Bombers overcome pesky Royals to claim hoop victory at the Hangar

first_imgBy The Nelson DailyThe L.V. Rogers Bombers used a balanced scoring attack to dump a pesky Rossland Royals squad 56-44 in Kootenay High School Girl’s Basketball action Tuesday at the Hangar.The win allowed the Bombers to sweep the Royals in the two-game season series.The Bombers took control of the game late in the first quarter, out scoring Rossland 9-2 to grab a 16-9 lead at the break.The Royals cut the margin to 20-16 to start the second quarter but LVR answered the run with one of their own to lead 29-21 at recess.The Bombers increase the margin to 41-24 before coasting to the win.Sarah Fuhr led the Bombers with 15 points while Rachel Moulson, with a solid game at both ends of the court, adding 14.The two K’s, Kyndle Doolan and Kiandra McLaren scored 11 and 10 points, respectively.Heather Thomas scored 16 points to lead the Royals. Brenna MacKay and Jessica Brittan added seven and eight points, respectively.LVR returns to action for Senior’s Night Thursday when the squad hosts rival Grand Forks Wolves in a key Kootenay League matchup.
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GECOM must respect Guyana’s Constitution, laws to administer free and fair elections

first_imgDear Editor,There are measured movements in the right direction for which stakeholders should recognise Justice retired Madam Claudette Singh as the new Chairperson of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM). While this is evident, there exists increasing national concerns and civil intolerance regarding the slow and exhaustive pace of these achievements. Against the backdrop of persistently deviant approaches by the APNU/AFC Commissioners to effect delays, the Chairperson must immediately take further decisive actions to reverse the suggestive unnecessary yielding.The facts reveal that more than 12 months have passed since the successful passing of the No-Confidence Motion and Mr Granger’s direct and indirect contamination of the internal mechanism at GECOM deserves no empathy. The forward movements, therefore, must be in swift adherence to the laws. The pellucid guidelines are enshrined in the existing legislation, have established the framework and expectations of every citizen and political party. Precedence of the procedure and legal compliance exist which has worked transparently that must be upheld and procedural imperatives followed.Regarding the upcoming elections preparations, the laws clearly recognise that GECOM must produce and use a Preliminary List of Voters (PLV) as the basis for adjustments in a followed period of Claims and Objections (C&Os). The process of making adjustments must allow for included verification by way of scrutiny exercised through the presence and acknowledgement of political party scrutineers.After the C&Os, it is expected that GECOM will produce from the adjustments to the PLV, a Revised List of Electors (RLE) that must be further scrutinised by the public and particularly the political parties. After careful examination of the RLE to ensure the qualification of additions or changes, the Chief Elections Officer (CEO) must take to the Commission the Official List of Electors (OLE) for agreement prior to distributing to the political parties. These contesting parties must use the OLE to solicit “backers” for their selected list of candidates contesting the National and Regional Elections.The negative position realised from the foregoing so far stems from the David Granger impact, and his demonstrated excessive constitutional abuse in appointing the clearly unfit James Patterson as Chairman of GECOM. With the exception of the recent actions by the new Chairperson, the organisation adopted a default position of deliberate delay and demonstrated the intent to postpone the elections that were constitutionally due since March 21, 2019.This cabal has created and advanced all sorts of procrastinating approaches, under a clearly subservient CEO Keith Lowenfield. In essence, under the clearly unfit and unilaterally appointed James Patterson, serious manipulation took place with not only the farcical backdated House-to-House (H2H) approval but also the employment of staff and for the four years plus the APNU/AFC is in Government lavishly spending billions of dollars without audit.After the Caribbean Court of Justice removed the unfit Patterson from Office, local and international intervention prevailed before Mr Granger appointed the Honourable Retired Justice Claudette Singh as Chairperson of GECOM. From the inception, she committed to following the rule of law and the Constitution. She took actions to stop the Lowenfield wickedly imposed H2H and ruled in favour of the Claims and Objections process, much to the dissent of many on the Government side. This process initiated and completed in an acceptable manner, with the PNC and PPP/C scrutineers working with GECOM staff and only waiting for the RLE.GECOM reported that during the truncated the unverified H2H Registration was catapulted on the people, three hundred and seventy thousand persons were registered. Information from alternative sources as well as from conducted investigations revealed that the Registration process was significantly flawed and defective due to a number of issues.The enumerators were not properly trained which was evident in the abuse to residents on many occasions. They were provided with cheap and poor quality ink pads to do the fingerprinting and this resulted in serious smudging. Worst of all, GECOM bought cheap cameras and did not train the enumerators on how to use the cameras. As a result, after two months, not a single person who registered or applied for ID cards has received their ID cards.While Guyanese welcome the decision by GECOM to do the field verification of the 20,556 names. It is of note that the truncated H2H Registration process was not verified and evidence of skulduggery justifies the need to check since no probable or reasonable argument can be put forward regarding how or why dead persons were registered. More seriously, how older persons who voted at many elections are now registered as new registrants.Guyanese are asking why 16,369 names cannot be verified and why 4000 persons on the Preliminary List of Electors were found to be duplicates so far. It is my view that the discrepancies observed during the H2H Registration were deliberate and caused by poor planning and wickedness. It is difficult for Guyanese to follow Vincent Alexander’s failed argument that the field verification process is useless. Then why did he call for a sample survey? Justice Singh must now demonstrate intolerance to these flimsy positions.I take the opportunity to wish all readers warm Christmas greetings and a successful new year.Sincerely,Neil Kumarlast_img read more

