By Carol Church What is the Military Lending Act?The original Military Lending Act was passed in 2006. It was created to protect service members from predatory lenders who may target these young and somewhat unsophisticated consumers. Unfortunately, the combination of a steady income and lower financial literacy can make service members prone to financial exploitation, such as when lenders charge very high interest rates.The act’s protections are powerful because the US government has a vested interest in protecting its military from predatory lending practices. Predatory lending can negatively affect military readiness and create security risks, such as when a service member becomes prone to illegal behavior due to anxiety about debt.Because lenders found ways around the original MLA, it was updated. New provisions went into effect in October 2017.What types of loans does the MLA cover?Credit cardsPayday loansCar title loansTax refund anticipation loansDeposit advance loansInstallment loansUnsecured open-end lines of creditWhat types of loans are NOT covered under the MLA?MortgagesCar loansWho does the MLA apply to?Active duty service members (including those on active Guard or active Reserve duty) and their dependents, including spouses, children under age 21, children under age 23 who are attending college, and children of any age who are unable to support themselves due to disabilities.What are the MLA’s protections?Interest on covered loans is capped at 36% APR, which includes regular APRs as well as annual fees, application fees, finance charges, service fees, and credit default insurance.The idea behind this rule was to cap APRs while also protecting service members from products that advertise a low APR that is then made much higher by added fees. However, some fees, such as late payment fees, are considered typical and expected, and will not be included when making these calculations.Those covered may not be required to enter into mandatory arbitration.Many lenders require borrowers to sign papers agreeing to settle any problems through mandatory binding arbitration rather than through the court system. This rule means that service members do not have to do this if they don’t want to.Those required cannot be required to give up rights they have under consumer protection laws, such as the Service Members’ Civil Relief Act.Those covered cannot be charged a prepayment penalty for paying off their loans early.Those covered cannot be forced to repay loans via military paycheck allotment.An allotment takes money out of your military paycheck automatically, before any money gets to you.Who is responsible for making sure the rules are followed?The loan originator is responsible for determining whether borrowers are service members and for making sure that the rules are followed.Are there any downsides?A few people think so, yes. Because the MLA caps APRs, it makes it difficult for certain types of lenders, such as payday loan originators and pawnshops, to make money. Normally, these lenders would charge interest rates in excess of 36%. Rather than lower their APRs, in some cases, these businesses may simply refuse to do business with service members. This issue is still in flux.NAFCU’s Brandy Bruyere Shares the Latest MLA Status with a Couple of Concerns… from CUbroadcast on Vimeo.What should service members do if they think their rights under MLA are not being respected?Service members concerned about this can contact their local JAG office.References:Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. (2016). What are my rights under the Military Lending Act? Retrieved from https://www.consumerfinance.gov/ask-cfpb/what-are-my-rights-under-the-military-lending-act-en-1783/Hudson Cook LLP. (2016). Uncle Sam Wants YOU to Comply with the Military Lending Act. Retrieved from https://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=492746e8-8b3e-4cb9-9899-8ba924af01ebMeyer, B. The Military Lending Act – What You Need to Know. Retrieved from https://www.cudirect.com/blog/the-military-lending-act-what-you-need-to-know/US Department of Defense. (2015). Department of Defense Issues Final Military Lending Act Rule. Retrieved from https://www.defense.gov/News/News-Releases/News-Release-View/Article/612795/
Campaigning for simultaneous Assembly and Lok Sabha elections in Arunachal Pradesh ended on Tuesday.The State has two parliamentary constituencies and 60 Assembly seats, but there will be contests in 57 only as three candidates of the BJP won their respective seats unopposed. The elections on April 11 will decide the fate of 181 candidates, including 11 women. Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju is one of seven candidates contesting from the Arunachal West Lok Sabha seat while five candidates are in fray for the Arunachal East parliamentary seat.The BJP candidates who won unopposed in the Assembly polls are Kento Jini from Along East constituency, Taba Tedir from Yachuli and Phurpa Tsering from Dirang. The campaign was by and large peaceful barring the killing of a National People’s Party worker and a civilian by suspected Naga extremists in Tirap and Longding districts.
