Davis Cup: Paes & Bopanna come back from two sets down to keep India alive

first_imgThe first time the Indians got a break in the third set, Leander Paes chest-bumped Rohan Bopanna. But it was one of the softest chest bumps from the Indian veteran. Perhaps, Paes was aware that the job was not done yet with India two sets down against the Serbs.Next game, Paes served out the set but India were still trailing 1-2. Things changed dramatically thereafter as Bopanna and Paes gave the large Bangalore crowd, plenty of reasons to cheer at the top of its voice.Bopanna played a solid hand in front while the evergreen Paes lifted the Indian spirits to keep the Davis Cup World Group play-off hopes alive with a 1-6, 6-7(4), 6-3, 6-3, 8-6 win over Nenad Zimonjic and Ilija Bozoljac here on SaturdayIn the final game, Zimonjic double-faulted to give India two match points and then pushed a half volley wide. Paes leapt into Bopanna’s arms as the Bangalore crowd exploded in jubilation to celebrate a remarkable victory by two of the best Indian doubles players.Things, however, were far from rosy after two sets. Paes looked far too ordinary with his serve and Bopanna was erratic. The veteran managed to hold serve just twice in the first two sets and Bopanna’s backhand wasn’t producing the expected results.”This was certainly the best doubles match of my Davis Cup career. Down two sets and coming back against this team which has Zimonjic, who is ranked fourth in the world, and Bozoljac, it was a remarkable win,” said Paes.advertisementZimonjic had his trainer out for assistance after the fifth game of the third set. He hurt his neck while going for a forehand and from there on, was off colour.”I went for a forehand and suddenly realised that something happened to my neck. I was a bit restricted and couldn’t play the way I wanted to but credit to the Indians for the win,” said Zimonjic.The extended break allowed the Indian pair to regroup and the 7,000 capacity stadium roared at every point that the Indian won. After the medical assistance, Zimonjic came back to serve in the sixth game. But his booming serves looked pedestrian and he was broken immediately.The Indians had a spring in their stride as they headed to the fourth set.Zimonjic, 38, was again broken in the very first game. Bopanna’s backhands were finding their targets and he came up with some brilliant crosscourt shots. Soon, even the experienced Zimonzic started to find the going tough and seemed to be under pressure.The former doubles No. 1 doublefaulted three times in the ninth game to allow India to draw level with a 6-3 win in the set.The decider saw both teams fired up. While Zimonjic was struggling, Bozoljac kept up the pace and his serves didn’t let the Indians have an easy time.Paes made it 7-6 in the 13th game. Zimonjic was again targeted and the Serbian crumbled under pressure, double-faulting at a crucial juncture.last_img read more

Schroder leads OKC Thunder past Golden State Warriors, 120-92

first_imgKevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday PLAY LIST 03:12Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday01:43Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals?02:25Raptors or Warriors? PBA players take their pick of NBA champ02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. A 3-pointer by Gallinari put the Thunder ahead 95-56 with just over four minutes left in the third quarter and forced a Warriors timeout. Oklahoma City led 105-68 heading into the final period.TIP-INSWarriors: C Kevon Looney sat out with a neuropathic condition in his right hamstring. … The Warriors had 12 turnovers in the first half. … Curry was called for a technical foul in the third quarter after hitting Thunder G Terrance Ferguson in the crotch area. … D’Angelo Russell was ejected in the third quarter for arguing with an official. He finished with six points on 3 for 10 shooting.Thunder: G/F Andre Roberson remains out as the team manages his return from a left knee injury that has kept him out the past 1 1/2 years. … G Terrance Ferguson made his first field goal of the season in the first quarter. He entered the day 0 for 4 in two games and 46 minutes of action. He finished this game with 13 points on 5 for 7 shooting. /gsgADVERTISEMENT Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical Becoming his own man Hastily completed Someone from the Philippines could win a $208 million jackpot this week!center_img Danilo Gallinari added 21 points and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander had 19 points and nine rebounds for the Thunder. They opened the season with losses to Utah and Washington.Stephen Curry scored 23 points for the Warriors, making 7 of 18 shots while his teammates made just 23 of 74.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practiceGolden State was coming off a season-opening home loss to the Los Angeles Clippers.Oklahoma City roared out to a 70-37 halftime lead. The Thunder shot 56.5% before the break while holding the Warriors to 27.5 %. Schroder had 16 points and six rebounds in the first half. Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ MOST READ DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? This jewelry designer is also an architect OKLAHOMA CITY — Dennis Schroder scored 22 points to help the Oklahoma City Thunder rout the Golden State Warriors 120-92 on Sunday for their first victory of the season.Oklahoma City Thunder forward Nerlens Noel (9) hangs from the basket after dunking in front of Golden State Warriors guard D’Angelo Russell in the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019, in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)The blowout matched Oklahoma City’s largest margin of victory over the Warriors since the franchise moved from Seattle before the 2008-09 season.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Bigg Boss 11 Day 73 preview: Priyank sports a bikini, Hiten dresses like Arshi to make the robots laugh

first_imgBigg Boss 11’s luxury budget task BB Lab will continue in tonight’s episode. The tables will be turned, as Hina, Priyank, Hiten and Akash who were robots will today will the ones who will evoke emotions in Vikas, Arshi, Shilpa and Luv who will play robots. The task has been a perfect platform for the housemates to vent out their bottled up feelings for each other. In tonight’s episode, Hina and Priyank will avenge their insults from Vikas Gupta. Vikas had lashed out at Hina and Priyank and also made personal comments on them. Hina will allege Vikas that he doesn’t know how to speak to girls. Priyank on the other hand will yell at Vikas and and say how dare he questions his friendship. He will also slam him for calling his and Divya’s relationship as fake. .@eyehinakhan aur @ipriyanksharmaa ne liya jamm kar badla! Tune in tonight at 10:30 PM to watch the second half of the BB Lab task! #BBSneakPeek pic.twitter.com/A2u6f0wkSw- COLORS (@ColorsTV) December 13, 2017Hiten Tejwani will be a surprise package in tonight’s episode. The actor will dress up in a sari and mimic Arshi Khan. He will be a laugh riot on the show. His efforts will be appreciated by Vikas, Arshi and Shilpa. Woah! @tentej has an exciting plan to make the robots laugh! Did you expect that from him? Catch all the drama tonight at 10:30 PM. #BB11 #BBSneakPeek pic.twitter.com/qdDTyU0CCv- COLORS (@ColorsTV) December 13, 2017In order to make the contestants laugh, Priyank Sharma will sport Hina Khan’s bikini. Priyank will make you laugh out loud in his bikini avatar but nonetheless will slay it the bikini look.advertisementLet’s see which team performed better and won the luxury task for this week.last_img read more

