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10 Dec 18
TALES OF BASEBALL

It’s about time we took you to school.

More specifically, we’re going to invite you to take a closer look at some of the baseball academies operating across Alberta.

This summer we debuted a feature called “1 Thru 9” that allowed our readers to get to know some of the players who were taking the field at ballparks throughout the province.

We’re applying that same 9-question format to the baseball academies in Alberta. Our first stop is in Okotoks, where the Dawgs Academy has been molding student athletes for years.

10 Dec 18
bikebetz.com

Thanks for joining me! Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton

10 Dec 18
PlayToBet

Thanks for joining me! Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton

09 Dec 18
What's on Netflix

Happy Sunday! Are you snowed in today? Put your feet up and take a look at the new titles you have to look forward to on Netflix over the next seven days. As have been the norm over the past several weeks, most of the new titles being added are Netflix Originals. There are new […]

09 Dec 18
Ben’s Blog

After a painful and depressing night in Dundee on Wednesday night, we returned to The Hope CBD Stadium in hope of a much improved performance against Hibernian, who are on a woeful run at the moment, not winning a game in seven games, which is a huge shock for a huge club like Hibs. The […]

09 Dec 18
The Pop Culture Cafe

Avail. 12/11/18 Vir Das: Losing It– NETFLIX ORIGINAL In a new stand-up special, comedian Vir Das touches on world travel, religion, his desire to be an Indian superhero and more. Avail. 12/12/18 Back Street Girls: Gokudols– NETFLIX ORIGINAL To pay for an epic blunder, three yakuza brothers are forced to alter their bodies, form a […]

09 Dec 18
MY BOOK ABYSS

Let’s continue with part two of Goodreads Winners 2018… Goodreads Winner for Best Poetry The Witch Doesn’t Burn in This One WINNER 25,298 votes  by Amanda Lovelace Poet Amanda Lovelace wins her second Goodreads Choice Award for the latest book in her Women Are Some Kind of Magic series: The Witch Doesn’t Burn in This […]

09 Dec 18
Understanding the Darren

Revisiting Blogs Blog 1: A World’s Worth Within Us I like to believe that oneself is the hardest thing to understand. It is the thing you tend to look at least objectively. You know how to act around systems and crowds, or certain people who you categorize. The reason why it is the hardest thing […]

07 Dec 18
The Game Fanatics

All the shiny new trailers from the Game Awards 2018! Mortal Kombat 11? Joker in Smash Bros? More Fortnite stuff?!

07 Dec 18
The Scottish Sun
GARRY PARKER has told Hibs’ under-performing stars to shape up or ship out — and claimed they’ve caused the capital club to go BACKWARDS this season. The Hibees’ winless run was extended to seven games with their 2-2 home draw with St Mirren on Wednesday night. Garry Parker is furious with Hibs’ recent run They’ve now slumped into the bottom six of the Premiership — having been second less than two months ago. Parker, who is No 2 to Neil Lennon, admits his patience has finally run out following a string of below-par displays. And he also warned that a host of players have just THREE WEEKS to save their Easter Road careers, with the winter transfer window looming large. A furious Parker said: “They’re playing for their futures now. “If you’re not performing, you don’t play and, if we have to bring players in, they really will be under pressure. We need to do something about this. “We know what sort of players we need to bring in to play the type of football we want to play. “We’ll need to speak to the board and hopefully get backing, because we do need to improve and better the squad. “In the meantime, the guys here need to respond. We’re just not performing. “We did at the start of the season, but now we’ve gone off the boil and are not playing well. At Kilmarnock last week, we were TERRIBLE. “We came in here, got us out of the Championship, finished fourth last year — but we’ve gone backwards.” Neil Lennon’s side have went seven games without a win Some would say Parker is the good cop to Lenny’s bad cop. And Parker himself admitted: “Neil is the scarier of the two of us, definitely! “I try to keep it calm but recently it’s been getting to me, as you can tell. I’ve not slept for a couple of weeks now because these results are doing my head in. “Recent results and performances caused the patience to snap. If they’re not doing what’s required time and again, then you have to take the harder approach. “They played so well at the start of the season and they don’t become bad players overnight. So it is in there. They just need to start showing it — now.” Misfiring hitman Flo Kamberi was in Parker’s sights following another low-key showing against the Buddies. The big Swiss striker has now gone five games without finding the net, while Jamie Maclaren has scored just once since returning to the club. While Parker wasn’t for pulling any punches is his damning assessment of Kamberi, he insists there is plenty of blame to go around. He added: “You could say the same thing about both Flo and Jamie. “Last season they did brilliantly for us and so we brought them back. Everybody was happy and we started off all right. Parker hit out at Kamberi after the St Mirren draw “But at the moment they’re going through a bad patch, so we need to turn it around. “Flo has trained okay. We’ve spoken to him and some of the players have spoken to him as well. But it’s not just him, it’s everybody, from defence all the way through. “Flo is an important player to us. When he’s up front and he’s on it, putting himself about, he’s a threat. He needs to get back to doing that.” Oli Shaw was the beneficiary of Kamberi and Maclaren’s struggles against St Mirren. He was drafted into the side and took his opportunity by notching his fourth goal of the season to end a four-month drought. [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ” posts_category=”44″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”recent” /] The youngster insists there is a healthy sense of camaraderie as all the strikers aim to meet the lofty expectations Lennon and Parker set for them. Scotland Under-21 star Shaw said: “The management team will pull individuals aside and tell them what they want from them and try to breed confidence in them. “When the gaffer pulls you in, it’s always constructive. He tells you good things and negative things that you need to work on. EXCLUSIVE SFA chiefs ready to back plans for new League Three – with Old Firm interested in entering colts sides “There is always pressure on attackers to score goals. That’s our job and, as a striker, you feel the pressure at times. Confidence is a big thing and if you’re not scoring goals your confidence levels drop. “We stick together and help each other with our games. “We work together every day, give each other praise and tell each other what we could be doing differently.” Hibs will be without injured duo Paul Hanlon and David Gray against Accies, while midfielder Marvin Bartley is expected to miss out due to a hamstring strain. Keep up to date with ALL the latest news and transfers from Scottish football plus fixtures, results and live match commentary  [bc_video video_id=”5971349745001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Ex-Rangers ace Kenny Miller smokes SPARKLER on boozy night out after Dundee hold Hibs in Premiership draw”]