They’ve got Stars in their eyes

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Cranbrook joins BC Hockey League as 18th franchise

first_imgThe BC Hockey League announced today that the city of Cranbrook has been awarded an expansion franchise.The Cranbrook Bucks will become the league’s 18th team and will begin play in the 2020-21 season, playing out of Western Financial Place in Cranbrook.“We are pleased to add Cranbrook as the 18th member of the BC Hockey League,” said BCHL Commissioner Chris Hebb. “The city already has a rich hockey history and we are excited to see them add to that legacy and bring BCHL hockey to another great community in our province.” The Bucks are led by Majority Owner and President Nathan Lieuwen.Lieuwen was previously a professional goaltender, playing five seasons in the AHL and ECHL and also suiting up for seven NHL games with the Buffalo Sabres in the 2013-14 season. He also had a brief stint in the BCHL as a member of the Westside Warriors in 2007-08 where he played 11 games.“We are extremely excited to bring a BCHL franchise to Cranbrook and the East Kootenay,” said Lieuwen. “The Cranbrook Bucks Hockey Club looks forward to being a proud member of the Cranbrook community and surrounding areas for many years to come. We are grateful for all parties involved in bringing the BCHL to Cranbrook and we can’t wait for the puck to drop for the 2020-21 season.”The mayor of Cranbrook is equally excited to bring a BCHL team to the city.“Having a BCHL franchise showcasing an exciting brand of hockey will be a great addition to the economic well-being of the City,” said Lee Pratt, Mayor of the City of Cranbrook. “Nathan and his group, along with City staff have worked closely together these last few months to bring this great entertainment to the citizens at an affordable price. We welcome the Bucks to Cranbrook and look forward to many years of exciting hockey.”The addition of Cranbrook will trigger a realignment of the current BCHL divisions which will be announced at a later date.last_img read more

Chelsea beat Slavia 4-3 to book Europa League semi

first_imgChelsea reached the Europa League semi-finals by beating Slavia Prague 4-3 helped by a Pedro double in a first-half onslaught before withstanding the Czech’s comeback bid after the break in a pulsating game on Thursday.Chelsea were cruising 4-1 at halftime but Slavia added two goals early in the second period with powerful strikes by Petr Sevcik, which narrowed the aggregate score to 5-3 after the London side had won the first leg 1-0.Sevcik spurned a chance to cut the deficit further before Chelsea held on to see out the win and set up a semi-final against Eintracht Frankfurt, who won 2-0 against Benfica to go through on away goals after a 4-4 aggregate scoreline.Chelsea raced into a 3-0 lead within 17 minutes, starting with Pedro chipping goalkeeper Ondrej Kolar. The Spain winger hit the post four minutes later only for the ball to rebound into the face of Simon Deli and into the net for an own goal.Pedro carved out Chelsea’s third when he squared for a simple finish by Olivier Giroud and the scurrying Spaniard claimed Chelsea’s fourth goal in the 27th minute when he converted a rebound after Kolar saved from Giroud.A minute earlier, Slavia’s captain Tomas Soucek had given the boisterous Czech fans something to cheer at Stamford Bridge when he powered in a header from a corner.A Chelsea triumph in the Europa League, a trophy they won in 2013, would provide a way back into the Champions League if they finish outside Premier League top four this season. They currently sit fifth in the table.last_img read more

