California center, Nick Newman skates away with most hardware at Leafs player awards banquet

first_imgIt was awards night for the Nelson Leafs Sunday night.And the big winner of the 2011-12 edition of the Green and White was California native Nick Newman, who took home three awards including most popular player as voted on by his teammates.Traditionally the team awards banquet follows the end of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League playoff season.However, for the past few years the executive decided to hand out awards following the regular season.Newman, from Saugus, California, also won the rookie-of-the-year honours as well as the regular season scoring title.Other winners included defenceman J.J. Beitel capturing the most spirited award; Nelson native Dallon Stoddart as most improved; top defenceman was Jonathon Petrash while another Nelson Minor Hockey grad, Lynden Horswill earned most sportsmanlike honours.Nelsonite Carsen Willans won the dedication to hockey and education award while team captain Tyler Parfeniuk and sniper Patrick Martens won spirited shot blocker and coach selection, respectively. Unsung hero was rookie center Matthew Naka while the team MVP was netminder Andrew Walton.The Leafs honoured longtime scorekeeper Jim Kienholtz by creating an award in his name — Leaf volunteer award.Kienholtz was killed in plane crash in Arrow Lakes while on a fishing trip.The winner was Jim and Mary Plamondon, who were mainstays with the franchise for decades.The 30-17-0-5 Leafs, finishing third in the hotly contested Murdoch Division for the second consecutive season, open the divisional semi final playoffs Friday in Castlegar against the Rebels.Game two goes Saturday in the Sunflower City.Both game times are 7:30 p.m.The series shifts back to Nelson for game three and four, Monday and Tuesday, at the NDCC Arena.Puck drop is 7 p.m.If necessary, games five, six and seven go Thursday, Friday (March 2) and Saturday (March 3).last_img read more

WADA appoints outside experts to oversee Russia reforms

first_imgMOSCOW (AP):The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) wants three outside experts to oversee the clean-up of Russia’s anti-doping system.A WADA report in November accused Russia of operating a state-sponsored doping programme in track and field and also led to the national anti-doping agency RUSADA being stopped from carrying out tests, following accusations that it covered up drug use by Russian athletes.As RUSADA tries to earn back its right to run Russia’s anti-doping operation, WADA announced yesterday that it would appoint two “international experts” to oversee the process and wants a third to sit on RUSADA’s board.”There is much work to be done if RUSADA is to become compliant again,” WADA director general David Howman said in a statement.”By appointing independent international experts, WADA will be able to monitor the situation and determine when requirements will have been met that will protect the rights of clean athletes worldwide and help re-establish public confidence in the Russian anti-doping programme.”UK BODY TO TAKE CHARGEMeanwhile, the UK Anti-Doping agency said yesterday that it had been asked by WADA to run Russia’s doping test system across all sports, while RUSADA is suspended and is close to signing a contract. WADA said this would mean “targeted and intelligence-led testing” for Russian athletes.”If you are talking about state-sponsored doping, you question whether it is just limited to just athletics. You have to be careful you are not singling one sport out in an effort to avoid a bigger issue,” Nicole Sapstead, chief executive of UKAD, said at a briefing in London. “If anyone thinks this is purely about Russia and purely about athletics, they are supremely naive.”It is not single figures, the countries where they need to do more. I’m not saying it’s state-sponsored or corrupt. It’s whether they are fit for purpose. I would say there is a big question mark over a number of countries’ anti-doping organisations.”Even if Russia’s ban from track and field is lifted in time for the Olympics, no Russian athlete will be allowed to compete internationally without having been tested at least three times.Natalia Zhelanova, an adviser on anti-doping to Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko, told Russia’s Tass agency that she expected UKAD to work with RUSADA and that the pair would start joint operations “by February”.last_img read more

PVL goes to Tuguegarao, Bacolod, Iloilo

first_imgDAY6 is for everybody Malaysia bans travel to North Korea, football match postponed Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ The Premier Volleyball League is scheduled to play exhibition games in three cities outside of the capital in October in an attempt to grow the brand outside of Metro Manila.Tuguegarao will be the first out-of-town host on Oct. 7 when San Sebastian takes on BanKo-Perlas at People’s Gym at 3:30 pm with the game between three-time champion Pocari Sweat and Creamline happening at 5:30 pm.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours How to help the Taal evacueescenter_img Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene 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 “We just want to go straight to our fans in the provinces and show our appreciation to them for supporting the PVL through the years,” said Sports Vision president Ricky Palou.The PVL will also make stops in Bacolod City and Iloilo on Oct. 17 and Oct. 18, respectively. No schedule of games for that leg has been released. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogBatangas is also being eyed as a venue for future matches. Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Two weeks after last fight, Iniong faces Yamaguchi in ONE Singapore card

