About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say French great Fernandez blasts PSG coach Tuchel: You’re no Klopp!by Paul Vegas10 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFrench great Luis Fernandez has used Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp to take aim at PSG coach Thomas Tuchel.Fernandez has praised Klopp for the way he improves his players.He said, “Thomas Tuchel p***ed me off with the kids. Just look at what another German coach, Jurgen Klopp, is doing. When you see Liverpool playing for two or three years, you say that this is a coach who has advanced his team. “With Tuchel I wait, he’s a coach who won the Championship, but neither the Coupe de France nor the Coupe de la Ligue. Ancelotti, Blanc and Emery, they won these competitions. I would like this coach to succeed with the squad he has. We look forward to it.”
TUSCALOOSA, AL – SEPTEMBER 08: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide looks on during the game against the Arkansas State Red Wolves at Bryant-Denny Stadium on September 8, 2018 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)The second week of the 2019 college football season kicks off tonight with a handful of games. While they aren’t the most entertaining match-ups in the world, it will have to hold football fans over until Saturday afternoon.Alabama head coach Nick Saban has a message for fans complaining about match-ups early in the season.Don’t take anything for granted.Saban went on a rant about attendance at college football games and suggested fans need to show up – even for games against lower-tier opponents. During his rant, Saban used Tennessee fans as an example. “Everybody takes everything for granted. I mean, I’m sure there was a lot of Tennessee fans last week that took it for granted that they were going to beat Georgia State, and they didn’t. So, you’ve got to play well … and you should support well all the time, as well,” Saban said via Charlie Potter.Saban: “Everybody takes everything for granted. I mean, I’m sure there was a lot of Tennessee fans last week that took it for granted that they were going to beat Georgia State, and they didn’t. So, you’ve got to play well … and you should support well all the time, as well.”— Charlie Potter (@Charlie_Potter) September 6, 2019Saban has railed against fans in the past for their lack of attendance at games in the midst of winning seasons.We’ll have to wait and see how fans respond to Saban’s comments earlier this week. Alabama faces off against New Mexico State, which should test fan’s love of the Crimson Tide.
zoom Joakim (Kim) Ullman has been appointed to the position of President of Concordia Maritime AB as of 1 January 2014. Kim comes from Stena LNG where he has been CEO since 2012. He will replace Hans Norén who will leave Concordia Maritime at the end of the year after ten years as president.“After a methodical search during the autumn, both externally and in the Stena AB group, the board of directors is very pleased that Kim Ullman has agreed to take over the helm at Concordia Maritime. There are few people in tanker shipping in the Nordic region with more solid qualifications than Kim. I am convinced that his energy and know-how will result in a positive profitability development in the company”, says Carl-Johan Hagman, Chairman of the Board of Concordia Maritime.A number of key positionsKim has devoted his whole professional life to shipping. He was recruited in 1983 to Stena Bulk as chartering manager and through the years he has had a number of positions in the company, including that of Vice President since 1987.Kim was one of the initiators and driving forces behind the formation of the strategic marine alliance with Texaco (StenTex) in the mid-1990s and was also the President of this company between 2000 and 2005, stationed in Houston, Texas. During this period, he also managed the formation of the suezmax pool Stena Sonangol Suezmax Pool. He returned to Gothenburg as Executive Vice President with responsibility for business strategy. He also served as Managing Director of Stena Weco, which is one of the principal players in the shipping of petroleum products and vegetable oils. Since 2012, he has been responsible as CEO of Stena LNG for Stena’s new investments in LNG transportation.Bright future prospects“I’m looking forward to the exciting challenge of leading Concordia Maritime into its next stage of development. The focus on cost-effective and safe transportation of refined petroleum products and vegetable oils is very much in tune with the times”, says Kim Ullman.Carl-Johan Hagman adds: “Concordia Maritime’s strategy will continue to build on the strengths that distinguish the company from other shipping companies of the same size, for example, access to Stena’s technical departments and Stena Bulk’s global network of operators and charterers. We also have a first-class fleet with some of the best crews in the world when it comes to quality and safety.”Concordia Maritime, November 29, 2013
