Leafs outlast Rebels 7-4 to sweep through exhibition season

first_imgDarnel St. Pierre scored two third period goals to spark the Nelson Leafs to a 7-4 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League exhibition victory over the Castlegar Rebels Wednesday at the NDCC Arena.The win allowed Nelson to finish the preseason undefeated in five games and completed a sweep of the Rebels in the home-and-home series.During the exhibition season Nelson outscored the opposition 31-10. Blair Andrews also scored twice for Nelson with singles coming from Jamie Vlanich, Brandon Sookro and Carsen Willans.Derek Georgopolus, with a pair, Chase Rendin and Quinn Klimchuk replied for Castlegar, which jumped into a 2-0 lead early in the first period.Nelson outshot the Rebels 35-21 with Tyler Moffat and Adam Maida splitting the netminding duties.The two teams open the season Friday in Castlegar as the current KIJHL Champs prepare to defend the 2013 crown. Game time is 7:30 p.m. at the Castlegar Complex.Nelson returns to the NDCC Arena Saturday to meet the Creston Valley Thunder Cats in the team’s home opener.Game time is 7 p.m.last_img read more

Fontainbleu the right fit for Ali Baba

first_imgThis year’s 2000 Guineas winner ALI BABA reports well-refreshed from a three-month absence and should win the Fontainbleu Trophy open allowance feature over 1500 metres at Caymanas Park today.Interestingly, ALI BABA, from the stables of champion trainer Wayne DaCosta, is one of four classic winners this season vying for top honours in a 14-horse field. The others are the 1000 Guineas winner PUDDY POOH, Oaks heroine MOM’S STUDENT, along with SUPERLUMINAL who scored a huge upset in the July 4 St Leger over the distance.All four have trained well in preparation for this race, but the Harry Parsad-trained SUPERLUMINAL obviously needs it longer, and Parsard will be looking more to his proven campaigner PETE’SWILDONE with in-form Wesley Henry aboard to take home the bacon.The two three-year-old fillies PUDDY POOH and MOM’S STUDENT were not disgraced behind the speedy FORTUNEONEHUNDRED on September 12 in the Saint Cecelia Cup over 1300 metres and should give good account of themselves, but neither was as good as ALI BABA during the three-year-old campaigns and with the likes of two-time Gold Cup winner COMMANDING CHIEF under returning champion jockey Dane Nelson, UNCLE TAF, and FRANFIELD present, they cannot be given the edge.Back-to-back winsIndeed, ALI BABA scored back-to-back fast-time wins (1:31.1) over this trip early in the season before winning the Ash Wednesday Trophy over 1300 metres in a fast 1:18.3 in March. He then beat subsequent derby winner SEEKING MY DREAM in the 2000 Guineas on Easter Monday, clocking a fast 1:37.4 for a mile, and although beaten going two turns n both the derby and St Leger, is more adept at middle distances, and this should manifest itself today.Although racing for the first time since his close fourth to SUPERLUMINAL in the St Leger on July 4, ALI BABA has been taken to task at exercise by DaCosta, turning in bullet work after bullet work. The 3-y-o cot by Fearless Vision out of the 2009 ‘Horse of the Year’ Ahwhofah obviously has the class to topple this field, and having secured a favourable draw on the outside, will not be easily denied with 51.0kg and in-form stable jockey Robert Halledeen aboard.Other firm fancies on the 11-race programme are FORCE DE JOUR to make it five in a row in the 10th race over 1300 metres for the Cecil C. Charlton Memorial Trophy; REGALLY BOLD in the ninth; JESSE’S FAVORITE in the sixth; and PERFECT FLYER in the eighth.last_img read more

