a month agoMan Utd midfielder Mata full of praise for Wan-Bissaka: I’ve never seen any player like him

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd midfielder Mata full of praise for Wan-Bissaka: I’ve never seen any player like himby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United midfielder Juan Mata is full of praise for Aaron Wan-Bissaka.The defender has made an instant impact since joining from Crystal Palace in the summer.Mata told The Times: “He’s very, very good in defensive duties, very good in tackling.“I’ve never seen any player like him, he’s unbelievable.“Even in training you think you’re past him and then he comes and takes the ball straight. He has very long legs! I can only see him improving.“Like Anthony, he’s a shy, reserved guy but confident on the pitch.” last_img

18 days agoReal Madrid midfielder Fede Valverde: I’ll keep running until my legs burst

first_imgReal Madrid midfielder Fede Valverde: I’ll keep running until my legs burstby Carlos Volcano18 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid midfielder Fede Valverde was proud of his performance in victory over Granada.Valverde won great praise from coach Zinedine Zidane for his display.And the youngster stated: “I’m going to offer my thing, I’m an all round midfielder.”I have the fitness to press and whenever I can I’m going to do so, until I burst legs…” “This is the beginning, nothing more,” Valverde added. About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img

Photo: Ohio State Debuted An Infographic Commemorating Every Win Of The Urban Meyer Era

first_imgUrban Meyer interacting with Ohio State football team.COLUMBUS, OH – SEPTEMBER 09: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes stands with his players before the game against the Oklahoma Sooners at Ohio Stadium on September 9, 2017 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)Over the past three seasons under Urban Meyer, Ohio State has an impressive Big Ten regular season record of 24-0 and an overall record of 38-3. The Buckeyes were banned from the post-season in 2012 and lost the Big Ten title game and Orange Bowl to finish 12-2 in 2013. They finally struck gold on their third try by finishing 14-1 and winning this year’s College Football Playoff National Championship. Earlier tonight, the program put out an infographic recognizing all 38 victories of the Meyer era. It might take some time to adjust your eyes to it, but it’s definitely well-executed.Braxton Miller. J.T. Barrett. Carlos Hyde. Ryan Shazier. Bradley Roby. Devin Smith. There’s a lot of talent on that thing, and enough returning in Columbus to guarantee a lot more wins in 2015.last_img read more

Work of Crime Observatory to be Improved

first_imgThe coverage, range and distribution of data collected by the Jamaica Crime Observatory is to be improved, following an injection of $43.9 million.The money is being provided by the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF), through its Integrated Community Development Project (ICDP), funded by the World Bank.A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to solidify this arrangement was signed by representatives of the Ministry of National Security and JSIF during a ceremony at the St. Andrew offices of  JSIF, on Thursday (February 28).The JSIF’s Managing Director, Omar Sweeney, said he is pleased that since its inception in 2011, the facility has redounded to the benefit of the Ministry of National Security.He noted that under the agreement, the institutional capacity of the Jamaica Crime Observatory will be improved by expanding its coverage, and improving the software used to analyse the data collected.Mr. Sweeney also informed that capacity building activities will also be carried out for staff to analyse and disseminate a greater volume of information.The funds will also go towards conducting victimisation surveys.In the meantime, the National Security Ministry’s Chief Technical Director, Security Policy and Risk Management Affairs, Rohan Richards, welcomed the support.Mr. Richards said the additional support will help to fulfill the objective of the Observatory, which is to improve the quality of crime and violence statistics that directly influence the design and implementation of evidence based strategies and policies.“Now more than ever, there is a need to bolster our crime surveillance capacity to contribute towards improved management of our urban spaces as well as public safety,” he said.The Crime Observatory is an instrument through which the Ministry of National Security keeps up to date, reliable data to promote transparency, security and safety in the national interest.It also establishes valid and consistent crime and violence related statistics for each community as well as the corresponding geo-reference maps of the cases, and uses the data to inform policy and decision making towards the development of improved citizen security and prevention measures.The Observatory collects data on seven crime and violence categories (murder, shooting, sexual offence, robbery, fatal shootings, traffic fatalities and suicide) across 14 parishes. Data collected by the crime observatory is used by the Government, private sector, academia, civil society and other groups.Jamaica is one of three Caribbean countries to have an established crime observatory. The others are Belize and Guyana.last_img read more

