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NYS grads shine on Canada West stage

first_imgNelson Youth Soccer grad Julia Burkart has been a strong recruit for the Thompson Rivers University Varsity Soccer squad this fall. Burkart has fit in quite well with Wolfpack following a sensational career with NYS Selects, helping the U18s capture the BC Provincial B Cup this past summer.The rookie defender has played most of the minutes during the season for TRU.Despite a 1-7 record, the Wolfpack have been a thorn in the side of Canada West women’s soccer squads.The WolfPack will wrap up their three-match home stand on Thursday (Oct 4) when the UBCO Heat come to town. It’s the start of a home and home series between the two schools and is the fourth in the “President’s Cup” series.Also on TRU from Nelson is forward Shianne Michalchuk.last_img

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Chelsea fined but avoids points deduction for Man City brawl

first_imgBoth clubs have been handed a fine by the Football Association, with City charged £35,000 and Chelsea receiving an £100,000 punishment.It had been speculated that the Blues could suffer the unprecedented fate of being deducted points for failing to control their players in the match at the Etihad Stadium due to the number of similar previous offences they have been charged with.Chelsea had been fined four times, prior to the latest incident, for violating FA rules on player conduct in the past 19 months.Most notably, they landed themselves in hot water with the authorities after a bust-up with Tottenham players at the end of last season following a game in which nine players were booked.Chelsea were fined heavily after that incident and warned that their repeat offences could lead to a point deduction, which has not been imposed in this kind of scenario since the Premier League’s inception in 1992.The latest bust-up occured in the aftermath of a Sergio Aguero tackle on David Luiz that saw the Argentine striker sent off by referee Anthony Taylor.Nathaniel Chalobah reacted angrily to the challenge on his team-mate, pushing Aguero over and sparking shoving matches throughout the two sets of players.Man City midfielder Fernandinho was also sent off for grabbing the throat of his Chelsea counterpart Cesc Fabregas.last_img read more

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French favourite Kiki dumped in Paris, joy for Ostapenko

first_imgFrench favourite Kristina Mladenovic skidded out of a storm-struck French Open on Tuesday, losing 6-4 6-4 to Timea Bacsinszky in a rain-interrupted quarter-final.Thirteenth seed Mladenovic had been hoping to become the first French champion since Mary Pierce in 2000, but never really clicked on Court Philippe-Chatrier.An opening set where both players struggled to hold serve was sealed when Bacsinszky hit her third ace, and the Swiss held her nerve in the second set to close it out.Bacsinszky, a semi-finalist here in 2015, will next meet Jelena Ostapenko as the Latvian’s dream run continued when she stunned former world number one Caroline Wozniacki.The world number 47 recovered from losing the first five games of a rain-ravaged match to outclass 11th seed Wozniacki 4-6 6-2 6-2 on Court Suzanne Lenglen.The 19-year-old, playing in the main draw in Paris for only the second time, is the first teenager to get to the semi-finals at Roland Garros since Ana Ivanovic in 2007.She will face Bacsinszky in the last four on Thursday when she will celebrate her 20th birthday.last_img read more

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Barton leads Nuggets over Clippers

