Man United see off Burnley at Turf Moor thanks to Romelu Lukaku brace

first_img Lukaku ensured the Red Devils left Turf Moor with all three points The sprightly Alexis Sanchez set up Lukaku for his first after his quick feet allowed him to cross the ball to the back post for the big Belgian to head home.Looking impressive in the new pink away kit, United then doubled their lead when Lukaku reacted quickest in the box after Joe Hart initially denied the impressive Jesse Lingard.The game seemed to be drawing to an inevitable conclusion as the second half began before bursting into life.A silly tackle by Aaron Lennon on substitute Rashford in the box looked to hand Lukaku the chance to get his hat-trick, but Paul Pogba stepped up instead – only to see Hart stop his weak spot kick. 4 BURNLEY NEXT PREMIER LEAGUE FIXTURES:Wolves (A), Bournemouth (H), Cardiff City (A), Huddersfield Town (H)MANCHESTER UNITED NEXT PREMIER LEAGUE FIXTURES:Watford (A), Wolves (H), West Ham (A), Newcastle United (H)PREMIER LEAGUE TABLE 4 Rashford lost his head after a robust challenge by Phil Bardsley center_img Romelu Lukaku scored his first Manchester United brace in over a year as the Red Devils comfortably saw off Burnley at Turf Moor.Despite finishing the game with ten men after Marcus Rashford’s red card, Jose Mourinho’s men answered their critics perfectly after a difficult week started with defeat against Tottenham Hotspur. 4 After initially looking bright off the bench, Rashford produced a moment of madness just moments later when, after a robust challenge by Phil Bardsley, he decided to butt heads with the former United man.Referee Jon Moss had no option but to brandish a red card to the England starlet, who is now set to miss the next three domestic games for violent conduct.For Sean Dyche, his Clarets side are surely in for a long season after showing little heart or passion throughout the 90 minutes – perhaps beleaguered by their early Europa League exploits.MATCH STATISTICS 4last_img read more

Gin Kings keep Aces winless

first_imgNATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul From mall to medal: Journey on skates ends in gold Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Sonny Thoss was just the third man in twin digits for Alaska with 11.Meanwhile, Star slugs it out with Rain or Shine on Sunday afternoon, looking to not only remain the only undefeated team but also to move closer to the first playoff spot at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao.The Hotshots have a 4-0 record and will come into the 4:30 p.m. contest as the favorites over the Elasto Painters, who will welcome back Gilas Pilipinas stalwarts Gabe Norwood and Raymond Almazan.Coach Chito Victolero has been bracing for this game for quite a while now as it starts a tough stretch for his Hotshots, who will clash with Barangay Ginebra next Sunday before colliding with Meralco.Those are first-rate teams and Victolero got the jumpstart he was hoping for last week when Star ran roughshod over Phoenix Petroleum, 100-81.ADVERTISEMENT “The players are jelling well and are learning their roles,” Victolero said. “This (game against the Painters) will be very crucial for us because it starts a tough stretch for us.”A win would shove the Hotshots to within another victory of nailing the first quarterfinal slot, though Victolero has been very vocal about what the true target of his squad is.“Of course, we want to finish in the top four,” he said as the first four placers earn twice-to-beat privileges in the first round. “But we are taking it one game at a time and we cannot look past any opponent.”Grand Slam-seeking San Miguel Beer, after dusting off the rust in a 115-112 nipping of GlobalPort on Friday, battles rejuvenated NLEX at 6:45 p.m.NLEX has a 5-2 record and can claim the first playoff slot with an upset of the powerhouse Beermen.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games LATEST STORIES Biggest Pogo service provider padlocked for tax evasion Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ View commentscenter_img The Gin Kings were dominant right from the start of the Petron Saturday Special Game at Hoops Dome here as they buried the Aces in an avalanche of baskets early to take command and eventually rise to 4-1.Alaska, on the other hand, still didn’t see an end to its franchise mark in futility, dropping to 0-6 overall after losing its 14th straight game dating back to the Commissioner’s Cup. And this one was the most lopsided in this tournament as the Aces simply didn’t have an answer to Ginebra’s game-long intensity.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingJustin Brownlee had 22 points and 10 rebounds, Greg Slaughter contributed 12 and 13, and Scottie Thompson missed a triple double by just two points after plucking down 11 boards and issuing 10 assists.Calvin Abueva, Alaska’s big contribution to the Gilas Pilipinas program, finished with 22 points and 13 rebounds, but import LeDontae Henton sealed his 10th point only inside the final minute when the game was all but decided. MOST READ PBA IMAGESCEBU—It was hard to see anything that would say that Barangay Ginebra was coming off a 21-day break.With three men in its starting lineup finishing with double-doubles and Japeth Aguilar coming off the bench to carve one of his own, Ginebra plastered Alaska, 94-80, to win a fourth straight game and stay in the upper half of the PBA Governors’ Cup standings.ADVERTISEMENT Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his sidelast_img read more

