10 months agoCrystal Palace boss Hodgson: Zaha and China?

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Crystal Palace boss Hodgson: Zaha and China?by Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveCrystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson insists there’s been no offer from China for Wilfried Zaha.Hodgson has claimed Crystal Palace know nothing about a Chinese mega-money offer for Zaha in the January window.And Hodgson said: “The speculation we have had so far I have got to say I find it hard to take seriously but who knows? Perhaps I shall be very surprised.“I don’t know if you sign a new five-year contract in the Premier League and then go to China at the age of 26. But who knows? Perhaps I am naïve. Perhaps it does happen.”All I do know is that no-one at the club knows anything at all about this story.” last_img read more

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9 months agoSchar welcomes praise from Newcastle boss Benitez

first_imgSchar welcomes praise from Newcastle boss Benitezby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFabian Schar has welcomed praise from Newcastle United boss Rafa Benitez.Now fully fit, the Swiss defender has impressed since his return.On Benitez’s praise, Schar told Blick: “It’s nice to hear that. He knew before my commitment what I am as a player. “I have my strengths in the game with the ball. I’m still trying to force myself to improve day after day.”Schar went down with Deportivo La Coruna last season.He added: “I do not think about that. Of course, in England, compared to Spain, you have seven to eight teams playing against relegation. That is already extreme.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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9 months agoBenkovic insists Celtic perfect preparation for Leicester return

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Benkovic insists Celtic perfect preparation for Leicester returnby Freddie Taylor9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFilip Benkovic says he will be ready for the Premier League after his loan stint with Celtic. The Leicester City defender has earned rave reviews for his performances in Scotland this season.And he thinks the experience will set him up perfectly for a return to the King Power.”In this period at Celtic, I feel I’ve improved as a player every day,” he told the Scottish Sun. “Here, I have to the scope to work on every aspect of my game.”That’s vital if I want to go on to play at the very top level. I feel good here and that I’m doing a good job.”Later in my career, when I look back, I want to say I did well at Celtic. I want to know that I worked hard and was very humble during my time in Scotland.”This will prepare me for the Premier League. Experience is so important for a player because it then makes it easier to deal with certain situations.”It makes you smarter. But nothing can happen without hard work because I think the Premier League is the No.1 in the world.”Here at Celtic, I play with pressure, which is good. But that’s normal for me – I came from a club in Croatia where it was the same.”I like that, I enjoy the pressure. To me that’s a positive, now and moving forward.”The last information I had from Leicester was that I am staying at Celtic until the end of the season.”I enjoy it here so that’s what I’m focusing on. After that, we will speak and see what’s for the best.”I’m having fun here and want more of it.” last_img read more

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Photo: Someone Left An Extremely NSFW Message On The 2014 Results Page Of The ACC Media Guide

first_imgNC State 2014 football schedule featuring a NSFW message.Twitter/@MrsTylerKSR Being an intern isn’t always fun. Occasionally, you’ll get stuck typing up menial things, like the 2014 schedules and results for the ACC’s 14 member schools. As frustrating and tedious as that may get, dropping an F-bomb and forgetting to deleting it, and then having that print out in every edition of the guide being given out at ACC media days probably isn’t the best course of action. Or, perhaps they’re not a fan of Wake Forest’s poor season? The Clawfense is a work in progress, give it time sir!Part of me laughed, part died, when I saw three-word “error” on page 145 in ACC FB media guide unveiled today. Ouch. pic.twitter.com/WVAv64QQlp— David Glenn Show (@DavidGlennShow) July 20, 2015Yeah, somebody’s getting fired.last_img read more

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Concerned about methylmercury at Muskrat Falls Eat less fish says Newfoundland Liberal

first_imgAPTN National News With people on hunger strikes and many more protesting the expected flooding of the Muskrat Falls reservoir in Labrador over concerns of toxic levels of methylmercury, a Liberal MP for St. John’s East says he has a solution to calm everyone’s fears.MP Nick Whalen said when flooding occurs and methylmercury (MeHg) levels rise with the water people should stop fishing.Whalen made that statement on Twitter responding to NDP Leader Earle McCurdy’s comments to media that the government needs to make it mandatory to clear vegetation and soil from the hydroelectric project.“That is ridiculous. Just measure MeHg levels, eat less fish while MeHg are too high, and compensate,” he tweeted on Sunday.APTN called Whalen’s Ottawa office for comment but a spokesperson said he wasn’t immediately available and hoped to return the call later Monday.But Whalen’s tweet, and subsequent comments made on Twitter were already making the rounds.Timmins-James Bay NDP MP Charlie Angus accused Whalen of mocking Indigenous people who have strongly opposed the project and future concerns over poisoning.“Liberal @nickwhelanmp mocks indigenous people facing mercury contamination #muskratfalls. Tells them to eat less fish. Nation2nation???,” he tweeted Sunday.The tweet also started a long conversation on Twitter about treaty rights and Aborginal rights.Clint Davis, vice-president of TD Bank’s Aboriginal business group,  wrote; “How do u compensate for loss of Aboriginal right to fish?”The planned flooding has spurred the #MakeMuskratRight movement.Innu and Inuit leaders occupy the offices of Nalcor, the Crown corporation spearheading the Muskrat Falls project 30 kilometres west of Happy Valley Goose Bay.Billy Gauthier, an Inuk artist is in his second week of a water-only hunger strike along with two others who are consuming only broth.At a rally attended by about 100 people on Sunday in Ottawa, all three said they were willing to die to ensure that the Muskrat Falls project does not harm their ability to live off the land now and in the future.On Friday, protesters ignored court ordered injunction of blocking the gates to the Muskrat Falls construction site and formed a blockade around it.Supporters of the project believe the lower Churchill River near Happy Valley-Goose Bay in Labrador would free the province from volatile, oil-fired energy [email protected]last_img read more

