TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Lazar Markovic agents working on Liverpool exitby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLazar Markovic’s agents are on the lookout for a new club for the Liverpool midfielder.The Serbian midfielder has spent the first-half of the season with the club’s U23 squad after being informed by manager Jurgen Klopp he was not a required player.There had been talk of a move to Fiorentina, but that trail has run cold after their swoop for Sevilla attacker Luis Muriel.However, Markovic remains determined to find himself a new club and a return to Portugal has been mooted.The midfielder joined the Reds from Benfica four years ago.
shaq lawson notre dame post gameHeading into Saturday’s contest between Clemson and Notre Dame, there was a decent amount of banter between the two schools – especially from a few members of the Tigers’ defense and the Fighting Irish’s offense. It apparently didn’t end with the game’s final whistle.Following Clemson’s 24-22 victory, defensive end Shaq Lawson told reporters that he trash talked Notre Dame wideout Will Fuller following the Tigers’ failed two-point conversion. He also said that Notre Dame wasn’t “ready for the environment’ at Clemson.Check it out, via TigerNet.com:Clemson, at 4-0, now has the inside track on a playoff berth, should it keep winning. If that happens, the world will be seeing a lot more of Lawson.
Jim Harbaugh keeps incredible eclectic company. After hosting a wide-range of athletes and celebrities like Derek Jeter, Migos, and Jim Leyland at Michigan’s massive National Signing Day Event, the Michigan head coach has spent time with Willie Mays and Justin Timberlake. A few of those groupings are strange, but nothing tops being photobombed by comedian Larry The Cable Guy while taking a picture with saxophonist Kenny G during an event at Pebble Beach.Hell ya that’s @officialkennyg and @GitRDoneLarry pic.twitter.com/T9ormn42RD— Coach Harbaugh (@CoachJim4UM) February 13, 2016Bill Murray and Toby Keith were also around.Pebble Beach is how you think it is, Awesome! @GitRDoneLarry @TobyKeithMusic pic.twitter.com/UoOCuoC0Kg— Coach Harbaugh (@CoachJim4UM) February 13, 2016Harbaugh lives a pretty interesting life in the off-season.[SB Nation]
Horgan’s election last year changed that. His minority government exists at the pleasure of the Green party, and on condition of his continued opposition to the project. Trudeau made it clear Sunday that Horgan and his government are the ones wholly responsible forthe impasse.“I don’t think we would be in this situation if the British Columbia government hadn’t continued to emphasize its opposition to the project,” Trudeau said. “That is why we are at this point right now.”The federal government can and will do more on the pipeline’s potential environmental impact, he added. But he also accused Horgan of ramping up his rhetoric about environmental uncertainty and gaps in the federal oceans protection plan, without providing details.“Unfortunately, over the course of almost a year, they have not specifically put forward proposals on how they would like to see us improve the oceans protection plan,” said Trudeau. “It’s something we very much are open to doing.” Horgan blamed the lack of specifics on the dispute itself.“We have been working at the official level for some time laying out concerns, and I was encouraged that today’s meeting will allow us to get back on track in that respect,” he said.A lack of scientific clarity on how diluted bitumen behaves in water, and a lack of political clarity over who is responsible to pay in the event of such a spill, are two of his chief concerns, Horgan added.Indeed, knowledge is limited when it comes to how diluted bitumen, known colloquially as dilbit, interacts with water, and how best to contain and clean it up. Dilbit spilled into Michigan’s Kalamazoo River from an Enbridge pipeline in 2010 cost billions to clean up,with parts of the river closed for years afterwards.Notley, meanwhile, said she felt “a lot better” following the meeting and that once Morneau’s talks with Kinder Morgan were complete, the project would proceed.“I’m quite confident that should these discussions end successfully, that the pipeline will be built, and that is good because the pipeline is in the national interest,” she said.Before Sunday’s duelling news conferences were even complete, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer was front and centre, accusing Trudeau of sitting on his hands for too long and frittering away investor confidence in Canada as a whole.