Paul Finebaum Thinks 1 Major College Football Program Is “In Trouble”

first_imgPaul Finebaum explains why Clemson will lose.ESPN college football analyst Paul Finebaum believes one major program is “in trouble” following Tuesday night’s transfer news.Former Clemson quarterback Kelly Bryant spurned Auburn (and others), committed to Missouri on Tuesday evening.Finebaum believes this is a bad look for an Auburn team that’s likely losing Jarrett Stidham to the NFL.The ESPN college football analyst thinks the Tigers – and, more specifically, their head coach – are in rough shape right now.“It surprised a lot of people,” Finebaum said. “It’s really a bad look for Malzahn, who’s on thin ice even though he has a $32 million buyout. He needed this player. He didn’t get him. Malzahn is in trouble.”Good for Mizzou. Bad for Auburn.@finebaum had some thoughts on former Clemson QB Kelly Bryant transferring to Missouri:— Get Up (@GetUpESPN) December 5, 2018Finebaum thinks Malzahn will be heading into the 2019 season on a major hot seat.“This will be a fascinating story to watch,” Finebaum said.last_img read more

Scorpio Charters-In Handymax Trio

first_imgzoom Tanker owner Scorpio Tankers has inked deals to time charter-in three ice class 1A Handymax product tankers with an undisclosed third party.Each agreement is for three years at USD 15,600 per day, and the company has two consecutive one year options to extend the agreements at USD 16,500 per day and USD 17,500 per day, respectively. The time charters are expected to commence before the end of March 2016.In addition, Scorpio has the option to time charter-in up to four additional ice class 1A Handymax product tankers under the same terms.Scorpio Tankers has seen its net income skyrocket from USD 0.5 million recorded in the fourth quarter of 2014, to USD 34.2 million in the same quarter of 2015.For the year ended December 31, 2015, Scorpio Tankers’ net income was at USD 217.7 million, compared to USD 52.1 million seen a year earlier.Scorpio Tankers currently owns 79 product tankers with an average age of 1.4 years and time or bareboat charters-in 11 product tankers. The company has contracted for 12 newbuilding product tankers, eight MR and four LR2 tankers.The four LR2s are expected to be delivered in 2016, and the eight MRs are expected to be delivered throughout 2017.Just a few days back, the company sold five of its 2014-built Medium Range tankers to the National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (Bahri) for a price tag of USD 166.5 million.last_img read more

Province Implements Automobile Insurance Regulatory Improvements

first_img reassigning Nova Scotia Insurance Review Board duties to the Utility and Review Board (UARB) introducing mandatory filing for approval of rates and risk classification systems adding new claims notification requirements. “Government continues to improve the regulatory system for automobile insurance in Nova Scotia,” said Finance Minister Michael Baker. “We want consumers to have access to up-to-date automobile insurance rates.” The UARB will take over the responsibilities of the Insurance Review Board to review applications from insurance companies to change automobile insurance rates. Mandatory filing regulations mean automobile insurance companies are now required to apply for rate and risk-classification system approval every two years for private passenger vehicles and every three years for other vehicles. Claims notification requirements ensure auto insurance companies provide written consumer notice of claims made or paid on policies. For more information on the improvements package, visit . Government has introduced regulatory changes to enhance the automobile insurance system in the province and better protect consumers. The automobile insurance regulatory package includes:last_img read more

