Rossland/Trail 1 cruises to Bantam House Hockey Title

first_imgBy The Nelson Daily SportsBoth Nelson teams were shut out of the medals at the West Kootenay Minor Hockey Bantam House Championship during the weekend in Nelson.Nelson 1 and Nelson 2 failed to make it into the medal round after round robin action.Rossland/Trail 1 proved to be too much for the rest of the field as the squad dumped Beaver Valley 6-1 to capture the West Kootenay Minor Hockey Bantam House Championship Sunday at the NDCC Arena.In five games Rossland/Trail 1 out scored the opposition 37-6.Nelson 2 felt the sting of the Rossland/Trail 1 offence after the Silver City squad bounced its regional rivals 10-2 Thursday to open the 10-team tournament.Austin Meehan gave Nelson 1 a 1-0 lead before Rossland/Trail 1 scored the next seven goals. Jacob Timmermans scored the final goal for Nelson 2.Saturday, Nelson 2 saw the West Kootenay Wildcats score the winning goal in the final minute of the game to post a 3-2 victory. Spencer Szabo and Justin Willness scored for Nelson 2.Later in the day, Nelson 1 tried to play spoiler but fell victim to a few late goals as Beaver Valley skated away with a 6-4 victory.Szabo scored twice with Cole Sutherland and Peewee House call up Kyle Hall adding singles.Beaver Valley snapped a 4-4 tie with two goals in the final five minutes of the game to pull out the win.Nelson 1 suffered the same results at their crosstown rivals.Nelson 1 lost 5-3 to Rossland/Trail 2 to open the tournament. Micah May scored twice with Jentry Bojey adding a single for Nelson 2.Grand Forks then stole a 4-3 win Saturday before Nelson 1 routed Castlegar 8-1 to close out the tourney with a 1-2 record.Nathan Moore and Lucas Rangust scored three and two goals, respectively, to lead Nelson 2. Bojey, Liam Sharelove and May also scored for Nelson 1.May scored all three goals during loss by Nelson 1 to Grand [email protected]last_img read more

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Bomber Great Sean Denison back as guest coach at Kootenays Finest Hoop Camp

first_imgHe powered the Trafalgar Totems to the B.C. Juvenile Basketball Championship and the L.V. Rogers Junior Bombers to B.C. Junior Boy’s Crown the very next year.Did we say the LVR Juniors won the title with an amazing 38-0 record?He led the varsity squad to a fourth-place finish at the B.C. High School AAA Boy’s Tourney during his senior year.He then played four years of NCAA Division One Men’s Basketball at Santa Clara in California while representing Canada on the international scene during the summer.For the past three years he’s been playing professional basketball in Europe — two seasons in Turkey and last year in Germany.Now the 6’11”, 245-pound Sean Denison is back in old high school gymnasium stomping grounds as part of the coaching staff at the Kootenays Finest Basketball Camp.The camp began Monday and runs through Friday at the LVR Hangar.Two former high school teammates, Jeremy Phelan and co-camp coordinator Matthew Fuhr join Denison on the coaching staff — all three played key parts of Nelson’s two provincial champion hoop teams at Trafalgar and LVR.Another LVR grad and college player, David Joseph, is the other co-camp coordinator. Joseph, who toiled at Okanagan College, is also on the coaching staff.The camp, focusing on improving individual skills and team play, is open to players in Grades 7 to 12.Sessions run daily from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with a 45-minute lunch break.Late registrants are being accepted.For more information contact [email protected]@thenelsondaily.comlast_img read more

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Coral Daily Download – Liverpool must beat Arsenal to finish in top four

first_imgDave Stevens joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.The Coral spokesman turns his attention to this summer’s Ashes series and says Australia are now in to 4/6 to retain the urn.He also looks ahead to a thrilling weekend of Premier League action, and says Liverpool must beat Arsenal if they are to stand any chance of claiming a top four spot.Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfastlast_img

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Eureka sweeps Fortuna in Big 5 doubleheader showdown

first_imgCutten >> Just about every baseball team has that moment in a season where fortunes turned.The Eureka Loggers have had their moment, and it still gnaws at them.“We’re still a little chaffed after losing our league-opener to Del Norte,” admitted Eureka assistant coach Trevor Larsen, referencing the Loggers’ 5-3 home-opening loss to the Warriors back on April 5. “We left nine runners on base. We couldn’t get that one hit (we needed). (Eureka players) came out hungry to practice and we’ve …last_img read more

