UK PM Johnson loses majority

first_imgLondon: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson lost his working parliamentary majority ahead of a crucial Brexit vote on Tuesday after Conservative MP Phillip Lee defected to the pro-EU Liberal Democrats. “The Liberal Democrats are delighted to announce that Bracknell MP Phillip Lee has joined the party,” the Lib Dems said in a statement.last_img

Eva Longoria And Ricky Martin Launch Global Gift Foundation Dinner

first_imgEva Longoria and Ricky Martin will launch the Global Gift Foundation Dinner on December 3, 2015 at the Related Groups’ Auberge Residences & Spa sales office located at 1400 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FloridaThe Global Gift Initiative Miami edition will feature red carpet arrivals, cocktail reception, dinner, special performances, a live auction featuring one-of-a-kind items and an awards ceremony. The evening will be hosted by Lili Estefan from ‘El Gordo y La Flaca’ and TV actor and presenter Michael Yo.This Global Gift Initiative will be supporting The Eva Longoria Foundation – an organization which provides education and entrepreneurship opportunities to women; The Ricky Martin Foundation – an organization which advocates for the well being of children around the globe in critical areas such as education, health, social justice and education; and the Global Gift Foundation USA – whose simple mission is to create positive change in the development, welfare, health and social inclusion of societies most vulnerable.WHEN: Thursday, December 03, 2015LOCATION: Related Groups’ Auberge Residences & Spa sales 1400 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, Floridalast_img read more

Ban Kimoon urges greater efforts to tackle silent crisis of safe water

“Safe drinking water and adequate sanitation are crucial for poverty reduction, crucial for sustainable development, and crucial for achieving any and every one of the Millennium Development Goals,” Mr. Ban stated, referring to the global targets to slash poverty, illiteracy, disease and other social ills by 2015 collectively known as the MDGs. Speaking at the opening of the exhibit on water and the interlinked issue of sanitation, organized by the American Museum of Natural History and the UN Department of Public Information, Mr. Ban noted that living in New York makes it easy to sometimes forget just how precious water is and to take it for granted. “We turn on a tap, and it gushes out. We walk into any corner store, and shelves groan under its bottled weight. Yard space, rather than sprinklers, is the scarce commodity. And rain brings consternation, not relief,” he said. However, the “sobering reality” is that the planet’s water supplies are under great stress due to high population growth, unsustainable consumption patterns, poor management practices, pollution, inadequate investment in infrastructure, and low efficiency in water-use. Every day, a lack of safe drinking-water and adequate sanitation claims about 6,000 lives, most of them children, the Secretary-General pointed out. Some 700 million lives in 43 countries are affected by water scarcity. By 2025, these ranks could swell to more than 3 billion. In addition, in many areas climate change will likely make a bad situation worse; causing floods in some parts and droughts elsewhere, he added, stressing the urgent need for integrated and sustainable approaches to water resource management. Mr. Ban also said the Museum’s initiative was timely, given that General Assembly has declared 2008 as the International Year of Sanitation in order to spotlight this “silent crisis.” The Headquarters display – containing over 50 images from the gigantic water tunnel under construction beneath New York City to a fishing village floating on the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia – is part of a new major exhibition, “Water: H20 = Life,” that opens at the American Museum on 3 November and will travel to venues in Canada, Asia and South America next year. 24 October 2007Unveiling a new exhibit at United Nations Headquarters highlighting one of the earth’s most precious resources, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for greater efforts to ensure the most basic of human needs – safe water. read more

Cold alert back to the deep freeze for Hamilton area

Brace yourself for a cold snap later today. The city of Hamilton has issued a cold alert for tonight. Alerts are issued when the temperature drops below -15, or -20 with the wind chill, and will remain in effect until temperatures increase. It’s expected to feel like -27 degrees with the wind chill tonight. People are reminded to bundle up when heading outdoors.

