Modric ends Ronaldo-Messi duopoly

first_img GOALKEEPER Thibaut Courtois TEAM OF THE YEAR COACHES Didier Deschamps (Men’s football – France) Reynald Pedros (Women’s football – Lyon) German forward Lennart Thy won the Fair Play Award after missing a game for Dutchside VVV-Venlo to help a leukemia patient. Thy donated blood to enable doctors to generate stem cells that could make a transplant possible for a leukemia patient and possibly save their life. GOAL FAIR PLAY Salah for his goal in the Merseyside derby in December 2017. LONDON (AP): Luka Modric broke a decade of award dominance by Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi after being crowned World Footballer of the Year by FIFA yesterday. Marta won the women’s award for a sixth time. Modric was voted FIFA’s best player in the 2017-18 season after winning the UEFA Champions League for a fourth time in five seasons with Real Madrid and leading Croatia to its first World Cup final, where it lost to France. Messi and Ronaldo were the only winners of world football’s main individual award from FIFA in various guises since 2008, both winning five titles each. Messi did not make the three-man shortlist and skipped the trip to London. And as a new dawn in FIFA’s awards history broke inside London’s Royal Festival Hall, Ronaldo also did not turn up at the ceremony to be dethroned in person by his former Real Madrid teammate, despite being in the final three alongside Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah. “Two guys we don’t know,” actor Idris Elba, who hosted the show, said after revealing the world XI of the year and highlighting the absence of Messi and Ronaldo in the room. Ronaldo, who left Madrid in the summer to join Italian champion Juventus, was knocked out of the World Cup in the round of 16 with European champions Portugal. Salah scored a record 32 goals in a 38-game English Premier League and helped Liverpool reach their first Champions League final in 11 years. At 1.72 meters (5 feet 8 inches), Modric was doubted early in his career because of his height. “These things were not a burden, they only further motivated me,” Modric said at the World Cup. “You don’t have to be a strapping lad to play football.” The cloud over the 33-year-old playmaker is that he was charged with perjury in March in an investigation linked to his transfer to Tottenham from Dinamo Zagreb in 2008. Prosecutors claimed Modric gave a false court statement last year about his financial deals with a former Zagreb director. Goalkeeper: David De Gea (Spain, Manchester United) Defenders: Dani Alves (Brazil, Paris Saint-Germain), Raphael Varane (France, Real Madrid). Sergio Ramos (Spain, Real Madrid), Marcelo (Brazil, Real Madrid). Midfielders: Luka Modric (Croatia, Real Madrid), N’Golo Kante (France, Chelsea), Eden Hazard (Belgium, Chelsea). Forwards: Kylian Mbappe (France, Paris Saint-Germain), Lionel Messi (Argentina, Barcelona), Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal, Real Madrid/currently Juventus)last_img read more

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‘Hand of God’ does it again as Arwind Santos stars in clutch anew

