FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Fort St. John for Liquefied Natural Gas (FSJ for LNG) has recently released a letter looking at a year in review.Founder and Chairman, Alan Yu, says in the letter that FSJ for LNG is thankful for 2018 but is hoping for a better 2019 in regards to the current status of the LNG project. He notes that the LNG project was not just good for Fort St. John but for the National and Global economy as well.“When North East B.C. received good news in late 2018, it wasn’t just a positive turn of events for Fort St. John and the Peace Region. The final investment decision to proceed with the LNG Canada project heralds a project of national and global significance. A flat year for LNG investment worldwide was lifted by the October announcement. As recognition travels far and wide of fully how transformational Canada’s largest-ever private investment will be, nevertheless there are strong signs that the NDP-Green alliance in Victoria can barely contain its contempt for anything to do with natural gas and LNG.” Yu hopes that, in 2019, the Horgan Government does the right thing and test its reckless LNG policy with the electorate by calling an early election.“For those who understand both the economy and the environment, there is only one realistic hope for 2019: that the Horgan government do the right thing and test its reckless LNG policy with the electorate by calling an early election. The same voters who rejected Horgan’s crooked proportional representation referendum are highly likely to react the same way to his anti-climate climate plan: by saying no.”In closing, Yu points out that there is still a lot of work that FSJ for LNG has to do even with the LNG project coming to Fort St. John.“For those asking if the job of FSJ for LNG is now over, I hope this answers the question. We still have quite a job to do in 2019 which include voting somebody out in the coming federal election.”The full letter can be viewed below.
Kolkata: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) have had a stupendous time in this edition’s Indian Premier League (IPL). The franchise, captained by Dinesh Karthik, has won two matches out of three and are in the middle of the points table. They lost to the Delhi Capitals (DC) at the Feroz Shah Kotla in New Delhi, but prior to that, managed to beat Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) at Eden Gardens. One of the main reasons why the Knights have been competitive is Andre Russell, who is currently the third highest run-scorer in IPL 2019 with 159 runs at an average of 79.50 and a titanic strike-rate of 248.43. The Jamaican has also smacked 15 sixes, the most in the tournament thus far and quite rightly, Kuldeep Yadav, KKR’s chinaman bowler, has hailed the hulk-like batsman as a game-changer. “You need a player who can change the game for you. We have Russell in that category. He is a perfect game changer for us. “We all are proud of him. When he is on fire, he is unstoppable. I am glad I don’t have to bowl to him (Russell),” Kuldeep was quoted as saying. Yadav also sounded confident about the Knight Riders’ chances of winning their third title in the T20 league. “He is the kind of player who can destroy any bowler’s economy rate. The way we have been playing and have showed fighting spirit, I think KKR will win the trophy this year,” he added. Russell has scored 159 runs from three innings at 79.50 with a strike rate of 248.83 in the first three matches. He also took five key wickets for his team. Before the start of the tournament, the majority of the fans and pundits picked the likes of Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Chris Gayle and other destructive top-order batsmen as favourites to win the ‘Orange Cap’, but Russell has surprised one and all with his hitting and more importantly consistency. Considering the position he bats at and the number of balls he gets to face in an innings, 159 runs in three matches is a Herculean effort by the Windies all-rounder. He has scored 20 (or more) runs in an over thrice in IPL 2019 already, and with 15 sixes to his credit, Russell is also the number one batsman in the list of ‘most sixes in IPL 2019’, after the first week. His teammate Nitish Rana, Warner, and Chris Gayle are behind him on the list with 10 sixes each. Russell’s impact in the first week of IPL 2019 was bigger than any other player in the tournament. As far as Kuldeep is concerned, he hasn’t had the best of tournaments, picking up only a couple of wickets in three matches with best figures of 2/41 against the Capitals in the last encounter. KKR are next scheduled to lock horns against the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore on April 5.
