Huskies lose shootout thriller against Dawson Creek Saturday, beat Beaverlodge by 10 Sunday

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Huskies got three out of four possible points this past weekend as they hosted both the top and the bottom teams in the NWJHL.On Saturday night, a crowd of nearly 700 packed the North Peace Arena to watch the Huskies take on the Dawson Creek Jr. Canucks. The Jr. Canucks outplayed the Pups for the first period, and had a 4-1 lead to show for it.Matthew Apsassin and Gary Loewen got the Dogs back close in the second, whittling the Jr. C’s lead to just one.- Advertisement -Early in the third, Jonathan Bateman flashed the leather with a huge save to keep the score 4-3, and that seemed to start the Huskies. Just over a minute later, Adam Bowie scored a huge goal to tie the game 4-4 assisted by Apsassin and Aiden Tegart. Over overtime solved nothing, the two teams headed to a shootout.Mark Readman and Wesley Shipton both scored for Dawson Creek, while the Jr. Canucks’ goalie and Cecil Lake native Logan Edwards was able to stop Jacob Lang’s attempt. Matthew Apsassin got a brilliant tipsy-doodle past Edwards for the Pups, but sadly after Bateman stoned Dustin Bahm, Brandon Howard’s shot went wide, giving the Jr. C’s the shootout win.Edwards said after the game that he was incredibly excited to get his first win of the season, especially after he didn’t make the Huskies’ roster at the beginning of the season. Edwards played for Fort St. John last season. “I had a bunch of friends here watching me tonight. It was unbelievable that we can out with the performance that we did. Can’t thank the guys enough for having my back all night,” said Edwards.Advertisement On Sunday, it was an entirely different story as the Huskies trounced the Beaverlodge Blades. Brandon Howard opened the scoring for the Pups just 1:19 into the first with an unassisted goal. Both Howard and Matthew Apsassin would score a pair of goals in the first period. Lou Turnbull-Giesbrecht, Shawn Wilson, and Jacob Lang also each tallied goals as the Huskies led the Blades 7-0 after twenty minutes.Although Evan Tordiff managed to break backup netminder Tavis Viens’ shutout just 1:10 into the second, the Huskies’ special teams answered back. Kyle Crawford scored shorthanded just past the halfway mark, while Apsassin scored his first-ever NWJHL hat trick with a power play goal just shy of two minutes left.Crawford and Lang both scored their second goals of the game in the third period, as the Huskies out shot the Blades 54-14, and outscored their opponents 11-1. The Huskies are back in action on Friday night, when they host the Fairview Flyers at the North Peace Arena. Puck drop is at 8:30 p.m.last_img read more

Incconu Swim Club hosts Sadownik Memorial Swim Meet over the weekend

first_img8 & under boys: 3rd – David Brand9-10 boys: 2nd -Evan Nurse, 3rd – Simon Louie11-12 boys: 1st – Julian Kemp13-14 boys: 1st – Owen Lang, 2nd – Cameron Louie15&over men: 2nd – Eric Louie, 3rd – Cole Crook9-10 girls: 2nd Madden Mize11-12 girls: 2nd Frankie Woods15&over: 2nd – Alexandria Hedges, 3rd – Jayden Forster FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – It was an action-packed weekend at the North Peace Leisure Pool for the Sadownik Memorial Swim Meet.The swim meet was in memory of Nicole and Steve Sadownik; two dedicated coaches that gave a lot of their time to the Club.Inconnu Head Coach, Norah Vogan, says it was a good weekend as the swim meet had a high number of participants.- Advertisement -“This weekend went so well! It was a big meet that was full of fast races. We welcomed Chetwynd, Peace River, and Grande Prairie as our visitors. We took home 11 aggregate awards as well. In the end, our first annual Sadownik Memorial Invitational was a success. We had an incredible swim meet!”The Inconnu Swim Meet team that participated at the Sadownik Memorial on Nov 30 to Dec 2.Submitted photoHere are the results of the Sadownik Memorial Swim Meet:Advertisementlast_img read more

