Ross backstops Rebels to 2-0 win, series tied at 2-2

first_imgBy The Nelson Daily SportsThe Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Final is now down to a best-of-three series.Timely scoring and a 21-save performance from goalie Alex Ross powered the Castlegar Rebels to a 2-0 victory over the Osoyoos Coyotes in game four of the KIJHL Final Wednesday night at the Complex in the Sunflower City.Game five in the series is set for Friday in the Osoyoos Sun Bowl where the Desert Dogs have been almost unbeatable.The teams return to Castlegar for game six Saturday at 7:30 p.m.If necessary, game seven will be played Monday in Osoyoos.Second period goals by Kootenay Ice affiliate player Jesse Knowler, with his eighth of the playoffs, and Taylor Anderson, was all the scoring Castlegar would need. The Rebels out shot the Dogs 14-7 in the frame.But this night belonged to Ross who completely frustrated the Coyotes through 60 minutes.Castlegar out shot the Dogs in the game 28-21.last_img read more

Parker shatters record en route to gold at Grand Forks meet

first_imgNeptune’s Devyn Parker glided to a new record en route to capturing the gold medal at the Grand Forks Piranhas Swim Meet Saturday in the Boundary City.Parker earned the mark in the 100-meter backstroke event at the second meet of the Kootenay Summer Swim Association season. The victory powered the division five swimmer to the gold medal in the aggregate race with 36 points.With only 11 swimmers entered in the B-meet, Nelson Neptunes were no match in the team standings, finishing fifth overall.“Grand Forks is a “B” meet which means if you have an A level time in an event you cannot compete,” said Nelson coach Michelle Lorusso.“We only had 11 swimmers at this meet, with five scratches that day.  All of them again swam awesome and (finished with) best times.”Host Grand Forks won the event with 482 points, more than 100 ahead of Colville Sharks from Washington State.Castlegar finished third with Trail Stingrays fourth. Creston Waves took sixth spot.Nelson’s Matthew Holitzki claimed the silver medal in division two boys while Nava Sachs took second spot in division three girls.The Neptunes are back in the water this weekend when the club travels to Trail to compete in the Stingrays Meet Saturday and Sunday.sports@thenelsondaily.comlast_img read more