Andy Ruiz Jr. replaces Miller as opponent for Anthony Joshua

first_imgPagadian on tighter security for 100,000 expected at Sto. Niño feast FILE – APRIL 19: Andy Ruiz Jr. poses on the scale during his official weigh-in ahead of his heavyweight bout against Alexander Dimitrenko at Sheraton Gateway Hotel on April 19, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Yong Teck Lim/Getty Images/AFPNEW YORK — Andy Ruiz Jr. will look to become Mexico’s first heavyweight champion after replacing Jarrell Miller as the opponent for unbeaten WBA, IBF and WBO titleholder Anthony Joshua.Miller was withdrawn from the June 1 fight at Madison Square Garden after alleged doping violations.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Eduard Folayang gets new opponent for ONE Manila card SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) PLAY LIST 02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)03:47PH’s Charly Suarez boxing lightweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu View comments Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? LeBron James stretches lead in NBA All-Star Game fan voting At his best level yet, Robin Catalan confident ahead of ONE strawweight bout Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guardcenter_img Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The 29-year-old Ruiz Jr., who is based in California, gets his second shot at a world title, having lost on points to then-WBO champion Joseph Parker in December 2016.That is his only loss in 33 professional fights. His last fight was 10 days ago, when he forced the fifth-round stoppage of Alexander Dimitrenko.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsJoshua has a 22-0 record, with 21 knockouts. He hasn’t fought since beating Alexander Povetkin at Wembley Stadium in September, and is boxing for the first time in the United States. The Witcher series prompts over 500,000 reprints of Andrzej Sapkowski’s books Duterte says he will appoint Gamboa as next PNP chief Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Dominic Thiem edges into French Open third round

first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Eduard Folayang gets new opponent for ONE Manila card “There’s nothing wrong about it. It’s sometimes quite a good tactic.”It is 30 years since fans on Chatrier witnessed the most famous underarm serve in modern history by then-17-year-old Michael Chang against Ivan Lendl en route to the title.The 25-year-old Thiem is bidding for a maiden Grand Slam title and has reached at least the semi-finals in Paris for three consecutive years.He will face Pablo Cuevas in the last 32, after British number one Kyle Edmund retired from their second-round match with a left knee injury while trailing the Uruguayan 7-6 (7/3), 6-3, 2-1.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard MOST READ Austria’s Dominic Thiem serves the ball to Kazakhstan’s Alexander Bublik during their men’s singles second round match on day five of The Roland Garros 2019 French Open tennis tournament in Paris on May 30, 2019. (Photo by CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT / AFP)Last year’s runner-up Dominic Thiem said he was “prepared” to face some underarm serves from entertaining Kazakh Alexander Bublik as he reached the third round at Roland Garros for the fourth straight year on Thursday.The Austrian fourth seed was facing a fifth set when trailing 5-2 in the fourth, but reeled off five straight games to win 6-3, 6-7 (6/8), 6-3, 7-5.ADVERTISEMENT NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption PLAY LIST 02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu The Witcher series prompts over 500,000 reprints of Andrzej Sapkowski’s books Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Serena Williams crushes Nara to reach French Open third round Pagadian on tighter security for 100,000 expected at Sto. Niño feast Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption World number 91 Bublik delighted the Court Philippe Chatrier crowd with his wide range of shots, including three underarm serves, but ran out of steam at the wrong time.Fiery Australian Nick Kyrgios has caused controversy in recent months with underarm serves, while Bublik also used the tactic during his first-round win over Rudolf Molleker.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“I expected it. To be honest, it’s a good choice against players like us who are that far behind the baseline,” said Thiem.“There is nothing bad about it. And, I mean, I was prepared for that, so that was no problem. Solon urges Solgen to reconsider quo warranto petition vs ABS-CBN LeBron James stretches lead in NBA All-Star Game fan voting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Rafael Nadal, Medvedev advance to Rogers Cup final

