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Vertonghen nets late winner as Spurs close gap on Chelsea to three points

first_imgJOSE MOURINHO’S winning message is coming through loud and clear.Lucas Moura had revealed the Portuguese has been drumming it into his players that they have the capacity to be winners since arriving at Tottenham.6 Tottenham edged out a 2-1 win away at Molineux to lift them up to fifth in the tableCredit: Reuters6 Spurs are now just three points behind fourth-placed Chelsea in the tableCredit: PA:Empics SportBut when the Brazilian’s super opener was ruled out by a Adama Traore wonderstrike, you wondered if Spurs would fall into bad habits and fold under the pressure.Yet their ability to withstand a Wolves onslaught before nicking it at the death through Jan Vertonghen’s header showed times are a-changing under Mourinho.This certainly was the kind of game they would have lost in the miserable final year of Mauricio Pochettino.But whatever you think about him, Mourinho has proved to be a champion again and again throughout his trophy-laden career.He has hardened up a soft centre with the return of hardman Eric Dier and Vertonghen installed at left-back.And it has been paying off big time with this Spurs’ fifth win in Mourinho’s seven games.It also ended Wolves’ 11-game unbeaten streak in the league which is a serious achievement given the talented outfit Nuno Espirito Santo has put together.This was effectively the Jorge Mendes derby with both managers on the books of Portuguese super agent.6 Lucas Moura opened the scoring in the eighth minute with a strike that nestled into the roof of the netCredit: Reuters6 Adama Traore equalised in fine fashion in the 67th minute with an effort from outside the boxCredit: Rex FeaturesNuno became Mendes’ first-ever client when the pair linked up in the mid 90s.While the Wolves boss was Porto’s sub goalkeeper for their 2004 Champions League triumph, masterminded by Mourinho.The South Bank sang ‘Nuno is the special one’ in support of their idol and in a cheeky dig at the arrogant nickname Mourinho once gave himself.But it was the Spurs boss who was soon jumping for joy as Moura put the visitors ahead in style.Wanderers thought they had cleared the danger when Rui Patricio parried Son Heung-Min’s shot and the ball was hacked to safety.Yet it fell to the feet of Moura outside the area and the Samba star danced past two defenders in the box before lashing high into the net.Patricio should have done better but it was still a goal of breathtaking quality and one that saw Moura net at Molineux for the second year running.6 Spurs have got back to winning ways after losing to Bayern Munich on WednesdayCredit: Getty Images – GettyMourinho’s winning words looked to have his players feeling ten feet tall as 5ft8in Moura outjumped 6ft3in Romain Saiss as they vied for a header.The opener sparked a terrific first half where the hosts – led by the rapid Diogo Jota and the playmaker Joao Moutinho – pinned back their opponents, who always looked dangerous on the break.Jota looked full of confidence having his five goals in his last two games – including an 11-minute hat-trick in the 4-0 bashing of Besiktas on Thursday.The Portuguese was a constant threat with his direct running and on 26 minutes teed up strike partner Raul Jimenez, whose sliced shot went inches wide.Harry Kane then copped flak from the home crowd as he nutmegged Romain Saiss in the area and then went down as he tried to go round the Moroccan.Ref Stuart Attwell waved play on and a swift VAR review upheld the decision – prompting Kane to be roundly booed.Attwell then played an excellent advantage on a foul on Moura which saw Dier exchange passes with Dele Alli and strike a post.6 Spurs will leapfrog Chelsea in the table should they beat the Blues next weekCredit: Getty – ContributorThe lofted return pass from Alli was the former MK Dons man at his finest, continuing his renaissance under Mourinho.Spurs’ boss had come with a tactic to defend deeply, soak up pressure and hit Nuno’s men on the break.It was working until 67 minutes in when his backline decided to stop off Traore outside the box. It was a mistake they would live to regret.Jimenez laid it off to the Spanish powerhouse who unleashed an unstoppable effort into the far corner from 20 yards. Paulo Gazzaniga was at full stretch but touched nothing but air.Wolves pushed for a winner with Traore electric down the right.Brighton had three players cautioned scything down the jet-heeled Spaniard at the Amex last week.Spurs went for the same tactics as Dier and Kane were both cautioned for cynical fouls on the ex-Middlesbrough speedster.MOST READ IN FOOTBALLTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticAnd then came the gut punch for the hosts as sub Christian Eriksen flung in a corner which a totally unmarked Vertonghen rose to power past Patricio.Pochettino’s era of heroic near misses is over.Mourinho, the serial winner, is here and Tottenham mean business.Tottenham coach Jose Mourinho says everyone has the same chances in the first knockout round of the Champions Leaguelast_img read more

