Leafs sweep Murdoch rivals to regain top spot in division

first_img“The player would have been approved if the roster was checked and a call to the BC Hockey Junior carding hotline was made. It is a paperwork issue, nothing else,” Martel added.On the ice the Leafs overcame a slow start Friday to double the Rebels at home. After being outshot in the opening frame, and relying on goalie C. J. Wedenig to keep Castlegar off the scoresheet, Jack Karran scoring in the final minutes of the period to start the Leafs offence.Karran, Josh Stypka, Cole Jensen, Kaleb Comishin and former Rebel Shawn Campbell then added goals for the Leafs which held period leads of 1-0 and 3-1. Both of Karran’s goals came on special teams with Campbell and Comishin also scoring on the power play.Brandon Costa, Brady Daniels and Tristan Jones replied for the Rebels, which outshot Nelson 29-25. Nelson spent most of the game playing shorthanded as referee Andrew Falcone whistled the Leafs for 42 minutes in penalties.Wedenig, stellar at times — especially when Nelson was playing shorthanded — earned his second win of the season over the Rebels.Saturday against Beaver Valley, Nelson started fast, scoring three times in just over two minutes of play during the first period, en route to the shutout of the Hawks.Stypka, on the power play, Campbell and Emery Neilson scored for Nelson before Caiden Kreitz took over to frustrate the Hawks.Kreitz, named Nelson’s game star, stopped all 30 shots to register his seventh win of the season. Beaver Valley, winners of six straight before Saturday’s loss, outshot Nelson 30-23 in the contest.Nelson returns to action Friday when the club travels to Creston to meet the Thunder Cats. The Leafs then host Osoyoos Coyotes Saturday and division rival Spokane Braves Sunday in a rare afternoon contest at the NDCC Arena.ICE CHIPS: The weekend was the first action for Leafs sniper Shawn Campbell. Traded to Nelson during the offseason from Castlegar, the former Rebel looked to be in fine form afer spending the first month of the season on the injury list, scoring twice and adding a pair of assists. . . . Nelson was missing forward Keenan Crossman from the lineup during the weekend. Crossman continues to rehab an upper body injury. . . . David Sanchez, suspended for Friday’s game, was back in the lineup in Fruitvale Saturday. . . . Castlegar continues to struggle this season, having posted just two wins in nine games. Both wins have come after North Okanagan and Nelson were penalized for using ineligible players. . . . The Leafs lead second place Beaver Valley by two points and third-place Spokane Braves by four in Murdoch Division standings. The weekend began with the Nelson Leafs taking a step backwards.However, once the final buzzer sounded in Fruitvale Saturday night, it was evident the Green and White had bounced back from the albeit, brief, setback to return to form as the top team in the Murdoch Division.Nelson posted consecutive Kootenay International Junior Hockey League wins over rivals Castlegar Rebels (6-3) and Beaver Valley Nitehawks (3-0) to regain sole possession of top spot in the Murdoch Division. The wins come after Nelson was penalized two points for using an ineligible player during the September 28th contest against the Rebels. Head coach Mario DiBella was also suspended for one game — missing Friday’s victory over Castlegar at the NDCC Arena.“Upon completion of the (September 28th) game the coaching staff for Castlegar Rebels noticed the error and notified KIJHL Administration on Sunday Sept 30,” KIJHL president Larry Martel told The Nelson Daily.“Andrew Carr, VP Neil Murdoch division, investigated the complaint and because the roster wasn’t checked prior to playing the game the Nelson Leafs were found in breach of Section 30.”last_img read more

