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Braves spoil party for Leafs, steal 2-1 KIJHL win Saturday at NDCC Arena

first_imgIt’s not the result the Nelson Leafs expected.Two second period goals and a solid showing between the pipes by net minder Trevor Dilaure was enough to power the Spokane Braves to a 2-1 victory over the Nelson Leafs Saturday night in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action at the NDCC Arena.The loss, and only scoring a single goal, comes on the heels of a ten-goal explosion Friday in Grand Forks.“The boys were tired and their goalie got hot,” said Leaf captain Aaron Dunlap.“We had our chances but we just couldn’t bury them tonight,” Dunlap added.Nelson led 1-0 after one period as Dunlap scored an unassisted tally minutes into the game. The Leafs thought to have doubled the lead but the puck went in and came out the net so fast the officiating crew did not see the goal.In the second, Spokane scored twice as Emilio Trujillo and Kurtis Reading beat Adam Maida to erase Nelson’s slim lead.Spokane then tightened the thumb screws on the Leafs in the third, riding the play of Dilaure to secure the win despite being out shot 11-5 in the frame.“It’s just a matter of getting guys back,” said Dunlap when asked about the lack of consistency of late.“I mean we’re running so short . . .. We’ve been able to call on the APs (affilate players) but if we get our guys back I think we’ll be just fine.”The Christmas break could not come at a better time for the Leafs.However, Nelson has one more piece of business to take care of in the form of a home game Friday against Grand Forks.The player then have 10 days off before meeting defending KIJHL champion Beaver Valley in a home-and-home series.The return match is New Year’s Eve at the NDCC Arena.ICE CHIPS: Nelson completed a much-needed trade Friday when the club acquired Michael Rand from Grand Forks for future considerations. The Langley native needed to complete some off-ice dealings before joining the Leafs this week. . . . Nelson out shot the Braves 31-21. . . . Nelson continues to lead the Murdoch Division standings over Beaver Valley. The Hawks, which has played two less games than Nelson, posted a 5-4 overtime win Saturday over Fernie. Meanwhile, Castlegar blasted Columbia Valley. Spokane sits in fourth spot in the division, six points behind Nelson.last_img read more

Scorpions, Hurricanes in close battle

first_imgST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC): Nikita Miller has moved past Gudakesh Motie to become the leading wicket-taker in the WICB Professional Cricket League which resumed with the start of a lone fixture in round six yesterday. The Jamaica leg spinner’s four-wicket haul for 63 runs has taken his tally to 37 after a performance which helped bowl out Leeward Islands Hurricanes for 155 runs after tea. Hurricanes were blown away by Miller and his spin partner Damion Jacobs, the main destroyer with five wickets for 50 runs. At the close, the Scorpions were in trouble on 54 for the loss of four wickets after Rahkeem Cornwall dislodged openers Paul Palmer and John Campbell cheaply. Sent in by Jamaica Scorpions, Volcanoes cruised to 51 for the loss of one wicket by lunch after a quiet morning session. However, Hurricanes innings plunged into chaos in the post lunch session as Jacobs and Miller wreaked havoc. Daron Cruickshank struck a defiant 51 which contained eight fours while opener Montcin Hodge resisted with a knock of 41. Only two other batsmen, Jacques Taylor 18 and Jahmar Hamilton 13, got into double figures. Jacobs finished with five wickets for 50 runs, including the scalp of captain Nkrumah Bonner, who was caught behind without scoring moments after surviving a confident shout. At stumps, Scorpions, who lost Jermaine Blackwood for 26, were attempting a recovery on the back of an unbeaten 19 from Andre McCarthy. Cornwall has conceded 31 runs in taking two of the four Scorpions wickets to have fallen thus far.last_img read more

