BVA Inter-School finale set for Monday

first_imgBy Colin Bynoe JrTHE Berbice Volleyball Association’s quest to identify new talents in the sport will intensify when the grand finale of its Inter-Secondary School tournament takes place on Monday.The day’s exciting match-ups will be played at the Port Mourant Training Centre with action starting at 09:30hrs.The tournament comprised four zones namely New Amsterdam/Canje, Lower Corentyne, Central Corentyne, and Upper Corentyne.The two top teams from each zones qualified for the grand finals.The schools who qualified in the male category are Skeldon High, Tagore Memorial, Central Corentyne Secondary, Black Bush Secondary, Corentyne Comprehensive High, Port Mourant Secondary, Berbice High School and New Amsterdam Secondary.The teams who qualified in the female category are: Line Path Secondary, Skeldon High, Central Corentyne Secondary, Manchester Secondary, Corentyne Comprehensive, Berbice High School and New Ansterdam Secondary.Trophies were sponsored by the National Sports Commission (NSC) and the BVA.last_img read more

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LVR hoopsters ready for takeoff at Bomber Classic

first_imgBy The Nelson Daily SportsL.V. Rogers varsity basketball teams take to the Hangar Friday to host the Bomber Classic High School Girl’s and Boy’s Basketball tournament.The annual tourney opens Friday at 2 p.m. in front of the student body as the LVR Bombers play host to the Selkirk Storm of Kimberley.The Bombers have owned the Storm this season, winning both meetings between the two clubs.
The LVR varsity girls follow the tip off match at 3:45 p.m. against Prince Charles Comets of Creston.The girls play Fernie Falcons at 7:15 p.m. following a boy’s game between Mount Sentinel Wildcats and Vernon’s Kalamalka Lakers.The Bomber boys play at 12:15 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. against Kal and Mount Sentinel, respectively, in the four-team round robin draw.The top two teams of the three-tam girl’s draw meet at 2 p.m. in the tourney final.All action is set for the LVR [email protected]last_img read more

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Nelson Toyota, Empire Coffee advance to WKMBL Semi Finals

first_imgEmpire, winners of the North Division with an 8-1 record, took the play to Selkirk from the opening tip.Kalesnikoff led all scorers with 21 points while Rickaby added 20. Joel DeVito added 15 and Ryan Moore 12 while Florian Joseph had 10. Nelson Toyota and Empire Coffee booked tickets to the semi final round after posting wins on opening night of playoff action in the West Kootenay Men’s Basketball League Monday at the L.V. Rogers Hangar.Chris Kalesnikoff and Clay Rickaby combined for 41 points to lead Empire Coffee to a 100-42 victory Selkirk College.last_img

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Dalit man beaten to death for ‘stealing water pump’ in Rajasthan’s Jhalawar

first_imgA 40-year-old Dalit man was beaten to death for allegedly stealing a water pump in Rajasthan’s Jhalawar district, police said on Sunday.The incident took place in Ghatoli area on Saturday morning, when a 60-year-old man, his two sons, and some other unidentified persons thrashed Dhulichand Meena of Mewakheda village, alleging that he stole a water pump from their fields, Station House Officer (SHO) Nainuram Meena said. When Dhulichand was on his way to a nearby village, Purilal Tanwar, his sons, Devi Singh, 23, and Mohan, 20, and the other men confronted him, the SHO said. He said a heated exchange between Dhulichand and the group of men over the stolen hand pump soon turned violent and he was beaten up. Dhulichand’s father reached the spot and took his injured son home. Later, Dhulichand’s condition deteriorated and he was rushed to a hospital, where doctors declared him brought dead, the SHO said.A preliminary investigation revealed that Tanwar and his sons had on Friday complained about the theft to Dhulichand’s father, who reprimanded his son and asked Tanwar to lodge a police complaint against him, the officer added. A case under Section 302 (murder) of the Indian Penal Code and the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act has been registered against Tanwar, his sons and seven unidentified men, the SHO said. Dhulichand’s body was handed over to his family on Saturday after a post-mortem, he added.last_img read more

