10 months agoLiverpool boss Klopp confident over Keita injury

first_imgLiverpool boss Klopp confident over Keita injuryby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is confident Naby Keita’s injury suffered in victory over Wolves isn’t serious.Keita was forced off shortly before the hour mark at Molineux having picked up a couple of knocks.However, Klopp said post-match that Keita’s issues ‘should be good’.”Did you see it back the first two situations? Was it a penalty or not, because he had a proper cut on the foot and everyone said ‘diver!’, but you don’t get a cut from a dive I would say,” the boss stated, during his press conference.”Then he had another one on his ribs, so that’s obviously [why] it didn’t work out. But it should be good. Two things which are a bit painful but I don’t think will be a problem for him.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

New Hype Video Celebrates Oklahoma’s Season As The College Football Playoff Looms

first_imgOklahoma's Joe Mixon hurdles defender.YouTube/Swanny JLast season did not live up to expectations for the Oklahoma Sooners. The team dropped games to most of the top Big 12 teams, including Baylor and TCU, lost a heartbreaking Bedlam game, and was blown out by Clemson in a bowl to finish 8-5. This season could not have gone more differently. OU sits at 11-1, with sole claim to the Big 12 title, and an almost-inevitable College Football Playoff berth. With their regular season over, FiveThirtyEight gives Oklahoma the best chance—99-percent—of any contender to make the field of four. To celebrate what turned into a magical Sooners season, YouTuber Swanny J has put together a new hype video celebrating the impending playoff berth. Get excited, Sooner fans. last_img

Conagra and Twitter drop while Tilray Newmont Mining climb

first_imgNEW YORK — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Thursday:Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc., down $3.68 to $69.61The drugstore chain reported lower sales than analysts expected.Tilray Inc., up $7.30 to $78.30The Canadian marijuana grower said it will develop marijuana-infused drinks in a partnership with Labatt Breweries.Conagra Brands Inc., down $4.81 to $24.28The maker of Chef Boyardee and other food brands reported disappointing sales in its latest quarter.Chevron Corp., down $2.85 to $104.98Oil prices continued to retreat, with benchmark U.S. crude falling 4.8 per cent.Newell Brands Inc., down 37 cents to $20.03Activist investor Carl Icahn bought more stock in the consumer products company.Newmont Mining Corp., up $2 to $34.09The price of gold rose Thursday as the dollar weakened and investors worried about economic growth.Spectrum Pharmaceuticals Inc., down $4.05 to $6.39The drugmaker said regulators won’t grant a faster review of an experimental lung cancer drug.Twitter Inc., down $3.64 to $29.29Short-selling firm Citron Research slashed its price target and said Twitter will have to make big changes to curb abusive behaviour.The Associated Presslast_img read more

Angry Albertan convoy gaining momentum before even hitting the road to Ottawa

first_imgCALGARY (660 NEWS) – Now is the winter of many Albertan’s discontent. A cavalcade of angry truckers and pipeline workers are planning to head to the nation’s capital in order to demand action for the struggling oil and gas sector.A convoy to Ottawa planned for next month aims to get the federal government to start building pipelines in Canada.Glen Carritt is one of the organizers of this convoy.He tells City News the rallies held in Nisku, Grande Prairie, Drayton Valley, and other small towns haven’t been enough.“We just feel the current government is not listening. We feel the only way we are going to get the message across is for us to be on their doorstep in Ottawa.”Carritt said there is support for this move from across the country and not just in Alberta.“We’re all hurting, and they all know the cause. There’s going to be all kinds of big companies involved sending trucks that would normally be working at this time. So that should be a message in itself that these trucks are sitting, so they are willing to go to Ottawa.”He believes a lack of action from the federal government means people are out of work and angry.“Let’s face it, none of us want to have to do this. We have got a lot better things to do than have to go to Ottawa, but we are forced. Our hand is forced because we are not happy with the current government.”RELATED: More rallies held to support pipelines; speaker says convoy coming to OttawaCarritt notes there are two GoFundMe pages set up to raise money for fuel costs and other expenses along the way.https://www.gofundme.com/yellow-vest-official-convoy-to-ottawa-2019https://www.gofundme.com/convoy-to-ottawaHe also wants to point out this groups is trying to be as non-partisan as possible.“As far as voting in the next election, everybody is going to have to make that decision for themselves. We are not on any bandwagon other than we’re not happy with what is going on right now.”last_img read more

