March 17, 2020
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first_imgVince Carter’s illustrious career will head to the big screen and it’s only fitting it will be first shown where it all began.A documentary titled ”The Carter Effect” will be featured at the Toronto International Film Festival, which will be held on Sept. 7-17.ADVERTISEMENT Teen gunned down in Masbate Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings As confirmed by the Toronto Star, the biopic, directed by Sean Menard, will delve into Carter’s undeniable impact in Canada during his six years  as a member of the Toronto Raptors basketball team from 1998 to 2004..@seanmenard’s documentary THE CARTER EFFECT, an unprecedented look at @Raptors @NBA All-Star Vince Carter (@mrvincecarter15). #TIFF17 pic.twitter.com/ElC2XBTum2FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’— TIFF (@TIFF_NET) August 9, 2017 Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Dubbed as “Vinnsanity” and “Air Canada” for his off-the-charts, high-flying antics, the current Sacramento Kings guard played a monumental role in putting the once obscure expansion franchise on the basketball map and into a legitimate playoff contender in the Eastern Conference in the early 2000s.The dynamic eight-time All-Star also become one of, if not the best dunker of all time—punctuated by his now iconic performance at the 2000 NBA Slam Dunk contest.The film will also go through Carter’s ugly split with the team, after he left for the New Jersey Nets in 2004.Now 41 years old, Carter may no longer possess the same youthful athleticism he once had, but he continues to be an effective player in the league.He also helped raise the popularity of the sport  in the hockey-dominated country and helped foster a generation of today’s brightest Canadian stars including Andrew Wiggins, Tristan Thompson, Kelly Olynyk, Cory Joseph and Jamal Murray.  Khristian Ibarrola /raADVERTISEMENT Hot-shooting San Beda humbles Mapua for 6th win Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ LATEST STORIES MOST READ 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas View commentslast_img read more

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first_imgCllr. Josiah David Baryogar Junius, a onetime Associate Justice of Liberia, has been laid to rest in Waka Town, Harrisville in Grand Bassa County. His interment on Tuesday, July 15 followed a 12-day mourning and remembrance by the country and the Judiciary Branch of Government.Funeral service was held on Tuesday, at the Effort Baptist Church in Paynesville, outside Monrovia.His widow, Ethel Robert Junius, continually wiped away her tears as she sat with her only daughter Glendy Junius-Reeves.Over 300 dignitaries including Chief Justice Francis Korkpor attended the funeral along with families, friends and loved ones of the deceased.Earlier at Junius’ longtime church, He was remembered in eulogies as a “poor man’s lawyer,” a man of humanity, a true son of the soil and one who listened to the plight of the underprivileged in the society.Chief Justice Korpkor for his part also described him as a “poor man’s lawyer,” who he said, “From the esteemed office of an Associate Justice, where he proclaimed the opinion and judgments of the Honorable Supreme Court, in the spirit of humanity accepted a position of Coordinator of Public Defender Program.”The High Court head said his decision was to plead the case of the poor who could not hire services of lawyers. “What a display of humility, a true attribute of a great man indeed that you can hardly find in our society today,” Justice Korpkor remembered.He also recollected Justice Junius as a “courageous and steady leader.””We’re here to remember the life of JD Baryogar Junius,” Justice Korpkor said, “who now belongs to the ages and to face the ultimate reality that all flesh is as grass and all the glory of man as the flower of the grass.”He reminded mourners how important the Associate Justice was to the country. “He lived by the creed, which means his life was marked by humility, servitude and love for his fellow men and country,” he stressed.Justice Korpkor disclosed that Baryogar was one of the few persons who had the rare opportunity of serving all the three branches of government.“His accolade will be remembered in the walls of the Judiciary; for it is within the premises that the deceased lived and breathed his last,” Justice Korkpor acknowledged.Baryogar, who became Associate Justice from 1987 to 1990, died on July 3 at the John F. Kennedy Medical Center in Sinkor after he collapsed at the compound of the Temple of Justice. He was 70.JD Baryogar Junius served as former Resident Circuit Court Judge of the 2nd Judicial Circuit, Grand Bassa County, and former Coordinator Public Defender Program.