New snooker champions pay tribute to supporters

first_imgClub chairman Patsy Farrell says they owe a lot to those who have supported them. New Institute from Nenagh won the All-Ireland Club Snooker Championship for the second time in their history at the weekend.A 3-1 win over Crucible from Cork City in the final earned them the title.They were also crowned Munster champions the previous weekend.last_img

EPL relegation battle resumes

first_imgIn the rest of today’s three o’clock matches, Everton play host Bournemouth, while West Brom are at home to West Ham and already relegated Aston Villa go to Watford.Meanwhile, Celtic can be crowned SPL champions for the fifth year running this afternoon.The Hoops can retain the title if they win at Hearts in the 12.30 start and Aberdeen then slip-up at home to in-form Motherwell at at Tynecastle at 3 o’clock. With just two games remaining, only one of the trio can escape the drop with Newcastle trailing their rivals by a point.The Magpies are at home to Crystal Palace today at St James’ Park.Sunderland travel to the Britannia to face Stoke while Norwich are involved in the late game of the day as they face a daunting trip to the Emirates to take-on Arsenal in a half-five start.last_img read more

SA wheelchair star wins British Open

first_imgSouth Africa’s Lucas Sithole became the first African to win a wheelchair tennis Super Series title on the weekend when he beat world number one David Wagner 7- 5, 6-7, 6-4 to claim the quads singles title at the British Open Wheelchair Tennis Championships. One of only six Super Series events, the British Open Wheelchair Tennis Championships was played at the Nottingham Tennis Centre. “We would also like to thank Airports Company South Africa for their sponsorship which gives the players the opportunity to participate in international events and to realise their dreams,” Losch added. KG Montjane Montjane and Sithole were eliminated in the semi-final of the miex doubles, going down 0-6, 5-7 to the English pairing of Marc McCarroll and Jordanne Whiley. Singles Focused, determined and clinical in his execution, Sithole defeated the British star, ranked 11th in the world, 6-4, 6-4 to advance to his third Super Series singles final of the year, and his second meeting with world number one David Wagner. Sithole has won 23 singles titles to date, including the Korea and Daegu Opens in June 2012, but the prestigious British Open Quads singles title is his biggest win to date. ‘Very proud’ SAinfo reporter and Wheelchair Tennis South Africacenter_img “We are so proud of Lucas, and know he has the talent and ability to win numerous titles of this magnitude. Congratulations Lucas, to your first of many,” said Wheelchair Tennis South Africa’s manager, Karen Losch. Sithole and Burdekin reached the semi-finals of the doubles competition, where they lost to the top seeds, Wagner and Sarah Hunter 5-7, 3-6. Sithole’s coach Holger Losch said in a statement: “We are very proud of Lucas, and believe winning one of the six big events on the world tour is a very important step to him realising his dream of being world number one.” 24 July 2013 South African golden girl, Kgothatso “KG” Montjane, ranked sixth in the world, ran into an inspired Jiske Griffioen, ranked third in the world, in the quarter-finals of the women’s singles competition and was beaten 6-2, 6-2. The doubles proved to be more fruitful for Montjane as she and her Dutch partner Marjolein Buis won through to the final where their winning streak was ended by Griffioen and Aniek van Koot, who emerged 6-2, 7-5 victors. Sithole began his title challenge strongly, defeating Great Britain’s Antony Cotterill 6-2, 6-1 to set up a semi-final showdown with his long-time rival, Jamie Burdekin. Sithole had beaten Wagner only once previously, in the Airports Company South Africa SA Open in April. However, sticking to his game plan, Sithole showed moments of brilliance to defeat Wagner 7-5, 6-7(4), 6-4 and claim the trophy. last_img read more

