£2bn race to beat duty rise

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Non-essential travel restrictions extended at US borders with Canada, Mexico

first_imgReuters reported Monday that Canada and the United States were set to extend a ban imposed to fight the coronavirus outbreak.The rules, first issued in March, have been repeatedly extended in 30-day blocks.The restrictions do not cover trade across a US-Canada border that stretches 5,525 miles (8,891 km) or air travel.Passenger crossings have fallen by 90% or more at many border crossings and hit tourist destinations along US borders.In May, passenger traffic in Detroit fell to 45,000 people crossing, down from 502,000 passengers crossing in February.At San Ysidro, California, on the US-Mexico border, passenger and pedestrian traffic fell from more than 2.9 million people crossing in February to 1.3 million in May.The restrictions do not apply to travelers who are getting to work, or people travelling for family care, educational or humanitarian reasons. Topics : Restrictions on non-essential travel at US land borders with Canada and Mexico will be extended through Aug. 21, Canada and the United States announced on Thursday.”Canada and the United States have agreed to extend the current border measures by one month until August 21, and we’re going to keep working closely with our American neighbors to keep people safe on both sides of the border,” Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said at a news conference.Earlier, acting US Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf announced the 30-day extension on Twitter that “close collaboration with our neighbors has allowed us to respond to #COVID19 in a North American approach and slow the travel-related spread of the virus.”last_img read more

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Magpies won’t sack Pardew over butt

first_img However while the former Reading, West Ham, Charlton and Southampton manager is likely to face further action from the Football Association, the Magpies will not impose further punishment. Pardew’s latest touchline misdemeanour came with his side leading the Tigers 3-1 and well on their way to a 4-1 Barclays Premier League victory. Meyler brushed past him inside his technical area as he chased the ball as it ran out of play, and the Newcastle manager reacted angrily, confronting the player before moving his head towards him. After the ensuing melee had abated, referee Kevin Friend cautioned Meyler and then sent Pardew to the stands, from where he watched the remainder of the game. He made a swift apology in his post-match interviews, one which was accepted by opposite number Steve Bruce, but that did not prevent his club from taking a dim view of his behaviour. LMA boss Bevan was equally unimpressed, and told BBC Radio 5 Live’s Sportsweek programme: “The buck stops with Alan. It’s unacceptable, it’s inappropriate and it’s insupportable from every perspective and Alan knows that. “He immediately realised the serious error, (made) sincere apologies to all parties and obviously (has) deep regret. “It was good to see (Hull boss) Steve Bruce’s reaction and Hull accepting (Pardew’s apology). “But Alan does need to think hard about how not to put himself in that position again.” Pardew said after the match he would have to “to sit down and stay out of the way” in future rather than roam his technical area to avoid getting embroiled in similar incidents. Bevan added: “I was pleased to see Newcastle in a very short period of time making a very swift, professional response that provided Alan with a very heavy fine and a formal warning.” Bevan also said the LMA was reviewing the technical area with a view to moving managers further away from the action. He added: “We did a technical report six or seven months ago, interviewing 40 referees and 40 managers, and we’re looking at the moment how the technical area works in America, for example, in other sports and seeing how we can look to improve several problems that occur because of the positioning.” Bevan admitted the tight confines of some of the old grounds would pose a problem, with the manager also needing to be kept out of the fans. He added: “But what we can do is make a serious effort to look at how the technical area should be placed.” Former FA executive director David Davies said a suspension for the remainder of the season was “conceivable” and described it as “a very serious matter which I suspect will be dealt with very severely”. Newcastle boss Alan Pardew will not face the sack over his headbutt on Hull midfielder David Meyler. Press Association Sport understands that the 52-year-old’s job is safe despite calls for his head following the ugly incident at the KC Stadium on Saturday, which League Managers Association chief executive Richard Bevan branded “unacceptable and inappropriate”. Owner Mike Ashley is understood to be furious with Pardew’s conduct on the touchline and the club announced late on Saturday night that he has been fined £100,000 and been severely reprimanded. Press Associationlast_img read more

