Trackers set for playoffs in Fort McMurray

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first_imgFriday, March 9th – Trackers vs Barons @ 11:00 a.m.Saturday, March 10th – Trackers vs Wolverines @ 11:00 a.m.Saturday, March 10th – Trackers vs Royals @ 6:00 p.m.Sunday, March 11th – 1st place vs 2nd place @ TBD FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Northeast B.C./Yukon Trackers hit the road for their playoff tournament in Fort McMurray on Thursday.The Trackers concluded their regular season on a 10-2-3 stretch that saw them come from 12 points behind the Peace River Royals at Christmas to claim the Bouchier Division crown on the weekend for the first time ever.The boys now prepare for their playoff tournament in Fort McMurray where they’ll square off against divisional opponents: the Grande Prairie Athletic Storm, Fort McMurray Barons, Whitecourt Wolverines and Peace River Royals.- Advertisement -“We have been playing some really good hockey to close out the season,” said head coach Gerard Dicaire. “Without Connor, we have had guys step up their game which has elevated the overall play of the team. Obviously, we have first place in our sights as the boys know that we can beat every team especially the Royals.”The Trackers kick off the tournament against the last-place Storm Thursday at 6:30 p.m. All games can be viewed online on the teams Ustream page: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/nebctrackers.The Trackers’ full tournament schedule is as follows:Advertisementlast_img read more

Lallana still important for Liverpool, assures Klopp

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first_img0Shares0000Liverpool’s midfielder Emre Can (C) celebrates with Adam Lallana (L) and manager Jurgen Klopp after scoring against Watford on May 1, 2017LONDON, United, Kingdom, Mar 6 – Jurgen Klopp says Adam Lallana still has a part to play in Liverpool’s season despite the midfielder having rarely featured this season.The 29-year-old England international has struggled with hamstring injuries this season, keeping him sidelined. The former Southampton star has made just 10 appearances in all competitions, but the Reds Boss expects Lallana to make a strong comeback.Ahead of facing Porto in a last-16, where they lead 5-0 from the first leg, Klopp said: “Adam, absolutely, was an integral part of the team and with the competition we have for Adam it is still usually not a problem for him, because he is important to us.”Klopp admitted that mistakes were made as Lallana attempted to return too early from his injury.“But he needed only time. Life is to learn from your mistakes and we all have to learn,” he said.“We made this mistake – he looked fit. Maybe two little setbacks, not the biggest setbacks, but in and out, in and out, and that makes no sense so now we have to build with him. He is coming close.“But of course he now has no rhythm, which is another thing. We still need him, we will use him still.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

UPL: URA thrash Maroons as Express lose to Bul again

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first_img Tags: Bul FCDeogratious OjokExpress FCivan ntegeMaroons FCRonald Orombisaidi kyeyuneURA FC URA FC players celebrate Ivan Ntege’s thrid goal on Friday. (PHOTOS/Courtesy)StarTimes Uganda Premier league Friday, 30-08-2019-URA FC 3-0 Maroons FC-Bul FC 1-0 Express FCURA FC defeated Maroons 3-0 in one of the three StarTimes Uganda Premier league games played on Saturday.Strikes by Saidi Kyeyune and Ivan Ntege either side of a Ronald Orombi own goal did the magic for Sam Simbwa’s side.It was a game that was dominated by the hosts from the very first whistle.Kyeyune beat the offside trap and raced onto a Cromwel Rwothomio through ball before slotting past Emmanuel Akol to hand URA a deserved lead on 16 minutes.Orombi who had had a decent first 45 minutes then turned an Ashraf Mandela teasing cross into his own net to double URA’s advantage.Substitute Ivan Ntege the completed the route, scoring a beauty off Kyeyune’s assist. Ntege had replaced Mikidad Ssenyonga earlier in the second half.The win sees URA sit temporarily top of the League, having a better goal difference than the other winners on Match-Day one.URA return in action on September 3rd 2019 to face Wakiso Giants FC at Kabaka Kyabagu Wakissha Stadium While Maroons face Kyetume FC at Luzira Prisons on Tuesday 2nd.At Njeru, Deogracious Ojok’s 13th minute strike was enough to hand Bul a 1-0 victory over Express.Action between Express FC (Red) and Bul (Green) on Friday.Ojok was on hand to convert Hamis Tibita’s low pass, beating Tony Kyamera in the Red Eagles goal.BUL could have doubled their lead at the half hour mark but Richard Wandyaka, from point blank range, bundled his chance over the bar while midfielder Charles Ssebutinde had his effort rattle the woodwork.Frank Kalanda who was making his debut for Express, had a goal ruled out in the first half after the striker was deemed to have fouled Bul custodian Abdul Kimera in the build-up.As Express pushed for an equalizer, their custodian Kyamera was stretchered off after suffering a nasty injury that could see him out for a while.Bul finally held on and ensures they register their 4 successive victory at home to Express.BUL FC next fixture will be away to Police FC on September 4 while Express FC will host Bright stars a day before.Elsewhere, Vipers came from a goal down to beat Bright Stars 3-1 at Wankulukuku.Comments last_img read more

