10 months agoBarcelona coach Valverde relieved to defeat Celta Vigo

first_imgBarcelona coach Valverde relieved to defeat Celta Vigoby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona coach Ernesto Valverde admitted some relief after their 2-0 win over Celta Vigo.Valverde says he is looking forward to the break that is to come and he wants his team to keep winning in 2019.”We broke their defensive line well in the first half,” he said after the match.”They wanted to reduce the space inside, but the room was behind their defence and that’s where the first goal came from.”In the second half we were more tired, we didn’t have the ball as much and we wanted to play very fast.”Jordi Alba and Lionel Messi’s incredible chemistry was on show again as the pair combined for another goal.”Alba and Messi understand each other perfectly and it keeps on working,” he said. About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

10 months agoWolves boss Nuno hails ‘fantastic’ victory over Spurs

first_imgWolves boss Nuno hails ‘fantastic’ victory over Spursby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham were shocked 3-1 at Wembley by Wolves on Saturday.Harry Kane celebrated his MBE award by belting in the opener in the first half, but Willy Boly headed Wolves level in the 72nd minute before Raul Jimenez slotted them ahead seven minutes from time.As Spurs desperately searched for an equaliser, Helder Costa broke away to struck the deadly blow three minutes before the end.Wolves boss Nuno said, “It was fantastic. We are very happy. We played a very good game in the second half, but even in the first half we were organised. Tottenham have a lot of qualities, they have talent, they have ability which creates a lot of problems, so we had to stay with them, stay balanced.“In the first half I felt we stayed in the game, but the game changed in the second half, in our favour. We had the ball more, and when we have the ball more we can manage the game better.“We had possession, we had chances, we had goals, and the boys worked very hard, were very organised against a very good Tottenham side.“We had a lot of belief after the equaliser, but we cannot rely [on one goal], we want more, we want to improve, I would have said a draw was a good result, but I cannot control the emotions of the boys if they see space in front of them.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Province giving capital tax credit to diversify economy

first_imgA tax break for companies’ capital investment projects is being hailed as a way to diversify Alberta’s economy and create new jobs. Minister of Economic Development and Trade Deron Bilous appeared at Edmonton International Airport Monday to speak about the capital investment tax credit alongside Aurora Cannabis, which is investing $120 million into a new production facility inside the airport. “This was the right decision: a billion dollars of investment from the first two intakes which may not have happened as quickly as they did, they may not have happened in Alberta companies may have decided to make those investments elsewhere,” Bilous said. Chief Corporate Officer Cam Battley said the company is a conditional recipient for now and is eligible for up to a 10 per cent break on its investment into buildings and machinery. “It allows us to double down on our investment in technology and that is critically important to our business strategy one of the things that differentiate Aurora from our peers and one of things that positions us for truly global expansion technology.” According to the province, private sector investment in Alberta was up to more than twice the national average.last_img read more

Fort St John Fire Department releases Stats for August 2019

first_imgIn July, the Fort St. John Fire Department responded to 11 MVI’s, 24 fire-related incidents, 13 medical, and three police-related / other incidents.For Year-to-Date statistics so far for 2019, the Fire Department responded to 87 MVI’s, 272 fire-related incidents, 85 medical incidents, and 45 police-related / other incidents. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Fire Department has released its Stats for August 2019 and for the Year-to-Date.According to the Fire Department, for the month of August, they responded to 10 Motor Vehicle Incidents, 53 fire-related incidents, 18 medical incidents, and two police-related / other incidents.The Motor Vehicle Incident category includes responding to incidents within the response area, fire-related includes Fires, Alarms, and Gas Leaks, medical incidents contains only medical response calls, and police-related / other incidents include helping assist RCMP or the public with rescue calls outside of regular duties.last_img read more

