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first_imgJamaican international and Millwall full back Shaun Cummings netted his first goal for the club he joined in January on a two and a half year deal, scoring a fortuitous second goal in a 4-0 win over Southend United in the English League One on Monday.The former Chelsea trainee was called up to a provisional Reggae Boyz squad for a few World Cup qualifiers in 2013, but after a couple appearances, has not featured since.The win for his club on Saturday was a big boost to their chances of securing a play-off berth, as it left them in ninth place with 34 points from 23 games.This leaves them three points off a play-off spot, occupied by Saturday’s opponent, Southend, and 14 points behind leaders Walsall.Cummings’ goal came in the 35th minute, eight minutes after Joe Martin put them ahead. The marauding right back sent in a deep cross, which deceived Southend’s goalkeeper, Daniel Bentley, hitting the post and then the custodian before rebounding into the goal.Fred Onyedimna and Aiden O’brian were the other scorers for Millwall, who ended Southend’s eight match unbeaten run and registered their first win in four games.Meanwhile, in the English League Championship, Reggae Boyz winger Gareth McCleary scored the lone goal in Reading’s 1-2 defeat to Brentford.His Jamaican teammate and defender, Michael Hector, saw red in that game after he was yellow-carded in the 12th and the 87th minutes.Reading are 12th in the standings with 30 points from 24 games and are seven points adrift of a play-off spot, which is currently being held by sixth-place Ipswich with 37 points.last_img read more

first_imgWe do not know whether the officials of the United Nations are either aware or watching. But they definitely should be, if they are at all concerned about the reputation of this leading and most powerful international organization.We say this because we are very concerned that too often and all too consistently, UN peacekeeping forces have been embroiled in sex scandals of the worst kind, involving even very young children. These unscrupulous, wicked UN people, who call themselves, and whom the UN calls, “peacekeepers,” have frequently been involved in the most heinous of sex crimes, molesting children. They have forgotten, neither do they care to remember, that the UN created in the 1940s, not long after its own founding, a whole new organization solely for the care and protection of the world’s children. It is called the UN International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF).Alas! It is these same UN people who go about molesting the world’s children, especially the most vulnerable, the children of Africa. And they do so with impunity—why? The United Nations, from the highest level, it seems, has for decades been bent on covering up its vicious sex offenders and child molesters. We vividly recall how three or more young girls were a few years ago molested by UNMIL personnel. When they were found and sent to court, UNMIL did not rest until they were freed and shipped out of the country. Who knows? Maybe they were later brought back and deployed in other stations to continue the same nefarious practice under cover.We recall, too, what happened last August when a 12 year-old was raped in the Central African Republic, while a 16 year-old boy and his father were indiscriminately killed by “peacekeepers.” There was another incident in that same country involving the molesting of women and children, some of whom were denied food until the “peacekeepers” could have sex with them! Yes, those involved were French “peacekeepers,” and there was a grand cover-up until a whistleblower, fed up with the indiscriminate atrocities against innocent women and children, reported the matter to the UN headquarters in New York. The headquarters’ first reaction was to say that the report had been “prematurely” leaked, until the thing became so foul (offensive) that the headquarters backed off, and a few peacekeepers and some of their superiors were investigated.We recall that it was this same cover-up involving thousands of Roman Catholic priests across many countries in Europe, but especially in the United States, that rocked the church and caused a major embarrassment to many bishops—and The Vatican— who had suppressed the evil behaviors of its priests for decades, until the whole thing exploded.Now here we are, finding this same filth in the very organization that was founded in San Francisco at the end of World War II in 1945 with the sole purpose of restoring peace to the world.Just this past weekend, Radio France International (RFI) reported that a nine-year-old boy in the Gbarnga area was found molested by the same UNMIL “peacekeepers,” who clearly have absolutely no interest in peace, but in patent (blatant) crime against an innocent and hapless Liberian child. How does the UN select its “peacekeepers”? Do they undertake comprehensive background checks? Or are the wrongdoers so entrenched that they consistently employ and give chances to one another?The world must be warned and know that there are some of these international organizations that are infested with many people of deviant behaviors. In this case, women, teenagers or children they come into contact with are at serious risk.Parents, school principals and teachers, student and youth organizations and all concerned organizations and individuals among the Liberian citizenry must beware of the people who enter our borders to engage in “doing good.” We must remember that not all “good doers” are genuine. Many are afflicted with miscreant (criminal-minded) behaviors. The sooner we know this and be on our guard, the better for our children and us.Eternal vigilance should be our watchword. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgThe proposal includes the construction, operation and decommissioning of an underground coal mine, as well as accompanying infrastructure like a 5.8 kilometre rail load-out. It would produce six million tonnes of metallurgical coal per year for an estimated 31 years.Draft Environmental Impact Statement Guidelines have been drawn up and are available for public viewing online, as well as at public libraries in Dawson Creek, Tumbler Ridge and Chetwynd. The document identifies the potential environmental effects to be taken into consideration and the information and analysis that need to be included in the proponent’s EIS.Comments on this stage of the EA must be submitted by June 30, 2013 to:- Advertisement -Murray River Coal Project Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency 410-701 West Georgia Street Vancouver, BC V7Y 1C6 Telephone: 604-666-2431 Fax: 604-666-6990 MurrayRiver@ceaa-acee.gc.caThere will be two more opportunities after this one for the public to comment on this project.Advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgJim McGuinness has sensationally stepped down as Donegal manager.Jim McGuinness has stepped down as Donegal manager.It is understood the Glenties man texted all the players individually to inform them of his decision.No statement has yet been released by the All-Ireland winning manager. But a tweet on the official Donegal GAA twitter and Facebook accounts confirmed the news this evening.McGuiness had just completed a fourth year at the helm of managing Donegal.Many felt he may stay on as Donegal manager for perhaps a fifth year after his side were beaten by Kerry in the All-Ireland final recently.However, it now appears that the search is now on for a manager to replace the most successful manager in Donegal GAA history. The following is the official statement on the Donegal GAA website.CLG Dhún na nGall wish to announce that Jim McGuinness has formally stepped down from his position as Senior Football Team Manager with immediate effect.CLG Dhún na nGall wish to thank Jim for his massive contribution during his tenure over the last five years, as Under 21 and Senior Football Team Manager.During this term, he has brought unprecedented success to our county and has made every Donegal person across the globe very proud of their county and their players.During his tenure he has guided our Under 21 footballers to an All-Ireland final, having won the county’s first U21 provincial title since 1995. As senior team manager, he guided the county to four provincial finals, winning three of them, and guided the county team to a record two All-Ireland final appearances in the space of three years, winning a historic second All Ireland for the county in 2012.We wish Jim and Yvonne and their family every success in the future.BREAKING NEWS: JIM McGUINNESS STEPS DOWN AS DONEGAL MANAGER was last modified: October 4th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:donegalJim McGuinnesslast_img read more

