Glacier gymnasts shine on Kootenay Zone Championship stage

first_imgIn the Girl’s Provincial Level 2 Category, 8-10 year age group Brianne Stefani finished second on floor, and third on vault and beam.In the Girl’s Provincial Level 2 Category, 11-12 year age group Alexis Dyck placed first on vault, bars and beam, second on floor, and first All Around, while Olivia Kelly placed fourth on vault and bars.In the Girl’s Provincial Level 2 Category, 13-14 year age group Sara Tolles finished second on vault, and third on floor while Victoria Lawrence-Jeffery placed first on bars, beam and floor, third on vault and first All Around.In the Girl’s Provincial Level 2 Category, 15-years+ age group Julie Poetsch came first on vault and bars, third on beam, and first All Around. Casmin McCatty finished second on vault and beam and Chultim O’Neill finished second on floor, third vault and bars, and second All Around. Bronwyn Sutherland placed first on beam and floor and third All Around.  Rebecca Benner placed third on floor and Maddie Sternloff placed 5th on bars.In the Girl’s Provincial Level 3 Category, 8-12 year age group Senna Moroney placed first on beam and floor, second on vault and bars and second All Around.In the Girl’s Provincial Level 3 Category, 13 years+ age group Ella Keelan placed first on vault and bars, third on beam and floor and second All Around.  Kylee Dyck finished first on beam, second on bars and floor, third on vault and first All Around.  Jasmine Schacher came in second on vault and beam, third on bars and finished third All Around.The Kootenay Championships culminate what has been a very successful competitive season for Glacier athletes.The focus now is to prepare for the club’s Year End Show. This event showcases the athletes’ tumbling skills and is definitely worth watching. Show dates are June 18-19 in the gym.  For more information please contact us at 352-2227 or More than 200 athletes from throughout the region were at the Glacier Club in the Civic Centre to compete in the Kootenay Zone Gymnastics Championships. Gymnasts from Creston, Trail, Castlegar and Cranbrook joined athletes from the host Glacier Club for two days of competition beginning Saturday.In the Boy’s Provincial Level 3 Category Oliver McDougall-Eisele placed first on floor, rings, vault, parallel bars and horizontal bar, and first All Around.  River Murphy placed first on pommel horse, second on vault and parallel bars, and second All Around. Noah Daigle-Arsenault placed second on floor and rings, third on pommel horse, parallel and horizontal bar, and third All Around.  Sam Fisher finished second on pommel horse, third on floor and vault and Chris Lawrence-Jeffery finished second on horizontal bar and third on rings and parallel bars. Matthew Bullen placed fourth on floor and pommel horse and Ruedi Kelsch finished fourth on parallel bars.In the Girl’s Provincial Level 1 Category, 10-year age group Brynn McTague placed first on vault and third on bars.In the Girl’s Provincial Level 1 Category, 11-year age group Maika Houde placed first on beam and vault, third on floor and second All Around while Versailles McGeady-Bruce finished second on vault and beam, and third All Around.  Gwen McCrory placed first on floor and Elisa Clark placed second on floor, and third on beam.In the Girl’s Provincial Level 1 Category, 12 year age group Teagan McTague came first on vault, bars, beam, third on floor, and first All Around while Sarah Quinn came first on floor, and third on beam.In the Girl’s Provincial Level 1 Category, 13-14 year age group Zoe Crisfield finished third on beam and floor.In the Girl’s Provincial Level 1 Category, 15 years+ age group Arianna Murphy-Steed placed first on vault, bars and floor, and first All Around while Megan Poetsch placed first on beam, second on vault, bars and floor, and second All Around.last_img read more

