10 months agoEssien impressed by work of Chelsea manager Sarri

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Essien impressed by work of Chelsea manager Sarriby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea hero Michael Essien is impressed by the work of manager Maurizio Sarri.The Italian currently looks on course to steer the Blues to a top-four finish.Essien says the 59-year-old has got his players on side.“Sarri came in and didn’t really have much time,” explained Essien to the Daily Express.“He had to go straight into pre-season but he came in and bought some good players.“They’ve been doing very well and everyone is buying into his system and how he wants his players to play.“So yes, he’s been very good so far and hopefully they can continue like that until the end of the season.” last_img read more

10 months agoNuno admits Wolves waiting for ‘special player’ amid Abraham interest

first_imgNuno admits Wolves waiting for ‘special player’ amid Abraham interestby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo says the club will only sign a “special” player during the winter transfer window.A move for Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham has been put on hold, although Wolves remain hopeful they will be able to sign the England international, who is currently on loan with Aston Villa.And Nuno says he will only bring in somebody who can dramatically change his team.”When you bring someone, you have to be careful what you bring,” he said.”It has to be something we don’t have already.”If someone comes, they have to bring something really, really special, because we already have something good.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

a month agoChelsea boss Lampard: Abraham can learn from Drogba

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Chelsea boss Lampard: Abraham can learn from Drogbaby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea boss Frank Lampard has thrown down the gauntlet to Tammy Abraham.Lampard says the young striker knows how he’ll be judged.”It’s normal that the top strikers are judged on goals, and the next level of that is: do you score goals against the big teams,” said Lampard. “I understand that because against someone like [Virgil] Van Dijk, a defence like Liverpool, a team like Liverpool, maybe it’s harder to create chances.”So it’s what can you do individually to try and create them, and how clinical can you be after that. He’s shown great signs this season but it will be another test on the way and it’s not the be all and end all day and we make our judgements after this. But for the top strikers like Didier, we all remember the amount of times he scored in finals and semi-finals and really important games and I think, quite rightly, players are judged on that”The thing I love about Tammy is his enthusiasm. He takes every day like it’s a challenge and a happy challenge. He wants to come in with a smile on his face and wants to score goals in training and be the best he can be. I think if you’ve got that attitude, you’ve got a great chance, because we know he has the talent.” last_img read more

Michael Douglas To Be Honored At UNICEF Ball

first_imgThe annual UNICEF Ball will take place at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel next Tuesday, January 14.The event, presented by Baccarat, will honor Ghada Irani with the Danny Kaye Humanitarian Leadership Award and Michael Douglas with the Danny Kaye Humanitarian Peace Award.Emcees at the event will be Matt Damon and Jerry Weintraub, and there will be a special performance by Kristin Chenoweth.Now in its fifth biennial year, The UNICEF Ball is one of the most notable black-tie galas in Los Angeles, bringing together philanthropists, celebrities, and community leaders to support UNICEF’s mission of saving the lives of children. The evening is a celebration of UNICEF’s work, as well as a tribute to the outstanding humanitarians who make their work possible.Table and ticket sales are now closed, but more information can be found here.last_img read more

Milestones along the way for Apples trip to 1 trillion

first_imgApril 1976 Apple is founded by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne.June 1977 The Apple II computer is released.December 1980 Apple goes public and its stock beings trading on the Nasdaq.April 1983 Former PepsiCo executive John Sculley becomes Apple’s CEO after being recruited by Steve Jobs.January 1984 Jobs unveils the Macintosh, the first mass-market personal computer to feature a mouse and a graphical interface on the display screen.September 1985 Jobs leaves Apple’s board after company’s directors side with CEO John Sculley in a dispute between the two men.June 1993 Longtime Apple employee Michael Spindler becomes CEO, replacing Sculley, who remains the company’s chairman.August 1993 Apple releases the Newton, a touch-screen device that was supposed to work like a digital notepad.October 1993 Sculley steps down as Apple’s chairman after a disappointing earnings report.February 1996 Apple hires turnaround specialist Gil Amelio as its CEO after Spindler’s efforts to sell the company to Sun Microsystems or IBM unravel.December 1996 Apple buys Next Software, a company started by Jobs, for about $400 million. Jobs agrees to return to Apple as an adviser.August 1997 Apple announces it’s getting a $150 million infusion from archrival Microsoft to help keep the company afloat.September 1997 Apple announces Jobs will serve as its interim CEO.May 1998 Jobs unveils a new line of personal computers called the iMac.January 2000 Apple drops the “interim” preface from Jobs’ CEO title.May 2001 Apple opens its first retail stores in Virginia and California.October 2001 Jobs unveils a digital music player called the iPod.April 2003 Jobs unveils iTunes, a digital music store that initially only could be accessed on Apple devices. A version that worked on personal computers powered by Windows software came out six months later to broaden the market.August 2004 Jobs discloses he had surgery for a rare form of pancreatic cancer.October 2005 Tim Cook is promoted to chief operating officer.January 2007 Jobs unveils the iPhone.March 2008 Jobs announces an app store for the iPhone.January 2009 Jobs takes a six-month leave of absence to tend to his health, temporarily turning the reins over to Cook.January 2010 Jobs unveils a tablet computer called the iPad.January 2011 Jobs takes an indefinite leave of absence, leaving Cook in charge once again.August 2011 Jobs resigns as CEO and Cook succeeds him.October 2011 Jobs dies.March 2012 Apple announces it is restoring a quarterly dividend for the first time since 1995.September 2014 Apple announces the Apple Watch, its first new product since Jobs’ death.March 2015 Apple becomes one of the 30 companies comprising the Dow Jones Industrial Average.June 2015 Apple launches its music-streaming service.June 2017 Apple announces its first internet-connected speaker, the HomePod.September 2017 Apple unveils its first $1,000 phone, the iPhone X, in celebration of the product line’s 10th anniversary.August 2018: Apple becomes the first publicly traded company valued at $1 trillion.last_img read more

