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NZs new gun laws get final assent to take effect

first_imgWellington: New Zealand’s governor general on Thursday formally signed into effect sweeping gun laws outlawing military style weapons, less than a month after a man used such guns to kill 50 people and wound dozens at two mosques in Christchurch. Governor General Patsy Reddy signed the bill as police said a gun buyback program will be announced to collect the now-banned weapons. The weapons will be illegal starting at midnight, but police said a brief amnesty program will be in effect until details of the buyback are announced. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from US”For people who find themselves now in possession of a prohibited firearm, we ask you to please notify us,” Police Deputy Commissioner Michael Clement said. “The collection of firearms will occur at a later stage. ” He added that “for now, there is an amnesty in place and we ask people to please notify us,” he added. Anyone who retains such a weapon now faces a penalty of up to five years in prison. Exemptions allow heirloom weapons held by collectors or weapons used for professional pest control. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential pollsThe House of Representatives on Wednesday passed by a final vote of 119 to 1 legislation banning the weapons after an accelerated process of debate and public submission. “The Government acted quickly to change New Zealand’s firearms laws and Police is now responsible for implementing and enforcing these new laws,” Clement said. Australian Brenton Harrison Tarrant, 28, was charged with 50 counts of murder and 39 counts of attempted murder. The royal commission set up to investigate issues surrounding the massacre is examining how he obtained a gun license in New Zealand and purchased weapons and ammunition. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern spoke emotionally during the bill’s final reading of the traumatic injuries suffered by victims of the March 15 attack.last_img read more

Egypt bars 572 Brotherhood leaders from accessing funds

first_imgCAIRO– The Egyptian government designated the Brotherhood a terrorist group last week.An Egyptian government’s panel has barred a total of 572 Muslim Brotherhood leaders from accessing their personal funds  and property.The panel also froze the assets of 87 Brotherhood schools, Judge Abdel-Azim al-Ashri, head of the Justice Ministry’s media committee, said in a statement on Tuesday. Last week, the panel barred 132 Brotherhood leaders from accessing their funds and property under a court ruling banning the Islamist group.The interim authorities earlier froze the assets of 1,130 NGOs and 137 schools on the same grounds.In September, Egypt’s Court for Urgent Matters ordered the dissolution of the Muslim Brotherhood Society, the banning of the Muslim Brotherhood and all affiliated bodies, and the confiscation of all the group’s offices and funds.The Egyptian government designated the Brotherhood a terrorist group last week.Egyptian authorities have launched a massive crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood following the army’s July 3 ouster of elected president Mohamed Morsi.Thousands of the Brotherhood’s leaders and members have since been arrested on incitement-to-violence charges.last_img read more