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Malacañang hails Filipino SEA Games medalists

first_imgPhilippines’ Gilas Cadets in the Southeast Asian Games. INQUIRER/ MARIANNE BERMUDEZMalacañang lauded on Sunday the Filipino athletes who have brought honor to the country in the 29th Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) which is ongoing in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.“Congratulations to all the Filipino athletes who won and brought honor to the country in yesterday’s events in the Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur,” Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella said in a statement.ADVERTISEMENT View comments SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Gamescenter_img McGregor must get rough and creative to upset Mayweather The multi-sport event will run until August 30.  CBB LATEST STORIES Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses “The whole country cheered when Team Pilipinas Gilas Men’s Basketball Team unleashed their top form and once again asserted our basketball supremacy in Southeast Asia by clinching the gold last night,” he added.Abella said Kiyomi Watanabe and the Philippine taekwondo poomsae team composed of Rodolfo Reyes, Jr., Dustin Jacob Mella and Raphael Mella also got gold in the 63kg division in women’s judo and taekwondo male poomsae, respectively.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAs of August 26, 11:00 p.m., the Philippines had 18 gold, 25 silver and 47 bronze medals, the spokesman added.“Mga kababayan, patuloy po natin ibigay ang ating suporta sa mga manlalarong Pinoy.  Puso para sa bayan!” said Abella. WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READlast_img read more

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Blake Griffin still day to day with troublesome knee with playoffs coming up

first_imgGriffin played 75 games this season, his most since 2013-14, when he was with the Los Angeles Clippers. He averaged a career-high 24.5 points per game, along with 7.5 rebounds and 5.4 assists. He also made a career-high 189 3-pointers, shooting 36 percent from beyond the arc.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics Paul George could sit Game 1 of Thunder vs Blazers with sore shoulder Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated MOST READ Detroit Pistons forward Blake Griffin, second from left, sits on the bench during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, April 3, 2019, in Detroit. Griffin sat out for a third game with a sore knee. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Detroit Pistons coach Dwane Casey says star forward Blake Griffin is still day to day heading into the postseason.The NBA playoffs start Saturday, but Detroit opens its series against top-seeded Milwaukee on Sunday night. The extra rest was a bit of a break for the Pistons, who also get two days off before Games 2 and 3. Griffin, who has been dealing with a troublesome left knee, did not play in the regular-season finale Wednesday when Detroit wrapped up a playoff spot by winning at New York .ADVERTISEMENT Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid LATEST STORIES DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue View commentslast_img read more

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a month agoMan City midfielder Sterling relieved to score in Everton win

first_imgMan City midfielder Sterling relieved to score in Everton winby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City midfielder Raheem Sterling was relieved to score their third in victory over Everton having missed a chance not long before.The England forward bagged his eight goal of the campaign – and the 100th of his career – with a shot that struck the underside of the crossbar, sealing the points for the champions.“It was a really good moment, especially at 2-1 to make it 3-1- it was a really nice feeling,” said Sterling.“I had chance earlier on and didn’t know was onside until I dragged it wide – you just have to stay focused.“I was running into the box, but thinking Riyad couldn’t make that pass, but it went through the defender’s leg, I took it early and I didn’t get enough on it.“I knew another chance would come. I was waiting for an opportunity and it eventually came.“But you have to finish chances like that off because in the Premier League you can be punished.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Losing her vision four years ago isnt stopping Quebec candidate on campaign

first_imgMONTREAL – Quebec solidaire’s Camille St-Laurent wants voters to see beyond the fact that she cannot.The left-leaning sovereigntist party touts St-Laurent, 23, as the first visually impaired candidate to seek office in Quebec provincial politics.St-Laurent is proud to be running, regardless of whether she is the first, and comfortable with the idea she could inspire others.But she also wants electors to look past her disability.“I want people to see beyond that and what I can give to them – all the experience I’ve had in my life, I want to share with them,” she said in an interview.The political novice decided last winter to seek election in the Oct. 1 provincewide vote after consulting friends and family.Just four years ago, running in politics would have been an afterthought for the native of Granby, Que. That’s when a newlywed St-Laurent lost her vision after several surgeries for detached retinas.St-Laurent said her personal grieving is complete and politics is a way to move forward.“I said why not give it a try?” she said. “It’s a life experience too.”I thought to myself that I can do it. Yes I’m blind. Yes I’m 23. But these are things I can use in my favour.”A Quebec solidaire supporter since becoming an adult, she became involved at the grassroots level last fall. Not long after, the party began gauging her interest in running.Although she lives in Quebec solidaire’s east-end Montreal powerbase, she picked the western Montreal riding of Marguerite Bourgeoys where the party has never topped more than 1,508 votes in an election.Alongside a team of volunteers, she’s also learning more about the multicultural electoral district that includes a large Sikh population. She first visited the riding while attending the local gurdwara with her husband, who is Sikh.She says living with a disability allows her to put her empathy, openness and willingness to listen to others to the forefront – advantages on the campaign trail.“For me it’s much more of a strength than a negative that I lost my vision,” she says.Pitted against Liberal cabinet heavyweight Helene David among other candidates, an undaunted St-Laurent said door-knocking during the campaign’s first week went well as she pitched her priorities like accessibility and fighting poverty.Four years removed from a life-changing experience, St-Laurent feels she’s ready to give back to society through politics.“If you want to make change, do it yourself and go for it,” she said.last_img read more

