Injury Knocks out Bailly from Ivory Coast’s AFCON 2019 Squad

first_imgThe Africa Cup of Nations is from June 21 to July 19 in Egypt.Ivory Coast’s Elephants are one of the favourites for the tournament and have been drawn in a group that also contains Morocco, South Africa and Namibia.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Manchester United defender Eric Bailly will miss the final two games of the season and this summer’s Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt after sustaining a knee injury in Sunday’s 1-1 draw with Chelsea.The Ivory Coast international, 25, injured his medial ligament in a collision with Chelsea midfielder Mateo Kovacic during the second half.Bailly was starting his first Premier League game since February 3.last_img read more

Guyana listed as “major money laundering jurisdiction” – US report

first_imgThe US Department of State’s International Narcotics Control Strategy Report (INCSR) Volume Two of March 2018 has listed Guyana, among many other countries, as “major money laundering jurisdictions in 2017”. The report declared that there was a lack of strong interagency cooperation among anti-money laundering (AML) and drug-fighting agencies, adding that these departments did not have adequate human resources and the necessary training for complete effectiveness.The report called for more training, education, and resources to improve the fight against money laundering. In its 2018 overview of Guyana, the INCSR posited that “narcotics trafficking and government corruption are the primary sources of laundered funds”. Other issues outlined were human trafficking, illicit gold mining, contraband, and tax evasion.The report reiterated that Guyana was a transit country for South American cocaine destined for Europe, the Caribbean and North America, noting that traffickers were attracted to Guyana’s remote airstrips, porous land borders, and weak security infrastructure.It was outlined that Guyana should continue to provide training to “increase awareness and understanding of AML laws within the judiciary and agencies. The major agencies involved in anti drug and money laundering efforts, such as the Guyana Police Force (GPF); Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA); the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU); the Special Organised Crimes Unit (SOCU) and the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) were observed as not being effective enough owing to “inadequate human resources, insufficient training, and a lack of strong interagency cooperation”.Apart from Guyana, Brazil, Barbados, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, Venezuela, Trinidad and Tobago, Peru, Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States itself were, among many others, listed as “Major Money Laundering Jurisdictions in 2017”.Only last month former Attorney General (AG) Anil Nandlall accused his successor, Basil Williams, of conveying the impression that the country was compliant with the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) requirements, based on statements he had made in the National Assembly.He had pointed out that Williams admitted in Parliament he was informed by the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF) that amendments made to the AML/CFT Amendment Bill in 2015 were in violation of the international guidelines.Williams, he had observed, told the House that he was also directed to remove them from the legislation.Nandlall recalled that when the coalition took office in 2015, the first Bill it passed was the AML/CFT Amendment Bill, Number 1 of 2015. It was tabled at the very first sitting of the 11th Parliament.“It contained all of the objectionable amendments. It was tabled by Williams. He was boastful that he was able to pass the Bills that the previous Government could not pass. It is obvious, therefore, that we were never compliant with the international requirements, as the AG (had) previously informed the nation,” he stressed last monthThe former AG had also noted that while in Opposition, the now Government caused Guyana to be blacklisted by the CFATF, and to be sanctioned internationally. “Now in Government, they have caused the very same thing to happen!” he posited in March.last_img read more