first_imgHe added not just one but two crunch time field goals in San Miguel’s 90-88 do-or-die quarterfinals win against NorthPort in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup that Santos once again called out to God Himself.“There are a lot of shots that I can ascertain was the work of the ‘Hand of God’ and it’s always at that same spot,” said Santos in Filipino Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“I wasn’t nervous. Why would I be nervous if I’m given this opportunity? These kinds of situations happen and no matter how many times I’m put in that scenario, I will shoot it for my team.”The spot Santos referred to was the right-wing where he launched a crucial three-pointer with 1:42 left to cut San Miguel’s deficit to one, 86-85, and followed it up with a transition layup off of Chris Ross’ feed to give the Beermen the 87-86 lead with 1:23 remaining. Duterte lambasts Catholic Church anew in curse-laden speech before Filipino Baptists LATEST STORIES Santos was typical rags-to-riches story and he wrote his first chapter at Far Eastern University where he won three UAAP titles and two UAAP MVPs.“Ever since I played basketball, when I tried my luck here in Manila and since I came from Pampanga all I wanted to do was change my life,” said Santos, who’s also an eight-time PBA champion. “There was the struggle wherein you make ends meet just to eat three times a day.”“I had a father figure in Gov. Delta Pineda who has always supported me so why would I be nervous during those late-game situations? I just have to give my best, play well, focus, especially that I play for San Miguel.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games 2019: Didal collects 2nd skateboard gold PLAY LIST 02:10SEA Games 2019: Didal collects 2nd skateboard gold00:50Trending Articles01:30’Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu01:26Homes destroyed after Taal Volcano eruption02:48ABS-CBN franchise has ‘natural deadline,’ no need for quo warranto — Gatchalian LOOK: LJ Reyes, Paolo Contis celebrate 1st birthday of baby Summer Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? View comments MRT-3 files raps vs engineer who brought ammunition to station Santos’ late-game heroics gave them enough leverage to grind it out in the final minute where import Chris McCullough put on the finishing touches.“I was open, and I always say that during those crucial moments in the game and you found yourself open don’t be afraid to shoot it,” said Santos who had 10 points and 10 rebounds.The most memorable shot where Santos channeled the “Hand of God” was in Game 5 of the 2018 Philippine Cup finals, where he drilled a booming three with 16.5 seconds left that tied the match at 86-all.Although that triple didn’t seal the victory outright, it allowed the Beermen to stay alive and claim the championship after two overtimes in the fateful game where Santos first described his clutch as coming from the “Hand of God.”The 2013 MVP said that he doesn’t feel the nerves any longer during the high-stakes moments since he’s lived a life full of pressure ever since he left Pampanga to pursue a sporting career in Manila.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img MANILA, Philippines—Arwind Santos has hit numerous late-game shots in his career that it became not only clutch but something nearly holy.ADVERTISEMENT PBA playoffs: TNT ousts pesky Alaska to barge into semis Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Benefits of township living Sons Of Apollo releases new studio album ‘MMXX’ MOST READ Steaming fissures on Taal Volcano Island spotted ‘Marawi hero’ is new commander of Army’s 1st Infantry Divisionlast_img read more

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Gilas women, Eric Cray lead Philippines’ closing burst

