Gary Neville names the best goalkeeper in the Premier League

first_imgGary Neville names the best goalkeeper in the Premier League De Gea has been off the boil (Picture: AMA/Getty Images)While City remain a point ahead of Liverpool at the summit of the table, United’s top-four hopes took another blow.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men have lost three of their last four league games and are three points behind fourth-placed Chelsea with a significantly worse goal difference.With three games to go, however, there is just three points separating Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United so the race for Champions League qualification promises to be just as exciting as the battle for the title.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors Is Ederson the best in the league? (Picture: Getty Images)And Neville believes he has earned the right to be called the best goalkeeper in the Premier League this season.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘There’s one goalkeeper at one end [De Gea] who is a great goalkeeper who’s struggling,’ Neville told Sky Sports.‘And there’s one goalkeeper [Ederson] at the other end who, for me, is the goalkeeper of the season in this league.‘He’s been absolutely outstanding. He’s so quick off his line.’ Metro Sport ReporterThursday 25 Apr 2019 7:28 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link317Shares Commentcenter_img Neville gave his verdict (Picture: AMA/Getty Images)There’s plenty of goalkeeping talent in the Premier League but Gary Neville believes one has been head and shoulders above the rest this season.England’s top flight boasts the likes of David de Gea, Alisson Becker and the world’s most expensive stopper Kepa Arrizabalaga, however, it is Manchester City’s glovesman Ederson who Manchester United legend Neville rates as the most impressive in the division this season.Ederson’s City got one over De Gea’s United on Wednesday night to strengthen their grip on the Premier League trophy and once again it was an impressive night for the Brazilian. Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Cameroon suspend French coach Lavagne

first_imgThe coach of the Cameroon football team Denis Lavagne has been evicted by the country’s sports minister Adoum Garoua. A press release from the sports ministry says the decision is due to poor results by the team, the most recent being the two -nil defeat to little rated Cape Verde in the last round qualifiers for the 2013 african cup of nations.The same decision also appoints Jean Paul Akono as the coach to be assisted by Martin Ndtoungou Mpile, who was also deputy to Lavagne.Lavagne will continue receiving his bonuses until the 31st of October 2012 when his contract expires. The frenchman who is contesting the minister’s decision,said “?The minister has no right to suspend me” ?”I’m still the coach of the indomitable lions until I have a contrary decision from the football federation fecafoot.”In the meantime, the federation’s secretary general Tombi a Roko Sidiki told supersports.com this morning that the minister’s decision was not taken unanimously.?We back the decision to suspend Lavagne because we saw it as the best way to take Cameroon’s football out of the sorry situation now,’ he said ?we need someone who can pilot the team through the turbulent waters.’However, the cause of disagreement remains the choice of his successor. ?Jean Paul Akono does not have the right profile to lead the team, Tombi said. Nevertheless, he refused to name the federation’s choice of coach. Denis Lavagne coached the lions for ten months and won the LG cup in Marraketch Morocco last November. On his part, Akono will be in his second stint at the helm of the lions after a short stay between 2000 and 2001. He won gold for Cameroon at the summer Olympics in 2000.last_img read more