Senate report urges more support schools for French education in BC

first_imgVICTORIA – British Columbia needs to build more French-only schools and increase access to French language education to support the province’s Francophone community and prevent children from losing their linguistic birthright, says a Senate report.The report by the Senate committee on official languages says the federal government is not assuming its leadership role to ensure access to French first-language or French second-language education in B.C.“It is essential for the federal government, with the support of its provincial counterpart, to oversee the implementation of constitutionally-guaranteed rights by ensuring citizen’s access to French first-language education, from early childhood to post secondary,” says the report.The report, Horizon 2018: Toward Stronger Support of French-language Learning in B.C., makes 17 recommendations for the federal government and says parents have the constitutional right to have their children educated in French, but there are too few schools and they are overcrowded.It says the B.C. government should work with the federation government to implement the advice.The recommendations include: improve access to Francophone schools, increase bilingualism among youth, review funding and accountability and support Francophone communities.It says there are also barriers to accessing French immersion programs in the province and programs need to be improved.The report calls on the federal government to negotiate new French education access and funding agreements with B.C. by next year.“The committee’s recommendations apply to Francophone schools, French immersion programs and B.C.’s French-speaking community, including Francophones and Francophiles, and the support to which they are entitled,” the report says.A spokesman for the B.C. Education Ministry said on Thursday that they weren’t prepared to comment while the government was in its transition phase after the provincial election.The report says B.C. parents who want their children enrolled in French immersion programs face barriers.“It is also necessary to give the opportunity for all young Canadians to become bilingual by giving them access to French immersion programs.”Attendance at B.C.’s Francophone schools increased by 75 per cent in the last 20 years and demand for French immersion programs grew by 65 per cent over the same time period, the report says.Schools across B.C. report shortages of French immersion teachers and in many school districts parents are forced to line up to register their children for limited numbers of spaces in French immersion programs, it says.last_img read more

Canadian industries concerned about knockon effects of Bombardier tariffs

first_imgCALGARY – The U.S. Department of Commerce’s decision this week to slap major tariffs on Bombardier has raised concerns about ripple effects across Canada’s trade exposed industries.Jean Simard, president of the Aluminium Association of Canada, said the decision to impose duties of 220 per cent on Bombardier’s CSeries jets creates uncertainty across the manufacturing sector, including those supplying raw materials.“This very strong signal of enforcement by the U.S. administration adds up to a very volatile business environment, which nobody likes.”He said the aggressive move threatens to disrupt the well-integrated manufacturing processes, with industries like aluminum smelting possibly hit by collateral damage from the trade talks.“When you start tweaking the rules, the complexity of the consequences can be phenomenal,” said Simard.“Any decision of this kind certainly sends a tremor through the supply chain throughout North America.”Unifor president Jerry Dias said the Bombardier tariff is the latest U.S. move against many of Canada’s key industries.“They’re going after Bombardier, they’re talking about steel, aluminum, so there’s a whole bunch of balls in the air right now.”“They are going after the heart of so many of our industries, so ultimately we need to find a remedy, and I would suggest that has to be fairly quickly before this thing continues to digress,” said Dias.The concerns for business come as the third round of North American free trade talks wrapped up in Ottawa Wednesday, with little progress on key issues like domestic content requirements in manufacturing.Canadian softwood-lumber producers have already felt the impact of the tactics with the U.S. imposing tariffs on imports earlier this year.A spokesman for the Forest Products Association of Canada said the group had no comment on what the Bombardier tariffs might mean for their efforts to resolve their impasse with the U.S.Bernard Wolf, an economics professor at York University’s Schulich School of Business, said the U.S. tactics are misguided as they can do real damage to a system that’s benefited everyone.“There are supply chains that have been established, particularly in the automotive industry, that you can really mess up.”Wolf said the latest tariffs show the U.S. is looking to take advantage of any perceived subsidies or unfairness in the system.“This certainly is a red flag in terms of the Americans looking for other areas where there are subsidies,” he said.“The whole administration is trying to be more aggressive wherever it can. It’s very much America first.”Ian Lee, an associate professor at Carleton University’s Sprott School of Business, said the moves against open trade go much deeper than U.S. President Donald Trump, and that he’s tapping into greater frustration about perceived negative effects of trade deals.“He’s decided he’s going to go after those parts of the NAFTA agreement that have disadvantaged the United States.”Lee said Canada has long protected airlines, banking, telecoms and especially dairy through supply management while pushing for open access to the U.S. markets, and the U.S. is now pushing back.“We’re approaching a Rubicon, where the Americans are saying here’s our line in the sand, here’s the things we want. And they are going to get it or walk away.”Graham Lloyd, CEO of the Dairy Farmers of Ontario, said, however, that he has faith the federal government will continue to stand up for the dairy industry, despite U.S. dairy farmers being desperate to access the Canadian market.“We don’t have any reason to have doubt the government wants to and will continue to protect us.”While it’s not clear what concessions or policy changes might result from the trade disputes, Simard at the aluminium association says the disputes themselves are making it very difficult for industries to make any sort of long-term plans and investments.“We’re just having layers of uncertainty upon layers of uncertainty,” he said. “You have to be able to see down the road. Right now we don’t see the road.”last_img read more

