Nelson Ford Shootout Novice Tournament fills Nelson with hockey fans

first_imgIf parking was a problem this weekend in the City of Nelson, blame organizers of the Nelson Ford Shootout.But remember, too many visitors to Nelson is a good thing.Once again the Nelson Ford Shootout Novice Tournament proved to be another success as more than 500 players and parents flocked to the Heritage City to compete in the annual event.Fifteen teams, including the Nelson Senior Leafs, Senior Rockets and Junior Nitros from Nelson Minor Hockey, participated in the tournament.There were two divisions, junior and senior novice. Each team played three games at the Nelson and District Community Complex or Civic Centre Arena.Teams entered from Rossland/Trail, Beaver Valley, Castlegar, Spokane and Tri-Cities.last_img

Southeastern Louisiana Completes Season Sweep of New Orleans

first_imgSoutheastern Louisiana Recap  |  New Orleans Recap Southeastern will return home to host Northwestern State on Thursday at 5 p.m. in the University Center. The game will be part of the Southland Television Network’s package and will air live on ESPN3. Things didn’t get any better for UNO in the second half. A three-pointer by LaVern gave Southeastern its largest lead of the game at 60-32 with 13:53 left in the contest. The Lady Lion lead would consistently remain over 20 until UNO pulled to as close as 15 in the waning minutes. Junior guard Elizabeth Styles was the lone Lady Lion starter to fall short of double figures, but she did dish out a game-high seven assists. Junior forward Adrina LaVern was the top performer off the bench for Southeastern, tying a career-high with nine points to go with a career-best six rebounds. Gibson, who put up her game-high numbers in just 18 minutes of action, was one of four Lady Lions in double figures, as Southeastern shot 49.2 percent (30-for-61) from the field. The Somerville, Tenn. native became the ninth player in school history to reach 1,200 career points. In addition to her top 10 ranking in scoring, Gibson is among the program’s all-time leaders in rebounding (657, 7th) and blocked shots (67, 7th). “We came out with great energy and were fortunate to be able to rest most of our starters tonight, as we have a stretch of five games in 10 days starting next Thursday,” Jones commented. “If we can play the type of defense going forward that we did in the first half, we have an opportunity to get hot at the right time.” “What has stood out about Aja in her senior year is her unwavering toughness,” Jones commented. “Earlier in her career, she would make a mistake, get flustered and not be able to put it behind her. Now, she has the attitude that allows her to play the next play and live in the moment. That evolution in her mental toughness is the key to her success and has been vital for our team.”center_img Southeastern Louisiana 76, New Orleans 59NEW ORLEANS, La. – Southeastern Louisiana senior forward Aja Gibson was a perfect 8-for-8 from the field and scored a game-high 19 points to lead the Lady Lions to a 76-59 Southland Conference victory over New Orleans in women’s basketball action Thursday evening at Lakefront Arena. UNO held tight for the first 15 minutes of the first half, as a jumper by junior forward Melissa Jensen cut the Lady Lion lead to 27-18 with 5:46 remaining. However, Southeastern dominated the remainder of the half, closing the period with 16-6 run to take a commanding 43-24 lead at the break. Gibson was joined in double figures by junior guard Symone Miller (15 points), sophomore forward Nanna Pool (11 points) and sophomore guard Erica Hernandez (10 points). Pool maintained her spot atop the league’s rebounding list, narrowly missing her 11th double-double of the season with a team-high nine rebounds. Southeastern (8-17, 7-6 Southland) completed the season sweep of UNO and moved into a tie for sixth in the league standings. The top eight teams will compete in next month’s Southland Tournament in Katy, Texas. UNO remained winless in 2013-14, falling to 0-25 overall and 0-14 in its first season as a league member. The Lady Lions limited UNO to 31.1 percent (23-for-74) from the field. Freshman guard Octavia Wilson led the Privateers with 13 points, while sophomore guard Danielle Davis added 10. Sophomore guard Yasmin Taylor pulled down a game-high 10 rebounds for UNO, though Southeastern had a comfortable 49-38 rebounding advantage.last_img read more