World Cup 2018: Pique-Isco save little bird, win hearts on social media

first_imgAs Spain huffed and puffed to 1-0 victory over Iran credit a fortuitous second half goal by Diego Costa, it was a pitch intruder in the first half that stole the show.A small bird had found itself in the middle of the pitch, Gerard Pique saved the little creature from meeting a nasty end from someone’s boot.After being saved by Pique, who was playing his 100th international, the small confused bird found itself again on the pitch and this time Isco came to its rescue.2018 FIFA WORLD CUP: FULL COVERAGEThe Spanish stars became heroes for the internet as they graciously escorted the bird off to the relative safety of the touchline.Pique & Isco saving little birds is officially the cutest thing that ever happened on a football field pic.twitter.com/Mpyy1n9lgmsarah (@woodyinha9) June 21, 2018So Pique just picked up a bird today before the match… Nbd pic.twitter.com/9wuq7qjjZ5CommandoBandit (@Champeyon) June 21, 2018Gerard Pique helps a little bird#_ pic.twitter.com/ey8sZWXjvqEGY (@essam3rab_UA07) June 20, 2018Piqué lifting that little bird off the ground and letting it fly away… as if he wasnt perfect enough #WorldCup18 #spainvsiran pic.twitter.com/sSalb3dKLpNALLY (@SMcNallyMusic1) June 20, 2018As for the match itself, Costa claimed his third goal of the tournament in the 54th minute at Kazan Arena but the striker hardly knew about it, the ball deflecting off his knee from an attempted clearance by hapless Iran defender Ramin Rezaeian.FIFA WORLD CUP: FIXTURES | POINTS TABLEadvertisementThe result put Spain joint top of Group B with Iberian rivals Portugal on four points ahead of their last match against the already eliminated Morocco.Spain’s Costa furious with Iran’s play-acting and time-wasting tacticsIran remain on three points and can reach the knockout rounds for the first time with victory over Portugal.After a match played out to a deafening blare from vuvuzelas blown by a huge army of Iranian fans, Spain will feel relieved to have emerged with the points and content that they played the better football against Carlos Queiroz’s stingy side.”We were not lying yesterday when we said in the press conference Iran is a tough team,” said Spain coach Fernando Hierro, who replaced the sacked Julen Lopetegui only two days before their opening match against Portugal.”It is very hard to score against them… We are very happy with three points.”(With Reuters inputs)last_img read more

Vijay Mallya used Kingfisher Airlines to launder Rs 9990 crore, reveals ED chargesheet

first_imgFugitive liquor baron Vijay Mallya used Kingfisher Airlines to launder Rs 9,990 crore, the second chargesheet filed by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) revealed.The chargesheet claimed that Mallya entered into a criminal conspiracy, cheated the consortium of banks by way of over invoicing, misrepresentation in diverting the outward remittances, layering and integration through a complex web of financial transactions.The ED filed a second chargesheet against Vijay Mallya, Kingfisher Airlines Ltd (KAL) and United Breweries (Holding) Ltd under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).Vijay Mallya, CEO, Chairman and controller of KAL, knowingly and intentionally participated in criminal activities and acquired Rs 9,990.07 crore by conspiring to cheat the lender banks in the consortium of banks, in connivance with the other officials of KAL.According to the chargesheet, Mallya has been accused of generating the proceeds of crime (PoC) of property involving in money laundering, and carried out criminal activities related to scheduled offences as defined under Section 2(1)(u) of the PMLA.Indiatoday.in has reviewed the 5,300 page-long second chargesheet filed in the case. The chargesheet claims that Vijay Mallya used KAL as a means to launder money.”KAL was the entity fully controlled by Vijay Mallya, which was used a vehicle to launder the proceeds of crime, so generated,” the chargesheet stated.United Breweries Holdings Ltd (UBHL) has been charged for knowingly indulging itself in assisting in money laundering, as it had given corporate guarantees to the consortium of banks in case there is a default in repayment of loan amount by KAL.advertisement”UBHL as part of conspiracy, deliberately and intentionally did not honour the same and filed a suit before the Bombay High Court after a period of three years stating that the guarantee was obtained under duress,” the chargesheet said.How Mallya diverted money?Primarily, the modus operandi for siphoning off money abroad was by over-invoicing the lease rent and other payments. Mallya over-invoiced import of services to around 60 per cent.He also used to transfer funds from his foreign bank accounts such as HSBC Bank, London, giving false declaration about the purpose of remittances as operational expenses and then diverting these funds to his sister concern Force India Formula One Team Ltd, owned by Watson Ltd.The financial transactions (or laundering of money) trailed by ED includes:1. Deliberate siphoning of funds to the tune of Rs 45.42 crore (approx) was diverted for making payments towards the rental lease of Corporate Jet which was exclusively used by Vijay Mallya.2. An amount of Rs 3,432.40 crore has been siphoned off, towards lease rental for aircrafts by way of over invoicing and other payments.For instance, Veling Narain was paid Rs 102 crore for lease rentals of two aircrafts ie ATR 72-500, which were in the name of Veling Narain Ltd and Veling Sacheedanand Ltd, based in Mauritius.The chargesheet claimed that one of the senior employee of Veiling Narain namely Hitesh Patel, being an ex-employee of UB Group confirmed siphoning off/diversion of funds.3. A loan amount of Rs 15.90 cr was siphoned off and diverted from the bank account of KAL held with Deutsche Bank to Royal Challengers Sports Pvt Ltd, Bangalore.The investigation revealed that KAL from its bank account held with State Bank of India transferred an amount of Rs 24.30 crore to the bank account of KAL held with UCO Bank.Further, out of the said amount, around Rs 16 cr was transferred to the bank account of KAL held with Deutsche Bank in 2009. Thereafter, from the said amount of Rs 16 crore, an amount of Rs 15.90 crore was transferred to Royal Challengers Sports Pvt Ltd.4. An amount of Rs 2.80 crore were diverted towards repayment of earlier loan of ICICI Bank contrary to the purpose of the loan amounts taken from banks.With this, it got established that Vijay Mallya through his company KAL was using the loans obtained from one bank to offset the loan of another bank without declaring the same as a purpose to obtain the loan in their loan application.Mallya misled Axis Bank to divert money in Formula OneAs per the chargesheet, between 2008-2012, KAL made payments aggregating to Rs 255 crore to Force India Formula One Team Ltd (FIF1TL).To make it happen, Mallya misled the banks on the false pretext of transferring the funds for legitimate utilisation and instead diverted and siphoned off the money to FIF1TL in guise of advertising and promotional expenditure.Investigation revealed that payments were routed through the bank account of KAL held with HSBC Plc. London to conceal and avoid scrutiny of bankers. Instances were noticed where transfers were made from the Axis Bank accounts of KAL to the HSBC Bank in London.advertisementMallya misled Axis Bank by saying, “As you are aware, we have created a branch office in London and this account has been opened for making local payments in UK such as fuel, airport charges, hotel expenditure and other operating expenses in connection with our flights to London.”Instead, the amount being credited to the HSBC Bank, London were immediately transferred to Force India who had their bank account with Fortis Bank.PoC worth Rs 9,990 croreGoing back, Vijay Mallya and KAL had obtained the loan amounts by way of gross misrepresentation of facts to the banks.The lead consortium of banks ie SBI has reported that the total outstanding loan amount is Rs 4,930.34 crore (excluding unapplied interest). These are the proceeds of crime in terms of Section 2(1)(u) of PMLA, 2002.In addition, an amount of Rs 695.50 crore was part of share of loan of IDBI Bank Ltd for which a separate case has been registered and investigated. Thus, after deducting the amount of Rs 695.50 crore from the total estimated PoC, the amount comes down to Rs 4234.84 crore.Moreover, the Debt Recovery Tribunal (DRT) in its order dated January 2017, had made KAL, UBHL, Vijay Mallya and Kingfisher Finvest (India) Ltd – (a 100 per cent subsidiary of UBHL) jointly and severally liable for an amount of Rs 6203 crore with further interest of 11.50 per cent.Thus, the SBI has calculated the total amount of proceeds of crime to the tune of Rs 9990.07 crore as on May 2018.READ | Vijay Mallya loses USD 1.55 billion assets case in UK courtREAD | Exclusive: How Vijay Mallya splurged public money on IPL teamWATCH | Emails with India Today incriminate Vijay Mallya before his extradition hearinglast_img read more

