15 days agoReal Madrid fullback Sergio Reguilon delighted with Sevilla loan spell

first_imgReal Madrid fullback Sergio Reguilon delighted with Sevilla loan spellby Carlos Volcano15 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid fullback Sergio Reguilon is delighted over his loan spell with Sevilla.Reguilon has quickly established himself as Sevilla’s first-choice left-back, outperforming expectations with the Andalusian club.”I’m very happy with everything that is happening,” Reguilon admitted in Spain’s pre-match press conference.”I’m in a great moment, it’s been a very unusual year.”I have gone from never having played a professional match a year ago to the national team.”When quizzed on his relationship with Real coach Zinedine Zidane, especially with Reguilon only on loan at the moment, the Spanish defender was non-committal.”I don’t think about Zidane, I merely think about myself,” he added.”You never know if I would have had a place [in his team].”I wanted to gain minutes and experience, I’m satisfied with how I’m doing.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Experts say to start early and do your homework when renewing your

first_imgOTTAWA – A surge in mortgage renewals, rising interest rates and new stress testing rules will are conspiring to make refinancing your mortgage more complicated and more expensive.Mortgage broker Kelly Wilson, co-owner of the Wilson Team mortgage brokerage in Ottawa, says a majority of Canadians renew with their same lender, but it’s still important to check out your options.“If you can save yourself 30, 40, 50 basis points, it’s going to save you thousands of dollars over the next five-year term,” Wilson says.Around 47 per cent of all existing mortgages will need to be refinanced this year, according to CIBC estimates, up from the 25 to 35 per cent range in what the bank says is a typical year. It attributes the increase to the unintended consequence of regulatory changes in recent years.The surge in renewals comes as mortgage rates have started to move higher.Several of Canada’s big banks have raised their posted rates for mortgages in recent days, while special offer rates have been trending higher since last summer.Offers for five-year fixed mortgage rates have moved north of three per cent in recent weeks compared with under 2.5 per cent a year ago, according to rate-watching website Ratehub.ca.Wilson says that means if you’re renewing at a higher rate than you’re currently paying it will mean your mortgage payments rise, assuming the amoritization period remains the same.Homeowners with uninsured mortgages who stretched themselves to the limit when they bought their home and are looking to renew their mortgage may also face additional challenges.Under the rules brought in at the start of the year, if they are looking to change their lender when they renew their mortgage they may have to face a new stress test.That means, for some borrowers, it may not be possible to move their mortgage to a different bank, leaving them with less power to negotiate with their current lender.Wilson also says if you have a home equity line of credit, it may cost you a little more if you want to move your mortgage, even if you don’t have an outstanding balance on the line of credit.“You might save on the rate, but because of the fees you might not be able to move around,” she said.Grant Rasmussen, CIBC’s senior vice-president of mobile advice, recommends you start doing your homework up to six months ahead of your actual renewal date.He says that means talking not just with your lender, but also with your financial adviser to get an updated look at your expenses and income and how that may have changed since you first obtained your mortgage.“It’s important to make sure you do the math and you feel like you’ve figured out how can I do the best for my family,” he said.He notes that starting early may allow you to lock in a rate, which could save you a few bucks if rates continue to rise this year.You will also have to weigh the decision of a fixed versus a variable rate mortgage. While the variable-rate offers are lower than the fixed-rate offerings, the Bank of Canada has raised its influential overnight rate target — which affects variable rate mortgages — three times since last summer and suggested it is on the path to higher rates.“How comfortable are you with risk and how much peace of mind do you want? That’s a trade off,” Rasmussen said.But whatever your situation, he stressed to start early.“You don’t want to end of feeling time pressed and feeling like you have to make these decisions without really mapping out a plan.”last_img read more

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NL announces agreement to develop deepwater Bay du Nord oil project

