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Women’s 7s team downs Tonga in thriller

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first_imgPNG grabbed first points through Joanne Lagona who was put through a gap and ran in to score.With an unsuccessful conversion by Kymlie Rapilla, PNG took the lead 5-0 and held on until the half time whistle.Tonga hit back almost immediately at the start of the second half of play and took a 7-5 lead after a successful kick. With less than a minute of play left, PNG knew the way to go was out wide to Lynette Kwarvla who took the ball and ran 50 metres to score right on the full time hooter and win the game.last_img

Senior Flyers drop game one of series to Spirit River

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first_imgGame two between the Flyers and Rangers goes Thursday night in Spirit River. The series returns to Fort St. John for game three on Sunday at 7:30 p.m. Spirit River opened the scoring early in the first period on the power play, but the Flyers tied the game at 1-1 two minutes later. The score held heading into the second period.The Flyers took the lead late in the second period with a power play goal of their own, but just over a minute later Spirit River tied the game with a short handed goal.With the game tied at 2-2 entering the third both teams looked nervous not to make any mistakes but the Rangers would end up netting the game winning goal with 9:37 left in the third period.- Advertisement -Head Coach Gerard Dicaire says despite the loss he doesn’t see home ice advantage being particularly important given what transpired in the regular season.“It was a good game, it was a decent playoff game. They won it for a reason for a reason last year so they have playoff experience,” he says. “That’s the third time they’ve beaten us in our building and we’ve taken two out of theirs so I don’t think home ice is a big issue.”Heading into game two on Thursday in Spirit River Dicaire says the the team needs to play better defensive hockey and limit the turnovers.Advertisement “Defensive let downs that can be prevented just by thinking a little bit. We had a couple of turnovers there that gave them great opportunities. It’s little things like that, that need to be corrected.”The difference in the game was when Fort St. John took a 2-1 lead on the power play late in the second, only to give up a short handed goal a minute later.“After we take the lead it seems to be a trend this year with this team. We’ll get the lead then a minute later we’ll give it back up. The worst part is, is that it was a short handed goal so that stings a little bit even more. They just have to learn that when we’re on the power play that you need to work harder than the penalty killers.Scoring for the Flyers were Jeff Shipton, and Bryce Novak.Advertisementlast_img read more

BC Helps Fort McMurray With $384,000 Raised Through BC Liquor Stores

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first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – British Columbia has stepped up in a big way, raising $384,000 through donations at the BC Liquor Stores to donate to those impacted by the Fort McMurray wildfires.The money was raised in stores throughout the province between May 3 and May 29. The money goes a long way for those in Fort McMurray who were devastated by the raging wildfires. They are just starting to return home today in phases.The fire has no moved into Saskatchewan but is not believed to be a threat to the communities in Alberta anymore.“I’m astounded by the incredible generosity of British Columbians towards our neighbours in Alberta. This is by far the largest amount BC Liquor Stores has raised for the Red Cross since our partnership with them began in 2003. BC Liquor Stores would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to all the customers and employees who supported this campaign.” – Blain Lawson, General Manager and CEO, BC Liquor Distribution Branch- Advertisement -You can also still donate to the Red Cross by calling  1 800 418-1111 to help.last_img read more

BLAIR’S AMBITION IS TO BRING FAMILY TO DONEGAL

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first_imgThe wife of former British Prime Minister Tony Blair has revealed his life-long ambition is to bring his family to Co Donegal.Tony Blair wants to bring family to Donegal.Cherie Blair revealed the former Labour party leader’s plan is to one day is to revisit Ballyshannon and Rossnowlagh where he holidayed as a child.In his autobiography Mr Blair remembers fondly spending many summers at the Sandhouse Hotel in Rossnowlagh. Mrs Blair said herself and her husband have enjoyed several trips to Ireland.“I have brought my children here, absolutely,” she said.“My husband’s real ambition is to take the kids back to Ballyshannon, where he used to go as a boy.”  BLAIR’S AMBITION IS TO BRING FAMILY TO DONEGAL was last modified: October 8th, 2013 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)last_img read more

