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Mobile asphalt tank leaks in Chetwynd causing highway closure

first_imgCHETWYND, B.C. – Part of Highway 29 is closed in Chetwynd after a tank on a mobile asphalt plant started to leak while being transported.- Advertisement -According to the District of Chetwynd, the asphalt plant was being moved from an area on the Jackfish Lake Road through Chetwynd when a 60,000 litre tank started to leak.  Crews believed the tank was empty, but an open vent hatch spilled a quantity of oil on Highway 29 near the intersection of Highway 97.An oilfield steam truck is working to clean off the truck and tank.  While that work is under way, a small section of Highway 29 in Chetwynd is closed.  According to Drivebc.ca the Highway will remain closed until 7 p.m. Monday, but there is a detour available.The District says quick response from emergency personnel prevented the spill from reaching Windrem Creek. UPDATE as of 7:30 p.m. – Drivebc now says the Highway will be closed until 10 p.m.last_img read more

Matt Le Tissier: Arsenal foe Fraser Forster has turned Southampton’s season around

first_imgSouthampton legend Matt Le Tissier believes the Saints can dream of a Europe again thanks to the return of goalkeeper Fraser Forster.The England international stopper returned from ten months out with a knee injury in January, and has kept four clean sheets in four games since; putting in the performance of his career to seal a 0-0 draw with Arsenal on Tuesday.Ronald Koeman’s side suffered in his absence – They claimed only six league victories this season and earlier in the campaign went on a run of eight defeats in ten games.But Southampton have rekindled their push for Europe since his return, and Koeman branded the goalkeeper ‘magic’ after he made ten saves to thwart a rampant Gunners side at the Emirates Stadium.“Not in one-and-a-half years managing Southampton has a team created what Arsenal created in opportunities today…he was magic tonight,” he said. “He is with the [England] national team and he is one of the best goalkeepers in the Premier League and maybe in Europe.”And speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, St Mary’s hero Le Tissier agreed Forster has made the difference and could well have turned their season around.“We had a very poor run earlier this season, but all of a sudden Fraser Forster comes back in and we get four clean sheets, ten points in four games and everything looks so much different,” he said.“We’ve got West Ham just above us and we will go to within touching distance if we beat them on Saturday. Then we’ve got Swansea, then Chelsea at home and then a massive game against Bournemouth away.“Looking at the fixtures on paper, they’re pretty good over the next few weeks, so we’ll be looking to climb a little bit higher than that hopefully.”Asked if Saints can push for Europe, he added: “I don’t see why not. Anything is possible this season, it’s just been incredible, Leicester have thrown it all wide open and it really is the most fascinating season in the Premier League’s history since 1992 when it started.”last_img read more

‘Iwobi has Shaun Wright-Phillips syndrome! Doesn’t have a single brain cell!’

first_img Alex Iwobi was at fault for PSG’s equalising goal Arsenal’s chances of topping their Champions League group were dealt a massive blow on Wednesday night as they were held to a 2-2 draw by PSG.The result, which means the Ligue 1 outfit are likely to secure first place in Group A on the final matchday, was probably the fair one, with both teams matching up well against one another.It was the visitors who opened the scoring, Edinson Cavani converting, before Olivier Giroud’s penalty and Marco Verratti’s own goal put the Gunners in front.However, PSG pulled level heading into the final 10 minutes of the game, Lucas Moura’s header being deflected into his own net by Alex Iwobi.Iwobi was immediately substituted out of the game by Arsene Wenger, with his feeble defensive work capping off a dreadful showing by the 20-year-old.After an excellent breakthrough campaign last season, Iwobi has consistently struggled for form this term, and fans were not pleased with his showing against the French champions.You can see some of the best reaction to his performance below… 1last_img read more

WATCH: Trevor Sinclair score THAT stunning bicycle-kick from 20 years ago

first_imgToday marks the 20th year since Trevor Sinclair scored THAT bicycle-kick goal.The former QPR midfielder launched himself into the air before connecting with the ball and seeing his stunning effort fly into the net.Sinclair’s strike helped the Hoops progress into the fifth round of the FA Cup.It remains to be seen if anyone can come close to scoring a better goal in the competition.Check out the video above….last_img

