Dhoni said the combination of three pacers and two Dhoni said the combination of three pacers and two spinners was working well for India. “I think playing three pacers is working well for us. Both Ashwin and Jadeja are doing well and if they concede a bit of runs, they can make it up with the bat. They can contribute with the bat and that gives depth in our batting,” he said. Yuvraj said that he “felt pretty good” to have made a contribution to the teams win. “I needed those hits for my confidence. Not the easiest wicket to bat on, you need to go there and give yourself some time. My job was to go and play the situation, this game and the last game. Just happy Im hitting the ball well,” he said. Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews rued that his side were 20-25 runs short while batting first today. “With the dew coming in, I felt like we were 20-25 runs short. But the Indians batted well, as always, and Virat was outstanding,” Mathews said. “If the wicket was like the previous one, it would have been a fighting total, but the dew came in and the ball started sliding through. We are depending heavily on our seniors, with the side we have. The seniors need to fire, otherwise were in trouble.” PTI PDS PDS
Chelsea maintained their perfect start in the Premier League after winning their fourth game in a row on Saturday.Two second half goals from Pedro Rodriguez and Eden Hazard helped them to a 2-0 win over over Bournemouth away at Stamford Bridge.The result leaves Chelsea joint top with Liverpool with 12 points from four games each. Either Tottenham Hotspur or Watford will have the chance to go level when the two teams meet at Vicarage Road on Sunday.The home team dominated a dour first half at Stamford Bridge but it was Bournemouth who missed the best chances through Callum Wilson and former Chelsea defender Nathan Ake before Pedro broke the deadlock in the 72nd minute.The Spaniard beat visiting keeper Asmir Begovic with a low shot from the edge of the penalty area after a fine one-two with Olivier Giroud and Hazard sealed the contest in the closing stages with an arrowed shot from eight metres.LEICESTER 1 – 2 LIVERPOOLThe Reds remain unbeaten. #LEILIV pic.twitter.com/X5MA3FQcwWLiverpool FC (@LFC) September 1, 2018Liverpool beat Leicester City 2-1 to post a fourth successive Premier League victory but conceded their first goal of the season after a nightmare mistake by new keeper Alisson at the King Power Stadium.With Liverpool two goals up and cruising, the Brazilian failed to clear his lines and was robbed by Kelechi Iheanacho, who centred for Algerian Rachid Ghezzal to grab a goal back and set up a frenetic finish.Both Liverpool goals came before the break with Sadio Mane bagging his fourth goal of the season and Roberto Firmino heading home from a James Milner corner.advertisementThe visitors started the second half sloppily and, with Leicester threatening to grab another goal, a concerned Juergen Klopp brought on Xherdan Shaqiri for last season’s record scorer Mo Salah. His changes worked and the visitors held on to confirm their best start to a season since 1990.EVERTON 1 – 1 HUDDERSFIELDStrong performance away @ Everton .. My boy @BillingPhilip with the goal! pic.twitter.com/XdOK9hVujAMathias Zanka (@mzanka) September 1, 2018Everton gave a Premier League debut to new signing Lucas Digne who marked the occasion with an assist but the hosts were frustrated by a dogged Huddersfield as they were held to a 1-1 draw at Goodison Park.Huddersfield took a surprise 34th-minute lead when Phil Billing headed past goalkeeper Jordan Pickford from a corner.But the lead was wiped out almost immediately when left back Digne’s cross was guided home by Dominic Calvert-Lewin.The closest Everton came to a winner after the break was when Ademola Lookman’s tantalising cross just eluded Calvert-Lewin and Gylfi Sigurdsson.Everton remain unbeaten after four games but have drawn three times, while Huddersfield are yet to win this season.BRIGHTON 2 – 2 FULHAM96 Albion goals for @GM_83…”We can go into the international break on a high after today we had two good performances against @ManUtd and @LFC and then we showed good heart today to get a point.”