The Action fail to gain any ground on Innkeepers, play to 1-1 draw

first_imgThe Action failed to gain any ground on defending league champion Innkeepers as the two front runners played to a 1-1 draw in Leo’s Men’s Open League play Tuesday evening at Lakeside Pitch.The Innkeeper currently sits on top of the standings with a four-point bulge over The Action.Each team has only one loss this season.In the other game on the night Kootenay Co-op got past cellar dwelling Kootenay F.C. 2-1.Co-op sits in third spot in league standings, seven points behind Innkeepers.West Kootenay and Kootenay F.C. are tied for fourth spot, each with four points.In the lone game Friday West Kootenay United meets The Action at 6:45 p.m. at Lakeside.The Action will be missing Byron Rokeby-Thomas for the game Friday. The speedy striker went down with a knee injury and had to be taken to hospital in an ambulance.Tuesday Innkeepers face Kootenay F.C. and West Kootenay United meets Kootenay Co-op.Jackson’s tops Jackson’sJackson’s Hole is the lone undefeated team in the Jackson’s Hole Men’s Master 35-plus league.Jackson’s currently sits on top of league standings, three points ahead of 2010 winner Bia Boro.Real Nelson is in third place followed by Club Inter.Ted Allen’s Jewelry is fifth with Red Dog alone in the basement, winless in six attempts.In action Thursday, Red Dog meets Ted Allen’s, Real Nelson attempts to knock off Jackson’s Hole and Bia Boro battles Club Inter.Dirty leads Finley’sDirty Dozen is undefeated after five games of the Finley’s Ladies Red Soccer League.The five wins puts Dirty Dozen six points in front of second place Red Dog.Finley Jiggers and Lily Whites are tied for third, each with six points. Selkirk Eyecare is fifth with three points.Friday Dirty Dozen look to make it six in a row when the team meets Lily Whites at Lakeside Pitch.Monday, Finley’s Jiggers meet Dirty Dozen while Selkirk Eyecare plays Red [email protected]last_img read more

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Coaches Dave McLellan, Greg Andrusak ‘part ways’ with Nelson Leafs

first_imgHughes, who won the job over McLellan and two other candidates, took a director’s position with the Pursuit of Excellence Hockey Academy in Kelowna leaving the Leafs without a coach and GM days before the start of training camp.To say the Leafs were in panic mode at the time after Hughes informed the team was an understatement of the brief KIJHL season.However, the Leafs were optimistic McLellan, with Junior A hockey experience, had the tools, and contacts, to find the right players when Nelson opened camp for the 2014-15 seasonMcLellan had BCHL experience on staff with the Burnaby (now Coquitlam) Express from April 2005 to February 2010 before heading the coaching staff in 2007.He then coached the Delta Ice Hawks for two seasons where he took the franchise to the Pacific Junior Hockey League title in 2012.Before coming to Nelson McLellan coached in the North Vancouver Minor Hockey system.However, returning the Leafs back to an elite KIJHL team never materialized as Nelson finished fourth last season, losing to Beaver Valley in the first round of the Murdoch Division playoffs.This season Leaf fans were optimistic with a full off season of recruiting McLellan — finishing his time in Nelson with a 37-35-0-6-5 record — would restore the Leafs to the top of the Murdoch Division with the heavyweights like Beaver Valley Nitehawks and Castlegar Rebels.But after a solid start, the Leafs began sliding, losing 14 of 17 games since October 31 — the most embarrassing loss coming December 2 on the road against Castlegar 9-0.During the slide McLellan had a revolving door on the Leafs dressing room as players were released and signed on almost a weekly basis.Nelson was able to snap a recent seven-game losing streak Tuesday at home, rallying from a 3-0 deficit to edge Grand Forks 4-3 in overtime.Wednesday in Spokane, Nelson was trying to make it two straight over the Braves, a team Nelson had yet to lose against this season.The plan now for the Leafs executive is to then find a coach and GM during the Christmas break and before the Leafs return to face Beaver Valley in a two-game, home-and-home series beginning December 30 in Fruitvale.Story originated at The Nelson Daily During his first interview with The Nelson Daily in August of 2014, Leaf coach and GM Dave McLellan said he took the position with the Heritage City franchise Nelson is “run more like a Junior A franchise.”McLellan may have been right as the Leafs decided to make a decision more reserved for ownership in the BC Hockey League than the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League by “parting ways” with coaches Dave McLellan and Greg Andursak Wednesday morning.Leaf president John Dooley was unavailable for comment as he traveled to Spokane Wednesday with the team.However, in an emailed statement to The Nelson Daily, Lauren Suomi, Marketing Coordinator with the Nelson Leafs Hockey Society said:“I can confirm that at this time, the Leafs have parted ways with Dave McLellan and Greg Andrusak.”“President John Dooley is in Spokane, accompanying the team on their scheduled road trip along with Sean Dooley, who is standing in as coach,” Suomi added.“In reference to other media reports about this story, our full statement will be released when our president returns to the country.”Those media reports, which had the head coach slamming the Leafs board, said McLellan and Andrusak “told the board they were stepping down Wednesday morning.”McLellan leaves the Leafs in a similar way to finding the job with the Green and White.The 50-year-old skipper was parachuted into the Leafs coaching position in August of 2014 after the Nelson’s top candidate to replace former coach and GM, Frank Maida, Matt Hughes, decided to dump the Leafs for another job in July.last_img read more

