The WPIAL title returns to Penn Hills, in 60-56 win over Pine-Richland, March 3

first_imgDAIVON STEPHENS, COREY FULTON, CAM WILEY, KEYSHAWN ADAMSA valiant effort by the Indians leads them to a 60-56 win over favored Pine-Richland, March 3, at Petersen Events Center. It’s Penn Hills’ first WPIAL championship in 15 years.(Photos by Courier photographer Will McBride) Like us at @NewPghCourier on Twitter DAIVON STEPHENS AND COREY FULTON, enjoying the sweet smell of victory. It’s Penn Hills’ first WPIAL boys basketball title since 2003. DAIVON STEPHENS, right, drives on Pine-Richland standout Kenny White, in Penn Hills’ 60-56 win, March 3. MYLES YARBROUGH of Penn Hills had a vital role in the Indians’ WPIAL 6A title victory over Pine-Richland.last_img read more

Leafs take care of business against Spokane Braves

first_imgAt this stage of the season it’s all about taking care of business.Andy Fitzpatrick scored twice to spark the Nelson Leafs to a 4-1 decision over the lowly Spokane Braves in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action Saturday night at the NDCC Arena.The win, the third on home ice in as many games, keeps Nelson perfect against the cellar-dwelling Braves — a team the Leafs must beat to have any chance of winning the Murdoch Division.“These were very big points for us,” said Leaf defenceman Dash Thompson following the game.“We’ve had a pretty good start to the season so these wins should help keep us going.”Nelson dominated the Braves through the first 30 minutes of the game but was only able to muster a pair of goals.Fitzpatrick and Sam Weber scored less than a minute apart in the first period to give the Leafs the early lead. However, the Leafs took the foot off the gas pedal allowing the Braves to get a late second period goal by Andrew Clark to cut the lead in half.Clark’s goal deflected off a Leaf defenceman over the shoulder of netminder Devin Allen.Nelson was able to withstand the press from the Braves in the third before scoring a couple of late goals by Fitzpatrick and Sawyer Hunt to secure the win.“We’re getting shots, but we’ve got to start to bury our chances when we get them,” Thompson said.Nelson outshot the Braves by a wide 49-22 advantage.Allen won for the third time in three starts for Nelson.Newcomer Mason Mullaney, Fitzpatrick and Kolten Nelson each finished the game with two points for Nelson.Nelson, improving to 7-4-0-0-1, trails Murdoch leading Beaver Valley Nitehawks by one point in the standings.The Hawks, winners of four straight games, edged Golden Rockets 3-1 at the Fruitvale Arena.ICE CHIPS: Nelson out scored the opposition 13-7 on the recent home stand, posting wins against Castlegar, Grand Forks and Spokane. . . . The goal by Sawyer Hunt was the first in five games for the Nelson native. . . . Andy Fitzpatrick finished the weekend with three goals, including the winner Friday against Grand Forks.  . . . Leafs travel to Fruitvale to face the Hawks Friday before returning to host Columbia Valley Rockies Saturday. The game is the first against Eddie Mountain Division opposition for Nelson. . . . Nelson coach Mario DiBella said there will be a decision this week regarding the netminding position on the club. Currently Nelson has four goalies in camp with Jason Sandhu on the injury list.last_img read more

Bus service for Lethem’s students

first_imgCommunities in Upper Takutu/Upper Essequibo will now benefit from a timely initiative of the Lethem Mayor and Town Council to provide transportation services to hundreds of students there.The council purchased a 32-seater bus at the cost of $9M after recognizing the plight of families within the communities.The newly commissioned 32-seater busThe 32-seater bus began its inaugural route on Thursday and transported the students to school free of cost on Thursday and Friday. The payment system took effect as of Monday, March 27, 2017.The bus will provide service to six schools within the municipality including the St Ignatius Secondary School, two primary schools and three nursery schools.Each child will be required to pay $1,000 per week (200 per day) and teachers will also benefit from the transportation service as well.Lethem Mayor, Carlton Beckles said that a second bus will also be purchased in the coming months to address the many concerns as it relates to transportation.Beckles disclosed that council has a responsibility to parents to ensure that children have the necessary transportation service to attend school.He noted that although many hinterland communities across the country benefited from President David Granger school-bus initiative, Lethem has so far not been a recipient.“So from the municipality we have purchased this bus to get the children to school at an extremely reduced fare,” Beckles remarked.In addition to providing much-needed financial relief to the parents in the communities, the bus service is intended to be of economic benefit to the municipality.last_img read more