#BHAFCRead https://t.co/0eUFLKpWqe pic.twitter.com/7G9MwUk5WEBrighton & Hove Albion (@OfficialBHAFC) September 1, 2018Glenn Murray scored twice as Brighton & Hove Albion came back from two goals down to draw 2-2 with Fulham at the Amex Stadium in the first ever top-tier meeting between the sides.Murray gave Brighton hope on 67 minutes when he side-footed home from close in moments after Aleksandar Mitrovic looked to have set up a Fulham win with his fourth goal in three games.But the Serb’s joy was short-lived as he then handled in his own area to concede a penalty, which Murray took after Pascal Gross had missed from the spot in the first half.Fulham’s Andre Schurrle opened the scoring on 43 minutes when he got on the end of Jean Michael Seri’s pass for his second goal in successive games.WEST HAM 0 – 1 WOLVES”Traore is racing up… Traore into the box… TRAOOOOOREEEEEEE!” #WHUWOLpic.twitter.com/hj8kaarysxWolves (@Wolves) September 1, 2018Substitute Adama Traore struck the winner in stoppage time for Wolverhampton Wanderers as they beat bottom team West Ham United 1-0 in their Premier League clash at the London Stadium to pile the pressure on Manuel Pellegrini’s side.After a turgid first half, both teams burst into life in the second period and West Ham’s Lukasz Fabianski and Wolves goalkeeper Rui Patricio had to pull off a string of fine saves between them to keep the game scoreless, including one stop Patricio made with his face to deny Marko Arnautovic.Striker Raul Jimenez had a glorious chance to put Wolves ahead but he failed to connect with Matt Doherty’s low cross with the goal at his mercy, and the game looked like finishing scoreless until Ruben Neves won the ball back high up the pitch in stoppage time.advertisementThe ball was worked on to Traore, who gleefully smashed it into the bottom corner to give Wolves their first Premier League win of the campaign, while West Ham, whose fans booed and whistled loudly at the final whistle, have now lost four in a row.CRYSTAL PALACE 0 – 2 SOUTHAMPTONM O O D. #saintsfc pic.twitter.com/NfXv9Q2TzASouthampton FC (@SouthamptonFC) September 1, 2018Southampton earned their first win of the Premier League season with an impressive 2-0 victory at Crystal Palace.Danny Ings, on loan from Liverpool, scored his second goal of the season in the 47th minute to put the Saints ahead and they should have doubled their lead but Charlie Austin saw a penalty saved by Palace keeper Wayne Hennessey.Saints had keeper Alex McCarthy, called up to the England squad this week, to thank for a series of fine saves including a brilliant late stop to keep out a close-range effort from Palace striker Christian Benteke.With Roy Hodgson’s side piling forward in search of an equaliser, Southampton struck on the break with Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg’s finish making sure of the victory in stoppage time.(With inputs from Reuters)
Beijing, Nov 10 (IANS) Chinese tech giant Huawei is working on its next “Kirin 990″ chipset with the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) which is likely to be unveiled in the first quarter of 2019, the media reported.The processor would feature the second-generation 7nm process and is likely to debut as the first 5G-ready chip from the company.”Industry chain sources claim that the Huawei has already started working on the Kirin 990 SoC. The cost of testing the Kirin 990 chipset is very expensive. Each test requires an investment of around 200 million Yuan,” Gizmo China reported on Friday.The processor is expected to arrive with “Balong 5000 5G” modem.”The more advanced fabrication technology that will be used to manufacture the Kirin 990 offers 20 per cent increased transistor density, 10 per cent reduced power consumption, and 10 per cent improved overall performance compared to the chipsets built using the first-generation 7nm chipset from TSMC,” The Android Headlines reported.The tech giant launched its Kirin 980 chip at IFA in Berlin in August that powers its flagship devices. The chipset is scheduled to debut in the Indian market in the fourth quarter of this year.Huawei Consumer Business Group CEO Richard Yu had confirmed that the first smartphone to be powered by the Kirin 980 chipset will be from Mate 20 series which is to be launched in London on October 16. Kirin 980 is the “world’s first” SoC to sport a modem that supports LTE Category 21 which supports a downlink of 1.4Gbps, Huawei said. –IANSksc/na/vm
Kenyan security forces have killed all the Somali militants who stormed an upscale Nairobi hotel compound, taking at least 21 lives and forcing hundreds of people into terrifying escapes, the government said on Wednesday.Fifty people believed to have been in the complex remained unaccounted for on Wednesday afternoon, the Kenya Red Cross said, raising the possibility of a much higher final death toll.The bloody bodies of five attackers were broadcast across social media as President Uhuru Kenyatta announced the end of a 20-hour overnight siege that echoed a 2013 assault that killed 67 people in the Westgate shopping centre in the same district.Somali group al Shabaab, an al Qaeda affiliate fighting to impose strict Islamic law, said