Jüri Ratas resigns as Estonian prime minister

first_imgJüri Ratas resigned as prime minister of Estonia and head of the Centre Party on Wednesday, amid allegations of corruption against his party.On Tuesday, the Estonian Public Prosecutor’s Office announced it suspected the Centre Party and five individuals, including its Secretary-General Mihhail Korb, were involved in “possible corruption” in relation to allegations of influence peddling and bribery over the Porto Franco property development project in Tallinn.Ratas said in a statement published on Facebook that while he had been told he was not personally implicated in the allegations and had never knowingly made any “malevolent or knowingly wrong” decisions during his time as PM, he was taking “political responsibility” and stepping aside. “The suspicions lodged by the Office of the Prosecutor General … do not yet mean that someone is definitely guilty, but they inevitably cast a serious shadow on all the parties involved,” Ratas wrote. “In such a situation, giving, through my resignation, a possibility to shed light on all circumstances and achieve clarity seems the only right thing to do.”According to local media, under the constitution, Ratas’ resignation will lead to the dissolution of the current government, with Ratas likely continuing to act as a caretaker prime minister until a new one is formed.last_img read more

Big Rig Driver Dead, Three Others Injured in Buellton Accident

first_imgBUELLTON, Calif. (Keyt.com) — The driver of a big rig is dead and three others injured after a vehicle accident Thursday afternoon. It happened at about 2:40 p.m. at northbound Highway 101 at Santa Rosa Road. Santa Barbara County Fire, Hazmat, water tenders, AMR, a battalion chief and helicopter all assisted.Click here to continue reading the story.last_img

Jakarta’s New Terminal Starts Operation

first_imgA new container terminal built by Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK Line), PT. Pelabuhan Indonesia II (IPC), Mitsui and PSA International (PSA) has commenced commercial operations at Tanjung Priok Port in Jakarta, Indonesia.The new terminal will be operated by the newly established company PT New Priok Container Terminal One, a joint venture founded by IPC, Mitsui, PSA and NYK Line to construct and manage the terminal.The container terminal is expected to have an annual handling capacity of approximately 1.5 million TEUs. The terminal has an overall berth length of 850 meters and a 16-meter draft and is capable of handling mega container ships.Back in December 2014, the companies teamed up to build the new terminal due to a rapid increase in container traffic in Indonesia.Jakarta’s Tanjung Priok Port, being the largest port in the country, handles the majority of Indonesia’s international container traffic.The new terminal is a part of the Indonesia Port Corporations’ (IPC) expansion project which includes the construction of seven terminals and two product terminals by 2023. With the new terminals, the port will have the capacity to handle 18 million TEUs annually.last_img read more

Texas coming off win with fresh questions about defense

first_imgAUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Missed tackles and botched assignments were embarrassing enough the first time around. Then the Texas Longhorns were forced to endure them again while watching tape on Sunday.Their coaches were kind enough to assemble a collection of every third down conversion on which the Longhorns failed to stop Notre Dame and Rice.“Not necessarily a highlight film,” safety Dylan Haines said. “More of a lowlight film. You are sitting there saying, ‘Why did I do that? I would never do that again.’”The Longhorns have some reason for optimism after defeating Rice 42-28 Saturday to even their record at 1-1. Several young players made significant contributions. Redshirt freshman quarterback Jerrod Heard had a breakout game running and passing. Freshman receiver John Burt hooked up with Heard for a 69-yard touchdown play. Freshman linebacker Malik Jefferson is already a play-maker.But those developments won’t matter much if the Longhorns can’t make some stops. Texas ranks 114th of 127 teams nationally in total defense. The Longhorns are last in defending third-down conversions after allowing Rice failed only seven of their 21 attempts.The issues start up front with the line.“We’re not winning one on one,” coach Charlie Strong said. “We tell them all the time, you have to get off blocks. You can’t be a shock absorber.”The Longhorns lost six starters from a team that ranked 25th in defense last season. One of them, all-America tackle Malcom Brown, was a first-round draft pick of the New England Patriots.Even so, Strong praised his returning linemen during preseason camp, saying he had nine reliable players.And now?“I still have them,” Strong said, smiling. “I have to get them to play.”Tackles Hassan Ridgeway and Desmond Jackson, a junior and senior, respectively, began the season with high expectations. They are also recovering from injuries. Jackson missed the last 10 games last season with a foot injury.“I’m trying to get back to being who I am,” Jackson said.Texas had difficulty with Rice’s Driphus Jackson, a mobile and elusive quarterback.“I think we had eight missed sacks,” Strong said. “One time we had four people miss him on one sack.”This week the Longhorns face California’s Jared Goff, a more stationary quarterback who ranks eighth nationally in passing efficiency.“He’s not going to scramble around like Jackson,” Strong said. “We have to make him move his feet, make him uncomfortable.”One man capable of that is Jefferson, the highly touted middle linebacker. Jefferson leads the team in tackles – he also has missed some — and returned a fumble 26 yards for a touchdown against Rice.The enthusiastic Jefferson enjoyed watching himself run on the Royal-Memorial Stadium video scoreboard.“My eyes got real big,” Jefferson said. “I was wondering, does the end zone glow when I score?”last_img read more

