Huskies win big in Fairview

first_imgThe Huskies will now get ready to face the Navigators Friday right after the Santa Claus Parade at the North Peace Arena.  That game is Friday, November 17 at 8:30 p.m.The next day, Saturday, November 18, the Huskies will be hosting a pancake breakfast fundraiser for Provincials.  Provincials will be held in Fort St. John this spring.  For more information about the pancake breakfast, click here. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Huskies are leading the NWJHL after another win Friday night.The Huskies travelled to Fairview to take on the Flyers and won another game making their record so far this season 10-1.  The Huskies started the scoring only 2 minutes into the game with a goal from Nathan Bragg, followed by one on the powerplay by Sebastian Powsey at the 15-minute mark.In the second period, the Huskies scored three goals from Thomas Webster, Sebastian Powsey and Nathan Bragg.  The Flyers were able to add one goal to the scoreboard with a goal from Kyle Cairns.- Advertisement -In the third period, the Huskies continued to dominate with goals from Jarod Lang and Geoff Dick.The final score was 7-1 for the Pups.The Huskies are now tied for first in the NWJHL with the Peace River Navigators.  The Navigators have so far played 13 games and the Huskies have only played 11.Advertisementlast_img read more

GAA NEWS: URRIS U16 GIRLS PRAISED FOR COUNTY FINAL EFFORTS

first_imgCLUB IORRAS: winners for October—€50-Paul Friel, Boston.€30-Frank & Ann Marie Fogarty, Tornabratley.€20-Donal Kelly, Tullagh.Thanks to all who support the club in this monthly draw.MATCH”N” WIN: October 29th: No jackpot winner–numbers drawn: 2, 7, 15 & 18. €15 winners:Vincent Mc Laughlin, Castles, Isle of Doagh.Sara Mc Nally, Gortfad.Marie Mc Daid, Mindoran Cottage.Sally Kelly, Letter.Mickey Tam, Cross.Jackpot next week €2,100. Thanks to all our lotto sellers and to all who support the club in this weekly draw.47 people reachedU16 GIRLS: Our U16 girls played N Mhuire in the U16C County Final on Saturday in Burt. No luck on the day but great achievement on getting to the final. SCOR NA NOG:  Scor Na Nog takes place in Muff this Friday 6th November. The club have Ceili dancers, solo singer and traditional group taking part, good luck to all.CLUB MERCHANDISE: Club Merchandise for Christmas: With Christmas just weeks away—-see our club merchandise on  our facebook page,  which can now be ordered. Shown is under age but can be ordered for adults too. Get your orders in to Nichola on 0866030736.MASS FOR DECEASED MEMBERS: The annual mass for deceased members is on Friday November 13th at 7pm in the clubhouse. All welcome.BINGO: Bingo every Thursday night in St. Mary’s Hall, Clonmany at 9pm. GAA NEWS: URRIS U16 GIRLS PRAISED FOR COUNTY FINAL EFFORTS was last modified: November 2nd, 2015 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:Urris Gaa Newslast_img read more

