first_imgJames DeGale is facing the unbeaten Gevorg Khatchikian at Bristol’s City Academy tonight ahead of a planned final eliminator for a shot at the WBC super-middleweight title.Before that eliminator, scheduled for later this year, DeGale is looking to impress this evening and the Harlesden man has promised a resounding victory.Click here for our live updates from Bristol via our Twitter page.last_img

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Yes the corn crop in Ohio did need some rain this summer, but when it did come around for DuPont Pioneer Account Manager Bradley Ott’s territory in Southwest Ohio, it was too much too late. He and the Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins visit about downed corn due to high winds and diplodia due to too much moisture in this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report.Butler County corn field Courtesy @BradOtt_AgCourtesy @BradOtt_Aglast_img

first_imgTennessee fans cheer in support during a game.KNOXVILLE, TN – SEPTEMBER 16: Fans have painted their bodies in support of the University of Tennessee Volunteers during the game against the University of Florida Gators on September 16, 2006 at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tennessee. The Gators won 21-20. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)You don’t have to worry about Kahlil McKenzie Jr. flipping to another school on National Signing Day, Tennessee fans. The five-star defensive tackle basically bleeds orange and white at this point. McKenzie, a 6-foot-3, 354-pound defensive lineman ranked the No. 6 player in the country by 247 Sports’ Composite Rankings, is as passionate a commit as we’ve seen. He’s talked trash about Tennessee’s rival schools. He’s helped recruit other top prospects to Knoxville. And he’s a very big fan of the song, Rocky Top.Here’s the elite recruit blasting Tennessee’s unofficial fight song in his car Tuesday morning. I will be blasting Rocky Top for the rest of the day #VolNation  pic.twitter.com/zeY13auBbm— Kahlil McKenzie Jr (@KM1_Era) February 3, 2015You’ve got a good one in McKenzie, Tennessee fans. The Volunteers’ 2015 class is ranked No. 4 in the country by 247 Sports’ Team Rankings.last_img read more

first_imgBraxton Miller works out in Bane-style mask.Ohio State’s men’s basketball team’s season came to an end Saturday evening, as the No. 10-seeded Buckeyes fell to No. 2 seed Arizona in the NCAA Tournament’s Third Round. Don’t fret, though, OSU fans. You still cheer for what is perhaps the best college football program in the country. One of the people who will attempt to help lead the Buckeyes to another national championship on the gridiron was in the gym today, working out like Bane. Will Miller be Ohio State’s starter in 2015? The Buckeyes open their campaign Sept. 7 against Virginia Tech.last_img read more

first_imgBRUSSELS – British Prime Minister Theresa May will head home from an inconclusive European Union summit on Brexit to a barrage of criticism that her 27 EU counterparts spared her during the two-day event that ended Thursday..In Brussels, May said she would consider a longer transition period, one that could keep Britain aligned to EU rules and obligations for over two years after its March departure. Pro-Brexit politicians in the U.K. saw it as an attempt to bind the country to the bloc indefinitely.British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, ex-Brexit Secretary David Davis and other from May’s party warned the prime minister not to “engage in a show of resistance and a choreographed argument followed by surrender” to the EU.Pro-EU politicians, meanwhile, said the transition period proposal was another sign of May’s weak bargaining hand and an attempt to stall for time. Another former Conservative minister, Nick Boles, warned that May was “losing the confidence now of colleagues of all shades of opinion”.May stood firm in the face of the stinging criticism at home, saying Thursday that the U.K. and the EU could overcome the “few but considerable” disagreements standing in the way of a divorce agreement..Leaders of other member countries said the real fight was not with the EU. but within May’s fractured Conservative Party.It is “not up to the European Union to make concessions to deal with an internal British political matter,” French President Emmanuel Macron said. “It’s a matter concerning Britain’s political ability to find a presentable agreement. That’s all.”At the end of the EU summit, May said there would be “tough negotiations,” but she remained confident Britain and the bloc could strike a divorce deal that worked for both sides.EU Council President Donald Tusk said the summit also left him more optimistic than he’d been after a bad-tempered meeting last month and a negotiating crisis on Sunday.“What I feel today is that we are closer to the final solutions and the deal,” Tusk said. He acknowledged the feeling “may be a more emotional impression than a rational one. But emotions matter, also in politics.”But May was under attack from across Britain’s political spectrum after saying she was considering the EU proposal for a longer post-Brexit transition period.Seeking to unblock the stalled divorce talks May said the initial 21-month transition could be extended by “a matter of months.”At present, the two sides say Britain will remain inside the EU single market, and subject to the bloc’s regulations, from the day it leaves on March 29 until December 2020, to give time for new trade relations to be set up.The EU has said an extension would give more time to strike a trade deal that ensures the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland remains friction-free. The future U.K.-EU border in Ireland has been the main sticking point in the talks.The Irish border will be the U.K’s only land frontier with the EU after Brexit. Both sides agree there must be no hard border that could disrupt businesses and residents on both sides and undermine Northern Ireland’s hard-won peace process. But each has rejected the other side’s solution.The EU says the solution is to keep Northern Ireland inside a customs union with the bloc, but Britain rejects that because it would mean customs checks between Northern Ireland and the rest of the U.K.Britain has proposed instead that all the U.K. could stay in a customs union — but only temporarily. The EU insists there must be no time limit.This week’s summit, which had been billed as a make-or-break moment, turned simply into a chance for Britain and the EU to give themselves more time — perhaps until the end of the year — to break the logjam.EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker welcomed the opening May offered, saying “this prolongation of the transition period probably will happen.”German Chancellor Angela Merkel described finding a solution as “squaring the circle.”But, she added; “Where there’s a will, there should be a way, and normally there is a way.”The lack of progress scrapped plans for a special EU summit on Brexit that had been penciled in for next month, though EU leaders said they would assess the situation later.The next official EU summit is scheduled for December, just over 3 1/2 months before Britain ceases to be an EU member. Any deal that is struck needs time to be approved by the British and European Parliaments.last_img read more

