Judge orders journalist to surrender notes to Cheney’s former chief of staff

first_img News NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say United StatesAmericas May 31, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Judge orders journalist to surrender notes to Cheney’s former chief of staff to go further News Organisation Reporters Without Borders welcomes the release yesterday of Judith Miller (photo), who spent 12 weeks in prison for refusing to reveal a source. Today, after being released by her source from her promise of confidentiality, she will have to name the source and betray the principle of confidentiality in exchange for her freedom. Reporters Without Borders regrets that a key principle of journalism is thus being flouted. RSF_en Help by sharing this information News Receive email alerts News Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says Reporters Without Borders today deplored a judge’s decision that Time magazine reporter Matthew Cooper’s notes of his conversations with Vice-President Dick Cheney’s chief of staff, Lewis “Scooter” Libby, should be handed over to the lawyers defending Libby on charges of perjury and obstructing justice.Federal judge Reggie B. Walton’s 26 May ruling “failed to respect the independence of the press,” the press freedom organisation said.Libby is suspected of telling Cooper and other journalists that Valerie Plame, the wife of a foreign service officer who criticised the Iraq invasion decision, was a CIA agent. He is currently accused of perjury and obstructing justice for allegedly lying to a federal grand jury about the source of the Plame leak. The case is expected to come to trial next January.Libby and his lawyers are meanwhile on the counter-attack, trying to cast doubt on the good faith of the journalists he supposedly took into his confidence. As well as Cooper, he has also asked Judith Miller of the New York Times and Andrea Mitchell of NBC News to surrender notes, files and e-mails that could help his defence.After examining the files, Judge Walton said he found a few differences between Cooper’s notes of his conversations with Libby and the written account he submitted to a preliminary hearing before a grand jury, and that he was therefore ordering Cooper to hand them over to Libby’s lawyers. “For the time being,” his decision did not concern Miller or Mitchell, he said. Walton said journalists did not have First Amendment protection in a criminal case.Cooper and Miller were found guilty of contempt of court twice for refusing to reveal their sources. After the supreme court refused to rule on their case on 27 June 2005, Cooper avoided going to prison by naming Libby as his source. Miller was imprisoned from 6 July to 29 September when she, too, finally gave in. She has since left the New York Times.__________________________________________________________________________30.09.05 – Judith Miller is freed, but at the expense of the confidentiality of sources Reporters Without Borders today hailed the release yesterday of New York Times reporter Judith Miller, who had been in prison since 6 July for refusing to reveal a source, but the organisation regretted that, in order to obtain her freedom, she has been forced to violate the principle that journalists’ sources are confidential.“Miller’s release is obviously good news in itself, but she recovered her freedom in exchange for naming her source, albeit with the source’s agreement, which means that the principle of the confidentiality of sources, one of the pillars of journalism, has been flouted,” the press freedom organisation said.“The fight must go on for recognition of this principle by the US federal justice system,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We hope that congress, where two bills on this question have been presented, will tackle this quickly.”Miller emerged yesterday afternoon from Alexandria federal prison in the eastern state of Virginia where she had spent nearly 12 weeks. She was released under an agreement with federal prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald, who held her in contempt of court for refusing to name her source in the case of Valerie Plame, the former CIA agent whose name was leaked to the press in 2003.Miller’s refusal led to her being sentenced twice by a federal appeal court, as was Matthew Cooper of Time. After the supreme court on 27 June refused to take up their case, Cooper avoided going to prison by finally agreeing to name his source but Miller continued to refuse. The New York Times has reported that her source was Lewis Libby, a close aide of Vice-President Dick Cheney. Miller is expected to confirm this today to the grand jury of the federal appeal court that previously sent her to jail.It is now up to legislators to settle the debate about the confidentiality of journalists’ sources. Two bills on the subject were presented to congress in February but have yet to be debated. Their passage would put an end to a legal void under which this principle is not recognised at the federal level but is, in theory, in 31 states that have so-called shield laws. WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists June 3, 2021 Find out more June 7, 2021 Find out more United StatesAmericas Follow the news on United States April 28, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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Test opener Campbell poised to lead Scorpions

