$10 million boost for Kosciuszko Snowies Iconic Walk

first_img$10 million boost for Kosciuszko Snowies Iconic Walk The Australian Government will provide $10 million to deliver Stage 4 of the Snowies Iconic Walk, helping showcase an iconic part of the Australian landscape.Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said the project will complete the Kosciuszko Snowies Iconic Walk, a world-class walking experience through the internationally recognised tourism destination.“Set in the NSW Snowy Mountains, the Snowies Iconic Walk will showcase the unique alpine ecosystems of the Kosciuszko summit precinct,” the Deputy Prime Minister said.“This is all about attracting visitors to the surrounding region, which suffered devastating social, environmental and economic losses in the 2020 bushfires.“The Australian Government is committed to doing what it takes to back our struggling tourism operators and create economic opportunities for Australia’s regions. This announcement is another example of that.”New South Wales Deputy Premier, Minister for Regional NSW and Member for Monaro John Barilaro said the continued development of region’s hiking and biking trails will ensure the Snowy Mountains remains a must visit destination.“The beauty of the Snowy Mountains is like nowhere else in the world, and this additional investment will ensure that the region cements itself as Australia’s premier adventure destination,” Mr Barilaro said.“The devastating 2019/2020 bushfires and last year’s COVID-19 restrictions saw the region’s tourism industry take a hit but investments like this will ensure our region bounces back stronger.“The Snowy Mountains is no longer just a winter destination, it is the destination of choice year round.”Senator for New South Wales Perin Davey said the Snowies Iconic Walk reflects the vision for Kosciuszko National Park to be recognised as the premier destination for walking in Australia.“The Australian Government is proud to invest in world-class, sustainable facilities that protect and showcase the culturally and environmentally significant alpine environment,” Senator Davey said.“This investment will contribute to the Snowy Mountains’ year-round tourism offering and attract more visitors to the region.“I am excited about the positive economic impacts for the surrounding towns this will bring, assisting the region’s recovery from the impacts of COVID-19.”Snowy Monaro Regional Council Mayor Peter Beer said that this announcement is welcomed by the community and shows continued investment in the region.“This is a key part of a long-term project assisting to lift our visitor numbers in the non-winter months, which all helps to build on our growing year-round visitor economy in the Snowy Mountains and beyond.”Snowy Valleys Council Mayor James Hayes OAM welcomed the funding announcement saying, “Any addition to walks in the Snowy Mountains is a fantastic result in encouraging more people to explore and enjoy our region and will perfectly complement our existing trails.”The first three stages (days 1 to 3) of the Snowies Iconic Walk are currently under construction, delivering 44 kilometres of walking trails and related infrastructure from Guthega to Charlotte Pass, the Main Range loop via Mt Kosciuszko, as well as Charlotte Pass to Perisher.The 11 kilometre trail from Perisher Valley to Bullocks Flat will complete the 55-kilometre multi day walk experience, linking the walk to premium accommodation options and further transport connections.The project will build upon the NSW Government’s $17 million investment in this iconic attraction.This funding is part of the Australian Government’s commitment of $100 million over two years to fund the Regional Recovery Partnerships in 10 regions across Australia. The Partnerships reflect the Australian Government’s commitment to working with all levels of government to deliver jobs, economic recovery and economic diversification. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). 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FEEL THE GAME BOBBY MOTUS Out of LeBron James’ shadow

