Mallard’s Team of the Week — Fred Thomson rink

first_imgIt was festive time at the Nelson Curling Club as rinks from throughout the region competed at the annual Mixed Valentine’s Bonspiel. For the third consecutive year the Fred Thomson rink came out on top, winning the Thorman Drilling A event title.  Staff and management at Mallard’s Source For Sports would like to add to the celebrations with Team of the Week honours.The team includes, from left, Jamie Tedesco, Marlo Tedesco, sponsor Audrey McKenzie, Gioconda Maida and skip Fred Thomson.last_img

Column: Mayweather takes a hit for The Money Team

first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil So he had to backpedal. And fast.Mayweather said he was blindsided by promoters at the press conference and went along when they said the fight was scheduled, with the rules to be figured out later. He said he didn’t even know who Nasukawa was.Fair enough. But Google is available in Japan, and it didn’t take Mayweather long to find out a few things about his opponent.Or maybe he just read an Instagram post from Joe Rogan, the UFC fight announcer who knew a little more about Nasukawa.“He’s a true striking genius,” Rogan said of the 20-year-old. “I doubt Floyd is going to agree to any rules that allow Tenshin to kick, but if he does, it could be a terrible night for him. This kid is the truth.”ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Floyd Mayweather Jr. found that out when he went looking for money in Japan. The deal, or so he thought, was to perform a three-round exhibition before what he said was a small group of wealthy spectators for “a very large fee.”Turns out Mayweather got hoodwinked. And then he quickly got out of town.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 ChrissHe wanted no part of a rising young Japanese kickboxing star, even though he outweighed Tenshin Nasukawa by 30 pounds. A guy could get hurt in a real fight, especially if the rules weren’t all in his favor.The problem was, Mayweather had appeared at a press conference Monday in Tokyo in which the fight was announced. He posed for pictures with Nasukawa, and talked about how their New Year’s Eve bout would be an epic event. View comments Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Whatever it was, Mayweather left Japan as fast as he could.And, really, who could blame Mayweather. He’s made a career — and made himself immensely wealthy — out of picking just the right opponent at the right time and this wasn’t the opponent or the time to get back in the ring.But in doing so he may have damaged his brand, if just a bit. Mayweather doesn’t do contrition well, but contrite he was in a lengthy post that didn’t exactly cast him in a favorable light.“I am a retired boxer that earns an unprecedented amount of money, globally, for appearances, speaking engagements and occasional small exhibitions,” Mayweather wrote.If that’s so, then perhaps Manny Pacquiao better go looking for another opponent for his next fight. Actually, Pacquiao already has, with plans to fight Adrien Broner in January.Still there’s a good chance the two could meet in May in Las Vegas in a rematch of their first fight. By then they might have made enough boxing fans forget what a snoozer the first fight was to pay big money for a rematch between two 40-something boxers.With Mayweather, it’s anyone’s guess. He already announced the Pacquiao fight for December, you might remember, though it will not happen then.And now he claims he’s just an old retired boxer trying to make a little spending money by giving speeches and small exhibitions.Who’s going to pay big money to see that?It’s hard to argue with what Mayweather has done in a career more spectacular for the amount of money he’s made than the epic fights he’s been in. He turned himself into a marketing phenomenon beginning with his 2007 fight with Oscar De La Hoya, and has made more money than even he can count. Floyd Mayweather, left, of the U.S. shakes hands with Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa during a press conference in Tokyo, Monday, Nov. 5, 2018. Mayweather said he has signed to fight Nasukawa for a bout promoted by Japan’s RIZIN Fighting Federation on Dec. 31 in Saitama, north of Tokyo. (Katsuya Miyagawa/Kyodo News via AP)It looked like easy money, and there’s no one more qualified to judge that then the founder and titular head of The Money Team.But sometimes chasing a pile of cash is more difficult than it seems.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title LATEST STORIES He also conned people into believing his fight with UFC fighter Conor McGregor was a legitimate match, before easily dispatching him in his last lucrative exhibition.But the Mayweather brand is getting old, and so is his appeal. He’s reduced to being the “opponent” in fights like the one he was planning in Japan and even his sycophants have to be getting the idea by now that they’re being played.A second fight with Pacquiao holds little intrigue after the dull affair the two put on in 2015. Like the proposed fight in Japan it’s strictly a money grab by the founder of The Money Team.In the end, Mayweather couldn’t run fast enough from a young opponent in Japan.We should all think about running if his next press conference is to announce a fight with Pacquiao.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Bucks snap Warriors’ 8-game win streak; Curry injured Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READ Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taallast_img read more

