Fort Nelson receives a surprise food delivery

first_imgFORT NELSON, B.C. – A refrigerated food truck slipped then tipped over in a ditch, north of Fort Nelson leaving its food available for residents to load up on before the contents of the truck spoiled.Friday, December 14th, a refrigerated truck carrying $150,000 of meat, produce and fruit became an unexpected gift to the community of Fort Nelson. The truck was headed to a grocery store in Alaska, unfortunately, it ended up in a ditch then tipping over. The driver of the truck was without injury yet the contents of the truck now tampered could not be delivered.Devan Boynton and Jenna Mickie Owners/ Operators of Archies Towing recovered the tipped over truck on Saturday, December 15th and were able to get the refrigeration on the truck running to protect the food and not to spoil the produce because of the cold temperatures outside. With the truck parked in the work yard and the permission of the company owner to give away the food. Boynton and Mickie were ready to share. “The food was perfectly packaged and sealed it was in good condition to be given away,” said Boynton who welcomed the community to his towing business’s property so the contents of the truck could be removed and accessed by the community.Sunday, December 16th word had made its way to the FB Group, ‘Rants and Raves Fort Nelson’ via several live videos posted by Lisa Gustafson.  The videos showed a loader removing pallets of food from the truck as smiling happy people urge one another to take food before it spoils from the cold.Close to 500 people came to Archie’s towing, all the food was salvaged and nothing went to waste, residents used boxes, crates and recycle bags as they shared and took food they would use. Packages of meat were wrapped and ready to be sold as they even had price tags, there were hams. pork, chicken, produce included cucumbers, carrots, tomatoes and lettuce. There was even fruit, such as strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and grapes.Boynton and his business partner/wife Jenna Mickie were very happy, “We felt really good,” said Boynton “We thank the town for helping us and it was nice to welcome the community to see our new location.”last_img read more

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UK PM May under pressure to step down over Brexit

first_imgLondon: British Prime Minister Theresa May is facing intense pressure from within her own Cabinet on Sunday to step down over her handling of the Brexit process. According to numerous UK media reports, disgruntled ministers and MPs are plotting to give her an ultimatum to resign as the price for backing her controversial withdrawal agreement in a third Parliament vote next week, a move which could even see her forced out to make way for a caretaker Prime Minister in the form of her deputy David Lidington. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USDowning Street has dismissed reports of any such plot, with Lidington, Britain’s Minister for the Cabinet Office, stressing he is “100 per cent behind the Prime Minister”. “This is not about the Prime Minister changing Prime Ministers wouldn’t help, changing the party of government wouldn’t help,” said UK Chancellor Philip Hammond, calling on MPs to unite behind May. Asked about calls for a second referendum after nearly a million people marched through the streets of London on Saturday to demand a so-called People’s Vote , he agreed that another referendum over Britain’s membership of the European Union (EU) should be considered. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential polls”It is a coherent proposition and deserves to be considered, along with the other proposals,” the senior Cabinet minister said. The latest leadership row within the Conservative Party comes ahead of a week where May is expected to lose further control over the Brexit process as a cross-party group of MPs press for alternatives to her divorce deal to be debated in the House of Commons on Wednesday. May had secured a short delay to the March 29 Brexit deadline from the EU, with the requirement to come up with a credible plan for Britain’s exit from the 28-member economic bloc by April 12 or crash out without any deal in place. If May’s deal is voted through by MPs in a third Commons vote by next week, the EU has agreed to extend the Brexit deadline further until May 22 to finalise the exit strategy. If not, Britain would be heading for a chaotic no-deal Brexit on April 12. The British PM spent the weekend at her countryside retreat at Chequers trying to finalise her next steps ahead of an expected Cabinet meeting on Monday, when ministers may threaten resignations over her Brexit strategy. There is a growing expectation among MPs that Downing Street will try to delay holding the next meaningful vote on her twice-defeated withdrawal agreement over the controversial Irish backstop clause because of concerns that May would have to resign if she lost it for a third time. The vote had been expected early next week if House of Commons Speaker John Bercow allows the motion to be tabled without any substantial changes.last_img read more

