Packed in at Pakenham

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L.V. Rogers Bombers Life of the Party

first_img“We played well and there were a lot of great individual performances, but what was most impressive from the girls was how they played a strong team game,” said LVR Coach Jennifer Kidd.The Bombers beat Grand Forks Secondary (25-8,25-23), host JL Crowe (25-11,25-11) and Boundary Secondary (25-10, 25-7) in the Friday round-robin portion of the tournament. On Saturday morning, LVR ran their record to a perfect 4-0 with a victory over Kaslo’s J.V. Humprhies (25-12,25-10) without losing a single game in all their matches.The round-robin record earned Nelson a buy into the semi-final where they beat Castlegar’s Stanley Humphries (25-8, 25-12) to book a spot in the tournament final against the Grand Forks Secondary Wolves.Dominant serving and a synchronized effort by the Bombers helped the girls clinch the title over the Wolves (25-8, 25-16).“It was terrific to see the girls play the game with confidence and trust in each other, that’s when their game flows and is taken to a higher level,” said Kidd. “If they play this way for the rest of the season, we should continue with good results.”Next up for the Bombers is a trip to Salmon Arm on the November 3-4 followed by best-of-five playdown against JL Crowe to see which school will represent the West Kootenay at the BC High School AAA Provincials in early-December. The LV Rogers Bombers senior girls volleyball team came home with the hardware from the annual JL Crowe Block Party tournament after a dominating weekend in Trail.The Bombers didn’t lose a single game over the two-day tournament that featured teams from across the West Kootenay and Boundary. It was the second year in a row that the Nelson team captured top spot.last_img read more

Klopp happy with Liverpool development ahead of Porto clash

first_imgLiverpool manager Jurgen Klopp hailed his side’s development in European competition ahead of their Champions League quarter-final against Porto.Speaking at a pre-match press conference, he said: “Our development has been incredible. The Europa League ride was brilliant until Basel (2016 final loss to Sevilla) and the Champions League was exactly the same until Kiev (2018 final loss to Real Madrid).“We have much more positive moments in these competitions than negative. And that helps the team but that doesn’t mean anything for the game tomorrow night, only that we are now a bit more experienced and we saw that in the second game against Bayern (in the last 16).“Everyone was like, when we drew here in the 0-0 first leg that ‘that’s not enough’. We didn’t even think it. It was clear we had a chance in Munich and we used that chance. Now we have to face Porto with exactly the same respect, nothing is different.”Klopp is wary of the threat of Porto, who Liverpool beat in the last 16 last season thanks to a 5-0 away win.“They are a very experienced team, they are together with Benfica first in the table in Portugal,” Klopp added. “Really strong side, more experienced than last season, so it’s a different game to last year. We have to play it again and we want to play it again.“We were very clinical that night (the 5-0 win). But they can use the game last year as a motivational thing, we cannot do that.“When we analysed them (Porto) last season no-one thought it would be 5-0 but in that situation we were difficult to deal with. It can be a bit of a wild game as they are good at counter-pressing, creative in midfield and full-backs are good crossers.”Liverpool defender Virgil Van Dijk admits his side are favourites to reach the semi-finals.“I think Liverpool as a club, if you look at the whole season and results at Anfield especially, we will go into tomorrow as favourites,” Van Dijk said. “We have to enjoy it and perform.“We know it will be tough. They (Porto) don’t want to experience what they experienced last year.”Van Dijk added on a potential Premier League and Champions League double: “We are still in both races so it’s possible.“It’s game-by-game. Tomorrow we hopefully set a base to take with us to Porto. In the Premier League we know any slip can end our title dreams.“We should play with freedom otherwise we can’t show our qualities properly. But I don’t think there’s room for slip-ups in the Champions League either.“Hopefully (it is our time). Hopefully it can be great at the end of the season.”last_img read more