they carried out the attack in revenge for U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.”The security operation … is over and all the terrorists eliminated,” Kenyatta said in a televised national address, looking drained and grave.Kenyatta did not specify how many assailants there were, but CCTV clips showed at least five dressed in black, some sporting green grenade belts.One militant is seen in one clip waiting outside a restaurant before blowing himself up in a cloud of debris just after 3 p.m. (1200 GMT). Another explosion near the entrance gate, possibly a grenade, ignites three cars before four men stroll by firing assault rifles and split into two groups.One group entered a nearby office building, where they left a grenade in the lobby, a private security professional present during the attack told Reuters. Then they shot into elevators and offices as they searched for victims up to the sixth floor.advertisementThe other group raked the restaurant with gunfire. Eventually the militants holed up on or near the top floor of the hotel, taking potshots at those fleeing, he said.Bloodstained TablesSixteen Kenyans – including a policeman – an American 9/11 survivor, and a British development worker were among the casualties, police chief Joseph Boinnet said. Three more victims were of African origin but their nationality was unknown, he added.Some victims had been dining in the Secret Garden restaurant and lay slumped at bloodstained tables, video seen by Reuters showed.In its two-page statement claiming responsibility, al Shabaab said: “This operation … (was) a response to the witless remarks of U.S. president, Donald Trump, and his declaration.”Asked about the group’s claim, a White House National Security Council spokesman said in a statement: “This senseless act is a stark reminder of why the United States remains resolved in our fight to defeat radical Islamist terrorism.”Air strikes against the group have intensified under Trump, but Tuesday’s attack showed that the insurgents retain the ability to strike outside Somalia’s borders.Neighbouring Kenya, a hub for multinationals and the United Nations, became a frequent target for al Shabaab after Kenya sent troops into Somalia in 2011 to try to create a buffer zone along its long, porous border.The dusitD2 complex is home to offices of international companies including Colgate Palmolive (CL.N), Reckitt Benckiser (RB.L), Pernod Ricard (PERP.PA), Dow Chemical (DWDP.N) ad SAP (SAPG.DE), as well as the dusitD2 hotel, part of Thai group Dusit Thani (DTC.BK).Hiram Macharia, marketing executive at LG Electronics, said he grabbed a fire extinguisher and headed downstairs after the first blast.”Then we saw two of the attackers firing at the elevators and we turned back,” he told Reuters outside the hotel.”They were firing twice at each of the elevator doors and the two staircase doors on each floor as they walked up the building. One of them fired at our office doors, entered slightly and then moved on.”Macharia and some colleagues hid under desks, but one person ran to the roof and was shot dead there, he added.Westgate Mistakes AvoidedSecurity forces appeared to have avoided some of the mistakes made during the 2013 attack, when police and soldiers shot at each other, then soldiers looted the Westgate mall.One private security worker at the scene said many of the explosions, especially those followed by a short burst of gunfire, were Kenyan special forces using small charges to blow open locked doors and clear rooms.About a dozen armed foreigners of various nationalities were also there, he said, including embassy staff and private security advisers trying to rescue clients.Mamadou Dia was on a business trip from Paris for STP Consultants when he ended up huddled in a room with Chinese and Canadian hotel guests and a waiter.advertisement”They told us by text that the police knew we were in that room and that they would come, and one and a half hours later, the police came to evacuate us,” he said.As armed officers escorted them out, the attackers shot at them “like snipers,” he said, adding that police fired back.At nearby Chiromo morgue, the family of a 35-year-old man collapsed upon hearing a body had arrived with his identification papers.”He is gone, he is gone,” the father repeated into his phone as his mother wrapped a shawl around herself and wept.Also Read | Kenyan forces killed all militants who stormed Nairobi hotel: President Uhuru KenyattaAlso Watch | Kenya says killed two al Shabab militants in Monday operations
