Man City team news & likely line-up

first_imgManchester City Man City Team News: Injuries, suspensions and line-up vs Arsenal Sam Lee Last updated 1 year ago 19:14 23/2/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Kevin De Bruyne Manchester City Getty Images Manchester City Premier League Guardiola Yaya Touré İ. Gündoğan Kevin De Bruyne Raheem Sterling Leroy Sané Sergio Agüero Everything you need to know ahead of the Carabao Cup final at Wembley on Sunday afternoon Manchester City could be without Raheem Sterling as they try to claim the first piece of silverware of the Pep Guardiola era.Fabian Delph will not be available for Sunday’s Carabao Cup final, though Gabriel Jesus could return from a knee injury which has kept him out for more than six weeks.MAN CITY INJURIES Sterling suffered a muscle problem in the Champions League game against Basel which kept him out of Monday’s shock defeat at Wigan, and Guardiola says he does not know if the winger will be ready for Sunday. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Jesus returned to training on Friday, February 16 and he could be in line to make Guardiola’s match day squad.Only Benjamin Mendy remains on the sidelines, though he could be back in the next month or so.City will be without either of their first-choice left-backs for the next three matches, however, as Delph will miss three games through suspension.Gabriel Jesus Pep Guardiola Manchester United Manchester City Premier League 10122017MAN CITY SUSPENSIONS Delph will miss Sunday’s game as well as Thursday’s clash at the Emirates Stadium and next Sunday’s meeting with Chelsea as a result of his red card against Wigan.MAN CITY POTENTIAL STARTING LINE-UP If Sterling is not fit it is likely Bernardo Silva will take his spot on the right-hand side.Guardiola will also have to decide who plays left-back given Mendy’s injury and Delph’s ban. Danilo has tended to play in games with more defensive demands, while Oleksandar Zinchenko has tended to play at home in matches City are expected to dominate. Guardiola may err on the side of caution and use Danilo.There are other selection considerations for Guardiola, too. John Stones did not look entirely comfortable against Wigan and in fact he has struggled slightly since returning from injury in January. Aymeric Laporte will be trusted to play in City’s biggest matches this season and it would be no surprise if he started on Sunday. Nicolas Otamendi was rested on Monday and is likely to come back into the side.Claudio Bravo has played all of City’s Carabao Cup matches and he will start on Sunday, with Ederson on the bench.Man City possible XIARSENAL TEAM NEWS Arsene Wenger says Arsenal have no injuries for Sunday’s game. There had been concerns over Aaron Ramsey and Mesut Ozil but Wenger believes both will be fit.”I don’t know what kind of state [Alex] Iwobi is in, we will know that today [Friday] – but overall we have no injuries.”I’ll make a decision on Aaron Ramsey on Saturday, he looks to be available but he’ll have another test today. So we will know more about it tomorrow [Saturday].”On Ozil, the Frenchman added: “He had a good session yesterday [Thursday] which he absorbed well. We’ll have to see how he responds to it, but I think he will be alright.”OPTA MATCH FACTS Arsenal have won just two of their last 11 Premier League meetings with Manchester City, drawing five and losing four.   Arsenal have recorded just two victories in their last 16 Premier League matches against fellow ‘big six’ teams (D6 L8). They beat Spurs in November 2017 and Man Utd in May 2017. The Gunners have failed to keep a clean sheet in each of their last nine Premier League matches – they last went 10 without a shutout in the top-flight back in February 2002 (11 games).TV COVERAGE & KICK-OFF TIME Kick off is 16:30 GMT (11:30 ET) on Sunday, February 25, and the game will be shown on Sky Sports in the United Kingdom. It will be shown on ESPN in the United States, and on various channels around the world, details of which can be found here . Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Big 12 Recruiting Update: Texas Making Surge in Rankings With Strong July

first_imgTexas has consistently been near the middle-of-the-pack in the Big 12 recruiting rankings for months, but quietly lurking as a threat to make a push with its high per-commitment average. The push is happening … now.The Longhorns have hurdled Kansas, Kansas State, Iowa State and Oklahoma State in the last two weeks with a strong July that, thus far, has netted them four commitments (and counting). They’re currently No. 1 in the conference in per-player ranking, and No. 2 behind OU in the points race. Here’s an update on where that stands. 3TCU87.74 Oklahoma15236.96 While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. Iowa State17177.49 OSU isn’t slipping, per se, but the class fell from No. 5 to No. 6 because of Texas’ rise.Here’s three things you need to know that have happened recently.1. Texas-sized movesTexas does not mess around when it comes to recruiting rankings. It dominates the market. (It also may help that recruiting sites often seem to skew rankings in their favor.) Nonetheless, Texas is getting dudes. Just this week, the Horns added offensive tackle Andrej Karic, defensive end Van Fillinger, and defensive tackle Vernon Broughton (a top-100 recruit). Their 11-pledge class has been filled this month with four commitments in total, not the least of which being top-125 defensive end/linebacker Prince Dorbah out of Dallas.2. In-state star sticks with the SoonersBroken Arrow offensive lineman Andrew Raym committed to OU early in the process, then he decommitted to survey the lay of the land. On July 10, he re-committed to the Sooners as many expected, giving OU a top-100 caliber talent. He chose OU over OSU, Georgia, Michigan, and Alabama, among others.3. Bixby star picks the PokesBixby speedster Brennan Presley committed to Oklahoma State last week. Here’s more on him via Kyle Cox:Presley is currently ranked as the No. 10 player in the state of Oklahoma by 247Sports but has yet to receive a composite ranking by the service. 247 lists him as a three-star prospect.Presley is a 5-foot-7, 160-pound athlete who plays both wide receiver and cornerback for Bixby High. [PFB]And here’s something I wrote last week about the implications of landing Presley. Kansas State18169.96 West Virginia12151.48 Baylor12145.47 9Kansas State84.43 10Kansas83.43 TCU10152.55 Texas Tech12146.75 6Iowa State85.31center_img Kansas21170.87 Texas11211.18 2OU91.26 4Oklahoma State86.18 1Texas92.72 Oklahoma State13165.83 7Texas Tech85.15 8Baylor84.96 And here’s a look at the rankings, sorted on a per-commitment average, which should provide a more accurate forecast at how the Big 12 recruiting rankings will fall by signing day. 5West Virginia 85.47 TEAMTOTAL COMMITSTOTAL POINTS RankTeamPer-player avg.last_img read more