first_imgST. JOHN’S, N.L. – Newfoundland and Labrador is a major step closer to developing its deepest offshore oil site at Bay du Nord, with the potential of billions in revenues and hundreds of jobs.Premier Dwight Ball announced an agreement on Thursday with Equinor Canada, for a project expected to deliver its first oil by 2025, with an estimated operating cost of $10.9 billion.Ball called it a “new frontier” in the province’s oil and gas industry.“The future of our offshore begins today,” Ball told a St. John’s news conference. “This will spark new opportunities in our offshore.”The province has taken a 10 per cent equity stake in the project, which will cost $6.8 billion to get off the ground.The Flemish Pass project would mark the province’s first oil venture beyond the Jeanne D’Arc Basin.The project would provide $3.5 billion in badly needed revenue to a government that was once flush with oil riches but has been cash-strapped since oil prices dropped in 2014.But the development doesn’t have the green light just yet. Equinor Canada, formerly known as Statoil, filed an environmental assessment last month, and the Norwegian-based company has set a target of 2020 to officially sanction the project.The project would be province’s first foray into deepwater oil production — it’s nearly 10 times deeper than Sea Rose, the province’s current deepest offshore oil site in the White Rose oil and gas field.The remote Bay du Nord parcel in the Flemish Pass about 500 kilometres east of St. John’s lies in more than 1,100 metres of water.It was billed as the largest global find in 2013 with an estimated 300 million barrels of recoverable crude.Because of its equity stake, the province currently owes $89.4 million to Equinor and Husky Energy for costs paid up to December 2017.The province was already under scrutiny for overspending on megaprojects. A public inquiry has been appointed to study how spending on the Muskrat Falls hydro project has doubled to $12.7 billion from the original $6.2 billion estimate.But Ball said he’s confident that eventual revenues on the Bay du Nord project will outweigh the early investments.“We’ve thought about this, we’ve done all the analysis on this, and this would bring significant returns for the people of our province,” said Ball.The government estimated the creation of 500 jobs over the 12-year period when the project is operational.Ball was joined at the announcement by Natural Resources Minister Siobhan Coady and Unni Fjaer, vice-president of Equinor’s offshore Newfoundland projects.Fjaer said Equinor has carried out projects of similar scale and ocean depth in Norway that can be used as reference points for safety protocols and development of the Bay du Nord project.Fjaer declined to name a cut-off oil price that would make Equinor back out of the project before its 2020 deadline.The project’s speedy timeline fits into the province’s 12-year plan to speed and increase offshore oil and gas development, with a goal to double overall production to more than 650,000 barrels a day by 2030.When asked to reconcile the additional greenhouse gas emissions from this project with his previous commitment to reduce them, Ball said the province produces fewer carbon units per barrel of oil than the global average. He said an informed decision on carbon pricing is yet to come.“The world’s still using oil, let’s not forget that,” said Ball. “If you’re gonna use oil, I can tell you, this is the greenest place to get that oil.”Coady expressed hope that further development of the project would attract further investment in other unexplored deepwater basins.“Our government is committed to advancing exploration and development opportunities,” said Coady.“The scale of opportunity offshore is immense.”last_img read more

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Referendum results made for a fantastic day

first_img“It was a fantastic day, absolutely fantastic day. Peace River North had a resounding turnout and a resounding no, to proportional representation. If I looked at the numbers correctly I would believe we had the strongest say out of the entire Province,” said DaviesBernier said, “We were the second highest in the Province with 85 percent. North Peace and South Peace were the strongest voices in the entire Province which I was hoping for,” Bernier goes on to say “I think Dan and I should, first of all, should say thank you to everybody that took the time to get out and vote and keep the same, this is very important for rural B.C. There was a lot of support by so many groups and other local politicians. Bob Zimmer was great, and he understood and supported this from the get-go, to remind all of those rural voices and our input is so needed in Victoria, and we did not want to lose that.”Premier John Horgan had the following statement which was not as enthusiastic as our local representatives on the topic of the referendum results.“This year, British Columbians participated in an important conversation about the future of our democracy.  People took part in the largest public engagement in B.C.’s history and gathered in communities around B.C. for town halls and discussions about how we vote in our province.British Columbians have now spoken and chosen to stick with the current voting system. This referendum was held because we believe that this decision needed to be up to people, not politicians. While many people, myself included, are disappointed in the outcome, we respect people’s decision.British Columbians are passionate about our democracy. I want to thank everyone who turned out to vote in such strong numbers and express my gratitude to Elections BC for its work running a fair referendum that engaged people throughout B.C. Since forming a government, we have been working to make life better for people. We’ve already banned big money and introduced tough new restrictions on lobbyists to put people back at the centre of our politics. There’s a lot more work to do, and our government is going to keep working with our partners in the B.C. Green caucus to make government work for people in B.C.”To watch the #trevtalks Episode CLICK HERE FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Local MLA’s are happy with the results of the referendum on electoral reform.December 20th, 2018 the results of the referendum were released with 61.3 percent of voters wanting to keep the current system in place, first-past-the-post. Both the North and South Peace Regions represented the strongest voices in the Province by saying no to a new system.During their Moose FM’s weekly talk show, Trev Talks, both MLA’s Dan Davies and Mike Bernier expressed their satisfaction with the outcome of the results of the vote.last_img read more

