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Nelson U14 Selects look to rebound after crashing at Terry Walgren Tournament

first_imgButterfield also singled out Brenna Barnhart as the player of the game for Nelson.”We’ve been preaching a lot of things to Brenna, and in this game she just had it all click for her”.Nelson could afford to relax slightly for their last round-robin match with Creston U15s on Sunday, as their previous results guaranteed them a place in the final that afternoon, so Harvey turned the helm over to second-year assistant Pat Hodgson, and he lead the Selects to an extremely lopsided 1-0 win over their regional rivals.”I haven’t seen us dominate a team in such a manner and only score 1 goal!” said Hodgson after the match.Jasmine Faulkner scored the only goal of the game for Nelson as they peppered the Creston goal but couldn’t quite apply the finishing touch when needed.Amy Hodgson was desperately unlucky in the match as she hit the post despite her terrific work in and around the net for Nelson, while keeper Ava Strautman had little to do but watch for the vast majority of the match.It all came down to a rematch of the Friday night match for Nelson, as they again played Kootenay South for the gold medal on Sunday afternoon.Regrettably, the girls looked like they were jaded from their previous efforts, as KS jumped out to an early 3-0 lead on their younger opposition, and controlled the first half.The U14s regrouped in the second half and started playing as they had all weekend, but the hole they had dug themselves into was too big to get out of, and they eventually succumbed to a 3-1 loss.Halleran again scored for Nelson, and it was her efforts in the second half along with McKenna Bennett cajoling more out of her teammates that ignited the spark for the Selects in the second half.”The loss in the final was a bitter pill to swallow for us after all our efforts on the weekend”, said Harvey of the match, “but the fact that we dominated teams and players older than us will be yet another building block for us this season as we try to get back to Provincials once again”.The U14s now head off next weekend to Kalispell, Montana for the “Three Blind Refs” tournament. The results for the U14 Girls Nelson Selects had a touch of Greek mythology to them this weekend, as like Icarus, the U14s flew too high and ended up eventually crashing back down to earth.Playing up an age level against regional U15 teams, the U14s came flying out of the gates against Kootenay South U15s on Friday night, jumping into an early lead and then exchanging goals with their opposition until they scored two late second half goals to best KS 6-3.Emma Wheeldon continued her early season goal scoring form with a hat-trick, ably supported by two from Laurel Halleran and a cracking free kick goal from Megan Tennant.”We blew them away early”, said head coach Iain Harvey, “and I think they were shell-shocked at how well we move the ball around the pitch”.Emma Weiland picked up where she left off from the Coeur D’Alene tournament with a brilliant display in the middle of the park for the Selects.The ladies followed up that success with a resounding 4-1 win over Columbia Valley U15s on Saturday afternoon, as the U14s continued to surprise their older opponents with their tenacity, passing & movement, and skill levels.Wheeldon was once again on the score sheet with a further two goals, while Halleran & Taylor Zimmer added single markers to the result.”We overcame the setback of them equalizing against us early” said assistant coach Chris Butterfield, “and then the girls just ground their opponents down with their passing abilities”.last_img read more

Roddick, from Federer, Nadal and Djokovic: “It is stupid to say who is the best in history”

first_imgAndy Roddick has joined in current days as a Tennis Channel commentator to share his experiences in the world of tennis and analyze the information of this sport, which is being held till June 7 due to the coronavirus pandemic.The ‘Nebraska Gunslinger’ gave his opinion on certainly one of the most continuously requested questions in the world of tennis: Who is the best participant in historical past ?, following the successes of Roger Federer, Rafa Nadal and Novak Djokovic . “I feel it is very foolish to say who is the best in historical past. It’s like you’ve gotten to flip in the Oscars earlier than you see the finish of the film, “mentioned Roddick. The previous Omaha tennis participant spared no reward for Federer, Nadal and Djokovic, with whom he measured himself 43 occasions on the ATP circuit. “I’m appearing like I’m a medical skilled. I feel we’re lucky to have Roger, Rafa and Novak at the prime of tennis. We have been left speechless and with out adjectives to fee them. “Roddick, who is a part of the Tennis Corridor of Fame and who has gone down in historical past as certainly one of the nice punters on the circuit, he confirmed his enthusiasm for becoming a member of the Tennis Channel mission in these troublesome occasions for tennis after the suspension of many tournaments due to the coronavirus pandemic. “These are bizarre occasions, nevertheless it’s a great time to speak just a little bit about tennis and get again to it.”last_img read more

