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

Curry, Bell, Iguodala out for Warriors in Portland

first_imgGALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Hornets lose Carter-Williams for rest of season MOST READ UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer LATEST STORIEScenter_img View comments Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) walks off the court after as he passes San Antonio Spurs guard Patty Mills (8) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, March 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)PORTLAND, Ore. — Stephen Curry, Jordan Bell and Andre Iguodala were all out with injuries Friday night for Golden State’s game against the Trail Blazers.Curry rolled his right ankle in the first quarter of the Warriors’ 110-107 victory at home over San Antonio the night before.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Curry missed 11 games in December with the sprained right ankle and injured it again last Friday at Atlanta. He did not travel to Portland.Bell, who sprained his right ankle Tuesday against Brooklyn, will be out through the weekend and re-evaluated Tuesday. The rookie who went to Oregon also did not travel.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkIguodala was out with a left wrist sprain for the second straight game.Reserve center David West missed his third straight game with an infected cyst in his right arm. The training staff was evaluating options to determine whether it will need to be removed.last_img read more

Parfaite Harmonie residents decry deplorable roads

first_imgResidents of Parfaite Harmonie, West Bank Demerara (WBD) continue to cry out for urgent intervention in fixing several roads in their community which have become a nightmare for commuters and pedestrians.One of the badly damaged roadsThe roads which were promised to be rehabilitated in 2018 by the Central Planning and Housing Authority (CH&PA) continue to be inundated with potholes which undoubtedly cause severe damage to vehicles.With the continuation of the rainy season, the holes continue to deteriorate.These roads are made of loam and are yet to be properly rehabilitated with asphalt. As a result of this, the roads are easily eroded and are in need of frequent rehabilitative works.As such, the residents are calling for an intervention and for the roads to be properly done in order for their distress to end.“You think is fair? Not all of us have vehicles so we usually have to walk out the streets to get to the main road before we can catch a car and it hard, because sometimes you walking into work with muddy shoes and in a state of embarrassment because of the roads, you head does hurt when you think of walking out there and oh lawd, when the rain fall, its worst” Natasha Abraham complained.Shayann Benjamin told the Guyana Times that as a result of the poor roads, taxis are refusing to make pickups at certain locations.“Sometimes you need a taxi to go somewhere and when you tell them which street, they outright tell you that they can’t make that, that their vehicles get mess or damage,” she explained.Another resident, a taxi driver detailed the horrors of ploughing in to the potholes.“I was struck for several hours because I take the risk to drive through one of the streets, but the hole was deep bad but rain was falling the day so I couldn’t see how deep the hole was. So I decide now to drive through and I end up stick in deh. You know how long, I try but nothing worked. One of my partner had to come with he bus and he pull me out”.In 2018 Minister within the Communities Ministry, Valerie Adams-Yearwood had promised to have the roads in Parfaite Harmonie upgraded but nothing has been done since.last_img read more

