10 months agoLazio agree personal terms with Chelsea fullback Zappacosta

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Lazio agree personal terms with Chelsea fullback Zappacostaby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLazio are a step closer to signing Chelsea fullback Davide Zappacosta.TMW says Lazio have agreed to cover Zappacosta’s €2m salary at Chelsea to bring him back to Italy.Lazio now hope to close a loan arrangement with Chelsea chiefs.The stumbling block is the form of the loan, Chelsea are demanding a obligatory permanent option, while Lazio would prefer a choice in signing Zappacosta permanently.The Italy fullback moved to Chelsea 18 months ago from Torino. last_img read more

Content a la canadien

first_img Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment There are a number of content creators based in Toronto, Canada that are doing their thing nationally and on the global scene. A few names I’ve run across lately are the gentlemen over at Conquering Lion Pictures, Clemente Virgo and Damon D’Oliveira, who released their hit 6-part mini-series, The Book of Negros on CBC and Netflix. Or Ivan Schneeberg and David Fortier, co-executive chairs of Boat Rocker Media, the parent company responsible for, Orphan Black. Both are binge-worthy series’ doing their part to eliminate Canadian cinema stigmas.Carrying the torch forward are the newest additions to CBC’s television line up: Shoot the Messenger by Jennifer Holness & Suds Sutherland and Kim’s Convenience, a show written by Ins Choi and picked up by the broadcaster after premiering as a Fringe stage production in 2011.Keeping in mind Polonius’ famous line in Hamlet, “brevity is the soul of wit”, I won’t talk about STM or Kim’s being on the air. If you are anywhere near a TTC stop, station, bus, or train, you already know they are. And I won’t discuss if they are good. First, because to each their own, and secondly, because years ago a major network thought the stories strong enough to develop and see the process through. That fact brings me to the point I will articulate: it got done. Creators of Canadian programs, all of the ones I’ve listed here and more, but especially the ones behind Shoot the Messenger and Kim’s Convenience, were given budgets, support, and resources to put together quality entertainment. And I for one, am damn proud that greenlighting projects made by, for, and featuring Canadians of colour is picking up steam in executive’s offices. It’s about damn time. Yes, sure, we’ve seen it done from time to time – thank you Global and CTV – but now, now maybe because it’s 2016 as our Prime Minister so flippantly pointed out it’s a thing. It’s expected. It’s not a sideline feature or special occasion anymore – we are in the game. Advertisement Advertisementcenter_img Advertisement Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Oklahoma Turnpike Authority expands Pikepass use in Texas

first_imgOKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma travellers with Pikepass stickers on their vehicles can now use the payment tags on more Texas tollways.The Oklahoma Turnpike Authority on Monday announced an agreement with two agencies that operate several toll roads in the Houston and Austin areas.Oklahoma officials say a Pikepass can now be used to pay for travel on roads operated by the Fort Bend County Toll Road Authority and the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority.Oklahoma Turnpike Authority spokesman Jack Damrill (DAM’-ril) on Tuesday said the Pikepass already worked on North Texas Tollway Authority roads in the Dallas area.Damrill says Oklahoma officials hope to expand Pikepass use to more toll authorities in the Austin and Houston areas during 2019.The Associated Presslast_img read more

TransAlta strikes investment deal with Brookfield Renewable Partners

first_imgTransAlta says it will include two Brookfield nominees, Harry Goldgut and Richard Legault, on its slate of directors for election at the upcoming 2019 annual shareholders’ meeting.It says it will use $350 million of the investment to speed the company’s coal-to-gas transition strategy and up to $250 million to buy back shares over three years.The remainder of the investment will be used to advance the development of existing and new growth projects, and for general corporate purposes. CALGARY, A.B. – TransAlta Corp. says Brookfield Renewable Partners and its institutional partners have signed a $750-million deal to invest in the company’s hydro assets.Under the terms of the agreement, Brookfield will acquire exchangeable securities, which will be convertible into an equity ownership interest in TransAlta’s Alberta hydro assets.Brookfield will also purchase TransAlta common shares on the open market to increase its share ownership stake to nine per cent.last_img read more