PSG Dani Alves given three-match ban after screaming at referee Goal Last updated 1 year ago 07:19 1/26/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) JEFF PACHOUD PSG Olympique Lyonnais v PSG Olympique Lyonnais Ligue 1 Videos The Brazilian will sit out three matches after his outburst, with the fourth game of the ban suspended Dani Alves has been handed a three-match ban after receiving a straight red for dissent picked up against Lyon. PSG fell 2-1 to their nearest challenger in Ligue 1 on Sunday, with the Brazilian defender sent off with the match finely poised at 1-1 in 57th minute. Memphis Depay hit a winner in stoppage time, helping Lyon close the gap at the top to just eight points. Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player A late challenge on Tanhisguy Ndombele saw Alves called for a foul, but his reaction in the face of the match official proved to be cause for a straight red card to be issued. The LFP also apparently took issue with the former Barcelona star’s action, giving three matches on the bench and a fourth match that will be added onto the automatic ban should he pick up another red card. The Brazilian didn’t help his cause any after the match, doubling down on his actions on social media. “Decisions were taken, the battle was already lost, but I continue to think that Mr Referee lost his way with this decision. Since when has disagreeing equalled a lack of respect,” he wrote on Instagram. “If you want to say that it was my fault, you can, that is free, and, likewise I have shoulders that are considerably large and a pair of balls that ensure I am always standing upright.”PSG face Montpellier in Ligue 1 on Saturday before taking on Rennes in a Coupe de la Ligue semi-final midweek. Note to Dani Alves: If you scream in the referee’s face, you’re probably going to get sent off. pic.twitter.com/8GsjIzhBxn— Goal (@goal) January 21, 2018Have a look at Alves’ red card in the video above.
Justice Minister and Attorney General Cecil Clarke today, April 10, announced the launch of an independent external audit of the policies and procedures of correctional facilities in Nova Scotia. The audit will determine whether Department of Justice policies and procedures meet national standards and will focus on the policies and procedures at the Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility in Dartmouth. The audit will look at the safety and security procedures in relation to incidents that have occurred in the past year. The Department of Justice is in the process of engaging an outside expert in corrections to conduct the audit, which will begin as soon as possible.
Birmingham: Former India cricketer and noted broadcaster Sanjay Manjrekar finds it “really unfair” that the critics’ focus is on Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s strike-rate at this stage of his career when younger players like KL Rahul should be held more accountable. Dhoni scored 42 off 31 balls against England and while Manjrekar found it a bit surprising that the former India captain didn’t go for big shots in the end, he feels others need to be hauled up too. Also Read – Dhoni, Paes spotted playing football together”It is really unfair that the focus is only on Dhoni because, if, at this stage of his career also, there aren’t other batsmen around who can help India win matches, then it is not healthy (sign) for Indian cricket,” Manjrekar told PTI during an interaction on the eve of Bangladesh game. Manjrekar feels it’s time for Rahul to convert those starts and do justice to his potential. “Focus shouldn’t be so much on Dhoni and it’s more a media thing, to talk about Dhoni. If I am a well-wisher of Indian cricket, I will start putting pressure on Lokesh Rahul and others to start delivering and take the load away from people like Dhoni,” said the Mumbaikar, who has played 37 Tests for India. However, Manjrekar feels that Dhoni should at least try to score run-a-ball at the beginning of his innings if he is coming to bat after 20-25 overs. Also Read – Andy Murray to make Grand Slam return at Australian Open”I just loved it when Dhoni went in to bat in the warm-up matches and got 30 runs off 30 balls and the late flourish came. So I would like the team management to tell him to get a run-a-ball start and see how it goes. “If it’s 12 for 2, I can understand you need Dhoni’s defence. Once he is in, after 22 to 25 overs, he should try to score at run-a-ball.” A big fan of Mayank Agarwal’s batting, Manjrekar is delighted for the Karnataka opener. “With due respect to Vijay Shankar and it is very unfortunate that he got injured, I am delighted that Mayank Agarwal is in the team. “I think Mayank is a class player and he made his Test debut in Australia and is a very good addition to the squad. In England, the approach to ODIs is closer to Test cricket,” he added.
