Grande Prairie area house fire

first_imgAt last report, the Grande Prairie Fire Department was into mop-up procedures, following a house fire in Crystal Lake, which caused extensive damage to one home and also some, to another one next door.The department was called out at 1:10 this morning, and 26 firefighters were ultimately on the scene of a blaze, that punched through the roof of the home where a floor also collapsed.Early damage estimates are in, at over 300-thousand dollars, and the aftermentioned home next door, suffered heat radiation damage.No injuries have been reported, and the cause of the fire has not yet been determined.- Advertisement –last_img

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Southgate qualities echo Mourinho, Conte says Holland

first_img0Shares0000Gareth Southgate has been compared to Jose Mourinho by England’s assistant coach Steve Holland © AFP / NICOLAS ASFOURISAINT PETERSBURG, Russian Federation, Jun 21 – England coach Steve Holland believes Gareth Southgate is showing the same key qualities he saw in the likes of Jose Mourinho, Rafael Benitez and Antonio Conte at Chelsea.Holland worked with the London club’s first team from 2011 before joining Southgate, and England, in 2016. “I think with Gareth, he ticks so many of the boxes that the best that I’ve worked with tick,” Holland said.“Does he understand man-management and getting the best out of players? Yes. Does he understand the value of giving staff ownership and responsibility? Yes absolutely.“Does he have experience of international football at the highest level? Yes.“He has some outstanding qualities and I’ve really seen him grow into the role.”England play Panama on Sunday, looking to build on an encouraging, albeit last-gasp, opening win over Tunisia, but with morale high after Harry Kane’s double in Volgograd.The mood was different 18 months ago, when Southgate took over a team rattled by the tumultuous sacking of Sam Allardyce and still smarting from defeat to Iceland at Euro 2016.“I think Gareth recognised early on that it wasn’t a time for revolution,” Holland said.Instead, they began rebooting England’s young squad and scouting their potential opponents, starting at the Confederations Cup in Russia last year.“We spent a lot of time on a plane but it really gave us the opportunity to speak about what we’d learned,” Holland said.“We tried to envisage how our team would look in those kinds of fixtures and we made some decisions. One of those was a back three.“That decision was with and without the ball. We felt we would be better with and without the ball with a back three. We had dinner in Sochi and that was more or less where it was named.”– History lessons –Southgate has admitted his own preferences are informed by the England teams he played with, in particular the one that reached the semi-finals at Euro ’96 under Terry Venables.“We looked at Terry Venables, the Euro 96 team, with Steve McManaman and Darren Anderton as wing-backs and Gary Neville in a back three, the balance of the midfield,” Holland said.“Even at Italia ’90 going back to Bobby Robson, who started with one way of playing then went to a back three.”Kieran Trippier and Ashley Young filled the wide positions against Tunisia, with Jesse Lingard and Dele Alli playing in front of Jordan Henderson in midfield. Raheem Sterling supported Kane up front.“We felt three rather than two in the midfield, given the profile of players we have, brings in a Lingard or an Alli,” Holland said.“Also, we have good forwards. If we play 4-3-3 or 4-2-1-3 we can only play one striker. If we play two, we can get two forwards on the pitch.”There is no room for complacency. England are in a strong position to progress from Group G but their last game against Belgium will offer a truer gauge of their standing.If they qualify, they will be pursuing only their seventh victory in the knock-out stages of a major tournament since 1966.The win over Tunisia offered cause for optimism, however, not least because if Lingard, Sterling and John Stones had converted early chances, it would have been far more comfortable.“With finishing, it’s practice,” Holland said. “It’s psychological, it’s about pushing the players to be match-winners but it is also a process. It might just take the time that it takes.“If you imagine these guys in a couple of years, and I hope I’m still around then, once they’ve become more seasoned at this level, that could be really exciting. It already is now.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Vitamin D may not be wonder drug to lower risk of dying from cancer

