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Beesley returns to take care of some unfinished business with the Leafs

first_img “Beasser” names James Morrison, goalie coach for his Midget team, as the most important person in his hockey development.His parents have been his most influential mentors in his general development. Taking the BC U17 Cup was his best experience in hockey. He doesn’t consider any situation to be his worst hockey experience. Marcus likes to hang out with friends, and play NHL13 on X-Box, and spending time with his family when he can. His favourite food is raspberries,  his choice for TV watching is Family Guy, and Anchor Man is his favourite movie. Emma Watson is his choice among actors. Metal and Slipknot are his music choices. The Pittsburg Penguins are his favourite NHL team, but goalie Arturs Irbe is his player choice. Leaf program writer George Millar has been treating KIJHL fans with an inside look of players on the Green and White for years.Now Millar has graciously accepted an offer to give that same insight to readers of The Nelson Daily.Today Millar profiles Leaf new goalie Marcus Beesley.Marcus Beasley recently rejoined the Leafs, after playing for the Kamloops Storm. He left the Leafs last year to join his hometown Prince George Junior A Spruce Kings of the BCHL. He finished the season with the Storm but is glad to be back with the Leafs because the team is a contender. Beasley’s goal for this year is to help the Leafs take the Western Canada Junior B Championship’s Keystone Cup.Five years from now, he expects to be a university student. In ten years he hopes to be established as a goalie coach. The Beasley pre-game routine includes stick-handling and other stick tricks, and time spent in visualization of game situations.This articulate young man wants you to know that he will do anything to make the team successful, and that he appreciates the support of Leaf fans.Beesley gets the opportunity to help the Green and White when the club hosts a three-game KIJHL weekend beginning Friday against Spokane Braves.Saturday Grand Forks Border Bruins visits the NDCC Arena before the weekend concludes with a 2:30 p.m. home date Sunday against Revelstoke Grizzlies.Nelson enters the weekend tied with Castlegar Rebels for top spot in the Murdoch Division.Both teams have played 43 games while Castlegar currently riding a seven-game winning streak.last_img read more

Farewell act

first_imgArarao, Tiu brace for showdown View comments Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina MOST READ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Steadily climbing to the top, the Hotshots (2-1) defeated the GlobalPort Batang Pier in an out-of-town sortie and wrecked the Columbian Dyip by 25 points on Wednesday night.When the Hotshots erected a safe 30-point bulge against Columbian, Victolero began pulling out Macklin and his starters with still a full quarter to go, the beginning of his preparations for the Bolts.They have to come up with their best form yet against a Meralco (3-1) side that already owns a victory against rock-solid defending champion San Miguel Beer.In his final game with the Hotshots, the China-bound Macklin also faces the huge challenge of trying to limit the hulking Onuaku in the paint.Onuaku, the Best Import in the 2016 edition, flexed his might inside by providing the intangibles that weathered the trio of San Miguel bigmen June Mar Fajardo, import Troy Gillenwater and rookie Christian Standhardinger.ADVERTISEMENT China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate fallscenter_img Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations PBA IMAGESMagnolia prepared for this game as early as Wednesday night.And after playing sparingly in a lopsided win the last time out, Vernon Macklin has the legs in his swan song with the Hotshots when they clash with formidable Meralco on Friday night in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup eliminations at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Playing their third game in less than a week, the Hotshots aren’t up for a breather in their 7 p.m. clash with the Bolts and Arinze Onuaku as they shoot to come out of a hectic schedule unscathed.Set to part ways with import Jeremy Tyler, TNT KaTropaFEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown(3-1), meanwhile, will try to regroup against skidding Blackwater Elite (0-5) at 4:30 p.m., looking to bounce back from its first loss of the conference.“We won back-to-back games and we will face an elite team next,” said Magnolia coach Chito Victolero. “That’s why I rested (my starters) early (against Columbian).” Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding “You can see the difference of having a center like Arinze on our team because he helps us control the middle,” said Meralco coach Norman Black. “He fills a big need for us.” LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Making a substantive difference at the LGE 2018

first_imgDear Editor,We recently had an experience with our Neighborhood Democratic Council – Better Hope, East Coast Demerara, as it relates to garbage collection. On Tuesday, October 9, 2018, we contacted our NDC for their scheduled disposal days and was elated when we were informed that Wednesday is the weekly scheduled pickup day for our community. We were advised that since pickups are not timed, it would be best to leave the secured garbage bags on the parapet for removal. On Wednesday, no garbage was picked up. After numerous calls and a visit, the garbage was finally collected on Friday, October 12, 2018.Sadly, and in most communities, it is a norm that if the scheduled garbage disposal day passes, it is expected for residents to wait for the next scheduled pick up day the following week. This is unacceptable. This is a regular garbage disposal issue with many NDCs. Too often, the excuses are not practical.With Local Government Elections (LGE) scheduled for November 12, 2018, I plead with our local representatives to address this issue as it is one of many critical subjects and the only acceptable solution lies in electing policymakers who are responsible and share the view of serving and protecting the public’s interest. Further, making tough public policy decisions and holding the Council responsible for their mandate.This poses a serious health concern and it affects all of us. Let’s all act affirmatively and make the necessary choices that will lead to a timely resolution of this problem.Yours sincerely,D Jodhanlast_img read more

