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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22 days agoBellerin says Arsenal ‘hungry’ to improve after thrashing Standard Liege

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Bellerin says Arsenal ‘hungry’ to improve after thrashing Standard Liegeby Freddie Taylor22 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveHector Bellerin says Arsenal are “hungry” to improve after a resounding 4-0 win over Standard Liege on Thursday.18-year-old Gabriel Martinelli scored twice and set-up another as Unai Emery’s side stamped their dominance making it two wins from two in the Europa League.”The team had a great performance. It’s a very important win for us,” said Bellerin.”We played 100% and wanted to get more goals. “We wanted to press, the team is hungry, the team wants to win and wants to improve and I am very pleased for the boys.” last_img read more

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6 days agoBorussia Dortmund coach Favre drops Sancho

first_imgBorussia Dortmund coach Favre drops Sanchoby Paul Vegas6 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBorussia Dortmund coach Lucien Favre has dropped Jadon Sancho.Favre has axed Sancho after the England starlet returned late from international duty, according to German reports.The 19-year-old former Manchester City winger started for the Three Lions in their shock 2-1 loss to Czech Republic but was then dropped to the bench for the 6-0 win at Bulgaria.But the forward failed to report back to Germany in time and as a result has been punished, Kicker report.Favre has axed Sancho from the squad to face Borussia Monchengladbach this afternoon. About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_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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Lionel Messi Writes Words Of Encouragement To Communities Around The World

first_imgLionel Messi and Gatorade have publicly released the first of 10 handwritten letters from the FC Barcelona superstar and five-time World Player of the Year that offer words of hope, encouragement and perseverance to communities across the world.Lionel Messi and Gatorade partner to offer communities around the world words of encouragement, hope and perseveranceFor ten consecutive weeks, Messi will send a “Don’t Go Down” themed letter to an unsuspecting organization in select cities, with Barcelona being the first.The letter writing campaign was born out of the positive response and fan feedback following Gatorade’s recent “Don’t Go Down” video launch in February. The video highlighted Messi’s unique style, in which he refuses to dive, flop or give in during adverse situations, on and off the pitch. Messi’s message, according to the campaign and emphasized in his letters is “Don’t Go Down…life has more in store for you, if you just stay up.”“I was very touched by the incredibly positive response to the ’Don’t Go Down’ video and Gatorade’s willingness to support my efforts to spread this important message across the globe,” said Messi. “I model my actions on the field by the way I live my life, to keep moving forward through good times and adversity.”“When Messi came to us with this letter writing idea we felt it was the perfect way to extend our campaign and the important message of hope, resiliency and perseverance,” said Anuj Bhasin, Head of Gatorade Global Marketing. “We’re extremely proud to be aligned with a star like Messi and help spread his inspirational message of toughness and resilience.”Letters from Messi and Gatorade will be distributed around the world to five continents, including North and South America, Europe, Australia and Asia. Communities that will receive handwritten letters will be revealed in the comings weeks.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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Bob Zimmers Grand Opening of Fort St John Campaign Office

first_imgZimmer was elected to represent the Conservative party in 2011, 2015 and is now running for re-election in 2019 with the campaign slogan ‘It’s time to get you ahead.’ Zimmer shares, this is a positive message for the entire community.“Campaign 2019 for us is really a positive message of how to get you ahead, that is resource sector jobs for the folks in Fort St. John, Dawson Creek, Fort Nelson, and Prince George,” said Zimmer.“That’s my job and in Ottawa, what we want to see for the next four years is to continue an upward direction in terms of development. That’s what I want to see for us,” said Zimmer.Zimmer is local to the area and shares after his return to living in Fort St. John from Ottawa, he feels FSJ is home. He also goes on to share that he never considers his political seat safe and has been working hard since 2011.“We have a strong riding here, usually the strongest conservative riding at approx 55 percent of the province,” said Zimmer.Zimmer finishes by sharing that he and his team are making sure to pound the pavement, putting up signs and meeting people to answer their questions as he needs people to come out and support him. Wednesday, September 18, 2019, from 4:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m at 1201 Alaska Avenue The Prince George Campaign Office Grand Opening is Tuesday, September 17th, 2019 and Dawson Creek’s Grand Opening takes place the day after.Prince George Campaign Office Grand OpeningTuesday, September 17, 2019, from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m at 1905 Victoria StreetDawson Creek Campaign Office Grand Openingcenter_img FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Monday, September 16th, Bob Zimmer and his party had the grand opening for their Campaign Office in Fort St. John.The opening of the Campaign Office, located at 10230 – 100th Street allowed the public to meet with Zimmer and his staff with a beverage and a piece of cake.last_img read more