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Foton downs Iriga, extends win run to 4

first_imgBrace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa LATEST STORIES Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Reigning champion Foton expectedly trounced Iriga City, 25-10, 25-23, 25-19, Tuesday in the Chooks to-Go-Philippine Superliga (PSL) Grand Prix at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan City.ADVERTISEMENT CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd PLAY LIST 02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd00:50Trending Articles01:42Cops track down 4 persons of interest in ambush of DOLE employee01:37Protesters 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 Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillioncenter_img PSL says Soltones fine sticks; PVL calls decision ‘absurd’ MOST READ QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Sara Klisura of Serbia and skipper Jaja Santiago powered Foton to its fourth straight win in as many outings as Iriga solely missed the services of star player Gretchel Soltones, who was slapped a one-year ban by the league.Klisura paced the assault with 10 kills, a block and an ace for a total of 12 points while Santiago contributed 11 points.“The league and the team owners do not want this to happen to Soltones, but we have to honor and follow league rules,” PSLPresident Ramon ’Tats’ Suzara said. “All the PSL players are under contract with their respective squads and they follow our rules. No player is exempt from them.”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 shutoutFoton head coach Moro Branislav admitted that the Tornadoes relaxed a bit in the second set before they went for the kill in the deciding set.“We were a little easy in the second set. We relaxed which is very difficult. It was good thing the local and foreign players jelled in the deciding set to win the match,” Branislav said. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Branislav added he was impressed with the performance of local players Maika Ortiz and Ivy Perez, who delivered down the stretch.Serbian import Tamara Kmezic fired 17 points off 15 kills and a pair of service aces while Japanese Saam Miyagawa had 11 points for the Lady Oragons, who fell to 1-1. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding View commentslast_img read more

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2015 NSW State Cup results

first_imgCongratulations to all of the winners from the 2015 New South Wales State Cup in Port Macquarie. Men’s Open AChampionship � Parramatta Eels 4 defeated Murwillumbah Mavericks 3Women�s Open AChampionship � Manly Warringah Sea Eagles 5 defeated Wests Magpies 2Mixed OpenChampionship � Eastern Suburbs Roosters 7 defeated Murwillumbah Mavericks 5Bowl � Mudgee Mudcrabs 7 defeated Wallsend Wolves 3Plate � Wagga Wagga Vipers 7 defeated Yamba Ospreys 5Shield � Narrabri Knights 6 defeated Macksville Falcons 5 Men�s Open B Championship � Central Coast Dolphins 4 defeated Wests Magpies 1Bowl � Wests Magpies (3) 5 defeated Appin Warriors 4Plate � Taree Flames 6 defeated Penrith Panthers (2) 5Shield � Cronulla Sharks 6 defeated Doyalson Dragons (3) 5Women�s Open BChampionship � Easts Roosters 6 defeated Wallsend Wolves 3Bowl � Murwillumbah Mavericks 3 defeated Norths UTS Bears (2) 2Plate � Taree Flames 2 (2) defeated Peninsula Piranhas 0 Men�s 20�sChampionship � Murwillumbah Mavericks 9 defeated Penrith Panthers 2 Bowl � Taree Flames 7 defeated Yass Flames 5Women�s 20�sChampionship � Murwillumbah Mavericks 6 defeated Manly Sea Eagles 5Bowl � Beresfield Bandits 5 defeated Hills Hornets 2 Men�s 30�sChampionship � Murwillumbah Mavericks 9 defeated Manly Sea Eagles 5 Bowl � Newcastle City Knights 7 defeated Port Macquarie 5Senior MixedWollongong Devils 9 defeated Balmain Tigers 2Women�s 30�s Eastern Suburbs Roosters 5 defeated Maitland Redbacks 2Men�s 40�s Championship � Wallsend Wolves 7 defeated Murwillumbah Mavericks 5Bowl � Lismore Lizards 4 defeated Manly Sea Eagles (2) 3 Women�s 40�sChampionship � Manly Sea Eagles 3 defeated Central Coast Dolphins 2Bowl � Manly Sea Eagles (3) 1 defeated Forster Tuncurry Men�s 50�sManly Sea Eagles 6 defeated Murwillumbah Mavericks 2Men�s 55�s Manly Sea Eagles 3 defeated Penrith Panthers 1Related LinksState Cup Resultslast_img read more

