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Over 30 teams to attend this weekend’s Dawson Creek Mile Zero Cashspiel

first_img The Dawson Creek Mile Zero Cashspiel is this weekend, November 22 to the 24. For more information, you can visit the Curling Tour’s website at pomeroycurlingtour.weebly.com. As part of the Peace Curling Tour, this Cashspiel will be host to three teams from China, along with over 30 teams from the Peace Country and Edmonton area. According to Dawson Creek Special Olympics Spokesman, Mark Heartt, the Special Olympic Division of the Tour will feature the Dawson Creek Tornados playing the Fort St. John Lightning in their inaugural games this weekend, and they will be part of the upcoming Fort St. John Cash Spiel and Tour Championship in Sexsmith in January, 2020. – Advertisement -The Peace Curling Tour consists of five qualifying events with the top teams in each division vying for a spot at the Tour Championship in Sexsmith where Peace Country Champions are crowned. DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – The Dawson Creek Mile Zero Cashspiel is taking place this weekend, November 22 to the 24, at the Dawson Creek Curling Club.last_img read more

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Power Outage in Hudson’s Hope

first_imgAs a Thunderstorm moves closer to Fort St. John, Hudson’s Hope is dealing with a power outage.Currently 83 people are with out power and BC Hydro doesn’t expect to restore power to the area until around 12:30am Saturday. BC Hydro is reporting the cause as a down wire. Below is a map of the affected area courtesy of BC Hydro– Advertisement –last_img

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No Pitt fall for UCLA

first_imgSAN JOSE – All the lead-up of mentor against pupil, of low-post play against perimeter skill, and one simple aspect seemed to fall through the cracks: Superior talent, especially playing within a team concept, usually wins. UCLA had it, which meant coach Ben Howland was able to give his latest lesson to former longtime assistant and current Pittsburgh coach Jamie Dixon. The second-seeded Bruins held a dominant advantage in the backcourt and made enough open jumpers to defeat No. 3 seed Pittsburgh 64-55 Thursday in front of 18,049 at HPPavilion to advance to the NCAA Tournament’s West Regional final. UCLA (29-5) will face the region’s No. 1 seed Kansas, which defeated fourth-seeded Southern Illinois 61-58 in the opener. Tip-off is 4:05 p.m. Saturday, and a win would send UCLA to its second successive Final Four. The Bruins lost to Florida 73-57 in last year’s title game. “We’re not content, not satisfied,” UCLA point guard Darren Collison said. “We still have a job ahead of us.” Pittsburgh, where Howland coached before taking the UCLA job four years ago, has reached the Sweet 16 four times this decade, but is yet to make the Elite Eight. “I think Kansas is the hottest team to play in the country,” Howland said. “They haven’t lost since Feb. 3. Their personnel is as good as anybody in the country.” UCLA was led in scoring by Arron Afflalo’s 17 points, including 10 of 10 from the free-throw line. Josh Shipp added 16 points and Collison scored 12. Ronald Ramon paced Pittsburgh with 12points. Center Aaron Gray had 10 points and six rebounds, but disappeared for long stretches despite playing 32 minutes. “He’s good, but we’re better,” Bruins backup power forward/center Alfred Aboya said. “We ran right at him with the double team and didn’t let him get in rhythm. It’s great defense. We didn’t let him turn around and see the options he had. We didn’t give him any space. He was slow. We took advantage of him because he was slow.” Pittsburgh’s edge was supposed to be in the middle, with the 7-footer Gray creating matchup problems for the Bruins. But Gray was so ineffective, and such a non-factor, that foul trouble to UCLA starters Lorenzo Mata and Luc Richard Mbah a Moute, who combined to play 12 minutes in the first half, meant nothing on the defensive end. Even with little-used sophomore Ryan Wright guarding Gray, the Panthers’ big man did nothing. Aboya also limited Gray, whose biggest moment of the first half was blocking Arron Afflalo’s 3-point attempt in the closing seconds of the first half. Gray scored four points in the opening half, and did not attempt a shot after a dunk with 14:22 remaining. Collison used his quickness to consistently beat his Pittsburgh counterpart, Levance Fields, off the dribble to move the offense. Collison also blanketed Fields on the defensive end, which knocked the usually plodding Panthers’ offense off-kilter even more. The harried Panthers (29-8) shot 36.4percent from the field, missing their share of layups and open shots, but also succumbing to UCLA’s defensive pressure. “Our defense was spectacular, I thought,” Howland said. “It had to be, or we weren’t going to win this game. We’ve played good defense now our last three games in a row. I really credit our guys, just preparation, how focused they are, they heart, the intensity they play on every possession.” UCLA never trailed, and by the midpoint of the second half built a comfortable lead, but never pulled away. The closest the Bruins came was when Josh Shipp’s 3-pointer made it 43-31 with 11:10 to play, but Pittsburgh gritted through the next few minutes to pull within 44-37 on a pair of Ramon’s 3-pointers. Yet, each time the Panthers were poised to lessen the gap to a possession, a missed shot or turnover was followed by a UCLA score, like when Sam Young’s 14-foot jumper missed, leading to a pair of Afflalo free throws that began a 6-0run to give the Bruins a 54-42 lead with 4:14 to play. “I can’t remember a game where we’ve missed that many layups or that many easy looks,” Dixon said. “I don’t know what it was. It was just one of those things. There were a lot of times they were just sitting around the rim and came out.” The defense was so tight it felt as if a five-point lead was double digits, and the Bruins held it through much of the opening 20 minutes. UCLA took a 6-4 lead on Mata’s bucket off an inbounds pass, and didn’t trail the rest of the way. Russell Westbrook gave the Bruins a 16-11 lead when he corralled a loose ball in the backcourt, then drove right through Pittsburgh’s defense with 9:51 to play. The Bruins took the biggest lead of the half when Shipp and Collison each made two free throws to make it 27-19 with 3:23remaining. “They did a great job of forcing us out of our shots,” Gray said. “At the same time, we missed a lot of shots that we’re accustomed to making.” brian.dohn@dailynews.com (818) 713-3607160Want 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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Irresistible Djokovic schools Zverev to reach Shanghai final