Rice farmers forced to hire pontoons to move rice

first_imgMahaicony inaccessible damsDespite proposed increased charges by the Mahaica, Mahaicony, Abary/ Agriculture Development Authority (MMA/ADA) for services offered to farmers in Region Five (Mahaica-Berbice), rice farmers are being forced to find alternative ways to transport their paddy from the rice field.This is as a result of the deplorable access dam in the area; such severe conditions that farmers have been forced to transport their paddy by river using pontoons. The rice farmers who spoke with Guyana Times said this new transportation method has attracted additional expenses and many of the farmers will not be able to recover their production cost.Over 300 acres of paddy is still to be harvested in the Mahaicony Creek area.Meanwhile, the MMA has increased land rental, as well as drainage and irrigation charges in the area which farmers said will only put additional financial burdens on them.According to one farmer, should he pay those imposed charges, he will be forced to abandon his lands because of the many financial constraints being faced. Regional Chairman Vickchand Ramphal met with the affected farmers on Thursday.According to Ramphal, there is urgent need to have the continuation of the access dam upgraded to an all-weather road, up to the community of Pine Ground. This, he said, was proposed in the 2018 Budget proposals; however, it was not approved. He indicated that this must be a priority in the 2019 budget.Ramphal added the Government needs to subsidise these farmers by providing fuel, fertiliser and seed paddy, as was previously done by the past Administration. He noted that the MMA also must withdraw the unconscionable increase of land rental and drainage and irrigation charges since farmers across the region would have suffered losses to their crop because of little or no maintenance works done to access dams and drainage and irrigation canals.Meanwhile, the National Drainage and Irrigation Authority has provided assistance with one excavator to load the paddy onto the pontoon. However, farmers have to pay the off-loading, transportation and other charges.A total of about 600 acres of paddy is still to be harvested in the Mahaicony/Mahaica area, with a further 2000 acres in the MMA Scheme still in the fields. Farmers there are being forced to use animal-drawn carts to get their paddy out of the fields because tractors cannot get through the dams.Ramphal added that had the A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) Councillors and Regional Executive Officer Ovid Morrison been attending Regional Democratic Council (RDC) meetings, those issues could have been addressed and some of the dams would have been fixed in time for harvesting. He says he will be taking the farmers’ issues up with Agriculture Minister Noel Holder and urged the region’s Councillors to put the interest of the citizens first and stop beating the desk at the RDC meetings. (Andrew Carmichael)last_img read more

