20 days agoInter Milan boss Conte hits out at Juventus fans over petition

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Inter Milan boss Conte hits out at Juventus fans over petitionby Carlos Volcano20 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveInter Milan boss Antonio Conte has hit out at his former Juventus fans ahead of today’s game.Conte was asked about the petition, signed by over 15,000 fans, to have his star removed from the Allianz Stadium Walk of Fame, a proposal already rejected by Juve president Andrea Agnelli.“I’m disappointed that he had to intervene, because it just gave publicity to a vulgar proposition. It gave room to a move that showed ignorance, lacking values and education. I didn’t even want to discuss this, but you in the media are giving a spotlight to these stupid and ignorant people,” replied Conte.“Those are not fans, they are ignorant. I gave a message to the fans 10 days ago. We are fortunate to be involved in the best sport in the world and must set the example, pass on positive values and be enthusiastic about playing football. This is sport, not war. Sometimes people forget that.“It is a sport that should reflect positive human values, not hate and violence. If that’s not the case, then I am the first to walk away. Nobody makes me work as a Coach.“It’s increasingly difficult, because society nowadays highlights hatred and violence. I’ve honestly struggled since I came back to Italy from England. I see situations and wonder why I am even doing this.“As long as my passion for this sport surpasses these issues, then I will continue. If my passion drops, I will be the first to say it’s time to call it quits. It won’t be a big loss for football, but it won’t be a loss for me either.” last_img read more

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Liebherr Wins ‘Crane of the Year’ Award

first_imgzoom At the recent award ceremony of IBJ (International Bulk Journal) Liebherr Maritime Cranes was able to continue its run of success in the category ‘Crane of the Year’.With the MPG crane Liebherr was honoured with this title for the fourth time and since the founding of the IBJ Awards in 2009 the company has received a total of 6 awards.The Liebherr MPG multi-purpose grab crane is designed for high speed and continuous operation on transshipping facilities, whereby safety and low maintenance requirements are of utmost priority during the design and construction stages.Liebherr Maritime, February 27, 2014last_img read more

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Seaenergy Maritime Adds Another Secondhand Bulker

first_imgzoom Athens-based dry bulk shipping company Seanergy Maritime Holdings has taken delivery of the second of seven secondhand bulkers, a 56,819 dwt Supramax, and renamed it to M/V Gladiatorship. The 2010-built bulker was built by CSC Jinling Shipyard and has been employed in the spot market.The acquisition cost of the M/V Gladiatorship has been funded by a senior secured loan agreement and by a funding arrangement with the company’s sponsor.The M/V Gladiatorship is the second of seven secondhand dry bulk vessels that the company had agreed to acquire for a gross purchase price of approximately USD 183 million.The first secondhand bulker – the 170,024 dwt Capesize M/V Premiership – was added to Seanergy’s fleet back in September.The acquisition of the remaining vessels is expected to be completed by November 30, 2015.last_img read more

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Mise à jour sur le virus H1N1 grippe porcine chez lêtre humain

first_imgDes cas du virus H1N1 (grippe porcine chez l’être humain) continuent d’être signalés en Nouvelle-Écosse. Le premier cas d’hospitalisation dans la province a été confirmé aujourd’hui 9 juin. Le cas a été signalé dans la régie régionale de la santé Capital, et la condition du patient s’améliore. Puisque des cas plus graves du virus H1N1 sont signalés dans d’autres provinces et à l’extérieur du Canada, il a été prévu que des cas plus graves seraient aussi signalés ici, et le personnel s’est préparé à réagir en conséquence. Des lignes directrices sont en place pour assurer la gestion efficace des symptômes graves de la grippe dans tous les environnements de soins de santé de la province. Tous les autres cas sont bénins et les personnes atteintes se sont rétablies ou sont en cours de rétablissement. Quatre nouveaux cas ont été confirmés depuis le 1er juin. Le nombre total des cas signalés en Nouvelle-Écosse depuis le début de l’épidémie, le 26 avril, est maintenant de 77. Les mesures de prévention constituent la meilleure façon de rester en bonne santé. Il faut donc se laver les mains souvent, se couvrir la bouche avec le bras pour tousser ou éternuer, et désinfecter souvent les surfaces et articles couramment utilisés tels que les poignées de porte et les comptoirs. Si vous présentez des symptômes de la grippe, restez à la maison et minimisez le plus possible les contacts avec les membres de votre famille. Si les symptômes s’aggravent, il faut consulter un médecin ou visiter une clinique sans rendez-vous. Il est important que les Néo-Écossais comprennent qu’il est sécuritaire de se rendre au travail et à l’école, de participer aux activités scolaires et de faire des sorties sociales s’ils ne présentent pas de symptômes de la grippe. Pour obtenir plus d’information sur le virus H1N1 (grippe porcine chez l’être humain), consultez le www.gov.ns.ca/hpp. -30-last_img read more

