Inside David Silva’s 25-game winning streak

first_imgManchester City Inside David Silva’s incredible individual winning streak Sam Lee 23:00 2/7/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) David Silva Manchester City Getty Images Manchester City Premier League Guardiola Opinion Stats The Spaniard’s own Premier League winning run is longer than the one Manchester City put together as a club, and in all competitions it is even longer Manchester City may be finally getting towards the stage where they can cope without David Silva, but the huge influence he still holds over his team is best summed up by a frankly unbelievable statistic.Silva has won every one of his past 25 games in all competitions. It may not sound too significant at first glance but, according to The Times journalist Bill Edgar, who brought the numbers to light in January, it is “the longest [winning] run of any player since the league began in 1888”.Opta are able to confirm that his run of 19 consecutive Premier League victories is a record in the competition.  Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player After all, Silva’s league streak is two more than the 17 wins City put together collectively between August and the end of December.Edgar’s research shows that Phil Neville is second to Silva in terms of consecutive wins in all competitions, having enjoyed 20 in a row with Manchester United in 1996. Steve Sidwell, of all people, is third, having won 19 games in a row with Chelsea in 2007.But whereas Sidwell’s run was boosted by several late cameos of no more than five minutes, Silva has both played the vast majority of his matches, and also played a key role in them.For years, it has been noted that the Blues are not the same when Silva is absent and these statistics back that up, despite how well virtually all of his team-mates are playing this season.It can be argued that Silva, at 32, has been playing the best football of his career. Certain stats support that claim: in his 21 league games, he has scored five goals, laid on eight assists and created 38 chances from open play. In 34 games last season, he had four goals and seven assists.David Silva GFXAnd it should not be forgotten that he battled a personal issue over Christmas which meant he had to sit out several games and fly in for others having trained alone in Valencia.City did manage to win some of those games without him in December and it should be noted that Guardiola seems to be having more success than any of his predecessors when it comes to getting by when Silva is not available.It had even appeared that City’s days of relying on the Spaniard were over. In the first Premier League and Champions League games without him in 2017-18, City managed to pick up statement victories against Napoli (2-4) and Tottenham (4-1). Ilkay Gundogan stepped in impressively and it seemed that the Blues had finally found something resembling a replacement for their talisman, or at least a new way of playing without him.City have, of course, reached the Carabao Cup final despite Silva only playing one out of five games, which may suggest that his incredible run may just be product of City’s own record-breaking form – after all, the team won 26 of the 27 games between August 21 and December 27.And it is not exactly as if Silva’s absence was the only factor in the one game that City lost in that run – a dead rubber Champions League game in Ukraine.However, in recent weeks, it has become clear that Silva can still be missed. City have a huge 13-point lead at the top of the Premier League, although they have now dropped points in each of their last three league away games. Silva has missed them all.Guardiola could really have done with the 32-year-old’s influence for the trips to Liverpool and Burnley, games in which Gundogan has been criticised for his own performances by a number of supporters, while Sergio Aguero and Raheem Sterling have also struggled.David Silva GFXAlthough City were only really made to pay for a poor 10-minute spell at Anfield, somebody of Silva’s experience and ability to control games would have been invaluable before, during and after the Blues’ rough patch. Aguero does not have a great record at Anfield, and Sterling has struggled there against his old club, meaning Silva’s absence was even more keenly felt.And while Guardiola’s side created enough dangerous opportunities to beat Burnley on Saturday, and surely would have done had Sterling not tapped wide from a matter of yards out, Silva was still missed.Gundogan again drew the ire of certain critics and given City were guilty of sloppy play in the final third, you would imagine Silva would have made a difference on the various occasions the Blues got to the edge of the Burnley box but chose the wrong option.Fortunately for City, he has only sat out those two most recent games because of one-off injuries; a stomach problem and a kick on the hip. When his winning run was put to Guardiola recently, the Catalan quipped: “That’s why he plays every time.” He went on to add: “He’s a special guy, you know my opinion about him. David is so important, but we try to make them all feel important. David is so intelligent, he knows that alone he cannot do that.”We try to have a good team, with good team spirit, for everybody to be involved with and without the ball. But we cannot deny he has eight years here, a lot of games, a lot of experience, he has a huge personality to play, especially in the bad moments.”The top players, in the difficult games, they make a step forward, and David is one of them.”Following the draw at Turf Moor, City’s run of consecutive victories sits at zero. As far as Guardiola is concerned, the sooner Silva comes back to continue his streak, the better. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

