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Knights of Columbus Flyers get doubled up by Dawson Creek

first_imgThe Fort St. John Knights of Columbus Flyers welcomed the Dawson Creek Canucks to the Energetic City on Saturday. Unfortunately for the Flyers they were unable to come away with two points in the standings as they fell 4-2.Fort St. John opened the scoring with 8:22 left in the first, however Dawson Creek responded right away and tied the game just over a minute later. The score held going into the second period.Dawson Creek took the lead in the second period, and added another two goals in the third for a 4-1 lead. The Flyers notched a late tally with 5:26 left in regulation to round out the scoring at 4-2.- Advertisement -Scoring in the game were Kolton Leslie, and Connor Kindrat.Next for the Flyers is a rematch against Dawson Creek on January 30.last_img

FA confirm offer to buy Wembley Stadium

first_img0Shares0000Wembley Stadium in northwest London pictured during the English Premier League football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal on February 10, 2018 © AFP/File / Adrian DENNISLONDON, United Kingdom, Apr 26 – The Football Association revealed on Thursday that they have received an offer to buy iconic Wembley stadium.The London Evening Standard reported that Shahid Khan, who owns Championship club Fulham and the NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars, is behind the £500 million ($698 million) bid to buy the national stadium. “We can confirm that the FA has received an offer to buy Wembley Stadium,” an FA statement read.According to the Standard, Khan has struck an outline agreement with FA boss Martin Glenn to transfer Wembley to foreign ownership for the first time.The shock proposal was being put before the full board of the domestic game’s governing body on Thursday.Shahid Khan, who owns Championship club Fulham and the NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars, is behind the £500 million ($698 million) bid to buy Wembley Stadium, the London Evening Standard reported © Getty/AFP/File / Logan BOWLESWembley, which has a 90,000-capacity, was reopened in 2007 after the FA’s seven-year, £757 million rebuild of the home of English football.The flamboyant Khan is a Pakistan-born American billionaire, who made his fortune in the car parts business.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Learn these five lessons and Arsenal can still become Premier League champions

first_img 2) The Gunners must sign a quality striker before the transfer window closes – Olivier Giroud is not a bad player by any means, but the time has come where he either needs some support up front or at least some competition in order to improve himself and the team. It is obvious that the Gunners’ frontline is missing quality of the kind Thierry Henry, Dennis Bergkamp and Robin van Persie once provided, and that gap in the side will have to be filled quickly if the title dream is to become a reality. Karim Benzema, anyone? 5 4) The Gunners need a defender from the top shelf – A top-class centre-back is still needed to provide leadership to what can be a creaky defence, instil confidence and get the Gunners’ back line playing as a solid unit. A quality centre-back is a must to become Premier League champions, and Arsenal need to find their very own John Terry, Vincent Kompany or Nemanja Vidic. It’s time Wenger considered building a new partnership in the back. Arsenal started their Premier League campaign with a shocking loss to West Ham at the Emirates.Arsene Wenger’s side were initially described as serious contenders to win the title but goals from Hammers’ Cheikhou Kouyate and Mauro Zarate proved this will be no easy feat.The Gunners experienced a serious setback eight days after beating Chelsea at Wembley for the Community Shield and have a lot to learn if they want to step up.So what lessons should Arsenal take following that miserable defeat? Click the arrow above right, to find out what the FA Cup holders should do to fight back. 5) The Premier League is about fight as much as it’s about football – Arsenal were not the only top side to struggle in their Premier League opener. Champions Chelsea dropped points at Stamford Bridge and Manchester United beat Tottenham in unconvincing fashion, while Liverpool were fortunate to scrape past Stoke. The Premier League is fiercely competitive and, based on the latest results, the likes of Swansea, West Ham, Leicester and newbies Watford could cost the big teams some very valuable points in the coming months. Did Arsenal underestimate West Ham? It’s possible, but the wake up call has been served early enough for the Gunners to remember that the Premier League is won not just through skill, but fight. 5 1) Now is the time to support Petr Cech – click the arrow above to find out four more things Arsenal should learn – Arsenal fans thought they could rely on Cech to bring stability, but his debut was marked by rash decision making and the Gunners need their new goalkeeper to get over it, fast. The team and fans should not jump into negative conclusions after just one game and should instead trust as well as support the experienced ‘keeper – after all, everyone can have a bad day. 5 5 3) Arsenal shouldn’t rely on Alexis Sanchez too much – Alexis Sanchez was undoubtedly the Gunners’ best player last season and they are fortunate to boast such a world class player in the ranks, but it seems like Arsenal are relying on him too much, which means the former Barcelona player is carrying a heavy burden. The Chilean didn’t have much free time this summer as he competed at the Copa America, therefore he probably needs more time to regain top form. He was conspicuous by his absence before coming on from the bench against West Ham and the likes of Mesut Ozil need to contribute more when Alexis isn’t available to save the day. 5last_img read more