FAMILY OF DEAD MAN ASK JUDGE NOT TO SEND DIGGER DRIVER TO JAIL

first_imgThe family of a man killed when a digger bucket fell on top of him after a safety pin had not been fitted to the machine asked a judge not to send the driver to prison.Francis Callaghan died after an accident at a building site in Milford on January 8th, 2007.He had been helping to lift heavy manhole covers when the bucket of a digger came loose and fell on top of him. His co-worker and friend Dermot Boyce appeared at Letterkenny Circuit Court charged with a breach of the Health, Safety and Welfare at Work Act.Mr Boyce, 47, pleaded guilty to failing to attach a safety pin to the Komatsu digger minutes before the accident.The court was told that Boyce had only minutes earlier wished Mr Callaghan a happy new year and chatted for a while before the accident at the site at Forfar, Milford.He had planned to fill his machine with diesel at another part of the site but was called away by site foreman Owen Curran to lift the manhole covers.All the manhole covers but one were lifted using an improvised lifting chain.Seconds later the bucket of the digger came loose and fell on top of the victim from Shanagh in Fanad.Health an Safety officer Greg Murphy told the court that if the safety pin had ben put in there was no way the digger bucket would have fell off.Barrister Damien Crawford said his client Mr Boyce was a very good worker who had all the relevant documentation including a SafePass and a work ticket.He had been driving a digger for 16 years and was a very quiet and unassuming man.He also revealed how he has asked his employers to provide him with a safety pin for months as one had not been fitted.Mr Boyce, from Knockbrack in Kerrykeel, only received the 12 inch long pin a week or two before the accident.Barrister Crawford said his client was racked with guilt since the accident, was depressed and was now suffering panic attacks and flashbacks about the accident.“I asked him how he was today and he told me he felt like the courthouse was sitting on his head,” said Mr.Crawford.He added he had spoken to the Callaghan family and they said they did not want to see Mr Boyce go to jail as his admission had helped them to come with their loved one’s death.Judge John O’Hagan said he did not propose to send him to jail or to fine him the maximum fine of €3 million euro for the offence.“His life is in tatters. He has been punished very severely for what has happened.“It must be of great relief that somebody has put their hand up. It’s often somebody says ‘I will fight you tooth and nail.’ He has put his hand up and admits he didn’t put the pin in,” said Judge O’Hagan.He sentenced Mr Boyce, a father and grandfather, to three months in prison but substituted it with 150 hours community service.“When it’s finished (the community service) that’s it. Go and enjoy those wonderful grandchildren of yours,” added Judge O’Hagan.EndsFAMILY OF DEAD MAN ASK JUDGE NOT TO SEND DIGGER DRIVER TO JAIL was last modified: July 13th, 2011 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) Tags:construction siteDermot BoyceDIGGERMilfordlast_img read more

SEARCH ON FOR STARS OF THE FARM!

first_imgThis week marks the launch of Smyth’s Daleside Feeds search for ‘little farmers’ aged 15 and under to star in their 2012 calendar “Growing up on the Farm”. The calendar will highlight the top class quality of Smyth’s products whilst featuring junior farmers helping out on the farm.The Donegal based company is located in Lifford’s sweeping hills and nestled on the banks of the River Deele. Operating one of the most modern mills in Ireland Smyth’s have a heritage of making superior animal feeds since 1865, and cater to sheep, pigs, cattle, horses and poultry. Smyth’s state that: “Evolution, expansion and excellence have defined our philosophy for nearly a century and a half.  It is the pursuit of these attributes which has led to our product integrity and service reliability”.These factors have resulted in the expansion of the company from small family run business to the successful nationwide supplier that they are today.  Years of knowledge and nutritional expertise have enabled them to create quality products.  Smyth’s are committed to the needs of their customers, listening to their ideas and working in partnership in order to develop the best products, as they know that their success is Smyth’s success.To see your son, daughter, niece, nephew, brother or sister, feature as little Miss/Mr. January, February or March please send a picture of their best farming pose to Smyth’s Daleside Feeds: contact@smythfeeds.com.  All applications must be made by a parent/ guardian over the age of 18.For more information on Smyth’s Feeds and our 2012 Little Farmers Calendar please logon to our Facebook page at: http://www.facebook.com/smythsdalesideanimalfeeds SEARCH ON FOR STARS OF THE FARM! was last modified: July 29th, 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)last_img read more