One-man show

first_imgRed Lions, Bolick out to thwart title pretenders Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. A combination of speed and acumen with a crossover just as lethal, Pringle dazzled at Smart Araneta Coliseum on Friday night to energize GlobalPort to a 133-115 win over Columbian in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup.With 50.9 seconds remaining and the Batang Pier already rejoicing, Pringle looked over his shoulder and seeing nobody around, slammed it home with a one-hander that punctuated a career-high 50 points.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThe 6-foot-1 guard then bounced off the court on his way to the bench, exchanging high fives with his teammates following a feat no other local player has done the last 14 seasons.“My three-point shots were off, but I finally made them tonight and that simply opened things up for me,” said Pringle after drilling nine threes and making 18 of 30 shots from the field in almost 41 minutes. “Tonight was Stanley’s show,” said GlobalPort coach Pido Jarencio. “It was all about him.”“I played like him in college [at University of Santo Tomas],” added Jarencio, eliciting cheers from sportswriters during the post-game interview.More than his personal accomplishment, Pringle led the Batang Pier in bouncing back from a humiliating 135-108 defeat at the hands of the Phoenix Fuel Masters on Wednesday and posting their fifth triumph in 10 games.But the Batang Pier are not out of the woods yet. They will earn a trouble-free entry to the quarterfinals only when they hurdle the Barangay Ginebra Kings on July 6.The Dyip ended their campaign with a 4-7 mark.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Later, TNT KaTropa ended a two-game slide and sister team Meralco’s four-game winning streak after a 91-85 win.The KaTropa thus tied the Bolts for third place at 7-3, just half a game behind the idle Alaska Aces (7-2).Another win over Rain or Shine on July 7, the last playing day of the elimination round, will give TNT a shot at a twice-to-beat advantage in the quarterfinals.The PBA will take a break from June 25 to July 3 in support of Gilas Pilipinas’ bid to make it back to the Fiba World Cup.The Philippines will play Chinese-Taipei in Taiwan on June 29 and will host Australia at Philippine Arena in Boacaue, Bulacan, on July 2, the second round of the Asian qualifiers for the 2019 Fiba World Cup in China.Pringle matched the exploits of Asi Taulava, the last local player who reached the 50-point plateau after scoring 51 points for Talk ‘N Text (now TNT KaTropa) in a 131-105 victory over Purefoods during the 2004 PBA Fiesta Conference.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ LATEST STORIES Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding MOST READ Stanley Pringle can produce startling results once he goes off the leash.ADVERTISEMENT Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihanlast_img read more

“They Lied To Us”

first_imgChorus:They LiedThe people fool us oh…The people lied to usThe government betray usThey LiedThe people fool us ohThe people lied to usThe government betrayed usThey can lieThey can stealThey connive to corruptVerse 1:I say we tire with their liesWe tire with promisesThat led us to lots of damagesWe tire with their speech they preach indeed it not unique they deceive usThe thing we saw, it frustrate usWhy they should lieWhy they should stealWhy they should allow their citizens to grieveYou see, we trusted youDa why we voted youBut you fool usYou screw usYou use us and later on abuse us, soWhy, why, why the government should lieWhy, why, why but that the question that we ask(Repeat Chorus) Verse 2:No one to trustMy people, to one to hope onMy hope that I had has been brokenWhere are the schools?Where are the roads?Where are the jobs they say they could afford?But, they too selfishThe people tire with their rhetoricYou see the reason why we ask why the government betrayThey have lot of timeYet they then still they delayPeople suffer; no war but they people crying from hugerYour vision and your mission and your intention to this nation is poor….ohYou got nothing to show So why, why, why the government should lieWhy, why, why, but that the question that the we ask(Repeat Chorus)(Repeat Verse 2)Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Sinclair admits Manchester City exit could be on the cards

