England’s great form continues through day two of the Home Internationals

first_img Tags: England, Men’s Home Internationals, Tom Plumb, Tom Sloman 13 Sep 2019 England’s great form continues through day two of the Home Internationals England moved one step closer to retaining the Men’s Home Internationals title when they beat hosts Ireland 10-5 on the second day of this year’s competition at Lahinch.The English defeated Wales 12-3 on the opening day and after the win against Ireland they now face Scotland in the match which will decide whether they reclaim the title they won last year at Conwy in Wales. That victory 12 months ago ended a run of four consecutive Irish successes stretching back to 2014.Ireland had begun this year’s event with a defeat against Scotland and they immediately found themselves on the back foot again against the English when they lost the foursomes 4-1.Tom Sloman and Tom Plumb starting the ball rolling for England when they beat Conor Purcell and Keith Egan by 4 & 3 in the top match. Ireland’s Caolan Rafferty and Tiarnon McLarnon reversed that result with a 2 & 1 victory over Ben Jones and Jake Burnage but Harry Hall and Ben Schmidt (pictured), Matty Lamb and Ben Hutchinson and Bailey Gill and Joshua McMahon all won their matches to give the English a three point lead at lunch.The singles started brightly for the Irish when Purcell beat Tom Sloman 3 & 2 and Rafferty recorded a 2 & 1 victory over Plumb. Mullarney also halved against Hall but Callum Farr, Burnage, Jones, Lamb and Schmidt all recorded wins for England while Gill halved his match against Colm Campbell. The other point for Ireland came from Sean Flanagan who beat Ben Hutchinson 5 & 4.In the other match on the second day, Scotland also preserved their one hundred percent record with a 9 ½ – 5 ½ victory over Wales. England will play Scotland on the final day for the rights to claim the title.Catch up with all the action from day one of the Home Internationals here.Credit: Leaderboard Photographylast_img read more

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Eight is enough Cats to All Star Classic

first_imgBy The Nelson Daily SportsEight players from the Kootenay Wildcats have tickets booked to play in the 2010-11 Female Midget AAA All Star Game Friday at the Coquitlam Sports Centre.The contest is the second annual in the brief history of the B.C. Hockey Female Midget AAA League.Headlining the Wildcats selections are two members of the B.C. U18 Provincial Team members Aimee DiBella of Nelson and Cranbrook’s Daley Oddy.DiBella was named on defence while Oddy is a forward. Also selected are rearguards Randi Brown of Castlegar and Holly Nikirk of Invermere and forwards Hailey McLean of Trail, Shannon Hall of Midway, Kiana Strand of Invermere, and Shea Weighhill of Midway.Brown, Oddy, McLean and Hall will play for Team White while DiBella, Nikirk, Strand and Shea Weighhill will be on the roster of Team Blue. Forty players (12 defensemen, 24 forwards and four goaltenders) have been selected, representing each of the five Female Midget AAA teams. Players were selected based on their on-ice and off-ice performance by the All Star Game selection committee.During the first and second intermission of the game a skills competition will be held for all the participating All Star players. The skill competition will include: fastest skater and a breakaway challenge.sports@thenelsondaily.comlast_img read more

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Davie sinks Bruins in overtime to snap Leafs dry spell

