Rebels dump Leafs 6-1 to climb to within two points of Murdoch leaders

first_imgIt’s probably a good thing for the Nelson Leafs the calendar reads December and not February.The Castlegar Rebels played the perfect road game, scoring early then riding the hot netminding of Jordan Gluck to a 6-1 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory over the Leafs Wednesday night at the NDCC Arena.Despite the loss, Nelson retains a two-point lead in the Murdoch Division at the unofficial first half break in the schedule.The Leafs also have a game in hand on the Rebels, which now leads the season series 3-1-1.Jamie Vlanich scored twice to pace the Rebels, leaders from start to finish with period advantages of 1-0 and 3-0. Aaron Petten, Bryan Lubin, Darren Medeiros and Kody Disher also scored for Castlegar past Leaf goalie Cody Boeckman.Aaron Dunlap scored the lone goal in the third for the Leafs.Gluck, winning his third straight against the Leafs, was the busier of the two goalies, facing 26 shots to 17 the Rebels fired at Boeckman.Nelson’s leading scorer, Colton Schell, was tossed from the game in the first period after being called for a hit from behind by referee Jim Maniago.The Leafs also lost center Matthew Naka for this game, and longer, after the Vanderhoof native suffered a broken ankle during the weekend after slipping on ice.The Leafs are idle until Friday, December 28 when the club hosts the Spokane Braves in the first of a two-game home-and-home series.Monday, December 31, the Beaver Valley Nitehawks invade the NDCC Arena for the traditional New Year’s Eve contest set for 2:30 p.m.Meanwhile, Castlegar is also off for the Christmas break, returning December 28 to host Beaver Valley in the first of a home-and-home series.last_img read more

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Fat Tire Festival brings in the bikers to celebrate cycling in Heritage City

