Bombers bounce Fraser Valley 3-1 to advance the Fieldhockey championships

first_img“Go Bombers,” Mansveld added.Sydney Zondervan led the Bomber charge with a pair of goals. Mansveld added a single as LVR shook off the sting of losing to Rossland Royals last week in the West Kootenay Zone final at Pass Creek.The Bombers lost 1-0 to the Golden City squad.Tara Yowek was her solid self in goal for the Bombers to register the win.The Bombers have little time to rest as the team leaves early next week for the 16-team AA Girl’s tournament which begins November 7 in Burnaby. It’s been almost a decade since the L.V. Rogers Bombers have played at the B.C. High School Girl’s Fieldhockey championship.Tuesday in Kelowna, the Bombers knocked off Fraser Valley No. 3 3-1 in the Wildcard game to advance to the provincial tournament next month in Burnaby.”We are just so excited to have the opportunity to make our community proud,” said LVR captain Paige Mansveld after the hard-fought victory.last_img read more

Hawks, Desert Dogs fighting to stay alive in KIJHL Conference Finals

first_imgThe Beaver Valley Nitehawks hope to use home ice to extend the Kootenay Conference Final Playoff Series Tuesday in Fruitvale.The Hawks currently trail Kimberley Dynamiters 3-1 in the best-of-seven Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Conference Final after posting a 4-3 double-overtime win Sunday in the Bavarian City.Mitch Foyle scored his second of the game on the power play in extra time to send the series back to the West Kootenay. Kimberley jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the series after posting two surprising wins in the Hawks’ Nest — 3-2 in overtime and 6-3.Sunday, Beaver Valley was able to solve Kimberley netiminder Tyson Brouwer, who has stymied the Hawks through the first three games of the series — despite the Hawks out shooting the Nitros in every game.Beaver Valley holds a 148-90 shots advantage in four games.Game time Tuesday is 7 p.m. in the Hawks’s Nest.If a Game six is needed, it will be played Wednesday in Kimberley.In the Okanagan/Shuswap Conference Final between Osoyoos and Kamloops, the Storm leads the series 3-1 with Game five Tuesday in the South Okanagan.last_img read more

North Queensland Cowboys beat Brisbane Broncos in golden-point thriller

first_imgIt was a disappointing end to Brisbane captain’s Justin Hodges final and 251st NRL game.Hodges looked to be going out a winner after the Brisbane defence had repelled numerous North Queensland attacking raids in the second half.The Broncos led 14-12 after an electrifying first half in which both sides scored two tries.Brisbane winger Jordan Kahu kicked a 43rd minute penalty goal to stretch the lead to 16-12. The Cowboys then dominated possession but could not crack the Brisbane defence.Midway through the second half a cut-out pass from Thurston was dropped by centre Kane Linnett with the line open.Four minutes later Cowboys full-back Lachlan Coote had a try disallowed due to a double movement after he was cut down by a Matt Gillett tackle just before the line.Hunt’s golden-point knock-on was preceded by a lifting tackle on Linnett in the 77th minute that saw him placed on report. The Cowboys trailed 16-12 for most of the second half before winger Kyle Feldt scored in the corner in the final seconds to take the game into golden-point extra-time.Broncos half-back Ben Hunt dropped the ball from the extra-time kick-off to give the Cowboys a golden opportunity to snatch victory.Thurston was set up for the field goal for the first tackle. He was swamped by the Broncos defence but could not be stopped from his second attempt moments later after a strong hit-up from prop James Tamou.From 20 metres out, Thurston kicked the winning field goal in the 83rd minute of the game to send all of North Queensland into a celebration frenzy.Thurston went on to won the Clive Churchill Medal for the best player in the grand final.Immediately after the dramatic win Thurston was shaking and in disbelief over what he had achieved for the club he loves dearly.”I am speechless, I can’t believe it,” he told Channel Nine after the match.”I can’t believe what I have just done. I love these boys, they have worked so hard. They work so hard, I see them every day, the sacrifices that they make, what they do for us every day. I love the club. Wow, I can’t believe it.”It was just the second grand final appearance for the Cowboys who were beaten 10 years ago by the Wests Tigers in the 2005 decider.Hodges denied fairytale finishThe dramatic win denied the Broncos a seventh premiership and an eighth title for coach Wayne Bennett. SCOREBOARD: BRONCOS v COWBOYS16-17at Sydney’s Olympic stadium, October 4 2015375Tackles3207Linebreaks311Errors1276%Completion rate76%Broncos: C Oates, J Reed tries; C Parker con, pen; J Kahu con, pen Cowboys: J O’Neill, J Tamou, K Feldt tries; J Thurston 2 cons, 1 field goalView full stats sheetcenter_img Photo: Delirium … Cowboys team-mates mob Johnathan Thurston after his winning field goal. (AAP Image: Mick Tsikas) The Cowboys consequently marched down field before Thurston gave the ball to five-eighth Michael Morgan in the dying seconds, who drew three defenders before flicking the ball out to Feldt who dived over in the corner to level the scores at 16-16.Thurston misses first opportunity to snatch winThurston’s conversion from the sideline, that would have won the game for the Cowboys at the end of regulation time, hit the post before the North Queensland star captured the victory in extra-time.Photo: Distraught … Justin Hodges (R) of the Broncos consoles Ben Hunt after the final whistle. (Getty Images: Mark Kolbe) The Broncos posted the first try in the seventh minute with a stunning 90-metre effort when Anthony Milford collected an off-load from Adam Blair and sprinted down field before finding Jack Reed who sent Corey Oates storming down the left wing to score the opening try. Parker, who a few minutes earlier had kicked a penalty goal, converted to give the Broncos an 8-0 lead.The Cowboys responded two minutes later when Jake Granville broke from a scrum to step inside Corey Parker before sending centre Justin O’Neill over next to the posts for the first North Queensland try. Thurston converted to takelast_img read more

