a month agoUkraine coach Andriy Shevchenko: Do I regret Chelsea move?

first_imgUkraine coach Andriy Shevchenko: Do I regret Chelsea move?by Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveUkraine coach Andriy Shevchenko has no regrets over his time with Chelsea.For many, Shevchenko flopped as a Blue.But he told Vesti.ua: “Was the transfer to Chelsea a mistake? In no case. I’m not even going to discuss this topic. “I do not tidy up the past. You see, this is a normal life process. “Everything goes as it should have happened, so it happened.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Video: Young Tar Heels Fan Mimics UNC’s Starters In Ridiculously Cute Pregame Ritual

first_imgClose-up view of North Carolina player's sneakers.GREENVILLE, SC – MARCH 17: A detailed shot of shoes worn by a North Carolina Tar Heels player are seen in the first half against the Texas Southern Tigers during the first round of the 2017 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament at Bon Secours Wellness Arena on March 17, 2017 in Greenville, South Carolina. The North Carolina Tar Heels won 103-64. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)North Carolina basketball fans are among some of the most passionate in the sport. Tuesday night, we got a look at perhaps the most dedicated Tar Heels supporter of all. A woman named Amy Howe Hoots posted a Facebook video of (presumably) her son’s pregame ritual for UNC home games. The young man, mimicking North Carolina’s starting five, rips off his warmup shirt to reveal a game jersey after listening to the national anthem. It’s fantastic – check it out: Post by Amy Howe Hoots.If this kid is any good at basketball, we’re pretty sure we know where he’ll wind up playing in college.[Barstool U]last_img read more

Video: ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith Says Jim Harbaugh “Not Even In Same Sentence As Nick Saban”

first_imgStephen A. Smith speaks to Syracuse.While college football fans around the country grab their popcorn and wait for the latest Jim Harbaugh jab thrown in the direction of Nick Saban – or vice versa – ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith decided to chime in on the discussion, and he wasn’t pulling any punches. Tuesday morning during ESPN’s First Take, Smith let it fly, pointing out that, in terms of winning, one of these coaches isn’t even in the same discussion as the other. First Take posted the video to YouTube. Harbaugh’s college football coaching career is just getting started, but he does have quite a bit of winning to do if he wants to catch up to Saban. MORE FROM COLLEGE SPUN:Predicting The Next 5 CFP Fields5 Reasons Jim Harbaugh Is Great For College FootballCollege Football’s 8 “Blue Bloods”last_img read more

Auditor general calls for long term financial forecasts as oil revenue decreases

first_imgFinance Minister Joe Ceci, in a statement, said the report, “reinforces our position that we need to get off the oil and gas roller-coaster. Quality services should not depend on the price of oil.”Ceci noted the current budget has a six-year plan to erase the budget deficit.Political opponents, however, have said Ceci’s plan is based on questionable assumptions, including the construction of the Kinder Morgan oil pipeline expansion.Saher completes his eight-year term as auditor general at the end of the month. Saher says long-term forecasts looking decades down the road, such as used in Norway, help keep government spending on track as a constant reminder that oil resources will run out and that planning for a post-oil future is critical.Alberta has been running multibillion-dollar deficits due to a prolonged slump in oil prices.Saher says Alberta risks not capitalizing on its remaining oil and gas revenue if governments take a short-term view in future planning.“I have no idea what the (government) plan is going out into the future,” Saher said Thursday.“I think there’s a tendency generally, we’re human beings, that the future will take care of itself.“That is incredibly risky for a group of people to rely on.” EDMONTON, A.B. – Alberta’s auditor general says a long-term fiscal projection would help the province as it deals with oil price swings and a diminishing non-renewable resource.In his farewell report, Merwan Saher says enormous oil revenues, such as have been enjoyed by Alberta in the past, can be a double-edged sword.He says such petroleum windfalls can become easy substitutes for strong economic fundamentals in good times, leading to much bigger problems when the prices crash.center_img He will be replaced by Doug Wylie, who becomes Alberta’s 11th auditor general.(THE CANADIAN PRESS)last_img read more

