Golden Basketball Players returning Home: B&H Cadets returned from the Youth Olympics

first_imgYesterday in the finals of the EYOF, cadet basketball team of B&H defeated favorite Spain with a score 89:79. Our guys were invincible and superior during the whole tournament and today the golden team is returning back home.The Olympic Committee of B&H organized a welcoming reception for our young Olympic team whose return was expected at the Sarajevo airport at 10:40 a.m.They showed their strength and determination in the final match against their peers from Spain and celebrated winning of the first place and the gold medal for their country.This historic success can be considered as a reward for the continued good work of the Basketball Federation of B&H, as well as successful coordination and support of the Olympic Committee of B&H addressed to its members – professional sports associations. (Source: read more

2016 draft horse sale dates

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Here’s a list of some of the draft horse sales that will be held in 2016.  Be sure to follow the links below (when available) for more information and to verify times and dates before you make plans to attend a sale.Jan. 19-20, 2016: Pennsylvania Draft Horse Sale, Harrisburg, Pa.Feb. 1, 2015: Special Workhorse Sale, Kalona, IowaFeb. 11-12, 2016: Great Lakes Draft Horse Sale, East Lansing, Mich.Feb. 23-26, 2016: Midwest Draft Horse Sale, Gifford, Ill.March 7-11, 2016: Mid-Ohio Pony, Draft Horse, Carriage and Tack Sale, Mt. Hope, OhioMarch 15-18, 2016: Topeka Draft Horse and Equipment Auction, Topeka, Ind.March 18-19, 2016: Dixie Draft Horse, Mule and Carriage Auction, Troutman, N.C.March 29-April 1, 2016: Waverly Midwest Horse Sale, Waverly, IowaApril 6-8, 2016: Midwest Select Draft Horse Sale, Madison, Wis.April 11-12, 2016: Spring Draft Horse & Carriage Sale, Kalona, IowaApril 22, 2016: Buckeye Draft Horse and Colt Sale, Dover, OhioApril 28-30, 2016: National Clydesdale Sale, St. Louis, Mo.April 29-30, 2016: Baumli’s Draft Horse & Mule Sale, Maryville, Mo.June 9-10, 2016: Summer Carriage and Draft Horse Sale, Mt. Hope, OhioJune 17, 2016: Carriage Auction, Topeka, Ind.Sept. 23-24 2016: Baumli’s Draft Horse & Mule Sale, Maryville, Mo.Oct. 3-7, 2016: Mid-Ohio Pony, Draft Horse, Carriage and Tack Sale, Mt. Hope, OhioOct. 4-7, 2016: Waverly Midwest Horse Sale, Waverly, IowaOct. 17-18, 2016: Fall Draft Horse & Carriage Sale, Kalona, IowaOctober 21, 2016: Buckeye Draft Horse and Colt Sale, Dover, OhioOct. 25-28, 2016: Topeka Draft Horse and Equipment Auction, Topeka, Ind.Nov. 25-26, 2016: Dixie Draft Horse, Mule and Carriage Auction, Troutman, N.C.last_img read more

