10 months agoMan Utd boss Solskjaer: Players will embrace Arsenal FA Cup test

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd boss Solskjaer: Players will embrace Arsenal FA Cup testby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has welcomed their fourth round FA Cup tie with Arsenal.Solskjaer says his players will embrace the test.He said, “Fantastic. We need these games. These players need the big games to be challenged.”Of course, everyone says we’ve won the last five games but [they have] not been [against] big opposition. But you can only beat the teams you play and, for us to get tested and go to the next level, you need those games. And if you want to win the FA Cup, you have to beat everybody.”Assistant coach Michael Carrick added: “It’s a typically nice draw, just when you want a nice little home game!“But if you want to get to the final or win these competitions, you’ve got to play and beat [the best teams] and we’ll look forward to going down there.” last_img read more

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

first_imgSome of the most active companies traded Wednesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (16,149.92, down 46.12 points).Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Health care. Down 15 cents, or 1.36 per cent, to $10.87 on 112 million shares.Aphria Inc. (TSX:APH). Health care. Down $1.52, or 7.31 per cent, to $19.28 on 18.2 million shares.RNC Minerals. (TSX:RNX). Metals. Down four cents, or 9.41 per cent, to 38.5 cents on 18.2 million shares.Cronos Group Inc. (TSX:CRON). Health care. Up $1.31, or 8.77 per cent, to $16.25 on 18 million shares.The Green Organic Dutchman Holdings Inc. (TSX:TGOD). Health care. Up 87 cents, or 11.3 per cent, to $8.58 on 15.3 million sharesHexo Corp. (TSX:HEXO). Health care. Down 63 cents, or 7.22 per cent, to $8.10 on 13.8 million shares.Companies reporting major news:Tilray Inc. (Nasdaq:TLRY). Up $59.08, or 38.1 per cent, to US$214.06 on 30.7 million shares. The marijuana company’s shares continued to soar, one day after the licensed producer said it got approval from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration to export a cannabis drug to California for a clinical trial. The stock peaked at US$300 on the day, following a nearly 30 per cent jump on Tuesday after the Nanaimo, B.C.- based firm announced it got the green light to export cannabis in capsule form to a researcher at a university in the U.S., where the drug is still illegal at the federal level.Cineplex Inc. (TSX:CGX). Up 41 cents, or 1.3 per cent to $32.71. The movie theatre company says it has signed an agreement with immersive cinema company CJ 4DPLEX Co. Ltd. to bring 4DX technology to 13 cinemas. The deal with Seoul-based CJ 4DPLEX will mark the first time Cineplex will deliver 4DX’s motion, wind, fog, rain, lightning, snow, bubbles, vibration and scent features to theatre seats in markets outside of Toronto.last_img read more

YRB crews optimistic about less damage to culverts than in past years

first_imgYRB crews will also be washing off medians on the Alaska Highway in Fort St. John starting early next week. Washing will take place nightly from 5:30pm until 3:30am, Monday-Friday from April 23rd to May 11th. Flaggers will be in place along with a pilot vehicle to control traffic. We ask that anyone traveling during this time on the Alaska Highway to slow down while driving past crews. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — Staff at Yellowhead Road and Bridge are optimistic that despite a higher-than-normal snowpack, they don’t think damage to culverts in the North Peace will be as severe as in previous years.YRB North Peace Operations Manager Rodney Hafner said that YRB decided to use social media for the first time this year in their annual efforts to get local hired equipment to register with them. He explained that the company usually advertises in traditional media, but decided to be proactive in using social media to put the word out. Hafner said that though they’re looking for hired equipment this spring and summer, YRB officials don’t think that this spring will see a higher chance of flooding because of damage to culverts. He explained that though the North Peace has seen a nearly record amount of snow this winter, the cold weather pattern that persisted all winter means there’s a smaller likelihood of those culverts being damaged during the freeze-thaw cycles that occurred in the middle of the winter on several occasions in years past.last_img read more