first_imgNineteen and counting. Nelson’s Fat Tire Festival went off like a bang as cycling enthusiasts flocked to mountains and streets of the Heritage City to participate in the event in memory of Cam Alexander, a friend and avid cyclist who lost his life tragically while riding his bike 19 years ago. The three-day event started with the bike clinics and the Kootenay Krawl Friday, took to the hills for Kootenay Kasino Day before concluding at the former Morning Mountain Ski Hill for Cross Country racing.Here are the results from the weekend:Kootenay Krawl:5 and under:  Jack Denny6-8 year olds:  Wyatt Atkins9-13 year olds:  Liam Lazier”Grown-ups”:  Travis Hauck (for the 2nd year)Last Wheelie Standing:Under 18:  Nate AtkinsOver 18:  Dude! (for the 2nd year!)Double Up Cross Country RaceSane Open Women:  Jennifer Ross (solo)Sane Open Men:  1st:  “AK Clueless”  Alexander McKenzie and Kevin Cornics                           2nd:  “Slow Roller”  CJ Reinecke and Matt PeschklSane Open Mixed:  1st:  “Get awesome or die trying”  Rachel MacCowie & Levon Schmidt     2nd:  “McOlsen”  Jenn McLean and Karl Olsen3rd:  “Cherry Pickers” Tobi Ridge and Travis HauckSane Juniors:  1st:  Arlo Henderson and Ira McKimmSane 80+ Mixed:  1st:  “Cycle-eye” Nicola Kuhn and Ryan Kuhn                           2nd:  “S&M”  Sue D and Mark DSane Over/Under:  1st:  “Team Awesome”  Mike Lazier and Liam Lazier                             2nd: “Can Kiwi”  Wendy Horning and Damian Horning                             3rd: “100 Pounds of Bikes” Jim Jamieson & Coda Punchard                             4th: “Team Green” Tracy Punchard and Oso Punchard                            5th: “Maley Madness”  Anthony Maley and Imogen Maley                            6th: “Unicorn Cruzers”  Blair Weston and Jordan WestonInsane Open Mixed:  “Kiwi Kruisers”  Nik Bernhard and Will Young (From NZ!)Insane Open  Women:  1st:  “New Bike-itis”  Kristi Crowe & Jessica DeMars                                   1st:  “Team V”  Jeannie Dwyer and Neeva MarechalInsane Open Men:  1st:  “Last Minute”  Shane Keyser and Nelson Rocha                             2nd:  “RossGar”  Gerry Heacock and Dave Sutton                             3rd: “Mighty Manitoba”  Mike Hood and Remi Champagne                             4th: “Uphill Battle”  Mark Weigeldt and Sylvain Turgeon                             5th: “Johnstones”  Luk Jansma and Sasha Kalabais                             6th:  “Star Trekies” Adam Coyle and Patrick Walker                             7th:  “Speed Demons”  Jackson Giroux and Robbie KalabaisInsane Open 80+  Mixed:  1st:  “Peddle, Dang It!”  Sue and Kelly Robertson                                         2nd:  (no team name)  Candace English and Rudy                                         3rd:  “Sollidos”  Allison Lutz and Eric Sollid                                         4th:  “Diamond Duo” Con and Martine DiamondInsane 80+  Men:  1st:  “Screaming J’s”   John Boulanger and Jakob Dulisse                             2nd:  “Expo 86”  Graeme Marshall and Joel McBurney                             3rd: “Moose Knuckles” Lucas Meyers and Dylan Henderson                            4th: “C&C”  Con Diamond and Case Grypma                            5th:  “R & B”  Randy Lall and Bruce GardueInsane 100+:  50/50:  Laura Lundy and Thierry BrionneKids X-C 2-3 Girls:  1st Sahara, 2nd Elise, 3rd Taya, 4th Stella, 5th Julia2-3 Boys:  1st Tristan, 2nd Jasper, 3rd Liam, 4th Cole, 5th Romi4-5 Girls:  1st Molly, 2nd Jersey, 3rd Winter, 4th Naiya, 5th Savanah4-5 Boys:  1st Liam, 2nd Dylan, 3rd Aiden, 4th Ceder, 5th Parker6-8 Girls:  1st Ruby, 2nd Anouk, 3rd Rowan, 4th Sasha, 5th Lauren6-8 Boys:  1st Lachlan, 2nd Marco, 3rd Aiden, 4th Cole, 5th Evan9-12 Girls:  1st Cayenne, 2nd Maggie, 3rd Imogen, 4th Maika9-12 Boys:  1st Mason, 2nd Aidan, 3rd Tayton, 4th JoeDownhillUnder 13 Girls:    1st: Cayenne Caney         5:08.20                           2nd:  Neeva Marechal       5:29.33                           3rd:  Imogen Maley           6:54.74                           4th:  Macy Weston              Under 13 Boys:  1st:  Nate Atkins                 3:40.68                          2nd:  Bodhi Kuhn                3:47.63                          3rd:  Adam Kuch                3:59.70                         4th:  Nova Schiewe              4:09.86                         5th:  Liam Lazier                 4:10.16          13-15 Boys:        1st:  Jona Caney                3:23.26                           2nd:  Kalob Jensen            3:30.26                          3rd:  Evan Merritt                3:30.4916-18 Boys:     1st: Sam Kuch                       3:19.45                        2nd: Conrad Wekwert             3:21.66                       3rd: Christopher DeVuono        3:30.50                     16-18 Girls:       1st:  Devin Knox:                    4:01.43Open Women:  1st:  Michelle Griffiths              3:17.40                         2nd:  Gaby Cote                    3:41.38                         3rd:  Tara Carr                       3:50.76                         4th:  Helen Miles                   3:51.25Novice Women:  1st:  Kerry Greenley            4:32:95                         2nd:  Lynda Dechief            4:36.45                         3rd:  Cassie Leclair             5:19:15Open Men:    1st:  Mark Talbot                    2:59.93                     2nd:  Levon Schmidt               3:05.62                     3rd:  Seb Lutz                        3:06.10                     4th:  Russ Fountain                3:10.62                    5th:  Eric Wahn                    3:11.60Master Women:  1st:  Sheila Street            4:01.17                          2nd:  Nicola Kuhn             4:14.75                          3rd:  Tracy PunchardMaster Men:  1st:  Ryan Kuhn                      3:12.15                    2nd:  Sean Marechel                3:14:86                    3rd: Ric Schneider                   3:16.77                    4th:  Dylan Henderson              3:37.95                    5th:  Mike Lazier                      3:45.92CAM SLAM:  Coda Punchard and Jackson Girouxlast_img read more