Genderbased violence strategy to focus on better data prevention and support

first_imgOTTAWA – The Liberal government is launching its long-awaited strategy on gender-based violence Monday, which will include a way to develop and share research on everything from street harassment to getting boys and men involved in solving the problem.Status of Women Minister Maryam Monsef will shed more light on which programs will get a share of the $101 million over five years — plus $21 million annually going forward — the 2017 budget committed to a federal strategy on gender-based violence when she unveils the plan in Toronto.That will include money for creating a centre of excellence within Status of Women Canada, which could help the relatively small agency with an annual budget of less than $40 million get better at making sure its ideas are both evidence-based and taken seriously government-wide.The need for more and better data was something the federal government had in mind when it began developing the federal gender-based strategy.“We need to understand when we spend money, how it’s being spent, what the results are,” Patty Hajdu, who was then minister for status of women, told The Canadian Press in June 2016 as she got ready to launch cross-country consultations. “We have no data. We have no plan.”Those consultations showed those on the front lines were looking to the federal government to play a leadership role in data collection and analysis, including by establishing national baseline data and finding ways to measure which solutions work and which do not.Experts recommended more research on how gender-based violence impacts specific groups of people, including visible minorities and the LGBT community, the use of safe technology in order to combat online violence, and indigenous women living in both urban and rural areas.Last Thursday, the government listed other potential research priorities for the centre of excellence in its response to a recent report from the status of women committee, such as “hypersexualization; street harassment; cyberviolence; violence on post-secondary campuses; sex trafficking; engaging men and boys to prevent and address gender-based violence; groups at higher risk of experiencing violence,” as well as the potentially harmful effects of algorithms for social media and other online technology.The centre of excellence will also help the government make sure that its gender-based violence strategy lines up with the recommendations coming out of the national inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women and girls.The government said it will also get better at evaluating its own programs.The wide-ranging strategy is otherwise expected to focus on better support for survivors, a justice system that is more sensitive to the needs of those who experienced sexual assault or other forms of violence, as well as ways to stop it from happening.“It will focus on prevention, aim to address the root causes of gender-based violence, and enhance our knowledge of why gender-based violence happens in the first place,” Monsef said in a message accompanying the 2017-18 plan for Status of Women Canada.“It will also provide expert support to federal partners to deliver trauma-informed and gender-sensitive training to front-line federal law enforcement officers, increase the availability of shelter for those fleeing violence, and ensure that federally regulated workplaces are free from harassment and sexual violence,” she said.Other hints dropped in the government response include the public safety department thinking about creating a commissioner for online safety, and that the justice department is considering whether the Criminal Code should have tougher provisions against harassment as part of its ongoing review.Anuradha Dugal, who was on the advisory council for the strategy and was prevented from sharing details, said prevention will be key.“Focusing on prevention of violence so that the youngest members of our society learn about gender-based violence and know how to prevent it and stop it in their own lives (is) really important,” said Dugal, the director of violence prevention programs at the Canadian Women’s Foundation.The strategy was designed to be federal, not national, meaning those who have been calling for a comprehensive plan to ensure similar access to similar programs and services across the country will have to wait.Still, there are signs that the Liberal government is open to expanding it in the future, as the government response talks about aligning efforts with what the provinces and territories are doing.“I think the federal government is doing what it can, but I think it will only solve that problem of same level of service with very, very strong engagement and partnership across the country,” said Dugal. “But this is a really important first step.”— Follow @smithjoanna on Twitterlast_img read more

Police forces look to take missing murdered Indigenous women inquiry findings

first_imgOTTAWA — The Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police says it is looking to help police services across Canada with recommendations from the national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.In findings released Monday, the commission called on the association to make sure there is consistency in reporting mechanisms for reporting missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls, two-spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex and asexual people.The association says it is grateful the inquiry commissioners trusted it to lead the strategy, adding it will continue to study the commission’s findings, its recommendations and how the police chiefs can assist police services across Canada.The inquiry’s report also called for standardized response times after reports of violence and regular audits of those response times.The RCMP says it accepts the findings of the commission and has already established a national unit to help with major investigations and in updating policies and procedures for missing-person and sudden-death investigations.Commissioner Brenda Lucki says her force will carefully consider changes that strengthen investigations, support survivors and families and reduce violence.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Stingray Digital to acquire Newcap Radio owner Newfoundland Capital

