THIS WEEKEND:== FRIDAYAM-1300 KGLO, kgloam.com — 4A substate semifinal — Mason City High at Des Moines North — pre-game 6:45, tipoff 7:00AM-1300 KGLO — Iowa men vs. Indiana — coverage joined in progress after MCHS == SATURDAYAM-1300 KGLO, kgloam.com — NIACC vs. DMACC — women at 1:00, men at 3:00 CLEAR LAKE — Clear Lake finished the game on an 11-2 run as the top-ranked Lions edged Algona 53-49 in a Class 3A boys basketball substate semifinal played in Clear Lake last night and heard on AM-1490/96.7-FM KRIB. Algona used 8-of-10 three-point shooting in the second half to take the lead, but the Lions battled back, being led by Tate Storbeck, who had 10 of his team-high 15 points in the fourth quarter. Clear Lake coach Jeremey Ainley says his team stayed focused down the stretch.Clear Lake advances to the substate championship game against Charles City on Monday. The Lions easily handled the Comets 87-60 back on December 3rd, but Ainley expects Monday night’s game to be a challenge.Charles City beat Webster City 70-45 on Thursday in the other substate semifinal. For one of the two teams, it will break a long drought of making a state tournament appearance. For Clear Lake, it’s been 40 years since their last trip in 1979. For Charles City, they haven’t been to the boys state basketball tournament since 1956. You can hear the Clear Lake-Charles City game on Monday on KRIB starting with the pre-game at about 6:45, with tipoff scheduled for 7 o’clock from the Mason City High School gymnasium.=== 1A Substate 2 district championship games last nightDistrict 4 at New Hampton — Janesville 75, Rockford 45District 3 at Garner — Bishop Garrigan 71, St. Edmond 53–Substate championship game in Clear Lake on Saturday evening at 7:00 PM NEW YORK (AP) — Zach Parise had a goal and an assist, and the Minnesota Wild ended a five-game skid with a 4-1 win over the New York Rangers. Mikael Granlund and Jared Spurgeon also scored and Jordan Greenway added an empty-netter. Devan Dubnyk made 33 saves for the Wild, who earned their first victory since Feb. 9 at New Jersey. Despite their recent struggles, the Wild are still in the race for one of the final playoff spots in the Western Conference. === 1A District 10 championship game last night in ParkersburgGrundy Center 79, West Fork 63 == SUNDAYAM-1300 KGLO — NCAA men’s basketball — Michigan State at Michigan — 2:30 ESTHERVILLE – The No. 7 NIACC men’s basketball team completed the season sweep of Iowa Lakes with a 107-94 victory Thursday night in an Iowa Community College Athletic Conference contest.NIACC, which topped the Lakers 119-110 earlier this season, received 29 points, including six three-point goals, from freshman Deundra Roberson.Also for the Trojans, James Harris scored 23 points and Wendell Matthews scored 22 points.It was the first win for the NIACC men at Iowa Lakes since the 2005-06 season. The win by the Trojans snapped a 13-game losing streak at Iowa Lakes.It is also the first time since the 2001-02 season that the NIACC men have swept the regular season series against Iowa Lakes.NIACC, which has won 10 straight games, improved to 22-3 overall and 11-1 in the conference. The 22 wins is the most since 2006-07 when the Trojans were 23-9 under head coach Bryan Martin.The 10-game win streak is tied for the fifth longest in school history. Earlier this season, the Trojans won 11 straight contests.NIACC returns to action Saturday at home against DMACC. Game time is slated for 3 p.m. === 4A Substate 2 semifinals tonight7:00 — Mason City (8-13) at Des Moines North (17-4)7:00 — Des Moines Lincoln (11-11) at Ames (15-4) BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA — The 10th ranked Iowa Hawkeye women were knocked out of first place in the Big Ten race. Indiana rallied from 16 points down to stun the Hawkeyes 75-73, as you heard last night on KGLO.That’s Iowa coach Lisa Bluder.The Hawkeyes fall to 21-6 overall and 12-4 in the Big Ten. Megan Gustafson led the way with 26 points and 12 rebounds. Mason City native Makenzie Meyer played 34 minutes, scoring seven points and handing out four assists. IOWA CITY — The Iowa Hawkeyes try to bounce back from a loss to Maryland tonight when they host Indiana. The Hawks are 9-6 in the Big Ten after a 66-65 loss to the Terrapins, the third straight game that came down to the final possession.That’s Iowa coach Fran McCaffery who expects a tough test from a Hoosier squad that is 4-11 in the league race after a two point loss to Purdue.Iowa beat Indiana two weeks ago in Bloomington. McCaffery was not happy with sophomore center Luka Garza publicly accepting blame for the loss to Maryland. Garza finished with five points on one of seven shooting.Tipoff is scheduled for 8:15 tonight. You can hear the game on KGLO after coverage of the Mason City High-Des Moines North 4A substate boys basketball game. ESTHERVILLE – Freshman Mandy Willems scored 32 points to lead No. 2 NIACC to a 98-74 victory over Iowa Lakes Thursday in an Iowa Community College Athletic Conference women’s basketball contest.Willems connected on seven 3-point goals as the Lady Trojans won their ninth straight contest.Also for NIACC (21-5 overall), sophomore Tahya Campbell scored 23 points and freshman Jada Buford scored 16 points.NIACC (12-1 in the conference) returns to action Saturday at home against DMACC in an ICCAC contest. Game time is set for 1 p.m. in the NIACC gym, where the Lady Trojans are 10-0 this season.In other games in the conference on Thursday, Kirkwood beat DMACC 76-63; Southeastern beat Southwestern 89-84 and Iowa Central beat Little Priest Tribal College 73-59.