Down but not out: Santos believes Beermen can still make it

first_imgMotorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member Poe chides LTFRB exec over termination of motorcycle taxi pilot study San Miguel fights for its life in Game 6 on Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 15 Taal towns now under total lockdown San Miguel Beermen. PBA IMAGESWith TNT on the verge of making it to the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup, San Miguel is well aware that its title retention chances are getting slimmer.But as veteran crew which have been in this place before, the Beermen know they just need to keep the faith.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Municipal councilor nabbed for indiscriminate firing in Leyte Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite TNT strikes back, grabs series lead Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img 98% of residents in Taal Volcano’s 14-kilometer danger zone evacuated – DILG “Our road is getting slimmer, but at least, there’s still an opening. We can still make it,” Arwind Santos said in Filipino after the Beermen lost Game 5, 101-94, to trail the series 3-2.The 2013 PBA Most Valuable Player led San Miguel with 18 points and six rebounds in the game where the Beermen managed to storm back in the second half only to have KaTropa finish stronger for the win.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnEven with the Beermen just a loss away from failing to defend their crown, Santos still has full trust on his squad that they can pass the test starting in Game 6.“The good thing here is that even though we’re down and sad, we still believe in each other that we can come back. As long as there’s hope, we’ll do it.  We’re still going to fight until the end.” Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member View comments Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely MOST READ Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac townlast_img read more

‘No wonder Sanchez wants to leave!’ – Merson stunned by latest Wenger blunder

first_imgPaul Merson has slammed Arsene Wenger’s ‘embarrassing’ decision to drop Alexis Sanchez for Arsenal’s crucial Premier League clash against Liverpool.Fans were baffled when Sanchez – who has scored 20 goals this season – was named on the bench for Saturday’s clash, with Olivier Giroud and Danny Welbeck preferred up front.The Chilean eventually came on at half-time – with the Reds 2-0 up – and while he provided an assist for Welbeck to pull a goal back, it was not enough as Liverpool ran out 3-1 winners.Wenger insisted it was a tactical decision to leave Sanchez out, although later claims suggested the star was actually dropped after a bust-up with the boss and a number of team-mates.Monday’s reports also continued to link him with an Emirates Stadium exit, with French champions Paris Saint-Germain strongly linked with a summer move.And former Arsenal midfielder Merson, who was stunned by Wenger’s decision, admits it could be the final straw in Sanchez’s patience with the club.“If Ozil was fit that day, you could understand why he would be put on the bench. He doesn’t work hard enough sometimes, so I could probably understand that away at Liverpool,” he said.“But not Sanchez! Whatever way you weigh it up, it’s wrong. It’s absolutely wrong.“He gives you everything, he’s their biggest player by a million miles, this is the biggest game they’ve had because they’ve got to get in the top four and Wenger puts him on the bench.“I’m not surprised he wants to leave. It’s embarrassing.”Arsenal fans are apparently getting ready to stage a big anti-Wenger protest ahead of their Champions League game against Bayern Munich on Tuesday.Sports Breakfast host Alan Brazil suggested the proportion of supporters who want the French boss to leave the club could now be as many as 60/40, but Merson believes the odds are far greater after this latest Sanchez controversy.“I think Wenger would settle for 60/40 – it’s got to be more after that,” he added.“This is Sanchez – everybody in the world of football knows that he has to play for Arsenal. You put him down on the team sheet and then you start putting all the others down after that.“And in a big match! I could understand if they were playing at home to Burnley and then had a chance of beating Bayern Munich on Tuesday – then you could understand him being on the bench for that reason.“I always say when managers are under pressure they make bad decisions, and this was one of them.”Listen to talkSPORT’s interview with Paul Merson IN FULL above!last_img read more