first_imgThe best way for a struggling team to right the ship is to jump on the back of one of its leaders.Veteran Jordan Davie delivered in spades, scoring the winning goal in overtime to spark the Nelson Leafs to a 4-3 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory over the Grand Forks Border Bruins Tuesday night at the NDCC Arena.The victory, the second time this season Nelson has defeated Grand Forks in overtime, snapped a seven-game losing streak for the Heritage City franchise.The season series is now tied between the teams at 3-3.Davie, finishing the game with three points, scored the winning goal at 2:10 of the second overtime.Nelson played like a desperate team for most of the contest. After falling behind 3-0 to a Bruins team that had posted three straight wins over the Leafs, Nelson out shot the visitors 30-10 in the final 40 minutes to complete the comeback.Second period goals by Sam Weber, on the power play, and defeceman Dash Thompson, cut the margin to 3-2 after the 40 minutes of play.Levi Hulston tied the game early in the third period before Davie completed the rally during the extra period.Hulston and defenceman Cole Arcuri each had two points for Nelson.Former Leaf Tyler Fyfe, Logan Casavant and Trey Mason replied for Grand Forks which has lost three straight games.Patrick Ostermann, who has been playing great for Nelson in goal, registered the win between the pipes stopping 17 or 20 shots.Meanwhile Nikki Maclurzynski faced 40 shots in the Grand Forks nets.Nelson, climbing to within a point of third-place Grand Forks in Murdoch Division standings, will try to make it two straight before the Christmas break when the Leafs visit the Braves Wednesday night in Spokane.Next home game for Nelson is the annual New Years Eve game Thursday, December 31 against Beaver Valley Nitehawks. Game time is 2:30 p.m.last_img read more

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Injured Bishoo ruled out of third Test

first_imgSYDNEY, Australia (CMC):West Indies’ hopes of using two spinners for the third Test match against Australia have been squashed after leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo was ruled out of the final game here starting today (last night Jamaica time).Captain Jason Holder announced that Bishoo had not fully recovered from a left shoulder injury and was not available for selection.The one specialist spinner left in the squad is left-arm spinner Jomel Warrican, who played in the first match in Hobart and the second match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.”We’re down to one spinner with the injury to Bishoo, so we just have to work with what we have. I’m sure Kraigg Brathwaite will come to the fore and bowl a bit more,” Holder told reporters on the eve of the match.”I’ve seen they’ve gone with two spinners. We’ve been accustomed to spin-bowling in the Caribbean and, hopefully, our batsmen can get into that a lot better than we have in this series.”Heavy defeatsWest Indies have already lost the series following heavy defeats in the first two Tests. They went down by an innings and 212 runs in the Hobart opener before losing by 177 runs in the second Test in Melbourne last week.Holder said the team was buoyant following their improved outing in the second match, when they showed more resistance than in the three-day defeat in Hobart.”We showed some improvement with the bat in Melbourne and we will look to take that into this match here. From the start of the tour, many people say the odds are against us, but we have belief and we will put up a good showing,” Holder contended.last_img read more

