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10 months agoChelsea boss Sarri slams VAR: Kane was offside

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Chelsea boss Sarri slams VAR: Kane was offsideby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea boss Maurizio Sarri slammed VAR after losing the first-leg of their Carabao Cup semi to Tottenham.A Harry Kane penalty in the first-half – which was awarded via VAR – earned Spurs the 1-0 win.Sarri snapped, “A few minutes ago I watched the video from our camera. It was offside. Our camera was in line with Harry Kane.”Offside with the head, the knee. Offside. It was really important the linesman carried on running, he had a big impact on our defenders.”I don’t think English referees are able to use the system.”If you are not sure with the system, you have to follow the ball and at the end of the action decide. But he stopped it and didn’t follow the ball – for our defenders it was offside. I don’t know about the goalkeeper but sure the defenders.”I think they have to study the system.”It’s very strange in the Premier League there isn’t VAR and in Carabao Cup there is the system. It’s very strange for us, the players and referees.” last_img read more

Ohio State Lineman Taylor Decker Got Goosebumps From Seeing “The Undisputed Way” Street Sign

first_imgOhio State's "The Undisputed Way" street sign.Twitter/@TDeck68Ohio State hasn’t been shy about celebrating its accomplishments under Urban Meyer, and this year after winning the national championship they put up a street sign on campus that reads “The Undefeated Way.” OSU offensive tackle Taylor Decker drove by the sign after workouts on Friday morning, and seems inspired to get another sign put up in 2016.Was driving back from workouts and saw The Undisputed Way street sign….goosebumps, but the preparation for next year has already begun— Taylor Decker (@TDeck68) February 6, 2015The sheen of this season’s victory definitely hasn’t worn off in Columbus, but expect the Buckeyes to come out as focused as ever in the fall.last_img read more

Methodist Training Centre Opened in Orange Hill, St. Ann

first_imgStory Highlights Member of Parliament for North West St. Ann, Dr. Dayton Campbell, welcomed the facility’s opening Residents of Orange Hill in St. Ann can now pursue academic and vocational development in their community, as a training centre catering to these provisions has been opened in that district.The Methodist Episcopal Academic School of Learning and Marketable Skills, which opened on August 22, is operated by the Methodist Church in Jamaica. It offers a range of programmes, including: Mathematics, English, information technology, and agriculture, among other areas of study.Guest speaker at the dedication ceremony, Ministry of Education Regional Director, Maxine Headlam, noted that the institution’s establishment is a “significant” investment in the community by the Church.“There is everything right about the church leading the charge in ensuring that education remains the primary vehicle for upward development, academic skills, and moral development,” she said.Ms. Headlam contended that the school’s opening “has come at a very opportune time”, based on the extent to which the local and global economy have become service oriented and technology driven.“We need to have students who are (familiar) and comfortable with technology. The courses that are offered are very significant and strategically selected. Information technology is in demand…so we want to make sure that our children become natural at technology. We want to make sure that they are exposed early to these technologies that are available,” she said.Ms. Headlam also highlighted the significant contribution the institution will make in preparing students for other jobs and vocations, such as agriculture.“I see this institution preparing young people to contribute to our food security… preparing youth to produce their way out of poverty, through agriculture. We have to do all that we can to support productivity in our country…because it is going to redound to the benefit of us all,” she said, while urging the resident to take advantage of the opportunities being offered through the institution.Member of Parliament for North West St. Ann, where the institution is located, Dr. Dayton Campbell, who also spoke at the ceremony, welcomed the facility’s opening.“Your programme complements what I am trying to do. This initiative is one that is so good, and is one that we want to commend to other persons,” he said.In a bid to encourage persons to enroll, Dr. Campbell offered assist with the payment of registration fees.“For the first 50 persons, who come in to register, you can come to my office and we will take care of the fees, thus removing any form of excuse that they may have (not to enroll). All they have to do is show up to the class, get themselves enrolled, and participate,” he urged.Dr. Campbell said, by doing so, “what you would have done for yourselves is to move yourself from unemployable, to employable”, thereby positioning themselves to gain employment when the opportunities arise.“If you remain focused, and you understand that you don’t lose your worth, there is nothing that can stop you in life,” he added. Residents of Orange Hill in St. Ann can now pursue academic and vocational development in their community The Methodist Episcopal Academic School of Learning and Marketable Skills opened on August 22last_img read more

