Bay Shore Hit-and-run Driver Left Teen Hospitalized, Cops Say

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York An alleged hit-and-run driver was arrested for striking a teenager who was crossing a street in the victim’s hometown of Bay Shore on Thursday afternoon, Suffolk County policeAlfred Buckman, 51, of Islip Terrace, was driving a Ford pickup truck on Fifth Avenue when his truck hit 18-year-old James Vaughn, who was crossing the road at the corner of Howells Road at 4 p.m., police said.Vaughn was taken to transported to Southside Hospital in Bay Shore, where he was admitted in stable condition while being treated for a serious head injury and broken bones.Buckman allegedly fled the scene of the crash but officers apprehended him shortly later, police said.He was charged with leaving the scene of a motor vehicle crash involving serious physical injury without reporting, driving without a license, uninsured vehicle, unregistered vehicle, uninspected vehicle and two counts failing to stop at a steady red signal.Buckman will be arraigned Friday at First District Court in Central Islip.Third Squad detectives ask anyone with information or anyone who may have witnessed this crash to call them at 631-854-8352 or call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIPS.last_img read more

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Reflections by Comrade Fidel: CHÁVEZ, EVO AND OBAMA (Part two – final)

first_img Share Share Sharing is caring! Fidel Castro Ruz. Image via: globalresearch.caIf our Nobel laureate is deluding himself, something that is still to be proven, perhaps that explains the incredible contradictions in his thinking and the confusion sown among his listeners. There is not one shred of ethics, and not even of politics, in his attempt to justify his announced decision to veto any resolution to recognize Palestine as an independent State and member of the United Nations. Even politicians, who in no way share socialist philosophy and lead parties that were closely allied with Augusto Pinochet, are proclaiming Palestine’s right to be a member of the UN. Barack Obama’s words on the principal matter that is being debated today in the General Assembly of that organization can only be applauded by NATO cannon, rockets and bombers.The remainder of his speech are empty phrases, lacking any moral authority and meaning. Let us observe, for example, how these words were devoid of ideas when in the world, starved and pillaged by the transnationals and the consumerism of developed capitalist countries, Obama announces:“To stop disease that spreads across borders, we must strengthen our system of public health. We will continue the fight against HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. We will focus on the health of mothers and of children. And we must come together to prevent, and detect, and fight every kind of biological danger — whether it’s a pandemic like H1N1, or a terrorist threat, or a […] disease.”“We must not put off action that climate change demands. We have to tap the power of science to save those resources that are scarce. And together, we must continue our work to build on the progress made in Copenhagen and Cancun, so that all the major economies here today follow through on the commitments that were made. Together, we must work to transform the energy that powers our economies, and support others as they move down that path. That is what our commitment to the next generation demands. And to make sure our societies reach their potential, we must allow our citizens to reach theirs”Everyone knows that the United States was not a signatory to the Kyoto Protocol and that it has sabotaged all efforts to preserve humankind from the terrible consequences of climate change, in spite of being the country which consumes a considerable and disproportionate part of fuel and world resources. Let us put on the record the idyllic words with which he would like to cajole the men of State meeting there: “I know there’s no straight line to that progress, no single path to success. We come from different cultures, and carry with us different histories. But let us never forget that even as we gather here as heads of different governments, we represent citizens who share the same basic aspirations — to live with dignity and freedom; to get an education and pursue opportunity; to love our families, and love and worship our God; to live in the kind of peace that makes life worth living. It is the nature of our imperfect world that we are forced to learn these lessons over and over again.” “…because those who came before us believed that peace is preferable to war, and freedom is preferable to suppression, and prosperity is preferable to poverty. That’s the message that comes not from capitals, but from citizens, from our people. And when the cornerstone of this very building was put in place, President Truman came here to New York and said, “The United Nations is essentially an expression of the moral nature of man’s aspirations.” As we live in a world that is changing at a breathtaking pace, that’s a lesson that we must never forget. Peace is hard, but we know that it is possible. So, together, let us be resolved to see that it is defined by our hopes and not by our fears. Together, let us make peace, but a peace, most importantly, that will last.”“Thank you very much.” Listening to them right up to the end deserves something more than gratitude; it deserves a prize. As I have already stated, early in the afternoon, Evo Morales Ayma, president of the Plurinational State of Bolivia, took to the podium; he swiftly went into the essential topics. “…there is a clear difference in the culture of life as opposed to the culture of death; there is a clear difference in truth as opposed to falsehood, a profound difference between peace and war.”