first_imgKNGSTON, Jamaica, (CMC) – West Indies Test opener John Campbell has been recommended to lead Jamaica Scorpions in the Regional four-day championship bowling off next week.The 26-year-old’s name was put forward by head coach Andre Coley and chief selector, Junior Bennett, and is now awaiting ratification by the Scorpions board.Once the recommendation is upheld, Campbell will replace Paul Palmer who averaged 19 last season and subsequently turned out for Combined Campuses and Colleges Marooners in the Super50 Cup last November.Palmer has not been named in the 13-man squad to face Trinidad and Tobago Red Force from January 9-12 in Port of Spain.Campbell has played six Tests following his debut against England last year January, managing to strike up a decent partnership with vice-captain Kraigg Brathwaite at the top of the order.A veteran of 62 first class matches, he is the only current West Indies player in the squad which includes out-of-favour batsmen Jermaine Blackwood and Rovman Powell.Blackwood scored 465 runs last season and belatedly featured in the second Test against India in Kingston last September when he became West Indies’ first-ever concussion substitute by replacing Darren Bravo in the second innings.Powell, meanwhile, who led Scorpions during the recent Super50 and averaged 58 with two hundreds, has been ignored for the captaincy.Batsman Alwyn Williams, with a single first class appearance, and uncapped left-arm spinner Patrick Harty, have been named in the squad.Scorpions finished one from bottom of the six-team standings last season after managing just three wins in 10 outings.SQUAD – John Campbell, Alwyn Williams, Jermaine Blackwood, Assad Fudadin, Nkrumah Bonner, Rovman Powell, Denis Smith, Aldaine Thomas, Dennis Bulli, Nicholson Gordon, Derval Green, Patrick Harty, Marquino Mlast_img read more

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LeBron James, Giannis Antetokounmpo to sit out Lakers-Bucks

first_imgMeantime, the Los Angeles Times reports that Lance Stephenson will miss another game because of a sprained toe and Josh Hart is in jeopardy of sitting out, though the Lakers could get Tyson Chandler back.LeBron James (sore left groin) is out for tonight’s game in Milwaukee.— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) March 19, 2019The announcement hit at least one fan particularly hard in the pocketbook, according to The Action Network. Someone paid $6,970.50 on StubHub for two courtside seats, presumably for an up-close look at James and Antetokounmpo.$6,970.50: What a fan paid on StubHub, including fees, for two courtside seats tonight for Lakers at Bucks. Both LeBron & Giannis are not playing. 🤷‍♂️— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) March 19, 2019James played Sunday in the team’s third straight loss, to the Knicks, after being rested Friday against the Pistons. LeBron James discusses pitch to upcoming free agents: Lakers ‘cater to the players’ James has been ruled out with groin soreness, the Lakers announced, while Antetokounmpo is nursing a sore ankle that had left him questionable for the game. He’s listed as day-to-day.The Bucks announced that Antetokounmpo, Sterling Brown, Pau Gasol and Donte DiVincenzo are out Tuesday. Related News Sorry, Milwaukee.LeBron James is being shut down — for now. And the Bucks will be without their biggest star, Giannis Antetokounmpo, among others for Tuesday night’s game.center_img With the Lakers on the verge of missing the playoffs for the sixth consecutive season, James’ playing time already had been reduced to a career-low 35.3 minutes per game.According to The Athletic, Lakers coach Luke Walton said the team has not discussed shutting him down for the final stretch of the regular season.The first-place Bucks (52-18) are slated to host the Lakers (31-39) at 8 p.m. ET. Luke Walton defends LeBron James after ugly Knicks losslast_img read more

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Brainstorming A New Oceanic Bridge

