By The Nelson Daily SportsThe Vernon Vipers are quickly shifting gears in regards to Nelson Leafs graduates.The B.C. Hockey League franchise traded winger Gus Correale to the Grande Prairie Storm of the Alberta Junior Hockey League Tuesday.In return for the Nelson Leafs rookie winger Vernon receives the rights to 18-year-old defenceman Austin Baecker and future considerations.Earlier this season the Vipers dealt defenceman ex-Leaf Bennett Hambrook to the Prince George Spruce Kings of future considerations.Both Correale and Hambrook had made the jump to the Tier II Junior A after successful seasons with in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League with the Leafs, leading Nelson to the league final against Revelstoke.Correale, 17, had struggled to make his mark with the defending Royal Bank Cup winners and was a healthy scratch for many of the games.Correale, known for his speed and shifty moves, finished the season fifth in team scoring with 14 goals and 29 assists in 48 games.Hambrook, 18, was a tower of strength on the Leaf blueline with an aggressive style of play. He finished the season with 14 points.Two former Leaf players remain on the Vipers roster — center Dylan Walchuk and defenceman Phillip Patenaude.Walchuk, part of the Royal Bank run, leads Vernon in scoring with 10 goals and nine assists in 19 games.Patenaude has played 12 of the Vipers 19 and has one point.Walchuk off to represent Canada West . . .Dylan Walchuk is one of eight players from the BCHL to earn spots on Canada West at the upcoming 2010 World Junior A Challenge, November 8-14 at the South Okanagan Events Centre in Penticton. Walchuk leads the Vipers in scoring with 19 points in 18 games and played a key role in helping Vernon to their second consecutive RBC Cup championship in May as a rookie. The 18-year old Walchuk is committed to Northern Michigan University for the 2011/12 season.Sam Mellor of the Trail Smoke Eaters joins Walchuk. The Cranbrook, B.C. product is currently second in BCHL scoring with 35 points through 19 games on the heels of a 63-point rookie season. Mellor has committed to attend the University of Alaska-Anchorage and was recently named to the Watch List for the 2011 NHL Draft.firstname.lastname@example.org
Former National Basketball Association Commissioner David Stern, who oversaw explosive growth in the popularity of the game during his 30-year tenure, died on Wednesday at the age of 77, the league said.Stern, the NBA’s longest-serving commissioner before being succeeded by Adam Silver on Feb. 1, 2014, had been in serious condition after emergency surgery on Dec. 12 in New York following a sudden brain hemorrhage.“Every member of the NBA family is the beneficiary of David’s vision, generosity and inspiration,” Silver, who worked with Stern for 22 years, said in a statement.“Because of David, the NBA is a truly global brand.”Under Stern, the NBA experienced extraordinary growth, with seven new franchises – including expansion to Canada in 1995 – a more than 30-fold increase in revenue, a dramatic gain in national TV exposure and the launch of the Women’s National Basketball Association and NBA Development League.He also had a role in many other initiatives that helped shape the league, including a drug policy, salary-cap system and dress code.“Without David Stern, the NBA would not be what it is today,” former Chicago Bulls superstar and current Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan said in a statement.“He guided the league through turbulent times and grew the league into an international phenomenon.”National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell remembered Stern as “a driving force in sports for decades.”Stern’s greatest accomplishment as commissioner is widely considered to be the way he transformed the NBA, once largely an unknown commodity outside the United States, into a globally televised powerhouse.Under Stern’s leadership, the league opened 13 global NBA offices and became in 1990 the first U.S. professional sports league to stage a regular-season game outside North America, when the Phoenix Suns played the Utah Jazz in Japan.“David Stern was the most important non-player/non-coach who ever passed through the NBA and it’s not really close,” Bill Simmons, broadcaster and author of “The Book of Basketball: The NBA,” said on Twitter.“David Stern earned and deserved inclusion in our land of giants,” the National Basketball Players Association added in a statement.Current Los Angeles Lakers star, LeBron James, a three-time NBA champion, praised Stern for changing the lives of so many young adults, and “more importantly your vision to make our game become worldwide, a vision only you could make happen.”Bill Russell, who won 11 championships in 13 years with the Boston Celtics long before Stern became commissioner, said in a tweet: “He changed so many lives. David was a great innovator and made the game we love what it is today. This is a horrible loss.”Another retired NBA star, Shaquille O’Neal, called Stern: “The best commissioner to ever do it.”“We lost a legend,” said Germany’s Dirk Nowitzki, a 14-time all-star with the Dallas Mavericks.
