10 months agoEverton boss Silva has big plans for McCarthy

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Everton boss Silva has big plans for McCarthyby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveEverton are ready to release James McCarthy for loan next month.The Mirror says McCarthy is returning to full fitness after a double break in his leg suffered last January and will be involved over Christmas, but the club want him to get back to regular action – and that is unlikely to be on offer at Goodison Park.Marco Silva sees a big part for McCarthy in his long-term plans, but he is happy to let him leave on a loan deal for the season.The Republic of Ireland star, 28, has interest from Fulham, Brighton and Burnley, and will talk with Silva before deciding on which club would be best. last_img read more

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a month agoWATCH: Atletico Madrid striker Morata mixed zone meltdown after dismissal

first_imgWATCH: Atletico Madrid striker Morata mixed zone meltdown after dismissalby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveAtletico Madrid striker Alvaro Morata suffered a meltdown AFTER being sent off in victory at Real Mallorca.Morata saw red after being booked twice in a minute for clashing with Mallorca players, the second following an altercation with Salva Sevilla.In the mixed zone after the 2-0 win, the former striker shouted at reporters, “Let Salva Sevilla say what he said.”Morata was then dragged away by club officials, still visibly angry.Mallorca’s Xisco Campos, who was involved in the brawl, said: “They are things that stay on the field and nothing happened.”Watch below: About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Aglukkaq reads newspaper while Nunavut food debate flares around her

first_img(Still image of House of Commons video showing Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq reading a newspaper during Question Period Monday while debate raged about the Harper government’s food subsidy program for the North.)APTN National News OTTAWA–Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq was caught on camera reading the newspaper while debate raged around her in Question Period Monday about a food crisis in Nunavut.Aglukkaq has said she is considering legal action against Rankin Inlet’s deputy mayor Sam Tutanuak who claimed the minister tried to extract an apology during a phone conversation with the Nunavut hamlet’s senior administrative officer.Aglukkaq has flatly denied she tried to get an apology for Tutanuak’s comments to APTN Investigates that high grocery prices in the community had forced people to scavenge for food at the local dump.Aglukkaq’s office also denied claims from five different MPs that she yelled ‘that’s not true’ during Question Period last week when the NDP brought up the issue of Inuit searching for food in the dump.The Auditor General of Canada released a scathing report last Monday on the management of the Harper government’s food subsidy Nutrition North program. Auditor General Michael Ferguson said Ottawa had no idea whether the program was working or if Northern grocery retailers were passing on the government subsidy for perishable foods like vegetables.The NDP again pressed Aglukkaq on the issue in Question Period Monday, with NDP Opposition Leader Tom Mulcair using his final question to hammer the Nunavut MP on the issue.“We all heard her shameful response when she heard about people scavenging out of a landfill in her own riding. She shouted from her seat that it was not true. Now she is suing local authorities in Rankin Inlet for daring to say that it is,” said Mulcair. “Let us look at that style of crisis management: deny the truth, then deny that she is denying the truth, then personally attack the leaders who dare tell the truth. Will she apologize today to the people of Rankin Inlet for disrespect, her threats and her dishonesty?”House of Commons Speaker Andrew Scheer intervened because Mulcair used the word “dishonesty” which is deemed “unparliamentarily language.” Yet, Scheer still gave Aglukkaq the option to respond, but she took a pass.Cree NDP MP Romeo Saganash then took up the issue in the second round of NDP questions.“We are facing a real food crisis in the North as a result of the failure of the Conservative’s Nutrition North program,” said Saganash. “Instead of helping them, their own MP threatens a warning. It is shameful. Is the minister going to drop this attempt of legal bullying and help them, at least?”Aglukkaq responded saying, “those allegations are completely false.” She then accused the NDP of voting against investments in the North, including a highway from Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk in neighbouring Northwest Territories.“That party continues to vote against those kinds of investments on a regular basis,” said Aglukkaq.Then Saganash, with a rare display of fire, said Aglukkaq had nothing to teach him about the North.“My record of my last 30 years in the North is quite brighter than hers. I have no lessons to take from the minister,” said Saganash.Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt then stepped in to respond to Saganash. Aglukkaq picked up a newspaper and started to read as the debate raged.Valcourt handled two more questions from NDP Aboriginal affairs critic Jean Crowder.Aglukkaq did put down the newspaper to respond to a question later from Liberal Aboriginal affairs critic Carolyn Bennett.“Recent footage of residents in Rankin Inlet scavenging for food at the dump did not prompt the environment minister, their MP, to acknowledge the problem. Instead, she savagely attacked the community’s deputy mayor for pointing it out,” said Bennett. “Rather than suing community leaders, will the current government finally deal with the reality that people in Northern Canada cannot afford to feed their families?”Aglukkaq said Bennett was making things up.“Those allegations are completely false. If that member has any evidence of that, I would encourage her to produce that evidence so that I can deal with it in the House. However, they are absolutely false,” said Aglukkaq. “No one knew for 30 years there was even a food subsidy going to the North. It was a Liberal decision to have the program fund an airline. The people in the North were the first—the last thing on their minds, was to subsidize an airline and to subsidize a community in Quebec, Val-d’Or.”[email protected]‎@APTNNewslast_img read more