first_img Scott Sinclair in action for Manchester City 1 Scott Sinclair is hoping for more first team opportunities at Manchester City, but admits he will leave the club if it becomes apparent he is not part of Manuel Pellegrini’s plans.The 25-year-old, who joined City from Swansea in August 2012, has barely featured since his move to the Etihad Stadium.He made just three starts in his first season and was sent on loan to West Brom for the 2013/14 campaign.“Personally I’m just looking to play as many games as possible – I don’t know what the future holds,” Sinclair said.“If the manager is going to give me game time, then I would love to stay. But if that’s not the case I’m sure I’ll have to go elsewhere and to play more.“I’m just taking every game as it comes. I’ve played a lot in pre-season so hopefully that continues.”Sinclair is not the first English youngster to move to one of the Premier League’s leading clubs before struggling to earn a place in the first-team.Jack Rodwell, once considered one of England’s brightest young midfielders, left City to join Sunderland last week after two disappointing years spent on the sidelines.“I got a lot of game time in pre-season which has been great, that’s what I want,” Sinclair said.“I’ve been playing 90 minutes and scored a few goals as well.“As long as I get on and I’m trying to get the minutes, I can only do so well when I get my chance.”Sinclair came on for the last five minutes in the 3-0 defeat to Arsenal in the Community Shield on Sunday.City were outplayed by the Gunners who recorded a convincing win thanks to goals from Santi Cazorla, Aaron Ramsey and Olivier Giroud.“We started a little bit slowly and took a while getting into the game,” Sinclair said. “As the game went by though we created a few chances.“Going into the Premier League next week I’m sure we’ll get going and do better.”last_img read more

How I survived Dusit attack-Kalekwa narrates

first_img“I had just arrived and we were queuing for our turn to be checked and we were third in line before suddenly we heard a loud bang and suddenly the air was filled with smoke. I told my driver to turn because at first we thought it’s a robbery and in the middle of the confusion we managed to leave,” Kalekwa revealed.He added; “When I got home and switched on the Television that’s when I realized what was going on. I was traumatized, I still am and I did not even tell my wife about it because I was shaken. I thank God that I am alive.”-Impromptu meetingSofapaka President Elly Kalekwa addressing players. Photo/TIMOTHY OLOBULUThe Congolese business mogul said he would have been inside the hotel earlier, were it not for an impromptu meeting he had with one of his associates.“God does things in his own way. I just talked to him (business partner) on the way and I said I would meet him before going to the gym and that caused some delay. God knows that he still has a lot of work for me to do here and with the club to run,” Kalekwa further said as he also narrated the same story to his players after the Thursday afternoon session.The siege that lasted almost 18 hours took 21 lives as at Wednesday evening, with figures released by the Interior Ministry through the Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinett.A reported group of six gunmen, all murdered at the end of the siege by members of the elite General Service Unit Recce Squad stormed the business premise that hosts a number of companies and hotels at about 3:20pm Tuesday afternoon shooting at anyone and everyone the nozzles of their guns pointed at.-Suicide bomberA suicide bomber started off the gory terrorist attack before the other gunmen swung in, killing innocent Kenyans and expatriates who were going about their ordinary business of the day.Among those killed is popular YouTuber and freelance journalist James Oduor alias Odu Cobra who worked at South Korean Electronics Company LG whose offices are located in the expansive establishment.0Shares0000(Visited 4 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Sofapaka president Elly Kalekwa met with his players at their training ground in Ruiru on Thursday, January 17, 2019, just two days after he almost was caught in between the DusitD2 terror attack. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 17 – Were it not for the 15-minute delay for an impromptu meeting, Sofapaka owner and President Elly Kalekwa would have been among the victims of the terrorist attack at the DusitD2 Complex on Tuesday afternoon.Kalekwa, speaking to Capital Sport on Thursday afternoon said he was at the entrance of the hotel with his car undergoing the routine security check before the first set of bombs exploded at the entrance.last_img read more

