Registration underway for Trackers hockey tryouts

first_imgThose taking part will be provided with a jersey, and will be given equal opportunity to be evaluated in all aspects of their game. Players will also be interviewed to review their performance throughout, and will also be judged on their desire to commit to the hockey club.The Trackers participate in the Northern Alberta Midget Hockey League, and the schedule consists of 32 regular season games, as well as playoffs. A number of tournaments throughout the season will also be mixed in, giving players the chance to lace up the skates for 50-60 games.For more information on the camp, visit the Trackers’ Facebook page.- Advertisement -The cost for registration for the camp is $150, and you can access the required forms by clicking here.last_img read more

Atletico ‘fed up’ over Barca’s pursuit of Griezmann

first_imgThe Atletico CEO said the club’s stance was very clear.“Not once have we negotiated for Griezmann nor do we have any intention to do so,” he said in a statement issued on the team’s official website.“A few months ago, I personally expressed to Barcelona’s president that our player isn’t for sale nor are we going to sell him,” he continued.“At the same time, I let him know that his inappropriate conduct was against the integrity of the competition…”The uncertainty over Griezmann’s future could not have come at a worse time for Atletico as they prepare for next week’s Europa League final against Marseille.Marin added: “We’re fed up with Barcelona’s attitude.“That a president, player and a board member speak the way they’ve done about the future of a player with an existing contract and just a few days before disputing a European final, is an absolute lack of respect towards Atletico.”He said Atletico would be demanding compensation from Barcelnoa should “the player exercised his right to nullify his contract due to their pressure throughout the season”.He finished off by declaring “enough is enough. I hope this statement serves its purpose and that us Atletico fans can enjoy this moment and prepare ourselves for a final like we should.”Marin’s plea followed a report by Cadena Cope radio station that “Barcelona have told Atletico Madrid they are going to pay Antonie Griezmann’s get out clause. And Atletico know the player will be leaving at the end of the season”.That came after Atletico president Enrique Cerezo refused to clarify Griezmann’s future after domestic media suggested Cerezo had met the player for dinner in a bid to persuade the Frenchman to stay at Atletico, with the promise of a bumper new contract.Cerezo has denied meeting Griezmann for talks but the Atletico president was also not definitive on the 27-year-old’s future.“I can tell you one thing: Antoine Griezmann is an Atletico Madrid player as of today,” Cerezo said.“I cannot tell you anything else because I do not know anything else.”Barca were forced in January to deny publicly they had agreed a deal to sign Griezmann, who has indicated he wants his future resolved before the start of the World Cup.Barca coach Ernesto Valverde on Tuesday described Griezmann as a “great player”.“But we have to be very cautious about saying anything about a player that is not ours and making sure we respect our rivals,” he added.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Antoine Griezmann has scored 27 goals for Atletico Madrid in all competitions this season © AFP / GABRIEL BOUYSMADRID, Spain, May 8 – Atletico Madrid chief Miguel Angel Gil Marin attacked Barcelona on Tuesday over their pursuit of highly-prized striker Antoine Griezmann, saying he was “fed up” with the Catalan club’s attitude.Marin issued his strongly worded rebuke hours after a Spanish radio station reported that Barcelona were poised to pay the French international’s 100 million-euro release clause.last_img read more

