Time to purchase that Lotto ticket! Lewis rink scores 8-ender

first_img No-hitter — Baseball Reference reported that through 2008 there was a no-hitter pitched every 1,505.5 Major League Baseball games. There’s probably more of a chance for a golfer to knock in a hole-in-one at Granite Pointe Golf Club than an eight-ender to be counted at the Nelson Curling Club.But seeing how there’s four feet of snow at the Rosemont-based golf course, it was time for the curling club to take over the limelight.Murrey Lewis of Nelson scored the amazing once-in-a-lifetime feat Saturday during the Mixed Valentine’s Bonspiel at the Heritage City club.It’s a feat so rare the odds of scoring one are nearly impossible to know.“No I didn’t realize it was a possibility until I was getting ready to throw my first rock (seventh stone),” Lewis told The Nelson Daily when asked about his accomplishment.“I still thought the opposition would take at least one rock out,” Lewis added. “He (the opposing skip) tried with his last rock, but it over curled and he just nudged it over. His rock rolled out of the house leaving me a draw for our eight.”The Curl BC website said a team from the Peace Arch Club was the 100th team in October 2013 to feature in the 8-ender gallery. But it took years for those 100 8-enders to be counted.The Peace Arch rink scored the 8-ender on October 11, 2013.The high-scoring feat is so rare, Ford of Canada used to run the “Eight-Ender Program” and register each one and then reward Canadian rinks who scored eight points in one end.The Lewis rink, including third Lori Lewis, second Bob Fortin and lead Marianne Lefley, scored the eight points in the fifth end of a 14-3 victory in the B event.The rink didn’t win the bonspiel, finishing fourth in the B event.But that didn’t seem to matter to the rink after realizing the accomplishment.“This was the first time scoring and eight-ender for  my teammates and myself,” Lewis said.“Really it was after the game that it all hit home, and, yes, exciting to say the least after 25 years of curling.”An eight-ender ranks with some other improbabilities in sports and life. Hole in one — Golf Digest estimates that an average handicap player has a 12,000-to-1 odds. Struck by lightning — According to the U.S. National Weather Service, the odds of being struck by lightning in your lifetime are 1 in 5,000 Lotto 6/49 — According to the Lottery Corporation the odds of matching all six numbers and winning the Lotto 6/49 are 1 in 13,983,816last_img read more

Pasadena considers plans for marathon

first_imgIt will take about $850,000 to stage the 26.2-mile race if the City Council approves the marathon, he said, adding that most of it would come from sponsorships and registration fees. Estrada said special events expert Kathy Kinane, whose company most recently staged the Pacific Shoreline Marathon, will attend the meeting with city staff. Councilman Sid Tyler said he thinks the council has a generally favorable view of the marathon concept, as long as it has a strong financial footing. “I think the concept is wonderful, particularly if it became a regular annual event,” Tyler said. “It would help put Pasadena even more on the map, and when these things are done right they become kind of weekend events, with ancillary events that would benefit the city and local businesses. … That’s where the major revenue and costs are. But can this operation pull it off?” Tyler said he feels “very strongly” that the city should be reimbursed for public works and police costs and that the marathon would have to generate enough revenue to cover whatever expenses are involved. Eric Duyshart, Pasadena’s economic development manager, said city staff wants to get a “good sense” of the level of potential sponsorships for the marathon and will work with Pasadena Forward on modifying the route originally proposed. “The route they submitted has all sorts of issues,” Duyshart said. “It might be a nice scenic route through Pasadena from the runners’ standpoint, but shutting down all sorts of streets throughout Pasadena is not something we take lightly.” Councilman Chris Holden said closing some city streets for a part of one day was a “modest trade-off for something that could be really positive” for the community. “I think it would be a wonderful thing for Pasadena, it would do a great job in linking communities,” Holden said. “It would be nice to support it – not just voting for it but getting out there and being a part of it.” Holden, however, sees himself more as a bike rider who would “graduate to running and walking in future years.” “I ran in the \ Marathon on a dare back in 1995 and it almost killed me,” Holden joked. “But as long as I have a couple of years to train, maybe.” For more information, go to www.pasadenamarathon.org. janette.williams@sgvn.com (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4482160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PASADENA – Plans to stage a Pasadena Marathon and Bike Tour next year are inching along, with organizers confident they have the community support and potential financial backing to pull it off. “We’ve been overwhelmed that so many organizations and individuals have come to the forefront,” said Israel Estrada of Pasadena Forward, the volunteer group working on the event. “We’re putting the final finishing touches to the written proposal” to go before the City Council, Estrada said. “We’re meeting with city staff on Tuesday, planning the route. … There could be a whole lot of adjustment, but so long as \ happens, we’re happy to make any adjustment they want.” So far the group has raised nearly $21,000 through “founding members” and other donations, and Estrada estimates upward of $30,000 is needed to pay for the initial planning costs. last_img read more