13 days agoRodri says workload hitting Man City campaign

first_imgRodri says workload hitting Man City campaignby Paul Vegas13 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City midfielder Rodri says their workload is hitting their campaign.Pep Guardiola is aiming to win his third league title in a row with the Blues, but City have made their worst start to a league campaign since he took charge of the club in 2016. Asked to explain their losses in the league, he told ESPN: “I won my first title as soon as I arrived [Community Shield], so that [start] was good.”I think people have to be aware that there is a lot happening: we have had a lot of players out, it is difficult because we play every three days in three competitions and we are playing with more or less the same players.”What’s done is done.”We have to realise that we are doing things wrong, and we have to fix it. We have to be calm: it’s the start of the season, we have recognised that we have had our problems, and we improve.”Also, in football there are many things you can’t control. We hope we can get important players [back from injury] and when they do, that will be good for the team.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Watch: Lionel Messi’s son scores a goal and celebrates like his father

first_img Asian News International New DelhiSeptember 15, 2019UPDATED: September 15, 2019 14:28 IST Antonela Roccuzzo Instagram PhotoIt looks like Argentine striker Lionel Messi’s son Mateo has inherited great goal-scoring skills from his father.In a video posted by Messi’s wife Antonela Roccuzzo, Mateo can be seen scoring a penalty and then celebrating like the Barcelona star.”Happy Birthday my love. Just wish you to be happy all your life and never stop being that cute character that makes our lives happy,” she posted the caption in Spanish.Messi is viewed as the greatest striker currently, along with Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo.Both Messi and Ronaldo were shortlisted for the Best FIFA player award.The duo also got nominations in the UEFA awards but they were pipped by Liverpool’s defender Virgin van Dijk to take the honour.Messi is doubtful for the team’s opening Champions League match against Borussia Dortmund due to the calf injury he picked up in August.In August this year, Messi was handed a three-month ban from international football by CONMEBOL, South America’s football governing body, for his comments made during the Copa America.Along with the ban, Messi was also fined USD 50,000.For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow Lionel MessiFollow Mateo MessiFollow Antonela Roccuzzo Next Watch: Lionel Messi’s son scores a goal and celebrates like his fatherIn a video posted by Messi’s wife Antonela Roccuzzo, Mateo can be seen scoring a penalty and then celebrating like the Barcelona star.advertisementlast_img read more

NOAA OCS Turns to Leidos for Surveying Services

first_imgUSD 250m contract value for all awardeesNOAA OCS provides navigation products and services that ensure safe and efficient maritime commerce on America’s ocean coastal waters and in the Great Lakes.Under the contract, Leidos will provide hydrographic data for updating NOAA’s nautical charts used by mariners to safely navigate coastal waters in the United States.Hydrographic surveying is used to update nautical charts for shipping, fishing and boating communities, and also supports diverse users with interests from marine ecology, climate change, archeology, energy and water resource management, harbor security and emergency response.Leidos and team members will provide hydrographic data acquisition services using vertical beam echosounder, multibeam echosounder, side scan sonar, airborne bathymetric Lidar and airborne topographic Lidar in any of the priority areas as defined in the NOAA Hydrographic Survey Priorities.Supporting data acquisition services includes water levels, ellipsoidally referenced surveys, shoreline and feature acquisition, secchi depth readings and speed of sound through water measurements. Press Release; August 07, 2014 zoom Leidos, a US security, health and engineering solutions company, was awarded a prime contract by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Office of Coast Survey (OCS) to provide hydrographic surveying services.The multiple-award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract has a five-year period of performance and a total contract value of USD 250 million for all awardees.The contract was awarded under the NOAA/OCS Hydrographic Surveying Services contract. Leidos is one of eight awardees eligible to compete for task orders under the contract.last_img read more

