Collier, Matthew pace Neptunes Silver City attack

first_imgSamuel Matthew and winter club swimmer Niallan Collier captured gold medals to lead the Nelson Neptunes at the Trail Stingrays meet Sunday in the Silver City.Matthew won gold in division three boys while Collier, who swims for the Kootenay Winter Club squad, topped the O Cat 2 Boys category.The medals highlighted the weekend for the rebuilding Neptunes, finishing sixth overall in the team standings.Host Trail captured the top prize over rival Castlegar with surprising Grand Forks third.Kimberley finished fourth with Colville, Wash., fifth.Creston rounded out the seven-team field.Other medal wins by Neptune swimmers were by Rebecca Afford in division seven girls. Afford edged out sister Melissa for the second place finish.Kinadra McLaren took home the bronze in division six girls while Jakob Broger finished third in division one boys.The Neptunes travel to Creston Saturday for the annual meet in the East Kootenay City.sports@thenelsondaily.comlast_img read more

Napoli-Barça will be the most expensive match in the history of San Paolo

first_imgNaples seems to have emerged from the worst crisis of its last 15 years. After the defeat against Fiorentina (the fourth straight at home, something never seen since 1998), the Azzurri achieved eliminate Lazio from the Italian Cup and beat Juventus de Sarri in the same week. They did it in San Paolo and it happened just when organized groups reappeared in Fuorigrotta.The strike born by fines of 166 euros that the club sent to the fans during the past months ceased when an agreement was reached that provided tolerance for typhosi that they occupy a different place from the one that carried their entrance. That allowed the groups to get together and sing again, returning to the stadium, from the confrontation with Lazio, the very hot atmosphere that made him famous in the world. This morning, however, Another controversy arose between the fans and the Azzurra entity, which published the price of tickets for the Champions League match with Barcelona next February 25. The sale will start tomorrow for subscribers (on February 6 for everyone else) and tickets are the most expensive in the club’s history: the popular sector, Curves will cost 70 euros, while Distinti 130, Tribune Family 120 (40 for children under 12 years old), the Nisida 190 Grandstand and the Posillipo 250 euros.Prices never seen: for the match with Real Madrid of 2017, the same sectors cost, respectively, 50, 100, 80, 150 and 190 euros. The decision of Naples was welcomed with rage in social networks, and many typhosi promise not to attend the meeting as a form of protest. Yes, As the whole of Gattuso continues to grow, it seems even harder to imagine that someone wants to miss the premiere of Barcelona and Leo Messi at San Paolo. Whatever it takes.last_img read more

Reno hunt top six

first_imgAfiba Chambers netted a sixth goal of the 2016-17 Red Stripe Premier League campaign in Reno FC’s 2-0 win over defending champions Montego Bay United at the STETHS Sports Complex in Santa Cruz on Sunday but trail Arnett Gardens for sixth place. It was a reversal of their first western derby of the season last November when MBU won 2-0 at Wespow Park and keeps Reno in seventh place in the standings on 28 points as Arnett (31 points) maintained the gap after drubbing Jamalco FC 4-1. But while the win was a great result, it was the way it was achieved that most pleased the club’s coach, Godfrey Drummond. “We are delighted to have won the match,” Drummond said. “But it wasn’t a great spectacle, although we played tactically beautiful in the first half. “We have incorporated the young players into our system, and so far it is working quite wellm with our senior players taking responsibility on and off the field. We are working a strategy that is paying off for us at the moment,” he said. Reno was ticking off their third victory in five matches on a decent run of form since January and Drummond says that he believes a top-six finish is within their grasp. “The aim at the start of the season was to end in the top six. Fair to say we are on target, although three points behind Arnett, who occupy sixth place at the moment. But we are happy at our recent form and now are only hoping to sustain it and continue picking up points,” stated Drummond. NEVER SETTLED MBU never looked settled on the STETHS turf, Dino Williams held in check by the Reno defence, and with Owayne Gordon along with schoolboy Jourdaine Fletcher rested because of national duties, the champions lacked the punch up front. It never mattered to Reno when Chambers fired home in the 18th minute for the lead, and it got worse for MBU when midfielder Shawn Genius, a STETHS daCosta Cup player, proved too much for defender Nicholas Stewart, with a series of step-over dribbles that got defender Nicholas Stewart in awkward position. And when Genius swivelled inside, his legs got tangled with Stewart’s, leaving referee Kevin Morrison no choice but to point to the spot. Morris then stepped up to convert from the spot to give Reno a 2-0 lead at the half-time break. In an already strange game, things got more complicated for MBU when both Deshane Beckford and second-half substitute Jermaine Woozencroft marching orders in the 47th and 64th minutes, respectively. Williams had a miserable outing, accounting for one of only two chances that fell for MBU, but head coach Dillon Thelwell said his players played with character even when down to eight outfield players. “We never played like we wanted it today, but when down to nine men, I think we started to push, which showed we have character,” said Dillon Thelwell, the MBU coach. “It wasn’t a great game, clearly, but we will rebound after this. We will shift focus a little with the Caribbean Club Championship and we need all hands on deck for that,” he said.last_img read more

