Rebels squeak out win in Game one of KIJHL Final

first_imgIn the second the Knights kept on coming, out shooting the Rebels 16-4 but it was Travis Wellman scoring his seventh of the playoffs evening the game at 1-1 with a goal late in the frame.The goal inspired the home side, which came on flying in the third.Not only did the Rebels own most of the play with a 11-5 shot advantage, but the home team got the winner by Diego Bartlett early in the final period.Jordan Gluck backstopped the Rebels the rest of the way to secure the win.North Okanagan out shot the Rebels 28-23 in the game.ICE CHIPS: The game attracted only 446 fans to the Castlegar Arena Complex for the league final. . . . The KIJHL used the NHL style two-referee system for the contest with Mike Paige and T. Hawthorne calling the game. . . .Castlegar last played a week ago in Golden while the Knights had to go seven games before ousting Osoyoos Coyotes Sunday in Armstrong. The Castlegar Rebels shook off a little rust to steal a 2-1 victory over the North Okanagan Knights in Game one of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Final Tuesday night in the Sunflower City.Game two of the best-of-seven series goes Wednesday back in Castlegar before the series shifts to Armstrong for Games three and four, Friday and Saturday.Despite being well rested after putting away the Golden Rockets six days ago, it was the visiting Knights scoring first on the power play when Mac Ferner beat Jordan Gluck shortside to open the scoring.last_img read more

Photo tour of the new Fort St. John Hospital and Minister Coleman had the opportunity to tour the new Fort St. John Hospital and Residential Care facility currently under construction.  Have a look at the photos below.For more on the project, click here – Advertisement –last_img

BC sending Forest Firefighters to help in Alberta

first_imgKAMLOOPS, B.C. – The Province of B.C. will send 267 wildfire personnel to Alberta to help with firefighting efforts.Firefighters and support staff will start arriving on Wednesday and Thursday and will be deployed as needed in the Province.Of the people being sent, the majority will be firefighters which include the following:two hundred and thirty firefighters (consisting of 10 initial attack crews and 10 unit crews)three agency representativesa 19-person incident management teamfourteen supervisors- Advertisement -The request for assistance was made through the Canadian Interagency Forest Fire Centre, which co-ordinates the mutual sharing of firefighting resources between B.C. and other jurisdictions. All associated costs are covered by the jurisdiction that requested the resources.Considering the current and forecasted fire situation in British Columbia, sufficient personnel and resources remain in the province to respond appropriately to any fire activity here. Crews can be deployed out-of-province for up to 19 days, but can be recalled at any time.The BC Wildfire Service recognizes the importance of sharing firefighting resources given the invaluable assistance Alberta has provided to B.C. during the last two wildfire seasons, which were the worst in the province’s history.Advertisementlast_img read more

‘Newcastle need more Geordies!’ – Ginola urges Magpies to go back to their roots

first_imgFormer Newcastle United star David Ginola has urged the club to rediscover it’s ‘roots’ and ‘tradition’ by bringing more Geordies to the club.At present, midfielder Jack Colback and defender Steven Taylor are the only Tyneside-based players in the Magpies’ first-team.And Ginola told talkSPORT that, during his time at St James’ Park, having a number of born-and-bred Geordies in the dressing room was key to helping other players settle and perform for their passionate fans.Speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, the Frenchman said: “Newcastle need stability. There have been too many managers, too many people involved and most of the time wrong people.“I think Newcastle need to bring in some very interesting Geordies!“When I was playing for Newcastle we have three or four Geordie guys in the dressing room, and they made sure we all understood what playing for Newcastle United and living in the city meant.“At historic clubs like Newcastle, it’s all about roots. It’s all about tradition.”Newcastle face rock-bottom side Aston Villa on Saturday in what is likely to be a make-or-break game for their great escape hopesGinola previously told talkSPORT that relegation to the Championship was likely, but that it could present the club a chance to ‘start from scratch’ and build a better team for the future.However, after beating Crystal Palace to move a point above the bottom-three last weekend, the Frenchman believes they now have a great chance to stay up.Though he still reiterated his view that the club needs to ‘rebuild from the ashes’ and not merely ‘refurbish’ what they already have if they want to avoid another basement battle next season.“If you want to rebuild a place, you have two options ,” Ginola added.“You either go back to the foundation and start all over again, rebuild from ashes , or create from what you’ve got, you refurbish.“But I don’t want to see Newcastle just refurbish. I want them to smash the whole place down and start from scratch.“If you then build the foundation, the walls and the roof, it will be more solid and more consistent.”last_img read more


