By John BurtonFAIR HAVEN — An ordinance proposed by the Borough Council last week would require business owners in town to check in with borough officials every year.If approved by the council, the ordinance introduced at the Oct. 24 meeting would require those who hold a 50 percent or larger stake in a Fair Haven business to register with the borough and provide contact information for at least one owner of the business in case police, fire or other municipal officials need to contact them.Mayor Michael Halfacre said last week there have been numerous instances where situations have arisen with local businesses but town representatives have been unable to get in touch with business owners.“Shouldn’t you come to the town and ask, ‘Aren’t there any special rules?’” Halfacre offered as an explanation. He also said, “Our goal is to make it as simple as possible.”Once businesses file the necessary information they would be contacted annually to update the information, which would have to be done by July 1 of each year. There wouldn’t be a charge to the businesses for the annual update, but a $25 fee would be imposed if businesses fail to update their information by Sept. 30 of each year.“I think it’s a good thing,” this week said Michel Berger, president of the Fair Haven Business Association.Berger, who owns and operates Front Line Media, a computer software firm, said the association has also discovered “how difficult it was to reach out to all the businesses when there’s a need to communicate information.” He believes having contact information for business owners on file at Borough Hall would help the association as well.The association, which has approximately 65 members, has discussed the matter at past meetings and the overall consensus is to support it, especially since there is no fee attached, Berger explained.
By The Nelson Daily SportsFormer World Champion Rick Folk is heading back to the Brier. Only this time he’s going back as a coach.The Jim Cotter rink, which includes Folk’s son Kevin, defeated Neil Dangerfield of Victoria 6-4 in the final of the Canadian Direct Insurance B.C. Men’s Curling Final Sunday at the Vernon Curling Club.Cotter & Company now represent B.C. at the Tim Horton’s Brier March 5-13 at the John Labatt Centre in London, Ont.The Vernon/Kelowna rink had gone unbeaten in the 10-team round robin at 9-0, but lost the Page 1-2 game to Dangerfield, 5-4.That meant he needed to beat the winner of the Page 3-4 game, defending champion Jeff Richard, to advance to a rematch. That he did, 8-4 to set up the showdown.In the final Cotter, third Ken Maskiewich, second Kevin Folk and lead Rick Sawatsky tied the game at 3-3 in the fourth before stealing a single point in the fifth end.After the sixth end was blanked, Cotter stole another single in the seventh to lead 5-3. The rinks exchanged points in the next two ends before Cotter ran Dangerfield out of rocks in the tenth.The Tom Buchy rink of Kimberley, the only Kootenay rep in the 10-team field, finished with a 3-6 record.Fred Thomson and Rob Nobert of the Nelson Curling Club are the last Nelsonites to represent the city at the Brier. The two were part of the Deane Horning rink that played at the Brier in 2005 at the Rexall Place in Edmonton.email@example.com
The lone loss came against Chilliwack when the Fraser Valley squad scored the winner in a 1-0 game in the final minute.”The ball went off our defence and in on their only penalty corner of the game,” said coach Val Gibson. “We dominated the game thoughout.”Against Lord Tweedsmuir Allie Zondervan, Kyra Burkart, and Sydney Zondervan, with an assist from Paige Mansveld, scored for the Bombers.Sarah Wade from Lauren Walgren, and Naomi Perkins from Sydney Zondervan notched markers for LVR in the win over Maggie.Against Summerland Paige Mansveld from Allie Zondervan and Chiara Chirico from Sydney Zondervan found the back of the net.Along with Keeper Extraordinare, Tara Yowek, Gibson was pleased with the play of team captain Paige Mansveld. As Tara Yowek goes, so go the L.V. Rogers Bombers Fieldhockey team.Yowek was flawless in three games sparking the Bombers to a 3-1 record at the Fall Festival Fieldhockey Playday Saturday in Oliver.The Bombers posted wins over Lord Tweedsmuir (Cloverdale) 3-0, Princess Margaret of Penticton 2-0 and Summerland 2-0.