UAAP Season 81 Starting 5: Week 6

first_imgUniversity of Santo Tomas and University of the Philippines, though, aren’t far behind with their 4-5 cards, making them legitimate threats to enter the upper half of the standings.Oh and a couple of players made statistical history, and a shoutout though to National University’s Ria Nabalan for making history in the women’s division and becoming the first woman to be named Chooks-to-Go/Collegiate Sports Press Corps UAAP Player of the Week.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThe Lady Bulldog lit up for 40 points while also grabbing six rebounds and dishing out eight assists in her team’s 72nd straight win.And with all that out of the way, here are the top performers of the men’s division for Week 6 Ildefonso, who said that Cansino brings out the best in him, promptly one upped his batch mate to the tune of 16 points, four rebounds, three assists, and a couple of clutch plays.NU’s rookie duped UST’s wunderkind with the same two plays down the stretch and scored five points in the Bulldogs’ game-closing 6-0 run.Ildefonso’s second layup, which was against the defense of Cansino, gave the Bulldogs a 65-68 edge with 2:58 to play.Another thing, Ildefonso is 2-0 against Cansino in their first year in college.BackcourtJerrick Ahanmisi (Adamson University, shooting guard)Jerrick Ahanmisi. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIf Sarr brought the physicality inside the paint for Adamson, Jerrick Ahanmisi delivered that oh so sweet shooting from rainbow country.Ahanmisi averaged three 3-pointers this week for the Soaring Falcons while putting up a 15-point scoring average.The third-year shooting guard was quiet in the Falcons’ 57-50 win over De La Salle scoring just nine points, all of which came from beyond the arc, but turned things up a notch in their 69-58 win over the Bulldogs with 21 points on an 8-of-13 overall shooting.Juan Gomez De Liaño (University of the Philippines, guard) Things are starting to get really interesting in the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball tournament with six teams vying for those coveted top four spots.Adamson and Ateneo are tied for the No. 1 spot with 7-2 records while Far Eastern University and De La Salle are in stable ground with 5-4 slates to share third place.ADVERTISEMENT Juan Gomez De Liaño. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUniversity of the Philippines desperately needed a win to keep itself up in the race for a Final Four spot and sophomore Juan Gomez De Liaño delivered the good for the Fighting Maroons.Gomez De Liaño registered the league’s first triple-double in 12 years when he had 15 points, 12 rebounds, and 12 assists to help UP get a share of the fifth spot with UST at 4-5.UP’s Marvin Cruz was the last one to notch a triple-double with 22 points, 11 rebounds, and 10 assists in the Fighting Maroons’ 98-88 loss to the Blue Eagles on Aug. 20, 2006.Honorable mentionsSean Manganti (Adamson University, small forward)Sean Manganti. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIt’s always fun when a player has a narrative with a certain team and in Sean Manganti’s case it was with De La Salle.Manganti was once a hopeful high school kid who tried his luck with one of the junior teams La Salle has in its educational system, but it never happened for him and instead he became a Soaring Falcon.Seven years after the bitter rejection, Manganti finally got one against the Green Archers when he led the Soaring Falcons in their 57-50 win.Manganti put up 19 points and grabbed 12 rebounds against the school that once rejected him in a performance that ultimately erased the bitter heartbreak he once got.Oh and he had a solid game of 11 points while playing the supporting role in Adamson’s 69-58 win over NU. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college And it was in the absence of those wing stars that Kouame decided to make history by being the first man in 10 years to have a 30-20 stat line since Ateneo’s Rabeh Al-Hussaini had 33 points and 20 rebounds in the Blue Eagles’ 72-66 loss to FEU.Well, talk about a reversal of fates.Papi Sarr (Adamson University, center)Papi Sarr. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIf Kouame numbers were jumping over fences and breaking through walls, there was one center this past week that was just chilling.The Soaring Falcons’ Papi Sarr was a cool bean in Week 6 becoming one of the league-leaders in their perfect 2-0 run against La Salle and NU.Sarr averaged a quiet double-double average of 14 points and 13 rebounds as Adamson effectively put its two-game skid at the end of the first round to start anew in the second half of the season.Dave Ildefonso (National University, small forward)Dave Ildefonso. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThe former high school stars from a year ago have been a treat to watch this season in the UAAP especially when they go up directly against each other.NU split its two games this week, a 69-58 loss to Adamson and a 69-61 win over UST, but there was one constant in those outings and it was youngster Dave Ildefonso.In the Bulldogs’ matchup against the Growling Tigers, the game got turned into a microcosm as Ildefonso and CJ Cansino crossed paths in a showcase of youngsters. MOST READ LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taalcenter_img Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil FrontcourtAngelo Kouame (Ateneo de Manila University, center)Angelo Kouame. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAngelo Kouame’s performance for the Blue Eagles in Week 6 was downright scary.The 6-foot-10 center was a man among boys when Ateneo lambasted Far Eastern University, 82-62, putting up 33 points and 27 rebounds en route to sharing the Player of the Week plum with Nabalan.Kouame was Ateneo’s focal point during its lone game this week with stars Thirdy Ravena, Matt Nieto, and Mike Nieto being absent against the Tamaraws.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Bright Akhuetie (University of the Philippines, center)Bright Akhuetie. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBright Akhuetie is usually featured as one of the frontcourt players in this list but he had to take a backseat for this edition since UP played just one game this week and frankly it was against the undersized bigs of University of the East.There was no possible defender against Akhuetie, who had 28 points, 12 rebounds, and two blocks as he bullied his way to the basket for a 12-of-14 shooting clip. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Player of the Week: Assist leader Banchero has best scoring game for Aces Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title View commentslast_img read more

