Im the MLS Zlatan Ibrahimovic

first_imgThe Swedish footballer criticized the work of the referee after the match between LA Galaxy and Houston Dynamo.LA Galaxy defeated Houston Dynamo 2-1 in Saturday’s Major League Soccer (MLS) action in the United States. The team is now in second place of the Western Conference with 18 points, four behind leaders LAFC.But even after getting the three points, Galaxy’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic was not happy, criticizing the referee’s work.“We talked about it last time. The referee can commit an error on the field but whoever is above or wherever it is, looking at the replay, he can’t,” he was quoted by Calcio Mercato.“They showed it even while we were looking and the foul was clearly out of the area and therefore not a penalty.”“I don’t want to complain too much but I think the referee was drinking coffee while what happened was happening and he didn’t see the match. The referee didn’t even go to see it,” he explained.Lionel Messi, Paul PogbaPaul Pogba has spoken to Lionel Messi over his future Andrew Smyth – September 10, 2019 Manchester United star Paul Pogba had a chat with Lionel Messi, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Zinedine Zidane and many others over his future, says his brother.“I don’t know if it’s a matter of ego. I don’t want to bee to critical and I don’t want to exaggerate or something like that because the MLS could punish me but I’m the MLS so I’m not worried.”Zlatan Ibrahimovic joined the LA Galaxy last season, after spending two years with English Premier League side Manchester United.With the Californian team he has played 32 matches, scoring 29 goals, the same number of goals he managed to score in the Premier League with United in 53 games.Amazing Support from the @LAGalaxy fans. Thank you pic.twitter.com/FT2QJRTWR1— Zlatan Ibrahimović (@Ibra_official) April 22, 2019last_img read more

4 hospitalized after street racing car collides with minivan in Davie

first_imgThis unrecognizable Mercedes was racing on #Davie Rd according to witnesses. Multiple serious injuries, including children. #DaviePolice pic.twitter.com/aocG9dEAu8 Officials did not specify whether or not the driver of the Mercedes was transported.Pieces of vehicle lined the road as investigators worked the crash.One of Del Pozzo’s co-workers stopped by the scene. “He was ejected? Oh, my God,” said Marlin upon learning the details of the crash.Marlin, who did not give his last name, said Del Pozzo, his boss at the catering company, had only stopped at the store to grab some groceries for the business.“He’s my friend as well,” said Marlin. “He basically gave me a chance when nobody else would, and I’m here because of him.”The driver of the Infiniti remained at the scene.Police have not made any arrests. DAVIE, FLA. (WSVN) – A man and three children were taken to the hospital after, police said, a car that was street racing collided with a minivan in Davie, Sunday morning.According to Davie Police, a red Mercedes and silver Infiniti were street racing in the northbound lanes of Davie Road, just before 11 a.m. The Mercedes then crashed into a white minivan that was pulling out of the parking lot of a Restaurant Depot, near Southwest 37th Street.“Witness accounts have these vehicles traveling at excessively high rates of speed,” said Davie Police Sgt. Mark Leone. “You can see from the carnage of the crash that these vehicles were moving.”Investigators said the Mercedes and Infiniti were topping out at more than 100 miles per hour.The minivan’s driver, identified by a co-worker as catering company owner Dominick Del Pozzo, was ejected more than 30 feet from the vehicle.The collision sent the red Mercedes in the southbound lanes, where it caught fire. In addition to the driver, police said, three small children were inside the sedan. Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. — Davie Police Dept. (@DaviePolice) January 22, 2017“I just saw the people hurt. I didn’t want him to die,” said good Samaritan Rebecca Thomas, who rushed to Del Pozzo’s side to render aid.“All I could give him was chest compressions. His airways were full of blood. I couldn’t give him CPR,” said Thomas, as she held back tears.Crews transported Del Pozzo to Memorial Regional Hospital in critical condition.Thomas said she spotted a child who was riding in the Mercedes. “There was a little girl laying in the grass,” she said.Good Samaritans managed to pull the two other children from the mangled Mercedes.Two of the children were transported to Broward Health Medical Center, and the third was taken to Memorial Regional. The extent of their injuries remains unknown. last_img read more

Khaleda can now move her hands BSMMU

first_imgBNP chairperson Khaleda Zia at BSMMU. File photoSheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) authorities on Tuesday claimed that the health condition of Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) chairperson Khaleda Zia’s is improving, reports UNB.”Khaleda Zia was admitted to our hospital 24 hours back. Her condition is now better than that of yesterday,” said BSMMU director AK Mahbubul Hoque.Briefing reporters at the hospital, he also said the chairman of a five-member medical board professor Zilan Miah Sarker examined Khaleda today, Tuesday, and found improvement in her condition.”She (Khaleda) is taking medicines for her diseases as per the prescription given yesterday (Monday). Her health condition has improved,” he said.As his attention was drawn to BNP’s allegation that their chairperson was not given proper treatment when she was admitted there in October last year, he said: “We shouldn’t make any comment over the matter as he has been there at the hospital as a director for only two weeks. But, I think she’s happy with her treatment this time.”The BSMMU director said Khaleda talked to them on Monday in a happy mood. “She also talked to our board chairman spontaneously today (Tuesday).We shouldn’t talk about what happened last time. She’s receiving good treatment this time.”Replying to a question, Hoque said the BNP chairperson now can move her hands. She also underwent blood pressure checkup.He, however, said Khaleda’s sugar level has not yet come under control. “The doctors will examine her sugar level tomorrow again and take steps in this regard.”Earlier, Khaleda Zia was admitted to the hospital around 12:45pm on Monday shifting her from Old Dhaka central jail for her treatment.BSMMU director on Monday told reporters that Khaleda Zia was suffering from severe pain in the joints of her hands and legs, insomnia and high sugar level.last_img read more

