New licence rules may bar developers

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Spanish Super Cup: Zidane confirms Hazard blow

Read Also: Real Madrid contact Liverpool star over winter transfer plans Zidane also suggested some fringe players could be allowed to leave in the January transfer window. Striker Mariano Diaz is among those that could depart. “There are players that have not had minutes and that can be a problem but we speak with them like always,” Zidane said. “Between now and January 31 a lot can happen.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Madrid found form without him before Christmas but trail Barcelona by two points in the table after consecutive draws in the Clasico at Camp Nou and then at home to Athletic Bilbao. They play sixth-placed Getafe this weekend at the Coliseum Alfonso Perez, where Zidane’s team were held to a goalless draw in April. Marcelo and Lucas Vazquez are available again after recovering from injuries but Sergio Ramos is suspended, meaning Eder Militao is likely to play in central defence. Eden Hazard’s injury-plagued start at Real Madrid will continue this month after Zinedine Zidane said on Friday the Belgian will not play in the Spanish Super Cup next week. Hazard suffered an ankle fracture during Madrid’s draw against Paris Saint-Germain on November 26 and was expected to be out for around four to six weeks. Eden Hazard suffered a foot injury against Paris Saint-Germain on November 26 But Zidane has confirmed Hazard will miss Madrid’s La Liga game against Getafe on Saturday and will not travel to Saudi Arabia, where his team face Valencia in the Spanish Super Cup semi-finals on Wednesday before a potential final against either Barcelona or Atletico Madrid four days later. “He is 100 per cent out of the Super Cup,” said Zidane in a press conference. “He is not travelling, he is recovering and we hope that just after the Super Cup, little by little, we could see him with us again.” If Hazard returns against Sevilla in La Liga on January 18 he will have been out for almost eight weeks. The 28-year-old, who joined Real Madrid for 100 million euros from Chelsea last summer, also missed three matches at the start of the season with a thigh strain. He has scored one goal in 13 appearances for his new club so far. (Hazard to miss Spanish Super Cup with ankle injury, confirms Zidane) – https://t.co/cXD1omMssLKindly Share This …KonnyNews App – pic.twitter.com/Q2vaazNAs0— KonnyNews (@KonnyNews) January 3, 2020 Loading… read more

Towering Martello claims Bartlett

first_img “Everything worked out lovely, I told him to be handy and ride it as he found it. I was glad it rained as it was just getting a bit lively. “He’s a lovely horse, he just does what he has to. I’ll talk to Barry and we’ll see about next year, he’s good over three miles. “I’m shaking, it’s great to have a winner here.” Connell said: “He’s an out-and-out stayer and he had the form coming into the race. “This is my passion so it’s great to get a winner at the Festival.” Willie Mullins, brother-in-law of the winning handler, said of Milsean and fourth home Arbre De Vie: “I’m delighted with both of them. “Milsean had been a bit disappointing the last twice and I didn’t think he’d run a race like that. It was not the plan to make the running, but we thought we’d jump off near the front and he seemed to enjoy it so Danny let him stroll along. “Arbre De Vie just got bogged down on the ground and Paul (Townend) said he was too free early on and used up too much petrol. Both will probably go to Punchestown.” Press Association Heskin said: “He’s a real tough horse, all he does is find off the bridle. “He pricked his ears about five times after the last, I kept on asking him and he delivered. “On the ground I was afraid he’d done too much early. He’s a fair horse. “I was up the tails of the leaders all the way so I didn’t get the kickback.” The winning trainer said: “To win is just great. I was hoping he would win, but it doesn’t always work out that way. “I’ve had one runner in this race before and he was third and I’ve had a winner at the November meeting here. It’s brilliant.” She went on: “You can’t believe it when it happens, but it’s great. “I was shouting for them both. Danny rode him out this morning for me and told me he was well. In another race dominated by Irish raiders, Martello Tower (14-1) ground out victory for owner Barry Connell and his retained jockey Adrian Heskin. Martello Tower took the lead from long-time leader Milsean, ridden by the winning trainer’s son, Danny, who used to be Connell’s number one. There was just half a length between them at the line, with No More Heroes a length away in third. Mags Mullins saddled her first Cheltenham Festival winner when Martello Tower came out on top in a gruelling battle for the Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle.last_img read more