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Bombardier sending officials to Nepal to help with plane crash investigation

first_imgMONTREAL – Bombardier Inc. is sending two officials to Nepal Tuesday to assist with the investigation of one of two deadly aircraft crashes over the past couple of days involving its Q400 turbo and Challenger business jet.An air safety senior investigator will act as an adviser and a field service representative will support the airline, said spokeswoman Nathalie Siphengphet.The Montreal-based company hasn’t been asked by Iranian officials for assistance in trying to determine the cause of a Sunday crash that claimed 11 lives.At least 49 people were killed Monday when a US Bangla Airlines passenger plane carrying 71 people from Bangladesh crashed and burst into flames as it landed Monday in Kathmandu, Nepal’s capital, officials and witnesses said.The incident came a day after all 11 people on board a private Turkish Challenger 604 business jet crashed and burst into flames on an Iranian mountainside while bringing a wealthy businessman’s daughter and her friends home from a Dubai bachelorette party.Bombardier representatives for the commercial and business aircraft divisions said the company was saddened by the accidents, adding their thoughts were with those impacted and their families.Siphengphet and Mark Masluch said the planes are “safe and reliable” and other planes haven’t been grounded.“It (Q400) has been designed to be robust and reliable in consideration to high cycle demands of regional airlines,” she said in an interview.Masluch said more than 1,000 Challenger 600 series planes have been delivered and are “one of the most robust and reliable aircraft in business aviation.”He called the back-to-back crashes an “unfortunate coincidence.”“Certainly each accident is isolated to its own circumstances so it would be inappropriate to comment on any links between or just assume or speculate while both investigations are ongoing,” Masluch said in a separate interview.The causes of both crashes aren’t immediately available but a top airport official said the pilot did not follow landing instructions from the control tower, and had approached the airport’s one runway from the wrong direction.“The airplane was not properly aligned with the runway. The tower repeatedly asked if the pilot was OK and the reply was ‘yes,’” said Raj Kumar Chetri, the airport’s general manager.The 17-year-old plane had circled Tribhuvan International Airport twice as it waited for clearance to land, a company official said.A recording of the conversations between the pilot and air traffic controllers indicated confusion over which direction the plane should land.Just before landing the pilot asks “Are we cleared to land?”The Q400 has sustained several landing gear incidents over the years but this is just the second crash of the aircraft resulting in death.All 49 people on board were killed on Feb. 12, 2009 when a Colgan Air flight from Newark Liberty International Airport to Buffalo Niagara International Airport, stalled and crashed into a house while preparing to land at the airport.The National Transportation Safety Board concluded that pilot error, including the response by the captain, was the main cause of the accident.Officials at Kathmandu Medical College, the closest hospital to Nepal’s only international airport, said they were treating 16 survivors of the Q400 crash, whose earlier versions were called Dash 8.An AP journalist who arrived at the scene soon after the crash saw the twin-propeller plane broken into several large pieces, with dozens of firefighters and rescue workers clustered around the wreckage in a grassy field near the runway. Hundreds of people stood on a nearby hill, staring down at what remained of the propeller plane.The plane swerved repeatedly as it prepared to land in Kathmandu, said Amanda Summers, an American working in Nepal. The crowded city sits in a valley in the Himalayan foothills.“It was flying so low I thought it was going to run into the mountains,” said Summers, who watched the crash from the terrace of her home office, not far from the airport. “All of a sudden there was a blast and then another blast.”Fire crews put out the flames quickly, perhaps within a minute, she said, though for a time clouds of thick, dark smoke rose into the sky above the city.Meanwhile, the out-of-production Challenger business jet that crashed in Iran was owned by the private holding company of Turkish businessman Huseyin Basaran.Those on board included Basaran’s daughter Mina, 28, and seven of her friends, all flying back from a party ahead of her planned wedding next month.Iranian investigators on Monday found the “black box” from the Turkish plane and all the dead from the crash site in the Zagros Mountains, some 370 kilometres south of Iran’s capital, Tehran, according to a report by the state-run IRNA news agency.It remains unclear what caused the crash, though a witness told state television the Bombardier CL604 was on fire before it hit the mountain.— With files from The Associated PressFollow @RossMarowits on Twitter.Companies in this story: (TSX:BBD.B)last_img read more

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CESC deploys 200 mobile vans to tackle power disruptions

first_imgKolkata: Power utility CESC said on Friday that it has deployed 200 mobile vans around the city to tackle any likely disruption caused by cyclonic storm ‘Fani’, which is headed to Bengal from neighbouring Odisha.A CESC spokesman said the mobile vans are fitted with dedicated radio communication sets and are capable of promptly springing into action in the event of power supply failure. Focus will also be on electricity supply to drainage pumping stations, to reduce waterlogging in and around the city, he said. “Teams comprising engineers, workmen and contractors are on standby to respond to consumer requirements across 567 sq km of licensed area,” he added. Company representatives will be present at the Kolkata Police control room and Kolkata Municipal Corporation control rooms, the spokesperson said.last_img read more

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