FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Elk Speed Skating Club is hosting its first short track event of the season at the Pomeroy Sports Centre on Saturday.Sixty-five skaters from Dawson Creek, Grande Prairie, Peace River and FSJ between the ages of four and twenty will be competing in the regional circuit event.Club President Wim Kok said, “The younger aged kids will be competing in the distance of 50, 100 and 200 metre races. The older kids will be skating in 400 to 3000 metre races. This event will allow the kids to see where they are at and prepare for the upcoming event in Prince George in late November. The short track meet there will function as a zone qualifier for the B.C. Winter Games in the new year in Kamloops.”- Advertisement -Short track speed skaters will be participating in a handful of events between now and the middle of December.While long track skaters will have the opportunity to expand their knowledge from coaches from Alberta will be in the city for the two speed skating academies. Kok added, “The two speed skating academies that will be three days events, where coaches from Calgary will work with the older kids to help them prepare for the Canada Winter Games in 2019.”Fort St. John will also the host to a number of events early next year. Kok said, “The long track Provincial and Junior Champions, Nationals and Canada Cup will be here between January and February. Skaters from all across the Nation will be attending those events.”Advertisement The event on Saturday is at the Pomeroy Sports Centre which runs from 8:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m. Admission is free.
The Calgary Herald has reported Birchcliff Energy Limited plans to boost its production this year by about 80 per cent.The Calgary based company is projecting 2010 exit production of between 17,000 and 19,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day, primarily due to development drilling and the phased completion and expansion of its Pouce Coupe gas plant.The plant will take natural gas from the companies operations west of Grande Prairie, because all of the infrastructure there is full.- Advertisement -So in order to bring on new production, Birchcliff will need to build its own natural gas processing facilities.Last year company spending dropped from $237 million in 2008 to just $102 million and it recorded a 2009 net loss of $24 million.However, it still intends to boost spending this year to $182 million and the Herald quotes president and chief executive, Jeff Tonken, as believing natural gas prices will strengthen throughout the year, as production falls in Western Canada.Advertisement
SACRAMENTO – Assembly Speaker Fabian Nuñez said Tuesday that he will join Van Nuys Democrat Lloyd Levine in leading a legislative move this year to establish an Oregon-style, physician-assisted suicide law in California. A Senate committee narrowly rejected a similar bill by Levine and Assemblywoman Patty Berg, D-Santa Rosa, last year. But Levine and Berg said odds of passage have risen now that they have the support of Nuñez, a Los Angeles Democrat. The legislation, modeled after the nine-year-old Oregon Death With Dignity Act, would allow adults diagnosed with less than six months to live to receive life-ending drugs from a doctor and take them by themselves. Levine spokesman Alex Traverso said the lawmaker believes Nuñez’s support could lead to passage. The bill, due to be publicly introduced Thursday, will again face opposition from an influential coalition that includes the Catholic Conference and the California Disability Alliance, opponents said. sgeissinger@ angnewspapers.com (916) 447-9302160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! They would have to be determined to be mentally competent, see two doctors, make written and oral requests for the medicine, be counseled about alternatives and wait through a cooling-off time. Only the patient would be able to make the decision, not a family member or a guardian. A spokesman for Nuñez, who leads the Democrat-dominated Assembly, said the speaker thought long and hard about taking on the high-profile role of joint author on the effort. Supporters say the bill would provide the terminally ill with an option to end suffering. But foes say it would devalue life and offends religious or ethical beliefs. Polls have found that a majority of Californians back the concept.
“I am very much looking forward to this task, even if there is not much time left to get used to it, since we have two important games in front of us,” said Schmidt ahead of his first training session on Monday night.The Swiss coach spent seven years at Mainz, where he was promoted to head coach in February 2015, but was dismissed in May after poor results meant the team finished just clear of the relegation places.Wolfsburg have opted for a quick change in their coaching team, sacking Jonker after just 203 days in charge.The 54-year-old Jonker took charge in February, when he quit as boss of Arsenal’s youth academy, and managed to keep Wolfsburg up last season after winning a relegation play-off in May.However, Saturday’s 1-0 defeat at VfB Stuttgart proved to be the last straw.Jonker’s entire backroom staff, including assistant coach and Arsenal legend Fredrik Ljungberg, have also been fired after taking four points from their first four games this season.“We have two difficult games ahead of us this week, but we didn’t want to implement a caretaker solution, rather install a new head-coach with immediate effect,” explained director of sport Olaf Rebbe.A statement by Wolfsburg’s supervisory board said they felt the team’s development had stagnated under Jonker.“Decisive for us in taking this step was not just the impression made upon us during the game against Stuttgart, but rather based upon the perception of stagnated development amongst the team, which was to a great extent newly formed during the summer,” said Wolfsburg’s board.“We expressly wish to thank Andries Jonker and his coaching staff, for rescuing VfL’s position in the top-flight at the last minute at the end of last season.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Andries Jonker only took charge of Wolfsburg in February, when he quit as boss of Arsenal’s youth academy © AFP/File / Daniel ROLANDBerlin, Germany, Sep 18 – Andries Jonker became the first Bundesliga head coach to be sacked this season when Wolfsburg replaced him with ex-Mainz boss Martin Schmidt on Monday.The 50-year-old Schmidt will be thrown straight into action as Wolfsburg host Werder Bremen on Tuesday, then face defending champions Bayern Munich away on Friday in key Bundesliga matches.