Spencer Sanders’ Night Compares Well to Other OSU Quarterback Debuts

first_imgTo start, it’s notable that J.W. Walsh had already played in three games before drawing his first start. Of that group, Sanders and Wes Lunt won their starts, as OSU throttled Savannah State 84-0 in the 2012 season opener.Sanders and Walsh were redshirt freshmen, whereas Mason Rudolph and Lunt were true freshmen. Sanders was more dynamic on his feet than those other three in his first start. His 109 rushing yards were 52 more than what Walsh had.Now here is a look at Sanders’ numbers compared to the first start numbers of the top quarterbacks of the Mike Gundy era: 2014Mason Rudolph132528122 2010Brandon Weeden223021830 2014Mason Rudolph132528122 SeasonPlayerCompletionsAttemptsYardsTouchdownsINTs 2012Wes Lunt111112900 2007Zac Robinson183719112 If a freshman quarterback is good enough to start a game at Oklahoma State, odds are that guy is pretty good at football.In the Cowboys’ 52-36 victory against Oregon State Friday night/Saturday morning in Corvallis, Spencer Sanders became the fourth freshman gunslinger to start a game at Oklahoma State is the past 10 seasons.The Beavers’ defense didn’t put up the biggest fight, but Sanders was undeniably electric. He finished his first game of college football with 312 total yards, a 79-percent completion percentage and three scores.Here are Sanders’ passing numbers compared to the other three freshmen to start games at OSU in the past 10 seasons.center_img While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. 2012J.W. Walsh182730121 SeasonPlayerCompletionsAttemptsYardsTouchdownsINTs 2019Spencer Sanders192420330 Sanders numbers probably most closely correlate with Brandon Weeden’s. Interestingly enough, Weeden’s first start was also against a Pac-12 opponent in Washington State. Weeden and the Cowboys thumbed the Cougars 65-17. Rudolph and Robinson each lost their first start, with Robinson’s coming against Troy.There is obviously a lot more that goes into getting these numbers, and this early in Sanders’ career, these aren’t more than numbers on a chart. Through one game, however, Sanders put himself in elite company.Mike Gundy has had big arms and good runners leading his offense, but Sanders brings both of those. Weeden, Rudolph and Lunt sure weren’t doing this:And I don’t recall Robinson or Walsh making throws like this in their first starts: 2019Spencer Sanders192420330last_img read more

Reader Thoughts: Perception of Mike Gundy Low Among Fans

first_imgI got this email this week from a reader who gave me the go-ahead to post it. I’m not posting it to comment on it. In fact I’m not going to comment on it even though I disagree with parts of it. I’m posting it because I think it’s a good synopsis of where a lot of rational OSU fans are at the moment with Gundy (based on what people tell me), which is about to become problematic for Oklahoma State as a program.Here it is.Here’s the biggest deal for me and why I’m so anti Gundy right now, he doesn’t seem engaged. My friend was at the game he sent a pic of the team huddled up during a time out, Gundy was 20 yards away, arms crossed. He literally looks like a corpse propped up out there. Look at the elite coaches, they are so involved in every play. Not Gundy, and his team plays like he coaches. Low energy, boring, no urgency. He’s really turning into Bill Snyder, I don’t want that. I’m not buying a new polo every year, having my weekends revolve around OSU football for 6-6/8-4 seasons every year. If we have no chance at ever winning the conference, I will quit caring. I’ll watch OSU football like I watch OSU basketball or the Dallas Cowboys. If I’m not doing anything, I’ll watch it or have it on as background noise. But I’m rarely engaged in those games, I’m mostly indifferent. That’s it in a nutshell, I’m afraid Gundy is going to end up turning the fan base into mostly indifferent people. Maybe Shane Illingworth comes in and jolts the program, I’m not off the Sanders hype train, but it is starting to lose steam. I honestly think he might have been a little concussed, he was playing really well till he took that shot to the dome. Play-calling doesn’t help him either. Anyways, another loss and I’m out on the season, I’m not here for a coach that looks like Bernie from “Weekend at Bernie’s” (get Carson to explain the reference) or a team that plays like they’ve got better things to do.  While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more

Corso Alone in Pokes Prediction on College GameDay

first_imgWhile you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. ESPN’s College GameDay pickers took TCU in a split decision.Desmond Howard, celebrity-guest picker Jerry “The King” Lawler and Kirk Herbstreit all took TCU. Reasons for picking the Horned Frogs included TCU’s big win against Texas last weekend and the fact that Oklahoma State will be without Tylan Wallace, who torn his ACL in practice this week.Lee Corso, dressed as Elvis because Memphis, took the Cowboys despite the injury to their star receiver.“Despite that injury?” Herbstreit asked.“I don’t care,” Corso replied.last_img read more

