Motorcyclist critically injured after crash on East Bypass Road

first_imgHe was transported by ambulance to the Fort St. John Hospital, but was then flown by STARS Air Ambulance to a hospital in Edmonton. Although the crash is still under police investigation, witnesses said they saw the motorcycle going “at a high rate of speed” right before the accident. Police say the driver was unable to turn the corner properly and crashed into the ditch. An update on his condition is not available.- Advertisement –last_img

Fabregas, Morata put Chelsea on cruise control

first_img0Shares0000Chelsea’s Spanish midfielder Cesc Fabregas celebrates scoring his team’s first goal during the English Premier League match against Everton at Stamford Bridge in London on August 27, 2017LONDON, United Kingdom, Aug 27- Chelsea lifted Antonio Conte’s spirits ahead of the crucial final days of the transfer window as goals from Cesc Fabregas and Alvaro Morata sealed a comfortable 2-0 victory over woeful Everton on Sunday.Conte has spent the last few weeks grumbling about Chelsea’s failure to land his top transfer targets, and with the window closing next week, the Blues boss is hoping to bolster his depleted squad with several signings. Against that troubled backdrop, it was essential Chelsea signed off before the international break with three points to keep in touch with Premier League pace setters Manchester United.The champions achieved that aim with ease as Fabregas opened the scoring in the first half at Stamford Bridge before Morata bagged his second goal since his club record £58 million ($74 million) move from Real Madrid.Conte’s men have now won two in a row following their shock opening-day defeat against Burnley, but they won’t have many less demanding victories than this one against a lethargic Everton side who barely broke sweat.Although Morata scored again, the Spain striker was a diffident figure for long periods and Conte knows Chelsea’s hopes of more silverware rest on him being given extra options to juggle the demands of a gruelling season.Everton’s first league defeat of the season was a frustrating end to what had been a positive week for Ronald Koeman’s men after they drew at Manchester City and qualified for the Europa League group stages.Back from suspension, Fabregas came in for Tiemoue Bakayoko and was immediately in the thick of the action when Everton midfielder Idrissa Gueye escaped with a yellow card after catching the Spaniard with a crude studs-up lunge.Quickly monopolising possession, Chelsea threatened an early goal as William’s penetrating run teed up Morata in the penalty area.But Morata opted to pass and the chance was gone when Pedro lifted an ambitious bicycle kick over the crossbar.David Luiz took a direct approach moments later, bringing Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford into action for the first time with a low strike from just outside the area.Pedro followed suit with another long-range effort that had Pickford sprawling to his right to save.– Killer blow –Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata (left) vies with Everton’s defender Mason Holgate during their English Premier League match at Stamford Bridge in London on August 27, 2017Chelsea’s relentless pressure was rewarded in the 27th minute.Fabregas flicked a pass to Morata and timed his run perfectly to receive the Spaniard’s headed return ball in stride, nudging in front of Leighton Baines to guide a deft finish past Pickford for his first goal of the season.Although Everton had a draining Europa League assignment at Hajduk Split on Thursday, even that couldn’t completely excuse a desperately uninspired display.It was only a matter of time before Chelsea made them pay again and it was Morata who delivered the killer blow in the 40th minute.After referee Jon Moss played the advantage following a foul on Victor Moses, Cesar Azpilicueta had time and space to whip over a pin-point cross and Morata punished the flat-footed Everton defence with a header beyond Pickford from 10 yards.Pedro almost made it three just after half-time with a curling effort that whistled wide before Everton finally carved out a chance.Sandro Ramirez had only Thibaut Courtois to beat when he raced onto Wayne Rooney’s pass, but the striker’s miscued shot was in keeping with his side’s limp performance.Normal service was soon resumed as Chelsea peppered Pickford’s goal, with Pedro shooting wide and Moses firing too close to the keeper.Despite Chelsea’s commanding position, Conte remained typically hyperactive on the touchline.A calmer head will be required when he returns to the transfer maelstrom.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Everyone will play against Hull, says Kerr

