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Nemanja Matic is a genius, says Jose Mourinho

first_imgManchester United head coach Jose Mourinho hailed the club’s newly-signed defensive midfielder Nemanja Matic, calling him “a genius” after the Serbian played his first match in United jersey at the Aviva stadium here against Italian football club UC Sampdoria.Matic was part of the starting XI for United on Wednesday in the side’s 2-1 friendly tour victory over the Genoa club.”He needs time but (his) experience, intelligence, a genius in the way he thinks — he thinks football,” Mourinho was quoted saying by Sky Sports.The Portugese having coached Matic earlier in Chelsea admitted that the Manchester club will help him grow better.”We will help him to be ready sooner rather than later,” the 54-year-old said.Mourinho also praised his players for their three victories from the four pre-season friendly tour matches in 2017-18.In the pre-season tour so far, Manchester United have beaten Champions League defending champions Real Madrid, English Premier League (EPL) rivals Manchester City and Italian club UC Sampdoria.The club’s only loss came against Spanish football giants FC Barcelona.”To get three out of four I thank the club for that, I will be happier if they get me four of four but they did a great effort for me,” Mourinho concluded.Manchester United will kick-off their Premier League season on August 13 against West Ham.last_img read more

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Everton get third straight Premier League win after Pickford’s penalty save, late goals

first_imgEverton had their substitutes score two late goals after Jordan Pickford saved a penalty as they registered their third straight Premier League on Sunday with a 2-0 win over Crystal Palace.Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Cenk Tosun were the two substitutes who scored in the 87th minute and 89th minute, respectively, as Everton finished off the match strong.Crystal Palace had a chance to take the lead when Wilfried Zaha, who passed the fitness test after missing an Ivory Coast international in midweek, was brought down by Seamus Coleman.However, Everton and England goalkeeper Pickford was up to the task as he saved the penalty from Serbian international Luka Milivojevic in the 60th minute.| @JPickford1 doing what @JPickford1 does. #EFCmatchday pic.twitter.com/BecDcynCujEverton (@Everton) October 21, 2018The miss meant Crystal Palace have scored only five goals in nine games, the second worst record in the Premier League.Everton moved up three places to eighth in the table after their victory on Sunday while Palace dropping to 15th.Everton’s Portuguese manager Marco Silva, in his first season at the club, was naturally delighted with the effect of his three substitutions.”We [the staff] are here to make decisions, it is not just the starting 11,” he said.”The three players who came on were aggressive, it is really good and I’m very happy for them.”Crystal Palace, only two points above the relegation places after a third successive loss, were bitterly disappointed, having had a fair share of the game until the dramatic finale.advertisementPalace goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey saved well from Gylfi Sigurdsson and Theo Walcott on either side of halftime as the game warmed up.James Tomkins headed carelessly wide from a chip by Andros Townsend and when Tomkins did better to head across goal, Cheikh Kouyate’s header came back off the underside of the bar.”Football does not give you what you deserve, it is a question of results,” said Palace manager Roy Hodgson.The fact is you have to take your chances.”Read what Roy had to say in full following #EVECRY https://t.co/CHnarDoIH6 pic.twitter.com/vLoeFvCzPMCrystal Palace F.C. (@CPFC) October 21, 2018″Had we won even or certainly drawn no-one would have begrudged us that.”But the bottom line was the game was lost to us on the 1-0 there was not enough time to get back into it.”It was a harsh blow to have defended so well and to then concede with just three minutes left.”All you can do is accept your fate, whether we deserved it is neither here nor there. We must make sure that next Sunday against Arsenal we are as hard to beat as today,” the former England manager added.As Pickford said, the penalty was the turning point.”I thought he (Milivojevic) was going to go to my left so I left a leg dangling and managed to get a foot on it,” the goalkeeper told Sky Sports.”It was the game-changer. The crowd got going and we brought the lads on for two great finishes.”| New baby, goal, three points.A decent week for @CenkTosun_! #TosunPaa pic.twitter.com/TjtbpyodATEverton (@Everton) October 21, 2018Turkish international Tosun, with a second goal in three games, said that an Everton squad approaching full fitness are now full of confidence after the three successive wins.”We played a really good second half and will go to Old Trafford next week with confidence,” he said.(With Reuters inputs)last_img read more