The Nelson Leafs stay in the luxury Murdoch Division penthouse suite officially ended Saturday night.And if the Green and White don’t right this ship in a hurry the living arrangements will only get worse.Dan Holland scored twice to lead Beaver Valley to a 5-3 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory over the Leafs Saturday night at the NDCC Arena.The win completes a weekend sweep of the Leafs and lifts the third-place Hawks to within two points of the new division leaders, Castlegar with two weeks remaining in the regular season.“We’re working real hard and doing the little things right,” said Beaver Valley forward Dallas Calvin from outside the winner’s dressing room.“We’ve definitely improved from the first couple of times we played them which is coming at a good time.”Nelson was trying to bounce back from a 5-2 loss Friday in Fruitvale to the Hawks.The Leafs got the all-important first goal when Aaron Dunlap slammed home a rebound past Jarod Schamerhorn late in the opening frame.But the Hawks rallied for two goals in the final minutes of the frame — by Holland and Riley Brandt — to grab a 2-1 lead heading into the intermission.“That’s been one of our problems for a while,” said Nelson’s Linden Horswill.“Whenever we get scored on we just drop all of a sudden. We have to learn to recover quicker when that happens.”The Achilles Heel Horswill was referring to raised its ugly head in the second when the Hawks struck for two goals to grab a 4-1 advantage.The goals came after Nelson squandered a pair of power plays.Holland, with his second of the night, and Luke Reimer on the power play, staked the visitors to the three-goal lead.However, Damin Devlin slid a loose puck past Schamerhorn before Carsen Willans drilled a shot into the vacant net to give the home side some life. That would be as close as the Leafs would get as Connor Brown-Maloski beat Brett Soles from the back of the net to give Beaver Valley at two-goal cushion early in the third period.“Connor’s third-period goal was huge for us,” Calvin confessed. “It really swayed the momentum our way and allowed us to stay aggressive for the rest of the period.”Castlegar, thanks to a 5-3 win in Golden Saturday, takes over top spot in the division a single point ahead of Nelson.Beaver Valley, winners of four straight, sits two points back of the Rebels in third.Castlegar has a game in hand on both Beaver Valley and Nelson.“We have to put this weekend behind us and start thinking about next week,” Horswill said when asked how the Leafs overcome its third loss in as many games.“We’ve got four games remaining and if we win them all then (Beaver Valley) can’t get ahead of us in the standings. So this is a good wake up call for us.”MURDOCH NOTES: The goal by Carsen Willans was the first in ten games for the Nelson Minor Hockey grad. And it showed by Willans’ Nail Yakupov celebration after he scored. . . . Nelson is on the road for three games — Revelstoke, Sicamous and Castlegar — before returning home February 16 to host the Rebels. . . . Beaver Valley plays Castlegar in a home-and-home series next weekend before concluding the season with two games against Spokane. . . . Travis Wellam and Bryan Lubin each scored twice to lead the Rebels past the Rockets in Golden. Trailing 1-0 in the first, the Rebels scored three straight goals to finish the frame and never looked back.
RAFAEL BEJARANO, HOME JOURNEY, WINNER: “She’s got a lot of natural speed. I didn’t send her; I took hold and tried to get her to go slow and to relax. When we crossed the dirt, I had enough horse to win it.”GARY STEVENS, GO WEST MARIE, SECOND: “I thought they’d go a little quicker with Tyler’s fill (Heavens Stairway) in there and Maldonado’s filly (Unforgettable U) – I thought she might show more speed. It just didn’t develop, and I know I couldn’t change my filly’s style. When I asked her, there was just too much work to be done, and Rafael was able to give his horse a little breather – he didn’t even have to ask his horse until inside the eighth pole, and I knew I was running for second at that point. His filly’s gotten so good. She’ll win a graded race.”TRAINER QUOTES JOCKEY QUOTES MIKE PUYPE, HOME JOURNEY, WINNER: “She ran really fast last time and just got nailed. Today, she slowed it down a little bit, she kicked, and she ran a good race.”Noted he’s been winning more frequently lately: “We had a lot of seconds and thirds, but sooner or later they can turn into wins, and my numbers have found real good balance after this past week. We won one last Sunday and four this week, we got another one tomorrow.”Next race? “We’ll just have to see where to go. We sent her to a different dollar value today, winning a graded stakes, so that’s always big for a filly or mare.” MARK GIARDINO, CO-OWNER & BREEDER, HOME JOURNEY: HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE WINNING YOUR FIRST GRADED STAKES AS AN OWNER/BREEDER?: “It was worth it. We’ve been trying for a long time, over 25 years.”DARYLE ANN GIARDINO, CO-OWNER & BREEDER, HOME JOURNEY: “This is wonderful. My dad (famous actor, Slim Pickens) and mom loved the race horses. When I was a kid, Farrell Jones was our trainer.”EDDIE TRUMAN, GO WEST MARIE, SECOND: “I’m so happy with her. There was no pace in the race. That’s a nice filly. She’s got so much gas, and if something doesn’t go with her, how are you going to come from seven lengths off? My filly just ran her eyeballs out – she just ran so good. But you gotta have some pace. I’m proud of her, though – she ran her race.” NOTES: The winning owners are Mark Giardino of Las Vegas (GGG Stables) or Russell Sarno of West Lake Village, CA.-30-
