Kane suffers a rupture in the hamstring

first_imgKane State: “If you ask me about my feelings, if there will be good news or bad news, I am more in the bad than in the good. That is my feeling.” Player sensations: “What he felt when he left the game, the way everything happened. It only took him two seconds to realize the seriousness of the situation.”Opinion of the doctors: “Before all the tests were done, they said they don’t think we have good news. I think we will lose it for some time.” Harry Kane suffers a break in the hamstring, which will take him the next few weeks away from the playing fields. This has been confirmed by Tottenham, which has not reported the withdrawal time. In this type of injury, the players are usually around a month away from the playing fields, although if it is serious it could be up to three in the dry dock. Anyway, still his presence in the knockout stages of the Champions League is not ruled out.Before, José Mourinho appeared in the press room in the preview of a new football weekend in England. On this occasion, there will be no Premier, but FA Cup and Tottenham will look faces with the Middlesbrough. The Portuguese coach, asked about the fitness of your forward, who was injured in the league duel against Southampton, said he did not expect good news about his fitness. Finally, bad omens have been confirmed.Problems without Kane: “His quality, the routines we have for him. Every minute of every game he doesn’t play we will miss him. I don’t want to cry all the time, I want to focus on the players that are available.”last_img read more

Death penalty for Canadian escalates ChinaCanada tensions

first_imgA Chinese court sentenced Canadian Robert Lloyd Schellenberg to death in a retrial of a drug smuggling case for which he was handed a 15-year prison sentence. London best pest control This photograph taken and released by the Intermediate Peoples’ Court of Dalian on January 14, 2019 shows Canadian Robert Lloyd Schellenberg (C) during his retrial on drug trafficking charges in the court in Dalian in China’s northeast Liaoning province. (AFP)A Chinese court on Monday sentenced a Canadian man to be executed for drug smuggling, prompting Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to accuse China of using the death penalty arbitrarily.center_img The ruling, and Trudeau’s reaction, could aggravate already sour relations between Beijing and Ottawa following the arrest of a senior Chinese executive in Canada and China’s subsequent detention of two Canadians.The Dalian Intermediate People’s Court in China’s northeast province of Liaoning re-tried Robert Lloyd Schellenberg, who had appealed his original 15-year prison sentence, and decided on execution, the court said in a statement.Trudeau strongly condemned Monday’s proceeding, suggesting that China was using its judicial system to pressure Canada over the arrest of Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer of the Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei.In his strongest comments yet, Trudeau said, “All countries around the world” should be concerned that Beijing is acting arbitrarily with its justice system.“It is of extreme concern to us as a government, as it should be to all our international friends and allies, that China has chosen to begin to arbitrarily apply a death penalty,” Trudeau said.Canada later updated its travel advisory for China urging Canadians to “exercise a high degree of caution due to the risk of arbitrary enforcement of local laws.”10 days to appealSchellenberg was told in court he had the right to appeal to Liaoning High Court within 10 days upon receiving the ruling, the intermediate court said in a second statement.Schellenberg’s lawyer said on Monday he would appeal.“It is of extreme concern to us as a government, as it should be to all our international friends and allies, that China has chosen to begin to arbitrarily apply (the) death penalty … as in this case,” Trudeau told reporters in Ottawa.Schellenberg’s aunt, Lauri Nelson-Jones, said the family’s worst fears had been confirmed.“Our thoughts are with Robert at this time. It is rather unimaginable what he must be feeling and thinking,” she said in a statement to Reuters.“It is a horrific, unfortunate, heartbreaking situation. We anxiously anticipate any news regarding an appeal.”TRT World speaks to Chris Alexander, a former Canadian diplomat in Russia.‘Politicising law’ China is not putting pressure on Canada by sentencing a Canadian to death for drug smuggling, and any suggestion it was doing so showed “rude contempt” of China’s law, its state media said.“Public opinion in Canada has claimed recently that China is ‘politicizing’ Schellenberg’s case, but what Canada is doing is actually politicizing law,” the Global Times said.China-Canada ties turned icy in early December after Meng was arrested in Vancouver on a US extradition warrant.China warned of unspecified consequences unless Meng was released, and detained Michael Kovrig, a Canadian diplomat on unpaid leave from the embassy in Beijing, and Michael Spavor, a Canadian consultant, on suspicion of endangering state security.Beijing has not drawn a direct link between the detentions and the arrest of Meng, wanted by US authorities for allegedly misleading multinational banks about Iran-linked transactions. Western diplomats in Beijing, however, say the cases are a tit-for-tat reprisal.Lu Shaye, China’s ambassador to Canada, suggested in a newspaper article last week that the arrest of Kovrig and Spavor was “China’s self-defence,” but did not give details.Earlier on Monday, China’s government dismissed Trudeau’s statement that Kovrig enjoyed some form of diplomatic immunity.A Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman said Trudeau should “earnestly study” the Vienna Convention governing diplomatic ties so as to “not become a laughing stock.”Trudeau said Ottawa “will continue to engage strongly” with Beijing over Kovrig’s status and what he called China’s arbitrary use of justice.Rights groups condemned the Schellenberg sentence while Guy St-Jacques, who was Canada’s ambassador in Beijing when Kovrig worked there, expressed concern at how quickly the courts had acted.“The Canadian government will make representations in Beijing, but based on past experience I am not sure whether this will work,” he told the CBC. “We are in a very difficult place.”222 kilogrammes of methamphetamineSt-Jacques said Canada should immediately call for a top-level meeting of foreign policy and security advisers from the two nations “to impress upon the Chinese side that they have to abide by international law”.Alex Lawrence, chief spokesman for Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland, declined to comment.William Nee of Amnesty International noted that drug-related offences did not meet the threshold of the “most serious crimes” to which the death penalty must be restricted under international law.Drug smuggling is routinely punished severely in China. Beijing has previously executed foreign nationals convicted of drug-related crimes – a Briton was executed in 2009.The court said Schellenberg had conspired with others in an attempt to smuggle 222 kg (489.43 lb) of methamphetamine from China to Australia in late 2014.Chinese state television said in an earlier report that Schellenberg argued in court that he was a tourist visiting China and was framed by criminals.A lawyer for Schellenberg, Zhang Dongshuo, told Reuters his client would probably appeal against the death sentence.The Liaoning High Court in late December ordered the case retried after prosecutors said the sentence was too light and improper.Beijing considers the number of people executed in China to be a state secret. International human rights organisations estimate the annual figure at around 2,000.Source: TRTWorld and agencieslast_img read more