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Union’s CJ Moore Shines in Backyard Bowl Win

first_imgLosing leading receiver James Washington after this season will be a huge blow to the depth and talent of OSU’s most skilled position group, but receivers coach Kasey Dunn is well aware of the task at hand and has recruited like a mad man to ensure there won’t be a significant year-over-year drop off.Current freshmen Tylan Wallace and Braydon Johnson will be impact players sooner rather than later to replace some of that production lost, but perhaps Dunn’s biggest recruiting masterpiece is the big fish he’s already landed out of Tulsa Union in CJ Moore.The four-star senior prospect shined as bright as the Chapman Stadium lights he played under Thursday evening in Union’s annual rivalry game with Jenks in the Backyard Bowl. He wasn’t a high-usage player for the Redskins – (he might be, though, when he has a college QB tossing him the rock) – but when he touched the ball he made good use of it.Moore recorded just four catches on the night in Union’s 59-40 win over Jenks, but scored on three of those receptions – two of which went for 68+ plus yards.Here’s his touch count for the evening.· Reception – 6 yards· Reception – 10 yards, TD· Reception – 80 yards, TD· Carry (reverse) – 23 yards· Reception – 68 yards, TD· Interception50% score rate? That’s nuts, right? For 164 yards, absolutely it is.I know what you’re thinking … interception?!When Union had a comfortable lead in the stretch of the game, Jenks had no choice but to throw the ball to try and make up ground – so Union subbed in the all-hands team and Moore came down with what essentially was the game-sealing INT, although the game was in hand at that point.At 6-foot-5, Moore towers over defensive backs at the high school level – and if it’s one thing that translates immediately, it’s height. You can’t teach it! On his first TD of the game, Union threw a fade to the back end of the pay dirt and he just snatched it over the DB.Union WR CJ Moore makes 10-yd TD catch to put Redskins up 14-12 over Jenks with 4:08 left in 1st Qtr pic.twitter.com/eBlYbfeYUs— YurView Oklahoma (@YurViewOK) September 8, 2017What I was most impressed with was his speed. 6-foot-5 athletes aren’t typically the most mobile, but he’s got legitimate track speed to break away from defenders in the open field. And it’s why he housed it twice from the opposite side of the field – once from 80 yards, and then again later from 68 yards.#okstate commit @daddydimes35 put on a show in the #BackYardBowl for @UnionFootball. 3 TDs. #okpreps pic.twitter.com/cvUTeHf6s8— Harold R. Kuntz (@HaroldRKuntz3) September 8, 2017Talent at wide receiver doesn’t appear to be a problem for OSU at the moment, but make no mistake about it, Kasey Dunn’s recruited well enough to put OSU in that situation. And while I’m not going to compare Moore to Ateman or even his cousin Tracy, a former OSU player, I think it’s safe to say Moore has a bright future in Stillwater and could be an early contributor no matter the complexion of the roster next season.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

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‘Comparing Messi to Maradona is terrible’

first_imgFormer Real Sociedad and current Al Ahly coach Martin Lasarte believes the comparisons between Lionel Messi and Diego Maradona are “terrible” and feels football has been “unfair” to Argentina in recent years.Messi finished another international tournament without silverware with Argentina as the Albiceleste went out in the Copa America semi-finals against Brazil this summer.That setback continued a run of near misses for Messi and Argentina, following the 2014 World Cup and 2015 and 2016 editions of the Copa America. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? The World Cup saw Argentina fall in extra-time to Germany while the two previous Copa Americas had Chile defeat them on penalties.The star man’s frustration appeared to boil over following his red card against Chile in the third-place game, with Messi calling out CONMEBOL’s officiating as biased toward Brazil in the semi-final.And Lasarte admits the difficulty surrounding an Argentina side that continuously fails to win silverware despite their talent, but lamented how the game has been cruel to Messi and his team-mates.”We all have the feeling they have elements for having much more and they don’t reach these goals,” Lasarte told Goal. “I think football has been unfair with Argentina. They reached a lot of finals and haven’t been able to be the champions.”Lionel Messi Argentina Chile Copa America 2019Lasarte has particular sympathy for Messi, who has often come under fire from critics following those international defeats.The comparison to Argentine legend Maradona in particular irks the Uruguayan.“Often Messi has been excessively blamed but he is a human,” he added. “Both in Argentina and with Barcelona, I have the feeling he is surrounded, maybe badly surrounded.“The comparison with Maradona is terrible, it must be hard to be compared to him.”It is painful to see Messi’s career going on without titles with Argentina”.Messi’s ire for officials during the Brazil semi-final included the usage of VAR, or the lack thereof, at key moments.Lasarte also took issue with VAR, understanding its importance to the game but taking umbrage with the implementation.”VAR was the main character,” Lasarte said of the system at the Copa America. “It modified many decisions and there still was controversy.“It arrived for staying but it needs a better adaptation. You can’t wait for a minute and a half for knowing a decision because it transforms the game. Justice can’t be an excuse”.last_img read more