Jim Duncan Track Resurfacing Project Continues

first_imgStory Links Jim Duncan Track Update – June 16 Drake University’s iconic Blue Oval is undergoing a facelift this summer as a new state-of-the-art Jim Duncan Track is being installed inside the venerable stadium.A new Mondo Super X surface will be placed upon the existing track, guaranteeing that the Jim Duncan Track remains a world-class competitive venue for years to come.The new track, which will bear the familiar blue hue of its predecessor, is the same surface that the 2012 London Olympics and 2008 Beijing Olympics were contested on. The prefabricated synthetic rubber surface is composed of two layers vulcanized together to produce on seamless surface. Designed to produce superior athletic performance, the Mondotrack surface provides the optimum blend of energy return and comfort for both sprint and distance events and guarantees and ideal combination of shock absorption and elasticity for jumpers.Two weeks ago, crews began to sand and prep the existing surface while addressing areas that needed additional attention prior to the installation of the new surface. This past week, installation of the new surface started with the home stretch of Jim Duncan Track along with the surfaces behind the Johnny Bright Field endzones and the stretches along both sidelines. The project’s progress will be updated throughout the summer on www.GoDrakeBulldogs.com.Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

LETTERKENNY CREDIT UNION ARE LENDING AND OPEN FOR BUSINESS

first_imgThe Letterkenny Credit Union is lending and open for business according to manager Gordon Randles.AdvertorialCredit Unions have established a reputation as the ‘people’s bank’ over the years, and are a trusted and respected lender to thousands of Irish people nationwide.Letterkenny Credit Union has announced that it’s lending and open for business. So, whether it’s the small or big things in life you need money for, why not talk to your Letterkenny Credit Union First! In this current economic climate we all have to look very closely at what we are spending money on, and there are times in our lives when we run short of funds.There are annual expenses such as Christmas and Student Fees.There are also Life and House Insurance annual premiums, Car Insurance and Health Insurance annual premiums, and you may be tempted to pay these off on a payment plan offered from the provider. Almost all of us at some stage want (or need!) to get away from it all and go on a holiday break.Be it just for a few days, a week or a fortnight. 🙂Whatever you need to borrow for —check out your Letterkenny Credit Union first.Why a credit union loan is better? There are no fees or charges with credit union loans. The interest you pay is the full cost of the loan. With loans from banks or building societies there may be other fees or charges.Your credit union loan is insured in the event of your death at no additional cost to the borrower and many other financial providers charge for this.Your local Letterkenny Credit Union will quote a competitive interest rate.When it comes to your annual insurance expenses check out your provider’s payment plans and compare to your local credit union loan offering. Along with the other benefits of a credit union loan you could find that the credit union loan is more competitive, lower cost and higher value.Gordon Randles Manager for Letterkenny Credit Union told Donegal Daily, “Looking at your finances honestly will help you highlight where your money is going, and will start you on the first steps of budgeting and managing your money more effectively.“However, if you do need to borrow credit unions Letterkenny Credit Union are lending and open for business.“Our priority is to continue to provide credit for those who need it in these difficult times.“Each credit union will endeavor to meet realistic member requirements if at all possible.“If members have any loan queries please do not hesitate to speak in confidence to a member of staff at any Letterkenny Credit Union for more information or log on to www.letterkennycu.ieGeneral Borrowing Tips• If you have to take out a loan, be sure you only borrow what you can comfortably afford to repay.• As well as comparing on the APR rate check out all the small print and ask about any set up charges, fees, balloon payments or penalties that may arise if you need to change your repayment plan.• Check if the interest rate is fixed or variable.• Always match the repayment term to the purpose of the loan.The longer your loan lasts the more it costs you in interest, so don’t borrow for longer than you need to.Try to match the term with the reason for the loan, for example: If you borrow for a holiday, aim to have it paid back before your next holiday.Pay off your car loan over three to five years.If you need to, you can spread out the cost of larger loans, such as home improvement loans over a longer term such as five years because the benefits last longer.Visit Letterkenny Credit Union to discuss your needs or for more details go to www.letterkennycu.ie for more details.LETTERKENNY CREDIT UNION ARE LENDING AND OPEN FOR BUSINESS was last modified: November 3rd, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:BusinessLetterkenny Credit UnionnewsNoticeslast_img read more

