Storm, Nitros to play for KIJHL Championship

first_imgThe Kimberley Dynamiters and Kamloops Storm will play for the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League after the two clubs won their respective Conference Final Series Tuesday.The Nitros ousted the defending KIJHL champs from Beaver Valley 5-1 in Fruitvale to claim the best-of-seven Kootenay title 4-1.In Osoyoos, the Bobby Kashuba scored twice as Kamloops shocked the Coyotes 2-1.After losing Sunday in Kimberley, the Nitros rode on the coattails of netminder Tyson Brouwer.The Kimberley goalie faced 40 shots through two periods, surrendering a single goal to Jacob Boyczuk in the second frame to cut the margin to 2-1 in favour of the road team. But that would be as close as the Nitehawks would get as Kimberley scored three times in the third to seal the victory and the series.Tyler Kinnon, Coy Prevost, Braden Saretsky, Keena Haase and Trevor Van Steinburg scored for Kimberley.Beaver Valley out shot Kimberley 47-28 in the game and 195-118 in the series.Brouwer has put together a remarkable playoff to date, winning 12 of 14 games including an 11 game winning streak as Kimberley eliminated Creston, Fernie and now Beaver Valley from post season.Kashuba scored both goals as the Storm eliminated the Coyotes and advance to the League Championship series against Kimberley.The Coyotes boasted the best regular season record in the entire KIJHL with a 42-7-2-0-1 record, 19 points ahead of Kamloops.The KIJHL Championship series opens Saturday in Kimberley. Game two is Sunday, also in the Bavarian City before the series shifts to Kamloops for Games three and four, Tuesday and Wednesday.The KIJHL winner represents the league at the Cyclone Taylor Cup, April 3-6 in Mission.The KIJHL is the defending league champs.last_img read more

Win a suit with Watson Menswear this Easter!

first_imgIf you are looking for a fresh new look this Easter weekend, Watson Menswear have all you need to get kitted out in the newest Spring/ Summer range.Watson Menswear on Main Street Letterkenny, one of the leading local stockists in menswear, have an amazing competition for this holiday weekend.With every purchase made in store customers are entered into a draw to win a suit! The draw for the winner will take place this Saturday the 15th of April. This competition is just one of the brilliant reasons to visit Watson Menswear this weekend, where you’ll find great deals on clothing for all ages and all occasions: First Holy Communion and Confirmation clothing-3 Piece Suits from €99, Blazers, chinos, jeans and shirts, footwear by Tommy Bowe and clothing brands such as 1880 Club, Diesel and Petrol.  Men’s Suits-brands such as Remus Uomo, Herbie Frogg, Douglas, Harry Brown, Daniel Grahame.  2 Piece suit, shirt and tie €179, 3 Piece suit shirt and tie €229. Ladies Superdry clothing-Jackets, jeggings, t-shirts, hoodies, zip tops – full Spring Summer range. Men’s casual clothing- New Spring/Summer collection- jeans, polo shirts, t-shirts, zip tops, shirts: Brands such as Superdry, XV Kings, Mish Mash, Duck and Cover, Penguin, Swade. Men’s smart clothing- New Spring/ Summer collection- chinos, trousers, shirts, blazers, waistcoats: Brands such as André, Bewley and Ritch, Guide London, Advise, Daniel Grahame, Remus Uomo, Dario Beltran. Wide range of accessories: belts, tie pins, bow ties, ties, wallets, Secrid card holders, gift sets, braces and cufflinks. Footwear both smart and casual from brands such as Wrangler, Tommy Bowe, Base London, Ikon, Herbie Frogg, Morgan & Co, Superdry, Dice. Watson Menswear are open on Holy Thursday from 9am to 8pm and Good Friday from 9am to 6pm – plenty of time to enter the incredible suit draw!Normal opening hours: Monday-Wednesday 9am-6pm Thursday-Friday 9am-8pm Saturday 9am-6pm and Sunday 1pm-6pm Keep an eye on Watson Menswear facebook page for promotional offers and Easter opening hours.  Win a suit with Watson Menswear this Easter! was last modified: April 18th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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


