Jays closer Osuna charged with assault placed on administrative leave

first_imgTORONTO – Toronto Blue Jays closer Roberto Osuna was placed on administrative leave by Major League Baseball Tuesday after being charged with assault.The league said it was investigating the circumstances of the charges in accordance with the joint domestic violence policy between the league and the MLB Players Association.Toronto Police said Osuna will appear in court June 18, but wouldn’t provide more details.The administrative leave, which is not considered discipline by MLB, is a seven-day period that gives the league time to investigate. But Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins said the length of the leave will be fluid.“It depends on the investigation, it depends on the information that comes,” Atkins told media before Tuesday’s game against the Seattle Mariners at Rogers Centre.“I think there are scenarios where this leave could be extended, it could be shortened, it could be seven days. The seven days is a default. … (it depends) on the investigation whether that turns into more.”Major League Baseball and the Players Association agreed on a domestic violence policy in 2015. It allows the league to discipline a player for an alleged domestic violence incident regardless of whether it results in a trial.Relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman was the first player to be disciplined under the terms of the policy when the league suspended him for the first 30 games of the 2016 season for an alleged incident on Dec. 7, 2015. Days later, shortstop Jose Reyes was suspended for the first 51 games of the 2016 season for an alleged incident.“I think what we’ve seen over the years is Major League Baseball has taken very strong stances on situations like this one,” Atkins said.“We support Major League Baseball in that effort and we respect everything they’ve done not just to heighten awareness but to understand that this is much more than baseball, it’s much bigger than just coming out here and trying to beat the Seattle Mariners.”Both Atkins and manager John Gibbons said they had spoken with Osuna at the ballpark earlier in the day, though neither would get into specifics about their conversations.There was a half-empty water bottle at Osuna’s locker, which was stocked with his uniforms and caps, hours before the game. Atkins said Osuna will not be around the team or at the stadium while he’s on leave.The Blue Jays issued a statement Tuesday afternoon saying they “fully support” MLB’s decision to place Osuna on leave and that they were “taking the matter extremely seriously, as the type of conduct associated with this incident is not reflective of our values as an organization.”Atkins echoed that sentiment when speaking to media.“As it relates to the allegations, to say that we don’t condone things of this nature is taking it very lightly,” he said. “Specifically as to our emotions and to get that type of information as an organization, it’s difficult to come up with words just to how seriously we are taking it.”The 23-year-old Osuna is in his fourth MLB season, all with the Blue Jays.The native of Juan Jose Rios, Mexico, has nine saves in 15 appearances this season with a 2.93 earned-run average and 13 strikeouts.Toronto signed Osuna as an international free agent in 2011. He made his major league debut in 2015, cracking the roster out of spring training.“Hopefully there’s nothing there,” Gibbons said before the game. “I love the kid not because of what he’s done for us on the field but because of who he is and my relationship with him over the years. But really in society in general there’s got to be zero tolerance. You’ve got to protect the vulnerable and those who can’t protect themselves a lot. Hopefully when it’s all said and done he’s back with us and it’s all behind him and things turn out fine.”Gibbons said it remains to be seen who will take over the closer role.“We’ll see how the games develop,” he said. “We got a few guys who can do it. (Tyler) Clippard, (Ryan) Tepera can do it, (Seunghwan) Oh can do it. Ax (John Axford) can even do it. Still feel pretty good about what’s down there.”The Blue Jays started a six-game homestand Tuesday night against Seattle. The team had planned give away Osuna T-shirts to the first 15,000 fans attending Thursday’s series finale against the Mariners, but have changed the giveaway to shirts featuring infielder Yangervis Solarte.The Blue Jays recalled right-hander Jake Petricka from triple-A Buffalo to take Osuna’s spot on the roster.Note to readers: This is a corrected story. A previous version incorrectly stated Osuna is in his third season.last_img read more

