FOOTBALL: Canada lead Boyz 2-0 at half-time

Posted in jetevarl on January 19th, 2020

first_imgJamaica’s Reggae Boyz are trailing Canada 2-0 at half time in their friendly international at the BMO Field in Toronto.  Anthony Jackson-Hamel gave the Canadians the lead in the 16th minute, when he calmly slotted home from close range from Junior Hoilett’s cross.  Jonathan Osorio doubled the Canadians lead in the 30th minute when he evaded the Reggae Boyz’ offside trap to fire home past Blake. Ricardo Morris came close to pulling back for the Reggae Boyz a few minutes later, but his shot from 12 yards went wide of the target.  Romario Williams also had a good chance for the Jamaicans on the stroke of half time, but his point-blank effort was saved by Canada’s goalkeeper Jayson Leutwiler.  .       The Reggae Boyz starting team: Andre Blake, Damion Lowe, Jermaine Taylor, Kemar Lawrence, Alvas Powell, Je-Vaughn Watson, Michael Binns, Ricardo Morris, Oneil Fisher, Dane Kelly, Romario Williamslast_img read more

a month agoLiverpool hero Kuyt: Why Gerrard the best I played with

Posted in qntkvqtv on October 28th, 2019

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Liverpool hero Kuyt: Why Gerrard the best I played withby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Liverpool player Dirk Kuyt says Steven Gerrard was the best footballer he’d played with.Now a youth coach at Feyenoord, Kuyt will be reunited with Rangers boss Gerrard when the two sides face in the Europa League at Ibrox on Thursday.Speaking in a column on Voetbalnieuws, the Dutchman said: “He was the first player I met at the club and was the first to put me at ease.”Not a man of many words but he shook my hand and said, ‘I hope I will win a lot of prizes with you here’.”In the period that followed, I saw how he took the lead as a leader and what it meant to be a real professional.”So he gave everything that day, not just on Saturday afternoons or Champions League evenings, but from Monday to Friday he led the fight.”And Kuyt added that Gerrard was an “abnormal” talent.”I have been able to play with many big players at Liverpool, with Torres, Suarez, Alonso and Mascherano. In the Dutch national team with Van Persie, Robben and Sneijder.”But in many ways, Gerrard has remained the most special player for me.”He had everything. He could pass over 40 metres, tackle, score, 50 metres back, it was sometimes not normal.”Kuyt also spoke of a story about Gerrard that every young footballer should know.”Every player at our club should look at his winning mentality,” he added.”I remember when I was at Liverpool, towards the end Steven’s career, there was a match when he didn’t even make the 16-man squad.”In the Netherlands, when that happens, it’s always someone else’s fault. Their first reaction is to blame someone.”Do you know what Steven did? He said nothing, he went home and trained harder than I’ve ever seen someone train the next day. That’s what he is all about.” last_img read more

a month agoInter Milan coach Conte tells derby hero Lukaku: You can do more

Posted in hawtgbjn on October 28th, 2019

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Inter Milan coach Conte tells derby hero Lukaku: You can do moreby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveInter Milan coach Antonio Conte says his players are responding to his methods after victory over AC Milan.Marcelo Brozovic’s deflected shot opened the scoring and Romelu Lukaku nodded in a Nicolò Barella cross for his third goal in four Serie A games.“Let’s start by saying it’s a derby and those are always special games, never easy to predict, especially when both teams are so prestigious as Inter and Milan,” Conte told DAZN.“The lads played a good game in every aspect. We were coming off a performance in the Champions League that left a bitter taste in the mouth and perhaps that fired us up even more to go into the derby in the right way.“It’s a deserved victory, I am happy for our fans, because the derby is always the derby.”Lukaku scored his third goal in four Serie A games and praised Conte in his post-match interview, but the Coach expects more.“He can give much more, certainly. I told him that too. He is 26 years old and arrived here thanks to his potential. If we work with him properly, he can become extremely important.“Lautaro Martinez is only 22 years old, so we need to help mould and improve these players with daily work. That’s my job and the important thing is that they are ready to work with me to improve themselves, which they are.“I am happy with our Serie A start, less so in the Champions League, but I do also believe that setback can help bring us back on to the right path.” last_img read more

4 days agoThomas Gravesen admits Everton feels ‘home’

