Mallard’s Source for Sports Team of the Week — U14 Selects

first_imgNelson Youth Soccer U14 Selects have been on a bit of a run of late, capturing a pair of medals on the Girl’s Rep Soccer Tour. The Reps recently defeated city rivals U13 Selects to capture the gold medal at the Terry Walgren Girl’s Soccer Tournament Sunday at the Lakeside Pitch.Previously, the Selects earned a silver medal in Coeur d’ Alene.Staff and management at Mallard’s Source for Sports would like to honour the Selects with Team of the Week accolades.The team includes, back row, L-R, coach Paul Burkart, Allie Zondervan, Lakpa Dietz, Natanya Hanley, Isabelle Morley, Naomi Perkins, Kyra Burkart, Camille Gebhart and coach Pat Perkins.Front, Emma Gregorich, Maya Mierau, Darian Voisard, Merissa Dawson, Bronwyn Sutherland, Maddy Sternloff, Amelia Martzke, Emily Graeme and goalkeeper Haley Cooke. Missing, Kali Horner, Emma DeCosta and Morgan Livingston.last_img read more

Galway Athletics report

first_imgGalway Cross Country Championships – The first day of the Galway County Cross Country Championships will take place at the Palace Grounds in Tuam on Sunday 7th October next, with a start time of 1pm. The Juvenile programme will see races for U10 up to U18 age group, across the following distances; U10s – 1000m; U12s – 2000m; U14s – 3000m; U16s – 4000m, and U18s and Junior- 4000m (girls) 6000m (boys). The Senior Ladies will race over 4km and the Galway title could be between Caron Ryan of Craughwell, Aine O Farrell of Athenry and Emma Grimes and Niamh Hennelly of GCH, with a strong GCH team tipped for honours in the team event. The Senior Men’s race will be decided over a testing 8km on the famed rolling hills in the Palace Grounds.  Among the medal favorites will be Brendan McDonnell, Joe Tannian and Peter O Sullivan of GCH, Jamie Fallon of Craughwell, and Castlegar’s Stephen Casserly, with the team title likely to be hotly contested between Castlegar, Craughwell and GCH. The Junior Mens race could be a very exciting affair, with many of GCH’s National title winning team likely to be in action, such as Thomas McStay and Eanna Folan, with new signing Jack Maher also likely to feature well.Galway Primary Schools Races – The annual Galway Primary Schools Cross Country Finals will take place in Nolan Park, Renmore, from 12 noon tomorrow, Tuesday 2nd October, with four races on the card. Almost 2,000 pupils competed on a hugely successful Semi Final day held Tuesday last on a perfect course in Renmore, with over 400 runners making it through to the finalsLoughrea Grey Lake 10k – Loughrea AC held their annual Grey Lake 10k Road Race on Sunday afternoon last, as part of their 50th anniversary celebrations, and first home on the day was Kenneth Rodgers of St Johns AC in Clare, in a fast 32.17. Rodgers finished well clear of Eric Llaurado in second in 36.17, and third home was Hugh McArdle of Roscommon Harriers. First lady was Denise Barrett in 44.30, with Mary Kealy of Athenry AC second and Corofin’s Eimear Bray third.Carna 10k Conamara – Fergal Walsh of Athenry AC (pictured) stormed home to win the Carna 10k held last Saturday 29th September in the scenic Connemara village in a time of 35.25, ahead of Ronan Mac an Iomaire and Bernard McLoughlin, in second and third respectively.  First lady was Maureen Linnane, with Ciara Ni Choribin of Castlegar AC second home. The annual 10k Conamara race was organised by the local Connemara Athletic ClubGalway Bay Races – The Run Galway Bay series of races event takes place on Saturday 6th October next, with the programme including a Full Marathon, (at 8.30am), a Half Marathon which sets off at 12 noon and a 10K race at 10.30 am. This event is a sell out and will see some of Irelands top athletes set to compete including Sergio Ciobanu of Clonliffe and Streets of Galway winner John Travers of Donore Harriers, while GCH ladies Elaine Walsh and Grainne Ni Uallachain will expect to do well over the half marathon.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