Buford looks to build off brilliant freshman season

Being Big Ten Freshman of the Year might satisfy most — but not William Buford.The Toledo native is determined to make his name known and has been working to become a better player in the offseason.Buford had an opportunity last season to get more minutes after an injury ended the season for junior David Lighty. Even with Lighty back this season, Buford still figures prominently in the Buckeyes’ plans for the season.For Buford, it is important to apply what he learned as an inexperienced freshman to his play this year.“I learned a lot from last season coming into this year,” Buford said, “but probably the most important thing would be to play hard; to leave everything on the floor every second that I am out there.”His play last season sparked the Buckeyes offensively. Buford takes pride in being a scorer, and the Buckeyes often relied on him to take the pressure of scoring off of junior Evan Turner.Buford knows scoring is important, but it’s not all that is expected from him.“I think my role is to score for one,” Buford said. “I’ll do whatever it is my team needs, though, whether it’s rebounds or steals. I’d like to get more steals, though, that’s one thing for sure.”With a year of experience, Buford said being more vocal is something he wants to do this season. He said everyone on the team talks and helps each other, but he is more willing to point out a mistake or correct a teammate because he wants to make everyone around him better.Scoring might be what everyone expects from Buford, but the potential starter used the offseason to improve all facets of his game.“I worked hard to try and improve my ball handling,” Buford said. “I worked on all aspects of my game, especially defense. I’ve really been trying to work on everything to get my game better.”Buford averaged 11.3 points per game with a .361 percentage from behind the arc. His offensive game has always been his strong suit, but Buford said he will try to continue improving in this area.His teammates know how versatile he can be, and that defenses will have to account for Buford’s scoring ability. “He’s doing what he does best, and that’s scoring the ball. That’s really what Will does,” Lighty said. “He’s grown in the aspect of knowing the offense and being able to execute better when he gets his opportunity. I think he has worked hard to be a better complete player, with his defense and everything.”Lighty said opponents will have to start planning more for Buford this season by putting a stable defender on him.Turner, who had a breakout season his sophomore year, expects much of the same from the talented Buford in his second year.“I’ve just always thought Will was good,” Turner said. “I’ve always thought Will was a lot better than teams give him credit for, and this is going to be a big year where teams will have to respect him more. He is a big-time player. He has a nice shot, and his ability to score is crazy. “Last year teams would just throw a decent defender on him like he wasn’t an all American or Mr. Basketball of Ohio. This year teams will have to throw a top defender on him.” read more

Football Revengedriven Ohio State aiming for seasondefining win against Penn State

The Buckeyes, led by redshirt sophomore tight end Rashod Berry (13), wait at the end of the tunnel prior to taking the field for the game against UNLV on Sept. 23.Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorThe door to the left of the lectern opened and Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer walked hastily into the team meeting room at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center for his weekly Monday press conference. He had no time for any opening statements.“Just jump right into questions,” Meyer said, gruffly.He had no time for pontificating; no time for questions. Meyer wrapped up his weekly conference faster than usual, hustling out the same door he entered 11 minutes prior.He had just one thing on his mind: revenge.Last season, Penn State nearly ruined Ohio State’s season as a swarm of Nittany Lion fans wearing white stormed the field following their team’s upset of the then-No. 2 Buckeyes while those wearing scarlet and gray slunk back to the locker room with their season seemingly in shambles. Though coaches normally shy away from publicly claiming avenging defeat as a catalyst for a statement victory, Meyer was blunt.“Is revenge a motivator?” Meyer asked. “Hell yeah it is.”Not much motivates teams quite like memories of a loss to a conference opponent.“We were just stunned. We didn’t respect a really good opponent and kind of took for granted winning,” redshirt junior defensive end Sam Hubbard said Wednesday.This season, Ohio State will not be surprised by the Nittany Lions. The Buckeyes believe they are ready for what will be one of their stiffest challenges of the season. Meyer said Penn State has “one of the top offenses in America.” He called running back Saquon Barkley “the best all-purpose guy we’ve probably faced in probably, maybe my career.” Barkley, a Heisman Trophy frontrunner, has rushed for 757 yards — 6.5 yards per carry — and has racked up a team-leading 32 catches for 448 yards. Meyer said Penn State has “the No. 1 pass defense in America.” The Nittany Lions rank first in the nation in pass defense efficiency (94.02).If Ohio State hopes to win, it must slow down the best running back in college football and penetrate one of the best pass defenses in the country. It needs to limit dual-threat quarterback Trace McSorley and protect quarterback J.T. Barrett from a rampant defensive line that decimated the Buckeyes’ offensive line in their previous meeting. Last year, the Nittany Lions picked on right tackle Isaiah Prince, who will have an opportunity to show his improvement on a grand stage.That’s no small task. But whether this season will be deemed a success relies on it. For Ohio State, anything but a berth in the College Football Playoff will be seen as a failure. The Buckeyes’ game versus Penn State marks the turning point in the season, just as it unexpectedly did last year. Will 2017 be a disappointment or will Meyer’s team position itself in the conference’s driver’s seat?If Ohio State defeats the Nittany Lions, it will be the heavy favorite to win the conference. Sure, it will have to take down Michigan on the road, No. 16 Michigan State and likely No. 5 Wisconsin in the Big Ten championship, but optimism would be high following a win against the team many presume to be the best in the conference. If Ohio State wins out, it would earn a spot in the College Football Playoff.But if the Buckeyes lose, their chances of reaching the playoff vanish. They entered the season with three season-defining games — matchups against Oklahoma, Penn State and Michigan. They would have failed their first two true tests of the year, effectively turning their season into an instant dud. Either Ohio State enacts revenge, upsets the No. 2 team in the country and becomes the favorite to win the Big Ten, or its season would be viewed as a flop. There is no middle ground.The Buckeyes cannot look too far ahead. This season-defining matchup comes at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Ohio Stadium.The page flipped quickly from Ohio State’s off week and Penn State’s 42-13 victory against Michigan to Ohio State versus Penn State.Just six minutes after Penn State’s decisive win Saturday night, redshirt senior center Billy Price tweeted, “#BeatPennState.” At head coach James Franklin’s postgame press conference, the Penn State head coach picked up a phone, saw the time was 11:23 p.m. and said the Nittany Lions had just 37 minutes to celebrate the win.“I’m not talking about the next opponent,” Franklin said, referring to Ohio State, following his team’s win Saturday. “Enjoy the heck out of this win for the next 37 minutes and then the next day, we’ll focus on the next opponent.”Those 37 minutes are up. Now it’s time to see whether the Buckeyes will have their revenge or watch their season end at the hands of the Nittany Lions. read more

