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ROS roster shakeup ‘hard to accept at first,’ admits Belga

first_imgRobredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo “Each of us need to adapt to the system. We’re okay. With the new additions, I think we can have a better run this conference,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThe recent changes in Rain or Shine really hits home for Beau Belga.From coach Yeng Guiao’s departure last season, to trades involving Paul Lee, JR Quiñahan, and now Jeff Chan, the burly big man has been a silent witness as remnants of the old Elasto Painters crew fade away.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo “Yung feeling, masakit kasi binuo ito ni coach Yeng as a family. Yung isa isang nawawala, parang sa una, mahirap tanggapin,” he said.(It’s a painful feeling seeing players one-by-one go because the team coach Yeng built was a family and it’s really hard to accept at first.)FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsSince the team won the 2016 Commissioner’s Cup last season, Rain or Shine has never made it past the quarterfinals, with roster changes abound since Guiao’s departure.But true to the lessons ingrained by their old mentor, Belga said he has no other recourse but to keep doing his job as the Painters hope to finally turn the page for the Elasto Painters and get themselves back to their championship-contending ways. MOST READ PH’s SEA Games campaign gets going Tuesdaycenter_img Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games NGCP on security risk: Chinese just technical advisers “Sinabi niya nga sa amin na it’s our job,” he shared. “Di namin alam kung saan kami mapupunta, kung bukas makalawa, di mo alam kung nasa anong team ka na. You have to be prepared sa pinakamalupit na mangyayari.”(He told us that it’s our job. We don’t know where we’ll end up, if tomorrow or the other day, we’ll be in another team. You have to be prepared for the worst that can happen.)Belga is bracing for what’s next for his team, sharing that he’s open on whatever path the Rain or Shine management decides to put him on.“It’s their decision if they think they want to trade me. I can’t do anything there and I have no control over that. The only thing I can control is my game. For that matter, it’s going to be the management’s decision,” he said.Belga added he will do his best to keep the Elasto Painters in contention, especially in the season-ending 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

Mercedes-Benz launches new GLA in India; prices start at Rs 30.65 lakh

first_imgMercedes-Benz has launched the new GLA facelift in India at a price of Rs 30.65 lakh (ex showroom, New Delhi) for the 200d Style variant, Rs 32.20 lakh (ex showroom, New Delhi) for the 200 Sport variant, Rs 33.85 lakh (ex showroom, New Delhi) for the 200d Sport variant and Rs 36.75 lakh (ex showroom, New Delhi) for the 220d 4Matic variant. Initially launched in 2016 in India, the new GLA was showcased at the Detroit Motor Show earlier this year.With this, Mercedes-Benz have launched 7 products in India this year. In June, Mercedes-Benz launched the E220d, AMG GLS 63 and AMG G63 ‘Edition 463’. Mercedes-Benz locally assembles the GLA facelift at the company facility in Chakan, near Pune in Maharashtra.2017 Mercedes-Benz GLADesign:The updated GLA features LED High Performance tail lights with a multi-level function, while the brake lights and indicators are controlled in three intensities. Full brightness by day, a medium level for driving during the night and a lower level when at a standstill during the night, so as not to dazzle other road users. With this multi-level function the GLA automatically offers the correct level of brightness for all light, weather and traffic conditions.Engine:The engine options for the India bound GLA will stay the same as the current car. Initially the power range of the 1.6 and 2.0-litre petrol engines will extend from 156 hp in the GLA 200 to 183PS.2017 Mercedes-Benz GLAThe GLA 200 CDI develops 136PS and maximum torque of 300Nm and has a displacement of 2.2 litres. While the GLA 220 CDI likewise has a displacement of 2.2 litres and develops 170PS and 350 Nm.advertisementFeatures:The interiors have also been given a fresh look and although the eight-inch infotainment system remains the same, the instrument panel has received a makeover and the electric seat controls and centre console stowage compartment surround get a chrome finish.2017 Mercedes-Benz GLAA new Yellow Night Edition model of the GLA has also been introduced which sports black exterior paint, yellow highlights and alloy wheels of the same colour scheme. Artico leather and Dinamica microfibre is present on the seats of  the Yellow Night Edition car.Competition:The updated Mercedes-Benz GLA will be competing against the likes of BMW X1 and Audi Q3 in India.2017 Mercedes-Benz GLAALSO READ:Mercedes-Benz GLA facelift: Everything you need to knowALSO READ:Mercedes-Benz E220d launched in India at Rs 57.14 lakhlast_img read more

India vs New Zealand, World Cup 2019: Funny memes out as rain frustrates fans

first_imgInclement English weather has become a regular feature of the 2019 edition of the World Cup in its second week. A record three matches have already been either called off or abandoned in the ongoing edition of the quadrennial tournament.International Cricket Council (ICC) has been criticized by fans for conducting the coveted tournament in a rainy season in England.However, the ICC has said they could not have predicted this extremely unseasonable weather and it is not possible logistically to have reserve days for all matches. In this edition, there are reserve days for the two semi-finals and the final.India’s match against New Zealand has also been affected by the unpredictable rain in Nottingham. Fans of both teams have been praying that today’s match doesn’t suffer the same fate as the three rained out matches in the week.Tweeple came up with some hilarious memes, expressing their frustration at rained-out matches at the World Cup.Story of #INDvNZ #CWC19 so far.Covers: pic.twitter.com/ZVItYjjrffNikhil (@CricCrazyNIKS) June 13, 2019They should just give the Cricket World Cup trophy to THE RAIN now. It has looked unbeatable the whole tournament and consistently put in winning performances.#INDvNZ #CWC19Asjad Nazir (@asjadnazir) June 13, 2019Rain & Nottingham are trending. We don’t have a match yet. #CWC19 #IndvNZPrabhu (@Cricprabhu) June 13, 2019#INDvsNZ Hey ! Rain Please Stop At Nottingham ..Please Come To #Chennai Side … … We Want Water & India Victory pic.twitter.com/REKr06VtXTSridhar Ajithdoss (@im_sridhar_) June 13, 2019Dear #ICC change all matches to Chepauk Stadium.We Never Ever Feel #Rain #INDvNZ #Nottingham #ICCWorldCup2019 #CSK #Dhoni pic.twitter.com/8lDtBPAOhRadvertisementMahi Mahika (@mahiimahika) June 13, 2019Official dress for today #INDvNZ pic.twitter.com/oJ64uwBXg2Kalyan vasu (@vasu7462825) June 13, 2019It hurts more than a brkup…@ICC wth is this..#INDvNZ pic.twitter.com/Y90cecNBpB#SLvAUS #SAvAFG #INDvPAK #PAKvIND #CWC19 #CWC19 (@Dhoni7_fc) June 13, 2019When countries are fighting for World cup.Rain :- pic.twitter.com/BCAn15bcDyMuskan (@Red__vampire) June 13, 2019Rain is the best team in the world Cup so far #INDvNZ #ICCWorldCup2019 pic.twitter.com/tOfDex22aDSaurabhSreefamAvengers (@Marvellous_13) June 13, 2019#CWC2019This is how the World Cup matches will be played in England if the rain continues to play spoil sport.#INDvNZ pic.twitter.com/2cTbDJS1L7Staline E P (@StalinePanneer) June 13, 2019Also Read | World Cup 2019: India vs New Zealand (IND vs NZ) Nottingham Weather ForecastAlso Read | India vs New Zealand, World Cup 2019: Kedar Jadhav pleads Nottingham rain to go to MaharashtraAlso See:last_img read more

