Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Alvarez will face top lightweight contender Timofey Nastyukhin of Russia while Johnson, widely considered one of the best pound-for-pound fighters in history, will take on hometown bet Yuya Wakamatsu in the card.In the other blockbuster title bouts, Xiong Jing Nan faces challenger Angela Lee, who is looking for to become ONE’s first two-division champion, in the ONE women’s strawweight bout while Myanmar hero Aung La N Sang defends his middleweight strap against Ken Hasegawa out of JapanThe ONE Flyweight World Grand Prix will also kick off at ONE: A New Era with initial bouts yet to be announced.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ONE Championship is pulling out all the stops for its debut card in Japan.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening Hotshots rule PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lacson: 2019 budget delay due to P75-B House ‘insertion’ The premier mixed martial arts organization have put together a slambang ONE: A New Era fight night on March 31 that will see three world title defenses and the first appearance of ONE Championship’s two prized recruits.Team Lakay bet Eduard Folayang is set to defend his ONE lightweight world title against the same person he stopped to get the crown in 2016.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefFolayang will face Japanese icon Shinya Aoki in a long-awaited rematch for the belt four months after the Bagui0-native recaptured the lightweight throne with a unanimous decision win over Amir Khan.Demetrious Johnson and Eddie Alvarez, the promotion’s biggest signings last year, are also scheduled to make their much-awaited debut in the ONE Championship cage. Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño MOST READ View comments
Stuart BinnyStuart Binny’s record six wickets for a mere four runs clearly displayed the pace of the second ODI between India and Bangladesh. The low-scoring match saw India – winners from the first ODI in the series – make 105 runs in 25.3 overs, with the best strike unarguably by captain Suresh Raina (who scored 27 off 23 balls). Bangladesh were stalled at a poor total of 58 in 17.4 overs, losing the match by 47 runs, and the series 2-0 to India.Amid the fiasco, Karnataka bowler Stuart Binny, who was playing only his third ODI, broke Anil Kumble’s world record (6/12 against West Indies in 1993) to create history with his 6/4 spell.The second match debacle began with Bangladesh’s young bowler Taskin Ahmed, who made a record debut for any bowler by taking five wickets for 28 runs. However, his dream start was soon put to rest when India’s Stuart Binny made history in Indian cricket by taking six wickets in 4.4 overs, and giving away only four runs. Mohit Sharma added to the wicket-tally by taking four wickets for 22 runs, and along with Binny, who was called to bowl when Bangladesh were 44/2, both took all ten wickets.
AdvertisementJack Catterall maintained his unbeaten record and set up some big fights later in the year by edging out Tyrone McKenna in Belfast on Saturday night. The Chorley star Catterall knocked down the home favorite twice at the SSE Arena in the first-half of the 10-round contest.But McKenna produced a gutsy display to take the fight the distance, Catterall retaining his WBO Intercontinental super lightweight title and lofty world ranking via unanimous decision with one judge scoring the contest 95-91 with the other two cards reading 94-93. After a tight opening three minutes, a big left hand sent the Irishman to the canvas in the second round only for a late shot when McKenna was down to rule it null and void with referee Steve Gray deducting a point from Catterall. The 24-year-old got straight back to work through and another left hand sent his much taller opponent down again at the end of the round. The closing rounds saw Catterall keep his composure against a lively and colorful foe even if the former British champion couldn’t press home his early advantage.Two of the cards saw him only take victory by just a round but Catterall had done enough to extend his unbeaten professional record to 22-0 and inflict a first defeat on McKenna who slipped to 16-1-1.Advertisement
Zlatan Ibrahimovic said he was under pressure to perform well in Sweden’s opening Euro 2016 game against Ireland at the Stade de France on Monday but that the greatest pressure came from himself.Flanked by Sweden coach Erik Hamren, the 34-year-old captain fielded the lion’s share of the questions at Sunday’s media conference and said he was looking forward to getting involved in the tournament.”I have the greatest share of the pressure, and it comes from myself,” he told reporters. “The others can sit back, they can go on to the field and do their best. I am going to take the pressure off them.”Drawn with Belgium and Italy in Group E, the Swedes will be looking for a win in their opening game against the Irish which would give them a good chance of qualifying for the knockout stages.”We are not here to see others play football; we are going to do all we can to qualify,” he told reporters.Hamren said that his side had no injury worries ahead of the clash and that the full squad had taken part in all the training sessions since arriving in France last Wednesday.Set to leave Paris on a free transfer this summer after four trophy-laden years at Paris Saint Germain, Ibrahimovic arrived in the French capital on Sunday hoping to help the Swedes do better than they did at Euro 2012, when they went home after the group stage.”We want a good start and a good result tomorrow,” Ibrahimovic said. “My goal is to enjoy it and do as well as I can.advertisement”I feel strong, I have a good season behind me and hopefully I can take that with me (into the tournament).”
