Everton plan swoop for Manchester United free agent

first_img no dice REVEALED Everton are targeting Manchester United star Chris Smalling, according to reports.Smalling, the centre-half, is out of contract at the end of the season and he’s been watched by Everton scouts as they weigh up a move for him. The 28-year-old has somewhat rediscovered his best form after last season was uncharacteristically poor by his standards.He’s made 14 appearances in all competitions, chipping in with a goal in United’s defeat of Watford, and is clearly regarded by Jose Mourinho as one of the club’s first-choice defenders.However, Smalling is out of contract next summer and, despite talks being held between him and the club, the former Fulham star is yet to put pen to paper on an extension.And Everton are showing interest in tempting him to Merseyside when his deal runs out in June, according to The Sun. Latest Football News shining Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move REVEALED Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card RANKED REPLY Smalling has been far better this season than he was throughout 2017/18 center_img Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? BEST OF Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade 1 MONEY huge blow Smalling is reported to have been watched by Everton scouts, working on the orders of Marco Silva, with the Toffees ready to splash the cash when the transfer window opens at the end of the season.United have the option to extend Smalling’s contract by a further year due to a clause written in his existing deal, but Everton will not be put off even if the Old Trafford club trigger the extension. ADVICE last_img read more

Torontos Shenae GrimesBeech became famous playing teens on 90210 and Degrassi Shes

first_imgAdvertisement After launching her career on teen dramas Degrassi: The Next Generation and 90210, Toronto-born Shenae Grimes-Beech embraced the more mature role of Jacqueline Cooper on CTV’s new police series The Detail.“I’ve literally never even played a grown-up, really,” she said in an on-set interview. Twitter Login/Register With: Advertisement Advertisement Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment The Detail centres on three homicide detectives played by Grimes-Beech, British actress Angela Griffin, who spent many years on the popular soap Coronation Street, and Wendy Crewson (Saving Hope). Vancouver-raised David Cubitt (Medium) also stars in the series, which premieres March 25.Interviewed last July on the Toronto set, Grimes-Beech said the show is about “three generations of women who are brilliantly balancing home life and work life without it even being talked about.”last_img read more

Child welfare bill a litmus test in breaking from colonial policies National

first_imgAFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde told Justin Trudeau on Friday “it is incomprehensible that, in 2019, we can allow the legacy of Residential Schools and the 60s Scoop to continue through nothing more than another colonial practice.” APTN/file photo.Justin BrakeAPTN NewsAssembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde has personally asked Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to table a bill that would give jurisdiction over child welfare to First Nations.In a letter dated Feb. 7, but sent to Trudeau on Friday, Bellegarde says Trudeau should consider his promised child welfare bill a “litmus test of your political will to finally break from generations of colonial policies.“Such policies, both federal and provincial/territorial, have torn generations of First Nations families apart. It is incomprehensible that, in 2019, we can allow the legacy of Residential Schools and the 60s Scoop to continue through nothing more than another colonial practice.”The letter follows recent public letters and comments from First Nation leaders in B.C., Saskatchewan and Ontario, who say the last draft bill they were privy to did not include the full transfer of jurisdiction over child welfare to First Nations.Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN) Vice Chief David Pratt told APTN News Thursday that former Indigenous Services Minister Jane Philpott said giving First Nations jurisdiction was “doable”.But Pratt said the Saskatchewan government told FSIN leadership that they weren’t willing to relinquish jurisdiction over Indigenous children in state care.On Friday Assembly of First Nations Regional Chief for Manitoba Kevin Hart told APTN he believes the Manitoba government is also resisting the legislation.“Our children have been commodified and used as leverage by provincial governments” for economic purposes, he said.“The child tax benefits that are generated by kids in care are put into the general revenue of the province of Manitoba to basically stimulate the very economy here when it comes to child and family services,” he added, referring to the federal transfers to provincial governments.Cheryl Casimer of B.C.’s First Nation Summit told APTN this week the two “deal breakers” for most First Nations is the jurisdiction issue, and adequate funding for transition and implementation of child welfare.AFN Manitoba Regional Chief Kevin Hart says his province is among those resistant to handing jurisdiction over Indigenous children in state care to First Nations. APTN.Leaders say the matter is urgent, because Parliament doesn’t sit next week, and with each day that passes the chances of passing federal legislation before the fall election grows slimmer.“The criticisms of the draft Indigenous Family Unity Act are simple and straightforward and have been echoed by First Nations leadership from coast to coast to coast,” Bellegarde wrote in his letter to Trudeau.“The legislation must affirm our jurisdiction and responsibility over our children and families, under our own laws. Further, to effectively implement jurisdiction, a clear commitment of adequate and sustainable funding is imperative.”Indigenous Services Minister Seamus O’Regan has declined to comment on the substance of the legislation but has said his department is working to address the concerns raised by First Nation leaders.In December, Trudeau promised the Liberals would table the long-anticipated Indigenous languages and child welfare bills by the end of January.Only the language legislation has been introduced, but without the support of Inuit.Hart said the language legislation is meaningless if First Nations can’t regain jurisdiction over their children.“We cannot protect and preserve our languages if we don’t have our children to teach those very languages to.”[email protected]@JustinBrakeNewslast_img read more