Fort St. John Huskies to play Dawson Creek and Sexsmith this weekend

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Huskies will be closer to home this weekend during their second week of the 2019-2020 NWJHL regular season.On Friday night, September 27, the Huskies will be in Dawson Creek as they take on their Alaska Highway rivals the Junior Canucks.Currently, the Canucks are leading in the NWJHL standings as they have played two games and managed to win both.- Advertisement -Puck drop is 8:00 p.m. at the Memorial Arena.Then on Saturday, the Huskies will be home for their first game of the regular season as they host the Sexsmith Vipers.The Vipers have so far played two games, having won one and lost one.Advertisement Game time is 8:00 p.m. at the North Peace Arena.Last weekend, the Huskies started off the season with a win on the road in Grande Prairie as they beat the JDA County Kings 4-2.last_img read more

Ramjattan greeted with protest at Corriverton public meeting

first_img– tells residents closure of estate was right decisionPublic Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan, Leader of the Alliance for Change, was on Saturday again greeted by protesting supporters of the People’s Progressive Party/Civic during a public meeting at Corriverton, Upper Corentyne, Region Six.Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan and party members at the meeting on SaturdaySupporters of the PPP at the protest line on SaturdayIt was evident that the Prime Ministerial Candidate for the Coalition Government at the next regional and national elections had avoided intermingling with supporters of A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) during the meeting.The protesters accused Ramjattan of betraying sugar workers by colluding to close the sugar estates, and bombarded him for the street lights that the APNU/AFC Government had promised to install at Corriverton. They also accused him of turning a blind eye on the upsurge in crime.There were also placards that indicated to the minister that the tears of sugar workers were falling on him, and there were placards demanding the $10,000 cash grant.Ramjattan, however, lashed out at the protestors and at Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo for not understanding the ruling of the Chief Justice on the house-to-house registration case.A public announcement had stated that Ramjattan, Parliamentarian Reynard Ward, and Alliance For Change (AFC) Executive member Dereck Basdeo were among those slated to speak at this public meeting. There was no mention of top APNU officials being slated to speak, although that faction of the Coalition had won seats on the Council. Region Six (East Berbice/ Corentyne) representative Barbra Pilgrim was reportedly not notified of the public meeting.The public service announcement (PSA) had also stated that issues regarding street lights, road repairs, crime, and other concerns of Corriverton residents were going to be addressed by the Minister.During this meeting, Basdeo accused the Town Council of being lazy, while Ramjattan told residents that the Coalition Government would have established a Commission of Inquiry (CoI) into the sugar estate, to determine the way forward.“When we got into office, we (knew) that sugar was not profitable, and we decided to right-size sugar. Right-size means that you are not going to close it down, but you would close down those estates that are unprofitable, and to privatise it if it could be privatised; and that is exactly what we did,” Ramjattan stated.The closure of the estates has left more than 20,000 people unemployed, and the sacked workers now have to turn to alternative means to support their families.Ramjattan, however, added that the Government made the right decision to close the estates. He said the citizenry would become filthy rich in the near future with the booming oil sector coming on stream.At the meeting, residents asked about the street lights, but were told that Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson had offered 200 lights to the Municipality.“Things in this world are not free. If you give it free you will create indiscipline, plus you will end up with bankruptcy. What the Minister told communities is that you have to pay $300 for one lamp,” Ramjattan explained. That money, he said, has to be paid to the Guyana Power and Light as monthly charges for electricity used.“How do you get that money? You have to increase taxes by a $20 or $30”, he told the residents.last_img read more

