BIG-MONEY BID! Chelsea readying ‘huge offer’ for Torino striker Andrea Belotti

first_imgChelsea are ready to splash the cash on Torino striker Andrea Belotti by submitting a huge offer in the coming days, according to reports in Italy.The Premier League champions are frantically searching for a new forward this summer after missing out on Romelu Lukaku to Manchester United.Chelsea manager Antonio Conte had wanted to sign the Belgian as a replacement for Diego Costa, who is itching for a move back to Spain.Now, after losing the race for Lukaku, the Blues need to act fast and – according to La Stampa – they are preparing to make a huge offer for Belotti.READ MORE: ‘Andrea Belotti is the perfect fit for Chelsea’ – Gianfranco Zola urges Blues to sign Italian aceThe 23-year-old shone in Italy last season and he finished the Serie A campaign with 26 goals.The striker can leave Torino for a foreign club if his release-clause of €100million [£88m] is met, and the report in La Stampa claims Chelsea are ready to submit a formal offer close to that amount. 1 Torino striker Andrea Belotti last_img read more

Azerbaijan Grand Prix: Greed almost cost me, says Lewis Hamilton

first_imgMercedes’ Lewis Hamilton admitted on Saturday that greed almost cost him dearly before he clinched a landmark pole during qualifying for Sunday’s Azerbaijan Grand Prix.The three-times Formula One champion pipped team mate Valtteri Bottas to first place on the grid to secure his 66th career pole – one more than his childhood hero Ayrton Senna and two off record-holder Michael Schumacher.It was touch and go at one stage as Hamilton trailed his team mate after running wide on turn 16, with Bottas appearing destined for pole.”The lap before was very good until the last corner,” Hamilton told journalists in the post-qualifying press conference. “(It was) so weird that, just before going into it, I thought, ‘don’t be greedy’.”Of course, I was greedy and locked up.”A red flag prompted by Daniel Ricciardo’s collision late on in his Red Bull left Hamilton with enough time to attempt to overhaul Bottas, and in a gutsy shootout, he eventually pipped the Finn to top spot by 0.434 of a second.”It was do or die,” Hamilton added. “If ever there was a time to be perfect, that was the time.”In qualifying, sometimes you don’t extract it, but it was a perfect lap.”All weekend we’ve not been able to (get our tyres up to temperature) in one lap, but others have, so I had to give it everything,” he continued. “I could see (Bottas) was on a great lap, as well.”The British driver dominated the practice sessions on Baku’s street circuit last year before clipping the barriers during qualifying and starting the race 10th on the grid, ultimately finishing fifth.advertisementHowever, his strong showing on Saturday – coupled with an underwhelming fourth-placed qualification by rival Sebastian Vettel, of Ferrari – opens the door for Hamilton to win his fourth Grand Prix of the season.Hamilton currently sits second in the drivers’ championship standings, but cut Vettel’s lead to 12 points after winning the Canadian Grand Prix earlier this month and could overhaul him in Sunday’s race.last_img read more

