Rebels book ticket to Murdoch Final with Game six win over Spokane

first_imgThe Spokane Braves gave the Rebels everything they had but, in the end, it’s the Sunflower City franchise going on to the Murdoch Division Final.Jeremy McNeil scored two third-period goals to spark the Rebels to a 4-2 victory over the Braves in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League playoff action Friday night in the Lilac City.Castlegar wins the best-of-seven series 4-2 and now face the defending KIJHL champs from Beaver Valley in the Murdoch Final.The series begins Monday in Fruitvale.Castlegar opened the scoring in the first period on a goal by Tyler Barrett. Danton Oliver and Paxton Malone scored in the second period to give the home side a 2-1 lead.However, before the period ended Aaron Petten scored to even the score after 40 minutes.The game appeared to be head for overtime when McNeil scored the winner with 3:30 remaining in regulation time.McNeill added an insurance goal with time running out.Castlegar finished 10 points behind the Hawks in Murdoch standings.Beaver Valley won two of the last three games the teams played during the regular season.In the Eddie Mountain Division, Fernie Ghostriders host Kimberley Dynamiters in the first game of the best-of-seven series beginning Sunday in Fernie.In the Okanagan Shuswap Conference, the 100 Mile House Wranglers travel to Kamloops for Game one of the divisional semi final Monday while the Osoyoos Coyotes wait for the winner of the Kamloops Chiefs/Summerland Steam series.The series is tied 3-3 with Game seven Saturday night in Summerland.last_img read more

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MISS DOUBLE D’ORO FLIES LATE TO TAKE $75,000 ARBORETUM II STAKES BY A HALF LENGTH UNDER GONZALEZ; DRYSDALE TRAINEE GETS 6 ½ FURLONGS DOWN HILLSIDE TURF COURSE IN 1:13.98

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (March 18, 2016)–With a devastating late kick the final furlong, longshot Miss Double d’Oro flew from last to first to win Friday’s $75,000 Arboretum II Stakes by one half length at Santa Anita. Ridden by Santiago Gonzalez and conditioned by Neil Drysdale, Miss Double d’Oro prevailed in a field of nine older fillies and mares as she covered 6 ½ furlongs down the hillside turf course in 1:13.98.Off at 10-1, she paid $23.00, $6.00 and $3.80.“We realize now that she’s got that one short kick,” said Drysdale. “So you need to sit tight and make a run.”A 4-year-old Kentucky-bred filly by Medaglia d’Oro, Miss Double d’Oro is owned by Calumet Farm. In getting her third win from 10 starts, she picked up $47,700 for the win, increasing her earnings to $155,950.Off as the solid 3-5 favorite, Dreamologist sat a close second down the hill and was carried wide at the dirt crossing by pacesetter, Tesalina. Ridden by Flavien Prat, Dreamologist overhauled Tesalina with about 50 yards to run, but couldn’t hold off the winner late and paid $2.80 and $2.20.Ridden by Kent Desormeaux, Tesalina was very erratic crossing the dirt but kept to her task gamely, finishing a nose in front of My Year Is a Day for third money. Off at 4-1, she paid $3.20 to show.Fractions on the race were 22.07, 45.07 and 1:07.96.First post time for an 11-race card on Saturday is 12:30 p.m. Admission gates open at 10:30 a.m.last_img read more

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Booker scores 32, Suns rally late to beat Nets 122-114