‘The Factory’ is green

first_imgSintes, Miguel Gutiérrez and Morante, three of the pearls of Juvenil A. The quarry as a vaccine against the economic crisis it is causing and that will leave behind the Covid-19. That is the recipe that Javier Tebas has recommended to the clubs LaLiga to sustain spending, including Real Madrid. But what is in Factory white that could make an immediate jump to the first team? The Juvenile is still cooking …In Valdebebas there is talent approaching the limits of the first team, also in Juvenil A by Dani Poyatos. There is a quartet of caliber players, all of them U19 internationals: Miguel Gutierrez (left side), Pablo Ramón (central), Xavi Sintes (midfielder) e Ivan Morante (midfielder, recently signed from Villarreal). All four entered the last U19 roster and they are Generation Z of Madrid, but they have not even acted with Castilla. Not a party between all. The closest to the first team has been Gutiérrez. Zidane does know him, because he made him play against Galatasaray in the Audi Cup last summer, but the same thing happens to him as to Fran García. Being Madrid’s left back is very expensive.Whether you can promote them to the first team now or not, the club is still trying to find jewelry. He does it with the peace of mind that, if the door of the first team is closed, they will also generate benefits in the accounts of the Madrid entity. In the last decade it sold stonemasons for € 245M, Factory it’s a mine. In one way or another, Valdebebas always produces. Castilla have not been a reliable element this season. Raúl’s work has been left unfinished. But you can draw conclusions. In goal and defense there has not been a superlative footballer this season. Altube (20 years old), chosen by Zidane to be the third goalkeeper, has not excelled in the 12 games he played with the subsidiary: only in two did he leave his goal at zero. Belman (21), the other tenant of the goal, is injured. If we move, line by line, forward, there are hardly any certainties. Only Fran García (20) on the left side has been really constant. Bolaños de Calatrava’s roadrunner has already debuted with the first team and is a round-trip player of the likes at the Bernabéu. But his bad luck is that would have to enter the most competition area per square meter of the club. As ‘three’ are Marcelo, Mendy, Achraf could play there and Reguilón hopes to return. As central, one of the big bets is Mario Gila (19), who has just been renewed until 2024. He is an U-19 international, but his experience is limited to 21 matches in the Second B. From the source (21) has lived an irregular season and already stuck to the other band, there has been no owner in the competition Guillem-Sergio López on the right side …The highlight of Raúl’s subsidiary comes in a very specific position, the core. The Cordovan pair Antonio Blanco-Miguel Baeza. The first, champion of Europe with the U19, is a midfielder with manners and leadership. Perhaps, along with his countryman, the most outstanding of this castillista generation. Baeza (20), a few meters ahead, scores the goal. He was the top scorer of Castilla (nine goals) before the break. Offers have and probably if the economic crisis in football progresses over time, the more interested there will be.center_img The shadow of injuriesThe problem of calibrating the preparation of white promises is complex. Gelabert, Pedro, Rodrigo Rodrigues… several of the players with the best potential have suffered serious physical mishaps in recent months. Gelabert is highly valued in Valdebebas and has offers from abroad, but two injuries (knee and clavicle) in the last two seasons they have become an unknown quantity. This course, with Castilla, only 13 appearances. Too little to break through. Pedro was the starting point for Castilla (four goals in 18 days) and in the summer he had rejected Primeras, but he also stopped his knee in its tracks. He is recovering from a ruptured crusader, internal and external meniscus. Rodrigues, Brazilian from the Calafat factoryFor his part, he is in the process of recovering a meniscus and his return to the playing fields is uncertain. It will be one more ‘signing’, but it is not yet clear when. Even the Argentine Feuillassier, another who moved into the orbit of the first team with a debut included in 2017, was slowed by a crusader break. Gelabert, on the Di Stéfano lawn.last_img read more

Lennon are female champions again … Beat XLCR on penalties to retain title

first_img Lennon had the better play for most of the game with Gordon, Shanesia Smith, Judian Jones and Christine Graham putting the Xavier Gilbert-coached team on the defensive for most of the regular time, but lacked the quality to get the job done. Excelsior were not totally outplayed and did have their moments. They relied heavily on the presence of Tarania Clarke and her deliveries from set-pieces. For losing coach Gilbert, his team exceeded his expectations this season. “The girls were every disappointed they didn’t win, but I am proud of them, we did not expect to reach this far. We did not execute well (penalties) but their legs were tired and I don’t know if played a part,” he said. Lennon High School defeated Excelsior High 2-0 on penalty kicks in the ISSA Schoolgirl football final at Prison Oval yesterday, to win their seventh championship and their second in succession. After battling to a 0-0 regulation and extra-time scoreline, Renae Gordon and captain Petakaye Green converted from the spot for the Clarendon-based school, while Excelsior missed all their four kicks. Lennon had to go through extra-time and penalties in the semi-finals against Denham Town on Tuesday and although they had to do it all over again coach Sherlon Lennon, said they were well prepared. “We got most of the chances in regular time, but we didn’t finish off the game and we had to go to penalties but we were well prepared for it, and winning the title and bringing it back to the community is a wonderful feeling,” he said. BETTER PLAYlast_img read more