16-year-old confesses to La Grange murder

first_imgA 16-year-old allegedly confessed on Sunday to the murder of James Stuart, whose body was discovered along the road near his Lot 101 Unity Street, La Grange, West Bank Demerara (WBD) home.A reliable source told Guyana Times on Sunday that the teenager, who also resided in the community, confessed to crime.This publication was unable to ascertain the motive behind the killing. The teenager will be appearing at the Vreed-en-Hoop Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday.Stuart, also known as “Goobie”, was reportedly drinking at “Ann Jones’ shop” on Saturday night and vanished just after midnight.Brother of the deceased, Lloyd Richards, related that he was surprised by his friends, when on his way to the market, he was asked if he had seen Stuart.The man’s body was later found after sunrise. Reports indicated that robbery might have been the motive behind the murder. Relatives had also observed that Stuart was beaten severely, which was confirmed by an autopsy.The autopsy revealed that the man died from haemorrhaging and injuries to the head. Reports also indicated that his eye was reportedly protruding from his head.last_img read more

“Project 100” kicks off in Rio

first_imgThe Guyana Football Federation (GFF) this year made a promise to all Guyanese that come 2026 they would be able to cheer for their home team at the FIFA World Cup.The Golden Jaguars go through their first warm-up sessionAs such, the Federation is currently putting plans into place which would allow for that dream to become a reality, beginning with qualifying for the CONCACAF Gold Cup for which the Caribbean Nations League is the gateway. The first of those plans is “Project 100”, which began on Monday in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.Project 100 – according to newly-appointed Head Coach Michael Johnson, who is leading the biggest technical staff ever put together in the history of the GFF – aims to break into the FIFA top 100 rankings.The core of the player pool is Guyana-based and mostly Under-23 players, as the focus of this new project is to give the young players an opportunity to show that they have what it takes to be a part of this programme, Johnson stated.Some technical work being done prior to session two“This Project 100 is pretty simple: while we are here, we have a lot of young players who are given an opportunity to try and be involved in the qualification campaign for the CONCACAF Gold Cup starting in September. So, this is a great chance for them to showcase themselves and to show that they really mean business.”The former Jamaican national player noted that this is not just a camp to improve players. “It’s a camp that we’re saying to them, ‘go and make yourself visible, make yourself known to the staff that you are capable of meeting the demands necessary to go and play or be part of this squad, come September.”Johnson reiterated that it’s an opportunity for the U-23s. “Let’s have a look at them, let’s see which ones are capable of stepping up, not just on the field, also off it.”The programme here in Rio at the Estadio Municipal Jose Maria De Brito Barros would be intense, Johnson posited, referring to the fact that Monday saw the players being involved in three sessions, two on the field (morning and afternoon) and one classroom session Monday evening at the team hotel.“There’ll be down time, of course, we can’t go at this pace all the time, but what we wanted to showcase from the very first stage is that we are here to work; yes we want to have fun at the same time, but we want to be doing things the right and proper way. That means we want to take them out of their comfort zone, we want to make them uncomfortable and see how they handle the training. We’ve also got some interesting runs for them just to see the character of them without the ball. So this camp is really about challenging them physically, mentally, tactically, and technically,” he noted.The first day’s session was summed up by Johnson: “I think it was really good for us to get an insight into some of the players, the staff as well, the intensity and what they want to play at; they’re a good group. What we’ve seen today is that they’re an honest group: they gave you everything; technically they are ok and also physically, you know the players can move. I think where we really need to work is tactically and that’s why we did a session this afternoon based upon where should you be when somebody’s got the ball, what’s your movements off the ball, how do you receive it.”The Head Coach believes that if significant gains were made without the players having the ball; composure; technical ability and physicality, which some of the players already have, Guyana can be in an interesting place in the next few years.The sessions continued on Tuesday with a game between the players as they prepared themselves for the first of several matches in Rio de Janeiro.last_img read more