Steve Irwin was surely a natural

first_img Many happy Australians, whether locally indigenous or immigrants from far-off jungles like England, understand their land to be a true wilderness as well as a civilization. The size of their country is much larger than even California, but their population is but 20 million or so to 34 million in this state. This leaves a lot of room in Irwin country for what we often call nature, and perhaps the key point about nature is that in the state of nature, man is not in control. That lack of control propels men to try to tame nature with highways, condo developments and so on. The great Irish playwright and acidic wit Oscar Wilde once scoffed at the idea that nature was “perfect” by arguing, disingenuously, that if nature were so perfect, why did we spend so much time trying to improve it? But nature has an answer to everything, even to the greatest Oscar of all. Whether it’s waking up in Florida to find an alligator doing strokes in the backyard pool, or living in Southern California and having your pet dog taken away by a coyote or a mountain lion, nature will surprise you from time to time and strike back. We should take all such incidents as serious and unmistakable warnings. Tom Plate is a full-time adjunct professor at the University of California, Los Angeles.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! I have long had a special awe for the late Steve Irwin, perhaps in part because I never personally met him. Many of my Australian friends actually didn’t like him much, thought him a national embarrassment, and wished he’d go away before all Americans believed that Aussie dress consisted solely of khakis, their Saturday-night social life devoted to crocodile-wrestling, and the national vocabulary dominated by quaint exclamations like “barbie” and “crikey!” But a more generous view of this international media celebrity from Australia’s outback who became widely know as “The Crocodile Hunter” was there for the taking. Indeed, for many Americans, he seemed a delightfully un-self-reflective human bridge to that part of our souls that gets steam-cleaned out of our lives by the daily press of urbanization. Prime Minister John Howard, with his ear always close to the ground of nonelitist Aussie public opinion, was quick to eulogize the croc hunter as a “passionate environmentalist who cared passionately about Australia.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhy these photogenic dumplings are popping up in Los AngelesThat was the image we in the U.S. had of the man as well, through the medium of his regular shows on “Animal Planet,” full-length films and various public appearances. Irwin’s khaki image may have been carefully controlled, but his actuality seemed wonderfully unpolished and slightly vulgar, in the sense of being honest and true-to-self. It was his lack of willingness to submit to the uniformly oppressive jacket-and-tie world that may have most upset my polished Australian mates, who work the waxed corridors of power in diplomacy, industry, academia and the media. Visit Sydney or Melbourne and you feel very much at home. But splash around with the rays or crocs in the real countryside and you are pretty much out of your element _ unless you’re a Steve Irwin. Another aspect of Irwin’s public persona, it seemed, was that he seemed perhaps deliberately immature. Taking the plunge seemed at least as important to him as assessing risk and holding back. Many of us, especially urban dwellers, spend lives of quiet desperation, mindlessly stroking our cats that sleep 18 hours a day and offer little in the way of menace, save for the scary moment when the cupboard is bare of canned cat food and the nearest market is boarded up for the night. For Irwin, who died earlier this week, life was not remotely like this at all: It was a carnival of animals – the more the merrier, the more dangerous the better. And it seemed as if nature offered him no dangerous animal to which he did not want to get close; in contrast to the rest of us, where such relationships are delimited by cages, nets, aquarium walls and admission tickets. It was thus fitting, in a ghoulish sort of way, perhaps, that his death was to come from the poisonous lash of a stingray lurking in waters off Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. last_img read more

Radrizzani acknowledges beautiful evening for ‘dirty Leeds’ at FIFA awards

first_imgIt’s official, ‘Dirty Leeds’ play fair.The Championship side were surprise winners of the Fair Play gong at the Best FIFA awards. Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti latest Bielsa and Leeds won praise for their conduct against Aston Villa in April Top scorer in 2019: Messi, Mbappe and Sterling trailing Europe’s top marksman LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS update Spurs investigation into alleged racial abuse of Rudiger is so far ‘inconclusive’ 1 Liverpool transfer news live: Star man wanted by Real Madrid, Mbappe latest and more on target Strugglers Wigan hold Blackburn to goalless draw in Championship What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas Chelsea fan arrested for allegedly racially abusing Heung-min Son BIG PRESENTS UP TOP Getty Images – Getty targets 🤣🤣🤣 🕵️‍♂️ https://t.co/zlpw9iqVgO— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) September 23, 2019 statement stalemate Mel Morris explains why Derby had to complain about Leeds over Spygate to EFL Captain Liam Cooper and fitness coach Benoit Delaval collected the award on Bielsa’s behalf at the ceremony in Milan.The coach is currently in his second season at Elland Road and caused a stir in January when he admitted to having watched all of United’s opponents train in an incident dubbed ‘Spygate’.The club was fined £200,000 as a result – a penalty Bielsa paid out of his own pocket – and the 64-year-old was the subject of some derision as a result.When Leeds became a dominant force during the 1960s and 1970s under Don Revie, the club earned the title ‘Dirty Leeds’ for their disciplinary record.When announced as winners, Gary Lineker tweeted a spy emoji in reply to the announcement. Steve Round reveals how Mikel Arteta convinced him to join Arsenal staff appointed Ian Holloway thinks Arsenal have made a mistake in hiring Mikel Arteta Pep Guardiola gives Man City injury update and talks Christmas schedule PEP TALK Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 2:36Loaded: 6.34%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -2:36 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen Beautiful evening for “dirty leeds” @LUFC winning a fair play award @FIFAcom #TheBestAwards thanks for the invitation #Milano pic.twitter.com/PxUnAjSFgA— Andrea Radrizzani (@andrearadri) September 23, 2019Leeds and manager Marcelo Bielsa won plaudits in April for allowing Aston Villa a free goal in the game and the act of sportsmanship has been recognised officially.Angry scenes broke out after Mateusz Klich scored for Leeds while Villa’s Jonathan Kodjia lay injured on the field. Bielsa insisted Leeds, despite the attempts of former defender Pontus Jansson to stop them, allow Villa to score immediately from the kick-off. rookie error last_img read more