“His damaging policies … have only led to more uncertainty and instability in Canada’s resource sector,” Scheer said, describing an energy sector that is now convinced that “Justin Trudeau does not want their business in Canada.”Alberta’s Opposition leader, Jason Kenney, also said Sunday’s meeting didn’t bring the pipeline any closer to construction. He said government investment in the project would do nothing to solve B.C.’s continuing opposition.Kenney repeated his calls for the prime minister to penalize B.C. by withholding federal dollars for infrastructure and jobs training. He noted Trudeau’s father would not have stood for what the Horgan government is doing, despite his reputation as an oilsandsopponent.“I believe that (former) prime minister Pierre Trudeau, who was no great friend of Alberta’s energy industry, would not have tolerated the … lawlessness and violation of the Constitution that we are seeing right now,” the United Conservative Party leader toldreporters Sunday.(THE CANADIAN PRESS) OTTAWA, O.N. – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is putting taxpayer money where his government’s mouth is, promising to deploy both financial and legislative tools to ensure the disputed Trans Mountain pipeline expansion between Alberta and British Columbia is able to proceed.At the same time, however, Trudeau, speaking after a rare Sunday meeting with the warring premiers from both provinces, concedes“We must recognize that they remain at an impasse, which only the government of Canada has the capacity and the authority to resolve,” he said. As such, Trudeau said he has instructed Finance Minister Bill Morneau to sit down with Kinder Morgan to find a financial solution that will soothe their investors. He also promised legislation that would reaffirm Ottawa’s authority to press ahead with a development deemed to be in Canada’s national interest.He said the negotiations with Kinder Morgan wouldn’t play out in public, and he would not elaborate on exactly what the legislation will say.Kinder Morgan, for its part, would not say Sunday whether it felt mollified by the day’s events.“Our objectives are to obtain certainty with respect to the ability to construct through B.C. and for the protection of our shareholders in order to build the Trans Mountain ExpansionProject,” the company said in a statement.“We do not intend to issue updates or further disclosures on the status of consultations until we’ve reached a sufficiently definitive agreement on or before May 31 that satisfies our objectives.”Trudeau said the pipeline was approved by his government in 2016 after a rejigged environmental assessment and Indigenous consultation process, and only in concert with the Liberals’ climate change and oceans protection plan. Approval came in consultationwith the previous B.C. Liberal government, which gave its consent to the project after its own conditions were met.
DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – Fresh off winning their first Canadian Country Music Association’s Group of the Year and Roots Artist or Group of the Year for the 3rd consecutive time, The Washboard Union will be riding into Dawson Creek. The award-winning trio will be headlining the PBR Bull Riding event on December 1st at the Encana Events Centre.The Washboard Union have defied classification and have become one of the most exciting and talked about bands in Country music. Led by Aaron Grain, Chris Duncombe and David Roberts, The Washboard Union share an innate love for the art of songwriting and storytelling that has resonated with audiences from North America to Europe. “They are destined to be the new kings of country music” (CBC Canada). The band was certified gold this past year and have now had 3 Top 10 hits in Canada with more on the way from their latest album “What We’re Made Of”.One of the busiest bands touring in Canada, The Washboard Union have shared the stage with Zac Brown Band, Keith Urban, Reba McEntire, Dwight Yoakam, Jason Aldean, Thomas Rhett, Lonestar, and were direct support for Old Dominion on their 2018 Happy Endings Canadian Tour. Bull riding enthusiasts will have the opportunity to enjoy what Canada has to offer and has been celebrating this year with these boys. The Washboard Union are excited to be part of this great PBR event that features some of the top Canadian Bull Riders as they bring the toughest sport on dirt to Dawson Creek December 1st As the top men on the PBR Tour ride their way into town, joining them will be reigning PBR Champion, Zane Lambert. Lambert is also the top bull rider in the Canadian Professional Rodeo Association’s standings.With top pro Bull Riders and the award-winning Washboard Union, Dawson Creek will be rocking this December. Get your tickets today and don’t miss all the fun and excitement.Tickets for the event are on sale and can be purchased at the Tiger Box Office Plus, Systems Sound Source in Fort St. John, or at www.tigerboxboxofficeplus.ca or by phone at 1-877-339-8499.
