Mallard’s Team of the Week — Trafalgar Thunder Girl’s Volleyball Team

first_imgVolleyball is definitely back on the sports map at Trafalgar Middle School as the Thunder once again ran away with the West Kootenay Grade 8 Girl’s Volleyball Championships.The Thunder swept past Grand Forks Wolves 2-0 in the best-of-three final by scores of 15-7, 15-5.The other Trafalgar squad also was victorious, outlasting host Mount Sentinel Wildcats 15-9, 15-10. Mallard’s Source for sports would like to salute the entire program. The teams include, Breanne Steffani, Brianna Jones, Amelia Savazzi, Raven Sperling, Madeline Holitzki, Ashland D’Alessandris, Lennox Lockhurst, Gabby Bobby, Avie Waterfall, Aliza Jones, Leola Belkin, Emma Chirico, Angela Sabzevari Gonzalez, Sabien Edney, Madison Hopkyns and Coach Staci Proctor.last_img

Telstars defeat Veupunama in Pom netball

first_imgEsco Telstars 2 proved too strong, defeating Veupunama 2 by one point 21-20 in a close encounter in division one of the Port Moresby Netball Association competition today.Telstars had a slow start in the first half, scoring only six points but came back in the second half to win the game by scoring another 15 points at Rita Flynn Netball Court.In the first half, Telstars suffered from simple mistakes including a lot of missed passes and incorrect foot work.Goal shooter Kope Kairi tried to get balls into the net but was not good enough for Veupunama who scored 11 points in the first half.Veupunama goal shooter Michelle Vagi did well putting her team in the lead at half time 11-6.Telstars fired back in the second half as goal shooter Kope got back on track with the help of centre Maimu Kala.Veupunama goal keeper Janet Kassman couldn’t stop Kope from scoring another seven goals for Telstars as the pressure fell on Veupunama to keep the ball out of their ring.Telstars improved on their mistakes from the first half with quick play by the centre and attack players which put more pressure on Veupunama who couldn’t keep up.Telstars ended the second half on a high note claiming victory.In other results, Oro Birdwings defeated Mona Two 20-14, Matariki beat Snax Mermaids 15-14, GC Aroma Coast defeated Raukele 30-27, PCP Lightening beat Badili Sharks Two 15-5 and Rem Poinimo Two lost to CP Rebels Two 29-14.last_img read more