Fight Mayweather or retire, Arum tells Pacquiao

first_imgShare on: WhatsApp “But he’s (almost) 41-years-old. And if you’re 41 you can’t take punishment. You can’t take blows like he did in the Thurman fight.“Sure, he won that fight – but he took a lot of punishment. That punishment is going to have a serious effect on how he lives the rest of is life.”Arum, who earlier this year said he feared Pacquiao risked brain damage before his fight with Thurman, said however the Filipino should consider a rematch with Mayweather.Mayweather, who is now retired, defeated Pacquiao in their 2015 “Fight of the Century” which largely failed to live up to the hype.“If he gets Mayweather, do that fight and retire,” said Arum. “If he doesn’t get Mayweather he should retire. It’s not worth it for him to continue boxing.” Los Angeles, United States | AFP | Veteran boxing promoter Bob Arum believes Manny Pacquiao should retire from the sport soon unless he can land a lucrative rematch with Floyd Mayweather.Arum, who promoted Pacquiao during the Filipino icon’s golden years, told the World Boxing News website he wanted to see the 40-year-old hang up his gloves soon.Pacquiao, who won a bruising 12-round battle with Keith Thurman to capture the WBA welterweight crown in July, has not scheduled his next fight.But Arum said he believed Pacquiao, who turns 41 in December, would be risking lasting damage if he extends his career much further.“Pacquiao, I promoted him for many, many years,” Arum told World Boxing News.“He’s an exceptionally good human being, really a fine guy, extraordinarily charitable and a delight.last_img read more

Leafs continue to make moves, land Sawyer Hunt from Kimberley Dynamiters

first_img“(Sawyer) is a local kid and one of the top players in the league.”Hunt is also the brother of Dryden Hunt, who was named the WHL Player of the Year in 2016 after putting a stellar season together with Moose Jaw Warriors.”(Sawyer) is a power forward and has the potential to be a top forward in the league,” Dooley said.”He’s a gritty player that plays well at both ends of the rink and can put the puck in the net.”In a separate deal Dooley said the Leafs also moved goaltender Patrick Ostermann to Creston in a cash deal.”(Coach) Mario (DiBella) and I have been working hard recruiting and we’re adding what we believe are the key pieces to having  successful season,” Dooley said.”We’re definitely trying to change the culture from what we had the past two seasons,” he added.”Mario and I are on the same page when it comes to what we look for in our players and what kind of team we want to build.”We also want to get back to the days of development on and off the ice . Education, community involvement and putting a winning product on the ice.”Nelson, struggled to finish fourth in the Murdoch Division before getting ousted from post season by Beaver Valley, opens the KIJHL season with main camp August 12-15 at the NDCC Arena.The deal comes on the eve of the KIJHL AGM June 24-25 in Osoyoos. Nelson brass continues to do its best to change the culture of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League franchise as management completed its second major deal in less than two weeks Tuesday.Leafs acquired power forward and playoff standout Sawyer Hunt from the Kimberley Dynamiters in exchange for forward Nick Ketola and future considerations.The move comes 12 days after the Leafs sent Austin Lindsay to Ridge Meadows of the Pacific Junior Hockey League for forward Dale Howell and netminder Jay Sandhu.Hunt, a graduate of Nelson Minor Hockey, comes to the Leafs from a Dynamiters team that has spent the past two seasons at the top of the KIJHL — winning the league title in 2015 and finishing second to 100 Mile House Wranglers in 2016.In 89 games spanning three seasons with Kimberley, the 5’11”, 175-pound Hunt scored 20 goals and had 32 assists for 52 points.Hunt was a standout for the Nitros in the playoffs, especially this past season, as the power forward finished five goals and 11 assists for 16 points in 19 games.”We have a few more guys in our sights, but the deal for Hunt was one of our main targets this summer,” said Leafs coach Sean Dooley.last_img read more

QPR linked with Leicester City target and former Portsmouth star

first_imgQPR are making a late bid to hijack Leicester City’s proposed signing of Argentina midfielder Esteban Cambiasso, the Sunday People say. Foxes boss Nigel Pearson wants to sign the 33-year-old and recently expressed anger that news of his interest had been leaked.And it is claimed that Rangers manager Harry Redknapp is now looking to land Cambiasso, who is a free agent after leaving Inter Milan.Redknapp, who recently signed Chile star Mauricio Isla on loan, is also keen on Hull City’s Egyptian international Ahmed Elmohamady, again according to the People.Wing-back Elmohamady is also said to be a target for Turkish club Besiktas.Meanwhile, the Mail on Sunday say QPR are interested in former Portsmouth midfielder Lassana Diarra.The 29-year-old, who played under Redknapp at Pompey and also had spells at Chelsea and Arsenal, is currently with Lokomotiv Moscow.It is claimed that Napoli are interested but that he would prefer to return to London and could be available if Rangers agree to pay £6m and his wages, said to be £80,000 a week.See also:AC Milan to offer QPR £3m for Taarabt, reports in Italy claimFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Bhujbal quashes speculation of joining Sena