Binladin group denies liability

first_imgCOURTS: Company lawyers say Osama was forced out as a shareholder in 1993. By Larry Neumeister THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK – The Saudi Binladin Group is not liable for the Sept. 11 attacks, attorneys for the multinational engineering firm say, because it made Osama bin Laden surrender his stake in the company 14 years ago. Responding in federal court to lawsuits over the attacks, the lawyers wrote that in 1993, the terrorist mastermind was forced out as a shareholder in two companies his family owns. The company filed the defense papers late Friday in U.S. District Court in answer to claims brought by representatives, survivors and insurance carriers of the victims. The plaintiffs, who seek billions of dollars in damages, allege the Saudi Binladin Group, along with numerous banks, charities and individuals worldwide, provided material support and assistance to al-Qaida prior to the attacks. The plaintiffs contend Bakr Binladin – Osama bin Laden’s brother, the senior member of the bin Laden family and chairman of Saudi Binladin Group – was one of al-Qaida’s principal financiers. A judge in July had ordered Saudi Binladin Group to provide additional information about where the money for Osama bin Laden’s 2 percent stake in the company went. In the Friday filing, lawyers for Saudi Binladin Group said Bakr Binladin publicly renounced Osama bin Laden in a statement released to the media in February 1994. Two months later, the Saudi government revoked Osama bin Laden’s citizenship and froze his assets, the lawyers noted. These actions, they said, occurred well before the United States first placed Osama bin Laden on its list of designated terrorist individuals and organizations on Aug. 20, 1998. Osama bin Laden has more than 50 siblings who share in the fortune amassed after Osama’s father, Mohammed Binladin, built his construction empire. According to the court papers, Saudi Binladin Group was created as the surviving entity of Mohammed Binladin’s construction company, which was formed in the 1930s. Mohammad Binladin died in 1967. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


first_imgDaniel gets Freedom oSinger Daniel O’Donnell is to receive the freedom of the county.The millionaire singer, 50, is to be given the award after an announcement by Mayor of Donegal Cllr Noel McBride said the award is being made in recognition of Daniel’s “outstanding contribution” as an ambassador for his native county.Daniel will be conferred with the Freedom of Donegal at a ceremony on June 22nd at County House in Lifford. His family and friends are all expected to turn up at the ceremony which is rarely awarded.This Sunday the star will officially open the Daniel O’Donnell Visitor’s Centre in Dungloe.   DANIEL TO GET THE FREEDOM OF DONEGAL was last modified: May 1st, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Monday’s Datebook

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The San Fernando Valley Audubon Society will have its 10th annual Christmas Bird Count events at Valley parks. Hansen Dam, 7 a.m.; Sepulveda Basin and Wildlife Area, 7:30 a.m. (parking lot east of Woodley Avenue and Burbank Boulevard); Chatsworth Nature Preserve, 8 a.m. (at the north end of Fallbrook Avenue); Wilson Canyon, 8 a.m., 14055 Olive View Drive, Sylmar; Los Angeles Pierce College, 8 a.m.; Limekiln Canyon, 8 a.m. (one block west of Tampa Avenue and Rinaldi Street); Bee Canyon and O’Melveny Park, noon, Granada Hills. Teenage volunteers will help children with special needs take part in a winter holiday camp through Thursday, 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Chabad of the Conejo, 30345 Canwood St., Agoura Hills. — Mail Datebook entries – including time, date, location and a phone number – to Daily News City Desk, P.O. Box 4200, Woodland Hills, CA 91365; fax (818) 713-0058; e-mail read more

AAP to field former General from Gurdaspur

first_imgThe Aam Aadmi Party on Sunday named Major General (retd) Suresh Khajuria as its candidate for the Gurdaspur parliamentary bypoll to be held on October 11. The seat fell vacant after the demise of actor-turned-politician Vinod Khanna in April this year.‘Due consultation’ “The decision to field Mr. Khajuria has been taken after due consultation with the Gurdaspur unit of the party and the Majha region leaders and volunteers,” said AAP leader Sukhpal Khaira, while announcing the candidature. Mr. Khajuria hails from Pathankot falling in the Gurdaspur Lok Sabha constituency. During his service, he has served in Punjab. “We are proud that our candidate has had a distinguished career in the armed forces. As candidates of both traditional parties, including the BJP and the Congress, are likely to be outsiders and parachuters, we appeal to the electorate of Gurdaspur to support the AAP candidate in the ensuing election,” said AAP leader Sukhpal Khaira, while announcing the candidature. Mr. Khaira alleged that neither the Congress nor the BJP had fulfilled the long-pending demand of ‘One Rank One Pension’ of the ex-servicemen community. “Ex-servicemen should therefore support the AAP candidate, who will forcefully raise their issues in Parliament,” he said. Meanwhile, the Congress held a meeting in New Delhi to discuss its strategy ahead of the by-election. Congress plankPunjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh met AICC in-charge of Punjab affairs Asha Kumari and Punjab Congress president Sunil Jakhar. At the meeting, it was decided that development works initiated by the Congress government in the State would constitute the key campaign plank for the party. Sources said the party could field Sunil Jakhar. “The final decision on candidature for Gurdaspur seat will vest with AICC president Sonia Gandhi and vice-president Rahul Gandhi,” said the party’s statement.last_img read more