first_imgNets beat Knicks again, score win at MSG MOST READ The lead grew to as much as 25 and the Clippers never threatened. Barton’s seventh 3-pointer, which tied a career high, capped a 20-point half for the guard.The Clippers made the decision to leave home Griffin and Jordan before Wednesday’s loss to Milwaukee, but Malone was asked before Thursday’s tip how he found out that the two big men were out.“I called up Doc (Rivers) after the game last night and said, ‘Tough loss to Milwaukee, guys look tired and why don’t you keep them home,’” Malone joked. “One of my assistant coaches texted me after the game, and listening to the postgame comments that Doc had mentioned he was going to leave them home.”Jordan had played in every game this season, was busy with All-Star weekend and has been flying back and forth to his home in Houston to deal with a family issue, so Rivers told the center he wasn’t going to play against Denver.“I didn’t pose it as a question,” Rivers said. “I thought that was a better way of doing that. He’s had no rest all year, and he went through the All-Star weekend, and he enjoyed that whole weekend, if I know my DJ. He’s done more travel than us these past two weeks, which is virtually impossible.”ADVERTISEMENT ‘It’s not my shame’: Why Filipino women are calling out sexual misconduct on social media View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town ‘1917’ takes top honor at the Producers Guild Awards Taal Volcano evacuees warned against going home Duterte promises to look for funds to establish rail transport in Cebu LATEST STORIES Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite The Clippers played without Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan, who were left back in Los Angeles for the one-game trip. Denver forwards Wilson Chandler (right groin) and Danilo Gallinari (left knee bone bruise) also sat, but Kenneth Faried returned after missing nine games with lower back spasms. Faried had 12 points in 18 minutes.Chris Paul had 18 points and 14 assists, J.J. Redick scored a team-high 22 points and Austin Rivers had 17 for the Clippers, who have lost three straight.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnThe Nuggets led by as many as 15 in the first half and 13 at the break, but the Clippers quickly cut it to six in the third quarter.Barton, who scored 13 points in the second quarter, ended the third with nine points in the final 56 seconds to give Denver a 103-80 lead heading into the fourth. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Denver Nuggets guard Will Barton, front right, loses control of the ball as Los Angeles Clippers forward Brandon Bass, front left, and guard Austin Rivers defend in the second half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, March 16, 2017, in Denver. The Nuggets won 129-114. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)DENVER, COLORADO—Will Barton scored a career-high 35 points, Nikola Jokic recorded his fifth triple-double of the season and the Denver Nuggets beat the Los Angeles Clippers 129-114 on Thursday night to win their fourth straight.Jokic finished with 17 points, 14 rebounds and 11 assists to help lead Denver to a win in a matchup of short-handed teams.ADVERTISEMENT Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties ‘Bad Boys for Life’ debuts so good with box office top spotlast_img read more

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Say it ain’t so…

first_imgSome are asking how come it took more than seven hours to count just 826 votes at the PNC Biennial Congress election for the Chairman. Fifty years ago, asked a similar question at a PPP Congress, PPP AG Dr Fenton Ramsahoye gave a cryptic answer that is quite applicable to the PNC conundrum: “The party works in mysterious ways!!” He was, of course, alluding to the biblical homily on the “ways” of the Lord, which are beyond the ken or ordinary mortals like you and your Eyewitness!!Now the party we’re presently trying to divine is the PNC – which gave a whole new meaning to the word “rigging” when it used the technique to stay in power between 1968 and 1992. You’re talking about 24 years to perfect a practice during at least five general elections with scads of International and Regional Observers in close attendance. If you can earn a PhD in, say, four years, think of the institutional memory and techniques on rigging you accumulate in 24!!Problem is, it wasn’t just the PNC party that did the job. As your Eyewitness has been at pains to point out, the REGIME Burnham constructed to keep the PPP at bay (and out of Government) involved also the Bureaucracy and the Disciplined Forces. The latter was more crucial than the party on the rigging front. After playing the “overseas vote” card in 1968, the PNC couldn’t very well cash that cheque a second time. So, in 1973, they called in the Disciplined Forces.The GDF were the ones who seized ballot boxes, and the GNS “counted” the votes at Camp Ayanganna. This counting wasn’t as simple as it sounded – duplicate ballot papers had to be printed; they had to be filled in in a prescribed formula to give the PNC a two-thirds majority – but still keep the PPP alive, to show the world there was an “Opposition”! This operation, of course, was replicated in 1978 (the “house” or “mouse” referendum); 1980, and 1985.During this time, the PNC party had absolutely NO role in keeping the regime in power!! So when your Eyewitness hears that the “party” people conspired to keep out the “army” people, he wonders how come, with a historian as leader, the history of the Disciplined Forces to keep the regime in power isn’t appreciated. But that’s part of the problem with Guyanese politics, isn’t it?It isn’t “politically correct” to say parties in general are, by definition, “ethnic”…so we pretend they’re “multi-ethnic”. And with the PNC, since they won’t admit to rigging, they won’t admit the military types are more PNC than the PNC.So the party outrigged the army?!! How ironic!!…on liquorgate!!What a tangled web we weave when first we practise to deceive!! Looks like the “liquour lie” might just be the straw to break the “camel of corruption’s” back!! After all, with sixty-five MPs having access to the MP Lounge at Parliament, surely the PNC didn’t think only teetotaller Jagdeo would spill the alcohol?!!Well, we now have confirmation that not only is liquour served during “sittings”; the servings might go on into the wee hours of the morning, when the occasions become ‘staggerings” or even “lie-ings”!!  The imbibers didn’t even have respect for the 2am curfew of their member Ramjattan, Minister of Public Security – who’s a card-carrying imbiber!!Now, most corruption is conducted in secret, so when the accusations are hurled and fingers pointed – such as in the present Demerara Harbour Bridge Design Bid – the denials may have some plausibility. In the case of Liquourgate, it’s not going to take much – just a question in the house – for the parliamentary tab on liquour to be revealed!!So who’re the lushes?…on the teachers’ strikeYour Eyewitness still believes there will be no strike. The PNC-led Government may be corrupt; they may be inept; but they ain’t stupid.They can count 15,000 teachers faster than 800 delegates!!last_img read more