Witness Blanket Art Installation Visits Nova Scotia

first_imgAn art installation sculpturally and symbolically woven into a blanket made of cedar wood is on display at Millbrook Cultural and Heritage Centre near Truro beginning today, Oct. 19. The Witness Blanket, a universal symbol of remembrance and protection, was created by First Nations artist Carey Newman. It supports and connects items that represent the Indian Residential School System. “I created this monument to reflect the strength of my people and, as more people experience and stand witness to this piece of Canadian and First Nations history, it is my hope they will be affected in some way,” said Mr. Newman. “The fact that the blanket is now travelling the country and being shared and experienced by people in every province and territory — people who may or may not know about what really happened to First Nations people, is a humbling experience for me as an artist.” Mr. Newman first envisioned the piece partially in response to his father’s experiences in residential schools — experiences his father was reluctant to share. Not wanting that history to be lost, he saw an opportunity to create a tangible reminder. In 2013, he and a small team travelled across the country visiting communities and events, such as the Truth and Reconciliation hearings, to share his vision for the blanket and to encourage people to provide items for the project. They collected letters and photographs, children’s shoes, pieces of former schools, and even shorn braids. The cedar frames hold more than 800 objects collected from residential schools, churches, government buildings, friendship centres, band offices, and universities from across Canada. The Government of Nova Scotia provided plaster rosettes from the Legislative Chamber at Province House and door handles from Government House. “We’re proud to have partnered with Mi’kmaq communities to bring the Witness Blanket to Nova Scotia,” said Tony Ince, Minister of Communities, Culture and Heritage. “We want to ensure all Nova Scotians have more opportunities to learn about our shared history, including Aboriginal culture and heritage.” The project is on a seven-year tour of the country. It arrived in Nova Scotia in mid-September at Cape Breton University, hosted by Unama’ki College and the Cape Breton University Art Gallery before moving to Millbrook Culture Heritage Centre in mid-October. It remains in Millbrook until Nov. 26. “I am proud that the community of Millbrook is able to host this national memorial,” said Millbrook Chief Bob Gloade. “Residential schools had a devastating impact on Mi’kmaq communities. Events such as this, held in the Millbrook Cultural and Heritage Centre is not only part of reconciliation but demonstrates to all that our culture is thriving. I encourage all Nova Scotians to take the time to visit it.” The blanket structure is more than two metres high and 12 metres long. A multi-media presentation helps connect viewers to the blanket in a personal way. The blanket is a national monument testifying to the atrocities of the Indian Residential Schools. However, as a blanket, it also represents and demonstrates that healing has begun and will continue.last_img read more

Politicians address challenge of making NL feel like home for newcomers

first_imgST. JOHN’S, N.L. — The need to make aging, cash-strapped Newfoundland and Labrador into an appealing place for young people has been a recurring theme among politicians campaigning for the May 16 provincial election.The topic has been raised in debates and talking points by all four party leaders, and Premier Dwight Ball made the message clear in his remarks when the writ was dropped last month.“It’s important to me that our young people feel confident that they can pursue their goals in the province that we all love,” he said at the Confederation Building April 17.But newcomers to the province say there’s still a lot of work to be done to convince people to set down permanent roots.Kerri Neil, who ran for the NDP in a provincial byelection last fall, researches sociology and immigration at Memorial University.She said the poor economy and high unemployment are key factors driving people away. “Both Newfoundlanders and Labradorians and immigrants, they don’t stay here because there aren’t many jobs,” Neil said by phone.These issues have been around for a while, with many from the province historically heading west for work, but Neil said the problem has been compounded by the looming threat of rising power rates, high taxes and stagnant wages.It’s all happening at a time when the province is in desperate need of new residents.A report by the Conference Board of Canada released this month found the number of people entering the Canadian workforce over the coming decades will be insufficient to replace those retiring, making new immigrants essential to fill workforce gaps and keep Canada’s growth on track.The dynamic of an aging population and steady outmigration of young people is especially pronounced in the Atlantic region. The need to attract and retain immigrants has been a talking point of Ball’s before and during the election campaign.But once people arrive, it can be difficult for them to adjust to the place and make a permanent home.Filmmakers Conor McCann and Rodrigo Iniguez documented those struggles in their film titled “Home,” featuring interviews with people across the province about the challenges of settling in.Iniguez and McCann said the struggle to find meaningful work was a recurring theme among the people they met, as was the hardship of watching friends who speak their language and share their culture move away.Iniguez said the conversation around immigration focuses on bringing people to the province, but stops when it comes to the challenges of daily life for recent arrivals.And it’s especially hard to convince people to stay in the small outport towns that need young people the most.Amira Ibrahim of St. John’s was featured in the documentary. After a screening of the film, she spoke about the difficult first few years after moving to Placentia, N.L.Trained as a lawyer in her home country of Egypt, Ibrahim said she struggled with boredom and found it hard to keep her young son occupied in the small town of about 1,500 people.He was desperate for activities and outside play, but without a car and no public transit, Ibrahim found it nearly impossible to keep him entertained. She said he would sometimes ask to go to the grocery store just so he could walk around.“It’s very tough staying there, very tough,” Ibrahim said.Now living in St. John’s where her husband runs a successful business, Ibrahim said her two children are busier, and she’s happy to have more people around for company, but she’s still seeking meaningful work for herself.“This is very important for us. If you keep people busy with (jobs), and give them a good salary for a good life, they will stay here,” she said.For the filmmaking team behind “Home,” who both moved to the province for university, questions of future work also factor into their plans to stay or go.Iniguez said building his career in Newfoundland and Labrador has pros and cons. He said arts funding can be hard to come by, but the relatively small size of the film industry means there are opportunities to be sought out. For example, he and McCann produced “Home” with the Association for New Canadians.“It’s a hard industry, but (in) Newfoundland … the size is good enough for there to be room for you,” Iniguez said. “There are opportunities and not enough people filling them yet.”McCann said that while he loves the place, he foresees heading elsewhere for his career.“Despite the fact that I will come back here … I think a lot of the meaningful, major work we will end up doing will happen outside the province,” he said.Neil, originally from Spaniard’s Bay, N.L., said she’s been considering the opposite by looking into opportunities to move to a smaller community and build something like the worker-owned co-operative that contributed to the successful revitalization of Fogo Island.“I think there’s so much potential in this place, and I don’t think it’s necessarily been realized,” she said. “It’s a beautiful place that I really want to see prosper.”Holly McKenzie-Sutter, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Fuel Prices to Fall by MAD 0205 Next Week