first_imgAdrian Guggenheim, who submitted Indonesia’s Willy Willy, won the -70-kg class for men as the Filipinos won a total of five golds in the sport.Gray bounces backEric Cray, the 31-year-old Filipino-American who was a big disappointment in the men’s century dash over the weekend after being disqualified in the heats for two false starts, bagged a second gold medal after winning the 400-meter hurdles as athletics got into twin digits as far as gold medals are concerned with a total of 10.Cray clocked 50.21 seconds and failed to gain outright Olympic entry in Tokyo next year with the qualifying time set at 48.90 seconds. A two-time Olympian, Cray also didn’t come close to matching his personal best of 49.40 seconds in ruling this event for the fourth straight edition.Field athletes also obliterated three Games marks with Kristine Knott resetting the 200-m sprint record for women with a time of 23.1 seconds, and pole vaulters EJ Obiena and Natalie Rose Uy establishing new records in their divisions with efforts of 5.35 and 4.25 m, respectively.Arnis is hands-down the most prolific sport for the Filipinos with 14 wins, with dancesports also chipping in 10 as those two disciplines keyed the Filipinos’ early breakaway in the overall race, with both happening in the first four days.Bigger bonanzaAfter the athletes had given this country joy in the last 10 days, the government threw something more to make them happier campers, with President Duterte joining in the merrymaking by adding a significant amount to the bonanza that all the medal winners are about to make.An additional P250,000 was pledged by Malacañang, making it a cool P850,000 for every win as the likes of Carlos Yulo will be making at least P1.7 million for his two gymnastics victories.A second gold in kickboxing came courtesy of Gina Iniong, who held off reunion plans with her seafarer husband to be in her best possible shape for a crack at a win.Iniong turned Thailand’s Apichaya Minkhwan, 3-0, in the -55kg light kick final at Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay City to join Jerry Olsim as the Filipino kickboxing champions here.The Philippines can have another gold medal should Jean Claude Saclag defeat Mohammed Mahmoud in the -63.5kg low kick final also slated for Tuesday. ‘People evacuated on their own’ Microsoft ends free Windows 7 security updates on Tuesday LATEST STORIES With only the beach handball finals to be played on Wednesday before the curtains fall on what should be “the best SEA Games ever,” the Filipino juggernaut didn’t relent one bit as wins came from all fronts with the Filipino cagebelles putting on a show at Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay to complete another first for the country in the sport: a sweep of all four events counting the men’s and women’s 3×3 and the sure gold of the Gilas men later in the night.Good planningIt was an impressive ending to the Gilas Women’s campaign, which saw them dethrone Malaysia in the Final Four to enter the title game as the decided underdogs against Thailand, a country that dealt them some of their bitterest defeats, including that one in 2011 when the Filipinos lost a two-point lead with just over a second left to play in the gold medal match in Indonesia.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4The win gave the huge Philippine delegation its 146th gold medal as the interesting sidelight left in the overall race being the battle for the crumbs with only a gold medal separating second-running Vietnam from Thailand as of 7:31 p.m. Tuesday.Together with 115 silver and 116 bronze medals, the Philippines had an astounding total of 376, as it did a pretty good job at planning everything in this hosting by involving all sports that the country could dominate. The surprises, like that of the cagebelles, only added to the domination. Thailand reports case of coronavirus from China Three times has the Philippines hosted the Games, and this mind-boggling gold total coming from 56 sports is the most won by any country since this biennial event came into being in 1977.“I’m just so happy because we fulfilled our mission,” said coach Pat Aquino. “The girls deserve this. All of their hard work finally saw fruit and it is also with this win that we hope that women’s basketball also gets the attention—and recognition—it deserves in this country.”“We did our part, and I think it is just fair that the girls are recognized for what they did,” Aquino said.There was one first that didn’t happen for Team Philippines over at PhilSports Arena in Pasig City, though, when the men’s volleyball squad—riding a wave of adoration from a country that expected more from its women’s squad—was brought back down to earth by Indonesia, 25-21, 27-25, 25-17, in their gold medal match that was wildly cheered by a raucous gallery that tried to egg the national spikers to no avail.Annie Ramirez, the former judo star in the Asian Indoor Games and four-time MVP in the UAAP, won her first SEA Games gold that came from another sport, jiujitsu, after a 3-0 win over Malaysia’s Cassandra Poyong in the -55-kilogram division at Laus Events Center in San Fernando, Pampanga.ADVERTISEMENT Her story NFA assures ample rice supply in ashfall, eruption-affected areas Philippines’ Janine Pontejos and Jack Animam celebrate after defeating Thailand to claim the gold medal during the women’s 5×5 basketball final at the 30th South East Asian Games 2019. INQUIRER PHOTO/ Sherwin VardeleonThere’s a first for everything, even in Philippine women’s basketball, which seemed to have had a monopoly of heartbreaks in Southeast Asian Games past.The National cagebelles, determined to the core and with an entire nation having their backs, finally ended an age of frustration Tuesday night by masterfully dismantling perennial titlist Thailand, 91-71, for their first gold medal in the biennial meet that highlighted Team Philippines’ closing burst for the 30th edition of this region’s Olympics.ADVERTISEMENT Leonardo DiCaprio, Taika Waititi, other stars react to Oscar nominations Taal Volcano’s lava fountain weakens, but Phivolcs says it’s not sign of slowing down Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) MOST READ Lava gushes out of Taal Volcano as villagers flee View comments Shooting contributed with Olympian Eric Ang and Carlos Carag seizing the trap gold. 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The Junior Finance Minister cannot be serious