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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first_imgThe administration of the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Zion University in Monrovia on Sunday hosted a special intercessory and thanksgiving service in honor of its key alumni. The program was held under the theme, “Let God Be Your Cornerstone,” based on Zachariah 10:4.The ceremony which brought together the honorees and other clergies was held in the Multipurpose Hall of the Brown Memorial AME Zion Church on Benson 166 Street.Those to honored, according to the Dean of the College of Divinity, Rev. Emmanuel F. Johnson, I, are former graduates and alumni, who have ascended to the position of Representatives in the National Legislature and the Senate.The guests of honor were the Senate Pro-Tempore, Armah Zulu Jallah, Jim W. Tornonlah, Senator, Margibi County, Garrison Yealue, Representative, Nimba County Electoral District #4, Clarence Massaquoi, Representative, Lofa County Electoral District #3 and Alfred G. Koiwood, Representative, Gbarpolu County, Bopolu Electoral District #1.Rev. Johnson said these special invitees from the first branch of government are former students and alumni of AME Zion University.They were honored for their “ascendancy to the Upper and Lower Houses of the National Legislature,” he added. In their individual statements, they expressed gratitude to the AME-Zion for the honor, promising to always identify with the administration whenever the need arises. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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first_imgSBF Petroleum CGI Jaguars 50-over franchise cricket…By Brandon CorletteA vicious spell of fast bowling by Lower Corentyne’s Nial Smith has engineered a third straight defeat for Georgetown in the SBF Petroleum Cricket Guyana Inc. Jaguars 50-Over franchise cricket tournament.Pace like fire! Smith hits Ashmead Nedd (Brandon Corlette photos)In a match played at the Georgetown Cricket Club (GCC) ground at Bourda yesterday, Smith’s haul of 6-41 restricted Georgetown to 104 all out, as the city side’s batting woes continued. In reply, Lower Corentyne secured victory on 105-3 in 28.4 overs.The 23-year-old Smith, who bowls at speeds in excess of 85mph, began the carnage when he surprised Joshua Persaud with his extreme pace and had him dismissed for a paltry six runs. Georgetown had, with the second ball of the match, lost Robin Bacchus to off-spinner Junior Sinclair; and Smith woke up the Bourda wicket win his venomous fast bowling, even striking Raymond Perez a blow to the rib cage.After Perez left the field, the peppering continued as the red-hot Smith sent the Guyana Jaguars captain back to the dressing room for a five-ball duck, his having slashed one to Seon Hetmyer at point.Anthony Adams took six wickets for EssequiboAt 11-3 Christopher Barnwell and Steven Jacobs attempted a repair job, and took the score to 38-4 before Barnwell, on 11, fell victim to Smith by means of leg-before. Despite some ordinary umpiring, Smith analyzed the conditions and pitched up the ball at searing pace to remove Barnwell.One run later, Smith trapped Jacobs, who hit two sixes at the crease, for 19. Young Jerimiah Scott, who fell for a duck, was Smith’s fifth wicket.West Indies Under-19 player Ashmead Nedd and Paul Wintz briefly weathered the storm before both were struck down by the lightning fast Smith.Wintz made a pugnacious 19 while Nedd scored 11.Qumar Torrington (15) was the final wicket to fall, bounced out by Smith as Georgetown failed to reach 150 for the third time in the tournament.In addition to Smith recording figures of 6-41 in 9.2 overs, left-arm spinner Trevon Stanislaus had 2-24 in 10 overs, while Kelvin Umroa and Sinclair each had one wicket.Responding, Jonathan Foo and Kevlon Anderson accumulated 64 runs to take Lower Corentyne to 105-3 in 28.4 overs and register a 7-wicket win. Foo top-scored with an unbeaten 42 that included four boundaries, while Anderson struck a classy 35 that was decorated with three fours. Stephan Sankar took 2-27 in 7.4 overs, while the impressive Nedd had 1-17 in 10 brilliant overs.Pestano’s blistering 92 takes Upper Corentyne to victoryOver at Enmore, Upper Corentyne racked up 258-7 in 50 overs. Clinton Pestano, batting at number 5, scored 92 while Anthony Bramble scored 34 and Alex Algoo chipped in with 31. Bowling for East Coast, Damuka Ngquando had 3-51.In reply, East Coast made 207 all out, with Amir