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Lawyers in Oland case say there are some matters we need to

first_imgSAINT JOHN, N.B. – Crown prosecutors and lawyers for Dennis Oland say there are details they need to finalize before asking the New Brunswick courts to set a date for a new second-degree murder trial.“There are some matters we need to iron out,” prosecutor P.J. Veniot told the Court of Queen’s Bench Tuesday morning in Saint John.He said lawyers for both sides would be in a better position to address those matters later in the month.“Hopefully we’ll be much better prepared for the next court appearance,” Veniot said.A judge agreed to the request — bumping the scheduling hearing to Sept. 5.Dennis Oland — a financial planner and scion of one of the Maritimes’ most prominent families, the founders of Moosehead Breweries — was not in court Tuesday, but was represented by lawyer Bill Teed.Oland is charged in the 2011 bludgeoning death of his multimillionaire father, Richard Oland, who was found face down in a pool of blood in his Saint John office on July 7, 2011.An autopsy showed he suffered 45 sharp and blunt force blows to his head, neck and hands. A murder weapon was never found.During Dennis Oland’s trial, the court heard he had visited his father’s office the night before and was the last known person to see him alive.Oland was convicted in 2015, but was released on bail last October when the New Brunswick Court of Appeal ordered a new trial, citing an error in the judge’s instructions to the jury.Dennis Oland had told police he was wearing a navy blazer when he visited his father that evening, but witnesses and video evidence showed him wearing a brown Hugo Boss jacket that was later found to have tiny traces of blood and DNA that matched his father’s profile.The Crown portrayed Oland’s original statement about the jacket as an intentional lie, while the defence said it was an honest mistake. The appeal court said the trial judge did not properly instruct the jurors as to the probative value of that statement.Last month, the Supreme Court of Canada dismissed an application by the Crown to restore the conviction, and a cross-appeal seeking an acquittal.Veniot said he is “hopeful” the retrial will be heard sometime in 2018.Crown prosecutors Derek Weaver and Jill Knee will also handle the retrial along with Veniot.Court documents indicate the retrial is expected to last up to 65 days — the same as the original trial.Outside court, Veniot wouldn’t comment on the trial length, saying that will be set on Sept. 5.Judge Terrence Morrison of Fredericton is slated to hear the retrial.last_img read more

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DWAYNE JOHNSON GAL GADOTS RED NOTICE MOVES TO NETFLIX ADDS RYAN REYNOLDS

first_imgFrom left: Dwayne Johnson, Gal Gadot, Ryan Reynolds | Getty Images (3) Advertisement Twitter Advertisement Advertisement Login/Register With:center_img Facebook Filmmaker Rawson Marshall Thurber, who directed Johnson in last year’s Skyscraper, is writing and directing Red Notice, which Universal previously was going to release on Nov. 13, 2020. It now has no release date, but will shoot in 2020. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Universal was previously going to release the film in November 2020.Red Notice is setting up shop at Netflix. The big-budget international heist feature starring Dwayne Johnson and Gal Gadot has moved from Universal to the streaming service, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. With the move comes the additional casting news of Ryan Reynolds, who is starring in Michael Bay’s Six Underground for Netflix.last_img read more

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US tax reform longterm IT demand bode well for Montrealbased CGI

first_imgMONTREAL – The “digital revolution” that extended the internet’s reach, spurred the mass adoption of mobile devices and increased the use of artificial intelligence has ensured that demand for IT professionals will be very strong for years to come, said CGI chair Serge Godin.What started as back office support is now at the core of organizations and how they operate, Godin told shareholders at its annual meeting on Wednesday in Montreal.“It is easy to imagine that the number of IT-related talents required by our clients will, at least, double over the next decade.”With its focus on technology, CGI is better able than most companies to attract top talent.“As an IT professional in CGI, you’re the core of the business,” said CGI President George Schindler, in an interview.CGI Group Inc. said it expects global tax changes, particularly in the United States which accounts for about 30 per cent of revenues, will increase its profit this year by about $40 million or about four per cent of last year’s net earnings.Most of the gain comes from Washington’s move to cut the U.S. corporate tax rate to 21 per cent from 35 per cent and a repatriation tax rate.There has also been a tax cut in Belgium to 25 per cent. Both are partially offset by a one-time five per cent corporate surtax imposed in France.CGI said it sees large opportunities for growth by the U.S. federal government despite the ongoing threat of a shutdown.There was little impact from the recent brief shutdown but another closure could be more challenging if it is long, which few predict, Schindler earlier told analysts during a conference call.However, he said some spending isn’t dependent on a new budget or is obligatory. The company prepared for the last shutdown by doing work ahead of time.CGI said Wednesday it earned $285.3 million or 98 cents per diluted share in its first quarter, up from $275.7 million or 89 cents per share a year earlier.Revenue for the quarter ended Dec. 31 totalled $2.82 billion, up from $2.68 billion.Excluding specific items, CGI said it earned $288.0 million or 99 cents per diluted share for the quarter, up from $277.6 million or 90 cents per diluted share a year earlier.Follow @RossMarowits on Twitter.Companies in this story: (TSX:GIB.A)last_img read more

