first_imgAfter a scoreless first period, the Hawks took control of the game, scoring four times in the second period — including three goals in a four-minute span.Edwards led the charge, scoring twice with singles going to Calvin and Braden Fuller.Archie McKinnon, the hero in Game one of the series, Keanan Patershuk and Calvin scored in the third as Beaver Valley potted three power play goals.Patrick Zubick, who shutout the Hawks in Game two Saturday, survived 25 minutes in the Leaf nets before being pulled in favour of rookie Jason Mailhoit.Zubick, who toiled this season for the Castlegar Rebels, started his third straight game for Nelson after being an emergency call to the Leafs due to both Brad Rebagliati and Adam Maida out of the lineup due to injury.Beaver Valley out shot Nelson 44-24, including a 15-4 margin in the third period.Brett Clark was solid in the Beaver Valley nets to register the win.SERIES NOTES: The shutout was the second time this playoff season the Leafs have been blanked. Spokane Braves beat Nelson 3-0 in Game five of the Murdoch Semi Final. . . . Nelson’s Robson Cramer was handed a five-minute match penalty in the third period. The penalty carries an automatic  suspension. . . .Leafs high-scoring forward Jamie Vlanich was handed a check-to-the head penalty, that includes a 10 minute misconduct in the second period. . . .The four-point night powered Dallas Calvin into the KIJHL scoring lead with 15 points. Ryan Edwards is tied for second with 13 points, with two other players including Nelson’s Carsen Willans. . . . In Kimberley, the hometown Dynamiters took a 2-1 series lead over Creston with a 4-1 victory in the Eddie Mountain Final. After failing to score in Game two of the Murdoch Division Finals, the  Beaver Valley Nitehawks busted out of an offensive slump in a big way.The Hawks two-headed Monster — Ryan Edwards and Dallas Calvin — combined for nine points to lead Beaver Valley to a 7-0 shellacking of the Leafs in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Playoff action Monday night in Fruitvale.The win gives Beaver Valley a 2-1 advantage in the best-of-seven Murdoch Division Final with Game four Tuesday in Fruitvale.The series then shifts back to Nelson Thursday for Game five at the NDCC Arena.last_img read more

first_imgDHARAMSALA, India (AP):Jean-Paul Duminy struck a power-packed 68 off 34 deliveries yesterday to overshadow a sparkling century by Rohit Sharma as South Africa defeated India by seven wickets in the opening Twenty20 game of a three-match series.The left-handed Duminy virtually turned the match on its head with his undefeated assault, which included seven sixes and one four, to help South Africa reach 200-3 in 19.4 overs after India had put up a challenging 199-5 in their 20 overs.In the company of Farhaan Behardien (32 not out), Duminy dominated both pace bowlers and spinners with ease, smashing three successive sixes off left-arm spinner Axar Patel.Duminy and Behardien shared an unbroken 105-run, fourth-wicket partnership which came after South Africa had slipped from 77-0 to 95-3 after a fine opening stand between A.B. de Villiers (51) and Hashim Amla (36).”This was definitely one of my best innings,” Duminy said. “The way we started the innings was what we wanted in the chase … It’s a long tour for us but we have started well and we are happy with this performance.”Earlier, opener Rohit Sharma again displayed his prowess in limited overs cricket. He became only the second Indian to score a century in T20s with his 66-ball 106. Suresh Raina was the first with 103.Rohit, the only batsman in the world to score two double-centuries in one-day internationals, also became only the second Indian to score centuries in all three formats of the game after Raina.Rohit struck five sixes and 12 fours, which included a number of pull shots on a pitch that played true. He shared a 138-run, second-wicket stand with test captain Virat Kohli (43) as the two dominated the middle overs and put the team in a position to score well over 200.last_img read more