first_imgDear Editor,My attention was drawn to an article captioned “Nothing wrong with ‘inexperienced’ GuySuCo Board – Junior Finance Minister”, which was carried in your March 15, 2018 edition; and another, captioned “Cabinet members annoyed at NICIL ad on new GuySuCo board – says final decision still to be taken”, which was carried on the same day in another section of the media.I don’t think the Junior Minister of Finance could be serious that nothing is wrong with inexperienced people being appointed on the GuySuCo Board. As a senior official in the Ministry of Finance, he ought to have known that since his government came into office, it has provided more than $36 billion in subsidies to the sugar industry, and there is no improvement whatsoever in the affairs of the company to convince the taxpayers of this country that their hard-earned money has been meaningfully spent.All that the management and the previous board could show is a significant diminution of sugar production, closure of 4 estates, and putting almost 7,000 workers out of work. When the previous board was appointed, it boasted of the expertise and experience in the sugar industry that it would bring to the boardroom. As is well known, that same experienced board has left a legacy of an industry being halved, production last year having slumped to the lowest in 27 years, and this year’s production most likely being lowest since 1871, when 92,000 tonnes sugar were made. This is the record that an experienced board has left. So it is unimaginable what an “inexperienced” board will leave when its term comes to an end.Editor, there was a full-page ad that was carried in every local daily newspaper on March 14. I am pretty sure that it costs quite a lot to publish, but who paid for this ad? It is unprecedented for a government-appointed board to be given such level of publicity, with a brief biography for each board member; and to cream it off, GuySuCo, financially-beleaguered at the moment, placed a paid ad in March 15 newspapers where management welcomes and endorses the newly-appointed board. Ironically, the same management did not place an ad welcoming and endorsing the previous board.It is unbelievable that a full page ad is placed announcing the appointment of a board, and a “final decision is still to be taken” by Cabinet for such appointment. Someone with authority in the right place must have given approval for the placement of such an ad; if not, then it is expected that the nation will be informed who usurped the authority of Cabinet. A perusal of each board member’s shortened biography supports the Junior Finance Minister’s contention that not only are they inexperienced, but, except for one member, they have no knowledge of the sugar industry. GuySuCo is already faced with a cadre of managers who have shown over the last couple of years that they are incapable of moving the industry forward. Having an inexperienced board will only serve to exacerbate an already weak establishment.Editor, each of the board members is knowledgeable and experienced in a particular field, but what will that person bring to the sugar industry to cause a significant turn-around in the right direction? I ask what will those skills, without knowledge and experience in the sugar industry, bring to GuySuCo to make a positive impact? What meaningful contribution will the pilot/conservationist, digital marketing strategist, a tried and proven failed diversification specialist, a legal officer, a former senior manager/former board member in a previously failed board bring to the boardroom to cause a change of fortunes in the sugar industry?The Junior Finance Minister opined that a nine-member board, inclusive of a Chairman, is not oversized relative to 3 operating estates; for, as he postulated, provision has to be made for absenteeism to form a quorum. Provision for absenteeism in a highly paid board? Editor, if the Government really wants to cause a turnaround of the sugar company, it has to critically look at appointing people to sit on the board who have the required skills, knowledge and experience in the complex nature that is involved in every aspect of the growing and processing of sugar cane, not recycling tried and proven failed personnel, not bringing on board party supporters and the crème de le crème of civil society; if not, in a short while, the 3 remaining estates will be driven into oblivion.Yours faithfully,Selwyn Narinedattlast_img read more

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The great fall of APNU/AFC coalition Govt

