Reel Adventures Fishing Report for June 2010Kootenay LakeFishing in Kootenay Lake comes down to one word, “unbelievable.”What can I say?My favorite month for fishing has always been May, however things seem to be a month behind this year. There is one good thing about our dreary spring weather, it has kept the fishing going very well.May saw some great days of fishing. With many days of 10 – 15 fish, it was an exciting month. But now, the water has finally hit the optimum temperature and the fish are very aggressive. The fights have been spectacular. Sometimes a fish will take up to 400-foot of line on a lively run with lots of acrobatic jumps and lengthy battles. It’s definitely an exciting time of year.Rainbows up to 23 pounds and Dollies up to 15 pounds have been caught lately.The high water has caused a few problems out there though with lots of debris on the surface. Logs and sticks and grass make it difficult to fish in certain areas. But, patience will definitely pay off. If you can keep the debris off your line, you should be able to get into a few fish.In our last week of fishing, we landed many fish in the 12 – 18 pound range. Some days there’s up to 15 fish and some days with only five or six. But it’s definitely the time to be out there.Recently we started the day around 8:30 a.m. I had all the lines in the water by about 8:45 a.m. and at 9:05 a.m, ‘Fish on!’Jason grabbed the rod and the line started screaming. Looking back about 400-foot from the boat I could see this giant fish jumping madly. Definitely not happy about being hooked. While Jay was fighting his fish, another reel started screaming . . . yep, another fish on. It’s called a double header. Greg grabs that rod and begins his battle. Luckily both fish are co-operating and the lines aren’t getting tangled.After about 15 minutes of battling his fish, Jay finally landed a beautiful 18 pounds Rainbow. No time to celebrate though, Greg is getting his fish close to the boat.So, quick photo of the big one and back in the water it goes.I’m just about to net Greg’s fish when another rod starts to scream. Unbelievable.Three fish on in a matter of 10 minutes. Jason is fighting his second fish of the day already. Greg finally gets his fish nearby and I slip the net under this nice slab, a 12 pound Rainbow. Nice colors too. Looks like this fish must have spawned last month, but recovered quite nicely. A few photo’s and back in the lake she goes.Another minute or two goes by and Jason is ready to land his second fish, a beautiful 14 pound Rainbow. It’s hard to believe. I rarely get a double header, let alone a triple-header. And even more rarely do we end up landing all of the fish. But today luck was in our favor. We get a few photos of this great fish and get it back in the water.What a start to the day. It’s been less than an hour and we have already landed three big fish. That’s a tough act to follow, but we’re going to keep fishing anyway.Lines back in the water and carry on. We only went for about an hour before the line starts singing again with another great Rainbow. A few jumps in the water and out the hook comes. Oh well, we were due to lose a fish. An hour later we get another fish on. This time a bright silver five pound Rainbow. Back it goes and we continue fishing.In the next few hours of fishing, we manage to land three or four smaller fish and lose a couple also. Just before we head in, the line starts peeling off. After a few long runs and a couple of jumps, this fish is tired out and ready to land. A nice 12 pound Rainbow to end the day.Not bad for a short day of fishing. It’s been a fun month of fishing so far. The fish are so energetic. I sometimes worry when I see the line screaming off the reel. Wondering if the fish doesn’t slow down, are we going to run out of line. Well, it hasn’t happened yet, but it’s definitely nerve racking.If you haven’t had the chance to get out yet, now is the time. Some of the most exciting battles I’ve seen have been the past few weeks. So, hey everyone, let’s get out there.NOTE: Watch for debris at this time of year. Most of the time it seems to pile up in certain areas. So, if you pay attention, you should be able to steer clear of it. It’s definitely worth getting out though. What are they biting on?Surface, surface, surface. The Kokanee have been schooling up near the surface, so the big fish have been spending a lot of time near the top also. So, concentrate on the surface.Bucktail flies have been the ticket for me. The usual black and whites and grey and whites have been working