No chance! Liverpool and Southampton told to forget about signing Serie A star

first_imgLiverpool and Southampton target Dries Mertens will NOT be leaving Napoli in January, according to his agent.The Belgian forward has been linked with both English clubs as well as Inter Milan after two impressive seasons in Serie A since arriving from PSV in 2013.He has started this campaign well, too, and his future remains under the spotlight despite being under contract until 2018.But now Mertens’ agent Soren Lerby has insisted that his client will definitely be staying put at Napoli at least until the end of the 2015/16 season.Lerby told FCInterNews: “I have heard these rumours but there is absolutely nothing concrete.“We are not talking about these rumours. Dries is not leaving Napoli in January.” Dries Mertens 1last_img

FIFA independent audit committee president quits following Council rule change

first_img1 Domenico Scala FIFA has been hit by fresh turmoil after Domenico Scala quit as president of the organisation’s audit and compliance committee over fears that new powers handed to the ruling Council could “impede” future corruption investigations.The FIFA Congress in Mexico City voted on Friday to hand the Council, which replaces the executive committee, the power to appoint and dismiss members of the independent judicial committees until the next Congress in Kuala Lumpur in 2017.That includes the two chambers of the ethics committee which have respectively investigated and suspended a number of officials in the past year, including former president Sepp Blatter.A package of reforms voted on at the extraordinary Congress in Zurich on February 26 included a motion to ensure that in future the judicial committees would be completely independent of the Council in order for them to investigate and punish wrongdoing without fear or favour.However, Friday’s decision appears to compromise the committees’ ability to fulfil their duties independently, at least until next year, and it has now led to Swiss-Italian businessman Scala tendering his resignation.Scala said in a statement: “On the occasion of its meeting on Friday, the FIFA Congress has delegated the election, or the dismissal respectively, of the members of the independent supervisory bodies – such as the ethics committee, the appeal committee, the audit and compliance committee and the governance committee – to the exclusive competence of the FIFA Council.“With this decision, it will henceforth be possible for the Council to impede investigations against single members at any time, by dismissing the responsible Committee members or by keeping them acquiescent through the threat of a dismissal. Thereby, those bodies are factually deprived of their independence and are in danger of becoming auxiliary agents of those whom they should actually supervise.“I am consternated about this decision, because it undermines a central pillar of the good governance of FIFA and it destroys a substantial achievement of the reforms. For this reason, I herewith declare my immediate resignation as president of the audit and compliance committee of FIFA.”FIFA’s new president Gianni Infantino said in his Congress speech on Friday that FIFA’s corruption crisis was over.“FIFA is back on track,” he told delegates.“So I can officially inform you here, the crisis is over.”Infantino also announced the appointment of Senegalese diplomat Fatma Samba Diouf Samoura as the organisation’s first female secretary general.last_img read more

Arsenal’s Hector Bellerin set for Euro 2016 call after Real Madrid star’s injury

first_img1 Hector Bellerin will be included in Spain’s squad for this summer’s European Championship if Dani Carvajal fails to prove his fitness, Vicente del Bosque has confirmed.The Arsenal full-back only made his debut for the reigning champions on Sunday, playing the full 90 minutes of the 3-1 friendly win over Bosnia.Bellerini, orignally named on the standby list for Euro 2016, was only given his chance due to the fact six Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid players were not involved after the Champions League final a day earlier.But the 21-year-old is now in line to be included in the 23-man party for France after Carvajal suffered an injury in Real’s penalty shootout triumph over Atletico.Scans have since shown Carvajal has a grade two tear of hip flexor muscles and he is a major doubt for the finals.“It all depends on what the medical staff say about Carvajal’s fitness,” Del Bosque said on Sunday.“Bellerin will stay with the squad until we know the extent of Carvajal’s injury.“I also considered [Villarreal defender] Mario [Gaspar], but we have to remain consistent and bear in mind this training camp was in order to prepare for the Euros. That’s why Bellerin will stay with the squad.” Hector Bellerin in action for Spain against Bosnia last_img read more