Khan leading the way with an unbeaten 75, and Robin Willliams scoring 54. Eon Hooper and Jonathan Rampersad had two wickets each in Upper Corentyne’s 46-run win.Griffith takes 6-8 against West DemeraraIn a match played at Tuschen (EBE), East Bank Demerara inflicted a 6-wicket thrashing on West Demerara after Trevon Griffith’s 6-8.Batting first, West Demerara were bundled out for 81 in 30.2 overs, with only Tevin Imlach (27) and Renaldo Renne (10) being able to reach double-digit figures in a poor batting effort.Bowling right-arm off-spin, Griffith bowled 6.2 overs that included three maidens and produced the impressive figures of 6-8. Trevon France and Stephan Wilson supported with two wickets each.In reply, East Bank easily lost Griffith (06) and Mavindra Dindyal (00), but Sachin Singh and Renaldo Ali Mohamed ensured that East Bank chase down the total in 18 overs.Singh ended unbeaten on 30, which included four sixes, while Ali Mohamed scored a 22-ball 28 which included three sixes. Richie Looknauth had 2-38 for West Demerara.Essequibo remains unbeaten, Hetmyer failsAnthony and Ricardo Adams defended 83 runs to make Essequibo win by five runs a match played at Bush Lot, West Coast Berbice against the West Berbice Franchise.In a team that included batting maestro Shimron Hetmyer, West Berbice made 77 all out as Anthony Adams ended with 6-25 in nine overs, while his brother Ricardo took 4-30 in 10 overs. This included the big wicket of Shimron Hetmyer for eight, after hitting a six and being caught at the boundary.Teenager Marvan Prashad scored 19 for West Berbice in a losing effort.Earlier, the ever-reliable Kevin Sinclair continued his dream season with a brilliant spell of 5-31, this right-arm off-spinner ensuring that defending champions Essequibo stumble to 82 all out in 28.4 overs.Sinclair was supported by veteran first-class seamer Keon Joseph, who ended with 3-21 while Gudakesh Motie had 2-26 in 10 overs.The fourth round of matches will continue on Saturday with West Berbice meeting Lower Corentyne at Young Warriors ground; East Bank meeting East Coast at Enmore ground; Georgetown meeting Upper Corentyne at Port Mourant ground; and Essequibo meeting West Demerara at GCC.last_img read more

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first_imgSteinbrenner’s spokesman, Howard Rubenstein, was asked if Steinbrenner still planned to make Swindal his successor with the Yankees. Rubenstein called back a reporter an hour later and said, “Steve’s counsel has advised us that we should have no comment because this is an ongoing legal matter.” Torre said he would probably hear from Williams in the next day or so. He reiterated the possibility that Williams could make the team, but Williams must first accept the Yankees’ non-roster contract offer and come to camp. “It’s up to Bernie to get himself in that group,” Torre said. “The only way to do that is to come down.” As Torre finished talking with reporters, Mussina and Pavano emerged from the clubhouse manager’s office just across the hall. The two had spent about 10 minutes talking and were smiling when they left the room. Mussina had strong words about Pavano on Thursday, questioning the legitimacy of his many injuries, casting doubt on Pavano’s competitiveness and saying he would not give him the benefit of the doubt. Pavano said he sought out Mussina to clear the air on Friday. Starters Mike Mussina and Carl Pavano met in private Friday to smooth their differences, and manager Joe Torre awaited a call from Bernie Williams. But the fate of Steve Swindal, the team’s general partner, remained in question. Swindal, the designated successor to his father-in-law, George Steinbrenner, in running the Yankees, spent five hours in jail Thursday after the police said he was speeding and weaving in his car after 2 a.m. in St. Petersburg. Steinbrenner had a chance to publicly support Swindal on Friday, but he did not take it. TAMPA, Fla. – So the general partner was arrested, two starting pitchers were bickering and the wayward franchise icon might be on his way back. Just a typical start to spring training at sleepy Legends Field. “Nothing surprises me here,” Yankees captain Derek Jeter said. “There’s always something to talk about.” center_img “We had a nice conversation,” Pavano said. “We’re part of a rotation, and I understand his frustration. He’s been counting on me for two years and I haven’t been there.