Pacquiao ‘extends’ McGregor challenge

first_imgStronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View comments Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony PLAY LIST 00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Manny Pacquiao. AFP FILE PHOTOManny Pacquiao just let out a subtle invitation for Conor McGregor to fight him next year.On Thursday afternoon, the Fighting Senator posted on his Instagram account.ADVERTISEMENT CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort LATEST STORIES Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101center_img Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ MOST READ “Happy Thanksgiving! Stay fit my friend. #realboxingmatch #2018 @thenotoriousmma,” read the message, which was written below a picture of McGregor looking relaxed sitting on a sofa.Pacquiao hasn’t fought since losing the World Boxing Organization to Australian Jeff Horn in Brisbane last July, opting to bypass a rematch clause to concentrate on his legislative duties in the Philippines.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutMcGregor also hasn’t fought since bowing to Floyd Mayweather Jr. in a megabuck boxing bout last August.With a fight against the mixed martial arts superstar sure to bring in oodles of money, even boxing Hall of Famer Oscar De La Hoya has hinted he’s going to come out of a seven-year retirement to tangle with the Irishman. Though he’s a certified billionaire, Pacquiao is still hoping to land one or two lucrative fights before hanging up his gloves. And McGregor is at the top of the pay scale. —ROY LUARCA Foton tries to snap F2 Logistics win streak Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Read Next Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PHlast_img read more

Jamaica Partners with the UN to Launch Campaign against Human Trafficking

first_imgThe Government of Jamaica has partnered with the United Nations to launch the Global Blue Heart Campaign Against Human Trafficking.The campaign is an international awareness initiative by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) to fight human trafficking and its impact on society. It seeks to encourage involvement and inspire action to help stop the crime.Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Justice and Chair of the National Task Force against Trafficking in Persons (NATFATIP), Carol Palmer said she is pleased that Jamaica is the first English speaking Caribbean Country to partner with the UNODC.She noted that the strong global brand of the UN and the internationally recognized Brand Jamaica, will make a compelling partnership in the fight against human trafficking.“The combined resources of Governments everywhere are more than enough to secure an aggressive and sustained agenda against human trafficking. These resources must be made available to law enforcement and prosecutorial agencies as well as the judiciary in an unprecedented onslaught against this (crime),” she said.The Permanent Secretary was speaking at a press briefing held at the Ministry’s Constant Spring Road offices on March 23.The official launch of the campaign will take place on Wednesday, March 28 at 5:00 p.m. at Emancipation Park in Kingston.It will be held concurrently at the St. William Grant Park, Downtown Kingston and at the Rudolph Elder Park in St. Thomas. A central feature of the launch is the simultaneous symbolic turning on of Blue lights at all three locations at 6:00 p.m.The locations were carefully chosen given their significance in the fight against slavery, bondage and oppression which are all negative features of human trafficking.In addition, Cabinet has approve Jamaica’s participation in the campaign which will see the local use of the Blue Heart Logo, fact sheet and brochures in its public education activities.Also, schools, non-government organizations, donor partners and custodes, private sector, private citizens and Government officials are among the target audience.Meanwhile, the NATFATIP will be continuing with its Country Tours which target persons in rural areas and urban town centres with a wide array of material about the crime.To this end, on March 27, NATFATIP will conduct a Trafficking in Persons country tour from Boone Hall, St. Andrew to Stony Hill and on March 28, from the Town Centre in Morant Bay to Rudolph Elder Park. Human trafficking is considered a transnational crime with the primary objective of gaining profit through the exploitation of human beings.NATFATIP is a multi-agency body, comprising representatives from Ministries, Departments and Agencies and non-governmental organisations, which support the Government’s policy and action in combating human trafficking in Jamaica.Other countries that have adopted the Global Blue Heart campaign are Brazil, Columbia, Lebanon, Mexico and Switzerland.last_img read more