first_imgThe first-of-a-kind government study released Tuesday shows the issue is far from settled. National Cancer Institute researchers analyzed vitamin D levels measured in almost 17,000 people as part of a national study that tracked their health. About a decade after enrolling, 536 of those people had died of cancer. Whether people had low or high vitamin D levels played no role in their risk of dying from cancer in general, they reported Tuesday in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WASHINGTON – A large new study found no sign that vitamin D lowers the overall risk of dying from cancer, injecting a note of caution to the latest vitamin craze. The exception: People with more vitamin D in their blood did have a significantly lower risk of death from colorectal cancer, supporting earlier findings. Getting enough of the so-called sunshine vitamin – the skin makes it from ultraviolet rays – is vital for strong bones. But vitamin D has made headlines in recent years because of research saying it may be a powerful cancer fighter, sparking a push for people to get more than currently recommended amounts, either through diet or sun. last_img read more

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SHOCK FOR HOOPS FANS AS GAA STAR SIGNS FOR RANGERS!

first_imgAN upcoming GAA star from Co Derry has confirmed that he has signed for Rangers.Catholic Aaron McGregor, 17, is a regular with Limavady Wolfhounds GAA club and has just signed a two-year professional contract.And it seems Rangers are going after more players from Ireland with a GAA background. For Aaron won’t be the only player with a GAA background in the Rangers reserve and Under-19 squads he’ll initially be joining.“Rangers is full of lads who have played Gaelic: there are five in the squad that Aaron’s joining, three Dublin fellas and one from Omagh, and three or four of the Rangers scouts had Celtic tattoos on them,” said his dad Michael.“At this level it’s all about professionalism.“The reaction locally has been brilliant, from all sides of the community. We have had so many phone calls wishing him well. “We had a going away party for Aaron at the weekend and the turnout was mixed right down the middle. Everybody is very proud of him,” he said.Said Aaron: ”“I was delighted when Rangers made an approach, it’s an opportunity to make a career as a full-time professional footballer,” he said.“When you see Rangers’ facilities and their coaches, it’s a fantastic set-up. I’d been on trial with a few other teams — Bradford, Burnley and Aberdeen — but the Rangers set-up was the best.“Bradford actually put a deal on the table, they offered a contract straight away. I was over three times with Burnley and they were in the process of bringing me over again when Rangers moved in between times. They moved very quickly once they had made their decision.” So the prospect of a GAA-playing Co Derry man scoring against Celtic for Rangers has moved a step closer.Times have changed.SHOCK FOR HOOPS FANS AS GAA STAR SIGNS FOR RANGERS! was last modified: June 23rd, 2011 by gregShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:aaron mcgregorCelticRangerslast_img read more

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West Ham to wait until end of season to renew Declan Rice contract saga

first_img REPLY Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ West Ham could wait until the end of the season before renewing contract talks with Declan Rice.Rice, the teenage midfielder, has been in discussions with the Hammers over a new deal for a couple of months, having established himself as a key player under Manuel Pellegrini. shining BEST OF Rice is widely regarded as one of the best young players in the Premier League no dice West Ham insist Rice’s existing deal contains a clause that allows them to extend the contract for a further season, until summer 2021. They will not hesitate to trigger the option if necessary.West Ham’s Premier League rivals are believed to be keeping tabs on Rice.Manchester United scouts were at the London Stadium on Saturday as West Ham suffered a 4-0 defeat by Manchester City, while Chelsea and Tottenham have both been linked with the teenager – who began his career in Chelsea’s academy – also. Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move REVEALED Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? ADVICE MONEY Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade center_img REVEALED huge blow Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade 1 Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury RANKED Latest Football News However, no agreement has yet been reached to improve his existing £3,000-per-week contract, which expires at the end of 2019/20.West Ham have offered Rice a basic salary of £15,000-per-week, with various bonuses written in the contract, but the 19-year-old’s representatives are pushing for a basic wage closer towards the £30,000-per-week mark.And, according to the Guardian, West Ham believe they are in a position of strength in the ongoing contract saga, and they are willing to put talks with Rice on the back-burner until the end of the season. Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions last_img read more