Suncor refinery restart to ease Petro Canada service station fuel outages

first_imgShe says the shortage of gasoline and other fuels in Western Canada was made worse because other suppliers were also offline, preventing Petro-Canada stations from using alternative sources.She says she doesn’t know how many stations were without fuel supplies.Fisher says Suncor is apologizing to customers who were inconvenienced by the outages, adding the last time it had such severe shortfall was two years ago in the wake of the Fort McMurray wildfire.“As they ran out, we’ve been working to replenish but some of them haven’t been replenished,” she said. “We do know this is an inconvenience for our customers and we do apologize.” CALGARY, A.B. – Suncor Energy Inc. says a fuel supply shortage that left some of its Petro-Canada stations in the four western provinces with no gasoline to pump should clear up in the next few days.Stations began running out of fuel about two weeks ago in Edmonton and Calgary, followed by some Petro-Canada outlets in Saskatchewan, Manitoba and B.C.Spokeswoman Nicole Fisher says Suncor’s 142,000 barrel-a-day Edmonton refinery was restarted last week after being shut down for regular spring maintenance and the company is working to resupply the stations.last_img read more

Schedule for the Lets Talk 100 Street Design Charrette Released

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, BC – The schedule for the 5-day Design Charrette will be held June 11 through 15. This collaborative process includes all of the information City staff heard from residents at the Open House on May 7 and online survey then transformed that feedback into design concepts for 100 Street, shares Ryan Harvey, Communications Coordinator.Over the 5-day period, planning and engineering specialists will share multiple concept options early in the week, to a final preferred concept, and then a final plan, which will be presented on the last day, shared Harvey. To view the project website, CLICK HERE there is a sign-up option on the site for the project newsletter to stay up-to-date with the progress. City staff would like residents to drop-in at each event to see the daily design progress and contribute opinions at each stage. The following are the public opportunities during the Design Charrette: Public Lecture and Open House Tuesday, June 11 | 6:30 – 8:30 pm | Drop-in North Peace Cultural Centre Alternative Concepts Pin-up Wednesday, June 12 | 5:30 – 7 pm | Drop-in North Peace Cultural Centre Preferred Concept Pin-up Thursday, June 13 | 5:30 – 7 pm | Drop-in North Peace Cultural Centre Final Plan Public Presentation Saturday, June 15 | 1 – 3 pm | Drop-in North Peace Cultural Centre last_img read more

Tesla honcho Musk calls on workers to help deliver cars

first_imgSan Francisco: Tesla chief Elon Musk has urged workers to make helping with the “biggest wave” of deliveries in the electric car maker’s history their top priority. The news website posted a copy of an internal email from Musk rallying Tesla troops to pitch in with “a massive wave of deliveries” throughout Europe, China and North America. “This is the biggest wave in Tesla’s history,” the email read. “For the last ten days of the quarter, please consider your primary priority to be helping with vehicle deliveries. This applies to everyone.” The firm is experiencing the kind of tremendous increase in delivery demand seen in North America last year in Europe and China, according to the email, which added the situation was exacerbated by component supplier shortages in Europe. Musk was reportedly seeking volunteers to drive Tesla cars to destinations such as shipping points, but said he did not expect the delivery crunch to recur in future quarters. Tesla did not respond to a request for comment. A message from Tesla’s official Twitter account on Tuesday said that due to trouble processing an unusually high volume of online orders, a planned slight increase in prices of some models was postponed a day. Tesla currently makes all its cars at a plant in the Northern California city of Fremont and aimed to deliver 400,000 cars this year.last_img read more

