Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on March 2, 2019 at 6:47 pm Comments No. 12 Syracuse (2-2, 0-1 Atlantic Coast) lost to No. 13 Virginia (3-2, 1-0), 15-14, in overtime, on Saturday afternoon in the Carrier Dome. After two-straight victories, the Orange blew a late lead, and the Cavaliers stormed back. SU’s defense wasn’t able to stop UVA’s offense, and Syracuse spent the majority of the second half searching for the decisive goal that didn’t come.See what our beat writers had to say after the loss.
Yaya Toure is happy with Manchester City’s swoop for Swansea City striker Wilfried Bony.The pair are Ivory Coast teammates.Toure said: “Manchester City are always a club that wants important players like Bony and Aguero, they always want to progress and be at the top of the Premier League.”If you want to be at the top of the Premier League you need to sign the top players and Bony is one of them at the moment.”t will be tough to win the title again as Chelsea are in a good moment.”It is not finished and we need to compete well and do the business and again.” Swansea City are selling Wilfried Bony to Manchester City for a staggered fee.The terms have been struck over the last 24 hours.The Daily Mail says Bony’s deal with City is understood to be worth £25m plus a further £3m if they win the Premier League, Champions League or FA Cup during his contract.The striker would have to play in 60 per cent of their matches in those competitions to qualify.
Jamaica is slated to benefit from the implementation of the Local Economic Development (LED) programme, which seeks to enhance governance at the community level.This is being facilitated under the CAN$28.2 million Caribbean Local Economic Project (CARILED), being executed in CARICOM member states over a six-year period, through funding from the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)-funded.A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was recently signed between the Ministry of Local Government and Community Development and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) for the undertaking.Local Government and Community Development Minister, Hon. Noel Arscott, who provided details during his Sectoral Debate presentation in Parliament on Tuesday, June 11, said a National Coordinator has been identified and is slated to commence duties in July.Additionally, he informed that the Ministry has advertised positions for Local Development Officers for posting in six parishes shortlisted for the programme’s execution.The Minister explained that the LED aims to establish economic activities/enterprises in 150 communities across Jamaica; support at least 300 small and micro enterprises enabling them to attain financial viability and/or expand their businesses; and positively impact the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by the time the programme matures fully.Mr. Arscott said that while the administration moves to strengthen community governance and “equip our citizens to be valuable participants in the decision-making process”, it is important that tangible ways of advancing local development through economic empowerment of the citizens be identified and pursued for implementation.In this regard, he said that the administration has adopted the LED as a “new policy initiative and strategy” to enable local authorities, primarily parish councils, as well as communities and other local stakeholders, to play a major role in growing the local economy, creating jobs, and reducing poverty within their jurisdictions.“It is imperative that we establish avenues for communities and cooperatives to engage in economic activity. This will, in the process, make a significant contribution towards national economic development,” Mr. Arscott contended.In pointing out that the project will not be confined to the six parishes earmarked for the project’s implementation, Mr. Arscott said the Ministry has been “seeking other opportunities” to forge collaborative relationships to enhance the LED.“We are now prepared to move aggressively to implement (the) LED programme in Jamaica,” he declared.Contact: Douglas McIntosh
Canada’s major grocery chains looking to boost their e-commerce offerings to stave off the impact of Amazon’s entrance into the crowded industry are partnering with companies to give shoppers the option of home delivery.Companies offering a range of home delivery solutions are now expanding across Canada, building robotics-filled warehouses, adding hundreds of jobs and hoping to prove their method is the best at serving a vast country with a relatively small population.