World Cup 2019: Maybe Bangladesh will be the people’s team, says coach Steve Rhodes

first_img Reuters BirminghamJuly 3, 2019UPDATED: July 3, 2019 09:50 IST Coach Steve Rhodes rues Bangladesh’s poor luck after elimination. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSBangladesh crashed out of the semi-finals race after suffering their 4th lossMashrafe Mortaza’s side has defeated West Indies, South Africa and Afghanistan so farCoach Steve Rhodes admitted that luck eluded Bangladesh in this tournamentBangladesh coach Steve Rhodes said he was proud of his side’s fighting spirit and believed that with a little bit of luck they could have progressed to the semi-finals of the Cricket World Cup.Bangladesh was eliminated on Tuesday after succumbing to their fourth defeat in eight matches while India, who prevailed by 28 runs, sailed into the last four with a match to spare.Mashrafe Mortaza’s men beat West Indies, South Africa, and Afghanistan, while their match against Sri Lanka was washed out.I’m very proud of the way we’ve played against a lot of the big teams, and I think that maybe we’ll be the people’s team for the amount of fight that we’ve shown against some of these big teams, Rhodes told reporters after the loss against India.It was pleasing to see some fight. I think it’s a reflection of the team.We’ve only picked up the three victories but we’ve pushed a lot of these big teams throughout the competition and, with a little bit of luck, we may well have been one of these top four.Tamim Iqbal dropping Rohit Sharma, then on nine, probably best summed up their luckless World Cup campaign as the India opener went on to smash his fourth century of this year’s tournament and help India to a commanding 314-9.Rhodes admitted it was a costly mistake, giving a reprieve to the tournament’s leading run scorer, but refused to blame the fielder.advertisementI’ve watched a lot of cricket over the years and played a lot of cricket and you know that any drop can be costly, said the former England test player.I didn’t know how costly it would be. I was hoping he’d hit another one up in the air a little bit sooner.Rohit Sharma, what a wonderful batsman he is in world cricket. You give guys like him a chance, or (Virat) Kohli a chance, and you may well pay the price.Again, the person who dropped it was Tamim, and he’s developed into one of our safer pair of hands in the outfield.So it was a little bit of a surprise but he’s human, and we’re all human. I’ve dropped lots of catches in my life. I think everybody who’s played the game has dropped catches but sometimes they can be very, very costly, and that one proved to be.Also Read | World Cup 2019: This is the best I have seen Bangladesh play, says Sachin TendulkarAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Rohit Sharma played chess with Bangladesh bowling attack, says Sachin TendulkarAlso SeeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow India vs BangladeshFollow World Cup 2019Follow coach steve rhodes Next World Cup 2019: Maybe Bangladesh will be the people’s team, says coach Steve RhodesBangladesh was eliminated on Tuesday after succumbing to their fourth defeat in eight matches while India, who prevailed by 28 runs, sailed into the last four with a match to spare.advertisementlast_img read more

Electronic Platform Being Developed to Facilitate Investments

first_img Mr. Shaw said the NBP, being developed on a phased basis, will be the central point through which all investments are routed, providing access to all relevant stakeholders. This will serve to improve transparency and government cohesions. The Government has started development of two complementary electronic platforms that will enable increased efficiency in the investment and exporting sectors.The platforms are the National Business Portal (NBP) and the National Trade Portal.This was announced by Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Audley Shaw, during his address at the opening ceremony for the Jamaica Investment Forum (JIF), hosted at the Iberostar Hotels and Resorts in Montego Bay, St. James, on Tuesday (June 12).Mr. Shaw said the NBP, being developed on a phased basis, will be the central point through which all investments are routed, providing access to all relevant stakeholders. This will serve to improve transparency and government cohesions.“Ultimately, the NBP will seek to better streamline business approvals and will represent one key output of the National Investment Policy,” he said.The National Trade Portal, meanwhile, is aimed at fast-tracking information sharing, facilitating online application submissions; and enabling back-office interface among the Government’s Border Regulatory Agencies.The trade portal was approved by Cabinet in the 2017/18 fiscal year under the overarching Trade Facilitation Initiative.Mr. Shaw said both projects are funded through the Foundations for Competitiveness and Growth Project of the World Bank.“As a country, we have sought to build a strong and robust landscape in which business can thrive, recognising that comprehensive and supportive business facilitation frameworks are essential for investments and business development,” the Minister explained. Story Highlights The Government has started development of two complementary electronic platforms that will enable increased efficiency in the investment and exporting sectors. This was announced by Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Audley Shaw, during his address at the opening ceremony for the Jamaica Investment Forum (JIF), hosted at the Iberostar Hotels and Resorts in Montego Bay, St. James, on Tuesday (June 12).last_img read more

Bondholders Nod Brings DSME Closer to Fresh Funds

first_imgzoom South Korea’s Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) will soon receive a cash injection from its creditors as the company’s remaining investors approved the latest debt rescheduling proposal, Yonhap News Agency said.Namely, the investors, which hold some KRW 1.3 trillion worth of DSME bonds, gave their approval for the proposal devised by the shipbuilder’s main creditors Korea Development Bank (KDB) and Export-Import Bank of Korea (KEXIM).The approval was granted after the main debt holder of DSME with some 30 percent of its corporate bonds, South Korea’s National Pension Service (NPS), gave its nod to the ailing shipbuilder’s latest debt restructuring plan on April 17.The new measures, which are expected to keep the financially troubled shipbuilder afloat, would see half of the shipyard’s commercial papers converted into equity with the rest being rolled over. KDB and KEXIM will in exchange provide the company with KRW 2.9 trillion of fresh funds.Revealed in late March 2017, the creditors’ restructuring plan sets out three key principles – debt restructuring should come first, financial assistance should follow later, and all stakeholders should bear the burden of losses.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

