Injury to LVR player forces stoppage of Bomber-Wildcats contest

first_imgThe L.V. Rogers Bombers and Mount Sentinel Wildcats settled for the unthinkable draw and a tie for third spot at the Cats High School Boy’s Basketball Tournament Saturday in South Slocan.The game was called with 1:07 remaining in the first quarter when the contest was halted due to an injured LVR player.The score was 15-13 in favour of the Bombers at the time of the injury to Bomber power forward Vinnie Watson, who dislocated his knee cap after losing his balance and tumbling to the floor.Watson, who did not start, had just come into the contest and keyed the Bombers early lead. Watson, who had been recently cleared to return to playing basketball, had not played a game since the same injury happened back in March during the BC High School AAA Boy’s Championships in Langley.Watson, comforted by Bomber coaching staff, remained on the court for almost an hour waiting for Emergency Health Services before being taken to hospital.Coaches from the teams have rescheduled the game to be played at a later date.LVR, which lost two players to ankle injuries during the first round of action Friday, opened the tournament by edging Stanley Humphries Rockers.The Bombers fought off a late charge by the Rockers to edge the Sunflower City squad on hot shooting by Eamon Studer and Brock and Dyllan Dixon.LVR then lost a heartbreaker to Selkirk Storm of Kimberley in overtime.Mount Sentinel opened with a win before losing Saturday to Prince Charles Comets of Creston.The Storm rallied from a large second-half deficit to edge Prince Charles in the Championship Contest to capture top prize in the tournament.last_img read more

Galway United Match Preview v Athlone Town

first_imgGalway United get the 2018 SSE Airtricity League First Division season underway with a home game against Athlone Town at Eamonn Deacy Park on Friday, February 23rd. Kick-off: 7.45pm.A swift return to the top flight has been targeted by United boss Shane Keegan.Danny Furlong, who has previously worked with Keegan at Wexford Youths, has arrived to strengthen United’s front-line.Keegan has been active in off season, recruiting Furlong, Tadhg Ryan, Arek Mamala, Connor Gleeson, Stephen Walsh, Robbie Williams, Stephen Kenny, Alan Murphy, Ryan Connolly, Carlton Ubaezuonu and Conor Layng after losing a number of key players.Keegan insists United must make a positive start to the season and he expects the First Division to be a tight affair with every team believing they can at least secure a Play-off berth. TEAM NEWSConor Melody (knee) is Galway United’s only absentee.Shane Keegan confirmed a number of players were lacking match sharpness due to niggling injuries in pre-season, but they experienced no issues in training in the lead up to the Athlone Town game.MATCH OFFICIALSReferee: David Keeler (Cork)Assistant 1: Trevor ConlonAssistant 2: Ricky CreanFourth Official: Marc Lynch LAST MEETINGAugust 15th, 2008 | Galway United 4-1 Athlone Town (FAI Cup)Galway United goalscorers: John Lester, John Fitzgerald, Jesper Jorgensen and Jay O’SheaAthlone Town goalscorer: Robbie Hammprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emailcenter_img SHANE KEEGAN TARGETS STRONG START“We’re just waiting for the whistle to blow now on Friday night. We’ve managed to assemble what looks like a really good squad. I think week by week, performance by performance, we will develop and get to the level we would hope to be at. Our quality and mental strength needs to be at the fore over the first few weeks of the season, to make sure that we get the results that we need.“We have to go out and do the business on Friday night. It sits a little uneasy with me how little I’ve seen of Athlone Town in pre-season. Their last two friendlies have been called off so I haven’t had an opportunity to watch them. I do really like to know the opposition inside out, but that has to be shoved to one side, it’s up to us to make sure that the game is played on our terms as much as possible.“We do need to hit the ground running, it’s so important that we don’t latch ourselves on to any excuses. We go out, we perform and we go and do the business. It has to be as simple as that.”last_img read more