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Former TRC chair encourages residential school survivors to save records

first_imgPhotograph of boys outside of St. Anne’s Indian Residential School in 1945. (Algoma University/Edmund Metatawabin collection.)Kathleen MartensAPTN NewsFormer residential school students are being asked to make a decision about the fate of their confidential abuse claims.They can keep, share or destroy their Independent Assessment Process (IAP) or earlier Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADS) records by filling out a form at the website Myrecordsmychoice.Murray Sinclair, former chair of the Indian Residential Schools Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), hopes former students opt to preserve their personal experiences.“You can save your IAP or ADR records for history, public education and research at the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR),” he posted on his Facebook page.“I encourage residential school survivors to do so by contacting the NCTR directly or following the links on the (website).”The new website was created by the Indian Residential Schools Adjudication Secretariat, which co-ordinated IAP claims for serious physical and sexual abuse between 2007-12.Murray Sinclair was former chief commissioner of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. (APTN file photo.)If former students do nothing their records will be destroyed on Sept. 19, 2027 – a deadline set by the Supreme Court of  Canada.“The courts were clear that IAP and ADR records are private and confidential,” Dan Shapiro, chief adjudicator of the Independent Assessment Process, said in a release.“Claimants, and no one else, control their IAP and ADR records, and they alone have the right to decide what to do with them.”Four IAP records from each claim are being kept until that date: the completed application form, the audio recording and transcript of the testimony, and the adjudicator’s decision.Former students can request their records online or by calling the Secretariat toll-free at 1-877-635-2648.The Secretariat said more than 38,000 former students submitted claims to the IAP.It said 99 per cent of those claims have been resolved, with remaining claims expected to be wrapped up by 2020.The IAP was established under the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement, the largest class-action settlement in Canadian history. The ADR was the predecessor of the IAP.Meanwhile, the NCTR is located at the University of Manitoba.It already contains millions of records about residential schools, including statements from former students and other records gathered by the TRC, historical documents, and information about former students and staff.last_img read more

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Next Alberta action on Trans Mountain could be in coming days

first_imgWe could find out this week what the Alberta government’s next move is in the ongoing battle against British Columbia regarding the Trans Mountain pipeline.Environment Minister Shannon Phillips was asked Monday about Premier Rachel Notley’s timetable.“Certainly cabinet is examining a range of options, and the Government of Alberta will have more to say about that in the coming days,” she said.Last week, Notley announced her government would be suspending all electricity talks with B.C. after that province’s government said it would temporarily restrict increases in diluted bitumen shipments, putting Trans Mountain into jeopardy.While the wait is on for that next action, Energy Minister Marg McCuaig-Boyd said there has to be some middle ground with her provincial counterparts.“Whether they say it publicly or just meet with us and tell us what they’re thinking,” she said. “They probably do have something in mind — they’re just not saying it.”She said Alberta is trying to present a winning argument for both sides.“We’re not going to quit on this; it’s too important,” she said.Several experts have already questioned the impact of the electricity threat.“You’re not talking about much in the grand scheme of things; it’s not much of a weapon,” energy consultant David Gray told the Canadian Press.Blake Shaffer with the C.D. Howe Institute also told the CP that for B.C. to lose potentially up to $500 million a year on the sale of extra power, that would mean high assumptions.“That would assume that that space were used to the fullest amount every single hour of the year, at a very high price,” Shaffer explained. “They do have another opportunity in California, so I don’t know there’s going to be a true limiting of market access if that’s the intention.”Shaffer said it could backfire with higher rates, due to less competition to seel their power.But the Alberta NDP has often said they’re looking at multiple options, and Phillips reiterated Notley’s previous comments that the federal government has to do more, despite already coming out in defense of the project.“To be very specific that this proposal by the province of British Columbia, is in fact, outside their jurisdiction,” she said.PHILLIPS ON FORMER OIL SANDS ADVISORPhillps also responded to comments made by one of the former co-chairs of the province’s Oil Sands Advisory Group.When asked about Tzeporah Berman – long criticized by the opposition for being on the panel in the first place – saying the conflict is messy but necessary, Phillips was terse.“I’m not really all that concerned about anything that Tzeporah Berman says,” she said. “Tzeporah was a very integral part of the new concensus that came up around oil sands companies finding ways out of the dead end that previous governments had driven us into.“Having said that, I think she’s wrong on this issue.”last_img read more

