TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Agent: Napoli like Fiorentina midfielder Veretoutby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveThe agent of Jordan Veretout expects him to stay with Fiorentina this month.The former Aston Villa midfielder has been superb for the Viola this season.“[Napoli sporting director Cristiano] Giuntoli likes Veretout, I’ve spoken about that several times,” Mario Giuffredi reiterated on Radio Marte.“January isn’t his market though, because Fiorentina are aiming for Europe so he’ll stay with the Viola until June.“He’s a great player who costs a lot, and clubs can’t always make those kind of investments in January. €30-35m is not a figure to spend in January.”
Ex-Leicester striker Tony Cottee: This club going placesby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Leicester City striker Tony Cottee believes his old club is “going places”.Cottee is impressed by the changes the Foxes has made over the years.He said, “I think it’s certainly a club that’s going places. “I had the pleasure of going to the training ground recently and seeing how they’ve improved the training ground with a new training ground to come next year. There’s not been too many pennies held back with that, there’s a lot of money gone into the infrastructure of the Football Club and big plans for the stadium.“Looking at the pitch here, I’m a little bit jealous, I’ve got to be honest! I’d love to be at the Club now and playing in what are great times for the Club. I had the privilege of playing 20 years ago with a great squad of players.“You look at the squad that’s here now and how the Club is for the present. The past is all well and good, but you have to make sure the present and the future is in good hands and I think it is.“We all know what happened three years ago and the wonderful season that Leicester had. I’m looking to the present and the future and I think it’s a really, really good squad of players and an excellent manager who’s forward-thinking and wants to take the Club onto the next level.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Arsenal boss Emery unconcerned about Nketiah at Leeds: I respect Bielsaby Freddie Taylor5 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal manager Unai Emery is unconcerned about Eddie Nketiah’s loan at Leeds United.The 20-year-old striker has struggled for game time at Elland Road this season.”Now is not the moment, we are in October,” said the Spaniard. “He is in Leeds and I respect the coach and his decision.”Firstly I respect his coach (Marcelo Bielsa) and his decision. I think he is going to play more. He is going to deserve it.”Each match he plays with Leeds and the national team is important for him and important for Arsenal also because we want him to get confidence and take experience and use it in the future for us.”He is doing it. He is maybe playing less than we want, but I am sure he will play more.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say
APTN National NewsFor decades the Lubicon Lake Cree Nation in northern Alberta has been a house divided.For the last few years, there were two band councils, one led by Bernard Ominyak, the other by his brother-in-law Steven Noskey.Noskey this week wrote to the federal government saying he is stepping down and Ominiyak is now chief.Noskey’s letter read in part:“The Lubicon Lake Indian Nation demands that INAC and its agents immediately remove themselves from the community and refrain from all further interference with the community and its long established customs.”Ominyak was chief of the impoverished band since the 1970s. He was against multi-national corporations taking oil and gas from Cree territory without consulatation.This led to the formation of the Little Buffalo band in the 1980s and the creation of Noskey’s council in Lubicon Lake in 2009.Since 2009, the band has been under third-party management and has refused to sign any deals with Canada or oil companies.Aboriginal Affairs Minister John Duncan could not be reached for comment.
