Fort St John Flyers release 2019 playoff schedule

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Flyers 2019 playoff schedule has been released.To kick-off the NPHL West Division Playoffs, the Flyers will be facing the Grande Prairie Athletics for a seven-game series.The first game is to take place in Grande Prairie on February 5.- Advertisement -Following that game, the Flyers will be hosting the Athletics on February 7.Then for game three, they will be playing down in Grande Prairie on February 9, followed by game four in Fort St. John on February 12.The remaining games scheduled for February 14, 15, and 19 will be played if necessary.Advertisement All games will be taking place at the North Peace Arena in Fort St. John, and the Coca-Cola Centre in Grande Prairie with all game times scheduled for 8:30 p.m.For more schedule information, you can visit the Flyer’s website or Facebook page.last_img read more

Chinese car firms pair up

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan ClarksonThe two allies hope to create a “world-class auto company of an unprecedented scale in China,” according to a joint written statement. The communist Beijing government has been encouraging such tie-ups in the fragmented auto industry, hoping Chinese producers will pool resources to compete with bigger, richer foreign rivals. China’s domestic market is dominated by GM, Volkswagen and other foreign producers. The country has about 150 automakers, most of them small and financially weak. SAIC will pay Yuejin 2.1billion yuan ($285million) for Nanjing Auto’s auto and core components businesses and combine them with its auto-making subsidiary, SAIC Motor Corp., the companies said. Yuejin will get a 4.9percent stake in SAIC Motor, while the two companies form a new joint venture, Dong Hua Co., to operate Yuejin’s remaining components, services and trade assets. SAIC will control a 75percent stake in this venture while Yuejin will have a 25percent stake. The SAIC-Nanjing Auto deal follows an announcement in July that the two companies would cooperate in design, production and sales. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! BEIJING – Two of China’s biggest automakers announced a deal Wednesday to combine their production assets in hopes of creating a company able to compete in global markets. The tie-up between Shanghai Automotive Industry Corp. and Nanjing Automobile (Group) Corp. – both state-owned companies – adds to a flurry of recent alliances in China’s fast-growing vehicle market, the world’s second-largest. SAIC, the local partner of General Motors Corp. and Volkswagen AG, has launched its own Roewe brand. Nanjing Auto is known for reviving the MG sports car, bought from defunct British automaker MG Rover Group. SAIC will dominate the new venture while Nanjing Auto’s parent, Yuejin Motor Group, will retain a minority stake. last_img read more

Katrina strays find a shelter in Agua Dulce

first_imgAGUA DULCE – When you’ve already got 150 dogs, what’s a few dozen more? That was the feeling of Tia Torres-Cardella, who runs Villalobos Pit Bull Rescue in Agua Dulce when she got a call Sunday from Bobby Dorafshar, the owner of New Leash on Life pet rescue in Placerita Canyon. Dorafshar was on his second mission of mercy into the flood-ravaged Gulf Coast to rescue animals stranded by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. “He started the conversation with ‘Honey, before you say no,’ so how could I not help?” Torres-Cardella said. “First there were 80 pit bulls, then other groups took some and it went down to 35. So we were there at LAX Monday night, picking up all these dogs.” Her mountainside compound is lined with plastic cages in which the dogs traveled. Many are housed in a steel construction trailer, others against the shaded patio or in a utility van parked near the back door of Torres-Cardella’s house. Several resident dogs watched calmly as a handful of volunteers fetched bowls of water and dog food for the refugees. “Pits are the most resilient of breeds, they bounce right back. Give them a day and they’re ready to party,” she said. “The funny thing was when we got to the plane, we heard thump, thump, thump, all those tails wagging.” Most of the dogs are in good health, but a few have problems; a couple have curable ringworm, one is pregnant and another has skin infections from the toxic stew of the flood waters. The dogs came from an emergency animal evacuation center set up at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales, La., that stopped accepting animals last Friday and will close by Saturday. At one time, the center sheltered more than 5,000 animals. “They told me that whatever dogs don’t get taken to rescue will be turned over to the National Guard and who knows what will happen to them then,” Torres-Cardella said. The animals will be acclimated to California, examined by vets and cared for until their pictures can be posted online for a possible reunion with their owners. Torres Cardella said that pit bulls’ reputations might pose a roadblock in their adoption, but that the breed is actually very loving toward people – it’s other dogs that bring out their aggression. “I expect to hold on to them for awhile,” she said. “I still have a couple of rescues from Hurricane Charlie last year. I love the breed’s fiestiness and personalities. They are so forgiving of people.” If original owners cannot be located, potential new owners will be grilled about the environment they intend to provide the animal and how much they know about the pit bull breed. “These dogs have been through two hurricanes, a flood and a cross-country plane trip. That’s a stressful environment for them,” she said. “I don’t want bleeding hearts. They have to be willing to learn about the breed. Don’t just feel sorry for the dog.” The other 150 residents of her rescue were quiet in their cages behind the house, probably because of the human-dog interactions that continued through the late morning. “Do you want to go back to Louisiana?” Torres-Cardella barked at a howling dog near the trailer, reaching out to pet the dog after admonishing him. “We make them toe the line.” Owners looking for their pets or those looking to adopt a pit bull rescued from the hurricane area should log on to www.petfinder.com. Carol Rock, (661) 257-5252 carol.rock@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