“…I think that it will be difficult to understand each other with economic policies that concentrate capital in just a few hands. Information shows us that 1% of the world population concentrates 50% of the wealth. If such profound differences exist, how can poverty be resolved? And if we do not abolish poverty, how can a long-lasting peace be guaranteed?”“As a child, I remember perfectly well that earlier, whenever there was a rebellion by the people against a capitalist system, against the economic models of the permanent pillage of our natural resources, the labour union leaders, the left-leaning political leaders, were accused of being communists in order to arrest them; the social forces were under military intervention: confinement, exile, massacres, persecution, imprisonment, accusations of being communist, socialist, Maoist, Marxist-Leninist. I think this has now stopped; now they no longer accuse us of being Marxist-Leninist, now they have other instruments such as drug-trafficking and terrorism …”“…they prepare interventions when their presidents, when their governments, when their peoples are not pro-capitalist or pro-imperialist.”“…we speak of long-lasting peace. How can there be long-lasting peace with American military bases? How can there be long-lasting peace with military interventions?”“What is the use of this UN when a group of countries decide on interventions, on massacres?”“If we were to want this organization, the United Nations, to have the authority to cause resolutions to be respected, then we have to start thinking about re-founding the United Nations…”“Every year, at the United Nations decisions are made—by almost one hundred percent of the nations, except the US and Israel— to unblock, to end the economic embargo on Cuba. And who causes that to be respected? Of course, the Security Council is never going to cause that UN resolution to be respected […] I cannot understand how in an organization made up of all the countries in the world, their resolutions are not respected. What is the UN?”“I would like to tell you that Bolivia is not turning its back on the recognition of Palestine in the United Nations. Our position is that Bolivia welcomes Palestine to the United Nations.”“You know, dear listeners, that I come from the Indigenous Peasant Movement, and when our families talk about a company, we think that the company has a lot of money, it deals with a lot of money, that they are millionaires, and they couldn’t understand how a company asks a State to loan them money for corresponding investment. “Therefore I say that these international financial bodies are the ones doing business through the private companies; but who has to pay for that? It is exactly the peoples, the States.”“…Bolivia has a historic case against Chile for the return to the sea, with sovereignty to the Pacific Ocean, with sovereignty. Therefore, Bolivia has made the decision to turn to international courts in order to sue for a useful sovereign exit to the Pacific Ocean. “The UN General Assembly Resolution 37/10 of November 15, 1982, establishes that ‘turning to an International Court of Justice to resolve litigation between States should not be considered a non-friendly act.’“Bolivia is protected by the right and the reason of turning to an International Court because having been cut off is the product of an unfair war, an invasion. Suing for a solution on the international stage, represents for Bolivia reparation of a historical injustice. “Bolivia is a pacifist State that favours dialogue with neighbouring countries, and therefore it keeps the channels of bilateral negotiation with Chile open, without that meaning a renunciation of its right to turn to an International Court …”“Peoples are not responsible for cutting off Bolivia from the coast; the causes are the oligarchies, the transnationals, who took over the natural resources as they always do.“The 1904 Treaty brought neither peace nor friendship; it resulted in the fact that for more than a century Bolivia had no access to a sovereign port.”“…in the region of the Americas, another movement of Latin American and Caribbean countries is being born, I should call it a new OAS without the US, to free ourselves from certain impositions, fortunately, with the bit of experience we have in UNASUR. […] we no longer need, whenever a conflict between countries arises […] for them to come down from the north and from the outside to establish order.”“I would also like to take this opportunity on a central issue: the fight against drug trafficking. The fight against drug trafficking is being used by US imperialism for clearly political aims. In Bolivia, the United States’ DEA did not fight against drug-trafficking; it controlled drug trafficking for political purposes. If there was some trade union leader, or some anti-imperialist political leader, that’s what the DEA was for: to involve them. Many leaders, many of us politicians, saved ourselves from those dirty imperialist jobs to involve us in drug trafficking. They are still trying to do that, until the present.”“In past weeks some of the media from the United States was saying that the presidential plane was detained in the US with traces of cocaine. What a lie! They attempt to confuse the population; they try to create a dirty campaign against the government, even against the State. Nevertheless, what does the US do? It decertifies Bolivia and Venezuela. What moral authority does the US have to certify or decertify countries in South or Latin America, when the United States is the number one consumer of drugs in the world, when the United States is one of the world marihuana producers, the number one producer of marihuana in the world […] With what authority can it certify or decertify? It is another way of frightening or intimidating countries, teaching them a lesson. However Bolivia, with great responsibility, goes on fighting against drug trafficking.