Paky ring road plan

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Hawks power past Leafs in Game one of Murdoch Final

first_imgThe Beaver Valley Nitehawks continued their red-hot post-season play, scoring five unanswered goals to stop the Nelson Leafs 5-2 in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Playoff action Saturday night at the NDCC Arena.The Nitehawks, winners of five straight playoff games after sweeping Grand Forks Border Bruins during the Murdoch Semi-Final round, take a 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven Murdoch Division Finals. Game two is Sunday in Nelson.Before the fans settled in following the Canadian National Anthem, the Leafs opened the scoring. Tyler Nypower skated in on the Hawks’ goal before beating Noah Decottingnies high to the glove side giving the Leafs an early 1-0 lead.However, less than 30 seconds later Beaver Valley tied the game as Paul Leroux scored his first of three in the game, beating Leaf netminder Caiden Kreitz with a quick, high shot.Before the period ended, Beaver Valley took the lead for good, converting on the power play eight seconds after Andrew Gates was whistled for an elbowing penalty.Leroux, with his second of the game, slid the puck past Kreitz thanks to some slick passing by the Nitehawks.Beaver Valley then opened a two-goal lead seconds into the middle frame when Nolan Corrado re-directed a goal-mouth pass from Bradley Ross. Luke Recchi and Leroux also scored in the period to chase Leaf starter Caiden Kreitz to the bench in favour of back-up Hunter Young.Cole Wyatt scored for the Leafs in the third period.GAME NOTES: More than 800 fans attended the opening game of the Murdoch Finals. . . . Paul Leroux and Michael Hagen each finished the game with three points for the Nitehawks. . . . Cole Wyatt for Nelson and Leroux for the Nitehawks earned Game Stars. . . .Nelson outshot Beaver Valley 29-21. . . .Reid Wilson missed a penalty shot for Nelson in the second period. . . . Kimberley Dynamiters own a 2-0 lead in the Eddie Mountain Final. Game three is Sunday in Fernie.last_img read more

Kittel the leader of the pack on streets of London

first_imgBy Martyn HermanGermany’s Marcel Kittel produced another show of raw power to win his second stage of this year’s Tour de France on Monday, storming down The Mall for a comfortable victory.With his Giant-Shimano team setting a searing pace at the front of the peloton as it snaked around some of London’s most well-known landmarks, Kittel burst to the line at the end of the 155-km third stage, a flat run from Cambridge.Slovakia’s Peter Sagan was second with Australian Mark Renshaw, Omega Pharma-Quick Step’s main sprinter in the absence of Mark Cavendish who crashed out on Saturday, third.While Kittel tightened his early grip on the sprinters’ green jersey, Italian Vincenzo Nibali will wear the yellow one as the race leaves Britain for France after one of the most memorable starts in its history.Nibali, one of the biggest threats to Britain’s reigning champion Chris Froome, finished comfortably in the pack to retain his two-second lead.Despite losing nearly 20 minutes in the overall standings during a brutal day of climbing in Yorkshire on Sunday, Kittel crosses the Channel with fond memories of Britain, having also won a bunch sprint in Harrogate on Saturday.With the chimes of Big Ben ringing out and thousands of people watching, many of them office workers enjoying extended lunch breaks, Kittel’s performance just around the corner from Buckingham Palace was impeccable.“My job was 500 metres long but the biggest fight was already over,” the 26-year-old, who took his total of Tour stage wins to six, said of the work of his team mates.“Because of the rain, everybody was scared. But I didn’t let myself be disturbed and it’s a great day for us.”After two dramatic days in the spectacular scenery of Yorkshire, Monday’s stage was a chance for the peloton to take stock and conserve some energy as the race meandered around the Essex countryside in pleasant sunshine.There were still incidents, though, and 2010 winner Andy Schleck crashed on the approaches to the city.“I was very unlucky, it was not even raining,” the Luxembourg rider, who is two minutes 24 seconds behind the race leader, said. “One guy moved from the left to the right and I could not really avoid him and went straight down at high speed.“I lost a bit of skin on the road. On the right side, on the arm, the hip and the ribs. I guess it was my own fault.”Frenchman Jean-Marc Bideau, who was in the sole breakaway with Czech Jan Barta, won the day’s intermediate sprint.They were both reeled in as the race reached central London.The Tour moves into France on Tuesday with a 163.5-km stage from Le Touquet to Lille.last_img read more

