Killjoys play host to Babes during only stop of West Kootenay Roller Derby Saturday at NDCC Arena

first_imgSaturday’s opening West Kootenay Roller Derby tilt at the NDCC Arena in Nelson promises to be a grudge match of the ages.That’s because the last time Salmo’s Babes of Brutality and Nelson Killjoys met, the Heritage City squad came out the winner thanks to a technical error.“It is custom in the sport of roller derby to go over the officials paper work after a close bout to check that the score was added up correctly,” a Killjoys team spokesperson said of Saturday’s West Kootenay Roller Derby Doubleheader beginning at 5 p.m. in the NDCC Arena in Nelson.“Low and behold there was discrepancy between the score board and the official paper work and the Killjoys reversed the final score by two points and took the win away from the celebrating Babes of Brutality.”The doubleheader is the only stop for the West Kootenay Roller Derby circuit has in Nelson. The night kicks off at 5 p.m. with the Killjoys hosting the Babes of Brutality.“Well if you were able to catch the last match up between the Babes and The Killjoys you would know that it was an all out grudge match,” a statement on the WKRD website said.At 7 p.m., the Slocan Valley Vendettas meet Castlegar Dam City Rollers.“This match is going to pretty much dictate the standings of the league,” a statement on the WKRD website said.“Game three for the Dams with two loses they need to win this bout. If (Dam City) lose its good by to the playoffs and time to start thinking about . . . after parties.”Tickets for can be purchased at Phat Angel or by going to http://www.kootenayrollerderby.comNext action on the WKRD circuit is (Saturday) June 29 when Rossland/Trail Roller girls host Mountain Town Maulers of Cranbrook.Bout time is 6 p.m. in Trail’s Cominco Arena.The West Kootenay Roller Derby League has five teams from Nelson, Trail/Rossland, Castlegar and the Slocan Valley. See the MVP’s of the month at http://www.kootenayrollerderby.com/2013/06/mvp-of-the-month/last_img read more

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SANTA YSABEL STAKES QUOTES – SATURDAY MARCH 5, 2016

first_imgRICK PORTER, SONGBIRD, WINNER: “You never know. A lot of things can happen, especially the way they were talking about how she couldn’t lose today on TVG! You always worry about it.“It’s such a fantastic feeling when you get a horse like this. I’ve had some good ones, but I’m not sure I’ve ever had one this good. 2/2/2/2 -30- “Today was mostly about keeping her tuned. There’s two months between the Santa Anita Oaks and the Las Virgenes. Jerry and I talked and we felt that instead of working her to death, we would pick this race, even though a Grade III wasn’t the best thing but it turned out fine and she got plenty out of this race. They tried to challenge her. They went the first quarter in twenty-three and I thought, ‘this is fantastic!’ Then, when I saw forty-six . . . it doesn’t seem to bother her. Mike just has a way with her. He knows how to ride her just perfect.“I’ll be at Santa Anita for the Oaks. The good Lord willing, I’ll be there! Santa Anita is a good spot. I look forward to coming out there in April.” -more- JERRY HOLLENDORFER, SONGBIRD, WINNER: “We just keep doing our job and hope she keeps doing her job and we might end up in some good places with her. We’ve already been to good places with her but we could get to more.“Not really (when asked if there is pressure in that she’s so popular and such a prohibitive betting favorite). There’s more pressure not having one like this. I’m very grateful to have this filly. I’m very grateful for (owner) Rick Porter and all the people who work with him.“The Santa Anita Oaks (Grade I, $400,000, 1 1/16 miles on April 9) would be next and if she looks real good, we’ll try to think about Kentucky (the Oaks at Churchill Downs on May 6). I don’t like to think too far ahead but that’s our long-term goal. The intermediate (races) are what we’ve been doing.“I don’t do that (compare her to other great fillies he has trained). I don’t think it’s fair to her or any of the other great ones that I’ve had. They all had their own styles and individual personalities, so I accept her for what she is. She’s pretty special to me.”Do people who ask why she’s not going to run against males bother him? “No. That’s what they do on TV and the politicians. If you’re going to run in the big races you’ve got to expect people to look for things that might be vulnerable.“I don’t take anything for granted. I’m very grateful to win a race like this. I didn’t want to work her into the (Santa Anita) Oaks. I wanted to have a prep and we got the prep today.”center_img JOCKEY QUOTES MIKE SMITH, SONGBIRD, WINNER: “It was incredible. I got a bit star struck when I looked over at the big screen to see if I needed to do a little bit of work and I was just in awe of how easily she was doing things, again. I couldn’t seem to take my eyes off the big screen. I told myself, ‘I better get back to it and stay on.’ She was really on her game.“Jerry has done such a tremendous job. Jerry, Dan and the whole crew have done such a good job of keeping this great filly really happy. I think she’s happy and getting happier every time I get on her. I’m just blessed that I get to keep the weight on her back. I hope I continue to stay on.“I think she got a whole lot more out of today then we would have in the a.m. She got to go a half mile in forty six. She had to do some work today but she’s really, really good. You can’t just go around there and not do any work because eventually someone is going to make you run at some point, and you have to be ready.“I could have let someone go to the lead today, but I didn’t because it was there and it was that easy for her. But if someone was that content on it, they’ll have to definitely run to be able to do it. She’ll let them do it, but they’ll have to throw some numbers up there but I don’t think it’d be a problem. She reminds me a lot of Beholder in her three-year-old year, turning four. When she was three, she was very aggressive, on the lead all the time. But she started to get smarter with age and Songbird seems to be doing the same thing.” NOTES: There was a minus place pool on the race of $4,900.37 and a minus show pool of $158,462.66.The winning owner is Rick Porter of Lexington, Ky., who races as Fox Hill Farms, Inc. TRAINER QUOTESlast_img read more