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Heads of various depts asked to ensure compliance of poll code

first_imgNEW DELHI: The Chief Electoral Office (CEO)’s office in Delhi has asked heads of various departments under the Delhi government to ensure compliance of the poll code after it received a complaint that MLAs were allegedly “alluring” voters in the garb of undertaking field inspections during installation of CCTV cameras in the city.In a letter to all principal secretaries and secretaries of the Delhi government, the office of the Chief Electoral Officer in has said the matter appears to be “violation of instructions”. The CEO’s office said it is in receipt of a complaint that certain public representatives or MLAs were allegedly “alluring” the voters in the garb of field inspections during installation of CCTV cameras in residential colonies and market places in their respective constituencies. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderThe poll panel has also attached instructions containing point number 2 and 5 of Chapter 4 — special measures taken by the Election Commission to enforce model code. “It appears to be violation of instructions contained in point-2 and 5…All are requested to comply with the above instruction, in letter and spirit,” the CEO office stated. According to sources, Bharat Electronics (BEL), a state-owned company, had recently agreed to execute the project, under which 2,000 cameras will be installed in each of the 70 assembly constituencies and the work for installation of 2,000 CCTV cameras each in every assembly constituency has begun. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsThe motive behind huge installation of CCTV cameras are to curb cases of chain and mobile snatching. Thousands of people do not even file complaint with the police. Installation of CCTV cameras in every street will bring the situation under control and also help the police. The Arvind Kejriwal government has been installing CCTV cameras across the national capital, saying it will contribute towards the safety of women. Last month, the CEO office had also received several complaints about various departments of the AAP government and BJP-ruled MCDs which had started work on projects before the poll code came into force and had sought formal approvals later, an official said. The CEO office had shot off a letter to head of departments, saying the projects that actually started on the ground after obtaining all necessary permission, before the poll code came into force, can be continued.last_img read more

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Oppn parties have no option but to accept defeat PM Modi

first_imgLohardaga: Lashing out at opposition parties that claimed EVMs were being manipulated, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said the ‘mahamilawatis’ have realized they stand no chance after three phases of elections and are looking for excuses to defend their poor show.Addressing a rally here, Modi said the opposition parties have no option left but to accept defeat. At a press meet Tuesday, leaders of several major opposition parties raised doubt over the credibility of the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs),renewing their demand that 50 per cent of the voter-verified paper audit trail (VVPAT) slips be matched with the EVM results before declaration of election results. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM'”Just like a child who makes excuses to justify his underperformance in exams, opposition parties have started directing their anger on the EVMs and the voting process for their shortcomings. “The response in first three phases of polls have left the opposition with no option but to accept defeat,” he said. Hitting out at the Congress, the prime minister said the “party that ended up shedding tears when Pakistan threatened India” is eyeing the seat of power in Delhi. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KIn a scathing attack on Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy for his alleged remark on the armed forces, Modi said those who believe that the poor join the army to make ends meet should drown to death. “Such comments are demoralising for the army. It takes a lot of courage to fight on the border. Those that say that only the poor join the army to make ends meet should drown to death,” he asserted. Insisting that Indians everywhere were the responsibility of the ‘chowkidaar’ (watchman), the PM said he never discriminated people on the lines of religion or caste. “When 46 nurses were held captive in Iraq, we did our best to get our daughters back. When Kolkata’s Judith D’Souza was kidnapped in Afghanistan, we rescued her. This chowkidaar is always concerned about the safety of the country’s daughters,” he claimed. Noting that Maoist menace in the country has reduced to a “large extent” under the BJP rule, he said youth are shunning violence to join the mainstream. “It is because of the efforts of the BJP government, naxalites have found their strongholds shrinking. The tribal youths in the Maoist-hit areas are now shunning violence and coming forward to work for the development of the country. “Under the District Mineral Development Act, we have allotted Rs 4,000 crore for the development of tribal areas in Jharkhand. I will not let the corrupt touch your land, forest and resources,” he stated. Referring to Sunday’s terrorist attack in neighbouring Sri Lanka, Modi said India too had faced similar tragedies before his government came to power. “What happened in Sri Lanka is very unfortunate. India, too, had gone through similar phases before 2014. But after we came to power, the situation changed. Terrorists are now aware that this chowkidaar will locate them, no matter where they hide,” he said. Expressing gratitude to the people of Jharkhand, who turned up in large numbers for Tuesday’s roadshow in the state capital, Modi said, “The response that I received in Ranchi was overwhelming. I was touched. It wasn’t a planned programme. The state unit of BJP requested me for the show only two days ago.”last_img read more