Exactly one week ago today the Pirates held their annual event at PNC Park celebrating the life and legacy of the man who shattered the color bar of MLB, the late great Jackie Robinson. When I was anticipating penning this column I had to really dig deep to bring something meaningful to you because I have written over one hundred articles on Jackie Robinson. I labored and thought about what I could say and out of the clear blue sky the lyrics from EWFs ‘Shining Star’ leaped on me like “white on rice.”“When you wish upon a star, your dreams will take you very far, yeah. When you wish upon a dream, life ain’t always what it seems, oh yeah. Once you see your light so clear, hey in the sky so very dear. (EWF)” How many nights did Jackie Robinson gaze out of his window as a young “Negro” hoping and dreaming of playing MLB? But more importantly, how many times did African-Americans with shackles digging deep into their flesh dream about, fantasize about and pray about, freedom? Not the freedom to drink from the same water fountains, not the choice to ride in the front of the bus, but the right not be whipped, killed and brutalized by those who placed no value on their labor or their lives.“You’re a shining star, no matter who you are. Shining bright to see what you can truly be.”This year a young rising future journalism star shadowed me in the press box. His name is Durelle Ward. As a young African-American, the chances of him being granted access to a MLB press box at the age of fourteen is slim and none.Durelle was “star struck” hangin’ out with Pirates All-Star center fielder Andrew McCutchen as well with the incredible view of the Pittsburgh skyline from the press box as we took our seats after leaving the field. I asked him a question and his mature and insightful answer amazed even me. I asked, “is there anything that you notice about the press box?” He answered, “All I see is three Black reporters.” A few minutes later I asked him a second question, “Is there anything else that jumps out at you?” His brow wrinkled for a second and this is the total truth boys and girls. He said, “Everyone seems to be working very hard.” At that moment my heart smiled because I knew that this young man “got it.” Robert Matthews, the father of my young “intern” stood proudly as I returned his son to him after an evening in the “box.” Jamila Nevels also spent an evening at the ballpark with her 21 month old son, Maureace who seemed to be having a ball.“Born a man-child of the sun, yeah, yeah, saw my work had just begun. Yeah, found I had to stand alone, bless it now I got my own.”There were no true role models for Robinson to emulate because he was the first. Oh, he might have recited Paul Robeson or thought about Jesse Owens to lift his spirit but there were very few forerunners that he could copy because he was the original. He was born a true man-child of RA, the Sun God, radiating and transmitting energy and spirit from the Sahara, the Nile and the plains of the Serengeti. He had to stand alone. He could only look upward to the heavens for strength and comfort. He was forced to face vile and angry people, acrid and volcanic-like saliva flying from perverted mouths delivering words of hate and degradation. So if you find yourself in need why don’t you listen to his words of heed. Be a tiny grain of sand words of wisdom, yes I can.We must cease being economic and spiritual panhandlers. Stop looking for and expecting a blessing and bring a blessing. We have to “be” words of wisdom and tiny grains of sand. We do not have to be the “big cheese’s” to have a positive and lasting impact.Jackie Robinson day, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. day, or any other Afro-centric days are great for superficial and temporary satisfaction but at the crack of dawn, how much real change will come with the first sunrise after the event is held?The 2001 celebration was far more meaningful (at least for me) than the annual games of the recent past where the Pirates honored the Negro Leagues by donning Homestead Grays and Pittsburgh Crawford’s uniforms and then proceeded to go out and unceremoniously find a way to lose the ball game.This game was about moving on. Someone and I cannot recall who said; “we spend each day either growing or dying” well at least something to that effect. Little Maureace had no clue who Jackie Robinson was because he was at the ballpark having a good time with his mother. The real stars are the ones that tuck in the children after a long day. The real stars are the ones who work two jobs for minimum wage just to feed, clothe and house their families. All we have to do is take a good look.“Shining star for you to see, what your life can truly be. Shining star for you to see, what your life can truly be. Shining star for you to see, what your life can truly be.”(Aubrey Bruce can be reached at: [email protected] or 412-583-6741.)
