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TORONTO — Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week:Cabinet shufflePrime Minister Justin Trudeau will shuffle his cabinet Monday to deal with the resignation of Treasury Board President Scott Brison who has said he won’t seek re-election this fall. Observers will be watching to see if Trudeau simply replaces Brison or uses the opportunity for a broader change to his cabinet.Shaw earningsShaw Communications Inc. will hold a conference call on Monday to discuss its first-quarter results. The Calgary-based company said in October that its federal regulator can best protect Canadians from problem sales practices by banning telecom companies from using outside contractors to do their door-to-door sales.2018 real estate numbersThe Canadian Real Estate Association will release its December and year-end home sales numbers on Tuesday. CREA predicted in December that national home sales will fall to a near decade low in 2019, as rising interest rates and strict mortgage stress-test rules continue to put a damper on buyer sentiment.Kinder Morgan updateKinder Morgan Canada Ltd. holds a conference call to discuss its fourth-quarter results on the Wednesday. The CEO of the company’s U.S.-based parent company recently said there’s a “seller’s market” for its assets such as crude tank storage and rail terminals in Alberta, the Vancouver Wharves Terminal and the Cochin Pipeline system.Inflation updateStatistics Canada will release its consumer price index for December on Friday. The numbers for November showed the annual pace of inflation slowed to 1.7 per cent as upward pressure from higher gasoline prices eased off, giving the Bank of Canada another reason to keep interest rates on hold. The Canadian Press
BURNABY, B.C. – Burnaby RCMP say they arrested a woman who chained herself to a work truck Friday morning, one day after the B.C. Supreme Court granted Trans Mountain an injunction against demonstrators.Just before 8 a.m., Mounties received a report of a demonstrator who had chained herself to a work vehicle, impeding its movement.Police say the 19-year-old woman was asked to remove the chains, but she refused and they arrested her for mischief. The RCMP say they want to remind those involved in the ongoing demonstrations that police are an impartial party and they are there to ensure the safety of everyone involved.On Thursday, a judge granted Trans Mountain an indefinite injunction aimed at preventing people from entering within fivemetres of work sites at the Burnaby and Westridge Marine terminals.(THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Dubai: US-based investment firm Carlyle Group will buy a stake worth several billion dollars in Spanish oil giant Cepsa from Abu Dhabi sovereign wealth fund Mubadala, the companies said Monday. The deal comes six months after Mubadala scrapped plans for a stock market listing for Cepsa, Europe’s largest privately owned oil and gas company which is fully owned by the UAE fund. Carlyle will buy between 30 and 40 percent of Cepsa, the companies said. The financial terms were not disclosed, but the deal values Cepsa at 12 billion which would make Carlyle’s stake worth up to 4.8 billion. The transaction is expected to be completed by the end of 2019. The Abu Dhabi fund will remain the majority shareholder of Cepsa. Mubadala, which has held a 100-percent stake in the Spanish company since 2011, announced in September 2018 that it planned to sell a 25-percent share to raise around 2.3 billion. A planned initial public offering (IPO) was scrapped the following month. Cepsa is focused on oil and gas refining and distribution in Spain. It is also present in oil and gas exploration and production both in Latin America and North Africa.
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Coming off losses at Indiana and Purdue last weekend, the Ohio State women’s volleyball team got a much-needed win against Iowa Friday night at St. John arena to stay in the Big Ten hunt. “It was definitely a really important win,” senior Sarah Mignin said. “We just tried to come out with a lot of intensity and a lot of energy.” Coming into Friday, the Buckeyes had been struggling in Big Ten play, but knew that a couple of quick wins would bring them right back into the clustered Big Ten race. “This conference is ridiculous,” OSU coach Geoff Carlston said. “Every team in this conference has a chance to make the tournament.” OSU took the momentum early and didn’t give it back the rest of the match, finishing off the Hawkeyes, 3-0 (25-10, 25-16, 25-17). “Iowa is a good team, so it’s good to come out and finish them off 3-0,” senior outside hitter Katie Dull said. Junior middle blocker Kelli Barhorst led the team in scoring with 18 points and also recorded a match-high with 14 kills. The Buckeyes seemed to have the Iowa defense confused all night and Iowa was never able to adjust. “I thought our setters did a nice job of distributing the ball,” Carlston said. “We’ve been too predictable and tonight we did a nice job of spreading the offense out.” The win pushed the Buckeye’s conference record to 3-4 on the season. “A lot of it is just focusing on our side of the net,” Dull said. “In the Big Ten, everybody is good so it is just about taking care of your business.” The Buckeyes carried their momentum for Friday’s win right into Saturday, defeating 19th-ranked Minnesota, 3-0 (25-23, 25-20, 25-17). Barhorst led the Buckeyes for the second straight night, recording match highs in points, 14.5, and kills, with 11. The win evens the Buckeyes’ Big Ten record at 4-4 and improves their overall record to 16-5. The Buckeyes take on Penn State Wednesday at 7 p.m. at St. John Arena.
Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett helped off the field in the third quarter of the Buckeyes’ game against Michigan Saturday. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorANN ARBOR, Mich. — Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer was not worried about injuries. He had no reason for concern. The game had not begun. Yet, nearing the game’s noon kickoff, he was told his quarterback, redshirt senior J.T. Barrett, was on the ground.“I look on the sideline and he’s down,” Meyer said after his team’s 31-20 win against Michigan Saturday. “And I’m like, ‘What happened?’”One of the hundreds of media members with cameras on the sidelines had hit his quarterback with a camera, knocking his knee, Meyer said with a rarely seen fury.“Somebody just tried to squeeze through I guess just to not get close to our bench which is fine,” Barrett said. “I don’t really care as long as you don’t hit me, and he hit me and my knee kind of just shifted in and, like I said, twisted up on me and we were able to lock it out before the game, but that’s how it was.”Meyer ominously said, with dozens of photographers and videographers in the press conference room, he plans to find out who hurt Barrett. He seemed unable to comprehend how something like that could happen to his star quarterback, muttering “major college football” over and over. “Too many damn people on the sideline,” Meyer said with disdain.Meyer has reason for his anger. He was worried Barrett, who was looking to become the first quarterback in the history of the rivalry to win four games, would not be able to play through the injury. But he sent Barrett into the game, anyway. “He’s so tough, he went out there and played and obviously we didn’t do very well and then we got going and then tied things up at 14,” Meyer said.In nearly three quarters behind center, Barrett completed just 3-of-8 passes for 30 yards. Without much success in the air, Barrett took to the Buckeyes’ ground attack. He had 15 rushes — third-most in any game this season — for 67 yards, including a 21-yard scramble for a touchdown in the second quarter. He led two scoring drives, but Barrett also accumulated minus-three yards combined on his other seven drives as quarterback.Then, with 6:07 remaining in the third quarter and his team down six points, Barrett fell to the ground after a 10-yard rush and the rowdy crowd quieted. Trainers helped Barrett up. But rather than have them look at him on the sideline, Barrett walked back to the locker room. His night was over. He returned to his team on the sideline in the fourth quarter, but did not have his helmet.Meyer said Barrett’s knee “locked up” when the person with the camera hit the quarterback, but the trainers managed to “unlock” it. However, they could not manage to “unlock” it during the third quarter when Barrett reaggravated the injury, Meyer said.“I mean before it happened the second time I looked like, running, cutting, playing, throwing the ball — like all that was fine, so it hasn’t affected me,” Barrett said. “It’s just in those little moments when it happens and then today I wasn’t able to pop it back in so it’s not injured. “I’ll play next week,” Barrett added.This was not the first time Barrett has aggravated his knee injury, he said. Barrett said he dealt with this injury earlier in the season in Ohio State’s 49-21 season-opening win against Indiana.He said he has played with the issue for the entire year. “When it happened in a game, I’d just lock my leg out and it’d pop back in and I’d continue to play,” Barrett said. “I didn’t need to go run into the trainer’s and tell anybody, like I was good and I felt fine running around cutting. Meyer did not offer an update on Barrett’s status following the win against the Wolverines, unlike Barrett.Whether Meyer makes the decision to start Barrett or replace him with Haskins next week, who looked solid in three drives that totalled 10 points, has not been determined. Given Barrett’s experience, it is hard to imagine Meyer would turn to Haskins with the season winding down, especially since Barrett said he will play in the Big Ten championship game against Wisconsin on Saturday. Barrett had not missed any snaps this season due to injury, so how someone with a camera running into him reaggravated the issue remains unclear. Meyer said he’s “going to find out who” injured Barrett and “think about that.”
This season hasn’t been an easy one for Chelsea but Willian still believes that they can secure the Champions League for the upcoming season – and a win against Liverpool would help them massively.The Brazilian winger is aware of the fact that by beating the Reds, they can close the gap between these two to just two points – and it is something which is not impossible to overcome at the end of the season.The Chelsea offensive player spoke about the upcoming game as he said, according to Goal:Report: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…“It’s a massive game because we still have a chance of catching them and qualifying for next season’s Champions League, but to do that we have to win this game, we have to win every game.”“We are playing at home but they are a good team who are full of confidence so we have to pay great attention in every type of situation. We want to win the game and we have prepared very well.”“We have to win these two games, especially when you play at home. We cannot lose points at Stamford Bridge. We are ready to fight to try to win these matches.”
Portuguese Sports newspaper A Bola has reported that Milan and Sporting CP have agreed terms for Carlos Bacca, but the Colombian is keen on a move to Spanish club Villareal.Sporting and Milan have already agreed terms for Carlos Bacca, according to A Bola.The loan deal will include an option to purchase that can be exercised at the end of the loan. The salary for the player will be shared between the two clubs.Serie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….The striker is left in limbo after the end of his loan with Villarreal, where he scored 18 goals in 43 matches.He returned to AC Milan training base but is not part of Gennaro Gattuso’s plans and he is running out of time to find him a new club.Both A Bola and Sportitalia reported that the 32-year-old is not entirely convinced by the Sporting Lisbon transfer and would prefer to wait for Villarreal to make a move.
Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan announced Friday the five recipients of the 2019 Commander in Chief’s Annual Award for Installation Excellence, according to a DOD press release.The highly competitive presidential distinction recognizes the exceptional efforts of those operating and maintaining military installations.Installations are evaluated in performance areas such as installation management, including mission support, energy conservation, quality of life and unit morale, environmental stewardship, real property management, safety, health and security, communications and public relations.Recipients of the 2019 Commander in Chief’s Annual Award for Installation Excellence are:Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield, Ga. (Maj. Gen. Leopoldo Quintas, Col. Jason Wolter)Naval Base San Diego, Calif. (Capt. Roy Love)Marine Air Ground Task Force Training Command, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif. (Brig. Gen. Roger Turner, Jr.)DLA Distribution Susquehanna, New Cumberland, Penn. (Col. James Callis II)Ramstein Air Base, Germany (Brig. Gen. Mark August)DoD photo by Lisa Ferdinando ADC AUTHOR