… WI take on England Women in ICC World Cup raceWEST Indies Women captain Stafanie Taylor says that her team aim to win all matches against their English counterparts in the ICC Championship race for qualification spots for the 2017 ICC World Cup tournament.Both teams will renew battle for top honours in the 3rd One-Day International at Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica today.All results in the final three matches of the five-match series will provide either team with claims to vital points as they build towards being in the top four teams overall when the Championship Division tournament comes to an end.Currently, West Indies are in second position on 20 while England are third on 19 points with reigning ICC World Cup champion Australia heading the overall standings on 30 points.After West Indies Women’s morale-boosting 38-run victory over England in the second ODI at the Trelawny Stadium, Florence Hall; Taylor declared that: “We want to win all the games. That’s our aim. That’s what we are working towards.”“We and England are pretty much close, we know it’s not going to be easy. I think if we work hard, we will definitely get some points,” added the Jamaican all-rounder who took over the mantle of leadership of the WI Women team from Trinidadian Merissa Aguilleira last year.Aguilleira has been the team’s regular wicketkeeper and one of the most experienced players. But she missed the last match and Shemaine Campbelle did ’keeper duties. StacyAnn King had replaced Aguilleira in the 2nd ODI.However, it was bowlers Deandra Dottin and Afy Fletcher who in tandem demolished their English counterparts and set the stage for a battle royal in the ICC Women Championship title race.England had won the First ODI by five runs at the Trelawny Stadium, Florence Hall, Jamaica on Saturday (last weekend) but the West Indians bounced back with a dramatic 38-run win in the second ODI on Monday (October 10).West Indies bowlers did a great job to restrict the tourists to 149 all out in 50 overs. Barbadian all-rounder Dottin captured three important wickets when she removed opener Tammy Beaumont, Georgia Elwiss and the prized wicket of England new captain Knight.In the second ODIs between the two teams at the same venue on Monday, West Indies batters, except for skipper Stafanie Taylor (56) and Dottin (21) to a lesser extent; did not cope with left-arm spinners Alexandra Hartley (4 for 31) and newcomer Sophie Ecclestone.In the 3rd ODI today, the WI batters would need to apply themselves with greater resolve and produce bigger personal scores that will boost the team’s overall total.The English team is very competitive but the WI bowlers have shown that they are capable of defending decent totals.
The seeds are heading down the tournament trail for a Saturday afternoon faceoff following opening round games at the Klash in the Kootenay women’s flat track roller derby championships at the NDCC Arena in Nelson.And the host Kootenay Kannibelles are right in the thick of the run to the final after posting a win over Okanagan/Shuswap Raggedy Rollers Friday.The Kannibelles play Red Deer Roller Derby Association Belladonnas at 4 p.m. while top seeded Terminal City plays E-Ville at 2 p.m.The winners advance to the championship final Sunday at 11:30 a.m.In action Saturday morning, the Oil City Derby Girls of Edmonton topped the 200-point total against Deathbridge of Lethbridge.The Oil City Derby Girls play in the five-six consolation game at 6 p.m.Klash in the Kootenays at the NDCC Arena promises to be a big hit for the fans and playersIt’s probably the fastest growing sport in North America and now fans of women’s flat track roller derby can see the best Western Canada has to offer this weekend in Nelson at the Klash in the Kootenays.“The teams coming to this tournament are the tops in Western Canada,” said Michelle Sylvest of the organizing committee and president of the West Kootenay Women’s Roller Derby League.“So fans won’t get to see better action anywhere.”The eight-team seeded tournament begins at noon Friday in the NDCC Arena with the host Kannibelles meeting the Okanagan/Shuswap Raggedy Rollers.In the only meeting this season between the two rivals, the Kannibelles skated away with a lopsided victory.Roller Derby has been on a rise in the West Kootenay for both fans and players. The success of the Kannibelles is the reason why region is playing host to the Westerns.“Our team had a pretty good run last year at the Best of the West (in Kelowna) so we got asked to host the event this year,” said Sylvest, adding the Kannibelles are led by National team player Beretta Lynch.The Kannibelles enter the tourney as the second seed behind top-ranked Terminal City Roller Girls of Vancouver.Terminal City meet Deathbridge of Lethbridge at 2 p.m.Red Deer Roller Derby Association Belladonnas meet Calgary Roller Derby at 4 p.m. before the final contest between Edmonton rivals, E-Ville and Oil City Derby Girls goes at 6 p.m.“This is going to be one exciting game,” Sylvest said. “Both teams are from Edmonton and there’s a strong rivalry between them.”“Fans won’t get to watch a better game than this (Friday),” Sylvest adds.Each team is guaranteed three games.Semi finals are set for Saturday at 2 and 4 p.m. — if the Kannibelles advance, the host squad will meet the winner of Red Deer and Calgary at 4 p.m.The two semi final winners meet in the tourney final at 11:30 a.m. Sunday. The consolation final is set for 9 a.m. Sunday.The winner represents the western provinces at the National Tournament in the spring of 2013.Sylvest invites the public to attend any of the games.Tickets are available for the entire tournament or for single days.For more information check out the tournament website at http://www.kootenayrollerderby.com/Oh, and did we say they’ll be an influx of players, coaches and spectators in Nelson for the weekend?“We expect to see about 300 extra people in Nelson with most of them derby girls,” Sylvest explains.