DC Officials Condemn Broken Criminal Justice System

first_imgMayor Muriel Bowser and D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier raised the ire of the city’s judicial executives during a press conference on Sept. 7 when they stood in agreement that the city’s criminal justice system was failing. While the initial sentiment came in the heated rush to locate a repeat offender believed to be responsible for the death of his estranged girlfriend, residents and social workers have long complained of the system’s disrepair.Mayor Muriel Bowser and D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier. (Courtesy Photos)“The criminal justice system in this city is broken,” Lanier said at the press conference. “It is beyond broken.”Constance Young knows well just how flawed the District’s criminal justice system has become over the last three decades. With two of her three sons serving time in penal institutions in other states, and considered habitual offenders, Young told the AFRO that her sons should have been placed in mental institutions or remanded for longer periods of time, rather than ushered through a revolving door of prison stints.“As their mother, I can say what others will not – two of my boys have had anger and aggression issues that caused them to lash out at society in general. I did what I could to get them into some type of facility for emotional troubles, but it was their levels of violence that made criminal courts step in,” Young, a Ward 8 resident, said. “Once they were placed in juvenile halls, they quickly learned how to manipulate the system and both have spent their adult lives in and out of jail.”The number of repeat violent offenders is difficult to quantify and track, according to Lanier, due in large part to a criminal justice system that has allowed many defendants to be released with limited or unreliable electronic monitoring. Calling the breakdown “complex,” Lanier cited a case in which the GPS tracking device of a man arrested and allowed out on home detention registered inoperable, but only after he went on a crime spree through the District and parts of Maryland that included a robbery, carjacking a vehicle, and a shooting.“That person’s GPS went offline Aug. 12, but we didn’t know it. The agency that supervises that person didn’t tell anybody or do anything with it . . . That shouldn’t happen,” Lanier said. “And it’s happening over and over and over again. Where the hell is the outrage? People are being victimized who shouldn’t be. You can’t police the city if the rest of the justice system is not accountable.”In the District, the courts often rely on the input of federal agencies to determine bail, detention, the filing of charges and the monitoring of suspects under court supervision. In addition, police tend to use a broad definition of offender, often referring to those charged but not found guilty of crimes.Political scientist Wilmer J. Leon III told the AFRO that the revolving door of the D.C. criminal justice system makes it difficult for average citizens to trust fully in the courts because the very people they testify against, or who they rebuff for crime, return to the scene of the crime or neighborhood without having been punished or rehabilitated. “That inability to seek out and receive justice within Black communities lends itself to the resistance many have in getting involved in the first place,” said Leon, who documents the politics of the criminal justice system in his new book Politics: Another Perspective. “It takes a lot of courage to trust in the criminal justice system and ‘snitch’ on your neighbors or in some cases, your own kids. When that trust is broken it, in turn, breaks the system.”last_img read more

Pocomoke Settles Racial Bias Lawsuit

first_imgBy Stephen Janis, Special to the AFROThe controversial firing of Kelvin Sewell, Pocomoke City’s first Black police chief, has resulted in a major settlement with the city and the promise of reform in the future.This week the city agreed to pay Sewell and Lieutenant Lynell Green $650,000 to settle claims they were subject to racial discrimination and later retaliation during their employment with the city. Pocomoke officials have also agreed to a consent decree with the plaintiffs to provide training for officers to prevent discrimination in the future and an overhaul of employment practices to eliminate racial bias.Kelvin Sewell, a former Baltimore Police Department homicide detective, was the first Black police chief of Pocomoke City, Md., on the state’s Eastern Shore. His tenure was cut short in the minds of many because of racist policies. (Courtesy Photo)The agreement marks the end of a protracted battle over the racially fraught termination of Sewell, which divided the town on Maryland’s Lower Eastern Shore.Sewell’s firing prompted a series of contentious city council meetings. It also spawned the Citizens for a Better Pocomoke, a group of primarily Black residents who pressed the city to reinstate Sewell.But, the conflict also exposed the underlying racial tensions in a town that was evenly split between Black and White residents.“I was proud of what I accomplished with foot patrols, getting officers to know all the residents, and having no homicides in five years. I didn’t care about politics. I just wanted to keep everyone safe – Black and White,” said Sewell in a written statement.“While the scars from this experience will never fade completely, I am hopeful that this Consent Decree will help protect both officers and the community in the future. Now I hope to move on with my own life, while also continuing to support Detective Savage in his ongoing fight.”Sewell, a retired Baltimore homicide detective, took the top job in Pocomoke in 2011. During his tenure Sewell emphasized a community-oriented approach to policing that included ordering officers to walk the streets of the city’s predominantly Black neighborhood called the “Backburn.”The strategy was embraced by the city residents and crime dropped. But the city council voted in a June 2015 closed door session to terminate Sewell.The settlement is not the end of legal proceedings however. Detective Frank Savage, whose initial complaint against a Worcester County Drug Task Force prompted the series of events that led to Sewell’s firing, has not settled with the city.“I loved my career in law enforcement, but it was taken away from me because I stood up for what was right,” said Detective Franklin Savage in a written statement. “Now, I’m in a fight for justice, and I am determined to hold those who have done wrong to me and my coworkers accountable for their actions.”Both Sewell and Green filed EEOC complaints that were later sustained alleging they were subject to retaliation for raising concerns about discriminatory practices.The settlement comes after Sewell’s abrupt firing in July of 2015 garnered national attention. Despite outcry from the community city officials refused to explain publicly why they fired Sewel.Later in court filings Sewell claimed he was let go for refusing to fire both Savage and Green after they filed discrimination complaints against a Worcester County Drug Task Force.Savage claimed in EEOC filings he was subject to racial harassment in the all-White unit. Among the allegations was the liberal use of the n-word in his presence, a drive to KKK lane where lynching had occurred in the past, and a food stamp with the image of President Barak Obama left in his desk.Despite the allegations recounted in the lawsuit city officials had claimed that the reason for firing Sewell was not racially motivated. Instead city officials promised details would be revealed during legal proceedings. However, court documents have not cited any specific reasons as to what prompted the council to vote to terminate him in June of 2015.Sewell and Green were represented by the Washington Lawyers Committee and the Maryland ACLU. Debbie Jeon, legal director of the ACLU said they will continue to move forward with the lawsuit until Savage’s claims are settled.“Today’s court filing marks an important step toward vindicating the rights of these three courageous men, who throughout this ordeal have showed themselves to be exactly the kind of police officers we all want to see in America, by standing up to racism and retaliation infecting law enforcement, despite steep personal costs,” said Deborah Jeon, Legal Director of the ACLU of MarylandDespite the settlement, legal proceedings involving Sewell are still ongoing.Shortly after he filed his lawsuit Maryland State Prosecutor Emmit Davit indicted him for failing to cite a driver who hit two parked cars in 2014. The indictment alleged Sewell failed to charge the driver because they were both members of a local African-American chapter of the Masons.In 2016 Sewell was convicted by a nearly all-White jury of misconduct in office. Later the Maryland Court of Special Appeals overturned the conviction, ruling that Sewell did not receive a fair trial when he was excluded from calling two expert witnesses.Since then Davitt has vowed to retry the case. A motions hearing is scheduled for later this month.last_img read more