ARCADIA, Calif. (May 22, 2015)–English-bred Birdlover shortened up out of two consecutive one mile turf routes to take Friday’s $75,000 Mizdirection Stakes by a head going 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s hillside turf course. Ridden by Mike Smith and trained by Doug O’Neill, Birdlover pressed favored Home Journey early and exacted a narrow victory following a head and head battle through the lane, getting the distance in 1:13.56.“I pushed Rafael (Bejarano, aboard eventual runner-up Home Journey) pretty good the first part and then we were able to ease back some,” said Smith. “I’ve ridden Birdlover before and she tends to wait when she gets to the front. She gave me that ‘locked-on’ feeling today though She wasn’t going to let her go by.”A 5-year-old mare by the Green Desert stallion Byron, Birdlover, who is owned by Cseplo, Keh, Kramer and W.C. Racing, was off as the second choice at 2-1 and paid $6.40, $2.80 and $2.40.“You never expect a charge down to the wire like that,” said O’Neill. “We know she’s a nice mare and Mike has ridden her well in the past…She broke well, he put her in a great spot and it was a great horse race. You could do that 10 times and they each would probably win five of them.”Third, beaten a head in the Grade III Wilshire Stakes April 26, Birdlover got her third win from five starts down Santa Anita’s unique hillside layout and improved her overall mark to 17-6-5-1. With the winner’s share of $47,100, she increased her earnings to $317,635.Off as the 6-5 favorite in a field of seven fillies and mares 3-and-up, Home Journey finished 5 ½ lengths clear of Alexis Tangier and paid $2.60 and $2.20.Ridden by Victor Espinoza, Alexis Tangier cut to the inside turning for home, but had to settle for third money while finishing 2 ¾ lengths in front of longshot Sayes So. The third choice in the tote at 7-2, Alexis Tangier paid $2.80 to show.Fractions on the race were 21.75, 44.76 and 1:07.54.First post time on Saturday, California Gold Rush Day, is at 12:30 p.m. Admission gates open at 10:30 a.m.