Valcke denies bribery allegations

first_imgWorld Cup Valcke denies allegations of receiving bribe from PSG president Al-Khelaifi Ryan Benson Last updated 2 years ago 18:52 10/13/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) valcke-cropped Getty Images World Cup PSG Ligue 1 The former FIFA secretary general insists that he never received a payment relating to World Cup broadcast rights after investigations were opened Former FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke has denied allegations of corruption relating to the broadcast rights of several World Cups after the Swiss attorney general’s office (OAG) opened criminal proceedings against him and beIN Media Group CEO Nasser Al-Khelaifi on Thursday.The OAG announced on Thursday that Valcke was under investigation for allegedly accepting “undue advantages from a businessman in the sports right sector” in connection to the media rights in certain countries of the World Cups in 2018, 2022, 2026 and 2030.Added to that, they revealed that Al-Khelaifi – who is also president of Paris Saint-Germain – was being looked into for similar reasons relating to the World Cups in 2026 and 2030. Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. In a statement released on Thursday beIN Media Group denied any wrongdoing and Valcke, who is in the process of appealing a 10-year ban from football for a break of FIFA’s code of ethics, has followed suit, insisting he has never received any payment from Al-Khelaifi.Speaking to L’Equipe, Valcke said: “They say that there was a payment of money from Nasser to me against the sale of rights at a preferential rate, but I did not receive anything from Nasser, I can assure you. There has never been an exchange between Nasser and me.”Everything to do with negotiating TV rights has always been done by the department concerned and the final decision was always in the hands of the finance committee and the executive committee of FIFA.”It was not my choice, my decision or in my power to do this kind of transaction without it being validated.”FIFA has backed the OAG’s investigation into Valcke and Al-Khelaifi, commenting that they see themselves as a “damaged party” in an official statement.A spokesperson said: “FIFA fully supports the investigation conducted by the Swiss Office of the Attorney General‎ as well as the other involved authorities that has become public today.”FIFA has constituted itself as a damaged party in this investigation, in line with the applicable provisions of Swiss procedural law.‎”No further comments can be made by FIFA at this stage in view of the fact that the investigation by the authorities is ongoing.”last_img read more

10 months agoCardiff striker Gary Madine explains Sheffield Utd move

first_imgCardiff striker Gary Madine explains Sheffield Utd moveby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveCardiff City striker Gary Madine insists he’s happy to move to Sheffield United on-loan.The 28-year-old was with United’s city rivals Sheffield Wednesday between 2011 and 2015.In February 2017, Blades boss Chris Wilder accused Madine of “a lack of respect” after the forward was filmed criticising striker Billy Sharp.Madine has failed to score in 20 appearances for the Bluebirds.He told the Sheffield United club website: “There were other teams interested, but believe it or not when I knew Sheffield United was interested, I was buzzing and jumped at the chance.”I’ve played with some of the lads and against them too, I was dying to make the move happen.”Some people have this perception I don’t like Sheffield United, but that’s not true. I’ve had over 20,000 supporters booing me when I’ve played here before, it’s an intimidating place to come and some players would crumble.”But I’ve always thought I wouldn’t mind being part of that and it is certainly a club on the up, one who play some excellent football.” TagsTransfersLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Troy Calls Out Alabama, Implies Trojans Want To Play Crimson Tide

first_img “We’re playing the best teams we can get to play us. Why don’t you start calling around and see if you can get somebody else to play us, and we’ll play ’em. We’ll play anybody you can get to play us,” Saban said to the media in a recent press conference.One program has stepped up and accepted that challenge. They’re local, and they have a recent history of taking down football powers: the Troy Trojans.👋 pic.twitter.com/p4YkKI9VmV— Troy Trojans Football ⚔️ (@TroyTrojansFB) September 11, 2019In recent years, Troy has knocked off LSU and Nebraska on the road. They’re definitely a bit more dangerous than some of the Group of Five teams Alabama has brought in in recent years, though losing head coach Neal Brown to West Virginia may take off a bit of the shine.Surprisingly, Alabama and Troy have never played one another since Troy made the jump up to the FBS in 2001, despite the fact that Troy is in state, just about 150 miles from Tuscaloosa.Given that proximity, maybe the Trojans would be a bit more attractive than your New Mexico States, but something tells me they wouldn’t be the type of program that would really keep butts in seats at Bryant-Denny Stadium through the fourth quarter. Luckily, Alabama’s scheduling will ramp up soon.Beginning in 2022, the Tide have true home-and-home series starting up with Texas, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Notre Dame, and Oklahoma. A closeup of Alabama head coach Nick Saban.MIAMI, FL – DECEMBER 29: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide looka on in the fourth quarter during the College Football Playoff Semifinal against the Oklahoma Sooners at the Capital One Orange Bowl at Hard Rock Stadium on December 29, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)Aside from all of the winning and the millions upon millions of dollars coming through the program, things are hard out here for the Alabama Crimson Tide. After Saturday’s blowout win over New Mexico State, Nick Saban wasn’t thrilled in answering criticism of his program’s scheduling practices.Obviously, Alabama has a tough road, with games against Auburn, LSU, Texas A&M, and the rest of the SEC West every year. More often than not, that culminates with a meeting with Florida or Georgia in the conference title game, and clearly Alabama has proven itself in the College Football Playoff.This year’s non-conference schedule has left a lot to be desired though, especially for fans. Alabama’s premier Power Five opponent was ACC also-ran Duke, in Atlanta. At home, Alabama gets the less-than-impressive triumvirate of NMSU,  Southern Miss, and Western Carolina.According to Nick Saban, part of the problem is that teams are unwilling to schedule the mighty Tide.last_img read more

