first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say DONE DEAL? Watford swoop for Vozdovac striker Filip Stuparevicby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWatford have signed Serbian striker Filip Stuparevic.The 18 year-old centre-forward hails from Vozdovac and has already signed for the Hornets.Vozdovac chief Goran Grkinic has confirmed the sale, though Stuparevic is unlikely to be seen at Vicarage Road until next season.The plan is for Watford to send Stuparevic on-loan to Serie A partners Udinese for the coming six months.Despite his youth, the young Serb has been a regular for Vozdovac this season. last_img read more


first_imgSolskjaer pleased for debutant Chong: He lifted Man Utd crowdby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer felt Tahith Chong lifted the home support in his debut for their 2-0 FA Cup win over Reading.Chong, 19, replaced Juan Mata in the 64th minute of United’s 2-0 FA Cup win over Reading to become the 229th academy graduate to make their first-team bow for the club.”He had two or three really good moments, as you do when you’re young,” Solskjaer said. “You don’t run the game as a first performance for a 19-year-old.”But he got the crowd going, and has shown one or two glimpses of what he can do, he has in training anyway. And the game wasn’t won, it was 2-0 and was still go out there and perform. It’s not like it was 4-0 and it’s just a party, so he did well defensively as well and I think he’ll remember this for a long, long time.”He added: “The pleasing thing is we’re through and another clean sheet, 2-0 flatters us a bit because I think they played some great stuff, but then again we could have had three or four towards the end. The second goal was excellent with Alexis [Sanchez] getting Romelu [Lukaku] in, so individual quality managed to get us through, to be fair.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more


first_imgBy Jorge Barrera APTN National NewsThe Tsuu T’ina Nation says a First Nations water bill proposed by the Harper government would leave its people parched in the midst of a major water shortage crunch.Alberta has been termed as a “bellweather” region in the global crisis over water scarcity and the Tsuu T’ina Nation reserve, which borders the southwest city limits of Calgary, finds itself fighting with the industrial, agricultural sectors along with neighbouring municipalities over an increasingly dwindling resource.During a presentation before the Aboriginal affairs committee Tuesday, a Tsuu T’ina Nation band councillor said the Harper government’s proposed bill S-8, an Act respecting the safety of drinking water on First Nations land, would sever Ottawa’s treaty responsibility to the First Nation and put it at the mercy of Alberta’s water regime that doesn’t recognize its rights over water.“The issue here is what if there is a conflict between the drinking water needs of a First Nation and a water allocation for irrigation or industrial purposes,” said Coun. Regena Crowchild. “The proposed act makes it very clear that water allocations by the provinces will be paramount over the drinking water needs of First Nations.”Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt, who appeared before Crowchild, told the committee the bill is necessary to improve the water situation for First Nations across the country by creating water-related regulations on-reserve.“Until regulations are in place, we know that achieving long-term sustainable progress will be challenging,” said Valcourt. “Modern equipment and good intentions are great, but they need regulations to support them. That is why all municipalities and communities off reserve across Canada have regulations in place.Valcourt said Ottawa is not trying to give any province jurisdiction over First Nations territory, but is simply creating a framework that would allow for regulations comparable to what exists off reserve.According to Crowchild, however, First Nations don’t need Ottawa’s help on this front and Tsuu T’ina is already developing its own water regulations.“All indications are that the proposed Act will simply adopt provincial laws and regulations regarding safe drinking water and waste water systems,” said Crowchild. “But the reality is that a large amount of water pollution on reserve lands is caused by weak provincial water standards…or by lack of enforcement of the law and regulations by the province.”The Tsuu T’ina, which signed Treaty 7 in 1877, chose the location of its 69,000 acre reserve between two rivers, the Bow and the Elbow, in hopes of securing water sources in perpetuity.“All of these sources of water have been largely polluted by industrial, agricultural and residential development,” said Crowchild, during her presentation to the committee which is studying the bill. “That is why we are very concerned about water pollution and safe drinking water.”For over a century, Alberta has relied on a water allocation regime based on water licenses which relies on a “first in time, first in right” principle, which essentially gives priority to those who have held licenses the longest.The Tsuu T’ina took Alberta to court over the issue. The matter is before the Alberta Court of Appeals. As it stands, however, the nation holds no water licenses, but maintains Treaty 7 is the only license the nation needs.The Tsuu T’ina Nation currently purchases its water from Calgary, brings in trucked water and also relies partially on underground water sources that are heavy with iron content.Drained by agricultural and oil and gas demands, Alberta’s rivers have faced 20 to 80 per cent declines in water levels over the past 100 years. Tsuu T’ina Coun. Gilbert Crowchild said southern Alberta would be bone dry within 50 years.Crowchild said Ottawa has a treaty responsibility to the Tsuu T’ina to help offset the expected spike in costs for keeping the taps flowing on the reserve.Under the proposed legislation, Crowchild said Ottawa is “washing its hands” of its responsibility.“Why is it we have to buy something we have never paid for in our life?” said Gilbert Crowchild.jbarrera@aptn.ca@JorgeBarreralast_img read more