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Province phasing out BC HOME Partnership program

first_imgWhen the program was introduced, the Housing Ministry anticipated that it would provide 42,000 loans over a three-year period. However, as of January 31st, fewer than 3,000 loans had been approved.The Province says that with the cancellation of the program, it will create a new HousingHub within BC Housing, funded in part by winding down the BC HOME program. VICTORIA – The provinceal government has announced that the BC Home Owner Mortgage and Equity Partnership program will come to an end on March 31st because of low participation.The HOME partnership program was introduced by the previous BC Liberal government and allowed first-time home buyers the ability to borrow up to five percent of the purchase price of their new home that would go towards a downpayment. The program issued loans for a term of 25 years, with a five-year interest and payment grace period.The government says that any applications received by March 31st will be considered for approval, and current program recipients will not be affected.last_img read more

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Five projects in Northeast BC get Rural Dividend grants

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — The B.C. government announced today that five projects in Northeast B.C. will be getting $567,190 in funding from the Province’s Rural Dividend Program.The funding is part of nearly $8 million in 58 project grants being awarded to eligible local governments, First Nations and not-for-profit organizations through the Program.The Community Futures Peace Liard is receiving a grant of $112,200 to deliver a virtual entrepreneur training program, a Junior Dragons’ Den, and a mentorship program for students in grades 7 to 12, as well as those taking post-secondary and trades training classes. The District of Chetwynd is getting $20,000 in funding complete improvements to three local trails. Futurpreneur Canada is being awarded $311,100 to continue the ThriveNorth programs in 2019. The Fort Nelson First Nation is being awarded $50,000 to complete business and technical planning necessary to help secure a forest licence for birch stands, while the Northern Rockies Regional Municipality is being awarded $73,890 to guide future economic development for the municipality.“Government is following through on its commitment to help rural communities navigate changes that have impacted local economies, by supporting local business development and creating new partnerships to promote shared prosperity,” Donaldson said. “These rural dividend grants are bringing positive change to rural communities throughout B.C.”Earlier this month, nearly $5 million was granted to fund 30 projects in wildfire-impacted areas and two communities that were affected by the shutdown of local mills.last_img read more

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New Town gets the fastest e-vehicle charging station in Bengal

first_imgKolkata: The New Town Kolkata Development Authority (NKDA) on Sunday installed e-vehicle charging station in New Town, which is capable of charging a four-wheeler in an hour.The charging station has come up in front of Mother’s Wax Museum and has been set up by a company that has over 40 years of expertise in power technologies such as energy-efficient EV charging solutions. “For the first time in the state such a fast charging e-vehicle station has come up. Vehicles can be charged at the rate of Rs 100 per hour,” a senior official of NKDA said. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaThe company is using technology from Taiwan to put up the infrastructure in the charging station. “The move is a part of our sustained efforts to reduce carbon emissions and move towards a cleaner, greener sustainable environment,” the official added. NKDA has already come up with 10 e-vehicle charging points at strategic locations in New Town in a bid to encourage more people to use e-vehicles. Vehicles can be charged in five hours at these charging stations. The charge for two wheelers is Rs 10 an hour while the charge for a four wheeler is Rs 20 an hour at these Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwaye-vehicle charging points. The NKDA has already earned a revenue of Rs 36,000 from these e-charging stations. The charging stations are located at parking lots near Rabindra Tirtha, Tata Medical Centre, Nazrul Tirtha, Gates 1/4/6 of Eco Park, Café Ekante, Axis Mall, Eco Urban Village and Central Mall so that people can charge their vehicles while waiting. This apart, Indian Oil’s COCO (Company Operated Company) owned smart outlet at Action Area 3 has electric vehicle charging units. There are also three heavy duty charging stations located at the bus terminal near Pride Hotel, AA3 bus-stand near Sukhobristi and Eco Urban Village in AA2, for running electric buses. New Town has three electric AC buses running successfully. New Town has already achieved the status of a Gold Rate certified Green City and has got the certificate from IGBC (Indian Green Building Council. It is a city under the state government’s Green City Mission.last_img read more

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CIL helps cyclone Fani-affected Puri

first_imgPuri: Coal India Ltd. (CIL) is leaving no stone unturned to help the Fani Cyclone affected people of Odisha. Cyclone Fani has damaged the entire power distribution infrastructure leaving residents of Puri in the dark. Mahanadi Coalfields Ltd. sent over 200 solar lamps to the collector of Puri to help the residents of Puri. A medical team comprising of doctors and paramedical staff from Nehru Shatabdi Central Hospital (NSCH), Talcher, MCL has been sent to Puri to serve the Fani affected people. CIL has also despatched 2500 Tarpaulins measuring 15′ X 12′ from Jagannath area of Mahanadi Coalfields Ltd. to the collector of Puri for distribution to residents of Puri, Odisha.last_img read more

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