CARMA and CANTER-CA Sponsor Woodside Preliminary 3-Day Event ChallengeARCADIA, Calif., May 26, 2016 – Thoroughbred racehorses are among the world’s top athletes. With their tremendous bravery, speed, endurance and willing attitude, these horses have plenty to offer equestrians – even when they retire from racing. To help promote Thoroughbreds in their second careers, California Retirement Management Account (CARMA), a non-profit dedicated to providing funding for the rehabilitation, retraining and/or retirement of Thoroughbred horses that have raced in California, and CANTER-CA are sponsoring an elite horse show – the Woodside Preliminary Challenge.The highly anticipated 3-day event competition showcases the talent of the horses and riders by testing their skills in dressage, show jumping and cross country. One of the Thoroughbreds participating in the Woodside Preliminary Challenge is CTR Stony Creek – a graduate of the CARMA Placement Program, which helps facilitate the transition from racetrack to aftercare organizations. Originally placed with CANTER-CA in late 2012, Stony Creek was adopted by Lauren Henry from the organization and become a successful show horse.“Horses like Stony Creek are the reason we enthusiastically support retraining and adoption for off-track Thoroughbreds,” said CARMA Executive Director Lucinda Mandella. “Thoroughbreds are wonderful athletes and his success in eventing demonstrates that. Despite a less than satisfactory career on the racetrack, Stony Creek has become a star in the horse show world, and certainly for his owner Lauren.”Together, CARMA and CANTER-CA will be presenting the $1,500 High Point Off-Track-Thoroughbred Award to the top placing Thoroughbred finisher. There are 21 retired racehorses facing off for the accolade, most of whom raced in California.“CANTER is proud to be partnering with CARMA in presenting this award for the fourth year, honoring the OTTB High Point Winner at Woodside. This award celebrates the breed and highlights and promotes the achievements of retired thoroughbred racehorses in second careers”, said Ali Dacher from CANTER-CA. “CANTER California also would like to thank racehorse owners, the Eggert Family, for supporting second careers for retired racehorses and generously donating a portion of this year’s award.”The Woodside Preliminary Challenge will be held on Friday May 27 through Sunday May 29, 2016 at the Woodside Horse Park in Redwood City, CA. The renowned equestrian center is approximately 272 acres – boasting novice to advanced level cross country courses, eight arenas and exercise track and ideal viewing areas for spectators.For those looking to help retired racehorses launch their second career, please visit www.carma4horses.org to donate.###About California Retirement Management Account:CARMA (California Retirement Management Account) is a charitable 501 (c)(3) organization formed to assist Thoroughbred rehabilitation and retirement organizations that facilitate the care and retraining of horses who raced and retired in California. CARMA ensures the racehorses have retirement options by managing and disbursing funds to qualified retirement facilities caring for such horses.About CANTER:CANTER is a national 501c3 non-profit dedicated to providing retired racehorses with new careers through rehabilitation, retraining and rehoming. www.canterusa.orgMedia Contact:Natalie Rietkerk, CARMAnrietkerk@carma4horses.org(626)574-6654
Southeastern (21-10, 15-3 SLC) earned a share of the Southland regular season championship and the No. 1 seed in the 2018 Southland Conference Basketball Tournament after a 2-0 week, including a 69-57 win over co-champion Nicholls (21-10, 15-3 SLC) in the final game of the season. The title is the Lions’ first since the 2004-05 season and third since they joined the conference in 1997-98. Honorable Mention: Jordan Howard, Central Arkansas; Shawn Johnson, UIW; Leon Gilmore III, Stephen F. Austin. FRISCO, Texas – Southeastern Louisiana’s Marlain Veal is the final Southland Men’s Basketball Player of the Week for the 2017-18 season, the league announced Sunday. Southland Conference Players of the Week are presented by UniversalCoin.com. Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on at least 25 percent of ballots. This is Veal’s second weekly award of the season after earning the accolade in Week 3 on Nov. 27. Men’s Basketball Player of the Week – Marlain Veal, Southeastern La. – Jr. – Guard – New Orleans, La. Veal averaged 13.5 points, 7.0 assists and 5.0 rebounds in an undefeated week to help the Lions clinch a share of the Southland regular season title and the top seed in the conference tournament. The junior guard began the week with 13 points, six assists, four rebounds and a steal in Wednesday’s 68-64 win at New Orleans. He followed that with a 14-point, eight-assist, six-rebound outing in Saturday’s battle for the No. 1 seed against Nicholls. Veal, a native of New Orleans, La., became the Lions’ single-season assist leader with 190 assists.
