Newcastle, Everton eyeing Marseille centre-back Boubacar Kamaraby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveOlympique Marseille’s 19-year-old centre-back Boubacar Kamara is attracting Premier League interest.The Evening Chronicle says United have taken a look at Kamara in recent times, but the Ligue 1 club have now tied him down to a new deal.Nevertheless, Newcastle and Everton have impressive teenager Kamara on their database.Kamara has already made 54 first team appearances and would be considered immediate first team material but after Marseille battled to get him to sign a new deal – he now has a £16million price tag. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Man Utd defender Maguire deletes social media postby Paul Vegas21 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United defender Harry Maguire had a message for fans after the goalless draw at AZ Alkmaar on Thursday – but he soon deleted it.Maguire failed to get off the bench in the Netherlands as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer went with a central defensive partnership of Victor Lindelof and Marcos Rojo.That pair, as well as first-choice goalkeeper David De Gea, all did their jobs as the Eredivisie outfit were snuffed out despite having 12 shots on goal and four on target.The England defender tweeted: “A point away from home. Thanks for the support. See you Sunday.”However, following a backlash from supporters at what they saw as an overly positive reaction to a disappointing result, Maguire ultimately deleted the post, which isn’t visible on his Twitter account on Friday morning. About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
YouTube/MSUSpartanVideoMichigan State is the defending Big Ten champion, and while Michigan and Ohio State have been getting most of the attention in the league as we near the season, the Spartans appear pretty pumped for the year to kick off.On Thursday, a group of Michigan State players created a locker room dance video, and with help from the program’s video team, it is incredibly well-produced. The video is set to Future’s hit “Wicked” from his 2016 mixtape Purple Reign.Michigan State opens its season with FCS squad Furman, but things heat up pretty quickly from there. The Spartans have a week two bye, and then head to South Bend to play a very strong Notre Dame team, and follow that game up with Wisconsin at home. At +825, the Spartans are tied for the third best odds to win a Big Ten title this year with Iowa, but are fairly well behind Ohio State (+168) and Michigan (+233). If they repeat, they certainly will have earned it.
VANCOUVER – On the morning of Oct. 17, British Columbians shouldn’t expect to wake up and see marijuana stores opening their doors.At least that’s the message from the province’s minister of public safety and solicitor general, Mike Farnworth.In a news release issued Sunday, Farnworth said the government’s first and only BC Cannabis Store will open in Kamloops and more retail locations are “anticipated” in the following months, with over 100 paid applications in various stages of entry.The government is also hoping to launch an online sales platform to ensure British Columbians can purchase non-medical cannabis regardless of where they live, he said.He says the province’s new Community Safety Unit will target illegal retail operations, and seize the product and records without a warrant. A fine will also be imposed based on the value of the product seized.Farnworth says penalties will also be imposed on those who sell cannabis to children or minors.Bootlegging or selling cannabis to minors, will continue to be a criminal offence punishable by up to 14 years in jail, in addition to provincial penalties of up to $50,000, jail time of up to six months or both, he said.Police are receiving specialized training and tools to tackle drug-impaired driving, he said.Graduated Licensing Program drivers won’t be allowed to have any marijuana in their system, and neither drivers nor passengers will be allowed to use cannabis in a vehicle.Farnworth said that this is just the beginning and the government will take stock of what happens on B.C.’s roads after legalization.“The legalization of non-medical cannabis is a historic shift in public policy,” he said. “It’s a considerable learning curve and, without a doubt, all levels of government will need to refine their policies and regulations in the years ahead.”
VICTORIA, B.C. — Officials with the B.C. River Forecast Centre say that though the Peace Region is seeing lower than normal levels, snowpacks across the province – including those near Fort Nelson – are extremely high.David Campbell with the River Forecast Centre said that on average, the provincial snowpack levels averaged 169 percent of normal on May 1st, an increase of around 30 percent since April 1st. The snowpack level is currently at 84 percent in the Peace River watershed, though the snowpack in the Liard watershed is 144 percent of normal.Campbell said that much of the snow in the mid-elevation levels has been melting for the past 10 days, with the warm weather expected to increase melting at higher levels. He explained that the rain forecast to fall across much of the Southern Interior later this week luckily won’t be heading to the Peace Region, meaning the region won’t see as much potential flooding compared to areas in the Okanagan and the Cariboo. Campbell however did not rule out the potential for more intense runoff action in the Peace, saying that the flooding experienced in the South Peace two years ago largely occurred because of a combination of melting snowpacks and heavy rain.
