The team made it to the third place game where they met up with College Heights. The team lost in three games by a score of 25-19, 20-25 and 15-11.Coach Diane Sandberg says that the team played well in the final game, and the serves throughout the entire tournament were much better compared to the tournament the team was in two weeks ago. The group had a number of players on the roster that had either a perfect service percentage or had missed just one serve.Sandberg also recognized Josh Payne for his efforts. He stepped into a new position as middle attacker and played very well. The team had a number of players trying their hand at new positions throughout the tournament.- Advertisement -Like the senior girls team, the boys will also be off this weekend before heading back to Prince George for another tournament on October 18 and 19.
0Shares0000Harambee Stars head coach Sebastien Migne gestures during a training session at the Kenya School of Monetary Studies on September 5, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 7- Harambee Stars head coach Sebastien Migne has urged fans to turn out in large numbers at the Moi Sports Centre Kasarani on Saturday when they take on Ghana’s Black Stars in a 2019 African Cup of Nations qualifier.The tactician wants the 60,000-seater stadium to buzz in deafening crescendo and fans flood the stadium to shout their voices hoarse as Stars look to put their 2019 AFCON qualifying campaign back on track. “In Egypt when I was with Congo, we played for the World Cup qualification and the whole stadium was full in red color. It will be interesting to see all the fans in red, even if it is 30,000 but in Kasarani we can have more. I want to see everyone in red color on Saturday,” the tactician said as he rallied fans to come in behind the team.Football Kenya Federation (FKF) has printed 45,000 tickets for the tie and interestingly, none was available in advance with all the tickets being sold on match day.But, Migne has urged fans to give them a push in a match he says will be tough and will need all available motivation to ensure they pick maximum points.Ghanaian players in training at the Moi Sports Centre Kasarani on September 7, 2018 ahead of their 2019 African Cup of Nations Qualifier against Kenya’s Harambee Stars. PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu“I know Ghana is a huge opponent and it is one of the best five teams in Africa. I saw their last games against Iceland and Japan and it will require a huge performance for us to win against them on Saturday, but we need the fans behind us,” the French tactician said.The tactician has hinted that he will not be sitting back against the Ghanaians, saying he will field an attacking team for the game, going for goals and a possible win.“My philosophy is to try to win first. We need to play like a team, as a unit. I don’t want to pack a bus infront of my box. Sometimes it can happen but my philosophy is to try to be opportunistic and show something interesting on the pitch,” the tactician said.This will be the first real test for the tactician since his appointment, a first competitive match in his tenure. He has been in charge of six matches, two friendly games and the three matches he played at the Four-Nation invitational tournament in India.Harambee stars Head Coach Sebastien Migne shares words with deputy captain David Owino during a training session at the Kenya School of Monetary Studies on September 5, 2018. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaHe lost his first game in charge, 1-0 against Swaziland in a friendly with local based players at home before winning against Equatorial Guinea. In the India tournament, the tactician won 2-1 against New Zealand and 4-0 against Chinese Taipei.Their two losses came from the hands of India, losing 3-0 and 2-0.Migne says he is not under pressure ahead of his first match in charge.“I am not nervous. Why should I be? This is my job and I am used to it. Maybe there’s small pressure because it is a crucial game but I like the pressure. I am sure my players will give their best on the pitch,” said Migne.The tactician has a headache as far as putting out a competitive squad is concerned. Brian Mandela and Ayub Timbe are suspended, skipper Victor Wanyama is out with fitness issues, Paul Were is injured and now, defender David Owino might miss the tie with a hamstring injury.