GIOVANI LO CELSO managed to dodge TWO red cards when facing Chelsea on Saturday, including a horror stamp on Cesar Azpilicueta.In the first-half, Mason Mount was left writhing in agony after the Argentine lashed out following a foul from Mateo Kovacic.4 The first incident saw Mount earn a flailing leg from the Spurs starCredit: BT Sport4 Replay officials decided the challenge was not worth a red cardCredit: BT Sport4 Cesar Azpilicueta nurses his leg after the stampCredit: BT SportA free-kick was given to Tottenham 28 minutes into the Saturday lunchtime clash after Lo Celso was upended but he seemed to extend his leg up against Mount as the England international appeared above him.As if that wasn’t enough to enrage Frank Lampard, the player was deemed innocent after a VAR review for an apparent stamp on Azpilicueta.A 50/50 challenge saw Lo Celso miss the ball and land agonisingly on the defender’s shin – which was not deemed serious foul play by VAR officials.With no punishment dished out to the Spurs man, Chelsea fans felt the kick on Mount in particular echoed a similar incident involving Harry Maguire during Manchester United’s visit on Monday.4 The second-half stamp on Azpilicueta earned a full VAR reviewCredit: BT SportLikewise, the centre-back was deemed by many to have kicked Michy Batshuayi as they tumbled into the dugout, but escaped a dismissal.However the Mount kick didn’t even see an official announcement for a lengthy VAR check – suggesting it was either quickly reviewed and dismissed at Stockley Park or ignored entirely.That is despite Mount immediately joining Lo Celso on the turf in clear discomfort amid Olivier Giroud and Ross Barkley running in to protest.Likewise, fans on Twitter launched into another tirade against the video replay system that has ruled against the Blues in recent weeks.Fuming Chelsea boss Frank Lampard says Man United skipper Maguire should have seen red for kicking out at Batshuayilatest football newsGossipCROWD RETURNFA Cup final ‘may see 20,000 at Wembley in trial allowing some fans at games’CommentPHIL THOMASDiving and whining was never a good look and will seem worse after lockdownExclusive’I’M IN A BAD WAY’Ex-England star Kenny Sansom talks for first time since being attackedExclusiveBOURNE AGAINHowe says Cherries are stronger after lockdown with FIVE fit-again starsExclusiveSWAN THAT GOT AWAYSwansea wanted £3m Davies three years ago but couldn’t get work permitNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticBAYERN 5 DUSSELDORF 0Lewa bags two as Bayern thump rivals to close on 8th straight titleTHEIR CALLReferees in Northern Ireland will be given choice on coming back says union bossZack: “Another kick, blatant red by Lo Celso, not even reviewed by VAR. Why have it? It never works.”Tom: “Is it me or has Lo Celso just booted Mount there? Man shrugging VAR not bothering with that one no???”Saquib tweeted: “Lo Celso hit Mount in first half in thigh and now on shin to Azpilicueta. What the hell is VAR doing? Down with VAR, FA need to look into it.”Tony added: “Lo Celso a very lucky man! VAR showing once again what a complete and utter waste of space it is!!!!”CHELSEA NEWS LIVE: Follow for all the latest on the BluesFrank Lampard says he lost sleep after Chelsea loss against Man Utd but insists he is thriving on pressure ahead of Tottenham
TUMBLER RIDGE, B.C. – Tumbler Ridge RCMP are investigating a complaint of damage to a property and an attempted theft along Highway 29 Sunday night.The property damage and possible left happened at a place near Tumbler Ridge off of Highway 29 at around 9 p.m. July 3.The Tumbler Ridge RCMP are trying to locate anyone that may have stopped to pick up a young mother and her two young children, a 4 year-old and a toddler, around the area by the rail substation on Highway 29 just past the Murray boat launch.- Advertisement -If you saw the woman and or her children, or if you picked them up from the side of the highway, please contact the Tumbler Ridge RCMP at 250-242-5252. Your assistance is greatly appreciated.