If they build it … people will come

first_imgThe city acquired the property eight years ago. A mobile home park and a metal working shop were on the site. But metal solvents contamination made cleanup necessary, and the city spent years preparing the site for redevelopment. According to Beilke, it was always the city’s intent to “lure a movie theater” there. George Krikorian bought the land not long after the city’s purchase. But relocating businesses and cleaning up the ground contamination cost the city about $12 million. The land was sold to Krikorian for just $4 million. Cummings would not disclose the amount spent since the purchase of the land, which would include construction costs for the theater and shopping complex. Shops at the center will be CVS Pharmacy, Java Jo’z, Coldstone Creamery and others, including a rotisserie-chicken restaurant, a video-game store and a barbershop. The mayor said the city plans to use the theater as part of next year’s 50th anniversary celebration to debut a DVD of Pico Rivera’s history. The center will create 300 new jobs in the city, Beilke said. “I’m really excited about the idea of all the new jobs coming into the city,” Beilke said. Ticket prices for the new theater have not been decided, Cummings said, but most Krikorian theaters charge about $10 for general admission. Cummings said the theater will have all-digital projectors for its 15 screens. Two of the screens will be 3D-equipped.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PICO RIVERA – The curtain will finally be drawn open on the long-anticipated movie theater located on land that cost the city millions of dollars and took years to ready for construction. After eight years of plans and nine months of construction, the Krikorian Premiere Theatre on the corner of Whittier and Paramount boulevards is expected to open within the month, officials said. The theater and shopping center are part of a redevelopment boom in Pico Rivera, bringing businesses and jobs to the city. “There was a lot of contention originally about the cost of this project,” Mayor Ron Beilke said. “It came out of redevelopment money. This was a heavily taxpayer-subsidized project.” Despite that, the mayor said the benefits outweighed the expense. City Planner Julie Gonzales said the Pico Rivera Village Walk 15 will be part of the also-opening Village Walk 15 Shopping Center. Businesses in the center will continue construction after the theater opens. Gonzales said the opening was tentatively scheduled for Oct. 15. Beilke said the city plans to honor the first sit-down movie theater as part of the Redevelopment Agency’s efforts to revitalize the area. Krikorian Director of Operations Todd Cummings said no official date has been scheduled. “We hope it catches on right away,” Cummings said. “There’s definitely a need for a movie theater in the community.” last_img read more

Video: Technical knockout! Brazilian boss floored by rival on touchline

first_imgCruzeiro manager Vanderlei Luxemburgo might think twice about stepping off his bench in his side’s next game, after being wiped out by Palmeiras midfielder Dudu during a cup clash between the two teams.last_img

Planning Department to grow

first_imgA plan to add 20 positions to the city Planning Department is designed to clear a long-standing project backlog and look at long-term challenges. The new planners would work on housing, transportation, local community plans, the revitalization of the L.A. River and establishment of a new Office of Historic Preservation. “Los Angeles is currently facing some incredibly tough challenges: a housing shortage, issues of sustainability, ever-worsening traffic,” said Bud Ovrom, deputy mayor for economic development, in a prepared statement. “New planners are strengthening the department precisely to help craft solutions to these problems.” The new positions, which would bring the Planning Department’s staffing to about 300 people – half of them planners – will be paid for with existing agency funds, said Jane Blumenfeld, head of the Citywide Planning Division. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson The hiring is possible now because city officials cleared away bureaucratic impediments at the urging of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Blumenfeld said. The expansion comes during a period of transition as city leaders search for new directors for both the Planning and Transportation departments. “The new director will have people to assign tasks to now; the more planners, the more the new director can accomplish,” Blumenfeld said. “We’re also trying to assign staff that aligns with the mayor’s agenda for how the city’s going and his interests in planning.” A critical audit by city Controller Laura Chick issued on Halloween also helped speed up the hiring, Blumenfeld said. Chick’s report scolded the agency for inefficient operations and for having dozens of unfilled positions at a time when the city is growing rapidly. But on Wednesday she praised the department’s response to the audit. “I am enthused by the Planning Department’s swift response in implementing major recommendations from my October audit,” Chick said. “It is particularly heartening that the interim director, Mark Winogrond, took immediate action. This is exactly how audits can be used by city managers as road maps in implementing positive and effective change.” Communities have felt the impacts, as they often have little time to learn about and offer input on significant developments, said Edwin Ramirez, president of the Pacoima Neighborhood Council. Ramirez, one of the Neighborhood Council leaders working on a formal cooperative agreement with the Planning Department, said he hopes the new planners can help the agency look beyond individual projects. “They allowed all these developments which are needed and good for the community, but they’re not including the infrastructure for traffic and economic development,” he said. Valley Industry and Commerce Association Chairman Bob Scott echoed the sentiment, adding that if the expansion reduces the project backlog, it will be good for the local economy. “The developers and the people who make the investments in the communities, they make investments in properties and projects and when these things drag out for years at a time, that can amount to hundreds of thousands of dollars or millions of dollars of added expense,” he said. Dan Laidman, (213) 978-0390 dan.laidman@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

