first_img0Shares0000SUNDERLAND, November 28- Jose Mourinho will attempt to overturn a landmark defeat when Premier League leaders Chelsea visit Sunderland this weekend.The last time the two clubs met was in April when Gus Poyet’s Sunderland’s side –- then rooted at the foot of the table — pulled off a shock win at Stamford Bridge. Defeat brought an end to Mourinho’s 77-game unbeaten home league run in two spells as Chelsea manager and helped derail the Blues title bid.Mourinho’s side have not lost in the league since and last weekend’s one-sided dismissal of West Bromwich Albion helped extend the club’s lead at the head of the Premier League to six points after just 12 games.The 5-0 victory at Schalke in midweek confirmed Chelsea’s place in the knockout stage of the Champions League and extended the Blues’ unbeaten start to the season to 19 games in all competitions.A demanding schedule between now and the turn of the year will test Mourinho’s squad, but with their main rivals regularly dropping points, it is hard to see their commanding lead being whittled away in the foreseeable future.Unlike other leading Premier League clubs, Chelsea have managed to negotiate the opening months of the campaign without losing key players to long-term injury.And defender Branislav Ivanovic said: “We are playing as a team at the moment. It’s still an early stage of the year and we know how many games we have to play until the end of the season to win trophies. We have games every three days now.“At the moment we are very calm and everyone is thinking in the same direction,” he added.Cesc Fabregas had a hand in four of the goals that crushed Schalke and the Spain midfielder said he was playing the best football of his career following his close season switch from Barcelona.“I am playing next to great players and they are playing very well and are helping me,” the former Arsenal playmaker said. “We have a young, talented team and the mood at the training ground is great.”– Great escape –Connor Wickham scored in Sunderland’s 2-1 win in west London seven months ago that helped them pull off their escape from relegation, and the former England Under-21 international insisted another surprise result shouldn’t be ruled out.Poyet’s mid-table Black Cats face a tough run of fixtures heading into December, with defending champions Manchester City following the leaders in visiting the Stadium of Light.“We know we can do it from our performances last year,” Wickham said. “We just need to play the way we have been playing, and hopefully it’ll happen again.“We had the same situation last season when we faced Manchester City, Chelsea and Manchester United in quick succession, but we managed to pull off something remarkable then.”Sunderland have lost just three times in the league this season. But seven draws leaves them too close to the relegation zone for comfort.Wickham added: “We’ve probably had too many draws which we could have won.”Former Chelsea midfielder Poyet is relishing his latest meeting with the Blues after helping the club lift the FA Cup and European Cup Winners’ Cup during a successful four-year spell following his arrival at Stamford Bridge in 1997.The Sunderland head coach said: “I had a great time there, but my focus is fully on Sunderland. It will be nice to catch up with a few old friends, but as soon as the game kicks-off, I won’t see anything other than our red and white.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

first_imgThe application was filed to the City on February 5, 2019.Council will decide approval of the store at the next Council Meeting on March 11. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The City of Fort St. John has received an application for a non-medical cannabis retail store.West Coast Retail Holdings is seeking approval for a license to operate a store in Fort St. John.The proposed store is to be located at 9831 – 98 A Avenue and is located in the allowable area of the City’s C-2 Zone for a cannabis retail store.