Goal-line stand preserves 23-18 victory for Our Glass, defending champion Castlegar Vikings hit win column

first_imgNelson Our Glass Ogs used a goal-line stand during the five-play rule to edge Steamshovel Brewers 23-18 in West Kootenay Flag Football League action Sunday afternoon at the Mount Sentinel High School Field.The win moves Our Glass into sole possession of second place in league standings with a 2-1 record. Dam Inn Mates, idle Sunday, lead the league with a 3-0 mark.In the other game, Castlegar Vikings moved into a three-way tie for third spot with a 48-6 victory over Trail Thundercats.Our Glass appeared to be down and out in the game against the Brewers.The Steamshovel held leads of 6-1 and 18-1 before the Ogs came roaring back, scoring 22 unanswered points.But it was the goal line stand that sealed the game as the Brewers moved the ball to the one-yard line thanks to a pass interference call, but no farther.Greg Kinnear, Steamshovel quarterback Steven Doyle, rushing for a TD, and Jon Francis scored majors for the Brewers.Mota on fire at the QB positionSteve Mota tossed five touchdown passes, three to Jason Trower, to lead the defending league champions to its first win of the season.Jaime Simpson, Carl Perepolkin and John Lloyd also scored majors.Lloyd, pitching relief for Mota, also connected for a pair of touchdowns.Trail’s lone TD was a 50-yard pass and run play from Cats’ pivot Colin Janzen to wide receiver Davin McKay. WKMFFL idle for Thanks for Giving WeekendThe West Kootenay Men’s Flag Football is idle to allow players to enjoy the Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend.The league resumes Sunday, October 16 with Nelson Our Glass Ogs meeting Castlegar Vikings at 11 a.m. and Trail Thundercats battling undefeated Dam Inn Mates at 1 p.m.sports@thenelsondaily.comlast_img read more

Galway Under 20 Team Named To Face Mayo

first_imgThe team features one survivor from the team who beat Mayoin the Connacht Final last year with Oughterard’s Matthew Tierney the onlyplayer left from last July’s win. Four of the starting fifteen played forGalway in the All-Ireland Minor Final last year in Jonathan McGrath, jamesMcLaughlin, Nathan Granger and Tomo Culhane. The Galway team is…1              ConorFlaherty 2              JonathanMcGrath 3              SeánFitzgerald 4              JackGlynn5              CianMonahan 6              TonyGill 7              CathalSweeney 8              ConorRaftery 9              JamesMcLaughlin 10           AlanGreene 11           MatthewTierney 12           Paul Kelly13           NathanGrainger 14           TomoCulhane15           MatthewCooleyprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email The Galway U20 team to face Mayo in the ConnachtChampionship tomorrow has been named. last_img read more

Baseball: April 11 Scoreboard

first_imgThree Southland teams picked up conference wins Friday night via the shutout. Northwestern State and Southeastern Louisiana blanked McNeese State and UIW, respectively, by the scores of 3-0 while Nicholls silenced Central Arkansas 4-0. Other solid pitching performances included Lamar beating New Orleans 9-1, Oral Roberts beating Stephen F. Austin 11-1 and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi topping Houston Baptist 14-1. Rounding out Friday action was Sam Houston State defeating Abilene Christian 8-3.Northwestern State 3, McNeese State 0LAKE CHARLES, La. – One run in the seventh inning and two in the ninth was plenty for Adam Oller in a complete game shutout to force the Northwestern State baseball team in a three-way tie for first place in the Southland Conference with a 3-0 win over McNeese State Friday at Cowboy Diamond.  |  Northwestern Recap  |  McNeese RecapSoutheastern Louisiana 3, UIW 0HAMMOND, La. – Southeastern Louisiana right-handers Andro Cutura and Dylan Hills combined to pitch a five-hit shutout Friday against Incarnate Word, 3-0, in Southland Conference play at Pat Kenelly Diamond at Alumni Field.  |  Southeastern Recap  |  UIW RecapNicholls 4, Central Arkansas 0THIBODAUX, La. – The Nicholls State University baseball team blanked the University of Central Arkansas 4-0 in the series opener on Friday at Ray E. Didier Field behind opportunistic hitting and stifling defensive play.  |  Nicholls Recap  |  UCA RecapLamar 9, New Orleans 1BEAUMONT, Texas – Will Hibbs put together another strong start on the mound, and the Cardinal offense gave him plenty of support as the Lamar baseball team beat visiting New Orleans 9-1 at Vincent-Beck Stadium on Friday night.  |  Lamar Recap  |  UNO RecapOral Roberts 11, Stephen F. Austin 1NACOGDOCHES, Texas – For the second time this season, the Oral Roberts University baseball team opened a conference series with a mercy rule victory as the Golden Eagles defeated Stephen F. Austin on the road 11-1 on Friday.  |  ORU Recap  |  SFA RecapTexas A&M-Corpus Christi 14, Houston Baptist 1HOUSTON, Texas – The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi baseball team saw its offense explode in its series opener with Houston Baptist, as they picked up a 14-1 run-rule victory in seven innings Friday at Husky Field to snap a three-game losing streak.  |  A&M-Corpus Christi Recap  |  HBU RecapSam Houston State 8, Abilene Christian 3HUNTSVILLE, Texas – Shortstop Corey Toups hit a pair of home runs behind Jason Simms’ solid start on the mound to lead Sam Houston to an 8-3 win over Abilene Christian at Don Sanders Stadium Friday. The two teams will play a doubleheader Saturday starting at 4:00 p.m.  |  Sam Houston Recap  |  ACU Recaplast_img read more