Klay Thompson expected to play vs. Lakers

first_imgOAKLAND — Warriors guard Klay Thompson is expected to play in Saturday’s game against the Los Angeles Lakers (5:30 pm PT, ABC) after missing Thursday’s loss against Philadelphia with an unspecified illness.“He’s feeling better,” said Warriors coach Steve Kerr, who spoke to Thompson at the Warriors’ practice facility on Saturday morning. “He said he’s going to play. We’ll give him a chance to warm up and see how he feels, but he looks good.”Thompson was in the Warriors’ locker room before …last_img read more

Netflix API Requests Grew 4X in 4 Months

first_imgTags:#Video Services#web 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Jacobson writes that the API grew by “about 37x in 13 months”. Even more noticeably, API requests more than quadrupled over the last four months, with 4 billion requests in October turning into 20 billion requests in January. What do these numbers reflect? According to the blog, part of the growth seen in API requests comes from at least one terribly inefficient device. “One of our device implementations accounts for about 50% of the total API calls,” writes Jacobson. “That same device, however, is responsible for significantly less streaming traffic.”Is that what happened in October? Or is Netflix’s increasing emphasis on streaming showing up in the API numbers as well? We do know that Netflix started its streaming program in Canada around this time, as well as its program in the U.S. – is that enough to cause API requests to quadruple in such a short period?The company did say that it added 3.1 million subscribers in Q4 of 2010 alone. If the switchover to streaming-only subscribers is showing up in the API request numbers, then an API redesign is certainly the next step before making the plunge overseas. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… One of the big stories for DVD and streaming-movie subscription service Netflix has been its tremendous growth over the last year. According to its recent earnings report, the company added 7.7 million subscribers in 2010, more than doubling the 2.9 million it added in 2009. Today, the company announced on its technical blog that it would begin redesigning its API – the software interface that allows your XBox, Google TV or Roku to stream content and apps like Instant Watcher to pull content from Netflix’s catalog – and shared some interesting stats regarding its use over the past year.According to Netflix director of engineering Daniel Jacobson, “the transformational moment for the API was when we started to use it to deliver the streaming functionality to Netflix ready devices.” mike melansonlast_img read more

Hayward, in blog post, expresses thanks for support

first_imgPBA board opts not to renew Narvasa’s term as commissioner Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. AP FILE PHOTOBOSTON — Gordon Hayward of the Boston Celtics says he knows he will not play again this season, after needing surgery to repair a grotesque leg injury on opening night last month.The announcement, on Hayward’s Facebook page, came as little surprise given the severity of the injury. Hayward wrote about several previously unrevealed aspects of the injury and the aftermath, including how four people — including Celtics coach Brad Stevens — were needed to carry him onto the plane that night in Cleveland, and how even former President Barack Obama has been among those sending well-wishes for his recovery.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Read Next MOST READ Senators rally support for Robredo; laud her for accepting anti-drug post PLAY LIST 02:46Senators rally support for Robredo; laud her for accepting anti-drug post00:50Trending Articles02:29Giannis Antetokounmpo powers Bucks in bounce back win over Celtics01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA View comments “I honestly can’t say enough about everyone’s kindness,” Hayward wrote.Hayward is expected to hold a news conference at the Celtics’ facility in Waltham, Massachusetts, on Thursday. He also has taped an interview that will appear Thursday on NBC’s “Today.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutHayward was injured about 5 minutes into the opener at Cleveland, a shocking end to a season of great expectations. Hayward was one of the marquee prizes of free agency this past summer, leaving Utah and signing with Boston to chase an NBA title and reunite with Stevens, his college coach at Butler.“I keep imagining what it’s going to be like to step onto the floor at the Garden, and make my regular season debut as a Celtic,” Hayward wrote. “It’s going to be a little delayed. But with each day of my rehab, I’ll be that much closer to making it happen. I’m already dreaming about sharing that moment with everyone here in Boston.” Hayward said when he saw his foot pointing the wrong way after his awkward landing, the pain was not initially very intense. It was, however, when doctors tending to him on the floor tried to re-set his ankle.“The moment they did it, there was just a massive shot of pain, probably the most pain I’ve ever felt in my life,” Hayward wrote.The Celtics lost in Cleveland that night, and Hayward was with the team for the flight home. The Celtics played their home opener the next night, while Hayward was in surgery.“On the flight back, my teammates all came by to encourage me,” Hayward wrote. “It was very emotional for me to see how all of these new teammates of mine, guys who I had only spent a few weeks with at that point, were so sincere about their concern for me. Their support has at times overwhelmed me and it will not be forgotten.”Hayward said he’s heard from plenty of stars from the NBA and other sports, like NFL stars Odell Beckham Jr. and J.J. Watt, retired Lakers great Kobe Bryant — and Oklahoma City’s Paul George, who also had a horrible fracture while playing for USA Basketball in 2014.ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa “He knows better than anyone, maybe, exactly what it is I’m going through, and will be going through,” Hayward wrote. “I’m thankful that he reached out right away, and that’s he’s someone I can continue to talk to.”As for Obama, who is a huge basketball fan?“That was a pretty big deal,” Hayward said.Hayward said it was difficult at first to watch Celtics games, knowing he couldn’t play. But he’s started watching, and hopes to have some sort of role the rest of the season.“I know I can’t help them physically on the court, but I am going to do everything in my power to support my teammates and coaches in every way imaginable,” Hayward wrote. “Whether it’s breaking down film or just providing leadership and guidance, I can’t wait to give back. I’ve already received so much.” Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillionlast_img read more