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2 College Football Players “Seriously Injured” In Shooting On Saturday

first_img The shooting happened at about 1:22 a.m. Police did not release the circumstances around the shooting.Nearby officers, who were stationed near the downtown bars where the shooting occurred, immediately rendered aid to the two adult male victims before paramedics arrived, according to the news release.Two cars were also hit with bullets, Van Tassel said.Hayes is a redshirt senior defensive back who was third on the team in tackles last season and was expected to start this upcoming year. Moore is a redshirt junior defensive lineman who played in 10 games last year.An Eastern Washington spokesman released the following statement:“Our first priority is to provide support and comfort to the students, their families, and their friends,” he said. “Our thoughts are with them during this difficult time.” Close view of NCAA football.(Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)Two college football players have reportedly been “seriously injured” in a shooting in the early hours of Saturday morning in downtown Spokane, but are expected to make a full recovery.Dehonta Hayes and Keith Moore, players at Eastern Washington, have reportedly been hospitalized with injuries following the shooting.Spokesman.com reports that a spokesman for the school says the two players are expected to make a full recovery.Details on the shooting are sparse, per Spokesman.com:last_img read more

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Weekly Traffic Advisories

first_img QUEENS COUNTY: Highway 103, Herring Cove Brook Bridge Herring Cove Brook Bridge, between Exits 18 and 19, Highway 103, has alternating lane closures for bridge repairs until Tuesday, July 31. Temporary traffic lights are set up for 24 hours per day. PICTOU COUNTY: Route 348, Pictou Landing Route 348, in Pictou Landing, is reduced to one lane from 500 metres east of Well Hill Road to Lewis Road for paving until Friday, Aug. 31. Work takes place from 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., Monday to Friday. Traffic control personnel are on site. Motorists are advised to use extreme caution when travelling through a construction zone. COLCHESTER COUNTY: North River Route 311 from Stewart’s Bridge, in North River, for six kilometres north to Upper North River is reduced to one lane for patching and paving until Friday, Aug. 31. Work takes place from daylight to dusk. COLCHESTER COUNTY: Highway 104 Highway 104, westbound from East Mountain for about seven kilometres will have a right lane closure for roadwork until Friday, Aug. 31 Work takes place from dawn to dusk. PICTOU COUNTY: Sutherlands River Bridge Trunk 4 is closed in Sutherlands River, east of Church Road and west of the intersection of Route 245 and Thorburn Road, for the replacement of the Sutherlands River Bridge. Work is expected to continue until Sunday, Sept. 30. A detour route and signs are in place. Motorists are advised to use extreme caution when travelling through a construction zone. COLCHESTER COUNTY: Highway 102 Highway 102, from Brookfield to Truro, the northbound right lane, will be closed for roadwork until Friday, Aug. 31. Work takes place from dawn to dusk. PICTOU COUNTY: Route 348, East River Road Route 348, East River Road, is reduced to one lane in various sections from the Stellarton town line to the New Glasgow town line for repairs and repaving until Friday, Aug. 31. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. COLCHESTER COUNTY: Princeport Riverside Road, Princeport, from Trunk 2 westerly, for about five kilometres, is reduced to one lane for patching and paving until Friday, Aug. 31. Work takes place form daylight to dusk. COLCHESTER COUNTY: Bible Hill Vimy Road, Bible Hill, from College Road to Brookside Road, for about two kilometres is reduced to one lane for patching and paving until Friday, Aug.31. Work takes place from daylight to dusk. CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Nappan Marsh (Rainbow) Bridge, Trunk 2 Nappan Marsh (Rainbow) Bridge over the Nappan River on Trunk 2, outside Amherst, is closed until further notice. A detour is available on Route 302, Southampton Road and Smith Road. Traffic approaching Amherst is being rerouted a short distance on the Nappan and Lower Porter Roads, while traffic leaving Amherst is required to detour on Smith Road. QUEENS COUNTY: Highway 103 Highway 103 near Liverpool between Exit 18 and Exit 19 has alternating lane closures for paving until Friday, Aug. 31. Traffic control will consist of stop and go traffic. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. DIGBY COUNTY: Trunk 1, Meteghan River Bridge Trunk 1, Meteghan River Bridge, Meteghan, to Highway 101 Connector, for about six kilometres has alternating lane closures for paving and patching until Friday, Aug. 31. Personnel and signs will be on site. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. DIGBY COUNTY: Cape St. Marys Bridge Cape St. Marys Bridge, located on John Doucette Road, Cape St. Marys, is closed for bridge replacement until Thursday, Nov. 15. Detour signs in place. COLCHESTER COUNTY: Brookside Farnham Mill Road, Brookside, from Route 311 to Brookside Road, is reduced to one lane for more than one kilometre for patching and paving until Friday, Aug. 31. Work takes place from daylight to dusk. RICHMOND COUNTY: Port Royal Bridge Port Royal Bridge on Port Royal Road on Isle Madame, is closed until further notice. Traffic can detour on MacEachern Road. CONTINUING WORK YARMOUTH COUNTY: Route 3, Pubnico Route 3, Pubnico, from Ye Old Argyle Road to Route 335 has alternating lane closures for patching and repaving until Friday, Aug. 31. Traffic control signs and personnel are in place. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. -30- PICTOU COUNTY: Highway 104 Highway 104, westbound from about one kilometre east of Exit 24, Stellarton to Exit 21, Westville, about seven kilometres is reduced to one lane for road work until Friday, Aug. 31. Traffic control on site. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. LUNENBURG COUNTY: Parks Creek Bridge Parks Creek Bridge on Route 332 is closed for bridge replacement until Wednesday, Oct. 31. Motorists are required to detour via Route 332 to Indian Path Road and back to Route 332. LUNENBURG COUNTY: Highway 103, Camperdown Highway 103, from Camperdown School Road to Camperdown Road, Camperdown, have alternating lane closures for paving until Friday, Aug. 31. Traffic control will consist of stop and go traffic. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. KINGS COUNTY: Trunk 1 Trunk 1 from the Kentville Town Line to the Wolfville Town Line is reduced to one lane at night for paving. Work will take place between the hours of 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. until Friday, July 20. Residents in the area are advised that there may be an increased level of noise at night, during the construction hours. COLCHESTER COUNTY: Highway 104 Highway 104, eastbound from Onslow for about five kilometres will have a right lane closure for roadwork until Friday, Aug. 31 Work takes place from dawn to dusk. INVERNESS COUNTY: Judique Trunk 19, from about one kilometre north of Joe Effie Road, northerly for about seven kilometres, is reduced to one lane for drainage improvements and repaving until Sunday, Sept. 30. Traffic control people and pilot vehicle are on site. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.last_img read more

