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New partnership to help families leave Direct Provision

first_imgNo vaccines in Limerick yet Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended Advertisement Email FAMILIES leaving Direct Provision can avail of a new integration service thanks to a partnership between the ISPCC and Cratloe businessman Pat Hayes who is chief executive of the Daffodil Foundation.The service will work with up to eight families a year, helping them move on from direct provision and integrate more fully into the community.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Mr Hayes said that they wanted to impact in some way on the lives of young people in Direct Provision and were delighted to launch the Integration Service in partnership with the ISPCC.“I’m a long standing admirer of the ISPCC and the services they provide. I’ve no doubt that people will benefit from this great service and from our work. We should demand nothing less than a system that’s fit for purpose.”ISPCC chief executive Grainia Long explained that the charity has been working with people living in direct provision for more than ten years.“In that time, we have worked with hundreds of families, hundreds of children, supporting them firstly in the challenges of living in this environment, and more recently with the challenges of moving on and building a new life in this, their new country.“We believe that children have a right to be heard. We don’t think that children, who are experiencing life in direct provision – in some cases over 50 per cent of their lives as children – are being heard.“We are indebted to Daffodil Care and in particular, Pat Hayes, for his generous support which has enabled us to launch this service.”Integration Support worker for the ISPCC, Kelly Petit, said that the project is at pilot stage but is expected to be rolled out nationally.“This service is child-centred and based on a model of family support. Along with supporting people to face the challenges of moving on from direct provision, the service will help build psychological resilience and increase the capacity of families to cope with their changing circumstances.Outlining the other services provided by the Daffodil Foundation, Mr Hayes said these included free mental health seminars operated through schools as well as with youth and community groups in Limerick.“We are also looking at expanding our support of young people who are leaving care by way of financial grants,” he added. Linkedin WhatsApp Printcenter_img TAGSDaffodil FoundationfeaturedISPCCPat Hayes Shannondoc operating but only by appointment Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Previous article€300000 hit for local retailer over six compensation claimsNext articleMartin is half the man he used to be Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie First Irish death from Coronavirus NewsNew partnership to help families leave Direct ProvisionBy Staff Reporter – October 13, 2016 912 Facebook Proceedures and appointments cancelled again at UHLlast_img read more

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No need to mention police chief’s salary

first_imgRe April 24 article, “Community raises money for police chief and family” by reporter Andrew Beam: The article described local community efforts to raise money for Scotia Police Chief Peter Frisoni and his family (wife and five children) after a devastating fire destroyed their home on April 6. It was nice to see this article, which publicized how much money had already been raised and ways for individuals in the community to donate funds to help the Frisoni family replace their home and their personal belongings. However, I was appalled to see that Mr. Beam felt the need to mention in the article how much money the police chief currently earns in salary at the village of Scotia and how much money he currently earns through a retirement pension from the Schenectady Police Department. Was Beam trying to suggest that the Frisoni family didn’t need the money?  I’m an active member of one of the volunteer fire departments that responded to the fire and although I was out of town and couldn’t respond that day, I’ve seen the effects of many house fires in my 27 years with the fire department. It’s a family’s worst nightmare. No amount of money can replace many of the personal belongings and memories associated with one’s home, especially with five children involved. The Gazette should be ashamed of itself and offer the Frisoni family a public apology. Please consider donating funds for the Frisoni family through “The Chief’s Account” at the First National Bank of Scotia.K. Wayne BunnGlenville More from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homes Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinionlast_img read more

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Wendel Barn Named Top 10 Bicentennial Barn

first_imgFRANKLIN COUNTY, Ind. — This year, Indiana celebrates its 200th anniversary as the 19th state in the nation. To celebrate, multiple projects throughout the state are in the works – including the Bicentennial Barns project endorsed by the Bicentennial Commission. Ten barns were selected as winners from more than 200 barns. And one barn in the area made the list. In Franklin County, the Wendel barn, owned by David Wendel placed 3rd on the top ten list.last_img