160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! FOR a while in 2002 and 2003, burglar alarms were the hot topic of discussion for the Los Angeles Police Commission and the City Council. After discovering that the city wasted huge amounts of scarce police resources responding to personal burglar alarms set off by the wind, by household pets or for no apparent reason, officials declared their intent to stop answering unverified burglar alarm calls. After months of debate over what that might mean, the city came up with an alternate plan to issue permits and levy fines for false burglar alarms to discourage them. Yet, after all the hand-wringing, all the debate, the city is failing to collect those fees. An audit found as much as $7.7 million remains uncollected. So much for cracking down on rampant false alarms. The city must consider contracting with a private firm to collect this money. The city needs every penny it can get to fight real crime. And most of all it needs to start fulfilling its commitments – or hold accountable those who fail.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week In addition, the club’s management raised fees and did not allow Niederhelm to host tournaments on weekend mornings, he said. Pacific Palms General Manager Scott Huntsman said he had not heard from the city when the tennis area would be removed. Industry Mayor Dave Perez said the city does plan to demolish the tennis courts, possibly to make room for an office building or another use that could generate more income. “(The tennis area) just has not been a moneymaker over the years,’ Perez said. But the Industry City Council and the management at Pacific Palms still need to work out an exact date for the closure, he said. “We can limp along with the tennis for a while, but the courts are eventually going to go,’ he said. “I wish I could give a more definite answer, as far as the date, but I can’t. It’s delicate, closing something like that. And we are trying to work with Pacific Palms to do it at the right time and in the right way.’ Ben Baeder can be reached at (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2703, or by e-mail at [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! INDUSTRY — Several tennis players are wondering if rumors of the demise of the Pacific Palms Conference Center tennis courts have been greatly exaggerated. City officials announced last spring the tennis courts at the city-owned resort would be closed sometime around August and removed. Based on the announcement, David Niederhelm, who was the captain of seven teams headquartered at the resort, decided a few months ago to move his teams to different courts in La Habra. But August has passed and the courts are still there. “Before I made any decisions, I contacted the offices of the city manager and the mayor,’ Niederhelm said. “They both concurred (that the tennis courts were being removed). But they are still playing tennis over there. I want to know what’s going on. When I ask at the club, nobody will give me a definite answer.’
SAN JOSE — Timo Meier rejoined the Sharks lineup and offered a quick reminder of why he’s so important to the Sharks forward group.Meier scored a goal and picked up two assists as the Sharks earned a 5-1 win over the Carolina Hurricanes at SAP Center Wednesday night.With Meier sidelined for three games with an upper-body injury last week, the Sharks produced a 1-2 record, scoring just four five-on-five goals. On Tuesday, the Sharks found the net three times in five-on-five situations, …
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Getafe president Torres: Real Madrid players are giving upby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveGetafe president Angel Torres says it’s clear Real Madrid are in crisis.Just as Barcelona were winning at Getafe, Real Madrid were being beaten at home to Real Sociedad.Torres addressed Real’s problems after his own team’s defeat and said: “Something is happening, something does not work, but I have enough with Getafe, but the league is deteriorating with the hole that Barcelona has opened.”Florentino (Perez) has to fix it. The money of three Champions Leagues, Madrid cannot spend a lot of time without winning the league, I’ve seen today’s game and people have lowered their arms, I hope they fix it.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
NEW ORLEANS, LA – JANUARY 01: Tyvis Powell #23 of the Ohio State Buckeyes intercepts a ball in the fourth quarter during the All State Sugar Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 1, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)Want to relive Ohio State’s Sugar Bowl victory against Alabama, Buckeye fans?Now you can. Ohio State football’s video production staff has created an awesome highlight video of the Buckeyes’ 42-35 upset victory over the then-No. 1 Crimson Tide on Jan. 1. Check it out:
Gurugram: There are 10,000 highrises in Gurugram but only 1,270 highrises have fire safety clearance. This has prompted the officials to issue notices to various structures including 12 schools.The Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) will be issuing notices to the owners and association heads of four properties in the city, including Qutub Plaza in DLF Phase-1, Scottish Mall on Sohna Road, and Vyapar Kendra in Sushant Lok-1, asking them to upgrade their fire safety norms, failing which their properties will be sealed, stated a press release by the civic body on late Monday night. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderThe release further stated that the MCG was given approval by the Urban Local Bodies on Monday under the Haryana Fire Service Act, 2009 to take requisite measures for sealing these properties. Apart from the above three, the MCG has also been given the approval to seal Ultra Home Construction Private Limited in IMT Manesar and issue notices to 12 private and public schools, asking them to comply with fire safety norms. High rises in the city have been categorised as buildings that are over 15 metres in height. Over the years, a large number of commercial structures and residential societies that houses lakhs of residents have come up in the city. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsTaking into cognisance of ignoring the safety of the citizens, the fire department officials have even warned the builders of action if the builders are going to ignore the safety norms. Most of the builders have to renew the fire safety license after every one year. The fire department officials mention that most of them have not renewed their license for more than two years. “As per law, major establishments in the city have to renew their licences after every year. However, many establishments in the city do not renew their licences and continue to play with the lives of the people in the city. While the fire department is expected to take action, even the residents must put pressure on these establishments,” said a senior official from the fire department. Experts cite that dry summers often result in a spurt in fire incidents. The major reasons for the increase in fire incidents are due to incidents of short circuit caused due to overloaded electrical components, old electric wires an overheated electric devices.