SA to push biofuels, call centres

first_img8 December 2006South Africa’s Cabinet has given the go-ahead for plans to develop the country’s biofuels and business process outsourcing industries, which will see billions of rands being pumped into these sectors in a bid to accelerate economic growth and create jobs.Biofuels and business process outsourcing, along with tourism, have been identified as key high-growth potential areas in the government’s Accelerated and Shared Growth Initiative for South Africa (Asgi-SA), which seeks to raise the country’s economic growth rate to 6% and halve poverty and unemployment by 2014.Business process outsourcingIn a statement issued after its meeting in Pretoria this week, the Cabinet said it had approved a state incentive scheme for business process outsourcing (BPO) – which includes the processing of accounts and claims, as well as front office activities such as call centres.The scheme, formulated in partnership with the private sector, includes “marketing, easy entry into SA for the expansion of existing BPO operations, skills development, simplifying administrative procedures and other investment incentives.”According to Business Day, indications are that the state could pump R2-billion into the scheme over the next three years.Trade and Industry Minister Mandisi Mpahlwa said recently that the government was hoping to get the “buy-in” of state telecoms firm Telkom as it sought to lower the cost of telecommunications in SA – seen as a barrier to the country’s becoming a major international location for the burgeoning international call centre industry.At the same time, a model of “developmental pricing” in telecommunications, similar to that developed for the electricity market, was being explored which could see a system of favourable pricing for large-scale investments being introduced, Mpahlwa said.The government believes that business process outsourcing has the potential to create up to 100 000 jobs over the next five years.BiofuelsThe Cabinet has also approved a draft industrial strategy for developing South Africa’s biofuels industry that could see the state and the private sector pumping R6-billion worth of capital investment into the sector.According to the Cabinet, the industry has the potential to contribute up to 75% of the country’s renewable energy by 2013 “without negatively impacting on food security or requiring excessive support” – in the process creating 55 000 agricultural jobs, contributing to reducing greenhouse gases and promoting a cleaner environment.This could be achieved, the Cabinet said, “by using excess crop production and expanding production on under-utilised arable land, particularly that of emerging farmers.”A task team has been set up to conduct further research and consultation on the strategy before bringing the strategy back to the Cabinet in May 2007.Other industriesTrade and Industry Deputy Director-General Lionel October, speaking to journalists after Wednesday’s Cabinet meeting, said the Department of Trade and Industry’s broad industrial strategy framework had also been approved in principle.In terms of this strategy, the department had been tasked with doing further work on potential high-growth sectors in SA – including forestry, aerospace, capital goods and advanced manufacturing – before reporting back to the Cabinet in January.SouthAfrica.info reporter Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Destination Cape Town

first_imgKnown as the “Mother City”, Cape Town is the oldest city in South Africa.Cape Town is the home of the iconic Table Mountain. (Image: South African Tourism)Brand South AfricaPerched between the ocean and the mountain, with a national park as its heart, there is nowhere like Cape Town. Cape Town, the “Mother City”, is the oldest city in South Africa and has a cultural heritage spanning more than 300 years.The unique topography of the region makes it easy to orientate oneself as long as you remember that with Table Mountain behind you and Robben Island before you, you are facing north, looking across Table Bay and up the west coast of Africa.It is in Cape Town that the Rainbow Nation really covers the spectrum. Between beautiful Cape Dutch homesteads, traditional dancers with painted faces performing in the streets, the smell of spicy Malay cooking and the taste of a well-made wine, this city will fill your senses.The bells of St George’s Cathedral alternate with the plaintive tones of the muezzin calling the faithful to prayer. Visitors give a startled jump, and Capetonians calmly glance at their watches, when the noon gun booms above the city – a relic from the days of sail when sea captains had to check their chronometers.It has the top five national attractions in South Africa, all of which should appear on every visitor’s itinerary all year round. These include a visit up Table Mountain, either by cable car or manually climbing up routes of varying degrees of difficulty; and the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, internationally acclaimed as one of the great botanical gardens of the world.The Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, one of the city’s main tourist attractions, offers the visitor a unique shopping and holiday experience on a scenic working harbour. Currently undergoing expansion, the complex features shops, restaurants, launch areas for short cruises and a variety of entertainment for those who flock through it by day and night.Looking further offshore, visitors can take a boat ride to Robben Island, the former home of Nelson Mandela and several other political prisoners who fought against the apartheid government. Visitors to the island are taken on a tour of the old prison complex, as well as to a museum on the island.You will never be bored in Cape Town. Table Mountain offers some of the best climbing in the world, and it’s right here in the city. The surfing is fantastic; the diving is cold but good. You could go mountain biking, or go sea kayaking – you may see whales or penguins.A great thing to do on a full moon summer’s night is to walk up Lion’s Head before dark, watch the sun set on one hand and the full moon rise on the other and then walk down in the silvery light.If the wind is right, you could fly off Lion’s Head with a qualified tandem paraglider pilot, and land on the beach in time for sundowners. You’ll never be bored.If all this sounds too gung ho for you, don’t worry. You can shop till you drop at Cavendish, Canal Walk or the Waterfront. There is lots of live music, art exhibitions, museums, plays and even opera, ballet or symphony concerts on all year round.The city has also recently developed tourism routes such as the Cape care route, which showcases sustainable development by taking tourists to destinations including a community-based bicycle workshop and a community weaving centre, and the Southern Line tourist train route between Cape Town and Simon’s Town.Cape Town is also probably the most popular backpackers destination anywhere, with more hostels than any other city worldwide. It’s also the home of the backpackers special, the Baz Bus.Sources: City of Cape Town, South African Tourism, Tourism Cape Town and Baz Bus.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

