Selkirk College Saints Thump Eastern Washington University

first_imgA four-goal second period outburst helped the Selkirk College Saints to a 6-1 Saturday night win over the Eastern Washington University Eagles.The four-time defending British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) champion Saints hosted their regional rivals at the Castlegar & District Recreation Complex for their only contest of the weekend. The Saints were looking to stay within striking distance of first place in the league, while the Eagles were still searching for their first victory of the season. Rookie Saints forward Jack Mills started the scoring six minutes into the first period when he notched his sixth goal of the season. Despite out-shooting the Eagles 20-12 in the opening 20 minutes, the visitors managed to tie the score at ones with less than a minute left when Uriah Machuga beat Saints starter Austin Wells.Matt Martin gave Selkirk College the lead five minutes into the second period when he scored what would eventually be the game-winner. With just under four minutes left in the middle period, the Saints received goals from Dallas Calvin, Alex Milligan and Nathan Browne to make the score 5-1.Wade Johnson notched the lone goal of the third period as the Saints picked up their seventh win of the season and remained one point back of league leading Simon Fraser University.The Saints now travel west this coming weekend for two important games against Trinity Western University and Simon Fraser. With all three teams within a point of each other atop the standings, it will be a key moment in the first half of the season.The Saints return home to the Castlegar & District Recreation Complex on Friday, December 2 when they take on Trinity Western in the final game of the Fall Semester. The puck drops at 7:05 p.m.last_img read more

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Eyes on AFCON as Stars battle Walias in Bahir

first_img0Shares0000Harambee Stars head coach Sebastien Migne during a past training session at the Kenya School of Monetary Studies. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 10 – Tuesday evening news that Sierra Leone had failed to meet conditions set by FIFA to lift a suspension on the country has now thrown Group F of the 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier into new dimensions.The Confederation of African Football (CAF) tweeted later that the double header pitting the Leone Stars against Ghana’s Black Stars had been called off. This essentially means that on the road to qualifying for next year’s Cup of Nations, any results picked against the West Africans will be annulled. This means Ethiopia who beat Sierra Leone 1-0 last month will be on zero points while Ghana and Kenya who lost away to the Leone Stars are now on three.Breaking news: AFCON Qualifier matches Ghana vs Sierra Leone & Sierra Leone vs Ghana on the 11th and 14th of October respectively have been cancelled as SLFA did not meet the conditions stipulated in the letter sent by CAF on FIFA’s decision to suspend the federation.#AFCONQ2019— CAF (@CAF_Online) October 9, 2018The new development means that Kenya needs at least four points off Ethiopia, who they face in a span of four days, to qualify for next year’s showpiece in Cameroon.The first leg will be staged at the 60,000-seater Bahir Dar Stadium in Ethiopia’s Amhara region, almost 500km away from the capital city Addis Ababa.Kenya’s Harambee Stars go into the match tails up after last month’s win over group leaders Ghana in Nairobi and head coach Sebastien Migne has urged his charges to ‘confirm’ that the result against the Black Stars was no mere fluke and pick three points against the Ethiopians.Harambee Stars head coach Sebastien Migne passes on instructions before a training session at the Bahir Dar Stadium in Ethjiopia“It was a fantastic result but the most important thing in the high level is to confirm the same kind of performance. It is a tough challenge we have because Ethiopia is a tough team but we will try to compete well,” Migne said on Tuesday evening after the side’s training session in Bahir Dar.He added; “We are on the way to write a new page for Kenyan football but this is the beginning, we will try to write good book for the future,”The French tactician says his team is ready for the tie despite a short training period together with most of the players having joined up with the squad on Monday in Bahir Dar.He expects a tough duel especially with Bahir Dar’s intimidating atmosphere, but the French tactician says he will be happy to play in such an atmosphere.“I know Ethiopia because I have faced them previously in the World Cup qualification with Congo and I know this stadium has very good atmosphere. It is good for Ethiopia, but also good for football,” the tactician noted.Harambee Stars skipper Victor Wanyama during a training session at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on June 7, 2017. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaHis sentiments are shared by skipper Victor Wanyama; “We are ready for the match even though we have had less time to train together. But I feel the players are in good shape and we will tackle the match with positivity,” the midfielder said.Meanwhile, Ethiopia head coach Abraham Mebratu is optimistic his side is in the right frame to pick three points from Kenya and keep their AFCON dream alive.“We are only thinking about securing maximum points in home soil. All the teams in the group picked three points that made things to start from scratch. All we need to do is win our remaining games,” the tactician noted.Stars will be stronger heading into the Ethiopia game with four players who were absent for last month’s win over Ghana returning.Skipper Wanyama is available after gaining match fitness following a month-long injury spell, same as central defender Brian Mandela who is available after serving his one match suspension following a red card against Sierra Leone.Paul Were celebrating in apast match with Harambee Stars.PHOTO/courtesySensational winger Paul Were is also back in the team after recovering from injury same as midfielder Johannah Omollo who strained his hamstring on the eve of the game against Ghana.The only absentee will be defender Joash Onyango who is suspended after picking a red card against the Ghanaians in Nairobi.Migne is expected to stick up to the team that played against Ghana, though wingback Erick ‘Marcelo’ Ouma might be drafted in after impressing in an off-the-bench appearance in the friendly against Malawi.The headache for the French coach is whether to stick with David ‘Cheche’ Ochieng at the heart of defense after the Sweden based stopper came in following Onyango’s red card or to pull in Brian Mandela instead.The last time Kenya played in Ethiopia was in 2015 during the African Nations Championship (CHAN) qualifiers where they lost 2-0 and missed a penalty.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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FANTASTIC FREE SHOWCASE OPPORTUNITY FOR BUSINESSES IN DONEGAL