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Update on the latest sports

first_imgAntetokounmpo went 12 of 14 as the top-seeded Bucks shot 56.1% from the floor. Khris Middleton had 17 points, eight rebounds and six assists.The game included a second-quarter scuffle between Orlando forward James Ennis and Milwaukee forward Marvin Williams that led to the ejection of both players.Milwaukee’s blowout gave the Bucks a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven series. Game 4 is Monday.NBA-COACH OF THE YEARRaptors’ Nick Nurse voted NBA Coach of the Year In another positive development for the Browns, Pro Bowl running back Nick Chubb returned to practice Saturday — on a limited basis — after sustaining a concussion earlier this week. In other NFL news:— Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick returned to practice Saturday after a one-day absence for personal reasons. Top draft pick Tua Tagovailoa (TOO’-ah tuhng-ah-vy-LOH’-ah) and former Arizona Cardinals first-round pick Josh Rosen had so-so performances during Fitzpatrick’s absence yesterday, according to coach Brian Flores. Fitzpatrick, a 16-year veteran, was Miami’s most valuable player last year. Tagovailoa is considered a potential franchise quarterback, but he is returning from a serious hip injury in November that ended his Alabama career.WOMEN’S BRITISH OPENPopov takes 3-shot lead into final round of British Open Associated Press Nurse is 111-43 in two seasons.MLB-NEWSNationals’ Strasburg is done for season, awaits hand surgeryUNDATED (AP) — The Washington Nationals have put star pitcher Stephen Strasburg on the 60-day disabled list, ending his season. Nationals manager Dave Martinez says the right-hander will undergo carpal tunnel surgery next week. Last year’s World Series MVP was initially placed on the injured list Aug. 15. He was scratched from his first two scheduled starts and left his Aug. 14 start after only two-thirds of an inning. The 32-year-old signed a seven-year, $245 million contract with Washington during the offseason. He was 0-1 with a 10.80 ERA in two starts in 2020.Saturday’s move allowed Washington to add right-hander Wil Crowe to the 40-man roster. Crowe, a second-round pick in the 2017 draft, will make his major league debut by starting the second game of the Nationals’ doubleheader on Saturday against the Miami Marlins. Crowe will serve as Washington’s 29th man.In other MLB news:— The Indians don’t expect to have Terry Francona on the bench this weekend for a series against Detroit after the manager had a scheduled medical procedure for a gastrointestinal ailment Friday. At this point, it’s not known when Francona, a two-time World Series winner, will return. Francona has already missed 14 games this season with health issues and recently revealed he’s had numerous surgeries in the past year for the condition.— The Phillies got an early jump on the trade deadline, moving to fortify their ineffective bullpen by acquiring relievers Brandon Workman and Heath Hembree from the Boston Red Sox. Philadelphia also got cash and will either receive more cash or a player to be named from the Red Sox, who obtained right-handers Nick Pivetta and Connor Seabold. The trade occurred Friday night while Boston was playing in Baltimore and the Phillies were in Atlanta. Earlier Friday, the Phillies acquired right-handed reliever David Hale from the New York Yankees to help their league-worst bullpen, sending back righty relief prospect Addison Russ. TROON, Scotland (AP) — Sophia Popov will take a three-stroke lead into the final round of the Women’s British Open as she goes for her first major title. Popov shot a