Champions Leicester collect EPL trophy

first_imgLEICESTER, England (AP) – In scenes that would have seemed absurd a year ago, Leicester’s captain Wes Morgan collected the English Premier League (EPL) trophy yesterday after one of the most improbable turnarounds by a sports team. “It’s the best time of my life,” Morgan, a Jamaican international who joined Leicester as a second-tier club four years ago, said on the field. “You just want to enjoy every minute.” Fireworks erupted on the King Power Stadium pitch before yellow and blue streamers cascaded from the roof after the preseason 5,000-1 title long shots got their hands on the biggest prize in English football. Before the biggest party in the club’s 132-year history, the Foxes completed their first game since securing their first-ever top flight title without playing on Monday, with a swaggering 3-1 victory over Everton. Jamie Vardy, the striker signed from non-league Fleetwood Town four years ago, returned from suspension with a double to take the club top-scorer’s tally to 24, with a penalty miss denying him a hat-trick. But it was apt that midfielder Andy King was also on the score sheet. The lifelong Leicester player has been on the journey as the club climbed back from the third tier in 2009 to the top flight only two years ago. Earlier yesterday Newcastle, Norwich and Sunderland were on the hunt for points to stave off relegation, just as the champions were doing a year ago. Sunderland were the only one of the trio to win. Sunderland beat Chelsea 3-2 to climb out of the relegation zone with two games remaining as the deposed champions saw captain John Terry sent off. Newcastle who were 0-0 by already-relegated Aston Villa, are a point behind and have played a game more than north-east rivals Sunderland. Norwich are below Newcastle in the drop zone after losing to Manchester United 1-0. Juan Mata’s goal for United took Louis van Gaal’s side within one point of Manchester City in the fourth and final Champions League place. In other matches, visitors Swansea beat West Ham 4-1, Bournemouth drew 1-1 with West Bromwich Albion and Crystal Palace beat Stoke 2-1.last_img read more

Conservative MP Tony Clement apologizes for sexually explicit images and video

first_imgOTTAWA (NEWS 1130) – Conservative MP Tony Clement is apologizing to his family and colleagues for sharing sexually explicit images and a video of himself to someone he believed was a consenting woman.In a statement sent out Tuesday afternoon, Clement says the recipient turned out to be a person, or group of people, who targeted him for the “purpose of financial extortion.”He writes that he has resigned from his House of Commons committee assignments and has also stepped down from his role was Conservative Shadow Minister for Justice.The MP for Parry Sound-Muskoka goes on to say that he wants to focus on his personal life and family. “I recognize now that I have gone down a wrong path and have exercised very poor judgment,” he writes.“First and foremost, I apologize to my family for the needless pain and humiliation my actions have caused. I also apologize to my colleagues and my constituents for letting them down.”He goes on to say that he is committed to seeking help and treatment to make sure it won’t happen again.Clement says RCMP are currently investigating. In an email to NEWS 1130’s Cormac Mac Sweeny, RCMP confirm they have received the information from the complainant and that the matter is being investigated.Meanwhile, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer says he has accepted Clement’s resignation as Shadow Minister and his various committee roles.My statement regarding Tony Clement’s resignation from Shadow Cabinet: https://t.co/bRyd41RKY1— Andrew Scheer (@AndrewScheer) November 7, 2018“While I’m greatly disappointed with Mr. Clement’s actions, I am encouraged that he decided to seek help and I wish him all the best in doing so,” Scheer wrote in a statement.Conservative Deputy Leader and MP for Milton Lisa Raitt will assume the role of Shadow Minister for Justice effective immediately, Scheer added.last_img read more

IfOnly Partners With Industry Titans To Deliver Collection Of Rare Thought Leader

first_imgIfOnly, the leading marketplace for unique experiences, is offering once-in-a-lifetime meetings with company founders, CEOs and icons from the world of tech, business, fashion and entertainment to help raise money for worthy causes.IfOnly will launch the series of auctions on October 4th offering private lunches where guests will be able to get insights and stories from top executives in their fields. Select auctions also include exclusive tours of company headquarters and photo opportunities.Exclusive Power Meeting Opportunities Include Lynwen Brennan (GM of Lucasfilm); Heidi Zak (Founder/CEO Third Love); Rob Reiner (acclaimed actor, director, producer); Robert F. Kennedy Jr. (activist/author); Frank Marshall (Hollywood icon); Jeff Housenbold (Managing Partner at SoftBank Investment Advisers), Dick Costolo (Founder 01 Ventures / Former CEO Twitter), Donna Karan and many moreThe proceeds from each auction will go towards the personally selected charity of each of the Thought Leaders. For a complete list of these exclusive one-on-one Thought Leader experiences visit www.ifonly.com/thoughtleaders and start bidding today.“We are honored to be working closely with this amazing group of Thought Leaders in an effort to raise money for their supported charities. These auctions present a unique opportunity to connect directly with icons across the worlds of technology, business and entertainment while raising money for worthwhile causes. We are truly grateful for the generosity of our leaders and looking forward to the auctions,” said John Boris CEO, IfOnly.The inaugural IfOnly Thought Leaders auction will go live on www.ifonly.com/thoughtleaders on Thursday October 4th with all auctions ending on Friday October 26th.last_img read more