9 months agoPSG push Everton to drop Gueye price

first_imgPSG push Everton to drop Gueye priceby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveEverton are willing to sell to Idrissa Gueye this month.PSG are in contact with Everton about a deal for the midfielder, says L’Equipe.And Everton are prepared to sell Gueye – but for no less than €45m.The price is deemed too rich by PSG, which rate the player closer to €30-35m.Gueye is tied to Everton until 2022. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

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Examine police behaviour in missing murdered women inquiry advocates

first_imgOTTAWA — Aboriginal women tend to be “underprotected and overpoliced,” making it vital that the behaviour of police be examined in the upcoming inquiry on missing and murdered Indigenous women, advocates said Monday.Indigenous women are grossly overrepresented in the prison system and commonly suffer from poverty and abuse, said Kim Pate, executive director of the Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies.Those who end up behind bars often share similar, vulnerable backgrounds with those who are murdered or go missing, she added.“They are women who are often already marginalized by virtue of their race, class, and sometimes disability if they have disabling mental health issues or intellectual disabilities,” Pate said.“We know that the rates of violence … against Indigenous women are particularly high, and they are also more likely to not have had support in addressing that violence.”Kim Pate, Executive Director of the Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies.Pate said she hopes the inquiry will untangle the issues that make Indigenous women vulnerable to becoming victims, as well as the those that might make them more likely to end up in the criminal justice system.“If we end up with recommendations for better supports for women and not abandoning them to the streets or to prison, then we will end up seeing fewer people in all of those situations in my opinion.”Deep, systemic problems facing Aboriginal women in prison were recently flagged in the year-end report from Canada’s prison watchdog.Howard Sapers found Canada’s Aboriginal inmate population ballooned by more than 50 per cent between 2005 and 2015. He called the situation even more distressing for federally sentenced Aboriginal women.The number of Indigenous women behind bars has doubled over the last 10 years, he added, making it the fastest growing offender category under federal jurisdiction.Aboriginal female inmates are also more likely to be serving a sentence for a drug-related offence, more likely to be classified as maximum security and more likely to be considered high-risk, Sapers said.Dawn Lavell-Harvard, president of the Native Women’s Association of Canada, said many of the crimes linked to Aboriginal women are related to desperation and circumstance.“We have seen, because of racism, that our women get less response (from police) and then when they’ve had to stand up for themselves … end up with harsher responses when … they’ve had to stand up against their abuser, against their attacker,” she said.“The racism is that double-edged sword where it prevents us from getting attention from police when we are the victims but at the same time, it brings down the long arm of the law when our women eventually stand up for themselves.”Indigenous and Northern Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett was not available for an interview Monday, but in a statement, her office said the government is hearing from survivors, family members and loved ones about what “they perceive to be an uneven application of justice.”The government is looking to set the mandate for the inquiry by this summer.“Based on this type of input and much more that we received during the pre-inquiry engagement process, our government is designing an inquiry that will both examine the causes of violence against Indigenous women and girls and lead to recommendations for concrete actions to prevent future violence,” the statement said.The inquiry needs to be designed to uncover the truth, Lavell-Harvard said, adding there will likely be a lot of “ugliness that comes forward” during the process.“If police officers are doing their best, even if it is in difficult circumstances, and they have nothing to hide, there won’t be a problem,” she said.“That’s really what this is all about: exposing the problems, owning the problems, so we can have effective change.”–the Canadian Presslast_img read more

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Trumps soothing comments on NAFTA talks relieve supporters of trade pact

first_imgWASHINGTON – A string of calming comments from Donald Trump about NAFTA has trade proponents across the continent breathing some relief that the U.S. president’s trigger finger may not be about to blow up the deal after all.Trump made about a half-dozen such remarks to The Wall Street Journal, cooling red-hot speculation in Canada following news reports that said Trump might be planning to issue a notice of withdrawal from NAFTA sometime after this month’s round of bargaining.A transcript of the interview shows Trump saying of the negotiations: “We’re moving along nicely,” “There’s no rush,” “I’m leaving it a little flexible,” “We have a chance of making a reasonable deal,” “We’ve made a lot of headway.”Trump also said a new NAFTA would provide benefits that pay for his proposed border wall with Mexico. He added that he understands it’s tough for Mexico to deal with these negotiations during its current election.Yes, he repeated his threat to cancel the agreement if he can’t get a better deal. Observers still view a U.S. withdrawal notice as a potential bargaining ploy at some point. But his comments were viewed as overwhelmingly pointing against an imminent pullout.“I thought that was a sensible suggestion from the president,” said Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland, when asked about Trump’s apparent willingness to take more time to negotiate.”That was a good, constructive proposal from the president.”Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said it was business as usual: ”Our approach hasn’t changed. We stay polite, respectful, hard-working, but very firm,” he said, acknowledging that the Trump administration can be unpredictable and anything can happen.Mexico’s Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo made similar comments. He told the newspaper El Pais that he interpreted the president’s remarks as meaning a notice of termination does not appear imminent.Some Americans have been detecting lately that the pro-NAFTA lobby effort is working.”The president is getting enormous pressure from within the United States. From members of his own party, from the agriculture community, from the business community, from states where he won the presidency,” said Robert Holleyman, former deputy trade czar under Barack Obama.”He’s getting very big pressure to make sure NAFTA does not fall apart.”Farmers have already been hit with commodities plunges and have been pleading with the president — through members of Congress and senior members of his administration — not to compound the crisis by threatening exports.Farm states have warned him that triggering the NAFTA withdrawal clause to scare Canada and Mexico into concessions would backfire — they say it would also scare foreign buyers of American goods, leading them to seek new suppliers.Trump appeared at a farm conference this week and made less-aggressive-than-usual remarks about NAFTA.Canada-U.S. trade lawyer Dan Ujczo was at that conference — then got on a plane to Canada. When he landed, he was surprised to hear the urgent tone of news reporting suggesting a pullout was imminent.”I was stunned,” said Ujczo.”You come up here (to Canada) and the situation’s completely escalated. … (But) I’m more optimistic now… I think the president’s hearing from different voices… He’s weighing both the political and economic consequences of issuing the notice to withdraw…”I think over the last months he’s picked up that there is a potential cost.”There’s still a chance Trump will eventually trigger NAFTA’s Article 2205, which allows a country to leave after six months’ notice, Ujczo said. The president said he believes it would be his most powerful negotiating tool.He’ll need to decide whether to deploy it by spring, when the current schedule of rounds expires and the U.S. Congress debates extending a fast-track law setting rules for trade negotiations.It’s crucial to show progress by then, Ujczo said. As long as there’s forward momentum at the upcoming talks in Montreal, which get underway Jan. 23, he said it’s less likely Trump will touch the exit button.”I think the president is starting to realize that the notice to withdraw is less a negotiating tactic — and more a Pandora’s box,” Ujczo said.”You may not be able to put the NAFTA back into that box once it’s open, and anti-trade momentum takes over… (And) I don’t think this administration has any intention to (truly) withdraw from NAFTA.”last_img read more

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Goutam Deb asks TMC workers to oust communal forces

first_imgBalurghat: In a scathing attack against the BJP, Trinamool’s South Dinajpur unit observer Goutam Deb said on Sunday that the target of Trinamool Congress is to defeat the communal forces and capture all the 42 Lok Sabha seats in the upcoming Parliamentary elections.Deb slammed the BJP at a party conference here on Sunday afternoon. “The BJP will not win a single seat in our state. The target of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is to win all Lok Sabha seats in Bengal. It is our goal to unite people while to the contrary the BJP’s motto is to divide people. People will not support them. There is no place of communal disharmony here. People are staying here in peace but sometimes the peace is disturbed by the supporters of the saffron party,” he said. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaDeb asked local Trinamool leaders and workers to keep their eyes open so that they don’t fall prey to the tactics of the BJP. “The BJP is trying to create a political unrest in Bengal before the upcoming elections. Narendra Modi and Amit Shah have targeted Bengal as they know they will not retain power unless they win a substantial number of seats here. BJP’s days in the Centre are numbered,” he said. Deb said in the last 2014 LS polls, Trinamool candidate and popular theatre personality Arpita Ghosh captured Balurghat seat by defeating the RSP with more than one lakh votes. He said the BJP had secured the third place in the Lok Sabha election. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highway”Mamata Banerjee has again selected Ghosh for Balurghat as she had done a great job as an MP. Her task has not ended yet,” he said. Outgoing Trinamool MP Arpita Ghosh, district president Biplab Mitra, MLAs Bachchu Hansda and Toraf Hussein Mondal, party leaders Sankar Chakraborty, Satyen Roy along with thousands of party activists were present in the conference. Addressing a press conference, Biplab Mitra said: “We will try our best so that we can retain the Balurghat seat. It is true that BJP has targeted the seat but their intention will not be successful.” Arpita Ghosh urged the TMC workers to stress on campaigning to achieve the dream of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee of winning of all 42 LS seats.last_img read more

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Nawazuddin to star in Barrettos next

first_imgMumbai: Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui will star in filmmaker Glen Barretto’s road trip film, Dusty to meet Rusty. The film choices the journey of a girl who takes a road trip from Mumbai to Dharamshala in search of her childhood sweetheart but finds love on her way. Dusty to meet Rusty will mark his third collaboration with producer Rajesh Bhatia and Kiran Bhatia’s Woodpecker Movies after his upcoming films Motichoor Chaknachoor and Bole Chudiyan. Also Read – I have personal ambitions now: Priyanka”When Nawaz heard the narration, he loved the script instantly. Its an honour to work with talent like him who brings great value to the script with his nuances and outstanding performances,” Kiran said in a statement. The preparation for the film has begun and another hero as a parallel male lead and a female actor are on the verge of being finalised. The shooting is scheduled to start in August this year with a start to finish schedule.last_img read more

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Merkel injured skiing cancels meetings

first_imgGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel was injured in a fall while cross-country skiing in Switzerland over the winter holidays and has cancelled meetings in the next three weeks, her spokesman said Monday.Steffen Seibert told reporters that Merkel had suffered a fractured pelvis and must lie down as much as possible. She will work from home during this period.last_img

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Participation of Israeli artist in Marrakech Biennale stirs controversy

first_imgCasblanca- Held every two years in Morocco’s Red City, the Marrakech Biennale is a Moroccan festival that promotes inter-cultural and inter-artistic exchange. This year, the Southern Pearl  city will host the fifth edition of this festival.Marrakech will host the fifth edition of the Marrakech Biennale from February 23 to March 30. Many international artists from all corners of the world will take part in this event.This year’s edition of the festival will include three artistic categories: visual arts, literature, film and video. The Israeli artist Keren Cytter is among the artists who will participate in the Visual Arts category.But Cytter’s presence in this event “seems to bother those who speak out against the normalization of relations with the Jewish state, even artistically.”In a statement to the daily Akhbar Al Yaoum on February 6, the Secretary General of the Moroccan Observatory against normalization, Aziz Hannaoui, said that “Cytter is from Tel Aviv, which means that she is an Israeli, and hosting her in Morocco is normalization.’Several comments expressing opposition to Sitter’s presence in Marrakech Biennale appeared in Moroccan social media, and some suggested that they were considering organizing a sit-in against the inclusion of “Israeli art” in the festival. Maintaining balance between artistic disciplines and providing an international focus on Morocco’s burgeoning artistic scene are the two major principles of the Marrakech Biennale.According to Marrakech Biennale’s official website, this event aims “to promote inter-cultural and inter-disciplinary exchanges through an educational approach that addresses art professionals, students and the general public.”© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributedlast_img read more

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John Kerry Visits Largest Mosque in South East Asia

first_imgJakarta- US Secretary of State John Kerry visited Asia’s largest mosque in Jakarta on Sunday during his visit to Indonesia, paying tribute to Islam in the world’s most populous Muslim-majority nation.According to AFP, after the top US diplomat removed his shoes outside the Istiqlal mosque in the heart of Jakarta, he took a 20-minute tour through the vast building and was accompanied by grand imam Kyai al-Hajj Ali Mustafa Yaqub.The same source explained that the Obama administration is attempting to repair the frayed relations between the United States and Muslims around the globe since the 2003 Iraq invasion. “We are all connected to the same God and the same faith. Abraham connects us all in the love of our neighbor and the honor of the same God. May peace be upon you,” John Kerry wrote in the guest book of the mosque.Indonesia, the world’s third largest democracy, has often been considered the “bridge” between the West and the Muslim world.  Ninety percent of Indonesia’s 250 million people identify themselves as Muslims, and most of them practice a moderate form of Islam.US president Barack Obama, who spent part of his childhood in Jakarta, also visited the mosque in 2010 when he travelled to the country.The Istiqlal Mosque, commissioned in 1961, lies in the heart of Jakarta. It serves as a reminder of Indonesia’s struggle for national independence and hosts over 130,000 prayers during Ramadan.With agencieslast_img read more

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