City to brace for thundershowers till weekend as MeT office issues heavy

first_imgKolkata: The Regional Meteorological Centre in Alipore has issued a heavy rainfall alert in some South Bengal districts, including the city, in the next 48 hours.According to a MeT department official, heavy showers coupled with thunderstorm and lightning are expected to hit the districts like North 24-Parganas, South 24-Parganas, Kolkata, Hooghly, Howrah and East Midnapore, particularly in the evening hours. The mercury is expected to remain below 36 degree Celsius in these districts, giving a sense of respite to the people from the hot and humid condition. The humidity level will not shoot up in the next couple of days, as a result of which people will experience a comparatively pleasant weather. The other districts will also receive rainfall. Also Read – City bids adieu to Goddess DurgaA brief spell of rain drenched the city and some others districts on Wednesday afternoon, bringing some relief from the heat. Some districts, however, received rainfall along with gusty winds in the evening. It may be mentioned here that pre-monsoon showers have already hit the city and other South Bengal districts on June 2, following which the weather office had predicted that some of the South Bengal districts would continue to receive pre-monsoon rain almost on a regular basis. Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellersIn the past few days, various districts had received scattered rainfall, giving a feeling that the advent of monsoon is now just a matter of time. The Met office is yet to officially announce as to when monsoon will enter the state. It is, however, expected to hit the state after June 8. The arrival of monsoon in Bengal would only be determined once it hits Kerala. A senior weather official said on Wednesday that a low pressure trough has currently been extending from Rajasthan to Mizoram. In addition to that, a high pressure zone has formed over Bangladesh which will gain more strength in the next 48 hours, bringing rainfall in the state. Some parts of North Bengal may also witness moderate to heavy rainfall in the next 24 hours, as predicted by the weather office. This system is intensifying the pre-monsoon showers in Gangetic Bengal and some other states as well. The weather system may also trigger thundershower and lightning in some parts. “The humidity level in the city will remain under control in the South Bengal districts and the temperature may go down by a few notches. Heavy rains are expected in the next two days in the city and various other districts of South Bengal,” a senior official from the MeT office said.last_img read more

CMs words on need for united stand against BJP have been misconstrued

first_imgKolkata: State Parliamentary Affairs minister Partha Chatterjee said in the Assembly on Thursday that Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s statement has been misconstrued by a section of media and also took a dig at the Opposition leaders for issuing their statement on media without understanding the message the Chief Minister had wanted to convey.Chatterjee also proposed a privilege motion against CPI(M) MLA Sujan Chakraborty, who rushed up to the Speaker’s chair along with other Opposition MLAs and created pandemonium, disrupting the normal proceedings of the House for a brief period of time. The Parliamentary Affairs minister descended to the well of the Assembly as soon as the matter was brought to the notice of the House by Tapas Roy, the minister for Planning, Statistics & Programme monitoring (Independent Charge). Also Read – City bids adieu to Goddess DurgaRoy told the House that Opposition leaders have issued media statements, completely misreading the Chief Minister’s message. He also told the Assembly that a section of media has misinterpreted the statement issued by the Chief Minister in the House on Wednesday. Immediately after the matter was raised by Roy, Chakraborty along with other Opposition MLAs descended to the well and staged a demonstration in front of the Speaker. The Opposition MLAs later staged a walkout. Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellersClarifying Mamata Banerjee’s statement, Chatterjee said on Thursday that she has urged the Opposition parties to stand united as the BJP has been triggering a reign of terror not only in the state, but in the national level as well. The saffron party has been creating communal tension in the state which she had tried to encapsulate in her speech, he added. Incidentally, it may be mentioned that Opposition leader Abdul Mannan and Chakraborty had jumped to a hasty conclusion in this connection. Chatterjee on Thursday proposed a privilege motion in the House against the Opposition MLAs for misinterpreting Banerjee’s statement and staging protest in front of the Speaker. “It has not only disgraced the House but also maligned the Constitution,” alleged Chatterjee. Speaker Biman Bandopadhyay said that he would look into the matter. On Wednesday, the Chief Minister had come down heavily on BJP for running a ‘parallel government’ for the last five years and also urged CPI (M) and Congress to join hands with Trinamool Congress for fighting the saffron brigade, calling on the need for a united stand in this regard.last_img read more

British Columbia police officer raises concerns about online weed edible sales

first_imgDELTA, B.C. — Const. Derek Gallamore was shocked when his department in Delta, B.C., busted a woman allegedly selling weed-laced brownies with 40 times the recommended single dose of THC.The sugary treat looked identical to a regular grocery store confection but packed a whopping 400 milligrams of THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana. He immediately imagined what might happen if a toddler came across the dessert.“Being a parent, I looked at it and went, ‘Wait a second.’ ” he said. “There were no warning labels for children.”Though cannabis was legalized Oct. 17, edibles will not be legal until sometime within the next year. But that hasn’t stopped entrepreneurs from cooking up pot-infused candies, cookies and other items and selling them online or in dispensaries.Gallamore said the woman was arrested about 18 months ago and the Crown decided against laying charges because they weren’t sure how marijuana legalization would affect the case.Photos provided by Gallamore show other items seized were in professional-looking packaging. A rice cereal treat had the words “Keep away from children” in small letters, but blue raspberry gummies were in a clear bag and looked like any other candy.After the incident, he began researching the edible cannabis market and learned it’s easy to purchase potent weed delicacies online. Most require the purchaser to register using government identification, but youth could still get the products, he said.“It’s pretty easy to have someone buy edibles for you,” said Gallamore, whose work to spread information about the dangers of edibles to youths was highlighted by Delta police in a news release on Wednesday.Some websites require buyers to agree to terms and conditions that state they need cannabis for a medical reason. Selling marijuana online to medical users is illegal unless the producer is licensed by Health Canada, which says on its website that law enforcement has the authority to take action against illegal cannabis activity.The federal government is set to launch consultations in the coming months on edible regulations, and it’s considering requiring a standardized cannabis symbol on labels and banning product forms, ingredients and flavouring agents that appeal to kids.Colorado had practically no restrictions on edibles when they hit shelves in 2014. That year, marijuana exposure calls about children and youth to a Denver poison control centre nearly doubled, and a college student jumped to his death after eating infused cookies.The incidents grabbed headlines and pushed the state to introduce regulations, including requiring each product to be divided into servings of 10 or fewer milligrams of THC.Edibles effects are delayed compared with marijuana consumed by smoking, putting users at risk of overconsumption, and the items are often sweet treats that appeal to children, said Dr. Mark Lysyshyn, a medical health officer with Vancouver Coastal Health.Lysyshyn said Vancouver hospitals see a surge in emergency room visits by youth intoxicated by cannabis every year on April 20 during a weed festival in the city. Most have consumed edibles, he said.“When people consume too much cannabis, they don’t overdose like people do on heroin,” he said.“But it is unpleasant to consume too much cannabis and people can feel nauseous, they can vomit, they can feel sweaty, they can feel anxious and paranoid and even have psychosis if they consume enough.”It’s going to be tricky for the government to ensure that edibles aren’t kid-friendly but are still appetizing to adults, Lysyshyn added.“I think it is a bit of a challenge to figure out: what are the regulations going to be so that (companies) can produce reasonable products that people would want to eat, but that aren’t appealing to children?”In early October, a young girl on Vancouver Island ate pot-infused gummy bears that she found in the back seat of a car. She was rushed to hospital in medical distress but was expected to fully recover, RCMP said.Gallamore said his focus now is educating parents and youth about the dangers of edibles. He recently spoke to a parental advisory council and plans to deliver a presentation to a larger audience in early December.“If you do consume these things, lock them up. Make them safe.”— By Laura Kane in VancouverThe Canadian Presslast_img read more