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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first_imgAnother resident, Al Bandel, said he used to ride his bicycle along the bike path that already runs down the arroyo, but the path has become so bumpy he has given up. “Make it usable instead of making it pretty,” he said. “The roots are tearing up the bike path and it’s not maintained.” Several residents said attracting large numbers of people into the arroyo for recreation would necessitate regular police patrols. Simi Valley City Councilman Steve Sojka, chairman of the Arroyo Simi Task Force, said the reason the task force was formed was to address problems and take advantage of the arroyo’s potential. “It’s been neglected for many years,” he said. “The idea is to bring more people into the arroyo, so it is not conducive for homeless people to camp out there.” He said many people in Simi Valley know the Arroyo Simi – which is 12 miles long and runs east to west from Corriganville Park through the middle of town to Moorpark – simply as “the wash,” while some residents don’t even know it exists. He called it a hidden “gem in our community.” Jeff Ferber, a landscape architect and principal with the RRM Design Group hired by the city to work on the plan, said Thursday’s meeting was held to offer “a collage of ideas” to see how residents felt. As for concerns about crime, he said such beautification projects elsewhere have improved property values, reduced crime and improved security. He showed pictures of such projects in the Prince Memorial Greenway in Santa Rosa, explaining how more vegetation, signs and attractive entry points can create a beautiful attraction in the middle of the city where people can ride bicycles, jog and walk with their families and learn about the area’s natural history. Walkways leading in and out of the arroyo area could provide safer routes for children to go back and forth to school, and there could be overlooks and attractive gathering sites at points where water cascades below. “It’s much more natural, but it still maintains the flood-control capacity,” he said, pointing to the developed Prince Memorial Greenway. Park district officials said some low-cost improvements for parks and walkways along the Arroyo Simi could be built with funding already available. Some parts of the arroyo, such as the areas around Erringer Road and Sequoia Avenue, already have parks backing up to the waterway. Although some sections are lined with rocks, others look natural with sandy bottoms, shrubs and trees, making the area attractive for wild birds, which Ferber said will give Simi Valley a good head start in the beautification process. The first housing tract developers in Simi Valley in the 1800s advertised the Arroyo Simi as a river full of big fish and enough water to float a paddle-wheel steamer. But in the old days it was really a meandering wash that was dry much of the year, with frequent flooding in the winter. Today, there is usually water running year-round because of residential development, and serious concerns remain about the potential for the arroyo to overflow its banks and flood homes and businesses. The primary concern in any planning has to be public safety, officials said. For years, Simi Valley residents have worked with their Neighborhood Councils to protect the arroyo through annual cleanups, in part aimed at removing some of the debris left by homeless encampments. Last year, 275 volunteers removed more than 11 tons of trash. And Saturday was the fifth annual Arroyo Cleanup in connection with the Great American Cleanup effort across the country, sponsored by Keep America Beautiful as the nation’s largest annual community improvement program. eric.leach@dailynews.com (805) 583-7602 Information For more information about the Arroyo Simi planning effort, call Jerry Clark, the city’s landscape architect, at (805) 583-6393. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SIMI VALLEY – Local residents have gotten a look at a long-range “visioning study” on how the Arroyo Simi can be beautified and revitalized. At a meeting Thursday night held by the city of Simi Valley and the Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District, about two dozen residents viewed maps and graphics and got a chance to comment on the various concepts. While everyone who spoke at the hearing welcomed the project, some said they were concerned about crime, homeless encampments, trash and other problems they said already need attention. “I think this is great, but what we should do prior to all these things is clean it up,” said Bill Ewart, who lives along the arroyo near Tapo Street. “It’s dirty. It’s filthy.” last_img read more

