India men’s hockey coach says two areas need to improve before Tokyo 2020 –…

first_imgAdvertisement 7pdeNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsny5xWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E278( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 49Would you ever consider trying this?😱36pezCan your students do this? 🌚gs1Roller skating! Powered by Firework The coach of India men’s hockey team, Graham Reid told that the team would need to improve  two areas as of now and they are finishing and deep defence. Indian Hockey team is eyeing for a medal in the Olympics next year in Tokyo. The coach of Indian hockey team is very much hopeful about good performance of India in the biggest stage.Advertisement Graham Reid was a former player of Australia and he won the silver medal in Barcelona Olympics. So, this time he wants to win a Gold medal in the Olympics podium with Team India. India trashed Russia in a two legged encounter by a margin of 11-3. However, the coach is not satisfied with the performance in few areas of the pitch. In the deep defence, India are giving away too many opportunities to the opponents to score. On the other hand, the forwards are creating too many opportunities but they are unable to convert all those into Goals. According to Graham Reid, the team needs to be more clinical in terms of finishing.Advertisement The captain of Indian men’s hockey team,  Manpreet Singh congratulated women’s team who also secured their place in the Tokyo Olympics with a great performance.2018 Asian Men’s Hockey Champions Trophy: India annihilate Japan 9-0Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

India vs New Zealand 2nd Test results: Double fifties from openers help New Zealand…

first_imgImage Courtesy: Reuters/Twitter(@BLACKCAPS)Advertisement Team India has succumbed to another defeat in the final match of the Test series against New Zealand, as the hosts clinch a 2-0 victory. Another failure of the batting order, and Virat Kohli and his squad have suffered an embarrassing defeat in the 3rd day of the game today, winding up their lengthy tour of the Kiwis to a shameful conclusion. Bundling out the visitors by 124, New Zealand chased down the target with 7 wickets at hand today in Christchurch.Advertisement Image Courtesy: Reuters/Twitter(@BLACKCAPS)With Hanuma Vihari and Rishabh Pant on strike, India resumed their score of 97 for 6 from tomorrow, but couldn’t battle it out against an overwhelming Kiwi bowling squad. Both Vihari (9) and Pant (4) saw early dismissals, and tail enders Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah had the same fate. However, Ravindra Jadeja, who set the Hagnely Oval on a frenzy after that superhuman catch yesterday, made an effort of 16, with one boundary and one over boundary, keeping his strike till the end.The Black Caps pacer duo Tim Southee and Trent Boult continued their hunt, as they picked up a total of 7 wickets. Boult dismissed Pant to make it his fourth wicket of the match, and Southee completed a triple strike, picking Vihari and Shami today.Advertisement With a target set of 132, the New Zealand openers Tom Latham and Tom Blundell started the chase with brilliant double fifties. Latham scored 52, including ten fours, and Blundell landed a 55, consisting of eight boundaries and a single six.The opening duo’s stunning efforts already sealed New Zealand’s victory, as even low scores from the middle order batsmen had the hosts winning the match. Skipper Kane Williamson, who’s bad form continues in the series, scored only five, equal to Ross Taylor and Henry Nicholls, who both kept their strike till the end of the chase.Advertisement Umesh Yadav, who is in the squad as a replacement for Ishant Sharma, picked Latham’s wicket. Bumrah secured two wickets, dismissing Blundell and Williamson.In the post match interview, a gloomy Kohli lamented for the team not being up to the mark.“We accept it upfront and if we have to win away from home, we have to do that. No excuses, just learning moving forward. In Tests, we weren’t able to play the cricket we wanted to,” the 31 year old told reporters.While praising the bowlers who had an appreciable performance across the two Tests, Kohli stated that the batsmen didn’t do justice to their bowling counterparts.“Disappointing, have to go back to the drawing board and correct things going forward,” the Men in Blue captain concluded.Also read-Here’s how Ravindra Jadeja reacted to his gravity defying catch against New ZealandDoes Ravi Shastri need to be replaced for team India to do better in overseas conditions? Advertisementlast_img read more