first_img[av_one_full first min_height=” vertical_alignment=” space=” custom_margin=” margin=’0px’ padding=’0px’ border=” border_color=” radius=’0px’ background_color=” src=” background_position=’top left’ background_repeat=’no-repeat’ animation=”][av_heading heading=’FEEL THE GAME BOBBY MOTUS Out of LeBron James’ shadow’ tag=’h3′ style=’blockquote modern-quote’ size=’30’ subheading_active=’subheading_below’ subheading_size=’15’ padding=’10’ color=” custom_font=”][/av_heading][av_textblock size=’18’ font_color=” color=”]KYRIE Irving finally got his wish and gotten himself a team where he will be the main man and the Boston Celtics now have an experienced and offensively potent point guard with exceptional ball handling abilities. Only 25-years old, NBA titlist Kyrie joins another big-time transferee Gordon Hayward who’s just two years older. Together, they will form Boston’s version of the dynamic duo. Yes, both can combine for at least 50 points every playing night but they also need to improve on their defensive plays.The two major acquisitions ensures the Celtics’ rise back to lofty status and by the time Kyrie and Hayward get past their prime, Boston’s younger studs headlined by Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum would have found their own star powers and, hopefully, their team among the league’s elite. Cleveland receives a clutch player in sub-six footer Isaiah Thomas and he brings to the Cavs a per-game average of almost 29 points. He is definitely an asset to LeBron James’ team but the most important addition to the Cavaliers is not IT4.Along with Thomas came Jae Crowder and he makes Cleveland several notches better on the defensive end. He has the ability to protect the paint and can be a huge stumbling block to multiple frontcourt positions. LBJ’s defensive load will be significantly lessened and this will be crucial come playoff time. The Cavs are wanting in defense and Crowder is one addition that fills the need.Like Boston, Cleveland has prepared for the future and the plan included the anticipated departure of LBJ at the end of the 2018 season. The Cavs, in addition to IT4 and Crowder get Brooklyn’s unprotected first round pick next year and, considering the dire straits the Nets had been in the past few seasons, Cleveland could be picking no lower from the top 10 selections.  They also got Ante Zizic, a 7-foot, 20-year-old center from Croatia that we still have to get familiar with.Zizic honed his skills in the Adriatic leagues under former Cleveland coach David Blatt and, along with fellow Croatians Ivica Zubac and Dragan Bender, was drafted into the league during the 2016 Draft. If indeed LBJ takes his talents again somewhere else, at least the Cavs won’t be left hanging.As of this writing, the Boston-Cleveland deal still has to be finalized as the Cavaliers wanted to have either Brown or Tatum added to the package to compensate for IT4’s hip injury after he had his physical. That’s asking too much and it’s understandable for the Celtics not to part with their versatile wings, both top picks from the two previous drafts. They already received a fair package. The most the Celtics could give up will be their second round picks and maybe another serviceable player.Both teams were aware of the injury but the physicals were not favorable to the Cavs that they wanted additional material. As per Celtics GM Danny Ainge, IT4’s hip issue had some role in the decision to deal him away, further saying that the injury might delay the start of his season. Cleveland does not like the possibility of Thomas having surgery as per physical exam results.All things related to the trade were considered, especially health concerns, and both the Celtics and the Cavaliers followed policy, as the league requires teams to be transparent, “including any factors that could affect a player’s ability to play basketball at any point in his career.” They would be risking stiff penalties if health issues are hidden. As per CBA rules, the NBA can impose sanctions including “a fine of up to $1million, suspension of the team executives involved, rescinding the trade, and/or the forfeit of draft picks.”At the moment, Boston and Cleveland are reworking on things that would eventually benefit both teams in the end. The Celtics must make things happen because Thomas already indicated that he won’t be coming back to Boston if the deal goes off. And please, Celtic fans, stop the IT4 jersey burning. It was management decision. Set Ainge on fire if you must./PN[/av_textblock][/av_one_full]last_img read more