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SA scientists win AU awards

first_imgScience in Africa is to come under the spotlight through the AU Scientific Awards. (Image: Nasa)Two South African scientists have walked off with top honours at the inaugural African Union Scientific Awards. The awards programme was launched in September 2009, and the laureates were announced earlier in 2010.Witwatersrand University’s (Wits) Professor Diane Hildebrandt and Professor Patrick Eriksson of Pretoria University were singled out for the prestigious honour from 48 entries sent in from all over Africa.Two categories were judged – Life and Earth Sciences, which Eriksson won; and Basic Science, Technology and Innovation, which Hindebrandt won. Each received a prize worth US$100 000 (R731 061).President Jacob Zuma was quick to applaud the achievement of the two scientists during the awards ceremony, which took place in Addis Ababa during the 14th AU summit.“I say with pride that South Africans continue to display excellence in various fields in the international arena,” said the president.“On behalf of the South African people I wish to congratulate Professor Hildebrandt and Professor Eriksson, and wish them well in their endeavours to make Africa and the world a better place to live.”Top achieverHildebrandt, one of South Africa’s top chemical engineers, is a professor of sustainable process engineering in the School of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering, and is also co-director at the university’s Centre for Optimisation Modelling and Process Synthesis.She started her career as a process engineer at South Africa’s fuel giant Sasol and obtained her BSc, MSc and PhD in chemical engineering from Wits University. Her career at her alma mater now spans more than 20 years.Hildebrandt was the first woman chemical engineer to earn an A rating from the National Research Foundation. A prolific author, she has more than 50 papers to her name.Winning awards is not a novelty for her – she’s already been honoured with the Vice-Chancellor’s Researcher of the Year Award in 2002; the Bill Neale-May Gold Medal of the South African Institute of Chemical Engineers in 2000; the Meiring Naudé medal of the Royal Society of South Africa in 1997; the Distinguished Researcher Award of the University of the Witwatersrand in 1996; and the President’s Award of the Foundation for Research and Development in 1996 and 2010.“I’m grateful for the award and look forward to making further contributions to Africa and its development,” she said in an interview with University World News, adding that there are many scientists who strive to improve conditions for all Africans, often under difficult circumstances.Internationally respectedEriksson is head of Pretoria University’s Geology Department, a post he has held since 2006. He joined the department as a lecturer in 1982 and rose to a professorship 12 years later. Eriksson completed his PhD in 1984 and obtained a higher doctorate from Ludwig-Maximilian University in Munich in 1998.He lectures in sedimentology and his research focuses on the evolution of Precambrian (sedimentary) basins. He is a member of the New York Academy of Sciences and a Fellow of the Geological Society of Africa, and still finds time to act as editor-in-chief of the Journal of African Earth Sciences.The National Research Foundation gave him an A research rating in 2007.Well respected on an international level, he founded the Global Precambrian Sedimentation Syndicate in 1997, an informal working group comprising 16 eminent scientists from South Africa, the US, UK, Germany, Denmark, Finland, Brazil, Australia, and India.Accepting the AU award, Eriksson paid tribute to his peers on the continent.Boosting African scienceThe AU Scientific Awards programme is aimed at inspiring the continent’s best minds to bigger and better achievements, and also celebrates their efforts to boost entrepreneurship in science and research, attract investment into African science, and establish scientific centres of excellence in Africa.The African Academy of Sciences, Twas (formerly the Third World Academy of Sciences) bureau in Africa, and the Network of African Science Academies adjudicated the awards.Winners are selected according to several criteria, including the number of publications they have written or co-written, the number of graduate research students they have mentored, and the relevance of their work in tackling the challenges facing the African continent as well as the ease of application.Besides the AU Science Award, also up for grabs are the AU Young Scientist Award, handed out on a national level to promising researchers under 35 years of age, and the AU Woman Scientist Award, which is region-based. These prizes fall into the same two categories as the main accolade.last_img read more

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a month agoMan City boss Guardiola reveals new squad addition

first_imgMan City boss Guardiola reveals new squad additionby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City youngster Taylor Harwood-Bellis has been officially promoted to the first-team squad.City boss Pep Guardiola confirmed the news on Saturday.“From now on, he will train with us,” Guardiola said of the 17 year-old. “Whether he will play or not, we’ll see.“The guys from the academy spoke really well about him before pre-season.“I saw in pre-season. He is aggressive, he wins duels, he pays attention.“ About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Chamber Luncheon with BC Liberal Leader Andrew Wilkinson

first_imgJoin the Fort St. John and District Chamber of Commerce and the ICBA to hear B.C. Opposition Leader Andrew Wilkinson’s views on the upcoming referendum on electoral reform. Mr. Wilkinson will discuss why a new voting system could mean the end of local representation, clear the path for fringe parties to make decisions in the BC Legislature, and why he believes the deck has been stacked by politicians to ensure the referendum succeeds.The event will happen Wednesday, September 26, 2018, at the Pomeroy Hotel and Conference Centre from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.The B.C. Opposition Leader will also discuss pipelines and taxes. Tickets are $35 plus fees and taxes for Chamber Members and $45 for non-members and can be purchased by clicking here or by visiting Energetictickets.ca.last_img read more

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Kejriwal meets CPI delegation to discuss political situation in Delhi

first_imgNew Delhi: AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday met a delegation of Communist Party of India (CPI) to discuss the political situation in the country especially in Delhi and discussed ways to defeat the BJP.CPI leader D Raja said the delegation discussed with Kejriwal how the saffron party must be defeated in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. Kejriwal, responding to question earlier on Tuesday on his recent decision to form alliances with other political parties, said the “the Modi-Amit Shah duo is dangerous for the country and the whole country should unite to remove them” He said “in this direction whatever has to be done would be done”. Noting that the country is important, Kejriwal said no party or leader is small in front of the country. “There are two types of people in the country — one are Modi bhakts and another are those who want Modi to lose. The number of Modi bhakts is lower than that of the people who want to defeat Modi,” he told reporters earlier.last_img read more