first_imgTyrone GAA boss Mickey Harte has started the mind-games ahead of next season’s blockbuster Ulster Championship game with Donegal by claiming Ballybofey is not big enough for the clash.Donegal County Board have plans to increase the capacity at MacCumhaill Park to 18,000 in an attempt to get the go-ahead to stage the game.But the Tyrone manager claims the ground will not be able to cater for the huge crowd the mouth-watering is expected to attract through the turnstiles. “I think a lot more people would want to see the game live than would be able to be accommodated in Ballybofey or indeed in Healy Park,” said Harte.“So I think it really does need a ground with a bigger capacity to offer that opportunity to as many people as possible to go and see the game. I certainly think it’s a game that will attract a lot of interest.”Provincial chiefs could decide to switch the game to Clones, which has a capacity in excess of 30,000, despite the fact that the draw handed home advantage to Donegal.Donegal County Board chairman PJ McGowan has already stated that JIm McGuinness’ side will not play the game in Clones. Harte believes financial considerations will have a decisive influence in the Ulster Council’s final call on the matter.“Yes, it’s a home draw for Donegal, but they have to weigh up the fact of how many people want to see this game and how many would be likely to be in attendance.“So it could be an economic issue that would determine it at the end of it all.”HARTE THROWS DOWN GAUNTLET BY CLAIMING BALLYBOFEY IS NOT BIG ENOUGH FOR ULSTER CLASH was last modified: November 21st, 2012 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:Jim McGuinnessMACCUMHAILL PARKmickey harteUlster Championshiplast_img read more

Umtata Christian School celebrates Global Dignity Day

first_imgUmtata Christian School pupils with their Global Dignity Day certificates.Prelene SinghOn Wednesday 15 October young South Africans celebrated Global Dignity Day. The day aims to promote the importance of dignity and teach how to help others lead a dignified life. On the day, thousands of volunteers across the world worked to instil a new, positive, inclusive and interconnected sense of value in young people that will guide them as they grow to adulthood.What is Global Dignity?“Dignity is the source of human rights.” This was a key realisation for Vuyo Jack, one of the founders of the Global Dignity Club, a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, selected in 2009. Jack was intrigued by the Global Day initiative, co-founded by a group of his fellow Young Global Leaders, Prince Haakon, the crown Prince of Norway, John Hope Bryant and Prof Pekka Himanen.The initiative was inspired by Prince Haakon’s visit to South Africa in the early days of democracy, where he experienced the importance of dignity in people’s lives. “We wanted to build on this inspiration by extending Global Dignity Day celebrations to many people through a summit in 2010 which was attended by young professionals from and around South Africa,” says Jack.This journey took them around the country covering the nine provinces with a goal of engaging learners from different backgrounds. This compelled them to conceptualise a more sustainable programme for learners where they could engage and take action on matters relating to dignity in their environment, proactively, on a daily basis. This is how the Global Dignity Club programme was established in January 2013.Brand South Africa then joined forces with the Global Dignity movement through the Play Your Part programme. The campaign is aimed at preparing students for their journey towards cultivating the ability to empathise with others and to instil in them the recognition that every life has equal value.The focus is on accelerating the execution of the National Development Plan (NDP) by taking a community-centric approach to the socioeconomic, academic and entrepreneurial development of learners.The South African Dignity campaign has since reached more than 15 000 school learners in nine provinces across the country. The message of dignity is centred on education, financial literacy and the values of ubuntu. Ubuntu is largely understood as an expression of kindness to the vulnerable other. It’s a phenomenon that has less to do with social vulnerability but more about social assertiveness. The concept speaks to the ability of one to claim what is rightfully theirs in relation to the other.The Umtata Christian SchoolLast year, when the campaign was launched, the Umtata Christian School in the Eastern Cape came up with the idea to start a soup kitchen, a drama club and career expos – on a budget of only R2 000 – as part of their contribution to Global Dignity Day.The soup kitchen helps feed homeless people in the area as a way to restore their dignity. The drama club is set to teach performing arts skills to the school’s pupils while simultaneously spreading the message of dignity. With the careers expo, the club adopted three schools in the rural area of Tsolo on the outskirts of Mthatha, with the intention to guide underprivileged learners in career choices and self-introspection that goes into choosing a career.As part of Global Dignity Day celebrations, the learners of Umtata Christian School applied their minds to an integrated programme, performing a play, reflecting on the year by showing videos of the community work they had done throughout the year, such as donating old clothes to the unfortunate and painting a day care centre. They also created a space for participation from the audience by allowing speakers to talk to what dignity means in various spaces, such a spiritual environment and how dignity applies to relationships, as a way to propagate the gospel of dignity to members of their community and the learners.Play Your PartThese smaller community initiatives are entirely developed by learners of the club and executed with help from their mentors and teachers. This lays the foundation early on in their education and the value of active citizenship. They are taught to inspire new ways to make a fundamental change in their respective communities. By such activities which are made appealing to youngsters, they are able to display initiative and leadership abilities, which will be key to realising the development goals outlined in the NDP and Vision 2030.In partnership with the Global Dignity Club, Brand South Africa handed out certificates to all the learners of the Club, as a way to encourage them to continue playing their part in their communities and grow to be active citizens of the country. After all, today’s youth will make up the workforce of 2030, so their input and involvement is crucial.last_img read more