first_imgDARTMOUTH, N.S. – Stingray Digital Group Inc. is set to acquire Newfoundland Capital Corporation in a cash-and-stock deal valued at $506-million.Newfoundland Capital, which owns and operates broadcaster Newcap Radio, says it has signed a definitive agreement with Stingray, which would acquire all of its issued and outstanding shares.The Montreal-based music and digital experience provider will pay $14.75 per share, payable in a combination of cash and Stingray shares.Newfoundland Capital says the transaction value includes the assumption of net debt of roughly $112 million as of Dec. 31.The transaction will be subject to approval of shareholders, customary closing conditions and regulatory approvals.Stingray’s chief executive and president Eric Boyko says the transaction positions the company as a “major player in the Canadian media landscape.”Note to readers: This is a corrected story. The Canadian Press was initially given a transaction value of $508-millionlast_img read more

Pompeo hopes India won’t buy oil from Venezuela’s Maduro govt

first_imgWashington: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday hoped that India will not be the “economic lifeline” to the “authoritarian” regime of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro by purchasing oil from the Latin American country. Pompep’s comments came as Washington ramps up actions on Maduro’s regime, which is battling to hold onto power in the face of heavy domestic and international pressure. Venezuela is the third largest supplier of oil to India which is the world’s third-biggest oil consumer. Also Read – Maruti cuts production for 8th straight month in Sep The issue was discussed in a meeting with the visiting Indian Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale, Pompeo told reporters at a news conference here, without providing insight into it. “We are asking the same thing of India as we are of every country: Do not be the economic lifeline for the Maduro regime. So we talked about (Venezuela) I certainly won’t characterise the conversations; they’re private conversations,” Pompeo said in response to a question. Also Read – Ensure strict implementation on ban of import of e-cigarettes: revenue to Customs “In the same way that India has been incredibly supportive of our efforts in Iran, I’m confident that they too understand the real threat to the Venezuelan people. We had a good conversation around that,” Pompeo said. The Latin American country’s Oil Minister and state-run oil company PDVSA’s President Manuel Quevedo told reporters in Greater Noida in Uttar Pradesh last month that his sanctions-hit country wants to sell more crude oil to India. The US has slapped sweeping sanctions on PDVSA with a view to curb Venezuela’s crude exports and put pressure on socialist President Maduro to step down. Venezuela produces around 1.57 million barrels of oil per day, half of what it produced two decades back. With the US stopping imports from Venezuela, PDVSA is seeking to retain buyers in other big consuming countries such as China and India. At the news conference, Pompeo said the nations that support Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro are, by the nature of this “illegitimate” regime, carrying out the very foreign interventionism of which they accuse others. “Today, the United States is drawing a clear line between those who aid the forces of repression and those who give life to the Venezuelan people’s democratic dreams. There is no ambiguity here about the truth,” he said. Similar kind of warning to other nations was issued by US National Security Adviser John Bolton. “The United States will not stand idly by while foreign financial institutions facilitate illegitimate transactions that benefit Maduro and his cronies, and perpetuate the corruption that has devastated Venezuela,” he said. Earlier in the day, the Treasury sanctioned a Russia-based bank attempting to circumvent US sanctions on Venezuela’s state-owned oil company PDVSA. It sanctioned Evrofinance Mosnarbank, a Moscow-based bank jointly owned by Russia and Venezuela, for being involved in facilitating illegitimate transactions that prolong Maduro’s usurpation of democracy, it said. “The illegitimate Maduro regime has profited off of the suffering of the Venezuelan people,” said US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. “This action demonstrates that the United States will take action against foreign financial institutions that sustain the illegitimate Maduro regime and contribute to the economic collapse and humanitarian crisis plaguing the people of Venezuela,” he said. In another tweet, Bolton asked international banks not to have relationship with the maduro regime. “Bankers: Do not help Maduro and his accomplices steal the assets of the Venezuelan people. The United States is watching. The world is watching. The Venezuelan people are watching,” he said. Maduro is facing a challenge from opposition leader Juan Guaido who declared himself acting president in January. The US views Guaido as Venezuela’s legitimate leader and has imposed sanctions on the country’s oil sector besides taking other actions targeting top government officials.last_img read more