Buy This Comic America 1

first_imgToday is Wednesday, better known as New Comic Book Day, the best day of the week. A lot of great comics came out today, but this column is meant to focus on the best of the best, the must have books that should be in everyone’s stack for the week. This week, that comic is America #1 from Marvel Comics, writer Gabby Rivera, and artist Joe Quinones.via Marvel ComicsAmerica #1(W) Gabby Rivera (A) Joe QuinonesAt last! Everyone’s favorite no-nonsense powerhouse, America Chavez, gets her own series!Written by critically-acclaimed YA novelist Gabby Rivera (Juliet Takes A Breath) and drawn by all-star artist Joe Quinones (HOWARD THE DUCK), Marvel Comics’ brand new AMERICA series shines a solo spotlight on the high-octane and hard-hitting adventures of the one and only America Chavez!America has always been incontestably awesome, and as the newly appointed leader of the Ultimates, she’s now officially claimed her place as the preeminent butt-kicker of the Marvel Universe! But while leading a team of heroes and punching out big bads is great and all, it doesn’t really leave much time for self-discovery… So what’s a super-powered teenager do when she’s looking for a little fulfillment? She goes to college!She just has to stop an interdimensional monster or two first, plus shut down a pesky alien cult that’s begun worshipping her exploits!There is something about reading America #1 that feels like a big deal. When I say this, I don’t mean it in the sense that the Marvel universe is going to change as a result of this book, or that it seems to be setting up more for the Marvel universe as a whole. It is hard to read this first issue and not compare it to the Ms. Marvel series that focuses on Kamala Khan as the titular character. Both of these books are super enjoyable comics, by writers hailing from outside of comics, with fan-favorite artists, starring young women of color. However, where Ms. Marvel deals with Kamala and her journey from zero to hero, America hones in on the woman that can punch holes in reality, who she is, and what makes her human. It approaches the character with a mindset that I wish we saw more of because there is obviously so much love and respect for the character put into this book.via Marvel ComicsWriter Gabby Rivera is known best for her work on Young Adult novels, with America being her first work on a comic book. Marvel has been on a roll lately with recruiting writers from outside the industry to launch/relaunch characters, such as Ta-Nehisi Coates on Black Panther, Roxane Gay on World of Wakanda, G. Willow Wilson on Ms. Marvel, and Saladin Ahmed on the upcoming Black Bolt series, to name a few. It shows that Marvel has a dedication to diversity both on and off the page, as the work is given to women, people of color, LGBTQ people, and people of diverse religion backgrounds as opposed to the same pool of talent in the comics industry that has been stagnating for years. It also adds another layer of authenticity to the character, as Rivera has talked in great detail about the fact that her Queer/Latina heritage and culture has had a major impact on how America Chavez is written. The character has been something of an enigma since her first appearance in Vengeance over seven years ago, never really getting her own personality and defined powers until the Young Avengers run by Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie. Now, she is the headstrong young woman headlining the only Marvel Comics’ series to star a queer lead, until the new Ice-Man series launches in the near furture. Despite it being Rivera’s first work on a comic book, she clearly is having a lot of fun jumping headfirst into the Marvel Universe, quickly exploring the huge cast of characters and the lore of it all.Joe Quinones is an artist that I have been following since his work on Green Lantern for Wednesday Comics back in 2009, so it is great seeing him on a Marvel title starring a character that I am so attached to. Quinones’ is a the closest thing we have to a modern-day Kevin Maguire, constantly giving the reader/audience so much personality in his characters, being able to show the tiniest expressions that make them feel that much more nuanced. Every face is distinct but familiar, making everyone, even small characters, feels like someone you could pass on the street, which quickly creates a small world and cast all for this book. One of my favorite things about Quinones’ work is how it adapts to the creative team, constantly feeling different depending on the inker and colorist, despite being recognizably his work. His art is just so much fun, and in my opinion, underrated. The most recent Howard the Duck series that he did with writer Chip Zdarsky were some of the best books that Marvel was putting out (seriously, read them!), and it is nice to see that Marvel is giving Quinones the spotlight that his art deserves. Rivera and Quinones really have something special here with this book and this character, so I can’t recommend this first issue enough. America #1 is available today in stores and on Comixology.com.via Marvel Comics3/1/17 Releases – In addition to America #1, here is a list of other new titles that came out this week that you should also be reading if you are not already.AmeriKarate #1 from writers Corey Kalman and Brockton McKinney, artist Devin Roth, and Action Lab’s Danger Zone imprint. Read my review here.Shade, The Changing Girl #6 from writer Cecil Castellucci, artist Marley Zarcone, and DC Comics’ Young Animal imprint.Paper Girls #12 from writer Brian  K. Vaughan, artist Cliff Chiang, colorist Matt Wilson, and Image Comics.last_img read more

SuperSized iPhone Pro Will Reportedly Be Part Of Apples 2019 Lineup

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Police hope to trace driver after child hit by car outside school

first_imgDriver named following fatal collision Get the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailPolice are trying to trace a woman after a child was hit by a car outside a high school. The female motorist, who was driving a silver or light blue car, collided with the child outside Congleton High School on Box Lane in Congleton at around 3.10pm on Monday June 10. There is no further information on the child’s condition at this stage. Now Cheshire Police are urging anyone with information to get in touch. A spokesman said:  “On Monday June 10 at 3:10pm a child has been hit by a car outside #ongleton High School by a female in a silver/ light blue car. “We are appealing for information on the female or the vehicle being driven. Please call 101 quoting IML 424811 or contact your local PCSO.” Read MoreTop stories on StokeonTrentLive Police search for missing woman Punter found hiding in bushes center_img Follow StokeonTrentLive Download our app  – You can download our free app for iPhone and iPad from Apple’s App Store , or get the Android version from Google Play .  Follow StokeonTrentLive on Facebook – Like our Facebook page to get the latest news in your feed and join in the lively discussions in the comments. Click here to give it a like! Follow us on Twitter – For breaking news and the latest stories, click here to follow SOTLive on Twitter . Follow us on Instagram – Featuring pictures past and present from across Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire & South Cheshire – and if you tag us in your posts, we could repost your picture on our page! We also put the latest news in our Instagram Stories. Click here to follow StokeonTrentLive on Instagram . Dad slams ‘disgusting’ hospital windowlast_img read more

