BC Winter Games Committee looking to residents for stories of previous Games

first_imgThe 2020 B.C. Winter Games is taking place from February 20 to the 23 in Fort St. John.For more information, you can visit bcgames.org. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – With less than 100 days until the 2020 B.C. Winter Games coming to Fort St. John, the Winter Games Committee is looking for you to share your stories of Games past.According to Amber Harding, Public Relations for the Winter Games, the stories from residents of Fort St. John and area will be used as part of the ongoing marketing of the Games.Harding says the type of stories they are looking for is if you volunteered or participated in previous B.C. Games events.- Advertisement -According to Harding, to submit a story, you can submit the story idea online and then a team of writers will get in touch with you and write a story from what you tell them.All stories will then be featured on the Winter Games’ website and other social media properties.All story ideas can be submitted online through a submission form.Advertisementlast_img read more

Fiston leaves Burundi camp for Angola

first_img“We are going for talks with a club there because they had expressed interest in signing me. It is just for a day then I return. Hopefully I will sign but at the moment nothing is concrete. I return tentatively on Thursday so I will not be in for the game,” Fiston told Capital Sports.The striker has been released by Sundowns after returning from a loan spell with Bloemfontein Celtic and was not even registered in their squad for the new season. Fiston travelled to Kenya with the Burundi squad as he continued his search for a new club.Burundi forward Abdul Razak Fiston walks on during their CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup tie at the Bukhungu Stadium in Kakamega on December 4, 2017. PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu“The joy of a player always is to play and it is not different with me. I need to get playing time and that is why I am in search for a new club. I enjoyed my time at Bloem and picked up good form scoring a number of goals because I got time to play,” the forward noted.The Burundian forward joined Sundowns in June 2015 in a deal worth in excess of Sh25mn from Batoto ba Mungu who cited his prowess during the 2013 CECAFA Senior Challenge in Kenya and signed him the following season.If he moves to Angola, Sofapaka will be entitled to 20pc of his transfer fee, another windfall for the Elly Kalekwa owned club.“There are several clubs which have expressed interest in signing me; some in South Africa, others in Algeria.. so pretty soon I will be on the pitch playing,” Fiston said while laughing off a suggestion for him to return to Kenya.The goal-poacher was a crowd favorite alongside teammate Shassir Nahimana as Burundi played Uganda at the Bukhungu Stadium on Monday and he hopes he will be back in time for the South Sudan match next Monday to help his side fight for a semi-final slot.The Burundi squad that started the CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup tie against Uganda Cranes at the Bukhungu Stadium in Kakamega on December 4, 2017. PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu“I felt very good playing in Kenya again and the fans coming behind us. We played really well and hopefully we can challenge to get to the semis. Uganda is a very tough team and getting a point was a plus,” Fiston said.His coach Olivier Niyungeko heaped praise on the impact Fiston had on the team alongside other experienced players in Pierre Kwizera and Laudit Mavugo.“We have very many young players in the team and the three experienced players have done a lot to motivate them and give them confidence. I am very happy for Fiston and what he has brought into the team,” the coach said.Burundi’s target in the Challenge Cup is to get to the final and Niyungeko is confident with the performance they had against Uganda, an appearance in the final will be a real target.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Burundi forward Abdul Razak Fiston makes a shot at goal under pressure from Uganda captain Bernard Muwanga during their CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup tie at the Bukhungu Stadium in Kakamega on December 4, 2017. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluKAKAMEGA, Kenya, Dec 5- Burundi will be without red hot former Sofapaka striker Abdul Razak Fiston for their second CECAFA Senior Challenge Group B match against Ethiopia on Thursday with the forward leaving camp to travel to Angola to negotiate for a new club.Fiston who played for Burundi in their 0-0 draw against Uganda yesterday and was one of the best performers for his side travelled from Kakamega immediately after the match to Nairobi where he is scheduled to catch a flight to Luanda for negotiations.last_img read more