Fort St John Dairy Queen raises over 14500 for Miracle Treat Day

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Dairy Queen held its annual fundraising event, Miracle Treat Day on August 8.According to Fort St. John Dairy Queen co-owner Linda Patterson, for Miracle Treat Day, they were able to serve 2,013 Blizzards.From serving 2,013 Blizzards, Patterson says they were able to raise a total of $14,513.29 for Miracle Treat Day. All proceeds from every Blizzard sold on Miracle Treat Day went towards supporting a local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital, such as the B.C. Children’s Hospital.Despite it being poor weather, due to the rain and cooler temperatures, Patterson says it was a great turnout and thanks the community for their impressive support.“Fort St. John rocks because they helped us out a lot, so I’m really impressed. Every year they come out in droves and it’s great.”last_img read more

Rotary Club of Fort St Johns Third Annual DriveThru Breakfast

first_imgFor a minimum donation of $7, the Drive-Thru breakfast includes a hot off the grill breakfast sandwich, a side of fruit and a beverage, all in a reusable lunch bag.To view the FB event page; CLICK HERE FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. –  The Rotary Club of Fort St. John is holding its annual ‘Drive-Thru’ breakfast to raise funds for local schools breakfast programs.Thursday, September 12th, 2019, from 7 am – 10 am, the Rotary will be set up on the open lot at the corner of 100th Street and 96 Avenue.Orders of five-plus breakfasts can be delivered by the Rotary team by calling (250) 263-7660 before the day of the event.last_img read more

After senior day disaster Ohio State mens basketball looks to rebound in

Senior center Trey McDonald is awarded a framed jersey during a Senior Night ceremony prior to a game against Wisconsin on March 8 at the Schottenstein Center. OSU lost, 72-48. Credit: Mark Batke / Photo editorThis wasn’t how the regular season was supposed to end.It wasn’t how the Ohio State men’s basketball team wanted to send out its five seniors.But when the clock hit zero on Sunday at the Schottenstein Center, the Buckeyes were on the wrong end of a 72-48 blowout against the No. 6 Wisconsin Badgers on senior day.“You don’t want to go out this way,” senior guard Shannon Scott said. “But we have got to put it behind us now. We know they’re a great team, we knew they were going to come here ready to play, but it’s a new season now.”OSU coach Thad Matta said the loss came as a slight shock to him, as he thought the Buckeyes had perhaps the best practice he had seen in his 11 years as a coach in Columbus the day before the game.“Honest to God, we had maybe the greatest practice I have ever had in March,” Matta said. “I actually went home and slept pretty well. For whatever reason, it didn’t happen.”Scott, who finished his final game at the Schottenstein Center with 10 points, four rebounds and three assists, said the Buckeyes need to put the loss behind them and set their sights on the Big Ten Tournament, scheduled to start in Chicago on Wednesday.“We have no choice but to shake it off,” he said. “If we don’t shake it off right now, we’re gonna lose our very next game.”Despite the shellacking handed down by the Badgers, the Buckeyes earned a first-round bye in the conference tournament, and are set to take on the winner of Minnesota vs. Rutgers in the final Thursday night matchup.OSU, which holds a perfect 2-0 record against those teams this season, would face Michigan State if it could pull out a victory in its first game.With the conference table set, OSU coach Thad Matta said he hopes to get better production from his seniors, who shot just 6-of-24 collectively from the field in their final home game.“I think that experience is huge in March,” Matta said. “I want to get those guys playing their best basketball down this stretch and playing with a chip on their shoulder.”Not only will Matta need better production from his seniors, but also from his freshman guard D’Angelo Russell, who said after the loss that he is not sure what to expect now that tournament play is here.“I don’t know anything about March, but I know anything can happen,” Russell said. “So I know just keeping the right attitude as a team and as a unit and a collective group, just keeping it free and an open mind that anything can happen, I feel like we’ll be successful.”Matta said although Russell hasn’t appeared in a post-season game in college, the Louisville, Ky., native has plenty of experience playing in big games.“I think he will be fine,” Matta said. “The guy has won two high school national championships before he got here. He knows what’s at stake and he will be ready to go.”What’s at stake for the Buckeyes is not only an opportunity to impress the voters for seeding in the NCAA Tournament, but also a chance at Big Ten supremacy. OSU has not won the Big Ten regular season title outright since 2011, and has not won a share since 2012.The Buckeyes did, however, take home the Big Ten Tournament hardware in 2013, the last time the conference tournament was played in Chicago.Four of OSU’s current five seniors were on that championship team, and three contributed to the title win two years ago.Matta said because of that experience, he still has faith in the Buckeyes and the senior class.“We’ve had great success in the Big Ten Tournament over our years here,” he said. “We have had great success in the NCAA Tournament. We need them.” read more

Ronaldo boost for Real Madrid

first_imgReal Madrid have received a welcome boost in the return of Cristiano Ronaldo after the forward completed his first training session of the week, reports MarcaThe five-time Ballon d’Or winner has been out injured after being replaced at half-time with an ankle injury in Real’s 2-2 draw against Barcelona at the Nou Camp ten days ago.Head coach Zinedine Zidane had expressed his confidence that Ronaldo would return in time for Real’s Champions League final against Liverpool in Kiev on May 26 and was hopeful on including him in time for their final La Liga game of the season on Saturday against Villarreal.Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.More good news for Real is that their defender Dani Carvajal also returning to full training with the squad and is expected to start, alongside Ronaldo and co, in the Champions League final in 10 days time.Real won their final home game of the season against the lowly Celta Vigo 6-0 last Saturday to keep the pressure on city rivals Atletico Madrid in the battle for second place in La Liga.last_img read more

Jurgen Klopp Animosity directed at Mesut Ozil has been disproportionate

first_imgLiverpool manager says that the animosity meted against Mesut Ozil has been blown out of proportion with unbalanced reportage.There have been controversy surrounding Mesut Ozil and Ilkay Gundogan’s photograph with Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan which attracted a lot of criticism that affected Germany’s World Cup preparation and performance.Klopp told Sport1 via FourFourTwo he believes the criticisms surrounding the Mesut Ozil’s subject is hypocritical.“This is a classic example of absolute misinformation and, of course, complete nonsense,” he said.“In politics, little things have always been blown up and big things pushed away in order to continue. Normally, intelligent people tend to hold back because it is not easy to say the right thing. I would count myself [among those people] too. All those who have no idea are very loud in these conversations.Roberto Firmino, LiverpoolVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.“I know Ilkay Gundogan very well, I know Emre Can and Nuri Sahin very well. I do not know Mesut so well, but I would like to take him home. I do not doubt these guys, at least about their loyalty to our homeland. The difference is that they just have one more thing [in their heritage]. Where is the problem? That’s beautiful.“Cultural diversity, we all thought it was really cool around the 2006 World Cup. I saw these fantastic commercials where the parents of Gerald Asamoah and Mario Gomez had a barbecue party together.“We all sighed for how great that works. And now two guys are seduced by politically quite intelligent people to have a photo, and then have relatively few opportunities to say what they want 100 per cent right.“That’s why I find this discussion hypocritical. Bad things happened because people were not informed properly. Even the media should not create a buzz around something like this every day. Just cool off and see the people behind it.”last_img read more

Governor swears in the Premier and Cabinet

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, December 21, 2016 – On the morning of 20 December at Waterloo, Grand Turk,  His Excellency the Governor, Dr John Freeman, held a ceremony to swear-in the Premier, the Honourable Mrs Sharlene Cartwright-Robinson, and other  members of the Cabinet appointed following the elections held on 15 December.In the afternoon of 20 December, His Excellency the Governor, also at Waterloo, signed and handed over a copy of the Appointment Instrument to the new Leader of the Opposition, the Honourable Washington Misick.” Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp #MagneticMediaNews#GovernorSwearsInCabinetcenter_img Related Items:#GovernorSwearsInCabinet, #magneticmedianewslast_img read more