first_imgPhoto and story by Joseph SapiaAll ideas are on the table as the county seeks the public’s views on how to deal with the deteriorating 77-year-old Ocean Bridge, spanning the Navesink River between Rumson and Middletown.Overhaul it or build a new bridge? If a new bridge is built, should it be built in the same footprint? Should it be a low, movable bridge like the current one or a fixed, high span?What do motorists, boaters, bicyclists, walkers, those with a view have to say? Should people be allowed to fish off the bridge?“The most important thing is people fill out those (Monmouth County) surveys,” said Todd Thompson, president of the Friends of the Oceanic Bridge. “We’re back to square one.”The county, which owns the 2,700-foot, steel and concrete bridge, is now in the midst of a federally funded $1.2 million concept development phase. This includes collecting the public’s comments over a 30-day period ending Nov. 25.The county hopes the federal government will fund a rehabilitation or new bridge. It began talking to local government officials about a bridge project in April. Work on a bridge rehabilitation or replacement – with a replacement estimated to cost between $100 to $130 million – would run from winter 2023-24 to winter 2026-27.Kim Robinson, 56, a Rumson resident who was at work in Fair Haven, prefers a low, movable bridge – “I think they’re part of the Shore heritage,” she said. “It just blends in with the landscape.”But Robinson questioned if rehabilitating the current one would be feasible.“I love when the bridge is open,” Robinson said. “It makes you pause to look at the scenery. The kids get out of the car.“High bridge, yeck,” Robinson said.“I don’t want a tall bridge,” said Denise Kelleher, 58, who lives in Rumson and owns the Cups and Cakes Bakery there. “The Oceanic Bridge is just special to me. There’s something, just the beauty. I just think a tall bridge would be inappropriate.”Pat Raphael of Fair Haven, who was at the Navesink River waterfront with her family, preferred a new movable, low bridge as well.“I agree, not a big, high bridge,” said Raphael’s husband, Rich. “It changes everything.”Rich Raphael has used the bridge for five years in his work commute. Generally, he does not mind if he has to stop when the bridge is open for boat traffic. Perhaps a drawbridge could be built higher than the current one, which sits 25 feet above high tide, he suggested.Pat Raphael would like to see it built parallel to the current bridge site, so there would not be a need for a months-long, 8-1/2 mile detour – the same length no matter if detouring through Red  Bank or Rumson-Sea Bright.The current bridge is two lanes with no shoulders, with a sidewalk along one side.Jim Jaroschak, 44, of Rumson bicycles over the bridge and said it would “be nice to have a bike path.” Now, bicyclists are to dismount and walk their bikes across the bridge.Jaroschak, who was at the Navesink River waterfront in Rumson, prefers a low, movable bridge. “The aesthetics are important,” he said.“Boats going through, it’s not that often,” Jaroschak said. “It’s not a big traffic backlog when they do open it.”“The view is important to a lot of people,” said Steven Krog, 62, a landscape architect from Westchester County, New York, who works on properties along the river. “People like the bridge.”Krog, who was shopping in Fair Haven, figured those people would want a lower, movable bridge for aesthetics, something Frank Giblin, 54, who lives in Middletown’s Locust section near the bridge, favored.“The bridge that’s there now has aged itself,” Giblin said.But Harvey Shooman, an owner of Fair Haven Hardware, said he prefers a high, fixed-span bridge, either in the same footprint or parallel to the current bridge site. A parallel bridge would eliminate the need for months of a detour, he said.“Aesthetic-wise, it would be fine,” said Shooman, 65, who was at work.Shawn Rubin, 46, of Rumson prefers a high, fixed bridge, too.“You need to build a new one, high enough not to open it all the time,” said Rubin, who was at the Navesink River waterfront. “Make it lasting.”Sure, there is a nostalgic feeling for today’s bridge or style, “it’s a beautiful thing, because it’s from a time gone past,” Rubin said. But he prefers a high bridge, one built parallel to decrease detours.Ryan DeVesty, 35, working in his yard in the Navesink-Locust area of Middletown near the bridge, was leaning toward a tall, fixed bridge.“I guess a bridge in the same spot like the (Route 36) Highlands Bridge, where it doesn’t have to open,” DeVesty said.When the bridge was closed a few years ago for repairs, “it certainly affected our business,” Shooman said.“Even when they do work on the bridge and it’s closed for a short amount of time, it really hurts the community,” Rubin said.“I drive that bridge two or three times a week,” Krog said. “I’m on it frequently. That bridge is really important to the organization of my day. You don’t even think about it until it’s not available.”Thompson, 63, lives on one side of the bridge in Fair Haven and is an owner of Guaranteed Plants and Florist on the other side of the bridge in the Locust section of Middletown.“We’d like to see what’s exactly there now, built to contemporary safety standards,” Thompson said. “To have a high, contemporary bridge there would not be conducive to the area. We’re very quick to get rid of our past, we don’t savor our history.”Thompson wants to see the new bridge built just east of the existing bridge.Some are undecided at this point.Michele Peters of Middletown was undecided about a low or high bridge, but she had her priorities.“Safety, and, then aesthetics, and then, practicality,” said Peters, saying the practical aspects should consider motorists, boaters and bicyclists. “I do enjoy the view, I look at it several times a day. It’s a focal point.”“It’s going to be an inconvenience, no matter what,” Krog said. But, Krog added, something has to be done with the bridge.Information on the Oceanic Bridge, including survey forms, is available at monmouthcountyoceanicbridge.com.Comments on the bridge may be directed to Inkyung Englehart, project manager, Monmouth County Division of Engineering and Traffic Safety, Hall of Records Annex, 3rd Floor, 1 E. Main St., Freehold, 07728; [email protected]last_img read more