Global Lyme Alliance Hosts 2nd Annual New York Gala

first_imgGlobal Lyme Alliance (GLA), the world’s leading organization dedicated to the research and education of Lyme and other tick-borne diseases, today announced its second annual “Uniting for a Lyme-Free World” Gala raised nearly $3 million.Yolanda Hadid, Bella Hadid, Mohamed HadidCredit/Copyright: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty ImagesThe funding will assist GLA in its mission to conquer Lyme and other tick-borne diseases.The October 13 gala, attended by more than 700 supporters at Cipriani 42nd Street, honored – Bella Hadid, International Supermodel – Heather Glass, Designer and Retail Executive – Arthur J. Mirante II, Principal and Tri-State President of Avison Young – Karen Peetz, President of BNY Mellon – for their active roles in driving awareness of Lyme disease and their commitment to finding a more accurate diagnostic test. Rosanna Scotto, co-anchor of FOX 5 Good Day New York, hosted the event.Celebrated event planner Lawrence Scott donated and designed the decor for the event, which featured a mix of elegant silver tablecloths and black patent leather tablecloths, matched with silver lamps acting as table centerpieces, surrounded by fresh flowers. Scott is equally known for producing spectacular one-of-a-kind events as he is for his philanthropic endeavors. With a long standing commitment to the community and decades of support for charity, Scott is viewed just as much as a philanthropist as he is a legendary events planner. He donates events services to over 30 charities annually – the Global Lyme Alliance being one of them.Part of what sets Scott’s style apart is his innate understanding of his guests and making everyone feel included. To him it is all about the mix — the high and the low, the formal and the relaxed — that comes together to make a truly standout celebration. And as they say, timing is everything. All of Lawrence Scott Events’ services are in-house, so clients receive only the best customized décor, food, flowers and entertainment which blends together to make a perfect event.“This year’s gala represents a tremendous step forward for us, and we’re excited to build on this momentum as we continue working to conquer Lyme disease,” said GLA CEO Scott Santarella. “We are truly grateful to have had such tremendous support this year. From our honorees, to our co-chairs, donors, and everyone else who played a role in making this event successful, we are so thankful.”Co-Chairs for the event were Carlos Brito and Sabine Chalmers, Anheuser-Busch InBev; Christopher Corrinet, CBRE; Matthew Glass, Texby Associates, Inc.; Yolanda Hadid, Actress & TV star; Ally Hilfiger, Advocate & Fashion Designer; Dee & Tommy Hilfiger; Mitti Liebersohn and Anthony Lopresti, Avison Young; Brian Ruane, BNY Mellon; Andrew Saunders, Saunders & Associates; Larry Scott, Lawrence Scott Events.The ceremony was followed by special performances from musical guests, including Grammy award winning artist, Rob Thomas, and New York City-based trio, ThirdStory.The Gala was also attended by Mohamed Hadid, Lew Leone, Klaus Kleinfeld, Marisol Thomas, Peter Brant, Jr., Ping Hue, Evander Holyfield, Jr., and many others.Everyone is susceptible to Lyme and is just one tick bite away from contracting the disease. Cases of Lyme have been reported in all 50 states and more than 80 countries, making it a health crisis with worldwide impact. Additionally, current diagnostic tests for Lyme disease are inaccurate in more than fifty percent of Lyme patients, leading to both failed and misdiagnoses.The number of cases reported annually has increased nearly 25-fold since national surveillance began in 1982. 329,000 people in the United States alone contract Lyme disease each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.last_img read more

RCMP charge Brazeau Harb with fraud and breach of trust

first_imgAPTN National NewsSuspended senator Patrick Brazeau has been charged with breach of trust and fraud on allegations he bilked Canadian taxpayers of thousands of dollars in illegal living and travel expense filings.The RCMP charged the Algonquin senator, along with former liberal senator Mac Harb, now retired.“These investigations involved careful consideration and examination of evidence. Investigators interviewed dozens of individuals and witnesses,” said RCMP assistant commissioner Gilles Michaud.Brazeau is alleged to have filed over $40,000 in illegal housing expenses, while Harb’s total is well over $200,000.Both men claimed their primary residence was more than 100 km from Ottawa, allowing them to claim travel and housing expenses. Harb repaid his expense money and retired after the allegations surfaced.In Brazeau’s case, he said he was living with his father at the Kitigan Zibi First Nation near Maniwaki, Que., but had to rent a townhouse in Gatineau during the week.A former girlfriend of Brazeau’s said they rarely went to his father’s house during much of the time period in question according to court documents filed by the RCMP during their “detailed” investigation that began in March 2013.That same woman alleges Brazeau assaulted her, physically and sexually last February. It was around that time Prime Minister Stephen Harper booted Brazeau from the Conservative caucus.That case is expected to go to trial Feb. 14, Valentine’s Day.An audit also determined Brazeau and Harb filed inappropriate expense claims.Both have denied any wrongdoing.APTN could not reach Brazeau for comment.Michaud said thousands of documents, including financial statements, bank records and expense claims dating back to 2003, were analyzed.Both are expected to appear in court at a later date the RCMP said.The RCMP didn’t mention their investigation into former Conservative senators Pamela Wallin and Mike Duffy but did say: “All cases are unique and the time it takes to complete them is based on many factors. We are continuing our work on other significant files.”NDP ethics critic MP Charlie Angus called the charges a “sobering” day for politics in Canada and raises questions of the “political” judgement of Harper who appointed Brazeau, and Liberal leader MP Justin Trudeau who once said Harb made an honest mistake.“I think Canadians are fed up and Canadians want action,” said Angus who says the Senate needs to be abolished.Canada’s auditor general is currently reviewing the expenses filed by all senators.“Are there more that will be caught up in this net?” said Angus.last_img read more