Germany shuts down illegal data centre in former NATO bunker

BERLIN — German investigators say they have shut down a data processing centre installed in a former NATO bunker that hosted sites dealing in drugs and other illegal activities. Seven people were arrested.Officials said Friday that the former military bunker in Traben-Trarbach, a picturesque town on the Mosel River in western Germany, was acquired in 2013 by a Dutch man who turned it into a heavily secured data processing centre.Prosecutor Juergen Bauer said 13 people are under investigation, including three Germans and seven Dutch citizens.Seven were arrested in raids Thursday. They are suspected of membership in a criminal organization because of a tax offence, as well as being accessories to hundreds of thousands of offences involving drugs, counterfeit money, forged documents and the distribution of child pornography.The Associated Press read more

Annan urges countries to back treaty aimed at stemming desertification

“Every year, an estimated $42 billion in income and 6 million hectares of productive land are being lost because of desertification, land degradation and declining agricultural productivity, and 135 million people who depend primarily on land for their livelihood are at risk of being displaced,” Mr. Annan said in his message on the occasion.Over the next 20 years some 60 million people in Africa are expected to leave the Sahelian region if desertification there is not halted, he said. In north-east Asia, “dust and sandstorms have buried human settlements and forced schools and airports to shut down,” while in the Americas, dry spells and sandstorms have alarmed farmers and raised the spectre of another “Dust Bowl,” reminiscent of the 1930s. “And in southern Europe, lands once green and rich in vegetation are turning barren and brown,” he noted.The Secretary-General called on States to implement the UN Convention to Combat Desertification, which integrates environmental and developmental concerns. “I urge developed countries to follow through on the commitments they made both in adopting the Convention and at the ‘Earth Summit’ 10 years ago in Rio de Janeiro – including the provision of financial support,” he said.Looking to the upcoming World Summit on Sustainable Development, which will review progress since the Rio conference, he called for delegates to grapple with how to halt land degradation. “We need to reverse the decline in agricultural productivity, especially in Africa, so that food production keeps pace with the number of mouths to feed,” he said. “We need, in short, to implement the UN Convention to Combat Desertification as a key element in the world’s quest for sustainable development.” In his message on the Day, the President of the General Assembly, Han Seung-soo of the Republic of Korea, also underscored the value of the treaty. “The United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification is a cooperative quest of the human community to address the environmental and social causes of desertification and its consequences, in particular poverty, food insecurity and forced massive migrations,” he said. “I urge all countries to join their efforts to stop desertification, which will help secure [a] healthy and green Earth for us and our future generations.” read more

Cameroon and Nigeria set to adopt UNsponsored withdrawal plan

At a two-day meeting in Yaoundé, Cameroon, starting today, the Cameroon-Nigeria Mixed Commission is expected to accept the plan, according to a communiqué issued yesterday by Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s Special Representative for West Africa, Ahmedou Ould-Abdallah.Mr. Ould-Abdallah said a working group set up last month to arrange the details of the withdrawal of troops and transfer of authority in the Lake Chad area had found the local population and authorities to be “peaceful and ready for the handover.”Representatives from the UN will witness the troop withdrawal and handover to ensure it is peaceful and amicable, the draft plan states.The Yaoundé meeting is also expected to discuss the delimitation of the maritime boundary between Cameroon and Nigeria, cross-border security and the setting up of confidence-building measures.Mr. Annan established the Mixed Commission last year at the request of Presidents Olusegun Obasanjo of Nigeria and Paul Biya of Cameroon. It is chaired by Mr. Ould-Abdallah and includes delegations from both countries. This week’s meeting in Yaoundé is the Commission’s seventh since it began work last December. read more