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Mayor Ackerman shares her role at the Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM)

first_imgOn the panel will be Mayor Lisa Helps of Victoria, Mayor Josie Osborne of Tofino, Caitlyn Vernon with the Sierra Club and Blair King, achemistinlangley.net as well as Ackerman.Ackerman expresses she sees the topic of climate change as an ‘often-polarizing issue’ and that she feels it is imperative to respond appropriately to this ‘multidimensional problem’ as the topic is at the forefront of the collective global conversation.In her post, Ackerman goes on to share her perspective of the divide that has been taking place with lawsuits being filed by local governments, suing energy companies to pay for the costs of climate change.“These lawsuits are the embodiment of a divisive approach that pits energy companies against municipalities and hardens age-old divides: rural versus urban, province versus province, right versus left,” a direct quote from FB post.Ackerman expresses ‘collaboration must be at the centre of climate change strategy change’, to bridge the divide.“Mayor Lisa Helps of Victoria has taken critical steps to do just that earlier this year when she revoked her support for litigation and began to explore alternative options to prepare her community to deal with the costs of climate change. Mayor Helps and I often represent the opposite end of the spectrum when it comes to the divides I mentioned earlier – yet we both agree on the fundamentals,” posted Ackerman. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – With the upcoming annual Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM) Convention, Mayor Lori Ackerman shares on her FB page her participation during the Convention.The UBCM gives local municipal government leaders from across BC the opportunity to speak on issues that affect British Columbians.Mayor Ackerman shares, that during her attendance to the convention she will be sitting on a panel talking about climate change, and how communities will deal with its associated impacts. The panel discussion, we will delve into respective communities’ varying perspectives, shares Ackerman, to chart a consensus-oriented strategy to municipal action on climate resilience.The Mayor goes further to share, the oil and gas industry is a major job creator for Fort St. John, and it also provides modern energy to the greater Province. The Canadian energy sector is one of the cleanest in the world, and it is constantly developing new technology to improve operational efficiency and leave a lighter footprint. This innovative culture should be encouraged and is critical in finding solutions to climate change.“Vilifying an industry will not drive progress, and such a lawsuit would be neither time nor cost-effective. Government and industry must partner and work together to identify ways to address climate change. To achieve the best adaptation outcomes, we should engage in seeking solutions and the energy industry should be involved,” posted Ackerman.To read the entire post; CLICK HERElast_img read more

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Two Moroccan Sisters Drown to Death in Italian River

Miami – On Tuesday, the province of Modena in Italy witnessed a tragedy. Modena’s Secchia River, in the town of Sassuolo, tragically dragged down three Moroccan-Italian sisters who were bathing. Two of the sisters fatally drowned and the third one was rescued and remains in critical condition.Despite rescue attempts, the two sisters, Hajar Louhabi, 18 years old, Khadija, only 9 years old – both drowned down the current.The third sister who was rescued from the Secchia, revived and hospitalized in Modena was the eldest, Khaoula who is 21 years old. Italy’s ANSA reports that the dramatic scene was witnessed by the youngest of the 4 sisters, who had stayed ashore and was able to call for rescue. Surprisingly, she is only 11 years old.Italy has been greatly affected by a heat wave in the last month so the 4 sisters had decided to spend their lunchtime cooling off in the river. They did not know that their refreshing mid-day dip, would end up taking 2 lives and forever damaging the family of these 4 Moroccan-Italian sisters.Authorities have expressed their condolences. Deputy Mayor Maria Savigni visited the sisters’ family and the Sassuolo City Hall published a statement saying, “The deepest dismay and grief for the terrible tragedy that took place along the Secchia River”.Furthermore, to pay respect and sympathy to the family in their deep mourning, Sassuolo Calcio will postpone their celebration scheduled for August 6th to present the soccer team.This is an unexpected and sad loss for both Moroccan and Italian communities.© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed without permission read more