Tigers hungry to end Bama drought

first_imgBATON ROUGE – There was a time not too long ago when LSU coach Les Miles was kryptonite to the Superman of college football, Alabama coach Nick Saban.On Nov. 5, 2011, Miles became the first coach to beat Saban three times in as little as five years since Joe Tiller at Purdue and Lloyd Carr at Michigan did it when Saban was Michigan State’s coach from 1995-99. Steve Spurrier beat LSU when Saban was in his first two seasons as the Tigers’ head coach in 2000 and 2001, but did not get him again until 2010 with Spurrier at South Carolina and Saban at Alabama.And Miles did it with gusto – 41-34 in Tuscaloosa, Ala., in 2007 against Saban’s first Tide team after leaving the Miami Dolphins with two touchdowns in the final 2:49, 24-21 in 2010 with a Miles’ classic, fourth-and-one tight end reverse to set up the go-ahead touchdown in the fourth quarter, and 9-6 in overtime in Tuscaloosa that November night in 2011 when Miles’ No. 1 Tigers beat Saban and his No. 2 Tide at his own conservative game with Saban trying a wide receiver pass that backfired when LSU safety Eric Reid intercepted it in the end zone in the fourth quarter.At that point, Miles was 3-2 against Saban and would enter the BCS national championship game at 13-0 and within a win of tying Saban in national championships at 2-2 with Miles and LSU winning it in 2007 and Saban winning it at LSU in 2003 and at Alabama in 2009.But LSU ended up having to play Alabama again and lost the BCS title, 21-0, in New Orleans, two months later, then fell 21-17 in the final minute in Baton Rouge just 10 months after that, and again by 21 in a 38-17 loss in Tuscaloosa last year.Miles and his No. 14 Tigers (7-2, 3-2 SEC) enter Saturday’s 7 p.m. CBS prime time game against No. 4 Alabama (7-1, 4-1 SEC) on a three-game losing skid to the Tide with Miles 3-5 against Saban.“You know those last two were just a pain in the tail,” Miles said during his weekly radio show Wednesday night. LSU passed for 241 yards to Alabama’s 179 last year, but suffered a critical fumble by fullback J.C. Copeland just before crossing the goal line for what would have been a 7-0 first quarter lead. Another LSU fumble led to Alabama taking a 3-0 lead. In 2012, the Tigers outgained the Tide 435 to 331 but missed a chance to ice the game late with some conservative decisions by Miles.“I really don’t want to feel that again,” said LSU left guard Vadal Alexander, who played in the 2012 loss. “And I’m going to do everything in my power to not let that happen again.”LSU can remain alive for the SEC West title with a victory as there is a chance there could be a five-way tie at 6-2 among the Tigers, Alabama, Mississippi State, Auburn and Ole Miss. The winner of this game has won SEC West titles in 2012, ’11 ’09, ’08 and ’07.“It’s in the past, but they took something from us,” said senior safety Ronald Martin.A win in the 2012 game would have left LSU at 11-1 entering the SEC Championship Game and within range of another BCS national title shot.“We still talk about the losses to them, but we’re a whole different team now,” said junior linebacker Kwon Alexander of Oxford, Ala. “We can’t just go back to those games. We have to focus on these games right here.”Alabama is a touchdown favorite, but LSU beat the only team – Ole Miss by 10-7 two weeks ago – that beat Alabama, 23-17 on Oct. 4. The Tide also struggled to beat Arkansas (4-5, 0-5 SEC), 14-13, on Oct. 11 and allowed 383 yards to Tennessee (4-5, 1-4 SEC) in a 34-20 win on Oct. 25.“I think they’re a very similar team to some of the great teams that he (Saban) has had in the past,” Miles said. “A very dominant defense, very capable offense, balanced on the offensive side. It’ll be a great matchup.”The game forecasts as low scoring with Alabama coming in with the nation’s No. 1 run defense with 78.1 yards allowed and the Tigers showcasing an improved running game in recent weeks with freshman tailback Leonard Fournette.“These games are traditionally very tough, physical games between two ranked teams,” Saban said. “And it is certainly not going to be any different this years. They have a very good team that is playing their best football of the year. They have an excellent running game.”Both teams have enjoyed an open date before what has been the most physical game of the season for each.“You are sore for a few days after this one,” Martin said.“I’m kind of anticipating a classic myself,” Miles said. “I look back on these games, and they have all been that style of game – a last drive or certainly the last half of the game or quarter until the game’s decided. You plan on playing four quarters in this game for sure.”Alabama at LSUGame: 7 p.m., Saturday, Tiger Stadium.TV: CBS.Radio: 103.7 FM.Records: ALA 7-1, 4-1; LSU 7-2, 3-2.Series: ALA leads 48-25-5.last_img read more

“Tulips” started successfully under Bulgarian support (League of Nations – results)

first_imgAlthough without coach Ronald Koeman, who left for Barcelona, ​​the national team of the Netherlands won its first match of the League of Nations.The “Tulips” played a strong match under the guidance of their interim coach Dwight Lodeweges and beat Poland 1-0.The match passed with Bulgarian participation, as another prestigious order was given to our top referee Georgi Kabakov, together with his assistants Martin Margaritov and Diyan Valkov. The three did an excellent job with the match, once again leaving excellent impressions on European soil.The match in front of the empty stands of “Johan Cruyff Arena” was completely under the control of the hosts, who tried to play in their typical attractive style, while the guests from Poland bet on a tight defense.This did not allow the “tulips” to reach many clean situations, although the blows to the door of Wojciech Szczesny followed one after another. However, he had nothing to do in the 61st minute of the match, when Hans Hatebur excellently dropped the ball after a cross, and it went straight to the remaining uncovered Stephen Bergwein, how many from a few meters he found.Before that, the best chance for the “tulips” came after a shot by Frankie De Jong, who bounced off the crossbar. For all 90 minutes, Poland managed to make only one accurate shot. He came after half an hour of play when a powerful shot by Krzysztof Piontek was saved by the goalkeeper.The Poles looked bolder at the door only at the end of the match, but apart from a few dropped balls, the players in white teams could not think of anything more interesting and deservedly lost.last_img read more