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Why The NFL Cant Rely On Defense

Philadelphia led the league in QB hits but not sacksTotal quarterback hits, sacks and expected sacks for teams’ defensive lines in the regular season, 2018 Chicago954941.3+7.7– Green Bay714330.9+12.1– Defensive performance is unpredictableShare of performance across various team-level metrics predicted by the previous season’s performance in the regular season, 2009-2018 Total defensive DVOA9.7 Source: Football Outsiders High-impact plays on defense turn out to be the least predictable. And while we’re by no means great at identifying which teams will succeed on offense, offensive DVOA is about twice as good at forecasting future performance as defensive DVOA.4Based on data from 2009 to 2018.For teams like the Chicago Bears, who won 12 games despite fielding the 20th best offense in the NFL, this has major ramifications. The Bears were third in the league in turnover margin and third in sacks — feats we shouldn’t expect to repeat based solely on this season’s results. (Just ask the Jags.) Casting even more doubt on their ability to field an elite defense in back-to-back years, Chicago also lost its defensive coordinator, Vic Fangio, who left to become the head coach in Denver, further destabilizing the strength of the team.Still there is some hope for lovers of the three-and-out. While rare, there are plays a defense makes that do tend to carry over from year to year. One of the most stable defensive stats is hits on the quarterback, which has a relatively impressive year-to-year r-squared of 0.21 — better even than total offensive DVOA, which is the gold standard for stability in team metrics. Quarterback hits include sacks — 43.5 percent of QB hits end in a sack, and those by themselves tend to not be predictive — but also plays in which the passer is contacted after the pass is thrown, and that contact is incredibly disruptive to a passing offense. Baltimore964341.8+1.2– Jacksonville903739.1-2.1– Tennessee803934.8+4.2– Cincinnati803434.8-0.8– Washington914639.6+6.4– New Orleans954941.3+7.7– Miami733131.8-0.8– Offensive rushing DVOA9.7 Atlanta733731.8+5.2– N.Y. Jets1093947.4-8.4– Indianapolis743832.2+5.8– Carolina683529.6+5.4– Tampa Bay883838.3-0.3– Pittsburgh1105247.9+4.1– L.A. Rams994143.1-2.1– Philadelphia1234453.5-9.5– Defensive passing DVOA10.0 When a quarterback is hit, his completion percentage is affected on a throw to any part of the field.5When the hit isn’t a sack, obviously. Teams that can generate pressure that ends with contact on the opposing QB greatly improve their chances of causing incompletions and getting off the field. And best of all, teams that are good at generating hits on the quarterback tend to stay good at it. We shouldn’t be surprised that great offensive teams have made it this far. Teams are more reliably good — and bad — from game to game and year to year on offense than on defense. Individual defenders often have wild swings in performance from season to season, and defensive units forecast to be dominant often end up being merely average. The Jacksonville Jaguars’ defense took them as far as the AFC championship a year ago, but that same defense led them to five wins this season. Meanwhile, performance on offense is generally easier to forecast, making investments on that side of the ball more reliable.Even then, football is largely unpredictable. When an otherwise sure-handed Alshon Jeffery2According to Pro Football Focus, Jeffery had just five drops for the season on 70 catchable targets. lets a well-thrown Nick Foles pass sail through his fingers for an interception to end the Eagles season, or when Cody Parkey double-doinks a partially blocked field goal to end the Bears’ playoff hopes, we are essentially cheering, or bemoaning, randomness. Most vexing for forecasters and league observers trying to make sense of things is that the plays that matter the most in football are often the most unpredictable. But again, this is particularly true on the defensive