Gardaí probe criminal damage at Letterkenny construction site

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first_imgGardaí are investigating a criminal damage incident where a construction lorry was set on fire in the early hours of Friday morning in Letterkenny. The incident occurred on November 1st between 1am and 1:45am in the Long Lane area of Letterkenny.Both Gardai and Donegal Fire Service attended the scene. It is understood that motor vehicle was very badly damaged with another lorry within close proximity of the blaze also catching damage.If anyone has any information about the incident, please contact the Gardaí in Letterkenny on 074-9167100 or the Garda Confidential line on 1800 666 111.Gardaí probe criminal damage at Letterkenny construction site was last modified: November 5th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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

Dinosaur Expert Criticizes Uber-DarwinistsMore than Biblical Creationists

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first_imgOne of the field researchers most identifiable with dinosaurs is Dr. Robert Bakker, a colorful individual who’s had a long friendly rivalry with an equally iconic figure of the modern dinosaur hunter, Jack Horner (e.g., 11/24/2007).  Brian Switek interviewed Bakker on the Laelops Science Blog.  He introduced him as “one of the most famous paleontologists working today, an iconoclastic figure who has played a leading role of rehabilitating our understanding of dinosaurs from the inception of the ‘Dinosaur Renaissance’ through the present.”  Wait till you see whom Bakker considers the “greatest enemy of science education in the U.S.”    Many recognize Bakker’s cowboy visage from TV documentaries about our changing views of dinosaurs.  His grizzled beard, now graying, bespeaks the passage of time that may have nuanced his views about science and theology a bit.  He is no creationist but has learned to understand and sympathize with them.  In fact, he turned the disgust many evolutionists feel toward creationists and aimed it at the likes of Richard Dawkins.We dino-scientists have a great responsibility: our subject matter attracts kids better than any other, except rocket-science.  What’s the greatest enemy of science education in the U.S.?Militant Creationism?No way.  It’s the loud, strident, elitist anti-creationists.  The likes of Richard Dawkins and his colleagues.These shrill uber-Darwinists come across as insultingly dismissive of any and all religious traditions.  If you’re not an atheist, then you must be illiterate or stupid and, possibly, a danger to yourself and others.Bakker was just getting wound up.  He said the uber-Darwinists “seem devoid of joy or humor, except a haughty delight in looking down their noses.”  Such elitism was unlikely to convince anyone, he said, especially “the majority of U.S. parents who still honor a Biblical tradition.”    Bakker said this as one who fully accepts Deep Time (millions of years) and evolution.  But he holds a kind of distant respect for the Bible-believers whose Scriptures grapple with the paradox of death and suffering on the one hand and incredible beauty and design in nature on the other.  His model of the right attitude is Edward Hitchcock, a pre-Darwinian Victorian who was both a minister and a paleontologist.1  Bakker has found a hero in this early bone-hunter. “Hitchcock found no easy answers” to the paradox of beauty and suffering, “But he saw a Plan nevertheless.”  This has made an impression on Bakker, who himself stands in awe of “extraordinary beauty that could be made intelligible by the human mind.”1.  Edward Hitchcock (1793-1864) was a Congregationalist minister who went on to study dinosaur tracks and is considered the father of ichnology, the study of impressions left by living things.  In his book The Religion of Geology and its Connected Sciences (1851), Hitchcock attempted a harmonization of the Bible with long ages.Bakker’s attitude is refreshing compared to the line-up of rabid Darwinists dominating the news, whose invective for creation knows no bounds.  We can only hope that further contemplation on the paradox of design and suffering, combined with the wonder of a comprehensible and extraordinarily beautiful world, will lead him to pick up a Bible and read it anew.  The historical sciences are limited in what they can teach.  If we have a mind, would not the Maker of minds know more about history than our feeble attempts to divine meaning from dead things?    We also hope Bakker doesn’t get into trouble with the uber-Darwinists for his comments.  His reputation seems secure, but never underestimate the wrath of the Darwin Party.  If you get Expelled, Dr. Bakker, ask yourself what it is about the uber-Darwinists that makes them so vicious.  Why are the Bible believers usually more pleasant to be around?  Randy Olson made this point in Flock of Dodos, but he hasn’t succeeded, so far, in convincing his fellow Darwiniacs to be nice.  You can’t change the leopard’s spots.  The spots are in their genes.  Scrubbing them is not only futile, it irritates the leopard.  Darwinists will only snarl louder and bite harder at attempts to say they shouldn’t be so elitist and nasty.  Is it time for a new social group?  Hopefully creationists you meet will be agreeable folk, and any questions or disagreements notwithstanding, will welcome you, respect your accomplishments, and be willing to engage in stimulating conversation in a calm and rational manner.(Visited 11 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