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BlackBerrybranded tablet may be in the cards CEO says

A customer looks at the Blackberry Playbook at a Best Buy store as the tablet went on sale in Canada in Montreal on April 19, 2011. BlackBerry may be taking another swing at the tablet market, said CEO John Chen. The move is part of the company’s decision to expand its software licensing business after the former smartphone leader decided last year to stop making phones. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz WATERLOO, Ont. – BlackBerry may be taking another swing at the tablet market, said CEO John Chen.The move is part of the company’s decision to expand its software licensing business after the former smartphone leader decided last year to stop making phones.“What this might mean, and I make no promise, is that you may soon see a BlackBerry tablet,” Chen said in a conference call with analysts after the company released its fourth-quarter and year-end numbers.While the deal is not yet finalized, Chen said the licensing deal would be similar to existing arrangements in place with partners who can design, manufacture and sell BlackBerry-branded smartphones using the company’s software in exchange for royalties per phone.Chen said a partner would make the tablet, which would be an Android device and use BlackBerry’s software. BlackBerry (TSX:BB) would receive royalties for each unit shipped.BlackBerry previously designed a tablet in-house, the PlayBook in 2011. It failed to impress critics, with many giving it bad reviews even as Apple’s iPad was winning over consumers.PlayBook was intended to pair with BlackBerry’s smartphones on the market at the time and provide a multi-screen environment, allowing users to access their email through the tablet.But some of the technology required to link the two devices wasn’t in place when the PlayBook started selling. Software updates later resolved those issues.BlackBerry — at the time known as Research in Motion — later took a multimillion-dollar writedown because of the deep discounts used to get the tablet into consumers’ hands.A few years later, in April 2013, then BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins said in an interview that he didn’t think there would be a reason to have a tablet in five years.Follow @AleksSagan on Twitter by Aleksandra Sagan, The Canadian Press Posted Mar 31, 2017 10:12 am MDT Last Updated Mar 31, 2017 at 11:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email BlackBerry-branded tablet may be in the cards, CEO says read more

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Ohio State hires former Rutgers coach Greg Schiano to replace Chris Ash

Then-Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Greg Schiano leaves the field following a 23-13 loss to the St. Louis Rams on Dec. 22, 2013. Credit: Courtesy of TNSOne Ohio State co-defensive coordinator left the Buckeyes to become the head coach of Rutgers, so OSU coach Urban Meyer brought in a replacement who formerly filled that role at the same school.Greg Schiano, who coached Rutgers from 2001-2011 before leaving for a two-year stint with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the NFL, was announced on Friday as OSU’s new co-defensive coordinator, pending the completion of a background check and approval from the Board of Trustees.“Greg Schiano is an excellent coach,” Meyer said in a press release. “He is someone I have known for quite some time now and someone who is going to align with our staff extremely well. I think he will be outstanding as a coach and mentor in our program and I am pleased to have him on our staff.”Schiano will fill the role previously occupied by new Rutgers coach Chris Ash, who ended his two-year run in Columbus earlier in the week, though he is still expected to coach OSU through the Jan. 1 Fiesta Bowl against Notre Dame. In the role, Schiano will work with the safeties, as well as coordinating the defense alongside Luke Fickell and acting as an associate head coach.Schiano was 68-67 in 11 seasons with Rutgers, including a 5-1 mark in bowl games. After a 9-4 season in 2011, he accepted the job with the Buccaneers but faltered there, going 11-21 in two seasons, which both ended in last-place finishes.Prior to Rutgers, Schiano worked as a secondary coach at Penn State from 1991-1995, a defensive assistant with the Chicago Bears from 1996-1998 and defensive coordinator at Miami (Fla.) from 1999-2000 before getting the head coaching job with the Scarlet Knights.Though it isn’t known if Schiano will be available to coach, the No. 7 Buckeyes are set to wrap up the 2015 season in the Fiesta Bowl against No. 8 Notre Dame. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. in Glendale, Arizona. read more