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Heavy tall kids at higher risk of kidney cancer

first_imgHeavier and taller children may be at an increased risk of developing kidney cancer as adults, a study has found. Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is the most common form of kidney cancer found in adults. Although it often occurs in men between the ages of 50 and 70, the cancer can be diagnosed throughout adulthood. “We know that overweight in adulthood is associated with an increased risk of RCC. We also know that cancers take many years to develop,” said Britt Wang Jensen, from the Bispebjerg and Frederiksberg Hospital in Denmark. Also Read – An income drop can harm brain”We therefore had a theory that already being overweight in childhood would increase the risk of RCC later in life,” Jensen said in a statement. To tease out the relationships between childhood body size and the risk of RCC in adulthood, researchers used data from 301,422 children born in Copenhagen in the years 1930 to 1985. The weights and heights were measured at annual school health examinations at the ages 7-13 years. During about 32 years of observation, 1,010 individuals (680 men) were diagnosed with RCC. Among men and women significant and positive associations were observed between childhood BMI and height, respectively, and RCC risk. Also Read – Shallu Jindal honoured with Mahatma AwardWhen comparing two 13-year old children with one z-score difference in BMI –equivalent to 5.9 kg for boys and 6.8 kg for girls – but with similar height, the heaviest child had a 14 per cent higher risk of RCC than the leaner child. For height, a one z-score difference in two 13-year old children was associated with a 12 per cent increased risk of RCC later in life for the taller boy or girl. “We have found in other studies that childhood height is positively associated with several cancer forms. Therefore, we did expect to find that tall children have a higher risk of RCC than average-sized children.” Findings that heavier and taller children have increased risks of RCC opens new ways to explore the causes of kidney cancer.last_img read more

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I am aam aadmi working in a team of motivated people to