Aubameyang wants to explore spark with Lacazette at Arsenal

first_imgPierre-Emerick Aubameyang insists that his “spark” with Alexandre Lacazette should be exploited by Arsenal boss Unai EmeryThe former Paris Saint-Germain coach’s start to life at the Emirates came to a disappointing end when Arsenal fell to a humbling 2-0 defeat to Manchester City on Sunday.But Aubameyang insists that a solution may already be right in front of Emery by deploying both himself and Lacazette, who was on the bench on Sunday, up front for Arsenal.Lacazette, in particular, has struggled at the Gunners following his £53m move from Lyon last summer and the arrival of Aubameyang in January intensified rumours that the French striker may already be on his way out of North London.However, Aubameyang insists that he has developed a strong bond with Lacazette in their eight months together at Arsenal.The Gabon captain also feels that there is potential for both himself and his out-of-favour friend to develop into a dangerous strike partnership up front for Arsenal, while even suggesting that he would be happy to move out wide to accommodate Lacazette.“We really get on well,” Aubameyang told ESPN, via Daily Mail.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedSolskjaer praises Harry Maguire after Man United’s 1-0 win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer singled out Harry Maguire for praise after helping Manchester United keep a clean sheet in their 1-0 win over Leicester City.“There is a spark between us when we are both on the pitch together.“We look for each other, we saw it [on Sunday] against City when he came on. I don’t mind playing on the left if Laca is in the centre. We both want to do our best for the team.”Emery’s tactics have been widely criticised, but Aubameyang insists it will take time for the Spaniard to properly get to grips with things.“We still need some time to adapt to the new manager and to integrate the new players,” he added.“It is hard to test ourselves in a first game like this against City because they are so strong. We have to stay positive, work on the things we did well and improve on the rest. We will have a better idea next weekend after the Chelsea game.“The message of the new coach is all about showing character, to put a lot of intensity, play high up the pitch and implement a big pressing. That’s the style we will play this season.”last_img read more

