GFA’s/Stag Premier League continues tonight with double-header

first_imgFOURTH round action in the Georgetown Football Association’s (GFA)/Stag Premium League commences tonight at the Georgetown Football Club, ground, Bourda with a double-header that will see Black Pearl facing Riddim Squad and Beacons tackling Police.The feature game from 20:30hrs is expected to be keenly contested as underdogs Beacons will be looking to pull all stops to get past the League’s points leaders, Police, in order to improve their points’ standing.The Police team has nine points after three consecutive victories and a goal difference of plus nine while Beacons has five points from a win and a draw after three matches. They have a goal difference of plus two.In their quest for a victory, Beacons will be pinning their hopes on strikers Devon Bowen, who scored a 25th and 45th minutes brace against Black Pearl on the opening day of the tournament, and Quacy McAulay who scored a 32nd and 50th minute double in the same match when Beacons secured a 4-1 victory.Support for Bowen and McAulay should be forthcoming from Kean Douglas who scored a goal in a 1-1 drawn game against Northern Rangers in a 3rd round fixture.Police for their part will hope their marksmen continue their fine form in order to maintain their points’ lead.A lot will depend on Rawle Haynes, Kester Dundas and Shemar Fraser.To date, Haynes is the tournament’s leading goal scorer with four goals to his name from three matches.Haynes netted a 80th and 85th minute brace in his team’s 3-0 win against Flamingo in a 2nd round fixture and another double in the 24th and 48th minutes in Police’s 3rd round game against Black Pearl.Dundas has two goals to his name; one against Riddim Squad and another versus Black Pearl, while Fraser scored one against Riddim Squad and another against Flamingo.For the opening game tomorrow, Riddim Squad who is 4th in the points table with six points and a minus one goal difference, should get past Black Pearl who has two points and a minus seven-goal difference.last_img read more

Which Indian cricketer has the most lit social media?

first_imgImage Courtesy: Instagram(@shikhardofficial)Advertisement gv8e7NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsix2bWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E9fk7( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 1diwgWould you ever consider trying this?😱8v4l92Can your students do this? 🌚uy8Roller skating! Powered by Firework When not smashing huge sixes, bowling out vital opposition or performing acrobatic fielding on the pitch, the stars of the Indian cricket team know the way to keep their fans entertained with the use of social media. Over the years, the number of social media users in the country have grown abruptly, and with so the audience the cricketers of the country have to amuse when staying off the pitch, along with the captain Virat Kohli recently becoming the first Indian user to hit 50 million followers on Instagram. From trolling fellow team members, recording workout session to uploading creative re-enactment of dances or movie scenes, the players come up with some of the most hilarious and amazing ideas. One questions you may think- which Team India icon has the most ‘lit’ content on social media? Well the answer is- Yuzvendra Chahal.Advertisement Image Courtesy: Instagram(@shikhardofficial)Yes, Yuzvendra Chahal. India’s superstar limited overs bowler is very active all across his social media accounts, and posts some of the most fascinating and hysterical content for his huge follower count. The player has 1.3 million followers on Twitter, 2.6 million on Instagram and over 96 thousand followers on FaceBook, where he is comparatively less active.Often making headlines for his out of the box posts on Twitter or Instagram, the spinner creates very exciting themes for his posts, which becomes viral among his fan base all the time.Advertisement Chahal has an account on the video sharing app Tik Tok, where he often makes videos along with his fellow team members and shares them on Twitter.Recently, Chahal recreated a famous scene from the Bollywood comedy movie ‘Dhol’, along with superstar opener Rohit Sharma and young bowler Khaleel Ahmed.Advertisement “Off field performance on point” – was another post Chahal tweeted that took the social media by storm. The cricketer was seen dancing with squad mates Shreyas Iyer, Shivam Dube, and the fourth person whp hid his face, but fans went on arguing him to be either Rohit Sharma or Rishabh Pant.Chahal is also famous for being a fitness freak, often posting his shirtless photos on his Instagram account, flaunting his six pack abs. Recently, a group photo of the shirtless Indian team, including Shikhar Dhawan, Navdeep Saini, Manish Pandey and Shreyas Iyer along with Chahal, grabbed the netizens’ attention.Chahal is often seen doing funny stuff in the gym. Recently the player uploaded a video where he was hilariously mimicking iconic MMA fighter Connor McGregor.However, Chahal also regularly shares of his devotion to fitness and workout.His social media is also full with selfies with his teammates, and Chahal even coined the term ‘Kul-Cha’ whenever he posts a picture together with Kuldeep YadavChahal is also an avid lover of animals. He often advocates for animal rights and wildlife conservation, as his supporters are always amazed at his humane nature towards the wordless.The cricketer has several dogs as pets, and he isn’t shy on how much he loves and cares for them.The Royal Challengers Bangalore star also recently got a puppy named ‘Scotty’ which he shared on Twitter.Before cricket, Chahal was a professional Chess player, and represented India at the World Youth Chess Championship. Although giving up on chess due to lack of sponsors, he still continues to enjoy a board of chess anywhere, even in a flight.The under-12 National Chess Champion also advocates to learn the game, and also released a motivation video on Instagram on how Chess is still helping him even in his cricketing career.Since his international debut in 2016, Chahal has earned 40 ODI and 37 T20 caps for the Men in Blue. The leg break bowler picked up three wickets in the T20 series and six wickets in the ODI series against New Zealand last month.Check out Yuzvendra Chahal on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.Also read-Chahal points out Dhoni’s seat in team bus and reveals that it still remains unoccupied Advertisementlast_img read more