OTTAWA – A severe shortage of rail cars has left millions of tonnes of in-demand grain trapped across Western Canada and farmers warn that billions of dollars in economic activity could be lost unless the government acts soon.Representatives of the agriculture industry were in Ottawa on Thursday pressuring legislators to provide relief to grain farmers unable to access the money they need for the coming growing season. A lack of rail capacity means producers can’t transport last year’s crop to market to pay off that season’s input loans, they say.Planting season is around the corner and last year’s loans are coming due, said Ron Bonnett, head of the Canadian Federation of Agriculture, adding that government inaction could mean serious hardship for farming families across the prairies.“We need action,” Bonnett said. “We’re going to have farmers who are struggling to pay their bills and families that are suffering because of inaction by government and by the railroads.”Bonnett said the inability to move grain from bins, elevators and fields across the country is eroding the credibility of the grain industry and he warned that a lack of government action could plunge the country into a grain crisis as serious as in 2013-14, which cost the economy $8 billion.Proposed legislation, Bill C-49, would give the government the tools to help farmers with cash flow and compel railways to move the grain or face penalties, but those measures are tied to separate provisions around a new air passenger bill of rights — provisions that have raised concerns in the Senate, where the bill has stalled.Agricultural Minister Lawrence MacAulay said he and Transport Minister Marc Garneau are urging the Senate to pass the legislation.“We put an excellent bill together,” MacAulay said, adding that he has told Canadian National Railway executives to fix the bottleneck as quickly as possible.“A lot of consultation was done in order to make sure we put a bill in place that would address not today’s issue, not tomorrow’s issue, but for years down the road. That’s what Bill C-49 is all about.”But for Dan Mazier, who heads Manitoba’s Keystone Agricultural Producers, the buck stops on Garneau’s desk. The transport minister has repeatedly refused to split the bill’s sections in order to let the rail provisions pass more quickly.An Ag Transport Coalition report released late last month found Canada’s largest railways supplied only 38 per cent of the grain cars requested by producers on time over a week-long period in mid-February.The report pegged Canadian National’s performance over that period at 17 per cent — marking a sixth consecutive week of declines.The grain crisis four years ago saw the then-Conservative government order the biggest rail lines to double the amount of grain being moved or face penalties as high as $100,000 a week.On Thursday, Opposition MPs pushed the government to act before the House of Commons begins a two-week break next week.John Barlow, a Conservative agriculture critic, called the rail car backlog a crisis.“If we wait any longer, it’s going to be much too late for our producers to get their goods to market,” he told reporters.Barlow was flanked by NDP MP Alistair MacGregor, who echoed his colleague’s call for urgent action.“This is an issue that is of the utmost seriousness and it demands action across party lines,” he said, adding that Opposition politicians pushed the government without success to separate the grain transportation measures, which are widely supported, from the rest of the omnibus bill.Saskatchewan MP Randy Hoback, a former chair of the Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association, highlighted the cost to farmers of rail delays forcing ships to wait in harbour, which adds up to thousands of dollars a day.“You’ve got grain in the bins. You’ve got consumers wanting that grain. You’ve got ships sitting in harbour. And the only thing holding you up is rail.”Kate Fenske, a spokeswoman for CN Rail, said in an email that “challenging conditions” are to blame for the company’s performance.“As weather continues to improve, so is our network fluidity,” she said.– Follow @gwomand on Twitter
CALGARY, A.B. – The National Energy Board says renewable sources of electricity in Canada will grow over the next 20 years but so will Canadian oil and natural gas production.In a new report, the national regulator says Canadians will learn to use less energy, even as the economy grows, through to 2040.Under its reference or base case, the NEB predicts total Canadian electricity generation will increase by about 12percentt from 2017 to 2040, with most of the new sources from natural gas, wind or hydro. By 2040, the share of non-emitting electricity generation rises to nearly 84 percent, compared to about 80 percent now.The NEB forecasts crude oil production will grow to 6.9 million barrels per day in 2040, up 58 percent from 4.4 million barrels per day in 2017, with most of the increase from the oilsands.The board envisions price discounts for Western Canadian Select bitumen blend compared with U.S. benchmark crude will remain higher than typical at US$26.30 per barrel in 2020 but will return to a sustained level of US$14 per barrel by 2027.Carbon intensity in Canadian energy sources will decline, it says, as more natural gas is consumed at the expense of coal and oil products.(THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Islamabad: Pakistan’s former military ruler Pervez Musharraf has been admitted to a hospital in Dubai after suffering a reaction from a rare disease that has weakened his nervous system, his party has said. General (retd) Musharraf, 75, who has been living in Dubai since March 2016, is facing the treason case for suspending the Constitution in 2007, a punishable offence for which he was indicted in 2014. A conviction for high treason carries the death penalty or life imprisonment. Also Read – US, Japan sign trade agreements on agriculture and digital exportThe former army chief left for Dubai for medical treatment and has not returned since, citing security and health reasons. Musharraf was rushed to the hospital as an emergency on Saturday night after his condition suddenly worsened, All Pakistan Muslim League (APML) Secretary-General Mehrene Adam Malik said Sunday. APML Overseas President Afzaal Siddiqui told DawnNewsTV that Musharraf suffered a reaction from amyloidosis, a rare condition for which the former president has been receiving medical care. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USAccording to the party, the former president has been advised complete bed rest by doctors till his full recovery. Siddiqui informed about Musharraf’s illness in October last year, saying the former president’s disease has “weakened his nervous system”. At the time, he was being treated for the condition in London. “Due to amyloidosis, broken protein starts getting deposited in various organs,” Siddiqui said. “[As a result] Pervez Musharraf has difficulty in standing and walking.” Amyloidosis is a rare disease that occurs when a substance called amyloid builds up in a person’s organs. Amyloid is an abnormal protein that is produced in the bone marrow and can be deposited in any tissue or organ. Amyloidosis can affect different organs in different people. Amyloidosis frequently affects the heart, kidneys, liver, spleen, nervous system and digestive tract. Severe amyloidosis can lead to life-threatening organ failure.
Raipur: A Naxal was killed in a gunbattle with security forces in Chhattisgarh’s Narayanpur district on the day of polling for the Bastar Lok Sabha constituency on Thursday, police said. The encounter took place in the restive Orchha area of the district when ultras attacked a team of security forces guarding a helipad, Director General (Anti-Naxal Operation) Girdhari Nayak told PTI. Firing on security forces by the rebels triggered the gunbattle, which left one Naxal dead, he said. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’ The ultras later escaped from the spot, from where the Naxal’s body was recovered, Nayak said. A combing operation was underway in the area, around 300 km from state capital Raipur, the IPS officer said. The Naraynpur assembly segment falls in the Bastar Lok Sabha constituency where polling was held Thursday. Voting in the assembly segment ended at 3 pm after which polling personnel from interior pockets were airlifted to Naraynpur town by helicopters.
Burnley are very likely to qualify for the Europa League because of their successful Premier League campaign and Ashley Barnes is certain that he and his teammates will be able to handle it.It has been always difficult for minor clubs to handle playing in both domestic league and European competitions but Barnes believes that Burnley will be able to deal with this situation which is going to be a new one for them.The Burnley player spoke about his side’s future as he said, according to Sky Sports:“Of course it will be difficult but it’s another challenge we will be ready for.”Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“It’s going to be another tough season, we have still got two games left this year. Hopefully, we can finish on a high and come back next year ready.”“We obviously have to qualify for the group stages so it’s going to be difficult but it’s a challenge we look forward to.”“This has been a fantastic season. If you look at the teams above us, it’s an unbelievable achievement to be behind those six teams.”
Moscow and Russia defender Sergei Ignashevich has vowed that his team will try to exploit Spain’s weaknesses during the upcoming round of 16 matches at the FIFA World Cup.Russia, who finished second in Group A will face Group B winners Spain in Moscow on Sunday. They could have played Portugal in the last 16 but Fernando Santos’s side finished second behind Spain on goals scored.“There is no difference, Portugal and Spain have completely different styles of playing. It’s not so obvious whom it would be more difficult to face. We’ll try to exploit Spain’s weaknesses, if there are any, of course. Our task is to prepare well and to play at the maximum of our abilities. We’ll run even more and exert even more pressure on them if we need to,” Ignashevich told journalists via FourFourTwo.Scotland needs a hero: Billy Dodds Manuel R. Medina – September 10, 2019 According to former striker, Billy Dodds his country needs a hero to inspire future generations as the team’s hope to qualify to the EURO 2020 is small.The 38-year-old continued by saying that Russia would exploit Span’s tendency to leave free zones in their half of the pitch.According to him, the fact that the match will be held at Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium was “the only advantage” of being the Group A runners-up.