Grande Prairie Man dies in ATV Accident

first_imgIn the Alberta Peace a 21 year old man was killed Saturday evening in an ATV crash in Grande Prairie.The Edmonton Sun reports the Debolt area man died, at about 6:30 PM after being thrown off a 2008 Honda 700 as it was mounting a hill.The article quotes police saying campers at the provincial recreation area tried unsuccessfully to assist the victim.- Advertisement –last_img

Africans in Europe: Zaha ends 1,245-minute goal drought

first_imgZaha, one of 30 nominees named Sunday for the 2019 African Player of the Year award, wasted a late chance to snatch a second equaliser when he blazed over from close range.ENGLANDWILFRIED ZAHA (Crystal Palace)Ivory Coast international Zaha, 27, scored his first goal of the season for Crystal Palace in their defeat against leaders Liverpool, ending a period of 1,245 minutes on the pitch without finding the net.SADIO MANE (Liverpool)Senegal forward Mane, 27, put Liverpool ahead shortly after half-time at Palace. Mane’s shot, which hit both posts before spinning over the line, was his 12th of the season.RIYAD MAHREZ (Manchester City)Algerian international Mahrez, 28, turned the game against Chelsea on its head with a jinking run and finish into the far corner, a goal that turned out to be the winner in a 2-1 victory.It was his third Premier League goal of the season in his first league appearance since early October.SPAINMoroccan Youssef en-Nesyri (L) of Leganes tussles with Senegalese Moussa Wague of Barcelona, who won 2-1 © AFP / PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOUYOUSSEF EN-NESYRI (Leganes)En-Nesyri scored a stunning early goal but it was not enough to prevent Leganes losing at home to Barcelona.The Moroccan forward cut inside from the right and unleashed a shot into the top left-hand corner at Butarque, only for Luis Suarez and Arturo Vidal to give Barca a 2-1 victory.En-Nesyri now has three goals in as many games for Leganes, who remain rooted to the bottom of La Liga.ITALYMUSA BARROW (Atalanta)Barrow got his first start for Atalanta but missed an early penalty in a 2-1 loss to champions Juventus.The 21-year-old Gambian rattled the crossbar after 17 minutes following a spot-kick awarded for a Sami Khedira handball.Barrow redeemed himself with the cross that allowed Robin Gosens to nod in a goal for the home side before being substituted.FRANCK KESSIE (AC Milan)Ivorian international Kessie came on for struggling AC Milan as a second-half substitute in a 1-1 draw against Napoli, having being overlooked by new coach Stefano Pioli for the past two league games.Despite a solid performance, the 22-year-old midfielder came under fire from Milan fans on social media after being photographed sitting in the locker room in the San Siro alongside two teammates before the game looking at their mobile phones.KALIDOU KOULIBALY (Napoli)Senegal defender Koulibaly proved solid for Napoli to ensure the southerners left AC Milan with a point. Koulibaly blocked a late goal-bound effort from Polish striker Krzysztof Piatek to keep Napoli seventh, five points off the Champions League places.GERMANYNigerian Anthony Ujah celebrates putting Union Berlin ahead in a shock 2-0 triumph over Bundesliga leaders Borussia Moenchengladbach © AFP / Tobias SCHWARZANTHONY UJAH (Union Berlin)Nigerian Ujah scored his second goal of the season as Union Berlin stunned league leaders Borussia Moenchengladbach with a 2-0 win.Ujah headed home in the 15th minute from a trademark Berlin counter attack and remained a constant threat for the home side before being subbed off to rapturous applause in the 78th minute.STRELI MAMBA (Paderborn)Former fifth-division player Mamba continued his blistering recent form, scoring twice for Paderborn as the league’s bottom side shocked Borussia Dortmund with a 3-3 draw at Signal Iduna Park.The brace brought Mamba’s goal tally to four for the season for the late bloomer, who is eligible to play for both Germany and the Democratic Republic of Congo but has not yet made a decision on his availability.FRANCEISLAM SLIMANI (Monaco)Slimani was at the centre of the action at both ends as he had a dramatic and ultimately unhappy afternoon as Monaco lost 2-1 at Bordeaux.The Algerian gave his side a 15th minute lead when he ran on to Wissam Ben Yedder’s flicked header and smashed a left-foot shot into the net.But the game turned when Slimani, defending in the wall, leapt to block a free kick with his arm raised. The ball struck his elbow and the referee awarded Bordeaux a penalty and sent Slimani off.Coach Leonardo Jardim was unhappy that Slimani argued with the referee. “He scored a goal but honestly I expect more from him, the behaviour is also important and it wasn’t a great day for him.”ADAMA TRAORE (Metz)Malian midfielder Adama ‘Noss’ Traore saved a precious point for Metz against Reims with his first league goal of the season.The on-loan Monaco player arrived late in the penalty area to pounce on a loose ball and smash a left-foot equaliser just under the bar in the 47th minute.The game ended 1-1 and Metz remain in the bottom three, one point from safety.0Shares0000(Visited 9 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Wilfred Zaha celebrates his goal against Liverpool during an English premier League match at Selhurst ParkPARIS, France, Nov 25 – Sadio Mane and Riyad Mahrez scored in the English Premier League at the weekend, but the most significant goal from an African star was struck by Wilfried Zaha.His goal could not prevent mid-table Crystal Palace losing 2-1 at home to leaders Liverpool, but it ended a morale-sapping 1,245-minute goal drought for the Ivorian winger.last_img read more