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Off and on rebukes by BJP leadership wont rein in party men

first_imgLucknow: BSP supremo Mayawati Wednesday voiced “serious concern” over members of the ruling party taking law into their hands and said mere rebukes by its leadership once in a while will not change the situation. “It is a matter of serious concern that people associated with the ruling party are taking law into their hands and spreading anarchy in the country,” Mayawati said in tweet. “But there has been no improvement in the situation till now due to off and on rebukes by the BJP leadership and there is no guarantee either of it in future,” said the BSP president in her tweet in Hindi. Also Read – How a psychopath killer hid behind the mask of a devout laity! The BSP supremo’s remarks came a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s stern warning to his party men against instances of arrogance and misbehaviour. The prime minister warning came close on the heels of BJP’s Indore MLA Akash Vijayvargiya hitting a municipal official with a cricket bat. Modi censured his party’s MLA in presence of his father and party general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya during a BJP’s parliamentary party meet. Also Read – Encounter under way in Pulwama, militant killed “Manmani nahin chalegi (Arbitrary acts will not do.) Whoever it may be, whoever’s son he may be … such arrogance, misbehaviour cannot be tolerated and action should be taken against them, Modi reportedly told the meeting, also attended by Kailash Vijayvargiya. Though the prime minister did not mention any incident, it was believed to be in reference to MLA Vijayvargiya attacking an Indore Municipal Corporation’s anti-encroachment team last week with a cricket bat. The MLA was subsequently arrested and later released on bail.last_img read more

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Maggie Q to Canada Goose Murder Is Never In Fashion

first_imgCoyotes are often bludgeoned, stomped on, or shot to death—as this viral video shows. In addition, birds used for down spend their entire lives in crowded, filthy sheds until their throats are slit..The actor tried to request an in-person meeting with Dani Reiss, the CEO of Canada Goose, in order to ask him to remove fur from his coats, but was not allowed access to the building. Of course this wasn’t the first time Reiss ran from the facts: Every fur-and-feather Canada Goose coat represents the terrifying and painful death of a coyote who was trapped, strangled, shot, stomped on, or bludgeoned. The message shared  by Maggie Q and PETA activists was clear: every bit of fur trim on a Canada Goose jacket came from an animal who didn’t want to die.The Designated Survivor star led PETA supporters in a spirited “bloody” protest against Canada Goose’s fur-trimmed and feather-filled jackets outside the company’s Toronto headquarters on Monday.Coyotes who are trapped—especially mothers who are desperate to return to their starving pups—may even attempt to chew off their own limbs to escape. Trappers tear animal families apart and beat immobile coyotes to death—they are enemies of wildlife. Twitter Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement Login/Register With:last_img read more