World Bank Extreme poverty to fall below 10 percent

first_img Facebook Comments Related posts:Verdict in on Latin American left-wing leadership Costa Rica ranks 83rd in the world for doing business More than 1.1 million Costa Ricans live in poverty World Bank: Zika will cost Latin America $3.5 billion in 2016 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Extreme poverty will this year fall to less than 10 percent of the global population for the first time, although there is still “great concern” for millions in Africa, aWorld Bank report said Sunday.“This is the best story in the world today — these projections show us that we are the first generation in human history that can end extreme poverty,” said Jim Yong Kim, president of the World Bank, which holds its annual meetings Oct. 9-11 in Lima, along with the IMF.According to World Bank projections, about 702 million people, or 9.6 percent of the world population, will live below the poverty line this year, mostly in Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. In 2012, that number stood at 902 million, or about 13 percent of the world population. It stood at 29 percent in 1999.According to Kim, the continuing decline in extreme poverty is the result of dynamic economic growth in developing nations and investment in health and education, as well as social safety nets that prevented millions of people from falling back into poverty.“This new forecast of poverty falling into the single digits should give us new momentum and help us focus even more clearly on the most effective strategies to end extreme poverty,” he said.Previously, people living on $1.25 or less a day were defined as living in extreme poverty. That figure is now $1.90, to reflect inflation.The report comes after world leaders last month pledged to end extreme poverty within 15 years, adopting an ambitious set of United Nations goals to be backed up by trillions of dollars in development spending.Releasing the figures, the World Bank nevertheless urged caution, saying “major hurdles remain” in the goal to end poverty by 2030.“The growing concentration of global poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa is of great concern,” it said in a statement.“While some African countries have seen significant successes in reducing poverty, the region as a whole lags the rest of the world in the pace of lessening poverty.”The report singled out Madagascar and the Democratic Republic of Congo as particularly worrisome examples of deprivation in Africa.It also cautioned that reliable current data was not available in part of the Middle East and North Africa because of conflict.‘Turbulence ahead,’ says World Bank economistIn contrast, the report noted a marked decline in extreme poverty in Asia — particularly India — and in South America.However, Kaushik Basu, chief economist at the World Bank, sounded an alarm over a slowdown in emerging markets worldwide — with Latin America an emblem of the sputter.“There is some turbulence ahead,” said Basu.“The economic growth outlook is less impressive for emerging economies in the near future, which will create new challenges in the fight to end poverty and attend to the needs of the vulnerable, especially those living at the bottom 40 percent of their societies.”Oxfam welcomed the landmark figures below 10 percent, but warned that hard work remains to drag the remaining 702 million people out of extreme poverty.“That figure remains unacceptably high and much remains to be done,” said Nicolas Mombrial, head of Oxfam International’s Washington office. “A lot of new resources and fundamental political change are needed.”last_img read more

Catch New Caledonia Travel Connections HOT SUMMER SPECIALS

first_imgGET READY FOR SUMMER. The heat is on as New Caledonia Travel Connection, Australia’s leading specialist in travel to New Caledonia, releases its summer specials. Grab these limited offers and experience New Caledonia’s dazzling beaches, turquoise waters and rich gastronomy in your next summer vacation. Book before 30/12/2017 to enjoy huge savings per family or couple!Chateau Royal Beach Resort & Spa – Noumea Family PackageSAVINGS: $1,500 PER FAMILYBring the entire family and explore the vibrant city of Noumea from the Chateau Royal Beach Resort & Spa! Summer package includes 7-night accommodation, return airfares, transfers and daily buffet breakfast.Hilton Noumea La Promenade Residences – Family Treat PackageSAVINGS: $1,000 PER FAMILYExperience the South Pacific charm and Parisian delights of Noumea with the whole family with our 7-night family treat package at the Hilton! Enjoy direct access to Anse Vata beach and a wide array of water activities. Sheraton New Caledonia Deva – Blue Lagoon Paradise PackageSAVINGS: $1,000 PER COUPLEExplore the untamed Deva Domain and come home to the Sheraton Deva Resort & Spa where you can unwind at the resort’s deep Nature Spa facilities including an outdoor jacuzzi with deck and sauna.Ramada Hotel & Suites – Noumea Discovery PackageSAVINGS: $1,200 PER COUPLEDiscover Noumea’s striking beaches and numerous cafes and restaurants from the Ramada! Don’t miss the hotel’s panoramic 360° revolving restaurant on the 19th floor, the only one in New Caledonia.For full details and bookings contact New Caledonia Travel Connection on 1300 108 625, email us at info@newcaledoniatravel.com.au or visit www.newcaledoniatravel.com.auSource = New Caledonia Travel Connectionlast_img read more

Parkinsons disease has forced legendary guitarist

first_img Parkinson’s disease has forced legendary guitarist Glenn Tipton to drop out of the upcoming Judas Priest tour.The British rockers say Tipton is stepping down from touring due to the ailment, which began to afflict him a decade ago. In a statement issued Monday, the band said Tipton can still play some of their less-challenging songs, but he insisted that a replacement be named for the tour.Tipton will be replaced on the band’s “Firepower” tour by Andy Sneap, a veteran heavy metal producer, and the guitarist for the British band Hell.“I want everyone to know that it’s vital that the Judas Priest tour go ahead, and that I am not leaving the band; it’s simply that my role has changed,” Tipton said. “I don’t rule out the chance to go on stage … when I feel able to blast out some Priest! So at some point in the not too distant future, I’m really looking forward to seeing all of our wonderful metal maniacs once again.”The band’s tour begins March 13 in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Their biggest hits include “You’ve Got Another Thing Coming,’ “Living After Midnight” and “Breaking The Law.”Tipton was the lone remaining original member of Judas Priest’s twin-lead guitar attack that powered solos on tracks including “Electric Eye” and “Hell Bent For Leather.” Guitarist Richie Faulkner replaced the other founding guitarist, K.K. Downing, in 2011.Tipton’s bandmates Rob Halford (vocals), Ian Hill (bass), Scott Travis (drums) and Faulkner called Tipton “a true metal hero.”“We are not surprised by Glenn’s insistence that we complete the ‘Firepower’ tour and thank Andy for joining us to make Glenn’s wishes become real,” they said. “We have been privileged to witness Glenn’s determination and steadfast commitment over the years, showing his passion and self-belief through the writing, recording and performing sessions with Priest.”Last month, Neil Diamond announced his retirement from touring, also citing Parkinson’s.___Online:www.judaspriest.com___Follow Wayne Parry at http://twitter.com/WayneParryAC FILE- In this Oct. 24, 2015 file photo, Glenn Tipton of Judas Priest performs at the 2015 Knotfest USA in San Bernardino, Calif. Tipton is stepping down from touring due to Parkinson’s disease, a condition that began to afflict him a decade ago. He will be replaced on the band’s “Firepower” tour by Andy Sneap, a veteran heavy metal producer, and the guitarist for the British band Hell. (Photo by Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP, File) by Wayne Parry, The Associated Press Posted Feb 12, 2018 10:42 am PDT Last Updated Feb 12, 2018 at 12:20 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emailcenter_img Judas Priest guitarist Tipton won’t tour due to Parkinson’slast_img read more

