Big Bam Ski Hill to open today

first_imgTAYLOR, B.C. – Big Bam Ski Hill will open Sunday for the first day in the 2016/2017 season.The club made the announcement late Saturday that the hill was ready and would be open from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. today (January 15, 2017). Lift tickets will cost only $10 and rentals are only $10.The club is also offering a contest for anyone who comes to the hill to ski or snowboard will be entered to win passes at the North Peace Leisure Pool.- Advertisement –last_img

Neighborhood Council meetings

first_imgNorth Hills West Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. Wednesday in Building 22 at the Sepulveda VA, 16111 Plummer St., North Hills. Call (818) 893-8613 or see www.northhillswest.org. Northridge East Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Andasol Elementary School, 10126 Encino Ave., Northridge. Call (800) 772-9132. Granada Hills North Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. May 21, Van Gogh Elementary School, 17160 Van Gogh St., Granada Hills. Call (818) 360-4346 or see www.ghnnc.org. Reseda Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. May 21, Canoas Banquet Hall, 18136 Sherman Way, Reseda. Call (818) 832-7540 or see www.resedacouncil.org. Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council, 6:30 today in the auditorium at Sherman Oaks Elementary School, 14755 Greenleaf St., Sherman Oaks. Call (818) 386-9284 or see www.shermanoaksnc.org. North Hills East Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. today in the auditorium at Sepulveda Middle School, 15330 Plummer St., North Hills. Call (818) 891-0060. Arleta Neighborhood Council, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the auditorium at Beachy Elementary School, 9757 Beachy Ave., Arleta. Call (818) 892-2457. Neighborhood Council Valley Village, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Colfax Elementary School, 11724 Addison St., Valley Village. Call (818) 766-2932. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Arsenal team news v Southampton – Fresh injury doubts for Gunners ahead of key fixture

first_imgArsenal returned to winning ways over the weekend with a nervy 1-0 victory away to West Brom, but the real test will come on Wednesday when the Gunners play host to high-flying Southampton.The south-coast club have been one of the Premier League’s surprise packages this season and they will be looking to bounce back from their 3-0 defeat on Sunday with three points against Arsenal.For the Gunners, this is already looking to be a key fixture in their pursuit of a top four spot, and while just two points separate them from the Champions League places, they will be wary of the threat that Southampton possess.The big news in terms of personnel are the doubts over three first team stars, with Kieran Gibbs (ankle), Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (knee) and Nacho Monreal (knee) facing late fitness tests, before boss Arsene Wenger makes his final decision.The trio have been named in Arsenal’s provisional squad, but it seems highly possible that they could miss the midweek clash in order to regain fitness for Saturday’s away trip to Stoke.Two players who will definitely miss out are goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny (hip) and captain Mikel Arteta (calf), who are not fully recovered in time. 1 Arsene Wenger faces new concerns last_img read more

Rashford shoots Man Utd into UCL quarters

first_imgEven so, Juan Bernat had netted in between for PSG, and it looked as though they would stumble on until the drama at the death.Slovenian referee Damir Skomina awarded a spot-kick after reviewing the images when he had been alerted of a possible handball by PSG defender Presnel Kimpembe in the box.Rashford duly beat Gianluigi Buffon from 12 yards, as United won a European tie after losing the first leg at home for the first time in their history.Their improbable victory — following Ajax’s similarly stunning turnaround against holders Real Madrid 24 hours earlier — takes them through to the last eight for the first time since 2014.Their remarkable revival under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer continues, with the Norwegian now having overseen nine consecutive away wins, a club record.While they celebrate, for PSG this defeat will feel like groundhog day.For the third year running they fail to make the quarter-finals, after their defeat at the hands of Real Madrid a year ago and their humiliating collapse against Barcelona in 2017.With what came before, this will feel even more painful for them and their Qatari owners.Electric at Old Trafford in the first leg, Kylian Mbappe was poor here and Neymar was again missing, watching from the stands as he recovers from injury.United were missing many more players, with Paul Pogba suspended and nine more sidelined due to fitness problems.Despite that, they pulled off one of their greatest European results, up there with their 3-2 win at Juventus in the 1999 semi-finals, which came after they fell two goals behind early on.– Lukaku double –Marcus Rashford celebrates with his teammates after his last-gasp VAR-awarded penalty took Manchester United through at PSG’s expense© AFP Anne-Christine POUJOULATSolskjaer was on the bench that night, and the Norwegian watched from the sideline here — curiously looking like a substitute with a bib on over his jacket apparently due to a colour clash with PSG’s kit — as his side somehow went in front inside two minutes.A dreadful back-pass attempt by PSG defender Thilo Kehrer fell into no-man’s land, and Lukaku pounced on the loose ball before rounding Gianluigi Buffon and scoring. Surely PSG were not about to blow it again?They did pull themselves together to equalise in the 12th minute, with Dani Alves releasing Mbappe in the box. As the away defence slept, Mbappe’s ball across goal was turned in at the far post by Bernat, the defender scoring his third Champions League goal this season.Now it looked as though their start to the game would prove to be nothing more than a blip.The depleted visitors, with Eric Bailly at right-back and Fred, Scott McTominay and Andreas Pereira all in midfield, were incapable of keeping the ball. However, they were gifted another goal half an hour in.Not closed down 25 yards out, Rashford tried a shot that was powerful but straight at Buffon.Yet the veteran Italian, still hoping to win the Champions League for the first time aged 41, spilled the ball, and Lukaku followed in to score. It was a sixth goal in three games for the Belgian.PSG — so slick in France — were wobbling again at the business end of the Champions League.Di Maria had a goal ruled out for offside in the 56th minute and Mbappe then managed to fall when clean through late on, with Bernat sending the loose ball against the post.It still looked as though they would hang on, but then VAR intervened, and Rashford sent United into ecstasy.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Spot on Rashford sends Man U into Champions League quarters. Photo/GETTYPARIS, France, March 7 – Marcus Rashford scored a stoppage-time penalty awarded after a VAR review to give Manchester United a stunning 3-1 win away to Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday as they improbably went through to the Champions League quarter-finals on away goals.A seriously depleted United looked to have given themselves too much to do after losing 2-0 in the first leg of their last-16 tie last month, yet a Romelu Lukaku brace in the first half at the Parc des Princes gave them hope.last_img read more