Aucho absence irks ‘Ze Maria’ ahead of Tusker clash

first_img0Shares0000Gor Mahia head coach Jose Marcelo (left) with Team Manager Jolawi Abondo (right) overseeing the team at training.PHOTO/Raymond Makhaya.NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 10 – Gor Mahia head coach Jose Marcelo Ferreira ‘Ze Maria’ has expressed disappointment with the absence of Ugandan midfielder Khalid Aucho just less than two days before they face Tusker FC in a crucial KPL Top 8 semi-final first leg on Sunday.Since helping his national team beat Botswana 2-1 in a 2017 African Cup of Nations Qualifier last weekend where he scored the winning goal, Aucho is yet to return to his club and the coach has subsequently ruled him out of the Tusker match. “Aucho, no, he will not play on Sunday. Since he played for his national team, he has not reported for training. This is not the first time it is happening in the club and I don’t know whether it happens in other teams as well. It is not good for him, not good for me, not good for the team and not good for the league,” a dejected Marcelo said.Gor Mahia coach Jose Marcelo Ferreira gestures in training.PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu.The Brazilian tactician had nine of his players out on international duty over the weekend and only Aucho is yet to return with Rwandan Abouba Sibomana having returned on Thursday.Aucho’s absence further raises speculation over his future at the club with rumours that he is headed to the Scottish Premier League with Rangers FC.However, Marcelo maintains the midfielder is still a Gor Mahia player.“No, there is nothing and I have talked to the office as well, Aucho remains our player. That is a speculation and a rumour from the media,” the tactician offered.If Aucho leaves, then it will relieve the coach’s headache of choosing who to drop between the five foreign players after the arrival of Brazilian striker Thiago da Silva.The coach has admitted the tough choices he has to make is giving him sleepless nights but affirmed he will make a decision when the time is right.Meanwhile, the coach has disclosed the reason why he picked the Brazilian forward instead of Meddie Kagere who had been highly touted for a return to the club.“I know Thiago for a long time and he is a good player. He is young and wants to grow everyday and so for me, I thought he was the better pick. Of course I looked at Meddie and everything he did for the club last season and I must appreciate it was good.”“But it’s not always guaranteed that a player will do the same when he returns to a club. Look at for example Kaka, Schevchenko (Andriy) and how they performed when they returned to their former clubs. It is not the same. So for me I thought I would be better with Thiago because we also want new things in the team,” Marcelo offered.-New signings-New signing Thiago Da Silva controls the ball in the air under pressure from team mate Collins ‘Gattuso’ Okoth.PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu.Apart from Da Silva, the club has also signed youngsters Baron Oketch from Western Stima as well as defender Wellington Ochieng from Muhoroni Youth and the coach believes they will be positive additions to the team.He has however ruled out any more additions to the squad despite being heavily linked with Tusker FC play maker Humphrey Mieno.Speaking to Capital Sport, Welling Ochieng, who has had a superb first half of the season with Muhoroni, said he was elated at joining the record15-time champions and his immediate focus will be winning his way into the coach’s starting team.“They have been trailing me for the past one year but this time, I believed it was the right time to move. I am looking forward to a bigger challenge and hopefully, get some playing time. So far, I have enjoyed being with them,” the defender opined.He will hope to find his way into the team that will face Tusker when, a match Marcelo wants his side to collect maximum points.“We played them before and they were a tough team. But this time, I expect us to play better because I have been with the team for two months and they have had time to play like how I want them to play.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Woman refused to hand over children