Nuno criticises VAR after Neves wonderstrike

first_imgWolves coach Nuno Espirito Santo says the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) cannot be allowed to affect goal celebrations after his side drew 1-1 with Manchester United.Ruben Neves scored a sensational equaliser at Molineux on Monday to cancel out Anthony Martial’s first-half opener for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men.The midfielder unleashed a stunning curling strike that clipped the underside of the crossbar, scoring his 10th goal from outside the penalty box for Wolves. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? But there were lengthy delays after the goal as VAR checked whether or not there was an offside in the build-up to Neves’ 20-yard effort.”I didn’t want to lose that moment,” Nuno told a news conference. “I don’t know how they’re going to solve it, I gave my opinion to it, but it’s the emotion.”You celebrate a goal and it’s such a beautiful moment, so when you are stood in silence waiting for it, don’t take that away from the people, because it’s the most important moment in football.”I was hoping [Neves would score], not expecting, because he’s fantastic. He has this technique of kicking the ball, he’s done it sometimes before, but he has to do it over and over again because this is what counts.”First goal of the 18/19 @premierleague season.First goal of the 19/20 @premierleague season.@rubendsneves_ pic.twitter.com/Yk3lYsZW0d — Wolves (@Wolves) August 19, 2019 After Rui Patricio saved Paul Pogba’s penalty at 1-1, Wolves became the first team to come from behind and avoid defeat in three consecutive Premier League games against Manchester United.Nuno’s men beat United at home in both the league and FA Cup last term and the head coach praised another high-class home performance from his side.”I am proud of all the performance because this is what matters in this moment of the competition,” he added.”It was a game of emotion, this is what Molineux enjoys and we have to thank them [the fans] so much because the atmosphere when we get control of the game and create chances, they really push us, amazing.The decisive Molineux moment #WOLMUN pic.twitter.com/7ZWe2EjREB — Premier League (@premierleague) August 19, 2019 “Let’s do what we do, play with the energy we should play with, embrace the challenge and fight for the game. The boys fought for every single ball, it was so good, I’m very proud of them.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Improved Pass Rates for 18 of 34 Subjects in CSEC

first_img Improved pass rates were recorded for 18 of the 34 subjects sat in the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) Examination this year. Story Highlights There were 195,498 subject entries of which 188,307 were sat. Of the subjects that were sat, 69.1 per cent were awarded grades 1 to 3.center_img Improved pass rates were recorded for 18 of the 34 subjects sat in the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) Examination this year.Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, revealed the results of the exam during a press conference at his National Heroes Circle offices in Kingston, on August 18.He noted that overall, the highest increase was in Economics, which recorded an improvement of 12.6 per cent.“There were also increases in the average pass rates for Additional Mathematics (3 per cent); Agricultural Science Double and Single Awards (2.5 and 4.4 per cent); Principles of Accounts (8 per cent); Information Technology (7.3 per cent); Technical Drawing (7.2 per cent) and Theatre Arts (9.3 per cent),” he said.However, there were declines in English B of 13.2 per cent, and Biology, 12 percent, compared with the previous year.The Minister further informed that five subjects had average pass rates of over 90 per cent. These are: Agricultural Science Double Award (96.8 per cent); Agricultural Science Single Award (91.3 per cent); Principles of Business (91.4 per cent); Physical Education and Sport (96.2 per cent); and Food (92 per cent).Turning to Mathematics and English Language, specifically, Mr. Reid noted that these subjects recorded passes of 50.2 and 70.8 per cent, respectively.“When the average attainment rates for Mathematics and English Language were compared with 2016 results, there is a satisfactory movement of 2.5 per cent increase in Mathematics and a little marginal decline in English Language of 0.4 per cent,” he said.A total of 33,799 students sat the exam of the 35,619 that were registered. Sixty seven per cent (22,556) obtained passes at grades 1 to 3. Some 307 more students were registered when compared to 2016.There were 195,498 subject entries of which 188,307 were sat. Of the subjects that were sat, 69.1 per cent were awarded grades 1 to 3.This was a 1.1 per cent increase compared to the previous year.last_img read more

