NEBC Bantam Trackers win game one of KIBIHT over Yale Lions

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Northeast B.C. Bantam Trackers are currently in Kamloops for the Kamloops International Bantam Ice Hockey Tournament.To start off the Tournament, on Wednesday, January 1, the Trackers took on the Yale Varsity Lions.The first period ended with the Trackers in the lead with a score of 3-1.- Advertisement -The Lions opened the scoring before Jayden Whitford banged home his own rebound off a rush, assist to Grayden Alexander. Cayden Lindstrom then rifled one home on the powerplay assists going to Reid Arberry and Rylan Davis. A minute later Ryan Bookham snapped one home from the slot, with assists going to Reid Norman and Cayden Lindstrom.Then in period two, Yale would score a goal five minutes into the frame before Kevin Unruh buried one in the slot off a nice feed from Reid Norman. Eventually, by the end of the second, the Trackers would hold a lead of 5-2.Fast forward to the third period, the Lions would push back with two quick goals within the start of the frame.Advertisement Despite Yale trying to make a comeback, the Trackers would manage to hold the lead with a final score of 7-6.Up next, the Bantam Trackers will be taking on the North Zone Kings this afternoon, Thursday, at 12:30 p.m. PST, in their second game of the Kamloops International Bantam Ice Hockey Tournament.last_img read more

Sudan’s ‘sister coach’ takes love of football to field

first_img0Shares0000Salma al-Majidi has been acknowledged by FIFA as the first Arab and Sudanese woman to coach a men’s football team in the Arab world © AFP / ASHRAF SHAZLYGADAREF, Sudan, Apr 3 – In Sudan, where a women’s national football team remains a distant dream, Salma al-Majidi knew the only way to take part in her beloved sport was to coach… and that the players had to be men.Majidi, 27, acknowledged by FIFA as the first Arab and Sudanese woman to coach a men’s football team in the Arab world, is a pioneer in a sport that dominates the region. “Why football? Because it is my first and ultimate love,” said Majidi, clad in sports gear and a black headscarf, as she led players of the Al-Ahly Al-Gadaref club at a practice session in the town of Gadaref, east of Khartoum.“I became a coach because there is still no scope for women’s football in Sudan,” said Majidi, who is affectionately called “sister coach” by her team.Daughter of a retired policeman, Majidi was 16 when she fell in love with football.It came about as she watched her younger brother’s school team being coached. She was captivated by the coach’s instructions, his moves, and how he placed the marker cones at practice sessions.“At the end of every training session, I discussed with him the techniques he used to coach the boys,” Majidi told AFP, as she watched her own players practising on a hot day at a dusty ground in Gadaref.“He saw I had a knack for coaching… and gave me a chance to work with him.”Soon Majidi was coaching the under-13 and under-16 teams of Al-Hilal club in Omdurman, the twin city of Khartoum on the west bank of the River Nile.– Limits on women players –Questions like whether she understood football or had the skills to coach men were all put to rest over time, said Majidi, speaking in a soft but confident tone.Named in the BBC’s 2015 list of “100 inspirational women”, Majidi has coached the Sudanese second league men’s clubs of Al-Nasr, Al-Nahda, Nile Halfa and Al-Mourada.Majidi says she became a coach “because there is still no scope for women’s football in Sudan” © AFP / ASHRAF SHAZLYNile Halfa and Al-Nahda even topped local leagues under her coaching. She currently holds the African “B” badge in coaching, meaning she can coach any first league team across the continent.The only other woman to have gained recognition in Sudan’s footballing world was Mounira Ramadan, who refereed men’s matches in the 1970s.Sudan joined FIFA in 1948 and established the Confederation of African Football (CAF) along with Egypt, Ethiopia and South Africa. It won the CAF trophy in 1970.Women’s football has faced an uphill task since the country adopted Islamic sharia law in 1983, six years after which President Omar al-Bashir seized power in an Islamist-backed coup.There is no legal ban on women’s football in Sudan, but a conservative society coupled with the Islamist leanings of the government have left it in the shadows.Women do play football but there are no competitions or women’s clubs, and they do not play much in public.“There are restrictions on women’s football, but I’m determined to succeed,” Majidi, whose dream is to coach an international team, said, as her players kicked up clouds of dust practising free kicks.– ‘Kids of Salma’ –Majidi’s journey has not been easy.“Sudan is a community of tribes and some tribes believe that a woman’s role is confined only to her home,” said Majidi, a university graduate in accounts and management.Questions like whether she understood football or had the skills to coach men were all put to rest over time, Majidi says © AFP / ASHRAF SHAZLY“There was this one boy who refused to listen. He told me he belongs to a tribe that believed men should never take orders from women,” she said.It took months before he finally accepted her as coach. “Today, he is a fine player,” said Majidi, who works full-time and receives a salary that is equivalent to that of a male coach.At first, “people in the streets used to call us ‘Salma’s kids!’” said Majid Ahmed, a striker and an ardent fan of Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi.“In school we have female teachers, so what’s the problem having a female coach?”Majidi said her entrance to what was a male preserve is just a start.“My message to men in general is to give women a chance to do what they want,” she said as she prepared tea after a gruelling practice session.– ‘She was different’ –Coming from a traditional family, it was a challenge for Majidi to prove herself to their relatives, recalls her father, Mohamed al-Majidi.Majidi says her entrance to what was a male preserve is just a start: “My message to men in general is to give women a chance to do what they want” © AFP / ASHRAF SHAZLY“Then one day, her uncle who used to criticise her saw crowds shouting ‘Salma! Salma!’ during a match,” he told AFP at the family’s mud-and-brick home in Omdurman.“These same relatives now pray to Allah to support her.”From early on, Majidi’s mother knew her daughter was different.“She always preferred wearing trousers… And even when crossing the street, she would watch the boys playing football,” said Aisha al-Sharif.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