USA Japan meet amid standstill on North Korea

first_imgWashington: Top leaders of the United States and Japan gathered for talks Friday amid a standstill in diplomacy aimed at reaching a deal with their mutual adversary North Korea. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo welcomed Foreign Minister Taro Kono for talks ahead of a planned expanded session with the two allies’ defense chiefs. The meeting comes nearly two months after President Donald Trump walked away from a summit in Hanoi with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as the United States presses for the authoritarian state to eliminate its nuclear programme. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USWith no visible progress since then, North Korea this week demanded that Pompeo be excluded from future negotiations after he apparently encouraged Trump to stand firm. The regular “two-plus-two” dialogue is one of a flurry of meetings between the allies, with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe due in Washington next week. Trump and his wife Melania will then travel to Japan in May as the first state guests following the enthronement of Naruhito as emperor.last_img read more

Ohio State trying to turn the corner as it welcomes Maryland

Redshirt junior quarterback Cardale Jones (12) surveys the field during a game on Oct. 3 in Bloomington, Indiana. OSU won 34-27. Credit: Samantha Hollingshead / Photo EditorIt might not have been pretty at all times, but a 34-27 win at Indiana has Ohio State off to a winning start in Big Ten play.Now it comes home to welcome a team that did not have that same luxury.Maryland (2-3, 0-1) is gearing up to make its first visit to Columbus after a 28-0 blowout loss at home against Michigan last week.Despite not notching a point against the Wolverines, OSU defensive coordinator Luke Fickell said he thinks the Terrapins will keep the Buckeyes (5-0, 1-0) needing to be alert at all times on defense.“They’re going to move the ball well, they’re going to mix it up, they’re going to keep you on your toes,” Fickell said.Maryland coach Randy Edsall is expected to further keep the Buckeyes on their toes by taking a page out of OSU coach Urban Meyer’s book by choosing not to reveal the starting quarterback until kickoff.Sophomore Caleb Rowe, redshirt junior Perry Hills and redshirt senior Daxx Garman have each split time at quarterback this year.Hills started the Terrapins’ first two games, with Rowe filling in for the next three but Garman getting time in two of them due to Rowe struggling.Fickell said he sees Maryland as a team in a self-discovery period.“They’re trying to figure out who they are, and what best suits them and fits them as they move forward,” he said.Still, senior linebacker Cam Williams said, as the No. 1 team in the nation, OSU expects the opposition’s best efforts each week.“We’re going to get the best shot from the coaches, we’re going to get the best shot from the players. We’re continuing to get looks that are never shown on film, looks that they’ve never had a tendency to do,” Williams said. “It’s almost like a lot of teams are saving up. It’s unique, but it’s a lot of fun because we’re going to get their best shot, but we’re give them our best shot back too.”Williams acknowledged that the Buckeyes are not playing their best ball — highlighted by needing a goal-line stand to stave off an Indiana team that hasn’t beaten OSU since 1988 — but the early struggles could make them a better team as postseason play draws nearer.“It’s always good to experience adversity … We look back at our team last year, we face a lot of adversity,” Williams said. “When you continue to face that adversity a lot, we get tougher, we callous.”Kickoff against Maryland is set for noon.Previously for the TerrapinsMaryland has had a rocky season coming into Week 6. After starting 2-1 with double-digit wins against Richmond and South Florida — with a 21-point loss at home against Bowling Green sandwiched in between — the Terrapins have been blown out in their last two.In Week 4, Maryland visited Morgantown, West Virginia, to face off against the Mountaineers, only to be sent home with a 45-6 beatdown before the shutout loss to Michigan.Out of 127 teams, Maryland ranks in the bottom 25 in the nation in total offense (114th), passing offense (103rd), total defense (109th) and turnover margin (121st).Last yearOn Oct. 6, 2014, the Buckeyes traveled to College Park, Maryland, for the first-ever meeting between the two schools.The game turned into a shootout, as the Buckeyes scored seven touchdowns en route to a 52-24 win.Then-redshirt freshman J.T. Barrett was 18-of-23 for 267 yards and four touchdowns, completing passes to nine different players.Then-senior quarterback C.J. Brown got the start for Maryland, but was pulled for Rowe after throwing three interceptions in 22 attempts.Rowe threw one pick of his own, which was taken back 19 yards for a score by then-freshman linebacker Raekwon McMillan.Injury reportFickell said the foot injury junior cornerback Cam Burrows is dealing with could keep him out for several weeks, but it is unknown if he will need surgery.Burrows’ injury is another hit to a depleted secondary that is already missing sophomore cornerback Damon Webb, who will miss his third straight game due to an indefinite suspension.“It makes us kind of go back to the drawing board and try to substitute and try to get your best 11 guys on the field and try to match up sometimes with personnels, you start to get thin,” Fickell said.Sophomore H-back Curtis Samuel had only one carry and no receptions last week. According to Meyer, however, he “feels better” after back spasms limited him in practice before the Indiana game. Samuel is listed as the starting No. 2 receiver on the depth chart.Redshirt senior wide receiver Corey Smith, meanwhile, will not be back on the field this season after suffering a broken leg during the second half at Indiana. Coming back at the receiver spot, though, is redshirt freshman Parris Campbell, who missed two games with a knee injury.Up nextAfter hosting the Terrapins, the Buckeyes are scheduled to stay in Columbus for their first home night game of the season on Oct. 17. Kickoff is set for 8 p.m. at Ohio Stadium. read more

