About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Kolasinac: Arsenal fans don’t know what Ozil does behind the scenesby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal defender Sead Kolasinac says Mesut Ozil has the full respect of his teammates.Ozil had two assists for victory at Burnley on Saturday.Kolasinac was the beneficiary of Ozil’s brilliance after 14 minutes, charging onto a sublime pass from the German, before teeing up Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.“It was unbelievable,” Kolasinac declared. “We all know Mesut’s qualities and I only actually made that run because I saw that he had the ball.“Not many players would have been able to play that pass. He can, and when I saw him get on the ball, I knew he was going to find me.”It was a brilliant pass from him.”Kolasinac is adamant that most of Ozil’s influence is felt behind the scenes.“Mesut’s not the sort of player who will scream at you in public just to show the people on the outside that he tries to push us on,” he said. “He’ll speak in the dressing room, he’ll go to every player individually.”With his quality, he brings a lot to this team. He’s very important for us as a captain and as a player.“When you’re a big star, like Mesut is, of course there are always negative headlines. But, as a team, we don’t pay attention to them and Mesut doesn’t either. That’s what’s most important.“We’re all behind Mesut – all the staff, all the players. If negative things are written, then that’s just what happens. In life, not everything is positive – sometimes there are negatives written about you too, and he’s had that. But yesterday with his performance he’s quietened a few critics.”
EF Bama License PlateGiven Tennessee’s longstanding rivalry with Alabama, most Volunteers fans don’t have too much love for the Crimson Tide or its supporters. The UT fan who owns the Toyota Tacoma below probably has a little less than the rest, however. Yep, someone out there actually has an “EF BAMA” license plate. Usually, you’d have to guess which team someone who owns such a plate would be a fan of – Auburn, Florida, Ole Miss, Tennessee, etc. But given the Vols logo on the back window, it’s obvious.[Clay Travis]
bob stoops stands up for texasOklahoma and Texas may not like each other very much, but Sooners head coach Bob Stoops isn’t letting that cloud his judgment of the 2015 Longhorns. Monday, he actually stood up for Charlie Strong & Co., citing UT’s overly difficult schedule as the most “overlooked” reason for the team’s 1-4 record. He noted that all four of the teams Texas lost to are now ranked.Here’s video, via OU Insider.Texas reporter Taylor Gaspar transcribed what Stoops had to say. Bob Stoops on #Longhorns early season struggles. #Sooners #Texas #OU pic.twitter.com/xG0UIOWK0f— Taylor Gaspar (@Taylor_Gaspar) October 5, 2015Stoops has always been a stand-up guy, so it doesn’t come as a shock that he’s finding the silver lining on Texas’ season ahead of their matchup this Saturday. Still, you know he wants to give the Longhorns their fifth loss.
Scores of musicians and members of the entertainment fraternity were among the many well-wishers from across the United Kingdom (UK), Jamaica and Belgium who filled the pews of the Holy Trinity Church, Prince Consort Road in London today (September 4) to say farewell to Clarence ‘Count Prince’ Miller, musical pioneer and actor.Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Hon. Olivia Grange, in a special tribute read by High Commissioner to the UK, His Excellency Seth George Ramocan, said Count Prince Miller was a tower of a man who contributed to the growth and development of the Jamaican entertainment industry and Brand Jamaica.“Count Prince Miller will also be remembered among the resilient and determined Jamaicans who must be recognised for their tenacity and endurance, as they emigrated to the United Kingdom and found their place in the centre of our colonial history,” she said.“The ‘Count Prince’ set up house and was determined to make his mark as part of what our own cultural icon, Miss Lou, referred to as Jamaicans ‘colonizing England in reverse’,” Miss Grange noted.Count Prince Miller, who died on August 16, was remembered in song, music and poetry, including a special selection by a choir made up of members of the Black Heroes in the Hall of Fame production, in which Count Prince Miller played National Hero Marcus Garvey.Other tributes were paid by Count Prince Miller’s long-time friend and fellow member of the Vagabonds, Jimmy James; and Managing Director of the Gleaner Voice Group, George Ruddock. The sermon was delivered by the Reverend Prebendary Rose Hudson-Wilkin, who spoke of Count Prince Miller’s kindness and generosity of spirit.She noted that he went out of his way to help others, including many young people.An offering was collected towards the Alpha Boys’ Home.The Thanksgiving service was followed by a reception at the Jamaican High Commission, which included more tributes from close friends, Dr. Myrna Hague-Bradshaw, veteran singers Winston Francis, A.J. Franklyn and Dennis Alcapone as well as saxophonist Lascelles James.His cremated remains will be interred in Jamaica. Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Hon. Olivia Grange, in a special tribute read by High Commissioner to the UK, His Excellency Seth George Ramocan, said Count Prince Miller was a tower of a man who contributed to the growth and development of the Jamaican entertainment industry and Brand Jamaica. Story Highlights Scores of musicians and members of the entertainment fraternity were among the many well-wishers from across the United Kingdom (UK), Jamaica and Belgium who filled the pews of the Holy Trinity Church, Prince Consort Road in London today (September 4) to say farewell to Clarence ‘Count Prince’ Miller, musical pioneer and actor.
