a month agoChelsea No1 Kepa: I don’t bother with nerves

first_imgChelsea No1 Kepa: I don’t bother with nervesby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea No1 Kepa Arrizabalaga admits nerves do not affect him.Kepa says he rarely feels pressure ahead of a match, whatever the stage and whoever the opponents, instead focusing on his love of the game in the moments building up to kick-off.”I’m not really a person that is prone to anxiety, or feeling nervous,” he told chelseafc.com. “I generally don’t feel that way before a game. What I always think is, at the end of the day, it’s football – that’s what it is – and football is what we do, it’s what we like, and it’s what we enjoy.”Of course, when there are really important games there is a bit more tension, a bit more adrenaline, but I wouldn’t call it nervousness.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Montreal police announce plan to combat profiling of racial minorities

first_imgMONTREAL — A lawyer working on behalf of the Black Coalition of Quebec is seeking approval for a class action lawsuit against the city of Montreal for alleged racial profiling practices by the police.The news of the lawsuit comes as city police announced a new plan today to combat profiling.Officers presented city council with their commitments, which include more police training and a plan to begin collecting and analyzing data related to racial profiling complaints.Meanwhile Lawyer Jacky-Eric Salvant says he is seeking $4 million in damages from the city on behalf of 500 people who claim they were singled out by city police officers because of their race.Salvant said the lawsuit will be filed in the coming days once the city has been served with court papers.Salvant alleges the rights of non-whites in the city are routinely violated by police officers who stop them on the street or in their cars due to the colour of their skin.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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CEO lawyer granted bail pending appeal in blockbuster Knowledge House fraud

first_imgHALIFAX – The mastermind and the enforcer of a sophisticated multimillion-dollar stock market scheme have been granted bail, a day after being sentenced to prison for conspiracy and fraud in one of the most complex cases of white collar crime in Nova Scotia history.Daniel Potter, the former CEO of the defunct tech firm Knowledge House, and former lawyer Blois Colpitts were released Thursday pending the outcome of an appeal.The disgraced executives were found guilty in March of conspiracy to manipulate the firm’s share price and carrying out fraudulent activities in a regulated securities market.Nova Scotia Court of Appeal Justice Cindy Bourgeois signed the bail orders after imposing multiple conditions, including requiring them to hand over their passports, remain in the country and report weekly to police.They have also each entered into a recognizance in the amount of $100,000, with family friends agreeing to act as sureties.The businessmen, who appeared somewhat weary after a night in jail, agreed to the release conditions.Crown attorney James Martin told the court Potter and Colpitts did not pose a flight risk, and that there was no concern they would commit further offences.On Wednesday, Nova Scotia Supreme Court Justice Kevin Coady sentenced Potter, 66, to five years and Colpitts, 55, to 4 1/2 years.In his decision, the judge said “there is virtually no risk that either Mr. Potter or Mr. Colpitts will reoffend.”Meanwhile, the court set aside eight days in September 2019 for the appeal, though the matter is expected to return to court on Aug. 23 of this year to deal with procedural issues in the complicated case.Defence lawyer Jane O’Neill asked if the appeal book, which would include a transcript of the 44-day trial and all the documentary evidence, could be submitted in an electronic format.“The trial transcripts alone are 22,000 pages, the exhibits are in the tens of thousands of pages,” she told the court, adding that — given several hard copies would be required — “I’m not sure there’s enough real estate in this building to hold all of those books.”The trial began in November 2015 and heard from 75 witnesses over more than 160 court days, and 184 exhibits were received including thousands of documents.The jail terms handed down to Potter and Colpitts this week came nearly 17 years after the e-learning company’s dramatic collapse.Knowledge House, the once high-flying Halifax technology darling, developed software the company promised would revolutionize the elementary, high school and post-secondary education systems.The co-conspirators used multiple manipulative techniques to prop up the firm’s share price, including using margin accounts to dominate the buy-side of the market, suppressing sales and “high closing” the stock, or entering orders late in the trading day to boost the closing share price.“Mr. Potter was the silver-tongued mastermind, the architect of the conspiracy, who exerted his influence to manipulate and control other shareholders,” Coady said in his decision.“He dictated who could sell shares, when they could sell, and how much they could sell.”Meanwhile, the judge described Colpitts as “the enforcer” who used his position as counsel “to threaten legal action against anyone who might derail the conspirators’ efforts.”Coady said Colpitts provided legal advice in support of the conspiracy as well as negotiated investment deals and prepared legal documentation knowing that the market price for Knowledge House was being manipulated.The tech company traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange before what the judge described as “the house of cards” collapsed in August 2001, sending Knowledge House stock plummeting to 33 cents a share from $5.10.Though the Crown had estimated the fraud was about $86 million, Coady said he would not put a specific dollar figure on the scheme, instead calling it a “large scale multimillion-dollar fraud.”last_img read more

