All Star TeamGoalie – Jordan Alford – BentleyDefenseman – Dane Crowley – South EastDefenseman – Andrew Derton – Fort St. JohnForward – Rod Stevens – Fort St. JohnForward – Sean Robertson – BentleyForward – Chris Stevens – Fort St. JohnPlayers of the Game for Saturday’s final:Bentley – Jordan AlfordFort St. John – Clayton PoolBelow is a video from the final seconds of the game In this video the Flyers are presented with the Allan Cup Photo: The Flyers with the Allan Cup following the big win – Adam Reaburn/Energeticcity.caBy Jon Zacks- Advertisement – The Fort St. John Flyers are champions of Canada.Facing their arch-rival Bentley Generals in the Allan Cup final on Saturday, the Flyers played 60 minutes of championship hockey, to claim their first national amateur title.It was the dream final for organizers and fans, as the Flyers took on the defending champs, and the same team that had defeated them in the McKenzie Cup in each of the previous three seasons. After a 7-1 Flyers victory over the Generals in the round robin, the final was a tight and hard-fought war.The home team drew first blood, when a Flyers clearance skipped past Don Morrison at the Fort St. John blue line, giving Todd Alexander a partial breakaway. With Darren Deschamps giving chase, Alexander beat Generals goaltender Jordan Alford, electrifying the packed North Peace Arena crowd.Advertisement With both teams given chances on the powerplay, it was the goaltenders and penalty kills that stood tall, with both the Flyers and Generals stubbornly refusing to concede goal-scoring opportunities. Remarkably, the game would end without a single goal scored on the powerplay, with the Flyers finishing 0/7, and Bentley going 0/5.Late in the second period, with the Flyers’ top line of Kimbi Daniels, Rod Stevens, and Chris Stevens pressing, Chris Stevens finally broke through, firing the puck past Alford, to double the Flyers’ lead.Up by two, the Flyers began to retract into a defensive shell, and the Generals fought to get back into the game. Nine minutes into the third, Scott Hood one-timed a Jon Hobson centering pass past Flyers goaltender Clayton Pool to make it a 2-1 hockey game.With Bentley pressing for the equalizer, Ryan Carter regained the two-goal lead, when he stole the puck from Travis Brigley, and ripped a slap-shot past Alford and just inside the left post.Finally, with 17 seconds left in regulation time, and Jordan Alford on the bench for the extra attacker, the Flyers cleared their zone, sending Rod Stevens on an easy breakaway, and clinching victory for Fort St. John.Advertisement With Alford back in his net, and the outcome decided, Clayton Pool pulled himself from the Flyers goal, to allow Troy Hunt to enter the game, and be on the ice as the final horn sounded, and the Flyers poured onto the ice to celebrate their national championship.Rod Stevens was named the MVP for the tournament, in what was likely his final game of competitive hockey. “We just believed in each other and worked hard every shift we were out there” he said after the game.“It’s unreal” said Flyers captain David Alexander of the Allan Cup title, adding “it was just an honour to be a part of it.”“I knew deep in my heart … that if we could get all cylinders firing with those guys, and get the feet moving, we could not lose” said an ecstatic Flyers Coach Adam Brash, as he clutched his players and coaching staff after the team huddled around the Allan Cup for the victory photo.Click below to listen to a highlights package from the Moose FM radio broadcast. (runs 3:00)Advertisement [asset|aid=2823|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=281e13fa45e77cb9684cd95ba4710575-Flyers final highlights_1_Pub.mp3] Click here for Matt Sales’ complete post-game interviews with the Flyers.Click here for a complete podcast of Moose FM’s broadcast of the final game.2010 Allan Cup award winners:Tournemant MVP:Rod Stevens – Fort St. JohnAdvertisement
January 11, 2020
Investigators found last week that about 5 percent of feed used at some smaller chicken-production operations came from pet food tainted with the chemical melamine, Williams said. Larger manufacturers, because they usually use special feed for the chickens they raise or contract for raising, are unlikely to have exposed their animals to large amounts of the tainted pet products, he said. As of Friday, no melamine had been detected in the feed used by larger manufacturers, Williams said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WASHINGTON – Federal officials on Friday placed a hold on 20 million chickens raised for market in several states because their feed was mixed with pet food containing an industrial chemical. Three government agencies – the Agriculture Department, the Food and Drug Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency – are overseeing a risk assessment to determine whether the chickens would pose a threat to human health if eaten, USDA spokesman Keith Williams said. The assessment could be completed as early as Monday. The 20 million chickens represent a tiny fraction of the 9 billion chickens raised each year in the United States. Meat from the birds can’t go into commercial use without the USDA’s inspection seal, which is being withheld until the risk assessment is completed, Williams said. Which states have chicken producers affected by the hold will be announced later, Williams said. State agriculture officials as well as chicken manufacturers were being contacted as the agencies determine the extent of the problem, he said, adding that many farms in several states probably were involved.