5 things we learned from the weekend’s Premier League action

first_imgBy Scott SaundersSaturday’s Premier League action provided us with a host of stunning goals, dramatic incident and local derby rivalries, with all of England’s biggest clubs in action on the same day for one very rare occasion.Here are five things we can take from Saturday’s action:5. Two new strikers are proving themselvesTwo goals of the very highest order came within a couple of minutes of each other at St. Mary’s, where Southampton and QPR clashed.With the Saints ahead, Charlie Austin showed us he can do the business in the Premier League after an unbelievable turn and volley to level the match.But Graziano Pelle’s incredible overhead kick won the match for the home side. He’s got four league goals already, and he looks an inspired purchase from Dutch coach Ronald Koeman.4. Eliaquim Mangala not as solid as we thought?He looked like the man to partner Vincent Kompany for years to come as he had a storming debut against Chelsea last week, but Eliaquim Mangala didn’t have the best of days at Hull on Saturday.The Frenchman’s positioning was off for the header he fired into his own goal for 2-1, while he was also penalised for a wild high boot in the box to allow Hull to level the match up.Mangala looked okay apart from those incidents, but they could have been pivotal. There’s mistakes in him.3. Leicester’s attack humbledIt’s a big old difference to last weekend for Leicester, who drew a blank against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park. They fell to two goals in four minutes from Fraizer Campbell and Mile Jedinak.There was to be no comeback for the ages from two down as they did to Manchester United, but that’s the magic of the Premier League. It is so unpredictable.2. Mauricio Pochettino doesn’t shy away from ballsy decisionsHe had other options, but Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino took a gamble on young Ryan Mason in midfield on Saturday – giving him his full league debut in a North London derby.Mason did very well too, and didn’t look out of place. He did well enough to justify his selection by the Argentinian coach ahead of the benched Nabil Bentaleb. He helped Spurs to a 1-1 draw.1. Arsenal an exciting english core, and a strong benchArsene Wenger’s latest Arsenal team is growing and maturing, but it’s refreshing to see that this team built for the future is made up of English (and Welsh if you count Aaron Ramsey) talent.Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain scored Arsenal’s equaliser on the day against Spurs, and teamed up well with fellow young gun Calum Chambers down the right flank. Jack Wilshere has been doing well, and Danny Welbeck is leading the line.And when you can bring Alexis Sanchez off the bench, it sure does help.For more articles and the latest soccer news, check out FTBpro.comlast_img read more

Department of Tourism to host Guyana Coconut Festival

first_imgBY: Indrawattie NatramThe coconut industry that has been left behind for quite some time will be under the spotlight in October as the Department of Tourism in the Ministry of Business in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture and private stakeholders will be hosting a Coconut Awareness Week during 15 to 23 October, 2016 with a wide range of events.The Week’s events will highlight the importance of coconut and its uses. According to Director General of Tourism Donald Sinclair a River Appreciation Day and Speed Boat parade along with a Ministry of Agriculture outreach will start the activities.The activities include a coconut awareness launch of festival icon, motorcade to Mahaicony ground for World Food Day observance, Launch of Festival Souvenir magazine, Ministry of Agriculture Coconut cook out, State of the Coconut Industry forum, and launch of National Coconut Development Roadmap.A coconut summit and Business meetings is schedule for October 21 at the Arthur Chung Convention Centre, and on October 22 the festival continues with a coco splash entertainment sequence.The week will conclude with a coconut award ceremony on October, 23.At a stakeholders meeting, Sinclair said that farmers from Pomeroon will be actively involved and that Essequibo is an important Region to start off the week’s activities, since Pomeroon is the “Heart of the Coconut”.During his address he said that the industry has been out of attention for a while and it is time for farmers, living in the Pomeroon, to be equipped with the necessary knowledge about the fruit and its many uses.At the meeting, Chairman of the Essequibo Chambers of Commerce, Dalip Singh, and Region Two Chairman Devanand Ramdatt pledged the Region’s support towards the Week’s events. The boat parade will put Essequibo on the map in terms of Tourism, he noted.For the activities, nations such as Suriname, Brazil, India and Mexico have indicated their interest in participating. The Week of activities also coincides with Agriculture Month. The events are to be hosted by the Ministry of Agriculture Maritime Authority, and the Guyana Police Force.last_img read more