Ontario judge blasts frustrating lack of resources as trial delayed for year

first_imgTORONTO – An Ontario judge blasted the legal system’s lack of resources on Thursday while postponing for nearly a year the trial of five men accused of running a multimillion-dollar financial scam.No judge in the Toronto area has time to try the men until at least January 2019, nearly five years after they were arrested, Superior Court Justice John McMahon told a Toronto courtroom Thursday.“This case is very important, the gentlemen are presumed innocent, the public interest in a $14 million alleged fraud is important but the only way this case goes ahead before January is if there’s another case the Crown wants to pull (to free up a judge),” McMahon said.“It is frustrating, but we can only deal with what we have.”McMahon added that he had tried to find judges in neighbouring jurisdictions who would be available before January but had been unsuccessful.The case involves Vincent Villanti, Revendra Chaudhary, Andrew Lloyd, Shane Smith and David Prentice, all charged with fraud over $5,000 and conspiracy to commit a crime in connection with an alleged investment and tax avoidance scheme. All have maintained their innocence.The matter has already exceeded the 30 month time limit for criminal trials, established by the Supreme Court in 2016, and the accused applied last year to have their charges stayed on the basis they have been denied their right to be tried within a reasonable period.A judge denied their application in September, ruling the case fit certain exceptions built into the rules due to its complexity and the fact that prosecutors “mitigated” delays by making evidence more accessible and working with one defence lawyer’s illness.But all five accused, who are out on bail, indicated in court Thursday they would ask for stays in light of the new delay, Crown lawyer Michael Lockner said.“Facing a potentially additional 11 months … I think there’s really extreme jeopardy for this case,” Lockner told the court.The Ontario Superior Court, which handles all civil cases and serious criminal offences, has over 330 judges, of whom about 90 are assigned to Toronto.The court’s Chief Justice, Heather Smith, has made repeated calls for the federal government to increase the number of judges in Ontario and more quickly fill vacancies on the bench.The federal government’s recently-released budget for 2018 pledges to create six new judge positions for the Ontario Superior Court over the next fiscal year, though it remains to be seen how many of those positions will be in Toronto.Toronto, in particular, is in need of more judges, said Criminal Lawyers Association president Michael Lacy said.“The most serious cases get priority because of the requirement that cases be tried within 30 months in Superior Court, and then cases like a fraud case — which also raise serious issues — tend to get put on the back burner because there’s not enough judges,” Lacy said.McMahon noted that in Toronto, there are 44 murder trials scheduled this year.After Thursday’s court hearing, one of the accused noted that he was now representing himself to save money.“The financial resources don’t allow you to continue, when you’re looking at half a million dollars for a lawyer to step up and just be here to do this,” Shane Smith said. “I’ve lost two houses and had a heart attack or two.”The Crown claims Smith and his co-accused ran an investment program through two companies, raising over $13 million from approximately 5,000 people. Investors were allegedly told their money would be used as start-up capital for small businesses, and that they could claim any resulting business losses on their personal income taxes, the Crown said.The men allegedly used most or all of the investment money to pay their own salaries, expenses and company expenses, leading them to claim deductions on their taxes that were ultimately disallowed by the Canada Revenue Agency, the Crown said.A sixth man charged in connection with the alleged scheme pleaded guilty last year.last_img read more

