10 months agoBarcelona legend Iniesta: Never count out Liverpool in Champions League

first_imgBarcelona legend Iniesta: Never count out Liverpool in Champions Leagueby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona legend Andres Iniesta regards Liverpool as a Champions League contender this season.The Reds have stumbled into the round of 16. but Vissel Kobe ace Iniesta has been impressed.Iniesta was then asked if he felt Manchester City or PSG’s financial power will see them be Barca’s main rivals.”It’s difficult to think that some day they won’t come close in the Champions League,” he told Sport. “The teams they have, their squads, the investments, the coaches… they should be fighting for the trophy.”I always want to add Liverpool, who are looking good this year. The problem with the Champions League is that it’s a really tough tournament.”One bad day can knock you out.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Jim Harbaugh Bends NCAA Rules During High School Visit

first_imgHead coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines blows whistle before start of the game.EAST LANSING, MI – OCTOBER 29: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines looks on during warm ups prior to playing the Michigan State Spartans at Spartan Stadium on October 29, 2016 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)High school juniors aren’t allowed to take photos with college football coaches, per NCAA rules. Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh appears to have found a way around that.In the below photo, taken at Detroit Jesuit, four students (we’re not sure if any are even recruits) lined up in the background while Harbaugh stared in another direction. Technically, they aren’t posing with Harbaugh.NCAA rules states that juniors can’t take photos with college coaches. So we got in the back ground @CoachJim4UM pic.twitter.com/nkgHGHqxJO— Nacho Libre (@jackrobruce) January 14, 2016Harbaugh appears to be hitting the recruiting trail hard. Look out, Big Ten.last_img read more

New cut level set for Fort Nelson Timber Supply Area

first_imgThe new cut level includes three partitions:200,000 cubic metres to be harvested from the northwest portion of the TSA;1,469,410 cubic metres from the deciduous volume in the rest of the TSA; and912,940 cubic metres from the coniferous volume in the rest of the TSA.The Fort Nelson TSA covers nearly 9.9 million hectares in the northeast corner of the province, with almost 631,000 hectares available for timber harvesting.According to the government, wildlife in the TSA, including boreal caribou, northern caribou and Stone’s sheep, are protected by ungulate winter ranges and wildlife habitat areas. In addition, the western portion of the TSA overlaps with the Muskwa-Kechika Management Area, which supports a diverse range of large mammals. The Fort Nelson TSA does not include southern mountain caribou.Fort Nelson is the major community in the TSA and there are a number of smaller settlements adjacent to the Alaska Highway, including Prophet River, Toad River, Muncho Lake, Lower Post, Coal River and Fireside.The dominant tree species are aspen, white spruce and pine.Nine First Nations reside in, or have traditional territory within, the Fort Nelson TSA, including Fort Nelson First Nation, Prophet River First Nation, Dene Tha’ First Nation, Halfway River First Nation, Doig River First Nation, Acho Dene Koe First Nation, Daylu Dena Council represented by Kaska-Dena Council, Liard First Nation and the Tahltan Nation. FORT NELSON, B.C. – Shane Berg, deputy chief forester announced that effective July 16, 2019, the new allowable annual cut (AAC) for the Fort Nelson Timber Supply Area (TSA) is 2,582,350 cubic metres.“The Fort Nelson TSA contains a vast area of mature deciduous stands,” said Berg. “I am confident that my decision will encourage forestry opportunities for First Nations and other operators while maintaining responsible management of biodiversity objectives.”The new AAC is a 59 percent increase from the previous allowable annual cut of 1,625,000 cubic metres set in 2006 and includes partitions to encourage an expansion of forestry opportunities in the northwest portion of the TSA and promote a return to harvesting the deciduous timber profile.last_img read more

Canfor extends curtailment at Taylor mill

first_imgCombined, the summer curtailments will reduce third-quarter pulp production by an estimated 75,000 tonnes of NBSK pulp and 50,000 tonnes of BCTMP, respectively.Canfor believes global inventories will move towards a more balanced range at the end of 2019.  “Towards the end of 2019 and into 2020, global inventory levels are forecast to move towards a more balanced range reflecting a gradual drawdown of inventory that will include the anticipated impact of the conversion to dissolving pulp of two large NBSK pulp mills outside of North America by the end of 2019, as well as production curtailments.”Maintenance outages are also scheduled at the Prince George NBSK pulp mill and at the company’s paper mill in September 2019, with a projected 6,000 tonnes of reduced NBSK pulp production and 4,000 tonnes of reduced paper production, respectively. TAYLOR, B.C. – Canfor has extended the curtailment at it’s Taylor bleached chemi-thermomechanical pulp (BCTMP) mill by another five weeks.In June the company announced a curtailment from June 29 through to August 5, 2019, due to a combination of weaker market conditions and short-term fibre constraints resulting from industry-wide sawmill curtailments in the BC Interior.The new extended curtailment will last until September 9, 2019.  Canfor also announced a further reduction at it’s Northwood northern bleached softwood kraft (NBSK) mill in Prince George, B.C.last_img read more

