a month agoCrouch: Arsenal blundered not signing N’Zonzi

first_imgCrouch: Arsenal blundered not signing N’Zonziby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the lovePeter Crouch says Arsenal blundered not signing former Stoke City teammate Steven N’Zonzi.N’Zonzi, who is currently on loan at Galatasaray from Roma, spent six seasons in the Premier League with Blackburn Rovers and Stoke City before joining Sevilla in 2015.Crouch said, “I have wanted Arsenal to address the defensive balance of their side for years and never understood why they didn’t buy Steven N’Zonzi. “Steven played with me at Stoke and he would have been perfect to provide protection in midfield.”He ended up going to Sevilla for £7million and it was madness Arsenal allowed that to happen.”The best sides spot their deficiencies and address them to progress.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

a month agoTaylor Harwood-Bellis full of pride making Man City debut

first_imgTaylor Harwood-Bellis full of pride making Man City debutby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveTaylor Harwood-Bellis is full of pride after making his Manchester City debut.The 17 year-old featured in the Carabao Cup win over Preston.Now the teenager hopes to kick on and remain in manager Pep Guardiola’s plans for the rest of the season.”Make sure I stay in the manager’s mind,” Harwood-Bellis replied to the Manchester Evening News when asked by Man City what his goals were for the rest of the season.”Stay training with the first team and just kick on, do the best that I can.”It’s a dream come true to play for this club. Dream’s been there since I was five or six. Playing for the fans with these players is amazing, I loved every minute of it.”It’s always your goal when you’re coming through the academy to make the first team, I wasn’t expecting it, I knew I’d have to work for it but to make my debut here tonight has just been unbelievable.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

a month agoLampard delighted with response of fans to Chelsea youngsters

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Lampard delighted with response of fans to Chelsea youngstersby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea manager Frank Lampard is delighted with the response of the support to his young players.Lampard has reiterated that his young Chelsea side are taking positive steps forward and this has been highlighted in the past two performances at Stamford Bridge. The Blues lost to Liverpool before thrashing Grimsby in the League Cup.”I was happy because I think everyone in the stadium had the same feeling,” said Lampard.”Fans will always react to desire, fight and work ethic, and we were showing those things. They want to see players who give everything and want to play for this club. The young players have definitely brought a different dimension as well and there’s no doubt the fans are loving seeing them come through.” last_img read more

20 days agoEverton striker Hornby: Bolasie convinced me about KV Kortrijk

first_imgTagsSerie A NewsLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Everton striker Hornby: Bolasie convinced me about KV Kortrijkby Paul Vegas20 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveEverton striker Fraser Hornby says a chat with Yannick Bolasie convinced him about a move to KV Kortrijk.Hornby was sent out on loan to Belgian side KV Kortrijk for the 2019/20 campaign.”I had never heard of Kortrijk before (but) I knew about the existence of the Jupiler Pro League,” Hornby told Knack Weekend.”When I learned of KV Kortrijk’s interest, I looked up things like the club’s past, who played here and after an enlightening conversation with trainer Yves Vanderhaeghe, who clearly explained his plans for the team and me, I thought it was a great opportunity to come here.”I also checked with Yannick Bolasie about the Jupiler Pro League and told me that I would be surprised about this competition. When he arrived at Anderlecht, he was also surprised about how intense this competition is.”After a few days of training at KVK, I immediately knew what he meant: the level here is high, the coach is demanding, I am now even more convinced that I have made a good choice, here I will be challenged again.” last_img read more

Driver who struck flagger after Canada Day fireworks suspected of being impaired

first_imgS/Sgt. Perret said that the RCMP’s investigation is ongoing. Police interviewed a number of witnesses at the scene but are asking anyone else with information or who may have witnessed this incident and not spoken to police, to contact the Fort St John RCMP at (250) 787-8100. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – One man was arrested and is suspected of impaired driving after a traffic control person was struck following last Sunday’s Canada Day fireworks display.Staff Sergeant Steve Perret with the Fort St. John RCMP said that shortly before midnight on July 1st, a traffic controller was directing traffic leaving Surerus Park after the fireworks display and attempted to stop a Toyota pickup travelling northbound on 86 Street when she was struck by the pickup. The woman was taken to the Fort St. John Hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries.The driver of the pickup, a 30-year-old Fort St John man, remained at the scene. He was believed to have been impaired by alcohol and was brought back to the local RCMP  detachment to provide breath samples. At this point, no charges have been laid, and the man’s identity has not been released.last_img read more