first_imgLATEST STORIES Asian stocks follow Wall Street higher after US-China deal Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite PLAY LIST 02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu01:26Homes destroyed after Taal Volcano eruption02:48ABS-CBN franchise has ‘natural deadline,’ no need for quo warranto — Gatchalian MOST READ View comments Bolick, Blatche lead Gilas Pilipinas past Ivory Coast to end Spain camp Duterte lambasts Catholic Church anew in curse-laden speech before Filipino Baptists Monfils consulted with his coach about the decision to withdraw.“He said, ‘You can’t take the risk,’” Monfil said. “I had retired in Wimbledon. I came back. I played this week. I had played a huge match. It was risky to play another match because I could risk hurting myself for real.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next TECO donates $100,000 to typhoon-stricken Sorsogon Karen Khachanov, right, of Russia congratulates compatriot Daniil Medvedev for the latter’s victory during the Rogers Cup men’s tennis tournament semifinals Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019, in Montreal. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press via AP)MONTREAL — Top-seeded defending champion Rafael Nadal of Spain advanced to the Rogers Cup final Saturday night when Gael Monfils of France withdrew before their semifinal.Nadal will face eighth-seeded Daniil Medvedev, a 6-1, 7-6 (6) winner over sixth-seeded Karen Khachanov in the all-Russian first semifinal.ADVERTISEMENT With the rise of e-commerce, is it also the end for our beloved CD-R King? Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Steaming fissures on Taal Volcano Island spotted DENR suspends entrance fee collection to Bohol’s man-made forest ‘Game of Thrones’ spin-off on Targaryens may premiere in 2022 “It’s extra special,” Medvedev said about facing Nadal for the first time. “I played Novak (Djokovic) and Roger (Federer) a few times. It’s different … there is some extra pressure.”Nadal won last year in Toronto for his fourth title in the event. He has 82 singles victories, winning the French Open in June for his second title of the year.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsMonfils, seeded 16th, outlasted 10th-seeded Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (2) in a match suspended Friday night because of lightning. Monfils finally finished off Agut after a rain delay Saturday, but battled a sore left ankle that forced him to pull out of the semifinal.“I love these matches, night session, Rafa,” Monfils said. “I play tennis for that — for the big moments, big shows. It was safest decision not to play.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Anna Regina vendors given final notice to remove stalls

first_imgVendors operating on the road shoulders in Anna Regina, Essequibo Coast, have been issued with a final notice to remove all permanent structures from the area.The notice, which was dispatched by the clerk, Wazeer Danraj, on January 26, 2017, gives the vendors seven days to comply and to remove all permanent structures encroaching the road shoulders.According to information reaching this publication, this move came immediately after the last statutory meeting, where the majority of the Councillors voted for theSome of the makeshift stalls along the road shoulders in Anna Reginapermanent structures to be removed. Vendors will only be allowed temporary make-shift tables, which must be removed at the end of the day.The document further outlined that if the vendors fail to comply; the Council will take necessary legal action to remove them, and will not be responsible for any damages or compensation. The letter was also signed by Town Clerk, Diane Critchlow.The council once again came in for much criticism by vendors and residents, who continue to highlight the impacts such decisions have on their ability to provide for their families. They are therefore calling on the Council to take into consideration their circumstances.During the last dismantling exercise in 2016, many stalls were damaged and, as such, the vendors were forced to incur additional expenses to have them replaced.The vendors have condemned the latest action by the Council and have explained that they are not prepared to comply since no proper consultations were held.“What will happen to our livelihood, last exercise I lost thousands of dollars, again they are coming, what will happen to these poor vendors?” one vendor, Sattie Narine, questioned.Meanwhile, Region Two Chairman Daveanand Ramdatt, commented on the issue in a public post on Facebook and denied the assertion that the decision to remove the vendors was made at the statutory meeting.“The decision to bully vendors along the Anna Regina roadside is not one made by the Mayor and the majority of the Councillors, no decision to remove vendors was made by the Council at its statutory meeting or at any forum.”Ramdatt added that the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) will stand strong in support with the vendors.However, Mark McLean, an APNU Councillor who sits on the Anna Regina Town Council, explained that a review of the law will show that what occurs at the Anna Regina market is illegal. He also stressed that if persons need to make a living, they need to abide by the laws.last_img read more