Messi hat-trick seals Barca’s 25th title

first_img“When you chase it for so long you say ‘finally’,” he told Spanish television.“I feel very happy because in the end the league is very long, it starts in August… and when spring arrives everything is decided, we have passed everything.“We’ve been pursuing it since the beginning, we have been in the lead, we’ve finished well, with a big margin… It’s the first La Liga that I’ve won.”The only blip on the Catalans’ season was the stunning Champions League quarter-final loss at Roma when they blew a 4-1 first-leg lead.“The elimination (by Roma) marked us a little bit because it was unexpected, but out trajectory has been extraordinary,” added Valverde.“There is always a small ‘but’, but we’ll try again next year.”Barca knew they just had to extend their record unbeaten streak to 41 La Liga matches to seal a seventh title in 10 seasons, and Philippe Coutinho fired them into an early lead.Messi’s 38th-minute volley made it two, but Lucas Perez pulled one back for Deportivo before half-time and Turkish winger Emre Colak stunned Barca with an equaliser midway through the second period.Barca finally saw off their stubborn hosts, though, as Messi pounced after a brilliant one-two with Luis Suarez before slotting in to complete his 30th La Liga treble.The Catalan giants now hold an unassailable 11-point lead over second-placed Atletico Madrid, who have just three games to play, and are closing in on becoming the first Spanish side to go through a top-flight season without tasting defeat.“We have managed an almost perfect league campaign, without losing so far. I hope we can continue,” midfielder Sergio Busquets said.Andres Iniesta was surprisingly left on the bench after the midfield great announced earlier this week that he will leave the club at the end of the season.But it was his expected long-term successor Coutinho who broke the deadlock in the seventh minute, bending an exquisite finish into the top corner for his third La Liga goal for the club since signing from Liverpool in January.Deportivo had to win to stave off relegation for another week, but Clarence Seedorf’s men were denied an equaliser when Perez was flagged offside after tapping in from close range.Messi went close to doubling the advantage just before the half-hour mark, only for home goalkeeper Ruben to pull off an excellent one-handed save to turn his free-kick around the post.– Deportivo cause problems –Lionel Messi scored two late goals to end Deportivo’s resistance and wrap up the La Liga title © AFP / MIGUEL RIOPADeportivo were causing Barca plenty of problems at the back, though, and centre-back Fabian Schaer should have levelled as he headed over when unmarked inside the six-yard box.But Messi drilled a curling Suarez cross past Ruben at the keeper’s near post to score his 30th league goal of the campaign, before on-loan Arsenal striker Perez swept home to halve the deficit just two minutes later.Despite the close scoreline, Barca were playing as if the second half was a pure title party, with centre-back Gerard Pique even performing a few ‘keepie uppies’ on the left wing.Their complacency cost them in the 64th minute, as Celso Borges unselfishly squared for Colak to score.Suddenly the champions-elect were desperately trying to hang onto their unbeaten record, as goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen made a smart stop from another Schaer header.But Barcelona showed their class as Suarez and Messi combined to terrific effect with eight minutes to play — the latter clipping the ball in off the post.Suarez again sent the Argentinian racing clear three minutes later, and the 30-year-old made no mistake to complete a hat-trick.The 33-year-old Iniesta came on to a standing ovation in the 87th minute as Barca closed out a successful title-winning campaign in style.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Barcelona won their 25th league title and seventh in 10 seasons © AFP / MIGUEL RIOPAMADRID, Spain, Apr 30 – Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde was delighted that his side “finally” wrapped up a 25th La Liga title with four matches to spare, after a Lionel Messi hat-trick secured a thrilling 4-2 victory at Deportivo La Coruna on Sunday.Valverde’s men completed a league and cup double after thrashing Sevilla 5-0 in last week’s Copa del Rey final, regaining the Spanish crown from Real Madrid and relegating Deportivo in the process.last_img read more

Liverpool target reveals contract talks are on hold

first_imgLiverpool target Javier Pastore has revealed that talks about a new Paris Saint-Germain contract are on hold until the summer – and says his agent has received many offers regarding his future.The Argentinian has been one of PSG’s star performers this season and discussions about a new deal in Paris have been ongoing.Pastore’s current contract runs out in June 2016, when he would be able to walk away as a free agent, and reports have suggested that Liverpool and Real Madrid are both set to test their resolve to keep him this summer.The midfielder insists he will honour his contract but PSG may be forced to sell to ensure they do not lose him for nothing next year.And now the 25-year-old has revealed that talks have hit a snag and he does not expect them to resume until the end of the season.He said: “Talks have stopped. We do not talk more about an extension but I remain calm. I gave my word, I said that I will do my 5 years contract, I will do this year.“This is a negotiation between the club and my agent. I just want to think about the important matches happen.“After the championship, we will speak again of an extension. The desire to stay is there, of course. Everything was ready to extend. But these are things that happen. I have to think about the important matches happen.“No club has spoken with me. My agent has received many proposals. I am calm.” 1 Javier Pastore in action for PSG last_img read more