Delaware County Farm Bureau raises $38,000 to fight hunger

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Delaware County Farm Bureau is proud to announce that the 3rd Annual: Benefit in the Barn, a symphony on the farm, raised a total of $38,000 to help fight hunger. Over 700 people came out to support this worthy cause and enjoyed a wonderful evening of delicious food and music by the Central Ohio Symphony. All ticket sales and net proceeds donated went to directly support Central Ohio hunger programs and feed hungry neighbors in the community.Delaware County Farm Bureau is committed to working with community partners to alleviate food insecurity and highlighting the needs of those who struggle getting enough to eat. Food insecurity is a problem in both rural and urban communities and affected families often rely on food pantries and hunger programs to help put food on the table.Photo Credit: Mallorie Boggs, Delaware County Farm BureauThrough a key partnership with the United Way of Delaware County, this event is able to have an overwhelmingly positive impact for many at-risk families.Delaware County Farm Bureau wishes to thank Doug and Cathy Dawson who graciously hosted the event. Thanks are extended to the many sponsors, volunteers and those who purchased tickets and who were in attendance. Through the support of City BBQ, the Delaware County Foundation and Performance Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram, the Delaware County Farm Bureau was able to donate all net proceeds to the Hunger Alliance of Delaware County.This year’s event will be held on Saturday, August 18, 2018 at the beautiful farm of Jim Rodman, located at 5530 Radnor Road in Radnor. In addition to the Central Ohio Symphony, the Delaware Hayes Symphonic Chorus will also be performing. More information will be available in the coming months.last_img read more