Rwanda beats Tanzania to exit CECAFA on a high

first_img0Shares0000Abeddy Birahimire celebrates his winner for Rwanda against Tanzania in a CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup tie at Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on Decemer 9, 2017. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluMACHAKOS, Kenya, Dec 9- Abeddy Birahimire stepped off the bench to hit a second half winner as Rwanda’s Amavubi bowed out of the CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup on a high, beating Tanzania 2-1 at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos in their only win of the tournament.Tanzania’s Kilimanjaro Stars who are on one point play Kenya in their final group match on Monday, but their fate is more or less sealed and they will follow Rwanda out of the tourney. Rwanda broke the deadlock through Innocent Nshuti, but the Tanzanians fought back to draw level via a Daniel Lyanga diving header. However, Antoine Hey’s men produced a brilliant move in the 65th minute, ending in Birahimire tapping the ball home.As they head back to Kigali, Hey has picked up some valuable notes as he prepares the team for the African Nations Championship (CHAN) next month in Morrocco.The CHAN bound Amavubi started the match on a high, Hey maintaining the same squad that played against Libya save for keeper Eric Ndayishimiye who paved way for Marcel Nzarora, with the tactician saying he wanted all his three keepers to play.Muhadjiri Hakizimana and Eric Rutanga had the first two close chances for Rwanda, first Hakizimana heading inches wide from the edge of the six yard box while Rutanga had a curling freekick from the right go inches wide.They broke the deadlock in the 18th minute when Nshuti side footed the ball home inside the box from a Fitina Omborenga cross from the right.Tanzania’s Ibrahim Ajib came close to giving Tanzania the lead but his curling freekick from the left came against the side netting.Rwanda’s Djihad Bizimana makes a shot under pressure from Tanzania’s Abdul Hassan in a CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup tie at Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on Decemer 9, 2017. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaComing off the break on level terms, it was going to be anyone’s game with the two sides fighting for pride.Four minutes into the restart, Tanzania’s Ajib forced a brilliant save off the Rwandese keeper after dribbling past his markers inside the box before finding space, shooting on target with a ferocious low right footer.Three minutes on the turn, Lyanga was presented with a brilliant opportunity when Ajib’s cross from the left found him unmarked inside the box, but the burly forward could not execute a shot on target, firing the ball over from close range.It seemed to be a period of epic misses as three minutes later Rwanda missed an equally open chance.Hakizimana was gifted with the ball on the left after Himid Mao missed a clearance, but the Rwandese forward took too much time with the ball allowing the Tanzanians to fall back and his eventual go at goal was a curling effort which went miserably wide.But his blushes were wiped in the 65th minute when Omborenga registered his second assist of the game, making a brilliant move on the right with a deft touch which left his marker gasping for breath and the crowd wowing in amazement.Lifting his head up, he cited Birahimire and Djihad Bizimana racing into the box, sliced in a wonderful cross which Birahimire gladly slid in to tap into an empty net.On the opposite end, keeper Nzarora almost undid all this great work when his delayed clearance was blocked by Tanzanian forward Lyanga, but luckily, the ball spiraled away from goal.Nzarora redeemed himself with a one on one save off Yahya Omari who had picked up the loose ball from the left. The shot stopper once again pulled off a decent save to punch away a shot from substitute Yohana Oscar.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

All Saints rector to address IRS probe

first_imgIRS spokesman Jesse Weller said Friday that legally the agency “could not confirm or deny there is an investigation of any taxpayer” and had no comment. Church officials say they first got notice of the investigation on June 9, 2005. Then All Saints, a liberal Episcopal church, hit the national headlines when church leaders responded with an announcement from the altar Sept. 21, 2005, that they would not comply with IRS summonses demanding church documents. When Bacon announced he would not testify at an IRS hearing on Oct. 11, it was covered by national television and print media. Legal scholars and First Amendment experts weighed in, and the church enthusiastically took center stage in the expanding debate: When does free speech cross the line from sermonizing to politicking? When or should the IRS be involved in monitoring church and other charities’ political activities? People across the country became familiar with the 2004 anti-war guest sermon preached by former All Saints Rector George Regas – long posted on the church Web site – that triggered the initial request for church documents. In his sermon, Regas imagined what Jesus would say to then-presidential candidates George W. Bush and John Kerry about the war in Iraq. PASADENA – At his sermons Sunday, All Saints Rector Ed Bacon will address what the church calls “new developments” in a federal probe of whether a guest preacher’s anti-war sermon before the 2004 presidential election was politicking that jeopardized the church’s tax-exempt status. No one at All Saints Episcopal Church was sure how the 2004 sermon attracted the Internal Revenue Service’s notice, and more than six months ago the church filed a freedom of information request to find out. “We had a response (from the IRS) recently and that is part of what we will be revealing,” church spokesman Keith Holeman said Friday. “They had only recently, about a week ago, said they received the materials. So it was a long wait between the time of the request and the response.” Holeman said Bacon had made a “pastoral decision” not to comment on the new developments before letting the 3,500 members of his congregation know the status of the 16-month investigation. The IRS, according to Holeman, has alleged that this sermon crossed the line and constituted prohibited political campaign intervention. Bacon has called the Regas sermon a “statement of opposition to Bush rather than an outright endorsement” of Kerry and within the church’s First Amendment rights. janette.williams@sgvn.com (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4482 160Want 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