first_imgFormer Bayern Munich midfielder Dietmar Hamann believes Borussia Monchengladbach can win the Bundesliga this seasonAfter finishing ninth last term, Gladbach are second and just four points adrift of leaders Borussia Dortmund this time around.Dieter Hecking’s side have won five of their last six Bundesliga matches following Sunday’s 4-1 thrashing of Hannover 96.Now Hamann is backing Gladbach to become serious title challengers for the 2018/19 Bundesliga crown.Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“I think they really have a chance to win the championship this season. Dortmund march well in front of them, but I really like Gladbach,” Hamann told Sky.“They have a good starting eleven and don’t have the burden of a European competition. They have a good squad and can easily make changes.”Gladbach will next travel to RB Leipzig on Sunday for another Bundesliga game.last_img read more


first_imgNews Twitter NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Feb 8, 2015 – 11:55 pm Arctic Monkeys On Their “Wild” Year Arctic Monkeys Release Their Sixth LP arctic-monkeys-release-new-album-tranquility-base-hotel-casino Arctic Monkeys Release New Album ‘Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino’ Facebook For their sixth studio LP, the British band turns to frontman Alex Turner’s piano-based songs draped in front of dreamy soundscapesNate HertweckGRAMMYs May 11, 2018 – 7:39 am GRAMMY-nominated British indie rock band Arctic Monkeys released Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino on May 11, their sixth album and first since going on hiatus after an extensive tour in support of 2013’s AM.The buildup for the album was minimal, as while the band announced the title and street date back on April 6, they did not release any advance singles from the 11-song project. The band did, however, premier a number of the new songs live, including at the first show of their North American tour, which kicked off May 5 in Los Angeles.Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino trades in the band’s guitar-driven swagger for a more dreamlike piano-based sound. Frontman Alex Turner conceived the album’s material while sitting at the piano, an instrument he’d never written songs on before, according to Rolling Stone.“The places my fingers would naturally fall on the piano… suggested to me this idea of a lounge-y character, which never would have occurred to me had I been playing a guitar,” said Turner. “They reminded me of things my father used to play on the piano.” Email In addition to a new musical method, the album is also very lyric-focused. The resulting songs, along with band’s the ethereal sonic backdrop, create a Bowie-esque balance of inventive melody, sonic experimentation, and lyrical intrigue.Arctic Monkeys are currently touring in Europe and will return to the U.S. for Firefly Festival in Dover, Del. on June 15 before resuming their North American run of shows on June 16 in Raleigh, N.C. For a full list of dates and ticket info, visit the band’s website.Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs”Read morelast_img read more


