10 months agoWATCH: Ex-ref Clattenburg says Shelvey deserved red for Pogba lunge in Man Utd win

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say WATCH: Ex-ref Clattenburg says Shelvey deserved red for Pogba lunge in Man Utd winby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Premier League ref Mark Clattenburg says Newcastle United midfielder Jonjo Shelvey should’ve been sent off for his lunge at Paul Pogba during Manchester United’s win last night.He wrote for theDaily Mail, “It was a very poor challenge from Jonjo Shelvey which could have caused severe injury to Paul Pogba.”Shelvey catches Pogba on the back of the knee with his studs showing with very little chance of playing the ball and clearly endangered the safety of his opponent.”Andre Marriner, who failed to recognise the severity of the challenge, has had a busy Christmas period.”Fatigue of all the travelling and matches may have contributed in his failure to spot that this is a red card challenge.”Pogba knows how bad the challenge was and goes in to gain some retribution later in the match on Shelvey, which failed to even get a yellow card.”Pogba vs Jonjo Shelvey has been . Shelvey started it before Pogba absolutely clattered him pic.twitter.com/t8SWFJocrd— R. (@alrhemist) January 2, 2019 last_img read more

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DeMarcus Cousins Just Epically Trolled Fox Sports’ Clay Travis

first_imgJohn Calipari gives instructions to DeMarcus Cousins.LEXINGTON, KY – FEBRUARY 13: John Calipari the Head Coach of the Kentucky Wilcats talks with DeMarcus Cousins #15 during the SEC game against the Tennessee Volunteers on February 13, 2010 at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)Update: Giving credit where credit is due. Travis had a fantastic response to Cousins’ post – he’s going to donate $5,000 to the charity of the NBA star’s choice. Good on him for turning this into a positive [email protected] Funny and well played. $5k to your charity of choice. Let me know where to send it.— Clay Travis (@ClayTravisBGID) January 30, 2015Earlier: Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins, one of the best players in the NBA, can certainly lose his cool from time to time on the court. But off the court, his record is as clean as it gets. That comes as a surprise to at least one reporter – Fox Sports’ Clay Travis – who predicted five years ago that Cousins was going to be arrested at least once by now. Friday, Cousins took to Instagram to post a screenshot of Travis’ 2010 claim – which came after Kentucky beat Vanderbilt back during Cousins’ only year in Lexington. Cousins wants his followers to let Travis know how wrong he wound up being.Well played, DeMarcus. We have a feeling that a lot of people in both Lexington and Sacramento are going to let Travis know what they think about his prediction.last_img read more

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Former Canada Post CEO Moya Greene replaces Paul Tellier on Rio Tinto

first_imgLONDON, England – Global miner Rio Tinto Ltd., which owns large aluminum smelters in Canada, has appointed former Canada Post chief executive Moya Greene to its board.Greene, who currently heads Britain’s Royal Mail Group, will replace veteran Canadian business leader Paul Tellier.The former head of CN Rail and Bombardier Inc. plans to step down in May after 11 years.“With Paul stepping down, Moya will ensure that the board maintains a strong Canadian voice, reflecting the importance of Canada to Rio Tinto,” stated Rio chairman Jan du Plessis.Like Tellier, Greene held several senior leadership roles in the private sector after a career in the Canadian civil service.Companies in this story: (LON:RIO, TSX:CNR, TSX:BBD.B)last_img read more

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NYPD probing sex allegations against Mario Batali

first_imgNEW YORK, N.Y. – The New York Police Department is investigating allegations of sexual misconduct levelled against celebrity chef Mario Batali.The NYPD confirmed the probe following a “60 Minutes” broadcast Sunday night in which an unnamed woman accused Batali of drugging and sexually assaulting her in 2005.She says she remembers joining him for a glass of wine at a Manhattan restaurant, then waking up on the floor feeling drugged and assaulted. She says she talked to the police but never filed a report.Batali issued a statement to CBS denying that he assaulted the woman.Batali stepped down from daily operations at his restaurant empire and cooking show “The Chew” in December after four women accused him of inappropriate touching over a period of 20 years.Batali has apologized for those encounters.last_img read more

