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Nelson speed skater one step closer to spot on Team BC

first_imgIn the 777 meter race Walgren won his preliminary heat advancing him to the 777 m final where he placed third with a time of 2:03.00 well off his personnel best time. In his 333 meter race Ian finished second after a tough fall on the last lap but was able to advance to the 333 m final where he just out worked his opponents to finish first in a time of 49.8 seconds. In his 222 meter race Walgren finished third in the preliminary heat and came second in the final with a time of 31.47 seconds. In the 500 meter preliminary heat, Ian fell hard after catching an edge in the soft ice, but was able to recover and place third to advance to the final. In the final Walgren experienced his best race, finishing half a lap ahead of his closest competitor with a time of 1:18.00 to claim the gold medal. Nelson’s own Ian Walgren is off to the Special Olympic Winter Games next year in Vernon.Walgren, who completed a grueling eight-race schedule to represent the Kootenay Zone in Special Olympic Speed Skating sport this past weekend at the Richmond Oval, has an eye on qualifying for a spot on Team BC at the Nationals in 2020.Walgren had to take the hard way through the qualifier competing in preliminary heats in all four of his races to advance to the finals. last_img read more

Experienced SJV hopes to make a run at states

first_imgLancers boys to compete in Bayshore Holiday Tournament BY WARREN RAPPLEYEAStaff Writer BY WARREN RAPPLEYEA Staff Writer With several key players back, the St. John Vianney High School boys basketball team is looking to bounce back after going 6-18 a year ago. Senior guard Gerard Genevieve, the Lancers’ leading scorer who averaged 16 points, returns for his fourth varsity campaign. A three-point threat, Genevieve and 6-7 sophomore center Matt Mullery, both tri-captains, will be SJV’s go-to guys, according to coach David Emery. Mullery did well as a freshman, averaging 8 points and leading the team in rebounds with an average of six per game. Emery expects that multi-talented big man to do even better this time around. “Matt has so much potential, and if he keeps progressing he’ll be very difficult to play against,” the coach said. “Getting our leading scorer and our big man gives us a good start on offense.” Another sophomore, 6-5 Justin Conover, should be a big help underneath the hoop, Emery noted. Hard-working senior forward Patsy Lombardi, the Lancers’ third captain, provides additional grit inside. Junior Pat Dineen, a transfer from Old Bridge, is the point guard. Senior Peter Festa will also man the point, and juniors Kyle Kuziemski and Tim Ganter will see plenty of action in the backcourt as well. Emery said his team would again employ a match-up zone defense to keep opponents off balance and help his team get some wins in Shore Conference Class B North play. The Lancers went 0-12 in conference match-ups last season. “That kept us in a lot of games last year, and it’s a hard defense for other teams to prepare for,” he said. “If we continue to play it well that will be a big help. Our goal is to play hard and compete each night.” The Lancers opened the season at home on Friday, and will be competing in the Bayshore Holiday tourney beginning Friday.last_img read more

‘Important is an understatement’ – Duckie happy for Under-23 friendly international games

first_imgDonovan Duckie head coach of the national Under-23 team is pleased that the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) has secured two friendly games against St Vincent as they continue preparation for the Olympic Games qualifiers. “The national Under-23 squad will play away to St Vincent on August 24 and 26. These games represent the international kick-off of the preparation of the squad for qualifiers to the Tokyo Olympic Games and shows the JFF commitment,” a release stated. “Honestly, I would say that ‘important’ is an understatement. It is very, very important for us because international games should be the target and the focus. We are going to play a lot of games locally, but we really welcome these two friendly games against St Vincent,” Duckie told The Gleaner yesterday. “This would be a good way to assess some players, and these games are second to none. When it comes to playing games, these games are crucial as we will be playing outside of Jamaica. It is more psychological than playing here at home,” he explained. Earlier this year, the JFF and the Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) signed an agreement towards a historic qualification to the Olympic Games set for Japan in 2020. “I must commend the federation and also the JOA for the partnership, as it is crucial for the programme. I am very excited, and also the staff and players are excited because the partnership bearing fruit this soon is good,” Duckie added. Looking at the squad selected for the friendly games, Duckie commended national senior team head coach, Theodore Whitmore for his inclusion of Under-23 players. “Pretty much about 50 per cent of the squad is in training with the senior team and most of those players have played in senior international games for Jamaica, so that augurs well. Credit must also be given to Whitmore for his vision of drafting these players, not only for the 2020 Olympic Games, but also the 2022 World Cup,” Duckie, who is also an assistant coach of the senior team, added.last_img read more