bogey-free, 4-under 67 to tie the low score of the third round at Royal Troon. The 27-year-old German was 4 under par overall and one of just three players under par after 54 holes. Minjee Lee of Australia and Jasmine Suwannapura of Thailand were the other two after both shot 69 to be tied for second place on 1 under. Three weeks ago, Popov’s ranking was close to No. 400 and she was pushing a trolley for her best friend at an LPGA Tour event.Popov only qualified for the British Open courtesy of a top-10 finish two weeks ago at the Marathon Classic, which she was playing only because higher-ranked players couldn’t attend due to COVID-19 restrictions. Last week, she was playing on the second-tier Symetra Tour in Phoenix last week, tying for second.NASCAR-NASHVILLE PRESIDENT Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNBA PLAYOFFSAntetokounmpo leads efficient Bucks to 121-107 rout of MagicLAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo (YAH’-nihs an-teh-toh-KOON’-poh) had 35 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists as the Milwaukee Bucks rolled to a 121-107 victory over the Orlando Magic in the third game of their Eastern Conference first-round series.center_img Update on the latest sports NFL-NEWSBrowns CB Johnson released from hospital after liver injuryUNDATED (AP) — Cleveland Browns cornerback Kevin Johnson has been released from the hospital after suffering a lacerated liver in practice this week.The team said Saturday that Johnson, who signed as a free agent during the offseason, was discharged from University Hospital on Friday and is doing well. The 28-year-old is expected to be back at the team’s facility in the next few days. He’ll have to go through COVID-19 protocols before he can be re-integrated into team activities. The Browns said his status will be evaluated on a “week by week basis.”Johnson was injured when he was landed on by rookie tight end Harrison Bryant as the two were battling for a pass during a red-zone drill. LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Nick Nurse was voted NBA Coach of the Year on Saturday after leading the defending champion Toronto Raptors to another 50-win season, this time without Kawhi (kuh-WY’) Leonard.Nurse was a runaway winner, receiving 90 first-place votes from a panel of 100 sportswriters and broadcasters. He finished with 470 points.Milwaukee’s Mike Budenholzer was second after leading the Bucks to the best record in the suspended season, earning 147 points. Oklahoma City’s Billy Donovan was third with 134 points. Nurse led Toronto to its first title last year in his rookie season, becoming the only coach to win an NBA championship and a G League championship. He won titles in 2011 and 2013 at the NBA’s minor league level.Toronto’s celebration last year was just winding down when Leonard decided to join the Los Angeles Clippers. The Raptors hardly missed a beat without the NBA Finals MVP, rolling to a 53-19 record and the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference. They have a 3-0 lead over the Brooklyn Nets and will try to finish off the sweep Sunday. August 22, 2020 Moses named 1st Black track president in NASCAR historyDOVER, Del. (AP) — Erik Moses has been named president of Nashville Superspeedway, the first Black man to hold that title at any NASCAR track.Moses most recently served as president of the XFL’s DC Defenders and now leads the charge of the scheduled Nashville reboot in 2021. The 1.33-mile concrete track was built in 2001 by Dover Motorsports and hosted NASCAR and IndyCar events until 2011.Dover announced the hire before Saturday’s Cup race at the Monster Mile.last_img read more

