Transfers ‘Chelsea being left behind in transfer market’ – Lampard feels Conte frustration Chris Burton 18:34 1/26/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(3) Getty Images Transfers Chelsea Eden Hazard Antonio Conte Premier League The Blues legend believes other clubs are blowing the reigning Premier League champions “out of water”, with there a danger key men could move on Chelsea are being “blown out of the water” by rivals in the transfer market, says Frank Lampard, with the Blues in danger of being “left behind”.The arrival of Roman Abramovich at Stamford Bridge back in 2003 saw the west London outfit become the first Premier League side to benefit from the big-spending of a billionaire owner.Such figureheads are now commonplace, with transfer fees having escalated as the market is dominated by those with the deepest pockets. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Chelsea still possess the financial muscle to compete, but elaborate recruitment drives have been reined in and Lampard feels the club need to come up with a new strategy as others continue to invest heavily and current boss Antonio Conte grows increasingly frustrated – with Goal revealing on Friday that the Italian’s future is now in question .The Blues legend told The Sun : “[Manchester] City and United have blown everyone else out of the water in terms of their spending in the last two years.“Chelsea have the power to match them but it’s something they haven’t particularly done in recent years.“Don’t get me wrong, they’ve spent good money. It’s not as if they’ve suddenly stopped buying players.“But other clubs are spending more and they have to be careful not to get left behind.“The manager isn’t happy and he obviously feels his squad is a bit thin to battle on so many different fronts.“And I think he’s been proved correct to a degree because when you win the title and then lose big players like [Diego] Costa and [Nemanja] Matic, you have to recruit to move forward because everyone else is doing that.“Antonio Conte certainly seems frustrated. He doesn’t mince his words and he’s been pretty honest about how he feels.“He wanted to add to the squad and he speaks about how it’s not his business as to who gets signed.“I don’t know where things are headed long-term but I think the club and manager will need to sit down in the summer to sort things out.”One of the issues which needs to resolved at Stamford Bridge concerns Eden Hazard’s future, with the Belgium international yet to commit to fresh terms amid ongoing talk of interest from Real Madrid .Lampard hopes the 27-year-old can be persuaded to stay put, but acknowledges that there is a chance key men could soon start heading for the exits.He added: “Eden Hazard is the centre-piece of the club and has been the catalyst for their very good performances over the last 18 months.“Players will move on but hopefully not Hazard. Chelsea have to try to keep him and build the team around him.”
New South Wales Combined Catholic Colleges have survived a late comeback from the Queensland Secondary Schools Touch side to win the title at the 2009 X-Blades National Youth Championships.CCC got out to a three touchdown lead before QSST hit back to level the game with minutes remaining.QSST had the opportunity to again level the scores late in the game when CCC’s Edan Price got sent to the sin bin with less than two minutes remaining, but were unable to capitalise, with the NSW boys taking the game by one touchdown. QSST got off to a great start when Ryley Jacks dived across the line in the opening set of six to give his side the early lead. It wasn’t long before CCC hit back, with Alex Franklin on the receiving end off a great flick pass from Daniel Chiddy, to level the scores at 1-all.Edrick Lee put QSST back in front five minutes later when he crossed over in the corner to give his side a 2-1 lead. But it was Scott Daley’s touchdown in the ninth minute, set up by Sam Brisby, which leveled the scores up again. CCC then hit the lead for the first time in the game when Simon Lang’s dive for the try line gave his side a 3-2 lead.CCC extended their lead four minutes later when a cut out pass from Brisby set up Alex Franklin for his second to give his side a three touchdown lead with minutes remaining in the first half.But QSST weren’t finished for the half, with Jacks crossing for second touchdown just before half-time to go to the break down by two, 5-3. CCC was back on the attack just after half-time, and extended their lead back to three touchdowns when Ben Dosseter scored in the first set of six. QSST’s Kade Bonner was the next to score, and brought his side back within two touchdowns with 13 minutes remaining, and when Lee crossed for his second, the Queensland boys were back in the game.Adam Pryde’s touchdown leveled the scores for QSST, but it was short lived, with Nicholas Good scoring off the next set of six off the back of some great work by Matt Moylan to steal the lead back, 7-6.Price was sent to the bin with two minutes remaining to give the QSST boys a chance to hit back, but it was too little too late, with CCC running away with the title.CCC was rewarded for their consistent carnival, with Moylan being named Player of the Match, and Good being named Player of the Series. NSWCCC Captain Dan Mahoney paid tribute to his team mates in the presentations after the game. “We’re all mates and that’s what it’s all about, that’s why we play touch,” Mahoney said.