Lakers left with spar parts

first_imgAlready beaten by the Pistons, the Lakers were broken when forward Brian Cook engaged in a furious shouting match with assistant coach Brian Shaw after Jackson removed Cook from the game for a perceived act of insubordination. Jackson called for Cook to check in for Lamar Odom with 1:25 left in the third quarter, then removed him immediately after he believed Cook intentionally deposited his warm-up top in the coach’s lap on his way to the scorer’s table. Jackson sent Andrew Bynum to replace Cook, who returned to the bench without playing a second. Once the quarter ended, Cook blew up during the timeout and Odom had to step in to keep him and Shaw separated. “We talked about it just now after the game and he apologized,” Jackson said. “That’s not in character for Brian to do that but he’s frustrated. He hasn’t been playing in the regular rotation now. There’s some things that’s about that that’s not unnatural.” Ever since Odom returned from a sprained knee ligament, Cook has struggled to find playing time. He signed a three-year, $10.5 million contract extension before the season opener, started 17 games while Odom was injured but after Thursday has not played in three of six games on this trip. “Anybody who knows me, they know I’m passionate about the game to the fullest extent,” Cook said. “I practice hard, I play hard, I work hard in the summer. I love my teammates. I’m a team player. I think (Jackson) knows that about me. “I met with him afterwards and we settled it. I told him I didn’t mean to do it. He said that he wants to do what’s best for me. He’s going to use me at the times he wants to use me. That’s what I have to deal with is him using me the way he wants to. “I’ve dealt with it all year. I’ve dealt with it for three years. It’s nothing new for me. I look forward to dealing with it for three more years.” Cook also had a heated discussion with trainer Gary Vitti during a timeout with 8:58 left. He rejoined the huddle during timeouts but did not play even as the Lakers trailed by as many as 20points in the quarter. “You just try to nullify the situation,” Shaw said. “There’s always points in a game where your emotions get high. Sometimes you do or say things that you don’t necessarily mean but you get caught up in the moment. I just felt like I needed to kind of address the situation and see if I could make it go away. Things happen.” It was the second shouting match for the Lakers on this trip. Odom and Sasha Vujacic had a fiery exchange during a fourth quarter timeout of last Friday’s game at Indiana. But Jackson said he wasn’t concerned that the Lakers were coming apart after 11 days on the road. “I need players to be emotional about the game, want to play, to be desirous of getting in the ballgame and do their part,” Jackson said. “Brian’s one of those guys that is and he’s frustrated because he’s not getting an opportunity right now and he did. “He had a regular rotation up until a couple weeks ago. But right now he’s out. That’s OK. That’s part of what you do.” The Lakers didn’t fare much better on the court, where they lost to the Pistons for the eighth consecutive time at the Palace. Only two Ronny Turiaf free throws with 25.9 seconds remaining saved the Lakers from their lowest scoring game of the season. “We just got our butts kicked by a veteran team,” Odom said. “They really made us look young.” The Lakers unraveled in the third quarter. Smush Parker drew a three-shot foul but missed twofree throws with the chance to make it a six-point game. Kobe Bryant also had a terrible time handling the ball, committing four turnovers and having a shot blocked. Chauncey Billups twice stripped Bryant in the quarter and blocked his shot. The Pistons scored four times at the other end after Bryant lost the ball. Bryant finished with 18 points but made just 5 of 13 shots and had eight turnovers in all. “Detroit plays great defense with their hands and they were able to get in Kobe’s game tonight, grab his arm, grab the ball, knock it out of his hands,” Jackson said. “It was frustrating for him, but we have to go around that stuff, we have to play beyond it.” (818) 713-3610 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – Before the Lakers set out on this eight-game road trip, their longest since December 1989, coach Phil Jackson framed it for his team in terms of bringing them together or tearing them apart. After watching the scene that unfolded on the bench between the third and fourth quarters of Thursday night’s 93-78 loss to the Detroit Pistons, it was hard not to conclude that the Lakers were coming apart at the seams. last_img read more

Meetings 2/20

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Here is a list of upcoming neighborhood council meetings: Arleta Neighborhood Council, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the auditorium at Beachy Elementary School, 9757 Beachy Ave., Arleta. Call (818) 896-5860. Reseda Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. Tuesday at Canoas Banquet Hall (use rear entrance), 18136 Sherman Way, Reseda. Call (818) 832-7540 or see Encino Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. Wednesday at Encino Chamber of Commerce, 4933 Balboa Blvd., Encino. Call (818) 255-1040. Canoga Park Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. Wednesday at Canoga Park Community Center, 7248 Owensmouth Ave., Canoga Park. Call (818) 416-0554. Panorama City Neighborhood Council (forming), 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the second-floor meeting room at the Mission Community Hospital medical building, 14860 Roscoe Blvd., Panorama City. Call (818) 374-9895. Granada Hills North Neighborhood Council, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 27 at Van Gogh Elementary School, 17160 Van Gogh St., Granada Hills. Call (818) 360-4346 or see Tarzana Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. Feb. 28 at Tarzana Elementary School, 5726 Topeka Drive, Tarzana. Call (818) 345-1966 or see West Hills Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. March 1 at the 911 Communication Center, 23001 Roscoe Blvd., West Hills. Call (818) 719-8656 or see North Hills East Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. March 6 in the auditorium at Sepulveda Middle School, 15330 Plummer St., North Hills. Call (818) 891-0060. Van Nuys Neighborhood Council, 7 p.m. March 8 in Room 1B at the Marvin Braude Constituents Service Center, 6262 Van Nuys Blvd., Van Nuys. Call (818) 908-1840. Granada Hills South Neighborhood Council, 6 p.m. March 10 in the conference room at Granada Hills Public Library, 10640 Petit Ave., Granada Hills. Call (818) 321-6259 or see Notices of neighborhood council meetings are published every Monday. Send information two weeks in advance, including time, date, location and a phone number. Fax to (818) 713-0058 or send e-mail to last_img read more