first_imgCarpio 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “I am expecting a tough duel with her again on 24 November in Singapore. I have lofty goals in ONE Championship, and I must win this match to achieve them.”The 34-year-old Yamaguchi praised Iniong for agreeing to the fight despite having only little time to prepare.“I commend Gina Iniong for taking this match on a short notice. She is a good martial arts artist with promising potential in the division,” said Yamaguchi, who stopped Jennu Huang last June.READ: ONE: Team Lakay bets Pacio, Iniong score KOs“Gina is in good hands, training with no less than the best at Team Lakay. I have faced her before, and she is always in good condition. As always, I am in tiptop shape for every bout. Brace yourselves for fireworks.”ADVERTISEMENT WATCH: LeBron James, Cavaliers take NYC subway OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? LATEST STORIES Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFilipino fighter Gina Iniong has been tapped as substitute opponent for Japanese veteran Mei Yamaguchi in the ONE: Immortal Pursuit card set on Nov. 24 at Singapore Indoor Stadium, just two weeks after her last bout.Iniong was announced as a late replacement for Angela Lee, who had to withdraw from her scheduled title defense after figuring in a car crash in Hawaii last week.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ View comments It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson MOST READ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson READ: MMA star Angela Lee survives car crash, out of ONE Singapore cardIniong and Yamaguchi are familiar with each other having fought three years ago in the Pacific Xtreme Combat and both are expecting a stiff challenge.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throne“Facing Mei Yamaguchi three years ago was like going through the eye of a needle. That bout opened doors of great opportunity for me in this sport,” said Iniong, who is coming off a second-round victory over Priscilla Hertati Lumbangaol last Friday in ONE: Legends of World at Mall of Asia Arena.READ: Iniong wins debut in ONE undercard Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ setlast_img read more

ERC meets with Region 4 stakeholders

first_imgThe Ethnic Relations Commission (ERC) has met with representatives from Private Sector companies and other agencies to get their views on promoting ethnic harmony and peace among Guyanese.Members of the ERC at the stakeholder engagement on FridaySome 40 stakeholders participated in the engagement, which concentrated on Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica).The lively two-hour meeting, at Regency Suites, was part of the Commission’s on-going countrywide face-to-face engagements with stakeholders in the society. ERC Commissioners once again emphasised that the undertaking of promoting harmony could not be tackled by the Commission alone as everyone’s collaboration was needed.The functions of the ERC and the complaint procedure were among the highlights. Members of the audience also urged the Commission to build trust and maintain its credibility.The ERC was re-commissioned back in February, some seven years after the body had expired.The ERC members are: (Chairman) Pastor John Smith from the Christian community; Rajkumarie Singh from the Hindu community; Roshan Khan from the Muslim community; Norris Witter from the labour movement; Norman Mc Lean, the Private Sector representative; Deodat Persaud for youth organisations; Ruth Howard for women’s organisations; Ashton Simon for Amerindian groups; Barrington Braithwaite for African groups and Neaz Suban for Indian groups.The ERC plays an integral role as a constitutional entity which serves to protect and preserve the interests of all stakeholders as far as creating an atmosphere of tolerance and harmony among the different ethnic groups in Guyana’s diverse society.The Commission initially comprised representatives from seven different constituencies, but in 2015 it was increased to 10.The ERC was established under the Herdmanston Accord. It works with persons and agencies to promote harmonious ethnic relations. The Commission also deals with complaints, promotes training in racial harmony, and fosters a sense of security, among all ethnic groups.The Commission had been virtually dysfunctional since 2011 when then Opposition Leader Robert Corbin has secured an injunction against the body, barring the Chairman and two Commissioners from taking any decision, recommendation or issuing any direction on behalf of the constitutional body.last_img read more

Flyers Savage Cup hopes dashed

first_imgBy Jon Zacks. The Flyers got the bad news on Thursday. BC Hockey has decided to abandon the Savage Cup this year.- Advertisement -Instead, BC Hockey will hold a five-game series between the Powell River Regals and the Whitehorse Huskies, to determine BC’s representative at this year’s Allan Cup. The series will be held in Whitehorse during the first week of April.Of course, the Flyers didn’t need to play in a Savage Cup, as they are already guaranteed a spot in the national championship, as host team.But the Flyers were three-time defending champions, and eager to defend their title. More importantly, the Savage Cup would have been a key stepping stone to the Allan Cup, particularly for a team desperate for ‘AAA’ competition.Flyers GM Rob Larson says BC Hockey will award the title of BC Senior ‘AAA’ Champions to whichever BC team finishes the highest at the Allan Cup in April.Advertisement BC Hockey representatives have been unavailable for comment so far. Our staff will keep trying to get an official explanation from the governing body.last_img read more