Sourav Ganguly predicts bright cricket future for India wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant

first_imgSourav Ganguly predicts bright cricket future for India wicketkeeper Rishabh PantIndia vs Australia: Former India captain Sourav Ganguly lauded Cheteshwar Pujara and Jasprit Bumrah’s contribution to India’s historic Test series win Down Under.advertisement Press Trust of India KolkataJanuary 7, 2019UPDATED: January 7, 2019 20:46 IST Rishabh Pant scored an unbeaten 159, his first hundred in Australia, in the drawn fourth Test in Sydney (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSRishabh Pant finished the Australia series with 350 runs, 68 more than captain Virat KohliPant became the first Indian wicketkeeper to score a century in AustraliaCheteshwar Pujara and Jasprit Bumrah topped the batting and bowling charts vs Australia, respectivelyFormer captain Sourav Ganguly on Monday hailed India’s historic Test series win in Australia and said wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant is one for the “future”.Having made his Test debut in August 2018, the 21-year-old Pant has gone from strength to strength, scoring a Test hundred each in England and Australia within months.In Australia, Pant amassed 350 runs in seven innings, the second highest after Cheteshwar Pujara, while behind the stumps he broke the record for most catches — 20 — by an Indian wicketkeeper in a Test series.”He will be a superb player for India in the future. He has been so good in the series and in future also, he will shine,” Ganguly told reporters on the sidelines of Bengal’s Ranji Trophy Elite Group B fixture against Punjab.Rain played spoilsport in the fourth and final Test as the Virat Kohli-led side won the series 2-1, ending a 71-year wait to win their first series Down Under.Terrific win, India played excellent cricket: GangulyAustralia were 316 in arrears when the match was called off, leaving India with a 2-1 triumph after wins in Adelaide and Melbourne. Australia won in Perth.Terming their win terrific, Ganguly said: “It’s a terrific win. They played excellent cricket throughout and the batting clicked. They scored 400-600 runs and that was the key.””Bumrah and Pujara were simply brilliant. They played big roles behind the win,” Ganguly said, while also giving credit to pacer Jasprit Bumrah, who claimed 21 wickets in four Tests at an average of 17.00, including a five-for.advertisementPujara amassed 521 runs at 74.42, scoring three hundreds to be adjudged both Man of the Match and Man of the Series.Asked to compare Kohli’s side with teams of the past including his side that drew 1-1 in 2003-04, Ganguly said: “I don’t compare ever. So I can’t answer that question.Also Read | This is the best I have ever batted, says Cheteshwar PujaraAlso Read | Cheteshwar Pujara just can’t dance: Watch India stars celebrate historic winAlso Read | ndia vs Australia: Cheteshwar Pujara a living Buddha, says MSK PrasadAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byPTI Tags :Follow India vs AustraliaFollow Sourav GangulyFollow Rishabh PantFollow Cheteshwar PujaraFollow Jasprit Bumrahlast_img read more

Rogers Cup: Serena Williams, Naomi Osaka in quarters to set up US Open final rematch

first_imgRogers Cup: Serena Williams, Naomi Osaka in quarters to set up US Open final rematchNaomi Osaka won her first career Grand Slam at Flushing Meadows after defeating Serena Williams in the final but the title match will be remembered for Williams’ feud with Carlos Ramos.advertisement Reuters TorontoAugust 9, 2019UPDATED: August 9, 2019 10:59 IST Serena Williams reached Rogers Cup quarter-finals (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSSerena Williams and Naomi Osaka advanced to the Rogers Cup quarter-finalsThe quarter-final match between the two tennis stars would be a rematch of the US Open finalOsaka won her first Grand Slam after defeating Serena in US Open finalSerena Williams and Naomi Osaka advanced to the Rogers Cup quarter-finals on Thursday to set up their first meeting since the American’s infamous row with an umpire overshadowed last year’s U.S. Open final.Osaka won her first career Grand Slam at Flushing Meadows but the title match will be remembered for Williams’ feud with Carlos Ramos, who warned her for a coaching violation before deducting a point and then a game for her behaviour.Williams, a three-times Rogers Cup champion, overcame a sluggish start on Thursday to earn a 7-5 6-4 win over Russian qualifier Ekaterina Alexandrova.Japanese second seed Osaka then closed out the day’s action with a 7-6(4) 6-4 win over Polish qualifier Iga Swiatek.”I’ve been actually looking forward to playing her for a while,” Williams said of the Osaka matchup.Williams, who is eager to get more hard-court matches under her belt before seeking a record-tying 24th career Grand Slam at the U.S. Open, came back from an early double-break down, helped in part by eight double-faults by Alexandrova in the first set.The American eighth seed, in her first career meeting with Alexandrova, went down a break again and trailed 3-1 in the second but her serve suddenly started to click as she stormed back to 3-3 and from there raced home.”She played really well. She didn’t really give me any rhythm,” Williams said. “I wasn’t sure what would come, if it was going to be hard or soft or a winner or what so it was definitely a challenge for me.”advertisementOsaka also had her hands full and needed to save a pair of set points before grabbing the opener against Swiatek.The Japanese made a quick start to the second set and seemed in control until Swiatek made a comeback, the 18-year-old winning over the crowd with her versatile play as the match wore on.Osaka, 21, said she was excited about the chance to play Williams, someone she grew up watching and has beaten in their two previous meetings.”Whenever I get the opportunity to play her it’s something that I feel is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.” said Osaka.”It feels more like I am showcasing my skills to her like ‘look what I can do.’ So I will go into the match with that mentality.”Defending champion Simona Halep, in her first event since winning last month’s Wimbledon, needed 67 minutes to secure a 6-2 6-1 win over Russian wildcard Svetlana Kuznetsova.Halep took a medical timeout in her previous match to have her left Achilles tended to and she said she still felt pain in the area against Kuznetsova but that it was feeling much better.”The fact that I’m back in the quarter-finals here means a lot to me,” said Halep. “It feels like I’m getting back the rhythm which I had in Wimbledon.”Up next for Halep will be in-form Czech qualifier Marie Bouzkova, who breezed by former French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko 6-2 6-2 and has yet to drop a set.Earlier on Thursday, Czech third seed Karolina Pliskova beat Estonian Anett Kontaveit 6-3 7-5 to set up a last eight meeting with Canadian Bianca Andreescu, who upset Dutch fifth seed Kiki Bertens 6-1 6-7(7) 6-4.Also securing passage to the last eight were American Sofia Kenin and 2017 champion Elina Svitolina of Ukraine.Also Read | Defending champ Rafael Nadal wins Rogers Cup openerAlso Read | Rogers Cup: Maria Sharapova crashes out in 1st round, teenager Dayana Yastremska stuns Johanna KontaAlso SeeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAnita Jat Nextlast_img read more