Hughes – We cant wait for Fulham game

first_imgSouthampton manager Mark Hughes believes his side should have defeated Watford and now they can’t wait to face Fulham after the international break.Southampton were one goal ahead against Watford on Saturday when Charlie Austin’s goal was wrongly ruled out for offside and the visitors equalized late on in the 82nd minute.Hughes feels his side were denied three points, and that feeling will only serve to motivate them after the international break.“We’ll have about ten guys left behind and it’s a good opportunity to get some good work into them,” Hughes told Southampton website.What to expect from Watford V Arsenal? Taimoor Khan – September 8, 2019 Arsenal are set to take on Watford this weekend and the game is definitely going to be quite a peculiar contest between two sides…“Hopefully, everybody who is away will come back fit and well.“I sense that we can’t wait for the Fulham game because it’s a game that we’ve always targeted because it’s a good opportunity for us to get maximum points and that doesn’t change.“Given the events of Saturday, I think we’ll be even more determined.”last_img read more

Rooney says Pochettino should join United

first_imgAccording to the Manchester United legend Wayne Rooney, the team should do everything in its power to hire Mauricio Pochettino.Mauricio Pochettino is the number one option for many to get the Manchester United manager job.For the Red Devils’ legend Wayne Rooney, the team should do everything it can to secure his services.“First of all you have to give Ole an opportunity and that’s a discussion that has to take place with the Glazers,” Rooney was quoted by ESPN.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“But if I had the opportunity to appoint someone, I’d go all out for Pochettino.”“I think Manchester United – certainly over the last 20, 30 years, since Alex Ferguson – have based themselves on youth players, young players, bringing players through,” he added.“I think [Pochettino] gets the best out of his players whether they are younger or older.“You see some of the young players he has brought through at Tottenham, at Southampton that have gone on to play for the national team, so I think he ticks every box in terms of his quality as a coach, but also his willingness to give youth a chance,” he explained.last_img read more

BAHAMAS Lombard Odier Cie Pays Courtesy Call on Financial Services Minister

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, February 24, 2018 – Nassau – Minister of Financial Services, Trade & Industry and Immigration, the Hon. Brent Symonette (left), welcomed Lombard Odier & Cie executives, Christophe Hentsch, Partner/Head Office (centre), and Renaud Vielfaure, Local Managing Director, in a courtesy call at the Ministry on Monday, February 19, 2018.(BIS Photo/Derek Smith) Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img

The Wilmington Insider For April 27 2018

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below is a round-up of what’s going on in Wilmington on Friday, April 27, 2018:Happening Today:Weather: Rain, mainly after 3pm. High near 61. Calm wind becoming southeast 5 to 8 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.In The Community: State Rep. Jim Miceli’s funeral mass will take place at 10:30am at St. Thomas Church (126 Middlesex Avenue). Read Rep. Miceli’s obituary HERE.In The Community: Meet sports celebrities at Rich Altman’s Sports Card & Memorabilia Boston Show, held on Friday, April 27 (noon to 7pm), Saturday, April 28 (9am to 5pm), and Sunday, April 29 (10am-4pm) at the Shriners Auditorium (99 Fordham Road) in Wilmington.  General admission tickets cost $10.  Children under 8 are FREE.  Tickets must be purchased at the door. Tickets to autograph lines, however, can be purchased in advance on the event’s website HERE.  Please carefully read the varying appearance times, pricing and restrictions for each sports celebrity.  Appearances are subject to change. Learn more HERE.At The Library: Needleworkers meet at 10am. Drop-In Story Time at 10am.  [Learn more and register HERE.]At The Senior Center: Video Exercise at 10am. Sewing Class at 10am. Special Exercise at 11am. Bingo at 1pm. Cards at 1:30pm. [Learn more HERE.]Go Wildcats!: Two Wilmington High School teams are in action today. See the complete schedule HERE.Live Music: Pacific Grove (211 Lowell Street) is hosting karaoke with Winnell Entertainment beginning at 8pm.(NOTE: What did I miss? Let me know by commenting below, commenting on the Facebook page, or emailing wilmingtonapple@gmail.com. I may be able to update this post.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedThe Wilmington Insider For April 29, 2018In “5 Things To Do Today”The Wilmington Insider For April 28, 2018In “5 Things To Do Today”The Wilmington Insider For April 21, 2018In “5 Things To Do Today”last_img read more