Two Seafarers Die aboard Atlantska Plovidbas Bulker

first_imgzoomIllustration; Source: PxHere under CC0 Creative Commons license Two crew members aboard a bulk carrier, owned by Croatian company Atlantska Plovidba, have lost their lives during tank cleaning operations.Two more seafarers were injured in the incident that occurred aboard the 39,000-dwt vessel AP Dubrava in late afternoon hours of July 17, according to the shipowner.At the time, the Marshall Islands-flagged ship was sailing off the coast of Brazil. It immediately ceased its commercial voyage and headed toward the nearest port, the port of Tubarao in Brazil, that was 150 nautical miles away.A Brazilian navy helicopter was sent to provide assistance to the vessel. The medical team has confirmed the death of the two crew, while the other two seafarers were transported by helicopter to land for observation.Another sailor who was not directly involved in the incident has been transported to hospital, presumably due to stress, Atlantska Plovidba said.Relevant Marshall Islands authorities are scheduled to conduct an investigation.last_img read more

Weekly Traffic Advisories

first_img HANTS COUNTY: Rockwell Drive Rockwell Drive has alternating lane closures for road work until Friday, Sept. 30. Traffic is controlled by flag people and work takes place from sunrise to sunset. CONTINUING WORK LUNENBURG COUNTY: Pine Grove Road Pine Grove Road, from Trunk 10 to Northfield Road, has alternating lane closures for repaving and upgrading until Monday, Oct. 31. Traffic is controlled by flag people and work takes place from sunrise to sunset. COLCHESTER COUNTY: Pictou Road Pictou Road will be closed between Vimy Road and Hillside Avenue for installation of an underground water main until Tuesday, Sept. 6. There are detour routes via Hillside Avenue, Bigney Avenue, and College Road and message boards on Main Street and Vimy Road. Once the water main work is complete work will continue on Pictou Road until Monday, Oct. 31 with a shifted centre line with two-way traffic DIGBY COUNTY: Melanson Mills Bridge Melanson Bridge on Marc Comeau Road is closed for repairs until Monday, Sept. 19. A detour route is in place. LUNENBURG COUNTY: Highway 103 Sections of Highway 103 from Exit 12 for about nine kilometres to Northfield Overpass, have alternating lane closures for repaving and upgrading until Monday, Oct. 31. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Highway 104 The eastbound lanes of the Amherst Viaduct Bridge on Highway 104 have alternating lane closures for repairs until Monday, Oct. 31. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and traffic will be controlled by concrete barriers and signs. The bridge has a 4.5 metre width restriction and an 80 km/h speed limit. DIGBY COUNTY: Trunk 1 Traffic will be reduced to one lane on Trunk 1, from Duffy Road west to Meteghan River Bridge during paving and culvert repairs. The project is anticipated to be completed Friday, Sept. 16. Signs and flag people are on site. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. HANTS COUNTY: Vaughan Road Vaughan Road, from Trunk 14 to Route 236, is reduced to one lane for gravelling and chip sealing until Friday, Sept. 30. Work is from Monday to Friday from sunrise to sundown. Drivers should expect delays, slow down in construction zones, and be prepared to stop. PICTOU COUNTY: West River Road As part of the construction of the new roundabout in the Town of Pictou, crews will be working on the installation of new storm drains on West River Road off of Highway 106 at Exit 3A, until Friday, Sept. 9. The centreline will be adjusted during construction. Use caution and reduce speed. The roundabout is expected to be completed Friday, Sept. 30. HANTS COUNTY: Old Mines Road Old Mines Road has alternating lane closures for road work until Friday, Sept. 30. Traffic is controlled by flag people and work takes place from sunrise to sunset. INVERNESS COUNTY: West Lake Ainslie RoadThe Hayes River Bridge on West Lake Ainslie Road has a 15 tonne weight restriction. INVERNESS COUNTY: Crowdis Bridge, Valley Mills Crowdis Bridge, in Valley Mills on Marble Mountain Road, is closed until further notice. Detour via Eden Road, Barren Road, Northside River Denys Road and Southside River Denys Road. Signs are in place. COLCHESTER COUNTY: Gully Bridge Repairs on Gully Bridge, Route 289, Brookfield Dean Road will continue until Thursday, Sept. 8. One lane will be open. A traffic light is on site. HANTS COUNTY: West Indian Road West Indian Road from Trunk 14 to Ess Road has alternating lane closures for road work until Monday, Oct. 31. Traffic is controlled by flag people and work takes place from sunrise to sunset. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset and is scheduled for completion on Oct. 31 COLCHESTER COUNTY: West North River Road, Onslow Mountain Road, Trunk 2 Traffic is reduced to one lane on three roads in Colchester County during paving and other road improvements. The roads are: CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Pugwash Village The Municipality of Cumberland is installing water lines in the village of Pugwash. This will result in single-lane traffic throughout the village as the work progresses. The project is expected to be finished by Dec. 16. COLCHESTER COUNTY: Alton Road Alton Road, from Trunk 2 to 650 metres south of the Cloverdale Road, is reduced to one lane for paving until Saturday, Sept. 10. Expect delays. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. West North River Road, from Onslow Road for 5.3 kilometres to Truro Road Onslow Mountain Road, from West North River Road for five kilometres Trunk 2, from Pleasant View Drive west for one kilometre VICTORIA COUNTY: Gillis Bridge Gillis Bridge, on North Branch Road, just past Uisge Bàn (USH-KA BAN) Falls Provincial Park, is closed until further notice. Access to the park is not affected. -30-last_img read more