Another juvenile offender escapes from NOC

first_imgA search has begun for a 17-year-old juvenile offender of the New Opportunity Corps (NOC) who pushed down a social service assistant and escaped on Monday from the facility.New Opportunity CorpsThe teen of New Amsterdam, Berbice, Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) was sent to the juvenile correctional facility to serve a three-year sentence on a charge of breaking and entering and larceny.Guyana Times understands that at about 13:00h, the teen was being escorted back to his dorm, when he pushed the 61-year-old social service assistant, Dale Dowding to the ground and ran West out of the compound and into an area covered with high vegetation and made good his escape. Several workers at the entity went after the teen but he managed to escape. The matter was reported to the Police who also launched a search team.Just last month, 13 other juvenile offenders had escaped from the said facility but were however recaptured several days after. According to information received, 10 of the teens escaped on September 27, 2018, and the other three escaped on September 28, 2018.The teens had completed some chores in the compound of the facility, after which they started to run towards the said western side of the premises, which is not fenced.Those who had escaped were a 15-year-old female of Vigilance, East Coast Demerara (ECD), who is serving 18 months for simple larceny; a 16-year-old girl of Bartica, Region Seven, who is serving two years for wandering; another 16-year-old girl of La Parfaite Harmonie, West Bank Demerara, who is serving three years for wandering; a 15-year-old male of the Essequibo Coast, who is serving one year for simple larceny; a 16-year-old female of Number 10 Village, West Coast Berbice, who is serving two years for wandering; a 16-year-old male of New Amsterdam, Berbice, who is serving 21 months for attempting to escape from custody; a 16-year-old male of Buxton, ECD, who is serving a three-year sentence for possession of a firearm; a 16-year-old boy of Tucville, Georgetown, who is serving 22 months for wandering; a 17-year-old girl of Mahdia, Region Eight, who is serving two years for wandering; and a 17-year-old boy of Lethem, Region Nine who is serving 15 months for burglary.Back in 2017, oversight of the NOC’s operations were shifted from the Education Ministry to the Social Protection Ministry, to provide a stable ground for the youths to adapt to society after leaving the institution.Youths between the ages of 10 and 18 are placed at this correctional institution for petty offences, such as wandering, minor assault and theft.last_img read more

Manchester United outcast admits he still ‘loves’ the club and wants to stay at Old Trafford

first_imgManchester United outcast Nani admits he still ‘loves’ the club – and believes he can still have a future at the club.Red Devils boss Louis van Gaal sent the Portuguese winger on loan to Sporting Lisbon, as part of a deal which saw defender Marcus Rojo move to Old Trafford.It’s understood the Dutchman is keen on clearing out various members of the squad this summer, as he looks to take the club back to the peak of European football.Nani had been expected to leave United permanently but, speaking to The Guardian, the 28-year-old admits he wants to stay at Old Trafford.“I love Manchester United,” he told the newspaper. “The only decision I made (last summer) was to play more and be me again, because I lost a lot of things there last season due to injuries and the change of manager.“You never know the future,” Nani added.“It depends on a lot of things. If United want me to stay then with a different mentality I think we can work well next season but there are a lot of things to discuss and see.”“I receive some texts from [chief executive] Ed Woodward,” Nani added. “He texted me about the goal [on Sunday] and the great season I am having here.” Luis Nani in action for Sporting Lisbon 1last_img read more


first_imgChildren from St Columba’s National School in Ballylast, Castlefin get their jerseys on for Donegal. ALL PICS BY NORTHWEST NEWS PIX.DONEGAL SCHOOLKIDS HAVE JERSEY DAY FOR JIM AND THE BOYS! was last modified: September 3rd, 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:donegaljerseysSt Columba’s National Schoollast_img


first_imgCheck out some footage of the three footballers up for 2012 Footballer of the Year on this video from all hail from Donegal of course and are Frank McGlynn, Karl Lacey and Colm McFadden. The winner will be picked live at the awards gala banquet this Friday, October 26. DDTV VIDEO: McGLYNN, LACEY AND McFADDEN UP FOR FOOTBALLER OF THE YEAR was last modified: October 24th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:DDTV VIDEO: McGLYNNLACEY AND McFADDEN UP FOR FOOTBALLER OF THE YEARlast_img read more


first_img‘Splash & Dash 2014’ is a fun filled land, beach & sea obstacle course with approx 7km of walking, running, crawling and wading through man made and natural obstacles.This is the first charitable obstacle event in Donegal and all proceeds go to The Donegal Hospice.The fundraising event was created & designed by Deirdre Ward as a way to show her appreciation of the care and support shown by the staff of The Donegal Hospice towards her late mother Anna Ward. The event contains various obstacles include crawling under nets, hopping through tyres and sliding down beach hills.There is no swimming involved however you are guaranteed to get wet and have lots of craic!Individual entry or enter as a team of 4!A Junior Dash will also be held for kids aged 4-10 years. This will take place at 10:30am and the main event is at 12:00pm.Sign in for both at the Eamonn Byrne Memorial GAA Pitch. Juniors from 9:00am – 10:15am and Adults from 9:00am – 11:45am.You can now register ONLINE (individual or team) at www.splashdashfintra.comCost: Adult €25 + small admin feeChild €5 + small admin fee Prize Giving Presentation, refreshments and entertainment provided afterwards in The Clock Tower at 7pm.There will be an auction which includes a signed Ireland & Donegal jersey on the night.UNIQUE BEACH OBSTACLE COURSE ‘SPLASH & DASH’ CREATED TO RAISE FUNDS FOR DONEGAL HOSPICE was last modified: August 1st, 2014 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:FeaturesnewsNoticesSportlast_img read more


