Liverpool Sign Naby Keita

first_imgLiverpool have completed the signing of Naby Keita from German side RB Leipzig for a club record fee, but the player will only officially join the club in July 2018.According to the BBC, Liverpool have paid a £48m release clause that comes into effect in July 2018.Keita has been one of the Reds major target all summer long, but their bids – including one close to £70m – have been rejected by Leipzig, who stood their ground in saying he’s not for sale.The Guinean international’s £48m fee will surpass the £35 million Liverpool paid Newcastle for Andy Carroll in 2011.Relatedlast_img

Sean Payton compares backup Taysom Hill to Hall of Fame QB

first_img“If you look back at Steve’s career, people don’t remember the time before he came to the NFL, you have a very athletic player that, I think, advanced when he got to San Francisco,” Payton said, via the New Orleans Times-Picayune. “He always had great ability with his legs, so you’re trying to create visions for players, and that’s no different than how you’d evaluate how he see Teddy Bridgewater progressing and what we think he can be. That’s the business we’re in.”Hill signed with the Packers out of BYU as an undrafted free agent in 2017 but was later claimed off waivers by New Orleans following his release from Green Bay after four months with the team. He’s become a valuable asset serving as more than just a quarterback, but a returner/runner/receiver as well. Related News Jimmy Garoppolo ‘obviously a little frustrated’ with lackluster preseason debut “We’ve seen significant growth with both him and Teddy,” Payton said. “You’re seeing things take place on a day-to-day basis that maybe weren’t happening a year ago.”Hill, 28, went 11-for-16 for 136 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday’s 19-17 win over the Chargers.He should get plenty more reps in as the Saints are slated to visit the Jets on Saturday before wrapping up exhibition play at home next Thursday against the Dolphins. Sean Payton sees a lot of potential in Taysom Hill.So much, in fact, the Saints coach compared Drew Brees and Teddy Bridgewater’s backup to Hall of Fame quarterback Steve Young.center_img Julio Jones’ agent headed to Atlanta to talk new Falcons deal, report says Taysom Hill’s TOP plays from yesterday’s win! #Saints @T_Hill4— New Orleans Saints (@Saints) August 19, 2019With a future Hall of Fame QB already under center and an established quarterback behind him, Payton is confident Hill’s talents will only grow as he continues to learn from Brees and Bridgewater, who is on a comeback campaign of his own after suffering a horrific knee injury in August 2016.last_img read more

B&H Football Alliance Supported B&H Hockey Center

first_imgB&H Football Alliance decided to provide support to B&H Hockey on Ice and for the upcoming friendly match with the Turkish team to donate 30 costumes with national design, announces the portal is a nice gesture of the best B&H sports alliance that showed interest and desire to support and have qualitative cooperation with other alliances in the country.Reminder, B&H Hockey representation on 8 and 9 February will play two friendly matches against the best Turkish team.Both matches will be played in Zetra, and B&H Hockey center is already working on preparations for the event, as well as has completed recently Ice Fest.(Source:

Wellington Police Notes: Friday, Dec. 5 to Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014

first_imgSunday, December 7, 2014•1:18 a.m.  Officers investigated a theft of a vehicle in the 1200 block of N. C.•3:23 p.m. Jesse  L. Henderson, 61, Wellington was arrested, confined and bonded on a city of Wellington warrant charged with two counts of battery and criminal trespass.•4 p.m. Officers took report of lost ring in the 2000 block of E. 16th.•9 p.m. James R. Gressel, 21, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with operating  a motor vehicle while having a suspended driver’s license. Saturday, December 6, 2014•2:22 p.m.  Officers investigated a theft of property in the 1700 block of N. A.•11:06 p.m. Officers investigated a theft of miscellaneous property in the 300 block of W 11th. Wellington Police notes for Friday, Dec. 5 to Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014:Friday, December 5, 2014•1:29 a.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 400 block S. Washington, Wellington.•11:12 a.m. Officers investigated a non-injury, hit and run, accident at 8th and G, involving an unknown vehicle and a fixed object(traffic signal) owned by Wellington of Wellington.•3:55 p.m. Kendall C. Roberson, 20, Wellington was arrested and confined on a Sumner County warrant charged with possession of  methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.•6:22 p.m. Officers investigated a domestic battery, criminal damage to property in the 2100 block.•6:40 p.m. Mackenzie A. Niss,18, Wellington was arrested and confined charged with domestic battery and criminal damage to property.last_img read more