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Trading in MEG mixed after it rejects Husky Energys hostile takeover bid

first_imgCALGARY – MEG Energy Corp. shares rose and fell in choppy trading Thursday after it formally rejected a $3.3-billion hostile takeover offer from oilsands rival Husky Energy Inc.The target company said after markets closed Wednesday that the Husky offer is opportunistic and undervalues its assets and prospects, adding it intends to conduct a formal process that could identify a white knight to make a better offer.MEG’s shares rose by as much as 21 cents to $11 in morning trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange before falling back to hover near Wednesday’s close of $10.79.Husky CEO Rob Peabody refuted MEG’s position in a news release Thursday.“Nothing in the MEG circular changes the clear and compelling value our offer delivers to MEG shareholders,” he said. “Existing and ongoing market challenges … underscore the benefits of a Husky-MEG combination.”Husky is offering a combination of cash or shares worth $11 for each MEG share. The maximum cash available under the deal is capped at $1 billion and the maximum number of shares is limited to 107 million.Husky values the transaction at $6.4 billion, including the assumption of $3.1 billion in debt.Analysts continued to speculate in overnight reports that Husky will have to raise its bid to win over MEG’s management.They also found it doubtful that an alternate bidder will emerge for MEG given that its only product, oilsands bitumen, is facing severely discounted prices as new oilsands production from northern Alberta makes worse an export pipeline bottleneck.MEG’s investor presentation includes a description of its plan to achieve the regulator-approved 210,000-barrels-per-day capacity production from its Christina Lake steam-driven oilsands wells by 2028.The cost of the growth, specified for the first time, works out to be about $2.3 billion, pointed out AltaCorp Capital analyst Nick Lupick in a report.MEG says it is currently producing 100,000 barrels per day of bitumen and has spent substantially all the capital required to increase production to 113,000 bpd by 2020.Follow @HealingSlowly on Twitter.Companies in this story: (TSX:MEG, TSX:HSE)last_img read more

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CEOS for Royal Bank Enbridge call for better balance in energy policies

first_imgTORONTO, ONT – The CEOs of Canada’s largest bank and its largest pipeline company say the country needs an energy strategy that will better balance environmental and Indigenous goals with the need to develop its abundant oil and gas resources.But Royal Bank CEO Dave McKay and Al Monaco, CEO of Calgary-based Enbridge Inc., had little in the way of specific advice for government during a Canadian Club event in Toronto.Over a 45-minute discussion, the two agreed the world has a growing thirst for Canada’s energy production and the sector contributes mightily to the country’s gross domestic product. But they also noted it’s suffering from what they say is an undeserved negative environmental image and that international investors have lost interest in funding Canadian projects.Monaco says Canada has among the best resources, capital markets, regulatory systems and technologies in the world but it needs an energy strategy to “put the pieces together.”He says the government shouldn’t mix social policy issues with its project regulatory reviews, a point made by critics of Ottawa’s proposed Bill C-69 to replace the National Energy Board, although he didn’t mention the bill specifically.“We need to a have a strong energy policy in this country. We need to have a strong climate policy and we need to have Indigenous reconciliation. Those need to be at the policy or umbrella level,” Monaco said.“Once those are set and we know the rules as investors, then we can say, ‘All right, I got the game plan, now here’s how I can build a project within that context.”’last_img read more

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NPCL officials booked for transformer explosion tragedy

first_imgGreater Noida: Following the tragic death of three children who were charred to death in an electricity transformer explosion incident in sector Phi-III of Greater Noida on Wednesday afternoon, Gautam Buddh Nagar police have booked officials of Noida Power Company Limited (NPCL) who were responsible for upkeep of the cables at the transformer and the maintenance of sub-station. They have been charged for causing death due to negligence and under relevant Sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderThe deceased identified as Rinku (13), Golu (8) and Sagar (8), all natives of sector phi-III in Greater Noida were playing at the road situated near the electricity substation. All the three children were trapped with the live wires of transformer and were charred in the fire triggered by transformer blast around 3:00 pm on Wednesday. The family members of the deceased alleged laxity from electricity department as they made several complaints regarding malfunctioning of the transformer but no one responded. They also complained that no attendant was ever appointed in the transformer room while the gates of the plot and shutter of room, where transformer was placed, remained open always. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsCops have sent samples from the site to the forensic science laboratory and after getting the expert’s opinion, police came to the conclusion that the LT cable on the transformer premises was not kept in good condition and the concerned NPCL officials did not take precautionary measures, even though there was history of complaints made by residents. “Based on the complaint received, an FIR under Sections 304A (causing death due to negligence), and 34 (common intention) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) has been registered against eight officials of NPCL including the CEO of board at Kasna police station of Greater Noida. The investigating officer is carrying out fair investigations into the case while actions will be taken against those responsible for the fatal incident,” said Shwetabh Pandey, Circle Officer-I, Greater Noida.last_img read more

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