About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Man Utd boss Solskjaer echoes Busby: ‘If they’re old enough, they’re good enough’by Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveOle Gunnar Solskjaer says he will follow in the tradition of legendary Manchester United manager Matt Busby by focusing on youth development during his time at the club.The Norwegian has won his first two games in charge since taking over Jose Mourinho.18-year-old Angel Gomes came off the bench in Wednesday’s win over Huddersfield, and with fellow youngsters Mason Greenwood, Tahith Chong and James Garner knocking on the door, Solskjaer has hinted there will be more opportunities given to the club’s youngsters.”As Sir Matt once said if they’re old enough they’re good enough, we’re built on that tradition, we need young players coming through, it’s important in the academy,” said Solskjaer in his pre-match press conference for Sunday’s clash with Bournemouth.”I am looking to bring players through, we have two or three top talents in the U18s that are knocking on the door now, we’ve had a couple of injuries and fatigue has been involved but then they’re ready to step up. Neil and Ricky they keep me filled in.”
Ohio State’s success on the football field over the last 20 years is no mystery, bringing home two national titles during that time. And under head coach Urban Meyer, the Buckeyes aren’t showing any signs of slowing down. In terms of time spent on the AP’s Top 25 over the last 20 years, OSU is second to none. But Florida, LSU, Florida State and Georgia aren’t far behind, as this awesome graphic from @Techsideline’s self-proclaimed infographic stat geek OXVT points out. Pix Six Previews shared the graphic on Twitter.#HOKIES #8 in nation in AP Poll appearances last 20 [email protected]@[email protected]@CoachFuente pic.twitter.com/QhpTfhIy0k— OXVT (@OX_VT) June 1, 2016With 300 AP Poll appearances, the Buckeyes have spent 90.1-percent of their time ranked inside the top 25 during that time span. That’s impressive. Not far behind, Florida’s 273 appearances (82%), LSU’s 272 (81.7%), FSU’s 271 (81.4%) and Georgia’s 251 (75.4%) round out the top five. Alabama, due to the pre-Nick Saban era in Tuscaloosa, isn’t high on the list in terms of time spent on the AP Poll over the last 20 years. But the Tide have the highest-average ranking (7.3); meaning, when they’re ranked they’re ranked high. What do you think, college football fans? Any surprises here?
Work is progressing on the Ferris to Mackfield roadway in Westmoreland, says Community Relations Officer at the National Works Agency (NWA), Western office, Janel Ricketts. Story Highlights Work is progressing on the Ferris to Mackfield roadway in Westmoreland, says Community Relations Officer at the National Works Agency (NWA), Western office, Janel Ricketts.Speaking to JIS News, Ms. Ricketts said the project is about 22 per cent complete, and that the US$24.9-million project is on track to meet the 18-month completion date.“We are engaged in quite a bit of activities. For example, there is significant excavation, and the road will be widened. We are clearing areas to make way for the wider thoroughfare, so there is significant filling of sections of the roadway,” she explained.The road reconstruction project, which commenced in April of this year, will not only see the 14-kilometre stretch of roadway being widened but there will also be improvement in the drains and pedestrian walkways.Ms. Ricketts also noted that activities geared towards improving drainage systems and the construction of retaining walls have commenced.“We are trying to clear the area as best as possible, so we can have the areas filled, and then, from there, move on to the asphalting. We are in the preliminary stage in terms of getting the roadway ready for filling and drainage improvement,” she added.She said that while recent rainfall in the parish hampered construction, contractors have been working diligently to make up for lost time, thereby ensuring that the completion deadline will be met.Ms. Ricketts pointed out that major changes have been put in place and are visible to motorists traversing the thoroughfare.“The roadway is already taking shape, so persons can see the new alignment on certain sections. For example, from the Ferris Cross end, persons are able to look and immediately visualise how the road will look. We have other sections, as well, where the excavation has now been completed and where there is filling, so we have gone quite a way in terms of that preliminary effort,” she outlined.The Ferris to Mackfield road construction, being managed by the National Works Agency (NWA), seeks to improve the north-south roads linking Savanna-la-Mar and Black River to Montego Bay.The project is being executed under the Major Infrastructure Development Programme (MIDP) and is being undertaken by the China Harbour Engineering Company Limited (CHEC). “We are engaged in quite a bit of activities. For example, there is significant excavation, and the road will be widened. We are clearing areas to make way for the wider thoroughfare, so there is significant filling of sections of the roadway,” she explained. Speaking to JIS News, Ms. Ricketts said the project is about 22 per cent complete, and that the US$24.9-million project is on track to meet the 18-month completion date.