A poor game looked likely to end in stalemate but with Uruguay cranking up the pressure late on, defender Gimenez rose to power a header into the top corner and break Egypt hearts.Aside from Liverpool ace Salah failing to get off the bench with his shoulder injury, another major talking point was also off the pitch — large portions of empty seats in one main stand at the Yekaterinburg Arena were an embarrassing sight for FIFA and local organisers.Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani had a couple of half-chances for Uruguay in the first half, the best made by himself when he juggled the ball and lashed it on the volley from outside the box, but it was deflected over.Uruguay’s Jose Gimenez celebrates his winning goal against Egypt© AFP JORGE GUERREROAttacking partner Luis Suarez — in his first World Cup appearance since his biting ban of 2014 — was largely quiet in an unremarkable first period, doing his best work when he drifted between the lines of Egypt’s defence and midfield.Marwan Mohsen played as a lone forward for Egypt, but with Salah missing and Uruguay skipper Diego Godin imperious, he hardly had a sniff.One of the biggest cheers came after 30 minutes when the stadium screens showed Salah happily chatting away on the bench but that is where the birthday boy — who turned 26 on Friday — remained.With Egypt coach Hector Cuper saying on the eve of the clash that Salah had recovered from the injury sustained three weeks ago in the Champions League final, Egyptians will be desperately hoping their talisman is back for the game with Russia on Tuesday, now a must-win.The north Africans, contesting their first World Cup since 1990, were for the main part fairly comfortable in defence and Arsenal’s Mohamed Elneny was a constant presence at the base of Egypt’s midfield.Suarez, who had a frustrating afternoon, forced goalkeeper Mohamed Elshenawy into a decent stop straight after half-time, the Barcelona striker slamming his boot into an advertising board in anger.He thumped the turf on 73 minutes when Elshenawy smothered at his feet, and seven minutes from the end the stopper was at it again, palming Cavani’s drive over.Cavani then struck a post with a free-kick as Egypt held on with increasing desperation, before Gimenez’s dramatic late intervention.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Uruguay celebrating after scoring late against Egypt. Photo/GETTYYEKATERINBURG, Russia, June 15 – Jose Gimenez was the unlikely 89th-minute match winner as Uruguay defeated an Egypt side shorn of star man Mohamed Salah 1-0 in their World Cup opener on Friday.Uruguay’s deserved last-gasp victory leaves them and Russia in early control in Group A after the hosts’ 5-0 mauling of Saudi Arabia in the tournament opener on Thursday.
West London’s cruiserweight prospect Deion Jumah showed his potential with a points victory against Czech veteran Jiri Svacina in Kolding, Denmark.Jumah, 24, was a convincing winner in a six-round contest, taking his fledgling professional record to 3-0. Twice an ABA champion, Jumah – a product of the Dale Youth Boxing Club in Notting Hill – has enjoyed wins in both Denmark and Germany since being snapped up by leading European promoters Sauerland Promotions.He had been due to appear on the undercard of the heavyweight clash between David Haye and Tyson Fury in Manchester on 28 September before the fight was postponed after Haye suffered a cut in training. See also:Jumah set for return at light-heavyweightJumah set for British pro 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
Click here if you are having trouble viewing this gallery on a mobile device.Willie McCovey, the Giants first baseman who terrorized pitchers with his majestic home runs and charmed fans with his easy grace, died Wednesday. He was 80.One of the most beloved Giants of all-time, McCovey slugged 521 home runs over the course of a career that spanned four decades. He will be best remembered as Willie Mays tag-team partner in San Francisco’s formidable lineups of the 1960s.While Mays brought the …
More than 40 miles (70 kilometers) of dikes are in danger of overflowing in an eastern Chinese province where floods have caused $1.2 billion in losses, authorities said on Monday as the country neared a critical point in battling seasonal rains.Heavy rains pounded Zhejiang province over the weekend and the level of a river that passes through Lanxi city has risen sharply, said Zhao Fayuan, deputy director of the provincial flood control headquarters.The level of Lanjiang river has now hit 110 feet (34 meters), the highest since 1966, the headquarters said.Several sections of the dikes in Lanxi city are barely holding, Zhao said. More than 20,000 people could be affected if the dikes are breached, he was quoted as saying by Xinhua News Agency.The province’s flood control headquarters advised Lanxi officials to evacuate all residents near the dikes that are at risk of overflowing, and to repair them immediately.Recent flooding has destroyed 600,000 acres (241,600 hectares) of farmland and caused 1,846 companies to stop production in Zhejiang, incurring 7.69 billion yuan ($1.19 billion) in direct economic losses, the province’s flood control agency said on Monday. Of these, 3.4 billion yuan were agricultural losses. Coastal Zhejiang is one of China’s richest provinces and its economy grew 11.8 percent in 2010.Flooding in eastern and southern China has triggered landslides, cut off power and telecommunications and left more than 180 people dead or missing. Another five people were killed on Sunday and one remains missing after surging floodwaters swept them away in their southwest villages, Xinhua reported on Monday.China’s minister for water resources said on Sunday that the country was entering a crucial period for flood control as severe floods triggered by heavy rains threaten southern areas.advertisementIt is likely that more frequent and more intense downpours will continue, Chen Lei told a meeting in Beijing to discuss flood-control measures, Xinhua reported.He urged local authorities to improve weather forecasting and ensure dikes, reservoirs and dams are safe. China’s national weather agency said Monday that torrential rains will continue in southern and eastern areas for the next three days.However, while the deadly flooding continues, a persistent drought is still plaguing five provinces in the middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River. It has left 630,000 people without safe drinking water and affected 11.9 million acres (4.8 million hectares) of farmland, Chen said.- With AP inputsFor more news on India, click here.For more news on Business, click here.For more news on Movies, click here.For more news on Sports, click here.