Caching hot spots in Australia, according to Signal the Frog®

first_img SharePrint RelatedVytah – GC3A6Y9 – GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – August 20, 2012August 20, 2012In “Community”Privy (GC2Z6GB) — Geocache of the WeekOctober 1, 2015In “Geocache of the Week”Do you think this is a game? — Flappy Cache (GC507NW) — Geocache of the WeekMarch 24, 2014In “Community” Lizard City (GC3JNK1) | Traditional Cache | Difficulty 2.5 | Terrain 1If you are the type of geocacher to appreciate a clever cache container, Lizard City and several other caches by cache owner TiedyeSmileys will certainly put a smile on your face. 1234<> 123456789<> 123<> 1234567<> 1234<> Lane Cove (GC3E) | Virtual Cache | Difficulty 1.5 | Terrain 1.5The very short GC code might give it away for some: this is Australia’s very first geocache published May 18, 2000! It is located in beautiful Lane Cove National Park and where you can expect to come across lots of local wildlife. Since the cache is of the virtual kind, you’ll have to answer several questions about the cache’s location to claim a find. Astro La Vista, Baby! | (GCM4N8)  | Multi-Cache | Difficulty 2 | Terrain 2This cache also offers excitement for the science fiction fan. You’ll will have to be fearless and venture into the dark, but it’s fun and safe enough for the whole family to find. Signal is heading to Australia this January with a brand new souvenir in tow to celebrate Australia Day. Everyone is invited to join the beach party by attending a geocaching event between January 26-28, 2018, wherever you are.For those of you who are actually making your way down under to visit Australia, or already call it home, we are sharing a few of Signal’s favorite geocaches!In Australia, you can find geocaches that provide amazing experiences, teach fascinating geological facts, bring you to places you never knew existed, and surprise you with creative cache containers.Here are Signal’s top 8:C Lions (GC12NHD) | Traditional Cache | Difficulty 2.5 | Terrain 3.5This cache is hidden on a beach near Seal Bay and is reached most easily during low tide. There is a good chance to not only find a hidden container, but also get a glimpse at some adorable seals and sea lions.center_img Five Quay’s In A Row (GCKKTY) | Traditional Cache | Difficulty 2.5 | Terrain 1This urban cache leads you to a place with with picture ready views of Port Jackson featuring the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House. Don’t forget to bring your camera and prepare to go on a stealthy cache hunt with lots of muggles around*. 12345678<> 1234567<> T.A.R.D.I.S. (GC3JH1P) | Mystery Cache | Difficulty 3 | Terrain 3This highly favorited geocache was supposedly placed by the Doctor himself and promises a fun Doctor Who themed adventure. So bring your sonic screwdriver and don’t blink! Earthcache I – a simple geology tour of Wasp Head (GCHFT2) | EarthCache | Difficulty 1 | Terrain 1.5Continuing with firsts: this EarthCache is not only the first in Australia, but the first EarthCache on Earth! This cache is a truly coveted find for any geocaching historian, and brings you to an area of great geological significance. You can learn about worm burrows, split joints, drop stones, and find fossils in some layers of the rock. 123456<> Inspired to take a geocaching trip to Australia? If that’s not in the cards for you right now, make sure to attend a geocaching event between January 26-28, 2018 to earn a souvenir and pretend you are at a sunny Australian beach with your fellow geocaching friends. Find an event near you.*Muggle: A non geocacher. Based on “Muggle” from the Harry Potter series, which is a non-magical person.Share with your Friends:More Kiama Little Blowhole (GC1E1Y5) | EarthCache | Difficulty 2 | Terrain 2.5At this EarthCache location you can freshen up your knowledge around volcanic extrusions and experience the power of the ocean. Try not to get wet (unless you want to) and enjoy a special natural spectacle.last_img read more