first_imgJake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson The Nets added another spurt to lead in the fourth quarter, but behind 32 points from Booker and a stellar final period by T.J. Warren, the Suns rallied to beat Brooklyn 122-114 on Tuesday night.“We called a timeout and we came together,” Booker said. “Our problem last year, when teams used to go on a run, it used to be a domino effect. We used to get down on each other, start arguing.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogMike James had 24 points, and Warren scored 14 of his 20 points during the fourth for the Suns, who were up 83-65 with 5:58 to go in the third quarter after Booker pulled up with a 19-foot jumper.Then Brooklyn rallied, and Phoenix seemed headed for a disappointing defeat after Ronda Hollis-Jefferson’s basket gave Brooklyn an eight-point lead with 6:35 left in the fourth. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene MOST READ Twitter promotes anonymous attacks on 2022 Qatar World Cup Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ setcenter_img Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “We could do a better job,” Hollis-Jefferson said. “I feel like we should definitely make better decisions. At the end of the day, I put the blame on us.”Warren and James combined on a 7-0 run that closed the lead to 106-101 with 6:15, forcing the Nets to call a timeout.“I thought Warren really hurt us,” Nets coach Kenny Atkinson said. “He had some big offensive rebounds at the end and we couldn’t keep off him. I think Devin Booker attracts a lot of attention.”After a miss by the Nets, Warren tipped in Booker’s failed layup to initiate a 9-0 run capped by Dragan Bender’s 3-pointer that gave the Suns a 116-108 lead with 2:03 left in the game.MEMORIAL MOMENTA moment of silence was held prior to the national anthem at Barclays Center after a man in a rented pickuptruck mowed down pedestrians and cyclists along a busy bike path near the World Trade Center memorial, killing at least eight and seriously injuring 11.LATE ARRIVALThe Suns’ bus to the arena was delayed by the terror incident, which happened two blocks away from their hotel.TIP-INSSuns: Phoenix played for the fourth straight year on Halloween, improving to 8-9 on the holiday. … Tyson Chandler grabbed 13 rebounds.Nets: Brooklyn has lost five straight games played on Halloween, dropping to 6-8, including 5-5 at home. … Reserve forward Quincy Acy (left groin strain) missed his second straight game. … Brooklyn committed a season-low seven points and edged the Suns 22-13 in fastbreak points.UP NEXTSuns: Visit Washington on Wednesday night.Nets: Visit the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday night for the start of a five-game road trip. Brooklyn Nets guard Caris LeVert (22) defends Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker (1) who loses control of the ball while shooting for two points in the second half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017, in New York. The Suns defeated the Nets 122-114. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)NEW YORK — When Brooklyn ran off 17 straight points to erase an 18-point deficit in the third quarter, Phoenix guard Devin Booker thought back to last season, when his teammates often bickered among themselves when they faced huge deficits.This time, the Suns remained steady.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? LATEST STORIES Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Before that, Suns interim coach Jay Triano had gambled on Warren, who started the fourth with five fouls,as Brooklyn’s defense clogged Booker, who only managed two points in the last 12 minutes of the game.“We had to risk putting him back in the game just to get our offense going,” Triano said. “When they lean all over Devin Booker, it opens up space for T.J., and he got us going in the fourth quarter when we needed baskets.”The Suns, who lost a tough one at Portland on Saturday, quickly answered with a 24-8 run for their first win on their five-game road trip.Phoenix outrebounded Brooklyn 66-44, with Alex Len coming off the bench to lead the way with 15.D’Angelo Russell scored 33 points and Hollis-Jefferson had 21 for the Nets, who’ve lost three straight after beating the Cleveland Cavaliers last Wednesday at home.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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OIC Marcial reaffirms PBA’s commitment to Gilas program

first_imgRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Under the current setup forged back in 2016, all 12 PBA teams are required to lend at least two players, a veteran and a member of the cadet pool which they drafted back in the 2016 PBA Rookie Draft, which will comprise coach Chot Reyes’ Gilas roster.So far, only three teams have exceeded that two-per-team cap and have willingly allowed their players to join the national team, namely TNT (Jayson Castro, Troy Rosario, and Roger Pogoy), NLEX (Kevin Alas, Kiefer Ravena, and Fonzo Gotladera), and Rain or Shine (Gabe Norwood, Raymond Almazan, and Mike Tolomia).FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkMarcial assured that the PBA will always be behind Gilas Pilipinas when coming up with the best possible Philippine team to compete in the international stage.“We are and we’ve always been all-out in our support,” he said. “I told them that I’m not here as a visitor because we’ve been partners ever since.” Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award The affable executive said that he will try his best to be in attendance for the weekly sessions.“I will try to be here every Monday as long as I don’t have a meeting to attend to. If you’ll see, we’re all happy here like friends. That’s how the PBA is to Gilas,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacsoncenter_img OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Raptors’ Kyle Lowry makes $1 million donation to Villanova Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netPBA officer-in-charge Willie Marcial hinted at the possibility of having more than two representatives per team in Gilas Pilipinas  as the league continues its support for the national tea program.“The PBA is 100-percent in support of Gilas. You’ll never know, they may propose to remove the limits on the players  who can play for the national team. That’s possible,”  said Marcial on Monday as he attended Gilas’ weekly practice.ADVERTISEMENT Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals View comments MOST READlast_img read more