January 3, 2020
1 West Brom striker Saido Berahino has heaped praise on manager Tony Pulis following his latest glut of goals and England Under-21 call-up.The Baggies ruined Chelsea’s end-of-season party on Monday night when they beat the Premier League champions 3-0, with Berahino on target twice.That brace took the forward’s tally to 20 for the season in all competitions and he lays a lot of the credit at the door of Pulis, who took over in January.“It’s great to be finishing the season on such a high,” Berahino said ahead of Sunday’s match against Arsenal.“Everyone is still buzzing at Monday night’s result and performance and we will be going all out to land another big scalp on Sunday.”The 21-year-old added: “I can’t praise the gaffer highly enough – he has been great for me and I’m loving my football. To have the England tournament to look forward to after that is great.” Saido Berahino and Tony Pulis
December 29, 2019
DONEGAL TD and Junior Government Minister Dinny McGinley has this afternoon laid a wreath at a memorial in France to the dead of the First World War.Minister McGinley was at Guillemont marking the contribution of Irish in Battle of there in 1916.Thousands of Irish men died in the main battle at the northern French village in September of that year. DINNY McGINLEY LAYS WREATH IN MEMORY OF GREAT WAR DEAD was last modified: July 2nd, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:DINNY McGINLEY LAYS WREATH IN MEMORY OF GREAT WAR DEAD
December 25, 2019
Do you know an outstanding young person in Donegal?Junior Chamber International (JCI) Donegal are looking for nominations for outstanding young people between 18-40. These nominations are being sought to identify young people in the community, who have done something outstanding. These top young people will be invited to an awards ceremony held in Donegal. Here the overall winner will be selected as Donegal’s ‘Outstanding Young Person of the Year’These awards are to identity young dynamic people in the Donegal community. After the local awards the Donegal winner may go on to be recognised nationally and possibly internationally for their achievements.Every year, Junior Chamber International selects 10 outstanding young people under 40 to be recognised for living the JCI Mission in extraordinary ways.JCI feel, that highlighting the accomplishments of these young active citizens in a variety of fields will inspire others to be better and realise their full potential as active citizens. There are several categories under which young people can be nominated. Each nominee must be entered in one, and only one, of the ten categories below.Business, economic, and/or entrepreneurial accomplishmentPolitical, legal, and/or governmental affairsAcademic leadership and/or accomplishmentCultural achievementMoral and/or environmental leadership Contribution to children, world peace, and/or human rightsHumanitarian and/or voluntary leadershipScientific and/or technological developmentPersonal improvement and/or accomplishment Medical innovationEmma Boylan JCI President commented “This is a fantastic opportunity for Donegal to show the wealth of young people that we have in the County, not only locally, but hopefully to a national and international audience. From the set-up of JCI in Donegal, we have seen so many positive and inspiring young people. I have no doubt that we will have large variety of nominations for Donegal’s ‘Outstanding Young Person’ Awards”The competition is free to enter. JCI Donegal would ask the community to take time to think about someone they feel has achieved something outstanding.Nominations for ‘The Outstanding Young Person Award’ can be sent via email to email@example.com. Give the name of the young person and a short description of why you feel they deserve the award. All nominees should be over 18.Check out JCI Donegal on Facebook and Twitter for more information or call JCI Donegal President Emma Boylan on +353863303986.DONEGAL JUNIOR CHAMBER LOOKING FOR THEIR OUTSTANDING YOUNG PERSON was last modified: March 12th, 2014 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:Donegal Junior Chamber
