Peace River Regional District News Letter

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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.” [email protected] (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

University extends reach across Africa

first_img25 August 2014The University of Cape Town (UCT) has launched a suite of online postgraduate programmes as part of a strategic initiative that will enable students across Africa to study with high-touch interactive support.UCT’s Faculty of Commerce‚ in partnership with online education company GetSmarter‚ is now offering three postgraduate qualifications online‚ in “blended learning” mode, as part of the Across Africa initiative. Blended learning combines the use of a flexible and cutting-edge interactive online education platform with face-to-face learning.The Postgraduate Diploma in Management in Marketing and the Advanced Diploma in Business Project Management will start in February 2015, with applications currently exceeding 145 and 111 respectively. The UCT Board Course will also be available via online format.“With an interactive high-touch design, our Across Africa programmes encourage styles of learning and engagement that go well beyond what can be implemented in the traditional lecture hall,” Don Ross, dean of UCT’s Faculty of Commerce, said at the media launch of the Across Africa educational initiative last week.“Rich, real-time student communication with lecturers, tutors and one another during all stages of learning is now possible.”The Across Africa learning model combines the use of a cutting-edge interactive online platform with a high-touch support model, which provides learners with direct access not only to their fellow students, but also a dedicated course coach (an academic) and a course instructor (an industry expert).Across Africa MD Jacques Rousseau commented: “Having road-tested the Across Africa online education platform myself in teaching a class of 1 500 students, it is clear that students appreciate – and greatly benefit from – the opportunity to work on their own schedules, as well as to receive peer and instructor support virtually on-demand.”The launch of the programmes has the potential to exponentially increase access to education. Currently, UCT is limited by its face-to-face intake. Diploma programmes in the commerce faculty are currently limited to about 80 students, whereas in the Across Africa format there is scope for class sizes in the hundreds.The Centre for Higher Education Transformation, which lists South African public higher education key data, indicates that there are over 2.7-million school leavers who have not undertaken education or training, or who are unemployed.“The provision of online education in South Africa allows universities such as UCT to expand the access of high-quality education beyond campus borders in an attempt to lessen these figures and to provide continuing education for graduates,” the university said in a statement.“UCT moved swiftly since the government granted it the right to offer distance learning qualifications last year. This was partly thanks to the university’s preparation to move in that direction through the presentation of short courses in partnership with GetSmarter.”GetSmarter CEO Sam Paddock said the cutting-edge delivery mode of UCT’s industry-aligned programmes gave working professionals the opportunity to retain full-time employment and advance a career in their chosen field, while formalising their skills with a top-tier tertiary qualification.“It is a privilege to partner with such a forward-thinking university to deliver these esteemed postgraduate diploma programmes to learners across Africa,” Paddock said. “We look forward to opening the doors of opportunity for those seeking to advance their learning through part-time, distance education.”SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Kaya Makati on a roll

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Pirates, not Lions, in roaring start The Marikina side fell to fifth spot with 18 points.Mintah had a couple of appeals for a penalty waived off earlier before he pounced on Adam Reed’s long ball into the box. After expertly controlling Reed’s pass, Mintah sent the ball past JPV keeper Felipe Tripulca.Kaya’s ploy of sending long balls to its strikers worked anew in the 80th minute when Mendy outfoxed JPV defender Camelo Tacusalme in an aerial challenge before firing to the bottom corner to make it 2-0.Known for its short and crisp passing game, JPV struggled with the poor field conditions which was compounded by rains the past days.Marcaida said his team only played to its strengths.ADVERTISEMENT National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress The win pushed Kaya to third spot, a point behind Global Cebu, which was held to a goalless draw by Davao Aguilas on Saturday night at Cebu City Sports Complex.Davao remained winless in 10 matches, but picked up another point after a fifth draw of the season.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“We’re very happy with the win,” said Kaya coach Noel Marcaida. “All the players responded well to the game plan against a tough team like JPV.”JPV lost for the second straight game, after missing top scorer Takumi Uesato, who was out due to an injury. Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ MOST READ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’center_img Jordan Mintah and Robert Lopez Mendy struck in the second half as Kaya FC Makati turned back JPV Makati, 2-0, for its second straight win in the Philippines Football League at the muddy University of Makati pitch.Mintah, the Ghanaian striker in his second season with the club, opened the scoring in the 61st minute with a low shot from just inside the box, before Mendy added a second goal with 10 minutes remaining as Kaya jacked up its tally to 20 points from 11 matches.ADVERTISEMENT Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant LATEST STORIES Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet 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 Games El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes “We have the strength on top with our strikers and its a good thing we were able capitalize on our chances,” Marcaida added.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

