Rough night at the office for Huskies in 8-4 loss

first_imgThe Fort St. John Huskies took to the ice last night at the North Peace Arena for their home opener against the Sexsmith Vipers. Offence wasn’t a problem for the team as they registered four goals and fired 45 shots on net, but the same can’t be said for the play in their own zone.After dropping the game 8-4 Huskies head coach Gary Alexander said despite being in control of the flow of the game most of the night, turnovers and not being able to escape from those mistakes did the team in.“We had the majority of the play all night I thought. We just made those few little mistakes and it cost us every time. It wasn’t that we weren’t working and weren’t doing some things right but we just coughed it up at the wrong time and it cost us,” he said.- Advertisement -The Huskies surrendered three powerplay goals against, and up until the final stages of the third period it seemed whenever they would close to within a goal, the Vipers would also net one of their own shortly thereafter.Going along with poor defensive play was some less than ideal goaltending from Logan Edwards as the Vipers at one point had five goals on 20 shots, and an overall total of eight goals on 28 shots.“I think you could probably say that certainly. I don’t think he was real strong on it. He didn’t seem to see the puck at times. That’s all a part of your defensive game. You get shots that he isn’t expecting to get from an area and they go in,” Alexander said.Advertisement On the bright said for the team, they did get some quality production on the score sheet from some rookies in the lineup. Three of the four goals were scored by first year players.Finding the back of the net on the night were Nolan Legace, Kody Disher, Ryan McDonald, and Adam Bowie.The Huskies will be back in action tonight when they head to Clairmont to skate with the County of Grande Prairie JDA Kings.last_img read more

Over 100 homes without power outside Letterkenny

first_imgOver 100 homes and properties have been left without electricity this morning following a fault in the Cullion area outside Letterkenny.A power outage occurred at 6.26am following a fault in the area.119 homes and properties are affected by the outage. ESB crews are currently working to repair the fault and estimate that supply will be restored by 3.30pm today.Over 100 homes without power outside Letterkenny was last modified: August 26th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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)last_img read more

PH cyclists Aquino, Salamat fall short

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:50Trending Articles02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games Mangrobang can finally get good night’s sleep after gold medal win Read Next UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension LATEST STORIES WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding MOST READ SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Gamescenter_img Aquino fell short to finish fourth in the men’s side, behind Mohd Harrif Saleh of Malaysia (59:34.77), Tanawut Sanikwhati of Thailand (59:34.79) and Mohd Zamri Saleh of Malaysia (59:34.88). SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses FILE PHOTO – Cyclist Marella Vania Salamat holds up the flag after winning a gold medal. RAFFY LERMAKUALA LUMPUR — Marella Vania Salamat tried to close in with tough, European-trained Thai rider but it backfired badly as she got pinned down in the mad dash to the finish out of the podium Monday in cycling criterium race.The last Southeast Asian Games champion in individual time trial was part of the 11-woman lead pack that charged to the finishing at Dataran Putrajaya all at the same time, one hour, two minutes and nine seconds.ADVERTISEMENT LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games But it was Vietnam’s Thi Tat Nguyen, who took the gold, Ju Pha Som of Malaysia silver and Julatip Maneephan — the rider on Salamat’s crosshairs — bronze. Salamat was fourth.“The Thai rider is a very good sprinter,” Salamat said. “Unfortunately, my tactic of closely guarding her didn’t work as other riders saw it as an opportunity to attack.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutShe will still see action in the individual mass start on Wednesday. There is no ITT this SEA Games.Filipino rider Jerry Aquino also bombed out in the men’s action. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View commentslast_img read more