Dinosaur farts may have caused global warming on Venus.Alternate universe #3652908 may have had the conditions for the evolution of silicon life.Mutation in a newt may have caused men to be more hairy than women.Cosmic rays could have started the geysers on Enceladus.Unseen planets between the galaxies might host advanced civilizations. (Visited 26 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 Anything goes in secular science news these days; it’s Alice in Wonderland meets Stephen Hawking, like Bob Berman said of modern cosmology (10/06/04). Notice that mentioning current-day observational facts (like a meteor crater, a roundworm, or a fossil) does not validate a speculative claim. The presence of a connectome in a roundworm says absolutely nothing about the human brain. A crater on Europa says nothing about life. Don’t be fooled; none of the observational props provide necessary or sufficient conditions to establish scientific validity to any claim that is (1) speculative and (2) incapable of verification. You can observe a robin in your yard; that does not give you the right to claim in the name of science that it got its avian lung from the ancestor of a monitor lizard 270 million years ago. “Well, it might have” is no excuse. Scientists need to stop imagining things; they need bigger vigor in their scientific rigor. Things no one could possibly ever know are being reported by science journals and news sites as things worthy of scientific faith.Here are some far-out speculations coming from science sites recently:Asteroid that killed dinosaurs might have sent life to Mars (BBC News).A roundworm’s mind may be the first step toward understanding the human brain (Live Science).One-way breathing may have evolved 270 million years ago (Live Science).An ancient “fig wasp” lived 100 million years before figs evolved (Science Daily).A meteor may have delivered the building blocks of life to Europa (Space.com).Exoplanet hunters may find ET by glut of alien corpses (New Scientist)Life was possible in the early universe in the cooling glow of the big bang (Nature News). This weakens the Anthropic Principle and the need for a multiverse.For the last claim in the list above, comments to PhysOrg‘s version of the story came from many who felt the subject was far too speculative and therefore unscientific.And yet these same priests and prophets of scientism, who take on the role of delivering scientific truths to the masses, routinely become filled with rage at critics of Darwinism, claiming they are enemies of science, that they don’t understand science, that they are religious nuts. Casey Luskin just reported on Evolution News & Views a new case where bullies threatened disruption of a non-credit, optional class on intelligent design vs. evolution, and succeeded in getting the administration to cancel the class (for fear of bad publicity). Hypocrites; the bullies belong to a group that calls itself the “Freethought Oasis.”Not a single one of the claims in the above list could be demonstrated by observation or experiment. The perhapsimaybecouldness index for each one is exorbitantly high to the point of fantasy. Any one of us could speculate wildly on similar subjects with equal credibility. Try it; it’s fun:
Dine With Khayelitsha fosters nationa building and social cohesion. (Image and video: Redbull Amaphiko)Nation building and social cohesion are some of the outcomes of South Africa’s National Development Plan or Vision 2030 – and it all comes together when ordinary people put in a little effort.Nine friends from Khayelitsha, in Cape Town, founded Dine With Khayelitsha, a monthly dinner hosted in Site C, Khayelitsha, which brings together people of different races and social classes. The aim is to have frank conversations about social issues and break down racial boundaries.“We’re just a bunch of kids trying to change the hood,” Mpumelelo Sefalane, a co-founder, told Redbull Amaphiko. “That’s what we’re doing with Dine With Khayelitsha.“When white people come to the township, they usually come for charity work or as tourists. We want to change that and create a space where they can come and we can discuss real issues, and show them what township life is really about.”THE HOSTINGThe group of friends host dinners at nine houses on the first Friday of each month. Each house has its own theme, anything from entrepreneurship and leadership to land reform. The programme is run according to the dinner’s menu.Learn about Dine With Khayelitsha:“During the first course we’ll introduce everyone to each other and have a little ice-breaker to calm everyone’s nerves. For the main course, we discuss the topic of the night,” Sefalane said.It’s not all talk and no show though.“We want people to actually implement what we’ve been discussing throughout the night. So during dessert we get everyone to share how they’re going to change whatever we’ve been talking about.”The dinners also offer isiXhosa classes thanks to a partnership with social enterprise Ubuntu Bridge.KEEPING IT LOCALEverything from the food consumed to the entertainment is sourced from local suppliers. The food is cooked by aspiring chefs in Khayelitsha and after the dinner, guests head to Vintage Lounge, a local night spot, to wind down.Sefalane and his team want to break out of South Africa and take the concept of Dine With across the continent and all over the world. “We want to take this internationally – whether it’s London or Abu Dhabi. That’s our biggest vision.”PLAY YOUR PARTAre you playing your part to help improve the lives of the people around you or the environment? Do you know of anyone who has gone out of their way to help improve South Africa and its people?If so, submit your story or video to our website and let us know what you are doing to improve the country for all.
Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedCelebrate a year of medieval heritage with the Treasure of the Temple Knights GeoTourAugust 15, 2019In “GeoTours”5 tips for planning your next vacation with geocachingJuly 31, 2017In “GeoTours”GeoTour completed? Souvenir earned!May 21, 2018In “News” You are…The Traveler!You are your own Travel Bug. Your Profile page is plastered with photos of you exploring the 7 Wonders of the World. Who needs a guidebook when you have geocaching to show you all the locals’ favorite spots?You’ll love this geocache: Thingvellir Kastalar (GC3168K)Your ultimate geocaching tools:Caches Along a Route is your geocaching trip planner! Tell us your destination and your route and Geocaching.com will tell you which geocaches are along the way.Be inspired to explore new places with Geocaching Souvenirs – gotta collect ‘em all! See the full list of your collected Souvenirs in your Profile.GeoTours take you to faraway (or sometimes not so faraway) places, and then guide you on custom tours of these destinations.Quick Tip for Traveling and Geocaching: Many GeoTours have passports that you can complete by finding all of the geocaches in that tour. Super secret hint: Completed passports can often be redeemed for awesome prizes. Make sure to print out the passport before you hit the trail. (You can usually find downloadable versions on the individual GeoTour’s website.)Do you have additional tips and tricks for your fellow Travelers? Tell us about them in the comments below. Don’t think this geocacher type fits you? Try taking the quiz again!
By BEN HARRISFor South Australia Heat, the National Youth Championships at Sunshine Coast Stadium are more than just a touch football tournament.The girls team in particular have had to overcome a significant hurdle that personally impacted many within the touch football community.The terrible skiing accident in July which left the Heat’s National Youth Championships girls captain Cody Gray a quadriplegic.Gray was to play at this event however, the wonders of modern technology has allowed her to have a different view.“Modern technology allows us to get her up on face-time and almost be in the sub box and she was barking instructions to the girls from Adelaide the other day,” South Australia Touch’s state operations manager Tim Wyld said.“The girls are holding up pretty well in a tough situation, we will see how we go but they are using it as a motivator.”On day one, the Heat won two of their three matches as they try to continue their impressive form.“It seems to be a gradual improvement. We are back-to-back [champions] in development states titles in the girls’ division and a fourth place in the girls T-League at the NTLs [National Touch League],” Wyld said.“Most of these girls played in that side too. We have a core group of girls who are going through together and it’s holding us in good stead.”Led by first-year coach Ellie Konopka, who played at the National Youth Championships last year, the Heat are making ground.“She is doing a fantastic job, and given the impact this team has had and the things she needs to deal with,” Wyld said.“A lot of coaches haven’t had to deal with that in their lifetime and in her first tournament, she has had to help out. “She has done a fantastic job, and it is great to see Mick [Gray] here too and continuing that mentoring role with her, I think she will be a fantastic coach.”There are plenty of ways to keep up-to-date with all of the latest results, news and information from the 2014 National Youth Championships (NYC). The Touch Football Australia and NYC websites will be updated regularly throughout the event with all of the latest information and can be found by clicking on the links below: www.nyc.mytouchfooty.com www.touchfootball.com.au All of Touch Football Australia’s social media pages will be regularly updated throughout the NYC event, so be sure to ‘like’ and ‘follow’ us by clicking on the links below. Facebook – www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustralia Twitter – www.twitter.com/touchfootyaus (be sure to use the hashtag #nationalyouthchamps) Instagram – www.instagram.com/touchfootballaustralia (be sure to use the hashtag #nationalyouthchamps) The TFA YouTube channel will also have highlights and game live streamed throughout the event. Please click on the link below to be taken to the channel, and be sure to become a subscriber to the channel – www.youtube.com/touchfootballausRelated LinksNational Youth Champs
Pulisic knows he must prove himself to Chelsea manager Lampardby Freddie Taylor10 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveChristian Pulisic says he has to prove himself to Chelsea manager Frank Lampard. The 21-year-old, signed from Borussia Dortmund in the summer, has been used sporadically by the Blues boss this season. And the American knows reputation alone won’t convince Lampard to give him playing time.Speaking to the Players’ Tribune, the winger said “If you can play, you can play and that’s why Dortmund was amazing for me, the coach always trusted me. But you’ve got to prove yourself maybe that extra mile.”I have to prove myself no matter what age I am.”I don’t feel like I’m some wonder boy anymore, I’ve been around and I think I’ve earned that respect at least and I’m in a new chapter and I’m going to prove myself.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say