first_imgMathiba MolefeMasego “Maps” Maponyane says he wants to make lasting difference in the lives of as many people as he can. So much can be achieved through active citizenship, he adds. (Image: Mathiba Molefe)Maps Maponyane, the Play Your Part ambassador, entrepreneur, TV presenter and model, has set into motion an initiative to help promising students pay for their education and pursue their dreams.The Bursary Network was prompted by issues brought to light by the #FeesMustFall movement, which voices the concerns of students about the costs of education at South African universities.Many students find their road to success blocked by the cost of further education. It is this need that is at the heart of the crowd-funding initiative, which is involving the public and giving them an opportunity to make a telling difference.The network uses crowd-funding to raise the money needed for students to enrol at colleges and universities. People are encouraged to play their part and help South Africa’s youth fulfil their potential – in other words, contribute to the fund.“I think Bursary Network fits in very well with being a Play your Part ambassador because it’s a way that myself and a couple of my partners have decided to pick up whatever pieces we can and figure out a way that we can play our part in helping alleviate those issues,” Maponyane explains.HOW IT WORKSThrough the Bursary Network, students can appeal to the public for help. They upload their profiles to the website. Potential donors can then go through the list of students and choose to whom they want to donate.“What we’ve created is an opportunity for students who can’t get access to education because of funding,” says Maponyane.“It’s an opportunity for them to come on to the site, put up their profiles telling people who they are, where they’re from, what they want to study, where they want to go, how much money they need and what they’ll do with those studies afterwards.”To date, the Bursary Network has funded 10 students with the help of some 358 donors who have all contributed R100 or more.All the students registered on the site undergo background checks to ensure they are suitable beneficiaries and the money donated is paid directly to the institutions involved so the funds cannot be used for other purposes.The network uses crowd-funding to raise the money needed for students to enrol at colleges and universities. People are encouraged to play their part and help South Africa’s youth fulfil their potential – in other words, contribute to the fund. (Brand South Africa’s Tshepiso Malele (left) and Keineloe Phakathi (right) alongside Play Your Part ambassador Masego Maponyane.) GET INVOLVEDIf you would like to help these promising students chase down their dreams, visit the Bursary Network website and register to donate.The minimum donation is R100. You can track the progress in reaching the target and how your contributions are helping to change the lives of South African youth.PLAY YOUR PARTAre you playing your part to help improve the lives of those around you through business? Do you know of any business person who has gone out of their way to help improve South Africa and its people?If so, submit your story or video to our website and let us know what you are doing to improve the country for all.last_img read more

