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Huskies raise over $1,000 for Fort St John Hospital Foundation during special game on Saturday

first_imgAccording to Sabrina Trobak, of the Fort St. John Huskies, they were able to raise a total of $1,060.75 for the Hospital Foundation. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Huskies held their Men’s Health and Teddy Bear Toss game on Saturday, November 30, at the North Peace Arena. The Huskies had won Saturday night’s game with a score of 7-4 over the Dawson Creek Junior Canucks. Advertisement This special game was in support of the Fort St. John Hospital Foundation and the Fort St. John Salvation Army. center_img For the Teddy Bear Toss, which was taken over from the Fort St. John Senior Flyers, Trobak says the Huskies were able to donate 94 Teddy Bears to the Salvation Army. – Advertisement -The money was raised through the gate admission, 50/50 draw, various games, and beverage sales from Mighty Peace Brewing.last_img read more

Gym work pays off for Lee

first_imgLANCASTER – Jennifer Lee spent a significant portion of her summer in Antelope Valley College’ gym refining basketball skills she did not know she would get a chance to put to use. After riding the bench most of her freshman year on AVC’s women’s team, Lee had every reason to be discouraged. The former Palmdale High 3-point shooting specialist kept on AVC coach John Taylor to allow her to use the gym, where she spent hours practicing her shooting and doing ballhandling drills by herself around cones. “She was a pest,” Taylor said, “but a good pest.” Lee’s efforts have paid big dividends for her and the Marauders. Injuries to several players opened up a starting position at shooting guard, and Lee has taken advantage. On Saturday, she scored a career-high 18 points and added seven assists in a 71-42 Foothill Conference victory over San Bernardino Valley. After seeing just 15-20 minutes of playing all of last season in the Marauders’ state semifinal run, she has become the team’s feel-good story of this year. “This is one of the hardest working kids I’ve ever coached, and I couldn’t be happier about the success she’s having,” Taylor said. “She’s one of reasons why I stay in coaching.” Lee also is a big reason defending conference champion AVC (15-7 overall, 5-0 Foothill) is on course to defend its title. The Marauders look to complete the first round of conference play unbeaten when they play Barstow today at 5 p.m. “She was a big part of our success last season, too, and I’m not sure she even realizes it,” Taylor said. “She never complained, and she never even thought about quitting. She just went out and outworked everybody.” An excellent all-around athlete, Lee was a second-team all-conference women’s volleyball selection as a libero in first year of eligibility at AVC last fall. “She might be one of our best athletes and she could still have a future in basketball,” Taylor said. Redshirt: Injured sophomore guard/forward Rebecca Maessen, who has been sidelined all season with foot injury, received medical clearance to start jogging, but her status with AVC remains questionable. Maessen, a former Netherlands national team star who transferred to AVC from Trinity Valley College (Athens, Texas), has already accepted a scholarship offer from UC Irvine. A decision on her status is expected within a few days, Taylor said. “Odds are she’s probably going to redshirt,” Taylor said. “At this point, it’s hard to justify just playing 10 games for us.” Losing streak: The men’s basketball team (9-14, 2-4) reached new lows in an 84-49 loss Saturday to San Bernardino Valley. AVC lost its fourth consecutive conference game for the first time in coach Newton Chelette’s 17 years in charge. It was the most lopsided loss a Chelette-coached AVC team has experienced. Gideon Rubin, (818) 713-3607 gideon.rubin@dailynews.com AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


first_imgDonegal knitters are being sought to participate in a project commemorating women who’ve died under the care of maternity services at hospitals throughout the island of Ireland.They include eight women deemed to have suffered death through medical misadventure since 2006 while under maternity service care: Jennifer Crean, Evelyn Flanagan, Savita Halappanavar, Nora Hyland, Dhara Kivlehan, Tania McCabe, Bimbo Onanuga, and Sally Rowlette.Also commemorated will be women who’ve lost their lives in maternity services but who were either not accorded an inquest or whose inquest returned an open verdict. “At some point our services broke down irretrievably and what should have been avoidable maternity death became unavoidable,” said Jo Murphy-Lawless of Trinity College Dublin’s School of Nursing and Midwifery, an organiser of the event.The knitted commemorative wall hanging will include 9 x 30cm. squares for each of the women named above as well as a border made of elephants, “those natural midwives that form a circle around the labouring cow to protect and support her,” Ms. Murphy-Lawless said.Anyone who wishes to help with any aspect of this project is asked to contact Jo Murphy-Lawless at jlawless@tcd.ie or Julika Hudson at hudsonj@tcd.ie.DONEGAL KNITTERS SOUGHT FOR COMMEMORATION OF WOMEN WHO DIED IN MATERNITY SERVICES was last modified: March 26th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