side of the ball.Turnover margin is the canonical example. Teams that win the turnover battle go on to win their games at a very high rate. Home teams win about 73 percent of their games when they are plus-1 in turnover differential, according to data from ESPN’s Stats & Information Group, and the home team win rate climbs to more than 86 percent when it’s plus-2 or better. metricShare predicted Oakland481320.9-7.9– Sacks3.6 L.A. Chargers773833.5+4.5– Buffalo833636.1-0.1– Houston864337.4+5.6– Cleveland833736.1+0.9– Teamqb hitsSacksexpected sacksDifference Offensive passing DVOA18.8 The Eagles, Jets and the Seahawks all appear to have better days ahead of them on defense. Each team racked up more than 100 QB hits in 2018. But they also experienced bad fortune, converting their hits into sacks at a rate below what we’d expect. If these teams generate similar pressure next season, we shouldn’t be surprised to see their sack totals rise just based on reversion to the mean. Meanwhile, Chicago, New Orleans and Kansas City experienced good fortune in 2018, converting their QB hits at a rate higher than we’d expect. Assuming the defensive lines return largely intact, we probably shouldn’t be surprised to see their sack totals dip next season.Stats like QB hits are rare to find on defense. And because of the high variance in defensive performance, teams built with a defense-first mindset end up controlling their own destinies less than we might expect. When it comes to team-building, this suggests that investments on offense are better long-term bets for stability. The results this year are particularly encouraging. Lighting up scoreboards by focusing on scoring points instead of preventing them has proved to be both successful and incredibly entertaining to watch. For this season at least, defense isn’t winning anyone a championship.Check out our latest NFL predictions. San Francisco853737.0+0.0 Arizona834936.1+12.9– Denver864437.4+6.6– Dallas923940.0-1.0– New England933040.5-10.5– Defensive rushing DVOA8.3 Show more rowsSources: NFL, Elias Sports Bureau Yet despite their clear importance, the number of turnovers a team creates in one season has no bearing on how many turnovers the team will create in the next. Both interceptions and fumbles are completely unpredictable from season to season at the team level. And this pattern holds true for defense in general. If we measure the stability of defensive stats from one year to the next,3Stability measures tell us how well a stat predicts itself over a period of time. Year-over-year r-squared of a metric tells us what percentage future performance, or variance, can be explained by past performance. we find that compared with offensive performance, most defensive stats are highly variable from year to year. Interceptions2.4 N.Y. Giants813035.2-5.2– In an NFL season marked by historic offensive production and a championship round that was conspicuously absent a top-10 defense,1According to Football Outsiders’ defensive Defense-adjusted Value Over Average. aficionados of low-scoring rock fights, filled with punts and field goals, have been left disappointed. The best defensive teams to make the playoffs were eliminated early in the tournament, with the Bears, Ravens and Texans all losing in the wild-card round. A week later, Joey Bosa and the emerging Chargers defense were dismantled by the Patriots, and the Cowboys — perhaps the best defensive team left in the divisional round based on their end-of-season play — lost to the Rams. Extracting the strong defensive teams with relatively weak offenses led to historically exciting playoff football, producing two overtime games in the championship round for the first time in NFL history. Now we have a Patriots and Rams Super Bowl pitting perhaps the greatest QB of all time in Tom Brady against the hottest young offensive mind in the league in Sean McVay. Kansas City1015243.9+8.1– Seattle1054345.7-2.7– Total offensive DVOA18.9% Fumbles1.6 Detroit744332.2+10.8– Minnesota864937.4+11.6– read more