Young driver has ‘fair’ Garda to thank for not being jailed

first_imgA young man who side-rammed a Garda patrol car at 100kph causing €4,500 of damage has been saved from going to jail by the Garda he tried to drive off the road.Dominic Keys undertook a series of dangerous driving manoeuvres after he fled a Garda checkpoint in Co Donegal. Keys, from Whitehall, St Johnston, drove at high speed through a number of townlands and villages pulling hand-brake turns.The then 19-year-old was stopped at a routine Garda checkpoint at Ballyboe, Manorcunningham by Garda Barry Gallagher and Marcus O’Dowd at around 2am on October 7th, 2017.The conditions were wet and as Keys driving a red Audi A4 approached the checkpoint he suddenly put the car into reverse and sped off forcing Gardai to launch a pursuit.Gardai pursued Keys across several townlands as he performed a number of danger manoeuvres and drove on the wrong side of the road and at high speed.At one stage Gardai managed to pull up alongside the red Audi being driven by Keys but he turned the steering wheel into them and caused a side impact ramming.Keys managed to drive off but Gardai recognised the driver and called to his father’s home where they told his shocked father Martin about what had happened.Dominic Keys called to see Gardai and admitted the offences very early on and apologised to Gardai for his behaviour.He took to the witness box and told the court he did not know what came over him on the night of the incident.He said “I’m disgusted with myself and that I put other people at risk – the Gardai and the other people in the car, It was pure stupidity. It was completely out of line, I’m 22 now.“I have never driven since. It was nobody else’s fault but my own. My dad has always given me support and I’d be lost without him.”Letterkenny Circuit Court heard Keys had pleaded guilty to three charges, two of dangerous driving and another of endangerment.Garda Barry Gallagher spoke up on behalf of the accused and said he knew him socially from playing football and that this event was completely out of character for Keys.He agreed with barrister Fiona Crawford that the accused was from a very good family background.Garda Galagher said “I got the impression he made a very bad decision and that’s what happened. He’s from a good decent family, he’s a good guy. I briefly know him through football and he is a decent fella. I would know him socially and this is out of character.”Barrister Ms Crawford added that her client was very sorrowful for what had happened and that he hasn’t been behind the wheel since the incident more than a year and a half ago.Passing sentence Judge John Aylmer described Keys’ driving as “appalling” and placed it in the mid-range of such offences.However, he said Keys dealt with the incident in the appropriate manner from the outset with a plea and noted that he had no previous convictions.He said the endangerment charge warranted a sentence of two and a half years in prison and the dangerous driving charges merited sentences of six months.However, because of the mitigating circumstances, he would reduce these to 18 months and four months each.Taking into account all the factors in the case he said he was prepared to impose a 240 hours community service sentence on Keys in lieu of the 18 months in prison and took the other two charges into consideration.He told the accused that he had Garda Gallagher to thank in many ways that he was not facing a custodial sentence saying he was “extremely fair if not sympathetic and charitable” towards him.Young driver has ‘fair’ Garda to thank for not being jailed was last modified: May 13th, 2019 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:courtDominic KeysdonegalGardaramlast_img read more

Tune in for first live streaming of prestigious Tip O’Neill Awards

first_imgThe prestigious Tip O’Neill Irish Diaspora Awards Ceremony will be streamed live for the first time this Friday 27 September at 7.30pm on the Donegal County Council website www.donegalcoco.ie.Cllr. Nicholas Crossan, Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council and Chair of the Tip O’Neill Irish Diaspora Award Committee believes that this will open up the event to a wider global audience.“We are delighted to be live streaming the Tip O’Neill Irish Diaspora Awards ceremony from the Inishowen Gateway Hotel in Buncrana allowing us to bring what is always a very special event to a wider audience” says Cllr. Crossan. “This means that family and friends of the recipients who don’t have the opportunity of travelling to Donegal for the event will be able to see the recipients being honoured for their outstanding achievements and in particular for their support of the diaspora.“It also means that Donegal people and those with a love of Donegal located all over the world will be able to tune in and join us for an evening that celebrates and remembers one of the county’s most illustrious sons the late Tip O’Neill.”The four notable members of the diaspora that are set to be honoured at this year’s award ceremony are author and playwright Frank McGuinness; Dublin based businessman Pat Doherty; US based attorney Patrick C. Dunican Jr, and; US based businessman Daniel J. Hilferty.  On Thursday 26 September, each recipient will share their own life story during a special event with Professor Paul Moore at Ulster University, Magee. The Tip O’Neill Irish Diaspora Awards were first hosted in 2012 to mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of Tip O’Neill whose maternal grandparents hailed from Inishowen in Co. Donegal and have become a cornerstone of the work of the Donegal Diaspora initiative as it continues to reach out across the globe to all those with a connection to Donegal.Garry Martin, Director of Economic Development with Donegal County Council explains that “this year will see the Tip O’Neill Irish Diaspora Awards kickstarting an exciting 10 day celebration of all things Donegal through the new Donegal Connect initiative.  These events will be showcasing Donegal as a great place to visit, to live in, to work in and to invest in.”For more on the Tip O’ Neill Awards weekend including the Tip O’Neill Golf Challenge on Saturday September 28th at Ballyliffin Golf Course and the packed programme for Donegal Connect check out www.donegalconnect.com .Tune in for first live streaming of prestigious Tip O’Neill Awards was last modified: September 25th, 2019 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:councildonegallive-streamingTip O’Neilllast_img read more