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Juventus loses 2-1 at Udinese, fails to secure Serie A title

first_imgIt seemed to be going to plan for Juventus when it took the lead three minutes before halftime. A defensive header out came straight to De Ligt and he took one touch before firing powerfully into the bottom left corner.However, Nestorovski leveled seven minutes after the restart when he headed in Ken Sema’s cross.Both sides struggled to create clear scoring opportunities but, just as it seemed headed for a draw, Fofana burst downfield from near the halfway line and slotted past Wojciech Szczęsny.TOP SCORERCiro Immobile boosted his hopes of finishing the season as the league’s top scorer with the winning goal in Lazio’s 2-1 victory against Cagliari. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditWhatsappMILAN (AP) — Juventus missed a chance to clinch a record-extending ninth straight Italian league title as it lost 2-1 at relegation-threatened Udinese on Thursday.Ilija Nestorovski canceled out Matthijs de Ligt’s opener and Seko Fofana grabbed the winner in second-half stoppage time to keep Juve’s celebrations on ice.“We lost order, even after the draw, because we wanted to win at all costs,” Juventus coach Maurizio Sarri said. “In this way we took the game to a dangerous level, and after the 90th minute, we lost it.” Juventus loses 2-1 at Udinese, fails to secure Serie A title Immobile finished off a brilliant pass from Luis Alberto on the hour mark for his 31st goal of the season, one more than Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo.His goal came five minutes after Cagliari goalkeeper Alessio Cragno had pushed Immobile’s effort out off the post.Sergej Milinković-Savić had netted the equalizer for Lazio with a powerful volley shortly after the break. Giovanni Simeone’s effort was deflected in on the stroke of halftime to give Cagliari the lead.The victory secured Lazio a spot in next season’s Champions League with the capital side now guaranteed at least fourth place in Serie A.___ Juventus remained six points clear of second-place Atalanta and can secure the title with a win over Sampdoria on Sunday.It could even be crowned earlier, if Atalanta loses at AC Milan on Friday and Inter fails to win at Genoa on Saturday.“In this period we are physically and mentally tired, and it is a problem common to all,” Sarri said. “For this reason, being aggressive is something more tiring and, therefore, now what matters most is order … It is difficult to keep it throughout the match and sometimes, like today, we lose it.”The points could prove crucial for Udinese as it went seven points clear of the relegation zone, with three rounds remaining.Juventus knew a victory at Udinese would secure the title as the Bianconeri hold the tiebreaker over Atalanta courtesy of a better head-to-head record.center_img July 23, 2020 Associated Press More AP soccer https://apnews.com/Soccer and https://twitter.com/AP_Sportslast_img read more

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Friday July 31st Local Sports

