first_imgEverton sold Lookman in the summer for a fee reported to be in the region of £22.5 million.It came after Lookman had spent a successful spell on loan in Germany at the end of the 2017-18 campaign. After that stint, Leipzig aggressively pursued a permanent deal. As reported by Sky Sports, Everton rejected a £25 million bid for the player.The hope was that Lookman could replicate his German form in England. However, with plenty of competition Lookman struggled under Marco Silva at Everton and eventually, Everton ended up selling him anyway.Everton will, therefore, be fully aware of how success on loan does not automatically equate to a similar run of form back at the parent club.At the same time, Everton appear to have a decision to make in the summer regarding the future of Jonjoe Kenny. The England under-21 international has been in fine form for Schalke since joining the German side on loan at the start of the season. Loading… As reported by the Daily Mail, his form has seen the Bundesliga side develop an interest in a permanent deal.Kenny’s form has also attracted the interest of other Premier League teams. Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur are all credited with an interest in the 22-year-old, according to the Mail.Kenny will need to adapt to Carlo Ancelotti’s style whilst also convincing the Everton hierarchy to either sell a club legend in Coleman or not pay the permanent option fee on the World Cup winner Sidibe.Read Also:Everton fans celebrate Yobo’s appointment, want Alex Iwobi to improve under his guidanceWith Lookman still raw in the minds of the Everton decision-makers, it might just be the Toffees pull the trigger on Kenny while his market valuation is at an all-time high.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?What Is A Black Hole And Is It Dangerous For Us All?6 Most Breathtaking Bridges In The World2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo7 Train Stations In The World You Wish To Stay At LongerStunning Wedding Looks From Around The World8 Fascinating Facts About Coffee8 Ridiculously Expensive Things Bought By Keanu Reeves7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty PennyBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made Everton are still counting their loses over the selling of a prolific star, Ademola Lookman to a German side, RB Leipzig.Advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgLONDON (AP) — British Transport Police say three people died and six were taken to hospital after a passenger train derailed in northeast Scotland amid stormy weather.The train’s driver was among the dead in Wednesday’s incident, which occurred after heavy rain.THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. AP’s earlier story follows below.___A train derailed in northeast Scotland amid stormy weather Wednesday, and there were early reports of deaths and injuries, authorities said.Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon described the derailment as a “major″ incident and said she would be convening an emergency response meeting.Police, several ambulances, an air ambulance and fire engines were at the scene.Transport Secretary Grant Shapps told the BBC authorities were “still waiting for a clearer picture” about how many people had been injured and “lost their lives as well.”The British Transport Police force said officers were called at 9:43 a.m. (0843GMT) to the railway line near Stonehaven, about 100 miles (160 kilometers) northeast of Edinburgh.Local lawmaker Andrew Bowie said Aberdeen Royal Infirmary had declared a major incident. Bowie had been in Stonehaven surveying flood damage earlier Wednesday.“The situation was really bad this morning. The River Carron, the main river which flows through it, had burst its banks, and the heavy rain had caused flooding in the center of Stonehaven and lots of the side streets leading off it,″ he said.Bowie added that the water had receded and it was unclear if flooding was connected to the derailment.“I don’t think speculation is helpful at this stage,″ he said. “We obviously don’t know why the derailment took place, but obviously we have suffered terrible weather here.”Stonehaven is on the line for passenger trains linking Aberdeen with the cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow. The hilly area was hit by storms and flash flooding overnight.Serious train accidents are rare in the U.K. The country’s last fatal derailment was in 2007.The head of Network Rail cut short a family holiday in return to the UK.Prime Minister Boris Johnson tweeted: “I am saddened to learn of the very serious incident in Aberdeenshire and my thoughts are with all of those affected. My thanks to the emergency services at the scene.”last_img read more