Study predicts Trans Mountain pipeline buy will add to federal deficit

first_imgThe federal government agreed to buy the existing pipeline, expansion project and terminals from Kinder Morgan Canada for $4.5 billion after the company threatened to walk away from the Trans Mountain expansion project.The government has said it doesn’t plan to be a long-term owner and is looking for buyers, including Indigenous communities, pension funds and the Alberta government.The Trans Mountain expansion project has faced significant opposition over concerns of oil spills, tanker traffic and increased oilsands production.(THE CANADIAN PRESS) CALGARY, A.B. – A study by a sustainable energy research group predicts the federal government’s purchase of the Trans Mountain pipeline will add significantly to the deficit next year.The study by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis says the buying the Kinder Morgan Canada assets, plus planning and construction costs, will put $6.5 billion in unplanned spending on the books for the 2018-19 fiscal year.Study authors Tom Sanzillo and Kathy Hipple say that until the Ottawa clarifies how it plans to account for the spending, there’s a risk the purchase could add 36 per cent to the projected $18.1-billion deficit.last_img read more

BC legislation only applies to Trans Mountain project proponent argues

first_imgShe says the proposed law would present more risk than private-sector proponent Kinder Morgan was willing to accept and it sold the pipeline and related assets to Canada for $4.5 billion last year.Since the expansion project was first officially proposed in 2013, Killoran says it has been through the largest review in the National Energy Board’s history, a number of court challenges and faced protesters and blockades in B.C.She says the energy board ruled the expansion, which would triple the capacity of the pipeline, is in the Canadian public interest because the country cannot get all its available energy resources to Pacific markets including Asia.B.C. has argued the proposed rules are not intended to block the project but instead aim to protect its environment from spills and would require companies to pay for any damages, but Killoran disagreed.“Trans Mountain will be directly and significantly impacted by the proposed legislation. Indeed, we say it is the target of the proposed legislation,” she told a panel of five judges on Thursday.First Nations, the cities of Vancouver and Burnaby, and environmental group Ecojustice have delivered arguments in support of B.C.’s proposed rules, in part because of concerns about the local impacts of possible spills. Killoran says the energy board recognized that there is a wealth of evidence about the fate and behaviour of diluted bitumen and there is further research underway.The board also disputed the views of project opponents including Vancouver that the company hadn’t provided enough information about disaster-response plans, and also recognized that spill prevention was a part of pipeline design, she says.The Appeal Court is hearing a reference case filed by B.C. that asks whether the province has the authority to enact the amendments. Canada opposes the amendments because it says Ottawa, not provinces, has exclusive jurisdiction over inter-provincial infrastructure.The Trans Mountain pipeline runs from the Edmonton area to Metro Vancouver and the expansion would increase the number of tankers in Burrard Inlet seven-fold. VANCOUVER, B.C. – The proponent of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion says legislation proposed by British Columbia is targeting the project and would significantly impact it.A lawyer for Trans Mountain ULC is asking the B.C. Court of Appeal to reject proposed amendments to the province’s Environmental Management Act that would create a permitting system for heavy oil transporters.Maureen Killoran says Trans Mountain, which has operated since 1953, is the only pipeline that transports liquid petroleum to the West Coast and the only pipeline to which the legislation would apply.last_img read more