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Trojans unable to deal final blow to the Fighting Irish

first_imgMitch Mustain, the senior backup quarterback starting in replacement for injured sophomore Matt Barkley, acknowledged feeling a little frustrated while walking off the field of a rain-soaked Los Angeles Coliseum Saturday night.On a third-and-seven play from his team’s own 47-yard line, Mustain heaved a pass down the sideline toward a wide open Ronald Johnson, but the ball slipped through the hands of the senior wide receiver, all but dashing the Trojans’ hopes of notching their ninth consecutive victory over their intersectional rivals.“That one probably would have changed the outcome,” Mustain said. “It was unfortunate that [Johnson] dropped it.”Tim Tran | Daily TrojanIf completed, a touchdown would have likely ensued, giving USC (7-5, 4-4) a late lead; yet, the Trojans, instead, were outlasted 20-16 to Notre Dame (7-5) for the first time since 2001.“He cleared the guy before I let it go,” Mustain said, referring to the dropped pass. “I knew he had a chance to beat those guys.”Instead, the incompletion remains a microcosm of a USC offense that simply could not capitalize on a multitude of opportunities.Facing a Notre Dame offensive attack led by an 18-year-old freshman quarterback in Tommy Rees, the Trojan defense forced three interceptions and a fumble, but the offense managed to produce just one touchdown in response – a one-yard quarterback sneak from Mustain on 4th down after originally fielding the ball at the two-yard line.“If you had told me before that we would be plus-4 turnovers, I would have expected a different result,” said USC coach Lane Kiffin. “We have to score more points off turnovers.”A running game, which was largely nonexistent for four quarters, didn’t help. Instead of scoring touchdowns, USC found itself settling for field goals with senior kicker Joe Houston converting three, ranging from 23 yards to a career high of 45.Primarily featuring a running back tandem of redshirt junior Marc Tyler and senior C.J. Gable, the ground game amassed just 80 yards on 30 carries, an average of 2.7 yards per gain, much to the chagrin of Kiffin.“I don’t know why the running game didn’t get going,” said the Trojans’ first-year head coach. “We weren’t able to do it.”The loss serves as stark contrast to USC’s previous eight wins over Notre Dame; eight games in which the Trojans averaged 40 points per contest and seemingly dominated one helpless Irish team after another.Saturday, instead, marked a new twist in the rivalry, with Kiffin losing his initial matchup with the Trojans’ storied archrival, which coincidently, also happens to be led by a first-year head coach in Brian Kelly.“I am very disappointed in the outcome,” Kiffin said. “It is a very special game for a lot of people and we let them down today. We worked hard to get that eight-game streak.”But despite its offensive ineptitude, the Trojans were presented with chances; opportunities late in the game that could have otherwise allowed them to walk away with a victory in hand.Leading 16-13 with 6:25 remaining in the fourth quarter, USC failed to stop Notre Dame’s two-man rushing attack of Cierre Brown and Robert Hughes, which totaled 57 yards on the team’s game-winning seven-play, 77-yard drive, resulting in five-yard touchdown from Hughes.Faced with an opportunity to respond with over two minutes remaining, USC’s efforts were futile, as the dropped pass from Johnson was eventually succeeded by an errant throw from Mustain, leading to a game-ending interception.Outside of pride, however, there isn’t much left for the unranked Trojans to play for. Ineligible and largely unqualified for a finish in the USA Today coaches, all that remains for the Trojans, who are also barred from playing in a bowl game, is a Dec. 4 road contest with crosstown rival UCLA.But the players insist they don’t view their final stretch as “insignificant.”“It’s tough. As a competitor, you want to win every game,” said redshirt junior linebacker Chris Galippo. “It is tough to fight that hard and come out on the losing end, but sometimes you learn more when you lose than when you win.”last_img read more

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Southern Sun Ikoyi Set for 6th Annual Golf Day Event

first_imgSouthern Sun Ikoyi is back with its highly anticipated 6th edition annual Golf Day Tournament 2017, taking place at the lush grounds of the Lakowe Lakes Golf and Country Estate on Friday 10th November, 2017. The field of play for this year’s keenly contested Tournament will boast participation from about 72  experienced and intermediary players. The Deputy General Manager Southern Sun Ikoyi Cliff Shiridzinodya, stated last week that golfers should look forward to another exciting tournament. He said that the tournament is geared towards promoting the hotel’s corporate social responsibility and the tournament is designed to be a shotgun game ensuring that all partners and stakeholders of the Southern Sun Ikoyi brand have a truly memorable and fun day.  Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Corroborating Mr. Shiridzinodya’s comments on the tournament being a laudable CSR initiative for the hotel, the Sales and Marketing Manager, Ubong Nseobot, added that the annual tournament affords the hotel with a veritable platform to giving back to its corporate clients and equally importantly, reinforcing sports tourism in Nigeria.  Adding to the excitement of having the tournament at one of the leading resort in the country, the Key Account Manager, South African Airways, Elidoni Okpeta, stated commitment to the tournament by providing two return tickets for winners on a trip to Johannesburg, South Africa.Other mouth-watering prizes as promised by other sponsors, with the Head of Sales, Mandilas Nigeria, Kenneth Nwauzoma, promised top winners to be rewarded with two horsepower air conditioners whilst 7-Up Bottling Company also promised product giveaways and hi-tech television sets to winning players. The Digital Marketing Specialist for Redbull, Ayo Olushekun, said that all players would be energized with drinks all through the tournament duration.last_img read more