first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Wilmington Public Schools has posted the following TEN openings over the past week:Full-Time School Psychologist at Wilmington Public SchoolsFull-Time Special Education Teacher (Strides Program) at Wilmington Middle SchoolPart-Time .4 FTE Social Worker at Wilmington High SchoolFull-Time Educational Assistant (Pathways Program) at Shawsheen Elementary SchoolFull-Time Long-Term Substitute Spanish Teacher at Wilmington Middle SchoolFull-Time Long-Term Substitute 8th Grade Math Teacher at Wilmington Middle SchoolFull-Time District School Psychologist at Wilmington Public SchoolsFull-Time Reading Teacher at Wilmington Middle SchoolFull-Time Long-Term Substitute Grade 7 English Language Arts Teacher at Wilmington Middle SchoolFull-Time Administrative Assistant at Woburn Street SchoolLike Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedNOW HIRING: Wilmington Public Schools Posts 6 New Job OpeningsIn “Business”NOW HIRING: 60 New Job Openings In Wilmington (Week of July 21, 2019)In “Business”NOW HIRING: Wilmington Public Schools Posts 5 New Job OpeningsIn “Education”last_img read more


first_imgAnchorage police say a shooting in the parking lot of a downtown Anchorage elementary school Wednesday morning sent one man to the hospital with life-threatening injuries – after he ran to the entrance to the school, where medics found him. Police say the suspected shooter is in custody.Listen nowPolice say no students or staff were injured, and the school – Denali Montessori – was not targeted.Police spokesperson MJ Thim says the men got into a fight in the parking lot related to an ongoing domestic dispute.“They’re acquainted in some way. They have some sort of relationship,” Thim said. “What that is, we’re still trying to sort through. We’re confident that this is a domestic dispute.”Shortly after the shooting, Thim said it was unclear why the men were in the parking lot – whether they were dropping off kids for school – or what the dispute was about.Thim says the suspect shot the victim once in the upper body with a handgun, and the victim ran toward the school. Responding officers found the him at the front doors and found the suspect in the area as they converged on the school. School district officials say the school’s doors were locked already this morning, as is protocol.Officers stayed on scene throughout the day, and the school had extra staff and counselors on hand.last_img read more


first_imgLarge and fancy billboards have been hindering smooth take-offs in Mumbai airport, due to which Air India reportedly incurs an estimated loss of about ₹10 crore per month on its Mumbai-New York flight. Due to these bill boards, the carrier loads 51 passengers less than its capacity.”Obstacles like hoardings, poles etc in the take off path of the runway at Mumbai airport have created operational constraints, leading to the Air India flight on Mumbai-Newark sector being operated with 51 passengers less than the capacity,” Minister of State for Civil Aviation G M Siddeshwara said in Lok Sabha.Planes have to reduce mass before taking off due to shorter take off path and it also requires more momentum to clear the high billboards, reported PTI.Few billboards in Mumbai airport are as high as a seven-storey building, whereas on most airport highways, hoardings and billboards are fixed far away or between residential buildings.”Air India had taken up the matter with the Airports Authority of India “who have removed some of the obstacles and revised the elevation of a few obstacles. This has resulted in some benefit to Air India,” Siddeshwara added.Air India’s few aircrafts have been acquired under a short-term bridge financing facility by various multinational banks, while it has sold and leased its seven out of 16 Boeing 787 Dreamliners.The airline also signed a delay Compensation Agreement with Boeing in September 2012 for delayed delivery of aircrafts.Siddeshwara added that Air India had leased five planes A-320 from China Aircraft Company for 12 years. Two more tenders for lease were issued in April and the bids received would be finalised in the course of time.Air India’s estimated total debt is ₹49,000 crore and total losses incurred from 2007-08 to 2013-14 is ₹37, 996 crore. The expected losses in 2014-15 is ₹6, 000 crore and government’s estimated capital infusion into the airline is ₹30, 231 crore by 2021, reported Hindustan Times.last_img read more


first_img-A station master was temporarily suspended in Sirajganj on Wednesday night as ruling Bangladesh Awami League MP Tanvir Imam fell down while getting out of a running train on Monday, reports UNB.According to locals, on 4 September, Tanvir Imam, MP for Sirajganj-4 constituency, was getting out of the running Dhaka-bound train Chitra Express after seeing off his wife when he slipped.Later, he was taken to the Station Master’s room for primary treatment where his supporters started beating Abdul Baten, the assistant station master leaving him with a broken hand, said Divisional Railway Manager (DRM) of Pakshi, Ashim Kumar Talukder.After that, on Wednesday night station master Shamsul Alam was temporarily suspended and a two-member committee was formed to investigate the incidents, added the DRM.When asked, MP Tanvir, denying the fact of beating the assistant station master, said, the station master is lying to protect himself.However, the suspended station master said if it was notified that the MP or his wife will get off, then the train could have been stopped for a while.last_img read more