Michigan State quarterback Tyler O’Connor passes the ball during the Spartans game against Eastern Michigan on Sept. 20, 2014. The Spartans beat the Eagles 73-14. Credit: Courtesy of TNSTell me if you heard this before. The Ohio State Buckeyes and the Michigan State Spartans do battle with one hoping to continue its push towards a national championship. This seems to be the theme when OSU coach Urban Meyer meets Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio late in the season.Despite Sparty’s 3-7 overall and 1-6 Big Ten record, the motif of win-or-go-home motivates the No. 2 Buckeyes in the heart of the College Football Playoff discussion.The back-and-forth blows by the Scarlet and Gray and the Green and White have built the matchup as one of the year’s most anticipated games each season. For the past three years, the winner of the Big Ten battle has altered college football’s national landscape.In 2015, one celebratory windmill at a time, Michigan State then-junior kicker Michael Geiger triggered tears in the eyes of OSU fans after hitting the game-winning field goal as time expired. This year OSU finds itself in the same spot, but determined to keep its season alive.“(We) just want to beat Michigan State,” Meyer said. “It means a lot.”OffenseThe Spartans offense has a much different look in 2016 than it did a season ago. No Connor Cook under center, no Aaron Burbridge or Macgarrett Kings at wide receiver and no Jack Conklin on the esteemed offensive line highlight the amount of talent that departed from an offense that returned just four starters.Senior quarterback Tyler O’Connor — a name that might be familiar to Ohio State — is the starter. O’Connor played for the injured Cook last season against OSU and controlled the offense enough to dethrone the Buckeyes from the undefeated ranks and destroy OSU’s chance at a second straight national title.This year, O’Connor hasn’t lit up the stat sheet, but he remains in the top half of the Big Ten in passing efficiency. The senior from Lima, Ohio, is completing more than 61 percent of his passes, but averages less than 200 yards passing per game. His favorite target is senior wide receiver R.J. Shelton. The Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, native has reeled in 47 passes this season for 710 yards and five touchdowns. He averages just under five receptions per game and is averaging more than 15 yards per catch. Shelton is O’Connor’s most targeted wide receiver on passes 20 yards or more.“As a coach, there’s always concern,” said co-defensive coordinator Greg Schiano. “When you put the tape on and I watch (Michigan State’s) explosive play reel and it’s 30 plays of passes alone, you’re talking three explosives a game. If that happens to you, that could be 21 points.”In the running game, another Ohio native, L.J. Scott from Hubbard, leads the Spartan backfield with 775 yards and five touchdowns. Statistically, the Spartans rank 67th in the nation in total offense, which plays right into the hands of OSU, which is ranked third in the nation in scoring defense.“They go deep into their roster and got some outstanding football players,” Dantonio said on Tuesday regarding OSU’s defense. “They run and tackle very effectively.”DefenseOSU had its single worst offensive output with Meyer on the sidelines last season against Michigan State. OSU gained just 132 total yards in an abysmal performance that caused former running back Ezekiel Elliott to call out the coaching staff for only getting 12 carries, just four in the second half. However, to credit Michigan State, the Spartans’ front seven always present a physical challenge to the Buckeyes.“Even when we won 49-37 two years ago, you walk away from that game saying, ‘wow, that was physical,’” said redshirt junior guard Billy Price. “You have to respect those guys. They’re cut from the same fabric we are.”The biggest departure from the 2015 Michigan State defense that won the Big Ten was three-time, second-team All-American Shilique Calhoun. Now playing for the Oakland Raiders, Calhoun had been an integral part of a defense that made it difficult on Price and the rest of the offensive line.However, junior defensive lineman Malik McDowell is still on the Spartans’ defensive front, and requires a great deal of attention from opposing teams. McDowell sat out last week’s game with an injury and Dantonio said that either McDowell will either be starting or won’t play on Saturday.The Spartans rank sixth in the Big Ten and 30th in the country in total defense. Junior linebacker Chris Frey leads their defense with 81 tackles and will play with a chip on his shoulder, having grown up down the street from OSU in Upper Arlington.OSU redshirt junior quarterback J.T. Barrett said that to have success against the Spartans this year, the offense will need to pick up yardage on first and second downs.“First down, (we) weren’t getting positive yardage and were playing behind the chains and weren’t able to get in rhythm,” he said.Barrett’s breakout game came against Michigan State in 2014 when he threw for 300 yards and accounted for five total touchdowns. He said the preparation for that game enabled his success.