great. But remember, you do have to experiment in different conditions. If it’s cloudy or overcast, stick to the darker colors. But if the sun comes out, try using some brighter colors. Greens have been working well on the brighter days. Some of the most common flies used lately are: # 211, 214, 215, and 228.My favorite plug has produced some giant fish lately also. Lyman #16 has been good to me. Landed a couple 18 pounders on it last week. Also working well are the #24, 55, and 135.Gerrard Rainbows had a record year spawning !!The numbers were even higher than last year. With a peak of 980 fish up there on one day, this has officially been the biggest run ever. Over the period of the spawn, a total of between 2500 – 3000 fish made their way up to the grounds. It looks like we have a great future to look forward to.Kootenay Lake ProjectsB.C. Hydro and FWCP is continuing the Kootenay Lake Creel Census. You may have noticed on certain days there are people waiting at the dock or boat launch when you get in.Also if you notice a low flying airplane, don’t be alarmed. They are just counting boats. They are collecting information on size of fish being caught, catch rates,and the amount of time that anglers are spending on Kootenay Lake. This information will help with management of our resources. So, if you see them on the dock, feel free to share some information. Samples of your catch are also appreciated. ( scale samples, size and weight of fish).Also, still going on is our tagging program. Keep your eyes open for any tagged fish. Some of these fish have a reward tag attached to the dorsal. If you catch a tagged fish you can cut the tag off to claim your reward. You may then release the fish or choose to keep it. But, either way if you can get length and weight of the fish, that will help us determine how well the fish are growing and how healthy our population is. It’s an exciting time of year.So, let’s get out there.Tight lines………..Kerry Reed is the owner/operator of Reel Adventures Charters and writes a fishing report for media outlets in the region. He can be reached at 250-505-4963 or www.reeladventuresfishing.com
Keenan Fordy scored at the 3:16 mark of the second overtime period lifting Princeton Posse to a 5-4 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League win over the Nelson Leafs Friday at the NDCC Arena.The win allowed the Posse to sweep the season series 2-0.Twice Nelson rallied from deficits, including a 4-3 deficit with Nick Newman scoring in the final seconds of the third period to force overtime.Devon Grossler, Alex Demchuk, Jaden Jazen and Brendan Colter also scored for the Posse.Walker Sidoni, Colton Mamlsten and Matthew Naka replied for Nelson, which out shot the visitors 35-24.Sky Buller was outstanding between the pipes for Princton to out duel Nelson netminder Andrew Walton.The loss drops the Leaf to 4-5-0-1 in its last 10 games and makes the climb to the Murdoch Division title even more of a grind as Nelson trails leading Beaver Valley by 14 points.The Leafs return to the NDCC Arena tonight to face the lowly Grand Forks Border Bruins.The Castlegar Rebels pasted the Bruins 10-0 Friday in the Boundary City to run the Grand Forks record to 1-35.Kody Disher and Anthony Delong each had four points and Conner Beauchamp registered the goose egg in goal to lead the Rebels, which pulled to within two points of idle Beaver Valley.Game time at the NDCC Arena is 7 email@example.com
TSN (The Sports Network) announced Tuesday that Creston has been named the first winning community in this year’s Kraft Celebration Tour.The news came after hundreds of thousands of online votes from passionate Canadians across the country.As part of the Kraft Celebration Tour, Creston will host a special edition of SPORTSCENTRE featuring anchors Darren Dutchyshen and Kate Beirness when they kick start the tour with a live broadcast from the British Columbia community on Friday, Aug. 17 at 3 p.m.PT on TSN. Creston also receives $25,000 from Kraft Canada to put towards improvements to the Creston & District Society for Community Living’s Therapeutic Riding Program.Creston earned the nod after edging out East Kootenay sister city Kimberley in a head-to-head online vote.Creston won by garnering 171,142 votes to 143,390 for Kimberley.Canadians can decide the other winning communities for the Kraft Celebration Tour over the next two weeks. The last Kraft winner in the Kootenays was Kaslo when the North Kootenay village hosted Sportscentre in 2009.Kaslo beat out Williams Lake with 52 per cent of the vote.