Mumbai, Feb 24 (PTI) Filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali, basking in the success of his period epic “Bajirao Mastani”, will reportedly attend the upcoming second edition of Times of India Film Awards 2016 in Dubai.The award ceremony is scheduled to take place on March 18.Bhansali is said to be excited about attending the event as “Bajirao Mastani” has bagged maximum nominations, including best film, best actor and best director for him.Also included in the starry guest list are names like Amitabh Bachchan and Salman Khan. TOIFA 2016 Dubai will take place at the Dubai International Stadium in Dubai Sports City. PTI PSH BK
New Delhi, May 5 (PTI) The government has constituted a task force to frame regulations on food fortification to combat malnutrition, Rajya Sabha was informed today.”A consultation with stakeholders was held to evolve a comprehensive policy including draft regulations on micro-nutrient fortification. A taskforce is constituted for recommending actions/regulations on food fortifications,” Union minister Maneka Gandhi said in a written reply.She said food fortification was already being done in some states and UTs, including Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Gujarat.”Further, fortified food is also given under Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana,” she said.The ministry had also held deliberations with other government departments and organisations on current micro-nutrient deficiency situation in the country, the global scenario and various strategies to address the issue.It focused on deficiencies related to iron, vitamins, iodine and folic acid. PTI HC SMJ SC SMJ
TOKYO, Jun 27, 2018 (AFP) Tokyo’s city government today passed strict new anti-smoking rules ahead of the 2020 Olympics, leapfrogging national legislation on lighting up that has been watered down after opposition from pro-smoking MPs. Japan has long been an outlier in the developed world, considered a smoker’s paradise where lighting up is allowed in most restaurants and bars. The city’s new laws ban smoking entirely on school premises from kindergartens to high schools, although a space can be created outside university and hospital buildings for smokers. Lighting up will be outlawed at restaurants in the capital, regardless of size. Restaurants can set up a separate indoor smoking space but customers cannot eat or drink inside the smoking area. Smokers who repeatedly flout the new rules, and offending restaurant owners, will face fines of up to 50,000 yen ($455). “We are now ready to be the host of mega sporting events like the 2019 Rugby World Cup and the Olympics,” said Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike, who has frequently vowed to clean up the city’s act ahead of the Games. “The Tokyo one is stricter (than the national law) but from the perspective of global standards, I have to add that there are other countries that adopt far stricter rules.” The move came as lawmakers prepare a nationwide version of the smoking ban that has faced criticism for falling far short of measures needed to restrict lighting up indoors. The new national law will ban smoking at schools and hospitals, but there are loopholes allowing smoking outside the facilities.advertisementSmoking will also be banned inside large restaurants, but unlike the Tokyo city rules, establishments smaller than 100 square metres — about half the restaurant sector — will be exempt. Big restaurants and newly opened eateries can build a separate smoking space but have to ensure smoke will not escape the area. The health ministry had proposed a strict anti-smoking bill, aiming to stub out smoking at most indoor establishments. But the plan encountered staunch opposition from members of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s own Liberal Democratic Party, many of whom openly back the tobacco industry and smokers over health advocates. Struggling to win support from its own party, the government was forced to water the bill down several times. Japan’s government earns billions of dollars annually in cigarette tax revenue, and owns a one-third stake in Japan Tobacco, the world’s third largest tobacco company. The firm, which includes brands like Winston, Camel and Benson & Hedges, said they welcomed laws protecting against second-hand smoke but opposed “excessive” restrictions. “We strongly wish initiatives would respect people’s ‘freedom of choice,’ embracing difference and diversity of opinions and choices of various people,” JT spokeswoman Reimi Kawato told AFP. Ironically, smoking in the street is already banned in many places in Japan, under local regulations that impose hefty fines on violators. Cigarettes cost only around 440 yen ($4) a pack in Japan and carry modest health warning labels. The World Health Organization has given Japan its lowest rating for efforts to prevent passive smoking, and it even scores poorly in the region compared with countries like China and South Korea. Despite that, however, tobacco use in Japan has been falling, in line with a broader global trend. (AFP) SCYSCY
Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Fold foldable smartphone is assumed to come with a large battery because it is going to be a large device with two AMOLED display, one of which is said to be around 7 inches in size. While it was previously rumoured that the device would offer two batteries with a total of around 6,200mAh, a new report claims a much smaller battery. In fact, the rumoured Galaxy A70 smartphone may just get a bigger battery in comparison.According to a report by GalaxyClub, the Galaxy Fold will come with two 2,190mAh batteries which makes a total of 4,380mAh. The batteries were spotted with model numbers EB-BF900ABU and EB-BF901ABU and are considered to be related to the Galaxy Fold. The report further reveals some information about the Galaxy A70, claiming the phone will come with a 4,400mAh battery capacity. If true, this means the Galaxy A70 offers a bigger battery than the Galaxy Fold, and is 400mAh bigger than the Galaxy Note 9 as well.Samsung looks far more confident this year in increasing the size of its batteries in smartphones than ever before. Last year, the company released the Galaxy Note 9 with a 4,000mAh battery after playing it safe the year before following a major Galaxy Note 7 battery issue in 2016. This year, Samsung will be releasing its first smartphone with a massive 5,000mAh battery with the Galaxy M20, which is due to launch in India on January 28.The Galaxy Fold will most likely go official alongside the Galaxy S10 series on February 20 at the company’s Unpacked event. As for the Galaxy A70, not much is known at this time about its release date. What we do know from rumours is that the Galaxy A70 will be powered by a Exynos 9610 chipset based on a 10nm process and will sport an AMOLED display. Other Galaxy A series phones rumoured so far like the Galaxy A50 and A40 are tipped to come with LCD panels.advertisementALSO READ | Samsung Galaxy Fold foldable phone gets certified in China, may go official on February 20ALSO READ | Exclusive: Samsung to launch Galaxy M10 at Rs 8,990, M20 at Rs 12,990ALSO READ | Samsung Galaxy A40 spotted with Exynos 7885, Android Pie after Galaxy A50
Super League KL, Terengganu secure Super League promotion with one round to spare Zulhilmi Zainal Last updated 2 years ago 00:00 27/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Twitter @OfficialPBSNT Super League Premier League Negeri Sembilan v UiTM Kuala Lumpur v Sabah PDRM v Terengganu Terengganu Negeri Sembilan Kuala Lumpur In the end, the top two Malaysia Premier League sides; Kuala Lumpur and Terengganu left no room for last-minute drama on matchday 21. BY ZULHILMI ZAINAL Follow on Twitter In the end, the top two Malaysia Premier League sides; Kuala Lumpur and Terengganu left no room for last-minute drama.Needing a win in their respective round 21 matches to secure their places in the 2018 Super League with one league round to spare, the two sides did just that on Tuesday.Kuala Lumpur, playing at home to a resurgent Sabah, recorded a 2-0 win thanks to Brazilian target man Guilherme de Paula’s brace; scored in the 14th and 55th minute. Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. Terengganu; also playing at home, put PDRM to the sword with a by-the-book 3-0 win. Their goals were scored by Faiz Nasir (19′), Tchetche Kipre (35′) and Issey Nakajima-Farran (57′).📷 More celebrations in Kuala Terengganu as The Turtles return to the MSL pic.twitter.com/nqJlUfDp2T— Terengganu FA (@OfficialPBSNT) September 26, 2017The wins also snuffed out the promotion hopes of third-placed Negeri Sembilan and fourth PKNP FC. Although Negeri recorded a 1-0 home win over UiTM FC on the same day thanks to Lee Tuck’s 32nd minute goal, their 41 points are too far adrift of the two teams’ 44.Although PKNP’s round 21 match; away to Kuantan will only be played on Wednesday, they are currently on 40 points, which means that they cannot unseat neither Kuala Lumpur nor Terengganu even if they win both of their last two league encounters.What remains to be contested in the final round of the league is the Premier League title. Kuala Lumpur will play away to JDT II, while Terengganu too will play on the road; against PKNP. However, fans will have to wait exactly a month in order to find out who the champions will be; as the M-League will give way to the international break as well as the Malaysia Cup. Matchday 22 of the Premier League will only be played on October 27. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.