Haslington shop owner stabbed to death by brother-in-law

first_imgDead: Terrence AdamsA father of eleven was on Thursday evening stabbed several times during an argument with his brother-in-law over undone work at his sister’s home at Haslington, East Coast Demerara. Dead is Terrence “Sleepy” Adams, 53, of Haslington. He was reportedly stabbed three times during a row at his shop at about 20:00h.Reports are the now dead man visited his sister, who resides in the same area, and was not happy about the condition of the surroundings. He expressed his unhappiness about the conditions to the brother-in-law who became annoyed.Adams subsequently left his sister’s house and went back to his businessplace but the man turned up there and an argument ensued. It was then the suspect whipped out a knife and dealt the man several blows.In a bid to escape, the injured man scaled a trench but collapsed a short distance away. He was picked up andThe shop where the stabbing incident occurredtaken to the Georgetown Public Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.When Guyana Times visited the area Friday morning, his house was tightly secured but not far away at his mother’s house, a brother, Maxwell Adams explained that he was at home when he received a phone call from his brother in Cayenne enquiring about the stabbing incident.A clueless Maxwell informed the brother that he was not aware and immediately promised to make some enquiries. He then went to his now dead brother’s shop where she saw a group of people and blood on the road.He was told that his injured brother was taken to the hospital. The aggrieved brother went on to say that he rushed to the hospital where he saw his brother lying dead on a stretcher. From indications, the man would have sustained a stab wound to his right arm, one in the vicinity of his heart and the other to his abdomen. While he did not know the circumstances surrounding the stabbing incident, he told Guyana Times that the argument stemmed from a statement his now dead brother made during a visit to his sister’s house. Apparently, he noted, his brother-in-law got offended but he is sure that a mere statement could not have triggered his brother-in-law to act that violently. “There is got to be something else… a statement alone to offend someone to that extent… I don’t think so”, the man stated. Nevertheless the suspect he noted, was arrested at the scene and taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital for treatment of a wound to his forehead. He was then taken into police custody.The brother described the now dead man as a simple individual who worked hard for what he had. He has never been in a police matter nor was he accused on wrong doings. The dead man leaves to mourn his mother, children and five siblings. Meanwhile, the police confirmed that the suspect is assisting with the investigations.last_img read more

Parliament security breached again, this time by singing woman

first_imgThe security of the National Assembly was breached again on Thursday when a woman, who mysteriously had managed to pass through the security in place, started to sing “God is watching us” after Speaker Dr Barton Scotland had ended the morning’s session of consideration of the budget estimates.The woman, who gave her name as Natalie McLennan, was reportedly seated in the Parliamentary Chambers on the Government’s side, and was quickly led out of the Chambers by security.However, the echo of her voice could be heard as she continued to sing the said song while being escorted out.McLennan reportedly told reporters that she had a right to listen to what was transpiring in the National Assembly.The first incident of the security being breach at the National Assembly occurred recently when a woman dressed as Santa Claus barged into the Chambers from the Government side, and was heading towards Leader of the Opposition Dr Bharrat Jagdeo during his budget presentation. This woman was later identified as a secretary to a Government Minister.On Monday, there was chaos in the House when Police ranks stormed the Chambers in an effort to remove an Opposition MP.The drama continued when, on Wednesday, two plain clothes Police officers posing as journalists were ordered to leave the National Assembly.last_img read more

NPSS students bake for Ghana

first_img– Advertisement -Students and teachers at North Peace Secondary School have been working overtime in the kitchen. Over the last week, students have baked over 200 pounds of fudge and over 200 dozen cookies and butter tarts to help fundraise for a trip to Africa.In the past, students have travelled to El Salvador to build schools. Next year two groups of students will go to Ghana in West Africa to help two orphanages.Derrick Laychuk, a teacher at North Peace is leading the group now called Visions of Change.[asset|aid=3343|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=c9e7a799c580188ab54e4192878f7433-Derrick – 1_1_Pub.mp3] Advertisement Photo:  Natasha helps wrap some of the 200 pounds of fudge made by students at NPSS – Adam Reaburn/Energeticcity.cacenter_img One group will travel to Africa during spring break, while the other will go once school is finished for the year.Most of the baked goods have already been pre-sold, but they hope to have some left over for the community to purchase.If you’d like to buy some of the baked goods or donate to the cause, call North Peace Secondary School or talk with any of the students making the trip.last_img read more