Yanks Pound O’s 9-3

first_imgTweetPinShare0 Shares NEW YORK — First, it was Brendan Ryan, then Mark Teixeira and Alex Rodriguez. To complete a sweep over Baltimore, the Yankees got big hits from Jacoby Ellsbury and Chase Headley.Ellsbury finished a triple shy of the cycle and drove in four runs and Headley hit a three-run double in the first inning Thursday as New York beat the Orioles 9-3, bolstering its spot atop the AL East.“We’ve got a deep lineup,” Headley, the No. 6 batter, said. “Obviously the guys in the middle have been tremendous, and the guys in the beginning have been tremendous, as well. But there’s a lot of guys throughout the lineup that can do damage.”Masahiro Tanaka (7-3) won his third straight start, allowing three solo homers and a pair of doubles in 7 2-3 innings to help New York to its ninth win in 11 games.The Yankees are 12 games over .500 at 53-41 for the first time since May 25, 2013, their high point that season.Ryan had the go-ahead hit Tuesday night, and A-Rod and Teixeira connected Wednesday, putting New York in position for its first sweep of the Orioles since April 2012.Ellsbury homered and had a sacrifice fly and a two-run double among three hits. With a chance at the cycle, he grounded back to the pitcher in the eighth.Didi Gregorius followed Headley’s bases-clearing hit with an RBI single off Ubaldo Jimenez as New York increased their major league-leading total of first-inning runs to 86.“I think there’s a lot of confidence in that clubhouse, right now, the way everyone is swinging the bats,” manager Joe Girardi said.Jimenez (7-6) went into the All-Star break with a 2.81 ERA, firmly established as the Orioles’ ace. It’s been a completely different story since then, as he’s given up seven runs in two straight starts against Detroit and the Yankees.“I was executing my pitches down in the zone and right now I’m missing right down the middle,” said Jimenez in comparing his success before the break to his struggles after it.The Yankees put up eight hits and seven runs before Jimenez could finish the third. After 2 1-3 innings, his ERA was at 3.81.The Orioles have not been much better since the four-day break, dropping four of six. They are two games under .500 (46-48) for the first time since June 10.Baltimore entered this series in second place in the AL East but is headed to Tampa Bay in fourth, seven games back of New York.Ellsbury got the Yankees rolling right away, leading off the first with a single. Jimenez walked the bases loaded, then struck out Teixeira and got Carlos Beltran to fly to left. Headley hit a drive over the head of All-Star center fielder Adam Jones.Four days from turning 40, Rodriguez chugged home from first. He reached down awkwardly to try to touch the plate and did two full barrel rolls before landing on his back. Brett Gardner twice waved his arms wide — safe!“That was just funny,” John Ryan Murphy said.Ellsbury led off the second with a homer and had a sacrifice fly an inning later as the first batter to face reliever Tommy Hunter.In the fifth, Ellsbury had a two-run double off Bud Norris, two batters after Murphy’s grounder hit off second base and shot straight up, giving the backup catcher his third hit and second that nicked a base.Hurt by the long ball all season, Tanaka yielded a homer to Chris Davis to start the second. J.J. Hardy and Manny Machado connected in the eighth to chase the Japanese star.“You can survive giving up solo homers,” Girardi said.TRAINER’S ROOMYankees: C Brian McCann was given the day off after starting the first five games since the All-Star break.UP NEXTOrioles: Chris Tillman (7-7) pitched one-hit ball for eight innings in his last start. This will be his fourth start this season against the Rays. He’s 1-2 with 18 strikeouts in 18 1-3 innings.Yankees: Michael Pineda (9-6) starts the opener of New York’s season high-tying 10-game road trip in Minnesota. Pineda has faced Torii Hunter three times and Hunter has two homers and five RBIs. The Yankees will take on former teammate Phil Hughes (8-6).SUN DAYMany Little Leaguers could empathize with Gardner, when the Yankees left fielder lost Davis’ flyball in the fourth despite wearing shades. While ranging back onto the warning track with his glove up, Gardner took several awkward shuffle steps and fell on his backside as the ball bounced off the dirt just a foot or two behind him and into the crowd. Gardner was initially given an error but postgame it was changed to a double.last_img read more

10 months agoChelsea boss Sarri: I remember Hodgson from Inter Milan and Udinese

first_imgChelsea boss Sarri: I remember Hodgson from Inter Milan and Udineseby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea boss Maurizio Sarri is full of praise for Crystal Palace counterpart Roy Hodgson.The two teams meet on Sunday.Hodgson worked in Serie A with Inter Milan and Udinese while the Chelsea boss was working in the minor Italian leagues.He said: “He was and is a very good coach. I remember him in Italy in Inter and the second time in Udine.”I remember very well and he was a very good coach. I saw his team during the season and they are improving a lot I think.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

Vine: Hampton Coach Edward Joyner Pretended To Call Jesus To Ask About Team’s Odds Against Kentucky

first_imgHampton head coach Edward Joyner on his phone.Vine/CMTomlinYou can’t accuse Hampton head coach Edward Joyner of not having a sense of humor about his team’s chances against undefeated Kentucky. During today’s post-game press conference following the Pirates’ win against Manhattan, Joyner pretended to call Jesus to ask about his team’s odds against the Wildcats. Apparently, Jesus went chalk in his bracket.Hampton’s coach just pretended to call Jesus about their odds against Kentucky and Jesus hung up on him.— C.M. Tomlin (@CM_Tomlin) March 18, 2015During a media session earlier in the week, when asked about a possible match-up with Kentucky, Joyner said “you’ve got to hope you’ve got Jesus on speed dial”. This is your second installment of “Hampton is your new favorite 16 seed.”last_img read more