zoom The sale was announced on January 31, 2014. The transaction is based on an enterprise value of $1.1 billion. Sulzer’s net cash proceeds after all taxes will be approximately $947 million.Sulzer CEO Klaus Stahlmann said, “This transaction is an important step towards focusing Sulzer’s activities on three attractive key markets—oil and gas, power, and water.Sulzer intends to serve customers in its key markets as one focused company, achieving collaborative advantages and synergies across its businesses by leveraging its product portfolio, capabilities, and expertise.”After the divestment, almost 80 percent of Sulzer’s sales are in the three key markets. Sulzer intends to use the funds generated from the divestment for targeted acquisitions and further investments towards organic growth in these pivotal markets.Sulzer, headquartered in Winterthur, Switzerland, since 1834, specializes in pumping solutions, rotating equipment maintenance and services as well as separation, reaction, and mixing technology. June 4, 2014;
The province’s independent Serious Incident Response Team is investigating allegations of domestic violence involving a Bridgewater RCMP officer. On Tuesday, Aug. 7, the Bridgewater Police Service and RCMP became aware of allegations of domestic violence involving an RCMP officer from the Bridgewater detachment. In accordance with Police Act requirements, the Bridgewater Police Service and the RCMP notified the Serious Incident Response Team. SIRT responded late Tuesday afternoon and assumed responsibility for the investigation. A male officer of the Bridgewater RCMP is in custody. He is scheduled to appear in Bridgewater Provincial Court today, Aug. 8. He is expected to face charges of assault, sexual assault and uttering threats relating to matters alleged to have occurred between Dec. 1, 2010, and Aug. 7, 2012. The Serious Incident Response Team is responsible for investigating all serious incidents involving police in Nova Scotia. Its investigations are under the direction and control of independent civilian director Ron MacDonald. The Serious Incident Response Team can independently launch an investigation or begin an investigation after a referral from a chief of police, the head of the RCMP in Nova Scotia or the Minister of Justice. It can also investigate after a complaint from the public. The Police Act requires the director to file a public report summarizing the results of the investigation within three months after it is finished.
VERNON, B.C. – The RCMP say an additional charge has been laid against a British Columbia man who is being investigated for allegations of violence against women following a police search of a farm in Salmon Arm where human remains were found.Police say Curtis Wayne Sagmoen, 37, has been charged with one count of assault causing bodily harm stemming from an alleged incident involving a woman in Maple Ridge, B.C., in 2013.The Mounties say the charge was laid after new information was uncovered in their ongoing investigation but no further details about the incident are being released.None of the allegations against Sagmoen have been tested in court.No charges have been laid in relation to the human remains that were found in October off Salmon River Road, but police say the death of 18-year-old Traci Genereaux is being treated as suspicious.Police began searching the farm in Salmon Arm on Oct. 19 and found the remains of Genereaux, who was last heard from about five months earlier in Vernon.The RCMP completed their search of the farm on Nov. 9.Sagmoen has also been charged with assault causing bodily harm and assault with a weapon stemming from an alleged incident on Aug. 10, 2017, and he faces a separate assault charge related to an alleged incident on or about July 1, 2017.Those charges were laid after police said allegations were made by female sex workers. Police have said the charges involve two different alleged victims who worked as escorts and advertised their services online.Sagmoen was previously charged on Oct. 17 with pointing a firearm, uttering threats and disguising his face with intent to commit an offence over an alleged incident on Aug. 28.Sagmoen’s lawyer has entered not guilty pleas on the previous charges.