Delaney WindigoAPTN National News The Human Rights Watch released a study on First Nations drinking water on Tuesday.Its report outlines that while Canada has an abundance of fresh water, it’s not safe to drink in many communities.The agency found there are 133 on-going boil water advisories in First Nations communities, and most of them are in [email protected]
A modernized airport that shows off everything Calgary has to offer — that’s the mission for the Calgary Airport Authority’s new CEO, who has a bold vision for the future.Bob Sartor comes in with a lengthy career in the business world, including with the Forzani Group and Big Rock Brewery, and detailed his plans at Calgary Chamber luncheon on Thursday afternoon.He hopes to harness that resume to innovate the experience at YYC Calgary International Airport.“We want to be the most technologically advanced airport in Canada, and we know we can get there. I think probably the largest piece of that is understanding that certain customers have grown up empowered by technology,” Sartor said, who adds they need to attract younger travellers more. “We need to reach out to you through social media, and through the social media mediums that you live in. If you’re on Facebook, we’ve got to be there for you. If you’re on Twitter, we’ve got to be there for you.”Some of this technology could take the shape of many things, most notably to help visitors get around the area.“You know, we’re looking at digitization. So when a flight is arriving from Beijing, guess what? They can be greeted in their own language because we can control those digital signs. When a flight is arriving from Mexico City, we can do the same thing,” he explained.Sartor got inspiration from numerous airports around the world, such as the hub in Helsinki, Finland, Singapore, and Hong Kong.He believes he can highlight what Calgary has to offer right inside the terminal, such as what it’s like at Vancouver International Airport.“Having that sense of place, having that reflection of Calgary and the surrounding area in the terminal. That’s something that we’re working on still,” Sartor said. “When they step off the plane, they look around and go ‘Wow, if this is what the city’s like, if this is what this area is like, I’ve got to spend more time here.’ That’s the feeling or the emotion that we’re looking for at the airport.”We can also expect the building to get even prettier, with improvements planned in the new terminal to make it easier to get around, and updates to the campus outside the terminal.Transportation is also an important feature, as Calgarians continue to clamour for a dedicated train line.“Well who wouldn’t,” Sartor adds. “That’d be great. I mean, if you look at the Canada Line and what it did for the Vancouver airport, it was quite large. That Canada Line enabled the development of their campus in a way they probably hadn’t conceived of before.”The Calgary International Airport is already one of the biggest economic drivers in the city, responsible for $8.28 billion in the GDP for 2015.A large portion of that money is from international travellers, but business traffic and freight continue to be a major piece of the puzzle.“We have amazing access that other cities our size in Canada and the US don’t get,” he said. “That means a lot to a company coming into this place. We also have extremely well-developed cargo operations and facilities. And guess what, it’s important not only to Amazon but just about anybody who needs airside service.”Air traffic is up as well, over three per cent from 2016, and Sartor expects this to continue to grow.But instead of being left in the dust while the rest of the world modernizes, Sartor hopes to make YYC the leader so that everyone can enjoy their time in the airport a little bit more.“We want to take the airport to the point where we really evoke emotive feelings from travelers, where they say this is a great place,” he said.
TOKYO — The governor of Japan’s central bank has warned of unforeseen risks in guiding economic policy as the country’s population declines.Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda told fellow financial leaders Thursday that policies must be devised to prevent the shrinking population from hindering economic growth.Since taking his post in April 2013, Kuroda has flooded Japan’s economy with cash through central bank asset purchases to help fight deflation and keep the economy growing.He told a seminar that while the conventional strategy of controlling short-term interest rates is well understood, the unconventional methods the Bank of Japan has adopted can have unexpected consequences.Kuroda said one of the potential pitfalls could be if banks use cheap credit to seek higher yielding, high-risk investments harmful to financial stability.The Associated Press
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – At the recent Regular Council meeting, Councillor Trevor Bolin shared that he had attended the Annual Nursing Students Association National Conference held at the Calgary University January 22-26th, 2019.This is an event in which nursing unions and other health services from across Canada come together to present themselves to students that range from being in first-year studies through to graduating nurses that seek employment.Councillor Bolin travelled to Calgary for two-days to represent the City of Fort St. John, he shares the night before the Conference he had the Northern Health Booth moved next to the City of Fort. St. John. “As I could promise them the world and then make Northern Health live up to it and sign it, which worked out really well,” said Councillor BolinCouncillor Bolin goes on to share that Fort St. John was the only Municipality represented at the event. “It was great we had nurses sending their friends and co-workers down to our booth, it was non-stop nurses at our booth for two days, pretty fantastic”In efforts to attract and retain more professionals to the area, the City created the ‘Move up Here’ to be attractive recruitment of new people to the community.To read more about ‘Move up Here’ CLICK HEREThe City of Fort St. John ‘Move up Here’ Campaign CLICK HERENorthern health careers CLICK HERE