Cyprus arrest linked to Belgian raids for match-fixing (Updated)

first_imgA 52-year-old man was arrested in Nicosia in connection with Wednesday’s Belgian police raid on soccer clubs across the country in which the coach of champions Club Bruges, two top agents and others were detained for questioning about financial fraud and possible match-fixing.A total of 44 searches were carried out at top Belgian clubs and residences, federal prosecutors said in a statement. At the same time, searches of 13 houses also took place in France, Luxembourg, Cyprus, Montenegro, Serbia and Macedonia.Belgium’s “Big Three” clubs — Anderlecht of Brussels, Standard Liege and Bruges — all confirmed their premises had been searched. Bruges said their Croatian coach Ivan Leko was also taken in for questioning. The club are competing in the Champions League against Atletico Madrid, Monaco and Borussia Dortmund.The arrest in Nicosia followed a search of the man’s house and three offices he is believed to be involved with in Nicosia and the Famagusta district, following a European Investigation Order, issued by Belgium.More than 15 police officers participated in the operation in Cyprus in the presence of two Belgian investigators who were on the island to coordinate the raids launched simultaneously in several countries.The 52-year-old, a European national living permanently in Cyprus, is to be extradited to Belgium.Police seized from his home and offices two laptops, four computers, two tablets and a large number of documents. The establishments in question are not betting shops, police said.The search and arrest were “part of investigations launched in Belgium in connection with forgery and circulation of documents, tax evasion and money laundering,” the Cyprus police said. These offences are believed to have taken place mostly in Belgium, but also other EU counties, including Cyprus, between 2012 and 2018.Belgian prosecutors said the searches were related to an investigation launched at the end of 2017 into suspect financial transactions in the top Belgian league, with possible charges of criminal organisation, money laundering and corruption.Some agents were suspected of hiding commissions on transfers, players’ pay and other payments from the Belgian authorities, the prosecutors said.“During the investigation there were indications of possible influencing of matches in the 2017-2018 season,” the prosecutors said.The searches come after Belgium reached the World Cup semi-finals. Most of the national team squad now play abroad but previously played in the Belgian premier league, which is a major feeder of players for top European club sides.Some of the house searches were carried out at the homes of club directors, soccer agents, referees, a former lawyer, a trainer, journalists and at an accountancy office.“A large number of people have been deprived of their liberty and taken in for a thorough interrogation,” the prosecutors said, adding that a judge would later decide who should be held in custody or formally arrested.The searches abroad were chiefly at offices and residences of people used to set up the suspect transactions, the prosecutors said.last_img read more

Apollon crash out of Europa League

first_imgApollon collapsed within a six-minute period in the second half of the game and conceded three goals to PSV Eindhoven, crashing out of the Europa League 7-0 on aggregate having lost the first leg by the 3-0 mark. PSV had added a fourth in the final minute of the game.The game followed the same pattern as the first game in the Phillip Stadium with Apollon controlling play and creating the better chances but unable to convert any of them.PSV were not in such a charitable mood and opened the score with their first clear-cut opportunity through Mohammed Ihattaren in the 72nd minute. Costas Mitroglou and Donyell Mallen added two more in a six-minute spell while Mallen got his second of the game just before the final whistle.PSV were the second Dutch team to knock out a Cypriot one this week following Ajax’s triumph over Apoel in the Champions League playoffs on Wednesday night.last_img read more