2010: Inzalo staff are ready!

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first_img10 March 2010Inzalo Communications is not planning to miss the 2010 Fifa World Cup train. The Johannesburg-based company got out their football gear on 2 March to celebrate the start of the 100 days countdown with the rest of South Africa.Inzalo Communications getting into the South Africa 2010 spirit of things. (Photo: Inzalo Communications)The Inzalo team show off their readiness for the first Fifa World Cup on African soil. (Photo: Inzalo Communications)Football Fridays News Desklast_img

Taxi driver academy launched

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first_img27 October 2011The South African National Taxi Council has launched a taxi driver training academy in order to change driver behaviour and help reduce the number of accidents on the country’s roads.Driver behaviour change would be the main focus of the academy, Santaco president Jabulani Mthembu said at the opening event on Monday.“The academy provides the taxi industry not just with a solution on solving this problem behaviour change, but how we could resolve this through effective management systems.”Mthembu said the huge number of accidents involving taxis had prompted the industry to invest in the training and education of drivers.“We intend to use the Santaco training academy to help the industry to drastically reduce road carnage,” he said.The taxi industry sought to enhance the requirements of the professional driver’s permit (PRDP).Taxi drivers would be required to get specific training before he or she could qualify for a PRDP.The present PRDP system necessitated only an eye test and a check for a criminal record to get a permit.Mthembu said the taxi industry was now moving closer to formal employment structures for taxi associations.“We will shortly embark on a driver registration campaign that will formulate a reliable database of all taxi drivers working for the taxi industry.”He said the training programmes at the academy, based in Welkom in the Free State, would help taxi drivers get jobs in other modes of the transport sector.The academy’s start would include 1 000 women who would be trained as taxi drivers in January next year.The training classes would include customer care, communication and other related subjects aimed at providing a better service to commuters, Mthembu said.Sapalast_img read more