London’s Wembley stadium to host climax of Euro 2020

first_imgBy Martyn HermanUEFA president Michel Platini’s vision of a European Championship spread across the continent came to fruition on Friday as London’s Wembley Stadium was chosen to host the climax of Euro 2020 with 12 other cities joining the party.The 90,000-seater Wembley, rebuilt from 2003 to 2007 and venue of the 2011 and 2013 Champions League finals, will stage both semi-finals and the final of the 60th anniversary tournament dubbed a “Euro for Europe”.It will be the first time in the competition’s history when a tournament will be hosted by more than two countries.Wembley got the nod over Munich’s Allianz Arena, the other stadium initially bidding for semi-finals and final hosting rights. Munich had to make do with being one of 12 cities awarded one of the standard packages, comprising three group matches and a knockout round tie.The home of Bayern Munich will host a quarter-final, along with the Baku Olympic Stadium in Azerbaijan, Rome’s Olympic Stadium and the Zenit Arena in St Petersburg, Russia.Last 16 ties will take place in Copenhagen, Amsterdam, Bucharest, Dublin, Bilbao, Budapest, Brussels and Glasgow.Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium along with bids from Stockholm, Skopje, Jerusalem, Sofia and Minsk were all rejected.The vote for Wembley comes as a welcome tonic for the Football Association after its failed bids to host the 2006 and 2018 World Cup finals but FA chairman Greg Dyke denied any deal had been done with their German counterparts, the DFB.“There is no deal,” Dyke told reporters at the ceremony in Geneva. “Other than we will not bid (to stage) Euro 2024 because it would be a waste of time because we wouldn’t get it.”Dyke, however, hinted that England would support a German bid to host the 2024 tournament.DFB president Wolfgang Niersbach, whose federation are believed to have pulled out from trying to host final and semi-final games with an eye on a 2024 bid, said: “I am very satisfied and happy that we could convince UEFA with our bid and have in 2020, after 32 years, European championship games again in Germany.”England has hosted only one major tournament since the 1966 World Cup, the much-praised Euro 96, the final of which between Germany and the Czech Republic was played at the former Wembley.“It’s nice to win one,” Dyke said. “Wembley is a great stadium and we are delighted to be hosting the finals of this tournament. Wembley has been completely rebuilt since 96 and it’s now a beautiful stadium.“I would also like to say what a good idea this is when you sit and watch all these capital cities across Europe, what a good idea to play a tournament across all those, so congratulations to UEFA.”“This bidding process was open to more than 50 UEFA countries so for Wembley to be ultimately recognised in this way is testament to a lot of hard work behind the scenes,” Dyke added on the FA website.“It will be a great honour to be part of what will surely be a superb celebration of 60 years of the European Championship.”Dublin’s inclusion in the tournament coincides with the Football Association of Ireland’s 100th anniversary.“This one off opportunity to host part of the European finals at our home stadium will provide a major boost for Irish football and the country as a whole,” FAI chief John Delaney said in a statement.There was relief too for Russia, given the current conflict near its border with Ukraine.“I want to congratulate all supporters of Russian Football,” Russian Minister for Sport Vitaly Mutko said.“Of course, there was a chance that because of the current political situation, the powers would refuse to let us host matches at Euro 2020. But we are really happy that the world of sport and politics are kept separate.”The choice of Rome’s Olympic Stadium for a quarter-final match, follows on from Thursday’s UEFA announcement that Milan’s San Siro would be the venue for the 2016 Champions League final.Football Federation president Carlo Tavecchio said it showed the country is making strides after years battling problems with hooliganism and crumbling stadia.“From a sporting perspective our intention is to consolidate the international dimension of Italian football, contribute to the renewal of our stadiums and support the growth of the football movement, in particular at grass roots level,” he said.No French cities will be used although France is hosting the next finals in 2016.last_img read more

Sevilla will report Man United to Uefa amid ticket war

first_imgSevilla will report Manchester United to European football governing body Uefa for not offering their fans enough tickets for the Champions League last 16 second leg at Old Trafford, the Spanish club said in a statement Wednesday.The two clubs have been engaged in a price war over tickets which escalated when Unitedinformed their travelling supporters their first leg tickets to the Spanish match would be subsidised by charging Sevilla fans more for the second leg.Sevilla are charging United fans between £89 and £133 to watch the game at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan on Feb 21, which the English club considered excessive.In an email to ticket holders for that game, United explained they would be refunding them £35, which is the difference between the £89 ticket price and the £54 price Liverpool supporters were charged by Sevilla during the group stage of the competition.Sevilla responded by saying they would subsidise their own supporters’ tickets to the Old Trafford match and complain to the European football governing body about their fans’ allocation of 2,995, which they say is 4.1 percent of the stadium’s capacity.Champions League rules dictate that home sides make 5 per cent of the seats available to visiting supporters.“Sevilla will subsidise the tickets of the fans who go to Manchester by the same amount the prices rise, so they will not pay more than the €60 established (by United) in the first place,” read Sevilla’s statement.“On top of that we will make Uefa aware that five percent of the stadium is not being made available (to our fans) and the unilateral price rise – after the official request for tickets (from Sevilla) – as well as asking them to verify that Sevilla fans do not pay a penny more than British fans for similar tickets, as per the competition regulations.”A Manchester United spokesman told Reuters: “We are aware of the regulations regarding equal pricing for home and away fans and we will comply.“We welcome Uefa’s willingness to discuss these issues.”last_img read more