Anthony Wayne FFA competes in soil judging

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Fourteen Anthony Wayne FFA members competed in the District 1 Agricultural and Urban Soil Judging CDE. The agricultural soils team consisted of Haley Schmersal, Madison King, Nicole McMullen, Dylan Stall, Kelly Rice, Morgan Fairchild, Patrick Wright, and Taylore Harman. The urban soils team consisted Kennedy Shartzer, Paige Miller, Lily Hassan, Carter Holck, Laura Caswell, and Maggie Burkett. The ag soils team placed 6th in their division and the urban soils team placed 8th in their division. Haley Schmersal placed 11th as an individual in the ag soils division and and Laura Caswell placed 17th as an individual in the urban soils division. Dylan Stall said “It was my first year competing and I learned a lot about types of soil. ”It was a successful competition and the chapter plan’s to compete again next year.last_img read more

Love game: Serena Williams reportedly marries in New Orleans

first_imgKammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Vogue said the celebrity guests at Thursday’s ceremony included Beyonce and Kim Kardashian West.The 36-year-old Williams has won 23 Grand Slam singles titles, a record for the professional era.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 shutoutShe and Ohanian were engaged in December. Williams gave birth to a girl named Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. on Sept. 1.Williams hasn’t competed since winning the Australian Open last January — while pregnant. Devin Booker’s 33 points power Suns past Lakers Read Next She has said she intends to return to the tennis tour for that same event next January. Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ LATEST STORIES Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games00:50Trending 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 QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohortcenter_img MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. FILE – In this Monday, May 1, 2017 file photo, Serena Williams, left, and Alexis Ohanian attend The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating the opening of the Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between exhibition in New York. The game is love for tennis star Williams and her new husband, Reddit co-founder Ohanian. The couple got married at the Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans, according to a story and photos posted on Vogue’s website on Friday night, Nov. 17, 2017. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)The game is love for tennis star Serena Williams and her new husband, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian.The couple got married at the Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans, according to a story and photosposted on Vogue’s website on Friday night.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillionlast_img read more