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SeaRose FPSO vessel allowed to return to work on offshore oilfield for

first_imgST.JOHN’S, N.L. – Husky Energy Inc.’s SeaRose FPSO vessel has been cleared by the regulator to return to duty gathering, storing and offloading crude oil from an oilfield off the Newfoundland and Labrador coast.The Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board says it has withdrawn the suspension ordered nine days ago following actions by Husky, which include “significant organizational changes,” specifically citing the appointment of Trevor Pritchard as senior vice-president, Atlantic region, in place of his predecessor, Malcolm Maclean.It also commends Husky for completing an emergency response drill, observed by the board, as well as reviewing and improving its ice management and emergency response plans.The board suspended the floating production, storage and offloading vessel based on preliminary results of an inquiry into an incident a year ago when it failed to follow protocol and sail away as an iceberg entered its 0.25-nautical-mile ice exclusion area.In a presentation at an industry conference on Wednesday, Husky CEO Rob Peabody said he didn’t know when the suspension would be lifted but he was confident it wouldn’t affect production guidance for this year.The suspension interrupted production of about 38,000 barrels of oil per day, with about 27,000 bpd net to Husky as 70 per cent owner.Companies in this story: (TSX:HSE)Note to readers: This is a corrected story. A previous version had an incorrect date for an industry conference presentation.last_img read more

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Union calls strike by security staff at Berlin airports

first_imgBERLIN — A German labour union is calling on security staff at Berlin’s two airports to stage a strike Monday amid ongoing pay negotiations.The ver.di union said Saturday it’s urging workers to join a four-hour walkout starting at 5 a.m. (0400 GMT) that is likely to cause disruptions for airline passengers.The strike will affect both the capital’s Tegel and Schoenefeld airports.Ver.di says employers “provoked” the strike by offering a pay increase of 2 per cent over two years.The union wants hourly pay for all workers conducting security checks to rise to 20 ($22.81) euros. The employers association BDLS says this could amount to an increase of 30 per cent in some cases.The Associated Presslast_img read more

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Power Outage in Goodlow and Cecil Lake areas

first_imgCECIL LAKE, B.C. – BC Hydro is reporting on their website a power outage in the Goodlow and Cecil Lake areas due to a landslide.As of Monday, May 13th, 2019 at 4:13 am approximately 100 customers are without power service as time.We will continue to update this story as more details are provided on the situation.last_img

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Ethiopia plane crash Black box found

first_imgEjere: Ethiopian Airlines has grounded all of its Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft as “an extra safety precaution” following the crash of one of its planes in which 157 people were killed, a spokesman said Monday, as Ethiopia marked a day of mourning and the plane’s damaged “black box” of data was found. Although it wasn’t yet known what caused the crash of the new plane in clear weather outside Addis Ababa on Sunday, the airline decided to ground its remaining four 737 Max 8s until further notice, spokesman Asrat Begashaw said. Ethiopian Airlines had been using five of the planes and awaiting delivery of 25 more. Some other airlines around the world were deciding to do the same. Aviation authorities in China and Indonesia along with Caribbean carrier Cayman Airways temporarily grounded their Max 8s.last_img read more

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El Haddadis Mother Says He Loves Morocco Might Play For it

Rabat – Saida Mohammed Haddou, Munir El Haddadi’s mother, the young talent whose jaw-dropping performance on the pitch with a star-studded Barcelona is making him headlines throughout the globe, confirmed what her son had said in an interview earlier about the possibility of representing Morocco in the future and saying that “it’s very possible.”She noted that Munir has a “very close relationship with his home country of Morocco.”In an interview with news outlet Alyouam24, Haddadi’s mother said that her son expressed his desire to wear the Moroccan jersey on several occasions. “Munir received an invitation from the Moroccan football federation before to play for the national youth team but was intercepted by a legal problem of not having a Moroccan passport,” she said.The Mother of the promising young talent added that it’s up to Munir to decide whether to play for Morocco or Spain especially that he already represented La Roja’s under -19 team.Munir El Haddadi said in an interview with beIN SPORTS network that he does not rule out the possibility of wearing the Moroccan jersey in the future.The Barcelona young player also said that Morocco has good players and a good team.Many Moroccan international footballers who were born and raised abroad chose to represent their country of origin Morocco because of their parents’ influence. read more

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New EDC humanrights policy lacks power say workers and watchdogs

