10 months agoDiop backing West Ham to deal in Nasri

first_imgDiop backing West Ham to deal in Nasriby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWest Ham defender Issa Diop is backing Samir Nasri to sign.The former Arsenal midfielder, a free agent, has been training with the Hammers for the past two months.West Ham have now offered Nasri a contract and Diop told RMC: “He has been training with us for a while. “He’s fine, he’s very fit. He is very good at training. He demonstrates all his technical quality. He is a great player. “Will Nasri join West Ham? I hope. If he signs, he will do us a lot of good.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

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Ohio State Fan Gets “85 Yards Through The Heart Of The South” Tattoo

first_imgezekiel elliott runs the ball during the sugar bowl win over alabamaNEW ORLEANS, LA – JANUARY 01: Ezekiel Elliott #15 of the Ohio State Buckeyes runs the ball against the Alabama Crimson Tide during the All State Sugar Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 1, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Ohio State and Alabama met in the Sugar Bowl this past January, and, as we all know, the Buckeyes emerged victorious behind a 230-yard rushing performance from running back Ezekiel Elliott. One OSU fan has decided to ink herself in honor of Zeke’s big day.The Ohio State fan, Veronica Chapa, went a bit of a different route, though. Chapa got a tattoo that mimics a tee shirt that Eleven Warriors sold in the aftermath of the contest. It’s titled “85 Yards Through The Heart Of The South.” It honor’s Elliott’s 85-yard run that gave Ohio State a 42-28 lead late in the fourth quarter.Tattoo perfect, still number 1!!#GoBucks #BuckeyeForLife #BuckeyeNation #Buckeyes #Zone6 pic.twitter.com/CWDWiXwdUY— Veronica Chapa (@veronicalchapa) October 22, 2015The wait is over. Get your “85 Yards Through the Heart of the South” tee now. http://t.co/igvja54KZd pic.twitter.com/GmRzIuHhOE— Eleven Warriors (@11W) February 20, 2015Ohio State fans – what do you think?last_img read more

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Sleepless nights and a lot of work for SA Team Director ahead

first_imgJohannesburg: South Africa’s newly-appointed interim Team Director Enoch Nkwe says he is enduring a lot of sleepless nights to find the “best formula” for his side to perform well during the tough tour of India starting next week. Nkwe, who was appointed last month following South Africa’s disastrous campaign in the World Cup under coach Ottis Gibson, said a lot of work has been done ahead of the tour beginning with the T20 series on September 15 in Dharamsala. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over Chandigarh “A lot has been happening behind the scenes to find the best formula of going to India ” he said ahead of the team’s departure on Thursday. “It is sleepless nights but for a good cause and it is also an exciting challenge for everyone. It has been long hours communicating with the support staff and the organisation who have been helpful to ensure that I deliver the right things for the team.” The three-match T20 series will be followed by a three-match Test series beginning October 2. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced later “There has been serious amount of work and we are slowly getting there in terms of building up to the tour. We have been working hard enough to ensure that by the time we come together as a group we are able to create clear direction and structure,” said Nkwe. Former Proteas all-rounder Lance Klusener has been roped in as batting consultant for the T20 series and Nkwe said his presence will be valuable. “He has plenty of experience he is someone who embraces and likes his way of dealing with white ball cricket. He has been around the world not just from a playing perspective but he has been involved in T20 leagues around the world over the last few years. “I see him making a serious impact and sharing some of the ides that have worked for him. He is excited with the journey that lies ahead for this team in India and we will unpack with him as we go along. He will add a lot of value for us in the coming months and that is good for us.” India head into the home series high on confidence, having dominated the West Indies in all three formats in the contest played in the Caribbean. Nkwe said they would rather focus on their preparation than think about the opposition. “To be honest I have not had enough time to watch the opposition. I have asked the performance analyst Prasanna Agoram to look into it,” he said. “We also don’t want to invest too much time on the opposition. We need to find our own way for the four years that are coming and hopefully I will form part of that plan going forward. “We want to come back from India with some sort of blueprint for whoever will be taking over on a full-time basis to be in a good position,” added Nkwe.last_img read more

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Jennifer Holness and Sudz Sutherland win The Jackie Robinson Fortitude Award

center_img Advertisement Congratulations to Jennifer Holness and Sudz Sutherland, winners of The Jackie Robinson Fortitude Award! Presented by the Toronto Community Advisory Board, it recognizing their achievements in film and television, and their exemplary example of partnership and relationship. They founded their TIFF, Gemini and Canadian Screen award winning production company Hungry Eyes Film & Television. They have 3 beautiful daughters and are active in their community, mentoring young filmmakers.Jen and Sudz’s newest project is CBC’s Shoot The Messenger TV Series , a gripping 8-part drama series that follows a rookie reporter who witnesses a murder, and while investigating becomes enmeshed in a sticky web of drugs, guns, gang and too big to fail plot of political and corporate corruption. You can watch all four episodes online at bit.ly/SHTMEp1 and new episodes Mondays at 9pm on CBC!Award presented at 1st Fridays Women & Men Edition : This Friday November 11th, 2016 @ FUSE Restaurant2nd Floor – 366 Queen St. E., Toronto ON Twitterlast_img read more