MPNFL up for the fight

first_imgBy AFL South East Media Mornington Peninsula Nepean Football League (MPNFL) coach Chris Holcombe is hoping a new approach will have his team cherry ripe…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Streets Of Galway 8K Into The Final Three Weeks

first_imgprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email The Streets of Galway 8K is now into the final three weeks before the big race itself on the 11th of August. Brian Bruton, Tara White and David Glynn joined John on Over The Line on Friday night.Audio Playerhttps://download-galwaybay.sharp-stream.com/STREETS%20OF%20GALWAY.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Entries are still open but are limited…Enter HEREcenter_img Entries are almost full for the event that begins at 7pm with runners, walkers and joggers coming to Galway from all over the country.last_img read more

Galway GAA Results

first_imgOcean Hygiene Supplies and Packaging U12 hurling Group 2Michael Cusacks 3-5 Gort 2-3Portumna 2-14 Ardrahan 1-4 Ocean Hygiene Supplies and Packaging Under 12 Group 1Turloughmore 6-6 Castlegar 3-5 Ocean Hygiene Supplies and Packaging Under 12 Hurling Group 3Tommy Larkins 6-7 Killimordaly 4-1Rahoon-Newcastle 6-6 Kilnadeema-Leitrim 1-8 Ocean Hygiene Supplies and Packaging Under 12 Hurling Group 4Skehana-Mountbellew/Moylough 12-8 Ballinderreen 0-1Pádraig Pearses 4-9 Ballygar 2-6Bearna-Na Forbacha 5-4 Annaghdown 0-1 Ocean Hygiene Supplies and Packaging Under 12 Hurling Group 7Castlegar 5-5 Turloughmore 4-2 Bon Secours Division 1 Football LeagueMilltown 0-11 Caherlistrane 0-11 Bon Secours Division 2 Football LeagueSt. James 3-15 Moycullen 2-17Cortoon Shamrocks 3-22 Oranmore-Maree 2-15 Bon Secours Division 3 Football LeagueNaomh Anna, Leitir Mór 1-15 Corofin 1-10 Bon Secours Division 4 Football LeagueGlenamaddy 3-17 St Brendan’s 3-10Clifden 5-12 Renvyle 0-7Williamstown 1-17 Mountbellew/Moylough 0-11 Kevin Burke Tyres Division 2 Hurling LeagueBallinderreen 4-21 St Mary’s GAA Athenry 2-23Beagh 0-19 Ardrahan 1-13 Ocean Hygiene Supplies and Packaging U12 Hurling Group 5Killimor 1-12 Abbeyknockmoy 1-2 Wers Waste U-15 Division 1 NorthOranmore-Maree 3-15 Monivea-Abbey 1-10Claregalway 1-13 Corofin 1-8 Wers Waste U-15 Division 2 NDunmore MacHales W/O St. Gabriels – Claregalway 7-8 Annaghdown 1-3 Wers Waste U-15 Division 2 WestOughterard 3-9 St Michael’s 3-6 Wers Waste U-15 Division 3 ASalthill-Knocknacarra 6-8 Mountbellew/Moylough 4-11 Wers Waste U-15 Division 3 BCaltra 7-18 Kilkerrin-Clonberne 5-9 Ocean Hygiene Supplies and Packaging Under 12 Hurling Group 8St Mary’s GAA Athenry 8-5 Oranmore-Maree 0-3 Wers Waste U-12 League Finals(Group 2 B League Final), Claregalway 1-9 Oranmore-Maree 2-4 Division 5 League (North)Caherlistrane 1-16 Kilkerrin-Clonberne 1-5Corofin W/O Milltown – St Mary’s GAA Athenry 2-12 Headford 1-8 Division 7 League (North)Cortoon Shamrocks W/O St Brendan’s –print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Turloughmore 3-20 Sarsfields 0-14St Thomas 3-17 Gort 2-20 KevinBurke Tyres Division 1 Hurling Leaguelast_img read more