Moura hat-trick sends Spurs into UCL final

first_imgThat was when the ball broke to Lucas in the box and the Brazilian sent a low shot beyond the despairing dive of Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana to seal their comeback, making it 3-2 to them on the night, 3-3 on aggregate, and taking Mauricio Pochettino’s men through on away goals.The Ajax players slumped to the turf, their fans stunned, as they go out and Spurs advance to face fellow comeback kings Liverpool in an all-English final in Madrid on June 1.Leading 1-0 after the first leg, the thrilling young Dutch side appeared to have killed the tie after captain Matthijs de Ligt and Hakim Ziyech both scored in the first half here.That left Tottenham needing a comeback to match that of Liverpool against Barcelona the previous night, but in an even shorter amount of time.Lucas Moura fires through a sea of bodies to equalise on the night for Tottenham© AFP JOHN THYSA quickfire brace by Lucas early in the second half gave them something to cling to, before he struck the decisive blow, denying Ajax a first final since 1996.Erik ten Hag’s team, who had already eliminated the holders, Real Madrid, and Cristiano Ronaldo’s Juventus this season, were applauded by their devastated fans at full-time and must now somehow lift themselves to try to win the Dutch title.They had been dealt a blow just minutes before kick-off when Brazilian winger David Neres pulled out of their starting line-up after the warm-up, his place taken by the young Dane, Kasper Dolberg.– Whirlwind start –That last-minute switch did not perturb the Dutch club, though. Far from it. Dusan Tadic moved to the left wing, and Ajax set about tearing into their opponents right from the off, just as they had done in the first leg.They won a corner after Hugo Lloris had stretched to his left to beat away a Tadic shot, and from the delivery that followed from Lasse Schoene, De Ligt rose to head home a fifth-minute opener.Spurs — without Harry Kane but with Son Heung-min back after missing the first leg due to suspension — did threaten an immediate reply as a Son cross hit the near post, but Ajax escaped and came again, a Tadic shot that fizzed just past the far post acting as a prelude for what was to follow in the 35th minute.This time Tadic, the former Southampton player, cut the ball back for Ziyech, whose first-time shot on his left foot flew into the far corner from a difficult angle.It was a wonderful goal, and it had surely killed the tie.The Spurs fans were understandably subdued, and they would not have harboured too much hope in Fernando Llorente as the big striker replaced Victor Wanyama for the second half.Yet the way Pochettino’s side came back out after half-time echoed what Liverpool had done at Anfield 24 hours earlier.They scored their first in the 55th minute, Lucas combining with Alli and slotting low past Onana.Four minutes after that Onana made an improbable save from Llorente’s effort inside the six-yard box, but the ball came back to Lucas and the Brazilian turned and managed to find a corner.He wheeled away in celebration, all too aware that Tottenham were now just one goal away from completing the turnaround.With such tension, Ajax no longer appeared so liberated, but Ziyech twice nearly scored again, grazing the post with a first-time shot and then hitting the same upright in the 79th minute.Jan Vertonghen hit the bar at the other end, but just when it looked like Ajax would hang on, Lucas delivered the killer blow.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Lucas Moura stunned Ajax with a 96th-minute winner© AFP Adrian DENNISAMSTERDAM, Netherlands, May 9 – Lucas Moura’s last-gasp strike took Tottenham Hotspur to the Champions League final for the first time in their history on Wednesday, completing his hat-trick and sealing an incredible 3-2 win over Ajax to leave the Dutch side heartbroken.Ajax’s improbable European run seemed set to go on all the way to the final as they led 3-2 on aggregate deep in stoppage time in the second leg of the semi-final at the Johan Cruyff Arena.last_img read more

Gifts for movie lovers

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GAA NEWS: KILCAR GO JOINT TOP AFTER WINS OVER ARDARA AND GLENTIES

first_imgKilcar GAA NotesSeniorsIt was a good weekend for our seniors who find themselves joint top of Division One following two wins over the weekend. On Friday evening they defeated neighbours Ardara 1-15 to 1-07 with Andrew McClean getting the goal and on Sunday they beat Naomh Conaill 1-14 to 0-09 in Glenties, Ashley Carr was the Cill Chartha goal scorer.Our Reserves move up to third in the table after a good 3-14 to 4-03 win also over Naomh Conaill. Our seniors and reserves host Four Masters next Sunday in Towney. UnderageOur Under 14’s play in the Divisional semi-final this Friday evening opponents and venue to be announced while our Under 12s travel to Pettigo on Saturday for a league fixture.LottoThere was no winner of the Club Lotto Jackpot so next week’s Jackpot is €6,000 this week’s numbers were 10, 15, 26 and 29 winners were: €50 Gavin Curran, Bogagh, €30 Sandra McCloskey, Derrylaghan and €20 Derdre Carr, Bavin. Lotto Plus numbers 4, 17, 18 and 28 there was no winner.BingoClub Bingo winners €150 Anthony Bourke, €110 Margaret Byrne (Straleel), €80 Ellen O’Donnell, €70 Bernadette Gallagher, Marie Gallagher, May Carr, Michelle Lowther, Mart T Byrne, Maeve Byrne and Sally Morrow. The Jackpot next week is €2,300 on 45 numbers.For the latest news visit our website www.kilcarcargaa.com you can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter at facebook.com/CillCharthaGAA and @KilcarGAA GAA NEWS: KILCAR GO JOINT TOP AFTER WINS OVER ARDARA AND GLENTIES was last modified: July 1st, 2014 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:GAAkilcarNoticesSportlast_img read more