LVR grad Sean Denison experiences career year playing pro hoops in Romania

first_img“That last loss was tough because I felt like we were the better team when we were playing our game and our style,” explained Denison, part of two BC Basketball Championships during his time at Trafalgar Junior and L.V. Rogers High Schools.“But they played very good in the last game and we fought hard so none of us on the team have any regrets.”Denison was a star during his high school days, leading the Bombers to a fourth-place finish at the BC High School AAA Basketball Championships during his senior season after titles in Grade 9 at Trafalgar and Grade 10 Junior crown at LVR.The local hoop star went on to play four seasons at Santa Clara in NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball. He played also for Canada internationally program for some years — the Canadian Senior National Team in 2007, the U21 National Team in 2004 and at the Pan-American Games trials.Denison, who came to Romania following stops in Turkey, Germany and Russia, played 37 Liga Nationala games for CSM Oradea recording 10.9 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 1.2 apg, 1.1 spg and 1.2bpg  — the latter was fifth best in the league.In six games in EuroChallenge Denison averaged impressive 15.5 ppg, 9.0 rpg, 1.5 apg, 1.2 spg and 1.7 bpg and was also voted to Eurobasket.com All-Romanian League Honorable Mention Team.“I played very well in EuroChallenge but had a hard time adjusting my game for the referees in the Romanian league,” he admitted.“Almost every away game I would have two fouls in five minutes and have to sit until the third quarter. They just call the game different and there is no governing body to regulate or review their calls. So instead of a block or a steal I would get a foul. “These things add up and as a result I couldn’t play as aggressively as I wanted in the normal league.”Denison, on a one-year contract in Romania, is considering his options for next season. He’s returned to Canada to spend his offseason with his wife, Tricia, and two children in the North Okanagan near Salmon Arm.“Not sure where I will play next year, still looking at the possibilities but I feel great,” he said. “I feel better every year and will continue to work on my game and staying healthy.”No doubt after the 2013-14 campaign, a few teams most likely will be calling for his services. When Sean Denison hopped a flight last summer for Romania, he hoped the move to the European Basketball team would be a good one.Well the move proved to be good for CSM Oradea, Denison’s new club, and amazing for the former L.V. Rogers hoop star.Not only did CSM Oradea make history but also Denison realized a happiness about playing the sport again that had been missing for a few years.”It was a successful year for me personally . . . and it was felt really good to play in a competitive league again,” the 28-year-old power forward said after completing the successful campaign in Romania.“We made history all year,” the 6’11” 245-pound Denison added.“First we got a nod from the EuroChallenge league saying we were the best new entry (first year team) in EuroChallenge this season.“For the first time the club made the Romanian Cup final and then for the first time in club history we made the finals in the playoffs.”Unfortunately, CSM Oradea came up short in both finals — losing in the Romanian Cup and League Final — the latter, a six-point setback in the final of the best-of-five series.last_img read more