SEA Games: PH pugs start gold medal hunt

first_imgMOST READ Back then, the Philippines went home with five gold medals but there were more boxing events.Marcial will vie in 69kg-75kg, Fernandez in 52kg-56kg, and Kazakhstan President’s Cup champion Carlo Paalam in 46kg-49kg in the preliminaries starting at 3 p.m.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Joining them is two-time champion and Olympian Charly Suarez who will also vie for honor in 69kg-75kg.Bautista will go straight to the quarterfinals in 49kg-52kg division, needing just one victory to ensure at least a medal finish. Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ The same thing with 75kg-81kg bet Marvin John Tupaz, who like Bautista will start his quest on Monday. Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her Philippines’ Eumir Felix Marcial, right, celebrates winning the fight against Singapore’s Tay Jia Wei. Singapore SEA Games Organizing Committee /KUALA LUMPUR — Four of boxing’s “Super Six” begin their quest for gold medals Sunday in preliminary bouts in the Southeast Asian Games at MITEC Hall 8.Eumir Felix Marcial, Mario Fernandez and Ian Clark Bautista, champions of their respective divisions two years ago in Singapore, will lead the crew tasked to duplicate a daunting feat.ADVERTISEMENT 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Teen gunned down in Masbate Glittering start to Tabal’s journey to Tokyo Olympics Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano View commentslast_img read more

Bob Zimmer declared winner in Prince George-Peace River

first_imgPhoto: Zimmer (left) stands with two of his supports on election night in Fort St. John./ Sean AssorWith only 54 of 220 polls reporting results, Conservative candidate Bob Zimmer has been declared the official winner in the Prince George-Peace River riding.- Advertisement -Zimmer has led the way throughout most of the election night and beating out NDP candidate Lois Boone.He was officially elected as the Conservative candidate in mid March and replaces Jay Hill as MP for the riding after Hill resigned on Oct. 25, after 17 years in office.Despite running for federal politics for the first time, Zimmer is no stranger to elections, having been involved with politics since 1987 and even working on at least one of Jay Hill’s previous campaigns.The official final results will be posted shortly.Advertisementlast_img read more

Blatter backs 2026 World Cup in Morocco

first_img0Shares0000Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter told the media that he was tired of his never-ending corruption case © AFP / Fabrice COFFRINIZURICH, Switzerland, Mar 8 – Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter said Thursday that he is growing impatient with the corruption investigation which led to his and Michel Platini’s downfall.Blatter said “nothing” had happened since September 2015, the date of the opening of proceedings against him for “corrupt management” stemming from the two million Swiss Franc (1.8mn euro,) payment to Platini, the former head of European governing body UEFA, adding “it’s a bit long”. In a wide-ranging interview, the 82-year-old also expressed his support for the 2026 World Cup to be staged in Morocco and not awarded to the United States/Canada/Mexico bid.Blatter was president of FIFA from 1998 until June 2015 when he quit days after winning re-election for a fifth term as a wave of scandals broke.He was later banned from football by FIFA for eight years, a sentence then reduced to six years over a payment to Platini, his former friend and ally.Blatter said that he and Platini were the victims of a “double elimination.”“In certain circles they did not want Platini to become president of FIFA because he was the reason the 2022 World Cup was not awarded to the USA (but to Qatar). And others, including some within FIFA, said ‘we’ve had enough of Blatter’.”Blatter also said he wants the 2026 World Cup to be staged in Morocco, claiming that joint bids are a “nightmare”.“My heart beats for Africa,” he said. “After the 2002 World Cup in Japan and South Korea, we came to the conclusion that having co-organisation was a nightmare.“We decided that as long as we had a single nomination, it would be privileged. It was a written law. If Morocco is able to organize this World Cup with 48 teams, then it must be chosen.”Meanwhile, Blatter said that many of his positive contributions at FIFA have been ignored or dismantled.“We worked on a medical strategy,” he said adding that after successor Gianni Infantino’s arrival, “FIFA immediately put an end to the health program, it’s a mistake.“We had created a committee against racism, it was not very active, but it was there. It has also been removed. Racism is still there.”-‘Show me more respect’-“When I left, FIFA’s finances were booming, with $1.4bn in reserves,” Blatter said.“They could therefore show me more respect.”Infantino has also changed the personnel of the ethics committees.That, said Blatter, can only further delay his attempt to have his sentence overturned“How can they reopen the case with the new members of the ethics committee? They will take at least a year to understand the case.”Unlike Blatter, Platini has fought his own, four-year, ban in the civil courts. After being rebuffed by a Swiss tribunal, the Frenchman appealed to the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg.The lawyers of both men were summoned two weeks ago by the Swiss courts in Bern.“Two weeks ago the Swiss court heard the Platini clan in Bern, my lawyer was also present and he again showed that the payment to Platini was done correctly,” Blatter explained.Platini is 62 and Blatter believes he could still have a future in UEFA or FIFA.“Platini is young and I know he thinks about it,” Blatter said. “Surely he thinks of it, he cannot give up like that, because he is suffering now. A return? It would be really deserved.”Blatter also wants to be cleared.“I wish we could finish,” Blatter said. “What I want to do is work alongside Swiss justice but also find the arguments necessary to obtain a reversal of the decision of the (FIFA) ethics commission.”0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Exclusive – Howard Webb on hanging up his whistle and his new role with the referees’ association

