Pratt shines at Eastern Star

first_imgAlex Everden, Jonathan Pratt, Stan Rees, Neil Harvey and Dave Smith.PSC Golf from Siam Country Resort PattayaTuesday, May 15, Greenwood – StablefordOn Tuesday we went to Greenwood on a very hot day, but we enjoyed the game. It is always good to see a well maintained course but despite the good conditions we didn’t have good results.The winner was Neil Harvey with 32 stableford points, one ahead of Jonathan Pratt in second who beat Stan Rees on the count-back.  We had problems to find the way to the par 3’s and only one near pin was claimed, that going to Neil Harvey. Thursday, May 17,Eastern Star – StablefordEastern Star was our venue on Thursday and while we left Siam Resort in sunshine, the sky became black when we arrived at the course and all too soon the rain was pouring down.  After waiting 20 minutes the sky cleared up and we had a nice day on a perfect course.Jonathan Pratt showed his good form of the last weeks and won with 39 points. Dave Smith followed with a good 37 for second place and Alex Everden took third with 32, beating Neil Harvey on the count-back.The near pins went to Paddy Devereux and Dave Smith.last_img read more

Weideman explodes for 44 points

first_imgBy Hayley Wildes The Pakenham Warriors had a great weekend of Big V basketball, claiming four wins from four outings….[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Calvin continues to be a Leaf killer as Hawks take 2-0 lead with 4-2 win

first_imgBy The Nelson Daily SportsThe performance on the ice was much better, but the result was the same for the Nelson Leafs.Dallas Calvin continues to be a Leaf killer, scoring the game-winning goal, his second of the game and seventh point of the series, late in the second period to lift the Beaver Valley Nitehawks to a 4-2 victory over the Nelson Leafs in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League playoff action Wednesday in Fruitvale.The Hawks now own a commanding 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven Murdoch Division playoff series with game three set for Friday at the NDCC Arena in Nelson.After being pounding by the Hawks 13-2 in the series opener Tuesday, the Leafs had some egg to remove from their faces — and did just that shelling Beaver Valley starter Mike Vlanich for 16 shots in the opening period.However, it was the Hawks scoring first and who else but Calvin doing the damage on the power play. With Leaf center Dallon Stoddart in the box for hooking, Calvin combined with Taylor Love and Tyler Collins to beat Marcus Beesley in the Leaf net.The trio of Love, Collins and Calvin have a whopping 18 points in two games.Unlike Tuesday, when the Leafs completely destructed, the Green and White rallied to tie the game before the period ended. Dustin Johnson of BCHL fame beat Vlanich.In the second Daniel Bishop regained the lead for Beaver Valley before Johnson, shorthanded tied the contest at 2-2.That set the stage for Calvin to net the winner with assists from Colton Donselaar and Nelson Minor Hockey product Ryon Sookro.Beaver Valley out shot Nelson 18-10 in the second period.Bishop, with his second of the game, iced the game by scoring into the empty net with 20 seconds remaining in the game.The Hawks held a slight 38-35 margin in shots.GAME NOTES: Nelson lost two key defenceman during the game. Both Tyler Parfeniuk and team captain Taylor O’Neil were ejected from the game for checking-from-behind penalties. Parfeniuk was whistled at the end of the first period while O’Neil was hit with his penalty late in the second frame. . . .Nelson played the game without the services of star forward Gavin Currie. . . . Nelson’s top two scorers from the regular season, Colton Schell and Joel Stewart, were both held scoreless for the second consecutive game. . . .Game four is Saturday in Nelson. If necessary, the series shifts back to Fruitvale for Game five Monday. . . .Castlegar Rebels, leading 2-0, travel to Spokane Thursday for game three of the Murdoch Division semi final. . . .Princeton Posse, Revelstoke Grizzlies, Osoyoos Coyotes and Fernie Ghostriders all own 2-0 leads in their respective series.sports@thenelsondaily.comlast_img read more

Middle eastern satellite services operator Gulfsat

first_imgMiddle eastern satellite services operator Gulfsat has signed a new deal for capacity on Eutelsat’s Eutelsat 8 West A satellite, located at 8° East.Gulfsat currently broadcasts more than 40 TV channels from Eutelsat 8 West A, including MBC Group’s Al Arabiya news channel and Al Arabiya Al Hadath. This will be the fourth transponder Gulfsat leases from Eutelsat and the additional capacity will support further growth in DTH broadcasting across the Middle East.Mustafa Mourad chief operating officer of Gulfsat said, “We are delighted to pursue our longstanding relationship with Eutelsat that over our five years of collaboration has shown its total commitment to helping Gulfsat grow our broadcast business through high-quality satellite resources. We look forward to further strengthening of viewer choice from Eutelsat 8 West A”.last_img read more

Spartacus US pay TV network Starz is reportedly pl

first_imgSpartacusUS pay TV network Starz is reportedly planning to launch an international version of its watch-anytime over-the-top streaming service, Starz Play.According to a Financial Times report, the service will launch in the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Latin America, with Starz expected to announce its plans at MIPCOM in Cannes later today.Starz is creating the international Starz Play service in partnership with Swedish media group, Parsifal Entertainment, which previously helped to launch the HBO GO streaming service in the Nordics, reported the FT.Starz CEO, Chris Albrecht told the paper that the investment needed to build new online platforms is “a fraction” of linear TV channel costs and that an international OTT business has “real potential.”Parsifal is reported to have invested alongside Starz in the new Starz Play venture, alongside other unnamed financial ventures.Starz is known for shows like Spartacus, Dancing on the Edge and Black Sails. In the US its Starz Play offering gives Starz subscribers access to series and movies across devices including Xbox games consoles, PCs, iOS devices and Kindle Fire tablets or Fire phones.last_img read more

Polish pay TV operator Cyfrowy Polsat has launched

first_imgPolish pay TV operator Cyfrowy Polsat has launched a new OTT TV offering that is available to all consumers irrespective of their network provider.The new Evobox Stream offering enables users to choose from up to nine packages without any long-term commitment and the ability to cancel after 30 days.Cyfrowy Polsat is supplying the Evobox Stream box either with a contract of prepaid. Customers who take up the offer will receive from the start over 100 channels, including HBO, Eleven Sports and Polsat Sport Premium for three months at no additional charge. Users can also connect the box to their DVB-T digital-terrestrial antenna to receive over-the-air TV channels.Cyfrowy Polsat said that the offering wold be available across Poland with no restriction.Maciej Stec, VP of strategy at Cyfrowy Polsat and Polkomtel, described the offering as “revolutionary”.“If customers have the internet at home from any provider, they can now watch our television service – everything they want, with the pacakges they want and without a fixed subscription, and the decoder can connect either to cable or via WiFi,” he said.Cyfrowy Polsat launched the Evobox device in the first quarter, alongside a new IPTV offering to complement its satellite service.The group added 300,000 multiplay customers in Q1, taking its overall contract base to 14.33 million services. Its base of bundled customers was up 18% year-on-year to 1.85 million, or 33% of its overall contractlast_img read more