“I think we were playing well as a team and we knew we were the underdogs in that game so we wanted to come out, play hard for each other and it came to be a good game for us, especially offensively,” Barrett said.BreakdownThe 2016 Spartans have been the biggest bust in the Big Ten this season. They started the conference season ranked in the top 10 and quickly plummeted down the rankings with seven consecutive losses.Despite all that, Meyer sees a team that is still capable of pulling off a colossal upset.“(They’re) extremely dangerous,” Meyer said. “As well-coached as any team in the country.”Barrett and the offense are playing at a very high level at the right time of the season and are going into East Lansing with a lot of confidence. OSU scored 60-plus points in two straight games for the first time since 1996. On paper, Ohio State should dominate the game on both sides of the ball. If history says anything about the two teams, the game will be decided in the late stages of the game. However, expect OSU to roll through this one pretty handily.Score: Ohio State 41-16
Freshman running back J.K. Dobbins (2) watches as teammate J.T. Barrett runs the ball for a touchdown during the season opener vs Indiana. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorBLOOMINGTON, Ind — From the first play in Ohio State’s 49-21 win over Indiana, the Buckeyes’ offense was carried by running back J.K. Dobbins — a true freshman.Two plays later, he caught a pass on a wheel route for 18 yards. And for the rest of the game, it was more of the same as he continued to demonstrate both his ability to shake defenders loose with his elusiveness in the open field, as well as the physicality needed to plow through the defensive line.For coach Urban Meyer, Dobbins’ big performance Thursday was less of a shock and more of a reflection of what the coaches have seen since he arrived in Columbus.“I kind of tempered my emotions with [the media] early on, because we have seen that since spring practice. He has had a hell of a camp,” Meyer said.OSU freshman running back J.K. Dobbins (2) carries the ball during the Spring Game on April 15. Scarlet beat Gray 38-31. Credit: Alexa Mavrogianis | Former Photo EditorBy the end of the game, Dobbins had set a record for the most rushing yards by an Ohio State first-year running back in the first game of the season with 182 yards on 29 carries.He did not enter the week as the starter, however.In the team’s depth chart, Dobbins was listed as an ‘Or’ alongside Mike Weber, last season’s starter. Meyer noted Thursday night that Weber was still only at 80 percent and that while Weber could have gone, the preference was to not play him.The chance to start came at a time when Dobbins had southeast Texas on his mind. The native of La Grange, Texas, which is a 101-mile drive west of Houston, said his family has been safe from the effects of Hurricane Harvey that has ravaged the Houston area since last weekend, but he still has friends in the city who have dealt with the storm’s destruction.“[I] kind of thought of it as motivation for me because I’m probably the only positive thing going on in my town right now,” Dobbins said. “I just thought of it as bringing my city up. So, that’s why I came out here and played as hard as I could.”Then, a couple days before the game, Dobbins learned he would be starting in his first game with the Buckeyes, and would get that chance to provide a light for what has been a dark time in his hometown. “I thought I was going to start midway through the week whenever Weber was — he’s having a hamstring problem so, I just, when I heard that I just thought of it as an open opportunity for me,” Dobbins said.Nearly two weeks ago, running backs coach Tony Alford, said he believed the freshman would have a substantial impact this season. After his performance against the Hoosiers, wide receiver Johnnie Dixon, who worked out with Dobbins during the summer, said the 18-year-old’s dedication to the work and ability to make challenging tasks look effortless has really caught his eye.Ohio State freshman running back J.K. Dobbins prepares for practice at fall camp on Aug. 5. Credit: Colin Hass-Hill | Sports Editor.“A lot of kids come in and they don’t really have it from Day One. [Dobbins] had it from Day One,” Dixon said. “Even watching him in spring, I’m like, this kid is amazing. And I knew that he would get out here and do the same thing we see in practice all the time. It was just, nobody else really know because they don’t see it. But the kid — the sky’s the limit for that kid for sure.”Judging from the Texan’s performance on the big stage, Meyer said he seems some of the same characteristics in Dobbins that he saw in another former running back.“He’s close [to Ezekiel Elliott]. Yeah, he’s very similar to Zeke,” Meyer said. “Very similar about the way he works. He handles his business like a pro. I mean he walked in like a grown man.”Though the players and coaches see a potential breakout talent in Dobbins, Meyer said he is expecting Weber to return next week and for him to slide right back into the mix for playing time.Meyer would not go so far as to say who would be out there taking the opening snaps in the against Oklahoma on Sept. 9, but he said he knows he can expect more of the same from Dobbins in the weeks to come.“J.K. Weber,” Meyer said jokingly, when asked who would start next week. “We get Mike back next week, and that is going to be a nice one-two punch. J.K. has even more in the tank.”