Bryant sends out powerful message to Hayward about resilience

first_imgFire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa The former Los Angeles Laker, known for his impeccable work ethic and vicious demeanor dubbed as the “Mamba Mentality,” also believes that Hayward can come out of this obstacle a “better player.”READ: Players, teams rally behind Gordon Hayward after grisly injuryBryant is not a stranger to pain, having dealt with a torn Achilles tendon that slowed him down in the latter part of his career in the NBA. Incidentally, Bryant played his last game in the league against Hayward and the Utah Jazz in April 2016.Read the full post here: Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Read Next Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  LATEST STORIES BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight FILE PHOTO: Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers drives on Gordon Hayward of the Utah Jazz in the fourth quarter at Staples Center on April 13, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. Harry How/Getty Images/AFPNBA great Kobe Bryant offered Gordon Hayward a powerful motivational message on Instagram with the Boston forward looking at grueling recovery from his injured left leg.Just five minutes into his debut with the Celtics in the season-opener, Hayward dislocated his left ankle and fractured his tibia in a gruesome injury that stunned the NBA.ADVERTISEMENT #KicksStalker: LeBron wears ‘Equality’ sneakers on opening nightcenter_img Hayward, who signed a four-year contract with the Celtics in the off-season, has undergone surgery to repair his ankle and is expected to miss the rest of the season for Boston.READ: Gordon Hayward suffers gruesome ankle injury in Celtics’ seasonFEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutBryant told Hayward to celebrate “mini milestones” during his recovery to help him “find beauty in the struggle of doing simple things that prior to this injury were taken for granted.”“This will also mean that when you return you will have a new perspective. You will be so appreciative of being able to stand, walk, run that you will train harder than you ever have,” he added. MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View commentslast_img read more

PH para athletes rally for continuous support, recognition

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. “My eyes were opened on how unfair the law is for Filipino athletes with disabilities. The Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) has already undergone a number of administrative changes, but it was always the same answer, that we are not part of the law. That made me believe and I understood that there is a need to level the structure for us disabled athletes,” she said in Filipino.Luckily, those problems from Dumapong-Ancheta’s time is longer an issue after the passing of Republic Act 9064, also known as the Athletes’ Incentives Act, for para athletes who compete in international tiffs.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I’m glad that now, there’s some kind of appreciation and recognition for us para athletes,” said Dumapong-Ancheta, who was one of the para athletes who gave their testimonies in the First Philippine Para Sports Summit on Friday at Microtel by Wyndham on Quezon City.The inclusion of para athletes in the Athletics Incentives Act gave them one less to worry about, especially when it came to funding. What ‘missteps’? PPC-PHILSPADA president Mike Barredo recognizes the speakers, including Paralympic bronze medalists Josephine Medina and Adeline Dumapong-Ancheta. Photo by Randolph B. LeongsonLooking back, Adeline Dumapong-Ancheta says that the country has gone a long way when it comes to rewarding athletes with disabilities.When she won the bronze medal in the 2000 Sydney Olympics, the 44-year-old powerlifter shared that she had a rude awakening when the government had little to give for her success in the international stage.ADVERTISEMENT LeBron’s legacy assured but Jordan’s might glow brighter Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ LATEST STORIES Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken 1 dead in Cavite blast, firecenter_img Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:46Senators rally support for Robredo; laud her for accepting anti-drug post00:50Trending Articles02:49Robredo: 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 WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage MOST READ World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide “There’s still a lot of challenges that we have to surpass, but if we’ll look at the big things, we may not move forward. So we have to take everything step-by-step and we’re looking to continue in extending the paralympic movement here in the Philippines,” she said.“I just hope that in the next generations, the athletes that will come in after us will experience the recognition they rightfully deserve without asking.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next This allowed para athletes to give full attention to their trainings and the competitions as they continue to hoist the Philippine flag high and proud and inspire their compatriots back home.2016 Rio Paralympic bronze medalist Josephine Medina was one of those who have capitalized on this opportunity.“Before, I was using my hard earned money to participate in the different qualifying tournaments. But in 2016, the PWD athletes are already enjoying whole year round of allowances,” she said.“The other countries have their own coaches and staff, but we did it all alone there, attending the technical meetings and training for the games,” said Medina. “Having disabilities is not a hindrance, but a challenge in life, and in those competitions, we’re competing there by our lonesome. With that, the Philippines gained a higher respect from the other countries.”Dumapong-Ancheta, though, believes that the Philippine Paralympic Committee (PPC) and the Philippine Sports Association for the Differently Abled (PHILSPADA) have only scratched the surface when it comes to advancements for athletes with disabilities.ADVERTISEMENT Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken View commentslast_img read more

