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  • Op Ed: “Canada is Not a Halfway House for Royals”

    first_imgPrince Harry made his first public appearance since he and Meghan Markle announced their plans to step back from senior royal duties.The Queen has given her blessing for the couple to live in Canada part-time during the transition.Canada’s biggest newspaper, The Globe and Mail, out with a scathing editorial, reading in part, “Canada is not a halfway house for anyone looking to get out of Britain while remaining a royal.” The article goes on to say: “If they were ordinary private citizens, plain old Harry and Meghan from Sussex, they would be welcome. But this country’s unique monarchy, and its delicate yet essential place in our constitutional system, means that a royal resident – the Prince is sixth in the line of succession – is not something that Canada can allow. It breaks an unspoken constitutional taboo.”The Royal Family issued a statement on Monday that said there would be a period of transition as the Prince steps back. His wife Meghan Markle is already in Canada with their son, Archie. The Prince also issued two video statements today on mental health and the Invictus Games.The editorial arguing it isn’t appropriate for the country to house senior royals as a member of the Commonwealth, the family of nations where the Queen is head of state. But that might be exactly the reason why it makes sense: in 2018 she made Harry Youth Ambassador for the Commonwealth.By the way Meghan and Harry picked a great place to put down roots because a new global survey says Canada is the world’s best country in which to live behind Switzerland. Canada has moved up to number two in this year’s survey, and Japan has slipped down to number three.last_img read more

  • SU’s Melo arraigned in court on criminal mischief charge

    first_imgUPDATED: June 2, 2011, 4:30 p.m. A Syracuse men’s basketball player was arraigned in Syracuse City Court Wednesday morning on a misdemeanor charge of fourth-degree criminal mischief. Fab Melo, a sophomore center, is accused of reaching through the open driver’s side window of a 2003 Chevrolet Impala and breaking the turn signal control arm, defense lawyer Gary Sommer confirmed. The break caused the turn signal, headlight high beam control and windshield wiper control to become inoperable. The incident occurred Monday afternoon in the 300 block of Slocum Heights on Syracuse University’s South Campus. The Department of Public Safety was not involved in the case, which was entirely handled by city police, DPS Chief Tony Callisto said. Sommer declined to discuss the facts of the case and would not comment on the monetary damage done to the car. Fourth-degree criminal mischief charges are given in instances of recklessly damaging another’s property, exceeding $250 in damage.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Sommer said Melo, whose full name is Fabricio de Melo, was asked to appear in court and did so voluntarily. After pleading not guilty before City Judge James Cecile, Melo was released on his own recognizance, or without bail. Cecile issued an order of protection for a woman. When contacted, Cecile said he could not speak about cases that were still pending. Sommer declined to comment on how or if Melo and the woman were involved. The woman was Melo’s girlfriend, according to an Associated Press article Wednesday. The case was adjourned to June 14, Sommer said. Melo will then appear before City Judge Steve Dougherty, who handles domestic violence cases. It is unclear how this will affect Melo’s standing on the team. Bernie Fine, an associate head coach for the men’s basketball team, accompanied Melo to court Wednesday but declined to comment on the subject. Pete Moore, spokesman for the team, said in an email Thursday the athletics department would not comment and directed further questions to university officials.  Kevin Quinn, senior vice president for public affairs for SU, said in an email statement the university is unable to speak on the matter due to federal law and university policy. He did say Melo remains a currently enrolled student. Melo, a former McDonald’s High School All-American, had a difficult freshman season for Syracuse. He averaged just 2.3 points per game for Syracuse and showed an inability to stay out of foul trouble. He started 24 games but played an average of only 9.9 minutes. [email protected] — Asst. Sports Editor Ryne Gery contributed reporting to this article. Comments Published on May 31, 2011 at 12:00 pm Contact Michael: [email protected] | @Michael_Cohen13center_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