Train crash kills 4, injures 30 in Japan

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first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake Rescuers planned to lift the wreckage later in the day to see if any other passengers remained beneath, the official said. Transport Ministry official Ryotaro Miyamoto said the cause of the accident was not immediately known. Yamagata police official Yasuhiro Sugiu said there had been high-wind warnings at the time of the accident. Winds in the area were about 48 mph, Kyodo News agency reported. Jun Kubota, spokesman for the railway operator JR East Co., said the crew of the train reported feeling a major impact as the lights inside the cars went out. Public broadcaster NHK quoted a train conductor as saying a strong gust hit the train. The train was reportedly traveling as fast as 62 mph just before the accident. Kubota said the speed limit in that area is set at 74 mph, and the train was not required to slow down under the weather conditions at the time. Japan in recent days has suffered from unusually heavy snowfall, and blizzards have led to the deaths of eight people. But NHK footage showed the wreckage in a rural area with only patches of snow on the ground. Speed was believed to be a factor in an April 25 train wreck that killed 107 people and injured more than 500 others in Amagasaki, western Japan. That accident was Japan’s worst train wreck since 1963.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! TOKYO – An express train traveling through strong winter winds derailed in northern Japan, killing four people and injuring more than 30, officials said today. Five cars of the six-car express train derailed Sunday evening, three of them toppling onto their sides in Yamagata prefecture, about 180 miles north of Tokyo, officials said. The train was going from northern Akita to Niigata prefecture. The injuries of the survivors did not appear to be life-threatening, Yamagata police spokesman Yoshikatsu Oe said. It was unclear how many passengers were on the train, but Oe said most of the injured were in the first two cars. Two men and two women were killed, officials said. One of the men was pulled from the wreckage early today and was believed to be the last body on the train, a Yamagata police official said on condition of anonymity, citing departmental policy.last_img read more

Conference focused on boosting hops production

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first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Ohio hops growers experienced strong demand in 2015 for the specialty crop used as a key ingredient in craft beers, and, experts say, the demand isn’t likely to decline soon.Hops is a main ingredient beer manufacturers use to provide bitterness to balance the sweetness of malt sugars in their product.“Ten years ago, you could count all of Ohio’s breweries on your fingers and toes, ears and nose,” said Brad Bergefurd, a horticulturist with the Ohio State University South Centers at Piketon. “However, in 2015, there were more than 150 licensed breweries statewide to feed the demand for locally brewed craft beer.“To meet this growing demand, an estimated 6,000 acres of hops are required by Ohio craft brewers at current use rates. As of 2015, Ohio only had an estimated 200 acres of hops planted.”As more Ohio-based craft brewers seek to procure hops grown locally, interest in growing these crops continues to rise among both established and potential hops growers statewide, Bergefurd said, especially since the income potential for hops growers is significant thanks to industry demand.To help new growers learn how to get started growing both hops and malting barley in Ohio, a two-day Ohio Hops and Malting Barley Conference and Trade Show will be held Feb. 24-25 at Fisher Auditorium, 1680 Madison Ave., in Wooster on the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center campus.The workshop will feature detailed information on the latest in hops and malting barley production, including mechanical harvesting, processing, malting and pelletizing, Bergefurd said.The conference is for both beginning and advanced hops and malting barley growers and anyone interested in growing these crops to meet the increasing demand for a rapidly expanding industry, he said.“According to data from the Brewer’s Association, on average 1.5 new craft breweries are opening each day, representing a return to the localization of beer production,” Bergefurd said. “A majority of Americans live within 10 miles of a local brewery, providing farms with a local market for their farm-raised hops.”The conference will include a two-day trade show.The event will feature horticulture experts with Ohio State University Extension, OARDC and OSU South Centers as well as other agricultural industry professionals. Bergefurd and Mary Gardiner, an Ohio State entomologist, will host the workshop.Workshop topics will include topics such as planning to make your hops farm profitable, how brewers select their hops, managing diseases in the hops yard, identifying and managing hops pests, and weed and herbicide management.Conference participants will be able to meet some of Ohio’s best hops growers and learn how to take advantage of hops mechanical harvesters, processing and pelletizing operations that have been formed and are available for Ohio hops growers, Bergefurd said.Because of a U.S. Department of Agriculture/Ohio Department of Agriculture Specialty Crop Block Grant, OSU Extension researchers, including Bergefurd and Gardiner, have developed a hops development program focused on profitable production and marketing.“Over 100 licensed Ohio beer manufacturers and thousands of home brewers send about $30 million in hops purchases and related jobs out of Ohio by buying flowers of the hop plant, called hop cones or hops, from out of state,” Bergefurd said. “Our research is designed to increase Ohio hops production and keep some of that income in Ohio.”Registration for the conference is $175 for both days or $100 for one day. Registration includes a spiral-bound booklet, a flash drive with conference presentations, snacks and beverages. The Feb. 24 banquet is an additional cost of $50 per person. The deadline to register for the conference is Feb. 5.For more information on the conference, contact Bergefurd at 740-289-2071, ext. 136, or Bergefurd.1@osu.edu, or Charissa Gardner at 740-289-2071, ext. 132.To register and to find the conference’s full agenda, go to go.osu.edu/OhioHopsAndBarleyConference. Those interested in being a vendor for the conference trade show can also find information there.last_img read more