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Oral history to be vetted at upcoming energy hearing in Quebec

first_imgtfennario@aptn.ca APTN National NewsFor the next month, First Nation peoples from across the country will have the ear of the National Energy Board.The board is holding oral traditional evidence sessions for communities that will be effected by the proposed Energy East pipeline.But many have expressed their displeasure with the limitations placed on what they can and can’t say.APTN’s Tom Fennario reports.last_img

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Tom Clancy’s ‘Rainbow Six Siege’ Game to Feature Moroccan Scenes

Rabat- The new season will feature two operators, an attacker and a defender from Morocco and a new fortress map.The fortress will be a military training center set in the Atlas Mountains. The map will allow players to test their skills inside a mud brick kasbah, an architectural structure that originated in southern Morocco.Read Also: 6-Year-Old Irish Boy Climbs Morocco’s Toubkal, North Africa’s Highest PeakThe multiplayer map will reportedly be based on Dar al-Makhzen, the Royal Palace of Rabat and official residence of the King of Morocco. The producers announced the game’s third year of post-launch content with a tweet that says “Welcome to Morocco” in Arabic. The full unveiling of Operation Wind Bastion’s content will be presented on November 18 at the Rainbow Six Pro League Finals in Rio de Janeiro. The release date is not yet known, but it is expected to be tested on the technical test server and published in late November or early December.Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege is the latest episode of the first-person shooter game developed by Ubisoft Montreal studio. read more

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Former Tunisian President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali Dies at 83

