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a month ago​Rodgers: Maddison still an injury doubt for Leicester recall

first_imgTagsPremiership NewsAbout the authorIan FerrisShare the loveHave your say ​Rodgers: Maddison still an injury doubt for Leicester recallby Ian Ferrisa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveLeicester boss Brendan Rodgers has been giving the latest update on the injured James Maddison.”We’ll see over the next couple of days. He’s obviously going to be a doubt. He’s put some weight on his ankle so we’ll see over the coming days.”He’s a big talent and he’s been playing great. We’ve got a really strong squad. We made some changes in the week, and the rhythm, speed and intensity in the team was the same.”It’s just the risk of whether he’s going to last the game or not. It’s questionable whether he’ll play or not. He’s such a talented player, we’ll give him every chance.” last_img read more

VIDEO – Two vehicle fires start late Sunday night

first_imgVehicle fire on 86 street Sunday night – Submitted by JenniferAt this time there is no official confirmation that both incidents are connected.Our staff will reach out to the authorities in the morning to learn more about what happened. If you have any photos or video you’d like to share, email [email protected]A photo of the vehicle fire on 114a avenue – Submitted by Tamara FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Fire Department was busy Sunday night responding to two different vehicle fires at almost the same time.Just before 10 p.m., crews were called to a vehicle fire on 114a avenue near 100 street. Eyewitnesses say a small explosion was heard after the fire started. The fire quickly spread to a nearby parked car.At almost the same time, the Fort St. John Fire Department was also called to a vehicle fire at an apartment building on 86 street near the Best Western Hotel. A photo of the second fire shows the vehicle was located in the parking lot of an apartment building near 86 street and 85 avenue.last_img read more

Historic vote Chicago elects Black gay woman as mayor

first_imgChicago: Chicago on Tuesday became the biggest US city to elect a black woman its mayor, as voters put their faith in an openly-gay political novice to tackle difficult problems of economic inequality and gun violence. Lori Lightfoot, a 56-year-old former federal prosecutor and practicing lawyer who has never before held elected office, won the Midwestern city’s mayoral race in a lopsided victory. She beat out Toni Preckwinkle, a career politician who is also black, by a wide margin of 74 to 26 per cent with most ballots counted. “We were up against powerful interests,” Lightfoot said in a victory speech, with her wife and young daughter by her side. “Today, you did more than make history, you created a movement for change,” she told a cheering crowd. Lightfoot will become Chicago’s first openly gay mayor as well as the first African America woman to hold the post. Since 1837, Chicago voters have elected only one black mayor and one female mayor. Her ascendancy to the top of Chicago government was a stunning development in a city where insider deals and entrenched party politics held sway for decades. “It is a city-wide rejection of the Chicago political establishment at the mayoral level,” Evan McKenzie, political science professor at the University of Illinois in Chicago, said. Preckwinkle, the chief executive of Cook County in which Chicago is located, has for decades held various local elected offices, which analysts said hurt her in an election in which voters were looking to shake up city hall. Among the top issues were high levels of gun violence that claims more lives than in other major American cities, and years of political corruption in the Democratic stronghold. The initial field in the mayoral race consisted of 14 contenders, but Lightfoot managed an upset — sidelining moderates and establishment figures by promising to clean up city government and reduce economic inequality. She and Preckwinkle were the final two left competing in Tuesday’s run-off election. Voters left little doubt they wanted the next mayor to tackle the major issues vexing the city of 2.7 million people — including economic disparities and gun violence. “The message is that (voters) want new ideas and cleaner government,” McKenzie said. Community groups have for years complained about disparities in living conditions among the sprawling city’s diverse communities. Gun violence, fuelled by gangs and the drug trade, plagues economically-depressed neighbourhoods in the South and West, which are majority African American. The downtown business district, and areas to the north and along the city’s famed lake shore, have enjoyed an economic boom even as more than 550 people were murdered last year alone. Reforming the police department, which has a sordid history of abusive tactics, and city hall, which is mired in a federal corruption probe of one of its members, were priorities for voters, McKenzie said. Lightfoot headed a panel investigating the city’s policing problems and held a number of appointed positions in city government. She has promised to increase affordable housing, fight homelessness and crime, and boost oversight of the police department. “We can and will finally put the interests of our people, all of our people, ahead of the interests of a powerful few,” Lightfoot said Tuesday night. Lightfoot will replace outgoing mayor Rahm Emanuel — once a rising star in the Democratic Party and former president Barack Obama’s first White House chief of staff. The powerful Emanuel sustained political damage for his handling of murder of black teenager Laquan McDonald and declined to run for a third term. Lightfoot emphasized during her campaign that she was among the few early candidates to declare her candidacy before Emanuel decided not to run again. McDonald was a 17-year-old boy shot dead by police in a 2014 encounter caught on police dash cam video. The video — showing officer Jason Van Dyke firing 16 bullets into the knife-wielding teen even after he fell to the ground — was not released for more than a year. Emanuel faced accusations of an attempted cover-up. He fired the police chief and brought in a reformer who instituted changes, worked to rebuild public trust, and reduced gun violence. But as Van Dyke was about to go on trial for murder in September, Emanuel announced he would not run for re-election. Van Dyke was convicted and sentenced to nearly seven years in prison.last_img read more