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I think Harry is one of the best strikers in the

first_imgToby Alderweireld insists Harry Kane role at the World Cup is “just the beginning”.The Tottenham team-mates faced each other at the semi-final stage, yesterday, with Toby Alderweireld’s side finishing ahead of Harry Kane’s England. However, after the match, the Belgium stated he believes “Harry is one of the best strikers in the world”, according to ITV.“He’s an all-round player. He’s not just scoring goals, he’s helping the team play better. The only thing he didn’t do is score against Belgium so that’s a positive for us!”Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.“He has the desire to be one of the best, maybe the best, and this is just the beginning I think. But he is a wonderful player and still very young as well, people forget that.”The 24-year-old striker have found the net six times in the tournament and is the favorite candidate to the win the Golden Boot.last_img read more

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Rio Ferdinand slams Romelu Lukakus recent performance

first_imgManchester United’s scandalous results in the recent period could be a result of Romelu Lukaku’s uninspiring performance, according to the Old Trafford symbol Rio Ferdinand.Since his arrival at Manchester United last year, the former Everton star bagged a total of 20 goals in 41 appearances for the Red Devils. However, he looks a bit discomfort this season, having struggled to keep continuity in the opening stage of the Premier League campaign.The British portal, Birmingham Mail, have transcribed Rio Ferdinand’s interview with BT Sport, where the former Manchester United star assailed Romelu Lukaku for being ‘static.’“When the ball is developing more in central areas of the pitch he just stands and really he’s got to be moving even if he’s sometimes standing offside,” he stated.Roberto Firmino, LiverpoolVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.“Make defenders think, and at the moment defenders are seeing exactly where he is, he’s not moving so you know what he’s doing and for a defender that’s a dream.“You need players moving in behind, making your defender changing position and changing the eyeline.”Although the 25-year-old Belgium international notched four goals in the Premier League this season, he failed to score in last five successive games.last_img read more

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Sommer disappointed by Freiburg defeat

first_imgBorussia Monchengladbach goalkeeper c has revealed his disappointment after the team’s embarrassing loss to SC Freiburg on Friday.Dieter Hecking’s men suffered a 3-1 defeat away from home at Freiburg which was their second loss of the Bundesliga campaign to remain three points behind league leaders Borussia Dortmund who host Hertha Berlin at the Signal Iduna Park on Saturday.Speaking after the loss, Sommer told the club’s official website:“The defeat hurts, but it’s not the end of the world. We obviously pictured the game going differently. The first two goals were completely avoidable and resulted from our own mistakes.”“It’s a shame that we couldn’t break them down anymore after the break. We didn’t put them under enough pressure, so you have to say it’s a deserved defeat.”Patrick HerrmannHerrmann talks all things Monchengladbach Manuel R. Medina – September 11, 2019 The Borussia Monchengladbach footballer, Patrick Herrmann, spoke about the upcoming derby against Koln and his excitement for the Europa League.The midfielder, Jonas Hoffman also expressed his opinions about the defeat saying:“We obviously didn’t have the best start. It’s particularly frustrating because we talked about how Freiburg like to go long from kick-off.”“We reacted superbly though and deserved to be level – we could even have been in front at halftime. It was a great first 45 from us, but for some reason, we couldn’t replicate that in the second half.“We were just about on top, but didn’t carry enough of a threat. We weren’t incisive enough and failed to create a decent goalscoring opportunity. We didn’t do enough to earn a point.”last_img read more

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Football Leaks PSG Man City FFP coverup revealed

first_imgFootball Leaks revealed UEFA helped Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain cover up massive Financial Fair Play violations in the form of inflated sponsorship deals.The latest edition of the European Investigative Collaborations (EIC) expose as a result of leaked documentation makes remarkable allegations.“European football association UEFA arranged secret settlements with Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain that allowed the clubs to cheat its own Financial Fair Play rules by hundreds of millions of euros, a new investigation by EIC Network can reveal.’Football Leaks’ have alleged that PSG’s owners injected €1.8bn into the club against Financial Fair Play regulations, with Gianni Infantino and Michel Platini helping to cover it upIf caught, the French club would have faced a ban from all European competitions 😳 pic.twitter.com/cmEHLArnwf— Ladbrokes (@Ladbrokes) November 2, 2018“Senior UEFA administrators, including the ex-secretary general and current FIFA president, Gianni Infantino, personally intervened to encourage settlements with big clubs, while the Club Financial Control Body (CFCB), the UEFA department that investigates rule breaches, aggressively pursued poorer clubs in the likes of Turkey and Romania.”This is of particular interest to a club such as Milan, which was excluded from the Europa League this season for FFP violations before winning an appeal for its reinstatement.Premier LeaguePremier 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…👀 #LaLiga President Javier #Tebas fires shots at #MCFC and #PSGHe claims that it was clear all along that the both clubs cheated UEFA’s Financial Fair Play rules – after allegations this evening from Football Leaks that the two clubs were allowed to breach the rules in place. pic.twitter.com/vyw96M8RDt— CalcioMercato (En) (@CmdotCom_En) November 2, 2018Their financial status remains under question and the same issues could be raised next summer.“The new revelations are based on a batch of tens of millions of Football Leaks documents obtained by German weekly magazine Der Spiegel and shared with its partners in journalism network European Investigation Collaborations (EIC).“The combined dataset contains more than 70 million documents, around 3.4 terabytes, and is the biggest journalistic data leak to date.“Over the past eight months, around 80 journalists and technologists from 15 media partners have collaborated to document and expose illegal or secret deals across the football industry from this trove and other sources.“But owners of several clubs have continued to supply excessive amounts to cover losses using highly inflated – and sometimes deceptive – sponsorship contracts, in a practice known as ‘financial doping’.last_img read more