I Tried the Bone Broth Diet Fad and Here’s What I Learned

first_imgWhat happened when I spent several days eating daily servings of bone broth? A few things. My itch for great soup was scratched, I lost about a pound, and I looked a bit younger. I think the latter point was because I shaved a graying six-day beard, though. And the pound might have been random (my weight has fluctuated within a three-pound window since 2009). As for curbing my craving for soup? That was all broth, baby.Look, I’m a born skeptic. If someone tells me something can cure this, treat that, or boost something and said person is not a medical doctor (not including Dr. Oz), I tend to reject the claim out of hand. So when I started researching the many reported benefits of bone broth, I was far from convinced. Proponents of this popular super food claim it can do everything from healing damaged joints to ameliorating stomach and intestinal issues to reducing wrinkles to teaching you German. (I made up that last claim, but whatever). Regardless, I just wasn’t sold on the near-magical merits of what is really just broth, the same stuff people have been consuming for untold thousands of years.But I also understand the value of trying something yourself before you come to hard and fast conclusions. So I recently acquired a freezer full of Osso Good bone broths and soups.Osso Good Bone Broth/FacebookOsso Good Bone Broth/FacebookOsso Good is based out of Northern California and sources ingredients from Oregon and upstate California, because of course they do. The brand is committed to non-GMO, hormone-free, gluten-free, and “beyond” organic recipes. (I have no objection to certain GMO foods or to gluten, by the way, but you might, and that’s cool.)Most of the benefits reportedly achieved through bone broth consumption come thanks to the high amount of collagen found in the stuff, but from what I (and a lot of medical researchers) can tell, despite the high collagen concentration, the volume is still too low for it to notably contribute to joint health or wrinkle reduction. As for helping with gut issues, there’s no hard data there either way.However, one 8 ounce serving can deliver 2 grams of carbs, 2 grams of fiber, and an astonishing 12 grams of protein with just 60 net calories — that’s impressive. (Those are the stats for Osso Good’s Signature Bone Broth, for the record. Their Beef Bone Broth has the same amount of protein and just 45 calories. Which is still rather amazing.)Each day during a work-week-long period, I sipped the broth, ate a ready-made Osso Good Soup’R Foods soup, or used the broth to make my own soup right after a run and workout. You need protein after exercise, I figured, so why not deliver a lot of it sans the high calories? I can’t say for sure that I felt better for having consumed bone broth after working out than I would had I eaten some turkey or beans or whey protein isolate, but I can say that the stuff is delicious and warming and comforting, and that it certainly tastes nourishing. All I added was a bit of salt when drinking the broth straight up; in my soups, I added some butter, white wine, vegetables, and meats.Steven John/The ManualSteven John/The ManualOsso Good Soup’r Food soups are lower in protein than the broths, but they have a good balance of carbs and fiber and they manage to be decently filling while still low calorie. In the future, I’ll reserve those for actual meals and stick with the broth as a post-exercises elixir. Even if I doubt the veracity of many bone broth claims made by TV doctors, bloggers, and alternative medicine gurus, I know well that a body needs lots of protein, fiber, and carbs, and that balancing calories consumed with calories used is the way to maintain weight.(One final note, for a bit of clarity: the very name bone broth is rather a misnomer, as the stuff marketed as such is primarily made from meats (and veggies) than actual bones. It’s actually a stock when it’s mostly bones and smaller bits of meat. Confusing, right? Right.)You can order Osso Good bone broths to be shipped to your door on ice (dry ice, in fact!) from the company’s site, but be ready to spend a minimum of $50 per order. There are also some wild, tasty bone broth concoctions available from Epic, including Jalapeño Sea Salt and Bison Apple Cider. Kettle and Fire bone broths are available online and in stores at lower prices than most competitors. 5 Best Sport Drink Brands That Work Just As Well (or Better) than Gatorade Editors’ Recommendations What Kind of Motorcycle Should I Get? A Comprehensive Guide to Motorcycle Types All 21 Six Flags Parks in the U.S., Ranked If You Haven’t Visited the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, What Are You Waiting For? Legent Bourbon Teams Up with Tokyo Butcher Kentaro Nakaharalast_img read more

Film Nova Scotia and Empire Theatres Screen Bridge Award Films

first_imgThe province’s emerging talent will be showcased as Film Nova Scotia and Empire Theatres hold a free screening of the short films Little Claus and Big Claus, A Cape Breton Ghost Story, Dirty Laundry and Running Into Edna today, Nov. 26, at 7 p.m. at the Oxford Theatre. The three projects, produced by Paul MacNeill, Sean Doyle, Rob Hagen and Debra Taylor, and Heather Houston were recipients of the CBC/Film Nova Scotia Bridge Award. The award is designed for emerging producers, giving them the opportunity to produce a program for broadcast in the Atlantic region. The Bridge Award is a great resource for up-and-coming film makers. The screening increases awareness of the program among emerging producers before the Feb. 6 application deadline and also highlights the next generation of Nova Scotia film makers. Screening Nights are presented by Film Nova Scotia and Empire Theatres four times a year, and allow audiences to see homegrown film productions and enables local filmmakers to promote their work.last_img read more

La Province étend les programmes de sécurité au travail aux écoles

first_imgLes élèves des écoles de la Nouvelle-Écosse en sauront bientôt davantage sur la manière de prévenir les accidents du travail grâce à un nouveau programme basé sur un projet pilote réussi. Le programme, qui porte sur l’importance de la santé et de la sécurité au travail, a été mis à l’essai auprès de 330 élèves de 9e année de partout dans la province durant la dernière année scolaire. Leurs enseignants, travaillant dans les conseils scolaires régionaux Tri County, Cape Breton-Victoria, Halifax, South Shore et Annapolis Valley, ont rencontré aujourd’hui 13 mai le personnel du ministère de l’Éducation pour parler des avantages du programme et convenir, au besoin, des révisions nécessaires. Le programme sera lancé dans toutes les écoles au cours de la prochaine année scolaire. « Nous sommes résolus à créer de bons emplois dans la province, de dire Marilyn More, ministre de l’Éducation et ministre du Travail et du Développement de la main-d’œuvre, et de bons emplois existent dans des milieux de travail sécuritaires. En enseignant aux jeunes gens leurs droits à titre de travailleurs, nous encourageons les discussions et les dialogues ouverts nécessaires pour créer des milieux de travail plus sécuritaires. » Le ministère de l’Éducation, celui du Travail et du Développement de la main-d’œuvre et la Commission d’indemnisation des accidentés du travail ont élaboré le programme de huit heures d’enseignement en classe qui fera partie du cours obligatoire de 9e année intitulé Développement personnel et social. « Mes élèves peuvent maintenant repérer un danger pour la santé lorsqu’ils en voient un et ils comprennent les conséquences de ne rien dire à ce sujet, souligne John Helle qui enseigne à l’école secondaire de premier cycle Malcolm Munroe. Mes élèves m’ont dit qu’ils expriment plus souvent leurs préoccupations dans le cadre de leurs emplois à temps partiel et j’espère que ces compétences importantes leur serviront tout au long de leurs carrières. » Comme c’est aussi le cas dans bien d’autres provinces, le nombre de jeunes gens qui font leur entrée sur le marché du travail va en augmentant. Selon Statistique Canada, 62 700 Néo-Écossais de 15 à 24 ans font partie de la population active. En 2009, près de 1000 travailleurs de moins de 24 ans ont perdu des heures de travail à cause de blessures professionnelles. « Il n’y a rien de plus important pour les parents que la sécurité de leur fils ou de leur fille, de dire Mme More. Le nombre de blessures professionnelles chez les jeunes est inacceptable et je suis heureuse de savoir que tous les élèves de 9e année de la province seront mieux sensibilisés à ce sujet et posséderont ces compétences importantes au moment d’entrer sur le marché du travail. »last_img read more