Holloway: Decisions have been made on the futures of QPR players

first_imgEmbed from Getty Images Ian Holloway says decisions have been taken on the futures of some QPR players.The likes of Jamie Mackie, James Perch and Nedum Onuoha are coming towards the end of their contracts at Loftus Road.Manager Holloway has also been keen to offload striker Idrissa Sylla, but Rangers have not previously received any suitable offers.AdChoices广告“I’m going to have to make some really tough decisions,” Holloway said after his team’s 1-0 defeat at Reading, where Rangers dominated large spells of the game.“With some of them I have already done, but we’ll make some announcements on that.“We have to try to move forward as a club. I’m paid to do that. And I feel we’ve moved forward massively when you look at that performance.“I’m delighted with my lads. I want them to grow and I want them to believe.”Holloway also said he was unhappy that Jake Bidwell and not one of Rangers’ attacking players stepped up to take an injury-time penalty, which was saved. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebookcenter_img See also:QPR lose at Reading after Bidwell’s late penalty is savedReading v QPR player ratingsHolloway furious Bidwell took QPR’s late penalty at Readinglast_img read more

GGG vs. Derevyanchenko PPV price: How much does it cost to watch Gennadiy Golovkin’s fight on DAZN?

first_imgGennadiy Golovkin wanted another shot at Canelo Alvarez, but it’s clear Alvarez had zero interest in a trilogy. That left “GGG” searching for his next challenge — until Sergiy Derevyanchenko popped up, along with an opportunity for Golovkin to recapture a title belt.Golovkin and Derevyanchenko will enter the ring at Madison Square Garden on Saturday and battle for the vacant IBF middleweight title, which Alvarez left behind when he couldn’t reach an agreement with Derevyanchenko. Alvarez tried to avoid the mandatory opponent in favor of a matchup with Demetrius Andrade, but when his plan fell apart, he elected to jump weight classes for a fight with Sergey Kovalev. Now Golovkin (39-1-1) is looking to win the title dropped by his rival. The 37-year-old last fought in June and scored a fourth-round victory with a KO of Steve Rolls. It may not be as smooth against Derevyanchenko (14-1), though, as the Ukrainian is coming off a unanimous decision win over Jack Culcay.Will Golovkin or Derevyanchenko walk away with the strap? Here is everything you need to know about how to watch the “GGG” vs. Derevyanchenko fight, which won’t be shown via traditional pay-per-view now that Golovkin is exclusively fighting on DAZN.Join DAZN to watch GGG vs. Derevyanchenko & 100+ fight nights a yearIs the GGG vs. Derevyanchenko fight on PPV?The Golovkin-Derevyanchenko fight will not be available via pay-per-view. Instead, you can watch the bout exclusively on DAZN, a global live sports streaming platform.DAZN can be streamed on Amazon Fire, AppleTV, Google Chromecast, Playstation 3, Playstation 4, Roku, iOS and Android. It can also be accessed using web browsers like Google Chrome, Safari, Internet Explorer and Firefox.Comcast customers can sign up for DAZN on Xfinity Flex and soon Xfinity X1.MORE ABOUT DAZN• Meet DAZN, the first dedicated live sports streaming service• What sports are live-streamed on DAZN?• How much does DAZN’s live sports streaming service cost? How much does the GGG fight cost?1 month DAZN subscription: $19.991 year DAZN subscription: $99.99Current DAZN subscribers already have access to the fight. New subscribers can pay either $19.99 per month or $99.99 per year for the service.Sign up for DAZN to watch 100+ fight nights a yearWhat time does Gennadiy Golovkin’s fight start?7 p.m. ET (prelim) | 9 p.m. (main card)The main card on Oct. 5 kicks off at 9 p.m. ET, so expect Golovkin vs. Derevyanchenko to face off about 10:30 or 11 p.m. ET, depending on the length of the earlier fights.GGG vs. Derevyanchenko fight cardMatchupClassGennadiy Golovkin vs. Sergiy DerevyanchenkoMiddleweightAli Akhmedov vs. Andrew HernandezSuper middleweightsIvan Baranchyk vs. Gabriel BraceroJunior welterweightsIsrail Madrimov vs. Alejandro BarreraJunior middleweightsBrian Ceballo vs. Javier AlbonicaWelterweightsNikita Ababiy vs. Isiah SeldonSuper middleweightsJoe Ward vs. Marco DelgadoLight heavyweightsJohnathan Arroyo vs. Jonathan FigueroaJunior middleweightslast_img read more