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Two avalanches triggered in West Kootenay

first_imgThe Nelson Daily staffAlthough there have been no reports of human-triggered avalanches in the West Kootenay region, explosive control at 2,000 metres produced two avalanches on steep southwest to southeast slopes. The Canadian Avalanche Centre said the backcountry avalanche conditions in the West Kootenay region are fair with around 100 centimetres of snow existing at tree line elevations — with crown depths in the region of 20-25 cm. The top 20 cm. is new snow but it sits on variable old wind slab surfaces. Pockets of old and new wind slab exist where the wind has drifted the snow. “A rain crust exists at or very near the ground,” said a release from the CAC. “At present, the bond between the rain crust and the overlying snow appears good, although this could change in the future if the snowpack remains thin and the cold temperatures return.” Sunday will be dry with light winds in the backcountry with tree line temperatures around -8 degrees C. There are some flurries predicted for Monday night with light southerly winds, but there is still some uncertainty regarding the timing and intensity of the next pacific frontal system approaching the coast on Monday night. Terrain to watch Immediate lee of steep ridgelines where wind-drifting is evident. Flanks of steep gullies and unsupported sections of convex rolls. Travel advice Start the day on smaller slopes and build up from there if there are no signs of instability. Watch for early-season obstacles, such as stumps and rocks and open creeks.  To get bulletins by email, register in CAC’s new system at: http://www.avalanche.ca/cac/bulletins/subscribe.The Canadian Avalanche Centre needs data from the backcountry in the West Kootenay. Send to [email protected] or call 250-837-2141 ext 230.last_img read more

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STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN – SATURDAY JUNE 4, 2016