Tankoua wins NCAA Finals MVP in comeback season

first_imgWith that in mind, Tankoua dilligently worked the hardest to regain his peak form in time for Season 93.READ: San Beda sweeps Lyceum for 21st NCAA championshipFEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneThough he couldn’t get to the level he desired, he stayed the course and did his part in coach Boyet Fernandez’ system to once again earn a spot in the Mythical Team.And in the NCAA Season 93 Finals, Tankoua made up for lost chance, averaging 22.0 points, 18.5 rebounds, 1.0 assist, and 1.0 steal in San Beda’s sweep of Lyceum to be named the NCAA Finals MVP. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netLimited to a spectator in last year’s Finals, Donald Tankoua watched intently as his San Beda squad celebrated another title.The Cameroonian, who tore his ACL on his right knee late in the first round, wished he could have contributed to the title romp over Arellano.ADVERTISEMENT Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES MOST READ For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. 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 UFC: Anderson Silva addresses 2nd failed drug test OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson “Coming from an ACL injury, this is really special for me,” he said. “I really wanted to win it for me and my teammates.”He helped San Beda defy the odds against an erstwhile undefeated team in the Pirates and win back-to-back titles, its 10th in 12 years, and 21st overall.“I hope to win more championships in the coming seasons,” said Tankoua.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny View commentslast_img read more

High Dependency Unit for GPHC’s pediatric ward in 2018

first_imgThe Georgetown Public Corporation’s (GPHC) pediatric ward is slated to be upgraded to a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU). Included in the upgrade is a High Dependency Unit (HDU) which is expected to be completed within the first quarter of next year and will be able to accommodate at least ten children.Public Health Minister, Volda Lawrence during a visit of the pediatric ward on Friday, disclosed that most of the requisite equipment has already been acquired.“Very expensive equipment that was donated by Baby Heart surgery and we’re trying to upscale it so that it will become one of the first Pediatric ICU in thePublic Health Minister, Volda Lawrence meets a child at the pediatric wardcountry for our children. Also attached will be a High Dependency Unit so as the children begin to feel better, they can be moved to that section,” Minister Lawrence is quoted by the Department of Public Information as saying.A section in pediatric ward is being managed by the Baby Heart Foundation (BHF) which collaborates with the Government to provide heart related surgeries to children diagnosed with severe heart diseases. Members of this team visit two to three times annually to perform the operations.Minister Lawrence noted that the Government has made a good investment and is committed to supporting the foundation. She added that the nurses stationed there are from Georgetown, Linden, New Amsterdam and Region Two among others.“So, at the end of the day, they can go back to their hospitals and be able to share those skills they have learnt here. On this particular mission, they (BHF) have performed operations on 13 children. They’re just three now here. One is going home today and we have one child in the ICU, and we’re told he will be coming out of the ICU today”, the Public Health Minister underlined.Pediatric Cardiologist of BHF, Dr Rodrigo Soto said that apart from surgeries, the foundation is extensively focusing on building staff’s capacity in the unit.Meanwhile, Chief Executive Officer, GPHC, Brigadier George Lewis expressed his satisfaction with the work done thus far by the foundation. He said, “The cooperation between the government and Baby Heart is a wonderful initiative. Any cardiac type operation is very expensive and calls for skilled personnel, because any mistake and the person would die. So, them coming here reduces the cost for the surgeries, and patients don’t have to go overseas.”By 2019, the ICU will be fully upgraded. The youngest patient to undergo surgery on this most recent mission was one month old.last_img read more

PSC Chairman Addresses promoted ranks of GPF

first_imgPolice Service Commission recently met and addressed the newly promoted Officers and Inspectors of the Guyana Police Force at the Officers’ Training Centre at Camp Road and Young Street Eve Leary, Georgetown.Chairman of the PSC, Retired Assistant Commissioner Paul Slowe, DSM, elaborated on the process employed in the selection of those promoted.Slowe highlighted that the personal file of each of the ranks recommended had to be thoroughly perused in order to select the best. The Commission’s Chair further emphasised the need for ranks to pass the appropriate qualifying examinations as well as possess a “clean slate”.Retired Assistant Commissioner Paul SloweSlowe, a former Assistant Commissioner of Police who is revered for his discipline and dedication in stamping out corruption, noted that going forward, the processes of selection will not be one which can be infiltrated by acts of bribery or any such act which in any way would suggest corruption. He further made mention of Standing Order #22 which guides the promotion process.Standing Order #22, Paragraph 2 states “Preference of promotion will always be given to those who have the necessary personality, who possess the necessary qualities of leadership and who have manifested integrity, superior intelligence, zeal, loyalty and energy in the discharge of their duties”.In his first official address for 2019, Commissioner of Police Leslie James, DSS DSM, extended congratulatory greetings to the newly promoted.Accompanied by his Deputies, James highlighted the transformation process the Force has begun since the installation of the new Administration in respect to the implementation of the recommendations by the UK Consultants.Vesta Adams, Claire Jarvis and Clinton Conway, members of the Commission also shared brief remarks.Police Commissioner Leslie JamesThe Guyana Police Force congratulates the newly promoted ranks and wishes them God’s richest blessings as they continue to climb the ladder of success.last_img read more

