Snowshoer returning home with two new medals

first_imgJakubowski’s bronze medal finish came today in the 1600 metre singles race, with a time of 12 minutes and 14.70 seconds. She also finished fifth in the 800 metre singles race, completing the course with a time of 5 minutes, 31.51 seconds.First place in the 1600 metre race went to fellow Team Canada member Adam Wakeman, who finished first at 10 minutes and 31.60 seconds.The Energetic City’s snowshoe racer, along with three fellow teammates also earned the highest honour in the group 4X400 snowshoe race yesterday, finishing first with a time of 8 minutes and 59.06 seconds.- Advertisement -Jakubowski earned the first place finish with fellow Team Canada racers Jessica Larivee, Ashlee McLeod and Regan Millsap.Before leaving, Jakubowski said it would be a dream to bring home any medal from the competition.last_img read more

Brad Stewart ready to put his best punch forward in Ultimate Fighter audition

first_imgStewart says that the show’s format for the season would give him a chance to represent the country, and was intrigued by the opportunity.“We just heard about it and thought it was a good opportunity because it was Team Canada versus Australia. [It would] be cool to represent Canada and go down there and meet all the requirements,” he says. “I had to fill out an application, then they call you and approve you, they probably look into your record.”The chance to see how he stacks up with other fighters from the country, while also getting reacquainted with fighters he’s battled in the past are among the things Stewart is looking forward to.- Advertisement -“I get to see the other guys around Canada, because I’ve fought some of the guys that are going, and were supposed to fight some of them, so it will be interesting to see where everyone stands, and where I stand with everybody,” he states. “[I’m] pretty excited to see who all turns out and how many people show, because from what I’ve heard, there’s going to be quite a few people showing up.” He admits that he isn’t sure exactly what to expect from the audition, except from a bit of sparring and potentially, discussions with show producers.“All I know is we’re going to go down there and hit pads, and then grapple against a bunch of the guys that are trying out,” he explains. “From there, they pick the guys that they like, and then they’ll do an on camera interview. If you pass that, then you stay for an extra few days. Then I think that’s where they do the drug tests and more interviews, then I’m not to sure.”Advertisement This is the first time that Stewart has taken part in the try out portion of the show. Duncan Wilson, also of Fort St. John will be at the event as well. Closer to home, Stewart will grapple with Matt Baker on November 8 in Fivestar Fight League 10.last_img read more

Two dead and three injured in Fort Nelson crash

first_img– Advertisement -By Kimberley MolinaTwo girls have died in a single vehicle crash.The crash happened on the Old Alaska Highway Wednesday night around 7:45 p.m., near Fort Nelson.The two girls, 15 and 16 years old were in a vehicle carrying 5 people.Fort Nelson RCMP say they believe drugs, alcohol, and speed all contributed to the crash.Advertisement Photo:  A 24 year-old male driver may face charges after a deadly crash Wednesday night. /RCMP Police say four of the five people in the Nissan 300ZX were ejected, while one male, who was wearing a seatbelt, only suffered minor injuries.The 24 year-old male driver, from Burnaby, was taken to Dawson Creek Hospital and another 16 year-old female passenger was taken to Prince George Regional Hospital.The driver is wanted in connection with outstanding charges on an unrelated matter in the province of Alberta and police say they expect to lay criminal charges against him in relation to last night’s crash.Police are asking anyone with information about the accident to contact the Fort Nelson detachment at 250-774-3883.Advertisementlast_img read more