Provincial government to make housing investments on First Nations reserves

first_imgCurrently, the government says that more than 4,600 subsidized housing units are specifically designated for Indigenous peoples in B.C. More than 700 Indigenous housing units are in development or under construction throughout the province. In addition to funding under the new Indigenous Housing Fund, the Province says that Indigenous organizations and First Nations will be able to access provincial support under the new housing funds announced as part of the 30-point housing plan in this year’s budget PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. – Premier John Horgan announced today that B.C. will become the first province in Canada to invest provincial housing funds on First Nations reserves.Through the new Building BC: Indigenous Housing Fund, the B.C. government says it will invest $550 million over the next 10 years to build 1,750 new units of social housing for projects both on- and off-reserve. BC Housing will send out a request for proposals to identify prospective partners, including Indigenous non-profit housing providers, First Nations, Métis Nation British Columbia, and non-profit and for-profit developers, wanting to partner with Indigenous housing providers and First Nations.“Everyone in British Columbia deserves a good home, including people who live on-reserve,” said Premier Horgan. “That’s why we’re opening the door to all Indigenous communities to join us as we make housing better and more affordable for people in every part of the province.”last_img read more

JJP to woo young local voters

first_imgGurugram: The newly formed Jannayak Janta party (JJP) has also begun campaigning for the seats in Haryana. Pinning unemployment as their main issue, it said that out of 17 lakh jobs available in Gurugram not even 2 lakh Haryanvis are given the opportunity. The opposition party also mentioned the Gurugram growth story and highlighted that in spite of city’s rapid progress its advantages have not been passed to the Haryanvis.”There are 17 lakh jobs today in Gurugram. Yet Haryanvis and locals are not getting those jobs and it is being taken by people from other regions. The Gurugram growth story is not getting passed on to people of the state,” said Dushyant Chautala, in his political rally. Also Read – Gurdwara Bangla Sahib bans single use plasticHe also raised the issue of major industries in Gurugram now shifting their base to other states. “Maruti that has contributed a great deal in the development of Gurugram is not expanding further in the district but shifting its manufacturing facility to Gujarat,” he added. The attack on the government comes with just 55 days before the state is engaged in polls. The challenge from JJP stems from the fact that it is a party formed as recent as December 9, 2018, after a split from the Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderWith employment expected to be one of the major issues, the Haryana government has also raised the significance of micro, small and medium scale enterprises in absorbing the growing number of job aspirants. Providing the figures, Chief Minister Khattar stated that while 37,000 aspirants have been placed after the skill development, their target was over two lakh placements. With over 8,000 MSME, Gurugram is a leader in terms of small scale enterprises.last_img read more