High Commissioner also discussed the prevailing security situation with the Most Venerable Mahanayake theros and offered India’s full support to Sri Lanka in dealing with the common threat of Jihadi terrorism. The High Commissioner conveyed greetings on the auspicious occasion of Vesak to the Most Venerable Mahanayake Theros and recalled the visit of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi to Sri Lanka for the International Vesak Day celebration in 2017 and the exposition of the sacred Sarnath Relics in Sri Lanka in 2018. India has assured its fullest support to Sri Lanka to combat the threat of Jihadi terrorism.High Commissioner of India Taranjit Singh Sandhu paid respects at Sri Dalada Maligawa and received the blessings of the Most Venerable Thibbatuwawe Sri Sumangala Mahanayake Thero of Malwatte Chapter and Most Venerable Warakagoda Sri Gnanarathana Mahanayake Thero of Asgiriya Chapter in Kandy today. Both the Mahanayake Theros deeply appreciated India’s unconditional and strong support for Sri Lanka including in the security sphere.High Commissioner Sandhu also reviewed the progress of Kandyan Dancing School being constructed with Government of India’s assistance of around 150 million SLR at the Sri Lanka International Buddhist Academy(SIBA) campus in Pallekele, Kandy.
A 48-year-old man has died after a single-vehicle collision in Dundas. It happened shortly after 6 p.m. Tuesday near the intersection of Valley and York roads.Police say the Dundas man was driving a Honda Civic westbound on York Rd. when he lost control and struck a large tree.Emergency crews transported the man to hospital where he later died. Police say the cause of the collision is still under investigation. This is the first driver death and the third overall fatality on Hamilton roads in 2018.Anyone with information about this crash is asked to contact Detective Constable Matt Hewko of the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 905-546-4755.
“Government will be watching the way the industry responds, including the amount of storage being drawn down and the amount of oil nominated and apportioned on Enbridge (export pipelines) to help understand when and if the curtailment levels should be adjusted,” Dykstra said.The province said last month it would make “temporary adjustments” to January curtailment orders following criticism from some companies — including major producers Suncor Energy Inc. and Husky Energy Inc. — that said their levels had been set unfairly high or that they had concerns about employee safety and the long-term stability of their resources due to curtailing.Dykstra said those reductions have not significantly impacted the overall reduction target.Oilsands producer Pengrowth Energy Corp. used unspecified “options” provided by the government to reduce the cuts it was ordered to make, said spokesman Tom McMillan on Wednesday.“We feel the ministry has been fairly responsive in addressing some of those unintended consequences,” he said.“This all happened very quickly and so we’re still in the process of working through what it means for the industry. There are still a lot of unanswered questions.”He says better prices are helping Pengrowth’s bottom line but he still hopes the cutbacks end as soon as possible.PrairieSky Royalty Ltd. is also benefiting from higher prices, said CEO Andrew Phillips, noting it hasn’t had to make curtailments because it produces less than 10,000 bpd of oil.“Four Fridays ago, at the bottom, we had bitumen effectively trading at US$6 a barrel — we had WCS in the low teens,” he said.“And WCS two Fridays later, after the announcement of the curtailments, was at US$40.”The company holds petroleum mineral rights on millions of hectares in the four western provinces and earns a percentage of production from any wells drilled on those lands. CALGARY — Crude oil prices in Western Canada remained elevated on Wednesday, the day after provincially mandated oil production curtailments came into force, but a government spokesman says it’s too early to say how long the program will remain in place.The difference between Western Canadian Select bitumen-blend heavy oil and New York-traded West Texas Intermediate oil prices was about US$12.50 per barrel on Wednesday afternoon, according to Calgary oil brokerage Net Energy, an improvement over the US$17.52 per barrel average for spot contracts for January delivery signed last month.The WCS-WTI discount peaked at more than US$52 a barrel in October, a level at which the province estimated it was costing the Canadian economy