Squibs and the upcoming holidays

first_imgDear Editor,Christmas and New Year’s are a few days away and it will be open season for the thousands of sadists in our midst to embark on their mad campaign to terrorise animals, particularly dogs, and to generally make the lives of the elderly and babies a literal hell. And with the assistance (yes, assistance) from the Police and the GRA and all the agencies which allow these loud explosive devices to enter into this country and to be sold openly on the pave and in shops and by foot-sellers.On last Diwali night, my dog broke its leg in four places and suffered a displaced joint. It was driven mad by the thunderous noise from (are they?) SQUIBS. My dog’s leg is still in bandages. What did it do to have to suffer as it is? What did I do to have to spend ,000 at the vet? I am sure that my experience is not singular. Some people’s dogs were killed during the Diwali night massacre. Cows broke their fences to escape.Our crime? We live in Guyana where these thunder sticks can be set off right under the nose of the Police, if not by the Police themselves. I know; I live two houses from the Enmore Police Station. We live in Guyana where the law prohibits the sale and use of these explosives, but they can still be sold openly without charges being laid. We live in Guyana where the GRA and the Police refuse or cannot work together to maintain some humaneness in our society. We live in Guyana!It seems that with every major holiday, bigger and louder squibs enter this country. Some of these explosives are louder than shotguns. They vibrate a radius of over 50 yards. And NO ONE in this country can stop the abuse by irresponsible citizens and greedy businesses.Editor, I am hopeful that my letter triggers off a set of protests against this sadism. It is only those who have no sense of feeling or guilt who will have “fun” torturing people and animals, as is happening these days.Police, GRA: Start your campaign against the sale and detonation of these thunder sticks! It is the least you can do.Yours sincerely,Taajnauth Jadunauthlast_img read more

Act in good faith and dissolve Parliament

first_imgDear Editor,I see a lot of debate from both sides on the issue of the dissolution of the 12th Parliament of Guyana. I’m no legal expert but I do believe my ability to comprehend the law is not limited.According to the Article 61 of the Constitution of Guyana: “An election of members of the National Assembly under article 60 (2) shall be held on such day within three months after every dissolution of Parliament as the President shall appoint by proclamation.”Our Constitution is very clear that within three months after Parliament is dissolved, it must be reconvened after the holding of General and Regional Elections. Given that General and Regional Elections are scheduled for March 2, 2020, an act of good faith from the President would have been to dissolve Parliament on December 2, 2019.After the passage of the No-Confidence Motion almost a year ago and the lengthy legal battles that millions of taxpayers’ dollars have been spent on, the APNU/AFC coalition should realise the merits of a show of good faith.Good faith is something I have yet to see from the APNU/AFC coalition, so I will not be holding my breath for the dissolution of the 12th Parliament this year.Sincerely,Nalinie Singh BA(Political Science)last_img read more

Liverpool fans round on duo after limp first half display at West Ham

first_img Firmino and Coutinho 1 Liverpool’s limp first half performance at West Ham saw the Reds trail 1-0 thanks to a Michail Antonio goal.Though the Reds rattled West Ham’s crossbar in injury time, the home team should have been further ahead as they bossed Jurgen Klopp’s visitors.Liverpool struggled to get going in attack, leading to Coutinho and Firmino trending on Twitter.Take a look at some of the talk surrounding Liverpool’s Brazilian duo and their first half showing at Upton Park.last_img read more