Bundle Up and Head Out For The Dery Bennett New Year’s…

first_imgSANDY HOOK – On January 1, 2012, the American Littoral Society will hold its 36th annual Dery Bennett New Year’s Day Beach Walk on Sandy Hook. Society staff will lead members and the general public on a bracing walk on the beach, departing at 11 a.m. from Society Headquarters, 18 Hartshorne Drive, Highlands, NJ, 07732.  After the walk, the group will gather at Society headquarters for free hot dogs, hot cocoa, cider, and desserts.The annual walk was started in the 1970s by Dery Bennett, who led the American Littoral Society for more than 30 years. He wanted the public to start each year with a focus on the coast. After Bennett passed away in 2009, the Society renamed the walk after him to honor his many years of protecting and preserving New Jersey’s coastal wildlife and habitat and for inspiring so many others to follow his path.The walk is free and open to the public but donations are always welcome. Participants should dress for the weather and bring a dessert to share – finger foods only, please. This is a rain or shine event; however, in the case of an extreme weather event, check the Society’s homepage for a cancellation notice by 7 a.m. the day of the event.The American Littoral Society is a membership-based, non-profit, coastal conservation organization headquartered on Sandy Hook in Highlands, NJ. Since 1961 the Society has promoted the study and conservation of coastal marine life and habitat, defended the coast from harm, and empowered others to do the same through advocacy, education, and conservation. To learn more visit www.littoralsociety.org.last_img read more

Gateway Improvements Under Way

first_imgSANDY HOOK – Sandy Hook and Fort Hancock are undergoing positive changes and upgrades that will have a significant effect on the park’s future.Representatives of the National Park Service (NPS) and the Fort Hancock Advisory Committee participated in a Two River Times editorial board meeting on March 24 to discuss developments at Gateway National Recreation Area at Sandy Hook and the Fort Hancock, the former and historic military installation at the park’s northern tip. They joined staff members of The Two River Times to discuss the park’s ongoing Sandy recovery work, other developments and park improvements in the works, along with the hopes of the NPS and its advisory committee concerning the rehabilitation of some of the aging and deteriorating fort structures.“We have our challenges there,” said Jennifer T. Nersesian, superintendent of the NPS Gateway division. Nersesian was talking specifically about the Fort Hancock efforts, but her comments could have been about the entire park as the federal agency continues to work on its infrastructure after it was smacked around by Superstorm Sandy on October 29, 2012, and it works on a viable public/private partnership to renovate and preserve the fort buildings.Joining Nersesian was Peter McCarthy, Sandy Hook unit coordinator; Daphne Yun, a NPS public affairs specialist; and Gerry Glaser, who co-chairs the Fort Hancock 21st Century Advisory Committee, as well as serves as a member of the board of trustees of the Sandy Hook Foundation, the official friends of the park group.The advisory committee has 20 members, made up of various stakeholders, from government education and the private sector. The NPS established the committee in 2012 to investigate ways to hopefully save the aging structures by establishing partnerships that would lead to the restoration of the buildings without necessarily requiring taxpayer dollars.The Park service had sought requests for expressions of interest for a pilot program that would allow six buildings formerly used as officer’s living quarters to be developed for possible for-profit bed and breakfast businesses, residential use and for not-for-profit office space. “There was a very high level of interest,” from parties for the program, Nersesian said, with the park service getting 40 responses, 19 of which were for residential uses.The NPS subsequently has been seeking formal requests for proposals for the six structures, with the deadline for those set for April 17, Nersesian said.“We want to see a real vibrant community out there,” Glaser said. And this pilot program is a means of “testing the waters for what the community would like to see there,” Glaser added.But any agreement would require potential tenants to undertake restoration of the structures to conform to the U.S. Department of Interior historic guidelines. Any costs incurred by the tenants would be taken into consideration in the lease agreements, Nersesian said.Under federal law, lease agreements can be as long as 60 years, she added.Ongoing work for the beach areas include redoing the park’s telecommunications infrastructure and overhauling the sewerage system, both impacted by Sandy, with the sewerage system upgrade expected to take another couple of years to complete, Nersesian and McCarthy said. In addition, the Park service is working on a pre-Sandy project, building another portion of the multi-use paved path that runs most of the length of the approximately seven-mile park and is a popular feature for joggers, walkers and cyclists.Work is underway on repairing the boardwalk that runs through the park’s 64-acre maritime holly forest. And plans are in the works to repair and adapt the park’s Sandy-damaged History House site to better withstand storms. “This is not just about fix it and get it up quick,” but to prepare it for the long-term use, Nersesian said.Sandy Hook had sustained considerable damage from Sandy, battering structures and infrastructure along with eroding the beach areas, as the park was hit with as much as 13-foot tidal surges, park representatives and federal officials said at the time. Despite the damage, most of the park was sufficiently repaired and open and available to the public by May 2013.For the summer there will again be commuter ferry services from New York City to the park, provided by SeaStreak, and the Park’s camping grounds will be available from mid-April to Sept. 30. The bicycle rental service will again be on-site for this summer season, according to McCarthy.For the next two summers, however, park visitors will have to again settle for food vendor trucks, McCarthy said. Work is continuing on the buildings that had housed the now-defunct Sea Gulls’ Nest restaurant and bar and the other food serve areas damaged by Sandy. But the NPS is working on a plan for its future use, McCarthy said.Another change park visitors could see is an increase in parking fees in 2017. For the season running from Memorial Day to Labor Day, daily parking is proposed to increase from $15 to $20, and seasonal parking $75 to $100.Local, state and federal lawmakers had been critical of the fee hike, but Nersesian insisted the fees are competitive with other area beach costs.Gateway National Recreation Area at Sandy Hook is situated on a barrier island in Middletown, separating Sandy Hook Bay on its west and Atlantic Ocean on the eastern coast. It became a federal park in the 1972 when Congress established the Gateway National Recreation Area, making it one of three locations in the New York/New Jersey region providing recreational opportunities for largely urban areas.McCarthy has said previously the park gets approximately 2.2 million visitors a year, with roughly 2 million coming between Memorial and Labor Day. –By John Burtonlast_img read more

Middletown Township Salutes All Veterans

first_imgPhotos by Alex Nazath MIDDLETOWN – The township’s vibrant 62nd Annual Veterans Day Parade was held Sunday, Nov. 3, starting at the Bayview School in Leonardo and winding through the “Showcase Corridor” of Campbell’s Junction before working its way back to VFW Post 2179 in Port Monmouth. Immediately following the parade there was a “Middletown Supports all Veterans” lunch and military display.last_img

This one’s a toss up when Cats meet Phantom Midget AAA semi final

first_imgBy Bruce FuhrThe Nelson Daily SportsSixteen points separated the two teams in the final regular season standings, but the last time the two teams met nothing was decided in 120 minutes of play.Which is why it’s anyone’s guess as to which team will come out on top when the Kootenay Wildcats travel to Pitt Meadows to face the Fraser Valley Phantom in the best-of-three B.C. Female Midget AAA Hockey Playoff series beginning Friday.“I think the games are going to be determined by how the officials allow the girls to compete then I feel we’re going to have a successful weekend,” Kootenay coach Mario DiBella told The Nelson Daily after the Cats’ final practice Wednesday at the NDCC Arena.“If the referees are going to call coincidental contact, then we’ll have to adjust our game to how the game’s being called.”The Cats see an uphill battle on the stats page against the Phantom.During the regular season Kootenay scored 32 fewer goals than the team allowed. Plus the Cats face a team in Fraser Valley that has three players — Rachel Dong, Reaghan Chadwick and Megan Taylor — in the top six in league scoring.“We’ve done a lot of work on offensive play of late,” DiBella explained. “I feel we’ve got the personalities in the room that can put the puck in the net they just have to understand that that is their role on this team.”The series opens Friday at the Pitt Meadows Arena at 9 p.m.Game two of the series goes Saturday at 7:15 p.m. with game three, if necessary, played Sunday at 9:15 a.m.The best-of-three playoff series is new this season to the B.C. Female Midget AAA League.A move DiBella likes.“I think it’s great . . .. I think it brings more credibility to the Major Midget Female program,” said DiBella. “I never liked the tournament format where you can get bounced because you play poorly in one game.“At least here you can determine your own fate in the best-of-three.”The league has already seen one upset this season as Prince George rode the red-hot netminding of Megan Spooner to knock off the Vancouver Fusion 2-1 in the best-of-three quarterfinal.Taya Garneau’s goal late in the game sparked the Cougars to a 1-0 win in game three of the series.The Cougars now travel to Kelowna to meet regular season champion Okanagan Rockets in the other best-of-three semi final beginning Friday at the Rutland Arena.sports@thenelsondaily.comlast_img read more

Saints hockey continues to build for next season, add two players from PIJHL Champion Delta Ice Hawks

