Knights tame Coyotes 4-0 to advance to play Rebels in KIJHL Final

first_imgThe Castlegar Rebels finally have an opponent to play for all the marbles in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League.After watching the Osoyoos Coyotes storm back to even the Okanagan Conference Final, the North Okanagan Knights scored three times in the opening period en route to a convincing 4-0 victory in Game seven of the beste-of-seven Conference Final Sunday in Armstrong.The Knights win the series 4-3 and now advance to meet Kootenay Conference Champion Castlegar in the KIJHL Championship. Game one of the best-of-seven final goes Tuesday in Castlegar.Mat Lambert and Derek Andrews scored one minute apart in the first period to give North Okanagan goalie Dustin Nikkel all the support he would need to backstop the Knights to victory.Colton Thibault also scored in the first period.Andrews, shorthanded in the third, completed the scoring.Nikkel stopped all 33 shots by the Coyotes.last_img read more

Sorry Leaf fans: Hawks take control of series; Border Bruins edge Rebels in OT

first_imgFor some reason the Beaver Valley Nitehawks have a way of playing just well enough and just a little bit better than the Nelson Leafs.The Hawks squeaked out another one of those nail-biting victories Friday night at the NDCC Arena, dumping the Leafs 6-2 to take a commanding 3-0 lead in the best-of-seven Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Murdoch Division Semi Final Series.Beaver Valley can complete the sweep Saturday night in Nelson when the teams meet for Game four of the series at the NDCC Arena.“It was a great win of us tonight,’’ said Hawks head coach Terry Jones from outside the winner’s dressing room.“I thought it was a pretty gritty effort tonight, by both teams,” Jones added.“I thought in the first period there wasn’t much out there . . . guys were battling hard but once we got that first goal one we seem to relax a little bit and get some confidence.”After a scoreless first period, Hawks Jace Weegar got the visitors going six minutes into the second period.Nelson bounced right back, tying the game at 1-1 on a goal seconds later by Levi Hulston.However, Devin Nemes teamed up with Tyler Ghirardosi and Evan Gorman for a picture-perfect marker to give Beaver Valley the 2-1 lead after 40 minutes.Nelson came out with some jump in the third, looking for the equalizer.The Leafs got a chance to tie the game when Hulston found himself in all alone on Beaver Valley netminder Tallon Kramer.But Hulston, shooting for the top corner, fired a shot wide of the net. “Of course we want Levi to scored, but you’re not going to score on every shot,” said Leafs captain Rayce Miller.“The next one is going to go in . . .. That’s the mindset you have to have. That’s what we tell each other, you miss one the next one is going in.”Minutes later the Hawks made the Leafs pay when Ghirardosi scored the first of two in the period and Dylan Heppier added a power play goal.Andy Fitzpatrick pulled the Leafs to within a pair with a special teams goal.But the Hawks scored twice with Leafs goalie Josh Williams on the bench for an extra attacker to secure the four-goal victory.“I thought our third period was a real good period,” Jones said.“We just played it the right way and we worked real hard on the defensive side.”“But that team doesn’t quit over there,” Jones added.“They work hard and got some guys that just keep battling.”Beaver Valley out shot the Leafs 31-26 in the game.Kramer won his second game of the series in goal for the Hawks.Meanwhile, Josh Williams, who had a bounce-back game for the Leafs after getting pulled during Game one of the series, took the loss.“We just come ready to go,” said Miller when asked how the Leafs can extend the series.“We wipe the slate clean and play the same way we did today and come to the rink ready to go.”ICE CHIPS: Nelson once again played the game without a full compliment of players. Defenceman Dash Thompson returned to the lineup, but Cleary Ambrose did not play leaving the Leafs with 16 skaters . . . . The game saw more than 500 fans attend. . . . If a fifth game is necessary it will be played Monday night in Fruitvale. . . . In Grand Forks, Austin Dean scored in the second overtime period to give the Border Bruins a 3-2 victory over the Castlegar Rebels. Shayne Pluto and Chad Grambo also scored for Grand Forks while Darren Medeiros and Chris Breese replied for the Rebels. The Bruins now lead the best-of-seven series 2-1 with Game four Saturday in the Boundary City.last_img read more