Posted in puxsprkw on October 28th, 2019

first_imgThomas Gravesen admits Everton feels ‘home’by Paul Vegas4 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveEverton hero Thomas Gravesen admits he feels the club is “home”.The Dane famously left Everton for Real Madrid.He told the Liverpool Echo: “Honestly it was like coming home. I always had a great relationship with the people of Liverpool – whether they were red or blue – and this time it was no different.“They’re proper people. Good, honest people. And football is just part of the culture in Liverpool. “From a very young age people are exposed to football in the city and they’re forced to pick a side. Or in most cases it’s picked for them!“I think the fact that it’s a two-club city plays a big part. And then you’ve got the history. There have been so many great sides down the years, for both Everton and Liverpool, and so many great players.“Obviously people talk a lot about the here and now, the current teams, but they talk about days gone by a lot as well.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Sobeys pulls support from expo where father convicted in sons death will

Posted in hawtgbjn on October 13th, 2019

first_imgA national grocery chain says it’s no longer a sponsor of a series of “wellness” expositions where a man convicted in the death of his toddler is scheduled to be a featured speaker.Sobeys had been sponsoring the Health and Wellness Expos of Canada, which lists David Stephan as a speaker at events this month and next in Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Calgary and Edmonton.But in an emailed statement on Sunday, a spokeswoman said the company couldn’t support the organizers’ decision to host Stephan as a speaker.In 2016, Stephan and his wife were both found guilty of failing to provide the necessaries of life in their son Ezekiel’s 2012 death from bacterial meningitis.Their trial in Lethbridge, Alta., heard they treated the 19-month-old boy with garlic, onion and horseradish rather than taking him to a doctor. The Stephans eventually called 911 but the little boy died in hospital.Stephan was sentenced to four months in prison, and his case is scheduled to be heard by the Supreme Court in May.last_img read more

New batch of Calgary entrepreneurs among first to apply for cannabis store

Posted in hedadxww on October 13th, 2019

first_imgSome Calgary entrepreneurs wasted no time to start the process of running one of the city’s first cannabis retailers.Kush Collective was among the initial businesses to apply for a licence Tuesday, the first day the Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission began accepting applications.“We definitely want to create a space for people to come in and see the product and understand the product, we want to educate customers so they know what they’re buying,” said CEO Abid Shivji. “Another important point that’s really important is in the black market some of these products may be laced with other things.”The @AGLCdotCA is accepting retail #Cannabis applicationsKush Collective is among the first applicants in #yyc!— Kush Collective YYC (@KushYYC) March 6, 2018Shivji is among four partners who were born in Calgary that are jumping into the cannabis sector. His background is in natural and organic food manufacturing, so he’s looking forward to selling edible products. He said that’s about a year away, and as a result, Kush Collective will start with selling different brands and strains of cannabis and OBD oil. Kush Collective said there’s a demand for cannabis in the city and is excited to see how the industry lights up Calgary’s economy.“There’s a lot of talk about maybe having some kinds of consumption lounges and stuff like that or maybe some room for craft growers where you can kind of go and consume on their properties,” said CFO Shaun Baid.Baid has an accounting background and said compliance is key right now. He noted products will be supplied by the AGLC and believes they shouldn’t be available to minors or consumed before driving.People can apply in person at the AGLC’s Calgary office or by mail or courier. The commission said every application is different and getting a licence can depend on the business.“We’ve had a steady flow of applications coming in today,” said AGLC spokesperson Michelle Hynes-Dawson, who notes there have been some misconceptions about the process.“There is no cap and like I said, today is just the beginning of us accepting licences so there is no deadline.”The AGLC will be responsible for regulating cannabis retailers with inspectors that will examine if staff are properly trained, businesses are following provincial, and federal advertising guidelines and stores are not selling to minors.last_img read more

Fort St Johns Capital Budget to be presented to council Monday

Posted in tnljfllg on October 13th, 2019

first_imgThe Budget also shows that the City has $70.7 million in reserves for both its capital and operating budgets, and has a current debt capacity available of $76.6 million, with a debt servicing capacity of $14.1 million per year.In 2019, the capital budget includes four laning of 100 street up to Northern Lights College for $5.9 million, $5.5 million for renovations at Centennial Park, $2.8 million for the new RCMP building with more money budgeted for that project in 2020 and 2021.  The list of projects in 2019 also includes a fire training centre for $1.5 million and sewage lift station upgrades worth $4 million.  See a full list of projects in the presentation below.City Council will review the Captial Budget before final approval at the Committee of the Whole meeting on January 7. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Fort St. John City Council will be looking at the 2019-2023 Capital Budget at the next Committee of the Whole meeting on Monday.The capital budget cover projects like roads, sidewalks, buildings and machinery.  This budget is not funded by property taxes, but other revenue streams including the Peace River Agreement with the Province, which will be $24.5 million annually over the next five years; a total of $122.5 million.Over the next five years, the City has budgeted $255.8 million for capital projects.last_img read more

