Arsenal set for £130m transfers, Man United snubbed, plus all the latest gossip

first_img Transfer Rumours and Paper Review 1 talkSPORT bring you a handy round-up all the top headlines and transfer-related stories in Saturday’s newspapers…Bayern Munich are prepared to pay £55m for Arsenal’s 28-year-old forward Alexis Sanchez, who is also a target for Chelsea, Juventus Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain. (Sunday Telegraph)Arsenal are willing to pay £85m for Monaco striker Kylian Mbappe, 18, and offer him the incentive that he will play regular first-team football. (Mail on Sunday)And Mbappe is set to reject a big-money move to Manchester United because he does not like how Jose Mourinho’s team plays. (L’Equipe)Manchester City have made a £50m bid to sign Juventus left-back Alex Sandro, 26. (Sunday Mirror)Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has told the club’s owners to prioritise bringing back Everton striker Romelu Lukaku, 23, this summer. (Mail on Sunday)Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho aims to make a £55m bid to sign Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero, 28. (Sun on Sunday)Chelsea are ready to make a £20m move for 22-year-old Italian midfielder Domenico Berardi from Sassuolo. (Sunday Mirror)Stoke City are set to try to sign Chelsea captain John Terry, 36, in the summer, although they face competition from teams in America’s Major League Soccer as well as the Chinese Super League. (Sun on Sunday)Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea, 26, is set to move to Real Madrid with United looking to replace him with Atletico Madrid’s Jan Oblak, 24. (Don Balon)Manchester City are monitoring Schalke left-back Sead Kolasinac. The 23-year-old will be available on a free transfer, but City are yet to make an offer. (Manchester Evening News)Liverpool should try to sign three more Southampton players, according to former Reds captain Phil Thompson. The Reds are interested in centre-half Virgil van Dijk, 25, left-back Ryan Bertrand, 27, and central midfielder Oriol Romeu, 25. (Liverpool Echo)Here are the latest talkSPORT.com headlines: Former Tottenham boss Tim Sherwood has praised the work of manager Mauricio Pochettino – but believes the current side need to win silverware to push on againTorino president Urbano Cairo has revealed Manchester City have given no indication over their intentions with goalkeeper Joe HartBorussia Dortmund have joined Chelsea and Juventus in the race for Celtic striker Moussa DembeleSchalke star Sead Kolasinac is expected to decide between offers from AC Milan, Arsenal and Manchester City next weeklast_img read more

Ban on Public Smoking A Major Achievement – Cancer Society

first_img Executive Director of the JCS, Yulit Gordon, is hailing the ban on public smoking is a major achievement. Story Highlights The JCS was very instrumental as part of a team that worked to bring about the ban. Young people also played a role in the effort, citing the lobbying of students of Campion College. Executive Director of the Jamaica Cancer Society (JCS), Yulit Gordon, is hailing the ban on public smoking as a major achievement for individuals and organisations, which have long agitated for such legislation.She noted that as a member of the Coalition for Tobacco Control in Jamaica, the JCS was very instrumental as part of a team that worked to bring about the ban. “We have been experiencing first-hand, the suffering of Jamaicans to the different types of cancer and this ban has been a long time coming,” she stated.Mrs. Gordon was speaking at a recent JIS Think Tank to mark Lung Cancer Awareness Month, which is observed in November.The ban, which took effect on July 15 with the implementation of the Public Health (Tobacco Control) Regulations 2013, has already yielded results.Minister of Health, Dr. Fenton Ferguson, has reported a 20 per cent reduction in asthmatic admissions to hospitals since the imposition of the no smoking policy in public spaces.Mrs. Gordon said that the young people also played a role in the effort, citing the lobbying of students of Campion College.She informed that the students, as part of their annual ‘Kick Butts Campaign’ which encourages young people to speak up and take action against tobacco use, took a petition to the Jamaican Parliament to ban smoking.“They too should be very happy to see this piece of legislation passed,” she said.The Executive Director said it is reported that children in Jamaica are having their first cigarette before the age of 10. This information, coupled with the scientifically proven fact that tobacco use is linked to most types of cancers, paints a grim picture for the country’s future if the habit is not curbed.Volunteer with the JCS, Dr. Aldyth Buckland, who also addressed the Think Tank, said that doctors are seeing young people in their 20’s with lung cancer. This, she said, is alarming, as the disease does not normally manifest until a person is in their 60’s.She said it was quite likely that those persons were exposed to tobacco smoke at an early age, possibly second hand smoke, which is just as dangerous.“Tobacco smoke is very different from usual smoke. It has very tiny particulate matter, less than 2.5 microns, which penetrate deep into the tiny airways of the lungs and can cause multiple toxic hits on the cells.“This happening each day is going to cause malignant change, especially over an extended period of time. It is said that every 15 cigarettes smoked causes one mutation, imagine someone smoking a pack a day for many years. The risk increases, the more somebody smokes. There is no safe level of exposure, even one cigarette is dangerous,” Dr. Buckland warned.last_img read more

Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi gives thumbs down to provincial budgets cuts to

first_imgThis is after the government boosted the fund to great fanfare in 2015 by $11 million. David Eggen, who was culture and tourism minister in 2015 said at the time: “The success of Alberta’s cultural industries sector, particularly our film and television industry, is an important piece in our move toward a more diversified, sustainable economy … We have only begun to tap into the incredible potential of this industry.”According to Bill Evans, executive director of the Alberta Media Production Industries Association, that $11 million was a one-time addition and the new budget actually added new media funding. But he said in a statement Friday that the net drop of $3 million is “not good news for our industry. However, considering the current economic climate, it’s not as bad as we were expecting.”Alberta Culture and Tourism Minister Ricardo Miranda, in a statement on Friday, confirmed the $34 million slated for the fund includes a “one-time” $5 million through the Capital Investment Tax Credit, which he said will support film and television production and fund two new pilot grant programs supporting interactive digital media and post-production, visual effects and digital animation.“Alberta’s cultural industries play a significant role in the government’s plan to diversify the economy and we continue to look for opportunities to support the sector,” he said.AMPIA is part of a group of contributors to Alberta’s film industry that has been lobbying hard in recent months, saying Alberta needed to make changes quickly to take advantage of the fact that Canada’s current production centres, Toronto and Vancouver, are operating beyond capacity.Beyond the size of the fund, the group is lobbying against a funding cap on the fund’s production grant, which provides incentives for film and TV projects. The fund can contribute up to 30 per cent of all eligible Alberta expenses, but is capped at $5-million per project.In the past, there was flexibility in the fund for ongoing series that continued to employ workers and generate economic activity. In 2014, changes were made to the fund by the then Conservative government that prevents new television series from applying more than once, which is not favourable for higher-budget fare and ongoing television series.Calgary-based Nomadic Pictures, which co-produced AMC’s Hell on Wheels and co-produces FX’s Fargo, set up production of its sci-fi series Van Helsing in Vancouver rather than Alberta in early 2016, at least in part because of the cap.IATSE local president Damian Petti said Friday he, too, is disappointed in the budget, but the film union leader also called for an entirely new model that would rely more on tax credits, an incentive that lowers the amount of tax owed the government used in many jurisdictions in Canada and elsewhere to attract film shoots.“The industry has been struggling,” he said. “The model is becoming antiquated. It’s time for a tax credit, which has been a proven success story in other jurisdictions. The fund has severe limitations compared to a tax credit. So, there is disappointment as the community hoped we could overcome the limits to the cap. (But) we’re an outlier. We’re the only jurisdiction not to have a labour-based tax credit.”Petti also said he believes the government wants to support the film industry.“The minister met with stakeholders. Minister Miranda wants to work with industry so industry needs to unite and work with the ministry. I believe that is a sincere offer.”Evans from AMPIA points out that film and TV production generated $262 million in economic impact compared to $2.2 billion in B.C. He said his group “will continue to advocate for a change in the way the provincial incentive program works … ” but he worries film jobs and investment will leave the province.Nenshi stressed the film industry in Alberta is a key to diversifying the economy.“As I’ve said many, many times, filmmaking is not a nice, fun-to-have industry, it’s an industry that needs to grow significantly in Alberta because it supports a lot of jobs and a lot of good jobs,” he said. “It’s very, very difficult for us to grow that industry if we can’t be competitive with funding in the way that other jurisdictions in other provinces are.”In other culture funding, the Alberta Foundation for the Arts received a $5 million increase in funding that had been promised earlier.With files from Annalise Klingbeil and Eric Volmers, Postmedia Facebook Twitter Login/Register With: Advertisement Calgary’s mayor is panning an Alberta provincial budget that on Thursday cut funding to the Alberta Media Fund used to entice film and television projects to shoot here.“I’m very disappointed, and this is one that requires more analysis, but it looks like the province has rejected our request to increase the Alberta Media Fund,” Nenshi told reporters Thursday. “That’s about bringing filmmaking into the province and instead of increasing the fund from $36.8 million to $50 million, they seem to have cut it … which is really strangling a very important industry in a growth phase, here in the province, very early on. That’s a very bad thing.”A “budget highlights” section on the Alberta government website pegs the fund for next year at $34 million, a drop from nearly $37 million. Advertisement Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment last_img read more