Calderon: Real Madrid have made a big mistake by selling Cristiano Ronaldo

first_img Ronaldo has won four Champions League titles with Real Madrid, having first won the title with Manchester United. He will now aim to add a sixth with Juventus 2 Ronaldo was greeted by hundreds of Juventus fans when he arrived for his unveiling on Monday Former Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon has told talkSPORT the Spanish giants have made “a big mistake – a historic error” by selling Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus. The Portuguese superstar was officially unveiled as a Juve player on Monday following his €100million move to Turin.Ronaldo enjoyed a glittering nine years at the Bernabeu but his final few years at the club were overshadowed by repeated rumours of unrest and an on-going rift current president Florentino Perez.So often was the 33-year-old linked with a move away, that it came as a surprise when the reports of a stunning move to Italian champions Juve turned out to be true, with Real allowing their iconic striker to leave for a relative pittance considering his status as one of the best players in history.center_img EU ESTOU AQUI. @Cristiano is here. #CR7JUVE pic.twitter.com/YBkJjnDvAf— JuventusFC (@juventusfcen) July 16, 2018It is said Real allowed the move to happen so they can focus on giving their successful but ageing squad an injection of fresh, young talent – with Eden Hazard, Neymar, Harry Kane and Kylian Mbappe touted as possible replacements.But Calderon believes there is no player on the planet who can replace what Ronaldo gave to Los Blancos, and has slammed his former club for letting their star man go.“It’s a big mistake,” the ex-Real chief told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.“It’s not understandable. I think Real Madrid have made a historic error.“It’s going to be very difficult for Real Madrid to find a player who can score more than 60 goals a season for €100m.“I don’t think there is anyone who can fill that hole – a player like Cristiano has no replacement. He’s an irreplaceable player.“You might bring in two or three players, but you’ll never another like Cristiano. 2 “He’s given a lot for the club, he has five Ballon d’Ors, he has four Champions League title and has been a key player in getting these titles for Real Madrid.“And now, I don’t see anyone to replace that.“I think Juventus have been very clever to take advantage of this opportunity, to sign a player of Cristiano’s quality for a very little amount of money taking into account how much clubs are paying for good players.“To sell him now has been a very, very big mistake from Real Madrid.”last_img read more

ESB ADMIT IT COULD BE TOMORROW BEFORE ALL CUSTOMERS HAVE POWER BACK IN DONEGAL

first_imgThe ESB has admitted that it could be tomorrow before all customers across Donegal get their power supply back.At its height, more than 12,000 customers were without power across the county this morning with Glenties the worst-hit area with 7,000 customers affected.The ESB says their technicians are all out in the field and that they hope to have the majority of supplies back up by this afternoon. However, they admitted that some areas may have to wait until tomorrow because of the sheer volume of faults on the system.ESB ADMIT IT COULD BE TOMORROW BEFORE ALL CUSTOMERS HAVE POWER BACK IN DONEGAL was last modified: January 15th, 2015 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:donegalESBpower outageslast_img read more

Groves bout off but world title fight looms

first_imgGeorge Groves has withdrawn from Friday’s British super-middleweight title defence against Kenny Anderson – and it has emerged that the Hammersmith fighter is set to challenge for a world title in the near future.Groves, who was floored by Anderson before stopping him in 2010, was due to face the Scot at Wembley Arena in an eagerly anticipated rematch.But he has pulled out because of a back problem and the entire show – which was also to have included fellow West Londoner Steve O’Meara – has been called off.Groves is unbeaten in 14 pro fightsAnd it has been revealed that Groves is now being lined up for a shot at WBO champion Robert Stieglitz.The Germany-based Russian was due to face Mikkel Kessler – a former title holder who has fought Joe Calzaghe and Carl Froch – on 14 April.But Kessler is currently nursing an injury, leading Stieglitz to make other plans.Groves, unbeaten in his 14 professional fights, is rated as one of the country’s top boxing prospects.Last year he won a close points decision against local rival James DeGale and blasted away ex-British champion Paul Smith in two rounds.His trainer and manager Adam Booth insisted Groves was not ready to fight for a world title.But Stieglitz is regarded as one of the weaker champions in an extremely strong division.Commenting on the postponement of Friday’s Wembley bill, promoter Frank Warren said: “Of course, it’s bitterly disappointing for us and all the boxers involved.“But in sport, injuries occur and there is very little anyone can do about it. I have had no option but to postpone the whole card until a later date.”Light-middleweight O’Meara was scheduled to face former Commonwealth champion Bradley Pryce. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