“I am confident that I have a strong team and everyone is ready. I have only three days with the whole squad, it is not enough time but at least I know the players,” the coach opined.Harambee Stars head coach Sebastien Migne shouts instructions to players during a training session at the Kenya School of Monetary Studies on May 24, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluHe has insisted that his long term plan is on the 2021 AFCON and has said he should not be crucified basing on this AFCON qualification campaign as he needs more time to build a strong team.He has also insisted that as far as the 2019 qualification campaign is concerned, the two home and away games against Ethiopia in October will be the most crucial.“Ghana, yes, it will be important, but for me, the most important is Ethiopia. If we can win the two games against them, then we play a Cup final against Sierra Leone at home. If we get points against Ghana it will be good but it will be tough,”“We know that Ghana is better than Kenya, we can’t lie about that. But in one game, we can do something. In football, everything is possible,” Migne opined.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)
TAYLOR, B.C. – Fire crews were called to the scene on Thursday morning to battle a fire in Taylor.According to the District of Taylor Fire Chief, Steve Byford, they received a report of a structure fire at 8:40 a.m. at the Tervita tank farm on 249 Road in Taylor.Byford says heavy black smoke could be seen for miles due to the hydrocarbon waste that was found to be burning in waste storage pits.- Advertisement -Taylor Fire Rescue knocked down the fire with the assistance of the Fort St. John and Charlie Lake Fire Departments who provided tanker support.Byford says the fire was extinguished in a short period of time and the scene was turned over to the owner.Byford thanks the Fort St. John and Charlie Lake Fire Departments for their continued support in keeping communities safe.Advertisement
0Shares0000Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola’s side is on a record-breaking sprint towards the Premier League titleMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Jan 3 – Pep Guardiola saw Manchester City return to winning ways at the end of the Premier League’s exhausting holiday schedule, but warned the English game is in danger of destroying its top stars.City beat Watford 3-1 on Tuesday, 48 hours after the leaders saw their 18-game winning streak come to an end in a draw at Crystal Palace. A spell of four games in 11 days has taken its toll, with City’s Brazilian striker Gabriel Jesus sustaining a knee ligament injury which will sideline him for four to six weeks.Full-back Kyle Walker also limped off after the victory over Watford with what appeared to be a groin injury.“We are going to check it out, he (Walker) might have a little problem,” Guardiola said.“But what everyone saw in the last weeks is how many injuries the players have. We are going to kill them.“The federation bosses have to reflect a little bit. It’s not normal to play (December) 31st and two days later.“I know the show must go on, but… that is not normal.“They (the authorities) have to control it. They don’t protect the players and they are who the people come to watch.“Here in England you don’t protect the players, you have to look for the quality, not the quantity.”Guardiola is the latest in a long list of high-profile managers to question the traditional English fixture schedule this season, his Manchester United counterpart Jose Mourinho being chief among them.And while the City manager believes in the traditions of the English game, he believes the Premier League will have to review television schedules which have led to a lopsided fixture list with some teams playing on two-days recovery and others up to five.– ‘Players need recovery’ –“Of course, space them out. I’m not saying change Boxing Day (December 26) but you cannot play at midday at Selhurst Park, come back, celebrate New Year’s Eve but are thinking about the game two days later,” he said.“People say it’s impossible. It’s not basketball or tennis, the players need recovery. Just see how many players have muscular injuries.“The show must go on but were have a lot of people here, to take care of them but the schedule does not protect the players.”Meanwhile, Jesus’ loss is a blow to player and club, especially in a World Cup year that promises so much for the 20-year-old Brazilian star.“Hopefully he will be back as soon as possible,” Guardiola said.De Bruyne’s performance against Watford was a particularly impressive effort, given that he only passed himself fit four hours before kick-off.“Kevin went out on the pitch in the afternoon and wanted to play,” said Guardiola.“He had some pain but wanted to play, if he wants to play then I want him to play.”The same was true of the returning David Silva, who had been absent due to complications involving the health of his pregnant wife.The midfielder has been travelling between Manchester and Spain and Guardiola is prepared to give the Spanish international more time off if he requires it.“We are very happy David is back,” he said. “We don’t know how long but he made another exhibition. He’s essential, he showed how important he is for us.“Maybe (he will return). He’s free to stay or leave, it depends. He wants to stay because he enjoys it but family is the most important thing in life.“It doesn’t matter if we drop a lot of points, I’d never push him. Some days he will be here, some he will be out, it depends how his family is.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
Oslund out West Torrance quarterback Marc Oslund will miss this week’s Bay League opener against Mira Costa after aggravating a knee injury in Friday’s 42-7 win over North Torrance, according to West coach Greg Holt. Ronnie Clark will start in Oslund’s place. Holt said Oslund went to a doctor on Saturday and underwent an MRI on Monday, but did not know how long Oslund might be shelved. “It’s the same injury he had,” Holt said. “He did not get it checked earlier, but maybe it’s something he can take care of now. “The only thing I know for sure is that he’s out this week.” No more McDonald The Torrance boys water polo team had expectations of doing well in the Ocean League and reaching the CIF playoffs this season. But those expectations took a big hit when leading scorer Ryan McDonald went down with a broken hand in an out-of-pool incident more than a week ago. McDonald led Torrance with a school-record 103 goals last season and was on pace to shatter that mark. He had 89 goals before league play even started. “I’m still not sure exactly how it happened, but he’s out for the season,” Torrance coach Scott Peppard said. “I believe we would have been a CIF team with him. Without him, we’re looking at third or fourth place in our league.” Adler, Kalinowski in leading roles Heading into Wednesday’s second Bay League cross country meet at Entradero Park (starting at 3 p.m.), the Mira Costa boys are one of the area’s biggest surprises. The Mustangs won the league title last season, but did it without a frontrunner. But it is clear that Alex Adler (the South Bay Cup champion) and Danny Kalinowski have become bona fide leading men, battling Leuzinger’s Jose Lezama for league supremacy. “They’re showing the entire South Bay that they’re not going to sit back and let anyone win,” Mira Costa coach Matt Harris said. “Step for step, they’re fired up. And physically, we still feel like they have a lot to give. We’re very excited about them.” Harris said that Mitchell Giles, William Hollingsworth, Martin Ensberry and Adam Conover have made a difference by continuing to tighten the pack. “We knew we were going to be good this year, but the second pack has been the difference for us so far this season,” Harris said. Bump on the road, head No. 1 doubles player Natasha Bothwell tumbled head over heels defending a return in her second doubles set in Thursday’s 10-8 Bay League victory for the Mira Costa girls tennis team at Peninsula. She kept playing with partner Casey Reed, helping the duo win its final two sets, but started experiencing dizziness and dilated pupils later in the day. Bothwell was diagnosed as having a mild concussion and was told to suspend all tennis-related activities for 48 hours. “We basically had to make her go,” Mira Costa coach Joe Ciasulli said. “I think she suspected the doctor was going to tell her to take time off. She would have been really bummed if she had to miss a match.” Marquee matchup on hold Redondo’s Della Taylor and Mira Costa’s Nicole Gibbs are the only two girls tennis players with unblemished Bay League records. It will likely stay that way for another three weeks. Mira Costa coach Joe Ciasulli said he does not expect his freshman standout to play in Thursday’s match at Mira Costa so she can be fresh for her tournament schedule as a nationally ranked junior circuit player. “I certainly wouldn’t count on (her playing in the match),” Ciasulli said. “The showdown with Taylor will have to wait until the last match of the season.” That season finale will be Oct. 29 at Redondo. Shake-ups West Torrance and South Torrance have new assistant principals, new athletic directors and new boys and girls basketball coaches. Karim Girgis, a 10-year boys basketball coach at West, has been promoted to assistant principal in charge of athletics, replacing Ben Egan, who became principal. Bill Atkinson, an assistant under Girgis, takes over as both girls basketball coach and athletic director. Vince Comparsi, another Girgis assistant, takes over the boys program from Girgis, who had a 233-124 record in his 13-year career. South also reorganized its basketball program. The Spartans