Brian Royan, and Dan McCormick among leaders after first day of Fort St. John sporting clay shoot

first_imgThe event features three classes among male shooters, as well as a female and junior grouping.Brian Royan is in the A class for men’s shooters and tallied a first day score of 176 points. He’s followed by Wayne Carlson with 173 points, and in third is Mike Russell as his shoot was good enough for 167 points.In the B class standings, Mayor Rick is the leader with 147 points. In second spot is Robert Allen with 139 points, and there is a two way tie for third place as Ron Brautigam and Sam Kosolowsky both finished their day with 135 points.- Advertisement -Dan McCormick leads with 115 points over in class C. Boyd Wedge is close behind in second place with 114 points, and third spot is occupied by Robin Johnson with 108 points.There were two competitors in the female grouping with Kim Copley registering 131 points. Second spot is Lynette Kitt who finished with a total of 112.Cody Nadeau leads the juniors after day one. He finished with a score of 153 points, and is followed by Clayton McCormick with 143 points. In third is Mason MacDonald as his shoot garnered 137 points.Advertisement The second and final day of shooting at the Fort St. John sporting clay shoot goes today. After this weekend’s event, the next shoot for the North Peace Rod and Gun Club will be the Oilmen’s Trap Shoot on July 12 and 13.last_img read more

Lekstrom supporting the HST

first_imgSpeaking yesterday on Issues and Answers he made it clear that he’s now supporting the tax, because the new Christy Clark Liberal government is doing what the old Gordon Campbell administration, didn’t do, prior to implementing tax and that is, engaging BC voters in a meaningful tax discussion.- Advertisement -Asked, if that process doesn’t lead to the death of HST, if it could, at least lead to changes, in tax…he said this…[asset|aid=3538|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=fa7e8bb53eb1bc50fccf0b93c39aecca-Blair-HST Dialogue_1_Pub.mp3] Mr. Lekstrom, rejoined the Grit caucus, following Clark’s leadership victory in February.As Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure he’s now ready to join others in his party promoting the tax, in the debate leading up to this summer’s referendum.Advertisement It’s been less than a year since Peace River South MLA Blair Lekstrom walked away from his position as BC ‘S Energy Minister, and from the governing Liberal caucus, citing his opposition to the roll out, or lack therefore, of the Harmonized Sales Tax.last_img read more

Emma the Mammoth is becoming a star

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week The fossilized mammoth is believed to be 800,000 years to 1.4 million years old and was probably about 46 or 47 years old when it died. The skeleton was discovered nearly intact and the bones were confined to the same area at a housing development site last spring. The discovery prompted a flurry of excitement among city leaders who want to keep the memory of the female creature alive. Since then, Emma has been the subject of an original painting, main character in a children’s book that is expected to be developed and now star of a video. The city has set aside more than $21,000 on an effort to promote the find and educate the public. Ideas include promotional T-shirts, mugs and posters – among other things. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! MOORPARK – “Emma the Mammoth” is ready for her close-up. A video shoot is scheduled Oct. 28 at the Santa Ana laboratory where the prehistoric giant mammal’s bones have temporarily been stored after construction workers uncovered the skeleton back in March in Moorpark. “I dance in it,” joked Hugh Riley, who doubles as Moorpark’s assistant city manager and promoter of the Ice Age creature. “My job is to make sure we keep the interest level up.” The video is part of an educational program and will be shown in November. last_img read more

Live NBA Finals updates: Raptors beat Warriors in Game 1

first_imgJoin us Thursday at 6 p.m. for live scoring, news and analysis as the Warriors make their fifth consecutive NBA Finals appearance when they take on the Toronto Raptors at Scotiabank Arena.The Warriors, who will be without two-time NBA Finals MVP Kevin Durant for at least the first two games in Canada, may be back in … It’s the first Game 1 NBA Finals loss during the Warriors five-year run. Read the story.Click here if you’re unable to view the video or gallery on your mobile device.last_img read more

Ageless Frank Gore bound for Buffalo and 15th NFL season, but intends to retire a 49er

first_imgAnother year, another training camp, another NFL season for the indomitable Frank Gore.A 2005 draft choice of the 49ers, Gore doesn’t predate leather helmets. But he could tell his teammates about a time when helmet-to-helmet contact was just part of the game. He’s 36, three years older than Rams head coach Sean McVay.Gore doesn’t know when he’ll retire. But he knows where, and isn’t shy about his post-football plans.“I’m going to be a Niner, you know,” Gore told Florida’s Sun-Sentinel last …last_img read more