first_imgThe Shower Man, Brian Gillespie, pictured with his wife Annette at last year’s business showcase event in the Clanree Hotel.Businesses from all over Donegal are being invited to promote their enterprises at a special showcase in the Mount Errigal Hotel on Friday November 28th organised by the Local Enterprise Office (LEO).The November event follows a similar successful event in The Clanree Hotel last year when businesses from all over Donegal attended the showcase and availed of the opportunity to network with other businesses in the county.“Last year’s event was the first of its kind we had organised and was the beginning of a sequence of events to highlight how people are doing business in Donegal,” said Michael Tunney, Head of Local Enterprise. He added that this year’s event in the Mount Errigal, will be even better for businesses because, this time, the event will also be open to the public.“In the LEO Donegal we have always been diligent to respond to the needs of business in the county and taking on board the feedback we received from last year’s excellent showcase we have made some changes and improvements this year.One of the main changes is that – after a morning opportunity for businesses to network between 10am and 12 noon – the event will then be open to the public to giving businesses an opportunity to also trade on the day.”In addition, he explained that it will be free for businesses to attend, and there will not be an admission charge to the public who wish to attend either. “This really is a fantastic and free opportunity for businesses, not only to network with other businesses in the county, but also to trade and showcase their enterprise to the public who can come along on the day also for free.”However, Mr Tunney did stress that places at the event are strictly limited and insisted that with demand certain to exceed supply, businesses would need to register as a matter of urgency.“News of this event was just released by LEO recently and bookings for places immediately started to flood in. I would urge businesses who are keen not to pass up this fantastic free opportunity to register right away by contacting Danny at danny.mceleney@leo.donegalcoco.ie or by calling 074 9160735.”  FANTASTIC FREE SHOWCASE OPPORTUNITY FOR BUSINESSES IN DONEGAL was last modified: October 11th, 2014 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:BusinessdonegalLEOshowcase eventlast_img read more

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Derelict building razed

first_imgGLENDALE – For decades, city officials issued citations to the owners of a worn-down apartment complex on San Fernando Road for everything from rodent infestations to a lack of heat. On Tuesday, officials announced that crews had completely cleaned the eyesore in preparation for what they hope will be housing for the developmentally disabled, ending what they called the longest running code enforcement case in city history. The city bought the property at 6206 San Fernando Road in 2004 for $2.6 million. Crews demolished the 28-unit building last month after relocating its tenants. “It’s an anomaly in that most things are repaired and they stay repaired,” said Sam Engel, a city neighborhood services administrator. “This one, because it was never intended to be housing that was to last for decades, has deteriorated faster because it’s gotten such heavy use.” The city wants to work with United Cerebral Palsy of Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties to build a 24-unit apartment building for the developmentally disabled. The project would cost nearly $10 million, including the amount already spent buying the property and relocating tenants. The city’s contribution would total $4.1 million. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development would need to pitch in $3.1 million, and HUD has not decided whether to fund the project. An announcement is expected within weeks. “They might not fund the project, and if they don’t fund the project then we don’t have a project,” said Peter Zovak, housing development and preservation administrator. “So we’ll be looking to alternatives at that time.” Before the city bought the property, it had issued dozens of code violations to the owner dating back to 1959. They included inoperable lighting fixtures, rodent infestations, overcrowding, lack of heat, missing interior doors and missing smoke detectors, Engel said. Although the units were small singles and one-bedrooms, the owner was able to charge above-market rates of about $1,000 a month because the renters paid in cash on a month-to-month basis, which many apartment owners will not accept, city officials said. The city provided relocation assistance of about $15,000 per household to the tenants so they could move out, and consultants helped some of them find units they could rent. United Cerebral Palsy is putting the final touches on a project at 600 South San Fernando Blvd., Burbank, similar to what it wants to build in Glendale. “It’s not a medical complex, it’s an apartment building,” said Ron Cohen, executive director of United Cerebral Palsy of Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties. “This apartment building in Burbank has a gorgeous activity room. So if the tenants want to have a party, they want to have a family gathering, it’s there.” Tenants would receive assistance from the federal government to help them pay their rent. If HUD provides money for the project, construction could begin in nine months, and the building could open a year later. Alex Dobuzinskis, (818) 546-3304 alex.dobuzinskis@dailynews.com 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