Oh Canada! Teen Andreescu topples Kerber to win Indian Wells title

first_imgIndian Wells (United States): Canadian sensation Bianca Andreescu became the first wild card to win the WTA title at Indian Wells on Sunday with a gritty 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 victory over Wimbledon champion Angelique Kerber. Andreescu, 18, shook off fatigue and rallied from a break down in the third set to topple the eighth-ranked German, who hasn’t won a title since she beat Serena Williams in last year’s Wimbledon final for her third Grand Slam crown. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over ChandigarhRanked 60th coming into the tournament, Andreescu will rise to 24th in the world with her first WTA title. When she finally converted her fourth match point she kissed the sun-baked court and flopped spread-eagled on her back. “If you believe in yourself, anything is possible,” Andreescu said as she hoisted the crystal trophy as the youngest player ever to win one of the WTA’s prestigious Premier Mandatory tournaments. “It’s crazy. Crazy is the word of the tournament for me. Just crazy.” It’s another giant step in a breakout season for Andreescu, who finished 2018 ranked 178th in the world. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced laterShe has racked up 28 match wins in 2019 across all levels, including qualifying and challenger circuit wins — but Sunday’s triumph was a cut above. She had held for 2-1 in the third when she received treatment on her right arm and shoulder and looked to be flagging when she was broken in the fifth game. Urged by her coach at the change over to push through, Andreescu dug deep. “After I spoke to my coach I just let it all out there,” she said. “I was really tired, so I went for my shots more,and that obviously worked. “The next couple games I did the same thing. And I just fought till the end, because physically I wasn’t feeling too well. I fought till the end. I managed to pull through.” She broke Kerber in the next game, taking a 15-30 lead with a lovely drop shot-lob combination, and giving herself a break point with an overhead winner before converting with another forehand winner to launch a run of three straight games for a 5-3 lead. Andreescu had to call on her last reserves as Kerber saved three match points in the next game on the way to earning a break. But Andreescu broke Kerber for the third time in the set to seal the victory, giving herself a break point with a blistering forehand before Kerber ended things with a ball into the net. “She did a good job then at the end, especially the last three games,” Kerber said.last_img read more

Shatrughan Sinha to join Congress in New Delhi on March 28

first_imgPatna: Bollywood actor-turned-politician Shatrughan Sinha, who has been associated with BJP for about three decades, will join Congress at New Delhi on March 28, a senior party leader said here on Tuesday. “Shatrughan Sinha will join Congress in New Delhi on March 28 at 11.30 am … He will be our candidate from Patna Sahib”, chairman for the state Congress election campaign committee Akhilesh Prasad Singh told newsmen here. Sinha is a two-term BJP Lok Sabha member from Patna Sahib Singh but has been dropped by the saffron party which has chosen to field union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad from the seat. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details Sinha has been openly critical of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah. Speculation had been rife for some time that he would join the Congress, which is an ally of the ‘Mahagathbandhan’ which also consists of the RJD and other local parties. Asked whether Sinha would be induced in the party in the presence of AICC president Rahul Gandhi, as was being speculated in the media, Singh said Top leaders will be present on the occasion”. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursday Sources in the ‘Mahagathbandhan’ had recently claimed that there was a tug of war between the Congress and RJD over Sinhas candidature as Lalu Prasad’s party, with which the ‘Bihari Babu’ shares cordial relations, was said to be keen on fielding him on its own symbol. Congress has been contesting from Patna Sahib whenever it has fought the Lok Sabha polls in alliance with the RJD and Singhs statement indicate that decks have been cleared for Sinhas candidature by the Congress leadership. Singh, however, dodged queries about Kirti Azad, another BJP MP who had recently joined the Congress saying He will be contesting elections. From where, it will be decided by the party. Azad is serving his second consecutive term in the Lok Sabha from Darbhanga and the Congress wants to field him from the seat as the constituency has a large population of Maithil Brahmins its traditional supporters. RJD has been insisting that it has won the Darbhanga seat many times and would like to contest it again with its senior leader Abdul Bari Siddiqui as its candidate.last_img read more