4 days later, fire still

first_imgBurning Haags Bosch landfill– Fire Service unaware of situationIt has been four days since fire engulfed sections of the Haags Bosch Landfill Site, Eccles, East Bank Demerara and it is still out of control.While heavy rains continued to assist the battle against the blaze, they were not enough to bring the fire under control, but the Landfill Site remains operational.As of late Monday night when Guyana Times visited the site, a large fire could still be seen emanating from the compound and no one was at the entrance.Chief Fire Officer Marlon Gentle told this newspaper that the Fire Service was “unaware of the situation as it had not been reported by residents or anyone”.He noted that he could not provide “a technical comment”, but “some of the fire is due to the combustion process and the Fire Service cannot just turn up and put out the fire”. He added that some two weeks ago the Fire Service was able to bring another blaze at the landfill under control.According to reports, the fire has posed constant trouble for residents in the area who have already complained of being affected by the thick smoke, which they said was most severe during the hours between 19:00h and 05:00h.In addition to the smoke, it is clear that the stench is an additional problem. The stench, especially in the wet season that is ongoing, is “unbearable”, residents of Eccles said in describing the trying conditions.Minister of Communities, Ronald Bulkan had earlier informed this publication that the matter was being addressed. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) had also indicated the matter was being investigated, but considerable time has passed and nothing significant has been done to contain the blaze.Haags Bosch is no stranger to fires, igniting in December 2015 with residents having the same thick smoke and unbearable stench to deal with. That fire took in excess of three weeks to be completely extinguished.last_img read more

Beaton believes IKU World Cup 2019 will be better

first_imgIn a recent press conference held by Director Christopher Jones at the National Sports Commission (NSC), a large quantity of items were handed over to the Guyana Karate Federation’s (GKF’s) President Amir Khouri; and Guyana Times Sport had the pleasure of the presence of GKF Vice President Keith Beaton, current two-time silver medalist. He achieved this feat by competing in the International Karate Daigaku World Cup 2018 held at the Garfield Sobers Gymnasium in Barbados from August 17-19.Representing Guyana, Beaton competed in the male individual 40-49 Kumite, and team Kumite 40-49 alongside Malcolm Francis and Patrick Gurahoo. He secured two silver medals to his name.Before the team had departed, Beaton, Guyana’s sparring coach for the Guyana Shotakan Karate Club, practised five days a week for hours. He even added the weekends so he could be in tip-top shape for the tournament.Entering the competition with confidence and with steady nerves, he fought to his heart’s content, and made his nation proud in coming home.Asked if he would be competing again, Beaton said, “I will be; next year Guyana will be hosting the International Karate Daigaku World Cup 2019 in August somewhere around the 12th -15th, we‘ll be having a lot of preparations in hosting the Caribbean championships, which is responsible for hosting more than 400 participants”.Beaton was positive there would be an advantage with Guyana hosting the 2019 IKD World Cup, and believes the home crowd’s backing will give them the motivation needed to push and let the home team be successful.Beaton later went on to state that he would be competing in the 84 kg division on September 30 at the Senior National Championships at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall (CASH) and is encouraging everyone to come out and show the support.last_img read more

Boys’ soccer: Hunters bloodied, not bowed

first_imgCanoga Park (20-0-1), which was was coming off a run through the Sunset Six League in which it outscored opponents 53-5, was held to a single goal for just the second time this season. The Hunters don’t remember the last time they were scoreless so late in a game. Quijano’s shot ended a series of futile attempts against Hollywood senior goalkeeper Wuelvin Campos, who was making just his second start in goal after spending most of the season as a forward. The moment that almost brought Jeff Quijano to tears had nothing to do with the blood that dripped from his head as he sat on the bench after the game. Emotions ran wild for Quijano and the rest of the Canoga Park High boys’ soccer team moments earlier when he took a centering pass from Omar De La Piedra and scored the only goal of the game in Friday’s 1-0 victory over visiting Hollywood. Quijano’s score in the 76th minute put an and to what was turning into a worriesome situation for the nationally ranked and top-seeded Hunters, who were facing the No. 32 seed in the opening round of the City Section playoffs. “When it went in I was happy, relieved, so excited,” Quijano said. ” I almost cried. It’s probably my biggest goal I’ve scored. Not my best, but the most memorable. I’ll take it. “My eyes were closed. I guess the adrenaline took over.” Quijano had been injured minutes earlier when he went up for a header and collided with a Hollywood player. Quijano, who expects to be fine to play in Wednesday’s second round, didn’t admit to being hurt until after the game when blood from the cut on the back of his head started to show through his hair. More upsetting for the Hunters was the closeness of the game. The Sheiks (10-4-4) had several scoring opportunities in the second half, the best being in the 70th minute when Oscar Velasquez’s shot was narrowly tipped over the crossbar by Canoga Park goalkeeper Cesar Ventura. center_img (818) 713-3607 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

