FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Huskies are back on the road once again to finish off the 2016 calendar year.The Huskies have played ten of their last 11 games at the North Peace Arena, where they have gone 7-3-1-1 so this season. The Huskies are also 5-1-0-0 on the road, and head coach Todd Alexander says that though they won’t have a home crowd to cheer them on, the team is excited for the road trip.The Huskies are in action on Saturday night for their fourth game this season against the Beaverlodge Blades. The Huskies have beaten the Blades 11-1 and 21-2 on home ice so far this season, but lost their only away game against the Blades 8-6 on October 15th. In that game, the Blades’ Evan Tordiff scored six goals for Beaverlodge, and Alexander says that good defence and shutting down Tordiff’s game will be crucial if the Huskies want to get the two points.- Advertisement -On Sunday, the Huskies will be heading to Clairmont for a game against the Grande Prairie County JDA Kings. The Huskies have a 1-1 record against the Kings, with both teams winning in their respective home barns. However, Alexander said after their loss to Grande Prairie back on October 29th that the game was much closer than the 4-1 final score would lead one to believe.The puck drops on Saturday night at 8:00, and on Sunday afternoon at 2:00. Both games can be streamed live on the Huskies’ Ustream page here: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/akPGzbb9eNa.
1 Manchester City’s owners have sold a 13 per cent stake in the club’s parent company to Chinese investors.The City Football Group (CFG), parent company of the former Barclays Premier League champions, has sold the stake to a consortium of CMC (China Media Capital) and investment company CITIC Capital.The investment of 400 million US dollars (£265million), which is subject to regulatory approval in some territories, follows six months of talks and is aimed at expanding CFG’s interests in the Chinese football industry.The deal sees new shares issued in CFG in addition to those owned by the Abu Dhabi United Group (ADUG), the investment and development company privately owned by Sheikh Mansour of the Abu Dhabi royal family.Prior to the investment ADUG was the sole shareholder of CFG which owns Manchester City, New York City FC, Melbourne City FC and is a minority shareholder in Yokohama F. Marinos.CMC chairman Ruigang Li will represent the consortium at CFG by becoming its seventh board member.Khaldoon Al Mubarak, chairman of CFG, said: “Football is the most loved, played and watched sport in the world and in China, the exponential growth pathway for the game is both unique and hugely exciting.“We have therefore worked hard to find the right partners and to create the right deal structure to leverage the incredible potential that exists in China, both for CFG and for football at large.”Li said: “With its unique business model and distinct successes, City Football Group, whom we have come to know well, represents a differentiated systematic approach to building a global platform for football know-how, player development, academy programmes and commercial partnerships that will benefit China’s football industry on multiple levels.“We and our consortium partner CITIC Capital also see this investment as a prime opportunity for furthering the contribution of China to the global football family.” Manchester City owner Sheikh Mansour
JetBlue today announced a four-day sale for travel in January and February, with flights between California cities as low as $49 one way, and Delta will begin offering nonstop service to London’s Heathrow on flights operated by Air France. Delta customers will be able to start booking nonstop flights to London later this week, and the daily flights, operated by Air France and departing at 8:25 p.m., will begin March 30, according to the Atlanta-based airline. JetBlue’s sale runs through Friday, and flights must be booked via www.jetblue.com by 11:59 p.m. that day. All travel must take place between Jan. 8 and Feb. 13. Among the one-way sale prices are flights from Long Beach to Chicago for $119; to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., for $109; to Las Vegas for $49; Oakland, $49; and Salt Lake City, $69. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champ 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
The controversy surrounding the Donegal team’s brief appearance on RTE’s Late Late Show has been reignited by one of Ireland’s top broadcasters.Well-known and hugely respected former UTV sports commentator Adrian Logan has branded the interview a disgrace.Logan, affectionately known as Logie, tweeted that RTE should forget about interviewing All-Ireland champions if this was the best they could do. He tweeted “Ryan Tubridy’s so-called interview with Donegal was a disgrace. If that’s the best he and RTE can do then forget about it.”Many of Donegal’s army of fans are outraged after their team’s very brief appearance on RTE’s Late Late Show.The team made the 300 mile round-trip on Friday for the show but were only given a little more than four minutes of television time by host Ryan Tubridy.The RTE appearance came after the team had completed a marathon four day bus journey across Donegal visiting most of its towns and village with the Sam Maguire Cup. Captain Michael Murphy and manager Jim McGuinness were interviewed on the floor of the RTE studio with the entire team behind them.However this compares to a full fourteen minute sit-down interview with last year’s champions Dublin.Fans have jammed social media sites complaining about the Donegal side’s treatment.While none of the Donegal team or management have expressed an opinion on the rapid appearance, many of their fans are annoyed. TOP BROADCASTER BRANDS DONEGAL’S INTERVIEW ON LATE LATE A “DISGRACE” was last modified: September 30th, 2012 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:Adrian LogandonegalLate Late ShowRTERyan TubridyUTV
PICTURE SPECIAL FROM THE LAST 5K/10K IN THE FINN VALLEY SPRING SERIES was last modified: March 23rd, 2014 by John2Share 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:10K5kFinn Valley ACpicture specialSpring Series PICTURE SPECIAL BY CONOR McGONAGLE: MORE THAN 400 runners from across the North West took part in the last 5k/10k of the Finn Valley AC Spring Series.Photographer Conor McGonagle was there.