TAG Heuer Launches Celebrity Fundraising Challenge Benefiting Cycle For Survival

first_imgTAG Heuer, the avant-garde of Swiss watchmaking, and Cycle for Survival, the movement to beat rare cancers, have announced The TAG Heuer Cycle for Survival Fundraising Challenge.The unprecedented digital competition includes notable athletes, actors and artists dedicated to fighting back against rare cancer by funding cutting-edge research.With the help of its ambassadors, TAG Heuer is raising money for Cycle for Survival’s 2018 campaign with a social media kick-off. 100 percent of every dollar raised goes to groundbreaking rare cancer research and clinical trials led by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, which owns and operates Cycle for Survival. TAG Heuer is the official Timepiece and Timekeeper of Cycle for Survival.The following TAG Heuer ambassadors are participating in the fundraising challenge:• Tom Brady, Quarterback, New England Patriots • Patrick Dempsey, American Actor • Tim Howard, Goalkeeper, U.S. Men’s National Soccer Team • Alexander Rossi, Professional Racing Driver and 2016 Indianapolis 500 Champion • Alec Monopoly, American Graffiti ArtistTim Howard shared, “As a TAG ambassador, I am honored to partner up with Cycle for Survival. Its direct impact to raise funding for the research of rare cancers is critical. We have to continue to fight this battle together, and I hope to make a difference in any way I can. Join the movement and get your sweat on while helping others who really need it.”Alexander Rossi added, “Cancer has touched us all. It’s hard to know what to say or do anymore – whether it’s offering prayers, giving hugs or donating to charities. But let’s keep doing ALL those things. Cycle for Survival is a wonderful way to raise awareness for rare cancer research, and I’m proud to be an ambassador and a fundraiser.”Each TAG Heuer ambassador has a personalized fundraising webpage where supporters can make tax-deductible donations to Cycle for Survival. TAG Heuer will match each donation that is made to the ambassador’s pages. Everyone who donates to any ambassador’s page will be eligible to win a TAG Heuer Cycle for Survival Connected Modular 45 watch, generously provided by TAG Heuer. The first Swiss Made luxury smartwatch powered by Intel and Androidwear 2.0 includes technical features such as built-in GPS, interactive apps and is water resistant up to 50 meters.The ambassador who raises the most money by March 31, 2018, will be declared the winner of the TAG Heuer Cycle for Survival Fundraising Challenge. For links to the ambassadors’ fundraising pages and updates on the challenge, click here.Cycle for Survival’s signature indoor cycling events will take place in 16 cities across the country in January, February and March. Registration for the 2018 events is open at www.cycleforsurvival.org. More than 34,000 participants and 230,000 donors are expected to support the movement this year.Cycle for Survival has been named the fastest-growing athletic fundraiser in the United States for the past four consecutive years.The movement has raised more than $145 million since it was founded in 2007, with $115 million raised in the past four years.TAG Heuer has a long history of supporting cycling, dating back to 1946 when the brochure of Swiss watchmaker HEUER mentioned utilizing pocket chronometers to time races and trials. Most recently, the brand has partnered with the BMC Racing Team, 10 major races in the UCI international calendar and is also the Official Timekeeper of Giro d’Italia.last_img read more

British PM Trudeau say CanadaEU trade deal a basis for new bilateral

first_imgOTTAWA – Those feeling anxious about the future relationship between the United Kingdom and the rest of the world could use a little predictability, and both Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and British Prime Minister Theresa May say Canada can help.The two countries are working towards a new bilateral free trade deal to take effect after the U.K. achieves its so-called Brexit from the European Union, the two world leaders revealed Monday after a morning of meetings in Ottawa.What’s more, they said, the template for that deal would be the long-heralded Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement, or CETA, between Canada and the EU that comes largely into effect this week.“There is no question that CETA, which eliminates well over 90 per cent of all barriers to trade between Canada and the European Union … will make an excellent basis for ensuring a smooth transition in a post-Brexit world,” Trudeau told a joint news conference.“After that, there will obviously be opportunities for us to look at particular details that could be improved upon for the specific needs and opportunities in the bilateral relationship between the U.K. and Canada.“But as a strong basis for a smooth transition, CETA is perfectly designed, and will be able to ensure — for investors, for companies and for workers and consumers — a smooth transition.”The British prime minister agreed that using the Canada-EU agreement as the basis for a forthcoming new bilateral deal makes sense for everyone.“We want to ensure that for businesses and individuals, that there is as smooth a changeover, when the United Kingdom leaves the European Union, as possible; we want to see as little disruption to economies and to people’s lives,” said May.“That’s why we believe it makes sense to take the trade agreement — which the U.K. is part of, it’s part of the European Union — with Canada, and say that that is the basis at that point at which we leave for a bilateral relationship with the U.K. and Canada.”May said she has already discussed the approach with the European Union.The Canada-EU trade deal took seven years to come together — including some tense eleventh-hour negotiations with Wallonia, a tiny region of Belgium that ended up holding a deal-killing veto over the pact — but Trudeau suggested things would move more quickly this time.“Within the European Union, the U.K. is the largest trading partner that Canada has, so the U.K. was deeply involved throughout those negotiations towards CETA, obviously, over the past seven years,” Trudeau said.“It will form the basis for the way we move forward in a post-Brexit Europe.”May also spoke of working “swiftly.”The U.K. is Canada’s fifth-largest merchandise trade partner, amounting to more than $25.3 billion in both directions last year.The trade deal, however, was not the only headline-making development out of May’s first official visit with Trudeau, who took the opportunity to ramp up his government’s fight with U.S. aerospace giant Boeing.The Liberal government, Trudeau said, won’t do business with a company he accuses of attacking the domestic aerospace industry and trying to put people out of work.Boeing launched a trade dispute with Montreal-based rival Bombardier earlier this year.May also has a stake in the dispute, as Bombardier has a factory in Northern Ireland.The two leaders met Monday ahead of Trudeau’s trip to New York to address the United Nations General Assembly, where May will also be speaking this week, including on ways to curb the use of the Internet by terrorists.— Follow @smithjoanna on Twitterlast_img read more