LADIES GAA: DONEGAL LADIES PIPPED BY LAOIS

first_imgIT WAS A disappointing result for the Donegal Ladies senior team in Bundoran on Sunday.In what were tough playing conditions plenty of optimism should remain for the players as some terrific periods of play showed great dominance in the game.Laois however collected maximum points from their trip to Donegal as the Leinster outfit claimed a 1-16 to 1-9 victory. Karen Guthrie scored 1-1 for Donegal early in the second half but Ciara Burke responded with a goal for Laois and that proved to be the pivotal score.The Donegal girls can take great heart from the match ahead of next weekend’s clash with Dublin.Meanwhile ‘Maith Sibh’ to Loreto Milford on their Ulster quarter final win over Castleblayney on a score line of 2.07 to 1.08.In a very tense game the girls put in a great performance. The girls will face Carrickmacross in the Semi Final. LADIES GAA: DONEGAL LADIES PIPPED BY LAOIS was last modified: February 4th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:LADIES GAA: DONEGAL LADIES PIPPED BY LAOISlast_img read more

Men’s Tennis Start Fall Season Strong At Drake Invitational

first_img DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University men’s tennis team was nearly perfect to open the fall season as pair of Bulldog doubles teams recorded a combined 7-1 record at the Drake Invitational on Friday evening at the Roger Knapp Tennis Center. Doubles Results Sophomores Ben Clark and Tom Hands went 4-0 in Fight 1. Clark and Hands began their day with a 6-3 win over Lewis’ Mate Srdanovic and Alan Braschinsky before rolling past Creighton’s Mac Mease and Alex Koca 6-1. The duo finished their day with a 6-3 victories Northewest Missouri’s Romain Boissinot and Sergi Fontcuberta and Lewis’ Andre Levitin and ChandlerStimpert, 6-2. The Bulldogs continues action at the Drake Invitational on Saturday at 9 a.m. with three rounds of singles matches. Print Friendly Versioncenter_img Sophomore Ben Wood and freshman Jackson Guilford posted a 3-1 record in Flight 2. They topped Gustavus’ Mohanad Al Houni and Patrick Whaling 6-4 and Lewis’ Norasith and Peterson 6-3 in their first two matches. Wood and Guilford’s final win of the day came over Northwest Missouri’s Aymeric Autones and Josef Altman, 6-3. Austin Russell and Tom Hjertonsson came back from being down a break to defeat Wood and Guilford, 7-5. Story Linkslast_img read more

Somalian officials to take charge of Kobs return leg away to South Sudan in AFCON Qualifiers

first_img Tags: 2019 U23 AFCON QualifiersSouth Sudanuganda kobswasswa bbosa Kadir Omar will be the center referee when Uganda takes on South Sudan in the return leg2019 U23 AFCON QualifiersSouth Sudan vs Uganda Kobs Tuesday 20th November Juba Stadium, JubaJUBA – Official from Somalia have been appointed to take charge of the U23 second leg AFCON Qualifiers between South Sudan and Uganda.Abdul Kadir Omar will be the man in the center and will be assisted by his compatriots Ahmed Farah and Abdi Nour as the first and second assistant referees respectively.The Uganda U23 side head into the return leg holding a slender 1-0 advantage attained in the first leg at the StarTimes Stadium in Lugogo last Wednesday thanks to a Mustafa Kizza penalty injury-time penalty.Wasswa Bbosa’s side (The Kobs) resumed their preparations for the return leg on Friday at in Lugogo.They are expected to depart for South Sudan early next week as they look to get the job done.The aggregate winner between Uganda Kobs and South Sudan will face Tunisia in the final qualification round of the AFCON U23 final tournament.The final tournament will be held in Egypt next year and will also act as the qualifier for the 2020 Summer Olympics games in Japan.Uganda U-23 Final 23 Man team:Goalkeepers: Tom Ikara (KCCA FC, Uganda), Saidi Keni (Proline FC, Uganda), Mathias Muwanga (Express FC, Uganda)Defenders: Ronald Kigongo (URA FC, Uganda), Bashir Asiku (Vipers SC, Uganda), Hassan Musana (KCCA FC, Uganda), Mustafa Kizza (KCCA FC, Uganda), Musitafa Mujuzi (Proline Fc, Uganda), Rashid Toha (Onduparaka FC), Geofrey Wasswa (Vipers SC), Paul Patrick Mbowa (URA FC, Uganda)Midfielders: Lawrence Bukenya (KCCA FC, Uganda), Abel Michael Eturude (Onduparaka FC), Yaya Mahad Kakooza (Tooro United FC, Uganda), Julius Poloto (KCCA FC, Uganda), Shafik Kuchi Kagimu (URA FC, Uganda), Allan Okello (KCCA FC, Uganda), David Owori (SC Villa, Uganda), Ezekiel Duncan Sseninde (Vipers SC, Uganda)Match Officials:Centre Referee : Abdul Kadir Omar (Somalia)Assistant Referee : Ahmed Farah (Somalia) Assistant Referee : Abdi Nour (Somalia)Comments last_img read more

