Seniors’ Council Visits FSJ

first_imgFort St. John seniors looking for a unified voice are invited to attend a presentation this Saturday on how a council of seniors can help them get their message out. The Seniors’ Council of Prince George will be in Fort St. John this Saturday, Sept. 20, speaking on the logistics on running a council. The council was invited by Fort St. John City Councillor Larry Evans, who hopes the event will spur discussion on the creation of a council in Fort St. John.- Advertisement -Evans says a council would benefit all seniors groups by representing their common concerns to the public. [asset|aid=306|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=6e4673fa8bb9dc69a24d3833b2d9ead3-Larry Evans – 3_1_Pub.mp3] Evans also says a council could offer services to seniors. Advertisement One service the Prince George council offers is a retired tradesperson directory that allows seniors the chance to get help at a reduced cost from other seniors when they need it.The event takes place at the Quality Inn from 2 to 5 p.m. and is open to everyone.last_img read more

Excitement and entertainment abound in 3rd night’s play

first_imgGTT National Indoor Hockey Championships…Excitement and entertainment abounded as the GTT National Indoor Hockey Championships continued for a third night at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall on Homestretch Avenue in Georgetown.Action on night three of the GTT Indoor Hockey ChampionshipsIn the First Division Men’s category, Pepsi Hikers defeated their rivals Bounty GCC 6-4 in an electrifying event; while action in the counterpart Ladies’ category saw GBTI GCC Spice continue their dominance by edging out their junior counterparts GBTI GCC Spartans 3-2; and GBTI GCC Tigers demolished Saints 5-0.Action in the Second Division Men’s category saw YMCA Old Fort Top Form being silenced by Saints Silencers 5-0, while the Bounty GCC Pitbulls mauled YMCA Old Fort Hard Ball 7-0; and in the Vets category, Antonio’s Hikers drew 4-4 with YMCA Old Fort Hot Shotz.In the Men’s First Division action, Aroydy Branford netted five goals for Pepsi Hikers, one goal short of securing a double hat-trick; and a lone goal was contributed by teammate Robert France to enable the defeat of Bounty GCC 6-4.The game got off to a fiery start, with Aroydy Branford opening the score for Pepsi Hikers in the 4th minute, before increasing their lead to two-nil with a goal scored in the 7th minute.Bounty GCC pressed on, and the calm, experienced Dwayne Scott netted a penalty stroke in the 9th minute. Pepsi Hikers nevertheless continued to showcase their skills, and in the 17th minute, Robert France extended their lead to 3-1, which remained unchanged at the end of the first half.A determined Bounty GCC, however, fought back, and levelled the scores at 3-3 with goals from Orland Semple in the 13th minute and Kevin Spencer in the 25th minute.But Hikers regained the lead when Aroydy Branford scored goals in the 26th and 27th minutes to push the score to 5-3. GCC then narrowed that lead to one with a field goal from young Mesach Sargeant, who found the back of the net in the 35th minute. Hikers, however, kept the momentum up, and in the final minute of the game, Aroydy Branford made no mistake with his penalty corner, which sealed the victory for Pepsi Hikers.In the night’s first match of the Ladies’ First Division action, a scintillating clash ensued between GBTI GCC Spartans and GBTI GCC Spice.Swift and feline, Shebiki Baptiste found the back of the net in the 6th minute, enabling GBTI GCC Spice to take the lead. Shortly thereafter, her teammate Sandy Roopnarine scored a field goal, extending that lead to 2-nil.Undaunted, GBTI GCC Spartans responded in the 23rd minute when Sarah Klautky converted a penalty corner to reduce the lead to 2-1, thus applying pressure on the GCC Spice. One minute later, a brilliant build-up from the Spartans enabled Abosaide Cadogan to level the scores.The tussle between the teams continued until Shebiki Baptiste, heroine of the GCC Spice, found the back of the net in the 36th minute to ensure defeat of the Spartans by a margin of 3 goals to 2.In the Ladies’ First Division second match of the night, Marzana Fiedtkou netted a hat-trick of goals and Gabriella Xavier scored two goals in the GBTI GCC Tigers’ mauling of the Saints.Having opened the scoring in the 3rd minute with a skilfully placed penalty corner, Marzana Fiedtkou doubled the Tigers’ lead with a 9th minute goal; and the first half of play ended with the scoreline reading 2-Nil.In second-half play, Saints attempted a fightback but seemingly could not find the back of the net; and to compound their misfortune, a defensive error caused a penalty stroke to be awarded to the Tigers.Marzana Fiedtkou, though, fired the ball unerringly past Nia Williams and into the net, to take the score to 3-Nil. And Gabriella Xavier, with nimble stick work, made light work of the Saints’ defence as she scored field goals in the 36th and 39th minutes to engineer the game ending on 5-0 in favour of the GCC Tigers.YMCA Old Fort Hot Shotz drew with Antonio’s Hikers 4-4 in an exhilarating veterans’ match. Jason De Santos led his team to the front with a field goal scored in the 3rd minute of the game; and it wasn’t until the 18th minute that the Hikers were able to respond with a field goal from Rene Edwards.In the 20th minute, Old Fort were awarded a penalty, and the confident Jason De Santos easily found the back of the net to take the score to 2-1.Hikers, however, levelled the scores in the 21st minute with a field goal from Devin Munroe.The game intensified when Old Fort regained the lead in the 22nd minute with a field goal from John Abrahams. Their short-lived celebrations ended in the 23rd minute when the Hikers, through excellent build-up of play, levelled the scores at 3-all, with Nicolette Fernandes making no mistake in finding the back of the net.Jason De Santos, with his hat-trick goal, finally broke the deadlock and converted a penalty corner for Old Fort to take the score to 4-3.But the game was not over, because the mythical fat lady had not yet sung her tune; and in the dying seconds of the game, the Hikers were awarded a penalty corner.Captain Devin Munroe, shouldering the weight of the Hikers’ earnest expectations, and with the game on the line, fortuitously found the back of the net to secure the draw for his team and end the game on 4-All.In Second Division matches, Bounty GCC Pitbulls destroyed YMCA Old Fort Hall Ball 7-Nil, with goals coming from Mesach Sargeant, Kareem McKenzie, Rahim Oliver, John Phang and Samuel Woodroffe.YMCA Old Fort Top Form defeated the Saints Silencers by 5 goals to nil, with goals coming from Omar Hopkinson, Chris Low-Koan, Theodore Thierens and Daniel Wolford.Matches in this tournament continue all week at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall, and the finals are set for Sunday evening.last_img read more