OTTAWA – The commander of the Canadian Forces mission in Iraq and Syria says he expects the government to extend the operation past its scheduled expiry date at the end of the month.Brig.-Gen. Dan MacIsaac told The Canadian Press that he’s looking forward to seeing a renewed commitment of more than 800 military personnel in the international anti-terror coalition as part of Wednesday’s long-awaited defence policy review.Details of that and other future foreign military deployments are expected to be unveiled when Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan and Gen. Jonathan Vance, the chief of the defence staff, release the government’s new blueprint for national defence.The table for that defence review will be set in a major foreign policy speech Tuesday by Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland. That speech will affirm “multilateralism and rules-based international systems, human rights, gender equality, the fight against climate change, and economic benefits being shared by all,” the government said in a statement.Freeland’s speech will be the Liberal government’s attempt to define its military, development, diplomatic and trade priorities, and how Canada plans to navigate a world order thrown into disarray by disruptive events such as the election of Donald Trump and the rise of anti-trade forces, sources say.The speech is meant to serve as the “umbrella” for Wednesday’s defence review and the release of the international development review later this month, said a source, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because it was still a work in progress.Wednesday’s defence review is expected to lay out the military’s priorities for future overseas deployments, and outline government’s 20-year plan for spending billions of dollars on military hardware to upgrade warships and fighter jets, among other things.Sajjan has said the review will also dovetail with the government’s broader innovation agenda and will explain how the military will partner with the defence industry to create jobs by developing of cutting-edge equipment.For soldiers such as MacIsaac, who is overseeing Canada’s contribution to the international anti-terror fight, it will bring more clarity to ongoing military operations.“We’re looking forward to the government releasing the defence policy review, likely in the next couple of days,” MacIsaac said in a lengthy telephone interview Monday from his headquarters in Kuwait.“I foresee government providing defence further direction, and the government of Canada is committed to contributing to defeating Daesh in Iraq and Syria,” he said, using the Arabic acronym for the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.“We’re definitely here past the 30th of June.”The government has not formally announced an extension of the mission, which is Canada’s contribution to the international coalition of more than 60 countries that is trying to degrade ISIL.MacIsaac said the coalition is continually degrading ISIL’s command and control, weapons making and financing operations across Iraq and Syria, and has reclaimed a swath of land the size of Nova Scotia.“They’ve had to move many a headquarters and many a leader, and we are tracking those changes,” he explained.Though he didn’t specifically reference the recent attacks in London, Manchester and elsewhere, MacIsaac said ISIL is losing the ability to direct attacks across the globe.“There are many Daesh-influenced attacks but I’m not aware of any Daesh-directed attacks,” he said. “So it’s interesting to watch them now try to claim when someone does something criminal … They’re on their hind foot.”Asked if he had a message for war-weary Canadians, MacIsaac replied:“Canada is fortunate. We live in a safe place. But we have a duty to take collective action with our friends to advance the liberty of others and security at home.“If you think you have values, you’ve got to work to show it.”Freeland’s speech will address how Canada plans to project the “hard power” of its military and use its “soft-power” diplomacy, sources say.She will describe how and why Canada was able to play a role in shaping the multilateral order that was built after the Second World War — because the country suffered heavy losses fighting the two world wars, sources say.Now, with the world’s multilateral order under threat and the globe in a period of constant change, those sources say Freeland will say the country must now work to shape the shifting global forces to the Canada’s advantage.Much of that disruption is due to Trump’s “America First” foreign policy — throwing cold water on NATO and the G7, while dumping the Paris agreement on fighting climate change.The source said the speech may not mention Trump directly, but it will re-enforce Canada’s strong economic ties with the U.S., and how Canada’s foreign policy diverges — notably on climate — with its southern neighbour.
