Lack of support holds Indigenous prisoners back

first_imgTodd Lamirande APTN News Parole officers gave Parliamentarians a dose of reality on Indigenous incarceration Tuesday.Zef Ordman said he rarely recommends Indigenous prisoners for early release because they don’t have the employment, training or housing to help ease their transition into the outside world.“The white, middle-class, kid who’s got parents on the outside, and he’s 19 or 20, he’s got employment, he’s got education, he’s got housing,” Ordman told the House Committee of Public Safety and National Security.“The Aboriginal kid doesn’t have any of that.”Ordman said that won’t change unless Canada invests in Aboriginal-centred programs in health, education, employment and housing.Committee members heard release can be denied for something as simple as not having proper identification, because Indigenous offenders often come to prison without health cards or driver’s licences.“We had a job set up for (one inmate),” said Aura Andrews. “He couldn’t get it because he didn’t have his birth certificate or his (social insurance) card and he ended up failing.”Andrews suggested the department of Indigenous Affairs and its provincial counterparts visit prisons to hold identification clinics before offenders are released.The list of problems parole officers face is extensive, according to Andrews and Ordman.Everything from backlogs of individuals approved for transfer to being swamped with paperwork.“We need to be freed up to do our jobs, which is interacting with offenders,” Andrews said. “That is our job. So right now we’re so bogged down in paperwork and compliance issues that we can’t do our job.”“It’s sort of organized mayhem,” added Ordman. “You’re managing 30-plus offenders, right? And you’re sort of the central person, as a parole officer, you’re the central person.”tlamirande@aptn.calast_img read more

Patna Sahib to witness straight fight between Sinha & Prasad

first_imgNew Delhi: As the seat-sharing among all the constituents of the Mahagadbandhan in Bihar has been finalised and a formal announcement in this regard would be made a day after the Holi, the Patna Sahib parliamentary constituency is all set become the hot seat for both — the NDA and Grand Alliance.As per the reports, the outspoken actor-turned-politician, whose criticism of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has grown progressively sharper, may not figure on the BJP’s list of candidates for the Lok Sabha polls at all. In the given circumstances, the Sinha would be fielded from his home turf on Congress ticket, while BJP would field Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, who also hails from Patna. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM'”Given that Patna Sahib is an urban and Kayastha community dominated seat, it is quite clear that accessibility of a leader among voters would play a decisive role in winning the seat,” political experts said, adding that Sinha is a mass leader, while Prasad is limited to his coteries. However, it would too early to predict who would win the politically crucial race as the both the leaders would be largely dependent on Kayastha community vote, the experts said, adding that Sinha may take some lead if he manages to get the lion’s share of Kayastha community and others. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KThere six assembly constituencies under the Patna Sahib parliamentary seat and a total number of electorates is over 20 lakh. Out of the six assembly constituencies, only one Fatuha was won by Rama Nand Yadav of RJD in 2015, while remaining five seats were won by BJP candidates. The other five assembly constituencies under the Patna Sahib Lok Sabha seat are Bakhtiarpur, Digha, Bankipur, Kumhrar and Patna Sahib. In the 2014 general elections, Shatrughan Sinha had won the seat by securing 4.85 lakh votes, while Congress candidate Kunal Singh had secured over 2 lakh votes. Notably, if Ravi Shankar Prasad’s name appears on BJP’s list, it would be his first election to a berth in Lok Sabha. Party insiders told Millennium Post that he was once denied ticket to contest assembly election in Bihar from Patna West seat in 1990s. At that time grassroot leader Navin Kishore Prasad Sinha was being preferred over Prasad to contest Patna West seat.last_img read more

