Mallard’s Team of the Week — Tournament of Roses winners

first_imgThe tournament may have happened on May, but it’s never too late to recognize the winners of the Tournament of Roses women’s golf event held at Granite Pointe. Which is why the staff and management at Mallard’s Source for Sports would like to honour the group as Team of the Week. The winner’s picture includes, L-R, Cherie Baker and Lynn Young of Creston, Tournament of Roses sponsor Doug Stoddarts and Marlene Pozin and Paula Seibel of the host club. Baker and Young won low gross honours in the team event while the duo of Pozin and Seibel captured the low net title.last_img

Leafs embark on three-game swing through Okanagan Conference

first_imgThe Kootenay International Junior Hockey League schedule-maker was rather kind to the Nelson Leafs during the first seven weeks of the season.However, now comes the hard part as the Leafs set out on the road for six in a row, starting last week in Creston.And head coach Frank Maida wasn’t a real big fan of the preparation by the Green and White during the two games — both losses — in the East Kootenay and Fruitvale against the Nitehawks.Which is why there was an urgent meeting right after Saturday’s 3-2 setback to Beaver Valley — the second in three meetings.“Our focus wasn’t the greatest,” Maida told The Nelson Daily Thursday prior to practice.“There’s preparation to being on the road, the traveling going into a new rink you haven’t seen before. We didn’t have a lot of focus (to start the road trip),” he added.The Leafs get another chance to right a ship that has seen the team drop its last three games to fall out of top spot in the Murdoch Division. Nelson now sits three points behind the Beaver Valley Nitehawks heading into weekend action.First up Friday is 7-6 Princeton Posse. Saturday gets another shot at former Leaf Dane Rupert and the Kelowna Chiefs before concluding the trip Sunday in Osoyoos against the defending KIJHL champion, Coyotes.“Princeton is a small rink and the Posse usually has a big team,” Maida said when asked to give rundown of the weekend competition.“Kelowna, we had a good game against them but ran into a hot goalie the only time we played them and Osoyoos, well, they’ll be looking for some revenge since we beat them in Nelson and it’s the third game of the weekend for us.”But three games in three days is nothing new for the Leafs, one of two teams that has played 19 games this season.“This is the first time all season we’ve had a week’s rest,” said Maida.Maida and assistant coach Stu Linnen get three players off the injury list for the road trip — forwards Matti Jmaeff and Brett Norman and defenceman Walker Sidoni.Defenceman Riley Henderson is listed as day-to-day, but will not play this weekend.The news is not good for defenceman Blake Arcuri, who started the season on the injury list and will sit out another six weeks with an injured thumb.Dustin Reimer is also back on the injury list with an upper body injury after playing four of the opening 19 games.ICE CHIPS: Next home game for the Leafs is November 12 against the Grand Forks Border Bruins. . . . Nelson concludes the six-game road trip Thursday, November 10 in Fernie against the Ghostriders. . . . Leaf sniper Patrick Martens, currently riding a 14-game point streak, continues his assault on the KIJHL scoring title. Martens trails Craig Martin and Ryan Edwards, both of Beaver Valley, but three points. . . . Tryout defenceman Juilan Davis of Vancouver is expected back in the Nelson lineup for the weekend. Davis, 17, will advise the Leaf coaching staff of his future plans during the weekend.sports@thenelsondaily.comlast_img read more

