Mallard’s Team of the Week — Nelson Lumber Jackies

first_imgGuess who’s coming to feast on roller skates? Well none other than the Lumber Jackies and Killjoys — two Heritage City teams in the West Kootenay Women’s Flat Track Roller Derby League. The two clubs are part of the final regular season bout of the 2011 season, set for Friday at the NDCC Arena. Staff and management at Mallard’s Source for Sports would like to salute the teams on their venture with Team of the Week honours. One of the teams, the Lumber Jackies, are pictured starting, back row, L-R, Lois Slain (call-up from Rossland’s Gnarlies Angels), Cat Wheelie, Slap Chop, Ursula Aggress, Chain Sawndra, Smashinista, Courtney Shove and Brutiful Bits (another call-up from Rossland’s Gnarlies Angels). Front, MISS TREAT, Clara Violent, inger the stinger, tricky BOOM, Lady Lockdown, Slameron Diaz (another call-up from Rossland’s Gnarlies Angels).last_img read more

If Giants adjust Oracle Park dimensions, players wonder if other changes will follow

first_imgWASHINGTON, D.C. — The San Francisco Giants won World Series titles in 2010, 2012 and 2014 with elite pitching and strong defense, but the sport of baseball looks much different at the end of this decade than it did at the beginning.The Giants have been reluctant to shift their organizational philosophy to adapt to the changes, yet it’s possible the franchise could soon take a significant step toward doing so. For the first time in two decades, the Giants plan to explore the possibility of …last_img read more

Analysis: Warriors’ TV team change makes sense this time

first_imgOn Friday, just before most of us were ready to dive into the weekend, the Warriors dropped a bit of news about their TV broadcast team: Next season Kelenna Azubuike will replace Jim Barnett, who moves over to radio.For any pre-bandwagon Warriors fan, the shift rekindled sour memories of 2014 and the first time Golden State tried to shove Barnett out of the TV booth.That decision raised the ire of viewers who had grown to appreciate — even count on — Barnett’s insightful analysis over three …last_img read more

Kurtenbach: Chase Center first impressions — tremendous amenities, no soul

first_imgClick here if you’re unable to view the photo gallery on your mobile device.SAN FRANCISCO — I won’t lie, it was strange typing that dateline as I looked out on Stephen Curry and Draymond Green playing on a yellow-and-blue Warriors court.But a new era is upon us — officially — and there’s no going back.Saturday night was the debut for the Warriors at Chase Center — the first opportunity to experience the new building in Mission Bay in the manner it was intended to be experienced. Fi …last_img read more

Meet the South Africans who hope to go to Mars

first_imgFive South Africans have made it on to the shortlist of 100 candidates being considered for the Mars One space programme.Mars One aims to establish a permanent human settlement on the Red Planet. Funding for the project has come from crowd-sourcing, merchandise sales and TV rights. (Image: Wikipedia)Brand South Africa ReporterFive South Africans have made it on to the shortlist of 100 candidates being considered for the Mars One space programme.Initally, more than 200 500 people applied to be trained as astronauts to stay on Mars.Mars One aims to establish a permanent human settlement on the Red Planet. Funding for the project has come from crowd-sourcing, merchandise sales and TV rights.Applicants were whittled down to 660, and then to 100 in the third round. Of the 50 men and 50 women, 39 are from the Americas, 31 from Europe, 16 from Asia, seven from Africa, and seven from Oceania. Five of the Africans are from South Africa.Of the group, 24 will be selected to go to Mars in 2024. Crews of four will depart for Mars every two years.“The large cut in candidates is an important step towards finding out who has the right stuff to go to Mars,” Bas Lansdorp, co-founder and chief executive of Mars One, said in a statement on Monday. “These aspiring martians provide the world with a glimpse into who the modern day explorers will be.”Candidates were selected after participating in online interviews with Norbert Kraft, Mars One’s chief medical officer. “We were impressed with how many strong candidates participated in the interview round, which made it a very difficult selection,” Kraft said.Interviews gave candidates a chance to show their understanding of the risks involved, team spirit, and their motivation to be part of the expedition.The five South Africans are:Divashen Govender, 23. He is a science student at the University of KwaZulu Natal.Edwin Samuel le Grange, 21. A nature love, Le Grange lives in Ellisras.Kobus Vermeulen, 31. This Pretoria resident describes himself as a business intelligence developer.Adriana Rose Marais, 31. Marais, who lives in Durban, is theoretical physicist specialising in quantum biology.Alexandra Doyle, 29. A law graduate, Doyle is currently living in the UK.The two other Africans on the list are Eromosele Ighodalo Vince of Nigeria and Mohammed Elsayed Ahme of Egypt.WATCH: South African candidates’ pitch videos.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