first_imgFormer Kerry player Pat Spillane has said Kerry are five years behind Donegal and won’t win the All-Ireland title.Spillane has been a vocal critic of Donegal over the years, and just a fortnight ago accused Rory Gallagher’s side of being the masters of the dark arts in the GAA. However, Spillane said Kerry are currently five years behind Donegal, but was speaking in relation to the defensive systems adopted by both counties.Writing in his weekly column in The Sunday World, Spillane lamented Kerry for adopting the much maligned ‘defensive blanket’ now implemented by the vast majority of inter-county teams.However, he said their defensive set-up was a shambles in their MFC win over Tipperary, and that they are five years behind Donegal in developing a good defensive system – and ten years behind Tyrone.He believes Kerry won’t win the All-Ireland title because they lack pace in the middle third required to match Dublin, and that quite simply defensively they’re not good enough. Spillane wrote, “Fitzmaurice has decided that deploying a blanket defence strategy is the key to sorting out Kerry’s defence and launching a successful bid to secure the All-Ireland title.“I take issue with the strategy because Kerry are three years behind Dublin, five years behind Donegal and more than a decade behind Tyrone in terms of developing an effective blanket defensive system.“They don’t have the pace Dublin have, and they’re not able to counter-attack like Donegal do – at times during their facile win over Tipperary their defensive system was a shambles.” “KERRY ARE FIVE YEARS BEHIND DONEGAL AND WON’T WIN ALL-IRELAND” – PAT SPILLANE was last modified: July 12th, 2016 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:GAAnewsPat SpillaneSportlast_img read more

Thibaut Courtois will ‘definitely’ leave Chelsea this summer, talkSPORT told

first_img Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father 4 Jones worked alongside Thierry Henry under Belgium manager Martinez He has now left his international role to become Darren Moore’s assistant at West Brom, the Championship side, where he will work alongside lesser players than those he has spent the last two years coaching.Jones has helped manage a team including numerous stars of the Premier League, including Kevin De Bruyne, Eden Hazard and Romelu Lukaku, of Manchester City, Chelsea and Manchester United respectively, while Thibaut Courtois won the Golden Glove award at the World Cup for being the tournament’s best goalkeeper. Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti LATEST 4 “With Eden I don’t know,” Jones said when pressed their respective futures.“Contractually he’s a Chelsea player, but he’s another who had a fantastic World Cup and could play for any team in the world.“Again, Alderweireld’s contract is running down. Toby is a great boy and an excellent footballer, and I think he’s one of those boys that whoever he plays for, he will be focused and will give everything he’s got.“So we’ll have to wait and see.” moving on 4 TOP WORK targets Alderweireld has been expected to leave Spurs since being dropped by manager Mauricio Pochettino last season Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland RANKED targets Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing Hazard has suggested it could be time for him to leave Chelsea Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Courtois won the Golden Glove for his displays in Russia REVEALED Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? Thibaut Courtois will definitely leave Chelsea before the transfer window closes, according to former Belgium assistant coach Graeme Jones.Jones, 48, was part of Roberto Martinez’s coaching team at this summer’s World Cup, having previously worked alongside the Spaniard at Swansea, Wigan then Everton. Latest transfer news three-way race The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star 4 Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Real Madrid have been attempting to sign Courtois this summer, with the 26-year-old keen on returning to Spain’s capital, and Jones has offered his opinion on the potential transfer after being in close contact with the glovesman for large portions of the past few months.Asked by talkSPORT if he can see Courtois leaving, Jones replied: “I think definitely in Thibaut’s case. The former has also been linked with a move to the Bernabeu, while the latter has been a long-term target of Manchester United’s. IN DEMAND LIVING THE DREAM Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer “He’s got under a year left [on his contract] now, and I can only see him moving if I’m being honest.“He’s obviously won the Golden Glove at the World Cup, and he had a fantastic tournament.“I think he’ll move on.“Courtois’ Chelsea team-mate Eden Hazard and Toby Alderweireld, the Tottenham defender, are two other Belgium stars who could be on the move before the transfer window closes later this month.last_img read more


first_imgThe Summer Reading Programmes in Central Library Letterkenny and Leabharlann Phobail Gaoth Dobhair, Na Doire Beaga kick off this year in an extra special way.Niall De Burca, famed international storyteller will launch the programmes on Wednesday 3rd of July at 11am in Central Library and at 2pm in Leabharlann Phobail Gaoth Dobhair with sessions of magical storytelling for children.This year the Summer Reading Programmes in both libraries celebrate European folk and fairy tales and are sponsored by the Europe Direct information Centre, Donegal & Gaeltacht. The Centre provides information and advice on all aspects of the European Union as well as hosting a varied annual programme of events.Join us on Wednesday 3rd July for a truly magical start to our libraries Summer Reading Programmes. All are welcome to these free events.See or contact Central Library 074 91 24950; Leabharlann Phobail Gaoth Dobhair 074 95 60862.   ‘BOOK’ YOURSELF IN FOR A SPECIAL SUMMER READING PROGRAMME was last modified: June 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:librarySummer Reading Programmelast_img read more