Pick 6: Coaches on the hot seat entering 2014

first_imgIn this July 21, 2014, file photo, Virginia head coach Mike London answers a question during a news conference at the Atlantic Coast Conference Football kickoff in Greensboro, N.C. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)Coaches often say they are always on the hot seat. That might be true, but some seats are hotter than others.Last season, Southern California and Texas changed coaches and created a cascade of corresponding moves.A similar situation could play out this season, with a few coaches in high-profile positions heading into 2014 very much in need of winning records and quality victories.Six coaches entering pivotal seasons for their job security.Will Muschamp, Florida:Muschamp had a mediocre first season (7-6), a great second season (11-2) and a terrible third season (4-8) with the Gators. Injuries played a big part in ruining 2013, but oh that offense was ugly. Kurt Roper was hired away from Duke to be the coordinator. Roper plans to spread things out more, up the tempo at times, and benefit from the return of quarterback Jeff Driskel, who missed most of last season with a knee injury. Muschamp has plenty of talent to work with on the defensive side. Another losing season would not be tolerated in Gainesville. The question is just how big of a turnaround does Muschamp need?Brady Hoke, Michigan:While Muschamp’s time at Florida has been up and down, Hoke’s three-year stint with the Wolverines has been a steady decline. Eleven victories. Eight victories. Seven victories. It’s one thing for the Wolverines to chasing Ohio State. But Michigan State, too? Hoke is also banking on a new offensive coordinator to fix some of his problems. He hired Doug Nussmeier, whose offenses put up big numbers at Alabama even though they weren’t quite what Nick Saban was looking for. The Wolverines have a roster loaded with highly rated recruits, but short on experience. It looks like a team set to blossom next season. Hoke might not be able to wait that long.Charlie Weis, Kansas:The Jayhawks have improved in two seasons under Weis, going from one victory to three last season, including their first Big 12 win since 2010. Improved is still a long way from good. The Jayhawks are loaded with experience and should have their best team under the former Notre Dame coach. But will another small step forward be enough?Mike London, Virginia:London’s had one winning season in four with Virginia, including last season’s ugly 2-10 that ended with nine straight losses. Virginia decided to give London another year instead of eating a big chunk of contract. He’ll add some blue chip recruits to an experienced defense, but with games against UCLA, BYU, Florida State and Louisville, a major turnaround will be difficult.Kyle Flood, Rutgers:A record of 15-11 in two seasons with the Scarlet Knights shouldn’t put a coach on the hot seat, but a nine-win season followed by a six-win season has the arrow pointed in the wrong direction. And now Rutgers moves into the Big Ten to face a brutal schedule (Michigan, Ohio State, Michigan State, Wisconsin and Nebraska). Add to that the fact that athletic director Julie Hermann, who has had some of her own problems since arriving at New Jersey’s state university, didn’t hire Flood, and it’s a volatile mix. Did we mention that for Rutgers coach Greg Schiano is available? Volatile.Tim Beckman, Illinois:Like Kansas under Weis, Illinois improved from Year 1 to Year 2 under Beckman, going from two wins to four. Bringing in Bill Cubit to run the offense worked wonders last season, but the Illini still couldn’t stop anyone. And February’s recruiting class was ranked last in the Big Ten by Rivals. Another bowl-less winter would be a tough sell in Champaign.___Extra point: Others getting toasty include: Dana Holgorsen, West Virginia; Norm Chow, Hawaii; Troy Calhoun, Air Force; and if Nebraska takes a step backward, it’d be interesting to see what happens with Bo Pelini.last_img read more

Watch: Bayern Munich decimate Tottenham 7-2 in stunning Champions League showing

first_imgImage Courtesy: Reuters/GettyAdvertisement bg19NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs56kcWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E49jd( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) gWould you ever consider trying this?😱zkmzCan your students do this? 🌚o20u7Roller skating! Powered by Firework Tottenham Hotspur were confident enough to face Bayern Munich in their Champions League face off at their home turf, but did not expect an utter humiliation after being decimated by 7 goals!Advertisement Image Courtesy: Reuters/GettyHere below is the highlights from the 9 goal thriller from the Tottenham Hotspur stadium, courtesy to YouTube channel Hulu Sport. Enjoy the goals below-Advertisement Although Spurs forward Heung min Son opened up the scoreline in the 12th minute, Bayern fullback Joshua Kimmichnetted in the equalizer just after 3 minutes. The FC Hollywood veteran striker Robert Lewandowski gave themselves the lead in the 45th minute, as the scoreline was 2-1 at half time.The real drama, however, kicked off in the second half, as Bayern’s winger Serge Gnabry scored an astounding four goals, all in the second half. Undoutedly this was the trurning point of the match, as Pochettino’s defence just wasn’t enough to stop the 24 year old German.Advertisement Spurs skipper Harry Kane scored from the spot for their second consolation goal, and Lewandowski completed his brace in the ending minutes.This was Tottenham’s biggest defeat at home, and also the first English club to concede 7 goals, since they themselves lost 0-8 to another Geman side FC koln in 1995’s UEFA Intertoto Cup. Advertisementlast_img read more