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Stunning stained-glass window unveiled at Church of St. Mary of the Visitation Killybegs

first_imgA stained-glass window by Harry Clarke Studios, has been installed at the Church of St Mary of the Visitation, Killybegs.The image of “God the Father” has been located above the altar dedicated to St Catherine of Alexandria, patron of the parish of Killybegs, and was formally unveiled by local woman, Anne Kinsella, at a special evening Mass to mark St Catherine’s Day yesterday.The window, with an estimated value “in the region of €10,000”, was originally made in the 1960s for a church in New Zealand but, for some reason, never delivered there. It was on view at All Hallowes College, Drumcondra, for many years until it was purchased at public auction by Eugene Collins, Downings, on behalf of Killybegs Parish in July 2015. A special frame for the window was constructed by local craftsman, Shaun Doherty, and back-lighting installed by electrical contractor, Michael Gallagher.Fr Colm Ó Galchóir PP, speaking at the special Mass, which he concelebrated with Fr Charlie Byrne, Annagry, said that the window was like the last piece of the jig-saw in the newly-restored church.Explained Fr Colm: “Harry Clarke (1889-1931) was Ireland’s greatest stained-glass artist. The Harry Clarke Studios remained in business until 1973. This striking, cosmic figure of God the Father will be a worthy addition to our church, complementing the Holy Family Painting above Our Lady’s Altar.”Two other stained glass windows will be unveiled in the Adoration Room at St Mary’s church shortly.  The stained glass titled ‘God the Father’. Image source: sales.fonsiemealy.ieStunning stained-glass window unveiled at Church of St. Mary of the Visitation Killybegs was last modified: November 26th, 2016 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:church of st mary of the visitationgod the fatherKillybegsst catherines daylast_img read more

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Maradona condemned by FIFA for ‘inappropriate’ anti-England rant

first_imgFIFA have condemned Diego Maradona for his extraordinary rant in which he blamed the football governing body for helping England steal a World Cup quarter-final place from Colombia.The Argentina legend accused the Three Lions of theft after they beat Colombia on penalties and blasted the performance of referee Mark Geiger. 2 2 Maradona’s comments did not go down well with FIFA Maradona, a figurehead of FIFA president Gianni Infantino’s ‘Legends’ programme, said: “I saw a monumental theft.“It is the man who decides who the referee is who is to blame. A man like that (Geiger) should not be put in charge of a game of that magnitude.“With all due respect, Pierluigi Collina, as the man who designates the referees, he is very bad. He must apologise to the Colombian people.“I told Infantino that if I worked for FIFA I would change everything. It has to be transparent. That’s why I didn’t go there.“The referee will know a lot about baseball, but he has no idea about football.”And now FIFA have responded to the rash comments, profoundly denying the accusations and expressing their disappointment that they came from such a legend of the game. Maradona was desperate for a Colombian victory A statement read: “FIFA strongly rebukes the criticism of the performance of the match officials which it considers to have been positive in a tough and highly emotional match.“It also considers the additional comments and insinuations made as being entirely inappropriate and completely unfounded.“At a time when FIFA is doing everything within its power to ensure principles of fair play, integrity and respect are at the forefront of this World Cup and how the organisation is now run, FIFA is extremely sorry to read such declarations from a player who has written the history of our game.”Join talkSPORT for LIVE commentary of England v Sweden in the World Cup quarter-finals – Saturday, July 7: KICK-OFF 3PM BSTlast_img read more