GREAT SEASON Lennox Graham, the coach of former world champion Danielle Williams and world number three in the 400m hurdles Kyron McMaster, believes it was the endless days and nights he spent at Kingston College (KC) as a coach that has made him into one of the in demand hurdles coaches in the world today. The Clemson University sprint and hurdles coach guided ‘The Purples’ to six of their 31 Boys Champs titles, and he believes it was those formative years as a coach at 2A North Street why athletes and coaches regard him as a hurdles guru. “A lot of people would see it now, but obviously it started a long time ago from my days as a coach at KC. We used to stay down there till two in the morning sometimes, and it continued with Leford Green, Shermaine Williams, Rosemarie Carty and Samantha Elliot at Johnson C Smith University,” Graham explained. “It is a learning experience every year. I have learned to be patient and tweak new things each year. For example, Danielle, she has been with me for seven years now and every year we have to find a way to get her faster over the hurdles.” In his last year in charge of KC, Graham swept all the hurdles events in the boys’ category at Champs. But it was his work with the Williams sisters, Green and McMaster, who represents the British Virgin Island, which has thrust him into the spotlight as the go-to man for the hurdles. Williams and McMaster are enjoying one of the best seasons of their careers. Having won titles at the Commonwealth Games, Central American and Caribbean Games (CAC) and North America, Central America and Caribbean Championships (NACAC), McMaster registered the third fastest 400m hurdles times in the world this year with his 47.54 seconds effort. Williams, who finished second in the 100m hurdles at the Commonwealth Games and NACAC Championships, also ran a lifetime best this year with 12.48 seconds. Their exploits over the past few seasons have caught the eyes of many hurdlers, who want to be under the tutelage of Graham. “I am focused on Clemson right now, so I don’t want my group to get too big,” Graham said. NUGENT JOINS TRAINING Recently, Olympian Leah Nugent announced that she will be joining Graham and his group when training for the 2019 athletics season begins in the fall. “We (Graham) connected well in 2016 at the Rio Olympics. I like his coaching style, and I believe I will be able to reach the goals that I have set with him,” said Nugent, who underlined the importance of this change, considering the upcoming cycle of global athletics events. According to Graham, his objective for his growing elite group remains to maximise their potentials. “What is at the forefront of my mind whoever comes in front of me, I try to get the best out of them,” Graham said.
As cities around the world ring in the New Year in their own unique ways, Pulse Entertainment is doing it again, this time hosting a party titled, “Time Square Ball”. A night of sophistication, parting, dancing and much more will descend on the Strip Restaurant and Bar, Giftland Mall, Liliendaal, Greater Georgetown.Patrons will be treated to the full works – the lights, screens, confetti, the ball drop and the countdown to a new and exciting 2019. To take patrons through the event until the stroke of midnight will be Deejay Shizzle, Deejay Anisah and Pulse Entertainment’s Deejay Ryan. The will make sure the stage is set for a guest artiste who is expected to step up the partying a notch.Regular tickets for the Pulse Entertainment Event will be $5000 and for those who want to be a part of the dinner and ball aspect will be pay $15,000. Tickets are available at The Strip, Giftland Mall; Pulse Online Shopping, South Road; and Gizmos and Gadgets, Robb and Wellington Streets, Georgetown.If you do not have your tickets in advance, more will be charged at the gate.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsTo someone with a beef against your business, a blog, chat room or other web forum is an inviting place. Some small businesses have been attacked via postings on AOL, Yahoo, MySpace, Angie’s List, Facebook and other major sites. John Dozier, who heads Dozier Internet Law and often represents businesses, recommends staying on top of what people might be saying about you online. He suggests using Google Alerts. Dozier’s firm has seen it all: A competitor posting another business owner’s credit report online. An ex-girlfriend publishing false information about her boyfriend’s businesss. A participant in a failed venture launching a derogatory replica of a company site and advertising it with pay-per-click. Responding to unkind comments can be tricky. The owner of a New York dry cleaning business faced a nightmare when a disgruntled customer sued and took the complaint online as well. Debra Guzov, with the law firm Guzov Ofsink, represented the dry cleaner, and suggests steps that a business should take when a customer has a complaint and takes it online: 1)Review the complaint for accuracy. Most of the time, once the issues are clear, there’s a simple fix to the problem. 2)If the complainer persists, search online for any further evidence of a smear campaign against the business. 3)Document what’s happened. Print hard copies of relevant online postings. 4)Explain the situation to your employees, and devise an approach if other customers ask about it. 5)If the problem threatens to move from irritating to damaging, seek legal advice. Register your domain name in all available extensions (like .net, .biz, .org, .info and others). Daniel Kehrer (email@example.com) is editor of Business.com, the top business search engine, and Work.com, a “how-to” site for small business.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Question: Recently, an unhappy former employee of ours decided to take his grievance to the Internet. He posted complaints all over the Web, and we’re concerned his comments could give our business an undeserved black eye. How can we prevent this? – WEB TARGET ANSWER: Disgruntled customers, ex-employees and sinister competitors have unlimited options to undermine your business online. Complaints, rumors or lies that once passed orally are plastered instantly across the Internet, available for the world to see. Basically, if someone is intent on causing a business grief, the Web offers lots of ammunition. Many of today’s fastest growing Web sites are built around the concept of allowing anyone to contribute their own comments.