Red Sox stun Yankees 5-4 in 10 for 4-game sweep

first_imgView comments Benintendi’s RBI single with two outs in the 10th capped Boston’s rally from three runs down in the ninth against New York closer Aroldis Chapman, and the Red Sox completed a four-game sweep with a 5-4 victory Sunday night.“Any 10 hopper that goes through for a hit feels pretty good,” the usually quiet Benintendi said, breaking into a grin. “Everybody knew how big the series was. We came in and did what we wanted to do. We kind of stole this one.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Boston opened a 9 1/2-game lead atop the division over the Yankees, who lost their season-high fifth straight.“It feels like another great win, obviously it was against our rivals,” Boston’s J.D. Martinez said. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Mookie Betts hit his 26th homer for Boston (79-34), which has won eight of nine games and owns the majors’ best record.The Yankees hadn’t been swept in a four-game series by the Red Sox when they entered a series 30 or more games over .500 since Hall of Famer Ted Williams’ rookie season in 1939, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.“A tough way to obviously end a tough weekend, but we can’t let this define what’s been a great season,” manager Aaron Boone said.Sandy Leon looped a two-out single off Jonathan Holder (1-3) in the 10th and advanced on a wild pitch. Tony Renda pinch-ran before Benintendi’s single up the middle to the right of the second-base bag into center field.Matt Barnes (4-3) worked a perfect inning in the top of the 10th.ADVERTISEMENT Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Boston Red Sox’s Jackie Bradley Jr., right, scores in front of New York Yankees’ Austin Romine after a throwing error by Miguel Andujar during the ninth inning of a baseball game in Boston, Monday, Aug. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)BOSTON — Andrew Benintendi’s hit bounced a handful of times before finding its way into center field for the winning run and a big four-game sweep over the rival Yankees.The Red Sox now find themselves in firm control of the AL East.ADVERTISEMENT Yankees: RHP Lance Lynn (7-8, 4.89 ERA) is in line to make his first start for the Yankees on Monday against the White Sox. He was acquired from Minnesota on July 30.Red Sox: LHP Drew Pomeranz (1-5, 6.56) is slated to start the opener of a nine-game road trip Tuesday in Toronto.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ For the Yankees, it was a stunning reversal of the Boston Massacre in 1978 when the Yankees came to town and swept the Red Sox en route to erasing a large lead and capturing the AL East.“We lost these four games here, but what I can tell you is that we’re gonna keep battling. We’re gonna keep playing ball,” Chapman said through a translator. “There’s no looking back.”It snapped his streak of converting 22 straight opportunities since his last blown save on May 4.With New York leading 4-1 in the ninth, Chapman loaded the bases on walks before Martinez’s two-out, two-run single pulled Boston within one. Third baseman Miguel Andujar then bounced a throw to first on Xander Bogaerts’ grounder, with pinch-runner Jackie Bradley Jr. racing home with the tying run.Red Sox starter David Price took a shutout into the seventh, giving up two runs and four hits with five strikeouts and three walks.Playing on a beautiful mid-summer night with a sellout crowd amped from the opening pitch, Price and Masahiro Tanaka were locked in a scoreless duel before Betts hit a hanging cutter completely out of Fenway Park over the Green Monster in the fifth.Price, tagged for 12 runs over 4 1/3 innings in his other two starts against the Yankees this season, left to a rousing ovation with two on and nobody out in the seventh.Heath Hembree walked Shane Robinson before Bogaerts booted what looked like a sure double-play grounder, allowing two runs. Stanton followed with an RBI single and Gleyber Torres had a sacrifice fly.Tanaka gave up one run and six hits, striking out nine and walking one in 4 2/3 innings.NOT FOR SALE Blind twins hope to represent PH in 2020 Tokyo paralympic games Peza offers relief to ecozone firms ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Red Sox ace Chris Sale, on the 10-day disabled list with mild left shoulder inflammation, will miss his second straight start.Manager Alex Cora had been saying the hope was for him to start Wednesday in Toronto. However, when the team listed its probable starters for the next series, it was RHP Rick Porcello.A-ROD SPEAKSWorking the ESPN Sunday Night Baseball telecast for his first time in Fenway, color analyst and former Yankee Alex Rodriguez discussed his fight with former Red Sox catcher Jason Varitek in 2004 during the broadcast, saying the current Yankees need a spark.“The fans here, they took that as a pivotal moment on winning a championship,” he said. “And I’m not saying the Yankees need to start a fight by any means, but I’d love to see more fight, more action, more Paul O’Neill attitude and sometimes you want a guy in the room to stand up and not necessarily throw a chair, but get in somebody’s face and show some emotion, some passion.”Boston rallied from a 0-3 series deficit in the 2004 ALCS en route to winning its first World Series since 1918.TRAINER’S ROOMYankees: OF Aaron Judge (fractured right wrist) played catch, but still hasn’t swung a bat. Boone said: “They hope it’s a pain-free situation. There is a chip in there, a broken wrist, you’ve got to get it right.” … Boone also said he hopes C Gary Sanchez (strained right groin) will be running at full speed by the end of the week and LHP J.A. Happ (hand, foot and mouth disease) could start Thursday.Red Sox: LHP Eduardo Rodriguez (sprained right ankle) threw a bullpen that Cora called “impressive.” … 3B Rafael Devers (strained left hamstring) is slated to play for Single-A Lowell in a rehab assignment Monday.UP NEXT Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal MOST READ LATEST STORIESlast_img read more


first_imgThe village of Maghery west of Dungloe Town, once famous for its king, will be the headquarters for a new adventure event on Saturday 30th July.The Mary from Dungloe International Festival in partnership with the Dungloe GAA Club have this year introduced an adventure challenge as part of the programme.Sponsored by well-known Dungloe solicitor Paddy Sweeney, the Martello Adventure Event will provide a physical and mental challenge for all abilities of athletes. It will be run over some of the most scenic areas in west Donegal taking in along the route Clendra Hill (famous for the Mass Rock) Traigh Eanach Bay, Meenacross, Falmore, Crohey Head and Maghery.This fun event is open to all and will include age categories for men and women and is also open to teams of two or three participants to get together for the challenge.The event which includes in this order a 5 k run, 20 k cycle and a 350 meter water based challenge on Maghery beach will cater for swimmers and non swimmers.Speaking at the press launch for the event main sponsor Paddy Sweeney, solicitor said that he was delighted to support this innovative physical challenge. He said that the country has seen a huge growth in adventure events which challenge the body and the mind and that it was great to see the growth of an event in the Rosses area.He hoped that this event would add significantly to the programme of events being planned for the Mary from Dungloe Festival.In addition to the category prizes each finisher will also receive a specially designed medal and be provided with post event refreshments.Registration will take place on the day from 2pm however pre registration can also be completed on the Run Ireland website.Ends ON YOUR MARKS FOR THE MARTELLO ADVENTURE EVENT was last modified: July 7th, 2011 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:Martello Adventure EventMary From Dungloelast_img read more