Fees Adjusted To Preserve Services

first_imgMany provincial fees are going up in Nova Scotia to reflectchanges in operating and service delivery costs. Most changestake effect on Thursday, April 1; a few changes will come intoeffect on May 1. In all, there will be about 500 fee changes, adding more than $12million to provincial revenues. “We’re increasing fees because it’s costing us more to deliverservices,” said Minister of Finance Peter Christie. “Increasingfees reduces the pressure to reduce services.” Most increases will be limited to 6.5 per cent, reflectingchanges in the cost of delivering services since the lastadjustments in 2002. “A few fees are increasing more than 6.5 per cent to moreaccurately reflect the true cost of the service,” said Mr.Christie. Overall program expenses rose 7.4 per cent between 2001 and 2003.During those two years, health expenditures alone are up morethan 14 per cent. “After delivering balanced budgets in 2002 and 2003, and thenlowering taxes this year, Ottawa cut our transfer payments by$180 million,” said Mr. Christie. “It’s impossible to take thatbig a hit without adjusting our fees and services. “We had hoped to see more health-care money in the federalbudget, but it was not there,” added Mr. Christie. “Clearly,Ottawa has a different priority list than most Nova Scotians.” Some extraordinary pressures strained the province’s financesduring the past year. These include the spring floods, HurricaneJuan and the winter blizzards. Out-of-province calamities such asthe BSE crisis affected the province, too. Some increases will be delayed until May 1 because ofdepartmental notification policies. For example, renewal noticesfor vehicle registrations that expire on April 30 were alreadymailed. A list of all the announced fee changes is available on thewebsite at .last_img read more

Mahanadi in spate 11 Odisha districts on high alert

first_imgBhubaneswar: Odisha Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) Bishnupada Sethi on Wednesday asked Collectors of 11 districts to prepare for the impending flood in Mahanadi river. Due to heavy rainfall in the lower catchments of the Mahanadi, about 11.5 lakh cusec of floodwater is likely to be discharged at Mundali in Cuttack between 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Thursday. Sethi asked Bolangir, Boudh, Subarnapur, Nayagarh, Khordha, Cuttack, Angul, Puri, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara and Jajpur Collectors to take necessary steps. One gate of the Hirakud dam in Sambalpur on Wednesday was also opened following heavy rain on the upper catchment areas. “This is likely to cause a medium flood in river Mahanadi and its distributaries,” said the SRC. He informed that 12 ODRAF teams and three NDRF teams have been deployed in the likely affected districts for rescue and evacuation operations. Besides, fire service teams in respective districts will be deployed, he added. The Collectors have been instructed to immediately activate District Emergency Operation Centres and Control Rooms of different departments round the clock. Hirakud Dam authorities on Wednesday released first flood water from the reservoir in this rainy season. The flood water from the Hirakud Dam was released from one gate at 11 a.m. on Wednesday. “Keeping in view a medium level flood situation downstream, we wouldn’t release the amount of water earlier planned. Symbolically, one gate will be opened for some hours and it will be closed,” informed Water Resources Secretary P.K. Jena. “Keeping in view the situation downstream — aiming to keep it moderate. We will wait a few more days, calculate and take onward decision when to release the flood water,” said Jena.last_img read more

Just one suspect in death of twoyearold girl Quebec City police

first_imgQUEBEC – Quebec City police say their investigation into the slaying of a two-year-old girl points to just a single suspect.Police say in a statement their probe is progressing and investigators have spoken to witnesses in recent days.Rosalie Gagnon’s body was found in a garbage can last Wednesday and she was pronounced dead in hospital.The toddler’s 23-year-old mother was charged with mischief, violating probation and obstructing the work of a police officer in the infant’s death.Audrey Gagnon returns to court on Wednesday for a scheduled bail hearing.Following an autopsy, police confirmed the girl had been stabbed to death.The investigation was triggered after the discovery of an empty stroller near a park and the mother was tracked down and arrested a few hours later.A silent march is scheduled for Tuesday evening in the Quebec City neighbourhood where the incident took place.Over the weekend, Quebec’s minister for youth protection said she was seeking an inquiry into the girl’s death.Lucie Charlebois asked the province’s human rights and youth rights commission to examine the type of services the toddler’s family had received.last_img read more