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Sharks on Game 6 vs. Avalanche: “We’re a confident group heading in there”

first_imgSAN JOSE — The Sharks experienced enough drama in the seventh game of their first round playoff series against the Vegas Golden Knights to last them for quite a while. There’s really no desire to have to be in that position again.“As much as I enjoyed my first Game 7, I’d like to forego it maybe this series,” forward Evander Kane said Sunday of the Sharks’ 5-4 overtime win in Game 7 over the Golden Knights, their third straight victory that gave them a 4-3 series win. “Anytime you get an …last_img read more

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How to Create a Circle Loading Animation in After Effects

first_img2Move the position of the ellipses to -250 then add a repeater. 8To get rid of decimals add an expression to the offset: Math.round(“pickwhip to the offset”) If you have any questions regarding this tutorial or if you have any quick tips for creating loading bars in After Effects, please comment below! 5Move ahead 30 frames and set the copies to 12.  1Create a new composition then create a new shape layer with a white ellipses. 3Set the position of the repeater to 0, rotation to 30 and copies to 12.  4Set a keyframe for the copies to start at 0.  6Set the starting opacity to 0 and the ending opacity to 100 percent.  7Set an offset keyframe every 30 frames that increases by 12.  9Add the same expression to the copies but replace the word “offset” with “copies”. In this video tutorial you’ll learn how to create a slick loading animation in After Effects.Discover an easy way to create an Apple style loading wheel in After Effects. Your friends will be so impressed!The technique is very simple. The video covers:Using expressions to round up decimalsUsing the a repeater to animate around a circleAdjusting start and endpoint opacitiesWhile not actually functional, this circle loading animation can be cleverly used in your motion graphics.Don’t want to watch the video? Follow along with the step-by-step tutorial below. Click any image for larger view. last_img read more

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Diaspora Conference to be Broadcast to Jamaicans in Hartford