first_img“John is a big, strong player with a high skill level who always competes hard and Cody is a dynamic guy offensively who was probably the best skater in Junior B hockey this past season. I’m very pleased that John and Cody have chosen to take the next step in their academic and hockey careers at Selkirk College.” Proctor, a 6-foot-4 winger, scored 16 times and totalled 41 points in 36 regular season games last season and tacked on another 14 points in 23 playoff contests.Over three-plus junior seasons split between the Ice Hawks and North Delta Devils, Proctor scored 43 goals and totalled 93 points in 116 games. He also saw 49 games of postseason action, including a trip to the PIJHL finals in 2010, picking up 18 points overall. “I’m very excited to attend Selkirk College this fall to further my education and continue to play the sport I love at a competitive and high level,” said Proctor, who lists his size, shot and playmaking ability amongst his strengths.”I’m a good teammate who always puts the team first. I also consider myself a disciplined agitator; I draw a lot of penalties but rarely take any myself.” “After winning the 2012 leaque championship with the Delta Ice Hawks, I’m hungry to win another at Selkirk,” he adds.”I am also looking forward to going back to school in a disciplined but positive and fun environment.” Fidgett, a 5-foot-11 winger, netted 16 goals and 28 points in 33 regular season games before leading the Ice Hawks with 24 points in 19 PIJHL postseason appearances and six points in four games at the Cyclone Taylor Cup.In 109 games with the Ice Hawks over three-plus seasons, Fidgett scored 55 goals and totalled 87 points in 109 regular season contests and excelled during the postseason with 34 goals and 59 points in 49 playoff appearances. “I’m excited for the opportunity to play the game I’m passionate about while furthering my education,” Fidgett explaind.”I like to think of myself as an unselfish team player who can create opportunities on every shift using my speed and ability to read the play. I’m looking forward to helping my team achieve their goals while raising my level of hockey and working towards a degree in business.” Proctor and Fidgett are the 12th and 13th players to commit to the Saints for the 2012/13 season. They join a forward group that includes Thomas Hardy (Aldergrove, PIJHL), Jackson Garrett (Comox Valley, VIJHL), Cole Thomson (Kerry Park, VIJHL),Scott Swiston (Creston, KIJHL), Connor McLaughlin (Fernie Ghostriders, KIJHL), Kyle Golz (Grandview, PIJHL), Matthew Luongo (Aldergrove, PIJHL) and Brodie Gibbon (Oceanside, VIJHL), as well as defenceman Brett Kipling (Melville, SJHL) and Dylan Smith (Richmond, PIJHL) and goaltender Stephen Wolff (Oceanside, VIJHL). The Selkirk College Saints hope two champions can bring championship experience to the West Kootenay college.Selkirk head coach Jeff Dubois is pleased to announce forwards Cody Fidgett (Richmond, B.C.) and John Proctor (Port Moody, B.C.) have committed to attend Selkirk College for the  2012/13 B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League season. Proctor and Fidgett recently completed their junior careers with the Pacific International Junior Hockey League’s Delta Ice Hawks, who they helped to a 2012 PIJHL Championship and a third place finish at the Cyclone Taylor Cup. “John and Cody both bring championship experience with a top-end junior organization in Delta,” Jeff Dubois said.last_img read more

Leafs, Hawks win as Murdoch Division race remains close

first_imgThe Nelson Leafs kept pace with the Beaver Valley Nitehawks in the race to the top of the Neil Murdoch Division by putting an good old-fashioned whipping on the Castlegar Rebels in KIJHL action Friday night at the NDCC Arena.Final score: 9-0 Leafs.Former Rebel Jamie Vlanich finished with five points, including three goals, to lead the Leafs.Linemate Alec Wilkinson added four points with two goals while Travis Wellman also scored twice.Adam Hodge and Darnell St. Pierre added singles. Brad Rebagliati was stellar between the pipes to register the shutout as Nelson out-shot the Rebels 31-29. Patrick Zubick was in goal for Castlegar.In Fruitvale, the Hawks scored twice in each period to rout the Golden Rockets 6-2.Riley Brant and Sam Swanson each scored twice to lead the Hawks. Taylor Stafford and Jeremy Lucchini also scored for Beaver Valley.Beaver Valley out-shot the Rockets 47-27, making a winner out of netminder Brett Clark.The Hawks lead Nelson by one point in Murdoch Standings.The Leafs have a chance to leapfrog the Hawks when the Green and White hosts Grand Forks Saturday at 7 p.m. in the NDCC Arena.Beaver Valley is idle, seeing its next action Tuesday by hosting Creston at the Hawks Nest.Castlegar hosts Creston Saturday in the Sunflower City.last_img read more

Nelson Minor Hockey benefits from Lions Club generous donation

first_imgThe Nelson Lions Club is at it again. The local organization has been busy supporting group in the Heritage City.This time it was Nelson Minor Hockey on the receiving end of a generous donation by the Nelson Lion’s Club.Recently, Lions Club Treasurer Bill Brown presented Lisa Upper of Nelson Minor Hockey with a cheque to the tune of $400.This is just one of the many ways that the funds the Lions Club raise is returned to the community.Next up for the Nelson Lions Club is the annual Pancake Breakfast, Saturday, July 1 on Baker Street in Nelson.last_img