17 days ago​Chelsea winger Hudson-Odoi delighted with early season form

first_img​Chelsea winger Hudson-Odoi delighted with early season formby Ansser Sadiq17 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi admits that he was fearing for his career after suffering an Achilles injury last term.The 18-year-old was missing for the back end of last season after the horrific injury.However, he has found his way back to fitness and is already shining for the first team under Frank Lampard with three assists and a goal in four matches.He told Sky Sports News: “It’s an amazing feeling.”I was out for three to four months and it was crazy to even get the injury in the first place. It’s something I had to deal with mentally because I’d never experienced an injury like that before.”I’m really delighted with the way I’ve come back. I didn’t expect to get this many assists and to contribute with a goal as well. Hopefully I’ll keep improving and adding goals to my game.” About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Mississippi State Releases Hype Video For Arkansas Game

first_imgA general view of Mississippi State's football field.STARKVILLE, MS – OCTOBER 13: A general view of Davis Wade Stadium during a game between the Tennessee Volunteers and Mississippi State Bulldogs on October 13, 2012 in Starkville, Mississippi. (Photo by Butch Dill/Getty Images)Mississippi State can no longer win the SEC West after a loss to Alabama this past Saturday, but the Bulldogs still have a lot to play for. MSU, at 7-3, still has a chance to post a 10-win season for just the fourth time in school history. The Bulldogs will need to get things started with a strong bounce-back performance against red-hot Arkansas this weekend.Wednesday, the school released a two-minute hype video to tease the contest. Check it out:The Bulldogs and the Razorbacks are set for a 7:00 PM ET kick off.last_img read more

Alabama Promotes 16 National Titles With Awesome Graphic Featuring Trophy, 15 Championship Rings

first_imgHead coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide celebrates by hoisting the College Football Playoff National Championship Trophy after defeating the Clemson Tigers in the 2016 College Football Playoff National Championship Game.GLENDALE, AZ – JANUARY 11: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide celebrates by hoisting the College Football Playoff National Championship Trophy after defeating the Clemson Tigers in the 2016 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 11, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. The Crimson Tide defeated the Tigers with a score of 45 to 40. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)With its win over Clemson, Alabama took home a 16th claimed national title, and it isn’t being shy about the accomplishment. This morning, Alabama posted an awesome graphic to Instagram, showing off the new College Football Playoff trophy with 15 rings from the program’s previous titles. It is quite a site.Love them or hate them, the Crimson Tide are really without rival when it comes to winning championships. The scary part is that it doesn’t seem like Nick Saban is particularly close to being done either.last_img read more

RBC fires head of US capital markets over workplace relationship

first_imgTORONTO ONTARIO, – The Royal Bank of Canada has fired the head of its U.S. capital markets division for violating its policies about relationships with fellow employees.“Blair Fleming did not comply with our disclosure and conflict of interest policies relating to workplace relationships,” spokeswoman Gillian McArdle wrote in an email.“When the matter was brought forward, we investigated and acted promptly.”Fleming was the American CEO of RBC Capital Markets and US head of investment banking and oversaw all the division’s businesses in the U.S., says his LinkedIn page.Fleming, 56, began his career with Royal Bank in 1986 in London, Ont., and moved to New York City in 2009, where he and his wife live with their four daughters.The announcement of Fleming’s departure earlier in the week generated employee questions, Douglas McGregor, the bank’s group head of capital markets, said in an employee memo.“We want to be clear that inappropriate behaviour at RBC is unacceptable and in breach of our Code of Conduct and Respectful Workplace Policies,” he wrote.“RBC is committed to maintaining a professional workplace. It is only by acting with integrity that we can continue to build the trust of our people, clients, and the community.”In its 20-page code of conduct, the bank says working relationships could cause conflicts of interest if they can “favourably impact compensation, work conditions or promotion prospects of a close friend or family member.”It says there is no substitute for good judgment and common sense and says employees should speak to a manager if they have doubts about a relationship.The policy also says employees have a responsibility to speak up if they witness or experience inappropriate behaviour. They can raise it with their manager or through the bank’s confidential human resources resolution hotline.Global responsibility for investment banking is being assumed by Derek Neldner, head of Canadian and Asia Pacific investment banking.Jim Wolfe, head of leveraged finance, and Matthew Stopnik, co-head of financial sponsors, have been appointed co-heads of U.S. Investment Banking.Companies in this story: (TSX:RY)last_img read more