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle leave at St George

first_img Prince Harry and Meghan Markle leave at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle after their wedding ceremony in Windsor, near London, England, Saturday, May 19, 2018. (Danny Lawson/pool photo via AP) WINDSOR, England – The Latest on the royal wedding (all times local):9:20 p.m.The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, otherwise known as Britain’s Prince Harry and bride Meghan Markle, will spend their first night as a married couple in Windsor Castle.An exclusive evening reception for 200 guests at the royal Frogmore House country estate could make it a late night before they can retire to the vast castle grounds.The newlyweds are expected to return to their home in Kensington Palace in London on Sunday.They are not immediately embarking on a honeymoon and have their first royal engagement as wife and husband scheduled at Buckingham Palace Tuesday.A honeymoon is expected to happen soon, though. Harry is partial to travelling in Africa, so it’s possible their destination may be somewhere there. After only two dates in 2016, they went camping together in Botswana.___7:10 p.m.Newlyweds Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have made a dramatic departure for their evening reception, making the short drive from Windsor Castle to Frogmore House in a classic Jaguar convertible with the top down.Markle, newly named by the queen as the Duchess of Sussex, wore a white gown with a high neck and bare shoulders designed by Stella McCartney for the reception, which will be hosted by Harry’s father, Prince Charles. Harry wore a tuxedo. Both had big smiles as Harry opened the car door for his bride.The silver blue Jaguar E-Type Concept Zero was originally manufactured in 1968 and now runs on electricity.Only 200 guests have been invited to the reception, which follows a larger lunchtime reception hosted by Queen Elizabeth II, Harry’s grandmother.Guests invited to Frogmore House, a royal estate in Windsor Home Park, were given a few hours after the lunch to rest and change outfits.Markle had planned to make a speech at the evening event.The streets of Windsor remain thronged with members of the public celebrating the royal wedding.___4:25 p.m.Elton John has performed for guests at newlyweds Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding reception.The singer was among 600 people invited to Saturday’s marriage ceremony at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle. He sported a bold pair of pink spectacles as he arrived with husband David Furnish.Kensington Palace says John “performed for the newly married couple in recognition of the close connection he has with Prince Harry and his family.”The palace did not disclose which songs the musician, who was made a knight in 1998 by Queen Elizabeth II in 1998, chose for the occasion.John was a close friend of Harry’s late mother, Princess Diana, and performed the song “Candle in the Wind” with recast lyrics at her funeral in 1997.___3:30 p.m.Meghan Markle was not the only star of the royal wedding on Saturday. The children who were her pageboys and bridesmaids captivated the crowd in Windsor and television audiences, too.Prince Harry’s nephew and niece —Prince George and Princess Charlotte— were among the six bridesmaids and four pageboys. The 10 attendants all are age 7 and under.The royal siblings are no strangers to performing wedding duties as they held the same roles at the wedding of Pippa Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge’s younger sister, last year.Princess Charlotte waved at crowds outside St George’s Chapel following the service — proving that she’s catching on quickly to the duties of royal life.___2:35 p.m.Chloe Edwards still can’t believe she had a conversation with George Clooney on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding day.The 16-year-old British army cadet yelled out to the actor as he and his wife, Amal Clooney, walked from St. George’s Chapel to a post-wedding reception hosted by Queen Elizabeth II.Edwards said: “I was like, ‘George.!’ and he came over, we had a bit of a conversation. It was fantastic. He asked if I had enjoyed the wedding.”Edwards received a coveted invitation to watch the procession from the grounds of Windsor Castle as recognition for her outstanding cadet work.“It was just so surreal,” she said. “I still don’t believe I was actually here. I just loved every moment.”Edwards said Prince Harry’s and Prince William’s military service has helped build morale.She said: “I think it’s brilliant that even though they’re royals, they still contribute toward the forces and it’s really an inspiration for the rest of the country.”___2:15 p.m.Guests are welcoming royal newlyweds Harry and Meghan at a reception featuring seasonal British produce and a nontraditional wedding cake.Kensington Palace says the 600 guests at the Windsor Castle wedding will eat canapés including Scottish langoustines, grilled English asparagus and croquette of confit Windsor lamb.There’s no sit-down meal at the lunchtime reception, but guests will be offered bowls of chicken fricassee with morel mushrooms, pea and mint risotto and slow-roasted pork belly.Place of honour will go to the wedding cake by California-raised London master baker Claire Ptak.The layered lemon and elderflower cake features ingredients including 200 Amalfi lemons and 10 bottles of elderflower cordial from Queen Elizabeth II’s Sandringham estate.The cake is decorated with Swiss meringue buttercream and 150 fresh flowers, mainly British and in season, including peonies and roses.The reception is hosted by Queen Elizabeth II. Prince William, his brother’s best man, is the master of ceremonies. Harry and his father, Prince Charles, are giving speeches. ___1:35 p.m.Meghan Markle reached 125 years back into the British monarchy’s vault to choose her wedding tiara.The diamond bandeau Markle wore was made for Queen Mary, who was crowned with husband King George V in 1911. The tiara was specifically designed to accommodate a brooch that was given to Mary in 1893 to commemorate her engagement to the then-Prince George.Queen Elizabeth II inherited the pieces in 1953. The grandmother of groom Prince Harry has hundreds of tiaras stored in locked vaults. Royal tradition holds that the queen would let Markle borrow one of the sparkly heirlooms.In the months before Saturday’s wedding, there had been speculation over whether Markle would continue the tiara tradition and if so, whether she would choose one that belonged to Harry’s late mother, Princess Diana.___1:30 p.m.A teenage cellist is getting praise for his performance at the royal wedding.Sheku Kanneh-Mason, who is 19, performed for 600 guests and a huge global television audience as the newlyweds Harry and Meghan, now the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, signed the register.Kanneh-Mason performed works including Franz Schubert’s “Ave Maria.” The cellist won the BBC’s Young Musician of the Year contest in 2016, the first black musician to do so.