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Durant scores 41 at MSG, Warriors beat Knicks

first_imgGov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Durant scored 25 of his 41 points in Golden State’s ruthless fourth-quarter clinic, and the Warriors beat the Knicks 128-100 on Friday night.Durant was the center of attention leading into the game and then the star of it in front of fans who hope he will consider the Knicks if he becomes a free agent this summer.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissHe’s not interested in the off-the-court stuff right now, but he loved what happened on the floor in his 10-for-13 final quarter.“It feels like when you catch every green light when you’re going somewhere,” Durant said. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Red Lions, Pirates meet again Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. New York led by three after three quarters before Durant and the Warriors starting hitting from all over the floor, making 19 of 26 shots — and things went so well that on a rare long-range miss by Durant, the ball bounced all the way out behind the arc to a wide-open Stephen Curry, who made the 3-pointer.Asked what changed in the fourth quarter, when Golden State outscored New York 47-16, Knicks coach David Fizdale said: “Kevin Durant.”Curry added 29 points and six 3-pointers, giving him at least five in every game this season. But on the floor where he scored a career-best 54 points in 2013, his performance seemed almost quiet because of Durant.He finished 17 of 24 from the floor, including 5 of 9 from behind the arc — where one of the misses was a one-legged attempt.Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 24 points for the Knicks, who have dropped five in a row after a season-opening victory over Atlanta.ADVERTISEMENT Fizdale changed up his starting lineup, going with Hardaway, Frank Ntilikina, Noah Vonleh, Damyean Dotson and rookie Mitchell Robinson, and the group provided a 16-10 lead.But it was quickly wiped out mostly by Curry, who made his first five shots, with three of them behind the arc.Durant drew plenty of notice upon his arrival and a loud ovation when he was announced with the starting lineups. He can become a free agent after this season and Knicks fans hope he can speed up their rebuilding. A billboard urging him to come to New York popped up on a building near Madison Square Garden this week.Curry said it’s not a distraction, saying the Warriors have faced greater concerns during their run of three championships in the last four years.“The way he’s handled it, obviously letting his play speak for itself and not getting too wrapped up or involved in it, understanding we’ve got seven more months of this,” Curry said. “So we know how to keep distractions out of our locker room and just play basketball and enjoy what we do.”TIP-INSWarriors: Golden State visits the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday. It’s the first time the Warriors have played the two New York teams on the same trip. … Draymond Green scored 18 points.Knicks: New York has lost the last nine meetings. … Ntilikina scored 17 points and Trey Burke, the former starting point guard, had 15.BYE, BOOGIEDeMarcus Cousins isn’t even playing for Golden State yet and he’s been ejected from a game. Kevin Durant and the Warriors had plenty of chances to celebrate during a 47-point fourth quarter.NEW YORK — If this is what Kevin Durant can do at Madison Square Garden, no wonder Knicks fans are so desperate for him to come to New York.This kind of show was worth seeing more than once a season.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES MOST READ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? The volatile center was sitting in street clothes for arguing with referee Scott Foster in the first quarter.As play resumed following a timeout with 2:28 remaining in the first quarter, it was announced that Cousins had been assessed a technical foul during the break, and then subsequently ejected.Cousins is still recovering from a ruptured Achilles tendon. He took part in his first practice with the Warriors on Thursday, but there is still no timetable for his return to action.FEAR FACTORWarriors coach Steve Kerr, who has been outspoken about President Donald Trump and gun violence, was asked if was concerned for his own safety in the wake of the mail bombs sent to prominent Democrats.“A little bit, yeah,” Kerr said. “I think we should all be concerned. No matter who you are you need to be concerned, not just of the bombs, but just somebody shooting you,” adding it was a “dangerous time to be alive right now” in the U.S.Kerr’s father, Malcolm Kerr, a professor who served as president of the American University of Beirut, was shot and killed outside his office in the war-torn Lebanese capital in 1984.UP NEXTWarriors: Visit Brooklyn on Sunday.Knicks: Host Brooklyn on Monday. Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college View commentslast_img read more