City Offers Reward

first_imgLA MIRADA – The city’s Graffiti Reward Program offers a reward of up to $1,000 each time a person provides information leading to the arrest and conviction of graffiti vandals. The program aspires to encourage the community to report vandalism and crime. Anyone who observes individuals vandalizing public or private property is asked to contact the La Mirada Community Sheriff’s Station at (562) 902-2960. 165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

‘Who’s going to not score for Manchester United now?’ – Fans react to news Wayne Rooney may miss Liverpool game

first_imgWayne Rooney looks set to miss Manchester United’s crucial tie with bitter rivals Liverpool on Saturday evening.The skipper, fresh from breaking Sir Bobby Charlton’s England goalscoring record this week, was not among the 18 man squad who checked into the team hotel ahead on Friday night.James Wilson was also not present meaning new £36m signing, 19-year-old Anthony Martial, is the only recognised striker available to manager Louis van Gaal.Rooney looked as though he would kick on for the Red Devils after scoring twice during the international break leading to a wide range of reactions to his absence on social media.See the best tweets below … Wayne Rooney 1center_img //storify.com/talksport/who-s-going-to-not-score-for-manchester-united-now.js?border=false[View the story “‘Who’s going to not score for Manchester United now?’ – Fans react to news Wayne Rooney may miss Liverpool game” on Storify]last_img read more

“Facebook Helped Me Win,” Claims Politician

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#Features#Trends#web sarah perez 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts In Tampa, Florida, one of the cities that comprises the megalopolis known as the Tampa Bay area, home to Busch Gardens, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and only minutes from beautiful beaches on the Gulf Coast of Florida (oh, and this author’s stomping grounds, too), a local politician is giving credit to Facebook for his recent win in the primaries for the local County Commission. On Facebook, the crowd is still very young, with an average age of 22.96 as of this February. Typically, the youth vote, although coveted, could not be counted on thanks to low turnout of young voters at the polls. However, this small time local election may prove to be one of the first examples of the huge impact Gen Y can have on the political process. Now that many members of Gen Y are of voting age, their sheer numbers can no longer be ignored by politicians. The biggest generation since the baby boomers, Gen Y has been poorly characterized by some as lazy, unfocused, and self-centered – a generation that would just as soon stay home with mom and dad than go out and climb the corporate ladder. While it may be true that Gen Y has the good financial sense to maximize their time in rent-free accommodations, they are certainly proving themselves the opposite of lazy when it comes to involvement, be it social involvement, community involvement, or political involvement. Considering this recent “Facebook-powered” win, it could be that this generation is all talk and all action, too.According to Rearden Killion Communications, the St. Petersburg advertising firm that handled the campaign of Kevin Beckner in the District Six democratic primary for the Hillsborough County Commission, the Facebook effort comprised of content, video production, and media buying valued at around $7000. There was also a Facebook app which let supporters put a campaign button on their own pages and provided a link to Beckner’s page. The overall effort increased Beckner’s Facebook group membership by 50 percent. In this local election of this County Commissioner, you have to wonder if this is a hint of things to come in the upcoming presidential election here in the U.S. The Obama campaign has defined themselves by the way they have embraced technology. From blogs to social networks to even SMS text messages announcing the VP, the campaign is “a revolutionary shift in our country’s political media ecology,” says Andrew Rasiej over on techPresident. Although it has yet to be seen whether or not the use of technology will propel Obama into the Oval Office, the results of this local election prove that there is merit to targeting the online crowd and asking for their vote.(Image credit: Zappowbang)last_img read more