first_imgEdwin Maldonado8616141219%49%$644,139 Joseph Talamo6812131218%54%$689,383 Martin Garcia4974814%39%$407,795 JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won John Sadler4063615%38%$433,905 Jerry Hollendorfer44831118%50%$570,640 Simon Callaghan1842222%44%$213,100 SONGBIRD FIRES BULLET IN ‘VERY NICE’ WORKUnbeaten and unchallenged champion Songbird worked six furlongs in 1:13 flat under regular rider Mike Smith Saturday morning for a possible start in the Grade II Summertime Oaks at 1 1/16 miles on June 18.The time equaled the fastest of nine drills at the distance with Angels Flight Stakes winner Bellamentary who also was clocked in 1:13 for leading trainer Phil D’Amato. Songbird’s fractional times were 36.40, 48.40 and 1:00.80, with a six furlong gallop-out clocking of 1:28.“It was a very nice work,” said Jerry Hollendorfer, who trains the daughter of Medaglia d’Oro for Rick Porter’s Fox Hill Farms. “She went off slow, finished up fast and galloped out nice in 1:28.”Hollendorfer reiterated that the Summertime Oaks “is possible” for her next start. Richard Mandella2154324%57%$282,615 Mario Gutierrez3347112%36%$360,035 James Cassidy2343217%39%$295,055 Fernando Perez4154312%29%$191,803 Chad Lindsay2952217%31%$95,325 Santiago Gonzalez8611161013%43%$599,724 Tyler Baze9717171818%54%$845,390 (Current Through Friday, June 3) Peter Eurton1850228%39%$219,370 ACT MAKES STAKES DEBUT IN SIREN LUREAct makes his added money debut in Sunday’s $75,000 Siren Lure Stakes for three-year-olds and up at about 6 ½ furlongs on turf.“He’s coming into the race well,” said Peter Eurton, who trains the five-year-old War Front horse for Lee and Susan Searing, campaigning as C R K Stable. “We wanted to go a mile, but there was nothing else available. With the Siren Lure, he’ll have two races under his belt going into Del Mar, and based on how he runs tomorrow, it will tell me what I want to do with him there.“Do I wanted to go at a mile or stay at five-eighths (on grass)? It gives me options.”The field for the Siren Lure, the first of nine races: Hunt, Flavien Prat, 9-5; Miss Double d’Oro, Santiago Gonzalez, 7-2; Toowindytohaulrox, Tiago Pereira, 5-2; Opsec, Martin Garcia, 8-1; and Act, Gary Stevens, 5-2.FINISH LINES: As expected, Taris was scratched from today’s Vanity Mile, trainer Simon Callaghan opting to wait for the Grade I Triple Bend Stakes against males in the seven furlong race on June 25. Taris worked five furlongs Saturday on Santa Anita’s main track in 1:02.80. “It was a very easy breeze,’ Callaghan said. “We have three weeks until the race so it (the relatively slow work) was intentional . . . I’m very happy with her.” Taris had fractional times of 24.80 and 50.40, with a six furlong gallop-out clocking of 1:16.40 . . . Maiden Trojan Nation, second by a head in the Wood Memorial two starts back on April 9, worked five furlongs on Santa Anita’s fast main track Saturday in 59.20 for the Belmont Stakes. Trainer Paddy Gallagher said the son of Street Cry is due to arrive at Belmont Park Monday evening or Tuesday. Trojan Nation was 16th at 42-1 in the May 7 Kentucky Derby . . . Californian winner Second Summer (Gold Cup at Santa Anita on June 25) and multiple graded stakes winner Kobe’s Back (Triple Bend) are scheduled to work Sunday for Peter Eurton . . . Agent Tony Matos has Martin Garcia booked to ride Ami’s Flatter for trainer Josie Carroll in the Grade I, $1.25 million Metropolitan Mile on Belmont Day next Saturday, and Laz Barrera Stakes winner I Will Score for Jerry Hollendorfer in the Grade II, $500,000 Woody Stephens at seven furlongs . . . Donworth, who worked six furlongs from the gate Friday in 1:11.40 for Doug O’Neill, also is ticketed for the Met Mile. “He worked great,” O’Neill said . . . Santa Anita morning-line oddsmaker Jon White notes that Beholder essentially has gone two years without losing a race. She has not been beaten since she finished fourth in the Grade I Ogden Phipps at Belmont Park on June 7, 2014. Mike Smith1943021%37%$308,355 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS Peter Miller3149313%52%$197,830 Steven Miyadi1443029%50%$123,040 Mark Glatt3557714%54%$216,551 TrainerSts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won Mike Puype3263319%38%$217,095 Martin Pedroza5075914%42%$254,990 Doug O’Neill4249710%48%$372,840 Philip D’Amato561412525%55%$866,524 Richard Baltas3256316%44%$217,118 SONGBIRD BREEZES SIX FURLONGS IN A BULLET 1:13KENTUCKY DERBY WINNER NYQUIST IS DUE IN SUNDAYKENT DESORMEAUX RETURNS FROM REHAB PROGRAMTHE SHOW GOES ON WITH ACT IN SUNDAY’S SIREN LURE Tiago Pereira5959128%44%$230,282 NYQUIST DUE AT SANTA ANITA LATE SUNDAYKentucky Derby winner Nyquist is due to arrive at Santa Anita late Sunday afternoon from Maryland where the two-year-old champion male of 2015 has recovered from a high white blood cell count following his third-place finish in the Preakness on May 21.“We’ll let him settle in and get him on the track Monday or Tuesday,” said Doug O’Neill, who trains the son of Uncle Mo for Paul and Zillah Reddam. “We’ll kind of play that by ear. Tentatively, he’s due to van in to Santa Anita Sunday from Ontario Airport at five or six p.m.”Nyquist jogged two miles at Pimlico Saturday morning. “He’s great this morning,” O’Neill assistant Jack Sisterson said in a release issued by Pimlico. “He’s full of energy and kind of dragged us around there and came back to the barn full of energy. We’re happy with the way he went this morning.” Ignacio Puglisi1541227%47%$113,898 DESORMEAUX RETURNS FROM UTAH ALCOHOL REHAB PROGRAMHall of Fame jockey and three-time Kentucky Derby winner Kent Desormeaux issued a brief statement late Saturday morning through his agent J.R. Pegram stating that Desormeaux will return to riding in New York on Thursday, June 9, following a brief stay in an alcohol rehabilitation program at Cirque Lodge in Sundance, Utah.“It was time to take a sober look at my life and take this step,” said Desormeaux, who is set to ride Santa Anita Derby and Preakness Stakes winner Exaggerator in next Saturday’s Belmont Stakes. According to Pegram, Desormeaux, who last rode at Santa Anita a week ago, May 28, is scheduled to ride this Thursday at Belmont as he’ll pilot Shrinking Violet in the $150,000 Intercontinental Stakes for trainer Wesley Ward.Desormeaux, 46, notched his second career win in the Santa Anita Derby with Exaggerator on April 9 and rode him to a second place finish in the Kentucky Derby May 7, prior to winning the Preakness on May 21. Rafael Bejarano8620151423%57%$1,036,395 Flavien Prat63207732%54%$1,020,485 Patrick Gallagher1440029%29%$112,465last_img read more

