Syracuse drops 6 spots to No. 18 in Inside Lacrosse poll

first_imgAfter losing two of three games since the last update, Syracuse (7-5, 0-3 Atlantic Coast) dropped six spots in this week’s Inside Lacrosse poll, to No. 18. It’s the third-straight week the Orange has dropped in the poll.Just hours after last week’s rankings came out, Syracuse lost on the road to now-No. 9 Northwestern. SU snuck out a win at an unranked Princeton, 17-16, that wasn’t decided until the final seconds. But on Saturday, Syracuse returned to the Carrier Dome and was crushed by now-No. 16 Duke, losing 17-10.There are now five ACC teams above the Orange in the poll: No. 2 Boston College, No. 5 North Carolina, No. 10 Virginia, No. 14 Virginia Tech and No. 16 Duke. Three of those teams still remain on SU’s schedule: VT, BC and UNC.Boston College remains one of two undefeated teams in Division I, at 13-0. No. 1 Stony Brook is 9-0.Syracuse’s next game is on the road, when the Orange travels to Baltimore, Maryland, to take on Loyola (Maryland) on Thursday. Loyola is up one spot to No. 6 in this week’s poll after beating two unranked teams last week, American and Boston University.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on April 2, 2018 at 3:46 pm Contact Billy: [email protected] | @Wheyen3center_img Commentslast_img read more

Vlanich sparks Leafs past Summerland 7-4 to conclude Okanagan road trip undefeated

first_imgJust over two minutes later, Brandon Sookro made it 2-0 before Rylan Sideroff stopped the bleeding for Summerland.However, Jamie Vlanich scored on the power play before the period ended to reestablish Nelson’s two-goal advantage.Vlanich and Tyler Garcia made it 5-1 and the rout was on.Nolan Percival and Darnel St. Pierre also scored for Nelson while Kienan Scott, Jason DaCosta and Paulsen Lautard, with time running out in the game, replied for Summerland.“This was a good weekend for the team, getting away together and spending time to really get to know each other,” Maida explained when asked about the first major road trip of the season.Nelson, 13-0-1-1, has played eight of the first 15 games at home.“I’m really happy for the boys,” Maida added. “They really played a solid team game each game of the road trip.”The Leafs tired somewhat in the third, putting the game on the back of goalie newly acquired goalie Brad Rebagliati, who faced 13 shots in the frame to register his second win in a Green and White jersey.Summerland finished the contest with a 34-28 advantage in shots.Nelson, finishing October with an 8-0-1-1 record, opens November on the road in Spokane Friday against the Braves.Nelson returns home to the NDCC Arena to host Osoyoos Coyotes Saturday at 7 p.m. The Coyotes are second in the Okanagan Division behind Kelowna with a 10-6 record.OVERTIME: Leaf center Jamie Vlanich, finishing Sunday’s game with four points, registered an eight-point weekend to jump into the KIJHL point scoring lead, two points ahead of Kelowna’s Nick Joseph. The Trail native has 12 goals and 25 assists for 37 points. . . . Leaf sniper Travis Wellman, with his league leading 23 goals, is third four points behind Vlanich. . . . Alec Wilkerson, Travis Wellman, Darnel St. Pierre and Nolan Percival each has two points in Nelson’s win Sunday over Summerland. . . . Tyler Moffat registered his ninth win of the season Friday to tie for the KIJHL lead in wins with Connor DeMelo of Kelowna. Moffat is third in league save percentage. The final game of the three-game in three-day road trip can sometimes be the toughest to find the necessary energy to get the job done.Not for the Nelson Leafs.The Murdoch Division leaders scored twice in a three-minute span during the first period en route to a 7-4 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory over the Summerland Steam Sunday in the South Okanagan City.The win completed a three-game sweep of Okanagan opposition for Nelson and increases the lead of the division leaders to eight points over second-place Beaver Valley Nitehawks.“We controlled today’s game from start to finish,” said Leaf coach Frank Maida following Sunday’s win.“We stuck to our game plan considering we played three games on the road in three days.”The Leafs, winners of six consecutive games, opened the road swing with identical 5-1 wins Friday in North Okanagan and Saturday in Kelowna.Sunday Travis Wellman, with his league leading 23rd marker, opened the scoring before seven minutes into the contest.last_img read more