Off-ice decision proves costly for a trio of Leaf players

first_imgLeaf coach Dave McLellan tabbed November a “pivotal month” in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season for the Heritage City franchise.However, finding success against Murdoch Division opposition — Nelson plays nine of its 11 games in November against divisional teams — just got a little more difficult for the Green and White after Leaf brass sent three players home for missing curfew Halloween night.“We have very strict team rules dealing with on and off-ice behavior,” McLellan told The Nelson Daily Wednesday.“The rules are there for a reason, especially after what went on with this team in the past. The players breached curfew on Halloween night, and it cost the three of them.”The players sent home include Nelson’s top netminder, Brett Soles along with defenceman Brendan Smith and 16-year-old rearguard Cody Paivarinta.McLellan said he is actively trying to find trading partners for Soles, ranked fourth overall in KIJHL goalies, and Smith. “We’re actively trying to move and acquire assets back in quick time,” McLellan said.“The players have been sent home until such time as they’re traded.”Soles was in his second stint with the Leafs after returning to the Green and White from the Notre Dame Hounds of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League.In 12 games the Cranbrook native posted an impressive 9-1-1 record with a 2.43 goals against average.“Brett is a good kid . . . he just make a mistake breaking curfew,” McLellan said. “This is a huge loss to our team but we have rules in place for specific reasons. Unfortunately Brett put himself before the team.” Smith, who played in 15 games for Nelson, has been out of the line up with an injured wrist.As a 16-year-old, McLellan said Paivarinta falls under special BC Hockey exemption and cannot be traded.The towering rookie defenceman was sent home to Abbotsford.The loss of the three players further depletes and already crippled Leaf roster.Nelson already had forwards Austin Lindsay and Blair Andrews on the injured reserve list and is now missing defenceman Darnel St. Pierre to junior hockey suspension for an accumulation of hit-to-the-head penalties.“We could be facing quite a short roster this weekend,” McLellan confessed.“Right now we have three defencemen and between nine and 10 forwards and one goaltender.”As a result of the decision McLellan has been burning up the phone lines in an attempt to move the suspended players.Nelson travels to Creston Friday to meet the Thunder Cats before concluding the weekend Saturday for a return date against Spokane Braves.The Braves edged Nelson 4-3 Sunday in the Lilac City.Goalie Adam Maida has now been thrust into the No. 1 role. McLellan said he’s still working on a back up for Maida.Nelson continues its road swing to Beaver Valley (November 15) and Castlegar (November 16) before returning home (Wednesday) November 19 to meet Grand Forks.As for the mood in the dressing room after the decision was made to suspend the three players?“By all indication the players support the decision,” McLellan said.last_img read more