APNU/AFC unconcerned about working class

first_imgDear Editor,The Federation of Independent Trade Unions of Guyana (FITUG) was indeed most upset and disturbed by the seeming belligerent attitude shown by the APNU/AFC Government’s disapproval of a motion to have reinstated a Ministry of Labour. The motion was tabled by the Parliamentary Opposition following a call that was reiterated by the trade union movement at the May Day 2018 Rally. It is a call which the Guyanese workers, through their representative organisations, have been making over the last three years, but which has largely been ignored despite the several credible rationales provided for going in the direction that the motion proposed.The FITUG had expected that on this occasion, in spite of previous expressed views — given the nature of the issue and more so the venue where it was raised — the Administration would have soberly assessed the motion and given it support. That expectation was dashed, however, as shown by the contributions from the Government side; and, of course ultimately, its vote in the House. Rather than advancing any convincing arguments for its stance, the Administration tangentially invoked several red herrings, and did not, from our point of view, address the substance of the matter. Maybe this course was chosen because the Coalition Government, we believe, could not defend its indefensible position in not having a Labour Ministry. The noteworthy fact that even the minister reputedly responsible for labour did not contribute to the debate says a great deal.The outcome, though a major disappointment for the nation’s workers, only served to confirm the Federation’s publicly expressed view regarding the Administration’s anti-working class nature. On too many occasions, we could not have helped but point out the disregard for many of the commitments the Coalition had made to the workers during the elections campaign. Time-honoured and longstanding practices, even international conventions and our country’s laws, have simply been ignored by the present-day Government. Moreover, one cannot ignore the increased cost-of-living burdens workers are now made to bear, which further illustrate the Administration’s unsympathetic view to the working people’s plight. This latest act against the workers of Guyana is just another glaring example of the Coalition’s scant concern for the workers’ interest.The FITUG, in spite of the Administration’s intransigence, firmly upholds and reiterates its position that a Ministry of Labour is a necessary and required institution. We wish to remind the Administration that actions speak louder than words.Sincerely,Federation of Independent Trade Unions of Guyana (FITUG)last_img read more