“I think we’ll have to see how she comes out of the race. The Breeders’ Cup is always an option. We’d run her in the Distaff. If Beholder decides to run in the Classic, that may make our decision easier, but we’ll have to see how she comes out of the race before we make those decisions.” -30- MARTIN JONES, MY SWEET ADDICTION, SECOND: “She ran her heart out. Mike rode a great race. That’s where she likes to be. He got her very comfortable and she really gave it all she had. She just ran into a champion today. RICHARD MANDELLA, BEHOLDER, WINNER: “It really was pretty much what I had hoped for from her. I hate to say ‘easy,’ but it really did look easy.”Mentioned she went a little wide on the first turn: “Gary didn’t want any trouble. He just kept her in the clear and had a nice workout.”Asked if she would run next in the Breeders’ Cup Classic against males on Oct. 31 at Keeneland: “That would be the plan. Anything can change and nothing’s in stone, but as of now there’s no reason not to think of that.“She needed to run because she had nothing but rest since the Pacific Classic (Aug. 22). She had one good workout, the rest was just rest, so she needed the race or a really good work or several good works. I actually thought with the (high) temperatures, maybe I shouldn’t run. Then I thought, if I scratch her, something else could come up, then everything would be messed up, so I stuck with it and I’m glad I did.”“I’ll spend next week thinking about when to ship her. I don’t know what I’m going to do. I’ll get a feel for it in a couple days and go from there.” Asked if it was fair to ask if Beholder is as good or better than any horse he’s trained: “She’s good. She’s really, really good.” B. WAYNE HUGHES, OWNER, BEHOLDER: “He left something in the tank. Gary told me he never asked her to run today.”Regarding a potential showdown with American Pharoah in the Breeders’ Cup Classic: “My thought is I’d like to see what happens when that takes place. He’s a very good horse. He’s one of a kind. But he’s a colt–that’s his disadvantage (laughing).”When asked if Beholder is better now at age five than she’s ever been: “Richard says he might’ve been holding her back all these years.”Regarding the likelihood of a 6-year-old campaign in 2016: “If she’s sound and everything’s perfect, the answer is yes. We’re having so much fun…how could I ever top this?” TRAINER QUOTES NOTES: Owner B. Wayne Hughes resides in Lexington, Ky. JOCKEY QUOTES GARY STEVENS, BEHOLDER, WINNER: “Richard has a big smile on his face. He told me yesterday, ‘I want to win but by no means do I want to knock her out.’ We couldn’t have scripted it any better. I told him that he might have to tack-walk her in the morning because she pulled up full of it.”“She’s by far the most intelligent animal I’ve ever been around and when I say animal I’m not just talking about horses, she’s so intelligent. She knows what her job is and she enjoys it; she literally loves what she’s doing. She has a great cardiovascular system but that big brain between her ears is what makes her different and special.“The heat was weighing on Richard’s mind and was weighing on my mind the last couple of days. We didn’t want a tough race. First, because the Breeders’ Cup is coming up and it’s going to be the toughest race of her life and with the heat, you’re always wondering how much it’s going to knock them out.“When I pulled her up that’s the first time she’s ever pulled me back to the Winners’ Circle almost like she knew she needed to get off the track but she was that fresh after the race still. It couldn’t have gone any better.“I’m serious when I talk about the job Santa Anita has done, especially handling today. They have a new ventilation system that they put in the saddling enclosure that keeps the air moving with big fans and keeps the air cool. We had a breeze today which has helped and they made the post parades super short which has helped a lot.“I’m not going to make any predictions but I can’t wait to get to Keeneland. I just hope everybody shows up like they did today. I’m excited about the Classic; I think that I’ll probably feel less pressure going into the Classic than what I felt today. Going into today I knew we had to get through this one as easy as possible and it was! Now it’s Richard’s job to keep her the way she is for another month. I was stressed, but more stressed about the weather than anything else. She handled it well.”MIKE SMITH, MY SWEET ADDICTION, SECOND: “I feel like I won (laughing). I wanted to get second … well, the W if we could, but we all knew who was in there, and to run second to that mare is really a good thing. I was just proud of the way she acted today. She just did everything right, but we ran against Beholder. My mare’s talented. I know they’re using this race for a prep and Gary doesn’t want to do too much going into the Breeders’ Cup. So therefore he stayed with me and really carried me along. My mare ran well – she really dug in, and I couldn’t be any prouder of her.”