MAN ON BURGLARY CHARGES ORDERED TO STAY AT BUNCRANA ADDRESS

first_imgJason Haughey arriving at court in FebruaryA MAN facing burglary and other charges has been sent for trial to the Donegal Circuit Criminal Court.Jason Haughey, from Rosemount Letterkenny, had been remanded in custody earlier this year. However it was revealed at Letterkenny District Court that he was later granted bail by the High Court in Dublin and is now living in Buncrana.Mr Haughey was sent for trial on numerous alleged offences to the Donegal Circuit Criminal Court sitting in Letterkenny on October 29.Charges include two thefts, an assault, using threatening and abusive behaviour, burglary, obstructing a police officer, unlawful possession of drugs, assault causing harm, resisting arrest and possession of drugs.All the alleged offences took place in Letterkenny on dates between March last year and February this year.MAN ON BURGLARY CHARGES ORDERED TO STAY AT BUNCRANA ADDRESS was last modified: September 10th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Jason HaugheyLetterkenny Courtlast_img read more

City Treasury Office stumbling

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 While not offering a specific figure, the audit by Palm Desert-based Blue Consulting Inc. said that problems in the Treasurer’s Office have kept the agency from earning as much interest income on investments as it could have. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is “very concerned” about the issues raised in the audit, said Press Secretary Joe Ramallo, and has asked Treasurer Joya De Foor to prepare a “corrective action plan” within 30 days. De Foor referred questions to the Mayor’s Office. Villaraigosa will ask his newly announced Finance Advisory Cabinet to address the issue at its first meeting Oct. 20, Ramallo said. The audit credits top management at the agency with trying to reform long-standing problems, but it also blames a stressful working environment for high turnover and low morale. Saying Los Angeles’ financial operations are “locked in the ’60s and ’70s,” City Controller Laura Chick released an audit Friday that called the Treasurer’s Office troubled and neglected. Despite overseeing $50 billion in cash receipts and disbursements each year and $5 billion in investments, the Treasurer’s Office has not received the attention or resources it warrants, Chick said. “This office needed a spotlight put on it,” she said. “The Treasurer’s Office was not a priority for the city.” Unlike previous audits from Chick’s office, the report released Friday did not contain allegations of scandal or illegal behavior. Rather, it painted a picture of dysfunction that Chick attributes both to management practices and wider city policies. The department lacks sufficient specially skilled personnel, the audit says, and it has provided minimal training. The report raises concerns about the reliability of the Treasurer’s Office cash forecasts for investments, and it notes that projected interest earnings have differed “significantly” from actual earnings for the past several years. The audit also questions the progress being made on implementing computer-based accounting systems. The flaws should be seen in the wider context of a damaging recent citywide hiring freeze, Chick said, as well as poor communication between departments. In addition to the Office of the Treasurer, Chick singled out the City Administrative Office and the Personnel Department, as well as former Mayor James Hahn, in a letter she sent Friday to top city officials. Chick’s allegations that they failed to work with the treasurer to solve the problems rankled some in City Hall and drew a strong rebuke from a top official. “There are several instances in which it’s a gross misstatement of the truth of what actually happened,” said City Administrative Officer Bill Fujioka. Fujioka said he would have to wait to comment further because the audit differed from an earlier draft and he wanted to read the complete report. Personnel Department General Manager Margaret Whelan issued a statement saying her agency, the City Administrative Office, and City Council committees have been working to address the problems at the Treasurer’s Office. She added that such efforts have been hampered by litigation by Treasurer’s Office staffers and by the hiring freeze. “The Personnel Department is looking forward to completing the reform of the Treasurer’s Office working with all concerned,” she said. Hahn could not be reached for comment. Dan Laidman, (213) 978-0390 dan.laidman@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Pot sellers busted in raids