Red Bull chief confident of keeping Ricciardo

first_img0Shares0000Daniel Ricciardo of Australia and Red Bull Racing prepares to drive in the garage before qualifying for the United States Formula One Grand Prix at Circuit of The Americas on October 21, 2017 in Austin, Texas © GETTY IMAGES/AFP/File / Mark ThompsonAUSTIN, United States, Oct 22 – Red Bull team chief Christian Horner on Saturday made clear that he is determined to retain Australian Daniel Ricciardo alongside Max Verstappen beyond 2018.One day after the team confirmed Verstappen, 20, had signed a new three-year deal to run until 2020, Horner stressed that Red Bull had no intention of giving Ricciardo a supporting role. He also rejected suggestions that Ricciardo would gain from a switch to join Mercedes or Ferrari in a bid to win the world championship.The Australian said on Friday that he was in no hurry to decide his future –- his contract runs to the end of 2018 -– but would relish a chance to race with three-time world champion Lewis Hamilton.Horner, however, said he was confident that Ricciardo will stay with Red Bull providing they can build a competitive race-winning car.“Time will tell,” said Horner. “Daniel is very happy within the team. If we can provide a competitive car, then I’ve got every confidence that he will be here in the future.“He would have the same issues with those teams (Ferrari and Mercedes) and I think Red Bull fits well his personality. The way that we operate he sees he has very equal treatment and that he’s not performing a supporting role.“The way we operate here is that we give both drivers absolute opportunity. Within the other teams, he would be performing very much a supporting role.”Horner added: “There’s more than 12 months left on Daniel’s contract so we’ve got a little bit of time, but at the right moment we’ll sit down and talk about the future.“The clear intent is to ensure that we keep Daniel in the car past the end of 2018.“That’s absolutely our goal — to retain both drivers. For me, it’s the best driver line-up that we’ve had, I think it’s probably the best driver line-up on the grid and we’re obviously very keen to retain that.”Ricciardo had fuelled rumours of a possible move earlier on Saturday when he said he had always wanted to race with Hamilton or two-time champion Fernando Alonso.“Alonso’s getting towards the tail of his career so Lewis, at the moment, is more desirable for me to go up against,” he said. “So I would like that.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Van Gaal backs Man United midweek friendlies plan

first_img1 Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal supports the club’s plan to play a series of midweek exhibition matches oversees from the New Year,Red Devils managing director Richard Arnold confirmed earlier this week that United are discussing the possibility of playing glamour friendlies abroad at the start of 2015, to fill the void left by their failure to qualify for European football.The matches, which could take place in the Middle East, would provide Van Gaal’s team with some kind of action during the weeks when their rivals are in Champions League action.And it could, in theory, help the 20-times English champions recover some of the money they have lost by failing to qualify for Europe’s biggest club competition last term.Van Gaal raised concerns about United’s lengthy travelling during their pre-season tour of the United States, but he has no concerns about taking the squad away next year.“I agree with that idea,” the United manager said.“We [Arnold and Van Gaal] have spoken last week with each other and also [executive vice-chairman] Ed Woodward, so I fully agree.“I’m used to playing midweeks but I have said in the first three months of the season we have to wait because it’s difficult enough for the players to adapt and adjust to the new play organisation and style and they shall honour that also but we shall play midweeks.“It’s good because I like to play games against high-level opponents.” Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal last_img read more