Andy Goldstein Sports Bar daily podcast – Monday, June 26

first_imgJoin Andy Goldstein and Jason Cundy and friends for the best bits of Monday’s Sports Bar show.Highlights include a studio appearance from former Burnley and QPR defender and ex-chairman of the PFA, Clarke Carlisle, and much more!Listen above or click here to subscribe and download from iTunes.last_img

GAA NEWS: ADAM NEELY IN SUPERB FORM AS DUNGLOE EARN CRUCIAL WIN OVER ARDARA

first_imgDungloe GAA News:B’ iad 4, 5, 22 agus 24 a huimhireacha lotto a tarraingíodh ag deireadh na seachtaine agus níor baineadh póta óir an lotto. Beidh €2,800 sa phóta óir don seachtain seo.Bhain na daoine seo leanas €20 an ceann, Kate Schull, Cnocnagerragh, Liz Gallagher, Tully, Ann Maire Shovlin, Cronashallog, Claire O Donnell, Carnmore Road agus Rose Doherty, Quay Road. Bhain Siobhan Tracey €150 agus bhain Dim Melly, Leitir,  Rosaleen Melly, Leitir, Johnie Mc Gee, Gweedore, Sheila Sweeney, Kincasslagh agus John Boyle, Thatch, Burtonport, €100 ag an bingo.Congratulations to the following who won on the Club 200 draw. €1000, Phyllis Neely, Crickamore, €500, Harry Bradley, Cloughglass, €300, Brendan Boyle, Carnmore Road, €100, Nancy Gill, Glenties agus €100, Fred Sweeney, St. Peter Terrace.In the Division One League Match between Dungloe and Ardara played in Ardara at the weekend, Dungloe came out on top in both the Senior and Reserve games. In the Senior match, A Conor Greene penalty on the stroke of half time meant Dungloe entered at the break 1-6 to 2 points up. Some excellent defending in the first half saw Ardara just score 2 points in the opening period. A strong opening in the second half saw Dungloe hit the bar and score a point from a missed penalty. Dungloe added another 4 points in the second half for a deserved victory 1-10 to 0-8. Dungloe now lie in 8th place on 6 points ahead of Ardara and Malin.The reserves continued their fine start to the season with a narrow victory over Ardara on a score line of Dungloe 1-12 Ardara 1-11. A Ryan Connors goal proved crucial in the end. Dungloe are top of the Reserve league on 14 points, 2 points ahead of St. Michael’s, who have a game in hand. The Dungloe G.A.A Cul Camp will take place in the G.A.A pitch from Monday the 29th of June until Friday the 3rd of July. The camp is for boys aged 6 to 13 years of age and will entail coaching and matches in both football and hurling each day. The fee for the camp is €55 per child (family rates available) which includes camp gear. For bookings and further information contact John Ward on 086 6036406.Cork Hurling Stars Alan Cadogan and Conor Lehane, two current Cork county senior hurling players, will do a coaching session with Dungloe hurlers for all age group on Friday the 12th of June in the field at 4pm.Congratulations to the Under 14 hurlers and management team who defeated Four Masters in the county semi-final on a score of Dungloe 4-8 Four Masters 8 points. Dungloe/Gweedore will now play in the County Final on Thursday the 11th at 6.30 pm. Good luck to all those involved.The All Ireland Feile in the Under 14 hurling starts on Friday the 19th of June, check out the club Facebook for a fixture list of matches.Well done to Scoil Chroine on winning the Cumann na mBunscoil final against Aodh Ruadh. GAA NEWS: ADAM NEELY IN SUPERB FORM AS DUNGLOE EARN CRUCIAL WIN OVER ARDARA was last modified: June 9th, 2015 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:dungloeGAANoticesSportlast_img read more

Man City star ruled out of World Cup’s remaining matches with ankle injury

first_img Danilo will continue to be replaced by Fagner at right-back Brazil defender Danilo has been ruled out of the rest of the 2018 World Cup due to an ankle injury.The Manchester City right-back, who played in his side’s opening game against Switzerland, sprained ligaments in his left ankle in training on Thursday. 1center_img Danilo will not recover in time to feature for Brazil, who face Belgium in Friday’s quarter-final, again in Russia, but he will remain with the squad as they aim to secure a sixth World Cup.A statement published on Brazil’s official website read: “Right-back Danilo suffered a ligament injury in his left ankle after sprains in training this Thursday in Kazan.“Accompanied by the doctor of the Brazilian national team, Rodrigo Lasmar, the player performed image tests that confirmed the injury and he does not have sufficient time of recovery in the period of dispute of the World Cup.“In conversation with the technical committee, Danilo requested and will remain with the cast, having begun treatment with the medical department of the national team.”talkSPORT will have live coverage of the 2018 FIFA World Cup quarter-final between Brazil and Belgium on Friday, July 6 at 7pm.last_img read more