VANCOUVER — A defence lawyer for a man on trial for the murder of a 12-year-old girl in British Columbia over 40 years ago says the Crown relied on a false confession and failed to prove its case beyond a reasonable doubt.Patrick Angly told jurors in closing arguments at the B.C. Supreme Court trial that undercover police provided and promised inducements to Garry Handlen during a sting operation in Ontario in 2014.Handlen has pleaded not guilty to the first-degree murder of Monica Jack in Merritt in 1978.Angly says undercover officers used a so-called Mr. Big operation that led to his client’s confession but the law recognizes that those targeted by such police practices can falsely confess to crimes.Angly says Handlen found friends and a family in the supposed crime group he joined and was faced with losing his job.However, the Crown has said Handlen had plenty of friends and work, and argued he was a suspicious person who even asked if he was being recorded before his alleged confession, which was captured by a hidden video camera.The Canadian Press
Go back to the e-newsletterOetker Collection has announced Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten as restaurant partner at the Palácio Tangará, the latest masterpiece in the collection due to open in São Paulo in the northern spring of 2017.Jean-Georges Vongerichten, who has led a stellar career in Michelin-starred kitchens, owns and operates over 30 restaurants worldwide in cities such as New York and Paris, Shanghai and Tokyo. The partnership with Oetker Collection at Palácio Tangará will be his first venture in South America. Jean-Georges will be taking care of all the food and beverage for the hotel including the Restaurant Tangará, the Park Lounge & Terrace, room service and banquet facilities.The appointment of Jean-Georges follows a successful partnership between Oetker Collection and Jean-Georges at Eden Rock St Barths. Frank Marrenbach, CEO Oetker Collection, declares: “We are indeed very proud that we could win with Jean-Georges one of the world’s best and famous chefs to become our partner for the restaurant and F&B concepts of Palácio Tangará. His level of professionalism combined with his creative genius will for sure allow us to create wonderful culinary experiences for our guests in the restaurant, on the terraces and in the ball room. No doubt this collaboration will contribute significantly to the future success of the hotel and its positioning as an urban oasis in the heart of São Paulo.”Jean-Georges adds: “After our first successful cooperation at Eden Rock St Barths, I am delighted to work again with the Oetker Collection team in São Paulo. The Brazilian heritage, culture and cheerful lifestyle, the huge variety of local produce combined with the spectacular hotel architecture and design in Burle Marx Park make this project very special. My team and I are excited about the partnership and the great potential that Palácio Tangará offers.”Go back to the e-newsletter
HARD HITTING BOOZER HEADS $150,000 TIZNOW STAKES AT FLAT MILE ON SATURDAY; GLATT TRAINEE SEEKS SECOND STAKES WIN IN-A-ROW
BOOZER: Owned by Al and Sandee Kirkwood, this 6-year-old gelding by Unusual Heat rallied to win Santa Anita’s Sensational Star Stakes at 6 ½ furlongs down the hillside turf course three starts back on Feb. 27 and he was a close second as the 3-2 favorite two starts back in a one mile turf allowance here on March 20. A winner of the one mile Bertrando Stakes at Los Alamitos on April 16, Boozer, who has run 20 of his 22 lifetime starts on grass, will hope he can replicate his one mile main track win at Los Alamitos here on Saturday. Fifth in his only Santa Anita dirt try five starts back on Jan. 9, Boozer is 22-7-5-4, with earnings of $538,792. SONGFORJOHNMICHAEL: Trained by Dan Hendricks, this lightly raced 5-year-old gelding by Songandaprayer takes a big drop in class off a third place finish behind Cat Burglar in the Santana Mile here on April 2. A winner of a seven furlong allowance off a year and a half layoff March 5, Songforjohnmichael earned a Tiznow-best 98 Beyer Speed figure in the Santana Mile and could be primed for a huge effort on Saturday. With a win from three starts at one mile, he has four wins from nine lifetime starts. Owned by R L Stables, LLC, Songforjohnmichael is out of the Quiet American mare, Silent Demand. SNOW CHIEF IS ONE OF FIVE CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH DAY STAKES FOR CAL-BRED OR SIRED HORSES THE $150,000 TIZNOW STAKES IN POST POSITION ORDER WITH JOCKEYS AND WEIGHTSRace 8 (of 11) Approximate post time 5:30 p.m. PDT Howdy–Mario Gutierrez–120Boozer–Edwin Maldonado–122Songforjohnmichael–Joe Talamo–120Avanti Bello–Rafael Bejarano–120Indygo Holiday–Fernando Perez–120Soi Phet–Kent Desormeaux–120Rocko’s Wheel–Martin Garcia–120First post time on Sunday is at 2 p.m. Admission gates open at 11:30 a.m. For scratches, late changes and complete morning line information, please visit santaanita.com. ROCKO’S WHEEL: Lightly raced, this 4-year-old colt by Grazen makes his third start off a lengthy layoff and stretches out off a pair of allowance sprints. Trained by Phil D’Amato, Rocko’s Wheel, who was bred by Jimmy Ukegawa and the late Mike Mitchell, was a winner of a first condition allowance race at 1 1/16 miles in April, 2015 and he appears to be rounding into form for D’Amato. Owned by Little Red Feather Racing and Ukegawa, “Rocko” has three wins from 10 lifetime starts and earnings of $178,735. He’ll be ridden for the first time by Martin Garcia. HOWDY: A winner of two consecutive allowance races, Howdy will try stakes competition for the first time in the Tiznow. A 