first_imgNaveen Jaihind, a social activist, became a part of India Against Corruption in 2011 and later became a member of Aam Aadmi Party which was formed in 2012. In 2014, he fought his first Lok Sabha elections from his home town Rohtak. He may have lost the elections but that did not deter him from playing a more active political role. In 2015, his political stature further grew in the party when he was appointed as the AAP state president of Haryana. As he prepares to fight from the bellwether seat of Faridabad Lok Sabha constituency in 2019, he spoke to Piyush Ohrie of Millennium Post on various issues. He talked about Haryana model of governance, issue of nationalism being raised in the elections, campaigning amid limited resources, issues plaguing Faridabad Lok Sabha constituency and the bitter truth of political parties ultimately resorting to caste politics for seeking votes from the electorate. Excerpts Also Read – Odd-Even: CM seeks transport dept’s views on exemption to women, two wheelers, CNG vehiclesIn 2014 you fought your first Lok Sabha elections from your hometown Rohtak. You are now fighting 2019 general elections from Faridabad. In these five years how have you evolved as a politician and how is it reflected in your campaigning? I do not consider myself as a politician. I am an aam aadmi working in a team of motivated and driven volunteers to bring positive change in the lives of people. It is these volunteers that campaign for the party. Also Read – More good air days in Delhi due to Centre’s steps: JavadekarAmid limited resources, how during your campaign trail are you trying to make sure that you reach out to the maximum number of people? We have a motivated team of party workers who are determined to spread the message of our developmental works in Delhi despite lack of resources. We are making sure that our workers are present and visible in all the public place and market gatherings. They speak to the people who are there on the ground directly and make them aware of the works that have been done by the AAP government in the development of Delhi. Taking a cue from the Delhi model of governance, what is your vision towards the creation of the Haryana model of governance? The issues that used to plague the common citizens of Delhi are more or less the same that trouble the citizens of Haryana. Even in Haryana, the citizens demand 24 hours supply of power in reasonable rates, regular supply of clean drinking water and better sanitation systems. Rather than being dependent on private schools and hospitals, the citizens want excellent government schools and hospitals. AAP in Delhi has worked successfully on these aspects. Unlike Delhi law and order is a state subject and we would like to reform this system in the state. We will work on the problem of unemployment. We also want to work for the betterment of farmers who are definitely more in Haryana than in Delhi. 90 per cent of the Delhi model of governance can be successfully implemented in Haryana. Haryana is a land of soldiers as well as farmers, what are your plans to take care of these major classes of citizens. The issue of nationalism has become a major point in these elections, what are your views about it? In Delhi, we have a system wherein we provide Rs one crore to martyr’s family. We wish to do in Haryana as well. As far as the farmers are concerned, the government has ensured that farming today is a loss-making venture. To begin with, the government has to be honest in trying to solve the agrarian crisis. A farmer today is debt-ridden and he is being forced to take more debts. The Kisaan fasal bima yojna brought by the government has further worsened the situation of the farmer. There is a need to incorporate newer forms of technology in farming which has not been done by the government. The Central government did not do any development works so it has been a ploy to seek votes in the name of caste and religion. They are now doing in the name of soldiers and martyrs which is shameful. Citizens are now also asking questions that why the Pakistani Prime Minister is openly endorsing the re-election of Narendra Modi as a Prime Minister despite strike on their terror camps and killing many people in their country. What are the problems of Faridabad Lok Sabha constituency? If elected as an MP, how do you wish to solve these problems? Law & Order is a big problem in Faridabad. Pollution is also a major problem that needs to be tackled. Today because of pollution, a large number of children is facing respiratory problems. We will also prevent the destruction of Aravallis that forms the lungs of the city. Like Somnath Temple, Faridabad has been looted many times. I would like to prevent this loot. Today in the governance of self-proclaimed chowkidaars, the public agencies are not performing their job well and are just making money. Once we free these agencies from the so-called Chowkidars, we will work with the people and ensure that Faridabad is free of pollution and garbage. Your decision to put Jaihind as your surname was done because you did not believe in playing caste politics. In this campaign trail, you have now begun to use pandit before your name, is caste, therefore, a necessity that has to be ultimately raised by the politicians? Yeh ek kadva sach hai ki jaatiwaad hai (this a bitter truth that caste is a reality). Not only has the Chief Minister of Haryana but even the Prime Minister uses it during his election campaigns.last_img read more

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Did Asmaa Boujbar really join NASA as a fullfledged employee

first_imgCasablanca- News that Moroccan Asmaa Boujibar was hired by NASA went viral in recent days, with countless news outlets reporting on it and thousands of people sharing it on social media. MWN also reported it, though we noted that Asmaa Boujibar’s name does not appear on NASA’s website as an official employee.  In our quest for accuracy, we were curious to know for sure if Asmaa Boujibar had joined NASA.After a thorough search, we can confirm that the news reported by Moroccan media was not accurate.A source from Washington D.C told MWN that Boujibar is not an employee at the American space agency, but is rather a “potential” post-doctorate intern. According to the same source, she is expected to start an internship with NASA this September, but “she is not formally accepted yet.”The same source noted that Asmaa would be an intern and not a full employee, one of the more than 300 post docs that NASA receives from around the world every year.However, in an interview with news website Medias24, Boujibar said that she was “the first Moroccan woman to join NASA.”Boujibar also told Medias24 that she only needed to obtain her doctorate to be fully qualified to join NASA.“I haven’t signed my employment contract yet, because I still have to finish my doctorate research,” said Boujibar.“At NASA, I will work on the chemical evolution of planets,” she added.The 27-year-old Moroccan researcher, who is from northern Morocco, is the daughter of a Moroccan architect, and a Tunisian mother. Asmaa Boujibar studied at Université Blaise Pascal – Clermont-Ferrand II in France.She obtained her master’s degree in 2010, after working on a thesis entitled “Study of chemical equilibrium between mantle and core in the context of the formation of terrestrial planets.”Edited by Jessica Rohan© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributedlast_img read more

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