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Essien expected to join exodus

first_imgMichael Essien looks set to be the latest player to move in Chelsea’s extensive summer makeover, with the Ghanaian midfielder attracting serious interest from Fenerbahce.Fenerbahce are understood to be awaiting the outcome of their Champions League play-off with Spartak Moscow on Wednesday night, given how qualification would greatly strengthen their hand in any transfer negotiations. As it stands, they are 2-1 down from the first leg in Moscow but have the benefit of an away goal.Earlier this summer, Essien himself was quoted as saying he wants to remain at Chelsea.“My intention is to stay and I’m looking forward to a new season. I still have two more years here. I’m still here, I’m still around,” Essien said. “Yes, the team is changing and there have been players going, new players coming in but that’s how professional football is. You just have to deal with the situation and go out and perform for the team.“I will play anywhere I am asked to play and it’s always been that way with me. I work hard for the team, for Chelsea. I’ve played right-back and other positions and it’s no problem.”That situation is complicated, however, by the fact that Essien hasn’t played a single minute so far this season, with manager Roberto Di Matteo even going so far as to strengthen the very position Essien mentioned, by signing Cesar Azpilicueta from Marseille. If anything, the manner in which the once-dominant midfielder has so drastically fallen out of favour illustrates the effect injuries have had on his career. A series of long-term absences appear to have sapped Essien of the dynamism that once characterised his game. Indeed, given how Chelsea are still working on the manner in which old defence is linked to new attack, it is difficult not to think that the Essien of 2005 to 2008 would have been perfect.Essien, however, was philosophical on his injuries during the summer.“The injuries I have had are just part of the game and when they happen you just have to get yourself back. I’ve not set myself any targets. I just pray to be injury-free. I’m very calm. I don’t talk much but put me on the pitch and I will do my best.”last_img read more

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Black Stars and their Supporters will be safe in Cairo: Ambassador Sinare

first_imgGhana’s Ambassador to Egypt H.E Alhaji Said Sinare has revealed exclusively to JOY Sports plans are underway to ensure the Black Stars and traveling  Ghanaian supporters are  safe during  the World cup play off second leg game  between Ghana and Egypt next month in Cairo. The Ghana Football Association( GFA) expressed concern at the security situation in the Egyptian capital, and urged world football’s governing body to find “a safe and secure venue” for the November 19 return leg.But FIFA confirmed Cairo as the venue for the second leg match ,indicating the  decision was based on guarantees received from the Government of Egypt and CAF’s decision to allow Al Ahly to play their Champions League match in Cairo.  Ghana’s leading envoy in Egypt, Alhaji Sinare says  his outfit has began the process of ensuring both  players and supporters are safe for the November 19 encounter . “We are beginning to have some kind of a series of meetings which will start tomorrow with the aim of getting the necessary guarantees that we will need from the Egyptian government to make sure our players and supporters are safe. We are going to  do our best to make sure those guarantees are there,”he said . Ambassador Sinare  added that he is confident the game will be incident free, judging from the improved security situation in Cairo.”The security situation in Cairo has kind of improved a little bit, not too much, but we still have to be cautious in what we do but, we will make sure we give the maximum security the black stars deserve and the Ghanaians supporters as well.” he noted. Egypt have earmarked the 30,000 capacity Air Defense Stadium in Cairo to host the second leg match against Ghana.last_img read more

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March Madness 2019: Three takeaways from No. 1 Virginia’s thrilling OT win over No. 3 Purdue

