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Saints Wood earns top BCIHL honours

first_imgThe Selkirk College Men’s Hockey program is pleased to announce that forward and team captain Jordan Wood has been named the British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League’s Player of the Month for November. Wood scored four goals and added eight assists in six games during the month to lead all BCIHL skaters and maintain his grip on first place in league scoring overall with 12 goals and 26 points respectively.He also helped lead the Saints to six consecutive wins, with the team’s victory over the University of Victoria last Saturday tying the Vikes’ record for the longest-ever BCIHL winning streak at 12 games. “Jordan had another tremendous month both in terms of his individual performances and his overall leadership of our group,” said Saints head coach Jeff Dubois. “It’s become clear as we’ve gotten deeper into the season that opposing teams are putting more and more of a focus on stopping Jordan and his linemates, but they continue to get the job done and set the tone for us.”Woody is fully deserving of the award but it could just as easily have been Logan (Proulx) or Jackson (Garrett) based on the great months they had as well.” Wood put up four multi-point games during November, including a two-assist effort against Simon Fraser University on November 3rd that marked Selkirk’s first win over the Clan since the Saints joined the BCIHL in 2007. Selkirk resumes the 2012/13 season following an extended exam/holiday break against SFU on Saturday, January 12th at the Castlegar Recreation Complex. Face-off is set for 7:30 PM.last_img read more

Breaking News: Decomposed body of NWD man found

first_imgPolice are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a Moruca, North West District, Region One, man, whose partially decomposed body was found in a sitting position with a string around his neck.Dead is Ryan Roberts. His body was found at about 10:00h on Sunday at Hurradiah Village, Moruca, NWD.More details in Tuesday, January 9th edition of Guyana Times.last_img

Two year old dies in car accident

first_imgA child has died after an accident near Prespatou.The Fort St. John RCMP responded to a call of a serious motor vehicle accident on Loop Road in the Prespatou area at around 3 p.m. Friday.When the RCMP arrived on scene, they found a two year-old boy had died in a vehicle accident on his family’s property.- Advertisement -At this time, the RCMP have not released any more information about the incident. The investigation continues.last_img

Giuliani faces questions about family

first_img“I believe that these problems with blended families, you know, are challenges – sometimes they are,” he said. “The more privacy I can have for my family, the better we are going to be able to deal with all these difficulties.” The New York Times reported Saturday that Andrew Giuliani and his father have recently tried to reconcile after not speaking “for a decent amount of time.” In the Times article, Andrew said, “There’s obviously a little problem that exists between me and his wife.” He told the newspaper he would not participate in his father’s campaign, saying he intended to concentrate on becoming a professional golfer. The 21-year-old Duke University student told ABC News’ “Good Morning America,” “I got my values from my mother. She’s a strong influence in my life. She’s a strong woman. I have problems with my father, but that doesn’t mean he won’t make a good president.” The dispute with his son sidetracked a Giuliani event intended to highlight his crime-fighting credentials. He met privately with sheriffs from Southern California and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who later introduced him at a brief news conference. The Republican governor, who had not endorsed a 2008 candidate, called the former mayor “very successful,” but his praise was more restrained compared to the compliments he lavished on rival candidate John McCain last week. • Video: Giuliani’s relationship with sonMONTEREY PARK – Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani asked for privacy on Monday to deal with strained relationships within his family, including the estrangement between his son and his third wife. Campaigning in Southern California, Giuliani faced questions about his family after his son, Andrew, publicly said their relationship had become distant after Giuliani’s messy divorce from Andrew’s mother, Donna Hanover, and his later marriage to Judith Nathan. “My wife Judith is a very loving and caring … mother and stepmother. She has done everything she can. The responsibility is mine,” the former New York mayor told reporters gathered outside the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s headquarters. Schwarzenegger called the Arizona Republican a “great national leader” and “very good friend.” Giuliani’s personal life was a staple of New York tabloid headlines during his later years at City Hall. Hanover accused Giuliani of having an affair with a former staffer, which he denied. At one point, the mayor began staying away from the official mayoral residence, Gracie Mansion, and sleeping at a co-op owned by friend and fundraiser Howard Koeppel. Giuliani and Hanover reached a divorce settlement in 2002. The couple had two children, Andrew and Caroline, now 17. Giuliani’s first marriage was annulled. Andrew Giuliani is probably best remembered as the bumptious kid who bounded across the stage and parroted his father’s gestures at his 1994 mayoral inauguration. He often was seen at his father’s side at Yankees baseball games. 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

