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Aug
3

Wranglers rally to knock off host Cougars to claim 2016 Cyclone Taylor Cup

first_imgDom Kolbeins, with a pair, Jordan Passmore and John Kretzschmar replied for Victoria.100 Mile House, holding period leads of 1-0 and 2-1, out shot the host Cougars 38-32 in the game.Zane Steeves registered the win in goal for the Wranglers while Gregory Maggio took the loss for Victoria.The loss was the first of the tournament for the host Cougars, who opened the tournament with a 4-2 victory over the Wranglers.100 Mile House then rebounded to defeated Campbell River Storm of the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League and Mission City Outlaws of the Pacific Junior Hockey League.In the Bronze medal game, Campbell River doubled Mission City 8-4.The Wranglers, trying to follow the 2014 Cyclone Taylor, Western Canada and KIJHL Champion Beaver Valley Nitehawks, now advance to the Keystone Cup April 14-17 in Regina, Saskatchewan.First game is Thursday against Thunder Bay Northern Hawks. The 100 Mile House Wranglers is the second Kootenay International Junior Hockey League team in three years to capture the Cyclone Taylor Cup.Ryan Friesen scored in the final minute of the game, snapping a 4-4 tie to spark the Wranglers to a 5-4 victory over host Victoria Cougars in the Cyclone Taylor Championships Sunday in the Provincial Capital.Friesen scored at the tail end of the power play to give the KIJHL champs the victory. Beaver Valley is the last KIJHL team to capture the Provincial Junior B title, won in Nelson in 2014.Victoria rallied from a 2-0 first period deficit, 3-1 in the third period, scoring three consecutive goals to grab a 4-3 lead in the thrilling final.However, Brett Harris, with his second of the game, tied the contest at 4-4 with a goal 14 minutes into the final period before Friesen netted the winner.Justin Bond and Nick McCabe also scored for the Wranglers.last_img read more

Aug
2

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO STAKES QUOTES – SUNDAY APRIL 10, 2016

first_imgNOTES: This was McAnally’s fourth San Juan win. The others were by John Henry (1980), Amerique (1998) and Interaction (2013). Winning owner Pablo Gomez resides in Garden City, New York. TYLER BAZE, QUICK CASABLANCA, WINNER: “To do it for Mr. McAnally is so great, it feels special. He got an unlucky trip last time and he’s a wonderful horse to ride, very talented and he loves long distance races and they’re my favorite. It’s a race you watch as a kid wondering if it’s a race you could ever win and to finally have the chance to do that . . . to win it, it’s fantastic.“In the paddock the only thing Mr. McAnally told me was to just gallop him the first time around. That was no problem, he’s a real cool horse, push-button, like a pony. I galloped that first mile and picked it up from there and tried to figure out how I was going to push the button because with him, it’s all or nothing. He was really flying that last three-eighths of a mile.” RON McANALLY, QUICK CASABLANCA, WINNER: “The race set up well. I just told Tyler to let him gallop past the finish line first time around. I was a little afraid going twice around on soft ground.”On winning his first race of the meet from only 14 starters: “We haven’t run that much. We don’t have those kinds of horses anymore. Charlie (Whittingham, who won the San Juan 14 times) was one of a kind. To win this race 14 times, that’s a good horseman.“This is a good horse. He’s an easy horse to ride. We just let him gallop around the first timearound, and the second time, he made that move. He had plenty left.“He’s an old horse, he’s a pro. He’s been around a long time. He’s been to Chile, he’s been to New York, he’s been to Florida. He’s one professional horse, and he’s old, like me (83).” -30-center_img TRAINER QUOTES JOCKEY QUOTES last_img read more