more than $80 million per day. Steep discounts on this ‘forgotten commodity’ is costing Canada $23 million a day In 2018 oil went from portfolio stalwart to portfolio destroyer. Can it recover in 2019? ‘A made-in-Canada crisis’: How political stumbles, savvy activists brought the oilpatch to its knees But it recovered to traditional norms in the mid-teens or better after Alberta Premier Rachel Notley announced Dec. 2 that the province would impose curtailments of 325,000 barrels per day as of Jan. 1 to relieve a glut of oil in Western Canada and free up export pipeline space.The program, designed to remove about 8.7 per cent of total Alberta production from the market, was to remain in place for about three months and then be lowered to about 95,000 bpd through the rest of 2019.A total of 25 companies that each produce more than 10,000 barrels of oil per day in Alberta have been asked to cut production, confirmed government spokesman Matt Dykstra in an email on Wednesday.Alberta Premier Rachel Notley announced Dec. 2 that the province would impose curtailments of 325,000 barrels per day as of Jan. 1 to relieve a glut of oil in Western Canada and free up export pipeline space. Ben Nelms/Bloomberg
Embed Code More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS | Embed FiveThirtyEight Toronto surprised some sports fans by winning the Eastern Conference over the Milwaukee Bucks — but the FiveThirtyEight NBA predictions model had given the Raptors the edge in that series. As of our taping, our model also had the Raptors as favorites to win the NBA Finals over the defending champions, the Golden State Warriors. By contrast, most analysts — and the Vegas betting markets — are heavily favoring the Warriors. Nate Silver, FiveThirtyEight’s editor in chief, sits down with the Hot Takedown team for the pod’s first edition of Model Talk! Why does our model seem to love the Raptors, and how much are injuries affecting the projections?Another championship taking place this week is the Champions League final between Liverpool and Tottenham. We’ll unpack Tottenham’s statistically improbable path to the final and whether its underdog status might be a good luck charm after all. Then our Rabbit Hole launches into the forgotten world of Starting Lineup figurines.What we’re looking at this week:Obviously, all eyes are on our NBA predictions.In advance of the Champions League final, Simon Gleave of Gracenote walks us through some of the most statistically dramatic twists and turns of the tournament.Nostalgic for those Starting Lineup figurines? Your best answer might be eBay.
The leader of the DUP has turned down an invitation to meet the Pope when he visits Ireland, saying that she is away with her family at the time.The Irish Government invited Mrs Foster to attend a speech by Pope Francis in Dublin Castle on Friday next week.In a statement the DUP said: “Mrs Foster appreciates the invitation but regretfully will be away with her family at that time. “She particularly acknowledges the significance of this event for many Roman Catholics in both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.”There are no plans for any other member ot the DUP to attend in Mrs Foster’s place.The DUP was founded by fundamentalist firebrand preacher the Reverend Ian Paisley, who declared Pope John Paul II the anti-Christ when he addressed the European Parliament in 1988. Mrs Foster has previously met the head of the Catholic church in Ireland, Archbishop of Armagh Eamon Martin.The head of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland, Moderator Dr Charles McMullen, earlier said he was “very pleased” to accept an invitation to attend papal visit events at Dublin Castle and Croke Park.Stormont powersharing between the DUP and Sinn Fein is suspended in a row over identity issues like the Irish language, during which Mrs Foster has faced criticism from republicans. She has also met Irish speakers and watched Gaelic games as conciliatory gestures.The pontiff will arrive in Dublin on 25 August for a two-day tour, the first Irish papal visit for almost 40 years.His tour includes events at Dublin’s Phoenix Park, Croke Park and Knock.The DUP will be the only party that will not have someone attending the events during the Pope’s visit.The Ulster Unionist Party said its leader Robin Swann was unable to attend the papal address as he will be participating in the annual Black Saturday Parade in Larne, County Antrim, but that Robbie Butler would represent the party instead. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings.