Alibaba marketplace stays on US government piracy blacklist

WASHINGTON — Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group remains on the U.S. government’s annual list of “notorious markets” that peddle counterfeit products.The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative says that Alibaba’s on-line marketplace continues sell “high volumes” of pirated goods, according to companies that say they’ve been victimized. It also says Alibaba has “ineffective” procedures for removing counterfeit products.The trade office also added Saudi Arabia to its yearly “priority watchlist” of countries that don’t adequately protect intellectual property, citing its failure to shield pharmaceuticals from counterfeit competition and the continued piracy of movies and television shows on the BeoutQ service. Also on the priority list this year are Algeria, Argentina, Chile, China, India, Indonesia, Kuwait, Russia, Ukraine and Venezuela.Canada and Colombia this year were removed from the blacklist.Paul Wiseman, The Associated Press read more

Going, going, almost gone: Fund fees drop to record low

NEW YORK — The stock market keeps going higher, but fees to own funds keep going lower.Investors paid less to own funds last year than ever before: about $48 in expenses for every $10,000 invested, according to a study by fund tracker Morningstar.That’s roughly half of what investors paid in 2000, when expenses ate up $93 of every $10,000 invested. Last year alone, investors saved a cumulative $5.5 billion thanks to the drop in fees from 2017, the second largest decline on record since 2000.While the difference of $1, or a few hundredths of a percentage point in expense ratios, may not sound like much, it adds up over the decades that a 401(k) account can grow compounded returns.The Associated Press read more

Student officer in charge of ensuring people behave on nights out is

first_imgPolice are now investigating the incident, and the alleged perpetrator of the assault has been suspended from the university. A spokesman for Sheffield University and the students’ union said the “unprovoked physical attack” is being treated with the “utmost seriousness”.”The safety of our students is our primary concern, supported by our zero-tolerance approach to violent behaviour,” they said.“This isolated incident is not typical of our experience here at Sheffield SU. We will act on any lessons that we learn from this.” The spokesman added that university staff who witnessed the attack are assisting the police with their inquiries. “His response was to grab my full drink out of my hands, pour it over my head, and run away. Completely shocked, I followed him to challenge his aggressive behaviour. He proceeded to turn around and wordlessly delivered a swift blow to the bridge of my nose with his skull.”She went on: “Overseeing our club nights is a part of my job, and I get the security reports for every night out. Far, far too often I see female victims not taking crimes of sexual or physical assault further.” A student officer in charge of ensuring that people behave themselves on nights out was punched in the face after confronting a topless man.Megan McGrath, the students’ union development officer at Sheffield University, said she asked a male student why he was covered in paint and not wearing a shirt, only for him to pour a drink on her head and then punch her.  Posting a photograph of face covered in blood on Facebook, Ms McGrath said the altercation in the students’ union building was a “completely unprovoked act of violence” which left blood gushing from her face and sent her into shock.”I asked him, out of non-confrontational curiosity, why he was topless and covered in paint (I later found out he was part of a sports social),” Ms McGrath said. center_img 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.last_img read more