DONE DEAL! Manchester United make goalkeeper their fifth summer signing

first_img1 Manchester United have completed the signing of Sergio Romero on a three-year contract.The goalkeeper, who was a free agent after leaving Sampdoria, previously worked with United boss Louis van Gaal at AZ Alkmaar.He has been brought in amid uncertainty over David de Gea’s future and with Victor Valdes set to be sold after he refused to play for the reserves last season.Romero is the fifth summer arrival at Old Trafford, following deals for Bastian Schweinsteiger, Morgan Schneiderlin, Memphis Depay and Matteo Darmian.“I am absolutely delighted to join Manchester United,” said the 28-year-old. “To play for the biggest club in the world is a dream come true for me. Louis van Gaal is a fantastic manager and I cannot wait to get started on this new and exciting challenge in my career.”Romero has featured 62 times for Argentina and played in the 2014 World Cup final, which the Albiceleste ultimately lost to Germany in Rio de Janeiro.He made his senior club debut at Racing Club de Avellaneda in 2007 before moving to AZ and then on to Sampdoria. His performances for the Genoa-based outfit helped them secure promotion to Serie A in 2012 and he was sent to Monaco on loan for the 2013-14 campaign.Dutch manager Van Gaal, under whom Romero celebrated an Eredivisie title win at AZ in 2009, said: “Sergio is a very talented goalkeeper.“He was a young keeper during my time at AZ Alkmaar and I am delighted he is joining Manchester United.“He had a fantastic World Cup last summer in Brazil, although that is something I have put to the back of my mind!“He will be a great addition to the team and I am looking forward to working with him once again.” Sergio Romero last_img read more

Tottenham activate option to extend goalkeeper’s stay at club

first_imgTottenham have activated the option to extend goalkeeper Michel Vorm’s contract until 2019.The Holland international joined from Swansea in 2014 and has made a total of 43 appearances for Spurs.Vorm played 11 games in all competitions last term, with just one of those coming in the Premier League.The 34-year-old has been understudy to captain Hugo Lloris since arriving from the Liberty Stadium and his game-time is likely to be limited again next season.A statement on the club’s website read: “Since joining us from Swansea City in 2014, he has proved to be a reliable custodian whenever called upon.”The former Utrecht stopper, who has won 15 Holland caps, was out of contract this summer before signing new terms with Mauricio Pochettino’s side. The Dutchman made eleven appearances for Spurs last season 1last_img read more