Winners losers from the federal cabinet shuffle

first_imgOTTAWA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shuffled his front benches Wednesday to install the roster of ministers that will be entrusted with leading the Liberal team into next year’s election. Here’s a look at some of the winners and losers of the shuffle, and areas where the jury is still out:WinnersPablo Rodriguez – The four-term MP from Quebec and current chief government whip takes over as heritage minister from Melanie Joly. Now the first-time minister just needs to find a way to appease Quebecers angry at the government’s deal with Netflix. The agreement didn’t require the online streaming giant pay a content levy to fund production of Canadian content, which has sparked fears it will push out Quebec companies that do have to charge tax. Netflix has agreed to invest $500 million into Canadian programming over the next five years, but critics say there is nothing binding the company to its promise to create French-language content. The issue is seen as one of the Liberals’ biggest Achilles heels in the province heading into the 2019 federal election.Mary Ng and Bill Blair — Ng’s star is rising, as the Toronto MP becomes minister of small business just over a year after being elected to Parliament in a byelection. Former Toronto police chief Blair is being rewarded with the new post of minister of border security and organized crime reduction for helping the Liberals stickhandle the legalization of recreational marijuana.Ontario and the GTA — The Liberal cabinet got more Ontario-centric with the addition of Ng, Blair and Hamilton MP Filomena Tassi as minister for seniors. The province now accounts for 15 of 35 seats at the cabinet table, of which nine are filled by MPs from the Greater Toronto Area.Dominic LeBlanc — As fisheries minister, LeBlanc oversaw a department with a large budget and hundreds of employees. He loses all that as minister for intergovernmental and northern affairs as well as internal trade. But the New Brunswick MP and long-time Trudeau friend, who has never shied away from a fight, is now responsible for dealing with Ontario Premier Doug Ford and his ideological soulmates in other provinces that could threaten the Trudeau government’s agenda.Jim Carr — The Manitoba MP’s move from natural resources to international trade comes at a time when Canada desperately needs to find new trading partners given the uncertainty around NAFTA and as the Canada-EU trade deal faces increasing resistance across the Atlantic.Bill Morneau, Harjit Sajjan, Lawrence MacAulay, Carolyn Bennett, Marc Garneau, Ahmed Hussen — There was speculation heading into the shuffle that one or more would be demoted due to controversy, poor communication skills or their length of tooth. In the end, all emerged largely unscathed.The LosersMelanie Joly — Her rocky tenure as heritage minister came to an abrupt and inglorious end upon being shuffled into the more junior ministerial position overseeing tourism, official languages and la Francophonie. The writing had been on the wall for a while as the first-term Montreal MP drew poor reviews for failing to sell her home province on the Netflix deal.Northern Canada — It has been more than two years since Nunavut MP Hunter Tootoo resigned as fisheries minister to seek treatment for alcohol abuse. Since then, Trudeau’s cabinet has been bereft of northern representation despite the fact the Liberals swept the territories in 2015.Alberta — Some might say the province came out ahead as Edmonton MP Amarjeet Sohi was moved from infrastructure to natural resources, meaning an Albertan is directly responsible for the Trans Mountain pipeline. But Trudeau did not promote anyone from the province to replace Kent Hehr, leaving Alberta with one seat at the cabinet table.Jury’s Still OutFederal-Provincial Relations — The battlelines are already being drawn between the Trudeau government and Doug Ford as the Ontario premier makes clear his intention to fight the feds on a number of fronts. Provincial elections are also looming in Alberta and Quebec that could result in governments opposed to Trudeau’s agenda, even as the Liberals continue to face resistance from B.C. over the Trans Mountain pipeline. It’s unclear whether the shuffle will improve things.Francois-Philippe Champagne — There were big expectations the Quebec MP was in line for a promotion from international trade given his communication skills and energy. His appointment as infrastructure minister is instead being viewed as a lateral move at best given that Sohi had already done much of the heavy lifting on the file.Note to readers: This is a corrected story. A previous version incorrectly described Netflix’s deal with the federal government.last_img read more