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No sign on Kwakwani floodwaters receding

first_imgMost of Kwakwani, in Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Upper Berbice), continues to be under floodwater, started over the weekend because of heavy rainfall. In some areas, water is as high as six feet, with very little signs of it receding soon, according to residents.Another section of the community under waterLamp Island and the Waterfront are the most severely affected areas, but acting Director of the Guyana Civil Defence Commission (CDC), Major Kester Craig, has said there is no need for emergency shelters to be set up at this time.Craig told this publication that a team from the Public Health Ministry, along with members from the CDC and the Regional Democratic Council, visited the community on Friday to assess the water level.“CDC had some volunteers who are specialised in meteorology (and) agriculture, and we were able to visit Kwakwani, particularly Lamp Island and the Waterfront area, where we observed the water level was 6 feet above the ground. But where it’s flooded, over the years, I think the residents would have taken up adaptation measures; so even though the water level is high, many of the houses aren’t flooded. So most of the homes are constructed to take up the effect of that level of water,” Craig said during a telephone interview.He explained that over 300 persons are directly or indirectly affected, and outlined that although the residents have adopted adaptive measures, there are some whose homes are completely flooded, and they would have had to move to higher ground.“At the time of the visit too, what we found (was that) people were cooking and had adequate food supplies, and they have taken measures to reduce mosquito-borne diseases. They were using bleach in the water, and we asked the Region and the Kwakwani Sub-District to continue to monitor and gather data on the situation.“Once things escalate, we would give them additional support as required; but as for now, we are sending water purification tablets for the families, and also some bleach so people could continue to purify the water, because we do not want any outbreak within the community,” Craig said.The CDC Head said the CDC would continue to work closely with the Regional Administration to ensure there is no preventable damage to the residents. Explaining that the affected areas are mostly low-lying communities, he said residents had been given house lots to relocate, but they failed to so do because of a number of factors.RDC unaware of floodingAccording to an official from the community, over 100 households are affected by the floods. However, Regional Chairman Renis Morian on Friday indicated that the RDC was unaware of the situation as it unfolded, despite having a regional officials stationed in the community.“We have an officer up there serving as Assistant Regional Executive Officer, who would have known about this flooding about two or three days, and we weren’t informed. As soon as we got word that there is flooding in there, we notified the CDC; and I know for sure that a team has gone there,” Morian stated.Residents have complained of household appliances and belongings being damaged due to the flood situation, which they believe was caused by the inclement weather pattern and overtopping of the Berbice River. The community has reportedly been experiencing significant high tide since last weekend.Regional Chairman Renis Morian has said there is need to understand against what backdrop the flooding is taking place, as he pointed out that due to increased rainfall, there is presently high tide in the river. He said those affected are mainly from low-lying areas. He warned that, should persons continue to live in such areas, they would experience flooding.“Most of the persons who are (experiencing) flooding live on an island called Lamp Island. The Government did ask them to relocate and, you know, offer them land and so on, but they refused. So, once persons stay in these low- lying areas and the river rises, you will get flooding”, he explained.He noted how unfortunate it is that while higher lands are available, affected persons are refusing to occupy them. Nevertheless, he said the team is working, and the RDC would also move to take necessary action.“What we’re doing is trying to mitigate the impact of the flooding, hence the team is up, and I think they would have walked with support. But coming back from that report, the RDC will move again to do what we have to do,” Morian has promised.For now, the residents are taking all the necessary precautions to ensure that damages are as minimal as possible. Residents are utilising boats as the mode of transportation, since most of the roads are inundated.last_img read more

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Laundry detergents shrink to aid environment