We are numb and afraid

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram It is definitely a sign of the times; every time some kind of disaster, be it a natural phenomenon, an accident or a terrorist attack, happens somewhere in the world, social media are there to alert people and help those connected to send a signal: “I’m safe”. Sofia Stavrianidou was no exception; an expat from Athens to Berlin, she made use of Facebook’s security check-in feature, to assure her friends and relatives that she’s not in danger, after the shocking terrorist attack on Monday, when a truck drove into a crowded Christmas market, leading to the death of twelve and the injury of around 50 people. Five days later, the prevailing sentiment in her adopted hometown is one of fear. “We’re numb and afraid here”, she admits. “The media transmit images and information day and night, giving directions to people to avoid panic, but to be very careful at crowded places. All the hospitals were on stand-by on the first day. A friend of mine is a surgeon and they called him back to the hospital; he went straight to the operating theatre”. As afraid as they may be, Berliners keep a high spirit, she says. “Berlin is a safe city and the German people are cold-blooded, they don’t show emotions easily; they also show great trust to their law officers and their country’s security system in general. Of course, they’re shaken by what happened, which is only natural; they understand that they’re not unbreakable”. Police and rescue workers gathered at the scene, right after the truck into the Christmas market, close to the Kaiser Wilhelm memorial church in Berlin, Germany, on Monday. Photo: EPA/MAURIZIO GAMBARINIMany were those who believed that a terrorist attack in Germany was to be expected, after the events in Paris, Nice, and Bruxelles. “They’ve been writing about it, here and there, that Berlin is the next terrorist target, but we did not believe it”, says Sofia Stavrianidou. Less than a week after the event, many questions remain unanswered: ISIS was quick to claim responsibility; the first suspect arrested by the police proved to be an innocent asylum seeker from Pakistan; and the whole issue is proving to be a trial for Angela Merkel’s leadership. German citizens accuse the Chancellor of inaction, criticising how she put a black cover photo on her Facebook account, but stalled too long before making a public statement and when she did, confirming suspicion of a terrorist attack, it was her image and her policies that seemed to be at stake. “If the perpetrator is a refugee, things are bad”, says Ms Stavrianidou, echoing the public sentiment and commenting on the critique that the German Chancellor receives both from the opposition and within her administration. Both sides seem to believe that Monday’s attack was an after-effect of Merkel’s “open border” policy, a daring, humanitarian, progressive response to the refugee crisis. “This is grotesque”, says Mrs Stavrianidou, an experienced publicist and media professional. “If Merkel has done anything right, it is her open policy towards migrants. It’s what European Union is all about, this is what we want. And now, she’s punished for her only positive policy. Her party was defeated in the recent local elections in Berlin and this was attributed to her migrant policy. Europe can be contradictory like that”.last_img read more

Première victoire judiciaire dOracle contre Google

first_imgPremière victoire judiciaire d’Oracle contre GoogleLes jurés ont donné raison à Oracle dans son combat contre Google sur le volet de la violation des droits d’auteurs. Ils se sont néanmoins montrés plus réservés sur la question de “l’usage loyal”.L’éditeur de logiciel Oracle a de remporté lundi 7 mai une première bataille dans sa guerre des droits d’auteurs contre Google. Ce dernier a été jugée coupable de violation des droits de propriété intellectuelle pour l’utilisation de la technologie Java (un langage de programmation) dans son système d’exploitation Android.Néanmoins, le juge William Alsup et les jurés ne se sont pas prononcés sur la question de “l’usage loyal” (fair use) du code de ses Interfaces de Programmation (API). Le verdict reste donc partiel.Aux Etat-Unis, le “fair use” est un ensemble de règles de droit qui apportent des limitations et des exceptions aux droits d’auteurs. En clair, il accorde le droit de s’inspirer librement d’une production intellectuelle. Le jury, rassemblé dans un tribunal fédéral à San Francisco a estimé que Google s’était certes rendu coupable d’infraction au droit d’auteur sur une portion de Java baptisée RangCheck (neuf lignes de code copiées ), mais qu’il avait eu des raisons de penser qu’il était dans son droit.Une plainte infondée ?  “L’argument de la défense d’usage loyal tient toujours”, a expliqué le juge fédéral William Alsup. Et d’ajouter : “cela frise le ridicule de dire qu’avec neuf lignes de code (informatique), on peut obtenir ne serait-ce qu’un pourcentage de recettes en dédommagement”, d’autant qu’Android se compose de quelque 15 millions de lignes de code. À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Le numéro un de la recherche s’était défendu en rappelant que les fabricants de téléphones portables qui utilise son système d’exploitation Android ont acheté une licence pour exploiter la technologie Java.Google avait même tenté, au début du mois d’avril, de régler le contentuieux en versant 2,8 millions de dollars à Oracle et en leur versant 1% des recettes tirées d’Android, estimant cette plainte infondée. Car selon Google, le groupe Sun Microsystemps, propriétaire de la technologie Java avant son rachat par Oracle en 2009 avait déclaré que ce langage informatique était en code ouvert, c’est-à-dire libre d’utilisation et de modification. Sur le volet de la violation de brevets, dans lequel la règle de l’usage loyal n’a pas cours, Google est accusé d’en avoir usurpé deux à l’éditeur de logiciel. Ce que l’avocat d’Oracle, Michael Jacobs entend bien prouver. La bataille des brevets ne fait donc que commencer.   Le 10 mai 2012 à 18:02 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Geek deals Dell UltraSharp U2913WM 29inch ultrawide monitor for 293