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Oladipo, Pacers hold off Wizards

first_imgWashington climbed back into the game with a 12-0 run that began late in the third quarter and stretched into the fourth. Beal scored seven in that span, and then found Jodie Meeks for a 3-pointer that cut it to 80-75 with 9:44 left.The Wizards eventually got within one before Beal missed a transition layup with Oladipo and Cory Joseph contesting to keep the score 96-95 with 19 seconds left.From there, Oladipo and Joseph each hit one of two free throws, and Beal missed a game-tying jumper attempt on one possession before his look at a game-tying 3 fell short near the buzzer.Afterward, Oladipo empathized with his opposing shooting guard.“He was exhausted,” Oladipo said. “He played hard, did whatever he could to help his team try to win.”NOT BEAL-ING ITBeal has been Washington’s leading scorer even with Wall in the lineup. But he’s just 19 for 63 (30.2 percent from the floor) during Washington’s three-game skid, well off his 45.7-percent season averageBOJAN’S BACKBogdanovic has had two of his 10 best scoring performances this season against the Wizards, for whom he played played 26 regular-season and 13 playoff games last season. His season high of 29 points came in a 111-102 home loss to Washington on Feb. 5.TIP-INS Pacers: Are now 7-6 in the first game of back-to-back sets. … G Trevor Booker will join the team Monday in Indianapolis. The Pacers signed Booker Saturday after he was released by Philadelphia.Wizards: Are now 2-3 in a stretch of 13 consecutive games against teams that entered Sunday in playoff position. … Coach Scott Brooks received a technical foul or arguing a no-call late in the first quarter after Beal missed a layup contested by Oladipo. … F Kelly Oubre sat out with a sore left foot.UP NEXTPacers: Begin a three-game homestand Monday against Milwaukee.Wizards: Close out their four-game homestand against Miami on Tuesday. “It was a team effort to guard him,” Joseph said of Beal. “He missed a couple shots that he normally hits, which helped. But we did a good job.”Beal added career-high 11 assists. But he missed three potential tying or go-ahead shots inside the final 19 seconds as the Wizards lost their third straight for the first time this season. Beal played nearly 43 minutes and admitted he was tired, but he said that was no excuse.“You got to go all out,” Beal said. “I got to make them shots.”As Washington fell to 10-6 in its extended stretch without All-Star point guard John Wall (knee surgery), Beal also committed two of his five turnovers on late possessions when the Wizards could have tied or taken the lead.Otto Porter Jr. added 17 points as Washington dropped a spot to fifth place, a half-game ahead of the Philadelphia 76ers, who played later Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus Pelicans keep winning, beat Mavericks LATEST STORIES John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Read Next Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Typhoon ‘Tisoy’ threatens Gamescenter_img MOST READ View comments Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving Indiana Pacers guard Victor Oladipo (4) drives between Washington Wizards forwards Otto Porter Jr. (22) and Markieff Morris (5) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, March 4, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)WASHINGTON — For the second straight game, the Indiana Pacers prevailed on the road over a potential playoff rival, even if it wasn’t always pleasing to the eye.Victor Oladipo scored 33 points and Bojan Bogdanovic added 20 as the Pacers defeated the Washington Wizards 98-95 on Sunday despite nearly giving back a 17-point lead.ADVERTISEMENT Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. They nearly did the same thing Friday night in Milwaukee.“We’re going to have to grind it out the rest of the year,” said Oladipo, who helped Indiana move into fourth in the Eastern Conference, a half-game ahead of Washington. “It’s playoff basketball the rest of the year.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutMyles Turner added 12 points and 13 rebounds for Indiana, which finished its four-game road trip 2-2 after beginning it with two losses.Cory Joseph added 16 points while also guarding Washington’s leading scorer, Bradley Beal, most of the night. Beal finished with 22 points but shot just 8 of 27.last_img read more