CalArts literary journal copies now available

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! VALENCIA – A peek into the guilty pleasures of the literati at California Institute of the Arts is available with the publication of “Black Clock 4,” the school’s literary journal. “Black Clock 4” provides a forum completely free from editorial restraints and is published semi-annually by the school’s Critical Studies MFA Writing Program. Copies are available at newsstands and bookstores or by visiting its Web site at www.blackclock.org. A one-year subscription (two issues) is $20; single issue cover price is $12. “Literature and art and music and the movies are so rife with Moby Dicks and Van Goghs and Kafkas and Vertigos who were dismissed or disdained in their time that you would think by now people would take care to sound a little less self-satisfied about their good taste,” editor and faculty member Steve Erickson wrote of the project. Black Clock 4 writers are Arion Berger, Tracy Biga, MacLean Mady Schutzman, Don DeLillo, Richard Meier, Joanna Scott, Ron Drummond, Anthony Miller, Janet Sternberg, Samantha Dunn, Albert Mobilio, David Toop, Steve Erickson, Rick Moody, Kenneth Turan, Glen David Gold, Joy Nicholson, Michael Ventura, Howard Hampton, Geoffey O’Brien, Jon Wagner, Sean Howe, Robert Polito, David L. Ulin, Grace Krilanovich, Chris Roberts, Eric Weisbard, Jonathan Lethem, Howard A. Rodman, Rachel Zucker, Ton Lutz and Jon Savage. Dwayne Moser and Bruce Bauman serve as senior editors and Gail Swanlund is the art director. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals last_img read more

EMMET RUSHE’S FITNESS COLUMN: HOW TO LOSE WEIGHT AND KEEP IT OFF – FOR GOOD

first_imgBY EMMET RUSHE: This is the first in a 2 part article. It is simply too big a subject to fit into a single article.It’s probably the most asked question when it comes to health.‘How can I lose weight and keep it off for good?’ First things first;If you are hoping that I will tell you that you can keep doing what you are currently doing and I’ll give you the recipe to some magic potion that will miraculously help you lose 3 stone in a day, sorry, but you are clear out of luck.The second thing that I must address when it comes to answering this question is, are you actually ready for the answer?I know 99% of the people reading this will be saying that they are more than ready, but if your New Year’s resolutions are a distant memory, you have to ask yourself if you are actually ready? It’s one thing to know how to do something. It’s another to actually get up off your ass and do the work that will get you the results.Let’s get one thing straight. If you want change, you have to be willing to change.With that said, let’s get to it.1: REDUCE YOUR CALORIE INTAKECalories in vs calories out ultimately determines weight loss or weight gain. If you eat fewer calories, you will lose weight.But what about my…….(insert reason here)STOP, LET ME MAKE THIS CLEAR!It’s not your Metabolism, or your Hormones, or Gluten, or Carbs or any other fallacy that floats around the internet, that is stopping you from being in the shape you want to be in. It’s the amount of calories you are eating. If you genuinely have a disorder, you will be getting medical attention for it.If Sally at the office diagnosed you because of what she read online yesterday, you don’t have a disorder.How do you reduce calories?You can track your macros and calories and log everything you eat and you will be all set.If this sounds like hell, you can simply reduce your portion sizes by using smaller plates or you can use palm and fist sized portions for protein, vegetables and carbs.2: EAT MORE PROTEINFor some strange reason, protein has gotten a bad rap.Many people think that it can cause kidney disease.This is complete nonsense.Protein can actually increase fat burning and reduce hunger which leads to weight loss.In fact protein boosts metabolism more than any other macronutrient.One of the reasons for this is that it takes the body more calories to digest and make use of protein, than it does for fat and carbs.Protein also increases satiety, leading to significantly reduced hunger.In fact, increasing protein to 30% of calories can lead to an automatic decrease in calorie intake of 441 calories per day.The best way to get in more protein is to eat more foods like meat, fish and eggs at every meal.Use a palm sized portion for meat and fish. Portions should be the thickness of your thumb.3: INCREASE YOUR FAT INTAKEIt may sound counterintuitive but eating more natural sources of fat has been shown to help the body to burn more fat when carbs are in check.Don’t be afraid of eating fat, trying to do both low-carb AND low-fat at the same time, like most people do, is a recipe for failure. It will make you feel miserable and abandon the plan.The best cooking fats to use are coconut oil, olive oil, rapeseed oil and butter.They are rich in fats called Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCT’s).These fats are more fulfilling than others and can boost metabolism slightly.There is no reason to fear these natural fats. New studies show that saturated fat doesn’t raise your heart disease risk at all.Use a thumb sized portion when cooking with solid fats. 