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GRADE III THUNDER ROAD STAKES TO BE PART OF BLOCKBUSTER CARD ON SANTA ANITA DERBY DAY, APRIL 9

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (April 2, 2016)–Santa Anita Park has announced that the Grade III, $100,000 Thunder Road Stakes, for older horses at one mile on turf, will be run as part of a blockbuster card on Santa Anita Derby Day, Saturday, April 9.Originally scheduled to be run on Friday, April 8, the Thunder Road has been moved back a day following consultation with all nominees and local horsemen.“After consulting with the connections of all of those horses nominated and with the TOC (Thoroughbred Owners of California), we have all agreed that the Thunder Road will now be an important part of what we hope is a tremendous day here on Saturday,” said Rick Hammerle, Santa Anita Vice President, Racing and Racing Secretary.In addition to the Grade I, $1 million Santa Anita Derby, the Thunder Road will now join the Grade I Santa Anita Oaks, the Grade III Providencia Stakes and two Cal-bred stakes, the Echo Eddie and the Evening Jewel.First post time on Santa Anita Derby Day, April 9, will be early, at 12 noon. Admission gates will open at 10 a.m. ONE MILE TURF EVENT FOR OLDER HORSES WAS ORIGINALLY SET FOR APRIL 8last_img read more

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Zuma and boy (5) trade chess moves

first_img15 July 2013South African President Jacob Zuma took on five-year-old Keagan Rowe in a friendly game at the 2013 Commonwealth and South African Open Chess Championship in Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape on Sunday.Eight hundred players from 29 countries, including eight grandmasters, six women grandmasters and 13 international masters, took part in the 10-day tournament, which ended on Sunday.Former world champion Garry Kasparov also attended the championships. The Russian exile last year launched the Kasparov Chess Foundation Africa in collaboration with South African organisation Moves for Life, which uses chess to promote maths and science education among underprivileged children.Zuma, who is a patron of Moves for Life and an advocate of the importance of chess in education, gave an address at the championships on Sunday, saying that chess had given solace to him and to many other former political prisoners on Robben Island, where he first learned to play the game.“It propelled our minds beyond the confines of the prison walls and allowed us to reflect and to position our thoughts strategically to fight the regime,” he said. “Many comrades made chess sets out of soap and driftwood that allowed us to continue to play this noble and great game.”Zuma said that he and the Department of Basic Education were keen to encourage chess as a serious sport in South African schools.“While with young children we are largely concerned about good development of sensory-motor skills … we must stimulate the intellectual faculties as well, while they are still young,” Zuma said, adding that chess inculcated “patience, quick wit, decisiveness and confidence” while serving as a “healthy diversion from often toxic television programmes”.Zuma noted that Chess South Africa was gearing up to host the World Youth championships in Durban in September 2014, adding that Port Elizabeth schoolgirl Charlize van Zyl stood out as an inspiration for the country’s young chess players.Van Zyl, 13, became the youngest South African to win a World Chess Federation title in May when she won the women’s division title of the federation’s 2013 Zone 4.3 Individual Championships in Botswana.Zuma’s one-off game against Keagan Rowe ended in a stalemate.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

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Will northern corn leaf blight and gray leaf spot plague 2018 corn?

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Matt Hutcheson, CCA, Product Manager, Seed Consultants, Inc. In the past several growing seasons Gray Leaf Spot (GLS) and Northern Corn Leaf Blight (NCLB) developed in many corn fields, affecting both yield and stalk quality. You might ask; “Will these diseases be a problem next year?” The answer to this question depends on several factors. The fungi that cause the development of these diseases overwinter on crop residue. If GLS and/or NCLB developed in 2017, the disease fungi will be present on residue in 2018.The development of these diseases also depends on environmental factors. Warm, humid weather favors growth of GLS and NCLB. Periods of heavy due, fog, or light rain will provide the needed conditions for these leaf diseases to develop. For either GLS or NCLB to become a problem in 2015, the fungi need to be present in the field in addition to favorable weather conditions. Fortunately, producers can make some management decisions to hinder the growth of GLS and NCLB and lessen their impact should they develop: Crop rotation: Research shows crop rotation is one of the most efficient ways to mitigate disease.Plant resistant hybrids: Hybrids with stronger disease resistance will not be affected as much as those susceptible to disease—talk to your seedsman or agronomist about resistant hybrids. 3. Till crop residue: Clean tillage will help break down crop residue, reducing the chance GLS or NCLB will become a problem. 4. Fungicides: Fungicides are recommended for GLS on susceptible hybrids where the disease pressure is high. The best way to determine if disease is developing is to scout fields; recognize the environmental conditions that will contribute to disease growth/spread and know how to identify diseases. NCLB symptoms are brown or tan cigar-shaped lesions, ranging from one to six inches in length. GLS symptoms are tan or gray rectangles with parallel or straight sides, ranging from half and inch to four inches in length. When scouting, make sure to take a pocket field guide along — they are a great resource for identifying problems and determining management options.last_img read more

