Mallard’s Team of the Week – Nelson Toyota

first_imgNelson Toyota rans the table to capture the 2017 West Kootenay Men’s Basketball League Championship with a convincing win over Northport, Wash., in the final. Nelson Toyota, which defeated city rival Kootenay Lake Electric and Empire Coffee during preliminary playoff round action, scored early and often en route to dominating Northport 75-38.Mallard’s Source for sports would like to honour the lads with Team of the Week status.The team includes, Amos Tanguay, Brody Blair, Andre LaPlante, Derek Youngblutt, Adrian Ramos, Jeremy Phelan, Jon Ramos and Mike Vance.last_img read more

Nets trade Jeremy Lin to Hawks

first_imgIn fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding NCAA: Lyceum holds off EAC rally for 2nd win Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense teamcenter_img Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ FILE – In this Oct. 11, 2017, file photo, Brooklyn Nets guard Jeremy Lin (7) passes the ball as Philadelphia 76ers guards Ben Simmons, right, and JJ Redick (17) defend during the third quarter of a preseason NBA basketball game in Uniondale, N.Y. A person with knowledge of the details says the Nets have agreed to trade Lin to the Atlanta Hawks. The Nets made the move to ease an overcrowded point guard spot early Friday morning, July 13, 2018, the person told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the trade had not been announced. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)NEW YORK — Jeremy Lin’s injury-plagued stint in Brooklyn is over.The Nets have agreed to trade Lin to the Atlanta Hawks, a person with knowledge of the deal said early Friday. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the trade had not been announced.ADVERTISEMENT ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins The Hawks will be the seventh team for Lin, the undrafted former Harvard star who memorably broke out with the Knicks during his run of Linsanity in February 2012. The NBA’s first American-born player of Chinese or Taiwanese descent has also played for Golden State, Houston, the Lakers and Charlotte.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West The move helps clear up the Nets’ logjam at point guard and sends Lin to another team that is also pretty crowded at the position. ESPN first reported the deal, saying the Nets and Hawks would swap future second-round picks.Lin has a year and $12.5 million left on the contract he signed two summers ago. He made it through just 37 games with the Nets and only one last season, as he ruptured the patella tendon in his right knee during a season-opening loss at Indiana.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Spencer Dinwiddie stepped in while Lin was out and became one of the NBA’s most improved players. Brooklyn also has D’Angelo Russell, the No. 2 pick in the 2015 draft, at the point after acquiring him from the Lakers.Now, Lin will have to find room in Atlanta, where point guard Dennis Schroder was the Hawks’ leading scorer last season. The Hawks then acquired the rights to high-scoring former Oklahoma star Trae Young in the draft. View commentslast_img read more

Opinion of Charles Ramson Jr

first_imgDear Editor,I have read letters to the editor published about Charles Ramson Jr after his announcement about running for the PPP’s presidential candidacy and I wanted to share another view since I have known Charles for decades, and Guyanese need to know about the persons who would like to lead Guyana.I would also like to disclose that I am a relative of Mark Devonish who wrote that Charles would not be a good choice for President. My position stands to offer you perspective.For the decades I have known Charles… from our school days at Stella Maris and Queen’s College. We were always in the same class up until I left Guyana.He was always a person who held good judgment, strong values and was always good to everyone he encountered. In fact, I have never seen him display or express a single racist, bigoted, sexist or class-ist view in my entire life. He was always the “fight-parter”, but was always willing to fight if necessary to defend himself and others.Those elements about a person remain unchanged. It is who they are and how they are made up. Those to me are not only essential ingredients of good leadership, but exactly the kind of leadership necessary for Guyana.Opinion pieces have been published about him and one from a member of my extended family. While everyone is entitled to an opinion, I firmly believe that a Facebook argument you had with someone years ago and very little real-life interaction will give very little insight into determining the value system essential for leadership and, therefore, has no relevance in public discussion.In my opinion, I also think he would make a good president based on what he brings to the table.He will inspire a generation of young people; he can bridge the bitter racial and political divide in Guyana; he will improve Guyana’s international relationships, image and foreign investment opportunities, but most importantly he is the only person in politics at the moment, who has a deeper understanding of oil and gas economies which will be a dominant part of Guyana’s future.I know writing this has somewhat compromised my personal privacy, which is important to me but that is how strongly I view this subject.Edwin Foo IITokyo, Japanlast_img read more