first_imgDIAMOND BAR – After losing sole custody of her three sons last week, a Diamond Bar woman and her husband fled with the boys rather than turn them over Sunday to their grandfather – Rep. Gary Miller – family members and officials said Tuesday. Investigators were looking in Las Vegas for Jennifer DeJongh, her husband George, of Diamond Bar, and the woman’s three sons with Brian Miller. DeJongh has been embroiled with Miller in a bitter custody dispute marked by allegations of abuse and denial of parental rights. The woman’s family said they have had no contact with her since Sunday. That same day she missed a court order, issued Friday, to bring Brian Miller, 8, and twins Evan and Christian, 6, to the Diamond Bar home of Brea Republican Gary Miller. “We got hosed in court,” said Jennifer DeJongh’s father, Jude Lopez Sr., on Tuesday. “We can fight, but we know these stipulations are going to be approved in court.” Lopez said his daughter and Brian Miller have never been married and their children lived at his home in Diamond Bar for their entire lives. DeJongh failed to turn them over the congressman Sunday, Los Angeles County sheriff’s spokesman Steve Whitmore said. “The reason why we are involved is that she was supposed to come with the kids to a location that was either the court or the home,” Whitmore said. “She didn’t show, and we became involved because this is a child abduction.” The FBI said it had offered support in the search. On Friday, the 30-year-old DeJongh was ordered to turn over the children to Gary and Cathy Miller until Feb. 6, according to court documents. Records show DeJongh, a former beauty queen, and Brian Miller were given joint custody of the children. Superior Court Judge Marjorie Steinberg also ruled DeJongh could only have supervised visits with the children for three hours a week until further notice. The Nov. 13 order is signed by both Brian Miller and DeJongh, who is identified in the court papers as Jennifer Lopez. DeJongh’s argument for sole custody includes Brian Miller’s 2000 guilty plea to charges of spousal and child abuse. He was ordered to serve four years probation and perform 224 hours of community service, according to Orange County Superior Court documents. The children were reported missing at about 1:30 p.m Monday from their Diamond Bar residence in the 22000 block of Cello Drive, sheriff’s officials said. Family members, including DeJongh’s father and brother, doubt she will return home anytime soon. “That’s the way it seems,” said her brother, Jude Lopez Jr. Gary Miller represents the 42nd Congressional District, which includes Diamond Bar, Rowland Heights, Whittier, Brea, Chino and Chino Hills. Miller did not return several phone calls Tuesday seeking comment. But, speaking to talk show hosts John and Ken on KFI on Tuesday, Miller denied allegations of the Lopez family that his son molested any of the children. “It’s a lie,” Miller said. “Let me tell you one thing, for a presiding judge to take the children away from a mother, it’s almost unheard of. A judge would never give the children to a man who has molested his children.” Miller also said Jennifer DeJongh applied for U.S. Passports for herself and the children three weeks ago and picked them up last week. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of the boys is asked to call the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department at (909) 595-2264. (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2717 • AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre 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

Victims in A.V. lose thousands in lottery scam

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhy these photogenic dumplings are popping up in Los AngelesSheriff’s detectives are investigating the scam, which has victimized people not just in the Antelope Valley but around the United States, Simon said. Because the investigation is under way, he said he could not say much other than detectives have leads on suspects. But the best approach is to avoid being conned in the first place. Any mailing that asks for money should be evaluated with “extreme prudence,” Simon said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LANCASTER – Legitimate-looking letters from an organization calling itself American Direct have conned thousands of dollars out of at least eight Antelope Valley residents who were told they won fake $250,000 lottery prizes, sheriff’s deputies say. The letters each contained a check for $4,800 – a purported advance from the winnings – but the victims were told to wire back $2,000 to cover insurance, handling and shipping of the full prize. After they sent the money, the victims found out the “advance” checks they got in the mail were not valid. “Unfortunately, lots of people are sending their money in to these people. We hope to get word out and stop any more people from losing their life savings,” said Deputy Kelly Simon, spokesman for the Lancaster sheriff’s station. last_img read more

Who has the best festive schedule? Premier League teams ranked by total rest days

