New Denver last test before West Kootenay Championships

first_imgBy The Nelson Daily SportsThe West Kootenay High School Cross Country tour resumes today in New Denver as the Lucerne Lakers play host to the fourth stop on the circuit.Today’s stop is the final race of the season before the West Kootenay Championships next week in Salmo. Participants, from Grades 7 to 12, from schools throughout the West Kootenay have been locked in races in preparation for the provincials next month.Races have been held in Kaslo, South Slocan, which was hosted by Mount Sentinel and Nelson before the next stop in New Denver.L.V. Roger’s runner Andrea Stinson and Shawn DeGroot won the first two races of the high school season.The West Kootenay Championships go October 20th in Salmo with the top runners advancing to the East/West Kootenay Finals October 27th at the Camp Busk Cross Country Trails near Apex.The B.C. High School Cross Country Championships go November 6th at Oak Bay in [email protected]last_img read more

THE SKIES THE LIMIT FOR THE FINN VALLEY FLYING CLUB THIS WEEKEND

first_imgThe Finn Valley Flying Club, based at the airfield at Carrickbrack, Convoy will run a Fly-in BBQ/Family day event this Saturday the 10th August from 12 Noon. The event will be a Charity event held for “Fix Crumlin” and in particular will help fund the new Children’s Cancer wing at the hospital.If the weather plays ball we will get to see aircraft landing from all over Ireland and indeed from the UK too. The day kicks off around Midday and aircraft will arrive from Friday night and throughout Saturday. Around 3pm there will be a full aerobatic flying display by one of Irelands top display pilots, this will be a first for Donegal and not to be missed.There will be model aircraft and helicopters, and we may even have a visit by the Air rescue Sikorsky helicopter on the day.Bouncy castles will be available for the children & a full BBQ kicks off around 2 pm.This is a unique event, run by Finn Valley Flying Club to raise funds for Crumlin Hospital for sick children. So if you’re free on Saturday come along and see something uniquely different. It will be signposted from all surrounding towns. The entrance fee is a donation to the “Fix Crumlin” appeal.Find out more about the event on the website at www.finnvalleyflyingclub.com or “find us on Facebook” where you can “like us” to have a chance of winning a flight in an aeroplane during the day. THE SKIES THE LIMIT FOR THE FINN VALLEY FLYING CLUB THIS WEEKEND was last modified: August 7th, 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:AeroplanescharityconvoyCrumlinFinn Valley Flying clubfundraiserhelicopterslast_img read more

Witness appeal following car theft in Bridgend

first_imgGardaí at Buncrana Garda Station are seeking witnesses to an unauthorised taking of a vehicle in Bridgend last night (Mon).A tourist in the area had parked their car, a black Nissan Micra 171 D 22040 outside a restaurant and went in for something to eat.When inside she realised that she must have dropped her car keys and she then realised that the car had been stolen when she went back outside. The timeframe for the theft of the car was between 8.30pm and 9.30pm.Gardaí are urging anyone who was in the area with a dash-cam and who may have captured the car on it or anyone who witnessed anything that might assist with our enquiries to call Buncrana on 074-9320540.Any sightings of this car should be reported immediately to Garda’s confidential line on 1800 666 111.Witness appeal following car theft in Bridgend was last modified: October 8th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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

Joe Pavelski’s injury raises concerns for Sharks as playoffs loom

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceSAN JOSE — Enter Evander Kane. Exit Joe Pavelski.After making due without Kane and Erik Karlsson for seven games, the Sharks will now need to figure out a way to make ends meet without a two-time Norris Trophy winner and their captain. Joe Pavelski missed just his second game in eight years on Monday, sitting out the Sharks game against the Vegas Golden Knights at SAP Center with a lower-body injury.Pavelski appeared …last_img read more

Despite training woes, Medina vows to give best for PH in ASEAN Para Games

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul LATEST STORIES View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side End of the road for Ceres in AFC Cup MOST READ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesterscenter_img Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Josephine Medina. Photo by Randolph B. LeongsonWinning a bronze medal in the 2016 Rio Paralympics brings its own set of expectations.But Josephine Medina would rather shrug off the pressure and just focus on doing her best for the country in the upcoming 2017 ASEAN Para Games. ADVERTISEMENT Currently, she is forced to train by herself or with her partner Pablo Catalan, who isn’t even getting any allowance from the governing body.“The issues with our incentives will always be present. Same on us not having a coach. We’re training without a coach while the other teams are training with experienced coaches. We’re already at a disadvantage. That’s why we can’t help on always asking ourselves if you really trained hard,” she said.Still, what keeps Medina from doing this is her will to make the Philippines proud.“Even if you don’t win, the important thing is that you fought a good fight in the games. You no longer think of yourself because you fight for your country,” she said.ADVERTISEMENT Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side “There’s too much pressure because they expect you to always win a medal. But for me, no matter what happens, I’m sure that I’ll always give my 100-percent in the games,” she said.Placing third in singles class 8 in the Rio Games, Medina is seen as one of the shoo-ins to deliver on table tennis’ target of two mints.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingBut the 47-year-old paddler doesn’t want to get too caught up on the promises, saying, “It’s hard to assure the medal. The approach should always be God’s will.”While the paraathletes are now enjoying some level of support from the government and other sponsors, Medina believes they are still not getting enough to let them train at a high level. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremonylast_img read more