ATHENS — Abdul Ajagun scored one and created another as Panathinaikos secured a 2-1 away win over Greek league leaders PAOK on Nov. 9.Panathinaikos’ win allowed defending champion Olympiakos to come within two points of PAOK after beating Panthrakikos 5-1 also on Nov. 9.Ajagun opened the scoring in the 51st minute before Facundo Pereyra equalized for PAOK in the 64th. In the 79th, Ajagun crossed from the right, and striker Nikos Karelis netted at the second time of asking after his initial shot hit the post.Panathinaikos moves up to fifth on 16 points, four adrift of second-placed Olympiakos. Also, Giannena beat last-place Niki Volos 4-0, Kalloni won 2-0 at Panionios and Levadiakos vs. Platanias ended 0-0.TweetPinShare0 Shares
TweetPinShare0 Shares LAS VEGAS — Lamar Odom didn’t last long at the glittering intersection of championship success and Hollywood celebrity.Cut loose by his beloved Los Angeles Lakers, followed everywhere by reality television crews, the humble kid from Queens who married into the Kardashian clan saw his life spiral out of control, and so did everyone else.Khloe Kardashian tried to hide his addictions, then told the world she couldn’t save him. The two-time NBA champion landed on Skid Row, a regular tabloid target.Then he seemed to drop out altogether before he was found unresponsive in a brothel and hospitalized, bringing his estranged wife, his former teammates and the world’s attention back to his side Oct. 14.Hospital authorities would not comment on the condition of the 35-year-old former NBA forward, but the Rev. Jesse Jackson was among his visitors. Jackson said Odom was on life support and improving.“Apparently from what the doctor said, he was much better off today than yesterday. He at least has some responsiveness now,” Jackson said. “He’s got tubes in him now, but we felt inspired by his presence.”Odom, who was embraced by teammates and television fans alike for his Everyman approach to fame, was found face-down and alone Oct. 13 after spending four days at the Love Ranch, a legal Nevada brothel.Odom started “throwing up all kinds of stuff” after a 911 operator told them to turn him on his side, Love Ranch owner Dennis Hof told The Associated Press in a phone interview. Odom had “spent time socializing with some of my girls,” but wasn’t seen taking any illegal drugs, Hof said.In a recording of a 911 call, Hof’s spokesman Richard Hunter said Odom was breathing but in a “deep sleep” and had fluid coming from his nose and mouth. “He sounds like he’s snoring a little bit. But he is breathing consistently,” Hunter said.It was Odom’s first visit to the Love Ranch, and he told employees he did cocaine before he arrived Oct. 10, Hunter said.Odom also took up to 10 tabs of an over-the-counter sexual performance enhancer over the course of his stay, Nye County Sheriff Sharon Wehrly said at a news conference. Sheriff’s Detective Michael Eisenloffel described the enhancers as supplements and said Odom bought them at the brothel.With a search warrant, authorities took a blood sample from Odom early Oct. 14 to determine what was in his system. The results could take weeks, Eisenloffel said.Odom spent most of his 14-year NBA career in Los Angeles with the Lakers and Clippers, becoming a fan favorite before he sought even more fame with the Kardashians.His one-month courtship of Khloe before their huge 2009 wedding was taped for the E! network, and Odom appeared on nearly two dozen episodes of Keeping Up with the Kardashians as well as other family spinoffs, including his own Khloe & Lamar show in 2011 and 2012.Khloe Kardashian called him “Lam-Lam” and worried openly about him on the show. Even after they split in 2013, cameras recorded her calling him and checking on his welfare.People always seemed to root for Odom, whose prematurely weathered face wore the impact of his personal tragedies in a friendly way. And news of his hospitalization brought an outpouring of dismay and encouragement from his friends and family.Kobe Bryant joined Kardashian and some of Odom’s childhood friends at his bedside after an Oct. 13 Lakers game in Las Vegas.“I’m obviously hoping that he can pull through this, and that in some fortunate way this becomes the beginning of a different ending,” said Derek Fisher, the New York Knicks coach and Odom’s longtime teammate with the Lakers.Even his once-estranged father, Joe Odom, was at the hospital, according to his grandmother, Florence Odom.Authorities were called to the Crystal, Nevada, brothel at about 3:15 p.m. Oct. 13. The 6-foot-10 Odom was too tall for an available helicopter, so he was driven by ambulance to Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center in Las Vegas.In a statement, Hof, the brothel owner, said: “He largely kept to himself, and at no time did he engage in any drug use in the presence of anyone in the house. He did drink alcohol from our bar, and was taking some herbal sexual enhancement capsules.”Hunter added Love Ranch workers are trained to “stop the party” if drugs are seen, and Odom was aware of the brothel’s strict anti-drug policy.Odom was staying in its “best VIP suite” on an