OTTAWA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met Friday with indigenous activists who set up a demonstration teepee on Parliament Hill ahead of Canada Day celebrations.The prime minister and his wife arrived relatively unannounced at the site mid-morning, as the national capital was abuzz with preparations for the July 1 event that’s expected to bring some half a million people into the downtown core.The Bawaating Water Protectors from Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., arrived Wednesday night to erect the teepee and engage in four days of what they called a “reoccupation” to draw attention to the history of Indigenous People in Canada during 150th birthday celebrations this weekend.Originally the group clashed with police, who arrested nine people and refused to allow the teepee, but all nine were eventually released and the structure was set up, then later moved to be close to the main stage for Saturday’s events.The prime minister stopped by while he was on Parliament Hill for rehearsals; the activists said they became aware Trudeau was going to visit when the RCMP came to search the structure.The Trudeaus spent about 30 minutes inside, meeting with four people.A video of the meeting posted on YouTube showed the prime minister sitting cross-legged, shoes off, and clasping a feather as he listened to a request from group member Candace Day Neveau that the current federal department responsible for indigenous affairs be renamed the office of honourable treaty relations, and that the current Indian Act be scrapped.“We have to move beyond the Indian Act, we have to end the Indian Act but we can’t do it with the stroke of the pen from Ottawa,” Trudeau said.“We have to do it with your partnership, with your leadership and there are people at different points along their healing journey . . . We need to respect your pace, your leadership.”Trudeau said young voices, like Day Neveau’s, were essential to the process and thanked the group for sharing the moment with him.“As a young leader I am here to say we are going to be holding you accountable for abolishing the Indian Act and for making things right for our people,” Day Neveau told him.Trudeau did not speak to reporters once he exited the tent, but later posted a series of messages on Twitter about the meeting, calling it respectful.“The painful fact behind this protest is that for too long, there’s simply been no space for Indigenous Peoples to be heard in Ottawa,” he tweeted.“Our government is committed & dedicated to moving forward on reconciliation – myself & everyone in cabinet. And we have a lot of work to do.”The teepee may come down Saturday afternoon, but whether it does will require consensus among the group, member Ashley Courchene had said earlier Friday.The Bawaating Water Protestors are just one of many indigenous groups planning protest events and demonstrations this weekend to draw attention to the fact that, for them, there is nothing to celebrate.Heritage Minister Melanie Joly said Friday the government respects the group’s right to protest peacefully.“We know that millions of Canadians will be celebrating tomorrow, but not all Canadians,” she said.“In the context of Canada 150, it is our time to reflect on the darker chapters that happened in our history and also work towards reconciliation and make sure that the next 150 years are way better when it comes to relationships with Indigenous Peoples.”As she clasped a bundle of tobacco in her hand after the meeting with Trudeau, Day Neveau said she hoped everyone could benefit from the message she and others are trying to communicate.“This is a tobacco offering to Canada to stand and support Indigenous People,” she said.“May this be an educational experience for everyone to say that young leaders are rising, Indigenous People are rising.”
OTTAWA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says cancelling the controversial contract to sell armoured vehicles to Saudi Arabia would leave taxpayers on the hook for $1 billion.The comments come as the Liberal government is facing new pressure to cancel the deal amid international outrage over the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi earlier this month.Canada has added its voice to global calls for answers, with Trudeau telling the CBC in an interview today that the Saudi government’s explanation of what happened lacks credibility.Human rights groups have urged Canada to cancel the $15-billion contract to sell light armoured vehicles to Saudi Arabia — a 2014 deal signed by the Harper government and upheld by the Liberals.Trudeau says the government could suspend export permits but notes the contract is structured in a way that makes it very difficult to cancel and he is limited in what he can discuss publicly.On Monday, Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said Canada is “gravely concerned by the murder” of Khashoggi, adding there are “very important questions” about the entire relationship with Saudi Arabia.
Kolkata: Mayor Firhad Hakim on Sunday urged the voters of the Kolkata North Lok Sabha constituency to cast their votes in favour of Trinamool Congress, as it has taken care of all cross-sections of people.He was addressing a meeting organised by the Hindi Janakalyan Manch at Binani Bhavan, Posta on Sunday afternoon. Sobhandeb Chattopahyay, state Power minister, Malay Ghatak, state Law minister, Shashi Panja, minister of state for Women and Child development and Social Welfare and Smita Bakshi, party MLA from Burrabazar, took part in the meeting. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaAddressing the gathering, Hakim said the political parties have to answer the questions raised by the people about the development projects taken up by them in the past five years. “If one asks BJP about its achievements in the past five years, the party leaders will have to answer note ban, hasty implementation of GST, mounting unemployment and inciting one religion against the other,” Hakim said, adding that before coming to power in 2014, Modi had said Rs 15 lakh would be deposited in the bank account of every Indian, 10 crore youths will get jobs in five years and banning of high value notes will stop the inflow of black money in the market. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayHowever, in reality, “the note ban has brought economic disaster to the country, 2 crore youths have lost jobs due to note ban and the inflow of black money has not stopped,” he said, adding: “Narendra Modi is a big flop.” On the contrary, Mamata Banerjee has kept all her promises, Hakim said. “Poor people are getting rice at Rs 2/kg, Kanyashree has benefitted 60 lakh girls and Sabuj Sathi has benefitted one crore students who got cycles free of cost. Her schemes have helped people of all cross-sections.”