“We saw part-time employment replaced by significant increases in full-time jobs. Overall, B.C. created 5,900 jobs with gains coming in construction and business administration. That brings us to 82,000 jobs created in B.C. over the past year, with massive gains in the private sector.” FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Provincial unemployment numbers for the month of April have been released.The unemployment rate in Northeast B.C. saw an increase last month of 1.2 percent, up to 9.0 percent when compared to March’s rate of 7.8 percent.The estimated number of people working in Northeast B.C. for April is down by 200 to 37,500 when compared to March’s numbers of 37,700.- Advertisement -In April 2018, the unemployment rate was 6.3 percent with an estimated 38,600 people working.Overall for B.C., unemployment remained low at a rate of 4.6 percent; the lowest unemployment rate in Canada for the past 21 months in a row.Bruce Ralston, Minister of Jobs, Trade and Technology, says B.C. saw an increase of part-time employment being replaced by full-time employment, with contributions from construction and business administration.Advertisement
The international break came at the most inopportune moment for Manchester United. Following their dramatic 2-1 victory over Everton that propelled them into the top four for the first time since August 2013, the Red Devils looked like a team finally turning a corner.However, the pause for European Championship qualifiers and far-flung friendlies has arguably placed greater strain on their progress and now Louis van Gaal’s men must show that their latest success was not merely another false dawn, as they prepare for Monday evening’s tricky trip to the Hawthorns to take on a West Brom side very much in form.Van Gaal will have his hands tied though, as injuries continue to ravage his expensively-assembled squad, leaving nine players on the treatment table.The latest casualty is Antonio Valencia, who is expected to miss Monday’s match with a hamstring problem. The Ecuadorian reportedly first sustained the problem against Everton, but his failure to completely recover means he should be unavailable for selection.Elsewhere, England duo Chris Smalling and Phil Jones are not expected to regain full fitness in time, while recent debutant Paddy McNair joins them in the physio room with a hamstring complaint.The revelation of Ander Herrera’s fractured rib means he will likely miss out, but there is good news in the shape of midfield lynchpin Michael Carrick.The Englishman has been absent this season with ankle ligament damage, but looks to be nearing his return by playing a behind-closed-doors friendly. He has been given an outside chance of making the bench for the Hawthorns clash, with Van Gaal seemingly desperate to populate his threadbare squad with established names.Attack appears to be the only area unaffected by injury, with United boasting a fully fit front-line, although Wayne Rooney remains suspended following his red card against West Ham.Below is a provisional Man United XI: 1 Michael Carrick is tipped to make the Man United bench 1 Man United fans, how do you think you’ll line-up against West Brom, in light of your injury concerns? Comment below…
4 4 3. Slaven Bilic – the ex-player and ‘trememdous West Ham servant’ – click the yellow arrow to see more Sam Allardyce replacements – Slaven Bilic is one of the bookies favourites to replace Allardyce should he leave in the summer, and the Besiktas boss hasn’t ruled himself out of the running. His Turkish side recently edged Tottenham to the top of their Europa League group, while they also knocked Liverpool out of the competition. Bilic, who made 48 appearances for the Hammers between 1996 and ’97, has been backed to take over by another Upton Park favourite, Martin Allen, who called him a ‘tremendous servant to West Ham’. 