United can deal with Lukaku exit, says Solskjaer

first_imgRegardless of who features up front, Solskjaer believes there are enough goals in his team to challenge for a place in the top four.“Of course Rom has a good record. The stats say he is one of the top number nines around when you want to play with that kind of target man striker,” he said.“But for me, I am very confident that we’ll get goals from Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford. Daniel James will create and Jesse Lingard will get more goals too.“Mason Greenwood’s pathway would have been a lot more different if we had another forward there.“I believe Mason is going to be playing and involved a lot and when he is, he’s going to score goals.”With Lukaku leaving Old Trafford, the door is now open again for Alexis Sanchez to prove his worth after a miserable 18-month spell in Manchester.The chances of Chilean departing before September 2, when the last of the European transfer windows closes, are slim and although he is not yet ready for first-team action following this summer’s Copa America Solskjaer insists there is still hope for Sanchez’s United career.“Alexis has come in and trained well although he is four or five weeks behind the other boys,” he said.“He has not played in any of the pre-season friendlies apart from one behind closed doors this week.“I think he will see this as an opportunity to make his mark.“I do expect him to stay. We think there is a striker there who is going to be able to get us some goals.”Share on: WhatsApp FILE PHOTO: Ole Gunnar SolskjaerManchester, United Kingdom | AFP | Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insisted on Friday that Manchester United can cope without Romelu Lukaku following the striker’s transfer to Inter Milan, saying that it was time for him to move on despite the lack of a replacement.Lukaku joined the Serie A club on Thursday, the Premier League’s transfer deadline day, but there was no new arrival to take his place at Old Trafford before the window shut.“It was time now for Romelu Lukaku to go. I think we got a good deal and he is happy so I think both parties ended that deal as it should be,” Solskjaer told reporters on Friday.“Romelu was injured for a while this pre-season and he did not participate so I just hope for him he will get a good start at Inter Milan.”The former Everton star fell out of favour under Solskjaer last season and he was training with the youth team at Anderlecht earlier this week as he tried to force his transfer away from United.Lukaku’s behaviour was criticised in some quarters but Solskjaer insists there is no bad blood.“I have always had a good relationship with Rom, open and honest. We have always spoken to each other frankly.“I have no issue between me and Rom but we are now obviously very happy with who is here.”While Solskjaer suggested Lukaku’s departure was inevitable, he will still be missed by United as no-one in the current squad comes close to matching his 42 goals in 96 appearances over the last two seasons.Links with Juventus pair Paulo Dybala and Mario Mandzukic came to nothing, so Solskjaer has to go with what is already at his disposal.Marcus Rashford is expected to lead the attack in their Premier League opener against Chelsea on Sunday, but there could be more opportunities for 17-year-old Mason Greenwood.– Impact players –The youngster has impressed in pre-season and his manager expects him to become an integral part of the first-team squad.last_img read more

FREE Scatter Creek Lounge Entertainment Schedule Friday & Saturday Nights 9pm-1am

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0FREE Scatter Creek Lounge Entertainment Schedule Friday & Saturday Nights 9pm-1am Olympia Street Rod Assn. Car Show Saturday, August 13th 9am to 5pmFree for the entire family and over 400 classic cars on displayBreakfast in the Grand Buffet $9.95 ($6.95 for car show participants) 9am to 11amLive DJ personality Steve Mohney playing all your favorite oldies 11am to 5pmHourly drawings for a chance to win up to $450 cash in the Lucky Eagle Money Machine starting at 11amBeer and BBQ food gardenInquiries for entering a car in the show 360-493-1957 (Jim and Debbie Moreno) 8/12-13 – BOOMER BAND8/19-20 – ONCORE8/26-27 – BILLY MAC9/2-3 – NEW BLUES BRO9/9-10 – RON HERRING9/16-17 – POP OFFS9/23-24 – BILLY MAC9/30 – 10/1 – CHRIS GUENTHERcenter_img Lucky Eagle Winners Comedy Competition Saturday, November 19th at 8pm Just $20Five previous winners of nationally comedy competitions compete hosted by Mike Wally WalterGabriel Rutledge, Winner Seattle Comedy Competition, Comedy Central special and Comedy.com specialKermet Apio, Winner, Seattle Comedy Competition and Great American Comedy FestivalRon Osbourn, Winner, Seattle Comedy CompetitionJay Wendell Walker, Winner, San Francisco Comedy CompetitionAuggie Smith, Winner, Seattle, San Francisco and Boston Comedy Festival ( all in one year)Must be 21last_img read more