Law firm under investigation employs lawyers involved in politics

first_imgBy Kathleen Martens APTN Investigates WINNIPEG – One former and one current Manitoba politician are part of a law firm that is being accused of mishandling the compensation claims of Indian Residential School survivors.Rana Bokhari, leader of the Manitoba Liberal Party, and John Prystanski, a former Winnipeg city councillor, are named as staff lawyers at the Carroll Law Office.Ken Carroll is the lawyer in charge of the firm. He also owns a 25-per-cent stake in First Nations Residential Schools Solutions Inc., which is partly owned by Bokhari’s brother Syed Bokhari.It is alleged the companies worked together to charge survivors 30 per cent of the compensation they were awarded for suffering serious abuses as children. APTN Investigates is not publishing any information that could reveal the identity of the survivors involved.The allegations come from a multi-year investigation by the Indian Residential Schools Adjudication Secretariat. In short, the secretariat saw a conflict with Carroll’s involvement with the form-filling firm and, among other things, the way the firm dealt with survivors.Carroll is disputing the allegations.The secretariat has blown the whistle on other form-filling companies, saying form fillers are third-parties who shouldn’t be paid directly from survivors’ awards and aren’t needed to file a claim.Most alarming, is the secretariat’s allegation that Syed Bokhari and another man each accompanied a survivor to a bank to deposit their compensation money and demanded payment at that time.Carroll, who did not respond to APTN’s request for comment, says in an affidavit he has since refunded that money to those two survivors – $8,100 and $6,667.35 respectively.That second man was the late David Spence, a former band councillor from Nelson House, who also worked for Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak Inc., before his death in January 2014. He is described as a “partner” in the form-filling firm.$250 PER HOURThere are no allegations at this time that Bokhari and Prystanski acted inappropriately. However, their contract with survivors said they would still be paid if survivors terminated their services at the rate of $250 per hour plus disbursements or else they would file a lien against the claim.Bokhari replied to an email from APTN Investigates seeking comment with this written statement:“As a junior lawyer at the Carroll Law Office, my responsibility has been to represent survivors of the residential school tragedies in hearings. I trust you will find that I have represented my clients to the best of my ability and with the utmost honesty, integrity and professionalism. Any administrative or financial matters that Mr. Carroll has been involved with in the past would have been outside the scope of my responsibilities and knowledge. If the justice system finds that Mr. Carroll acted improperly, then he will be held to account.”Bokhari added she is severing ties with the firm. She still has “commitments to represent some survivors of the residential schools tragedy, but those commitments are winding down and she is not taking on any new work with the firm,” the email states.Prystanski did not respond.Meanwhile, Carroll says he partly owned the building where both companies were housed before he helped evict the form-filling company. Before that, he says he did pay Spence a “locating client’s fee” for some of the hundreds of clients he brought in plus travel expenses. Carroll also said he made some monthly payments of “$2,000-$3,000” to Spence and Syed Bokhari.Ultimately, Carroll says he cut ties with the form-filling firm in the fall of 2012, which he explained to survivors in a letter of November 2013:“…For those who were introduced to our office through First Nations Indian Residential Schools Solutions Inc., we have resolved with them that you have no obligation to pay them any fees for services they may have rendered. If there is ever a fee to them it is to be paid by our office out of our money and not out of your money. This was resolved a year ago but has arisen as a question again, so I want to make this clear to all of our clients.“I am not aware that there have been any further requests for payments by them since fall 2012, but some clients continue to ask. If you have been approached for payments by them or any other parties then do not make them and please advise our office. I am very confident though that you will never be contacted by FNRSS regarding fees.”Carroll made the moves after being contacted by the secretariat’s office several times. However, they weren’t enough to satisfy the chief adjudicator.APTN Investigates has been unable to contact Bokhari; while a relative of Spence is considering speaking on Spence’s behalf.The complicated case will be heard by Justice Perry Schulman of Manitoba Court of Queen’s Bench, because the secretariat can’t act on its own. It must take direction from one of the supervising judges of the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement.kmartens@aptn.calast_img read more