The powerful Roosters back-rower was the logical choice following the representative retirement of long-serving Origin talisman Paul Gallen.The 24-year-old trails only Brad Fittler and current Origin coach Laurie Daley in terms of the youngest Blues Origin skippers but is a natural leader who has long seemed old beyond his years.Addressing media at The Star following the team announcement on Monday night, Cordner said the honour “means the world” to him.And his first call once he spoke to Daley was to his father Chris.”I was on my way home from the [Bulldogs] game [Sunday] night, driving a few of the boys and Laurie’s name came up on the screen,” Cordner said.”I gave him a call back and he let me know he wanted me to be captain. I can’t really describe how I felt at the time. It’s an unbelievable honour. For me it’s one of the highest honours you can get, captaining your state.”Cordner also confessed to a little relief at finally getting the confirmation after his name became linked more strongly to the role amid a host of other worthy candidates such as Aaron Woods, Wade Graham and Josh Jackson.”Just to find out from Laurie was an unbelievable feeling. A lot of joy, maybe a few tears. It’s something I’m very proud of,” he said.”I called my dad straight away…” Cordner’s voice trailed off in a wave of emotion before he added “I need to get myself together a bit! He’s been my number one supporter all my life. He’s just super proud.”Daley said he had no doubts over Cordner’s leadership credentials.”I spoke to Boyd [Sunday] night and asked him whether he’d want the job,” Daley said.”Not all guys are suited to it. Not all guys want the responsibility but he was quite excited and happy that I chose him.”I think he’s a great fit for us because he’s the next generation of player coming through.”Any doubts over Cordner’s passion and dedication for the sky blue jersey – if they existed – could be erased by watching a replay of Game One last year. Cordner broke a sesamoid bone in his toe scoring a crucial first half-try – his team’s only points of the game. The injury put him out for six weeks, including the remainder of the Origin series, but he still finished the match, which ended in a tight 6-4 loss to the Maroons.Cordner said he will look to take some lessons from other leaders he has played under, including the Blues’ most recent skipper who played through plenty of adversity himself through a rugged Origin career.”Past leaders that I’ve had, especially Gal is someone that I looked up to coming through,” Cordner said.”The way he went about his business, he’s tough, he’s resilient, he led by his actions. he’s been an inspiration for this team for a while now and that’s something I looked up to so hopefully I can take some parts out of that and continue to grow myself and find my way.”This will be a younger NSW team than last year with debutant Nathan Peats taking over from veteran Robbie Farah at hooker and 23-year-old Manly tyro Jake Trbojevic’s bench debut essentially taking Gallen’s place in the 17 via a reshuffle from Game 3 last year.”It’s a great team,” Cordner said.”Everyone that’s been selected has been in some great form this year.”Our debutants, Jake Trbojevic and Nathan Peats, they’ve been knocking on the door for a while now and deserve their chance.” Photo: NRL (NSW captain Boyd Cordner will make his first Origin appearance in Game One since the corresponding fixture last year).
With Nelson Stone out of contention due to injury, it is now a two horse race between sprinter Theo Piniau and veteran 400m hurdler Mowen Boino.The deadline is June 19 and that is when Athletics PNG will nominate to the PNG Olympic Committee the athlete who has the best performance.This will be determined by reference to the IAAF scoring tables, which are an internationally recognised method of comparing performance in different events.Boino currently leads the race with his time of 52.03 seconds in the 400m hurdles which are worth 1031 points on the tables. Piniau’s best performance is 21.39 seconds for the 200m and that is worth 1018 points.With the US College season now over and with no more relay duties, the youngster from East New Britain can fully focus on his dream of making it to his first Olympic Games, whereas Boino is aiming to make up for the disappointment of missing out on his fourth Games in 2012.The pair will meet up on Thursday morning US time in the Sunshine State of Florida for a series of meets in the Miami/Fort Lauderdale area, starting with the first of the Sunshine Invitational Sprint Series meets this Saturday at the University of Miami Cobb Stadium.This will be followed by the Star Athletics Sprint Series at Montverde on June 11, which is expected to be huge, and possibly a race at Jacksonville on June 12.The final meet will be at Cardinal Newman on June 18. With athletes from the USA, Canada and the Caribbean looking for Olympic qualifiers, these meets are expected to be very competitive.Philadelphia based coach Dior Lowry, who has worked with a number of US-based PNG athletes in the past couple of years and accompanied the PNG team to the IAAF World Relay Championships last year, will manage the two athletes in Florida and provide any coaching assistance they require.
Good news for Real Madrid. Hazard has touched the ball for the first time after his injury (incomplete external microfissure in his right leg) to PSG on November 26. The Belgian, who jumped on the grass last Monday to run, has taken another step in his recovery. This advance in his recovery increases the chances that Hazard can play a few minutes in the Madrid derby on February 1 at 4:00 p.m.The one who has also returned to train alone after his injury is Sergio Ramos. The white captain has performed exercises with and without the ball and is doubtful for next Sunday’s game at 9:00 pm against Valladolid. Meanwhile, Asensio has accompanied Hazard in the recovery exercises. In today’s training, after the victory against Unionists in the 16th Cup, Yesterday’s game holders have made a continuous career to regain strength. After the warm-up, the whites carried out tactical, possession and pressure work, definition exercises and ended with a match in a small field.