Overwaitea Food Group in BC recalls field cucumbers over salmonella risk

first_imgThe Canadian Food Inspection Agency has confirmed the Overwaitea Food Group is recalling field cucumbers sold across BC and Alberta.This recall applies to Save On Foods, PriceSmart Foods, Coopers Foods, Overwaitea and Freson Brothers stores.Earlier, Safeway stores from BC to Manitoba issued a recall for the same cucumbers over salmonella.- Advertisement -The company is asking customers to return or dispose of field cucumbers bought unwrapped and in bulk on or before last Friday.They also ask in-store products that contain them, such as salads or sushi, be returned or thrown out as well.No cases of illness have been reported in Canada yet.Advertisementlast_img

Neymar in Dubai, but where next?

first_img0Shares0000Neymar so far has remained tight-lipped about the transfer rumoursPARIS, France, Aug 1 – Brazil’s Neymar triggered a guessing game on his return from China on Tuesday, posting a video on social media apparently from Dubai but leaving his final destination — Paris or Barcelona — a mystery.As speculation mounts of an imminent record-busting transfer from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain, Neymar’s video appeared to be from the first class lounge at Dubai airport. The 25-year-old forward, who was in Shanghai on Monday fulfilling a sponsor’s engagement, also posted a photo with the caption in Portuguese: “Lunch at half-way”.In another video posted from an aeroplane, Neymar jokes around with an image messaging app that superimposed a Spanish flag and a small plane on his tee-shirt — suggesting he is indeed headed home to Barcelona.The decor in that video was identifiable as from an Emirates aeroplane.Earlier reports claimed that he was headed from China to Doha, to meet PSG’s Qatari owners and pass a medical before his reported 222-million-euro ($260 million) move from Barca.But his being on an Emirates plane rules out Doha as a possible destination given the diplomatic crisis between Qatar and its Gulf neighbours.Other reports had said the Barcelona forward could be headed directly to Paris after deciding to quit the Spanish club.BeIN Sport, like PSG backed by Qatar, said in a tweet in Arabic on Monday that Neymar had decided to leave the Catalan club, citing a club management source at Barcelona.However, following his latest social media postings, some Spanish media were reporting that Neymar is headed home to Barcelona and is expected to arrive on a flight from Dubai at 8.55pm (1855 GMT).While Neymar has studiously remained silent about his future, Barca coach Ernesto Valverde is expecting him back at the club on Wednesday for the resumption of training, although Spanish sports media claim he won’t turn up.– Nasty surprise –Neymar, though, has a nasty surprise awaiting him upon his return as Barcelona have blocked payment of a 26-million-euro ($31-million) bonus he is due, a source at the club said.“These 26 million euros have been placed with a notary pending to see if the player continues,” the source, who refused to be named, told AFP.The renewal bonus was agreed on a year ago when Neymar extended his contract with Barcelona until 2021, and was due to be paid to the player after he completed a year.But the club has decided to put it on hold while waiting to see how his transfer situation evolves.The contract Neymar signed also increased an early termination clause from 200 to 222 million euros, which PSG are reportedly willing to pay.Neymar first made his name at Santos, the former club of Brazil legend Pele, with whom he won the Copa Libertadores and Brazilian Cup.A big-money move to Barca followed in 2013 as 56,000 fans turned up for his official unveiling at the Camp Nou.In his four years with the Catalans he has won the Champions League in 2015, La Liga twice, the Spanish Cup three times and one FIFA Club World Cup.Last year he also helped Brazil on home soil win the Olympic title for the first time.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Pochettino slams Spurs’ desire after Newport scare