Wildcats Profile — Captain Carr hopes to lead Cats to Blue Banner

first_imgWhen head coach Joe Moreira needs a spark to pick up the Wildcats, he turns to Lynnea Carr.As team captain and setter, Carr is one of the leaders on the Wildcats and is eager to begin the playoff push to a blue banner. For tournament information go to:http://mtsentinel.ca/provincials2012/ The Mount Sentinel Wildcats host the B.C. High School A Girl’s Volleyball Championships November 28-December 1 at the Selkirk College and L.V. Rogers gymnasiums.The school has been the feature site of the provincial tournament eight times since 1991 and has won four titles since 1997, the last coming in 2007.Mount Sentinel is currently ranked third in the province at the Single-A Girl’s Division.However, the players are hopeful home court advantage will power the squad to the top of the heap when the prestigious Blue Banner is awarded to the winning team on the evening of December 1.The Cats play host to the Kootenay Zone Finals Friday and Saturday at Selkirk College Gymnasium.Before the first serve is taken, The Nelson Daily Sports Editor Bruce Fuhr is getting readers into the provincial spirit with a series of profiles on the 2012 Mount Sentinel Wildcats.Today we feature Grade 12 Lynnea Carr.center_img “I definitely feel some pressure to win because it’s been four years since (Mount Sentinel) won a championship,” the 16-year-old Carr explained. “So (I guess) it’s time for another win.”Carr has come a long way since starting the sport in Grade 9.But the 5’6” setter with photography and music interests liked volleyball so much she transferred from L.V. Rogers to play at Mount Sentinel.“(Volleyball) is fun and competitive,” Carr said when asked about the sport. “It’s also a stress-reliever where you can leave all your problems outside the court.”Carr, like her fellow teammates, eat, sleep and enjoy the sport, playing club and on the beach during the off-season.The Grade 12 student has been thinking about the thrill of being host school at the provincial tournament since Mount Sentinel finished out of the medals last year in Chetwynd.“I’m very excited to be hosting provincials,” Carr said.And your goal at this tournament, Lynnea?“To win a blue banner (of course).”last_img read more