first_img Jamaicans in the United States of America (USA) will be able to watch television features on the ‘Jamaica 55’ Diaspora Conference, which is slated for July 23 to 26 at the Jamaica Conference Centre, downtown, Kingston.The features will be aired on the ‘Jamaica Diaspora Show’ which will air weekly programmes on Channel 5 of the Hartford Public Access Television (HPATV) in Hartford, Connecticut.The city has the third-largest population of Jamaicans in the USA behind Miami and New York.Viewers can watch the show on Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m., respectively, as well as the recorded programmes on the HPATV website at www.hpatv.org free of cost.Global Diaspora Director of Country Style Community Tourism Network, Rudi Page, told JIS News that the show aims to provide its viewership with information on important and current issues related to Jamaica, the Jamaican diaspora and the entire Caribbean.He said the show features coverage of news and activities, including interviews with important Caribbean nationals in the diaspora as well as key officials and business people in Jamaica who are actively engaged in and contributing to the island’s growth and development.Mr. Page said that persons will be able to watch events such as the Marketplace exposition, ‘Government at your Service’, which is a fast-tracked one-stop shop for government services at the conference; church services; and a range of cultural activities.“So it covers events, news, activities, interviews, and with a strong focus on Jamaica’s economic growth and development,” he pointed out.Mr. Page informed that the Jamaica Diaspora Show, first aired on January 28, 2017, featured a 30-minute interview with Prime Minister the Most Hon. Andrew Holness.He noted that the Prime Minister, during the interview, mentioned plans to harness the power of the diaspora, and spoke about the Government’s Economic Growth Council.“The Prime Minister really set out clearly the role of the diaspora and the importance of the diaspora,” he pointed out.The show is hosted by Jamaica Diaspora Economic Growth Council Task Force member and member of the West Indian Social Club of Hartford, Inc., Mark Milward. Story Highlights Viewers can watch the show on Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m., respectively, as well as the recorded programmes on the HPATV website at www.hpatv.org free of cost. Jamaicans in the United States of America (USA) will be able to watch television features on the ‘Jamaica 55’ Diaspora Conference, which is slated for July 23 to 26 at the Jamaica Conference Centre, downtown, Kingston. The show is hosted by Jamaica Diaspora Economic Growth Council Task Force member and member of the West Indian Social Club of Hartford, Inc., Mark Milward.last_img read more

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Notley says Trudeau promised new timeline on Trans Mountain pipeline in weeks

first_imgCALGARY, A.B. – Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says the federal government has promised a revised timeline within weeks to resume construction on the stalled Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project.Notley says she is satisfied Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is committed to getting the project back online in good time, and her government is willing to work with him to make it happen.But she says she expects Ottawa to move quickly given the investor uncertainty that has rippled out in all directions from last week’s Federal Court of Appeal decision on the project. The Appeal Court quashed the expansion on the grounds that the federal government failed to properly consult Indigenous groups and the National Energy Board did not take into account the impact of increased tanker traffic on marine life, particularly endangered whales.Notley says full consultation with Indigenous groups must be carried out but says it’s critical to the construction timeline that the government fix the marine impact assessment without restarting a lengthy hearing process.The Trans Mountain expansion project would triple the capacity of the existing line, which takes oil products from Edmonton to Burnaby, B.C.Alberta says the project is critical and it is losing billions of dollars a year because the oil currently shipped to B.C. is sold at a discount to a captive market in the United States.Notley and Trudeau met Wednesday in Edmonton to discuss the expansion project.Ottawa has already done a lot of work beefing up marine safety on the B.C. coast and it’s Alberta’s hope that this work can be included in the missing impact assessment, Notley said Thursday. In the meantime, Notley has pulled her government out of the federal climate plan, which includes a price on carbon, saying Alberta will return when it is satisfied the Trans Mountain project is back on track.last_img read more

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We are confident of moving with this squad to WC: Carey