first_imgTop seed Federer plays 13th seed Borna Coric of Croatia in the other semi-final.Djokovic will be up a place to second in the world — overtaking 20-time Grand Slam champion Federer — when the rankings are released on Monday.He is desperate to take injured Rafael Nadal’s number one spot before the year is out, and on this evidence, he will.The 31-year-old Serbian is in imperious form and this was his 17th ATP victory in a row, as he taught rising German star Zverev a harsh lesson.Djokovic, who had elbow surgery in February but recovered to win Wimbledon and then the US Open last month, said: “Being number two after this tournament is also a great achievement, considering the first four, five months of the year and considering I had the surgery.“And where I was about four months ago and where I am today is quite an extreme opposite.“I’m just cherishing that achievement and every moment spent on the court.”The 21-year-old Zverev made an iffy start, beginning his first service game with a double-fault.The world number five — who beat Djokovic in their only previous meeting, last year in the Rome Masters final — recovered his poise for a time.The first set went with serve, and some big serves at that, until Djokovic grabbed the break to go 4-2 up.Zverev threatened to unravel and conceded the set in barely 30 minutes after landing a routine smash into the net, to gasps from the arena.The fourth seed, who is yet to win a Grand Slam despite his undoubted talent, angrily threw his racquet at the start of the second set as Djokovic ramped up the pressure.An increasingly exasperated Zverev issued more punishment to his racquet at 3-1 down, earning a code violation and tossing the battered piece into the crowd.Zverev was dismissed brutally in exactly one hour.He called it a “weird” match and said he was never close to his best.But he had fulsome praise for Djokovic, saying: “He’s probably the best player in the world right now.“He’s definitely at the highest level he’s maybe ever been, or maybe equal to it.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Serbia’s Novak Djokovic will become number two in the world after beating Zverev in the Shanghai Masters Final © AFP / WANG ZHAOSHANGHAI, China, Oct 13 – Novak Djokovic will rise to number two in the world after he dismantled a shell-shocked Alexander Zverev 6-2, 6-1 on Saturday to surge into the Shanghai Masters final.Celebrating his 1,000 match in style, the 14-time Grand Slam winner was clinical as he lined up a potential title showdown on Sunday with reigning champion Roger Federer.last_img read more