Rabat – Former Tunisian President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali has died at the age of 83.Ben Ali assumed the Tunisian presidency in November 1987 in a coup d’état. Mounir Ben Salha,  the former president’s lawyer, confirmed his death to Euro News. Ben Ali was ousted after a popular movement erupted in Tunisia in 2011, sparking the so-called Arab Spring.Ben Ali’s death comes on the heels of the July death of Beji Caid Essebsi, Tunisia’s first democratically elected head of state.The former president fled to Saudi Arabia after Tunisia’s 2011 revolution. He was subsequently found guilty in absentia for several serious crimes, including embezzlement of public funds.A Tunisian court sentenced him in absentia to a 35 year prison sentence in 2011. In 2012, a military court handed Ben Ali a life sentence, in absentia, for “murder and looting.”After 23 years in power, Ben Ali passed the remainder of his life in exile in Saudi Arabia.The former president failed to fulfill his vows to make Tunisia a more democratic country.  Ben Ali won elections during the first two presidential pools in 1989 and 1994, the BBC reported.Ben Ali won other elections after two separate changes to Tunisia’s constitution allowed him to run for more terms.“He won his final five-year term in 2009, with his share of the vote dropping just below 90%,” the BBC said.Despite downturns during his rule, Ben Ali’s reforms in the economic sector and women’s rights received applause.A scourge of unemployment and social disparities, however, led to protests across the country, calling for radical change and a fair regime.Ben Ali was born in 1936. He completed his studies in the US and France. He rose to his first high level political position in 1980 as Tunisia’s ambassador to Poland. read more

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Annan pays tribute to Reverend Sullivan apartheid foe and Africa advocate

Mr. Annan said in a statement that the Reverend — who died yesterday at the age of 78 — was “respected throughout the world for the bold and innovative role he played in the global campaign to dismantle the system of apartheid in South Africa.” The Reverend had since gone on to show remarkable commitment to improving education, fighting AIDS and building up civil society in Africa, Mr. Annan said.In 1977, Reverend Sullivan, a United States citizen, created the landmark seven “Sullivan Principles,” which outlined guidelines for corporations and governments interested in doing business with South Africa’s racially divided system, and helped to end apartheid. More recently, the Reverend served as chairman for the 6th African-African American Summit, which was held in Ghana in 1999. read more

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Toronto stock market stays strong on US labour report commodities

Toronto stock market stays strong on US labour report, commodities TORONTO – The Toronto stock market wrapped the session near its highs of the day on Thursday as commodities prices moved up, while a report on the U.S. labour market came in better than expected.The S&P/TSX composite index rose 88.21 points to 12,447.68. The TSX Venture Exchange was up 15.63 points to 1,340.85.The Canadian dollar increased 0.79 of a cent to 101.99 cents US after a top Bank of Canada official suggested that rising interest rates are still a medium-term possibility.Gold stocks led the way, as December bullion rose $16.70 to US$1,796.50 an ounce, while December copper was ahead 0.2 of a cent at US$3.79 a pound.November crude on the New York Mercantile Exchange moved up $3.57 to close at US$91.71 a barrel, with the energy sector up half a per cent.TSX information technology stocks were the lone decliner of the major sectors, falling 0.1 per cent. Still, Research In Motion (TSX:RIM) shares were up 10 cents to $8.07.On Wall Street, the Dow Jones industrials ended 80.75 points higher to 13,575.36. The Nasdaq composite index gained 14.23 points to 3,149.46, while the S&P 500 index gained 10.41 points to 1,461.40.The U.S. Labor Department reported that initial jobless claims last week rose to a seasonally-adjusted 367,000, which was better than expectations, but still consistent with only modest hires.The data on claims for unemployment benefits came a day before the U.S. government’s closely watched monthly employment report. Canadian unemployment numbers are also being released Friday.“Overall little here to change current perceptions of the U.S. labour market, with hiring rather than firing more important at this stage of the cycle,” said Andrew Grantham of CIBC World Markets in a note.Some further positive signs about the U.S. economy emerged as retailers including Costco and Limited Brands reported September sales that came in ahead of Wall Street’s estimates.“The expectations that U.S. corporate earnings are actually going to come in OK starting in the next couple of days is reflected in the fact that copper is up,” said Chris King, portfolio manager at Morgan, Meighen and Associates.“We’re looking at a more supportive earnings market.”Meanwhile, the Federal Reserve released the minutes from its meeting in early September, when the Fed hatched a new open-ended program to spend $40 billion a month on mortgage bonds. The minutes revealed that all but one member of the Fed’s interest-rate committee voted in favour of the bond-buying effort.The U.S. Commerce Department reported that factory orders were down 5.2 per cent, the biggest drop in more than three years, but it still beat expectations.The key event this week, however, comes Friday morning when the U.S. Labor Department releases its monthly jobs report. Economists forecast that the unemployment rate inched up to 8.2 per cent in September from 8.1 per cent in August.In corporate news, shares of Nexen Inc. (TSX:NXY) were down 23 cents to $24.99 after the federal NDP said it opposes the proposed takeover of Calgary-based energy company by CNOOC, a state-owned Chinese corporation, in a proposed $15.1-billion deal.A group of companies headed by SNC-Lavalin (TSX:SNC) has been selected to build the next rapid transit line in Metro Vancouver, which helped to send its shares up 56 cents to $38.25.Software maker Sandvine (TSX:SVC) reported a net loss of US$900,000 or three cents per share, reversing a year-earlier profit of US$1.7 million or 1.8 cents per share. Revenue dropped 15 per cent. Its shares fell 3.3 per cent, or four cents, to $1.16.Meanwhile, the European Central Bank kept interest rates unchanged from the current record low of 0.75 per cent. EBC president Mario Draghi defended the bank’s bond-buying plan at a press conference, saying that it’s now the responsibility of governments to make the next move. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by David Friend, The Canadian Press Posted Oct 4, 2012 4:29 pm MDT read more