first_imgBREAKING NEWS: The Donegal man found unconscious outside a licensed premises in Derry has died in hospital, police have just confirmed.Caolan Page, 19, was found with serious head injuries on Magazine Street in Derry city centre around 2am on Saturday morning.A statement from the PSNI a short time ago confirmed that Mr Page from Upper Kildrum, Carrigans, has passed away at Altnagelvin Hospital Police are still refusing to say if they believe Mr Page was attacked or if his death was a tragic accident.“Police are still investigating the circumstances of the incident,” said a PSNI spokesman.He added that anybody who was in the vicinity of the area and noticed anything suspicious to contact them.Caolan, a former pupil at St Columb’s College in Derry, was a hugely popular young man. Tributes have been flowing in for the tragic 19 year old on a Facebook set up especially after the incident.It had been reported that Mr Page had died yesterday after being found unconscious and being rushed to hospital.However it is now understood that he was kept a live on a life-support machine.DONEGAL MAN FOUND UNCONSCIOUS OUTSIDE BAR DIES IN HOSPITAL was last modified: October 16th, 2011 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:Caolan Pagelast_img read more

Natural is tradition for yule spectacle

first_imgAt the Cervantes household, the deep scent of an evergreen ushers in Christmas. This is not a casual holiday for David and Leticia and their young children. It’s an all-out extravaganza, requiring grandparents, music, movies and, most definitely, a sturdy, real Christmas tree. “We’ve had artificial ones in the past,” David admitted as the family sized up a fresh-cut Monterey pine, soon to be strapped onto the back of his Toyota pickup for the short trip to his Santa Clarita home. “But it’s never the same. Coming out here with the kids makes it feel more traditional.” They checked out pines, examined firs, sized up options in the evening chill this week at Nancy’s Ranch, a cut-your-own tree farm in Valencia. This is an event for the whole family, rounded out with grandparents and traditions that run decades deep. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals They watch “A Christmas Carol” and the travails of Ralphie and his Red Ryder BB gun in “The Christmas Story” on TV. They listen to “Jingle Bells” and “The Little Drummer Boy” at least 10 times a day. And to complement the natural beauty of their tree, they erect a 6-foot, 6-inch, 300-pound Santa Claus statue. Pulling a tree out of a closet just doesn’t wash. “This is how you teach your kids so they can teach theirs one day,” said Leticia. “It’s my favorite holiday. It’s nice people still have the Christmas spirit.” Brent Hopkins, (818) 713-3738 REAL Scent: Purists love their pine. Cost: As little as $20. Memories: You had one when you were a kid, strung popcorn and sang carols at its base, probably “O Christmas Tree.” The Recycling Factor: You can mulch it or replant it once its indoor use is done. The numbers: The National Christmas Tree Association says real trees outsell their artificial counterparts 3 to 1 every year. X Factor: Charlie Brown proved that even a spindly, sorry-looking tree can shine if trimmed with love. FAKE Scent: Allergy sufferers like that synthetic trees are unscented. Cost: As little as $40. Memories: None … of Dad cursing the lights, the animal that came in with the tree or the year Junior got sap in his hair playing amid the branches. The Recycling Factor: Plastic and metal; you actually get money back when you toss this tree out. The numbers: Of course, real outsells fake. With warranties of up to 25 years, you can buy one and enjoy it for decades. X Factor: No needles, no water, no clogging the vacuum cleaner for months. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more