Estee Lauder wants Deciem founder Brandon Truaxe out after he shuts down

Screen Shot The company alleged Truaxe also sent a mass email “purporting to terminate for cause various employees and members of Deciem’s executive team, including (his) co-chief executive officer and the chief financial officer.”It said that Truaxe threatened that anyone who did not follow his directions “will be terminated.”“These actions have caused and are causing irreparable harm to Deciem’s business and chaos and confusion for Deciem’s employees, customers, consumers, suppliers, landlords and other stakeholders,” Estee Lauder said in the documents.Estee Lauder is asking for PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP to be appointed to investigate Truaxe’s claims of criminal activity and report on Deciem’s financial condition to its board of directors.Estee Lauder, which confirmed it made the filing but would not comment further because the issue is pending litigation, said it counts hundreds of “outrageous, disturbing, defamatory, and/or offensive posts on Deciem’s social media accounts and/or websites” that have been made since January.In January, Truaxe posted about an attempted hack on Deciem’s Instagram page, saying “This could be a past employee, someone who doesn’t like us, a competitor, we don’t really know but we’re going to find out.”Days later he was telling his followers that he was dropping his chief executive officer title in favour of “worker” and months after, made remarks on Instagram that angered fans of the brand so much that they began burning Deciem products.In February, he ousted Nicola Kilner as his co-CEO, but by July, he used Instagram to note her return to the company. Estee Lauder’s court filing says both decisions were made “unilaterally” and without being run by the board of directors or Estee Lauder.Estee Lauder wants Kilner to be appointed as Truaxe’s replacement.Estee Lauder said it wasn’t the first time Truaxe made decisions without consulting stakeholders. The company alleges Truaxe also entered into lease agreements without consulting them or considering Deciem’s “liquidity position.”Estee Lauder’s court filing notes that on May 9, Truaxe was detained by U.K. authorities “because of his erratic behaviour.” The company said he was taken to a London psychiatric hospital, where he stayed for several days.After more “particularly erratic and disturbing behaviour” in late May and June, the company said he stayed at another psychiatric facility in Canada for about three more days.Estee Lauder also noted that in his video closing the company’s stores, he also appeared to be “disturbing and incoherent” when he said “I’ve been a soldier for 13 years and been made fun of as a drug dealer and porn actor. It’s all ending now.”“Unfortunately, Truaxe’s conduct has continued to become more erratic and concerning,” Estee Lauder’s court filing said. The company further said it “must turn to this Court seeking relief to prevent further harm to the business and to their investment.”The respondents to Estee Lauder’s action — including Deciem and Truaxe — must indicate to the court if they intend to oppose the application.Stephen Kaplan, Deciem’s former chief financial officer, said in an email to The Canadian Press that he did not want to discuss the company’s current situation or his time working there, but noted that the recent drama was not a shock.“I am not surprised by the current events based on Brandon’s erratic behaviour, as evidenced by his Instagram posts,” said Kaplan. “I hope that Estee Lauder can install a competent management team and with this in place, I believe that Deciem can continue to be a very successful company.” TORONTO — Estee Lauder Companies Inc. is seeking to oust the founder of Toronto-based beauty brand Deciem, days after he abruptly announced on social media that he was closing down his company.The New York City-based cosmetics giant — which holds one third of Deciem’s voting shares — is asking the Ontario Superior Court to remove Brandon Truaxe as chief executive officer and a member of the board of directors at Deciem, and to prevent him from “issuing statements or circulating media” on Deciem’s social media accounts and restricted from talking to the company’s employees, according to an Ontario court filing today.“Truaxe has exhibited extremely erratic, disturbing and offensive behaviour in his role as president and chief executive officer over the course of this year,” Estee Lauder’s court filing said. “That behaviour was chaotic and harmed Deciem’s business and reputation.”Estee Lauder’s legal actions were prompted by an Instagram video Truaxe posted over the weekend, where he said he is shutting down operations at Deciem, known as “the Abnormal Beauty Company,” until further notice. The company says the actions of Truaxe are “oppressive or unfairly prejudicial to or that unfairly disregards the interests of Estee Lauder”.“Please take me seriously,” he said, in the video, where he does not give a clear reason for closing the company that has become a favourite of Kim Kardashian West and attracted a cult following with its inexpensive “The Ordinary” products. “Almost everyone at Deciem has been involved in a major criminal activity, which includes financial crimes and much other. You have no idea what a soldier I have been for 13 years.”Estee Lauder’s lawyer Mark Gelowitz refused to comment on the filing that was also made against Integridad Inc., which holds two-thirds of Deciem’s outstanding voting shares, and Pasquale Cusano, a Deciem board member Estee Lauder said Truaxe once tried to replace with another employee. The filing does not outline what legal action is being taken against Cusano.Deciem’s board consists of Truaxe, Cusano and Estee Lauder’s nominee Andrew Ross.The allegations by Estee Lauder have not been proven in court. Truaxe and Deciem did not respond to multiple requests for comment, and efforts to contact Cusano and Ross have been unsuccessful. Truaxe posted a copy of Estee Lauder’s application and emails from its lawyer on Instagram on Thursday morning.In its legal filing, Estee Lauder said Truaxe’s decision to shut down the company happened without consulting Deciem’s board of directors or Estee Lauder.Stores on the Deciem website are all marked as closed. read more