first_imgFor further information please contact; Heather Paddison; 250.793.2254 Amanda Trotter; 250.787.1121To view the FB Event Page; CLICK HERE In attendance for the event will be City Counsellors, the Mayor of the City of Fort St. John and the local Member of the Legislative Assembly, Dan Davies. Breaking down the stigma of testing is the single largest barrier to people knowing their status.Knowing your sexual health status is important to know, and for a community in whole to know how to adequately support and medicate those that are affected. These groups are coming together to share that medicine and supports have come a long way in the last few years and they want to make sure that the community has access to these resources.According to national organizations like the Canadian AIDS Society, Provincial Networks such as the Pacific AIDS Network and regional non-profit agencies like Positive Living North and Fort St. John Women’s Resource Society all work hard to educate communities and support those living with and at risk of HIV.Although work has been done, there is still a lack of information and sufficient testing sites within Northern, remote regions as the Options for Sexual Health clinic closed its doors in Fort St. John several years ago which has made easily accessible testing for local residents even more difficult to access. Statistics show, 1 in 5 people in Canada living with HIV are unaware they have it and that they account for 75% of new infections. #knowyourstatus FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Positive Living North, The Women’s Resource Society and the Healthy FSJ coalition are teaming up with to host the first Sexual Health Week from June 23rd to the 30th, 2019 and HIV testing day on National HIV testing day.Thursday, June 27th, 2019 join at The Healing Place, 10045-100th Avenue from 10 am to 2 pm to be tested for HIV, HCV and Syphilis. The community is welcomed to participate, ask questions and be tested.On the same day, a community BBQ will take place at the green space on 100th Street and 100th Avenue from 11.30am to 1 pm with a community health fair and loads of relevant information.last_img read more