“In the same report from the United States, I mean, from the US State Department, a net decrease in the production of coca growing is acknowledged; that has improved the indictment. “But where is the market? The market is the origin of drug trafficking and the market is here. And who decertifies the US because the market hasn’t dried up? “This morning, President Calderón of Mexico was saying that the drug market keeps on growing and why there are no responsibilities to eradicate the market […] Let’s wage the war under a shared co-responsibility […] In Bolivia we are not afraid and we must terminate the banking secret if we want to wage frontal war against drug trafficking.”“…One of the crisis, besides the crisis of capitalism, is the food crisis. […] we have a little experience in Bolivia: we give loans to rice, corn, wheat and soy growers, with zero percent interest, and they can even pay back their debt with their products; we are talking about food; or soft loans to encourage production. Nevertheless, international banks never take into account the small producers, they never take into account the associations, cooperatives, who can really contribute well if given the opportunity. […] We must put an end to competitive business. “In a competition, who wins? The most powerful, the one having the most advantages, always the transnationals. And what about the small producers? And what about that family that wants to get ahead with their own efforts? […] With competition policy we are surely never going to resolve the issue of poverty. “But finally, to conclude this speech I would like to tell you that the crisis of capitalism can no longer be paid […] The economic crisis of capitalism is not just critical, it is structural. And what do the capitalist or imperialist countries do? They look for any excuse to intervene in a country and to take over their natural resources. “This morning the president of the United States was saying that now Iraq was liberated, they are going to govern themselves. The Iraqis may govern themselves, but in whose hands has Iraqi oil now fallen? “They said that autocracy has ended in Libya, that now they have a democracy; it may be a democracy, but in whose hands will Libyan oil now be? […] the bombing cannot be blamed on Gaddafi, the fault of some rebels, but it is because of the search for Libyan oil.”“…Therefore, its crisis, the crisis of capitalism, they want to get over it, they want to fix it by taking over our natural resources, on the basis of our oil, our gas, our natural resources. “…we have a huge responsibility: to defend the rights of Mother Earth.”“…the best way of defending human rights is now to defend the rights of Mother Earth […] herein we have our huge responsibility to pass the rights of Mother Earth. Just 60 years ago they passed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Just 60 years ago they realized in the UN that the human being has rights. After political rights, economic rights, the rights of the indigenous peoples, now we have the huge responsibility of knowing how to defend the rights of Mother Earth.“We are also convinced that the infinite growth of the planet is unsustainable and impossible, the limit for growth is the degenerative capacity of the Earth’s ecosystems […] we make a call for […] a new decalogue of social vindications: in financial systems, over natural resources, over basic services, over production, over dignity and sovereignty, and on this basis to re-found the United Nations so that the United Nations may be the supreme authority for solving the problems of peace, poverty and the dignity and sovereignty of the peoples of the world.”“We hope that this experience as President can be of some good for all of us, just as I am learning from many of you in order to go on working for the equality and dignity of the Bolivian people.“Thank you very much.” Following Evo Morales’ convincing concepts, President Mahmud Abbas of the National Palestinian Authority, who took to the podium two days later, laid out the dramatic suffering of the inhabitants of Palestine: “…the crass historical injustice perpetrated on our people, therefore it was agreed to set up the State of Palestine on just 22% of Palestine’s territory and, above all, Palestinian territory occupied by Israel in 1967. Taking that historic step, applauded by the States of the world, allowed for exceeding acquiescence in order to reach a historical compromise, that would permit peace to be achieved in the land of peace.”“[…] Our people shall continue with their peaceful popular resistance to the Israeli occupation, their settlements and their policy of apartheid, as well as the building of the wall of racist annexation […] armed with dreams, courage, hope and slogans in the face of tanks, tear gas, bulldozers and bullets.”“…we would like to extend our hand to the government and people of Israel for peace to be imposed, and I say to you: let us build together, in an urgent manner, a future for our children where they may enjoy freedom, security and prosperity. […] Let us build relationships of cooperation that are based on the parity, equality and friendship between two neighbour States, Palestine and Israel, instead of policies of occupation, settlements, war and the elimination of the other side.”Almost half a century has gone by since that brutal occupation promoted and supported by the United States. However, it is barely a day since the wall was erected, monstrous mechanical machinery is destroying Palestinian homes and some young person, and even a Palestinian teenager, is wounded or killed. What profound truths Evo’s words hold! Fidel Castro RuzSeptember 26, 201110:32 p.m. NewsRegional Reflections by Comrade Fidel: CHÁVEZ, EVO AND OBAMA (Part two – final) by: – September 29, 2011center_img Tweet 21 Views   no discussions Sharelast_img read more