Breaking: Donegal man in serious condition after fall in Australia

first_imgA young Donegal man is in a serious condition after a fall in Sydney, Australia.Police found the injured man lying on the road under the High Street overpass at North Sydney on Saturday.The Sydney Harbour Bridge was shut down following the discovery of the injured man. The man is from Donegal but Donegal Daily are not publishing his hometown or identity as all his family may not be aware of the accident.Forensics were on scene taking photographs at the weekend and are trying to work out how the man ended up on the road.It is understood he may have fallen from the overpass or been a pedestrian on the road and was hit when he attempted to cross the road.The man was treated at the scene for serious head injuries and has been conveyed to St Vincent’s Hospital in a serious condition. Breaking: Donegal man in serious condition after fall in Australia was last modified: August 1st, 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:Australiadonegalfallhospitallast_img read more

Why Your Operations Team Struggles and What To Do About It

first_img Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Now There are three reasons your operations team struggle to give your clients what they want.The biggest reason your operations team struggles to give your clients what they want is because your clients can’t have what they want the way they want it. Your people can get them the outcome they need, but they can get your them the outcome doing it the way the client wants it done. Which leads us straight into the next reason you operations team is having a tough time: conflict.Telling your client that they can’t have what they want the way they want it is a recipe for conflict in a lot of cases. Your clients don’t want to know what they can’t have it, and they don’t want excuses. Whining about how difficult it is to produce results isn’t likely to win you any sympathy either. So, in a lot cases, the problems persist and become an even more fertile ground in which to grow dissatisfaction. When there is enough unhappiness, you a may get called; you sold it, you own it.Why do your operations team members avoid the necessary conflict surrounding the problem? Simple. They don’t want to be responsible for losing your client.Your operations team is full of good people. They are trying to do right. They work really hard to keep the promises that you made, and they bump up against constraints that were unknown until they began working on your client’s account.But your operations people are not salespeople. They’re not used to having difficult conversations, and they may not have the same rapport-building skills that you have. They weren’t hired to sell ideas; they were hired to execute. You owe them your support and your help.Schedule a meeting to address the challenging issue with your client. Help your client understand that they can likely have the outcome they want, but you may need to deliver that outcome in a way that is different from what they believe necessary. And you may even need more money to do so. Bring some game subject matter experts to the meeting so they can watch and learn–and so they can execute.Don’t wish your operations team was made up of salespeople. You need people with their skills to do their job. Don’t let them go it alone so long that their relationship is damaged. They still need to work with your client. Instead, help your operations deal with the conflict and help them find a way forward.last_img read more

T20 win in India gave us confidence to win World Cup: Cummins

first_imgAustralian fast bowler Pat Cummins has revealed that the T20 series win in India provided the team with the belief and confidence that they could win the ongoing World Cup.”I think that Indian series win, probably the T20 series win, to be honest (was when I realised we could give the World Cup a shake),” Cummins was quoted as saying by news.com.au.He pinpointed the T20 match in Bengaluru in which Glenn Maxwell scored a brilliant hundred and won the game for the Aussies.Chasing 191 at the MA Chinnaswamy Stadium on February 27, Maxwell scored an unbeaten 113 off just 55 balls as Australia crossed the line with two balls to spare.”At Bangalore, Maxi (Glenn Maxwell) hit a hundred and we won seemingly out of nowhere. It gave us a real confidence, the best side in the world, in their own conditions,” said Cummins.”It really felt like a special group, a couple of really special wins where we felt like we could win from anywhere.”It’s pretty infectious when you have that feeling around the group. Luckily, we have held on to it,” he added.”After the T20 series, the Aaron Finch-led side came from 0-2 behind to win the five-match ODI series 3-2. They then went on to defeat Pakistan 5-0.Talking about their ongoing World Cup campaign where they have won seven of the eight games and are the first team to book a place in the semifinals, the pacer said, “Everything has clicked, the batting, the bowling, our game plan.”advertisement”Everyone is being comfortable in their roles and being comfortable around each other. It takes time but everyone is in a really good place.”We have come so far and we are playing the way we have talked about for a while that we wanted to play,” Cummins added.Australia, sitting pretty at the top of the table, will play their final group stage match against South Africa on Saturday.Also Read | World Cup 2019: Abdul Razzaq praises Mohammed Shami, raises his religionAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Michael Vaughan takes a dig at Team India ahead of Bangladesh clashAlso See:last_img read more