Rabat – Starting next week, diesel and gasoline prices will drop by MAD 0.205 in all Moroccan gas stations, the Ministry of Energy and Mines released in a statement.According to the same source, the prices of diesel and gasoline have already started to decline from Thursday, February 22. Diesel dropped about MAD 0.12 and gasoline MAD 0.13.Lahcen Daoudi, the Minister of General Affairs and Governance, recently said that prices at the pump in Morocco were “forced to fall,” following the drop of oil prices over the past weeks.   The minister, who closely follows the fluctuations of oil prices on a “daily basis,” noted the decline of the latter from USD 70 to USD 62 per barrel. He also pointed out that prices will remain the same until the end of February.After the liberalization of fuel prices, the ministry launcheda new initiative last September that allows drivers to check the recent fuel price trends at the pump.Daoudi’s solution of showing consumers all available prices will keep them informed by allowing them “to choose the cheapest petrol stations.”The minister insisted the information “must” be available for citizens. However, he stated during a press conference, held in June 2017, that “citizens do not take advantage of the liberalization” of hydrocarbon prices enacted in December 2015.The minister alleged that it was the Moroccan government, rather,that had “not provided conditions for good competition.” He also announced that while distributors can change the price of hydrocarbons, they must alert the ministry before doing so. read more

Marking International Day top UN officials urge greater investments in women

8 March 2008Top United Nations officials commemorated this year’s International Women’s Day by calling on countries to invest more in women and girls, warning that failing to do so will undermine efforts to achieve global development targets. In his message for the Day, Secretary-General drew attention to the “serious” gap between policy and practice in many countries when it comes to gender equality, as reflected in a lack of resources and insufficient budgetary allocations. “This failure of funding undermines not only our endeavours for gender equality and women’s empowerment as such; it also holds back our efforts to reach all the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs),” he said, referring to the global pledges to slash poverty and other social ills, all by 2015. “As we know from long and indisputable experience, investing in women and girls has a multiplier effect on productivity and sustained economic growth,” he added, noting that no measure is more important in advancing education and health, including the prevention of HIV/AIDS, or as likely to improve nutrition, or reduce infant and maternal mortality.Thoraya Ahmed Obaid, Executive Director of the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), agreed that “if we want to achieve the Millennium Development Goals, we need more investments in women and girls.“Whether we are looking at it from a human rights, political or economic point of view, the conclusion is the same: It makes sense to invest in women. The returns are high for women themselves and for the world at large,” she said. However, not only were investments still not being made to the extent they should be, they were actually declining in some areas, such as maternal health and family planning. “Improving women’s well-being cannot be accomplished without improving their health, particularly their reproductive health,” she stressed, noting that by ensuring universal access to reproductive health, it will be possible to reduce poverty, reduce the spread of HIV/AIDS, and meet the need for family planning. “By investing in women’s reproductive health and well-being, we will stand a better chance of achieving the MDGs and making gender equality a reality.”Part of the struggle for women’s rights and gender equality is the urgent need to end violence against women in all of its forms, a point highlighted by the acting Executive Director of the UN Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM), who drew attention to the UN campaign launched by the Secretary-General on 25 February, UNiTE to End Violence against Women. “The campaign will add value and visibility to the efforts that Governments, women’s and other civil society organizations, UN and donor partners are making to combat gender-based violence and send the message that ending violence against women stands on par with other critical development goals,” said Joanne Sandler.She added that it also comes at a time when the world’s leaders are renewing their commitment to financing for all national development goals, including the MDGs.“Ending violence against women was a missing indicator in the MDGs, owing to the lack of comparable data,” she stated. “It is encouraging, therefore, that the United Nations has also committed to assist countries in efforts to generate the data needed to measure the extent of violence against women and girls. “Together with proven evidence of what works and the financial and technical resources needed to support countries to meet the implementation challenge, there may indeed be an end in sight to the pandemic of violence against women and girls ? and genuine progress on achieving gender equality and women’s empowerment,” Ms. Sandler said.From Afghanistan to Sudan, women around the world are celebrating the Day through events at the local and national levels. In the strife-torn Sudanese region of Darfur, staff of the new African Union-UN mission there (UNAMID) handed out T-shirts and posters to women in the central market in El Fasher, and held a procession along with Sudanese female police officers and local residents. Hundreds of women in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar marched for peace, while their sisters in the capital gathered in Kabul’s women’s garden to mark the Day with a UN agency fair, which included films and a performance by child artists. Female counsellors from UN agencies were also on hand to provide advice on health, education and social issues facing the country’s women. read more