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Penn West boosts capital spending plans announces two management departures

CALGARY – Penn West Petroleum Ltd. (TSX:PWT) is preparing to boost drilling activity and production output in 2017 with a $180-million capital budget — nearly double what it allocated last year.The Calgary-based company spent much of 2016 selling assets and grappling with its debt amid low crude prices.Its 2017 budget includes $160 million for exploration and development and $20 million for decommissioning expenses.That compares with $80 million for exploration and development and $15 million for decommissioning in 2016.It said Thursday that its 2017 plan calls for production in its key development areas to be 15 per cent higher by the fourth quarter, compared with the same period of 2016.Penn West also announced a change in senior management, with the departures of chief financial officer David Dyck and senior vice-president for exploration and production, Gregg Gegunde.David French, who has been Penn West’s president and CEO since replacing David Roberts in October, said the departures “reflect a natural evolution of the company” as it evolves into a smaller company.Penn West said its new chief financial officer is David Hendry, who has been vice-president of finance for two years. Penn West boosts capital spending plans, announces two management departures by The Canadian Press Posted Jan 5, 2017 7:08 am MDT Last Updated Jan 5, 2017 at 8:20 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

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Uruguay joins other nations addressing General Assembly in calling for stronger more

“The United Nations must become stronger,” and the General Assembly must gain greater prominence, he said. He noted that Uruguay’s foreign policy is based on the pillars of democracy, human rights, the defence of international law, and pursuit of peace. Such principles retained prominence despite the changes of political power in the country, he said, underscoring Uruguay’s commitment to making its voice heard on the international stage. More broadly, he noted that unprecedented violence, arms proliferation, and the increase in terrorism, cyberattacks, hunger and climate change require a strong commitment from the international community. Today, millions are affected by armed conflict, with hundreds of thousands killed and millions displaced. “We should not get used to standing idly by,” he stressed.He urged all countries to increase efforts to combat human trafficking, and ensure development and social growth, citing inequality and the persistence of international forces as drivers of those threats. He expressed support for the 2030 Agenda and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals, noting that Uruguay had recently presented its Voluntary National Report to the Economic and Social Council’s High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development.Full statement (in Spanish) available here read more

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Gala to support DSBN Academy bursaries

Leave your cocktail dresses and formal wear in the closet this weekend and let your favourite jeans take the spotlight.Staff, faculty and alumni are invited to attend the Denim, Diamonds and Diplomas gala on Feb. 11 in support of DSBN Academy.Hosted by the Brock Leaders Citizenship Society (BLCS), the second annual event funds bursaries for students who are the first in their family to gain a post-secondary education.“Many of these students may not have the means or resources to continue their education past high school, so we wanted to set up a bursary program to help them achieve their goals wherever they decide to study,” said Aynsley Maves, BLCS member and Chair of the event.Last year’s Denim, Diamonds and Diplomas raised $22,000, enough money to provide bursaries to 14 Grade 12 students set to graduate from DSBN Academy this year.The event, sponsored by Brock University and the District School Board of Niagara, begins with cocktails at 6 p.m. followed by dinner.The night will also include live music and a silent auction featuring Toronto Raptors tickets, shoes worn by Canadian country artist Shania Twain and a custom diamond necklace valued at $3,000.Tickets are $65 each or $600 per table and can be purchased online. For more information, e-mail denimdiplomas@gmail.com. read more