first_imgMartin Pedroza1091413713%31%$396,770 RIVAL TRAINER SAYS IT’S NYQUIST OVER MOHAYMENIf anyone has more respect for Nyquist than his owners, Paul and Zillah Reddam, and his trainer, Doug O’Neill, it’s trainer Keith Desormeaux, who saddled Exaggerator to finish second behind the undefeated male two-year-old champion of 2015 in the seven furlong San Vicente Stakes on Feb. 12.Desormeaux’s regard for Nyquist has not diminished since, so it’s little wonder he supports Nyquist in Saturday’s meeting with unbeaten Kentucky Derby favorite Mohaymen and eight others in the $1 million Florida Derby at Gulfstream Park.“I think it’s a field of two,” Desormeaux said Friday on another stellar Southern California morning, giving little heed to the other eight entrants.“I wish Exaggerator could have done more to compliment Nyquist’s effort when we ran (third behind Danzing Candy) in the San Felipe (March 12). I was so impressed running second to Nyquist in the San Vicente I thought it would propel me right into the winner’s circle in the San Felipe, but it wasn’t that easy.“I really do think it’s a two-horse race, and although Mohaymen has the pedigree advantage (by Tapit), it’s all about heart to a point and Nyquist is proven around two turns and he’s proven to be very competitive.“I like Nyquist. I try to not be biased to the West, but that’s my humble opinion.” Doug O’Neill18630282616%45%$1,493,552 Philip D’Amato14030222421%54%$1,610,805 Jerry Hollendorfer14224141617%38%$1,701,518 LIEUTENANT COLONEL SEEKS FIRST STAKES IN TOKYO CITY CUPStreaking Lieutenant Colonel seeks his third straight victory and his first in a stakesin Sunday’s Grade III Tokyo City Cup for older horses at 1 ½ miles on the main track.A four-year-old gelded son of 2008 Santa Anita Derby winner Colonel John trained by Jerry Hollendorfer for Harvey Clarke and Paul Braverman, Lieutenant Colonel won his last two starts on the lead, taking an overnight race at 1 1/8 miles on March 6 by 2 1/4 lengths.“If he’s not on the lead, he’ll be close to it,” said Hollendorfer assistant Dan Ward. “He’s a very nice horse, improving, and training very well.”The Tokyo City Cup, race eight of 10: Big John B, Rafael Bejarano, 2-1; Class Leader, Victor Espinoza, 7-2; Ike Walker, Edwin Maldonado, 8-1; $2,000 supplemental entry John’s Success, Tyler Baze, 12-1; China Girl Lover, Drayden Van Dyke, 9-2; Blingo, Alex Solis, 10-1; and Lieutenant Colonel, Mike Smith, 5-2.ULTIMATE BETTING CHALLENGE YIELDS $89,000 BONANZAStephen Young was full of money and praise after parlaying $2,000 he won in Santa Anita’s Ultimate Betting Challenge into a windfall of more than $89,000 when he was one of the winners of the Rainbow Pick 6 at Gulfstream Park last Saturday.The 59-year-old Young, a store manager at Pacific Sales in Ontario, invested $40 to participate in the Ultimate Betting Challenge, his first big money tournament. He played conservatively but still managed to win $2,000.He was not normally a Pick 6 player, citing the heavy capital investment, but decided to take a shot at the Rainbow Pick 6, putting up $432.It was a game-changing move, as Young had one of 147 winning tickets, reaping more than $89,000.“I’ve been playing the horses since I was 10 years old,” said Young, who resides in Murrieta. “Obviously, it was quite a thrill to win all that money and I want to express my appreciation and gratitude to Santa Anita and The Stronach Group for the opportunity to play in the Ultimate Betting Challenge.” Martin Garcia13121141416%37%$1,178,566 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS Drayden Van Dyke16817172610%36%$1,047,802 Bob Baffert10321181720%54%$1,598,885 Agapito Delgadillo9914111014%35%$390,362 Peter Miller12916132012%38%$710,160 Kent Desormeaux13120252315%52%$1,642,269 Flavien Prat24941454016%51%$2,624,001 David Lopez17224142214%35%$747,456 Mario Gutierrez17621312412%43%$1,267,069 Tyler Baze27127433910%40%$1,472,706 JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won Richard Baltas12020201517%46%$1,313,919 Victor Espinoza891211813%35%$906,350 Peter Eurton9315221216%53%$1,055,877 (Current Through Thursday, March 31) Gary Stevens6412111019%52%$1,595,898 FINISH LINES: Three-time Eclipse Award winner Beholder worked five furlongs in company Friday morning in a minute flat, breezing, under Gary Stevens as she prepares for her six-year-old debut. Trainer Richard Mandella said it was a “nice work” and still is considering either the Grade III, $100,000 Adoration Stakes at 1 1/16 miles on dirt May 6 or the Grade II, $200,000 Royal Heroine Stakes at a mile on turf May 5 for Beholder’s return to the races. Stablemate El Super was timed in 1:01.80 . . . Forever Darling and Mokat, candidates for the Grade I, $400,000 Santa Anita Oaks a week from Saturday, April 9, each worked six furlongs Friday for Richard Baltas, the former going in 1:13.40 and the latter in 1:14.20. Also likely to tackle undefeated champion Songbird in the Oaks are Bellamentary, Kay Kay, She’s a Warrior and Kiss N Scat, who, like Songbird, is trained by Jerry Hollendorfer and also possible for the Grade III Providencia Stakes at 1 1/8 miles on turf April 9 . . . Trainer Keith Desormeaux has the Lexington Stakes at Keeneland April 16 in mind for the three-year-old debut of Swipe, runner-up four straight times to Nyquist . . . Multiple graded stakes winner Om has been turned out for a few months following his last-place finish in the Grade I Kilroe Mile March 12. “A nuclear scan was clean,” trainer Dan Hendricks said, “but we decided to freshen him up.” Mike Smith961191811%40%$1,649,530 Santiago Gonzalez26947343317%42%$1,898,601 D’AMATO HAS TWO FOR THE MONEY IN SAN SIMEONPhil D’Amato, in a pitched battle with Doug O’Neill for Santa Anita’s Winter Meet training title, sends out Cape Wolfe and Hay Dude in Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 San Simeon Stakes for older horses at about six and a half furlongs on turf.They’re primed to score.“Both have been pointing to this race and they’re ready to go,” said D’Amato, tied at 30 wins each with O’Neill through 57 racing days and with only six remaining until the meet ends a week from Sunday on April 10.Cape Wolfe, a four-year-old English-bred gelding, was third in his U.S. debut in the Clockers’ Corner at about six and a half furlongs on the hillside course Jan. 24, then was an even fourth in the Grade II Arcadia Stakes at one mile on grass Feb. 13.Hay Dude was fourth in the Grade II San Marcos at a mile and a quarter on a “good” turf course Feb. 6, and second in the 2015 Clockers’ Corner over the San Simeon venue.As for winning the training crown, D’Amato will take it if it comes. “I just like all my horses to be in the right spots, run well, and whatever happens, happens,” he said.The San Simeon, race seven of 11: Cape Wolfe, Flavien Prat, 5-1; Mr. Sexy, Agapito Delgadillo, 20-1; Producer, Drayden Van Dyke, 15-1; No Silent, Gary Stevens, 7-2; Hay Dude, Tyler Baze, 3-1; Il Fornaio, Joe Talamo, 15-1; Guns Loaded, Rafael Bejarano, 5-2; Outside Nashville, Martin Garcia, 6-1; and Aotearoa, Brice Blanc, 12-1. TrainerSts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won Fernando Perez17819202311%35%$964,052 Joseph Talamo24331272913%36%$2,049,598 FLORIDA DERBY EDGE GOES TO NYQUIST ON HEARTD’AMATO EYES SAN SIMEON VICTORY, TRAINING TITLEFOES COULD SALUTE ‘COLONEL’ IN TOKYO CITY CUPULTIMATE BETTING CHALLENGE REAPS NEARLY $90,000BEHOLDER IN EASY BREEZE FOR SIX-YEAR-OLD DEBUT Edwin Maldonado19040182021%41%$1,292,215 Rafael Bejarano29066583123%53%$3,141,581last_img read more

