A mix of boisterous students, ardent local hockey fans and interested observers help provide an atmosphere unrivalled in the West Kootenay-Boundary.The Saints triumphed over Trinity Western University 6-3 with the fans scoring an assist in the victory.“Every time there is a big hit or a big save or a big play… you hear it,” Heaven says of the support in the stands.“It’s incentive knowing that when you get out there you have that backing behind you, it gives a little more desire to get out there and perform at a higher level. You are getting that support and you want to give them a good show.”The Saints have put together a modest 2-2 start to the 2015-2015 BCIHL regular season as they build towards taking a shot an unprecedented fourth straight league title.With all five teams in the league taking turns earning victories so far this season, the Saints are in a four-way tie atop the league standings in the young season.“If we can continue to build on what I have seen so far from this team, I think we will be in a good spot to get ourselves into the playoffs and move towards our ultimate goal at the end of the year,” says Heaven.The Saturday night game against the Eagles is the only game of the weekend.The Saints will return home on October 31 to take on Simon Fraser University at the Castlegar & District Community Complex. The puck drops on both games at 7 p.m. The high octane brand of hockey the Selkirk College Saints showcase on the ice is fuelled by what goes on behind the glass.The Selkirk College hockey team will return to the Castlegar & District Community Complex this Saturday night for a tilt against the Eastern Washington University Eagles.The British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) contest will feature great hockey action, but it’s what happens in the stands that helps give the home team an additional boost.“That extra energy they bring is absolutely a benefit,” Saints head coach Brent Heaven says of the fan support the team receives during home games.“We don’t necessarily pay attention to what is being said or what they are doing up there, it’s more of the atmosphere and noise.”The Saints home opener earlier this month brought out more than 500 hockey fans to the Castlegar arena.
TOTTENHAM are lining up a £45million swoop for Dutch teen sensation Matthijs de Ligt.Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino sees the Ajax centre-back, 18, as the long-term replacement for Chelsea target Toby Alderweireld, who is set to quit the North Londoners this summer.5 Spurs are ready to pounce swoop for Dutch teen sensation Matthijs de LigtCredit: Getty – ContributorDe Ligt is the hottest young defensive prospect in European football.Despite his tender years, he has already played more than 50 times for the Amsterdam giants.He won his fifth cap for the Netherlands senior team in last month’s 1-0 friendly defeat at home to England.Arsenal and Barcelona scouts have both watched De Ligt in action in recent months – although SunSport understands Barca’s interest has now cooled.5 Toby Alderweireld is set to leave Tottenham in the summerCredit: Getty – Contributor5 Jamie Vardy was marked by Ajax and Holland ace Matthijs de LigtCredit: AP:Associated Press5 Matthijs de Ligt has impressed in games for Holland against RonaldoCredit: REUTERSThe Gunners are still keen but it appears their North London rivals are now the front-runners to land the youngster, who saw his pal Davinson Sanchez leave Ajax for Spurs for £42m last summer.The Spurs squad also includes former Ajax favourites Jan Vertonghen and Christian Eriksen so De Ligt would have no problems settling in should he join.ABSOLUTELY FAB-ULOUS Swansea 0 Chelsea 1: Cesc Fabregas curls home beautiful left-footed winner5 Arsenal and Barcelona scouts have both watc hed De Ligt in actionCredit: AP:Associated PressSanchez’s fine start to his Premier League career has led to Alderweireld – regarded by many as the best central defender in the division – being frozen out by Pochettino.The Belgian defender looks certain to be sold by Spurs this summer after failing to agree a new contract with the club.Chelsea and Manchester United have been linked with a move for the 28-year-old.Tottenham have been scouring Europe for a new defender.Swansea’s Alfie Mawson and Harry Maguire of Leicester have been linked with Spurs.But Pochettino is not convinced by either and instead has turned his attention to De Ligt.How to win £1MILLION with Sun SixSUN SIX is the new predictor game where you can win £1million – just by correctly picking the results of six games.Here is how to get your mitts on the million:Make your picks – predict the scores from these six gamesEnter your details – quickly sign up to Sun Bets so we can contact youScore £1m – Watch the scores roll in and you can win £1mTop pundits IAN WRIGHT and DANNY HIGGINBOTHAM have made their picks for this week if you need a steer.And remember, you can claim a free £30 bet with Sun Bets when you sign up put a tenner on this weekend’s football here.Full Monday Premier League preview featuring Tottenham v Watford
CCH Tax Day ReportThe New Hampshire Department of Revenue Administration (DORA) has adopted a voluntary disclosure program rule for taxes it administers. The rule is being adopted pursuant to 2015 legislation establishing the program whereby “a person or entity voluntarily self-discloses a tax liability to the Department and the Department waives applicable penalties and settles and compromises the taxes and interest due through a voluntary disclosure agreement,” as reported. (TAXDAY, 2015/09/22, S.11)Subscribers can view the text of the adopted rule.Voluntary_Disclosure_RuleRev 2910: Voluntary Disclosure Program Rule, New Hampshire Department of Revenue Administration, effective July 21, 2016
About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Eibar coach Mendilibar: Barcelona should be happy with Valverdeby Carlos Volcano5 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveEibar coach Jose Luis Mendilibar was full of praise for his former teammate and Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde after their 3-0 loss.Valverde got the better of Mendilibar in this one and the Eibar coach reflected on Barcelona’s up-and-down start to the season.”It’s not normal for them to lose twice early on, when they usually lose just a couple of times over a whole season,” he said after the match.”They’re a great team and they have a great coach.”Don’t doubt him at any point because he’s the best Barcelona have.”