Roller Derby season kicks off Saturday at Selkirk in Castlegar

first_imgRTRG, however, have been working hard at developing their new skaters this off-season, and if league scrimmages are any indication then there is some new talent that the rest of the league had best watch out for.From hard-hitting new skaters to fleet-footed veterans, the Rossland Trail team has been building momentum since last season and are eager to show the Kootenays what they’ve been working on up the mountain for all these weeks.The Killjoys may have finished 2013 on a win, but it means there is a target on their helmets coming into the new season and RTRG are only too happy to take the first shots.During the 2013 off season, as so often happens in roller derby, player retirement and relocation led to two of the five teams suffering low numbers, and low numbers at practice impedes the opportunity to hone skills and develop team cohesiveness.But roller derby athletes never say die, and the Valley Vendettas and Babes of Brutality agreed that for the 2014 season they would join forces to bolster their strength, creating a new team that combines the Valley’s teamwork and energy with Salmo’s fabled brutal hits and experience.Meanwhile, the Dams have been breaking free of their party-team reputation and are cross training and skating like never before, and are determined to win the Golden Boot this season.Pitting Dam City’s consistency and determination against Valley Brutality’s refreshed take on the meaning of teamwork, this game is sure to be one of the most ferocious of the season and will set a tone for the rest of 2014.Tickets can be purchased at Selkirk College Book Store and Central City Shoes in Castlegar, or online at www.kootenayrollerderby.com The new 2014 West Kootenay Roller Derby season kicks off Saturday with doubleheader action at the at Selkirk College gymnasium in Castlegar.The Nelson Killjoys are out to prove last season’s title was no fluke as the Heritage City squad takes on rival Rossland Trail Roller Girls (RTRG) at 7 p.m. in the feature match.Kicking off the season is host Dam City Rollers meeetinga yet-unseen Valley Brutality at 5 p.m.The Killjoys won the Golden Boot last season and this year have helmets to match – and they intend on keeping the complete set.last_img read more

Causes behind Brahmaputra turning black could be natural: Union minister

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10 months agoREVEALED: Mbappe would’ve chosen Real Madrid if not for Bale

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say REVEALED: Mbappe would’ve chosen Real Madrid if not for Baleby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the lovePSG star Kylian Mbappe would be a Real Madrid player if not for Gareth Bale, it has been revealed.AS says Mbappe chose to move to PSG from AS Monaco in the summer of 2017 over Real Madrid because of the presence of Bale.A fee beginning at €180m rising to €214m had been settled with Monaco, but Mbappe refused to go to Madrid as he couldn’t see a place for himself in then coach Zinedine Zidane’s plans.It’s suggested if Real president Florentino Perez had agreed to sell Bale to Manchester United would’ve seen Mbappe arrive in his place.But as a source stated: “But Mbappé preferred to go to Paris because Florentino did not want to part with Bale…” last_img read more

14 days agoMan Utd medics fear heavy Pogba injury blow

first_imgMan Utd medics fear heavy Pogba injury blowby Paul Vegas14 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United midfielder Paul Pogba is set to miss next Sunday’s crunch clash against Liverpool.Indeed, United medics fear he could be sidelined until at least the end of October, says the Daily Mail.The France midfielder is in Dubai to complete a warm weather rehabilitation programme at the state-of-the-art Transform Altitude Performance Center in hope of accelerating his recovery from a foot injury.Pogba, though, is almost sure of missing the visit of league leaders Liverpool in a game that could have a significant bearing on United boss Ole Gunnar Solsjkaer’s future.He will report back to the club’s Carrington HQ next week where United medics will have a clearer idea of the Pogba may be able to return. About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Framework Being Created for Kingston to Operate as Musical Economic Zone

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Saskatchewan chief can keep title while serving child sex jail sentence

first_imgAPTN National NewsThe chief of a southern Saskatchewan First Nation has been sentenced to nine months in jail for sexually assaulting a minor on his reserve.However, the Indian Act allows Chief Terrance McArthur to remain as chief while serving his sentence.APTN’s Larissa Burnouf has the story.last_img