Hillary Clintons email server was hit by repeated cyberattack attempts from foreign

WASHINGTON – Hillary Rodham Clinton’s private email server, which stored some 55,000 pages of emails from her time as secretary of state, was the subject of attempted cyberattacks originating in China, South Korea and Germany after she left office in early 2013, according to a congressional document obtained by The Associated Press.While the attempts were apparently blocked by a “threat monitoring” product that Clinton’s employees connected to her network in October 2013, there was a period of more than three months from June to October 2013 when that protection had not been installed, according to a letter from Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., chairman of the Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee. That means her server was possibly vulnerable to cyberattacks during that time.Johnson’s letter to Victor Nappe, CEO of SECNAP, the company that provided the threat monitoring product, seeks a host of documents relating to the company’s work on Clinton’s server and the nature of the cyber intrusions detected. Johnson’s committee is investigating Clinton’s email arrangement.Clinton has not said what, if any, firewall or threat protection was used on her email server before June 2013, including the time she was secretary of state from 2009 to 2013 and the server was kept in her home in the New York City suburbs.A February 2014 email from SECNAP reported that malicious software based in China “was found running an attack against” Clinton’s server. In total, Senate investigators have found records describing three such attempts linked to China, one based in Germany and one originating in South Korea. The attacks occurred in 2013 and 2014. The letter describes four attacks, but investigators have since found records about a fifth, officials who were not authorized to discuss the matter publicly said.It was not immediately clear whether the attempted intrusions into Clinton’s server were serious espionage threats or the sort of nuisance attacks that hit computer servers the world over. But the new revelations underscore the extent to which any private email server is a target, raising further questions about Clinton’s decision to undertake sensitive government business over private email stored on a homemade system.Any hackers who got access to her server in 2013 or 2014 could have stolen a trove of sensitive email traffic involving the foreign relations of the United States. Thousands of Clinton emails made public under the Freedom of Information Act have been heavily redacted for national security and other reasons.Clinton “essentially circumvented millions of dollars’ worth of cybersecurity investment that the federal government puts within the State Department,” said Justin Harvey, chief security officer of Fidelis Cybersecurity.“She wouldn’t have had the infrastructure to detect or respond to cyber attacks from a nation-state,” he said. “Those attacks are incredibly sophisticated, and very hard to detect and contain. And if you have a private server, it’s very likely that you would be compromised.”A spokesman for the Clinton campaign did not answer detailed questions from The Associated Press about the cyber intrusions. Instead, spokesman Brian Fallon attacked Johnson by linking him to the House Benghazi committee inquiry, which the campaign dismissed in a recent media ad as politically motivated.“Ron Johnson is ripping a page from the House Benghazi Committee’s playbook and mounting his own, taxpayer-funded sham of an investigation with the sole purpose of attacking Hillary Clinton politically,” campaign spokesman Fallon said by email. “The Justice Department is already conducting a review concerning the security of her server equipment, and Ron Johnson has no business interfering with it for his own partisan ends.”The FBI is investigating whether national security was compromised by Clinton’s email arrangement.In June 2013, after Clinton had left office, the server was moved from her Chappaqua, New York, home to a data centre in northern New Jersey, where it was maintained by a Denver technology company, Platte River Networks, records show.In June 2013, Johnson’s letter says, Platte River hired SECNAP Network Security Corp. to use a product called CloudJacket SMB, which is designed to block network access by “even the most determined hackers,” according to company literature. But the product was not up and running until October, according to Johnson’s letter, raising questions about how vulnerable Clinton’s server was during the interim.SECNAP is not a well-known computer security provider. The company’s website and promotional literature describe CloudJacket as a monitoring system designed to counter unauthorized intrusions and monitor threats around the clock. Corporate documents show SECNAP has been in existence since at least 2002, selling computer spam filter and firewall products.A SECNAP representative declined to comment, citing company policy.The AP reported last month that Russia-linked hackers sent Clinton emails in 2011 — when she was still secretary of state — loaded with malware that could have exposed her computer if she opened the attachments. It is not known if she did.The attacks Johnson mentions in his letter are different, according to government officials familiar with them. They were probing Clinton’s server directly, not through email.___Follow Ken Dilanian on Twitter at https://twitter.com/KenDilanianAP Hillary Clinton’s email server was hit by repeated cyberattack attempts from foreign countries by Ken Dilanian, Jack Gillum And Stephen Braun, The Associated Press Posted Oct 7, 2015 7:56 pm MDT Last Updated Oct 7, 2015 at 9:20 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Dont forget oil sector Saskatchewan premier watches Ottawa on Bombardier