RBC will refinance TCI UK Bail Out loan

first_img RBC Team off to Grand Turk with EZ Pay Related Items:royal bank of canada, uk tci bail out Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 06 Jan 2015 – Royal Bank of Canada, RBC is the bank the Government will go with to refinance that UK-backed bail-out loan of 2009. The Loan Refinancing Ordinance passed on December 17th and took effect the next day. The new law lays out the who, the how, the how much and the how long among other things of the bridge loan refinancing which will do away with the UK guaranteed loan of $170 million dollars. It is outlined in the ordinance that the loan with RBC cannot exceed $28 million dollars, must be repaid at the end of three and a half years, at a rate initially of 1.2% and that it will be repaid in fourteen equal installments of two million dollars every ninety days. It is explained that in order to keep that borrowing rate, the Turks and Caicos will have to maintain a BBB+ rating for at least the duration of the loan; if we lose ground there, it will cause a hike in the borrowing rate. This also means that if the TCI secures a better credit rating, then the rate of the loan will decrease. Included in that ordinance is that the TCI can repay the RBC Loan early without penalty and that the first payment would be due ninety days after disbursement of the money. Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Roll Out of EZ Pay in TCI today 16 Graduate from Save The Bays International YEA Leadership Training Programlast_img read more

Impossible to unlock new iPhones Apple tells US court

first_imgApple Inc (AAPL.O) told a U.S. judge that accessing data stored on a locked iPhone would be “impossible” with devices using its latest operating system, but the company has the “technical ability” to help law enforcement unlock older phones.Apple’s position was laid out in a brief filed late Monday, after a federal magistrate judge in Brooklyn, New York, sought its input as he weighed a U.S. Justice Department request to force the company to help authorities access a seized iPhone during an investigation.In court papers, Apple said that for the 90 percent of its devices running iOS 8 or higher, granting the Justice Department’s request “would be impossible to perform” after it strengthened encryption methods.Those devices include a feature that prevents anyone without the device’s passcode from accessing its data, including Apple itself.The feature was adopted in 2014 amid heightened privacy concerns following leaks by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden about NSA surveillance programs.Apple told U.S. Magistrate Judge James Orenstein it could access the 10 percent of its devices that continue to use older systems, including the one at issue in the case. But it urged the judge to not require it to comply with the Justice Department’s request.”Forcing Apple to extract data in this case, absent clear legal authority to do so, could threaten the trust between Apple and its customers and substantially tarnish the Apple brand,” Apple’s lawyers wrote.A spokeswoman for Brooklyn U.S. Attorney Robert Capers, whose office is handling the case, declined comment.Earlier this month, Orenstein expressed skepticism about whether he could require Apple to disable security on the iPhone, citing Congress’ failure to act on the issue of encryption despite the urging of the Justice Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation.Orenstein deferred ruling until Apple had a chance to say if it was “technically feasible and, if so, whether compliance with the proposed order would be unduly burdensome.”Apple in its brief said it limited its views to those questions rather than the broader legal issue at hand, which it called “important.” In an order Tuesday, Orenstein invited Apple to address that issue. A hearing is scheduled for Thursday.The case is In re Order requiring Apple, Inc to assist in the execution of a search warrant issued by the court, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York, No. 15-mc-01902.last_img read more

Oxa Medical Adurcup Mobisy Tech raise funds to drive growth

first_imgUS dollar notes are seen in this November 7, 2016 picture.Reuters fileThree start-ups — Oxa Medical, AdUrCup and Mobisy Tech — raised funds for their expansion plans. in the past couple of days. While the amount was not known for Oxa Medical, Adurcup raised $325,000 in pre-Series A funding and Mobisy Tech received $382,000.Mobisy Tech, a Bengaluru-based start-up, which owns marketplace app Distiman and supply chain automation platform Bizom, said that the money raised from existing investor Ojas Ventures and two undisclosed angel investors will be used to drive Distiman’s geographical expansion and ramp up operations of Bizom, according to a report in VCCircle.”Other functions, such as brand sales and engineering, are shared. In fact, Bizom is Distiman’s back-end technology, so the engineering roadmap for the products is essentially the same. Hence, the same resourcing and costs,” the portal quoted Arun Narayanan, co-founder, Mobisy Technologies, as saying.Oxa Medical, a Hyderabad-based online platform for personalised medical tourism package, raised an undisclosed amount in seed funding from Idein Networks.”We are creating a one-stop shop for people travelling to India for healthcare or medical treatment purposes. We not only arrange for travel, accommodation and treatment but also provide pre-travel medical consultation and post-treatment care services,” Shashank Shrivastava, founder, Oxa Medical, told DealStreetAsia. Adurcup, the Kanpur-based online retail store for disposable consumables used in restaurants, did not disclose the investors who funded the latest round. The start-up, formed in July 2015, had raised $100,000 in seed funding from Green House Ventures.Kumar Kushang, Nitin Prakash and Harshit Mittal had co-founded the start-up that now seeks to grow its business.”The current fund raise will help us scale, bring more process innovations and improve our product, with profitability being the first milestone,” Kushang told e27.last_img read more