How Pochettino reacted to sacking and other reasons to watch Amazon documentary

first_img Getty Images – Getty 7-2 defeat to Bayern Munich in Champions LeagueIf Spurs thought the Carabao Cup defeat was embarrassing, then it was about to get a whole lot worse just seven days later.It was a week to forget for Pochettino as they suffered a nightmare 7-2 defeat to Bayern Munich at home.The score was only 2-1 to Bayern at half-time before former Arsenal player Serge Gnabry scored four second half goals on their way to an emphatic win. Chelsea fan arrested for allegedly racially abusing Heung-min Son Getty Images – Getty AFP or licensors First NFL games in Tottenham Hotspur StadiumAway from the football, it has been an important season off the pitch for Tottenham.This season saw the first two NFL games hosted at their new stadium as part of a 10 year agreement.Fans will hopefully be able to get a glimpse of the preparations to host the two matches and what the future may hold. Christian Eriksen transfer sagaThe Denmark international made clear his wishes to leave the club in the summer in search of a ‘new challenge’.Levy reportedly slapped a £100million price tag on Eriksen to ward off interest from other clubs despite him entering the final 12 months of his contract.The documentary should provide an insight on how that situation was handled and there are sure to be more twists and turns before the end of the season. latest Steve Round reveals how Mikel Arteta convinced him to join Arsenal staff stalemate LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Carabao Cup defeat to ColchesterThings started going poorly from the start for Pochettino with defeats to Newcastle and Leicester in the league in the first two months and a draw with Olympiakos in the Champions League.The biggest embarrassment came in the Carabao Cup when they were dumped out of the competition on penalties by Colchester. Strugglers Wigan hold Blackburn to goalless draw in Championship 6 LIVE on talkSPORT 6 Getty Images – Getty Mourinho has been appointed by Tottenham 6 Liverpool transfer news live: Mbappe latest, Lille star wants to join Reds in future 3-0 loss to Brighton in Premier LeagueThe speculation about Pochettino’s future started around this time following a series of poor results.Their defeat at Brighton started a run of five games without a win in the Premier League and exposed their serious flaws.The Amazon Prime series will hopefully show the mood in the dressing room and Pochettino’s attempts to get his side back on track. Spurs investigation into alleged racial abuse of Rudiger is so far ‘inconclusive’ 6 Top scorer in 2019: Messi, Mbappe and Sterling trailing Europe’s top marksman center_img Tottenham conceded seven goals at home to Bayern Munich Christian Eriksen admitted earlier this year that he ‘would like to try something new’ targets Getty Images – Getty update Ian Holloway thinks Arsenal have made a mistake in hiring Mikel Arteta Tottenham said the decision to sack Pochettino was in the club’s best interests Getty Images – Getty Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Check out all the live commentaries coming up across the talkSPORT network this week Levy opening the purse stringsDuring the construction of their new stadium, Daniel Levy was incredibly thrifty and did not spend a penny in two consecutive transfer windows.With the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium open, the north London club let loose with more than £100million worth of signings.Hopefully we will get to see the inner workings on how transfer business is done at Spurs in the deal to make Tanguy Ndombele their record signing for £55million.They also signed Ryan Sessegnon (£24.3million) and Jack Clarke (£10million) while also paid £14.4million to take Giovani Lo Celso on loan. 6 rookie error statement Fulham vs QPR (Friday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORT 2West Ham vs Tottenham (Saturday, 12:30pm) – talkSPORTCharlton vs Cardiff (Saturday, 12:30pm) – talkSPORT 2Arsenal vs Southampton (Saturday, 3pm) – talkSPORT 2Man City vs Chelsea (Saturday, 5:30pm) – talkSPORTMiddlesbrough vs Hull (Sunday, 12pm) – talkSPORT 2 6 on target The Amazon Prime All or Nothing series focusing on Tottenham is already shaping up to be an instant classic.The cameras have unprecedented behind-the-scenes access at the club to give a unique insight into the day-to-day workings at Spurs.Little did any of us know that this season would turn out to be so eventful and will likely get a whole lot more dramatic with the arrival of Jose Mourinho.From the sacking of Mauricio Pochettino, to embarrassing defeats and off-field events, here are the top things we are looking forward to seeing in the documentary. Tanguy Ndombele is Tottenham’s record signing appointed Pochettino sacking and Mourinho hiringAmazon could not have hoped for more drama so early on in the season. If previous series of All or Nothing are anything to go by, we should get an all access behind the scenes look at what happened.The cameras must have been rolling all night when Pochettino was sacked and within 12 hours Mourinho was appointed.With several months of the season left, there will be no shortage of drama at Tottenham. Chicago Bears vs Oakland Raiders was the first NFL game to be held at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadiumlast_img read more