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Avire to lead Stars line against Madagascar

first_img0Shares0000Harambee Stars striker John Avire goes through his paces at the French Rugby Federation Centre in Marcoussis, Paris on June 6, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluPARIS, France, Jun 7 – Sofapaka forward John Avire will don the senior national team jersey for the first time in a competitive match on Friday evening when Harambee Stars take on Madagascar in their first of two international friendly matches in Paris.Avire will lead the attack ahead of Michael Olunga who only joined the team on Thursday evening and has had one training session with his teammates. The youngster made his first ever national team cut for the Under-23 side that played Sudan on an Olympic qualifier in March.There are no much surprises with the rest of the squad as head coach Sebastien Migne has gone with the strongest team.Captain Victor Wanyama will be at the centre of midfield alongside Dennis Odhiambo while his deputy Musa Mohammed starts in defense alongside Brian Mandela.Ayub Timbe will also start his first match for the national team under head coach Sebastien Migne hitting it upfront as one of the front three alongside Francis Kahata and Avire.Timbe’s last match for Stars was in the first 2019 African Cup of Nations qualifier against Sierra Leone in November 2017 in Freetown.Harambee Stars Starting XI:18. Patrick Matasi (GK), 20. Philemon Otieno, 3. Abud Omar, 5.Brian Mandela, 2. Musa Mohammed, 12. Victor Wanyama, 21. Dennis Odhiambo, 10. Erick Johanna, 7. Ayub Timbe, 11. Francis Kahata, 9. John AvireSubstitutesJohn Oyemba (GK), Faruk Shikalo (GK), Joash Onyango, Joseph Okumu, David Owino, Bernard Ochieng, Eric Ouma, Anthony Akumu, Ismael Gonzalez, Ovella Ochieng, Paul Were, Cliffton Miheso, Johanna Omollo, Masud Juma, Christopher Mbamba, Michael Olunga0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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SLIABH LIAG WALKERS PUT BEST FEET FORWARD FOR DMRT!

first_imgPictured are members of the Sliabh Liag Hillwalkers Club who were delighted to present DMRT with a cheque for €1,000 from the fundraising walk held on Sunday March 31, 2013. This walk was on the Pilgrims Path, Slieve League. The leaders were Marion McGinley and Suzanne Walsh.This important event is held annually to help raise funds for Donegal Mountain Rescue Team, all volunteers, men and women who are highly trained, they give up their time to help and rescue lost, ill or injured walkers on the mountains of Donegal.SLIABH LIAG WALKERS PUT BEST FEET FORWARD FOR DMRT! was last modified: July 24th, 2013 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:donegal mountain rescue teamfundraiserSliabh Liag Walkerslast_img read more

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Ex-Man United and Everton goalkeeper part of Dagenham & Redbridge takeover

first_img REVEALED LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS smart causal How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures RANKED Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more highlights Howard is part of the consortium which has taken over at Dagenham & Redbridge England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won possible standings Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade impact Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack silverware National League strugglers Dagenham & Redbridge have been taken over by an American consortium including former Manchester United and Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard.The club announced in a statement on Friday that Victoria Road LLC, a group also jointly led by businessmen Peter B Freund and Craig Unger, have purchased a majority of shares in the club. MONEY Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Freund is the principal owner of Trinity Sports Holdings, which holds interests in Major League Baseball’s New York Yankees and the recently formed Memphis 901 football club.The Daggers currently sit fourth from bottom of the National League with two wins from their 10 games so far this season. Their first game under new ownership is at home to Chesterfield on Saturday. 1 Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era?last_img read more

