Predators have successful weekend in exhibition series

first_imgFirst Period goals:Payton Bowen, with an assist from Jordyn Larson & Hannah PiketPayton Bowen, with an assist from Hannah Piket & Kasey DitnerBeth Connelly, unassisted goalSecond Period goals:Jerzi Westgate, with an assist from Bralin WillichMadison Fell, with an assist from Mikayla LoewenJordyn Larson, unassisted goalPayton Bowen – for the Hat Trick, with an assist from Beth Connelly & Jordyn LarsonThird Period goals:Payton Bowen, with an assist from Beth Connelly & Kendra BowenMadison Fell, with an assist from Jerzi Westgate & Kasey DitnerPredators goals from Sunday:First Period goals:Advertisement Predators coach Rob Larson was quite happy with this weekend’s outcome.“In the first game, we played pretty well. Sunday’s game was a lot tighter, there was a lot of penalties in that game so it was hard to get any flow going”, said Larson.Up next, the Predators will be heading to Fort Saskatchewan for a tournament on November 3 and 4.Predators goals from Saturday:Advertisement Jerzi Westgate, with an assist from Jaycee Bird & Kasey DitnerMadison Fell, with an assist from Payton Rogers & Jaycee BirdSecond Period goals:Payton Rogers, with an assist from Payton Bowen & Jordyn LarsonThird Period goals:Payton Bowen, with an assist from Kendra BowenPayton Bowen, with an assist from Bralin WillichHannah Piket, unassisted goalcenter_img FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Northeast B.C. Predators female hockey team had quite the weekend as they went against the Beaverlodge as part of an exhibition series.On Saturday, the Predators hosted Beaverlodge at the North Peace Arena winning the game 9-1.Payton Bowen was voted Most Valuable Player of the game.- Advertisement -On Sunday, the Predators travelled to Hythe for the second game of the series against the Beaverlodge.The game was tough as many penalties were given to both teams throughout gameplay. In the end, the Predators did manage to win the game 6-4.Jerzi Westgate was voted Most Valuable Player of the game.Advertisementlast_img read more

49ers mailbag: Is wild-card path truly bad for road-tested team?

first_imgSANTA CLARA — Week 16 brings with it the 49ers’ regular-season home finale, against the Los Angeles Rams on Saturday night. Ideally, the 49ers would like to host their first playoff game in Levi’s Stadium history three weeks later. Ideally, we should cut to the chase and unveil this week’s mailbag via my Instagram and Twitter questionnaires:Given the 49ers record on the road, could a wild-card spot be a blessing in disguise? (@geoffcast)Nope. The wild-card road is brutal. Just recall the …last_img

Norwegian cycling star signs with MTN-Qhubeka

first_img28 August 2014Team MTN-Qhubeka announced a major signing on Thursday, with Edvald Boasson Hagen, a stage winner in both the Tour de France and Giro d’Italia, set to join the South African cycling outfit on a two-year contract.The Norwegian star will part ways with the high profile British team, Team Sky, for whom he has raced for the last five years.‘New challenges’“It’s been five great seasons with Team Sky, but the time has come to seek new challenges,” Boasson Hagen said in a statement.“MTN-Qhubeka has a very good platform and a framework that fits me very well, so I’m sure this is a very good choice for the next seasons.‘Several options’Detailing his decision to join MTN-Qhubeka, the Norwegian ace said: “I’ve had several options for the future, among them also World Tour teams, but after some consideration this is the team I most of all want to ride for in the future. They are upgrading the team for next season, but already this year they have received wild cards for most of the races I would like to do next year.“The team takes part in the Vuelta right now, which is their first Grand Tour. For next year they are targeting the Tour [de France], so I feel safe about the race program, and I really look forward to focus on new goals in the MTN-Qhubeka jersey.“I have seen the African riders race this year and I hope to help them with my experience as they are great talents. The other thing I really enjoy is this team does not just race for themselves but for a charity.”‘Really excited’MTN-Qhubeka Team Principal Douglas Ryder was thrilled with his team’s new signing. “We are really excited to welcome Edvald Boasson Hagen into Team MTN-Qhubeka,” Ryder said.“We believe he is one of the best riders in the world and we look forward to seeing him achieve great results for himself, as well as mentor our young African talents. We want to become one of the best teams in the world to assist the African riders to get into the biggest races in cycling and this is a huge step in that direction.“In the last two years of racing as a Pro Continental team we have seen our riders develop and perform really well. The team has come a long way because the riders love the opportunities they are getting and they try and make every opportunity count.”last_img read more