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‘WE’RE IN BETTER SHAPE FOR THE SEASON AHEAD’ – McGUINNESS

first_imgDonegal’s senior team manager Jim McGuinness says his team is in better shape this year to have a crack at the All-Ireland than it was last year.The optimistic outlook comes as Jim enters his second year in charge of the Donegal footballers and he would appear to be in a much better position than 12 months ago when he had to contend with a string of injuries.Donegal begin their pre-season exploits against University of Ulster Jordanstown in the first round of the Dr McKenna Cup this Sunday. And McGuinness is in upbeat form after the mandatory eight-week break from training.“We’re definitely starting from a much better base this year,” said McGuinness.“It’s a good opportunity to prepare properly for the National Football League. We’ll have a stronger McKenna Cup squad this time around then we had last year, no question.“There are a couple of new faces in there also and this competition will give us the chance to look at them and what they can offer. “If we can push on through January to April in particular, and get as much work done as possible both in the gym and on the pitch; that should set us up for a year or two of championship football. The next four or five months is very important from that point of view.“We’d be happy that we got through a huge amount of work last year in terms of fitness and the strength side of things.”Meanwhile Kevin Cassidy is playing down reports linking him to a return to the Donegal fold after his much-publicised exit.Sources close to the player said he would like to play for his county again, and would welcome a reconciliation but that he feared that would not happen.© 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights Reserved The copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailySell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.com ‘WE’RE IN BETTER SHAPE FOR THE SEASON AHEAD’ – McGUINNESS was last modified: January 4th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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SENIOR DONEGAL GARDAI TO JOIN PROTEST OVER PAY CUTS

first_imgGARDAI from all ranks in Donegal are taking to the streets in protest at cuts – with some officers demanding a week-long ‘blue flu’.Members of the Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors (AGSI) from Donegal have confirmed to Donegal Daily that they will join the 24/7 Frontline Services Alliance national rally on Monday in Dublin.They will join members of the Garda Representative Association from Donegal. The rally has been organised to highlight frontline workers opposition to government proposals to cut their pay.24/7 Frontline Services Alliance represents 70,000 workers made up of members from the AGSI; Garda Representative Association (GRA); Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO); Psychiatric Nurses Association (PNA) and the Prison Officers Association (POA). It represents 70,000 members nationwide.The rally takes place in the National Basketball Arena, Tallaght, at 6pm on Monday.General Secretary of the AGSI John Redmond told Donegal Daily the campaign to protect frontline workers pay is also a campaign to protect service delivery to members of the public. “A further cut in pay of over 10% to our members and our colleagues in other frontline jobs will have a detrimental effect on morale,” said Redmond.“They have already taken a 25% cut over the last four years and their workloads have increased with the ban on recruitment and the ever-increasing number of retirements. Ultimately service delivery to the public will be adversely affected much to the horror of our members.”The meeting, will see over 2,000 members come together to agree the next stage in the Alliance’s campaign to protect the income of its members including a nationwide lobby of all back-bench TD’s and Senators which will commence immediately.Rank and file Gardai have met across Donegal in the past 10 days – all supporting a so-called Blue Flu – where they will all call in sick on the same day.However some senior Gardai want to go off “on the sick” for a week to get their message across to Alan Shatter, the Justice Minister. SENIOR DONEGAL GARDAI TO JOIN PROTEST OVER PAY CUTS was last modified: February 17th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:SENIOR DONEGAL GARDAI TO JOIN PROTEST OVER PAY CUTStallaghtlast_img read more

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Single-serve plastic bottles perfect for casual situations