SP ratings agency puts Ontario on credit watch Moodys did same last

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email S&P ratings agency puts Ontario on credit watch; Moody’s did same last fall by News Staff Posted Apr 25, 2012 9:17 pm MDT TORONTO – A second credit rating agency put Ontario on credit watch Wednesday, just hours after the province announced last year’s deficit was $300 million less than projected only a month ago.Standard and Poor’s revised its Ontario outlook from stable to negative, saying it was concerned about the minority government’s ability to rein in spending and stay on track to achieve a balanced budget by 2017-18.“The outlook revision reflects our view regarding the minority legislature’s ability to meet what we view as challenging cost containment targets in the next one to two years necessary for the debt burden to peak in fiscal 2015 as planned,” concluded Standard and Poor’s in its report.Moody’s Investor Services took the same action last fall, but that was before the Liberals introduced an austerity budget that limited government spending increases to just one per cent a year for the next five years. S&P was concerned the Liberal government would not be able to keep spending that low.“In our opinion, it is a challenge for any province to sustain this low growth rate in spending, due to the substantial cost pressures in health care delivery alone,” said the ratings agency.Finance Minister Dwight Duncan said the S&P report shows how important it is for the province to stick to its deficit-reduction targets, and warned an actual credit downgrade would prove very expensive for a province that already spends over $10 billion a year to service its debt.“S&P says there’s a one in three chance it will lower Ontario’s credit rating in the next two years,” said Duncan.“If we don’t hit our targets we’ll end up paying more money to bond holders instead of for schools and health care.”The credit agency warned the province’s debt reduction plan depends on achieving a two-year wage freeze for about one million public sector workers.“For us today’s action is a reminder to the minority legislature and to all Ontarians,” said Duncan.“It sends a message to our bargaining agents and bargaining partners, our teachers and doctors and other public servants, that there is no new funding for wage increases.”The Tories said the credit rating agencies know the Liberal government has a spending problem and warned the province can’t afford a credit downgrade.“I think it’s terribly serious and portends the next step … a downgrade in the credit rating, and that means an increase in interest (rates),” said Progressive Conservative finance critic Peter Shurman.The New Democrats said Ontario cannot slash its way to a balanced budget, which is why the party convinced the minority Liberal government to adopt a new tax on incomes over $500,000 to help generate more revenue.Earlier Wednesday, Duncan announced the new tax on the rich that helped keep the minority Liberal government alive will also help lower the province’s deficit before it’s even implemented.The deficit for the 2011-12 fiscal year fell to $15 billion from the $15.3 billion projected in the 2012 budget, in part because the government agreed to a two percentage point surtax on incomes over $500,000, said Duncan.“Some of the tax will accrue in the previous year because of the way the tax system is set up,” Duncan told reporters.The Liberals agreed Monday to introduce the new tax bracket so the NDP would not vote against the minority government’s budget and trigger another election. The Conservatives had already vowed to reject the budget, even if it meant defeating the government.The new surtax on high income earners will help stem the flow of red ink sooner than planned, added Duncan.“Yes that tax does get us there more quickly,” he said. “If you look at the 2012 budget we projected balance in 2017-18. We now have a half-a-billion dollar surplus in that year.”The Liberals estimate the tax on the rich will bring in $470 million a year, and “every nickel” will be used to pay down the deficit, said Duncan.During question period Wednesday, the NDP accused Duncan of low-balling revenue projections in the budget so the Liberals can paint a rosier picture later and claim to be good fiscal managers.“This minister changes his numbers more often than most people change their socks,” said Prue.“The fact is this minister’s credibility is fading fast. Will we be hearing more surprise good news about these deficit projections from this minister?”The shot from the NDP just two days after their budget deal with the Liberals seemed to catch Premier Dalton McGuinty off guard.“I thought we were friends,” McGuinty said before Duncan could even respond to Prue’s question.The surtax on the rich will be eliminated when the books are balanced. read more

Unrelenting IsraeliPalestinian violence leaves nearly one person dead every day – UN

“We continue to be gravely concerned at the unrelenting violence in the Occupied Palestinian Territory and in Israel […] the level of killings, injuries and arrests has continued, with on average one person dying every day,” the spokesperson for the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Cécile Pouilly told reporters in Geneva during a regular press briefing.The spokesperson said that the “unacceptable” wave of stabbings, shootings and car rammings continues to kill and injure Israelis and at the same time, the response from Israeli security forces has resulted in alleged attackers, protesters and even bystanders being killed and injured.She also voiced deep concern over reports of excessive use of force by Israeli forces and added that all instances of the use of force resulting in death or injury by law enforcement officers should be the subject of prompt, independent and impartial investigations.Continuing, Ms. Pouilly noted that in the H2 area of Hebron alone, there have been 16 alleged attacks against Israelis since 1 October, and of the 17 Palestinians involved in such incidents, 16 have been shot dead, with one injured and arrested.The spokesperson also warned that punitive demolitions of Palestinian houses and the withholding of bodies of alleged attackers from their families can only aggravate the situation.Lastly, Ms. Pouilly called on both Israeli and Palestinian leaders to act decisively to de-escalate the situation. read more

Ban congratulates Ghana on peaceful elections but urges peaceful resolution of any

“The Secretary-General calls on all political actors and their supporters to exercise patience while the ballots are being counted,” said Mr. Ban’s spokesman in a statement.The Secretary-General welcomed the commitment of all presidential candidates to maintain peace as demonstrated by their signing of a Peace Accord on 1 December, and urged that any disputes be resolved peacefully through established legal channels, the spokesman said, noting that in Ghana as elsewhere, the most important aspects of elections are that the genuine will of the people be reflected in the final results, and that those results be respected.

