Huskies back at .500 with win over Blades, turn attention to Navigators

first_imgAssistant coach Jeremy Clothier said the rink in Beaverlodge presents challenges but the Huskies cashed in on their chances and came away with the two points.“Beaverlodge is always a tough rink to play in because it’s quite a bit smaller than any other rink that we play in, in the league so they like to jam it up. I felt our boys moved the puck well and created some opportunities early in the game but we didn’t capitalize early but it came later in the game.” he stated.A win for the Huskies was key given the team’s upcoming schedule. They have three straight games against the North Peace Navigators including two this weekend, then a home date against the always tough Grande Prairie JDA Kings. The good thing of the Huskies is that three of those four games will be played on home ice.- Advertisement -“It would obviously be nice to get two wins out of it but they’re going to be tough. They’re always tough. They’re well coached but if we play like we have been the past couple of weeks here, everything seems to be getting a little bit better every game,” he explained. “Our defence was a little bit stronger in our own end. We cleared pucks out from out in front of the net and just competed better along the walls and in the corners.”Both games this weekend will be at the North Peace Arena with Saturday’s contest starting at 8 p.m., and Sunday’s at 1 p.m.last_img read more

Trackers look to build on lead atop Bouchier Division

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Northeast B.C./Yukon Trackers are set for their lone game of the weekend in Dawson Creek for a contest with the Fort Saskatchewan Rangers.The team is coming off two statement victories over CanAccom Division-leading Beaumont Braves and divisional opponent Peace River Royals and in doing so leapfrogged the Royals for the top spot in the Bouchier Division standings.Even though the Rangers have won three games all year the Trackers bench boss isn’t taking them lightly. “Fort Saskatchewan hasn’t won many games this year,” said head coach Gerard Dicaire. “Teams like that are tough to play against because you never know which team will show up. We will concentrate on playing a full 60 minutes game while not getting away from the game plan and falling into bad habits.”- Advertisement -Saturday’s tilt with the Rangers will be at the Kin Arena in Dawson Creek. Puck drop is at 4:45 p.m.last_img read more

You won’t believe what UEFA have done now and it will affect all Champions League games!

first_img1 Man City have been reported to UEFA for booing Champions League anthem Man City have been reported to UEFA following the booing of the Champions League anthem by fans.It is understood the matter was reported by a match delegate watching City’s victory against Sevilla at the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday night.The club has now received notification from the European governing body over the issue and the case is set to be dealt with at the next meeting of UEFA’s disciplinary body on 19 November.But many football fans think the whole thing is pretty ridiculous, as you can see from some of the tweets below.last_img

LIFESTYLE: BE INSPIRED AND GET ALL WRAPPED UP THIS WINTER

first_imgTOPSHOPFLUFFY SWING BOYFRIEND COAT €115.00Now that the weather has taken a turn it’s a good time to see what’s hot in this year’s winter coats.The rule book has been binned and bold tartans sit easily with pastel shades of sugar pink and baby blues on the hangers.As well as the perennial favourites of a military long coat, faux fur and animal print, there’s the longer length biker-style woollen coat and a puritan minimalist chic hitting the shops. Here’s a few to offer some inspiration:ASOSPU Sleeve Popper Front Coat€117.12 M&SCollection Notch Lapel Animal Print Coat with Wool€125.00 DEBENHAMSDesigner black PU trim coat €94.00  OASISTwo Tone Drape Coat €122.00  RIVER ISLANDWHITE BIKER COAT€107.00H&MCoat with quilted sleeves€ 49.95    LIFESTYLE: BE INSPIRED AND GET ALL WRAPPED UP THIS WINTER was last modified: September 16th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegal dailuDonegal DailyFashionwinter coatslast_img read more