Bob BaffertMartin GarciaSusan ChuCharlie ChuPress ConferenceTHE MODERATOR: Ladies and gentlemen, we are back down in the media briefing room, and the winner of the TwinSpires and twinspires.com Breeders’ Cup Sprint is Drefong, and we are joined now by the winning connections. Having a seat on our right is trainer Bob Baffert. This is his fifth win in the Breeders’ Cup Sprint. To our left, winning jockey Martin Garcia and Susan Chu and Charlie Chu. The horse runs in the colors of Charlie’s small stable. But Susan actually was first into the Thoroughbred game, and Charlie, who knows a good thing when he sees one, got in soon after. But, Bob, we’d like to start with you, as we typically do. Bob, if you could just take us through the race, the two California horses were on the lead the whole time. Tell us how you saw it?BOB BAFFERT: Well, Drefong, he looked so good in the paddock. This is probably the sharpest he’s ever been. So we’ve been taking our time. We were bringing him up to this point. So I just told Martin, we had a discussion about, you know what, if you get away from there, just whip him a little bit, and he did a great job. I knew there was going to be a little bit of a speed deal. I was worried about the inside post because he had to force his hand. But he waited. He let him just sort of ease up there without really forcing the issue, and then once I knew Masochistic and him were going to battle, and when Masochistic — he’s a really good horse, and I thought, wow, I think we’re going to run second. Then turning for home, he knows the horse really well. You just can’t really hit him too much. He doesn’t like the whip too much, and he got after him a little bit left-handed. But I knew at the 1/8th pole, I thought, wow, this horse is really — it was almost like watching Beholder and Songbird yesterday. I mean, when they throw down like that, I mean, those two horses really threw down in the stretch.It’s one of those things that I’m just lucky that I happened to be on the better end of it. But it was a pretty fast race. Because this track is not real — we’re used to a really faster track, but I’m just glad that the Chus, they’ve been very lucky. They’ve been extremely blessed and fortunate. They’ve had some nice horses. So Susan just loves the animals. She wants to keep them all and take care of them. She’s the kind of owner that really worries about her horses.Charlie, he’s game. He’s a sportsman, he loves the horses. So he’s got his whole family here. So it’s a great honor to have a horse like this, to have a talented horse. For him to show it today, we didn’t know how fast he was, because he’s done everything, and today he needed to be really, really good to beat that horse.THE MODERATOR: They were really moving. Martin, you were actually on the inside of Masochistic, so just tell us how your horse responded and about your trip in general?CHRIS RICHARDSON: Well, I was pretty confident since I got on him here in the paddock. And Mr. Baffert told me just let him run, whatever, however he’s happy, and I was really comfortable.THE MODERATOR: Let’s hear from the Chus, please. Susan, this is a big win. Just tell us about your reaction and the experience of winning a Breeders’ Cup Race if you would.SUSAN CHU: Yeah, we are so honored to be sitting here with Bob and with Martin together. And Bob knows how much we love this sport, and we love our horse. I’m so appreciative to everybody doing everything for us, Bob and Jimmy, Donato, everybody in Bob Baffert’s stable that support us 100%. And we so appreciate we have a chance to be winning today. So this is so joyful.We have a big, strong family coming to support us today from everywhere, all over the country to watch us on such a special day. This is really so joyful. Thank you.Q. Bob, good when a plan comes together. I mean, you knew he was training good, and then the track hadn’t been playing necessarily in the favor of speed, but today it worked out. So good to see that all come together?BOB BAFFERT: Well, I mean, when he broke and he broke with him and Martin, he just let him ease up there that first quarter. He rode a really beautiful race. When I saw the fraction 21, I think it was 60 something, I thought, and I thought: That’s manageable. That’s okay. These are good horses. They can handle that.When I saw Masochistic out there with Mike Smith, I thought that horse is running his A-game, and I’ve been watching that horse train. So I knew it was going to be a battle. But the 3/8th pole it looked like Masochistic was going to have the edge on us. But, you know, this little horse and Martin, they just — when the running started, he just brought it. And the 1/8th