Bantam Flyers hosting Fort Mac at home this weekend

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Northern Metalic Bantam Flyers will be playing a pair of games on home ice this weekend.The Flyers will be hosting the Fort McMurray Bantam Oil Barons for a pair of home games. The team is coming off a close 4-2 loss in Grande Prairie last weekend, a team they beat back at the beginning of October. The Flyers previously visited Fort McMurray for a pair of games over the Thanksgiving weekend. The Flyers won the first game 5-1, and lost the second game 6-2.The Bantam Flyers take to the ice at the Pomeroy Sports Centre on Saturday afternoon at 4:15, and again on Sunday morning at 10:00 at the North Peace Arena.- Advertisement –last_img

Oil and Gas Land Rights Sales drop this month

first_imgThe February sale of Oil and Gas Land Rights has generated $17.6 million in bonus bids. Compare that to February of 2008 when the sale generated $117 million in bonus bids. Even with the low February 2009 sales number the fiscal year total is now over $2.409 billion, which is a record. The final sale of the 2008-2009 fiscal year is scheduled for March 25th. Two key parcels of land were included in the latest sale. One is the Noel gas field approximately 30 km northeast of Tumbler Ridge. That area saw prices per hectare around $750 and $860 for a total of $953,000. The other area is located approximately 115km north of Hudson’s Hope. That region saw 6 lease bids with per hectare prices of $3,000 and $5,100 for a total of over $6.5 million. – Advertisement -A total of 98 parcels covering 32,639 hectares in BC were offered in the sale, with bids accepted on 89 parcels covering 29,171 hectares. In February of 2008 66 parcels were offered covering 53,000 hectares.last_img

Tiger leaves field in awe

first_imgThe only charitable thing Woods did was keep it a contest. Leading by as many as four shots at one point along the back nine, he went five holes without a birdie to kill off any thoughts of a 59, twice made bogey and had to settle for a three-shot lead over Woody Austin. Woods was at 13-under 127, his best start since he was at 15-under 125 at Firestone in 2000, a tournament he won by 11. As for the FedEx Cup, it might be time to start wiring that $10 million into Woods’ retirement account. Stricker is second behind Woods in the playoff standings, but was nine shots behind him going into the weekend. Phil Mickelson needed a victory to have any chance of winning the cup – and that was if Woods finished worse than second alone – and he was seven shots behind through two rounds. Solheim Cup Par of the century. Best par in history. Unbelievable. That’s what the other team was saying about the magic Laura Davies pulled off on the 16th hole in Halmstad, Sweden. Davies called her amazing par from the bushes and bramble behind a sinister creek called Backen a “hit and hope,” a “500-1 shot,” “something a 36-handicapper might try for.” Or simply, the best par of her life. Even with the half point Davies helped salvage with that par, the United States still led the Europeans, 4 -3 . But it was the Europeans who walked off the course with all the momentum and buzz. And all because of Davies, who cemented herself in Solheim Cup lore with a hack through the tree roots and a 50-foot chip-in for par, saving her four-ball match and turning a rough opening day for the Europeans into something much better. “We both kind of looked at each other and just went, `Wow,”‘ American Morgan Pressel said. “I think that’s the par of the century.” “Probably the best par you’ve seen in history,” teammate Cristie Kerr added. Paula Creamer: “It was unbelievable.” It was definitely a moment to remember, and on the 18th green, Pressel and Creamer added another. After they missed putts, Davies and Johnson each had testy 3-footers to ensure the tie. The Americans conceded the putts to finish the match at all-square. It was a classy act of sportsmanship that events like these are designed to bring out in players, but too often don’t. “We both deserved to win that match with the finish we had on the last couple holes,” Creamer said. “I think that’s the way you play the Solheim Cup.” Mercedes-Benz Championship A late collapse by Lee Westwood helped Soren Hansen take a one-stroke lead in Pulheim, Germany. Hansen finished at 11-under 133 total and Westwood had four bogeys in the last eight holes for a 73. Bernhard Langer (68) shared third with Simon Khan (70) and Simon Dyson (71), four strokes back. Greater Hickory Classic Heavy rain forced Champions Tour officials to call off the opening round of the event in Conover, N.C. The first round was to resume at 8 a.m. local time today, with the second round expected to begin at 12:30 p.m. The 54-hole tournament’s final round is scheduled for Sunday. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! It energized a lifeless gallery with hopes of seeing a 59. And it drained whatever drama was left in the FedEx Cup. “I don’t know if it’s a zone or not,” Woods said after settling for a 7-under 63 and a three-shot lead. “I just felt that the rhythm was good. The pace was good. The swing was good. I hit one bad putt that went in. I made a bomb. But I was hitting good shots through that stretch.’ Steve Stricker was along for the ride and more amazed than anyone. “I was 2 under and I’m 5 down,” he said. “You just start thinking, `Jeepers, what just happened?’ He’s got a lot of offense, if you know what I mean. You’re just waiting for that run of holes, and then he takes off.” From news services Tiger Woods wasn’t even paying attention to his score. No one else could ignore it. It was an incredible stretch of golf that lasted just more than an hour, but those six holes Friday at the Tour Championship changed everything. Woods ran off five straight birdies, including one he never saw go in from the bottom of a bunker. Then he rammed in a 70-foot eagle putt for a 28 on the front nine of East Lake in Atlanta, the lowest nine-hole score of his career. last_img