Blizzard Bike Club holding turbo training in preperation for New Year`s Day ride

first_imgThe training sessions will be held Tuesday and Thursday evenings, taking place at Ferris Fast Cycles at 7:30 p.m. Those looking to hit the cycles are asked to arrive at 7:15.The Blizzard Bike Club won’t waste any time kicking off the 2013 season, as the Club will host a New Year’s Day Ride, January 1.The race, which was started back in 1985, will begin at 1 p.m. and will begin from the Fort St. John A&W.- Advertisement -The length of the race is dependant on the New Year’s Day weather conditions, and riders can choose any style of cycle they wish to ride on.last_img read more

Coral Daily Download – Rodgers backed to turn things around at Liverpool

first_imgSimon Clare joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.Coral’s PR manager has backed Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers to turn things around at Anfield.The Reds are without a win in five matches, following a 2-2 Champions League draw against Ludogorets, but Clare claims the odds suggest the Northern Irishman will still be at the club at the end of the season.Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfastlast_img

Exclusive! Nicklas Bendtner: The Movie – first look at the trailer

first_imgReal Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo is releasing a movie this year, and the brand new trailer for his film is already proving a hit with fans around the world.So, not to be outdone, Wolfsburg and former Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner has also got in on the act, and released his own film to rival the Portuguese megastar.For more of the best sports entertainment on YouTube, subscribe to talkSPORT here!*DISCLAIMER: Like the chances of Bendtner winning the Ballon d’Or, this trailer isn’t to be taken seriously.last_img read more


first_imgA Ballybofey mum who claimed €23,000 on the dole for three years had €200,000 stashed in her bank account.Carmel Sheerin, 50, was caught getting Jobseekers’ Allowance despite having the large nest egg.Ms Sheerin appeared at Letterkenny District Court were she faced six different charges brought by the Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton’s office. Ms Sheerin, of Aishling Court, Ballybofey, was accused of illegally claiming Jobseekers’ Allowance between June 2009 and August 2012, causing a total loss of €23,235 to the department.A department inspector told Sheerin first applied for the means tested payment on June 18, 2009.During the application process the defendant was asked whether she had any savings or money in the bank, to which she replied “No”, and was awarded the benefits.The inspector said the Revenue later revealed that Sheerin had an bank account with €200,000 lodged prior to the application.Judge Paul Kelly heard Sheerin was interviewed by inspectors on November 21, 2012, where she admitted to having the money as a result of a marriage settlement and that she realised she should have submitted this information.The inspector added that she repaid repaid the full amount to the department and therefore there was no loss.He also said the defendant had no previous convictions.Solicitor Donough Cleary, told the court his client had been very “frank” during her interview with the inspectors and explained to them that the money was an investment with Ulster Bank which she was unable to access.Mr Cleary said as his client was not able to access this money for six years, she did not think to declare it when applying for the allowance.He asked Judge Kelly to distinguish from other such cases saying Ms Sheerin’s action were actions were not ‘willful.’Judge Kelly was told by the inspector that Sheerin would not have been entitled to the allowance if she had declared the money in the investment account.He applied the Probation Act.WOMAN WHO CLAIMED €23,000 ON DOLE HAD €200,000 IN BANK was last modified: January 10th, 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:Carmel Sheerincourtdoledonegalinvestmentlast_img read more