Le gouvernement provincial célèbre lesprit communautaire

first_imgLes Néo-Écossais seront en mesure d’afficher leur fierté envers leurs communautés grâce à un nouveau registre de proclamations qui célèbre les aspects uniques de la culture et du patrimoine de la province. Le registre sera établi par la nouvelle loi sur l’esprit communautaire (Community Spirit Act), présentée aujourd’hui 24 novembre par David Wilson, ministre des Communautés, de la Culture et du Patrimoine. « La promotion de communautés fortes est une autre façon dont nous contribuons à l’amélioration de la vie des familles, et la loi sur l’esprit communautaire appuie cet objectif en renforçant la fierté civique, a dit M. Wilson. Les Néo-Écossais savent que le fait d’honorer notre culture et notre patrimoine mène à des communautés dynamiques, et nous avons hâte de collaborer avec les municipalités pour élaborer le registre. » De nombreuses collectivités pourraient bénéficier du nouveau registre, par exemple LaHave, dans la Municipalité du district de Lunenburg, où l’on trouve le musée Fort Point, situé au lieu historique national du Fort-Sainte-Marie-de-Grâce. La carte de la région a été dressée par l’explorateur français Samuel de Champlain en 1604, et la première capitale de la Nouvelle-France y a été établie en 1632. Le musée Fort Point présente plus de 400 ans d’histoire aux Néo-Écossais et aux visiteurs, et a établi un lien avec la communauté mi’kmaq. Le musée s’affiche comme un musée vivant; il raconte l’histoire de la station de phare de LaHave et accueille de nombreux groupes et événements communautaires pendant toute l’année. Le projet d’histoire orale du musée vise à enregistrer les histoires et les expériences des aînés de la région et de les mettre à la disposition des visiteurs et de la communauté. Le registre permettrait à la communauté de travailler avec la municipalité pour reconnaître cet aspect de son patrimoine grâce à une proclamation inscrite auprès du gouvernement provincial. « La culture et le patrimoine de la Nouvelle-Écosse sont diversifiés, et le registre contribuera à améliorer le profil des communautés qui ont une histoire à raconter, a dit Donna Malone, présidente de la Lunenburg County Historical Society, qui exploite le musée Fort Point. Le registre permettra aux communautés de promouvoir officiellement leur caractère unique auprès d’un plus grand public sur la scène provinciale et nationale. » Lorsque le registre sera créé, les municipalités seront en mesure d’approuver des proclamations au sujet des qualités uniques de leurs communautés et de faire une demande d’inscription auprès du gouvernement provincial. Une fois approuvées par le ministre des Communautés, de la Culture et du Patrimoine, les proclamations seront inscrites au registre, qui pourra être consulté en ligne. Les proclamations peuvent mettre en évidence des événements importants ou des éléments de la culture et du patrimoine qui distinguent les communautés et augmentent la qualité de vie des résidents. Le processus de demande d’inscription au registre encouragera les municipalités à considérer les facteurs juridiques, historiques et culturels avant d’approuver les proclamations et de les soumettre au gouvernement provincial. Les formulaires de demande et le registre seront disponibles en ligne au printemps 2012. Des renseignements sur le musée Fort Point sont disponibles au www.fortpointmuseum.com (en anglais seulement).last_img read more

Canadas threat level not changing in wake of New Zealand mass shooting

first_imgOTTAWA (NEWS 1130) – Canada is offering New Zealand its full support as an ally and intelligence partner, following the horrific mass shooting at two mosques in that country.Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale saying he is closely following developments and our threat level remains at medium.He says there are no known Canadian connections, despite unconfirmed reports the shooter in Christchurch, New Zealand may have been influenced by the gunman in the Quebec mosque shooting two years ago.RELATED: ‘Worst kind of shock’: Vancouver Muslim community reacts to deadly Christchurch mosque shootingIn a statement, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he is appalled by this terror attack, saying hate has no place in the world and diversity is a strength. Trudeau says Canada remembers all too well the pain caused by senseless violence.“To the people of New Zealand and to Muslim communities around the world: you are in our hearts and minds. We join in your grief and stand with you at this incredibly difficult time.”We extend our deepest condolences to the families and friends who lost loved ones in the terrorist attack on two mosques in New Zealand. Please read my statement on this senseless tragedy: https://t.co/hSxGVQCTZE— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) March 15, 2019“We must all confront Islamophobia and work to create a world in which all people—no matter their faith, where they live, or where they were born—can feel safe and secure,” Trudeau added in his statement.Environment Minister Catherine McKenna echoed Trudeau’s sentiments. “We need to stand up against Islamophobia. We need to stand up against hatred of all kinds.”The flag on top of the peace tower is flying at half mast in memory of the victims.Today, the flag on the Peace Tower will be flown at half-mast until sunset in memory of the victims of the tragic events in two mosques in New Zealand. #SenCA pic.twitter.com/syQGgIj1b9— Senate of Canada (@SenateCA) March 15, 2019NDP leader Jagmeet Singh says he is heartbroken, saying Islamophobia has no place anywhere in the world.Heartbroken by the devastating news of deadly shootings at two mosques in New Zealand.My heart goes out to the families of the murdered and all those impacted by this act of terror. Islamophobia kills – and has no place anywhere in the world.— Jagmeet Singh (@theJagmeetSingh) March 15, 2019Conservative leader Andrew Scheer took to Twitter on Thursday night, calling it a “despicable act of evil.” He faced some criticism though for not mentioning the mosque, Muslims, or Islamaphobia in his initial statement.There are no words strong enough to condemn this kind of vile hatred. I am praying for peace for the families of those lost and recovery for those injured. 2/2— Andrew Scheer (@AndrewScheer) March 15, 2019On Friday morning, he issued an extended statement on Facebook.“As Canadians are learning the horrific details of last night’s terror attack at two New Zealand mosques, I wish to express both my deep sadness at the tragic loss of innocent life and my profound condemnation of this cowardly and hateful attack on the Muslim community.“Houses of worship, like the two mosques attacked last night, should be places where all people can meet freely and without fear. We stand with our Muslim brothers and sisters to ensure that they remain this way. We must condemn, in the strongest terms possible, the type of extreme and vile hatred that motivated this despicable act of evil.”Four people were taken into custody following the shooting, in which 49 people were killed at two mosques. Three were said to be linked to the attack, with the country’s prime minister saying one of the suspects had publicly stated they were Australian born.“It is clear that this is one of New Zealand’s darkest days,” Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said, calling it an act of “unprecedented violence” that has no place in New Zealand.New Zealand’s national security level has been lifted from low to high.RELATED: QuickQuotes: Canadian reactions to New Zealand mosque attacksPolice say officers found two improvised explosive devices in different vehicles, adding a hospital was a target.A live stream of the incident apparently taken by a shooter surfaced online. Police have confirmed its authenticity and are asking people to stop circulating the “extremely distressing footage.”The same person is believed to have shared a manifesto online before the shooting. – With files from Estefania Duran, Mike Lloyd, Hana Mae Nassar, The Associated Presslast_img read more