GiftRocket: Send a Gift Card to Anyone, Anywhere

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first_imgGiftrocket thinks this will be a boon for small businesses too, most of which don’t have gift card programs. Those can cost businesses a significant amount of money, and since Giftrocket actually doesn’t require merchants’ participation, there are no set-up fees. There’s just a snippet of code that, should they decide to do so, businesses can add to their websites to let customers know that their gift cards are “Powered by GiftRocket.” Tags:#Location#mobile#web Related Posts Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces audrey watters On one hand, I’m a big fan of the gift card. I never know what to buy people, so gift cards always seem like a good option. On the other hand, gift cards can be frustrating, particularly if I want to get one to a particular local business and not just a major chain. A lot of sites don’t offer gift cards, and if they do, you have to actually go into the shop to purchase one – that’s a pain when your family is spread all over the country. And it’s a pain for recipients to have to keep track of little gift certificates or plastic cards.Thankfully, GIftRocket has rebooted the whole process, with a really innovative solution that should please merchants, gift-givers, and recipients alike.GiftRocket works as a peer-to-peer gift card, bypassing the merchant entirely. You can send a gift card via the startup’s website. It uses Yelp as its directory of merchants, so you can create a gift card to use any store, restaurant, bar, hotel, and so on that’s listed in that database. (That’s pretty much every business.)The recipient of the card will receive a message notifying them of the gift, and when they arrive at the location, they can follow the link in the email, allow their phone to confirm their geo-location, and presto – the money is transferred to them, via PayPal.Sending and receiving a gift via GiftRocket is incredibly easy, and ease-of-use is one of the main things that the company is trying to address. But there are other benefits too: there’s no card or certificate to carry around; there’s no leftover change on the card; there’s no expiration date.There is, however, a fee to send a card this way – $1 plus 5% of the total of the card. The works out to $2 for a $20 gift card. While most “traditional” gift cards are free, it’s worth paying a little bit extra in order to have the convenience of GiftRocket and the completely open selection of merchants where cards can be redeemed. Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech …last_img read more