Hunters name team for Kokopo clash

first_imgThe SP PNG Hunters have named their team for the Round 11 clash against Wynnum Manly Seagulls at Kalabond, Kokopo.Coach Michael Marum is set to use a new prop pairing of Esau Siune and Joe Bruno following the standing down of Gonzela Urakusie. Also, Timothy Lomai sits out the last game of his two-match suspension.Urakusie has not been considered for selection as he has been stood down indefinitely until the club completes its internal investigation into an incident that occurred recently in Goroka.David Loko has also not been considered for selection as he has been stood down and heavily fined for a breach in the club’s code of conduct.Lomai’s suspension has opened the door for hard-running Willie Minoga to get his second game in the starting line-up.Minoga has been used effectively off the bench since the Hunters made their debut in the Intrust Super Cup two months ago but got his first run in the starting side as prop against Burleigh Bears two weeks ago on April 25.The backs remain unchanged with Marum expecting big games from the players who have been kept out of the squad due to the good form of those picked ahead of them.Young Edward Goma, who made his debut against Burleigh in the ANZAC game when the Hunters fought back to just miss out on a win, has been named in the side.Another youngster Stanton Albert, 19 has been named as the 19th man and bides his time in case Marum calls on his services due to injury between now and Saturday.The team is: 1 Adex Wera, 2 Garry Lo, 3 Thompson Teteh, 4 Albert Patak, 5 George Benson, 6 Israel Eliab©, 7 Roger Laka, 8 Joe Bruno, 9 Wartovo Puara, 10 Esau Siune, 11 Willie Minoga, 12 Sebastian Pandia, 13 Dion Aiye, Interchange: 14 Noel Zeming, 15 Lawrence Tu’u, 16 Edward Goma, 17 Adam Korave, 18 Tiger Emery, 19 Stanton Albert.last_img read more

Malta donates defibrillator to St John’s Association

first_imgThe Ambassador of Malta to Guyana, Roland de Rosiere handed over a defibrillator to the St John’s Association of Guyana to aid in its work as first responders to disasters and medical emergencies.Following a number of visits in the past year, Ambassador de Rosiere returned once again, but this time with a gift for his hosts, St John’s Association, more so the Ambulance Brigade.The automated portable defibrillator is to be used during voluntary attachments across the country.Speaking at the handing over hosted at St John’s headquarters was Vibert Parvatan, the Association’s Chairman.In highlighting the significance of this donation, Parvatan explained the use of the medical equipment.Maltese Ambassador Roland de Rosiere presenting the defibrillator to St John’s Association Guyana Chairman Vibert Parvatan, flanked by other officials“It’s automated and it’s so designed that having connected, the voice will tell you what exactly to do, what not to do and what are the difficulties. It will give electrical shocks and take you along aiming at keeping the heart going, keeping the person alive, until he or she may get to an institution.”With the importance of the equipment established, the Chairman thanked the Sovereign Order of Malta for the life-saving donation.The Ambassador, in addressing the gathering at the presentation, indicated that defibrillators were essential in the work of first responders.The Maltese official noted that such equipment should be available at all public offices and places that attract large crowds.Moreover, de Rosiere applauded the work of the local St John’s Association, while pointing out the mission of the international organisation.Adding to that, he emphasised the significance of volunteering at organisations such as St John and thereby called on young Guyanese to get involved in the work of the Association.last_img read more

Oliech in line for Gor debut against Mathare

first_img0Shares0000Dennis Oliech warms up at the Moi Sports Centre Kasarani before Gor Mahia’s game against mathare United on January 6, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 5 – Harambee Stars legend Dennis Oliech is in line to make his Gor Mahia debut, against his last Kenyan Premier League club, when his new employers take on Mathare United at the Moi Sports Centre Kasarani on Sunday afternoon.Oliech put pen to paper on a two-year contract at Gor on Wednesday and has been drafted among the substitutes for this afternoon’s 3pm kick off. The striker who has been out for 18 months without a club is expected to come in for a cameo with head coach Hassan Oktay saying he is yet to reach the heights of fitness he requires.“He has been out for one and a half years and I will not want to rush him because he might get a serious injury. But I have been pleased with how he has worked in training and how he has improved and he is a good addition to my team,” Oktay noted.The striker in a previous interview with Capital Sport said that he was joining Gor to honor his late mother and promised that if he scores, his first goal will be dedicated to her.Oktay has put up a strong team against the league’s unbeaten side, Mathare having picked 13 points off five games.In the absence of Boniface Oluoch, Peter Odhiambo has been trusted between the sticks while Jack Tuyisenge and Nicholas Kipkurui will lead the hunt for goals upfront.Gor hasn’t beaten Mathare for the last two seasons, the teams having played to identical 2-2 draws in both home and away meetings last season while in 2017, Mathare won in identical 1-0 score lines in both legs.“I know they are a tough team, top of the table and have not lost so it will not be easy. But my team, we are looking for that victory because we have been coming up well. I hope we can get three points against a tough opponent,” Oktay noted.Starting XI:Peter Odhiambo, Philemon Otieno, Shafik Batambuze, Harun Shakava, Joash Onyango, Ernest Wendo, Francis Kahata, Boniface Omondi, Nicholas Kipkurui, Jack TuyisengeSubs:Shabaan Odhoji, Pascal Ogweno, Samuel Onyango, Dennis Oliech, Erisa Ssekisambu, Kenneth Muguna, Geoffrey Ochieng0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Man’s body found in residential area

