City to host Wheelchair sports for all this summer

first_imgWheelchair Basketball is coming this summer to the City of Fort St. John.  With the help of PacificSport, KidSport and B.C. Wheelchair Sports, the games will be running every second Friday: July 10th, 24th, August 7th, and 21st, at the North Peace Arena from 6:30pm to 8:30pm.The Wheelchair sports program is open for everyone to try. While there is no lower age limit a child should be large enough to handle the chair and so age 6 and over would be recommended. There are a limited number of sportchairs available and City staff will rotate participants to ensure equal playing time.These will be drop-in sessions and cash only at a cost of $3 for adults and $2 for children under the age of 17.- Advertisement -For more information is posted on the City website, or contact: recreation@fortstjohn.ca or call, 250.785.4592.last_img read more

DONEGAL GAA SOUVENIRS SET TO BE COUNTY’S MOST POPULAR CHRISTMAS PRESENTS

first_imgDONEGAL captain Michael Murphy has unveiled two special souvenirs of the county’s All-Ireland winning year – and both are set to be top of everyone’s Christmas present list.One of them is a unique limited edition print featuring the All-Ireland winning squad, signed by each player and franked with a gold stamp.Just 200 of photographer Brian McDaid’s print are being sold. But if you’re not lucky enough to get your hands on one of those – and they are expected to sell out very quickly – there’s always the Donegal GAA calendar.Packed with pictures from each round of the Ulster and All-Ireland championships, the calendar goes on sale this week at newsagents across Donegal.Sponsored by the Inishowen Independent and HealthWise Pharmacies, the calendar goes on sale for €9.99.The limited edition print – priced at €80 – can only be purchased via the Cristeph Gallery in Letterkenny. (0749126411) Proceeds from both items will go to the county players’ fund.Said captain Michael Murphy: “The calendar is superb; it brought back some fantastic memories from a great year for me personally and a brilliant year for the team and the county.“The pictures capture the year in a way that’s very special. It’s a great way to mark a great year.” DONEGAL GAA SOUVENIRS SET TO BE COUNTY’S MOST POPULAR CHRISTMAS PRESENTS was last modified: November 12th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:DONEGAL GAA SOUVENIRS SET TO BE COUNTY’S MOST POPULAR CHRISTMAS PRESENTSlast_img read more

GOLF NEWS – PORTSALON CLUB NOTES

first_imgPortsalon Golf ClubTeam NewsIt was a busy week end on the team front at Portsalon golf club. It all commenced on Friday with the Jimmy Carroll competition where John Strain dispatched his team to Omagh. The team failed by the narrow margin of just six points. Also on Friday Cathal Canning dipped his hand into the team management arena with the Donegal Junior Cup. Cathal’s team entertained Dunfanaghy in this first leg match. Portsalon came away with six matches to one. Sunday was indeed a busy day with no fewer than three events taking place. Our mixed foursomes team led by past captain D P Logue travelled to the North West for the qualifying round and emerged in second place. They now face Nairn/Portnoo in the next round. In the Ulster Cup John Logue’s team had a six matches to one victory over Larne Golf Club. The return leg is scheduled for Sunday. In the Donegal Minor League John Fitzgerald’s team entertained North West in the first leg match and came away with a four match to one victory. ResultsThe winner of the Sunday members competition was Sean Gibson (19) 41 points, runner up Pascal Cullen (6) 41 points gross Eamon Mc Dermott (4) 32 points, third Ronan Mc Clafferty (13) 41 points. The CSS was 37 points. Congratulations to Eunan Mc Glynn who recorded a hole in one at the par three 10th hole. Donegal Links ClassicMembers are reminded that the Donegal Links Classic will is staged at Portsalon Golf course on Monday 27th and Tuesday 28th MayA few places remain so if you wish to take part in this prestigious event contact Ballyliffen Golf Club on 074 9376119FixturesOn Saturday 25th The Captain Joe Harkin sponsored Francophone Ladies & Gents open competition. On Sunday 26th May there is the usual members competition and on Wednesday 29th May it’s a gents open competition. A time sheet is in operation for all competitions contact 0749159459 or go online to portsalongolfclub.com.Match Play Competitions.The Portsalon Golf Club’s singles and doubles matchplay draw has taken place and the full draw is posted in the clubhouse. All players in this seasons competition are reminded that all first round matches must be completed by 16th June .3 Course Pass This is a new promotion arrangement between Portsalon,Rosapenna and Dunfanaghy golf clubs. The pass will cost €90 and full details will announced later.Protect Your Course.Replacing divots is no more than good golf etiquette. So we should all think of our fellow golfers and replace our divots. In addition all members are encouraged to take a Divot Bag with them on their golfing round and replace the divot with either the mixture or the actual divot. Divot bags are available on entry to the first tee box and also at the 5th & 12th tee boxes.. Please ensure that you pick up a divot bag and assist with the course maintenance. If you forget to collect your divot bag at the first tee there is another chance to do so on the second tee. We can all play a part.Local Rule-Stakes and Ropes All members and visitors are reminded that a local rule is in operation regarding the identified areas surrounding our greens. This is an action taken to protect the areas surrounding the greens.PlacingMembers and visitors should note that six inch placing on all fairways only was is in operation at Portsalon Golf Club.On Line BookingMembers and visitors to Portsalon Golf Club should note that on line booking is now available for all competitions at Portsalon at the flick of a button go to portsalongolfclub.comGOLF NEWS – PORTSALON CLUB NOTES was last modified: May 23rd, 2013 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:Portsalon Golf Club Noteslast_img read more