In Photos: Everything You Need To Know About ESPN’s Antonietta Collins

first_imgTwitter/AntoniettaESPNTwitter/AntoniettaESPNESPN revamped its flagship program SportsCenter towards the beginning of 2016, adding some new faces along the way. One of those new faces – Antonietta “Toni” Collins – has done a terrific job since stepping in as one of the newest anchors on SportsCenter, also providing ESPN Now news updates within the weekday 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. editions of the ESPN news and information program. Collins, a graduate of Mount Union College in Alliance, Ohio, is a rising star at the Worldwide Leader of Sports, looking to follow in the footsteps of her mother María Antonieta Collins, a television reporter for more than 40 years in Mexico and the U.S.Where is she from? How did she get her start? Is she single? Read on to learn the answers to these questions and more.In Photos: Everything You Need To Know About ESPN’s Antonietta Collins >>>Pages: Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6last_img read more

Heres a quick glance at unemployment rates for November by Canadian city

first_imgOTTAWA – The national unemployment rate was 5.9 per cent in November. Statistics Canada also released seasonally adjusted, three-month moving average unemployment rates for major cities. It cautions, however, that the figures may fluctuate widely because they are based on small statistical samples. Here are the jobless rates last month by city (previous month in brackets):— St. John’s, N.L. 8.5 per cent (8.8)— Halifax 7.2 (7.4)— Moncton, N.B. 6.3 (5.8)— Saint John, N.B. 6.8 (6.4)— Saguenay, Que. 6.0 (6.2)— Quebec 4.4 (4.5)— Sherbrooke, Que. 5.7 (5.4)— Trois-Rivieres, Que. 5.0 (5.6)— Montreal 6.6 (6.7)— Gatineau, Que. 5.4 (5.8)— Ottawa 5.9 (5.8)— Kingston, Ont. 5.8 (5.6)— Peterborough, Ont. 5.4 (5.5)— Oshawa, Ont. 5.4 (5.1)— Toronto 5.9 (5.8)— Hamilton, Ont. 4.2 (4.0)— St. Catharines-Niagara, Ont. 7.1 (7.0)— Kitchener-Cambridge-Waterloo, Ont. 5.0 (5.1)— Brantford, Ont. 4.8 (5.3)— Guelph, Ont. 6.7 (5.9)— London, Ont. 6.3 (6.3)— Windsor, Ont. 6.3 (6.9)— Barrie, Ont. 3.4 (4.4)— Sudbury, Ont. 6.2 (6.1)— Thunder Bay, Ont. 6.1 (5.8)— Winnipeg 5.7 (5.6)— Regina 4.8 (5.4)— Saskatoon 7.6 (7.6)— Calgary 7.8 (8.3)— Edmonton 7.8 (8.2)— Kelowna, B.C. 6.1 (6.0)— Abbotsford, B.C. 4.9 (5.2)— Vancouver 4.2 (4.2)— Victoria 3.3 (3.8)last_img read more