Spurs clash with City ‘to be moved to Monday’ at Wembley despite NFL game day before

first_imgTOTTENHAM could play Manchester City on a churned-up NFL pitch if they move their October 28 clash back 24 hours.According to reports, the Premier League clash is set to be moved back 24 hours, with the various parties poised to rubber stamp the fixture switch.8 The Wembley pitch has been seriously churned up by NFL fixtures in previous yearsCredit: PA:Press Association8 Wembley would face a quick turnaround if Spurs do have to play there the day after the NFL game between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Jacksonville JaguarsCredit: Getty – ContributorThe Philadelphia Eagles are due to take on the Jaxonville Jaguars under the arch on that day.But — as has happened in the past — the field of play could be looking worse for wear for the game, with previous NFL games tearing up the grass.According to the Mail, the various parties, including the Premier League and both clubs could agree to moving the game to the following evening.But City rejected any talk of moving the game to the Etihad.MOST READ IN FOOTBALLRETRACING STEPSJack Charlton’s granddaughter Emma Wilkinson ‘would love’ to visit IrelandROY RAGEFurious Roy Keane launched foul-mouthed rant at Pique over Fabregas friendshipPicturedTOP FORMBrazil icon Ronaldo soaks up sun with partner Celina Locks on yacht in FormenteraPicturedON THE PAOLPaolo Maldini shows off shredded physique at 52 while on holiday with wifeExclusiveLOCK CLOWNPaul Scholes flouts local lockdown rules by throwing huge 7-hour birthday bashLive BlogUNITED LATESTMan Utd transfer news LIVE: All the gossip and updates from Old TraffordLive Bloggunners newsArsenal transfer news LIVE – Latest updates from the EmiratesPicturedMADD FOR ITPrem aces Dele, Maddison & Grealish enjoy hard-earned break in sun-soaked IbizaLive BlogBLUES NEWSChelsea transfer news LIVE: Havertz deal LATEST, Willian move updatesMISS-RON IMPOSSIBLERonaldo LOSES Golden Boot race after axe from Juve squad for final gameTottenham manager Pochettino talks about the Spurs stadium delay and how it is affecting the club 8 The NFL games at Wembley have previously torn up the playing surface at the home of English footballCredit: Getty Images – Getty8 The turf has been torn up by gridiron games being housed on the grass field at WembleyCredit: Getty Images – Getty8 Wembley ground staff face a quick turnaround if the pitch is churned up after the NFL clashCredit: Getty Images – Getty8 Tottenham trips to Wembley Park than they had anticipated with their new ground still not finishedCredit: PA:Press Association8 Tottenham’s new stadium on White Hart Lane is currently running behind schedule8 At least Harry Kane managed to break his August duck at Wembley StadiumCredit: ReutersThere would be several logistical factors to consider for the move, including the fact that the NFL pitch and markings would have to be removed, as well as the football goals and lines painted on to the field of play.There may also be considerations to be made about the state of the pitch itself, especially if there is rain.Ironically, Spurs’ new ground will be able to avoid any pitch problems with the flick of a switch, with a retractable field of play able to be rolled into the new 60,000-seater arena.Tottenham announced on Monday that they have reached an agreement with the EFL over the possibility of playing their Carabao Cup third round tie in September either in a neutral venue or reversing the fixture.But that depends on whether they are drawn at home or not.They will play their first home Champions League group stage game at Wembley, which will come in either week one or two of the competition.Tottenham 3-1 Fulham: Harry Kane scores his first August goal as strikes from Kieran Trippier and Lucas Moura complete winlast_img read more

Wishing You a Happy Thanksgiving!

first_imgIf you’re in the United States, I hope you’re enjoying a relaxing Thanksgiving Day with your family and friends. I spent the morning with a front row seat on Woodward Avenue watching the America’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in person in Detroit, Michigan.What a great parade! I met so many families who came down to the parade for the first time. The kids sitting in front of me had fun watching the floats and catching candy from the parade walkers. Hope you enjoy these photos from the parade! Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading…RelatedKicking off the Holiday at America’s Thanksgiving Day ParadeFor the third year in a row, I spent Thanksgiving morning with a front row seat on Woodward Avenue watching America’s Thanksgiving Day Parade with thousands of other people in Detroit, Michigan. The floats were amazing to see, and as usual, the clowns were fun to watch! My favorite float…In “Miscellaneous”Celebrating the Holiday at the 90th America’s Thanksgiving Day ParadeIt’s our first year here. I can’t believe how much fun it is to see the parade in person! The young women and her husband sat next to me on the sidewalk along Woodward Avenue. We quickly exchanged names as we settled in to watch the parade. Her two young children…In “Miscellaneous”Celebrating the 91st Thanksgiving Day Parade in DetroitWhat a wonderful way to kick off the Thanksgiving holiday at the 91st Thanksgiving Day Parade in Detroit, now known as America’s Thanksgiving Day Parade! I woke up early this morning to claim my spot on Woodward Avenue, along with thousands of other Michiganders, to watch the annual parade of…In “Detroit”last_img read more