first_imgFILE PHOTO: Paul PogbaManchester, United Kingdom | AFP | Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has refused to name a Manchester United penalty taker despite the furore that followed Paul Pogba’s miss from the spot against Wolves on Monday that cost the Red Devils top spot in the Premier League.The United manager was criticised after Pogba failed to convert a penalty for fourth time in a year for United, a week after Rashford continued his perfect penalty record by opening the scoring against Chelsea.Rui Patricio saved from the French World Cup winner as the game ended 1-1, but despite facing criticism for a lack of leadership, a defiant Solskjaer said he will continue with a policy of having both Pogba and Rashford classed as designated penalty takers.“I’m sure you’re going to see Paul Pogba score a penalty for Man United again,” said Solskjaer. “Let’s see when we get the next one.“We’re practising penalties and Marcus and Paul are still on them. Marcus or Paul will score the next one, I’m sure they will.“We’re disappointed we didn’t win the game but the talk is more difficult when you don’t get a result.“It’s not that I’ve left it to the players, we’ve nominated two and throughout the season you’ll have games where they are not playing and it’s good to know they’re there and trusted to take pens.”Pogba’s miss, however, had a far more sinister impact as he was targeted with racist abuse online after the match.United have called for social media companies to do more to protect their users and Twitter have agreed to meet representatives of the club.Former United defender and England women’s manager Phil Neville called for players to boycott social media to make a stance against abuse. – Fake identities –Solskjaer repeated calls platforms to be policed more rigidly, but said he will not encourage his players to come off social media.“Paul’s fine, Paul’s a strong character and it makes him stronger,” said Solskjaer.“When you speak to him he’s fine and I just cannot believe we’re still here in 2019 talking about these instances.“Social media is a place where people can hide behind fake identities, it’s not down to me to change it but there are so many ‘Ole Gunnar Solskjaers’ on Twitter. I know it’s not me and we’ve got to do something about it.”“What can we do about it as Man United? We’re not going to ban our players on social media, we have to spread the good word, we can use it to spread good and have to stop those incidents.”Solskjaer also confirmed that talks are on-going in an effort to offload Alexis Sanchez to Inter Milan on loan before the European transfer window closes next month.“There are still talks with some clubs,” added the Norwegian.“He’s working hard and let’s see in September what’s going to happen.”Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

first_imgThe Nelson Daily has learned Nelson’s Adam Wheeldon has signed on to play with the Trail Smoke Eaters of the BCHL Saturday.The 17-year-old forward played 44 games with Nelson last season as a 16-year-old, scoring two goals and registering nine assists. Used primarily as a checker, Wheeldon finished the season with 78 penalty minutes.The son of former Leaf coach Simon Wheeldon was traded to the Kelowna Chiefs during the summer by former Leaf coach and GM Chris Shaw.It was thought Wheeldon would attend the camp of the Westside Warriors but instead decided to attend Trail’s training [email protected]last_img read more

first_imgNASA’s Astrobiology Program is charting a new roadmap for future projects, and the public is allowed to voice its opinions.Astrobiology Magazine announced “A Roadmap for the Future of Astrobiology.”  Born in 1996, the new “science” of astrobiology was an interdisciplinary effort with the following 7 goals:Understanding the nature and distribution of habitable environments in the universeExploring for habitable environments and life in our own Solar SystemUnderstanding the emergence of lifeDetermining how early life on Earth interacted and evolved with its changing environmentUnderstanding the evolutionary mechanisms and environmental limits of lifeDetermining the principles that will shape life in the futureRecognizing signatures of life on other worlds and on early Earth.Yet after 17 years, no solid evidence for “astro”biology exists.  Since NASA’s projects in astrobiology are funded with tax dollars, the public has a right to express its views on the value of these questions, and whether a new consortium of scientists is needed to address them.  Many of these subjects have long been studied without the formation of a new “science” garnering additional funds.Members of the public interested in voicing their opinions about the future of astrobiology can log in at astrobiologyfuture.org and express themselves.  In addition, there is always the avenue of writing one’s representatives.Astrobiology is one of the biggest boondoggles in NASA.  In 1996, an overly hyped NASA press conference about possible fossils in a Martian meteorite (since debunked) launched the new science of astrobiology; now we’re stuck with it (coincidence?).  Any new science is not just a name; it’s an institution.  It costs money to print materials, hold conferences, run websites and do all the other things that come along with a new label.  How would you like it if NASA invented a new “science” called “astropsychology” and asked the government for millions of dollars for establishing new journals, building research centers, and holding conferences for scientists to speculate about what they know nothing about?  (Oh, wait a minute—wasn’t that called SETI?)There’s astronomy, and there’s biology, but never the twain shall meet until and unless life is actually found beyond Earth.  Fifty years of searching has turned up nothing.  It’s a mythical science.  Studies of extrasolar planets and their habitability could be performed, and have been performed, without calling it astrobiology.  All the rest is predicated on belief in materialistic Darwinian evolution.  Darwinists have been studying all that stuff for decades, long before 1996, and they probably would on their own dime anyway.  (Don’t you love #3, “Understanding the emergence of life” — the old Stuff Happens Law.  Without the magic word “emergence,” Darwinism wouldn’t have a concept to talk about.)“Astrobiology” is a euphemism for materialistic philosophy masquerading as science.  Here’s a roadmap for them, all right: a big U-turn and refund.  Can we still afford this boondoggle in a struggling economy, with foreign enemies trying to kill us and our allies?  Why not fight cancer with the money?  You have a brief opportunity to tell NASA what you think about the way they are spending your tax dollars to speculate in front of the nation about “emergence” by materialistic means of the most complex systems in the universe.  Even the simplest functional protein can be calculated as so astronomically improbable, it will never “emerge” under the most hopeful conditions (source).  Yet faith in the impossible drives these shamans to convince gullible people that they, too, emerged on a lucky planet once upon a time.  If this riles you, speak up.**Please be discreet if you state your views on their website.  Ranting only backfires.  Also, appeals to religion or creationism will be rejected without consideration.  There are plenty of scientific and philosophical questions that they cannot dismiss at the outset.  Learn the art of asking the right questions and stating opinions in a way that commands respect. (Visited 48 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