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Lampard may face Chelsea again

first_imgFrank Lampard’s final match of his loan spell at Manchester City could be against his old club Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on January 31. Pellegrini told a news conference: “Frank will stay until January because until January he doesn’t have anything to do in the United States because they are not working. In January, we will see what happens here and make a decision. It is not a problem in this moment. “It (his goal) was important because it was the goal that allowed us not to lose that match.” Lampard could start for City when they begin the defence of their Capital One Cup in the third round against Sheffield Wednesday at the Etihad on Wednesday, and without a win in their last four games City could do with a confidence-boosting victory. Pellegrini, however, insists fortune has not been on City’s side in recent matches. He added: “First of all, we were very unlucky not to win one of those games but of course when you don’t win, you have some problems you must improve. “But [am I] worried about the team? No, because I think we are not playing bad. Especially in the games against Arsenal and Chelsea we played really well. “Maybe against Bayern we didn’t play the 90 minutes in the way I like the team to do it but it is not easy to play against Bayern away. We didn’t do a bad game. But it is important for us to start getting three points in every game.” Pellegrini also played down reports of City being interested in signing Everton’s midfielder Ross Barkley. He said: “I don’t talk about rumours. We are not trying to bring anyone to our squad at this moment. We have an important restriction on money and the amount of players we can have in our squad. I don’t know where the news comes from but for here in Manchester City it is not a problem at this moment, we have the squad. I am not looking at any other players.” Pellegrini will urge his players to treat Sheffield Wednesday with respect, as they are coming off a good run and City were victims to Championship opponents in the FA Cup last season, when Wigan won at the Etihad. He said: “When you play against a Championship team it is very difficult, the motivation is not the same and they always try to come here and win. Last season, we were eliminated here in the FA Cup against Wigan, a Championship team. “We won the Capital One Cup last year and we hope tomorrow we can start in the same way we played in the competition, conceding I think just one goal [en route to the final] and winning all the games. “Sheffield Wednesday have lost just one in the last 10 games, they but I am sure the team will be conscious of what we have to do if we want to continue in the Capital One Cup.” Pablo Zabaleta is suspended for the game while minor injuries will keep out Sergio Aguero (bruised knee) and David Silva (ankle). Samir Nasri (groin) could be out for a week while striker Stevan Jovetic (hamstring) and midfielder Fernando (groin) are still recovering from injuries. Pellegrini may unleash teenage forward Jose Angel Pozo against Wednesday. Much has been expected of the 18-year-old Spaniard since he left Real Madrid for the Etihad in early 2012 but after a promising start at the club injuries interrupted his progress last season. Pozo has returned to full fitness for the start of this season however and scored last week as City’s under-19 side trounced Bayern Munich’s 4-1 in the UEFA Youth League. His goalscoring prowess saw him finish as top scorer in City’s under-21 team in the 2012-13 season and his pace and technique have seen him catch Pellegrini’s eye. The City manager said: “Pozo is in the squad – we will see on Wednesday if he will play.” Pellegrini is likely to rest Joe Hart and give Willy Caballero his debut in goal after his summer move from Malaga, while Dedryck Boyata and Matija Nastasic may also start. The City boss added: “Willy Caballero will have one or two games in a row because he’s a keeper and needs to play also.” Lampard scored a dramatic equaliser for City in the 1-1 draw against Chelsea on Sunday but it has now emerged he could also be available for the return fixture. City boss Manuel Pellegrini confirmed that a decision on Lampard’s move to New York City FC will be taken in January – the club’s inaugural MLS season does not start until March – meaning the former England midfielder could have an emotional return to Stamford Bridge. Press Associationlast_img read more

