FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Legion held a Ceremony on Thursday in honour of the 75th Anniversary of D-Day.Members of the Legion and the community came out to the Cenotaph to pay their respects to Canadians who had served during this critical moment in World War II.According to MLA Dan Davies, D-Day is one of the decisive battles that gave name to Canada as a nation and was an incredible feat in Canadian history.- Advertisement -“D-Day happened on June 6, 1944. It was one of those decisive battles that really gave name to Canada as a nation. Canada didn’t really have a name for itself until World War I at the Battle of Vimy Ridge. The D-Day Invasion was another one of those incredible feats for Canadian Soldiers as they were brought on shore in Normandy at Juno Beach.”D-Day was an Allied invasion of Normandy, France that began the liberation of German-occupied France from Nazi control, which laid the foundations of the Allied victory on the Western Front.14,000 Canadian soldiers took part in the D-Day Invasion.Advertisement 359 Canadians had died and another 715 were wounded or captured after the Invasion.
Tottenham Hotspur Tottenham’s Kane one of the best – Pochettino Patric Ridge Last updated 2 years ago 06:59 10/23/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images Tottenham Hotspur Harry Kane Tottenham Hotspur v Liverpool Liverpool Premier League Mauricio Pochettino has hailed Harry Kane’s display against Liverpool as “unbelievable”, as Tottenham capped off a fantastic week in style. Mauricio Pochettino is running short of ways to describe Harry Kane following the Tottenham striker’s imperious display in the 4-1 victory over Liverpool.Kane scored twice and set up another as Tottenham ran riot at Wembley – Son Heung-min and Dele Alli also on target as Pochettino’s side capped off a memorable week in style.Kane 11/8 fav to be PL top scorer Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Tottenham sit third, five points behind Premier League leaders Manchester City, and Pochettino was quick to laud a superb display from Kane, also alleviating fears that the England forward had picked up an injury following his late substitution.”He’s tired, three games in one week and the effort was amazing from him,” Pochettino told BBC Sport.”Harry Kane is a fantastic player, one of the best strikers, it’s difficult to find words to describe him – he’s unbelievable, so professional.”It was fantastic, a fantastic performance, the players were fantastic.”Pochettino added at his post-match media conference: “No [not a hamstring injury]. He was a little bit tired after Real Madrid. It’s not a problem.”Asked if Kane may be rested against West Ham, the Spurs boss said: “Yes. We have some big games ahead. He is not a machine.” 3 – Spurs needed 90 shots to score their first three league goals at Wembley, but just eight shots for the last three (all today). Precision pic.twitter.com/tgmElD8K8B— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) October 22, 2017Tottenham had struggled to find a winning formula at their temporary home in the opening stages of the season, though managed a first win at Wembley in the league against Bournemouth last time out.A brilliant away draw against Real Madrid in the Champions League followed before Sunday’s demolition of Liverpool, and Pochettino now believes that his side are settled in at the national stadium as they aim to lodge a third successive title challenge.”Many things were pleasing – the commitment of the players, the way that we played… Wembley starts to feel like home,” added Pochettino.”I am very pleased. Tuesday in Madrid was an amazing effort and so was this, so thank you to the players.”Our fans were fantastic. It was an amazing game and we played really, really well. We tried to control the game despite conceding a lot of the ball.”We were clinical and so aggressive. It is so important. We knew very well that Liverpool would try to play and the plan worked. They are a great team.”It is the third season that we are trying to catch someone. Manchester City are doing very well, they have an amazing squad and one of the best managers in the world. We see what happens, we will try to catch them. We are focused every day.” read more
Bayern Munich 2 Schalke 1: Lewandowski equals Bundesliga record to lift Heynckes’ spirits Rob Lancaster Last updated 1 year ago 03:33 2/11/18 Twitter (@FCBayernEN) Despite Franco Di Santo’s sweetly struck goal, Schalke came up short against runaway Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich on Saturday. Bayern Munich provided the perfect tonic for absent manager Jupp Heynckes as they restored their 18-point cushion at the Bundesliga summit with a 2-1 victory over Schalke on Saturday.Robert Lewandowski equalled Heynckes’ record of scoring in each of his side’s first 11 home league games this season as he put the hosts ahead in the sixth minute at the Allianz Arena.However, the Bavarians’ boss was not present to witness the historical moment; struck down by flu, the 72-year-old remained at home as assistant coach Peter Hermann took charge. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Schalke belied their recent poor run of form with an impressive display on the road, yet Domenico Tedesco’s side have now picked up just four points from their five games since the winter break.They recovered from the early setback of conceding to equalise through Franco Di Santo, only for Thomas Muller to catch out goalkeeper Ralf Fahrmann from a tight angle and restore Bayern’s lead before the break.Bayern were below-par in the second half, but held firm to clinch a 12th straight win in all competitions and continue their imperious march towards a 28th title in Germany.FULL TIME!Schalke made us work hard for it, but all three points stay in Munich! #FCBS04 #MiaSanMia pic.twitter.com/7wNA33Z2ln— FC Bayern English (@FCBayernEN) February 10, 2018Lewandowski did not waste any time in equalling Heynckes’ record, set back in the 1972-73 season, reacting quickly to tuck home the rebound after Fahrmann had only parried Muller’s rising shot straight up in the air.Yet the early opener was sandwiched in between two excellent chances at the other end, as Schalke demonstrated a willingness to fight fire with fire at the home of the runway leaders.Breel Embolo ended a swift counter-attacking move with a low drive that drew a smart save out of Sven Ulreich, while the Bayern goalkeeper was grateful to see visiting defender Thilo Kehrer miss the target with a towering header from a corner.Schalke’s adventurous approach was eventually rewarded with a deserved equaliser from Di Santo, his sweetly struck half-volley whistling into the bottom left corner of Ulreich’s net after the Bayern-bound Leon Goretzka had failed to connect with an ambitious bicycle kick.Parity did not last long, though. Muller nudged Bayern back in front seven minutes later with a goal that caught out Fahrmann.The home team’s captain appeared to be aiming for a team-mate when cutting the ball back from the byline on the right, only to instead poke the ball between the goalkeeper and his near post.132 – After having the lead at halftime, @FCBayernEN haven’t lost a match in 132 occasions (123W, 9D). Leading. #FCBS04— OptaFranz (@OptaFranz) February 10, 2018Still, Heynckes will have found his side’s start to the second half tough to watch from his sick bed.The home crowd held their breath when Guido Burgstaller fell under pressure from Ulreich until referee Tobias Stieler brandished a yellow card to the flattened forward for simulation, a decision that was soon vindicated by replay footage.Embolo fluffed his lines when found in space at the back post soon after, scuffing a weak effort with his left foot when he had time to take a touch, as Schalke fell short in their attempts to draw level for a second time. Key Opta stats: – Bayern have won nine Bundesliga games in a row – their best run since the start of the season 2015-16 (10 in a row under Pep Guardiola).- Thomas Muller celebrated his 200th win in 275 Bundesliga games. No other player had so many wins in less than 300 games.- David Alaba played his 200th Bundesliga game, he is the youngest foreign player to reach this landmark. read more read more