A Bombardier plant is shown in Montreal, Thursday, October 29, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes REGINA – Talk of federal aid to help pull Bombardier Inc. out of a nosedive has caught the attention of Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall and the tanking energy sector.Wall says that if the federal government is thinking about a bailout package for Bombardier, it could consider helping the oil-and-gas industry, which is struggling due to falling oil prices.“We have seen tens of thousands of jobs lost in the energy sector — obviously not as many in Saskatchewan as in Alberta — but it’s affecting Alberta, Saskatchewan, Newfoundland and Labrador and one of the most important economic sectors in the country,” Wall said Thursday in an interview with The Canadian Press.“The message from Saskatchewan today would be (that) before another bailout — this one may be potentially a $1-billion bailout for one company — is considered by the federal government, what about the energy sector?”Wall said Ottawa could pump infrastructure money into provinces hurt by the economic downturn or support the Energy East pipeline project.Energy East would ship Alberta crude oil to refineries in Eastern Canada and from there to international markets.The premier also said the federal government could help with an oilwell cleanup project he has proposed. Wall pitched a plan to Ottawa earlier this month for $156 million to clean up old wells that aren’t being used as a way to help create jobs for laid-off oilpatch workers.Bombardier announced Wednesday that it plans to lay off 7,000 employees around the world, including 2,830 in Canada — most of them in Quebec.Transport Minister Marc Garneau has said the government will decide “in due course” whether to give financial aid to Bombardier.The federal government considers Bombardier (TSX:BBD) an “anchor firm” to Canada’s aerospace industry because it supports a supply hub that employs tens of thousands more workers, according to internal economic development documents.Wall said the energy industry “is an anchor sector for this entire country, creating thousands of jobs directly and indirectly, right across Canada.”“So, no, I don’t think that’s a good enough reason, at least to the extent that they’re not prepared to do something additional, something supportive for the energy sector. I don’t think they should be engaged in talks of billion-dollar bailouts to one particular company.”Ottawa has lent money to Bombardier in the past. Last fall, Industry Canada said Bombardier had received $1.3 billion in repayable contributions since 1966 and had repaid $543 million as of Dec. 31, 2014.Bombardier CEO Alain Bellemare continued to press Ottawa on Wednesday to come through once again. Bellemare said that Bombardier may have borrowed about $1 billion since the mid-1980s, but it generated more than $15 billion in government tax revenue over that period. by Jennifer Graham, The Canadian Press Posted Feb 18, 2016 10:10 am MDT Last Updated Feb 18, 2016 at 2:03 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Don’t forget oil sector: Saskatchewan premier watches Ottawa on Bombardier read more

Pochettino believes relationship with players now stronger

first_imgTottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has playfully replied reports that he could take up Real Madrid job.Pochettino played down the reports of continued offers after Julen Lopetegui’s sack.“It’s like our girlfriend or our wife, no?” Pochettino said via FourFourTwo.“Because we are so handsome and we are walking down the street in London and she is so proud of you because another woman looks at you.“Your wife is so happy to be with you and feels in love with you. No one looks at you, your wife says ‘maybe he is better’, understand the metaphor?Victor Wanyama, Tottenham Hotspur, Premier LeaguePochettino admits Wanyama remains in his Spurs plans Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Kenyan international, Victor Wanyama, was the protagonist of a summer transfer saga, but in the end, he is set to stay at Tottenham Hotspur.“They are confident of course but they are not attached to me only. It is about the club. If I believe that Dele Alli is going to sign or a different player is going to sign a new contract because of me, it is a bad feeling or I am so wrong in my head.”“Of course it is always nice to hear the players say one of the reasons is the manager, one of the reasons is the chairman, one of the reasons is the new stadium, so exciting,” Pochettino said.“One of the reasons I wanted rather to listen – I want to play for Tottenham to make history, to touch the glory with this club and with this badge.“‘Now I am so happy with my manager and I am going to give my best’ but there are going to be days we won’t be happy because we are human.”Having currently secured the fifth position, five points off Premier League-leading Manchester City, Spurs are o their to Wolverhampton this Saturday.last_img read more