Neighborhood Council meetings

first_imgNorth Hills West Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. July 18 in Building 22 at the Sepulveda VA, 16111 Plummer St., North Hills. Call (818) 893-8613 or see www.northhillswest.org. Encino Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. July 25, Encino Community Center, 4935 Balboa Blvd., Encino. Call (818) 255-1040 or see www.encinocouncil.org. Canoga Park Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. July 25, Canoga Park Community Center, 7248 Owensmouth Ave., Canoga Park. Call (818) 346-4892. Panorama City Neighborhood Council, 6:30 p.m. July 26 in the second floor meeting room at the Mission Community Hospital medical building, 14860 Roscoe Blvd., Panorama City. Call (818) 785-9355. Granada Hills North Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. July 30, Van Gogh Elementary School, 17160 Van Gogh St., Granada Hills.. Call (818) 831-0578.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Sunland-Tujunga Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Mount Gleason Middle School, 10965 Mount Gleason Ave., Sunland. Call (818) 951-7411. Chatsworth Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Lawrence Middle School, 10100 Variel Ave., Chatsworth. Call (818) 464-3511 or see www.chatsworthcouncil.org. North Hollywood North East Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. Thursday in the recreation room at the Park Plaza Apartments, 6755 Rhodes Ave., North Hollywood. Call (818) 982-2174. Reseda Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. July 16, Canoas Banquet Hall, 18136 Sherman Way, Reseda. Call (818) 832-7540 or see www.resedacouncil.org. Arleta Neighborhood Council, 6:30 p.m. July 17 in the auditorium at Beachy Elementary School, 9757 Beachy Ave., Arleta. Call (818) 892-2457. Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council, 6:30 p.m. today in the auditorium at Sherman Oaks Elementary School, 14755 Greenleaf St., Sherman Oaks. Call (818) 503-2399 or see www.shermanoaksnc.org. Winnetka Neighborhood Council, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Valley Village, 20830 Sherman Way, Winnetka. Call (818) 676-9766 or see www.winnetkanc.com. Van Nuys Neighborhood Council, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in Room 1B at the Marvin Braude Constituent Service Center, 6262 Van Nuys Blvd., Van Nuys. Call (818) 374-9884. Woodland Hills-Warner Center Neighborhood Council, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the multi-purpose room at Woodland Hills Academy , 20800 Burbank Blvd., Woodland Hills. Call (818) 484-3270 or see www.whcouncil.org. last_img read more

Whittier man flees after police chase

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2The woman and 3-year-old girl were found uninjured in the vehicle in the mall’s parking lot. The incident began when the couple stopped at a liquor store after the woman had picked up Otero to give him a ride home. Otero began drinking heavily and the couple got into an argument, Zuhlke said. To avoid the argument, the woman got out of the car and was about to grab the child from the backseat when she saw Otero move to the driver’s side. She proceeded to jump into the backseat with the child. Otero sped away, at one point threatening to drive the car into a tree, said Zuhlke. The woman made the 9-1-1 call at 5:42 p.m. and police soon spotted the vehicle and began their pursuit, which reached speeds up to 60 mph traveling along city streets, Zuhlke said. Zuhlke added that when caught, Otero could face several charges, including child endangerment and making terrorist threats. WHITTIER – A Whittier man who led police on a seven-mile chase with his girlfriend and their daughter in the backseat ducked into a department store and slipped away Wednesday night. Police conducted an extensive search of the two-story building, but were unable to locate the suspect, who may have exited through a side door, officials said. Ariel Otero, 45, was being pursued by police in response to a 9-1-1 call placed by his girlfriend from inside the car, described as a four-door silver Infiniti G35, said Officer Jason Zuhlke of the Whittier Police Department. After losing sight of the vehicle, officers were flagged down by witnesses who saw Otero leave the car and run into the JCPenney store at the Whittwood Town Center, said Zuhlke, who added that the store was subsequently evacuated. 160Want 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