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first_imgLinda Neilsen is the Literacy Outreach Coordinator for the North Peace Literacy Alliance. She says funding has gradually been declining and different programs will suffer if Finance Minister Peter Fassbender cuts all literacy funding.“Minister [Peter] Fassbender has indicated there will be none available with this next budget. We just received last year’s one million and what it breaks down to for the North Peace is at the two point five million we had $30,000 to work with within the community. At the one million that $30,000 has now dropped to $13,000 so we won’t be able to help as many programs or do as much as we did prior. Now if it’s gone completely then there’s a lot of different programs that it will be a loss for them.” Locally the biggest literacy challenges lie within teenagers and seniors.- Advertisement -Neilsen notes that Peace River North MLA Pat Pimm has been a supporter of local literacy programs in the past but it is not enough if the public is not aware of the cuts that have been taking place.“Now it’s a matter of bringing it to public awareness so that support for the programs can be put forward to Minister Fassbender because ultimately he’s the one that has the decision on to whether there’s going to be funding for the community literacy plans,” she says. “Locally MLA Pat Pimm is a great supporter for literacy within the community and has helped us previously but there needs to be the public awareness that these funds are being cut.”last_img read more

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first_img0Shares0000Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri gets his point across in the win over Arsenal © AFP / Daniel LEAL-OLIVASLONDON, United Kingdom, Aug 18 – Maurizio Sarri praised Chelsea’s mental strength as they snatched a 3-2 win over Arsenal on Saturday despite squandering a two-goal lead in a “horrible” period that left the Blues boss squirming on the touchline.Chelsea looked on course for an easy win over their London rivals after Pedro and Alvaro Morata put them 2-0 up after just 20 minutes at Stamford Bridge. But the Blues switched off at the back, allowing Arsenal to equalise through goals from Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Alex Iwobi.Shrugging off that collapse, Chelsea secured their second successive victory under new boss Sarri thanks to a controlled second-half display capped by Marcos Alonso’s 81st-minute winner.“We did very well for 75 minutes but inside that, 15 minutes were horrible,” Sarri said.“It was very, very difficult because we lost the distances between the players and we were unable to cover the lost balls and press like a team, so we were really in trouble.“But I think the players were really very good because at 2-2 it was not easy with Arsenal.“In the second half we did very well also mentally.”Alonso’s late intervention was a hammer blow for Arsenal, who have lost both matches under their new boss Unai Emery.The Spaniard conceded Arsenal paid the price for failing to keep Chelsea under pressure in the second half, but he took heart from their initial fightback.“Our reaction was good. We had chances to go 2-2 and we deserved to score more by half-time,” he said.“In the second half we needed to continue this control, but I think we don’t push and keep possession like we did in the first half.“In our moments, our chances, we didn’t do it, and they did.“That is why the result is 3-2. But it is one process. In the second half we played with two midfielders, 19 and 21 years old.“They improve and are continuing. I am happy despite the result.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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first_imgMarcus Rashford was the other scorer in a breathless opening 45 minutes, which witnessed Spain conceding three on home soil for the first time in their history.“To play the way they did, this should be a great reference point for this team for the future,” Southgate said.Paco Alcacer, on as a substitute, headed in before the hour to spark hopes of a comeback but England were home and dry by the time Sergio Ramos scored in the 98th minute, with the last action of the match.Spain’s Sergio Ramos scored in the 98th minute but too late to change the final result, 3-2 to England © AFP / JORGE GUERREROIt means England keep alive their hopes of finishing top of Group 4 in the UEFA Nations League, the position Spain had needed only a point to all-but-guarantee would be theirs.It was a night for streaks ending and records tumbling. Sterling’s opening goal was his first in 1,102 days for England, even more remarkable given he added his second 22 minutes later.