Datebook 5/15

first_imgTODAY How Do I Find It On the Web, 10-11:45 a.m., Thousand Oaks Library, 1401 E. Janss Road. Call (805) 449-2660, Ext. 204. Franklin Canyon Family Hike, 10 a.m., 2600 Franklin Canyon Drive, Beverly Hills. Free. Strollers OK. Call (310) 782-3989. “Marie Antoinette” screening, 2 p.m., Glendale Public Library, 222 E. Harvard St. Free. Call (818) 548-2030. Thousand Oaks City Councilwill meet, 6 p.m., Janet & Ray Scheer Forum Theatre, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. Call (805) 449-2151. Mail Datebook entries – including time, date, location and phone number – to Daily News City Desk, P.O. Box 4200, Woodland Hills, CA 91365; fax (818) 713-0058; e-mail dnmetro@dailynews.comlast_img read more

Liverpool to face Chelsea in League Cup

first_img0Shares0000Chelsea’s Brazilian defender David Luiz (L) vies with Liverpool’s English striker Daniel Sturridge during the English Premier League football matchLONDON, United Kingdom, Aug 30 – Liverpool will take on Chelsea in the League Cup third round, while holders Manchester City start their bid to retain the trophy at minnows Oxford.Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool and Maurizio Sarri’s Chelsea both enter the competition at the third round stage due to their participation in European action this season. Their clash at Anfield will be a repeat of the 2005 League Cup won 3-2 by ChelseaCity beat Arsenal to win the League Cup at Wembley last season, securing the first trophy of Pep Guardiola’s reign at the Etihad Stadium.The Premier League champions head to third tier Oxford to start their defence of the trophy after receiving a second round bye.Manchester United, the 2016-17 League Cup winners, will face Championship side Derby at Old Trafford.That could mean a reunion for Derby boss Frank Lampard and United manager Jose Mourinho, who won the 2005 trophy together with Chelsea.But that will depend on Mourinho surviving the next few weeks after intense speculation that his job is in danger following United’s poor start to the season.Tottenham will face Watford amid reports the north London club have asked for the “home” tie to be staged at Milton Keynes Dons’ stadium while building work continues on their delayed new stadium.Mauricio Pochettino’s side are playing their league matches at Wembley while the rebuilt White Hart Lane is completed.Everton play Southampton and Wolves host Leicester in all Premier League ties.Macclesfield, the lowest ranked team left in the competition at 23rd in League Two, travel to struggling West Ham.English League Cup third round draw:West Brom v Crystal Palace, Arsenal v Brentford, Burton v Burnley, Wycombe v Norwich, Oxford v Manchester City, West Ham v Macclesfield, Millwall v Fulham, Liverpool v Chelsea, Bournemouth v Blackburn, Preston v Middlesbrough, Wolves v Leicester, Tottenham v Watford, Blackpool v QPR, Everton v Southampton, Manchester United v Derby, Nottingham Forest v StokeTies to be played in the week commencing September 24.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Blow for Man United? Dutch World Cup star makes Serie A switch

first_img Stefan de Vrij 1 Feyenoord defender Stefan de Vrij has agreed a €8.5million move to Lazio, according to Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf.The Dutch World Cup star had been linked with a switch to the Red Devils, following an impressive showing in Brazil.But the Serie A side have stolen a march on Louis van Gaal’s side and have tied up a deal with the 22-year-old.The Netherlands newspaper report De Vrij will undergo a medical in the coming days and will sign a five-year deal at the Italian side.last_img read more