Slaven Bilic hoping West Ham can agree a deal to sign striker

first_imgWest Ham boss Slaven Bilic hopes to compete a loan deal for Emmanuel Emenike in the next couple of days.Bilic wants the Nigerian striker, who has scored seven goals in 11 games for UAE side Al Ain this season, to boost his attacking options for the Premier League run-in.Emenike is currently on loan from Fenerbahce, however, and the deal is being held up due to negotiations with the Turkish club.“We are still waiting for that, it’s a complicated situation,” said Bilic.“Al Ain called me and basically we thought we could do a straight swap with them, but now we are talking to Fenerbahce, and we will see what happens.“At the beginning it looked easy, between two clubs, but then when we had to deal with Fenerbahce, who are a third party.“So at one moment it didn’t look good, but in last couple of days the deal is looks pretty much alive.”Bilic had earmarked Galatasaray striker Burak Yilmaz as a potential alternative if the Emenike deal falls through, but the Hammers are only interested in a loan.“With Burak it’s a different situation as they are looking to sell and we are not buying,” he added.Nikica Jelavic looks set to make way for Emenike, although the former Everton forward’s proposed switch to Chinese side Guangzhou Evergrande will not be completed just yet.Jelavic has found first-team opportunities at Upton Park hard to come by and will fall further down the pecking order when Diafra Sakho and Andy Carroll return from injury.“Jelavic might go to China, but it’s pre-season there, the season hasn’t started so he is staying with us until he sorts a deal out,” said Bilic.“The injury situation is looking good. Andy will be back playing in 10 days and Diafra and (Manuel) Lanzini in two weeks.“Andy will train with us after the Liverpool game on Saturday and if he trains well he could be back with us for next weekend.”Bilic is still waiting to hear the extent of the knee injury suffered by defender Carl Jenkinson against Manchester City last Saturday, amid fears the Arsenal loanee’s season is over.“Carl has another appointment with the specialist and we are waiting for the results,” he said.“He was really unlucky with the injury but we are still hoping it’s not that bad.”Bilic will hand a late fitness check to captain Mark Noble ahead of the FA Cup fourth-round trip to Anfield, with the midfielder missing training on Thursday due to flu. 1 Emmanuel Emenike last_img read more