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Canada Immigration Procedures Leave a Moroccan Away From his Wife and

first_imgTaroudant, Morocco- Moroccan Abderrahim Chakir has been waiting since 2008 to join his Canadian wife Karla Piedrasanta and his son Amin, 19 months, whom he has never met.The couple were faced with a set of bureaucratic procedures that kept them apart, starting from delaying their marriage to turning down Chakir’s application to obtain a permanent visa to Canada.“Every year we hope we will be together. We are doing everything we can to comply with the application process. My husband is missing our son growing up,” said Chakir’s wife, Karla Piedrasanta. However, the Citizenship and Immigration Canada has other plans. They said the process was delayed because officials, in May 2012, “discovered that (Chakir) may have a medical condition that could pose a risk to the health and safety of Canadians, and would make him inadmissible to Canada.”“It was determined that Mr. Chakir has a medical condition that requires treatment. CIC has informed Mr. Chakir that once he can demonstrate that he has received treatment and that his condition no longer poses a risk to the Canadian public, CIC will reassess his medical file and his application,” a department spokesperson was quoted by The Star as saying.Contrary to what Canada Citizenship and Immigration said, Chakir’s wife said that her husband has no health complication that could impose a risk on Canadians’ health.“He did all the blood work and saliva tests. He didn’t have TB and he doesn’t have TB,” she noted said.After more than three years struggling to join his wife and son in Canada, Chakir said that he is “extremely depressed.”“This is a really long process. I just feel down all the time. I have missed a lot of great moments of being with my wife and our son,” he said.In its attempt to stand against false marriages “marriage of convenience”, the Citizenship and Immigration Canada has hired trained officers that can recognize real immigration applications.“Canadian citizens or permanent residents who are in a marriage of convenience for immigration reasons may be charged with a crime,” according to Citizenship and Immigration Canada© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributedlast_img read more

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Can YOU Fix The NBA Draft

By Jody Avirgan The NBA draft could use some fixing. Whether NBA Commissioner Adam Silver admits it or not, teams are tanking in order to land a better chance at a top pick. On the most recent episode of our sports podcast Hot Takedown, we discussed a few proposals to fix the draft structure, from the “wheel” to closing the gap between the worst and second-worst team’s chances. Now, it’s your turn.When you’re sitting on your couch, daydreaming, what crazy scheme have you come up with to fix the draft structure? Tell us below — no idea is too weird. We’ll compile some of them on FiveThirtyEight and discuss our favorites on the show.We’ll also endorse one idea as the official Hot Takedown proposal and send it as a notarized letter (on fancy paper, too) to Silver. And that’ll solve everything! Embed Code More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS | Embed read more

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Replacing Evan Turner Buckeyes look toward life after NBAbound guard

When next season begins, the Ohio State men’s basketball team will return with four of its five starters from the 2009-2010 campaign. But the one missing, Evan Turner, left a gaping hole in the Buckeyes’ roster when he declared for the NBA Draft last week. Turner led OSU in points, rebounds and assists this season and, after winning the Wooden Award Saturday night, will carry six national player of the year awards with him to June’s draft. But when OSU tips off its 2010-2011 season, none of that will matter, and the team must find a way to fill his shoes. “Obviously losing him is going to change a lot for our team because he did so much on the court for us,” guard Jon Diebler said. “We know we have a lot to work on, as a team and individually, but even with Evan leaving, we’re still very confident with who we have coming back and who’s coming in.” Fortunately for the Buckeyes, as Diebler mentioned, they will welcome arguably the nation’s best recruiting class to Columbus next season. Highlighted by Jared Sullinger and Deshaun Thomas, the six incoming recruits could go a long way to replacing Turner. However, with Turner gone, and with seniors P.J. Hill and Jeremie Simmons also leaving the program, there will be no returning point guard. One of the incoming freshmen, Aaron Craft, plays the point, but is probably the fourth or fifth-most heralded newcomer in the class. Diebler, who was coached in middle school by Craft’s father, said that while Craft might not be as talented as some other future Buckeyes, he can certainly hold his own.   “He’s a tough kid, just like all the kids coming in,” Diebler said. “He knows a lot about the game and his IQ is really high, and that’s something you can’t teach.” Regardless, it seems unlikely that Craft will be able to step right in and run the OSU offense as a freshman. That leaves the likely possibility of one of the current Buckeyes making a position switch. Just as Turner did a season ago, somebody will have to quickly adapt to a new position. Diebler and forward David Lighty seem to be the most obvious candidates. Lighty proved to be one of the few Buckeyes that can consistently beat people off the dribble and create his own shot, which would make the position switch somewhat seamless. Diebler played point guard almost exclusively in high school, and although his role has been much different in college to this point, he said he wouldn’t be opposed to returning to his roots. “I wouldn’t mind it,” Diebler said. “I just want to do whatever helps us win. It’s going to be my last year and Dave’s last year and I know we’re all going to work on our ball handling.” For Lighty, despite losing Turner and no matter who ends up playing point guard, the expectations are still high. “We never lower our standards here just because he’s leaving,” Lighty said. “I believe with him, obviously we’d be that much better, but without I believe we still have a great team.” read more

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