first_imgDES MOINES — Nash Holmgaard’s RBI single in the top of the ninth inning broke a scoreless tie as sixth-ranked Newman edged second-ranked Remsen St. Mary’s 2-0 in a 1A semifinal Thursday afternoon that you heard on AM-1300 KGLO and kgloam.com.KGLO News · 7 – 31 – Newsm – 1Newman managed only three hits over Remsen St Mary’s starter Blaine Harpenau, who ran out of pitches with one out in the eighth inning. Knights coach Alex Bohl.KGLO News · 7 – 31 – Newsm – 2Newman starter Sam Kratz did his part. He only allowed four hits in seven and a third innings of work.KGLO News · 7 – 31 – Newsm – 3The loss was the first of the season for St. Mary’s which closes the season with a record of 20-1. Newman improves to 19-5 and will face Don Bosco in the 1A championship game on Saturday morning at 10:30. You can hear the game on AM-1300 KGLO and kgloam.com starting at around 10:10. Don Bosco won Thursday’s other 1A semifinal, beating Kingsley-Pierson 9-1. FORT DODGE — Two champions have been crowned at the state softball tournament in Fort Dodge while three other title games are slated for later today:== Class 5A ThursdayChampionship — Cedar Rapids Kennedy 5, Fort Dodge 13rd Place — Ankeny Centennial 10, Muscatine 0== Class 4A ThursdayChampionship — Winterset 4, Carlisle 3 (11 innings)3rd Place — Dallas Center-Grimes 8, North Scott 4== Class 3A todayChampionship at 2:30 — Albia vs. Williamsburg3rd Place at 1:00 — Mount Vernon vs. Davenport Assumption== Class 2A todayChampionship at 5:00 — North Linn vs. Ogden3rd Place at 3:30 — Northeast (Goose Lake) vs. Louisa-Muscatine== Class 1A todayChampionship at 7:30 — Collins-Maxwell vs. Clarksville3rd Place at 6:00 — Lynnville-Sully vs. Lisbon THIS WEEKEND:== FRIDAY– AM-1300 KGLO — Minnesota Twins vs. Cleveland — 7:10 first pitch, 6:30 pre-game MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Cleveland’s Shane Bieber has tied the major league record for strikeouts in a pitcher’s first two starts of the season. Bieber punched out 13 Minnesota Twins over eight innings and the Indians won 2-0. Bieber fanned 14 over six scoreless innings on Friday against Kansas City. His 27 strikeouts in the two games matched the record set by Karl Spooner of the Brooklyn Dodgers in September 1954. Facing a Twins team that came in with the second-best run differential in baseball, Bieber allowed three singles in his eight innings. Francisco Lindor supplied all the offense Cleveland needed with a two-run homer in the third inning off Jose Berríos. === 2A semifinals ThursdayDes Moines Christian 4, North Linn 2Van Meter 3, West Lyon 1=== 3A semifinals today10:30 — Dallas Center-Grimes vs. Gilbert1:30 — Marion vs. Norwalk=== 4A semifinals today4:30 — Ankeny vs. Dubuque Hempstead7:30 — Johnston vs. Urbandale EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have placed linebacker Anthony Barr on the reserve list for COVID-19. Barr is the eighth player they’ve designated since training camp began. The reserve list was created by the NFL for a player who either tests positive for COVID-19 or who has been quarantined after having been in close contact with an infected person or persons. Clubs are not permitted to disclose whether player is in quarantine or is positive for COVID-19. IOWA CITY — A report from a Kansas City law firm says the foundation of discipline in the Iowa football program allowed some coaches the bully and demean athletes and many black players felt targeted. Forty-five current and 29 former players were interviewed following allegations of racial bias in the program. Athletic director Gary Barta says the “Iowa way” became viewed by many players as the “white way”.KGLO News · 7 – 31 – Uireport – 1Iowa parted ways with long-time strength coach Chris Doyle last month. Barta remains confident in the ability of Kirk Ferentz to lead the program forward and there will be no other personnel changes.KGLO News · 7 – 31 – Uireport – 2The report says the program adhered to a philosophy that mandated conformity and discouraged individualism. Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz.KGLO News · 7 – 31 – Uireport – 3Ferentz says he has learned over the past month that the Iowa program was not as healthy as he thought it was.KGLO News · 7 – 31 – Uireport – 4Ferentz says while they are implementing changes to make the program more inclusive it will still be based on discipline and toughness.KGLO News · 7 – 31 – Uireport – 5You can see video of Thursday’s news conference below == SATURDAY– AM-1300 KGLO, kgloam.com — 1A baseball state championship game — Newman vs. Don Bosco — pre-game 10:10, first pitch 10:30– AM-1300 KGLO — Minnesota Twins vs. Cleveland — 6:10 first pitch, 5:30 pre-game == SUNDAYAM-1300 KGLO — Minnesota Twins vs. Cleveland — 1:10 first pitch, 12:30 pre-gamelast_img read more

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Messi still driven to win with Argentina, insists Aguero

first_imgFILE PHOTO: Lionel Messi and Sergio AgueroBuenos Aires, Argentina | AFP | Lionel Messi still “loves” the Argentine national team despite more than a decade of disappointments, international team-mate Sergio Aguero said on Thursday as the pair prepare for the Copa America in neighboring Brazil.Despite trophy cupboards laden with club accolades, both Messi and Aguero have suffered much heartache with the Argentine national team.Messi, Argentina’s all-time leading scorer, and Aguero were part of the Argentine squads that lost three major finals in successive years at the 2014 World Cup, 2015 Copa America and 2016 Centenario Copa America.Messi was also a beaten finalist in the 2007 continental tournament.The five time Ballon d’Or winner’s national team frustrations are well known and at 31 he is fast running out of opportunities to win a major international honor with his country.He has already retired from international duty once before — albeit briefly — and took eight months off following Argentina’s World Cup last 16 exit just under a year ago.“We all know the desire that Leo has when he comes here,” said Aguero from Argentina’s training base just outside Buenos Aires.“The happiness he transmits is fundamental for us because we know very well how much he loves the national team.”– Disappointment –Despite winning Spain’s La Liga for the 10th time with Barcelona this season, it was a disappointing one for Messi even at club level.He made no secret of his desire to win the Champions League this season, even admitting before the campaign began how much he wanted to bring that “beautiful cup back to Camp Nou.” He’s won it four times with Barca but not since 2015, and in the last three seasons the Catalan giants have been eliminated after crushing away defeats — the last two of those despite taking a three-goal advantage into their second leg matches from the first leg at the Camp Nou.At the weekend, Barca also lost 2-1 to Valencia in the Copa del Rey final.“No-one likes to lose. Obviously he’s been disappointed in the last competitions after the Champions League and Copa del Rey” defeats, said Aguero.“But he’s great, he’s experienced, he knows football is like this, that there is joy and in some moments there is sadness… He knows that better than anyone.”The Argentine national team has been training at home this week ahead of a pre-Copa friendly against Nicaragua on June 7.They will then leave for Brazil where Messi and his partners will begin their Group B campaign against Colombia in Salvador on June 15.They will also play Paraguay and Asian champions and the next World Cup hosts Qatar, first time guests to South America’s major showpiece.While Messi and Aguero have more than 200 caps and over 100 international goals between them, much of coach Lionel Scaloni’s squad is made up of inexperienced youngsters.“Most of us are new, there’s a new coaching staff. (But) Argentina is Argentina, us players will fight until the end for Argentina to be the best,” said Aguero.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