“The only thing we did say is when he scores he will score again,” Southgate said. “He managed to do so pretty quickly.”The last time England won away against Spain was 1987 — which was also when they last scored against Spain away from home, Gary Lineker on target.With an average age of just over 23, this was also the youngest England starting line-up in the 21st century. That will be the most exciting aspect for Southgate.For Spain, Alcacer now has an astonishing 10 goals from his last 10 shots on target. But defeat represents something of a reality check. “Waving the flag for goals,” read Marca’s front page on Monday. They had scored 12 in three games since Luis Enrique took charge.“Clearly it wasn’t our night,” he said. “We have made mistakes on an individual level and their goals were medicine for them and poison for us.”England’s Harry Kane (R) showed the value of a top-class centre forward to set up England’s second goal in a 3-2 win over Spain © AFP / CRISTINA QUICLERBut Eric Dier set the tone early on. He left Sergio Busquets, sluggish throughout, hopping out of his first pass and then slid through Ramos, who was also out of sorts.After a frantic start, England settled and in the 13th minute, scored. Under pressure at the back, they kept the ball until the risk was too great and Jordan Pickford drove forward to Harry Kane.With Spain caught upfield, he was able to turn and find Rashford, whose quick switch set Sterling free. He finished into the top corner.“We are staying up,” sang the away support as Thiago Alcantara danced around England’s midfield with flicks and tricks. But to little effect.Instead, Kane showed the value of a top-class centre forward for England’s second. He outmuscled Ramos to win Pickford’s punt downfield, outpaced Nacho to the loose ball with a superb reverse pass in behind. Rashford only had to finish.Spain’s early confidence was gone and England added a third before the interval, which was greeted by whistles from the home fans.Ross Barkley’s sumptuous ball over the top caught Ramos napping again and Kane squared for Sterling to tap in. “Are you Scotland in disguise?” came the taunt from the corner.Spain were sent out early for the second period, among them Alcacer, who replaced Saul. He scored with his first touch, heading in Marco Asensio’s corner, given away after a fumble by Pickford.It was a nightmare few minutes for England’s goalkeeper, who then dallied and was tackled by Rodrigo.Pickford scrambled the ball away but probably fouled Rodrigo in the process and Spain were adamant they deserved a penalty. The referee was not convinced.England played for time, with a handful of players going down injured, and Spain’s pressure gradually eased. Rodrigo shot wide in the final 10 minutes. Asensio went even closer.Marcos Alonso then deflected onto the bar deep into injury time and Ramos headed home in the 98th minute. But there was not even time for a restart. England’s win was complete.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Raheem Sterling’s opening goal was his first in 1,102 days for England, even more remarkable given he added his second 22 minutes later © AFP / JORGE GUERREROSEVILLA, Spain, Oct 15 – Raheem Sterling scored twice as England delivered one of their finest victories of the modern era by beating Spain 3-2 in Seville on Monday.Away from home, and against a Spanish side in scintillating form under their new coach Luis Enrique, this was certainly England’s best win under Gareth Southgate and, perhaps, their most impressive since thrashing Germany 5-1 in Munich in 2001.last_img read more

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first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Ethics Committee Chair, local MP Bob Zimmer, will be holding an emergency meeting of the Parliamentary Ethics Committee this Wednesday on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s SNC-Lavalin affair.Both Conservative and NDP MPs have requested an urgent meeting in an attempt to hear directly from the federal ethics watchdog, Mario Dion, about his report on the scandal, published on August 14.In the report, Dion found that Trudeau violated the Conflict of Interest Act by improperly pressuring former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould to intervene in the prosecution of Montreal engineering giant SNC-Lavalin.- Advertisement -It is said that the company is accused of paying $48 million in bribes to Libyan government officials between 2001 and 2011.The emergency meeting of the Parliamentary Ethics Committee on Prime Minister Trudeau’s SNC-Lavalin affair is scheduled to take place this Wednesday, August 21, in Ottawa.last_img read more

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