Doig River orphan well project honoured with an Award

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Environmental Managers Association of B.C. (EMA of BC) presented the Doig River First Nation (DRFN) with an Indigenous Project Award.Saturday, June 13th, 2019 at an Awards Gala, the Indigenous Project Award was to recognize an innovative orphan well restoration pilot project. As part of the recognition, DRFN received $2,000 in funding from the EMA of BC that will go toward training a member of the community in environmental practices and fieldwork. “We would like to thank the EMA of BC for this opportunity to achieve our vision to be a leader in the area of environmental restoration of orphan wells,” said Chief Makadahay. The pilot project creates meaningful engagement with key players that include DRFN, BC Oil and Gas Commission (BCOGC) and industry contractors who work together toward the long-term goal of restoring hundreds of orphan well sites on DRFN traditional territories in northeast B.C. The budget for each orphan well reclamation project varies greatly depending on its size and scope. Provincial funds have been established to help pay for the growing problem of abandoned well sites in Western Canada. Earlier this year, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that energy companies must fulfil their environmental obligations before paying back creditors in the case of insolvency or bankruptcy.“Doig River has experienced a lot of activity in its territory over the last 40 years and we would like to be part of the solution to reclaim and restore the land,” said DRFN Chief Trevor Makadahay. “This is important to our community, so we can exercise our treaty rights on a landscape that is healthy and back to its natural state.” Full remediation and reclamation of an orphan well site start with a full assessment of the contamination level of soil and/or groundwater. Depending on the size and scope of the work, contaminated material may be removed and transported to a landfill and/or Treatment, Recovery and Disposal (TRD) facility or treated onsite. Any issues with the wellbore integrity need to be resolved and the wellhead or pumpjack is dismantled and transported to a metals recycling facility. Once the equipment and contaminated material is safely and responsibly dealt with, the site is ready for the reclamation phase. Activities in this phase include may include replacing topsoil, recontouring the land, reseeding and ongoing maintenance such as regular soil and groundwater sampling.last_img read more

Ronaldo returns to Portugal squad since June

first_imgOeiras (Portugal): Juventus star and Portuguese national football hero Cristiano Ronaldo returned home to wear the western Iberian nation’s team jersey for the first time since the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Although it was Portugal and Juventus’ defender Joao Cancelo, not Ronaldo, who attended the press conference held prior to the training on Tuesday, reports Efe news. “Having a player like him on the team makes everything easier,” Cancelo said, discussing Ronaldo’s play in Italy’s Serie A Juve, where Cancelo also plays. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over Chandigarh The media asked Cancelo about Ronaldo’s return to the national stage, wanting to know why it took Ronaldo so long before being capped again. While Cancelo did not directly answer the press’ questions on this point, he did reply that, “Cristiano adds quality to any team he goes to, we are privileged.” Ronaldo is Portugal’s favourite son; he is so popular that most Portuguese bars and restaurants have two TV screens on during league play; one screen shows every Juventus match and the other screen shows the other matches from the Portuguese league. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced later The Portugal national team, which started its preparation Monday at the national federation’s sports city in Oeiras (located in the outskirts of nation’s capital Lisbon), is set to host Ukraine and Serbia in the UEFA Euro 2020 qualifiers on March 22 and 25, respectively. The 2016-Euro-Champion Portugal drew to the B-Group of the Euro qualifiers, which also includes Lithuania and Luxembourg, along with Ukraine and Serbia. During Tuesday’s practice, all cameras followed Ronaldo. The team coach, Fernando Santos, agreed to give the famed striker a rest following allegations that hit the press in 2018 that Ronaldo had raped a woman in the US, in 2009. Although the Portuguese team could play other strikers besides Ronaldo, having the star set to play gives a moral boost to the squad and more optimism to the fans who believe that CR7 (Ronaldo’s acronyms) always wins. Thought by many to be the best player in the world and one of most-gifted scorers of all time, Ronaldo has won five Ballon d’Or awards and is the first player ever to win four European Golden Shoes.last_img read more