Gary Neville ‘concerned’ for Harry Kane and says Spurs star needs a break

first_imgEngland should have handed Harry Kane a break from international duty according to Gary Neville, the former Manchester United defender, who is ‘concerned’ about the Three Lions’ captain.Kane’s first tournament as skipper ended with him winning the Golden Boot and helping Gareth Southgate’s side reach the World Cup semi-finals for the first time since 1990. ‘Spain and Italy would have built their teams around Jack Grealish’ – Harry Redknapp He came off the bench at the King Power Stadium to play the final half-hour as England held on for a 1-0 victory following Marcus Rashford’s goal. The Tottenham forward has started the season well below his best – despite breaking his his record of never scoring in August – and Neville believes the inevitable stress Kane has been under is now showing.He questioned whether England boss Gareth Southgate got it right by including Kane in match-day squads for both the Nations League opener against Spain and Tuesday’s friendly with Switzerland.Neville said on Sky Sports: “I am concerned about Harry Kane. Since 2015 he has played 175 matches and he’s struggling. Forget the physical side, he needs a mental break as well. 2 “I don’t think he should have been here for the two weeks. I think there is a welfare thing in terms of looking after players. He has not had enough of a break since 2015.”Neville suggested Kane ‘needs a real break and that escape’ from the pressures of his responsibilities, with the 25-year-old such a key figure for his country and Tottenham.The former Manchester United and England defender, who also had a spell as Three Lions assistant boss during Roy Hodgson’s reign, said that Kane ‘just looks like he needs looking after’.Kane, along with most of England’s starters from Saturday’s game against Spain, was named as a substitute for the Switzerland friendly. TALENT Latest England news There is a Group of Death at Euro 2020 and here’s how England can avoid it preparation GETTING READY Fans given sneak peek into England’s Euro 2020 kit with images leaked online Second is best RIP LEGEND Martin Peters, 1966 World Cup final goal scorer for England, dies aged 76 2 Mason Greenwood scores as England U21s beaten by late Netherlands wondergoal sad day Tributes to ‘complete gentleman’ Martin Peters following England legend’s death explained How Hudson-Odoi has performed this season – Are Keane’s comments about him fair? England announce Euro 2020 warm-up matches against Austria and Romania Kane was introduced as a substitute in Tuesday’s defeat of Switzerland England announce another friendly to begin preparations for Euro 2020 ANALYSIS drama How does Euro 2020 draw work? England discover fate live on talkSPORT 2 have a look Kane finished World Cup top scorer in his first tournament as England captain last_img read more

HEARTBROKEN FATHER: I WILL NOT ALLOW MY DEAD SON TO BE CREMATED

first_imgThe father of a Co Donegal man who was mowed down and killed after reportedly going on a stabbing spree says he will not allow his son to be cremated.Patrick McLaughlin holds a picture of his youngest son Enda at his home in Glentogher. Pic Copyright Northwest NewspixEnda McLaughlin, was killed by a car in Germany as he fled across a road on Monday after stabbing three people.The 27 year old Carndonagh man, who had mental health issues and a string of previous convictions, moved to Holland recently after being released from Castlerea Prison where he was serving a two year sentence for assault. However his family have been told that it will cost thousands of euro to fly his remains home to be buried in his native Carndonagh.The family said they simply do not have the money but do not want Enda cremated.His heartbroken father Patrick said they are now hopeful that the Irish Government will step in and help fly his son’s remains home.The late Enda McLaughlin. Pic copyright Northwest Newspix“We were told it would cost a lot of money and we simply do not have it. “But the one thing I do not want is for Enda to be cremated. I want to be able to bury my son in Carndonagh graveyard and to be able to visit his grave.“I am not a hugely religious man but I need to be able to visit home and feel that he is close to us. That is all we want,” he said.The family are being helped by local Fianna Fail TD Charlie McConalogue who is also from Carndonagh.Mr McLaughlin said he hopes to have his son’s remains home next week from Germany and to give him a proper burial.“Charlie McConalogue and our solicitor have been very helpful and I am hopeful we can have Enda’s remains home next week so we can bury him,” he said. Mr McLaughlin, from the townland of Glentogher, two miles outside Carndonagh, said he has been touched by people’s kindness to his family.“I have been very touched by the number of people who contacted us to say they knew End and not one of those who phoned us had a bad word about him.“Yes, he had his troubles but deep down, he was a good lad who was let down by the health system.“He had mental health issues and he just didn’t get the help he needed from an early age,” he added. HEARTBROKEN FATHER: I WILL NOT ALLOW MY DEAD SON TO BE CREMATED was last modified: June 27th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:CarndonaghEnda McLaughlinGermanyPATRICK MCLAUGHLINstabbinglast_img read more

Heart transplant recipient Matt Millen feeling well enough to go back to work

first_imgHappy Valley just got a little happier.According to saturdaytradition.com, Penn State has issued a news release announcing that Matt Millen, who received a heart transplant on Christmas Eve, on Saturday will broadcast the school’s spring football game.Millen played defensive line and linebacker from 1976-79 at Penn State and remains a Nittany Lion in good standing. He played 12 years in the NFL, winning Super Bowls with the Oakland Raiders, San Francisco 49ers and Washington. Following his …last_img read more

Olson’s big night, Fiers’ first-pitch tricks key to A’s win

first_imgANAHEIM — Matt Olson and Mike Fiers were more than enough for the Oakland A’s on Friday night.Olson matched his career highs with two home runs and five RBIs, and Fiers allowed one run in 6 2/3 innings as the A’s evened the four-game series against the Los Angeles Angels with a 7-2 win at Angel Stadium.Olson has three home runs in the series and four in the past four games, and Fiers (8-3) has won his past six decisions to match his career high.In a grooveAfter the first three hitters for …last_img read more