Nighthawk set for retirement

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card New Mexico Sens. Pete Domenici and Jeff Bingaman, who represent Holloman Air Force Base from where the F-117As are deployed, vowed to review the Air Force plans to ensure the aircraft is not being retired prematurely. The proposed plan calls for retiring 10 aircraft, with the remainder to be put out of service in 2008. While the Nighthawk may be what some defense experts call “aging iron,” Dan Goure, a senior analyst for the Lexington Institute defense think tank in Washington, D.C., questioned the wisdom of retiring it with only a handful of F-22s and no F-35 joint strike fighters online yet to replace them. “It’s pretty damn risky,” Goure said. Likewise for the U-2, he said, “The question is: Do we really have anything at present to replace it?” The 2007 budget also delivered a long-anticipated blow to Long Beach, officially revealing that the Pentagon will not request any more Boeing Co. C-17 military cargo transports once the current order for 180 planes is fulfilled in 2008. While the plan calls for storing production equipment to keep open the possibility of procuring more C-17s in the future, officials noted that stopping and reopening the line would double the price of the aircraft, making it an unlikely scenario. WASHINGTON – The F-117A Nighthawk, the stealth fighter that launched Operation Iraqi Freedom, is “long in the tooth” and among the Southern California defense programs being put out to pasture, Pentagon officials said Monday as they unveiled a record $493.3 billion budget that eliminates some of the region’s most prominent aircraft. In addition to retiring the Nighthawk, the budget calls for retiring the U-2 reconnaissance aircraft, both modified by Lockheed Martin workers in Palmdale, while making room for the unmanned Global Hawk reconnaissance aircraft. That aircraft, a Northrop Grumman program, also is assembled in Palmdale. “This is a function of modernization on the Air Force’s part,” Vice Adm. Evan Chanik, the Joint Staff’s director of force structure, said Monday of the cuts. “It allows them to take older aircraft that are getting long in the tooth, that are costing more to maintain, more to fly (and) allows them to modernize the force.” Lockheed Martin spokeswoman Dianne Knippel said the company is “disappointed” with the Pentagon’s decision on the Nighthawk and U-2s, but noted that with the president’s annual proposed budget, “submission is always the first step.” Without the intervention of Congress, the U.S. faces the closure of the last assembly line capable of building large transport planes, said David Sommers, spokesman for Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe. The Long Beach plant employs 6,500. “That’s the last one. That’s it,” Sommers said. Lisa Friedman, (202) 662-8731 lisa.friedman@langnews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Roundup rakes in rattlers, humans

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant Besides the roundup, there’s a parade, a snake charmer pageant, a snake meat eating contest and snake-handling demonstrations, which are aimed at educating adults and children about the ways of rattlers. There’s also a demo on how to skin a rattler in preparation for cooking or to use the skins. People come from across the nation and from other counties to take in the event. Hotel rooms are booked about a year ahead of the roundup, which is always the second weekend in March. “It’s what we’re known for,” said Lynn Adams, executive director of the Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce. “Nobody bad-mouths the roundup.” The roundup is organized by the Sweetwater Jaycees, and the money funds events the group sponsors throughout the year. Since 1958, those who’ve rounded up the snakes have brought in more than 132 tons of the reptiles. The record came in 1982 when 17,986 pounds were tallied. Texas A&M University researchers have said the roundup pulls about 1 percent of the state’s Western Diamondback population. – Associated Press 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! With a window protecting them, kids ogle rattlers in the pit at the World’s Largest Rattlesnake Roundup – an annual event in Sweetwater, Texas, on Saturday.Roundup rakes in rattlers, humans James Wells and his 1,200 pounds of rattlesnakes were first in line for the annual Rattlesnake Roundup in this small West Texas town. Wells has been collecting Western Diamondback rattlesnakes for 25 of the roundup’s 48 years in Sweetwater, Texas, and was waiting before 7 a.m. to garner premium prices – $5 per pound – for the first 2,000 pounds of rattlers turned in. “It gets in your blood,” said Wells, 73. “If you’re doing it for the money, you’re going to go into the hole. We do it more for the sport.” The event, officially known as the World’s Largest Rattlesnake Roundup, started as a way to control the poisonous reptiles in the area but has grown into a four-day attraction that brings about 30,000 visitors and an economic impact of more than $5 million. last_img read more