first_imgDear Editor,The great fall of this coalition Government can be likened to the Humpty Dumpty’s fall: “…All the King’s horses and all the King’s men couldn’t put Humpty together again”. Or, in the case of the coalition, not all the trickeries, deceit, false promises and constitutional violations can put it together again!Since the unilateral and legally flawed appointment of Mr Patterson as the GECOM’s Chairman by Granger and his coalition advisors in October 2017, it became crystal clear that the coalition’s ambition is to stay in power at any and all costs, blatantly disregarding the rule of law and the Constitution by setting the necessary foundation for its trademark rigging. This became more revealing after the successful passing of the historical No-Confidence Motion on December 21, 2018.The coalition had never expected that their term in office will be abruptly curtailed on that night, as is evidenced by the premature bragging by Amna Ally to ‘bring it on’ before that fateful night, which brought the curtains down on the most corrupted Government ever. Hence, there was no haste to install the remaining rigging machinery. They had assumed that it will be until late 2020. Moreover, they never expected that the NCM would be successful. They thought that Jagdeo was bluffing! Well, they have since realised that this man does not indulge in idle pastimes.This lustful intention to remain in power indefinitely became more revealing after the NCM, having accepted defeat the very day they then came up with ‘Hughes absolute 34’ to start the delaying tactics even though they knew that given our Constitution, 33 is the majority once all the members of the National Assembly are present and voted. Time is of essence to survive and they began fabricating a plethora of nonsensical and spurious legal challenges to buy that time. They wasted taxpayers’ dollars they ripped off with their inconsequential journey from the High Court to the Appeal Court and thence to the CCJ for the final resting place. The coalition thoroughly embarrassed itself internationally and became a laughing stock to the world after the CCJ passed a comprehensive judgement upholding the validity of the NCM, the vote of Charrandas Persaud, and invalidated the unilateral appointment of Patterson. The CCJ rejected each and every argument put forward by the coalition. It was a unanimous decision which should have created no further doubt and ambiguity in the minds of the coalition actors and brought acceptance. Unfortunately, they continued their deliberate obfuscation of the simple facts in their quest to remain in power.In the meantime, the coalition had activated their Plan B. Realising that the CCJ’s decisions would not be in their favour, they began a protest against themselves to agitate for House-to-House voter’s registration. Even though GECOM’s legal officer advised against such a move and accepted the validity of the current Official List of Electors, which can be refreshed by claims and objections. It must be noted that just before Patterson resigned, he did follow the coalition’s instructions and initiated the House-to-House registration as its final delay tactic. He ensured that the coalition got value for money spent on him.But they now have another ploy at hand! Even though the CCJ’s consequential orders made it clear that general elections must be held within 3 months and should have been held since March 21, 2019, the coalition is once again bent on frustrating the appointment of a new GECOM’s Chairman. This is in clear breach of giving legal effect to Article 106 of the Constitution, since GECOM and the coalition must ensure elections within 90 days. The CCJ does not have to set an election date, the CCJ made it clear that Cabinet must resign and elections held within 3 months, while the now relegated ‘caretaker’ or ‘interim’ Government must facilitate this. It is nonsensical to now say that the CCJ has not set a date since it has upheld the Constitutional requirement of 90 days within which election should and must be held.The CCJ had also made it clear that GECOM should always be in a state of readiness should it be necessary and the continuous registration cycles placed GECOM in such a state of readiness.Therefore, enough obfuscation by this ‘caretaker Government’. The date for General and Regional Elections should be on or before September 21, 2019. Their Plan B can no longer be activated, rigging is now history in Guyana and the coalition’s Humpty cannot be restored!Yours sincerely,Haseef Yusuflast_img read more

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Ibrahimovic fires Man Utd to Shield win