Track And Field Opens Jim Duncan Invitational With Strong Performances In The Jumps And 5,000 Meters

first_img DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University track and field team’s men’s triple jumpers took three of the top four spots to open up competition at the 2016 Jim Duncan Invitational on Friday night at Drake Stadium while a pair of Bulldogs recorded personal bests in the women’s 5,000 meters.Johnathan Osifuye (Woodbury, Minn.) led those jumpers with a season-best jump of 49-1.75 to win the triple jump. The jump, which was aided by a strong southern tailwind of 2.4 m/s, was the second longest of his career. He was followed by Ethan Turner (Woodbury, Minn.) in third at 44-9.75 and Sean Buczek (Crystal Lake, Ill.) in fourth with a jump of 44-1.5.”We’re excited about Johnathan’s jump as that puts him on the cusp of a 50-foot jump, which is one of his goals,” said Drake head coach Natasha Kaiser-Brown. “It also positions him well to earn a berth to the NCAA West Regional meet.”Kayla Bell (Bolingbrook, Ill.) led the women’s jumpers by matching a season-best jump of 19-0 in the long jump to finish second with Taryn Rolle (Nassau, The Bahamas) coming in fourth with a leap of 18-1.On the Blue Oval, Cassie Aerts (David City, Neb.) won the 5,000 meters with a big personal best of 17:43.32 while Bailee Cofer (Overland Park, Kan.) finished third with a personal best of her own in 17:51.35.”They both ran gutsy races at a distance they are not used to but they ran it extremely well,” said Drake assistant coach Dan Hostager said of Aerts and Cofer. “That should give them some good confidence heading into the second half of the season.”In the throws, David Silkman (Leawood, Kan.) recorded a throw of 175-6 into the win to finish second in the javelin. The Jim Duncan Invitational resumes on Saturday morning at 8:30 a.m. with a full day of action scheduled.  Story Links Complete Results (PDF) Complete Results (HTML) Photos center_img 2016 Jim Duncan Invitational Des Moines, Iowa – Drake Stadium April 15-16, 2016 Drake Individual Men’s Results 3,000 Meter Steeplechase 4. Chris Kaminski, 9:43.13 High Jump 3. Ryan Cook, 6-2.75 5. Forest Moses, 6-2.75 Triple Jump 1. Johnathan Osifuye, 49-1.75 3. Ethan Turner, 44-9.75 4. Sean Buczek, 44-1.5 Shot Put 3. Ryan Lemke, 48-5.5 Javelin 2. David Silkman, 175-6 2016 Jim Duncan Invitational Des Moines, Iowa – Drake Stadium April 15-16, 2016 Drake Individual Women’s Results 5,000 Meters 1. Cassie Aerts, 17:43.32 3. Bailee Cofer, 17:51.35 3,000 Meter Steeplechase 13. Theresa McAlister, 14:30.30 Long Jump 2. Kayla Bell, 19-0 4. Taryn Rolle, 18-1 Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