first_imgAnd it’s not like the Cavaliers were ignoring Edwards, either, as several of his long-range bombs were tightly contested.C-Boogie came ready to play in the #Elite8.The @BoilerBall star has 16pts & 4 threes at the half! #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/IkVNqSIyD3— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 31, 2019Edwards is only a junior, but he entertained thoughts of declaring for the draft in 2018 before deciding to return. He’s been projected as a second-round pick, but given his prolific, almost supernatural touch in this tournament — and especially this game — there’s speculation he might have worked his way into the first round if he declares for the 2019 draft. In today’s NBA, there’s no shortage of need for a quick guy who can drain 3s, and Edwards delivered the goods against a great defensive team Saturday.Unfortunately, the Boilermakers (26-10) provided Edwards little help on the offensive end. No other player scored more than seven points. The shot sends the Cavaliers to the Final Four, where they will face the winner of Sunday’s Auburn-Kentucky matchup next Saturday in Minneapolis. It’s Virginia’s second trip to the Final Four, but first since 1984.Here are three takeaways from the Cavaliers’ narrow escape against Purdue.Mamadi Diakite’s shot will live forever in Cavaliers’ historyVirginia’s 6-9 junior forward Mamadi Diakite had put together a quietly effective night for the first 39:59 of regulation Then he made one of the biggest plays in Cavaliers’ history, hitting a short jumper at the buzzer to send the game into overtime. Credit freshman guard Kihei Clark with chasing down the loose ball with seconds ticking down and then firing off a great half-court pass to Diakite.WE’RE HEADING TO OT! 😱#MarchMADNESS | #Elite8 pic.twitter.com/pmX7SHt35Z— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 31, 2019Diakite had a great overall game, scoring 14, grabbing eight rebounds and blocking four shots. But no matter what happens in the rest of Diakite’s time at UVA, his clutch shot against Purdue will be remembered for many years to come.Kyle Guy gave Cavs fans a scare, but returned on fireWhen two-time ACC first-team star Kyle Guy turned his ankle late in the first half, Cavs fans everywhere held their breath. But after getting taped up on the bench, Guy returned for the final few seconds of the half.And in the second half, he made a huge statement early, hitting two 3-pointers in the first two minutes to put the Cavaliers ahead for the first time.First lead of the game for @UVAMensHoops! 👌#MarchMadness | #Elite8 pic.twitter.com/M9ylmoNSH6— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 31, 2019Guy had struggled in Virginia’s first three tournament games, hitting only eight of his 38 3 attempts and averaging 7.3 points per game. But he found his stroke just in time Saturday. He finished with 25 points, hitting 5-of-12 3-pointers. Ty Jerome also lit it up from outside, hitting four 3s and ending with 24 points.”We’re just so happy. We’ve worked so hard for this,” Guy told CBS Sports afterward.Carsen Edwards’ NBA Draft stock is going up … up … upEdwards had averaged 27.3 points in the Boilermakers’ first three NCAA Tournament games, and it was asking a lot for him to match that output.Instead, the 6-1 guard shattered that baseline, scoring 42 points, the most in an NCAA Tournament game since Syracuse’s Gerry McNamara scored 43 in 2004. He hit 10-of-19 3s and hit 14 of 25 shots overall. Edwards finishes the tournament with 28 3-pointers in four games, breaking the tourney mark of 27 set by Michigan sharpshooter Glen Rice in 1989 (and Rice needed six games to set that standard).Oh, he became the first player with four straight 25-point games in the NCAA Tournament since Stephen Curry had five straight for Davidson in 2007-08. Purdue All-American Carsen Edwards had a game for the ages Saturday, but it wasn’t enough as the No. 1 seed Virginia Cavaliers beat the No. 3 Boilermakers 80-75, in overtime in the South Regional final.The Cavaliers (33-3) got big nights from several players, but they’d be sitting in Charlottesville next weekend watching the Final Four on TV if not for an incredible shot by forward Mamadi Diakite at the buzzer in regulation that sent the game into overtime.last_img read more

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Wellington Police Notes: Monday, Nov. 30, 2015

first_imgWellington Police notes Monday, November 30, 2015:•3:30 p.m. Officers investigated a theft in the 1100  block W. 8th, Wellington by known suspect.•3:41 p.m. Officers investigated a domestic battery by a known suspect in the 300  block S. Blaine, Wellington.•4:29 p.m. Ricky L. Erickson, 57, Wellington was arrested and charged with domestic battery.•4:40 p.m. Officers investigated a burglary and theft in the 800 block W. Harvey, Wellington.last_img

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