Bath concerned by Faletau injury

first_imgFaletau was hurt in Bath’s European Champions Cup defeat to Toulon, prompting concern for club and country with the Six Nations just eight weeks away.The back-row missed a chunk of last season and the start of the 2017 Six Nations due to knee ligament injuries.”I hope it’s not the same knee as he injured last season, but it doesn’t look good,” Blackadder was quoted as saying by the BBC.”It looked like there was a ruck, he came in from the side and Toby tweaked his medial [ligaments].”At the very least, Faletau appears likely to miss Bath’s reverse fixture against Toulon next weekend.What. A. GameShall we do it all again next week?!— Champions Cup (@ChampionsCup) December 9, 2017Wales will be hoping Faletau can make a speedy recovery, particularly after fellow back-row forward Sam Warburton was ruled out of the Six Nations earlier this week. Photo Getty Images. Caption: Bath and Wales forward Toby Faletaulast_img read more

Seattle sues Trump administration over ‘sanctuary cities’ order

first_imgSEATTLE — Seattle is suing the federal government over President Donald Trump’s executive order cracking down on so-called “sanctuary cities,” Mayor Ed Murray said Wednesday.The announcement comes two days after U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said the Department of Justice will turn up the pressure and withhold grants from “sanctuary” jurisdictions for not doing more to help the Trump administration capture and deport people living in the U.S. illegally.Trump’s Jan. 25 executive order said certain cities and other local governments “willfully violate federal law in an attempt to shield aliens from removal from the United States.”Titled “Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States,” the order said such jurisdictions “have caused immeasurable harm to the American people and to the very fabric of our republic.”It cited a federal law – U.S. Code Section 1373 – that covers the sharing of information between local governments and federal immigration authorities.And it warned, far in advance of Sessions’ comments this week, that jurisdictions violating that law would be cut off from all federal grants.last_img read more