10 months agoMan City whiz Sane: Sterling in career best form

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man City whiz Sane: Sterling in career best formby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City whiz Leroy Sane says Raheem Sterling must be close to career best form.Sterling already has nine Premier League goals and six assists to his name this season and signed a new deal in November to keep him at the club until 2023.Sane said, “Of course, it’s always important if you have good people around you – good friends. You can trust them also and obviously, it’s very important for our team.“He’s scored a lot of goals and helps us a lot in every way and he’s just a really good guy – a humble guy.”He is also really hungry and motivated to improve in his own game – to achieve something: his own targets.“This is what it’s like to push him to get better and if it goes like this every year, I think soon he can also be one of the best players.” last_img read more

18 days agoAston Villa skipper Grealish feels England call within reach

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Aston Villa skipper Grealish feels England call within reachby Paul Vegas18 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveAston Villa skipper Jack Grealish feels an England call-up is within reach.The 24-year-old responded to missing out on the latest Three Lions squad by producing his best performance of the season as Villa thumped Norwich 5-1 at Carrow Road on Saturday. Asked if he had expected a call-up for the forthcoming qualifiers with the Czech Republic and Bulgaria, Grealish replied: “No, not really. Not at the moment.“I know for a fact if I play to the best of my ability, then I can get in there. But this time, truthfully, I did not expect to get in.“I did well on Saturday, or I like to think I did well. If I keep performing to the way I know I can, hopefully this will give me a big lift and hopefully (I will get in) soon.” last_img read more

Nunavut MP Tootoo felt despair over Ottawa police officers comments on Pootoogooks

first_imgJorge Barrera APTN National NewsNunavut MP Hunter Tootoo said he felt despair when he heard of the racist comments posted by an Ottawa police officer in response to a newspaper story about the death of Inuit artist Annie Pootoogook.Tootoo, who is an independent MP, said he was happy to see Ottawa Police Chief Charles Bordeleau announcing he was investigating Sgt. Chris Hrnchiar’s online comments which claimed “most Aboriginals have very short lifespans” and dismissed Pootoogook’s death.“I was extremely disappointed to see a law enforcement officer making comments like that. It is despairing,” he said. “It also goes to show the level of ignorance that is out there and the challenge Inuit people face in this country. For a lot of people, this is our daily lives.”The Ottawa police said Hrnchiar’s comments were under investigation on orders from the police chief.Pootoogook’s body was found in the Rideau River on Sept. 19. Ottawa police initially stated investigators did not believe foul play caused her death. A week later, the police’s Major Crime Unit said it was reconsidering the case as “suspicious.”Tootoo said the actions of the Ottawa police follow a pattern by police forces across the country.“It’s all too common when an Indigenous woman, and Inuit woman is found lifeless or goes missing, it’s something that law enforcement doesn’t always take seriously,” said Tootoo. “I am very glad the Ottawa police force is investigating further….A lot of times, situations like this are not taken seriously right off the bat.”Annie Pootoogook in 2012. APTN/FilePootoogook is originally from Cape Dorset, Nunavut, which is in Tootoo’s riding. Tootoo heard about the death from a friend. He knew about Pootoogook, but didn’t know her personally.Tootoo said the claims from Pootoogook’s friends and family that the Inuit artist was fleeing domestic violence at the time of her death was something that hit close to home.He said one of his own friends was killed by an abusive partner.“I remember talking to her and she would be looking at me, ‘Don’t say anything,’ terrified,” said Tootoo. “It’s okay to talk about these things, it’s important to talk about these things because it avoids tragic situations.”Pootoogook’s partner is not a suspect in her death.The commissioners with the recently launched national inquiry into murdered and missing Indigenous women said through a spokesperson they could not comment on Pootoogook’s case. The spokesperson said the inquiry could deal with the case if someone submitted it for review by the five commissioners.The Liberal government was initially criticized for not naming an Inuk as a commissioner for the inquiry.Tootoo was once federal minister of fisheries, but he resigned following a messy personal affair that led him to seek treatment for [email protected]@JorgeBarreralast_img read more