Rabat – Real Madrid’s Santiago Bernabeu welcomed Ahed Tamimi, the Palestinian teen who served eight months in prison for slapping an Israeli soldier.The symbol of the Palestinian struggle visited the Bernabeu at the request of Real Madrid.The visit took place yesterday a few hours before a game between Real Madrid and Atlético Madrid. Tamimi visited Spain along her father to participate in several political events. She met with Real Madrid’s current senior manager and former forward Emilio Butragueno. Tamimi also received a Real Madrid jersey with her name on it.The Palestinian activist was freed from Israel’s HaSharon prison on July 29. The Palestinian girl was convicted of assaulting an Israel Defense Forces (IDF) soldier.Real Madrid’s move received criticism from Israel’s foreign ministry spokesman, Emmanuel Nahshon. The official took to his twitter to criticize Real Madrid on Sunday.Ahed Tamimi está promoviendo violencia contra ciudadanos israelies. @realmadrid – recibir una terrorista que incita al odio y a la violencia es algo que no tiene nada que ver con los valores universales de fútbol. https://t.co/DGN2NDWTMx— Yoav Katz ?? (@YoavKatz) September 29, 2018Nahshon wrote that “Tamimi is not a peaceful fighter but an advocate of violence and terror.” He added that Real Madrid “encourages aggression (…) Today, I a not going to the Bernabeu,” he added.Ahed Tamimi no es una luchadora pacífica sino una defensora de la violencia y el terror. Las instituciones que la recibieron y festejaron alientan indirectamente la agresión y no el diálogo y el entendimiento que necesitamos.Hoy no voy al Bernabéu.@realmadrid @PSOE— Embajador Israel?? (@Isr_Amb_Esp) September 29, 2018
The average value for the Canadian dollar on Wednesday was 78.16 cents US, up 0.76 of a cent from Tuesday.The U.S. dollar was at C$1.2794, down 1.26 cents.Pound sterling was at C$1.6487, down 1.23 cents, and US$1.2887, up 0.31 of a cent.The Euro was at C$1.4613, down 1.61 cents.Quotations provided by the Bank of Canada.
CALGARY (CityNews) – A popular Filipino restaurant has officially opened in Calgary.Jollibee opened its doors for the first time in Calgary Friday morning at Pacific Place Mall along 36 Street NE.The fast-food joint serves fried chicken, burgers, and spaghetti and has already opened in Toronto, Winnipeg, and Edmonton.The first patron of Jollibee has placed his order. This fast food chain is hard at work, making fried chicken, burgers, and spaghetti, getting ready to feed a restless roaring crowd that’s been waiting in line – in some cases for days. #yyc @660NEWS pic.twitter.com/DT0G8L5AlK— Saif Kaisar (@StaySaif) September 20, 2019One man who has waited in line for hours was eager to get inside.“The taste and the quality of the food is really good but for me, personally, I think it’s more of being able to share with everyone, your loved ones, your family. That’s what attracts it to me even more.”Reporter Saif Kaiser was live at the grand openingAudio Playerhttps://www.660citynews.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/sites/8/2019/09/20/saif-jollibee-2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.The chain plans to open 100 locations throughout Canada in the next five years.Jollibee is offering the first 50 people who spend $25 at its opening a year’s supply of Jolly Crispy Chicken. Are you excited about the opening of Jollibee in Calgary?YesNoI haven’t had it before, but I would try itVoteView Results Take Our Poll
This week’s Conversations with Goodman podcast guest is MBA student Shakti Pradhan who talks to host Susan LeBlanc about his experience at the Goodman School of Business as an international student.Pradhan, who holds an undergraduate degree in engineering, explains how pursuing and MBA degree was an obvious choice for him.“As an engineer, I have always been fascinated by the processes of business,” he says.While following financial markets, Pradhan thought about the skills that managers needed to make effective decisions to lead their companies and knew that he could gain the needed skills through an MBA program.And as for choosing Goodman, Pradhan says it was BioLinc, Brock’s business incubator run by the Goodman School of Business, that sold him.“It is a symbol that Brock fosters creativity and innovation in students,” he says.This year, Pradhan was part of the Goodman Graduate Business Council, the representative student body for Goodman graduate students. Through his involvement, he led his team to win the team’s social media challenge at MBA Games, a national MBA student competition that tests students’ excellence through academic, athletic and spirit challenges.Pradhan’s advice for international graduate students is to keep on learning and making connections.“Don’t just think of MBA as a degree, think of it as a learning experience because I have almost finished my first year here and I have learned a lot from my peers, from MBA Games from case studies, from classes,” he says.“You have to be open to new experiences. You have to be willing to get out of your comfort zone and learn new things and get to know people because MBA is not just about books, it’s also about people.”This podcast is the latest in the Conversations with Goodman series which is produced by the Goodman Marketing, Communications and Alumni Relations team and features guests from the Goodman community.