AFSPA withdrawn partially from AP

first_imgNew Delhi: After 32 years, the controversial Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, which gives sweeping powers to security forces, was partially removed from three of nine districts of Arunachal Pradesh but would remain in force in the areas bordering Myanmar, officials said here.The state, which was formed on February 20, 1987, had inherited the controversial AFSPA enacted by Parliament in 1958 and applied to the entire State of Assam and the Union Territory of Manipur. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’After Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Mizoram and Nagaland came into being, the Act was appropriately adapted to apply to these states as well. The Justice B P Jeevan Reddy committee had recommended scrapping of the AFSPA from the state. Under the Act, the security forces can arrest anyone or carry out searches in any premises. The Ministry of Home Affairs said in a notification that the four police station areas in Arunachal Pradesh, which were declared “disturbed areas” under the AFSPA, are no longer under the purview of the special law from Sunday. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KThe police station areas from where the AFSPA has been withdrawn are Balemu and Bhalukpong police stations in West Kameng district, Seijosa police station in East Kameng district and Balijan police station in Papumpare district. However, according to the notification, the AFSPA will continue to be enforced in Tirap, Changlang and Longding districts and areas under the jurisdiction of Namsai and Mahadevpur police stations in Namsai district, Roing in Lower Dibang Valley district and Sunpura in Lohit district for six more months till September 30. A Home Ministry official said the “disturbed area” tag was withdrawn from the four police station areas due to the improvement of law and order situation there and it will continue in other areas in view of continuing activities of banned insurgent groups of the Northeast. The notification said the Union Home Ministry took the decision exercising its powers conferred under section 3 of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958. A review of the law and order situation in Arunachal Pradesh’s six districts was undertaken before the March 31 deadline for the validity of the “disturbed area” designation under the AFSPA. In March last year, the AFSPA was removed completely from Meghalaya following improvement in security situation. The AFSPA is imposed in areas where armed forces are required to operate in aid to civil authorities. For the AFSPA to become valid, an area, however, needs to be declared disturbed either by the Central or the state government under the section 3 of the 1958 Act.last_img read more

NDA will be short regional parties will have big say in government

first_imgKolkata: Predicting that the BJP-led NDA would fall short of the majority mark of 272 seats in the ongoing Lok Sabha polls, Trinamool Congress has said regional parties will have a “big say” in the formation of next government but remained evasive on the issue of Prime Ministership. Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Derek O’Brien, while expressing confidence that his party would have the third largest tally, also predicted that the NDA would break after the elections and “many” non-BJP parties would work together to form a government at the Centre. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is “trying to create an impression that he is ahead” which is nothing but a defensive tactic being projected as an “offensive” one, O’Brien, TMC’s Parliamentary Party leader in the Rajya Sabha, told IANS here. “The reality is that NDA is not even close to 272 (the majority mark). This is all actually defensive tactics but he (Modi) is trying to pretend that he is being on the offensive,” he said. TMC and the BJP are locked in a direct fight for the 42 Lok Sabha seats of West Bengal, with the saffron party giving a big push to its campaigning to ensure it bags a substantial number of seats here at the cost of ruling party of the state. The Prime Minister and BJP President Amit Shah have addressed several rallies in West Bengal over the last few weeks in a bid to raise the party’s poll prospects in the state where polling has already been held in 18 seats in four phases. Speaking about the likely poll-poll scenario, O’Brien insisted that the BJP will not be able to lead the NDA to form a government in New Delhi. “There are many parties which do not want to be (with them), especially the smaller and north east parties, which always stay with those forming the government,” the 58-year-old famous quizmaster-cum-author-cum-ad man said. “The NDA will break up after the results and maybe, all the north east parties will go,” he predicted and asked, “Why can’t these parties work with us?” In such a backdrop, all parties, which are not with the NDA, would work together, he added. “All I am telling you now is that the regional parties will have a big say (in forming an anti-BJP government),” he asserted. Asked whether the Congress would be part of the alternate coalition, the TMC leader said, “Our position is very clear. We work with all to defeat the BJP”. He went on to add, “The Congress and the CPI-M are working to defeat the Trinamool in Bengal. There is a Bengal match to be played and there is another match in Delhi and we understand there is difference between the two.” On whether his party would extend support to Rahul Gandhi for the Prime Ministership if the Congress does well, O’Brien said, “Such questions are to be answered after May 23… If the Congress gets 272 seats (in the 543-seat Lok Sabha), they will choose whoever they want as PM.” Asked to respond to Modi and Shah regularly ridiculing TMC chief Mamata Banerjee over her purported ambition to become the Prime Minister by contesting so few seats, O’Brien said, “We are100 per cent certain that we will continue to be the third largest party after the ongoing polls. We acknowledge two parties (BJP and Congress) may have bigger numbers than us.” Attacking the Prime Minister, he said, “I am not surprised at Modi’s remarks, as he does not believe in the Constitution of India that says 272 MPs will elect the leader. ” He went on to add, “He has to go. All of us are very clear that he will have to go.” Lambasting the Modi government, the TMC leader said it was destroying all institutions. “Parliament’s principal job is to legislate and scrutinise bills. 70 per cent of bills were scrutinised in India before the BJP came to power. But under Modi, only about 20 per cent of bills get scrutinized,” the Rajya Sabha member said. O’Brien did not agree that the contours of the Mahagathbandhan (grand alliance) envisaged at the January 19 Brigade Parade ground rally had failed to crystalise. “Everything is fine and Mahagatbandhan is absolutely in place. The BJP wants to pretend that it is not in place,” he said. O’Brien, who had worked for years as a creative head of an advertisement agency, quoted legendary advertisement guru David Ogilvy to punch a hole in the BJP campaign. “Ogilvy said if you have a good product, it may sell with bad advertising. The BJP sold a bad product with good advertising in 2014… They have sold all the dreams in 2014. Had they delivered even half of what they promised, they would have got three-fourth majority. But they have been an all-round failure,” he said.last_img read more