National MMIW Inquiry hearings in Whitehorse hear from families at first public

first_imgShirley McLean APTN National NewsAfter decades of lobbying for a National Inquiry into the disproportional number of Indigenous women who are murdered or go missing, the first public hearing was held Tuesday in Whitehorse.A number of families told about their loved ones, and how they died.They are stories that the commissioners are expected to hear many times again before they wrap up their work.smclean@aptn.calast_img

POLICE LOG for April 9 Ongoing Dispute Between Neighbors Vandalism At Yentile Farm

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Here are highlights of the Wilmington Police Log for Tuesday, April 9, 2019:During a check of Yentile Farm, police noted the card swipe unit on the concession room was ripped off the wall. (12:38am)Animal Control Officer located an injured turkey under a porch on Barbara Avenue. Turkey was transported to Tufts Veterinary Hospital. (8:53am)A Pouliot Place caller reported his neighbor posted a sign on her lawn stating that the caller harms dogs. Incident was part of an ongoing neighbor dispute. (3:12pm)Police received report of erratic operator on Route 62 “all over the road,” heading towards Burlington. Police pulled vehicle over. Operator admitted to using phone while driving. (5:41pm)A walk-in party reported extra patrols due to criminal charges against daughter’s boyfriend. (6:27pm)(DISCLAIMER: This information is public information.  An arrest does not constitute a conviction.  Any arrested person is innocent until proven guilty.)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… RelatedPOLICE LOG for August 9: Man Peeing In The Woods?; Neighbor DisputeIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for August 14: Missing Teen Located; Trash Left Behind At Yentile FarmIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for August 31: Woburn Man Arrested For OUI; Bad Highway Crash Required MedflightIn “Police Log”last_img read more

Alien UFO or secretive TR3B Bizarre flying object spotted in Canada sparks

first_imgYouTube: Secureteam10A mysterious video clip uploaded to YouTube by a channel named ‘The Hidden Underbelly’ is now the hottest debating point among alien enthusiasts and conspiracy theorists. The video shows a seemingly triangular shaped UFO hovering in the skies, and at times, it emanates lights from its well-defined edges.The conspiracy theory YouTube channel revealed that the strange clip was shot from Canada. The channel also argues that the UFO spotted in the skies has a silver body.The video soon went viral, and many alien enthusiasts claimed that the craft might be actually an alien ship from deep space. These people also alleged that governments all across the world and space agencies like NASA are well aware of alien visits, but they are intentionally hiding the truth fearing public panic.However, popular alien researcher Scott C Waring suggested a different theory to explain this weird UFO sighting. After analyzing the characteristics of the flying object, Waring assured that this spacecraft could be manmade. He also added that this UFO might be actually the most secretive TR-3B developed by the United States Air Force during the time of Gulf War.”This particular UFO appears to deliberately move down into the cover of the clouds. The fact that we see a grey metallic surface makes me wonder…usually alien UFOs have up a shield when hiding…which is usually semi-transparent. I do not see that here. Nor are they taking on the color of the cloud, which is odd, because the shield around the craft should be reflecting a similar color on purpose. I think this is a USAF TR3B experimental craft or one of the evolutions of that craft,” wrote Waring on his website ET Data Base.Waring also added that the TR-3B is developed by the United States Air Force using alien technology and reverse engineering.A few days back, conspiracy theory channel ‘UFO Mania’ had uploaded a similar video shot from Puerto Rico. Interestingly, the UFO spotted in that video also featured a triangular flying object, and many people alleged that the United States is using these crafts to spy on other countries.last_img read more