WI Women urged to improve fielding

first_imgDURBAN, South Africa (CMC):Assistant coach Ezra Moseley, has said that West Indies Women need to improve heading into the Twenty20 series against South Africa, despite winning the just concluded one-day international series.The Caribbean side beat the Proteas Women 2-1 in the three-match series in East London, but Moseley said that the performance was not up to their usual standards and pointed to the fielding as one area that needed enhancing.”It’s always good to win a series away from home although in my opinion, I don’t think we played to the best of our ability,” the former West Indies seamer said.”I was satisfied because it’s always nice to win, but we left Barbados saying we were going to look to win all three, but there were things that happened along the way. We had the captain (Stafanie Taylor) getting injured for the last game, and also the Knight sisters (Kyshona and Kycia) were out for most of the series and only Kyshona played.”We were happy in the end to win 2-1, but there are certain areas we need to brush up on. Our fielding during the tournament was not up to good standards, so that is something we have to work on going forward into the T20s and also into the World Cup.”West Indies Women will turn their attention to the three-match T20 series, which bowls off at Kingsmead today.last_img read more

NBA looking into 76ers’ Ben Simmons talk with Lakers

first_imgLATEST STORIES NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers PLAY LIST 01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra MOST READ Philadelphia 76ers’ Ben Simmons reacts after being fouled during the second half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets, Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, in Philadelphia. Philadelphia won 117-110. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)NBA officials are investigating whether any tampering rules were violated following reports of the Philadelphia 76ers’ Australian star Ben Simmons seeking a meeting with Los Angeles Lakers president Magic Johnson, ESPN said Monday.Sixers general manager Elton Brand said Simmons had expressed an interest in talking to Johnson, but the team will not allow a workout for the Lakers. Simmons shares an agent with Lakers star LeBron James.ADVERTISEMENT “He has taken interest in chatting with some of the game’s all-time greats and we’re supportive,” Brand told ESPN.The issue began Sunday when the Lakers lost at Philadelphia and Lakers president Johnson, a legendary player in his day, told reporters that Simmons had reached out wanting to set up a chat for after the season.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“I said, ‘Hey, you’ve got to clear that with the league,’ and if everybody — the Sixers sign off, we sign off, the league signs off — fine, I will do that,” Johnson said.“I love his game. I love his vision. I love also, too, he’s very, in terms of basketball IQ, very high.” Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James, left, goes up for the shot as Philadelphia 76ers’ Ben Simmons, center, of Australia, and Jimmy Butler, right, look on during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, in Philadelphia. The 76ers won 143-120. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)Brand said he spoke briefly with Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka on the subject and knows Simmons’s agent, Rich Paul, is a long-time pal of James, but isn’t worried about any tampering, even though an NBA spokesman told ESPN the league is looking into the contact between the Lakers and Simmons.“No issue,” Brand said. “I have a great relationship with Ben and Rich and we expect him to be a Sixer for a long time.“I had brief dialogue with Rob Pelinka, who I’ve known for a long time, but nothing is planned. Our collective focus is on making a post-season push.“Again, we’re not sweating this — end of story.”Brand said he told Johnson more than a month ago he would not allow Johnson and Simmons to work out together. Both are large point guards and versatile playmakers.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Healthy Derrick Rose, Jeff Teague lead Timberwolves past Clippers Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title The Lakers were recently in talks with New Orleans for another of Paul’s clients, Anthony Davis, but no deal was struck by last week’s trade deadline.Johnson was fined $50,000 last year after comments made about Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