PL round-up: Bournemouth thump Boro, Swansea and Hull boost survival hopes

first_img1 There was slightly reduced fixture list in the Premier League on Saturday, with the FA Cup semi-finals being played this weekend, but it was no-less exciting – bring you the highlights…Bournemouth 4-0 Middlesbrough:Bournemouth climbed further away from trouble, but forced Middlesbrough further down into the mire after the Cherries ran riot with a 4-0 victory at the Vitality Stadium.Eleven points separated the teams ahead of this weekend’s clash, and the gulf in quality was stark – Boro having the air of a team with absolutely zero hope towards the end of a torrid 90 minutes.Eddie Howe’s men were hoping to avoid a third straight league defeat, but there were no fears of that as they dominated from kick-off to final whistle.In fact, it only took one minute and 36 seconds for the first goal to go in – in-form Josh King finishing from close-range after Marc Pugh’s driving run and ball into the box.Benik Afobe made it 2-0 on 16 minutes as Boro’s hopes of a critical three points began to slide away, and they went out the window entirely when Gaston Ramirez was sent off for a reckless second booking just five minutes later.If Boro found it hard going with 11 men, they were hopeless with ten. Pugh marked his 250th league appearance for Bournemouth with the third goal on 65 minutes, and the three points were well and truly wrapped up when Charlie Daniels scampered around a number of lazy challenges and neatly rifled home.The result means lowly Boro are now 16 games without victory – the top flight’s only team without a win in 2017. They remain six points from safety with five games remaining, and seemingly creeping ever closer to Championship football.Bournemouth are up to 12th.Hull City 2-0 Watford:Hull’s remarkable turnaround under new boss Marco Silva continued as the ten-man Tigers claimed a plucky home win over Watford to boost their survival hopes.It was a tough first-half for the hosts, who saw Oumar Niasse shown a controversial red card which shouldn’t have even been worth a yellow, while they also had a decent penalty appeal turned down by referee Bobby Madley.But they rallied after the break and took a surprise lead when on-loan Liverpool winger Lazar Markovic finished at the second attempt after his headed effort rattled the crossbar.Midfielder Sam Clucas then sealed the three points with a stunning long-range goal, beating Heurelho Gomes with a thumping 30-yard strike to ensure Hull stay two points above the bottom-three.Swansea City 2-0 Stoke CityHull’s relegation rivals Swansea also boosted their hopes with a crucial three points against Stoke – the Welsh side ending a six-match winless run.Fernando Llorente’s early header gave the hosts a precious lead, but fans were on the edge of the seats in a tense second-half.Stoke wasted a chance to get back into the game as Marko Arnautovic blasted a penalty high over the bar, and his blunder proved costly, as former Tottenham man Tom Carroll doubled the Swans’ lead shortly after with a long-range shot which was deflected past returning goalkeeper Jack Butland.Hull’s win meant Swansea remain in the bottom-three, although the Swans now sit just two points behind the Tigers.West Ham 0-0 EvertonEverton missed the chance to move into the top five as they played out a uninspiring goalless stalemate at the London Stadium.There was very little action to speak of, with Everton taking 70 minutes to register their first shot – although they failed to land one on target in the whole game.Romelu Lukaku, the Premier League top scorer, was kept quiet by the Hammers’ excellent three-man defence, with his only effort coming from a blocked shot.Slaven Bilic will no doubt be the happier of the two managers, as the point edges his side closer to Premier League safety on 38 points, seven clear of Swansea in 18th with four games left to play. Swansea and Hull boosted their survival hopes with crucial victories last_img read more

Special Olympics torch passes through area

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2“We’ve joined in this event for all the seven years that I’ve been chief,” Couso-Vasquez said. “I’m not supposed to run because I have stenosis of the spine, but I have to do it. Some of these kids can’t even walk. It’ll be painful when I’m done, but it’s worth it, it’s in my heart.” Mora said he chose to join the torch run through Montebello because it was a Montebello police officer who inspired his career in boxing when they met 10 years ago in a local gym. “I never knew my dad and this officer was my father figure,” Mora said. Mayor Bob Bagwell was on hand to cheer on the runners as they passed the torch. “The Special Olympics is such a great event because it has the capacity to link countries and communities,” Bagwell said. MONTEBELLO – The Special Olympics torch wound through the city Thursday along its 10-day trip from San Diego to today’s opening ceremonies at Cal State Long Beach. Sergio Mora, who won the top spot on the TV reality show “The Contender,” joined several Montebello police officers in passing the torch to Montebello police Chief Garry Couso-Vasquez in front of City Hall. The Law Enforcement Torch Run is the largest fundraising event for the Special Olympics, raising more than $25 million last year with 85,000 officers participating in 35 countries. In Southern California this year, 3,500 officers from a variety of law enforcement agencies carried the torch a total of 1,500 miles through 200 communities. “What diplomats can’t do, sports can often accomplish.” Starting June 6, two torches were carried through Southern California on their way to tonight’s opening ceremonies at Cal State Long Beach. One torch traveled from San Luis Obispo south and the other from San Diego, said Bob Basile, the Special Olympics’ director of development for the San Gabriel region. The games will attract nearly 1,600 athletes over the weekend, who will compete in in swimming, gymnastics, tennis, track and field, and basketball, he said. (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3029160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

