The Nelson Leafs started the 2014-15 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season with the anticipation and excitement every team begins a new season having found a bright, young new coach.However, the excitement turned quickly to shock when coach Matt Hughes promptly dropped a bomb on the executive by leaving days before the start of the season.Oh, did we say before flying off to the Pursuit of Excellence Program Hockey Academy in Kelowna, Hughes put his John Henry on one of the worst schedules in team history as Nelson played nine of its first 11 games at home — that works out to almost 35 percent of the season at home before the season is even a month old.Pushed into scramble mode, the Leaf executive did find their man in Dave McLellan.However, this former Junior A skipper was so far behind the rest of the KIJHL, finding a competitive team was almost impossible.But give McLellan credit, he, thanks to a solid returning core of defensemen, did manage to put a competitive team on the ice.The only problem McLellan was better at coaching than the administration duties, as twice the Leafs were found guilty of using ineligible players — the second mistake costing the coach and GM an eight-game suspension to conclude the regular season.Nelson was also penalized points in the standings, dropping the Green and White from a race for first or second in the division all the way to fourth.And the injuries — did we say anything about injuries to several key players — a couple, which probably won’t play in the upcoming Murdoch Division semi final series.The Murdoch semi starts Friday in Fruitvale against the high-flying Nitehawks.But everything can now be tossed in the past as the Leafs embark on the huge challenge of knocking off the defending KIJHL, Cyclone Taylor and Keystone Cup champions of a year ago.One more stat to add to the momentous task is the Beaver Valley franchise have sent Nelson to the golf course in three of the past four seasons.“Firstly, we have to show up every game and stick to our systems and if we do that I believe we can knock them off,” said Leaf captain Aaron Dunlap on the key to an upset series win for Nelson. “If we play our systems we’re a super hard team to beat and super hard team to play against.”“I mean Beaver Valley is a great team, but I feel if we play our systems and everybody shows up to play it’s hard to play against us,” Dunlop added.After starting out the season series against the Hawks with two wins in the first three games, including an 8-0 trashing in Fruitvale, Nelson has skidded against Beaver Valley, a franchise that traditionally starts slow and finishes strong.The Hawks won the final five games — one of the wins Nelson was stripped of the points due to playing an ineligible player — to take the season series 5-2-1.But every game down the stretch the teams played were very tightly played, with the Hawks winning by one goal.“It seems like this year we haven’t got a lot of bounces so hopefully that turns in our favour and we get a couple in playoffs,” explained Dunlap, finishing the season with 19 goals and 26 assists — good enough for fourth spot in Leaf scoring.“But I like our chances in playoffs,” Dunlap added. “Our team is ready to go and hungry because we’ve been knocked out by (BV) the last couple of years so we’re all ready to change that this time around.”Nelson will be buoyed by the fact the head coach, and brains behind the Leafs, is back behind the bench.“Ya I’m excited to be back,” McLellan said. “I’ve been looking forward to the playoffs since August.”“When you start the season you’re always looking to get into the playoffs and we’re looking to have a good series against Beaver Valley.”McLellan was almost jumping out of his shoes to find out that forwards Dylan Williamson and Aaron Brewer are scheduled to return to the lineup for Friday’s game one.The addition of Williamson and Brewer gives McLellan three solid lines to toss at the Hawks — a luxury missing since, well, October.The three lines go nice with the five-headed monster on defence — Robson Cramer, hard hitting Darnel St. Pierre, Austin Seaman, Patrick Croome and Brendan Smith.Hometown hero Adam Maida gets the start between the pipes for the Leafs as Joey Karrer rests for the opener.Nelson is definitely the underdog when the playoff series opens Friday.But knocking off the Hawks, and advancing into the playoffs, would go a long way to shelving sour taste this season has been to Leafs and their fans.
