Former FIFA vice-president Jack Warner loses fight against U.S. extradition

first_imgPORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) – Former politician and FIFA vice-president Austin ‘Jack’ Warner on Wednesday lost his lawsuit challenging his extradition to the United States.Warner is wanted by authorities to answer charges of fraud arising out of a Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) bribery scandal.Delivering a 50-page ruling in the High Court on Wednesday, Justice James Aboud dismissed the claim for judicial review brought by Warner.That lawsuit challenged the process used by the Office of the Attorney General in signing off on the U.S. Government’s request for his extradition in May 2015.It now means that the extradition proceedings in the Port-of-Spain Magistrate’s Court will resume.That matter was on hold while Warner’s challenge was being heard.There was agreement, however, for the stay on the extradition proceedings to remain for 28 days to give Warner time to consider whether he wants to appeal the decision.Indicted by U.S. authorities over allegations of racketeering, wire fraud and money-laundering conspiracies spanning 24 years, Warner is charged with 12 offences related to racketeering, corruption and money-laundering allegedly committed in the jurisdiction of the United States and Trinidad and Tobago, dating as far back as 1990.Warner claims the case against him is politically motivated and accuses the United States of seeking revenge because it lost to Qatar in its bid to host the 2022 World Cup.last_img read more

Alumna’s book follows family struggle

first_imgJean Guerrero, a USC alumna and PEN Award-winning writer, explains how writing allowed her to better understand her father. She spoke Tuesday at Wallis Annenberg Hall. (Dimple Sarnaaik | Daily Trojan)Jean Guerrero grew up knowing her father as a paranoid schizophrenic. To better understand him and his story, the USC alumna wrote “Crux: A Cross-Border Memoir” and returned to USC to debut her book at a talk at Wallis Annenberg Hall Tuesday. Guerrero’s book rejects the notion that the world is composed of dualities. Using the underlying metaphor of crossing the border from Mexico to the U.S., Guerrero said the writing process taught her that human beings should never be labeled or stereotyped. Guerrero said her father, who was diagnosed with schizophrenia, always told her stories of his alleged travels to “escape CIA operatives.” Because of her father’s condition, Guerrero believed it was her job to learn more about his past. “I felt that it was my duty as his daughter and as a journalist to investigate the possibility that what he said was true,” Guerrero said. While Guerrero was conducting research for her book, she learned to separate journalistic work from her obsession with her father and the parallels she found between their lives. “I started being extremely self-destructive, experimenting with drugs, self-mutilating, and I saw the book as an opportunity to finally separate myself from my father,” Guerrero said.During the talk, Guerrero focused on a chapter depicting the garden her family tended during her childhood. She said that the animals they owned began to die when her father became depressed. According to her, the excerpt was written to link the lives of the animals to the loss of their main caretaker, her father. “My awareness of death arose from my father’s deterioration,” Guerrero said. Guerrero explained that developing her book involved a lot of research and traveling, including going to Mexico to learn more about her father’s past, especially his childhood. Through her research, Guerrero discovered that her father’s great-grandmother was clairvoyant. Although his great-grandmother was praised and celebrated for her ability to “speak to spirits,” Guerrero said she thought it was ironic how her father was viewed as ill and dangerous for telling similar stories. “The book is all of the different rabbit holes I went into trying to figure out the truth about what was going on with my father,” Guerrero said. “One of those rabbit holes included going to Mexico where he’s from and learning that he had a great grandmother who was allegedly a curandera, clairvoyant … but she was attributed with having a gift, whereas my father was always seen as having an illness.” Guerrero hopes that her book will allow readers to feel less lonely and imbue them with a sense of hope. She also said she wants readers to reflect on the idea that reality is never as simple as it seems, and that people must open themselves up to different perspectives and outcomes.last_img read more

Patriots vs. Bills final score: New England secures 11th straight AFC East title with tight win