Stupid Evolution Quote of the Week: What Thou Doest, Do Quickly

first_imgThis award should be for last week since the article on EurekAlert was dated Jan 29.  From a press release at Rice University, it begins:It’s a mystery why the speed and complexity of evolution appear to increase with time.  For example, the fossil record indicates that single-celled life first appeared about 3.5 billion years ago, and it then took about 2.5 billion more years for multi-cellular life to evolve.  That leaves just a billion years or so for the evolution of the diverse menagerie of plants, mammals, insects, birds and other species that populate the earth.It’s clear the author of that line was not asking if the speed and complexity of evolution increased, but why it did.  The article tries to make a rather logically incestuous point that evolution selects for faster evolvability (see 08/04/2004 entry and 10/04/2005 commentary).    Later on in the article, a quote by Michael Deem implies that the whole complex human immune system was a simple mistake: “For example, we can trace the development of the adaptive immune system in humans and other jointed vertebrates to an HGT insertion1 about 400 million years ago.”  Elementary, my dear Michael. 1HGT = horizontal gene transfer.  Some other creature’s gene for immunity from some unknown source inserted itself into the line leading to man – so the story goes.  How that gene provided immune function is left as an exercise (for speculation).Evolution is the omniscient, omnipotent, inscrutable deity of the Darwinists.  At least Christians have a real God instead of a virtual one.  If you pray to a virtual deity, you only get a virtual answer.  Dictionary.com also indicates that virtual can mean: “Simulated; performing the functions of something that isn’t really there.  An imaginative child’s doll may be a virtual playmate.”  Interpretation: Darwinists are still playing with Tinker Bell dolls and should grow up.(Visited 10 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Nat’l team vet Norwood savoring every moment playing for PH

first_img“I can’t believe it’s been 10 years right? It’s just an honor to be a part of this team.”From being the greenhorn back in 2007, Norwood is now the elder statesman for Gilas Pilipinas as he bore witness to the highest of highs and lowest of lows.FEATURED 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 shutoutStill, the Rain or Shine swingman shared there’s no rush quite like representing the country in the international stage.And in his latest stint for Gilas, the 32-year-old Norwood showed why he’s still a vital piece, averaging 7.5 points, 6.5 rebounds, and 3.5 assists in victories over Japan and Chinese Taipei in the 2019 Fiba World Cup Asian qualifiers Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police 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 Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Read Next Wrapping up Gilas’ first pair of games in the Asian qualifiers, Norwood was beaming with pride as he feels that this current crop of national team campaigners have a great chance in helping the team reach their quest of earning a ticket to the 2019 Fiba World Cup in China.“The young guys are awesome. They bring a lot of energy to this team,” he beamed. “They are not just the future of Gilas but also the future of Philippine basketball.” LATEST STORIES CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Gabe Norwood. Photo from Fiba.comGabe Norwood admits that it feels like it was only yesterday when he first suited up for the Philippine national team.“It’s humbling, very humbling,” Norwood said, looking back to the day he first represented the country.ADVERTISEMENT View comments MOST READ Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Cayetano: 4 social media groups behind SEA Games ‘sabotage’ QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH His efforts did not go unnoticed as one of Gilas’ chief backers acknowledged his tireless efforts.Bounty Agro Ventures Inc. president Ronald Mascariñas awarded Norwood with the Chooks-to-Go Loyalty Award moments after Gilas’ 90-83 win against Chinese Taipei on Monday in a thanksgiving dinner at Barrio Fiesta in Ali Mall.Allein Maliksi was also feted with the Sportsmanship Award for his commitment to the national team through the first leg of the Asian qualifiers.Surprised with the honor bestowed on him, Norwood said that he’s just treasuring every chance he gets to play for flag and country.“Time is undefeated so I’m just here, trying to enjoy every moment,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Saguisag appeals for ‘trouble-free’ Game 2last_img read more