first_img0Shares0000Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr says every player will play agains Hull City.NAIROBI, Kenya, May 11- Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr has assured all his players that they will have a bite of the Hull City cake when the two sides clash in an international friendly at the Moi Sports Centre Kasarani on Sunday.Just like he did against Everton in Tanzania last year, Kerr notes that all players deserve the opportunity to play in the iconic friendly tie after proving their worth in training. “We don’t have a first or a second team. All we have is a strong squad of talented players and each of them deserves to play. We will mix up the squad and have one team each enjoying 45 minutes and give everyone a chance to play,” Kerr pointed out.“We did well against Everton last year and I was sad because I disappointed Joachim (Oluoch) and Jeconiah (Uyoga) who didn’t play but this time, everyone in the squad deserves to play,” the tactician added.Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr reacts on the touchline during his side’s Kenyan premier League clash against Mathare United on April 29, 2018 at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaThe British coach has been tinkering with his squad this entire season, fielding what is deemed as his strongest 11 in continental football and playing another different team in the Kenyan Premier League.The gamble has had good success with Gor making it into the group stages of the CAF Confederation Cup while the team playing in the league has sustained an unbeaten run, leading the standings with a five point gap and two matches at hand.“We have not had much of a choice because of how crazy our fixtures have been. Yes there has been criticism of how we have fielded players but did we really have a choice? I have a group of very talented players and all deserve to play,” Kerr further added.He expects a tough match from Hull and he is excited at matching up against his country-mate Nigel Adkins, the Hull City head coach.“I have known Nigel for long and honestly I am excited to be playing against him. He is a good chap and knows his football very well. I have been made to understand that they have also been watching and analyzing our games so definitely we know they are taking this match seriously,” Kerr added.-Hull name strong squad-Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr congratulates his players after their KPL SUper Cup win over AFC Leopards in Nakuru on January 28, 2017. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluHull land in the country on Friday at 9:45pm and Adkins has named a strong travelling team of 18 who will play on Sunday.Among the notable faces in the squad include former Manchester United forward Will Kean and ex-Tottenham Hotspur man Fraizer Campbell. However, PFA Championship player of the season Harry Wilson, on loan from Liverpool FC will not travel with the squad.Polish winger Kamil Grosicki has also not been included in the final travelling squad as well as Nigerian midfielder Ola Aina whose loan spell from Chelsea has come to an end.Hull finished 18th out of 24 teams in the Championship after gathering 49 points off 46 games.Hull team to KenyaDavid Marshall, Callum Burton, Dan Batty, Jarrod Bowen, Fraizer Campbell, Billy Chadwick, Max Clark, Adam Curry, Nouha Dicko, Evandro, Brandon Fleming, Tyler Hamilton, Will Keane, Stephen Kingsley, Robbie McKenzie, Tom Powell, Kevin Stewart, Jon Toral.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Transition to GST Smooth, Arun Jaitley Says in New York

first_imgIndia’s transition to the Goods and Services Tax (GST) has been “fairly smooth”, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said in a conference organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in association with the US Chambers of Commerce in New York. Jaitley is on a week-long visit to the United States to attend the annual meets of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.Jaitley also decried attempts by “ill informed” Opposition leaders to derail the implementation of the GST. “Many attempts have been made by political groups to derail the GST, but I am glad that their own state governments are not listening to them because they know 80 per cent of the money is going to come to them so they don’t have to appease an ill-informed central leader of the party and let the revenues of their own state suffer,” Jaitley said to the New York audience. “So, the state governments are being wiser.”The central government has unveiled schemes for the non-compliant as well under the GST, he added, saying that the obvious issue in GST is that the non-compliant are going to come into the net as well.“So the lowest slab in India is five per cent, which doesn’t exist anywhere in the world. That is because of the non-compliant tax character of the Indian society. You make it easy for people to enter the taxation system that you are able to expand. In the GST, for up to 10 million turnover we now have a scheme for them,” he said.“We are trying to bring them into the tax net because the first two months data has shown that almost 95 per cent of the tax is just being paid by 400,000 accesses. Therefore, it’s very top heavy in terms of payment. And there’s a need to continue to expand the tax base at the bottom itself.”Jaitley also spoke about the GST Council in the event, called “India’s market reforms: The Way Forward”. The Council sits every month to review the situation and the rates.Jaitley also spoke to American investors on recent economic reform initiatives, saying India is a better place to do business now because of the measures taken by the BJP-led government. “The procedures have been simplified and as as much as 95 per cent of the investments are through automatic route, and foreign investment promotion board has been abolished. Today, 99 per cent of tax queries are addressed online,” he said. Related ItemsArun JaitleyArun Jaitley GSTArun Jaitley US visitArun Jaitley World BankGoods and Services TaxJaitley International Monetary FundLittle Indialast_img read more