Past the finishing post Caymanas Park Results for May 21, 2016 Weather: Fine, Track: Good Race 1 1200 M (Purse $768,000) IMP3YO&UP(NW3&MDN)/NB4YO(NW3O/T)&NB3YO-REST.STAKES *1. CHOO CHOO BLUE RHalledeen 54.0 2. POLLY B MWard4 50.0 7L 3. AWESOME DESTINY SEllis 54.0 3/4L 4. DINNER BY SEVEN JErwin 53.0 Sh.Head WIN: $70.00 PLACE: $50.00, $50.00, $50.00 Final Time : 1:12.1 Splits : 23.1, 46.0 Winner : 3yo b filly – COWTOWN CAT – CHOOBLOO Trainer : PETER MCMASTER Owner : MISS SUCKIE Bred by BRENT FEMUNG & CRYSTAL FEMUNG Qu : $187.00 Ex: $215.00 Trifecta: $93.00 Race 2 1200 M (Purse $768,000) NB3-Y-O MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHT (DIV.I) 1. BLUE PEPSI LINKS RHalledeen 54.0 2. THAT’S THE MAN JPatterson3 51.0 3 1/4L *3. NEHEMIAH JErwin 52.5 2 1/2L 4. PHOTOGENIC AChatrie 52.0 1 1/4L 5. ACAPULCO MWard4 50.0 2 1/4L DNF #3 BIG PAUL RNelson 54.0 WIN: $479.00 PLACE: $118.00, $97.00, $70.00 Final Time : 1:15.0 Splits : 23.2, 47.2 Winner : 3yo b colt – BLUE PEPSI LODGE – FORCED ON ME Trainer : RYAN DARBY Owner : IAN LODGE Bred by HOWARD HAMILTON Qu: $804.00 Ex: $1,862.00 D/E: $383.00 Trifecta: $1,557.00 Hi-5: $22,439.00 Race 3 1600 M (Purse $590,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($450,0-$400,0)/NB5YO(NW4) 1. LADY BELRIDGE OMullings 53.0 2. STAR NEW VISTA JPatterson3 51.0 Head *3. BIGBROWNGREYHOPE AChatrie 54.0 5 1/2L 4. FLYING MIRACLE DDawkins3 51.0 3/1 5 DNF #6 UNBREAKABLE SEllis 57.0 WIN: $208.00 PLACE: $103.00, $74.00, $74.00 Final Time : 1:41.2 Splits : 24.2, 47.2, 1:12.3 Winner : 6yo b mare – OUTRIGGER – DOCANDME Trainer : ALBERT CHONG Owner : BRAVID Bred by EVERGLADES FARMS LTD. Qu: $354.00 Ex: $709.00 D/E: $2,278.00 Superfecta: $1,001.00 Rolling Triple: $2,904.00 Race 4 1100 M (Purse $500,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($180,0)/NB6YO&UP(NW3)-FILLIES & MARES 1. WINESHA JPatterson3 55.0 *2. CLEARLY OURS AChatrie 52.0 1 3/4L 3. EUSEBIA RLahoe 55.0 5/2 11L 4. VERONICA B DDawkins3 49.0 2 1/2L 5. WAR CHIP OEdwards3 50.5 2 1/2L DNF #4 GREAT BROWN RMcNaughton 54.0 DNF #10 NO COINCIDENCE OnBeckford4 50.0 Late scratch : #2 NOOKLIN BRIDGE WIN: $138.00 PLACE: $68.00, $61.00, $70.00 Final Time : 1:08.2 Splits : 23.2, 47.1 Winner : 6yo ch mare – STORM CRAFT – POSITIVE VIBES Trainer : PATRICK TAYLOR Owner : ROBERT PEARSON Bred by RAPHAEL E. GORDON Qu: $216.00 Ex: $510.00 D/E: $629.00 (7-2) $193.00 Trifecta: $342.00 Hi-5: $2,028.50 Rolling Triple: $7,834.00 Race 5 1000 M (S) (Purse $530,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($250,0-$210,0)/NB5YO(NW2) & 6YO&UP(NW4) 1. ELVIRA DDawkins3 51.0 2. MAMETA OFoster 54.0 1/2L 3. ZEEVA OEdwards3 50.5 Neck 4. AQUILO BebHarvey3 52.0 1/2L Late scratch : #2 FIX IT UP, #4 FIFTYONESTORM WIN: $393.00 PLACE: $155.00, $296.00, $167.00 Final Time : 1:01.3 Splits : 23.0, 46.3 Winner : 4yo b filly – PORTO SANTO – DIABLO FOREVER Trainer : PAUL SMITH Owner : DELETA BREWSTER Bred by Y.S. (1955) LTD. Qu: $3,960.00 Ex: $24,908.00 D/E: $1,543.00 (5-2) $107.00 Superfecta Carry-over : $132,736.50 Rolling Triple: $5,460.00 Race 6 1200 M (Purse $768,000) NB3-Y-O MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHT (DIV.II) 1. COPPERFIELD LSteadman2 54.0 2. OK DUDE WHenry 54.0 7/2 3-1/4L *3. LUCKY NINE HPottinger3 51.5 1 1/2L 4. BIG MACHINE LINKS AndrePowell4 51.5 2 1/4L 5. PIANO MAN ISpence 54.0 2 1/2L 6. BOUNCE OnBeckford4 50.0 3/4L WIN: $394.00 PLACE: $84.00, $86.00, $61.00 Final Time : 1:15.3 Splits : 23.3, 47.2 Winner : 3yo b colt – FEARLESS VISION – PIK A TRIX Trainer : ANTHONY NUNES Owner : STEPHAN A NARINESINGH Bred by ORANGE VALLEY ESTATES LTD. NOTE: HORSE #7 UNCLE BUNNY CAME 2ND, BUT WAS DISQUALIFIED AND PLACED 12TH. Qu: $1,415.00 Ex: $2,694.00 D/E: $5,055.00 Trifecta: $1,650.00 Hit-6 carry-over: $112,365.50 Rolling Triple: $12,575.00 Pick-4: $31,892.00 Super-6: $113,015.80 Race 7 1300 M (Purse $530,000) NB4-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE V(NW2)-F&M 1. SONG BIRD WHenry 52.0 2. QUEENOFSAINTROSE JErwin 52.5 4 1/2L 3. LAGUNA POINT HPottinger3 51.5 1/2L 4. VALLEY OF QUEENS RMcNaughton 51.5 3L 5. STERRI’S CHOICE OSimpson 52.0 3/4L WIN: $151.00 PLACE: $90.00, $196.00, $202.00 Final Time : 1:23.0 Splits : 23.3, 47.2, 1:14.3 Winner : 4yo ch filly – ADORE THE GOLD – MELISSA’S SONG Trainer : DWIGHT CHEN Owner: DWIGHT CHEN Bred by DWIGHT CHEN Qu: $602.00 Ex: $909.00 D/E: $1,198.00 Trifecta: $9,172.00 Hi-5 carry-over: $126,168.25 Rolling Triple: $20,193.00 Race 8 1400 M (Purse $560,000) NB5-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE IV(NW3) 1. CHIEF PROSPECT JErwin 53.0 2. KABRINA AndreePowell4 48.0 3 1/4L 3. DR. DEAREST DDawkins3 49.0 3/4L 4. SEQUOYAH AndrePowell4 52.0 1/2L 5. TRACKING DANIEL OMullings 54.0 2 1/4L WIN: $251.00 PLACE: $172.00, $386.00, $209 Final Time : 1:31.0 Splits : 24.0, 48.0, 1:15.4 Winner : 5yo colt – WAR MARSHALL – PRINCESS SHEILA Trainer : DWIGHT CHEN Owner: DWIGHT CHEN Bred by ORETT WELLINGTON Qu: $5,173.00 Ex: $14,340.00 D/E: $540.00 Trifecta: $127,749.00 Hi-5 carry-over: $296,604.10 Rolling Triple: $8,050.00 Race 9 1000 M (R) (Purse $560,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($350,0-$300,0)/NB5YO(NW3) 1. AUNT HILDA RMcNaughton 50.5 2. SHADE OF BEAUTY OMullings 52.0 3/4L 3. EL NUMERO UNO WHenry 54.0 1/2L 4. ST. BERNARD SEllis 54.0 29/1 1/2L DNF: #5 ROCKETEER PParchment 53.0 Late scratch : #2 ABOGADO WIN: $799.00 PLACE: $180.00, $228.00, $109.00 Final Time : 1:02.2 Splits : 23.2, 47.3 Winner : 5yo b filly – LEGAL PROCESS – LADY INDIRA Trainer : PATRICK FONG Owner : NEW BLUE LTD. Bred by HENRY JAGHAI O.D., J.P. Qu: $4,027.00 Ex: $11,634.00 D/E: $2,840.00 (2-2) $358.00 Superfecta: $481,410.00 Rolling Triple: $10,753.00 PlacePot 8 : Carry-over : $365,703.75 TITANIA TROPHY Race 10 1100 M (Purse $768,000) NB3-Y-O RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE II (NW2)-FILLIES 1. CLASSY AVIATOR AChatrie 52.5 521.00 150.00 *2. BIRD CATCHER OWhite 52.5 1 1/4L 3. BABY P BebHarvey3 52.5 25/1 3/4L 4. LIKE A LADY WHenry 52.0 42/1 2L 5. BLUE MOON JInnis3 52.0 1 1/4L WIN: $521.00 PLACE: $150.00, $75.00, $217.00 Final Time : 1:07.0 Splits : 23.0, 46.3 Winner : 3yo ch filly – SEEKING THE GLORY – CLASSY CHANEL Trainer : GARY SUBRATIE Owner: TEST PILOTS Bred by EVERDEEN MAXWELL REEVES Qu: $713.00 Ex: $2,373.00 D/E: $18,109.00 Trifecta: $6,719.00 Hi-5: $669,883.00 Rolling Triple: $365,611.00 Pick-4 : $356,956.00 Super-6: $2,000,219.00 Pick-9: $8,116.50; $170.50 Carry-over: $1,397,704.30
ABU DHABI, UAE (CMC): West Indies showed early promise but buckled under the weight of the irrepressible Younis Khan’s 33rd Test hundred and a couple of dropped chances as Pakistan gained an early foothold in the second Test here yesterday. Opting to bat first on a flat track on the opening day of the contest at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, the hosts were comfortably placed on 304 for four when bad light ended play with six overs remaining. Younis, who missed last week’s historic day/night opening Test in Dubai as he recovered from a bout of dengue, stroked a high-class 127, while captain Misbah-ul-Haq closed on an unbeaten 90. Asad Shafiq, who also got a half-century in the opening Test, chimed in with a valuable 68 to help pull Pakistan around after they lost their openers cheaply. Fast bowler Shannon Gabriel was impressive despite struggling with a no-ball problem, leading the Windies attack with two for 43 from his 14 overs sent down in short spells throughout the day. The right-armer struck as early as the fifth over of the morning when he had first Test triple century-maker Azhar Ali bowled off the inside edge without scoring, with only six runs on the board. Shafiq arrived to add 36 for the second wicket with Sami Aslam before the left-hander perished on the stroke of the first hour, bowled for six between bat and pad, missing a drive at leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo. Thereafter, however, West Indies were forced to toil for success as the 38-year-old Younis spearheaded two partnerships to limit West Indies to just two more wickets for the remainder of the day. He and Shafiq posted 87 for the third wicket to see Pakistan safely to the lunch interval before he added a further 175 for the fourth wicket with the unruffled Misbah, which ensured the hosts won the last two sessions. SCOREBOARD PAKISTAN 1st innings Sami Aslam b Bishoo 6 Azhar Ali b Gabriel 0 Asad Shafiq b Gabriel 68 Younis Khan c Chase b Brathwaite 127 *Misbah-ul-Haq not out 90 Extras (lb6, nb7) 13 Total (4 wkts, 84 overs) 304 To bat: +Sarfraz Ahmed, Mohammad Nawaz, Yasir Shah, Sohail Khan, Zulfiqar Babar, Rahat Ali. Fall of wickets: 1-6, 2-42, 3-129, 4-304. Bowling: Gabriel 14-1-43-2 (nb7), Cummins 15-1-43-0, Holder 14-4-31-0, Bishoo 20-0-92-1, Chase 12-0-53-0, Brathwaite 9-0-36-1. WEST INDIES *J Holder, K Brathwaite, L Johnson, D Bravo, M Samuels, J Blackwood, R Chase, +S Hope, D Bishoo, M Cummins, S Gabriel. Toss: Pakistan. Umpires: M Gough, R Illingworth; TV – P Reiffel.
Three Guyana Defence Force (GDF) ranks were on Monday found guilty by Magistrate Leron Daly of stealing milk and margarine from Camp Ayanganna.Richard Charles, 26; Kevin Phipps, 26, of East Ruimveldt, Georgetown, and Linton Logan, 27, of Hadfield Street, Wortmanville, Georgetown, all pleaded not guilty to the charge when it was read to them.Following the trial, Magistrate Daly found the men guilty of committing the act between February 13 and 14, 2018 at Camp Ayanganna, Georgetown. The trio stole 11 25-kilogram bags of powdered milk worth $153,890 and seven cases of Golden Cream margarine, property of the GDF.The ranks were fined $100,000 each. Failure to pay the fine will result in them serving one year in prison.
Attempts by the Mayor and City Council (M&CC) to increase the fees for containers which traverse the streets of Georgetown have proven to be unsuccessful, and as such, the fees remain at $5000.Town Clerk Royston KingThis was disclosed by Town Clerk Royston King on Friday, who told media operatives that the agreement was arrived at following a meeting with City Hall officials, the Private Sector Commission (PSC), and the Business and Communities ministries on Wednesday last.“That tripartite meeting between the council, private sector and Government provided a good platform for conversation and action on issues, particularly financial issues affecting the sustainable development of Georgetown”, King stated.During that encounter, the council was hoping for the fees to be increased from $5,000 to $8,000 for every 20ft container, and from $5,000 to $10,000 for every 40ft container.“It was agreed that the council will sustain the current charge to provide an opportunity for all involved to look at the challenges facing the city in a more holistic manner, and to explore other options of revenue generation for Georgetown,” the Town Clerk posited.King explained that with the current system in place, some shippers were collecting the money but were not remitting same to the council. He noted that the monies acquired from the increased fees would have been used specifically towards the construction of new roads and to repair the deplorable ones.“The charge on containers is giving shippers an opportunity to contribute to what we do in the city (maintain roads),” he said.On July 19, 2016, the M&CC had blocked several streets in Georgetown and its environs, demanding that a $25,000 fee be charged for each container to traverse the streets of Georgetown.However, the Council was forced to abandon the demand after the Shipping Association of Guyana (SAG) moved to the High Court, challenging the M&CC’s decision to impose the new fee.The SAG, in court documents filed, emphasised that the Municipal and Municipal District Councils Act, Ch 28:01 and by-laws do not provide for the imposition of such a tax.The PSC had said at that time that it was increasingly concerned at the approach of the M&CC to make such decisions in order to raise revenue, as it negatively impacts the business community and the citizens of Georgetown, especially since there was no public consultation and due process within the law.The PSC went on to say that while the city requires a certain amount of revenue to function effectively, stakeholders should be engaged in a decision making process which would consider the interest of all parties.As such, in August of 2016, the fees were lowered from $25,000 to $5,000.
With the first crop for 2019 almost complete, the national production is just under seven tons per hectare. This is according to the Guyana Rice Developing Board (GRDB).Some of the paddy that was dumpedGRDB General Manager Nizam Hassan has announced that this is considered as excellent. However, rice farmers in Berbice are contending that the figures released by the GRDB are aimed at misleading persons.The high acreage is against a backdrop of challenges faced by some farmers in accessing water early in the crop and then an unprecedented invasion of paddy bugs.Hassan, speaking on a GRDB Special Report aired on national television, said they explained what happened during the current crop.“The crop in terms of harvest did well,” Hussain boasted.However, Berbice farmers say that they are seeing a totally different picture. One rice farmer, Julius Singh, told this publication that while Hassan’s statement may somewhat be true, it does not reflect the true situation.According to Singh, the GRDB is acting as though the impact of the paddy bug infestation on the crop is not serious.“Some rice you cut 35 bags per acre and some you cut 40 bags per acre but what is the use; the ‘Gandhi’ [paddy bugs] suck everything out of the paddy, you can’t get money off the paddy,” the rice farmer said.Some of the farmers have had to dump their paddy after mills rejected it because of the poor quality as a result of paddy bug infestation; the worst in decades according to some farmers.According to Hassan, over ninety per cent of the crop, which was hit by the paddy sucking insect, has been harvested in Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne).In Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam), ninety-eight per cent of the 13,281 hectares under rice cultivation has been harvested.“In that region, there was some issues with paddy bugs and we had an intervention. The average yield for that region is 5.7 tonnes per hectare,” the General Manager said.In Region Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara) the average was 5.5 tonnes per hectare.Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica), which has a small acreage of 3600 hectares, yielded a whopping seven tonnes per hectare while in Region Five (Mahaica-Berbice), which cultivated almost 40,000 hectares, the yield was 5.7 tonnes per hectare.“Region Six had 23,726 hectares under cultivation and yielded almost seven tonnes per hectare. So the overall yield for the country thus far is 6.07 to be exact which is an excellent performance despite the challenges,” Hussain said.On Wednesday last, several farmers on the Corentyne in Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne), who have been affected by the paddy bug infestation called on Government to provide some form of assistance to enable them to go into the next crop.Some of the farmers have had to dump their paddy after millers rejected it because of the poor quality which resulted from the paddy bug infestation.When the crop started, farmers said that they were forced to pump water after the Regional Administration lacked fuel to operate the four pumps in the Black Bush Polder. This was followed by the blockage of the Seaforth Canal, which created more difficulty for some farmers.Rice Producers Association Field Officer, Ramlagan Singh said more than 30 farmers in the region had all of their paddy rejected and were forced to dump it; some on the roadside and others on the beach.He added that most of the paddy was not even fit for animal consumption.
But three of Belgium’s so-called golden generation — Kevin De Bruyne, Romelu Lukaku and Eden Hazard — ran riot in the first half in Kazan and the Red Devils showed impressive resilience to hold on in the second period in the face of incessant pressure.“These boys deserve to be heroes in Belgium,” said coach Roberto Martinez. “The execution of the tactics was magnificent.“It is special and we can’t let the people of Belgium down. We can pass that down the generations — beating Brazil.”Coming into the match, Martinez acknowledged the gulf in World Cup pedigree between his side, who have never been further than the semi-finals, and their illustrious rivals.But after a bright start from Tite’s team, it was Belgium who looked the more dangerous, scoring through a Fernandinho own goal in the 13th minute and increasing their lead with a superb De Bruyne strike just after the half-hour.Belgium midfielder Kevin De Bruyne celebrates after scoring against Brazil in the World Cup quarter-finals © AFP / EMMANUEL DUNANDTite threw on Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino for Willian at half-time and the famous yellow shirts poured forward in increasing desperation, only to find an impenetrable wall at the back.Substitute Renato Augusto gave Brazil hope with just under a quarter of an hour to go with a deft header into the bottom-right corner of the net.Neymar had a chance to equalise late in injury time but Thibaut Courtois produced a magnificent save to tip over the goalbound curling effort.Brazil have not lifted the World Cup since 2002 and will have to stand by and watch as a European side win it for the fourth time in a row.“It’s a heavy, bitter feeling. This was very hard for us to swallow,” said a downbeat Tite, who refused to be drawn on his future.– France ease through – Earlier, France became the first nation to book their place in the semi-finals, making an ominous statement of intent in easing past Uruguay 2-0.Raphael Varane’s header put France in the driving seat © AFP / Mladen ANTONOVUruguay were dealt a devastating blow before kick-off in Nizhny Novgorod when Paris Saint-Germain forward Edinson Cavani was ruled out after failing to recover from the injury he picked up in the win against Portugal.Raphael Varane opened the scoring shortly before half-time from a set-piece, steering a header past a diving Fernando Muslera after Antoine Griezmann whipped the ball in.But France were indebted to Hugo Lloris for pulling off a stunning save at full stretch moments before the half-time whistle to deny Martin Caceres.Didier Deschamps’s team doubled their lead in the 61st minute when Muslera made a terrible error, failing to parry a speculative shot from Griezmann and watching in horror as it looped across his goalline.Deschamps said his side had “again raised our level” after the 4-3 win that ended Argentina’s campaign in the last 16.“I have a good team that still has plenty of room for improvement,” he said. “You can see our lack of experience sometimes, but we have so many qualities too.“We played well but it was not the perfect match. There are so many things that we can improve on.”– England fever –In England, World Cup fever is building as hopes rise that Gareth Southgate’s young team spearheaded by striker Harry Kene can beat Sweden in Samara on Saturday and reach the semi-finals for the first time for 28 years.England coach Gareth Southgate has urged his team to “keep making history” © AFP / Yuri CORTEZ“We’ve already had our first knockout win in 12 years, our first win in a penalty shootout in a World Cup for England, the highest number of goals scored in an individual game,” Southgate said.“We want to keep making that history,” he added. “We know that it’s not since 1990 we were in a World Cup semi-final. We’re hugely ambitious and want to do that, but we know there’s nothing in our mind other than tomorrow’s game.”England or Sweden will play the winner of Saturday’s other quarter-final, in which host nation Russia will aim to keep defying the odds when they play Luka Modric’s skilful Croatia side.Meanwhile, FIFA President Gianni Infantino told President Vladimir Putin that visitors to the World Cup had fallen “in love with Russia”, during a meeting Friday at the Kremlin.“Everyone who has been here for a period of time now has discovered a country that we didn’t know,” Infantino said.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Neymar sinks to his knees after Belgium defeated Brazil in the World Cup quarter-finals © AFP / EMMANUEL DUNANDNizhny Novgorod, Russian Federation, Jul 5 – Neymar’s Brazil crashed out of the World Cup on Friday, failing to erase the pain of their humiliation on home soil four years ago as Belgium beat them 2-1 to set up a semi-final against France.The five-time champions came to Russia desperate to make amends for their stunning 7-1 semi-final defeat to Germany in Belo Horizonte in 2014.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre And on Thursday the La Habra councilwoman’s efforts will be recognized by the The Caring Institute during a luncheon honoring the 2007 National Caring Awards recipients in Washington, D.C. The institute is a nonprofit organization founded in 1985 to honor and promote the values of caring, integrity and public service. Espinoza, 55, is one of 16 people who will be honored for establishing “Rosie’s Garage,” a tutoring program to keep children off the streets. Little did she know when she asked her husband 16 years ago to move his lawnmower and tools out of their garage for her tutoring program that it would lead to sharing an award with the likes of past recipients the Rev. Billy Graham, poet Maya Angelou, actor Paul Newman and Mother Teresa. “She is so deserving of this award,” said Glenn Hughes, executive director of Neighborhood Housing Services of Orange County. LA HABRA — Going back to the neighborhood in La Habra where she grew up wasn’t the same for Rose Espinoza when she returned in 1991. Instead of finding the peaceful place of her youth, she found growing gang activity and low educational opportunities. “I was shocked,” Espinoza said. Instead of moving out, she decided to do something about it. He and his group, then known as the Neighborhood Housing Services of La Habra, have partnered with Rosie’s Garage since its inception. Espinoza found her home through the center, and eventually, when insurance issues threatened to close the garage, they helped find another location. In 1999, NHSOC bought a small duplex on Grace Avenue, which became the program’s home in 2003. “My son was the driving force behind starting it,” she said. Chris, then 12, needed extra help in some areas, Espinoza said. She then realized other kids in the neighborhood didn’t have the option of tutoring outside the classroom. “Education is long-lasting,” she said. “I wanted to help these kids find a better quality of life by enhancing their educational opportunities.” According to an NHSOC evaluation, students tutored at Rosie’s Garage on average increased their abilities in writing by 2.1 grade levels and 2.9 grade levels in math. The program has been so successful that it has earned national recognition from CBS Evening News and the President’s Points of Light Volunteer Award. It started from humble beginnings. “There wasn’t much in the garage, just old wooden tables, a mishmash of plastic chairs and a stack of used textbooks,” Espinoza said. But there was a whole lot of love. She and her sister, Victoria Kennedy, tutored the students – from kindergarten through eighth grade – in a variety of subjects. She was surprised at the interest. “The kids were hungry for help,” Espinoza said. The need has grown over the years from eight students to anywhere from 18 to 25 kids. “We accept anyone who brings their homework that doesn’t understand it,” she said. There is no charge. The tutors are other students or adults from the neighborhood. Espinoza, who was elected to the council in 2000, said she had planned on tutoring for only two years. But the demand was so strong she couldn’t quit. “It’s such a simple thing to help a child with homework,” she said. “I’m just trying to make a difference.” firstname.lastname@example.org (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3028160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
The Killotto had no winner this week. The numbers were 11, 17, 19 and 27. There was no winner of Match 3 Numbers. Next week’s Killotto jackpot is €1,850. Match 3 is €120. The Killotto is now online. If you would like to do the Killotto and are not at home, go online to the new website www.killybegsgaa.com and follow the link for the instructions.There was no winner of the Bingo Jackpot. Consolation prize went to Maureen Cunningham, Killybegs. Next week’s Jackpot will be €1,800 on 48 calls.The Under 8’s had a very successful blitz last Friday evening in Eamonn Byrne Memorial Park. Both teams put on a fantastic display of football against St. Naul’s, N. Ultan N. Columba. Thanks to all the people who helped out on the night. Without all this support it would not be possible to run these blitzes.The seniors and reserves had good victories against Termon last Saturday evening. Results: Seniors 1-09 Termon 0-08, Reserves 2-09 Termon 0-06 Good luck to Donegal in Ulster final on Sunday.GAA: KILLYBEGS GAA CLUB NOTES was last modified: July 12th, 2011 by gregShare 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:GAA: KILLYBEGS GAA CLUB NOTES
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