Brownlee proud of Ginebra’s response after test of character in crunch time

first_imgStronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion With a record 54,086 fans shouting and jeering at every conceivable moment, the Gin Kings managed to shout the loudest of shouts at Philippine Arena when they survived Meralco, 101-96, in the clincher to retain the PBA Governors’ Cup crown.And in the middle of it all was Brownlee who once again led the Gin Kings in their quest for a title.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutREAD: Ginebra escapes Meralco in Game 7, completes title repeat “It just shows the character of the team, coach Tim [Cone] told us to just win the game,” said Brownlee. “We knew we had to do whatever it took, we made a couple of stops to seal the deal.” MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Brownlee nails buzzer-beater as Ginebra wins title PLAY LIST 01:40Brownlee nails buzzer-beater as Ginebra wins title00:50Trending Articles03:06Ginebra, Meralco expect ‘tough, rough’ finals series to go the distance01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games After all the hard work to get to top, Slaughter cherishes first PBA title Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 View comments Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Read Next And those happened in the final minute of the game when Brownlee and Ginebra finally realized that their title hopes were put in danger.Ginebra held a respectable 11-point lead, 100-89, with 1:39 left in the game after Joe DeVance converted on a mid-range jumper.That lead, however, immediately turned to fool’s gold when the Bolts came in like an uncontrollable power line.The Bolts went on a 7-0 blitz with Jared Dillinger capping it off with a booming triple with 47 seconds left that left a crowd nearly 50,000 Ginebra fans stunned.READ: Doesn’t matter how it’s done, Brownlee just wants to win title for GinebraADVERTISEMENT CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA BOCAUE—It’s been said that winning Game 7s boils down to sheer attitude and that rang true for Barangay Ginebra and Justin Brownlee.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH “Man, to be honest, I got a little nervous, but the team stayed together, focused, and we were able to make key stops at the end to win,” said Brownlee who finished with 23 points, eight rebounds, five assists, and three blocks.It was in those remaining 47 ticks, though, that Ginebra showed the character Brownlee spoke of.Ginebra managed to get the ball to LA Tenorio for an open triple, and although it missed, the point guard got the ball once more after Japeth Aguilar’s rebound and got to the line for two free throws.Tenorio, though, missed the free throws and it went down to the Gin Kings’ guts to stop the Bolts on the other end.And when Kevin Ferrer grabbed possession of the ball after Anjo Caram’s faulty triple, joy finally took over the stressed out Brownlee.“It was just a lot of joy, and you know it was all the hard work of the team, not only me, the team put incredible work to get to this point,” said Brownlee. “Everybody on the team deserves this moment.” Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNPlast_img read more