Ending Supernatural was a community decision

first_imgLos Angeles: Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles have said that it was a “community decision” to bring the curtains down on their hit show ‘Supernatural’. The series, which will culminate with its 15th season, features the two actors as the Winchester brothers who hunt demons, ghosts, monsters, and other supernatural beings. Speaking at the “Supernatural” convention in Las Vegas, Padalecki said, “This was a community decision”. He further said that there was never any pressure from The CW network and the studio to wrap up show, reported Entertainment Weekly. Also Read – I have personal ambitions now: PriyankaAckles added that the show’s end was debated for months by both the cast and the crew. “Nobody wanted to see this show fizzle out. I think that it was everyone wanting to do the biggest service to the show that we could by going out strong. It just seemed like the writing was kind of on the wall as to when that was happening. “Everybody kind of felt that it was coming soon, and so it was just taking that leap of faith of going like, ‘Well guys, let’s get out the paint and paint that finish line because what we’ve accomplished is unlike any other’,” he said. The final season will consist of 20 episodes. The show is executive produced by Robert Singer, Andrew Dabb, Phil Sgriccia, Jeremy Carver, Eugenie Ross-Leming, and Brad Buckner. It is produced by Warner Bros Television, in association with Wonderland Sound and Vision.last_img read more

UN urges management of inland fisheries for food income stability

22 October 2010The need to conserve and properly manage inland fisheries is often neglected despite the crucial role they play in balancing aquatic ecosystems and as sources of food and livelihoods to millions of people across the world, a new report released today by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) says. The need to conserve and properly manage inland fisheries is often neglected despite the crucial role they play in balancing aquatic ecosystems and as sources of food and livelihoods to millions of people across the world, a new report released today by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) says.According to the new publication, rapid environmental changes constitute a challenge to the viability of future fish stocks despite more than 40 years of steady production globally.Changes in seasonal flooding patterns and loss of habitat, unsustainable farming practices and excessive use of water from lakes and rivers are some of the threats to inland fish, according to the report, prepared jointly by UNEP and the World Fish Centre and entitled Blue Harvest: Inland Fisheries as an Ecosystem Service.Urbanization, road-building, pollution, including wastewater discharge into inland fisheries and climate change are some of the other threats to the fresh water fish, says the report, which was launched at the 10th conference of the parties to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) under way in the Japanese city of Nagoya.It stresses that aside from the nutritional benefits, fish also play a key role in the functioning of aquatic ecosystems and cites the consumption of plankton, plants, insects, and other fish as critical to the stability and resilience of river and lake habitats.Nutrients and organic matter from fish eggs, carcasses and excretion support the production of algae, insect larvae and other fish species in rivers and lakes, helping to link ecosystems.Declining fish populations can have a serious knock-on effect for other organisms, the report says, giving the example of the widespread deaths of the cisco fish in Lake Mendota in the United States which led to changes in the plankton composition of the lake, decreased the level of nutrients in the water column and caused a decline in the biomass of algae.“This fascinating report has brought to the fore the often neglected subject of inland fisheries. While marine fisheries are under increasing scrutiny, those based on river and lake systems rarely engage the international community – an oversight of potentially profound implications,” said Achim Steiner, UNEP’s Executive Director.“Why? Because an estimated 100 million people in Africa alone get important levels of daily protein from these inland sources alongside essential vitamins and minerals. Meanwhile, unofficial estimates put the global inland catch at close to 30 million tonnes, comparable to official marine catches, and employment at 60 million people – 13 million more than in equivalent marine fisheries,” he added.The report urges States to adopt an ‘ecosystem approach’ to managing inland fisheries because of the multiple threats to their health and productivity. Such an approach needs to take into account a wide range of factors, including reducing pollution and destructive fishing practices, maintaining river flows and restoring damaged habitats and protecting wetlands and other feeding and fish spawning grounds.It recommends that new dams be located where they have the least impact on river ecosystems and that fish-friendly designs that are managed to allow fish migration and delivery of seasonal flows. Older dams need to be altered to provide similar benefits, the report adds.“Recent achievements in the United States and the Vu Gia-Thu Ban River basin in Viet Nam show that political will and careful planning can provide win-win solutions,” said Patrick Dugan, the lead author of the report, who is based at the World Fish Center in Penang, Malaysia.“These have kept some river corridors free from dams, while others are managed for both environmental and hydropower objectives. We need urgently to replicate these successes more widely and in larger rivers if we are to sustain the world’s inland fisheries.” read more