first_imgNew Delhi: Emboldened by Australia’s remarkable turnaround in the ODI series against India, vice-captain Alex Carey Tuesday said they are “really confident” of entering the ICC World Cup with a squad good enough to play like defending champions. The five-match series is poised at 2-2, thanks to Australia’s back-to-back wins after staring down the barrel at one stage. “As a player in the Australian cricket side we have been working hard in the last 12-18 months. Some success has started to come our way. We are really confident moving with the squad we take to the World Cup,” Clarey said on the eve of the series-deciding game here. Also Read – Dhoni, Paes spotted playing football togetherCarey said it will only add to the strength of the side when Steve Smith and David Warner rejoin the side after serving out their bans. “Those are definitely some big names that might come back into the line. The guys that are in the side are performing well, so it’s only healthy for Australian cricket that the guys in the side are playing well and these guys that have done really well in the past have definitely put their hand up for selection when they are available.” Also Read – Andy Murray to make Grand Slam return at Australian OpenHe said he was not surprised by the way the Australian batsmen tackled India’s formidable spin duo of Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav, who have tormented batters with their guile in recent times. “There has probably been a fair bit of media (analysis) about Australia playing against spin in the past. We have worked really hard on playing spin bowling in the nets over 12-18 months. I guess to see some reward, again it’s no surprise, but the guys are doing so much hard work off the field,” said Carey. The match will be played on a Feroz Shah Kotla wicket which may assist slow bowlers. Carey, though, said they are capable of handling whatever is thrown at them. “We played some local Indian bowlers that we tried in the nets, so I guess it’s really a good experience. Guys getting out there in the middle to have the confidence to take on their spinners got to be a great confidence tomorrow.” He said the strength of the Australian team at the moment is that they have plenty of options. “We take a lot of confidence that we trust the batters to perform their role. When Ashton did that the other night he did really well. They (Indians) are world class bowlers and I am sure they want to bounce back and it’s up to our batters to have a game plan to negate that. We trust the players to perform their role and take on the best bowlers in the world and do a good job.” Carey said it will be a contest to watch for since they have the momentum and India would be keen to bounce back after two defeats. “We were out under pressure early in the series. Some games were really close and now we have the series level at 2-2. It is obviously exciting going into tomorrow with the series on the line. Obviously (we will) take some momentum from the last game. The boys are felling confident. “India are going to bounce back quickly but I guess for us we thought we played some pretty good cricket in the first two games and we just fell short so to have the series at 2-2, really excited. I am really looking forward to and so are the guys.”last_img read more

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Industrial production dips 0.1% in March… lowest in 21 months

first_imgNew Delhi: India’s industrial production contracted by 0.1 per cent in March this year, the lowest in 21 months, mainly due to manufacturing sector slow down, official data showed Friday. Factory output, as measured in terms of the Index of Industrial Production (IIP), had grown by 5.3 per cent in March 2018, according to data released by the Central Statistics Office (CSO). IIP’s previous low was recorded in June 2017, when output shrank by 0.3 per cent. Also Read – Commercial vehicle sales to remain subdued in current fiscal: IcraOn annual basis, IIP growth slowed to three-year low of 3.6 per cent in the 2018-19 fiscal as against 4.4 per cent in the previous fiscal. Industrial production growth was 4.6 per cent and 3.3 per cent in 2016-17 and 2015-16, respectively. Meanwhile, Index of Industrial Production growth for February 2019 has been revised downwards to 0.07 per cent from 0.1 per cent earlier. The manufacturing sector, which constitutes 77.63 per cent of the IIP, contracted by 0.4 per cent in March as compared to 5.7 per cent expansion in the year-ago month. Also Read – Ashok Leyland stock tanks over 5 pc as co plans to suspend production for up to 15 daysCapital goods output declined by 8.7 per cent in the month under review as against 3.1 per cent contraction in March 2018. Power sector growth slowed to 2.2 per cent in March as compared to 5.9 per cent a year ago. Mining sector growth also dropped to 0.8 per cent in March compared to 3.1 per cent expansion a year ago. As per use-based classification, growth rates in March 2019 are 2.5 per cent in primary goods, (-) 2.5 per cent in intermediate goods and 6.4 per cent in infrastructure/ construction goods. Similarly, consumer durables and consumer non-durables have recorded growth of (-) 5.1 per cent and 0.3 per cent, respectively. In terms of industries, 12 out of 23 industry groups in the manufacturing sector have shown negative growth during March 2019 as compared to same month a year ago.last_img read more