Bugatti La Voiture Noire is a 125M oneoff inspired by the Atlantic

first_img 2020 Porsche 911 Carrera S Cabriolet first drive: The uber-roadster 62 Photos Bugatti spent the lead-up to the Geneva Motor Show talking about its Type 57 SC Atlantic, a car that’s been captivating people for the better part of 80 years. Bugatti is not reviving the Atlantic, but it did lean on that design to create a wild one-off. Bugatti revealed La Voiture Noire (which literally translates to the black car) on Tuesday, a one-of-one creation that is meant to incorporate the idea of grand touring into a car with immense amounts of power and equal amounts of luxury. It also costs an immense amount of money, with the final price tag from Bugatti coming in at a cool 11 million euros ($12.5 million) — before tax. That’s how you make an appearance at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show.It’s not exactly hard to tell who built La Voiture Noire. The car is still quintessentially Bugatti, with a front end that’s closer to the aerodynamic Divo than the O.G. Chiron on which it’s based. However, the nose eschews the hardcore aero of the Divo in favor of some different vent arrangements, more pronounced front lights and dimples (or something) on the hood. Some folks were expecting some sort of wild Atlantic recreation, but it’s clear that Bugatti stayed rooted in modern design for La Voiture Noire.Enlarge ImageTake a good look now, because unless you happen to be the owner, you’ll probably never see this thing in the wild. Andrew Hoyle/Roadshow The dorsal fin, which is a staple of the original Atlantic’s design, lives on here. It starts just above the grille and makes its way to the roof through a centrally-located windshield wiper, continuing down the car’s long body and terminating just ahead of the Bugatti badge. The rear end marks a serious departure from both the Divo and Chiron, with a single lighting element going from side to side. Everything beneath that light is a continuation of the front end’s grille design. There are six tailpipes and, in true 2019 fashion, the Bugatti script out back illuminates.Even though it has more tailpipes than the regular Chiron, the powertrain appears to be the same. Bugatti says that La Voiture Noire sports an 8.0-liter 16-cylinder engine that’s good for a shade under 1,500 horsepower and about 1,180 pound-feet of torque, the same as the Chiron. The car is already sold and is rumored to be going to Ferdinand Piech, Ferdinand Porsche’s grandson and the chairman of VW Group from 1993 to 2002. Bugatti wouldn’t say who the lucky person is, naturally, saying only that the person in question is a “Bugatti enthusiast.” No duh. Will it carry the same cachet in 80 years’ time that the Atlantic does today, though? That’s perhaps the most interesting question of all.Originally published March 5 at 12:10 a.m. PT.Update, at 2:41 a.m. PT: Corrected the pre-tax price, which fell prey to a rounding error. Geneva Motor Show 2019 reading • Bugatti La Voiture Noire is a $12.5M one-off inspired by the Atlantic Mar 8 • VW is still ‘100 percent’ investigating a pickup truck for the US La Voiture Noire is a $12.5M hypercar Preview • 2017 Bugatti Chiron: A velvet rocketship Now playing: Watch this: Apr 17 • The 2020 Jaguar XE gets its first major visual refresh Tags Bugatti La Voiture Noire is ‘the most expensive new car of all time’ Mar 7 • New Peugeot 208 debuts i-Cockpit with 3D HUD Combo dashboard More about 2017 Bugatti Chironcenter_img • See All Exotic Cars Superluxury Cars Performance Cars Coupes Geneva Motor Show 2019 2020 BMW Alpina B7 first drive: Big, bad, Bavarian ‘bahn-burner Comment 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon: Holy hell 1 Share your voice 2:14 Mar 7 • The Ferrari F8 Tributo is the last of the nonhybrid V8s More From Roadshow Bugattilast_img read more