Chiefs bolter called into All Blacks

first_imgTu’inukuafe will join the squad for next month’s three-test series against France after the Crusaders prop Tim Perry suffered a hamstring strain.Perry will be reviewed by Crusaders medical staff over the next few days, though it leaves them without three All Black props for Friday’s top of the table Super Rugby clash with the Hurricanes in Christchurch, after Owen Franks and Joe Moody were suspended for striking.The All Blacks squad have a camp in Christchurch from Sunday until Tuesday before assembling in Auckland on Sunday June 3rd to prepare for the first Test.The 25-year-old loosehead Tu’inukuafe first came to prominence back in 2010 as part of Auckland’s Wesley College 1st XV, where he propped alongside fellow Chief and All Black Nepo Laulala.Tu’inukuafe made Counties Manukau age-grade teams and then took a couple of seasons off before kick starting his career with North Harbour in 2015.He spent a season in French club rugby before returning home and was called into the Chiefs squad late last year by coach Colin Cooper, initially in a development capacity.But injuries have meant he’s made the matchday squad regularly since round five and he has impressed so far in his debut Super Rugby season.last_img read more

Sir Alex: Man Utd players will benefit from preseason tour

first_imgFormer Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson says their preseason tour will benefit Jose Mourinho’s players.United will kick off the summer tour with five games in the United States – two friendlies against Major League Soccer sides LA Galaxy and Real Salt Lake, before International Champions Cup (ICC) meetings with City and the two giant clubs from Spain.After returning from America, the Reds will play further matches in Oslo against Norwegian side Valerenga and in Dublin where Italian club Sampdoria will provide the opposition at the start of August. All of the games will be shown live on MUTV.”The great thing about United is you’ve got to accept the challenge of beating the best,” the former manager told at the tour launch.”The expectation is always there and the matches we’ll face in the ICC are all big ones. It’s very good for the younger players to come into this type of competition in terms of preparing to be a Manchester United player. The more intense the challenge they can get, the better prepared they will be when facing Manchester City in an important league match or Real Madrid or Barcelona in Europe.”The preparation to play in games as big as that can be started in pre-season tournaments like the ICC, which is fantastic.”last_img read more

Pembroke Pines vehicle burglar taken into custody after crash in North Miami

first_imgNORTH MIAMI, FLA. (WSVN) – Police have taken one person into custody in North Miami in connection to a vehicle burglary in Pembroke Pines.Miami-Dade Police, North Miami Police and Miami-Dade Fire Rescue units were called to the scene in the area of Northeast 11th Avenue and 133rd Street, at around 7:15 p.m., Monday.According to Pembroke Pines Police, the incident started off as a vehicle burglary in the area of Palm Avenue and Johnson Street in Pembroke Pines.Once 28-year-old Stanley Auguste left their city, Pembroke Pines Police stopped pursuing the vehicle.He then continued driving south to North Miami.When Auguste reached North Miami, he was involved in a crash with a white pickup truck.Once Auguste crashed, he reportedly fled the scene on foot. Auguste faces several charges including resisting an officer without violence and leaving the scene of a crash.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. 7News spoke to a witness who heard the loud crash.“There was like a loud boom like from where I live,” a witness said. “Then me and my cousin, we came outside, and we see helicopters circling in the sky, and then that’s when my neighbors came out. I just see police turning this way.”Authorities took him into custody just after 7:45 p.m.7News cameras captured a red Toyota laying on its driver side in the front yard of a nearby home.“The police was following them with dogs, and there were some helicopters,” said witness Dorain Moya. “This place is so quiet, and to see this, it’s so out of the ordinary.”Both North Miami Police and Pembroke Pines Police are investigating the incident.North Miami Police will investigate the crash, and Pembroke Pines Police will investigate the vehicle burglary. last_img read more