CREESLOUGH BUSINESSMAN LAFFERTY SEES PREMISES PUT ON MARKET

first_imgTwo of the former Lafferty premises in Creeslough currently in liquidation are being been put on the market by RSM accountants and tax advisory service in Dublin.Danny Lafferty’s supermarket in Creeslough.This is the latest chapter in the ongoing saga that began last February when Danny Lafferty first sought High Court protection from creditors.The Tirconail Tribune reports that Lafferty’s Supermarket and the renowned Corncutters Rest are being sold by private treaty and will be advertised in the coming weeks. The shutters finally came down on these premises on June 11th after the High Court appointed Helen Dwyer as liquidator replacing the Letterkenny firm of Farren and Roarty.An hour later a security firm arrived into Creeslough in strength to give effect to the court order of Mr. Justice Peter Kelly.Less than two weeks earlier the Lafferty premises were put into liquidation and wound up.A spokesman for the selling agents told the Tribune they expect a strong interest in the properties given their location in a commercial setting. While a reserve price for the Corncutters has yet to be agreed we understand the auctioneer will be accepting bids of over €150,000 for the former Lafferty’s Supermarket premises. The sale is by private treaty and the premises are being sold as separate entities.Lafferty’s has never been far from the news this year: ever since the night March 4th when 1,000 people gathered in the Massinass Hall in a new initiative to ‘Save our Village’ after Danny Lafferty sought the protection of the courts from creditors.Mr. Justice Peter Kelly had appointed Seamus Farren as liquidator to Lafferty’s Creeslough Ltd in March but only on a provisional basis until June 11th. Later the Dublin based firm of RSM took over and were put in charge of the winding up process in June.The local community had rallied around the Lafferty family in a “Save our Village” campaign and at a previous hearing. Mr. Justice Kelly noted this support in deciding to grant continuing court protection.Danny Lafferty had remained upbeat and confident into the summer that the supermarket and pub could have been saved. However on June the 11th officials from the Liquidator’s office converged on the village of Creeslough and the premises were closed within one hour. CREESLOUGH BUSINESSMAN LAFFERTY SEES PREMISES PUT ON MARKET was last modified: August 22nd, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:CORNCUTTERS RESTCreesloughfor saleLAFFERTYSlast_img read more

QPR ‘on alert’ over forward

first_imgRoman Abramovich held a crisis meeting with Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas and the first-team squad at the club’s training ground on Sunday, the Daily Telegraph reports.The players were ordered to Cobham in the wake of Saturday’s dismal 2-0 defeat at Everton.Blues owner Abramovich is believed to be increasingly concerned that Chelsea could fail to qualify for the Champions League for the first time since he took ownership of the club in 2003.The Daily Mail suggest Chelsea’s players were furious after Villas-Boas cancelled their day off.The Daily Mirror say Wigan boss Roberto Martinez has put QPR on alert after admitting contract talks with Victor Moses are on hold.Rangers expressed some interest in the Latics forward during the transfer window.And The Sun pick up on Tony Fernandes’ Twitter comments following QPR’s performance at Blackburn, declaring that he branded his own players “spineless” after the 3-2 defeat.The Rangers chairman had tweeted: “Talent is one thing. Being able to cope with the pressures of talent is key.“Everyone needs a spine to take the pressures of life. We need a spine in QPR. We need fighters not just talent.”Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

The Red Queen Did Not Invent Sex

first_imgA Darwinian story just died.  One of the evolutionary stories for the origin of sex is the “Red Queen” hypothesis.  Named after a character in Alice in Wonderland, it is the idea that an organism must continually change just to stay the same, like running and getting nowhere.  Technically, it states that “sexual reproduction is maintained because it improves a species’ ability to respond to a changing biotic environment.”  First proposed by Van Valen in 1973, it has been a favorite among competing hypotheses for the origin of sex.    Otto and Nuismer, publishing in the May 14 issue of Science,1 investigated this hypothesis with a population genetics model and found it wanting.  Their abstract summarizes, “Our results show that species interactions typically select against sex.  We conclude that, although the Red Queen favors sex under certain circumstances, it alone does not account for the ubiquity of sex.”  (For more on the origin of sex, see 05/12/2004 commentary.)1Sarah P. Otto and Scott L. Nuismer, “Species Interactions and the Evolution of Sex,” Science, Vol 304, Issue 5673, 1018-1020, 14 May 2004, [DOI: 10.1126/science.1094072].How long do we have to watch Charlie shoot himself in the foot before we conclude he should not run for Sheriff?    Montana teachers, beware!  Do not quote this paper in biology class.  Since it casts doubt on the Darwinian paradigm, it’s against the law (see 05/13/2004 headline).(Visited 10 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Describing Star and Galaxy Growth Without Looking