Attack near U.S. Embassy kills 16

first_imgKABUL, Afghanistan – In the most brazen attack yet on Kabul’s heavily guarded center, a car bomber rammed into an American Humvee outside the U.S. Embassy on Friday, killing 16 other people, including two U.S. soldiers. It was the Afghan capital’s deadliest suicide attack since the 2001 toppling of the Taliban. A purported Taliban spokesman, Qari Yousaf Ahmadi, claimed responsibility for the attack, according to the privately run Pajhwok Afghan News Agency. Ahmadi’s exact ties to the Taliban leadership are unclear. The morning blast spewed body parts and pieces of U.S. military uniforms across a major road and into trees that were set ablaze by the explosion – part of the worst spate of violence in Afghanistan since the collapse of the hard-line Islamic regime. The attack shattered what had been a typically peaceful Muslim sabbath in the war-ravaged capital and revealed the lingering vulnerability of foreign troops, local forces and Afghan civilians to terrorist attacks almost five years after a pro-American government was installed. Attacks in central Kabul have been rare in comparison with areas on the edge of the city and in the country’s south. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhy these photogenic dumplings are popping up in Los AngelesAbout 20,000 NATO soldiers and a similar number of U.S. forces are trying to crush the emboldened insurgency, mainly in southern Afghanistan. Taliban holdouts have been turning to Iraqi-style tactics – including increasing numbers of suicide bombings – to try to derail the government of President Hamid Karzai. In a statement, the Afghan president said “today’s heinous act of terrorism is against the values of Islam and humanity.” The attack in Kabul took place as many Afghans were commemorating the assassination of anti-Taliban commander Ahmad Shah Massood, who was killed in an al-Qaida suicide bombing two days before the Sept.11 attacks in the United States. Friday’s explosion went off at 10:20a.m. just 150 feet from the landmark Massood Square, which leads to the main gate of the heavily fortified U.S. Embassy compound. It tore a 6-foot-wide crater into the road and left body parts, Muslim prayer caps, floppy khaki-color military hats and shoes scattered over a wide area. Najibullah Faizi, 25, saw a blue Toyota Corolla driven by a young, heavyset man speed past another car on the inside lane before slamming into one of two U.S. Humvees in a convoy. “I fell to the ground after the blast. American soldiers started shooting at another car nearby. There was smoke and flames everywhere,” Faizi said. The blast sent a plume of brown smoke spiraling hundreds of feet into the sky and tore apart one of the Humvees, blowing it onto what had been its roof and turning it into twisted, flaming hulk of metal. All that remained of the bomb-packed car was its front end, which was covered in flames some 60 feet away. A foot and ankle – apparently the attacker’s – was thrown 100 feet farther. Angry residents condemned the bombing and demanded militants end attacks in heavily populated areas. “This is a cowardly action that terrorists always take. They don’t care if it is a residential area, government area or military area,” resident Mohammed Hayder Nangahari said. Pharmacist Nawid Paidar, 31, said the killing of children, men and women in terrorist attacks was inhumane, and he blamed militants crossing from Pakistan for the latest bombing. “The Americans should execute those who organize terrorist attacks as a lesson to others,” Paidar said as he removed pieces of wood and other debris from his storefront. Pakistani President Gen. Pervez Musharraf visited Kabul this week for talks with Karzai. The leaders, both key allies of U.S. forces hunting Osama bin Laden along their vast, tribal-dominated frontier, vowed to improve cooperation to defeat the “common enemy” of terrorism. The blast’s force shattered every window in a five-story, Soviet-era apartment block facing the bomb scene, spraying shards of glass over children eating their breakfasts and women cleaning their cramped homes.160Want 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 much every Premier League side earned in prize money from the 2018/19 season