Blockchain 2019: Entering a More Rational and Mature Phase

first_imgBlock chain technology and cryptocurrencies aren’t dead. They are entering a new and more rational phase. Research into the technology is just now leading to a number of new products and services that will be announced this year. Alison McCauley, CEO of Unblocked Future, said that “the most impactful use cases are not going to be identified by technologists alone. I see forward-thinking organizations raising blockchain literacy across the company so that they can get subject matter and process experts to help them understand where the technology will really make a difference now, not just ten years from now.” Cryptocurrencies made big news in 2017 and 2018. 2017 saw an explosion of cryptocurrency prices and investor speculation. They were a modern day tulip mania. 2018 started the year with peak prices for cryptocurrencies that plunged throughout the year, down almost 90 percent by year end. Nikao Yang, COO at Lucidity, said that “for a long time, blockchain has been inextricably tied to cryptocurrencies, but that’s simply one application of the technology. Now, a variety of industries – from manufacturing to retail – will start to explore the improvements blockchain can bring to supply chain transparency, ownership tracking, and others.” Walmart plans to use blockchain for supply chain tracking, and in the financial sector, the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) plans to open a digital asset exchange this year and Fidelity will be opening a new company called Fidelity Digital Assets.last_img read more

Welcome to the Golden Age of competitive research

first_img Related postsThe California Consumer Privacy Act goes live in a few short weeks — Are you ready?14th December 2019Lytics now integrates with Google Marketing Platform to enable customer data-informed campaigns14th December 2019ML 2019121313th December 2019Global email benchmark report finds email isn’t dead – it’s essential13th December 20192019 benchmark report: brand vs. non-brand traffic in Google Shopping12th December 2019Keep your LinkedIn advertising strategy focused in 202012th December 2019 Posted on 14th May 2019Digital Marketing FacebookshareTwittertweetGoogle+share HomeDigital MarketingWelcome to the Golden Age of competitive research Welcome to the Golden Age of competitive researchYou are here: Robert Brady, founder of Righteous Marketing, presented at HeroConf this year on what he’s calling the the Golden Age of competitive research.The competitive research discussion focused on four main things:— The process of using Google Scripts to pull Auction Insights— How to tap into the Bing competitive lab— How to monitor and leverage competitor Facebook ads— And, how to tap into your competitors’ funnelsRegarding Google scripts, we should focus on trends instead of exact numbers, see some detail on Google Scripts here.Are your competitors paying attention?By reviewing trends you can note not only when new competitors come into the space (whether temporarily or for the long haul) as well as which of your competitors are essentially asleep at the wheel. One of the largest opportunities we have as PPC marketers is to seize the moment when competitors have just stopped paying attention. If you notice sudden changes, you can analyze what the potential reasoning is behind the change and capitalize on it. Monitoring things like average position and top of page rate can be a great way to identify this.Microsoft Advertising competition tab (basically auction insights)A few things to take note of here. On competitive action items, are your competitors behaving differently here? Are they less active? This can make it much easier to exploit and deploy conquest campaigns. Who are the new competitors in the space? If they have smaller budgets or are generic, it will be easy to “flex the muscle,” after they’ve exhausted their daily budget, according to Brady.Facebook Ad SnoopingDid you know you can see all of your competitor ads that are running right now?You can see not only what they’re running, but you can start to find out how targeting is happening by reviewing the “why am I seeing this ad” option. Types of information you can see include behaviors, and also clicking on other ads or liking pages.The Facebook ads libraryThe completely searchable library for anything that is potentially relatable to our campaign. This data can include spend by advertiser, and detailed data about the ads that are running, including where the ad is being shown and allocation of spend by ad.The new Facebook transparency gives us a lot of powerful information for:Competitive budget comparisonsMessaging reach efficiencyGuidance for keyword A/B testingAlso, by clicking on “See Details,” we can see if a competitive ad campaign is:Active or inactiveApproved or disapprovedNumber (range) of impressions receivedAmount spentDemographic informationLocations where the ad was viewedSome additional action items: If you like their targeting, you can add to your campaigns, or you can exclude the ones you don’tCreative review – try opposing colors and themes to stand outGetting into the competitive funnel: The catfishing of competitive researchBecome your competition’s ideal customer (and yours right!). Here’s how you can go incognito…Always use a VPN with incognito mode of Chrome; set to impersonate a user in Dallas, TX (or wherever you need it to be)Create new Google accounts; use age & gender as selected for personas; leave all data collection settings in default configuration (be the customer)Visit “clean” sites (dallasnews.com, wfaa.com/local, fox4news.com, msn.com) to check on what ads we’re seeingCheck “clean” sites to see how ads changeCheck google.com/ads/preferences to see how Google is bucketing the personaFill out your competitors contact forms, download their white papers… see what happens next 🙂With the vast amount of information available through smart data mining, there is just no excuse for employing a strategy that does not thoroughly exploit competitor intelligence. It’s there for the taking. You just have to know where to look and what to do with it when you find it!The post Welcome to the Golden Age of competitive research appeared first on Marketing Land.From our sponsors: Welcome to the Golden Age of competitive researchlast_img read more

