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Sweden stun Germany to advance to WWC semis

first_imgStina Blackstenius was the hero once again as Sweden came from behind to defeat Germany 2-1 and advance to the Women’s World Cup semi-finals.Linkoping striker Blackstenius scored the only goal in the last-16 triumph against Canada and was on target once more in Rennes on Saturday to set up a meeting with Netherlands on Wednesday.Sofia Jakobsson became the first player to strike against Germany at this year’s World Cup when she cancelled out Lina Magull’s opener in the 22nd minute. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Blackstenius completed the turnaround three minutes after the restart, earning Sweden a first win against Germany at a major tournament since 1995 – a run that included losses in the finals of Euro 2001, the 2003 World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games.Almuth Schult did well to keep out Jakobsson before Germany moved in front in the 16th minute. Magdalena Eriksson sloppily gave the ball straight to Sara Daebritz and the midfielder drove towards the box and fed Magull, who took a touch before volleying through Hedvig Lindahl’s legs.Jakobsson did not err when another opportunity came her way and she got Sweden back on level terms by slotting home after Marina Hegering failed to get her head on Linda Sembrant’s clearance.Germany lost left-back Carolin Simon to injury before half-time and fell behind soon after the restart when Schult could only parry Rolfo’s excellent header straight to Blackstenius, who fired into the roof of the net.Rolfo was shown a yellow card for a high foot on Magull in the 56th minute, meaning she will be suspended for Sweden’s semi-final clash with Netherlands.Dzsenifer Marozsan had been sent on for her first appearance since the opening win over China – in which she sustained a broken toe – at half-time.And the Lyon midfielder’s delivery led to a late VAR check for a possible penalty after Lindahl and Alexandra Popp collided. However, referee Stephanie Frappart’s decision not to point to the spot was upheld.Lena Oberdorf nodded a Marozsan free-kick that Lindahl flapped at wide with two minutes remaining, before Hegering failed to head Svenja Huth’s stoppage-time cross on target from inside the six-yard box as Sweden clung on to end their dismal run against Germany.  read morelast_img read more

Nova Scotia Receives Feedback on Proposed Cap and Trade Program

first_imgNova Scotia has received feedback on its proposed cap and trade program to further reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The comments were in response to a provincial discussion paper outlining principles and design options for the program, as well as feedback received during more than 50 meetings earlier this year with individuals and representatives of industry, business, associations, academia, non-governmental organizations and municipalities. “Nova Scotia is a national leader in fighting climate change, having already reached the federal 2030 greenhouse gas reduction target,” said Iain Rankin, Minister of Environment. “That success is attributed to investments made in the electricity sector and actions taken by Nova Scotians to reduce their carbon footprint. “A new cap and trade program will continue to protect the environment by placing limits on how much industry can emit, while also protecting the pocketbooks of Nova Scotians.” The program is being designed as part of the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change with the federal government. Next steps include introducing legislation and regulations this fall to enable the implementation of the cap and trade program. Stakeholders will continue to be consulted on the proposed regulations. A summary of comments is available at climatechange.novascotia.ca.last_img read more

Bloody start for 2018 as TT records four murders thus far

(Trinidad Guardian) Over the past four years, the month of January was proven as the bloodiest month in each year, and this year seems to be following the same trend as four murders were committed in first nine hours of the new year.The victims were identified as—Brandon Khan, also known as Chinee and Jundallah, of Enterprise, Chaguanas; retired police officer John Ramkissoon, 59, of Gopaul Trace, Longdenville; Miguel Simmons, 20, a man only identified as Nic and Mark Bascombe.ACP Crime Irwin Hackshaw, in an immediate response to the bloody start of 2018 said “The boots are on the ground.”He assured that the police will continue to keep working on trying to keep the murder rate down.John Ramkissoon“Our vision for 2018 is that, as it was last year, but we will put in that extra effort this year. We didn’t do too well last year but we will keep on pushing…the boots are on the ground and the police are on the ground,” Hackshaw said.The first incident took place shortly after midnight while Khan was liming with friends at Goodwill Street when when gunmen opened fire on the group.Khan and five others were shot. Khan died while undergoing treatment at the Chaguanas Health Facility. Police said he was shot six times. The names of the five wounded people weren’t released up to press time.At the scene yesterday young men in the area were reluctant to comment on the incident but admitted that this was a “sign for them to look at protecting themselves by whatever means necessary.”Neighbours, who asked not to be identified, described the scene as the “wild, wild west.”A resident said that Khan, who was often involved in confrontations with police officers, was the “main target.”Another resident said she returned from church shortly after midnight and saw people lying on the road, “just blood everywhere. The men came shoot up the group and Chinee attempted to run home but collapsed.”Hours later, police were called to the scene at Gopaul Trace, Longdenville, where retired police officer, John Ramkissoon, 59, was found dead in the garage area of his home. He was chopped to death around 3.30 am after an argument with a neighbour. He was repeatedly chopped to the face and his skull was fractured, police said.A suspect, in his early 30s, has been detained is said to be assisting police in their investigations. The man, a father of three, is a mechanic and electrician by trade. His relatives described him as a “hard worker and friendly guy.”Ramkissoon’s daughter, Shelly Anne, 35, said her father was visiting neighbours wishing them a Happy New Year.“We really don’t know what happened but there was an argument and when my mother and brother came out daddy was already on the ground. He spent the night going around and just drinking and liming,” Shelly Anne said.She said her father worked in the T&T Police Service’s for 30 years and retired from the Guard and Emergency Branch. “My father was a good person to everyone and he was just enjoying his retirement,” she said.The third murder occurred at about 7 am after Miguel Simmons, 20, was shot dead at Seventh Avenue, Malick, Barataria. The fourth murder occurred two hours later at Upper Mendez Drive, Champs Fleurs.The man, who was only identified as “Nic,” was driving a grey B-13 when gunmen opened fire on the vehicle.The driver crashed into a concrete embankment. Police said the injured man got out of the car and attempted to run but was chased and shot dead.Relatives at the scene said that it was not a good time for them and did not comment further.Bascombe was killed outside a children’s party in Bagatelle, Diego Martin shortly after 5 pm.He was shot by the occupants of a passing car and was taken to the St James Medical Centre where he died.Police said an automatic weapon was used in the attack. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Related16 killed in four days in T&T; toll now 460December 5, 2017In “latest news”Autopsy: T&T schoolgirl strangled, struggled with attackerJanuary 17, 2017In “latest news”T&T man wanted for two murders killed in stand-off with policeJuly 12, 2016In “Crime” read more