The earliest Premier League title wins ever revealed and ranked

first_img =7. Leicester City completed their miracle season by winning the 2015/16 title with two matches left =14. Manchester United won the 2010/11 title in their penultimate game of the season =18. Manchester City won the 2011/12 title on the final day =7. Arsenal won their first Premier League title in 1997/98 with two games to spare =18. Manchester United won the 1995/96 title on the final day 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 =14. Arsenal won the 2001/02 title in their penultimate game of the season 24 24 =18. Manchester United won the 2007/08 title on the final day =7. Manchester United won the 1996/97 title with two games to play 24 =7. Manchester United won the 1993/94 title with two games remaining 24 24 =18. Chelsea won the 2009/10 title on the final day 24 =7. Manchester United won the first ever Premier League title in 1992/93 with two games to spare 24 24 24 =18. Manchester United won the 1998/99 title on the final day =7. Manchester United won the 2006/07 title with two games of the season remaining Man City have gone 11 points clear at the top of the Premier League table thanks to their win against Man United.It was the club’s 14th consecutive win and they are just so much better than everyone else.Their streak began with a 2-1 win at Bournemouth and they don’t look like stopping. So how early do you think the title can be wrapped up?REVEALED: The 30 biggest football clubs in BritainHere, talkSPORT looks at how early other teams have won the title. 24 =14. Manchester United won the 2008/09 title with one game to spare =7. Chelsea won the second of their Premier League titles in 2005/06 with two games still to play. They did the same in the 2016/17 season 24 24 =14. Manchester United won the 2002/03 title with one game left to play 24 =5. Chelsea won the 2014/15 title with three matches left to play =18. Manchester City won the 2013/14 title on the final day =18. Blackburn Rovers won the 1994/95 title on the final day 24 24 =5. Chelsea won their first Premier League title in the 2004/05 season with three games to spare =2. Arsenal’s Invincibles won the 2003/04 title with four matches remaining, going undefeated for the entire season 24 =2. Sir Alex Ferguson won the 2012/13 Premier League in his last season as Manchester United manager, doing so with four games still to be played =2. Manchester United were the first team to win the title with four games to spare, doing so in the 1999/00 season 1. Manchester United won the 2000/01 season with five matches still to be played. This remains the earliest ever title win since the start of the Premier Leaguelast_img read more

Man pleads guilty to using hammer during burglary at Burt home

first_imgA man has pleaded guilty to a burglary in Burt during which a hammer was produced.The accused, 24-year-old Adam Doherty, pleaded guilty to a number of charges when he appeared at Letterkenny Circuit Court. Doherty, of no fixed abode, pleaded guilty to burglary on May 16th last year at Lower Moness, Burt.Doherty also pleaded guilty to assault causing harm to Linda McCafferty during the incident.Other charges of criminal damage to two cars belonging to Ms McCafferty as well as damage to an exterior door were also put to Doherty. He also pleaded guilty to these.Doherty indicated through his barrister Mr Peter Nolan, instructed by solicitor Rory O’Brien, that he did not want a probation report undertaken.Mr Nolan added that his client wanted the matter dealt with as quickly as possible.The court was told that a victim impact statement would have to be sought from the injured party.Judge John Aylmer adjourned the case until next Tuesday.Man pleads guilty to using hammer during burglary at Burt home was last modified: January 30th, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Adam DohertyburglarydonegalHAMMERInishowenlast_img read more