Weird science of Vredefort Dome

first_img11 May 2006“It’s like being in the Bermuda Triangle,” says Rodger Hart of the iThemba Laboratory for Accelerator Based Science in South Africa. I take the compass to see for myself.At first the needle points in a steady direction, which for all I know could be magnetic north. But then I take a step forward, and the needle swings to a completely different quadrant. Another step, and yet another direction.Next I put the compass down against the large rock outcropping we are standing on. Now as I move the compass across the rock, with every few centimetres of motion the needle swings around.The location is the centre of the Vredefort Crater, about 100 kilometres southwest of Johannesburg. Vredefort is the oldest and largest impact remnant on the planet, created about two billion years ago when a 10-kilometre-wide asteroid slammed into the earth. Evidence of older collisions exists elsewhere, in South Africa and in Western Australia, but in those cases no geologic structure has survived the ravages of time.Vredefort itself is not obviously a crater to the untrained eye. Geologists estimate the total crater size at 250 to 300 kilometres across, but the rim has long since been eroded away. The most obvious structure remaining is the Vredefort Dome, which is the crater’s “rebound peak” – where deep rocks rose up in the crater’s centre after the impact.According to Hart, the probable source of Vredefort’s weird magnetism was a strong and chaotic magnetic field generated by currents flowing in the ionized gases produced at the height of the collision.Laboratory experiments confirm that impacts cause intense magnetic fields in that fashion. Scientists have calculated that a mere one-kilometre-wide asteroid, one tenth the size of Vredefort’s, would create a field 1,000 times that of the earth’s at a distance of 100 kilometres.Vredefort’s intense but random magnetism was not apparent from aerial surveys. Those analyses showed anomalously low magnetism over the crater, like a hole punched in the prevailing magnetic field. All the magnetic madness on the ground averages out to nothing when seen from too high up.The results could have implications not only for earth geology but also for studies of Mars. The immense Martian basins Hellas and Argyre displayed virtually no magnetism when measured by the orbiting Mars Global Surveyor.The conventional explanation runs like this: when these craters formed around four billion years ago, the impacts wiped out the preexisting magnetization of the rocks. Therefore, at the time of their creation Mars must not have had a magnetic field, because that field would have been preserved in the magnetization of the basins’ rocks when they cooled. Mars does not now have a magnetic field, but long ago it did. Thus, the standard explanation implies that Mars lost its field very early on.But as Hart points out, if the Hellas and Argyre basins show the same properties as the Vredefort Crater, one cannot conclude anything about Mars’s magnetic field when they were formed – it may have still been going strong. Mario Acuna, a principal investigator on the Mars Global Surveyor project, however, points out that data from smaller Martian craters of about Vredefort’s size do not agree with Hart’s scenario.Back on earth, Hart has proposed a high-resolution helicopter survey of Vredefort’s magnetism, from an altitude low enough to see the magnetic variations. That would produce a complete magnetic map – and make some sense of the crater’s weirdness.This article originally appeared in Scientific American. Graham P Collins is on the board of editors of the magazine, to which he has been a contributor for several years. His visit to South Africa was funded by the International Marketing Council as part of the 2005 SA Solutions tour of leading science journalists to centres of scientific and technological excellence in South Africa.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Disappointed with India’s performance in Australia: Olympians

first_imgFor the last 10 days, champion double trap shooter Ronjan Sondhi has been in a quandary. For someone who is used to hitting the bull’s eye, he doesn’t know how to react to the taunting SMSes of his first coach, Australian Russell Mark, who has been messaging him after India’s defeat in the first Test in Melbourne.Sodhi’s other Australian friends have joined in, adding to the bulging inbox of his mobile phone after India lost the second Test as well. But Sodhi, a keen cricket follower and a staunch Sachin Tendulkar fan, has gone silent.”My Australian friends, including Russell, have been bombarding me with messages after the defeats. But I’ve not replied for the last 10 days as I don’t know what to say,” Sodhi told MAIL TODAY. “They are teasing me because in shooting, we beat Australia all the time. And when India beats Australia in cricket, I also send similar SMSes to them.”Sodhi, the reigning World Cup Finals winner, copped some more embarrassment for Virat Kohli’s finger gesture in Sydney. “After the Kohli incident, one of my Aussie friends sent a message saying ‘the Indians have forgotten to play with the bat and ball, and now they have started playing with fingers’,” he disclosed. “It was embarrassing.”Not just Sodhi, but the entire Indian sports fraternity seems to be in a state of shock.Sodhi’s senior Mansher Singh, a member of the Indian trap team, and an avid cricket fan, has stronger views. “Every morning I wake up charged, hoping to see India’s revival. But it’s not happening,” he said.advertisement”It’s basically the mindset. The cricketers’ mindset has gone completely haywire. These people have lost out the sharpness to win while the Australians are scoring triple centuries. I’m shocked to see that they can’t stay at the crease and the team loses several wickets in every session. They are in IPL mode, in terms of their thought process,” he pointed out. “They also look fatigued after the World Cup triumph.”Former India hockey captain Zafar Iqbal opined that Dhoni’s men are not playing as a team and lack planning. “The Aussies have the home advantage and, no doubt, they’re a good team. Their teamwork is always very strong, even in hockey. They have a clear-cut game plan and they are not bothered by big names, like a Tendulkar or a Dhanraj Pillay, in the opposition ranks,” he averred.Zafar felt that the famed Indian batting line-up has failed to adjust to the pitches. “What I’ve noticed is that they are not able to play on the bouncier and faster pitches. Also, they (Aussies) have looked more determined than us.”Ace golfer Gaurav Ghei concurred with Zafar. “Obviously, there’s something wrong, if you are not winning. Every time we play, our batsmen have a problem in handling pacers on bouncy pitches. We should get stronger in that area,” Ghei, the first Indian to win an Asian Tour event in 1995, told MAIL TODAY.However, Ghei, known as a gentleman on the circuit, said the criticism should be balanced as cricket should not be treated as just another sport. “It’s more than a game, bordering on fanaticism, considering its large following. It has a different bond with people. We’re very negative about cricketers,” he said.Multiple world billiards champion Michael Ferreira is disappointed too, but agreed with Ghei on the issue of heavy criticism. “We are always ready to criticise; we’ve to remember they too are human beings,” he told MAIL TODAY.Former India football captain Chuni Goswami, who also captained Bengal in the Ranji Trophy, refused to believe that an overdose of cricket could be cited as a reason for the team’s abysmal performance.”Unfortunately, this (defeats) has happened earlier – on the recent England tour. The team has been at sea, but I don’t subscribe to the view that they are playing too much cricket,” said the man who played 46 first-class cricket matches.”Our batsmen can’t play when the ball comes consistently at a height. For eight-nine months, they play on Indian pitches where the ball comes at only knee height and can be tackled by going forward,” said the batsman whose favourite shot was the square cut.Ferreira had the last word: “Forget about the past and get on with the job at hand. Also, my suggestion to my countrymen is: lay off and let them do their job and they’ll come back strongly.”last_img read more