Industry gathers at SMMTs largest Open Forum event

More than 300 industry experts, policy makers and supplier representatives will gather today, to explore the potential to strengthen and grow the UK supply chain, following the wave of investment pledged by global vehicle manufacturers during the last two years.Held in Solihull, the event will focus on how UK-based automotive suppliers can exploit new growth prospects and the support needed to ensure that component companies at every level of the chain can access this potential.Building on discussions that took place at the last SMMT Open Forum event in March, attending delegates will once again benefit from presentations delivered by a range of industry and political representatives providing insight on the outlook for the automotive supply chain.The first session will explore the work undertaken by the Automotive Council to boost the UK’s £4.8 billion automotive supply network. Leading the presentations will be Richard Parry-Jones, Automotive Council Co-Chair; Jon Beasley (GKN), Automotive Council Technology Group member and Michael Mychajluk (Jaguar Land Rover), Automotive Council Supply Chain Group member.Speakers will also include Phil Davies, Automotive Analyst for the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) who will outline the findings of the latest Automotive Council supply chain commodity survey. Launched in August, the full report highlighted more than £3bn of opportunities awaiting UK suppliers, highlighting the key components that vehicle manufacturers are looking to source locally and priority areas for growth.Paul Everitt, SMMT Chief Executive, will explore the need to implement a formalised industrial strategy to ensure the future prosperity of UK automotive manufacturing. Concluding the speaker session, Ian Henry, Director of AutoAnalysis, will provide an update on the current and future car manufacturing trends in Europe.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

Thomas Mair used hunting bullets that expand after being fired when he

first_imgThomas Mair was armed with British-made hollow-point rifle bullets more commonly used to kill vermin when he murdered MP Jo Cox, his trial heard.A plastic bag found in a holdall when the alleged killer, 53, was arrested was found to contain 25 live .22 calibre rounds, jurors were told.Twelve of the rounds were lead hollow-point cartridges made by British maker Eley, firearms expert Andre Horne told the Old Bailey trial. The other 13 were made by a German firm. A gun that was presented in evidence during the trial of Thomas Mair Credit:West Yorkshire Police A photograph of the gun in a bag next to a small drop of blood Credit:West Yorkshire Police Mr Horne said hollow-points were designed to expand after firing, adding: “The idea of that is to cause a greater wound size, especially when hunting, which would be considered a more humane way of disposing of animals.”He explained this was because a bullet staying together and causing a smaller wound might allow it to escape, prolonging its suffering before it died.He added: “They are most commonly used for hunting vermin, squirrels, rabbits and other small animals.”Mr Horne said that the bullets could be legally owned in the UK with the correct firearms licence. Show more Prosecutor Richard Whittam QC said to the expert: “In its long form it’s a firearm and you could have had lawful possession of it with a certificate. But in its reduced size it is a banned weapon in this country altogether?”Mr Horne replied: “That’s correct, yes.”Kerry Versfeld, of the National Ballistics Intelligence Service, examined the gun, two casings, a spent cartridge and items recovered from the post mortem. A photograph of the gun in a bag next to a small drop of blood  A gun that was presented in evidence during the trial of Thomas Mair  Blood stains that were a “billion-to-one” match to both Mrs Cox and Mair were found on the gun and dagger when they were tested, the court heard.Jurors also heard that Mrs Cox tried to shield her face with her hands as her killer shot her in the head.They were shown the modified .22 calibre Weihrauch rifle found in the holdall. The bolt-action gun had had its shoulder stock and all but 4cm of its barrel removed, Mr Horne said.This, jurors heard, would have made the now 29cm (12-inch) weapon fireable with one hand, but decreased the penetrating power of the resulting shot – perhaps accounting for why the two shots to Mrs Cox’s head failed to penetrate her skull. A knife that was allegedly used in the killing of Jo Cox Credit: West Yorkshire Police Testing “conclusively” determined that two cases from the scene and one found in nearby John Nelson Close were all fired by the rifle, she said.Two bullets recovered were “consistent” with being fired by the gun, she told jurors.The court was also shown the dagger allegedly used to stab Mrs Cox 15 times in the chest and abdomen.Mr Horne said it was a Fairbairn-Sykes “fighting dagger”, a design first made in 1941 for British special forces and commando units, with a 17.4cm blade.But he added: “It was determined that it was a fake replica and not one that was produced for the military.”The trial continues.  A knife that was allegedly used in the killing of Jo Cox  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