first_imgLiam Doherty beats his IT Tallaght opponent in Letterkenny IT in teh Quarter Final of the Colleges & Universities Football League Division 1. LyIT went on to win 1-0 with a Paul McVeigh goal, (Photo Paddy Gallagher)Paul McVeigh’s 27th minute goal proved the difference in the CUFL Quarter Final played out on a good surface at Letterkenny IT on Wednesday. Their opponents, IT Tallaght got to the Quarter Final spot having reached 3rd position in the Division 1 South section of the league.The Tallaght men travelled in the hope of at least a draw thinking that the extra time set down for this decider would favour their more experienced side, which included a compliment of League of Ireland players. A concentrated 15 minutes in the opening half saw Tallaght press the Letterkenny defence many times, Peter Doherty and Feargal Harkin in particular can be credited with taking the pressure and eventually creating good set up play for Darragh McDaid in the middle of the park to find Larkin and McVeigh in the front line of attack.Credit must be given to McVeigh in particular who shipped a lot of tackles from Tallaght’s Dan Devine, a member of the CFAI International from last year and a player of considerable ability. Mc Veigh won the battle outright as the afternoon progressed.Lyit: Peter Burke, Michael Kusigbagbe, Feargal Harkin, Peter Doherty, Caolan McDaid, Daire McDaid, Liam Doherty, Darren Gallagher, pau McVeigh, Dean larkin, Anthony Appiah, Keelan McElwaine, Ross Coughlan, Ryan Connolly, Brian McVeigh, Mark McElhinney, Daniel Doherty, Cian Mullighan, Subs used Ryan Connolly, Cian Mulligan, Keelan McElwaine.Tallaght: Darren Brennan, Cranny Ola, Mark O Hagan, Karl Malone, Dan Devine, Eddie Eibno, Ruari Rotane, Abrem Crossai, Rob Meers, Jamie Mulhall, Ian Fowley, Dean Doyle, Ciaran Rafter, Phil Abinasde, SOCCER: LYIT MAKE IT TO SEMI-FINALS was last modified: November 26th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Injunctions curbing gangs said `quick fix’

first_img “This is a violent street gang responsible for crimes over the years ranging from vandalism to murder,” said Vuncanon. “We needed a tool to fight them. The injunction is a great tool because it tells gang members that there are certain crimes that would normally be lawful are now unlawful.” Police say calls for service have gone down dramatically since the injunction. Residents say they feel safer. “It’s way better now,” said Esparanza Navarro, 21, who lives near Chet Holifield Park. “Back then, it was real bad. You couldn’t walk the streets. Now, I see the cops more – especially the gang unit.” Citywide, all crimes but rape decreased slightly in the first six months of 2005, compared with the first six months of 2004, according to arrest reports. However, juvenile crimes have increased this year, according to Couso-Vasquez. UC Irvine and USC researchers found that gang injunctions offer positive short-term results, but are less effective for longer-term remediation, according to a study, “It’s Getting Crazy Out There: Can a Civil Gang Injunction Change a Community?” Released in September, the report focused on the city of San Bernardino. “What we found was that people reported being less intimidated in the streets and less hassled,” said its co-author, Karen Hennigan. “What we didn’t find was any increase in community cohesiveness, such as trusting your neighbors and having a sense of community.” The report recommended that, to prevent things from eventually going back to the way they were, community programs such as job training and education should supplement the injunction. Probation Officer Billy Pope works with gang members in Santa Fe Springs. “Kids need something to do, someone to love and something to look forward to. Gangs can provide that,” he said. “The gang fulfills basic needs of children. But we need to provide that for them instead of gangs, with a collaboration between schools, residents and city officials.” sandy.mazza@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3026160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! MONTEBELLO – A year after the city imposed an injunction against its most active gang, crime has decreased and residents say they feel safer. However, some officials and researchers caution that the immediate results of the injunction could be deceptive. The injunction restricts gang members from congregating in the greater Montebello area, particularly the southern portion of the city and Chet Holifield Park. If caught by deputies in those areas, gang members can be served with the injunction and arrested on a misdemeanor charge, which can carry a sentence such as jail time or community service. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “We find their turf – where they congregate – and designate it a safe area,” said Montebello Police Department Chief Garry Couso-Vasquez. “If we catch two gang members walking down the street, they are served with the injunction and arrested if they violate that injunction. The feedback I get is that residents feel safer now.” The area designated by the injunction is determined by police and courts and based on crime reports. While gang injunctions are common in Los Angeles, they are unusual in the Whittier area. Montebello is one of the first local cities to impose the restriction, though its popularity is spreading. Hawaiian Gardens, Florence and Compton will soon adopt similar measures. In Montebello, the injunction can be served to gang members who are outside after the 10 p.m. curfew without a legitimate reason and if they are intimidating residents, among other things. So far, about 25 arrests have been made through the injunction, said Montebello police Detective Andy Vuncanon. Those arrests included charges involving narcotics, being outside after curfew and carrying graffiti implements. last_img read more

