first_imgJamaica’s top-ranked squash players, Chris Binnie and Lewis Walters, will take on rivals from the United States in the KPMG International Squash Series, which is scheduled for December 8-9 at the Liguanea Club in New Kingston.Dubbed ‘Yankees vs Yardies’, the two-day extravaganza will see local stars Binnie and Walters facing their stiffest competition to date on local soil. The US contingent is comprised of Chris Gordon, currently ranked number 56 by the Professional Squash Association (PSA), and Chris Hanson, who is number 83 in the world.Binnie, who has dominated the game in Jamaica and the Caribbean for the last eight years, is currently at 76, while Walters is ranked at 110.Binnie will face off with Hanson on the first day of play, while Walters will be up against Gordon. The players will then trade opponents for another round of matches on day two.Strong undercardThe event will also feature a strong undercard, which will see Jamaica’s number three player, all-rounder Bruce Burrowes, going head-to-head with rising star Julian Morrison.Burrowes and Morrison will be back in action again in mixed doubles on day two, when they will be paired with 12-time All-Jamaica Ladies Champion Karen Anderson and five-time Caribbean Ladies Champion Marlene West, respectively.The KPMG series is being staged as a major fundraiser for the Jamaica Squash Association (JSA) as part of an effort to increase financing for its Junior Outreach Programme and also to provide support for Jamaica’s professional squash players. Binnie, Walters and Morrison currently compete on the PSA circuit, which involves travel, accommodation, medical and coaching expenses.”We are very excited about our professional squash series because it will expose local fans and newcomers to the game to an extraordinarily high standard of squash,” said president of the JSA, Chris Hind.”Chris and Lewis are the top two players in the Caribbean, but, in general, they don’t get a lot of strong competition on local soil; so we look forward to seeing them do battle with other world-ranked professional players, who will definitely test their skills.”The KPMG International Squash Series is also sponsored by Supreme Ventures, BCIC and the Liguanea Club.Tickets are on sale at the Liguanea Club at a cost of $1,500 for children, $3,000 for adults and $5,000 for VIP packages, which include food and beverages. Persons purchasing tickets for both nights can get two children’s tickets for $2,500, two adult tickets for $5,000 and two VIP passes for $8,000. Interested persons can call 371-0476.last_img read more


first_imgThe ball squirted free and Schneider capitalized for a 1-0 lead in the 50th minute. “I felt like we were hanging on,” Mocabee said. “I thought the few chances we did get were on counters. I felt like they were strong and they were wearing on us.” McDonald, on a rare 1-on-1 situation near the goal, sent a shot to the corner that South Hills goalie Danielle Steward dove for but couldn’t get. It appeared as though the game would reach overtime, but a brief volley around the Huskies’ goal produced a chance for Gilbert to send a header over Stewart, who was rendered defenseless on the play by having to gamble by coming out. McDonald scored two minutes later by breaking a 1-on-2 dilemma and sent a rocket that hit the goal post, went 2 feet inside the goal and bounced out. COVINA – Freshman Nicole Gilbert scored on a header in the 78th minute and Pepperdine-bound Kylie McDonald added an insurance goal two minutes later to lift Westlake High School’s girls soccer team to a 3-1 win over host South Hills on Tuesday in the second round of the CIF-Southern Section Division II playoffs. The loss was a cruel finish to a stellar season for the Huskies, which included the team handing area power Walnut its first San Antonio League loss en route to a share of the league title. South Hills finished 19-5. “I just told them after the game was over how proud I was of them,” South Hills coach Scott Mocabee said. “This game isn’t going to take away what they accomplished this season, beating Walnut and beating Canyon (in the first round).” South Hills broke a scoreless tie at halftime when Tiffany Schneider took advantage of an error by Westlake goalie Jackie Jacobsen, who came out from the goal for a loose ball. center_img aram.tolegian@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2233 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


first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – A motor vehicle accident has closed at least one northbound lane of the Alaska Highway in Fort St. John this afternoon.The crash happened shortly before 1:30 P.M. in the middle of the intersection and appears to have involved two vehicles: a newer model Ford pickup truck, and an older model Ford minivan. Police and fire crews are currently on the scene along with several tow trucks, and have at least one lane of the Alaska Highway closed, along with 108th St. northbound north of the intersection. No word of any injuries, or when the roads will reopen. Photo credit: Chris Newton Photo credit: Chris Newton Photo credit: Chris Newton Photo credit: Chris Newton – Advertisement –last_img read more


first_imgIt started so well.At the beginning of the year Liverpool appeared to be marching towards a first league title since 1990 and with Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge up front, it looked like nobody could stop them.Then things went awry. Chelsea beat them 2-0 at Anfield to stop an 11-game winning streak, then the Reds squandered a three-goal lead against Crystal Palace to leave their Premier League hopes in tatters.Manager Brendan Rodgers has gone from hero to zero (in some fans’ eyes) in a matter of months…last_img read more