May
26

Elliott ready to fill Klemmer’s shoes

first_imgThe affable Bega product has earned his first-ever run on start after a series of spirited efforts off the bench to start 2017. Back in Round 1 Elliott told NRL.com he was just aiming to avoid being someone who comes on for 20 minutes with no-one really noticing he’d been out there.A week later he scored his maiden NRL try; fast forward to Round 7 and an ankle injury to lock David Klemmer has resulted in Elliott shifting to the starting pack for the highly-anticipated Good Friday clash.”I think that’s part of the game, Klemmer probably first got his chance to play a few more minutes when there was an injury in the pack,” Elliott said. “Obviously he’s going to be a massive loss for us but it does mean there’s a bit more onus on guys like me and Danny [Fualalo] to step up and might be required to play an extra five or 10 minute stint and I think we’re both looking forward to that and hopefully make an impact.”Asked to reflect on his Round 1 goal of not being the forgotten man on the bench, Elliott added: “I’m setting goals each week. There’s always going to be room for improvement and I want to keep getting better each week.”I think so far I’ve been able to play a pretty valuable role for the side coming off the bench and one of my goals was to not come on and 20 minutes goes by and no-one notices you’ve been out there.”I really want to get out there and inspire the boys left and right of me and that’s all part of keeping my spot in this team, I need to keep coming out and doing that each week.”While Elliott is hardly a like-for-like replacement for the towering Klemmer, he isn’t dissimilar in style to fellow country-boy back-rower Josh Jackson, who is someone Elliott admits he regards with great admiration.”Someone I really look up to is Josh Jackson; obviously he goes out there and starts and brings everything he can each week, he’s full of energy and I just try and replicate that coming off the bench and try and be like he is for that first 10 or 15 minutes, try and be that later in the game,” Elliott said.This will be Elliott’s second such fixture after coming off the bench in the corresponding game last year.”I was very impressed by the crowd last year,” Elliott said.”It was great and at a good time too, four o’clock in the arvo on a public holiday so there’s always families supporting both sides out there. It’s always a big crowd and a great day to look forward to.”[The Rabbitohs] have been playing great as well so we can’t rest on our laurels and take these guys lightly because they’re a great side and they do have a very good pack.”Despite growing up on the far south NSW coast a long way from Belmore, Elliott has been blue and white as long as he can remember and hopes to stay that way.”I love this club – I’ve gone for the Bulldogs my whole life,” he said.”I can’t remember how old I was when I watched my first game but I was supporting the Bulldogs and my old man had a jersey in the cupboard. I used to wear it all the time. I’ve still got it at home now. I love the club, I’ve been signed with them since I was 14 and I’d love to stay here.”Jackson – who will partner Elliott in the back row on Friday – backed all the club’s depth forwards to help fill Klemmer’s shoes against Souths.”Klemmer’s out, he’ll be out for a good two or three weeks as well. He’s a disappointing loss, he’s been awesome for us. We’ve got a lot of depth there and whoever steps in I’m sure will do a good job,” Jackson said.”Particularly those two guys [Elliott and Fualalo], they’ve both got the capabilities of playing bigger minutes. They have in reserve grade over the years punched out really big minutes so I don’t think it will be a problem for them.”last_img read more

May
14

Olivas and Masip have played every minute of the League

first_imgInterestingly, last season, the 2018-19, both Masip and Olivas were also part of the player group that played the most for Real Valladolid. Four footballers completed 35 games. In addition to the goalkeeper and the right-handed center back, the other central defender reached this figure Fernando Calero, Y Nacho, left-handed side. Precisely, the Madrid defender, along with the goalkeeper, played the most because those 35 games were played entirely, not like their teammates, accumulating 3,150 minutes. 4 Beside Olives Y MasipThree more players are those who complete the group of five who have played it all. Starting with the Slovak central Majorca, Martin Valjent, a fixed for Vicente Moreno. The other two footballers who have completed the 2,430 minutes are two goalkeepers. The first is Aitor Fernándezgoal of I raised, while the second is his counterpart in the goal of the Getafe, David soria. In total, of the five professionals who have played everything this season, three are goalkeepers and two central, but Real Valladolid is the only club that has two representatives in this selection. one If there are two players from Real Valladolid they can ensure that Sergio has full confidence in them are Jordi Masip and Kiko Olivas. Both the goalkeeper and the central defender have played every minute. While the first had the competence of Lunin and after Expensive, the coach has always expressed his wish that the Barcelona player keep the goal blanquivioleta despite the doubts he has shown in some duels on the air balls. Even more deserving is the Valladolid coach’s faith in Kiko Olivas since in that position Joaquín could also play, but there is no doubt. The right center position is for the Andalusian, that together with Salisu has formed the central pair the 27 games. The Ghanaian only failed in a duel as a starter, that of Camp Nou, where he was not a starter, but entered in the 34th minute. In addition, he was replaced in two other games (against Spanish in Cornellá-El Prat and before him Seville in Skunk) so it accumulates 2,366 minutes and is among the 10 that has played the most.last_img read more