Selkirk College Saints Add Tenacious Trio to Roster

first_imgIn establishing the gold standard in the British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) over the last few years, the success of Selkirk College Saints program can be attributed to a work ethic that mirrors the region the team calls home.As the Saints get set to embark on the 2018-2019 season, a trio of recruits will help continue the theme of steadfastness as it looks towards a return to the championship final. Former Kootenay International Junior Hockey League (KIJHL) standouts Edward Lindsey, Dylan Heppler and Tayden Woods will attend Selkirk College starting in September.“It’s rare that our team is outworked in a game,” says Saints’ head coach Brent Heaven. “Along with bringing tremendous offensive upside, we are excited to have these three players join our team because they have proven over the course of their junior careers that determination and grit are vital parts of the way they play.”Lindsey wrapped up a five-year stint with the hometown Castlegar Rebels by being named the most valuable player in the Neil Murdoch Division in the 2017-2018 season. Raised in Castlegar, Lindsey played a total of 215 games with the Rebels where he averaged almost a point a game. The talented forward led the Rebels in scoring last season with 75 points which put him fourth overall in the KIJHL“I chose Selkirk College because of the wide variety of courses offered to help advance myself academically and after being able to witness the success of the Saints in the past years,” says Lindsey, who is enroled in the School of University Arts & Sciences. “I will bring an offensive game to the team, with a hard work ethic and a drive to bring the Saints back on top of the BCIHL.” Heppler is originally from Taber, Alberta and played three seasons for the Beaver Valley Nitehawks where he helped the team to a stellar championship run in 2017. Like Lindsey, Heppler led his team in scoring last season with 54 points while also contributing significantly in the defensive zone.“Having played junior just up the road in Beaver Valley, I was already familiar with the Saints program and have nothing but praise for the college,” says Heppler, who will take the Millwright/Machinist Program at Nelson’s Silver King Campus. “I will bring an element of speed and some offensive upside to my new team. I pride myself on having a hard work ethic and have the drive to win a championship.”Woods arrived to the West Kootenay from Calgary where he played the 2015-2016 season with the Castlegar Rebels. On his way to being named the Neil Murdoch Division’s rookie-of-the-year that season, Woods notched an impressive 74 points to lead his team in scoring and finish fourth overall in the league. He then moved on to play two full seasons of Junior A hockey in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Nova Scotia.“Selkirk College’s hockey team has a rich history of winning championships and being a successful program,” says Woods, who has chosen to study in the Business Administration Program. “I’m happy to have the opportunity to begin my education in Castlegar, a place where I’m very comfortable and is like a second home to me. I know that coach Heaven can continue to develop me as a player and he has made me feel very wanted by the program.”The Saints were denied their fifth BCIHL title last March when the Trinity Western University Spartans defeated the local squad in the championship final. The Saints finished the 2017-2018 regular season in second place with an 18-5-0-2 record.“As local hockey fans already know from having watched these three players in junior, our team just became that much more energized both offensively and defensively,” says Heaven. “All three players are proven leaders who will fit in perfectly with the group we already have in the dressing room. We are pleased they decided to join our program where they can develop both academically and athletically over the course of the season.”The Saints begin training camp at the Castlegar & District Recreation Complex in September.last_img read more