US$100M capital fund for Guyanese entrepreneurs launched

first_img…Govt urged to liberate Guyanese of “digital constipation”Guyanese entrepreneurs will soon have the opportunity to access financing as a Guyana-born businessman and telecommunications expert, Mike Singh on Saturday launched a US$100 million venture capital fund at the 2018 Digital Wealth Creation Summit.Telkom Caribe Group Chairman and CEO Mike SinghSingh, who was one of the featured speakers at the event held at the Marriott, which saw the attendance of hundreds of persons, said that many brilliant ideas died because very often borrowers did not have the collateral to access loans.While declaring that sometimes banks “kill entrepreneurship”, Singh, the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Telkom Caribe Group, a telecommunications company based in Miami, Florida, announced the setting up of this fund to the applause of a receptive audience of mostly young people.Singh, whose business has offices in Abu Dhabi and South Africa, was critical of Government’s efforts to promote and capitalise on the use of modern digital technology. He shared with the audience how surprised and shocked he was that almost the entire hinterland region was without Internet.The Indigenous people of Guyana account for 12 per cent of the total population, and they should demand from Government that they too are connected, he said. “If I were them, I would have hold whoever is in power and say that ‘don’t fix the net, we not voting for you’. They are Guyanese too and they are being left behind,” he told a cheering audience on Saturday.Speaking of his experience of working and travelling to different countries around the world, Singh said even Afghanistan in the midst of war had Internet service, but the Kaieteur National Park had “literally no Internet there”.A section of the gathering at the Digital Wealth Creation Summit held over the weekendThe businessman and philanthropist said for the coastal region, the bandwidth was also poor and stated that it must be improved in order for Guyana to reap the full benefits of digital wealth. “What we need is fibre. We don’t need 50 megawatts, we need one gigabyte,” he asserted.Singh continued, “Because you cannot fuel innovation and wealth creation in the country in the Internet age unless you have bandwidth. Bandwidth helps to fuel intellectual capital growth and innovation. Your competition is not here in Guyana, but some man from India, or Shanghai.”While declaring that many jobs would be replaced with technology in the near future, Singh said before Guyana could begin to create Internet wealth and Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) companies, “we need to solve the bandwidth quagmire and liberate the people of this country from the digital constipation they are forced to live with”.Intellectual capitalAnother important topic Singh touched on was the need to safeguard intellectual capital of locals. The businessman is of the strong opinion that the laws in relation to this are sadly inadequate. He has advised that policy decision makers have more discussions around this with the aim of trying to set a stage for this to take effect in Guyana. This area, he claimed, has the potential to create massive wealth.Singh also raised concerns over the country’s reluctance to embrace fully the new Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6). This most recent version of the Internet Protocol (IP), the communications protocol that provides an identification and location system for computers on networks and routes traffic across the Internet, is already being used in many countries, especially those in the developed world.The Summit, which was hosted for the second year, was aimed especially for entrepreneurs (whether veteran or aspiring); service professionals; students; or anyone who has a burning dream and desire to do what they love and to relentlessly pursue their dreams.Some of the speakers and presenters included: Dr Rosh Khan, the brain behind the event who is the CEO of the Masterclass Institute and SocialRankMedia as well as the local franchise holder/lead consultant of FranklinCovey; Public Telecommunications Minister Cathy Hughes; Gabriel Abed, the founder of, a Barbados-based blockchain startup; Ramesh Persaud, the CEO of the Institute of Private Enterprise Development (IPED); Valrie Grant, founder and Managing Director of GeotechVision, and Samantha Sheoprasad –a 2017 recipient of the Queen’s Young Leaders Award.last_img read more

Doctor attacked at West Dem Hospital

first_img…Regional Administration should take responsibility – MinisterThe security concerns of doctors and hospital staffers were raised again following an attack by a drunken patient, on a doctor at the West Demerara Regional Hospital (WDRH) on Sunday.According to Police D Division (West Demerara and East Bank Essequibo) Commander Leslie James, the incident occurred around 20:30h when a male, middle-aged patient arrived at the Hospital’s Accident and Emergency Unit complaining of pain in his left arm.He was then attended to by a male doctor, who informed him that he would require an x-ray and referred him to a private institution, since the service was not available at the time. The patient, in his drunken state, began hurling indecent language at the doctor and then proceeded to ‘chuck’ him.James said another patient observed the incident and intervened. Following the intervention, the relatives of the doctor’s assailant joined in and a scuffle ensued. Security was unable to control the situation and the Police were called in.The disarranged room following the ordealThe parties involved were all taken to the Vreed-en-Hoop Police Station, where statements were taken and the alleged assailant was sent for medical treatment. James added that the Police were still conducting their investigations and were awaiting a report from the Hospital on the extent of the damage to its property.Junior Public Health Minister, Dr Karen Cummings on Monday told Guyana Times that the issue had been brought to her attention and it would be dealt with by the Police. She added that it did bring the question of security for doctors into question, but said that that was the primary responsibility of the regional administrations and where the blame should fall.Region Three Chairman Julius Faerber said that he was unaware of the incident, and efforts to contact Regional Executive Officer Dennis Jaikarran proved unsuccessful.A source at the Hospital told this publication that the security guards were often overworked and underpaid. The source added that the institution required baton and armed guards, since this was not the first incident wherein doctors and hospital staffers have been assaulted.last_img read more