first_imgKINGSTON College’s Aryamany Rodgers continued his fine forms as he posted a commanding win in the boys Open 1500m at Saturday’s staging of the JAAA/Puma Development meet at Kirkvine, Manchester.Rodgers, who has been dominant on the road so far this season in 5k events and who posted a quick 15:18 in the 5000 metres at The Purewater/Danny Williams Development meet at Jamaica College recently, took the chance to show his all-round ability. Leading from start to finish, Rodgers pulled away from his rivals to post a good 4:17.58. Rajees Haye of Maggoty High was second in 4:29.57 with third going to Teahjmair Harrison of Hydel in 4:31.86.Like she did a week ago where she dominated the 100m, Edwin Allen’s Tia Clayton was too good for her rivals as she won the Class Four 200m in 23.78 seconds. Aliyah Blair of St. Jago, who defeated Clayton several months ago at the JTA Primary Championships had to settle for second in 24.74 seconds, with her teammate Brianna Lyston coming in third in 24.89 seconds.Edwin Allen also had wins in classes three and one. Last year’s double Class Three sprint champion Kevona Davis continued her impressive form this season to win the Class Three event in 23.16 seconds, as Sashieka Steele was second in 23.34 with third going to Seleisa Palmer of Edwin Allen in 23.73.There was a sweep in Class One for Edwin Allen led by World Under 20 representative Patrice Moodie, who was first in 23.74, as teammates Shellece Clarke 23.83 and Kimone Muschette 23.90 finished second and third respectively .In Class Two it was Holmwood Technical’s Kishawna Wallace who came out on top in 23.32 seconds ahead of Vere Technical’s Ti-Anna Dawkins, 23.46 with third going to Kaja Francis of Manchester High in 23.97.GC Foster College and MVP Track Club athletes shared the spoils among club competitors. GC Foster College swept the men’s Open 400m with Colin King taking the event in 51.06 seconds, ahead of teammates Vashaun Grant, 51.26 and Shemar Brown, 51.91.Kemar Eldemire took the men’s 800m for GC Foster College in 2:04.60 ahead of Fabian Hutchinson of Knox, 2:04.66 and Rogay Henry (GC Foster) 2:05.90.Shereca Hemmings and Jhevaughn Young of MVP took the top places in the women’s and men’s 200m. Henry won the women’s event in 23.98, while Young’s winning time was 20.93.Kingston College athletes dominated the 400m taking two spots in two of the three classes. In Class One there was a clean sweep of the top three spots for the North Street school. Nathaniel Bann was first here, finishing in 51.11 ahead of Jhevaughn Matherson,51.34 with Romel Plummer taking third in 51.63.Rayon Campbell took top honours in Class Three in 56.2 ahead of David Martin of St Elizabeth Technical, 56.58 as Shemar Pearce of Petersfield, 56.88.last_img read more

first_imgFatal accidentsA Post Mortem Examination (PME) conducted on the body of 25-year-old Intiaz Muhammad, who was run over by a car in Linden on Sunday, has given the cause of death as multiple crushing injuries consistent with a motor vehicular accident.The labourer, of Tuschen Housing Scheme, East Bank Essequibo, met his demise in the wee hours of Sunday following an accident which occurred along the One Mile Public Road in Wismar.According to reports, the deceased was lying on the roadway when he was run over at about 03:00h by a hire car bearing registration number HC 8814, being driven by a resident of Wisrock, Linden.The driver has since alleged that he had been blinded by the bright lights of a vehicle proceeding in the opposite direction. He reportedly told investigators that, as a result, he drove over the now man, who had been lying at the side of the road. Reports are that the driver had stopped for a while, but drove away sometime later. Muhammad was later picked up by an ambulance and taken to theClayton Docton SkybarLinden Hospital Complex (LHC), where he was pronounced dead on arrival. Police say the driver later turned himself in at the Wismar Police Station.The motor car, which was damaged, has also since been impounded as Police continue their investigation. ‘E’ Division (Linden-Kwakwani) Commander Linden Lord on Monday confirmed that the driver remains in Police custody. Lord noted that legal advice is being sought; and once charged, he is likely to appear in court on Wednesday.Meanwhile, the PME conducted on the body of Mabura fatal accident victim Clayton Docton Skybar has indicated that the 16-year-old miner died of multiple injuries consistent with a motor vehicular accident.The PME was conducted at the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPHC) on Monday. The drivers of the two trucks involved in the accident, which occurred in the vicinity of 58 Miles along the Mabura Road on Friday, have since been released from Police custody after being granted station bail.The trucks reportedly collided at about 11:30h in the vicinity of 58 Miles, Region Ten (Upper Demerara-Berbice).According to ‘E’ Division (Linden-Kwakwani) Commander Linden Lord, the drivers are required to report to the Mackenzie Police Station daily.He also noted that legal advice will be sought on the way forward with the case, as he pointed out that either driver has given Police a conflicting story regarding what had transpired.According to information from Police, at the time of the accident, the deceased, along with three passengers, was seated in the tray of GPP 4923 with trailer THH 9317, driven by a 23-year-old resident of Helena Number 1, East Coast, Demerara (ECD), when it collided with GTT 2531, driven by a 41-year-old of Timehri Public Road, East Bank, Demerara (EBD).The truck in which Skybar was a passenger was reportedly laden with lumber and was heading to Linden, while the other was said to be heading into Mabura. Following the incident, Skybar was rushed to the Linden Hospital Complex (LHC), where he was pronounced dead on arrival.last_img read more