Lonzo Ball’s numbers drop in Under Armour, Lakers win

first_imgTrump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ 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 Ball had a triple-double and a 36-point, eight-rebound, 11-assist performance in his two previous games.No. 15-seeded Los Angeles (4-2) advanced to play third-seeded Dallas on Sunday.“Team effort,” Ball said. “They came through in the fourth quarter and got the win as a collective unit. Moving on.“Long as we’re winning, (summer league is) successful. That’s all I care about.”Two weeks of summer play in three cities has been enough for teams to hold out many marquee players late this week, though there was plenty of intensity on the floor Saturday in the quarterfinal round of tournament play in Las Vegas.ADVERTISEMENT The Celtics decided not to play the last two No. 3 overall picks, Jaylen Brown (right quad contusion) and Jayson Tatum (knee soreness), and also sat 2016 first-rounder Ante Zizic (left hamstring strain) and 2017 NBA G League Rookie of the Year Abdel Nader (left calf strain). The Mavericks played their marquee players. The difference in decisions showed on the court.The Mavericks never trailed after the first quarter as all-rookie second-team selection Yogi Ferrell put up 20 points, including four 3-pointers. Nicolas Brussino added 18 points and five rebounds.Dallas knocked down 15 compared to Boston’s nine.Rosco Allen led the Mavericks with 12.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Federer vows to defend Wimbledon title in 2018 MOST READ LATEST STORIES Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim The losers go home instead of the semifinal round Sunday.In other action:GRIZZLIES 98, HEAT 95, 2OTWayne Selden scored 24 points to lead Memphis.“It was a real sloppy game on our part,” Selden told the ESPN broadcast. “But down the stretch we got back to what we do and that’s guard and play defense. It was an ugly game, but we made it happen.“We’ve got to get the ball moving.”Gian Clavell, who finished with 20 points, hit a 3-pointer with 5.1 seconds left in regulation to force overtime, but the Heat would manage just five total points in the two extra periods.Selden hit a pair of free throws to force the second overtime and Wade Baldwin hit two more after rebounding his own missed free throw to go up 97-94 with 16.6 seconds left. Clavell missed a 3-pointer to tie just before the final buzzer.The No. 4-seeded Grizzlies (5-0) will face the No. 16 Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday.Dillon Brooks, the second-round pick from Oregon, scored 14 and had four steals for Memphis, and 2016 first-rounder Baldwin had 12 points on 4-for-17 shooting.center_img Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball. APLonzo Ball’s stat line was down after two big games. He still had the building buzzing Saturday night at the NBA Summer League.The Los Angeles Lakers overcame a double-digit deficit to advance to the semifinals with a 115-106 victory over the Brooklyn Nets, with much of the focus again on Ball’s feet.ADVERTISEMENT National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Miami guard Matt Williams scored 18 and knocked down six 3-pointers.The Heat held out No. 14 overall pick Bam Adebayo.TRAIL BLAZERS 94, SPURS 87Portland’s Jake Layman warmed up in the fourth quarter and finished with his summer league-high 23 points, including 13 in the final quarter. The 2016 Maryland second-rounder scored nine of the Trail Blazers’ 11 points during a fourth-quarter stretch and his 3-pointer with 4:46 pushed lead to 84-74. The Spurs never recovered.“I was staying aggressive,” Layman told ESPN. “For me, the most important thing is defense. I’ve worked a lot on that this summer. That’s what I’m most proud of.”Big Ten Player of the year Caleb Swanigan had 16 points and nine rebounds, while 2015 first-rounder RJ Hunter added 16 points for the Blazers.Spurs guard Bryn Forbes, who entered the day as Summer League’s top scorer at 29.3 points per game, fouled out in the fourth quarter with 13 points.Derrick White, the former Division II player who went No. 29 in the 2017 draft, paced the Spurs with 20 points and five rebounds.The Spurs did not play 2016 first-rounder Dejounte Murray.MAVERICKS 91, CELTICS 74 View comments El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes His choice of footwear has become one of the biggest stories of Summer League. After wearing his own ZO2 shoes in his first two games, which sell for $495 under his family’s independent Big Baller Brand, Ball wore the Nike Kobe AD and a James Harden signature Adidas in the following games. It was Under Armour’s turn Saturday when Ball played in a pair from Stephen Curry’s signature line.“When I wake up, I decide that,” Ball told ESPN.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 starsWhen asked if the shoe rotation is part of a bigger plan, the No. 2 overall pick replied, “You could say that.”Ball had 14 points, nine rebounds and seven assists. Vander Blue and No. 27 overall pick Kyle Kuzma carried the offensive load. Blue scored 27 and buried a 3-pointer with 1:07 left to give the Lakers a 111-103 lead. Kuzma added 26. FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Touchline Newsletter – 4th Edition

first_imgThe journal is an excellent resource for affiliates as it investigates the ins and outs of risk management associated with sport by relating to real situations in various sports from all over the world. In the 4th edition of Touchline, Sportscover focus on the issue of Sport and the Law and when the two mix, it provides some fantastic sports anecdotes from around the globe in the ‘Sports Shorts’ section and also provides an interesting piece regarding head injuries among the contact football codes.To view a copy of the journal, please click the link below.

10 months agoCardiff boss Warnock: Crystal Palace and Jordan very good for me

first_imgCardiff boss Warnock: Crystal Palace and Jordan very good for meby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveCardiff City boss Neil Warnock admits former Crystal Palace owner Simon Jordon helped him fall back in love with the game.Warnock faces his former club today.He said, “I’m looking forward to it because I’ve got some special memories there. I’ve got some good friends there and it’s always a good atmosphere.”I enjoyed it. Simon Jordan got me that love back. I felt really let down leaving Sheffield United. I think I would’ve jacked it in had it not been for Simon.”I ended up having a fabulous relationship with him and I’m disappointed how it ended for him as well.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