Minemax states: “Strategic mine planners can spend days just trying to get a smoothed schedule – one where the trucking or total material movement (TMM) doesn’t have drastic peaks and valleys in it. This process can be frustrating and take up valuable time: when you fix one glaring dip or peak in the schedule, another one appears somewhere else.”New smoothing constraints in Minemax Scheduler 6.4.1 “give planners the ability to produce a smooth practical schedule without all those tedious manual iterations. The automated smoothing means more time for running additional scenarios or analyzing results, and there’s also the bonus of greater accuracy, and even a better NPV.”Minemax Scheduler’s new smoothing constraints accomplish this by giving engineers more control on the upward and downward differences in material movement from one period to another. “You just need to set this up as difference constraints in your scenario and let the optimisation find the best value schedule.”This new release also solves another problem planners have been struggling with: how to ensure enough waste is mined for infrastructural projects like roads and tailings dams before processing can begin. “Minemax Scheduler’s new cumulative constraints make sure the necessary amount of waste has been mined for construction without over-constraining the schedule.Minemax Scheduler 6.4.1 is available for download to all maintained users the next time they launch the Minemax Software Manager (MSM).
La vague de froid en Europe serait en partie due à la fonte des glaces de l’ArctiqueSelon les spécialistes, la vague de froid qui sévit actuellement en Europe vient confirmer le réchauffement climatique. Ce qui paraît paradoxal s’explique parfaitement, indiquent les climatologues : c’est en partie la fonte des glaces en Arctique qui ferait chuter la température chez nous.Les climatologues ne sont pas du tout surpris de la vague de froid qui frappe actuellement l’Europe alors même que le réchauffement climatique est censé s’aggraver chaque année un peu plus. En effet, selon eux, si nous traversons actuellement le mois de mars le plus froid enregistré depuis 1883, c’est à cause de deux phénomènes conjoints et notamment de la dramatique fonte des glaces qui touche les contrées arctique.”La glace d’eau s’en va rapidement. Il y en a aujourd’hui 80% qu’il y a 30 ans. Il y a eu une perte très importante. C’est un symptôme du réchauffement climatique global et cela contribue à augmenter le réchauffement de l’Arctique”, explique Jennifer Francis, professeur chercheur au Rutgers Institute of Coastal and Marine Science citée par le Guardian. Or, comme l’ont expliqué cette spécialiste et ses collègues, la fonte des glaces a tendance à réchauffer l’océan et l’atmosphère ce qui aurait pour effet de déplacer le courant d’air appelé “jet stream” qui circule entre 6 et 15 kilomètres d’altitude. “C’est ce qui affecte actuellement le jet stream et ce qui conduit à la météo extrême que nous observons à des altitudes moyennes. Cela permet à l’air froid venant de l’Arctique de plonger plus au sud”, a indiqué la scientifique. Le froid est ainsi repoussé vers la Russie et la Sibérie au-dessus desquels se trouve déjà un anticyclone qui bloque la dépression et l’air doux venant de l’Atlantique tout en transformant l’humidité en neige. Ces deux phénomènes mêlés seraient ainsi à l’origine des températures glaciales et des chutes de neige persistantes.Une météo extrême plus fréquente à l’avenir ? À lire aussiDengue : symptômes, traitement, prévention, où en est-on ?”Le modèle peut être lent à changer parce que l’onde sud du jet stream devient plus importante. C’est maintenant quasiment à une position record, donc quelle que soit la météo que vous avez, cela va rester dans les parages”, a ajouté la scientifique.En février dernier, une étude climatique a révélé que de nombreux phénomènes inhabituels sont les conséquences d’une même perturbation des courants atmosphériques dans l’hémisphère nord. Selon les climatologues, les hivers rigoureux risquent donc de se multiplier, une prédiction partagée par le président du groupe d’experts intergouvernemental sur l’évolution du climat (Giec), Rajendra Kumar Pachauri cité par RTBF.be.”Ce qui est tout à fait perceptible c’est qu’au cours des 50 dernières années, la tendance est à la hausse. Cela ne signifie pas qu’il n’y aura pas de haut et de bas, il y en aura, mais ce dont il faut se soucier, c’est de la tendance, et elle est maintenant influencée dans une large mesure par l’activité humaine”, indiquait-il sur le site Rue89 au début du mois.Le 27 mars 2013 à 15:05 • Maxime Lambert