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New Study Confirms Forest Industrys Economic Impact

first_img“Forestry provides jobs to people all around the province and helps drive our provincial economy,” said Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development Minister Doug Donaldson.  “This government is committed to working with communities and industry to support jobs in this important sector.”“While this study demonstrates once again that the forest industry continues to be an economic engine for our province, we are also an industry that is facing significant challenges, including rising fibre costs, ongoing trade headwinds and strong global competition,” added Yurkovich. “These challenges are complex and require the collective effort of governments, industry and communities working together to ensure that we find our way past them in a way that ensures the industry can continue to support the good family-supporting jobs and economic activity across B.C.”To view the report; CLICK HERE The study provides a region-by-region overview of jobs, economic activity, and forestry activities, highlighting how the jobs are distributed, and how they contribute to the health and economic prosperity of communities throughout British Columbia.The study notes that forestry is highly interdependent across B.C. with partially processed or finished goods flowing between regions, generating economic impact across the province.5,315 Indigenous workers are directly employed in the forest industry in B.C. found the study. Making up about 9% of the workforce, or 1 in 11 direct jobs. This level of employment is more than in any other resource sector in B.C. In addition to working directly in forestry and manufacturing jobs, Indigenous participation in the forest sector is strong in the contracting sector, including activities such as logging, construction, silviculture, firefighting and professional services.B.C.’s forest industry is a leading supplier of high-quality, environmentally responsible forest products to countries around the world.The PwC report also includes a series of case studies highlighting the integrated nature of the industry, sustainability, mitigating climate change, the diversity of products produced from both family-owned to global forest product companies, and more.“B.C.’s forest industry has long been the cornerstone of the provincial economy and one of the largest employers in the province,” said Susan Yurkovich, President & CEO of the BC Council of Forest Industries. “This new study confirms that not only does the forest industry generate significant jobs and economic activity for the province overall, but these benefits can be found in every corner of the province – from Vancouver Island to the Interior, Lower Mainland to the Kootenays, and North Coast, Okanagan and Northeast regions of the province.” VANCOUVER, B.C. – The BC Council of Forest Industries (COFI) released a new economic study that finds the B.C. forest industry generates significant economic activity and employment in every region of the province.British Columbians from urban and rural communities are employed with 140,000 forestry and forestry-related jobs.PwC conducted the report and assessed the economic impact of the forest industry in seven regions of B.C. finding 20 percent of jobs in the Northeast are generated by the forest industry.last_img read more

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RCMP continue to investigate disappearance of Grande Prairie man

first_imgGRANDE PRAIRIE, A.B. – Grande Prairie RCMP say they are continuing to investigate the disappearance of 33-year-old Patrick Decque.According to RCMP, they believe that the circumstances surrounding Decque’s disappearance are suspicious and that he may have been the victim of foul play.Police say Decque was last seen on May 23 in the Pinnacle Ridge neighbourhood of Grande Prairie. Decque is described as:CaucasianBlack hairBrown eyes6’0” / 230 lbsLast seen wearing a grey suitAnyone with information regarding Decque’s disappearance is being asked to contact the Grande Prairie RCMP at 780-830-5701 or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.last_img read more

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Financial misconduct Japan Supreme Court rejects Carlos Ghosns appeal

first_imgTokyo: Japan’s Supreme Court has rejected an appeal by lawyers for Carlos Ghosn against his detention, local media said on Saturday, dashing the former Nissan boss’s hopes for an early release. The 65-year-old former auto tycoon had appealed to Japan’s highest court after lower court judges ruled he could be questioned for a 10-day period until Sunday over allegations of financial misconduct. But the court dismissed the appeal without explaining the ruling, Jiji Press and Kyodo News reported. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalOn Friday, the Tokyo District Court had already further extended his detention until April 22 as prosecutors continue grilling him. Authorities must then either press formal charges, release him or re-arrest him if they believe he has additional allegations to answer. Prosecutors are looking into allegations that Ghosn siphoned off some 5 million from funds transferred from Nissan to a dealership in Oman, and spent the money on a luxury superyacht. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boostGhosn has not been formally charged over these allegations. But the tycoon does already face three separate charges. Two of these relate to millions of dollars in salary believed to have been concealed from shareholders. The third charge is that he sought to shift personal investment losses to company books. Ghosn denies all allegations and lashed out in a video message — shown on April 9 — at what he termed a “plot” by “backstabbing” Nissan executives scared of closer integration with French partner firm Renault. The case has bewitched Japan and the business world since the tycoon was arrested out of the blue at a Tokyo airport on November 19 and whisked off to the detention centre. He spent 108 days in an initial period of custody, in conditions he said he would not wish on his “worst enemy”, forced to sleep with the light on and forbidden from contact with his loved ones. He then won bail, stumping up 9 million for his freedom and submitting to strict bail conditions including not using the internet or contacting anyone connected to the case. But in another twist, he was then re-arrested in a dawn raid on April 4 for more questioning.last_img read more