These new posters offer a glimpse of Shraddha Kapoors actionpacked avatar in

first_imgShraddha Kapoor and Prabhas in SaahoBollywood actress Shraddha Kapoor, who has done stunts in Tiger Shroff’s Baaghi, is gearing up to return in yet another action-packed avatar in Prabhas’ Saaho and the new posters offer a glimpse of her look.Shraddha Kapoor, who made her acting debut with Teen Patti in 2010, has starred in over 15 movies in the last 10 years. She has essayed a variety of roles in these movies and proved herself to be a versatile actress. She currently has three big-ticket projects like Saaho, Chhichhore and Street Dancer in her kitty.With Saaho inching closer to its release date, the makers have been teasing the viewers with a new poster every day. After tweeting a romantic poster, they have now shared a few action posters. “Breathtaking action like you’ve never seen before! Witness India’s biggest action thriller this August. #Saaho releasing worldwide on 30.08.2019,” UV Creations tweeted. Shraddha Kapoor’s action packed avatar in SaahoTwitterIn the latest posters, Shraddha Kapoor looks absolutely wondrous as she personifies the term ‘iron-willed’. Holding a gun in her hand which is firmly directed at the goons, she stuns in a simple black formal shirt, pants and boots. In another poster, she is seen shooting along with Prabhas at the baddies. The poster also has glass flying all over her in a deep blue-green background.This poster shows that Saaho is synonymous with high-end action and nerve-wracking plot. Shraddha, who is playing a cop in the film, looks as diverse as she is with her roles and seems to be nailing it. The poster already has fans going berserk over her new badass avatar.Saaho is a big-budget action film and sure is a movie to look out for! While Prabhas looks every bit of a fierce heartthrob, Shraddha is killing it with her oomph factor.last_img read more

Democrats target massage parlor owner linked to Trump

first_imgThe front window of the Orchids of Asia Day Spa is shown in Jupiter, Florida, US on 22 February. Photo: ReutersDemocratic congressional leaders have asked the FBI to investigate the founder of a Florida massage parlor chain who is an alleged acquaintance of president Donald Trump, according to a letter released on Monday.House of Representatives speaker Nancy Pelosi and senate democratic leader Chuck Schumer released the letter, signed by four other lawmakers. It asked investigators to look into “public reports about alleged activities by Ms Li ‘Cindy’ Yang and her apparent relationship with the president.”A chain of massage parlors founded by Yang is “suspected of involvement” in human trafficking and prostitution which involves female immigrants being forced to serve as “sex workers,” said the letter to the FBI and other federal investigative agencies.Senators Mark Warner and Dianne Feinstein and representatives Adam Schiff and Jerry Nadler signed the letter. It said Yang also reportedly created a business called GY US investments which they allege “may be selling access to the president and members of his family to clients from China.”Michelle Merson, a Florida lawyer who says she is representing Yang, could not immediately be reached for comment. On a website, Merson posted a video in which she said Yang is scared and in hiding.Merson said Yang denies the allegations made against her. “Ms. Yang is not concerned because she feels she’s speaking the truth and the truth will free her,” Merson said in the video.The Democrats’ letter said Yang’s website, which has been taken down, once offered clients the “opportunity to interact” with Trump and other political figures as well as participation in White House and Capitol Hill dinners.The letter said that, if proven, such allegations “raise serious counterintelligence concerns.”It asked if Yang had been the focus of earlier federal or state probes and for an assessment of “counterintelligence risks” which Yang’s activities might have posed.The Democrats also asked if other individuals have used Mar-a-Lago, the president’s Palm Beach estate, to offer foreigners access to Trump or people around him, as well as whether Yang or her foreign clients have had access to Trump or US officials at the White House, Mar-a-Lago, or other Trump properties.The FBI had no comment on the legislators’ letter. The White House, the Office of Director of National Intelligence, and the Secret Service did not immediately respond to requests for comment.last_img read more