Hudson’s Hope calls on Premier to refer $7.9 billion Site C dam project to BC Utilities Commission

first_imgThe district also wants the BCUC to be given the mandate to complete a thorough review of the comparative costs and benefits of potential alternatives to the proposed Site C project.“Before spending $7.9 billion of taxpayers money on the proposed Site C dam and increasing the already enormous $62 billion provincial debt, the provincial government needs to do its homework to see if there are less costly alternatives”, said Hudson’s Hope Mayor Gwen Johansson.“B.C. Hydro has readily available generation capacity to meet demand until 2028”, said Mayor Johansson, “There is no crisis.  Let’s adopt the recommendations of the Joint Review Panel and allow the BCUC to do the job it was set up to do.  Let’s do our homework before we spend $7.9 billion of taxpayer’s money on what could well turn out to be a white elephant.”- Advertisement -The District of Hudson’s Hope, a community of 1,100 people in the heart of the Peace River Valley, will be impacted more than any other municipality by the proposed Site C dam. “The proposed Site C project would result in irreversible community and environmental impacts on the Peace River Valley, including some that may be impossible to mitigate,” Mayor Johansson added.The most exhaustive review of the proposed Site C project was conducted by the Site C Joint Review Panel (JRP) appointed by the provincial and federal governments. Advertisement “Our review clearly indicates that alternatives to Site C deserve much more serious consideration than they have received to date”, said Mayor Johansson, ” Some options have the potential to save B.C. taxpayers billions of dollars while at the same time avoiding the negative impacts of Site C.  Some very promising options, for example, geothermal, were inadequately investigated because of restrictive B.C. government policies.”“A full review by the BCUC of alternatives to the $7.9 billion proposed Site C dam is the minimum taxpayers should expect from a government with a Triple-A credit rating”, said Mayor Johansson. Their report was released on May 1, 2014.Given that 457-page report’s complexity, the district engaged Urban Systems to conduct a review of the JRP’s findings.“Based on a review of the JRP’s findings, available literature and other relevant information, the Urban Systems report concurs with the independent Site C Joint Review Panel: critical questions about the proposed Site C project and viable alternatives remain unanswered,” Urban Systems said in a report.In light of these uncertainties, the District of Hudson’s Hope, with support from Urban Systems, went on to review alternative energy futures including retrofits and upgrades, geothermal, renewables and energy conservation, natural gas/cogeneration, solar energy and micro grids.Advertisementlast_img read more

Pace admits errors made but stands by invasion

first_imgIn retrospect, he said, “you say you wish you knew, but you didn’t know on the way in.” A Vietnam veteran who became the first Marine to chair the Joint Chiefs, Pace, 61, became another political casualty of the Iraq war, more than four years into the conflict. Defense Secretary Robert Gates had planned to reappoint Pace for a second two-year term but in early June he changed his mind. Gates said he decided to replace Pace because the escalating discord – particularly in Congress – over the war would have triggered a bitter confirmation process, which would hurt the country. On Friday, Pace offered his most extensive public self-evaluation of his Joint Chiefs tenure – which has included two years as chairman and four years as vice chairman. Believing that the Iraqi army could be rebuilt, retrained and equipped by the end of 2006, Pace said that he did not – and never would think to – recommend in early 2006 that the size of the U.S. Army and Marine Corps be expanded. WASHINGTON – The U.S. military’s top general acknowledged Friday that he made mistakes in his early Iraq war strategy but said he still has no doubt that invading the country was the right decision. Marine Gen. Peter Pace, retiring chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and one of the war’s military architects, said he overestimated the ability of the Iraqi army to hold together after the invasion, and as a result underestimated the number of U.S. troops that would eventually be needed to fight the war. Offering a blunt assessment of the decisions and recommendations he made back in early 2003, an introspective Pace told Pentagon reporters that with the aid of 20-20 hindsight, it’s clear he made “errors in assumption.” “One of the mistakes I made in my assumptions going in was that the Iraqi people and the Iraqi army would welcome liberation, that the Iraqi army, given the opportunity, would stand together for the Iraqi people and be available to them to help serve the new nation,” said Pace, who will leave the chairman’s job on Oct. 1. “If I knew that the Iraqi army was not going to be available, then I probably would have made a different recommendation about the total size force going in.” But after the bombing of the revered Shiite mosque in Samarra in Feb. 2006, which unleashed widespread sectarian slaughter, it became clear that the U.S. would not be able to reduce force levels then and instead would have to beef up its own military to maintain troop rotations. So, by the end of the year, Pace and other military were endorsing an increase in the size of both the Army and the Marine Corps. Still, Pace said that after going back and reviewing his decisions, “I am comfortable in my own mind, with the things that I knew at the time, the recommendations that I made.” Further, he said, he has not wavered in his belief that the U.S. made the right call by invading Iraq.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