McNeese State Sweeps Southland Men’s Track and Field Weekly Honors

first_imgHonorable Mention: Ben Clark, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. Men’s Field Athlete of the Week – Kartavius Hamilton, McNeese StateHamilton set a personal record with a first-place leap of 24 feet, 9.75 inches in the long jump Saturday at the Cowboy Relays. The junior from Colfax, La. (Grant H.S.), now holds the third-best mark in the nation for the long jump and his leap is the top mark in the Southland this season. Hamilton helped the Cowboys to finish second in the home meet. Men’s Track Athlete of the Week – 4×800-Meter Relay Team (Oliver James, Brock Moreaux, Finlay Murray and Bryson Skinner), McNeese StateMcNeese State’s 4×800-meter relay team comprising of Oliver James, Brock Moreaux, Finlay Murray and Bryson Skinner shattered the school record with a time of 7:50.70 to capture first place in the event at the Cowboy Relays in Lake Charles Saturday. James is a sophomore from Sunderland, England, while Moreaux is a senior from Delcambre, La. (Delcambre H.S.). Murray and Skinner are both freshmen as Murray hails from Tain, Scotland. Honorable Mention: Valentinas Rudys, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi; Deion Hardy, UIW.center_img FRISCO, Texas – McNeese State’s 4×800-meter relay team of Oliver James, Brock Moreaux, Finlay Murray and Bryson Skinner were selected Southland Conference Men’s Track Athletes of the Week while junior Kartavius Hamilton was named field athlete of the week, the league announced Wednesday. Each school’s sports information director nominates and votes for the athletes of the week, though is not permitted to vote for his or her own student-athlete. To receive honorable mention, an athlete must receive votes from 25 percent of the Southland sports information directors.last_img read more

Iconic Nigerian player and manager Keshi dies aged 54

first_imgFormer Nigeria defender Stephen Keshi, who won the African Nations Cup as both a player and a coach, died of a suspected heart attack on Wednesday, the country’s football association has confirmed.The 54-year-old coached Nigeria to the Nations Cup title in South Africa in 2013, 19 years after lifting the trophy as a player, only the second man after Egypt’s Mahmoud El-Gohary to achieve the feat.Keshi is regarded an iconic figure in a golden generation of Nigerian players that includes Finidi George, Rashidi Yekini, Jay-Jay Okocha, Samson Siasia, Daniel Amokachi and Sunday Oliseh, captaining the team at the 1994 World Cup in the USA.During a 20-year playing career, Keshi had spells in France and Belgium, most notably for Anderlecht, and also in the US during the Sacramento Scorpions’ brief existence in the mid-1990s.He found almost instant success as a coach, leading Togo to surprise qualification for the 2006 World Cup, one of three spells in charge of the side. He also had a two-year stint with Mali.He took over the Nigeria national team in 2011 and while overseeing an overhaul of the squad, took a young team to the continental title two years later.Despite a strong showing at the World Cup in Brazil in which the side lost in the second round to France, Keshi did not have his contract renewed, though he did later return to lead the team on a match-by-match basis.His tenure with the team was finally ended in July last year.Keshi’s wife Kate died last December after a three-year battle with cancer. The couple had four children.last_img read more