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SAN DIEGO – Federal agents raided 13 San Diego-area marijuana dispensaries Monday, seizing large quantities of the drug, computers and records in one of the largest crackdowns of its kind in California. Authorities said the shops were selling marijuana to people who weren’t using it for medicinal purposes. The home of one of the dispensaries’ owners was raided along with the shops. “These were nothing more than a front for distributing marijuana,” said Drug Enforcement Administration agent John Fernandes. One man, armed with a firearm, was arrested as he drove up to a dispensary with two pounds of marijuana he was trying to sell – apparently unaware of the raid taking place. 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 Steph Sherer of Americans for Safe Access, a medical marijuana advocacy group, called the raids outrageous and a cowardly act of an administration that was out of touch with voters. In 1996, California voters passed a ballot initiative that decriminalized the use of medical marijuana under state law. However, under federal law, it is illegal to use pot even for medical purposes. Authorities began investigating San Diego’s dispensaries six months ago, prompted partly by complaints from neighbors. Instead of providing marijuana to seriously ill patients as voters had intended, dispensaries that were raided Monday sold marijuana to young adults, Fernandes said. The combination of drugs and cash also has attracted armed robbers, he said.last_img read more

Drake Volleyball Falls To UNI In Thrilling Five-Set Match

first_imgStory Links www.GoDrakeBulldogs.com Full Schedule Roster The Valley on ESPN3 DES MOINES, Iowa — The Drake University volleyball team forced five sets against instate rival UNI before falling, 3-2, Saturday evening at the Knapp Center.UNI (16-13, 10-6 MVC) held off the Bulldogs (14-19, 5-11 MVC) by set scores of 21-25, 25-16, 25-10, 20-25 and 15-9. Drake was led by Kyla Inderski (Urbandale, Iowa) with 13 kills and 14 digs, followed by Makena Schoene (Seattle, Wash.) who totaled nine kills.  Chandelle Davidson (Gretna, Neb.) earned her eighth double-double of the season with 23 assists and 10 digs, while Inderski ‘s double-double was her 14th. Michelle Thommi (Omaha, Neb.) had a season-high 30 digs, also tying her career high. “There’s somewhat mixed emothins about tonight’s match,” said Drake head coach Darrin McBroom. “We played well at times and we’re proud of the development the team is showing. But to get to the fifth set and underperform is disappointing.”Drake forced several early errors from the Panthers in the first set to jump out to a 6-0 lead behind Davidson’s serving. The Panthers took their first lead of the set at 18-17, before the Bulldogs came back and won the set 25-21. The Bulldogs were led in the first set by Inderski and Grace Schofield (Mundelein, Ill.) with three kills each, and the team totaled four blocks.”At times we served well and offensively Kyla Inderski had a strong night,” McBroom said. “Our serve/receive was strong enough to keep us in the entire match.” Drake opened the second set with another early lead of 5-1. UNI brought it within two and kept it there before taking an 18-11 lead that they held onto to win the set 25-16. Inderski and Schofield each totaled another three kills. UNI got off to an early 9-3 lead in the third set and continued to control the serve to win the set 25-10. After getting off to a 6-1 lead in the fourth set, the Bulldogs never trailed, winning the set 25-20.Inderski tallied five kills and Schoene had three. “The highwater mark tonight was the fourth set when we performed our best offensively,” McBroom added. “We stayed in the fight to force the fifth set and we’re proud of the efforts we made in the fourth set.”The fifth set had three early lead changes before UNI eventually took over the lead to defeat the Bulldogs, 15-9. The victorious Panthers were led by Kayla Haneline with 21 kills and four blocks. Heather Hook, who currently ranks second in the MVC in assists, had a game-high 57 .The Bulldogs will finish their season next weekend with two home games against Loyola on Friday, Nov. 20 at 7 p.m. and against Bradley Saturday, Nov. 21, at 3 p.m.  “Unfortunately, with tonight’s loss, it ends our chances to get into the MVC Tournament,” McBroom said. “As we look to the last two matches of the season we want to make sure we go out on a high note and finish strong at home.”Print Friendly Version Next Game: Watch Live Preview Buy Tickets Live Stats Loyola 11/20/2015 – 7:00 PMlast_img read more