British soldier taking part in DDay celebrations drowns in France

A serving British soldier set to take part in the D-Day 75th anniversary commemorations in Normandy has died, the army has confirmed.Lance Corporal Darren Jones, 30, of the Royal Engineers, drowned in a canal at Bénouville near the historic Pegasus bridge, the first site to be liberated by the allies on June 6, 1944.”It is with sadness that we must confirm the death of a service person in France. Our thoughts are with their family at this difficult time,” a British army spokesperson said.   Fire-fighters pulled LCpl Jones’ body of the water early on Sunday morning and he was declared dead at the scene, according to French media reports.   French police are investigating the incident and are said not to be looking for anyone else in connection with the incident.  A post-mortem is yet to be carried out. Jones reportedly went missing on Saturday night after an evening out near the canal de Caen with other soldiers, who alerted the emergency services when they lost sight of him. Many heads of state, including President Donald Trump, British Prime Minister Theresa May, and Prince Charles along with 30 000 people, including 500 WWII veterans, are expected  o attend the ceremonies in France marking D-day.On June 6, 1944 over 150,000 allies landed in Normandy in a massive operation which was crucial in the liberation of western Europe from Nazi rule. Around 5,000 allied and French soldiers were killed that day.  The Bénouville canal bridge near where Jones is thought to have drowned, has a particular resonance for the British.   Early morning on June 6, hours before the first wave of allied boats arrived on the Normandy shore, the 6th Airborne Division troops captured the bridge along with the Rainville bridge over the Orne river. The mission was critical in blocking a Nazi counterattack on allied forces landing on Sword beach. The Royal Engineer was stationed at a military camp at Rainville near Caen along with thousands of British soldiers to participate in the official D-Day commemorations set to kick off in France this week.   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. read more

Clare outclass Antrim to win AllIreland U21 hurling title

first_imgCLARE BEAT ANTRIM 2-27 to 0-11 to win their third All-Ireland U21 hurling title in five years at Semple Stadium today.And the game was effectively over by half-time, with Clare ahead 2-16 to 0-4, as Antrim failed to upset the bookmakers’ strong favourites.The Ulster side, to their credit, didn’t give up and improved to an extent in the second half.Ultimately however, it was a comfortable win for Clare and a significant boost ahead of their senior final replay against Cork, with eight senior finalists starting today’s game.Seadna Morey, Cathal Malone and Davy O’Halloran contributed early points, as Clare stormed into a 0-13 to 0-2 lead after only 20 minutes.O’Halloran then got the game’s first goal shortly thereafter, to give his side a substantial 15-point advantage.The Banner County continued to rack up points as half-time approached, and Shane O’Donnell’s well-taken goal from a difficult angle effectively made the game safe three minutes before the break.Consequently, Antrim faced the unenviable task of reducing an 18-point deficit in the second half, with the score 2-16 to 0-4 in Clare’s favour.The Ulster side did improve slightly in the second half, with points from Stephan McAfee, Ciaran Clarke and Chris McGuinness retaining a level of respectability to the scoreline.However, further scores from Morey, O’Halloran, Enda Boyce and Cathal ‘Totts’ O’Connell sealed a dominant victory for Clare. CLARE: Ronan Taffe; Paul Flanagan, David McInerney, Jack Browne; Seadna Morey, Alan O’Neill, Stephen O’Halloran; Colm Galvin, Tony Kelly; Peter Duggan, Podge Collins, Cathal Malone; Cathal O’Connell, Shane O’Donnell, Davy O’Halloran.  Subs: Kevin Lynch for McInerney (40 mins), Jarlath Colleran for Kelly (40 mins), Niall Arthur for Collins (44 mins), Enda Boyce for Galvin (44 mins), Aaron Cunningham for O’Donnell (50 mins)ANTRIM: Ger Dixon; Conal Morgan, Matthew Donnelly, Tiernan Coyle; Tomas O’Ciarain, Paddy McNaughton,  Chris McGuinness; Jackson McGreevy, Eoghan Campbell; Shane Dooey, Stephan McAfee, Niall McKenna; Daniel McKernan, Conor McCann, Ciaran Clarke.  Subs: David Kearney for O’Ciarain (22 mins), Michael Bradley for Donnelly (31 mins), S Beatty for Dooey (31 mins), Michael Dudley for McKernan (40 mins), Darragh McGuinness for McCann (55 mins).Referee: Colm Lyons (Cork).As it happened: Clare v Antrim, All-Ireland U21 hurling final>Jim McGuinness to stay on as Donegal manager for 2014 season> Scorers for Clare: Cathal O’Connell 0-11 (9fs), Davy O’Halloran 1-4, Colm Galvin 0-3, Tony Kelly 0-3, Shane O’Donnell 1-0, Seadna Morey 0-2, Cathal Malone 0-2, Enda Boyce 0-1, Jarlath Colleran 0-1, Alan O’Neill 0-1 (f).Scorers for Antrim: Ciaran Clarke 0-7 (5fs, 1 sideline), Jackson McGreevy 0-1, Stephan McAfee 0-1, Conor McCann 0-1, Chris McGuinness 0-1, Michael Bradley 0-1.last_img read more