Fashion Women’s Crystal Rhinestone Beads Headband Hair Band – Lovely hairband

first_imgThis is a wonderful hair band it appears to be like beautiful on quite great band would get once again would give it ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.Awesome headband quite very good benefit for the money.So be expecting some time) and seems much superior than i anticipated. Arrived in time (take note it is from china, so hope some time) and seems significantly far better than i anticipated.Nice Quality HeadbandIs slightly bigger band than most but much better if you ask me as dose not slip up Great decorative hair pieceNice and large enough for my head not to hurtCrystal hair bandLovely hairband Stunning nicely designed hairband with crystal design.I merely cherished this and wore it most summer months times. I just beloved this and wore it most summer months times. You can gown it up or down. Very well built things , wish there were a lot more color to chose from.Features of Fashion Women’s Crystal Rhinestone Beads Headband Hair BandPackage included: 1 x Hair bandPerimeter: Total length approx 19.6inch(50cm) with elastic bandLovely headband, appears to be fantastic in my hair.Lovely item applying with a medieval costume for a jousting occasion.Actually quite headband, only want my hair would search as nice.Not the exact same color as in picture desired a golden search but it came silver.Charming product, appears to be pricey, fits superbly.I’ve requested two extra for my nieces.Very and does what i want it to do.Really headband, a lot quicker shipping than expected.Low-cost and still interesting.Really like it and it appears to be like charming.Took about a month to arrive but it is really stunning and value the wait around x.Arrived significantly faster than anticipated and looks fab. Great and big plenty of for my head not to hurt. Pleasant and large sufficient for my head not to hurt. Some i discover too tight on my significant head.Very quite and snug and not in the the very least tight on the head.A lot of charming compliments, excellent for the price tag.Is slightly more substantial band than most but considerably greater if you check with me as dose not slip up. Is a little more substantial band than most but substantially much better if you question me as dose not slip up the back again of head right after a shorter put on. Adjusted commences is wonderful but has snapped immediately after four instances of carrying.Goes truly perfectly with a christmas gown i. Goes really perfectly with a christmas costume i bought. Amazing worth n adds a little bit of sparkle to any outfit.last_img read more

Denman No-Damage Elastic E-Bright Hairbands – they are nice strong bands and the colours are great

first_imgNice colours, more interesting than black i think. Nice colours, more interesting than black i think, & are lasting well with daily usage on my long thick hair. I’ll definitely use this brand again when i need stuff like this. They are nice strong bands and the colours are great. These bands are exactly as described but with my thin weak hair they were not really what i was after. That being said, they are nice strong bands and the colours are great. Nice colours, more interesting than black i think. Nice colours, more interesting than black i think, & are lasting well with daily usage on my long thick hair. I’ll definitely use this brand again when i need stuff like this. they are nice strong bands and the colours are greatNice colours, more interesting than black I thinkIt’s worth paying more. Recommended SummaryReviewer Nathalie DuboisReview Date2017-11-30 11:57:44Reviewed Item Denman No-Damage Elastic E-Bright Hairbands, Large, 18-Piece, Multi-ColourRating 5.0 / 5  stars, based on  3  reviewsPrice£5.02 No they’re not the cheapest but they work out that way as they need replacing less. They have no metal bits like some other makes so there’s no hair catching or breaking. I put a lot of strain on these and have had none fray or break. As a bonus these are bright and colourful to match various outfits. No they’re not the cheapest but they work out that way as they need replacing less. They have no metal bits like some other makes so there’s no hair catching or breaking. I put a lot of strain on these and have had none fray or break. As a bonus these are bright and colourful to match various outfits. Features of Denman No-Damage Elastic E-Bright Hairbands, Large, 18-Piece, Multi-ColourLarge no damage elastic hair bobblesMakes you attractive, charming and fashionableProvides good gripGreat for holding your hair in placeLightweight and comfortable to wear They are nice strong bands and the colours are great. These bands are exactly as described but with my thin weak hair they were not really what i was after. That being said, they are nice strong bands and the colours are great. last_img read more

a month agoMan City boss Guardiola on Liverpool hacking scandal: We’re all bugged