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IPL 2019: Blow for Kings XI Punjab as Chris Gayle suffers back injury

first_imgKings XI Punjab captain Ravichandran Ashwin says the team’s in-form swashbuckler Chris Gayle “twisted his back” during the three-wicket loss to Mumbai Indians in an IPL game which required his side to be “steelier and smarter” than what it was.Kieron Pollard’s 31-ball 83 decimated Punjab hut the visiting side also had its share of stellar batting performances, by Gayle (63 off 36 balls) and K L Rahul (100 not out off 64 balls).”He (Gayle) said he twisted his back. We have to go check and how he is,” Ashwin said of the 39-year-old destructive West Indian batsman.Gayle did not take the field during Mumbai Indians’ successful run chase and KXIP batting coach Sridharan Sriram also said the Jamaican needs to be monitored over the next few days.”He felt a twitch in the back – that’s what he said. We need to assess and monitor what he’s going to do over the next couple of days,” he said.In another injury worry for KXIP, Ashwin said medium pacer Ankit Rajpoot, who went for 52 runs in his four overs yielding just one wicket, has a niggle too.”He (Ankit Rajpoot) injured his finger in the first over. It was a big bonus that we got three overs from him in the powerplay. We were a bit up and down with our fielding and catching,” Ashwin said assessing the team’s performance after seven matches, four of them wins.”Probably if we would have been sharper, we would have ended up on the right side. I think it was a defendable total. It was just about par. It is a hard defending ground,” said the senior off-spinner when asked whether 197 was a big enough total.advertisementAshwin felt the team lost momentum after a great start but conceded that Pollard was the major difference between the two sides.”We were about 10s for 10-12 overs and then we lost a little momentum while batting which I feel was crucial for us. I thought we pretty good as a bowling unit in bits and pieces,” he reflected.”At the end of the day Pollard batted beautifully and took the game away from us…We could have been a little more steelier and smarter with our plans,” he said.Also Read | KXIP star KL Rahul hits maiden Indian Premier League hundredAlso Read | Pollard after Wankhede heroics for MI: I am 31, there is a lot of cricket left in meAlso See:last_img read more

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Jennifer Lopez To Perform At Celebrity Fight Night XIX For Charity

first_imgCelebrity Fight Night, one of the nation’s most significant charity events, announces that international superstar, Jennifer Lopez is scheduled to perform at Celebrity Fight Night XIX on Saturday, March 23 at JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa in Phoenix.Lopez just wrapped her ’Dance Again World Tour” performing to packed houses around the world. The Golden Globe nominee will star opposite Jason Statham in a new film release, Parker, premiering Jan 25. Music artist, entertainer, actress, film & TV producer, fashion designer, entrepreneur and humanitarian, Jennifer Lopez has been called one of the most powerful and celebrated celebrities in entertainment. A portion of the proceeds from the charity event will go to the Lopez Family Foundation. The organization is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of children and women around the world (www.LopezFamilyFoundation.org).“We’re honored to have Jennifer Lopez give a special performance this year. Her generosity and humanitarian work align with the vision of Celebrity Fight Night and will inspire a successful night of fundraising for the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center and other great causes,” said Jimmy Walker, founder and president of the Celebrity Fight Night Foundation.During the gala, Muhammad Ali will honor Jennifer Lopez with a Celebrity Fight Night Award. The Muhammad Ali Celebrity Fight Night Awards acknowledge leaders in the sports, business or entertainment community who have achieved extraordinary accomplishments and have been instrumental in giving back to charity – key qualities associated with the Champ.In addition to Jennifer Lopez’s performance, musical entertainment will include fellow Celebrity Fight Night Award honoree, Steve Martin and The Steep Canyon Rangers. Grammy Award-winning leading lady of country music, Reba McEntire will join featured guest Muhammad Ali at the star-studded gala. McEntire will return as the evening’s emcee for her eighth consecutive year. Also returning will be 16-time Grammy Award-winning songwriter and producer, David Foster who will serve as Musical Director for his 14th year. Additional performers and attending celebrities will be announced leading up to the event.Celebrity Fight Night premiered in the Valley in 1994 when local celebrities donned oversized boxing gloves for a comedic fight in the ring before 400 attendees. Today, more than 1,200 guests attend the event to accompany Muhammad Ali and other A-List celebrities. Celebrity Fight Night no longer features celebrity boxing, but by attending the event and bidding on live and silent auction items, each guest does their part to join Ali in winning the fight for charities.Over the past 18 years, Celebrity Fight Night has raised $80 million for the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center and other charities. Celebrities and professional athletes from around the U.S. join Muhammad Ali each year for this celebrity-filled night complete with live auction items and musical performances by many of today’s brightest stars. Previous guests have included Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Billy Crystal, Kevin Costner, Garth Brooks, Matchbox Twenty, Kelly Clarkson, Jon Bon Jovi, Robin Williams, Rascal Flatts, Miley Cyrus, Jim Carrey, Larry King, Donald Trump, Celine Dion, Faith Hill, Randy Jackson, Sharon Stone, Lionel Richie, Bo Derek, Rod Stewart, Michael Buble, Josh Groban, John Mellencamp, Chris Tucker, Forest Whitaker, Arnold Schwarzenegger and many more.Individual tickets range from $1,500 to $5,000 each, and tables of 10 range from $15,000 to $100,000 each. For reservations, please call 602-956-1121.Click here for more information.last_img read more