Jan
14

UL Entrance Results Out

first_imgDr. Ophelia I. Weeks, President, University of LiberiaAuthorities of the University of Liberia (UL) yesterday released results for this year’s entrance and placement exams.Of the 8,318 students who wrote the exams, about 1, 778 made passed, while 6, 540 failed, the UL testing and evaluation department is quoted in the Campus Review newspaper, which contained the results released yesterday.On the candidates that passed, the UL said it will enroll them “either on a provisional basis or as full-fledged freshmen.” Shortly after she presented the final results of the exams to the Faculty Senate, the Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Ophelia Inez Weeks, commended members of the examination committee chaired by Cllr. T. Nagbalee Warner. She also commended members of the Faculty Senate for approving the results.Weeks said in spite of challenges, the UL family worked together and administered the exams free of fraud and leaks, a situation which could have caused some delays in the process.She applauded the prospective freshmen students for the step each of them took to pass the entrance exam to further advance their academic pursuits. This year’s UL entrance and placement exams were written in three areas, including the regular four-year degree programs; the Sinje Technical and Vocational College in Grand Cape Mount County; and the College of General Studies, formally containing Education Programs.The results also indicate that 183 candidates successfully passed the four-year degree granting programs; and of that number, the university will enroll 1,132 on a ‘provisional basis.’ This means the university authorities will not allow the prospective students to carry full 21 credits until they improve on their academic performance.Additionally, in the College of General Studies, 16 candidates made a pass, but the UL says it will admit at least 180 other candidates on a ‘provisional basis.’ This also means, the UL will enroll the candidates, but they will not carry full credit loads until they improve on their respective academic standings. For Sinje Technical and Vocational College, 287 passed, with 56 on a ‘provisional basis.’ “In total,” the UL said, “1, 778 candidates passed the examinations, while 6,540 failed.” Dr. Weeks has meanwhile reminded members of the Faculty Senate that as a matter of policy, candidates are given a grace period of one academic calendar to enroll, or they will forfeit their present entrance results.Meanwhile, Dr. Weeks has challenged any candidate who may have qualms over the results to go to the Testing Center, and to do so at once.She also called on candidates who passed and those on a provisional basis (under condition) to contact the Admissions Office to begin their registration process without delay. The process, she said, will continue up to October 31. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Jan
12

Cubans “camping” at CJIA temporary – Min Patterson

first_imgPublic Infrastructure Minister David Patterson has said the current situation involving Cubans camping out at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) is temporary, and is because the airport is under renovation.He is appealing to persons experiencing some inconvenience by the situation to exercise patience when using the CJIA facility.Cubans unloading cargo at the CJIA as they wait for flights“As you know, the airport is under(going) renovation and there are some issues (that would inevitably crop up). We are aware of the situation with the Cubans, and we urge persons to exercise patience as we get things in order,” the minister said in an invited comment.“But, so far, we have not received any reports of any incidents with the Cubans or anyone else; but I assure you that if we receive any report — whether it (involves) Guyanese, Cubans or anyone else — it will be dealt with accordingly,” Patterson added.Guyana Times reported on Friday that, over the past months, several outgoing travellers have complained about their free flow of passage at the CJIA being hampered by Cubans who are using the airport as a camping ground.Cubans camping out at the CJIAOn a daily basis, hundreds of Cubans would line the streets of Georgetown, conversing in their native language as they spend exorbitant amounts of money on clothes to take back to Cuba. The business folks in Georgetown have welcomed that development, reporting that most of their customers are Cubans or Brazilians.Caribbean Airlines recently began offering flights to Cuba, but Cuban nationals have been using chartered flights from Copa Airlines and InselAir to take their cargoes back to their homeland. And because of the volume of goods to be moved and the fact that those foreigners are obliged to stay with their baggage until same has been shipped, the departure section of the airport has temporarily been turned into a camping ground as they await their flights.Minister David PattersonAirport employees have related that the Cubans would arrive with their multiple pieces of luggage several hours before their flights are due — and in some cases the nights before their flights are due — and just camp out in the waiting area. The airport employees have related that this issue has already been raised with management of the CJIA, but very little is being done to address it.CJIA employees relate that the issue is becoming out of hand because the number of Cuban passengers is steadily growing. They relate that sometimes these foreigners would send their baggage ahead while they wait for another flight.When this newscast visited the airport on Wednesday, travellers related their concerns about the situation, and free access to the departure area was obstructed by numerous pieces of luggage lining the area. Security guards were observed trying to police the Cubans, but because of the language barrier, it was proving to be a difficult task for them.last_img read more

Dec
28

St. Vincent de Paul appeals for donations in aid of Greek refugees

first_imgSaint Vincent de Paul have launched an appeal for donations to assist people living in poverty at Greek refugee camps. They are looking for various clothing items, non-perishable food items, and toiletries.They have collection points at North West Alarm Systems Ltd., Main street, Donegal Town, and at Herron Auto on the Killybegs Road, also in Donegal Town. Last year they collected three truck loads of goods for refugees in Greek camps through Saint Vincent de Paul.All donations very much appreciated.  St. Vincent de Paul appeals for donations in aid of Greek refugees was last modified: August 22nd, 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:charityGreecemigrantsRefugeesST VINCENT DE PAULsvdplast_img read more