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Montreal emerges as luxury real estate hot spot Sothebys report says

first_imgVANCOUVER – Montreal is emerging as a luxury real estate “hot spot,” while Vancouver and Toronto sales should pick up this fall after somewhat sluggish times, according to a new report.Sotheby’s International Realty Canada’s rosy outlook comes despite a slew of policy changes, including some from Ottawa and a couple provincial governments designed to cool the country’s hot housing markets. However, Canada’s strong economic performance will boost the market in the coming months, says the real estate sales and marketing company.“The psychological confidence that people had in the marketplace was shaken by all of the different factors that were put in there,” said Brad Henderson, CEO of Sotheby’s International Realty Canada, of a recent drop in sales in properties of more than $1 million in Toronto.In July and August, sales of condominiums and houses over $1 million in Toronto fell 27 per cent compared to the same months the year before, according to the report. Transactions of properties over $4 million in the city fell by nearly the same amount — 28 per cent.Part of that drop came as buyers and sellers in Ontario grappled with a new 15 per cent tax on foreign buyers of properties in the Greater Golden Horseshoe Region, which includes Toronto and several nearby areas, introduced by the provincial government in late April.Ontario followed British Columbia’s footsteps in the policy. The B.C. government implemented a similar levy on foreign buyers in the Metro Vancouver area in August 2016, and the province experienced a drop in luxury property sales shortly thereafter.In Vancouver, the report says, sales of luxury real estate over $1 million dropped 23 per cent in the first half of the year compared to 2016. But, sales increased five per cent during July and August, compared to the same months last year.Sotheby’s anticipated the Toronto market would pull back not only due to the impact of its foreign buyers’ tax, but also because of a move to stricter lending rules by the federal government last year, and two recent hikes in the benchmark interest rate from the Bank of Canada.While that tempered the psychological confidence in the Toronto market, Henderson said, it boosted people’s confidence in Quebec, where the provincial government has yet to intervene.In Montreal, sales of condominiums and homes over $1 million jumped 60 per cent year over year this July and August.Sotheby’s forecasts Montreal will “emerge as a strong leader on Canada’s luxury real estate landscape this fall,” according to the report.Henderson rejects the idea that growth is primarily coming from foreign buyers who have shifted away from the newly-taxed Vancouver and Toronto markets. Though, the report cites some anecdotal evidence of “an uptick in interest from foreign buyers seeking residences.”Instead, Montreal is an attractive place to live and work, Henderson said, with the added bonus of having comparatively less expensive real estate prices.Sotheby’s also anticipates “a brisk and active” market for luxury real estate in Toronto this fall and for Vancouver to regain momentum as a strong Canadian economy is expected to boost confidence and performance in the autumn months.In Calgary, the report says “tentative optimism is set to gain ground” as the city emerges from a recession.— Follow @AleksSagan on Twitter.last_img read more

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Statistics Canada reports wholesale sales up 07 per cent in November

first_imgOTTAWA – Statistics Canada says wholesale sales rose 0.7 per cent in November to $63.6 billion.The food, beverage and tobacco subsector led the increase, rising 1.9 per cent to $12.2 billion.Another major reason for the increase was the motor vehicle and parts subsector, which climbed 0.7 per cent to $12.0 billion.Sales were up in six of seven subsectors, representing 99 per cent of wholesale sales.In terms of volume, wholesale sales increased 0.5 per cent.Regionally, Ontario led the way as it saw sales climb 1.7 per cent to $32.9 billion in November, while sales in Quebec and British Columbia fell 0.5 per cent and 0.7 per cent respectively.last_img

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US factories grew again in January but a bit more slowly

first_imgWASHINGTON – American manufacturers expanded again last month, though more slowly than in December.The Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of purchasing managers, reported Thursday that its manufacturing index dipped to 59.1 in January from a revised 59.3 in December. But any reading above 50 signals growth, and U.S. factories have been expanding for 17 straight months.Among 18 manufacturing industries, 14 grew in January, led by textile mills and makers of fabricated metal products. Export orders grew faster, while manufacturers’ new orders, production and hiring increased more slowly.Overall, American industry remains strong, thanks in large part to a pickup in global economic growth and a weakening dollar, which makes U.S. products less costly in foreign markets.Last week, the Commerce Department said orders for long-lasting manufactured goods rose 2.9 per cent in December, the fastest pace since June, lifted by a surge in orders for commercial aircraft. Excluding the volatile transportation sector, durable goods orders still rose a healthy 0.6 per cent.The American economy as a whole appears to be generally healthy. Economic growth clocked in last year at 2.3 per cent, up from 1.5 per cent in 2016. Unemployment has dropped to a 17-year low 4.1 per cent.last_img read more