Yukons Sourtoe Cocktail still available but theft of one toe tough to

first_imgDAWSON CITY, Yn – A mummified human toe that is the key ingredient in a strange drinking ritual in Dawson City has been stolen.RCMP are searching for the suspects as well as the misappropriated member.The shrivelled, brown toe vanished Saturday after being added to an infamous sourtoe cocktail served by the Downtown Hotel in Dawson City, Yukon.Hotel manager Geri Colbourne says a couple came in late that night and requested the unique drink but the waitress was called away after pouring two shots. The toe was gone when she returned.The shrivelled brown toe is included in a shot of alcohol and, according to tradition, drinkers must allow it to touch their lips in order to join the Sourtoe Cocktail Club.There are spares, Colbourne said, but the donated toes can be difficult to come by.“We get people from all over the world coming here wanting to do the toe and it’s well known everywhere and it’s such a huge thing for Dawson City and for the Downtown Hotel,” Colbourne said. “Why would someone want to ruin that, you know? It just makes no sense to me at all.”RCMP Cpl. Jeff Myke says a theft investigation is underway, adding the toe represents a tradition that has been an important part of community history“It’s not every day that we investigate incidents like this, but the sourtoe represents a Dawson City tradition that has been an important part of the history here for many years,” he added.Paul Robitaille, manager of the Klondike Visitors Association, said reactions to the drink vary wildly.“There are strange things done in the midnight sun and the sourtoe is one of those things,” said Robitaille, who previously worked as a “captain” serving the sourtoe cocktail.“You get 85-year-old little old ladies that come in and do it without blinking an eye, and then you get macho men who cringe and can’t do it,” he said. “It’s a funny thing to see how people react to a sourtoe.”When not sitting in a shot glass, the toe rests on a bed of salt, which helps to keep it mummified. Despite the drink’s name, the petrified appendage doesn’t really add a unique taste, Robitaille said.“Generally, it almost makes a shot stronger because, you’ve got to think, it’s been in thousands of shots, right? So it’s kind of soaking up all the booze from the one before it and then it is sitting in the salt so it just adds a little bit of the saltiness to it. It’s not a repulsive taste at all.”Once it’s been used many, many times, a toe is retired and a new one is introduced into the rotation, explained Robitaille, who couldn’t put a precise figure on the number of times a single toe may be used.“That’s just a judgement call,” he said.This isn’t the first time a toe has gone missing, Robitaille said, adding several were swallowed when smaller digits, such as pinky toes, were used in the cocktails back in the 1990s.The hotel is offering a reward for the toe’s safe return and RCMP are searching for the suspects, as well as the misappropriated member. (The Canadian Press, CKRW)last_img read more

Waiting for a musical like this Foreigners Jukebox Hero to open next

first_imgCALGARY – It’s been 40 years since Foreigner released its first album and now the songs of the legendary rock group are being made into a musical.“Jukebox Hero” will tell the story of the hard-hit town of Blaydon, Pa., that is saved with the emergence of a rock group that helps bring in new industry.“This is sort of based in the Rust Belt of America. A lot of areas were once mighty producers of steel and now are undercut by the march of the future,” Mick Jones, the founder of Foreigner, said at a news conference in Calgary on Wednesday.Jones said he ran into singer Diana Ross 20 years ago and she suggested to him that the song “Jukebox Hero” should be made into a musical. He said it’s been on his mind ever since.“In an era where there have been a lot of jukebox musicals, I figured I’d like to squeeze ours in there and make it the musical of all musicals as far as our aspirations go.”Jones said about a dozen of the group’s songs will be in the musical, including “I Want To Know What Love Is,” “Waiting For A Girl Like You,” “Hot Blooded.” “Urgent” and “Jukebox Hero.”He will have a say in making sure the musicians in the show will be able to handle the range in some of the songs.“I will probably be part of that decision to make sure (they’ve) got the lungs to carry it off because they are demanding songs,” Jones said.“Even Frank Sinatra tried ‘Waiting For A Girl Like You’ and there’s a three-octave range in there.”Jeff Parry, founder and CEO of Annerin Productions, said the musical is based on a screenplay written by the prolific duo of Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais, who are responsible for the movies “The Commitments” and “Across the Universe.”Parry has been working for the last three years to get “Jukebox Hero” to fruition and has decided to start off in Alberta.“We’ve tried to mount this in various different scenarios and finally decided to do it right here in Alberta,” Parry said.“As crazy as that sounds, we’re going to develop this musical with intentions of going to Broadway and the West End and the rest of the world.”The musical is to open in Calgary next Aug. 10-12 and then moves to Edmonton on Aug. 16-19. Organizers hope to take it to Toronto and across the rest of the country if it gets a warm reception.Jones said he is thrilled the musical will be starting out in Canada since he almost immigrated here when he was 10 years old.“I’ve got a little affinity for Canada. It means something to me.“Whenever I come here, I kind of … wonder what would have happened?”— Follow @BillGraveland on TwitterNote to readers: This is a corrected story. An earlier version said the musical tour was to begin next Octoberlast_img read more

From Game of Thrones to The Crown the woman who turns actors

first_img“I liked his face,” said Ware, pointing in the programme at a young blond actor named Elliot Baxter. “I thought he could be a good Chernobylly-type soldier.”“Yes!” said Gold. “I thought he could be a Chernobylly type too.”Gold was midway through working on an epic Sky-HBO five-parter called Chernobyl, about the 1986 nuclear disaster, which had more than 100 speaking parts. (“Whoops,” the screenwriter Craig Mazin told me, “these things pile up.”) Gold had been casting it since last September and it was due to start filming in April. Although she had already confirmed the actors Jared Harris, Emily Watson and Stellan Skarsgård for the three lead roles, there were still plenty of unfilled parts. The exact number kept changing – 102 one week, 109 the next – as the script was still being revised. Gold and Robert Sterne, with whom she was casting the show, were hunting for mostly British actors who could convincingly play 1980s Soviet soldiers and firemen facing near-certain death by exposure to radiation. So far, most had been too chatty, too gestural, too cheerful.Chernobyl was one of many tasks that required attention. Gold was also firming up who would play Prince Philip in the third series of The Crown, calling in actors to audition for a movie about Nell Gwynn, casting a remake of Shogun, and starting work on the next Star Wars instalment, for which she kept being summoned to secretive meetings at Pinewood Studios. Sitting by her desk, which has two drawers, one labelled “home/family/personal” and the other “CASTING”, Gold tried to count how many projects she was working on. “It would be the end of my career if I admit I’m doing eight at once,” she said, serious and entirely unserious at the same time, a typical mode. “Let’s say six … Maybe we should just say four. One at a time!” She paused. “Things stagger around in an annoying manner.” Advertisement Earlier this year, the casting director Nina Gold sat at the back of the stalls of the Criterion theatre in the West End and watched a group of students from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland perform their showcase. After three years at drama school, each actor had a couple of three-minute scenes to impress a silent audience of agents and casting directors on their lunch hour. Gold slid down in her seat, as if wanting to remain unseen. Every now and then, she scribbled something next to a name in her programme, drew a circle around a face.At the end, Gold bolted through the foyer, past piles of photographs of the students laid out like market wares, and drove vigorously across London in her tiny electric car. “How the fuck do they do it?” she said. “You look at those kids, even the ones who weren’t that brilliant, and they were really giving it their all, weren’t they? They had to get up there. I mean, can you imagine?” Over 30-odd years, Gold has become the most powerful casting director in the UK, her taste shaping everything from Game of Thrones to Bridget Jones’s Baby, yet she can still be mystified by what actors do and why they do it.Back in her office, which occupies the front room of her large Edwardian house in north-west London, Gold and her assistant Martin Ware discussed the showcase. Login/Register With: Advertisement Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Advertisementlast_img read more