Rooney and Martial return – Predicted Manchester United line up v PSV Eindhoven

first_img 28. Morgan Schneiderlin 11 18. Ashley Young 7. Memphis Depay 17. Daley Blind 12. Chris Smalling Manchester United sit top of Champions League Group B, and victory over PSV Eindhoven on Wednesday will see the Red Devils qualify for the knockout stages.Louis van Gaal’s team have yet to really impress in Europe, but as they have done in the Premier League, United are getting the job done – even if it isn’t pretty.The international break wasn’t kind to United, with Michael Carrick, Wayne Rooney and Anthony Martial returning with injury and illness, respectively, but there has been positive news ahead of their clash against PSV.Martial and Rooney are available for selection, and Van Gaal could therefore name his strongest side.Take a look at talkSPORT’s predicted Manchester United XI by clicking the yellow arrow above, right.Who do you think needs to play and who should be dropped? Share your thoughts, just leave a comment below. 11 11 5. Marcos Rojo 10. Wayne Rooney 11 1. David De Gea – see the full line up, in squad number order, by clicking the arrow above 31. Bastian Schweinsteiger 11 11 35. Jesse Lingard 11 9. Anthony Martial 11 11 11 11last_img read more

Cousins’ monster game reminds us that the Warriors’ best is yet to come

first_imgWednesday’s 106-104 win over the Rockets was a downright moving experience for both Warriors players and the ball. There was an upstart energy to Golden State’s attack, reminiscent of the early days of the dynasty and a few of their finest moments since.Stephen Curry drove to the basket seconds after the start of the contest, demanding a double-team by establishing his domain from 40 feet out to the rim. Klay Thompson moved around the court in a state of stealth, only to make himself seen …last_img

Everman named to senior position at Ohio Farm Bureau

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest  Rebecca EvermanRebecca Everman of Westerville has been named Senior Executive Assistant and Assistant Secretary to the Board of Trustees for the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation.Everman’s senior officer position includes being the communications liaison between the Board of Trustees, management, and high level external partners. She also assists Executive Vice President Adam Sharp with administrative duties.Sharp said the search to fill the important position was extensive. “For 18 years, Rebecca has been a key contributor to the OFBF communications team. Her record of excellent work positioned her well for this new role.”Since 2010, Everman served as executive assistant to OFBF’s vice president of communications and previously served 10 years as an administrative assistant. She was raised on an Illinois farm and received a diploma from Indiana Business College. Her civic engagement includes the Blendon Township Parks Advisory Committee and the Blendon Township Community Outreach, Prevention and Education program. She and her husband, James, are the parents of two children. They are members of Westerville Christian Church.last_img read more