CATHAL MacSUIBHNE’S GAA DIARY: MIXED BAG FOR DONEGAL AFTER FIRST OUTING

first_img“Five long months have passed since humiliation in Croke Park but the New Year brings new hope to all counties and today, players and supporters alike were glad to be back in action.Cathal MacSuibhneThe result didn’t go to plan but they generally don’t for Donegal at this time of year so nothing much to worry about there.We’ve become used to battles with the Red Hand over the past few years and again the game’s two eminent minds patrolled the sidelines at O’Donnell Park. It was Mickey Harte who won the battle of wits as his charges reacted to and bettered the home side’s tactics and were deserving winners. Jim McGuinness will be more concerned with the wars of Summer rather than battles in January. Donegal started brightly in what was a good contest throughout considering the poor underfoot conditions and the fact that McKenna Cup fare can be sloppy at the best of times.What was clear straight away was the amount of time Donegal have spent on the training field concocting ways to win primary possession from their own kickouts. Key to Dublin’s All-Ireland win last September was the ability of Stephen Cluxton to find his men on his restarts and it was particularly evident in the final against Mayo. While Durcan isn’t in the same league as Dublin captain Cluxton, his low trajectory missiles are a hugely important part of Donegal’s artillery, especially when Neil Gallagher is unavailable.Donegal’s plan today was based on their two midfielders, Rory Kavanagh and Odhran MacNiallais, along with the two wing forwards, Gary McFadden and Marty Reilly, bunching at centrefield before a pair broke to either side; if their runs weren’t followed Durcan was expected to find his player. If the run was covered then Michael Murphy, stationed at centre forward when Durcan had the ball on his tee, would make a late run into the space vacated by the quartet and he picked up plenty possession in the first half from this tactic.It was working well but once Harte got talking to his charges at the break the possession dried up. This is the manager after all who deciphered Armagh’s 2002 All-Ireland winning kick-out strategy, thus helping his own troops to the Holy Grail the following year. Harte instructed his middle four to follow their runners while the ever impressive Tyrone full back Conor Clarke was well out in front of Murphy for kick-outs, allowing him to block the Glenswilly man’s runs where possible. In truth, Tyrone today looked as they always do – comfortable in possession, eager to work and, when chances came their way, clinical. Harte has the unique ability to fit new, upcoming players seamlessly into his setup and this was conveyed today by the last of the McGuigan brother’s to make their inter-county bow, Shay.For the time Donegal were on top in the first half, they took some excellent scores and the attacks from deep we’ve become accustomed to in the McGuinness era were working well. Eamon McGee, playing at full back, got a wonderful score after gathering possession on his own 21yard line before galloping up field and finishing a move that involved Reilly, Colm McFadden and Dermot Molloy.The hosts’ dominance wasn’t showing on the scoreboard and their cause wasn’t helped by Murphy’s penalty miss – this after failing to convert a penalty against the same side in Omagh last year. Credit must go to Niall Morgan who produced a fantastic save down low to his right.Michael soon made amends though; after a delicious pick-up on the run, he bore down on goal and fired a bullet into the same corner that his penalty attempt had targeted – there was no stopping this one.The captain repeated his pick-up trick early in the second half as he hoisted a fine point over the black spot while under pressure from his marker Clarke. Murphy though was the only Donegal player to register in the second half (0-2) and the game soon got away from the men sporting their new green and (predominantly) gold jerseys. Leo McLoone brought his good form from the recent challenge games into today’s match in his centre back role. This was the role Jim had initially planned for Leo back in 2011 and he was excelling in the role at the time, most notably against today’s opposition in a league game in Healy Park that year, but a nasty ankle fracture put paid to those plans. Plan B back then wasn’t too bad though, a certain Mr Lacey becoming Footballer of the Year in the No 6 jersey a year later. Whether McLoone stays there remains to be seen but it’s quite likely he will for the league, with Lacey being moved to wing back or possibly fulfilling a wing forward berth when he regains fitness.Bar the kickouts and Leo’s positioning, Jim didn’t provide much more new material in today’s game. The team have not gone down the Dublin/Mayo route of engaging the opposition higher up the pitch at their 45m line; instead Donegal stay on their own ‘45’ and try to dispossess and counter attack from there.Every All-Ireland winning team is mimicked by all the other teams the following year – we saw that ourselves last year – but aside from putting more emphasis on primary possession from kick-outs McGuinness wont be taking too much from the Dublin blueprint.For all the talk of black cards over the Winter we only saw one shown today and that was to Eunan’s man, Kavanagh. Seeing a game in action illustrates the ‘deliberate’ ingredient in the new rules – only when a referee is certain that one of the black card category fouls has been committed deliberately can he brandish his notebook. So it may not have that big an effect on inter-county games, aside from the few controversial calls that will inevitably be made. It will be the club players the length and breadth of the country that will really feel the full force of the new rules. Kavanagh’s midfield partner MacNiallais can be happy with his day’s work and the Gaoth Dobhair youngster will be looking to nail down a starting place for the league somewhere amongst the middle eight. His dainty left foot compliments his wonderful vision and on today’s showing he is a good option for McGuinness as a deep lying playmaker. His club form in the past shows too that he’s well able to get on the scoreboard which makes him an even greater asset should he be needed further forward.So all in all it was the proverbial game of two halves for Donegal – promising and encouraging in the first but outfought and out thought in the second. That’s what these games are all about though, finding out what is working, what isn’t and how to remedy those facets of play.Next stop Athletic Grounds this day week.CATHAL MacSUIBHNE’S GAA DIARY: MIXED BAG FOR DONEGAL AFTER FIRST OUTING was last modified: January 5th, 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:Cathal MacSuibhnedonegalGAA diarylast_img read more