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CORRECTION Grande Prairie man fourth killed on BC Peace roads since January

first_imgCORRECTION: Sgt. Tim Paulmert with the RCMP’s Peace Region Traffic Services explained that the Grande Prairie man killed in Sunday’s crash on the South Taylor Hill was 29 years old, not 19 as previously reported.FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — A Grande Prairie man is officially the fourth person that has been killed on highways in the Peace Region since the start of 2018.According to RCMP Sgt. Tim Paulmert with Peace Region Traffic Services, the crash happened Sunday afternoon at around 4:45. A 29 year-old man from Grande Prairie was the driver and lone occupant of a late-2000’s GMC pickup truck travelling northbound on Highway 97. The pickup truck crossed the centreline just north of the new rest area near the top of the South Taylor Hill and struck a southbound semi-truck head-on. With files from Global BC: https://globalnews.ca/news/4061420/car2go-high-speed-crash-ubc/ The driver of the semi-truck was uninjured, while 29 year-old driver of the pickup was pronounced dead at the scene. His name has not been released pending notification of next-of-kin.Sgt. Paulmert explained that police have not ruled out speed, alcohol, or distracted driving in the crash, but he said that road conditions are not considered a factor. He explained that the highway was bare and dry in a trackset pattern, with compact snow in the area. Sgt. Paulmert added that the RCMP are continuing their investigation into the crash.Sunday’s MVI is now the fourth fatal crash on highways in the B.C. Peace since the start of the year, which is twice as many fatal crashes than there have been in the City of Vancouver over the same timeframe. Vancouver’s second fatal crash of 2018 occurred early Sunday morning, when a 21 year-old man died in a single-vehicle crash while driving a Mercedes-Benz Car-2-Go.So far this year, no one over 30 years old has been killed on roads in the B.C. Peace, and two of the four fatalities were passengers. On January 25th, a 22 year-old Chetwynd man was killed when the vehicle he was riding in crossed the centreline and was t-boned on the passenger side by an oncoming semi. Eight days later, Sgt. Paulmert said that a 22 year-old woman was killed in a crash near the former Silver Sands Resort south of Chetwynd, after the vehicle she was in lost control in poor road conditions and was t-boned by an oncoming pickup truck.The most recent driver to perish at the wheel was a 17 year-old boy from Dawson Creek who died after his truck flipped when it hit the guardrail of the Taylor Bridge on January 5th. Sgt. Paulmert said that the teen was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash and that according to the preliminary investigation, insufficient tire tread may have also played a factor.Sgt. Paulmert concluded by reminding motorists to drive according to conditions, put aside any potential distractions, and to make sure their vehicles are mechanically sound.last_img read more