Nyakeya sends Mathare top of the log

first_imgNyakeya was as exciting as always in the opening exchanges and he had his first effort at goal inside the opening 15 minutes but he couldn’t get the ball on target from a Crispin Oduor cross.The youngster turned provider minutes later when he squeezed a through ball to Clifford Alwanga, but the veteran’s forward sprint was not faster than Chemelil keeper John Waw who swiftly bolted off his area to avert the danger.All this while, Chemelil Sugar had sat back to soak in the pressure from the hosts and when they had their first go at goal, it was on target.Enterprising winger Ben Mwamlangara found himself in a good shooting position after an exchange of passes with Maxwell Onyango, but his shot was well collected by Robert Mboya in the Mathare goal.Mathare took back the mantle after surviving the little scare and they came close but Nyakeya could not get a shot on target with a set up from Alwanga, the defense bundling the ball off his feet. The spills fell on Alwanga but his cross was cleared to safety by Benjamin Oketch.John Mwangi almost brought Mathare into the lead with a shot from a tight angle with keeper John Waw beaten, but the ball fell on the sidenetting.Mathare United forward Cliff Nyakeya against Chemelil Sugar in a Kenyan Premier League match on March 30, 2018 at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos. PHOTO/CourtesyMathare’s dominance paid off when Nyakeya sneaked in between the two Chemelil central defenders to hit the ball into the net from a well diced Martin Ongori cross.The sugar millers came back in the second half breathing revenge, spurred on by memories of a good outing the last time they were in Machakos where they beat Wazito 4-1.Wesonga came close when his marauding run on the right wing booked him some shooting space, but keeper Mboya was equal to the task to palm the effort away.Chemelil pushed Mathare into their own half but were let down by a combination of some poor finishing and astute defending from Francis Kimanzi’s men.Nyakeya should have calmed nerves in the dying minutes of the match but his effort after being sent through by Oduor was saved by Waw.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Mathare United forward Cliff Nyakeya is joined by teammate John mwangi in celebrating his goal against Chemelil Sugar in a Kenyan Premier League match on March 30, 2018 at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos. PHOTO/CourtesyNAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 30- Cliff Nyakeya scored the solitary goal as Mathare United moved top of the Kenyan Premier League standings with a 1-0 win over Chemelil Sugar in Machakos on Friday, going to 17 points, one ahead of Gor Mahia who play Vihiga United on Saturday.It was a well mastered performance from Francis Kimanzi’s charges as they picked their fifth win in eight matches and the first against the sugar millers since 2009.last_img read more

Thousands rally for equal justice

first_imgJENA, La. – Drawn by a case tinged with one of the most hated symbols of Old South racism – a hangman’s noose tied in an oak tree – thousands of protesters rallied Thursday against what they see as a double standard of prosecution for blacks and whites. The plight of the so-called Jena Six became a flashpoint for one the biggest civil-rights demonstrations in years. Five of the black teens were initially charged with attempted murder in the beating of a white classmate. Old-guard lions like the Revs. Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton joined scores of college students bused in from across the nation who said they wanted to make a stand for racial equality just as their parents did in the 1950s and ’60s. “It’s not just about Jena, but about inequalities and disparities around the country,” said Stephanie Brown, 26, national youth director for the NAACP, who estimated about 2,000 college students were among the throngs of mostly black protesters who overwhelmed this tiny central Louisiana town. The noose incident was followed by fights between blacks and whites, culminating in December’s attack on white student Justin Barker, who was knocked unconscious. According to court testimony, his face was swollen and bloodied, but he was able to attend a school function that same night. Six black teens were arrested. Five were originally charged with attempted second-degree murder – charges that have since been reduced for four of them. The sixth was booked as a juvenile on sealed charges. Martin Luther King III, son of the slain civil-rights leader, said punishment of some sort may be in order for the six defendants, but “the justice system isn’t applied the same to all crimes and all people.” People began massing for the demonstrations before dawn Thursday, jamming the two-lane highway leading into town and parking wherever they could. State police estimated the crowd at 15,000 to 20,000. Organizers said they believe it drew as many as 50,000. Demonstrators gathered at the local courthouse, a park, and the yard at Jena High where the tree once stood (it was cut down in July). At times, the town resembled a giant festival, with people setting up tables of food and drink and some dancing while a man beat on a drum. Sharpton admonished the crowd to remain peaceful, and there were no reports of trouble. State police could be seen chatting amicably with demonstrators at the courthouse. In Washington, the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee said he would hold hearings on the case, though he did not set a date or say whether the prosecutor would be called to testify. Walters, the district attorney, has usually declined to discuss the case publicly. But on the eve of the demonstrations, he denied that the charges against the teens were race-related and lamented that Barker, the victim of the beating, has been reduced to “a footnote” while protesters generate sympathy for his alleged attackers. President George W. Bush said he understood the emotions and the FBI was monitoring the situation. “The events in Louisiana have saddened me,” the president told reporters at the White House. “All of us in America want there to be, you know, fairness when it comes to justice.” While Jena Six supporters were overwhelmingly black, young whites were also present. “I think what happened here was disgusting and repulsive to the whole state,” said Mallory Flippo, a white college student from Shreveport. “I think it reflected badly on our state and how it makes it seem we view black people. I don’t feel that way, so I thought I should be here.” Mychal Bell, now 17, is the only one of the defendants to be tried. He was convicted of aggravated second-degree battery, but his conviction was tossed out last week by a state appeals court that said Bell, who was 16 at the time of the beating, could not be tried as an adult on that charge.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! But the teens’ case galvanized demonstrators as few legal cases have in recent years. The cause of Thursday’s demonstrations dates to August 2006, when a black Jena High School student asked the principal whether blacks could sit under a shade tree that was a frequent gathering place for whites. He was told yes. But nooses appeared in the tree the next day. Three white students were suspended but not criminally prosecuted. LaSalle Parish District Attorney Reed Walters said this week he could find no state law covering the act. Brown said the Jena case resonates with the college-aged crowd because they aren’t much older than the six youths charged. Many of the student protesters had been sharing information about the case through Facebook, MySpace and other social-networking Web sites. Jackson, who led a throng of people three blocks long to the courthouse with an American flag resting on his shoulder, likened the demonstration to the marches on Selma, Ala., and the Montgomery bus boycott. But even he was not entirely sure why Jena became the focal point. “You can never quite tell,” he said. “Rosa Parks was not the first to sit in the front of the bus. But the sparks hit a dry field.” last_img read more