811 THW Kiel beat Porto

4. Orlen Wisla Plock9405245:239(6)8 1. THW Kiel10811298:268(30)17 3. KS Vive Targi Kielce9513269:246(23)11 FC PortohandballTHW Kiel 5. FC Porto Vitalis10217241:278(-37)5 2. KIF Kolding Kobenhavn9603223:216(7)12 6. Dunkerque HB Grand Littora…9117213:242(-29)3 German champion THW Kiel finished Preliminary Round of the EHF Champions League with a victory over FC Porto 30:25 (17:11). Alfred Gislason’s team ended first part of the European season with 8 wins, only one draw and defeat against Kielce. In tonight’s match Christian Zeitz was the Top scorer with 6 goals. Portuguese champion had also very good season in European elite with two victories – five points at total.THW KIEL: Sjöstrand (1.-30., 9/1 saves), Palicka (31.-60., 6 saves); Toft Hansen (1), Sigurdsson (n.e.), Sprenger (2), Wiencek (3), Ekberg (4/1), Lauge, Zeitz (6), Jallouz (3), Klein (5), Jicha (1), Vujin (5/3); Trainer: GislasonFC PORTO: Bravo (5 saves), Laurentino (31.-60., 9 saves); Carvalhais (n.e.), Duarte (5), Ferraz (5), Alves (n.e.), Spinola (5/1), Moreira (1), Hernandez Borges (2), Davyes (3), H. Santos (1/1), Rosario (n.e.), Pereira (2), Schubert (1); Trainer: ObradovicSTANDINGS: ← Previous Story Robin to replace Sterbik in Barca! Next Story → BATTLE FOR SEHA F4: Vardar beat Tatran in Presov! read more