Why Solar Microgrids Are Not a Cure-All for Puerto Rico’s Power Woes

first_imgThe power system before MariaPrior to Maria, Puerto Rico had one of the largest public power authorities in the U.S., known as PREPA, serving a population of 3.4 million people from 31 power plants, 293 substations and 32,000 miles of wire. Almost half its generation was from old, very expensive oil-fired plants, resulting in prices of about 22 cents per kilowatt hour, among the highest in the U.S. The island has several photovoltaic (solar electric) farms but gets about 46% of its power from oil and only about 3% from solar.At the center of all this is PREPA and its outsized role in Puerto Rico. With $9 billion of debt, PREPA has been part of the contentious refinancing process that ultimately required congressional action. PREPA is also the largest employer on the island, with strong connections to the island’s leadership, so proposals perceived to adversely impact PREPA can be difficult to enact. Recently the island has established a new energy commission called PREC with oversight over PREPA’s plans, spending, and rates.The PREC’s efforts at reform underscore the enormous challenges the utility faces. In September 2016 the PREC issued an order directing PREPA to convert some of its oil plants to gas, renegotiate some high-priced renewables contracts, and purchase more renewable energy.In April 2017 PREPA issued a new financial plan with starkly grim prospects: a $4 billion maintenance backlog, the loss of fully one-quarter of its sales in the next 10 years, and continued red ink as far as the eye can see. Meanwhile, renewable power developers who have tried to build plants on the island have encountered great difficulties, as chronicled in this blog post.Then, just before Maria, PREPA declared bankruptcy. Maria therefore destroyed the grid of a system that was already bankrupt, having trouble maintaining its service and paying its bills, resistant to renewable interconnections, and politically difficult to reform. RELATED ARTICLES Dr. Fox-Penner is the director of the Institute for Sustainable Energy, and Professor of Practice, Questrom School of Business, Boston University. The author thanks Scott Sklar, Phil Hanser, Sameer Reddy, Thomas McAndrew and Jennie Hatch for input. All errors are his own. This post originally appeared at The Conversation. Solar Industry Offers Help in Puerto RicoWhy We Still Need to Discuss Grid DefectionAn Introduction to the Duck CurveA Neighborhood Microgrid Takes Shape in Brooklyn Getting Power From Solar Equipment When the Grid is DownVermont Utility to Develop New Grid TechnologyWhy a Vermont Utility Welcomes Solar By PETER FOX-PENNERIn addition to its many other devastating human consequences, Hurricane Maria left the island of Puerto Rico with its power grid in ruins. Power was knocked out throughout the island, with an estimated 80% of its transmission and distribution wires incapacitated. When hospitals and other critical users could not get backup power and water supplies ran low, an extended outage became a humanitarian crisis that has yet to be resolved.This shameful outcome should have been avoided with strong, swift federal leadership. Yet more than five weeks after the storm, only about 40% of the grid has been rebuilt, and service remains unreliable even where power is restored.As the recovery process inches its way forward, the questions many are asking go like this: Why are we rebuilding the grid to be the same as it was before the storm? Can’t we use this as an opportunity to create a more modern, resilient, renewable power system? Isn’t this the perfect opportunity for an upgrade?center_img The answer to these questions, from my perspective having worked with and researched the power industry for four decades, has little to do with technologies and everything to do with some nearly insurmountable financial and governance challenges. There is a path forward, but it will not be easy. A sustainable, resilient path forwardPuerto Rico’s citizens have endured great hardship and tragedy. We as a society certainly owe it to them to do whatever we can to lessen the damage from the next hurricane and speed power restoration. However, the path to a sustainable and resilient grid for the island is not as simple as air-dropping solar panels and other equipment onto the island and assuming all will be well. The suggestion that restoring power by replanting the current poles and wires will foreclose a more distributed solution isn’t correct, nor is it the most equitable way to restore power to everyone as quickly as possible.This isn’t to say that the installation of fully independent solar systems and microgrids should be discouraged in any way. With the important provision that the hardware is maintained properly, the more solar and storage we can get onto the island sooner the better.At this point, Puerto Rico’s grid is being rebuilt essentially as it was before.But even as the grid is rebuilt as quickly as possible, the planning and engineering should begin on how to migrate the grid to smaller sections that self-island. This must include all the main aspects of power system development and operation, including financing, ownership, operation, and maintenance of the systems.The only logical way for Puerto Rico — and every other storm-prone electric system — to become a series of resilient and clean microgrids is to first get the entire grid functioning and then to create sections that can separate themselves and operate independently when trouble hits. Proposals for rebuilding with microgridsThe challenge, then, is to 1) restore energy access as quickly as possible; 2) begin to build a long-term resilient and operable grid; and 3) reform a broken regulatory system. In the wake of the storm, clean energy experts and businesses saw this as the perfect opportunity to start over.“Puerto Rico will lead the way for the new generation of clean energy infrastructure,” one solar CEO asserted, “and the world will follow.” Elon Musk also famously tweeted an offer to solve the island’s energy problems with Tesla solar systems and batteries.With an array of solar panels and batteries, a group of buildings, such as a hospital or a neighborhood, can power itself and operate independently in the case of an outage with the central grid — called “islanding” in industry parlance.Provided they can be paid for and operated safely, quickly setting up these solar microgrid systems is an excellent measure that is both stopgap and long-term contributor. These systems can be set up in a matter of days, providing enough power to help neighborhoods with critical power needs, such as cellphone charging, powering cash machines, and providing electricity service for health care and first responders.However, these systems cost tens of thousands of dollars, and there is currently no substantial way to pay for them other than the kindness of strangers. Three-and-a-half million people would need perhaps 350,000 of these systems — at a price tag in the billions — to provide only a fraction of most families’ power needs.Even if costs were not a consideration, these distributed systems aren’t a substitute for the grid. Many people think that microgrids don’t need poles and wires, but if they serve more than one building they use pretty much the same grid as we use today.Once the grid is rebuilt, the new grid-independent systems should then become part of a series of new community microgrids, or networks of multiple solar panel installations backed up by storage. These interconnected systems would be able to “island” together to keep the whole community running at partial if not complete levels of service. With the necessary planning and approvals, new community power organizations could be set up — perhaps separate from PREPA — to finance the conversion of local grids to a more resilient form.So there is a path from the current grid to one that is far cleaner and more resilient, but it’s not simple or quick. It would require melding complete and rapid restoration of power with a major infusion of capital.Changing the base of generation from PREPA’s aging, inefficient fleet to clean sources is an essential part of this path. However, even at an extremely fast pace, it takes months to plan the economics, financing, and engineering of this transition. More commonly, it takes years and careful economic and financial planning to raise the billions of dollars of capital needed and then spend it wisely.last_img read more