Mutua lifts Gor Mahia’s Kenyatta Stadium ban

first_img“Following negotiations brokered by my sports minister Faith Kithu, we have decided to lift the ban for the love of the sport and promotion of sports tourism in the county,” Mutua said on Monday afternoon after a meeting with Gor Mahia officials led by chairman Ambrose Rachier.Also present at the meeting was AFC Leopards chairman Dan Mule.However, Gor Mahia will be required to pay a Sh1mn goodwill fee to the county government following the lifting of the ban.“We know the amount is not enough for the damages caused by our fans, but it’s a goodwill gesture to show our appreciation for being welcomed back,” Gor boss Rachier remarked.He admitted that the club has been fighting the hooliganism vice since the 2014 incident but assured that the same had been stemmed immensely and was on the decline.AFC Leopards chairman Dan Mule was also part of the meeting with Governor Alfred Mutua at his Machakos office. PHOTO/CourtesyGor Mahia was in limbo over the facility to use for their CAF Champions League campaign which kicks off in February as the Kenyatta Stadium is the only CAF recognized facility in the country with both Nyayo and Kasarani stadia closed for renovation.They were banking on an inspection of the Bukhungu Stadium in Kakamega for the same, but a date hasn’t been set yet. AFC Leopards will also most likely stage their Confederations Cup campaign at the same venue.The season-opening Super Cup pitting the two giants might also be considered for the Kenyatta Stadium which also played host to the CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup last month.At the same time, Mutua said the county government will construct 8 stadia, one in each sub county in the next two years.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua with Gor Mahia chairman Ambrose Rachier after a meeting at his office. PHOTO/CourtesyMACHAKOS, Kenya, Jan 15- Kenyan Premier League defending champions Gor Mahia have been handed a reprieve ahead of their CAF Champions League campaign after Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua lifted a ban imposed on the club on the use of the Kenyatta Stadium.Mutua had ordered a ban on the 16-time Premier League champions after a section of the fans went on destructive rampage around the town following their loss to Sofapaka in their run-up to the league title in 2014.last_img read more