CANYON COUNTRY – Among the nation’s most dominant high football programs in the 1980s, Canyon is doing everything possible to connect with its past in preparation for Friday night’s Southern Section Div. II championship game against Hart at Home Depot Center in Carson. A major step is the surprise presence of onetime Canyon star Chuck Osborne, a former NFL defensive lineman who flew in from Boston late Sunday to spend the week as a special assistant coach. Osborne was a member of Canyon’s 1988 team, the school’s last to advance to a section final. When he learned Canyon had qualified for another championship game, he hopped on a plane. “I owe it to (coach) Harry Welch and Cowboy football to come out and help in any way I can,” said Osborne, a former University of Arizona standout who played for the Rams and Raiders and was on the Packers’ and Patriots’ rosters during a four-year NFL career. “This team and this school made me what I am today.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals Welch has remained close to Osborne through the years – he flew to Boston last year to attend Osborne’s wedding – but was shocked to see him again. “I’m sitting in my office on Monday answering about 37 e-mails, and all of sudden someone comes beyond me and grabs me hard enough to rearrange my spine,” Welch said. “I turned around to see this handsome, 300-pound man – it was Chuck. It was amazing.” Osborne, who runs a mortgage business, told Welch there was no way he’d miss Canyon’s first championship appearance in 17 years. “The wonderful thing is Chuck comes out and inspires our kids,” Welch said. “To have these players from the past come by and encourage the kids helps them not just with football, but as human beings. They see a connection with the past and the present, and that link forms a complete circle. That’s what’s so beautiful.” Osborne won’t have any official duties. He’s merely there to offer a few tips and, more importantly, provide inspiration. “He’ll leave a wonderful memory for these 17-year-old men to connect with the past and to show them that people care about them,” Welch said. “So in that respect, will he really help me? Yes, because my goal is to make them better men. “Of course, Chuck knows a lot of stuff, but we don’t want to start changing things during the last week of the season. I wouldn’t have someone come in and start coaching like that.” Osborne will spend the afternoons helping at practice. “Because I’m missing out on some business back home, it’s costing a lot of money to be here, but it’s worth it,” he said. “I’m willing to help in any way I can, but it’s a little hard for me to evaluate high school football because it’s been so long, and the pro game is so much faster. The one thing I’ve noticed is the kids seem bigger today. When I was in high school, I was 240, but I remember everyone else seemed like 180.” Quarterback Austin Civita said he and his teammates were moved to learn Osborne had come all the way from Boston to lend a hand. “It’s cool. You know, it just feels good that people believe in us like this,” Civita said. “When Chuck got here, everyone was just like, ‘Whoa.’ It was just so awesome, because everyone knows who he is, but we’ve never met him before. I’m glad he’s here, because when the older players show they believe in us and stuff, then everyone gets fired up for practice.” Melissa DiLuigi, a former Canyon cheerleader and the older sister of star running back J.J. DiLuigi, performed the national anthem prior to Saturday’s semifinal victory over Valencia. DiLuigi, 19, who is planning a career as a recording artist, was doing her best Whitney Houston impression before the sound system suddenly broke down about 30 seconds before finishing. No problem. The sellout crowd knew the rest of the words and picked up the song where DiLuigi left off, so there was barely a glitch. Canyon Country restaurant Route 66 will play host to a hot dog-eating contest featuring football players from Canyon, Hart, Valencia and Saugus during halftime on Super Bowl Sunday. The winner gets a $250 donation to the team booster club. Myron McAfee rushed for two long touchdowns to boost the 8-under Canyon Country Pee Wee football team to a 30-6 victory at Camarillo in the Pacific Youth Football League championship game Saturday. Quarterback Alex McKenna added a touchdown run as Canyon Country built a 22-point halftime lead and didn’t allow a first down through three quarters. Christopher Riddle, Marcus Adams, Noah Chandler, Elijah McCormick and Ely Quijas sparked the defense. Gerry Gitelson’s column appears in the Daily News three times a week. He can be reached at (661) 257-5218 or firstname.lastname@example.org. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
The summer camp schedule will begin June 17-19 when the Bulldogs host their Residential ID Camp. This camp is a three-day overnight experience for male players ages 13 to 18 years old, the camp features a highly competitive player pool and a challenging training environment. Attendees experience technical, tactical and functional training sessions as well as classroom seminars on mental toughness, individual development and the Bulldog Way. Two Junior Bulldogs camps are offered this summer, both spanning from Monday to Friday! On June 25-28, the first Junior Bulldogs Youth Soccer camp will be held for both boys and girls ages 6-13. On July 13-15, the Junior Bulldogs Youth Skills camp is offered for boys only between the ages 8-13. Current student-athletes from the men’s and women’s soccer teams will be on hand to participate and interact directly with the campers. For more information on the Bulldog summer camp programing, including pricing, discounts, age restrictions and a tentative schedule of events, visit the official website of the Bulldog Soccer Camps. Print Friendly Version The men’s soccer program will also host two separate ID camps this summer, session 1 is held on June 30 and Session 2 is on July 22. The one-day camp is for male players ages 13 to 18 years old, the camp features an interactive presentation for players and parents, a campus tour and training sessions as well as matches. Coaches from a variety of NCAA and NAIA programs are scheduled to be in attendance. The Drake University men’s soccer team is excited to announce its summer camp dates! Head Coach Gareth Smith and his staff will preside over the camps, all to be held on the Drake University campus.