Guns and glory

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first_imgCapt. Amarinder SinghPunjab continues to shoot on target with the best ranges, tournaments and, of course, the veterans. With well-equipped shooting ranges, the gun fans have been winning laurels for quite some time now. Their love of shooting comes from their families with a hunting tradition and they are taking,Capt. Amarinder SinghPunjab continues to shoot on target with the best ranges, tournaments and, of course, the veterans. With well-equipped shooting ranges, the gun fans have been winning laurels for quite some time now. Their love of shooting comes from their families with a hunting tradition and they are taking the sport to a professional level.Yuvraj Raninder Singh, the scion of the Patiala Royal family, has set a new template for other shooters in his ilk to emulate. The President of the National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) and the Chairman of Punjab Rifle Association of India, Singh is the brain behind India’s best equipped shooting range. Having conceptualised the New Moti Bagh Gun Club (NMBGC) in 2006, he expanded it in 2009. Today, it is among the best-equipped ranges in the country that complies with international standards.Setting up a shooting range was a childhood dream for Singh, as he says, “You could say I was born into guns.” He learnt the basics of shooting with an air gun when he was seven. “I developed interest in the sport, my uncle Raja Randhir Singh took me under his wing. The Secretary General of the International Olympics Association and the winner of a gold medal in Trap Shooting at the 1982 Asian games, my uncle taught me the power of diligence, practice and focus needed in this sport.”Members of NMBGCEventually, Singh participated in the International Shooting Sport Federation World Cups and National Championships and holds the 6th position as a trap shooter in India. But his true calling was setting up a state-of-theart shooting range, “Punjabis worship and treasure their weapons like jewellery. Shooting is in our genes and if amateurs are trained well, we’ll make the best shooters in the world. So, I developed this range for Punjabis but consequently, shooters from Uttaranchal and UP are also coming here,” says Singh.His father Capt. Amarinder Singh, the current Maharaja of Patiala, had set up the original Patiala Gun club in the eighties, “It was a motley group of about 35 shooting enthusiasts from the region. But it has now expanded to 200 members. The club is now planning to host international events in the future,” says Amarinder, the club’s President. Yuvraj Raninder SinghSpread across 3.5 acres of land (in the Ghaggar flood area), the entire facility has three combined trap, skeet and double trap ranges (as per ISSF regulations). Elaborates Guddu Sandhu, treasurer of the club, “We have imported our voice-activated shooting machinery from Serena in Italy, where they make the best ones for the sport. Our ammunition has been imported by the NRAI. We provide our members with these on a no profit no loss basis.”The club also organises specialised coaching for upcoming member shooters once a year. But Singh plans to take this further, “Once we aren’t constrained by the amount of ammunition in our stock, we’ll have broad-based coaching camps open to all.”The club does have a lounge but no elaborate eating facilities are provided. “This is intentional as the club house is oriented to cater to the use of shooters and not towards socialising. Our aim is to concentrate only on the shooting sport activity,” says Parampal smilingly. Fact fileNMBGC successfully hosted the XIX GV Mavlankar All India Shooting Championship and the 53rd National Shooting (Shotgun) Championship.The selection trials and coaching camp for The Indian Shotgun Shooting team were held here in December 2009, March 2010 and April 2010.In 2006, the Indian Shotgun Masters was also held there. It was also the venue for the selection of the Mexico World Cup and China World Cup for shooting.advertisementlast_img read more