first_img Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January Real Madrid ‘offer’ Isco to Chelsea in bid to ‘make room’ for Tottenham star Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT LATEST PREMIER LEAGUE NEWS REAL DEAL 6. Manchester United – £28.8million5. Arsenal – £30.7million4. Tottenham Hotspur – £32.6million3. Chelsea – £34.6million no dice Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City deals It was another successful season for Sean Dyche and Burnley gameday cracker tense 6 2. Liverpool – £36.5million1. Manchester City – £38.4million(Figures according to Daily Express) 6 shining 6 Wolves enjoyed a fantastic return to the top flight Manchester City clinched the Premier League title after an enthralling season in the English top-flight.Despite recording a record 97 points, Liverpool could not usurp Pep Guardiola’s men from the top of the table.center_img It was a miserable season for Huddersfield Town after their relegation was confirmed, with Cardiff City and Fulham returning to the Championship instantaneously.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer experienced the highs and lows of management with a rather limp end to Manchester United’s season overshadowing his terrific start.There were no such struggles from Wolverhampton Wanderers, who qualified for the Europa League ahead of Everton and Leicester City.And Manuel Pellegrini secured a top ten finish against the odds for West Ham United, while the future of Rafael Benitez at Newcastle United remains unclear. 6 10. West Ham United – £21.1million9. Leicester City – £23.1million8. Everton – £25million7. Wolverhampton Wanderers – £26.9million 6 Fulham were relegated at the start of April Manchester City were crowned Premier League champions after beating Brighton Pep Guardiola lead Manchester City to successive Premier League titles Getty 6 Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars West Ham pipped Watford to a top half finish Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card 18. Cardiff City – £5.8million17. Brighton and Hove Albion – £7.7million16. Southampton – £9.6million15. Burnley – £11.5million huge blow Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury 14. Bournemouth – £13.4million13. Newcastle United – £15.4million12. Crystal Palace – £17.3million11. Watford – £19.2million REVEALED So how much did your team earn from the Premier League alone?Scroll down to see the prize money achieved by your team based on the final table position.20. Huddersfield Town – £1.9million19. Fulham – £3.8millionlast_img read more

When does the Premier League season start? Dates and times for opening games

first_img appointed GETTY Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update OFF statement Chelsea fan arrested for allegedly racially abusing Heung-min Son FAREWELL Manchester City won the Premier League last season Matic one of two players for sale with ‘two Premier League clubs’ interested BIG PRESENTS UP TOP latest It promises to be an equally dramatic summer with a host of clubs needing to reinforce their squads or even revamp them completely.The 20 Premier League sides will need to get their business done quick as the transfer window will shut at 5pm on Thursday, August 8.That means they will be a host of new faces on show when the new season bursts into life. When does the Premier League 2019/20 season start?The 2019/20 Premier League season gets under way on Friday, August 9 with Liverpool welcoming Norwich to Anfield.City will start their title defence a day later at West Ham in the lunchtime kick-off, with the opening weekend’s marquee fixture seeing Manchester United host Chelsea on Sunday.The final day of the campaign will be on Sunday, May 17, 2020.The league has now confirmed the entire fixture list for the new season and you can find out every game here.  TROPHY Getty Redknapp calls Son ‘petulant’, but Holloway says red card for Rudiger kick was ‘soft’ Ian Holloway thinks Arsenal have made a mistake in hiring Mikel Arteta Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January Spurs investigation into alleged racial abuse of Rudiger is so far ‘inconclusive’ Liverpool update ‘Champions Wall’ after ending 2019 as European and world champions LATEST PREMIER LEAGUE NEWS update What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas deals Premier League clubs up and down the country are busy preparing for the new season.Manchester City were crowned top-flight champions in May, holding off the challenge from Liverpool to claim their second successive title in dramatic fashion.At the other end of the table, Cardiff, Fulham and Huddersfield suffered relegation and have now been replaced by Aston Villa, Norwich and Sheffield United. Steve Round reveals how Mikel Arteta convinced him to join Arsenal staff 2 Who will win the Premier League title next season? 2 rookie error Premier League 2019/20 opening fixturesFriday, August 9Liverpool vs Norwich – 8pmSaturday, August 10West Ham vs Man City – 12.30pm (LIVE ON TALKSPORT)Bournemouth vs Sheffield United – 3pmBurnley vs Southampton – 3pmCrystal Palace vs Everton – 3pmLeicester vs Wolves – 3pmWatford vs Brighton – 3pmTottenham vs Aston Villa – 5.30pm (LIVE ON TALKSPORT)(Live 3pm game on talkSPORT TBC)Sunday, August 11Arsenal vs Newcastle – 2pmMan United vs Chelsea– 4.30pmlast_img read more