PEACE RIVER, A.B. – Four people were killed and three seriously injured on roads in the Alberta Peace after four crashes occurred in the span of less than 12 hours – three of which happened less than two hours apart.At 3:43 on Tuesday afternoon, members of the Spirit River RCMP were dispatched to crash on Highway 2 at Township Road 763.A pickup truck travelling west on Township Road 763 collided with an unloaded semi-truck travelling south on Highway 2. Then on Wednesday morning, two more people were killed in a two-vehicle crash that occurred near Peace River.The crash happened just after 1:00 a.m. on Highway 2 near Range Road 252 and involved two SUV’s.The two occupants of one of the SUV’s, a man and a woman, were pronounced dead at the scene.RCMP Corporal Laurel Scott said that the identities of the two deceased have not yet been positively confirmed.Meanwhile, the two female passengers of the other SUV were airlifted to an Edmonton hospital with serious injuries.Highway 2 was closed for over six hours while the RCMP’s collision analyst investigated the scene, and the road reopened shortly before 7:30 this morning.Cpl. Scott added that at this point, it’s not known what caused the collision. At around 5:30, members of the High Prairie RCMP were called out to a single-vehicle rollover collision on Alberta Highway 750 in the community of Grouard, approximately 30 kilometres northeast of High Prairie.Police say that a northbound car crossed the highway’s centre line and went into the ditch on the opposite side of the road before it rolled onto its roof.The lone occupant, a 48-year-old man from McLennan, Alberta was pronounced dead at the scene.The RCMP say that their investigation is ongoing, and are asking anyone who witnessed the crash to contact High Prairie Detachment. The 84-year-old driver of the pickup was airlifted by STARS to an Edmonton hospital in serious condition, while the driver of the semi was unscathed.An hour later, police responded to a two-vehicle collision on Highway 49 and Range Road 110.Police say that according to the preliminary investigation, a tractor-trailer unit travelling westbound on Highway 49 was attempting to pass a tractor, which was hauling hay.At the intersection of Range Road 110, the tractor initiated a left turn, and the two vehicles collided.The 74-year-old male driver of the tractor was declared dead at the scene, while the driver of the semi was uninjured.The Spirit River RCMP saw that both collisions remain under investigation.
Beijing: Chinese President Xi Jinping’s much-touted Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has come under criticism at the annual political sessions of the country, a rare dissent in China’s one party political system, according to a media report Wednesday. The annual sessions of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) and the National People’s Conference (NPC) began on March 3 and due to end on March 15. The CPPCC consisting of over 2,000 delegates is a national advisory body with nominated representatives from various walks of life. the NPC which also has over 2,000 legislators is often regarded as rubber stamp parliament for its routine endorsement of laws and policies formulated by the ruling Communist Party of China (CPC). Also Read – Imran Khan arrives in China, to meet Prez Xi JinpingWhile dissent and disagreements are a rarity in China, murmurs of criticism that too against Xi’s BRI, which reportedly carries over trillion USD investment budget, surfaced during the discussions at the two sessions, Hong Kong based South China Morning Post reported on Wednesday. While the two sessions are being held in the backdrop of increasing apprehensions over the adverse impact of the ongoing trade war with the US and continued slowdown of the China’s economy, a former Chinese diplomat Ye Dabo has questioned whether it was accurate for Premier Li Keqiang to say in his government work report that the BRI had made “important progress” last year. Li presented the work report to the NPC on March 5 for adoption. “I think this evaluation may be a bit excessive,” Ye said at the panel discussion which was open to foreign journalists.