Many employers not ready for legal weed World Cannabis Congress told

first_imgSAINT JOHN, N.B. – Many Canadian workplaces aren’t nearly ready for the fast-approaching legalization of marijuana, the World Cannabis Congress has been told.Jason Fleming, vice-president of human resources for Ontario marijuana producer MedReleaf, said there’s still a lack of definitive testing, and many employers have not educated staff on new policies.“Employers are having to write policies and have to prepare, but in many cases they are still using really outdated, anecdotal information,” he said Monday in Saint John, N.B.“Step one is to definitely get prepared, get educated and understand the differences between these products, and recreational versus medical products, and I think that absence of information can be difficult for a lot of employers,” he said.Urine and saliva tests can detect THC — the active ingredient in marijuana — but that doesn’t indicate active impairment, and it can take between 24 and 48 hours for THC to clear the system.A worker can test positive if they’ve been exposed to second-hand smoke in a poorly ventilated room, according to a recent study at the University of Calgary.There are currently no federal labour rules about drug and alcohol testing outside the military, and successive governments from the late 1980s have stayed away from the issue.The Canadian Union of Public Employees cautions employers from using legalization as an excuse to pursue a more aggressive policy around random drug testing, which is rarely permitted and requires a high legal bar to protect workers’ human rights.Fleming said companies that routinely throw liquor-fuelled holiday parties now have to grapple with recreational cannabis use.“The question is, will an employer allow for that? That is where we will definitely be dealing with holiday season 2018. Employers are going to have to make a call one way or another. That is going to be pretty polarizing,” he said.Patrick Oland, CFO of Moosehead Breweries, said at the congress that the key issue is safety. He said his company has a number of positions that require staff to sample beer on the job — but zero tolerance for anyone operating vehicles.“Cannabis is a whole new area and ultimately comes down to policy that can evaluate for impairment and discipline for it,” said Oland — adding the simpler that testing can be, the better.Fleming said writing a policy is half the battle. The other half is making sure it is properly administered.“So just having something written the week before there’s recreational cannabis for sale in Canada, to me is not sufficient,” he said.“I think you’re going to want to have had at least a month or more of time to properly communicate, to train, to sign off, and I think we’re underestimating that right now.”The World Cannabis Congress wraps up Tuesday.last_img read more

Most Canadian firms not tracking gender pay gap advancement rates report

first_imgThe majority of Canadian companies are not closely watching differences in pay or advancement between men and women and other key measures of progress, according to a report on gender equality in corporate Canada and the U.S.The Canada-United States Council for Advancement of Women Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders’ commissioned a survey of human resources professionals in Canada and the U.S. and found that just 39 per cent of Canadian companies had accurate data on gender pay differences.The survey of 150 human resources executives in Canada and 250 in the U.S. also found that 48 per cent of Canadian companies said they do not have accurate data on the percentage of women at the management level.While corporate commitment to gender diversity is at an all-time high, these survey results point to a “critical gap” between intention and action, the cross-border council said.“Many companies want to see women advance, but do not approach the goal with rigour and discipline as they would any other business priority,” it wrote in its report released last week.Pressure to improve gender equality in Canadian workplaces has long been mounting but women continue to be paid less than their male counterparts and are vastly underrepresented in companies top ranks.Canadian women make on average 74 cents for every dollar of annual salary made by men among the entire working population, according to the most recent Statistics Canada data. Among the companies on the TSX 60 index, none listed a woman as its chief executive officer in their compensation disclosures for the most recent financial year, according to a Canadian Press analysis of management information circulars. There were only 25 women out of the more than 300 named executive officers — defined by regulators as a company’s most highly compensated roles, which companies must disclose — of TSX 60 companies, and they were paid on average 64 cents for every dollar earned by their male counterparts.It is against this backdrop that the cross-border council was created by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. President Donald Trump last year. The council has 10 female executives — half from Canadian companies and the other half from American companies — and its aim is to help women-owned businesses contribute to economic growth, competitiveness, and the integration of the two economies.The council’s fifth and final report released on Oct. 31 outlined survey findings that showed that many Canadian and American companies have “a lack of essential data that could measure progress and identify potential obstacles to the advancement of women.”The survey found that just 36 per cent of Canadian companies have a plan to advance women to senior leadership roles, compared to 40 per cent south of the border.“Equal pay for all is within reach, as it does not require an overhaul of the organization’s goals or a cultural change,” the council said in its report. “The solution is to put in place a thoughtful process that reviews pay and fixes any inequalities identified.”Meanwhile, it has been just over one year since the emergence of the Me Too movement, which began as a reaction to allegations of sexual harassment against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, that has also put additional pressure on companies to ensure fair treatment of women in the workplace.The Me Too movement has led to a surge of harassment and discrimination complaints to the Law Society of Ontario, according to a recent report.Between January 1 and June 30 of this year, the law society’s Discrimination and Harassment Counsel — a service which confidentially assists anyone who may have experienced this from a lawyer or paralegal — saw 125 complaints, up 58 per cent increase from 79 during the same six-month period in 2017.“The number of contacts to the DHC office increased noticeably beginning in the fall of 2017 as the #MeToo movement emerged,” the counsel wrote in its latest report. “That higher level of contact has been sustained, with a number of callers citing the #MeToo movement as giving them confidence to come forward to report.”Note to readers: This is a corrected story. A previous version stated that less than half of Canadian companies had data on women in management.last_img read more