Loew calls on Confed Cup winners for Germany squad

first_img0Shares0000Joachim Loew has coached Germany since 2006 © AFP / FRANCK FIFEBERLIN, Germany, Aug 25 – Germany coach Joachim Loew on Friday called up 17 members of his Confederations Cup-winning squad and only seven world champions for next week’s World Cup qualifiers.Germany face the Czech Republic in Prague on September 1 and host Norway three days later. With six wins out of six the 2014 world champions can secure their passage to Russia next year by taking three points in Prague as long as group rivals Northern Ireland fail to win both of their outings against San Marino and the Czechs.The make-up of Loew’s squad suggests he favours relying on the existing momentum built up by the Confed Cup triumph in Russia this summer rather than on experience and reputation.“For me titles won in the past don’t count, the only thing that counts is the World Cup at the end of this season,” the Germany boss said.“We want to win the title, and we will throw everything at this objective. The players know what I expect of them and they know the competition is very strong.”The seven surviving members of Loew’s 2014 World Cup-winning squad are Thomas Mueller, Mats Hummels, Mesut Ozil, Sami Khedira, Toni Kroos, and Julian Draxler and Matthias Ginter, who figured in the Confed Cup.Germany’s captain, Manuel Neuer, fractured his foot in April and is rested.Germany lead Group C on 18 points, five clear of Northern Ireland.Only the top team in each European qualifying group is guaranteed to qualify for the World Cup, with the eight best runners-up across the nine groups advancing to a play-off round.Germany squadGoalkeepers: Bernd Leno (Bayer Leverkusen), Marc-Andre ter Stegen (Barcelona/ESP), Kevin Trapp (Paris Saint-Germain/FRA)Defenders: Matthias Ginter (Borussia Moenchengladbach), Jonas Hector (Cologne), Benjamin Henrichs (Bayer Leverkusen), Mats Hummels (Bayern Munich), Joshua Kimmich (Bayern Munich), Antonio Rudiger (Chelsea/ENG), Niklas Sule (Bayern Munich)Midfielders/forwards: Julian Brandt (Bayer Leverkusen), Emre Can (Liverpool/ENG), Julian Draxler (Paris Saint-Germain/FRA), Serge Gnabry (Hoffenheim), Mario Gomez (Wolfsburg), Leon Goretzka (Schalke 04), Sami Khedira (Juventus/ITA), Toni Kroos (Real Madrid/ESP), Thomas Mueller (Bayern Munich), Mesut Ozil (Arsenal/ENG), Sebastian Rudy (Bayern Munich), Lars Stindl (Borussia Moenchengladbach), Timo Werner (RB Leipzig), Amin Younes (Ajax/NED)0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

‘There’s the Memphis we signed from PSV’ – fans pleased with £25m forward against League One side

first_img Memphis Depay replaced Juan Mata against Sheffield United 1 Man United fans were full of praise for Memphis Depay as the club squeezed past League One side Sheffield United. The Blades are four points off a play-off place in their division, but came close to forcing the Premier League giants into a replay.But Man United fans are just grateful the substitute was there to save the day, as he won the penalty Wayne Rooney converted.Here’s what a selection of them were saying after the game.last_img

Insurance rule leaves cancer patient in the lurch

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre “What this insurance carrier did was appalling,” Bates said Friday. Just before a scheduled surgery in 2004 to remove a tumor, the Gardena hairstylist said she was pulled out of the exam room and told that the procedure had been canceled because of a problem with her insurance. A representative with Health Net Inc. told her over the phone she would have to pay three months’ worth of premiums in advance to restore her policy, she said. The surgery went ahead, but she was canceled again in the midst of chemotherapy treatments, she said. She is now suing the company for $6 million. Documents made public in an arbitration hearing this week over her lawsuit gave an unprecedented look at the procedures of Health Net Inc., which saved more than $35 million in payments for medical expenses from 2000 to 2006 by canceling policies, court documents show. At Friday’s hearing, Barbara Fowler, an underwriter for the Woodland Hills-based insurance carrier, answered questions about her alleged role in canceling policies, including the one held by Bates. Court documents show Fowler earned $1,654 to $6,310 a year in bonuses from 2000 to 2006 for meeting goals set by the company to save money. Bates’ attorney, William Shernoff, described the health carrier’s actions as “cruel and reprehensible.” An associate at his Claremont law firm, Shernoff, Bidart & Darras, sent the court documents – including Bates’ health care application, Fowler’s bonus payments and other internal records – to the Daily Breeze after former Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Sam Cianchetti granted a motion Thursday that opened the proceedings to the public. In a letter to Bates just before her scheduled surgery in January 2004, Fowler wrote that Health Net was canceling her policy because information on her application was “factually incorrect” and “that certain important health information may have been omitted.” The company alleges she lied about her weight and a preexisting heart condition associated with her use of a diet drug. Bates disputes that, saying she answered the questions on the application as best she could. Most major health insurers review – and sometimes cancel – the policies of clients who submit large medical claims. However, it is against state law for an insurer to link the pay of claims reviewers to their decisions. Health Net spokesman Brad Kieffer could not be reached for comment Friday afternoon. A spokesman for state Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner, meanwhile, told reporters that his office is watching the case closely and will look into the actions of Health Net and other insurance carriers. Bates’ trial is expected to continue next week, her lawyers said Friday. They are also representing another Health Net customer with a similar claim, said Michael Bidart, a partner in the law firm. Bates said she received chemotherapy treatments about four months after her insurance was canceled, thanks to a charity organization that picked up the $200,000 bill. She still needs follow-up medical care, including the removal of a port in her body that was used to inject the chemotherapy. A self-employed hairdresser who lives in Lakewood, Bates said she was left without health coverage. “I can’t afford it,” she said. “I don’t know what I’m going to do.” melissa.evans@dailybreeze.com The Associated Press contributed to this report. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! When the solicitor called Patsy Bates at her Gardena hair salon about four years ago, the offer was enticing: She could save $50 a month in health insurance by switching from her current carrier to Health Net Inc. She answered a few questions and later filled out a form when a company representative came by her shop on Rosecrans Avenue to process the paperwork. A few months later, Bates was diagnosed with breast cancer, and the decision to change insurers sent her life into a tailspin and left her vulnerable for hundreds of thousands of dollars in medical bills. Bates, 51, is now at the center of a lawsuit alleging Health Net Inc., one of California’s largest health insurers, gave its employees financial bonuses for canceling policies that saved the company millions of dollars in medical costs. last_img read more