Emergency services conduct training exercise off West Donegal

first_imgGardaí have issued a notice to reassure the public that a training exercise is underway at Bunbeg this Sunday morning.People are advised not to be alarmed if they see the joint Garda Síochána/Irish Coast Guard operation at Machaire Gathlán Pier.The aim of the exercise is to review search, rescue, recovery operational capacity and to enhance communications between a range of organisations. Also taking part in the exercise will be personnel from, Marine Rescue Centre, Malin Head, the R.N.L.I. and Irish Underwater Council Search and Recovery Divers.The pre-planned training operation will take place from 8am to 1pm this Sunday 19th May.Emergency services conduct training exercise off West Donegal was last modified: May 19th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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

Waymo tests self-driving minivans in Death Valley

first_imgSelf-driving cars are going to be fitted with a whole lot of sensors, chips, and other electronics, so it makes sense to check that all of this works in extreme environments.That’s why Waymo sent its self-driving Chrysler Pacifica minivans to California’s Death Valley this summer, which has the highest recorded temperature in the world, at 134F.See Also: Google narrows case against Uber as court date nearsWaymo had already conducted “extensive tests” in an aerothermal wind tunnel prior to the trip, which is able to mimic extreme heat and cold. After almost a year of controlled environment tests, it gave the green light to the heat-seeking journey.The minivan took a road trip from Davis Dam to Las Vegas to Death Valley, testing the car at each step of the way. Davis Dam has steep desert roads, Las Vegas has long waits in traffic, and Death Valley is the ultimate extreme heat test.From Tahoe to the desertAutomakers have conducted extreme weather tests for decades, but the self-driving car provides more worries, as most of the electronics produce their own heat. Waymo did not say if it has added any other features to the car to reduce the heat or better ventilate the car.Waymo carried out similar tests at low temperatures in Lake Tahoe earlier this year.Even though the self-driving cars are not for sale, Waymo is letting people test the cars in Phoenix, Arizona. Before too long, that may turn into a ride-sharing or shuttle platform, available in many U.S. cities. It may be looking to have everything covered before riders start paying for their rides. Tags:#Alphabet#Autonomous#California#Death Valley#driverless#Google#Internet of Things#IoT#Self-Driving#Waymo David Curry Related Posts IT Trends of the Future That Are Worth Paying A…center_img For Self-Driving Systems, Infrastructure and In… Break the Mold with Real-World Logistics AI and… 5 Ways IoT can Help to Reduce Automatic Vehicle…last_img read more