Mayor Lantz on Issues and Answers this morning

first_img**Update – Mayor Lantz has just called to inform us that he is unable to make this mornings show, because of the flu.  We will try and get him to come on next weeks show.Fort St. John Mayor Bruce Lantz will be the guest on this morning’s edition of Issues and Answers on 100.1 Moose FM – if you have a question for the mayor, leave a comment below or send an email to Advertisement –last_img

Aston Villa warned by former star: ‘No club is too big to go down’

first_imgMark Bosnich is warning Aston Villa will end up in the Championship if major changes are not made at the club.The Midlanders are without a win in six Premier League games and manager Paul Lambert is coming under increasing pressure.“It is kind of like a broken record with Paul Lambert and Aston Villa. They start off promising but every year they get dragged into a relegation battle,” Bosnich, the club’s former goalkeeper, told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.“No club is too big to go down. They are a big club, Aston Villa. They won the European Cup, they are the biggest club in the Midlands, and the fans have been fed up for some time.“They have got to have a serious think about what they want to do and where they want to go because one of these years they are going to go down.”last_img read more

Man City on alert as Pogba admits he could work with Guardiola in the future

first_img1 Paul Pogba Chelsea and Manchester City target Paul Pogba has admitted he could work with Pep Guardiola in the future.The Juventus midfielder is currently wanted by all of Europe’s elite clubs and a bidding war is expected this summer.Chelsea and Manchester City are both desperate to land Pogba and have been linked with world-record bids.The France international insists he is currently happy in Turin, but confessed he would like to work with the future Manchester City boss Guardiola.“Guardiola has great experience and an immense philosophy of football,” Pogba told Sky Sport Deutschland.“I am a Juventus player now, but clearly the possibility of working with him in future could develop.“He is a coach who influences the squad and all the players respect him. You can only admire and try to learn something from him.“He is an icon of football and I’ve heard he manages to improve every player he has at his disposal.”last_img read more


first_imgDonegal North East Fianna Fáil TD Charlie McConalogue has said that the decision to frontload a 2% increase in VAT will put serious pressure on businesses in border towns and villages.Despite the Taoiseach’s assertions that currency fluctuations have a greater impact on cross border trade rather than the 2% VAT increase, Deputy McConalogue has said that we are at the mercy of global economic factors when it comes to currency fluctuations but we do have complete control over our own domestic VAT rate.“Local businesses on this side of the border have been aggressively pursuing price cuts and competitive business strategies for the past number of years leading to better value for money for shoppers.  Prices are well down on what they had been.  This 2% VAT hike is an insult to their efforts to remain competitive. Worse still, it could be the final nail in the coffin for many local businesses. “The 3% differential between us and Northern Ireland will naturally lead to a migration of shoppers faced with higher shopping bills to the North at a time when we can’t afford to be losing any business or spend on this side of the border.  It will put businesses here under enormous pressure to stay afloat.“The Fine Gael/Labour Government clearly have not thought this through properly. Frontloading a VAT hike will stifle businesses and entrepreneurship at the very wrong time in our recovery. There is no doubt that this will cost jobs in border communities. I am appealing to the local Government Deputies to fight for our communities and seek a reverse of this damaging decision.”VAT RISE WILL HAMMER DONEGAL, SAYS TD was last modified: November 21st, 2011 by BrendaShare 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:deputy charlie mcconaloguelast_img read more