‘We should have sold him two months ago!’ Manchester United fans react to team news

first_imgThe David De Gea transfer saga is rumbling on still and it’s taken another twist with the news he will not play against Tottenham on Saturday.The Spaniard has long been linked with a switch to Real Madrid but any deal still appears some way off.Even so, Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has revealed the player will not play against Spurs in the Premier League’s opening fixture of the new campaign.Understandably, the Old Trafford faithful are a little upset and you can see their reaction on Twitter below… 1 Manchester United star David De Gea last_img read more


first_imgJimmy Clarkson with The Stig!A Jeremy Clarkson lookalike from Donegal has said he is applying to the BBC for part-time work after the Top Gear presenter was suspended.Businessman Jimmy Sharkey is stopped by passers-by almost everyday because of his resemblance to the television star.The practising barrister was even asked to take part in a local parade dressed as Clarkson in his native town of Dangle The stunt left hundreds of people confused with many asking Sharkey for his autograph.Now Jimmy, 57, has said he would love to fill in for the star on the show.“I love Top Gear and I think it would be a shame if it left our screens.“I also love cars and I would love to fill in for Clarkson if he’s off the air for a while. “I’m getting my CV and video ready and will send it off to the BBC,” said tongue-in-cheek Sharkey.The Donegal man has just returned from a skiing trip near Turin in Italy where he revealed he was constantly mistaken for Clarkson.“You could see people turning heads as I was in supermarkets doing double-takes. It was quite funny,” he said.So pleased is Jimmy with his resemblance to Clarkson that he has even dressed up as his Top Gear hero for calendars for his petrol station in Dungloe.“We got dressed up and had a bit of fun. If Jeremy is ever passing or he does a Top Gear show along the Wild Atlantic Way, then it would be great if he called in to the garage,” laughed Jimmy. DONEGAL MAN OFFERS TO FILL IN FOR CLARKSON ON TOP GEAR! was last modified: March 11th, 2015 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:BBCdonegaldungloeJeremy ClarksonJimmy SharkeyThe StigTop Gearlast_img read more


