Five things we learned from the Raiders in London

first_imgThe Raiders have settled in for what they hope is a relatively normal week of preparation at the Grove Hotel in Watford, England.Five things we learned from a live-streamed press conference Wednesday following practice in advance of their Week 5 “home” game against the Chicago Bears.1. Early birds look to catch the wormThe Raiders flew directly from Indianapolis to London, kept players up as long as possible, took Tuesday off like a normal week and tried to simulate their normal Wednesday …last_img

New 49ers WR Sanders catches first pass, TD on opening drive

first_imgEmmanuel Sanders made an instant impact Sunday in his first game with the 49ers.The new San Francisco wide receiver, acquired this week from the Broncos, caught a four-yard pass on the second play of the Niners’ game against the Carolina Panthers.On the drive’s last play, it was Sanders who caught a dart from Garoppolo just inside the end zone to give him his first touchdown as a 49er. In under six minutes on the field with San Francisco, Sanders became tied for the team’s lead in touchdown …last_img

Shakib Al Hasan brilliance puts Bangladesh in box seat vs Australia in first Test

first_imgShakib Al Hasan lit up his 50th Test with all-round brilliance to help Bangladesh claim a handy first-innings lead over a listless Australia in the second Test on Monday. (SCORECARD)A day after rescuing Bangladesh from a top-order collapse with the bat, the left-arm spinner claimed 5/68 to help dismiss Australia for 217 and justify his status as he world’s top-ranked Test all-rounder.Having claimed a 43-run first-innings lead on a viciously turning track, Bangladesh further consolidated their position and were 45/1 at the close on the second day.Soumya Sarkar threw his wicket away after scoring 15 but Tamim Iqbal was batting on 30 with nightwatchman Taijul Islam yet to open his account.Bangladesh stretched their overall lead to 88 runs and Australia will have the unenviable task of batting in the fourth innings on a fast-deteriorating track at the Shere Bangla National Stadium.Resuming on a precarious 18-3, the tourists soon lost captain Steve Smith, their best batsman.Off-spinner Mehidy Hasan, who took 12 wickets at the same venue to inspire Bangladesh’s first Test win over England last year, struck in his second over, sneaking one through the gate to dismiss Smith for eight.Matt Renshaw and Peter Handscomb were subjected to a trial by spin with Mehidy (3/62) and Shakib hunting in tandem but the duo added 69 runs for the fifth wicket to halt the slide.With the partnership blooming, however, Taijul trapped Handscomb lbw for 33 with a ball that kept slightly low, as it often did on a track offering variable bounce and prodigious turn.advertisementOpener Renshaw soon joined him in the pavilion for 45, edging Shakib to slip.Matthew Wade fell lbw for five to Mehidy and Shakib got Glenn Maxwell stumped for 23.Ashton Agar made 41 and Pat Cummins contributed 25, adding 49 runs for the ninth wicket in a defiant stand to lend a touch of respectability to the Australian total.last_img read more

Paul Finebaum Doesn’t Think Notre Dame Will Compete For A National Title This Year

first_imgPaul Finebaum's expectation for Notre Dame.Paul Finebaum Notre Dame National ChampionshipFighting Irish fans likely aren’t fans of pro-SEC ESPN college football analyst Paul Finebaum in the first place. After hearing what he has to say about Notre Dame’s 2015 title chances, that likely won’t change.Friday, Finebaum made a bold prediction, stating that he doesn’t believe that the Fighting Irish will compete for a national championship this year. While he believes Notre Dame has a good team, he thinks the schedule, which features Georgia Tech, Clemson, USC and Stanford, is too difficult. He added that he isn’t sure when the school will be able to compete for a national title, either.Notre Dame isn’t competing for a national championship in 2015 http://t.co/DmXr6tar5U— Paul Finebaum (@finebaum) August 7, 2015Here’s a link to the video, if it doesn’t work for you on mobile.There are many who believe that Notre Dame needs to start putting together easier schedules to compete for the College Football Playoff. It’ll be interesting to see whether the school changes its ways.last_img read more