Sports Minister Tracey Crouch resigns in wake of betting crackdown delay

first_img live cricket Frank Warren names four dream fights he wants to make in 2020, including Fury vs AJ The MP tweeted: “It is with great sadness I have resigned from one of the best jobs in Government. Thank you so much for all the very kind messages of support I have received throughout the day. Politicians come and go but principles stay with us forever.”The move came after the Government made it clear it was standing firm when Chief Secretary to the Treasury Liz Truss failed to give ground during the Budget debate in the Commons.Ms Truss told MPs that the Government is “certainly happy to discuss” the matter, but gave no indication of a change of policy.Ms Crouch has been a leading campaigner in reducing the maximum stake for FOBTs. CELEBRATION PLANS PLAN 1 Ms Crouch with former Blackburn and Wigan striker Jason Roberts KO KINGS South Africa vs England first Test live on talkSPORT 2 Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade center_img ANOTHER ONE The most unbelievable UFC knockouts of the decade, with McGregor, Silva and Holm Latest Sports News Canelo, Joshua and Wilder pick up prestigious Ring Magazine awards for 2019 Jake Paul vs AnEsonGib officially announced with date and venue confirmed MONEY Tracey Crouch has resigned as Sports and Civil Society Minister after Chancellor Phillip Hammond announced delays to cut the maximum stake for fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs).Ms Crouch is unhappy the cap on FOBTs bets being reduced from £100 to £2 will not come into place until October 2019. AJ insists he was serious about sparring Fury – ‘I might batter him around the ring’ Former Tory leader Iain Duncan Smith joined cross-party calls to bring the change forward to April 2019.Tom Watson, the shadow culture secretary, tweeted praise for Ms Crouch saying: “She poured her heart and soul into a significant review of these destructive machines, faced down a systematic lobbying attempt by the gambling industry and took the right decision for those suffering from problem gambling, their families and communities.”last_img read more

A.V. Freeway reversible lanes not cheap

first_imgPALMDALE – Modifying the Antelope Valley Freeway for reversible car-pool lanes carrying traffic south in the mornings and north in the evenings may require building new off-ramp bridges, a city official has said. Under study by regional transportation officials, creating reversible car-pool lanes would avoid buying right-of-way to widen the freeway to accommodate growing commuter traffic but would still require construction work, Palmdale public works director Leon Swain said Tuesday during a talk at an Antelope Valley Board of Trade luncheon. “There’s still a sizable expense to do reversible lanes,” Swain said. As commuter traffic out of the Antelope and Santa Clarita valleys continues to increase and highway budgets get tighter, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority is studying creating two or three reversible lanes between the Interstate 5 junction and Pearblossom Highway. Results are expected to be released next year. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Daily traffic is up 38 percent on the freeway south of Palmdale between 2001 and 2004, and up 13 percent at its junction with Interstate 5. Thousands more commuters are expected to come from the 5,000-home Anaverde and 7,200-home Ritter Ranch master-plan communities and smaller tracts under construction in Palmdale and Lancaster. In 2001, average daily southbound traffic numbered 71,000 vehicles at the Angeles Forest Highway interchange. Last year, daily southbound traffic there averaged 98,000 vehicles, Caltrans records show. Peak-hour traffic went from 6,600 vehicles to 8,400 in the same period. At the Interstate 5 interchange, daily northbound traffic averaged 159,000 last year, up from 141,000 in 2001. One reversible-lanes concept calls for concrete or steel barriers to separate traffic from the normal lanes. Remotely operated gates or pop-up “delineators” would control from which direction vehicles could enter the reversible lanes. Cameras and highway workers would monitor the lanes. “Flyover” on- and off-ramps – one-lane bridges spanning the freeway from existing ramps – might be necessary to reach the lanes in the middle of the freeway, according to officials. One early estimate was that making the lanes reversible could cost $30 million, while adding a third car-pool lane between Sylmar and Palmdale would cost $280 million. Reversible lanes that could accommodate southbound traffic in the mornings and northbound in the evenings could increase the Antelope Valley Freeway’s capacity by 50 percent to 70 percent while holding construction costs to a minimum, officials said. Traffic patterns on the 14 reflect the region’s large number of commuters. Roughly 70 percent of the traffic on the freeway is southbound in morning rush hours and the same percent northbound in the evening. Reversible lanes are in use in a number of cities, including Sacramento, Denver and Dallas. A review of the lanes in Dallas by the Texas Transportation Institute found that there was an increase of 8 percent to 12 percent in average vehicle occupancy, suggesting car pools were formed to take advantage of the lanes, and that average trip times dropped by three to 13 minutes. Charles F. Bostwick, (661) 267-5742 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