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SledTown ShowDown – Tumbler Ridge needs your vote

first_imgTUMBLER RIDGE, B.C. – The final four contestants have been chosen for the SledTown ShowDown and Tumbler Ridge needs your vote to beat Edson, AB and advance to the championship round.SNORIDERS, an online website and resource for snowmobile enthusiasts, is holding their annual contest for the best Snowtown. Snowmobile clubs across Canada have been battling for bragging rights for the best snowmobile trails in Canada.The provincial finals have wrapped up and there are currently four new winners. Tumbler Ridge, B.C., Edson, Alberta, Hudson Bay, Saskatchewan and Flin Flon, Manitoba will now face off for the ultimate champion bragging rights. Tumbler Ridge is seeking your votes to push them through to the FinalsTo VOTE for Tumbler Ridge CLICK HERElast_img

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Plan to support small tea growers

first_imgKolkata: The Indian Tea Association, the oldest organisation of tea producers in India, in collaboration with Solidaridad Asia, an organisation that promotes sustainable production of agricultural commodities, launched Trinitea, a project to help small tea growers.Solidaridad Asia, is a global sustainability organisation which has extensive experience in providing sustainability and training programmes to several international projects covering tea as well as other commodities. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaTrinitea seeks to provide round the year on-ground training to improve agronomical, social and environmental practices of small tea growers. Solidaridad Asia and Indian Tea Association will implement Trinitea, a digital self-assessment application, which was launched on Thursday, marking a new chapter in the history of the industry. Solidaridad Asia has developed the android-based digital training tool for the farmers in the local language, for virtual training. The organisation will promote high quality and safe tea production by small tea growers in domestic and international markets. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayIndian Tea Association has signed MoUs with the major Small Tea Growers Associations in Assam and Bengal. Elaborating on the benefits of Trinitea, Indian Tea Association chairman Vivek Goenka said: “The programme will facilitate the Indian tea industry to be future ready for the new-age customer demands. In recent times, several producers in the traditional sector, including Indian Tea Association members, have increased their stakes in sourcing green leaf to complement their production.” The small tea grower’s produce has the potential to make a mark in the global market and boost its exports in the long run. This is in sync with the agri-export policy declared by the Government of India, recently. Forging partnership between the large traditional sector and the small tea growing community would mutually benefit both the sectors. Arijit Raha, Secretary General, Indian Tea Association, said: “The programme seeks to support the initiatives by the industry to increase exports of high-quality tea from India. In December last year, a high-level delegation of China Tea Marketing Association, led by its chairman, Wang Qing, visited India and signed an MoU with the Indian Tea Association. The MoU recognised the Trinitea and China National Guideline for Sustainable Tea as a framework for sustainability in tea production and trade between the two countries.”last_img read more

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Cote D’Ivoire: Motorway named after King Mohammed VI

first_imgMorocco World News with MAPRabat – King Mohammed VI, accompanied by Ivorian Prime Minister Daniel Kablan Duncan, chaired, on Friday in Abidjan, the ceremony of naming a motorway after the Moroccan monarch.On this occasion, the two leaders unveiled the commemorative plaque of the Abobo-Anyama motorway which is now bearing the name of King Mohammed VI. Named “Mohammed VI Motorway,” this road stretches over 4.6 kilometers and is used, on a daily basis, by 500,000 people. It links towns populated by over two million inhabitants.The “Mohammed VI Motorway,” which will be restored by June 2014, will improve the living and transportation conditions in the communes of Abobo and Anyama, make the traffic flow more fluid on this section by increasing speed from 30 to 60 km/h and reduce vehicle exploitation cost.last_img read more

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Womens basketball Kelsey Mitchell earns second Big Ten Player of the Year

Ohio State junior guard Kelsey Mitchell attacks the lane against Maryland on Feb. 20 at the Schottenstein Center. Credit: Magee Sprague | Lantern reporterOhio State junior guard Kelsey Mitchell was named the 2016-17 Big Ten Player of the Year for the second time in three seasons. She was also named to first team All-Big Ten for the third straight season.Mitchell leads the Big Ten in scoring at 23.4 points per game and was also awarded Big Ten Player of the Week four times throughout the season. She currently sits as the Buckeyes third all-time scorer with 2,463 points and holds the Buckeyes’ record for 3-pointers. Mitchell mentioned she earned the award by trying to contribute to team play.“I don’t set individual goals of winning certain awards, but I try to get better each day and do whatever I can do to help my team win. We’ve had a great year and my teammates have been tremendous and I can’t wait to get back out on the court with them,” Mitchell said in a press release.In her last 10 games of the regular season, Mitchell scored at least 20 points per game. She was able to contribute more than just points, averaging 4.5 assists against Big Ten opponents and had the most steals on the team snatching the ball 39 times.Mitchell has some company in Big Ten awards as five other teammates received Big Ten honors. Senior forward Shayla Cooper, redshirt junior forward Stephanie Mavunga received second team Big Ten honors. Junior forward Sierra Calhoun was named an honorable mention and freshman Tori McCoy earned a place at the Big Ten’s All-Freshman team. OSU heads into the Big Ten tournament with the No. 1 seed, facing either Iowa or Northwestern at noon on Friday. read more

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Ohio State field hockey tops Ball State 32

Sophomore forward/midfielder Maddy Humphrey during a game against St. Louis on Aug. 28. OSU won 5-0.Credit: Kevin Stankiewicz / Asst. Sports EditorFollowing its 5-0 shutout victory over Missouri State, the Ohio State field hockey team improved its record to 3-2 in its 3-2 defeat over Ball State on Friday at Buckeye Varsity Field.OSU started out strong, scoring two goals in the first 10 minutes of play. Sophomore forward Maddy Humphrey scored the first goal with the help of an assist from senior forward Peanut Johnson. Shortly after, Johnson charged the goal and backhanded it into the net to put the Buckeyes up by two.OSU slowed down for the remainder of the first half, which Humphrey contributed after the game as a factor of the team getting too comfortable.“We were overloaded defensively. Ball State put a lot of pressure on our ball carriers and really swarmed the goal,” OSU coach Anne Wilkinson said of the team’s change of pace.The Buckeye defense, led by the reigning Big Ten player of the week, sophomore goalie Liz Tamburro, stayed strong defensively and held Ball State to one goal in the first half.In the second half of play, Johnson scored one more time off a feed from Humphrey. Humphrey and Johnson together were responsible for scoring and assisting on all three goals in the game.“My forwards are doing a nice job. They each have great individual stick skills. They read each other very well and do a nice job setting each other up to score,” Wilkinson said about the duo.Johnson said it was just a matter of being at the right place at the right time and that the win was an altogether team effort.The OSU defense secured the victory by holding Ball State to only one more goal in the second half.Johnson said the team needs to take this game as a learning experience and work on tightening everything up as it heads into Big Ten play next week.“We’ll be focusing on time management on the field and being able to dictate the game throughout different situations,” Wilkinson said.The Buckeyes are set to travel to East Lansing, Michigan, to take on the Michigan State Spartans next Friday for their first Big Ten game. read more

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Real Madrid unveil third kit

first_imgReal Madrid have unveiled their third kit for the 2018-19 season in what appears to be a futuristic idea that promotes recycling.Having gone with mostly predictable combinations of white home kit and black away for the new season. Los Blancos have opted for something a little more adventurous with their corresponding third kit.The recent kit was unveiled worldwide on Monday, the shirt is coral in color and made from recycled plastics collected from the ocean.??? Riding the wave of change in New York. Unveiling @RealMadrid’s new third kit. In collaboration with @parleyxxx. @adidasfootball | #HalaMadrid pic.twitter.com/OrRV8qTWMD— Real Madrid C.F. ???? (@realmadriden) August 6, 2018Rick Karsdorp, Roma, Serie AKarsdorp reveals he had too much stress at Roma Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 The Dutch defender has been with the Gialorrossi since 2017, but he has not enjoyed his time in the Italian Lega Serie A.Manufacturers Adidas have allied with the “Parley For The Ocean” project, the long-term goal of which is to clear the world’s seas of plastic debris by recycling it into football kits.The likes of Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema modeled the new jersey at an exclusive launch event in New York.Real will wear their new kit for the first time when they play Roma in the International Champions Cup in New Jersey on Wednesday, Aug. 7.Perfect for the environment? Probably a winning combination.last_img read more