Amazons NYC home in opportunity zone for Trump tax break

first_imgNEW YORK — Much of the New York City neighbourhood selected by Amazon for one of its new headquarters is in a federal “opportunity zone,” a designation created by President Donald Trump’s tax overhaul. The designation offers developers potentially millions of dollars in capital gains tax breaks to invest in high-poverty, low-income areas.Critics question whether Long Island City in Queens needs such breaks. Median income around Amazon’s planned campus is $130,000, poverty is half the city average and new buildings were going up long before the tax overhaul.Under the new tax law, officials in each state designated 8,700 such zones across the country that have high poverty and unemployment, and are in need of development.The site of Amazon’s other new headquarters in Crystal City, Virginia, was not in an opportunity zone.Bernard Condon And Stephen Braun, The Associated Presslast_img read more

Fort St John residents show off their Pride

first_imgK-9 residents joining the celebration at Centennial Park. Photo by John Luke Kieper.North Peace Pride Society Treasurer Don McMillan explained that he expected lots of residents to come to the event, but he never thought there would be that many.“I think we’ve done really well, were quite excited about it, and we hope to build from here.” McMillan said. “As for the City itself, I thinks its just an important component in the community we live in. It shows support for inclusion and diversity in Fort St. John.”A crowded Centennial Park after the Pride March. Photo by John Luke Kieper.Councillor Trevor Bolin was on hand representing the City of Fort St. John. Bolin spoke to the crowd about how important the march was to the city.Councillor Trevor Bolin motivating the audience. Photo by John Luke Kieper.“Its a very, very strong message from the city of Fort St. John that we are accepting, we are open to all different ideas of life, cultures, religions and beliefs.” said Bolin. “It doesn’t matter what you believe in, or where your from. Fort St. John is open, Fort St. John is welcome, and it’s a great place to have a family.”“This screams the fact that Fort St. John is not what it was 40 years ago, this is the new Fort St. John. Its the new way of the community celebrating people.”McMillan said the North Peace Pride Society doesn’t have any scheduled events coming up in Fort St. John, but that members may head to Dawson Creek in October to help the Mile ‘0’ City’s Pride Society with their Halloween Dance. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The North Peace Pride Society held its third annual Pride Walk on Saturday afternoon.Residents marching the streets. Photo by John Luke Kieper.Urban Systems in Fort St. John said it counted 300 residents taking part in the event near their office on 100th St., while many more joined the celebration at Centennial Park afterwards. Saturday’s walk was the largest the Pride Society has hosted thus far, with residents from all walks of life joining the cause.last_img read more