first_imgHoward Webb joined the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast on Thursday after announcing his retirement from refereeing.The 43-year-old will take up a new role as technical director of the referees’ association, the Professional Game Match Officials Limited.Webb, who officiated the World Cup and Champions League finals in 2010, says he is hoping to use his experience to help his former colleagues and a new generation of referees.“It was a difficult decision to hang my whistle up but I just felt it was time for a new challenge. I felt I achieved everything I could coming off the back of the World Cup in Brazil in the summer,” he said.“I’m hoping one of the positive things I can bring to the development of the next generation of referees is understanding the mental resilience they will need and prepare them for the challenge.“I’m keen to equip the next guy coming through as well as possible.”last_img read more

Man to be sentenced for vicious Letterkenny stabbing

first_imgA former gym owner and doorman will be sentenced next week after an attack which left a man with seventeen stab wounds during a row in a Co Donegal apartment.Dubliner Kenneth Broe man was found guilty of “intentionally and recklessly” stabbing Kristian Shortt during the row in Letterkenny ten years ago. Broe, of 15 Alderwood Green, Springfield, Tallaght, was also found guilty of assault causing harm in the incident.The attack resulted in Mr Shortt spending two weeks in intensive care in hospital and receiving two “life-saving operations” after he suffered stab wounds to the neck, chest, head and back areas.So bad were his injuries that Gardai could not tell if the victim was a male or a female when they arrived at the scene of the gruesome attack.Kristian Shortt said that after drinking in a number of venues in the town, he and the accused had gone to the flat of Damian O’Connor above Victor Fisher’s shop at Upper Main Street in the early hours of October 9th, 2008.The witness and the accused had got into an argument and had threatened one another.Mr Shortt recalled a pair of scissors having been produced before he was stabbed repeatedly. The accused had used all his power and force during the attack, he claimed.Broe had been arrested in Monaghan after he and a friend had taken a taxi to Dublin on the day after the assault.When arrested Broe was found in possession of €1,100 of cocaine and he later admitted guilty to the possession of the cocaine.A medical report revealed Mr Shortt had been stabbed a total of seventeen times – three or four times in the neck, three in the back of the head, three in the chest and also wounded in the hands and back area.He had been taken to Letterkenny General Hospital before being transferred to St Vincent’s Hospital in Dublin.He spent two weeks in intensive care and underwent two life-saving operations.A previous trial involving the case had collapsed on the second day of evidence at Letterkenny Circuit Court.After a six-day trial, Broe was found guilty and the case was put back until yesterday for sentence.The court was told that the Director of Public Prosecutions found the offences were in the upper end of the scale of such offences.Among the reasons for this was the sustained and vicious nature of the assault, the fact that it was unprovoked and also the use of a weapon.The court was told that Broe has a number of previous convictions going back to 1991 including road traffic, criminal damage, breach of the peace and public order.He was also jailed for three years with the last year suspended after he attacked a club patron and bit off some of his ear while he was working as a doorman in Dublin.Barrister for Broe, Mr Colman Fitzgerald said the reason his client fought the case at all times was that he did not believe he was capable of such an attack on Mr Shortt.He added that his client also suffered from depression and was prone to excessive drinking.Several references were read out on behalf of Broe including one from a shopowner in Dublin who revealed how Broe had donated all the equipment from his gymnasium to his local community when it closed down.Mr Fiztgerald added that there was no premeditation in the attack and that he did not intend to do any harm to Mr Shortt or somebody that came his way.He added that he has had to live with this hanging over him since 2008 and despite a tragedy in his family five years ago he has become a very different person.Judge John Aylmer said he was adjourning until next Wednesday.Man to be sentenced for vicious Letterkenny stabbing was last modified: December 17th, 2018 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:attackcourtdonegalKENNETH BROEstabbinglast_img read more