Peace Region nonprofits benefit from BC Hydros quarterly grants benefit

first_imgBC SPCA for its Fort St. John low-income spay and neuter program;Fort St. John & Area Senior’s Care Foundation for its 2019 Support for Seniors program;Northern British Columbia Volleyball Club for its skills camp.From the $800,000 fund, this is the ninth time grants have been awarded, which was established in September 2016. To date, $316,489 has been distributed to 34 projects.Applications for funding are accepted on an ongoing basis and funds are distributed quarterly over an eight-year period.For more information on the fund, including past recipients and application details, please visit sitecproject.com/gofund. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. -Three Peace Region non-profit groups will receive nearly $30,000 from BC Hydro through the Site C project’s Generate Opportunities (GO) Fund.Northern Development Initiative Trust administered the program that supports organizations that provide services to vulnerable groups, including children, families and seniors.The following are the most recent award recipients;last_img read more

Govt okays Rs 31,560 cr power project investment proposals

first_imgNew Delhi: The government on Thursday cleared investment proposals worth over Rs 31,560 crore in power projects, including two coal-based thermal plants and a hydro project on river Chenab in Jammu and Kashmir. The thermal power plants in Buxar, Bihar, and Bulandshahr, Uttar Pradesh, are expected to become operational by 2023-24. Briefing media after the meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA), Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said approval has been given to an investment of Rs 10,439.09 crore for the 2×660 MW Buxar Thermal Power Project (Buxar TPP) in Bihar. The Buxar project will be implemented by SJVN Thermal Private Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of SJVN, a mini-ratna CPSU. Also Read – Maruti cuts production for 8th straight month in Sep”The project is expected to generate substantial direct and indirect employment apart from various other socio-economic development in the project area. The Buxar TPP will start yielding benefits from 2023-24,” said an official release. The CCEA, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, also gave nod to the investment proposal for a 2×660 MW Khurja Super Thermal Power Plant (STPP) in Bulandshahr at an estimated cost of Rs 11,089.42 crore and Amelia Coal Mine in the Singrauli district of Madhya Pradesh. Also Read – Ensure strict implementation on ban of import of e-cigarettes: revenue to CustomsThe Khurja STPP, too, will start yielding benefits from 2023-24, the government said. Jaitley also said the CCEA gave approval to the investment for acquisition of Lanco Teesta Hydro Power Ltd (LTHPL) and the execution of balance work of the Teesta Stage-VI Hydro Electric Project by NHPC in Sikkim. This will be implemented at an estimated cost of Rs 5,748.04 crore (at July 2018 price level), which includes a bid amount of Rs 907 crore for the acquisition of LTHPL and an estimated cost of balance work of Rs 3,863.95 crore that includes Interest During Construction (IDC) and Foreign Component (FC) of Rs 977.09 crore. The project would generate 2,400 million units in a 90 per cent dependable year with installed capacity of 500 MW (4×125 MW). The finance minister further said the CCEA has approved the investment for the construction of Kiru Hydro Electric Project (624 MW) by Chenab Valley Power Projects Pvt Ltd (CVPPPL) in Jammu and Kashmir. The project will be implemented at an estimated cost of Rs 4,287.59 crore which includes IDC and FC of Rs 426.16 crore and an infusion of equity of Rs 630.28 crore by NHPC in CVPPPL. The government also approved recommendations of a group of ministers (GoM) on stressed power projects which include grant of coal linkage for short-term PPAs and increase in quantity of coal for special forward e-auction for power sector. Various stressed power projects that could benefit from the decision are of Adani, GVK, GMR, Jaypee and Essar groups. These assets were listed as non-performing assets or bad loans in a Standing Committee on Energy report. According to the report of a High Level Empowered Committee (HLEC) headed by Cabinet Secretary P K Sinha, 34 projects with total capacity of 40.13 GW were identified as stressed assets which were facing issues related to coal, slow power demand, delay in payments by discoms and slow development by developers.last_img read more

VEGAN GLAZED CARROT WITH PUMPKIN SEED & OAT BAR

first_imgIngredients Roasted Cashewnut 75 gm Roasted Almond Flakes 75 gm Tossed Oats 50 gm Tossed Sesame Seeds 25 gm Raisin 30 gm Dry Coconut Powder 25 gm Honey 150 gm Jaggery Syrup 180 gm Brown Sugar 50 gm Grated Carrot (boiled) 100 gm Also Read – PUMPKIN MASH, TAMATAR RASSABrown Sugar 20 gm Preparation Roast cashewnut, almond flakes, sesame seeds, and coconut powder – put all together in bowl. Mix honey, jaggery, brown sugar and cook until it dissolves properly. Fold the nut mix in the above mix. Fill the above mix in tray lined with butter paper. Put the sil-pad on the tray and roll it to make an even surface. Rest it for a day and cut it to desired shape. Top with glazed carrot and pumpkin seeds. (Courtesy: Chef Prem K Pogakula, Executive Chef, The Imperial, New Delhi)last_img read more