first_imgThis model uses in-plane switching to offer wide viewing angles and rich colors. In fact, it even covers over 99% of the sRGB color space with a delta-E of less than five. The U2913WM also gets an excellent stand as well, that can adjust for height, tilt, and swivel.In terms of ports, there’s an embarrassment of riches here. It sports a dual link DVI-D input, a DisplayPort input, a DisplayPort output, a mini DisplayPort, an HDMI port, a VGA port, and audio out. Even better, it functions as a USB 3.0 hub with one upstream port and four downstream ports built in.Rounding out the package is the standard UltraSharp warranty: Three years of coverage with advance exchange. It also has a premium panel guarantee that ensures replacement should your monitor ever develop even a single bright pixel. While this model lists at $449.99, Dell is selling it on its online store for $349.99. Use coupon code “SAVE35” in your shopping cart, and the sub-total will drop by an additional $57.50. Take advantage of the free shipping offer, and you’ll only be left paying $292.49 (plus any applicable taxes).Note: Terms and conditions apply. See Dell’s site for more information.Our commerce group sources the best deals and products for the Geek Deals posts. We operate independently of Editorial and Advertising and may earn a percentage of the sale, if you buy something via a link on the post. If you are interested in promoting your deals, please contact us at more deals on monitors, head over to If you’re spending large stretches of your day switching between multiple windows, it’s time to consider making the jump to an ultra-wide monitor for more effective multi-tasking. Today, Dell is selling the 29-inch UltraSharp U2913WM 21:9 display for 35% off the sticker price.Dell UltraSharp 29-inch ultra-wide 2560×1080 monitor with a $100 Dell eGift card for $292.49 (List price: $449.99 — Coupon code: SAVE35)last_img read more

1115 WWE Smackdown Live Preview Survivor Series gohome Undertaker and Edge appearing

first_img Comments are closed. Now Playing Up Next Awful show. Last thing WWE needs is more old guys showing up to steal time and I don’t give a damn about it being 900 and “They need to celebrate the past.” Than you add Miz vs. Ziggler a match that has been done to death. Now Playing Up Next 1 COMMENT WWE Smackdown Live takes place tonight in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Tonight is the go-home show for this Sunday’s Survivor Series PPV in Toronto and the 900th episode of WWE Smackdown. Scheduled for the show is appearances by The Undertaker, a Cutting Edge segment with WWE Hall of Famer Edge that features Team Smackdown Live as the guests and Dolph Ziggler vs. The Miz for the WWE Intercontinental will have live coverage of Smackdown beginning tonight at 8PM ET.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipRonda Rouseys Controversial Tweets Sponsored By WWEVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:49/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 91.85%0:03Remaining Time -0:46 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 Intercontinental and Smackdown Tag Team Championship matches added to Clash of Champions Why WWE’s The Miz Won’t Stop Talking About His Newborn Daughter Ronda Rousey Pinterest Nick Noel Twitter Two title matches added to Clash of Champions in three weeks on September 15 Now Playing Up Next Roman Reigns is in Remission Google+ Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions How To Win A Trip To Meet The Miz And Becky Lynch November 15, 2016 at 4:10 pm The Undertaker appears on ESPN College GameDay Saturday morning Now Playing Up Next Facebook Ronda Rouseys Controversial Tweets Sponsored By WWE Now Playing Up Next Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Videos Articleslast_img read more