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Amazon plans to open new distribution centre in Edmonton area hire 600

first_imgNISKU, Alta. — Online retail giant Amazon.com Inc. is opening a new distribution centre in Leduc County, just south of Edmonton, with plans to create 600 full-time jobs by 2020.The e-commerce company says the approximately 92,900-square-metre (one-million-square-foot) centre in Nisku, Alta., will be the company’s 11th distribution facility in Canada, and its second in Alberta.It already operates a similar facility in Rocky View County in southern Alberta, where it employs more than 1,500 full-time workers.Amazon’s other fulfillment facilities are located in British Columbia and Ontario.The Seattle-based company says workers at the new centre will be responsible for picking, packing and shipping larger items such as outdoor equipment, patio furniture and bicycles.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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No Federal funding included in Budget to help the Oil and Gas

first_imgCALGARY, A.B. – Oilpatch observers say there is nothing in the new federal budget to deal with Canada’s competitive disadvantage with the United States in oil and gas.Statistics Canada says capital spending to extract oil and gas will fall for a fourth straight year, with the biggest declines projected to be in the oilsands sector.Hardest hit will be Alberta, but spending will also be down in Newfoundland and Labrador, B.C. and Saskatchewan. CIBC economist Avery Shenfeld says the numbers are falling because big projects are wrapping up and not being replaced.He says companies are seeing bottlenecks in the ability to get a product to the market and a lighter regulatory environment in the U.S.Ottawa says more analysis is necessary before considering tax cuts to match the U-S, which announced in December it would drop its federal corporate tax rate to 21 percent from 35 percent.University of Calgary tax expert Jack Mintz says Canada had a tax advantage over the U-S until recently but that has evaporated.(THE CANADIAN PRESS)last_img read more

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Pet dog saves farmer from cobra in TN

first_imgThanjavur: In a heroic battle exemplifying its loyalty, a pet dog saved its master from a cobra, killing the venomous reptile and laying down its own life in the process at a village near here.Seeing the five-foot long cobra about to attack Natarajan (50), a farmerof Vengarayankudikaadu village while on his way to his field, the dog ‘Puppy’ jumped to his rescue Saturday. While the dog and the snake fought a pitched battle, the farmer rushed to his nearby house to fetch a stick to chase the reptile away. But, by the time he could return, Puppy killed the snake, but tragically died due to bites suffered earlier, the farmer said. News of Puppy fighting off a venomous reptile spread and residents gathered at the farmer’s house to pay homage to his pet. Natarajan, who turned emotional, picked up the dead dog, and held it close to his chest before giving it a tearful burial near his house, neighbours said.last_img read more

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St Stephens college warns teachers for criticising decision on admission panel

first_imgNew Delhi: Delhi University’s St Stephen’s College on Tuesday sent warning letters to three of its governing body members for condemning the inclusion of a member of the institution’s Supreme Council in the interview panel for selection of students. In a statement, the three members of the governing body had objected to the inclusion of a member of its Supreme Council in the interview panel, saying it is a violation of the college constitution.The three members –Nandita Narain of Department of Mathematics, NP Ashley of Department of English and Abhishek Singh of Department of Economics had condemned the “illegal and unacademic decision taken by the Principal”. “This could compromise the academic integrity of our admissions process,” they said while demanding its withdrawal. Also Read – Odd-Even: CM seeks transport dept’s views on exemption to women, two wheelers, CNG vehiclesThe warning letters sent to the three members said they (the trio) issued “false and irresponsible comments to the media.” In the warning letters issued by college principal Professor John Varghese, the teachers have been “advised not to repeat such irresponsible and unbecoming behaviour in future,” failing which college will take appropriate action against them. “The said guidelines were duly reported in the Governing Body held on March 14, 2019 in the presence of the teachers representatives,” the letter issued to the teachers read. Also Read – More good air days in Delhi due to Centre’s steps: Javadekar”In the light of the above, I am shocked to see that you deliberately chose to ignore the facts and your press release is a complete concoction, factually and legally incorrect, and therefore it is against the code of professional ethics and the ethos of this institution,” the letter read. The letter also accused the teachers of falsely claiming that the decision was undertaken by the principal. The decision, the letter claimed, was of the Supreme Council, “which has the sole power to decide on the admission policy as the College is a Christian minority institution.” Meanwhile, the Delhi University Teachers’ Association (DUTA) accused St. Stephen’s college principal of its arbitrary and vindictive conduct to silence criticism of wholly undesirable non-academic intrusion in selection of candidates for admission to the college. “The college administration has threatened further action if they persisted with expressing their critical views,” the DUTA said. “The decision of including Fathers from Church ( Members of Supreme counsel) to admission committee is arbitrary and condemnable. This would weaken the secular fabric of the university. This is not only against the constitution of the college but also against the principles laid down in India’s constitution,” said, Sidharth Yadav, state secretary, ABVP Delhi. He also said that the if the decision is not withdrawn, the ABVP would be forced to mobilise large student community to raise voice against this autocratic decision.last_img read more

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Womens Hockey Ohio State rallies for win against St Cloud State