Lewis Hamilton Reuse this content Share on Twitter Share via Email Lewis Hamilton wins Italian Grand Prix to take lead in F1 title race Ferrari Lewis Hamilton said he had enjoyed playing the villain at the Italian Grand Prix after he took the lead of the Formula One world championship for the first time this season. The Mercedes driver was booed by a fiercely partisan crowd, desperate to see a Ferrari win at the Scuderia’s 70th anniversary race, as he revelled in a dominant victory.Hamilton’s evident pleasure was understandable. His win, a run from pole to flag during which he barely put a wheel out of place, leaves him in front of his title rival, Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel, with seven races remaining. Vettel finished third, behind Hamilton’s team-mate Valtteri Bottas.Vettel had led by seven points going into the race but now trails Hamilton by three after 13 grands prix. Hamilton has won six races to Vettel’s four and the Mercedes had a clear advantage over Ferrari at the high-speed challenge of the Autodromo Nazionale. Read more Formula One 2017 Support The Guardian Since you’re here… Mercedes GP Share on Pinterest Formula One Share on Messenger Topics Share on Facebook Motor sport Share on LinkedIn Sebastian Vettel news Share on WhatsApp … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. The crowd had come to see their beloved Scuderia win, however, and when denied they thronged beneath the podium and booed Hamilton, albeit in a good-natured fashion which was appreciated by the three-times world champion, who has made clear his affection for this glorious circuit.“It is to be expected here in Italy – the last 10 years it has been common to have that if a Ferrari driver is not on top,” Hamilton said. “Inevitably you are going to be the villain here if you are the one who is stopping the Ferraris. If Valtteri and I were not driving here today Ferrari would have won. We are the villains but some days I am really happy to be the villain and I don’t mind. I just try to remain respectful and I admire their passion.”The season has ebbed and flowed between the two drivers and this is the first time one of them has taken back-to-back wins, after Hamilton’s victory at the previous round in Spa. The Briton, though, was taking nothing for granted. “I know it’s not easy for the Italian fans to accept but I think ultimately we did the better job this weekend, collectively, as a team,” he said. “But it’s still close and there’s still a long, long way to go.“We’re going to Singapore next, which the Ferrari should be quite quick at, with the extra downforce they generally are able to add on, so the fight will continue. But it is amazing to have the back-to-back wins. It’s been a long, long time that Sebastian has been leading the championship, so with all the ups and down to now be just slightly ahead is a great feeling.”The Mercedes executive director, Toto Wolff, believed Hamilton had shown great character to recover from a disappointment at the Hungarian Grand Prix before the summer break when he had finished fourth and was behind Vettel by 14 points.“Budapest was a difficult moment for us,” Wolff said. “It gave us a lot to think about. It made him come back stronger and more determined and so far Spa and Monza demonstrate that.”Hamilton has shown fine form on high-speed circuits since he drove to a dominant victory at the British Grand Prix in July. “Silverstone was an empowering weekend, and from then it has sparked a forest fire within me and hopefully that has reflected in my driving,” Hamilton said.Ferrari’s chairman, Sergio Marchionne, was not happy with his team’s performance. “I think we just screwed up,” he told RTL television. “The set-up for the car was wrong. I think we underestimated the circuit.”
The signs were ominous. The conspicuous presence of Guochuan Lai, West Bromwich Albion’s usually absent Chinese owner, for his team’s Premier League defeat at the hands of visiting Chelsea spoke volumes and the emphatic nature of the scoreline was enough to seal the fate of Tony Pulis. The Welshman, who took over in January 2015, had the air of a dead man walking in the wake of Saturday’s 4-0 gubbing. He was duly sacked on Monday and leaves the club a point and a place above the relegation zone.Fans who have long been bored witlessby an unattractive brand of football that was no longer yielding the kind of results that led to finishes in 13th, 14th and 10th over the past three seasons have finally got what they wanted. The question now is whether they will regret the decision to sack the first man they would almost certainly approach with a view to extracting them from the current pickle if it was not he who had got them into it in the first place. West Brom consider Alan Pardew and Nigel Pearson after sacking Tony Pulis Share on LinkedIn Share on Pinterest Premier League: 10 talking points from the weekend’s action features Furthermore, in 107 Premier League matches under Pulis, West Bromwich have scored three or more goals on only eight occasions and have beaten teams in the current top six in five of 33 attempts. What Pulis has done at The Hawthorns in three years appears to be little more than the bare minimum expected: survival through turgid football, not many goals and even fewer surprises. It is small wonder the fans turned on a manager who, despite his net spend of £40m during the summer, appears to have succeeded only in making a very mediocre squad considerably worse.Despite the doom-merchants who insist West Bromwich fans should be careful what they wish for, all available evidence suggests that the time was right for the club and their manager to consciously uncouple. With players of the calibre of Jay Rodriguez, Grzegorz Krychowiak, Salomón Rondón and Nacer Chadli, among others, Albion have the makings of a team considerably better than the sum of the parts cobbled together in recent months.Pulis, meanwhile, leaves with a golden handshake and no shortage of credit in the bank. In these days of increasingly twitchy, trigger-happy owners desperate to remain in the Premier League, a man of his specialist talents is unlikely to be out of work for long. West Bromwich Albion Pulis has famously never been relegated during a management career spanning nine clubs across 25 years. Arguably his greatest feat as a manager involved the unlikely rescue of Crystal Palace, who had four points in the Premier League when he took over four years ago this week but finished 11th, 12 points off the drop.It was an escape act that earned Pulis the Premier League manager of the year accolade, even if his relationship with the chairman, Steve Parish, subsequently ended in the most bitter of acrimony at eye-wateringly huge personal expense and embarrassment to Pulis in the high court.Pulis has been long renowned as a firefighter whose pragmatic, functional style of football was tolerated by fans as long as it yielded results, guaranteed top-flight survival and ensured the Premier League revenue kept rolling in. However, his touch appears to have deserted him in the past year.With the air of a man who seemed well aware his latest jig would be up sooner rather than later, he was in relaxed but defensive mood before the Chelsea game. “If I left tomorrow, I’d put my record on the table and put it in front of anybody and see what they think of what I’ve done here in three years,” he said.Examination shows that, when Pulis replaced Alan Irvine on 1 January 2015, West Bromwich were exactly where they are now: fourth from bottom of the table, one point above the relegation zone.Irvine won four of his 19 league games in charge before he was sacked seven months after being appointed. He had secured 20 points and Pulis added 24 to secure a finish with 44 points and five places clear of trouble. The following season they finished 14th with 43 points but dramatically fell away once the safety associated with the 40-point mark had been secured. Last season they finished 10th with 45 points but failed to kick on after guaranteeing their top-flight status, drawing two and losing seven of their last nine matches.More worryingly Albion, having won only four of their past 22 Premier League games, have not emerged victorious from a top-flight match since 19 August, have drawn only four of their past 10 and are on course for 31 or 32 points by mid-May. The end-of-season sluggishness with which many Pulis teams are associated, coupled with the fact that they have been beaten by sides such as Brighton, Southampton and Huddersfield already, suggest a sleepwalk towards relegation is – or certainly was – on the cards. Share via Email Read more Topics Share on Facebook Read more Share on Messenger Tony Pulis Share on Twitter Share on WhatsApp Reuse this content
Liverpool right-back Nathaniel Clyne is set to miss around six months after suffering an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury in pre-season. The 28-year-old suffered the injury in the closing moments of Friday’s 3-2 defeat to Borussia Dortmund at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Indiana.Clyne flew to Boston for Liverpool’s next match against Sevilla but after initial swelling went down, tests confirmed the injury and he flew back to Liverpool from Boston. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Liverpool team doctors are optimistic about the injury, however, as there is no additional damage, and as such Clyne is expected to be in line to return after six months rather than the nine which some who suffer the same injury can be sidelined for.”What can I say other than how gutted we all are for Clyney. He was training and playing so well – he was in outstanding shape,” said Klopp on Liverpool’s official website.“Clearly an injury of this nature isn’t a happy moment for any player, but the silver lining for him is that, according to the medical guys, it’s a straightforward ACL injury. This means fixing it and coming back from it should follow a path that is free from pitfalls and complications.“At the moment there isn’t much more to say beyond we’ll all support Clyney in whatever way we can and we look forward to seeing him back on the pitch as soon as responsibly possible. “He is such a sound professional and is naturally very fit and strong, so all these things are in his favour.”The injury’s impact on Clyne’s long-term Liverpool future is unclear. Clyne is entering the final year of his contract at Anfield and he has lost his position as the club’s starting right-back to Trent Alexander-Arnold.Clyne made just four Premier League appearances in the first half of the 2018-19 season before moving to Bournemouth on loan for the second half of the season.With the Cherries, Clyne made 13 league appearances as he helped the club to safety in a 14th-place finish. There was reported interest from other Premier League clubs in another loan for Clyne this season, with the defender’s former side Crystal Palace understood to be among the suitors.But any move for the right-back may now be put on hold as he looks to recover in time to feature this season.Clyne joined Liverpool from Southampton in 2015. He was the club’s primary starter for two seasons before a back injury in the 2017-18 campaign opened the door for Alexander-Arnold’s emergence.Liverpool will play the final game of their U.S. tour against Sporting C.P. at Yankee Stadium in New York on Wednesday. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the web
Marcus Rashford claims to “give my life” for Manchester United and has vowed to take the club “back to where it belongs”.An academy graduate, who is now 21 years of age and entering his fourth season as a senior star at Old Trafford, may have a different role to play in 2019-20.With Romelu Lukaku having departed for Inter, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is looking for someone else to lead the line. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Rashford has never made any secret of his desire to operate as a central striker, or his desire to deliver success for United.Having committed to a new long-term contract this summer, the England international believes he is ready to help the Red Devils shake off their struggles of recent years and compete for major honours.Rashford told United Review: “I think it’s a very exciting moment.“For me it was just about getting the new contract out of the way and solidifying that I’m here for the club. It’s about getting the club back to where it belongs, what everybody knows Manchester United are.“I give my life for the club and that’s the most important thing. For me, when you’re in a squad with a lot of young players who share the same ambition and have the same drive, I can only see us succeeding.“It might take us some time, but if we all stick to the game plan, work collectively as a team, and we’ve got a good manager who knows the club and who shares the same ambition, who knows what we can achieve?”United’s transfer business under Solskjaer has seen them place greater emphasis on youth, with the likes of Daniel James and Aaron Wan-Bissaka snapped up alongside £80 million ($96m) centre-half Harry Maguire.“There’s a group of young players together and we can start to become what we decide to become,” added Rashford.“That’s an important thing to me: that we can start to help the younger ones coming through. It’s all part and parcel of growing up in a United shirt. It’s just the next step.”Rashford is still a youngster himself, despite having 170 club appearances and 32 international caps to his name, and is aware of the need to take his game and that of those around him to greater heights.He said: “For me it’s just about becoming the guy that’s responsible and reliable. I feel like that’s the next step for me.“Everything goes in order of the way it should be done. I remember these similar steps when I first went into the Under-18s and it takes you a season to grow into that standard of football. Before you know it, you’re one of the leaders there and you take responsibility on the pitch. Now I’m in that situation for the first team.”Rashford and United are set to kick off their 2019-20 Premier League campaign at home to Chelsea on Sunday. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.
MaxPrepsThree stars from Lakeland High School in Florida have all made their college decisions. Among them is four-star recruit Keon Zipperer.The 6-foot-2, 240-pound pass catcher is ranked No. 136 overall in the country by 247Sports. He’s the fourth-ranked tight end in the country, and the No. 18 player in the Sunshine State.Entering the day, the Florida Gators and Miami Hurricanes were the two programs most heavily involved with Zipperer. Alabama and LSU were also listed as finalists by ESPN, and had hats on the table.Moments ago, Keon Zipperer made his pledge to the Florida Gators.He and teammates Deyavie Hammond and Lloyd Summerall, both fellow four-star recruits, committed live on ESPN2 during its signing day coverage.His two teammates will be joining him as well.Hammond was the first to announce to Florida, followed by Summerall, and finally Zipperer, capping off a huge day in Lakeland for the Gators.Dan Mullen goes 3-for-3 at Lakeland.— Kevin McGuire (@KevinOnCFB) December 19, 2018With the trio of commitments, Florida should shoot up the rankings. The Gators were at No. 22 in the composite ranks before the Lakeland announcements. Adding three blue-chip players should vault them forward.
Mild weather is prompting Nova Scotia’s Department of Transportation and Public Works to consider weight restrictions to protect provincial roads. “The unusually warm and wet weather has made for easier travelling, but it has left our roads susceptible to damage from heavy vehicles,” Transportation and Public Works Minister Ron Russell said today, Jan. 17. “The department is monitoring the roads daily to determine if and when weight restrictions are needed.” The department has already issued weight restrictions on some roads, and Mr. Russell said if the current trend of mild weather continues, spring weight restrictions could take effect within a week. Spring weight restrictions may be imposed at any time, and the trucking industry will be given as much advance notice as possible. The restrictions can be removed if road and weather conditions permit. Each year, the Department of Transportation and Public Works places restrictions on heavy trucks during spring thaw to help protect roads that are weakened by mild and wet weather. The exact date for spring weight restrictions depends on weather conditions. Should weight restrictions be imposed, a complete list of roads that are exempt will be published in major newspapers across the province.
Volunteers from across Nova Scotia were honoured at the province’s 43rd annual Provincial Volunteer Award Ceremony today, April 18. Lt.-Gov. J.J. Grant, Premier Stephen McNeil and Communities, Culture and Heritage Minister Tony Ince attended the Halifax ceremony to celebrate the selfless contributions made by the nominated volunteers. Ryan Rutledge, of Dartmouth, was honoured with the 2017 Youth Volunteer award. He has dedicated his time to numerous organizations, including the Kinsmen Club and the Cole Harbour and Area Business Association, and served as committee chair of Global Tours, where he has helped students transition to high school for the last seven years. “We are all raised by a community. Everyone in that community plays a role,” said Mr. Rutledge. “I volunteer in my community because I was raised to give back to those who need the help. I was also raised with the Boys and Girls Club morals that state we all belong, we all support each other, we all respect each other.” The ceremony, part of National Volunteer Week, was highlighted by the presentation of 65 awards to volunteers nominated by their municipalities. “This event gives us the opportunity to honour those who go above and beyond, dedicating their time to help make their communities strong and vibrant,” said Mr. Ince. “We are fortunate in Nova Scotia to have such a strong tradition of volunteering and helping one another. These efforts are deeply appreciated and felt by all Nova Scotians.” The 2017 Family Volunteer award went to the six-member Mulock family of LaHave. The Mulocks have served in senior leadership roles in the LaHave and District Fire Department for years, and have had a huge impact on the delivery of fire services to the LaHave and District area. For details about all award winners around the province, visit: novascotia.ca/NonProfitSector.
Sydney: Australia plans to block websites to stop the spread of extreme content during “crisis events”, the country’s prime minister has said. Speaking from the G7 in Biarritz Sunday, Scott Morrison said the measures were needed in response to the deadly attack on two New Zealand mosques in March. The live-streamed murder of 51 worshippers “demonstrated how digital platforms and websites can be exploited to host extreme violent and terrorist content,” he said in a statement. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from US”That type of abhorrent material has no place in Australia, and we are doing everything we can to deny terrorists the opportunity to glorify their crimes, including taking action locally and globally.” Under the measures, Australia’s eSafety Commissioner would work with companies to restrict access to domains propagating terrorist material. A new 24/7 Crisis Coordination Centre will be tasked with monitoring terror-related incidents and extremely violent events for censorship.
MONTREAL – Eight months after their 27-year-old son Noam was fatally shot by Montreal police following a car chase, Jacob and Rachel Cohen still have more questions than answers about why he died.Since Quebec’s police watchdog has taken over the investigation, the family still doesn’t know how many policemen were at the scene, whether there were civil witnesses or video surveillance, what conversations took place over police radio, or whether proper investigative protocols were followed, they said through a family spokesperson.“You don’t know what’s happening, you’re scared to live a second injustice,” said Michele Cohen.“One, (that you) lose your son, and two, that light won’t be made on the events that took place.”The family is one of several who are criticizing Quebec’s bureau des enquetes independentes, known as the BEI, for a lack of transparency after a lawyer raised the issue earlier this week.The family members reached by The Canadian Press say they’ve had trouble getting updates on the deaths of their loved ones, and some say they have little faith in the independence of the process to investigate police-involved shootings and deaths.Earlier this week, lawyers representing the family of a Montreal man who died during a police intervention last June announced they are suing the city over his death and released a video that allegedly shows the incident.Lawyer Alain Arsenault said that Pierre Coriolan’s family decided to release the video in part because they haven’t been able to get answers about how he died.“The BEI is currently ensuring that the family cannot have Pierre Coriolan’s autopsy report, so we cannot tell you today whether it was two bullets, three bullets, two shots of Taser, three shots,” he said.In a news release following the June incident, the investigations unit said Coriolan was distressed and holding a screwdriver in each hand when police responded to a disturbance complaint at a housing complex in Montreal’s gay village.Police first used a Taser and rubber bullets on Coriolan, the watchdog reported, but eventually drew their service weapons when those methods failed to subdue him.The watchdog group was created in 2016 in response to criticism over the previous policy of calling in a second police force to investigate officer-involved shootings.But Arseneault said Wednesday that the bureau has a “credibility problem” stemming from the fact that most of its members have a police background, either as ex-officers or civilian police employees.In Noam Cohen’s case, the family wonders why the initial news release following the death appeared to be drawn entirely from the account of police officers involved at the scene.Michele Cohen said the release, which states that the 27-year-old had tried to hit a road worker with his car and then accelerated towards police officers, contains unverified information that could prejudice other witnesses.In a statement, a spokesperson for the bureau said that it understands the impatience felt by families and tries to keep them informed whenever possible.But Martin Bonin-Charron said parts of the investigation need to be kept confidential for legal reasons.“This is particularly true of the content of the various expert reports, including autopsy reports, which are not public documents and have never been, even before the BEI’s entry into operation,” he wrote.But when investigations take months or years, the wait for a final report can be frustrating, according to Dave Dupont Rivard, whose brother Francis died after an altercation with Quebec provincial police in Oct. 2016.He said the family got “no information whatsoever” from investigators until the final report was filed the following June.He was also critical of the report’s findings, which he believes downplays the statements of witnesses who alleged the police had acted wrongly when they tried to subdue the agitated 29-year-old and did not do enough to save him.“I will always be convinced that there was an error on the part of the police but there’s nothing we can do, because we’re talking about a simple citizen up against police, who represent the law,” Dave Dupont Rivard said in a written exchange.Sylvia Simioni Boire, whose son Patrice died in a car crash last March after being pursued by Quebec provincial police, said the investigator who met with her initially was kind and informative.But now, almost a year later, she hasn’t been able to find out how the probe has progressed or even if it’s still open.She feels the lack of sensitivity shown towards families reflects an attitude that the victims are to blame for their own deaths.“I don’t know, they’re not too compassionate,” she said. “They say it’s our guys who ran after them, but we’ll never know the bottom of the story.”
The Canadian PressTHOMPSON, Man. – Four people from Oxford House First Nation have been charged with murder in last weekend’s death of a man in northern Manitoba.RCMP were called early last Saturday morning to a Thompson hotel where the 35-year-old alleged victim had been found seriously injured.The man was pronounced dead at the hospital, but police have not released his name.Mounties say the four people who are all in their 20s, were arrested between Monday and Thursday.Carla Wass, Warren Bradburn, Gregory Hart and Randal Hastings are facing a count of second-degree murder.All four remain in email@example.com@aptnnews
HUDSON’S HOPE, B.C. – Less than two months after he was released without cause from his position as the Peace River Regional District’s Chief Administrative Officer, Chris Cvik is now serving as the District of Hudson’s Hope’s CAO.Cvik was terminated by the Regional District Board without cause during a closed-door meeting in Dawson Creek on May 18th.He was hired by the PRRD in 2014 to replace former CAO Fred Banham, who was retiring that year. As reported by the Alaska Highway News, Hudson’s Hope released its CAO Tom Matus without cause at the end of June.Mayor Gwen Johansson said that hiring Cvik to replace Matus on an interim basis made sense.“It wasn’t terribly complicated. We had a vacancy, and he was available,” said Johansson.She explained that councillors voted in favour of hiring Cvik for a period of one year at a Council meeting on July 9th, though she added that the contract has a clause that allows him to leave with sufficient notice.Johansson said that if Cvik and District Council is happy at the end of the one-year contract, the District would consider keeping Cvik on permanently.
New Delhi: The Delhi High Court directed the Election Commission (EC) on Wednesday to file an affidavit indicating the powers it has to ensure implementation of its guidelines regarding disclosure of expenditure by political parties. A bench of Chief Justice Rajendra Menon and Justice A J Bhambhani gave a final opportunity to the poll panel to submit the document and said it if fails to do so then the court will proceed to pass orders. The high court also noted that the matter has been pending for the last five years and the direction to EC in February to file the affidavit has not been complied with till date. Also Read – 2019 most peaceful festive season for J&K: Jitendra SinghSenior advocate Arvind Nigam, appearing for the petitioner NGO, Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR), argued that political parties don’t file income tax but claim exemptions, requiring intervention. The matter is posted for next hearing on July 16. The high court had earlier asked the EC whether it is powerless to take action against political parties which do not comply with its instructions to disclose funding and expenditure details. It said EC has to ensure that its instructions are followed by political parties and had asked, “Do you have no power (to take action) under the existing law?” ADR is seeking implementation of the guidelines as well as the Law Commission’s recommendation that a provision be enacted to monitor and regulate the expenditure by political parties during elections.
REGINA — One of the biggest backers of the Keystone XL pipeline is acknowledging that the project is likely doomed to fail.The Saskatchewan government is expecting Keystone’s (TSX:TRP) demise after American Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton said she opposes it.Clinton said Tuesday that the project has been a distraction and she doesn’t believe it’s in the best interests of what needs to do be done to combat climate change.Hillary Clinton breaks silence on Keystone XL pipeline: ‘I oppose it. I oppose it’One of Keystone XL’s biggest backers in the U.S. Senate says Obama is about to reject the pipelineNo pleasing Obama on Keystone XL: Why Canada’s climate change moves are futileSaskatchewan Economy Minister Bill Boyd says he’s not surprised by Clinton’s stance, but also that opposing Keystone won’t stop Canadian oil exports to the U.S.Boyd also says Clinton appears more interested in appeasing certain environmental groups and the celebrity critics of fossil fuels than putting forth what he calls sound energy policy.The Saskatchewan government and Premier Brad Wall have been vocal supporters of the Keystone XL pipeline, which would carry oilsands crude from Alberta to refineries on the U.S. Gulf Coast.“While the rejection of Keystone seems likely, the government of Saskatchewan will continue to advocate for an expansion of pipeline capacity to move Western Canadian oil to tidewater,” Boyd said in a statement Wednesday.The Canadian Press