OLYMPIC LEGEND RONNIE DELANY IS GUEST OF HONOUR AT 40TH DONEGAL SPORTS STAR AWARDS

first_imgRonnie winning gold in 1956HE WAS a legend and still is a legend – the inspirational Ronnie Delany will be back at the Donegal Sports Star Awards for its 40th birthday celebrations at the end of the month.The wonderful annual celebration of sport in the county – supported by Donegal County Council – will once again be hosted in the superb surroundings of the Mount Errigal Hotel in Letterkenny.More than 190 sports people and teams have been nominated and short-listed across 40 categories. When Ron Delany earned a gold medal by finishing in first place in the 1500 metres event at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, it ended a 24 year Irish wait for gold.And it was to be another 36 years before we saw gold again when Michael Carruth took first in boxing in Barcelona in 1992.Retiring from competitive athletics in 1962, he has secured his status as Ireland’s most recognisable Olympian as well as one of the greatest sportsmen and international ambassadors in his country’s history.The Wicklow man will certainly get a warm Donegal welcome at the awards night on Friday, January 29. OLYMPIC LEGEND RONNIE DELANY IS GUEST OF HONOUR AT 40TH DONEGAL SPORTS STAR AWARDS was last modified: January 12th, 2016 by John2Share 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:DONEGAL SPORTS STAR AWARDSronnie delanylast_img read more

Bush awards 14 Presidential Medal of Freedom

first_img Bush saved Ali for last. “When you say, `The Greatest of All Time is in the room,’ everyone knows who you mean,” Bush said. “It’s quite a claim to make. But as Muhammad Ali once said, ‘It’s not bragging if you can back it up.’ And this man backed it up.” Ali sat unsmiling, showing no reaction. Then Bush jokingly mimed a few punches in Ali’s direction. Ali didn’t disappoint, coming right back at Bush to make a small circular hand movement – and then repeating it toward the cameras just to be sure he’d been seen.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week This year’s 14 recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the government’s highest civilian honor, were divided about equally between sports and entertainment celebrities and prominent figures from the more sober worlds of economics, science, letters and policy. They ranged from Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan to Vinton Cerf and Robert Kahn, who designed a language for data transmission that gave rise to the Internet, and to golfer Jack Nicklaus and actor Andy Griffith. Only one – Paul Rusesabagina, the hotelier whose shelter of hundreds of people from the 1994 Rwandan genocide was the subject of the movie “Hotel Rwanda” – was under 60. Actor Don Cheadle, who played Rusesabagina in the movie, sat on the edge of his chair toward the back of the audience, snapping pictures. White House stewards – and even Bush himself – stepped in to help several recipients navigate the nearly hourlong ceremony. Ali suffers from Parkinson’s disease and other ailments, and radio personality Paul Harvey, former Rep. Sonny Montgomery and Soviet historian Robert Conquest are all well into their 80s. The other winners were: Gen. Richard Myers, the recently retired chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and baseball great Frank Robinson. Aretha Franklin couldn’t hold back the tears. Carol Burnett pranced coquettishly for the cameras. Muhammad Ali, though unable to walk unassisted, mimed boxing jabs with President George W. Bush. Having the president fasten the Medal of Freedom around your neck while an announcer booms your life’s greatest accomplishments apparently does something even to those most accustomed to fame and fortune. “All who receive the Medal of Freedom can know that they have a special place in the life of our country, and have earned the respect and affection of the American people,” Bush said Wednesday as he gave the awards. Last year, Bush chose three architects of his Iraq agenda as the sole award winners – and drew fire for it. last_img