Fletcher Van Dijks a monster

first_imgFormer Manchester United midfielder Darren Fletcher hailed Virgil van Dijk’s impact at Liverpool this yearThe Reds signed Van Dijk in January from Southampton for a world record transfer fee of £75m for a defender.Since then, Van Dijk has established himself as a key member of the Liverpool team at the heart of the defence.Jurgen Klopp’s side have conceded only five goals in 11 Premier League games this season and sit just two points off leaders Manchester City.“He’s made a massive difference to Liverpool. He’s a monster,” Fletcher told Sky Sports.“He’s so big and powerful. He cruises through games. He’s top class.”The Scot also revealed how he attempted to convince his old club West Brom to sign Virgil van Dijk in 2015 from Celtic.“With my Scottish connections, I watched him play for Celtic,” Fletcher said.“We [West Brom] were looking at centre-backs after the first summer we’ve been there.“I recommended Johnny Evans who we managed to get, which was fantastic,”Daniel Fark, Norwich City, Premier LeagueDaniel Farke, From mid-table in the Championship to the Premier League Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Norwich City manager, Daniel Farke, has taken his team from the middle of the table in the English Championship to play with the big boys in the Premier League.“And I also said to go and get Van Dijk. I think it was before he went to Southampton for I think it was £10 or £11 million, and obviously, West Brom felt it was maybe a bit too much.“They were umming and ahhing about £6 million for Johnny Evans. So you can maybe see the dilemma. There wasn’t much money.“I don’t think you’d call them Tony Pulis centre-halfs though, Johnny Evans and Van Dijk!”Van Dijk will likely start for Liverpool in Wednesday’s Champions League clash at Red Star Belgrade in Group C.Virgil van Dijk one of the best players in the league? Darren Fletcher has no doubt. 👊He also explains how the @LFC centre-back could have ended up at @WBA…👀Watch #MNF with @Carra23 and Darren Flecher live on Sky Sports Premier League now!— Sky Sports MNF (@SkySportsMNF) November 5, 2018last_img read more

BAHAMAS House Passes Constitution Amendment BillResults in FirstEver Independent Office of DPP

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, November 4, 2017 – Nassau – The passage of the Constitution (Amendment) Bill, 2017, Thursday (November 2) in the House of Assembly will result in the creation of the country’s first-ever Independent Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).   The now Constitution (Amendment) Act, 2017, will move to the Senate for debate and passage. Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis, whose Administration foreshadowed the Bill during the Speech From the Throne in May, said Thursday’s development was “long overdue.”The Prime Minister said the legislation is part of his Administration’s programme for transforming the country’s political culture, while simultaneously reforming the culture of governance.   The legislation, Prime Minister Minnis continued, deepens democracy in The Bahamas and advances the liberty of citizens and basic justice.Prime Minister Minnis said the creation of an Independent Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions will also help to enhance the rule of law in The Bahamas by removing the unnecessary influence of political figures.The Prime Minister said the Government is creating a new “architecture of governance” that will lead to modernization and reform in areas such as promoting transparency ad accountability in all areas of government –from the awarding of contracts to incentives for investors; public finance; policy planning and implementation; combating official corruption and the efficient delivery of public services.“This legislation is in keeping with international best practices and norms,” Dr. Minnis said.   “It is long overdue.   The Bahamas has been lagging in this area for far too long.  This reform enhances our democratic culture.  It deepens our democracy.  It advances the liberty of citizens and basic justice.“This legislation is part of my Government’s programme for transforming our political culture and reforming the culture of governance.”The Bill sought to amend the Bahamas Constitution to provide for the establishment of an Independent Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions. In particular, the Bill sought to amend Article 78 of the Constitution to provide for the creation of the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).By virtue of the creation of the Office of DPP, the Bill further sought to confer all powers relating to criminal prosecutions previously vested in the Attorney General.“The Director of Public Prosecutions shall have power in any case in which he considers it desirable so to do, to institute and undertake criminal proceedings against any person before any court in respect of any offence against the law of The Bahamas; to take over and continue any such criminal proceedings that may have been instituted by any other person or authority and to discontinue, at any stage before judgment is delivered, any such criminal proceedings instituted or undertaken by himself or any other person or authority.“Under the former Government, there was an abuse in the grant of the nolle prosequi, including a nolle prosequi for a former client of the former Attorney General.  We saw high-profile cases related to criminal prosecutions dropped with little to no explanation.“The legislation before us is intended to limit the abuse of power,” Prime Minister Minnis said.By: Matt Maura (BIS) Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:last_img read more