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IFK Kristianstad beat Wisla Plock in direct battle for TOP 16

After few rounds of matches in Group A it became clear that three teams – IFK Kristianstad, RK PPD Zagreb and Orlen Wisla Plock will decide about one – the last place for TOP 16 phase of the VELUX EHF Champions League.The Swedish champions celebrated first win this season by beating direct rival over Polish vice-champions 25:24 (15:10).IFK Kristianstad – Orlen Wisła Płock 25:24 (15:10)IFK: L. Larsson, Kappelin – Henningsson 5, Gudmundsson 4, Lagergren 4, Sorensen 4, Freiman 3, Hallen 2, Nilsen 2, Lipovac 1, Arnarsson, J. Larsson, Persson, Chrintz, Jonsson, EriksenWisła: Morawski, Wichary – De Toledo 6, Duarte 4, Ivić 3, Mihić 3, Daszek 2, Ghionea 2, Obradović 2, Żabić 2, Krajewski, Racotea, Piechowski, T. Gębala, M. Gębala. IFK KristianstadOrlen Wisla Plock ← Previous Story SG Flensburg Handewitt take it all in Berlin! Next Story → YOU NEVER KNOW WITH ANTI’s BOYS: HBC Nantes win in Szeged! read more

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PHOTOS Man threatens to set himself alight outside Leinster House

first_imgUpdated, 17:01MOTORISTS HAVE BEEN warned to expect some traffic delays in central Dublin this afternoon after a protest outside Leinster House.A man driving a white van stopped at the junction of Molesworth Street and Kildare Street, parking the van and climbing on top of it with a bottle of petrol.TheJournal.ie understands that the man poured the fuel over himself and threatened to set it alight, but was coaxed down by Gardaí at the scene.The man has now been removed from the area.A unit of Dublin Fire Brigade attended the scene and hosed down the van and the street to neutralise the fuel.The street has now re-opened to traffic, but significant delays may be expected in the vicinity for some time.last_img read more

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Wii U wont get Saints Row 4 or Dead Island Riptide

first_imgThe Wii U’s poor console sales can only really be fixed by releasing games that people want to play on the platform. The forthcoming Pokemon: Rumble U is sure to see a spike in sales of hardware and software, but third-party publishers are still choosing to give Nintendo’s new console a miss.The latest of those is Deep Silver, whose game Dead Island: Riptide, won’t be making the trip to Wii U. In a potentially bigger blow for the platform, the recently announced and Deep Silver published Saints Row 4 also isn’t going to see a release on the Wii U.Both games had an opportunity to do something novel with the Wii U GamePad, but Deep Silver has thought better of a release. For the Techland-developed Dead Island follow-up, Deep Silver says the decision came down to balancing improvements to the game engine against carrying out the port for a new platform. In the end, they decided more time spent producing a game for platforms they already supported (PC, PS3, Xbox 360) was better than supporting Nintendo’s hardware.For Saints Row 4, the decision not to release seems to be for similar reasons. The development teams on both games don’t see it as worthwhile embracing another platform. That surely has something to do with the potential user base, having to support the different control method, and the time/costs involved.You could argue that the Wii U doesn’t need or even want either game due to the gamers Nintendo aims the system at. But having these more adult titles would surely only help families embrace the system as it offers more choice for a range of age groups.Now read: Crytek had Crysis 3 ready to launch on Wii Ulast_img read more

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La chirurgie ambulatoire est de plus en plus fréquente