Michel Platini among seven candidates to run for FIFA presidency

first_img1 Michel Platini and Gianni Infantino FIFA has confirmed the seven candidates who will run to replace Sepp Blatter as its president.Michel Platini, the head of UEFA who is currently banned from football, is the most prominent name on the list released by the governing body this morning.His right-hand man at UEFA, Gianni Infantino, is also in the running for the job, as is Prince Ali bin Al Hussein of Jordan, Liberian FA president Musa Bility, Asian Football Confederation president Sheikh Salman, former diplomat Jerome Champagne, and South African businessman Tokyo Sexwale.David Nakhid, a former Trinidad and Tobago international, had stated his intention to stand but will not be contesting the February 26 election.Platini had been overwhelming favourite for the FIFA presidency but may not even be able to participate in the election, having been suspended from football for 90 days pending a disciplinary hearing into a £1.3million payment signed off by outgoing president Blatter in 2011.If his ban is lifted, FIFA said in a statement that Platini’s candidacy would be put in the hands of its Ad-hoc Electoral Committee which would “decide, depending on the respective exact point in time, on how to proceed with the candidature concerned.”last_img read more

Former Arsenal defender cast aside by Bundesliga club – West Ham to pounce?

first_img Johan Djourou in action for Hamburg West Ham have been given a boost in their pursuit of former Arsenal defender Johan Djourou after it was reported that he’s been axed from the Hamburg first-team squad.The Swiss centre-back is out of contract at the German club this summer and the Hammers have been linked with a free transfer swoop for him.However, it had been suggested that the 30-year-old could yet sign an extension in order to stay with Hamburg for a few more seasons.But now Djourou seems certain to seek a fresh challenge after it was reported that he has been told he is no longer welcome with the first-team squad.Bild have reported that he is among a group of senior players who have been told they must train either with the Under-21s or on their own.That will only increase Djourou’s desire to leave, with West Ham seemingly ready to offer him an escape route. 1last_img read more

IRISH COACHES GIVE DONEGAL BOXERS A MASTER CLASS

first_imgTwo of Ireland’s top boxing coaches were in Letterkenny last night to deliver a master class in the fundamental techniques of boxing to a large group of boxing coaches.Zaur Antia, who is technical and tactical coach with the Irish Amateur Boxing Association, and Billy Walsh who is High Performance Coach and no stranger to boxing circles, enthralled their audience with a high activity and very practical demonstration of coaching the fundamental techniques of boxing.Ably supported by local lad and international boxer Jason Quigley a member of the Finn Valley Boxing Club the two hour session focused on the fundamentals of coaching in developing the boxers of the future. Jason was fresh from his narrow defeat in the senior championships in Dublin’s National Stadium where he was just beaten by Darren O’Neill.Billy Walsh said he was delighted to have the opportunity for Zaur and himself to come to the North West to meet the club coaches and to share his experiences with them. He said that coaching the fundamentals was the building blocks of boxing and so important to the development of young boxers. He also praised the local clubs for the work that is done at grassroots level in promoting and developing the sport. The event which was organised through the North West Coaching and Club Development Network and Donegal Sports Partnership attracted coaches from most of the sixteen registered clubs in the county and was held in the Letterkenny ABC, headquarters on the High Road.EndsIRISH COACHES GIVE DONEGAL BOXERS A MASTER CLASS was last modified: March 3rd, 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)last_img read more

COLM McFADDEN NAMED IN ALL-STAR NOMINATIONS

first_imgDONEGAL forward Colm McFadden is the only county player nominated for a 2013 All Star.A year after Donegal players dominated the nominations on the back of their All-Ireland success, the St Eunan’s College teacher is the only Donegal representative this time around.Ulster champions Monaghan have six nominations, whilst Tyrone have four. The final selection will be announced live on Friday, November 8 at the All-Star banquet at Croke Park.The nominations are:Goalkeepers Stephen Cluxton (Dublin)Robert Hennelly (Mayo)Rory Beggan (Monaghan)Full backsRory O’Carroll (Dublin)Ger Cafferkey (Mayo) Keith Higgins (Mayo)Colin Walshe (Monaghan)Killian Clarke (Cavan)Chris Barrett (Mayo) Drew Wylie (Monaghan)Cathal McCarron (Tyrone)Marc Ó Sé (Kerry)Half backsConor Gormley (Tyrone)Colm Boyle (Mayo)Lee Keegan (Mayo)Cian O’Sullivan (Dublin)Donal Vaughan (Mayo)James McCarthy (Dublin)Jack McCaffrey (Dublin)Dessie Mone (Monaghan)James Loughrey (Cork)MidfieldersMichael Darragh Macauley (Dublin)Aidan O’Shea (Mayo)Séamus O’Shea (Mayo)Darren Hughes (Monaghan)Paul Conroy (Galway)Anthony Maher (Kerry)Half forwardsSeán Cavanagh (Tyrone)Colm Cooper (Kerry)Cian Mackey (Cavan)Paul Flynn (Dublin)Diarmuid Connolly (Dublin)Donnacha Walsh (Kerry)Ciarán Kilkenny (Dublin)Matthew Donnelly (Tyrone)Lorcan Mulvey (London)Full forwardsBernard Brogan (Dublin)James O’Donoghue (Kerry)Martin Dunne (Cavan)Paul Mannion (Dublin)Conor McManus (Monaghan)Cillian O’Connor (Mayo)Paddy Andrews (Dublin)Colm McFadden (Donegal)Michael Newman (Meath)Player of the Year NomineesMichael Darragh Macauley (Dublin)Stephen Cluxton (Dublin)Lee Keegan (Mayo)Young Player of the Year NomineesJack McCaffrey (Dublin)Cillian O’Connor (Mayo)Paul Mannion (Dublin)COLM McFADDEN NAMED IN ALL-STAR NOMINATIONS was last modified: October 4th, 2013 by John2Share 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:All Stars 2013Colm McFaddendonegalSt Michaelslast_img read more