Fossil fishes challenge an evolutionary ‘urban legend’

first_imgImagine a half-ton tuna laid out on a dock next to a seahorse, a minnow, and a moray eel. That’s just a snapshot of the astonishing diversity found in the group of fishes called teleosts, or ray-finned fish, which today have 30,000 species—more than all living mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians combined. For more than a decade, many researchers have assumed that teleosts’ dizzying array of body types evolved because their immediate ancestor somehow duplicated its entire genome, leaving whole sets of genes free to take on other functions.Now, an examination of the fish fossil record challenges that view. Despite duplicating their genome about 160 million years ago, teleost fish hewed to a few conventional body types for their first 150 million years. Meanwhile, the holostean fishes, a related group with genomes that never underwent a doubling, evolved a stunning diversity of body plans. The work “demonstrates beautifully how necessary it is to look at the fossil record when testing hypotheses about … large-scale evolutionary changes,” says Robert Sansom, a paleontologist at the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom.The link between genome duplication and diversification has seemed so intuitive that it has “almost become an urban legend,” says Michael Lynch, an evolutionary biologist at Indiana University, Bloomington. The textbook case was the contrast between teleosts, with their spectacular diversification, and holosteans, which today have a mere eight species in just two body types (bowfins and gars). Flowering plants, too, are rife with such duplications and are champions of diversity among plants. In both cases, evolutionary biologists assumed that some DNA replication quirk doubled the genome. 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He visited 15 museums around the world measuring and photographing specimens from 250 million to 100 million years ago, then compared their rates of diversification. “Teleosts weren’t always special,” Clarke concludes. As he and his colleagues report online today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, teleosts got off to a slow start in their first 150 million years. Meanwhile, the holosteans evolved diverse shapes and sizes, most of which have since gone extinct. “[Fish] without the duplicated genome are diversifying just fine,” as fast or even faster than teleosts, notes Michael Alfaro, an evolutionary ichthyologist at the University of California, Los Angeles.Other recent work has questioned the consequences of gene duplications in flowering plants as well. Given how often plants today undergo genome doubling and tripling, relatively few living species have multiple sets of DNA buried in their genomes, suggesting that such doubles often tend to be evolutionary dead ends.Some evidence suggests that genome duplications may actually promote diversity, but not right away. In several groups of flowering plants, such as the Brassicales, which include cabbage and papaya, diversity seems to have exploded perhaps as many as 50 million years after the genomes doubled. “More and more examples from the plant field [show] a time lag,” says Ingo Braasch, an evolutionary developmental geneticist at Michigan State University in East Lansing. Such a lag might also be at play in the teleost story, says Itay Mayrose, an evolutionary biologist at Tel Aviv University in Israel.Others, however, think it’s time for evolutionary biologists to move on. Researchers have thoroughly documented that many species have arisen in the kind of evolutionary flowering seen in teleosts. “Genome duplication was such a nice, tidy explanation” for this extraordinary diversity, Sansom says. “Now we need to look for other explanations” for the mechanisms behind it.last_img read more