December 22, 2019
Tags: Azam UPLbeach soccer With the current Azam Uganda Premier League season soon coming to its end, the league governing body secretariat over the weekend announced adjustments to several fixtures.Leaders Vipers SC are one of the teams that have been affectedThis comes about due to the fact that the National U-20 side, the Hippos will play their first leg of the AFCON U-20 qualifiers on Saturday, 12-05-2018 at home to Cameroon and then travel to Yaoundé for the return fixture seven days later.The affected games include UPDF vs Soana FC and Maroons at home to Police FC at Bombo and Luzira respectively, which where slatted to be played on this Saturday.The two games have been brought forward to Friday, 11-05-2017 with the venues remaining the same but kick-off time has been changed to 04:30pm from 04:00pm.The games between KCCA FC vs Proline and Vipers SC away to Kirinya JSS that where meant to be played on Thursday, 10-05-2018 and Saturday, 12-05-2017 respectively were rescheduled to Tuesday, 08-05-2018.The two fixtures where rescheduled due to the fact that the trio of Vipers, KCCA and Proline have two or more players each, in the Hippos team.The other two games that where rescheduled are Proline vs SC Villa and Express at home to Vipers which were to be played on Friday, 18-05-2018 and Saturday, 19-05-2018.The two matches have now been moved to Tuesday, 22-05-2018 and will both be played at 04:30pm.Vipers SC lead the Azam Uganda Premier League standings on 58 points, five ahead of second placed Villa with three games remaining.At the other and of the table, Masavu, Proline and Express still occupy the bottom three slots.In a similar but unrelated development, Uganda will host the CECAFA Beach Soccer Tournament which kicks of on Saturday, 26-05-2018.CECAFA Beach Soccer tournament starts at the end of the month.Accordingly, the final league matches (match day 30) have been brought forward from Saturday, 26-05-2018 to Friday, 25-05-2018 but the venue and kick-off time have not been altered.Comments
December 19, 2019
23 January 2006Tourists visiting the palace of South Africa’s famous royal mystic, Rain Queen Modjadji, will soon be able to stay overnight.Spokesperson for the Modjadji royal family, Clement Modjadji, has confirmed plans to build a hotel in Khetlhakong village near the spectacularly scenic forestry town of Modjadjiskloof (formerly Duiwelskloof, or Devil’s Ravine) in Limpopo province’s subtropical Letaba Valley.“We are negotiating with local companies and the municipality with a view to raising funds to build the hotel,” Modjadji said. He declined to give further details, saying negotiations had reached a sensitive stage.He added that the project was expected to create hundreds of jobs in the local community.Cycad forest, Ivory RouteThe Modjadji royal palace, one of Limpopo’s best known tourist attractions, is located near the Royal Modjadji Nature Reserve, home to a cycad forest that boasts some of the oldest and largest specimens in the world.Cycads are cone-bearing evergreen plants dating back to the Stone Age. The Modjadji cycad or Encephelartos transvenosus is the highest in the world, with recorded specimens reaching 13 metres.The palace is also part of Limpopo’s African Ivory Route, which includes 3.6-million hectares of national parks, nature reserves, game farms, cultural camps and historical places associated with various African myths and legends.Clement Modjadji said a hotel was long overdue, with hundreds of tourists visiting the royal palace every year.The Greater Letaba municipality has also set aside R160 000 to build a cultural village in Khetlhakong village. To be called Modjadji’s Kraal, the village will showcase Balobedu culture, technology and art.The Rain QueensQueen Makobo Modjadji VI, who died aged 27 on 12 June 2005, was the youngest in a line of matriarchal monarchs stretching back at least 200 years. Her short reign began on 16 April 2003 when she succeeded her grandmother, Mokope Modjadji V.Rider Haggard’s 19th-century novels King