Netflix sinking deeper into debt to fuel subscriber growth

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO – Netflix is sinking deeper into debt in its relentless pursuit of more viewers, leaving the company little margin for error as it tries to build the world’s biggest video subscription service.The big burden that Netflix is shouldering hasn’t been a major concern on Wall Street so far, as CEO Reed Hastings’ strategy has been paying off.The billions of dollars that Netflix has borrowed to pay for exclusive series such as “House of Cards,” ”Stranger Things,” and “The Crown” has helped its service more than triple its global audience during the past four years — leaving it with 109 million subscribers worldwide through September.That figure includes 5.3 million subscribers added during the July-September period, according to Netflix’s quarterly earnings report released Monday. The growth exceeded management forecasts and analyst projections. Netflix’s stock rose 1 per cent in extended trading, putting it on track to touch new highs Tuesday. The shares have increased by about five-fold during the past four years.If the subscribers keep coming at the current pace, Netflix may surpass its role model — HBO — within the next few years. HBO started this year with 134 million subscribers worldwide.“We are running around 100 miles an hour doing our thing around the world,” Hastings said during a review of the third-quarter results.But Netflix’s subscriber growth could slow if it can’t continue to win programming rights to hit TV series and movies, now that there are more competitors, including Apple , Amazon, Hulu and YouTube.If that happens, there will be more attention on Netflix’s huge programming bills, and “then we could see an investor backlash,” CFRA Research analyst Tuna Amobi says. “But Netflix has been delivering great subscriber growth so far.”Netflix’s long-term debt and other obligations totalled $21.9 billion as of Sept. 30, up from $16.8 billion at the same time last year. That includes $17 billion for video programming, up from $14.4 billion a year ago. Most of the programming payments are due within the next five years. Netflix expects to spend $7 billion to $8 billion on programming next year, up from $6 billion this year.The Los Gatos, California, company has to borrow to pay for most of its programming expenses because it doesn’t generate enough cash on its own. Netflix burned through another $465 million in the most recent quarter, which is known as “negative cash flow” in accounting parlance.For all of this year, Netflix has warned that its negative cash flow might be as high as $2.5 billion, a trend that management expects will continue for at least the next several years as it tries to diversify its video library to appeal to divergent tastes in about 190 countries.Nonetheless, Netflix has remained profitable, under U.S. accounting rules. The company earned $130 million on $3 billion in revenue in its latest quarter.And management appears to be trying to ease the financial drain with price increases of $1 and $2 a month for most of its 53 million subscribers in the U.S. before the end of the year. The higher prices are likely to increase Netflix’s revenue by about $650 million next year, RBC Capital Markets analyst Mark Mahaney predicted.But the price increases could backfire if it provokes an unusually high number of subscribers to cancel, something Netflix faced when it raised rates in the past. Most analysts believe that’s unlikely to happen this time, and Netflix supported that thesis with its growth forecast. Management expects to add 6.3 million subscribers during the October-December period, slightly more than what analysts are anticipating, according to FactSet.Netflix has long argued its borrowing makes sense to gain a huge advantage over rivals as people increasingly watch programming on internet-connected devices. Plus, management points out that its total debt is small compared with its market value of nearly $90 billion.With such a valuable stock, Netflix theoretically could sell more shares to raise money — similar to how homeowners sometimes use the equity accrued in their houses to pay big bills.But that would be more difficult to do if Netflix’s stock price plummets amid concerns about its debt.Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter also questions the long-term value of Netflix’s programming line-up.“What is something like Season One of ‘House of Cards’ worth to you if you already have watched it? It’s probably only worth something to someone who hasn’t been subscribing to Netflix for the past five years,” Pachter says. “So that means Netflix has to keep reinventing itself virtually every year, and that costs money.”last_img read more

Trump right and wrong on French wine tariffs

first_imgPARIS — U.S. President Donald Trump is partly right but far from completely correct when he says that France’s “big tariffs” make it hard for American vintners to sell their wines here: Wrong because customs duties on imported wines are applied not by France but by the European Union. Right because American tariffs are “globally” less than what Europe charges, the French customs authority says.Prices aside, wine made in the U.S. is apparently appreciated in the European Union — the world’s premier importer — and in France, where the value of wine imported has risen 200 per cent between 2008 and 2017, according to the French Federation of Wines and Spirits Exporters.Trump went after France on several fronts in tweets on Tuesday, including blasting tariffs on its emblematic wine.The Associated Presslast_img read more

Dubai Breaks New Years Fireworks World Record

first_imgNew Jersey – Ringing in the New Year starts from one end of the world to the other. But, it was Dubai’s sensational six minute performance that trumped them all.Dubai broke the world record for the world’s largest pyrotechnic display on New Year’s Eve with more than half a million fireworks from the city’s top landmarks including Palm Jumeirah, World Islands, the Burj Khalifa and Burj Al Arab.The spectacle had more than 200 expert technicians logging in 5,000 hours with 100 computers to make sure the fireworks went off at exactly midnight to a musical soundtrack. “The scale of this record attempt is truly impressive and will ensure all eyes are on Dubai,” said Alistair Richards, Global President of Guinness World Records ahead of the event.Dubai shattered Kuwait’s record setting 2012 display marking their golden jubilee anniversary with 77,282 fireworks.© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributedlast_img read more