first_img The Government has, since January 1, 2019, embarked on phased implementation of the ban on plastic bags of a specified dimension and thickness, plastic drinking straws and expanded polystyrene foam products, used in the food and beverage industry.  He said monitoring will be spearheaded by the relevant regulatory entities, including the Jamaica Customs Agency (JCA), National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA), National Compliance and Regulatory Authority (NCRA), and Bureau of Standards Jamaica (BSJ). Story Highlights The Government will be intensifying its plastic ban monitoring and enforcement activities in the coming weeks.This was disclosed by Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Hon. Daryl Vaz, during the sitting of the House of Representatives on February 5.He said monitoring will be spearheaded by the relevant regulatory entities, including the Jamaica Customs Agency (JCA), National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA), National Compliance and Regulatory Authority (NCRA), and Bureau of Standards Jamaica (BSJ).“I take this opportunity to reiterate my invitation to the public to submit any queries, suggestions or comments regarding the implementation of the ban on single use plastics to [email protected] or call 876.285.8531,” Mr. Vaz further stated.The Government has, since January 1, 2019, embarked on phased implementation of the ban on plastic bags of a specified dimension and thickness, plastic drinking straws and expanded polystyrene foam products, used in the food and beverage industry.Mr. Vaz indicated that while the change to a cleaner Jamaica may be disruptive, it is a necessary part of protecting the land and marine environment.He further emphasized that while the ban will serve to mitigate some of Jamaica’s waste management challenges, “it is not a panacea”.“My colleague, the Minister of Local Government and Community Development, and the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA), will continue to strengthen the country’s waste management infrastructure and regulatory framework,” Mr. Vaz added. “My colleague, the Minister of Local Government and Community Development, and the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA), will continue to strengthen the country’s waste management infrastructure and regulatory framework,” Mr. Vaz added.last_img read more

first_imgMONTREAL – The U.S. Department of Commerce has proposed a 219 per cent duty on Bombardier’s CSeries jets following a complaint filed by Boeing.Here’s some of the reaction:“This is clearly aimed at eliminating Bombardier’s C Series aircraft from the U.S. market.” — Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland.———”The U.S. values its relationships with Canada, but even our closest allies must play by the rules.” — U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross.———“The magnitude of the proposed duty is absurd and divorced from the reality about the financing of multibillion-dollar aircraft programs.” — Bombardier statement.———“Boeing has no American-made product to offer because it cancelled production of its only aircraft in this size range — the 717 — more than 10 years ago.” — Delta Air Lines statement.———“Subsidies enabled Bombardier to dump its product into the U.S. market, harming aerospace workers in the United States and throughout Boeing’s global supply chain.” — Boeing statement.last_img read more

first_imgUPDATE as of 6:50 p.m. Fort St. John time, the suspects are still on the loose near York Landing.Despite reports – there is no one in custody at this time. RCMP officers remain in the community of York Landing & continue to investigate the reported sighting of the two suspects. All required resources are being used in this ongoing investigation. Updates to follow.— RCMP Manitoba (@rcmpmb) July 29, 2019Original Story: WINNIPEG, M.B. – Manitoba RCMP have confirmed the two suspects in three northern B.C. homicides could be near the community of York Landing Manitoba.York Landing is approximately 200 km south west of Gillam and the RCMP has sent resources to the community to investigate a tip.Multiple RCMP resources are being sent to York Landing, MB, to investigate a tip that the two suspects are possibly in, or near, the community. A heavy police presence can be expected in the area. We will continue to update you as information becomes available.— RCMP Manitoba (@rcmpmb) July 28, 2019Elected Chief Of York Factory First Nation Leroy Constant posted on Facebook. “RCMP officers & crew will arrive in our community of York Landing, MB very shortly to conduct a search for the 2 suspects at large.  Everyone, please remain indoors with your doors locked. And all vehicles should be parked. Please share the message with those who don’t have Social Media. We received word that there was a possible sighting around our community landfill moments ago.”On Sunday the RCMP said they had received over 200 tips in the search for Kam McLeod and Bryer Schmegelsky.  This could be the first confirmed sighting of the suspects since last week when their vehicle was found burnt near Gillam.Reporters in Gillam have shared on twitter that a large number of Police resources have left the community for York Landing.  The RCMP are also reminding the public not to post pictures or information about the exact location of RCMP members who are searching for the suspects.Please do not disclose officer locations by posting photos of our officers in the community to social media.— RCMP Manitoba (@rcmpmb) July 28, 2019 BREAKING: The RCMP say the two B.C. homicide suspects may be in York Landing, Man. They have sent backup to the area. We saw a ton of cops leave the RCMP station in Gillam about an hour ago. #cbcmb— Austin Grabish (@AustinGrabish) July 28, 2019last_img read more