The Latest Japan denies prosecution challenge to bail Kelly

first_imgTOKYO — The Latest on the Japanese finance allegations against Nissan executive Greg Kelly (all times local):___10 p.m.A Japanese court has rejected prosecutors’ challenge to a court’s approval of bail for Nissan Motor Co.’s American executive Greg Kelly.The rejection Tuesday clears the last hurdle for Kelly’s release from detention over the alleged underreporting of the income of his boss, former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn.Earlier in the day, the court approved Kelly’s release on 70 million yen ($635,600) bail. His release from detention is expected later Tuesday.Kelly and Ghosn have been detained at the Tokyo Detention House since their Nov. 19 arrest.They are charged with underreporting Ghosn’s pay by about 5 billion yen ($44 million) in 2011-2015.___3 p.m.A Japanese court has approved a bail request for Nissan Motor Co. executive Greg Kelly, who was detained and charged with underreporting the income of his boss, former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn.Tokyo District Court said Tuesday that the American Kelly will be released on 70 million yen ($635,600) bail. His release could come before the end of the day.Kelly and Ghosn have been detained in Tokyo since their Nov. 19 arrest. They are charged with underreporting Ghosn’s pay by about 5 billion yen ($44 million) in 2011-2015.Kelly’s Japanese lawyer sought bail after the court dismissed prosecutors’ request for more detention.Charges for their underreporting allegation in more recent years are pending.Ghosn, also facing breach of trust allegations, would be detained at least until Jan. 1.The Associated Presslast_img read more

Enbridge sells natural gas assets in Northeast BC

first_img“When combined with asset monetizations announced in May, the sale of our Canadian G&P Business significantly advances our strategic priority of moving to a pure play regulated pipeline and utility business model.” said Al Monaco, President and Chief Executive Officer of Enbridge. “It also demonstrates our focus on prudent capital allocation and ensuring the continued strength of our balance sheet and funding flexibility. With a total of roughly $7.5 billion in asset monetizations announced in 2018, we have more than doubled our initial target of $3 billion.”Separate sale agreements have been entered into for those facilities currently governed by provincial regulations (Alberta and B.C.), and those governed by federal National Energy Board regulations. The transaction involving the sale of the provincially regulated facilities is expected to close in 2018, while the transaction involving the sale of the federally regulated facilities is anticipated to close in mid-2019.Proceeds from these transactions provide significant additional financing flexibility going forward as the Company continues to execute on its current portfolio of secured growth projects.  The Company’s outlook for DCF/share through 2020 and its target credit metrics remain unchanged as a result of these asset sales.Enbridge will continue to hold its long-haul regulated natural gas transmission assets which include the Westcoast transmission system in British Columbia and the Alliance pipeline that carries natural gas from western Canada to the Chicago market.Brookfield intends to maintain the Canadian G&P workforce and anticipates that they will remain with the G&P business upon transaction close.“I’d like to thank our colleagues at the G&P Business, who have done an exceptional job building and expanding a substantial gathering and processing franchise while operating the business safely and reliably day-in and day-out,” added Monaco. Enbridge said it will work with Brookfield to ensure a safe and orderly transition of the G&P business’ operations. RBC Capital Markets acted as financial advisor and Torys LLP acted as legal advisors to Enbridge on the transaction. CALGARY, A.B. – Enbridge has announced the sale of its Canadian natural gas assets including those in Northeast B.C.The company said that its natural gas gathering and processing business in the Montney, Peace River Arch, Horn River and Liard basins in B.C. and Alberta are being sold to Brookfield Infrastructure and its institutional partners for a cash purchase price of CAN $4.31 billion, subject to customary closing adjustments and receipt of regulatory approvals.The business includes 19 natural gas processing plants and liquids handling facilities, with a total operating capacity of 3.3 Bcf/d and 3,550 km of natural gas gathering pipelines.last_img read more