first_imgMalin GAA News: ALL COUNTY LEAGUE DIVISION 1The senior and reserves team had no match at the weekend as Gaoth Dobhair failed to travel and Malin get the points for both matches. This week the team are fixtured to play St. Eunan’s in Letterkenny, though match day and times yet to be confirmed.The reserves continued thier winning form with their fourth victory in a row in the Philadelphia cup against Steelstown.They had good performances from Terence Doherty who scored 4-03, Darragh McLaughlin, Jordan McLaughlin, Danny McCarron, Conor Byrne and Matthew Crampsey.SUMMER CAMPS The Malin Gaa annual summer camp will take place from Monday the 13th -17th of July. The camp is open to all 5-13 year olds, boys and girls. A bus will be provided for the week throughout the parish. Anyone who never got the leaflet at primary school or are looking for more information regarding the camp should contact Maria McLaughlin (F) on 0877763679. The form HAS to be returned this year by the 6th of July as county board has to have numbers before the starting date.MALIN SPORTS DAYThe malin sports day comittee recently handed over two cheques of €1310 to our two chosen charities this year of Multiple sclerosis Donegal Branch and the Parkinsons Association North West. Well done to all committee members for organising the succcessful sports day and raising this huge amount of money for charity.UNDERAGE BOYSThe under 12’s continued their winning ways after last Sunday’s Maurice McMenamin cup victory they had a good victory over Moville last week and they are now playing Burt this week on Tuesday at half six in Connolly Park. Our under 14 team were defeated in the Inishowen A-Final by a goal by Naomh Padraig Muff in Moville on Sunday evening. The team have done well all season and it was the first time the club has reached the under fourteen final A- final in five years. They had set up the final after a great replay win over Carndonagh on Friday night. Great credit must go to team managers Martin Lafferty, Louis Walsh and Noel McLaughlin and all the players  involved. LadiesWell done to our ladies team who beat Killybegs in their first round Championship game played in Connolly Park on Sunday, they won on a scoreline of Malin Ladies 3-06 Killybegs 0-07. The second leg is away on the 12th of July. It was a great team performance and despite missing many of their regular 15, the team were helped out by many underage players like Megan Harkin. Team scorers were Linda McColgam (1-02), Mariah Doherty (2-00), Shauna Doherty (0-01), Megan Harkin (0-01) and Chelsea Stevens (0-02).There was no winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €1700,The numbers drawn were 7-2-3-4-1-5-6. The €50 was Hughie McDaid, Bunn, Glengad and the €20 sellers prize went to Ciara McLaughlin, Shantla, Glengad. Next weeks jackpot is €1750.Summer Camp STRICTLY COME DANCING DVD’S AVAILABLE FROM CLUB SHOPOur recently very successful Strictly Come Dancing has been captured on DVD and there is a limited supply now available from our club shop priced €15.The club shop is open every Saturday from 12.00 – 2.00and Sunday from 11.20 – 2.00 or alternatively contact Susan Byrne on 9370638 or 0867832242 . The shop also has a great range of stock in all sizes including coats, jackets, hoodies, tracksuits, socks, shorts, hats and much more club merchandice.SYMPATHYThe club would like to express its sympathy and condolences to the Monagle family of Letteror after the death of Gerard Monagle.MALIN TO GET VITAL LEAGUE POINTS AFTER GAOTH DOBHAIR REFUSE TO TRAVEL FOR LEAGUE CLASH was last modified: June 29th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:All-County LeagueGAAMalinNoticePointsSportVitallast_img read more

Crazy scenes in Sweden as AIK win first championship since 2009

first_img Fans swarmed on to the Friend Arena pitch straight after the final whistle Fans let off flares and chanted to celebrate their historic title win AIK were crowned Swedish champions for the first time since 2009, prompting astonishing scenes as ecstatic supporters packed on to the pitch to celebrate with flares.Robin Jansson netted the decisive goal when he headed in a free-kick on the stroke of half-time to give his side a narrow but deserved 1-0 win over Kalmar.Once the final whistle had sounded and confirmed the result, delighted fans swarmed towards their heroes, turning the night sky a crimson red. 2 Epic.#AIK #Gnaget #SMguld— Hundratjugotre (@Brinkengnagare) November 11, 2018 Victory also ensured AIK finished the season with a club-record 67 points, nine clear of Malmo FF, who have won it for the past two years and 20 times overall.Check out the amazing reaction from AIK fans supporters below… AIK fans are preeeeeetty chuffed about winning the Swedish league for the first time since 2009.— MUNDIAL (@MundialMag) November 11, 2018 2 AIK IS THE CHAMPIONS!— (@SwedeStats) November 11, 2018The club’s best known player, Sebastian Larsson, who played in the Premier League for Arsenal, Birmingham City and Sunderland, was delighted to seal the title.“Wonderful, this is why I came home, to experience this,” Larsson told Swedish television.“I felt the ambition of AIK as a club, and even if we’ve taken it slowly but surely the last few games no-one can complain, we deserve this.”last_img read more