first_imgAstronomers seem to know a lot about star birth and galaxy growth.  This is a strange thing, since no one has watched the process from start to finish.  Stars and galaxies are clearly observed in various shapes, sizes, and patterns.  How reliable is it to arrange them into an evolutionary sequence?    One way is with computers.  National Geographic News reported on work by astronomers at University of Edinburgh who got their computers to generate stars as spin-offs of black holes.  Imagine a gas cloud approaching a black hole.  “It begins rotating, and gas at the leading edge experiences a kickback of energy that flings it outward from the black hole and forms new stars.”  One astronomer outside the study had this to say: “As satisfying as the new results are, the case for disk fragmentation as the origin for the disk stars remains unproven.”  He pointed out that no such clouds are seen coming anywhere near the supermassive black hole assumed to exist at the center of the Milky Way.    How do galaxies grow?  That was the question asked by the title of an article on PhysOrg.  More audaciously, Science Daily added the line, “Massive Galaxies Caught in the Act of Merging.”  It seems that the European Very Large Telescope (VLT) and Hubble Space Telescope found some cluster members 4 billion light-years away that show peculiar arrangements that suggest mergers are happening.  “This discovery provides unique and powerful validation of hierarchical formation as manifested in both galaxy and cluster assembly,” the article claims.  Not only that, the astronomers claim that the stars were born 3 billion years earlier and were not affected by the mergers.Science should thrive on controversy and alternative models.  It is disturbing to see astronomers make statements that go far beyond the evidence with impunity.  Imagination may roam free among the stars, but the fact is, our bodies are stuck on Planet Earth.  Our theories should be grounded in that reality.(Visited 6 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Enactus promotes entrepreneurship, innovation

first_imgThe South African entry in the Enactus World Cup helped a small-scale fishery in KwaZulu-Natal develop and expand its operations. It was one of many projects showcased in the competition that are offering practical and innovative ways to improve quality of life around the world. . Teams from 36 countries gathered at the Sandton Convention Centre for the Enactus World Cup, a competition that judges the best social and environmental projects run by university students. (Image: Shamin Chibba) • Active citizenship in South Africa at a healthy level • Social enterprises set up to change lives • Redefining corporate social investment in South Africa • Foundation believes in the healing power of dreams • Active citizenship in South Africa at a healthy level Shamin ChibbaCreating jobs and saving the planet may seem like global goals that only governments and the United Nations have set out to achieve, but an event in Johannesburg has shown that young students can achieve the same thing, by starting local.The Enactus World Cup brought hundreds of students from 36 universities across the world to the Sandton Convention Centre, last week to showcase their innovative social and environmental projects. Held between 14 and 16 October, the world cup took on the format of a knockout sports tournament. The teams showcased the work they had done in their home towns and were judged upon the effectiveness of their campaigns.Britain’s University of Southampton edged out Brigham Young University from Hawaii to claim the top prize for its Right Light project. It set up entrepreneurs in Kenya, Uganda and Madagascar to provide solar lamps to communities. This increased income and reduced respiratory illnesses.According to competition judge Sibani Mngomezulu, Enactus is all about promoting entrepreneurship with a social focus. “It allows university students the opportunity to present projects that have a social impact. So they select projects from communities where they identify a need and they put together a project that will have an impact.”To qualify for the world cup, teams must win their respective national competitions. Enactus was initially known as Students in Free Enterprise Worldwide before it changed its name in 2012. Since its founding in 1975, it has grown to include over 70 000 students as members from more than 1 750 campuses in 36 countries. It also has held its annual world cup since 1999.Innovation is one of Brand South Africa’s key components in the nation brand hexagon which, like the Enactus World Cup aims to do, find creative ways of solving economic, social and even environmental issues. The Enactus World Cup falls in line with the National Development Plan’s educational outcome, with the former striving towards quality basic education and the latter aiming for an improved quality of life. KPMG, one of the Enactus World Cup sponsors, displayed the kind of bamboo bicycle used for the Cycle for Water initiative used by two cyclists, Theo Rohfritsch and Simon Valdenaire, who covered 25 000 kilometres on their route from France to New Zealand (Image: Shamin Chibba)South Africans’ maritime focusSouth Africa’s representatives, University of Zululand, made it to the semi-final only to be ousted by fellow African contenders Mohammedia School of Engineers from Morocco.The South Africans’ project had a maritime focus, with the intention of protecting endangered sea life while providing employment in a rural community.The team worked with Sofoco Fish Farm, a small-scale operation focused on harvesting freshwater fish for wholesale commercial purposes, and helped it develop and expand its operations.Despite improving life for KwaZulu-Natal locals, the team lost out to the Moroccans’ Breathe project. It developed two innovative technologies to provide clean and sustainable energy sources: Boron, which are ecologically friendly briquettes made out of recycled materials; and Kanoun, a cooking stove that ensures total combustion and better aeration.By replacing traditional materials, the project has saved five tons of wood and 12 tons of carbon. Over 150 units of Kanoun have been sold, resulting in a 110% increase in monthly revenues and providing clean energy for 1 431 people.last_img read more