GAA News: Tír Chonaill Gaels draw with Round Towers

first_imgSeniorsThe Seniors started the defence of the championship after drawing with the Round Towers at Greenford on Sunday evening. The Towers started off the brighter of the two teams but the Gaels soon got going with some fine football from Adrian Hanlon and Liam Gavaghan. Midfield master Gary Kane rolled back the years and helped set up the first of two Gavaghan goals which brought his personal tally for the first half to 2-04.The Towers scored another couple of points before the half ended with the Gaels going into the break 2-06 to 0-06 up. The Gaels started off the second half well and peach of a point from Killian Butler soon followed but it proved to be the last score from TCG.The Towers dominated the scoring from there on in, and despite the sending off of Hanlon the Gaels the game ended in a draw Tir Chonaill Gaels 2-07 to Round Towers 0-13. JuniorsThe Juniors are due to be in action again next Saturday, 20 th August at Greenford at 5pm against Crawley & Brighton Gaels in the next round of the Championship. The league game due to be played against Eire Og at the weekend was postponed. World GamesCongratulations to Lloyd, Patrick and all the boys on winning the shield at the GAA World Games in Dublin last week and for doing the club proud.Lottery Results 11 AugustJackpot £3,000 – No WinnerNumbers drawn 5, 16, 24 & 27£25 Lucky Dip Winners:Jim Galvin, Tara GAA Francis McGinley, TCGSeamus Harley, TCGEdel Mohan, TCGNext Draw 18 th August – Jackpot £3,000 Play online at www.tirchonaillgaels.comThank you for your support!GAA News: Tír Chonaill Gaels draw with Round Towers was last modified: August 15th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:GAALondonTir Chonaill Gaelslast_img read more

GREYHOUND RACING: TONIGHT’S LIFFORD CARD

first_imgTonight’s greyhound racing at Lifford features the semi-finals of the An-Cu Veterinary 525.There are 12 races on the card (first race 8.00pm).Runners are: Race 1 (350 yards): 1, Colarhouse Bound; 2, Tommys Loch; 3, Hather For Luck; 4, Cushie Willow; 5, Cant Change It; 6, Backdoor Jamie.Race 2 Buy a Buster 350 (350 yards): 1, Mullrook Danaher; 2, Hather Five; 3, Barberfort Rock; 4, Button Jo; 5, Fridays Berlin; 6, Loyal Lamp.Race 3 The Booking Office 525 (525 yards): 1, Blue Rhymer; 2, Lillie Mais Boy; 3, Tarmac Patch; 4, Head Up; 5, Canvas Picasso; 6, Kilgrogan Theft.Race 4 The Lifford €10 Sizzler Deal 525 (525 yards): 1, Killacolla Babe; 2, Myre Willow; 3, Do It Boy; 4, Hightown Hill; 5, Sincere Star; 6 Battling Micko. Race 5 “Like” Us on Facebook 350 (350 yards): 1, Fridays Hondo 2, Imperial Robin; 3, Tober Scolari; 4, Mash Ike; 5, Confident Zig; 6, Hather Lock.Race 6 The Ultimate Dining Experience 525 (525 yards): 1, Thrill Me; 2, Hather Bonnie; 3, Farloe Pixie; 4, Barnish Lane; 5, Tahina Sabrina; 6, Tobys Dancer.Raee 7 Boylesports.com Irish Derby Trial Stake 550 (550 yards): 1, Tahina Kadyn; 2, Wayiseeit; 3, Nalps Crash; 4, Headman Chris; 5, Farloe Quest; 6, Barnish Panther.Race 8 The Lifford €15 Special 350 (350 yards): 1, Lisnastrane Dude; 2, Hather Two Bake; 3, Quare Trade 4, Westwood Lee; 5, Glaise Rebel; 6, Do It Ruso.Race 9 The An-Cu Veterinary 525 Semi-Final (525 yards): 1, Fridays Brett; 2, Drumsna Canyon; 3, Quare Lemon; 4, Ballyhill Zest; 5, Rampant Razzle; 6, Tahina Sonya. Race 10 The An-Cu Veterinary 525 Semi-Final (525 yards): 1, Drumbee Shadow; 2, Hather If; 3, Turbine Tulip; 4, Sunrise Belle; 5, Fridays Warsaw; 6, Crash the Party.Race 11 The www.liffordgreyhounds.com 525 (525 yards): 1, Graysfield Dell; 2, Maybe Ted; 3, Doctor Bill; 4, Drumsna Castle; 5, Seagrave Bolt; 6, Kenyan Gold.Race 11 The Getting Oout 525 Bumper Stakes (525 yards): 1, Storm Warrior; 2, Divis View; 3, Colarhouse Lady; 4, Drumsna Prince; 5, Psycho Bob; 6, Another Choice.GREYHOUND RACING: TONIGHT’S LIFFORD CARD was last modified: July 18th, 2014 by johngerardShare 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:cardgreyhoundLiffordRacinglast_img read more