PML Daily Premier league team of the week

first_imgComments There were 26 goals scored in the nine top flight games played this weekend,  Three came at Old Trafford yesterday in Manchester United’s 2-1 win over top-four rivals Chelsea. Four were scored at the Vitality on Saturday, with Bournemouth scoring two goals in the last 10 minutes to snatch a 2-2 draw against Newcastle. Liverpool put four past Westham at Anfield, as did Brighton against Swansea at the Amex – whilst Watford only needed one to see off Everton at Vicarage Road.Arsenal and Manchester City are not in action until Thursday as they contested the Carabao Cup final yesterday, with City coming out on top in a 3-0 victory at Wembley.So these are the 11 players that stood out as per PML Daily corespondent Shaban Lubega, in a 3:4:3 formation.Watford goalkeeper Orestis Karnezis was one of only two keepers to keep a clean sheet over the weekend.GK. Oretis Karnezis(Watford).One of only two goalkeepers to keep a clean sheet over the weekend, the other being Tottenham’s Hugo Lloris who clearly didn’t have much to do.The Greek number one made a couple of interesting saves that ensured his team bag their third win in the last eight games and in the process return to the top half of the table. CB. Shane Duffy(Brighton and Hove Albion).He should have scored on the weekend only for his header to hit the woodwork but that could not take away the fact that Duffy had another solid game protecting his goalkeeper and such performances are what his side require if they are to stay up this season. CB. Christopher Schindler(Huddersfield Town).The German was impressive as his side cubed vital three points in their bid for survival this season.Against the likes of Solomon Randon and Jay Rodriguez away from home, even the best defenders in the league tend to struggle but Schindler barely put a foot wrong on Saturday.Andrew Robertson has managed to keep Alberto Moreno on the sidelines so far. CB. Andrew Robertson(Liverpool).Alberto Moreno should surely be cursing the time he got injured a few games into the season because his return to the starting eleven at Liverpool continues to be shut by Robertson.The 23 year old Scot continues to impress in a number that has been a problem for the Kops over a period of time and against West Ham on Saturday, the former Hull defender continued is magnificent displays and was only denied an assist by the fact that Muhammad Salah used his head to try and score from his(Robertson) cross. Had the Algerian used his left leg that has scored 20 goals, may be the Scot would be celebrating his second assist in the league this season. MF. Scott McTominey(Manchester United) .Young McTominey was tasked with one of the hardest jobs to do in the Premier league and that is marking Edin Hazard out of the game. He may not have passed with flying colours but he was no where near failing.Many have already touted him to be the next Micheal Carrick but the young Englishman still has along way to go and will need even better performances in big games as compared to his show against Chelsea on Sunday to match those expectations MF. Emre Can(Lievrpool).Blew hot and cold in the game against West Ham on Saturday but his goal and assist can not be undermined as they set the tempo for the win that took Liverpool temporarily second on the log. His current deal at Anfield expires in the summer and if he were to go, what a prospect Liverpool will have lost in the process.MF. Willian (Chelsea).Willian is in the form of his life at the moment. After a brilliant display against Barcelona in the Champions league, he also stood out amongst his peers in the 2-1 loss against Man United on Sunday.He did not start the season as brightly but of late, The Brazilian seems to have found his feet and it is no surprise that his name is already among the 15 that Tite(Brazil coach) has already confirmed for Russia’s world cup in June. MF. Muhammad Salah(Liverpool)What a season Salah is having! Score his 23 goal in the league and his 20th with the left leg(record) as his side ran out 4-1 victors at home to West Ham.The Algerian international has already won the hearts of the Liverpool faithfuls and despite his performance against West Ham not being the best in a Reds shirt, he does not seem anywhere near done this season.FW. Dwight Gayle (Newcastle United) .The South African will be gutted his team did not all three points away to Bournemouth on Saturday and he rightly should be.Gayle put Newcastle 2-0 up with his two goals on for his side to concede two second half goals including a late one but his contributions did not go un noticed as he makes the PML Daily team of the week. FW. Glenn Murrey (Brighton and Hove Albion).Should have bagged a hat trick but rules are rules and the off side rule denied him the match ball.Never the less, the big forward was at the peak of things as his side continued their impressive return to the top flight with a sound 4-1 victory at home to Swansea City and Murrey grabbed two of the four goals.Lukaku was the star of the show as his United side came from a goal down to defeat Chelsea 2-1. FW. Romelu Lukaku (Manchester United).Argubely his best performance in a United shirt came this past weekend in the 2-1 home win over Chelsea.The big Belgian started slowly and managed to score the equaliser and then set up the winner for substitute Jese Lingard and them put the crowed on their feet with a 40 or so yard run towards the end despite not having the desired result as his goal bound shot was blocked by Andreas Christiansen.Pic 4. Willian was the only bright spark for his side in the 2-1 loss at Old Trafford.Coach: David Wagner (Huddersfield Town).Master-mined the 2-1 win at West Brom over the weekend which was the Terriers second away victory away from home since the opening day victory over Crystal Palace.Wagner’s side may not be safe from relegation already but they now seat a comfortable three points from the drop and can breathe a sigh of relief. Tags: premier leaguesports toplast_img read more