pole, I could just tell that horse — it just shows you the will to win they have. And he was just — both horses were just champions. They were just throwing it down.The Breeders’ Cup, I remember years ago I was in Chicago, and I ran second and third, and Bob Lewis, one of my greatest owners ever, I was complaining to him about it, You know what? Maybe we could have done this, whatever. Just complained a little bit. I was just trying to — and he said, Robert, hey, that’s why they have these races. The best horses are in the race, so there’s no excuses. And that’s what happens.So they threw it down, and it was incredible, because after losing Lord Nelson this week in the lineup, that really hurt. He was doing so well also. It would have been nice to have him in there. But it’s great that I knew Drefong was ready to do it. His post, I was a little leery. If he would have been on the outside, I would have felt a little bit better. But, like I said, it was a great time for Martin to reunite with me (laughing). He got a big, fat check.THE MODERATOR: Well, you brought up the topic. So let me ask, Martin, how it feels to be back riding the best horses in the Baffert barn again or several of the best horses in the Baffert barn and what your probation period was like?CHRIS RICHARDSON: I feel lucky.SUSAN CHU: He has to.Q. It is part of the story of this horse.BOB BAFFERT: You know, he needed some time there. You know, when you have one jockey just constantly and if you’re going through a rut or whatever, it’s tough. Just like a jockey can get beat and he can get on the next race and win with the trainers. It’s a lot of pressure.So sometimes it’s tough to really — like, if I use 10 different, 20 different riders, you really don’t notice it. But guys, if they get a little cold, if the trainer gets cold, if you’re both cold, there’s a lot of tension.So sometimes that happens. You have your little — we really didn’t have any argument. But it’s one of those things where sometimes it’s good to have that time away just to reorganize, and it’s worked well. So, you know, he knows my horses. He knows how they’re going to be ridden. When Mike Smith chose Masochistic, and he’d won on it before, and Charlie — we talked to the Chus, and they were, you know, well, I could put whatever, but I know Martin knows the horse really well. Came in there, worked these horses, got them ready. So it’s one of those things where it’s just, you know, I wasn’t mad at him. But we needed some separation. It was getting tense. So everything’s good. Look at him.Q. Can you reflect a little bit on the Breeders’ Cup Sprint specifically? It was a breakthrough win for you. Your first emergence onto the national stage, the first time you won it. Your success specifically in this race? Just talk about how well you’ve done in the Breeders’ Cup Sprint and what this race means to you?BOB BAFFERT: You know what, when I first was training quarter horses, I remember watching the first Breeders’ Cup, and I thought, wow, that looks so much — that is exciting. So I thought maybe I could do something like that, maybe the Sprint. Maybe I could win a Sprint race. I remember Thirty Slews was the first horse I ever bought for $30,000. When he won the Breeders’ Cup Sprint, I thought that day at Gulfstream Park I had reached the pinnacle of my career. That was it. I’ve never — I never had that feeling again until I won a Kentucky Derby. But it was just the most exciting. I can’t even remember how I got to the Winner’s Circle. I was so afraid if I didn’t get there in time they were going to take the picture without me. That’s how nervous I was. So it was one of those things where I remember I had to take an elevator to Gulfstream Park, and it wasn’t coming and I was panicking. I was like, I’ve got to get down there. They’re going to take the picture without me.But still it’s a thrill. Breeders’ Cup Races, these championship races, there’s a lot on the line. Not only the money, but the championships. The championships. This is when they hand out the championships in the fall. So hopefully this put Drefong in the conversation, and we’ll see what goes.Q. When did you get involved in racing, and some background on your involvement in the sport of Thoroughbred racing? When did you get started buying horses?SUSAN CHU: Yeah, we actually started show jumping, and since all of our family — myself, my daughter, my son — we are all riding horses. So we know horses. We love horses when the kids were so young. And after that, we watched the Kentucky Derby years ago, four, five years ago, and my husband and I, we took our kids to Churchill Downs to watch the Kentucky Derby. It was a surprise: Oh, this