Nigerian named by UN to probe effects of toxic waste dumping on

The chairman of the 53-nation Commission, Ambassador Mike Smith of Australia, appointed Okechukwu Ibeanu to serve in his individual capacity, until 2007, as the Special Rapporteur on the adverse effects of the illicit movement and dumping of toxic and dangerous products and wastes on the enjoyment of human rights and on the companies and countries involved in such the practices.Dr. Ibeanu succeeds Fatma-Zohra Ouhachi-Vesely of Algeria, who served as Special Rapporteur from the establishment of the mandate in 1995 until July 2004.A professor of political science at the University of Nigeria’s Nsukka campus, Dr. Ibeanu has published widely on the social and environmental impact of the petrochemical industry in Nigeria, the link between environmental issues and security, and has served on the scientific panels of several international organizations.He was on leave from his university post to work in the Nigerian office of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.The new Special Rapporteur would make “a global, multidisciplinary study of existing problems and new trends of and solutions to illicit traffic and dumping of toxic and dangerous products and wastes, particularly in developing countries,” as well as “concrete recommendations and proposals on adequate measures to control, reduce and eradicate these phenomena,” the Commission said.He was also to “produce annually a list of the countries and transnational corporations engaged in the illicit dumping of toxic and dangerous products and wastes in African and other developing countries and a census of human persons killed, maimed or otherwise injured in the developing countries through this heinous act.” read more

Mobster 78 charged with Goodfellas airport heist after being caught on a

first_img“Jimmy buried over a dozen bodies … under the bocce courts,” Hill wrote in his book, “A Goodfella’s Guide to New York.”FBI agents search the backyard of a house once occupied by Jimmy Burke in New York. (Pic: AP Photo/Kathy Willens)Katz once owned a warehouse where mobsters stored stolen goods, according to the court papers. After a raid at the warehouse, Asaro and Burke began to suspect Katz was a law enforcement informant. Asaro told the cooperator that Burke “had killed Katz with a dog chain because they believed he was a ‘rat,’” the papers say.The cooperator told investigators that Asaro and Burke brought Katz’s body to a vacant home in Queens where it was concealed beneath a cement floor. In the 1980s, Burke ordered the cooperator to dig up the remains and move them to another location.The Asaros also were charged with arson in the 1981 torching of a building that was the former home of a nightclub called Afters that was “a known meeting place of many organised crime members and associates” that was named for “after Lufthansa,” the papers say.The owner of an Italian restaurant from the night spot “was upset that the new owners of Afters were going to replace it with a social club that catered to African Americans” so the father ordered his son to burn it down by igniting gasoline with a burning rubber ball thrown through a window, they say.Massino was convicted in 2004 on charges he had a hand in multiple gangland murders, including the execution of a mobster who vouched for FBI undercover agent Donnie Brasco, a story that also was turned into a movie.In July, Massino saw his life prison sentence reduced to time served after prosecutors praised his work as a government cooperator.Read: Charred bodies of Canadian mafiosi found in Sicily >Read: Italian court confirms Berlusconi ally guilty in mafia case > MORE THAN 30 years after Vincent Asaro is believed to have gotten away with helping hatch a $6 million airport heist dramatised in the hit Martin Scorsese movie “Goodfellas”, prosecutors say the reputed mobster slipped up and complained to the wrong person that he’d been cheated by another gangster named James “Jimmy the Gent” Burke.“We never got our right money, what we were supposed to get,” the 78-year-old Asaro told a cooperator wearing a wire in 2011, according to the court papers. “Jimmy Burke kept everything.”Burke inspired Robert De Niro’s character in “Goodfellas,” which was based on Nicholas Pileggi’s book “Wiseguy” and told the story of Hill’s time in the mob and subsequent cooperation with law enforcement.Asaro’s profanity-laced rant was a break in an investigation that resulted yesterday in murder, robbery, extortion, arson and other charges against Asaro and four other defendants, including Asaro’s son, Jerome.The men were named in a racketeering indictment and other court papers that Asaro’s defence attorney, Gerald McMahon, dismissively said at times read like another movie script.“Marty needed a sequel and Loretta said she would help out,” McMahon told reporters outside court, referring to the famed director and U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch.The father and son, both identified as captains in the Bonanno organised crime family, pleaded not guilty through their attorneys and were ordered held without bail at a brief appearance in federal court in Brooklyn.McMahon accused authorities of using shady turncoat gangsters to frame his client, including former Bonanno boss Joseph Massino, the highest-ranking member of the city’s five organised crime families to break the mob’s vow of silence.Massino “is one of the worst witnesses I’ve ever seen,” McMahon said. He added that Asaro had given him “marching orders” that “there will be no plea and he will walk out the door a free man.”A lawyer for Jerome Asaro declined to comment.In this April, 1979, Jimmy Burke is led handcuffed from a law enforcement vehicle in New York. (Pic: AP Photo/File)The indictment accused Vincent Asaro of helping to direct the 1978 Lufthansa Airlines heist at Kennedy airport, one of the largest cash thefts in American history.Hooded gunmen looted a vault in the airline’s cargo terminal and stole about $5 million in untraceable U.S. currency that was being returned to the United States from Germany, along with about $1 million in jewelry. The cash was never found.According to court papers, an unidentified mob associate who pleaded guilty and became a cooperating witness told investigators that he participated in the robbery at the direction of Asaro.The theft was orchestrated by Burke, a late Lucchese crime family associate who was close to Asaro, who told the bandits that he had a “score” that would make them rich, the papers say.Each robber was supposed to be paid $750,000, but the cooperating witness said “most did not receive their share, either because they were killed first or it was never given to them,” according to the court papers.In addition to the heist, the elder Asaro was charged in the 1969 murder of Paul Katz, whose remains were found last year during an FBI dig at a house once occupied by Burke.According to the cooperating witness, Asaro and Burke were business partners in Robert’s Lounge, the papers say. The saloon was described by a fellow Lucchese associate of Burke, the late Henry Hill, as Burke’s private cemetery.last_img read more

