Manchester City Aguero scores 100th goal at Etihad Stadium as exit rumours swirl Thomas Floyd @thomasfloyd10 Last updated 1 year ago 00:04 12/24/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Manchester City Sergio Agüero Manchester City v AFC Bournemouth AFC Bournemouth Premier League Transfers The Argentine striker opened the scoring against Bournemouth on Saturday to hit the milestone amid talk he’s unhappy with life under Pep Guardiola Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero scored his 100th goal at the Etihad Stadium amid rumours his time at the club is coming to an end.The Argentina international headed home a Fernandinho cross to give City a 27th-minute lead over Bournemouth on Saturday. That strike gave Aguero a century of goals in all competitions at the Etihad since he joined the club from Atletico Madrid in 2011.And Aguero got his 101st goal in the 79th minute, scoring City’s third of the evening in what ended up being a 4-0 thrashing of the Cherries. Article continues below Editors’ Picks 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. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player 100 – Sergio Aguero’s goal was the 100th that he has scored at the Etihad Stadium for Manchester City in all competitions. Century. pic.twitter.com/N00PG5WZBS— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) December 23, 2017Goal reported on Friday that Aguero is again discontent with life under Pep Guardiola at City, with the striker feeling his past achievements and efforts to adapt his game over the past year are being taken for granted.Aguero could leave the Premier League leaders as soon as the January transfer window, with Real Madrid monitoring his situation, according to Marca.The 29-year-old, who became City’s all-time leading goalscorer in November, has recorded 15 goals in 20 matches this season while sharing minutes up top with up-and-coming Brazilian star Gabriel Jesus.
Superstar violinist and Olympic skier, Vanessa-Mae, is hoping she can help orchestrate a wave of public support for ending animal testing in Thailand.A statement from the Thai government, that it has agreed in principle to look at ending animal testing for cosmetics, has struck a chord with the Cruelty Free International Ambassador, who is currently in Thailand visiting family and the Thai Olympic Committee.In April 2015 Cruelty Free International received confirmation from the Ministry of Public Health in Thailand that it is now in the process of reviewing the availability of local laboratories and decision-makers to use non-animal safety testing for cosmetics. Vanessa-Mae, whose father comes from Thailand, is hoping to use her profile in the country to place a spotlight on the issue and encourage the Ministry of Public Health to make good on their intention to phase out cosmetics tests on animals.Vanessa-Mae says: “I am proud of my Thai heritage and the family roots I have in this country, so I am very encouraged to hear from Cruelty Free International that the Thai government has in principle accepted a phase-out of animal testing for cosmetics. I know that many people in Thailand are eager and impatient to hear of progress towards implementing this. It is now time for Thailand to demonstrate to the world that it is a modern, forward-thinking nation and to join the increasing number of compassionate countries around the globe showing their commitment to ending the horrific and unnecessary practice of animal testing for cosmetics.”Michelle Thew, Cruelty Free International CEO, said: “We are delighted with the open-minded response shown so far from the government in Thailand towards adopting humane methods of testing cosmetics. The intention shows that Thailand is very much in tune with the growing anti-animal testing sentiment spreading across the globe. The move away from animal experiments for cosmetics is snowballing and we hope for an opportunity to work with the Thai authorities to make this happen and help progress the issue across ASEAN.”Since the EU ban on animal cosmetics testing in 2013, Cruelty Free International has led the campaign to see similar action implemented globally, including in Thailand and the ASEAN community. In Vietnam a programme to train local scientists in alternatives to animal tests for cosmetics was funded by the organisation. In 2014, Cruelty Free International delivered a ground-breaking scientific report on the alternatives to animal tests to over one hundred governments around the globe, including Thailand. The report, ‘Meeting the Global Challenge: A guide to assessing the safety of cosmetics without using animals’ is a roadmap designed to help governments, politicians, regulators and cosmetics manufacturers worldwide switch to alternative ways of testing products. It describes the alternative approaches that are available to replace animals and shows how they are more reliable, faster and cheaper than the animal tests they replace.