The Bigger the Deal

first_imgThe bigger the opportunity, the more difficult it will be to win. The nature of big deals is that there are more competitors competing to create value and differentiate themselves. There are also more relationships to manage. These factors (and many others) make them more difficult to win.Larger deals generally take longer than smaller deals, unless there is a super compelling reason to change. Large opportunities are more rare because the companies with partners in place pay a price to change. It costs them time, energy, and political capital. But if there is a serious issue, they can change faster because they have more at stake.It is more difficult to competitively displace an incumbent supplier than you might believe, even when they aren’t doing nearly as well as they should be. In addition to the difficulty changing suppliers, it’s difficult to fire your friends. When you’ve worked with people for a long time, you want to give the benefit of the doubt. If your relationships are great, you want to keep them. This fact is underestimated.Your sales process is more important on larger deals. You can get away with some mistakes on smaller deals. You might even be able to skip whole stages of your sales process without paying the price. But the larger the opportunity, the more closely it is going to need to follow your sales process. Skipping stages will cause you to lose the opportunity, even if you make it to a presentation.Large deals that move for price are usually driven to demand price concessions by factors other than the value being created by the supplier. There are some companies that expect their partners to give them a price concession every year, even though that supplier’s costs go up every year. It’s not an easily sustained model. But many companies switch to a supplier with a lower price because it is easier than fixing what is really wrong with their business.Big opportunities almost always require more people’s approval, increasing the need to build consensus. Bigger deals almost always touch more people. No one wants to step over people and impose a decision on them that will result in their rebelling against that decision, digging in their heels, and blowing up the deal. It’s easier to get everybody on board before the decision is made. This is one reason so many opportunities lose to the most dangerous competitor you will ever have, the status quo.Larger deals almost always come with greater risk. They generally require more assurances that the incoming partner can and will be able to execute. Big spending likely means the purchase is more strategic, even when it is a commodity. Because there is more risk, the client is likely to want more assurances, and they will likely have more and greater concerns.Some of the biggest opportunities will require that you put more skin in the game, that you invest, or that you put something at risk. You may have to invest money to build the right program. You might need to invest in people or building capabilities. Or you might have to provide guarantees.The bigger the deals, the more difficult they are to win.last_img read more

IPL 2016: David Warner elated as Sunrisers Hyderabad inch closer to playoff spot

first_imgSunrisers Hyderabad skipper David Warner said his team was focussed and wanted to maintain their winning momentum after virtually sealing the playoff spot in Indian Premier League 9.  SRH thrashed Kings XI Punjab by seven wickets at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium in Mohali on Sunday. (Full Coverage |Points Table)”We are very excited and happy to go through, but for us it is about winning. It’s (winning) is the key to have momentum in this format. We need to keep winning, obviously to finish in the top two, that is our goal and that is our focus,” he said at the post-match conference.Warner added that his team would look to win the next two league games and enter the playoffs on a positive note.Warner wary of DelhiWarner also said his team needed to set its sights on the Delhi Daredevils game as he expected the Zaheer Khan-led side to be their potential opponents in the final stages of the league.”We have set our sights on the next game, we go to Raipur and play against Delhi. In last game, they beat us as we did not play particularly well. We have to play at our best to beat Delhi and they could be a potential contender in the finals,” said the Australian.’Stayed hungry’ Asked about the mantra which has made Sunrisers such a solid-looking outfit this season, Warner, who struck a half-century today, said, “We have really worked hard this year, we have stayed hungry and we have belief in ourselves to go out there and play the perfect game.”advertisement”Couple of games didn’t go our way, then we got into the winning streak, had a bad game and then we won again. So, at the moment we have to keep trying playing our best game.”‘Not happy with our bowling’Warner said he was a bit disappointed with the way his side bowled against Vijay-led Punjab.”I thought they got 20 runs too many,” he said.Warner heaps praise on YuvrajHe, however, praised the way Deepak Hooda (34 of 22 balls) and Yuvraj Singh (42 of 24 balls) batted today.”We saw today and that is the quality he brings to his team in the middle period. He played with a clear mind,” Warner said about Yuvraj.He also praised the role played by Deepak Hooda and Ben Cutting (18 of 11 balls) and said with the kind of talent and self-belief his players have, “that’s what we are about”.”It is about not being complacent and about moving forward and keep continuing to play good cricket. We can work on a lot of other things, with our bowling, with our batting.”Sometimes, when we fall behind, we rush things and I felt today that batters assessed the conditions well. I did not feel that any player felt pressure, they just went out there and executed their skill,” he said.Nehra suffers tendon injuryAbout Ashish Nehra’s condition after he walked off the field with some trouble in his right leg, Warner said, “All I know about it is that there was a tendon issue, he is going to be assessed by medical staff and I think there will be a press release about that.”(With PTI inputs)last_img read more