first_img Struggling powerhouse The struggling powerhouse, which have already been disqualified from the Copa del Rey for fielding an ineligible player, will also have to be careful not to be caught by fourth-place Villarreal after Bruno Soriano scored his second of two goals deep into stoppage time to grab a 2-1 victory at Deportivo La Coruna. Benitez’s latest stumble, which arrived after losses at home to Barcelona and away at Sevilla and Villarreal in the last eight rounds, came in his return to a Mestalla Stadium where he established his reputation with two league titles and a UEFA Cup trophy. Benitez’s counterpart, Gary Neville, remained winless in his fourth league game since taking over at Valencia, but his team earned a morale-boosting result. Madrid’s strong start provoked panic in Valencia. Bale started the move with an audacious back-heeled flick to send Benzema’s pass to Cristiano Ronaldo, who slid the ball back for Benzema to slot his shot into the corner of the net. But instead of going for a second goal to finish the hosts off, Madrid let complacency creep in, and Valencia slowly began to push forward through midfielder Andres Gomes and forward Joao Cancelo. A Gomes incursion was only stopped when Pepe tripped him in the area, letting Parejo step up and level the score. Madrid recovered some of their attacking verve after the restart, but it was stalled by Kovacic’s sending-off for a lunging tackle on Cancelo in the 70th. Toni Kroos, however, placed a free kick for Bale to rise up and gracefully head in off the far post to momentarily restore Madrid’s lead. But Valencia charged right back to score when Rodrigo Moreno headed down a pass for Alcacer to nod home. Also Sunday, it was Athletic Bilbao 2, Las Palmas 2; Real Betis 0, Eibar 4; Granada 2, Sevilla 1; and Rayo Vallecano 2, Real Sociedad 2. BARCELONA, Spain (AP): Real Madrid squandered a great opening goal and a chance to catch Barcelona in the Spanish league standings when they slipped to a 2-2 draw at Valencia in a match it ended with 10 men yesterday. Madrid seemed set to romp to an easy victory after Karim Benzema finished off a superb move in the 16th minute, but Valencia’s Dani Parejo levelled from the penalty spot just before half-time. Gareth Bale headed Madrid back in front in the 82nd, despite his team playing a man down after Mateo Kovacic saw a direct red card, only for Paco Alcacer to strike right back for the hosts a minute later to spark a thrilling finish by both teams. Coach Rafa Benitez will face even more scrutiny after Madrid failed to capitalise on Barcelona’s scoreless stalemate at Espanyol on Saturday and remained two points behind the defending champions, which have a game to play. Madrid also fell four points behind provisional leaders Atletico Madrid, the only title contender to win this round. Benitez said: “I can’t stop some people from speculating” about his future. “What I can do is get the team to work hard like they did today,” he said. “We missed an opportunity – only if you look at the result. But the effort that my team made deserves more praise that anything else.”last_img read more

first_imgSo far, there has been excellent cooperation from the community regarding this investigation. However, there have been some individuals who have been less than forthcoming and somewhat uncooperative. To these people, we urge you to contact the investigators and tell us what you know.We want to reach the people who know, or have suspicions, about the bomber. Experience in these matters has shown that when the person is apprehended there will be a group of family, friends, co-workers or acquaintances who either knew directly or had made numerous observations that, if reported, would have helped stop the bomber.Investigators are confident that the person or persons exploding these bombs is from the local area and has a grievance with EnCana. They will have talked about those grievances to someone, possibly advocating or threatening violent action. This person will have knowledge of and possibly access to explosives. The following is a statement released by Sgt. Tim Sheilds – RCMP “E” Division Wednesday December 3rd about the EnCana Bombings:Good morning and thank you for coming. We are here today to discuss the ongoing investigation involving the bombing of two EnCana pipelines and one well-head that occurred in October. As much as possible, I will be giving you an update on where the investigation is at, and where we are going with it.- Advertisement -On October 7th, 2008, three letters were mailed from the Dawson Creek Shoppers Drug Mart. These letters contained a threatening handwritten message that was sent to The Coffee Talk Express in Chetwynd, The Dawson Creek Daily News, and the Encana Corporation. The message demanded that Encana cease all operations in the Toms Lake area by October 11th.On October 12th, the first of three explosions directed at EnCana facilities occurred. A second explosion was discovered on October 16th and a third on October 31st. All three explosions are believed to have occurred in the early morning hours.As part of the police investigation, investigators seized video tape taken from the inside of the Shoppers Drug Mart on October seventh – the day the letters were mailed. The photographs behind me are from that video tape and show eight people who mailed letters and have not been identified. Investigators need to speak with these people. If you are one of these people, or you know the identity someone in these photographs, please contact the tip line at 1-866-994-7473, or, call Crimestoppers at 1-800-822-TIPS.Investigators have taken the very unusual step of setting up a website dedicated just to these bombings. This website at DawsonCreekBombings.com, contains new information and photographs from the investigation. In addition, tips can be emailed directly to investigators from the website.Advertisement So far, only property damage has occurred. But protecting the person responsible by remaining silent, or failing to notify police of your suspicions, only enables the bomber to continue. In the event of serious injuries or death, their lives, and the lives of their families, and the lives of the victims families, are all ruined. It is important, as a community, that we all become involved. It is important, as a community, that we urge support for those who have information to act now.Advertisementlast_img read more