Samsung Galaxy S II & Samsung Tab 10.1 Officially Unveiled

first_imgRole of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement sarah perez Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Just ahead of the official start of Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Samsung held its own press conference where it announced the second generation of two of its high-profile devices: the Samsung Galaxy S II smartphone and the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet computer. Neither launch was much of a surprise, considering the news had leaked online days in advance…right down to screenshots and specs. Nevertheless, Samsung still tried to pull its own variation of Apple’s “one more thing” and the end of an over-long conference in order to reveal its newest tablet.Samsung started its press conference talking stats associated with the original Galaxy S. Actually, scratch that – this is Samsung, after all – the same company that brought you “Zoll” during CES. (If you don’t know what that’s all about, check out Engadget’s archive for details of one of the most bizarre press conferences ever.) No, Samsung didn’t start with stats. It started the press conference with a live performance from an orchestra, violins and everything.  This was a show!It was also a bad sign, as it turned out. But we’re not going to review Samsung’s performance at the event (well, maybe a little) – we’re here to talk new toys.Galaxy S IIThe Samsung Galaxy S II, is the second generation of the popular Android smartphone from this manufacturer and this time around, the specs are beefed up a little.The new version will have a 4.3″ Super AMOLED Plus screen, 8 megapixel camera and 2 megapixel front-facing camera, support for 1080p video, a dual core processor, an improved 1650 mAh battery, support for HSPA+ and a lighter (116 grams), slimmer (849 mm) form factor. It will run Google Android 2.3 (“Gingerbread”) and some models will be sold with NFC built in. NFC, or near field communication, is an emerging technology that will be used in mobile payment systems designed by operators, banks and maybe even Google itself. Related Posts It’s unclear whether or not the Samsung Hubs and the experiences they offer will come downstream to the original Samsung Galaxy S phones – and the execs I talked to weren’t sure either. One even told me that there’s not a single answer to that question, because the content varies by region. (In other words, Galaxy S I owners, don’t hold your breath.)Another new feature called Samsung Live Panel offers a new take on customizable homescreen widgets that can also feature Web content, content from apps, and messages. Plus, Samsung’s Kies Air software has been updated so you can sync your phones on Windows PCs without having to tether it to the computer via USB cable – the syncing occurs over-the-air. Other new enterprise features have been added, too, like Exchange ActiveSync (for Email, Contacts, Calendar + GAL searches) support for Cisco’s VPN, WebEx, and Mobile (VoIP) services. A partnership with Sybase brings mobile device management capabilities, and, says Samsung, the phone is the first Android device to offer on-device encryption.Galaxy Tab 10.1Then there was the “one more thing” – the next gen Galaxy Tab II that was meant to be a final pick-me-up after a long, and rather embarrassing collection of cheesy PR videos that featured in no particular order a “cold” boss who turned out to be a secret kitten rescuer, a senile grandma who uses her phone to remember poetry she thinks up while in her garden, a skateboarding kid whose phone helps me make friends in a new city and an Indian fashion designer who likes taking pictures of saris. No really, it was painful. YouTube it. I swear at one point I thought the execs were actually messing with us, an audience of tech press, many of whom were operating off one hour’s sleep (*cough, cough*), especially when they came out at the end of each video and asked, “Now, wasn’t that wonderful?” I was sure that this was, in fact, some form of parody.In any event, the Galaxy Tab 10.1’s reveal was also as expected, except for the name – it’s actually the Galaxy Tab 10.1, not the Galaxy Tab II as previously thought. Its name refers to the screen size, of course. It also has a Tegra 2 processor, 8 megapixel camera, support for HD playback and recording (Full HD, 1080p) and will come in both 16 GB and 32 GB sizes. It will also run Android 3.0 (“Honeycomb”).center_img No exact details on pricing or U.S. launch dates on either of these devices, but they will be coming to Asia and parts of Europe in March. And no, original Galaxy Tab owners, you won’t be receiving a Honeycomb upgrade – ever – due to hardware limitations.Oh yes, and there were some stats announced somewhere in between the orchestra and the awful videos. We were told Samsung sold 25 million smartphones and tablets during 2010, 10 million of which were Galaxy S smartphones. We were not told, however, how many Galaxy Tabs were sold. That’s because we don’t know, says Kim Titus, Samsung’s Head of PR for Mobile, when I asked him later on. The operators would have to tell us that, he said. Hmm. Tags:#Android#mobile#news What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … On the software side, the phone will offer four Samsung branded apps – “Hubs” as they’re called – one for Music, one for Games, a Social Hub for keeping up with your friends and an iBooks-like Readers Hub that will feature “2.2 million books and novels, 2,000 global and local newspapers in 49 languages and 2,300 popular magazines in 22 languages,” according to Samsung’s announcement. The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more