Dec
27

GAA NEWS: GLENSWILLY 5K A HUGE SUCCESS

first_img5K a huge successThe club’s annual 5K was a huge success.We were blessed with a beautiful night and more than 600 people took part.Thanks to all the runners and walkers who took the time to come out and do the event.A big thank you goes to all those who helped in any way to making the event a huge success.Thanks goes to the emergency personnel, the medical personnel who carried out free health tests as well as those who made and served refreshments.Thanks to all from Letterkenny AC who helped with the recording of times and to the main sponsor, Donegal Stationery.It is impossible to thank everyone as so many people did so much to make the event a huge success once more.Plans are already in place in a bid to improve on this year’s event!Collection of Ulster semi-final tickets Anyone who has booked tickets for Saturday’s Ulster semi-final between Donegal and Derry at Clones can collect them at the clubhouse at 9pm on Thursday evening.Senior and reserve gamesThis weekend’s reserve game is at home to Ardara and throw-in is at 12.30pm while the senior game throws-in at 2pm. All your support is welcome.Monthly meeting The monthly meeting of the club executive takes place on Monday night next at 9pm in the clubhouse. The minor board meeting takes place at 8pm All are welcome.Cul CampThe club’s Cul Camp takes place between July 6th and 11th. This will be an action-packed week of activities for kids aged between 6 – 13. Those who attend will learn GAA games from qualified coaches in a safe and fun environment at the club. For further details or to register, log onto gaa.i/kelloggsculcamps or contact any committee member.BingoThe bingo continue to attract players from far and wide with prize-money of more than €2,000 each Wednesday night. If anyone has a spare couple of hours and would like to help out, please contact Paul Lapsley. GAA NEWS: GLENSWILLY 5K A HUGE SUCCESS was last modified: June 24th, 2015 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:donegalGlenswilly 5Ksuccesslast_img read more

Dec
25

HURLING NEWS: BUNCRANA WIN FIRST MINOR HURLING TITLE

first_imgThere was huge excitement at O’Donnell Park when Buncrana hurlers won their first ever Minor Hurling Championship.It featured the new kids on the the block, Buncrana against the experienced Setanta Minors. While the scoring was low the excitement was high. Buncrana got off to a good start with three points in the first quarter after which Setanta opened their account with one point.Buncrana squandered some chances and eventually Sam Doherty put his side 4 points to 1 up. A very fine goal from Raymond McNamee sent the Killygordon supporters into high voice. Buncrana ended the half one point ahead.The second half was tense from beginning to end Buncrana’s defence marshalled by Captain Donal Mclaughlin for long periods was under siege by a rather wasteful Setanta attack.However Setanta hit a purple patch scoring 3 unanswered points one of them a long range effort from Matthew Dalton and with five minutes left the teams were level, Buncrana 0-7 and Setanta 1-4. The Referee Eddie Nash then awarded the Inishowen side a free from 40 metres out which Sam Doherty cooly pointed.In spite of Setanta’s best effort Buncrana held to win their first ever Minor Championship.Much credit must go to their Manager Seamus Grant who has worked tirelessly in recent weeks to bond his squad together.From a Buncrana point of view the future of this squad looks very bright as they will lose only three players in the year ahead.The Setanta players in spite of their great disappointment of losing a final behaved with sportsmanship and dignity from beginning to end. O’Donnell Park was a fitting venue for a fine final.HURLING NEWS: BUNCRANA WIN FIRST MINOR HURLING TITLE was last modified: July 31st, 2012 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:buncranaMinor Hurling ChampionshipSETANTAlast_img read more

Dec
25

DDTV – HOW McGINLEY’S MADE COACHES SEXY!

first_imgTop Gun Too? Sequel Rumours Abound, but I bet you didn’t have this in mind ?Following considerable investment, Co.Donegal based McGinley Coach Travel have added 8, brand spanking new, executive class coaches to their fleet because….their customers deserve it ! It’s a long journey that takes you from Dublin, Scotland and further afield to Donegal and with these Volvo beauties you will do nothing less than travel in style and comfort.And there is plenty of room too. With six 55-seaters and two 53-seaters the new coaches also feature entertainment facilities including a radio, iPad & Phone charging points at every seat, onboard Wi-Fi, CD & DVD player, TV monitors and WC. They are also equipped with CCTV, climate control and top of the range half leather seating.What better way to showcase the coaches then to have a little fun when they arrived. Well let’s face it, coach advertising can be a little boring!So, with the help of Irish Commercials and FrameIT Productions, James and his team were only delighted to beat Hollywood to it and make ‘Top Gun Too’. So whether you are heading home to ‘the mammy’ for the weekend, seeking the Donegal dream or just going off radar for a few days, there really is no other way to travel.Check out the McGinley Coach Travel Facebook Page for news, special offers, timetables, and ‘an oul freebie or two’! www.facebook.com/McGinleyCoachTravel  vbvbvbvbvDDTV – HOW McGINLEY’S MADE COACHES SEXY! was last modified: May 2nd, 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:donegalMcGinley’s CoachesTop Gunlast_img read more