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The 7 jobs that were the bane of your childhood

first_imgThe Cupcake On Her Arm / TumblrThe humble dishwasher seems like a great time saver on paper especially when you’re a kid and you think that dishwashing is out of your life forever.But wait, what’s that your parent is asking you to do?Empty the dishwasher? Load out a week’s worth of plates?This is not what we signed up for.Mind you, if you empty it your cat would have a ball:via Cheezburger2. Raking leavesChris Radburn/PA Archive/Press Association ImagesWhen you’re a kid the autumn leaves provide hours of entertainment and seem to represent the joys of childhood.Until you’re asked to rake all the leaves in the garden, forcing you to rue the day Autumn ever decided to just leave all those leaves lying around the place.3. Tidying your roomChris Radburn/PA Archive/Press Association ImagesYour room is your sanctuary as a child and so it’s highly irritating when your parents demand it be cleaned.Particularly when one parent will insist you keep the room tidy in case “we have visitors”.If we have people over, why would they want to hang out in our childhood bedroom?Don’t use that line on us.4. Drying dishesvia ImgurIf you weren’t in a dishwasher house or if your parents had gotten out the good crockery, chances were you’d be put on dish drying duty.Here’s the thing, when you’re very young drying dishes is really stressful.What if you don’t get the dish dry enough?What if you drop said dish will trying to dry it thoroughly?Why do all the towels leave weird fluff all over our otherwise clean dishes?5. Cleaning the family carThis is one of those jobs you’d probably do for extra pocket money and then regret forever.First there’s the pain of trying to get the hoover to stretch all the way out to the family car.Then there’s the matter of cleaning the mats for people’s feet and waiting for them to dry.And  also the random bits of food you’d find all over the car, making you think twice about that Supermacs meal you insisted on scoffing in the back.6.  RecyclingAlbert Gonzalez / Photocall IrelandWe’re aware now that recycling is something that helps the environment and saves us money on our bin charges.But as a child all we saw was having to spend ages making sure the cardboard goes in the right bin, making sure ever jar was saved for the bottle bank and then the time it took to get everything sorted out at the recycling centre.Honestly, all we wanted to do was lob it in the bin and watch The Simpsons.7. Looking after petsRui Vieira/PA Archive/Press Association ImagesOh yes, having a pet was definitely a chance to be endlessly amused and build up a bond with some kind of furry animal.But the minute your parents had you on pet clean up duty, you really started to resent that critter.There was the whole “The dog has done a pee in the kitchen you have to clean it up” thing or even “can you please make sure the pet is fed”.We still think it’s a shame you can’t have a pet that feeds and cleans itself.That would definitely have improved our early days.Why we really want to go on a night out with Tina Fey>What is a Cronut and why are people queuing for ages to get them?> WHEN WE THINK back on our childhood years we don’t always have good memories.Sometimes our parents made us do all kinds of annoying manual labour that was really just a childhood buzzwreck.1. Emptying the dishwasherlast_img read more

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Dahalokely tokana une nouvelle espèce de dinosaure découverte à Madagascar