___1:20 p.m.The leader of the Episcopal Church has quoted civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. on the “redemptive power of love” as he blessed the marriage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.Most Rev. Michael Bruce Curry, who was hand-picked by the couple to deliver a sermon at their wedding, told the bride and groom Saturday that there was “power in love” and that “love can help and heal when nothing else can.”But Curry, a champion of civil rights causes and outspoken supporter of gay rights, continued “it’s not just for and about a young couple, who we rejoice with, it’s more than that.”Invoking the days of slavery in the United States, he said love helped those in captivity persevere.He told the couple love has “the power to change the world.”Curry says “when love is the way, we actually treat each other, well, like we are actual family.”___1:15 p.m.The royal newlyweds are taking a short trip through Windsor in a horse-drawn carriage, to the delight of thousands of well-wishers.The crowd roared as Harry and Meghan emerged from St. George’s Chapel and kissed at the top of the steps.The couple, now the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, will travel through Windsor in the Ascot Landau carriage before looping back to Windsor Castle for their reception.Tens of thousands of people have come to Windsor in hopes of catching a glimpse of the couple.___12:55 p.m.A buzzing crowd of Californians and British expatriates has packed into a Hollywood pub long before dawn for a pajama party and royal wedding viewing.British flags and pictures of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle hung all around the Cat & Fiddle Pub early Saturday. It’s just a few miles from Markle’s childhood schools.The sold-out pub is packed with guests wearing pyjamas party hats, nightgowns and crowns.Nottingham, England native Craig Young was giving a wedding-themed pub quiz as he wore a bathrobe and Harry mask.The 44-year-old actor says the wedding is especially sweet for Britons in LA because a woman from their adopted hometown is joining the royal family.It’s one of countless watch parties at pubs, hotels, movie theatres and elsewhere across the U.S.___12:40 p.m.The archbishop of Canterbury has declared Prince Harry and Meghan Markle husband and wife.Justin Welby, the head of the Church of England, has made the proclamation after the couple promised to love and cherish one another “till death us do part,” and exchanged rings.The British-American pair are now officially known as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, and the duchess will take her place among senior members of the royal family.Saturday’s ceremony took place at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor, the British royals’ longtime home.___12:10 p.m.Dean of Windsor David Conner has welcomed the congregation at the start of the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.The couple are standing at the altar in St. George’s Chapel. They smiled at each other as a soprano sang a work by Handel.As they stood at the altar, Harry said to Meghan: “You look amazing.”Markle arrived to a fanfare and walked down the aisle accompanied part of the way by Prince Charles, and by 10 young page boys and bridesmaids. The children include 4-year-old Prince George and 3-year-old Princess Charlotte, children of Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge.___12 p.m.Meghan Markle is wearing a dress by designer Clare Waight Keller for her wedding to Prince Harry.Markle’s choice is being closely watched Saturday given how big an impact royal wedding dresses have on what brides everywhere want to wear. Princess Diana’s 1981 wedding gown, with its romantic details and dramatic train, defined the ’80s fairytale bridal look.More recently, when Kate Middleton married Prince William in 2011, her long-sleeved lace gown immediately sparked a trend for more covered-up, traditional lace bridal dresses.___11:55 a.m.Queen Elizabeth II arrived at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor in a flared lime-colored dress in printed silk and an edge-to-edge coat with a lime silk tweed fastening.The royal palace said that both items of clothing were designed by Stuart Parvin. She was joined by her husband, Prince Philip. The guests stood to attention as the pair entered the chapel.___11:50 a.m.American television star Meghan Markle has arrived at St. George’s Chapel for her wedding to Prince Harry.Markle, who is being ferried to the grounds in a vintage maroon Rolls-Royce with her mother Doria Ragland, is expected to enter the chapel shortly.Prince Harry and his brother and best man Prince William were seated waiting for her on Saturday.___11:35 a.m.Prince Harry and best man Prince William have arrived at St. George’s Chapel for his royal wedding in Windsor to American actress Meghan Markle.The pair, dressed in formal military uniforms, waved and smiled as they stepped across the grounds of the 15th-century church.William, who was married to commoner Kate Middleton at a ceremony in 2011, is carrying his brother’s rings. Saturday’s ceremony is supposed to last about an hour.Other members of the royal family have taken their places inside St. George’s Chapel, including Harry’s uncles Prince Andrew and Prince Edward, his aunt Princess Anne and his cousins Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice.Guests are awaiting the arrival of the most senior royals, including Princes Charles, who will walk Markle down the aisle, and Queen Elizabeth II and her husband.___11:30 a.m.New York theatre producer Allen DeWane has a prime viewing spot on the sunlit grounds of Windsor Castle along the procession route Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will use. He was invited because of his charity work, and happy to have the chance to share the moment.The 47-year-old DeWane said: “I’m African-American and I’m very proud of Meghan Markle. She’s such a very class young lady. She carried herself so well and I think she’s made us all proud.”DeWane says his contacts in the industry speak highly of Markle’s professional conduct on the set of “Suits” when it was filmed in Canada.He said: “She’s got an excellent reputation with the workers and the crew, and not everyone does. It’s not talked about every day on the streets, but I think the majority of African-Americans are quite proud of her. And happy.”___11:25 a.m.American actress Meghan Markle has arrived at her hotel on her way to the royal wedding.The 10-mile (16-kilometre) trip will take her to St. George’s Chapel in Windsor, where she will marry Prince Harry.Markle waved for the cameras as the car she was travelling in, a vintage Rolls-Royce, drove past Saturday. She appeared to be wearing a white dress and a long veil.___11:15 a.m.Patsy Small, a 53-year-old nursery manager who was invited to the Windsor Castle grounds, says she is “very British” but she has close relatives in the United States who have been calling her in the last few days to talk about Meghan Markle.Small said: “As a black British woman I am so happy. Everyone’s phoned me from the States this morning, they are so happy that she’s here, that she’s biracial, all they’ve been saying is black people in America are so proud and so happy.”She said she is very impressed with Prince Harry and Prince William.Small said of Markle joining the royal family: “Will this bridge the gap? We don’t know. But one thing we know is these two boys are real. Harry and William. They are real. They go to the West Indies. They go to Africa. They are trying to have a legacy like their mother. They know they’re royals, they know who they are. But they are also entwined with the general public and the community. They have a mind of their own.”