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The Opinionated Spectator…NFL and Ravens driving away from Rice wreckage

first_imgAlexis Sara CobbWhen my father was teaching me how to drive, he would say indecisiveness will get you killed.These people are following your lead through the signals you give them. If you are indecisive with your signals, there can and will be a fatal collision. I thought he was being extreme at the time. Trying to scare me into using my turn signals but he was correct. Indecisiveness when you are driving is dangerous. I just never thought his lesson would be applicable for the NFL as well.The National Football League should be celebrating opening weekend of the regular season. We should be discussing how our fantasy leagues are doing after the first week and adjusting for injuries. We should be talking about the GAMES! Instead, we are discussing Ray Rice and the infamous elevator incident once again.TMZ sports released another video surveillance of Ray Rice and his then fiancé, Janay Palmer. When the second video of the incident surfaced, the video showed him hitting then his fiancé, people were outraged all over again. It’s repulsive and upsetting. But even though it is video footage, we already knew this incident had taken place.Ray Rice hit the female. What did you think happened in the elevator? Now that we have seen it with our own eyes, is this somehow different than before? We had seen Rice dragging the female out of the elevator in the original video. Roger Goodell had taken the initiative to suspend Ray for two games. It was a deplorable, weak decision but that was the decision Roger Goodell made.Had Goodell used proper judgment in giving Rice a harsher punishment in the first place, then seeing the video wouldn’t have bothered me. I, along with so many others, would have looked at the video and said, “That’s why you will be sitting at home for the entire first half of the season. To think about your poor decision making! You need to take lessons from Jay Z on the appropriate behavior of how to act when a female hits and lunges at you. At no point, is it okay to hit her back. No and no.” But, instead I had to acknowledge that he would be eligible to play within the next 8 days.After viewing the video, the Baltimore Ravens have fired Ray Rice and the NFL, i.e. Roger Goodell, has suspended him indefinitely. Rice had already pled down from aggravated assault. How does seeing the video make his actions different? More punishable? How? He committed the act and deserved significant punishment originally. Now the Ravens are circling back and FIRING him.So, let me get this straight. The woman he was with suffered the physical abuse, suffered the media backlash of her marrying the man that she loves, and now she has to suffer with her husband being unemployed. How is that justice? The point is to punish the man for his actions not to eliminate his opportunity to provide for his family.I understand why the Ravens would want to fire Rice. I don’t agree with it but I understand it.  It’s a business decision.  Having a prominent player on film hitting a female doesn’t make their organization look good. However, when they had gotten that soft penalty from Goodell, the organization could have suspended Rice with additional games on their own regardless of Goodell’s punishment. The Baltimore Ravens didn’t give him any additional punishment. They greedily nodded and thought about how he would help them win games. Now they are distancing themselves faster than Usain Bolt can get to a finish line. It’s hypocritical.Although his firing is bothersome, that is not what I find most at fault. Goodell just suspended Rice indefinitely from the NFL. Wait a second, how does that punishment fall in line with his new flawed personal conduct policy?  It doesn’t. Even if Roger Goodell wanted to be clever and say, in the light of the new video evidence, I am suspending Rice 6 games from the NFL. That I could have lived with. I could argue that Goodell is being consistent with his new personal conduct policy.But suspending him indefinitely? That’s unfair. Once again, the league is listening to the public outcry and acting accordingly. Give Ray Rice a timeline. Let him serve the suspension. Don’t punish Rice because you didn’t punish Rice and well now, he should be punished.Roger Goodell, when you are the person driving, if you are indecisive with your signals, there can and will be a fatal collision. In this case, Ray Rice’s career and ability to provide for his family is lying in the wreckage.(Two Sources for this story was TMZ.com and AP)Alexis Sara Cobb may be reached at:  [email protected]xec.com or (724) 561-8082  Follow her on Twitter: @alexissaralast_img read more