open-ended reservation, and was accompanied by two women, Hunter said. He spent an amount beyond five figures, which would have been negotiated privately between the women and Odom, he said. The prostitutes are independent contractors who get 50 percent of the price.Odom emerged as one of the most promising basketball talents of his generation after a difficult childhood in Queens, where his mother died of cancer when he was 12 and his estranged father was addicted to heroin. Drugs and crime were rampant in his South Jamaica neighborhood, and he never forgot where he came from, writing tributes to his mother and grandmother on his sneakers before games.Tall enough to play center and skilled enough to be a playmaking guard, the rangy kid with a beautiful shot and exceptional ball-handling skills drew comparisons to Magic Johnson when he played on a traveling youth team alongside Ron Artest, his future Lakers teammate.Despite an abbreviated college career marked by scandal and an arrest in Las Vegas, Odom’s talent was so coveted that he was picked fourth in the 1999 NBA draft by the moribund Clippers. Suddenly, he was “living like a 19-year-old rock star,” he said.Soon after, he was suspended for smoking marijuana.Odom had two children during those years, Destiny and Lamar Jr., with an ex-girlfriend, Liza Morales. The 2006 crib death of another infant son, Jayden, attributed to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, prompted Odom to consider quitting basketball. He played the next season displaying a T-shirt bearing his son’s photo in his locker.Odom loved wearing purple and gold, and his selfless play won him the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year award in 2011. He won a second straight NBA title in 2010 while playing alongside Artest, now known as Metta World Peace.But his basketball career faded as his life became a spectacle. He was heartbroken in December 2011 when the Lakers attempted to trade him; he eventually landed in Dallas, where reality TV crews followed.“The year he got traded people wanted to say, ‘Oh, it’s because of the show.’ No one wanted to bring up the accomplishments he had when we were filming,” Khloe Kardashian told the AP in a 2013 interview.Still, Odom’s behavior increasingly worried family and friends. He pleaded no contest to drunk driving after an arrest in August 2013. Kardashian filed for divorce four months later and has been dating Houston Rockets star James Harden. The divorce has not yet received final approval from a judge.When cameras caught up with Odom on a sidewalk in August, he blamed the media for his downfall.“Y’all have discredited me, beat me down, took my confidence, took everything away from me. You will not do it again,” Odom told TMZ in an interview. “To everybody that I know and that supports me, I’m sorry but it’s just it. The dog has to bite back.”____By Greg Beacham and Sally Ho. Contributors include Associated Press writers Kimberly Pierceall and Ken Ritter in Las Vegas, Andrew Dalton and Beth Harris in Los Angeles, and Alicia Rancilio in New York
KL Rahul smashed a unbeaten century and Kuldeep Yadav picked up his maiden T20 International five-wicket haul as India outclassed England by eight wickets in the first T20I and go 1-0 up in the three-match series at the Old Trafford in Manchester on Tuesday.Rahul struck a breezy 54-ball 101, laced with 10 fours and five sixes to anchor India’s run chase that saw him forge a masterly 123-run second wicket stand with opener Rohit Sharma (32 off 30).Chasing 160, India quickly overcame the early loss of opener Shikhar Dhawan (4) as the right-handed duo of Rahul and Rohit helped the visitors race to 50 in the first five overs.KL Rahul, Kuldeep Yadav script India’s demolition over England in 1st T20IIndia captain Virat Kohli explained his decision to promote Rahul ahead of him in the batting line-up and his plans going forward.”Just looking at all the three skill-sets and how convincing we were gives me a lot of pleasure. Some of the younger guys stepping up pleases us too. We are shuffling around keeping the World Cup in mind and that’s why KL went in at three and I went in at four,” said Kohli.MATCH HIGHLIGHTS”We haven’t changed a lot, I usually bat at three and have dropped to four, but this allows me to control the innings in the middle-overs. It gives someone like KL the freedom to go after in the powerplay. We want our cricketers to be fearless, enjoy themselves just like what Kuldeep and he did today. We don’t want that mindset to change and want to provide a cushion behind them to go after. It may not work out well every time but we need to stick to it,” he added.advertisementAlso read – Rahul joins Rohit with second T20I hundredRahul continued his glorious run with the bat, dominating the partnership with Rohit, who uncharacteristically played the perfect second fiddle to the Karnataka youngster.”Rahul has come a long way; especially the way he’s been batting since the IPL and in that one game in Ireland – so clean and crisp. We want guys like him to step up. We don’t want to be one-dimensional, we want people going up and down the