first_img0Shares0000Zlatan Ibrahimovic celebrates scoring Manchester United’s second goal against Leicester in the Community Shield.LONDON, United Kingdom, Aug 7 – Zlatan Ibrahimovic announced his arrival in English football with an 83rd-minute winner as Manchester United edged Leicester City 2-1 at Wembley on Sunday to win the Community Shield.The former Paris Saint-Germain striker had had a quiet game, but he outjumped Wes Morgan to head home Antonio Valencia’s cross to earn Jose Mourinho his first piece of silverware as United manager. Leicester talisman Jamie Vardy had earlier punished an error by Marouane Fellaini to cancel out FA Cup match-winner Jesse Lingard’s first-half solo goal for United, who claimed a record-extending 21st Community Shield.United, who have confirmed they are close to re-signing former player Paul Pogba from Juventus, open their Premier League campaign at Bournemouth next Sunday.Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri handed official debuts to close-season signings Ahmed Musa, Luis Hernandez and Nampalys Mendy.While his side came up short, he will have been encouraged by the brightness of their display, three months on from their 5,000-1 Premier League triumph.They launch their league title defence at Hull City on Saturday.Mourinho deployed his new-look strike partnership of Wayne Rooney and Ibrahimovic and both players made their presence felt in Leicester’s penalty area early on.Rooney headed straight at Kasper Schmeichel from Luke Shaw’s cross and the Leicester goalkeeper was also obliged to field a hooked Fellaini shot after Ibrahimovic had leapt to win a high ball.Leicester attacked the game with the intensity that characterised last season’s title triumph and procured several chances of their own.Vardy drew last-ditch tackles from Daley Blind and impressive United new boy Eric Bailly with trademark darting runs, while Shinji Okazaki glanced a header against the bar from a Marc Albrighton corner.– Mata flashpoint –Jamie Vardy levelled things up for the Premier League champions after taking the ball around David de Gea.With Ibrahimovic and Rooney both dropping deep, United lacked an attacking focal point, but in the 32nd minute Lingard took matters into his own hands.After eluding the sliding Andy King, he drove towards goal, slipped the ball beneath Leicester captain Morgan’s sprawling challenge and confidently tucked a shot past Schmeichel.It came at the same end as Lingard’s spectacular extra-time winner against Crystal Palace in May’s FA Cup final.Within minutes, United’s celebrating fans were singing: “Pogba’s coming home!”Ranieri introduced Ahmed Musa and Demarai Gray at half-time and the former played a big role in Leicester’s 52nd-minute equaliser with an enterprising run from deep.But the goal owed almost everything to a mistake by Fellaini, whose under-hit back-pass enabled Vardy to nip in, round David de Gea, and score.Following a glut of changes by both sides, Musa squandered a chance to give Leicester victory when he headed Robert Huth’s flick-on over the bar from point-blank range.Within minutes Ibrahimovic had punished him, soaring above Morgan to meet Valencia’s cross with a downward header that hit the left-hand post and bounced into the goal.Henrikh Mkhitaryan made his official United debut as a stoppage-time substitute.It was Mata who made way, having only entered the fray in the 63rd minute, and the Spaniard, frozen out by Mourinho during their time at Chelsea, exchanged angry words with the United manager as he came off.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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ICBA using airplane to tow Site C message to Legislature in Victoria

first_imgJohn Horgan and Andrew Weaver will ruin B.C.’s reputation as a good place to invest, putting us on a level no different than third world countries where assets are seized and projects are cancelled on a whim”The ICBA will hold more #Get2Yes on Site C campaign events in Victoria and Fort St. John.“We’re going to keep fighting for the men and women working on Site C and other construction projects around B.C.,” said Gardner. “These jobs put food on the table for many families and they deserve the support of the NDP-Green MLAs.” VICTORIA, B.C. – The Independent Contractors and Businesses Association (ICBA) are using a plane to tow a message to MLA’s in Victoria about the importance of Site C.The banner on the plane reads “BC NEEDS SITE C JOBS”.The plane will fly around the B.C. Legislature during the Throne Speech and related ceremonies this afternoon.“More than 2,200 people are employed in building Site C, and ICBA believes the NDP-Green alliance’s vow to send the project to the BC Utilities Commission for a six-week review is reckless and irresponsible and puts those jobs and the families that rely on them at risk.”- Advertisement -The plane will also circle downtown Victoria and the Inner Harbour.“It’s important that we take every opportunity to remind the 41 NDP and 3 Green MLAs who may form government in a few weeks, that 2,252 real people went to work at the Site C dam site this morning,” said Chris Gardner, ICBA President. “While those construction workers are building our clean energy future, their jobs are being threatened by John Horgan and Andrew Weaver’s commitment to cancel for the project.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Santa Clarita Calendar

