PEACE RIVER, A.B. – The Fort St. John Huskies’ 2016-2017 season has officially come to an end.The Huskies were in Peace River on Saturday night for Game 7 of the NWJHL semi-final series against the North Peace Navigators. The game began much the same way Game 6 did on Thursday night in Fort St. John, albeit in a somewhat mirrored fashion. The Navs got on the board first less than four minutes into the game. Adam Bowie had an answer for Fort St. John, scoring less than two minutes later, assisted by Aiden Tegart and Lou Turnbull-Giesbrecht. However, this time it was the Navigators that would regain the lead with a pair of goals. North Peace scored two more times in the opening ten minutes of the game to take an early 3-1 lead. The Huskies’ offence was stifled, as North Peace outshot the Pups 13-5 in the first twenty minutes.In the second, the Navs increased their lead to 4-1 just seconds before the halfway mark of the frame. With 8:00 left on the timeclock in the second stanza, Geoff Dick whittled the Navs’ lead to 4-2 with an unassisted tally. This period, it was the Huskies that would outshoot North Peace 8-5.- Advertisement -In the third, the Huskies finally broke double digits in their number of shots on net. Sadly, North Peace added a goal in the opening five minutes of the period. At the thirteen minute mark, the Navs increased their lead to 6-2. Adam Bowie tried to start the comeback with 3:28 remaining with his second goal of the game. Jacob Lang had the lone assist on the Huskies’ third of the game. Unfortunately, Bowie was assessed a cross-checking penalty fifteen seconds later, effectively ending the Huskies’ momentum. Despite pulling Jonathan Bateman for the extra attacker in the last thirty seconds, the Navigators shut the door to win Game 7 of the playoff series 6-3.The Navs will play against the Fairview Flyers in the NWJHL after the Flyers eliminated the Grande Prairie County JDA Kings on Saturday night, also by the score of 6-3.
As of 11:40am Saturday there has been a travel advisory issued for the Alaska Highway near Prophet River, BC.There is freezing rain in the area of Prophet River that is causing the roads to be extremely slippery. Travel is not recomended in the area. For for closer to home, roads in the Peace Country are slippery because of the freezing rain. Sanding has been done from Taylor to Wonowon.For more up to date info on the roads in BC visit www.drivebc.ca- Advertisement –
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – A new Insights West poll shows the prospect of a Donald Trump Presidency in the US, still has a growing majority of Canadians very worried.In the online survey of a representative national sample, 78% of Canadians expressed the belief it would be “bad” for this country, if Mr. Trump defeats Hilary Clinton in November’s general election.That’s a 16% increase since the agency first asked the question a year ago, and the billionaire real estate developer is particularly unpopular, with women and seniors, those over the age of 55.- Advertisement -In addition, he really scores poorly in British Columbia, where 90 percent of the survey respondents find him unattractive.However, the opposition in this country, and indeed this province, would appear to be firmly anchored on the left side of the political spectrum, where 92% of those who voted for the New Democrats, in last year’s Canadian federal election are opposed to Trump.On the other hand in areas where economic performance, particularly as it relates to jobs, reigns as the number one issue, Mr. Trump gets a much more favourable response, and pollster Mario Canseco concedes, those areas include this one.Advertisement Mr. Trump also does much better with those who rank the security of the free world as a high priority, and in that regard it’s worth noting that the parents of two of the four Americans killed in the 2012 Benghazi consulate terrorist attack, are now suing Hilary Clinton.They allege that the former Secretary of State was directly responsible for the deaths of their sons, and then lied to them about the cause.
DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – The Dawson Creek RCMP are looking for the public’s help to locate Timothy Kelly, who is wanted in both British Columbia and Alberta.The RCMP say Kelly is wanted on breach of probation charges in both provinces.Timothy Kelly, 39-years-old, is described as:First Nations male170 cm (5’ 7)68 kg (150 lbs)Black hairBrown eyes- Advertisement -It is believed that Kelly is currently either in the Dawson Creek area or Grande Prairie Alberta as he has family and friends in these cities.If located, contact the RCMP or the police of jurisdiction in your area. Do not confront Timothy Kelly.In Dawson Creek, the RCMP can be reached at 250-784-3200 or you can also contact Crimestoppers.Advertisement
Parma will begin their return to Serie A with a five-point deduction after forward Emanuele Calaio was found guilty of attempted match fixing.The club, who returned to the division last season just three years after going bankrupt, will retain their top-flight status but the player will serve a two-year ban and pay an £18,000 fine after suspicious texts sent to opposition players were revealed. How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? 3 The striker will also pay an £18,000 fine Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener How Liverpool could line up at Leicester with midfielder set for lengthy absence 3 Parma also stated that they believe the messages do not contain ‘any sort of irregularity or malice’ and will appeal the verdict.Calaio was first investigated in June and the Italian FA then passed the case to the TFN.The final day win against Spezia sealed promotion for Parma due to promotion rivals Frosinone being held 2-2 by Foggia.Parma are set to make their first appearance in Serie A since 2015 when the new season kicks off on August 19. How Man United could line up for Newcastle clash – will Pogba start? possible xi 3 ALTERED Calaio, 36, was found to have sent WhatsApp messages to Spezia players Filippo de Col and Claudio Terzi before a final day clash against them in May, which Parma needed to win to seal automatic promotion.The Spezia men were asked not to put in maximum effort and Italy’s National Federal Court (TFN) ruled that this constituted a breach of match fixing rules.Parma won the game 2-0 to seal an unprecedented third consecutive promotion, having been sent down to Serie D after going bankrupt in 2015.Calaio, who has represented Napoli, Siena and Genoa in Serie A, left Spezia for Parma in 2016 and claimed the messages were just a light-hearted joke. NEW ERA How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? smart causal who plays? Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes highlights Calaio will sit out the next two years due to the ban he was handed Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Calaio has previously represented Napoli, Siena and Genoa in Serie A impact LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS gameday predicted possible standings Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack
The Drake University cross country teams added to their tradition of being one of the strongest academic programs in the nation as both the men’s and women’s teams were named All-Academic teams by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). The men’s team recorded the fourth-highest grade point average in the nation at 3.67 while the women’s team ranked 13th at 3.695 during the fall semester.The All-Academic team honor is the 17th-straight for the men’s program and the ninth in the last 10 years for the women’s program.In addition to ranking fourth among all Division I men’s programs, the Bulldogs recorded the highest GPA by a men’s team from a private university while the women had the second highest, edging out Harvard and Marquette. Both programs’ GPAs were easily the highest in the Missouri Valley Conference.”Year in and year out, our student-athletes continue to lead the Missouri Valley Conference and be among the national leaders in the classroom,” said Drake head coach Dan Hostager. “It is a testament to their commitment to academics and athletics that they compete at such a high level in both venues while often pursuing extremely challenging majors. Every year, they continue to set the standard even higher and every year exceed that level of excellence.”Two Bulldogs, Reed Fischer (Minnetonka, Minn.) and Emma Huston (Des Moines, Iowa) received individual national recognition for their athletic and academic accomplishments by being named USTFCCCA All-Academic. In order for a student-athlete to qualify for the honor, they must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.25 and finished in the top-25 (or 10 percent) at regionals or as an All-American at the national meet. Only three Missouri Valley Conference student-athletes earned the honor with Bradley’s Kristen Busch joining Fischer and Huston among the 250 student-athletes to earn the All-Academic designation.Fischer finished 20th at the NCAA Midwest Regional and owns a 3.76 GPA as an English and public relations major. Huston was 17th at the NCAA Midwest Regional while maintaining a 3.97 GPA as a biology and environmental science major.Print Friendly Version
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The processes driving Saturn’s auroras are the same ones that generate the flickering displays in Earth’s skies, new research suggests. Although that’s what scientists had long suspected, until recently no instruments had been pointed at the ringed planet at just the right time to observe the phenomena in the detail required. The new data were gathered by sensors on the Hubble Space Telescope in April (upper left image) and May (the other five images) of 2013. When solar flares or other particularly strong bursts of charged particles slam into Saturn, lines in the planet’s magnetic field collapse, sending a cascade of particles into the planet’s atmosphere in polar regions. (Because Saturn’s atmosphere is largely composed of hydrogen, aurora emissions are mainly in the ultraviolet band of wavelengths.) The far ultraviolet images revealed that the front edges of the shimmering auroral curtains, which can stretch 1000 kilometers tall on Saturn, raced across the planet’s surface at more than 4 kilometers per second—about three times faster than the planet rotates, the researchers report in a forthcoming issue of Geophysical Research Letters. Trying to observe the details of Saturn’s auroras has essentially been a hit-and-miss proposal, the researchers say: The times at which solar flares strike the planet aren’t readily predictable, and until now the Hubble telescope hasn’t been looking at Saturn at the proper wavelengths just when a solar flare arrived.