OTTAWA — Export Development Canada is declaring itself a leading human-rights defender, but workers groups and rights’ advocates say its new much-awaited policy fell short of what was needed.The Crown agency that acts as a lender and insurer for Canadian firms operating abroad issued its first standalone human rights policy today, declaring itself to be “leading the way in the field of business and human rights” by setting standards for how companies it helps should behave abroad.The United Steel Workers says the agency did not take advantage of an opportunity to show leadership in global finance, business and human rights.Above Ground, a non-governmental agency that specializes in tracking human-rights infractions involving businesses, says the EDC deserves credit for trying to move the ball forward but nothing in the new policy is compulsory on itself or any of its corporate clients.The arrival of the new EDC rights policy comes as Canadian businesses and human-rights advocates await a legal review by International Trade Minister Jim Carr that will determine the powers of the government’s new “ombudsperson for responsible enterprise.”At issue is whether the new office will have the power to compel companies to co-operate with its investigations by ponying up documents and witnesses.The Canadian Press read more

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Mahason Balakaya leader Amith Weerasinghe taken into custody

Amith Weerasinghe had instigated attacks on Muslims in parts of Kandy last year.He had also attempted to stage a protest in Kandy on Saturday but a court order was issued against the protest. Mahason Balakaya leader Amith Weerasinghe was taken into custody by the Police today.The Police said that he was arrested over an incident reported from Theldeniya. Meanwhile, the National Organizer of the Nawa Sinhale, Dan Priyasad was also arrested today.He was arrested after he surrendered to the Police. Dan Priyasad was also wanted over the recent violence. (Colombo Gazette) read more

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Environment ministers converge in Bonn for talks on UN climate change treaty

The ministerial segment began this afternoon with a brief ceremony, and included a statement by Dutch Environment Minister Jan Pronk, who is President of this latest round of the resumed Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.Senior officials, including some 85 ministers, are in Bonn in an effort to adopt a set of legally binding measures to reduce the amount of greenhouse gas emissions. The Kyoto Protocol will only enter into force after it has been ratified by at least 55 countries, including industrialized nations accounting for 55 per cent of their group’s 1990 level of carbon dioxide emissions. Negotiations will continue throughout the weekend.Earlier this morning, Mr. Pronk had asked the co-chairs of the four negotiating groups to present their results so far, and received summaries that set out the options and remaining questions each group faced. The four groups deal with the issues of finance and technology, flexibility mechanisms, land use and forestry, and procedures and mechanisms relating to compliance. read more

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Top UN envoy calls for sufficient personnel and funds needed to resurrect

Seeking 15,000 United Nations peacekeepers and 900 police to bring war-shattered Liberia back from “hellish limbo,” the top UN envoy for the West African country appealed to the international committee today to commit the resources and personnel needed to end the “cycle of brutality, violence, corruption and instability.” “Give us the mandate and the tools and I assure you we will do what is just and what is right,” Jacques Paul Klein, Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s Special Representative, told the Security Council in an open briefing, presenting Mr. Annan’s first report since the 15-member body last month authorized a multinational force for Liberia and declared its readiness to set up a follow-on UN stabilization force. “This effort will require dramatic, engaged and bold solutions,” Mr. Klein said, stressing that the force must be credible, well-trained and fully equipped and that adequate and secure financing was critical to resurrect a country “held hostage by armed drugged thugs” who destroyed the state and engulfed the region in chaos. “These efforts, if successful, will transform Liberia from a failed state of war with itself to a nation at peace,” he added, recalling the country’s last 12 years of living at the “whim of warlords, exploited by a criminal kleptocracy,” suffering “fearful economic waste” and the “untimely death of no small part of the population.” “Despite the multitude of challenges facing us, there is room for hope,” Mr. Klein declared. “Progress can be made but it will be expensive, arduous and at times frustrating.” Outlining the tasks ahead, Mr. Klein listed disarmament, demobilization and reintegration of all ex-combatants, 79 per cent of whom are child soldiers “coerced [and] psychologically traumatized,” reform of the police, justice and prison system to instil confidence in the population, and humanitarian assistance. He said he planned to call an international donors conference, if the Council approves the mandate, to help a country where three-quarters of the population lives below the poverty line, 85 per cent are unemployed and many thousands do not have access to life’s basic necessities of shelter, water, food or even rudimentary medical care. In his report, Mr. Annan asked the Council to authorize the deployment of a multidimensional peacekeeping operation, to be called the UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL), with a mandate to support the transitional government set up under a recent peace agreement between the factions, provide security, assist the return of refugees and help in demobilization and civil reform, among other things, leading to free and fair elections by October 2005. Video of Security Council meeting Listen to UN Radio report read more