RCMP conducts six searches in Toronto area in syndicated mortgages probe

first_imgTORONTO – The RCMP says it has carried out six search warrants in the Greater Toronto Area related to an investigation into syndicated mortgage frauds.Royal Canadian Mounted Police sergeant Penny Hermann says the searches were carried out this morning by its Integrated Market Enforcement Team, but would not provide further details or confirm which companies were targeted.However, media reports say RCMP officers searched the head office of real estate firm Fortress Real Developments Inc. on Friday. Fortress could not be immediately reached for comment.In February, the Ontario’s securities regulator issued $1.1 million in fines against four parties that were involved with syndicated mortgages for real estate development projects in which Fortress was a developer or development consultant.And in March, Canadian securities regulators in proposed regulatory changes to address the associated risks of investing in syndicated mortgages — private mortgages that are sold to a group of investors to finance real estate developments.The Canadian Securities Administrators proposed several changes, including heightened disclosure from issuers of syndicated mortgages. Some companies or individuals offering these investment opportunities may advertise these products as fully secured or guaranteed as high return.last_img read more

Dr Seuss The Grinch makes off with 66M at box office

first_imgLOS ANGELES, Calif. – You’re a mean one — and you’re number one — Mr. Grinch.“Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch” sledded past mixed reviews and made off with $66 million for Universal Pictures to top the weekend North American box office, according to studio estimates Sunday.Last week’s top film, the Queen biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody,” drops to second for 20th Century Fox with a $30.8 million weekend that brings its overall take to $100 million.Illumination, the Universal-owned animators behind “The Minions” and “Despicable Me,” produced the latest interpretation of Seuss’ 1957 book that led to a 1966 TV special and first came to the big screen as a live-action feature starring Jim Carrey in 2000.Paramount Pictures’ war-horror hybrid “Overlord” was third in its first weekend with $10.1 million. Disney’s “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” brought in $9.5 million and finished fourth in its second week. The weekend’s other major debut, “The Girl in the Spider’s Web,” made just $8 million and finished fifth.Illumination’s “Grinch,” narrated by Pharrell Williams, gives the title character, voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch, a backstory in an orphanage and fills out the story of his foil Cindy Lou Who.It’s the second Seuss adaptation for Illumination. Its version of “The Lorax” opened with a comparable $70 million weekend and went on to gross $348.8 million worldwide.“The Grinch” was widely expected to be No. 1 with few other major openings this weekend, but it surpassed projections that had it bringing in closer to $60 million, continuing what’s become a trend in 2018.“‘The Grinch’ is just the latest in a string of over-performers,” said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst for Comscore. “‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ was bigger than expected, ‘A Star Is Born’ was bigger than expected. It’s fueling a box-office surge.”The industry has reached a cumulative box office total of $10 billion faster than in any other year, Dergarabedian said.The Christmas theme of “The Grinch” could sustain it through the holidays and Universal hopes it has a longer life than that.“With Thanksgiving coming, we’re poised to have a great run through that,” said Jim Orr, president of domestic distribution for Universal. “Illumination’s created such a classic take on this beloved character that audiences will be enjoying it for a really long time.”But big rivals loom soon, including “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” next week and “Ralph Breaks The Internet” on Nov. 21.“We’ve got a lot of competition coming up for family audiences,” Dergarabedian said.Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theatres, according to comScore. Where available, the latest international numbers for Friday through Sunday also are included. Final domestic figures will be released Monday.1. “Dr Seuss’ The Grinch,” $66 million ($12.7 million international).2. “Bohemian Rhapsody,” $30.8 million ($63 million international).3. “Overlord,” $10.1 million, ($9.2 million international).4. “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms,” $9.5 million, ($13.5 million international).5. “The Girl in the Spider’s Web,” $8 million, ($6.2 million international).6. “A Star Is Born,” $8 million ($9 million international).7. “Nobody’s Fool,” $6.5 million.8. “Venom,” $4.8 million ($118.2 million international).9. “Halloween,” $3.8 million ($5.9 million).10. “The Hate U Give,” $2 million.___Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at international theatres (excluding the U.S. and Canada), according to comScore:1. “Venom,” $118.2 million.2. “Bohemian Rhapsody,” $63 million.3. “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms,” $13.5 million.4. “Dr Seuss’ The Grinch,” $12.7 million.5. “Detective Conan: Zero the Enforcer,” $12.4 million.6. “Intimate Strangers,” $9.2 million.7. “Overlord,” $9.2 million.8. “A Star Is Born,” $9 million.9. “The Girl in the Spider’s Web,” $6.2 million.10. “Halloween,” $5.9 million.___This story has been corrected to show that “Overlord” earned $10.1 million, not $19 million.___Follow Andrew Dalton on Twitter at: .last_img read more

