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Next up, the Beaver Valley Nitehawks

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first_imgWhile the Beaver Valley Nitehawks have cruised along this Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season over nice smooth newly laid pavement, the Nelson Leafs have hit almost every pothole along the way to a third-place finish in the Murdoch Division.However, despite the Hawks finishing with 17 more wins and 33 points better in the Murdoch standing than the Leafs, both teams enter Tuesday opening game of the best-of-seven series on even terms.That’s right, when the starting pistol goes off at 7 p.m. in the Fruitvale Arena it’s open season on which team will advance to the Kootenay Conference Championship.“We’ve had tight games with them all year but I believe we need to adopt the same game plan as we did against Castlegar . . . continue our physicality, our defense-first hockey and then capitalize on our chances,” said Leaf veteran forward Dale Howell after Nelson posted the 4-2 series upset of the Castlegar Rebels — a team that also finished well ahead of the Green and White during the regular season.Most experts have the Nitehawks waltzing through this series just like the KIJHL regular season champs disposed of the Grand Forks Border Bruins in the first round of the playoffs — in straight games.However, those same experts probably also penciled in a Beaver Valley-Castlegar Murdoch Final in their KIJHL pool.“I think we have play with composure,” said Leaf head coach Mario DiBella when asked about the Nitehawks.“We have to get pucks to the net and we need to have traffic in front of their goaltender.”Nelson managed to take two games from the Hawks this season — one of the games coming in overtime.However, a quirk in the schedule saw the teams play only twice since Christmas with both games decided by a single goal and the Leafs struggling to put a complete roster together. “We went through some key injuries earlier in the season but it seemed like everything kind of lined up as the season ended with everyone getting healthy and back into the lineup,” said Howell, leading a balanced Leafs scoring attack with six points.“That’s been a big difference for us having a full lineup with everyone able to play to our full capabilities.”DiBella said the Leafs are fairly healthy following the Castlegar series.“We’ve got 22 guys eager to get started on the next series,” he said.“We’ve got a few days off now. We’ll practice Monday and get started Tuesday and I think that we’re in good shape to give Beaver Valley a run.”Facing the KIJHL best goalie will be a test for LeafsThere haven’t been many nights when Tallon Kramer has not left the ice a winner for the Nitehawks after starting the game.Similar to how Tyson Brower dominated the crease when the Kimberley Dynamiters won the KIJHL title in 2015, Kramer has owned opposing shooters, posting a league high 28 wins during the regular season and four more in the playoffs.To make matters worse, the Grande Prairie native has lowered his regular season goal average from 1.81 to 1.75 in the playoffs.“(Tallon Kramer) is a premier goalie in the league and we have to show him that we’re prepared to go hard to the net and earn our opportunities,” DiBella said.Nelson has a pretty good goalie of their own heading to the net to open the series Tuesday.Devin Allen, finishing the season with a 3.47 goal average, has put up some pretty good numbers of late, allowing two goals in three games — plus two posting two 1-0 shutouts — as Nelson rallied from a 2-1 deficit against Castlegar.Allen lowered his goal average to 2.04 in the playoffs.last_img read more

Mathews testifies over complaint about match-fixing

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first_imgCOLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP):Sri Lanka cricket captain Angelo Mathews testified before police yesterday over a complaint that some national team players have been approached by a person with an offer to fix matches for money.Financial crimes investigators interviewed Mathews for several hours.”They wanted to know, as the captain, if I knew anything in detail. I answered all the questions,” Mathews said outside the police station. “We all want this game to be clean. Whoever has done something wrong, we want them brought before the court.”Mathews said the inquiry was only about the match-fixing approaches reported by players, not against the players themselves.”The cricketers felt really uncomfortable in the last few days because they were the ones who came forward and reported this to the ICC (International Cricket Council) and SLC,” Mathews said.The questioning came a day after Sri Lanka Cricket, the sport’s local governing body, suspended senior fast bowling coach Anusha Samaranayake for links with a practice bowler who is said to have brought the offers.Left-arm spinner Rangana Herath and opening batsman Kusal Perera reported the approaches to the authorities.Samaranayake, who has been working with the fast bowling academy for many years and helped in the development of many leading bowlers, has been suspended for two months pending an inquiry. The net bowler identified as Gayan Wishwajith has been banned from all cricket activities.- APlast_img read more

