Report: Belgium 3 Egypt 0

first_imgBelgium 3 Egypt 0: Lukaku and Hazard on target for smouldering Red Devils Dom Farrell Last updated 1 year ago 04:49 6/7/18 Hazard - Cropped Twitter @BelRedDevils Belgium’s array of star names turned in a dazzling first-half display in Brussels as Egypt keenly felt Mohamed Salah’s injury absence. Romelu Lukaku and Eden Hazard were on target as Belgium continued their World Cup preparations with a dominant 3-0 win over Egypt.Manchester United striker Lukaku completed another 45 minutes on the back of Saturday’s 0-0 draw against Portugal after an ankle injury ruined the end of his domestic season, and he opened the scoring in Brussels despite a dreadful earlier miss.Hazard, along with Kevin De Bruyne, was often at the heart of Belgium’s best work and came through some rough treatment from Hector Cuper’s side before capitalising on a defensive collapse seven minutes before half-time. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Roberto Martinez rung the changes at the break, with an inevitable impact upon his team’s earlier fluency, but they nevertheless remained in total control against an Egypt side badly missing the cutting edge of injured talisman Mohamed Salah.One of the replacements, United midfielder Marouane Fellaini, added Belgium’s third in stoppage time.Belgium face Costa Rica next Monday in their final warm-up for a World Cup group including Panama, Tunisia and England, while Egypt’s next fixture comes in Group A against Uruguay.Our first half goal scorers ! @hazardeden10 & @RomeluLukaku9 #REDTOGETHER  #BELEGY #WorldCup — Belgian Red Devils (@BelRedDevils) June 6, 2018 De Bruyne drilled across goal early on but a sliding Lukaku and Yannick Carrasco were unable to finish.Ahmed Fathy was booked for scything through Carrasco in the seventh minute, following Tarek Hamed’s yellow card for a similarly robust challenge on Hazard.A more constructive Egyptian contribution came when Mohamed Elneny saw a 20-yard piledriver blocked by Laurent Ciman but smart interplay from Hazard and De Bruyne soon had the hosts back on the front foot – veteran goalkeeper Essam El Hadary at full stretch to push Dries Mertens’ shot over the bar.Mertens then turned provider with a delicious cross from the right flank, only for Lukaku to inexplicably half-volley wide from two yards.Striker Marwan Mohsen headed Egypt’s best chance wide from Mohamed Shafy’s left-wing delivery before Lukaku made amends in the 27th minute, converting when El Hadary failed to push Hazard’s shot to safety.Hazard crashed over before gaining the goal a sparkling showing deserved, although the Chelsea star’s dinked 12-yard finish only came after woeful defending from right-back Fathy.The goalscorers made way amid a quartet of half-time changes for Belgium, while El Hadary was replaced by Mohamed El-Shenawy in the Egypt goal.Paris Saint-Germain right-back Thomas Meunier fired just beyond the top-right corner in the 61st minute, with one of the replacements, Nacer Chadli, creating the opening.El-Shenawy bundled unconvincingly to safety after Lukaku’s understudy Michy Batshuayi engineered space in the box, while De Bruyne shot too close to the Egypt goalkeeper from a 25-yard free-kick after a driving run was unceremoniously ended by Sam Morsy.Batshuayi was wasteful once more when fellow sub Adnan Januzaj weaved through some challenges but the striker proved a more adept provider, driving at a flagging defence and cutting back for Fellaini to slam home and complete a night of numerous positives for Martinez. read morelast_img read more

Governments of Canada and Ontario invest in Torontos iconic cultural and entertainment