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Montreal to host annual world artificial intelligence summit through 2021

first_imgMONTREAL – Montreal has been selected to host a major artificial intelligence summit for at least three years.The London-based firm behind World Summit AI says the event between 2019 to 2021 follows the second edition currently taking place in Amsterdam.Quebec’s largest city has become a global hub for research and excellence in AI, with participation from McGill University and the University of Montreal, where AI pioneer Yoshua Bengio works.The city has attracted major digital players including Google, Microsoft, IBM, Samsung, Thales and Facebook, all of which have set up AI research labs.last_img

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Japan says it will leave IWC to resume commercial whaling

first_imgTOKYO — Japan says it is leaving the International Whaling Commission to resume commercial hunts but says it will no longer go to the Antarctic to hunt.Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said Wednesday that Japan’s commercial whaling will be limited to its territorial and economic waters.The IWC imposed a commercial moratorium in the 1980s due to a dwindling whale population. Japan switched to what it calls research whaling and says stocks have recovered enough to resume commercial hunt. The research program was criticized as a cover for commercial hunting as the meat is sold on the market at home.Japan has said the IWC has become more like an opponent of whaling than an organization aiming for sustainability.Japan has cut back on its catch as Japanese consume less whale meat.The Associated Presslast_img read more

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Fire Chief and Founder of Peace FM in Chetwynd passes away

first_imgCHETWYND, B.C. – A longtime member of the B.C. Peace passed away late Wednesday.Leo Sabulsky of Chetwynd passed away after battling cancer.  Sabulsky helped to launch Chetwynd’s only radio station Peace FM and later the TV station CHET TV.  Sabulsky was also the Fire Chief for the District of Chetwynd since 1998.The following was shared by Peace FM in Chetwynd: In the early evening of July 10th, 2019 – the most giving and tenacious man this world will ever know slipped away from us at the age of 67. Leo Sabulsky leaves behind his devoted and loving wife Janice and their three adoring children Aimee (Daniel and Maisee), Alesia (David, Mateus, Neves and Alyvia) and Michael (Tobi and Nicholas).Born and raised in Grindrod, BC – Leo grew up on the family farm with his father Nicholas, mother Mary and two siblings, Juanita and Dennis. Leo’s compassion and caring for animals was renowned and culminated in numerous awards through 4-H. In 1970 Leo was nationally recognized by 4-H Canada for his exemplary service and was awarded a two-month agriculture scholarship in Japan. Evident by his yearly display of flowers and vegetable filled greenhouse – Leo’s ability to reap harvest of greenery not suited for the region was always a testament to both his natural talent and obstinance.Leo was known far and wide as a selfless man whose sense of community knew no bounds. A man who,when told something couldn’t be done, went out and did it. This became part of who he was and he invited any opportunity to benefit those around him. An educator for 33-years, Leo had an unparalleled gift to connect and communicate with his students. His clever teaching style and passion for history, geography and agriculture is still spoken of with great fondness.As chairman of the Chetwynd Communications Society, Leo pursued his dream of creating Chetwynd’s own radio station. In 1997 he obtained the first “Class A” community radio licence in Canada and thus began the journey of CHET FM. Leo’s pursuits did not end there as he spearheaded the creation of CHET TV, CHAD FM and eventually all that would be known as Peace FM. Leo loved supporting the community and in particular, entertaining listeners with his weekly radio show, Leo & Friends.Leo first got a taste for firefighting at the age of 16 as a summer student with the BC Wildfire Service. He joined the Salmon Arm Volunteer Fire Department in 1976 and in 1977 upon arrival to Chetwynd joined the Chetwynd Volunteer Fire Department. Leo became Fire Chief in 1994 and remained so until his retirement in June 2019. Leo had an exceptional attendance record, even at the height of his illness and was known for his unconventional tactics and unending resolve. Leo’s call to service was tantamount to who he was. This community has lost an amazing teacher, a dear friend and a true hero.A memorial for Leo will be announced later this month. Should you wish to honour Leo’s name, donations can be made in his memory to the Kordyban Lodge in Prince George or the BC SPCA. The Sabulsky family actively encourages you to share your most cherished memories of Leo to assist us all in these times of grief.last_img read more

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