- Advertisement -City Staff is recommending that Council approves the application as there are no concerns to it operating in the proposed location.Within the application, the applicant is seeking to operate the store from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m., seven days a week.The hours of operation are within the timeframe permitted under the CannabisLicensing Regulation, 202/2018.Advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgSunday at approximately 7:44 p.m., officers from the Indiana State Police, the Miami County Sheriff’s Department, and the Peru Police Department responded to a two-vehicle crash at Fifth and Benton Streets, in which a Peru, IN woman, died.The preliminary crash investigation by Trooper Matt Moon revealed that Andrew Winch, 21, Peru, IN, was driving a 2012 Dodge Ram pickup truck westbound on Fifth Street, approaching a stop sign at the intersection of Benton Street. Winch allegedly disregarded the stop sign, at Benton Street, and struck a southbound 2019 Honda CRV on the driver’s side. The CRV was driven by Norman Knowlton, 76, Peru, IN.Winch and Norman Knowlton were not injured, but a passenger in the CRV, Mary A. Hipskind, 83, Peru, IN, died at the scene from injuries sustained in the crash. Barbara Knowlton, 72, Peru, IN, also a passenger in the CRV, was transported via ambulance to Duke’s Memorial Hospital. She was later flown by medical helicopter to Ft Wayne’s Lutheran Hospital with life-threatening injuries. Joseph Hipskind, 81, Peru, IN, a third passenger in the CRV, was not injured.Further investigation revealed that at the time of the crash, Winch allegedly had a blood alcohol concentration (B.A.C.) over the .08 B.A.C. limit in which Indiana law considers a driver intoxicated. Speeding is also allegedly a  contributing factor in this crash.Winch was incarcerated in the Miami County Jail to face felony charges for operating a vehicle while intoxicated causing death, operating a vehicle while intoxicated causing serious bodily injury, and reckless homicide.He also faces two misdemeanor charges for reckless driving and for operating a vehicle while intoxicated endangering another person.This crash is still under investigation.Trooper Moon was assisted by ISP Sergeant Rick Brown, Senior Trooper Todd Trottier, Trooper Andrew Baldwin, Trooper Abby Russell, officers from the Peru Police Department, and the Miami County Sheriff’s Department.    All criminal defendants are to be presumed innocent until, and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.last_img read more

first_imgAnd finally, from a team perspective, Peter acknowledged the valued support provided by EJ Menswear for the county development squads. Eamon Cunningham and his team are always willing and supportive in the development of our young stars of the future.Peter then moved on to competition sponsors and started by thanking the county’s longest sponsors – the Quinn family who sponsor the Belfry Senior Football Championship, the Kennedy’s Intermediate football Championship and the Lola Montez Junior football Championships.Another local business family were next in line as Fureys Coaches were acknowledged for their ongoing support for all the senior football leagues. Peter also commented that the Furey name is now synonymous with providing transport for the senior football team also.Keeping to the local business theme, Peter thanked Expert Electrical Sligo for their ongoing support of all the underage competitions in the county.A new departure this year was the sponsorship of a number of the coaching activities held across the county.Peter pointed to the annual jersey day where almost 3000 children participated, and this event was sponsored for the first time by Seamus Preston and his team at the Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Sligo.The nine Easter coaching camps held across the county were also sponsored for the first time by Kevin McGlynn and his team at the Sligo Southern Hotel. Kevin also sponsored a gilet jacket for each of the club coaching officers in the county in recognition of their hard work with each of the clubs.Peter concluded by thanking a number of support sponsors, namely Niall and Karen Gallogly of Gallogly Catering, Ross Palmer of Fastcom for their telecommunications support, and finally VW Connolly Motors for sponsoring the senior football team kit van.Listen back to Peter Greene speak with Ocean FM’s Darragh Cox on the night here:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Sligo Southern Hotel; Coaching and Easter Camp SponsorClub Coaching Officers receiving their Bodywarmers with John McPartland (Coaching Officer Sligo County Board), Liam Og Gormley (Games Manager Sligo County Board), and Kevin McGlynn (General Manager Sligo Southern Hotel)Shoot the Crows: Senior & U21 Hurling Teams SponsorBack row Left to right; Gary Cadden, Niall McDermott, Ronan McNamara, Eoin McDonagh (Sligo Senior Hurlers)Front Row Left to Right; Darragh Cox (Senior Hurling Manager), Joe Taaffe (Chairman