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Alapag on Alab’s poor first half: ‘It needs to be a 40-minute effort’

first_imgTanduay Alab Pilipinas head coach Jimmy Alapag. Photo by Randolph B. LeongsonAlab Pilipinas got off to a poor start and that ultimately caused its downfall in a close 92-89 defeat to Hong Kong Eastern Sports Club on Sunday in the 2018 Asean Basketball League.“I think it was really a tale of two halves. In the first half, we had 15 turnovers, but in the second half, we only had three. I think if we would have played with the sense of urgency like we did in the second half in the first half, I think the outcome could have been different,” said Alapag, who made his head coaching debut.ADVERTISEMENT Booed by PH crowd, Standhardinger delivers for Hong Kong Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next Bobby Ray Parks Jr. did pick up the slack in the second half to lead Alab’s belated rally. That effort was a welcome sight for Alapag as the home crew came one Urbiztondo desperation three away from forcing overtime against the defending ABL champion.“I was very pleased with our effort in the second half,” he said. “But we need not just 20 minutes, it needs to be a 40-minute effort.”Rather than dwell on the defeat, Alapag noted the game should serve as a pick off point for Alab as it seeks to bounce back in its next game against Singapore on November 29 in Sta. Rosa, Laguna.“It was definitely something that we can build off of. Despite the loss, there were a lot of positives we can build on,” he said, not just for the players but also for the coaches themselves.“When you’ve played for so long, it’s a much different perspective. When you’re playing, you’re focused on making the shot or making the assist. But now when you’re coaching, you’re trying to put the pieces together to make it work with the five guys on the court,” shared the PBA legend. “Just like the players have to get back to work in practice, I’ll do my part watching video tonight and making sure that we’re better next game.”ADVERTISEMENT QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort LATEST STORIES Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:1355,000 early birds flock at Manila North Cemetery00:37Palace to push on with efforts to review K-1201:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPAcenter_img Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Aside from World Imports Reggie Okosa and Ivan Johnson as well as veteran guard Josh Urbiztondo, contributions have been few for Alab in the first half.Hong Kong slowly pulled away and even took a 15-point lead, 63-48, early in the third quarter.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“Us having 15 turnovers and giving Hong Kong 23 turnover points in the first half put us in a pretty big hole,” lamented Alapag.“A lot of these guys with PBA experience are used to 48 minutes. In a 40-minute game, it’s really important that you work at a much more efficient rate.” Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

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Fog advisory for the Grande Prairie and region

first_imgAn area of dense fog has formed causing near-zero visibilities, and the fog will likely continue until late Saturday morning.  The warning covers Grande Prairie, Beaverlodge, Hythe, Sexsmith and out to Valleyview.Travel is expected to be hazardous due to reduced visibility in some locations. If visibility is reduced while driving, turn on your lights and maintain a safe following distance.See the full warning below.Statements8:06 AM MDT Saturday 17 March 2018Fog advisory in effect for:Co. of Grande Prairie near Beaverlodge Hythe and DemmittCo. of Grande Prairie near Grande Prairie and WembleyCo. of Grande Prairie near Sexsmith and La GlaceM.D. of Greenview near DeBoltM.D. of Greenview near Little SmokyM.D. of Greenview near O’Brien Prov. Park and Big Mtn CreekM.D. of Greenview near Sturgeon LakeM.D. of Greenview near Valleyview and New Fish CreekM.D. of Greenview near Wapiti and Shuttler Flats Rec. AreaNear zero visibility in fog is expected or occurring.An area of dense fog has formed. Near-zero visibilities in fog will likely continue until late Saturday morning. UPDATE – The fog advisory has ended.GRANDE PRAIRIE, A.B. – Environment Canada has issued a fog advisory for Grande Prairie and surrounding communities.The warning says near zero visibility in fog is expected or occurring. Travel is expected to be hazardous due to reduced visibility in some locations. If visibility is reduced while driving, turn on your lights and maintain a safe following distance.Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to [email protected] or tweet reports using #ABStorm.last_img read more