first_imgQuarterback Josh Allen and the Bills proved Saturday they can hang with the Patriots in Foxborough, facing goal-to-go and trailing by a touchdown with less than two minutes to go.But New England’s defense got into the backfield on third and fourth downs, sacking Allen and then forcing a desperation heave that was knocked down, ending the Bills’ (10-5) divisional hopes. The Patriots (12-3) kneeled out a 24-17 win that secures their 11th consecutive AFC East championship. 5️⃣3️⃣9️⃣ @TomBrady ties Peyton Manning for second all-time on the career passing TD list! #GoPats📺: #BUFvsNE on @NFLNetworkWatch now on your 📱: to watch on any device:— NFL (@NFL) December 21, 20194:40 p.m.: FIELD GOAL, Bills. Buffalo can’t do much with the short field, but it’s still 3 points. Bills 3, Patriots 0.4:36 p.m.: FUMBLE, Patriots. Rex Burkhead has a solid gain, but he’s caught from behind by Jordan Poyer, who punches the ball out. Micah Hyde falls on it and returns it all the way back to the Patriots 29-yard line. Huge swing early.. @J_poyer21 forces it out and @micah_hyde returns the fumble inside Patriots territory! #GoBills📺: #BUFvsNE on @NFLNetworkWatch now on your 📱: to watch on any device:— NFL (@NFL) December 21, 20194:33 p.m.: New England begins with on its own 21 after a poor return. The home team dominated time of possession, holding the ball for 38:52, but couldn’t always turn long drives into touchdowns. Patriots drives of 8:58 and 6:40 both ended with field goals, helping allow Buffalo to stick around.MORE: Watch select NFL games live with fuboTV (7-day free trial)Big plays powered the Bills offense. Allen (13 for 26, 208 yards, two touchdowns) found tight end Dawson Knox for 33 yards to get down to the 1-yard line, eventually stealing a game-tying touchdown with one second left before halftime.After entering the half tied 10-10, a 53-yard touchdown pass from Allen to John Brown midway through the third quarter put the Bills up 17-13, their first lead of the game.VIDEO: Bills-Patriots highlightsQuarterback Tom Brady (26-for-33 passing, 271 yards, one touchdown), though, led scoring drives on the following two possessions, putting New England back up. The first was one of those long series that only led to a field goal, but the Patriots reached the end zone their following trip down the field.With a successful 2-point conversion, that put Buffalo down 24-17 with 5:06 to play. Allen brought the Bills down to the 8-yard line, only to go backward from there, giving New England a win.Check out Sporting News’ scoring updates and highlights from the Week 16 AFC East showdown:Patriots vs. Bills final score Q1Q2Q3Q4FPatriots736824Bills377017Patriots vs. Bills updates, highlightsFinal: Patriots 24, Bills 177:33 p.m.: TURNOVER ON DOWNS, Bills. New England sacks Allen on third-and-goal and brings the house on fourth. Allen retreats for his life and puts it up for grabs in the end zone, but it’s easily broken up. The Patriots will win the game and the AFC East.7:29 p.m.: The two-minute warning hits with Buffalo thinking over a second-and-goal from the 9.. @JoshAllenQB with a big-time throw! @BuffaloBills inside the 10. #GoBills📺: #BUFvsNE on @NFLNetworkWatch now on your 📱: to watch on any device:— NFL (@NFL) December 22, 20197:24 p.m.: Allen sneaks for the first down, barely. Took a bounce to the outside, and then a dive for the line to gain. He should’ve gotten a free 15 yards for a facemask, but the referees missed it.. @JoshAllenQB ‘s extra effort on 4th & 1 earns the first down! #GoBills📺: #BUFvsNE on @NFLNetworkWatch now on your 📱: to watch on any device:— NFL (@NFL) December 22, 20197:23 p.m.: The Bills are driving but face a fourth-and-1 on the 30.7:12 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, Patriots. Rex Burkhead breaks a couple of tackles on the goal-line for a short score. New England takes the lead with about 5 minutes left, adding on a 2-point conversion from Brady to Edelman. Patriots 24, Bills 17.Rex Burkhead powers through to put the @Patriots on top! @RBrex34 #GoPats📺: #BUFvsNE on @NFLNetworkWatch now on your 📱: to watch on any device:— NFL (@NFL) December 22, 20197:07 p.m.: Edelman has returned to the game, and the Patriots are in the red zone.. @Edelman11 slips a tackle and picks up 30! #GoPats📺: #BUFvsNE on @NFLNetworkWatch now on your 📱: to watch on any device:— NFL (@NFL) December 22, 20196:59 p.m.: FIELD GOAL, Patriots. Yet another long drive for the Patriots. Eleven plays, 77 yards, 6:40. But Brady gets stopped short on a third-and-goal scramble, so New England settles for another kick. Bills 17, Patriots 16.End third quarter: Bills 17, Patriots 136:40 p.m.: Julian Edelman, who ran into a DB and was down on the field for a bit, heads to the locker room eventually. He was allowed to remain in the game initially, though.6:35 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, Bills. Allen to John Brown for 53 yards on the third drive after halftime. Buffalo has its first lead of the game. Bills 17, Patriots 13.SMOKEY BROWN.53-yard TD on the pass from @JoshAllenQB to take the lead! #GoBills📺: #BUFvsNE on @NFLNetworkWatch now on your 📱: to watch on any device:— NFL (@NFL) December 21, 20196:27 p.m.: FIELD GOAL, Patriots. New England can’t pick up a third-and-18, and require a 51-yard Nick Folk kick to retake the lead. Patriots 13, Bills 10.6:17 p.m.: Buffalo begins the second half with possession.Halftime: Patriots 10, Bills 106:01 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, Bills. Some trickery from Buffalo results in a big boy touchdown. Allen finds offensive tackle Dion Dawkins, who reported as eligible, on a throwback to tie it with one second left. Patriots 10, Bills 10.BIG MAN TD!Dion Dawkins hauls in the @BuffaloBills touchdown to tie it up. #GoBills @DDawkins66📺: #BUFvsNE on @NFLNetworkWatch now on your 📱: to watch on any device:— NFL (@NFL) December 21, 20195:57 p.m.: Huge play for the Bills just before the end of the half. Josh Allen hits tight end Dawson Knox for 33 yards, down to the 1-yard line. Was originally ruled a touchdown. Buffalo now faces first-and-goal from the 1 with 10 seconds left and no timeouts.5:53 p.m.: TURNOVER ON DOWNS, Patriots. This has been a very long final two minutes, but it may finally come to an end. New England goes for it on fourth-and-1 just outside the 40, and some jet sweep action to N’Keal Harry gets blown up by Kevin Johnson.5:36 p.m.: This play from earlier in the second quarter may get some attention.Here’s Tom Brady attempting to trip Ed Oliver. #Bills #Patriots— Ryan Talbot (@RyanTalbotBills) December 21, 20195:27 p.m.: FIELD GOAL, Patriots. New England uses 17 plays and 8:58(!) to go 81 yards and settle for a field goal. An illegal block penalty put Brady behind the sticks, and he couldn’t get out of it. Patriots 10, Bills 3.5:18 p.m.: The Patriots barely convert a fourth-and-1 on about the 30-yard line.End first quarter: Patriots 7, Bills 34:53 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, Patriots. Tom Brady hits Matt LaCosse for an 8-yard score. Long drive that took 7:26 off the clock. Patriots 7, Bills 3.last_img read more

