for the first time in history.The 2018-2019 campaign could be one for the record books for English Premier League side Watford.The team ended in the 11th position of the table with 50 points, just seven points away from European spots. The Hornets won 14 matches, drew eight, and lost in 16 occasions.And they also reached the FA Cup Final where they lost the title against Manchester City.But according to Gino Pozzo, and Scott Duxbury, Watford’s owner, and chairman, it was all thanks to the team’s supporters.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“To all Watford supporters around the world – and especially those 32,500 of our fans inside Wembley Stadium yesterday for the FA Cup Final – we offer our sincere thanks for your unwavering unity with the team, our coach, the players, and the club,” they wrote on the club’s official website.“It was humbling not just to witness a sea of flags accompanied by proud voices everywhere across our half of the stadium, but then to also look around the Royal Box and notice the applause being offered towards the actions of our supporters.”They added: “This moment truly served to put into context just how far we have come together as a football club. We said right back in 2012 that if we are together then we can achieve great things. We have – and we will continue to do so.”“The achievement of reaching an FA Cup Final and having a chance to compete for one of just three titles available to clubs inside the confines of this country should never be diminished by yesterday’s game itself or indeed the final scoreline.”“This is just the start of the club’s journey competing against the best. We may not always be able to be successful, like yesterday, but we will not go away and will return unbowed, with renewed vigor and determination, to improve on the feats of this season,” they concluded.last_img read more

Report Ibrahimovich would go back to United

first_imgZlatan Ibrahimovich has revealed that if United needed him he would answer the call.In an interview conducted by the Press Association’s Simon Peach, and reported by 101goals, the former United man says he would help if they need him.Ibrahimovich came to United probably 10 years too late in his career from United’s point of view.However, for a player deemed to be in the twilight of his career, he was still a phenomenon.Zlatan Ibrahimovich has always been one of those enigmatic characters of the footballing world. His list of previous employers is akin to a list of footballing royalty.Ajax, Juventus, Inter Milan, Barcelona, AC Milan, Paris Saint Germain, Manchester United and now LA Galaxy.It ha been by no means plain sailing, but score goals where ever he has been has always been his trademark.His has mustered up 732 appearances, scoring 447 goals and has 170 assists in his club career.In an 18 month spell at United, he managed 53 appearances and scored 29 goals with 10 assists.But for a serious knee injury that ruled him out for 7 months, the tally would have certainly been greater, United’s success would have perhaps been greater and the man may have even still been there.He left United for LA. The idea was that the MLS was a little easier and less competitive than the Premier League.That may be the case. Ibrahimovich has played 22 games in all competitions and 22 goals this season alone. For a 37-year-old in any league of professional football that is truly amazing.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.Zlatan feels he is fully recovered from his knee injury, and could still play in the Premier League if he wanted to.He said:“I could easily play in the Premier League. If Man United need me I’m there.”Former #MUFC striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic believes he could easily still cut it in the Premier League 🦁 pic.twitter.com/TkPrsj8Ben— Simon Peach (@SimonPeach) August 28, 2019He still keeps a keen eye on the happenings in Manchester, and even has regular contact with former teammate Paul Pogba giving him advice.He added:“I give him a lot of advice. But nothing that I’ll share with you!” Zlatan Ibrahimovic still keeps an eye on #MUFC & thinks they were unlucky at the weekend. As for his chats with Paul Pogba, he wasn’t giving much away… pic.twitter.com/mjRXi3aTVK— Simon Peach (@SimonPeach) August 28, 2019United fans must surely be wondering what Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is waiting for?last_img read more