___10:55 a.m.Tennis great Serena Williams and soccer star David Beckham are among famous guests from the world of sports attending the wedding of Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle.Williams, a 23-time Grand Slam champion, said on Instagram on Saturday that she was “getting ready for my friends wedding.” She later walked into the chapel.Williams returned to the WTA tour briefly this year, after a 14-month absence to give birth to her daughter. But she withdrew from the ongoing Italian Open, saying she wasn’t “100 per cent ready to compete,” leaving her free for the wedding.Beckham won six Premier League titles at Manchester United and had 115 appearances for England. He also won league titles in Spain (Real Madrid), the United States (LA Galaxy) and France (PSG).Stars from the rugby world included Sir Clive Woodward, who coached England to the world cup in 2003, and Jonny Wilkinson, a member of that title-winning team.___10:35 a.m.A-list couples including George and Amal Clooney have arrived for the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.Crowds cheered as the Hollywood star and his lawyer spouse arrived at Windsor Castle — he in a grey suit, she in mustard yellow dress and matching hat.David and Victoria Beckham have also arrived at St. George’s Chapel for the ceremony. The former soccer star doffed his sunglasses to pose for photos with well-wishers. Designer Victoria wore a smart navy blue ensemble and hat with half-veil.___10:15 a.m.Kensington Palace says that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have chosen Cleave & Company to make their rings.The American actress’ ring has been made with Welsh gold given by Queen Elizabeth II. The company also made her engagement ring.Prince Harry’s ring is a platinum band with a textured finish.Prince William will carry the rings into St George’s Chapel on Saturday.___10 a.m.St. George’s Chapel has been given an overnight makeover with flower arrangements at the main entry door and inside the great room where Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will wed.A cascading hedgerow style using native flowers and foliage graces the entryway. A similar display was inside.Senior chapel official Charlotte Manley said the flowers were put in overnight while other decorations were put in place in recent days.She said Markle helped choose the plants but has not seen them in place. That will happen when she arrives to be wed.The chapel was filled with light from the extensive stain glass window on a bright sunny morning as guests started to arrive.___9:50 a.m.Oprah Winfrey and Idris Elba are among the first guests to arrive at Windsor Castle for the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.The American talk-show titan and the London-born Hollywood star are among celebrities, royalty, athletes and family friends in the 600-strong congregation invited to St. George’s Chapel in Windsor.Singer James Blunt has also arrived Saturday at the gothic chapel, where the wedding will start at noon (1100GMT).Royal relatives on hand include Charles Spencer, the brother of Harry’s late mother Princess Diana.___9:20 a.m.Royal fans have come from near and far for a glimpse of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on their wedding day in Windsor.Hundreds camped out overnight to get a prime spot outside for the newlyweds’ horse-drawn carriage near Windsor Castle after the ceremony.“I woke up wet, and I’m freezing cold, my back is sore, and I just want to go to bed,” said Bernadette Christie, a Canadian from Grand Prairie, Alberta.“I’m here for that 10 seconds when that coach goes around the corner,” she said. “It’ll be well worth it.”Farkahanda Ahmed came with her mother and a friend from Slough, a few miles from Windsor, arriving at 4 a.m. to get a good spot. The trio wore Union Jack hijabs in honour of the occasion.“It’s a proud moment for us — times are changing,” Ahmed said. “Who would have thought a Hollywood actress would become a British princess?“We are proud to be British and we wanted to come here and show our support.”___9 a.m.The members of the public selected for prime viewing spots for the royal wedding have started arriving.Alan Scott was one of the first arrivals among the roughly 2,600 people invited to watch the procession from the grounds of Windsor Castle. He was invited because of his 45 years of service to scouting, an activity that enjoys much royal family support.He will have a front row view of the wedding procession and hoped for a good chance to see Prince Harry and Meghan Markle after the ceremony.The 69-year-old Scott had come in from Lincolnshire the night before for the big event.“It’s a great honour,” he said of the unexpected invite. “The atmosphere is great. The royals are great supporters of everything and the young element is really coming through. I think they’re going to take things forward.”___8:30 a.m.Royal watchers have swarmed the first trains from London to Windsor as they headed for the wedding of Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle.At the station in Slough, the changing point for travellers from London, revelers found sign boards reading “All aboard the royal wedding special to Harry & Meghan Central.”Many of those on the standing room only trains were Americans, including Christine Clancy from Virginia.Clancy says she’s “always been a royal fan — not an extreme one — I just love British history and love the royals. I just wanted to be part of the wedding celebration.”Irene Bowdry, a lawyer from California, booked her trip with four friends as soon as the date was announced. She said “an American in the royal family, isn’t that so exciting?”___8:20 a.m.Queen Elizabeth II has conferred a dukedom on Prince Harry — making him the Duke of Sussex, Earl of Dumbarton and Baron Kilkeel.The new title will mean that when Harry marries American actress Meghan Markle later Saturday in Windsor, she will become the Duchess of Sussex.The secondary titles are for use in Scotland and Northern Ireland.The monarch similarly bestowed titles on the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge before their wedding in 2011.___8 a.m.Thousands of people are on the streets outside Windsor Castle after many of them camped overnight to grab the best spots to catch a glimpse of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on their wedding day.It was the fourth night sleeping rough for Canadian royal-watcher Bernadette Christie, who says it will be well worth it if she sees the royal couple pass by in their state carriage.Christie says, “I’m freezing cold, my back is sore, and I just want to go to bed.”But she is unrepentant. She says “I’m here for that ten seconds when the coach comes around the corner.”Police and security marshals are out in force to ensure the safety of the tens of thousands of people expected to converge on Windsor during the day.___5 a.m.The big day is finally here: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are to wed at St. George’s Chapel on the grounds of Windsor Castle.It all started with a blind date two years ago that went very, very well.That has turned into a global mega-event Saturday that is helping reshape the British monarchy and will be watched by tens of millions of TV viewers around the world. by The Associated Press Posted May 18, 2018 2:09 am PDT Last Updated May 19, 2018 at 2:20 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emailcenter_img The Latest: Royal newlyweds to spend night in Windsor Castlelast_img read more