order. He’s got a great technique, great temperament and is very hungry and today he was a bit emotional because the last century he scored was against England in Chennai and it’s been that long he’s been waiting for. It was a great century and a great sign for Indian cricket,” Kohli said in praise of Rahul.Also read – Kohli fastest ever to reach 2000 T20I runsRahul started the onslaught right from the word go before meting out some special treatment to off-spinner Moeen Ali, whom he welcomed with a superb reverse sweep that yielded a boundary and followed up with a massive six over long on.The right-hander then picked the leg-spinner Adil Rashid for a boundary to third man to get to his half century off just 27 balls, before launching Liam Plunkett for two sixes and as many fours to milk 20 runs from the paceman.Also read – Kuldeep 3rd Indian to grab five-wicket haul in T20IsWith India comfortably placed at 103/1 midway through the innings, Rohit too stepped up the gas by launching Rashid for a towering six over mid wicket before falling to the same bowler.Rohit’s departure brought in skipper Kohli (20 not out off 22 balls), who was seven shy of becoming the fourth batsman to notch 2000 T20I runs.Kohli, not only got to the landmark but also ensured Rahul get to his deserving second T20I century with a single before the skipper finished off in style with a thunderous six off Ali to guide India home.”When a guy like KL Rahul gets going, he’s difficult to stop. Kuldeep is a terrific bowler, we knew he’d be a big threat coming into the series. It is something we need to assess and get back in the next game,” said England skipper Eoin Morgan.”Today was a game of margins for our spinners; KL chipped one just over. But India played well today and it just wasn’t our day and hopefully we’ll turn up for the next one,” he added.#TeamIndia wins the first T20I against England by 8 wickets.#ENGvIND pic.twitter.com/HOKRLviiB2BCCI (@BCCI) July 3, 2018Earlier, England had themselves to blame for wasting a sound 50-run opening start from Jason Roy (30) and Jos Buttler (69) as Kuldeep (5/24) triggered a collapse that saw Alex Hales (8), Eoin Morgan (7), Jonny Bairstow (0) and Joe Root (0) departing in quick succession — the latter three in a span of four deliveries.advertisementKohli also heaped praise on Kuldeep as his five-wicket haul spun the game in India’s favour.”Umesh was superb with the new ball as well. Kuldeep is a wrist spinner, he’s going to be lethal with any help from the pitch. It was his one over that turned it for us because England were taking it away before that. He’s very difficult to pick and his wrong ‘un hasn’t been easy and I hope he can keep working on it,””At the toss I didn’t think the wicket wouldn’t change much through the course of the game, but we were lucky to keep them down to 30-40 runs short. With the start they got, I thought they would get to 200. And then the odds were stacked against England,” Kohli added.Buttler, however continued tormenting the Indians with a 46-ball knock laced with eight fours and a couple of sixes before becoming Kuldeep’s fifth victim, thanks to a brilliant catch by Kohli after Rahul dropped him one ball earlier.When asked about his celebration post the dismissal he clarified that it was emotion of representing his country.”We dropped Jos and we know how dangerous he can be. It was a moment where I felt we needed to hold on to everything and I got the opportunity to convert. I can’t be someone who’s standing on the field doing nothing, I need to be pumped up when I am playing for the country and sometimes that boils over, but it’s not that I always go bonkers. Luckily that passion has carried on for a while,” Kohli said.Towards the end, lower order bat David Willey’s unbeaten 29 off 15 balls helped England to some sort of respectability.(With inputs from IANS)
London, Aug 7 (PTI) The world of cricket needs it “larger than life characters” like Virat Kohli and Ben Stokes but it “equally needs” a Mahendra Singh Dhoni or a Rahul Dravid to “stay on good side of line”, feels ICC Chief Executive David Richardson. At the MCC’s 2018 Cowdrey Lecture. Richardson expressed his concerns about the amount of cheating and sledging in international cricket expecting more initiative from the players and coaches. “On the field the cricket needs its larger than life characters. Its Colin Milburns, Freddie Flintoffs, Shane Warnes, Virat Kohlis, Ben Stokes but we equally it needs its Frank Worrells, its Mahendra Singh Dhonis, its Rahul Dravids, its Colin Cowdreys to make sure that we all stay in the good side of that line,” Richardson said during his lecture. However, the former Proteas keeper-batsman agreed that ICC “do not have all the answers to the challenges” it faces but are “working collectively to solve them”. “Personal abuse, fielders giving send-offs to batsmen who have been dismissed, unnecessary physical contact, players threatening not to play in protest against an umpires decision and ball tampering; this isn’t the version of our sport that we want to project to the world,” he said. Richardson spoke about the steps taken by the