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Adityanath bats for Parvesh Verma Gautam Gambhir

first_imgNew Delhi: Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath arrived in Delhi on Tuesday to campaign for BJP candidates Parvesh Verma (West Delhi) and Gautam Gambhir (East Delhi), as just few days are left before the Capital goes to polls on May 12. Banking on Gambhir’s popularity as a cricketer, Adityanath appealed to the masses, saying that the former Indian batsman had played a great inning for the nation and he would repeat that when it came to politics. Earlier in the day, Adityanath also showed his support for Verma in West Delhi, saying that while the incumbent MP rode on the Modi wave in 2014, this year he has his work to show for it. Also Read – Odd-Even: CM seeks transport dept’s views on exemption to women, two wheelers, CNG vehiclesAdityanath, of course, took the chance to attack opposition members at both rallies, which went along the same lines. He said that both Congress and AAP have failed miserably and that this time Congress is set to secure less than 44 seats in Lok Sabha. The BJP heavyweight also referred to the recent video circulating on social media, showing children shouting vulgar slogans at an election event by Priyanka Gandhi Vadra. Adityanath said, “The princess of Congress does not seem interested in teaching children of good work.” He said the Congress will lose because of its negative politics and that his prediction will be proved on May 23 when the results are announced. The BJP also attacked AAP for targetting its North West Delhi candidate Hansraj Hans. By alleging Hans to be Muslim, “AAP has insulted the entire Valmiki community”, a party leader said.last_img read more

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Young Buckeyes prep for 1st road test

Ohio State played its first four games of the season in the shelter of Ohio Stadium with more than 100,000 cheering fans. This Saturday’s trip to play No. 20 Michigan State, however, will provide the team’s first road test. Some players think an unfriendly atmosphere will pose an obstacle. It’s the first time the Buckeyes have played in East Lansing, Mich., since a 45-7 OSU victory during the 2008 season. OSU is 13-5 all-time in games at Michigan State. Redshirt senior safety Orhian Johnson said the first road game of the year is always “a good test.” “Going up to Michigan State is definitely going to be a little bit tougher with that kind of atmosphere,” Johnson said, “but I think it’s something that we need right now and I think the guys on the team right now are looking forward to it.” Buckeyes first-year coach Urban Meyer said sometimes too much is made of contests away from home. “I think going on the road is sometimes overrated. I think it’s a quality opponent when you go on the road. Going on the road against a team that you’re far superior, that’s not a big deal. Going on the road against this outfit, this is a significant challenge for us,” Meyer said. MSU returns 14 starters from a team that went 11-3 in 2011 and represented the Legends Division in the inaugural Big Ten Championship game, losing 42-39 to Wisconsin. This season MSU is 3-1, and 2-1 at home, with its only loss coming to then-No. 20 Notre Dame. Their defense returns nine starters and has allowed 233.5 yards per game in the 2012 season, good enough for sixth in the country. The Spartans’ offense relies on the legs of junior running back Le`Veon Bell, who has rushed for more than 200 yards in a game twice this season. OSU co-defensive coordinator and safeties coach Everett Withers made it clear that the key to preparing for a road game is to stay in the same routine as any other week. “I think the first thing you do, you have to understand that your practice should not change. Work on your practice schedule just like you normally do,” Withers said. “You prepare like you are going to prepare here, your practice days – Tuesday through Thursday – you go get on a plane and you go fly, you get in the hotel just like you’re going to get over in the Blackwell and you do the same thing on Friday night and you get up and go play a game.” When OSU visits Spartan Stadium, it will be in a venue and atmosphere only two players, redshirt seniors defensive lineman Nathan Williams and linebacker Etienne Sabino, have experienced. “It’s going to be exciting. Away games are always fun,” Sabino said. “It’s going to be a hostile crowd. Michigan State is a good team and we’re a good team.” That inexperience of playing at MSU might be amplified with the amount of freshmen on the Buckeyes’ depth chart. There are nine true freshmen and five redshirt freshmen listed in OSU’s two-deep. “We’re playing more freshmen than any school in America. And sometimes it looks awful at times, but it’s our job to coach them through that and get them to be sophomores real fast,” Meyer said. Senior fullback Zach Boren said this is a time where the veteran players have to support the younger Buckeyes. “It’s a lot different playing away from home, especially in a hostile environment like Michigan State. I think that’s where leadership takes over and that’s where some of us older guys have to really step in and be really be more hands-on with them because you only have 70 guys on away trips, you aren’t 105 strong,” he said. “So it’s one of those things where we just have to make sure those guys are ready and we have a good week at practice and those guys are mentally ready for the game.” Redshirt junior center Corey Linsley agreed. “We’re just going to mentor them through it. It’s a different mentality going into away games. It’s definitely going to be a great time for the young guys to learn how to prepare to go to an away game,” Linsley said. “It’s more traveling, it’s less meeting time and there’s more to handle.” The Buckeyes are scheduled to take their first road trip to East Lansing, Mich., and open Big Ten play Saturday at 3:30 p.m.
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Balanced Ohio State downs Campbell 9164