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Big difference

first_img‘People evacuated on their own’ No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist Barangay Ginebra coach Tim Cone talked about just how much of a factor exhaustion would play on both teams after coming from a PBA Governors’ Cup Finals road game in Lucena City just two nights before. But that didn’t seem true for Stanley Pringle, who erupted for 17 points in the third period to help the Gin Kings pull away and hammer out a 92-84 decision over Meralco on Sunday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao where Ginebra snapped a 1-1 tie with conviction.“Tonight, he got loose. And when he gets loose, that’s what you see,” Cone said of Pringle, who finished with 21 points, five rebounds and four assists as the crowd darlings regained the lead in the best-of-seven duel.ADVERTISEMENT ‘People evacuated on their own’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “He’s really a difference-maker,” Cone added.The Kings, before a crowd of 16,001, enjoyed leads as many as 23 points before weathering a Meralco rally in the fourth.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4SPORTSBlatche cramming for tough Mighty Sports stint in DubaiJapeth Aguilar was again a force on defense, registering seven blocks to go with his 23 points, which was second only to Justin Brownlee’s team-best 24. Meralco got the goods from Chris Newsome and Allen Durham, who scored 24 and 23, respectively.But what a deflated Norman Black couldn’t help but admit was just how big of a gut punch losing Raymond Almazan early was for the Bolts. Lava gushes out of Taal Volcano as villagers flee “We came out of the locker room [for the third period] very flat. We found out that we will miss Raymond for the rest of the night and probably for the remainder of the series,” Black said.“We lacked energy and intensity going into the third quarter. I don’t know how much we were affected by the news, but it was evident in that quarter,” he added.Almazan landed awkwardly late in the opening frame and was carried off the floor and back to the team dugout. Black said the big man, who has been a steady presence for the Bolts in the interior, will undergo MRI tests at Makati Medical Center.“He couldn’t move his leg. As a former player myself, that’s not a good sign,” Black said. INQADVERTISEMENT Five more athletics bets could join Obiena in Tokyo Air quality in NCR now improving after Taal ashfallcenter_img US stocks climb ahead of trade deal, sending S&P 500 to record high MOST READ LATEST STORIES More than 40 quakes hound areas reeling from Taal Volcano’s eruption View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Pagasa sees cloudy skies, scattered rain showers in volcanic eruption-hit areas Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown01:54MMDA deploys rescue team to Batangas following Taal eruptionlast_img read more

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United sucker punch disarms Gunners