ICC to penalise any kind of personal abuse with a six-Test or 12-match suspension in limited-overs cricket. He informed that ICC is working on “educating the players on what it means to play the game within the spirit.” Richardson also spoke about how a home team should maintain the principles of respect for the opposition during a bilateral series.advertisement The touring team should be treated as “honoured guests with the standard of practice facilities and other logistical arrangements exactly the same as the home team, if not better”. The ICC Chief Executive seemed a tad disappointed in the manner national team coaches have supported the boorish behaviour of their players. He cited the example of former South African all rounder Mike Proctor, who during his time as national coach would ensure that an umpiring decision had “unqualified acceptance”. “Too many coaches or team managers of recent times are too quick to side with their players, blame the umpires for being biased against their team, storming off to the match referee’s room to complain,” he added. “Winning must obviously be the aim of any game but not at all costs, not when it means compromising the integrity of the game.” Richardson also found it hard to believe that players are not aware as to what amounts to ball tampering, terming it “disingenuous”. “Over the last few months, I have read comments from players requesting guidance on what is allowed in relation to the ball. Asking if they can chew gum, wear sun screen or drink a sugary drink. “The laws are simple and straightforward do not change the condition of the ball using an artificial substance and if you are caught, don’t complain. Saying others do it is not a defence. You are cheating.” PTI KHSKHS
Affordable Watch Hunting: 10 Best Timex Watches For Men Editors’ Recommendations A Breakdown of All the Major Types of Car Racing 12 Best Seiko Watches for Men, From Flashy to Functional The Best Men’s Skeleton Watches — No Bones About It In honor of Autodromo’s five-year anniversary, the watch and accessories company inspired by the golden age of motoring has announced the re-release of its Monoposto Automatic, only this time, they’ve gone chronographic.Designed to hearken back to the age of Motorsports when a driver had only his oversized dash dials and his own abilities to rely on, the Monoposto Chronograph is a stunner that will make you feel like you could conquer a European Grand Prix. And in record time.“I wanted to do something special for all of the Autodromo collectors and fans who missed out on the original watch,” said Bradley Price, Autodromo brand founder. “I couldn’t just re-issue the watch the way it was. I had to do something even more special and break new ground for Autodromo with the introduction of a mechanical chronograph. I also refined every aspect of the watch while trying to preserve what people loved about the original design.”And it’s easy to see what discerning watch collectors love about this current incarnation. With a Seiko NE88 mechanism (one of the finest chronographs available from Japan), a thicker case design, 34 jewels, a column wheel and vertical clutch for smooth operation (which prevents mechnical wear on the internal components when starting and stopping the timer), this Autodromo is not only accurate, but aesthetically versatile. It looks just as good against a suit as it does a polo and chinos, or hell, even a t-shirt and jeans.Along with the new chronograph, the dial also sports its original (though repositioned) “redline crystal,” which is Autodromo’s homage to the original rev limiters in old-school racing. Prior to the introduction of mass produced racing vehicles, each driver’s mechanic would apply a strip of red tape or paint to the RPM dial to make it clear to the driver where the engine’s limits lay. The dial is updated to a tricompax layout, with a running second hand, a 30-minute counter, and a centrally located 12-hour counter.The Autodromo limited edition Monoposto Chronograph Automatic retails for $1,800 and is restricted to a total production run of 500–with 200 black dials, 200 silver dials, and 100 in Azzurro. Get yours before they’re gone. The Awake G7 Watch Makes Fishing Nets Fashionable and Sustainable
Mumbai: Actor-producer Dia Mirza and her husband Sahil Sangha announced separation on Thursday after five years into their marriage. Dia tied the knot with her long-time beau Sahil on October 18, 2014. However, after 11 years of knowing each other, Dia and Sahil have decided to part ways amicably. “We remain friends and will continue to be there for each other with love and respect. While our journeys may lead us down different paths, we are forever grateful for the bond that we share with each other,” Dia posted on the social media. She thanked her family, friends and the media for their continued love and support while requesting everyone to respect their privacy at this point of time. The actress was last seen on the big screen alongside Ranbir Kapoor in Rajkumar Hirani’s “Sanju”, which released in June last year. She is also active on the digital platform and is featuring in “Kaafir”.