Thieves looted and fled the country with chowkidar’s help: Rahul’s dig at Modi

first_imgLakhimpur (Assam): Congress President Rahul Gandhi Wednesday kept up his attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying that while people were made to stand in queues for their own money during demonetisation, business tycoons who looted the country fled with the help of the “chowkidar”. “Mehul Choksi, Nirav Modi, Anil Ambani were not in line (outside banks). While you were busy standing in queues, India’s thieves looted the money and fled with the help of the chowkidar (Modi),” he said at an election rally in Lakhimpur. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details “Have you seen a chowkidar in front of houses of farmers and workers? But there are scores of chowkidars at the houses of Anil Ambani and Gautam Adani,” he said, hitting out at the BJP’s “Main bhi chowkidar” campaign ahead of the Lok Sabha polls. Calling BJP President Amit Shah a “murder accused”, Gandhi said he had exposed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “jumla” (rhetoric) of giving Rs 15 lakh to every Indian after bringing back black money stashed aboard. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursday “Modi promised Rs 15 lakh to all, but the murder accused BJP President Amit Shah said it was a jumla and cannot be deposited in account,” he said at the rally, his second in the day. Turning to the contentious Citizenship Bill, Gandhi said “I assure you that Congress party will not allow this to happen” and it was because of the Congress that it was not tabled in Rajya Sabha. Talking about the minimum income guarantee scheme ‘NYAY’ of the Congress, Gandhi said Rs 72,000 will be deposited annually in the accounts of a woman member of the 20 per cent poorest families of the country. “The support to five crore families will revive the economy,” he said.last_img read more

Sweet Faraali PancakesSweet Faraali Pancakes

first_imgIngredients Sanwa Millet 1 cup Buckwheat 1/2 cup Grated Coconut 1 cup Grated Jaggery 1/2 cup Mashed Banana 1/2 cup Rock Salt a pinch Cardamom Powder 1/4 tsp Ghee as requiredPreparation Clean, wash and soak the sanwa millet and buckwheat separately in enough water for atleast 1 hour. Drain and keep aside. Blend the sanwa millet along with ¼ cup of water in a mixer and blend till smooth. Blend the buckwheat by adding 2 tbsp of water in a mixer till smooth. Combine the samwa paste, buckwheat paste, coconut, jaggery, banana, rock salt and cardamom powder in a deep bowl and mix very well with your hands. Heat a non-stick tava (griddle), grease it with little ghee, pour a ladleful of the batter and spread it in a circular motion to make a 100 mm (4″) diameter thin pancake. Cook, using little ghee, till it turns golden brown in colour from both sides. Repeat with the remaining batter to make 12 more pancakes. Serve immediately. (Courtesy: Chef Ramesh, 1 Oak Cafe & Bar, New Delhi)last_img read more

US stocks close higher on upbeat corporate earnings

first_imgNew York: US stocks ended higher as the market cheered a batch of ebullient corporate news. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 269.25 points, or 1.03 percent, to 26,412.30 on Friday. The S&P 500 was up 19.09 points, or 0.66 percent, to 2,907.41. The Nasdaq Composite Index increased 36.80 points, or 0.46 percent, to 7,984.16, Xinhua reported. Shares of JP Morgan Chase rose 4.69 percent, after the U.S. banking heavyweight reported stronger-than-expected earnings for the first quarter, driven by higher interest rates. Shares of Walt Disney rose over 11.54 percent, after the U.S. entertainment giant launched a new streaming service called Disney+, which was priced at 6.99 U.S. dollars per month. Shares of Anadarko Petroleum surged over 32.01 percent, after U.S. energy giant Chevron announced plans to acquire the Texas-based petroleum magnate in a cash and stock deal valued at 33 billion U.S. dollars. The acquisition of Anadarko will significantly enhance Chevron’s portfolio and further strengthen its leading positions in large, attractive shale, deepwater and natural gas resource basins, said a statement of Chevron. Ten of the 11 primary S&P 500 sectors traded higher around market close, with the financials sector up over 1.9 percent, leading the winners. On the economic front, U.S. import prices rose 0.6 percent in March, and 1.7 percent in the first three months of 2019, the Department of Labor said Friday. Both the March and February advances were driven by higher fuel prices. Prices for U.S. exports rose 0.7 percent for the second consecutive month in March. Both agricultural and non-agricultural prices contributed to the increase.last_img read more