first_imgView Larger Map VALINDA – A man was found shot to death Thursday morning near the curb of a residential driveway, officials said. Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies got a call of a “person down” about 4 a.m. in the 16300 block of Maplegrove Street, near Valinda Avenue, said Ernie Bedoya, a sergeant with the sheriff’s Industry station. The man, who had not been identified, suffered one gunshot wound. Capt. Ed Winters of the Coroner’s Office said he could not identity the victim, other than to say he was a Latino adult. The victim’s next of kin has not been notified. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre He said authorities are trying to contact the man’s mother, who lives in Mexico. The body was found by the side of the road. Because witnesses reported hearing gunshots before the shooting, detectives believe the killing happened nearby, Bedoya said. By noon, there were no signs of a fatal shooting in the neighborhood: no detectives, no blood stains, no police tape. A clerk in a video store at the Maplegrove and Valinda Avenue said she had not seen authorities nor heard any talk of the crime. A woman who lives in the neighborhood said her sister had found the body, and minutes later sheriff’s deputies quietly came by to investigate. “I didn’t hear sirens or anything like that,” said the woman, who said she did not want to give her name for fear of reprisal. She said her teenage son had been approached by gang members on the block before. “It’s scary. I’ve been here in this neighborhood for 10 years now, and it seems like there are more problems,” she said. “You see gangs riding around all the time.” Deputies would not say whether the shooting was gang related. The killing was the sixth homicide in Valinda this year, according to reports. The other victims are: Pete Chavez, shot to death Jan. 1 in the 2700 block of South Azusa Avenue. Fidel Navarette Jr., 18, shot twice in the back of the head in the 700 block of Echelon Avenue. March 6 Jesse Rivera, 28, shot to death in the 700 block of Ashcomb Drive. April 5 Kedric Entena, 17, stabbed to death June 1 in the 16000 block of Malvane St. Paul Salazar, 31, shot to death at his home in the 15838 block of Fairgrove Avenue. Authorities later linked Salazar to the killing of “good Samaritan” Paul Robert Whitehead of Bassett. Whitehead was shot to death in 2006 when he confronted a group of taggers, including Salazar, outside his parents’ home. A second suspect in that case remains at large. July 22 (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2105 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

PSG willing to sell Juventus and Manchester United target Serge Aurier

first_img1 Serge Aurier Paris Saint-Germain are open to selling Juventus and Manchester United target Serge Aurier – but want to bring in a replacement first.The defender wants to leave the French club this summer after spending the past two seasons with them.Juventus and Manchester United are interested in the Ivorian, with both clubs in the market for a new right-back during the current transfer window.And they have been given a boost as, according to Le Parisien, PSG will sell Aurier once they’ve snapped up a replacement.The Ligue 1 side are willing to respect the 24-year-old’s desire to leave and they are now hunting for a new right-back.Juventus and Manchester United are yet to make formal offers for Aurier, but they may change now that PSG’s stance has softened.last_img