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Football legend Pele meets rising star Mbappe in Paris

first_imgRussell Westbrook becomes NBA’s second 20-20-20 man Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event LATEST STORIES Mbappe has often been compared to the Brazil great for his precocity, but in terms of style, with his devastating speed and skills, he is closer to France great Thierry Henry.Asked about Mbappe’s main qualities, Pele said he was impressed by his pace and intelligence.“And he is unpredictable. He is changing his game all the time. It’s his main advantage,” said Pele, who scored more than 1,000 goals during his career.That’s a tally that Mbappe does not expect to match.“It might be possible if you count the goals scored on PlayStation,” Mbappe said. “But even if with the goals scored at training, it will be difficult.”Journalists were invited to attend the meeting but were not allowed to ask questions.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. It remains to be seen if Mbappe will do the same, but the French forward believes it’s “statistically possible.”“But it would be unreal,” he said. “Of course, as long as I will be able to win World Cups, my goal will be to win them because France is a great nation of football,” he said. “We will be back in 2022 to try and win again.”Pele said Mbappe and his French teammates reminded him of Brazil’s great national teams from the 1960’s.“Mbappe said France will prepare to win the next World Cup, but he should know that we (Brazil) are also going to get ready,” Pele said.Mbappe was also was named the World Cup’s best young player in Russia, like Pele in 1958.ADVERTISEMENT Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrantscenter_img Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving View comments Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess “I think he is envying me, that’s why he is trying to emulate me,” a relaxed Pele joked after they were introduced on a small stage. “His style, the way he is playing, is Latino. Even Brazilian I would say. It’s a shame he did not play for Santos (Pele’s former club). But it’s not too late.”Mbappe’s rise to the top has been meteoric. After impressing with his former club Monaco, he received his first call-up with France in March 2017. He was sold to Paris Saint-Germain that summer for 180 million euros ($210 million) and won the World Cup less than 12 months later. Mbappe’s most memorable game in Russia was in in a 4-3 victory against Argentina where he scored twice, earned a penalty and showed off his blistering speed under the eye of a powerless Lionel Messi.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsMbappe said he knew that he would “enter history” alongside Pele with a goal in the World Cup final.After scoring twice in Brazil’s 5-2 win against Sweden in the final of 1958, when he was just 17, Pele went on to win another two World Cups with Brazil. Brazilian soccer legend Pele, left, and French soccer player Kylian Mbappe joke during a photocall in Paris, Tuesday, April 2, 2019. (AP Photo)PARIS— When Kylian Mbappe netted France’s final goal in a 4-2 win over Croatia last July, the rising star became only the second teenager to score in a World Cup final — emulating soccer great Pele.After exchanging praise for one another for months, the pair finally met on Tuesday at an event organized by a Swiss watchmaker in a lavish Parisian hotel. Their meeting had initially been planned for last November but was canceled because of the 78-year-old Pele’s poor health at the time.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Private companies step in to help SEA Games hostinglast_img read more