MA deal value drops 34 to 124 bn in Feb

first_imgNew Delhi: The value of merger and acquisition deals in February slumped 34 per cent to $1.24 billion compared to the year-ago period, according to a report. Leading consultancy Grant Thornton’s report showed that number of M&A transactions last month rose marginally to 44 last month whereas the same was at 40 in February 2018. In February last year, the total value of M&A transactions had touched $1.9 billion. “While February 2019 recorded same number of deals valued and estimated atover $100 million as witnessed in February 2018, the high valued deals totalled to only $0.9 billion compared to $1.5 billion in February 2018,” it said. Pankaj Chopda, Director, Grant Thornton India LLP, said the shortening of the run-up period to the national elections will only deepen the wait and watch approach in the deal environment in the short term and much is expected post the results of the general elections. Regarding last month, he noted that M&A transactions were dominated by cross-border transactions as against a mix of cross-border and merger transactions in the same period a year ago. “The month of February recorded the highest volumes in seven months, demonstrating the strong urge to expand outside local territory surpassing global headwinds,” he added.last_img read more

Man dies while standing at voting queue under sun

first_imgBALURGHAT: A middle-aged person died while waiting in the queue to cast his vote in Harirampur on Tuesday. The man identified as Pansari Soren (48), lived in Altadighi. It is suspected he died due to sunstroke.The autopsy reports are awaited to ascertain the exact cause of death. In many places, voters were seen standing outside polling booths since the morning to avoid the sweltering heat. Barring a few minor incidents of clash between the supporters of the BJP and the Trinamool Congress in which seven persons from both parties were injured, polling ended peacefully at Balurghat on Tuesday. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaSouth Dinajpur district recorded 84.4 percent polling at 6 pm. The officials said the final polling percentage may slightly go up as people stood in the queue even after 6 pm particularly in some booths located in Gangarampur, Tapan and Itahar. In Kushmandi’s Chandpur in booth no 37/128, a clash broke out between the supporters of the BJP and Trinamool Congress in which five activists were injured. Trinamool Congress alleged the BJP-backed goons attacked their party supporter Ranjit Mondal with weapons. He has been admitted to local health centre in a serious condition. A large contingent of central force rushed to the spot to control the situation. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayIn Tapan’s 41/148 booth and Itahar’s 36/104 booth, similar clashes broke out between the BJP and TMC activists leaving one Mantu Roy, a BJP supporter injured. Police detained Shiben Barman, a TMC activist, in this connection. Around 700 voters of three villages—Chalkmadhab, Kutubpur and Chingra under Amritakhanda GP boycotted poll as their demand of constructing a concrete road remained unheard over the past couple of years. Local administration had also made elaborate arrangements for PWD (Persons with Disabilities) to help them cast votes. “We had arranged 70 wheelchairs for such persons ensuring that no such voter was left out,” said Mahadyuti Adhikary, district nodal officer and systematic voter’s education and electoral participation. In some booths, there was a delay in polling due to the malfunctioning of the Electronic Voting Machines. At least 25 EVMs were replaced during the day but there were no reports of poll process being hampered. Voting had been conducted in 1305 booths while 12 candidates were in fray.last_img read more

Macedonian Pres pays tribute to Kings leadership in respecting religious diversity

first_imgSofia – President of Macedonia Gjorge Ivanov paid tribute to the model of Moroccan society based, thanks to the King’s leadership, on the values of co-existence, inclusiveness, and respect for cultural and religious diversity.Receiving Thursday in Skopje, Latifa Akharbach who came to present her credentials as Morocco’s ambassador to Macedonia with residence in Bulgaria, the Macedonian head of state underlined the will of both countries to further cooperation and foster the bilateral legal framework governing economic exchanges, a statement by the Moroccan embassy in Sofia said.Ivanov hoped that King Mohammed VI pays a visit to Macedonia, the source added. The Moroccan ambassador reiterated Morocco’s support for the Euro-Atlantic perspective by Macedonia and conveyed Morocco’s thanks over the country support for the Moroccan autonomy initiative for the Sahara.last_img read more