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Govt appoints five SPs in CBI

first_imgNew Delhi: The government on Friday appointed five superintendents of police in the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), according to a Personnel Ministry order. Of these five officers, three — Sudha Singh, Thomson Jose and Jayadevan A — are from the Indian Police Service (IPS), it said. The two other officers belong to the Indian Revenue Service. While Singh is a 2006-batch Odisha-cadre officer, Jose is a 2009-batch IPS officer of Kerala cadre. Jayadevan is from 2008 batch, Madhya Pradesh cadre. Ashok Kumar, a 2006-batch officer of Indian Revenue Service (Customs and Central Excise) has also been appointed as SP in the central probe agency. Lalit Mohan Jindal, a 2008-batch officer of Indian Revenue Service (Income Tax), has also been appointed in the CBI, the order said. All these officers have been appointed as SP for four years, it said. The appointments of IRS officers assume significance as the CBI is probing various high profile financial fraud cases.last_img read more

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Ohio State womens basketball secures a No 3 seed in NCAA tournament

OSU sophomore guard Asia Doss (20) shoots a free throw during the second half a game against Michigan State in the Big Ten tournament on March 5 in Indianapolis. OSU lost, 82-63. Credit: Kevin Stankiewicz | Asst. Sports EditorWhile the NCAA men’s basketball tournament will be lacking scarlet and gray, the same cannot be said about the women’s 64-team field.The official bracket was announced Monday night, in which the Ohio State women’s basketball team earned a No. 3 seed, setting it up with a first-round matchup against No. 14 seed Buffalo.Tipoff is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. on Friday at St. John Arena in Columbus.Buffalo will be making its first appearance in the NCAA tournament in program history. The Bulls took down Central Michigan in the Mid-American Conference championship game. They, as a No. 8 seed, became the highest-seeded team to win the MAC tournament.Although coach Kevin McGuff has to be pleased with making the tournament for the second time in his three seasons at the helm for OSU, there is likely some bitterness after his team’s final four games.Heading into the final two regular-season games, the then-fifth-ranked Buckeyes were amid an 11-game win streak, looking poised for, at least, a No. 2 seed, with an outside chance at a top seed.They lost both in overtime.Then, in the Big Ten tournament, OSU got past Rutgers in the quarterfinals, but senior guard Ameryst Alston suffered a wrist injury late in the game.Without their second-leading scorer at full ability in the semifinals, the Scarlet and Gray were trounced by Michigan State, 82-63, a rather fitting coda to the disappointing four-game stretch.After a nearly two-week break, OSU will hope to regain its footing and begin playing the team that took down Maryland, a No. 2 seed, twice during the regular season, as well as now-fourth-seeded Texas A&M.If the Buckeyes are able to get past Buffalo, they’ll be set to face the winner of sixth-seeded West Virginia versus No. 11 seed Princeton on Sunday at St. John Arena.OSU played three of the tournament’s No. 1 seeds — Connecticut, South Carolina and Notre Dame — during the regular season. The Scarlet and Gray lost all three matchups.South Carolina is the top-seeded team in OSU’s region, which is a fortunate break for the Buckeyes because they only lost to Gamecocks by eight points when the two teams played in November.Consequently, it makes a potential trip to the Final Four a little easier, as OSU won’t have to face perennial power UConn during its road to Indianapolis. The Huskies throttled the Buckeyes by 54 points on Nov. 18 in Columbus.Last season, as a No. 5 seed, OSU lost in the second round on a last-second shot by fourth-seeded North Carolina.The Buckeyes have reached the Final Four once in program history, in 1993. They lost to Texas Tech by two points in the championship game.Prior to taking over at OSU, McGuff spent nine years as the head coach at Xavier and two at Washington. His best tournament run was a trip to the Elite Eight in 2010 at Xavier. read more

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