US Open: Murray overpowers Somdev

first_imgAndy Murray survived a tight first-set struggle to win in straight sets Wednesday, progressing to the second round of the US Open as the upsets began to mount in a severely diminished women’s draw.The fourth-seeded Scot won 7-6 (5), 6-2, 6-3 against India’s Somdev Devvarman, setting up a second-round meeting with Dutchman Robin Haase.All the seeded men in action Wednesday won, with the exception of No.10 Nicolas Almagro, who was comfortably beaten 6-2, 6-4, 6-3 by France’s Julien Benneteau.It was a different story in the women’s draw, where several seeds were eliminated in second-round action, and former champion Venus Williams withdrew from the tournament, citing an auto-immune illness.Williams’ withdrawal added to the decimation of a women’s draw that was already shorn of the three Grand Slam tournament winners this year: the injured Kim Clijsters, and early eliminations Li Na and Petra Kvitova.Former Wimbledon finalist and No.8 seed Marion Bartoli lost, beaten 7-6 (2), 6-2 by young American Christina McHale. No.12 Agnieszka Radwanska went down 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 to Germany’s Angelique Kerber.Dominika Cibulkova and Yanina Wickmayer were the other seeded casualties. Cibulkova suffered a 2-6, 6-3, 7-5 loss to American Irina Falconi and Wickmayer retired when trailing 6-1, 3-0 against Russian Alla Kudryatseva.Russian title hopefuls Vera Zvonareva and Maria Sharapova avoided the carnage, progressing to the third round in contrasting fashion. Second-seeded Zvonareva had a 7-5, 3-6, 6-3 struggle against Ukraine’s Kateryna Bondarenko while Sharapova swept imperiously past Anastasiya Yakimova of Belarus 6-1, 6-1.Zvonareva’s third-round opponent will be Spain’s Anabel Medina Garrigues while Sharapova will meet Italian No.26 seed Flavia Pennetta.advertisementAustralian Sam Stosur also won through, beating American CoCo Vandeweghe 6-3, 6-4 and will take on Russian No. 24 Nadia Petrova in round three.Williams revealed she recently was diagnosed with Sjogren’s syndrome, which doctors say is usually not life-threatening.”I am thankful I finally have a diagnosis and am now focused on getting better and returning to the court soon,” said Williams, who has played only 11 matches in the last 11 months.Another American, Andy Roddick held on to beat 96th-ranked compatriot Michael Russell 6-2, 6-4, 4-6, 7-5 . Enduring a rough season filled with injuries, No. 21 Roddick dropped out of the top 20 in the rankings for the first time in 10 years.”Wasn’t pretty,” said Roddick, who fell behind by a break in the fourth set against before coming back to close out Russell, a player now 0-7 at the U.S. Open and 6-23 at all Grand Slam tournaments. “I’m certainly not fooling myself by thinking that was worthy of a championship performance, by any means.”Among Wednesday’s winners was 2009 U.S. Open champion Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina, who didn’t try to defend his title last year because of a wrist injury. Two-time French Open semifinalist Robin Soderling of Sweden, meanwhile, pulled out shortly before his first-round match Wednesday, citing stomach pain and a headache.last_img read more

Beat them comprehensively: Sushil Kumar tells Team India on World Cup clash with Pakistan

first_imgIndia’s double Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar wants Virat Kohli’s team to play against Pakistan in the ICC World Cup tie this June and “beat them comprehensively” to avenge the death of soldiers in the Pulwama attack.”Believe me, it’s a great high [beating Pakistan]. I have done that at the Commonwealth level twice. The feeling is incomparable and fills one with a lot of pride,” the champion wrestler told India Today in an interview.Sushil said that boycotting ties against Pakistan at the world level isn’t a good idea.”When it comes to a world body, then we alone cannot decide the participation. We have to become a world champion there, that is our goal. If we are in a situation where we have to play against Pakistan then we can’t refuse. Going on a backfoot at that juncture is also not a matter of national pride. I want our players to perform their best and beat them comprehensively,” he said.The 35-year-old says he was terribly shaken after the terror attack.”Whatever our fauji bhai [armymen] think should be done. They should be given a free hand to give a befitting reply to Pakistan. I have many friends in the defence forces. I talk to them regularly, at the airports or in programmes, and they tell me how many times they are not even able to sleep properly for days due to their tough assignments. When it comes to standing up for the country, we should not think about anything, be it sports or anything else. We should decide how to avenge the loss of our soldiers. They are our true heroes.”advertisement”I was very angry when the attack happened. It’s a huge thing to lose a family member like this. They left everything behind and lost their life for the country. I know how proud one feels when we walk holding the Indian flag in our hand,” said Sushil.He is also not bothered if India lose Tokyo Olympics’ quota places due to non-participation of two players from Pakistan in the shooting World Cup which starts in Delhi from today.”Sports is one thing but when it comes to the country’s security and pride of our soldiers, nothing should be thought, be it losing a place or not.”Also Read | Hardik Pandya ruled out of Australia series due to back injuryAlso Read | Why not beat Pakistan and make sure they don’t qualify for World Cup semis: Sunil GavaskarAlso Read | No constitutional or contractual way India can block Pakistan from World Cup: BCCI officialAlso Read | Let India beat Pakistan and ensure they don’t advance in World Cup: Sunil Gavaskarlast_img read more