TFA SEEKING APPLICATIONS FOR ASSISTANT COACHES

first_img SAMPLE APPLICATION COACH                  Touch and other sporting qualifications Touch Football Australia is seeking written applications from suitably qualified, currently accredited and active Assistant Coaches for our Youth Development Program. The appointment is a 1 year term with ongoing assessment and evaluation of the individuals linked to it & their subsequent performance under the direction of the appointed Coach for each Division.  This will incorporate Camps, a Youth Exchange with NZ (Trans Tasman) & the World Cup. An initial process has commenced with a Youth Development Camp & subsequent monitoring of athletes that attended.  Feedback on performance and tracking will continue to occur.  Some of these identified athletes from the camp are to be incorporated in the open camps in the lead up to the World Cup. The National 18’s Tournament & NTL will be the first TID cycle completion with a subsequent tour proposed of New Zealand.  TFA will have implemented a similar system in the Youth Program to that of the Open Program which will ensure the ability to monitor the progress towards the Youth World Cup.Positions available: ·         Boys 20 years:             Assistant Coach·         Girls 20 years:              Assistant Coach·         Mixed 20 years:           Assistant Coach·         Boys 18 years:             Assistant Coach·         Girls 18 years:             Assistant Coach·         Mixed 18 years:          Assistant CoachApplications for these positions close on Monday 18th September 2006 and should be forwarded to:                Game Development Manager                Touch Football Australia                PO Box 9078                DEAKIN ACT 2600Or email: [email protected] or [email protected]:   Applications should be in writing demonstrating the ability to perform the duties detailed in the attached Position Descriptions.  The applicant should also include curriculum vitae.Assistant Coach Appointment Process The positions will be advertised to all Level 2 and 3 TFA accredited Coaches, Constituent Bodies and Permits.Applicants should apply in writing for preferred position(s) stating their claims, including their credentials and qualifications.  All applications should address the “Criteria for the position”. The TFA will appoint candidates to respective positions.Endorsement of each candidate will be sought from relevant Constituent Body.Should interviews be required suitable applicants will be advised and interviews arranged.The National Performance Analyst in consultation with the appointed National Coaching Director, appointed Coach and the National Game Development Manager will recommend candidates for the coaching positions.The TFA Board of Directors will approve the appointments.Successful and unsuccessful candidates will be notified in writing.NB:   Any applicant or application forwarded for coaching positions will be considered without re application. NB:  Please do not bind or staple the application.  Electronic copy is preferred. Contact information – telephone, facsimile and e-mail Date of birth Brief history of touch experiencecenter_img Address Full name Assistant Coach – Position DescriptionPrimary Job Purpose: 1.  To facilitate and improve the sporting opportunities and performance of identified elite and potential elite players in the National Youth Squad/Team2.  To assist in developing and carrying out the organisation’s elite program objectives, strategies and programs.3.  Assist the Coach to the National Youth Squad/Team.Key Duties:1.  To liaise with the National Performance Analyst, National Coaching Director, Elite Programs Director, National Game Development Manager and Medical Coordinator and appointed coaching staff to ensure implementation of National Technical Policy.2.   Assist the National Coach or assistant to perform his / her duties in the lead up to, and at tournaments and tours. 3.  Consult with the National coach or assistant to ensure that training programs are being followed.4.  Assist in the preparation and coaching of the National Youth Squad/Team at international events as required.5.   Liaise with the National coach on matters relating to individual members of the National Youth Squad/Team in relation to training, fitness, fundraising and player conduct.6.   Monitor members of the National Youth Squad/Team in consultation with the National coach or assistant.7.   Assist the National Coach or Assistant to maintain written player profiles, monitor performance and provide individual player feedback.Issues and Challenges:1.   Ensure a national direction and elite focus on the development of the National Youth players.2.   Maintain and demonstrate effective communications with media, marketing, management and administration personnel.3.  Understand and respond to the differing needs of the players and coaching staff.Criteria for Position: 1.  Minimum current NCAS Level 2 Touch coach as approved by the National Technical Panel.2.  Must display a national perspective at all times.3.  Must be able to provide leadership to National Youth Team/Squad and the National Youth team/squad members, TID Selectors and NTL coaches.4.  Must have an excellent knowledge of the International Rules of Touch.5.  Must be able to demonstrate the ability to work within the TFA Coach’s “Code of Conduct.”6.  Must be aware of and have detailed knowledge of all TFA Technical Policies and Guidelines.7.  Demonstrated oral and written communication skills together with good inter-personal relationship skills.8.  Must be able to demonstrate the ability to work well under pressure whilst still achieving objectives.Key Performance Indicators:     1.   Performance at International level tournaments.    2.   Improved performance of National Youth Squad/Team and the National youth Squad/ team members.    3.   Positive feedback to and from National Youth Squad/Team and the National Youth Squad/Team members.Assessment of performance by the National Coach and Assistant and National Performance Analyst and National Coaching Director. Address each of the “Criteria for Position” 1. Must be an active coach2. Must display a national perspective3. Provide leadership4. International rules5. Code of conduct6. Technical Policies7. Communication skills8. Work under pressure   Occupation and professional or other qualificationslast_img read more