It was an evening of awareness and fighting the stigma against mental illness, as Vincent Piazza, star of an Emmy and Golden Globe winning series Boardwalk Empire hosted the National Alliance on Mental Illness-NYC Metro’s (NAMI-NYC Metro) annual “Seeds of Hope” gala in New York City.Brandon Marshall at Seeds Of Hope galaApproximately 500 supporters were in attendance which outnumbered the previous years’ events to date and the $300K was the highest ever raised for the many programs of NAMI-NYC Metro including its three psycho-education courses, peer-to-peer support groups and public education events that help thousands of New York City residents each year.Those honored included First Lady of New York City, Chirlane McCray for her outstanding leadership and commitment to ensuring that mental health is treated with the same importance as physical health; New York Jets Wide Receiver Brandon Marshall received the #IWILLLISTEN Catalyst for Change Award for his work to spread awareness and understanding about mental illness and commitment to reduce stigma and lead others by encouraging them to seek care.Also honored at the gala was David Spanier, Esq., The Adele Anshien Volunteer of the Year and General Counsel at the Dextra Baldwin McGonagle Foundation for his years of service as a board member, providing legal guidance to NAMI-NYC Metro and as a Family-to-Family teacher. And lastly, Director of Healthy Minds at American Express, Charles Lattarulo was honored for his leadership in promoting mental health to American Express employees and their families through the #IWillListen global initiative for American Express employees.Marshall gave a heartfelt speech about what he has gone through in dealing with Borderline Personality Disorder, even being hospitalized for three months. His goals are the reduce stigma in not only football players and athletes, but those around the country who are too fearful to seek help.Other notable attendees included: Nathan Romano (Vice President of the Board of Directors), Barbara Ricci (President of the Board of Directors, NAMI-NYC Metro), and Dwight Hollier (NFL Director of Transition and Clinical Service) and Zach Grenier (The Good Wife).
New Delhi: Rain brought a much needed respite from the scorching heat on Wednesday and this spell of pleasant weather is likely to continue for another couple of days. Several parts of the national received morning showers which made the weather pleasant. The minimum temperature was recorded at 24.3 degrees Celsius, a notch below the season’s average and humidity was recorded at 82 per cent at 8.30 am. The Safdarjung observatory, recording for which is considered official for the city, recorded traces of rainfall, while Palam and Lodhi Road observatories recorded 1.8 and 1.5 mm rainfall respectively. The weather man predicted a windy day with the possibility of thundershowers, light rain accompanied by lightning. The maximum temperature is likely to settle around 34 degrees Celsius. According to a MeT department official, light rain is predicted for the next two days.
Rabat – An Englishman subject to an international search warrant by the International Police Organization (Interpol) for digital fraud was arrested in Tangier on Wednesday, the Maghreb Arab Press (MAP) reported.The 49-year-old was the subject of an Interpol red notice, a request to locate and provisionally arrest individuals ahead of their extradition.The General Directorate of National Security (DGSN), Morocco’s national security agency, said that his arrest is in line with the efforts made Moroccan security services to strengthen bilateral and multilateral cooperation to fight transnational crime.DGSN added that competent Moroccan judiciary authorities will decide on the extradition procedures, noting that coordination in this regard is under way between Morocco, Interpol headquarters, and its bureau in Washington.According to the security agency, Interpol distributed a red notice to its member states against the man in question on July 17. An international arrest warrant has also been issued against him by United States judiciary authorities for digital fraud.
Rabat – Venezuelan president Nicolas Madoro arrived in the Algerian capital on Sunday for a two-day visit.The Algerian presidency said in a statement that Madoro’s trip to Algiers is an opportunity “to evaluate bilateral relations of friendship and cooperation between the two countries.”Madoro was greeted at the city’s Houari Boumediene airport by Abdelkader Bensaleh, the president of the Council of the Nation, the upper house of the country’s parliament. As the Algerian online media outlet TSA pointed out, the agenda of Madoro’s trip is not known. The news website described the visit as seemingly having been scheduled at the last minute.The embattled Venezuelan leader landed in Algiers following his participation in the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Astana, Kazakhistan, where he took part as the serving president of the Non-Aligned Movement.AFP said that Algerian officials did not exclude the possibility of a meeting between Madoro and President Abdelaziz Bouteflika.However, the health of the Algerian president continues to deteriorate. The last time he received a foreign official was in March, when he he met with Congolese President Denis Sassou-Nguesso.Caracas and Algiers entertain good relations. Both countries are members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), and both share a similar stance on the question of Western Sahara.Along with Cuba, Venezuela is the Polisario Front’s biggest supporter in Latin America, which has often led to verbal clashes between Omar Hilale, Morocco’s permanent representative to the United Nations, and the Venezuelan ambassador Rafael Ramírez.Madoro’s visit to Algeria takes place at a time where the South American country is still divided between the president’s supporters and his opponents.The Venezuelan government met anti-Madoro protests with oppression, accusing them of serving a foreign agenda to topple the regime.On Monday, the United Nations human rights chief Zeid Ra‘ad al Hussein stated that crimes against humanity had been committed in the country.