4 Sam Allardyce is unlikely to serve another term as West Ham United manager, and is believed to have turned down an approach from the club’s board to discuss a new deal.ZOLA: NEGATIVE FOOTBALL BEHIND ALLARDYCE’S EXPECTED DEPARTUREThe east London side will relocate to the Olympic Stadium in 2016, and with a new era beckoning, they are looking to big names to replace the big guy and bring a new age of success to the middle-of-the-road Premier League team.Dream candidate Jurgen Klopp, Borussia Dortmund’s boss who is set to leave the Bundesliga side in the summer, has unsurprisingly rejected an offer from the Hammers, so talkSPORT has looked at other candidates.Click the yellow arrow to see who made the shortlist. 4 4. Harry Redknapp – A realistic option? Click the yellow arrow to see more Sam Allardyce replacements – Sam Allardyce is set to leave West Ham in the summer and with Danny Dyer fully commited to kicking mugs out of the Queen Vic in Eastenders, talkSPORT looks at other suitable replacements. Harry Redknapp, who left QPR in February, has been linked with a return to Upton Park where he managed for just under seven years between 1994 and 2001. Redknapp could be one of the most realistic options, though probably not the most desirable as he managed to win 19 per cent of matches while in charge of QPR, leaving them second bottom midway through the season. He has also been hugely criticised for his pre-season preparation by captain of the Hoops, Joey Barton. 1. David Moyes – The front runner – West Ham made Moyes their number one target earlier this year, and as big Sams exit draws closer, the former Manchester United boss is still odds on favourite to take over. Moyes took the reigns at Real Sociedad after a disappointing spell at Old Trafford raised doubts on his managerial capabilities, but following Alex Ferguson was never going to be easy. Hes found his feet in La Liga, pulling the Spanish side out of the relegation zone and beating league leaders Barcalona. Hes said to be happy at Real Sociedad, who are currently 11th in La Liga, so it won’t be an easy task to bring him back to Britain. 2. Rafa Benitez – Cup legend to bring his penchant for winning trophies to east London? Click the yellow arrow to see more Sam Allardyce replacements – Benitez guided Liverpool to the Champions League in 2005
160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Burroughs High of Burbank’s girls’ basketball team has been treated like conquering heroes on campus the past week, since their stunning 54-53 Foothill League upset victory last Tuesday over Hart of Newhall, the Daily News’ top-ranked team. “I’ve been getting calls and e-mails congratulating me from people I don’t even know – I’m not even sure if they’re basketball fans,” Burroughs coach Vicky Oganyan said. “My voice mailbox is full.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita Harvard-Westlake of Studio City’s Lizzy Danhakl, a junior defender, broke her left shoulder in two places and suffered a fracture Saturday in a collision with Flintridge Sacred Heart of La Canada Flintridge’s Bianca Garoian during a Mission League girls’ soccer game. The game, stopped in the 18th minute, will be replayed Feb. 9 or 10. Valencia quarterback Michael Herrick, who set the state’s all-time passing-yardage record with more than 11,000 career yards, was among five Californians selected for PrepNation.com’s high school All-America team. Joining Herrick are Colton’s Allen Bradford, Norco’s Toby Gerhart, Mission Viejo’s Konrad Reuland and St. Bonaventure of Ventura’s Dwight Roberson. Former Oaks Christian of Westlake Village quarterback Joey Halzle, who played the past two seasons at Golden West College in Huntington Beach, signed a letter of intent to play football at Oklahoma. Halzle, who passed for 2,316 yards and 27 touchdowns in his senior year at Oaks Christian, threw for 1,971 yards and 18 TDs last fall at Golden West. Erik Boal contributed Oganyan said the triumph was especially gratifying for the unranked Indians after they were trounced 47-22 by No. 2 Canyon of Canyon Country in a Jan. 6 league opener. Burroughs (11-8 overall, 2-1 Foothill) on Friday beat Saugus 42-27 and are among four teams atop the league standings. “I’m just really proud of our kids and the way they rebounded,” Oganyan said. “It’s just awesome for the kids and what a win like that does for their confidence.”