Closing Bell TSX closes lower as eurozone recession deepens earnings drag down

TORONTO — The Toronto stock market closed lower Thursday as energy stocks backed off amid data that showed worsening economic conditions in Europe and earnings disappointments.Here are the closing numbersTSX — 12,721.79 -53.49 -0.42%S&P 500 — 1,521.38 +1.05 0.07%Dow — 13,973.39 -9.52 -0.07%Nasdaq — 3,198.66 +1.78 0.06%The S&P/TSX composite index fell 53.49 points to 12,721.79 while the TSX Venture Exchange was down 7.72 points to 1,196.56.The Canadian dollar was ahead 0.06 of a cent at 99.88 cents US.U.S. indexes were mixed after Eurostat, the EU’s statistics office, said the eurozone economy shrank by 0.6% in the final quarter of 2012 from the previous three-month period. The decline was bigger than the 0.4% drop expected by markets and represented the biggest fall since the first quarter of 2009 when the global economy was in its deepest recession since the Second World War.The Dow Jones industrials was off 9.52 points to 13,973.39 , the Nasdaq composite index was up 1.78 points to 3,198.66 and the S&P 500 was up 1.05 points to 1,521.38.The eurozone has now contracted for three straight quarters, weighed down by weak, debt-laden countries such as Greece and Spain, where governments have been aggressively increasing taxes and cutting spending.Especially worrisome was worsening conditions in Europe’s biggest economy. The German economy shrank by a quarterly rate of 0.6% in the fourth quarter as demand for its exports fell.“About a year ago… Germany looked pretty strong but what I was saying at that time was that, eventually the impacts of the rest of the eurozone will also hurt Germany at some point. And we’re seeing evidence of that,” said Sadiq Adatia, chief investment officer at Sun Life Financial.On a positive note, he added that the worsening economic conditions could persuade Germany to do more to help their heavily-indebted neighbours.“Or on the other hand, they may say, we don’t have any more money to help out because we need to help our own economy.”There was also major acquisition activity in the U.S. Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway and investment company 3G are buying food giant Heinz in a deal valued at $23.3 billion, excluding debt. Heinz shareholders will receive $72.50 in cash for each share of common stock they own, a 20% premium to Heinz’s closing price of $60.48 on Wednesday.The energy sector led decliners, down 1.6% while the March crude contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange gained 30 cents to US$97.31 a barrel.Cenovus Energy posted a net loss of C$118 million or 16 cents per share, a big turnaround from the year-earlier profit of $266 million or 35 cents per share. Cash flow fell to $697 million or 92 cents per share, down from $851 million or $1.12 per share. Cenovus shares declined 81 cents to $31.79.Gas giant Encana Corp. reported a fourth-quarter loss of $80 million, an improvement over a shortfall of $476 million a year ago. Encana expects its oil and natural gas production in 2013 to be between 50,000 to 60,000 barrels per day and capital investment to be about $3 billion to $3.2 billion. But that’s below an earlier forecast of 60,000 to 70,000 bpd. And its previous target for capital investment had been $4 to $5 billion and its shares fell $1.28 or 6.57% to $18.20.Utilities also contributed to the poor TSX showing as Just Energy Group dropped 71 cents or 8.47% to $7.67. The stock has been under pressure since last Friday, with its stock plunging 13% that day after the natural gas and electricity retailer slashed its dividend, missed analyst revenue expectations, and announced that it wants to put in place a shareholder rights plan.The tech sector was the leading sector, about 1.25% with BlackBerry up $1.05 or 7.5% to C$15.05, a day after dropping more than eight% as the sheen continued to wear off from the company’s smartphone product launch two weeks ago. Shares had been negative earlier in the session when it was revealed that former CEO James Balsillie no longer owns a stake in the company.The rest of the sector was mixed with Constellation Software down $3.54 or 2.94% to $117.The gold sector was up about 0.4% as April bullion surrendered early gains and moved down $9.60 to US$1,635.50 an ounce, its lowest close since Aug. 20.Barrick Gold Corp. (TSX:ABX) is cutting or delaying US$4 billion in previously budgeted capital spending and writing down the value of its copper business unit by US$4.2 billion after taxes. Toronto-based Barrick made the announcement as it posted a $3.06-billion net loss in the fourth quarter and its shares gained 72 cents to C$32.44.Kinross Gold Corp. reported a quarterly net loss of $2.99 billion, or $2.62 per share, compared with a net loss of $2.79 billion, or $2.45 per share in the year-earlier period. On an adjusted basis, Kinross reported net earnings of $276.5 million, or 24 cents per share, which beat analyst estimates by a penny and its shares gained 43 cents to C$8.34.The base metals sector was ahead 0.11% while copper for March delivery on the Nymex was unchanged at US$3.74 a pound. Turquoise Hill Resources gave back 13 cents to C$7.40.In other earnings news, Sun Life Financial reported after markets closed Wednesday that its quarterly earnings were $395 million, or 65 cents per share, compared with a loss of $525 million, or 90 cents per share, a year ago. Operating earnings, which excludes items that the company believes are not ongoing, came in at 76 cents per share, outdoing analyst expectations of 63 cents per share, according to a poll by Thomson Reuters. Its shares were down $1.14 to $28.86.In the U.S., General Motors said it made US$898 million or 54 cents a share in the latest quarter, up from $468 million in 2011. The fourth-quarter profit included billions in one-time accounting gains and losses in which the company came out $100 million ahead. Without it the company earned 48 cents per share. That was short of analyst estimates of 51 cents and GM stock declined 92 cents to $27.75.Here’s the news investors were watching today:RIM’s former co-CEO Jim Balsillie cuts his stake in BlackBerryWarren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway, 3G Capital to buy Heinz for US$28-billion in the biggest deal in food industry historyBarrick Gold takes $4.2-billion hit as costs soar at Lumwana copper mineAmerican Airlines, US Airways announce $11B merger to create world’s biggest carrierON DECK FRIDAYG20 finance ministers and central bankers meet in Moscow ECONOMIC NEWSCANADA8:30 a.m.Manufacturing sales & orders (Dec): Economists expect a decline of 0.8% 9 a.m.Existing home sales MLS home price index UNITED STATES8:30 a.m.Empire State manufacturing survey: Economists expect a reading of -2 9 a.m.Foreign purchases of U.S. securities (Dec): Economists expect US$35-billion9:15 a.m.Industrial production and capacity utilization (Jan): Economists expect 0.2% rise in production with utilization of 74.8% 9:55 a.m.University of Michigan consumer sentiment index CORPORATE NEWSCANADARogers Communications Q4 earnings: Analysts expect 73¢ a share Telus Q4 earnings: Analysts expect 86¢ Brookfield Asset Q4 earnings: Analysts expect 29¢ read more

Five policemen further remanded over Jaffna shooting

Five Police officers had been arrested over the incident and were immediately interdicted. (Colombo Gazette) Five policemen who had been arrested over a shooting incident in Jaffna were further remanded till December 2 by the Jaffna Magistrate today.The Criminal Investigation Division (CID) had commenced an investigation into the deaths of two Jaffna University students, who were killed after being shot at by the police when they were travelling on a motorcycle in Kankasanturai recently.

Ottawa Redblacks win first Grey Cup title in franchise history

(Photo courtesy Ottawa Redblacks)Veteran Henry Burris led the Ottawa Redblacks to their first Grey Cup title in franchise history.The City of Ottawa captured its first professional football championship in 40 years thanks to the 39-33 win over the Calgary Stampeders in the 104th Grey Cup in Toronto.That happened…🍾#RNation #GreyCup pic.twitter.com/oWhOpPOhEN— Ottawa REDBLACKS (@REDBLACKS) November 28, 2016Burris overcame a knee injury scare during warm-ups that left him limping off the field before the game had even started.The 41-year-old went on to earn game MVP after completing 35-of-46 passes for a total of 461 yards, making him the first quarterback since Danny McManus in 1996 to break 400 passing yards in a Grey Cup.An overtime touchdown by Ernest Jackson was the difference-maker for Ottawa, in a game that is being called one of the most thrilling Grey Cup matches in history.Ernest Jackson comes up with a huge juggling touchdown in overtime! A defensive stop wins the game! #GreyCup pic.twitter.com/fIK25IPXOm— CFL on TSN (@CFLonTSN) November 28, 2016 read more

Police investigating sudden death of nineyearold schoolgirl

first_imgPolice are investigating the sudden death of a nine-year-old girl at her home in Glasgow.Emergency services were called to the property, a semi-detached sandstone villa on the south side of the city, on Thursday afternoon and police said the schoolgirl’s death was being treated as “unexplained”.The girl’s uncle said later that she was found dead by another child and had “passed away in her sleep”.He told the Daily Record: “There is nothing suspicious, the police are doing their job, they need to investigate these things.“She has actually been discovered by another child who thought she was sleeping. An adult tried to wake her and found she was unconscious, perhaps from some seizure.”Friends and relatives were said to have been comforting the girl’s family at the property in Dumbreck  Road, Pollokshields. One neighbour said they were a “really nice family” with “two beautiful daughters”.A spokesman for Police Scotland said: “Around 1.45pm on Thursday, police were called to a report of the sudden death of a nine-year-old girl within a property in Dumbreck Road, Glasgow.”Enquiries are ongoing to establish the exact cause of death, which officers are treating as unexplained at this time.”A post mortem examination will be carried out in due course and a report will be submitted to the procurator fiscal.” 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.last_img read more