LOS ANGELES Calif – A fastmoving wildfire in So

first_img LOS ANGELES, Calif. – A fast-moving wildfire in Southern California has scorched a historic movie site recently used by the HBO series “Westworld” and forced numerous celebrities to join the thousands fleeing flames that have claimed homes and prompted the total evacuation of the celebrity enclave Malibu.Kim Kardashian West, Scott Baio, Rainn Wilson and Guillermo del Toro are among numerous celebrities forced to evacuate their homes, in some cases hurriedly trying to arrange transport for their horses. Some, like del Toro and Caitlyn Jenner, did not know the fate of their homes, but the wind-driven wildfire has destroyed the home of “Dr. Strange” director Scott Derrickson and the historic Paramount Ranch where shows like HBO’s “Westworld” and “Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman” were filmed.The blaze started Thursday night and by Friday had pushed toward Malibu and the Pacific Ocean, prompting evacuations in Malibu, Calabasas, Aguora Hills and other nearby areas.Alyssa Milano said her home is “in jeopardy” in hopes evacuating her 5 horses. The actress ultimately got the help she needed and tweeted that her “Horses are finally safe. My children are safe. My home is in jeopardy but… everything with a heartbeat is safe. Thank you all for your concern.”The celebrity website TMZ reported that Jenner’s home was burned, but her publicist said that was not yet confirmed. The Olympic gold medallist safely evacuated.Kardashian West posted video on Instagram of an area on fire with a message “Pray for Calabasas.” She said she landed back home, spent one hour packing and evacuated shortly afterward.Derrickson said he is safe despite losing his home.The Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area said the Paramount Ranch known as the “Western Town” served as a location for productions ranging from 1938’s “The Adventures of Marco Polo” to TV shows “The Mentalist” and “Weeds.” The location known as “Western Town” is set in the mountains west of Los Angeles dates to 1927 when Paramount Pictures leased the ranch and began making films there.Western Town specifically was built for TV productions in the 1950s and was used for such westerns as “The Cisco Kid” and “Dick Powell’s Zane Grey Theatre.”Filming continued for decades even as the ranch changed hands. It was acquired by the National Park Service in 1980 but has continued to function as a filming location, serving as a location for the first two seasons of the sci-fi series “Westworld.” HBO said it did not know extent of the damage and expressed concern for “all those affected by these horrible fires.”When not in use for filming, visitors could stroll through Western Town while hiking or ride through on horseback.Actor James Wood asked nearly 2 million of his Twitter followers to use the hashtag #CampFireJamesWoods to help share names of those who are missing. He tweeted resources for horse owners to have their animals evacuated, and called Milano’s report that her family and horses had been evacuated “good news.” Woods was not among those displaced — he tweeted that he was on the East Coast.___Associated Press Writer John Antczak contributed to the report in Los Angeles. Celebrities flee fast-moving Southern California wildfire by Jonathan Landrum Jr., The Associated Press Posted Nov 9, 2018 2:15 pm PDT Last Updated Nov 9, 2018 at 5:20 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emailcenter_img FILE – In this March 4, 2018 file photo, Caitlyn Jenner arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, Calif. A fast-moving wildfire in Southern California has scorched a historic movie site recently used by the HBO series “Westworld” and forced numerous celebrities to join the thousands fleeing flames that have claimed homes and prompted the total evacuation of the celebrity enclave Malibu. Kim Kardashian West, Scott Baio, Rainn Wilson and Guillermo del Toro are among numerous celebrities forced to evacuate their homes, in some cases hurriedly trying to arrange transport for their horses. Some, like del Toro and Caitlyn Jenner, did not know the fate of their homes. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File) last_img read more

House to convene on Sunday over coop other bills Update 1

first_imgParliament will convene in a special session on Sunday to discuss and vote on a series of bills including state guarantees that will make the co-op-Hellenic Bank deal possible, new provisions to tackle non-performing loans and homeowner protection for those hit by the crisis who cannot meet their obligations.Parliament had been scheduled to meet on Friday, but a party leader meeting on Thursday morning decided to move the session to Sunday at 4pm to give MPs time to discuss the bills in the House finance committee.Ruling Disy chief and committee chairman Averof Neophytou said the issue would be done and dusted by Monday morning, potentially ending a week of uncertainty that prompted Co-op bank depositors to withdraw millions in cash.The run on the Co-op was prompted by ill-timed comments made before the House watchdog committee last Thursday by a central bank senior official who left no doubt as to the Co-op bank’s fate if the deal with Hellenic bank didn’t go through.Under the circumstances, and taking into account the information available, this is the best that could be achieved,” Yiangos Demetriou, the CBC’s head of supervision told the House watchdog committee. “Let me be clear, if the deal is not completed and if all that needs to be done is not done, the alternative solution would be disastrous.”Neophytou, who has taken a leading role in the effort to put the issue to bed and restore a fragile confidence to the banking sector, said MPs would continue discussion of the bills on Friday morning and if necessary on Saturday and Sunday before the plenum.The plan is for the MPs to discuss all the bills as one package – six government bills and three party proposals.The Disy chief said he was certain that the state guarantees to Hellenic will go through despite the difference of opinion, as will the new framework on bad debts, which will also afford more protection, and a more effective framework ‘to go after strategic defaulters’.As long as the people who must be protected are protected, the provisions relating to foreclosures will go through, will be effective, and will secure stability in the financial sector.“With consensus, we can on one hand protect those who need it and on the other convey the correct messages that must be conveyed to the overwhelming majority of citizens who pay taxes, who pay instalments, and not create the impression that they are stupid while the others are the smart ones,” Neophytou said.Included in the bills are two proposals Neophytou himself tabled with the agreement of the government and the central bank designed to regulate the transition period at the co-operative bank so that everything goes smoothly.One allows the Co-op to continue to operate so that it can complete all pending issues after the central bank withdraws its licence, as is dictated by law. The second one provides for liquidity to be afforded to the Co-op by Hellenic if such a problem arises during the transition.  You May LikeInfo-life.xyz10 Best Concept Cars For The FutureInfo-life.xyzUndoBundooChoosing a changing pad and tableBundooUndoarea399.comHow to Upgrade Your Original PS4 Hard Drive HDDarea399.comUndo Limassol police investigating attempted murderUndoState Legal Service condemns attack on attorney-generalUndoCompanies must use buying power to root out slavery, says UK officialUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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