Rangers Football Club manager Steven Gerrard has defended some of his player’s actions so far this season so far.The Gers have picked more than three red cards in the current campaign with striker Alfredo Morelos picking up two of them.The former Liverpool captain has now come to the defence of the Colombia international as well as defender Jon Flanagan after the pair were sent off during Thursday’s UEFA Europa League tie against FC Ufa in Russia.Gerrard who picked up eight red cards during his play game career with both England and Liverpool with four of those coming against rivals Everton and Manchester United, admits he became more hyped up as rivalry games neared and that on not all occasions was that channelled appropriately.“The Man United one is unexplainable. I was only on for about 43 seconds. But I think that sending off had been coming since the Thursday, to be honest! Ever since I found out I wasn’t going to start.” Gerrard said, according to Daily Mail.Owen reveals why Liverpool didn’t offer Gerrard a new contract Manuel R. Medina – September 6, 2019 According to Owen, the Reds wanted to sell Gerrard two years before he left the club and that’s why they didn’t offer him a contract renewal.“I was a player who played on emotion and that’s where I felt my best performances – all the performances people speak about – came from. But sometimes I got the balance wrong.”“I’m human, my players are human and they’ll get it wrong sometimes. I can accept that. What we can’t accept is it happening a lot. Because then the players in the dressing room think we can have this all the time.”“The job is difficult enough and they start getting frustrated as well as the manager, After an exhausting nine-man effort for nearly half an hour in between 2,500 mile treks to and from Bashkortostan, Rangers can ill afford to be at a personnel disadvantage at Celtic today.”Gerrard added: “It is difficult but the players have to be responsible for judging it. We want them to be tough and to go into challenges but we hope they get the balance right.”
Gareth Bale remains a doubt for Wales ahead of their friendly with Spain in Cardiff on Thursday eveningThe 29-year-old winger was substituted for Vinicius Junior for the final 10 minutes of Real Madrid’s shock 1-0 loss at the hands of Deportivo Alaves in La Liga on Saturday.Now Sky Sports reports that Bale has skipped Wales’ first training session on Monday ahead of their friendly against Spain and that the medical team will be keeping a close watch on him for the next 48 hours.Quiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.It’s understood that Bale has sustained a recurrence of the groin injury that forced him to miss Real’s Champions League defeat to Russian side CSKA Moscow last week.Bale, who has managed 30 goals and 12 assists in 72 appearances for Wales, is set to be awarded at Thursday’s game in Cardiff for breaking Ian Rush’s 28-goal mark earlier this year.Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey was also absent from training after playing in the Gunners’ 5-1 win at Fulham in Sunday’s London derby.