Two criminals involved in 85 heinous cases in Delhi arrested

first_imgNEW DELHI: The special cell of Delhi police has arrested two criminals Shakeel and Rashid involved in almost 85 heinous cases in Delhi. One of them was having a reward of Rs 50,000 on his arrest. Both were arrested from their rented house in Shahin Bagh, Jamia Nagar, Delhi on April 2.Two semi-automatic pistols of .32 along with 8 live cartridges have been recovered from the duo.During surveillance, it was found that Shakeel was wanted in three fresh cases. He was having a reward of Rs 50,000 in a case of armed dacoity, committed on September 17, 2018 in broad daylight in the area of Jagatpuri. In this dacoity, Shakeel along with his 5/6 associates had waylaid a businessman and his employee in Old Arjun Nagar area and tried to rob them at gunpoint. When victims resisted, gang members opened fire and injured Ram Sewak. They robbed Rs 15 lakh from them and fled from the scene. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murder”He also disclosed that he along with Rashid and other associate burgled the house of the famous poet Ashok Chakradhar in the area of Sarita Vihar and took cash and valuables from the house, but his awards and medals luckily remained intact. Shakeel is facing trial in many criminal cases in various courts but he is not appearing in these cases,” said PS Kushwah, DCP Special cell. Arrested Shakeel and Rashid were thoroughly interrogated. It is revealed in the interrogation that Shakeel is previously involved in more than 70 cases of dacoity, robbery, snatching, extortion, kidnapping, attempt to murder, assault on police, hurt, arms act etc. Arrested accused Rashid is previously involved in more than 15 cases of various nature including murder, dacoity, arms act, rape, burglary.last_img read more

Pilots pushed Boeing to act after Lion Air crash

first_imgWashington DC: After a deadly crash in Indonesia, American Airlines pilots called a meeting to press Boeing executives for safety changes to the 737 MAX aircraft, US media reported Tuesday. The call for changes, which could have required the best-selling aircraft model to be temporarily grounded, were reported by The New York Times and CBS News after they obtained an audio recording of the November 27 meeting between the American Airlines pilots union and officials from the aircraft manufacturer. Also Read – Commercial vehicle sales to remain subdued in current fiscal: IcraThe 737 MAX 8 is currently grounded worldwide after the March crash of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 that killed all 157 people onboard and drew scrutiny to the new Boeing model’s anti-stall system, which investigators believe may have brought the jet down. But the meeting shows that pilots were already worried about the safety of the model following the October 2018 crash in Indonesia of a Lion Air 737 MAX 8 that left no survivors of the 189 people onboard. Also Read – Ashok Leyland stock tanks over 5 pc as co plans to suspend production for up to 15 daysAccording to the reports, the pilots were particularly concerned about the MCAS anti-stall system that investigators in both Indonesia and Ethiopia have blamed for the crashes. “No one has yet to conclude that the sole cause of this was this function on the airplane,” Boeing vice-president Mike Sinnett told the meeting. “The worst thing that can ever happen is a tragedy like this, and the even worse thing would be another one,” he said later in the meeting held four months before the Ethiopian Airlines disaster. Meanwhile, the pilots in the meeting said they felt they weren’t told enough about the MCAS system, which was new to the 737 MAX 8. “These guys didn’t even know the damn system was on the airplane, nor did anybody else,” said Mike Michaelis, head of safety for the pilot’s union. Following the Lion Air crash, Boeing had issued additional instructions to pilots in case they faced a malfunction of the MCAS. But in a letter obtained by AFP, Michaelis said the instructions weren’t sufficient for pilots to know how to handle malfunctions with the anti-stall system.last_img read more