Bittersweet Guantanamo transfer follows decadelong battle

Posted in nezyezlq on October 12th, 2019

first_imgWASHINGTON- Lawyer Robert Kirsch fought tooth and nail for a decade to free his clients from Guantanamo Bay prison, but the forced transfer of the last one to Algeria was bittersweet.After 12 years behind bars at the US naval base in southern Cuba, Belkacem Bensayah was sent back to Algeria on Thursday, where he fears for his life and no longer has any relatives.Kirsch expressed “great frustration” and “anger” at the Pentagon’s decision to send Bensayah and another long-held Algerian detainee, Djamel Ameziane, back to their country of origin against their will. “There was no need to send these men now… they acted in an irresponsible way,” he said, noting that US lawmakers are considering a bill to accelerate the release of men like Bensayah and Ameziane who have been cleared of suspicion.Bensayah, 51, was the last of Kirsch’s six Guantanamo clients known as the “Algerian Six.” They were arrested in Bosnia in late 2001 and were among the first to arrive when Guantanamo opened in January 2002.The men were suspected of being tied to a plot targeting the US embassy in Sarajevo.After they were cleared by a Bosnian police criminal investigation and Algiers refused to take them in, they were transferred to US custody and promptly placed in Guantanamo’s open air cages, which are no longer used.Kirsch’s law firm WilmerHale supplied a team of lawyers in 2004 to provide pro bono counsel to the men at the urging of human rights groups.The Supreme Court at the time had just dismissed the George W. Bush administration’s appeal by ruling that US courts have the authority to decide whether foreign nationals were wrongfully held at Guantanamo. The case was called Rasul v. Bush.Nearly 200 complaints suddenly flooded the federal court system.  It was “like a tennis game, back and forth between Congress and the courts,” Kirsch recalled.In nine years, he flew to Guantanamo about 40 times to meet with his clients and report on the “inhumane treatment” they say they endured during interrogations.The methods used, which some have equated with torture, included sleep deprivation, stress positions, icy temperatures and unbearably loud heavy metal music, the lawyer said. They were also detailed in leaked military files.For three or four months, Bensayah was confined to a windowless box and “thought he was buried in the ground,” said Kirsch, noting his client was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder.The Supreme Court’s 2008 Boumediene v. Bush ruling — that Guantanamo prisoners had a habeas corpus right to challenge their confinement in court — was Kirsch’s first major success and Bush’s second judicial defeat on the prison.The case was brought by Lakhdar Boumediene, one of the Algerian Six.Kirsch later engaged in negotiations in Europe to find a country willing to host his clients.He traveled to Bosnia three times, since five of his clients had dual Bosnian-Algerian citizenship, and twice to France, gambling on a “grand gesture” by then president Nicolas Sarkozy as a “favor” to Obama.The six men wanted to avoid Algeria at all costs, fearing for their safety and saying extremists would target them.Algiers had promised that “no one would be forced back involuntarily,” said Kirsch, who was received about 50 times at the Algerian embassy in Washington.In nine years, WilmerHale spent nearly $2 million on the “Algerian Six” and estimated the firm’s losses at nearly $30 million from the pro bono work on behalf of the prisoners.In 2008, the US government dropped its main Sarajevo plot accusation against the group.Five of the men have been freed — all except Bensayah, who was still suspected of close ties to Abu Zubaydah, an alleged Al-Qaeda leader. The claim was later denied.Three of Kirsch’s clients were transferred to Bosnia, in December 2008. Boumediene and another, Saber Lahmar, were sent to France in 2009.Bensayah had asked to be returned to Bosnia, where he was arrested in 2002 and where his Bosnian wife and daughters live, though he was deprived of his citizenship there.Kirsch had appealed to the US, French, Swiss and Bosnian governments for his transfer to a third country outside Algeria.A spokesman for Clifford Sloan, the State Department’s special envoy for Guantanamo’s closure, defended the government’s decision to send the men to Algeria, saying their threat fears were unsubstantiated.“It is our practice to repatriate detainees when this can be done consistent with our security and humane treatment policies,” he said.But Kirsch said attention returned to Guantanamo after a prisoner hunger strike there.“Suddenly, we have people transferred against their will,” Kirsch added. “It’s horrible.”last_img read more