The bitter fruits of discontent and resentment

first_imgResentment can stir up a spirit of seeing yourself as a victim threatened by a person who instills doubt or fear. His or her opinion of you may infect you with a low self- image, a lie about yourself that blinds you to your true identity. The one you resent robs you of your freedom and inner peace, and makes you a discontented person. Nagging discontent, in turn, can create an inner emptiness.Envy has been defined as the desire of that which isn’t yours, and the begrudging of the individual who really possesses it. And the object of the coveted possession may not be merely material possessions, but could cover a wide-ranging cornucopia of desirability: such as good looks, a job, academic achievements, social popularity, ability to overcome difficult circumstances and advance despite inhibiting constraints, among a plethora of others.The twin sins of envy and covetousness have destroyed many relationships, and laid waste to lives and the quality of life of those victimised because of the greed, envy and covetousness of others.According to philosopher and student of human behaviour, Lansing, “covetousness is the desire of that which is not yours, and is presently unattainable as it belongs to someone else or lies outside of your ability to get.” But he should have clarified “… to get except by nefarious or criminal means.”Commenting on the negative emotion of jealousy, Lansing posits: “People get envious in a relationship once they really feel that someone else is trying to destroy, steal, or take over that romantic relationship. A lady will get jealous when she thinks her guy is spending as much time with, or around, an additional woman. A man will get jealous when he sees an additional guy flirting with his girlfriend or wife.”Victims of those who are covetous, envious and/or jealous often revert to defensive emotion, which seeks to protect the victimised individual from the actions of those who do not choose to suppress their negative emotional traits. Some become depressed and withdraw into themselves, while others react in multiple other ways, sometimes even leading to violence.In the biblical Book of Proverbs, jealousy is deemed as ‘the rage of a man’. Those who possess the negative emotional traits of envy, jealousy and covetousness are often irrational, and most times act with vindictiveness and spitefulness toward their victims. The psychological attachment to things coveted, and the envy of the possessor by the covetous, can have dire consequences, and afflict the object of desire as well as dependents; such as the instance of a spurned lover burning down the house of a woman, who is cremated alive with her children. Thus these emotions can become lethal if acted upon.A blog on the page of the popular Greg Gardner posits: “Covetousness will be the emotional desire for, and attachment to, something that isn’t yours and is presently unattainable. The Bible clearly forbids us to covet our neighbour’s wife. Once we allow a psychological attachment and desire for someone which has reserved himself or herself to another person, we’re strolling on a very treacherous floor.“You can say that it’s covetousness that produces envy. When a partner starts to covet an existence outside of his relationship, he is certain to provoke his spouse to jealousy. When a lady starts to covet a man currently married, she will provoke that man’s spouse to jealousy.“Covetousness is a signal of discontent. If you are beginning to appear outside your marriage for a happy existence, plainly you have to get assistance with your relationship. This discontent often provokes other people to jealousy, which only compounds the problem.”Discontent with one’s lot could be a precipitator for striving for enhancement of one’s life and lifestyle; or it could induce one to harm the object of their desire; or to wrest the coveted article by violent or criminal means.Rancorous feelings toward someone emanating from envy and/or jealousy of that person, or greed and covetousness for the possessions of someone else, can lead to situations of conflict that could very well be avoided, if one tries to be content with his/her lot and endeavour for their own upward mobility through their own efforts.Envy, greed, jealousy, covetousness are bitter fruits of discontent that could poison one’s entire life, inhibit one’s capacity for enjoyment of their life, and dampen the zeal to achieve to one’s optimum potential for personal growth and development. Even worse, the innocent victims of their desires are the collateral damage of their egomania and psychoses.last_img read more