first_img Chelsea do not play any top-six rivals during the Christmas period 7 7 Arsenal play away from home on the 26th and 29th Manchester United have a relatively kind schedule Leicester have a tough Christmas schedule =2: Manchester City – 9 rest daysMatch days: 21st, 26th, 30th, 3rd1: Liverpool – 10 rest daysMatch days: 21st, 26th, 29th, 3rd There are plenty of festive fixtures to tuck into this Christmas BEST OF 7 Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move =4: West Ham – 8 rest daysMatch days: 22nd, 27th, 30th, 2nd=4: Southampton – 8 rest daysMatch days: 22nd, 27th, 30th, 2nd=4: Watford – 8 rest daysMatch days: 22nd, 26th, 29th, 2nd Already, squads are growing thin – Liverpool are down to the bare bones in defence, as are Manchester United.So, who has the worst Christmas schedule based on total rest days? Twitter user @jair1970 has compiled the results, and it is not good reading for Tottenham and Everton…=19: Tottenham – 6 rest daysMatch days: 23rd, 26th, 29th, 1st=19: Everton – 6 rest daysMatch days: 23rd, 26th, 29th, 1st=15: Leicester – 7 rest daysMatch days: 22nd, 26th, 29th, 1st 7 =4: Manchester United – 8 rest daysMatch days: 22nd, 26th, 30th, 2nd=4: Crystal Palace – 8 rest daysMatch days: 22nd, 26th, 30th, 2nd=4: Chelsea – 8 rest daysMatch days: 22nd, 26th, 30th, 2nd Jurgen Klopp will be delighted with Liverpool’s Christmas schedule REVEALED Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card center_img Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Latest Football News ADVICE =4: Newcastle – 8 rest daysMatch days: 22nd, 26th, 29th, 2nd=4: Huddersfield – 8 rest daysMatch days: 22nd, 26th, 29th, 2nd=4: Brighton – 8 rest daysMatch days: 22nd, 26th, 29th, 2nd It’s the most wonderful time of the year for football fans.As usual, the Premier League fixture planners have spread the Christmas cheer by scheduling obscene amounts of football during the festive period. Each club will play FOUR TIMES between 21st December and 3rd January – but some have it better than others.As legs grow tired and Pep Guardiola’s mad rotation policy becomes the norm across the league, the number of rest days between fixtures is absolutely crucial. MONEY 7 Watford won’t have too many complaints – they are at home on the 26th and 29th 7 Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won RANKED no dice 7 Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade =4: Burnley – 8 rest daysMatch days: 22nd, 26th, 30th, 2nd=4: Bournemouth – 8 rest daysMatch days: 22nd, 26th, 30th, 2nd=2: Wolves – 9 rest daysMatch days: 21st, 26th, 29th, 2nd REVEALED huge blow =15: Fulham – 7 rest daysMatch days: 22nd, 26th, 29th, 1st=15: Cardiff – 7 rest daysMatch days: 22nd, 26th, 29th, 1st=15: Arsenal – 7 rest daysMatch days: 22nd, 26th, 29th, 1stlast_img read more

One Airlifted From Delaney Park After Incident

first_imgOne man was flown by helicopter ambulance to University of Louisville Hospital last night after an incident at Delaney Park. According to the Washington County Sheriff’s Department, police responded to a 911 call at Delaney Park at 9:30p.According to Deputy Nathan Maudlin, police responded to the Delaney Park Beach where a male subject with unknown cause or nature of injuries was airlifted to the hospital   Maudlin said Indiana Department of Natural Resources Conservation Officer Neal Brewington was investigating the incident.The investigation is ongoing.last_img