Live talkSPORT commentary of Championship play-off final

first_img2 The Championship play-off final between Aston Villa and Fulham on Saturday could be worth at least £280 million for the winners.Villa and Fulham hope to join Wolves and Cardiff in the Premier League next season and the prize on offer in the annual winner-takes-all clash at Wembley is still the biggest in world football.The winners will benefit from future additional revenue of at least £160 million across the next three seasons, which could rise to in excess of £280 million if they survive their first season in the top flight.It’s the final many expected – Fulham finished third after a 23-game unbeaten run, while Villa ended up seven points clear of semi-final opponents Middlesbrough in fourth.But form is irrelevant now. It’s one game to define a season and, perhaps, a future. 2 Semi-finals: Aston Villa secured a 1-0 victory against Middlesbrough over two legs and Fulham came from 1-0 down in the first leg to beat Derby 2-1 on aggregateWhen is the game and what time does it kick off? The game kicks-off at 5pm on Saturday.Where can I stream it?talkSPORT will be at Wembley and you can hear all the action live at 5pm here, with our coverage starting at 4pm.Confirmed team newsAston Villa have made onechange from the team which faced Middlesbrough in their play-off semi-final second leg. Ahmed Elmohamady has passed a fitness test following a hamstring injury and starts in place of James Bree, who is among the substitutes. John Terry captains the side.Fulham have named the same side which beat Derby in their play-off semi-final second leg, with Tom Cairney captaining the side and young star Ryan Sessegnon starting.Aston Villa: Johnstone, Elmohamady, Chester, Terry (c), Hutton, Snodgrass, Jedinak, Hourihane, Adomah, Grealish, Grabban. Subs: Bunn, Bree, Whelan, Bjarnason, Onomah, Hogan, Kodjia.Fulham: Bettinelli, Fredericks, Targett, Ream, Odoi, Cairney (c), McDonald, Johansen, Kamara, Mitrovic, Sessegnon. Subs: Button, Fonte, Ayite, Norwood, Piazon, Christie, Kalas. Aston Villa play Fulham for a place in the Premier League last_img read more