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man City boss Guardiola on Liverpool hacking scandal: We’re all buggedby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City boss Pep Guardiola says everyone is bugged after responding to their hacking scandal.In 2013, City’s online scouting network had been hacked by a rival Premier League club who accessed their database of player targets.The Scout 7 system was password protected – but City believe their network was illegally accessed.It’s emerged in The Times that Liverpool are believed to have made City a £1million payment in a confidential settlement of the data breach.Guardiola said: “Today there are not secrets any more. Look what happened in the big governments in the states and Russia and everywhere everyone knows it.“No secrets anymore. You want to keep a secret? Don’t tell to a friend, on devices or mobile phone, today anything can happen.” last_img read more

Saudi cleric says women driver ban guards against evil

first_imgRiyad- The grand mufti of Saudi Arabia said a ban on women driving in the conservative Gulf state protects society from “evil”, in remarks published in the press on Thursday.Sheikh Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah al-Sheikh, in a speech delivered Wednesday in the western city of Medina, said the issue of giving women the right to drive should not be “one of society’s major concerns”.The kingdom’s most senior cleric called for “the matter to be considered from the perspective of protecting society from evil” which, according to him, included letting women drive. His comments came as activists said they had been assured by Interior Minister Prince Mohammed bin Nayef that authorities were reassessing the controversial Saudi ban on women drivers.“Rest assured that the issue is being discussed, and expect a good outcome,” the minister was quoted as saying on Wednesday by Aziza al-Yusef, who met him along with fellow activist Hala al-Dosari.The absolute monarchy is the only country in the world where women are barred from driving, a regulation that has drawn condemnation from the international community.Prince Mohammed stressed that the ban was “a matter to be decided by the legislative authority”, Yusef told AFP.Saudi Arabia has an all-appointed consultative Shura Council, with no elected parliament. The council makes recommendations to the government, but the king remains the absolute legislator.“We expect a royal decree that gives us this right,” Yusef said.At least 16 women were stopped by police during a driving protest day last month, and were fined and forced along with their male guardians to promise to obey the kingdom’s laws.In addition to the driving ban, Saudi women are forced to cover themselves from head to toe and need permission from a male guardian to travel, work and marry.last_img read more

Four Islamists killed south of Algiers ministry

first_imgALGIERS – The Algerian army killed four armed Islamists overnight in an ambush south of the capital, the defence ministry announced Thursday.“During an operation carried out by a unit of the ANP (Algerian army)… four terrorists were eliminated at around midnight, during an ambush” on a road near Berrouaghia, in the Medea region, 120 kilometres (75 miles) south of Algiers, the ministry said.Weapons recovered by the soldiers included a Kalashnikov assault rifle, a Simonov semi-automatic rifle and two grenades. Last week, the ministry said two jihadist militants were killed in a mountainous part of Medea, which was a heartland of the Islamist insurrection during the devastating civil war of the 1990s.Violence attributed to Islamists has declined considerably in recent years.But groups affiliated with Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb continue to attack strategic targets in the eastern Kabylie region, around the capital and in the south, where around 40 hostages were killed during the siege of a remote desert gas plant one year ago.last_img read more

UN High Commissioner for human rights to visit Morocco next month

first_imgRabat – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, will pay an official visit to Morocco next May, Morocco’s ambassador and permanent representative at the UN office in Geneva, Omar Hilale, announced this Tuesday. The announcement was made by the diplomat during MAP’s forum themed “Morocco’s commitment for human rights”.last_img