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5th MoroccanQatari Joint Committee Several Cooperation Agreements Signed

first_imgRabat-  The fifth Moroccan-Qatari Joint Committee was crowned, Tuesday in Rabat, with the signature of several cooperation agreements and Memorandums of understanding on different matters, as well as the minutes of this session, co-chaired by head of government Abdelilah Benkirane and Qatari Interior minister Sheikh Abdallah Bin Nasser Bin Khalifa Al Thani.They are a partnership agreement on security, an agreement on air transportation, an agreement on cooperation and information sharing between Morocco’s news agency (MAP) and Qatari counterpart (QNA), as well as Memorandums of understanding related to mutual recognition of certificates, in conformity with the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, to social development and to the executive program of the youth cooperation agreement (years 2014-2015 and 2016).The agreements seek to give momentum to bilateral cooperation in pivotal sectors and strengthen this cooperation to match the excellent ties between the two countries. The MAP-QNA cooperation agreement, inked by head of the news agency Khalil Hachimi Idrissi and director of Arab affairs at the Qatari foreign affairs ministry Saad Lemhandi, provides for free-of-charge exchange of pictures and stories in Arabic and English.last_img read more

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Football Ohio State rolls over Oklahoma 4524 in Norman

OSU senior offensive linesman Pat Elflein prepares for the Buckeyes game against the Oklahoma Sooners on Sept. 17 at Gaylord Family Memorial Stadium. The Buckeyes won 45-24. Credit: Alexa Mavrogianis | Photo EditorNORMAN, Okla. — The game that was hyped up for weeks fulfilled the desires of many Ohio State football fans in the first half. After a shaky start for the Buckeyes, OSU recovered by rattling off two unanswered touchdowns and never looked back, eventually topping the Sooners 45-24. Oklahoma received the ball and promptly marched down the field before an injury to starting redshirt freshman left guard Cody Ford slowed the opening drive for the Sooners. The drive stalled, and the Buckeyes forced a field goal attempt, which was missed from 27 yards out.Things never got back on track for the Sooners, as Oklahoma would be playing catchup throughout the first half. Junior H-back Curtis Samuel scampered in for a 36-yard touchdown to give the Buckeyes a lead they would never relinquish.It was a night that saw the Buckeyes dominate both the offensive and defensive lines of Oklahoma.“I think we controlled the line of scrimmage,” OSU coach Urban Meyer said. “When you do that you have a good chance of winning the game.”With Oklahoma looking to gain momentum by going for it on fourth down early, the Buckeyes found themselves up 14-0 after an outstanding defensive play.Filling in for injured junior weakside linebacker Dante Booker, sophomore Jerome Baker intercepted a tipped pass from Sooner redshirt junior quarterback Baker Mayfield and turned on the jets for a 68-yard touchdown.“(Junior defensive end) Jayln Holmes, he tipped it,” Baker said. “I looked up and it fell right into my hands.”Oklahoma redshirt sophomore Joe Mixon answered back with a touchdown of his own, returning a kickoff 97 yards for a touchdown. Finding a hole in the middle, Mixon broke free and was nearly untouched throughout the return.Although the score was upheld, video review later revealed that Mixon dropped the ball before crossing the goal line. Although all scoring plays are to be reviewed, the touchdown for the Sooners remained.All questions about the health of redshirt sophomore wide receiver Noah Brown were answered in the first half, as Buckeye fans witnessed three touchdown receptions, with the last one of the first half dropping the jaws of fans throughout the stadium.Being guarded closely in the left corner of the endzone, Brown pinned the ball against the back of Oklahoma cornerback Michiah Quick, maintaining possession and dragging his foot. The score put the Buckeyes up 35-17 with just six seconds left in the half.Brown finished the night with four touchdowns.The Buckeye defense struggled to limit the amount of yards picked up by the Sooners in the first two quarters but kept Oklahoma from gaining the lead. Although OSU surrendered 258 yards in the opening half, the Silver Bullets defended well enough to keep their team in the lead.The second-half was much of the same for the Buckeyes. Smothering defense and a healthy use of Brown in the redzone kept OSU out in front by a large margin.After receiving the second-half kickoff, redshirt junior quarterback J.T. Barrett quickly led OSU down the field, setting Brown up for another touchdown reception, this time from eight yards out. Four of Brown’s five receptions were for touchdowns, while every one of Barrett’s touchdowns were to the redshirt sophomore.The grind-it-out attack used by the Buckeyes quickly wore down Oklahoma in the second half. After Barrett and Brown led OSU for much of the first half, the combination of redshirt freshman running back Mike Weber, Barrett and Samuel took over the game.Finishing the game with an average of 6.1 yards per carry combined, the three players racked up 291 rushing yards throughout the contest.Mayfield struggled again in the second half, as OSU’s tight defense in the secondary and pass rush kept the redshirt junior scrambling from the pocket for much of the second half. He finished his night going 17-for-32 for 226 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions.The defensive lineman for OSU took into account the mobile ability of Mayfield, and made sure to keep him in check as best as they could.“Sometimes if you were going to win your one-on-one matchup, you couldn’t take it. You had to cage the pocket and collapse him” said OSU redshirt sophomore defensive end Sam Hubbard. “There was one time I beat the tackle so clean that he escaped right away. Stuff like that, you just had to keep him caged and not give him any running lanes because he was out of there really fast.”The Buckeyes even received cheers from the OSU faithful in the Oklahoma crowd. During the third quarter, an “O-H-I-O” erupted in Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium.Outscoring Oklahoma 14-7 in the second half, OSU walked away triumphant with a 45-24 victory. After a week filled with predictions favoring each side, the Buckeyes proved they can perform on the biggest stages.Although OSU was all smiles following the game, redshirt junior cornerback Gareon Conley sustained an upper-body injury during the first half. Conley did not return, and his status is up in the air for Week 4.Meyer said he was unsure of the status of Conley after the game, but said as far as he knew, the redshirt junior was doing well.Next week, the Buckeyes will be on a bye week. After the break, the Buckeyes are scheduled to return to Ohio Stadium to open Big Ten play against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights. Kickoff is set for noon on Oct. 1.This article has been amended with quotes following post game interviews. read more