New 55 million dollar investment by Grace Bay Resorts

first_img Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #newdevelopmentforProvo, #RockHouse Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, May 19, 2017 – Providenciales – A $55 million dollar investment by Grace Bay Resorts will bring a new luxury tourism experience to Providenciales and they are calling it Rock House TCI.    It will mean up to 250 full time jobs during construction within a year, and 120 jobs at the residence resort when all of the work is done in three years.    Executives of Grace Bay Resorts held an announcement event despite the muggy weather on Wednesday and showed off what will be one of the more amazing features of the newest property to come along the rocky shores down Cherokee Road, which is near the Leeward Highway location of ScotiaBank.   That feature, an uninterrupted and elevated view of Provo waters.    Mark Durliat is the CEO and promised that the last thing their engineers are worried about is whether the design can be cradled in rocky ridge, and shared that at the end of construction, 74 keys will be available for guests in three residential designs.  On hand for the announcement was Premier Sharlene Robinson, who commended Grace Bay Resorts for expanding the tourism potential of Providenciales by being among the developers with faith in what International Drive can become for the destination.  Tourism Minister, Ralph Higgs was also there and echoed similar sentiments, saying the Rock House is the perfect example of what can be achieved with faith in the destination and that Grace Bay Resorts and its Grace Bay Club is very much a part of the world renowned success of Providenciales in the area of ultra-luxury living and escapes; he congratulated GBR on this latest investment. Minister Higgs guaranteed government support. Rock House Turks and Caicos has residences, which will double as resort rentals starting from $600,000 and is already with 35% commitment from the global marketplace.#MagneticMediaNews#RockHouse#newdevelopmentforProvo Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

No 11 USC tops Washington

first_imgSEATTLE — Emotionally drained, Keith Price spoke softly with his eyes red and his body battered. Trying to carry Washington and making too many mistakes along the way left Price a wreck. “Mentally it’s rough dealing with something like this, knowing that you had an opportunity to win the game and I mess it up, and on several occasions,” Price said. “I’ll grow from this. I’ve never really had to deal with stuff like this before and it’s good for me.”Price committed three turnovers in the fourth quarter to short-circuit Washington’s attempts to rally from a 17-point deficit, and No. 11 USC held on for a 24-14 win over the Huskies on Saturday. The final two turnovers charged to Price were a matter of situation, with a forced passed getting tipped for an interception and Price fumbling on a late scramble with 2 minutes remaining as he was hit from the side during a final frantic drive by the Huskies. But it was his fumble inside the USC 5 with 11 minutes left that ended Washington’s best chance at making things uncomfortable for the Trojans after the Huskies trailed 24-7 at halftime. Down by 10, Washington (3-3, 1-2 Pac-12) was on the cusp of making it a one possession game with a first-and-goal at the USC 6. The Huskies had run the ball on six straight plays and used a third-down completion to fullback Jonathan Amosa for 9 yards to get inside the Trojans 10. Bishop Sankey gained 3 yards on first down, and on second down, Price rolled from the pocket. As he pump-faked, Jawanza Starling reached in and stripped the ball free, then fell on it at the USC 4 after two teammates failed to corral the loose ball with 11:03 left.last_img read more

Car fully engulfed in Miami neighborhood

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – A woman’s car ignited in flames in a Miami neighborhood.Miami Fire Rescue crews responded to the scene of the blaze on Northwest Second Avenue and 56th Street, early Saturday afternoon.Firefighters were able to quickly put out the flames.As of Saturday night, there was no word from officials as to whether anyone was injured.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

Weather Forces Alaska Airlines Flight To Land At JBER

first_imgAn Alaska Airlines flight from Chicago to Anchorage took an unexpected detour to Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson on Monday afternoon.“As Flight 139 was preparing to land in Anchorage, a fog bank rolled in and the pilots elected to land at Elmendorf Air Force Base,” Nancy Trott, a spokesperson for Alaska Airlines, said.Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson is an alternate airport for air traffic, if needed.Passengers were transported to the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport by bus.The plane refueled at JBER and made the short flight back to the Anchorage airport on Monday afternoon.last_img

UAF Student Found Dead

first_imgA University of Alaska Fairbanks student is dead, the apparent victim of an accident. Download AudioUAF spokeswoman Marmian Grimes says the body of the 48 year old male student, was found on a campus parking lot this morning.“Police received a call shortly after 8:00 this morning. Someone was parked inthe parking lot and saw a man on the ground outside a vehicle there,” Grimes said. They responded and the man was deceased. It appears to be and accidental and self-inflicted gunshot wound.”Grimes says the student’s name and hometown are being withheld until next of kin have been notified. She stresses that the investigation is just beginning. UAF Counseling has been notified and is available to help members of the university community.last_img