LOCAL NEWS: CLOUGHANEELY COMMUNITY NOTES

first_imgLá Mór GlantacháinBeidh Lá Mór Glanadh na mBealtaí i gceantar Chloich Cheann Fhaolaidh ar an Sathairn an 31ú Márta ar 1.00in.Fáilte mhór roimh an phobal uilig bheith páirteach linn.  Bíodh miotógaí agus casóg gheal ort. Málaí ag na pointí seo leanas:  Corradh Smóláin, An Phanc i nGort a’ Choirce, Teach Ruairí, Corradh Mhéidgí, ‘The Filling Station’ An Ardaí Bheag, Scoil Chnoc na Naomh agus Scoil Naomh Dubhthach.  Más mian leat do chuid málaí fhéin a úsáid agus píosa glanadh a dhéanamh ar lá inteacht roimh an Lá Glantacháin bheadh sin ina chuidiú mhór fosta.  Ar an Lá Glantacháin, fág málaí líonta ag na pointí thuas nó ar na príomhbhealtaí nó cuir scairt ar Cordelia; 087-6111524 nó Mary; 086-8460764 le tógáil na málaí a shocrú.  Á eagrú ag an grúpa comhshaoil MEAS Iarthuaisceart (www.meas-it.com) in éineacht le Coiste na mBailte Slacht Ghort a’ Choirce.  Big Clean-Up Day There will be a Roadside Clean-Up in the Cloch Cheann Fhaolaidh area on Saturday the 31st March at 1.00pm.  All are welcome to take part.  Bring gloves and a high visibility jacket.  A skip and bags will be provided by the council.  Bags will be left at the following points:  Smullen’s Corner, An Phanc Car Park in Gort a’ Choirce, Teach Ruairí, Corradh Mhéidgí at Keeldrum, ‘The Filling Station’ at Ardsbeg, Scoil Chnoc na Naomh and Scoil Naomh Dubhthach.  If you wish to use your own recycled bags to clean-up in your own time some day before the Clean-Up Day that would be great.  On Clean-Up day filled bags to be left at the above points or on the main roads.  Contact Cordelia; 087-6111524 or Mary; 086-8460764 to arrange collection of bags.  Organised by the environment group MEAS Iarthuaisceart (www.meas-it.com) together with Coiste na mBailte Slachtmhara Ghort a’ Choirce.   Can’t Pay Won’t Pay Cloch Cheann FhaolaOur campaign group will have a bus going to the demonstration taking place on Saturday 24th March in Letterkenny organised by the Campaign Against Household, Septic Tank and Water Taxes. The march will begin at the Tesco car park at 3pm. Bus leaving Gort a’ Choirce at 1.30pm. Come and join us! Please contact 0863122784 to book a seat. Our protests with information stall continue every Friday at 12pm at the crossroads in An Fál Carrach. Memberships also available. Think Nationally, Act Locally. Everyone is welcome to come and join the weekly protest and stand united together to oppose the unjust household, water and septic tank taxes that the current government is insisting we register for and pay. Bring non-political posters. Our next organising meeting will again take place in the Shamrock following our Friday protest at 12pm. Everyone welcome. Info: 0863122784 or 0876111524. Follow us on FaceBook. National campaign: www.nohouseholdtax.org, www.wewontpay.ie   Feachtas ‘Can’t Pay Won’t Pay’ Cloch Cheann FhaolaBeidh bus ag ár ngrúpa feachtais ag gabháil chuig an léirsiú a bheas ar siúl ar an Sathairn 24ú Márta i Leitir Ceanainn agus atá eagraithe ag an Fheachtas in Éadan na dTaillí Tí, Dabhach Séarachais agus Uisce. Tosóidh an mórshiúl ag carrchlós Tesco ar 3in. Bus ag fágáil Gort a’ Choirce ar 1.30in. Bígí linn! Déan teagmháil le 0863122784 le do thoil chun suíochán a chur in áirithe. Tá ár n-agóidí le stainnín eolais ag leanstan ar aghaidh achan Aoine ar 12 meán lae ar na Croisbhealaigh. Ballraíocht ar fáil fosta. Fáilte roimh achan duine páirt a ghlacadh san agóid seachtainiúil agus seasamh, aontaithe le chéile, in éadan na gcánacha éagóracha tí, uisce agus umar séarachais atá an rialtas seo ag dearbhú go gcláraíonn muid daofa agus íoc astu. Póstaeirí neampholaitiúil le bhur dtoil. Beidh an chéad cruinniú eile againn arís i Lóistín na Seamróige ar an Aoine i ndiaidh ár léirsiú ar 12 meán lae. Fáilte roimh achan duine. Eolas: 0863122784 nó 0876111524. Táimid ar FaceBook. Feachtas náisiúnta: www.nohouseholdtax.org,www.wewontpay.ie LOCAL NEWS: CLOUGHANEELY COMMUNITY NOTES was last modified: March 19th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:LOCAL NEWS: CLOUGHANEELY COMMUNITY NOTESlast_img read more