a month agoElliott impressive as Liverpool cruise past MK Dons

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Elliott impressive as Liverpool cruise past MK Donsby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool cruised to a comfortable 2-0 win over Milton Keynes Dons to secure their place on the Carabao Cup fourth-round on Wednesday.James Milner opened the scoring thanks to a howler from MK Dons goalkeeper Stuart Moore.Ki-Jana Hoever scored his first goal professional goal for the club when he rose beautifully to header home Milner’s cross.Harvey Elliott became the youngest Liverpool player to start a competitive match for the club at 16 years and 174 days.The former Fulham midfielder was excellent and played alongside two other competitive debutants in Caoimhin Kelleher and Rhian Brewster. last_img

7 days agoTottenham boss Pochettino demanding more from Kane

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Tottenham boss Pochettino demanding more from Kaneby Paul Vegas7 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is demanding more from Harry Kane.England captain Kane will also wear the armband for Tottenham over the next few months while Hugo Lloris recovers from injury. Pochettino said: “Harry has a good example with Hugo, working with him. I think he learned a lot from Hugo. He is young but he is learning a lot from different people and he is very mature. He is capable.“But he does not need to feel too much pressure. He needs to act natural. The most important thing is to not show too much the responsibility on your shoulders, to act natural. When you act natural, if you are a natural leader, you don’t feel the responsibility.“When you do what you feel, what you feel here in your heart, it’s natural. The problem is if you need to act. If you are not a real leader and you need to act, you spend energy thinking: ‘How do I need to face this problem?’“But if you trust in yourself and you are a natural leader, that, I promise, you don’t feel the responsibility.” last_img read more

Northwestern’s Chris Collins Accuses Mid-Majors Of Keeping Players From Summer School To Prevent Grad Transfers

first_imgChris Collins of Northwestern.Twitter/@PositiveCoachUSGrad transfers have become a huge part of every college basketball off-season. Many of the top mid-major players will now graduate early and leave for power programs for their final years. A number of coaches are against the practice, calling it “free agency” within the college game, and according to Northwestern head coach Chris Collins, mid-majors are now actively preventing players from graduating.Collins went on InsideNU’s “Pound the Talk” podcast to discuss the transfer issue. And now, what you’re having is — [former Drexel coach] Bruiser Flint lost his job because the best player in his league [Damion Lee], a week before school started, went to Louisville. He lost his job. So you know what’s happening now at all mid-major programs? They don’t let their kids go to summer school. They don’t let them get ahead. They won’t let ‘em graduate. Is that what upper level education is all about? Aren’t we still academic institutions? That want our kids to graduate?While this hasn’t been substantiated, if true, this is a pretty serious accusation from Collins. Whether or not you agree with the grad transfer rules as they currently stand, teams going out of their way to keep players from getting degrees as early as they can would be a pretty serious issue for the NCAA.[InsideNU]last_img read more