Water war in Iowa less than heavenly

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest In the 1989 movie, Field of Dreams, there is a magical scene where Shoeless Joe Jackson appears from the cornfield surrounding the ball diamond that farmer Ray Kinsella has built. Shoeless Joe inquires, “Is this heaven?” Ray Kinsella replies, “No, it’s Iowa.”The other morning, while reviewing some online legal updates, I discovered a case pending in federal court in the Hawkeye State. My immediate thought was, “Is this hell? No, it is Iowa.”Let me explain. The Des Moines Water Works (a regional utility that provides drinking water) sued three rural, northwest, sparsely populated Iowa counties (Sac, Calhoun and Buena Vista) in federal court. All three operate drainage districts. The lawsuit accuses the counties of threatening the health of 500,000 central Iowans by discharging large amounts of nitrate from drainage ditches into the Raccoon River without a federal permit, in violation of the Clean Water Act.This is creative lawyering, to say the least. The utility is arguing that pollution that originated on scattered farms is subject to permit requirements set out in the U.S. Clean Water Act, which has always exempted runoff from farms from regulation. Agricultural surface water runoff has been exempt because it comes from many sources. Typically, the Clean Water Act is designed to require permits that limit pollution from single sources or “point sources” that can be regulated. These facilities, which include some large livestock confinement operations, as well as sewage treatment plants and factories, regularly emit pollution that can be directly measured. In the case of runoff, the nitrogen can come from farms, yards, golf courses and other sources, and it would be difficult, perhaps impossible, to trace back to specific sources.Des Moines Water Works asserts that the water in question in the lawsuit is not surface water, but ground water because it flows from field tiles. Iowa has over 3,000 drainage districts. Like much of the Midwest, Iowa is prime agricultural land because of field tile. It will be interesting to see how this argument plays out in federal court. For years, farm drainage tile has not been considered a point source of pollution.What is disturbing is the behavior of Des Moines Water Works. They point the finger directly at agriculture for nitrates in the water in Des Moines, yet this same utility dumps the nitrate they remove back into the river that heads downstream toward Ottumwa. What’s good for the goose…The trial is a year away. The legal fees to date have been high. Furthermore, the case has divided citizens into anti-farmer and pro-farmer, with polls showing the anti group with more members. Farmers are disgusted because many have embraced wise environmental practices for years. In addition, Iowa recently passed the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy that offers multiple methods farmers can use to voluntarily address environmental issues.Should the utility prevail, the U.S. EPA could make radical changes requiring permits of Iowa’s 3,000 drainage ditches that could lead to regulations on individual farms. This case could be precedential as other entities in other states march to the courts. It is also possible that the EPA could install a general permit category for farms that would change little.If the counties win, voluntary conservation efforts continue. The bad will generated by legal action, however, likely remains.It seems to me that the goal of safe drinking water is universal. It is unfortunate that the utility chose to sue rather than to work towards the common goal. To date, the only winners are the lawyers who are profiting from this divisive action.In the meantime, I watch for updates about this case and hope for a happy ending. And I think of that scene from Field of Dreams. “Is this heaven?” “No, it’s Iowa.”last_img read more

Weekly Poll: Did the Web Win?

first_imgRelated Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting alex williams The keynotes yesterday from CloudConnect provided some highlights that remind us how different the universe can look when viewed from the Web.It’s a far different landscape that you see when viewing the world from the enterprise.On the Web, the apps are built on top of simple, commoditized stacks. Cloudscaling CEO Randy Bias said in his keynote that Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the one enterprise providers need to beat. Cisco’s Cloud CTO Lew Tucker said in his keynote that the Web won.AWS is winning because it picked the winning architecture. He says costs are six to eight times less than what it costs to build the infrastructures as developed by enterprise cloud services. This is due to the fundamentally different architecture that was used to build legacy apps. Enterprise providers are building cloud services for legacy apps. The effort now is to move those apps to the cloud. This increases expenses considerably when recreating an environment that was built for on-premise systems.To move legacy apps to the cloud creates an online silo. Web apps are built for the Web.What do you think? A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#cloud#cloud computing 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Ireland vs Moldova: Team news & TV