Darjeeling: The final tally of candidates in the poll fray from the Darjeeling constituency now stands at 16. Owing to the number of candidates, two balloting units of the Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) have to be placed in each polling booth of the constituency.21 persons had filed their nominations for the Darjeeling constituency seat. During scrutiny, the candidature of Maheswari Barman and Wajed Ali, both independent candidates, was rejected. While Barman did not deposit DCR cash, Ali’s papers were incomplete. Meanwhile, three candidates, namely Pawan Agarwal, R B Rai and Swaraj Thapa, have withdrawn their nominations. “We have 16 candidates in this constituency and hence two balloting units will be provided in each booth,” stated Joyoshi Das Gupta, District Election Officer and District Magistrate. There are 1,899 booths in the constituency. Election symbols for the candidates were also allotted on Friday. The day also saw CPRM candidate RB Rai and independent candidate Swaraj Thapa withdrawing their nominations. While talking to media persons, Thapa stated: “My nomination was a symbolic protest against the idea of repeatedly foisting outsiders for the Darjeeling Lok Sabha constituency.” He added that after he had filed his candidature, he had taken up the exercise to unite the Hill regional parties and decide on a consensus candidate from the candidates who were in the poll fray. “I had approached all regional parties along with the Congress and CPI(M). However, owing to time constraint, this could not materialise,” said Thapa. Nearly a month ago, the CPRM, while still in the exercise to unite the Hill regional parties and field a consensus candidate, had unilaterally announced the name of R B Rai. “Just to save a fractured mandate we withdrew our candidate. We are holding dialogues with national parties and regional parties. In the next few days we will announce our support to a party or coalition,” stated Govind Chettri, CPRM spokesperson.
Kolkata: A central force jawan from Assam Rifles was killed and two more were injured after one of their colleagues fired multiple rounds of bullet inside the temporary camp, which was set up for election duty at Bagnan in Howrah district.The fifth phase of Lok Sabha Elections is scheduled on May 6 (Monday) in seven parliamentary constituencies, including Uluberiya. Nine companies of central forces have been sent for poll duty. Among the nine companies, one company was set to camp at the Bangalpur Jyotirmayee Girl’s School in Bagnan. As per the schedule on Tuesday, jawans from 7th battalion of Assam State Armed Police arrived at the school. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaOn Thursday morning, Lakshmikanta Barman, a constable of the company snatched an Insas rifle from one of his colleagues and started firing inside the school. An Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI), identified as Bholanath Das, died on the spot and two more jawans identified as Anil Rajbanshi and Rintumani Bodhak suffered bullet injuries. Local residents and pedestrians got frightened seeing Barman firing inside the school. Other jawans tried to take away the rifle from Barman but failed do so as he had two more magazines with him. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayBarman allegedly fired 20 bullets, which is the capacity of one magazine. After the magazines were empty he allegedly loaded the rifle again and this time he went outside the school. Seeing a jawan with a rifle, local residents started running to safety. Meanwhile, Bagnan police station was informed. Soon police personnel arrived at the school and tried to stop Barman. Meanwhile, some jawans of Assam State Armed Police managed to catch him from behind and take away the rifle away from him. Immediately, he was detained and taken to the police station and later he was arrested. The injured jawans have admitted to hospitals in Uluberiya and Kolkata and at present they are undergoing treatment. According to sources, Barman had asked for leave to avoid the election duty which was not granted. Since then he was reportedly suffering from depression. Every company consists of 100 jawans, of which 80 jawnas are active personnel and the remaining 20 are kept as reserve. Barman was one of reserve personnel. He will be produced before the Uluberiya Court on Friday. To avoid any untoward incident, a police picket has been set up outside the school.
Fez, Morocco – Fez, Morocco’s spiritual capital and third largest city has been selected by Adioso.com the world’s sixth most romantic city. “It’s easy to be seduced by a place as beautiful and exotic as Fez. The ancient fortress city is famous for exquisite tea gardens and gorgeous tiled mosques, sensuous spices and stunning sights,” said Adioso.com report.“It’s the perfect background for a romantic retreat. The Sofitel Palais Jamai has one of the most breathtaking views, and is tailored toward romantic getaways,” it added. This is not the first time that Morocco’s most ancient city is selected in top ten of the world’s most romantic cities.In 2012, it was selected the world’s fifth most romantic city by the BuzzFeed.com.Italy’s Venice top list of the world’s most romantic cities, followed by Barcelona and Florence.The top ten list of the world’s most romantic cities is a follows:Venice: ItalyBarcelona: SpainFlorence: ItalyKyoto: JapanBruges: BelgiumFez: MoroccoJaipur: IndiaLisbon: Portugal Monte Carlo : MonacoParis : France.Last May, Two New York Times’ journalist, made a four-day trip to Fez. The newspaper’s journalists were astonished by the city’s architecture, culture and warm welcome.“Once the capital of Morocco, Fez remains a cultural and spiritual locus; the medina, named a Unesco World Heritage site in 1981, is said to be one of the largest car-free urban zones in the world,” they said.© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed