9 months agoDe Gea makes clear he wants Man Utd stay – but on his terms

first_imgDe Gea makes clear he wants Man Utd stay – but on his termsby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveDavid de Gea has made it clear he wants to stay with Manchester United – so long as they meet his contract demands.The Daily Mail says the goalkeeper is keen to thrash out fresh terms at Old Trafford and end any lingering uncertainty after another man-of-the-match display in the 1-0 win at Tottenham.De Gea will command a significant improvement on his current £200,000-a-week contract and would expect his wages to top £300,000 including bonuses.Discussions between the 28-year-old’s representatives and United have been ongoing for some time but without resolution.United activated a 12-month extension in November, locking the Spaniard in until 2020 and preventing him talking to interested clubs this month ahead of a potential free transfer. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Video: ESPN Releases Epic Game Trailer For Ohio State-Virginia Tech Contest

first_imgOhio State Virginia Tech promotion.Ohio State-VT TrailerWe have to wait a couple extra days for the most anticipated game of Week 1 to kick off. Ohio State, the unanimous No. 1 team in college football, is set to face Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va., on Monday night. The Buckeyes and the Hokies played in 2014, with OSU losing its only game of its national championship season. Urban Meyer’s squad will be out for revenge in Lane Stadium. ESPN has released an epic trailer for the contest. WATCH: ESPN Ohio State vs Virginia Tech Game Promo! #GoBucks #BeatVT pic.twitter.com/qGzquXM6O0— The Buckeye Nut (@TheBuckeyeNut) September 1, 2015We can’t wait for this one. The game is set to kick off at 8 p.m. E.T. on ESPN.last_img

250000 in cheques paid to exAMC finance director did not have proper

first_img(Former Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs financial director Gary Julius.)By Jorge Barrera APTN National NewsThe former director of finance for the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs allegedly paid himself about $250,000 in cheques that were not properly authorized, according to a complaint submitted to Manitoba’s chartered accountants institute.The complaint alleges that 23 of 30 cheques paid out to Gary Julius, the former director of finance for the AMC, did not have “the proper authorizations required” and that 16 of the 30 cheques did “not have any cheque requisitions,” according to the complaint filed by the AMC on April 22 with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Manitoba.“They were just paid out to him on the invoices he provided,” said the complaint, obtained by APTN National News.Julius, who held the position as director of finance from Dec. 15, 2008, to Sept. 7, 2011, was paid a total of $326,681. The complaint alleges that of that total, $250,287 “did not have the proper authorizations.”The allegations around the payments are listed under the subhead “personal payments Mr. Julius made to himself that did not follow the AMC financial policy.”The complaint lists three specific examples to back the allegations. The complaint alleges that “no one signed off” on a Jan 7, 2010 cheque to Julius for $13,510 and on a June 7, 2011 cheque for $13,440. It also alleges that Julius “signed off on one requisition and one invoice by himself” for an Aug. 6, 2009 cheque for $15,430.Julius told APTN National News that the allegations were “unfounded.” He said he has provided a response to the allegations, but he would not supply APTN National News with a copy. Julius said he expected the chartered accountants institution to make a ruling on the complaint soon.None of the allegations have been proven in court.The AMC did not have any comment.Julius was once the Winnipeg Kinsmen’s president, vice-president and treasurer. He also served on the finance committee of the Manitoba Special Olympics’ board of directors and helped start the Winnipeg chapter of Operation Go Home, which is a charitable organization that helps street youth get home.Julius was director of finance while former AMC grand chief Ron Evans was in power.Evans could not be reached for comment.APTN National News reported last week that, while Evans was in power, the AMC also borrowed over a million dollars from an education charity to pay its bills. An internal financial report found that the education charity had likely run afoul of Canada Revenue Agency rules as a result of the financial transactions with the AMC.One of Julius’ jobs as director of finance was to “provide accounting and financial support for First Nations Education Trust Inc. account.” The complaint against Julius also alleges that he authorized the July 25, 2011 transfer of $295,000 from the education fund to the AMC to keep the organization’s bank account from getting into an overdraft position.The fund was nearly drained of money by the times Evans left his post as grand chief. He took with him $87,853 in severance pay that the AMC says was unauthorized.The issue of Evans’ severance pay, along with the use of funds from the education charities form part of a complaint launched by the AMC against Julius.A second arms-length charity connected to the AMC had its registration revoked by the federal tax agency last month. The Tay Bway Win First Nations Justice Fund lost its charity registration because it had failed to file its return.The AMC was warned by an internal financial report from BDO Canada in September 2011 that the Tay Bway Win fund was in danger of facing revocation as a result of $26,000 the charity spent on things outside of its mandate like football tickets, dinners, galas and sponsorships.Julius was on the charity’s board of directors and its treasurer. Evans was also on the board.The complaint alleges the justice charity, which was created to help people get access to legal services who couldn’t afford it, also failed to file any financial statements to the Manitoba government.“The directors of Tay Bway Win Fund are also at risk as they can be held to the same standards in court as trustees of the trust,” said the [email protected]@JorgeBarreralast_img read more

Extreme cold warning issued for the North Peace

first_imgSee the full warning below.Warnings2:32 PM PST Friday 01 February 2019Extreme Cold Warning in effect for:B.C. North Peace RiverA period of very cold wind chills is expected.With arctic air now settled over the Peace region, strong northerly winds will continue tonight to produce wind chill values below minus 40. Windy conditions are expected to last through Saturday night.Extreme cold puts everyone at risk.Risks are greater for young children, older adults, people with chronic illnesses, people working or exercising outdoors, and those without proper shelter. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – An extreme cold warning has been issued for the North Peace.Environment Canada says a period of very cold wind chills is expected through Saturday night.  The wind chill will produce temperatures below minus 40.The forecast calls for temperatures to drop to minus 38 overnight Friday and to minus 43 overnight Saturday before the current storm moves out of the B.C. Peace. Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to [email protected] or tweet reports using #BCStorm.last_img read more

Tressel talks No 1 ranking Pryor showdown in Madison

Because of Ohio State’s convincing defeat of Indiana on Saturday, coupled with Alabama’s loss at South Carolina, the Buckeyes head to Wisconsin this weekend with the No. 1 ranking in the nation. Despite the hype the top ranking creates, OSU coach Jim Tressel said Tuesday that Wisconsin is going to come prepared. “They were going to be ready if we were 15th,” Tressel said. “I don’t know that that will change their readiness. What’s most critical is our readiness and our preparation and how we handle the adversity.” Although Tressel said the ranking won’t change things in Wisconsin, senior defensive end Cameron Heyward said the ranking could present a more difficult challenge. “We always just want to be No. 2, then we just go under the radar,” Heyward said. “No one expects No. 2 to do everything, but when you’re at No. 1, everyone is looking for you to fall … We look forward to just proving them wrong.” Injury report After adding another dimension to the Buckeye offense with his strong play to open the season, tight end Jake Stoneburner has missed the last two games after spraining an ankle against Eastern Michigan. However, Tressel said there is a chance the junior could return to the lineup Saturday. “He was back doing individual drills on Sunday night,” Tressel said. “I’m told that he is probable, but that was said cautiously.” Offensive lineman J.B. Shugarts missed part of the Indiana game with lingering foot problems. Tressel said it is something Shugarts will deal with all year but said he expects Shugarts to be ready to go this weekend. Pryor continues to impress Even with his legs being a non-factor against Indiana, Terrelle Pryor continued to prove he is developing into a precision passer. Setting a personal best through the air with 334 yards and 24 completions, Pryor earned both Big Ten Co-Offensive Player of the Week and team Player of the Week honors. And after another week to rest his quadriceps strain, Pryor is ready to run, Tressel said. “We feel going into every game that we need the two-way threat because sometimes the best decision that a quarterback makes is to tuck it and take off,” Tressel said. “It just so happens when he tucks it and takes off, it could be 60 (yards). So that’s huge to us, having that ability.” Battle in the trenches Wisconsin typically possesses one of the premiere offensive lines in the country. Tressel said that this week, winning the battle in the trenches is of utmost importance. “Every game is won there,” Tressel said. “The trenches are where it will be. Run game certainly, pass protection, for sure, both sides. That’s where the game is won and lost.” Heyward echoed his coach’s sentiments and said going up against Wisconsin’s offensive line will be no easy task. “I think Miami (Fla.) was a great offensive line as well, and there’s a couple teams that have a couple good players on the offensive line, but I think this is the most complete,” Heyward said. “They run so hard and finish blocks very well. They’re some trees and they get so much push, it’s going to be critical for us to keep up the line of scrimmage on our side.” Physical game With both Dan Herron and Dane Sanzenbacher suffering concussions during their last trip to Camp Randall, the Buckeyes are well-aware of the level of physicality to expect. “It’s a physical game,” Tressel said of OSU–Wisconsin meetings. “That’s the way Wisconsin plays and that’s why they’re good … They’ve got good intention to smack you.” Going for BCS No. 1 The Buckeyes might be ranked No. 1 in the polls, but projected BCS rankings have OSU at No. 5. Heyward said the team isn’t concerned. “I think every week is a chance,” he said. “We have so many opponents left on our schedule. No matter what the ranking is, it’s not even an upset or anything, it’s just Big Ten football. We know every opponent is going to give us their best shot, and every week we have to prove to everybody that we deserve that ranking.” read more

Cortez Simmons in court tomorrow for 2013 murder

first_img Worst fears as a tourist is murdered in Providenciales; ten homicides for 2019 Related Items:cortez simmons, court, Keziah Burke, margaret ramsey-hale, murder, rodney adams Freeport Man Killed in ‘The Ghetto’, Homicide Count Now At 100 Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 16 Feb 2015 – Court tomorrow for murder accused Cortez Simmons according to the court docket. The now 31 year old Simmons has been imprisoned since May 2013 for allegedly being a part of the shooting death of Keziah Burke in April that same year. Simmons had been beaten up initially when remanded; now he stands trial for the incident which has spawned other landmark cases and rulings in the country; including the trial of now exonerated Deputy Commissioner of Police Rodney Adams. Cortez Simmons is expected to appear before Chief Justice Margaret Ramsey-Hale in Provo at 9am, Tuesday. Recommended for you Bahamas Police takes 10 to court for murders and other crimes, including a couple for cruelty to a child Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Indian tourists at greater cyber fraud risk abroad

first_imgMore than one out of three Indians  36 per cent – share personal data or sensitive information using public Wi-Fi while travelling which can lead to data stealing, a study by Intel Security revealed on Tuesday. The ‘Digital Detox: Unplugging on Vacation’ study was conducted across 14 countries (including India) with 14,000 people to understand consumer behaviour when travelling. India leads the pack when it comes to sharing information online. “Through this survey, we wanted to raise awareness about the need to adopt safe digital habits and share security measures to prevent personal information from being compromised while travelling,” said Venkat Krishnapur, Head, R&D Operations, Intel Security’s India Development Centre, in a statement. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfNearly 37 per cent of Indians could not last a day on vacation without checking social media. This was second only to Japan (45 per cent) when compared globally. Majority of Indians (54 per cent) were not willing to leave their smart phone at home while on vacation. “Travelers can be targets for cybercriminals who count on human and device vulnerabilities to provide them with a point of access to consumers’ data and devices. They can gain access to sensitive information via unsecured smartphones, laptops and even wearables, while also collecting data from social channels,” the findings showed. Connecting to unprotected Wi-Fi and Bluetooth devices can expose personal information to a cybercriminal. One should be especially careful when exchanging payment information. “With this in mind, make sure to update your Bluetooth and Wi-Fi history by removing previously ‘remembered’ wireless networks, like ‘cafewifi,’” the study noted.Whether it’s your location or selfie, criminals are more able to monitor your whereabouts via social activity and take advantage of you when you have the weakest protection. The pervasive use of technology in our day-to-day lives and popularity of bring-your-own-device (BYOD) ties our personal and work lives more closely than ever before – especially on vacation. “This can puts travellers at risk as they share their personal/confidential information online,” the study noted.last_img read more

Bullying boss reduces employees productivity

first_imgIf you are a bullying boss, your employees are more likely to be less committed to their work, take longer breaks or come in late without notice, finds a study. The study led by researchers from the Portland State University in Oregon, US, showed that a bullying boss can decrease “organisational citizenship behaviour”, or the voluntary extras one does that are not part of the job responsibilities. On the other hand, the study also reveled that he/she increases “counterproductive work behaviour”, such as sabotage at work, coming into work late, taking longer-than-allowed breaks, doing tasks incorrectly or withholding effort, all of which can affect the team and co-workers. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf”The findings highlight the consequences of abusive supervision, which is becoming increasingly common in workplaces,” said Liu-Qin Yang, Associate Professor at the University. The study, published in the Journal of Management, attributes negative work behaviour to either perceptions of injustice or work stress. In response to perceptions of injustice, the employees are more likely to purposely withhold from the unpaid extras that help the organisation, like helping co-workers with problems or attending meetings that are not mandatory. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveHaving an abusive boss can also lead to work stress, which reduces an employee’s ability to control negative behaviour or contribute to the organisation in a positive way. “Stress is sometimes uncontrollable. You don’t sleep well, so you come in late or take a longer break, lash out at your co-workers or disobey instructions,” Yang further added. “But justice is more rational. Something isn’t fair, so you’re purposely not going to help other people or when the boss asks if anyone can come in on a Saturday to work, you don’t volunteer.” The researchers of the study have highly recommended that organisations should take measures to reduce or curb abusive supervision. Regular training programmes to help supervisors learn and adopt more effective interpersonal and management skills, implementing fair policies as well as conducting stress management training can help employees, they suggested.last_img read more