Rabat – Despite Polisario’s attempts to block the Euro-Mediterranean agreement on air transport between the European Union and Morocco, the European Parliament adopted the agreement by a large majority of 511 votes in a plenary session this Tuesday.The EU-Morocco air agreement gives European airlines “unrestricted freedom, landing, take-off, passenger and cargo, between the EU and Morocco,” including the region of Western Sahara.Under the agreement, Moroccan airlines also enjoy the same rights in all EU countries. Prior to the adoption of the agreement, the Polisario Front’s representative in Europe, Mohamed Sidati, issued a statement calling on the European Parliament to postpone the vote until the European Commission “provides legal clarity on the territorial scope of Western Sahara.”However, his objection was not taken into account.“The EU’s decision to include the Western Sahara in the aviation agreement it signed with Morocco is a hard blow to the Polisario and its statehood claims,” said Morocco World News senior analyst Samir Bennis.“Not only does the agreement represent a tacit recognition of Morocco’s sovereignty over the territory, but it shows also that the EU is not ready to sacrifice its strategic relations with Morocco at all levels to accommodate Algeria and the Polisario’s ambitions to establish an independent state in southern Morocco.”The agreement entered into force temporarily in December 2006. In February 2014, the European Commission proposed some amendments following the admission of three new countries to the EU and the signing of the Treaty of Lisbon in 2017.Sidati denounced the adoption of the agreement, saying that it strengthens Morocco’s “illegal occupation” of Western Sahara.The agreement also coincided with a lawsuit the Polisario Front filed against Transavia Airlines over its new line between Paris-Orly and Dakhla in Western Sahara, which opened October 26, 2017.While the Polisario called for the ban of the line and for EUR 400,000 in damages, “the lawsuit will be overruled because it has no legal basis now,” said Bennis.
JUNEAU, Alaska — A Republican state senator says Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s budget proposal is the perfect tool for asking Alaskans if they want a budget that goes to extremes or if they are open to broader discussion.Sen. Peter Micciche (mih-CHIK’-ee) says Alaskans can help decide if they want to “live essentially like cavemen” without services they count on or want to find a different balance.Dunleavy has proposed addressing Alaska’s deficit with sweeping cuts and tax collection changes that would benefit the state but pinch some boroughs and municipalities.He also has proposed a full payout to residents this year from Alaska’s oil-wealth fund.Micciche says if his constituents want a full dividend, he’ll push for that. But he says the effect of the current budget plan is to shift costs locally.Becky Bohrer, The Associated Press
TORONTO – The Progressive Conservatives accused Premier Kathleen Wynne of lying about the state of Ontario’s finances Monday and said the Liberals intentionally misled taxpayers and international bond rating agencies.But the Liberals say they provided an update on the province’s finance last September, six months after the “secret reports” now being highlighted by the opposition.Cabinet documents released to a legislative committee show finance ministry officials warned the government in 2013 that it was not on track to balance the budget by 2017-18, but Wynne publicly said exactly the opposite and didn’t rein in government spending, said Opposition Leader Tim Hudak.“We found ministry of finance documents for cabinet that say that the premier was told flat out that her plan to balance the budget was a phoney plan,” said Hudak.“Kathleen Wynne knew she was driving Ontario in the wrong direction, knew it would cost families jobs, but instead she kept her foot on the gas and she continued to mislead the people of the province.”There’s no way the Liberals can eliminate the $11.7 billion deficit on schedule, and the cabinet documents provide irrefutable proof that the Liberals can’t be trusted, added Hudak.“So I guess it’s a question of who do you believe: the senior finance officials who actually crunched the numbers or the Wynne-McGuinty Liberals who have a habit of lying to taxpayers,” he said.In the legislature, Wynne said the Liberals made it clear in last fall’s economic statement that revenues were $5 billion off because of a faltering global economy.