New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday directed that a forensic audit report be given to the Enforcement Directorate, Delhi Police and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in India (ICAI) for taking appropriate action against Amrapali directors and auditors for siphoning off over Rs 3,000 crore of home buyers’ money. A bench of justices Arun Mishra and U U Lalit also directed the apex court registry to disburse Rs 7.16 crore deposited by the Amrapali group to the National Buildings Construction Corporation (NBCC) for completion of stalled projects of the group. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details The bench also directed the Noida and Greater Noida authorities to set up a nodal cell for issuing completion certificate to home buyers. It also directed the authorities to depute one officer not below the rank of deputy manager to coordinate with the court receiver, senior advocate R Venkataramani, in dealing with the affairs of Amrapali. The bench posted the matter for further hearing on September 11. The court had on August 13 asked the Noida and Greater Noida authorities to grant completion certificates to thousands of harassed home buyers residing in various Amrapali projects in compliance with its verdict and warned that the officials concerned will be sent to jail if they fail to do so. On July 23, the apex court had cracked its whip on errant builders for breaching the trust reposed by home buyers and ordered cancellation of the registration of the Amrapali Group under the real estate law RERA, and ousted it from its prime properties in the NCR by nixing the land leases.
VANCOUVER – A British Columbia man who faces deportation over his Facebook posts allegedly promoting terrorist attacks in the name of the Islamic State group says he is suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder due to false accusations.Othman Hamdan was acquitted of terrorism-related charges by a B.C. Supreme Court judge last September but immigration authorities arrested him and have determined at multiple detention reviews that he poses a danger to the public.On Tuesday, Hamdan told a hearing of the Immigration and Refugee Board that he was living a peaceful life in Fort St. John when he was arrested for allegedly calling for lone wolf attacks through Facebook.“I was found innocent from all of these false accusations but I’m still being incarcerated,” he said, adding he has received about eight months of therapy from a psychologist.He said his arrest following his acquittal made him relive the experience of the prosecution “over and over again,” to the point that it has undone the therapy that allowed him to manage his symptoms.“Please forgive me if I show some of these symptoms, like agitation,” Hamdan said.Hamdan is a Jordanian national who said he moved to the United States to study electrical engineering but faced discrimination after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, prompting him to move to the Vancouver area in July 2002.He told the hearing he had several Facebook accounts, including those using an old family moniker and the first name Adam because it was easier for westerners to pronounce.Hamdan said his posts initially included poetry and were accessible to friends and family but as he began criticizing Islamic clergy for their hypocrisy, along with the Muslim Brotherhood and governments beyond the Middle East, he gained thousands of followers with whom he debated religion and politics.“I went from a nobody to a somebody who had thousands of followers,” he said.He said his posts of political satire and support for people struggling through the Arab Spring that started in Tunisia in 2010 and spread to other Middle Eastern countries invited activists who could also post to his timeline.Eighty-five posts were called into question during the trial but a judge concluded they may have been offensive to some people but did not constitute terrorism.Hamdan has repeatedly cited his acquittal at detention review hearings that have been held every 30 days since his incarceration. The Immigration and Refugee Board said the security allegations it reviews involve a different standard of proof.He told the hearing that posts suggesting Canada had weak infrastructure, including a dam in Revelstoke, B.C., were merely meant to contrast different attitudes to infrastructure compared with the Middle East.The RCMP’s investigation did not capture entire transcripts of many posts including those about the Islamic State group, so much of what he said to a growing group of activists is being taken out of context, Hamdan added.In response to his lawyer, Peter Edelmann, Hamdan said he was not doing any research on any infrastructure in Canada.The Immigration and Refugee Board has said at previous detention hearings that many of Hamdan’s posts would likely encourage violence against Canadians.— Follow @CamilleBains1 on Twitter