Donegal-based surgeon to release new publication next month

first_imgDonegal’s Wild Atlantic Way, a new publication from Donega-based surgeon, Dr Michael Sugrue, will be officially launched at the Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny next month it has been announced. A labour of love compiled by Michael over eight years, it is a 208-page coffee table photographic book of over 200 images capturing’s Donegal’s beauty combined with a new collection of 25 poems and will raise funds for three charities.Originally from Galway and known to speak a ‘cúpla focal’, Michael is forever torn trying to bypass beautiful locations to get to an end photographic destination in Donegal. In the book, the pictures tell a story of the unfolding of the day from dawn to dusk and beyond in Donegal’s hinterland in the northwest of Ireland. The poems are for the most part -inked to the photographs.Speaking before the release, Sugrue said:“Luckily living in Donegal and being originally a Galway man, I love the West of Ireland and I love, Donegal, Connemara and Kerry and to be able to go out and sit in the wilderness, almost by yourself, and just appreciate nature’s beauty, is just remarkable.“The advantage of a camera is, you can capture that. And over the last years, when I started making this book, my photography has improved a little bit, so I have been able to capture things a little bit better than when I started and I’ve got to know some of the nicer spots to go to, from a photographic point of view.” Fanad Lighthouse at Dawn. Photo: Dr Michael SugrueMichael was inspired by the North West Words Poetry Group to put pen to paper and is grateful to many who have helped on this eight-year journey, including his literary editor Gerard Beirne and photographic mentors Eimhear Collins and Rodney O’Callaghan.The book launch will be marked in a special ticketed celebratory event featuring music by renowned fiddle player Dr Seamus McGuire and the phenomenal Clann Mhic Ruairí, a harmonising family group from Rann na Feirste steeped in the Irish singing tradition.Michael said: It will be a fantastic evening of culture with both Clann Mhic Ruairi and Seamus McGuire the musical highlights. “Camilla and Kieran of DNK Media Productions have spent nearly a week with me out on the hills, on beach and in the trenches to capture some behind the scenes shots. Gerard Beirne, Author, Poet and Literary editor, will formally launch the book and read a poem. There will be reading from Eamonn Bonner from North West Words, and recorded readings from Denise Blake, Daniel and Majella O’Donnell and Professor William Campbell.”Dr Michael Sugrue’s new book, Donegal’s Wild Atlantic Way, will officially be launched with a Celebratory Concert on Saturday, 5th October, at 8pm.A ticketed charity event, seating is limited. Tickets can be purchased HERE Donegal-based surgeon to release new publication next month was last modified: September 29th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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:book launchdonegallast_img read more

Giants hire Farhan Zaidi as president of baseball operations

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO–The Giants entered the offseason looking to make a splash and five weeks later, they’re hiring an executive who has a track record of creating waves.A source confirmed the Giants will hire Los Angeles Dodgers general manager Farhan Zaidi as their president of baseball operations. The Giants announced Zaidi will officially be introduced Wednesday at 1 p.m. during a press conference at AT&T Park.“I am delighted to return to the Bay Area and to join one of the most storied …last_img

‘He was my biggest fan’: Steph Curry’s Toronto middle school coach watched in awe

first_imgTORONTO – After almost every game, Stephen Curry stayed in the gym. It was a detail not lost on any player who came in contact with the middle schooler, young or old.During his one season at Queensway Christian College, it turns out Curry was not just completing his post-practice routine to build the fundamentals that would lead to three NBA championships and numerous shooting records — he was assisting his head coach’s game.“I would tell him to slow down for me. Then I would try to copy …last_img