first_img0Shares0000Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino was unimpressed that his side took so long to rouse themselves against fourth-tier Newport County © AFP / Glyn KIRKNEWPORT, United Kingdom, Jan 28 – Mauricio Pochettino questioned his Tottenham Hotspur players’ appetite for the fight after were nearly knocked out of the FA Cup by fourth-tier Newport County.The Spurs manager was angered by his side’s attitude during their fourth-round tie at Rodney Parade on Saturday where they were indebted to an 82nd-minute goal from Harry Kane that salvaged a 1-1 draw. Pochettino was unimpressed that Spurs took so long to rouse themselves against their fired-up Welsh opponents who deservedly led this match through a 38th-minute goal from Irish striker Padraig Amond.It almost led to Spurs losing their first match since December 16, until England striker Kane’s 30th goal of the season ensured a Wembley replay.“The team didn’t show they wanted to get into the next round, which was disappointing,” said Pochettino.Spurs have won plaudits for the attacking football they have played under their Argentinian manager in recent seasons but the hard fact is that it is 10 years since the north London club, eight-times FA Cup winners, last lifted a major piece of silverware — the League Cup.“It’s easy to say we want win trophies, but we missed a massive opportunity today to show we wanted it,” said Spurs manager Pochettino. “I hope we have learned today that we have to fight to win things.“I heard the FA Cup was magic and today you didn’t see any difference between a team in the Premier League and League Two.”– ‘Missed opportunity’ –The former Southampton boss added: “We need to realise if we want to do something special we can’t miss the opportunity. Why did we have to wait until the end of the game to fight?“If you fight from the beginning of the game you can show your quality.”A year ago, Pochettino was kept in the FA Cup by a 97th-minute goal from Son Heung-Min as Spurs overcame Wycombe Wanderers 4-3 at White Hart Lane.This time he had to introduce the South Korean from the bench, as well as bring on England midfielder Dele Alli, in order to turn the tide.“I am relieved to be going away with a draw, they were superb, full credit to them (Newport),” said Pochettino.“We started to play and grow in the second half, but we are happy we have a replay and to stay in the competition. We cannot use the pitch as an excuse, we need to look at us.”He added: “We were aware about how Newport play, they are very athletic with quality. We couldn’t match this level.“The key was to match them in motivation, style and fight and we lost every challenge in the first half.”– ‘Proud’ –Newport manager Mike Flynn paid tribute to his team, who are a full 72 places behind a Tottenham side that are fifth in the Premier League.“They are a fantastic group of players and they gave me their all,” said Flynn. “I’m gutted for them that Spurs scored so late, but they’ve made me the proudest manager in the country right now.“I could have been selfish and tried to be the hero and gone for it (a win) but I would never jeopardise the finances. We had to get focussed, it was the only mistake we made all day and we got punished for it.“It’s incredible, I’m proud of everything we’ve achieved. I don’t get carried away, but speaking to Mauricio Pochettino was an eye opener, he’s a class act.“If the replay is anything like the second half then I’m not relishing it. But I’ve got every confidence in my players because they’ve been magnificent from day one.“Days like this are huge for clubs like us and keep you ticking over. We turnover £2.2 million a year as a football club, but this (FA Cup) run will give us an excess of £700,000.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Mourinho’s cautious Man Utd tactics win few admirers

first_imgThe Spaniard was forced into eight saves, including one remarkable stop from a point-blank Luis Muriel header just before half-time that was so spectacular the Colombian striker congratulated United’s number one as they left the field at the break.However, the result did not spare Mourinho from criticism, after he set his stall out from the start by leaving Paul Pogba on the bench for a workmanlike midfield three of Nemanja Matic, Ander Herrera and 21-year-old Scott McTominay.Injury to Herrera forced Mourinho to introduce Pogba after just 17 minutes but even the French midfielder’s talents, for which United paid Juventus £89 million ($124 million) 18 months ago, failed to inspire a visiting side playing to strict instructions.A team also containing the attacking talents of Alexis Sanchez and Romelu Lukaku had just one shot on target all evening at the Sanchez Pizjuan stadium and even that was a tame McTominay strike from outside the box that was easily beaten away by Sergio Rico.But Mourinho reacted angrily when asked whether he is betraying United’s rich tradition of attacking football, most recently during Alex Ferguson’s trophy-laden 27 years in charge.“The next time I see David Beckham, I’m going to ask him ‘David, when you were playing right wing in Manchester United, when the left-back attacked, do you stay looking at the stands or you come back with the guy?’” said Mourinho.“Now it looks like all the good players, they have to play free… which I think is such a stupid thing to say,” he added.“The winning teams, the top teams in the world now, not 10 years ago, or 20 or 30, now, the top teams, everybody works, everybody has tactical discipline,” he said.– Pogba focus –Mourinho was also irritated at the focus on the absence of Pogba from his starting line-up.“In my pre-match interview I had four questions and three were about Paul, and Paul was not even playing,” he said. “That’s a bit strange.”The United manager even hugged a TV reporter who asked him a question about McTominay, relieved it was not another about the French midfielder.Sevilla, who conceded more goals than any other side that reached the last 16 of the Champions League, did not have their defensive weaknesses exposed by a cautious United team.“Mourinho, look how hard it is to win when you don’t want to,” Spanish sports daily Marca headlined its match report, in a withering criticism of the former Real Madrid coach’s tactics.It was a performance thrown into an even harsher light by the free-flowing attacking intent showed by Liverpool, Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur on the road in the Champions League last week.“Compared to other teams in our league in this competition they are not as pleasing on the eye,” said former United defender Rio Ferdinand.“But they grind out results and in Europe I would be very satisfied with that and think ‘we will beat them at home’.“Sometimes it can’t be pretty and it can’t always be free-flowing. There have been times this season United have played well but they aren’t as consistent in those performances of other teams.”However, the tactics were in keeping with Mourinho’s cautious approach against the stronger sides away from home this season.Manchester United coach Jose Mourinho was happy with the result in Seville but not the questions before and after the game © AFP / JORGE GUERREROIn trips to Chelsea, Liverpool, Spurs and Sevilla, United have managed zero goals and a total of just seven shots on target.That heaps the pressure on Mourinho to be far more daring with Chelsea and Liverpool visiting Old Trafford in the Premier League before the second leg against Sevilla on March 13 as he seeks to ensure qualification for next season’s Champions League.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Sevilla forward Luis Muriel could not believe United goalie David de Gea had saved a close-range header © AFP / JORGE GUERREROLONDON, United Kingdom, Feb 22 – Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho left Spain with a precious clean sheet but few admirers after an uninspiring 0-0 Champions League draw with Sevilla that featured a limp attacking display.It could have been a bleak night for Mourinho and United but for the heroics of goalkeeper David de Gea, who produced a dazzling display on Wednesday.last_img read more