Candle vigil brings missing persons case to light

first_imgPhoto: Around 100 residents march to the New Frontier Bar to help bring Abigail Andrews back home – Christine Rumleskie/Energeticcity.ca Photo: Residents leave their candles burning outside of the New Frontier Bar on Wednesday evening – Christine Rumleskie/Energeticcity.ca Once inside the bar, a photo slideshow displayed pictures of Abigail, and Connie Greyeyes sang a song called “Women’s Warrior.”Cobbett says Abigail’s parents didn’t attend the event because it was too difficult for them.Abigail’s brother, Judah Andrews, says he was surprised with the amount of people who took part in the vigil.[asset|aid=2863|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=780eea9fc047170c8a3185aac2358c83-Judah 1_1_Pub.mp3] Police have released few details about the investigation to date.Advertisement By Christine Rumleskie- Advertisement – A sea of candles lit the way for more than 100 people who attended a vigil for a missing Fort St. John woman on Wednesday.It was an effort to shed light on Abigail Andrews’ disappearance. Abigail went missing on April 7th, and was last seen leaving her apartment on 99th avenue.Her aunt, Beth Cobbett, is pleading with the public, and is asking anyone with any bit of information to contact the RCMP. [asset|aid=2861|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=780eea9fc047170c8a3185aac2358c83-Beth Cobbett 1_1_Pub.mp3] Cobbett says Abigail’s disappearance is completely out of character, and the family believes foul play is involved.Advertisementcenter_img Vigil participants met in Centennial park, where candles were distributed and lit.The march led down 100th street, and eventually ended at the New Frontier Bar, where Abigail worked.Abigail’s cousin, Delilah Andrews disputes any claims that Abigail was in with the wrong crowd. [asset|aid=2862|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=780eea9fc047170c8a3185aac2358c83-Delilah Andrews 1_1_Pub.mp3] Advertisement Abigail Andrews is described as six feet tall, 200 pounds, with brown hair. She has hazel eyes and a tattoo of tribal art on her lower back. She was last seen wearing a black mid-length, belted trench coat, dark pants and black sequined ballet flats.last_img read more

Film about River Foyle wins awards at Italian film festivals

first_img‘Tides – A History of Lives and Dreams Lost and Found (Some Broken)’, the film about the River Foyle wins two more awards on the same evening in two different prestigious film festivals. The documentary won an Honourable Mention Award for Best Film in the section “State of Error” at Milan Film Festival and Best Film Soundtrack Award at Treviso Doc Festival.‘Tides’, directed by multi award winning Italian Film Director Alessandro Negrini, recently won the Best Cinematography Award at Sole Luna Film Festival in Palermo and the film has scooped three awards and five nominations in last few months. ‘Tides’ won the Honourable Mention Award with the following Jury Motivation: Judges at both film festivals were very impressed, with the jury at Milan Film Festival saying the film had ‘skillful experimentation that results in the ability to render through poetry and music the universal theme of the border’.Jury members of the Milan Film FestivalSimilarly, judges in Treviso were wowwed by the film, calling it the soundtrack a ‘well conceived choice of few sparse original elements: the elegance of a delicate piano, occasionally conversing with an eerie waterphone, the discrete brush of a nylon-string guitar, all tastefully interspersed with touches of nostalgia via quotations of period music and voices from the past layered in mature and serene irony…. an ultimately enjoyable proof of creative coherence and depth.’Alessandro Negrini, who attended the Award ceremony in the Palace of 300, said he was honoured to receive the awards. The film is an invitation to rediscover our capability to remember our forgotten dreams.‘Tides’ is a dreamlike and visionary portrait of the River Foyle in Northern Ireland. “Imagine an island. Within this island there is another island. And within this other island there is a city; a city with two different names. Inside this city with two names, it flows a river. This is it’s autobiography.”Supported by Northern Ireland Screen, Media and The Italian Institute of Culture in Edinburgh, the film is written and directed by Alessandro Negrini, director of the award winning documentary ‘Paradiso’. Director of photography is renown Norwegian OddGeir Saether (Inland Empire, David Lynch).Editor of the film, Belfast based Stuart Sloan. Executive Producer William Silke, Associate producers DocuCity, Basaglia Group. The voice of the River Foyle is Northern Irish actress and former drama student at Magee College, Emma Taylor.Film about River Foyle wins awards at Italian film festivals was last modified: September 24th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:alessandro negriniDerrydonegalriver foyletidesTides – A History of Lives and Dreams Lost and Found (Some Broken)last_img read more