first_imgAs part of the Churchill Fair Glenswilly over 40’s will play Termon over 40’s at 7.30pm on Wednesday 17th at Glenswilly GAA ground.It should be a bit of craic with the legendary Frankie Doherty coming out of retirement to ref the game.But the question is ‘Who will keep up with who?’ There are rumours that the Termon team are even bringing in a certain Anthony Tohill out of retirement!Proceeds of game to Donegal GAA Training Centre in Convoy. CRAIC PROMISES TO BE ‘OVER 40’ AT CHURCHILL FAIR GAA CHALLENGE! was last modified: July 14th, 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)last_img read more


first_imgTHE traditional Easter Saturday Ballyliffin 10-mile challenge was another huge success.Joe Boland from NorthWestNewsPix was there for Donegal Daily.Here’s some of his snaps: PICTURE SPECIAL: THE SPECTACULAR BALLYLIFFIN COASTAL CHALLENGE was last modified: March 27th, 2016 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:Ballyliffin Coastal Challenge 2106Joe Bolandpicture speciallast_img read more


first_imgPep Guardiola knows all about Bayern Munich.The Manchester City boss faces his former club as the Premier League champions continue their pre-season tour of the USA. What time is the game?This one is scheduled for the early hours of Sunday, July 29.Kick-off is at 12.05am UK time at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, which is timed nicely for when the pubs close.The 65,326-seater arena will also host Manchester United vs Real Madrid later in the week and is the home of NFL franchise Miami Dolphins.Which channel is it on?The game is going to be shown on Premier Sports.The channel has got the rights for the International Champions Cup and is currently FREE for Virgin TV users.It costs £9.99 a month for new customers on Sky.You can find it on Sky channel 412 in HD and for Virgin channel 551. Getty predicted ALTERED NEW ERA How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes How Man United could line up for Newcastle clash – will Pogba start? FOOTBALL LATEST possible xi Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener who plays? An inexperienced City side lost out to Dortmund earlier this week How Liverpool could line up at Leicester with midfielder set for lengthy absence gameday 1 What is the team news?Riyad Mahrez makes the trip over the Atlantic, as does Leroy Sane who is fresh after a summer off.The majority of the City touring party is young though and prospects such as Phil Foden, Tom Dele-Bashiru and Nathanael Ogbeta will be keen to make their mark.Bayern are at almost full strength and have Arjen Robben, Arturo Vidal and David Alaba all available.last_img read more


first_img(CLICK HERE, if you are unable to view this photo gallery on your mobile device.) During Klay Thompson’s first season in the NBA, he earned a few nickels north than $2.1 million, according to basketball-reference.com.“My first check in the NBA — it makes me uncomfortable to talk about it, but it was $35,000,” Thompson said during a recent appearance on Uninterrupted’s show Kneading Dough with host Maverick Carter. “It was more money than I could think of.”Time has proven Thompson was more …last_img read more


first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest OMAHA (DTN) — This week’s export sales report should be viewed as bearish for corn and milo and neutral for milo and wheat, according to DTN Lead Analyst Todd Hultman.For the week ending July 25, 2019, USDA reported an increase of 5.6 million bushels (143,100 mt) of corn export sales for 2018-19 and an increase of 5.1 mb (129,600 mt) for 2019-20. Last week’s export shipments of 27.7 mb were below the 31.9 mb needed each week to achieve USDA’s export estimate of 2.100 bb in 2018-19. Corn export commitments now total 1.964 bb in 2018-19 and are down 16% from a year ago. Thursday’s report was bearish for corn in 2018-19, Hultman said.For the week ending July 25, 2019, USDA reported an increase of 5.3 million bushels (143,100 mt) of soybean export sales for 2018-19 and an increase of 11.2 mb (305,500 mt) for 2019-20. Last week’s export shipments of 33.9 mb were just above the 33.1 mb needed each week to achieve USDA’s export estimate of 1.700 bb in 2018-19. Soybean export commitments now total 1.790 bb in 2018-19 and are down 16% from a year ago. Thursday’s report was neutral for soybeans in 2018-19, Hultman said.For the week ending July 25, 2019, USDA reported an increase of 14.1 million bushels (383,100 mt) of wheat export sales for 2019-20. Last week’s export shipments of 15.1 mb were below the 18.3 mb needed each week to achieve USDA’s export estimate of 950 mb in 2019-20. Wheat export commitments now total 327 mb in 2019-20 and are up 24% from a year ago. Thursday’s report was neutral for wheat in 2019-20, Hultman said.For the week ending July 25, 2019, USDA reported a slight increase of 200 mt of sorghum export sales for 2018-19 and none for 2019-20. Last week’s export shipments were below the 4.3 mb needed each week to achieve USDA’s export estimate of 85 mb in 2018-19. Sorghum export commitments now total 65 mb in 2018-19 and are down 67% from a year ago. Thursday’s report was bearish for sorghum in 2018-19, Hultman said.(BAS)© Copyright 2019 DTN/The Progressive Farmer. All rights reserved.last_img read more