first_imgDismissing speculation of his defection to the Shiv Sena ahead of the Assembly polls as “baseless”, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Chhagan Bhujbal on Friday said he would continue to remain by the side of NCP chief Sharad Pawar. “How many times should I say that I am with the NCP, am working with the party and will continue to remain with Pawar saaheb… All this phoney talk of my proposed defection to the Sena has originated in the media, who claim to have knowledge that I will be switching alliances to the Sena from certain ‘sources’… I wonder who these sources are?” Mr. Bhujbal said ahead of the NCP’s core committee meeting in the city to discuss pre-poll strategy.He said the very fact that he was present at such an important party meeting ought to put a stop to rumours.Speaking to a television channel, Mr. Bhujbal said it was not his fault that speculation about his alleged exit refused to die down, but that of the media’s, which kept stoking the fumes of rumour.The last couple of months have witnessed an exodus of leaders and legislators from the NCP and Congress to the BJP and Sena. Rumours that Mr. Bhujbal was planning a return to his political alma mater, the Sena, gained some credence when he remained absent for NCP MP Supriya Sule’s ‘Samwad Yatra’ in Nashik. Ms. Sule had maintained that Mr. Bhujbal was with the party.According to the political grapevine, while ordinary Sena workers wished Mr. Bhujbal — once a dyed-in-wool Shiv Sainik for more than 20 years — to be inducted into the party, the top leadership led by Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray was resolutely opposed to his entry.Meanwhile, the NCP’s core committee meet at the city’s Baramati Hostel, presided by Mr. Pawar, saw the top party leadership in attendance, including State president Jayant Patil, Mumbai unit chief Nawab Malik, senior leader Ajit Pawar and Ms. Sule. Terming Congress leader Harshavardhan Patil’s bitterness towards the NCP over the Indapur Assembly seat “unfortunate”, Mr. Patil said a decision over the seat was to be taken following a discussion between Mr. Pawar and Congress leader Rahul Gandhi in Delhi.last_img read more

10 months agoAgent says Atlanta beat Barcelona, Real Madrid to Gonzalo Martínez deal

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Agent says Atlanta beat Barcelona, Real Madrid to Gonzalo Martínez dealby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveThe agent of Atlanta United’s latest signing, Gonzalo Martínez, has revealed interest from Real Madrid and Barcelona.Martinez impressed for River Plate in the recent Copa Libertadores final.”Barcelona and Real Madrid were also interested [in Martínez] but he and his agents saw the potential in the MLS,” agent Guido Albers told De Volkskrant.Martínez, 25, joins Atlanta in a deal worth 15 million euros after starring for River Plate last year. last_img

Garbage Holding Area Opens in Cambridge, St. James

first_img “I am appealing to the citizens of Cambridge and its environs to use this facility and use it wisely. I am also appealing to the business community, those persons who operate small, medium and large businesses in Cambridge, you also have a responsibility to keep your township clean,” Mayor Davis said. Western Parks and Markets (WPM) Waste Management Limited officially opened the Cambridge garbage holding area, in St. James, on Friday (January 25).Mayor of Montego Bay, Councillor Homer Davis, in his address, charged residents and businesses in the community to take care of the facility.“I am appealing to the citizens of Cambridge and its environs to use this facility and use it wisely. I am also appealing to the business community, those persons who operate small, medium and large businesses in Cambridge, you also have a responsibility to keep your township clean,” Mayor Davis said.Regional Operations Manager of Western Parks and Markets (WPM) Waste Management Limited, Garnet Edmonson, addresses stakeholders at the opening of the Cambridge garbage holding area, in St. James, on Friday (January 25). Story Highlights Mayor of Montego Bay, Councillor Homer Davis, in his address, charged residents and businesses in the community to take care of the facility. center_img Western Parks and Markets (WPM) Waste Management Limited officially opened the Cambridge garbage holding area, in St. James, on Friday (January 25). He also implored the residents to properly dispose of garbage to maintain proper hygiene in their homes and the community at large.For his part, Regional Operations Manager of WPM, Garnet Edmonson, emphasised that the organisation is serious about waste collection in the area, as such a programme has been put in place for frequent collection of garbage from the holding area.“We have four skips to hold your solid waste. We have a programme in place to collect the garbage from these skips three times per week. After a month of emptying these skips, we will analyse to see if we need to add additional skips to hold the garbage that is produced in Cambridge. We will still have our trucks traversing the community to take out the household waste,” Mr. Edmonson said.As part of the day’s activities, the WPM staff removed bulky waste items from the Cambridge community, which could potentially become mosquito-breeding sites.Representatives from the Western Regional Health Authority also gave presentations on how to prevent and destroy mosquito-breeding sites in and around the home.last_img read more