Five questions to ask about Ohio State – Penn State

1.Who will play quarterback for Penn State? True freshman Rob Bolden has started much of the season and started last week’s game against Northwestern, but was pulled after fumbling on the team’s second series. Redshirt sophomore Matt McGloin, who had previously filled in for an injured Bolden, is now listed atop the depth chart, and will start Saturday. McGloin, who has led the team to three straight victories, including two in relief of Bolden, started slow last week against Northwestern but eventually tossed four touchdown passes to lead PSU back from a 21-0 deficit. McGloin has seven touchdowns and one interception, but hasn’t faced an elite defense like Ohio State’s. 2. Will the Nittany Lions be able to move the ball? The Blue and White enter the game ninth in the Big Ten in three key offensive categories: total offense, rushing yards per game and points per game. That spells doom against an OSU defense allowing just 14 points a game, good for third in the nation. Running back Evan Royster became PSU’s all-time leading rusher two weeks ago against Michigan, but in three career games against OSU, Royster has rushed 36 times for only a 3.6-yard average. 3. Which Terrelle Pryor will show up? As a freshman in 2008, Pryor passed for 226 yards in a defensive struggle against Penn State at Ohio Stadium. But his fumble early in the fourth quarter on a third-and-1 quarterback sneak led to what would be the deciding points in a 13-6 Nittany Lion victory. Last season, Pryor played well in his home state of Pennsylvania, passing for two scores and running for another in a 24-7 Buckeye romp. In reference to Pryor’s fumble in 2008, Tressel said it’s not a big deal to him or Pryor anymore. “It was a great lesson learned,” Tressel said. “We just needed a yard and he’s the first to admit he understands that and we haven’t had to harp on it.” 4. Should OSU fans expect a healthier defense? The defense will get linebackers Ross Homan and Dorian Bell back from injury Saturday. Homan had been a favorite for first team all-Big Ten before his foot injury while Bell played mostly special teams. Defensive backs Christian Bryant, Corey Brown, C.J. Barnett and Tyler Moeller remain out for at least the regular season and most likely the bowl game as well. Luckily for OSU, PSU hasn’t had success throwing the ball in the Horseshoe. In eight games at Ohio Stadium since joining the Big Ten, the Nittany Lions have not thrown a touchdown pass. 5. Another November to remember for OSU? Under Jim Tressel, the Scarlet and Gray are 26-4 in November, including 15-1 in the last 16 games. OSU hasn’t lost to a ranked team in November since a loss against Michigan on Nov. 23, 2003, nearly seven years ago. Tressel said the key to OSU’s November success has been the players’ philosophy of sustained improvement. “I think our guys do believe that you have to get better as the year goes on and hopefully we don’t get too high or too low,” Tressel said. “I think they’ve done a pretty good job of believing you have to keep working to get better and if you keep working to get better, you probably will.” read more