Paperless Club

first_imgEvery year sports clubs waste time and money on printing and mailing, but all that can change by becoming a Paperless Club and using your website and emails to inform your members. Make the change and Go Green today – become a Paperless Club.To find out more, visit http://www.sportingpulse.com/mysport.cgi?domain=paperlesslast_img

Urban Meyer Says “Everything Is Fine” And There’s “No Issue” With Braxton Miller’s Instagram Photo

first_imgBraxton Miller promotes Advocare products.Last week, Ohio State senior quarterback Braxton Miller posted a photo on Instagram that was believed by some to possibly be an NCAA violation. Miller, a rep for Authentik Fitness, promoted the nutritional products in the photo and listed his email as a point of contact for potential buyers. Under NCAA bylaws, student-athletes are not allowed to use their likeness to help companies profit. According to Urban Meyer, though, “everything is fine” and there is “no issue.” Urban Meyer answers @CantonRepdotcom ? About Braxton Miller NCAA endorsement issue “everything is fine. No issue.”— toddporter (@toddporter) March 30, 2015That’s, obviously, good news for Ohio State fans. The Buckeyes open their 2015 season Sept. 7 against Virginia Tech. Will Miller be the man behind center?last_img read more

Navig8 Chemical Ends Quarter in Loss

first_imgzoom Although the chemical tanker market started sailing towards recovery, the chemical shipping company Navig8 Chemical Tankers ended the first quarter of 2017 with a net loss of USD 1.2 million, against a net income of USD 10.3 million seen in the same period a year earlier.Navig8 Chemical said that the decrease is mainly attributable to lower gross average daily time charter equivalent (TCE) rates achieved in the period, partially offset by an increase in total operating days compared to the same period in the prior year, and increases in vessel operating expenses, depreciation and interest income related to the expansion of the company’s operating fleet.“The chemical tanker market began to show signs of improvement in the first quarter, although rates remain under pressure primarily due to global fleet growth that has outpaced demand,” Nicolas Busch, Chief Executive Officer of Navig8 Chemical Tankers, said.Revenues for the period experienced a slight increase ending the quarter at USD 37.9 million, compared to USD 36.5 million reported in the first quarter of 2016.The total number of vessel operating days for the three months ended March 31, 2017 increased by 791 to 2,577 compared to the same period in the prior year, representing a surge of 44%.“Fleet growth, which exceeded 6% over the past 12 months based on deadweight tonnage, is expected to slow to beneath 2% over the next twelve months.  In the meantime, the demand outlook for 2017 and beyond is encouraging with increasing demand from Asia and acceleration in new long‐haul chemical production capacity in the Middle East and the US,” Busch added.Navig8 Chemical informed that the remaining three ships from the company’s newbuilding program of 32 chemical tankers are scheduled to be delivered by the middle of 2017.Upon their respective deliveries, the company’s vessels have and will be deployed in commercial pools managed by the Navig8 Group, including the Chronos8, Delta8 and Stainless8 pools.last_img read more