Man charged with four terror related charges from Fort St. John will go directly to trial

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – It was announced today that the case against a BC man charged with four terrorism-related offences will go directly to trial.The Public Prosecution Service of Canada says the case of Othman Ayed Hamdan will proceed by direct indictment, meaning there will be no preliminary inquiry.None of the allegations have been proven in court.- Advertisement -The charges against Hamdan are: counselling to commit murder for a terrorist group, counselling tocommit assault causing bodily harm for a terrorist group, counselling to commit mischief for a terrorist group and instructing a person to carry out a terrorist activity.last_img

Ni Hujumaa!! Simba fans cry out after SportPesa Cup exit

first_img“Why do Kenyans come here every time and hurt us? Why can’t we Tanzanians win this thing every time it’s a Kenyan? Our teams are not serious,” one of the fans lamented, speaking to Capital Sport after the loss to Bandari.“We knew this was our year to play with Everton but it’s not going to happen. Why always a Kenyan team. Why can’t we win. We want Everton to play against us and know that in Tanzania we also have some good level of football. It hurts a lot,” he went on to lament.Simba SC fans chant and sing happily before Bandari took away all that joy in the Sportpesa Cu semis at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam on January 25, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluSimba came into the tournament fresh from a 5-0 thrashing at the hands of AS Vita in the CAF Champions League in Kinshasa and had thought the SportPesa Cup would offer them solace.Little did they know that their sadness would have an extended shift and now, they eye an even more disastrous spell if they fail to beat Al Ahly next weekend in Cairo.“The hurt from losing 5-0 is still there and I thought the SportPesa Cup is in for us. But we have been shamed by our team. I am hurting. All of us are hurting so much that we cannot even go back home early because our rivals (Yanga fans) are waiting for us to abuse us. Ni hujumaa, nahujumika mimi… viongozi wetu wanatunadi (It’s unfair, we are being oppressed. Our leaders are auctioning us),” another fan almost reduced to tears added.“We have just three games to win Tsh70mn (Ksh3mn) and our players go to play around the pitch. What is wrong with them. We have lost the FA Cup, we lost the Mapinduzi Cup and now we have lost the SportPesa Cup. Even the billionaire who supports us will get tired. Who wants to be associated with a team that keeps losing trophies,” another one screamed.They have torn into their coach Patrick Aussems, saying the Belgian is not using the right tactics and further questioned his decision not to hire an assistant coach after the exit of Burundian Masud Juma.Simba SC fans painfully watch their team during their SportPesa Cup semi final against Bandari FC on January 25, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu“This coach does not have a plan A or plan B. When he concedes why does he keep playing the same system? Furthermore, why doesn’t he want an assistant coach? Why doesn’t he want someone to help him with thoughts and advice,”“Our players are unrecognizable Shiza Kichuya was a rock of this Mwamba team, now he does not even understand himself. Chama (Clatous) is no longer the Chama we knew. He is not the Chama we signed from Nkana. Our players’ levels have dropped down. They are not the same players. We have a good team but we can’t even recognize them,”“Only Kagere fights in that team. Yule mzee yiacheza na nguvu zake zote anapigana kama Mtanzania ndio timu yake isishindwe. Namsifu sana Yule Kagere (The old man Kagere is the only one who plays to his best. He plays like a Tanzanian and fights for his team so that it does not lose. I am really in praise of Kagere,” another fan angrily said.Most of them praised Mwanza-based Mbao FC for pitting up a fight and ejecting defending champions Gor Mahia before pushing Kariobangi Sharks all the way to penalties.Mbao FC players celebrate after dumping defending champions Gor Mahia out of the 2019 Sportpesa Super Cup. PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu“Mbao are young players but play some really good football. Those boys,, Kagere’s salary for one month can pay the entire team. But look at them playing with so much passion. Our players are paid well, sleep in the best hotels and are treated well, but look at how they play. They are uninterested,” another fan forked out.For the second time, an all Kenyan final will be played on Tanzanian soil. In the inaugural edition in 2017, Gor Mahia played AFC Leopards at the Uhuru Stadium. This year, it’s the turn of Kariobangi Sharks and Bandari who are making their debut.Despite their teams not getting to the final, a section of the fans said they will come watch the beautiful game even though it would hurt to watch their teams clash for the third place trophy.A Simba fan mockingly boxes a Yanga fan during the Sportpesa Cup games in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu“Sisi watu wa mpora so uwanjani lazima tuje tushabikie mpira. Wale Kariobangi wanapigampira safi sana. Kwanza Yule kijana nambari saba, Yule dogo, freshi kweli (We are football fans so we have to come and watch the games. Kariobangi are playing very beautiful football especially that small boy number seven (Harrison Mwenda); he is very good),” another fan said.Simba and Mbao will clash for the third place trophy in the early kick off before Sharks and Bandari hold each other’s necks for the top prize that not only comes with a trophy and Sh3mn in cash, but the chance of playing Everton FC in a friendly match next July in Nairobi.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Simba SC fans cheer on their team during their Sportpesa Cup first round match against AFC Leopards at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam on January 23, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluDAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania, Jan 26 – The mood at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam on Friday night had the color of a graveyard with distraught Simba SC fans expressing their displeasure at everybody and anybody after losing out to Kenya’s Bandari in the SportPesa Cup semi-finals.Simba have been third time unlucky in clinching the cup, having reached the final in Nakuru last year but lost to Gor Mahia. And the fans did not hide their frustrations at failing to win the title and losing out on a chance to watch Everton play at the National Stadium again.last_img read more