EDMONTON – For the first time in four decades, a bird known for its speed could be removed from the list of threatened species in most of Canada.The peregrine falcon, which can fly at speeds up to 320 kilometres per hour, was listed as endangered in 1978. At the time, there was only one active nest east of the Rocky Mountains and south of the 60th parallel, and the northern population was also struggling.Its numbers have increased steadily to 600 birds in southern Canada and 1,500 in northern Canada after a ban on DDT, a toxic pesticide. There has also been a captive breeding program in the southern population that has helped in the bird’s recovery.The Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada is now recommending to the federal government that the peregrine be delisted as a threatened species.“It’s impressive,” said Marcel Gahbauer, a bird expert with the committee.“We always have all of these things being added to the list, and even this time around we had other species that are not doing well, so to have one that has the reverse trajectory is very welcome and unfortunately more unusual than we would like it to be.”The bird is still considered a species of special concern on the Pacific coast.The committee assessed a total of 44 species during this year’s meetings, held last week in Ottawa. Of those, it says 14 are endangered, nine are threatened and 10 are of special concern. Eleven were deemed not at risk.It recommended eight populations of sockeye salmon as endangered, two as threatened and five as special concern. Nine populations are stable or increasing.“It’s obviously an iconic species on the West Coast and arguably in Canada,” said Eric Taylor, committee chairman.“Because sockeye are so important, it’s easy to focus on them … There’s a problem with many of our salmon species — a lot of it goes to changes in the ocean conditions and also changes to freshwater habitat. Even when we regulate fishing, it’s often not enough.”The committee also assessed three populations of the Pacific grey whale, determining two of three populations that move along that coast as endangered.Other species being recommended to be listed as threatened are a subspecies of the northern saw-whet owl, which is unique to Haida Gwaii forests; Verna’s flower moth, found on the Prairies; and lumpfish, an Atlantic Ocean species known for caviar-like eggs.
Seven residents were nominated for the Youth Award which is given to an individual under the age of 19 who has made a positive contribution to the community on a volunteer basis. Mustafa Rashid won the award last year. This years nominees are:• Emma Lavigne• Jaycee Bird• Trinity Douglas• Mohammed Faisal• Desirae Wiebe• Landon Tolsma• Hunter FaminowFour residents were nominated for the Mayor’s Citizen of the Year Award. The award recognizes an individual that has achieved positive notoriety outside our community for their actions, is recognized as leaders or role models by their peers, or has won international, national, or provincial titles or awards for their efforts. Cindy Dettling won the award last year. This years nominees are:• Steven Cooper• Alan Yu• Adam Reaburn• Ella Fraser Sue PopeskuBonnie AndersonJoan PattersonCatherine RuddellIrene Gut23 residents are nominated for the Recreation Award, which recognizes an individual or a group for their volunteer efforts in the promotion, organization, support, and/or motivation of sports, recreation, and leisure pursuits including healthy and active living. Bo Hedges won the award last year. The nominees this year are:• Connor Bull• Shannon Garbe• Rebecca Pruden• Mike Hamre• Neil Evans• Crystal Cup• Paul van Nostrand• Justin Donally @ Five Star MMA• Chantelle Yates• FSJ Disc Golf Sports Club• Clint Warkentin• Marissa Jordan• Jenna Hildebrand• Gail Weber• North Peace Cricket Foundation• Paul Kalas• Lee Hartman• Broyden Bennett• Sterling Middleton• Darren Snider• Lori Coulter• Dan Turner• Annika HedicanSix residents were nominated for the Literacy Award. The award recognizes special contributions of an individual or group that has made an outstanding contribution towards promoting in areas including literacy, language, multiculturalism and community issues in Fort St. John. Morgan Churchill won the award last year. The nominees this year are:• Irene Gut• Kim Boettcher• Mona Khanbabaei• Matt Preprost• Karen Sutherland• Teachers of Dr. KearneyThe largest number of nominees went to the Humanitarian Award bringing in 28 nominees. The Humanitarian Award recognizes an individual or a group of volunteers whose actions, commitment, volunteer leadership, service and community spirit have made a difference in the lives of those in the community. Faisal Rashid won the award last year. This year the nominees are:• Trevor Bolin• North Peace Pride Society• Amanda Trotter• Alan Yu• Tina Neufeld• MCC Thrift Shop• Allyson Sperling• Natalie Braun• Women’s Resource Society• Russell Eggleston• Brenda Baumeister• 100 Women Who Care• North Peace Sr. Housing Society• Steve Brousson• Jen Pimm• On our Way Home• Esther Haab• Fillanthropy Movement• Edwina Nearhood• Elizabeth Calder• Tami Peters• Gord Sandhu• Laurie Cardinal• Brian Baldry• Troy Henderson• Bob Corbett• Bonnie Isenberg• Roxanne Chmelyk FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The 11th annual Fort St. John Community Awards Gala will take place tomorrow night at the Lido Theatre.There are 83 Fort St. John residents nominated for the six awards. Thursday night’s gala will feature live entertainment from Adam Winn, as well as special guest speakers Doug Peterson and the Crystal Cup Organizing Committee.The Cultural Award is given to an individual or a group for their volunteer efforts in historical, visual, performing, or literary arts. It was won by Russel Eggleston last year. The award received five nominees this year: The Gala is set to kick off at 7:00 p.m. Thursday.