On-fire Oosthuizen wins Malaysian Open

first_img‘I didn’t expect to play this well’After claiming his fifth European Tour title, Oosthuizen said: “I thought I was going to be a lot more tired. It was a long journey to get here and I have to be honest and say that I didn’t expect to play this well because of the tiredness. “To win means a lot because I have been playing well for the last few weeks now and to win gives me a lot of confidence for the rest of the season,” said Oosthuizen. The victory meant Oosthuizen became only the second multiple winner of the season on the European Tour, following in the footsteps of fellow South African Branden Grace, who won the Joburg Open and the Volvo Golf Champions. Previously, Oosthuizen staged a successful defence of the Africa Open title at the East London Golf Club in early January. Oosthuizen maintained his composure under pressure to card a final round four-under-par 68 to record a three=shot victory over Gallagher on 17-under 271. First victory in AsiaThe victory in the Malaysian Open is Oosthuizen’s first in Asia, making him a winner in Asia, Africa and Europe, and the recent US Masters so very nearly gave him a victory in North America too. Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material Fellow South African Charl Schwartzel actually started off best and grabbed the first round lead with a superb eight-under-par 64. However, his challenge fell away in the second round when he slid to a three-over 75. LEADERBOARD The South African star’s assessment that his game is in good shape could hardly be disputed; in his last three starts he has finished third in the Shell Houston Open, second in the US Masters, and now won the Maybank Malaysian Open. That’s the kind of form that earns you over R13.25-million for just 12 rounds of golf! One shot gap after three roundsThe gap between Oosthuizen and Gallagher remained at one shot after both posted 69s in the third round. Otto, with a 72, and Kruger, with a 77, both fell back down the field, but Schwartzel, with a 70, moved up to a tie for 13th. Louis Oosthuizen (-17) 66, 68, 69, 68, 271Stephen Gallagher (-14) 67, 68, 69, 70, 274Rafael Cabrero-Bello (-12) 67, 72, 66, 71, 276David Lipsky (-12) 70, 67, 69, 70, 276Danny Willett (-12) 69, 69, 67, 71, 276Charl Schwartzel (-11) 64, 75, 70, 68, 277Martin Kaymer (-9) 70, 67, 71, 71, 279Matteo Manassero (-9) 70, 72, 68, 69, 279Hennie Otto (-9) 71, 64, 72, 72, 279Romain Wattel (-9) 68, 68, 72, 71, 279Victor Dubuisson (-8) 72, 68, 69, 71, 280Scott Hend (-8) 70, 71, 73, 66, 280Jbe Kruger (-8) 70, 65, 77, 68, 280Jyoti Randhawa (-8) 66, 72, 68, 74, 280Jeev Milka Singh (-8) 65, 73, 70, 72, 280 Schwartzel sixthSchwartzel matched his good friend’s 68 to move up to sixth on 11-under-par 277, while Otto closed with a second successive 72 to share seventh on nine-under-par 280. Kruger, the winner of the Avantha Masters in New Delhi in February, recovered nicely from his nasty 77 with a round of 68 to end in a share of 11th on eight-under 280. Oosthuizen, meanwhile, opened with a very solid six-under 66 and followed that up with a 68 to take the halfway lead on 10-under-par 134, one shot clear of South Africans Jbe Kruger and Hennie Otto, and Scotsman Stephen Gallagher. “The one thing I did know was that the game was there so that helped a lot. I was pretty tired at points in those first couple of rounds but overall it has been great and I am over the moon with the result.” 16 April 2012 After finishing second at the US Masters, Louis Oosthuizen crossed 12 time zones on a 30-hour journey to Kuala Lumpur for the Maybank Malaysian Open. Some feared he was in for a let-down in form, but those fears proved unfounded as he secured an impressive victory at the Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club on Sunday.last_img read more

Zuma to discuss fees impasse

first_img22 October 2015 South African President Jacob Zuma is set to meet university management and student leaders on Friday 23 October to discuss the countrywide stalemate over fee increases.The meeting will be held with university vice-chancellors, chairpersons of councils and student leaders at the Union Buildings in Pretoria, with a view to finding a solution to the impasse.This will be Zuma’s second meeting with university management this month. His consultation with vice-chancellors and council chairs on 6 October resolved to set up a task team to explore solutions to short-term student funding challenges.Zuma said the government fully understands the pressure and difficulties confronting students from poor and working class households.“It is important that we work together to find solutions,” he said. “Nobody disagrees with the message that students from poor households are facing financial difficulties and possible exclusion.“Even in the January 8 statement of the governing party this year, we stated that the escalating cost of university education had become another source of exclusion for the poor and vulnerable South African child. All parties should allow space for this matter to be discussed in a manner that will enable us to find a solution.”In a statement released today, the South African government reiterated its commitment to funding for both basic and higher education, and to overcoming funding shortfalls.“Since 1994 government has prioritised education,” the statement reads. “This has translated into substantial funding for both basic and higher education. But given the legacy of the past there is a funding shortfall in higher education.“The current student protests over higher fees which began at Wits University and have since migrated to other campuses are of serious concern to government. The issues raised by the students are legitimate and government is sympathetic to their cause and are in line with our own priorities of ensuring quality and affordable education.“Government is committed to working with student leadership, university management and unions to find a solution to the current impasse and is working towards a long term solution to student funding in South Africa.”SouthAfrica.info reporterlast_img read more