Predators fall 4-1 in exhibition play versus the Peace Country Storm

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Northeast LB Energy Female Midget Predators team was in action on November 4th as part of the Development Weekend at the 2017 Female Jamboree in Dawson Creek.The girls were battling the PCFAC AA Peace Country Storm out of Grande Prairie in an exhibition game that they lost 4-1. The Predators lone goal was scored by Payton Bowen who was set up by Madison Fell and Lynette Wiebe. The team also volunteered in a number of events during the weekend including helping four-time Olympian Becky Keller with the Female Jamboree and volunteered at the World U-17 Hockey Challenge by doing the ice scraping for a number of games at the North Peace Arena.Head coach of the Predators Rob Larson said, “The whole experience was great. The girls really enjoyed themselves. Definitely, something they would love to do again.”- Advertisement -Up next for the team is a trip to Calgary this weekend for the Hayley Wickenheiser tournament which begins on Friday. The Predators will be in a pool with teams from Calgary, Saskatoon, Regina, and Vancouver.last_img read more

Consulate General of the Republic of Poland visits The Andersons

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Marciej Golubiewski, Consulate General of the Republic of Poland, was a welcomed guest at The Andersons Maumee Ohio Headquarters this week. Co-hosting this visit was The Ohio Corn Marketing Program and Chairman Keith Truckor, Ohio Corn and Wheat Growers Assocation Board member Fred Yoder, and Ohio Corn & Wheat Director of Market Development Director Brad Moffitt. Also joining the Consulate General on the visit was Sabina Klimek, who serves as counselor for trade and investment to the Consulate General.Paul Mathews, The Andersons Grain Division, introduced the international visitors to The Andersons business operation and divisions. The Poland representatives discussed trade with The Andersons regarding corn, ethanol, DDGS, wheat, and other grain co-products. This goal of this mission, and any trade mission sponsored by Ohio Corn & Wheat, is to discover how the countries can work together for robust trade and commerce.In addition to agriculture, the Consulate General and Trade Commissioner visited the Marion Whirlpool for discussions on manufactured goods. The delegation also traveled to Northeast Ohio to study food and manufacturing assets that may be a part of an international trade platform.Pictured L-R are Brad Moffitt, Ohio Corn & Wheat-Director of Market Development; Maciej Golubiewski, Consulate General of the Republic of Poland; and Agata Golubiewski.last_img read more

Firewho? IE9 Only Has Eyes For Chrome

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#Browsers#Google#Microsoft#news#web The thing about this Internet is that it’s all about movement. Standing still is a form of death. The threat here isn’t coming from the steadily useful Firefox, it’s from the up-and-comer, Google Chrome.What Microsoft Said (And Didn’t Say)But let’s get back to the presentation today. Microsoft invited us all down to unveil the first release candidate for Internet Explorer 9 and showed off some of the usual features: HTML5 hardware-accelerated graphics and user interface. Much of the talk around IE9 has been around moving the browser out of the way of the content. There are fewer menu buttons, icons, toolbars and status bars getting in the way. IE9 has gone minimalist and when Microsoft showed off the UI today, it did so by putting it side-by-side with Chrome. When it came time to show off how quickly Internet Explorer 9 performed when faced with HTML5 graphics, it was also side-by-side with Chrome, not Firefox. Only when we reached the topic of “do not track” lists and privacy did the topic of Firefox come up, as Mozilla is working on its own approach in this realm. In the realms of usability, design and performance, however, the only comparisons made were to Chrome. mike melanson A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… If there was one thing that seemed clear from today’s announcement of the Internet Explorer 9 Release Candidate, it’s that Microsoft is looking at Google’s Chrome as its primary competitor in the browser market. Did they come out and say this? Of course not, but it was more in what Microsoft didn’t say today or at other recent IE9 events that really stood out. Not once did we hear the words “Mozilla” or “Firefox,” but we surely heard “Chrome.”When we look at the stats for browser use worldwide, Internet Explorer has been on a slow decline, dropping from 55% a year ago to around 46% today. That’s a drop of nine percentage points. Chrome, on the other hand, has been on the rise, going from 6% a year ago to nearly 16% today. Where is Firefox? Steadily holding its ground in second place with a nearly consistent 30% of the browser market. Take a look:last_img read more

LeBron And Kobe Probably Got A Lot More AllStar Votes Than They

On Thursday, the NBA announced the final results of fan balloting for the 2015 All-Star Game, to be held in New York City on Feb. 15. The fans’ votes determined which players — specifically, two guards and three frontcourt players — will start for each conference. (Reserve selections are made by the league’s head coaches and will be announced next Thursday.)Some of the results were beyond dispute. For instance, Golden State’s Stephen Curry led all NBA players with more than 1.5 million votes, an honor thoroughly befitting the current league leader in Real Plus-Minus (RPM). Others were less supportable; Kobe Bryant garnered more votes than all but three players despite sub-replacement level play this season, while Carmelo Anthony was elected an Eastern Conference starter despite his Knicks’ well-documented awfulness.The fans have a long history of casting votes for big names playing subpar ball, and it’s clear there’s not a perfect relationship between All-Star voting and actual on-court value. To see what kind of link exists between the two, I plotted vote totals against RPM wins above replacement (WAR) for the 50 players whose results were released Thursday. For a sense of how many WAR are generally needed to earn a given number of votes, I also ran a local regression between the two numbers.The relationship between voting and WAR isn’t particularly strong, especially for players with fewer than 5 WAR. Once a player is beyond that territory, it appears he can at least begin to grab voters’ attention with better play. But for players below that threshold, performance can be lost in a sea of other confounding factors.Bearing in mind that rather large caveat, the most underrated player in the sample was the Portland Trail Blazers’ Damian Lillard; his 7.4 WAR appears to deserve nearly 800,000 votes, but he amassed less than half that. Similarly, Paul Millsap of the Atlanta Hawks was picked on only about 122,000 ballots, despite a WAR total that would seemingly justify over four times as many votes.At the other end of the spectrum, Bryant certainly looks overvalued — his 1.15 million votes were about four times what would be expected from his WAR total. But the player with the biggest disparity between actual and predicted voting this season is Kobe’s old rival LeBron James. James’s 5.5 WAR seems to correlate with about 412,000 votes — roughly the same as what the Chicago Bulls’ Jimmy Butler compiled (and deserved) in the balloting — but James’s actual total of 1.47 million beat that prediction by more than a million votes.Here’s each player’s vote total compared to what would be expected based on WAR: read more