Two puppies beaten and thrown over 10foot wall in Portlaoise

first_imgTWO EIGHT-WEEK-OLD puppies are recovering at a veterinary surgery in Co Laois after they were discovered on Monday close to death in a housing estate in Portlaoise.The two young pups were found by local residents and taken to the vets by volunteers from the charity Cara Rescue Dogs.Speaking to, Lorraine McEvoy of Cara Rescue said that they were both suffering from dehydration, having been left in the sun with no water for a long period of time.“The little girl [above], it looks like her face has been chewed at by wildlife, maybe a rat or a possibly a crow pecked away at her while she was lying there,” she said. “She’s also blind and we don’t know if that’s because of the trauma or something else but she has bruising around her eye, lots of burst blood vessels.”“The boy was crying, in a lot of pain and went unconscious on the way over to the vets so the volunteer thought he was dead, I mean they’re both just in tatters.”She said the puppies, named Alfie and Lexi, could hardly walk and when they did it was “just in small circles”. The vet has also said that Lexi, the female, has a heart murmur which could significantly shorten her life span. It is thought that a local resident owned the pups and no longer wanted them so disposed of them behind the high wall in a ditch area that leads to a railway track. McEvoy said she thinks they had been there for about four days.She said that it is thought that the dogs were beaten before being abandoned and has been told by the vet that Alfie, the male pup [pictured above], “screams when they go to pick him up and flinches like he doesn’t want to be touched”.Despite this, and Lexi’s heart condition, McEvoy said the charity will find them a home and has already arranged a foster placement for them.“I’ll find them a home, even the little girl,” she said. “If she can have any quality of life and enjoy a cuddle, enjoy her food, we’ll give her roast chicken for the rest of her life but we’re going to save her.”One thing is for sure, this duo is not likely to be separated as Lexi has taken to following her brother around everywhere, even though she can’t see him.“This was just blatent cruelty that what drives me mad is that there’s just no reason for it”, McEvoy added.- All images provided by Cara Rescue Dogs.Read: Lurcher puppy has throat slashed in brutal attack>Read: Dog hacked to death with axe on Valentine’s Day>last_img read more

She is causing so much trouble for the lads jury hears of

first_img No Comments ‘She is causing so much trouble for the lads’ – jury hears of text messages between Belfast rape trial accused The mobile messages of Stuart Olding, Rory Harrison, and Blane McIlroy were perused today at Belfast Crown Court. 94,632 Views By Ashleigh McDonald Share4 Tweet Email2 Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Wednesday 28 Feb 2018, 5:34 PM Blane McIlory (l) and Rory Harrison Source: GettyA SERIES OF messages between two friends in the aftermath of an alleged rape involving two Ulster Rugby players allege “the cops went straight to Les Kiss”, a jury heard today.The reference to the then Ulster rugby head coach was made by Rory Harrison to his friend Blane McIlroy (26) following the arrest of rugby players Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding in June 2016.The sporting duo were arrested on 30 June 2016 – two days after a woman claimed she was raped from behind by Jackson (26) whilst being forced to perform oral sex on his teammate Stuart Olding (24).Both men have denied rape, and claim any sexual activity in the bedroom of Jackson’s Oakleigh Park home was consensual, while Jackson denies a further charge of sexual assault.In a series of text messages between Harrison (25) and McIlroy on the afternoon and evening of 30 June, the friends discuss the arrests of Jackson and Olding, with McIlory asking Harrison if he knew the complainant’s name.Harrison tells McIloy her name, says “hopefully it will be thrown out” and tells his friend she is “just a silly girl who has done something then regretted it”. Harrison also messages “she is causing so much trouble for the lads”.In the series of messages, Harrison also tells McIlroy “the cops went straight to Les Kiss, which is f*****g ridiculous”. He also texted: “this is ridiculous. Surely this is all going to get dropped.”‘Leave your phone’In another message to McIlroy, Harrison also said “When Les rang Jacko, Bryn called Stu – just said go to the station” – in a reference again to Les Kiss, and to the Ulster Rugby team coach Bryn Cunningham.Later in the day, when police had been in touch with McIlory, he messaged Harrison to inform him he has to go to Musgrave Street station. Harrison replied: “I’d say leave your phone.”The jury – which is now down to eight men and three women after a juror was discharged under medical grounds earlier this week – were informed of other mobile traffic on the morning and afternoon of Tuesday, 28 June.While the complainant was telling one friend “so I got raped by 3 Ulster f*****g scum”, and saying she wouldn’t go to the police because “they’ll say it was consensual… I was up for it, stupid little girl now regretting it”, the men she has accused of attacking her were involved in a WhatsApp conversation.In this group chat, Olding says “we are all top shaggers”, Jackson comments “there was a lot of spitroast going on last night lads” with Olding likening what happened to “a merry-go-round at a carnival”.In a separate WhatsApp conversation with another friend, when Olding is asked at 10.10am on 28 June – just hours after the incident – “how was she?”, he answered at 10.57am “she was very very loose”.It also emerged during today’s evidence that at 1.08pm that day, McIlroy posted a picture on a WhatsApp group called The Juicers which depicted him and three girls who attended the afterparty in Jackson’s.The image depicts McIlroy and the three friends either sitting on his knee or next to him. He captioned the image ‘Love Belfast Sluts’. And on 2.47pm that day, he send another WhatsApp message to a friend which said: “Pumped a bird with Jacko on Monday. Roasted her.”McIlroy has been charged with and denies exposure, while Harrison is fighting a charge of perverting the course of justice, and withholding information.Also called to give evidence during the fifth week of the trial was a detective constable from the Rape Crime Unit, based at Ladas Drive.Confirming to the court she was the investigating officer, she was asked by Jackson’s barrister, Brendan Kelly QC, about an ‘achieving best evidence’ interview which was conducted with the complainant on the afternoon of 30 June 2016.She confirmed that at the end of the interview, the complainant told her there was something she had forgotten to tell her about the incident – namely someone had walked into the bedroom.‘The best evidence’The policewoman was asked about this witness, and why the complainaint wasn’t questioned there and then about them.When asked by Mr Kelly “why did you not go straight back in” to interview her again, the investigating officer said the woman was upset.The DC said: “She had already conducted a lengthy interview. I felt it better she went home, had some time and if she had more than just that to tell us, we would conduct a further interview.”And when she was asked by Kelly “is timing not key to an enquiry of this type?”, the officer said such interviews were “not about rushing things” but were “about taking our time and trying to achieve the best evidence we can”.Comments are closed for legal reasonsRead: Five people arrested in connection with scam that cost Dublin Zoo €500kRead: Dublin Bus to end all services at 7pm, Bus Éireann ending some eastern services early Feb 28th 2018, 5:34 PM last_img read more