All 32 NFL teams on hand to watch 2015 Ohio State pro

Now former-OSU wide receiver Devin Smith speaks to the media at the 2015 Allstate Sugar Bowl. Smith is projected as a first round draft pick by many experts. Credit: Mark Batke / Photo editorFor some, pro day is a way to improve on subpar performances in certain events at the NFL Scouting Combine. For others, it is a time to introduce yourself, both personally and through your play, to the NFL scouts and coaches on hand.No matter what the goal was, the 10 former Ohio State players currently entered in the 2015 NFL draft had a chance to reach it Friday morning with OSU’s annual pro day event at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center.At one end of the spectrum is wide receiver Devin Smith, who currently projects as a first-round pick in many mock drafts. Smith, who performed at the combine in Indianapolis last month, said he was using the opportunity to show off some of the finer points of his skill set.“I was really just trying to hush the critics of me, that I’m only able to run one route,” Smith said. “I thought it was really important to go out there and run all the routes, show them that I’ve improved and can run all the routes.”Smith said in addition to route running, he wanted to be able to showcase his ability to corral the ball on a regular basis.“A lot of teams felt that I’m not very consistent with my hands, so I made sure I did that,” he said. “I put a lot of work and training into working on my hands and my coordination.”On the other end, offensive lineman Darryl Baldwin, who was not a starter for coach Urban Meyer until his redshirt-senior season, looked to get his name out there and get one step closer to the NFL.“You just try to start one year, and now you’re here trying to impress NFL teams,” Baldwin said. “It’s great. It’s a dream come true.”Despite a total of 76 representatives from the NFL in attendance at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center, including members of all 32 teams, Baldwin said he was able to block out most of the pressure coming from the most important job interview of his life.“I didn’t (feel the pressure). After we got the bench out of the way, and the first 40 (yard dash), I was just more relaxed and everything just seemed better,” Baldwin said.Among the 76 NFL representatives in attendance were Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin and offensive coordinator Todd Haley, Cincinnati Bengals coach Marvin Lewis and Minnesota Vikings general manager and OSU alumnus Rick Spielman.Tomlin was accompanied by current Pittsburgh and former OSU linebacker Ryan Shazier.Another participant Friday was cornerback Doran Grant. Grant said he has attended past pro days to support his teammates, but he still did not know exactly what to expect.“You’re the performer. You’re the one doing the workout. You’re the one interviewing for the job with all this NFL personnel,” Grant said. “I was looking at (redshirt-sophomore cornerback) Eli (Apple), how he was watching at me, and I said, ‘That’s how I used to be.’”Grant said he is still not sure where he might go in the draft. The Akron native said all that matters to him is making an NFL roster, in any capacity.He said has talked to the Oakland Raiders, Dallas Cowboys, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Steelers, amongst other organizations.Baldwin said he does not know what the future will hold for him, but he appreciates days like Friday to give him a chance to work toward his dream.“Whether it’s going late-round draft or free agent, it doesn’t really matter to me. Just getting the chances,” he said.Baldwin was not aware of his numbers Friday, as they were not released to attendees outside of the scouts, but said he believes he performed well. The Solon, Ohio, product said he has an interview scheduled with the Carolina Panthers at the end of the month.While 2013 OSU graduates such as offensive lineman Marcus Hall, wide receiver Chris Fields and kicker Drew Basil made their returns to the WHAC on Friday, so did one player who has been away for quite a bit longer.Troy Smith, who won the Heisman Trophy in 2006 as a senior at OSU, returned to throw passes in receiving drills for tight end Jeff Heuerman and receivers Evan Spencer, Fields and Devin Smith.Devin Smith said it was a good experience to work with the former NFL starting quarterback.“It was great. Having a Heisman Trophy winner come out here and really giving us a good look, so we appreciate it and, and he’s always wanted to do stuff for us,” he said.In addition to Devin Smith, Baldwin, Heuerman, Spencer and Grant, the other recent OSU graduates participating Friday were defensive linemen Michael Bennett and Steve Miller, kicker Kyle Clinton, long snapper Russell Doup and linebacker Curtis Grant.Doran Grant said, while he enjoys the pressure and intensity of the pre-draft workouts, he is getting restless waiting for the draft to begin April 30.“It’s been just like everybody told us,” he said. “They said it’s a long process. That’s what makes it hard, is how long from January until draft day. That’s the hardest part, the wait.” read more