Coke to give schools safe water

first_imgThousands of youngsters will leadhealthier lives through the Waterfor Schools initiative.(Image: Coca-Cola) MEDIA CONTACTS • Sammy MohlaoliCoca-Cola SA snr communications manager+27 11 644 0528 or +27 79 525 6934RELATED ARTICLES• Fifa trophy on the home stretch• World Cup fever spreads abroad• SA pride in World Cup at 90%• BBC spends big bucks on SA studioJanine ErasmusGlobal beverage manufacturer Coca-Cola is involved in the 2010 Fifa World Cup in a big way with a number of initiatives that will leave a lasting impression on communities.More important than the tournament itself, the company is to leave a lasting legacy in South Africa by improving access to drinking water and sanitation facilities for school children around the country, as well as the areas in which they live.The project, known as Water for Schools, falls under the umbrella of the Coca-Cola Replenish Africa Initiative (Rain), a six-year programme launched in early 2009 to provide safe drinking water to thousands of communities across the continent.Coca-Cola is funding the initiative to the tune of US$30-million (R223-million).The quality of life of at least 2-million people is expected to improve, and the company too will reap benefits because, in the words of Coca-Cola CEO Muhtar Kent, “our business needs strong, healthy communities to grow and be sustainable”.Kent added that the world’s biggest beverage company has made it a priority to help African communities tackle the day-to-day challenges facing them, especially in terms of access to safe water.Wise use of waterWater for Schools is due to roll out in 100 South African schools by the end of the year. As part of the project Coca-Cola is encouraging all South Africans to use water wisely and implementing customised water stewardship programmes at a community level.Whether the requirement is for better ablution facilities, new boreholes, or equipment to harvest rainwater, the company will fulfil the needs of an area once it has established what they are.“School water projects have been among the most effective approaches to improving young people’s lives, which has a positive multiplier effect across communities,” said William Asiko, president of The Coca-Cola Africa Foundation, which oversees the company’s social responsibility initiatives on the continent.The World Health Organisation (WHO) reported that more than 300-million Africans struggle to find potable water on a daily basis. Deadly waterborne diseases proliferate in unsafe water, killing thousands. The WHO estimated that at any time, half of the entire population of sub-Saharan Africa suffer from diseases related to poor sanitation and unclean drinking water.Furthermore, in the years leading up to 2015 – the target for implementation of the UN’s Millennium Development Goals (MDG) – an additional 47-million Africans will be added to the already long list of those without access to clean water. This means that the continent is not likely to meet the MDG deadline.World Cup trophy in SAAs a long-standing Fifa partner, Coca-Cola is also taking the World Cup trophy on a tour of the host country. By the time it arrives in Johannesburg on 5 May, Fifa and Coca-Cola will have taken it to 83 countries around the world, including every African nation.The trophy left Fifa headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland, in September 2009 and is now on the last leg of its 139 000km global tour. The company has described the response by Africans in particular as “incredible”, and soon it will be South Africa’s turn, with excited fans in towns, cities, villages and townships around the country getting the chance to pose beside the solid gold bounty.For many, it will be the closest they get to the World Cup.“From 5 May we are going to go around the country, with the trophy, and invite South Africans to come out and join us in celebration,” said Coca-Cola South Africa’s marketing manager Zayd Abrahams. “They can sing with us; dance with us; and kick the ball with us.”From Pretoria the trophy travels down to the Western Cape, where the tour officially begins on 7 May. Making its way across the country, it will visit the Eastern Cape; KwaZulu-Natal; Free State; Northern Cape; North West; Mpumalanga; and Limpopo provinces before it heads for its final destination in Johannesburg, Gauteng.Download a PDF of the trophy’s global route (79KB).last_img read more