first_imgJagmeet Singh and the NDP are fighting to maintain their status as a distant third-place party, locked in a potentially existential battle with Elizabeth May’s Green party.The Greens — buoyed by breakthroughs in provincial elections in British Columbia, Ontario, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island, and by doubling their federal caucus to two after a byelection win last spring — are the only national party that’s shown much in the way of momentum. But even that seems to have stalled lately.Maxime Bernier’s fledgling People’s Party, meanwhile, registers as barely a blip in most polls.Coletto suspects part of the apparent lack of enthusiasm is due to the fact that a big chunk of the electorate has not been paying attention to federal politics. That’s unusual at the start of a campaign. What makes this one particularly hard to analyze, however, is that the opposition leaders are simply unknown to many voters. OTTAWA — The political axiom that campaigns matter may prove especially true this time around.Canadians don’t seem very enthusiastic about their choices at the ballot box come Oct. 21, polls suggest — a collective shrug that puzzles even some pollsters.“There’s something going on,” says Leger executive vice-president Christian Bourque. “It’s kind of a weird one.” Whereas the 2015 campaign, from the outset, focused on the thirst for change after 10 years of Stephen Harper’s Conservatives, and the 2011 campaign was about the desire for stability after three consecutive minority governments, Bourque admits he can’t figure out the underlying narrative for this one.Neither can David Coletto, CEO of Abacus Data.“I don’t think it’s going to be a Seinfeld campaign,” he says. “I mean, it’s not going to be about nothing. I just don’t know what it’s going to be about yet.”Bourque notes that all the economic indicators suggest Canadians are doing better than they were four years ago and that normally bodes well for the party seeking re-election. Instead, Justin Trudeau’s Liberals are entering the campaign essentially tied with Andrew Scheer’s Conservatives, with neither party within reach of a majority.The Liberals have recovered somewhat from the SNC-Lavalin affair last spring, when support for the party and its leader plunged to new lows. But the ethical cloud seems to have sapped whatever was left of the enthusiasm progressive voters once felt for Trudeau. Many of them were already disappointed that he had not lived up to their expectations on a host of issues, from reneging on his vow to end the first-past-the-post electoral system to buying a petroleum pipeline.Yet, despite the Liberals’ troubles, the Conservatives have not been able to expand their support much beyond their traditional base, suggesting some popular discomfort with Scheer.center_img “It sounds like a cliche — campaigns matter. But campaigns particularly matter when people don’t know who their choices really are and won’t really assess them until they see them more,” Coletto says.On that score, Bourque gives the first round to the Liberals, who had Scheer on the defensive for more than a week over his socially conservative views on abortion and gay rights — not exactly the ground on which the Conservatives would have preferred to introduce their leader.It was, Bourque says, “a classic example of your enemy defining who you are.”That episode aside, both Bourque and Coletto suspect the Liberals have an edge as the campaign begins. Regional poll results before the writ drop suggested they were in position to make gains in vote-rich Ontario and Quebec to help offset expected losses elsewhere, whereas the Conservatives’ national numbers were inflated to a degree by overwhelming support in Alberta and Saskatchewan, where they already hold most of the seats.Still, it wouldn’t take much to upset the Liberals’ apple cart.Once voters start paying attention, Scheer could impress them as a reasonable guy, not the Harper throwback and social conservative threat the Liberals are trying to make him out to be.Singh or May could catch fire, as the NDP’s Jack Layton did in 2011, and gains by either party would largely be at Liberal expense. While both parties’ lack of resources could ultimately hold them back, recent provincial elections — last year’s victory of the Coalition Avenir Quebec, an upstart party created just seven years earlier, or the Greens’ vaulting into second place in P.E.I. last spring — suggest a certain volatility in the electorate, a willingness to take a flyer on something different.In Quebec, where Liberals are hoping to cash in on the apparent collapse of NDP support, Bourque says even a small increase in support for the Bloc Quebecois could “spoil the party” for Trudeau.The Liberals could fall because young people, Indigenous voters and other progressives who turned out in droves to back them last time simply stay home, too dispirited to bother voting for anyone. Any drop in voter turnout will help the Conservatives, whose committed base can be counted on to turn out come what may, says Coletto.On the flip side, an increase in support for the People’s Party could cost the Conservatives in ridings where they are in tight contests.As happened in 2015, progressive voters could be stampeded to the Liberals again to stop the Conservatives. Singh has tried to insulate the NDP against that by declaring his party would never prop up a Tory minority — a tactic some New Democrats fear amounts to conceding defeat before the writ was even dropped.May, meanwhile, has said the Greens are prepared to bring down either a Liberal or Conservative minority and force Canadians back to the polls to get a government that’s more committed to fighting climate change — a threat that may yet backfire among voters who don’t relish instability.In other words, pretty much anything could happen once voters tune in and start assessing the performances of the leaders on the campaign trail.“Sometimes elections go the way we expect, the way voters expect. Sometimes they don’t,” says Coletto.Joan Bryden, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