first_imgGabriel Paschal Blake and band.A young Donegal singer-songwriter has been given a huge compliment after being asked to guest with one of Ireland’s most hotly-tipped acts – with gigs in two different churches!SOAK, whose real name is Bridie Monds-Watson, hails from Derry and has record companies dropping at her feet.She plays two major gigs this weekend at Christ Church in Derry on Friday night and the Dublin’s Unitarian Church on Saturday. And SOAK has asked well-known Letterkenny singer-songwriter Gabriel Paschal Blake to support her.Blake will be known by many as part of the talented bunch that made up now disbanded outfit The Jamaican Vampires.Tickets for the Derry gig are £10 while the Dublin gig is €15 and both are available at Ticketmaster.The Derry gig will be a great chance for local music fans to catch both acts before they go on to bigger and brighter things.  YOUNG DONEGAL SINGER HEADS TO CHURCH TO GET ‘SOAKED’! was last modified: November 6th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Gabriel Paschal Blakelast_img read more

Donegal GAA club introduces smoking ban at their grounds

first_imgA Donegal GAA club has banned smoking at their grounds – and have become only the second club in the entire country to adopt the policy. St Mary’s GAA club, based in Convoy banned smoking at their grounds as GAA chiefs announced plans to make every GAA ground in Ireland ‘smoke-free’ over the next decade.Executive members on St Mary’s board voted to ban smoking and took inspiration from Wexford club St John’s Volunteers. St Mary’s Children officer, Lerona Barron expressed her delight that her club took the decision to ban smoking and said it set a great example to other clubs.She told The Irish Independent, “I just didn’t think it was fair that I could be watching a game and someone could light up a cigarette beside me and send smoke over the dug-outs,” she said.“We want to encourage a healthy lifestyle and this is one way of doing that.“It’s not about being anti-smoker either.“Smokers will have to go outside the gate and I’m hoping it will discourage others, especially our younger members, from taking up the habit and perhaps help some to give up smoking altogether.” Advertisement Donegal GAA club introduces smoking ban at their grounds was last modified: September 15th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:banconvoyGAAGroundsnewsSMOKINGSportSt Maryslast_img read more

Rangers face competition to sign Serie A strike starlet

first_imgRangers must fight off Groningen and Vitesse if they want to sign Roma starlet Umar Sadiq.The 21-year-old spent the second half of last season on loan at Dutch club NAC Breda and he caught the eye there, scoring five Eredivisie goals in 12 appearances. 2 New Rangers boss Steven Gerrard is making swift work of signing new players. Steven Gerrard, who became the club’s manager this summer, now wants to bring the striker to Scotland as he continues to he revamp his Rangers squad.Sadiq has been tipped for a bright future, though, and interest in him is high this summer.Indeed, according to TuttoMercato, the Nigerian is also on the radars of Dutch duo Groningen and Vitesse. Roma striker Umar Sadiq in action for the Serie A side. 2 The pair have scouted Sadiq and are keen to open talks with him regarding a move following his success in the Netherlands.If he does move to Rangers he will join Ovie Ejaria, Scott Arfield, Allan McGregor, and Jamie Murphy who have already moved to Ibrox ahead of the new campaign.Meanwhile, the club are also interested in Brighton defender Connor Goldson and Slaven Belupo star Nikola Katic.You can see all the confirmed summer transfer window deals in the Premier League here.last_img read more