Women’s Open Team – 2019 Touch World Cup

first_imgThe following players have been selected to represent Australia in the Women’s Open team at the 2019 Touch World Cup.The 2019 Touch World Cup will be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 28th April – 4th May 2019.WOMEN’S OPEN TEAMMadison CroweDanielle DavisHannah DyballEmily HennesseySamantha HopkinAshleigh KearneyHayley MaddickJessica McCallFaith NathanLaura PeattieAsh QuinlanSamantha RodgersCatherine SargentKim Sue SeeTamika UptonMarikki WategoCoach: Swain RovelliAsst Coach: Michael MoussaAsst Coach: Craig MorrowManager: Kim SolmanPhotography: Glen Eatonlast_img read more

10 months agoWatching Pogba? Man Utd striker Lukaku: France didn’t deserve to reach World Cup final

first_imgWatching Pogba? Man Utd striker Lukaku: France didn’t deserve to reach World Cup finalby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United striker Romelu Lukaku admits Belgium’s World Cup semifinal defeat to France still burns.Lukaku has no doubt they blew a great chance of being world champions last summer.”We did not have room in the system that we played at that time. The final whistle was terrible. We lost the game of our lives against a team that did not really deserve to move on to the final,” said the 25-year-old to RTBF.”Yes, they became world champions, congratulations, but actually it was the moment to play the final for this generation.” TagsWorld CupAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

15 days agoMan City chief Berrada tells Liverpool: Premier League more worthy

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man City chief Berrada tells Liverpool: Premier League more worthyby Paul Vegas15 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City chief Omar Berrada says winning the Premier League is more worthy than success in the Champions League. City have won the Premier League for the past two seasons, while main rivals Liverpool have reached successive Champions League finals, winning the last one earlier this year.Asked how much they would like to win the Champions League, Berrada said: “A lot, of course, but what we don’t want to do is obsess. It is something we believe will come.“Of course it would give us one more point at the brand level, but it is a very random competition. Especially in the elimination phase.“I would say that not always the best team wins the Champions League, but usually the best team wins the league.” last_img read more

Gov’t Intends to Transform NHT into Well-Run Financial Institution – PM

first_img Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, says that the Government intends to transform the National Housing Trust (NHT) into a well-run financial institution that can adequately support the provision of affordable housing solutions.He was speaking at the ceremony to break ground for the Maxfield Park Development Project in St. Andrew on Wednesday (October 3), where he announced that the strategic review of the NHT is to be debated in Parliament before the end of the year.“It is already a very packed Parliamentary agenda, but I believe we should go into next year with a decided vision, both Government and Opposition, as to what will be the future of the NHT,” the Prime Minister said.The strategic review, which was commissioned by the Prime Minister in July 2016 and completed in November 2017, aimed to assess and improve the operations of the agency.“That report has in it many proposals as to how we can reform the NHT so that it can both support the national agenda items such as the economic programmes, but also how to expand its true mandate, which is to increase homeownership in Jamaica,” Mr. Holness said.The review will form part of the strategic National Housing Policy and Implementation Plan to provide the enabling framework within which the Government can realise its goal of access to affordable, safe and legal housing solutions for all Jamaicans by 2030 in keeping with the National Development Plan, Vision 2030 Jamaica.The assessment is expected to assist the entity in satisfying the demand for housing in a coordinated and economical manner and to respond to the diverse needs of disadvantaged and vulnerable persons within the society. Story Highlights He was speaking at the ceremony to break ground for the Maxfield Park Development Project in St. Andrew on Wednesday (October 3), where he announced that the strategic review of the NHT is to be debated in Parliament before the end of the year. center_img Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, says that the Government intends to transform the National Housing Trust (NHT) into a well-run financial institution that can adequately support the provision of affordable housing solutions. last_img read more