first_imgTermon have sensationally sent Gaoth Dobhair tumbling out of the Donegal SFC.Termon have sent the most decorated club side in the history of the Donegal SFC Gaoth Dobhair out of the championship following a pulsating affair at The Burn Road.Termon have endured a miserable league campaign and currently prop up the Division One table.They were defeated by Dungloe in their group opener, before securing a point against Killybegs last week following a late fight-back. Gaoth Dobhair on the other hand came into this game top of the group, following a crucial win over local rivals Dungloe last weekend.Kevin Cassidy knew if his side avoided defeat they would go through to the last eight of the Donegal SFC.However, Termon managed by Darren Gibson had different ideas and pulled off the first major shock of this year’s championship.Kevin Cassidy gave Gaoth Dobhair an early lead, but Termon responded brilliantly through Daire McDaid, and Christy Connaghan to take the lead. They traded scores for the remainder of the half, and a late score from Noel Kelly sent the sides in level at the interval.Half-time score Termon 0-06 Gaoth Dobhair 0-06 Termon really took control of things in the second-half with Daire McDaid and Christy Connaghan taking the fight to Gaoth Dobhair.Declan O’Donnell also pointed for the home side to put Termon four points ahead with fifteen minutes to go.Gaoth Dobhair hit right back and netted a goal through Noel Kelly. It looked at that stage that the momentum was with Gaoth Dobhair and that they might power on and win the match, but they squandered a number of good opportunities to draw level.Termon were fantastic throughout the game and every player in maroon left everything on the pitch.Termon then stretched their lead back out to two after a great score from the brilliant Daire McDaid, then Gaoth Dobhair responded to bring it back to the minimum.However, Termon added another super score this time from Caolan McDaid to seal a famous victory. Termon advance along with Dungloe, as Gaoth Dobhair and Killybegs bow out.TERMON STUN GAOTH DOBHAIR TO SEND THEM HURTLING OUT OF THE DONEGAL SFC was last modified: October 12th, 2014 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 SFCGAAGaoth DobhairnewsSportTermonlast_img read more


first_imgUSL Results & Reports 28.07.13Results4 Lanterns USL Swilly Rovers 0 0 Cockhill CelticBonagee Utd. 1 2 Derry City Res.DPD Div. 1 Cup Semi-Final Bonagee Utd. 1 3 Drumkeen Utd.ReportsStalemate at SwillySwilly Rovers 0Cockhill Celtic 0A stalemate at Swilly Park that may have have a big impact on the destination of this year’s league title in an absorbing contest played before a massive crowd. The Swilly Rovers defence and in particular goalkeeper Gareth Wade produced a stunning performance to keep Cockhill at bay. Swilly with several teenagers in their team defended all the Inishowen men threw at them in a fascinating contest. Garbhan Friel was denied on three occasions with fine saves from Wade and his save from a Gerry Gill free was worth the admission money alone. Dylan Hegarty at 16 at centre half together with veteran defender Columba O Donnell and his full backs were immense as heavy pressure was piled on. Darren Dunworth following a superb run and shot almost stole it for Swilly near the end but a draw was the final outcome. Very entertaining and the fans went home happy. Swilly fielded 8 locals and at one stage 9, not many USL teams can say that. Great to see good young local talent being given a chance at USL level. Swilly Rovers: Gareth Wade, David Fisher, Laurence Toland, Columba O Donnell, Dylan Hegarty, Jordan Toland, Ronan Curtis, Ryan Toland,Blain Curtis, Michael Mc Hugh, Kyle Black. Subs: Liam O Donnell,(used), Jonny Logue(used), Darren Dunworth(used), Caelon Bolton.Cockhill Celtic: Gavin Cullen, Kieran Mc Laughlin, Peter Doherty, Johnny Havlin, Oisin Mc Colgan, Liam O Donnell, James Bradley, Malachey Mc Dermott, Gerard Mc Laughlin, Garbhan Friel, Mark Horan. Subs: Christy Mc Laughlin(used), Derek Doherty, William Mc Laughlin, Paul Mc Kinney(used)Derry WinDerry City Res. 2 Bonagee Utd. 1Caretaker boss Gerald McGuinness should be happy enough with his team’s performance even though they left empty handed from Oakgrove Pk today. The home side took the lead on 10mins when Georgie Kelly chipped the keeper from 18yds. They should have been further ahead when on 32mins Kelly should have doubled the lead and then Tracey should have scored but Smyth made a good save. The home side did double their lead when McNamee played Kelly in to score his second. Bonagee got a lifeline on 52mins when Lynagh went over easily inside the area and the Referee pointed to the spot. Up stepped McLaughlin to hit it to the keepers left one goal in it. With the Derry side tiring after being involved in the Foyle Cup all week and McGuinness pushing players forward, it was end to end with no real goal scoring opportunities for both sides. Three points to the home side but Bonagee battled bravely to the end.Derry City – S Houghton, M Barr, S Curran, D McCallion, C McLoughlin, C Harkin, C Tourish, T McNamee, G Kelly, K Harkin, J Tracey, (Subs used) C Kelly, R Harkin, C O’BrienBonagee Utd – D Smyth, T Russell, P Sheridan, G Rainey, D Franco, J Lynagh, K Kelly, G Cullen, A McLaughlin, S Browne, A Cannon.Fixtures4 Lanterns USLRef Stephen TonerThursday 1st AugustDrumkeen Utd. v Letterkenny Rovers (7:30pm)Ref Paul DuddyFanad Utd. v Kildrum Tigers (7:45pm)Ref Joe McHughDPD Div. 1 Cup Semi FinalsTuesday 30th July at 7.30pmKildrum Tigers Res. v Swilly Rovers Res.Ref Joe McHugh.Saturday, August 3rd at 2pmDPD Division 1Bonagee Utd. Res. v Kildrum Tigers Res.Ref. C. McLaughlinSwilly Rovers Res. v Drumkeen Utd. Res.Ref. P. DuddyThere are no 4 Lanterns USL games scheduled for next weekend (August 3rd & 4th) as this is the designated Summer break week.ULSTER SENIOR LEAGUE REPORTS: DRUMKEEN THROUGH TO CUP FINAL was last modified: July 28th, 2013 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:ULSTER SENIOR LEAGUE REPORTS: DRUMKEEN THROUGH TO CUP FINALlast_img read more