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Vijender to be India’s flagbearer in Asiad closing ceremony

first_imgVijender Singh receives his gold medal after defeating Uzbekistan’s Abbos Atoev in the men’s 75 kg boxing final at the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou, China on Friday, November 26, 2010.World number one boxer Vijender Singh, who braved a dislocated thumb to clinch a gold medal at the Asian Games, will be India’s flagbearer at the closing ceremony of the mega-event in Guangzhou on Saturday.Olympic and World Championships bronze-medallist Vijender defeated two-time world champion Abbos Atoev in the middleweight (75kg) finals to fetch a gold.The 25-year-old has a plaster on his injured hand right now but national coach Gurbax Singh Sandhu said he would still have no trouble lifting the flag at the ceremony on Saturday evening.- With PTI inputslast_img

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Google parent Alphabet reports 3 bn loss on tax provision

This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Citation: Google parent Alphabet reports $3 bn loss on tax provision (2018, February 1) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-02-google-parent-alphabet-bn-loss.html Alphabet/Google profit jumps 43% to $4.9 bn Explore further Google parent company Alphabet on Thursday reported a quarterly loss of $3 billion as it set aside $11 billion for taxes on its overseas profits being brought back to the United States. The California tech giant said revenues in the last three months of 2017 rose 24 percent from a year ago to $32.3 billion and cited “great growth” for the company.Shares in Alphabet slid 2.4 percent to $1,139.05 in after-hours trade, amid concerns over profits below expectations.Google remained the key driver of revenue and profit for the company, which has reorganized into new divisions for self-driving vehicles, life sciences and other so-called “moonshot” projects.The Google segment accounted for $31.9 billion in revenue and delivered an operating profit of $8.8 billion.Excluding the tax provision—following the lead of other multinationals taking advantage of a favorable rate to repatriate earnings—Alphabet would have posted a profit of $6.8 billion. “Our business is driving great growth, with 2017 revenues of $110.9 billion, up 23 percent year on year, and fourth quarter revenues of $32.3 billion, up 24 percent year on year,” chief financial officer Ruth Porat said.”Our full year operating income growth continues to underscore our core strength, and on top of this, we continue to make substantial investments for the long-term in exciting new businesses.”Alphabet’s “other bets” category delivered revenue of $409 million, up from $262 million a year earlier. The loss from those projects narrowed to $916 million from $1.1 billion. © 2018 AFP read more

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Cybersecurity experts say device makers have duty to keep users safe from

Off-the-shelf smart devices found easy to hack Explore further Well-connected smart devices at home and in healthcare are currently vulnerable to hacking, warn two new reports. Citation: Cybersecurity experts say device makers have ‘duty to keep users safe’ from hacking (2018, March 20) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-03-cybersecurity-experts-device-makers-duty.html The reports, led by Professor Nick Jennings, artificial intelligence expert and Vice Provost at Imperial College London, were published by the Royal Academy of Engineering.The cyber security experts who authored the reports, said although taking personal responsibility for safety is important, many smart device users don’t necessarily know the best way to do so.Manufacturers and the government therefore have a greater duty to protect device users from hacking, and the burden of cyber security should not lie solely with device users, the reports said.Genuine harmThe authors highlighted several ways hackers could harm people and their homes.Pacemakers, which regulate heartbeat, use wireless signals to give doctors medical data without surgery. A hacker could take control and alter the signal or switch it off completely, with major health implications.Other vulnerable devices include MRI machines and medical pumps like those used to treat diabetes – potentially allowing remotely based wrongdoers to cause fatal overdoses.In the home, smart home devices such as smart thermostats learn home occupiers’ schedules to know when to turn on and off. In the wrong hands, this could tell burglars when the home will be empty.Voice activated light bulbs could be used to spy on conversations, and smart plug sockets could be turned on remotely, potentially causing fires.Professor Jennings warned: “If the government and manufacturers don’t keep on top of smart technology, wrongdoers could cause people genuine harm, and even death in extreme circumstances.”How can manufacturers protect us?The reports suggest using a kitemark-style system to guarantee security to users from hacking. This would also act as a promise that the software will be updated regularly as and when threats change.They also recommend that governments impose regulations on manufacturers to ensure legal compliance with modern cyber security standards. The authors also say good cyber security practices, or cyber hygiene, should also be taught from primary school.How can we keep ourselves safe from hacking?Professor Jennings and colleagues recommend practicing good cyber hygiene, which includes turning off smart assistants when they’re not in use, keeping separate ‘Home’ and ‘Guest’  WiFi connections, and ensuring any updates are regularly installed.They said: “Internet enabled devices are and can be hugely beneficial, particularly to the elderly or disabled. However, we are now in a transitional period where manufacturers must take responsibility, or be made to by the government.””Internet of Things: realising the potential of a trusted smart world”, by PETRAS & the Royal Academy of Engineering. Credit: Imperial College London Provided by Imperial College London More information: Cyber safety and resilience: www.raeng.org.uk/publications/ … afety-and-resilience This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. read more

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