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Calgarybased WestJet celebrates 20th birthday

Calgary-based WestJet celebrates 20th birthday by Crystal Laderas Posted Feb 29, 2016 5:37 pm MDT Calgary-based WestJet celebrated a big milestone as it marked 20 years in the air Monday.The airline invited hundreds of employees out for some birthday cake at its headquarters near the airport. President Gregg Saretsky says while many companies are cutting jobs in Alberta, he doesn’t expect any layoffs at the airline this year. He’s also proud to say there hasn’t been layoffs during the company’s two decades in service.Saretsky notes travel to Alberta is dropping during the economic slump and revenues are expected to drop as much as 12 per cent this quarter. However, the airline is flipping that into an opportunity for jetsetters.“Forty per cent of our capacity touches Alberta. We’re very much aware of what’s going on in the Alberta market. Now what do we do? To offset that we’ve been very responsive with airfares. It’s a bargain to travel from Alberta these days. Fares have never been lower and today on our 20th birthday we’ve launched a whole new set of fares for travel for after April 1 and through June 28,” he says.Saretsky says the airline is cutting down on flights to the province and sending more planes west and out east. It’s also finding opportunities with new direct flights to London, where it’s hoping U.K. tourists hop on board to vacation in Canada.He says many people didn’t think the airline would last 20 years, but it’s thrived since its 1996 launched when it aimed to offer cheaper ticket prices.“WestJet brought low fares to Canada. We like to say we liberated Canadians from the high cost of air travel,” says Saretsky.The company points to research that says airfares today, on an inflation adjusted basis, are roughly in line with what they were in 1996. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

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Trudeau wants to engage on trade investment and human rights with China

Trudeau wants to engage on trade, investment and human rights with China Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks at a news conference marking the end of a two-day caucus, Friday, August 26, 2016 in Saguenay Que. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot by Joanna Smith, The Canadian Press Posted Aug 26, 2016 12:53 pm MDT Last Updated Aug 26, 2016 at 3:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email SAGUENAY, Que. – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says breathing new life into Canada’s relationship with China will allow his government bolster economic trade while pushing the east Asian country to do better on delicate issues like its record on human rights.“What we need with China is to reset the relationship a little bit,” Trudeau said Friday in Saguenay, Que., after wrapping up a Liberal caucus retreat in this picturesque region 210 kilometres north of Quebec City.Trudeau is heading to China for an official visit next week, and is vowing to handle things differently than the previous Conservative government, which he characterized as having a “hot and cold” approach that got in the way of meaningful engagement.He said he will broach how China can allow Canadian products and services greater access to its growing middle-class market, as well as thornier issues such as how the Chinese government can improve on human rights, governance and democracy.China might want the rest of the world to see it has a friend in Canada, Trudeau suggested.“Canada has earned a reputation as a country that stands up strongly and clearly for human rights, and working with Canada in a positive way will be very good for China to continue to demonstrate that it is serious about taking on the responsibilities that come with having an increasingly large footprint on the world stage.”Still, the economic file alone — over a looming trade irritant involving exports of canola — could end up posing its fair share of risks to the relationship.Luo Zhaohui, China’s ambassador in Ottawa, told The Canadian Press this week the Canadian government has been inflexible and “unfair” in its approach to talks that began seven years ago over Chinese concerns about rules for the make-up for canola shipments.The issue is the amount of so-called “dockage,” the term used to describe foreign material such as other plant and weed seeds, found in Canadian exports of canola to China.Out of concerns about the spread of disease, the Chinese government has given Canada until Sept. 1 to reduce the level of dockage in its deliveries, but Canada has stood its ground, arguing scientific evidence shows the change will not affect the risks.On Friday, a senior government official confirmed Trudeau intends to raise the canola dispute during his visit. The official said the government is tracking the issue, but offered no additional updates.Asked about the concerns domestic producers might have about the dispute or the persistent question of foreign investment in the oilsands, Trudeau said any talk of further opening up Canada to the world must focus on creating jobs, growing the economy and ensuring our goods have access to foreign markets.“These are the interests that we are going to be strongly and carefully balancing as we engage with the economic powerhouse that is China,” he said.The prime minister also made a pitch for foreign investment that characterized Canada as an oasis of calm when the insecurity of the developing world and the growing tide of protectionism in the U.S. and Europe poses increased risks for capital.“What Canada offers to the world right now at a time when it is characterized by populism and anti-globalization is an approach that offers political, financial, economic, social stability, predictability and openness to globalization because of our extraordinarily diverse population,” Trudeau said.“That’s a very different climate than what we see elsewhere around the world and that is one of the things that I don’t have to push very hard when I meet with potential international investors.”— With files from Andy Blatchford in Ottawa— Follow @smithjoanna on Twitter read more