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Downtown Apartment Complex Approved

first_imgThe borough council and zoning board had also approved the same designation for the White Street municipal parking lot, which caused far less controversy. The plan there is to develop the parking lot site for a future garage or mixed-use facility with a parking component to address the long-debated downtown parking shortfall. Architectural rendering of the Element, an upscale, multistory apartment complex for downtown Red Bank that became controversial with the rezoning of the property, permitting the project to move forward. Photo courtesy of Tantum.By John BurtonRED BANK – The borough Zoning Board of Adjustment may have said “no” but the Planning Board said “yes” – after a little nudging from the Borough Council – for the upscale multi-story apartment complex intended for the downtown.The borough Planning Board voted unanimously Monday evening to endorse the Element, a 4-story, 35-residential unit development proposed for 55 West Front St., currently an approximately three-quarter acre, long-vacant property across the street from Riverside Gardens Park. The site had been home to a Meridian Health Care extended stay rehabilitation facility, demolished in 2008.The project faced opposition on a number of fronts over the approximately one-and-a-half years it has been making its way through the various processes that have now led to approval and future construction. But what helped secure the project’s future was the borough council’s vote late last year reclassifying the property as a non-condemnation (not requiring using eminent domain) redevelopment zone, as defined by a 2013 state statute. That statute is intended as a tool for mostly urban municipalities to bring about redevelopment for blighted and abandoned properties, that often become a public safety issue and a tax-and service-burden for those communities. Mayor Pasquale Menna, who has supported the zoning change to this property, had said previously this law has been used effectively in Long Branch, Asbury Park, Newark and Montclair, among other communities around the state. West Front Street Partners, LLC, working with TANTUM, a Jersey City real estate development firm, had initially appeared before the borough zoning board for approval, needing variances for a parking deficiency and other relief conditions. The zoning board last year denied the application, citing the project’s size and impact on area traffic as reasons for the board’s rejection. However, nearly a decade earlier, the board had approved a 5-story, 27-unit condominium development that wasn’t built because of the downturn in the economy.Following the board’s denial, Debra Tantleff, founding principal with TANTUM, said she lobbied the mayor and council to invoke this statute as an alternative to appealing the board’s denial to state Superior Court.Redefining this location became a point of contention, dividing the borough council and planning board and becoming a campaign issue in last year’s borough council election. Proponents said it was a way of moving a much-needed project forward, developing an unsightly spot in the heart of the downtown. Opponents saw it as a blatant giveaway to a developer, and more troubling, an undermining of the authority of the zoning board, an autonomous quasi-judicial land use entity. Some board members expressed reservations. Barbara Boas said, “Deep in my soul I’m very conflicted by this.” Boas had said last year she felt uncomfortable with rezoning the site for the developer. But in the end Boas voted to approve it.“I think the applicant has complied with everything we asked for,” willingly making changes to the plan, said board member Stanley Sickels.Menna expressed a similar view, reminding those in attendance that he had some issues with some architectural aesthetics believing it was “too stark.” But the architect, Lance Blake, made some alterations, Menna said, and “I think they’ve come full circle.”Tantleff expects to break ground on construction by late fall 2017, with plans to be completed before the end of 2018.The expected rents for the apartments are roughly $2,200 for the one-bedroom units and $3,000 for the two bedrooms, Tantleff said. At Monday night’s meeting both points of view were aired by board members and the public.“I’m disappointed in my town undermining the zoning board,” said Ben Forest, Locust Avenue. He argued that this amounted to spot zoning, illegal in this state. “I know it’s legal now,” given the rezoning under state law, Forest said. “But just because it’s legal it doesn’t make it right.”Bill Brooks, Tower Hill Avenue, echoed Forest’s objections telling the board “I don’t think this was done correctly.”But John Bowers, Colts Neck, who owns and manages commercial and residential properties in the borough (and is the landlord for offices used by The Two River Times on West Front Street), said “I think the overall project is kudos.”last_img read more