Ateneo holds on, beats La Salle in Game 1 of UAAP Finals

first_imgMatt Nieto bloodied after collision with Ben Mbala View comments Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’ PLAY LIST 01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Read Next Melecio carried Green Archers with 24 points on 5-of-13 shooting from downtown, to go along with three assists and two rebounds, while Rivero had 10 markers and three boards in the losing cause.The scores:ATENEO 76 – Ravena 12, Ma. Nieto 11, Mi. Nieto 11, Asistio 10, Tolentino 9, Black 7, Verano 5, Go 5, Ikeh 4, Tio 2, Mamuyac 0, Mendoza 0, Porter 0DLSU 70 – Melecio 24, R. Rivero 10, Mbala 8, Tratter 7, Santillan 7, P. Rivero 7, Baltazar 4, Montalbo 3, Caracut 0, Go 0, Tero 0, Paraiso 0.Quarters: 26-14, 43-39, 60-58, 76-70. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIsaac Go didn’t need to put up gaudy numbers to once again be the hero for Ateneo. He just had to be at the right place at the right time.The 6-foot-7 big man scored the deciding basket as Ateneo pulled off a gutsy 76-70 win over defending champion La Salle in Game 1 of the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball Finals Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena.ADVERTISEMENT CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Go made the undergoal stab off a bounce pass from Thirdy Ravena with only 10.4 seconds left to seal the Blue Eagles’ victory.He finished with just five points, but three of those came when it mattered most as his three-point play in the waning seconds of the game.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutBut it wasn’t just Go alone as Ateneo used a balanced attack anew to match the Archers’ firepower.Ravena paced Ateneo with 12 markers, six boards, and four dimes, Matt Nieto fired 11 points, three assists, and two rebounds despite being cut above the left eye late in the first half, and twin brother Mike Nieto ignited the rally in the fourth quarter as he collected seven of his 11 markers in the fourth period, on top of his five rebounds. LATEST STORIEScenter_img Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. MOST READ Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Nieto’s explosion early in the final frame allowed the Blue Eagles to take a 69-59 lead with 6:34 left to play.The Green Archers, however, leaned on Aljun Melecio as the diminutive guard led La Salle’s 11-2 blast that cut the Blue Eagles lead down to, 70-71, with 2:32 remaining.Ravena gave Ateneo a bit of breathing room with a bucket with 2:11 left, but La Salle just couldn’t get an answer as Melecio and Ricci Rivero failed to find the bottom of the net in their attempts late.Ateneo shoots for a sweep and its first title since UAAP Season 75 in Game 2 on Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Two-time UAAP MVP Ben Mbala was limited to a season-low eight points and 12 rebounds as he tried to play through foul trouble.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohortlast_img read more