DONEGAL-BORN RACEHORSE WINS AT CHELTENHAM

first_imgA thoroughbred horse, which was born and bred by a Donegal horse breeder, was the toast of Cheltenham yesterday.Hunt Ball raised the roof at the world’s most famous horse-racing festival when it romped home to victory in the 5.15 Novices Handicap.It’s the horse’s seventh win out of eight starts for its owner, dairy farmer Anthony Knott. But Donegaldaily.com can reveal the horse was born and bred in Convoy by well-known horse–breeder Michael Slevin of Ruskey Lower.Michael is the grand old age of 91 and was a little under the weather to see the horse he bred claim a famous victory at Cheltenham.But his daughter Eileen Woods said he would have been the proudest man in the world to see the horse take victory.“My father always bred working horses up until he was 80 and then started to breed thoroughbreds. “He sold Hunt Ball a number of years ago and look how well it has done,” she told donegaldaily.com.Eileen revealed how she managed to persuade a number of friends to put a few euro on the horse because of her dad’s connections.“I’m not a big gambler but I got it at 7-1 and we won a few euro on it. I told a few people about it and I’m delighted they won as well.“But I’m particularly happy for dad. I can’t imagine the pride someone must have in breeding a horse that wins at Cheltenham,” she said.And that might not be the end we’ll hear of the seven year old Donegal-bred animal. His owner Mr Knott is thinking of entering him into the English Grand National and Hunt Ball has already been quoted at 50-1 for next year’s Gold Cup!© 2012 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldaily Follow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailyDONEGAL-BORN RACEHORSE WINS AT CHELTENHAM was last modified: March 14th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Cheltenhamconvoydonegaldaily.comEileen WoodsHunt BallMichael Slevinlast_img read more

GWEEDORE 5K FUN RUN/WALK TAKES PLACE THIS WEEKEND

first_imgA 5km Fun Run and Walk will take place in Gweedore this Friday 7th September. Registration from 5.30pm at Gweedore Celtics grounds, An Screaban, Industrial Estate, Derrybeg.Race starts at 7pm sharp. All proceeds in aid of Gweedore Celtic Youth Academy. All ages welcome. Entry €5 per person, or enter a team of 5 for €20, spot prizes.  GWEEDORE 5K FUN RUN/WALK TAKES PLACE THIS WEEKEND was last modified: September 3rd, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Press Pass – Sunday, June 3

first_imgIan Stafford is joined by Tom Hopkinson, chief sports reporter for the Sunday Mirror and Sunday People, and Simon Johnson from the London Evening Standard.They discuss England’s World Cup warm-up win over Nigeria and the scrutiny on Raheem Sterling. They also look at the situation at Chelsea and discuss Frank Lampard’s appointment at Derby.last_img