Brand Africa to announce continent’s most admired and valuable brands at fourth annual Brand Africa 100

first_imgJohannesburg, South Africa, 14 October 2015 – Brand Africa is to release its highly anticipated fourth Brand Africa 100: Africa’s Best Brands rankings of the Top 100 Most Admired and Most Valuable brands in Africa at a gala event at Sandton Convention Centre on 22 October 2015.• Download press release• Download media invitationThe rankings, first launched in 2011 at the second Brand Africa FORUM, have been held in Johannesburg, South Africa in 2011 in partnership with Brand South Africa, in Nairobi, Kenya in 2014 in partnership with the Kenya Securities Exchange and in New York in 2013 partnership with African Business ion the sidelines of the UN General Assembly.This year, the scope and sample countries have been vastly expanded from a base of 8 countries in the past years to 22 countries covering every leading African economy, all 5 political regions and economic zones – making it the only and most representative and comprehensive pan-African study on brands in Africa.Brand Africa 100 is a proprietary approach developed by Brand Leadership Group in partnership with Brand Finance plc, the world’s leading independent valuation consultancy, TNS, the globally respected consumer knowledge and information company and Geopoll, the leading mobile survey platform with a database of nearly 200m users in emerging markets.“These rankings are an important metric of the progress Africa is making in building made in Africa brands and challenging the dominant non-African brands in Africa which over the years have accounted for 80% of the most admired brands in Africa and a dominant 99% share of the value of the Top 100,” says Thebe Ikalafeng, Founder and Chairman – Brand Africa.“While non-African brands dominate Africa because of their sheer volumes, historical admiration and investment, it is important for Africa’s ultimate economic independence that it competes for a larger share of its own consumer base, which is estimated will reach a population of 2bn by 2050 and achieve consumer expenditure of $1 trillion by 2020. Equally, the license for non-African brands to thrive in Africa will be determined no longer by history and economic might, but by how they adapt to the evolving and increasingly assertive African consumer who demand brands that reflect their needs, conditions and ambitions.”The Gala will be hosted by Brand South Africa and supported by Brand Finance, TNS, Geopoll, SA Mint, Fresh RSVP, SA Mint, African Business, CNBC Africa, M&G Africa, African Media Agency, Blue Media and Fresh RSVP.Simphiwe Dana, a multi-platinum-selling award-winning South African Afro-Jazz-Soul singer and songwriter and Congolese-born TRESOR, a multi platinum selling DRC born singer-songwriter will entertain the guest, who will be feasting on the pan-African culinary delights of award-winning and international culinary star and Foodnetwork host, Siba Mtongana.The Brand Africa 100® results will be published by African Business magazine on sale globally from the 26 October 2015 and online by Mail & Guardian Africa post the awards, and broadcast on CNBC Africa in an awards highlights special.Brand Africa (www.brandafrica.org) is a brand-led pan-African intergenerational movement to inspire a great Africa through creating a positive image of Africa, celebrating its diversity and driving its competitiveness.last_img read more