first_imgThe Mac Ruair’i family pictured with the cup in memory of Éamonn Ghráíne Mac RuairíDetails of one of Ireland’s most prestigious sean-nós singing competitions, held in memory of one of Tory Island’s greatest ever sean-nós singers, have been announced.The details of the 2nd Corn Cuimhneacháin Éamoinn Ghráinne sean-nós singing competition were unveiled at a presentation ceremony at a packed hall in An tSean Bheairic, the cultural and heritage centre in Falcarragh, at the weekend.Owing to the huge numbers who attended last year’s event, the competition has being moved from its original venue to Óstán Loch Altan in Gortahork this year. Corn Chuimhneacháin Éamonn Ghráinne (the Éamonn Ghráinne memorial cup) is organised in memory of the late Éamonn Ghráinne Mac Ruairí of Tory Island and Falcarragh. Clann Mhic Ruairí sing at the launch of the festivalÉamonn Mac Ruairí was highly respected as a singer, musician and folklorist and is acknowledged as one of the masters of the Donegal sean-nós singing tradition.Addressing the crowd at the event, Patricia Nic Ruairí, a daughter of Éamonn, a respected singer in her own right and the current holder of the prestigious Éamonn Gráinne Scholarshiop, said,“My father was passionate about singing, folklore, Gaelic culture and the culture of Tory island in particular. He left an indelible mark on the singing tradition of the Donegal Gaeltacht and he greatly contributed to the strong sense of identity and historical continuity of the Tory Island community. We are delighted that this competition is named in his memory because it captures an essence of all the things he was passionate about in life”.It is expected that over 22 singers of all ages will compete in this year’s competition, where some of the best singers of the Donegal sean-nós tradition will participate. Sean-nós singing is becoming recognised as one of our most valuable traditional artfroms. Speaking at the event at the weekend, Máire Ní Chasaide, the newly appointed manager of the Sean Bheairc, said following the huge success of last year’s competition, it was evident that a bigger venue was needed.“Last year’s inaugural event was an historic night with an electric atmosphere and the numbers attending exceeded our expectations. We hope to repeat that success again this year”.Corn Cuimhneacháin Éamoinn Ghráinne will be held in Ostán Loch Altan, Gortahork on Sunday June 29th, 2014 and will be one of the flagship event of the Sean Bheairic’s annual Arts and Cultural festival. The competition is open to sean-nós singers of all ages.Full details of the competition are available at 074 9180888. A full programme of the Falcarragh Arts and Cultural Festival can be viewed or downloaded at INTEREST IN COMPETITION TO HONOUR ONE OF DONEGAL’S BEST-KNOWN SEAN-NOS SINGERS was last modified: June 16th, 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:donegalSEAN-NOSsingerTory Islandlast_img read more


first_imgHE is arguably the world’s greatest footballer.And now big-hearted Christiano Ronaldo has sent a signed Portugal jersey to actor and comedian Danny O’Carroll to help raise funds for Donegal charities.It’s all part of a massive charity dinner at the Mount Errigal Hotel in Letterkenny on Friday, December 5th being run by Danny – who plays Buster in the TV hit Mrs Brown’s Boys. Danny, who lives in Manorcunningham, persuaded the Real Madrid star to send a signed jersey for the celebrity dinner auction which will raise money for Lurgybrack School Autistic Unit and the Paediatric Unit at Letterkenny General Hospital.But the actor, also co-manager at Lagan Harps this year, didn’t stop there. He has also got his hands on a Manchester United jersey from Alex Ferguson’s last game in charge – signed by the team which won the Premiership.And he’s got his hands on Seamus Coleman’s boots, a signed and framed Liverpool top from team captain and legend Steven Gerrard and a golf flag signed by World No1 golfer Rory McIlroy.“I am over the moon,” said Danny today. “I am very grateful to Ronaldo because he is such a star and he had no hesitation in responding and sending a signed Portugal top for our auction on the night.“I’m not a Man United fan but the jersey we got from Old Trafford is very special, signed by Sir Alex and all the players who won his last Premiership there.”There will also be thousands of euro worth of prizes in raffles on the night too.The themed celebrity dinner will see Danny and his celebrity pals including singer Ryan Sheridan and cast members from Mrs Brown’s Boys and Love/Hate serving dinner to the guests on the night.“It’s going to be a fabulous evening,” added Danny. The people of Donegal have responded in their droves – and there are just six tables left.Anyone wanting to book seats or an entire table should call the Mount Errigal Hotel on 07491 22700.REVEALED: CHRISTIANO RONALDO DONATES SIGNED JERSEY TO BUSTER’S DONEGAL CHARITY AUCTION was last modified: November 18th, 2014 by John2Share 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:Alex FergusonChristiano RonaldoLiverpoolManchester UnitedSteven Gerrardlast_img read more