MRAZEK RETURNS FROM NEW YORK TO HEAD $100,000 THOR’S ECHO HANDICAP AT SIX FURLONGS MONDAY AT SANTA ANITA

first_imgMAGIC MARK: Idle since winning the one mile Bertrando Stakes versus state-breds at Los Alamitos one year ago, this 6-year-old Benchmark gelding will hope to run well fresh for owner/breeders Dorine and John Lanza. Trained by Ron Ellis, he has a sparkling six furlong gate drill in 1:11.20 here on June 26 (best of 13 at the distance) and must be respected with five wins from 14 starts. Out of the Deputy Governor mare Jewel Magic, he has earnings of $258,734. LOVE MY BUD: A 5-year-old Pamela Ziebarth homebred gelding, he was bred in Kentucky and is California sired, by Tizbud. A state-bred or sired allowance winner going 5 ½ furlongs two starts back on April 22, he tired late to finish sixth, beaten 2 ½ lengths, in an open first condition allowance going 6 ½ furlongs down the hillside turf here on May 19. A longshot, he’s out of the Forest Wildcat mare Kathwen and he has two wins from five starts. RACE PART OF GOLDEN STATE SERIES FOR CALIFORNIA-BRED OR SIRED 3-YEAR-OLDS AND UP THE $100,000 THOR’S ECHO HANDICAP IN POST POSITION ORDER WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTS Race 8 (of 9)                                       Approximate post time 5 p.m. PDT RAISED A SECRET: Third, beaten 6 ¾ lengths by eventual Grade I Triple Bend Stakes winner Lord Nelson on June 3, this Mark Glatt trainee was a close third two starts back in the Grade III, six furlong Los Angeles Stakes on April 16 and rates a huge chance dropping in class on Monday. Owned by Rodney Orr, the 6-year-old full horse by Songandaprayer will hope to get a stalking trip from his rail post position. Never worse than third in nine tries at six furlongs, Raised a Secret is 30-5-10-8 overall with earnings of $490,130. MRAZEK: By red hot sire Square Eddie, he’s out of the Wild Rush mare Heckuva Rush. A well beaten 10th in the Grade II, seven furlong Woody Stephens Stakes June 11 at Belmont Park, he was second, beaten a neck two starts back here in the Grade III, seven furlong Lazaro Barrera Stakes on May 14. A winner versus statebreds of Del Mar’s 5 ½ furlong Graduation Stakes last August, Mrazek is quick from the gate and should relish his post position on the far outside. He has earnings of $169,437 from an overall mark of 7-2-4-0.center_img Raised a Secret–Santiago Gonzalez–123Love My Bud–Rafael Bejarano–117Forest Chatter–Mike Smith–122Nardo–Flavien Prat–118Magic Mark–Drayden Van Dyke–122Mrazek–Mario Gutierrez–115First post time on Monday, Independence Day, is at 1:30 p.m. Admission gates open at 11:30 a.m. Monday is also Fan Appreciation Day and there will be one dollar beers, sodas and hot dogs offered throughout the day. ARCADIA, Calif. (July 1, 2016)–Reddam Racing’s homebred Mrazek returns from a disappointing foray to Belmont Park on June 11 to head Monday’s $100,000 Thor’s Echo Handicap at Santa Anita. To be contested at six furlongs, the Thor’s Echo, which attracted a field of six, is a part of the Golden State Series and is for California-bred or sired 3-year-olds and up.Mrazek’s competition includes Raised a Secret, who comes off a third place finish to recent Grade I winner Lord Nelson, consistent Forest Chatter, comebacking Magic Mark and Nardo, who comes off a pair of recent allowance wins.                 FOREST CHATTER: Winless from just one start on dirt, all five of his career wins have come on turf, which is no longer an option at the current meet. Trained by Richard Mandella, he showed good speed in his only main track appearance, a close fourth three starts back versus statebreds in the seven furlong Cary Grant Stakes at Del Mar Nov. 22. Third and subsequently second in a pair of statebred stakes down Santa Anita’s hillside turf course on Feb. 27 and May 28, the 5-year-old Kentucky bred and California-sired gelding by Dixie Chatter retains the services of Mike Smith. His overall mark stands at 13-5-2-2 and he has earnings of $268,510. NARDO: Trained by Mike Puype, he comes off a pair of recent allowance wins at 6 ½ furlongs and appears to be a “now” commodity for owner/breeders Tony and Suzy Narducci. A 4-year-old gelding by Olmodavor out of the Decarchy mare Bella Castagna, Nardo appears to be coming to his best as he tries stakes competition for the first time. With an overall record of 7-3-1-2, he’ll be ridden for the fourth consecutive time by Flavien Prat.last_img read more