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Delph to captain England, Rooney to take armband and wear no. 10 when he comes on

first_img Fabian Delph to captain England for first time 3 Fabian Delph will captain England against the USA and hand the armband over to Wayne Rooney when he comes on, Gareth Southgate has confirmed.The Three Lions boss also revealed record-goalscorer Rooney will wear the number 10 shirt as he makes his farewell appearance at Wembley on Thursday night. Wayne Rooney will receive a ‘fitting tribute’ when he comes on “It’s been disappointing to see him almost having to defend his inclusion in the game.“I think it is fitting and having seen him in training, it won’t change the quality of what we are trying to do, but we have to balance it with trying to get some of the younger players some time ahead of Sunday (when they play Croatia),” he said.“It is very important to all of us that he gets the right sort of send off. There is enormous respect in this team for all ex-players, and they want to make it really positive for Wayne and his family.”Rooney’s call-up has received a mixed reception, but Southgate added: “Our supporters are well aware of the contribution Wayne has made to England and that he is our record goalscorer, which is an incredible achievement.“It is a very special night for him and I know there are many supporters who want to pay thanks.” Manchester City midfielder Delph paid tribute to Rooney ahead of the friendly and promised the players will give him a night to remember.He said: “When I first came into the England set-up, Wayne was captain and welcomed me and made me feel at home. As soon as he comes on tomorrow, I will be giving him that armband back.“We will give him a guard of honour. It will be a huge night for Wayne and we want to make it special for him.”Southgate again defended the decision to award Rooney a farewell at Wembley just three days before a crunch Nations League fixture against Croatia, and claimed it will not affect their preparations.center_img Gareth Southgate has defended Wayne Rooney’s inclusion in the squad 3 A lot of the attention in the build-up has centred around the decision to award Rooney the chance to wave goodbye to the international scene, and while England’s most-capped outfield player will take the armband at some point on the night, it will be Delph who leads his country for the first time.“Fabian is captain tomorrow night, and the players are keen that Wayne wears the number 10 and we believe that is a fitting tribute,” said Southgate.“All of our group have huge respect for Wayne and they feel it’s fitting that his last game should be the number 10.“When he puts that shirt on his wall somewhere at the end of his career, [we hope] it’s been a special night and the 10 is the number he has there.” 3last_img read more

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60KM CHASE: MAN ON 25 DANGEROUS DRIVING CHARGES GIVEN BAIL

first_imgThe scene of the crash yesterday. Donegaldaily.comA 20-year-old man charged in connection with a 60km chase across County Donegal has been given bail.However Martin Stokes was subsequently sent to Castlrea prison because of 36 outstanding arrest warrants against him. Stokes, with addresses in Sligo and at 122 Cornshell Fields, Steelstown, Derry, appeared before Sligo District Court because of the outstanding warrants against him.He faced a total of 25 dangerous driving charges allegedly detected by Garda officers who pursued a Nissan Primera from Ardara to Letterkenny on Wednesday.The alleged offences were detected at townlands across a 60km route.The court heard from Garda Elaine Kavanagh, from Glenties Garda Station, that Stokes was also facing 11 other charges in connection with the alleged incident including failing to stop for members of An Garda Siochana and hit-and-run allegations.Traffic Corps Garda Paul McGee gave evidence of arresting Stokes in Letterkenny yesterday evening.Judge Kevin Kilrane set bail at €1,000 with an independent surety of €1,000.Stokes was remanded to appear again at Letterkenny District Court next Monday.However he was taken into custody to Castlerea because of the outstanding bench warrants.60KM CHASE: MAN ON 25 DANGEROUS DRIVING CHARGES GIVEN BAIL was last modified: March 7th, 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:Ardarachargeddangerous drivingDerryglenswillyGlentiesletterkennyMartin Stokeslast_img read more

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