EXTENDED FORECAST: (FOR THE NEXT TWO DAYS) THAT SURFACE TROUGH AND LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM IS EXPECTED TO SLOWLY DRIFT EAST TO OVER THE SOUTHEASTERN ISLANDS THROUGH THURSDAY Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, November 14, 2017 – Nassau – THIS IS A PUBLIC FORECAST FOR TODAY AND TONIGHT TUESDAY 14TH NOVEMBER 2017 ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY AT 6AMGENERAL SITUATION: A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM ALONG WITH A BROAD LOW TO MID LEVEL TROUGH EXTENDING FROM CUBA TO ACROSS THE CENTRAL BAHAMAS CONTINUES TO STREAM DEEP TROPICAL MOISTURE INTO THE CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS THROUGH TONIGHT AND THE TURKS & CAICOS ISLANDS.SPECIAL WARNINGS: MARINERS AND BEACHGOERS SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION DUE TO HIGH RISK OF DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS AND ROUGH SURF ALONG NORTHERN AND EASTERN SHORELINES. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp FORECASTER: S. MATHER /C.G.Photo: Turks and Caicos Islands SUNRISE: 6:26 AM SUNSET: 5:22 PMMOONSET: 3:19 PM MOONRISE: 3:49AM WEDLOW TIDE: 10:50 AM & 11:06PMHIGH TIDE: 4:49 PM & 5:22AM WED TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK: Showers and thunderstorms have increased a little during the past several hours in association with a low pressure system located about 400 miles south-southwest of the Azores. Additional development of this system is Possible, and it could become a subtropical cyclone during the next couple of days before upper-level winds become unfavorable. Regardless of development, this low is expected to produce winds to near gale force during the next day or two while it moves slowly northeastward. Formation chance through 5 days is medium 50 percent. This does not pose a threat to our area. ALL AREASWEATHER: VARIABLE CLOUDY AND BREEZY WITH PASSING SCATTERED SHOWERS AND POSSIBLE ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE NORTHWEST BAHAMAS …..MOSTLY CLOUDY TO OVERCAST SKIES WITH WIDELY SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS, SOME OF WHICH MAY BECOME HEAVY TO SEVERE AT TIMES IN THE CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS AND THE TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS THROUGH TONIGHT.ADVISORY: SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN THE NORTHWEST AND CENTRAL BAHAMAS AND SMALL CRAFT CAUTION IN THE SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS AND THE TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS.WINDS: NORTHEAST TO EAST AT 15 TO 25 KNOTS IN THE NORTHWEST AND CENTRAL BAHAMAS AND EASTERLY AT 15 TO 20 KNOTS IN THE SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS AND THE TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS. WINDS GUSTY AT TIMES OVER ALL AREAS.SEAS:5 TO 8 FEET OVER THE OCEAN IN THE NORTHWEST AND CENTRAL BAHAMAS AND 4 TO 6 FEET IN THE SOUTHEASTERN ISLANDS…..LIGHT TO MODERATE NORTHEASTERLY TO EASTERLY SWELLS OVER THE OPEN ATLANTIC WATERS. FORECAST FOR THURSDAYWEATHER: PARTLY CLOUDY AND WARM WITH SCATTERED SHOWERS OVER THE EXTREME NORTHWEST AND SOUTHEASTERN ISLANDS INCLUDING THE TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS.WINDS: NORTHEAST TO EAST 15 TO 20 KNOTS IN THE NORTHWEST AND CENTRAL BAHAMAS, 10 TO 15 KNOTS IN THE SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS AND THE TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS.SEAS: 4 TO 6 FEET IN THE NORTHWEST AND CENTRAL BAHAMAS, 2 TO 4 FEET IN THE SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS DAYTIME HIGH TEMPERATURE 85 °F 29 °COVERNIGHT LOW TEMPERATURE 72 °F 22 °C FORECAST FOR WEDNESDAYWEATHER: VARIABLY CLOUDY TO MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SCATTERED SHOWERS MAINLY OVER THE SOUTHEASTERN ISLANDSWINDS: NORTHEASTERLY 15 TO 25 KNOTS IN THE NORTHWEST AND CENTRAL BAHAMAS AND SOUTHWESTERLY AT 15 TO 20 KNOTS BUT OCCASIONALLY FALLING TO LIGHT IN THE SOUTHEASTERN ISLANDSSEAS: 5 TO 8 FEET IN THE NORTHWEST AND CENTRAL BAHAMAS AND 4 TO 6 FEET IN THE SOUTHEASTERN ISLANDS Related Items: