Roma ‘want to keep’ Wojciech Szczesny despite goalkeeper’s wish to return to Arsenal

first_img Wojciech Szczesny 1 Roma sporting director Walter Sabatini is not concerned by Wojciech Szczesny’s desire to return to Arsenal.The Polish international is currently on loan at the Italian club but recently expressed his wish to return to the Gunners next season and compete with Petr Cech for the No 1 Jersey.Roma want to sign Szczesny on a permanent deal but Sabatini insists they have a plan in place if the 25-year-old returns to England.“We are working on it and would like to keep Szczesny, but knowing Arsenal it will be difficult to achieve that,” said Sabatini.“In any case, Roma are already covered in that role for next season. Who did we get? I will never tell you that!”last_img

British Airways wild ride over Gibraltar

first_imgA passenger and photographer on the ground have captured the wild gyrations of a British Airways A320 approaching Gibraltar.Both videos show the Airbus A320, swaying violently from side-to-side possibly after encountering a mountain wave off Gibraltar’s famous rock.British Airways Flt 492 took off from Heathrow at 8:25 am Monday and was due to land at Gibraltar at 12:10 pm. However, the pilots diverted to Malaga, Spain.READ Boeing 777X nears rolloutAccording to Flightradar 24 the A320 descended to 300 feet before diverting.The winds were forecast to be up to 46 mph but likely it was turbulent air off the rock.Here are the two video clips and there is a longer video below.ON BOARD VIDEO: British Airways have released no further Information on this flight other than it diverted due to strong winds.— Flight Alerts (@FlightAlerts_) February 25, 2019last_img read more

LeBron James FaceTime’d Carlos Hyde After His Dominant Performance vs. Minnesota

first_imgLeBron James cheers on the Ohio State football team.LeBron James Ohio StateCleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James is a known Ohio State fan. Apparently, he also roots for Buckeyes alums at the next level, too.After former Ohio State running back Carlos Hyde, now a San Francisco 49er, lit up the Minnesota Vikings for 168 yards and two touchdowns, James reached out via FaceTime to congratulate him. Via a recent sit-down interview, the San Francisco 49ers running back said that besides hearing from his mom, his favorite postgame call or text came from a certain NBA superstar.“I heard from LeBron James. Me and LeBron have the same trainer, David Alexander, down in Miami,” Hyde said. “After the game I FaceTime’d LeBron and my trainer. They were super hyped.”Here’s the move Hyde pulled that set social media on fire. It was very similar to what OSU wideout Braxton Miller did week one against Virginia— BRAXTON MILLER (@BraxtonMiller5) September 15, 2015It’s been quite a week for the former Buckeye. What will he do for an encore?last_img read more

Deborah Cox To Sing At Cleveland PRIDE Event

first_imgOn June 29, Cleveland PRIDE will celebrate its historic 25th Silver Anniversary Parade, Rally & Festival at Voinovich Bicentennial Park, behind the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.This year’s event’s theme is “Honoring our Founders & Preparing our Future Leaders.”In honor of their 25th Silver Anniversary, Cleveland PRIDE is excited to present the legendary Deborah Cox as this year’s headliner. A Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum selling and multi-talented entertainer, Cox has earned three Juno Awards, conquered the R&B and pop charts, including six top-20 Billboard R&B singles, and an impressive ten #1 hits on Billboard’s Hot Dance Club Play chart. She played the lead role in Elton John and Tim Rice ’s Broadway musical, Aida, and Co-starred as Lucy in Frank Wildhorn ’s “Jekyll & Hyde”.“Celebrating our 25th Silver Anniversary Parade, Rally, and Festival means a great deal to our organization and our LGBT community,” shared Todd J. Saporito, Board President/CEO. “We have undertaken a Heritage Video Project, capturing our Cleveland Pride founders, Martha Pontoni and Andrew Cari, historical account of the troubling times which caused them to take action and publicly demonstrate in 1989. We have been releasing segments of this series over the past 8 weeks mobilizing our community for this event.”Since its inaugural rally in 1989, Cleveland PRIDE has become one of the fastest growing PRIDE celebrations. This year’s event takes place on Saturday, June 29th from 12:00 NOON until 8:00 PM in the heart of Downtown Cleveland, Ohio at a scenic lakeside park located at 800 East 9th Street, Cleveland, OH 44114. The event will feature multiple stages boasting a large variety of Midwest entertainment including Musicians, Deejays, Drag Performers, Dancers, Performance Artists and more.Source:PR Newswirelast_img read more

Spring flooding starts in Northern Manitoba

first_imgShaneen Robinson-Desjarlais APTN National NewsThere was a limited evacuation of a Manitoba community on the weekend as snow melt caused two rivers to threaten to spill over the banks.This is added to the more than 300 people that have fled their homes from five southern Manitoba First Nations because of rising waters.srobinson@aptn.calast_img

Toronto home sales in November up over October but down yeartoyear

first_imgTORONTO – The Toronto Real Estate Board says the number of sales in the Greater Toronto Area in November was slightly higher than the previous month — a positive sign for the industry despite a series of year-over-year declines from last year.The 7,374 homes sold last month represented a drop of 13.3 per cent from November 2016, but 256 sales over October.The board says the average sales price in the GTA for all home types last month was $761,757, down by two per cent compared to November 2016, due in large part to a smaller share of detached home sales versus last year.Prices for semi-detached, townhouse and condo properties were up but the average price of a detached home was down 5.8 per cent at $996,527.BMO economist Benjamin Reitzes said in a note to clients that Toronto-area sales appeared to be “solid” in November.“They’re still down 13.3% y/y, but that’s a big improvement from the near 30% y/y drop in the prior month,” Reitzes wrote.Board president Tim Syrianos said in a statement that demand for housing in the GTA this fall has been above the regular seasonal trend.“Similar to the Greater Vancouver experience, the impact of the Ontario Fair Housing Plan and particularly the foreign buyer tax may be starting to wane,” Syrianos said in a statement.“On top of this, it is also possible that the upcoming changes to mortgage lending guidelines, which come into effect in January, have prompted some households to speed up their home buying decision.”The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions will implement new lending guidelines in January that will require borrowers who do not require mortgage insurance to show they would still be able to make their payments if interest rates were to rise.According to a report by Will Dunning, chief economist for the Mortgage Professionals Canada industry group, the OSFI stress test would affect about 18 per cent of buyers with a reasonable chance of qualifying for a mortgage under the current rules.Of those who fail the test, Dunning estimates, 40 per cent to 50 per cent would be unable to make sufficient adjustments to qualify for a property that they would consider acceptable to their needs.In November, high-density home types continued to lead the way in terms of price growth in the Greater Toronto Area, with the average condo price rising 16.4 per cent to $516,965 compared to November 2016.The average prices for semi-detached homes and townhouses were up 1.2 per cent and 4.8 per cent respectively.In addition, the Bank of Canada has raised interest rates twice in recent months to the current overnight rate of one per cent, signalling a clampdown on cheap borrowing and driving the big bank prime rates and the cost of variable-rate mortgages higher. The cost of new fixed-rate mortgages have also risen as yields on the bond market have moved higher.The board says new listings entered into its MLS system in November amounted to 14,349 — an increase of 37.2 per cent compared to the same period last year when the supply of listings was very low.“We are still seeing seller’s market conditions for townhouses and condominium apartments in many neighbourhoods versus more balanced market conditions for detached and semi-detached houses,” said Jason Mercer, the board’s director of market analysis.last_img read more

City releases results of cannabis retail consultation

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The City of Fort St. John has released the agenda for next Monday’s Committee of the Whole meeting, which includes the results it gathered from residents to hear their thoughts on what regulations cannabis retail operations would need to adhere to after recreational cannabis becomes legal this fall.The City’s Development Director Ken Rogers will be giving a presentation to Council about the feedback the City gathered during a pair of Dot-mocracy events with residents and on its ‘Let’s Talk’ website during the last week in May and first week in June. According to Rogers, over 700 responses were received in the online campaign, with more than 100 more responses given in person during the Dot-mocracy events.Residents were largely supportive of the City allowing cannabis retail operations to set up shop in most commercial zones, with the overwhelming majority favouring the C-2 Downtown Core and C-3 General Commercial zones. 73 percent of residents favoured the City adopting a 200-metre buffer zone from all schools within the City, while feelings were more mixed about the buffer zone from parks. A slim majority – 52 percent – preferred a 200-metre buffer around all City parks, while 48 percent felt that a buffer of 100 m or less was sufficient. When it comes to how far cannabis retail stores need to be from each other, residents were again fairly split on the issue. 47 percent of respondents felt that at least 200 metres of separation was required, while 36 percent felt that no buffer zone between cannabis retail stores was needed. Overall, 53 percent of residents desired a buffer zone of 100 metres or less.The City also asked residents about their thoughts on where cannabis would be able to be consumed, and if the provincial legislation was adequate.  The provincial government announced earlier this year that cannabis smoking or vaping would be permitted anywhere the smoking of tobacco is currently permitted, with the exception of places where children would reasonably be expected to be present, such as schools, parks, playgrounds, or beaches. An overwhelming majority of Fort St. John residents – 83 percent – said they felt the provincial legislation was adequate.In his presentation, Rogers says that the next steps are for City staff to prepare a presentation to Council to discuss a proposed Zoning Amendment Bylaw before the Bylaw itself is drafted. A public hearing will also be held before the bylaw is officially adopted by the City.The presentation can be found here: read more

Modi charges Cong with ‘Tughlaq Road Chunav Ghotala’

first_imgKendukona (Assam): Prime Minister Narendra Modi Thursday slammed the Congress for indulging in corruption and said a new scam “Tughlaq Road Chunav Ghotala” by it has come to the fore. In the new scam crores of rupees meant for nutrition of poor children and expectant mothers have been seized even even as old cases of corruption against it are still on, he told an rally here. The “naamdari parivar” (famed family) is engaged in corruption and has made it a way a life for which its members are now on bail, but they call the “chowkidar a chor”, he said. “There is a Tughlaq Road in Delhi and there is a bungalow there where a big leader lives. During the last few days, a game involving several crores of rupees is being played. Sack loads of currency notes are being recovered from those people who are connected with this bungalow,” he said. “This is the Tughlaq Road Chunav Ghotala and Congress indulges in corruption to win elections … If they do not loot, how will they fight elections ? Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath has a bungalow in Tughlaq Road in the national capital and the homes of his former private secretary Praveen Kakkar in Indore and former advisor Rajendra Kumar Miglani in Delhi were raided by income tax officers on April 7 in connection with an alleged hawala (illegal transaction) case. “It is a sin to vote for such people,” Modi said adding Congress has compromised the security of the nation by demanding proof of attack on terrorist camps in Pakistan. Criticising the Congress for indulging in vote bank politics, Modi said had it wanted they could have solved the problems in Assam and Jammu and Kashmir after the 1971 Indo-Pak war. “But they kept the issues burning deliberately for their vested interests.” The Congress allowed infiltration to ensure that their vote bank remained intact. “But this chowkidar will ensure that infiltration is stopped to protect the interests of the people of Assam and North East … We will ensure Indo-Bangla border fencing is completed soon, that there are no names of foreigners in the National Register of Citizens and no genuine Indians are left out,” he added.last_img read more

Azam Khan has crossed his limits: Jaya Prada on remarks made against her

first_imgLucknow: Hitting out at senior SP leader Azam Khan for his derogatory remarks on her, BJP’s Rampur Lok Sabha seat candidate Jaya Prada, Monday said he has transgressed the ‘lakshman rekha’ and is no longer her brother. Khan, without taking names, on Sunday had said it took “you 17 years to understand her reality” but, “I could recognise it in 17 days that she wears a khaki underwear”. The BJP claimed that the comment was made against Prada, who is fighting the Lok Sabha polls against the Samajwadi Party (SP) leader. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’ “(He has) crossed the lakshman rekhaa (his limits) this time. He is no longer a brother to me. I had considered him as my brother and tolerated everything, but now I cannot tolerate (this),” she told reporters in Rampur. The actor-turned-politician also said the people will give an answer as people respect women. “What is this man doing? Does he have the right to contest polls? I appeal to the Election Commission that he should not be allowed to contest the polls, he is not eligible to contest the polls,” she said. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&K Khan had told a an election rally in Rampur, “… you got represented (by her) for 10 years.” “People of Rampur, people of Uttar Pradesh and people of India, it took you 17 years to understand her reality. But, I could recognise it in 17 days that she wears a khaki underwear, he had said. The video of Khan’s purported speech was also doing the rounds on various social media platform. Seeking an answer from SP chief Akhilesh Yadav, Prada said, “I am asking Akihlesh, whether you will allow such a person to contest the polls. Shame. He (Khan) should be expelled.” Rampur goes to polls in the third phase of the Lok Sabha elections on April 23. Prada also cited a Sanskrit shloka and said that “a family in which women are revered or given due respect, that family is blessed with divine qualities, divine food and children, and a family in which women are not revered, all their work bears no result”. Taking note of news reports, the National Commission for Women Monday strongly condemned the “extremely derogatory” remarks made by SP leader Khan against Prada and issued a show cause notice to him.last_img read more

Garin: 1st Chilean ATP champion in a decade

first_imgLos Angeles: Christian Garin claimed his first ATP title on Sunday, weathering a solid challenge from Casper Ruud to post a three-set win in the final of the US Men’s Clay Court Championships. The 22-year-old Garin, who is part of the ATP’s next generation of stars, beat Ruud 7-6 (7/4), 4-6, 6-3 and becomes the first Chilean to win an ATP Tour title since Fernando Gonzalez in 2009. “Casper is a great player I am sure we will play many more finals against each other,” said Garin, who improved his clay court record to 11-3 in 2019. “This is my favourite tournament now and I hope to come back next year.” Garin also won their only previous career meeting last month in Sao Paulo, Brazil and earned his first title in just his 11th career tournament. Not only did Garin pick up the winner’s check Sunday but he will play in his first French Open next month in Paris. Garin reached the final by defeating American Sam Querrey 7-6 (7/2), 6-2. But his road to the final wasn’t easy. He was pushed to three sets in his opening match against Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay and saved five match points to defeat second seed Jeremy Chardy of France in the second round. Ruud, 20, was seeking to become the first Norwegian to win an ATP Tour title. Ruud’s father, Christian, was the last player from Norway to reach an ATP Tour finishing runner-up in 1995 at Bastad, Sweden. Christian Ruud competed on the Tour for a decade. Like Garin, Ruud has been impressive on clay this season. He reached the quarter-finals in February at the Rio Open and then advanced to the semi-finals at the Brazil Open.last_img read more