Deschamps wants a sharper France against the Dutch

first_imgFrance boss Didier Deschamps wants his team to step up their game when they square up against Holland in the Nations League on Sunday.The World Cup winners kicked off their campaign with a barren draw in Germany in midweek, when Deschamps felt his players were not sharp enough.Les Bleus will play their first home match since winning the World Cup this summer when Holland visit the Stade de France and Deschamps is looking for improvement.“We’re returning home, but we need to be more efficient,” he told “We ran out of steam towards the end against Germany and obviously the entire squad is not yet in top form. Not at this time of the season.Euro 2020Report: Euro 2020 qualifying Group H George Patchias – September 11, 2019 Euro 2020 qualifying Group H is being controlled by France and Turkey, but Iceland is still in with a shout.Reigning world champions France ran…“I haven’t decided yet whether to rotate players – anything is possible. Given that it’s our first match back at the Stade de France, in front of our fans, I’ll see how everyone recovers.”His Dutch counterpart Koeman reckoned France is one of the finest teams in recent times and is bracing up for the showdown ahead.“They are the world champions for a reason, without really playing great or beautiful football,” he told“When you want to improve, you have to play against nations of this level. The World Cup has proven that nothing is impossible – just look at [runners-up] Croatia – but we’re certainly the underdogs.”last_img read more

Marotta hints on Godins switch to Inter

first_imgBeppe Marotta confirmed Diego Godin offered himself to Inter Milan claiming “He is a figure we don’t want to let get away.”The former Juventus chief spoke to the press ahead of Inter’s Serie A match against Sassuolo this evening.“We have no doubts that Mauro Icardi will remain here, as we are happy with him and vice versa. The only remaining issue is when to put pen to paper on the contracts,” said Marotta and cited via Football Italia.Five players who might struggle at Inter Milan next season Taimoor Khan – August 5, 2019 Inter Milan are going to be a different prospect next season with Antonio Conte in charge and some players are going to find it…He was asked about Atletico Madrid defender Godin, who it’s widely reported will join Inter when his contract expires in June.“I have to underline that Inter have a very strong appeal, as many players are looking for us and agents knock on our door. This is flattering, as it means we represent a reference point in the world of football.“There are champions who present themselves, that we don’t want to let get away, and Godin is one of them. We are ready to welcome such profiles and I want to underline that Godin will be a free agent in June.”last_img read more

270 Million Allocated to Citizens Security and Justice Programme

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Jamaica, February 20, 2018 – Kingston – The Government has allocated $270.015 million for the Citizen Security and Justice Programme (CSJP) III.  This is outlined in the 2018/19 Estimates of Expenditure, now before the House of Representatives.  The programme seeks to enhance security and justice in targeted communities through gender-responsive justice services.For the new fiscal year, the Victim Services Division is expected to identify and retrofit areas to accommodate victim services, provide emergency assistance grants to 50 beneficiaries, assist 110 children exposed to violence and trauma with counselling interventions, and facilitate special therapy sessions with 30 sexually abused children.The programme is also expected to train 65 court officials, police officers, and other first responders; and implement special intervention programmes to support the findings from the West Kingston Inquiry.  Also, the Legal Aid Council is expected to train 250 police officers and justices of the peace on legal aid issues and continue consultations in CSJP communities via the mobile unit.The Justice Training Institute is expected to conduct qualifying and advanced training for justices of the peace; and provide training for justices of the peace in mediation, court petty sessions and new legislation and policies.There are also plans to conduct training workshops for restorative justice facilitators and volunteers, and facilitate 18 restorative justice cases per quarter.  The programme is also expected to conduct training workshops in Child Diversion Practices.In terms of achievements, the Victim Services Division has provided emergency assistance support to 71 victims, provided trauma and grief therapy sessions to 226 children, provided therapy sessions on abuse to 97 teens, and conducted school-based intervention workshops with 94 beneficiaries.  The Legal Aid Council has trained 282 police officers and justices of the peace on legal aid issues, and expanded service operations with the mobile unit.The Justice Training Institute provided qualifying basic training to 881 justices of the peace, and 35 justices of the peace trained and qualified to practise in the parish of St. Andrew.In addition, the programme continued operation in nine Restorative Justice Centres; provided training to volunteers and school administrators in community justice services; hosted 357 community sensitisation workshops; and facilitated 180 restorative justice cases, of which 148 were finalised.The project is funded by the Government of Jamaica; Global Affairs Canada; Inter-American Development Bank (IDB); and the Department for International Development (DFID).Release: JIS Related Items:last_img read more

Google IO We break down the highlights and lowlights The 359 Ep

first_img Review • Pixel 3A review: The cheap phone Google always needed Now playing: Watch this: Sprint 4:38 Best Buy $399 0 Tags See it Walmart See It Smart Home Phones $399 Share your voice See Itcenter_img Mentioned Above Google Pixel 3A (just black) On this podcast, we talk about: Everything from Google I/O, including…The $400 Pixel 3AThe improvements and additions to Google LensChanges to Google AssistantThe Nest Hub Max.   The 3:59 gives you bite-size news and analysis about the top stories of the day, brought to you by the CNET News team in New York and producer Bryan VanGelder. $398 News • Google Pixel 3A: Where is AT&T? Google Pixel 3A See It $399 Check out the extended shows on YouTube. Also, don’t forget to rate and review the podcast on iTunes. Subscribe: iTunes | RSS | Google Play | FeedBurner | SoundCloud |TuneIn | Stitcher Post a comment Google I/O: We break down the highlights and lowlights… CNET may get a commission from retail offers. The Daily Charge Nest Googlelast_img read more