Peace River Regional District board erupts after inappropriate comment

first_imgA list of 17 “derelict” cars was ordered to be removed from the property by August 10, 2011.On August 5, 2011, the office of bylaw enforcement received a letter from Mr. Lundquist, requesting an appearance before the board on September 22. He then changed the date to October 13, and again tried to change the date to November 24. In a letter to Mr. Lundquist, the Regional District deemed this “unacceptable” and gave him an option of two dates in October, threatening to remove the vehicles if he chose not to appear. Lundquist claims he has been “hassled and threatened” by the District, and says the vehicles are not derelict. He says they only need minor repairs to be operational, but it’s been six months to a year since any of them have been run. Regardless of their condition, Lundquist argues that it’s his property and he can do want he wants with it.- Advertisement – “This is my property, on my property; it belongs to me.” The property, at 7087-255 Rd. Baldonnel, is currently a C-2 general commercial zone, as it’s intended to be turned into a flea market. Lundquist says he’s continually being interfered with, including complaints about parking on the road. He’s now working on developments as requested.Advertisement But the conversation turned for the worse after PRRD Chair Karen Goodings ended the discussion once no more directors were lined up to speak. Lundquist told the board he felt the way actions were taken was “uncivil” by “stuffing it down your throat”. “What you have been doing… is promoting a Nazi operation.” His comment infuriated the board and many directors loudly called for that to be the end of his time. Despite the agenda moving forward, Lundquist remained at the table until the next break was called, over 15 minutes later. As Lundquist did not ask for council for any action, the PRRD “has no choice” but to remove the vehicles in accordance with Bylaw No. 1892.Advertisementlast_img read more

Japantown’s centennial could become swan song

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO – As organizers prepared for the centennial of the nation’s oldest Japanese-American community, some worried that Japantown’s birthday bash could become its memorial service. The excitement surrounding the festivities was quickly overshadowed by news that three-quarters of the real estate in the historic San Francisco neighborhood, which grew from the ashes of the 1906 earthquake, had been sold amid weak revenue and lagging tourism. Beverly Hills-based 3D Investments, which agreed earlier this year to buy two hotels and two malls from Osaka, Japan-based Kintetsu Enterprises of America, has not publicly disclosed its plans. A representative did not return calls for comment. The fear in the Japanese-American community is that 3D could push out family-run businesses in favor of big-box retailers and write the final chapter in the neighborhood’s slow decline. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event“Absolutely it could have a devastating effect on the community,” said Paul Osaki, executive director of Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California. Others say 3D’s ownership presents an opportunity to revitalize the area’s dated architecture. “It needs a lot of work,” said Richard Hashimoto, president of the Japantown Merchants Association. “And that’s one of the things 3D is willing to do – buy the property and invest $10 million, $20 million renovating it.” With its modernist pagoda and pedestrian thoroughfare lined with noodle and sushi restaurants, Japantown was once a big tourist destination. But it has nearly fallen off the map since major traffic routes into the area were closed and aging buildings made it less appealing in a city brimming with must-see attractions. “They don’t come by the busloads anymore,” said Rosalyn Tonai, executive director of the National Japanese American Historical Society. “They’re individual tourists, and even then, they’d rather go to other attractions, like Alcatraz.” Hashimoto notes a 60 percent decline in business over the past three years alone. So it came as no real surprise that when Kintetsu announced in December it would sell off the hotels and malls that anchor the neighborhood. “What makes this really emotional for the community is, it’s not the first time large parcels of land were taken out of our control,” Osaki said. Longtime residents recall the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II, and the city’s 1960s urban renewal sweep, which led to the eviction of hundreds from their Japantown homes and businesses through eminent domain. The enclave managed to survive both those events, although its ethnic Japanese population has fallen from a prewar high of more than 5,000 to 1,063 in the 2000 census. They now account for just 9 percent of the neighborhood’s residents. “People are in this time warp, and they’re getting flashbacks to World War II and redevelopment,” Tonai said. “It hits deep, and those emotions have really emerged.” Japantowns, or Nihonmachis, once flourished in West Coast cities prior to World War II. Today, only three remain – in San Francisco, San Jose and Los Angeles. Japanese-Americans themselves are also dwindling, as immigration from Japan declines and existing residents have low birth rates. Among those who remain, younger generations are choosing professional careers over family businesses, community leaders and historians say. Robert Sakai, owner of Uoki Sakai market – one of Japantown’s oldest businesses – says his three children probably won’t take over the store his grandfather founded shortly after the 1906 earthquake. “I think they would find it difficult to sacrifice so much of their lives for this business,” Sakai said. “This is my life.”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