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Kannibelles no match for Terminal City girls as Vancouver squad captures Western Canadian title

first_imgPlaying against the top teams — the Vancouver side has played 16 games against American teams — has allowed Terminal City to learn the inner workings of the game.“(Terminal City) have five more years of experience in the sport so to be able to come up against them in the second Western Canadian Regional Championships, we’re really happy,” said Beretta Lynch of the Kannibelles, who just happen to be named tournament Most Valuable Player.“We’re super fit and very strong, but it’s just a matter of (Terminal City) having that much more practice,” Lynch added.Kootenay defeated Okanagan/Shuswap Raggedy Rollers Friday before outlasting Red Deer Belladonnas Saturday in semi final action.The tournament is only the second time, and first as Westerns, the tournament has been held.The success of the Kannibelles made it obvious which association would host the 2012 Championships.Last year in Kelowna Terminal City did not attend.E-Ville of Edmonton defeated Red Deer Belladonnas to capture third place.Luludemon was named Team MVP for the Terminal City while Scarlet Bloodbath AK47 earned top marks for the Kannibelles.However, maybe the surprise announcement of the tournament was Lynch earning top individual marks.“As captain I push my teammates very hard and to get tournament MVP I take this award as a team award and a representative of our team and the girls on our team deserved it,” Lynch said.The Westerns concludes much of the all-star season for the Kannibelles.The Kannibelles next action is July 21 in Castlegar against the Spokannibals of Spokane. First jam is 6 p.m.Before that match the Kannibelles players have some league commitments to fulfill and now head back to their respective clubs in the seven-team league — Gnarlies Angels of Rossland, Kill Joys and Lumber Jackies of Nelson, Salmo’s Babes of Brutality, the Valley Vendettas of the Slocan Valley, Castlegar’s Dam City Rollers and the Bad News Betties of Trail.For more information about the West Kootenay Women’s Flat Track Roller Derby League check out the website at http://www.kootenayrollerderby.com/ In the end heart and desire was no match for experience.The Terminal City Roller Girls scored early and often en route to a convincing 159-75 victory over the Kootenay Kannibelles in the final of the Klash In The Kootenays Western Canadian Women’s Roller Derby Championships Sunday at the NDCC Arena in Nelson.Despite losing in the final, the Kannibelles had a soft landing as both teams advance to the Canadian Championships in January 2012 at the site yet to be determined.“I was really hoping this would be the final because we knew the Kootenays have worked so hard . . . and have exponentially taken their game to another level,” said Terminal City skipper Ian McKenzie, AKA Coach McEnroe.“Physically and the stamina they have is far and above all the other teams here at the tournament.”“So we were really happy to play them in the final and really happy with the result,” McKenzie added.From the start of the tournament Friday Terminal City, seeded at the top of the eight-team pool, toyed with the opposition.The Vancouver-based squad first got past Deathbridge of Lethbridge on opening day before advancing to the final with a lopsided decision over E-Ville of Edmonton Saturday.And Sunday Terminal City kept on steamrolling the opposition, this time the Kannibelles, an all-star team from the West Kootenay Women’s Roller Derby League.Working the transition from offence to defense in what seemed like a blink of an eye to the Kannibelles, Terminal City took the lead minutes into the game and never looked back.“In Vancouver we’re part of the WFTA, which is the American affiliation for all of flat track (roller) derby . . . and you have to be a member to be ranked,” McKenzie explained.“We’re ranked 16th in the West Division (of the WFTA) but being ranked means we get to play American teams which are using all different types of strategies.”last_img read more

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Ji the hero in Chelsea Ladies win

first_imgJi So Yun came off the bench to grab an 89th minute winner as Chelsea Ladies opened their WSL Cup campaign with a thrilling 3-2 victory over Reading.The South Korean, introduced at 2-1 down, set up the equaliser and then took advantage of slack defending from the WSL 2 side to ensure the Blues began the midweek competition with three points.Chelsea had the better of the first half and looked to be going into half-time in front when Gilly Flaherty headed home Gemma Davison’s corner in the 44th minute.But before the referee could blow the whistle for the break, Reading levelled as former Blues player Becky Jane converted Emma Follis’ cross.Reading took the lead on 58 minutes thanks to Lauren Bruton and Chelsea responded to going behind by bringing on Ji.She played an influential role in the turnaround, floating in a free-kick from which Millie Bright headed home the equaliser, before her dramatic winner.Arsenal, London Bees, Millwall and Watford are the other sides in Chelsea’s group.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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