Granny new grad at age 98

first_img 160Want 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 MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Belasco’s son, Eddie, took his mother to Galileo to ask how she could get her diploma. The nonagenarian’s transcripts were still at the school. Belasco, a sophomore when Galileo opened in 1924, was close to graduating. Galileo administrators decided to grant her an honorary diploma after some tutoring sessions with Galileo students. She didn’t have to take the new high school exit exam. The 4-foot-10 Belasco attended the ceremony in the smallest-size cap and gown available. SAN FRANCISCO – A 98-year-old woman who had a career for nearly four decades as an accountant finally graduated from high school Wednesday, 80 years after she left without a diploma. Josephine Belasco still goes out for cocktails with friends, reads the newspaper and cooks Italian dinners for her family. But she said she always regretted dropping out of Galileo High School. After initially quitting school to take care of her younger sister, who had a severe strep infection and wasn’t expected to live, she later got a job at an insurance company to help support the family. Her sister, Angelina, survived and now lives in the apartment next door. Belasco said one of her grandsons recently encouraged her to go back to school, telling her it wasn’t too late to finish. “I always felt bad about it, and I’m glad I finally made it,” she said. last_img read more

Every Premier League club’s best manager revealed and ranked, by points per game

first_img =8. Southampton’s best manager in the Premier League was Ronald Koeman (1.62 points per game) – Games: 76 | Won: 36 | Drawn: 15 | Lost: 25 =8. Leicester City’s best manager in the Premier League was Claudio Ranieri (1.62 points per game) – Games: 63 | Won: 28 | Drawn: 18 | Lost: 17 16. West Ham United’s best manager in the Premier League was Slaven Bilic (1.33 points per game) – Games: 87 | Won: 30 | Drawn: 26 | Lost: 31 =12. Watford’s best manager in the Premier League is Marco Silva (1.36 points per game) – Games: 11 | Won: 4 | Drawn: 3 | Lost: 4 15. West Bromwich Albion’s best manager in the Premier League was Roy Hodgson (1.34 points per game) – Games: 50 | Won: 18 | Drawn: 13 | Lost: 19 20 1. Chelsea’s best manager in the Premier League is Antonio Conte (2.35 points per game) – Games: 49 | Won: 37 | Drawn: 4 | Lost: 8 3. Manchester United’s best manager in the Premier League was Sir Alex Ferguson (2.16 points per game) – Games: 810 | Won: 528 | Drawn: 168 | Lost: 114 20 20 19. Bournemouth’s best manager in the Premier League is Eddie Howe (1.13 points per game) – Games: 87 | Won: 26 | Drawn: 20 | Lost: 41 20 =12. Huddersfield Town’s best manager in the Premier League is David Wagner (1.36 points per game) – Games: 11 | Won: 4 | Drawn: 3 | Lost: 4 20 20 =12. Brighton and Hove Albion’s best manager in the Premier League is Chris Hughton (1.36 points per game) – Games: 11 | Won: 4 | Drawn: 3 | Lost: 4 6. Liverpool’s best manager in the Premier League was Rafael Benitez (1.90 points per game) – Games: 228 | Won: 126 | Drawn: 55 | Lost: 47 5. Tottenham Hotspur’s best manager in the Premier League is Mauricio Pochettino (1.94 points per game) – Games: 125 | Won: 71 | Drawn: 30 | Lost: 24 20 17. Swansea City’s best manager in the Premier league was Garry Monk (1.31 points per game) – Games: 67 | Won: 24 | Drawn: 16 | Lost: 27 20 2. Manchester City’s best manager in the Premier League is Pep Guardiola (2.22 points per game) – Games: 49 | Won: 33 | Drawn: 10 | Lost: 6 20 4. Arsenal’s best manager in the Premier League is Arsene Wenger (1.98 points per game) – Games: 801 | Won: 463 | Drawn: 194 | Lost: 144 20 20 20 20 7. Newcastle United’s best manager in the Premier League was Kevin Keegan (1.85 points per game) – Games: 143 | Won: 78 | Drawn: 30 | Lost: 35 20 20 10. Everton’s best manager in the Premier League was David Moyes (1.50 points per game) – Games: 427 | Won: 173 | Drawn: 123 | Lost: 131 20 20 Slaven Bilic was sacked as West Ham manager on Monday with the Hammers struck in the relegation places.David Sullivan and David Gold, the club’s owners, made the decision to replace Bilic with David Moyes as the Hammers have failed to replicate the form they showed in Bilic’s debut season as boss.However, despite West Ham’s poor results, Bilic can still refer to himself as the club’s most winningest manager in the Premier League.His points per game ratio is the highest of any West Ham manager in England’s top flight since 1992-93, but where does he rank compared to every other club’s best Premier League manager?Click the right arrow, above, to see every current Premier League club’s best manager based on their points per game total in the top flight revealed and ranked…*All data correct as of 7/11/2017. Points per game ratio calculated using only league matches from the start of 1992-93. 20 18. Stoke City’s best manager in the Premier League is Mark Hughes (1.29 points per game) – Games: 163 | Won: 56 | Drawn: 43 | Lost: 63 20 20. Burnley’s best manager in the Premier League is Sean Dyche (1.06 points per game) – click the right arrow to see every other club’s best manager – Games: 87 | Won: 23 | Drawn: 23 | Lost: 41 11. Crystal Palace’s best manager in the Premier League was Tony Pulis (1.46 points per game) – Games: 26 | Won: 11 | Drawn: 5 | Lost: 10 20last_img read more