Over 18000 votes for SportHero Young World Handball player 20162017

← Previous Story SportHero World Young Handball team 2016/2017 Next Story → Brazil takes over America for the tenth time! Here is the explanation of the Voting process for the SportHero World’s Young Handball Player 2015/2016. made the Jury consisted of the handball specialized journalists from ten countries, while the last member were fans. All the Jury members gave the two names per position with 2 and 1 point (MVP got 3), while the fans’ opinion was calculated different with 7, 5, 3 and 1 point per position.Player with the biggest support fron the fans – Jerry Tolbring (1,916) got 10 points!Exactly 18,013 votes are counted in voting.SPORTHERO World Young Left Wing 2016/2017Jerry Tollbring (IFK Kristianstad – Sweden) (40%, 1,916 Votes) 7Andrei Yurynok (Meshkov Brest – Belarus) (27%, 1,283 Votes) 5Magnus Landin Jacobsen (KIF Kolding Kobenhavn – Denmark) (22%, 1,064 Votes) 3Adam Juhasz (Grundfos Tatabanya KC – Hungary) (11%, 539 Votes) 1Total Voters: 4,802SPORTHERO World Young Left Back 2016/2017Lukas Nilsson (THW Kiel – Sweden) (59%, 991 Votes) 7Nikola Bilyk (THW Kiel – Austria) (20%, 347 Votes) 5Dani Dujshebaev (BM Atletico Valladolid – Spain) (15%, 250 Votes) 3Haniel Langaro (Naturhouse La Rioja – Brazil) (6%, 106 Votes) 1Total Voters: 1,694SPORTHERO World Young Playmaker 2016/2017?Sander Sagosen (Aalborg Handbold – Norway) (41%, 1,401 Votes) 7Artsiom Kulak (Meshkov Brest – Belarus) (37%, 1,265 Votes) 5Filip Taleski (Rhein Neckar Lowen – Macedonia) (18%, 605 Votes) 3Paul Drux (Fuchse Berlin – Germany) (3%, 107 Votes) 1Total Voters: 3,378SPORTHERO World Young Right Back 2016/2017?Nedim Remili (Paris Saint Germain – France) (45%, 648 Votes) 7Magnus Albevik Rod (Bækkelaget Håndball Elite – Norway) (38%, 539 Votes) 5Dika Mem (FC Barcelona Lassa – France) (13%, 184 Votes) 3Melvyn Richardson (Chambery Savoie – France) (4%, 64 Votes) 1Total Voters: 1,435SPORTHERO World Young Right Wing 2016/2017?Arkadiusz Moryto (Zaglebie Lubin – Poland) (52%, 954 Votes) 7Blaz Janc (RK Celje Pivovarna Lasko – Slovenia) (27%, 497 Votes) 5Benoit Kounkoud (Paris SAint Germain – France) (12%, 229 Votes) 3Gal Marguc (RK Celje Pivovarna Lasko – Slovenia) (8%, 156 Votes) 1Total Voters: 1,836SPORTHERO World Young Line Player 2016/2017?Artsem Karalek (Saint Raphael – Belarus) (54%, 1,307 Votes) 7Ludovic Fabregas (HC Montpellier Handball – France) (25%, 603 Votes) 5Bence Banhidi (Pick Szeged – Hungary) (15%, 359 Votes) 3Jannik Kohlbacher (HSG Wetzlar – Germany) (6%, 138 Votes) 1Total Voters: 2,407SPORTHERO World Young Goalkeeper 2016/2017?Xoan Ledo Menendez (Villa De Aranda – Spain) (46%, 1,096 Votes) 7Adam Borbely (Telekom Veszprem – Hungary) (31%, 733 Votes) 5Lucas Bauer (Rhein Neckar Lowen – Germany) (13%, 308 Votes) 3Julien Meyer (Chambery Savoie – France) (9%, 224 Votes) 1Total Voters: 2,361 read more

Father of gunman who killed six people says its his duty to

first_imgTeen-Line Ireland 1800 833 634 (for ages 13 to 19) Console 1800 247 247 – (suicide prevention, self-harm, bereavement) ELLIOT RODGER’S FATHER says it’s his “duty” to help prevent future mass killings.The father of the young man who killed six people and injured 13 others near the University of California, Santa Barbara, last month says says he wants to help people recognise warning signs of mental illness within families.Elliot Rodgers, aged 22, stabbed three people to death and then fatally shot three more. He posted a video on YouTube beforehand vowing to punish women.He killed himself after the knife-and-gun rampage.Peter Rodgers, an assistant director of the 2012 Hollywood blockbuster, The Hunger Games, says his son hid his sickness from his family, mental health professionals and law enforcement.He says in hindsight he is beginning to understand there are traits that family members can look out for in loved ones.Speaking to Barbara Walters in an interview to air today as an ABC News prime-time special, Peter said he constantly thinks about the young men and women who his son killed. Wall of remembrance for those that were killed by Elliot Rodgers. Source: AP/Press Association Images“My son caused so much pain and suffering for so many families,” he said.Peter says he now finds himself in a “reverse nightmare situation”.When you go to sleep normally you have a nightmare and you wake up and everything it okay. Now I go to sleep, I might have a nice dream and then I wake up and slowly the truth about what happened dawns on me — my son is a mass murderer.He said there was “no way” he ever thought his son “could hurt a flea”.We didn’t see this coming.Additional reporting Associated PressHelplines: Childline 1800 66 66 66 (for under 18s) Aware 1890 303 302 (depression, anxiety)center_img Samaritans 116 123 or email  Read: Gunman who killed six people posted video on YouTube vowing to punish women>Read: Seven people shot dead in drive-by shooting near California university> Pieta House 01 601 0000 or email – (suicide, self-harm, bereavement)last_img read more