Closing Bell TSX closes higher amid slew of earnings Fed says growth

TORONTO — Strong earnings reports from the consumer and information technology sectors helped push the Toronto stock market higher Thursday.Here are the closing numbersTSX — 14,651.87+68.76 0.47%S&P 500 —  1,883.95+5.62 0.30%Dow — 16,580.84+45.47 0.27%Nasdaq — 4,114.56 +11.01 0.27%The S&P/TSX composite index gained 68.76 points to 14,651.87.The Canadian dollar was down 0.08 of a cent at 91.24 cents US.U.S. indexes were higher as the Federal Reserve wrapped its two-day interest rate meeting and judged the American economy strong enough to allow further easing of the central bank’s bond purchases, cutting the monthly purchases by another $10 billion to $45 billion.The Fed also reaffirmed its plan to keep short-term interest rates low to support the economy “for a considerable time” after its bond purchases end, likely late this year.It also said that growth in economic activity has picked up recently.That assessment came on the same day that data came out showing U.S. economic growth for the first quarter fell far short of expectations as a result of severe winter weather. Gross domestic product grew by only 0.1%, against the 1.2% annualized gain that had been expected.The Dow Jones industrials climbed 45.47 points to a fresh record high close of 16,580.84, the Nasdaq gained 11.02 points to 4,114.56 while the S&P 500 index rose 5.62 points to 1,883.95.It was a heavy day for Canadian earnings news as Loblaw Cos. Ltd. (TSX:L) said adjusted net earnings went up by 3.7% to $139 million or 49 cents a share in the first quarter, beating estimates of 46 cents. The grocer also boosted its dividend about 2.1% to 24.5 cents a share and its stock was up $1.85 or 4% to $47.65.Analysts note the positive showing comes after the company spent heavily in recent years on consultants and IT groups to put in systems to better track inventory.“So for the last two or three years, they were running kind of below expectations because of that heavy spending,” said Wes Mills, chief investment officer Scotia Private Client Group.“And that’s all behind them now, so they’re clearly better able to execute and then increasingly the focus now is on their acquisition of Shoppers Drug Mart as well.”Barrick Gold Corp. (TSX:ABX) posted a steep drop in its first-quarter adjusted net earnings to US$238 million, or 20 cents per share, from US$923 million, or 92 cents per share a year ago due to a decrease in metal prices and lower gold sales volumes.Results beat analyst estimates by a penny. Revenues were US$2.6 billion compared with $3.4 billion for the comparable year-earlier period. Its shares dipped 22 cents to C$19.13 amid lower gold prices Wednesday.The information technology sector also lifted the TSX after IT services company CGI Group (TSX:GIB.A) said adjusted net earnings were up 28.6% at $229.6 million, or 72 cents per diluted share, beating analysts’ expectations of 68 cents and its shares jumped $1.44 or 3.78% to $39.52. Revenues were up 7% to $2.7 billion.The TSX base metals sector edged 0.58% higher while July copper moved five cents lower to US$3.03 a pound. The energy sector was down 0.65 cent with June crude in New York losing $1.54 to US$99.74 a barrel.The gold sector declined 0.79% as June bullion ticked 40 cents lower to US$1,295.90 an ounce.In the U.S., Twitter shares plunged 9.13% in New York. The social networking site’s quarterly earnings and revenue surpassed analyst expectations but investors were disappointed over Twitter’s growth in users, which came in at 255 million monthly users, about two million lower than analyst consensus.TOP STORIESU.S. Fed cuts bond buying by US$10-billion, saying economy has picked upOttawa mulls Keystone XL challenge under NAFTA after U.S. dodges decision againGap between Canada’s oil-rich west and struggling east becoming a yawning chasmThe U.S. economy barely grew at all in the first quarterHockey matters! NHL’s hiatus takes a bite out of Canada’s GDPWHAT’S ON DECK THURSDAYCANADA9:30 a.m.RBC Manufacturing PMI (April) UNITED STATES8:30 a.m.Weekly jobless claims: Economists expect 320,000 new claims Personal income and consumption: Economists expect 0.4% rise in income, 0.6% rise in spending 8:45 a.m.Markit manufacturing PMI (April): Economists expect a reading of 55.4, flat with last month 10 a.m.ISM Index (April): Economists expect reading of 54.3, up from last month Construction spending (March): Economists expect 0.5% rise CORPORATE NEWSCANADAAgnico Eagle Mines Ltd    Q1 earnings: Analysts expect 23¢ a share Bombardier Inc Q1 earnings: Analysts expect 8¢ a share Brookfield Residential Ppty Q1 earnings: Analysts expect 26¢ a share Eldorado Gold Corp     Q1 earnings: Analysts expect 4¢ a share Fairfax Financial Holdings Q1 earnings: Analysts expect $32.57 a share First Quantum Minerals Ltd Q1 earnings: Analysts expect 24¢ a share Goldcorp ‘a’ Q1 earnings: Analysts expect 14¢ a share Imperial Oil Limited    Q1 earnings: Analysts expect $1.17 a share Macdonald Dettwiler & Assoc Ltd Q1 earnings: Analysts expect $1.36 a share Manulife Financial Corp    Q1 earnings: Analysts expect 37¢ a share Maple Leaf Foods Inc Q1 earnings: Analysts expect a loss of 15¢ a share Penn West Petroleum Ltd Q1 earnings: Analysts expect 11¢ a share UNITED STATESCME Group Inc.  Q1 earnings: Analysts expect 83¢ a share ConocoPhillips  Q1 earnings: Analysts expect $1.56 a share Expedia, Inc. Q1 earnings: Analysts expect 15¢ a share Kellogg Co. Q1 earnings: Analysts expect 97¢ a share Kraft Foods Group Inc  Q1 earnings: Analysts expect 76¢ a share MasterCard Inc. Q1 earnings: Analysts expect 72¢ a share Marathon Petroleum Corp. Q1 earnings: Analysts expect $1.06 a share Motorola Solutions, Inc. Q1 earnings: Analysts expect 50¢ a share Southwestern Energy Q1 earnings: Analysts expect 62¢ a share Western Union Co.  Q1 earnings: Analysts expect 35¢ a share read more

Sri Lanka condoles with India over Punjab tragedy

Sri Lanka today expressed its condolences with India over the loss of lives following a train accident that took place yesterday in Amritsar, Punjab.President Maithripala Sirisena expressed deep sadness over the tragic loss of lives and injury to many, following the unfortunate train accident that took place yesterday in Amritsar, Punjab. At least 60 people were killed and 72 injured after a train ran into crowds at Joda Phatak crossing in Amritsar where a large number of people had gathered to watch Ravan effigy burning on Friday evening. (Colombo Gazette) He said that Sri Lanka stands in solidarity with the people of India at this time of difficulty and, our thoughts and prayers are with those affected.

