Lukaku scores as Man Uted ruin Rooney’s Old Trafford return

first_imgRomelu Lukaku scored against his former club as Manchester United thrashed Everton to move joint top of the Premier League.Wayne Rooney’s return to Old Trafford ended in a dismal defeat – embossed by three late goals – which sent Everton into the bottom three.The Toffees have endured a dire start to the season and have not scored a goal in any of four successive defeats in all competitions.Antonio Valencia smashed a shot past Jordan Pickford from 25 yards to put Jose Mourinho’s side into an early lead which rarely came under threat.Rooney, United’s record goalscorer, had Everton’s two best opportunities but once he left the pitch with nine minutes to go his former employers hit overdrive.Lukaku found Henrikh Mkhitaryan to steer home before the Belgium striker bundled in the third himself at the far post, and substitute Anthony Martial added a stoppage-time penalty.United and Manchester City have an identical record at the top after five Premier League games – wins, points, goals scored and goals conceded – with Pep Guardiola’s team on top only alphabetically. If the two teams had identical records at the end of the season, there would be a play-off.last_img read more

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MP Bob Zimmer delivers response to recent Ruger 10/22 magazine prohibition

first_imgLastly, the error that was made making the 10/22 Magazines prohibited as a result of being “commonly available in Canada.”3(b) that is capable of containing more than 10 cartridges of the type for which the magazine was originally designed and that is designed or manufactured for use in a semi-automatic handgun that is commonly available in Canada.The Sturm Ruger Charger pistol was first manufactured and sold starting in 2008, long after the first 25 round magazines were manufactured starting in 1994. Less than 500 Sturm Ruger Charger pistols were exported to Canada and zero BX-25 magazines were shipped from Ruger to Canada, far from qualifying as commonly available in Canada.The Firearms Act does not grant authority to the RCMP to make classifications or re-classifications of any kind.  Nor does it recognize the existence or legitimacy of the Firearms Reference Table, known as the FRT. The FRT constitutes nothing more than the opinion of one RCMP technician, the Firearms Act specifically grants authority only to the Minister to make classification decisions through Order-in-Council.It is clear that the classification and subsequent prohibition of legal items owned by lawful Canadians is clearly ultra vires of the RCMP’s authority. By what authority do they possess the ability to provide statements to other law enforcement bodies and the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) directing the prohibition of items they have no authority to prohibit?Advertisement OTTAWA – Bob Zimmer, Member of Parliament for Prince George-Peace River-Northern Rockies and Co-Chair of the Parliamentary Outdoor Caucus has delivered his response to the recent Ruger 10/22 magazine prohibition.He had delivered the letter to Minister Goodale.“I hope that Minister Goodale understands the mistake that the RCMP Firearms Division made and reverses their errant decision prohibiting the 10/22 magazine,” said Mr. Zimmer. “I am deeply concerned that firearms regulations are being changed by bureaucrats without due process or oversight by elected officials.”A full copy of the letter Zimmer prepared is below.“Dear Minister Goodale,Thank you for your prompt reply to my letter concerning the change in classification of certain Ruger 10/22 magazines. I would like to point out three clear errors in the RCMP decision.  These errors are being used as a foundation to turn law abiding Canadians into criminals.Advertisement The Sturm Ruger 10/22 Rifle was originally manufactured and released in 1964. Subsequently, accessories were manufactured, including the 25 round magazine produced in 1978 by Butler Creek and later the BX-25 magazine manufactured by Ruger in 2012.The Sturm Ruger Charger pistol was manufactured and sold starting in 2008 and ceased being produced as of 2013. It was then manufactured again from 2014-2015. Of note, less than 500 Sturm Ruger Charger pistols were exported to Canada and no BX-25 magazines were shipped from Ruger to Canada.I have outlined below the three errors in the RCMP’s reasoning for the prohibition. “Specifically, paragraph 3 (1)(b) of the Regulations prohibit a cartridge magazine that is capable of containing more than 10 cartridges of the type for which the magazine was originally designed and that is designed or manufactured for use in a semi-automatic handgun that is commonly available in Canada.”Advertisement – Advertisement – Bob ZimmerMember of ParliamentPrince George-Peace River-Northern RockiesCo-Chair, Parliamentary Outdoor Caucus”  Part 4 of the Regulations Prescribing Certain Firearms sections of the Criminal Code states that rimfire magazines are exempt from the Prohibited classification:(2) Paragraph (1)(a) does not include any cartridge magazine that(a) was originally designed or manufactured for use in a firearm that(i) is chambered for, or designed to use, rimfire cartridges,Secondly, the “originally designed” reference excludes the BX-25 and Butler Creek 10/22 25-round magazines as they were originally designed for the rifle and not the handgun. This is proven by the original date of manufacture of the 10/22 rifle in 1964 and the 25 round magazines in 1994, thirty years later.Advertisement Could a civilian employee of the Canadian government interpret a law that created upwards of 400 thousand criminals without first consulting the full session of Parliament? To put it mildly, that civilian employee would have usurped the function of Parliament.As a result of these errors, I ask for an immediate reversal of the reclassification as it has clearly been done outside of the parameters that have been set.Once again, I thank you for your attention to this matter.Sincerely,last_img read more

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Pele says ‘one skill’ Messi not good enough to be best player of all…

first_imgAdvertisementThe three-time World Cup winner Pele recently told in an interview Folha de Sao Paulo that Messi “only has one skill” and that is his left leg.The legendary Brazilian forward explained that Lionel Messi is not good enough to be compared as one of the greats of all time and said that fellow Argentine Diego Maradona is “much better”.There are many who consider Messi to be the finest player to have ever played the game, with a five-time Ballon d’Or winner boasting countless records and a stunning strike rate.Pele, though, has suggested that the 31-year-old is one-dimensional and too reliant on his left foot to be compared to other iconic figures at the top of the world game.The scorer of over 1000 goals told: “How can you make a comparison between a guy who heads the ball well, shoots with the left, shoots with the right and another who only shoots with one leg, only has one skill and doesn’t head the ball well?”“How can you compare? To compare with Pele, it has to be someone who shoots well with the left, shoots well with the right, and scores headers.”While placing himself above Messi in the all-time pecking order, Pele has also suggested that a number of other players sit above the Barcelona talisman.Pele added: “As far as I’m concerned, Maradona was one of the best players ever. If you ask me, ‘Was he better than Messi?’ Yes, he was. Much better.He noted that Franz Beckenbauer and Johan Cruyff were also excellent players.While Pele may not be Messi’s biggest fan at the moment, there is no doubt that Messi is one of the greats of his game in the current era.While international honours have proved elusive, he has won five Golden Balls, nine La Liga titles, four Champions League crowns and three Club World Cups.Advertisementlast_img read more

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