‘Real Madrid can buy Neymar’ – Bayern transfer chief

first_imgTransfers ‘Real Madrid can buy Neymar’ – Salihamidzic warns Bayern won’t be doing ‘crazy’ transfers Goal Last updated 1 year ago 21:40 5/19/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Neymar, PSG Getty Transfers Bayern München Neymar Real Madrid Primera División Bundesliga The prospect of the Brazilian moving to the Spanish capital suggests transfer fees will continue to rise, but Bayern are not worried about the trend Bayern Munich sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic says Real Madrid should buy Neymar quietly as the Bundesliga side have no desire to compete for such “crazy” transfers.Neymar’s €222 million move to Paris Saint-Germain from Barcelona last summer was followed almost immediately by reports that Madrid remain determined to sign the star they have had eyes on since his Santos days.The prospect of the Spanish club continuing Europe’s trend of breaking world-record transfer fees to land the attacker does not worry those at Bayern, however, as Salihamidzic believes they can remain competitive with the top teams without spending big money. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now “I am against doing such crazy things, I do not think we have to push into that dimension,” he told Suddeutsche Zeitung. “Real should buy Neymar quietly, we have to be different, we have to plan for the long-term more than some of these clubs. They can be influenced at short notice by a World Cup or European Championship and then pay a lot for a player, we should know in advance what we are doing, we have to be faster.”The former Bayern and Juventus player went on to admit that the German giants may have to splash out a large sum on some occasions.”It could happen that a player will leave us for a lot of money and then we will have to reinvest with a lot of money in the team. That would be an exception, though.”The Bavarian outfit are looking to add to this season’s Bundesliga title success with the DFB-Pokal when they face Eintracht Frankfurt in the final on Saturday.last_img read more

RECORD NUMBERS FOR NEW SOUTH WALES JUNIOR STATE CUP

first_imgThe twelfth annual New South Wales Touch Association Junior State Cup will be played at the Thomas Dalton Reserve, Wollongong over the weekend of the 17th & 18th of February 2007.A record 286 Teams, 300 referees, and over 5000 spectators will descend on the picturesque Illawarra region to participate in the nation’s largest Touch football tournament.Teams from 49 different affilaites will compete in age groups from Under 10 – Under 18 in Boys and Girls divisions in a non-stop weekend of fast and furious action featuring the brightest and best of New South Wales junior Touch football talent.Current National Youth Squad members Ben Moylan (Penrith) and Jessica Absolum (Wagga) are among a host of junior representative stars to don the colours of their home affiliates in search of State Cup glory in 2007.Teams from as far away as Ballina in the North, Dubbo in the West, and Griffith in the South of the state have made the pilgrimage to the venue that has been home to the premier Junior event on the New South Wales calendar since 2001.New South Wales Touch Association Business Development Manager, Daniel Rushworth, is delighted with the record nominations received, and heaped praise on the work invested into junior development at affiliate level by industrious local junior officials from around the State.“We are averaging a 10 team growth annually for this event, and it’s fantastic that there is an even representation of teams from both city and country areas. We have at least 8 affiliates fielding teams in all 10 age divisions which speaks volumes for the work being invested throughout entire affiliates by hard working junior officials everywhere.” Mr. Rushworth said.25 fields will be under siege from the get go with eager young touch players lining up on the half-way lines from 8.00am through to 6.30pm Saturday. The action will recommence Sunday at 8.00am and conclude around 5.30pm.Finals will get under way from 11.00am Sunday.Local officials from the Woolongong Touch Association have worked tirelessly and professionally in conjunction with the New South Wales Touch Association on all aspects of tournament control for the showcase event to ensure the tournament proceeds without a hitch.The tents will be raised, the fields will be marked, and the teams, officials, referees, and spectators will converge to witness the cream of NSW Junior Touch battle it out for the State Cup crown.Old friendships will be reknewed, new ones will be made, and a great time will be had by all – win, lose, or draw, as the young champions of tomorrow pursue their sporting dreams playing the game that they love.Victorious members of Australia’s successful 2007 World Cup Teams will be on hand to cast an eye over the next generation of budding superstars, and to proudly display the World Cup trophy that they helped Australia retain by following their Touch football dreams all the way to the FIT World Cup in Stellenbosch in January 2007.One thing all will be hoping for is that the “four seasons in one weekend” weather stays away.If spectators spot New South Wales Touch Association Administration Manager, Kylie Hearne, leading fellow NSWTA employees in a strange dance on the side of the Thomas Dalton fields, don’t be alarmed, in fact if you are a dance floor daredevil join in, as she attempts to curry favour with the weather Gods with a NON rain, NON lightning, and NON extreme heat dance!Rest assured, the inclement weather is one New South Wales Junior State Cup tradition that all in attendance wouldn’t mind see  falling by the wayside in 2007.The weather predictions might be unclear, but what is for certain is that there will be a feast of touch football action all weekend.For draws, results, and all information pertaining to the twelfth New South Wales Junior State Cup please visit the NSWTA website http://www.nswtouch.com.au/  and click on the link to the Junior State Cup.last_img read more