first_imgLa chirurgie ambulatoire est de plus en plus fréquenteSelon l’Assurance maladie, le taux d’hospitalisation complète a diminué de 15% pour 17 opérations ciblées.Afin de réduire les coûts de santé pour certaines opérations banales, légères et largement pratiquées, l’Assurance maladie a dernièrement décidé d’inciter les établissements de santé à pratiquer la chirurgie ambulatoire pour 17 types d’opérations telles que celles de la cataracte, des extractions de dent, d’arthroscopie du genou ou encore des varices, explique Le Figaro. Ainsi, pour ces opérations, il est de plus en plus courant d’entrer à l’hôpital le matin pour finalement en sortir le soir même. Une incitation qui semble marcher puisque l’Assurance maladie a fait savoir que pour les 17 opérations choisies lors de l’année 2009, le taux d’hospitalisation complète a baissé de 15%, une économie importante.À lire aussiLe dossier médical personnel, bientôt sur clé USB ? Un bon chiffre qui est notamment dû aux dispositions prévues par une loi permettant à l’Assurance maladie d’exiger une demande d’autorisation pour les actes chirurgicaux réalisés en hospitalisation complète. Cela alors qu’ils peuvent être réalisés en hospitalisation ambulatoire, pour les établissements de santé dont le taux de chirurgie ambulatoire est en dessous de la moyenne nationale. Le Figaro précise que les 17 opérations établies concernent tout de même chaque année deux millions d’interventions chirurgicales sur les cinq millions pratiquées en général. Le privé qui rechignait au préalable à appliquer cette mesure est aujourd’hui un bon élève. Les deux tiers de ces établissements ont déjà été placés sous “entente préalable” (nécessitant une demande d’autorisation).Ce dispositif devrait être étendu à 200 nouveaux hôpitaux et cliniques et concernera une dizaine d’opérations chirurgicales supplémentaires, en 2011. Le 1 décembre 2010 à 18:04 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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Une fillette de 7 ans décède dune méningite foudroyante dans lAriège

first_imgUne fillette de 7 ans décède d’une méningite foudroyante dans l’AriègeUne petite fille de 7 ans a succombé à une méningite foudroyante dans l’Ariège. Les personnes entrées en contact avec elles suivent actuellement un traitement antibiotique préventif.C’est le troisième cas de méningite foudroyante recensés ces derniers jours. Hier, l’Agence régionale de santé (ARS) de Midi-Pyrénées a annoncé qu’une fillette de 7 ans était décédée des suites d’une méningite C foudroyante dans l’Ariège. Une maladie à laquelle la petite fille a succombé en quelques heures après avoir seulement connu une poussée de fièvre, selon ses parents. À lire aussiLa tragique histoire de l’homme évacué d’un avion à cause de son odeurPascal Fabre, responsable du service prévention et gestion des alertes sanitaires de l’ARS a expliqué à l’AFP : “il est difficile de retrouver l’origine de cette contamination”. La méningite C à méningocoque est responsable de la mort de 10 à 12% des malades, d’après l’ARS qui a répertorié un autre cas de méningite C, traité depuis le 16 février au centre hospitalier de Pamiers (Ariège). Il n’aurait cependant aucun lien avec le cas mortel. 25 personnes environ ayant eu contact avec la fillette lors des 10 jours d’incubation bénéficient aujourd’hui d’un traitement antibiotique préventif, comme cela est généralement le cas dans ce type d’infection. La contamination s’étant produite lors des vacances scolaires, l’école de la fillette est épargnée par les mesures préventives habituelles. Ce sont entre 20 et 25 cas de méningite qui sont signalés chaque année en Midi-Pyrénées.Le 1 mars 2012 à 19:28 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Hundreds more firefighters deploy to fight California blazes

first_imgSANTA ROSA, Calif. — Hundreds more firefighters and law enforcement officials headed Tuesday to parts of Northern California to battle wildfires that have killed at least 11 people, including a 100-year-old man and his 98-year-old wife who were unable to escape their burning home.Authorities hoped cooler weather and lighter winds would help crews get a handle on the fires, which are among the deadliest in California history and were still burning completely uncontained.“The weather has been working in our favor, but it doesn’t mean it will stay that way,” said Brad Alexander, a spokesman of the governor’s Office of Emergency Services.The extra firefighters came from throughout California and Nevada. The extra law enforcement officers will help with evacuations and guard against looting, Alexander said.At least 100 people have been injured, and as many as 1,500 homes and businesses destroyed, according to authorities, who warned that all those figures were expected to climb in the coming days as more information is reported.last_img read more