Air Sealing the Ceiling Joists in an Attached Garage

first_imgBecause of the indentations at the web, the builder here covered the gap with smaller pieces of wood. Another way to do the blocking is with rigid foam board, which can be cut to the shape of the opening. Here’s an image from the Building America site showing this: RELATED ARTICLES The Difficulty of Stopping Air Leakage Between the House and GarageAll About Indoor Air QualityDon’t Let Your Garage Make You SickA Stupid — and Illegal — Way to Air Condition Your GarageQuestions and Answers About Air BarriersAir Sealing With Sprayable CaulkDesigning a Good Ventilation SystemHow to Heat a Garage The I-joists in the lead photo here run across the top of the wall between the dining room and the attached garage in this home under construction in the Atlanta area. In the old days, before anyone worried about air moving through those joist cavities, the builder didn’t bother to do anything beyond securing the joists.You can see here, though, that the builder of this home knows a thing or two about air sealing because they’ve put blocking between the joists. But what do they do next?Why do these joists need to be sealed?Three little letters are all you need to know: IAQ. Homes with attached garages often have worse indoor air quality than homes without attached garages. When is the last time you walked into a garage and thought to yourself something like this: “I love the smell of this garage! I could stay out here all day just breathing in this wonderful air!”I don’t recall ever having had that thought. But I do remember the experience of trying to get through someone’s smelly garage as quickly as possible and wishing I had a respirator. That’s because of all the nasty stuff we keep in our garages. And that air is not something we want in the house — so let’s keep it out in the garage. But getting the blocking installed isn’t the end of the air sealing job. You still have to use a sealant material at all of the edges where air can leak through. There are a lot of ways to do that last bit:Caulk, like Prosoco’s R-Guard Joint & Seam FillerSpray-on sealant like Owens Corning’s Energy Complete or Knauf’s Ecoseal PlusTapes like the ones from Siga or Pro ClimaAnother way to do it is with spray foam insulation, as shown below in another photo (below) from the Building America Solutions Center.center_img That’s where air sealing comes in. We want the most robust air barrier possible separating the living space from the garage. The joists that run across the top of the wall separating the garage from the house must be sealed. That’s where the air barrier should be — not at the drywall in the garage. And the air barrier at the joists consists of two parts: blocking to fill the big gaps and sealant for the small gaps.How to block and seal these joists properlyI-joists, as you see above, are used all the time in new home construction now. They present a challenge that dimensional lumber doesn’t because the web (the middle part) is narrower than the flanges (the wood on either side of the web).But it’s certainly possible to seal it up. Here’s a photo from the Building America Solutions Center page on insulating and air sealing a floor over a garage: The importance of designIn the photo I posted at the top of the page, the builder’s best option is to use spray foam. Not only do they have the I-joists to contend with in this home, but they also made a silly design decision here. Rather than running one set of joists across that wall, someone decided those joists couldn’t run continuously across the wall. Hence the joist ends you see protruding in the middle of every cavity.I’m sure whoever made that decision had a good reason for it. The problem is they didn’t think through the air barrier consequences. As a result, they made their blocking and sealing job a lot harder. Their best option here will be to use spray foam because they left a lot of big gaps. With a little forethought in the design phase of this home, they could have made their job a lot easier. Allison Bailes of Decatur, Georgia, is a speaker, writer, building science consultant, and the author of the Energy Vanguard Blog. You can follow him on Twitter at @EnergyVanguard.last_img read more

Massive snow clearance operation underway to restore Jammu-Srinagar NH

first_imgA massive snow-clearance operation is underway to restore the 270-km Jammu-Srinagar National Highway which remained closed for vehicular traffic for the third consecutive day Wednesday, officials said. The snow clearance operation on both sides of the Jawahar Tunnel — the gateway to Kashmir — was started and the snow-clearance operation is going on in full swing, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Traffic National Highway, Pardeep Singh Sen told PTI. An avalanche had also struck the Jawahar Tunnel area on Tuesday, blocking both tubes on Qazigund side. The Border Roads Organisation (BRO), which maintains the Jawahar tunnel stretch of the highway, pressed its men and machines to clear the road of the accumulated snow yesterday, Mr. Sen said. We are expecting the highway to be open for traffic by late afternoon. However, only the stranded vehicles will be allowed to move on the highway once we get the green signal, he added. Hundreds of vehicles, mostly trucks, are stranded at various places along the highway, the only all weather road linking Kashmir with rest of the country, officials said. They said the road from Banihal, which recorded over two and a half feet of snow, to Jawahar tunnel was also being cleared, while the Banihal-Ramban stretch is almost clear after agencies concerned removed minor landslides and stones which came down at different places due to incessant rains. Jammu woke up to a sunny morning, providing relief to the denizens of the city who were reeling under intense cold after the mercury nose-dived due to inclement weather over the past four days. The day temperature is expected to rise after plummeting to 10.4 degrees Celsius yesterday — 8.4 degrees below normal during this part of the season, a spokesman of the MET department said. The night temperature also marked a slight dip and settled at 8.3 degrees Celsius against the previous night’s 8.7 degrees Celsius, the spokesman said adding the night temperature continues to remain over one degree above normal owing to cloud cover. He said Katra, the base camp for the pilgrims visiting Vaishno Devi shrine, recorded a minimum of 6 degrees Celsius, while the snow-bound areas of highway including Banihal and Batote townships along with Badherwah in Doda district were reeling under sub-zero temperature. Batote was the coldest recorded place in Jammu division with a low of minus 2.4 degrees Celsius, while Banihal and Bhaderwah recorded a minimum of minus 0.3 degrees Celsius.last_img read more