Liverpool defender ‘90 per cent certain to leave’ this summer, reveals agent

first_imgThe agent of Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel has revealed centre-back is ’90 per cent certain to leave’ the Merseyside club this summer.The Slovakia captain has fallen out of favour at Anfield under new boss Jurgen Klopp this season, with Mamadou Sakho, Dejan Lovren and Kolo Toure all preferred over him throughout the campaign.And while the Reds will miss Mamadou Sakho for a part of next term due to a drugs ban, the arrival of Schalke centre-back Joel Matip is likely to put Skrtel further down the packing order.The 31-year-old has started just one Premier League game for Jurgen Klopp’s side since December and is thought to be considering his future at Anfield.And his agent, Karol Csonto, recently admitted the defender is likely to leave the club when the transfer window opens, with Turkey a possible destination.“Besiktas is one of those interested in Martin, but we’re haven’t reached a point where I can confirm Martin is going there, or anywhere else,” Csonto told TV Markiza in Slovakia.“I can say that it is 90 percent sure Martin will leave Liverpool, but it is far from closed.” 1 Martin Skrtel has fallen down the pecking order at Liverpool last_img read more

Encore: New look at retiree math

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Trying to figure out how much money you need to save for retirement? Start with the number 12. An article in this month’s issue of the Journal of Financial Planning offers some of the best tools we’ve seen for gauging where you stand in your financial preparations for later life. They’re a series of personal financial ratios that involve income, debt and savings, which were developed by Charles J. Farrell, an attorney and vice president of Dorman Farrell LLC, a financial consulting firm in Medina, Ohio. You first calculate your own ratios, and then compare the results with benchmark ratios provided by Mr. Farrell. The comparison, he says, can help individuals “determine whether they are on track to retire by age 65.” Given the importance of this topic, we’ll spend two Sundays on Mr. Farrell’s research. This week, we’ll discuss nest-egg calculations. In our next Encore column, we’ll look at the ratios: where your savings and debt levels should stand, at various ages, for a comfortable retirement. Living Off 80% Mr. Farrell, as noted, starts with the number 12. Before you retire, you should have a nest egg, he says, that amounts to 12 times your pre-retirement salary. So, if you’re making or expect to be making about $50,000 a year before you retire, you need to have saved $600,000. Think that target is too ambitious? Let’s look at his reasoning. Mr. Farrell estimates that the average American needs a “salary” in retirement that amounts to 80% of pre-retirement income. Multiplying your pre-retirement salary by 12, he explains, produces a nest egg that will help generate the needed 80%. Here’s how that works: Mr. Farrell assumes that your savings will post a real or after-inflation return of 5% annually, and that retirees can safely withdraw 5% of their savings each year. Using our example of a person with $50,000 in income before retirement and a $600,000 nest egg, a 5% withdrawal yields $30,000. Add to that figure about $10,000 that our retiree will collect each year from Social Security and you get $40,000 or 80% of pre-retirement income. Of course, Mr. Farrell is making three important assumptions: that 80% of your pre-retirement income will suffice in retirement; that 5% is a reasonable rate of withdrawal from your nest egg; and that your savings will return 5% after inflation. If anything, these assumptions are generous. Some financial planners would argue that people spend just as much money in retirement (on travel, home improvements, health care, etc.) as when they were working full time. Meanwhile, a withdrawal rate and a real rate of return of 4% would be regarded as more prudent figures. A Practical Target Mr. Farrell responds that if all major debt, including your mortgage, is paid off before retirement, and if you’re already saving about 10% of each paycheck during your working years as almost all financial planners recommend then 80% of pre-retirement income should work well in later life. As for the rates of withdrawal and return, Mr. Farrell acknowledges that 5%might be on the high side. But rates of 4%, he explains, mean that your nest egg would have to be even bigger to help generate the same 80% of pre-retirement income. How much bigger? Fifteen times your annual salary. The bottom line: Given Mr. Farrell’s rather lenient assumptions, a nest egg equal to 12 times your annual salary is a practical target. The question then becomes: Can you get there? Start by slashing your debt, he says. Get rid of costly auto leases and consider moving to a smaller house, if need be. “You can’t lie to yourself,” Mr. Farrell says. “If you carry too much debt, it often means you can’t save enough. And if you can’t save enough, it’s very difficult to reach any point of financial independence.”last_img read more