Actor Billy Zane (best known for Titanic) and international mentor David C.M. Carter are to launch The BREAKTHROUGH Project to teach students the components of being a great leader as well as how to create, build and share self-created economic opportunities.The project is set to launch in Chicago in 2014, Zane’s hometown. It aims to assist the positive work of local authorities to alleviate gun and gang deaths by helping underprivileged youth take on entrepreneurial endeavors.“The BREAKTHROUGH Project” was inspired by Carter’s book BREAKTHROUGH: Learn the secrets of the world’s leading mentor and become the best you can be (on-sale August 1), and to support this initiative David is donating 100% of his US profits from the sale of BREAKTHROUGH to “The BREAKTHROUGH Project.” David, known as THE MENTOR, has guided many of the elite CEOS and philanthropists in attaining success in their businesses, ranging from Kirsty Bashforth, Head of Organizational Effectiveness for BP to Joan Shafer, former Chief Learning Officer, Merryck & Co.. He has also helped over 50 clients become multi-millionaires and now shares with everyone his proven methods for success. For a great overview of the book & David’s history, you can watch him on After the Bell or in this video in which he gives an overview of his philosophyThere is a lot of discussion about Trayvon Martin & Chicago violence right now, and with this project Zane and Carter offer the flipside & highlight the positive preventative measures being taken to circumvent these issues.
Rabat – In the presence of her bridesmaids and 70 guests, a woman dressed white dress cut a three-layer cake, celebrating her wedding with herself.The Italian Laura Mesi married herself, joining the growing trend of self-marriage, or “sologamy.”The 40-year-old fitness trainer said she “firmly [believes] that each of us must first of all love ourselves.” “You can have a fairytale even without the prince,” she told Italian newspaper La Repubblica.Mesi admits that marrying oneself is not as easy as it seems. “To marry yourself you need a certain amount of money, the support of those around you, and above all a pinch of madness.”The newly wed said “yes” to herself after she saw the end of a 12-year relationship, but she explained that the idea of tying the single knot had been planned beforehand.“I told friends and family that if I had not found my soul-mate by my 40th birthday I would marry myself,” Mesi said.As the marriage ceremony does not have any legal weight, Mesi said she is still open to having a two-person marriage.“If one day I find a man with whom I can plan a future I’ll be happy, but my happiness does not depend on him.”Sologamy is not a recent trend, having existed since at least 1993, reports the BBC.It is also not just Italian. A US-based website, I Married Me, offers self-wedding kits, while in Japan, a travel agency has marriage ceremonies for single women since 2014.Canada’s Marry Yourself Vancouver sees that the growing trend of self-marriage is a result of many people being single.
The 14-member Security Council mission visiting seven West African countries today went to the independent Special Court for Sierra Leone, where people accused of crimes during the country’s eight-year conflict are being tried.The mission, led by British Ambassador Emyr Jones Parry, was briefed by Registrar Robin Vincent and Prosecutor David Crane on the workings of the Court, which was established in 2002.The trials of people accused of having committed crimes against humanity, war crimes and other serious violations of international humanitarian law under the umbrella of the Civil Defence Forces (CDF) started on 3 June. Trials of people accused of similar crimes while members of the Revolutionary United Front (RUF) will begin on 5 July.The other mission members represent Algeria, Angola, Benin, Brazil, Chile, China, France, Germany, Pakistan, the Philippines, Romania, Spain and the United States. Russia did not take part.