first_imgAdvertisement TORONTO, April 30, 2018 – Investing in cultural infrastructure helps Canada preserve the experiences of its people and places, and inspires visitors to explore and understand the world around them. The governments of Canada and Ontario recognize that strategic investments in public infrastructure—including funding for cultural projects—play a key role in supporting dynamic communities while creating good jobs that help grow the middle class. Advertisement The Honourable Bill Morneau, Member of Parliament for Toronto Centre, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; the Honourable Charles Sousa, Ontario Minister of Finance, on behalf of the Honourable Bob Chiarelli, Ontario Minister of Infrastructure; and Deane Cameron, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation of Massey Hall and Roy Thomson Hall, today announced $60 million in federal-provincial funding for the Massey Hall Revitalization project.The Government of Canada is contributing up to $30 million to this project through the Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Component–National and Regional Projects, and is being matched by the Government of Ontario, which is also contributing $30 million. Combined, this represents almost two-thirds of the estimated $94 million total project cost. The Corporation of Massey Hall and Roy Thomson Hall—a charitable, not-for-profit organization—is responsible for the balance of the funding through its newly launched Massey Hall Forever fundraising campaign. Located in the heart of downtown Toronto, Massey Hall is an internationally renowned performance venue that contributes to the lives of Canadians through arts, employment, and cultural celebrations. Through this Revitalization project, the exterior and interior of the 124-year-old National Historic Site will be fully restored, and a new addition will be connected through the construction of a new 7-storey South Tower.The expanded footprint will provide much-needed space to enhance artist and patron amenities while also making the building fully accessible. In addition to the 2700 seat auditorium and revamped Centuries performance space in the original building, the new structure will house a third stage featuring a 500-capacity venue. This new venue will accommodate a wide range of artists and cultural events to help bolster the Corporation’s commitment to artist development, education and community outreach. The Revitalization project will ultimately enable Massey Hall to continue to inspire and entertain Canadians for another century and beyond.Quotes“Places like Massey Hall are vital part of our communities – they bring together artists, families, neighbours and friends, and give all of us a chance to celebrate the many cultures that make up our country. A revitalized Massey Hall in Torontowill also attract more visitors and create more opportunities for people to work, play, and enjoy our city.”The Honourable Bill Morneau, Member of Parliament for Toronto Centre, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities“The revitalization of one of Canada’s premier performing arts venues is an example of our commitment to investing in Canada’s creative and cultural future. The renovation and expansion of Massey Hall will ensure its continued and significant contribution to Canadian culture through education, employment, and world-class performances for generations to come.”The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage“Massey Hall is one of our iconic cultural spaces where great Canadian artists have performed for more than a century. Our investment to expand this institution means people in Ontario will continue to enjoy this venue for years to come with new larger event spaces that are fully accessible.”The Honourable Charles Sousa, Ontario Minister of Finance, on behalf of the Honourable Bob Chiarelli, OntarioMinister of Infrastructure“On behalf of the Board of Directors and staff at the Corporation of Massey Hall and Roy Thomson Hall, a heartfelt thank you to the governments of Canada and Ontario for believing in the Massey Hall Revitalization. Today’s announcement marks one of the most extraordinary days in Massey Hall’s 124-year history. This support will allow significant opportunity and prosperity for Canadian artistic communities and music fans coast-to-coast. This support also ensures the continued operational sustainability of Massey Hall and continue its legacy as Canada’s premiere and most beloved music venue.”Deane Cameron, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation of Massey Hall and Roy Thomson HallQuick factsThe Corporation of Massey Hall and Roy Thomson Hall is a charitable not-for-profit organization operating two of Canada’s premier concert halls. Showcasing the world’s greatest performers in all disciplines, the two halls are also prominent venues for diverse activities in the business and entertainment district of downtown Toronto.The Massey Hall Revitalization project marks the final phase in the overall initiative to restore and renovate Massey Hall. Phase 1 was completed at the end of 2016 and Phase 2A involved design and planning work, as well as the construction of the South Tower basement.The Government of Canada will invest more than $180 billion over 12 years in public transit projects, green infrastructure, social infrastructure, trade and transportation routes, and Canada’s rural and northern communities.$25.3 billion of this funding will support social infrastructure in Canadian communities.Ontario is making the largest infrastructure investment in hospitals, schools, public transit, roads and bridges in the province’s history – $230 billion over 14 years. To learn more about what’s happening in your community, visit linksInvesting in Canada: Canada’s Long-Term Infrastructure Plan: in Canada plan project map: infrastructure investments in Ontario: Better Lives: Ontario’s Long-Term Infrastructure PlanMassey Hall Revitalization: @INFC_engWeb: Infrastructure Canada Advertisementcenter_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: Facebook Twitterlast_img read more