Centres decision on citizenship to Chakmas, Hajongs opposed

first_imgItanagar, May 27 (PTI) The Centres decision to grant citizenship to Chakma and Hajong refugees in Arunachal Pradesh was today opposed by students unions and some political parties who demanded that the state government pursue the matter rigorously with it.A consultative meeting held during the day by All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union(AAPSU) resolved and endorsed AAPSU to conduct an all party meeting to be compulsorily attended by all the 60 MLAs and three MPs of the state within one week to draw more consensus on the issue.It also resolved to revive the high power committee constituted by the union home ministry to study the refugee issue besides carrying out enumeration of the population of Chakmas, Hajongs and Tibetan refugees in the state and discuss the issue of granting ST status to Yobin community in the all party meeting.The meeting appealed to the state government to carry out eviction drive and contain the refugees within the designated blocks till a mechanism is framed.AAPSU president Hawa Bagang expressed surprise over the Centres move even after it assured the students? body at a recent meeting in New Delhi that it would look into the issue positively.Its legal advisor Marto Kato wondered how the Central decision was taken when a curative petition and a special leave petition filed by the state government and the union was pending with the Supreme Court.AAPSU, the apex students union of the state, has been spearheading the movement against the refugees since 1990 and has expressed apprehension that if Chakmas and Hajongs are granted citizenship and settlement rights in Arunachal Pradesh the indigenous tribal communities would be reduced to a minority and opportunities currently available to them would be taken away.advertisementThe meeting was attended by All Papum Pare District Students? Union (APPDSU) and All Tai-Khampti Singpho Students Union, which blamed the state government for improper planning to deal with the issue.Arunachal Press Club President Chopa Cheda asked the AAPSU leadership to immediately convene the all party meeting for a lasting resolution of the problem.Peoples Party of Arunachal (PPA) central working committee chairman Kameng Ringu asked the state government to discuss the matter immediately with the Centre and suggested setting up of a refugee department. Former minister Nyato Rigia suggested the AAPSU leadership to work in tandem with the state government to hammer out a permanent solution.Sports and Youth Affairs department chairman Bamang Tago suggested for confining the refugees in their designated camps till a permanent solution is arrived at and a tripartite talk between the state government, central government and representatives from Chakmas and Hajongs.The meeting also discussed issues including status of Tibetan refugees in the state, enacting laws to protect and safeguard indigenous tribal rights and status of Yobin and Lisu community. Chakmas and Hajongs were originally residents of Chittagong Hill Tracts in erstwhile East Pakistan who left their homeland when it was submerged by the Kaptai dam project in the 1960s. The Chakmas, who are Buddhists, and Hajongs, who are Hindus, also faced religious persecution and entered India through the then Lushai Hills district of Assam (now Mizoram). The Centre moved the majority of them to the North East Frontier Agency (NEFA), which is now Arunachal Pradesh. According to officials, the number of these refugees has increased from about 5,000 in 1964-69 to 1,00,000. At present, they do not posses citizenship and land rights but are provided basic amenities by the state government. In 2015, the Centre was given a deadline by the Supreme Court to confer citizenship to these refugees within three months. The Arunachal Pradesh government approached the apex court in appeal against the order but its curative petition is yet to be heard. PTI UPL KK KKlast_img read more

Mohammad Azharuddin predicts 5-0 win for India vs New Zealand in ODI series

first_imgFormer India skipper Mohammad Azharuddin is mighty impressed with the way Indian team has performed in the ongoing one day international series in New Zealand. India produced clinical shows in the first two ODIs in Napier and Mount Maunganui to take a 2-0 lead in the five-match series. The third match of the series will be played in Mount Maunganui on Monday.”I think 5-0. The way New Zealand are currently playing, I don’t think they will be able to win any match. But nothing is impossible in one day cricket,” Azharuddin told Sports Tak.Azharuddin also termed India a much better side compared to New Zealand, who are No.3 in the ICC ODI team rankings.”The India team is playing so good that it is compelling New Zealand to make mistakes. We thought New Zealand would put a fight but our team is a few steps ahead of them. We are a better side in terms of batting and bowling…I think there’s a scope for improvement in the fielding department,” he said.Azhar also batted for players like Shubman Gill to be given a chance in the fourth and fifth ODIs if India go on to take a 3-0. The two teams will meet again on Monday for the third match of the series.Virat Kohli will return home after the third ODI and in his absence Rohit Sharma will lead the side in the remaning two matches and the three-match Twenty20 series.”The way India are playing, I think Virat Kohli will return home with an unbeatable 3-0 lead. And if that happens, India can experiment in the final two ODIs. Players like Shubman Gill and other who have not been given a chance yet may play. Vijay Shankar hasn’t batted yet and I think he should be part of the final two ODIs. I believe Pandya should be promoted up to bat at No.4 in the final two ODIs. He is a capable batsman. We have to think out of the box and if he plays well at No.4, it’s good for India. I want new players to be given the chance after 3-0,” he said.advertisementAzhar also said Rishabh Pant should be included in the side in place of Ambati Rayudu during the World Cup.”I think Rishabh Pant should play in place of Ambati Rayudu in the World Cup. No doubt, Rayudu has played well so far but when you go for the World Cup your each and every player should be best. I believe, Pant should be given a chance. Kedar Jadhav can bat at No.4 and Pant lower down the order,” Azhar said.Former India cricketer Madan Lal said he was “disappointed” with the way New Zealand played so far in the series.”I think New Zealand is in shock. They are facing one of the best bowling attacks in the world. They failed to play 50 overs in both the matches. There’s no game plan as such. I think, they have lacked temperament and also have not applied themseleves the way the should have. Anything can happen in ODIs. It’s not that they cannot make a comeback in the series,” Madan Lal said.last_img read more