How West Ham have outdone Everton since directors of football arrived

first_img Getty Images – Getty 7 7 Everton have spent big in recent years but results on the pitch have not followed Getty Images – Getty How West Ham lined up on the last day of the 2017/18 season Everton signings since Brands’ arrival 7 7 He took on a technical role at RKC Waalwijk before joining AZ Alkmaar in 2005, along with former Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal, and in 2009, AZ won only their second ever Eredivisie title.Brands’ exploits earned him a move to PSV in 2010, where he looked after the club’s transfer strategy and youth development.During his eight years with the Dutch club, they claimed three Eredivisie titles, three Johan Cruyff Shields and one KNVB Cup.However, since replacing Steve Walsh as Everton’s director of football in 2018, things haven’t gone quite so smoothly. Richarlison (Watford) – £35.3mAlex Iwobi (Arsenal) – £27.3mYerry Mina (Barcelona) – £27.2mMoise Kean (Juventus) – £24.8mAndre Gomes (Barcelona) – £22.5mJean-Philippe Gbamin (Mainz) – £22.5mLucas Digne (Barcelona) – £18.2mFabian Delph (Man City)- £8.6mDjibril Sidibe (Monaco) – Loan fee £2.25mKurt Zouma (Chelsea) – Loan fee £7.1mBernard – Free transferTotal spend – £198m Everton and West Ham both appointed new directors of football in the summer of 2018, with the singular aim of breaking away from from the Premier League’s mid-table pack.Marcel Brands arrived along with manager Marco Silva at Goodison Park, while the Hammers hired Mario Husillos to look after the club’s transfer business alongside the appointment of Manuel Pellegrini. Who did it better?Despite arriving with a smaller reputation and a smaller budget, West Ham’s Husillos has outdone Everton’s Brands since they both arrived in the Premier League.Not only have they spent less, the Hammers have seen a clear and obvious improvement on the pitch, largely thanks to the new arrivals.The likes of Felipe Anderson, Issa Diop and Lukasz Fabiankski helped guide West Ham to a top ten finish last season, collecting ten more points and climbing three places compared to the previous campaign.Meanwhile, Sebastien Haller and Andrii Yarmolenko have been central to the positive start made by the Hammers this season. How Everton lined up in their most recent Premier League fixture Take a look at Everton and you’ll see no notable improvement from before Brands arrived, despite the nearly £200m spent on players.The Toffees finished eighth before they sacked Allardyce in the summer of 2018 and ended up in the same position last season.Andre Gomes and Lucas Digne have probably justified their price tags, while the inconsistent Richarlison can be effective on his day, but the way things are going this year, it’s hard to see them breaking into the top six any time soon. It represented a seismic change of direction for both clubs, and they’ve thrown all their weight behind it in the transfer market. Since the arrival of Brands and Husillos, Everton have spent nearly £200million, while West Ham have splashed more than £155million on players.But ahead of their meeting on Saturday, which you can hear live as part of talkSPORT’s GameDay coverage, only one club has reaped the rewards.Everton may have finished two points above West Ham last season, but the Toffees are currently in the relegation zone following a dreadful start to the campaign, while the Hammers are banging on the door of the top six.Silva must surely win on Saturday or risk facing the sack, but his predecessor, Sam Allardyce, suggests the blame ought to be shared by director of football Brands. Who is Mario Husillos?The Argentine showed plenty of promise as a teenager for Boca Juniors and even played for Real Madrid Castilla when he was 19.However, Husillos ended up becoming a journeyman striker in Spain, playing for various different clubs and usually moving on quite quickly.After several managerial roles, he joined Malaga as a sporting director in 2012, with current West Ham manager Pellegrini in charge.In 2018, Husillos came in for criticism for his transfer selections in a season that ended in relegation to the Segunda Division.Nonetheless, West Ham opted to reunite him and Pellegrini at the London Stadium that summer. West Ham have also invested heavily since the summer of 2018 How Everton lined up on the last day of the 2017/18 season Cardiff vs Sheffield Wednesday (Friday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORT 2Everton vs West Ham (Saturday, 12:30pm) – talkSPORTBlackburn vs Huddersfield (Saturday, 12:30pm) – talkSPORT 2Tottenham vs Watford (Saturday, 3pm) – talkSPORT 2Crystal Palace vs Man City (Saturday, 5:30pm) – talkSPORTWigan vs Nottingham Forest (Sunday, 2pm) – talkSPORT 2 Check out all the live commentaries coming up across the talkSPORT network this weekend Sebastien Haller (Frankfurt) – £36mFelipe Anderson (Lazio) – £27.9mPablo Fornals (Villarreal) – £25.2mIssa Diop (Toulouse) – £22.5mAndrii Yarmolenko (Borussia Dortmund) – £18mAlbian Ajeti (Basel) – £7.8mLukasz Fabianski (Swansea) – £7.2mLucas Perez (Arsenal) – £4mFabien Balbuena (Corinthians) – £3.6mGoncalo Cardoso (Boavista) – £2.7mXande Silva (Guimaraes) – £1.4mDavid Martin (Millwall) – Free transferRoberto (Espanyol) – Free transferJack Wilshere (Arsenal) – Free transferCarlos Sanchez (Fiorentina) – Free transferRyan Fredericks (Fulham) – Free transferTotal spend – £156m Getty Images – Getty 7 Allardyce guided the Toffees to eighth during the 2017/18 season, the same position they finished the following campaign despite significantly greater investment.“You’ve got to look at the new director of football,” Allardyce told talkSPORT. “Is Marco Silva struggling because he hasn’t recruited all these players and it’s the new director of football?“It’s a difficult position as a manager. He [Brands] has been brought in with a big reputation as director of football.“But, at the end of the day, you spend all this money and if you don’t spend it the right way, it makes the manager’s job harder.“I wonder how many of these players Marco Silva actually sanctioned and said he wanted.” LIVE on talkSPORT Ironically, the last game before Allardyce was sacked by Everton and West Ham replaced David Moyes was a meeting between the two sides in question, which West Ham won 3-1.And Saturday’s clash will prove an interesting measure of how far both teams have come since that day.Saturday is GameDay on talkSPORT as we bring you THREE live Premier League commentaries across our network, including Everton vs West Ham at 12:30 Is Marcel Brands responsible for Everton’s woes? How West Ham lined up in their most recent Premier League fixture 7 Who is Marcel Brands?Unlike many directors of football, such as Edwin van der Sar at Ajax and Edu at Arsenal, Brands never really made a name for himself as a player.His 17-year playing career was spent entirely in the Netherlands, with the highlight probably being two seasons in the top division with Feyenoord between 1988 and 1989.He is a bit of legend at RKC Waalwijk, though, for whom he made more than 350 appearances over three separate spells.The Dutchman rose to prominence after he retired from playing, becoming one of the most reputable directors in European football. 7 West Ham signings since Husillos’ arrivallast_img read more