Solomon’s Mines and She first drew the world’s attention to the legendary Rain Queen of the Balobedu people.Believed to have been bestowed with the power to control the rains and rivers, the Rain Queen’s mystic powers kept her small tribe safe from regional wars of conquest for two centuries.The website Prominent People gives “one of the most acceptable versions” of the many legends told about the origins of Queen Modjadji.According to this version, “an old Karanga chief from the Kingdom of Monomotapa (south-eastern Zimbabwe) was told by his ancestors in the 16th century that he must impregnate his daughter, Dzugundini. This would give the princess rainmaking powers, which would expand the wealth of his kingdom. This princess was called Modjadji, or ‘ruler of the day’.“Early in the 19th century Modjadji’s tribe, known as the Balobedu, moved further south into the fertile Molototsi Valley, where they founded present day Ga-Modjadji.“According to custom, the queen must eschew public functions. She communicates to her people via male councillors and indunas, village headmen. In November of every year she directs the annual rainmaking ceremony at her royal compound in Khetlhakone village.“The queen never marries, but she bears children by her close relatives. She is cared for by her ‘wives’, which are sent from the many villages in Ga-Modjadji. When she is nearing death, she appoints her eldest daughter as her successor and then she ingests poison.“For centuries many tribes have respected the Queen’s powers. Even Shaka Zulu sent his top emissaries to request the Queen’s blessings …”According to Prominent People, University of South Africa archaeologist Sidney Miller has excavated the ruins of the original royal kraal, finding stone foundations, pottery and middens.The ruins, according to the website, “bear resemblance to the famous ruins discovered at Thulamela near Phafuri in the far north of the Kruger National Park and the Great Zimbabwe ruins in south-eastern Zimbabwe. It lends further credibility to the many legends about the origins of Ga-Modjadji.”SouthAfrica.info reporter and Neville Maakana, BuaNews
December 18, 2019
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest This is probably one of the best autumns we have had in a long time. There has been no damage to the ground from combines or grain carts. I think Mother Nature must have felt sorry for what she did to us in June and July and now she is helping us out. It wouldn’t be any fun combining 150-bushel corn and mudding it out.Corn is all over the board. In eastern Putnam County, Henry and Hancock we are hearing about and seeing some 200-plus bushel yields, but you still have the water damage in places. We have just over 600 acres of corn to go and by the end of the week we could be getting close to done. We are in Putnam County now and are working to the west. When we get to Van Wert County it could get a little uglier.My worst field of beans was in Van Wert and it was 25 bushels an acre. The population was way down and there were drowned out spots. Otherwise, we have been pleasantly surprised with beans. There have been some 50- and 60-bushel beans and we are happy with that. Beans are pretty well done. All we have left are a couple of fields that were planted in July. They are just getting a tinge of yellow to them.Wheat planting is pretty well wrapped up. The wheat could use a rain. It is dry out there and a shower wouldn’t hurt around here. There is wheat and cover crop seed around here laying dry.Tillage is all done. We did some strip-till yesterday and that was our last field. We saw some compaction in conventionally tilled fields and we went in and addressed that. In our no-till, it seems like Mother Nature is helping the soil crack open. We just went in and put some cover crop on top and went over it with an Excelerator and just tickled it in. Now we are going to inject manure on 30-inch centers and try to plant on that next spring. We have been doing that for a couple of years and it has worked really well. Next week we’ll start ditching if the weather holds up.