Goldboro LNG proponent strikes deal to merge with Alberta gas producer

first_imgCALGARY, A.B. – The proponent of an LNG export terminal in Nova Scotia has struck a deal to merge with an Alberta natural gas producer.In a joint news release, Pieridae Energy Ltd. CEO Alfred Sorensen says the merger with Ikkuma Resources Corp. is a key step taking it to a final investment decision on its proposed $10-billion Goldboro LNG project.Pieridae shares on the TSX Venture Exchange fell more than 24 per cent to $3.40 by noon Friday while Ikkuma stock on the same market more than doubled from a close of 30 cents on Thursday to as much as 66 cents, before retreating. Pieridae says owning natural gas reserves is important to complement the feedstock needs at Goldboro LNG, which is to produce about 10 million tonnes of super-cooled liquefied natural gas per year to ship mainly to European customers.Sorenson has said the project, which hopes to utilize loan guarantees from the German government, could be approved for construction in the next few months pending permit approvals and contract agreements.The companies said the deal values each Ikkuma share at 86 cents, noting shareholders are to receive 0.1926 of a common share of Pieridae and 0.1 of a share of a new company that will hold certain oil assets, for each share tendered.last_img read more

Police investigate shooting in Grande Prairie

first_imgGRANDE PRAIRIE, A.B. –  Mounties in Grande Prairie are investigating a shooting that occurred yesterday.On Thursday at approximately 5:50 p.m., members of the Grande Prairie RCMP responded to a report of a man who had been shot in the area of 92 Street and 100 Avenue.The man was transported to a local hospital by EMS with unknown injuries, while two suspects were arrested and are currently in police custody. Police believe that this is an isolated incident and that there is no additional risk to public safety.If you have any information about this, or any other crime, please call the Grande Prairie RCMP Detachment at 780-830-5700. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or by Internet at www.tipsubmit.com.last_img read more

BC chief says one major oil spill could ruin her nations economy

first_imgOTTAWA – Leaders from several north-coast B.C. First Nations say if the Senate doesn’t approve a bill barring super-sized oil tankers from the region their fragile but thriving marine-based economies will die.The legislation would put into law an existing moratorium on tankers carrying more than 12,500 tonnes of crude oil in the waters between the northern tip of Vancouver Island and the Alaska border.The legislation passed the House of Commons last spring and is now being debated in the Senate. Chief Marilyn Slett of the Heiltsuk Nation is leading a delegation of chiefs and elected leaders in Ottawa this week to lobby senators to pass the legislation, which cleared the House of Commons last spring.The bill is strongly opposed by the Alberta government, which believes it cuts off an entire option for shipping crude oil. Premier Rachel Notley has added it to the list of irritants between her province and the federal government.Slett says the waters the ban covers are difficult to navigate and a single major spill would be the end of her nation’s livelihood.last_img read more