first_imgDementiaUS Supreme Court justices, delving into the issue of aging prisoners with dementia, struggled on Tuesday over whether a convicted Alabama murderer should be spared the death penalty because strokes have erased his memory of committing the crime.Vernon Madison, 68, was convicted and sentenced to death for fatally shooting a Mobile police officer in 1985.During an hour of arguments, the justices heard from both Alabama and Madison’s attorney that severe cognitive decline could preclude a state from executing inmates who cannot understand what was happening to them. But it remained unclear whether the justices will decide Madison fits that criteria.The justices, on the second day of their new term, must determine whether executing Madison would violate the US Constitution’s Eighth Amendment prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment. A ruling is due by June.Liberal Justice Stephen Breyer, a death penalty critic, said there are many aging inmates who, like Madison, have spent decades on death row.”So this will become a more common problem,” Breyer said.The Supreme Court has previously imposed limits on capital punishment for mentally incompetent or intellectually disabled people.Madison suffered several strokes in recent years, resulting in brain damage, dementia and memory impairment, according to court papers. He is legally blind, cannot walk unassisted and speaks with a slur.The dispute centers on whether Madison can understand the connection between his crime and the planned punishment. Alabama has said Madison can understand the link. A federal appeals court ruled last year that he cannot.The justices ruled last year that Alabama could execute Madison, but on 25 January they then halted his execution and a month later agreed to hear his case.Madison shot Julius Schulte, a police officer in Mobile, twice in the back of the head as Schulte supervised Madison’s move out of his former girlfriend’s house, according to court papers.Attorneys for Alabama and Madison told the justices memory loss alone cannot exempt someone from execution.Chief Justice John Roberts, a conservative, asked Madison’s attorney Bryan Stevenson whether he conceded that “simply blacking out, you don’t remember the crime” was not enough.”It doesn’t make them incompetent,” Stevenson agreed, but asked the justices to bar execution when “someone has a disability that renders them incapable of orienting to time or place.”Liberal justices including Sonia Sotomayor appeared to agree Madison should be spared, but conservative Justice Samuel Alito noted that experts evaluating the case said Madison understands the meaning of the death sentence and certain other details.”Nothing about Mr. Madison’s conditions impact the state’s interest in seeking retribution for a heinous crime,” Alabama Deputy Attorney General Thomas Govan said.The court, one justice short amid the fight over president Donald Trump’s nominee Brett Kavanaugh, is currently split 4-4 between conservatives and liberals.Madison, who is black, was sentenced to death in 1994 in his third trial. His first two convictions were thrown out on appeal for racial discrimination in jury selection and other prosecutorial misconduct.last_img read more