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Rajasthan officials held with unaccounted cash of Rs 10.67 lakh

first_imgKota (Rajasthan): Sleuths of the anti-corruption bureau (ACB) here recovered unaccounted cash of Rs 10.67 lakh from two officials posted with the Water Resources Department in Atru of Baran district in Rajasthan, police said Saturday. The amount was recovered during a checking on the Baran Kota highway near Nohar Thursday night, police said. “The two officials have not been arrested or booked for corruption as investigation is underway,” police maintained. Also Read – 2019 most peaceful festive season for J&K: Jitendra Singh According to ASP (ACB) Chandrasheel Thakur, they had got a tip-off that assistant engineer Mohan Lal Sharma had collected a huge amount as commission from contractors and was returning to Kota by a government vehicle. “The ACB sleuths stopped the government vehicle, in which Mohan Lal Sharma and executive engineer Satyendra Kumar Pareek were travelling along with another official of the department,” the officer said. During checking of the vehicle, a bag belonging to Sharma and containing Rs 10 lakh in cash was recovered, the officer said, adding that Sharma failed to give a satisfactory reply about the amount. Also Read – Personal life needs to be respected: Cong on reports of Rahul’s visit abroad “Similarly, Rs 66,940 was recovered from executive engineer Pareek, who, too, failed to give a satisfactory reply. They were brought to the ACB office for questioning, he said. Mohal Lal Sharma, however, contended that the amount recovered from him had been borrowed from a contractor from Baran, but when the contractor was contacted for verification, he refused to have lent the amount to Sharma, said police. “During a search operation at Sharma’s residence in Kota, a large number of documents pertaining to several plots and bank accounts were recovered,” ASP Thakur said. Investigation into the case was underway and the officials would be arrested for corruption once it was completed, he said.last_img read more

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Nirav Modi fails to convince UK judge that he’s not a flight risk

first_imgLondon: A UK judge who denied bail to Nirav Modi for a third time remained unconvinced that his community ties to Britain were strong enough to not make him a flight risk even though the fugitive diamond merchant was willing to double his security to 2 million pounds and live on a strict 24-hour curfew at his posh apartment in London. The 48-year-old, wanted in India as the main accused in the Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud and money laundering case amounting to up to USD 2 billion, is back in prison after his bail was denied on Wednesday by Westminster Magistrates’ Court Chief Magistrate Emma Arbuthnot. Also Read – 2019 most peaceful festive season for J&K: Jitendra SinghModi, clean-shaven and smartly dressed for court, sat in the dock and took notes as the prosecution painted a picture of a “diabolical” mastermind behind the luring away of witnesses, mostly his former employees, to far off destinations and destruction of potential evidence. There were moments during the hearing of his third bail application at court when it seemed like Judge Arbuthnot might be persuaded to allow him out of prison on a “24-hour curfew” at his Centrepoint apartment in London. Also Read – Personal life needs to be respected: Cong on reports of Rahul’s visit abroad”A combination of interference with witnesses, destruction of servers and mobile phones and the lack of community ties means I still have doubts that he would fail to surrender before the court,” she concluded in the end. “There does seem to be a luring away of witnesses (to Egypt) and some pressure that took witnesses away from India,” she noted, making specific reference to a transcript of a conversation which indicated that Modi may have been using his US-based brother Nehal Modi to do his “dirty work as it were”. In the judge’s own words, Modi’s barrister Clare Montgomery made a “compelling” argument against his continued imprisonment while he awaits trial in his extradition case and submitted that her client was willing to abide by any stringent conditions as long as he did not have to be lodged in the “unliveable” Wandsworth prison cell. “His experience in custody has been vivid and damaging,” said Montgomery, as she sought to counter the evidence put forward by the Indian authorities. A team from the Enforcement Directorate (ED) and Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) as well as the High Commission of India were present in court. PTIlast_img read more

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