Confident DeGale eyes world title shot

first_imgJames DeGale says he is ready to fight for a world title following his victory over Gevorg Khatchikian.The Harlesden man successfully defended his WBC Silver super-middleweight title, stopping his opponent in the 11th round.But he did not have things all his own way against the Netherlands-based Armenian, who appeared to stun him at one stage and also inflicted a cut near DeGale’s right eye.However, DeGale insisted: “Trust me, the better the opponent, the better I’ll box.“Because it’s so easy, I switched off. But it’s about moving on now and just getting that world title. That’s what it’s all about.”Saturday’s fight was intended to be a warm-up for a final eliminator for a shot at the world title held by WBC champion Sako Bika.But the scheduled opponent, Badou Jack, suffered a shock defeat 24 hours earlier when he was beaten in the first round by unheralded American veteran Derek Edwards.DeGale’s promoter Mick Hennessy, backed by the British Boxing Board of Control, is now lobbying the WBC for DeGale to be installed as the mandatory challenger to Bika without the need for an eliminator.See also:DeGale stays on track with 11th-round winDeGale eyes world title after joining HearnFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

BET honours Princess of Africa, Yvonne Chaka Chaka

first_imgSouth African musician Yvonne Chaka Chaka is being recognised for her humanitarian work, and will receive a BET International Global Good Power Award later this month. South African music legend Yvonne Chaka Chaka is being honoured internationally with a BET International Global Good Power Award, on 29 June 2017. (Image: Yvonne Chaka Chaka website)Priya PitamberYvonne Chaka Chaka’s latest accolade, BET’s International Global Good Power Award, isn’t for her music, but for her work related to improving the health of Africans.The South African songstress, fondly known as the Princess of Africa, has long been synonymous with excellence in the music industry, locally and internationally.Her lyrics resonated with freedom fighters during the apartheid years. After democracy, her focus shifted when one of her backup singers died of malaria.“She began the Princess of Africa Foundation, where she works to eradicate the effects of malaria, tuberculosis and HIV and to carry out community and social charity works,” said BET. “There, Chaka Chaka focuses on healthcare, education and sanitation.”The foundation’s work includes making healthcare and vaccinations available to those in need. It also provides items such as bed nets and anti-mosquito sprays. “The foundation also educates citizens about malaria treatment and prevention, and works to promote literacy.”A very big thank you to @BET for the Global Good Power Honor. Now is the time for Africa ? #BETAwards17 pic.twitter.com/mwrL5NKBB9— Yvonne Chaka Chaka (@YvonneChakaX2) June 6, 2017For mankindChaka Chaka told the Times Live website she was humbled to be recognised by a brand she enjoyed.“I love BET; I watch their channels but I always thought it was more for the young people. So when I was told that I was nominated, I was deeply humbled because they were recognising me for respecting my talent and the responsibility that came with it,” she said.She remembered that American musician Chaka Khan was honoured in 2013 but she never imagined she would one day also be included on such an esteemed list.“Knowing the power of my talent helped me to be able to help people. Most of my work to advocate for education and good health has been done on the continent, but it was only because people already knew who Yvonne Chaka Chaka was that I got the opportunity,” she said.As a UN Goodwill ambassador, Chaka Chaka helps to elevate the country’s international profile. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon showed appreciation for her “enormous contributions to the UN and our world”. He said: “You are truly the Princess of Africa, our queen of equality.”She will attend the BET Awards in Los Angeles on 29 June 2017 to receive her accolade.Watch:In good companyAlongside Chaka Chaka, Somali human rights activist Ilwad Elman will also receive the BET International Global Good Power Award.ANNOUNCEMENT! This year we have two @BET_Intl #GlobalGood honourees! The first is social activist @IlwadElman! pic.twitter.com/f3YRySKTvr— BET International (@BET_Intl) June 6, 2017“Elman is the director at the Elman Peace and Human Rights Centre, named for her father and founded by her mother,” reads the BET website. “There, she works tirelessly to disarm and disengage children, thereby saving them from their exploited existence at the hands of warlords who use them as guards and soldiers.”She also advocated for the 2015 Somalia Child Rights Convention, which creates a system for child soldiers to be rehabilitated instead of imprisoned.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more