Finally worlds major countries pushing Russia to action on Chechnyas gay purge

first_imgIt deemed Russia’s response to past questioning about Chechnya as ‘inadequate’ which forced it to invoke the Vienna Mechanism.‘Over the past 20 months, the Russian Federation has not provided a substantive response,’ the statement read.‘The Russian delegation has denied credible reports from international organizations, journalists and civil society, telling concerned delegations at the OSCEs to “get our facts straight” and accusing us of spreading fake news from the Internet.’As a result the 16 countries want Russia to provide answers to a list of questions within 10 days.Here’s what the OSCE is asking Russia:1. What steps have been taken by the federal authorities to ensure Chechen officials abide by the Russian Federation’s OSCE commitments?2. How have Russian federal authorities investigated allegations of violations and abuses reportedly committed against actual or perceived LGBTI persons, and how have they arrived at the conclusion (as repeated by Russian authorities) that no such violations or abuses have occurred and that no LGBTI persons exist in Chechnya?3. What steps have been taken by the federal authorities to ensure the ability of civil society and media actors to freely document and report, without reprisal, on human rights concerns in Chechnya, in particular the human rights organization, Memorial?4. How have Russian federal authorities investigated the fate of each of the 27 individuals who were reportedly extrajudicially executed by Chechen authorities in Grozny in January 2017?Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Sixteen countries have banded together to question Russia on what it’s doing to stop extreme persecution of gay men in Chechnya. Russia has 10 days to respond. Chechnya’s gay purge began at the end of 2016. News broke that the Russian territory was kidnapping, torturing and executing men based on a belief they were gay.But now 16 countries of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) – the world’s largest security-oriented intergovernmental organization – have invoked the Vienna Mechanism. The Vienna (Human Dimension) Mechanism allows OSCE states to question other OSCE countries about human issues in those countries.Russia’s response ‘inadequate’Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, the United Kingdom, the United States, and Canada all invoked the Vienna Mechanism.‘Our countries continue to be deeply concerned about serious human rights violations and abuses in Chechnya,’ a statement to Russia read.‘The Russian Federation’s apparent unwillingness or inability to address these serious human rights violations has contributed to a climate of impunity for authorities in Chechnya in perpetrating such violations.’center_img GAYSTARNEWS- Poster for the 28 April rally in NYC, protesting the anti-gay purge in Chechnya Chechnya one year on – what’s happening there now?Human rights group reveals details of ‘gruesome ordeal’ facing gay men in ChechnyaPresident Trump’s administration has finally spoken out on Chechnya’s purge of gay menRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  : read more

Treasury Sheds Last AIG Shares

first_imgTreasury Sheds Last AIG Shares December 11, 2012 405 Views in Data, Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicing The “”Treasury””: announced Tuesday it will sell the remainder of its shares of “”American International Group, Inc. (AIG)””: common stock. The move brings Treasury’s stake in the company to an end.[IMAGE]After the offering, Treasury will still hold warrants to purchase about 2.7 million shares of AIG common stock. “”On behalf of the 62,000 employees of AIG, it is my honor and privilege to thank America for giving us the opportunity to keep our promise to make America whole on its investment in AIG plus a substantial profit,”” “”said””: Robert H. Benmosche, president and CEO of AIG. “”Thank you America. Let’s bring on tomorrow.”” Benmosche also pointed out that in addition to repaying its debt, AIG paid $22.7 billion in positive returns to the government. Together, Treasury and the Federal Reserve invested $182.3 billion to stabilize the failing insurance behemoth in September 2008 at the start of the financial crisis. Bank of America, Citigroup, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, and JP Morgan were retained as joint bookrunners for the federal offering. In addition to recouping the total $182.3 billion, the Treasury incurred a positive return of $5 billion, while the Federal Reserve received a positive return of $17.7 billion. The Treasury received the bulk of its positive return–$4.1 billion–from common stocks and the remainder from preferred stock holdings. The greatest portion of the Federal Reserve’s positive return–and the combined positive return to both the Fed and Treasury–came from Maiden Lane II and III, which purchased mortgage-related assets. The profit from Maiden Lane II and III was $9.5 billion. Since the financial crisis, AIG has diminished in size to about half of what it was. The company has rid itself of many of its non-core assets and now centers its business on its insurance operations. The Treasury plans to sell its remaining shares at $32.50 per share.center_img Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Federal Reserve Investors Lenders & Servicers Processing Service Providers TARP Treasury Department 2012-12-11 Krista Franks Brock Sharelast_img read more