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Fans Poking Fun At Wildcats Recruit Isaiah Briscoe After He Accidentally Suggests Derrick Rose Went To Kentucky

first_imgJohn Calipari, to his credit, has had a great deal of success putting his college players in the NBA. While most of Cal’s representatives in the league hail from Kentucky, there are a still a few – like Tyreke Evans and Derrick Rose – leftover from his Memphis days.Wednesday night, during the McDonald’s All American Game, top UK recruit Isaiah Briscoe was asked by ESPN’s Jay Williams why he chose to play for Coach Cal. Briscoe’s response involved him listing off the names of numerous NBA stars coached by Calipari. And while he was probably just mixing up his words, he did suggest that Rose had played for Kentucky.Fans on social media, predictably, have been having a field day with the quote, perhaps unfairly. Kentucky Commit, Isaiah Briscoe: “I chose Kentucky because of UK greats like Derrick Rose”— The Golden Jew (@GoldenJew) April 2, 2015Isaiah Briscoe: Derrick Rose went to that other school called Kentucky which is actually called Memphis— Connor Gross (@Cgross920) April 2, 2015Isaiah Briscoe realizes Rose & Evans played for Cal at Memphis right? #McDonaldsAllAmericanGame— Jacob McCallister (@RockChalkJacob) April 2, 2015“@GoldenJew: Kentucky Commit, Isaiah Briscoe: “I chose Kentucky because of UK greats like Derrick Rose”” pic.twitter.com/UQZQ12VGHb— Christopher Burr (@HeisenBURRRg) April 2, 2015“@GoldenJew: Kentucky Commit, Isaiah Briscoe: “I chose Kentucky because of UK greats like Derrick Rose”” pic.twitter.com/mI1tN9g9mc— Keep It Real 2015 (@A2K4Life) April 2, 2015Kentucky Commit, Isaiah Briscoe: “I chose Kentucky because of UK greats like Derrick Rose” pic.twitter.com/rSMkVTx4UK— Keyser Söze (@WhoButMe_) April 2, [email protected]: Kentucky Commit, Isaiah Briscoe: “I chose Kentucky because of UK greats like Derrick Rose” pic.twitter.com/nCiItEK0Wx— Bryan Evans (@BryGuy2103) April 2, 2015Briscoe is clearly aware that Calipari coached at Memphis, so perhaps he just got nervous live on television. Either way, he’s taking a beating on social media.last_img read more

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Materials and energy stocks weigh on Toronto market loonie ends lower

first_imgCanada’s main stock index closed down Wednesday as commodity prices slipped, while increased scrutiny on U.S. technology stocks helped push U.S. markets down.The day’s market drop followed a trend of down days recently as concerns over trade wars and regulatory investigations into premier tech stocks have rattled markets, said Norman Levine, managing Director of Portfolio Management Corp. in Toronto.“It’s generally got a negative tone to it, and it’s continuing to be led by the high-flying tech stocks for the most part.”The S&P/TSX composite index closed down 46.24 points to 15,169.94, driven by base metals and materials as worries about Chinese growth and demand increase, said Levine.“Metal stocks are more worried about growth in China and they need that for higher metal prices, and metal prices aren’t doing a whole lot right now, and gold is weak today as well.”In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average closed down 9.29 points to 23,848.42. The S&P 500 index closed down 7.62 points to 2,605.00 and the Nasdaq composite index was down 59.58 points to 6,949.23.The declines included losses from major U.S. tech stocks, with Amazon falling on reports U.S. President Donald Trump is looking to go after the company and Tesla declining on a downgraded credit rating and more concerns over its self-driving vehicles, following recent declines at Facebook and Twitter.“The big story here is the big tech stocks trading at multiples that make no sense but they were going up purely on momentum, the wind is coming out of the sail here, and they’re looking vulnerable and bringing down the rest of the market with them,” said Levine.The decline in stocks was felt in Canada as well, where BlackBerry Ltd. beat analyst expectations with US$233 million of revenue for the last quarter but slipped 1.38 per cent to $15.76 on the TSX.The stock losses from particular issues at larger technology companies are, however, likely distorting the view of the overall health of market because they have so much sway over some of the indexes, said Levine.“Indexes are going to show, especially in the US, more negative than what’s going on with the average stock.”The Canadian dollar closed at 77.51, down 0.2 of a US cent.The May crude contract ended down 87 cents to US$64.38 per barrel and the May natural gas contract was down two cents to US$2.69 per mmBTU.The June gold contract closed down US$17.90 to US$1,330.00 an ounce and the May copper contract was even at US$3 a pound.last_img read more

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