Delight as Coillte withdraw plans to put road through squirrel habitat

first_imgA Donegal community is celebrating after Coillte agreed to back out of a plan to put a road through a forest which is home to a colony of red squirrels.Locals living close to Lis na Gra woods in Muff on the Inishowen Peninsula had feared the plans would drive away the animals.The group were supported in their campaign by RTE’s ‘Living With Wildlife’ presenter Colin Stafford-Johnson. The state forestry agency had plans to put a road through theforest to access a crop of Sitka Spruce trees which they planned toharvest.But today campaigners were left delighted when Coillte revealed they will be using a different entry to the woods.A current planning application will be withdrawn and plans for a new access road away from the squirrels’ habitat will be submitted.The 100-acre forest is home to a family of dozens of the red squirrelsand has become a visiting point for thousands of families hoping tocatch a glimpse of the animals. Emmy Award-winning film-maker Stafford was one of more than 2,500people who have signed a petition to save the squirrels.Local businessman and environmentalist, Bren Whelan, says the campaign has been a huge success.“I’m delighted that there has been a positive outcome to our discussions with Coillte representatives at Lis Na Gra last week”.“A withdrawal of their planning application to build a forest road is the best possible outcome for the woodlands and its wildlife”“The amount of support from both the public and media, for the woodland at Lis Na Gra, is reflective of Lis na Gra’s unique status in not only Donegal, but also on the island of Ireland as a sanctuary for the native red squirrels, plus many other wildlife species “ “This has been a collective community effort, which caught the attention of people and the media all across Ireland and the UK.“Going forward I am encouraged that Coillte’s plans for the future of Lis na Gra look positive for the woodlands and wildlife within”“I’d like to take this opportunity to thank John Murray and Colin Stafford-Johnston of the award winning wildlife documentary Wild Ireland, who assisted greatly in supporting this campaign.”Delight as Coillte withdraw plans to put road through squirrel habitat was last modified: November 22nd, 2017 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Colin Stafford-Johnsondonegalsquirrelslast_img read more