Alex Cabagnot to miss few San Miguel games as he recovers from surgery

first_imgIs Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening BREAKING: Corrections officer shot dead in front of Bilibid Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cabagnot suffered a broken nose in December of 2016 after getting hit by Meralco forward Cliff Hodge in an accidental collision.“I have to get clearance from the surgeon, every two weeks they have to see if it’s healing correctly because they have to observe it,” said Cabagnot after San Miguel’s practice Wednesday at Acropolis Clubhouse.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion“I have to wear a mask for the first three months and we’re going to go from there. Hopefully I can help expedite the healing process, God willing.”Cabagnot added that he was supposed to have surgery on his nose when San Miguel got eliminated in the Governors’ Cup quarterfinals in November but he had to postpone it because of his commitments. ‘Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance PLAY LIST 01:30’Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss LATEST STORIES Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviñocenter_img SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Rafael Nadal withdraws from Brisbane to focus on Australian Open Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—San Miguel will start its bid for a fifth straight Philippine Cup with a shorthanded starting five.Point guard Alex Cabagnot is set to sit out the Beermen’s first few games of the PBA 2019 season to allow his broken nose to get a full recovery after getting surgery in December.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion The 36-year-old point guard is an assistant coach with University of the Philippines in the UAAP and was also part of Gilas Pilipinas that competed in the last leg of the Fiba World Cup Asian Qualifiers.And these delays were what caused minor complications on the injury.“I want to play but it’s like a freshly broken nose,” said Cabagnot. “It’s freshly re-fixed from before. The procedure took longer than expected because it has been two years since it happened so there’s calcium buildup and a bone has formed that deviated in a way.”ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Spoils shared in Old Firm derby

first_imgCeltic 0 Rangers 0: Spoils shared in frantic Old Firm derby Tom Webber 21:55 12/30/17 ScottSinclair - cropped Getty Images Celtic and Rangers had chances to emerge from the Old Firm derby triumphant, but a draw offers Aberdeen a chance to close in on the summit. Celtic could see their lead at the Scottish Premiership summit cut to six points after being held to a 0-0 draw by arch-rivals Rangers in an enthralling Old Firm derby.The reigning champions had plenty of chances to head into the mid-season break on the back of a win, but their inability to do so left them clinging on to a result that gives Aberdeen a chance to close in on them with victory at home to Hearts later on Saturday.Rangers pressed well in the opening stages and broke for a chance that Alfredo Morelos fired wide, but they had to rely upon goalkeeper Wes Foderingham to avoid falling out of contention in the first period. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player After pushing James Forrest’s shot wide, Foderingham clawed a header from Moussa Dembele away and held onto Scott Sinclair’s follow-up on the line, but the Gers lost veteran centre-back Bruno Alves to injury in the process.18′ SUB: David Bates comes on to replace the injured Bruno Alves. pic.twitter.com/tKySXFBuir— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) December 30, 2017Sinclair spurned a fantastic chance when he swept wide in first-half stoppage time and it would have proved costly had Celtic keeper Craig Gordon not pushed a brilliant scissor-kick from James Tavernier over the top.With Rangers enjoying their best spell, Dembele, heavily linked with a move to Brighton and Hove Albion in the transfer window, was replaced by Leigh Griffiths in the 61st minute in what could prove to be his Celtic Park farewell.Gordon produced another phenomenal stop with his left leg to deny Morelos nodding home after an excellent run from Tavernier on the right, and the Colombian was unable to hit the target with a free header when the duo combined again 11 minutes from time.That miss means Rangers’ wait for a first league win at Celtic since October 2010 continues. read morelast_img read more

Mason Rudolph: ‘We Just Control What We Can Control’

first_imgHe’s right about the rushing. It was just OSU’s fifth 300-yard game on the ground since 2010. An incredible performance by all parties, and Justice Hill and Chris Carson were magnificent. Rudolph was pretty strong with his legs as well as he scampered for one TD and bulled his way to another.He now has these stats on the year:64% completions326 yards per game29 total TDs4 INTHe’s also approaching the rare 4,000-yard club through the air. He needs around 500 yards in Bedlam and the bowl game to join Brandon Weeden as the only two OSU QBs to ever do it. And about that bowl game (and backdoor CFB Playoff appearance).“You know I think we just control what we can control,” said Rudolph. “We played our butts off and you know really, really proud of our team and we’re looking forward to going into an off week, getting healthy and playing for a Big Te….Big 12 championship. That’s all we’re worried about.”The Freudian slip was terrific. The 10-1 record even better. Mason Rudolph was 17/34 for 207 yards and a TD and another 23 yards on seven carries (and 2 TDs) on the ground. It was a good (not great) road performance for QB1 who moved to 21-5 as a starter and 15-0 against teams in the Big 12 not named Baylor.He spoke with FS1’s Bruce Feldman after the game about what made OSU click on offense and what his thoughts are on the CFB Playoff rankings.“I think our defense played great all day got us a lot of key turnovers there in the second half,” said Rudolph. “Really proud of those guys. You know, combine that with running the ball for over 300 yards was big time and really proud of those guys up front.” While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more

Watch Guide: Championship Week

first_imgThe season is nearly over. We just have this week plus Army-Navy week and that’s it. It flew by didn’t it? Remember, we get Colorado-Washington tonight before the other four Power 5 title games tomorrow. All the bowl implications this weekend. I’m rooting for complete chaos for the committee. No outs.Thanks as always to Ryan Hartwig for his work all season.Weekend Watch Guide: Championship Week While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more