“There’s no shortage of headlines. Every day, there’s a new company making a new announcement,” said Sarah Joyce, senior vice-president of e-commerce at Sobeys Inc., who has been in the newly created position for about three months.Instacart, a California-based online grocery app company founded by a Canadian, announced Tuesday it will transform its Toronto office into a tech hub and add 200 employees over the next several years. The office is set to open sometime next year and will be the company’s second location to focus on research and development, with the first in San Francisco.Last week, Food-X Urban Delivery Inc., a subsidiary of Vancouver-based Spud, announced it partnered with Walmart Canada to deliver groceries to customers in the Vancouver area. The big box store is Food-X’s first major partner for its new warehouse designed to reduce the environmental impact of delivering groceries by reducing food waste and minimizing truck trips.Sobeys, for its part, revealed earlier this year a partnership with the British Ocado Group to build a customer fulfillment centre in the Toronto area filled with robotics that can pick and pack customer orders. The centre will start delivering customer orders in the spring of 2020.The influx of announcements came after Amazon acquired Whole Foods Market, which now has 14 Canadian locations, last year. The move sparked speculation the company would bring its checkout-free store concept and AmazonFresh grocery delivery service to Canada.That pushed the country’s major grocers to introduce or ramp up delivery services of their own, with many choosing to partner with companies already operating in this niche rather than build expensive in-house services.“That says a lot about where we are at as an industry and about this new era of strategic partnerships,” said Daryl Porter, vice-president of omni-channel operations and online grocery at Walmart.The company has opted for two different partners in different cities, a conscious decision that Porter said comes down to what value proposition providers offer customers.Walmart’s participating in a one-hour delivery pilot with Instacart in Toronto and soon-to-be in Winnipeg. Meanwhile, in Vancouver, it opted for a next-day delivery method with Food-X.“This is models, right,” said Peter van Stalk, Food-X founder.He’s convinced the company’s strategy, which includes people picking the food items to fulfil orders and focuses on reducing the environmental impact, can win more big-name partners. Food-X’s technology can withstand Canada’s cold winters, he added, and can service low density areas.But Sobeys believes it’s better to wait a little longer to launch, but offer a mostly automated experience.Sobeys anticipates having up to four such warehouses in the country, which could cover about 75 per cent of Canadian households.Both Joyce and van Stalk admit their models don’t offer one-hour delivery, but could do that or close to it in the future.Quick delivery windows are Instacart’s advantage and the company’s partnered with Walmart and Loblaw to offer one-hour timeframes already.“(Customers) don’t want to plan too far ahead for when they’re going to have their groceries delivered,” said Nilam Ganenthiran, Instacart’s chief business officer.Before Instacart, “groceries really lagged the rest of e-commerce,” he said, but “the magic of Instacart” allowed people to open their fridge door, see what’s missing and order online rather than rush to the store.It’s unclear which model will dominate Canada’s online grocery industry, but for now retailers seem content to leverage the experience of the niche operators.“We can learn from them,” said Walmart’s Porter, “and we are learning from them.”Follow @AleksSagan on Twitter.Companies in this story (TSX:EMP.A) (TSX:L)
New Delhi: The National Green Tribunal has rapped the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) over its failure to control air pollution in the national capital, saying it was avoiding its duties. A bench, headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel, directed the Delhi chief secretary to look into the matter and take remedial measures about proper manning and effective functioning of the DPCC. “The tribunal may have to consider whether a statutory authority which is repeatedly failing to perform its duties should continue in position as one of the reasons which is contributing to unabated pollution in Delhi resulting in large scale deaths and diseases is the failure of statutory authorities to perform their duties. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murder “In absence of responsiveness of the statutory authorities who have to carry out the orders of this tribunal, mere passing of paper orders will not advance the purpose for which this tribunal has been constituted under the law,” the bench said. It said that no officer or authority can be allowed to defeat law in the manner it is being done on regular basis by the DPCC. The tribunal said that in such a situation, option may also have to be explored for action under Section 18(2) of the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974, whereby the central government may handover the functions of defiant DPCC to the Central Pollution Control Board. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchings “Before further action, we direct the Chief Secretary, Delhi to look into the matter and take remedial measures about proper manning and effective functioning of the DPCC. The DPCC may file a proper affidavit of the action taken in the matter before the next date,” the bench said. The tribunal was hearing a plea filed by city resident Rajesh Kumar alleging air pollution by a brake lining factory near Chajju Gate, Babarpur here. The NGT had earlier directed DPCC to furnish a factual and action taken report. “A report has been received vide e-mail dated March 29 to the effect that East Delhi Municipal Corporation has sealed the premises and the SHO (Welcome) will be keeping strict vigil. “The report does not show any steps for prosecution or recovery of compensation for damage to the environment on ‘Polluter Pays principle’,” the tribunal noted.