hired Leo Klemm, a former St. Monica coach who also won a state title in Indiana, to replace Leonard Butler. Mike Caporaso takes over the girls team from Mario Trutanic after serving three years as an assistant. Former South pitcher Dana Kuwahara takes over as softball coach. Kevin Van Waardenburg is South’s new athletic director, and Chad Mabery is the new assistant principal in charge of athletics. Back on top Mira Costa returned to the top national rank in PrepVolleyball.com’s national poll. The Mustangs (6-0) are the fourth different team to be ranked No. 1 by the Web site. The Mustangs began the Bay League with an easy victory over Palos Verdes before heading to the Durango Tournament in Las Vegas last weekend, which featured four teams ranked in the top 25 nationally. Redondo slipped to No. 35 nationally after being ranked as high as No. 13 to begin the season. – Dave Thorpe, Tony Ciniglio, David Saunders, John Klima160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! It seemed like the Banning football team turned back the clock Friday when it stunned previously unbeaten Venice, 21-19, to boost its record to 5-0 heading into Marine League play this week. Ferragamo said the win reminded him of the old days when he guided Banning to eight of its 11 L.A. City titles, including six in a row from 1976-1982. “Great defense, pounding it on the ground, winning by one or two points, that’s old-school football,” Ferragamo said. When Ferragamo retook the reins of the Banning football program last season, the team struggled, particularly in two losses to Venice, a 39-20 defeat in Week 5 and a 55-7 beating in the first round of the L.A. City Section Championships. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas CityThe losses stuck with Ferragamo, and that is why the win was such a big deal. “For me, it’s real sweet,” Ferragamo said. “Last year in the playoffs we lost, 55-7. I wanted to erase that from my forehead.” Banning’s strong offensive line and its strategy of keeping the ball away from Venice star running back and kick returner Curtis McNeal paid dividends. The Pilots defense created three turnovers, another key to the victory. “We teach defense first,” Ferragamo said. “Knock it down, strip it, grab it and pounce on it.”
Now, though, the midfielder will put pen to paper on a deal that will keep him at the Etihad until June 2024.According to the Mail, Foden’s new contract will be a considerable hike on his current £15,000-a-week deal and include incentives.City manager, Pep Guardiola, has regularly hailed the talents of the Stockport-born youngster, referring to him as a ‘gift’ and hailing him as ‘special.’ Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January REVEALED Phil Foden is expected to sign a new long-term contract with Manchester City in a bid to keep the talented youngster at the club.Since breaking into the first team, the 18-year-old is believed to have been the subject of interest from, among others, Paris St-Germain, Borussia Dortmund and RB Leipzig. no dice gameday cracker tense REVEALED Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City 2 deals shining Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT huge blow The midfielder scored his first goal for the club in a EFL Cup match against Oxford United Phil Foden is set to sign a new contract with Manchester City 2 A boyhood City supporter, Foden is highly regarded by the current Premier League champions who he made his full debut for last November in a Champions League match against Feyenoord.Foden has since made 20 appearances in all competitions, netting his first goal for the club to secure a 3-0 away win against Oxford United in the third round of the EFL Cup. Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Latest Football News Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card
The Local Government Auditor has told Donegal County Council that it needs to improve its oversight and review of the 11 companies that it has an interest in, the Tirconnaill Tribune reports.This is to ensure that proper corporate governance arrangements are in place including timely preparation of audited financial statements.Mr Raymond Lavin comments were made after the Local Authority’s Annual Financial Statement revealed that the Letterkenny Sports Complex Management Limited (LSCDL) which has responsibility for the Aura Leisure Centre had recorded accumulated losses of €2.87 at the end of 2013. And the company had incurred a deficit of €464,000 for that year. Mr Lavin noted that €2.64m of the accumulated loss figure related to depreciation of assets.The independent auditor had stated that the accounts of the company were prepared on a going concern basis because