CHETWYND, B.C. – Over 800 customer are without power in Chetwynd and Moberly Lake.A motor vehicle caused Hydro customers to lose power at approximately 4:17 a.m. Monday and may not be back on until 12:30 p.m. Hydro lists the outage as affecting customers north of Campbell Way in Chetwynd.For updates on the power outage, visit www.bchydro.com/outages
New Delhi: The Supreme Court Tuesday dismissed the plea filed by 21 Opposition leaders seeking a review of its April 8 order directing the Election Commission to increase random matching of VVPAT slips with EVMs to five polling booths per assembly segment. “We are not inclined to modify our order,” a bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi said. The plea was filed by opposition leaders led by Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss account details under automatic exchange framework Senior advocate A M Singhvi, appearing for petitioners, told the bench that the apex court had increased the random matching of VVPAT slips with EVMs to five polling booths per assembly segment and they are now seeking that it should be increased to 25 per cent at least. “It will be for the satisfaction of confidence building measures,” Singhvi tod the bench also comprising Justices Deepak Gupta and Sanjiv Khanna. Singhvi said the present increase of random matching of VVPAT slips with EVMs to five polling booths per assembly segment amounted to a meagre two per cent and petitioners are seeking that it be raised to 25 per cent at least. Also Read – Trio win Nobel Medicine Prize for work on cells, oxygen The apex court had on April 8 directed the Election Commission to increase random matching of Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) slips with Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) in five polling booths per assembly segment from one booth. The top court, however, had not agreed to the demand of 21 Opposition leaders for counting of at least 50 percent of VVPAT slips with EVMs in every assembly segment. The Opposition leaders had sought the review of the apex court’s order, saying the “increase from 1 to 5 is not a reasonable number and does not lead to satisfaction desired by this court”. “The petitioners submit that the aforesaid increase to a mere 2 per cent is not sufficient and will not make any substantial difference to the situation that existed prior to the passing of the impugned order. “Therefore, even though the petitioners have succeeded on merits of their contention, their success does not resolve their grievance or cause any meaningful change to the situation that they were originally aggrieved,” the plea had said. Referring to earlier observations of the apex court, it had said the 2 per cent increase in random matching of VVPAT slips with EVMs would not achieve the purpose of raising “public confidence in the integrity of the electoral process”. The plea had opposed the EC’s argument, which was accepted by the court, that as the elections were nearby and hence it would not be viable to increase the number of random matching of VVPAT slips with EVMs. “It is submitted that, once this court agrees that the number of EVMs that should be subjected to VVPAT verification should be increased to a ‘reasonable number’, not increasing the same to a number which is ‘reasonable’ because it may not be ‘viable’ to do so renders the entire exercise otiose and futile,” the plea had said. Consequently, the ‘viable number’ must also necessarily be reasonable, it had said, alleging that at many booths in Andhra Pradesh the VVPAT machines were not working properly.