first_imgEnyaDonegal superstar singer Enya is cashing in on her latest work.The chart-topper’s profits topped €1million last year.According to accounts filed at the Companies Office, accumulated profits at Enya’s Aigle Music Company Ltd dropped slightly from €1million to €985,668 in the year to the end of June 30th last. Enya, 54, released her Dark Sky Island album last year which was a huge success.SINGER ENYA IS CERTAINLY CASHING IN! was last modified: February 18th, 2016 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:cashdonegalEnyaprofitslast_img read more

Timmer Earns Fifth Enterprise Bank MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Week Honor

first_imgST. LOUIS, Mo. – Drake men’s basketball senior Reed Timmer (New Berlin, Wis.) has been named Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Week, presented by Enterprise Bank and Trust Company, Commissioner Doug Elgin announced today. Timmer, who was also named MVC Basketball Player of the Week, is honored for his performance from Feb. 12-18. This is the fifth scholar-athlete award this season for Timmer and the 19th for a Drake Bulldog in the 2017-18 academic year. Timmer averaged 29.5 points per game in a pair of Drake wins by shooting 54.8 percent from the field last week, 45.5 percent from the arc and 93.8 percent from the free-throw line. He also added 10 rebounds and four assists on the week. He opened the week with a career-high 39 points in the win over Indiana State with an 11-of-19 performance including going 8-of-15 from the arc. Timmer’s 39 points were the most by a Bulldog since 2015-16 and the second most since 1981 as well as being the top performance by a Valley player this season. His eight three-pointers were one off the school record and Knapp Center record.Timmer followed his 39-point performance scoring 20 points in the road win at Missouri State that included a three-pointer with 1.8 seconds left to win the game. He was fouled on the shot and converted for the final four-point advantage in Drake’s third-ever win in Springfield. Academically, Timmer owns a 3.47 GPA in Drake’s doctorate of pharmacy program and is the two-time MVC Men’s Basketball Scholar-Athlete of the Year.Timmer and the men’s basketball team face off Wednesday evening against Illinois State before concluding Valley play this weekend with a home matchup Feb. 24 against Valparaiso. 2017-18 Drake Missouri Valley Scholar-Athletes of the WeekSept. 6 – Josh Yeager – Men’s Cross CountrySept. 13 – Kyle Brandt – Men’s Cross CountryOct. 4 – Kyla Inderski – VolleyballNov. 28 – Reed Timmer, Men’s BasketballNov. 28 – Sara Rhine, Women’s BasketballDec. 6 – Reed Timmer, Men’s BasketballDec. 6 – Sara Rhine, Women’s BasketballDec. 13 – Becca Hittner, Women’s BasketballJan. 3 – Becca Hittner, Women’s BasketballJan. 3 – Nick McGlynn, Men’s BasketballJan. 10 – Becca Hittner, Women’s BasketballJan. 10 – Reed Timmer, Men’s BasketballJan. 17 – Sara Rhine, Women’s BasketballJan. 17 – Nick McGlynn, Men’s BasketballJan. 31 – Sara Rhine, Women’s BasketballFeb. 7 – Reed Timmer, Men’s BasketballFeb. 7 – Maddy Dean, Women’s BasketballFeb. 14 – Sara Rhine, Women’s BasketballFeb. 21 – Reed Timmer, Men’s BasketballPrint Friendly Versionlast_img read more