Big elevator companies blast Ontario bill safety agency in new report

first_imgTORONTO – Canada’s major elevator companies, which have come under scrutiny for breakdowns and delayed repairs, are warning that proposed Ontario legislation aimed at enhancing reliability of the devices in the country’s largest market could have dire consequences if enacted.In a new report that casts a wide net of blame for “real and perceived” problems with the industry, the companies also take aim at what they see as stifling rules enforced by Ontario’s safety authority.“There is a fundamental misunderstanding in Ontario regarding elevator reliability and availability, and the root cause of any down time,” the report states. “Specific isolated instances of elevator problems have created a misperception of widespread elevator outages and unresponsive service companies that are both inaccurate and irresponsible.”Instead, the National Elevator and Escalator Association — dominated by multinational giants Kone, Otis, Schindler, and ThyssenKrupp — blames any problems on a multitude of factors that include building owners who can’t or won’t maintain elevators and who don’t keep unhappy users in the loop; voltage fluctuations for causing elevator shutdowns; and traffic congestion and parking issues in Toronto that hamper timely service calls.An in-depth investigation by The Canadian Press last year found soaring numbers of calls to firefighters to free people trapped in elevators, reports of frequent and lengthy outages and harried technicians who have little time or financial incentive to do preventative maintenance.In an attempt at addressing the problems the association says are overblown, Ontario Liberal Han Dong introduced a two-part private member’s bill this year that would mandate analyzing how many elevators are needed in new buildings, and set time limits for contractors to get the important devices back in service.But Dong’s effort, the association argues, is misguided and the legislation, if enacted, could impose huge costs on building owners that might see tenants “priced out” of their homes.The legislation could also lead to increased safety issues, the association argued, due to potential rushed repair jobs in order to meet time limits.Citing internal industry statistics that could not be independently verified, the association report also states that only a tiny fraction of elevators in Ontario go out of service, and that more than 98 per cent of those are up and running within 24 hours.The report also claims elevator entrapments in Ontario have steadily decreased by 18 per cent in the last four years — stats that run counter to those provided by Ontario authorities whose figures show calls to firefighters from people stuck in elevators have doubled since 2001 and now number in the thousands every year.And while the report supports traffic studies to ensure buildings are built with enough elevator capacity, it calls for a “voluntary standard” for appropriate equipment levels.Toronto-based consultant Rob Isabelle called the report self-serving, political, and some of its contentions ridiculous.“Blaming everybody and the world and not themselves,” Isabelle said.One key area in which the report is silent, Isabelle said, is on tight union control on the number of certified technicians — most of whom work for the big companies.The personnel shortage, he said, provides little incentive for technicians to provide superior service, hampers the ability of contractors to get rid of poor performers, and acts as a barrier to smaller companies from entering the field.In July, as Dong’s legislation moved forward, the Ontario government directed the province’s safety regulator to commission its own review of the elevator reliability issue. Led by retired justice Douglas Cunningham, the Deloitte study for the Technical Standards and Safety Authority — TSSA — has yet to be finalized.The elevator companies make no mention in their report of successful safety prosecutions against them, such as one in January in which ThyssenKrupp was fined $375,000. Instead, they argue the TSSA has created one of the most highly regulated environments in North America — to little effect.“Many existing regulations do not increase safety or reliability, and in fact may serve to decrease availability,” the report states. “There is a lack of collaboration and mutual distrust between the (TSSA) and industry.”The TSSA, which says elevator incidents have risen significantly since 2011 and serious injuries are up eight per cent annually, had no response to the association’s broadsides. A spokesman said the agency would wait for Cunningham to issue his report.Dong said he was glad his proposed legislation has drawn attention to the issues.“Something needs to be done,” Dong said, adding he is skeptical of the association’s reliability figures. “This is a big problem.”Doug Guderian, president of Elevator One based in Barrie, Ont., agreed with the report, but said it didn’t address underperforming contractors who he said hide behind long-term contracts.“Owners feel that they are locked into a undesirable situation with no options,” Guderian said.The technician’s union did not respond to a request for comment.last_img read more