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PatriotsJets Preview Capsule

NEW ENGLAND (7-3) at NEW YORK JETS (3-7)Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBSOPENING LINE — Patriots by 8RECORD VS. SPREAD — New England 6-4, New York 3-7SERIES RECORD — Patriots lead 63-54-1LAST MEETING — Patriots beat Jets 26-6, Dec. 31, 2017LAST WEEK — Patriots had bye, lost to Titans 34-10 on Nov. 11; Jets had bye, lost to Bills 41-10 on Nov. 11AP PRO32 RANKING — Patriots No. 4, Jets No. 29PATRIOTS OFFENSE — OVERALL (10), RUSH (19), PASS (11).PATRIOTS Defence — OVERALL (24), RUSH (16), PASS (25).JETS OFFENSE — OVERALL (29), RUSH (20), PASS (29).JETS Defence — OVERALL (18), RUSH (21), PASS (16).STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES — Patriots look for fifth straight win in series vs. AFC East-rival Jets. … With win, Patriots would clinch 18th straight season with .500 record or better, second in NFL history to only Dallas (21, 1965-85). … New England tries to avoid second two-game losing streak of season. Last time Patriots had two two-game skids in same season was 2015, when they went 12-4 and lost to Denver in AFC championship game. … QB Tom Brady has won seven of last eight starts vs. Jets, with lone loss coming Dec. 27, 2015, when New York won 26-20 in OT in Todd Bowles’ first season as coach. … Brady needs four TD passes to top Peyton Manning (579) for most in NFL history, including post-season games. He’s thrown at least two TD passes in each of last four games vs. Jets. Also needs 147 yards passing to top Manning (79,279). With 252 yards passing, Brady would reach 3,000 for 16th straight season to tie Manning for second most behind only Brett Favre (18). … RB James White has four TD runs and six TD catches, making him one of just six players with at least four in each category. White leads Patriots with 66 catches, 562 yards receiving and six TD receptions. He needs 12 catches to break Tony Collins’ team record for RBs of 77 set in 1986. … TE Rob Gronkowski expected to return from back injury after sitting out last two games, and three of last four. Brady has just one TD pass in last three games, so Gronkowski could be huge boost to passing offence. … WR Josh Gordon has 26 catches for 477 yards and two TDs since joining Patriots. … LB Kyle Van Noy led New England with 12 tackles vs. Titans and has three straight games with eight or more. … K Stephen Gostkowski has made 32 straight FGs from under 50 yards in regular season, tying longest such streak of career. … Jets look to snap four-game skid and avoid first five-game losing streak since dropping eight straight during Rex Ryan’s final season as coach in 2014. … Bowles 1-6 as head coach vs. Patriots. … With rookie QB Sam Darnold out with foot strain that kept him out of Jets’ last game vs. Bills, Josh McCown makes second straight start. … With 39-year-old McCown going for Jets and 41-year-old Brady for Patriots, it marks second-oldest QB combo at 80 years, 258 days. Only Carolina’s Vinny Testaverde (44) and Green Bay’s Brett Favre (38) in 2007 would be older at 82 years, 44 days old. … TE Chris Herndon has TD catches in three of last five games and is only rookie at his position with 250 or more yards receiving (257) and three or more TD catches (3). … CB Morris Claiborne tied with Chicago’s Kyle Fuller for NFL lead with 13 passes defenced. … S Jamal Adams leads NFL safeties with eight tackles for losses and tied for second with nine PDs, four QB hits and two forced fumbles. … Fantasy tip: White has 21 catches for 182 yards in last three games and could be in for another big game as Brady’s safety valve out of backfield.___More AP NFL: https://apnews.com/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFLThe Associated Press read more