SCHNIGGE Wants to Buy Rickmers Holding Bonds

first_imgzoom Financially-troubled maritime services provider Rickmers Holding has received an offer from Germany’s securities trading bank SCHNIGGE Wertpapierhandelsbank SE related to the company’s bonds. Specifically, the bank submitted a voluntary tender offer to buy up to EUR 35.5 million (USD 42.4 million) bonds of 8.875% Rickmers Holding at a price of 2% flat for each bond with EUR 1,000 nominal value.As informed, the bonds are currently traded on the stock market. The stock market price is 2.55% flat.SCHNIGGE made a tender offer to bondholders of Rickmers Holding on January 5, 2018. The offer will end on January 31, 2018.In May 2017, the bank already made a tender offer to acquire Rickmers Holding bonds.Rickmers Holding filed for insolvency in June 2017 after HSH Nordbank AG rejected further negotiations on the restructuring.However, the company was allowed to continue its business after Zeaborn Group and Bertram Rickmers took over its global ship management activities.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

BBC AND CBCRADIOCANADA ANNOUNCE COMMITMENT TO CONTINUING COLLABORATION

first_img Facebook Advertisement Login/Register With: Advertisement The BBC and CBC/Radio-Canada today announced a commitment to future collaboration across a range of different areas. The agreement was made between Tony Hall, Director-General BBC, and Catherine Tait, President and CEO, CBC/Radio-Canada, on the occasion of the 82nd General Assembly of the European Broadcasting Union in Oslo, Norway last week.In a joint statement, Hall and Tait commented:“In an increasingly global marketplace, Canadian and British audiences want programmes and services about their lives and their culture. In divided times, it’s never been more important to reflect and represent every part of our diverse communities. And in a world where disinformation spreads in a flash, we need public media to bring the whole of society the news and analysis that it can trust – what is really going on and why it matters.” LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement “As we reinvent how we deliver our services for new generations, we are coming together to share ideas, and our teams are exploring new ways to work together: amplifying our public service missions, bringing our audiences the best ideas, and investing in our local creative industries. Through this partnership we will bring the best stories to audiences across the UK and Canada, and around the world.”Read the full agreement between the BBC and CBC/Radio-Canada, here..About the BBCThe BBC is the world’s leading public service broadcaster. We’re impartial and independent, and every day we create distinctive, world-class programmes and content which inform, educate and entertain millions of people in the UK and around the world. We do this across a portfolio of television services and ten UK-wide radio networks, providing the best live music broadcasting in the UK, as well as speech radio which informs, educates and entertains. We also have two national radio services each in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland and 39 local radio stations across England and the Channel Islands, providing an invaluable and unique service to listeners across the UK. Our digital services include BBC News, Sport, Weather, CBBC and CBeebies, BBC iPlayer and BBC Sounds. Around the globe, BBC World Service is on television, radio and online in more than 40 languages. Our commercial operations include BBC Studios, the BBC’s award-winning production company and world-class distributor, which generates additional revenue for investment in new programming and services for UK audiences..About CBC/Radio-CanadaCBC/Radio-Canada is Canada’s national public broadcaster. Through our mandate to inform, enlighten and entertain, we play a central role in strengthening Canadian culture. As Canada’s trusted news source, we offer a uniquely Canadian perspective on news, current affairs and world affairs. Our distinctively homegrown entertainment programming draws audiences from across the country. Deeply rooted in communities, CBC/Radio-Canada offers diverse content in English, French and eight Indigenous languages. We also deliver content in Spanish, Arabic and Chinese, as well as both official languages, through Radio Canada International (RCI). We are leading the transformation to meet the needs of Canadians in a digital world. Twitterlast_img read more

Dawson Creek Fire Department responds to house fire

first_imgThe cause of the fire is still under investigation. DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – The Dawson Creek Fire Department responded to a structure fire on Wednesday morning on 121 Avenue.The fire started in a home in the 900 block of 121 Avenue. According to the Fire Department, the fire was contained to the room of origin, but the whole home suffered heavy smoke damage.The Dawson Creek Firefighters Charitable Society has donated a $500 gift card from Walmart to the family.  This will help the family replace basic necessities that were lost in the fire.last_img