New Delhi: A fire broke out in an operation theater in the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) hospital in Delhi on Tuesday at around 6 pm, and to douse the fire, around 24 fire-tenders were sent to the spot which took around 30 minutes to brought the fire under control. However, hospital sources informed that a short circuit could have let to fire at the hospital.”A medium category fire broke out at the basement of AIIMS Trauma Centre, Delhi. The fire is completely under control now. There are no casualties. Upper floor was vacated due to smoke,” Chief Fire Officer Atul Garg said. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderHospital sources informed that fire brigade was called at around 6 pm where around 200 to 300 people were present at that floor. Moreover, the fire erupted on the ground floor of Trauma Centers, which has around six operation theaters and at the time fire broke out, two patients were undergoing the surgery at three operational theaters. He further added that the ground and the first floor evacuated because the patients were there. Although the fire stopped, the smoke was all around in basement. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchings”With the help of oxygen masks, the search was conducted to ascertain no body is trapped. There was also a leakage in oxygen pipe which was later repaired. The sources further informed that around 3,000 people were present at the same building where fire broke out and admitted patients had to be shifted to another ward and others were evacuated since the smoke engulfed the ground floor of the building. The electricity supply has been stopped in the building for now and short circuit is suspected to be the reason behind the incident, they said. AIIMS administration has instituted an inquiry into the matter to identify the cause of fire and to suggest further measures for improvement. “No patients or their attendants were in any way harmed or injured due to the fire incident. There has been no injury to the staff as well. Extent of damage is not yet known and will be assessed later,” said in a AIIMS statement.
Shopian/Pulwama (JK): Deserted roads leading to polling stations with no or a few voters and overbearing presence of security forces were dominant scenes on Monday in militancy-infested Pulwama and Shopian districts of Jammu and Kashmir where polling is underway for the Anantnag parliamentary constituency.Officials at several polling stations were idling around, while security forces maintained a vigil against possible disruption by miscreants. The polling for Anantnag Lok Sabha seat is being held over three legs in view of security threats and the election authorities have clubbed many polling stations at one location to ensure minimal dispersion of security forces in Shopian and Pulwama districts. Also Read – 2019 most peaceful festive season for J&K: Jitendra SinghTill 2.00 PM, only 1.8 per cent of the 5.22 lakh electorate cast their votes in the six Assembly segments spread across the two districts, officials said. Main thoroughfares crisscrossing through Pulwama and Shopian districts were deserted with only security forces vehicles and mediapersons moving around as they discharged their duties. Two polling booths in the Lelhaar area of Pulwama — home to many slain militants in recent years — did not see anyone turning up to cast vote. Also Read – Personal life needs to be respected: Cong on reports of Rahul’s visit abroadSeveral polling stations set up in Kakapora — even for voters hailing from Kupwara town — had the same story to tell. Beating the trend, two people had braved militant threats and cast vote at Pulwama ‘E’ polling station, out of 1,039 eligible voters. At Chowgam and Murran-38, one person each had cast their votes while at Murran-A, 16 people voted till 3 PM. No one had turned up to vote at Drussoo, Ashwander, Daoora, Larkipora, Rohmoo, Maitrigam and Kangan polling stations. The threat perception to poll process in these districts was not unfounded as militants lobbed a grenade at a polling station but there was no damage to life or property in the attack. A police official said the explosive was a “socket grenade”, a crude bomb manufactured locally with explosive material fitted in a pipe. Incidents of pelting of stones by miscreants were reported from many places in the twin districts. Shattered pieces of windscreens could be seen at some places, highlighting the dangers of moving between places in the poll-bound areas. People in the Tral assembly segment, the native area of slain Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani and several of his associates, have mostly stayed away from voting. Out of 88,000 voters, only 458 voted. Moderate polling could be seen at some polling stations in Pampore Assembly segment, the hometown of National Conference candidate and former High Court judge Hasnain Masoodi. Pulwama and Shopian districts have witnessed low key campaigning both due to security reasons and general disinterest among people in the elections. No wall, street or building is festooned with colourful flags and banners of the parties. Security forces working to ensure smooth conduct of the polls have cracked the whip on trouble-mongers. While there are no official figures, a rough estimate is that 400 youths have been picked up and lodged in jails as a precautionary measure. Pulwama, known as the “Anand (delight) of Kashmir” for its congenial climate, innumerable springs and water falls, hogged the headlines when a suicide bomber rammed his car into a CRPF convoy on February 14, killing 40 paramilitary forces. Since then the campaign for 2019 Lok Sabha polls has revolved around Pulwama and terrorism with parties making nationalism a key poll issue. Pulwama district has 3,51,314 electors, including 1,81,259 males, 1,69,508 females, 541 service electors (533 male and 08 female) and 6 transgenders.