Mpumalanga’s pioneering spirit

first_imgDelegates at the recent Brand South Africa Stakeholder Summit in Mpumalanga included, from left, Pinkie Nqeto, Belu Mdlalo, Lindiwe Ngcobo, MEC Norman Mokoena, Miller Matola and Paresh Pandya. (Image: Nicky Rehbock)Brand South Africa recently extended its reach to the east of the country by encouraging all residents of Mpumalanga province to help build the nation’s reputation, or brand, and position it for global competitiveness.“Nation-branding can close the gap between rich and poor nations. Countries that are very good at branding are also the wealthiest, competing for their share of investors, consumers and visitors in a global economy,” the Brand South Africa’s Dimape Serenyane said at the Brand South Africa Stakeholder Summit in Mbombela, formerly known as Nelspruit.“If we all act with unity of purpose, we will contribute to growing our reputation in South Africa and internationally,” he added.Initiated by Brand South Africa and taking place in each of the nine provinces, the summits aim to increase regional participation in the nation-branding effort and encourage active citizenship – which, in turn, will help position the country as a top investment and tourism destination.Addressing summit delegates, Mpumalanga’s MEC for Economic Development, Environment and Tourism Norman Mokoena said: “We are happy to welcome Brand South Africa to our province to share ideas on improving the image – or the brand, if you wish – of South Africa.“This will help to build a better country and would be to the benefit of all of us in the east of the country.”With a regional economy built on tourism, agriculture and mining, Mpumalanga needs greater access to export markets, investors and more tourists in order for it to grow, Mokoena said.The province attracted 1.4-million international tourists in 2009 and generated 800 000 domestic trips in 2009. Its 2016 vision is to attract 2.8-million international tourists and generate 8-million domestic trips, according to the MEC.“A positive identity or favourable reputation will promote and consolidate Mpumalanga’s global competitiveness,” Mokoena added, provided there are enabling government policies and support from every resident in the province.Having an outward vision and an international presence will lead to inbound benefits, the MEC said.“Being globally competitive allows us to address our socio-economic challenges – including unemployment – at home.”Despite these challenges, Mpumalanga is one of the powerhouses of South Africa with a regional economy comparable to the total GDP of Tanzania, Iceland, Panama or Jordan – and more than twice the size of Botswana and Zimbabwe’s economy.The province is blessed with deposits of coal, gold, chrome, manganese and iron ore; and boasts a thriving agricultural sector that produces maize, citrus, subtropical fruit, sugar, tobacco, cotton, wool, nuts and dry beans.Mpumalanga is also known for its paper and pulp industry, timber and manufacturing base which produces fertilisers, tar products and petrochemicals – among other goods.“It is up to all of us to pool our significant resources, our experience, our depth of knowledge and our creativity to collectively market our destination to an exceptionally lucrative global market,” Mokoena said.Showcasing local innovationEach summit presents South Africans who, through their work and community initiatives, are already active ambassadors for the country. These individuals epitomise the unique characteristics, or pillars, of the South African brand – ubuntu, diversity, sustainability, possibility and innovation.Strong, successful nations “draw on their comparative advantages – or brand pillars – to attract the people, businesses and investment they need to stimulate growth”, Serenyane said.Mpumalanga’s Bird Machines is at the forefront of showing how local innovation can boost a province’s regional economy and thus help the country at large to be more globally competitive.The company was established in 1952, designing and developing equipment for the agricultural industry in South Africa. Many of its machine designs are still used in the agricultural sector today, according to the company.Over the years the company shifted to specialising in mining machinery, where it now focuses all its efforts. With more than 80% of the country’s coal being sourced in Mpumalanga, Bird Machines is ideally situated to exploit opportunities offered by the local market.Its entire product range – including towing vehicles, articulated vehicles, load-haul dumpers, graders and concrete mixers – is manufactured in the province.“The Bird Machines philosophy is based on quality products, exceptional service, and innovative solutions to customers’ needs,” said sales manager Mike Brueton.So successful has this approach been, that the company has been able to break into markets elsewhere in Africa and overseas. Its export destinations include Zimbabwe, Botswana, China, Chile, Zambia, Argentina and Australia. “We’re also making inroads into Peru and Tanzania as well,” he added.Bird Machines’ reputation received a boost recently when the company tendered in Chile to supply readymix concrete vehicles to the underground mining sector there.“We competed against suppliers from Germany, Finland and Canada and emerged as the company of choice,” Brueton said.last_img read more

Cartoon: The Thin #FF0000 Line

first_imgMore Noise to Signal. 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… rob cottingham Related Posts 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout Tags:#Cartoons#web Are you finding the same thing I am? Where you’re having a casual conversation with a friend, and you’re in the middle of saying something… well, not exactly secret, but not the sort of thing you want shared with the world… and you stop dead, suddenly worried that it might end up in their Twitter stream?When I’m talking to someone with a blog, a Twitter feed or even a Facebook account (which, these days, means nearly everyone), I’m often just a little guarded. I have my own guidelines and boundaries when I’m dealing with other people’s information – basically, if there’s any ambiguity, I ask permission before I share – but I know other people draw the line differently.Sometimes they’ll reveal a confidence but change a few details to protect identities. Or maybe they’d never do that, but they’ll readily tag an embarrassing party photo of you on Facebook.While some people lay down hard and fast rules about the new online etiquette, the reality is things are still a lot more fluid than many of us realize. You’ve just had lunch with a potential client; do you tweet that? You shot a hilarious video at the company picnic; do you upload it? And do we all just assume we’re all on the record, 24-7, until and unless we agree otherwise?Several years into the social media revolution, we’re still only making baby steps toward some kind of shared understanding of the terrain we’re walking on together. And in some ways, netiquette seems as nebulous a concept as ever. 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People…last_img read more