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Mexico has yet to find a coach

first_imgPlayers have asked for different candidates, but the country will play its third and four consecutive matches without a managerAfter the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia ended for Mexico, with a defeat against Brazil, former boss Juan Carlos Osorio left the team.Since then the team has played two matches and will play two more this week, without a manager, using instead interim coach Ricardo “Tuca” Ferretti from Tigres.And players are still proposing candidates, like PSV Eindhoven winger Hirving Lozano who wants Atlanta United’s Gerardo “Tata” Martino in “El Tri.”Quiz: How much do you know about Hirving Lozano? Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 6, 2019 Time for you to tell us everything you can answer about Hirving Lozano. We will ask you 10 questions about the Mexican forward. Have…“I think he is a great coach, so hopefully he can come and it will be the best for the national team,” Lozano told reporters on arrival in Mexico City as quoted by ESPN.For Xolos Tijuana goalkeeper Gibran Lajud, it doesn’t matter who comes, as long as he knows the Liga MX well.“We should go for people who know Mexican football, someone who is knowledgeable about what is going on in the Mexican league, who knows the Mexican player, their characteristics and abilities,” Lajud told reporters.Mexico will play against Costa Rica and Chile with Ferretti as interim, but these will be the last matches for the Tigres manager.last_img read more

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Missing sexual predator found dead in Central Florida

first_imgBROOKSVILLE, Fla. (WSVN) — A convicted sexual predator who cut off his ankle monitor and disappeared in Central Florida last weekend has been found dead.Fox 13 reports that Hernando County deputies found the body of Larry Williams, calling him a “victim of foul play.”Williams had removed his ankle monitor in Brooksville Saturday morning, leaving it in a wooded area. Police had been on the hunt for him since.According to Florida’s sexual offender database, Williams was convicted in 1999 and 2011 for molesting children under the age of 12.The sheriff’s office said it would release further details about his death at a later date.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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Salman Khan takes advantage on religious ground for his film release says

first_imgSalman Khan and Vivek AgnihotriYouTube Screenshot/TwitterVivek Agnihotri in his defence to release a film like The Tashkent Files during election period, took a dig at Salman Khan for allegedly taking religious advantage for his Eid releases.Vivek has come up with his latest directorial The Tashkent Files that deals with the mysteries behind the death of former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shashtri. While a lot is being said about the political movie being released during Lok Sabha polls, Vivek has put forward an argument in his defence.In an interview with Bollywood Hungama, the film-maker said that nobody intends to take advantage of election for release of a film, but there is nothing wrong if any such advantage is available. He further said that even Salman Khan releases his movies during Eid, which according to him is taking advantage on religious grounds.”Nobody thinks that ‘okay we will take advantage of this election’, but if someone is getting that advantage, there is nothing wrong in it. Salman Khan also releases his films on Eid. He avails the advantage on religious grounds,” Vivek said during the interview.Recently, Vivek Oberoi’s PM Narendra Modi biopic was in news for being released during poll phase. The opposition was strictly against its release before elections, and hence, had filed petition in the court to ban its release.Although the court rejected the plea, the Election Commission ordered to ban the release of the movie till the end of election. Its released was banned just a day before the release.”@aamir_khan ne bola that meri wife ne bola hai hum India chhod ke chale jate hai, yaha safe nahi hai. For Aamir Khan to say something like that, doesn’t suit. Don’t come & play victim card”: @vivekagnihotri#TalkingFilms #BollywoodHungamaYouTube link: https://t.co/sZcLLOaBGt pic.twitter.com/8Ww5AOFSzT— Bollywood Hungama (@Bollyhungama) April 11, 2019last_img read more

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DC Residents Talk about Their 2019 Resolutions

first_imgBy George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff WriterAFRO Staff Writer, George Kevin Reporter talked to people at a burning bowl ceremony at Unity church 1225 R Street NW 20009.Lionell Thomas, Resides in D.C. and Atlanta“To live healthier mind body and soul. That means in all my affairs – I’m going to try to eat right, I’m going to feed my spirit and I’m going to try to treat people with the respect that I want for myself.”Joseph Boyce, D.C. Resident“I want to drop ten pounds and be more loving to my spouse.”James Watson“I don’t do resolutions anymore,” Watson said.  said. “It falls upon humanity to do resolutions and humanity is faltered but in spirit I can affirm that which is different within myself and that’s how I focus for the upcoming in which is in spirit.“Restoration and a holistic approach to life and whatever that manifests itself into being will be for my highest good.”Sandra R. Brown D.C. Resident“I don’t do resolutions because I believe in talking life one day at a time. And I just set intentions for the new year and if I don’t reach them that’s okay, but at least if I put some effort into it, either I will reach the goal or won’t reach the goals and I don’t stress it anymore,” Brown told the AFRO.“To read more and to write more. Once I finished my doctorate I got behind on my reading and I love to read fiction so one of my goals is reading more books.”last_img read more