first_imgRooney’s strike added to a comedy own-goal by Kieran Gibbs that saw the left-back deflect Antonio Valencia’s cross into his own net after a mix-up with goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny, who was injured in the process.Olivier Giroud, on as a second-half substitute, replied deep into stoppage time for Arsenal, but United held on to record a first competitive away win since April 5.The victory took Louis van Gaal’s side back into the Champions League places, 13 points behind leaders Chelsea.Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger was left to rue an afternoon of wasted opportunities and inspired goalkeeping by United’s David de Gea, as well as injuries to Szczesny and Jack Wilshere.Arsenal produced a lightning start at the Emirates and should have been out of sight in the first quarter of the match.Ex-United striker Danny Welbeck was presented with a sight of goal after Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain had been allowed to run in-field, but he was denied by Paddy McNair.Welbeck then headed over in the ninth minute from a pinpoint Oxlade-Chamberlain cross.Seconds later, United left-back Luke Shaw appeared to turn his ankle as he cleared the ball under pressure by Oxlade-Chamberlain.The England international hobbled on, before he was replaced in the 16th minute by Ashley Young.By then, United goalkeeper De Gea had made saves from Wilshere, twice, and Welbeck.The second of De Gea’s saves to deny Wilshere came after he had made a poor clearance, but the Spain international made amends with a smart save.– Wilshere forced off –Van Gaal’s side finally offered an attacking threat in the 21st minute, but Rooney ballooned a free-kick horribly over the crossbar.There was a flashpoint just before the half-hour mark when Wilshere was lucky to remain on the pitch after apparently aiming a headbutt at Marouane Fellaini.After pushing Fellaini in the back, Wilshere was frustrated by referee Mike Dean’s decision to award a free-kick to United.As the midfield pair squared up, Wilshere seemed to plant his head into Fellaini’s chest, but his relative lack of height in comparison to the towering Belgian may have spared him punishment.Having weathered Arsenal’s explosive start, the dust-up appeared to spur United into redoubling their attacking efforts.Angel di Maria curled a shot wide of the left-hand post, Calum Chambers produced a superb block to stop Rooney’s goal-bound effort, and Chris Smalling miscued a volley following a corner.Wilshere eventually did depart the fray, on 55 minutes, after failing to shake off an ankle injury following a fierce challenge by McNair.United took the lead within 60 seconds, and in comical fashion.Szczesny clattered Gibbs as he came for Young’s deep cross and when Valencia smashed the rebound back into the area, Arsenal’s left-back diverted the ball into his own net.Prior to the opener, United had not registered a shot on target.Szczesny was forced off after taking a blow to his side and Martinez took over the gloves.Arsenal pushed for a leveller, but they were undone on the counter-attack as Di Maria supplied Rooney, who raced clear and chipped the ball over Martinez.Giroud’s blistering late effort from the edge of the box — on his return to the side after a broken leg — set up a grandstand finish for the 60,074 spectators in attendance, but United hung on.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000LONDON, November 22- Wayne Rooney led Manchester United back into the top four of the Premier League with a smash-and-grab 2-1 victory over Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday.On the back of a successful week with England, the United captain secured victory with a coolly-taken 85th-minute chip over Arsenal substitute goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez.last_img read more

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Reports – Liverpool slap £10m asking fee on Inter Milan target

first_imgLiverpool will demand £10m plus bonuses from Inter Milan for midfielder Lucas Leiva, according to reports in Italy.Inter have been after a holding midfielder since the summer but have failed with their bid to sign West Ham target Mario Suarez from Atletico Madrid.That means Inter boss Roberto Mancini will focus all his attention on Lucas, who has fallen down the pecking order under Brendan Rodgers.Gazzetta dello Sport claims Mancini has spoken with Rodgers and the fee has been set and it is now down to the former Manchester City boss to convince his board to complete the swoop. Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva 1last_img

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Angels invite Salmon, Weaver to camp

first_imgSalmon was the 1993 American League Rookie of the year and has played all of his 13 major-league seasons with the Angels. He compiled a .283 career batting average with 290 home runs and 989 RBIs in 1,596 games. Weaver signed with the Angels in May after holding out for nearly a year following his selection as the 12th overall pick. He reportedly received a $4 million signing bonus, $2 million of which already has been paid. Non-roster invitees are any players in the organization who are not on the 40-man roster. LOS ANGELES – Dodgers’ second baseman Jeff Kent will undergo surgery on his right wrist Tuesday to remove scar tissue and should be recovered by the early part of spring training. Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti said Friday that hand specialist Dr. Norman Zemel will perform the operation in Los Angeles, with a projected recovery period of four to six weeks. “It’s more precautionary than anything else,” Colletti said. “Throwing a baseball, he’s got no problems. Swinging a bat, he’s got no problems. He does have some discomfort when it’s not baseball-related. The choice is to get it rectified as soon as possible. “It’s been explained to me as nothing more than a cleanup process.” The Associated Press contributed to this report. doug.padilla@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, ext. 2239 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan ClarksonWeaver was a combined 7-4 with a 3.91 ERA at Class A Rancho Cucamonga and Class AA Arkansas last season. Shortstop Brandon Wood, the organization’s co-minor-league player of the year, also was invited to big-league camp. Other pitchers to receive invitations include: Nicholas Adenhart, David Austen, Tim Bittner, Nathan Bland, Dan Davidson, Matt Hensley, Tommy Mendoza, Dustin Moseley, Jon Rouwenhorst, Alex Serrano and Bob Zimmerman. Catchers invited include: Ryan Budde, Michael Collins, Brent Del Chiaro, Brett Martinez and Bobby Wilson. Infielder Brian Specht and outfielder Curtis Pride also were invited. center_img Tim Salmon and Jered Weaver, the team’s first-round selection in the 2004 amateur draft, head an Angels’ list of 21 non-roster invitees to spring training. Salmon, 37, did not play this past season as he recovered from surgeries to his left knee and right shoulder. He appeared in 60 games in 2004 and batted .253 with two home runs and 23 RBIs. last_img read more

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