Southland agencies decry allocation of transit funds

first_img“Forty-three percent of container traffic for the entire U.S. comes through the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach,” Yale said. “That is an enormous number of trucks and trains impacting our streets and freeways, not to mention the air pollution these ships, trucks and trains generate.” According to the California Air Resources Board, more than 1,200 residents die prematurely every year throughout the Southland because of air pollution related to the movement of consumer goods through the area. Among the $2.7 billion in projects the Southland coalition hoped to fund is the Alameda Corridor East. Officials were hoping for $350 million for the project, which involves new rail crossings and upgrades to 35 miles of existing freight lines from East Los Angeles to Pomona. The commission’s determination should not affect the project’s chances at securing the $350 million, said Alameda Corridor East CEO Rick Richmond. “But the real wild card is that the state is going to be coming in with other projects (in other transit corridors) that we will have to compete with,” Richmond said. About a half-billion dollars has already been spent on the project, Richmond said. Even if the $350million from transportation bonds comes through, officials estimate it will take roughly $760 million more to complete the project. Most of the $350 million would go to the San Gabriel trench project, which involves four below-grade crossings near the San Gabriel Mission. “Because of the proximity of the mission, lowering the railroad below grade is the best option there, but that is expensive,” Richmond said. The rest of the money would likely go to two additional crossings in either Montebello or Industry, Richmond said. Those projects would use bridges to elevate the railroad above the roadway. According to Yale, the Metro official, the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach generate 890,000 jobs statewide, and the economic activity triggered by the ports accounts for $6 billion in taxes every year. fred.ortega@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2306160Want 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 MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat Kings“(Tuesday’s) decision to share goods movement dollars `evenly’ across the state aimed to satisfy everyone, but in the end will shortchange the region that, by any objective measure, deserves these funds,” said Roger Snoble, CEO of the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority, in a statement released Wednesday. A coalition made up of the five county transit agencies had argued that the region’s size and trade importance – home to the busiest port facilities in the nation – merited 85 percent of the state funds available. It is still unclear to officials how the commission’s decision will affect the Alameda Corridor East, a more than $1billion project to improve freight train transit from the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach and through the San Gabriel Valley and Inland Empire. The state’s other transit corridors will still receive considerably less than the Los Angeles area, with San Diego securing $250 million to $400 million and a coalition of Bay Area and Central Valley counties receiving between $640 million and $840 million. But the Southland’s share of the pie is still well below even the most conservative estimates based on local need versus the needs of other transit corridors, said David Yale, Metro’s deputy executive officer for regional programming. Instead of receiving 85 percent, the Southland will only get between 55 and 60 percent. Southern California transit agencies said Wednesday state officials short-changed them on bond money approved by voters last year. The agencies could receive up to $1 billion less than they were expecting for improvements to the area rail and truck freight corridors, according to local officials. Carving up $3 billion in funds from Prop 1B transportation bonds, the California Transportation Commission on Tuesday allocated between $1.5 billion and $1.7 billion to Los Angeles, Ventura, Orange, San Bernardino and Riverside counties. Area officials had hoped for $2.55 billion. The money is intended to help move consumer goods from the ports to distribution centers further inland. last_img

Beyond post-partisanship

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champDitto for redistricting. Schwarzenegger tried to get reform passed at the polls as part of his 2005, special-election package. It failed. Without Democrats aboard, it was too easy for special interests to frame the issue as a GOP power grab – an automatic loser in this, a predominantly Democratic state.That was the lesson Schwarzenegger learned the hard way: Large-scale reforms are nearly impossible to win through referendum. It takes bipartisan cooperation and support.Thus the birth of Schwarzenegger’s much-trumpeted “post-partisanship.”But now post-partisanship is all but dead. For all of both sides’ grand talk about working together on health care, they have allowed minor differences to derail their efforts. And legislative Democrats, who like the permanent majority that gerrymandering assures them, have proven themselves to be utterly insincere in their claims to support redistricting.So Schwarzenegger finds himself back where he started, needing the public’s help to get things done. But between the failures of the era of partisanship, and the era of post-partisanship, it’s hard to imagine that post-post partisanship will be much more successful.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Unable to come to terms with legislative Democrats over health-care reform, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger plans to take the issue directly to the people in a referendum next year.And unable to come to terms with legislative Democrats over redistricting, Schwarzenegger plans to take that issue directly to the people in a referendum next year, too.Good luck to him. He’ll need it.California voters have a long history of voting down health-care reform at the polls, no matter what the plan or who is promoting it. Because any reform will create winners and losers, there are always forces willing to exploit confusion to sour voters to the idea.last_img read more