Contact Sarah Hoffman (515-271-3894 or email@example.com) with Drake women’s basketball with any questions about the event. Print Friendly Version DES MOINES, Iowa – Join the Drake women’s basketball team for its annual One-on-One event Tuesday, Oct. 16 at the Knapp Center. The free event is open to the public with doors to the Knapp Center south lobby opening at 6 p.m. for a dessert reception followed by a 6:30 p.m. program with Drake faculty and staff in the Knapp Center. Members of the team and the faculty/staff members will introduce each other to the crowd as we celebrate the upcoming basketball season! Following the program, a ring ceremony will be held to celebrate the Bulldogs’ Missouri Valley Conference titles in 2017-18.
The Donegal Association in Dublin has organised a fundraising evening for the Inishowen flood victims. If you’re in Dublin on Friday the 8th of September, why not join them at the Harcourt Hotel?There will be finger food at 6:30pm, and table quiz registration will start at 7:30pm. Admission is just €12, but includes entry to D2 nightclub!There’s a maximum of five people per quiz team.If you are unable to attend the quiz you can donate by emailing FLOOD and the amount you wish to donate to firstname.lastname@example.org. You will receive an email from PayPal enabling you to complete your donation. You don’t need a PayPal account to complete the transaction, just card details.So mark the date off on your calendar and be sure to join in on what is guaranteed to be a great night of fun for a good cause. Are you in Dublin next Friday? Be sure to check out this event in aid of Inishowen flood victims was last modified: September 2nd, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:d2 nightclubDONEGAL ASSOCIATIONdublinFLOODINGHarcourt HotelInishowen
Gardaí in Donegal are advising beachgoers to take care when in the water during this weekend’s hot spell.Many people are making their way to the beach this week as the county basks in warm temperatures. But people are being urged to take basic precautions when it comes to water safety.Gardaí have issued a notice reminding the public to never mix alcohol and water activities, as alcohol is a factor in 1/3 of all drownings. It is expected to be a busy time in the Milford, Ballyshannon and Buncrana districts, while extra garda resources are on duty this weekend for the Buncrana Festival.Most beaches are lifeguarded in Donegal, but they are not monitored 24-7. Find lifeguard times here.Gardaí issued this advice for people if they see someone at risk of drowning: “If you see someone in difficulty then SHOUT (encourage them to shore) REACH (use a long object to reach to them such as a branch or piece of clothing) and THROW ( throw a ringbuoy or floating object) Do not enter the water yourself Call 112 or 999!“Swim within your depth and stay within your depth.” Advertisement Minister Ring, who has responsibility for water safety, echoed the warnings with a national notice:“I urge people to be especially vigilant over the weekend as we enjoy the good weather. The unfortunate reality is that incidences of drowning increase greatly during warm weather.“Our waters are a wonderful resource but, on average, 127 people lose their lives on them every year. Every loss of life is a tragedy which can devastate loved ones, families and communities. “Water tragedies can be prevented by people taking basic precautions including staying within their depth; ensuring children are adequately supervised; and swimming where lifeguards are on duty or in safe swimming areas where ring-buoys are present. People should not enter the water after consuming alcohol which is a factor in one third of all drownings.“Almost two thirds of drownings occur in lakes and rivers and it’s really important that people stick to safe swimming areas or areas where ring-buoys are present.Minister Ring added: “Water Safety Ireland has issued practical advice on how to enjoy our wonderful waterways safely. I urge people to visit www.watersafety.ie to inform themselves of the dangers of open water.”Water safety warning as crowds flock to Donegal beaches was last modified: June 28th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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:beachesdrowningWater Safety