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Gary Neville attacks Manchester United flop Fred

first_imgManchester United legend Gary Neville, didn’t hesitate to lash out against Brazilian midfielder Fred for not living up to his price tag expectations.The first season at Manchester United for Brazilian midfielder Fred has been below average, something that club legend Gary Neville has specifically pointed out this Wednesday and has stirred a bit of controversy in England.The Red Devils paid Shakhtar Donetsk a total of £50m for the player last summer with the idea that he would be essential to the club’s resurgence this season, but the reality that has struck all Mancunian fans in the face is very different to what was promised at first.Gary Neville has taken it upon himself to become the voice of all those unhappy supporters, who don’t understand why the club spent so much money on a player who isn’t top quality and has clearly become one of the biggest waste of money for the club in recent years.Many are quick to point at Jose Mourinho himself, but the relationship between the manager and vice-chairman Ed Woodward is what pushed the club to rush this transfer after the top options were rejected by the board.Jose Mourinho didn’t really have much choice on the matter, he brought the player that the club wanted to buy because they didn’t fancy spending more money than that.Neville Vs SounessNeville showing his ass here. Disappointing. pic.twitter.com/ENB7L78sgv— THE NORTH REMEMBERS. (@MidKnightGaz) November 12, 2018During The Gary Neville Podcast this week on Sky Sports, the former Manchester United player expressed his uncertainty against the Brazilian and complained about the elevated price-tag that was practically wasted during the summer because Fred hasn’t really played that much.“Fred at £50m, he started the first game of the season and he looked bright, he looked tidy – but does he look like what you would expect for £50m?” Said Neville on the podcast.“Does he change a game? Does it look like he’s going to defend your goal? Does it look like he’s going to connect back-to-front? At this moment in time, no.”“He is still developing. He’s still getting used to Manchester United and he’s coming into a very difficult position in the sense that the club aren’t the most stable at this moment in time in terms of their performance levels and the scrutiny that’s been on the club in the past three or four months.”Jose Mourinho, Lionel MessiMourinho: “Lionel Messi made me a better coach” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho believes the experience of going up against Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi at Real Madrid made him a greater coach.“So, I wouldn’t put it all onto Fred but you have to ask the question, where was he [on Sunday] in that central midfield?”He’s not been impressed #mufc https://t.co/qPzMfLt0Fc— Man United News (@ManUtdMEN) November 14, 2018But this problem goes a lot further than the low level of performance that the player has been showing during training sessions, this has a lot more to do with the actual owners of the club who care very little about the club’s well-being as long as it keeps generating revenue.As of right now and according to Forbes, Manchester United sits pretty as the football club with the highest revenue in the world with £581 million worth of total revenue.The Glazer family won’t change the narrative or their transfer policy as long as the checks keep on coming.This will result in many more flop transfers like Fred, because the board feels like they don’t really need to spend crazy amounts of cash in order to perform relatively well on all the competitions they play.This is increasingly frustrating for people like Gary Neville, a club legend who saw the Red Devils transform into one of the most successful clubs in football history under Sir Alex Ferguson, and are currently losing their prestige because of the terrible business they make by signing players like Fred.’Does he look like what you would expect for £60 million?’: Gary Neville claims Manchester United midfielder Fred is not living up to his price tag pic.twitter.com/Sau1H7TG1Q— Lilian Chan (@bestgug) November 14, 2018What do you think is the best solution for Manchester United’s poor transfer policy? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

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