Trican Well Service cuts 160 jobs during sharp slowdown in Q4 oilpatch

first_imgTrican reported a fourth-quarter net loss from continuing operations of $159 million as it recorded a $134-million goodwill impairment charge, compared with a net profit of $14 million a year earlier.It said its total job count in the quarter fell by 30 per cent to 2,054 from 2,909 a year earlier. In November, the Canadian Association of Oilwell Drilling Contractors issued a drilling forecast calling for little change in activity in 2019 versus 2018.But CAODC president Mark Scholz said Thursday activity is actually down substantially so far in 2019 and, if it continues on that trend, the industry will likely support 5,800 fewer jobs than the 30,000 expected in the forecast.He said more than 60,000 jobs were associated with the drilling industry before oil prices crashed in late 2014.Source Energy, which supplies the specialized sand used in fracking, reported in an operational update on Wednesday that sales fell by 33 per cent to 373,000 tonnes in the fourth quarter from 557,000 tonnes in the same quarter in 2017. CALGARY, A.B. – A 40 per cent decline in revenue in the fourth quarter due to a steep downturn in drilling activity in Western Canada resulted in 160 lost jobs at Calgary-based Trican Well Service Ltd.The well completion company posted $5.1 million in severance costs in its fourth-quarter results as its revenue dropped to just $168 million from $280 million in the same period of 2017.“2018 proved to be a lot more challenging than we anticipated at this time last year,” CEO Dale Dusterhoft told a conference call to discuss the results on Thursday.center_img “We saw a significant decline in activity from September onwards, which required us to adjust our business and adjust our overall cost structure.”He said the company’s overall head count at the end of 2018 was 1,841, down more than 11 per cent from 2,083 at the start of the year.Drilling contractors have moved at least 26 rigs from Canada to the United States since 2017 as Canadian producers reduce activity due to a shortage of investment capital blamed on volatile commodity prices and not enough export pipeline capacity.Well completion firms like Trican step in to make a well ready to produce oil and gas after it’s been drilled, using technologies including hydraulic fracturing or “fracking.”Fracking involves injecting water, sand and chemicals under high pressure to crack tight rock formations deep underground and allow trapped oil and gas to flow into the well.The Petroleum Services Association of Canada said last month it expects 5,600 wells to be drilled in the country this year, down from 6,948 in 2018, due to what it calls deteriorating investor confidence in Canada.last_img read more

Toastmasters Business Challenge Open House

first_imgTo view the Achievers Toastmasters FB Page; CLICK HERE FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Achievers Toastmasters of FSJ is hosting their first Local Business Challenge & Networking Night in honour of February being Toastmasters month.Tonight, Thursday, February 28th at the Northern Lights College, Room 202 from 6:45 pm to 8:30 pm.Toastmasters is inviting the public to come and see what the club is about with their business challenge, open house ‘Tabletops with a Twist.’ Toastmasters asks attendees to bring a 1-2 minute elevator pitch on your business and constructive feedback will be provided.The event will host free pizza and prizes, with time to chat and network.Achievers Toastmasters regularly meets September-June, learning public speaking and leadership skills in a positive environment held on Thursdays, room 202 at the Northern Lights College.Toastmasters is a nonprofit educational organization that operates clubs worldwide for the purpose of promoting communication and public speaking skills.‘The mission of a Toastmasters Club is to provide a mutually supportive and positive learning environment in which every individual member has the opportunity to develop oral communication and leadership skills, which in turn foster self-confidence and personal growth.’ from the Toastmasters website.To view the FB Page Event; CLICK HERE last_img read more

EC expresses serious displeasure over AIs failure to respond to show cause

first_imgNew Delhi: The Election Commission on Tuesday expressed “serious displeasure” over Air India’s failure to respond to its show cause notice for using boarding passes with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s photo on them and the airline’s “lackadaisical approach” towards enforcing the Model Code of Conduct.In a letter to Civil Aviation Secretary P S Kharola, the poll panel said that Air India has failed to respond to its notice despite lapse of deadline two days ago. “The Commission expresses its serious displeasure over the non-compliance of the Commission’s lawful instructions and lackadaisical approach towards enforcing the Model Code of Conduct,” the poll panel said in its letter dated April 2, 2019. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’The EC said that its displeasure should also be conveyed to Air India chairman and managing director Ashwani Lohani for “the lapse of the organization”. The strongly worded letter said,”The Commission has further directed that action taken against the officer incharge be reported to the Commission within a week.” The Election Commission had on March 26 issued a show cause notice to the Civil Aviation Ministry over the use of Prime Minister’s pictures on Air India boarding pass as prima facie it violated the model code of conduct. The code came into force on March 10 when the poll body announced the schedule for the Lok Sabha polls beginning April 11. The poll panel had said prima facie Air India has violated the model code of conduct, and referred to clause VII of the code which states that “issue of advertisement at the cost of public exchequer … regarding achievements with a view to furthering the prospects of the party in power shall be scrupulously avoided”.last_img read more