first_imgNEW DELHI: In a fresh attack targetting the Congress party over the failure of alliance talks, chief minister of Delhi and AAP national convenor on Thursday said if the Bharatiya Janata Party retains power after the Lok Sabha elections, Congress President Rahul Gandhi will be responsible.The Aam Aadmi Party had repeatedly urged the Congress to form an alliance in Delhi, which it said would have ensured that votes against the BJP are not divided. However, the talks between the two parties failed. He also said AAP would do everything to stop BJP President Amit Shah and Prime Minister Narendra Modi from coming to power and would support any “secular mahagathbandhan” after the elections. Also Read – Arms supplier arested from RajasthanHe also criticised Amit Shah for his remarks about removing “infiltrators” from neighbouring countries, except Hindus, Sikhs and Buddhists. “This proves that the BJP plans to remove all other religions except these three religions,” he said. He claimed that the country’s unity was being challenged by the BJP. “We will do everything to stop the Shah-Modi duo,” he said. “We will support any grand alliance government. The 2019 election is to save the nation, save the Constitution. We are Indians first, then Hindu or Muslim.” Also Read – Water supply disruption likely in some areasHe said the AAP tries its best to forge an alliance but it seemed the Congress wasn’t serious about it. Congress and AAP were in discussions for weeks but at the last minute, the talks failed over AAP’s demand for an alliance outside Delhi. “I want to ask Rahul Gandhi, which alliance is formed on Twitter?… They don’t have intention (to forge an alliance). For the past two months, we have been trying for an alliance. I am saying this with huge sadness that if Modi and (BJP President Amit) Shah return to power, only one person will be responsible – Rahul Gandhi,” he said. The talks crashed over AAP’s insistence that a seat-sharing pact be extended to Haryana and Punjab. AAP pointed out that it would not need Congress’s help to win the seven seats in Delhi but a tie-up would help limit the BJP in Haryana and in Punjab. Attempts for a pact between the AAP and the Congress started more than a month ago with a meeting at Maharashtra politician Sharad Pawar’s home, where Mamata Banerjee also urged Arvind Kejriwal and Rahul Gandhi to talk.last_img read more

first_imgA person who has always work in the background of strengthening the AAP, Delhi’s Chandni Chowk constituency candidate of the party Pankaj Gupta talks exclusively to Sayantan Ghosh on the issues related to roads, congestions, slum developments and the fight against BJP heavyweight Dr Harsh Vardhan. Excerpts: What are the issues you are focusing on in Chandni Chowk constituency, which is one of the oldest in Delhi? I have categorized the issue in two ways one is a larger issue and the other one is micro issues specific to this constituency. The larger issues are mostly connected with our key demand of the full statehood. People here are facing problems with unemployment, women safety and higher education among many others. Also Read – Odd-Even: CM seeks transport dept’s views on exemption to women, two wheelers, CNG vehiclesBut this is a larger picture throughout Delhi. Now if we talk about the constituency here the numbers of trader communities are high and they are facing huge problem due to sealing. On the other hand, the youth has become disoriented due to lack of job which is giving rise to antisocial activities. This also has many slums and unauthorized colonies where beautification should be done. Lastly, the traffic congestion in the areas of the market is so bad that people face many problems to commute. I will work on each and every issue but beautification of slums, roads and markets would be a priority. Also Read – More good air days in Delhi due to Centre’s steps: Javadekar This constituency has areas like Matia Mahal which is Muslim Dominated and also a large section of caste minorities are there, do you think this is an advantage for AAP? I want to clarify that our party never believed in religion and caste centric politics neither we will ever do such politics. The work of the Delhi government has always been for every section of people and poor people have always been our key focus irrespective of their religious and caste identities. The advantage which I really have is the work done by the AAP government and people acknowledge our work across the spectrum. After we win this election we will continue such works in Delhi. Till the last week the AAP-Congress alliance talks were going on and this seat was one of the seats which Congress asked for. Were you ready to give up the seat and how did this affect your campaign? I must agree that there was a lot of anxiety within me. But, firstly the party chose me to fight this election and I am always ready to follow the decision of our leadership because the alliance had a larger point of view which we all agreed to, hence, I never had any problem. When the alliance talks were on my prime target was to continue with the campaign and I never allowed any demotivation to the workers. We kept doing our work in full swing and that is why today also the campaign here is going as expected and there is nothing less we have done because of the alliance talks. In this election, you fighting against BJP’s Dr Harsh Vardhan who is a sitting Cabinet minister and also Congress party’s JP Agarwal is a veteran politician so how tough is your fight because you have never been a very vocal politician? Yes, my work at the party was mostly in management from the background. I have also handled three states like Maharashtra, Goa and Karnataka. In Goa party also did well in the election. In Chandni Chowk Harsh Vardhan is big name so as JP Agarwal. But here the fight is between big names and good works so I am confident. The BJP did nothing in the last five years. You are one of the richest candidates of the party, how is that benefitting you? We are not fighting this election in our own money but the money assigned by the party. The party has always gathered money from donations and good will of people. My own money can be an added advantage but I am fighting just the way any other candidates are fighting.last_img read more