first_imgPutrajaya: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Tuesday defended Singapore’s proposed law to fight “online falsehoods,” but his Malaysian counterpart Mahathir Mohamad warned that anti-fake news laws were a double-edged sword that could be abused by governments to stay in power. The two leaders were speaking after annual talks Tuesday aimed at resolving disputes over maritime boundaries, airspace management and the price of water that had strained ties since Mahathir’s alliance swept to power in elections last May. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USLee said many countries including France, Germany and Australia have legislation to combat fake news. Singapore took nearly two years to deliberate on the issue before the government unveiled a bill in parliament last week to combat fake news, he said. The law allows the government to remove online content it deems as false and includes a jail term of up to 10 years and hefty fines. “This is the problem of fake news and deliberate false statement being proliferated online. It is a serious problem which confronts many countries,” Lee said at a joint news conference. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential polls”Singapore is not the only one which has taken legislation on this issue. The French has done so, the Germans have done so. The Australians have just done so, something similar and very draconian. The British are also thinking of doing this as well. So Singapore had to do this and we had a long process… finally we have this bill and it will be debated in the house and I hope eventually it will become legislation,” he said. Lee rejected criticisms from rights groups such as Reporters Without Borders which had voiced fear the law could further stifle free speech in Singapore, which already has stern laws on public protests and dissent. “They criticized many things about Singapore’s media management but what we have done have worked for Singapore. And it is our objective to continue to do things that will work for Singapore. And I think (the new law) will be a significant step forward in this regard,” he added. Mahathir, however, said his government will repeal Malaysia’s law against fake news as it promised. An earlier effort to do so was blocked by the opposition-led Senate but the government is expected to push it through again. “For us, we need to learn how to handle such fake news. When we have laws that prevent people from airing their views, then we are afraid the government may abuse the law as it has happened in the last government,” Mahathir said. “We do not want any government, whether this or succeeding governments, to make use of this law in order to tell and create fake news in order to sustain themselves. Of course it will be difficult to handle, but we believe we can accept the challenges and we can handle that.”last_img read more

first_imgNew Delhi: IPL franchise Kings XI Punjab co-owner Ness Wadia’s suspended jail sentence of two years for illegal possession of drugs in Japan is likely to come up for discussion during the Committee of Administrators’ (COA) next meeting in Mumbai on Friday.Wadia was arrested earlier this year at an airport in Japanese town Hokkaido for possession of 25gm of cannabis resin. His sentence has been suspended for five years.As per IPL’s Code of Ethics, no person associated with the team can bring the game into disrepute and there is a clause which can lead to suspension of teams as it happened with CSK and Rajasthan Royals during the IPL spot-fixing scandal. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss account details under automatic exchange frameworkHowever, it is still not clear whether the matter will be handed over to the IPL Ethics Committee — comprising three office-bearers (acting President CK Khanna, acting Secretary Amitabh Chaudhary and treasurer Anirudh Chaudhry) — or the newly appointed Ombudsman DK Jain.”The matter will come up for discussion on May 3 at the COA meeting in Mumbai. It needs to be discussed whether the COA will refer the matter to Justice Jain or the three office-bearers. Also Read – Trio win Nobel Medicine Prize for work on cells, oxygen”Since we have a retired SC Judge as Ethics Officer, it’s only fair that the matter is referred to him,” a senior BCCI official told PTI on Wednesday.When asked if Kings XI Punjab can be suspended, the official said: “It’s all in the realms of speculation. The BCCI legal team, Ombudsman all need to come together.” There is no clarity on whether Wadia’s sentencing, even if it brings disrepute to the franchise, can actually lead to a team’s suspension.”The matter is not directly related to IPL. Yes one owner was arrested in a foreign country. Now his image is tarnished.”If that affects the brand, then action should be taken against the owner and not the brand. In any case, proper procedures will be followed,” said the official.last_img read more