Ottawa continues legal fight against St Annes Indian residential school survivor over

first_img( St. Anne’s Indian residential school. Photo/National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation.)Jorge Barrera APTN National NewsOttawa is continuing its court battle against a residential school survivor who attended the notorious St. Anne’s Indian residential school.The survivor, known only as H-15019, wants a new compensation hearing without federal lawyers present because they previously suppressed evidence to discredit the  claim.A hearing on the case is scheduled for Wednesday in Toronto before Justice Paul Perell.St. Anne’s, which was located near Fort Albany First Nation in Ontario’s James Bay region, was one of the most notorious residential schools throughout the dark history of the institutions. An OPP investigation launched in the 1990s led to several convictions. The school, which closed in 1976, was home to an electric chair that was used on children who attended there. Children from Attawapiskat attended the school.Ottawa’s lawyers are asking the court to dismiss H-15019’s application, known technically as a request for direction (RFD), according to recent submissions filed with the Ontario Superior Court. Ottawa says the application for a new hearing should be rejected because it is “premature.”  The submission argues the survivor has not exhausted all possible appeal avenues under the Independent Assessment Process (IAP) created by the multi-billion dollar Indian residential school settlement agreement between Ottawa, the churches and survivors.“Claimant H-15019 has not exhausted the re-review process of the IAP, such that this request for direction is premature,” said Ottawa’s response submission. “In support of the processes of the IAP as well as the rights of Claimant H-15019 thereunder, Canada has signaled its consent for claimant H-15019 to seek a re-review decision…Canada asks this honourable court to dismiss the remaining preliminary relief sought by the claimant.”Ottawa argues that if the court orders a re-hearing on the grounds requested by H-15019 it would result in a “material amendment” to the Indian residential school settlement agreement.The federal government is also opposing H-15019’s request federal lawyers involved on the file submit affidavits explaining why they suppressed evidence, including the contents of an OPP criminal investigation, during the IAP hearings that resulted in the St. Anne’s survivor losing out on compensation.“Canada specifically contests any suggestion that particular federal officials are required to provide affidavit evidence in respect of this matter, and submits that the claimant has not established grounds to compel such evidence,” according to Ottawa’s submission.H-15019’s lawyer, Fay Brunning, said she would be fighting Ottawa’s move to dismiss the RFD. She said her client does not want to go through another IAP hearing with federal lawyers and adjudicators who violated his rights.“My client wants court supervision and public accountability by those persons who violated his rights,” said Brunning, in an emailed statement. “These hearings are about very serious child abuse in religious institutions. My client has suffered enough and he wants the justice system to uphold his rights, even against (Justice Canada).”Since the beginning of the IAP process, federal government lawyers used false narratives of the school, which omitted references the OPP’s criminal investigation and convictions, to defeat abuse claims filed by residential school survivors.The records shows Justice Canada had evidence of the OPP investigation before the IAP hearings began, but yet never disclosed them during IAP hearings.Even after the Ontario Superior Court ordered Ottawa in January 2014 to turn over the OPP evidence it held, federal lawyers continued to use the false narratives in H-15019’s case and used it to discredit the survivor’s story.“During final submissions for the IAP claim…on July 25, 2014, (Justice Canada) relied upon the pre-2014…report and source documentation…and argued that the claimant’s story was improbably and not reliable,” according to one of Brunning’s filings on behalf of H-15019.During this time, federal lawyers had in their possession proof a priest, who was one of the subjects named in H-15019’s claim, was a “serial sexual abuser.”Weeks before this happened, the Ontario Superior Court was again compelled to issue a follow-up order in June 2015 and told Ottawa to summarize and reverse redactions on the 12,000 documents it previously released following the 2014 ruling.NDP MP Charlie Angus, in who’s riding includes Ontario’s James Bay region, said Ottawa’s decision to continue the legal battle against the St. Anne’s survivor made a “mockery” of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s words to survivors at the closing ceremony of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.“It’s a travesty of justice,” said Angus. “I am really disturbed by what we seen since the beginning (with) the collusion of the Justice department in protecting perpetrators and suppression of evidence, undermining a legal process that is supposed to bring justice for the survivors.”[email protected]@JorgeBarreralast_img read more

Update Kevino Smith Investigation Females arrested

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, February 6, 2017 – As part of continued investigation into the disappearance and subsequent death of Kevino Smith, today (Monday 6th February 2017), three females aged 19, 28 and 53 residents of Grand Turk have been re-arrested on suspicion of attempting to Pervert the Course of Justice. They remain in custody while the investigations are on ongoing.On Friday 6th March 2015, Kevino Smith was reported missing by his parents. Following the report, a police investigation was launched. As a result of extensive searches by the police and members of the community, his body was later found in the Breezy Brae area on Thursday 16th April 2015.Anyone with information surrounding Kevino Smith’s murder, or any information relevant to this investigation is asked to call the Royal Turks & Caicos Islands Police Force at 911 or 941-4448 extension 81843 or 81837 or use the untraceable, anonymous Crime Stoppers Miami number at 1-800(TIPS) or 1-800-8477. No names or numbers are requested, and only the information provided is passed on to the Royal Turks & Caicos Islands Police Force.Press Release: RTCIPF#MagneticMediaNews Recommended for you ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#magneticmedianews Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provolast_img read more