Saints remain in BCIHL hunt after weekend split with SFU Clan

first_imgThe British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) standings may not have changed much after a weekend series between the Selkirk College Saints and Simon Fraser University Clan, but more seeds were planted for what is shaping up to be a great second half of the season. The first-place Clan escaped a feisty Friday night contest with a 5-3 win, but the Saints responded Saturday night with a 4-2 victory as the two clubs opened the 2017 half of the season with a two-game series before a pair of supportive crowds at the Castlegar & District Recreation Complex.last_img read more


first_imgLONGSHOT ST. JOE BAY MAKES IT LOOK EASY AS HE TAKES GRADE II, $200,000 SAN CARLOS STAKES BY THREE LENGTHS UNDER A COMEBACKING ESPINOZA; TRAINED BY SADLER, 7-YEAR-OLD GELDING GETS SEVEN FURLONS IN 1:24.06 ARCADIA, Calif. (March 30, 2019)–While John Sadler came out on the wrong end of one of the most excruciating photos of his training career a race earlier, he endured no such trepidation in the Grade II, $200,000 San Carlos Stakes at Santa Anita on Saturday, as Hronis Racing’s longshot St. Joe Bay led gate to wire to win by three lengths under comebacking Victor Espinoza.  A three-time Kentucky Derby winner and member of racing’s Hall of Fame, Espinoza registered his first win since going to the sidelines with a broken neck this past summer at Del Mar as St. Joe Bay stopped the clock for seven furlongs in 1:24.06.A two-time graded stakes winner at age five, 7-year-old St. Joe Bay, who was claimed for $62,500 seven starts back on May 28 of last year, out-footed 6-5 favorite Ax Man for the early lead and was in command throughout and somewhat assuaged a desperate nose defeat sustained minutes earlier by his stablemate Catapult, in the Grade I Frank E. Kilroe Mile.Off at 15-1 in a field of seven older horses, St. Joe Bay paid $33.60, $14.20 and $7.40.In registering his third career graded victory, he picked up $120,000 for the win, increasing his earnings to $734,515.  He now has an overall mark of 36-7-7-6.Dr. Dorr, who assumed the mantle of “the other Baffert,” when compared to his heavily backed stablemate Ax Man, shifted to the rail while next to last three furlongs from home and make a solid run through the lane to finish second, 1 ¼  lengths in front of Kanthaka.Ridden by Tyler Baze, Dr. Dorr was off at 6-1 and paid $8.60 and $5.60.The second choice at 5-2, Kanthaka, who was ridden by Rafael Bejarano, finished 3 ¼ lengths clear of Solid Wager and paid $3.60 to show.Ax Man, with Drayden Van Dyke up, checked in fifth.Fractions on the race were 22.45, 45.22 and 1:10.41.last_img read more

Sidnei changes his role at Betis for this season finale

first_imgLaLiga Santander* Data updated as of March 23, 2020 Betis did not touch their defense in the past summer market and Sidnei soon became one of Rubi’s most used tricks in the middle of his back. The bet was short-lived: both Mandi’s return and injuries left the Brazilian behind, who now has only nine games and intends to turn his situation around in the remainder of the league championship. His good performance against Real Madrid invites a changing scenario: he has eleven duels to earn a continuity ticket in Heliópolis despite the fact that his contract expires in 2022.Betis already managed the option of a departure of the Brazilian player in winter, But neither the player was clear on that trick or clubs came with the necessary conditions for him to say goodbye. Rubi then ran into a defensive overbooking after pivot Guido Rodríguez arrived and settled on his plans Edgar. With only two places behind and four central to play there, Sidnei waited for his opportunity and added two starts in the last two appointments of his team to expose his conditions, the same ones that made him an important piece last season under Quique Setién. The outlook will be different at the end of this campaign. The Verdiblanco club has decided to make variations in its defensive zone before the number of pieces present and the bad numbers that the team reflects again at the collective level behind. Rubi’s team is the third team to score the most goals in the current League and this reflects the excess risks taken by a style of play that already experienced a similar situation at Espanyol last season despite the European ticket (50 goals conceded) . Sidnei wants to extend his time as a verdiblanco and hopes that the resumption of the League will allow him to present his best arguments.last_img read more