Volleyball Wins Two Matches To Open The Mizzou Invitational

first_imgStory Links Full Schedule Roster Print Friendly Version vs. TAMU CC – Box Score (PDF) Preview vs. Ohio – Box Score (PDF) vs. Ohio – Box Score (HTML) Next Game:center_img Live Stats at Missouri 9/15/2018 – 2:30 p.m. COLUMBIA, Mo. – The Drake University volleyball team collected a pair of wins Friday during the first day of the Mizzou Invitational in Columbia, Mo. The Bulldogs opened the day by coming from behind to defeat Ohio, 3-2, and cruised past Texas A&M-Corpus Christi in the afternoon, 3-0, for the team’s 11th win of the season.Drake (11-1) defeated Ohio by set scores of 14-25, 25-23, 25-20, 18-25, 15-8, and rolled past TAMU CC, 25-23, 25-20, 25-19.Senior Grace Schofield (Mundelein, Ill.) led Drake with 28 kills on the afternoon and 17 digs while Gillian Gergen (Janesville, Iowa) added 17 kills on .317 hitting with four blocks. Kylee Macke (Ankeny, Iowa) anchored the defense with 32 digs for a 4.0 digs per set average on the afternoon.Schofield recorded 16 of her kills in the five-set match against Ohio while Emily Plock (Altoona, Iowa) added 12 kills on 22 attempts as the Bulldogs were held to .139 hitting overall after hitting .074 and .086 in the opening sets.Ohio closed the fourth set on a 9-2 run fueled by six Drake errors to tie the match at 2-2. The Bulldogs responded by capitalizing on Bobcat errors to create an 8-3 lead to open the fifth set that Ohio would not challenge for the remainder of the set to give Drake its first experience and win in a five-set match this season.The Bulldogs, who have won 33 of the 39 sets they have played this season returned to their habit of 3-set wins against Texas A&M Corpus Christi. The Bulldogs hit .276 to comfortably defeat the Islanders with four hitters converting at a .250 or better clip. Gergen led that parade with a career-high 11 kills on 19 attempts and just one error. Drake faced a 17-12 deficit in the first set before Caitlyn Smith’s (Marion, Iowa) serving keyed a 10-1 run to give the Bulldogs a 22-18 lead and eventual 25-23 win in the set. Drake used a similar 6-0 run in the second set to break a stalemate and push towards the 25-20 win and never trailed in the third set to dispatch the Islanders in three sets.The Bulldogs play their final match at the Mizzou Invitational Saturday, Sept. 15 against the hosts, Missouri. First serve is set for 2:30 p.m. CDT and will be broadcast on the SEC Network+. SEC Network+ Watch Live vs. TAMU CC – Box Score (HTML) last_img read more