Huth, Fellaini charged over Old Trafford clash

first_imgAfter referring the matter to a panel of three former elite referees, the FA elected to charge both players.“Marouane Fellaini and Robert Huth have both been charged for alleged acts of violent conduct which were not seen by the match officials but caught on video,” the FA said in a statement on its website.“The Manchester United midfielder and Leicester City defender were involved in an incident in the 21st minute of their game on Sunday (1 May 2016).“Both players have until 6pm (1700 GMT) on Wednesday 4 May 2016 to reply to their charge.”Both men face three-match suspensions if found guilty.In Huth’s case, it would mean missing newly crowned champions Leicester’s final home game against Everton on Saturday, after which his side will be presented with the Premier League trophy.He would also miss their final game of the campaign, at Chelsea, and the first match of next season.Midfielder Danny Drinkwater, who was sent off at Old Trafford, will also miss the Everton game.Fellaini would miss United’s last three league games, but would be available for the FA Cup final against Crystal Palace on May 21.United manager Louis van Gaal launched a robust defence of Fellaini after the game, grabbing a TV reporter’s hair to demonstrate Huth’s alleged provocation and likening it to “sex masochism”.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Marouane Fellaini looks likely to miss the remainder of the Premier League season after the clashLONDON, May 3 – Leicester City’s Robert Huth and Manchester United’s Marouane Fellaini were charged with violent conduct on Tuesday after clashing in Sunday’s 1-1 draw at Old Trafford, the Football Association announced.Belgian midfielder Fellaini appeared to swing his elbow into Huth’s jaw after the German centre-back seemed to pull his hair in an incident missed by match referee Michael Oliver but picked up by television cameras.last_img read more

Baca faces his foes after Hilton ordeal

first_img• Photo Gallery: BacaUnder renewed fire for freeing Paris Hilton, Sheriff Lee Baca faced racism charges Monday from the Rev. Al Sharpton, a lawsuit from a double-amputee incarcerated in the same jail as the celebrity heiress and a campaign to boot him from office.Baca has survived a barrage of controversy since taking office in 1998, ranging from releasing dangerous criminals early to kowtowing to celebrities — including last year’s handling of actor Mel Gibson’s drunken-driving arrest and anti-Semitic tirade.Hilton is now back in jail after a judge ordered her to complete what is expected to be a 23-day sentence. And political observers doubt whether she’ll be Baca’s downfall. But they say the whole affair is bound to further erode his credibility and teach the veteran lawman a Hollywood lesson.“He’s fallen into the swamp that seems to happen to all public people when dealing with celebrities,” said Raphael Sonenshein, a political science professor at Cal State Fullerton.“It’s the blind spot in Los Angeles politics.”Baca’s decision last week to release Hilton from jail after serving only three days of her sentence drew immediate calls of injustice from around the country.Baca has denied any special favors for Hilton. Baca said her release was based on a medical reason, but he has refused to elaborate. Sharpton met with Baca on Monday to talk about what could be done to address the reality that many people in jail are not released early or provided the medical attention Hilton has received.“I feel that Miss Hilton … was afforded a kind of treatment that was not afforded to many people that are working class, of poor economic status of any community, and in the African-American community of any economic status,” Sharpton said.“The most disturbing thing to me was the perception that because of Miss Hilton’s economic standing and race that she was given treatment that others held in jail in this county were not given.”Sheriff’s spokesman Steve Whitmore said the meeting was productive.“He believes that everybody, bringing the best minds together, can come up with the best solutions,” Whitmore said.”And they will continue to have dialogue.”At a press conference earlier in the day, attorney Gloria Allred said she had filed a $1 million claim on behalf of Los Angeles resident Pamela Richardson, 51, alleging that while incarcerated at the Lynwood jail the African-American woman was treated far worse than Hilton. The suit alleges Richardson was treated poorly because of her race and her disability.On Feb. 28, Richardson, a U.S. Army veteran who suffered a double amputation of her legs, was arrested in a case of “mistaken identity” and jailed, the suit says. While her left leg was reattached, it never fully recovered and remains weak. She wears a prosthetic replacement on her right leg and a brace on her left leg.In jail, the devices were removed from her and she was handcuffed to a gurney. When she sat up, she suffered a hernia, Allred said.Although she filed several complaints, she received no treatment and was often left to “crawl like an animal” to use the toilet and shower, Allred said. She was also denied medication she needed as a result of having suffered from cancer.“I thought Paris got treated like a queen compared to how I was treated,” Richardson said. “It would have been a big thrill if they had just listened to me.”Andrew Ahlering, a former candidate for county supervisor has launched the Web site and campaign to recall him. He said the campaign has gotten a lot of attention, including an interview on CNN.“We’ve already received offers of support,” said Ahlering, 27, who holds a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Southern California and is a former county employee.Experts said the Richardson case may be the first of many to be filed against the county by inmates alleging poor medical care in the jails.Since the controversy erupted last week, the Board of Supervisors has been bombarded with hundreds of e-mails from irate people across the nation calling for Baca’s removal. The supervisors’ offices have also received numerous requests from inmates who “want to leave jail for the same reasons that Paris Hilton claimed,” said Tony Bell, spokesman for Supervisor Michael Antonovich.In an irony only Hollywood could create, the Hilton saga is inadvertently drawing attention to the need to improve inmate medical care, Sharpton said.“I think it’s ironic that it would take this for us to look at itBut, you know, I’m a preacher. People tell me God has a sense of humor. This is an example of that.” 974-8985160Want 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

Detective teams given more staff

first_imgSANTA CLARITA – Four new sheriff’s detectives and a lieutenant have been assigned to Santa Clarita in recent weeks after city officials pointed out that their law enforcement contract had more than doubled in price since 1987, but the level of service hadn’t kept pace. The staffing was boosted after city officials met with Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department representatives to review Santa Clarita’s growth, rising crime and $14 million contract for city police services. “The level of staffing that is provided by the Sheriff’s Department had not increased for a very long time, and as a result of that, some of the workloads for the sheriff’s station in Santa Clarita were higher than is typical in other parts of the county,” City Manager Ken Pulskamp said. “We were able to get them to agree it was only appropriate that additional staffing be provided to the Santa Clarita sheriff’s station. Pulskamp and his counterparts in Palmdale and Lancaster jointly met with Sheriff Lee Baca, who agreed to increase staffing in all three cities. The cities pay county government under contract for municipal police services, and although Santa Clarita pays for some special services, such as an anti-gang unit, county government determines the level of manpower and support services that are provided. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant Capt. Patti Minutello said each detective handles about 39 cases a month. “Over the years, we’ve seen the caseload for detectives increasing, without increasing (the number of) detectives to handle the workload,” Minutello said Tuesday. She estimated the valley’s population has grown by about 50,000 people in the past five years, and car thefts and home burglaries have been on the rise, too. The detectives will be split between the robbery-assault and burglary-theft teams. Before the new arrivals, the robbery squad had five detectives and the burglary squad, six. “It’s going to reduce the (number) of cases each detective will have to handle,” said Sgt. Howard Fairchild of the robbery squad. “They will get around to all the cases sooner and will apply more time to each one.” The arrival of his first new detective about five weeks ago trimmed the caseload of squad members by about eight cases apiece. Detectives in his squad investigate robberies, assaults, domestic violence, sex crimes and any terrorist threats,. Sgt. Jim Anderson expects his burglary-theft team’s caseloads to decrease to a “workable level” as the new detectives settle in, but the workload is not evenly distributed among the squad members because cases are assigned by geographic area. Anderson had assigned one detective to concentrate full-time on identity theft because cases of this crime are increasing, and now Anderson will be able to assign a second person to that detail. “From last year to this year, there has been about a 30 percent increase in reports,” he said. “There are more people out there and more people reporting crime.” The detective bureau will play a larger role in the Business Watch program, which is similar to Neighborhood Watch but for retail operations. In April, the department plans to launch a touch-print program in an attempt to deter fraud by requiring check cashers at a retail outlet to provide a thumb print. “Each individual detective is overworked, but with two new bodies we will be able to stick our heads up a little bit to educate the public so they are not victims,” Anderson said. In 1987, Santa Clarita paid the county $6.3 million to protect its population of about 120,000. Today, the city pays nearly $14 million, and the population has grown to about 170,000. Sam Olivito, executive director of the California Contract Cities Association, said it is not uncommon for growing cities to re-examine the fit between their needs and contract services that are provided. “The three cities out there are not doing anything unusual,” he said. “They are enhancing their ability to protect their community’s residents. They are trying to provide the most cost-effective way to do that.” Judy O’Rourke, (661) 257-5255 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