first_imgArsenal aim to close Denis Suarez deal with Barcelona on Mondayby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal hope to close a deal for Barcelona midfielder Denis Suarez on Monday.The 25-year-old is surplus to requirements at the Nou Camp, and is believed to be keen on a move to join the Gunners this month.According to Gazzetta dello Sport journalist Nicolo Schira, Emery will push for a deal that included an option to buy at the end of the season.He tweeted: “Arsenal is continuing to talk with Barcelona for Denis Suarez (agreement with Sanllehi).”Unai Emery has offered a transfer on loan with option to buy. Blaugrana prefers a permanent deal.”Monday there will be new contacts between Gunners and Barca.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

first_imgST. JOHN’S, N.L. – The Supreme Court of Canada will be asked Tuesday to reopen a notoriously lopsided 1969 deal that has so far generated more than $27.5 billion for Hydro-Quebec, versus about $2 billion for Newfoundland and Labrador.Lawyer Doug Mitchell will argue the contract for the Churchill Falls hydro station in Labrador should be renegotiated to reflect vastly changed circumstances. He says negotiators almost 50 years ago could not have foreseen how energy markets would completely shift, allowing Hydro-Quebec to buy that power at cheap fixed prices then sell it for huge profits.The resulting disparity has fuelled a bitter feud between the two provinces.“It’s a landmark contract in Canadian legal history,” Mitchell said in an interview. “It’s also an important point in law that many jurisdictions are wrestling with: What do you do if there are unforeseen circumstances that change the equilibrium of the contract? Does the law do nothing or does the law do something?“It’s a topical issue in Quebec law and Canadian law more broadly — and, frankly, around the world.”At issue is whether partners in long-term deals are obligated by so-called good faith principles to adjust terms over time.Hydro-Quebec says it helped finance Churchill Falls in exchange for price guarantees that don’t expire until 2041.This latest bid to reopen the contract “presupposes the existence of a judicial power to review and amend contracts in the event of changed circumstances,” says Hydro-Quebec’s submission to the high court.“This right does not exist under Quebec civil law irrespective of whether one uses the term … good faith, duty to co-operate or abuse of right to describe it.”Under the 1969 terms, Hydro-Quebec agreed to buy almost all the energy from the Churchill Falls plant. The deal set a fixed price for that power that would decrease in stages over time.Various aspects of the contract have already been argued before the top court on different legal principles, twice, without success.This most recent challenge started when Churchill Falls (Labrador) Corp. Ltd. — whose parent company is Crown corporation Nalcor Energy — went to Quebec Superior Court in 2010. It argued that profits of such magnitude from electricity were unforeseen in 1969 and that Hydro-Quebec had a duty to renegotiate terms. It lost.The Quebec Court of Appeal upheld the 2014 lower court decision, agreeing the provincially owned power utility has no obligation to reopen the agreement.“It is inappropriate to re-examine the parties’ circumstances when they signed the contract,” ruled the five appeal court judges. “The uncontradicted evidence establishes that they knew that the price of hydroelectric power was subject to fluctuation but they voluntarily agreed to fix the price.”The decision also said the general principle of “good faith,” as found in Quebec’s civil code, doesn’t apply to Churchill Falls as the contract has remained “profitable” for Newfoundland.Mitchell argues the appeal court “applied a flawed standard of foreseeability that renders the concept essentially meaningless.”A decision from the Supreme Court is not expected for several months.Natural Resources Minister Siobhan Coady says a win could mean billions of dollars as Newfoundland and Labrador faces deficits and mounting debt. The oil price crash starting in 2014 was a major blow to provincial finances.“It’s very important,” Coady said. “There could be some remedies by the Supreme Court that will make a difference to this province.”Follow @suebailey on Twitter.last_img read more