Trial begins in car-to-car shooting

first_img 165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! NORWALK — Oscar Rubio bled to death in minutes after a shot was fired into his chest that fractured his rib, and punctured his lung, aorta artery and heart, a medical examiner testified Wednesday. Opening arguments were heard and testimony began in the trial against Randy Aguila, 19, of Pico Rivera on Wednesday. Aguila is charged with murdering Rubio, 26, of Whittier on Sept. 22, 2005 in a car-to-car shooting. Aguila was arrested for the murder nearly two months after the incident, on Nov. 20, 2005 when sheriffs deputies accidently stumbled upon a murder confession in his car.last_img

LATEST ODDS: Portugal backed to beat Poland in Euro 2016 showdown – Coral DD

first_imgCoral’s Simon Clare joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.Football is BACK tonight as Portugal take on Poland for a place in the Euro 2016 semi-finals and it’s LIVE on talkSPORT!Cristiano Ronaldo and co are odds on favourites at 4/7 to go through, but could Poland produce a shock result?Star man Robert Lewandowski is yet to score in France but will still be a very real danger for the Portuguese. The Bayern Munich man is 6/1 to score in a Poland win, while the underdogs are 11/8 to progress.Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfastlast_img


first_img“Kids eat FREE this Sunday with a special exclusive visit from The Minnions and Elsa from Frozen”After a record breaking Summer providing fast paced breakfast and lunches combined with top quality dinners to all their loyal regulars and the passing trade of one of Donegal’s busiest thoroughfares, Mairtin and the team at Kelly’s Diner have reminded us its business as usual and that they are more prepared than ever to uphold their mantle of the best family dining experience this side of the Atlantic!Launched in Spring this year the American Roadside Diner has been a massive success this Summer with the American themed menus (and portions!) providing a huge hit. And now to complement the American theme they have incorporated some timely “September Specials” including the very popular Family Feast Meal Deal at only €19.95 which includes a large pizza, 2 baskets of chips, sausages, buffalo wings, dips and a large bottle of cola… “Sure you couldn’t cook it for it!!”Pressed on the newest additions, Diner Manager Leah McNulty responded “We try to change our menus and offerings in line with both seasonal demands and also from all the feedback we get.“Now that it’s back to school time, we are offering complimentary tea/coffees to all the super mums and dads needing that well earned rest this coming Tuesday morning from 9-11am AND as it’s the last weekend of the holidays, not only do KIDS EAT FREE this Sunday but we have a special exclusive to Kelly’s Diner a visit from none other than Elsa from Frozen and Kevin from The Minnions!”Both will be arriving in Kelly’s at 2pm and are looking forward to face painting, dancing, photographs and singing with all the kiddies in Kelly’s! “Don’t forget we still allow a generous rate on sterling and situated only 25mins from the borders of Derry an Tyrone, we can guarntee better value than any of our Northern counterparts”, Leah added.Finally, their Early Bird Breakfast’s are still only €5, You just try finding a seat!! KIDS EAT FREE AS THE MINNIONS AND ELSA VISIT KELLY’S ROADSIDE AMERICAN DINER was last modified: August 28th, 2015 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:Kelly’s American DinerletterkennyMountain TopThe Minnionslast_img read more