Marée noire : le moratoire sur les forages en mer suspendu par la justiceÉtats-Unis – Un juge de Louisiane a annulé mardi le moratoire sur les forages en eaux profondes. Décrétée par Barack Obama en réaction à la marée noire qui s’est répandue dans le golfe du Mexique, cette mesure importante est importante aux yeux du président américain, et surtout des sinistrés. La Maison Blanche a fait savoir qu’elle fera appel de cette décision.Suite à la catastrophe écologique engendrée par l’explosion suivie du naufrage d’une plate-forme pétrolière exploitée par BP au large de la Louisiane, Barack Obama avait prononcé un moratoire de six mois sur les forages en eaux profondes. Celui-ci imposait la suspension des activités de trente-trois plates-formes, ainsi que le gel de toute nouvelle autorisation de forage au dessous de 152 mètres dans le golfe du Mexique. À lire aussiUne marée noire de 50 000 litres souille l’île de Koh Sameh en ThaïlandeHier, un juge a annulé cette décision, vivement contestée par les compagnies pétrolières et les autorités locales qui craignaient la perte de 10.000 à 20.000 emplois directs et indirects. “Une décision invalide d’une agence de suspendre le forage en profondeur ne peut tout simplement pas justifier l’impact considérable sur les plaignants, l’économie locale, la région du golfe et la situation critique actuelle de la politique énergétique de ce pays” a estimé le juge Feldman.Suite à cet ordre de levée du moratoire, la Maison Blanche a assuré qu’elle prendrait de nouvelles mesures pour suspendre les forages. “Nous observons tous les jours la nécessité de marquer une pause dans les forages en eaux profondes, alors que le pétrole continue de fuir du puits de BP”, a souligné le secrétaire aux Affaires intérieures Ken Salazar. La Maison Blanche a fait savoir qu’elle allait faire appel “immédiatement” de la décision du juge Feldman. “Le président est foncièrement persuadé (…) que continuer de forer à ces profondeurs sans savoir ce qui s’est passé [lors de l’explosion de la plate-forme Deepwater Horizon en avril] n’a aucun sens” a déclaré le porte-parole Robert Gibbs. Et d’ajouter que forer à ces profondeurs “menace la sécurité des ouvriers sur les plates-formes et l’environnement du golfe à des niveaux que nous ne pouvons pas nous permettre à l’heure actuelle, c’est ce que le président pense”.Le 23 juin 2010 à 15:57 • Emmanuel Perrin
Stay on target Some of you might remember Big Mouth Billy Bass from his numerous… er… hilarious? TV appearances. Well, he’s back. And this time he’s not singing “Don’t worry, be happy.”Billy has been given a properly geeky upgrade for 2016, thanks to Brian Kane and the industrial design group at the Rhode Island School of Design. They removed his primitive, turn-of-the-millennium brain and replaced it with full-blown artificial intelligence.Meet Alexa Bass, the taxidermied virtual assistant of Jeff Foxworthy’s wildest dreams. She’s powered, obviously, by Amazon’s in-house assistant, and ready to serve.It’s even more satisfying to see Billy Bass flap his jaws to Alexa’s responses like an actor in a badly-dubbed Kung Fu movie than it was to hear him sing and spout quips. Maybe not quite as satisfying as hearing him recite Monty Python lines like someone modded him to do back in 2009. Here’s a video of that glorious hack:So where did the idea for this amazing (or nightmarish, depending on your feelings about Billy Bass) come from? Kane says it was meant “as an in-class demo on rapid prototyping for my new AI design course.” He doesn’t mention technical details, but it’s likely that he and his students took advantage of the Alex API. Amazon opened access to it shortly after they launched the Echo Dot in April of this year.Maybe he and his students will take on other iconic talking bric-a-brac from the not-too-distant past. Perhaps an Alex Ruxpin is in the offing? Or a Furbexa? Geek Pick: Amazon Smart Plug Puts Alexa in Your WallsGeek Pick: Amazon Echo Show 5 Is a Nightstand Alexa Display
Xabi Alonso is adamant that there are no teams in the World Cup that are better than Spain right now and sees no reason why they cannot be considered among the favourites to claim glory in RussiaLa Roja topped their World Cup qualifying group without losing a single game and in 10 games they won nine and drew just one, as well as scoring 36 goals and conceding just three.Among the likes of Germany and Brazil, the 2010 World Cup winners are expected to be one of the prime challengers at Russia.“I’m not just saying it, but I would put them among the favourites because I don’t see any side that’s better than Spain right now. I don’t know what’s going to happen in the games though,” Alonso told FIFA.comQuiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.“Germany are another of the big favourites. They’re a very strong side and they’re always there or thereabouts. The way they’ve been playing, it would be a massive surprise if they don’t make the semis, because they’re the champions and because of the new generation who’ve come into the team.“Brazil are also right in there. I think those three are above the rest.”He added: Then there’s Argentina, France and maybe a surprise or two.”Spain will begin with their World Cup campaign against Portugal on June 15.