Travel gadgets Packing light while staying connected

first_imgIt’s almost July and travel season is upon us, which means that many of us will be packing our bags, charging our gadgets, and shipping off for a few days. Whether you are going near or far you’ll probably want to pack some of you electronic necessities so that you can have some twenty-first century comforts and conveniences and you can stay connected, if you’d like.Throwing all your stuff in a suitcase is easy enough but, this being the summer time, you probably want to pack light–especially if you are going some place warm or you’d like to avoid checking a bag. In this gadget travel guide we’ll run through my choice of gear for having a sufficient amount of technology when you on traveling without going over your airline’s ever-decreasing baggage weight restriction.AdChoices广告Canon S95For most people a camera is the single most important piece of gear they will take with them. For my trips I leave my bulky DSLR and its lenses at home and opt for a Canon S95. This high-end compact camera offers excellent image quality thanks to a large sensor, can record HD video, and has tons of controls, but still manages to be small enough to fit in any pocket. And at 6.8 oz it doesn’t weigh me down either. The S95 is easy to use and is quite discrete which is a major bonus if you are going to another country. The main trade off is that zoom is limited to just 3x so you’ll lose out on long shots.iPad 2 – 16GB WiFiNot sure about everyone else, but when I leave my home I still want some way to stay connected to my email and other online activities. In the past I’ve always brought a laptop with me, but this time I’m taking my iPad 2. When I’m away I’ll need a way to check my email, travel notes, and maps, but I won’t need (or want to) type a lot, so the iPad is a great fit. I try to stay at hotels with WiFi so it’s not a problem to have the WiFi version as opposed to the AT&T’s 3G one. At 1.33 pounds the iPad is quite light and it’s slim enough to fit in any bag. With a great app selection, Kindle books, and lots of games I’m sure the iPad will be a big hit on any trip.(By the way- I have an iPad 2, but your preference of tablet would work just as well. Something like the Galaxy Tab 10.1 would be a fine choice if that’s more to your liking.)iPad Camera Connection KitThe iPad 2, sadly, has neither an SD card slot nor a USB slot so getting it to play with other devices can be a challenge. I picked up the $29 iPad Camera Connection Kit so that I could transfer images to my iPad where I can a) store a backup copy b) remove bad shots c) do some light editing with Nik Software’s SnapSeed. Going through my photos on the flight home has become a bit of a travel ritual of mine, and doing that on the iPad will be much better then doing the same thing on my camera’s LCD.Overall, I wasn’t thrilled to spend $29 on an SD card reader, but it works well and I’ll get enough use of out if that I think it was worth the purchase.iPhone 4 (or similar smartphone)If you are travelling I’d highly recommend packing a GSM-equipped, app-enabled, smartphone. The iPhone 4 fits the bill (though the micro SIM can be an issue), but any “world phone” or GSM Android smartphone would work as well. The main point is that you have a small device that packs a good camera, a WiFi-device for research, and something for emergency communications.One of the keys for traveling with a smartphone is getting the right apps. In addition to the obvious travel guides, a smart choice is something like OffMaps, which allows you to download highly details maps and save them to your device which means you can access them without a data package.Bad Elf GPSThis is one for the GPS geeks out there, but I’ll be excited to pack it. This tiny GPS receiver plugs into any iOS device and gives it a very good GPS connection. It will give a WiFi iPad a GPS signal (it doesn’t have a GPS chip on-board) and it will mean that an iPhone in Airplane Mode will have GPS access as well. I’ll use this to figure out where the heck I am (in combination with OpenMaps) and to record tracks so I can geotag my photos once I get home.Outlet adapterAfter a few trips to countries with 220V outlets I’ve found that I don’t generally need a full-on outlet converter, but an adapter is one of the most useful pieces of gear I take with me. Most laptops–and the iPad–have a 120-220V power adapter so you don’t need anything more than the adapter in order to power up. This is just about the best dollar you’ll spend when trying to bring your gear overseas (depending on where you are going)Also Consider:Micro Four Thirds cameraThis is a nice middle ground between and DSLR and a point-and-shoot, but with the S95 I think I’m set. If I wanted to take more printable shots or needed more range, this would be my go-to.Seagate GoFlex Satellite wireless hard driveThis is a great way to give your iPad 500GB of wireless storage, but I just don’t need that much. If you are a video or music fiend than this something that could come in quite handy.What to leave home when traveling light:DSLR (plus lenses and camera bag)LaptopNintendo 3DS (or other portable gaming system)So that’s my list, plus a few other things to consider (or not consider, as the case may be). Anything you ditch when traveling light? Anything you absolutely need when away from home?last_img read more