I HAVE GIVEN UP €7,000 IN EXPENSES BY NOT ATTENDING HSE MEETINGS – McBREARTY

first_imgIndependent Cllr Frank McBrearty Jnr has revealed his reasons for not attending HSE meetings for the past year and a half.Cllr Frank McBreartyThe former Labour councillor says he cannot justify claiming up to €350 each time he attends a meeting.Cllr McBrearty says he will not travel to Galway and as far as Limerick for meetings when he feels he can have the same input on a local level. Here, in his own words, Cllr McBrearty explains why he has failed to claim up to what he estimates in up to €7,000 in expenses within the past 18 months.“In the run up to the last general election both government parties promised, if and when in power, to reduce the number of quangos in existence, describing them as being both wasteful and inefficient.“So far, under our current government, only 45 of these bodies have been abolished or are due to be culled. However, remaining true to typical Fine Gael/Labour hypocrisy, the incumbent administration has created a further 33 quangos – no doubt in an effort to facilitate more jobs for the boys as well as to maintain their hefty and exorbitant expenses. “When elected in 2009 to Donegal County Council, I was appointed to the HSE Western Forum along with four other Councillors to represent the people of Donegal. The meetings are held roughly ten times per year, taking place mainly in Galway but also, on occasion, in either Manorhamilton or Limerick.“There are 41 Councillors who travel from all over the country to attend these meetings, and every one of these Councillors receives expenses for doing so. I recall, on one occasion, going to a meeting in Limerick only to be told – once there – that the event’s key speakers were unable to attend in person and instead, we had to make do with a conference call from each of them.“On that day, I was truly disillusioned; the individuals on the end of that conference call were sitting at a desk in Letterkenny General Hospital, while I had just travelled 345 kilometres (not to mention having still to travel the same distance to return home) to listen to each of them, when I could have driven 20 kilometres to Letterkenny hospital and done the same thing!“Today, I am still on the HSE Western Forum, however, for over a year and half now I have refused to attend meetings, and during this time, I have not collected expenses. I cannot justify collecting on average €350 each time I attend one of these meetings and, by not doing so, I have lost out on around €7,000.“This is money, which I believe, could be better spent on our health service which, at present, is both under-staffed and under-resourced.“The saddest thing about all of this is that this is happening in every county right across Ireland today. “By making my representations by phone and by email, I have continued to represent the people of Donegal. I feel that I can do the same job without claiming extortionate expenses. While I do believe that these meetings can be informative on some occasions, it is my belief that there needs to be a better system put in place which can facilitate these meetings while, at the same time, make them much more cost effective.“There is no reason why members cannot get answers to their questions by attending meetings in Letterkenny General Hospital and – should the need arise – via conference calls with officials from outside the county.“Ultimately however, quangos must be brought to an end in this country, full stop. We all know what happened in the dying days of the previous Fianna Fáil/Green Party led government, when quango appointments were handed out to party members like sweets in a candy store.“What has changed from the previous government? NOTHING!!!”  I HAVE GIVEN UP €7,000 IN EXPENSES BY NOT ATTENDING HSE MEETINGS – McBREARTY was last modified: April 22nd, 2014 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 Frank McBreartydonegalexpensesHSEquangoslast_img read more