Ohio State freshman forward Emma Maltais (17) heads back out on the ice to start the second period of the game against Minnesota on Jan. 19. Ohio State won 3-2. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Managing Editor for DesignThe No. 4 Ohio State women’s hockey team (8-3, 4-1 WCHA) sent Buckeye fans home happy with the exciting come-from-behind win over the St. Cloud State Huskies (4-7, 2-5 WCHA).Senior forward Madison Field was the playmaker for the Buckeyes on Friday, scoring two goals and giving the Buckeyes the 3-2 win after being down for more than half the game. “Madison’s strong, her area of the ice is right there in that red zone, and that’s the majority of her goal scoring area,” said Ohio State head coach Nadine Muzerall. “That’s where we want her and that’s where we want her to have the puck. She just bears down and out-muscles people and buries it.” In the first period, the game was dominated by Ohio State throughout the first 10 minutes. The Buckeyes led the first period in shots on goal 18-6, and they were controlling the puck for the vast majority of playing time. However, momentum quickly turned in favor of the Huskies when senior forward Julia Tylke snuck one past Ohio State freshman goaltender Andrea Braendli in the first period to give St. Cloud State a 1-0 lead, assisted by sophomore defenseman Taylor Wemple and junior forward Kayla Friesen.“The first goal was our deep inch, and that was OK because we had a recovery from an offensive player,” Muzerall said. “We had a bad habit of swinging on two hands, she did a nice toe drag, and we had to be more disciplined with one hand on our stick. She faked the shot so Andrea went down and wasn’t able to her post in time as the girl wrapped it. Defensively, we should’ve cut her off and not even allowed her to come across.”Riding high off that goal, the Huskies won the next face off and immediately converted it into a second goal off a shot by freshman forward Jenniina Nylund to give them a 2-0 lead. “We lost a battle on the wall and we never should have exposed the middle there,” Muzerall said. “We got to stay in position defensively. They came in on a two on one and we should have had a better gap with our staggered defense in the defensive zone. It was a nice shot though, and Andrea has to do a better job of angling that puck.”The Buckeyes continued their aggressive attack in the second period and missed on several key opportunities. But just over halfway through the second period, it was sophomore forward Emma Maltais putting Ohio State on the board with her fifth goal of the season. “You’re not one of the best players in the WCHA and win player of the month for not being able to score those goals,” Muzerall said. “Sometimes the pressure comes with that, but that is what you need from your big dog and she got us on the board. That was a huge momentum shift for us because it finally just broke that ice of if we were going to score.”With time winding down in the second period at 18:42 into the second period, Field came through with her first goal of the night to tie the game up at two. Maltais and freshman defenseman Madison Bizal came away with assists on the play. Continuing its comeback, Ohio State took the lead for the first time of the night in the third period when Field scored her second goal of the game,her fifth goal on the season, as freshman forward Sara Saekkinen and sophomore forward Liz Scheppers recorded assists on the goal. “It’s always great to get those goals for the team,” Field said. “I think that it was a great team effort leading up to those goals. We had 45 shots on net, so it was just great to bury them. We always don’t want to self-doubt when we’re down in those games we just try and keep pushing.”The Huskies went on the offensive and removed their goalie for an extra attacker with two and a half minutes left to go in the game to try and force overtime, but the Ohio State defense and Braendli held strong to give Ohio State the win. Ohio State will go for the sweep of St. Cloud State in the second game of the weekend series on Saturday, Nov 2 at 3 p.m. read more

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Pogba speaks on Mourinho rows

first_imgThere were many speculations regarding Mourinho and Pogba’s relationship at a certain point of time a while back, and most of them claimed it had fallen off and they are not really having normal contact.However, after that Mourinho was the first to deny such events. Now, Pogba has joined him as he admitted he has rows with his manager, but they are for good.Pogba has been inconsistent for the most of the season, which was rumoured to be the reason for his problems with the coach, beside him not being happy with instructions and not following them.“People want to hear about the manager and the player. You see some images of me talking with the coach,” Pogba said, according to the Mirror.harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“We can disagree but he is still the manager and I am the player.”“Sometimes I see things he doesn’t and sometime he sees things I can’t. But it doesn’t mean anything is bad.”“It’s good. He is the coach. He decides and I accept and I respond on the pitch,” Pogba added.last_img read more

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Bahamas National Trust conduct Workshop for Defence Force Marines

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppCoral Harbour Base, Bahamas, November 16, 2016 –  Some 15 members of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force are now better positioned to understand our small country’s natural resources after recently participating in a workshop that was conducted by members of the Bahamas National Trust this week.The workshop, which took place at the Coral Harbour Base, highlighted indigenous plant and wildlife that are prevalent in the country.  Much attention was paid to endangered species such as the Iguana and Boa Constrictors.  Additionally, the domino effect that results from depletion of fishery resources were also highlighted.As a result of the workshop, the Defence Force Marines are more knowledgeable about the endemic wildlife and their roles as individuals as well as within our organization in terms of preserving and conserving our natural resources in a sustainable manner.Feature Photo shows: Members of the Bahamas National Trust showing Defence Force Marines endangered species which exist.  From left: BNT Science Officers Agnessa Lundy and Scott Johnson, along with Defence Force Marine participants. Photo two shows: Captain Tellis Bethel, Commander Defence Force (Acting) presenting a token of appreciation to BNT Officer Scott Johnson following a workshop at the Coral Harbour Base.(RBDF photos by Marine Seaman Michael Turner) Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

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