Ohio State mens soccer falls to Hoosiers

Heading into Saturday afternoon’s game, the Ohio State men’s soccer team knew it had the opportunity to seal an outright Big Ten regular season championship with a victory over No. 9-Indiana. That proved to be a tall order and the Hoosiers escaped with a 1-0 win in Bloomington, Ind. The lone score came with just 14 seconds remaining in the first half when Indiana sophomore defender Matt McKain lofted a ball into the box that teammate and fellow sophomore Nikita Kotlov converted into a goal just past OSU junior goalkeeper Matt Lampson. The lead held as the teams finished with 11 shots apiece. Lampson ended the day with five saves. The Buckeyes dropped to 10-6-2 overall and 4-2 in the Big Ten as Indiana improved to 11-3-4 overall and 3-2-1 in conference play. Head coach John Bluem said in a press release that he thought Indiana was probably the best team in the league and they played well today. “It was certainly a disappointment to come away without a win and not win the championship outright,” Bluem said in the release. “But it was definitely a difficult task at hand.” It was the first shutout loss for the Buckeyes since a 1-0 loss to fifth-ranked Louisville on Sept. 25. A Big Ten championship seemed unlikely for the Buckeyes a month ago after losing to Northwestern 3-2 on Oct. 9 in a game that Bluem told The Lantern was “one of the worst performances by an Ohio State team in (his) 15 years here.” The Buckeyes were 7-5-1 overall and 2-1 in the conference at that time and appeared to be on the outside looking in. However, the Buckeyes went 3-0-1 in the next four contests to set themselves up with a chance to win the title. With OSU losing to Indiana and Northwestern (10-4-4, 4-0-2) winning over Michigan, the Buckeyes finish second in the league behind the Wildcats. The loss likely also puts the Buckeyes out of NCAA tournament consideration. The No. 2-seeded Buckeyes will try to rebound quickly as they have their first Big Ten Tournament game against No. 7 seed Penn State Wednesday at 3:45 p.m. at U-M Soccer Stadium in Ann Arbor, Mich. read more

Kenai Fire Department Responded To A Vehicle Fire Last Night

first_imgKenai Fire Department responded and were able to extinguish the fire within minutes. At this time the cause of the fire is under investigation. There were no reported injuries. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Kenai Fire Department responded to a single vehicle fire last night on the Kenai Spur Highway near the Cook Inlet Viewpoint intersection.center_img According to KFD Captain Mark Anderson the occupants of the vehicle were able to exit the car prior to it becoming completely engulfed in flames.last_img read more