Saints Grad Arie Postmus Embraces Sutter-Immersion

first_imgAfter retiring from the NHL, Sutter purchased the Red Deer Rebels in 1999 and has been the owner/president ever since. Other than a five-year break to coach in the NHL with the New Jersey Devils and Calgary Flames between 2007 and 2012, Sutter has also been the Rebels head coach. In that time he has brought the central Alberta city a Memorial Cup in 2001 and also coached Canada’s World Junior Team to a pair of gold medals in 2005 and 2006.“It’s awesome, they preach professionalism right off the start,” Postmus says of the organization that also includes Brent’s son Merrick and his nephew Shaun. “Brent has put me in, has shown me the ropes and introduced me to some pretty well known people in the hockey community. I’m just trying to soak it all in and learn every day. I really cherish this opportunity and it is an important start in the hockey world.”Postmus is no stranger to organizations that strive for excellence in a family-like setting. He grew up in Fruitvale and after midget started playing for the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League’s Beaver Valley Nitehawks. One of the most storied Junior B teams in Western Canada, Postmus was part of a juggernaut squad that won the league title in 2012 under the guidance of head coach Terry Jones.“That was a pretty special team,” Postmus says about his hometown club. “Terry Jones is the greatest coach I ever had, hands-down. He preaches on-ice performance, but he wants to develop good people. I feel like a lot of what shaped my personality and who I am today is growing up in hockey schools with him as a young kid and then getting a chance to play for Beaver Valley. It was unbelievable. I owe a lot of my success and where I am today to Terry, he helped me grow as a person. He puts people in positions to succeed.”From junior, Postmus joined the Selkirk College Saints in the 2013-2014 season where he fit into a line-up fresh off its first British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) title. A key member of the Saints’ blueline, Postmus helped the team to three more championships as part of an incredible four-in-a-row run of provincial titles between 2013 and 2016.“I have those three rings in my room and everyday I see them and think ‘wow.’ What we accomplished during those years was pretty special,” Postmus says. “Both [former Saints coaches] Jeff Dubois and Alex Evin did such a great job of recruiting guys that brought excellence not only on the ice, but off the ice as well.”After graduating from the Business Administration Program at Selkirk College, Postmus transferred to Red Deer College where he played two seasons for the school’s hockey team while working on completing his Business Degree.Now well on his way to a career in the sport he loves so much, Postmus looks back to his time at Selkirk College as pivotal in his current success.“I’m grateful to [Selkirk College Athletics Coordinator] Kim Verigin, Jeff Dubois and Alex Evin who took me in right away and put me in a leadership role,” he says. “Through that I was able to have some experiences that I might have not gotten as a young guy. I really cherish the time I spent at Selkirk College, I wouldn’t be here today if not for that time.” For his first off-ice hockey job, Selkirk College alumnus Arie Postmus could not have landed a better boss to show him the ropes.This past summer, the former Selkirk College Saints defenceman secured a position with the Western Hockey League’s Red Deer Rebels as the team’s Hockey Operations Administrator that includes a focus on player education and wellness. His boss is Brent Sutter, one of the most decorated men in professional and junior hockey, and member of the legendary family of hockey brothers who grew up on a farm in Viking, Alberta.“I have always wanted to work for a hockey team and stay involved in the sport, it’s my true passion,” says Postmus, who suited up with the Saints between 2013 and 2016. “I have been playing hockey since I was four and it’s just a part of me. I didn’t think this opportunity would come along so soon and there is no better person to start your hockey career than with Brent.”His role with the Rebels is dynamic and providing Postmus with a hands-on education about how an organization operates on a daily basis. Postmus looks after the logistics of road trips like hotels, meals, ice times and schedules, along with helping the coaching staff with analysis during games. The 27-year-old is also charged with working with younger players to ensure their education and life outside the rink is on track for success.His duties with the team are under the guidance of Sutter, the fourth of the famous family of six to play in the NHL and the most successful of his clan. Brent Sutter won three Stanley Cups with the New York Islanders and was a member of three Canada Cup championship teams during a feisty professional playing career lasted between 1980 and 1998.last_img read more