City council opts for regulation over ban of Regina massage parlours

After extensive debate city council has opted for regulating Regina’s approximately 20 massage parlours through a licensing program and Zoning Bylaw changes.A motion brought forward by Ward 4 Coun. Lori Bresciani during a special city council meeting Monday night to ban them outright was defeated, with five councillors in support of a ban — including Mayor Michael Fougere — and six in favour of regulating.Regulations will focus on protecting workers and the integrity of neighbourhoods, according to administration, who will come back with a fleshed-out regulatory framework in March of 2020 that takes into account comments and concerns voiced by city council during Monday night’s meeting.  In addition to a licensing program, administration is proposing a one-block separation distance from schools, churches, daycares and other massage parlours, similar to the regulations applied to cannabis retail outlets.Changes to the Zoning Bylaw are also being recommended to distinguish between massage parlours and therapeutic massage by using the term “body rub establishments.”Story continues belowThis advertisement has not loaded yet,but your article continues below.Currently, the Zoning Bylaw allows massage parlours as a discretionary use in industrial zones, although none of the approximately 20 massage parlours currently operating in Regina are complying with the bylaw.Administration is recommending they also be allowed as a discretionary use in major arterial zones (where most massage parlours currently operate), such as Victoria Avenue and Albert Street.After hearing calls for some amendments to the proposed Zoning Bylaw changes, including also requiring a one-block separation distance from residential zones, administration will also come back with refined zoning recommendations at a Priorities and Planning Committee sometime before the spring.Residents had a chance to voice their concerns at an executive committee meeting in June.Consistent with public consultations that occurred in March, the majority of delegations who shared their views advocated for a complete ban on massage parlours instead of licensing, arguing regulation would increase the demand for sexual services and human trafficking.Thirteen delegations spoke at Monday night’s meeting to councillors and administration, many who continued calls for an outright ban.jackerman@postmedia.com read more

Investigators end search at offices of Panama Papers firm

A police officer stands outside Mossack Fonseca law firm while Organized crime prosecutors raid the offices, in Panama City, Tuesday, April 12, 2016. Organized crime prosecutors raided the offices of the Mossack Fonseca law firm looking for evidence of money laundering and financing terrorism following a leak of documents about tax havens it set up for wealthy international clients. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco) Investigators end search at offices of Panama Papers firm by Juan Zamorano And Kathia Martinez, The Associated Press Posted Apr 13, 2016 8:28 pm MDT Last Updated Apr 13, 2016 at 9:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email PANAMA CITY – Prosecutors on Wednesday wrapped up their search of the Mossack Fonseca law firm looking for evidence of any illegal activity in the company at the centre of a document leak that revealed details of offshore financial accounts.Lead organized crime prosecutor Javier Caraballo emerged from the offices after 27 hours of searching to say investigators had seized 100 computer servers that they would begin reviewing.“We cannot so far establish if we have elements that show some kind of tie (to illegal acts), but we are satisfied with the quantity of information that we have been able to collect,” Caraballo said.Earlier in the day, Attorney General Kenia Porcell said it was too early to talk about what might have found in an investigation that she described as very complex. She said investigators were checking the firm’s computers and noted it had servers in multiple locations. Prosecutors are also checking the server of the telephone company that provided the firm’s service.“I’m not saying there is a crime,” Porcell stressed.Mossack Fonseca has denied any wrongdoing.The search started Tuesday, 10 days after news reports began emerging about the document leak known as the Panama Papers. Stories reported that the millions of documents contained details on secretive offshore accounts and shell companies set up by Mossack Fonseca for wealthy clients around the globe.About 30 demonstrators gathered outside Mossack Fonseca’s office Wednesday to demand a thorough investigation.“We demand justice. We cannot allow that a law firm cast doubts on the country,” said Luis Gonzalez, leader of the country’s powerful construction workers union. “Investigate these scoundrels and lock them up.”Some legal observers questioned the government’s delay in investigating the offices.“The day after the revelations came to light the public ministry should have intervened immediately in Mossack Fonseca, should have collected the data, the computer, gotten all of the evidence,” said Italo Antinori, an expert in constitutional law at Complutense University in Madrid. “A lot of evidence could have been diluted, altered.” read more

Jensen records hat trick in Buckeyes 41 win over Valparaiso

OSU junior defender Niall Logue (5) prepares to kick the ball while OSU sophomore midfielder Abdi Mohamed (26) follows during the Buckcyes game against Valparaiso on Sept. 21 at the Jesse Ownes Memorial Stadium. The Buckeyes won 4-1. Credit: Janaya Greene | Lantern PhotographerIn its match against Penn State a week ago, the Ohio State men’s soccer team allowed a goal in the very first minute that took the wind out of the sails.Since that early deficit, the Buckeyes have looked like a team that wants to avoid slow starts at all costs.For the second straight game, OSU got on the board early and did not look back.On the strength of a three-goal performance by senior forward Danny Jensen, OSU took down the Valparaiso Crusaders 4-1, improving to 3-5 with two straight victories.Just five minutes into the match, senior forward Christian Soldat launched a cross from the left side of the pitch that found Jensen, who was able to head the ball past the goalkeeper to give OSU an early 1-0 lead.“Danny had a great game. It really got us going in the first half,” said coach John Bluem. “His energy was tremendous.”Jensen, OSU’s active leader in points, recorded his first career hat trick with goals coming in the fifth, 13th, and 50th minute. It was the first hat trick by an OSU player since 2012.“Honestly balls were just bouncing my way,” said Jensen. “Touches that were just ending up on my foot. I guess luck is on my side today. I am going to go buy a lottery ticket.”After tallying seven points against the Crusaders, Jensen moved up to eighth on the Buckeyes all-time scoring list.Jensen led the team last season with 18 points (six goals, six assists), earning a second team All-Big Ten selection.Soldat finished with two assists in the match and Jensen would add an assist of his own on Ohio State’s fourth goal, coming from junior forward Nate Kohl.Redshirt freshman goalkeeper Parker Siegfried made six saves for the Scarlet and Gray.Since their 0-4 start, the Buckeyes have started to heat up. OSU is 3-1 over its last four games, averaging 2.5 goals per game over the stretch.“Our game is starting to get a little bit better,” said Bluem. “These last two games I have felt more comfortable about our attacking play and I’m beginning to feel more comfortable with us defensively as well.”The win meant a little extra on Wednesday night, as the game honored the late Connor Senn, a former OSU soccer player. On Sept. 26, 2001, Senn collapsed on the field during a match against Akron. He died shortly thereafter from a congenital heart defect.“It was super special,” Siegfried said. “I grew up in Granville, Ohio where Connor Senn grew up too. His statue is outside my high school’s soccer stadium. I’ve always looked forward to playing this game and honoring him.”Donations to the Connor Senn Memorial Fund were accepted before the game. The fund helps sponsor a fully endowed scholarship at Ohio State and provides an educational symposium on sudden cardiac arrest.The Buckeyes will look to make it three wins in a row when they take on the Bowling Green Falcons on the road this Saturday at 7 p.m. read more