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhy these photogenic dumplings are popping up in Los AngelesSierra Hillbillies Square Dance Club will offer an intermediate class, 7-9 p.m. in Rooms A1 and 2 at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Call (661) 252-2210 or (661) 255-0463. Barbershop Harmony Singers will rehearse, 7:30-9:30 p.m. in the multipurpose room at Valley Oaks Village Apartments, 24700 Valley St., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6109 for security-door information. WEDNESDAY North Newhall Discovery Workshop to discuss developing a plan for downtown Newhall, 6-8 p.m. at Hart Hall in William S. Hart Park, 24151 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Call (661) 255-4330. Santa Clarita Sunrise Rotary Club will meet, 7:10 a.m. at IHOP, 24737 W. Pico Canyon Road, Stevenson Ranch. Call (661) 250-1023. TODAY Century City Ski Club will meet, 7 p.m. at Marie Callender’s, 27630 The Old Road, Valencia. Call Don Gately at (661) 255-8873. Nonaerobic workout in a heated pool for joint and muscle conditioning, 10:30 a.m. at the Santa Clarita Valley Family YMCA, 26147 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 253-3593. Santa Clarita Runners Club will work out, 6:15 p.m. at the College of the Canyons track, 26455 N. Rockwell Road, Valencia. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org. Santa Clarita Valley Rotary Club will meet, 12:10 p.m. at Marie Callender’s, 27630 The Old Road, Valencia. Call (661) 259-7701. Santa Clarita Valley-Newhall Optimist Club will meet, 7 p.m. at La Rumba, 27600 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Call (661) 252-7313. Valencia Toastmasters will meet, 7 p.m. Call Kim Dickens at (661) 259-8567. Special Olympics offers athletic training and competition for athletes with learning disabilities during the evenings at various locations in Santa Clarita. New athletes or volunteer coaches can call (661) 253-2121. Santa Clarita Noon Kiwanis Club will meet, noon-1:30 p.m. at El Torito, 27510 The Old Road, Valencia. Call Janie Choate at (661) 296-8260 .160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Spurs and Chelsea set for January battle over cut-price Ross Barkley – REPORTS

first_img Ross Barkley could be snapped up on the cheap in January Tottenham will go head-to-head with Chelsea to sign wantaway Everton midfielder Ross Barkley in January, according to reports.The 23-year-old’s contract at Goodison Park expires at the end of the season, and the Toffees are expected to cash in on the England international rather than lose him for nothing.And, according to the Daily Mirror, Tottenham hold the edge over their London rivals thanks to Mauricio Pochettino’s track record of bringing through young English players.Barkley is yet to play this term after suffering a hamstring injury in pre-season, but he was told by manager Ronald Koeman he was free to leave Everton in the summer after admitting he wanted a fresh challenge.Chelsea came in with a £35million bid, but the move broke down over concerns over his fitness.Tottenham maintain an interest and the north London club could be an attractive prospect for the midfielder as he eyes a spot in England’s World Cup squad. 1last_img read more

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Neil Lennon floored by coin during Edinburgh derby draw

first_imgNeil Lennon was floored after being hit by a coin during the Edinburgh derby.The Hibs head coach was struck after appearing to taunt the home support in the main stand at Tynecastle.Seconds earlier Hearts had been disallowed a goal which denied them victory as the match ended 0-0.Earlier in the game, Hearts goalkeeper Zdenek Zlamal fell to the ground following a confrontation with a visiting supporter. A fiery fixture also saw Hibs forward Flo Kamberi sent off as tensions spilled over on the park.After the match, Lennon told BT Sport: “I’m alright. It’s no laughing matter, I hope somebody deals with it.“I’d like to meet the supporter face-to-face.“It’s disgraceful, I don’t understand the mentality of the supporter who wants to throw things. “It’s very unsavoury and needs to be stopped.”last_img read more

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