Delhi will be a model city after statehood, says CM

first_imgNew Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal at a rally for East Delhi candidate Atishi on Friday said that after getting full statehood, the Delhi government would ensure every citizen can own house. “When we get full statehood, I will make Delhi a model to this world where everybody will have their own house. This will be a city with only owners and no tenants,” said the AAP national convener.The Chief Minister from his Okhla rally also talked about the law and order situation in Delhi. “If you go to police to register a complaint they do not listen to you. If we get full statehood, these officials will be under the state government and I can tell you that they will listen to all your problems. When your daughter will return at 11 pm, I will ensure her safety,” said the CM. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murder”Do not vote for BJP because they have not done any good to you. In the last four years they have obstructed every good work our government has wanted to do. If you elect BJP again they will only obstruct our work for the rest of the time,” he said. Kejriwal also addressed problems in education, connecting it to the full statehood issue. He said that despite good education in Delhi government schools, even students who score more than 90 per cent do not get admission in colleges as there is no reservation for Delhi children. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsThe CM said that on gaining full statehood AAP would open many colleges and universities that even Delhiites who score 60% would manage to get admission in good colleges. From healthcare, housing, electricity, education, safety of women to stopping sealing, CM Kejriwal made a host of promises if the demand for full statehood is granted, which he claimed will be possible if Delhi chooses AAP candidates from all seven Lok Sabha seats. “While Delhi pays Rs. 1.5 lakh crore in income-tax every year, the Centre gives it only Rs 325 crore,” Kejriwal said. Delhi government would have made many more schools and hospitals if the Centre had allocated more funds, he added.last_img read more

Jovovich responds to criticism against Hellboy

first_imgLos Angeles: Milla Jovovich is not taking the negative reviews of her latest film Hellboy lying down as the actor slammed the critics for being unfair to her movies. The 43-year-old actor, who plays the villainous Nimue the Blood Queen in the David Harbour-starrer film, took to Instagram to address the critics. “It’s always stressful on opening weekend and Hellboy is no different. You work super hard to make something fun and entertaining and have to absorb the negative reviews by movie critics, but hey! That’s showbiz baby,” she wrote in a post. “All I’m gonna say before going to bed is this: All my raddest films have been slammed by critics. It’s f***ing hilarious,” she added. Jovovich listed some of her films such as Dazed and Confused, The Fifth Element and Zoolander that she said were all slammed by the critics but are today considered classics. “Anyway, every one of those films is now a cult classic. EVERY. SINGLE. ONE. And this will be too. Mark my words,” the actor said. She said people will “have a blast watching” the new Hellboy.last_img read more

Ohio States JT Barrett named coBig Ten Freshman of the Week

Redshirt-freshman quarterback J.T. Barrett (16) attempts a pass to senior wide receiver Devin Smith (9) during a game against Navy Aug. 30 at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore. OSU won, 34-17.Credit: Mark Batke / Photo editorJust one game into his career as Ohio State’s starting quarterback, J.T. Barrett has already picked up his first Big Ten award.The redshirt-freshman signal caller was one of two freshmen to be named Big Ten Freshman of the Week after his performance leading the Buckeyes to a 34-17 win against Navy on Saturday, according to a Big Ten release.Barrett, a Wichita Falls, Texas, native, threw for 226 yards and completed 12 of 15 pass attempts with two touchdowns and led the team with 50 yards rushing. Of his 226 yards through the air, 80 came on one play when Barrett hit senior wide receiver Devin Smith for a touchdown that gave OSU the lead for the rest of the way.The win against the Midshipmen marked Barrett’s collegiate debut after he redshirted last season, making it his first competitive game since his senior year of high school when he tore his anterior cruciate ligament. He took over OSU’s starting job after senior quarterback Braxton Miller tore the labrum in his throwing shoulder during fall camp.Before Barrett, the last Buckeye to be named the Big Ten Freshman of the Week was now-sophomore H-back Dontre Wilson last season. Wilson earned the award for his part in helping OSU to a 63-14 win against Penn State on Oct. 26 at Ohio Stadium. In that game, Wilson had 96 all-purpose yards, including a 26-yard touchdown catch.Penn State freshman wide receiver DaeSean Hamilton was the other recipient of the honor.OSU’s next game is scheduled for Saturday against Virginia Tech at Ohio Stadium. Kickoff is set for 8 p.m. read more