first_imgWC Qualification Europe Republic of Ireland vs Moldova: TV channel, stream, kick-off time, odds & match preview Ryan Kelly Last updated 2 years ago 19:31 10/6/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Shane Long Republic of Ireland Georgia World Cup qualifier Getty WC Qualification Europe Republic of Ireland Republic of Ireland v Moldova Moldova The Boys in Green play the first of two crucial matches as they attempt hold on to their slim chances of booking a place in Russia next year The Republic of Ireland take on Moldova in their penultimate World Cup qualifier, with a crunch showdown against Wales to follow three days later as they aim to keep their hopes of reaching the tournament alive.Martin O’Neill’s team are currently third in Group D, five points behind leaders Serbia and one point behind second-place Wales, meaning that their chances of automatic qualification are slim. Indeed, due to the nature of reaching the play-offs, even a second-place finish may not be enough.However, the Boys in Green remain determined to give their fans something to cheer about in their final home game of the cycle and set themselves up nicely for a crucial meeting with Wales in Cardiff next week. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. Game Republic of Ireland vs Moldova Date Friday, October 6 Time 19:45 BST / 14:45 ET TV CHANNEL & LIVE STREAM Republic of Ireland celebrate against GeorgiaIn the UK, the game will be available to watch live on television on Sky Sports Football, as well as being available to stream live using Sky Go. Viewers in Ireland will be able to watch live on RTE 2 or online using the RTE Player. UK TV channel Online stream Sky Sports Football Sky Go In the US, the game will not be shown live on television, but it can be watched in full on a delayed broadcast on ESPN Deportes. However, it will be available to stream live online using WatchESPN. US TV channel Online stream ESPN Deportes WatchESPN SQUADS & TEAM NEWS Position Republic of Ireland players Goalkeepers Randolph, Elliot, Doyle Defenders O’Shea, Ward, Clark, Keogh, Christie, Duffy, Long Midfielders McGeady, Whelan, McClean, Hoolahan, Brady, Hendrick, Meyler, Arter, O’Kane, O’Dowda, Hourihane Forwards Long, Murphy, Hogan, Maguire Ireland are without a number of key players for the games against Moldova and Wales with captain Seamus Coleman still on the road to recovery from a broken leg, while Jonathan Walters is ruled out due to a knee injury.Kevin Doyle was named in the initial squad but withdrew following his abrupt retirement, while Keiren Westwood also pulled out due to injury. Everton midfielder James McCarthy was included, despite objections from his manager Ronald Koeman, but he will play no part against Moldova. Daryl Horgan, David McGoldrick, Aiden O’Brien and Jonny Hayes will also miss out.Potential starting XI: Randolph; Ward, Clark, Duffy, Christie; Meyler, Arter, Hendrick, Brady, McClean; Long. Position Moldova players Goalkeepers Cebanu, Pasceno, Koselev, Mitu Defenders Epureanu, Bordian, Racu, Bolohan, Posmac, Graur, Rozgoniuc, Ojog Midfielders Gatcan, Cebotaru, Dedov, Cojocari, Antoniuc, Ionita, Tigirlas, Pascenco, Ivanov, Cociuc, Anton, Paireli Forwards Ginsari, Ambros, Platica Moldova are without the talents of veteran attacker Igor Bugaiov, who scored when the sides met in Chisinau last October. However, they are able to call upon the majority of the squad who kept Wales scoreless until the 80th minute last month.They will look to the leadership qualities of Istanbul Basaksehir defender Alexandru Epureanu at the back as they mount a resistance, while the experience of midfielder Artur Ionita, who plays in Serie A with Cagliari, will also be an asset.Potential starting XI: Cebanu; Rozgoniuc, Epureanu, Posmac, Bordian; Anton, Ionita, Dedov, Pascenco, Graur; GinsariBETTING & MATCH ODDS Martin O'Neill IrelandIreland are 1/8 favourites to win at home according to dabblebet, with Moldova priced at 16/1 to record an upset and a draw is available at 15/2.Click here to see all the markets available, including first goalscorer, for the World Cup qualifier between Ireland and Moldova.GAME PREVIEW Robbie Brady Cyrus Christie Harry Arter Republic of IrelandIreland began their qualification campaign well, wrapping up 2016 with a historic away win over Austria, but they seem to have taken their eyes off the prize in 2017, failing to win any of their four qualifiers this year. Among those results was a disappointing away draw against Georgia, which was followed by a deflating home defeat to Serbia.The upshot of their dismal 2017 displays is that O’Neill’s men are facing the possibility of failing to qualify for the World Cup, with a place in the play-offs not even guaranteed should they win their remaining matches.Despite that looming prospect, the Football Association of Ireland have extended the former Aston Villa boss’ contract, which may help to settle the squad somewhat, and there is a sense of defiance within the camp about their chances.Having underwhelmed in their last two games, O’Neill will be keen for his players to use the home match against Moldova as a statement of intent with a decisive game against Wales on the horizon.last_img read more

Jim Harbaugh’s Michigan Jordan Coaches’ Hat Revealed

first_imgJim Harbaugh speaks as he is introduced as the new Head Coach of the University of Michigan football team.ANN ARBOR, MI – DECEMBER 30: Jim Harbaugh speaks as he is introduced as the new Head Coach of the University of Michigan football team at the Junge Family Champions Center on December 30, 2014 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)Jim Harbaugh’s new coaching hat has been revealed.Alejandro Zuniga of MaizenBrew posted a photo on Twitter today of the Michigan head coach’s new Air Jordan hat that he will wear on the sideline.Here it is:Jim Harbaugh’s hat for the 2016-17 football season: pic.twitter.com/DVibrXctVX— Alejandro Zúñiga (@ByAZuniga) July 29, 2016Harbaugh’s coaching shirt (which he designed) was revealed earlier this month. This (but in blue and w/ a thin M) is Jim Harbaugh’s new coaching shirt. He designed it. pic.twitter.com/8ID6UFE44K— Nick Baumgardner (@nickbaumgardner) July 20, 2016Michigan officially becomes a Nike school on Aug. 1. The Wolverines signed a $173 million contract with The Swoosh that will run through 2027.As part of the deal, the Wolverines’ football team will be outfitted by Nike’s Jordan brand. All of the football gear – including the uniforms – will have the Jumpman logo.The football jerseys are set to be unveiled at a special ceremony in Detroit on Tuesday.last_img read more