Sligo County Board), Gerry O’Connor (Senior Hurlers Kit Man), Daithí Hand (Senior Hurling Manager)Radission Hotel Sligo: Jersey Day SponsorBack row Left to right; John McPartland (Coaching Officer Sligo County Board), Padraig Clancy (Youth Officer Sligo County Board),Front Row Left to Right; Joe Taaffe (Chairman Sligo County Board), Berni Chambers (Radisson Hotel), Bernardine McGauran (Secretary Sligo County Board). IT Sligo: Associate Team SponsorLeft to Right; Joe Taaffe (Chairman Sligo County Board), Mikey Gordon, Eamonn Kilgannon, Paddy O’Connor, Luke Nicholson (Sligo Senior Footballers), Peter Greene (Treasurer Sligo County Board).Sligo GAA announced their 2018 sponsors at a press night in the Southern Hotel last week where they were joined by representatives from many of their sponsors and members of the county executive.Peter Greene opened proceedings by introducing Joe Taaffe, county board chairman, who addressed those in attendance. Joe opened by welcoming all the sponsors and thanking them for their ongoing support to the county and wished them all well in their own businesses in the coming year.Joe went on to thank all the various team mentors for their work during the year and thanked Peter Greene, county board treasurer, in particular for his work over the past number of years in garnering and developing new Sponsors for the County Board.Peter Greene then went on to introduce each of the sponsors and outlined the various sponsorships they supported.Peter thanked ABBVIE for their ongoing support for the county senior, U20 and Junior teams now in their third year sponsoring Sligo. He paid a particular word of thanks to Joe Kumor, site manager of the Ballytivnan site who was very supportive of this sponsorship since its inception.Peter went on to thank all in IT Sligo for their ongoing support as an associate sponsor to all county teams. Again, he paid particular thanks to current president Brendan McCormack and Niall McEvoy, head of innovation.He then referred to the sterling support provided to our U16 and U17 (minor) teams through Richard Kennedy and Devenish Nutrition. Devenish who are also the Meath senior football team sponsors have been supporting Sligo minor teams for the past number of years.The next sponsor was Ronan Watters of Shoot the Crows and Peter wished him and the team well for their forthcoming Lory Meagher All Ireland Final. Peter hoped that at least one Sligo team would enjoy All-Ireland glory for their sponsor.AURIVO have been one of Sligo’s sponsors for a number of years and Peter commented on how their support assisted the county board in delivering at county level. Fureys Coaches: Senior Club Leagues SponsorLeft to Right; Joe Taaffe (Chairman Sligo County Board), Paul Furey (Fureys Coaches), Peter Greene (Treasurer Sligo County Board).Expert Electrical Sligo: Underage Competitions SponsorBack row Left to right; John McPartland (Coaching Officer Sligo County Board), Padraig Clancy (Youth Officer Sligo County Board),Front Row Left to Right; Joe Taaffe (Chairman Sligo County Board), Sean Rooney (Expert Electrical), Bernardine McGauran (Secretary Sligo County Board).EJ Menswear: Development Squad SponsorsBack row Left to right; Joe Taaffe (Chairman Sligo County Board), John Foy, Daragh Fallon, Tommy (Development Squad Coaches), Peter Greene (Treasurer Sligo County Board).Front Row Left to Right; Adam Gallagher, Ciaran O’Reilly, Fionn O’Hehir, Ciaran Smith (Development Squad Players)Devenish Nutrition: U16 & U17 Team SponsorsBack row Left to right; Mark McGowan, Keelan Harte, Eoin Smith, Gavin Duffy, (U17 Football players)Front Row Left to Right; Joe Taaffe (Chairman Sligo County Board), Jimmy Smith (U17 Selector), Michael Duffy (U17 Manager), Peter Greene (Treasurer Sligo County Board).Aurivo: County Board SponsorBack row Left to right; John McPartland (Coaching Officer Sligo County Board), Martin Feeney (Aurivo), Padraig Clancy (Youth Officer Sligo County Board),Front Row Left to Right; Joe Taaffe (Chairman Sligo County Board), Bernardine McGauran (Secretary Sligo County Board), Lisa Ducey (Aurivo), Seamus Hannon (Aurivo).AbbVie: Senior, U20 and Junior Football SponsorsBack row Left to right; Mikey Gordon, Paddy O’Connor, Eamonn Kilgannon, Luke Nicholson (Sligo Senior Footballers)Front Row Left to Right; Bernardine McGauran (Secretary Sligo County Board), Darragh Patwell (Site Director AbbVie Manorhamilton Road), Peter Greene (Treasurer Sligo County Board), Joe Taaffe (Chairman Sligo County Board).last_img read more