PNG Orchids documentary praised

first_imgThe film premiered this week (8 April) in London’s Covent Garden district, the cultural hub of the city, and had to be moved to a bigger cinema screen after attracting a near sell-out audience. Most had never had the opportunity to watch a film about PNG.The High Commissioners of New Zealand and Tonga attended the premiere with large numbers of their staff members, alongside representatives from the Australian High Commission, the Commonwealth Secretariat, Commonwealth Foundation, the Rugby League International Federation and other sporting organisations, including the Pacific UK Sports Club.The film’s director, Joanna Lester, who grew up in London before moving to PNG to work in rugby league, also attended during a visit to launch the film in the UK.Kiap, who has been PNG’s representative in the UK since 2011, said the film tells the story of the next generation of ground-breaking PNG women who are changing their country through sport.“This film intends to portray that, from a difficult environment, women are coming out of the woodwork and fulfilling their dream to play rugby league, to represent their country, but most of all to excel in their sport and to exercise their right to open all doors and to walk through them,” she said in her opening speech.“I know the difficulties only too well. We live in parallel universes in PNG, where women have to emerge from one universe and cross to the other in order to find their voice and potential, to define themselves according to their dreams rather than according to cultural prescriptions.“The PNG Orchids are perhaps two generations from me. The mental shift has been great from my time to theirs. The emerging women of PNG are finding that they have the power to determine their own destiny through education, through sport.“If there is a critical mass of them to deflect cultural dictates which include domestic and other forms of violence against them, to set up examples of freedom to choose, then they leave a legacy for those following them.“This film’s tagline is, ‘Can one team realise the dream of millions?’ I say it has to, and it will. Until recently, rugby league was seen as a men’s sport. But if you go to watch a women’s rugby league game now in PNG, I am sure you will see that more than half of the spectators will be men.“That is a huge indication of barriers coming down and a huge investment of social capital in women in rugby league.“I thank Joanna for this film, for her effort to use this medium to bring change to women’s status in PNG, as well as to show that changes are happening. I wish her success as she takes the film to other UK cities and hope that her audience will recognise the determination of young PNG women to set their own goals and to find ways of reaching them.”The launch of Power Meri in the UK is supported by Rugby League World Cup 2021, which will be staged in England.The women’s and men’s tournaments will run alongside each other, and the number of countries in the women’s world cup will increase to eight (from six in 2017). UK Super League clubs are organising and supporting screenings of Power Meri, using the story of the PNG Orchids to promote women’s rugby league in England between now and the world cup.Since its release in October 2018, Power Meri continues to screen in cinemas across Australia, and NRL clubs including the Dragons and the Bulldogs have shown the film to their players.It has also been selected for film festivals in the USA and French Polynesia.(PNG High Commissioner, Her Excellency Winnie Kiap, centre left, and ‘Power Meri’ director Joanna Lester, centre right, were joined by Tongan High Commissioner, Titilupe Fanetupouvava’u Tu’ivakano, second from left, and New Zealand High Commissioner, Sir Jerry Mateparae, second from right, at the film’s London premiere)last_img read more

Helterbrand to sign one-year extension with Ginebra

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. We are young Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND Team ‘Trabaho’ scores championship title at the last leg of Smart Siklab Saya Manila WATCH: Damian Lillard debuts rap album with single ‘Growth Spurt’ BREAKING: Solicitor General asks SC to forfeit ABS CBN’s franchise “He will be back. He will sign for another year,” said coach Tim Cone on Friday.Seldom used throughout the season, the 2009 Most Valuable Player reminded everyone his worth to the team in the Governors’ Cup Finals, proving to be a vital cog in Ginebra’s memorable series against Meralco.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSCone plans to speak with Slaughter, agentAnd Cone believes the 40-year Helterbrand still has some gas left in his tank.“He is ready to play. I think he is going to help in the build up for next season,” he said. Ginebra’s Jayjay Helterbrand. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAfter helping end Ginebra’s eight-year title drought, Jayjay Helterbrand gets one more crack at it before he calls it a career.Helterbrand, the other half of the Fast and the Furious duo, is set to extend his career for one more season to help the Gin Kings sustain the breakthrough they had in the 2016 PBA Governors’ Cup.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ EDITORS’ PICK 30 Filipinos from Wuhan quarantined in Capas BREAKING: Solicitor General asks SC to forfeit ABS CBN’s franchise Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908 Cone shared that Helterbrand and the management is yet to talk about the extension, but he expects to see his veteran point guard on the hardcourt once the preparations for the 2017 season begin on the second week of November.“The intention on both sides is the same so I expect the deal to be done,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine Brad Pitt wins his first acting Oscar as awards get underway View commentslast_img read more