For me Irrfan is the biggest Khan Kareena Kapoor

first_imgMumbai: Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan, Saif Ali Khan and Salman Khan — actress Kareena Kapoor Khan has worked with all of them on the big screen, but she feels most “privileged” to join creative forces with Irrfan Khan in “Angrezi Medium”. Kareena will be playing a small yet significant role of a policewoman in “Angrezi Medium”, a sequel to the 2017 film “Hindi Medium”. Asked about how she is preparing for the role, Kareena told IANS here: “Oh God, I am super excited for this film. I have worked with all the Khans — Shah Rukh, Salman, Aamir and Saif. But for me, it is an honour and privilege to work with Irrfan Khan. Also Read – ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ has James Cameron’s fingerprints all over it: Arnold Schwarzenegger “He is the pioneer, one of the finest actors among all the Khans if I may say, and he is the biggest Khan for me. So, I had to tick that box of acting with Irrfan Khan. I know it is a small role but that does not matter. I know I am too excited, and I am really looking forward to this one.” The actress will start shooting for the film from May 15. It also features Radhika Madan and Pankaj Tripathi. Kareena has finished shooting the Akshay Kumar-starrer “Good News”, which also stars Diljit Dosanjh. Also Read – Salman pays tribute to Vinod Khanna on ‘Dabangg 3′ wrap up Talking of Diljit, he has not been shy about his admiration for international reality TV star Kylie Jenner, and recently made a song titled “Kylie+Kareena”. Kareena, who worked with him in “Udta Punjab”, feels overwhelmed. “Diljit wrote the song and I am humbled and touched. He is a fine actor, really. Our first outing was �Udta Punjab’, which was a serious and intense story. “That film was special but �Good News’ is different as it is slightly in the comedy zone. So, it is easy to watch. But we really have a good story,” added the mother of 2-year-old Taimur Ali Khan, who is already a favourite among the paparazzi. While Kareena is “okay” with the attention that her son draws, she says what she dislikes is “when people call him a star”. “He is not… he is the child of star parents. He has to be an achiever in the future. But for now, let him live free,” she said. Kareena spoke to IANS on the sidelines of the 3rd edition of Radio4Child Award 2019, an initiative by Unicef. She says being a mother, such child care campaigns and initiatives are very close to her heart as she has realized how crucial the first two years of a child’s life are. “The vaccination, breastfeeding for the first six months, setting a routine that makes a pattern of eating, sleeping and also the warmth of the mother…everything has to be in place. “When you are a new mother, you might be unaware of such things. But with these campaigns like #EveryChildAlive, we are creating more awareness on child care,” added Unicef’s Celebrity Advocate.last_img read more