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Morata blames Contes playing style for Chelsea struggles

first_imgChelsea striker Alvaro Morata believes that Antonio Conte’s direct style was the cause for his underwhelming first seasonThe Spanish forward failed to live up to his £60m price tag in last summer’s move from Real Madrid after scoring just three times in his final 23 appearances.Morata had been heavily linked with a move away from Chelsea this summer, but he is determined to prove his worth.“For me, it’s easy. I could have gone back to Spain or Italy, all the people believe in me there, but I want to change things here. I want to, not for all the haters, but for me and for Chelsea.“Chelsea gave me everything that I needed and now I have time to give back all that Chelsea gave me,” said Morata, according to Sky Sports.The 25-year-old is confident that he will flourish under new manager Maurizio Sarri’s footballing philosophy.Tammy Abraham, ChelseaChelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.“The most important thing is the way we play,” he said.“Last season it was direct balls and for me to protect the ball in the air is not my best quality“Now I can attack the space, I can play one touch and go in the area for the crosses. It’s better for me.“Sarri works with the ball always and when you always have the ball the strikers have more chances. I want to score more than 30 goals, but I would prefer to score 15 or 20 and get the Premier League or one big trophy.”Morata opened his scoring account for the 2018/19 campaign for Chelsea in their 3-2 victory over Arsenal in Saturday’s London derby at Stamford Bridge.last_img read more

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Sami Khedira signs a new twoyear deal at Juventus

first_imgJuventus have announced that Sami Khedira has signed a new two-year contract with the option to extend it by another 12 monthsThe German midfielder’s previous deal was due to expire at the end of the current campaign.Due to his expiring contract, Khedira had been heavily linked with an exit from Turin with MLS clubs allegedly keeping close tabs on the situation.Paris Saint-Germain boss Thomas Tuchel also suggested that he would welcome the chance to sign his compatriot for the Ligue 1 giants.But the 31-year-old has now signed off his best remaining years to Juventus.“It’s official! Sami Khedira will be a Juventus player until 2021 after signing a new two-year extension, with the option of a third year,” read a statement.Mario Mandzukic, JuventusJuventus confirm Mario Mandzukic could leave this month Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Sporting director Fabio Paratici confirmed reports that Mario Mandzukic could leave Juventus for a move to an unnamed Qatari team.Khedira will be 34 by the time his new contract at Juventus expires.The former Real Madrid midfielder has managed 20 goals and 14 assists in 113 games across all competitions for Juventus.Juve e @SamiKhedira: la storia continua ?? Il centrocampista ?? ha rinnovato fino al 2️⃣0️⃣2️⃣1️⃣ ?https://t.co/4YqPLIITkK #ForzaJuve pic.twitter.com/SlXLL3d4nK— JuventusFC (@juventusfc) September 12, 2018last_img read more

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