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals The new, 187 milliliter (about six fluid ounces) bottles are part of a larger trend in the industry that includes boxed wine, cans and carton-type packages. “People, I think, are now into casual enjoyment of fine products,” says Wilfred Wong, cellar master for Beverages & More, who sees the move toward unconventional containers starting with the success of premium boxed products such as Black Box Wines. There isn’t much sales data available yet on the plastic bottles, but the category in general, which includes glass bottles already being offered on planes and in delis and supermarkets, has been doing well. Sales of wine in 187 milliliter containers – mostly glass – totaled nearly $68 million for the 52 weeks ending Oct. 22, up about 22 percent from the year before, according to supermarket sales data from ACNielsen. Overall, domestic wine sales were up about 9 percent to $3.9 billion, good news for the industry, which has battled a grape glut in recent years. The Stone Cellars mini bottles are made of a durable plastic designed to be tasteless and odorless. They look like regular bottles in miniature, right down to the little indentation on the bottom known as a “punt,” and are filled with the same fruit-forward, award-winning varietals – chardonnay, pinot grigio, merlot and cabernet sauvignon – that Stone Cellars puts in its full-sized glass bottles. Four-packs cost about $8. “The consumer research that we did indicated that even though people were looking at a smaller size, they wanted a package that looked sophisticated,” says Slone. “We didn’t do anything trendy or quirky.” That won over people like David Joachim, grill master for the American Tailgaters Association, who likes not having to worry about broken glass but isn’t ready to give up tradition entirely. “The wine bottle itself is so iconic that when you put wine in something else, it ruins the experience for some reason,” he says. Another entrant in the unbreakable bottles market is Louisville, Ky.-based Brown-Forman Corp., which is selling Fetzer Vineyards Valley Oaks merlot, chardonnay and white zinfandel in the mini bottles as well as Virgin Vines, a joint venture with British tycoon Richard Branson. The Virgin Vines singles will also be served on Branson’s Virgin Atlantic Airways, where the much-lighter plastic bottles carry a freight bonus. Robert Smiley, a University of California, Davis, professor, who follows the wine industry sees the general lightening up as an interesting direction for a business that “has a lot to learn from the beer industry in terms of convenience.” But can small, plastic bottles that open with a twist coexist with the glass act of $100-plus vintage wines? No reason why not, says Smiley. “You’ve got different people and they’ve got different preferences,” he says. “Convenience vs. tradition and high expectations vs. opening up a 187 milliliter when you’re out on a picnic.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! YOUNTVILLE, Calif. – The next big thing for the wine industry could be small, screw-capped and shatterproof. Single-serve plastic bottles are starting to show up on supermarket shelves in a bid to win over new customers by moving wine beyond posh white-tablecloth dinners to the informal ease of a picnic. If one of these green bottles should accidentally fall, no problem. “There’s a more active lifestyle people are living, they’d like wine to be a part of it and it just was not convenient in the 750 milliliter typical wine glass bottle where you have to bring corkscrews, glasses, etc.,” says Tom Slone, brand manager for Stone Cellars by Beringer, which has been selling four-packs of unbreakable, single-serve bottles since this summer. last_img read more

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Senegal, Tunisia face off in emphatic Afcon semifinal

first_img Tags: AFCON 2019SengalTunisia The two sides have faced off 7 times before Sunday. (PHOTO/Courtesy)AFCON 2019Senegal vs Tunisia 30 June Air Defence Stadium, CairoSunday, 14-07-2019 @7pmThe 30th June Stadium in Cairo will host the first semifinal of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations encounter between Tunisia and Senegal on Sunday evening.Senegal are making their first semifinal appearance since 2006, while their opponents Tunisia have not reached this stage since winning the competition on home soil 15 years ago.The Lions of Teranga are featuring in their second Afcon semifinal, having overcome West African neighbours, Benin in the quarterfinals.The Carthage Eagles trashed debutants Madagascar, 3-0 in the quarterfinals to secure their first victory in this year’s event.Tunisia head coach Alain Giresse is a former Senegalese tactician and his first hand knowledge of their opponents will give the North African side an advantage in the contest.Aliou Cisse who replaced Giresse in 2015 will be bidding to lead his nation to the continental crown for the first time in history. He was the Senegalese skipper as they agonisingly lost to Cameroon in a penalty shootout at the 2002 final.Both sides have previously met 20 times with Tunisia winning nine, Senegal have won seven and four games ending in stalemates.Cisse’s men have won nine of their last 10 matches with their only defeat coming against Algeria during the group stages of the competition.The 2004 Afcon champions have only lost once against Senegal in the last seven games between the two sides (W3 D3 L1).Senegal will look up to Idrissa Gana Gueye, Sadio Mane and Kalidou Koulibaly for inspiration whereas Ferjani Sassi, Wahbi Khazri and Youssef Msakni are expected to guide Giresse’s side to their first final since 2004.The other semifinal-Nigeria vs Algeria @10pmComments last_img read more

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