4-year-old colt by the A.P. Indy stallion Sundarban, he was bred by Crystal Valley Farms and is out of the Momentum mare Foxy Babe. Although it took him nine starts to break his maiden, Howdy has been first or second in his last four starts and was a good third five starts back–his first time with winners. Owned by his breeder and Ciaglia Racing, LLC, Howdy has two wins and two seconds from six tries at a flat mile. He’s 14-3-4-1 overall with earnings of $165,800. ARCADIA, Calif. (May 25, 2016)–A one mile stakes winner in his most recent start, trainer Mark Glatt’s Boozer heads a field of older California-bred or sired horses as he seeks his third stakes win from four starts in Saturday’s $150,000 Tiznow Stakes at Santa Anita. The Tiznow, for older horses, has attracted a solid field of seven older horses.Named for the two-time Breeders’ Cup Classic winner, the Tiznow was first run at Hollywood Park in 2003 and will be contested for the third consecutive year at Santa Anita on Saturday. SOI PHET: Although winless in his last 14 starts, this veteran 8-year-old gelding by Tizbud comes off a solid second to Boozer in the Bertrando at Los Alamitos, a race in which he was the 3-2 favorite. Trained by Leonard Powell and owned by Benowitz, Powell, Viskovich and partners, Soi Phet has five wins from 15 tries at one mile, but is a glaring 0-12 at Santa Anita. A non-threatening second two starts back in a mile and one eighth main track allowance here on March 6, Soi Phet will be ridden for the third consecutive time by Kent Desormeaux. With an overall mark of 43-8-5-4, he has earnings of $565,536.
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Australian Matt Gohdes, With a turnover of ?620 million ($697m 540m) last season Real nevertheless remain in the top three worldwide And president Florentino Perez assures that the club will remain a leading force financially despite the fact that —like Barcelona —they do not belong to a rich investor but to their members the "socios" Perez returned to the presidency in 2009 after his initial six-year stint ended in 2006 and he is best known for his policy of signing "galacticos" "I am one of those who thinks that if Real have the best players in the world in every position our revenues won’t be a problem" Perez said in an interview with AFP in December He will soon stand for re-election and it is therefore likely the club will get the wallet out to seduce voting members and give their image a boost along with sales of tickets and shirts However since buying Gareth Bale in 2013 for around 100 million Real have mainly invested in talented young players like Marco Asensio or the Norwegian teen Martin Odegaard Recently Real agreed a deal worth a reported 40 million euros to sign Brazilian starlet Vinicius Junior just 16 from Flamengo Economically the other big project of the Perez presidency is the modernisation of the Bernabeu approved this week by Madrid’s city hall and expected to cost 400 million euros The 81000-capacity venue will be fitted with a retractable roof and will also include room for a shopping centre and possibly a hotel all of which is to be enveloped inside a metallic undulating facade The operation will be financed by Abu Dhabi-based sponsor IPIC who will be given naming rights and the club’s revenues should rise considerably as a result Juventus are by far and away the richest club in Italy and have easily the healthiest finances but they are a long way away from competing with Real Madrid The specialist website Calcio e Finanza states that Juve’s turnover in the last five years has risen from 213 million to 387 million at the end of last season It is in terms of commercial revenue and marketing as well as income from their stadium —which is barely half the size of the Bernabeu —that the gulf between the two finalists is most pronounced Inter Milan sporting director Piero Ausilio coldly summed up Juve’s power domestically saying: "After they were relegated (following the Calciopoli scandal in 2006) they worked to a precise business plan.they built their own stadium and worked on their commercial development" He added: "They have managed to do all that with continuity and that is why there is a big difference between them and the rest" In other words Juve are becoming one of the biggest European clubs certain to play in the Champions League every year and with the means to strengthen while weakening their domestic competitors They are trying to close the gap to the ogres of Madrid Barcelona and Bayern Munich and they have also become very astute in the transfer market They have been able to spend big on players like Gonzalo Higuain and Miralem Pjanic while also making some outstanding signings for nothing or next to nothing The likes of Andrea Pirlo Paul Pogba Dani Alves Kingsley Coman and Sami Khedira fall into that category but will their transfer market savvy help them become champions of Europe AFP looks at the business models of the two sides who will clash in Saturday’s Champions League final in Cardiff.the company is liable to compensate the complainant as per the Section 12 of the Consumer Protection Act 1986.has won the battle against the firm? celebrities and boxing legends wearing them. Sugar Ray Leonard,and their passion and commitment for the production was apparent in their performance for all to see.s a bit old for the role but I think Akshay Kumar can give a shot at being Superman. Key player China — the world’s largest car market —brings to the table a potentially major advance in transportation after announcing its intention to ban gasoline and diesel-fueled cars.
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