GAA NOTES: TERMON

first_imgLadies Board:The club intend to have a Junior ladies team again this year given the success last year. If you are interested in playing this coming year, please contact Harry McGlynn on 086 850 0734. There will be a players meeting for both Senior and Junior players in the coming weeks to organise training etc. Minor Board:Congratulations to the U12 boys, Stephen McDaid, Anthony Grant, Adam McElwaine, Ryan McFadden, Adam Doherty & Kai McCafferty, who represented Termon during the half time of the Donegal / Laois League Game.Under 6, 8 & 10 Training will resume in early March on Saturday mornings in An Craoibhin, More Information to follow in the coming weeks. New players are welcome to come along and join in before registration.Lotto: The Lotto draw took place in the Glenveagh Inn on Friday last. The winning numbers were 2, 13, 25 and 28. There was no Jackpot or match 3 winners. There were 3 winners in the open draw; Evelyn Toye, Orla Flanagan and Aoife Murray won €10 each. Next weeks draw takes place in the Lagoon, Termon. Gerard Grant and Martin Friel are the coordinators. The jackpot now is €1750.The lotto rota at bingo for the coming weeks areFriday 17th February; Termon Minor BoardFriday 24th February; Deirdre Gallagher and Eileen Egan2nd March; Joe McDaid & Sara HarkinSenior: The Senior men will begin their season against Naomh Mhuire in the Junior Gaeltacht this Sunday the 19th of February at the Burn Road at 2p.m.Club Social:The club will be hosting a Mr and Mrs in the Lagoon on the 17th of February 2012. A good night’s craic is guaranteed.Other: A meeting will be held next Wednesday the 15th of February at 8.30pm in the Craoibhin to begin planning our clubs 50th anniversary celebrations in 2013. Anyone wishing to be involved in the organising of the celebrations is invited to attend.GAA NOTES: TERMON was last modified: February 14th, 2012 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:Termon GAA noteslast_img read more

DAD SAYS DOGNAPPERS OPERATING IN ‘BLUE VAN’ ACROSS DONEGAL

first_imgA doting dad whose family’s pet dog was taken from their St Johnston home has said he is convinced a dognapping gang are operating in the area.Daniel Lynch’s pet Alsatian dog was taken from his garden on Monday night last.The dog was later bought by a man in Letterkenny for €150. But the new owner said he suspected there was something wrong with the dog and contacted Donegal Pet Rescue.It was then discovered that the four years old dog had been stolen.Danny revealed “I met him and he explained he bought the dog from a guy and had his phone number.“He said he met him in Carrigans and he was driving a blue van. “I tried the number he gave me but it wasn’t working.“I have been told that a blue van was spotted lifting other dogs and a description of a guy driving it.“I’m convinced they’re lifting the dogs to sell them on. It’s just disgusting,” he said.Danny said he was delighted to get the dog, which is called Ben, back safely.“My little boy is just so happy. He was devastated. The dog is an old pet and wouldn’t hurt anyone. “He wouldn’t bark and someone could have easily lifted him in a second and that’s obviously what happened.‘It’s still very nervous because it was missing for five days,” said Danny.The latest dog robbery comes following the theft of kickboxer Tommy McCafferty’s dog from nearby Burt.Thieves took Tommy’s American Akita dog last week but returned it the following day when the realised who the owner was! Donegal Pet Rescue say there has been a huge increase in the numbers of dogs going missing in Donegal since November.DAD SAYS DOGNAPPERS OPERATING IN ‘BLUE VAN’ ACROSS DONEGAL was last modified: January 20th, 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:Daniel Lynchdog BendognappersDonegal Pet RescueSt Johnstonlast_img read more