first_imgA State League team  The Northern Territory website: (VIC)Play:# 6Austouch ready to take off in GippslandVictorian Game Development Officer Ali Tuai undertook a trip to East Gippsland last week to visit the affiliates of Sale, Traralgon, Bairnsdale and Lake Entrance.Ali met with key people in each affiliate and identified and confirmed Austouch programs in all four locations for this upcoming summer, which should see a boost to the number of junior players in the region.  East Gippsland has already developed a consistent flow of Victorian junior representatives. With increased Austouch programs and a new affiliate, this flow should be greater in the near future.Other events:Albert Park Touch season hots up! With finals places on the line for the Winter Competition, the level of Touch Football (played in temperatures of six degrees) has reached new heights for Victoria Winter Touch. Almost every division has a battle royale on its hands; with no one team yet guaranteed a finals spot with three matches remaining. Watch this space for further updates.The Touch Football Victoria website:’s it for this week’s edition of A Set of Six.Be sure to check out the States’ web sites to keep up to date with all the news and views from around the nation. The position of Games Development Officer is being advertised this week in the NT News and on the NT Touch website. Game Development Officer Rebecca Houston is moving to Borroloola later this year with her policeman partner Luke Shilton for work. Congratulations to Rebecca and Luke on their engagement last Wednesday. Touch Football Australia brings you this rapid fire “Set of Six” news ‘plays’ from around the Country. TFA’s National Media Coordinator Karley Banks  and TFA’s Media Intern Henry Holland bring you up to date every week with a selection of six ‘plays’ on the latest news, views, and events nationally.Welcome to Touch Football Australia’s a Set of Six – Volume Thirteen.WESTERN AUSTRALIA (WA)Play: # 12008 Be Active State ChampionshipsThe 2008 Be Active Touch West State Championships will be hosted by the Rosalie Touch Association on the March long weekend next year.After three years at Arena Joondalup, Western Australia’s biggest annual tournament will be moving on following a comprehensive tender and show of support for the event from the Rosalie Touch Club.“We’re pleased that one of the TouchWest clubs has shown such enthusiasm to host our premier event,” WA Manager Matt Bamford said.More information on the venue and logistical issues will be available in the coming weeks from the TouchWest website.Other events:Another week, another AusTouch launch in Western Australia!This week’s launch will be in the WA mining town of Laverton, around 1,000km North-West of Perth. WA Game Development staff Angela Doyle and Claire French will travel to Laverton for the launch and also visit a number of schools in the area. This follows last week’s successful launch of the AusTouch centre in Broome, which is now in its third year of operation.The TouchWest website: CAPITAL TERRITORY (ACT)Play: # 2ACT Junior Representative Sides NamedThe long wait is over – the ACT Under-12, Under-15 and Under-18 Representative Teams have finally been named. The 12s and 15s will travel to Melbourne from October 22 – 26, 2007, for the Australian Schools Championships. The 18s will travel to Coffs Harbour from September 17 – 20, 2007, for the National 18 Years Championships.  ACT Touch would like to congratulate all players on their selection in the ACT Junior Representative Teams.The selection process for most teams has never been so thorough. Selections started back in March during the Inter district Competition and included the High School Days, Primary School Day and Open trials. All coaches and selectors have had a very tough time finalising their squads with the number of talented players at unprecedented levels. ACT Touch would like to thank all coaches and selectors for their time and efforts.Special mention goes to Matt Smith, Jo Adams, Donna Fraser, Chris Tarlinton, Dan Wilkinson, Ash Synnott, Erin Clayton, and Kath Finn who have worked with the coaches of these teams to help select the best possible teams to represent the ACT.To players who missed out on selection, ACT Touch Association hopes that they continue playing Touch Football and are able to play in Summer Junior Competitions to improve skill levels and game play.Other events:Trials for the Under-13 Mixed Team to travel to Brisbane in the last week of the October School holidays were held on Wednesday July 25 and Tuesday July 31, 2007. The final trial will take place on Thursday August 2 from 5pm – 6pm at Deakin Touch Fields.Please note that there is a change of dates for the upcoming ACT Level 1 Selectors Course. Watch this space for more details. If you are interested in becoming a selector, or would like more information about the course, please contact Chris Tarlinton on 212 2880 [email protected] ACT Touch Association website: (QLD)Play: # 3Mr. Jon Pratt commences as Queensland State ManagerThis week Mr Jon Pratt commences duties as Queensland State Branch Manager. Jon has a wealth of experience in Touch Football and has most recently worked as Touch Football Australia’s National Information Technology and Events Coordinator. Jon has been appointed to this role in an interim capacity until December 31, 2007, to allow the QTA Board to make a firm decision on the future direction of this position.Former Queensland State Manager Jeremy Sorensen will move fulltime into the National Technical Manager position this week. Good luck to Jon and Jeremy in their new roles. Other events:Level 1 Coaching Course being presented at the Palm Beach office of South Queensland Touch this week.The Queensland Touch website: AUSTRALIA (SA)Play: # 4Level 1 Coaching CourseA Level 1 Coaching Course will commence this Tuesday July 31, 2007.Following the successful completion of the course there are many opportunities to coach: A junior team in a local competition An under-age South Australian Team The course will be conducted from 6.30pm – 9pm every Tuesday for five weeks starting July 31 at Touch Football South Australia – 20b Greenhill Road, Wayville.Participants will receive a coaching manual, rulebook, qualified presenters, and a transferable National Coaching Accreditation Scheme qualification.Contact Andrew Crawford: 08 8306 7500, [email protected] Other events:This is an event not to miss: If you’re young at heart but 30 and over this is for you. Australia’s largest multi-sport festival, the Australian Masters Games, is held in Adelaide from the October 5 – 14, 2007. This year Touch Football will be running from October 11 – 14. To register go to www.australasianmasters.comSimply complete Participant Games Entry and Touch Sport Entry forms found in the Games Registration Booklet or register onlineRegistrations close this Friday the August 3, 2007.For more information contact: Andrew Crawford, +61 8 8306 7500 or Email: [email protected] Football South Australia website: TERRITORYPlay # 5Darwin Touch Competition closes team nominations for Season 2, 2007.Nominations for Darwin Touch Football Competition’s upcoming Season 2, 2007, closed last Friday July 27. This means the new season is coming up fast! Teams are being finalised and sorted into divisions for the new season. Currently there are 14 new teams to add to the Senior Competition, with more enquiries still flowing in. Even though nominations have closed, Touch NT is aiming for another six teams to increase the count to 20 new teams for the season.New team nominations will be accepted up until this Friday August 3 2007 to ensure the new season brings with it new teams, new faces, and an even better competition than ever before.The new season begins on August 20, 2007, and will run through until ChristmasTouch NT is looking forward to the most successful season yet! Other events: A local team playing within an Affiliate The Darwin Cup Carnival is fast approaching. The NT Touch fields are currently covered in tents, tables and chairs in preparation for the big event “that stops a city.” The Touch football shoes are off and the high heels are on as ladies frock up and gentleman pull out the “monkey suits” in readiness for the Darwin Cup, to be held next Monday August 6, 2007.  Games Coordinator Erin Eva has been offered the position of Events and Development Manager at Tennis NT and will be starting the position in the next few weeks. The position of Games Coordinator for the Darwin Touch Competition is being advertised this week in the NT News and on the NT Touch website.last_img read more