LETTERKENNY COUNCILLOR WANTS TOURING MOTOR-HOME PARK FOR TOWN

first_imgA Letterkenny councillor has called on the local town council to build a motor-home park on the outskirts of the town.Councillor Jimmy Kavanagh (FG) said such a facility would attract huge numbers of motor-home tourists to the town.A recent gathering of motor-home enthusiasts at Donaghey Motor Homes near the Dry Arch in Letterkenny attracted almost 500 vehicles to the event. Cllr Kavanagh says that a ready-to-use site which offered parking, toilets and electrical points could be a huge benefit for the town.“There are a huge number of people using motor-homes to tour around the country – both from abroad and from Ireland.“We have to make them feel welcome when they come through Letterkenny and try to encourage them to stop here and to spend a couple of days here.“These people buy groceries and visit restaurants and it could be a huge area of revenue for the many businesses in the town,” he said. “These tourists are on the road practically all through the summer and in general are more interested in sightseeing, than they are on lying on the beach, and for that reason would be happy with a stop over in town or on the outskirts of town.“Catering for this type of tourism is a hugely popular on the continent and in the States and is becoming more and more popular in Britain and Ireland.”Cllr Kavanagh said he has not broken down the costings but he said any costs could easily be put against any potential revenue from tourists coming into the town.“Sure we have sites in the vicinity of the town which would lend themselves to this kind of facility.“Obviously it will probably not happen before this summer but I can’t see any reason why we cannot have it up and running and advertised by next summer,” he said. EndsLETTERKENNY COUNCILLOR WANTS TOURING MOTOR-HOME PARK FOR TOWN was last modified: May 7th, 2011 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:Cllr Jimmy Kavanaghletterkennymotor-home parklast_img read more

Uganda drops one place in Fifa Rankings

first_imgUganda drew 0-0 with Tanzania in their last match (file photo)KAMPALA – Uganda has dropped one place in the latest rankings released by world football governing body Fifa.According to rankings made available by the Zurich based organisation, this country’s soccer team is now ranked 83rd, down one place from the previous ranking in August.In their only game since the August rankings, the national football team – Cranes were held to a goalless draw by Tanzania’s Taifa Stars in a Group L 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier.Uganda are still the highest ranked Nation in the Confederation Of East And Central Africa Football Associations (Cecafa) region. But Kenya were the highest climbers in the monthly rankings.The Harambee Stars 1-0 victory over Ghana in a Group F AFCON qualifier lifted them five places to 107 in the world.Cranes’ Group L rivals Cape Verde, who were held to a one-all draw by Lesotho in Maseru, are the highest ranked team in the group. The island nation is ranked 67th in the world. The other teams in the group Tanzania and Lesotho, are ranked 140 and 145 respectively.Continental ratings are headed by Tunisia’s Carthage Eagles, who moved up one place in the global rankings to position 23. They are followed by Senegal’s Lions of Terranga (25), Democratic Republic Of Congo (40), Morocco’s Atlas Lions (45) and Nigeria’s Super Eagles (48).Belgium and France jointly lead the world rankings. Belgium brushed aside Iceland 3-0 in a UEFA Nations Challenge qualifier whereas France battled past Netherlands 2-1 in the same tournament. Brazil occupy third place following victories in buildup matches with USA and El Salvador whereas Croatia retained fourth place despite losing 0-6 to Spain in a UEFA Nations Challenge tie.Comments Tags: FIFA Rankingslast_img read more

Spartan Stadium shut down for safety reasons this year

first_imgRed Bluff >> Spartan Stadium will be a very quiet place this year. Red Bluff Joint Unified High School District officials this week decided to shutdown the football and soccer field at the school after the synthetic field surface failed a number of safety measures. The latest test through GMAX occurred on July 25, Superintendent Todd Brose said. The results failed on 9 out of 10 spots on the field, which is a significant deterioration from two years ago when Brose said 1 out of 10 areas …last_img read more

Huskies take two from South Fork

first_imgIn the second game, Fortuna pitcher Jackie … The Fortuna Huskies took two games from South Fork in non-league softball action on Thursday, winning game one 11-1 and game two 12-3.Juliana Ortega-Miranda held the Cubs to just two hits for the win in the opener, while striking out seven.The Huskies took control early on, scoring seven runs in the first and adding four more in the second.Fortuna’s Paige Johnson led the way at the plate, finishing 3-for-3 with a double and three RBIs.last_img read more

#HamsAcrossAmerica

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Pork Checkoff is encouraging pig farmers to pay-it-forward with a new holiday campaign called #HamsAcrossAmerica. This first-annual event encourages farmers and others involved in the pork industry to show their appreciation for friends, family and neighbors through the gift of ham —  in the form of gifts or donations of ham or ham-based products.“For pig farmers, volunteering at community events and participating in local fundraisers, has always been a part of what makes us who we are,” said Brad Greenway, 2016 America’s Pig Farmer of the Year, from Mitchell, South Dakota. “Hams Across America allows farmers to not only live the We Care ethical principles, but also share their love of the product that they produce.”Pig farmers are encouraged to extend Giving Tuesday through Dec. 23 with Hams Across America by simply purchasing a gift of ham and paying-it-forward. Participants are also encouraged to share their pay-it-forward stories on social media using #RealPigFarming and #HamsAcrossAmerica.last_img read more