Jason Shurland – A designer with a touch of uniqueness

first_imgTwenty-six-year-old Jason Shurland is a well-known Guyanese fashion designer who also studied interior designing, hospitality and restaurant management. He considers himself multi-talented.He thought about a lot of professions but his dream was always be a chef, although his love for fashion is close to his heart.At the age of 17, he started to model for Guyana Fashion Week under the auspices of Guyanese Fashion Icon, Sonia Noel. While hitting the runway, he kept his focus on how Noel ran and managed her business and from then on, he knew he wanted to become a fashion designer. In 2013, he started his designing career when he created a swimsuit made out of coins. With that design, it gave him the recognition both locally and international.From then on, he continues to create gowns embellished with mirrors, glass, rose petals and a very elaborate black wedding dress.  These pieces again made him famous in the fashion industry.The black wedding gown took him two months to complete with all the details and hand sewing that was required.He recently came up with an idea to promote his work in the public domain. Most of his clients would agree for the pieces to be posted on social media.Within a short time, he recorded fashion tutorials/fashion illustration videos on how his sketches are done. One of his most recent video was done with reigning Miss Guyana Global, Poonam Singh in her song “Guyana”.His work continues as a fashion designer but more recently, he has been mentoring aspiring designers.“I help and guide them and also teach them the business format as well. As a word of advice to anyone who has a dream in any field… work hard. Without hard work, your dream will stay a dream,” Shurland told the Guyana Times Entertainment.last_img read more

Trev Talks – Boss Mare Betty

first_imgThis week on Trev Talks, we sat down to talk with Boss Mare Betty to talk about Fort St. John from a local bloggers perspective.  Boss Mare Betty has a unique take on Fort St. John and the events happening in our community.Check out her blog by clicking here.You can watch the Youtube version of the show above or watch it on Facebook below.- Advertisement -Listen for Trev Talks every Friday at 10 a.m. on Moose FM and shared live on Facebook and Youtube.last_img

Slaying of woman in El Camino Village called `beyond belief’

first_imgCRIME: The 76-year-old was an active great-grandmother who walked 4 miles per day. By Larry Altman STAFF WRITER A woman found slain in El Camino Village was a 76-year-old great-grandmother whose assailant beat her as she walked just blocks from her home, a detective said Wednesday. Severa G. Madrona’s attacker moved her body into the backyard of a home at 152nd Street and Eriel Avenue after killing her Tuesday morning, sheriff’s Sgt. Chris Brackpool said. Madrona had no connection to that house. Investigators have not determined whether the 5-foot, 90-pound woman was robbed. She was not sexually assaulted, Brackpool said. Madrona, a mother of eight who had 22 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, lived on nearby 157th Street. An autopsy is scheduled, but a preliminary examination of her body indicated that Madrona was a victim of blunt force, detectives and coroner’s officials said. “She did have trauma to the upper body,” Brackpool said. Madrona’s body was discovered about 8:15 a.m., but she remained unidentified until 10:30 p.m., shortly after her daughter and son-in-law reported her missing. Virginia and Tom Bernard knew police were investigating a crime nearby, but had no idea it involved Madrona until deputies connected the woman to the missing-person report. Detectives knocked on their door with the horrible news. “It’s beyond belief,” Tom Bernard said. “How could (someone) do that to a 77-year-old lady?” Madrona would have turned 77 in November, but was so active she looked much younger. Before detectives identified her, they said the woman appeared to be about 50. At least twice a day, Madrona took long walks through El Camino Village, going to the nearby community college, chatting with neighbors and visiting friends. She’d walk about 4 miles a day. “This lady was in tremendous shape,” her son-in-law said. “Her medication was zero.” A native of the Philippines, Madrona grew up poor, working on her family’s rice farm. She immigrated to the United States about 24 years ago and soon became an American citizen. Madrona, whose husband died years ago, never missed voting in an election and regularly volunteered as a poll worker. She spent her days exercising, cooking, cleaning house, pulling weeds from the yard, and worshipping at St. Catherine Laboure Church in Torrance. “What mattered to her was just her family,” her son-in-law said. larry.altman@dailybreeze.com160Want 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