by The Associated Press Posted Aug 4, 2015 3:24 pm MDT Last Updated Aug 4, 2015 at 4:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email A list of the top 20 prime-time programs in the Nielsen ratings for July 27-Aug. 2 NEW YORK, N.Y. – Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for July 27-Aug. 2. Listings include the week’s ranking and viewership.1. “America’s Got Talent,” NBC, 10.33 million.2. “60 Minutes,” CBS, 8.46 million.3. “The Bachelorette,” ABC, 8.13 million.4. “NCIS,” CBS, 8.01 million.5. “The Bachelorette: After the Rose,” ABC, 7.94 million.6. “Best of America’s Got Talent,” NBC, 7.85 million.7. “The Big Bang Theory,” CBS, 7.16 million.8. “Zoo,” CBS, 7.09 million.9. Movie: “Descendants,” Disney, 6.55 million.10. “Big Brother” (Thursday), CBS, 6.38 million.11. “Big Brother” (Sunday), CBS, 6.26 million.12. “American Ninja Warrior,” NBC, 6.18 million.13. “Last Comic Standing,” NBC, 5.8 million.14. “Big Brother” (Wednesday), CBS, 5.74 million.15. “Dateline NBC Mystery,” NBC, 5.65 million.16. “NCIS: New Orleans,” CBS, 5.61 million.17. “NCIS: Los Angeles,” CBS, 5.52 million.18. “Blue Bloods,” CBS, 5.51 million.19. “Mom,” CBS, 5.35 million.20. “Dateline NBC” (Friday), NBC, 5.09 million.___ABC and the Disney Channel are owned by The Walt Disney Co.; CBS is a division of CBS Corp.; Fox is owned by 21st Century Fox; NBC is owned by NBC Universal.
48,834, the highest March total on record – up 24.3 per cent March is now a key month, typically 12 to 14 per cent of annual registrations Very strong 24.3 per cent growth rate contrasts with falls in 2001 and 2002 CV registrations at 90,975 for three months to March, up 13.7 per cent Light CVs up 25.4 per cent for the month, 14.5 per cent for the first quarter Trucks up 16.8 per cent for the month, 9.3 per cent for the quarter Buses & coaches up 30 per cent for the month, 11.3 per cent for the quarter ‘This record level of capital investment is splendid news. It helps balance gloom in some other areas and is significant as van and truck registrations are a good barometer of the nation’s economy,’ said SMMT chief executive Christopher Macgowan. ‘Road transport is the lifeblood of the economy and transport companies invest in trucks or vans for good commercial reasons. This surge is a clear indicator of business confidence’.DownloadClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)
Ford Motor Company executive director of automotive design, Peter Horbury, will be the keynote speaker at this year’s SMMT Annual Dinner. He has been confirmed alongside new SMMT president, Roger Putnam, at an event which is themed the challenge of design. Peter Horbury was made executive director of design for all of Ford’s domestic products in 2004. He was previously head of design for Ford’s Premier Automotive Group (PAG), responsible for product design strategy for Aston Martin, Jaguar, Land Rover and Volvo. An impressive career started at Chrysler UK in 1974, working on the Alpine and the Horizon, before moving to Ford to work on the Sierra project. More recently, he headed the design team for the Volvo XC90 and award-winning Volvo Safety Concept Car. Commenting on the news, SMMT chief executive Christopher Macgowan said, ‘We are delighted to have secured Peter Horbury to speak at this year’s Annual Dinner. Who better to remind us that in automotive design, Britain can say with absolute confidence home grown talent leads the world.’ The Annual Dinner, which takes place on 22 November at the London Hilton, will also be an opportunity to explore some of the wider issues in vehicle design. This includes the cost of balancing customer demands for higher specification and better safety, with wider legislative and social aims to cut weight, increase recyclability and lower emissions. Tickets for this year’s Annual Dinner are availableby clicking on the download below. Details of a third speaker will be confirmed within the next few weeks. Notes to editors: 1. Peter Horbury was born in 1950. He received a masters degree in automotive design from the Royal College of Art in 1974 and was named Autocar’s designer of the year in 1998. During his career he has been involved in the design of more than 30 cars, as well as trucks, buses and motorcycles. 2. Other high-profile British designers include Trevor Creed, head of design for Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep; Simon Cox, director of advanced design GM; Gerry McGovern, director of advanced design Land Rover; Steve Lewis, director of design SEAT; Ian Cameron, chief designer Rolls-Royce and Ian Callum, design director, Jaguar. Book before 1 July and get tickets at 2004 prices!Click on the link below to download the booking form. DownloadClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)
MANCHESTER, England — Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho expects striker Alexis Sanchez to be out injured until January.Mourinho says Sanchez sustained a hamstring injury on Thursday in a training session ahead of Saturday’s Premier League game against Southampton.Mourinho says “the painful scream and the way the injury happened, I know it’s going to be for a long time.”Sanchez missed United’s Champions League win against Young Boys on Tuesday, but he was dropped rather than being injured.___More AP soccer: https://apnews.com/apf-Soccer and https://twitter.com/AP_SportsThe Associated Press