first_imgRosses AC News:There were some fine performances from our four athletes at the National Juvenile Championships in Tullamore last weekend. Emilly Croke, Roshine N.S. finished 4th in the U-13 Shot Putt with a great throw of 10.18m. Emma Moloney, Keadue N.S. finished 7th in the U-12 Turbo Javelin with another fine throw of 20.18m and was the best Ulster competitor on the day. Patrick Marry, Annagry N.S. finished 7th in the U-13 High Jump with 1.25m while his brother Thomas finished 8th in the U-16 Discus with a p.b. throw of 33.23m. Well done to all.Congratulations to Derek Gillespie and Claire who got married on Thursday. Derek, a member of Rosses AC for many years is still the holder of the Donegal Senior Men’s High Jump record and is the current National Indoor High Jump champion in the Masters M1 category. All at Rosses AC wish Derek and Claire every happiness.There was a great turn out for the Marathon talk in the center in Dore last week. The group have kicked off a marathon group for the Dublin marathon, which the basis of the group being people who are looking to do their first marathon or run close to 4 hours. The plan is based around a 17 week program. Anybody looking to be part of this group is very welcome – contact Paul McGee on 0879256528.Any information for notes please email or text on 0866003527.ROSSES AC – EMILLY CROKE PERFORMS SUPERBLY AT NATIONAL JUVENILE CHAMPIONSHIPS was last modified: July 8th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:athleticsNoticesROSSES ACSportlast_img read more


first_imgMcElhinneys are celebrating being voted the BEST Independent store in UK and Ireland by hosting a TWO day Family-Fun Weekend. The award-winning store, based in Ballybofey scooped the prestigious award at Drapers Independents Awards ceremony in London a fortnight ago.It was stunning recognition for McElhinneys, and to be voted the BEST Independent store in the UK and Ireland reiterates why it’s been regarded as one of the BEST department stores in Ireland for decades. To celebrate their hosting a two-day Family-Fun event, which will have face painters, stilt walkers and many more activities for the children to enjoy.They’re also having a whopping 20% discount on many items in-store, so it promises to be a fantastic weekend.Highland Radio DJ Lee Gooch will be in attendance and they’ll be lots of giveaways and prizes on over the two days.The Family-Fun weekend kicks-off tomorrow FRIDAY, so make sure to drop in to McElhinneys this weekend for the big party. MCELHINNEYS HOST TWO DAY FAMILY FUN WEEKEND TO CELEBRATE WINNING PRESTIGIOUS AWARD was last modified: October 9th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:BusinessFeaturesMCELHINNEYSnewslast_img read more