first_imgBY EMMET RUSHE: The Christmas party season has begun.This weekend, Facebook was awash with excited statuses and perfectly posed selfies as people headed out on the first wave of Christmas parties.These statuses were usually followed by next day “Oh dear God…my head” updates; all perkiness and joy disappearing as fast as the mulled wine the night before. These updates seem to be sending out an SOS for anyone with a Paracetamol or an Alka-Seltser.Hash-tags that tell an all familiar story;
#didireallydothatYou get the idea…Just because ‘tis the season to be jolly’, doesn’t mean that you can’t go out and enjoy yourself without feeling guilty for the rest of 2014. It’s the festive season. You are going to be at various parties and there will be an array of food and drinks on display.Beating yourself up about your food and drink choices the following day is not really a healthy attitude.Your long term choices will ultimately determine how you reach your goal.Here are some tips that can help keep you on track over the festive season.The day after your binge, wait until your body feels hungry again and eat a small meal with protein and green vegetables. A meal like this will keep your blood sugar in control.Drink a lot of water and continue to eat a high protein and low carb diet for the rest of the day.As-well as helping burn off the extra sugar you took in, this will also help with the water weight that goes along with it.Exercising before you go out the evening of your party can act like a pre-emptive strike on the ‘damage’ that you will do on your night out. Keep the workouts short and intense, mini circuits can be a great way to get your heart rate up and your muscles firing.Not only will you have a great calorie burn before you go out, you will also have a bit of a pump going on (guys) and look a bit more defined in your party clothes.Try not to go for an intense session that day after.Even if you were partly able for it, the fact that you temporarily feel better is coming from a release of endorphins, not because you ‘sweated out’ your hangover.If you haven’t properly hydrated yourself pre, during and post workout, that hangover will be even worse once the feel good factor wears off.Drinking water after a big session is common knowledge.Water is the best detox that we can use to help an overloaded system.Feeling heavy and bloated after a binge typically results from fluid retention and slowed digestion.Water also helps move food wastes through the body preventing constipation which can cause that higher number on the scale that everyone worries about post binge.Drinking something with electrolytes in it can help speed up the recovery process.If you don’t want to go down the route of sports drinks, coconut water is a great alternative.Stay clear from coffee (yes I said coffee) and alcohol, post party. You will only dehydrate yourself worse and extend your hangover.The best word I can offer you for the party season, is “moderation”.This is easier said than done, but if your day after the party is spent guilt tripping yourself and chastising yourself for your food choices, you are not developing a healthy relationship with food.You have to realise that there will always be parties and there will always be occasions that will require you to relax.As long as you are still moving towards your long term goal, you can allow for events like these.Remember, no-one can give 100% all of the time, 90% will give you the mental leeway to have a life while being able to enjoy events when they arise.#TrainSmartFor further information on Personal Training or to get a structured training program, please contact me through the link below. RUSHE’S FITNESS COLUMN: LET THE PARTY SEASON BEGIN was last modified: December 1st, 2014 by John2Share 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:emmet rushefitnessfitness and Christmaspartieslast_img read more