Vietjet is named as one of the best companies to work for

first_imgAbout Vietjet:Vietjet is the first airline in Vietnam to operate as a new-age airline offering flexible, cost-saving ticket fares and diversified services to meet customers’ demands. It provides not only transport services but also uses the latest e-commerce technologies to offer various products and services for consumers. Vietjet is a fully-fledged member of International Air Transport Association (IATA) with the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) certificate. Vietjet was named “Best Ultra Low-Cost Airline 2018 – 2019” and awarded the highest ranking for safety with 7 stars in 2018 and 2019 by the world’s only safety and product rating website The airline has also been listed as one of the world’s 50 best airlines for healthy financing and operations by Airfinance Journal in 2018.Currently, Vietjet operates around 400 flights daily, carrying more than 80 million passengers to date, with 119 routes covering destinations across Vietnam and international destinations such as Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, mainland China, Thailand, Myanmar, Malaysia, Indonesia and Cambodia.Source = Vietjet Vietjet is named as one of the best companies to work for in AsiaVietjet is named as one of the best companies to work for in AsiaVietjet has been honored as one of the best companies to work for in Asia at the “HR Asia – Best companies to work for in Asia 2019” ceremony, hosted by Asia’s leading human resource magazine HR Asia Magazine in Ho Chi Minh City.The HR Asia Award is a prestigious award that evaluates and recognises companies with excellent working environments throughout Asia. The awards are held annually in many Asian countries such as Hong Kong, Singapore, China, Malaysia, Indonesia and Taiwan.Other companies in Ho Chi Minh City such as HDBank and Sun Group also received the award.HR Asia’s in-depth surveys of senior executives and HR managers at leading Vietnamese companies on HR policies, recruitment and strategy were used to select the Vietnamese companies recognised with this prestigious regional award.Speaking about the award, Vietjet Managing Director Luu Duc Khanh said: “Our company’s greatest asset is our employees, and thus, we take great pride in creating a work environment and culture that fosters success. Vietjet’s success is contributed by the performance of each employee and teamwork and this award is especially exciting as an employee survey is used as part of the evaluation. We will continue our commitment to investing in employee well-being and engagement in order to ensure our further success.”The new-age airline Vietjet has not only created a “revolution” in the aviation industry by offering flying opportunities for millions of passengers all around the region and the world, but has also offered countless opportunities to its staff with a young, dynamic working environment, good benefits and good HR policies.Vietjet has been honored to be the best employer brand in Asia for many consecutive years and one of the top 50 airlines worldwide by Air Finance Journal for financing and operations. The company has also been recognised with many other domestic and international awards.last_img read more