UPL: SC Villa takes care of Express to consolidate top spot

first_imgSC Villa players celebrate after Friday’s win over Express FC at Wankulukuku. (PHOTOS/Courtesy)Uganda Premier League Express FC 0-1 SC VillaBetway Muteesa II Stadium, Wankulukuku Friday, 13-09-2019SC Villa maintained top spot in the 2019/20 Uganda Premier League thanks to a 1-0 victory over eternal rivals Express FC at the Betway Muteesa II Stadium in Wankulukuku on Friday.The Jogoos who came into the game top of the pile by vitual of goal difference had vice-captain Ambrose Kirya to thank as the midfielder scored the only goal of the game.Kirya who was scoring his second goal of the campaign struck with 20 minutes to play to ensure Edward Kaziba’s side registers a third victory of the season.Villa dominated play throughout the entire 90 minutes but struggled to create clear goal scoring opportunities.Bashir Mutanda who is yet to score a goal this season shot weakly straight at Joshia Adea in the Express goal.Yayo Lutimba who is known for having a venomous strike saw one sail over and wide.Charles Lwanga came the closest but tapped wide a David Owori well weighted low cross.On 70 minutes, Kirya who scored one of the three goals as Villa beat Mbarara City FC 3-1 on match-day three, scored the all important goal.The longest serving Jogoo on the current rooster, rose highest to nod a Derrick Ndahiro cross into the back of the net to hand Villa a lead that they held onto till the final whistle.Express will feel hard-done by a late penalty decision that did not go their way after Frank Ssenyondo was brought down in the forbidden area by Villa custodian Saidi Keni.Even before the penalty appeal, the Red Eagles had created the better chances despite enjoying less possession.Veteran striker Frank Kalanda connected neatly with Disan Ggaliwango’s cross to call Keni into action early in the game.Hamdan Nsubuga who was on target in Express’s last game against Mbarara also forced Keni into a brilliant save in the second half.Joshua Musoke shot over from a good position after getting past Derrick Ndahiro.Action between Express FC and SC Villa on Friday.The loss is Express’s third of the season having previously succumbed to a similar fate away to Bul FC and at home to Bright Stars.George Ssemwogerere’s side stay on 4 points so far following a 3-2 victory at Mbarara City FC and a 1-1 draw with Bright Stars.For Villa, they now have 10 points from the first five games and are three points ahead of second placed Wakiso Giants who play their match-day 5 fixture on Saturday afternoon.Express takes on Proline in their next fixture while Villa are at home to Vipers.Staring TeamsExpress FCJoshua Adea (GK), Lawrence Kigonya, Andrew Kiwanuka, Cyrus Kibande, Martin Kizza, Dennis Sserukwaya, Hamdan Nsubuga, Daniel Shabena, Frank Ssenyondo, Frank Kalanda, Disan GaliwangoSC VILLASaid Keni, Ibrahim Kibumba, Yayo Lutimba, Moses Kiggundu, Asuman Alishe, Amir Kakomo, David Owori, Emmanuel Kalyowa, Ambrose Kirya, Bashir Mutanda, Derrick Ndahiro.The other game played on Friday-URA FC 1-2 Tooro United FCComments Tags: Ambrose KiryaEdward KazibaExpress FCFrank SsenyondoGeorge SsemwogerereSaidi KeniSC VillatopUganda Premier Leaguelast_img read more

Three Big Things: Kevin Durant and Quinn Cook step up in Warriors’ win

first_imgWho needs ’em?Not the Warriors — at least for Saturday night.Golden State, down the two players who define their dynastic success on both sides of the court over the last five year, ran the Brooklyn Nets off of the Oracle Arena court Saturday, 116-100.After the contest, I broke down the three big things from the Warriors win with Warriors reporter Logan Murdock.Thi … CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos or video on a mobile deviceStephen Curry?Draymond Green?last_img