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Arsenal vs PSG kick-off time, confirmed XIs and TV channel for pre-season clash

first_img gameday 1 Arsenal are spending their pre-season training in Asia How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes How Man United could line up for Newcastle clash – will Pogba start? Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener who plays? NEW ERA How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? center_img ALTERED #PSG have some youngsters out to prove a point against Arsenal! pic.twitter.com/YTtwvNMEIH— Goal (@goal) July 28, 2018 possible xi Almost time for our second match in Singapore 🔢 So, here’s how we’re lining up to face Paris Saint-Germain…#ICC2018 pic.twitter.com/Qfr3IUaG88— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) July 28, 2018 Unai Emery comes up against his former club PSG as his Arsenal side continue their tour of Asia.Brazil star Neymar is not yet back in action after his World Cup exploits as the two sides prepare to meet in Singapore.“I had two good years at PSG and it was a very good experience for my career,” Gunners manager Emery said. “Now I am ready to play against this big club and I look forward to meeting the friends I worked with in the dressing-room.” What are the teams? What time does the game start?The game is scheduled for Saturday, July 28.Kick-off is at 12.35pm UK time at the Singapore National Stadium.Which channel can I watch it on?Part of the International Champions Cup, this game is being broadcast on Premier Sports.If you’re a Virgin Media customer, the channel is free until September on 551 (HD).It can also be found on Sky channel 412 in HD and 866 in SD, which you access for £9.99-a-month. highlights FOOTBALL LATESTlast_img read more

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CRASHES AS OIL SPILL CAUSES CHAOS ON ROAD

first_imgDONEGAL County Council staff are gritting the main Donegal Town to Killybegs road today after an oil spill caused two vehicles to crash.A spokesman has urged “extreme caution” along the route whilst staff organise a clean-up operation.This is the just the latest oil spill on the road; locals say there was a smaller spill there two months ago. No-one was seriously injured in this morning’s accidents.The council say a ‘stop-go’ system is in operation whilst the clean-up continues.Gardai are also patrolling the area.  CRASHES AS OIL SPILL CAUSES CHAOS ON ROAD was last modified: May 11th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:CRASHES AS OIL SPILL CAUSES CHAOS ON ROADdonegalKillybegslast_img read more

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DONEGAL PRIEST SHOWS HIS APPRECIATION ON ANNIVERSARY OF CLASSIC TV SHOW FATHER TED

first_imgA Donegal priest has shown his appreciation for the classic TV show Father Ted on the twentieth anniversary of the comedy hitting Irish screens. Fr. Brian Ó Fearraigh posted the above picture on his Facebook timeline and the hilarious snap has gone viral online.Fr. Ó Fearraigh produced the sign at a wedding mass a few months ago.The sign was a prop for an ice-bucket challenge he had done the previous day and decided to use the card in his homily for the wedding mass.Ó Fearraigh posted the snap this week to show his appreciation for Father Ted, which celebrates its anniversary this week.He uploaded the image with the following caption along with it.“For the day and anniversary that’s in it! Ah go on, go on…‪#‎TedAtTwenty‬ ‪#‎Epic‬Father Ted is one of the most popular comedies ever created and the success of the show has endured over the years.Seen as highly controversial at the time of its release in 1995, the show was criticised by some sections of the church’s hierarchy.However, as Father Brian Ó Fearraigh has shown even though the show cheekily pokes fun at priests, it’s all harmless and proves that Father Ted is still very much loved even after all these years.Careful now. 🙂 DONEGAL PRIEST SHOWS HIS APPRECIATION ON ANNIVERSARY OF CLASSIC TV SHOW FATHER TED was last modified: April 22nd, 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:donegal town country weekend picturesFather TedFR Brian Ó FearraighFunnynewspictureSNAPTwentieth AnniversaryVirallast_img read more

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Morley Byekwaso: The Playing conditions at Kakyeka were not favorable

first_imgByekwaso claims the playing conditions hampered his team’s bid for all points against Mbarara (file photo)MBARARA – Mbarara City and Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) played to a goal-less stalemate in the Uganda Premier League at Kakyeka Stadium, Mbarara on Wednesday.Right from the opening half, both sides showed the intent to find the back of the net but it was all in vain.While speaking  to the press after the game, KCCA FC assistant coach, Morley Byekwaso said that his player where panicking in the first half but later, gained confidence.“My players were panicking in first half as they lacked confidence to face Mbarara City but later on they settled.” said Byekwaso who was in charge as head coach Mike Mutebi is currently serving a four match ban.Byekwaso also added that his players tried though the conditions where not favourable because of the pitch but then saluted them for getting a point.“The boys have managed to get an away point despite the pitch not being good.Morley Byekwaso also lauded Mbarara for being a strong team, stressing that they are one of the contenders for this year’s crown.“The hosts were a strong team, they just failed to convert  their chances,  they can as well win the trophy.The draw left KCCA still top of the standings with 37 points from 16 games. Mbarara are 3rd, 8 points behind the Kasasiros.Comments Tags: KCCA FCMbarara CityMike Mutebimorley byekwasotoplast_img read more

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