Ian Somerhalder Wins Mozilla Firefox Challenge

first_imgIan Somerhalder has won the Mozilla Firefox Challenge, scoring $50,000 for the IS Foundation.Ian beat out a host of celebrities and charities competing for the prize, including second place winner Jimmy Kimmel, who was raising money for Comfort the Children. Also competing were Sophia Bush, Jonah Hill, Edward Norton, Seth Rogen, Ty Burrell and Brittany Snow.Ian raised $122,398 through his Crowdrise fundraising page during the challenge, just beating Jimmy Kimmel, whose fans raised $121,301.The Ian Somerhalder Foundation aims to educate, collaborate with and support people and organisations to turn conversation into real projects and progress to positively impact the planet and species habitat.last_img

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

first_imgSome of the most active companies traded Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (16,455.73, up 34.97 points)Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Healthcare. Down nine cents, or 1.30 per cent, to $6.85 on 14.9 million shares.New Gold Inc. (TSX:NGD). Miner. Down 49 cents, or 20.59 per cent, to $1.89 on 9.9 million shares.Crescent Point Energy (TSX:CPG). Oil and gas. Down 44 cents, or 4.55 per cent, to $9.22 on 5.8 million shares.Barrick Gold Corp. (TSX:ABX). Miner. Down 97 cents, or 6.29 per cent, to $14.46 on 4.8 million shares.Manulife Financial Corp. (TSX:MFC). Financial Services. Up 21 cents, or 0.88 per cent, to $24.10 on 4.4 million shares.Goldcorp Inc. (TSX:G). Miner. Down $1.03, or 5.91 per cent, to $16.40 on 4.1 million shares.Companies reporting major news:Aimia Inc. (TSX:AIM). Loyalty programs. Up five cents, or 1.47 per cent, to $3.44 on 3.4 million shares. The Montreal-based company has rejected an unsolicited US$180-million offer by Mexican airline operator Grupo Aeromexico to buy Aimia’s 48.9 per cent stake in their joint loyalty program Premier Loyalty & Marketing (PLM), which owns the Club Premier frequent flyer program. It would have given Grupo Aeromexico full control.Cameco Corp. (TSX:CCO). Miner. Up 48 cents, or 3.37 per cent, to $14.74 on 3.4 million shares. The Saskatoon-based uranium company had to temporarily lay off 845 employees at its McArthur River and Key Lake processing operations because the market remains oversupplied and prices are too low to restart idled production.Shopify Inc. (TSX:SHOP). E-Commerce. Down $3.70, or 1.63 per cent, to $222.85 on 197,893 shares. The Canadian e-commerce company says it will open its first bricks-and-mortar location in downtown Los Angeles at ROW DTLA, a historic district filled with shops, restaurants and offices.last_img read more

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

first_imgSome of the most active companies traded Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (16,416.98, up 101.90 points)Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Aerospace, rail equipment. Down three cents, or 0.63 per cent, to $4.73 on 8.05 million shares.Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Healthcare. Up seven cents, or 1.13 per cent, to $6.25 on 6.16 million shares.Manulife Financial Corp. (TSX:MFC). Financial Services. Up 72 cents, or 3.08 per cent, to $24.12 on 4.95 million shares. The company released results that showed profits up slightly. Adjusted net earnings of 70 cents per share were higher than the 65 cents per share expected by analysts according to Thomson Reuters Eikon.TAG Oil Ltd. (TSX:TAO). Oil and gas. Down three cents, or 7.5 per cent, to 37 cents on 3.97 million shares.Canopy Growth Corp. (TSX:WEED). Healthcare. Up $1.44, or 4.02 per cent, on $37.25 on 3.44 million shares.Kinross Gold Corp. (TSX:K). Down 10 cents, or 2.32 per cent, to $4.21 on 3.36 million shares.Companies reporting major news:Canadian Tire Corp. Ltd. (TSX:CTC.A). Retailer. Down $14.32, or 7.85 per cent, to $168.08 on 635,000 shares. The company that operates Canadian Tire, Mark’s, Sport Chek and other retailers released second-quarter results that fell below analyst expectations. The company said it had adjusted net income of $170.6 million or $2.61 per share, while analysts had expected adjusted earnings of $3.04 per share according to Thomson Reuters Eikon.last_img read more