With bowling coach Heath Streak’s contract about to end, the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) is looking for a suitable replacement for the former Zimbabwean fast bowler.BCB Cricket Operations Committee Chairman Akram Khan said on Monday the board was targeting Sri Lanka’s Champaka Ramanayake, Chaminda Vaas, Pakistan’s Aaqib Javed and India’s Venkatesh Prasad as Streak’s replacement.Streak has reportedly applied for a coaching post at India’s National Cricket Academy and its chief Niranjan Shah was very keen to get his services.’WANTED STREAK TO STAY’ The BCB is taking measures in case Streak opts to leave.”We always want a settled unit for our coaching staff, so we actually wanted Streak to stay. But if he wants to leave, we will not try to hold him back,” Akram said.”The outcome of forcing someone to stay is never good. Rather we will try to bring someone even better.””For now, our list of choices includes Champaka, Aaqib, Vaas, Prasad and 2-3 others. We believe bringing any one of them will be great. But we have not sent out any proposal as Streak is yet to officially tell us anything. We will make a move according to the situation,” he added.RAMANAYAKE TOP CHOICE According to reports, Ramanayake is BCB’s top choice. The former Sri Lanka pacer was the Bangladesh bowling coach for a two-year tenure from March 2008.He is considered the best bowling mentor for the team. But the board decided against keeping him after he had asked for a raise at the end of his two-year term.advertisementThe BCB had faced harsh criticism for letting him go.Sri Lanka then employed the 51-year-old coach in several spells, with the latest being last year.The Sri Lankan board wanted Ramanayake as a long-term bowling coach but he was unwilling to go abroad with the team due to family issues.Former Pakistan fast bowler Javed ended a successful term at the United Arab Emirates in April. He may take up the post of director of cricket at Lahore Qalandars but it is yet to be confirmed.Vaas, on the other hand, has no permanent employment since his short tenure as Sri Lanka’s bowling coach while former Indian pacer Prasad, too, is popular for his exploits as bowling coach.Streak was appointed as Bangladesh’s bowling coach in May 2014 on a two-year contract but the agreement was a bit unusual.The contract stated he would have to work 450 days in these two years and additional payment would be necessary for extra working days.
news Topics Huddersfield Town have identified Borussia Dortmund’s second team manager, Jan Siewert, as their preferred choice to replace David Wagner. Talks have taken place between the clubs with Dortmund looking for a €300,000 compensation package before releasing the 36-year-old. Borussia Dortmund Share via Email Dortmund’s sporting director, Michael Zorc, confirmed talks had been held but added “nothing is decided yet”.Siewert has managed Rot-Weiss Essen, who play in the fourth tier in Germany, and been assistant manager at Bochum, who are in the second tier. He has also worked with the Germany under-17 and under-18 teams.Wagner left Huddersfield this week, with Hoyle saying he needed time away from the “rigours of football management”. The Fiver: sign up and get our daily football email. Share on WhatsApp Read more Huddersfield Share on Pinterest Siewert has coached the under-23s since July 2017 after succeeding the Norwich-bound Daniel Farke. Huddersfield’s chairman, Dean Hoyle, believes the relatively unknown coach has the potential to replicate the impact Wagner had after making the same move in 2015. Wagner, who led Huddersfield into the Premier League in 2017, also arrived at the club having worked as Dortmund’s under-23 manager.It is understood Huddersfield are not looking for a firefighter despite their ominous position in the table. They are bottom, having won only two matches this season, and welcome the champions Manchester City to the John Smith’s Stadium on Sunday. The club believe the new man should be given time to implement his plans, even if they are faced with relegation to the Championship. Share on Twitter Share on Facebook European club football Share on LinkedIn Share on Messenger Huddersfield’s sporting director follows David Wagner out of club Reuse this content