Heung-Min Son available for Watford clash and could feature for Tottenham

first_img Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move 2 Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won He featured in three matches having linked up with the South Korea squad after they had already played twice in the tournament, and returns to Tottenham sooner than anticipated with Paulo Bento’s side expected to progress further than they did.Despite landing back in England last week and taking part in a training session on Sunday morning, Son was not ready to feature in the FA Cup fourth round clash at Crystal Palace – which the Lilywhites lost.It was Tottenham’s second cup exit in the space of a few days having been knocked out the Carabao Cup by Chelsea on Thursday, and focus now switches back to the Premier League with Spurs needing to secure a top four finish.They return to action on Wednesday night with Watford visiting Wembley to take on Mauricio Pochettino’s side, and the Hornets are hoping to complete the double over Tottenham having claimed a remarkable 2-1 defeat of the north Londoners in the reverse fixture earlier this season.Spurs have been boosted by the early return of Son, however, and he could feature in the midweek clash.“On Sunday we were with him on the training ground in the morning,” Pochettino said of the South Korea forward. Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars REVEALED RANKED LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS “But now we have to be positive. We are still in two competitions, in a good position in the Premier League and the Champions League is a massive motivation for the whole club. We have to be strong.“Now the realistic targets are trying to be in the top four, try and be close to Manchester City and Liverpool and reduce the gap.“To be a contender is always difficult for us. (Top four) is realistic.“Another is to try and beat (Borussia) Dortmund and be in the next round of the Champions League. That is tough.” huge blow Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Heung-Min Son has already trained with Tottenham and could be ready to feature in their midweek Premier League clash with Watford, Mauricio Pochettino has revealed.Son, the forward, returned from international duty last week as South Korea suffered a shock defeat by Qatar in the Asian Cup quarter-finals. “He’s so tired, he played three games. Very tough games.“Of course not too much energy on Sunday, but we hope he’ll be available and ready on Wednesday to help the team.”Pochettino will use Son as he tries to maintain Tottenham’s push for a top-four finish in the Premier League, an achievement the Argentinian says is still their main target.He added: “Of course I am disappointed because, after Thursday and today again, out of two competitions – you feel disappointed. You can’t feel anything different. Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade MONEY no dice Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card REVEALED Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury ADVICE Former Tottenham star Townsend scored as Crystal Palace dumped Spurs out the FA Cup REPLY 2 Son played all three of South Korea’s matches after arriving late for the tournament BEST OF shining last_img read more

Snow forecast for hills of Donegal as council sends out gritters

first_imgA cold snap is on the way with freezing temperatures as low as -2C with snow on higher ground in Donegal.Met Eireann said we can expect some “very unsettled” weather in the coming week, with a possibility of sleet on higher ground tomorrow.Donegal County Council has announced that it will deploy its gritters across the county tonight. All primary roads in the county will be treated from 6pm this evening (Mon).Looking ahead to tonight, a forecaster revealed we’ll see a freezing night as temperatures nosedive.They said: “Cold tonight, with mostly clear skies. But a few showers will affect northern coasts. Lowest temperatures plus 1 to -2C, with a widespread hard frost and some icy stretches on roads. Some patches of mist and fog will form also.”Meanwhile, Tuesday morning will start off cold and temperatures will struggle to get above single figures. Snow forecast for hills of Donegal as council sends out gritters was last modified: December 5th, 2018 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:coldcouncildonegalgrittersMet Eireannsnowtemperatureslast_img read more