first_imgCINCINNATI – Procter & Gamble Co. will try to convince consumers that less is better when it comes to laundry detergent. The company Tuesday detailed its plans for the rollout of “Tide 2X Ultra” and other increased-concentration liquid detergent brands. They are supposed to wash the same amount of clothes with half the detergent, from containers about half the standard size – but at the same price as current versions. The Cincinnati-based consumer products company will begin selling the detergents in southern U.S. states and Puerto Rico this September and will fully convert to the smaller versions by next April. “The price per load is about the same; you’re going to get the same amount of loads; it’s easier to pour, store and carry; and it’s much more beneficial to the environment,” P&G spokesman Kash Shaikh said. The smaller containers are part of an industry trend to more efficient and environmentally friendly packaging. Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world’s largest retailer and a crucial P&G customer, has been promoting concentrated detergents and other reduced packaging as part of its broad effort to cut energy use, waste and greenhouse gases. The smaller sizes also open more shelf space while reducing costs for transportation and storage. P&G has in recent years introduced detergents designed for use in cold water and other energy-saving products that require, for example, less water and less electricity. Shaikh said the more-concentrated liquids already are used in some other global markets, such as in eastern Europe. Shaikh said that while U.S. consumers are showing increasing interest in “greener” products, product performance remains top priority. The new forms, called “2X Ultra,” will be more potent, so Tide will offer better stain-removal, he said. “It’s basically an amped-up version of the original formula,” he said. Besides the 6-decade-old Tide, liquid detergents for U.S. industry leader P&G include Gain, Cheer, Era and Dreft. P&G, which test-marketed the concentrated brands during six months in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, told analysts in its May1 earnings report that the changeover will require implementation costs such as for manufacturing changeovers and marketing support. Other detergent leaders also are switching to the concentrated, smaller size. Unilever said it will replace its remaining standard-size brands with its own double-strength concentrates this fall. The company introduced what it calls a 3X concentrate with All Small & Mighty in October 2005, followed by another triple-strength, Wisk Multi-Action. Helayna Minsk, Unilever’s marketing director for U.S. laundry, said the smaller sizes have been popular with consumers who like their convenience and cleaning strength. And because doing laundry is such a major part of U.S. household life, environmental benefits are significant, she said. “We’re delighted that everybody has decided to follow our lead,” she said Tuesday, adding that the industry switchover to double-strength sizes could lead to more shrinking as consumers become used to smaller containers. “People adopt innovation at different rates,” Minsk said. “Once people learn that smaller is better, it’s a small leap to go to smallest is best.” P&G’S 2X WAVE: Procter & Gamble Co. will begin rolling out “Tide 2X Ultra” and other increased-concentration liquid detergent brands this fall that are supposed to wash the same amount of clothes with half the detergent, from containers about half the standard size, at the same price as current kinds. SIZE MATTERS: The smaller containers are part of an industry trend to more efficient and environmentally friendly packaging. SMALL BUT MIGHTY: P&G and Unilever, which in 2005 began selling triple-strength All Small & Mighty, say consumers like environmental benefits but also must be convinced that the new forms are more effective at doing the wash.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Sterling makes it 18 in a row for City at Newcastle

first_imgSterling’s 31st minute goal ensured City took advantage of second placed Manchester United’s costly draw with Burnley on Tuesday.The only club in Europe’s five biggest leagues to have had a longer winning run is Bayern Munich, who earned 19 consecutive victories under Guardiola in 2013-14.City can equal Bayern’s mark in their next match at Crystal Palace on December 31.Unbeaten City have also won a record-equalling 11 successive away matches in the English top-flight, a total matched only by Chelsea in 2008.Only Everton have prevented City from collecting maximum points this season, and ultra-defensive Newcastle, who for long spells had 11 men behind the ball, rarely looked like adding their name to that select group once Sterling poked home.That the winger’s fourth strike in three games was the visitors’ only goal was a major surprise as they underlined the gulf in class between the top flight elite and the rest of the division.They wouldn’t have been flattered by a five-goal interval advantage as they posted a 20th consecutive unbeaten league game against their hosts.Sergio Aguero could easily have had a hat-trick, as the Argentina striker struck the post with a close-range volley from a Fernandinho pass.Aguero also saw his goal-bound header from a Kevin De Bruyne free-kick brilliantly saved by Rob Elliot, although the busy Newcastle goalkeeper could do little to prevent City from almost inevitably claiming the deadlock-breaking goal.Sterling swapped passes with De Bruyne, whose lofted pass perfectly met the England international’s run into the area to beat Elliot with a low shot which found the net off the foot of a post from a narrow angle.Newcastle briefly threatened an equaliser when, after a slip by England full-back Kyle Walker, Nicolas Otamendi had to head Rolando Aarons’ chip off the line under pressure from Joselu.– One way traffic –It was a rare threat from the hosts, whose negative approach contributed to a fifth successive home defeat, the club’s worst run at St James’ Park for 64 years to leave them a point above the relegation zone.The loss of injury-prone skipper Vincent Kompany early in the first-half to a recurrence of a long-term calf problem proved to be the only downside for Guardiola.The Spaniard was able to breathe a sigh of relief when City’s Ilkay Gundogan escaped a serious injury when Newcastle winger Jacob Murphy somehow went unpunished for a reckless challenge on the midfielder.The interval did little to stem City’s momentum.It was again largely one-way traffic in the second-half as Aguero was again left frustrated when denied his side’s second goal by an assistant referee’s flag for offside after the forward dispatched the rebound when De Bruyne’s long-range effort came back off a post.Newcastle skipper Jamaal Lascelles came perilously close to heading Aguero’s pass into his own net.But while the deficit remained at a single goal, theoretically at least the hosts retained hopes.These were raised when Dwight Gayle went down in the area late on under challenge from Danilo, only for the substitute to rightly earn a caution for diving from referee Andre Marriner.Gayle’s diving header as stoppage time approached flashed just wide, but anything other than a City victory would have been hugely unjust.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Manchester City’s midfielder Raheem Sterling celebrates scoring his team’s second goal during the English Premier League football match against Southampton November 29, 2017LONDON, United Kingdom, Dec 27 – Manchester City surged 15 points clear at the top of the Premier League as Raheem Sterling fired the runaway leaders to a 1-0 win at Newcastle on Wednesday.Pep Guardiola’s side look certain to lift the title after extending their Premier League record winning streak to 18 matches.last_img read more