Seahawks 27, Raiders 3: Takeaways from a humiliating Raiders loss

first_imgClick HERE if you’re having trouble viewing the gallery on your mobile device.LONDON — The NFL plays games overseas in an attempt to grow the game. If any Brits were on the fence about adopting the sport before Sunday, the Raiders made sure they never want to watch American football again.The Raiders (1-5) were humiliated by a mediocre Seattle Seahawks team (3-3), taking a 27-3 beatdown in front of 84,992 spectators at Wembley Stadium.“A lot of people traveled all that way and we get beat …last_img read more

Why SXSW is for Influencers and What It Says About the Cloudies

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#cloud#cloud computing#events alex williams Related Posts center_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Spiceworks CEO Scott Abel sat next to me at dinner last Saturday night during SXSW. We were at Porter Finn, a restaurant in the Hilton, right in the center of the action for the annual event in Austin.Our conversation turned to Steve Jobs. Abel worked at NeXT Software under Jobs and during his time there, Jobs shared his belief that “Good is the enemy of great.” Jobs meant that true greatness is hard to achieve because good enough is usually what people are satisfied in producing. Achieving greatness takes far more time to accomplish. But are those who are “great” the only people who influence others?SXSW is an event for influencers. Startups compete for everyone’s attention. People are in a constant state of movement, trying applications, monitoring the conversation and adding their own insights as they listen to their colleagues in the panels and at the parties.All this reminds me of the “Good is the enemy of great” story that Scott told me at dinner. The ones who achieve greatness by creating great technology become the most important influencers. Their record is clear. Ray Ozzie, Steve Wozniak and thousands of others like them can lay claim to this rarified group.It also has me thinking about the Cloudy Awards and those who won. Congratulations to all the winners. But I do critique the awards as they did not really take into account who the influencers really are.Who are the Influencers?Krishnan Subramanian writes for CloudAve. He won the award for most influential blogger. Krishnan wrote a post that has me thinking what it means to be an influencer.Krishnan says a lot of people were left out that should have been included in the Cloudy Awards nominations. I was not included but I am not surprised. I’m a professional journalist who loves this new medium for telling stories. I cover this space because of the innovation and disruption that comes with brilliant technology. And I’m talking about great technology, not the good stuff. The good stuff you can find every day. Discovering greatness is another matter.For me, the influencers are the ones doing the work, creating great technologies. The ones who do this kind of work and also blog are really high on my list. They are expressing their own insights about developing world-class technology. I need that insight to keep writing on the infinite set of topics that this new information architecture brings.Unfortunately, many of those people did not get nominated for the Cloudy Awards. And that’s too bad for they are important influencers. I don’t want to get into naming people for I will sure to leave people out who should be included.Greatness is in the Collective Intelligence of the CommunityBut there’s another side to this, too. Collective intelligence is often discovered in dynamic communities. That’s what makes SXSW different. The influence comes from the points of insights that naturally surface when the collective intelligence is so charged. It shows in the people there who share a similar passion about technology, design and innovation.That’s what makes SXSW an institution and what sets it apart as a great event.Steve Jobs seeks out greatness because he has a passion about technology. His influence comes from that passion.The Cloudy Awards highlights winners but you need to look deeper for the influencers. They’re out there. You just have to know how to find them in the stream of the collective intelligence that makes the cloud such an interesting space to cover.Disclosure: Spiceworks paid the airfare, hotel and expenses for the author’s trip to SXSW. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Your Willingness To Succeed