Lyell’s Slow-and-Gradual Geology Is No Longer Tenable

first_imgby Dr Jerry Bergman The latest study published in the journal titled American Scientist is an article titled “Reexamining Lyell’s Laws” by New York Professor Michael Rampino. The article opines that “Increasing evidence points to the role of periodic catastrophes in the shaping [of] Earth’s history, challenging long-standing dogma within geology.”[i] The long-standing dogma is uniformitarianism, the idea that changes in the earth during geological history have resulted primarily from the action of slow, continuous and uniform processes. Furthermore, present geological changes have been considered the key to past geological changes. This perception contrasts with the theory that changes in the earth’s crust during geological history have resulted chiefly from rapid, violent and non-uniform events, such as floods.In short, the two views would explain the formation of the Grand Canyon by a little water over a very long period of time (uniformitarianism) or a lot of water in a short period of time (catastrophism). Darwin relied heavily on uniformitarianism in developing his theory of evolution because he realized for it to be viable requires an enormous amount of time to evolve life from simple organisms, such as bacteria, to complex organisms, such as humans.A book titled Principles of Geology by British lawyer-turned-geologist named Charles Lyell (1797-1875) postulated that the earth was shaped by very long period of slow, gradual changes. Principles of Geology was the most influential geological book in the middle of the 19th century. Lyle’s book was one of the few books that Darwin had with him on his 5-year-long voyage on the HMS Beagle. He studied the book carefully on his travels around the world and it turned out to be critical in his theory of evolution because it gave him the needed time for evolution to occur.The very foundation of Darwin’s theory was built on sand.Although uniformitarianism has dominated geology since the middle 1800s, in the past few decades it has been increasingly questioned by researchers. In his article, Rampino straight out stated that the scientific “evidence shows that Lyell was fundamentally wrong. Catastrophes indeed caused many major changes that we see in the geological record.”[ii] Thus, the very foundation of Darwin’s theory was built on sand. Rampino added that “Lyell mocked the idea that catastrophic changes had occurred in Earth’s history, and he railed against the zealous geological catastrophists” who studied the major effects of the geological forces that we regularly observe today, such as earthquakes, volcanoes, comets and meteorites.[iii]In spite of the overwhelming evidence against Lyell’s thesis, why was it accepted by so many geologists for so long? Rampino concludes the reason why it was widely accepted was because Lyell’s Principles of Geology was “a tight a priori argument” and its conclusions “seemed unassailable” in arguing a worldview that “proved to be extremely effective in the court of scientific opinion.”[iv]  Today it is recognized that uniformitarianism accounts for much geological history but that catastrophism accounts for a very significant portion of that history. Unfortunately, today “some geologists are still reluctant to appeal to catastrophic events, even when the geological evidence points that way.”[v] Such is the effect of dogma in science.[i] Michael Rampino. 2017. Reexamining Lyell’s Laws. American Scientist. 105(4):224-231. July-August.[ii] Rampino. 2017. p. 226[iii] Rampino. 2017. pp. 224-225.[iv] Rampino. 2017. p. 225.[v] Rampino. 2017. p. 231“…knowing this first of all, that scoffers will come in the last days with scoffing, following their own sinful desires. They will say, “Where is the promise of his coming? For ever since the fathers fell asleep, all things are continuing as they were from the beginning of creation.” For they deliberately overlook this fact, that the heavens existed long ago, and the earth was formed out of water and through water by the word of God, and that by means of these the world that then existed was deluged with water and perished.“ (II Peter 3:3-6)Dr Jerry Bergman, professor, author and speaker, is a frequent contributor to Creation-Evolution Headlines. For his previous entries, see his Author Profile.Dr Bergman’s latest book with Frank Sherwin, Fossil Forensics: Separating Fact from Fantasy in Paleontology, is due out later this year.(Visited 761 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

FORMER WINNEBAGO OFFICIAL PLEADS GUILTY IN FEDERAL COURT

first_imgA former Winnebago Tribal Council member has pleaded guilty to his role in stealing from the tribe’s casino in Sloan, Iowa.Lawrence Payer is one of nine former council members accused of a conspiracy to siphon more than $327,000 from the WinneVegas Casino in Sloan, Iowa.As part of his plea agreement with prosecutors in U.S. District Court in Omaha, Payer admits only to misapplying funds belonging to an Indian gaming establishment.Conspiracy and other charges against him will be dropped if the court accepts the plea agreement.Prosecutors have recommended that Payer be sentenced to five years of probation and be ordered to repay any money he illegally obtained from the casino.Nebraska APlast_img read more