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John Murray APTN National NewsRoddy Sampare stood before the commissioners at the national inquiry hearings in Smithers, B.C. and told the story of his family’s tragedy like he had told it a thousand times before.“The pain doesn’t go away,” he said. “You know, I was sitting in the other room listening to the people who lost their loved ones through murder. At least some of them had the chance to bury their loved one. “We didn’t get that chance. It really hurts inside.”His sister, Virginia Sampare, from the Gitsegukla First Nation, an hour by car from Smithers, vanished on Oct. 14, 1971.At some point around 1995, the RCMP closed her file and didn’t reopen it until the Pickton investigation.Police believed she was a victim of Robert Picton – a pig farmer in British Columbia who was convicted of second degree murder in the deaths of six women.But Virginia Sampare’s DNA never turned up on Picton’s farm.It left the family in limbo because the police didn’t share any information with the family – until yesterday.Winnie Sampare, Virginia’s sister, stood at the inquiry in disbelief, to talk about the family meeting with the RCMP.“We actually met with them yesterday,” Winnie Sampare said. “The other shocking information for us was that he shared that our chief councillor and others had gone to the RCMP detachment and told them that there was footprints found at the Gitsegukla River and they believe that it was hers.“The reason why I say it was shocking information is that information from the Chief Councillor wasn’t shared with the family. This was new to us yesterday.”The band council, and the RCMP kept the information from the family for more than 45 years.“To me that sounds like maybe that’s why they stopped the search,” she said. “We don’t know.”Even with this new information, Roddy Sampare said he still doesn’t trust the police.“I feel the RCMP isn’t telling us the whole story when they talk to us and tell us the file is closed,” he said. “I asked for a copy of the file and they wouldn’t give it to me.”And this new information has left him, and the rest of the Sampare family, confused.“I can’t see it. The whole area is just rocks. You can’t leave footprints on the rocks, unless you have muddy feet I guess. So I don’t know what’s happening there,” he said.Roddy Sampare said he didn’t feel he was given enough time to review the file, and asked for a copy, but RCMP declined.He told the inquiry the last time they heard from the RCMP before Tuesday was during the Pickton investigation.Today marks day two of testimony at the public hearings for the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls at the The Dze L K’ant Friendship Centre.Roddy Sampare told the commissioners that his sister was listed on the band list as deceased.His mother asked him to accompany her to a band council meeting so she could ask a question.“So she asked the band, she said, if my daughter is deceased can you take me to where she is at so I can bring her home and put her to rest,” Sampare said. “That’s what my mom said to the band council at the time.“So today on the band list she is listed as missing.”The last day for testimony at the Smithers hearings at the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls is Thursday.Contact John here: [email protected]
Kent DriscollAPTN NewsNunavut’s Representative for Children and Youth says mental health services available to the territory’s young people are not meeting their needs.Sherry McNeil-Mulak, who led an exhaustive review of Nunavut’s mental health regime for youth, said the results were similar across the board.“While there are many positive initiatives, and dedicated individuals, working to provide mental health services to young people across the territory, the current system is clearly inadequate, and is failing to meet the needs of Nunavut’s children and youth,” McNeil-Mulak said, having interviewed 475 individuals, including 225 young people.According to the report, those responsible for mental health know more needs to be done.Eighty-two per cent of Government of Nunavut service providers told the McNeil-Mulak’s office that mental health services are not adequate, while 72 per cent said the quality of existing services isn’t enough.Members of the public were even harder on the territorial government, with 91 per cent saying there isn’t enough mental health programming for youth, and 83 per cent saying that what exists is of poor quality.There are 15 recommendations contained within the report, which will be presented to the Nunavut Legislative Assembly later this year.“Each of the recommendations in the report is aimed at improving the unacceptable state of mental health services for children and youth in Nunavut,” McNeil-Mulak explained.Among McNeil-Mulak’s recommendations is that the territory begin to follow a previously accepted 2015 recommendation from the Coroner’s office to provide a formal follow-up protocol after suicide attempts, including contacting family.“We are aware that much of what we heard during our review has been said before, and that some of the recommendations that we have made, have been made before,” she said. “However, until children and youth in Nunavut are able to access the mental health services that they need, that they have a right to, in their own territory, we will continue to urge the Government of Nunavut to implement these recommendations.”Sherry McNeil-Mulak (middle) says more than 200 youth in Nunavut were interviewed for the report. Kent Driscoll/APTN.Recommendations are broken down into five categories: mental health in schools, mental health services, mental health workforce, and awareness and recreational activities.The lack of services plays a huge role in Nunavut’s staggering suicide rate.Between Nunavut’s founding in April 1999 and the end of 2017, 545 Inuit died by suicide, 62 per cent of whom were under the age of 25.The report points out that mental health in Nunavut’s youth is linked to a variety of factors, each one weighing down on the young person. Seventy per cent of Inuit homes are food insecure, eight times the national average.Thirty-nine per cent of Inuit in Nunavut live in overcrowded homes. In 2017 and 2018, 519 people in Nunavut were admitted to family violence shelters; 268 of those were children.Nunavut’s sexual assault rate is nine times the national average.A large part of the review’s efforts were spent talking to actual Nunavut youth.