Onlineonly admission in undergraduate level

first_imgKolkata: The state Higher Education department has directed all universities under its aegis and colleges affiliated to these universities that admission process in undergraduate level for the 2019-20 academic session will be conducted entirely online. Students need not come to colleges during the admission process and will have to report directly on the day of commencement of classes.”We are going for online admission which will be merit-based. This will ensure transparency and students will not face any harassment during the admission process. They should not be called on campus during admission and communication with college authorities, if needed, will be through e-mail. Students will report to colleges only when the classes start,” said R S Shukla, Additional Chief Secretary of the state Higher Education department. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaShukla, however, made it clear that colleges will do physical verification of documents when classes start and if they are found to be not authentic then the concerned student’s admission is liable to be cancelled. State Education minister Partha Chatterjee chaired a meeting with vice-chancellors and principals of colleges on Monday at a private university based in New Town and informed them about the modalities of admission in the undergraduate level. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayThe admission process will start soon after the results of the Higher Secondary Examination on May 27. It may be mentioned that CBSE Class XII and ISC results have already been published. Student unions will not be allowed to set up any help desk in colleges and the administrative process will be entirely under the supervision of the college authorities. “We have already issued clear-cut guidelines about the admission. Today (Monday) we convened the meeting to clear any confusion. Instructions regarding admission have also been sent to the District Magistrates across the state,” a senior official of the Higher Education department said. It may be recalled that last year, there were allegations of extortion on the part of students’ unions in some colleges for admitting students. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee herself had to intervene to resolve the issue. She had reiterated that if someone is found asking for money for personal interest in lieu of granting admission, stern action will be taken against him/her. Members of students’ unions in some colleges were also arrested by the police after Banerjee’s intervention. The state Higher Education department had issued a notification directing all colleges that counselling for admission to undergraduate courses must be done strictly online and physical verification of documents, if required, can be done only after the commencement of classes. It may be mentioned that it was former Education minister Bratya Basu, who had mooted the idea of online admission for the first time.last_img read more

Paraguay officially suspends its relations with the Polisarios socalled RASD

first_imgFez – Less than a month after the Moroccan opposition party, Party of Modernity and Authenticity, announced that the government of Paraguay had decided to withdraw its recognition of the so-called Arab Saharaui Democratic Republic, self-proclaimed by the Polisario in February 1976. Asuncion declared on Friday its decision to suspend its relations with the Polisario, while the UN-led negotiations process is underway to find a long-lasting, political and mutually acceptable solution to the Sahara conflict.In a communiqué issued on Friday, the Paraguayan government said it had decided to suspend the agreement it had signed with Polisario in February 2000, which formalized the establishment of diplomatic relations between Paraguay and the so-called RASD. The government decided to “suspend the effects of the Joint Communique on the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between the Republic of Paraguay and the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic,” said the communiqué.According to the same document, the government of Paraguay,  “welcomes the efforts and commitment of all parties to continue to show political will and work in an atmosphere propitious to find a satisfactory solution for all,” adding that “dialogue and negotiation are the ideal means to achieve a political, peaceful, just, lasting and mutually acceptable solution to the question of Western Sahara.”This is the third country in less than four months to withdraw or suspend its recognition of the Polisario’s RASD after Haiti and Panama, which signals the dwindling legitimacy of this separatist movement as a representative of the Saharawis.© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributedlast_img read more