Big Apple hosts big show

first_img The show’s highlights included a performance by Garth Brooks in the middle of Times Square. In front of frenzied fans, Brooks sang “Good Ride Cowboy,” a tribute to his friend and fellow country singer Chris Ledoux, who died of liver cancer this year. New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg appeared, and other comments and quips also helped infuse the city in the show. Vince Gill did his best Bronx accent when he joked, “There’s, like, a rule here in New York, that you can’t do a show without a guy named Vinnie.” But it was mainly a Nashville party, which pop’s stars joined as well. Jones played piano while Willie Nelson sang “Still Crazy After All These Years,” and Simon joined the pair and sang “Crazy.” Even Elton John conformed to country, singing “Turn the Lights Out When You Leave” with Dolly Parton. The pair also sang John Lennon’s “Imagine.” Womack and Brad Paisley led all award nominees with six each, though Paisley went home empty-handed. Keith Urban was a dual winner, winning entertainer of the year and male vocalist of the year. Toby Keith won music video of the year for “As Good As I Once Was”; Wilson won best female vocalist. And Dierks Bentley won the Horizon Award for emerging artists. Jon Randall and Bill Anderson won song of the year for “Whiskey Lullaby,” sung by Alison Krauss and Paisley. “I’ve probably been writing songs in Nashville longer than anybody. My first co-writer was Andrew Jackson,” Anderson joked. The CMA show’s move was designed to raise its profile in New York City. While country generates plenty of multiplatinum superstars and New York is one of its top markets in terms of album sales, it lacks a major presence, including a radio station devoted to the genre. The move was a one-time stint; the show will return to Nashville for its 40th anniversary next year. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! NEW YORK – The CMA Awards held its first shindig in New York with its country twang intact Tuesday night, as Madison Square Garden was transformed into the Grand Ole Opry with rootsy performances from Lee Ann Womack, Gretchen Wilson, Sara Evans and Rascal Flatts. Appropriately, Womack emerged as the leader with three wins, including album of the year for “There’s More Where That Came From.” The album marked her return to more traditional country music after a detour through pop-infused material. “Oh, my God, I love country music!” Womack shouted as she accepted her award for single of the year for “I May Hate Myself In the Morning,” a bittersweet ballad. Earlier in the evening, she won for best musical event for her duet with George Strait, “Good News, Bad News.” Backstage, she said she hoped her wins would encourage more of her kind of country music. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “Sometimes I think we are scared of real country music, but a message like what was in that song, that transcends any boundaries, and a great song is a great song,” said Womack of “I May Hate Myself.” The Country Music Association uprooted the awards show from its traditional home in Nashville to shine in New York’s international spotlight at one of the city’s most famous venues. Although New York’s skyline was the visual backdrop for the show and the ceremony had appearances by such noncountry names as Billy Joel, Bon Jovi and Norah Jones, Nashville’s influence wasn’t diluted in the process. Country music has been criticized in years past for drifting more toward pop, but it seemed the evening’s performers were determined to “keep it country” in the Big Apple. Even country’s most mainstream couple, Faith Hill and Tim McGraw, seemed retro with their performance of “Like We Never Loved at All.” The show kicked off with a fitting performance by Big & Rich, who have shaken up country by mixing various genres, including hip-hop, in their music. The pair performed “Comin’ to Your City,” crooning: “We’re comin’ to New York City, we’re gonna play our guitar and sing you a country song.” last_img read more

Dinosaur Family Tracks Discovered

first_imgA set of dinosaur tracks of different sizes pointing in the same direction has been found on the Isle of Skye, reports the BBC News.  It seems to indicate one adult and 10 juveniles, all of the same species, were moving together.  To Neil Clark, curator of the Glasgow Museum, these tracks tell a story – not only that a mom hatched her young, but that they continued their family ties for some time: “It’s extremely rare to find evidence of post-hatching parental care in dinosaurs,” he said.  “To my knowledge, there are no other examples of ornithopod prints showing juveniles and adults moving as a group like this.  There is certainly evidence of juvenile ornithischian dinosaurs with adults from the same geological horizon, but not with such a clear relationship.”Observation: tracks of various sizes moving in one direction.  Conclusion: this was a loving family of dinosaurs, with loyal children gently following their tender mother up the beach.  Are such stories justified by the evidence?  Why not try my version: “Run, kids!  The water’s rising!”(Visited 12 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

SA-Branded taxis back on the streets of London Courtesy Nedbank and IMC London

first_imgBrand South Africa and Nedbank, under Mark Weston, now has five co-branded taxis on the streets of London.last_img

SABC launches 24-hour news channel

first_img2 August 2013 The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) launched its 24-hour news channel on Thursday, kicking off its first broadcast on DStv’s channel 404 at 6pm. DStv, Multichoice’s multi-channel African digital satellite service, was launched in 1995. Speaking at the launch at the SABC’s studios in Johannesburg, President Jacob Zuma said the new channel would advance the constitutional right of South Africans to have diversified news. The new channel came at the right time as the country prepared to celebrate 20 years of democracy, Zuma said, adding that he hoped it would cover more than just crime stories, and showcase what “this beautiful country has achieved in recent years”. Communications Minister Yunus Carrim said the new channel would help to close the “information divide” in the country, while winning back viewers for the broadcaster. While there were those who had reservations about the channel’s financial sustainability, he said that “such channels are a risk all over the world”. He added that the broadcaster would remain independent even though it the new channel was broadcasting on pay-television. It is envisaged that the channel will reach roughly 20-million viewers. Source: read more