THE BASE ENTERPRISE CENTRE OFFERING ‘FREE’ OFFICE SPACE FOR SPRING

first_imgThe BASE Enterprise centre is located in the heart of County Donegal and is the ideal venue for you to conduct all your business needs.With high speed broadband, Wi Fi, meeting rooms, training facilities, free parking and helpful support staff it really is ‘a great place for your business’. If you need a place to work with flexible arrangements and all the services listed on the poster above then call in to The BASE and see what it can do for you.Why not try it out for ONE day and see what THE BASE can offer you and your business.It could potentially be the new home for your business.The BASE Enterprise Centre, Railway Road, Stranorlar. Co Donegal Tel: 07491 90909Email: manager@thebaseenterprise.iewww.thebaseenterprise.ie THE BASE ENTERPRISE CENTRE OFFERING ‘FREE’ OFFICE SPACE FOR SPRING was last modified: April 14th, 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:BusinessEnterprise CentreFeaturesfreenewsSpring OfferThe Baselast_img read more

Warriors’ Draymond Green listed as probable vs. Hornets

first_imgSo there you have it. Green sprained his left ankle in the Warriors’ loss to the Houston Rockets on Saturday at Oracle Arena after … CHARLOTTE, N.C. — After moving around the court without any noticeable limitations with a sprained left ankle on Sunday, Draymond Green offered reassurances to Warriors coach Steve Kerr about his health.“How should we list you?” Kerr inquired for when the Warriors (42-17) play the Charlotte Hornets (28-31) on Monday.“Probable,” Green answered.last_img

Ayesha Curry dishes on her first date with Stephen: a ’98 Astro van and the wax museum

first_imgShow of hands if you’d be comfortable having your life companion share details about your first date.On national TV.Thankfully, Stephen Curry wasn’t allowed a vote before his wife Ayesha dropped by “Jimmy Kimmel Live” on Wednesday.After a little shop talk — Ayesha’s new TV show “Family Food Fight” (“Nobody is actually throwing food”), and Steph’s mood in the wake of the Warriors’ recent loss in the NBA Finals (“The mood right now looks like sloping greens, and 9-irons and driver”) — Kimmel …last_img