“Ontario’s revenues are more than _ I think you should hear this because you haven’t read it _ $5 billion lower than projected since the 2010 budget,” she said. “We are constantly updating numbers.”Outside the house, Finance Minister Charles Sousa accused the Conservatives of playing games, and said their accusation was “a bit rich” coming from a party that hid a $5.6 billion deficit in their last year as government in 2003.“We’ve already released an updated statement in September realizing and recognizing the challenges before us and recalibrating the spending necessary in order to meet our targets,” said Sousa. “We’re doing what’s necessary, so I find it rather humorous that they’re playing politics this way.”Wynne told the legislature it was the government’s job to understand what is changing in the province’s fiscal and economic situation.“Of course we worked with our officials and there are numbers that are updated, changes that are made,” she said. “We run scenarios. We look at options. That’s how you develop a responsible position, and that’s what we are doing.”But Hudak wasn’t buying Wynne’s explanations.“I think that people expect the government to be honest with taxpayers about the true state of finances _ another, as you characterize it, fundamental difference between you and me,” said Hudak.The documents also show the Liberals counted on revenue from a Toronto casino, which never got off the ground, and an expected savings of $239 million from the divestment of Ontario Northland Transportation Corporation, which in fact would cost the government $790 million.Despite the changes, Wynne was confident the books will be balanced on schedule, and will keep adjusting the numbers as it goes forward.“We are dealing with the numbers that we are confronting and we are going to make responsible decisions that keep us on the path of investing in people and in businesses, but at the same time making sure we stay the leanest government in the country,” she said. “It’s that balancing act that we’re dealing with.”The Liberals still haven’t said when they will introduce this year’s budget, but issued a news release Monday noting that the last three budgets from the previous Conservative government were introduced in May or June.Follow @CPnewsboy on Twitter Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne and Finance Minister Charles Sousa hold a media availability in Toronto, Monday, March 17, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn by Keith Leslie, The Canadian Press Posted Mar 17, 2014 9:06 am MDT Conservatives accuse Premier Wynne of lying about state of Ontario’s finances AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Trey Wertz scored a career-high 33 points on 9-of-15 shooting Thursday night to help Santa Clara beat Jackson State 81-70.Wertz made 4 of 6 from 3-point range and 11 of 13 at the foul line. Josip Vrankic added 19 points and Josh Martin had 14 rebounds to go with six points.The Broncos (2-5) never trailed in the game and had their largest lead at 69-57. It was Santa Clara’s second win in a row after opening the season with five straight losses.Jontrell Walker scored 17 points, Chris Howell added 16, Justin Johnson and Venji Wallis had 10 each for the Tigers (1-7).Jackson State closed the deficit to 39-36 with a 7-0 run spanning both halves. Keshawn Justice’s 3-point play gave Santa Clara a 62-54 lead and the Broncos led by at least seven the rest of the way.The Tigers lost their third in a row.The Associated Press
The oil on canvas portrait of the Queen, by Michael Noakes between 1972 and 1973, appears to have been raised several inches up the wall from its previous position to ensure it is visible in the official picture by photographer, Matt Holyoak. Below her, gathered together for the first time, are the faces of those who will carry the baton for decades… Given her advancing years and remarkably busy schedule, it was understandable that the Queen, by mutual consent, chose not to attend Prince Louis’s christening. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. But the 92-year-old monarch poignantly retains a place in an intimate family portrait taken in the Morning Room at Clarence House last week, watching over the next generation of her family.