December 17, 2019
Related Posts dana oshiro A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#start#startups Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… While few of us are bold enough to lay claim to Nostradamus-like powers of prophecy, it’s still interesting to read industry predictions. ReadWriteWeb recently released a list of tech predictions for 2010 and as of a yesterday, Senior VP Steve Rubel and the folks at Edelman PR agency uploaded their predictions entitled Digital Visions: 10 Ideas for the New Decade. Writes Rubel, “The bigger opportunity for clients, we believe, is to identify the global, societal and technological trends that are reshaping how we think, act and buy – and to pivot into them early. Trends today tend to develop more slowly and are harder to see, allowing clients to take a more thoughtful, thorough and systematic approach.” The PR company’s report certainly contains some insights; nevertheless, Edelman is likely to have come to these conclusions after suffering a number of social media-related setbacks. In the last decade Edelman employees have been featured on Wired Magazine editor Chris Anderson’s PR blacklist, lambasted by environmental bloggers and protesters for contributing to greenwashing and caught creating puppet blogs for Walmart without disclosing their affiliation. As the new decade begins, Edelman draws on four key themes for the future including the pervasiveness of digital technologies, the move to mobile, budgeting for digital outreach and finally, social media ROI. While the essays are well-written, they’re also extremely biased and self-serving. When I say “biased” I refer to the fact that PR agencies and tech bloggers such as myself have a special interest in making others believe their claims about social media. Ideas like social media “becoming a business driver”, knowledge of disruptive technologies being the key to survival and the “start-and-stop campaign approach” giving way to an approach “that’s on all the time” are great arguments for keeping us employed. The more you as a startup founder believe that you need to stay constantly connected to your customer, the more likely you are to read our industry blogs and hire long-term social media marketers. However, in this soup of social media sentiment, there is some truth. Successful companies like Best Buy and Zappos are baking community engagement and social media into their operations, and services like Foursquare are giving rise to better loyalty programs. Whether or not your company has the bandwidth and budget to spend on location-based services and a full time social media strategy is up to you. Let us know your thoughts on the report in the comments below.
November 28, 2019
England fast bowler Chris Tremlett cannot understand why India are so vehemently opposed to cricket’s Decision Review System (DRS).England fast bowler Chris Tremlett is in favour of UDRS. APDRS, which allows teams to make two incorrect challenges to an on-field umpire’s decision before all their referrals for that innings are used up, has broadly been accepted by most of cricket’s leading nations and was in use at the recent World Cup in the sub-continent, which India won.However, India have been opposed to the system almost from the moment of its inception in 2009 and, despite the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) calls for it to be used in all major matches, are adamant they want no part of it in England.Tremlett, who has benefited from the system, said the ICC should insist on its use in all Tests.”I am a fan of the system. If the technology is there it should be used,” Tremlett said.”Who knows why they (India) don’t want it involved. There have been a few decisions that have been rightly overturned and as a bowler you want those decisions given out. It’s a fair way of doing things. I’m fully in agreement with it. It’s something that we like to use and it should be used in every Test if the technology is there and it’s a shame that they don’t want DRS involved in the India series.”The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has questioned the accuracy of the technology involved but Tremlett said: “It is very accurate. Sometimes there is a lot of noise around a Test match and an umpire might not hear a fine nick so it’s an important thing to have. It has been a successful thing over the last six months.”advertisementVictory at the Rose Bowl, where Surrey paceman Tremlett made his name for Hampshire before crossing the border at the start of last season, would take England into joint-second with South Africa in an ICC Test ranking table currently topped by India.Tremlett’s sentiments are shared by fellow paceman James Anderson, who said the technology helped decision-making. “I don’t understand why. If all the other Test-playing nations are using it, India don’t have to use it if they say they don’t want to. We want to play with it as it clearly improves decision-making,” Anderson was quoted as saying by the Daily Mirror.”I’m all in favour of it – but it’s their problem if they’re not going to support it.” Anderson feels that he and his team-mates will go down in history as legends if they beat India in the coming series.”India are No. 1 in the world and if we beat them in the series, we’ll be the best team in the world,” he said.Tremlett, who played a key role in England’s Ashes-winning series in Australia with 17 wickets in three Tests, said: “There’s no reason why we can’t win that series against India. This side is going from strength to strength and we’re on a good winning streak at the moment. I’m fully confident that we can beat any side.”- With inputs from agencies