Kai Sotto raring to learn from Gilas seniors

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first_imgCarpio 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 Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases LATEST STORIEScenter_img Kai Sotto. PBA IMAGESKai Sotto, pegged as the future of Gilas Pilipinas, is just humbled by the opportunity given to him by coach Chot Reyes to train with the national team.But the 7-foot center doesn’t want to feel pressured after being touted as one of the cornerstones for the 2023 Fiba World Cup.ADVERTISEMENT Zark’s-Lyceum gets act together, staves off Akari-Adamson “I just want to focus on what I’m doing. I don’t want to think about the pressure,” said Sotto on Monday after attending his first Gilas Pilipinas practice as a “23-for-23” cadet.The 15-year-old Sotto had his first chance to bang bodies with his contemporaries as he went to scrimmage with the likes of June Mar Fajardo, Japeth Aguilar, and Calvin Abueva.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkAnd it didn’t take long for him to learn his first lessons from the current Gilas pool members.“If you’re playing basketball everyday, you’ll know what’s happening on the court. I think all of us players can learn here. I try to reach out to the seniors because I want to learn from them,” he said. Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Sotto hopes that he can get a chance to attend more of these Gilas practices, granting that he’s free from his school assignments and obligations with the Ateneo Blue Eaglets.“I can join here if we don’t have an exam or we don’t have a game the following day. I’m just really happy and excited to attend these sessions,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View commentslast_img read more

US Embassy Disclosed 7 ‘Stolen’ Vehicles -Witness

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first_imgBy Abednego DavisProsecution’s first witness in the ongoing vehicle thefts case involving some Liberians in the United States, yesterday told Criminal Court ‘C’ that the US Embassy near Monrovia exposed the crime.In his testimony, Saah Saamoi, the commissioner of customs at the Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA) alleged that he received a formal letter from the Regional Security Office at the US Embassy informing him about two containers heading to Liberia containing stolen vehicles.To prove their claim, the LRA’s customs commissioner said the embassy, as per customs requirement, submitted title certificates and attached police reports establishing that the seven (7) vehicles were stolen from the United States.The US report claimed that the seven used vehicles were identified as Dodge Range 1500 valued at US$40,000; AUDI Q-5 valued at US$50,000; and Toyota Raffle valued at US$21,000.Others were Mercedes C-300 with a market value of US$4,354; Cherokee Jeep valued at US$35,000; Mercedes ML-450 valued at US$60,000; and Jeep Rander valued at US$30,438, Saamoi alleged.Defendants Armstrong Tony Campbell (who resides in the US) and Sheak K. Brown, general manager of Sheak K. Brown Building Materials, Incorporated of Monrovia, are being tried for the commission of multiple crimes that include theft of property, economic sabotage, smuggling, criminal conspiracy and facilitation in connection with the missing vehicles.The report on Campbell and Brown’s initial declaration put the market value of the Dodge Ranger 1500 at US$5,400, the AUDI Q at US$4, 919, the Mercedes C-300 at US$4,354, the Mercedes ML-450 at US$5, 900, the Jeep Rander at US$7, 815, the Toyota Raffle at US$6, 787, and the Cherokee Jeep at US$4, 759.Before that, Saamoi claimed that they confiscated a container with the seven vehicles belonging to defendants Armstrong Tony Campbell and Sheak K. Brown.The LRA commissioner alleged that when they inspected the container they also noticed that the vehicles they claimed to have been imported had different points of origin from what was declared on the form.“All seven vehicles were 2014, 2015 and 2016 models. Besides that, the identification numbers declared by the defendants were different from those on the document in our possession,” the LRA commissioner claimed.“While in the process of penalizing the defendants for false declaration, the US Embassy submitted that letter, which verified that criminality was established,” Saamoi said.The prosecution’s lawsuit alleges that between July 2016 up to and including October the same year, co-defendants Campbell, Sheriff Lasudo along with others yet to be identified, while in the United States, connived with co-defendant Brown and shipped to Liberia seven vehicles belonging to diverse people in the US – without their authorization or knowledge.The vehicles were shipped in the name of Sheak K. Brown Building Materials, Incorporated.“Campbell provided incorrect information about the vehicles to the shipping lines which was placed on the package list invoice, bill of lading and the request for inspection,” the court document alleged.The case continues.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