3 Things I Learned from Coach Alvarez

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first_imgSaturday night I had the opportunity watch the Wisconsin – LSU game from Athletic Director (and former head coach) Barry Alvarez’s box. I had to chance to ask Coach Alvarez about football, about leadership, and about success.1. You Have to Make the CallI told Coach Alvarez that at Ohio State an 11-1 season results in people calling for you to be fired (actually, losing to Michigan means calls for you to be shot, then hung, then drawn and quartered, then burned, and then having your limbs cut off and buried in the four corners of the state).Coach Alvarez said, “You run about 75 plays in a football game. That’s 150 total. There are 70,000 people here, all of whom know how to your job better than you do. If you run, you should have passed. If you pass and it’s incomplete, you should have run. If you blitz, you should have been in zone. If you’re in zone, you should have blitzed.”You have to make the call. You have to play your game. Ignore the Monday Morning Quarterbacks, and those that don’t play the game or who never have.2. The Key to Success Is ConsistencyI sent this one to my newsletter subscribers this morning. I asked the coach to share with me what he believed the key to success was for student athletes. He thought about it for a minute, and then he said one word: “Consistency.” I said, “Self-discipline?” He said, “That’s part of it. But it’s performing every time.”Consistency is a great attribute. It’s not the ability to generate a great performance once, or even make the big play. It’s the ability to consistently produce results that leads to success. That’s a complicated idea. It’s part discipline, part mental state, part effort, part resourcefulness, part initiative, and part determination.3. Just Get Four YardsPassing plays weren’t working. Coach Alvarez wasn’t known for running a passing game offense. He was known for running the ball straight at you and pounding you down, betting his big guys could wear down your big guys. He won a bunch of games that way, including three Rose Bowls.He told me he wanted four yards. Three yards a play doesn’t get you enough for a first down over three plays. But four yards gets you the first down. I like that kind of smash mouth football, and I like the lesson.Sometimes the best way to produce results is to grind it out. Dig in, push hard, and gain a little bit of ground. Then, refusing to give up what you’ve taken, push forward and do it again. Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

Boxing: Jean Pascal’s return postponed to July 20

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first_imgAdvertisementThe scheduled bout between former light heavyweight world champion Jean Pascal and ex-mixed martial arts fighter Steve Bosse has been pushed back. The contest was scheduled to take place on June 29 at Place Bell in Laval, Canada.The promoter acknowledged that ticket sales for the event haven’t been too hot and is hoping to spark more interest with a little more time and a new sponsor in Olivier Primeau, owner of Beachclub, who hopes to pitch the event to a younger demographic. Good luck.“We are not here to do miracles, but to make sure boxing will be known by more people, to develop a younger crowd and a new clientele,” Primeau saidLast December, Pascal (32-5-1, 19 KOs) pulled off a big upset with the oddsmakers, when he secured an impressive stoppage of previously unbeaten Ahmed Elbiali (16-1, 13 KOs) in the sixth round. The contest was the main event of a Premier Boxing Champions card from the Hialeah Park in Miami, Florida.Bosse made his boxing debut as a heavyweight with a victory over Julio Cuellar Cabrera at the Montreal Casino in February. The 36-year-old from St-Jean-Sur-Richelieu, Que., played six seasons of professional hockey in the 2000s in a Quebec league that encouraged fighting. He then turned to MMA.Bosse was 12-2 as an MMA fighter, winning two of three bouts in the UFC. He last fought in the UFC in June 2016, earning a unanimous decision over Sean O’Connell..Advertisementlast_img read more

Second Indo-Bhutan Friendship Car Rally flagged off

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first_imgItanagar, Nov 21 (PTI) Arunachal Pradesh Governor Brig (Retd) B D Mishra flagged off here today the second Indo?Bhutan Friendship Car Rally 2017 which has 17 participants. Addressing the participants prior to the flag off, the governor hoped that the event would help in cementing the age-old relationship between India and Bhutan and provide a platform for exposure of traditional and cultural association and their tourism potential.He said the rally would enhance people-to-people contacts between India and Bhutan.”It will also showcase the potential for adventure and motor sports in Arunachal Pradesh,? he said and called upon the participants from both the countries to carry the message of Prime Minister Narendra Modi that India and Bhutan would stand as one to face any adversity.The rally has been organised by the International Friendship Car Rally Association of Dirang and sponsored by state tourism department along with Hyundai and Nissan companies.The rallyists would travel through Itanagar?Basar ? Mechuka-Guwahati-Phuentsoling and end at Thimpu on November 28.The Indian team is being led by Everester from Arunachal Pradesh Anshu Jamsenpa. Karma Lhatrul Dorji Rinpoche is leading the Bhutanese team. PTI UPL KK KKlast_img read more