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Selkirk bolsters roster with addition of ex-Nelson Leaf Connor McLaughlin

first_imgEx-Leaf Connor McLaughlin is coming back to . .. the West Kootenays.McLaughin, traded two seasons ago at the deadline to the Fernie Ghostriders by former Nelson coach Chris Shaw, has commited to Selkirk Saints for the 2012-13 B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League season.“Connor is a big, strong forward who has proven himself as a consistent goal scorer during his junior career,” said Saints head coach Jeff Dubois.“He has all the physical tools to be a productive player at the college level and we’re very pleased to add his production to our line-up.”McLaughlin joins the Saints after leading the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League’s Ghostriders to the Kootenay Conference Finals.The 21-year old averaged better than a goal a game as Fernie lost to the Beaver Valley Nitehawks in five games. McLaughlin’s 17 goals in 16 postseason games tied him for the league lead with Hawks rookie forward Craig Martin.He was also the recipient of the Ghostriders’ regular season and playoff MVP awards after scoring 44 times and adding 30 assists in a total of 51 games played.The 6-foot-1 winger he suited up in 111 games over three seasons in Nelson and helped the Leafs capture the 2009 KIJHL Championship.He also netted three points in four games for the Trail Smoke Eaters as an AP during the 2010/11 season.“I’m excited to be a part of a hockey team that is looking to build into a contender this upcoming season and also to be able to continue my academic studies,” said McLaughlin, who describes himself as a power forward who will go to the dirty areas and can put the puck in the net.“I’m looking forward to helping the team better itself this year along with the other new recruits. I also look forward to playing for Coach Dubois and providing whatever leadership role I can as we work towards a BCIHL championship.”“Connor is a leader on and off the ice,” explained former Fernie coach Will Verner.“He made a huge impact on our younger players and helped our club reach the league sem-finals this season. He has the ability to score (17 goals in 16 playoff games) and he’s a power forward who plays hard. Connor will do very well for Selkirk both on the ice and in the classroom.” McLaughlin is the 10th player to commit to the Saints for the 2012/13 season.He joins forwards Thomas Hardy (Aldergrove, PIJHL), Jackson Garrett (Comox Valley, VIJHL), Cole Thomson (Kerry Park, VIJHL), Scott Swiston (Creston, KIJHL), Kyle Golz (Grandview, PIJHL), Matthew Luongo (Aldergrove, PIJHL) and Brodie Gibbon (Oceanside, VIJHL), as well as defenceman Dylan Smith (Richmond, PIJHL) and goaltender Stephen Wolff (Oceanside, VIJHL).last_img read more

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Backwards strategy powers Kootenay canoe team to sixth place

first_imgBy Daniel Routley, BC Summer Games A wild ride on the water has left a canoe team from Nelson smiling. With a time of 6:51, Kootenays (Zone 1) members Gino Catenacci, Galen Boulanger, Stuart Milde and Jacob Timmermans completed their 500 metre, four-person canoe race Saturday morning by paddling hard in reverse. Starting in lane #5 on the far right of the course, the four boys pulled ahead of the others only to begin an accidental journey to the left of the course. With teammates and the referee calling on the team to go right, the boys still managed to end up off the course, in the bushes, and then eventually completely backwards. “We were actually going better backwards than forwards,” said Timmermans after the race. “We were more in sync going backwards!” “That’s how they paddle in the Kootenays, backwards.” announced chief official Bill Rublee on the radio. “We’re no good at the canoeing,” commented Catenacci. “We’re much better at the kayaking.” But, with only two months of training between them all, even a sixth place finish is an excellent feeling, they said. Boulanger called it “the best race I’ve ever had,” and, with smiles on their faces and excitement in their hearts, it was certainly an exciting event.last_img read more

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Team Liberia Overwhelms South Africa 5-0