Laura Ingraham joins Fox News evening lineup

first_imgNEW YORK, N.Y. – Conservative commentator Laura Ingraham is joining Fox News Channel’s prime-time lineup with a program that pushes Sean Hannity into a direct competition with MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow.Her show, “The Ingraham Angle,” will air weekdays at 10 p.m. ET starting Oct. 30. The radio talk show host is no stranger to Fox viewers since she’s been a commentator on the network for a decade, and her ascension to a regular show has been an open secret since earlier this summer.Fox said her show would “focus on every day, hard-working Americans who serve as the backbone of the nation” and highlight the importance of faith. Ingraham did not immediately return a message seeking comment on Monday.She’s also the founder of the political and cultural website Lifezette. While she will continue to be listed as an editor there, she will have no daily role, Fox said.Meanwhile, Hannity will return to the 9 p.m. time slot he occupied for several years starting next week. With the departures of Bill O’Reilly and Megyn Kelly over the past year, the vociferous backer of President Donald Trump has become Fox’s most popular personality.The panel show “The Five,” a weak link in the ratings for Fox, returns to the late afternoon time slot it occupied for several years.Hannity takes on cable news’ hottest performer, Maddow, in a competition that is likely to have little overlap in viewers.Ingraham had been rumoured to be under consideration earlier this year for a role in President Donald Trump’s White House. But she’s not a “no questions asked” supporter, and was critical last week of Trump’s discussions with the Democrats about immigration reform.She also said earlier this year that she was considering a 2018 challenge to Democrat Tim Kaine for a U.S. Senate seat representing Virginia, an avenue that would be cut off from her with a nightly program on Fox.___This story has been corrected to show that “The Ingraham Angle” starts next month.last_img read more

Trans Mountain pipeline wont cause tension with Notley at meeting Horgan

first_imgLANGFORD, B.C. – The premiers of British Columbia and Alberta will join their counterparts from Western Canada and the North at meetings next week in Yellowknife, but John Horgan doesn’t expect any drama over the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project.Horgan acknowledges he and Alberta’s Rachel Notley have differences on the pipeline, but he said Friday they are in agreement on a number of other matters and have been friends for 20 years.The ongoing tensions over the Trans Mountain project should not spill over into the expected major focus of the gathering, which is the development of a national pharmacare program, Horgan said. The provinces have always led the way on cost savings for prescription drugs and B.C. wants to be at the forefront of the issue, he added.“The federal government now wants to talk about a national program,” Horgan said. “We’re excited about that, but we don’t want to be pushed aside after all the work we’ve done here in B.C. at the provincial level and to have the federal government come in and tell us where and how and what we should be doing.”He said B.C. wants to ensure the provinces continue to play a leading role in the development of pharmacare.Horgan said he and Notley only disagree on the Trans Mountain project, otherwise their views “are lockstep.”On Thursday, B.C. announced plans to launch a lawsuit over new Alberta legislation that could restrict fuel exports to the West Coast.B.C. Attorney General David Eby said his province will ask the Court of Queen’s Bench in Alberta to declare the legislation unconstitutional on the grounds that one province cannot punish another.Notley said Thursday that Alberta is confident it has the authority to control the export of its own resources and she believes the new law will withstand a legal challenge, adding her province must safeguard its interests.Plans to triple capacity along Kinder Morgan’s existing Trans Mountain pipeline from Edmonton to Burnaby have pitted Alberta and the federal government against B.C.’s government, which says it fears the impact a spill would have on the province’s environment and economy.“I believe, largely, the issue is around transporting diluted bitumen, whether it is by rail or by pipeline,” said Horgan. “I believe the risk of a diluted bitumen spill to our environment, to our economy, is too great. I’ve made that abundantly clear. I don’t think there’ll be any surprises next week.”B.C. filed a reference case in the province’s Court of Appeal last month to determine if it has jurisdiction to regulate heavy oil shipments. It also joined two other lawsuits launched by Indigenous groups opposed to the $7.4-billion project.Kinder Morgan has ceased all non-essential spending on the project until it receives assurances it can proceed without delays, setting a May 31 deadline on getting those guarantees.Finance Minister Bill Morneau said Wednesday the federal government is prepared to offer an “indemnity” to help ease the political risks for any investors to ensure the pipeline expansion can proceed.(Companies in this story: TSX:KML)last_img read more

City hosting Candidate 101 info session for upcoming municipal election tonight

first_imgAttendees will be given an opportunity to ask staff questions and review the candidate binder.The City’s Legislative Services Director Janet Prestley spoke with Councillor Trevor Bolin about the upcoming info session last Friday’s episode of Moose FM’s Trev Talks.The nomination period starts at 9:00 a.m. on September 4th and closes at 4:00 p.m. on September 14th.The Candidate 101 meeting is taking place Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. inside the City Hall Council Chambers and is open to all members of the public.For more information about the October 20th municipal election, call Janet Prestley, Chief Election Officer, or Laura Howes, Deputy Chief Election Officer at (250) 787-8150. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The City of Fort St. John will be hosting a free information session this evening for anyone interested in running to be a member of City Council.The Candidate 101 info session will give prospective candidates answers to questions they might have about being a Fort St. John councillor or mayor, including what the role entails, what type of time commitment is required, or what exactly is involved in being a Council member.The meeting will also provide an overview of what remuneration and benefits are paid.last_img read more

Fort St John Legion commemorates the 75th Anniversary of DDay

first_img“D-Day happened on June 6, 1944. It was one of those decisive battles that really gave name to Canada as a nation. Canada didn’t really have a name for itself until World War I at the Battle of Vimy Ridge. The D-Day Invasion was another one of those incredible feats for Canadian Soldiers as they were brought on shore in Normandy at Juno Beach.”D-Day was an Allied invasion of Normandy, France that began the liberation of German-occupied France from Nazi control, which laid the foundations of the Allied victory on the Western Front.14,000 Canadian soldiers took part in the D-Day Invasion.359 Canadians had died and another 715 were wounded or captured after the Invasion. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Legion held a Ceremony on Thursday in honour of the 75th Anniversary of D-Day.Members of the Legion and the community came out to the Cenotaph to pay their respects to Canadians who had served during this critical moment in World War II.According to MLA Dan Davies, D-Day is one of the decisive battles that gave name to Canada as a nation and was an incredible feat in Canadian history.last_img read more

Day after India China reveals auto sales slide worsened in Feb

first_imgBeijing: The downturn in China’s auto market worsened in January and February as an economic slowdown and a tariff fight with the US chilled demand in the industry’s biggest global market. Sales of SUVs, minivans and sedans plunged 17.5 per cent from a year earlier to 3.2 million SUVs, minivans and sedans in the first two months of 2019, according to an industry group, the China Association of Auto Manufacturers. Total vehicle sales, including trucks and buses, fell 15 per cent to 3.8 million units. The drop in sales of passenger cars in January was 15 per cent. Economists and industrial analysts often combine the first two months of the year when looking at consumer activity to screen out the effect of the Lunar New Year holiday, when factories close for up to two weeks and commercial activity falls. Chinese consumers are putting off big purchases amid an economic downturn that saw growth last year fall to a three-decade low of 6.6 per cent. Trade tension with Washington is fuelling consumer jitters. The auto slump is squeezing revenue for global and Chinese automakers that are spending heavily to meet government targets to develop electric vehicles. Last year’s auto sales suffered their first decline in nearly three decades, calling 4.1 per cent from 2017 year to 23.7 million. The downturn has prompted suggestions Beijing will cut sales taxes or offer other incentives. Sales by Chinese brands fell 23 per cent to 1.3 million units in January and February, according to CAAM. Market share for Chinese brands shrank by 3 per cent compared with the same time last year to 41.8 per cent. Growth in sales of pure-electric and hybrid vehicles, which Beijing is promoting with subsidies, rose 98.9 per cent over a year ago to 148,000 units. Sales of SUVs, usually a bright spot for the industry, contracted 18.6 per cent to 141,000.last_img read more