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Music in her elements

I dance for myself and not for my audience. Dance is everything for me—be it walking, talking, speaking or living,’ says Shobha Deepak Singh.Shobha started her cultural journey in 1968 when she joined Bhartiya Kala Kendra. Later, she became the first manager of Kamani auditorium. Through script writing, production and direction, she also got involved with the Bhartiya Kala Kendra. ‘I studied at Modern School and graduated in economic from Delhi University in 1963. In 1977, I completed my degree in Bachelor of Performing Arts and a decade and a half later, joined the direction course of Living Theatre, under the tutelage of the legendary E Alkazi. Here, I earned an opportunity for training in production of allied arts such as light and set design and music for plays such as Virasat, Royal Hunt of the Sun, Three Sisters, Three Greek Tragedies, A Streetcar Named Desire and Death of a Salesman. I later worked as an Assistant Director for four productions,’ she explained. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’She studied dance under the tutelage of eminent artistes including Shambhu Maharaj and Birju Maharaj and took music lessons from Biswajeet Roy Chowdhary and Amjad Ali Khan.‘Not many know that I am an ardent photographer as well. I possess a rare collection of over 1,00,000 pictures of personalities associated with the performing arts which have been extensively used by leading dailies and magazines. In 1996 and more recently in November 2003, my theatrical photographs were displayed under ‘Art Heritage’, she said. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with Netflix‘I get inspired by reading diverse subjects. Heritage architecture and daily news and happenings are my other pastimes. For me, the process of learning never stops,’ Shobha added. Rechristened as the Iron Lady of Indian Music, Shobha Deepak Singh is currently occupied with her next presentation. Titled Ramlila, she has syncronized the show. ‘I have a cross cultural approach. I have an experience of more than 40 years. Hence, the word boredom doesn’t exist in my dictionary,’ Shobha said. ‘My calendar is busy with successive events. It commences with Janmashtami, when we present ‘Krishna’, followed by Ramlila during Diwali time and then by a musical festival in the month of November,’ she added.Today, as director of the Shriram Bhartiya Kala Kendra, Shobha aspires to take it to exemplary heights.DETAILAt: Kendra Lawns,  1, Copernicus MargWhen: October 15th to November 11thTimings: 6.30 pm to 9.15 pm Phone: 41553037 read more

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Infant killed by her father at South Port

first_imgKolkata: A three and a half month old girl was allegedly killed by her own father at Coal Berth Road in South Port area. The accused, identified as Md Raju, has been arrested.According to sources, Raju was married to a woman six years ago. After a few years his wife gave birth to a girl child and died due to some illness three years later. Following his wife’s death, Raju married another woman identified as Afsari Begum. After marrying her, he reportedly said that he wants her to give birth to a boy, as he did not want another girl child. The issue led to altercations on several occasions. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataApproximately three and a half months ago, Begum gave birth to a girl child, after which Raju got angry and started torturing her. Raju even told her that he hated their newborn girl. Sensing danger, Begum used to keep the baby girl with her always. On Wednesday morning, Raju started beating Begum over the same issue and all of a sudden, he picked up the baby from her bed and threw her on the same place where she was sleeping. Despite Begum trying to protect her baby, Raju pushed her aside and kept on throwing the three and a half month old baby. He even broke all her limbs and left the baby on the bed. Hearing her scream, Raju’s mother Anwara Begum ran to her and saw the baby. Immediately, both Anwara and Afsari rushed the baby to SSKM Hospital, where the girl was declared brought dead. In the evening, Afsari lodged a complaint at South Port police station against Raju. Later, police went to his house and arrested him.last_img read more

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