China suspends export permits from two Canadian pork plants says Ottawa

TORONTO — The federal government says it has been notified that China has suspended the export permits of two Canadian pork exporters.A spokeswoman for Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau says a formal notice of the suspension was received Wednesday after Customs China posted the information on its website.Kate Hawkins says it believes the cause of the action is administrative.Canadian pork producer Olymel LP says its plant in Red Deer, Alta., is one of two affected by the suspension. The other pork producer has yet to be identified.Spokesman Richard Vigneault says the Quebec-based company is assessing the situation, but so far there is no impact on production at the plant.The suspension comes as relations between the two countries have become tense following last December’s arrest in Vancouver of Huawei Technologies executive Meng Wanzhou on a U.S. warrant. China has since arrested two Canadians and halted canola imports from two Canadian companies. The Canadian Press read more

Halilhodzic Today Morocco is Not Ready to Qualify for 2022 World

Rabat – The head coach of Morocco’s national team, Vahid Halilhodzic, said on Tuesday, September 10, that he appreciated the spirit his squad showed in the two friendly games against Burkina Faso and Niger.Yesterday, September 10, Morocco played its second friendly this month against Niger.The national team defeated Niger by 1-0. Walid El-Karti scored the only goal of the match in the 21st minute. The first friendly match was against Burkina Faso on September 6. The match ended with a 1-1 draw. Commenting on the two friendly matches, Halilhodzic said that he is satisfied with the performance of the football players and their state of mind.However, the coach added that as of now, Morocco has no chance of qualifying for the World Cup.“Everyone must accept this little truth that always hurts.”The coach acknowledged that the players showed a very good team spirit during the two friendly games.However, the new coach believes that the Atlas Lions delivered a good performance.  The Bosnian coach surprised Moroccan fans by up for local players from the Moroccan league.The coach said that he observed different combinations of players to evaluate the potential of each on the ground in order to build his squad.The coach seeks to give every player in the national team an opportunity to showcase their skills in the field.Last week, Halilhodzic vowed to give a chance to all Moroccan football players representing the national team.“Nobody will be removed from the national team.” The coach said that the performance of the football players is the only condition for being part of the national team.The coach added that the team’s main goal is “to improve the FIFA World Ranking  and achieve the best results in the upcoming African Cup of Nations (CAN).” read more