Priyanka to reach Varanasi on 3rd day of river ride

first_imgMirzapur: On the third-day of her campaign along the river Ganga on Wednesday, Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi will visit former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri’s memorial in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s constituency, Varanasi. Speaking to reporters before beginning her day, she said, “BJP has systematically attacked every institution in the country in the last five years. You all know it better than I do. So I think the Prime Minister should stop thinking that people are fools and understand that they see through all his antics.” According to party workers, Priyanka, who is also Congress in-charge of Eastern Uttar Pradesh, will interact with her party workers at a guest house in Chunar before leaving for Shastri Memorial by road in Ramnagar. She will then arrive at Ramnagar ghat to take the boat ride to Assi Ghat, where she will interact with the fishermen, the Jain community as well as women. The Congress leader will then reach Dashashwamedh Ghat by motor boat and go to the Vishwanath Temple to offer her prayers. This will be Priyanka’s fourth temple visit since March 18, when she kicked off her river ride from Prayagraj on Monday. On Monday, she visited the famous Hanuman Mandir in Prayagraj, followed by trips to the Sita Samahit Sthal temple in Bhadohi’s Sitamarhi on day two of her campaign and the Vindhyavashini temple in Vindhyachal thereafter. She also offered a chadar at Kantit Sharif dargah on Tuesday. The Congress leader will then meet her party workers in Varanasi and leave to visit the homes of three Central Reserve Force Police (CRPF) troopers, who died on February 14 attack in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama. She will meet the family members of Avadhesh Yadav in Chandauli district. On her way back to Varanasi, she will meet the families of Vishal Pandey and Ramesh Yadav. The Congress leader will then return to the Varanasi airport to leave for Delhi.last_img read more

An attempt to hide poor performance: Gambhir on charges that he has 2 voter IDs

first_imgNew Delhi: BJP’s East Delhi candidate Gautam Gambhir on Sunday responded to allegation from AAP’s Atishi on him having two voter IDs. Without going into the issue, the former cricketer said that these kinds of allegations come from a place that lacks vision. Gambhir, who is a recent entrant in the saffron party and in the politics of Delhi said, “When you do not have a vision and have done nothing in the last four and a half years, you make such allegations.” Also Read – Odd-Even: CM seeks transport dept’s views on exemption to women, two wheelers, CNG vehiclesAfter Gambhir had filed his nomination papers, AAP’s East Delhi candidate Atishi had raised the point that he had two voter Ids registered under his name. Going full offensive on BJP’s Gambhir, Atishi had said that this offense would definitely disqualify him from the fight. She had also claimed that Gambhir did not specifically deny her allegations. Furthermore, Gambhir added that the finality of the decision lies with the Election Commission and said that this mud-slinging is window-dressing to hide poor performance. While campaigning in his constituency, he said that people with vision don’t end up resorting to “negative politics”. Gambhir, the fresh entrant has also had a formal complaint registered against him for holding a rally in Jangpur without the requisite permission. Gambhir will go up against Atishi and Congress’ Arvinder Singh Lovely with Delhiites casting their votes on May 12.last_img read more

Bernardeschis plan for Italys return to success

first_imgThe Italian attacking midfielder is sure that missing the World Cup and the bad start at the UEFA Nations League is something his team can overcomeFederico Bernardeschi has been playing for Italy since 2011.The Juventus attacking midfielder represented his country in the U18, U19, U20 and U21 squads.And now he has been with the senior team since 2016, with 14 appearances and one goal.Italy national team have suffered in the last months. First, the European side misses the chance to go to the 2018 FIFA World Cup.And now it has not won in two matches, out of six, in the UEFA Nations League and might get relegated from League A of the tournament.“When you reach the bottom, you need to take each other’s hands to get back up again: what must be avoided is criticism of a group of youngsters, pointing out that they are not ready,” he told Gianluca Di Marzio.“We’ll give them time to grow. It takes a mentality that brings Italy back to the top, where it belongs.”“There must be a core group that works for the same objective: to bring Italian football back,” he added.Cristiano Ronaldo, JuventusSerie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….“There are many youngsters with personality and potential, we have a healthy and strong group that can bring Italy back.”“Obviously, youngsters can’t be veterans, it takes time.”“Roberto Mancini is the right man to bring us back. He has played football, he knows what it is, he was a great champion and even a great coach. We have to have faith and patience in his work,” he explained.#Azzurri ??Italy lose out in Lisbon following a goal from Andre Silva.➡️ https://t.co/d4f3K8R1eO#VivoAzzurro ???? #PORITA#NationsLeague pic.twitter.com/p7OUcAtaZS— Italy (@azzurri) September 10, 2018last_img read more