Sport Yuzuru Hanyu, the only man in more than 50 years to win back-to-back Olympic gold in figure skating, said on Tuesday that his condition is "100 percent" ahead of the world championships after months out of competition with an ankle injury. 19 Mar 2019 01:45PM Bookmark TOKYO: Yuzuru Hanyu, the only man in more than 50 years to win back-to-back Olympic gold in figure skating, said on Tuesday that his condition is "100 percent" ahead of the world championships after months out of competition with an ankle injury.Hanyu injured his right ankle in practice for a Grand Prix event late last year and was forced to drop out of the Grand Prix Final as well as the Japanese nationals.It has been roughly four months since his last competition - a situation similar to last year's Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, where he triumphed after a long gap due to a different injury to the same ankle.It will also be his first face-off in roughly a year with U.S. skater Nathan Chen, who is the … [Read more...] about Figure skating: Olympic champion Hanyu says ‘100 percent’ on return to ice
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By Lee Berthiaume The Canadian Press Thu., Feb. 21, 2019 OTTAWA—The Trudeau government faced fresh fire over its treatment of disabled veterans on Thursday after a new analysis by Parliament’s budgetary watchdog found an incoming system of benefits will shortchange some of the most severely injured former service members. The report by parliamentary budget officer Yves Giroux also appeared to confirm what many within the veterans’ community have long maintained, namely that the benefits for those leaving the Forces today are less generous than was available to previous generations. Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan, who is acting as the veterans affairs minister following Jody Wilson-Raybould’s resignation last week, defended the Liberals’ plan, saying it will address many of the shortcomings of previous systems. “This system that we are putting into place looks after our veterans in a much more comprehensive way,” he said. … [Read more...] about Some disabled veterans to get less cash under Liberal plan, budget watchdog says
By Colin Perkel The Canadian Press Fri., Jan. 25, 2019 The federal government knowingly short-changed hundreds of thousands of disabled veterans and RCMP members about $165 million in benefits, a proposed class action filed in Federal Court on Friday asserts. The unproven claim, which seeks $600 million in damages, accuses the government of negligence and breach of contract among other things. It also wants the court to order the government to pay the owed benefits with interest. “Canada’s calculation error has resulted in loss to vulnerable eligible members who rely on benefits to survive,” the suit alleges. “Canada has known about the calculation error for years but it has not taken appropriate steps to rectify its conduct.” The lawsuit, which has yet to be certified as a class action, follows a calculation error the government admits making in 2002. As a result, as many as 270,000 veterans and others receiving a disability pension or … [Read more...] about Feds sued for short-changing disabled veterans and alleged cover-up
By Kate Feldman New York Daily News Tues., July 17, 2018 Sacha Baron Cohen lied about his identity, but he never pretended to be a veteran, Showtime insisted Monday amid controversy. The Borat funnyman debuted his new show, Who Is America?, on Showtime Sunday night, but much of the mockumentary’s advertising was done the week prior by a string of right-wing politicians and celebrities who had been duped by Cohen. Among the loudest complainers were Congressmen Dana Rohrabacher and Joe Wilson, radio host Joe Walsh, former Sen. Majority Leader Trent Lott and gun rights advocate Philip Van Cleave, who all happily endorsed a program to arm kindergarteners in an attempt to stop school shootings. But it was former vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin’s allegations that Cohen had disguised himself as “a disabled U.S. Veteran, fake wheelchair and all” to trick her into an interview, that led to a Los Angeles billboard Monday morning that accused … [Read more...] about Showtime says Sacha Baron Cohen didn’t ‘present himself as a disabled veteran’ on Who Is America?
Neymar admits not being 100 percent fit ahead of World Cup (Associated Press) - May 28, 2018 - 11:51am RIO DE JANEIRO — Neymar admitted Sunday (Monday Manila time) he is not 100 percent in shape after a week's training with Brazil in its World Cup preparations. The striker said he still feels discomfort in his recovering right foot but believes he will be better for the tournament in Russia, which begins June 14. "Physically I am well, my foot is fine. I am adapting in a few things. I still feel some discomfort, but it is not something that will trouble me," the 26-year-old Neymar told journalists at Brazil's football confederation headquarters in Rio de Janeiro. Asked how well he was feeling now, Neymar answered: "Not 100 percent yet. But that comes with time. It is normal that I have this fear of making complete movements. Let's take it easy, there are still many days until the (World Cup) opener and I will be 100 percent … [Read more...] about Neymar admits not being 100 percent fit ahead of World Cup