MY DONEGAL: WITH ALAN DOHERTY

first_imgSuperHoop: Alan Doherty with some Celtic fans from the Big AppleALAN Doherty has been through more than most in his life, with a series of operations.But there’s no happier many in life – driven on by his love of sport and all things Glasgow Celtic and Donegal.So you could say he’s one of Jim McGuinness’s biggest fans. He’s a very hoopy man today too after Celtic’s 4-0 win over Dundee United.Here Alan tells us about his Donegal.Where’s your favourite place in the county? In Donegal my favourite place would be: Inishowen / Bundoran because of the scenery and breath taking views around.If you could change one thing about Donegal what would it be?It would have to be the pot holes and signage on some of the roads (put English translation beside the gaelige translations around the Gaeltacht)Who is the one person in Donegal that you look up to and why?I’d look up to Daniel O’Donnell because he has done so so much for himself and other people in the world. He takes a lot of time to help people in need. He even helped Majella too when she was going through a bad time in her life..Daniel O’Donnell or Packie Bonner? It’d have to be our wee Daniel.What has been Donegal’s proudest moment in recent years?The All-Ireland final win on September 23rd 2012.What was Donegal’s saddest moment? The loss of Bridie Gallagher. May she R.I.P.What is your favourite Donegal-made product?Possibly items from Fruit of the Loom factory in Buncrana before it closed.Who is Donegal’s greatest ambassador around the world and why?Daniel O’Donnell because of same reason above.Who is your favourite Donegal sportsperson of all time?Michael Murphy.What is your favourite Donegal restaurant?Not sure – so many to choose from.Donegal’s golden eagles or basking sharks?Golden Eagles.Your nomination for Donegal’s most stylish person?Mr Patrick Gildea (Glasgwegian Celtic mad fan) or John Porter (Buncrana).What is your favourite Donegal saying or expression?Aye surely hi or Keep her lit!.Will Donegal win the All Ireland this year?We Hope so. It’ll be a hard battle for them to retain Ulster and Sam in 2013.Is there anything that really annoys you about Donegal or its people?NoIf you had a million euro to spend on improving something what would it be?It would have to be the roads.* Want to answer our questions? Send us your answers with a pic to info@donegaldaily.comMY DONEGAL: WITH ALAN DOHERTY was last modified: January 23rd, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:MY DONEGAL: WITH ALAN DOHERTYlast_img read more

Bonds to go through intense conditioning

first_img Sabean hinted that Bonds, who turned 41 in July, might continue to work with physical therapist Clive Brewster in Los Angeles this off-season under the direction of Angels’ team orthopedist Dr. Lewis Yocum, the pair that oversaw Bonds’ rehabilitation for two months this summer in Southern California. “It’s reasonable to think he can play 120 games,” Sabean said Sunday before the Giants’ final game of the year against Arizona. “The next step is to get him in spring training and get him in a position to be able to do that. I think he wants that.” :SAN FRANCISCO — Giants general manager Brian Sabean thinks Barry Bonds could be physically ready to play around 120 games for San Francisco next season. Sabean and Bonds have acknowledged the slugger needs an intense conditioning program over the winter to shed some weight Bonds put on while recovering from three operations on his right knee this year. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 — Associated Press center_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

ELECTION 2014: FIRST TIME BUYERS GRANT MUST BE REINTRODUCED – WATSON

first_imgLocal election candidate John Watson says that the first time buyers grant must be reintroduced for new homebuyers.Fianna Fail’s John WatsonThe grant was available in the past and was a great help to young people buying or building their first home.Watson says that over the past six weeks he has come across many people who are renting houses but wish to buy their own homes. In most cases the rent they are paying would be the equivalent of a mortgage repayment. “The problem they face in not the ability to repay the mortgage, it is the ability to raise the deposit the banks now require. I believe the introduction of a €10,000 grant to these people would help them buy a home of their own.“This measure would bring a number of first time buyers onto the market and this could clear up the sizeable amount of housing stock lying empty at the moment.“I also feel that this initiative would be a welcome boost to our struggling construction industry. The demand for quality affordable starter homes would be a great incentive for construction companies to start building again.”The Fianna Fail candidate said he believes this measure would be almost cost neutral considering the amount of taxes the government take from a new home through stamp duty, vat on the build cost, development charges, not to mention the paye, prsi and taxes paid by the construction companies. “I have talked to many couples were both partners are working, they have no problem paying rents equivalent to a mortgage but they find it impossible to save the 10%-20% deposit most banks now require.“Every person deserves the chance to own their home and I believe this measure would go a long way to helping them achieve this goal.” ELECTION 2014: FIRST TIME BUYERS GRANT MUST BE REINTRODUCED – WATSON was last modified: May 20th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalfirst time buyers granthousingJOhn Watsonlast_img read more