Progress: Munroe said Thomas’ injury has progressed nicely in the past few days. She walked without crutches Monday and was expected to practice shooting free throws Tuesday. Munroe nevertheless hopes not to use Thomas in Saturday’s game even if she is cleared to play. He’d rather keep her fresh for the second round Feb. 22. “If I can keep from using her on Saturday I will,” Munroe said. “I just want her to be fresh for the following Wednesday. That’s when we’re going to need her more.” Challenge: Canyon (19-7), which finished in a three-way tie for second in the Foothill League and is ranked No. 4 by the Daily News, plays at second-seeded Buena of Ventura in Saturday’s first round of the Div. I-A playoffs. Delus acknowledged playing the perennial Southern California power in the first round is disappointing, but he said the Cowboys are looking forward to the challenge. “I’m just telling kids to get ready to bring the intensity,” Delus said. “(Buena is) a very intense group, and if we match their intensity and come out there with some confidence, then you never know.” The good news for Canyon is junior forward Nicole Leon, who missed the last week of the regular season with a sore neck after a flagrant foul knocked her to the ground, causing a concussion, Feb. 10 against Burbank. Everyone’s in: All six Santa Clarita schools made the playoffs. Saugus (18-8) plays at Santa Maria (11-13) in a Div. I-A first-round game Saturday. Valencia (16-11), which won four of its past five games, made the Div. I-AA playoffs as a wild card and will play at Paramount (19-8) Thursday. Freelance Golden Valley (14-12) plays at Atascadero (15-9) in a Div. III-AA first-round game Thursday. Santa Clarita Christian (8-13) plays at Holy Martyrs of Encino and Scott Academy plays at Faith Baptist of Canoga Park in Div. V-AA games Thursday. Gideon Rubin, (818)713-3607 email@example.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! NEWHALL – Amanda Sreden is not Hart High’s girls’ basketball team’s most heralded player, but the versatile senior certainly is among its most valuable. The 5-foot-8 Sreden’s natural position is guard, but injuries have forced the Indians to use her at all five positions out of necessity. She was among several players who spelled injured sophomore center Megan Ford, who missed a month with a knee injury suffered in early December. Sreden’s versatility could be a big factor for Hart (22-4), the Daily News’ top-ranked team, heading into the Southern Section Div. I-A playoffs. Fourth-seeded Hart on Saturday will play host to the winner of Thursday’s Hoover of Glendale/San Gabriel wild-card game. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant Hart, which takes a 10-game winning streak into the playoffs, likely will be without standout junior forward Tatianna Thomas, who is out with an ankle sprain she suffered in a Feb. 7 Foothill League game against Saugus. Sreden would be among several players counted on to fill in for Thomas. Hart coach Dave Munroe cites Sreden’s fundamentally sound play as a factor in her ability to fill in just about anywhere. Sreden’s solid play helped Hart go 11-3 without Ford. “She can guard players bigger than her, because she knows how to play defense. She’s just a really smart player,” Munroe said. “She knocks down 15-footers, she makes her free throws and she handles the ball well. She’s just a good all-around player. “She’s overlooked in a lot of ways, but we know important she is to our team.”
Pochettino and Antonio Conte were the frontrunners for the job but now both have ruled themselves out.Real had offered the Argentine an astonishing £15million a year but it wasn’t enough to tempt him from leaving.Uncertainty at the Spanish giants and ‘constant disruption behind the scenes’ has reportedly put him off the switch. The news is a huge boost for Tottenham Hotspur after a tumultuous start to the 2018/19 season.Spurs have been rocked by major delays to their new stadium, an injury crisis which now sees them without five first-team stars, and a dismal start to their Champions League campaign. Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade 2 Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars RANKED Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card 2 Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ no dice REVEALED Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has told Real Madrid he will not become their next manager, according The Sun.Los Blancos are stilling looking for a new head coach after sacking Julen Lopetegui last month following their 5-1 El Clasico defeat to Barcelona. BEST OF huge blow Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Latest Football News ADVICE Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has reportedly turned down Real Madrid. It has been a frustrating campaign for Pochettino. Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won REVEALED MONEY REPLY Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade shining Getty Pochettino has already claimed he’s in a bad mood about the season but despite this the club are still within touching distance of Premier League champions Manchester City.They currently sit fourth on 24 points, five behind Pep Guardiola’s side and three behind Chelsea and Liverpool.