Sligo swimmers excel at Connacht Championships

first_img“The progress we are seeing in Sligo Swim Club is encouraging for all involved and the training plans we have put in place in recent years are really starting to bear fruit for the swimmers, all of whom work so hard for the sport and for Sligo” commented Head Coach, Eduardo Santos. This achievement was one of many at the Connacht short course Championships, from which 15 Sligo swimmers qualified to the National Short Course Championships later this year, an increase of 50% on last year’s qualifiers. Sligo won a total of 35 medals including, 12 gold, 12 silver and 11 bronze and saw super swims from all of the 33 athletes who travelled to compete. The Sligo team overall achieved personal best times in over 70% of their 226 competitive swims. Eanna O’Hara, Eoin Anderson, Ronan Anderson, Peter Mooney.County Sligo Swimming Club celebrated a supreme swimming achievement at the recent Connacht Short Course Championships 2017. The men’s senior relay team broke the 200m Senior Freestyle Connacht record by 2.52 seconds, winning their race in a time of 1:37:29. Sligo swimmers Peter Mooney, Eanna O’Hara and brothers Ronan and Eoin Anderson expressed delight at finally putting this Sligo achievement on Record at Connacht’s Hall of Fame. Galway SC created the previously held record in December 2012 in a time of 1:39:81. Head Coach Eduardo Santos applauded the achievement and highlighted how hard these swimmers have trained to be rewarded with their new record.last_img read more

Leitrim team named for NFL Division 4 final

first_imgThe Leitrim senior gaelic football team to play Derry in Saturday’s Allianz League Division 4 final at Croke Park shows a number of personnel and positional changes from the side which beat Waterford by eight points last Saturday.Aidan Quinn, Shane Quinn, Dean McGovern and Darragh Rooney all come back into starting fifteen with Conor Reynolds, Oisín Madden, Conor Cullen and Pearce Dolan the men to lose out.Cathal McCrann keeps his place in goal, ahead of the impressive Diarmuid McKiernan who played in five of Leitrim’s seven league matches to date.Aughawillan’s Mark Plunkett is named at midfield (where he plays for his club) even through he has spent the entire league campaign operating from centre half-back.The Leitrim team in full is:Cathal McCraan (Gortletteragh)Aidan Flynn (Leitrim Gaels)Micheal McWeeney Capt (St Mary’s Kiltoghert)Paddy Maguire (St Brigid’s Dublin)Sean McWeeney (Aughnasheelin)Shane Quinn (Mohill)Raymond Mulvey (Sean O’Heslin’s)Mark Plunkett (Sean O’Heslin’s)Shane Moran (Melvin Gaels)Dean McGovern (Mohill)Emlyn Mulligan (Melvin Gaels)Domhnaill Flynn (Mohill)Darragh Rooney (Melvin Gaels)Evan Sweeney (Glencar/Manorhamilton)Ryan O’Rourke (Fenagh St/Cailins).Saturday’s NFL Division 4 final is LIVE on Saturday Sportsbeat on Ocean FM. Live coverage begins at 2pm will full match commentary from 3pm, in association with McManus Pharmacy, New Line, Manorhamilton.The Final Whistle broadcasts live tonight (Thursday 28th) from Biddy’s Bar in Manorhamilton from 8-9pm with a special one-hour league final preview programme.To contact the programme, text/WhatsApp 0833500530 or email sport@oceanfm.ie.last_img read more