UPDATE: THIS HAS NOW CLEARED A sliproad onto the M6 motorway is shut due to flooding on the Staffordshire/Cheshire border this morning. The entry sliproad is closed on the northbound carriageway at junction 16 (A500/Crewe/Stoke-on-Trent). Traffic data company INRIX reports the slip road is closed as you head from the roundabout up towards the main carriageway. Traffic England reports the road is currently expected to reopen between 10.30am and 10.45am. The area has seen heavy rain throughout the morning and is expected to end later this morning, with a drier afternoon anticipated. We’ll bring you updates on this as we get it. Elsewhere on the M6 there is slow traffic due to earlier broken down van on M6 Northbound between J17 A534 (Sandbach / Crewe) and J18 A54 (Middlewich / Holmes Chapel). All lanes have been re-opened. In the roadworks area.Lane one (of three) was closed until around 09:30 – now recovery has been completed within the smart motorway works. Want to keep up to date with the latest traffic and travel news?Each day Stoke-on-Trent Live journalists bring you the latest news on the roads and railways across Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire, South Cheshire and further afield to help keep you on the move. For the very latest updates on roads including the M6, A500, A50 and more, visit our dedicated traffic and travel news channel here. We also run a live news feed each weekday, which you can access on our website’s homepage from 7am to 9pm from Monday to Friday. And for more as-we-get-it updates on the roads across the region and beyond, join The Sentinel’s traffic and travel Facebook group here.
Related posts:A rebuttal to Wall Street Journal editor’s call for US World Cup fans to ignore Costa Rica Joel Campbell and the Ticos against the world: Dates and local times for every group stage match World Cup fever is not a disease, says Costa Rica’s Social Security System Costa Rican prosecutors, judicial police under investigation for alleged use of police database to probe personal information of superstar goalie Keylor Navas RIO DE JANEIRO — Germany’s Manuel Neuer won the World Cup Golden Glove award for the tournament’s best goalkeeper after helping his side to a 1-0 victory over Argentina in Sunday’s final.Neuer held off competition from his Argentine counterpart Sergio Romero and Keylor Navas of surprise package Costa Rica to win the award.The 28-year-old Bayern Munich player was presented with the award at Rio de Janeiro’s Maracana Stadium moments after the triumph.“It is unbelievable, and an awesome experience,” said Neuer of his side’s victory, which gave Germany their fourth world title.The former Schalke goalkeeper was beaten only four times in the tournament and kept four clean sheets, including the 1-0 quarter-final win over France and the victory over Argentina in the final. Statistically, Navas was better, allowing only two goals in five matches.He succeeds Spain’s Iker Casillas, who was voted the outstanding goalkeeper at the 2010 tournament in South Africa.Coincidentally, Navas’ strong play could lead to the Tico backing up Neuer for Germany’s powerhouse club Bayern Munich. The German champions are in negotiations to purchase Navas’ contract from his Spanish club Levante. The move would give Navas a multimillion dollar pay raise, but also likely would force him to the bench for most of the season since he’d only receive sparing starting opportunities over Neuer.Messi shrinks in final, but still takes home Golden BallArgentina captain Lionel Messi ended the World Cup final with a golden trophy in his hands, but it was not the one he wanted.Moments after the final whistle at the Maracana stadium and with Germany’s jubilant players still cavorting on the pitch, Messi was called up to receive the Golden Ball award for the tournament’s best player.He flashed a perfunctory smile, but it was with the knowledge that Argentina’s defeat had prevented him from cementing his place in the pantheon of the truly great.“The truth is it doesn’t interest me at this moment,” he admitted later.While the 27-year-old has won everything there is to win — and broken every record to break — with Barcelona, the World Cup final offered him the opportunity to definitively seal his legacy in the sport.Pele, Zinedine Zidane and Ronaldo all scored decisive goals in World Cup finals, while Diego Maradona created the goal that settled the 1986 tournament. But Messi found himself upstaged by Mario Goetze’s sensational extra-time winner for Germany.He will be haunted in particular by a glaring opportunity early in the second half, when with only Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer to beat, he whipped his shot wide.It was to be his only clear sight of goal, and his failure to seize the chance continued a narrative