first_imgA leading Donegal hotel has had several charges against it dismissed under smoking laws after a Judge said it was an ‘extremely well-run establishment.’The Redcastle HotelThe HSE took the case under Tobacco legislation laws against the Redcastle Hotel in Inishowen. HSE employee Meabh Costelloe visited the hotel during a wedding on June 14th , 2013.On the first visit there was nobody in the glazed area.However, on a second visit two people were found smoking in the enclosed glazed area which measured three metres by three metres.However Carndonagh District Court was told that this was NOT the designated smoking area for the hotel.In fact, several precautions had been taken to ensure that patrons knew this was not the designated smoking area.The actual designated patio area for smoking was a short distance away.Defence solicitor Frank Dorrian said these included the erection of signs, regular fifteen minute patrols by staff and also a memo to staff telling them where the designated smoking area was.He said that all reasonable measures had been taken to ensure people knew the glazed area was not the designated smoking area.Judge Paul Kelly said he found the hotel had complied fully and that it was ‘an extremely well-run establishment.’He dismissed all the cases relating to the hotel.HSE RUNS OUT OF PUFF IN SMOKING CASE AGAINST LEADING HOTEL was last modified: April 17th, 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:donegalHSERedcastle HotelSolicitor Frank Dorrianlast_img read more

NLEX, Blackwater unveil new faces in clash

first_imgSmash hit? Tesla suffers broken glass mishap at launch of new truck PLAY LIST 01:08Smash hit? Tesla suffers broken glass mishap at launch of new truck00:50Trending Articles02:34Google unveils motion-sensing Pixel 401:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games NLEX, which bounced back from its first loss in style last week, tries to get another winning streak going and put its retooled roster to the test yet again when the Road Warriors clash with Blackwater in the PBA Governors’ Cup eliminations at Smart Araneta Coliseum on Friday.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next LATEST STORIES Change of heart on the SEAG SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses MOST READ Flags of SEA Games countries raised at Athletes Village Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Game time is 7 p.m. with the Road Warriors hoping to inch closer to the first quarterfinal slot even as Phoenix Petroleum tries to stop the bleeding when it battles Meralco in the 4:15 p.m. game.Cyrus Baguio plays his first game reunited with old mentor Yeng Guiao at NLEX.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutBlackwater, meanwhile, will not be easy pickings as the Elite got a much needed shot in the arm the last time up when Henry Walker arrived and led them to their first win.The Bolts, meanwhile, try to regroup after being dealt a first loss by the Road Warriors. View comments Man sworn in as lawyer by judge who sentenced him to prison as a teen 20 years agolast_img read more