first_imgA man who was intoxicated during an altercation with a Gardai during which he was called a pig was given the chance to have his case struck out if he paid €100 to charity.Letterkenny court.Sean McGarvey of Dollar Row, appeared before Falcarragh Dsitrict Court in Letetrkenny yesterday. The court heard how McGarvey, 21, was with a friend at the Dollar Bar at Ballyconnell on June 28th, 2014.A Garda was passing and two males began roaring at Gardai.They were asked to quieten down but McGarvey continued to shout at Gardai calling them ‘pigs’ and shouting ‘oink, oink” the court was told.He was eventually arrested and was then given a lift home to his father’s house.Judge Paul Kelly asked McGarvey if he had a drink problem and the builder, with no previous convictions, said he had not.“This was completely unedifying behaviour and after all this the Gardai still brought you home,” commented the Judge.He was told that if he handed over €100 to the Falcarragh Youth Diversion Project, the matter would be struck out.McGarvey agreed to pay the money which he produced in court.MAN ROARED ‘PIGS’ AND ‘OINK, OINK’ AT GARDAI was last modified: April 16th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalFalcarraghGardaipigsSean McGarveylast_img read more

Malawi villages get floating clinic

first_imgRay Maota The Chauncy Maples, Malawi’s oldest ship, is being renovated to become a floating clinic, servicing the villagers living along Lake Malawi. (Image: Chauncy Maples) Villagers who live along Lake Malawi usually use dug-out canoes to reach their nearest medical facility. This is dangerous during high tides and could lead to drowning. (Image: Wikipedia) MEDIA CONTACTS • Mark Holford  Thomas Miller: Fundraising director   of the Chauncy Maples Malawi Trust  +1 415 956 6537 RELATED ARTICLES • China injects R1.7bn into Malawi • Malawi health workers help fill gap • Malawi: Africa’s warm heart • Scientists abuzz over mosquitoThe historic Chauncy Maples, Malawi’s oldest ship, is being turned into a floating clinic to bring much-needed healthcare services to fishing villages along the shores of the country’s massive lake.Currently, it can take up to 16 hours for Malawians living in remote lakeside villages to reach their nearest medical care facilities, which could be as far as 80km away.Their means of travel is usually a dug-out canoe, which offers little protection against crocodiles and hippos, and paddling during high tide means drowning is also a threat.These risks have prompted the decision to turn the ship into a floating clinic.Dr Charles Mwansambo, Malawi’s principal health secretary, said: “Districts that are part of Lake Malawi still have an average of more than 25% of their populations unable to access healthcare.“This presents a real challenge as people have to use any available water transportation to access healthcare, although that option may be risky at times. Water transport is also not available all the time.”The Malawi government had already started renovating the ship in 2009 when UK journalist and author Janie Hampton visited the lake area on a holiday and resolved to raise funds to complete the project.Hampton initiated the Chauncy Maples Malawi Trust in the same year. So far US$1.6-million (R11.4-million) has been raised, although $1.5-million (R10-million) is still needed to complete the renovation process.Hampton said: “Everyone I met along the lakeside was very keen for this to happen.” Referring to the ship, Hampton added: “We want to make sure she will last at least another 30 years.”According to the trust, half of the Malawian population lives in abject poverty, earning less than a $1 (R7) a day. The death rate among children under five is 111 in every 1 000, and a single doctor has to provide services to 52 000 people.The project to revive the historic ship will boost health-service delivery, preserve Malawi’s shipping heritage, promote eco-friendly engineering by recycling old parts of the ship, and teach locals about engineering principles and marine life. It will also become Malawi’s national symbol of pride.The public can help the Chauncy Maples Malawi Trust by making financial contributions online or donating marine parts and medical equipment.Major sponsors of the project are Thomas Miller, an insurance conglomerate which donated $400 000 (R2.7-million) and the Ana Leaf Foundation, a charity organisation that donated $161 000 (R1-million).Other smaller donors of the project each donated $40 000 (R270 000), $16 000 (R108 000) and $4000 (R27 000) respectively.The bishop behind the shipThe ship is the namesake of Bishop Chauncy Maples, an Anglican missionary who set up the Anglican Mission on Likoma Island on Lake Malawi in 1886.The cleric was consecrated as the sixth Bishop of Nyasaland in 1895 and on his way to take up his duties, his ship capsized in a storm on the extensive lake. He was the only fatality.The Chauncy Maples was commissioned in 1898 and was designed by Henry Brunel and Sir John Barry.It was built in Glasgow, Scotland, for $22 000 (R148 000) and was then taken piece by piece to Lake Malawi.It was assembled by 1901 and its initial purpose was to act as a floating missionary school, an emergency refuge from Arab slave traders and a hospital ship.The third largest lake in AfricaLake Malawi is situated between Malawi, Mozambique, and Tanzania. It is the third largest lake in Africa and is 580km long and 75km wide.The biggest body of freshwater in Africa is Lake Victoria, and the second biggest is Lake Tanganyika.Lake Malawi is one of the country’s major tourist attractions, boasting stretches of unspoilt beaches and luxurious resorts.The lake is rich in cichlid fish, which is the basic staple food for people living in the villages along its shores.last_img read more