Coalition for Quebecs Future captures LouisHebert riding in byelection

first_imgQUEBEC – Coalition for Quebec’s Future captured the riding of Louis-Hebert in a provincial byelection on Monday, wresting away what was once considered a safe Liberal seat and a Quebec City-area stronghold for the governing party since 2003.Former coroner’s office spokeswoman Genevieve Guilbault was assured victory in the riding for the third-place Coalition party, garnering just over 51 per cent of vote.Ex-political attache Ihssane El Ghernati finished second with almost 19 per cent and Parti Quebecois candidate Norman Beauregard took third place with just over 16 per cent.Voter turnout was registered at 52.4 per cent according to the Chief Electoral Officer of Quebec.Voters in the riding went to the polls to choose a new member of the legislature, left vacant after the departure of longtime Liberal Sam Hamad in April.The byelection was considered an important test for the governing Liberals in a riding they’d held for years with comfortable majorities, especially with the next provincial election around the corner in 2018.The campaign was chaotic from the outset, with both the Liberal and Coalition original candidates dropping out within hours of each other over allegations of psychological harassment dating back to their former jobs.The result leaves the governing Liberals with 68 of the 125 seats in the legislature, compared with 28 for the PQ, 21 for the Coalition, and three for Quebec solidaire. There are five Independent members.The runoff was a record 15th byelection in Quebec since the last provincial election in April 2014.last_img read more

Newfoundland harassment investigation misses scope of problem critics

first_imgST. JOHN’S, N.L. – Tensions were high in Newfoundland and Labrador’s legislature today as members moved to address reports on harassment by two ousted members of the Liberal caucus, with some arguing the investigation failed to address the scope of the problem.The province’s commissioner for legislative standards completed five reports on allegations of harassment against former Liberal cabinet ministers, Eddie Joyce and Dale Kirby, which surfaced in April.Commissioner Bruce Chaulk recommended the legislature reprimand the two men, but for the most part he found their behaviour did not violate the member’s code of conduct, and in some cases, was to be expected when working in politics.The incidents described include Kirby allegedly telling member of the legislature Pam Parsons: “You’re beautiful and I love you,” before he suggests she should stop being so vocal. As well, both Joyce and Kirby were accused of using profane language towards other members.One report referenced an interview with Cathy Bennett, who recently retired from politics, citing a culture of intimidation in cabinet.Bennett, a former finance minister, criticized the investigation for focusing on the actions of individuals rather than a system that allows harassment to fester.Tracey Perry, a member of the legislature who complained about Joyce, said something had to be done to prevent more women like Bennett from leaving elected office.“We’ve lost many, many, many good people,” Perry said. “Just a few months ago, we lost one of our brightest and it’s very unfortunate that that happened because of the environment and culture of politics … We tolerate behaviour that we would not tolerate in our own homes.”Liberla Premier Dwight Ball made a similar statement on Tuesday, highlighting the need for women to feel welcome in politics and declaring a “zero-tolerance policy” for bullying and harassment.The scandal has gripped the government since last spring, with critics taking aim at Ball for his lack of awareness around the ongoing conflicts within his cabinet.Now that the reports have been tabled, it’s now up to the other members of the legislature to decide what the recommended reprimand should look like.The process itself has come under scrutiny, with Ball acknowledging that it has been “flawed.”Cabinet minister Sherry Gambin-Walsh, one of the complainants against Joyce, has said she was not satisfied with the findings or the process, and would have preferred a fully independent investigation.Chaulk does not typically investigate interpersonal workplace complaints but said a lawyer from firm Rubin-Thomlinson with expertise in workplace investigations carried out interviews with him.Amanda Bittner, a Memorial University professor who studies gender and politics, said she found the reports “problematic and disturbing.”Bittner said some of Chaulk’s analysis, like referring to MHA’s comments as “not sexual in nature,” show a limited understanding of gender dynamics in the workplace.“Something doesn’t have to be sexual assault in order to be sexual harassment, and gender-based harassment without any sexual overtures is still a problem, and it clearly took place, based on the reports that were released. He’s missing the point.”A harassment-free workplace policy for government officials came into effect in June and work is ongoing to develop a legislature-specific policy.But Bittner said the way the issue has been handled so far suggests the government has a long way to go in dealing with the nuances of harassment complaints.“The stakes in parliamentary politics tend to make folks cover up bad behaviour rather than deal with it head on,” Bittner said.“All the harassment legislation and protocol in the world won’t fix the problem unless there is political will to actually do something about it.”Outside the legislature on Wednesday, Justice Minister Andrew Parsons said that debates on the reports will likely be pushed back until next week.last_img read more