Highways inspectors 7 inch deep pothole is not a risk

first_img 96 Potholes In One Road Watch again Video Loading Video Unavailable Video will play in  Click to playTap to play The video will start in 8Cancel Play now John Harvey measures the pothole in Pikelow Lane. Following the meeting Mr Harvey said he had now received a email from the highways which said: “A highways inspector has now visited and assessed the site. The reported issue is not currently considered to be a risk to public safety and no works will be carried out at this stage. “However, the report will remain on our records and the location will be routinely inspected for any changes in the level of risk.” Mr Harvey said: “One pothole is five feet long, 26 inches wide and seven inches deep on a narrow road. How can this not be dangerous.” Speaking at the parish council meeting, Councillor Eddie Simpson said the whole issue had “gone beyond a joke”. He said: “Hedges are not cut, ditches are not cleared and road maintenance is not done. Where are we going? Do people know what is going on.” Click for Sound Get the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailA parish councillor has been told by highway inspectors that a pothole measuring five feet by 26 inches wide and seven inches deep on a rural road is not considered to be a risk after an assessment. At last week’s meeting of Waterhouses Parish Council, Councillor John Harvey said that he first told the highways department about the otholes in Pikelow Lane, Waterfall in February. He said: “I reported the issue of potholes in Pikelow Lane to the highway authority in February. I was then told an inspector could not located them and I was asked to tell them where they were. “So we had to start again. I then got an email saying an inspector would visit the site within 10 days. I rang again after 30 days and was told that an inspection was awaited. “You keep reporting issues, but you get nowhere. The system is unfit for purpose.” Share this video Watch Next We pay for stories! Send your videos to Councillor John Goldstraw said that the main Leek to Ashbourne Road at Miles Knoll, just out of Waterhouses was very bad. He said: “The highways team has resurfaced the Bottomhouse to Onecote road which was not too bad, while the busy main road at Miles Knoll is in very poor condition. We have written to the council leader Philip Atkins, but have not received a reply. We must keep the pressure on the county council and keep writing to them.” Read MoreStaffordshire Moorlands families can now access GP surgery for longer hours Helen Fisher, cabinet member for highways and transport at Staffordshire County Council, said: “We do have a huge road network here in Staffordshire, with around 6,000km of roads and these are inspected regularly by our team of highway inspectors. From these safety inspections our crews fix around 20,000 potholes every year. We are also investing an extra five million pounds in road maintenance this year, on top of an extra £5m last year which helped fix over 31,000 potholes. “Pothole repairs are prioritised depending on the risk they pose to the travelling public. All reported defects are inspected as soon as possible and assessed for their severity, which is decided by considering a number of factors like the location, size and the risk posed to public safety. Any defect which poses an immediate risk is dealt with as a priority, and we aim to repair dangerous potholes within seven days. Lesser priority potholes are dealt with when resources are available.”last_img read more

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