Spiking DC Violence Spurs Calls for Culture Change

first_imgWith two months left in 2015, as of Oct. 9 the District of Columbia has 120 homicides. That figure is 44.6 percent higher than 2014.Benjamin Crump, President of the National Bar Association.Across the United States, families, cities, and communities are grappling with a culture of violence manifested by tens of thousands killed each year by guns, mass murders on campuses, in workplaces and homes, and domestic violence perpetuated primarily against women.For the last three years, Stephanie E. Myers, national co-chair of Black Women for Positive Change, has spearheaded what is growing into a national effort to combat this pervasive violence. She, along with a number of supporters, kicked off the Week of NonViolence on the steps of city hall in D.C. The week of nonviolence is scheduled from Oct.17 to Oct. 25.“This is a very serious issue facing America,” said Myers at a press conference on Oct. 9. “We want to go on record that like Fannie Lou Hamer, we’re sick and tired of young people killed on the street, sick and tired of little girls murdered in their front yard, sick and tired of people attacking our schools, and sick and tired of law enforcement taking advantage because they have weapons and overstep their authority.”She said events and activities will take place in cities such as Pittsburgh, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Chicago, Alexandria and Hampton Roads, Virginia, and St. Louis, Missouri. These events would include a summit on Oct. 17, workshops and seminars and related activities throughout the week. “I believe that it’s time for families, youth, actors, professionals, athletes to come together and that we can change the culture,” Myers said.The regional steering committee for the week is comprised of Christian ministers and priests, Rabbis, Imams and members of other faiths. Alongside them are businesspeople, government officials, residents, and representatives of civil society.Several members of the committee expressed concern about escalating violence on various levels, including homicides in D.C., domestic violence in Prince George’s County, Maryland, and bullying in Alexandria, Virginia.“[Alexandria] Mayor [Bill] Euille and folks from the DMV are working hard to stop violence,” said Ward 5 Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie (D). “According the CDC, the leading cause of death [for young black men between the ages of 15-34] is homicide. I don’t know about you, but that’s a crisis. We need, as governments, to use every resource to stem the tide of violence.”“The culture of violence exists in some American communities,” McDuffie continued. “We cannot arrest ourselves out of this, which is why I advocate a health approach using workforce development, educational agencies, and law enforcement.”Benjamin L. Crump, the attorney representing the families of Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown, unarmed teens shot and killed by a vigilante in 2012 and a Missouri police officer in 2014, respectively, said, “We want to bring attention to dialogue to address violence that happens way too often.” Dr. Myers took leadership and action to stand up for the community, stand up for our children. I’d rather see a sermon rather than hear a sermon every day of the week. What she’s doing is not for the media or the government. It’s for the children.”Mel Franklin, chairman of the Prince George’s County Council, said the community has needed to hear some uncomfortable truths for a long time. “Prince George’s County has the highest incidence of domestic violence in the state of Maryland,” he said. “The overwhelming majority of cases is caused by men. It’s something we have to own up to. And make men and boys a part of this. How do we solve the problem and use of violence? We need to add men’s absence [from the home] and our own personal responsibility. We have to roll up our sleeves and think out of the box.”“Domestic violence knows no race class or division, knows no boundary,” Franklin continued. “We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality . . . This is an opportunity for all of us to join together on an issue that is a clarion call to end violence.”last_img read more

Trumps Promise to the LGBTQ Community a Giant Con

first_imgeTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Equality Federation’s Executive Director Rebecca Isaacs provided commentary, analysis, and background information for this in-depth article from VOX about what a year under Trump has meant for the LGBTQ community.In its first year, the Trump administration has tried to reinstate a ban on transgender people in the military. It has nominated multiple people to the courts and elsewhere who have anti-LGBTQ records. It has directed its army of federal lawyers to take the anti-LGBTQ side in court cases. And it has done some extraordinarily petty things, like refusing to recognize Pride Month….spaceTrump “doesn’t talk a lot about LGBTQ people,” Rebecca Isaacs, executive director of the LGBTQ rights group Equality Federation, told me. “But he’s done so many things that are as anti-LGBTQ as you could possibly be.” She added that they are things that might not seem “as clear as being anti–marriage equality,” but ultimately are anti-LGBTQ. Latest posts by Mark Snyder (see all) The following two tabs change content below.center_img Mark SnyderMark Snyder is the Director of Communications for Equality Federation, and he wishes you a wonderful day. Please share this post with your friends and family. Read more> Equality Federation Responds to Justice Kennedy’s RetirementBeing visible as an LGBTQ person or family is a deeply important act of love and resistance.State Equality Index: How Does Your State Score?last_img read more