South African flags fly high in Joburg. The country has cancelled Cuba’s debt. (Image: Bongani Nkosi) President Jacob Zuma receiving an honour from Cuban President Raul Castro. (Image: The Presidency) MEDIA CONTACTS • Zanele Mngadi Media enquiriesThe Presidency +27 12 300 5431 or +27 82 330 1148 RELATED ARTICLES • SA, US tighten trade relationship • South Africa-China trade ties to strengthen • SA to strengthen ties with Britain • South Africa, Brazil cement tiesBongani NkosiSouth Africa has cancelled Cuba’s R1.1-billion debt owed to it, a decision that the government said will help accelerate trade between the two countries.Cuba racked up the debt in the 1990s when it bought a series of diesel engines from South Africa.An agreement cancelling the sum was signed on 7 December 2010 during a state visit to the Caribbean nation by President Jacob Zuma and a delegation of ministers.The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) said trade between the countries had plummeted over the years because of the debt. South African businesses could no longer deal with Cuba on a credit basis as the country had reached its credit limit.“South African businesses demanded cash in advance because the Export Credit Insurance Corporation could no longer insure Cuba’s orders as it had exhausted its credit limit,” said DTI minister Rob Davies in a statement. “We are re-opening the credit lines so that we can start trading actively again. “It is not as if Cuba could not repay the debt. The problem is that [the debt] was becoming a hindrance to trade and economic development between the two countries,” Davies added.Trade between South Africa and Cuba has dropped drastically since 2008. In that year South African exports to Cuba earned the country R82-million, but by 2010 the amount had dropped to about R1-million, according to the South African government.“It is envisaged that this package will help boost trade and investments between the two countries which had stagnated,” said Zuma’s spokesperson Zizi Kodwa.South Africa also extended credit guarantees to Cuba worth R70-million, which according to Zuma will “insure South African suppliers for exports to Cuba”.In total, South Africa finalised a R210-million credit line package for Cuba. This amount includes the credit guarantee and a R40-million fund to boost Cuba’s agricultural sector, which has been struggling since a hurricane hit the island in 2008.“We are convinced that these support mechanisms will kick-start a new, more dynamic mutually beneficial trading relationship between our two fraternal countries,” Zuma said in his speech at a business forum.Call for Cuban investments Business moguls from both countries attended the forum. Zuma invited Cuban businesses to invest in South African industries such as aerospace, chemicals, agro-processing and ICT, among others.South Africa’s new infrastructure development programme could produce ample investment opportunities for Cuban businesses, Zuma said. He said the government will spend more than R694-billion on the programme over the next three years.“Cuban companies and skilled personnel can explore opportunities in this programme,” Zuma said.Cuba’s health boost Cuba, a socialist nation currently undergoing economic reform, has been a long-time political ally of Africa. Its army was instrumental in mounting struggles against colonialism on the continent.Diplomatic relations between South Africa and Cuba began in 1994 when the former became a fully democratic nation.Today, Cuba plays a significant role in South Africa and the rest of Africa’s health sector. Each year Cuba offers medical scholarship to 80 South African students. More than 500 South African youngsters from poor communities have benefited from the programme, which creates opportunities for them to study in Cuba.A further 2 000 youngsters from various other African countries have also received such scholarships in recent years.Many Cubans play an active role in the South African economy. There are more than 400 professionals including doctors, architects, engineers and technical experts “rendering services to South African communities”, said Zuma.“Cuban doctors have for many years provided service to people in need of essential medical care,” the president added.* The South African Rand was R6.93 to the US Dollar at the time of publishing