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Rain lashes parts of Delhi-NCR, brings much-needed respite

first_imgNew Delhi: Rain lashed parts of Delhi-NCR region on Friday evening bringing the much-needed relief to those who were baking in the Delhi summer. The traffic was also affected due to waterlogging in different areas in city.The rain hit the Delhi-NCR region around 4 pm and there were reports that other parts too witnessed heavy rainfall. The Safdarjung observatory received 2.4 mm of rainfall till 5.30 pm. The minimum temperature was recorded at 24.6 degrees Celsius, two notches below the season’s average, while the maximum was recorded at 37.4 degrees Celsius, three notches below the season’s average. Also Read – More good air days in Delhi due to Centre’s steps: JavadekarWhile there was some relief from scorching heat, the Delhiites also had to face traffic congestion due to waterlogging. The Delhi Traffic Police through their Twitter handle alerted commuters about the waterlogging. “Traffic is affected from R/A Apsara Border towards Anand Vihar & Singhu Border Chowk towards Sonipat due to waterlogging,” read one of the tweets. In another tweet city police said,” Traffic is affected from Azad Pur towards Bypass due to waterlogging at GTK Depot. Kindly avoid the stretch.” The traffic was also affected due to the damaged road in Wazirabad. Areas under Palam, Lodhi Road, Ridge and Ayanagar received 7.6 mm, 1.8 mm, 0.2 mm and 3.6 mm of rainfall, respectively. The humidity oscillated between 100 per cent and 53 per cent. The weatherman has forecast cloudy skies for Saturday with the possibility of thunderstorm accompanied with very light rains and gusty winds. The weather is likely to remain pleasant on Saturday and the maximum and minimum temperatures are expected to hover around 37 degrees and 24 degrees Celsius, respectively. Meanwhile, 11 flights were diverted from Delhi airport here on Friday due to bad weather.last_img read more

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NCAA approves tougher violations rules Gene Smith sees improvement in flawed system

The NCAA Board of Directors released a new, more stringent set of rules Tuesday for enforcing athletic programs’ adherence to codes of conduct. The new rules try to simplify and accelerate what has traditionally been a long and complicated rule-enforcing process. The rules also aim to increase the severity of the sanctions and make punishments more uniform instead of treating things on a case-by-case basis, according to the announcement posted on ncaa.org.  Among the most notable changes involve holding head coaches more accountable for the actions of their staff. Now, violations by any member of the staff will reflect on the head coach, unless he or she can prove their personal effort for an “atmosphere of strict compliance.” There was also a change in tiers of violations. Rather than categorizing a violation as “major” or “secondary,” there will now be four levels, with a level one violation being the most “severe breach of conduct.” The NCAA could potentially disqualify a team for multiple years of postseason play and fine the program millions of dollars for a level one violation. Other consequences for various levels of infractions include harsher scholarship reductions, recruiting limits and head coach suspensions. Suspensions for coaches as well as programs can range from 10 percent of the season to a full season. The NCAA Division I Committee on Infractions will expand from 10 members to 24, speeding up the infractions process and handing out violations in a more timely manner. In Ohio State football’s case, this could have meant serving out OSU’s bowl ineligibility during the 2011 season rather than the current season. The last of the most significant changes in the new set of rules includes a more consistent penalty system. Sanctions will no longer be evaluated on a case-by-case basis, and the new standards will ensure equal treatment – and punishment – across the NCAA. NCAA President Mark Emmert said the rules aim to eliminate the temptation for teams to do whatever it takes to win. “We have sought all along to remove the `risk-reward’ analysis that has tempted people — often because of the financial pressures to win at all costs — to break the rules in the hopes that either they won’t be caught or that the consequences won’t be very harsh if they do get caught,” Emmert said. “The new system the board adopted today is the result of a lot of hard work and membership input devoted to protecting the collegiate model.” OSU athletic director Gene Smith said he agrees with the new rules and says they help to solve a “flawed” system. “I am supportive of the new legislation,” Smith said. “It provides clarity and transparency to a system of enforcement and infraction management that was flawed. It also will improve the ability for cases to be handled more expeditiously.” Emmert began the process of establishing a new set of rules in August 2011. The new enforcement structure will take effect on August 1, 2013. Dan Hope contributed to this article
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