CILANTRO RUBBED ROAST CHICKEN

first_imgIngredients Chicken Breast 250 g Vegetables 80 g Lyonnaise Potato 80 g Strawberry & Grapes Emulsion 30 ml Fresh Coriander 20 g Chopped Parsley 5 g Olive Oil 10 ml Chopped Garlic 10 g Salt to taste Crushed Black Pepper 2 g Also Read – PUMPKIN MASH, TAMATAR RASSAPreparation Marinate the chicken breast with fresh coriander and garlic paste; add seasoning, keep aside for 30 minutes. Grill the chicken breast, vegetables and lyonnaise potato. Now, arrange the grilled chicken breast on a plate with grilled vegeables and lyonnaise potatoes. Pour strawberry and grapes emulsion, garnish with sprig of parsley or herb. (Courtesy: Chef Aashish Joshi, Jaypee Siddharth, New Delhi)last_img

We need to catch momentum now Ashwin

first_imgNew Delhi: After succumbing to a five-wicket loss to Delhi Capitals on Saturday, Kings XI Punjab captain R. Ashwin said his team needs to catch momentum and come back on the winning track in the remaining games of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) season. “This tournament is all about stringing wins together and we need to catch the momentum now,” Ashwin said after Punjab succumbed to their third loss in the last four games. Put in to bat first on a slow Feroz Shah Kotla pitch, swashbuckling West Indies opener Chris Gayle smacked 37-ball 69 as the Punjab-based franchise posted 163/7 in their stipulated quota of 20 overs. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over Chandigarh However, Delhi, who have had a poor record at the home ground in the ongoing IPL, chased down the target riding on the half-centuries from Shikhar Dhawan (56) and Shreyas Iyer (58*), with two balls to spare. Ashwin said the total put up by his team was “just below par” because of the dew. “It was quite hard to grip the ball for the spinners. We lost too many wickets in the middle despite Gayle playing a brilliant knock,” he said. He also rued the fact that spinner Mujeeb ur Rehman had to sit out because of an injury. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced later “Someone like Mujeeb is a very important player for us. It happened last year as well, he got a soft tissue injury. It was quite disappointing from that angle,” the off-spinner said. “But having said we have enough talent to back him up but unfortunately we didn’t have enough runs on the board today. We were giving away one or two soft boundaries and we need to be tight there. If we had 12-13 in the last over, we would have fancied ourselves,” he added. With five wins from 10 games, Kings XI are currently placed at the fourth spot in the points table. They will next face bottom-placed Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) on Wednesday.last_img read more

Italy Moroccan Team Victim of Racism

first_imgTaroudnat, Morocco- A team of Moroccan immigrants playing in a minor league in Italy is considering to quite the league after its players were the target of racists attacks after rival fans told them to “go back home.”According to ANSA.it, earlier this week, a Moroccan team called “Casablanca” had decided to quit the Usip league in the eastern city of Forli after two episodes of racism. The first one was during a match against Club Juventinità di Forlimpopoli, which the Moroccans won 3-0 and the second one was when a rival team shouted at them saying “go back home Moroccans.”According to the same source, the Moroccan team has reconsidered quitting the league. “We will not withdraw. We remain in the field because otherwise, it would mean a defeat by racism,” Youssef Laazizi, a defender with Casablanca team was quoted by the same source as saying.What seemingly upset the Moroccan team is that the referee did not take any measure after the players complained to him.Following the incident, the Casablanca team has decided to send a petition to the league. “We can’t stand it any longer,” Rachid Hansal, the captain of the team was quoted by Italian media as saying.© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributedlast_img read more