Technology: Users Take the Enterprise Home

first_imgTwitter – 13 percentFaceBook – 20 percentLinkedIn – 31 percentBlogs and Wikis – 33 percentWeb Conferencing – 57 percent Technology  is rapidly changing how people do their jobs.  A recent IDC report found that technologies that are forcing that change include mobility, collaboration and social media.More than half of US and European workers now report that their laptop computers have become their most important device that they use for work.  Tablet PC’s, like the iPad, are also rapidly becoming important tools.   The IDC report notes that often personal equipment is more powerful and capable than technology provided by the enterprise for workplace use.Because of that, users are increasingly using their mobile and personal devices for accessing enterprise information.  In 2010 roughly 30 percent of workers used their personal PC, tablet PC or smartphone to access their enterprise network.  In 2011, that number has increased to more than 40 percent of workers.The report found that the use of computers outside the workplace for accessing enterprise information increases the likelihood that those users will use consumer-targeted applications for enterprise purposes.  In particular, Social Media applications fall into that category and are being increasingly used for the Enterprise.  Enterprise workers report that the Social Media applications which they use for work include the following: This move towards ‘consumerization’ of the Enterprise is making life difficult for IT though.  80 percent of IT report that adding support for personal devices and consumer applications significantly increases their workload.  On the other hand, 70 percent of executives say that the trend is inevitable and increases worker productivity and improves how the enterprise conducts business.last_img read more

Google Advisor Wants to Help You Find a Better Bank

first_imgRelated Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… audrey watters Google has been offering users a mortgage comparison tool for a couple of years and has slowly added new financial products to that comparison tool as well, including credit cards, CDs, and banking account information. But these tools have never been showcased by Google, until now with the launch of a new site called Google Advisor. The site rolls all these different search and comparison tools into one place so you can examine providers side-by-side. Looking for a checking account with no monthly fees? Looking for a credit card that offers frequent flyer miles? Looking for a low-interest mortgage? These are the sorts of questions the new site can help users answer.According to Google, this special tool will help users find the information they want more quickly as it allows them to control the sorts of offers they’re looking for, with search results that are updated in real time. Google will of course make some money when users are referred to certain providers, but it insists that banks and lenders are not paying to have their search results rank highly. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#Finance#Google#web Next to medical data, financial information is probably some of the data people are most sensitive about. Google insists it will protect the privacy of those using the site. Google Account information won’t be shared, and phone numbers will only be shared with lenders if users allow it. Currently Google Advisor is only available in the U.S., and while the offering isn’t as robust as other financial services available (such as, the site is an indication Google may roll out more features in this area. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more