Mexican drug lord El Chapo pleads not guilty in US

first_img 23,885 Views Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Short URL Jan 20th 2017, 10:35 PM Share128 Tweet Email1 Updated:22.40 Joaquin Guzman, pictured in February 2014 Source: AP/Press Association ImagesMEXICAN DRUG LORD Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, one of the world’s most notorious criminals, pleaded not guilty in a US court today to a raft of firearms, drug trafficking and conspiracy charges that could see him jailed for life.Less than 24 hours after being extradited by Mexico, the 59-year-old drug baron looked tired as he stood in blue prison scrubs flanked by his US public defenders for the brief, 10-minute hearing in a federal court in Brooklyn.US prosecutors say Guzman’s Sinaloa cartel is responsible for distributing hundreds of thousands of kilos of heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine and marijuana throughout the United States, reaping billions of dollars in profits.They hailed his extradition as a milestone in efforts to bring Guzman to justice, rushing out the announcement in the final hours before Republican President Donald Trump took the oath of office.It caps a Hollywood-worthy cat-and-mouse game between authorities and the slippery drug lord, who escaped spectacularly from prison twice, in a laundry cart in 2001 and through a tunnel under his shower in 2015.His feats turned him into a legend of Mexico’s underworld, with musicians singing his praises in folk ballads, but his cartel controlled a massive international drugs distribution network and presided over deadly turf wars.Guzman spoke softly in court on Friday, addressing Magistrate Judge James Orenstein in barely audible Spanish as “yes, sir” through an interpreter while holding his hands behind his back.He has been slapped with a sweeping 17-count indictment that includes criminal enterprise dating back decades from 1989 to 2014, drug importation, illegal use of firearms and money laundering conspiracy. Source: ABC News/YouTube“We enter a plea of not guilty on his behalf,” said one of his defenders.It remains how quickly a trial will get underway in a massively complicated case spanning multiple jurisdictions. The next hearing was set for February 3.Life behind barsIf found guilty, Guzman stands to spend the rest of his life in a maximum security US prison. Prosecutors are also seeking to obtain a $14 billion criminal forfeiture order against him.“He’s a man known for no other life than a life of crime, violence, death and destruction and now he’ll have to answer to that,” US Attorney Robert Capers told reporters on Friday.The drug baron, whom US prosecutors said was known to carry a gold-plated AK-47 assault rifle and a diamond-encrusted handgun, had campaigned against extradition since being recaptured last January following his second jailbreak. Friday 20 Jan 2017, 10:35 PMcenter_img http://jrnl.ie/3195628 Mexican drug lord ‘El Chapo’ pleads not guilty in US Guzman, one of the world’s most notorious criminals, has been extradited to the US to face charges. 12 Comments By AFP El Chapo is still seen by some as a cult figure. Source: AP/Press Association ImagesMexico’s government said it agreed to extradite Guzman after the United States pledged not to seek the death penalty at his trial and had accepted a US request to impose additional charges against him.President Enrique Pena Nieto had previously refused to extradite Guzman, but changed tack after the drug lord’s latest escape in July 2015.But questions have also been raised over the timing. Trump, who takes office on Friday, has publicly clashed with Mexico over trade and immigration issues and has pledged to build a wall on the US-Mexican border.One of Guzman’s lawyers, Silvia Delgado, told Milenio television that she was surprised, calling the extradition “illegal” with another petition pending.Homeland Security Special Agent Angel Melendez gave a dramatic account of Guzman’s arrival at MacArthur Airport the night before and US authorities have stressed that Guzman will have no means of escaping a US prison.Cancerous tumor“As he deplaned, as you looked into his eyes, you could see the surprise, you could see the shock and to a certain extent you could see the fear… that he is about to face American justice,” Melendez said.