first_imgTeam Liberia enjoyed an emphatic victory over Team South Africa 5-0 to gain their first points of the group stage at the Street Child World Cup in Brazil last Tuesday.Daniel Nimleh Bowdior was the stand out performer throughout the match as his hat-trick set Liberia on their way to success over their fellow Africans.Foday Marah and Elijah Saysaw also added to the score line with fine efforts to cap a tremendous performance by the whole squad.Team Liberia dominated from start to finish, pressing South Africa high up the pitch, working as a unit and attacking with real purpose and quality.Communication and spirit were key components of the win, something the boys have worked hard together during their time in Rio, with man of the match Bowdior recognising this when he stated: “I feel very fine right now, scoring goals makes me feel so good, I feel so confident after my hat-trick.Daniel Bowdior is extremely grateful to be in Brazil right now as only six months ago he was living on the streets of Monrovia, and did not imagine he would be part of such an incredible event like the Street Child World Cup.“It means a lot to be in Brazil, I never thought that I would ever be here. Many great players have come from Brazil like Neymar and Ronaldo, so I can learn a lot over here,” Bowdior said.The opportunity for Daniel and the rest of Team Liberia to represent their country in Brazil at the Street Child World Cup, the only global conference to deal with street child issues, came through the tremendous work of the registered charity Street Child of Liberia and their social street soccer programs.Currently Street Child of Liberia is benefitting from UK Aid match funding, where every donation made to the charity between 18th March and 17th June will be doubled by the UK Government, helping provide more amazing opportunities for more children.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Plans for new pipeline along Alaska Highway

first_imgTransCanada Corp. has begun the process of seeking permits from the U.S. government to build a natural gas pipeline along the Alaska Highway.TransCanada has the approval of the Alaskan state government to build the proposed pipeline. The 2,760 kilometer pipeline would run from Prudhoe Bay in Alaska, through the Yukon and northeastern B.C., to a hub in Alberta.The Calgary-based company submitted its plans for the proposed 2,760-kilometre pipeline to the U.S Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to review.- Advertisement -Since the application is in review, interested parties can review engineering, environmental and other documents supporting the company’s application.FERC spokeswoman Tamara Young-Allen says the public, other federal agencies, state agencies and local agencies can get involved very early in the process. She says stakeholders can potentially have some influence on the final application that is ultimately submitted to the commission.The company is expected to submit final permit applications by 2012.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Fort St. John RCMP presents statistics at this week’s Committee of the Whole meeting

first_imgArson, break and enter of businesses, as well as break and enter of residential homes are all up; 14 per cent, 12 per cent and 2 per cent respectively. Local RCMP has seen an increase in aggravated assault by 11 per cent, while sex offences are down 9 per cent. Calls of uttering threats are also down, 7 per cent.  Theft is down 20 per cent, shoplifting is down 6 per cent and vandalism is also down, 11 per cent. Inspector Pat Egan says as part of their Annual Performance Plan, the detachment’s priorities are drug trafficking and possession, as well as traffic incidents and control.“Drug enforcement is a priority for the detachment, and I’m happy to say that the city recognizes the problem as well,” Inspector Egan said. Egan says cocaine trafficking is up by 3 per cent, while cocaine possession is down, only by 1 per cent. Meanwhile, marijuana trafficking is down, again only 1 per cent, while possession is up 4 per cent. – Advertisement -The city has only seen 1 fatal motor vehicle collisions in 2014, similar to the 1 incident at the same time in 2013. However, motor vehicle collisions resulting in injury is up by 14 per cent, while vehicles damaged are also up, 16 per cent. The highest number Egan presented is theft from vehicles, which is up 26 per cent, while the actual theft of vehicles is also up, 15 per cent.“We did have, sort of, a one off rash of thefts from vehicles in the early part of this year and fortunately we had some arrest made and the problem sort of stopped” Inspector Egan explained, adding the ‘bait car’ recently implemented into the city is anticipated to have an even greater impact in deterring vehicle theft,.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Bwire stars as Sharks beat Everton in Nairobi

first_imgIn the shoot-out, Sven Yidah, Bwire, George Abege and Geoffrey Lemu all converted for Sharks while Abuya blasted his over.Kariobangi Sharks striker Duke Abuya in action against Everton FC in friendly. Photo/COURTESYTo break the deadlock, Abuya beat the Everton offside trap well to collect the ball unchallenged and while the English side’s defence expected him to give a home pass, he created space for himself and easily sneaked the ball home through Marten Stekelenberg’s legs.The lead lasted to the break and a somewhat jaded Sharks side was second best to an Everton side with nine changes in the second half and deservedly, Everton leveled within 10 minutes.Kenyan fans celebrating at Kasarani Stadium in a friendly match pitting Kariobangi Sharks and visitors Everton FC. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAPatillah Omoto rode on Joe Williams’ back at the edge of the box and though referee Davies Omweno wanted to play advantage to Everton, they soon lost the ball and he had to draw back the action for a free kick.Williams took charge and slotted low to Brian Bwire’s left, restoring parity.0Shares0000(Visited 11 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Kariobangi goal keeper Brian Bwire saves a penalty from Everton FC. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYANAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 7 – Keeper Brian Bwire saved two penalties and converted one as Kenyan Premier League side Kariobangi Sharks upset English Premier League club Everton 4-3 on post-match penalties in an historic friendly match played at a packed the Moi International Sports Center Kasarani on Sunday.This is after the match had ended 1-1 in regular time where Abuya had sent the home team Sharks ahead in the 27th minute with a neat finish after the Everton defenders were caught flat foot but the lead was cancelled in the second half through Joe Williams who drove home a low shot from a free-kick at the edge of the box in the 54th minute.last_img read more