first_imgSLIMMING WORLD: It’s hard to believe next week is the first week of May, the end of another long winter and most of us are looking forward to long, balmy summer days or at the very least, warmer rain!But some of us won’t be looking forward to the summer; for some of us it’s our most miserable time of the year. If you struggle with your weight, the warm summer days that everyone else looks forward to can be absolute hell on earth. Not feeling comfortable or confident enough to remove the winter layers, suffering physically with the heat, the list is endless.And if you went through this on previous years and promised yourself that this year would be different then you’re going to feel even more despondent. But, wait a minute, what did you try? That diet that you went on, did it expect you to survive on meagre amounts of food? Did you find that you weren’t able to live a normal life? Or worse still, did it mean that you were surviving on pills, potions or shakes instead of real food? That exercise plan- were you trying to run 10k in the morning, a kettle bells session in the afternoon and a weight training session at night? All unrealistic, all unsustainable, all dangerous and all designed to make you fail!So why not try something different? A weight loss plan where you’re in control, where you decide what weight you want to be and where you do all that at your own pace in a warm and caring environment by eating real food.The exercise? Yes, it’s important, but guess what? It will also be when you’re ready and at your own pace. At Slimming World we have almost 50 years of experience in helping our members lose weight, live their lives, reach their targets and more importantly, maintain those targets.Each and every week we encourage and support members to make long term, sustainable life changes that will help them achieve those dreams. And starting next week, we’ll be writing a fortnightly column, sharing that knowledge and expertise with all of you. Put simply, we know you’re amazing and we know that together we can do amazing things.Anne Marie Mc Gee:Anne Marie is a busy mum of 4 who runs the Slimming World groups in Newtowncunningham and Buncrana.  She has been working with Slimming World for four years now having lost over 2 stone herself with Food Optimising.  She loves that it suits her busy life and she can cook the same meal for the whole house, with both teenagers and toddlers this suits her perfectly.Her groups meet in Buncrana every Tuesday in The Inishowen Gateway Hotel at 9.30am, 5.30pm & 7.30pm and in Newtowncunningham every Wednesday in The Columban Hall at 5.30pm & 7.30pm.For more information contact her on 086-0848705 or on Facebook at Bond:Letterkenny based consultant Catherine joined Slimming World as a member 7 years ago. As a mum to four, she loves how the plan fits in perfectly with family life and went on to lose over 3 stone. She has been enjoying helping members achieve their weight loss goals for almost 5 years. Catherine’s groups are every Thursday in St Eunans GAA clubhouse at 9.30am, 11.30am, 5.30pm & 7.30pm. If you would like to find out more you can contact Catherine on 086 3962666 or find her on Facebook at Donna Gillespie: Donna has been a Slimming World consultant for 4 years. She runs her groups in the Villa Rose Hotel, Ballybofey, every Tuesday at 9.30am, 11.30am, 5.30pm & 7.30pm. She’s a mum of 3 and has lost over 4 stone herself with Slimming World. She loves the fact that the plan allows her the flexibility to do whatever she wants and she’s never hungry! If you’d like tocontact Donna for more information you can call her on 087 6264618 or find her on Facebook at O’Donnell:Slimming World consultant Geraldine joined Slimming World 7 years ago, as a mother of 2 girls she wanted to lose the baby weight in a healthy way that she could sustain without turning to pills or shakes. Geraldine lost over 3 stone and the plan fitted in perfectly with her busy family life and the whole family now enjoy a new healthy way of eating. She’s been a consultant for 3 years and her groups are in the Cathedral Hall, Raphoe on a Tuesday night at 7.30 pm and in the Mulroy Woods Hotel, Milford on a Wednesday night at 5.30pm and 7.30 pm if you would like any further information contact Geraldine on 0863348048 or find her on Facebook at Mc Colgan:Roisin has been a Slimming World consultant for 4½ years. She runs her groups in The Colgan Hall, Carndonagh every Thursday at 9.30am, 11.30am, 5.30pm & 7.30pm. The group has gone from strength to strength and has received a Pearl award. A mum of two children who are very sporty she knows the importance of healthy eating for the whole family and loves the way Slimming World suits. If you’d like to contact Roisin for more information you can call 087 7658900 or message her on her group Facebook page at Wylie:Sandra struggled with her weight for 20 years, until Slimming World come to Northern Ireland 10 years ago.  She’s been a consultant for 7 years and her groups are on a Monday in The Vestry, St Conals at 5.30pm and 7.30pm and on a Wednesday in the Mount Errigal Hotel at 10.00am, 12.00noom, 5.00pm and 7.00pm. Her Mount Errigal group achieved Gold Status in March 2013. Sandra says that Slimming World has changed her life completely, not only her own weight loss, and confidence but her career as well. If you would like more information on these groups call Sandra on 086 0792558 or on Facebook at WORLD – HOW YOU CAN LOOK STUNNING THIS SUMMER was last modified: April 25th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:FeaturesfitnessnewsSlimming Worldsummerweight losslast_img read more