Magnificent seven for Chad le Clos in Glasgow

first_img30 July 2014Chad le Clos claimed an individual bronze medal and added a further bronze as a member of the South African medley relay team at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow on Tuesday evening.In the 200m individual medley final, Le Clos blasted out of the blocks, opening up a lead of more than a second after the butterfly leg. He still led at the halfway mark, after the backstroke, with fellow South African Sebastien Rousseau in second place.Both, however, fell off the pace and out of the top three on the breaststroke leg.Australia’s Daniel Tranter then stormed to victory in a Commonwealth Games’ record of 1:57.83, with Scotland’s Daniel Wallace finishing second in 1:58.72, just 13- hundredths-of-a-second ahead of Le Clos. Rousseau continued his tumble down the standings to finish in eighth place.Medley relayIn the absence of a specialist backstroker, Rousseau was handed the position for the 4 x 100m medley relay. He had the South African team in sixth place when he handed over to Cameron van der Burgh for the breaststroke.The Olympic champion improved South Africa’s standing by two places after recording a time of 59.40 seconds, the second best of the race, before Chad le Clos took over.By the time the butterfly ace sent Leith Shankland on his way in the freestyle leg, le Clos had the South African team in third place with an advantage of 2.77 seconds on fourth place.Shankland maintained his position to help secure the bronze medal behind England and Australia.50m freestyleVeteran Roland Schoeman finished sixth in the final of the 50m freestyle, seven- hundredths-of-a-second ahead of Brad Tandy, who placed seventh.“Disappointing I need to figure things out,” the 34-year-old Schoeman said after his swim. “I was 22.0 about four or five weeks ago. That was the positive thing and it’s disappointing not being able to step up here and do it tonight.“The challenge for us is that we need the funding and sponsorship to continue here [at this level]. What most people don’t understand is that it all hinges on swims like tonight. You are only as good as your last swim and for me trying to get to a fifth Olympics, it becomes increasingly harder not to come away with a medal.”Myles Brown contested the final of the 1 500m freestyle, but was some way off his best form and came home in eighth place.Swimming medalsThe South African swimming team finished the competition with 12 medals, including three gold, three silver and six bronze. Le Clos won a record equaling seven medals, with golds in the 100 and 200m butterfly, silver in the 4 x 100m freestyle, and bronze in the 50m butterfly, 200m individual medley, 4 x 200m freestyle relay, and the 4 x 100m medley relay.“It has been a great week for me,” Le Clos said, reflecting on his big medal haul after the medley relay. “I started off with the 50m butterfly, and I was just happy to get the bronze. I think that was the biggest weight off of me, just to get that medal first up.“The relay, the 4 by 100m [medley], was one of the highlights of the meet, all the relays, actually. The 4 by 100m freestyle was amazing for me. Swimming a 48.5, I was really happy with that, and the 4 by 200m [was good].”Medal spread“Any time you can bring medals home for South Africa, it’s successful, but the most successful thing is that the medals are spread this time,” breaststroke star Cameron van der Burgh said.“If you look at Sebastien, Leith and all these boys bringing medals home, it’s a lot more diverse now. We are growing in the number and the depth that we have and that’s the main thing.” p>AthleticsLong Jumpers Rushwahl Samaai and Zarck Visser were automatic qualifiers for Wednesday’s final. After a first trial no jump, Visser launched himself to 7.99m, which exceeded the automatic qualifying distance by 9cm, and headed the group B contenders.England’s Greg Rutherford, who leapt 8.05m, was the only person to better Samaai’s mark of 8.03m in group A.Andre Olivier won his 800m heat in 1:47.93. “It’s going to be tough in the semis,” he said afterwards. “I need to run a good race.”Mountain bikingIn the mountain biking competition, Mariska Strauss placed tenth in the women’s cross-country race after losing time on the very first lap following a crash in the bunch.“Halfway through the first lap there was a crash just ahead of me, allowing the lead girls to pull away,” said Strauss. “It was a mission trying to catch back, but I gave it my all and ended tenth, and tenth was my best today, so and well done to the other girls.”Gold went to Canada’s Catherine Pendrel, who dominated the race, with fellow Canadian Emily Batty picking up silver and the Australian Rebecca Henderson the bronze medal.In the men’s race, Philip Buys was in sixth place after the first lap, but then steadily lost places to finish in 13th position. New Zealander Anton Cooper claimed gold ahead of his team-mate Sam Gaze, with Australia’s Dan McConnell coming home in third.HockeyThe South African men’s hockey team recovered from a 0-5 defeat to world number one Australia to hand Wales a 5-1 loss. That leaves them in third place in Pool A, with two wins and one defeat, with a crucial game coming up against India, who, like South Africa, are on seven points after three matches.Medal standingsAfter Tuesday’s action, South Africa is in seventh place on the medal table, with seven gold, five silver and nine bronze medals for a total haul of 26 in all.Australia tops the standings with 34 gold, 31 silver and 36 bronze medals, bringing their total to 101.England, with 33 gold, 33 silver and 27 bronze is in second place, with 93 in all.Canada’s 16 gold, five silver and 18 bronze medals has the North Americans in third place.last_img read more

HAPPENING NOW Oseta Jolly Primary hosts Boys Day

first_img Related Items:#magneticmedianews The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provo Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, March 7, 2017 – Providenciales – Over 50 boys are gathered at the Gustavas Lightbourne Sports Complex, listening enthusiastically to the topical discussions intended to keep our boys on the right path and to present them with the tools to do just that.The event is being co moderated by Mr Darron Hilaire, Flow Marketing Exec, & Governors Appt Member, Hon. Temard Butterfield.  Among the speakers for today’s session, Pastor Pedro Williams, Mr Kenrick Walters, Mr Darius Coakley, Mr K B Ellington, and Mr Kem Gardiner.#MagneticMediaNewslast_img read more