Chapman and Coombe Win Two Events On Final Day Of Jim Duncan Invitational

first_img Print Friendly Version 800 Meters1. Xavier Lechleitner, 2:00.988. Alec Bognar, 2:08.56 Complete Results (HTML) Discus1. Lexie Chapman, 155-7 (47.43m)3. Katelyn Williams, 133-8 (40.75m) 400 Meters2. Ellie Mendlik, 1:01.915. Erin Haugh, 1:05.536. Kristin Skriver, 1:07.73 Victoria Coombe also won a pair of events as she swept the hurdles with a 15.24 finish in the 100-meter hurdles and a 1:04.46 time in the 400-meter hurdles. 1,500 Meters3. Josh Yeager, 4:03.494. Matt Cozine, 4:04.515. Rylee Miller, 4:15.948. James Maguire, 4:37.94 Story Links Both of her winning throws were the second best in program history in each event as she threw 47-4.5 (14.44m) in the shot put and 155-7 (47.43m) in the discus. Complete Results (PDF) Drake Individual Men’s Results100 Meters6. Angelo Romagna, 11.3010. Simon Perrotin, 12.88 The meet, which also featured teams from UNI and North Dakota was scored as well with the Bulldogs finishing second behind UNI in both the men’s and women’s standings. 1,500 Meters2. Tess Misgen, 4:53.037. Millie Bretl, 5:03.0410. Lindsey Rowatt, 5:13.33 DES MOINES, Iowa – Drake University senior Lexie Chapman continued her assault on the Drake track and field record books as she won the shot put and discus on the final day of the Jim Duncan Invitational Saturday at Drake Stadium. Chapman’s titles were part of nine first-place finishes Saturday by the Bulldogs in cold and windy conditions on the Blue Oval in the team’s outdoor season opener. The Bulldogs continue their outdoor season in two weeks when they travel to Arkansas for the John McDonnell Invitational. 400 Meters2. Kundai Maguranyanga, 49.584. Aobakwe Malau, 50.035. Viktor Peka, 52.0910. Joseph Kruse, 55.86center_img 400-Meter Hurdles1. Angelo Romagna, 56.982. Simon Perrotin, 57.02 800 Meters1. Meghan Kearney, 2:24.736. Samantha Jones, 2:50.65 Jim Duncan InvitationalSaturday Results 4×400-Meter Relay3. Romagna, Perrotin, Bognar, Lechleitner, 3:30.01 High Jump3. Forest Moses, 6-2.75 (1.90m) 200 Meters2. Keaton Kestor, 25.22 The Drake men opened the day by winning the 4×100-meter relay in 42.56 followed by Angelo Romagna winning the 400-meter hurdles in 56.98. 4×100-Meter Relay1. Masibhera, Maguranyanga, Malau, Peka, 42.56 Shot Put1. Lexie Chapman, 47-4.5 (14.44m)5. Katelyn Williams, 39-5.75 (12.03m) Xavier Lechleitner started his outdoor season strong as well with a win in a tactical 800 meters in 2:00.98. The women also took home first-place finishes in the 100 meters and 800 meters with Keaton Kestor crossing in 12.25 in the 100 meters and Meghan Kearney winning the 800 meters in 2:24.73. Drake Individual Women’s Results100 Meters1. Keaton Kestor, 12.254. Sophia Jackson, 12.5310. Mariah Crawford, 13.75 Pole Vault5. Christina LeMunyon, 10-0 (3.05m) 100-Meter Hurdles1. Victoria Coombe, 15.24 400-Meter Hurdles1. Victoria Coombe, 1:04.46last_img read more

Reminder: Clocks go back tonight

first_imgIt’s the time of year where we once more must anxiously try to recall whether the clocks go back or forward.A useful figure of speech to help remember this is “Spring forward, Fall back”.The clocks are set to go back one hour on October 29th at 2am – and yes, this is “the good one” which means you’ll get an extra hour in bed tomorrow morning (and time for an extra few pints if you’re out tonight!) With the clocks going back, this signals the beginning of the longer, darker winter evenings. In light of this, Donegal Road Safety Working Group is appealing to all road users especially pedestrians and cyclists to stay safe and be seen. Why do we do this?New Zealander George Hudson from New Zealand first proposed the idea of daylight saving in 1895, with it being implemented in The German Empire and Austria-Hungary in 1916. Many countries have used it at various times since then, particularly since the energy crisis of the 1970s.Hudson wanted people to take advantage of the bright summer mornings, and proposed a clock change in a bid to get people out of bed earlier!  Reminder: Clocks go back tonight was last modified: October 29th, 2017 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:backclocksdaylight savingOctobertimelast_img read more