Former Juventus midfielder Edgar Davids is not “convinced” at all by Paul Pogba and has urged the Frenchman to showcase more of his talentThe 25-year-old played a pivotal role in France’s World Cup-winning campaign at Russia this summer.However, Pogba has again reverted to the patchy form that he often had last season with Manchester United.Manager Jose Mourinho had handed the French midfielder the captain’s armband in the hope that it would inspire improved performances at United.But the Red Devils’ recent results have suggested otherwise after losing two of their opening four Premier League of the 2018/19 campaign.Davids himself is disappointed to see Pogba’s continued struggles at United.Although the Dutchman knows that Pogba has what it takes to be one of the world’s best central midfielders.Vidic: “Ronaldo is the most professional footballer I’ve seen” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Nemanja Vidic opened up on how a 21-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo’s professionalism left him stunned at Manchester United.He told Canale 5: “I am not at all convinced by Paul Pogba.“He plays a lot in England, it’s true, but I expected a lot more from him.”Recent reports suggest that Pogba may be on the verge of a sensational return to Juventus as part of an exchange deal with Argentine striker Paolo Dybala.But Davids feels that there is still more to come from Dybala and urged him to “work harder”.“Dybala is a great talent, but he has to work harder,” he continued.“It is not always the fault of the coach or the game system, even the player must look in the mirror and do more.”Davids spent the majority of his career at Juventus and won three Serie A titles along with two Italian Supercups.
00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A fire broke out earlier today in the 9000 block of Erma Place in Scripp’s Ranch.The fire started on the patio of the first floor apartment and quickly spread to the second floor. The cause of the second alarm fire is unknown but firefighters quickly gained control of the blaze.No one was injured but there were four people who were displaced. Police are currently investigating the case of the fire. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom, Posted: March 16, 2019 Apartment fire breaks out in Scripps Ranch KUSI Newsroom March 16, 2019 Updated: 12:11 PM
June 18, 2019 Updated: 11:20 AM Jurors picked for Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher’s war crimes trial AP Categories: Local San Diego News, National & International News Tags: Eddie Gallagher Posted: June 18, 2019 AP, SAN DIEGO (AP) — A seven-man jury was selected Tuesday to decide the fate of a decorated Navy SEAL charged with killing a teenage Islamic State prisoner under his care in Iraq and other war crimes.Five Marines and two Navy members were chosen for the high-profile and politically charged court-martial of Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher. The case is built around testimony from Gallagher’s fellow troops and highlights an unusual break in the secrecy of the elite special operations force.Gallagher says disgruntled platoon mates fabricated the charges. His defense has been championed by his family and some congressional Republicans who have claimed that he’s a hero getting railroaded.President Donald Trump even intervened to get Gallagher removed from the brig as he awaited trial and is said to be considering a pardon for him.Navy Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher, right, walks with his wife, Andrea Gallagher as they arrive for military court on Naval Base San Diego, Tuesday, June 18, 2019, in San Diego. Jury selection continued Tuesday morning in the court-martial of the decorated Navy SEAL, who is accused of stabbing to death a wounded teenage Islamic State prisoner and wounding two civilians in Iraq in 2017. He has pleaded not guilty to murder and attempted murder, charges that carry a potential life sentence. (AP Photo/Julie Watson)Gallagher is accused of stabbing to death an injured prisoner and wounding two civilians — an elderly man and a school-age girl — in sniper shootings in Iraq in 2017. He has pleaded not guilty to murder and attempted murder — charges that carry a potential life sentence.The jury picked from a panel of 12 is composed of five enlisted men, including a Navy SEAL and four Marines, plus a Navy commander and a Marine chief warrant officer.Most of the jurors have served in conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.Defense attorneys rejected several jurors, including the only woman, a Marine major who advocates for military sexual assault victims. They also had removed a Marine colonel who oversaw investigations, along with another Navy commander and a Marine master sergeant.Prosecutors did not have anyone removed from the panel.The case has been plagued by news leaks of court documents and a subsequent investigation to find the source of those leaks. The lead prosecutor was removed from the case earlier this month for tracking the defense team’s emails as part of an investigation into the leaks.Defense lawyers unsuccessfully sought to have a Navy judge dismiss the case because they say investigators and prosecutors withheld evidence that could help Gallagher and violated his rights to a fair trial by embedding tracking software in emails sent to them.The judge, Capt. Aaron Rugh, refused to dismiss the case. But he took steps to ensure Gallagher gets a fair trial and fix violations of his constitutional right against illegal searches and the right to counsel.Rugh released Gallagher from custody, removed the lead prosecutor and reduced the maximum penalty he faces if convicted, to life imprisonment with parole instead of no chance of parole.___Melley reported from Los Angeles. FacebookTwitter
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama says his new war-powers request to Congress won’t become the authorization for another ground war like the U.S. fought in Iraq and Afghanistan.Obama spoke on Wednesday after submitting his request for a new authorization to use military force against the Islamic State group. Obama says the draft authorization does not call for the deployment of ground forces. He says that’s not necessary to fight IS.But the president says he could deploy special forces if the U.S. had actionable intelligence about where IS leaders were gathering, for example.Obama says the missions is difficult and will stay that way for some time. But he says the U.S.-led coalition is on the offensive. He says, “ISIL is going to lose.”