‘We came out and played with some fire’ B52s learn from, look to build from loss

first_imgSometimes a loss a says a whole lot more about a team than a win does.After loosing 12-1 in their series opener on the road against the Healdsburg Prune Packers on Saturday, the B52s responded with a much better outing on Sunday and pushed the Prune Packers into extra innings, eventually loosing 4-3 in 10 frames.It was a loss which B52s’ head coach Scott St. John said described as a moment in which his club showed perhaps as much promise going forward as it had in any win this season.“After …last_img

“Nad Podkovou” GCXEWR GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK December 6, 2010

first_img“Nad Podkovou” GCXEWR hides in the hills of the Czech Republic. “Nad Podkovou” translates from Czech to English as “Above the Horseshoe.” The cache takes adventurers above a horseshoe in the Vltava River. It’s the longest river in the Czech Republic.Near geocache GCXEWRA view down riverA. da Mek placed the difficulty three, terrain three geocache in July of 2006. Geocachers hike to a path 500 feet (160 meters) above the river. The cache is just off the path, allowing geocachers to avoid scrambling around the dangerous cliffs. More than 120 geocachers have logged a smiley on the cache.Continue your exploration with some of the most engaging geocaches from around the world. Explore all the Geocaches of the Week on our blog or view the Bookmark List on Geocaching.com.Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedUnderground — Geocache of the WeekFebruary 7, 2018In “Community””Taj” GC1A91Y GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – January 17, 2010January 17, 2011In “Community””Stadt im Wald” GC17K3A GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – June 6, 2011June 6, 2011In “Community”last_img read more

Basic Allowance for Housing: Frequently Asked Question

first_imgBy Carol ChurchWhat is BAH?The BAH program provides housing stipends to service members in areas where government housing is not available. The allowance will vary based on the service member’s geographic location, his or her pay grade, and whether or not he or she has dependents. Note that the BAH does not vary based on the actual number of dependents. The only relevant question is “dependents” or “no dependents.”Typically, BAH is given to service members when military housing is not available. However, in some cases, a service member can choose whether or not live in military housing. If they choose not to, they will receive the BAH.What affects BAH rates?The service member’s pay grade, whether he or she has dependents, and where he or she is stationed.How are BAH rates determined?The military uses a thorough process to determine the appropriate rate for 300 different Military Housing Areas nationwide. They research typical rental costs for 6 different types of housing in an area, from a one-bedroom apartment to a 4-bedroom freestanding home.Service members receive a certain level of BAH based on their pay grade and whether or not they have dependents. Special attention is paid to ensuring that the rates are those found in neighborhoods appropriate to the service member’s pay grade.Can BAH money go towards a mortgage?Photo by Herald Post CC BY-NC 2.0Yes, service members can use BAH money towards a mortgage if they choose. However, they should keep in mind that BAH rates are determined by looking at average rental costs, not average house prices. Of course, it’s also important to keep in mind the many other costs of home ownership, and the logistical issues involved in buying a home.What if a service member wants to live in housing that costs more or less than the BAH?Some service members may wish to live in housing that is more or less expensive than the BAH reimbursement for their area. For instance, some members with multiple dependents may prefer a larger home, while single members may be content with a smaller and more economical rental. Some may be willing to pay more to be very close to base, while others may be fine with being farther away. This is perfectly fine, and in fact the military expects it to happen. Service members who pay more rent than their BAH allowance will need to make up the difference with their own money. Those who pay less rent than their BAH will be able to pocket the “extra” BAH. This can be an excellent way to save money for an emergency fund or other needs.What happens when the BAH changes?BAH is adjusted every year on January 1, but service members should not experience any hardship due to this. If the BAH for an area goes down, service members already in a rental or home will continue to receive BAH at the former, higher rate. If the BAH for an area goes up, service members will receive the larger payment. This is in place to make sure service members do not need to move as a result of rate changes.Service members continue to be protected under these terms unless their pay grade decreases, they no longer have dependents, or they receive a PCS (Permanent Change of Station).Is BAH supposed to cover 100% of housing costs?No. Originally, BAH was intended to cover only 80% of anticipated average housing costs, with the service member covering the remaining 20%. Then, in 2005, the law changed such that 100% of anticipated costs were covered. In 2015, there was another change such that service members needed to begin to cover a small amount of the costs. From 2015 to 2019, BAH rates will decrease by 1% every year, until BAH reaches a “low” of 95% of housing costs.What are the BAH rates for 2017?2017 BAH Rates for Servicemembers with Dependents2017 BAH Rates for Servicemembers without DependentsYou can also use the military’s BAH calculator to compare BAH rates from different years and at different pay grades.Are there other special circumstances that affect BAH? Where can I go to learn more?Divorce, child custody arrangements, and being a dual-career military family can affect BAH. To learn more, visit the DOD’s Basic Allowance for Housing page.last_img read more