For liquid fats like olive oils, use a tablespoon for cooking when you are not having carbs and use a tea spoon when you are having carbs.That’s it for this week.Next week I will continue on with nutrition and also get into the best training methods to use.For more information on this subject follow me on Facebook through the link below.#TrainSmarthttps://www.facebook.com/pages/Rushe-Fitness/120518884715118EMMET RUSHE’S FITNESS COLUMN: HOW TO LOSE WEIGHT AND KEEP IT OFF – FOR GOOD was last modified: January 25th, 2015 by John2Share 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:emmet rushefitness columnKeeping weight offlast_img read more

KNBR, former Warriors player Tom Tolbert agree to multiyear deal

first_imgTom Tolbert apparently isn’t going anywhere for a while.The popular radio sports-talk host and former Warriors forward has signed a multiyear contract extension with KNBR. The Athletic, citing a station source, reports that the new deal will keep Tolbert under contract for four more years from the date it was originally set to expire, in the middle of 2020.The move brings some stability to the KNBR roster, which in recent months saw the departures of longtime fixtures Gary Radnich and Bob …last_img read more

South Africa makes history with HIV vaccine trial

first_imgSouth Africa is taking part in an experimental vaccine programme to curb HIV. Just over 5 000 volunteers, from 15 cities across five provinces, will participate, following screening. Results from the trial will be released in late 2020.A historical HIV vaccine trail is taking place in South Africa. (Image: Pixabay)Brand South Africa reporterSouth Africa is participating in an experimental vaccine programme that could prevent HIV infection. With 5 400 adults taking part, the study, called HVTN 702, is the biggest and most advanced HIV vaccine trial to take place in the country.The drug trial began last month.“If deployed alongside our current armoury of proven HIV prevention tools, a safe and effective vaccine could be the final nail in the coffin for HIV,” said Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), which falls under the American National Institutes of Health (NIH), a co-funder of the trial.“Even a moderately effective vaccine would significantly decrease the burden of HIV disease over time in countries and populations with high rates of HIV infection, such as South Africa.”WatchPrevious trialsThe vaccine being used is based on one that was trialled in Thailand previously. Those results, released in 2009, showed that at 31.2% effective, that vaccine could only modestly prevent HIV infection. It is believed the updated vaccine could provide greater protection.“The people of South Africa are making history by conducting and participating in the first HIV vaccine efficacy study to build on the results of the Thai trial,” said HVTN 702 protocol chair Dr Glenda Gray. Gray is the founding director of the Perinatal HIV Research Unit at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital in Soweto and president of the South African Medical Research Council.“HIV has taken a devastating toll in South Africa, but now we begin a scientific exploration that could hold great promise for our country. If an HIV vaccine were found to work in South Africa, it could dramatically alter the course of the pandemic.”How it worksThose who volunteer to be part of the study – all need to be sexually active adults between the ages of 18 and 35, and be HIV-negative – will be randomly assigned the vaccine or a placebo. In a single year, they will be given five injections.“The safety of HVTN 702 study participants will be closely monitored throughout the trial, and participants will be offered the standard of care for preventing HIV infection,” said the NIH.“Study participants who become infected with HIV in the community will be referred to local medical providers for care and treatment and will be counselled on how to reduce their risk of transmitting the virus.”Thembi Dlamini, 29, was screened at a Durban clinic to participate in the trial. She told The Washington Post she wanted to volunteer so that she could prevent the next generation from having the same experience she did when she saw her sister die of Aids-related illness.Results from the trial are expected in late 2020.There are 3-million South Africans currently on the publicly funded HIV treatment programme. In May 2016, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi announced that antiretroviral medicine would be made available to all HIV-positive people irrespective of their CD4 count by September. An extra R1-billion was allocated to the health budget to make this programme possible.Source: NIHWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa materiallast_img read more