Male charged in connection with death of 20yearold man in Sligo

first_imgMale charged in connection with death of 20-year-old man in Sligo A post-mortem examination was being carried out on Jimmy Loughlin’s body today. Short URL By Michelle Hennessy Jimmy Loughlin, who died after an assault in Sligo town yesterday, was described today as a popular and well respected young man. Sunday 25 Feb 2018, 10:09 PM 53,438 Views Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlecenter_img Jimmy Loughlin, who died after an assault in Sligo town yesterday, was described today as a popular and well respected young man. Image: Facebook No Comments Updated 10.05pmA MAN HAS been charged in connection with the death of 20-year-old Jimmy Loughlin.Gardaí in Sligo investigating the murder of the young man said this evening that they have charged a male in connection with the incident. He will appear before Donegal Town district court at 10.30am tomorrow morning.The community in Sligo town is in shock following the death of Jimmy Loughlin, originally from the Ballintogher area, who was found dead yesterday afternoon at a house on Connolly Street in Sligo town.A 31-year-old man was arrested a short time later and a murder investigation was launched.  The arrested man was held in custody at Ballymote garda station.A post-mortem examination was being carried out today to determine the exact cause of death of the 20-year-old man.Fianna Fáil councillor Tom MacSharry told that the community is “in shock”.“It’s very tragic and our thoughts and prayers are with the deceased man and his family and his friends,” he said.“I didn’t know him personally, but from what I hear in Sligo he was very popular and very well respected.”MacSharry also said Loughlin was well regarded by his fellow employees at the local McDonald’s restaurant.- Comments have been closed as a person has been charged. Additional reporting Aoife Barry.Read: Gardaí launch murder investigation after man found dead in Sligo> Share50 Tweet Email2 Image: Facebook Feb 25th 2018, 5:05 PM last_img read more

Luis Suarez celebrates 150 La Liga matches for Barcelona

first_imgAfter reaching an impressive 150 La Liga matches for FC Barcelona, striker Luis Suarez explained the sacrifice he had to make when he arrived.As one of FC Barcelona’s greatest strikers to play in the modern era, Luis Suarez completed his 150th La Liga match against Girona last Sunday and he shared the moment in which he decided to sacrifice his game in order to fit in a squad that had Lionel Messi and Neymar.The Uruguay international was coming from a Liverpool squad in which he was the most important offensive player, he moved all around the pitch at will and didn’t have any restrictions to play in a specific position.When he first got to Barcelona however, the manager told him that he would be the player who was going to have to do the “dirty work” with all the defenders inside the box.This was something that Luis Suarez was very familiar with due to his learning experience for Uruguay under manager Oscar Washington Tabarez, when he realized that his defensive work was going to be on point, Luis didn’t care about making a sacrifice for his teammates because he was used to it already.The effort paid off in a major way, as he won the treble with his two offensive teammates on his first season with the club.Proud to have worn the FC Barcelona shirt 150 times in La Liga. Hear me discuss how I felt when I first joined, only on @OTRO. #OurOtherClub— Luis Suarez (@LuisSuarez9) January 28, 2019But the Luis Suarez story didn’t stop there, as he went on to have an outstanding La Liga performance next season with the Catalan club after scoring an impressive 40 goals that gave him the chance to win the second Golden Shoe of his career.This individual award is only given to the player who scores the highest number of league goals throughout the season, but all those goals wouldn’t have been possible to score by Luis Suarez if it wasn’t for that indomitable fighting spirit that is very usual in players who were born in Uruguay.Luis Suarez shared his learning process in a new project called “OTHER”, where he also shared a hashtag by the name of #OurOtherClub.“When I first came to Barcelona I was playing with Neymar on one side and Messi on the other…” said Suarez on an interview for Otro.“I used to ask my self where was I going to play. Well, all I had to do was my job. I had to run, I had to fight the ball against defenders, I had to search for spaces so that two of the best players in the world could also play freely.”“In that sense, I knew that I needed to adapt and be smart.”Jose Mourinho, Lionel MessiMourinho: “Lionel Messi made me a better coach” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho believes the experience of going up against Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi at Real Madrid made him a greater coach.3 puntos y seguimos 💪💪💪VISÇA BARÇA 🔴🔵 Grande equipo 👏👏👏3 points and we keep going 💪💪💪 Great team— Luis Suarez (@LuisSuarez9) January 27, 2019Despite having all these obstacles on his career, Luis Suarez was always able to perform at the top of his game for any club he represented and FC Barcelona was no exception.Last Sunday’s match represented Suarez’s 150th La Liga match since he arrived in Barcelona, he’s become the player with the most goals after said number of matches in the club’s history even above Lionel Messi.The Argentine didn’t reach 150 league matches until that mythical 2011-2012 season when he scored the all-time record of 50 goals in a single tournament, Messi reached those 150 matches and he scored fewer goals than Suarez until that moment.The Uruguay international has a better goal-average than Barcelona’s greatest player in history and he still hasn’t reached the end of his career with the Catalan club, this relationship between both players might be the greatest duo in football history.So far this season, Luis has already scored 15 goals, and Messi has reached 19 in the current competition.Both of them seem like they will have a groundbreaking tournament, which may most likely end with both of them winning La Liga title.🎂 ¿Todavía no has felicitado a @LuisSuarez9?🎁 Envía tu mensaje de felicitación— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona_es) January 24, 2019How many goals will Luis Suarez score this season for FC Barcelona? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