NFL hopefuls put talent on display at Ohio States Pro Day

Ohio State Football had its annual Pro Day on Friday to showcase the speed, strength and precision of NFL hopeful seniors. Buckeyes including running back Brandon Saine, linebackers Ross Homan and Brian Rolle, wide receiver Dane Sanzenbacher, guard Justin Boren, and defensive backs Jermale Hines and Devon Torrence looked to improve on their marks from the NFL combine. And in most cases, they did. The players worked out in front of NFL scouts, families, and Coach Jim Tressel. Tressel is in the middle of a current NCAA investigation for allegedly failing to report e-mails from attorney and former Buckeye football player Christopher Cicero, indicating players sold football memorabilia to Eddie Rife, the owner of Fine Line Ink Tattoos. Tressel’s failure to report the e-mails is in violation of both his contract with OSU and NCAA Bylaw 10.1. The university conducted a self-report on the infractions, and is awaiting the results of a report from the NCAA. OSU notified the NCAA of Tressel’s violation Feb. 3 after becoming aware of the Jan. 13 violation. Early results of the 40-yard dash were an improvement for Rolle and Homan. Rolle ran a 4.56 at the combine, and improved that to a 4.51 at OSU’s Pro Day. Homan ran a 4.68 at the combine and improved to 4.60 at Pro Day. Homan talked about the difference between his experience at the NFL Combine and OSU’s Pro Day. “There is pressure, but at the combine, it’s a lot more heightened, you have all 32 teams in the stands, it’s a bigger stage,” Homan said. Present at OSU’s Pro Day were scouts from all teams except three; the Arizona Cardinals, the Washington Redskins, and the Seattle Seahawks. To no one’s surprise, former Ohio track star, Brandon Saine, posted the fastest time of the day with a 4.40, an improvement on his 4.43 time at the NFL combine. Saine talked about the speed difference between himself now, and when he won the high school state championship in track. “I like to think I’m faster; I’m stronger. If I could race my former self, I don’t know who would win,” Saine said jokingly. Sanzenbacher seemed to gain the most of any prospect today as he answered a lot of questions about his speed. He ran a 4.48 at OSU’s Pro Day. “I’ve been working on it every day. My goal from the beginning was to try and touch four-four, wherever it was,” Sanzenbacher said. “Speed is probably one of the biggest questions withme, I think you can only control things that there’s questions about when you are going into Pro Day. Speed was a big thing.” Cameron Heyward, OSU’s top prospect, did not participate in workouts while he is still recovering from January surgery. read more

AlexanderArnold hopes to end his career at Liverpool

first_imgThe rising Liverpool star Trent Alexander-Arnold has revealed his hopes of remaining at Anfield for the rest of his career, expressing his gratitude to the fansAlready established himself as an essential first-team member, the Liverpool youth product has played a notable role in Merseysiders’ last season Champions League run to the big final.Alexander-Arnold has so far registered a total of 54 outings for the Reds ever since he broke into the first-team back in 2016. In his third Premier League season, the 20-year-old right-back already collected seven appearances, having provided an assist in the process.When asked about his situation at Anfield, the versatile England international said:“There is nowhere else I’d rather be than Liverpool,” he told The Times.“Somewhere I want to stay for the rest of my career is Liverpool. It’s what I’ve always dreamed of. Liverpool are special.divock origi, liverpoolReport: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…“It’s completely down to the fans. Whether we are winning or losing we always have their love.“I remember Istanbul [the 2005 Champions League final]. Only Liverpool could fight back from 3-0 down.“The players said they could hear You’ll Never Walk Alone at half-time.“Not many teams’ fans would still be there, singing their hearts out at 3-0 down, after making a long trip to Turkey.“A lot of teams’ fans might have left early, tried to get an early flight home, but not Liverpool fans, we stay to the end.”last_img read more

Dele Alli ruled out until March

first_imgTottenham midfielder Dele Alli is set to face a lengthy spell on the sidelines with the club confirming he is out until early March after suffering a hamstring injury.Alli, 22, suffered the injury during Spurs’ 2-1 win over Fulham in the Premier League on Sunday.And Spurs official website confirmed the extent of the injury following the scans and diagnosis.“Following scans and clinical assessment, we can confirm that Dele Alli has suffered a hamstring strain.“The injury forced the England midfielder to be substituted in the closing stages of Sunday’s 2-1 win at Fulham.“Dele will now undergo a period of rehabilitation with our medical staff, with the expectation of returning to training in early March.”The England forward is now set to miss some of Spurs’ key fixtures, including the Carabao Cup semi-final second leg at Chelsea on Thursday, the Champions League last 16 first leg against Borussia Dortmund and the Premier League game away to Chelsea.Victor Wanyama, Tottenham Hotspur, Premier LeaguePochettino admits Wanyama remains in his Spurs plans Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Kenyan international, Victor Wanyama, was the protagonist of a summer transfer saga, but in the end, he is set to stay at Tottenham Hotspur.His involvement in the Premier League match against north London rivals Arsenal and the Champions League second leg against Dortmund at the beginning of March is also in doubt.The former MK Dons star could also miss the Carabao Cup final on February 24, should Spurs get past Chelsea in the semi-finals this week.Some of the matches Dele Alli looks set to miss after being sidelined with a hamstring injury:Chelsea (A) – League Cup SFPalace (A) – FA Cup 4th roundDortmund (H) – Champions LeagueChelsea (A) – Premier LeagueArsenal (H) – Premier LeagueDortmund (A) – Champions League🙁 pic.twitter.com/NszokGZdUu— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) January 22, 2019last_img read more