How Darwin Storytelling Permeates Society

first_img(Visited 574 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 Everywhere you go, you get Darwin Just-So Stories. You can’t travel or read the newspaper without them.The BBBB (Big Brother Bearded Buddha) is the totalitarian dictator of science. His doctrine is never questioned. Whatever you observe in nature, “it evolved” according to the Stuff Happens Law (i.e., natural selection). No alternative explanations are ever given a hearing, because they have all been expelled. When society’s doctors, teachers, park rangers and tour guides have all been steeped in the teachings of Charlie & Charlie (i.e., Lyell & Darwin) since their youth, that’s all they know. They have also been trained to mock ‘creationists’ and Darwin doubters vehemently in knee-jerk fashion. Just look what happens whenever a politician meekly professes belief in God as Creator. The BM (Big Media) go nuts in mockery of anyone who does not bow the knee to BS (Big Science) that, despite its creationary origin, has sold out to Darwin. For a politician, it could be a career-limiting move.Few are the reporters who can look at a Darwin just-so story logically, and show that it is just silly.Here’s a recent example from a local Sunday paper (30 Sept 2018). A reader asks a question, and a local Darwin priest (in this case, Keith Roach, M.D., a contributing editor to the paper) is ready with his storybook. There is always one answer: Whatever exists, it evolved. Even in the case of private parts, no intelligent design can be claimed.There is a question that has intrigued me for years: What is the purpose of underarm and pubic hair? I guess, for that matter, what is the purpose of any body hair, and hair on your head?ANSWER: Hair provides protection from the sun, and regulates body temperature. Many evolutionary biologists believe our distant ancestors began losing most body hair when we began walking upright.Axillary (underarm) and pubic hair are thought to be conserved [against natural selection] because they reduce friction, wick moisture away from the skin, and provide a small degree of protection and as part of sexual selection, possibly due to pheromones, hormones that act outside the body to attract others.Notice that the reader asked about the purpose of something. Does Darwinism know anything about purpose? The doctor acknowledges several good functions for hair, but attributes them all to evolution. Why not thank our Maker, that He thought of everything for our comfort? Oh, but that would be religious! That would be a denial of science! Silence! Bring in the “evolutionary biologists” bearing the imprimatur, and let them give the official ‘scientific’ version of what happened. The priests of Darwin close their eyes, envisioning deep time. They see unknown apes turning into humans, climbing out of the trees. The beings stand upright. Their hair falls off. At least, most of it falls off. Darwin has been vindicated again!How silly is Dr Roach’s story? Let us count the ways.How do you get purpose out of a purposeless process?What does walking upright have to do with loss of body hair? Nothing. Naked mole rats crawl underground. Pigs have very thin body hair, but walk on all fours. Meerkats stand upright often, but have body hair all over. Humans actually have body hair almost all over their skin, even on the smooth parts, but much of it is short, thin, and nearly invisible (vellus hair).Gorillas spend little time in the trees. Why didn’t they lose their body hair, if this is a law of nature?Why would blind evolution not ‘conserve’ the very thing—hair—that regulates our body temperature and provides protection from the sun?Because of the ‘cost of fitness,’ every hominid who kept its body hair had to die.If hair loss was a consequence of human evolution, why do males have beards and more body hair than females? Are they less fit?What hairy female hominid would date a naked male? Wouldn’t she think it was weird? She would be repulsed by the freak.Is reducing friction so vastly important to human life as to require the death to all who lacked axillary and pubic hair?How many women are attracted to underarm BO?If underarm pheromones attract mates, why do we use deodorant?Dr Roach, please list all the mutations that were selected in this change from full hair to limited hair.If loss of body hair is such a good thing, why haven’t all mammals evolved into naked forms by now?Who cares what “many evolutionary biologists believe”? How many did he ask?Is Dr Roach aware of the criticisms of sexual selection among evolutionary biologists themselves? (e.g., 30-Jan-2016).Why not invite critics of Darwinism into this explanatory exercise?This is not an exhaustive list by any means. If a list like this were given print space in the newspaper, people would laugh out loud at the Darwin story after thinking about it. Instead, it gets passed off to a vulnerable public as “scientific explanation” giving the world “understanding” – thanks to Charles Darwin, the BBBB.A little thought shows that an evolutionist could explain anything by the same storytelling method. He can appeal to the same ‘mechanism’ of natural selection (in quotes, because it is not a mechanism at all, but a post-hoc rationalization) to explain opposite things: full body hair, and nakedness. Darwinian explanations are vacuous.If you look at the actual functions of even these mundane realities, you would come to a drastically different explanation: that whoever made us took great care and concern for our pleasure. He reduced the chafing in parts of the body that see skin-on-skin contact. He wicked away moisture in those parts, too. He made the human sexes distinct, each beautiful in their own way, to be attractive to one another. Even small benefits that do not necessarily increase survival were provided for, showing evidence of a loving, caring Creator.Of interest to men: Have you ever noticed that the two testicles are asymmetric on two axes? One hangs lower, and one is a little farther from the body. This asymmetry appears to reduce collisions, which could cause discomfort or pain during running and other activity. The Darwinian explanation would have us believe that every male without these small adaptations perished until they became established in the population. Doesn’t it make more sense to see that our Creator thought of everything, even small things that don’t appear to affect survival? Remember that in Darwinism, every tiny beneficial change, down to the level of the fold in every protein, had to happen by accident. Think of the trillions of beneficial mutations that would have to occur out of nowhere. Each one, furthermore, would have to be ‘selected’ far enough to predominate in the entire population of evolving humans, or they would evaporate. Dr Roach tries to have it both ways. He wants gradual mutation and selection to cause every change from ape-like ancestors, but he wants other things to be “conserved” against Darwin’s inexorable force. Until enough people see the fallacies in Darwinian stories, and rise up and laugh out loud, the nonsense will continue.last_img read more

Celebrities, media play Football Fridays

first_img1 December 2009With 2010 Fifa World Cup kick-off getting nearer by the day, celebrities and the media squared off in Tshwane/Pretoria on 27 November for the first Football Friday challenge match.Diski Dancers, followed Motsweding FM presenter Sammy “Fever” Mashabane, got the crowds warmed up at Sammy Marks Square as the organisers, Brand South Africa and the City of Tshwane, encouraged locals to get into the spirit of South Africa 2010.Click arrow to play slideshowSammy Fever, gospel singer Ndhivhuho Matumba, kwaito star Mzambiya and hip hop artist Sliquor were among those who lined up for the celebrity team, while Thabiso Mosia of Kaya FM, OG Molefe of the e-news TV channel, and Phillip Bruwer from the Rekord newspaper were among those who turned out for the media.The media team eventually emerged victorious after the game went to a penalty shoot-out.SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more