horseracing is totally different. It’s amazing sport. So I turned ahead to my husband and said, Charlie, let me do horseracing. How’s about that? And he said, Okay. Since from then, actually just probably four, five years ago, I’m working so hard. I started searching, searching, searching. I know Bob Baffert is the best. So I’m searching. I tried to compare with Bob 100 times without getting him. And then he has so many people blocked me, I could not reach him.So you know what I’m doing? Finally I decide just buy a ticket, fly to California to see him. And then the first time he met me in the stable, I was so nervous. I thought this is the very top trainer. Does he want to talk to me? I don’t know. I was so nervous. I just took the trip myself.So he asked me, Are you sure you want to do horseracing? I said, Yes. And so he said, Okay, I’ll help you.BOB BAFFERT: I was trying to talk her out of it.SUSAN CHU: So, yeah, that is the starting.FastScripts Transcript by ASAP Sports
SOUTHAMPTON have signed Tottenham right-back Kyle Walker-Peters on loan for the rest of the season.The former England Under-21s star has made just three Premier League starts this term – with the last coming against Newcastle in August.1 Full-back Kyle-Walker Peters is off to Southampton on loan after last starting a Premier League game for Spurs in AugustCredit: Getty Images – GettyHis only appearance under new boss Jose Mourinho was in the 3-1 defeat at Bayern Munich in the Champions League last month.The Enfield-born defender, 22, has been at Tottenham since he was eight but has found his route to the first team blocked by Kyle Walker, Kieran Trippier and now Serge Aurier.In all, he has played 24 games for the North Londoners, scoring once.Mourinho wants KWP to go out and get more first-team experience.But it is not clear whether he sees him as part of his long-term plans.Crystal Palace asked about signing Walker-Peters last summer as a replacement for Manchester United recruit Aaron Wan-Bissaka.most read in footballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticMAKE YOUR DEBUT Bet £5 get £20 in free bets for new customers at LadbrokesAnd it was thought the Eagles could make another bid in this month’s transfer window.But Southampton have managed to tie up a loan for the full-back, who can also operate on the left.Saints boss Ralph Hasenhuttl is keen to strengthen his squad amid an astonishing rise up the table from the drop zone to ninth.Southampton boss Hasenhuttl rages at ‘joke’ VAR failure as Tanganga handball goes unchecked in draw with Spurs
MANCHESTER UNITED are in a battle with Tottenham for Thomas Meunier’s signature, with the defender yet to be offered new Paris Saint-Germain deal.The 28-year-old’s contract is set to expire in June and he has made just 16 Ligue 1 appearances for Thomas Tuchel’s side this season.3 Man Utd and Spurs are said to be keeping tabs on PSG star MeunierCredit: Getty – ContributorThe right-back arrived at PSG from Belgian outfit Club Brugge in 2016 but has failed to establish himself as a regular starter.The defender is set to become a free agent in the summer after struggling to agree to new terms.According to L’Equipe, Spurs are in pole position to sign Meunier and are regularly keeping tabs on the Belgian ace.Jose Mourinho’s defence have been in a poor state for a while, having failed to keep a clean sheet in their last eight matches.Jan Vertonghen is poised to leave Tottenham for free this summer, and as a result the Special One and his coaching staff are looking to strengthen at the back in the next transfer window.3Meunier has racked up 111 appearances for PSG across all competitions, scoring eight goals and claiming two Ligue 1 winners medals.He has, however, previously rubbished talk of him joining Tottenham and another potential stumbling block for Spurs could be United retaining an interest in the right-back.MAN UTD NEWS LIVE: Follow for the latest United newsThe Red Devils have been heavily linked with a switch for the Belgium international for a while.But having forked out £50million on Aaron Wan-Bissaka last summer moving for a player in the same position could be a stretch – although they having been eyeing Juventus star Matthijs de Ligt.Meunier is a childhood United fan and Solskjaer is said to be impressed by his versatility and attacking potential.most read in footballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’ExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticThe PSG star has also been linked with Dortmund, Inter Milan Chelsea and Arsenal but has previously expressed a desire to switch to Old Trafford.It is worth remembering that from January 1, players with six months left on their deal are allowed to talk to clubs outside of the country they play in.They can sign pre-contract agreements and begin to negotiate their next move – or their club could come in with a late contract extension.3Harry Redknapp says Harry Kane would be a great fit for Man Utd