Sport Fishing Groups Oppose Walkers Fish Board Nomination

first_imgWalker picked Fields to replace Alan Cain, a retired Alaska Wildlife Trooper who lives in Anchorage. If Fields were confirmed, Anchorage wouldn’t have a board representative. Fields has worked in commercial fishing and fisheries policy. The legislature must confirm Fields to fill a three-year term starting in July. The groups say Walker is trying to break an unwritten rule about the balance of power between commercial and sports fishing interests, saying it “matters where someone is from and what that person’s experience is.” Sixteen outdoor sporting organizations are urging  state legislators to reject the nomination of Duncan Fields of Kodiak to the Board of Fish.center_img The seven-member board has traditionally been made up of three spots for commercial fishing, three for sport and personal use and one seat for subsistence. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Sport fishing groups are opposing Governor Bill Walker’s most recent nomination for the state Board of Fisheries.last_img read more

Ad Page Bleeding Slows

first_imgThe demand for print advertising continued to fall in 2013, but the pace of those losses has slowed, according to a year-end report from the MPA-The Association for Magazine Media.Total ad pages for the 207 consumer magazines tracked fell 4.1 percent year-over-year—the industry’s 13th-consecutive year of declines. Ad revenue actually rose 1.1 percent, though it’s traditionally seen as a less reliable measure. Pages and revenue declined 8.2 percent and 3 percent, respectively, in 2012.The industry’s major publishers saw mixed results, holding titles on both ends of the ad-page spectrum.Meredith, for example, claims the epicurean, Eating Well (61.1 percent), and Hispanic title, Siempre Mujer (-19.2). Condé Nast—with Bon Appetit (22.3) and Bride’s (-24.1)—Hearst—with Town & Country (20.7) and Road & Track (-21.4)—and Time Inc.—with Sports Illustrated Kids (15) and Essence (-13.4)— each followed suit. As with Eating Well and Bon Appetit, 2013 was a strong year for many epicurean titles. EveryDay with Rachel Ray (9.6), Taste of Home (7.1) and Saveur (6.5) were among the top performers. “Food and food products” was up 1.2 percent in ad pages as an advertising category.See also: Cross-Platform Magazine Advertising Up 6 Percent Health and fitness magazines also saw a boost with Muscle & Fitness Hers (34.6), Women’s Health (28.1), Men’s Fitness (27.3) and Men’s Health (25.4), while men’s titles Esquire (17.1), Details (15.1) and GQ (10) posted solid gains.Conversely, auto—Autoweek (-21.7), Road & Track (-21.4) and Car and Driver (-11.3)—news—The Atlantic (-16.8), The Economist (-16.1), Time (-11.4)—and business—Forbes (-10.4), Money (-10.1), Harvard Business Review (-6.9)—were among the hardest hit categories.last_img read more

Court asks cops to sue Farhad Mazhar wife

first_imgFarhad MazharRevoking its earlier order within hours, a Dhaka court asked police on Thursday to file a case against poet and columnist Farhad Mazhar and his wife Farida Akhter over the poet’s alleged abduction.The court of Dhaka metropolitan magistrate Khurshid Alam passed the order in the afternoon accepting the final report submitted by the Detective Branch of police in a case filed over the alleged abduction, reports UNB.Earlier, in the day, the court adjourned hearing on the case until 9 January asking Farida to file a no-confidence petition when she rejected the DB probe report and sought time for filing the petition.On 14 November, DB Inspector Mahbubul Islam, also investigation officer of the case, submitted the final report to the court mentioning that they did not find any proof of abduction.The report also called for taking action under sections 109 and 211 of the penal code against Farhad Mazhar and his wife for filing a ‘false’ case of abduction.The court then fixed 7 December for the hearing.On 3 July, family members claimed that Farhad Mazhar had been kidnapped by unknown miscreants from Adabar in the capital in the early hours of the day.Later, police found him in a ‘Hanif Paribahan’ bus in Jessore around 11:30pm on the same day while he was returning to Dhaka from Khulna.His wife filed the case with Adabar police station. Later, the case was transferred to the DB police.last_img read more