Virtual Database Consolidates Search Across Distributed Heterogeneous Databases

first_imgThis week Dynatrek, Formtek’s partner in Japan was featured in one of Tokyo’s top financial newspapers.  Dynatrek has a unique patented technique for performing very high performance searches across heterogeneous distributed databases.  Here is the original article and my very rough English translation of it.Congratulations Joji-san! Effective Use of Existing DataBy Joji Saeki, CEO Dynatrek CorporationDynatrek (headquartered in Chiyoda-ku of Tokyo Japan, 30 million yen capitalization, 7 employees) develops and sells a data search integration tool called Dynatrek that uses a virtual database technology.  In December, 1999 the company was established and the Dynatrek product was announced. Throughout all of Japan there are 10 companies using the product.  Among banking and investment companies, the product is used at the Mitsubishi-Tokyo UFJ Bank branch office in Kyobashi and at the Mitsui Sumitomo Bank branch office in Ginza.“While I was doing System Consulting primarily for government agencies, in 1991 during the Gulf War, it was necessary to very quickly extract specific data from the Japan trade insurance data.  But it was determined that it was very difficult to do that kind of processing with the existing systems, so I undertook some research and development towards solving the problem.  What this project led to was new technology that made it possible to integrate data in real time from across multiple distributed systems and make it possible to perform searches as if it were a single unified database.  About half of the users today are in Japanese financial companies, and we expect to add more users in the financial sector going forward,” Saeki said.“Japanese IT in financial institutions is lagging the world.  It is necessary to build systems that are based on global trends.  Further, it is urgent to put to practical use the already existing data found in many huge system,” he hinted. ???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????UFJ???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????IT?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????last_img read more

Japan stun Uruguay in thrilling international friendly

first_imgJapan made it three wins out of three under new coach Hajime Moriyasu with a thrilling 4-3 victory over Uruguay in a friendly on Tuesday night in Saitama.Inspired by 24-year-old playmaker Shoya Nakajima and forward Takumi Minamino, who finished the night with a brace, Japan stunned Oscar Tabarez’s side, who are ranked fifth in the world.Japan, ranked 54th, continued on from their 3-0 victory over Panama on Friday with a vibrant attacking display involving many of the younger players Moriyasu has brought in since taking over after the 2018 World Cup.Starting with Minamino, 23, Ritsu Doan, 20, and Nakajima as three attacking midfielders behind Yuya Osako, Japan played a brand of football that Uruguay struggled to cope with.The trio only had nine caps between them coming into the night. But Salzburg’s Minamino started the scoring after 10 minutes, wriggling past Uruguay captain Diego Godin with a clever turn and drilling his shot into the top corner past keeper Fernando Muslera.Uruguay lacked fluidity throughout the first-half, leaving striker Edinson Cavani isolated up front without his strike partner Luis Suarez, who missed this match because his wife is due to give birth.Their best chances came from set-pieces and after Japan goalkeeper Masaaki Higashiguchi had saved well once from Godin’s header, it was PSV Eindhoven’s Gaston Pereiro who scored following another floated Uruguay free kick on 28 minutes.Japan reclaimed the lead less than 10 minutes later after Nakajima’s shot was parried into the path of Yuya Osako. The Werder Bremen forward had been largely wasteful until that point but buried his finish to give Japan a 2-1 lead heading into the break.advertisementUruguay equalized for a second time when Cavani took advantage of a misguided back pass from Japan defender Genta Miura to round Higashiguchi and score his 46th goal for his country on 57 minutes.However, Japan roared back just two minutes later through 20-year-old Ritsu Doan’s neat finish before Minamino claimed his second from another Muslera rebound.The goal was his fourth in just five appearances for Japan.The drama was not over, however, as Uruguay substitute Jonathan Rodriguez pulled a goal back on 75 minutes to set up a nervy finish for Moriyasu’s team.However, the Japanese held on in front of an exuberant home crowd to keep up their 100 percent record under Moriyasu and hand Uruguay their second loss on the bounce, following a 2-1 defeat in South Korea on Friday.last_img read more