With just one win — or a Michigan State loss — in the way of Ohio State and a ticket to the Big Ten Championship Game, coach Urban Meyer said staying healthy is the key to winning late in the season.Meyer spoke on the Big Ten teleconference Tuesday afternoon and addressed OSU’s goal of clinching a spot in the conference title game, the development of junior offensive lineman Taylor Decker and his unwavering stance on redshirting players. He also talked about the upcoming matchup with Indiana and reiterated praise for one Hoosier offensive weapon.Meyer said he hopes his players understand that “they clinch a spot in the championship game with a win.”Meyer said the Buckeyes had probably their best Sunday practice of the season this week.He said Decker is a “model citizen for a team and program … he’s a much better player too.”Meyer on Decker: “I can’t say enough about how much he’s grown in two years.”Meyer said he “probably should have played” freshman defensive lineman Sam Hubbard earlier this season because “he’s doing really, really good.” Meyer added that it’s too hard to burn a year of eligibility by putting a player on the field this late in the season.Meyer said he still doesn’t intend to redshirt players off the bat. “If you’re not good enough, you won’t play or if you’re hurt, you won’t play,” he said. “If you’re recruiting a good player, play him.”He singled out redshirt-freshman cornerback Eli Apple and redshirt-freshman linebacker Darron Lee as two players who benefited from sitting out a season.Meyer said he doesn’t expect Apple to be at OSU for five years. “My guess is, if he continues to improve, that they move on,” he said.On what the key to winning in November is, Meyer said: “Without question, it’s the health of your team and managing practice.”He singled out freshman linebacker Dante Booker and freshman safety Erick Smith as two young players who are excelling late in the season after developing throughout the year.Meyer said Indiana junior running back Tevin Coleman is “ridiculous.” Coleman ran for 307 yards in a loss to Rutgers last week.He added that Coleman is “definitely an NFL running back.”Meyer said sophomore punter Cameron Johnston had his “worst day this year” against Minnesota last Saturday.He said current Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith had a similar impact at Utah that redshirt-freshman quarterback J.T. Barrett has had in place of senior Braxton Miller this season.The Buckeyes are scheduled to take on Indiana on Saturday at Ohio Stadium. Kickoff is set for noon.
Gunners coach Unai Emery has provided update about players like Mkhitaryan and Koscielny who may not be featured in tomorrow’s match against Burnley.Emery confirmed Mkhitaryan is out while Koscielny has played more matches this week and may need rest tomorrow as they face Burnley.“We know today, the latest news, and for example Mkhitaryan is out. Koscielny is okay but he played two matches this week and tomorrow will be a lot for him. We also need to be calm with him, to take time for a lot of matches before he continues playing, Emery said as quoted by club’s websiteSpeaking about Kolasinac, he added:Premier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“I think for tomorrow is okay. Players are continuing to recover with Sead. I don’t remember now. Mkhitaryan is out. Mustafi is also, for tomorrow, out too.”On whether Koscielny is being overplayd, Emery continued:“But I trust him and we have solutions for who can play in this position. For example, I read a little criticism for our midfielders like Xhaka playing centre back, but I am very happy with him because his mentality is a very big mentality. He helped us, and he played left back too sometimes and I think he played well. This reason, for me, is that I trust in another player and tomorrow we are going to play with the first 11 and other players in the bench with our performance.”“I think we’re in a good position to play against Burnley. With respect, but with believing in our work, in our possibilities in other players to play, like a centre back or a midfielder. Above all, I think the mentality is a very big mentality to help us. We have the players and they are playing out of position, like Xhaka and Lichtsteiner last week at Southampton.”
Brighton & Hove Albion midfielder Pascal Gross says he is impressed with his team’s away performance this season and urging his team-mates to continue with the run of form.The German International says he is wary of the new Manchester United team under interim manager Solksjaer.He told the club’s official website, “It was an important game and a good win for us [the win in August], but that’s just a memory for us. We’re really good at home, and now it’s about trying to be better when we play away from the Amex.Pep Guardiola is convinced Manchester City will improve Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – May 12, 2019 Ahead of the crucial end of the season for Manchester City, Pep Guardiola is convinced his squad will improve even more next season.It appears…“Our last league game against West Ham was one of our better ones, and we’ll try to do the same again and be better away from home.“In my opinion we’ve improved our performances on the road. Maybe we haven’t got the points we wanted, but I feel that we’ve improved in general compared to last season.“They [Man United] have had some very good results at the moment and are very confident. They’re in a really good feeling and a really good mood. It will be really tough, but we will do our best.”