Disney Cruise Line Preview — Week of June 23, 2018

first_imgUpcoming EntertainmentThe following films are being shown aboard the Disney Cruise Line ships this month:Born In ChinaBeauty and the BeastGuardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No TalesCars 3Doctor StrangeThor: RagnarokCocoStar Wars: The Last JediBlack PantherA Wrinkle In TimeAvengers: Infinity WarSolo: A Star Wars Story Incredibles 2 For future reference, films debut on Disney Cruise Line the same day of their initial release in the United States. Films do vary by ship. Show times are available in your Personal Navigator or the official Disney Cruise Line app.Captain’s Log: Important Tips and InformationDisney Cruise Line is known for its world-class entertainment, and you’ll definitely want to make sure to include some of these shows in your plans while on board. Let’s take a look at some of the important things to know about the shows:Shows are free! Okay…they are included in your cruise fare. But let’s just focus on the fact you don’t have to purchase anything additional to attend. 🙂No tickets or reserving of showtimes – there are two shows each evening, designed for guests to attend the showtime opposite of their dinner seating time.No reserving seats necessary either! This is great, but it also means that saving seats inside the theater is discouraged – so you’ll want to arrive together, and early, as lines will form outside the doors of the theater.The shows in the Walt Disney Theater are always appropriate for all ages.Most performances last approximately 45-60 minutes.Feel free to BYOS – bring your own snacks! There is also “concession stand” just outside the theater with popcorn, candy, and beverages for purchase.Depending on your itinerary, you may see an array of shows from Broadway style musicals, to compilation stories featuring favorite Disney characters, to variety acts like comedians or magicians. Each ship has something different to offer! While a few shows overlap, you will find shows unique to each ship.Do you have a favorite show that you never miss on board? Tell me in the comments!Are you deciding whether to book a Disney Cruise but are having a tough time picking which ship fits all of your desires? Well, our own Laurel Stewart has put together a chart that makes it easy to compare all of the options in one place. Also available as a valuable planning and companion guide from authors Len Testa, Erin Foster, and Laurel Stewart is The Unofficial Guide to the Disney Cruise Line. The companion guide contains a complete overview of each Disney ship as well as Castaway Cay and includes valuable tips on how to save time and money during your cruise!Special thanks Scott Sanders of The DCL Blog for assistance on this article!Thanks for joining me again this week. “Sea” you next time!!The Disney Cruise Line Preview is brought to you by Storybook Destinations. Storybook Destinations specializes in Disney travel, is consistently highly rated by our readers, and is owned by our own blogger extraordinaire, Tammy Whiting. Storybook also offers free subscriptions to TouringPlans to clients with qualified bookings. Share This!Sponsored by Storybook DestinationsAhoy, mateys! I’m Heather, and I’ll be bringing you the up and coming on all things Disney Cruise Line. Welcome back again this week. Let’s see what’s new in the DCL world.Ports of Call Disney Cruise Line: In The NewsThe return to Tortola on the Eastern Caribbean itineraries has been closely monitored by DCL recently. While very unofficial, this week is reporting that Disney will return to Tortola on August 28. This is quite possible, as the latest official news released is that the last announced itinerary to be altered is the August 11 Eastern Caribbean sailing on the Fantasy.Though DCL’s first call to the port of Belfast is more than a year away, Disney Parks Blog is giving guests a first look at some of the port adventures that will be available. From historical sites like Carrickfergus Castle, to family fun at Pickie Funpark, there will be something to please everyone!Here’s this week’s special offers. Most every week of the year, Disney Cruise Line releases special offers for Florida Residents and U.S. Military Personnel.  There are also frequently IGT/OGT/VGT rates available for all guests to book.  These offers are extremely limited in availability, and all come with certain restrictions, but the prices are amazing! You can book these online, on the phone, or with your travel agent. These are the current offers available this week:last_img read more

Pandor taking a stand against xenophobia

first_imgMinister of Science and Technology, Naledi Pandor, has expressed her dismay at the recent xenophobic attacks and said that some of South Africa’s scientific achievements may not have been possible without eminent African scientists working in our universities and science councils.Science and Technology minister, Naledi Pandor, said the xenophobic attacks violates the ethos of science as a force for global good (Image: South Minister of Sceince and Technology Naledi PandorThe Department of Science and Technology (DST) and the entities that report to the Minister of Science and Technology, Naledi Pandor, met this morning, Tuesday, 21 April 2015, to express dismay at the recent attacks on foreign nationals residing in South Africa, and to express their support for the president’s call for an immediate end to xenophobic violence.Addressing the gathering, Minister Pandor said that science, technology and innovation in South Africa had benefited immensely from partnership with other African nations.  She reminded staff that South Africa would not have won the bid to host the major portion of the world’s largest radio telescope, the Square Kilometre Array (SKA), without the support of its African partners.Apart from the obvious humanitarian concerns, the science community expressed consiternation about how the xenophobic attacks could damage South Africa’s national system of innovation, as the country’s efforts to develop human capital for research and innovation have been considerably enriched by the eminent African scientists who have taken up senior positions in South Africa’s universities and national science councils.“Without the experience and expertise of these esteemed colleagues, who also fulfil the valuable role of mentors and guides to young South Africans, science and technology in our country would be very much the poorer.  Let us also not forget that during their exile from South Africa, due to the denial of access to education opportunities by the apartheid regime, many South African scientists benefited from training and education in other African states,” said the Minister.The Minister emphasised that the generation of new knowledge through research and its applications for the benefit of society was a universal pursuit, and that the scientific enterprise was by its nature international.  The values of partnership and solidarity among nations were essential for sustainable and equitable global development, and all discrimination based on nationality, gender, race or religion should be rejected outright.“The outbreak of xenophobic attacks in our society violates the ethos of science as a force for global good.  We are shamed by these incidents, and condemn them in the strongest possible terms,” Minister Pandor concluded.The DST will mount an enormous banner in its foyer for the employees of the Department and its entities to sign.  Visitors will also be encouraged to sign the banner.For enquiries contact the department’s media liaison officer, Lunga Ngqengelele, on 012 843 6799 or 082 566 0446.last_img read more