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Roberto Gagliardini We Will Give Everything in the Champions League

first_imgInter Milan midfielder Roberto Gagliardini is confident the club will give their best in Europe’s top-tier competition.Gagliardini in a recent interview during the presentation of the new Nike Phantom VSN boots opened up about his team’s chances.The former Atalanta player spoke mainly about the boots but also focused on Inter’s Champions League adventure stating that: “It is an essential objective for us, I am delighted to be able to make my debut in this competition.Maurizio Sarri, JuventusMaurizio Sarri satisfied despite Juventus’ draw at Fiorentina Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Maurizio Sarri was satisfied with Juventus’ performance on Saturday afternoon after finishing a tough game at Fiorentina 0-0.“We will give our best and try to go as far as possible, looking to respect all three competitions we’re in. We want to do well, and we have every possibility to do so.”Inter Milan are making a return to the competition they last won in 2010 after many years of absence.Luciano Spalleti’s men qualified for the competition on the last day of the league denying Serie A rivals Lazio a place in the process.last_img read more

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Vokes sad comment after Burnley misses out in Europa

first_imgAfter the second-leg match was completed Thursday night at Turf Moor, Burnley lost at home in an aggregate of 2-4 against Olympiakos.Burnley was not able to overturn the 3-1 away lose against Olympiakos. They had missed a handful of chances, with most of the chances risked by Sam Voke.The visiting side sealed their victory on Thursday when Daniel Podence scored against the homeside, with Matej Vydra bringing an equalizer that proved no point to his team.Sports Mole, reporting BT Sport, has the following statement from Voke about their loss: “We created things all night and should have taken our chances – myself included.“I thought we played in the right manner and attacked them all night. But we couldn’t get over the line.Burnley FC v Manchester City - Premier LeagueMatch Preview: Burnley vs Liverpool Boro Tanchev – August 30, 2019 Premier League leaders Liverpool travel to Burnley for the Matchday 4 of the 2019-20 Premier League campaign.“It’s one of those. Some days they go in and some days they don’t. We’ve had three tough rounds – the other two went to extra time.“It’s been testing but it’s important we get back on the training ground and focus on the Premier League.”last_img read more

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Zola Solskjaer has done quite remarkable work at Man United

first_imgChelsea assistant coach Gianfranco Zola is happy to see Ole Gunnar Solskjaer do so well at Manchester United ahead of their FA Cup tie on Monday.Since replacing Jose Mourinho in December on an interim basis, Solskjaer has won 10 of his 12 games in charge of United and only lost for the first time on Tuesday in a 2-0 Champions League defeat to Paris Saint-Germain.This has marked an incredible turnaround of fortunes for United with the club having clawed their way back from an 11-point deficit in December to break into the Premier League top-four places.Now the Red Devils will be eyeing victory over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Monday in their fifth-round tie to continue their pursuit in handing Solskjaer a third FA Cup title and a first as a manager.Speaking on the former United striker, Zola praised Solskjaer for the job he’s pulled off at Old Trafford so far.“I am pleased, that’s the first feeling I have,” Zola told the club website.“I know Ole, we did a course together and I’m pleased to see him doing so well. United weren’t in a very good moment before but I knew the value of the team and that they would come back.“What he has done in a small amount of time is quite remarkable. He was clever, always interested and you can see when someone is focused on what he’s doing. He has that and I’m pleased he’s showing that.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“At the moment they are enjoying what they’re doing. They are committed, working together as a group and when you have that attitude and the qualities they have, the results can only be good.“It’s strange because they had a very good coach before but sometimes things don’t work out. The value of the team wasn’t in doubt and it’s no surprise they are doing what they’re doing.”The Blues will have a challenge on their hands for the rest of this month with the second leg of their last-32 Europa League clash with Malmo FF coming up next Thursday.After that, Chelsea will then face Manchester City in the Carabao Cup final before taking on Tottenham in a Premier League match.Therefore, Zola accepts that Chelsea must start turning around their recent form after suffering two heavy defeats to Bournemouth and City across their last four games.“Nobody is pleased when you lose games the way we have recently,” admitted Zola.“The players, coaches, everyone. We know it’s a moment in which we’ve alternated results and that’s something we don’t like.“We know we have to be consistent. We have the team to afford to do that and it’s important everyone understands the situation and is working on it, players, coaches and the club. It’s not the challenge, but it’s the unity facing the challenge which makes the difference and I believe we have that.”LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 29: Gianfranco Zola, Chelsea coach watches his team warm up prior to the UEFA Europa League Group L match between Chelsea and PAOK at Stamford Bridge on November 29, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)last_img read more

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