Opinion 5 takeaways from Big Ten title game blowout

Sophomore running back Ezekiel Elliott (15) breaks away on an 81-yard touchdown run during the Big Ten Championship Game against Wisconsin on Dec. 6 in Indianapolis. OSU won, 59-0.Credit: Mark Batke / Photo editorThe Ohio State football team found out it was playoff-bound when the final College Football Playoff rankings were announced Sunday afternoon, but the Buckeyes wouldn’t have earned that spot without their drubbing of Wisconsin in the Big Ten Championship Game a day earlier.OSU (12-1, 8-0) topped the Badgers, 59-0, locking up its 35th Big Ten title. With a new quarterback in the lineup and having recently learned of the death of walk-on defensive lineman Kosta Karageorge, the Buckeyes’ dominating performance came as a surprise to many.But surprise or not, The Lantern sports editors picked five key takeaways from the win that booked OSU’s ticket to the playoffs. 1. Redshirt-sophomore quarterback Cardale Jones didn’t miss a stepJones — starting in place of injured redshirt-freshman quarterback J.T. Barrett — completed an eight-yard pass to redshirt-sophomore wide receiver Michael Thomas on the first play of the game. Then five plays later, he heaved the ball downfield and found the hands of senior wide receiver Devin Smith for a 39-yard touchdown.Less than two minutes is all it took for Jones to show everyone at Lucas Oil Stadium — and anyone watching on TV — that he did, in fact, go to Indianapolis to play football.Throughout the game, the Glenville High School product showed off his world-class arm strength and surprisingly reliable accuracy and decision-making skills on his way to MVP honors.Jones totaled 257 yards and three touchdowns as he completed 12 of 17 pass attempts in the game without turning the ball over. Anyone who predicted those numbers likely also predicated on OSU win, but with almost nothing to go off of, not many could have expected Jones to have the success he did.It was a near flawless performance, and had he struggled, a win alone might not have been enough to get the Buckeyes to the playoffs.2. Senior defensive lineman Michael Bennett might be the Buckeyes’ most important playerBefore Saturday, the argument could have been made that Barrett had been the main key to OSU’s success. But with the way Jones performed, a quick look to the defensive line shows who the Buckeyes’ true leader from a physical and emotional standpoint is.Bennett donned No. 53 in honor of Karageorge, and played with a chip on his shoulder from start to finish. He tallied a career-high four tackles for loss to go along with two sacks, and forced a fumble that was recovered and returned for a touchdown by sophomore defensive lineman Joey Bosa.Bennett had made mid-game speeches to spark the Buckeyes more than once this season, but it was clear that his play on the field — and leadership on the sidelines — helped key OSU to arguably its most important win since the 2002 National Championship Game.3. Sophomore running back Ezekiel Elliott simply outplayed Wisconsin’s Heisman candidateWisconsin redshirt-junior running back Melvin Gordon is likely going to be a Heisman Trophy finalist as the nation’s top rusher, but on Saturday he wasn’t even the best player at his position on the field.OSU’s Elliott broke Gordon’s own Big Ten title game record with 220 rushing yards, and he did it on just 20 carries. Gordon managed just 76 yards on his 26 attempts and couldn’t help the Badgers put points on the board, while Elliott scored 12 points on his own.Through 13 games, Elliott has tallied 1,402 rushing yards on 217 carries with 12 touchdowns while adding 26 receptions for another 208 yards through the air.Elliott’s play of late has drawn comparisons to former Buckeye Carlos Hyde, and if he keeps improving, he could easily end up having an even better collegiate career.4. The Buckeye defense answered the Bell and then someSophomore safety Vonn Bell, along with the rest of the Buckeye defense, lived up to their “Silver Bullet” mantra Saturday night. Bell, who tied for the team lead in tackles against Wisconsin with seven, recorded his fifth interception for the season late in the first quarter to set the tone for the Buckeye defense. The Buckeyes not only held Wisconsin redshirt-junior quarterback Joel Stave to 187 yards passing on 17 of 43 through the air, but they also shut down potential Heisman finalist Gordon all night long. For an OSU defense to perform like they did on the biggest stage in the Big Ten conference showed that the Buckeyes are…5. Deserving of the No. 4 seed in the College Football PlayoffThe Buckeyes leapfrogged Texas Christian to get into the inaugural College Football Playoff and they deserve it. OSU put up a 59 spot on the second-best defense in the country and held the nation’s leading rusher to a 2.9 yards per carry average. The Horned Frogs did indeed dominate the Iowa State Cyclones, but it doesn’t help that the Cyclones entered that game 2-9 on the season. It also hurt the Big 12 in that they no longer have a conference championship game. Do not be surprised if the Big 12 isn’t actively looking for two new members before the start of next season.The Buckeyes put on a clinic in the conference title game and will now get a shot at the No. 1 team in the country in Alabama. Nick Saban versus Urban Meyer is must-see TV and you can bet all eyes will be on the Superdome on Jan. 1 for the Sugar Bowl. Kickoff in New Orleans is set for 8:30 p.m. read more

Vermaelen Belgium are desperate for glory at the World Cup

first_imgBelgium defender Thomas Vermaelen insists that they will not be happy to settle for a mere semi-final appearance at the World Cup ahead of their match against FranceRoberto Martinez’s side have won all their five matches in the tournament and impressively knocked out Brazil in the previous round to book their spot in the semi-finals against France.But Belgium are yet to have ever reached the final of the World Cup, which is something that both Vermaelen and his teammates are determined to change.“We want desperately to get to the final and go on and win because if it doesn’t happen it will forever be a disappointment. Our ambition is to go on and win the final,” said Vermaelen, according to TimesNowNews.“I believe in it of course, especially as we find ourselves in the semi-finals having knocked out one of the top favourites.Raheem Sterling, EnglandTop 5 best players from the international break weekend Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 11, 2019 After a fresh international break just came to an end, we need to talk about the Top 5 best players during this whole weekend.We…“We’ve also shown we can play attractive football, we’ve come back from some difficult moments against Japan. It would be absurd to say we don’t believe.”While their victories against both Japan and Brazil were encouraging, Vermaelen is expecting France to prove to be a more difficult challenge.“France were one of the favourites before the World Cup and I think the game will be tougher than against Brazil because of their individual quality,” he said.“I think they are a lot stronger in defence, I feel it’s going to be a hard tussle.”The winner between Belgium or France will then meet either England or Croatia in the World Cup final.last_img read more