eli apple asked if he likes menIt’s well-documented that coaches of NFL teams come up with some strange questions to ask NFL Combine participants. Ohio State’s Eli Apple may have been asked the strangest of all.Friday morning, Apple, appearing on CSN Philly’s The 700 Level, revealed that a coach on the Atlanta Falcons staff asked him if he likes men. Here’s the quote, via CSN Philly:“The Falcons coach, one of the coaches, was like, ‘So do you like men?’ It was like the first thing he asked me. It was weird. I was just like, ‘no.’ He was like, ‘if you’re going to come to Atlanta, sometimes that’s how it is around here, you’re going to have to get used to it.’ I guess he was joking but they just ask most of these questions to see how you’re going to react.” The Falcons, for the record, have already released a statement on the matter. In it, they apologize to Apple.You can see video below. Apple at first isn’t sure whether to answer the question truthfully – but obviously, he does.Your browser does not support iframes.Clearly, this isn’t a good look for either the Falcons or the NFL. We’ll see if there is any more fallout.
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – On Monday, during an appearance in the B.C. Supreme Court in Fort St. John, Leon Wokeley pleaded guilty to the murder of Pamela Napoleon.According to the B.C. Prosecution Service, instead of proceeding with a trial, Wokeley voluntary entered a guilty plea to second-degree murder.In October 2017, Wokeley was arrested and charged with second-degree murder, arson, and indignity to human remains for his role in Napoleon’s death. Napoleon and Wokeley were both last seen together on July 8, 2014, leaving the Blueberry First Nation, the last time that she was last seen alive.42-year-old Napoleon was reported missing to police by her family on July 23, 2014. Her remains were discovered 12 days later inside a burned-out cabin about 30 kilometres north of Buick on the Beatton Airport Road.Following Wokeley’s guilty plea, Court Justice, Jennifer Duncan ordered a pre-sentencing report and a Gladue report to determine Wokeley’s eligibility for parole.Wokeley remains in custody and is scheduled to appear in court on July 15, 2019, to set a two-day hearing for the sentencing.
The changes take away some of the powers McKenna would have, as the environment minister, to intervene in the process and they shorten the timeline for getting a project from proposal to approval.The House of Commons passed the legislation a year ago and will now have to consider whether it will approve the changes proposed by the Senate.Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says he would support the bill if the government agrees to all the proposed changes but has previously said the version of the bill the government put forth was a dagger to the energy industry and an affront to national unity. OTTAWA, O.N. – Environment Minister Catherine McKenna says she is carefully considering the amendments the Senate has made to the Liberal government’s environmental-assessment bill.McKenna says she is pleased Bill C-69 made it through the Senate Thursday night despite attempts by the Conservatives to delay or weaken the bill.Senators made more than 180 changes to the government bill, which creates a new agency and process for assessing the environmental, health, social and economic impacts of major resource and transportation projects, including mines and interprovincial pipelines and highways.
Taipei: A US envoy on religion has described China’s internment of an estimated 1 million Muslims as a “horrific situation.” Sam Brownback, US ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom, on Tuesday called for an independent investigation into the detentions and the release of those being held. China has already angrily protested Brownback’s remarks last week in Hong Kong criticising Beijing’s polices on religious minorities and accusing the country of being “at war with faith.” China at first denied the existence of the internment camps in the far northwestern region of Xinjiang, but now says they are vocational training facilities. In a telephone news conference with journalists, Brownback appeared undeterred by Beijing’s ire, describing China’s explanations as “completely unsatisfactory answers.” China is listed by the US among the worst violators of religious freedom.
The Ohio State men’s and women’s cross country teams traveled to the University of Wisconsin’s Thomas Zimmer Championship Course this weekend for the 2010 Big Ten Championships. The results for both teams and their outlook for the remainder of the “championship season” portion of their schedules stand in stark contrast. Despite falling to the newly crowned Big Ten Champion Michigan State Spartans, a determined Buckeye women’s team scrapped for 162 points, which was good enough for sixth place in the conference. The Buckeye women placed two runners in the top 20, with senior Ellen Birmingham taking 10th overall with a time of 20:38:2 and freshman Meredith Wagner finishing 16th in 20:48.9. Birmingham’s effort earned her All-Big Ten Second Team honors and praise from OSU assistant coach Chris Neal. “Ellen’s effort today was the best individual [women’s cross-country] performance in the last 20 years at Ohio State,” Neal said. “The team as a whole ran very tough today.” Rounding out the scoring for the Buckeye ladies were sophomores Molly Jacobson and Tori Brink, and senior Sarah Foster, who covered the course in 21:20.6, 21:22.7, and 21:44.2 respectively. “We’re getting healthier every week, we’re running better every week,” Neil said, anticipating the NCAA Great Lakes Regional Championships. “We’ll be ready.” The Buckeye men’s team hoped to improve on its runner-up finish at last year’s Big Ten Championships, but fell to 12-time defending champion Wisconsin and could only manage a seventh place finish. On a day when the men’s squad needed solid scoring efforts from all of its runners, only senior Chad Balyo cracked the top 20 with a time of 24:10.2. Close behind was junior Jake Edwards who charged to 22nd place in 24:18.0. “I was very pleased with Chad and Jake today,” OSU coach Robert Gary said. “They closed well and moved well throughout the race.” Beyond Balyo and Edwards’ contributions, Gary described the day’s result as “very disappointing.” “We gave a pretty poor effort today,” Gary said. “The guys didn’t get out well, we were buried in the middle of the pack and we got out-hustled.” Trailing the Buckeyes’ top two finishers were sophomores Donny Roys and Chris Fallon, and junior Taylor Williams, earning times of 24:44.8, 24:45.4, and 24:45.3 respectively. “I never thought we’d fall all the way to seventh place, so we didn’t do ourselves any favors” Gary said. “I just hope our guys haven’t given up on the team.”