Freshman guard D’Angelo Russell (0) goes for a layup during a game against Campbell on Nov. 26 at the Schottenstein Center. OSU won, 91-64.Credit: Ed Momot / For The LanternFor five minutes, the Campbell Camels kept it close.But five minutes later, the No. 16 Ohio State men’s basketball team held a 20-10 lead after going on an 11-2 run.The Buckeyes (4-0) held a 45-22 lead at halftime, but only outscored Campbell (1-3) 46-42 in the second half on their way to a 91-64 win Wednesday night at the Schottenstein Center.Sophomore forward Marc Loving said there were portions of the game — particularly in the second half — when the Buckeyes were lacking in energy.“We relaxed at times,” Loving said after the game. “Spurts in the game we needed to regroup and we didn’t. Definitely take care of that in practice.”Coach Thad Matta said OSU didn’t have “a lot of energy” or “juice” in the second half, and he didn’t see the same pace he had hoped for after a fast start to the game.“I told ‘em at halftime, ‘the biggest thing I’m looking for in the second half is claiming rebounds and running in transition,’” Matta said. “And we get it a couple times, but it was never the consistent push that we wanted.”OSU struggled with rebounding on the defensive side of the floor at times, leading to 13 offensive rebounds for the Camels, compared to just 13 for the Buckeyes.Two early 3-pointers helped the Camels keep it at 9-8 five minutes into the game, but OSU’s balanced attack helped the Buckeyes take a double-digit lead at the 11:01 mark in the first half that they never relinquished for the final 45 minutes of action.As a team, OSU shot 60.7 percent from the field and 40 percent from 3-point land in the game.Matta said he’s been “pleasantly surprised” by how well the Buckeyes have shot this season, but added that won’t necessarily be a given week in and week out.“You’re hoping that’s something that you can bank on, and we joked about it the other night, I don’t know how much longer you can keep shooting at this clip,” he said. “But I do think guys are taking more pride in their shots and seeing the ball go through the basket.”The second half started much like the first as Campbell opened the period on a 10-5 run. But the Buckeyes responded to take a 73-46 lead with 9:03 to play in the game.Starting with a 53-32 lead at the 16:43 mark in the half, OSU led by at least 20 for the rest of the game.Despite scoring one more point in the second half than his team did in the first, Matta said he wanted to see more push from the Buckeyes.“You still score 91 points, but I didn’t think we played as fast as we wanted to,” he said.All 10 OSU players to take the court scored, while all five Buckeye starters scored in double figures. The Buckeyes have scored at least 90 points in three of four games this season.OSU shot 60 percent from the field in the opening 20 minutes while limiting Campbell to a 29.2 shooting percentage and just three 2-point field goals at the break. All five Buckeye starters scored at least six points in the first half, with freshman guard D’Angelo Russell leading the way with 12 points and sophomore forward Marc Loving adding 10.Russell said the Buckeyes were more focused on playing their own game than paying attention to Campbell heading into the contest.Sophomore forward Marc Loving (2) passes the ball during a game against Campbell on Nov. 26 at the Schottenstein Center. OSU won, 91-64.Credit: Ed Momot / For The Lantern“We’re really not worrying about our opponent, we’re worrying about our team and we’re trying to get better as a team the best way we can,” he said.Senior guard Shannon Scott — who set a program record with 16 assists in a win against Sacred Heart on Sunday — had four of OSU’s eight assists before halftime.Freshman guard D’Angelo Russell led all players with 22 points while sophomore forward Marc Loving had 18. Russell also led all players with seven assists and shot four of six from 3-point range.After tallying his career-best scoring output, Loving said he wasn’t any more comfortable against the Camels than he was in the first three games of the year.“I wouldn’t say I get more and more comfortable each game,” he said. “I’ve been pretty comfortable this season.”Campbell redshirt-senior guard Andrew Ryan poured in 17 points on five-of-eight shooting from three to lead the Camels.The Buckeyes are scheduled to return to the court on Friday to take on James Madison at the Schottenstein Center. Tip is set for 4:00 p.m.With two games in three days, Matta said the Buckeyes are set to practice in the afternoon on Thanksgiving to prepare for Friday, and he said he’s hoping the team keeps its energy during the holiday.“I told these guys, there’s two types of teams over break, we’re on break right now,” he said. “There’s teams that play really, really well because they don’t have a lot to do and then there’s teams that kind of become lethargic, and I know which team I want us to be.” read more

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