High-School Students to Benefit from Hospitality Programme

first_img Six hundred and fifty high-school students across the island are to benefit from a $100-million Hospitality and Tourism Management Programme (HTMP) this year, which will see them gaining internationally recognised certification in the industry. It will provide participants with broad-based learning on the tasks, knowledge and skills required to build a career within the hospitality and tourism industry. A joint initiative between the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, and the Ministry of Tourism, the programme is being facilitated under a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). Six hundred and fifty high-school students across the island are to benefit from a $100-million Hospitality and Tourism Management Programme (HTMP) this year, which will see them gaining internationally recognised certification in the industry.To be rolled out in 30 high schools in mid-September, the intense two-year programme will be offered to students in grades 11, 12 and 13, free of cost.It will provide participants with broad-based learning on the tasks, knowledge and skills required to build a career within the hospitality and tourism industry.A joint initiative between the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, and the Ministry of Tourism, the programme is being facilitated under a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).The MOU was signed by portfolio Minister in the Education Ministry, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, and Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, during a ceremony at Jamaica House on Wednesday (July 11).Minister Reid said he endorsed the initiative, noting that it is timely and consistent with the Ministry’s overall plans for the education and training sector.He said it is specifically aligned with the Ministry’s ‘K-13’ strategy, which seeks to ensure that the education system reaches students from conception to age 18.Senator Reid further noted that the programme is also important in preparing students to be adequately trained for the nuances of the industry.In his remarks, Minister Bartlett said the programme will result in a fully trained, highly efficient workforce that can provide the best experience for visitors.“There is nothing that makes a destination more appealing than (high levels of service). We seek to build the capacity of our human resources, because tourism is all about people and building people for creative exposure,” he said.The HTMP is offered by the American Hotel and Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI), as part of its suite of programmes aimed at high-school students. It was developed by industry experts and members of the American Hotel and Lodging Association as the official industry-recognised curriculum to prepare students for roles in hotels and the hotel industry at large and beyond.The 30 teachers who will be delivering the programme content for the courses will be specially trained to do so. They will participate in the AHLEI’s Certified Hospitality Instructor (CHI) training programme in August. This will also involve participation of teachers from 15 colleges.Graduates of this programme will gain an Associate Degree in Customer Service; AHLEI Certification; National Vocational Qualification of Jamaica (NVQ-J) level 4 Certification; and Customer Service Industry Association recognition.The programme will also include internships, facility tours and the completion of academic and practical tasks in class and online. Story Highlightslast_img read more

Paolo Soleri Photo Jeff Kunzelman text SA

first_imgPaolo Soleri. [Photo: Jeff Kunzelman & text: SA] The inside of asandwich panel looks like this . [Photo: Wes Ozier & text: SA] Within days thefirst panels are in place. Since the new system must be adapted intothe previous construction, some tweaking in structural details must bedone at the interface. [Photos: Nabuya Katsuura & text: SA] November 4, 2002 Construction on thesecond floor of the East Cresent Complex employs a new buildingtechnique, M2 Technology, that uses polystyrene foam panels with weldedmesh, considered one of the most versatile and effective buildingsystems where applicable. The first batch of panels arrive. [Photo &text: SA] The panels are lightweight, easy to handle, fast erecting, and provide excellentsound-proofing and thermal insulation. [Photo: T & text: SA] Watching the panelunloading in distant background are Paolo Soleri and visiting architectMario Botta. [Photo & text: SA] last_img read more