first_imgDahalokely tokana, une nouvelle espèce de dinosaure découverte à MadagascarDes scientifiques américains ont récemment découvert une nouvelle espèce de dinosaure au Madagascar. Baptisé Dahalokely Tokana, le spécimen pourrait apporter de nombreuses réponses aux interrogations des paléontologues, ravivant une recherche restée au point mort depuis dix ans. Les découvertes les plus longues à venir sont souvent les meilleures. Ni Andrew Farke du Musée de paléontologie de Claremont, ni Joseph Sertich, conservateur au musée de Denver ne vous diront le contraire. Dix ans sans découverte font de celle d’aujourd’hui un bouleversement : à Madagascar, ces deux spécialistes ont révélé l’existence d’une nouvelle espèce de dinosaure. A partir des recherches récentes ainsi que des fossiles retrouvés entre 2007 et 2010, les chercheurs ont pu dégager de nombreuses informations sur notre arrivant baptisé Dahalokely Tokana (“Petit bandit solitaire” en malgache). Celui-ci appartient à la famille des abélisauridés tout comme de nombreuses espèces postérieures découvertes dans l’hémisphère sud. Il s’agirait d’un théropode, bipède et carnivore de petite taille. En effet, s’il mesurait quelque 3,5 mètres de long, sa hauteur ne dépasserait pas celle de l’Homme.Par ailleurs, les fossiles en possession des scientifiques – plusieurs vertèbres, une cervicale, six dorsales ainsi que des côtes – ont mis à jour certaines particularités. Ces singularités se repèrent aisément sur les régions dorsales, faites de cavités dites “infraprézygapophysales” au niveau des vertèbres cervicales et ont fourni les informations nécessaires à son identification, rapporte Futura-sciences. Une descendance en questionÀ lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Comblant un vide historique, la nouvelle publiée dans Plos One permet l’ouverture de nouvelles recherches et surtout la connexion avec des espèces révélées précédemment comme le Majungasaure en Argentine. Celles-ci ne remontaient pas à plus de 70 millions d’années, or le Dahalokely Tokana serait apparu il y a 90 millions d’années, selon l’étude. Il aurait ainsi vécu durant la période géologique du Crétacé supérieur Turonien (89,3-93,5 millions d’années), soit à l’époque où Inde et Madagascar étaient encore réunis avant d’être dissociés il y a 88 millions d’années. Ceci place le nouveau dinosaure comme un potentiel ancêtre des générations à venir.C’est une véritable motivation qui renaît dans le milieu scientifique où Madagascar apparaît comme nouvelle terre promise aux mille trésors. Les recherches concentrées pour le moment dans le nord de l’île près de Maevarano devraient s’étendre à l’île entière permettant de retracer la migration de cette espèce et apporter de ce fait de nouvelles informations. La question de la descendance vis-à-vis des autres espèces retrouvées à Madagascar est omniprésente dans les considérations à venir et une priorité dans l’étude de cette nouvelle espèce.(Crédit photo: Andrew Farke et Joseph Sertich) Le 22 avril 2013 à 16:50 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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27th annual San Diego Latino Film Festival now accepting submissions

first_img KUSI Newsroom, Updated: 10:55 AM KUSI Newsroom 27th annual San Diego Latino Film Festival now accepting submissions Posted: July 11, 2019center_img Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter July 11, 2019 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The San Diego Latino Film Fest is looking for original, and thought provoking works that are by, about, or for the Latin community.The films had to be done between 2018-2019.The San Diego Latino Film Fest’s Programming Manager, Moises Esparza, and Writer and Producer of the film, “Ruta Madre”, Joey Molina told us all about it on the KUSI News. last_img read more

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For the love of mountains

first_imgThere’s a tiny concrete monument at Panorama Point, elevation 5,424 feet, the highest spot in Nebraska. It’s on a knoll, like the surrounding knolls only a bit higher. When Bob Bolton of Salmon Creek got out of his vehicle and stood at Panorama Point in early May, he completed a journey started 47 years earlier: To reach the high point of each of the 48 states.Check out the The Highpointers Club or the county highpointer site. You may also want to see Bolton’s list of lists.Bolton, 65, reached the highest elevation of his final 20 states in a two-week blitz during late April and early May, completing what began on California’s 14,495-foot Mount Whitney in the fall of 1965.He topped Mount Hood and Mount Rainier in 1967. He did most of the highest peaks of the Rocky Mountain states in 1992-94.Bolton is a “peakbagger.” Peakbaggers climb with a purpose, which is to complete a list of summits even if it’s a list few have ever hard of and perhaps defined only by the peakbagger.last_img read more

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OBITUARY Tracey A Ethier Kliros 49

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Tracey A. (Ethier) Kliros, age 49, a life-long resident of Wilmington, passed away on February 27, 2019 at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington.Tracey was raised in Wilmington and was a graduate of Wilmington High School with the Class of 1988.She was an avid Boston sports fan and loved to watch many games with her family.Tracey was the beloved wife of Shawn Kliros, loving mother of Shawn Kliros, cherished daughter of Mary Ann Ethier all of Wilmington.Funeral arrangements for Tracey will be private.Memorial donations in Tracey’s name may be made to a charity of one’s choice.(NOTE: The above obituary is from Nichols Funeral Home.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedOBITUARY: Maureen F. (McKenna) McHugh, 80In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Susan A. (McNeil) Roy, 49In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Donivee (Lopresti) Vincent, 76In “Obituaries”last_img read more

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