VANCOUVER – Marijuana businesses are growing in size and scope as Canada moves toward legalization of recreational pot, creating an increasingly daunting job for those tasked with enforcing the rules.In Vancouver’s bustling downtown, sleek, modern posters with fashionable fonts and simple images are plastered on lamp posts. It’s not until you take a closer look that you spot the rolled joints inside a sandwich or buds among a plate of broccoli.“Weed delivery. Simplified,” the posters read.Once an underground industry, marijuana delivery services are now advertising publicly, joining unlicensed retail stores and online shops as cannabis businesses openly skirting the existing law.Officials have tried to shut them down, but efforts haven’t always been effective and whether enforcement will fare any differently post legalization remains hazy.It’s still illegal for anyone to possess, produce, import, export, or transport marijuana until federal legislation is enacted, said Const. Jason Doucette, a spokesman for Vancouver police.“Although these online (and) storefront dispensaries are essentially trafficking controlled substances, there is not enough manpower and time to conduct these investigations due to the sheer number of these operations,” he said in an email.“Police resources are very limited in terms of investigating cannabis offences, among the other workload that members have been given.”Doucette said it would be inappropriate to comment on the force’s role post legalization, but he noted that officers “will be able to deal with public safety issues that arise.”The federal government has pledged to legalize recreational marijuana later this year and the Senate is set to hold a final vote on the legislation, known as Bill C-45, by June 7. Provinces and territories have been left to come up with their own regulations to control distribution and sales.British Columbia’s Ministry of Public Safety is hiring a “director of cannabis control” and a “community safety unit” to enforce new provincial legislation, although exact roles are still being determined.Under the new rules, cannabis enforcement officers will be able to enter illegal retail operations without a warrant to seize product and records.In B.C., the maximum punishment for selling pot outside of the provincial framework will be a $100,000 fine and 12 months in jail.Post legalization, marijuana shops will need licences from both the municipality and the province to operate.Vancouver is one of the few cities in Canada that already has regulations in place, after creating a bylaw to license medical marijuana shops in 2015 when the number of illegal retailers bloomed past 100.Business licenses have now been handed out to 19 retailers, including four to so-called “compassion clubs” — non-profits that provide medical pot to patients in need — and dozens of other outlets are working their way through the licensing process.Landlords leasing space to illegal outlets are given zoning violation orders, while bylaw officers routinely issue $1,000 tickets to unlicensed shops — although data from the city shows less than 15 per cent of those have been paid.Vancouver is also asking the B.C. Supreme Court to shut down 53 pot shops that continue to operate without a licence. That case is set to be heard in September.A statement from the city says enforcement against illegal operators will be “enhanced” post legalization, but no details have been provided on what the city’s role will be.Some in the industry predict the so-called grey market will continue to flourish once recreational marijuana is legalized, saying the rules don’t allow regulated businesses to fulfil demand.Direct delivery and online distribution in particular are likely to continue operating on the edges of the law, said Ian Dawkins, acting president of the Cannabis Commerce Association of Canada.“They are like the cockroaches of this biosphere. You will never destroy a dude on his bicycle with a cellphone delivering weed,” he said.Fines and court injunctions won’t be effective, Dawkins added, and the grey market will continue providing consumers across the country with the variety and availability of product they’ve come to expect.“If you’re a law-abiding citizen and you go to the Ontario cannabis store and there’s nothing on the shelves, you pretty much feel entitled to dial up your guy. That’s pretty much the end of enforcement at that point.”The market for marijuana products has evolved quickly, said the owner of one Vancouver-based online cannabis shop who asked not to be named.His store, Westculture, sells everything from edibles and dried cannabis flowers to weed-infused bath bombs and dog treats. Many of the products still wouldn’t be available at licensed retailers after legalization.People want things like edibles and vape pens because they offer a discrete way to consume cannabis and government regulations won’t fill that demand, he said.“They should have a better model to serve their consumers.”The man knows his business doesn’t fully comply with either the current or coming legislation, but he has no plans to shut down because he wants to push for rules that allow greater access to a wider variety of products.Governments are “setting themselves up for a lot of competition from the grey market,” he said.— Follow @gkarstenssmith on Twitter.