New Delhi, Dec 29 (PTI) The following are PTIs top stories at 8:00 pm: Stories on the wireNATIONDEL22MH-FIRE-5TH LD BUILDING14 killed, 21 injured in fire at Mumbai pub hosting birthday bashMumbai, Dec 29 (PTI) A fire that started at a rooftop pub during a party spread rapidly through the building, killing 14 people, including a woman celebrating her 29th birthday and many of her friends, officials said today.DEL10MH-FIRE-PTIPTI alerted disaster management control room about fire: BMCMumbai, Dec 29 (PTI) Mumbais civic body Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has credited the Press Trust of India for alerting authorities about the midnight blaze that broke out on the top floor of a building and claimed 14 lives.DEL17AS-NRC-SECURITYMassive force mobilisation in Assam ahead of draft NRCGuwahati, Dec 29 (PTI) Army troops are on stand-by while a massive number of 45,000 security personnel are being deployed across Assam ahead of the publication of the first draft of a list of the states citizens, officials said today.BOM10MH-FIRE-SUSPENDBMC suspends five officials for Kamala Mills fire tragedyMumbai, Dec 29 (PTI) The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) today suspended five of its officials in connection with the fire in a Central Mumbai pub that claimed 14 lives, a top official said.DEL9MEA-KABULIndia condemns cowardly terror attack in KabulNew Delhi, Dec 29 (PTI) India today strongly condemned the “cowardly” suicide terror attack at a cultural centre in Kabul, and said it is committed to extending all possible support to Afghanistan in its fight against terrorism.advertisementCAL4 MG-MLAS-LD RESIGN8 MLAs, including 5 from Cong, resign from Meghalaya Assembly to join NPPShillong, Dec 29 (PTI) Eight MLAs in Meghalaya, including five of the ruling Congress, resigned from the state assembly today to join NDA constituent National Peoples Party (NPP), just a few months ahead of elections.BOM24MH-LD-NEWS CHANNEL EMPLOYEESKamala Mills fire: Narrow escape for news channel employees(Eds: Adds details)Mumbai, Dec 29 (PTI) About 15 employees of the TV9 Marathi channel working the night shift had a providential escape when a fire broke out shortly after midnight in a pub above their ground floor office.DEL30 HP-MINISTERS-PORTFOLIOSHP portfolio allocation: CM Thakur retains Home, FinanceShimla, Dec 29 (PTI) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur retained key Home and Finance departments with him after the portfolios were alloted today.PARLIAMENTPAR9LS-GDP-GROWTHIndian eco growth slowed down in 2016-17: GovtNew Delhi, Dec 29 (PTI) The Indian economy slowed down in 2016-17, with the gross domestic product declining drastically from 8 per cent in 2015-16 to 7.1 per cent the next year, government said today.PAR13LS-MEDICAL-BILLNational Medical Commission Bill tabled in Lok SabhaNew Delhi, Dec 29 (PTI) A bill to replace the apex medical education regulator — Medical Council of India (MCI) with a new body, to ensure transparency, was introduced in the Lok Sabha today.BUSINESSDCM51BIZ-STOCKS-LD RCOMRComs dream run continues; shares soar 17%New Delhi, Dec 29 (PTI) Shares of Reliance Communications continued their rally for the fourth straight session today, ending 17 per cent higher after Mukesh Ambani stepped in to bail out the debt-ridden firm by acquiring spectrum, tower, optical fibre network and other assets.SPORTSDEL8SPO-ANANDA wonderful surprise and amazing feeling, says AnandChennai, Dec 29 (PTI) Relieved after claiming his first rapid world title since 2003, Indian chess ace Viswanathan Anand said he entered the tournament in a “pessimistic” frame of mind but managed to surprise himself and the world with an unbeaten campaign. By C Shyam SundarDEL28SPO-WREST-LD BRAWLWrestlemania at CWG trials; Sushil, Rana supporters clash(Eds: Updating with more quotes and other details)New Delhi, Dec 29 (PTI) Double Olympic-medallist Sushil Kumars qualification for next years Commonwealth Games ended in ugly scenes after his supporters clashed with those of rival wrestler Parveen Rana, resulting in an unprecedented brawl after the trials here today. PTI TIR