Robert Smith Claims He Was The First Ohio State NFL Player To Say “The”

first_imgTwo analysts talk on one of the Big Ten network's shows.BTN.You’ve heard it a lot over the years.A former Ohio State football player introduces himself during an NFL broadcast and concludes his introduction with an emphatic, “The Ohio State University.”Who started that tradition?Apparently, it was former Buckeye running back Robert Smith.“It is true,” Smith said on the Big Ten Network earlier this week. “It was the official name of the university and they made a point in around 1994 to emphasize it.”It was Robert Smith who started saying THE Ohio State University in the NFL introductions!— Buckeye Videos+ (@BuckeyeVideos) September 1, 2016Smith played at Ohio State in the early 1990s before going on to star in the NFL with the Minnesota Vikings. He played in the NFL from 1993-2000.So, when you hear that first “The Ohio State University” this fall, you’ll know who started it.last_img read more

Reliance Industries Launches First Two VLECs

first_imgIndian private sector company Reliance Industries Limited (Reliance) has inaugurated its first two very large ethane carriers (VLEC) in a ceremony held in Geoje, South Korea.Constructed by Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI), the 80,000 cbm vessels Ethane Crystal and Ethane Emerald are said to be the largest VLECs ever built to date.The ships, which feature membrane technology provided by French marine engineering company Gaztransport et Technigaz (GTT), are the first of a series of six vessels ordered by Reliance in 2014, which will be fitted with GTT’s membrane containment systems.With a market value of USD 97.1 million per ship, according to data provided by VesselsValue, the remaining four carriers are scheduled to join their owner in 2017.The VLECs will be used to transport liquid ethane from the United States to India.Earlier this week Reliance said that it signed term loan deals for a total of USD 573 million to partially finance the construction cost of the six vessels.The loans, which have a tenor of 12 years, comprise of a Korea Trade Insurance Corporation (K-sure) issued tranche of USD 286.5 million and a commercial tranche of USD 286.5 million.Reliance Industries Limited said that the loans will be secured by collateral of the company’s VLECs, financed at a debt to equity ration of 80:20.last_img read more