Nigel Jeremy, chief learning officer at British Airways, will present the opening keynote session at Employee Benefits Connect 2016 on 9 March. Jeremy will outline the latest thinking on how the range of different generations in the workplace might affect employee benefits in the future.Perry Timms, director, people and learning at Media Zoo, and an adviser to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) on social media and engagement, will deliver the closing keynote session at the one-day event.Timms will offer insight into the digital future of the workplace, including technological innovation, shifts in working habits and the creation of new ways to lead and be successful. He will also examine what learning will be like in the future work landscape and what this could mean for what we currently call ‘rewards and benefits’.Employee Benefits Connect 2016 will take place at the Lancaster London on 9 March.To view the full conference programme and to register to attend, visit www.employeebenefitsconnect.co.uk.
Little Big Town, Florida Georgia Line and Backstreet Boys also take home awards as Kelly Clarkson, Chris Stapleton, and more deliver memorable performances in Music CityNate HertweckGRAMMYs Jun 7, 2018 – 8:49 am Nashville, Tenn., was the place to be on June 6 as the 2018 CMT Awards took over Music City, bringing the brightest stars in country music together under one roof. The evening’s big winners included Blake Shelton, who took home two awards, and Carrie Underwood, who held court as the all-time leader by winning her 18th CMT Award with her win for Female Video Of The Year for “The Champion” featuring Ludacris.Shelton’s pair of awards came for his video for “I’ll Name The Dogs,” which earned him both Male Video Of The Year and the coveted Video Of Year honors. The singer also regaled the Nashville crowd with a performance of “Turn Me On” early in the night, just after a dazzling opening number by Little Big Town.Speaking of Little Big Town, the group pulled double-duty as hosts of the show and performers, opening the evening with a confetti-drenched rendition of “Summer Fever,” marking the first time the GRAMMY winners had performed their new single live.In another memorable moment, Florida Georgia Line debuted their song “Simple” in an aptly stripped-down backyard set. The duo also won the award for CMT Performance Of The Year for their “CMT Crossroads” delivery of “Everybody” with the Backstreet Boys, who added some pop flair to the night by singing their new song “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart.”Sam Hunt, Chris Stapleton, Kelsea Ballerini, and Kelly Clarkson also performed, and Sugarland took advantage of a commercial break to tease their new video for “Babe” featuring a redheaded Taylor Swift. The video drops June 9.Landing other notable wins, rising star Carly Pearce took home the award for Breakthrough Video Of The Year for her debut single, “Every Little Thing,” while Dan + Shay scored Duo Video Of The Year honors for “Tequila,” the lead single from their upcoming self-titled sophomore album, due out June 22.The evening closed with a special “troublemakers” sing-along with Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Charles Kelly, and Darius Rucker, performing their version of the raucous Drivin N Cryin song “Straight To Hell.”For a full list of winners from the 2018 CMT Awards, head to the network’s website.Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs”Read more Facebook Carrie Underwood, Blake Shelton Win Big At The 2018 CMT Awards In Nashville Twitter 2018 CMT Awards: Winners, Performers & Surprises carrie-underwood-blake-shelton-win-big-2018-cmt-awards-nashville Email News