Expansion of BC foreign buyers tax to Okanagan Vancouver Island is questioned

first_imgVANCOUVER – A foreign buyers tax will do little to cool the British Columbia housing markets where it’s been expanded, as international purchasers make up only a small percentage of sales and lack of supply is the bigger problem, real estate groups say.Metro Vancouver has had a 15 per cent tax on foreign home purchasers since 2016. The province announced Tuesday it would hike the levy to 20 per cent and impose it in the Victoria and Nanaimo areas, as well as the Fraser Valley and central Okanagan.The changes took effect Wednesday, catching some industry groups off guard.“I don’t know anybody who was thinking we needed this tax,” said Tanis Read, president of the Okanagan Mainline Real Estate Board. “I’m very troubled by the lack of consultation.”Foreign transactions made up 1.8 per cent of purchases in the central Okanagan, 1.4 per cent in the Fraser Valley, 4.3 per cent in the Victoria area and 4.4 per cent in the Nanaimo area, provincial data compiled by the B.C. Real Estate Association shows.Read said prices in the Okanagan have steadily risen due to population growth and declining inventory, not foreign buyers. People from Vancouver are moving to the region to escape high housing costs and enjoy a more relaxed lifestyle, she added.She said the tax might have a “modest” impact but she’s concerned about ripple effects. She has European clients who are planning to move to the Okanagan and the tax has reduced their budget to $600,000 from $800,000, she said.“That puts pressure on lower-priced homes,” she said. “There are so many unintended consequences, and if they had actually consulted with industry as a trusted partner, instead of as an adversary, then we would have had more concrete solutions.”Don McClintock, president of the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board, said he’d heard talk of the tax being extended to buyers in Victoria but he was surprised to see the Nanaimo Regional District included.There’s a “light sprinkling” of foreign buyers in the area his board covers, which includes Nanaimo, he said.“It’s not a major part of our market by any means,” he said. “So I don’t think it’ll have any negative effect on our sales or even any significant effect on control of prices.”McClintock said a shortage of listings has gradually driven prices up in the area, with a 15 to 19 per cent spike last year. Provincial and municipal governments should focus on increasing supply, rather than controlling who the buyers are, he said.The government has committed $6 billion to deliver 114,000 affordable homes over the next decade, and has created a new office within the government agency BC Housing to partner with non-profits and developers on housing projects.Finance Minister Carole James said during her budget speech on Tuesday that foreign buyers should contribute more for the high quality of life they enjoy in B.C.“Increasing the tax should help to deter those speculating in B.C.’s housing market,” she said. “Extending it to other communities ensures that we don’t simply push the speculation into neighbouring markets.”The previous Liberal government also gave little warning before it imposed the tax in Metro Vancouver in August 2016. Sales had already been declining that year, and the slide continued for a few months after the tax before rebounding.The benchmark price of a detached home in the Vancouver area in July 2016 was $1.58 million. By January 2017, the trough of the market, it was $1.48 million. But it steadily climbed back and now it sits at $1.6 million.Cameron Muir, chief economist of the B.C. Real Estate Association, said the temporary cooling effect was magnified by local buyers who held back to see how the tax would impact prices.It’s fine if the government wants to collect more tax from foreign buyers, but it won’t make homes more affordable, he said.“Foreign buyers are just such a small part of the marketplace that there’s really no difference on the affordability side.”— Follow @ellekane on Twitter.last_img read more

Asian stocks plunge after Wall Street fall on rate hike

first_imgBEIJING — Asian stock markets plunged Thursday, following Wall Street down after the Federal Reserve raised U.S. interest rates.KEEPING SCORE: Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 index plummeted 3.2 per cent to 20,312.96 and the Shanghai Composite Index dropped 1 per cent to 2,523.40. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng lost 1.7 per cent to 25,430.40 and Seoul’s Kospi shed 1.3 per cent to 2,051.23. Sydney’s S&P-ASX 200 retreated 1.3 per cent to 5,508.10 and India’s Sensex gave up 0.7 per cent to 36,324.37. New Zealand and Malaysia gained while Taiwan and other Southeast Asian markets retreated.FED WATCH: The Fed raised raised its key interest rate for a fourth time this year to reflect U.S. economic strength and said it plans more increases next year. That lifted the Fed’s benchmark rate to its highest level since the 2008 global financial crisis. The Fed said it expects two rate increases next year instead of three. Investors were disappointed Chairman Jerome Powell failed to go further in indicating a slowdown in the pace of increases.WALL STREET: Stocks gave up a rally and plunged, sending the market to its lowest level since September 2017. The Dow Jones Industrial Average swung from a gain to close down 1.5 per cent at 23,323.66. The Standard & Poor’s 500 skidded 1.5 per cent to 2,506.96. It has lost 9.2 per cent this month. The Nasdaq composite gave up 2.2 per cent to 6,636.83.ANALYST’S TAKE: With headwinds to growth and inflation stabilizing, “the Fed can afford to slow down from here,” said Shane Oliver of AMP Capital in a report. “A more cautious Fed should provide some support for markets although more falls are possible into early next year before markets bottom and head higher as investors realize the US/global economy is not going into recession soon.”CHINA LENDING: Beijing unexpectedly announced a 100 billion yuan ($15 billion) lending program to support entrepreneurs. Financial analysts said the “targeted easing” appears to be aimed at shoring up economic growth without reigniting a rise in national debt levels.JAPAN INTEREST RATES: Japan’s central bank, as was widely expected, left its short-term policy rate unchanged at a negative 0.1 per cent and its 10-year bond yield target at 0 per cent. The bank’s economic outlook was optimistic but said it would keep rates “extremely low” for an extended period.ENERGY: Benchmark U.S. crude lost $1.07 to $47.10 per barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The contract jumped $1.57 on Wednesday to close at $48.17. Brent crude, used to price international oils, retreated $1.04 to $56.20 per barrel in London. It gained 98 cents the previous session to close at $57.24.CURRENCY: The dollar eased to 112.41 yen from Wednesday’s 112.44 yen. The euro gained to $1.1381 from $1.1375.Joe McDonald, The Associated Presslast_img read more