Canada’s main stock index closed lower Tuesday while U.S. markets continued a streak of volatility with a late-day plunge that left all main indexes in the red.The sell-off in U.S. markets came a day after one of the best showings in more than two years to recover some of the heavy losses from last week.Tuesday’s return to a down market is part of a continuation of last week’s slide, as concerns on U.S. trade and policies put pressure on markets, said Sid Mokhtari, executive director of portfolio & technical research at CIBC Capital Markets.“It’s more of a follow through that we had from late last week, when we had the sell-off last Thursday and then more follow-through pressure on Friday.”The S&P/TSX composite index closed down 82.38 points to 15,216.18, led by declines in key financial and materials sectors.In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average closed down 344.89 points to 23,857.71. The S&P 500 index was down 45.93 points to 2,612.62 and the Nasdaq composite index was down 211.73 points to 7,008.81.The sell-off came despite easing fears on trade tensions that helped markets rise Monday, including some conciliatory signals from China and U.S. flexibility on steel and aluminum tariff exemptions.The declines look to be part of a wider shift in buyer attitudes in the market, where there’s a greater emphasis on selling and higher volumes on down days, said Mokhtari.“This is almost becoming a market that previously had a buy the dips… and now slowly you’re seeing investors focusing on selling the strength, and that’s becoming something more of a theme.”Mokhtari said the S&P 500 has been testing the 200-day moving average lately, and that if the index drops below that average it could trigger wider sales.“Once that level is breached or violated you’ll probably see a lot of accelerated selling.”The technology sector also weighed on markets Tuesday, with Twitter down 12 per cent and Facebook sliding another five per cent on continued scrutiny of data management practices.The Canadian dollar closed at 77.71 cents US, up 0.11 of a US cent.The May crude contract closed down 30 cents to US$65.25 per barrel and the May natural gas contract ended up six cents to US$2.71 per mmBTU.The April gold contract closed down US$13.00 to US$1,342.00 an ounce and the May copper contract was up three cents to US$3.00 a pound.
Wilson said there’s no evidence that any of Cohodes’ social media statements caused Badger stock to fall in the short term and, furthermore, the stock has gained about 20 percent since Cohodes began talking about it on Twitter in May 2017.ASC counsel Don Young countered that the interim ceases trade order was needed to prevent Cohodes from continuing his “protracted campaign” to harm Badger’s reputation for his eventual gain and actual share price erosion wasn’t integral to the case.He said the order would give the regulator time needed to complete an investigation into the short seller’s activities, pointing out that accusing Badger of illegal dumping was serious given that proper disposal of material is a vital part of the hydrovac excavating company’s business.Wilson said Badger has the option of pursuing a civil case against Cohodes but hasn’t, suggesting it’s because his remarks are protected by free speech law in both Canada and the United States. In a hearing on Wednesday morning, Calgary lawyer Andrew Wilson, acting for the California investor while he listened in by telephone, said the order requested by ASC staff was “deliberately rushed” and based on an incomplete evidence record.“Being a short seller is not unlawful. It actually does serve an important part in our capital markets,” said Wilson.“The public interest is not just Badger Daylighting. It’s much broader than that. It’s people who also want to say positive or negative things about companies and it’s understanding what role regulators are going to play in the market.”Short sellers sell a security they don’t own or have borrowed in hopes its market price will decline, enabling it to be bought back at a lower price to make a profit.Last week, staff for the regulator announced they would seek the order against Cohodes, an investor who has taken short positions in many companies including Home Capital Group of Toronto, because of statements he made about Badger. Those included a June 27th Twitter post containing a picture of a Badger truck as support for his allegation of its illegal dumping of toxic substances.The regulator said Cohodes has made numerous negative public claims over a period of more than a year, coinciding with the acquisition of his short position, accusing him of trying to artificially manipulate the price of Badger securities. CALGARY, A.B. – The Alberta Securities Commission has rejected a requested order to prevent American short-seller Marc Cohodes from trading shares in or providing misleading information about Calgary-based Badger Daylighting Ltd.In an oral decision released Wednesday afternoon, the provincial regulator said staff hadn’t proved there was an urgent need for the interim order to control Cohodes’ activity while a full investigation is undertaken.“There are insufficient grounds for us to exercise our jurisdiction to make any orders … Accordingly, we dismiss the application,” said Thomas Cotter, chair of the two-member ASC panel. Badger CEO Paul Vanderberg, who attended the hearing, said he would not comment on the outcome or the possibility of a civil suit against Cohodes.(THE CANADIAN PRESS)