Lyon midfielder Houssem Aouar: I had Liverpool offer at 16by Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLyon midfielder Houssem Aouar has revealed he could’ve joined Liverpool before turning pro.Aouar is a target for Manchester City after impressing in the Champions League this season.He said, “Before signing my first professional contract with Lyon in July 2016, Liverpool was interested in me. “I was really thinking about the decision I needed to consider things carefully, what was best for my development.”And I chose Lyon because it is the club in my heart and my goal was to succeed here.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
zoomImage Courtesy: Vroon Dutch shipping company Vroon has reached an agreement in principle with all of its lenders regarding the terms of its financial restructuring. “The agreement marks the important step towards the final stage of a process initiated in late 2016 following continued challenges in shipping markets. Vroon is confident that the envisaged restructuring will provide a generous runway to implement its strategic plans,” Vroon said.The agreement is subject to final documentation and credit committee confirmation.The company’s restructuring was prompted by an overall downturn in the maritime industry, driven in particular by offshore oil and gas.Namely, Vroon’s offshore-support-vessel subsidiary Vroon Offshore Services was heavily impacted by a reduction in demand, resulting from the severe downturn. However, the company said that its other businesses were all performing in line with expectations.Now that the restructuring agreement has been reached, Vroon said it would continue to keep its focus on measures aimed at strengthening its financial structure.Vroon is active in several shipping business sectors and its fleet of 200 vessels includes livestock carriers, offshore-support vessels, dry-cargo and container vessels, product/chemical tankers, asphalt/bitumen tankers and car carriers.The company employs 350 staff at its shore-based facilities and around 2,800 marine personnel worldwide.
“Someone else will take it over,” she said, adding demand is low now because depressed natural gas prices have stalled local activity in the sector.The loss of Greyhound’s package service in Western Canada stirred up memories for Calgarian Gary Blaney, 50, who recalled dozens of packages delivered over the years by Greyhound to his far-flung family members.“For as long as I can remember, my family has used Greyhound to send boxes of presents at Christmas time,” he said. “It was the most affordable way and the most reliable way.”He said his family’s flow of packages sent by Greyhound peaked when he was growing up in a small town in Saskatchewan when it was the best way to connect with relatives in Ontario, Alberta and B.C.But that traffic has almost entirely stopped since he moved to Calgary more than a decade ago.“That’s the world we live in. Lots of other ways to send stuff these days.”By Dan HealingTHE CANADIAN PRESS Transport companies like his compete with Greyhound’s lower prices by offering services tailored to customer needs, he said.Steele said his company, started by his parents in 1957, has about 30 drivers who mainly serve the Edmonton-Calgary corridor, but it offers a wider range of delivery points through interline and third-party carriers.David Butler, Greyhound’s regional vice-president for Eastern Canada, said the areas being closed accounted for about 1.15 million of the 1.2 million packages Greyhound delivers each year, adding about two-thirds of the shipments were made under contract by commercial customers.Greyhound’s freight service cost less than most, but its schedule was also usually less convenient as it depended on the passenger bus schedule, Butler said.“It’s a very competitive marketplace and there’s a lot of options for the customers from the package business to look at,” he said.Greyhound said it was ending passenger service after years of adjusting schedules and prices because ridership had fallen by nearly 41 per cent across the country since 2010. Butler said the package service is down 35 per cent in the same period. A spokeswoman for Purolator Canada wouldn’t comment directly on Greyhound’s service, but said the closing won’t affect its business plans.“We don’t expect this news will affect Purolator going forward. In fact, we have been growing and expanding our services and capabilities,” Courtney Reistetter wrote in an email.James Anderson, a spokesman for FedEx Canada, wouldn’t comment on the Greyhound service, but said his firm is well able to handle delivery demand with a total of 38 hubs or facilities throughout Western Canada.Margaret Becker, who operates a “hotshot” delivery business at Fort St. John in northeastern B.C., said the oil and gas sector uses Greyhound as an equipment parts delivery service and to transport workers to towns near their drilling sites. CALGARY, A.B. – Package delivery firms say they are prepared to fill the gap when Greyhound Canada closes most of its Western Canada operations this fall.The company says its Greyhound Package Express service will no longer be available in most parts of B.C., northern Ontario and all of Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba after it ends passenger service at the end of October.“It might create some opportunities for us on our small package delivery side of things,” said Dennis Steele, owner of Steele’s Transfer in Calgary.
Ranchi: Three Maoists and a CRPF jawan were killed in an encounter in Jharkhand’s Giridih district on Monday, officials said.They said the encounter between the two sides took place around 6 am in the forests of Belbha Ghat area of the district when troops of the 7th battalion of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) were undertaking an anti-Naxal operation. The district is about 185 kms from state capital Ranchi. Three bodies of Maoists along with an AK-47 Rifle, three magazines and four pipe bombs have been recovered from the encounter site till now, the officials said. CRPF constable Biswajit Chauhan was also killed in the encounter, they added. The constable hailed from Udalguri district of Assam. The force is looking for more recoveries and a search is being conducted in the encounter area, they said. Jharkhand will go to polls in the final four phases of the seven-phase Lok Sabha election.
What’s on TONIGHT in Providenciales Related Items:race for the conch, Ricky’s Flamingo Cafe, rowdy gaines Water Fun Weekend with Windvibes, Billfish Release Tourney and Race for the Conch Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Rugby on the Beach Saturday at Ricky’s Flamingo Café Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 06 Jul 2015 – An uncommon swim is how most of the visiting participants in this year’s Race for the Conch Eco Sea Swim described their experience in the waters of the World’s #1 beach. Over 200 swimmers were signed up including Rowdy Gaines, American three time Olympic gold medalist who after the swim race talked about picking up a starfish, playing with a stingray and spotting fish in the course of the crystal clear turquoise waters just off Ricky’s Flamingo Café. Seventeen junior swimmers from Barbados were also in country; they too said they found the underwater sea life captivating and said the swim was a challenge. Chloe Zimmerman, co-founder of the Race for the Conch said the event has grown rapidly; she was thankful to sponsors and government including the TCI Tourist Board for support of the summer swim meet. This week, we post highlights from the fun which also goes to One Caribbean Television, seen in 24 Caribbean countries and US cities.
KENT, Ohio – Pole vaulters from the University of Louisville track and field team competed at the Doug Raymond National Qualifier Saturday afternoon. Live Results Men’s Pole Vault11. Lucas Weaver – 4.60m/15-01 Print Friendly Version On the women’s side, Gabriela Leon picked up her third straight pole vault title this season with a mark of 4.23m/13-10.50. Morgan Zacharias took fourth place at 3.98m/13-00.75, and Aliyah Welter finished in eighth place at 3.68m/12-00.75. Story Links The Cardinals will take a week off before returning to competition Feb. 21-23 in Blacksburg, Va. at the ACC Indoor Championships. Doug Raymond National QualifierFebruary 9, 2019 Kent State Fieldhouse | Kent, Ohio Women’s Pole Vault1. Gabriela Leon – 4.23m/13-10.504. Morgan Zacharias – 3.98m/13-00.758. Aliyah Welter – 3.68m/12-00.75 On the men’s side, Lucas Weaver finished in 11th place after clearing 4.60m/15-01.