BV defends home turf in 8th of May league

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first_imgThe place to have been on Saturday evening was the Beterverwagting (BV) playground as the BV/Triumph 8th of May Movement hosted the finals of their Emancipation Cohesion Football League.The league has been heating up over the past few weeks, with many of the favorite teams slated to compete for not only cash and prizes, but also bragging rights on the final night.The penultimate clash of the night saw two consistent teams going head to head for the third place trophy. The teams, from Mahaica and Tucville, put on an excellent encounter with a showcase of professionalism in ball control, communication and passing.With the encounter already shortened to 80 minutes, both teams were fixed on being the first to score, knowing that it would present an advantage over their opponent.Twenty one minutes into the game, and Leon Richardson connected the ball with the back of the net to give the Tucville team the lead. Little did either side know Richardson’s goal was the winning, and that Mahaica would be unable to score despite their best efforts. The 1-0 result in Tucville’s favour mean that they would lift the third place trophy and walk away with the BV/Triumph 8th of May Movement/ Gladstone O Benjamin, Bronze Award prize of $150,000.The final matchup was truly fitting for the title, with a competitive 90 minutes of play. Both teams had gone through the tournament undefeated, and the clash was highly anticipated by the vibrant crowd.Eastveldt seemed bent on upsetting the home team BV, and every player seemed to have lay down their lives for the right to be crowned champions. The passion, skill, strategy and teamwork were a beauty to behold, as both teams gave of their best on the day, taking the 90 minutes encounter into half time at 0-0.On resumption, and just three minutes into the second half, Junior Alleyne made a desperate but smart move from the right wing to create an opening in Eastveldt’s defence, then immediately finish the play with a stunning right boot past the Eastveldt goal-keeper’s grasp. It seemed to bore the goal net, registering BV’s first goal of the match.Alleyne’s goal threw the fans into a frenzy and catapulted the electric atmosphere to new heights for the remainder of the match.The never say die approach of Eastveldt in its effort to create an equalizer and take the match into extra time was frustrated by the BV team; and their supporters, and subsequently in despair, Eastveldt seemingly folded as BV’s Omari Glasgow, with 9 minutes of scheduled time remaining, showed what BV players are made of, when he “miloed” the goal net, to inadvertently declare BV, as the inaugural BV/Triumph 8th of May Movement/ Bakewell Gold Crown Champions, and the right to walk away with $350,000.Eastveldt, having then suffered their only loss in the league, appeared to acknowledge their demise in the finals, to a team that played better football on the day, BV. Eastveldt received the BV/Triumph 8th of May Movement/ Lloyd WP Britton Silver Honour prize of $250,000.In a fleet of special awards, Ian Dooker of BV walked away with the ‘doving skill’ prizeof $20,000 and a trophy after he defeated Mahaica’s Joseph Defreitas in the U20 skill exercise final.The BV/Triumph 8th of May Movement later revealed that U20 players Trevon Adams (Mahaica), Ian Dooker and Omari Glasgow (BV) are the three beneficiaries of the Academic/Vocational Awards sponsored by Restoration Opportunities through Christ (ROC).These awards are worth $180,000 each for the period September, 2018 to August 2019, at a value of $15,000 monthly, and are to assist in aiding the holistic development of the youngsters.last_img read more

URGENT COURT NOTICE TO JURY MEMBERS

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first_imgThe jury panel called for Letterkenny Circuit Court next Tuesday, April 8th, 2014 are NOT required to attend until Wednesday, April 9th at 10.30pm.Letterkenny court.  URGENT COURT NOTICE TO JURY MEMBERS was last modified: April 4th, 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:jury noticeLetterkenny Circuit Courtlast_img read more

WATCH ONE WOMAN’S HILARIOUS REACTION TO DANIEL VISITING HER B&B

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first_imgFEATURES: We all know Daniel O’Donnell has a legion of fans – but you’d be hard pressed to find a more excited fan than this.Daniel O’Donnell.In the video link below – which is a snippet from Daniel’s new TV show on UTV – shows the hilarious moment Daniel pulls up outside the home of one very excited and overwhelmed B&B owner.The flustered fan keeps repeating ‘Daniel is here, oh god Daniel is here, Oh dear, oh dear. Click on the link below to view the video – which we guarantee will have you in stiches.https://www.facebook.com/UTVIreland/videos/vb.647563205295620/1021324861252784/?type=2&theater¬if_t=comment_mentionWATCH ONE WOMAN’S HILARIOUS REACTION TO DANIEL VISITING HER B&B was last modified: October 20th, 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:Featuresnewslast_img read more

The Sharks are the team to beat in the Western Conference

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first_imgWINNIPEG, Manitoba — Captain America is Captain Clutch, and apparently, Mr. Jet Killer, as well.Joe Pavelski lifted the Sharks to a 5-4 win over the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday, scoring his sixth game-winning goal of the season by chipping in a pass from Timo Meier on a two-on-one play with just 3.6 seconds left in regulation. Pavelski also scored the overtime winner when the Sharks beat the Jets in Winnipeg back on Feb. 5.With the win, the Sharks maintained a one-point lead for first place in …last_img read more