Jan Goldsmith on what to expect next with Justice Kavanaugh swearing in

first_img Posted: October 8, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Justice Kavanaugh is replacing Justice Anthony Kennedy, who was the court’s swing vote on critical issues including same-sex marriage, abortion, and campaign finance.KUSI contributor Jan Goldsmith, who served as a Superior Court Judge for 10 years, joined us in studio on what to expect with Justice Kavanaugh swearing in. Jan Goldsmith on what to expect next with Justice Kavanaugh swearing in October 8, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom Categories: Local San Diego News, National & International News, Politics Tags: Brett Kavanaugh FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

UPDATE Alternative light rail funding options may not pencil out alone

first_imgAs C-Tran looks for ways to pay for operating light rail in Vancouver, an early analysis shows most of the recently explored options wouldn’t foot the bill by themselves.If they don’t pencil out, that would leave the agency right back where it started: pursuing a sales tax increase — and a November ballot measure — to pay for light rail.That’s the path C-Tran had long assumed until earlier this year, when Vancouver Mayor Tim Leavitt and others pushed for more study of funding sources that wouldn’t require a sales tax hike. Last month, the full C-Tran Board of Directors told agency staff to explore possible alternatives, while keeping an emphasis on a November ballot measure this year.C-Tran and the city of Vancouver have since looked at several possible options: an employer tax, a car rental sales and use tax, and a vehicle license fee among them. The agencies also evaluated using money from their respective general funds. In C-Tran’s case, that would require a change in board policy. Officials even included a “sales tax windfall” from the Columbia River Crossing — that is, using the extra tax revenue generated during construction of the $3.5 billion megaproject.By themselves, most of those examples appear to fall well short of covering the estimated $2.57 million annual cost to operate light rail in Clark County, according to a staff report form C-Tran Executive Director Jeff Hamm. An employer tax across C-Tran’s entire service district could collect as much as $3 million per year, but that’s a slow-growing revenue source not likely to keep pace with the rising cost of light rail over time, according to the report released Friday.last_img read more

Firefighters hold line on Colorado wildfire

first_imgCOLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Firefighters held the line Friday on a Colorado wildfire in which two people were killed as they tried to escape and 379 homes were destroyed.The Black Forest fire zone near Colorado Springs remained at 25 square miles, thanks to lighter winds and firefighters quickly stamping out flare-ups. Sheriff’s deputies patrolling for looters directed crews to dozens of hot spots, incident commander Rich Harvey said.For the first time since the fire started Tuesday, authorities seem optimistic that they can stop it. El Paso County sheriff Terry Maketa said he was feeling much better about the fire in a heavily-wooded area with houses on large lots.“I thought last night was a success,” Maketa said.The destruction surpassed last June’s nearby Waldo Canyon Fire as the most destructive in state history. That blaze burned 347 homes and killed two people.About 38,000 people across roughly 70 square miles have been ordered out of their homes, including residents of 1,000 homes inside Colorado Springs. Colorado’s second-largest city, with a population of 430,000, also asked residents of 2,000 more homes to be ready to evacuate.last_img read more