Opinion 5 things to watch for during the Buckeye bye week

Coach Urban Meyer looks on during a game against Maryland on Oct. 4 in College Park, Md. OSU won, 52-24.Credit: Mark Batke / Photo editorFollowing games against Cincinnati and Maryland in which the Buckeyes combined for more than 1,200 yards, they are facing what could be their biggest opponent yet: another bye week.After seeming to hit their stride both offensively and defensively, the Buckeyes will be left watching from the couch Saturday for the second time in a month.But even though OSU will not take the field this week, I compiled a list of things you should look for around the college football landscape. 1. Could this week be the most exciting week in 2014 for college football?During the Buckeye bye week, there are five matchups scheduled that will pit ranked opponents against each other, with two of those games involving top-five teams. Those matchups feature No. 5 Baylor against No. 9 Texas Christian and No. 2 Auburn against No. 3 Mississippi State. Both games are battles of unbeaten teams and will no doubt make or break each team’s season, as well as their dreams of making it into the first ever College Football Playoff. So if the Buckeyes get bored just sitting around, all they will have to do is flip on the TV and enjoy. 2. Can OSU’s rival Michigan get out of its current rut?Ever since the fallout from the Shane Morris incident in which the sophomore quarterback was put back into a game after seemingly suffering a concussion, Michigan has not looked in more of a state of disarray since the Rich Rodriguez era. Rodriguez was ousted from Michigan after just three seasons in which the Wolverines made just one bowl appearance.  After the team’s loss to Rutgers in its last game, Ann Arbor, Mich., is ready to implode. All is not lost for the Maize and Blue, however. The Wolverines are scheduled to take on the Penn State Nittany Lions Saturday at home under the lights. If there is anything that can give a program hope for the future, it’s a win during a night game at home (see: OSU vs. Wisconsin in 2011).The Nittany Lions are coming off a bye week, one that came a week after they were embarrassed at home by Northwestern, 29-6. If there was ever a time for Michigan to turn around its season, this weekend’s game is the opportunity it has been waiting for. 3. Will a team emerge as the country’s clear No. 1?Going into its seventh week, the college football season has yet to provide us with a clear, dominant team, despite what the polls may have us believe. The defending national champion Florida State Seminoles are still undefeated and remain atop most polls, however they have not impressed like they did a year ago.Just last week, it took the Seminoles nearly a full half of football to start scoring against the lowly Wake Forest Demon Deacons before pulling away late to win, 43-3. In addition, the Seminoles have played just one ranked team on the season, and are currently set to play just one more ranked foe for the remainder of the season against Notre Dame. With that said, this leaves the door open for teams like Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Baylor and many others to make their mark on the college football world.4. The Big Ten as a whole is a must-miss this week.Aside from the Michigan-Penn State matchup, you might want to stay away from watching Big Ten football this weekend.With OSU on an off week, the only ranked Big Ten team in action, No. 8 Michigan State, is set to take on conference bottom-dweller Purdue.Not exactly the most riveting game. However, if matchups such as Northwestern against Minnesota or Indiana against Iowa pique your interest, I encourage you to tune in (at your own risk). 5. Will two early bye weeks end up hurting the Buckeyes in the long run?How could they not?Any time two bye weeks are scheduled within a month, it could very well lead to players, and even coaches, becoming lackadaisical.While OSU coach Urban Meyer said he will not allow this to happen, one has to wonder what the Buckeyes’ mindset will be like going into their Oct. 18 matchup with Rutgers.And even if they come out firing on all cylinders and bring down the Scarlet Knights, a straight stretch of games from Oct. 18 through Nov. 29 could mean players missing time because of injury. Injuries are part of the game, there is no denying that, but not having time to heal from these injuries could prove crucial for the Buckeyes.We will find out as the season presses on.OSU’s matchup with Rutgers is set to kickoff at 3:30 p.m. on Oct. 18 at Ohio Stadium. read more