TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say STUNNER! Man Utd make Barcelona approach for Coutinhoby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United have approached Barcelona about Philippe Coutinho’s situation.Mundo Deportivo says United have made it clear that they would be ‘very interested’ in signing the Brazilian, who has struggled to hit the heights he scaled at Liverpool since moving to the Nou Camp 12 months ago.Coutinho hasn’t started a La Liga game since December 2 and that is said to have angered the Blaugrana’s record signing, who has seen Ousmane Dembele move past him in the pecking order in recent times.It is claimed that Coutinho has no intention of leaving Barcelona yet, especially with his family happy living in Catalonia, but that could change if the 26-year-old’s situation doesn’t improve between now and the end of the season.A move to United would give Coutinho a chance to win his first trophy in English football.
Man City’s 2 goal Gabriel Jesus: Aguero always helping meby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City attacker Gabriel Jesus was delighted with his brace for their 3-0 win over Wolves.The Brazilian striker is now joint top scorer with Sergio Aguero on 14 goals and after bagging seven goals in his last three game – and Gabriel says his fellow striker has been an inspiration to him.“Sergio is an amazing player and helps me a lot,” he said.“When he plays, he helps the team and when I play, I want to help the team as well. He has been a great help.“I’m playing better and I’m scoring goals, which is important for any striker.“I am playing for an amazing club and I need to keep scoring and to play well.”Gabriel also revealed he is no worse for wear after his collision with the post in the first-half, adding: “I’m good – I have a little pain at the back of my head and it’s obviously dangerous when you hit your head like that, but I’m good and feel fine.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
BEIJING — While a Huawei executive faces possible U.S. charges over trade with Iran, the Chinese tech giant’s ambition to be a leader in next-generation telecoms is colliding with security worries abroad.Australia and New Zealand have barred Huawei Technologies Ltd. as a supplier for fifth-generation networks. They joined the United States and Taiwan, which limit use of technology from the biggest global supplier of network switching gear. This week, Japan’s cybersecurity agency said Huawei and other vendors deemed risky will be off-limits for government purchases.None has released evidence of wrongdoing by Huawei, which denies it is a risk and operates a laboratory with Britain’s government to conduct security examinations of its products. But the accusations threaten its ability to compete in 5G as carriers prepare to invest billions of dollars.The Associated Press
BEIJING — Apple’s $1,000 iPhone is a tough sell to Chinese consumers jittery over an economic slump and the trade war with Washington.CEO Tim Cook told shareholders Wednesday that iPhone demand is waning, mainly in China. That makes the tech giant the latest global company grappling with Chinese consumer anxiety.Other brand names from Ford Motor Co. to jeweler Tiffany & Co. already have reported abrupt declines in sales to Chinese consumers.China’s 2018 economic growth is forecast at about 6.5 per cent. But China’s tariff fight with the U.S. and tumbling auto and real estate sales are undermining consumer confidence.The spending slump in the world’s second-largest economy is a blow to global industries from autos to designer clothing that are counting on China to drive revenue growth.Joe McDonald, The Associated Press
Canada Post said Monday that the backlog of mail and parcels is “severe” and expected to “worsen significantly” once online orders from Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales are processed.In a statement, the post office said it is experiencing delivery delays across the country and that’s expected to continue throughout the holiday season and into January.The union wants better pay and job security, guaranteed hours for its 8,000 rural and suburban carriers, and equality for those workers with the corporation’s 42,000 urban employees.CUPW also wants Canada Post to adopt rules that it says would cut down on workplace injuries — an issue the union has said is now at a “crisis” level. UPDATE – Workers are back to work following the Senate vote.FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Canada Post employees in Fort St. John have joined the rotating strike after the Senate voted in favour of back to work legislation.With the vote Monday night, mail service is supposed to resume at noon Tuesday. Royal assent was granted late Monday shortly after senators approved Bill C-89 by a vote of 53-25. Four senators abstained. Under the new legislation, the union said postal workers will be forced to go back to work under the old collective agreement, which it asserted would result in at least 315 disabling injuries and thousands of hours of forced, unpaid overtime.The previous Conservative government forced an end to a lockout of postal workers during a 2011 dispute by enacting back-to-work legislation, which was later declared by a court to be unconstitutional.But the Liberal government argues Bill C-89 is different, in that it does not impose immediate outcomes affecting postal contracts.Whereas the 2011 bill imposed a settlement that favoured Canada Post, the current legislation would give a mediator-arbitrator appointed by the government 90 days to try and reach contract settlements. Failing that, a settlement could be imposed either through a decision from the arbitrator or by choosing from one of the final proposals put forward by Canada Post or CUPW.(THE CANADIAN PRESS) The government had deemed passage of the bill to be urgent due to the economic impact of continued mail disruptions during the busy holiday season. It rushed the bill through the House of Commons last week. The Canadian Union of Postal Workers issued a statement declaring that it is “exploring all options to fight the back-to-work legislation.”“Postal workers are rightly dismayed and outraged,” said CUPW national president Mike Palecek. “This law violates our right to free collective bargaining under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.”Some senators — independents, Liberal independents and even some Conservatives — agreed with that assessment and voted against the bill.But the majority either disagreed or concluded that it’s up to the courts, not senators, to rule on constitutionality.Negotiations have been underway for nearly a year, but the dispute escalated more recently when CUPW members launched rotating strikes Oct. 22.
UPDATE – The hill is open in both directionsFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – We have just received a news tip, at 2:00 p.m., that both southbound lanes on the South Taylor Hill are currently blocked due to a spinout involving two commercial vehicles.It is reported that there are no emergency crews at the scene at this time. We will continue to post updates as they become available.
GRANDE PRAIRIE, B.C. – Update on the RCMP event on 65 Avenue in the Countryside South neighbourhood.On Monday, December 31, 2018, at approximately 1:48 AM Grande Prairie RCMP were called to a disturbance at a residence in the area of Countryside South. A male was believed to be armed and barricaded.RCMP attended with Police Dog Services and the RCMP Emergency Response Team. One male was arrested without further incident. Charges are pending and an update will be provided as more information becomes available.Police remain on the scene but traffic flow has returned to normal.RCMP would like to thank the public for their cooperation as this situation unfolded.For more information on this story CLICK HERE
The Seward Highway is reopened. Expect possible delays. According to the Department of Transportation, maintenance and operations will be responding to any reports of damage and inspecting all bridges following the earthquake this morning. The Seward Highway at Milepost 112, by McHugh Creek, is closed due to a rock slide in the area. Original Post: