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Jack Karran scores four to power Leafs past RebelsJack Karran scores four to power Leafs past Rebels
Leaf forward Jack Karran saved his best game of the season for the second round of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League playoffs.The native of Grande Prairie scored four times to rally the Nelson Leafs to an 8-4 Murdoch Division victory over the Castlegar Rebels Friday afternoon in the Sunflower City.The win gives Nelson a 3-0 stranglehold in the best-of-seven Murdoch Division Final with Game four set for Castlegar Saturday.Game time is 7:30 p.m.If necessary, Game five is scheduled for Monday at the NDCC Arena in Nelson.Trailing 2-0 in the series, Castlegar jumped out to the early 2-0 lead on goals by Reid Wilson and Brady Daniels — the latter coming shorthanded. However, Nelson rallied back with two goals, 10 minutes into the second frame to even the score.Sawyer Hunt, unassisted, and Karran on the power play, tied the game at 2-2.Daniel, with his second of the game, scored on the power play lifting the Rebels into the brief 3-2 advantage.But Karran evened the score, also on the power play, 44 seconds later to send the teams into the second intermission tied at 3-3.In the third Daniels completed the hat-trick with a power play marker with Michael LeNoury in the box for charging, giving Castlegar a 4-3 lead.That lead was short lived as after Karran tied the game less than two minutes later, Logan Wullum notched the winning goal as Nelson scored five goals in the final 11 minutes of the game.Hunt, Karran and David Sanchez rounded out the scoring for Nelson.Nelson outshot the Rebels 32-24 as Caiden Kreitz registered the win in goal for the Leafs.Former Nelson Minor Hockey grad Curt Doyle, suffered his third loss of the series between the pipes for the Rebels. The eight goals was the most Doyle has surrendered this season. The Rebel netminder gave up seven goals to the Green and White during a 7-3 loss to Nelson in October.BLUELINES: Friday’s puck drop at 4 p.m. was due to the opening game of the BC Intercollegiate Hockey League Playoff series between Selkirk College and Vancouver Island University scheduled for Friday night at the Castlegar Arena Complex. Saturday’s Saints’ game goes at 4 p.m. while the Rebels-Leafs contest follows at 7:30 p.m. . . . Jack Karran, Leafs Game Star, finished the game with four points. Karran’s previous game high scoring outburst came September 23rd with a hat-trick against Creston. Karran now leads the Leafs in playoff goals with seven and is tied with Nicholas Wihak and Michael LeNoury in points, each with nine . . . Teammate Sawyer Hunt had three points while LeNoury, Wihak and Brendan Mckay each added two points. . . . Brady Daniels led the Rebels with three points while Chris Breese and Edward Lindsay each had two points. Breese leads Castlegar in scoring with 11 points while Lindsay and Daniel each have scored five times. . . . Nelson has only scored eight or more goals only once this season, September 15th when the Green and White dropped 12 on the Fernie Ghostriders. Nelson, not relying on offence for success this season, has scored seven times in a game three times and six five times. . . . The early start time attracted 378 fans. . . . Nelson also had a 3-0 lead during the Murdoch Semi Final against Grand Forks, and had to win a Game seven after the Bruins won three straight games.
World champions Germany avoided facing some of their strongest rivals when the draw for the European qualifying groups for the 2018 World Cup finals in Russia was made on Saturday.Germany, who won the World Cup for the fourth time in Brazil last year will face the Czech Republic, Northern Ireland, Norway, Azerbaijan and San Marino in Group C.UEFA’s decision to place their six top-seeded teams — Germany, France, England, Italy, Spain and Netherlands — in six-team groups rather than five-team groups to maximise revenue from TV and commercial opportunities, threw up tough draws for four of those countries.Netherlands and France were drawn in Group A, along with Sweden, Bulgaria, Belarus and Luxembourg, while Spain, world champions in 2010, and Italy, who won the last of their four titles in 2006, were also drawn together.The Spaniards will also face Albania, Israel, Macedonia and Liechtenstein in Group G.England, whose only World Cup win came in 1966, were paired with their oldest rivals Scotland in Group F, along with Slovakia, Slovenia, Lithuania and Malta.The nine group winners qualify automatically for the finals while the eight best runners-up will go into a playoff round of four two-legged home-and-away ties with the four winners going through.Hosts Russia qualify automatically meaning 14 European teams will be in the finals in three years’ time.European qualifying draw for 2018 World Cup GROUP A Netherlands France Sweden Bulgaria Belarus Luxembourg GROUP B Portugal Switzerland Hungary Faroe Islands Latvia Andorra GROUP C Germany Czech Republic Northern Ireland Norway Azerbaijan San Marino GROUP D Wales Austria Serbia Ireland Moldova Georgia GROUP E Romania Denmark Poland Montenegro Armenia Kazakhstan GROUP F England Slovakia Scotland Slovenia Lithuania Malta GROUP G Spain Italy Albania Israel FYR Macedonia Liechtenstein GROUP H Belgium Bosnia Greece Estonia Cyprus GROUP I Croatia Iceland Ukraine Turkey Finland
Rory McIlroy ends season with a $15 million bang at East LakeRory McIlroy ends season with a $15 million bang at East Lake
LATEST STORIES BREAKING: DOJ indicts ex-PNP chief Albayalde for graft WATCH: Robredo repacks relief goods with ‘mocha’ behind her View comments Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:04Maguindanao massacre case: Mangudadatu upbeat on conviction of perpetratotrs00:50Trending Articles03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu01:26Homes destroyed after Taal Volcano eruption02:48ABS-CBN franchise has ‘natural deadline,’ no need for quo warranto — Gatchalian03:06Tahimik, Mapanganib | Jong Manlapaz00:49Sweet! Indian bakers make world’s ‘longest’ cake02:44Gatchalian wants arrest for residents returning to Taal danger zones MOST READ Mandatory evacuation enforced in Lemery Dutch YouTube star Nikkie de Jager says she is transgender Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, holds up the FedEx Cup trophy after winning the Tour Championship golf tournament Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)ATLANTA (AP) — Rory McIlroy marched to the 18th green Sunday at East Lake with victory in hand and $15 million in the bank.Even better was what he saw — and heard — behind him.ADVERTISEMENT “I’m going to enjoy this one tonight,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Kiefer ‘more recharged, more complete’ in return to basketball, says Alyssa ‘Homeland’ star Patinkin lauds intelligence community Priyanka Chopra Jonas joining Amazon’s spy series ‘Citadel’ Robredo hits Mocha over false post: Why let gov’t pay a fake news purveyor? OSG petition a ‘clear sign’ of gov’t bid to block ABS-CBN franchise renewal — solon “He just played better,” said Koepka, who hit only five fairways in the last round. “He was impressive to watch. He put it in the fairway a lot, hit a lot of greens. And even his short game, the up-and-down he made on 11, that was pretty tasty right there. And then the way he finished it off was very impressive. Hats off to him.”What looked to be a shootout turned into a runaway for McIlroy.The marathon final day — 31 holes for McIlroy and contenders — began with big promise for a wild chase for the $15 million prize. Four players took turns atop the leaderboard in the first 35 minutes of golf Sunday morning, which included Schauffele’s first hole-in-one of his career with a 5-iron on the 240-yard ninth hole.The third round had been suspended Saturday after lightning struck a tree and injured six spectators huddled nearby. Police said they were treated and released from medical attention later that night.Koepka birdied the 18th for a one-shot lead over McIlroy and Schauffele. It was tight for the first hour of the final round, and then it turned quickly.Koepka was still up by one shot when he yanked his tee shot into the trees left of No. 7 and never found it. He made double bogey, and it became a three-shot swing when McIlroy made a 25-foot birdie putt.The decisive moment was consecutive two-shot swings — McIlroy birdied Nos. 12 and 13, Koepka missed short par putts on both.Koepka ended the PGA Tour season with three victories, another major at the PGA Championship, a World Golf Championship and the undisputed No. 1 world ranking. He is the favorite to win PGA Tour player of the year again, though McIlroy at least gave players something to contemplate when they vote over the next few weeks.The FedEx Cup counts as an official win, giving him three for the year. And he had 14 finishes in the top 10 out of 19 starts, the highest percentage of his career. Whether it’s enough — McIlroy doesn’t think so — was of little consequence.McIlroy ticked off every goal he set at East Lake in a performance that $15 million can’t measure. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. He closed with a 4-under 66 to finish four shots ahead of Schauffele, joining Woods as the only players to win the FedEx Cup twice.“Any time you can do something that only Tiger has done, you’re doing something right,” McIlroy said.There was so much more than $15 million — $14 million in cash, $1 million deferred — to this victory.Regardless of the new format that gave some players a head start to par depending on their FedEx Cup ranking — McIlroy began five shots behind before the tournament started — he wanted to post the lowest score of anyone in the 30-man field.He shot 13-under 267, the best by three shots.ADVERTISEMENT And when he was paired with Koepka in the final group Sunday, it was a chance for atonement. A month ago, McIlroy laid an egg in the final group at a World Golf Championship, just like he did with Woods the year before at East Lake.“I thought a lot about that,” McIlroy said. “I thought about the final group with Tiger last year, the final group with Brooks in Memphis a few weeks ago, and I really wanted to go out there and play well and really take it to him, and I did that.”The final round turned on the seventh hole with a three-shot swing — McIlroy made a 25-foot birdie, while Koepka lost his tee shot in the trees and made double bogey. There were consecutive two-shot swings on the back nine, and then it was a matter of holding off Schauffele.McIlroy was four shots ahead until back-to-back bogeys, and he was on the verge of watching his lead shrink to one when he holed an 8-foot par putt on the 16th. Schauffele had to settle for pars, and McIlroy finished with a flourish.He was the only player to break par all four days.Schauffele closed with a 70 to finish alone in second, which paid out $5 million.“There was plenty of excitement today,” Schauffele said. “The heart rate was up for most of the round. I thought the course was set up really fair, and if you were in the fairway, it was gettable. And if you weren’t, it was exactly what you thought it was. It was just a lot of fun.”Justin Thomas, the No. 1 seed in the FedEx Cup who started with a two-shot lead, lost his way Sunday morning in the conclusion of the third round when he took triple bogey on the 16th hole with a 9-iron from the fairway. He fell four behind and never caught up. Thomas finished with two birdies for a 68 and tied for third with Koepka, who ended another big year with a pedestrian closing round of 72.They each earned $3.5 million.As usual with Koepka, there were no complaints, no excuses. The scene was all too familiar. The gallery ducked under the ropes and rushed to encircle the green to watch the finish of a class performance in the Tour Championship. Before long, the chants began to ring out: “Rory! Rory! Rory!”This time, McIlroy had the stage to himself.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAllen Durham chews out Meralco: Everybody played like sh*tSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSThirdy Ravena gets offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsA mere bystander last year amid the chaotic celebration of Tiger Woods’ return to victory, McIlroy soaked up the perfect ending to a solid year when he surged past Brooks Koepka, held off Xander Schauffele and captured the FedEx Cup and the richest payoff in golf.Turning to Harry Diamond, his caddie and best friend, McIlroy told him, “This walk is a little more pleasant than last year.”
Feds and province draft conservation agreement for mountain caribou, starting in the Peace RegionFeds and province draft conservation agreement for mountain caribou, starting in the Peace Region
VICTORIA, B.C. — The provincial and federal governments have developed a draft conservation agreement to support the recovery of B.C.’s southern mountain caribou, starting with herds living in the B.C. Peace Region.The agreement sets out short-, medium- and long-term targets and immediate caribou recovery measures in the Central Group and it aims to reverse a decline in the Group’s population.A map of mountain caribou hearts in B.C. Photo by Government of Canada- Advertisement -Recovery actions include range planning, habitat protection and restoration, as well as population management, including maternity penning and access control to sensitive caribou habitat.B.C. will also lead in establishing a restoration fund under the agreement to support recovery actions for southern mountain caribou.Following consultations with Indigenous communities and stakeholders, Canada and British Columbia are expecting to conclude their negotiations on the draft agreement over the next several months and release a final agreement in the spring of 2018.Advertisement
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan ClarksonJoan shared with me that it was, after all, Christmas and there she sat, in a drab hospital gown, in a hospital room far, far away from her own space – her home and her beloved possessions. Finally, she said to me, “Well, what can a rabbi do about this?” And we both laughed; it did seem absurd. After a minute I told Joan to sit tight, that I had an idea. I hustled down to the Social Services office and grabbed two social workers and told them I needed them; we were going on a mission – to sing Christmas carols. I then told Joan that if she told anyone – ever – that the rabbi was caroling for her, I would soundly deny it! And then three of us sang: “Silent Night,” “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town,” “Jingle Bells” and a raft of other seasonal favorites. Joan’s daughter, coming for a visit, wandered into the room and began to sing along with us, and finally Joan herself joined in. We had a wonderful time letting the music work its healing magic, bringing us all close together, creating brotherhood and oneness, transcending the particularism of religion and melding it into the universal language of song. And then we took our leave; each of us wishing Joan a “Merry Christmas.” As we left the room, we each felt that we had done, forgive me, a mitzvah – more than a good deed. The next day, when I came to work I checked in on Joan. She sat up in her chair with a big smile on her face. She told me the depression had lifted, that the singing just helped to turn her around. I was very pleased for her and I told her how happy I was and excused myself to go and visit another patient. As I reached the door Joan said something I will never forget: “Rabbi,” she said, “you gave me my Christmas back!” Rabbi Arthur Rosenberg is a chaplain at the Motion Picture and Television Hospital and Country House in Woodland Hills.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Remember the old TV commercials for Maytag washers and dryers? The poor repairman felt like the loneliest person in town because no one needed him. I beg to differ. I am a rabbi and chaplain and work for the Motion Picture & Television Hospital and Country House in Woodland Hills. Being a rabbi during Christmas has to be a lonelier job. It is as if the whole world is Christian and I have, like the repairman, lost my customers. I was in the hospital on Dec. 23 visiting a Catholic lady in her 90s. She was depressed. She had a bout of pneumonia and a drop in her sodium level. These were not, in themselves, enough in her case to be life-threatening but certainly enough to send her to the hospital. I took her hand and asked “Joan” how she was doing, and she told me: “Oh, Rabbi, just so-so.”
Vincent Kompany leaves Man City to become player-manager of AnderlechtVincent Kompany leaves Man City to become player-manager of Anderlecht
And now he will return to the club where his professional career began, at the age of six, in Brussels.He announced on his Facebook page: “I choose to be grateful for the past but remain ambitious and driven for the future.“For the next three years, I will take up the role of player-manager of Anderlecht. Belgium’s finest. 5 5 Vincent Kompany lifted three domestic trophies in the 2018/19 season 5 LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars “He defines the essence of the club. For a decade he has been the lifeblood, the soul, and beating heart of a supremely talented squad.“A booming voice in the dressing room yet a quiet and measured ambassador off it, Vincent can be as proud of himself as we are of him.“I am not sure he expected to lift the Premier League trophy on four occasions during his captaincy but he will be remembered and revered whenever this period of unprecedented City success is spoken about by future generations. Kompany lifted the Carabao Cup earlier this season Vincent Kompany will become player-manager of Anderlecht after calling time on his glittering Manchester City career.The Belgian defender, 33, will leave City this summer following the club’s historic treble-winning season, ending 11 years of service. tense Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury 5 REVEALED REPLY Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ shining Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Getty He became a key figure in the success which followed, and leaves City having won four Premier League titles, two FA Cups and four League Cups.City chairman Khaldoon paid his own tribute to Kompany.“There have been many important contributors to Manchester City’s renaissance, but arguably none are more important than Vincent Kompany,” he said. ADVICE Kompany became the first captain to lift all three domestic trophies in the men’s game Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT 5 Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won “I offered my help, no strings attached, should they need it.”Kompany says he was then offered the player-manager job in the last few weeks.“I want to share my knowledge with the next purple generations,” he continued. “This may come as a surprise to you. It’s the most passionate yet rational decision I’ve ever made.”Kompany revealed that he had met with Anderlecht chairman Marc Coucke and sporting director Michael Verschueren last summer.“I shared my thoughts and listened to their vision for the future: ambitious, courageous and determined to get back to number one,” he wrote. Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card “With that, I will also put a bit of Manchester in the heart of Belgium. This is no goodbye. It’s a see you later.”He signed off with victory in the FA Cup final on Saturday, where City thrashed Watford 6-0 to complete a domestic treble.The central defender was signed by Mark Hughes from German club Hamburg, days before the Sheikh Mansour takeover. KOMPANY’S TROPHY HAUL no dice Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Premier League: 2011/12, 2013/14, 2017/18, 2018/19FA Cup: 2010/11, 2018/19League Cup: 2013/14, 2015/16, 2017/18, 2018/19Community Shield: 2012, 2018 Kompany will return to Anderlecht huge blow “His leadership, intelligence and determination have seen him adapt brilliantly to playing under four different managers and overcome some debilitating injuries. He is a special character who has answered every demand the club has made of him.“We now look forward to celebrating his testimonial match in September so that we can properly celebrate his City contribution. He will always be part of the City family.” The Belgian won TEN major trophies with Man City gameday cracker Kompany joined City in 2008
Star Wars: The Force Awakens Releases Official Teaser Trailer OnlineStar Wars: The Force Awakens Releases Official Teaser Trailer Online
Related Posts 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People… Sci-fi fans got an unexpected holiday gift today, thanks to the online release of the official trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. It has been a long wait for fans, with the feature film set to release next year. Despite initial reports about issues with the screen and Disney wanting the movie earlier than J.J. Abrams and his crew would have preferred, the trailer managed to make its way to the Web Friday morning. As a teaser, the 88-second video succeeds in doing exactly what it’s intended to do—tease viewers without giving away too much plot. Actually, it delivers none of the storyline. But it somehow manages to offer some tantalizing bits anyway. Some cool things about this trailer:John Boyega! The black stormtrooper at the beginning starred in 2011’s excellent Attack the Block, and hopefully has a big role in this film.A rolling droid! Cool, I guess. There are X-Wings and TIE fighters in the trailer, so either there are some imperial forces still around, or the Empire was not totally defeated after Return of the Jedi. Or it could be a flashback scene, although that would be lame.The lightsaber of the (presumably) “dark sider” was designed to make you go “Whoa! A crossguard! This movie’s totally new and gonna rock my world!” But crossguards are supposed to protect your hand, and this one clearly has exposed machinery, which seems counter-productive to me. Then again, picking nits over a science fiction movie from Disney may not be the best use of my time. Lens flare at the 1:04 mark!So the clip does a good job of giving fans plenty to chew over, without spoiling the story. That might sound like a pretty obvious description of a teaser trailer, but let’s take a gander at the one for Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. If nothing else, at least we know one thing: We’ve come a long way in the of making trailers since 1999.The Force Awakens is set roughly 30 years after 1983’s Return of the Jedi, the last Star Wars film, at least in the fictional universe’s chronological order. This installment will hit theaters on December 18, 2015. Official photo from StarWars.com richard procter 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex…
Enabling Software Defined Infrastructure through the Convergence of Great TechnologiesEnabling Software Defined Infrastructure through the Convergence of Great Technologies
By Albert Diaz, Intel VP Data Center Group, GM Product Collaboration and Systems DivisionWhen Intel’s Platform Collaboration Solution Division (PCSD) was approached by EMC & VMware® about collaborating on a best of breed Hyper-Converged Infrastructure appliance we realized that PCSD had the ability to integrate assets across Intel’s product groups and make a compelling solution to meet a growing storage market need. The EMC® VSPEX® BLUE hyper-converged infrastructure appliance is more than the convergence of software-defined compute, networking and storage infrastructure; it is the convergence of great brands. Each company brings its expertise to ensure that the resulting product addresses the many challenges that Enterprise IT is facing as their organizations evolve to meet the real-time workload demands of private/hybrid cloud deployments. VSPEX BLUE gives IT managers what they need, but without complicating their lives, the product just works!Hiding all the complexity from the user is…well its complex, but we knew we were up for challenge. It is all about ensuring that pluggable fixed configuration H/W is all synchronized through a common S/W stack. We needed to ensure the product had the memory and I/O bandwidth to meet the demands of the enterprise and mid-market, and what better choice than the Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2600 Product Family. Putting 8 processors into a dense 2U chassis was made easier by our 20+ years of experience in the server board and system business. The solution includes a modular Intel 10GbE Network connection from our Networking Division (ND), giving users the choice of fiber SFP+ or copper RJ45 connectivity and ensuring that users have the flexibility to integrate as their cable plant requires. Adding high performance solid state disks with technology from the Intel Non-Volatile Memory Solutions Group (NSG) and being able to seamlessly scale, from 100 to 400 Virtual Machines and 250 to 1000 VDTs, with the goal of getting customers up and running in 15 minutes, was super challenging from a H/W integration perspective.From the initial requirements discussion with EMC and VMware through final production release, we always kept the design goal of SIMPLICITY in mind. Installation and management needed to be fully orchestrated. Patching and upgrading needed to be intuitive. Very importantly, the EMC VSPEX BLUE appliance had to easily grow and contract based on business needs in order to offer mid-market enterprise customers the fastest, lowest-risk path to new application and technology adoption.I want to be sure to mention that our team enjoyed working on the VSPEX BLUE project. Storage has reached an important inflection point. Delivering truly converged solutions that have great brands doing the validation and integration together makes successful deployments of private/hybrid clouds predictable. IT Directors want proven configurations that enable the businesses they support to go from idea to solution without incurring the risk normally associated with new cloud deployments. Our team is proud to have been part of the creation of a product that is simple to manage and simple to scale, so that IT Directors can invest their valuable resources elsewhere, because I know their lives are complex enough!