The Digital Age promises growth

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first_imgIf governments and the private sector continue to invest in infrastructure, the digital economy could add $300-billion a year to Africa’s GDP, according to discussion papers at the World Economic Forum: Africa 2017, being held in Durban, South Africa from 3 to 5 May 2017.Two young girls attend a training on computer science at the technical school in Mellit, North Darfur. (Image: Albert Gonzalez Farran, UNAMID)Sulaiman PhilipThe Third Industrial Revolution transformed Africa. It made it easier for young Africans to create their own companies and rely less on traditional nine-to-five employment. Now comes the Fourth Industrial Revolution and the birth of a truly digital economy.The digital economy is a key topic at the World Economic Forum: Africa 2017, being held in Durban, South Africa from 3 to 5 May 2017, and papers at the gathering have unpacked its potential.Despite a slow start, the development of Africa’s digital infrastructure is speeding up — resulting in African digital entrepreneurs developing innovative web-based apps and new ways of doing business.Digital apps such as mPedigree, M-Farm and Frontline SMS, have found African solutions to African challenges. Digital entrepreneurs are making it easier and safer to live, work and travel across Africa.The digital economy is growing despite Africa trailing the rest of the world in connectivity rates — a challenge that is shaping the kind of digital products being developed. A lack of connectivity has made entrepreneurs more creative but it will constrict opportunities in the future.The Masiphumelele, Cape Town, library offers internet access, digital literacy and computer training in a community that is mostly young and unemployed (Image: Beyond Access)The technology-driven revolution will mean the death of routine blue- and white-collar jobs as the continent embraces automation. Employers will need more adaptable and innovative staff.High-skilled jobs in the fields of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) will increase. African governments eager to build on this new future need to provide the infrastructure that allows citizens to access the digital world for learning and to do business.Governments need to embrace the innovative mind-set to build a population that creates technology and not just consumes it. They need to replace traditional approaches to education and delivering services. For example, Morocco’s e-Notary services digitises some legal services, making it less expensive to litigate.Embracing technology such as cloud services will not only make it cheaper for governments to deliver services, but will also improve data collection and analysis which in turn improves the quality and types of services delivered.Inclusive developmentIf Africa does not manage the growth of the digital transformation, the danger exists that the income gap could worsen. Administrations need to embrace the development of STEM fields. Africa will move to become a skills-based economy; an investment in 21st century education is crucial. Africa needs, as a continent and as individual countries, to introduce polices and strategies that will transform the lives of Africans. A prosperous and inclusive future for the continent requires new ways of thinking from governments today.Data is the diamonds and gold of the digital age. It is the commodity on which societies can create opportunities. Governments need to empower their citizens by releasing data and not regulating access.Programmes such as South Africa’s national broadband strategic plan, Connect, will make broadband access affordable to 90% of the population by 2020 and 100% by 2030. This is one way of allowing citizens to affordably participate in the information economy.A new way to beat challengesAfrica’s digitally savvy youth are finding new solutions to intractable problems. The agriculture, health and education sector are seeing innovations that are improving the quality of life of students, pregnant women and small-scale commercial farmers, among others users, across the continent.Legislation that creates a more business friendly environment will help to build a larger entrepreneurial pool that will increase economic growth. Embracing Microsoft’s cloud computing initiative, Africa Open for Business, has helped investors navigate complex business and governance legislations by streamlining regulations and making it easier to do business.Silicon Valley entrepreneurs speak of “moving fast and breaking things” as they remake the world. Governments, especially African governments, do not have the luxury of moving ahead at breakneck speed without considering the consequences of their actions. So, while governments are more deliberative, they do need to embrace the world of disruption and change.The ability to adapt to these changes will define economic growth, good governance, job creation and innovation. It is time for Africa to embrace the new motto of social network Facebook. As it grew, CEO Mark Zuckerberg refined the move fast motto: “Move fast with stable infrastructure. It may not be as catchy as move fast and break things, but it’s how we operate now.”Africa can move beyond a continent of promise to become a continent of opportunity and growth if governments embrace the disruption and change and promise of the digital age.For Africa to compete in the digital economy, government and private sector investment is required to build infrastructure. (Image: Eric Parker)last_img read more

Google’s Picasa Web Albums Are Now More Social Than Ever

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first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… frederic lardinois Related Posts Google just made its Picasa Web Albumsa lot more social. While you could always share albums with others, you can now also invite other users to contribute photos to an album themselves. Currently, as Google rightly points out, if you go to an event and a number of people take pictures, they will end up on various different photo sharing services afterward. Now, you can just set up one album and everybody can contribute their photos to this one album.To contribute to an album, users have to be signed in with their Google Accounts. After that, they can just click on “Add Photos” and start uploading images through the browser interface. Photos from contributors will show the users’ names, and they can rotate, delete, and add captions to images. In order to choose contributors, Picasa lets you access your Google contacts, and you can invite individual contacts or groups that you have already set up in Google Contacts (think: co-workers, family, etc.).Sadly, you won’t be able to use the Picasa desktop software to upload images to these albums if you are an invited contributor – only the actual owner of the album can. Also, if you use Internet Explorer, you can only upload five photos at a time.center_img 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#Google#Photo Sharing Services#Product Reviews#web last_img read more