first_imgAhmedabad: Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra Tuesday targeted the Modi government over “unkept promises and spread of hatred” in the country. Addressing her first political rally in Gujarat after assuming charge as Congress general secretary, she said she was saddened by what was happening in the country. “Our institutions are being destroyed. Wherever you see, hatred is being spread,” she said. “Nothing matters more to us that you and I protect this nation, work for it and move forward together,” the Congress leader said. Also Read – Squadrons which participated in Balakot air strike awarded citations on IAF Day Congress president Rahul Gandhi and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi were present at the rally near Adalaj village of Gandhinagar district. Priyanka said the Modi government did not fulfil its promises of providing jobs to crores of people in the country. The Congress held a rally in Modi’s home state to sound its poll bugle for the ensuing Lok Sabha elections. Earlier Tuesday, a meeting of the Congress Working Committee was held in Gujarat after a gap of 58 years. The previous CWC meeting was last held in the state at Bhavnagar in 1961.last_img read more

first_imgWomen who do two or more night shifts a week during pregnancy are likely to have an increased risk of miscarriage, says a new study. This is because women working at night are exposed to artificial light which disrupts their circadian rhythm or body clock and decreases the release of melatonin – a hormone that regulates sleep-wake cycles and helps in maintaining a successful pregnancy, according to the study published in the Occupational and Environmental Medicine journal. Also Read – An income drop can harm brainThe findings showed that after the eighth week of pregnancy, women who had worked two or more night shifts had a 32 per cent higher risk of miscarriage. “This may be explained by the decline in the proportion of chromosomally abnormal foetuses with gestational age, which makes an association with environmental exposure more easily detectable among later miscarriages,” said researchers. Previous studies have also stated that women who work in night shifts, even occasionally, are at an increased risk of early menopause, which can heighten the possibility of developing cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis and memory problems.last_img read more

first_imgAusa (Maha): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday stepped up his attack on the Congress, saying had its leaders acted wisely, Pakistan would not have been created.Addressing a poll rally here, Modi also appeared to be treading sensitive ground, by asking first-time voters to dedicate their vote to those who carried out the air strike in Balakot. “Can your first vote be dedicated to those who carried out the air strike,” Modi said, appealing to first-time voters. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’Pakistan would not have born in 1947 had Congress leaders acted wisely in the pre-Independence era, Modi said. The Congress party’s manifesto speaks the same language as that of Pakistan, he added. Referring to National Conference leader Omar Abdullah’s remark, Modi accused the Congress and its ally NCP of standing with those who want a separate prime minister for Jammu and Kashmir. Hitting out at NCP chief Sharad Pawar, Modi wondered if it behoved the Maratha strongman to join forces with the parties holding such a view. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KUnder the BJP’s watch it is the policy of ‘New India’ that it will kill terrorists by barging into their dens, he said. Modi said the opposition parties were questioning the valour of the security forces after the Pulwama terror attack and the air strike in Balakot. Attacking the Congress, the prime minister alleged that corruption was the only activity which the party does “with honesty” after coming to power. “Aapne dekha hoga kal-parson kaise Congress ke darbariyon ke ghar se bakson main note nikli hain, note se vote kharidne ka ye paap inki rajnaitik sanskriti rahi hai. Ye pichhle chhe mahino se bol rahe hain ‘Chowkidaar chor hai’ lekin note kahan se nikle? Asli chor kon hai? (You must have seen how boxes full of currency notes are being recovered from the houses of Congress courtiers. Buying votes shows their political culture. They are saying for the last six months that the watchman is a thief but from where have the notes come out and who is the real thief?), Modi said. Modi’s remarks followed the recent income tax raids at several locations, including in Delhi and Madhya Pradesh, against close aides of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath and others on charges of tax evasion and hawala transactions. Congress president Rahul Gandhi has been attacking the prime minister using the ‘chowkidar chor hai’ phrase, alleging corruption in the Rafale deal. He said the Congress wants to take back the special powers given to armed forces. “Pakistan too wants the same thing so that terrorists have a free run. The Congress has said it wants to do away with the sedition laws. Pakistan too wants this. It wants free hand for those who want to work against India,” he added. “Those who talk such things, can you trust these people? Can these people safeguard the country,” Modi said. Modi hailed the BJP manifesto, released in Delhi Monday, and said the party is committed to national security and farmers’ welfare. “Your trust is my biggest accomplishment in the last five years,” Modi told the crowd.last_img read more