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COLEMAN NAMED MAN OF THE MATCH, BUT IRELAND BEATEN BY GREECE

first_imgDONEGAL’S Seamus Coleman was named Man of the Match at the Aviva Stadium this evening as Ireland lost 1-0 to Greece in a friendly.Giovanni Trapattoni finally gave youth a chance and while the defeat was disappointing, there is little doubt that young stars like Coleman hold the key to a brighter future for the Irish national side.Ciaran Clark, James McCarthy, James McClean and Robbie Brady from the start and Wes Hoolahan after the break, all played well. But Jose Holebas’ sweet 29th-minute strike was enough to win the game for the visitors.Ireland had strong claims for a first-minute penalty waved away by Israeli referee Eitan Shmuelevitz and defender Konstantinos Stafylidis could consider himself extremely fortunate not to be penalised.Ireland looked certain to take the lead with 10 minutes gone when full-back Seamus Coleman, whose combination with Brady proved a repeated threat down the right during the opening 45 minutes, collected the winger’s return pass and crossed.Cox had found a yard of space and climbed to meet the ball unopposed, but he was unable to hit the target with just keeper Orestis Karnezis to beat! But on 29 minutes Hoops man and Greek skipper Georgios Samaras turned Konstantinos Mitroglou’s pass into the path of Holebas, thumped the ball into the bottom corner.McCarthy almost dragged Ireland back into the game two minutes into the second half when Karnezis failed to hold his long-range shot, although Papastathopoulos prevented Doyle from converting the rebound and Cox’s follow-up was blocked.But while perspiration was not in short supply, inspiration was and the Irish failed to make the most of the possession they were allowed as the game passed the hour-mark with Greece’s narrow lead intact.Ward hacked a 69th-minute shot harmlessly across the face of goal after the Greeks had failed to clear a McClean free-kick, and Greece coasted to the final whistle and victory with few alarms. COLEMAN NAMED MAN OF THE MATCH, BUT IRELAND BEATEN BY GREECE was last modified: November 14th, 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:BUT IRELAND BEATEN BY GREECECOLEMAN NAMED MAN OF THE MATCHlast_img read more

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ELECTION 2014: CUTLIFFE – “PUBLIC SECTOR WORKERS NEED PROPER REPRESENTATION”

first_imgIndependent candidate, Peter Cutliffe, has come out in strong defence of Public Sector workers who, he believes, are the easy target of current and past government mismanagement. Cutliffe told Donegal Daily, “As vice -chair of Donegal ETB and being involved indirectly in Letterkenny Hospital through Friends of Letterkenny Hospital, I see and hear a lot of dismay amongst public sector workers, who have been let down by successive governments.“If elected, as an Independent Councillor, I can lobby for property-tax to be lowered, which is within the power of County Councils. “It is imperative also that we have strong Independents elected now which will oppose any future taxes coming down the line.Public -sector workers have had their sick leave entitlement essentially halved, and Cutliffe said he knows this is putting enormous strain on employees.Cutliffe concluded, “If elected as an Independent, I intend to stand up up for the public-sector workers as I believe they have been let down by successive governments.ELECTION 2014: CUTLIFFE – “PUBLIC SECTOR WORKERS NEED PROPER REPRESENTATION” was last modified: May 18th, 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:Election 2014:newsPeter CutliffePoliticslast_img read more

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THE LEAVING CERT IN DONEGAL 2014 – JARLA’S VIEW!

first_imgTHE LEAVING CERT IN DONEGAL 2014 – JARLA’S VIEW! was last modified: June 8th, 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:donegalJarla’s Viewlast_img read more

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Photos: Scenes from the 49ers’ final minicamp before summer break

first_imgThe San Francisco 49ers held one of their last minicamps before the summer break. The team has one more practice before players are off to get ready for the NFL season.The 49ers training camp begins in late July though no specific schedule has been announced. At the practice, beat writer Cam Inman wrote about the quarterback competition to back up starter Jimmy Garoppolo. Coach Kyle Shanahan complimented C.J. Beathard and Nick Mullens play at the practice.[vemba-video …last_img