Blue moon rising! Man City back in charge of EPL title pursuit

first_imgCity now have matters in their own hands with a game in hand and a superior goal differenceThe Premier League title race swung back in Manchester City’s favor Sunday as the team took full advantage of Liverpool slipping up against Chelsea.Liverpool still tops the standings despite losing 2-0 to Chelsea, which is now only two points behind with two games remaining.But it’s City that now has matters in its own hands after winning 2-0 at Crystal Palace. Despite still sitting third in the table, three points behind Liverpool, the 2012 champions have a game in hand and a superior goal difference.With City playing at Everton on Saturday, Liverpool needs a huge favor from its neighbors at Goodison Park to regain the initiative in the title race. It’s a race which is likely to go down to the final day on May 11.City has Yaya Toure back from a thigh injury at just the right time. The influential midfielder scored one goal and set up City’s second to overcome a Palace side that had secured its Premier League status by winning its previous five games, including against Chelsea.Toure whipped in a cross in the fourth minute in south London that Edin Dzeko headed into the net. Just before halftime, Toure started and concluded a collective attacking advance by sending a curling shot past Julian Speroni.”It was a tricky game but we did well,” Toure said.The match at Anfield wasn’t as lively – despite the same score-line – as a resilient Chelsea side successfully nullified a team on an 11-game winning streak.advertisementLiverpool gifted Chelsea the opening goal in first-half stoppage time. Captain Steven Gerrard, usually the reliable heartbeat of the team and inspirational one-club player, slipped near the halfway line, giving away the ball to Demba Ba.With Gerrard unable to chase him down, the Senegal striker advanced unchallenged before slotting the ball past goalkeeper Simon Mignolet.After Chelsea withstood a series of attacks, Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge lost possession in the 90th minute to allow a rapid counterattack that Willian completed.It was Liverpool’s first league loss since a trip to Chelsea four months ago, and manager Brendan Rodgers was frustrated at the way counterpart Jose Mourinho set up his team.”They obviously sat very deep – I think there were two buses parked today, never mind one,” Rodgers said. “It was clear that they’d come certainly not wanting to win the game, with the time wasting.”Mourinho, who rested some players ahead of Chelsea’s Champions League semifinal second leg against Atletico Madrid on Wednesday, took on critics of his game-plan.”When a team defends well you call it defensive display,” he said. “When a team defends badly and concedes two or three goals you don’t mention a defensive display.”The day’s biggest-scoring game saw Sunderland rout 10-man Cardiff 4-0 to climb out of the relegation zone and send the Welsh club bottom.Connor Wickham made it five goals in three games by heading Sunderland in front in the first half, and then nodding in the northeast team’s fourth late on.Juan Cala was sent off for a challenge on Wickham and Fabio Borini converted the resulting penalty on the stroke of halftime.Emanuele Giaccherini received a through ball from the Italian striker to score in the 76th and then set up Wickham for the fourth as Sunderland survival hopes were boosted.”I talked about miracles, let’s see if in two weeks’ time I am here telling you that miracles happen,” Sunderland manager Gus Poyet said.last_img read more

Fatalities in cross-border firing rose in 2015: Govt to Parl

first_imgNew Delhi, Feb 24 (PTI) Fatalities among security personnel and civilians in cross-border firing by Pakistan registered an increase in 2015 as compared to the year before, Parliament was informed today.Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju, however, said there has been a “declining trend” in incidents of cross- border firing as compared to the previous year.He said that the number of infiltrators apprehended by border guarding forces increased due to continuous surveillance.In a written reply in Rajya Sabha, Rijiju said while 13 security personnel were killed in such incidents in 2014, 21 jawans were martyred in 2015.Also, while 150 troops were injured in cross-border firing last year, the figure for 2014 was 128.As to the casualties among civilians in the border areas, 15 of them were killed till November 20 last year while 12 lives were lost in such firing in 2014.The injuries to civilians, however, came down to 73 last year from 88 in 2014.Last year, while 50 houses were damaged (till July 26) as compared to 140 in 2014, 7,110 people were displaced (till July 26) against 2.08 lakh the previous year. PTI NES KKM SK KKMlast_img read more