Junior midfielder Turner Evans (5) cradles the ball during a game against Marquette Feb. 22 at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center. OSU won, 11-7.Credit: Brett Amadon / Lantern reporterNo leading scorer. No starting goalie. No problem.Playing without junior midfielder Jesse King and senior goaltender Greg Dutton, the Ohio State men’s lacrosse team snapped a three-game losing streak Friday, defeating the Bellarmine Knights, 10-7.Getting off to a quick start, junior midfielder David Planning opened the scoring for the Buckeyes, ripping a shot to the off-stick side of senior goaltender Will Haas, who finished the game with eight saves for the Knights.After freshman attackman/midfielder Matt Taulane scored his first career goal for Bellarmine to tie the game, the Buckeyes went on a three-goal run to take a 4-1 lead late in the second quarter.However, two Bellarmine goals, the second coming with 22 seconds left in the half, gave the Knights the momentum until OSU freshman midfielder Jake Withers won the ensuing faceoff and capped off the possession with a goal with only two seconds left before the break.Withers won 15 of 21 faceoffs in the game including picking up a team high 10 ground balls.OSU coach Nick Myers said Withers has been improving every week, and he did a good job helping OSU control the faceoffs, an area that’s been a question mark at times during the season.“Jake’s one of those freshmen that has been a work in progress,” Myers said. “To start the season, we knew we had something there. Give a lot of credit to (assistant) coach (Jamison) Koesterer, our faceoff coach, for really bringing him along and the wings as well. We knew it was going to be a key to the game and I thought Jake did a nice job there tonight.”Sophomore attackman Carter Brown, who led the Buckeyes with five points, recorded his second and third goals of the night in the third quarter to give the Buckeyes a 7-4 lead going into the final frame.Bellarmine (4-3, 0-3), , which is located in Louisville, Ky., started the fourth quarter with two unanswered goals by sophomore midfielder Taylor Stuart and senior midfielder Chad Mitchell, respectively, bringing the score within one.However, that was as close as the Knights got as OSU used its second three-goal run of the night to put away Bellarmine for good.Freshman attackman J.T. Blubaugh and junior attackman Reegan Comeault scored a pair of goals spanning a minute apart before junior midfielder Turner Evans scored a man-up goal for the Buckeyes to give them a 10-6 lead.OSU was 2-3 on its man-up chances in the game.Evans said the team had to change up its game plan because of the absence of King, but a lot of young players rose to the challenge to help get the win.“Jesse (King) is obviously a huge part of our offense, so we had to make some adjustments during the week to try and work around having him not play today,” Evans said. “I feel like a lot guys stepped up and contributed today and not having him in the lineup obviously hurt us, but we managed to get the win.”Bellarmine tacked on a goal in the final minute, but it proved to be too little too late as the Buckeyes held on for the victory.Brown, who is second for the Buckeyes with nine goals on the season, said it was good to start off conference play with a win, but there are still plenty of games left to be played.“It feels really good,” Brown said. “It’s kind of a new season right now in the conference. We just got to take it one game at a time and focus on ourselves.”Freshman goaltender Nick Doyle, who started in place of the injured Dutton, made nine saves in his collegiate debut, a performance that didn’t surprise his coach.“Doyle, I thought, did what we expect from our goalies,” Myers said. “He made some big saves, hung in there, did a nice job on the clear and helped us get a big win.”The Buckeyes are scheduled to be back in action Tuesday as they take on No. 9 Notre Dame at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. Game time is set for 4 p.m.
Argentine club River Plate, issued a statement in which they explained the reason they are refusing to play at the Bernabeu.As we have been talking about for the past week, the Boca Juniors vs River Plate Copa Libertadores final at the Santiago Bernabeu will be difficult to play for many reasons.Each of both clubs has already rejected the announcement from Conmebol, but each of them has a very different reason to not want to play it in the city of Madrid.Boca Juniors still feels like they already are the worthy champions of the tournament, based on the decision that Conmebol made to give River three points in a match with exactly the same circumstances but reversed three years ago at La Bombonera Stadium.Back then, many River Plate players were also assaulted by Boca Juniors fans with tear gas and the victory was instantly given to them.Now that the same thing happened to the Boca players, they are within their right to only request for the very same verdict but Conmebol has already rejected it because they want the final to be played.The ‘Bosteros’ have already appealed the decision and are still rejecting to even travel to Madrid, but River Plate has a very different reason for not playing that they explained through a statement this Saturday.Comunicado de prensa 👇 https://t.co/0jyXd7WoZd— River Plate (@CARPoficial) December 1, 2018After the decision was announced by Conmebol at the start of the week, River Plate had to wait a few days in order to respond in the best possible manner and they really took their time to do so.They finally issued their statement that was shared in all their social media accounts and on River Plate’s official website.