Offering consumers both a range of laptops and popular games hardware does have its advantages when it comes to tempting students into buying new kit. Sony has decided to take full advantage of that fact by bundling either a PS3 or PS Vita with an Ultrabook purchase.If you class as a student or faculty member then Sony has a number of Ultrabooks and laptops that qualify for the offer. The cheapest of these is the Vaio 13.3″ T Series Custom Ultrabook that includes a Core i5-3317U running at 1.7GHz, 4GB RAM, 320GB hard drive, Intel HD Graphics 4000 GPU, and 13.3-inch display. All for just $749.89 including a free carry case worth $50.The prices escalate beyond that right up to the $2,899.99 for the Vaio Z Series. But in all cases you have the option of an additional device for free or discount off another purchase. The choices include a 160GB PS3, a PlayStation Vita Wi-Fi version, $200 off a range of PlayStation gear, or 8% off a Vaio PC purchase.It’s a very tempting offer, especially when you consider the PS3 costs $249.99 so you’re effectively getting that Vaio T Ultrabook for $499.99. The PS3 and PS Vita are also instant additions to your cart using the eCoupon, so they will probably ship at the same time as your new laptop.There’s no end date listed on the Sony offer page, but I wouldn’t take too long deciding on whether to take them up on the offer. As word of the free hardware gets around stock is surely going to disappear quickly.More at Sony
Community Home Health & Hospice will offer an eight-week, free grief support group for survivors of suicide loss.The class will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. on Thursdays from Feb. 7 through March 28 at Seasons of Hope Grief Center, 3102 N.E. 134th St., Vancouver. It will be facilitated by hospice volunteer Rick Sievers.“Those first two months, I felt like I was having a heart attack every day,” Jarl Peterson, a group participant, said in a press release. “I want everyone to know about this group. I want to reach as many people as possible.”This group focuses on the grieving process of suicide bereavement. You can learn about the biology of suicide, and meet other families dealing with grief. After completing the course, attendees then continue to meet monthly in an open-ended group. They can come once, or indefinitely.Only one member of a family should participate in each eight-week session so the person can focus specifically on their grief. Registration is requested. Please call 360-703-0300 or email email@example.com.
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, February 5, 2018 – Providenciales – Officers of the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force are investigating the following reports over the last few days:On Sunday, February 4th 2018, at 11:45 p.m., a man in the Snake Hill area, on Millennium Highway, contacted 911 after he and his wife were awakened by two males with handguns, one dressed in blue pants and a blue T-Shirt and the other in a green shirt and blue pants. The culprits made way with money and two cellular phones.Also on Sunday, February 4th, 2018 at 11:50 p.m. a man of Millennium Highway requested police assistance after he was awakened by two males with handguns. According to the complainant, one of the males was wearing a blue shirt and pants and the other, a green shirt and blue pants. The culprits got away with two Samsung galaxy phones and $25.00USD cash.On Monday February 5th, 2018 at 12:47 a.m., 911 Central received a report that a man was at home in Snake Hill, Millennium Highway, when a male dressed in black, entered his house with a firearm and took his cellphone and money and fled the scene.On Monday February 5th, 2018 at 12:59 a.m. another resident of Snake Hill, reported to 911 that two masked men entered his apartment, both with firearms and demanded money. A watch, cellphone and money were taken. The culprits fled by foot.On Monday February 5th, 2018 at 12:48 a.m., A man contacted 911 and reported that he was held at gun point at his home by a masked man in Blue Hills . The culprit left with $65.00USD.On Monday February 5th, 2018, the 911 Centre received a report of a Robbery in the Blue Hills area. The complainant stated that he and a friend were approached by two armed males, one wearing all black, the other- all white. Taken were, two cellphones, watch, and identification cards.Also on Monday, February 5th, 2018, at 3:13 a.m., a man contacted the 911 Centre to report a burglary in Blue Hills. Among items missing were one black wallet, one Samsung Galaxy phone value $350.00USD, a Black Hand bag and a cream color hand bag.Police are also investigating a report made on Monday February 5th, 2018 by a man of Boddle Way, Blue Hills, who stated that between 1:30 a.m. and 2:30 a.m. he was forced to leave his home with gunmen to drive to the ATM Machine. $300USD was taken from the complainant’s home, while he was forced to withdraw $1000USD from the ATM machine.The complainant described the culprits as two masked males, one dark in complexion, about 5 feet 7 inches, slim build, wearing dark clothing, with both hands covered with socks. The second male was dark complexion about 6 feet tall, slim build, wearing dark clothing, and both hands covered with socks.Anyone who may knowledge of the crimes mentioned, the police would like to hear from you. Please contact Chalk Sound Police Station at 338-5901 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-8477.#MagneticMediaNews#homeinvasionspreeinProvo#TCIpoliceconcernedaboutarmedthefts Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#homeinvasionspreeinProvo, #magneticmedianews, #TCIpoliceconcernedaboutarmedthefts