Donegal customers help Ireland West Airport enjoy busiest period in history

first_imgIreland West Airport enjoyed a 10% increase in passenger numbers during the summer period with over 360,000 passengers using the airport between June and October. The airport is on track to record the busiest year in the airports 30 year history with annual passenger numbers set to exceed 720,000 for the first time in 2016.And Donegal customers are using the airport more and more each year. Passenger numbers using the airports 9 UK services increased by 14% thanks mainly to new year round services added by Flybe to both Birmingham and Edinburgh, which added an additional 25,000 passengers through the airport during the summer months.The airport now has the biggest selection of UK services from the West and North West of Ireland with access to 9 UK markets including direct flights to Birmingham, Bristol, London (Gatwick, Luton & Stansted), East Midlands, Edinburgh, Liverpool and Manchester.Services to and from European Sun and city break destinations continued to grow with the airport now offering flights to a choice of ten different destinations across Europe to the likes of Croatia, Italy, Portugal and Spain. A new service introduced by Falcon and Thomson Holidays to Salou in June proved particularly popular with holidaymakers from across the region.The Airport now serves 22 International destinations and is served by three of Europes major International airlines, Aer Lingus, Flybe and Ryanair. This year has proven a particularly busy year for events at the airport as we celebrated the 30th anniversary of the official opening of the airport back in May.Notable milestones this year also included the airport welcoming its 10 millionth passenger, holding our first ever runway run for the public and welcoming a very special visit from the Vice President of the United States. All these special events were filmed and form part of a six part series called ‘The Airport up in Knock’ currently being aired on UTV Ireland every Monday night at 8pm.In addition in summer 2016 the airport welcomed an investment by 7 Local Authorities for an equity shareholding into the airport which has seen the formation of a unique and positive collaboration with local government in the areas of tourism, economic development and Diaspora engagement.Commenting on a busy summer season, Joe Gilmore, Managing Director Ireland West Airport, said “These latest passenger figures are a direct result of the growth in passenger services offering an increased selection of routes to and from the West of Ireland. This growth benefits the local economies in both the West and North West regions particularly given the choice and range of flights to the UK which is a key driver for inbound tourism’.Donegal customers help Ireland West Airport enjoy busiest period in history was last modified: November 21st, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Raiders’ Johnathan Abram out for the season with shoulder injury

first_imgALAMEDA — The rookie season of safety Johnathan Abram is over after just one game.Abram was placed on injured reserve Wednesday with a shoulder injury sustained in the Raiders’ season opening win over the Denver Broncos. He will require surgery for a torn rotator cuff and labrum, and although eligible to return to the roster, coach Jon Gruden expects him to miss the entire season.“It’s a big loss,” Gruden said. “No question it’s a big loss. Fortunately for us we kept five safeties, five …last_img

Sharks rewind: Labanc responds, Kane flourishes and what to do about a sixth defenseman

first_imgMONTREAL — Kevin Labanc was asked to assess how he played Thursday night in the Sharks’ 4-2 win over the Montreal Canadiens at Bell Centre.“Not sure,” Labanc said with a wry smile. “What did Cooch say?”Quite a bit, actually. Logan Couture, who didn’t pull punches about the way the Sharks’ lost in overtime Tuesday against the Buffalo Sabres, liked how Labanc and the rest of his teammates competed as they improved to 4-1-1 overall after an 0-4-0 start.Labanc scored a second period even …last_img

Weekly Case Study: Pooling a Virtualized Infrastructure

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K Srikkanth hails ‘fighter’ Yuvraj Singh as he answers critics with a majestic double hundred

first_imgCritics were up in arms the moment chairman of selector K Srikkanth and his panel decided to pick Yuvraj Singh for the ICC World T20 in August, arguing the call was based on emotion and not on cricketing logic.They felt that while the left-hander could be a part of any international team before being diagnosed with cancer, four months wasn’t enough time for him to regain match fitness – after going through rigorous therapy for a rare germ cell cancer – and be a part of Team India.Even well-wishers questioned the decision saying that only in India could such a selection happen and comparisons were drawn with teams like Australia and South Africa.Back then, Srikkanth and team had stayed silent. But not on Monday after Yuvraj hit a well-deserved double ton for North Zone against Central Zone in their Duleep Trophy semi-final.Ex-chairman of selectors Srikkanth hailed Yuvraj as a fighter and said that he had repaid the faith they had shown in him while picking him for the World T20 in Sri Lanka.”A lot of discussion was regarding his fitness and if we were being emotional by picking him just four months into his recovery from cancer. Not many supported our case, but deep within we always knew he is a champion cricketer and on Monday he proved that once again.”I am very happy for him and wish him further success. In a way, he has also justified us backing him and bringing him back into the national fold. He has repaid the faith we showed in him,” he told Mail Today. Srikkanth feels that Yuvraj is ready for the longer formats of the game and not just T20.”His knock in the Duleep Trophy proves that he has regained enough fitness to not only play the shortest format of the game – T20 – but also the longer versions. Even if it might be too early to consider him for Tests, he is definitely ready for the ODI format,” he said.Srikkanth found support from one of the current selectors who refused to be named. He too feels that Yuvraj’s double hundred is the best way that he could have answered his critics.”Yuvraj’s double ton not only shuts his critics up, but also augurs well for the future of Indian cricket. It once again proves that if you are determined and willing to go that extra mile to bounce back, even the Almighty takes your side,” he said.When asked if Yuvraj was ready to don national colours in the ODI format and ultimately the whites that every cricketer dreams of, he said: “As of now, he is definitely ready to go through the rigours of 50over cricket. Test cricket could still take a little bit of time, but with the dedication he has shown while training, I won’t be too surprised if he is back into the Test team sooner rather than later.”advertisementlast_img read more