first_imgBoth Napoli and Juventus turn their focus back to their duel at the top of the Serie A league after a week of mixed fortunes in European action for Italian teams.Napoli — who lead Juventus by one point — host SPAL who occupy the first relegation spot as Juventus look for a derby boost at Torino, days after throwing away a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 with Tottenham at home in the Champions League.“The team didn’t play with the right attitude for the colours they represent and the story it represents. This has disappointed me a lot,” said Sarri.“The mentality must always be the right one. Games can be won or lost, but the mentality must always be right.”Sarri, whose side had dropped to the second-tier European competition from the elite Champions League, insisted the goal remained a first Scudetto since the glory days of Diego Maradona back in 1990 — but he wanted to see more character from his side.“It is clear that the primary objective is the championship, but in Europe we have to understand that we need consistent performances to avoid making a bad impression.”– ‘Hot on Napoli heels’ –Allegri said he would not be dwelling on the Spurs draw ahead of Sunday’s league return game at Torino, who they crushed 4-0 back in September at the Allianz Stadium.There was good news for the Juventus boss as Paulo Dybala, Sami Khedira, Mario Mandzukic and Benedikt Howedes all returned to training on Friday, although Blaise Matuidi is still recovering from a muscle strain.“We will have Dybala and Matuidi back in time for Wembley,” continued Allegri, “but now this match needs to be put aside so that we can concentrate on Serie A and stay hot on the heels of Napoli.”AC Milan were the only positive note in Europe with their 3-0 Europa League win against Ludogorets in Bulgaria as Atalanta and Lazio both lost their first leg ties.Inter Milan, in third after claiming their first win in two months last weekend, travel to Genoa on Saturday looking to keep ahead of pursuing AS Roma and Lazio.Inter are 15 points behind leaders Napoli with Roma just one point behind Luciano Spalletti’s side in the final Champions League place for next season and Lazio a further point adrift.Inter captain Mauro Icardi and Ivan Perisic are still making their way back from injury and are expected to miss the game in Genoa.AC Milan host Sampdoria in a clash that could have significance for their push for European football next season with the side from Genoa in sixth, the final Europa League place, three points ahead of Milan.“It’s a very important game against Sampdoria and we do not want to fail at home,” said in-form Milan striker Patrick Cutrone.Roma travel to mid-table Udinese ahead of next week’s Champions League trip to Shakhtar Donetsk, with Lazio, who suffered their third consecutive Serie A defeat 4-1 to Napoli last week, followed by a 1-0 Europa League loss in Bucharest, hoping to stop the rot at second-from-bottom Verona on Monday.Atalanta, just behind Milan in eighth, host Fiorentina, three places below, following the side from Bergamo’s 3-2 Europa League defeat to Borussia Dortmund.FixturesSaturdayUdinese v AS Roma (5pn); Chievo v Cagliari (8pm), Genoa v Inter Milan (11pm)SundayTorino v Juventus (2:30pm), Benevento v Crotone, Bologna v Sassuolo, Napoli v SPAL (all 5pm), Atalanta v Fiorentina (8pm), AC Milan v Sampdoria (10:45pm)MondayLazio v Verona (10:45pm)0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Napoli coach Maurizio Sarri said he wanted to see more character from his side after their 3-1 Europa League defeat to RB Leipzig © AFP/File / MARCO BERTORELLOMILAN, Italy, Feb 16 – Napoli coach Maurizio Sarri blasted his side’s “bad attitude” in a 3-1 Europa League defeat to RB Leipzig on Friday but stressed that his team’s focus this season was on the Serie A title.“It was a bad defeat, we lacked enthusiasm, hunger and determination,” said Sarri after the last 32, first leg loss at a sparsely attended San Paolo Stadium in Naples.last_img read more

first_img Rovers’ New Lawn will host the friendly clash Marcelo Bielsa kicks off his Leeds United tenure with a friendly against Forest Green Rovers.The ex-Marseille and Lille boss is back in management and hoping to return Premier League football to Elland Road for the first time in 14 years. 2 Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes who plays? What is the team news?Bielsa is yet to really make his mark on the transfer market.United have brought in Lewis Baker and Jamal Blackman, both from Chelsea, on loan.Whilst Rovers have been very busy, bringing 11 news faces in as they look to consolidate their position in the Football League. predicted Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener How Man United could line up for Newcastle clash – will Pogba start? gameday How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? How Liverpool could line up at Leicester with midfielder set for lengthy absence center_img possible xi Getty FOOTBALL LATEST NEW ERA Getty What time is kick-off?This pre-season friendly is the first for Leeds, whilst Rovers played out an incredible 6-6 draw last time out against non-league side Weston.The match will be held at the New Lawn on Tuesday, July 17.Kick-off is at 7pm.How can I live stream the match?Despite no TV channel showing the game, you can stream through Leeds TV.Head to Leeds’ official website, where the match will cost £3.99 to watch using the online player. ALTERED Bielsa’s last job was a disastrous spell with Lille How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? 2last_img read more

first_imgTHE PRESIDENT of LYIT Paul Hannigan has briefed county councillors on the future of higher education in the county today and insisted the institutions future development must have a cross-Border element.Mr Hannigan addressed councillors on the possibility of merging with other institutions in the Republic as part of a Higher Education Authority review.He ruled out the possibility of LYIT becoming a specialist institution, which is one of the HEA’s defined proposals. He said that in 2008, LYIT set out to create closer links with the University of Ulster. This was, he said, a coherent way forward and LYIT was designated as a UU institution.Under the current programme for Government however, there is no specific commitment to cross-Border higher education.He said there were now issues with the University of Ulster (UU) because student fees are smaller in Co Donegal and there is a fear from the UU that students would choose to come to Letterkenny over northern campuses.The HEA has now placed LYIT into the Border/Midlands/West education cluster. LYIT is in discussions for that cluster to become a technological university, said Mr Hannigan.Cllr Marie Therese Gallagher expressed concern that the cross-Border strategy on education had been done away with by the Government.Cllr Dessie Larkin agreed with that view – saying he wanted Donegal County Council to lobby for the continued development of a cross-Border education strategy.“The cross-Border strategy has disappeared off the political agenda in the past year and that has made it extremely difficult,” Mr Hannigan said in response.“It is our view that the technological university discussions must be cross-Border but it is now no longer on the political landscape. “There has to be a cross-Border element to our future.”Earlier the LYIT President said that institution had a good record of attracting students locally.He said 46% of graduate students last year went on to further study, with 34% finding employment.The rest were taking time out or continuing to look for jobs. Donegal, he said, also had a very good record in retaining graduates within the geographical region.“That’s something we don’t hear enough about,” he told councillors.Follow us on us on DEVELOPMENT MUST HAVE CROSS-BORDER ELEMENT – HANNIGAN was last modified: March 26th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:HEAD OF LYIT BRIEFS COUNCIL ON THE FUTURE OF HIGHER EDUCATIONLYIT DEVELOPMENT MUST HAVE CROSS-BORDER ELEMENT – HANNIGANlast_img read more

first_imgA motorist in Letterkenny who was previously disqualified from driving has been caught in Letterkenny today. Gardai with the Letterkenny Traffic Unit stopped the driver on the N13 outside the town.The driver has been arrested and now faces a day in court. Gardai have shared a photo of the car which was detained today as a warning to others of the consequences of breaking traffic laws:Gardai arrest disqualified driver caught behind the wheel in Letterkenny was last modified: January 26th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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)last_img read more

first_imgOAKLAND – The whistle shrieked once again in DeMarcus Cousins’ ear, which represented the soundtrack to his frustration. In the Warriors’ 128-95 loss to the Boston Celtics on Tuesday at Oracle Arena, Cousins struggled in so many areas. He struggled with his shooting, scoring 10 points while going 4-of-12 from the field and 0-of-5 from 3. He struggled with his defense, as the Celtics became the latest team to expose his ongoing adjustments with his conditioning and switching. He struggled with …last_img read more

first_imgThe Victoria Falls – “the smoke thatthunders” – on the Zambezi River, on theborder of Zimbabwe and Zambia. The flag of Zimbabwe, showing thecountry’s ubiquitous bird motif.(Images: Wikipedia) RELATED ARTICLES• Return to Zimbabwe• A holiday – in Zimbabwe?• To Zim, with love, Jenny• Zim schooling gets $70m boost• The Tour de Kruger – a wild rideMEDIA CONTACTS• Zimbabwe Tourism+263 4 752570 / ThurmanAs we passed through the entrance to the Victoria Falls, it was there to greet us again: the ubiquitous, mysterious bird that appears on Zimbabwe’s national flag and coat of arms, as well as in countless sculptures and statuettes across the country.There was some disagreement among our group as to the bird’s provenance. Two Zimbabweans were at loggerheads. One insisted that it was a purely mythical creature, based on soapstone renderings found at the ruins of the Dzimba dza mabwe, or Great Zimbabwe. The other felt that it depicted a real bird species – but couldn’t remember which one. So the South Africans offered some (admittedly unhelpful) suggestions: a fisheagle? A francolin? A griffin-like composite of different species?Conversation was abruptly ended by our first, breathtaking view of the falls. It was towards the end of a rainy summer, with the mighty Zambezi River at its fullest and most powerful and the sheer volume of water producing the famous “smoke that thunders”, such a thick mist that the lower half of the dizzying 100-metre drop was obscured.Purists prefer the dry winter months, when the sense of vertigo is greater, but during a summer visit you not only see and hear the falls, you feel them too. It’s a curious but invigorating sensation – standing in the rain under a clear blue sky. And the rainbows are spectacular.We forgot all about the puzzle of Zimbabwe’s avian emblem as we admired the vistas across the world’s biggest waterfall. In the days that followed, our minds were occupied by other concerns. A three-iron or a driver off the first tee at the Elephant Hills golf course? A vertical bungee jump off the bridge that connects Zimbabwe and Zambia, or an equally terrifying gorge-swing? A helicopter flip or a walk with lions?And, the most difficult decision of all, which is the superior local beer – Zambezi or Bohlingers?But let’s not be too trivial: there are serious questions to address when it comes to travelling in Zimbabwe. The ethics of tourism in a country with such profound social, political and economic problems have been a worry to potential visitors. Is it right to stay in luxury accommodation and enjoy the delights on offer at Vic Falls when millions of Zimbabweans are starving and oppressed?Even before the 2009 formation of the unity government, however, locals gave an unequivocal response: yes. Tourist revenue, limited though it was – especially as more and more travellers preferred to see the Falls from the Zambian side – provided a lifeline for many Zimbabweans during the worst years. Thousands are employed in the service industry at Vic Falls, with families in Harare, Bulawayo and elsewhere dependent on their income. And despite government tariffs and “unofficial” charges, the portion of each tourist dollar that went to President Robert Mugabe’s coffers was comparatively small.A measure of stability has been achieved since “unity”, although petty rivalries and megalomaniacal egos continue to obfuscate rather than facilitate the rebuilding of the country. At least new appointees from both the Zanu-PF and Movement for Democratic Change political parties seem more sympathetic to the difficulties faced by businesspeople at Vic Falls – partly because, in a dollarised economy, the foreign currency generated by tourism is vital. But at the same time, a new problem has arisen: the global recession, and with it a slump in the number of people in the US, Europe and Asia who can afford to travel.Still, they’re a resolute bunch at Vic Falls. They managed to find fuel and food, mostly from frequent trips to neighbouring Zambia and Botswana, when the Zimbabwe crisis was at its worst. In the 2008 and 2009 cholera outbreak they managed to keep the disease at bay.And now they’re looking to make the Victoria Falls a regional hub for both southern African and international travellers. The map doesn’t lie: the national parks of Chobe (Botswana) and Hwange (Zimbabwe) are within a two-hour drive from the falls. It’s quicker to fly from Johannesburg to Victoria Falls than it is to Cape Town. And, with airport upgrades in the offing and the possibility of airlines like Qatar and Emirates – and perhaps even some of the cheaper South African carriers – establishing routes to Vic Falls, the prospects are good.The ambitious Santonga Bio-Park project, a combination of wildlife and educational theme park, is due to open in 2010. The popular Victoria Falls Marathon and the Zambezi Rafting Challenge returned in August 2009. If this all sounds a little exhausting, fear not; Vic Falls remains a decidedly laid-back corner of the world. There’s plenty to keep adrenalin junkies busy, but equally popular activities are sundowners on the patio of the venerable Victoria Falls Hotel or lazy sunset river cruises.Indeed, it was while drifting on the Zambezi on the final evening of our visit that we solved the mystery of Zimbabwe’s emblem. The bird is, someone suggested – and despite the ongoing social, political and economic problems by which the country is beset, at that moment it was hard to disagree – a phoenix rising from the ashes. Chris Thurman was hosted by African Sun Limited, Shearwater Adventures and the campaign.last_img read more