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1 Geoffrey Kondogbia Liverpool and Tottenham target Geoffrey Kondogbia is being forced to train on his own at Inter Milan.The France international has had a huge falling out with the Italian club after refusing to turn up to training last week.The midfielder has since reportedly been fined around £200,000 and, according to Premium Sport, he is also training on his own.That news will be music to the ears of both Liverpool and Tottenham, who have been linked with Kondogbia.The Premier League pair are fans of the 24-year-old and it has been reported they could move for him before the transfer window ends.However, Kondogbia could also end up at Valencia as part of a deal that would see full-back Joao Cancelo go the other way.
With the smallest club and budget in the league the underdog label is often used to describe Hamilton’s chances but their new captain was quick to play down any change in Accies’ approach.Devlin said: “It’s something that we’ve been used to, to be honest, right from the play-off game when we beat Hibs. “The first game we were 2-0 down and everybody wrote us off and we kind of showed what we’re made of. “The nucleus of the squad is still there, that same team is still there, and we’ve been used to that since we got back to the premier league. “Everybody tends to write us off but then that makes it kind of sweeter when we prove people wrong and stay in the league.“It’s not something we look into too much, as I say we’re kind of used to that by now. “We’re professionals and we’ve to do a job – that job is to stay in the league for the club and for the fans. ” “We’re the smallest club in the league, we’ve got the smallest budget and we’ll only ever look to make sure we consolidate our Premiership status.“Anything other than that is a bonus. That’s first and foremost the priority. It’s the same every single year. “If we’re able to achieve anything more than that then great but as a club that’ll be the aim.”Accies were the first team to benefit from the new play-off system into the Scottish Premiership having come from behind to defeat Hibernian two years ago. Michael Devlin admits Hamilton Accies’ first and foremost priority is to retain their place in the Scottish Premiership and says anything above that is a bonus.Despite being the tender age of 22 the defender has been handed captaincy by manager Martin Canning, himself a former owner of the armband at the club.And while Hamilton only finished seven points above the play-off spot at the end of last season it was enough to keep the Lanarkshire men happy with facing another season in the top flight.Devlin said: “We’ll never look any further than staying in the league – first and foremost that’s the most important thing.
Rangers are set to complete the signing of Jon Flanagan after the former Liverpool defender passed a rigorous medical.The right-back will be former Anfield team-mate Steven Gerrard’s seventh signing at Ibrox.Flanagan, who has also been capped by England, spent the second half of last season on loan at Championship outfit Bolton Wanderers after seven years at the Champions League finalists.Handed his debut by Celtic and Scotland legend Kenny Dalglish in a victory over Man City in 2011, Flanagan also played under current hoops boss Brendan Rodgers. He said: “He shown a great deal of remorse, which he should of, and he’s been punished.“He’s taken the punishment and he wants to get on with rebuilding not just his life in football but his personal life.“He’s a strong character and the big thing is that he’s played for a club where the expectation is so high.“That’s not dissimilar to Rangers, where that expectation is still there.“You are under the microscope every minute of every game, so we’re confident he can cope with that.“He’s versatile across the back line, he’ll bring a lot.” The 25-year-old is poised to join the Rangers first-team squad at their training camp in Malaga.The medical was rigorous due to him having to have a recent knee operation.In January, Flanagan was sentenced to a 12-month community order after admitting attacking his girlfriend three days before Christmas last year.However, Rangers assistant manager Gary McAllister believes he is due a second chance after showing a “great deal of remorse”.
3 May 2007The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) has released the findings of an audit into 11 major electricity distributors in the country, recommending that the government spend more than R400-million on refurbishing of infrastructure.The energy regulator was forced to intervene following a spate of power outages across the country in 2005, blamed mainly on the poor state of South Africa’s electricity distribution infrastructure.Addressing the media in Pretoria on Wednesday, Nersa chairperson Collin Matjila said the problem was especially severe in smaller municipalities. “They are heavily under-resourced and stressed in the delivery of the necessary levels of service,” he said.The audit has also found that few formal systems were in place to ensure proper maintenance of electricity infrastructure, with much reliance being placed on individual engineers.“This adds great risk when individuals leave the service, at the same time limiting the introduction of modern, innovative technologies and systems, thus ensuring that these utilities remain static,” Matjila said.The audit found that the 11 distributors needed to spend R431-million on their electricity networks.The distibutors were those in Ekurhuleni (East Rand), Tshwane (greater Pretoria), Cape Town, Ethekwini (greater Durban), Emfuleni (greater Vereeniging), Mangaung (greater Bloemfontein), Msunduzi (greater Pietermaritzburg), the Nelson Mandela Metro (greater Port Elizabeth) and Rustenburg, as well as Eskom’s southern and north-west regions.Matjila said, however, that the energy regulator was encouraged by the well designed and installed energy networks in the country’s metropolitan municipalities.“The electricity transmission and distribution systems operated by the metros are generally of a well-designed and serviceable state,” he said.Eskom is currently on a skills development drive, aiming to attract up to 400 new engineers, with more than 200 already hired. The state-owned electricity company is also seeking to lure older engineers out of retirement to train apprentices.Source: BuaNews