On the Money Meal kit companies offer holiday help

first_imgDETROIT — Subscription meal kit services can take some stress out of weekday dinners. But they may or may not help you fill your holiday table.Some companies, like HelloFresh, will mail you premeasured ingredients and instructions for a full holiday meal. Plated and Home Chef will help you with holiday side dishes. But others, like Blue Apron, don’t offer holiday menus. They say they’ve found that customers prefer to cook their own traditional recipes.Meal kit services have grown quickly in the U.S. since they arrived from Europe six years ago. Nine per cent of U.S. consumers — or around 10.5 million households — have bought meal kits online or in groceries in the last six months, and 25 per cent say they’d consider buying one in the next six months, according to Nielsen.At the same time, the companies are figuring out what customers do and don’t expect from them. This was the first year Berlin-based HelloFresh offered a Thanksgiving meal kit, for example, after customers repeatedly asked for one. HelloFresh has 1 million U.S. subscribers.For $159, buyers got a turkey that fed eight to 10 people and ingredients and instructions for garlic mashed potatoes, cranberry and chicken sausage stuffing, green beans and apple ginger crisp. Customers could also opt for a $99 box with just the sides and dessert.HelloFresh won’t say how many boxes it sold, but it’s offering two options for Christmas. For $129, it will send customers a beef tenderloin that feeds six to eight people plus sides, sauces and dessert. For $159, it will send a turkey dinner similar to its Thanksgiving box. The boxes will be available for delivery starting Dec. 19. Buyers don’t have to subscribe to HelloFresh’s weekly meal plans to get one.Vero, an Italian meal kit company founded by St. Louis-based chef Katie Collier, says it sold twice as many Thanksgiving kits this year as it did in 2017. Its $195 Thanksgiving kit included a cage-free turkey, shallot gravy and fig, walnut and sage stuffing.For Christmas, Vero is selling a $65 kit to make lasagna, blood orange salad and tiramisu for eight to 10.Lifestyle maven Martha Stewart also offers holiday meal kits through her partnership with Marley Spoon. For $159.99, customers could order a Thanksgiving box with a 12-pound turkey and ingredients for four sides — including herbed stuffing with dried cherries — and spiced apple crisp. Last year, Stewart also offered a $39 holiday cookie kit for Christmas. A customer service representative at Marley Spoon said the cookie kit will be offered again this year, but details haven’t been released.Some companies are tucking holiday favourites into their regular meal offerings for subscribers.Plated, a meal kit startup now owned by the Alberton’s grocery chain, offers 20 meal recipes and two desserts each week to its subscribers. For a family of four, two meals per week cost $79.60.For Thanksgiving week, Plated subscribers could opt for sides like pecan pie and sausage, sage and brioche stuffing. For the week of Hanukkah, it’s offering potato latkes. For New Year’s Eve, it plans to offer roasted grape and brie crostini with a spinach and butternut squash salad.Chicago-based Home Chef, which was recently acquired by Kroger, also offered Thanksgiving sides like walnut maple Brussels sprouts as part of its weekly meal plans. Like Plated, two meals per week for a family of four cost $79.60.Non-subscribers can also pick up Home Chef kits at Kroger, which charges $9 for a family-size side of roasted fall vegetables with cranberry orange and walnuts.But other meal kit companies are opting out. Purple Carrot, which offers vegan meal kits, didn’t offer any holiday-themed meal kits but did send a Thanksgiving recipe booklet to subscribers. Sun Basket, which offers organic produce in its kits, has no holiday-themed meals in its rotation.Blue Apron, which has 646,000 U.S. subscribers, offered a Thanksgiving kit in 2016, complete with turkey and pumpkin pie. While customers liked it, what they were really looking for was help with other meals around the holidays, said John Adler, Blue Apron’s culinary chief.Adler said Blue Apron decided to focus on offering quick, simple dishes with non-traditional flavours — think Chinese or Middle Eastern — for the days around the holidays.“You should totally have your traditional food moment,” Adler said. “As opposed to interfering in that, we will solve everything else before and after.”Dee-Ann Durbin, The Associated Presslast_img read more