‘Golf in Jamaica’ – Travel agents encouraged to spread the word at Sandals tourney

first_img Share the experience Gary Saddler, senior vice-president, sales, worldwide, Sandals, implored the travel agents to keep selling Jamaica as a top golfing destination when they returned to the United States. “Go back home, sell this hotel and sell golfing. Share with your customers your experience of Jamaica,” he said at Saturday night’s awards ceremony. Young Jamaican golfing talent, 17-year-old Romaine Evans, wowed competitors with his driving prowess from the ladies’ tee at the 14th hole in a Sandals Foundation benefit. Competitors contributed a token US$10 to the foundation to have Edwards and Zandre Roye, two of 23 young players adopted by the programme, tee off from the par-five hole, on their behalf. The contribution will go towards the Sandals Foundation, which continues to nurture young Jamaican golfers such as Roye and Evans, who won the junior title at the Caribbean Amateur Golf Championships in St Croix, United States Virgin Islands, in July, which led to him being invited to participate in the prestigious Duke of York Young Champions Trophy, September 9-11, at Prince’s Golf Course in England. Other winners at the tournament included Roland Farrar, putting contest; Sharon Tonti, closest to pin, female; Junior Rodney, closest to pin, male; Paula Mullins Worster, longest drive, female; Nick Middaugh, longest drive, male; Team Four, Larry Field, Sr, Larry Field Jr, Dennis Field and Nick Middaugh, best-dressed team; Team 21, Rose and Jeff Stevenson, Catherine Byrne, and Sheila Golden, most honest score. TEAM 23, comprising Junior Rodney, Karen Scantlebury, Albertha Brown, and Jacqueline Bass, won the Travel Weekly US Travel Agents Golf Tournament at the Sandals Golf and Country Club in Ocho Rios at the weekend. Team Four, made up of Larry Field Sr, Larry Field Jr, Dennis Field, and Nick Middaugh, were runners-up in the two-day tournament. More than 120 travel agents from the United States competed in the event staged by Sandals Resorts, playing two days of golf over 36 holes. In its 13th year, the tournament is used to familiarise travel agents with the local resorts in the Sandals chain and highlights Sandals Golf and Country Club as a top Caribbean golfing destination.last_img read more

#JaVotes2016: A few extra days in Ja just to vote

first_imgJanet Rowe did not fly to Jamaica just to vote. But when she realised her name was on the voters’ list, the US$197.50 fee she paid to change her ticket “was a small price to pay to support her party”, Rowe said. “The ticket was actually US$430 plus what I paid to change it.” But that cost couldn’t keep her from the polling station at the Content Gap Primary School in East Rural St. Andrew. “When my boss wished me a safe travel I didn’t tell her I wasn’t coming back just yet.” Instead, “I called one of my co-workers and asked her to work for me tomorrow and I will work back for her on Saturday,” she said with a satisfied grin, showing her ink-stained index finger. Her ticket was changed from February 23 to 26. The constituency is being contested by the Jamaica Labour Party’s (JLP) Juliet Holness (wife of opposition leader Andrew Holness) and the People’s National Party’s (PNP) Imani Duncan Price. Holness went into the elections with a five percentage point lead over her rival.last_img read more

Ceres-Negros faces tough trek in crown retention bid with top striker suspended

first_imgWinfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Photo from @AFCCup TwitterYANGON—Playing in searing conditions against a team that refused to quit, Ceres-Negros dug deep Wednesday to keep its title-retention bid on track in the AFC Cup Asean zonal phase.But the task just gets tougher from here for the Busmen with star striker Bienvenido Marañon expected to miss the two-legged final against Home United in August following a straight red card in the second leg against Myanmar National League powerhouse Yangon United at Thuwunna Stadium here.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Yangon beat Ceres, 3-2, in the second leg after scoring two late goals following Marañon’s dismissal in the 79th minute, but the Bacolod-based side prevailed, 6-5, on the strength of its two-goal victory at Panaad Stadium last week.“We definitely showed that we can play over our limits,” said midfielder Manny Ott, who combined with Stephan Schrock in scoring the equalizer in the ninth minute. “Everyone was tired because this was our third match in a week. The conditions were tough, it wasn’t our best game and we know we can do better, but everyone was fighting to get the result.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownIn his fourth season with the club, Ceres defender Carlie De Murga said the squad’s character came to the fore in front of a hostile crowd and a team that used physicality to rattle them. Yangon scored two goals in the space of four minutes to move within a goal, before the Busmen held on.“The opponent was pushing us high and attacked us all the time,” said De Murga. “But we were mature enough to suffer and that allowed us to be in the finals.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water recedingcenter_img LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Chinese show Blu Girls exit, reach finalslast_img read more

GOL’s Public Debt Stock Rises

first_imgThe government of Liberia’s (GOL) public debt stock stood at US$77.7 million at end-June, 2013, the Central Bank of Liberia has disclosed. According to the CBL, public debt grew by US$12.2 million (2.2 percent) and US$25.3 million (4.6 percent), respectively, when matched against the level recorded at end-March, 2013 and the corresponding period of 2012.Of the total debt stock, domestic debt accounted for 49.9 percent, while external debt constituted 50.1 percent, the CBL declared.According to the Bank’s Financial &Economic Bulletin covering April-June, 2013, the growth was largely attributed to an increase in domestic debt to financial institutions, mainly the CBL, arising from legacy debt obligations.Total external debt stock for the reporting quarter amounted to US$289.3 million. When matched against the level recorded at end-March, 2013, total external debt stock, however, declined by 0.4 percent or US$1.2 million, but grew by US$20.0 million or 7.4 percent, compared with the corresponding period of 2012, the CBL stated.According to the Bank, of the total external debt stock, multilateral and bilateral debt constituted US$156.1 million or 54.0 percent and US$133.2 million (46.0 percent), respectively. Compared with the preceding quarter, the Bulletin notes, multilateral debt  stock decreased by US$1.1 million or 0.7 percent, while bilateral debt remained the same (at US$133.2) at end-June, 2013.Domestic Debt StockThe total domestic debt stock, the CBL disclosed, stood at US$288.5 million. According to the Bank, domestic debt stock rose by US$13.5 million (4.9 percent) and US$5.4 million (1.9 percent), respectively, when matched against the level recorded at end-March, 2013 and the corresponding period of 2012.“Debt to financial institutions grew by US$14.3 million (5.4 percent) at end-June, 2013 compared with the previous quarter; constituted US$281.5 million (97.6 percent) of the total domestic stock, the CBL said.The Bank, however, reported that debt to suppliers, salary and allowances, and the US$1.3 million pre-National Transitional Government of Liberia (NTGL) salary arrears remained unchanged during the period under review.  Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Coyotes move on to semis

first_imgBut Cal State made just enough plays down the stretch to narrowly avoid the upset, escaping with a 71-68 victory in the first round on Friday. “They did a tremendous job the whole game,” Cal State coach Jeff Oliver said. “I thought we played well defensively pretty much the entire game. … We’re very fortunate to have come out on top.” The Coyotes play Seattle University in the semifinals today. All-West Region guard Prentice Harris, who led the Coyotes with 18 points, hit a pull-up 3-pointer in transition with 1:46 remaining to give the Coyotes a 69-67 lead they would never relinquish. “That was a big shot, but I was just lucky to be in that position,” Harris said. “CJ (Chet Johnson) got me the ball at the right moment.” It looked as if Harris may have shuffled his feet before the shot, but when Harris was questioned about the non-call, he charismatically said: “I plead the fifth.” Good enough. ARCATA – The Cal State San Bernardino men’s basketball team survived a scare. The Coyotes, who many feel are the odds-on favorites to advance to the NCAA Division II West Regional championship game ran into a BYU-Hawaii team that had a different agenda. center_img Following Harris’ clutch shot, Hawaii – which shot 62 percent from the field – had its 58.3 percent free-throw shooting and turnover-prone offense catch up with them. Wu Tai-hao missed two consecutive free throws with an opportunity to tie or take back the lead. Still, Hawaii had possession with 18 seconds remaining, the shot clock turned off, and trailing by one. BYU-Hawaii got only a desperation 3-point attempt as time ran out. “I tried to call a timeout before that turnover,” BYU-Hawaii head coach Ken Wagner said. “Unfortunately they couldn’t hear me. But you can always look back after a game and find five or six things (you’d like to change).” In the end, it was simply Cal State’s superior athleticism, namely Harris and Ivan Johnson, who scored 16 points and had five rebounds. “Our ball pressure created some turnovers and our execution was better down the stretch,” Oliver said. For BYU-Hawaii, Eric Boyce finished with four 3-pointers among his 18 points; Tai-hao and Lucas Alves each had 13. “If anybody thought they were going to come in here and have an easy game, they were sorely mistaken,” Oliver said. “Everyone is here for a reason.” 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


first_imgDonegal star Martin McElhinney will undergo surgery on a troublesome groin injury in the next few weeks.The influential midfielder enjoyed a fine season last year for Rory Gallagher’s side – but medical personnel feel it’s time he underwent surgery to alleviate a niggling groin complaint. The operation is believed to be a minor procedure, and McElhinney is expected to back in training for Donegal in January.McElhinney was playing soccer in the USL for Fanad United in recent weeks – but he isn’t expected to play again for Arthur Lynch’s side as he gets ready for the operation.The McKenna Cup competition gets underway in January – and Donegal are expected to train collectively again in December ahead of the 2016 campaign.Question marks still surround a number of senior players who haven’t committed their futures to Donegal for another season as of yet. Neil Gallagher is expected to remain on – but it is unclear if Karl Lacey, Colm McFadden and Eamon McGee will return to the Donegal set-up next year. DONEGAL STAR SET TO GO UNDER THE KNIFE AHEAD OF 2016 SEASON was last modified: October 28th, 2015 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:newsSportlast_img read more


first_imgA Kerry-born school principal has told her husband to go to the All-Ireland Final alone – because she believes Donegal are going to be given a lesson in football.Fiona Farry, who is principal at Cloughfin National School, is a staunch fan of The Kingdom having been born in Castleisland.And because Kerry have won the Sam Maguire so many times, she thinks it’s only right that her husband Gerry Farry should attend Croke Park tomorrow. Ms Farry isn’t getting away easily! Pics copyright of Northwest Newspix“I told him to run along but he is wasting his time as Kerry are going to bring back Sam.“He wouldn’t listen to me but he’ll be the one on a wasted journey come Sunday afternoon,” laughed Fiona.The popular teacher proudly wore her Kerry jersey into school yesterday but was hugely outnumbered by her Donegal pupils as well as staff Maria McGinley, Shauna Kirk and Sandra Stewart.“We had great craic. The kids really got into it and we had great fun. “I hope they’re still smiling when Kerry goes home to The Kingdom on Sunday,” laughed Fiona.Some of the pupils’ handy artwork. KERRY PRINCIPAL THINKS THE KINGDOM WILL TEACH DONEGAL A LESSON! was last modified: September 20th, 2014 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:CLOUGHFIN NATIONAL SCHOOLdonegalFiona FarryGAAlast_img read more