Birmingham set to ward off interest by extending manager’s contract

first_img1 Manager Gary Rowett has revealed he is in contract talks with Birmingham to extend his deal.The 41-year-old is currently on a 12-month rolling contract at St Andrew’s but the club are looking to tie him down. QPR and Fulham both wanted Rowett as their new manager after he has taken Blues from the Championship relegation zone to the play-offs in just over a year after joining from Burton.“We have been talking to the club for five or six weeks about potentially solidifying that relationship going forward for me and my staff,” Rowett told the club’s official website.“The club have recognised where we were 12 months ago and we have kind of shown our value.“Two or three weeks ago it was a case of having lost Cotts (David Cotterill) and Clayton (Donaldson). One of my big concerns then was how are we going to kick on now?“What the club have actually done is show me that we’re going to at least try and be competitive moving forward and I think that’s important and I’m thankful for them for trying to do that.“That certainly hasn’t been done because of the speculation.” The 41-year-old is currently on a 12-month rolling contract at St Andrew’s last_img read more

HEARTACHE FOR BUNCRANA SCHOOLBOYS AS THEY LOSE ON PENALTIES IN FINAL

first_imgScoil Mhuire, Buncrana 0 De La Salle, Wicklow 0 (De La Salle won 8-7 on penalties)DE LA Salle, Wicklow secured the Umbro FAIS Junior Boys’ title against Scoil Mhuire, Buncrana in yesterday’s final at Oriel Park but only after a sudden-death penalty shoot-out.The champions enjoyed the bulk of chances but the more they squandered, the more Scoil Mhuire grew in confidence. The Donegal school had a chance to clinch the trophy during sudden death of the penalty shoot-out only for goalkeeper Andy Murphy to block Daniel Doherty’s attempt and Cian Verney converted the decisive spot-kick for De La Salle.SCOIL MHUIRE : Harry Doherty, Batty Barber, Ryan Doherty, Peter Doherty, Bruce Waldron, Ryan Curren, Ryan Varma, Daragh O’Connor, Peter McLaughlin, Mark Timlin, Daniel Doherty.DE LA SALLE : Andrew Murphy, Luke Earls, John Crowe, Bryan Doyle, Karl Earls, Nathan Fagan (Cian Verney 64 mins), Simon Bouchier (Luke Byrne 84 mins), Adam Cox, Mark O’Sullivan, James Kavanagh, Dylan Orr.HEARTACHE FOR BUNCRANA SCHOOLBOYS AS THEY LOSE ON PENALTIES IN FINAL was last modified: March 24th, 2011 by gregShare 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)last_img read more

Best of Instagram

first_imgNo question, Disney memories last a lifetime. My first memory of Walt Disney World was around age 5 when my parents, who had been very firm about me NEVER talking to strangers tried to get me to go off with Tweedledee and Tweedledum for a picture, who were two of the strangest strangers I had ever seen!What’s your favorite…or not so favorite… Disney memory? Let me know in the comments.Should this post inspire you to give our Instagram page a follow, I’ll leave the link right here: http://www.instagram.com/touringplans. Share This!Looking for a bit of sunshine for your Monday? These pictures are sure to bring a smile to your face.If you’re new to this series, we post highlights from our Instagram page, along with a top comment or photo featuring YOU, our subscriber.Enjoy!February 24, 2019February 25, 2019February 26, 2019March 1, 2019March 2, 2019March 3, 2019Top Follower of the Week!This week, I couldn’t choose–there were two awesome comments I had to share.last_img

Open Data: Standardizing Agreements to Enable Easier Data Sharing and Collaboration

first_imgIn order to address the need, Microsoft has proposed three draft data sharing agreements that could cover different scenarios. Andersen wrote in the blog post that Microsoft is “looking to do for data what open source did for code.” There are an abundant number of open source licenses to choose from to support the public sharing and collaboration of software code. These licenses include Apache, BSD, GNU, MIT, Mozilla and others. That’s not the case though when it comes to public sharing of data. Erich Andersen, Microsoft’s corporate vice president and chief IP counsel, wrote in a blog on LinkedIn that “much of the potential that can be realized through data sharing remains untapped – in part because the tools for collaboration are often immature or non-existent. Organizations that wish to share data often have to confront the reality of having to spend months or even years negotiating and drawing up contracts to govern data sharing arrangements, for example, which can be a time consuming, expensive and laborious process.”center_img Constellation Research Inc. analyst Ray Wang said that “the challenge today is that we have not defined property rights around data and so these agreements are a good first step towards helping organizations work with each other on this data. Over time, benchmarking data will be less important and derived data and data derivatives will be where the value is.”last_img read more