UTech and NCU Receive Institutional Accreditation

first_imgStory Highlights Institutional Accreditation is the status granted to an institution that has been found to meet or exceed established standards for educational quality. Both universities were presented with the certification at an awards ceremony held during the UCJ symposium on quality assurance in higher education on March 12 at the Iberostar Hotel in Montego Bay, St. James. The University Council of Jamaica (UCJ) has officially presented formal certificates of Institutional Accreditation to the Northern Caribbean University (NCU) and the University of Technology Jamaica (UTech). The University Council of Jamaica (UCJ) has officially presented formal certificates of Institutional Accreditation to the Northern Caribbean University (NCU) and the University of Technology Jamaica (UTech).Both universities were presented with the certification at an awards ceremony held during the UCJ symposium on quality assurance in higher education on March 12 at the Iberostar Hotel in Montego Bay, St. James.Institutional Accreditation is the status granted to an institution that has been found to meet or exceed established standards for educational quality.In addition, the Caribbean Maritime University, The Mico University College, the University College of the Caribbean, and Excelsior Community College have been presented with certificates of candidacy for institutional accreditation by the UCJ.Director of Accreditation at the University Council of Jamaica Dr. Dottlyn Minot, stated that “these institutions have signalled their intention to apply for institutional accreditation’ in fact, they have submitted the requirements to become eligible for institutional accreditation”.The Excelsior Community College in Kingston also received programme accreditation status for five of its existing courses, while eight programmes offered by The Mico University College received accreditation from the UCJ.Also, a number of other colleges received accreditation for several Bachelor’s and Associate Degree programmes.Bethlehem Moravian College in St. Elizabeth received accreditation for its Associate of Science in Business Administration, and Hospitality and Tourism Management programmes; while the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts in the Corporate Area received accreditation for five programmes, including its Bachelor of Arts in Education and Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Arts.The UCJ has also given the stamp of approval to the Moneague College in St. Ann by awarding accreditation status to seven of its programmes, while the Montego Bay Community College received accreditation for eight programme offerings.The Jamaica Stock Exchange, through its eCampus, received certificate of accreditation for its post-graduate Diploma in Financial Service Management; and the Jamaica Theology Seminary received accreditation for its Bachelor of Arts in Applied Behaviour Analysis and Bachelor of Arts in Applied Social and Professional Transformation.Vector Technology Institute also received programme accreditation for three of its courses, including the Bachelor of Science in Technology Management.last_img read more

Grieving mother believes daughters death at Caribbean resort suspicious

first_imgAshley BrandonAPTN NewsA Manitoba mother is still grieving the death of her daughter, who died on a Caribbean vacation three weeks ago.Holly Twoheart believes Danielle Twoheart’s death is suspicious.Danielle, 26, died in hospital after what hotel security claims was a fall from a three-story balcony at an all-inclusive Dominican Republic resort.The mother sat down with APTN News to describe what happened.The mother and daughter arrived at the resort on the evening of February 14 and decided to go out drinking, but got separated on the way to back to their room later that night.Holly says she asked security guards to help her back to her room because she was inebriated, and her daughter went ahead to use the washroom.  “That’s the last time I saw my daughter,” she says.Holly Twoheart is in mourning after her daughter died on vacation. (Ashley Brandson/APTN)Holly says she stayed up waiting for Danielle to return to the room, when around 3 a.m., there was a knock on the door and it was security, “They told me to come with them and that’s when they took me to the scene where my daughter was laying.”Danielle was lying in the grass outside below a set of balconies.  Twoheart recalls, “I was screaming, crying, I was hysterical.  I was like, ‘That’s my baby’ and I was crying, ‘No, no, no’.”Twoheart says she was told security was chasing Danielle to bring her back to the room, and that she jumped from the balcony, “She wouldn’t jump, why would she jump?  She has family at home and everything, she’s going to school, she wasn’t suicidal.”Danielle Twoheart allegedly jumped from this balcony at her Punta Cana hotel. (Photo Holly Twoheart)She says her daughter was taken to a local hospital and succumbed to her injuries.In an email to APTN News, Global Affairs Canada spokesperson Richard Walker wrote: “Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the Canadian citizen who died in the Dominican Republic.  Consular officials are in contact with Dominican Republic authorities to gather additional information, and due to the provisions of the Privacy Act, no further information can be disclosed.”The Twohearts are originally from Sagkeeng First Nation, located 100 kms northeast of Winnipeg.  Recently APTN confirmed 20 missing and murdered Indigenous women cases from this community, Danielle being one of them.Holly says she’s received support from the community, including Chief Derrick Henderson.Henderson tells APTN he’s writing a letter to Canadian consular officials to get more details.Danielle Twoheart died under mysterious circumstances in the Dominican Republic. (Photo Holly Twoheart)“I’m not satisfied with ‘It’s an accident’.  I’m going to pursue it further. I’ve been in touch with the national and regional chiefs, I’m going to be requesting for something more than just, ‘Yeah, she fell off the balcony’.”Holly says she hopes this support will initiate a more thorough investigation into her daughter’s [email protected]@ashleybrandsonlast_img read more