“I assure you no tunnel will be built leading into his bathroom,” he added.Prosecutors say Guzman rose to infamy after fending off competition from Colombian cartels to oversee a drug trafficking network from the Pacific to the Atlantic, keeping “an army of hitmen at the ready” to protect his empire.He is charged in six indictments throughout the United States, and the Mexican foreign ministry had also approved extradition bids from California and Texas. A NYPD emergency unit detail arrives for a convoy carrying El Chapo after his court hearing Source: Bebeto Matthews/PA“Guzman’s destructive and murderous rise as an international narcotics trafficker, is akin to that of a small cancerous tumor that metastasised and grew into a full-blown scourge that for decades littered the streets of Mexico with the casualties of violent drug wars,” Capers said.Guzman was first captured in Guatemala in 1993, only to escape from a maximum-security prison in 2001.Mexican marines backed by the US Drug Enforcement Administration arrested him in 2014, but he escaped again just 17 months later.His henchmen dug a 1.5-kilometer (one-mile) tunnel that opened into his cell’s shower at the Altiplano prison near Mexico City, allowing him to slip out and flee on a remodeled motorbike that was fitted on tracks.Guzman was recaptured in January 2016.Authorities said they tracked him down after Guzman held a clandestine meeting with US actor Sean Penn and Mexican-American actress Kate del Castillo, with whom he exchanged flirtatious text messages.© – AFP, 2017Read: Self-confessed germaphobe Donald Trump will have to shake around 65,000 hands a yearRead: What time is it on? 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In Our View Trumps Words UnAmerican

first_imgThe threat is real. It is profound. It is a danger to the ideals that have made the United States a beacon of freedom for the world.Each time President Donald Trump decries “fake news” or says the media is “the enemy of the people” or points to reporters and calls them “horrible, horrendous people,” a little piece of America dies. And yet the president persists, undermining the very foundation of this nation while creating a cultural divide that will have lasting repercussions.Because of that, The Columbian is joining with newspapers throughout the country today in editorializing against these most un-American actions by an American president. Trump’s frequent harangues against the media, born of thin-skinned immaturity and disrespect for the pillars of this nation, represent an appalling and unacceptable rejection of all that makes America great.When it comes to considering the media in a free society, we are inclined to side with the Founding Fathers, who included, “Congress shall make no law … abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press,” in the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.Or with Thomas Jefferson, who wrote, “Were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter.”last_img read more

Alan Shearer reacts to Liverpool FCs 21 win over Tottenham

first_imgAlan Shearer has reacted to Liverpool 2-1 victory against Tottenham, stating that he is “worried” about Liverpool’s strong start to the season, adding that the Reds are yet to hit top gear.Liverpool dominated 100 per cent to start the new campaign on Saturday afternoon as they grabbed a 2-1 victory at Tottenham in order to keep their joint spot at the top of the table.While talking about the Match of the Day on Saturday evening, Shearer said, according to The Sports Review:“Liverpool definitely deserved it but the worrying thing is they weren’t even at their best. If they had been, they could have probably scored six or seven.Roberto Firmino, LiverpoolVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.“They should have had a field day because their pressing at times was excellent and they pressured Tottenham into making mistakes.”Coming up next for the Reds is their Champions’ League group stage opener against Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday night at Anfield.Also, Liverpool plans to go one step further this season after they got to the final but lost to Real Madrid last term.last_img read more