Barcelona against haste of introducing bigger Club World Cup

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first_imgBarcelona President Josep Bartomeu backs a revamp of the competition, just not until the entire calendar for club and national team matches is reconfigured for 2024 and beyond to cope.“We have to take care of the footballers,” Bartomeu said in an interview with The Associated Press in Miami, where the FIFA Council is meeting. “We have to take care about the way of training and the vacation they need to recover every season that they do. If the calendar is not modified, of course we cannot agree.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesIn 2021, FIFA envisages the window for international matches — which is likely to include 2022 World Cup qualifiers — running May 31-June 8. The Club World Cup would be held June 17-July 4, while the African Cup of Nations and CONCACAF Gold Cup could be played July 5-July 31. European club seasons typically start around mid-August.FIFA believes the proposed 24-team Club World Cup would “promote and grow football for the benefit of all confederations, member associations, leagues, clubs and fans,” according to a task force report on new FIFA competitions seen by the AP. Also Friday, the FIFA Council will be asked to approve the recommendations of a feasibility study into adding another 16 teams for the Qatar World Cup in 2022.The council will be asked to allow FIFA and Qatar to jointly submit a proposal on using “one or more additional co-host countries” in the Persian Gulf before a final decision in June on enlarging the World Cup from 32 to 48 teams.A document sent to the FIFA Council says its members will be asked if they agree with the report’s conclusion that World Cup expansion is “feasible provided that neighboring countries host some matches.”The FIFA study seen by the AP says Qatar would not be forced to share games with Bahrain, Saudi Arabia or the United Arab Emirates unless those countries restore diplomatic and travel ties with Doha. Because of their neutrality in the situation, Kuwait and Oman are indicated to be the current possible options identified by FIFA to host games in 2022 but their stadium infrastructure is only briefly assessed in a FIFA report.Venues in at least one more country would be required to cope with the additional 16 teams and 16 games under the expansion proposal.“As long as it’s well studied and well thought out, I think CONCACAF would have no issues supporting that,” said Montagliani, who leads the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Football.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In the first edition, South America would have six slots — one based on previous performances. Three each would go to teams from Africa, Asia and CONCACAF, which represents North and Central America. Oceania would get one representative. The confederations would decide their own qualification process, whereas now each continental champion qualifies for the Club World Cup along with the host country.“We know the current form doesn’t work,” FIFA Vice President Victor Montagliani told the AP. “The top clubs in the world have fans all over the world. So, I think it’s a natural progression of that competition.”The expanded tournament would start with eight groups of three, with the winners advancing to the quarterfinals. Teams would play two to five matches over a maximum of 18 days.According to a FIFA document seen by the AP, the governing body’s council will be asked on Friday to approve a trial 24-team Club World Cup running from June 17-July 4, 2021. That is the slot previously reserved for the Confederations Cup, which serves as a test event in a host nation a year before the World Cup.“An opportunity to keep growing the competition will always be accepted from our league and our clubs,” Enrique Bonilla, the president of the Mexican league, told the AP. “It helps to give exposure and it helps to make clubs from other parts of the world to be more competitive, and to grow, and to learn from those great players that are now playing in Europe.”ADVERTISEMENT Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LATEST STORIES FILE – In this Sunday, July 15, 2018 file photo, France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris holds the trophy aloft after the final match between France and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader, File)MIAMI — The president of Barcelona spoke out against the haste to introduce a 24-team Club World Cup in 2021 ahead of the FIFA Council deciding Friday whether to approve the pilot of the enlarged tournament.European clubs have publicly resisted FIFA’s bid to replace the current seven-team annual Club World Cup, which is played annually in December, with an expanded quadrennial version in June-July.ADVERTISEMENT 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy SEA Games hosting troubles anger Dutertecenter_img P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed 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 Errol Spence eyes ‘pound-for-pound’ status in Mikey Garcia showdown Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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Leeds set to sign Patrick Bamford from Middlesbrough in £10m transfer

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first_imgReuse this content Fulham sign Aleksandar Mitrovic and close in on Swansea’s Alfie Mawson Middlesbrough Patrick Bamford is close to completing an intriguing transfer from Middlesbrough to their Championship rivals Leeds United in a deal which could eventually be worth £10m. news Leeds have also completed a season-long loan deal for Jack Harrison, Manchester City’s England Under-21 winger. Harrison spent the second half of last season on loan at Middlesbrough but made just four league appearances.Pulis is hoping to keep Adama Traoré at the Riverside. Wolves are believed to have had an £18m bid for the winger rejected by Boro with the situation complicated slightly by the dislocated shoulder the player sustained in the abandoned friendly with Sunderland on Friday. Topics The Fiver: sign up and get our daily football email. Read more Transfer window Share on Messenger Share on Pinterest Share on Twitter The 24-year-old former Chelsea striker is understood to have passed a medical in West Yorkshire on Monday and is expected shortly to join Marcelo Bielsa’s side for an initial fee in the region of £7m.Considering both sides are hoping to challenge for automatic promotion, the technically accomplished Bamford’s switch represents something of a risk for Tony Pulis but Middlesbrough’s manager will hope to reinvest the money in a forward arguably better suited to his preferred system.Bielsa had spent much of the summer pursuing the Derby forward Matej Vydra but a combination of Vydra’s wage demands and his desire to play in the Premier League ultimately scuppered any potential move. Share on LinkedIn Leeds United Share on Facebook Share via Email Share on WhatsApplast_img read more