first_imgAre you willing to do what is necessary to succeed?Are you willing to take the first step alone? Are you willing to begin your journey by yourself?Are you willing to start earlier and stay later? Are you willing to begin your day before anyone else? Are you willing to keep working after everyone else has stopped?Are you willing to study your craft? Are you willing to keep learning, to keep searching for the distinctions that only the master can make? Is good enough not good enough?Are you willing to ignore the voice in your head that tells you that what you are doing isn’t good enough? Are you willing to ignore the voices of the critics that will only point to your flaws and keep on?Are you willing to keep working towards your goal when there is no shred of evidence that you are making progress? Are you willing to keep going when a rational person would have long ago given up?Are you willing to make adjustments to what you are doing? Are you willing to be infinitely flexible in your approach, even when it means that you aren’t going to reach your goal the way that you hoped to?Are you willing to ask? Are you willing to ask other people for help? Are you willing to pick up the phone?Are you willing to believe? Are you willing to keep the faith through the dark times when what you are doing isn’t producing the results you want and when your actions are actually moving you away from your goals?Anyone can do what is necessary to succeed. But very few will. Are you willing? Essential Reading! Get my first book: The Only Sale Guide You’ll Ever Need “The USA Today bestseller by the star sales speaker and author of The Sales Blog that reveals how all salespeople can attain huge sales success through strategies backed by extensive research and experience.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

After creating history as India’s first female fighter pilot, Avani Chaturvedi says a machine doesn’t have a gender bias

first_imgOn the occasion of International Women’s Day, Avani Chaturvedi, the first ever Indian woman to fly a fighter aircraft solo, said that an aircraft knows no gender boundaries.“The best thing to be in the aviation sector is when you fly an aircraft which is a machine, it does not know whether the person handling it is a male or female. it will behave in a similar way. Be it a boy or a girl they have to be equally competent and professional to fly an aircraft,” Read it at Economic TImes Related Itemslast_img read more

Afghan-born off spinner in England Under-19 team vs India Under-19

first_imgA 16-year old Afghanistan off-spinner Hamidullah Qadri made his debut for the England Under-19s against India Under-19s at Canterbury on Wednesday.He made a sparkling first-class debut for Derbyshire, claiming a match-winning five-wicket haul against Glamorgan at Cardiff last month.Following his impressive spell in country cricket, he was rewarded with a call-up to the England Under-19 One-Day International squad to face India in the Youth ODIs.Qadri was born in Kandahar in Afghanistan on December 5, 2000. He claimed 5/60 in the second innings against Glamorgan to lead Derbyshire to their first Championship victory since July 2015.A 16-yr old Kandahar born, Afghani off-spinner Hamidullah Qadri is now playing for England U19 against India U19 at Canterbury#YouthODI- Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) August 9, 2017The off-spinner can now look to impress the selectors and seal a place for the Under-19 World Cup, which will be held in New Zealand next January.This is a good sign for the people in Afghanistan. Earlier this year they were granted Test status along with Ireland and their star players Rashid Khan and Mohammad Nabi were selected by the Sunrisers Hyderabad to play in the Indian Premier League.While Nabi had a decent outing in the hugely popular league, Rashid was one of the most exciting players in the league. The leg-spinner finished with 17 wickets from 14 matches.Rashid also took 7 wickets for just 18 runs against West Indies at Gros Islet in June in a One-Day International to hand Afghanistan a 63-run victory.Congratulations to #DCCC spin bowler Hamidullah Qadri who debuts for @englandcricket U19s today vs IndiaadvertisementLive on Sky; 2pm start.#P2bD pic.twitter.com/jDbyPQtRMP- Derbyshire CCC (@DerbyshireCCC) August 9, 2017last_img read more