first_imgSupporters of Ekrem Imamoglu, candidate of the secular opposition Republican People`s Party (CHP) react during his last election rally in Istanbul on 22 June 2019. Photo: AFPIstanbul went back to the polls on Sunday in a re-run of the mayoral election that has become a test of Turkish democracy as well as president Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s continued popularity at a time of economic trouble.Election authorities annulled the first vote in March after Erdogan’s party alleged corruption in a count that showed the ruling AKP’s candidate had narrowly lost.Polling stations opened at 0500 GMT and the 10.5 million registered voters have until they close at 1400 GMT to elect the new mayor.Critics say Erdogan simply did not like the March 31 result, after a little-known former district mayor, 49-year-old Ekrem Imamoglu, snatched victory for the opposition by just 13,000 votes.The city of 15 million is Turkey’s economic powerhouse and has been a crucial source of patronage for Islamic conservatives since Erdogan himself won the mayorship a quarter-century ago.But Imamoglu, of the secular Republican People’s Party, has become a household name since being stripped of his victory.He has vowed a “battle for democracy” and used an upbeat message under the slogan “Everything will be fine”, in stark contrast to the usual aggressive name-calling of Turkish politics.He will again face Binali Yildirim, a mild-mannered Erdogan loyalist who oversaw several huge transport projects and served as prime minister.Fearing fraud, the opposition has mobilised an army of lawyers from across Turkey to monitor Sunday’s election, with the Istanbul Bar Association unfurling a huge banner at their headquarters that reads: “Stand guard for democracy”.Lose-lose situationThe March election showed Erdogan’s party remains the most popular in Turkey, adored by millions for overseeing dramatic growth, fiercely defending the country’s interests abroad and allowing religious conservatives a seat at the table.Secular opposition Republican People`s Party `CHP` candidate for Istanbul mayor Ekrem Imamoglu addresses supporters during a re-run election rally in Istanbul on 22 June 2019. Photo: AFPBut double-digit inflation and rising unemployment have dented Erdogan’s reputation for economic stewardship.Analysts warn he faces a “lose-lose” situation on Sunday: an embarrassing second defeat, or a victory that the opposition will claim was stolen out of their hands.The re-run has also infuriated voters by forcing them back to the polls for the eighth time in just five years.The controversy may explain Erdogan’s relative silence, with no repeat of the tireless rallying last time, when he made 102 appearances in just 50 days.Last weekend, he dismissed the Istanbul vote as “only a change in the shop window” since the AKP already runs almost two-thirds of the city’s districts.The Kurdish factorThe AKP has still gone to great lengths, calling on conservative voters who abstained in March.It has also tried to win over Kurds, who number in the millions in Istanbul and have been angered by the suppression of Kurdish rights in recent years.Yildirim travelled to one of the main Kurdish cities of Diyarbakir this month and uttered the word “Kurdistan” — a taboo in Turkey.There have even been signs of dialogue with the jailed leader of the Kurdish insurgency, Abdullah Ocalan, who has spent 20 years in near-total isolation on a prison island.Ocalan was able to issue a statement this week, calling on the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party to remain neutral in the Istanbul election, though they continue to back the opposition.Ekrem Imamoglu, mayoral candidate of the main opposition Republican People`s Party (CHP), addresses his supporters during an election rally in Istanbul, Turkey, on 22 June 2019. Photo: ReutersAnalysts say Erdogan, who has won every election since 2002, should never be counted out.But a second loss in Istanbul would undermine his image of invincibility and possibly embolden rivals such as ex-prime minister Ahmet Davutoglu, who is said to have toyed with founding a new party.last_img

first_imgListen at WEAA Live Stream: http://amber.streamguys.com.4020/live.m3uAn analysis of Martin O’Malley’s 2016 bid for the White House with political commentators Catalina Byrd and Sean Breeze. Plus, a dialogue about O’Malley’s years as Baltimore mayor with his supporters and veteran journalists who covered him from the late 90’s to the mid 2000’s.  It’s all coming up this evening on AFRO’s First Edition with Sean Yoes.last_img


first_imgKolkata: Two renowned confectioneries in Kolkata have been asked to maintain hygiene during their cake mixing process.On Tuesday, Deputy Mayor of Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) visited the two confectioneries and found their factories and shops to be unhygienic. The process of serving food is also not safe. According to Ghosh, KMC inspected several bakeries and confectioneries as Christmas and New Year are knocking on the door. Citizens usually buy cakes from these renowned confectioneries to celebrate the festive season. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeHe also informed that a total 23 bakeries and confectioneries has been marked for having an unhygienic environment. They will served improvement notice on Wednesday. If they do not comply as per the notice and follow the rules mentioned in the Food Safety and Standards Act properly, steps would be taken. “We found two renowned confectioneries where workers work with bare hands. We told them to use gloves. But one of the owners said it is not possible to properly mix cake using gloves. If gloves cannot be used then they should sanitise there workers in a proper way,” said Ghosh. Deputy Mayor instructed the bakeries and confectioneries to use gloves while serving as well. The utensils for keeping food should be sanitised accordingly.last_img read more