Taking it slow, Pacquiao leaves for Australia underweight

first_imgView comments Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The unexpected break may yet turn out to be a blessing in disguise as Pacquiao is already primed up for his World Boxing Organization welterweight title bout against Jeff Horn on July 2.On Friday night, Pacquiao told sportswriters that he has learned to listen to his body.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“Before, I can do 32 rounds and recover overnight. Now, [recovering] takes me a longer time, so I have to slow down sometimes,” Pacquiao said.Chief trainer Freddie Roach knows that, of course. Though the eight-division world champion still trains as hard as before, it now requires little persuasion for Pacquiao to stick to the training routine. MOST READ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Gamescenter_img Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ What ‘missteps’? Fortune agreed, wishing that Pacquiao would climb to 146.5 lb during the official weigh-in on July 1.Notes: Team Pacquiao’s use of the Air Asia chartered plane was facilitated by Eric Arejola, ground operations head of Air Asia Phil. Though the plane has a 377 seating capacity there were only 187 passengers on board for the direct flight to Brisbane.Visit Inquirer Sports’ The Pacquiao Files  for news, features, and other multimedia content about Manny Pacquiao and his upcoming fights.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netGEN. SANTOS City—Intermittent rains led to the cancellation of Manny Pacquiao’s scheduled hilly morning run Saturday, hours before his chartered plane took off for Australia.To make up for that, strength and conditioning coach Justin Fortune made him do several laps around his covered basketball court within the confines of his mansion here.ADVERTISEMENT SMB, TNT out to break tie World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide Unlike years before, when the Fighting Senator would usually request for additional rounds of gym work.Although he’s hoping for a knockout, Roach knows that Pacquiao can very well go the full 12 rounds if necessary at the 52,500-seat Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane.The only thing that poses some concern for Roach is Pacquiao’s “lightness.”Despite eating voraciously at least four times a day, Pacquiao weighed only 142 pounds Thursday, five lb below the division’s limit.Roach wants Pacquiao to be between 145 to 146 pounds at this point as Horn will definitely be at least 10 lb heavier on fight night.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Gameslast_img read more

London Olympics 2012: Discus thrower Krishna Poonia loses plot in finals

first_imgIndian discus thrower Krishna Poonia finished a creditable seventh in the women’s discus throw while the gold medal was won by Sandra Perkovic of Croatia in the 2012 London Games at the Olympic Stadium here on Saturday.Sandra took the gold with throw of 69.11 metres, a national record, while the silver medal was taken by Darya Pishchalnikova of Russia with 67.56 m and Li Yanfeng of China settled for the bronze medal at 67.22m.Poonia’s best effort of 63.62 m came in her fifth and penultimate attempt. The Commonwealth Games gold medallist had 62.42 m in the first attempt and 61.61 in the third and 61.31 in the sixth and the final throw. She had two no-throws in the second and the fourth attempt.Poonia’s efforts here were nowhere near her personal best of 64.76 m that she achieved three months back in Hawaii.last_img read more

Sportscover Makes it Two Wins in a Row at the Insurance Awards

first_imgChief Executive Officer of Sportscover, Chris Nash, accepted the award at the function held at the Sydney Exhibition and Conference Centre.“We are extremely proud to have won this award for the second year in succession. It means a great deal to us to be recognised by our industry through this accolade. This is a tribute to our staff for their continued hard work, and to our broker network and clients for their tremendous support in helping us attain this great achievement,” Nash said. Sportscover was up against some strong competition for the award, with the other finalists being Brooklyn Underwriting Global Transport and Automotive Insurance.Touch Football Australia congratulates Sportscover on the award.last_img read more

4 days agoReal Betis coach Rubi urges calm: We’ll move forward

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Real Betis coach Rubi urges calm: We’ll move forwardby Paul Vegas4 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Betis coach Rubi has urged calm after defeat to Real Sociedad.While admitting he was worried, Rubi dismissed talk of relegation.“Everything worries me, I don’t want to see Betis where it is now, I don’t want to see Betis suffering but I am convinced that we will finish in a good position and we will pass 50 points,” he said. “You can remind me when the season is over.”Rubi added: “My personal situation does not worry me, I am convinced that we will move forward.” last_img read more

Alberta waited 5 hours before telling Lubicon chief of spill

first_imgAPTN National NewsThe First Nations people living downwind from Alberta’s worst oil spill in over 30 years say their children are falling ill from the spill’s emissions.And their chief says the Alberta government just doesn’t care.APTN National News reporter Noemi LoPinto was there.last_img