“A key priority for our office when conducting this review was to elevate the voices of young people,” McNeil-Mulaq explained. “Throughout our review, young people from across this territory offered their thoughts and ideas on how to improve mental health services to better meet their needs, and we listened.”The interviews with youth are the most telling part of the report. Currently, there are no clinical mental health services in any of Nunavut’s schools, and the students told the Advocate’s Office that they are desperately needed.When asked what would improve mental health services, one youth responded: “Having a counsellor other than just our guidance counsellor in the school.”The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child is used as an example throughout the report. Signed by 150 countries in 1990, it contains 54 articles that outline basic human rights for children.Of those 54, the Child Advocate’s office says Nunavut is failing on 16 of the [email protected]@KentDriscoll
Jessica Patrick. Photo courtesy of the family.Laurie HamelinAPTN NewsThe family of 18-year-old Jessica Patrick, who’s body was found outside Smithers B.C. last September are demanding answers.It has been nine months and the North District Major Crime Unit (MCU) has not yet released a cause of death.“The Major Crime Unit gave us a March date for lab results and then we were told May, but in May we tried calling and texting, and have not got any response,” said Jacquie Bowes, Patrick’s older cousin.“The MCU has done an exceptional job, but at least respond and say you have nothing or that we have to wait a little bit longer.”Now that we aren’t receiving any messages back it feels like the police are stringing us along.”On August 31 Jessica Patrick dropped off her one-year-old daughter with the child’s grandmother.She was expected back that evening, but never returned.Patrick’s family reported her missing three days later.On Sept. 15, Jessica’s body was found.“I helped organize a search with my family and work associates,” said Bowes.“It was my mom and step-dad who discovered Jessica’s body. She was down on the ski hill at Hudson Bay Mountain Lookout.”Read More:Police looking for help in B.C. slayingMissing Smithers, B.C. woman found dead: reportsThe B.C. Coroner’s office has not determined how she died and although the police have shared important details about the investigation with the family, Bowes is worried things have stalled.“This case needs to be solved,” said Bowes.“Jessica’s murder is not going to be another cold case.”But in an email to APTN News, Cpl. Madonna Saunderson said the investigation is ongoing and continues to be a priority.“The investigators have had consistent communication with the family” said Saunderson. “Without compromising the investigation, they have shared pertinent details with the family.“At this time there is no other information available to be released.”In an effort to keep Jessica’s murder in the public eye, family and friends are holding a community event on Saturday at Bovill Square in Smithers, 3 p.m. PST.Patrick lived in Smithers, but is a member of Lake Babine Nation.“We need to spread awareness, our community is worried for everyone’s safety,” said Bowes.“There is a monster walking among us that is accountable for Jessica’s death.”Smithers is located on Hwy 16, also known as the Highway of Tears.(Hwy 16 in British Columbia also known as the Highway of Tears)It’s the route between Prince George and Prince Rupert where a long list of women and girls have gone missing or been murdered.“We were initially only going to hold this event for Jessica, but there are so many other families on the Highway of Tears that have missing and murdered loved ones,” said Bowes.“Many of those families will be there on Saturday to share their stories.”Booths will be set up by the local Bear Clan Patrol and the women representing MMIWG from Dze L K’ant Friendship Centre.“They’ll be there with important tips, information and 1-800 numbers,” said Bowes.“When we were first dealing with Jessica missing we didn’t know where to start and these people do.”Bowes said the support from many surrounding communities since Jessica first went missing has been overwhelming.“Jessica’s homecoming was beautiful,” said Bowes. “People of all races stood on the Highway of Tears wearing red dresses, red clothing, holding red balloons and signs, yelling ‘Justice For Jessica’ as her body passed by on its way from Prince George to Smithers for burial.“We we’re hurting, but seeing all these people made our hearts soft.”Read More:Red to mark highway of tears ride home for slain B.C. womanTaylor Bachrach, the mayor of Smithers, set up a Go Fund Me page for Jessica and was able to create a trust fund for her daughter.“I really need to thank everyone, so many people have been by our side,” said Bowes. “For our event this weekend, my mom and my aunty fundraised and the community of Smithers donated all the food and drinks for the BBQ.”“We’ve been surrounded by community love and it’s helping us get through this.”[email protected]@laurie_Hamelin