D’Angelo Russell to miss at least two weeks with thumb injury

first_imgNEW ORLEANS — Warriors guard D’Angelo Russell will miss at least two weeks with a sprained right thumb he suffered in Friday’s loss to the Boston Celtics.An MRI Friday night confirmed the sprain. Russell will be re-evaluated in two weeks and will miss at least seven games. The injury further depletes a roster that now has just one healthy point guard and will force coach Steve Kerr to get creative with his offense.Russell struggled while apparently dealing with a bothersome thumb in …last_img

Orders for ‘ordinary’ people

first_img3 December 2003South Africa has introduced three additional national orders to recognise some of the extraordinary things done by ordinary South Africans.The Order of Luthuli, Order of Ikhamanga, and Mendi Decoration for Bravery – each awarded in gold, silver and bronze categories – complete the country’s new set of national orders, created to express the new identity of the democratic South Africa that came into being in 1994.National orders are the highest awards that a country can bestow on its citizens or eminent foreigners.In December 2002, President Thabo Mbeki awarded the first of South Africa’s newly conceived national orders – the Order of Mapungubwe, the Order of the Baobab, and the Order of the Companions of O.R. Tambo – redesigned to reflect the inclusiveness and diversity of a democratic South Africa.Read more: South Africa’s National OrdersIn December 2003, awarding the additional three orders for the first time, Mbeki said they represented “the nobility of human endeavour … The distinguished South Africans we honour today are fit and proper persons to receive these awards, because they occupy an important place among those of our people who are the handmaidens of our liberty, who represent our creative talent, who manifest the national gift of courage that rises with danger.”The three new orders are: The Order of Luthuli – for outstanding contributions to democracy, nation- building, human rights, justice and peace, as well as conflict resolution on the continent. The order is named after Chief Albert Luthuli, whose leadership during the Defiance Campaign against the apartheid system won him the Nobel Peace Prize in 1960.Read more: The legacy of Albert Luthuli The Order of Ikhamanga – for excellence in the fields of arts, culture, literature, music, journalism and sport. The order is named after South Africa’s second national flower, the Strelitzia. The Mendi Decoration for Bravery – for outstanding courage in the face of danger. The decoration is dedicated to the South African troops who lost their lives in 1917 when the SS Mendi was destroyed. The Mendi was struck and cut almost in half by another ship, the SS Darro, while crossing the English Channel from Britain to France during World War One.‘A new South African identity’Emphasising the importance of recognising the country’s “unsung heroes and heroines”, the chancellor for the orders and director-general in the Presidency, Frank Chikane, said earlier this year: “There are many people out there, women and men, doing a great job towards the development of this country.”Chikane acknowledged that the process of instituting the new orders was not an easy one, “because we are moving away from the image of the past that recognised only 20 percent of society”, adding that South Africa is completing “a process started some time ago, to make sure our new image as South Africans is reinvented in its totality”.Speaking at the 2003 awards ceremony, Chikane said the new orders reflected a new South African identity. “We (as South Africans) are engaged in the quite extraordinary actualisation of the nature of society in South Africa and what we should be like in the future.“It is not given to every generation that it should be present during and participate in the act of creation”, Chikane said. “I believe that ours is privileged to occupy such historic space.“We are privileged … to be part of this historic act of conceiving and designing new national orders and the new coat of arms for this new democratic country. We are privileged as a generation to be part of the conception and design of a new national flag as well as develop a new national anthem.“We are privileged to be part of the process of self-creation, of defining who we are and what we want to be.”SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more