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‘I was wrong to join Chelsea,’ says midfielder stay who has thrived since leaving the Blues

first_img Wolfsburg playmaker Kevin De Bruyne 1 Kevin De Bruyne has admitted he was wrong to join Chelsea.The Belgium international moved to Stamford Bridge in January 2012, arriving from Genk for £7million.However the attacking midfielder failed to nail down a first-team spot at Chelsea and was sold two years later for £18m to Wolfsburg.De Bruyne has thrived on the pitch since joining the Bundesliga outfit, with 11 goals and 15 assists in 29 games for the second-place Die Wolfe this season.And the 23-year-old has now confessed that it was perhaps a bad idea to join Chelsea when he did.“The decision to move to Chelsea was not the best,” De Bruyne told Sport Bild.“The club are a different world and Mourinho never told me why I was not playing.“Maybe it would have all gone differently if Chelsea had paid €45m for me instead of €8m.“I might have received more consideration if my transfer fee was higher.”last_img read more

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Local company restores organ for NYC church

first_imgWHITTIER – They had to find just the right wood, hand-carve the inlay designs and rebuild most of its electrical parts from scratch. After four years of tedious work, the renovated organ’s white oak exterior is complete, as is its mahogany interior, its five keyboards and its 32-note white oak pedal board. The 6-foot-tall by 7-foot-wide organ, or, technically, organ console, which is where the organist sits and plays at the keyboards, has been a labor of love for David Harris, whose company in Uptown Whittier, Harris Organs Inc., has been building pipe organs for 30 years. “This is the largest pipe organ in \ church in New York City, with 12,422 pipes spread around the interior of the church,” said Douglass Hunt, curator of organs at St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church in New York City, where the finished console will be shipped next month. Originally built in 1918, the organ console was renovated in the 1950s, but had not undergone any major work since, Hunt said. “With the console getting so much use, we knew it wasn’t going to last much longer,” he said. When it came time to find a capable company to refurbish the instrument, Hunt chose Harris for the task. The company has built organs for churches throughout the country, including for the famous Plymouth Church of the Pilgrims in Brooklyn, which played a key role in smuggling slaves to Canada via the Underground Railroad in the 1800s. The company’s most recent renovation will eventually be played inside a church whose congregation once included the Vanderbilts and many other of New York’s wealthiest families. Typically, it takes Harris about 18 months to build a brand-new organ console, but for this project, the company had to replicate the original design but update the instrument with modern components to bring it into the 21st Century. “It has been very demanding,” Harris said. One of the biggest challenges was finding just the right wood to match the wood of St. Bartholomew’s pews, railings, altars and choir stalls, said employee Steven Garland, who did much of the planning and design work. The company initially contacted a small lumber company in Pennsylvania that supplies white oak for furniture builders. Eventually, however, Harris employees found the wood at General Hardwoods in Pico Rivera. The console’s hand-carved inlay design, which had to match the patterns of St. Bartholomew’s choir stalls, also took considerable time and effort. Also tedious was completing the special electronic circuits that control the organ’s pipes, but finding all the needed controls, keys and pedals was easier, since his company manufacturers those items, Harris said. “We maybe had to buy screws and nuts,” said Garland. “It’s really gratifying to have it at this point,” he added. “It has been a lot of work for a lot of people here.” Next, Hunt plans to fly out to oversee the packaging of the console. Console and pipes could begin delivering waves of organ music inside St. Bartholomew’s by June, Hunt said. Harris plans to be there when it does. “I can hardly wait to see it in place in New York City,” he said. debbie.pfeiffer@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3028 AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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