Around Whittier

first_imgWHITTIER – The La Leche League of Whittier will meet from 6:45 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at St. Bruno’s Catholic Church, 15740 Citrustree Road. La Leche provides information about breastfeeding. For more information, call (562) 448-9226. County staff to attend meeting SOUTH WHITTIER – Representatives of various Los Angeles County departments will attend a Neighborhood Watch meeting at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 28 at Adventure County Park, 10130 Gunn Ave. Residents are encouraged to attend. For more information, call (562) 698-7645. Animal blessing to be held Oct. 7 WHITTIER – St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 10925 S. Valley Home Ave., will hold its 10th annual “blessing of the animals” service at 10 a.m. Oct. 7. Parishioners and neighbors can bring dogs, cats, reptiles, fish, birds and hamsters to be blessed. All types of companion animals are welcome, either on leash on in a cage or carrier. Owners also can bring a photo of their pet. For more information, call (714) 523-8688, or (562) 947-0394. Donations sought for Marines NORWALK – The sheriff’s Norwalk Station is currently collecting a variety of goods for U.S. Marines. Donations can be turned in at the Norwalk Station, 12335 Civic Center Drive, through Nov. 11. Everything from hot chocolate packets, beef jerky, non-chocolate candy, gum, disposable cameras, razors, baby wipes, sweaters, crayons and jump ropes, among other items, are being collected for the donation drive. For more information, call (562) 863-8711, or (562) 944-6072. Event to benefit local veterans SANTA FE SPRINGS – VFW Post 3752, 11912 Rivera Road, invites everyone to a fish-fry dinner at 5:30 p.m. 8 p.m. Friday. Dinners start at $6. All the proceeds help local veterans. For more information, call (526) 698-9059. College event to feature writers WHITTIER – Maxine Hong Kingston, Gerald Stern, Frank Gaspar and Christopher Buckley will be among the scribes showcased at the second annual Whittier College Writers Festival from Oct. 2 to 4. The event will be held in the Founders Room at the Ruth B. Shannon Center for the Performing Arts, 6760 Painter Ave. Admission is $6 for one day, $10 for a two-day pass and $15 for a three-day pass. Readings from memoirs, poems and novels will be followed by question-and- answer sessions with all the writers. For more information, call (562) 907-4203, or visit www.shannoncenter.org. – From staff reports160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Car wash to raise funds for Scouts MONTEBELLO – The Montebello Elks Club will hold a car wash and breakfast from 9 a.m. to noon Sunday to raise money for local Boy Scout troops and Cub Scouts packs. Cost is $6 for a full breakfast and $5 for a car wash. SUVs and trucks are extra. For more information, call 323-8506. La Leche League to meet Tuesday WHITTIER – The Whittier Adult School will hold piano classes from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursdays, beginning today. Students will learn to play jazz interpretive technique and classical methods. The cost is $35 for the 10-week class. For more information, call (562) 698-8121, Ext. 1300. center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe joys and headaches of holiday travel: John Phillipslast_img read more

You can stream Man United, Chelsea and Liverpool FA Cup games live on talkSPORT

first_img Stream seven FA Cup fourth-round matches LIVE on talkSPORT 1 The FA Cup gets back underway this evening and you can follow all the fourth-round action LIVE across the talkSPORT network.Between Friday and Sunday there are seven national radio commentaries from the world’s oldest cup competition, and you can listen via radio (1089 or 1053 AM/DAB), online at talkSPORT.com, or through the official talkSPORT app.The action kicks-off at 19:55 on Friday night, with Mark Saggers, Sam Matterface and Gary Johnson bringing you full commentary of Yeovil Town v Manchester United on talkSPORT.talkSPORT hosts three matches on Saturday, with Peterborough United v Leicester City at 12:30, Newport County v Tottenham Hotspur at 17:30, and Liverpool v West Bromwich Albion at 19:45.For Wigan Athletic v West Ham United, tune into talkSPORT 2 at 15:00.On Sunday, both Chelsea v Newcastle United (13:30 kick-off) and Cardiff City v Manchester City (16:00 kick-off) can be heard on talkSPORT.The full schedule of FA Cup fourth-round commentaries across the talkSPORT network can be found below:Click on the match you wish to listen to and you shall be taken to the online live stream of that match.Friday, January 26Yeovil Town v Manchester United – talkSPORT – Kick-off 19:55Saturday, January 27Peterborough United v Leicester City – talkSPORT – Kick-off 12:30Wigan Athletic v West Ham United – talkSPORT 2 – Kick-off 15:00Newport County v Tottenham Hotspur – talkSPORT – Kick-off 17:30Liverpool v West Bromwich Albion – talkSPORT – Kick-off 19:45Sunday, January 28Chelsea v Newcastle United – talkSPORT – Kick-off 13:30Cardiff City v Manchester City – talkSPORT – Kick-off 16:00last_img read more