the Directors were confident that it will have the continued financial support of the Council.Responding to the Local Government Auditor’s comments the Local Authority’s Chief Executive Seamus Neely said a detailed review and analysis of the arrangements in place with LSCDL is underway to ensure the appropriate measures are taken to deal with any issue arising and to avoid financial exposure to the Council.Mr Neely added that it is proposed to carry out a review by the end of the year of all companies that the Local Authority has an interest in to ensure that appropriate governance arrangements and oversight are in place taking into account evolving company law. At the end of 2013 Letterkenny Sports Complex Development Ltd had total assets of just over €17 million and overall liabilities of close to €20 million. Total revenue was €13,000 and expenditure of €477,177.CLARIFICATION: The above article appeared on Donegal Daily yesterday under the headline: AUDITOR IN WARNING TO COUNCIL OVER €2.87M AURA LOSSES.The headline should have read: AUDITOR IN WARNING TO COUNCIL OVER ITS €2.87M AURA LOSSES to clarify the losses lay with Letterkenny Sports Complex Management Limited (LSCDL) which is financially-supported by Donegal County Council and not operator Aura, though we are happy this was absolutely clear in the article in the first place. CLARIFICATION: AUDITOR IN WARNING TO COUNCIL OVER ITS €2.87M AURA LOSSES was last modified: August 13th, 2015 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)
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Dan Armitage, host of Buckeye Sportsman, Ohio’s longest running outdoor radio showWith our son off to college, wife Maria has been my deer hunting buddy this season. She is a somewhat reluctant hunter who I tempt into the blind with all manner of hunting baubles like portable ozone dispensers, heated booties, laser range-finders, Red Dot scopes, trail cameras, lighted arrow nocks and camo touch screen gloves so that she can while away the hours between deer sightings playing Candy Crush. Let’s just say she responds to technology and I’m playing every card in the deck to maintain her interest.Maria shares word of her weekend adventures in the wilds with her urban co-workers at the metropolitan library, who find it odd that their fashion-conscious co-worker is spending so much time camo’d-up in the deep woods.“Heck,” commented one. “I don’t even like being outside.”Yikes. New Public Land Deer Regulations Take EffectSpeaking of whitetail hunting, from Dec. 3 through the end of the statewide whitetail hunting season on Feb. 3, only antlered deer may be taken from specific public hunting areas. Antlerless deer include deer without antlers and deer with antlers less than three inches in length. Antlered deer are those with at least one antler measuring three inches or longer.Ohio’s deer firearms season continues until Dec. 2 followed the bonus firearms weekend Dec. 15 and 16 and the muzzleloader deer season Jan. 5-8. Deer hunters must possess the proper permits and regardless of zone, method of taking or season, can harvest only one antlered deer during the 2018-2019 season. Legal hunting hours are one-half hour before sunrise until one-half hour after sunset. Visit wildohio.gov for details. Boat registration renewals beginExpiring watercraft registrations can be renewed online through the Ohio Department of Natural Resources web site at ohiodnr.com. Renewal letters are sent out each December to watercraft owners whose boat registrations expire March 1. Address changes to registrations may be made online; inaccurate and outdated information must be corrected by visiting a watercraft registration agent. A listing of watercraft registration agents is available at ohiodnr.com or by calling the Division of Watercraft toll-free at 877-4BOATER (877-426-2837). River of fire to net trout?In recent years, Ohio Division of Wildlife (ODOW) has stocked nearly a half-million steelhead each spring in six Ohio tributaries and harbors, rainbow trout raised in the Castalia Fish Hatchery from eggs provided by Michigan and Wisconsin departments of natural resources. The steelhead are thriving in Lake Erie and returning annually to provide river and near-shore fishing opportunities for anglers who can count on hooking steelhead weighing from three to 12 pounds. Conneaut Creek received 75,000 Ohio steelhead and another 75,000 from Pennsylvania in 2018. Other 2018 stockings were done in the Ashtabula River (70,000), Chagrin, Grand and Rocky rivers, 90,000 each; and the Vermilion River received some 63,000 8 inch “yearling” trout this fall.Now, another river is under consideration to receive the annual stocking of the popular gamefish.ODOW