“Over 66 thousand fans attended the stadium and patiently waited for over eight consecutive hours last Saturday, all those fans attended the stadium on the very next day with the hope of watching the final,” read the statement.“Conmebol is denying the chance to watch this historic final with no apparent reason, in virtue of the evidently massive cost difference and the long distance of the selected venue for this event.”Match Preview: River Plate vs Boca Juniors Boro Tanchev – September 1, 2019 It is time for one of the most intense derby games in the world, as River Plate and Boca Juniors go head-to-head tonight at 22:00 (CET).“This decision is completely incomprehensible, nobody can understand why the most important Argentinean football derby cannot be played normally in the very same country where the g-20 summit is taking place this weekend.”“Argentine football alongside the Argentinean Football Association (AFA, cannot and will not allow that a handful of violent individuals prevent the Superclasico from being celebrated in our country,” they [email protected] presentó la apelación al fallo de @CONMEBOL y reclama la localía, además que objeta la sanción que le impusieron de la suspensión de dos partidos, la económica, y reclaman por las pocas entradas que destinadas a sus socios para la final en el #Bernabeu. pic.twitter.com/7GO8pkiCn3— Veronica Brunati 💚 (@verobrunati) December 1, 2018In the same statement, River Plate accepts responsibility for the failing conditions within the safety measures that were deployed to protect the Boca Juniors players last Saturday when the match should’ve taken place.The vast majority of people in Argentina wholeheartedly agree with this notion and they will not accept to make the trip to Madrid, this situation will get stretched until the very last moment.But according to both FIFA and Conmebol, Argentina as a country has already missed a great opportunity and the decision is still standing as you are reading this article.However, we can expect more statements from all the parties involved and possible hope for a new verdict before Monday when the tickets for the final will start getting sold both online and outside the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium.It has already been established that 60,000 out of the 85,000 seats in the stadium will be split in half for both squads, with only 10,000 for people who will travel from Argentina from both clubs and the other 50,000 for Argentinean people who live in Spain but support both squads.Los fanáticos de @CARPOFicial reclaman en Núñez que la #Finalísima no se juegue en el Santiago Bernabéu. Para ellos, #LaFinalEsEnElMonumental. pic.twitter.com/jjTYuALymn— SportsCenter (@SC_ESPN) December 1, 2018Do you think Conmebol will listen to Boca Juniors and River Plate’s demands? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.
“It’s a wonderful honor for Emina, Gaby, and Brooklynn to be named to the all-region team,” said head coach Karen Ferguson-Dayes. “They were all outstanding in their own way this fall and are very deserving.” “Brooklynn had the breakout year we all knew she was capable of having,” said Ferguson-Dayes. “She is a true goal scorer and found herself scoring big goals in big games for us this year! We are excited for her to build off of this year for her senior year.” Print Friendly Version Ekic was named to the first team after an impressive sophomore campaign where she earned first team All-ACC honors. In the preseason, Ekic was named preseason All-ACC and was on the Hermann Trophy Watch List. Coming off an injury from last season, she was outstanding in ACC play this season. Ekic, the 2017 ACC Freshman of the Year, finished the regular season with seven goals and five assists for 19 points. She helped the Cardinals score in five of the last six matches, including two game-winning goals. She led the team with 47 shots and 22 shots on goal. Vincent earned second team honors for the first time in her career. The senior was a starting centerback for the Cardinals all four seasons. She helped guide Louisville to seven shutouts this season, while dishing out one assist. Vincent also served as team captain the last two seasons and helped guide the Cardinals to their best ACC finish and an NCAA Tournament appearance in her final season. LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Louisville’s Emina Ekic, Gabrielle Vincent and Brooklynn Rivers earned All-Atlantic Region honors by United Soccer Coaches association. Ekic earned first team honors for the second straight season while Vincent earned second team honors and Rivers earned third team honors. “Gaby Vincent has been our leader since the day she stepped on campus and it’s wonderful to see her senior year end so positively!” Ferguson-Dayes said. “She has been our most influential player and anchored a very stingy back for her whole four year career.” “Emina had a spectacular year after suffering a major knee injury her freshman year,” said Ferguson-Dayes. “She was back to full strength and was dominant for us in midfield. She has outstanding feet, she’s a tremendous dribbler and she can score goals during the run of play or off of set pieces.” Rivers earns her first all-region honors. The junior was named a third team All-ACC selection. She compiled her best season to date for the Cardinals. She led Louisville in scoring with eight goals and seven assists for 23 points. She also led the Cardinals with four game-winning goals. She ranked third on the team with 30 shots and 12 shots on goal. Story Links