GAA NOTES: NAOMH MHUIRE

first_imgNaomh MhuireClub Registration is now due and it is important that all underage are registered for the commencement of competitions. Any members wishing to avail of the Club Donegal card for 2012 can pay for it on Friday also. This is for adults and children to cover the membership for 2012. Anyone who is not fully paid up before the 30th of March, will not have a vote in the club’s AGM, next year, and will not be considered for tickets in any County Game which may be all ticket games. All under-age players need to be registered to cover themselves for insurance against injury. Their will be a registration night in the banks for all under-age players this Wednesday evening from 8pm-9pm.Membership fees are: Adult, €30.00, Students €20.00 and Underage Players €15.00.The Seniors and Reserves get their Division 2 league campaign under way this weekend with the first trip an away journey to Malin. Throw in is 1:30pm for Reserves and 3pm for Seniors. The Under 10s beat Ballyboden St Enda’s and Ballyboden Wanderers to win back the James Maria Cup which was last won in 1995. Two great games of football. The under 12s beat Lucan Sarsfields and Ballyboden Wanderers to win the Jim Kearns Cup for the first time. Quality passing was the feature of both games by the young Naomh Mhuire lads. It was great to see all the hard work and training over the winter paying off for both teams. All players should be very proud of themselves and a huge thanks to all the coaches of these teams and to all who travelled at the weekend to Dublin. Maith sibh!!! Overall a great day in Ballyboden and with the two cups the teams took in the Donegal v Dublin game in Croke Park.Under 8 and under 10 training continues this Saturday and every Saturday in the banks. Please note the time is from 10am-11am.The under 14 boys have qualified for the finals of the Feile where they will meet Naomh Conaill, Aodh Ruadh and one other team. The games take place this Saturday with Glenties a probable venue.The under 16 boys will play at home to Killybegs this Sunday with a throw-in time of 12pm. Training for Peil na mBan in the banks at 8.30 Thursday night. Need all ladies players out training as league starts on 8th April. Anyone new players wanting to sign up for ladies or under age teams contact Donal O’Searcaigh, everyone welcome.Ádh mór ar ghirseachaí Scoil Rann na Feirste agus Scoil Anagaire atá ag dul go h-Áth Luain inniu (Dé Máirt) le páirt a ghlacadh i gCraobh na hÉireann i Lúthchleasa faoi dhíon do bhunscoileanna a bheas ar siúl Dé Céadaoin. Ádh mór ar Amy, Nicola, Ailíse, Rachel, Maria, Caoimhe, Tara, Orla, Sadhbha, Croíse, Amie agus Blessing.The Ulster Scór took place in St Cecilia’s School Derry on Saturday 24th March 2012 and Bridanna Ni Bhaoil again did the club proud. Bridanna a true champ of Naomh Mhuire and Rann na feirste. The Gaelic culture is in safe hands with Bridanna.Lotto details for week 21st March. Jackpot 1400 euro. No jackpot winner. There was one match 3 winner: Darren Gallagher, Loughanure. Numbers were 6-11-17-20.Check out our club website www.naomhmhuire.ie GAA NOTES: NAOMH MHUIRE was last modified: March 28th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:NAOMH MHUIRE GAA NOTESlast_img read more