England blow as Karen Bardsley out for remainder of Euro 2017 with broken leg

first_img Karen Bardsley had to be substituted in England’s win over France England goalkeeper Karen Bardsley has been ruled out for the remainder of Women’s Euro 2017 by a broken leg.The Football Association has confirmed the Manchester City player suffered a fractured fibula during Sunday’s quarter-final win over France.It had been hoped Bardsley would still be able to feature in the tournament but the full extent of the injury has now become clear following medical assessment and she will instead remain with the group in a supporting role.The news is a blow ahead of Thursday’s semi-final against host nation Holland but Bardsley had already been rated highly doubtful for the match in Enschede.Liverpool’s Siobhan Chamberlain, who played the closing stages against France and started the group clash with Portugal, is set to take over.Lionesses defender Demi Stokes commiserated with her stricken team-mate but insisted the remainder of the side would not take their eye off the prize.“I think it’s really unfortunate what’s happened to KB. It’s a real shame and something you wouldn’t want to happen to your worst enemy,” the Manchester City full-back said.“The whole team are around her and she’s got our full support. But this stuff happens in tournament football and it’s important to stay together as a group and remain focused.“Karen has played a big role in the squad and helped us get where we are. It’s absolutely right that she stays out here and she’s still a team-mate, that doesn’t stop.“We’re confident in Siobhan, we know she can get the job done and that’s why we have a squad here. Anyone who gets picked we are confident in.”Manager Mark Sampson will make one more enforced change, with midfielder Jill Scott ruled out through suspension.Sampson nevertheless is convinced his side are prepared for anything – including penalties – having made impressive progress through the tournament.The Lionesses have scored 11 goals in their four games and conceded just one. 1last_img read more

Real Madrid confirm new deal for long-serving star

first_img Marcelo has been at Real Madrid since 2007 Real Madrid defender Marcelo has signed a contract extension which will keep him at the club until June 2022.The 29-year-old Brazil international signed for Real from Fluminense in 2007 and has helped Los Blancos win three Champions League titles and four LaLiga titles.A statement on Real’s official website said: “Real Madrid CF and Marcelo have agreed to extend the player’s contract, which will see him remain at the club until June 30, 2022.”The contract news was announced for Marcelo shortly after he was given a two-match domestic ban by the Spanish federation (RFEF) for his sending-off in the 1-1 draw with Levante for kicking Jefferson Lerma in an off-the-ball incident.The left-back was shown a straight red card and will now miss LaLiga fixtures against Real Sociedad and Real Betis. 1last_img read more

Developing Mpumalanga’s farmers

first_img9 November 2011President Jacob Zuma, speaking at the launch of the Masibambisane Rural Development Initiative in Mkhondo local municipality in Mpumalanga province on Sunday, urged emerging farmers to use their farms to help create jobs and alleviate poverty in the country.He told community members that through agricultural projects initiated in the area, people could get jobs and poverty could be alleviated.“If you stand firm and make sure that these projects don’t fail in your hands, poverty can be alleviated and job creation can be high,” Zuma said. “We need to wake up and do things ourselves. Government is here to help you. People must not rely on [social] grants for a living when they have land.”Zuma co-founded the nationwide Masibambisane Rural Development Initiative with KwaZulu-Natal businessman Daebo Mzobe.On Sunday, he visited various agricultural projects that fall under the initiative around Piet Retief, handed over five houses, and also handed over the newly built Ezakheni Combined Boarding School in Donkerhoek. The school will accommodate children from child-headed families.‘Let the supermarkets buy from them’Zuma was accompanied by Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba, Public Works Minister Thulas Nxesi and Mpumalanga Premier David Mabuza.He promised that offices of the Masibambisane Rural Development Initiative would be built in Mpumalanga soon.“We have taken a resolution to build offices here in Mpumalanga, where Mpumalanga people can access them easily. We want people, including businessmen, to volunteer and boost projects in their communities.“We do not want the community to buy food from supermarkets, but let the supermarkets buy from them.”Mabuza promised that his administration would support the Masibambisane famers by buying food from them.“We will make sure that to sustain these projects, as government, we will buy food and vegetables for schools, hospitals and other government institutions. We will also help process them,” Mabuza said.Five houses handed overA recipient of one of the five houses handed over by Zuma at eThandakukhanya township, Nelisiwe Mbokazi, 37, who cares for 10 children, including six of her own, couldn’t hide her joy when she stepped into the solar-powered house.“This is something I will never forget in my life. I’ve been staying in a shack all my life, but having Zuma give me this house has changed all our lives,” she said. Mbokazi’s house was fully-furnished.Gigaba told the community that his department would spend R1-million electrifying 63 houses in eThandakukhanya township.He said R300 000 would also be spent electrifying agricultural projects that have been initiated in the area to boost their irrigation.“All the aforesaid help, especially the electrification of the houses, will start this week,” Gigaba said.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more