  • Stave shows youth, Groy experience in victory

    first_imgRedshirt freshman Joel Stave struggled at times in Saturday’s game, going 7-of-15 for 106 yards while missing several open targets.[/media-credit]In a game that saw the Badgers earn their ninth consecutive victory against Minnesota in the annual border battle for Paul Bunyan’s Axe, the offense continued its ascension back to its 2011 form despite shaky play at times from redshirt freshman quarterback Joel Stave.While the running game maintained its resurgence to the form of years past – both Montee Ball and James White finished with over 150 yards each and scored a combined five touchdowns – Stave and the passing game continued to leave questions for the coaches to solve as they head into a key home matchup with Michigan State Saturday.Since his insertion into the lineup at halftime against Utah State, Stave has adjusted to his new starting role nicely. Coming into Saturday’s game, he led the Big Ten in passing efficiency with a 149.6 rating, which also ranked fourth among freshman quarterbacks nationally. Stave averaged 9.4 yards per pass attempt, also tops in the Big Ten.Despite completing seven of his 15 passing attempts against Minnesota, Stave only threw for a total of 106 yards and did not throw a single touchdown pass. A sign of his youth and inexperience, Stave underthrew a number of passes, which against a better defense might have cost UW more than just an incomplete pass on the box score.Still, head coach Bret Bielema said the redshirt freshman will continue to grow and develop his skills as he gets more comfortable running the Badgers’ offense.“Joel is just learning how to be a quarterback,” Bielema said. “Some of those things, he has got to get rid of the football, but you coach well on Sundays for a guy like that.“We will point those things out for him. We don’t want him to mishandle the game … the good news is he’s a freshman.”Early in the second quarter, after Stave orchestrated a 38-yard drive down to the Minnesota 26-yard line, the Gophers sacked Stave twice in three plays for a loss of 20 yards, moving UW back to the Minnesota 43-yard line. Out of field goal range, Wisconsin was forced to punt the ball away.“One of them, I saw him coming and my foot slipped out on me there, but [I] can’t let that happen,” Stave said. “Especially in the red zone, I can’t get sacked and keep pushing the ball back and back like that. So I’ve just got to be smarter with it, throw it away.”While ultimately the drive would have no repercussions in the eventual outcome of the game, it would have given Wisconsin a vital cushion at a critical point in the game as the Badgers clung to a razor-thin 7-6 lead at the time.Groy fills in at left tackle for injured WagnerDespite Stave’s personal struggles Saturday, the offense as a whole appears to have hit its stride in recent weeks.After averaging only 16.3 points per game in its first two games, UW has posted 34.2 points per game since and scored at least 27 points in each of its last five games.Most recently with Ball, White and Melvin Gordon at the helm of a surging running game, an injury to senior left tackle Ricky Wagner during Wisconsin’s Oct. 13 matchup with Purdue meant switching junior Ryan Groy from left guard to left tackle to fill in for the injured Wagner.With the exception of right tackle, Groy has now played every position on the offensive line. It’s a fact Groy says made the transition to left tackle an easy one heading into Saturday’s game.“Left tackle was fun, it was something I was prepared for going into the week,” Groy said. “Ricky helped me out with a lot of things during film, and we executed well.”Arguably the most important player on Wisconsin’s offensive line, Wagner’s absence in the lineup posed questions as to whether the running game would be able to continue its recent trend of dominating performances.Overall, the offensive line limited costly mistakes – helping earn Wisconsin 337 rushing yards and five rushing touchdowns – one of the only imperfections being the two sacks it allowed on Stave in the second quarter.“To have Ricky Wagner, probably our best offensive lineman, out of there and to be able to do those things … we knew it wasn’t going to be easy,” Bielema said. “But we wore them down.”Bielema said he does not know yet whether Wagner will be healthy to play against Michigan State, but for now Bielema and the Badgers are pleased with a big win in college football’s oldest rivalry.“I think we take a lot of pride in that,” Bielema said. “I learned that when I first came here … it’s a representation of a victory for an entire year.”Follow Nick on Twitterlast_img read more

  • Grace Center turns a sweet 16

    first_img160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “They’re here to help,” said Joel Tedholm, a 51-year-old client. “To me, personally, the food’s a small part of what they do. Having somebody to talk to is more important.” Grace was presented with a check for $543 from Amargosa Middle School’s leadership class, which raised the money for the charity in a Valentines messaging drive. Grace executive director Steve Baker said the plight of those his charity serves varies widely. He said most of his clients are among the working poor, and that about 2 percent are homeless. Grace’s doors are open to everyone. [email protected] (661) 267-7802 LANCASTER – One of the Antelope Valley’s most prominent charities turned 16 Tuesday. Grace Resource Center, a Christian charity that serves thousands of local residents each year, celebrated its birthday at its Lancaster headquarters where about 50 staffers, volunteers and clients lit candles and shared an oversize chocolate cake. Grace opened as a food bank in 1991 at its 3,800-square-foot Yucca Avenue location. It has been at its current Sierra Highway location, a 12,000-square-foot facility near Avenue I, since 2001. The charity provides more than 100,000 meals annually. It also provides social services such as medical care and job training, and religious counseling to countless others. last_img read more

  • Wii U Mario Kart 8 bundle image leaks

    first_imgThe Wii U needs all the help it can get to shift units, and that’s why Nintendo is focusing on its much-loved first-party IP to sell the machine. The next game to get the Wii U treatment is Mario Kart 8 at the end of May. It looks great as the first Mario Kart to sport HD graphics, and it also looks like Nintendo is planning to bundle the game with the Wii U.An image has leaked of the box art for this new bundle. Nintendo isn’t confirming it exists of course, but does anyone really doubt that it does? In fact, I think gamers would be more surprised if Nintendo didn’t create this bundle as it just makes sense.The existing official bundles: one containing The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD, and the other Mario & Luigi, both can be picked up for $299.99. I expect the Mario Kart 8 bundle complete with a 32GB black Wii U to match that price, especially as Nintendo has made it clear we won’t be seeing a hardware price drop before 2015. However, saying that, a $249.99 Mario Kart 8 Wii U bundle would be great to kick off the summer with.If you already own a Wii U, then I’m sure Mario Kart 8 is on your buy list come May 30. The gameplay is more of the same (not a bad thing), but there are going to be anti-gravity sections to mix things up a bit. You can also play online against up to 11 other players, and use Mario Kart TV to share clips from races through Miiverse.Even if you don’t like the gimmicks that surround the racing, this is a 60fps game with HD graphics running on a Wii U. Highest quality game yet seen on the platform? Probably.last_img read more