Dinosaur Train Geocaching Challenge

first_imgShare with your Friends:More So easy – “Catie, finds it with her eyes closed!” – Team teams up with The Jim Henson Company, PBS stations, museums, zoos and aquariums across the United States to bring you the Dinosaur Train Geocaching Challenge.  The PBS children’s show Dinosaur Train encourages kids to “Go outside, get into nature and make you own discoveries!”  Now Dinosaur Train challenges families to find geocaches with fun facts about dinosaurs from the show hidden inside.Each Dinosaur Train geocache is located in a safe, easy-to-access location and features one of the dinosaurs found in the Dinosaur Train Field Guide.Team RAGAR is one of more than 300 geocachers to log a Dinosaur Train geocache so far.  They found the Dinosaur Train Cryolophosaurus Cache-WVIZ in Cleveland, Ohio.   They logged, “Came to find this one this morning because Catie loves the Dinosaur Train show on PBS… Catie was very excited to trade a pathtag for a dinosaur.”Catie found the Dinosaur Train CryolophosaurusGeocachers are also encouraged to record their favorite dinosaur.  T-Rex seems to be the reigning favorite among the adults.Tyrannosaurus, a favorite among parents (and kids)There are nearly twenty Dinosaur Train geocaches around the U.S. so far, with many more being planned for the near future.  Soon you’ll find instructions to make and hide your own Dinosaur Train geocache.  You can find the growing list of Dinosaur Train Geocaches here. SharePrint RelatedA Geocache 113 Million Years in the Making – Dinosaur Valley Earthcache (GCQMHY) – Geocache of the WeekApril 18, 2013In “Community”GeoTour Spotlight: Visit Utah (GT54)April 18, 2017In “GeoTours”One for the Little People — Geocache of the WeekSeptember 5, 2018In “Community”last_img read more

And Some Stats on SaaS Adoption…

first_imgYesterday I gave some SOA adoption numbers.  There are some new numbers out this week too about SaaS and are showing the SaaS delivery model gaining momentum.  SaaS is a hosted deployment that is sold on a pay-for-use or subscription basis.Analyst Robert DeSisto of Gartner predicts that software revenue generated by SaaS products is to increase to 25% by the year 2011.  This would be up from 5% of market share in 2005.  This estimate is consistent with the numbers reported here earlier from the Software Equity Group’s analysis, which predicted the 25% mark to be hit in the next 5-10 years.The Gartner report sees SaaS vendors moving from the just “good enough” phase of products that came out during 2000-2003 to a new breed of application that is now easier to use and more highly customizable.  But adoption varies significantly by application type/market segment.Gartner calculates 8% of the CRM market in 2005 as being deployed as SaaS, but less than 4% of ERP and Supply Change Management apps are SaaS.At the SaaScon conference in San Francisco on Monday, SaaS was forecast to grow as a deployment model 20% per year until 2010.  But issues of data and security continue to be brought up as barriers to faster adoption.  This compares with the forecase contained in the 2006 Software Industry report of 21% growth.Ann Winblad at Saascon also warned of “fake SaaS’ company claims.  She sees the test of a true SaaS deployment as being fully multi-tenant, being built on Web Services, and based on configurable user privileges and is still considered the best example of a successful SaaS implementation. Q2 2007 financials show that they have 500,000 subscribers and are on their way to $489 million in revenues for 2007, rapid growth considering thay had 100,000 subscribers in 2004 and $87 million in revenue.Some of the growth of SalesForce can be attributed to their AppExchange platform.  This week WebEX announced that it will compete against SalesForce with a similar platform.Additional information about SaaS as a trend in the ECM market can be found in these slides.overnight tramadollast_img read more