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30 police investigate after soldier shot dead on exercise at military base

first_imgRAF Tain Nicola Sturgeon, the First Minister, said it was a tragic incident, adding: “My deepest condolences go to the family, friends and colleagues of the person who has died.”It is another important reminder of the often difficult and dangerous job our Armed Forces do every day.” A soldier who died at an RAF weapons range was taking part in a night-time training exercise involving around 20 servicemen.Emergency services were called to RAF Tain, north of Inverness, at around 6pm on Tuesday and a cordon was set up around the base following the incident.Police Scotland, which is leading the investigation, would not say if the death was being treated as accidental and around 30 officers are involved in the inquiry at the base on the Dornoch Firth.Chief Insp Iain MacLelland, who confirmed a firearm was involved, said the nature of the incident would require a continued police presence in the area in the days ahead.He added: “We are keeping a very open mind into the cause of the incident.“It is the very early stages of the investigation and as the investigation progresses we’ll continue to release further information into the nature of that inquiry.”The family of the victim has been informed and police confirmed that he was not from the local area. But Dr Paul Monaghan, the local SNP MP, said he was concerned that staff cuts at the base could have increased the risks to the general public.He added: “Since the year 2000, 135 deaths have taken place involving military personnel on training or on exercise. Eleven of these deaths have taken place during live fire exercises.”I have some outstanding concerns about the management of RAF Tain and staffing reductions that appear to increase risks and reduce safety levels to the general public.”The death comes a little more than two months after a soldier was shot dead during a live-firing exercise at Otterburn Training Area in Northumberland.Pte Conor McPherson, 24, from Paisley, a member of The Black Watch, 3rd Battalion, the Royal Regiment of Scotland, was killed on August 22.Just over a month before that, a soldier died on a training exercise on the hottest day of the year in Brecon, South Wales. Joshua Hoole, from Ecclefechan, near Lockerbie, was training for the Platoon Sergeants’ Battle Course when he died on July 19. Theresa May used Prime Minister’s Questions in the House of Commons to pass on her condolences to the serviceman’s family.The training facility is used by the RAF and the Army and has a rifle range and small arms range, as well as bombing ranges for aircraft.It is also used by US and other Nato air forces for bombing and strafing practice.Alasdair Rhind, deputy leader of Highland Council, said the site had a very good safety record.center_img Tain RAF Tain 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

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Super Globe started in Qatar

← Previous Story Viborg HK simply the best! Next Story → Lars Christiansen will play his last match for Flensburg in August! The favourites of the Super Globe were starting with victories in their first matches. First of all Ciudad Real from Spain won 28:22 against the African Champion Al-Zamalek Cairo in the opening match. In the first 15 minutes the match was equal, than the Spanish team became stronger and stronger. Only during a small period in the second half the Egyptians fought back (20:25), but the team of former world class player Talant Dushebajev ended the match thanks to their cleverness with a clear victory.In the second match between host Al-Sadd Sports Club Doha and AS – Sadd Club Lebanon the spectators celebrated the clear victory of their team. The final result was 30:19. Already in the halftime the difference by goals was clear with a halftime result of 15:10. Not only the superstars Balic, Joergensen, Lazarov, Alilovic and Nikolic glistened, also the young players Alkhater and Al-Khabi played very well. So both favourites demonstrated, that they are ready to win this tournament. read more

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