Close to 300 people turned up at the Murray Barracks to watch the first of the three POMRFL grand finals.It was a scrappy first few minutes of football from both sides with poor ball handling.The fifteen minute mark saw first points to Defence from a penalty goal, kicked 30 metres by five eighth Kennedy Juria.Defence allowed Brothers back into the game right from the restart giving away a penalty.Brothers wasted no time getting on the board after a good offload by Steven Yei to give the ball out to winger Abbas Mondia to dive over and score on the wing.Albert Paul had no trouble hooking the kick in from the side line to put his side in the lead at 6-2.Defence equalized seconds before half time when quick hands allowed Jeff Tiki Ainani to sneak over on the wing to score.The score was left at 6-6 at the break after Kennedy Juria missed his conversion from the side line.Points were hard to come by in the second half and Defence opened to kick for goal after being awarded a penalty.From 40 metres out and from the right, Juria swerved the ball through the posts to give Defence an 8-6 lead midway through the second half.With seconds left on the clock, it looked like the win for was sealed for Defence.With one last play thirty metres out, Brothers hit the wing and sent Jocky Gare crashing over to score the winning try.This is the first premiership win for Brothers in the U19 men’s division.Brothers walked away with K5000 and Defence settled for K3000.
However Liverpool may face opposition from another English city, Birmingham, where there is growing support for them to launch a campaign.Anderson, re-elected on May 5, had pledged before the election to seriously investigate whether the city should put itself forward and had written to British Culture Secretary John Whittingdale to seek his support.Anderson claimed hosting the Commonwealth Games could have the same positive impact on Liverpool as it did on neighbours Manchester in 2002 and Glasgow in 2014.He claimed there was widespread backing for his idea. “I’m working with other city region leaders and they are delighted with this,” said Anderson.Birmingham, however, is also seriously considering launching a bid.The idea has been backed by one of the city’s influential MPs, Liam Byrne, former Chief Secretary to the Treasury.I think it’s a great idea,” he told the Birmingham Mail. “I think we could do it brilliantly and cost effectively.“We have the stadium infrastructure in place already, and we’re also already one of the big visitor economies.”Let’s put Birmingham on the global map in a big way.”That’s what we need to be doing.”Mark Lewis-Francis, winner of an Olympic gold medal at Athens 2004 when he was a member of the 4×100 metres team, and four-time Paralympic champion Ellie Simmonds, who are both from the city, have also come out in support of a potential bid.Wales is also considering a bid for the 2026 Commonwealth Games, using facilities in Cardiff, Newport and Swansea. British Prime Minister David Cameron has promised that the Government will support whichever British city bids. “The Government, we will be encouraging people because we are big enthusiasts for the Commonwealth Games,” he told the Birmingham Mail. “We know these sporting events can be transformational for cities.“But it is up to the cities themselves to decide who wants to come forward and then obviously the British Government has the opportunity to get behind a bid.”Edmonton in Canada and Port Moresby in Papua New Guinea are also currently considering whether to bid for the 2026 Games. The Commonwealth Games Federation is expected to choose a host city at its General Assembly in 2019. The next edition of the 2018 Commonwealth Games is due to take place in the Gold Coast and the 2022 event is scheduled to be held in Durban in South Africa.
Baru had a lift of 283 kg with a snatch of 120kg and clean and jerk of 163kg.He said he was expecting to win gold for Papua New Guinea.”This gold medal is for the people of Papua New Guinea and I feel so good making my country proud,” he said after the win.”I had been working hard to win the gold. I think my total lift is not good as I had aimed high for the competition.”Baru said he was hoping for the best for the country. Fiji’s Isikeli Dau finished third.In the youth and junior categories, Larko Doguape of Nauru finished first while Kiribati’s Takirua Betero came second respectively.