Dr Ncumisa Jilata: Africa’s youngest neurosurgeon

first_imgAt the age of 29, Mthatha-born Dr Ncumisa Jilata has become Africa’s youngest neurosurgeon following her Fellowship graduation in Durban on 18 May 2017. Her milestone achievement was highlighted by Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa in an address to the National Assembly on 31 May.South African neurosurgeon Dr Ncumisa Jilata (left) with Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa. Ramaphosa made special mention of Jilata becoming Africa’s youngest neurosurgeon in an address to Parliament on 31 May 2017. (Image: Ncumisa Jilata Facebook)CD AndersonDr Ncumisa Jilata completed her Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB) degree at Mthatha’s Walter Sisulu University (WSU) in 2009. Her completed fellowship for the Council of Neurosurgeons of South Africa in 2017 means she is now the youngest neurosurgeon in Africa, and one of only five black female brain surgeons in South Africa.Jilata joins 150 other female doctors and medical residents working in the neurosurgical field across Africa, according to the most recent survey by the World Federation of Neurological Societies.She hopes that her landmark achievement will inspire more female medical students to add to much-needed surgical expertise on the continent. Jilata was inspired while still in high school to follow her dream of becoming a brain surgeon.“I was already in Grade 11 [at Mthatha High School] when I decided I wanted to be a doctor, but at the time I wasn’t doing biology, so when I got to matric I had to do three years of biology in one year, in addition to the subjects I had already selected from Grade 10,” Jilata told the Eastern Cape Daily Dispatch newspaper following her graduation.“During that period I discovered the concept of a neuron, which is amazing. The fact that society as a whole was influenced and controlled solely by the existence of this structure, intrigued me… that’s when I knew I wanted to be a neurosurgeon.”She had to work hard to prove herself in the male-dominated field of medicine, Jilata said. “It was common to be second-guessed as a woman, but one’s work ethic will always speak volumes.” She hopes to become a worthy standard for young girls, to give them the courage to “break through the barriers of patriarchy” in medical science.Another pioneering female and Eastern Cape-born neurosurgeon, Dr Coceka Mfundisi, inspired Jilata. “[My mentor] Dr Mfundisi… broke most of the barriers for me [to get where I am today].”Born in rural Engcobo, Mfundisi was one of the first black South African woman to qualify in the neurology field.“[Jilata] had heard about me because I had worked in Mthatha for about a year while I was still training as a neurosurgeon at the University of Pretoria,” Mfundisi told the Daily Dispatch. “I was the only woman among men and when she told me she wanted to be a neurosurgeon I could already see her working with me at the University of Pretoria, where she later joined me… [Her] success is a proud moment for the impoverished community of the Eastern Cape and a victory for every woman, especially because she did everything in record time, at a very young age.”WSU spokesperson Yonela Tukwayo said the university was proud of Jilata’s accomplishment. “She and many other WSU alumni, who are leaders across different fields of medicine and other professions, represent the true spirit of our university namesake, Walter Sisulu.”During his address at the Presidency Budget Vote in Parliament’s National Assembly on 31 May 2017, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa made special mention of Jilata’s achievement. Including her story in an overview of several South African women breaking barriers in a number of social development and medical fields, Ramaphosa thanked Jilata “for inspiring us, motivating us and challenging us with your [life] and your determination… demonstrating what is possible with perseverance, courage, collaboration and partnership”.Source: Daily Dispatch, South African Government website Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more