that had taken root earlier in the knockout phase.Whereas Maradona seemed to grow with each match as Argentina surged to the title in 1986, scoring against England and Belgium in the quarterfinals and semifinals, Messi appeared to shrink.After dazzling in the group phase with four goals, he set up the winning goal for Angel di Maria against Switzerland in the last-16, but in his own encounter with Belgium he flickered only sporadically, and in the semifinal against the Netherlands he was anonymous.Messi has now gone four games without scoring for the first time under the stewardship of coach Alejandro Sabella, misplacing his gift for making a difference at precisely the wrong time. Facebook Comments
Source = e-Travel Blackboard: W.X <a href=”http://www.etbtravelnews.global/click/1d72e/” target=”_blank”><img src=”http://adsvr.travelads.biz/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=10&cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE&n=a5c63036″ border=”0″ alt=””></a> Three Qantas cabin crew members have been hospitalised after detecting strange fumes inside the cabin of a Boeing 767 from Perth on approach to Melbourne Airport yesterday.Qantas has confirmed that three of its cabin crew members on flight QF476 were hospitalised last night after they detected an odd smell in the galley just 20 minutes before landing. “It was quite contained,” says a spokesperson for Qantas to e-Travel Blackboard. “None of the passengers detected anything… it was an odour that the cabin crew picked up in the galley area.”Investigations confirmed that it was a faulty oven that was the cause of the fumes, and Qantas can confirm that the oven has been replaced on the Boeing 767-300. And as of this morning, the aircraft has returned to service.The three cabin crew members have been treated for their nausea and have already been discharged from the Melbourne hospital.“All of them are currently resting at the crew hotel. We’ll make sure they’re fully fit before duty,” adds the Qantas spokesperson.
New Zealand’s leading wholesaler to exotic destinations, World Journeys, celebrated its arrival on Australian shores with an equally exotic lunch at Luke Nguyen’s signature restaurant, Red Lantern, in Sydney’s Darlinghurst. Organised with precision by Five Star PR, LATTE was among the 60 media guests invited to learn about World Journeys’ personal brand of bespoke travel, launching a 2016 brochure with highlights in Ethiopia and Sudan as well as increasingly popular Cuba.“We’re a people company. We believe in spending as much time as it takes to ensure our clients receive the information they need to truly know and understand the destination. World Journeys only sells destinations that we know intimately. Our staff specialise in areas where they have travelled to, frequently updated knowledge over a large number of years so we can pass this on to clientele in order to have an experience tailored to their wants and likes,” said Chris Lyon, Director.He added, “We already have a customer base in Australia through word of mouth recommendations and now we are here on the ground to personally deliver service to all states and territories.”July also sees the launch of the Journeys 2016 small-group hosted travel brochure with Ethiopia and Sudan added as new destinations for the company. While World Journeys will tailor travel to specific needs, the company also offers small group departures.New for 2016 is a 19-day hosted journey from 6 – 24 October 2016 which will include visiting the nomads of Ethiopia’s Bayuda Desert, the pyramids of Meroe, tea with a Nubian family in Old Dongola, sipping traditional honey wine while enjoying Ethiopian music and taking part in an Ethiopian coffee ceremony. There is also Simien National Park with its spectacular landscapes and rare animals, the rock-hewn churches of Lalibela and the imperial city of Fasilidas, Gondar, the Camelot of Africa. Sudan offers the Blue and White Nile, colourful Omdurman souks and Whirling Dervish ceremonies of locals adorned in patchwork chanting in the dust. There is a temple dedicated to the Pharaohs of the New Reign and their patron Amon, Wadi Muqaddam with its acacia trees and Coptic Christian temples.Ethiopia and Sudan is priced from $10,895 per person and includes all domestic travel, accommodation in four-star (or best available) authentic hotels, transfers, sightseeing and entrance fees, most meals and gratuities.World Journeys’ 2016 brochure also offers adventures to Castro’s Cuba, South America, Northern Europe, the Mediterranean, Persia and the Silk Road, Japan, Cambodia and Vietnam, and a variety of African sojourns.www.worldjourneys.com.au
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