first_imgDog and dog’s best friend, CacheDweebDid you know there are groups of gadget cache builders who slave away, day after day, week after week, huddled deep inside cluttered garages, endlessly tinkering with magnets, locks, pulleys, springs, clasps, and other such bric-a-brac? They do this for you, to put a smile on your face, and in turn, an even bigger smile on their own. Meet one such clever cache creator, CacheDweeb. His claw-machine, drawer-popping, and sound-enhanced DONKEY KACHE was featured as a Geocache of the Week. We ask a few questions, get a few answers, and learn the method behind the madness of this master cache owner. Geocache of the Week: DONKEY CACHEGeocaching HQ: What’s your background outside of geocaching?CacheDweeb: I work in IT. I’m not an engineer, but I love tinkering with things and figuring how stuff works. I like biking, hiking, and kayaking and besides geocaching, my hobbies include woodworking and building/flying giant scale radio controlled airplanes.CacheDweeb at a kayak event GC766XYGeocaching HQ: How and when did you hear about geocaching?CacheDweeb: My brother introduced me to geocaching in 2015. He had been doing it for 6 months, and then explained it to me while we were on a camping trip. After going out and finding a few caches with him, I was hooked. I already hike/bike/kayak, so geocaching just adds more to outdoor adventures.Geocaching HQ: What got you hooked?CacheDweeb: After finding about 200 caches, I happened to stumble across one of WVTim’s gadget cache videos. Once I saw that, those were the caches that I wanted to find. Not having anything like that in my immediate area, I decided to build a gadget cache and put it out. The local cachers loved it. Since then that’s what I’ve been building and placing.Geocaching HQ: What keeps you engaged in the game?CacheDweeb: I think what keeps me engaged are my friends. Since I’ve started geocaching, I met a lot of great cachers who are now some of my closest friends. I don’t get out to cache as often as I like, but I belong to a committee called the C-Mass Geofest (Central Massachusetts) who work with the Sturbridge Tourist Association and the Chamber of Commerce. We’ve been hosting large Event Caches for four years now.I also belong to a local Gadget Cache Builders group. It is a secret closed group on Facebook, with about 25 gadget cache builders, including WVTim. It is strictly for builders only, as the information on there is all spoilers. We share our projects, our skills and experience, and our friendships. They are all a great group of people.Geocaching HQ: For you, what makes a quality cache?CacheDweeb: One that is well maintained and fits its surroundings, whether it’s camouflaged or in plain sight. Of course, I love gadget caches, but I also like ‘unique’ hides, or what I call “something other than Tupperware”.Geocaching HQ: What’s the best approach to take when creating a geocache?CacheDweeb: I think the best approach is to choose materials for the container which blend in with its surroundings, and most of all, hold up to the climate it is placed in. As far as the best approach to creating gadget caches, you need to make them as bullet-proof as possible. Use materials that will hold up to a large number of cachers poking, pulling, and pushing everything on it. Also, you need to select the correct materials for the type of climate it will be in. For example, here in New England, we get everything from heat, wet, cold, and chill-to-the-bone frozen. Using wood for push/pull rods or slides won’t last because the wood swells in the humidity. You can use plastic or metal, which will work better and last much longer. Also, you need to test, test, test before you have your gadget cache published. I have my muggle family and friends test my gadget caches so I can see what works and what might need improvement.Think it, build it, test it, hide it. Oh, and maintain it!Geocaching HQ: Do you find it difficult to perform maintenance on gadget caches?CacheDweeb: In the beginning, yes. After many builds, you learn to spot problem areas before they become problems. The right materials are key. For example, rather than using kite string through pulleys, you’re better off using high-strength fishing line since it’s much more durable and will last a lot longer than any other string. I found this out the hard way on my DONKEY KACHE gadget cache. It was published just before a large event. The original string originally could not hold up to the wear and tear of so many cachers using it on one weekend. Geocaching HQ: Have you ever had an idea that you thought was impossible?CacheDweeb: Sure, all the time! As a builder, I keep a notebook that I add ideas to, so I don’t forget them. And they come to you in the oddest places. Once I was at my nephew’s hockey game. After the game, some of his teammates skated over to get off the ice and pushed down on a button on the top of the rink gate. On the outside of the gate where I was standing, it was open, so you could see how everything worked. At that moment, I had no idea what I would ever use that locking mechanism for, but I just had to take a photo of it with my phone for my “You never know” folder.Geocaching HQ: Do you have any great ideas brewing?CacheDweeb: This year, I started learning how to code caches with sound effects. Since I have a background as an IT developer with various code languages, the learning curve was easy. I’m building a payphone gadget cache that will ring and accept certain phone numbers. It should be out in the spring of 2019.Geocaching HQ: If someone was looking to you for inspiration what would you tell them?CacheDweeb: You don’t necessarily need to have skills or power tools to put out a creative cache. You just need your imagination. It doesn’t have to be as complicated as a gadget cache. I think the average cacher would rather find a unique container over Tupperware any day.CacheDweeb is number one!Geocaching HQ: Thanks so much for talking with us. Any last thoughts on geocaching?CacheDweeb: The great thing about geocaching is you can do it pretty much anywhere. If you’re on a business trip, or out on vacation somewhere, you can always take a look around to find out if there are any caches nearby. 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