Miami SelfImposes Second Straight Postseason Ban

Miami University has self-imposed yet another postseason ban for the second straight season in the wake of an ongoing NCAA investigation into the school’s compliance practices.The inquiry began in 2011 after a former booster came forward with allegations that he provided multiple athletes and recruits with extra benefits such as cash and gifts.The Hurricanes are hopeful by implementing a postseason ban that the NCAA will lessen its punishment if it find that the university has committed any wrongdoing.The announcement came Monday morning from interim athletic director Blake James following the Hurricanes 40-9  victory over South Florida Saturday, which made them bowl eligible with an overall record of 6-5 and 4-3 in the ACC.University President Donna Shalala and the school’s legal counsel were also involved in the decision.The school issued the following statement:“Considerable deliberation and discussion based on the status of the NCAA inquiry went into the decision-making process and, while acknowledging the impact that the decision will have on current student-athletes, coaches, alumni and fans, a determination was made that voluntarily withholding the football team from a second postseason was not only a prudent step for the University to take but will also allow for the football program and University to move forward in the most expedited manner possible,” the statement read.It continued, “The University and President Shalala have been clear from the start of the inquiry that Miami will cooperate fully and will seek the truth, no matter where the path might lead and that the institution will be stronger because of it. The University has already taken proactive measures to ensure more strict compliance with NCAA rules and continues to evaluate further steps. “No other self-imposed penalties have been issued at this time and to continue to protect the integrity of the inquiry, the University will have no further comment.”Hurricanes coach Al Golden, was not apart of the decision-making process, but told reporters Sunday that he understood if a decision was reached to forego another postseason due to self-impose sanctions because the decision was out of his control.“It’s not really about what I feel,” Golden told reporters. “There’s not one coach sitting in this chair that wouldn’t want to continue to get the bowl practices and move the team forward and have a chance to win more games. But that’s just taking football into account.”Golden is on board with any decision that will expedite the process, allowing for the program to move forward.The Hurricanes have the opportunity to secure a share of the ACC Coastal Division title with a win over Duke in their regular season finale, but Georgia Tech (6-5, 5-3 ACC) will represent the Coastal Division in the ACC Championship Game. The Yellow Jackets will take on Florida State, the representative from the Atlantic Division on Dec. 1, in Charlotte, N.C.But Golden said that Saturday’s season finale is more important for the seniors of the program.“It’s critical,” Golden said. “It’s critical for our seniors, for them to have weathered what they will have weathered and be able to have an opportunity to go out like that.” read more

Gist Appointed To Kenai Superior Court

Gist Appointed To Kenai Superior Court

first_imgHe clerked for Alaska’s Chief Justice Alexander O. Bryner, worked in private practice, and has been an Assistant District Attorney for the State of Alaska since 2008. In Kenai, Jason Gist will join the Kenai Superior Court. Gist has practiced law in Alaska for more than 14 years, after graduating from the University of California – Berkeley School of Law in 2004. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Governor Bill Walker appointed four new judges in Alaska. They will join the Kenai, Juneau, and Bethel Superior Courts, as well as the Court of Appeals.center_img Governor Walker: “I am grateful to each of these four Alaskans for their service to our state. Their history with Alaska, their excellent records, and the personal conversations I had with each of them made me confident they will serve Alaska well in their new roles.”last_img read more

UPDATE RR Donnelley Bids to Acquire Quebecor World for 13 Billion

first_imgRELATED MEMO: R.R. Donnelley’s Letter R.R. Donnelley has approached fellow magazine printer Quebecor World—which expects to emerge from bankruptcy protection this summer—about acquiring the assets of the company for approximately $1.3 billion.“Quebecor and R.R. Donnelley have long represented a strong strategic fit with one another and, through this proposal, we have the opportunity to join them together in a way that greatly benefits stakeholders of both companies, including Quebecor World’s debtors and their creditors,” R.R. Donnelley president and CEO Thomas J. Quinlan III said in a statement.It was not immediately clear if a merger of this size would conflict with antitrust regulations. A Quebecor World spokesperson did not immediately return a request for comment. UPDATE: Quebecor acknowledged receipt of the letter on Wednesday, and said its board of directors is in the process of reviewing the proposal with major stakeholders. According to the proposal, Chicago-based R.R. Donnelley has offered to purchase Quebecor’s assets in three parts: approximately $700 million cash to Quebecor’s debtors; $257 million in cash on Quebecor’s balance sheet; and $394.2 million in stock—representing approximately 15 percent of Donnelley’s outstanding shares. Donnelley said its proposal was based on Quebecor’s estimated value following its court-ordered reorganization.Last month, Quebecor World reached an agreement with its creditors that it said will allow the company to emerge from bankruptcy protection, possibly as early as mid-July. The agreement is based on the terms of a consolidated restructuring plan that is intended to recapitalize and “substantially deleverage” the company from its pre-filing levels.In connection with the restructuring, Quebecor said it anticipates having to arrange exit financing at levels below its current debtor-in-possession financing facility, the company said.Quebecor filed for bankruptcy protection in January 2008. In March, Quebecor reported a net loss from continuing operations of $943.9 million for 2008 compared to a net loss from continuing operations of $1.8 billion in 2007. The results included $165.9 million in taxes.last_img read more

Financial Title Goes OnlineOnly

first_imgSummit Business Media’s Wealth Manager is making the transition to online-only, the company said last week. The July/August issue will be its last. According to publisher Andrew Sonnenberg, the decision was made, in part, based on feedback from readers and “key business partners.” The magazine’s Web site,, will showcase new interactive community and editorial features, the company said.One layoff was associated with the transition, Summit vice president John Whelan told FOLIO:. Editorial director Jamie Green and editor-in-chief Kate McBride will remain with the online magazine.With a frequency of 11 times per year, the print edition of Wealth Manager carried a circulation of 40,000. Earlier this month, Summit folded monthly financial title Mortgage Originator Magazine. In January, citing a need to focus on its core brands, Summit suspended publication of Bank Advisor magazine.Summit continues to publish Investment Advisor, Research and Boomer Market Advisor magazines.last_img read more