fisheries biologist Kevin Kayle recently acknowledged that the Cuyahoga River is under consideration. A decision to proceed with stocking the flow would be made based on improving water quality and the availability of enough fish to justify the effort. As with other northeast Ohio tributaries that are not stocked with trout, the urban Cleveland waterway does experience a steelhead run each fall and winter, as ‘lost’ fish that haven’t homed in on the rivers where they were stocked wander upstream from Lake Erie. Along the Cuyahoga, there are a dozen public access areas where steelhead fishing could be available all the way upstream to Gorge Dam in Cuyahoga Falls, according to Kayle. Buckeye Lake project completedConstruction has finished on the 4.1-mile dam at Buckeye Lake State Park, a project completed nearly two years earlier than initially expected and more than $40 million under the projected cost, according to the ODNR. After the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released a report in March 2015 that detailed the threat Buckeye Lake dam posed to the community due to its deteriorated condition, Ohio Gov. John R. Kasich instructed ODNR to pursue replacement of the nearly 200-year-old, 4.1-mile earthen dam.The new dam at Buckeye Lake State Park provides visitors with a new access path that extends the entire length of the 4.1-mile structure, and residents living along the lake have a new separate private sidewalk in front of their homes. Water levels will be allowed to reach normal pool and the fishing, which has continued to be productive at the lake through the construction process, as well as the boating opportunities, will return to normal next season.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Ohio No-Till Council held their annual conference last week. Ohio Ag Net was there to video all of the information to bring it to you. You can watch each segment below on this page. Our own Dusty Sonnenberg has the highlight story here.Healthy Soils, Healthy Waters, Healthy Life | Mark AnsonSoil Health, No-Till, and Cover Crops PanelOhio Department of Agriculture | Director Dorothy PelandaIndigo CarbonCover Crops PanelMy Farm Story – Nathan BrauseNutrientStar | Karen Chapman, Brookside LabsBusiness MeetingAwards
3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Dell product groups receive the information collected from the sessions. It is analyzed and integrated into the product development process.IdeaStorm is impressive, especially considering that just two-people manage it. The amount of feedback Dell receives in return is significant, which shows the power that crowdsourcing can bring to an organization.Storm Sessions will initially focus on the education market, where Dell shows a strong presence. This could serve as the major draw for Storm Sessions. We look forward to watching the progress of Storm Sessions and how other companies bring crowdsourcing into the enterprise. Tags:#enterprise#news#Products alex williams The ideas then get loaded to the IdeaStorm site. Ideas are submitted through a UI that looks much like a blogging platform. Related Posts Dell is increasing its crowdsourcing efforts on IdeaStorm, by giving hardware manufacturers more feedback on products and services. “Storm Sessions” are designed to attract a larger business community to the IdeaStorm site, by providing a more focused, structured approach.Storm Sessions provide a way for Dell to listen to its community, but we are a bit skeptical that the effort will receive significant interest from the business community.This may be in part due to the transparency of the process. Will business people feel comfortable giving their feedback in such a public way?Dell launched Ideastorm two and a half years ago, with the intention of giving customers the opportunity to post their own ideas about Dell’s products and services. Ideastorm now has 60,000 registered users. The community posts about 300 ideas per month. The free form aspects of the crowdsourcing effort attracts a consumer crowd. Product groups at Dell find Ideastorm useful. The Linux community is especially vocal on IdeaStorm and Dell now offers Ubuntu on Dell machines based on feedback from the Linux community.Storm Sessions seek to better match business users with the community aspects of the IdeaStorm site, through a more structured process. Storm Sessions will live on the Dell site for two to four weeks. Dell is starting with two topics, covering mobile technology and the redesign of the Dell support site.Sessions are presented with a statement, providing context about the issue Dell is exploring. Each session includes a count down. Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of…