BC First Nation files Aboriginal title claim challenging fish farms in their

first_img(Dzawada’enuxw leaders outside BC Supreme Court in Vancouver. Photo courtesy Lindsey Mae Willie)Laurie HamelinAPTN NewsThe Dzawada’enuxw First Nation of Kingcome Inlet filed a claim of Aboriginal title in British Columbia’s Supreme Court that affects ten fish farms in their traditional territory that they say are operating without their consent. “We have been saying no for 30 years,” says Lindsey Mae Willie of Dzawada’enuxw First Nation. “We have always said no and they just plunked themselves into our territory anyways. “By going for title they will have to listen to us.” Jack Woodward, the nation’s lawyer, is a leading expert in Aboriginal law. Woodward represented the Tsilhqot’in Nation in the first successful claim of Aboriginal title in 2014. “Once a precedent is set the procedural barriers are largely eliminated,” says Woodward. “It’s very much like an icebreaker clearing a path through the ice.“The Tsilhqot’in did that and it now makes it much easier for those First Nations that follow.”Although this new claim could take years to go through the courts, filing now puts added pressure on the provincial government, who has the power to grant fish farm tenures.Most of the ten fish farm tenures involved in the claim, along with others in the Broughton Archipelago, are up for renewal in three weeks.“Certainly one of the motivations is to file a claim prior to the June 20 expiry of the tenures,” says Woodward. “The Dzawada’enuxw want to clearly signal that they will not tolerate the renewal of those tenures.“The province should not consider renewing in the face of this competing claim of ownership of the territory.”The Dzawada’enuxw believe that open-net fish farms pose a serious threat to wild salmon and have been actively protesting against the industry since last year.“We have tried everything we can to protect our salmon,” says Willie. “We’ve had marches, demonstrations, handed out eviction notices, we even occupied a fish farm, Midsummer Island, but got kicked off through an injunction last December.“Now, that same fish farm company is trying to keep First Nations and everyone else 20 meters away from all of their farms.”In early May, Marine Harvest Canada applied for an injunction that would prevent the public from coming within 20 metres of its 34 fish farm facilities on BC’s coast.In legal notices, Marine Harvest alleges that Alexandra Morton, an independent biologist, and protesters “combined and conspired with each other with the intent to injure Marine Harvest by entering into an agreement to interfere and disrupt Marine Harvest’s business and to intimidate Marine Harvest and its employees to destroy the business of Marine Harvest.”The injunction hearing is adjourned to June 25.Greg McDade, the legal council for Morton, warns that Marine Harvest is trying to control the open ocean. “They are asking for something fish farms should not have the right to do,” says McDade. “Which is the ability to control the public at large, and scientists and divers, from observing while outside the pens.“Nobody can give ownership of the ocean, this isn’t like land.  Under English Law going back to the Magna Carta, public access to water was always guaranteed.”Molina Dawson, who grew up in Kingcome Inlet and occupied Midsummer Island fish farm for several months, says Marine Harvest’s desire to keep people away is concerning.“Why don’t they want eyes on them,” asks Dawson. “The industry says their farms are not affecting wild fish, but the fact that they are trying to take measures to prevent people from observing from on and under the water, to prove or disprove that fish farms are doing or not doing something harmful, well that says a lot.”Dawson is referring to underwater footage recently shot by Tavish Campbell.Tavish Campbell diving beside blood water spilling from fish processing plant. Courtesy Facebook Tavish Campbell.Campbell’s images of bloody effluent billowing from pipes at two fish processing plants off Vancouver Island went viral last November.And in April, Campbell’s footage of a rare glass sponge reef smothered by fish farm waste, owned by Cermaq Canada, was released.“That’s the real target of the injunction,” says McDade. “I think it’s underwater photography that’s starting to get to them.”This month is a crucial time in the fish farm dispute.If First Nations opposed to salmon farms don’t come out on top, the Dzawada’enuxw are confident they will finally win the battle in their title case.“If we don’t stop the fish farms this month,” says Willie. “They’ll eventually see that we’re the rightful owners of our land and waters in the court decision.”last_img read more

Bombardier signs deal with Mercitalia Rail for 40 locomotives and maintenance

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first_imgMONTREAL – Bombardier Transportation has signed a deal with Mercitalia Rail, a major freight rail operator in Italy, for 40 locomotives and 16 years of fleet maintenance.Based on the list price, the contract is valued at approximately C$316.8 million.The deal includes options for up to 20 additional locomotives and maintenance services, as well as an option for additional eight years of maintenance for the whole fleet.Delivery is scheduled to start in the fourth quarter of 2018.Bombardier Transportation is the rail division of Montreal-based Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B).last_img

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