April Daffodil Campaign Set To Begin

first_imgFort St. John Coordinator Janet Turner says the annual event is a big fundraiser.The idea is that businesses purchase bunches of daffodils to either sell or, in the cases, give away.Turner says some of daffodils will be given out to seniors in the community as a gesture of thanks or simply to brighten up their day.- Advertisement -Money raised will support programs for those diagnosed with cancer, in remission, or to families touched by the disease.To find out more on the campaign, you can call the Fort St. John office at 785-0903.last_img read more

Stalemate leaves Liverpool and Bayern plenty to play for

first_img0Shares0000A frustrating night for Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp ended in a 0-0 draw against Bayern Munich in the Champions League© AFP Oli SCARFFLIVERPOOL, United Kingdom, Feb 20 – Liverpool’s undermanned defence held out for a precious clean sheet but Bayern Munich will also be confident of progress to the Champions League quarter-finals after a 0-0 draw in the first leg of their last 16 tie at Anfield on Tuesday.Sadio Mane wasted the best chance for the hosts when the Senegalese forward fired wide during an open first 45 minutes, but a cagey second half left it all to be decided when the sides meet again in Munich on March 13. Without the talismanic presence of Virgil van Dijk through suspension and the injured Joe Gomez and Dejan Lovren, Liverpool were forced to name a make-shift central defence with Brazilian midfielder Fabinho moved back to partner Joel Matip.That unfamiliarity showed in the early stages as the hosts started nervously at the back.Matip breathed a sigh of relief when he turned Serge Gnabry’s driven cross towards his own goal only for the ball to bounce to safety off Alisson Becker’s chest.However, the Brazilian goalkeeper played his side into trouble moments later to put pressure on Matip and when he was dispossessed by Robert Lewandowski, Kingsley Coman fired into the side-netting.Liverpool were also posing plenty of problems at the other end when they got Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Mane into dangerous areas.Salah headed wide at the back post from Trent Alexander-Arnold’s perfectly measured cross.Mane then passed up the best chance for either side as he shot wide on the turn after Naby Keita’s initial effort was blocked by the arm of Niklas Suele.Matip could not force home Firmino’s unselfish cross with the chance to open the scoring at the right end and Mane sent a spectacular overhead kick effort high and wide as the Premier League side ended the half on top.Bayern may not have hit the heights of previous years in the Bundesliga this season as they trail Borussia Dortmund by three points in their quest to land a seventh straight league title.However, the German champions have made the last eight of the Champions League for each of the past seven seasons and had the experience to hold out for what they clearly saw as a valuable draw as they wound the clock down in the final stages.Liverpool had 10 days off to prepare for Bayern’s visit due to their early exit in the FA Cup and looked the fresher side as they pressed for a winner.Matip wasted another good chance by firing well off target from the edge of the area before Manuel Neuer produced his best save of the night to turn Mane’s header behind five minutes from time.Jurgen Klopp’s men have lost all of their last five Champions League games away from Anfield, including last season’s final.The return of Van Dijk will aid their chances, but that rot will need to stop in Munich in three weeks’ time if they are to reach the last eight.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

LAUNCH OF FRANKIE KENNEDY WINTER SCHOOL TO BE BROADCAST LIVE ON RnaG

first_imgThe Frankie Kennedy Winter School 2012 will be officially launched on the Rónán Beo@3 programme on RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta on Thursday 29 November, broadcast live from Queens University Belfast.The public is welcome to attend the programme, which will include excellent traditional musicians and singers, and will be broadcast from the Students Union Building in Queens form 3pm – 5pm.Rónán Beo @3, normally broadcast from Raidió na Gaeltachta’s studios in Gaoth Dobhair in Donegal, will relocate to Belfast for this very special event. Piper Robbie Hannan will officially launch the school, and there will be a host of other guest musicians and singers performing live including Dermot McLaughlin, Úna Monaghan, At First Light, Tara and Dermie Diamond, Conor Byrne, Gearóid Ó Maonaigh, Réalta, and musicians from Queens including Dr. Martin Dowling, Christine Dowling, Nollaig Casey, Conor Cadwell agus Úna Monaghan.The event will be all the more special since Frankie Kennedy was originally from Belfast, and also attended Queens University.The Frankie Kennedy Winter School will take place in Gaoth Dobhair in the Donegal Gaeltacht from 27 December to 1 January.The School was founded in Gaoth Dobhair in 1994 after the sad passing of Belfast-born flute player Frankie, a founder member of Altan. There will be events for all the family, including a series of concerts from Ireland’s finest artists, including Altan, Andy Irvine, Séamie O’Dowd, Iarla Ó Lionáird, Steve Cooney, At First Light, and the return of the New Year’s Hooley, Ceol, Craic agus Céilí with Breanndán Begley and Steve Cooney, Reel It, plus much more. One of the other events on this year’s calendar is a concert to celebrate Raidió na Gaeltachta’s 40th Birthday and acknowledge their major contribution to promoting traditional music culture. This will be recognized with performances from a variety of Donegal musicians and singers.The launch of the Frankie Kennedy Winter School 2012 will be broadcast live on Thursday 29 November from 3pm-5pm from the Students Union Building. It’s guaranteed to be a good show, so come along if you like, or tune in at 3pm. Also live online www.rte.ie/rnag. LAUNCH OF FRANKIE KENNEDY WINTER SCHOOL TO BE BROADCAST LIVE ON RnaG was last modified: November 22nd, 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:Frankie Kennedy Winter SchoolRnaG. launchlast_img read more

Get your tickets for a ‘Spooktacular’ Murder Mystery Ball in aid of ICARE!

first_imgA Murder Mystery Charity Ball is to be held on Sunday the 30th of October at 6:45pm at the Inishowen Gateway Hotel in aid of ICARE and other local charities.ICARE (Inishowen Children’s Autism Related Education) is a parent-run charity which provides respite, training, support and information for families who have children with autism in the Inishowen area of Donegal.The ball is a black tie and red carpet event, with a champagne reception and a dinner party. It will then be followed by a Spooktacular Halloween disco!There will be a prize for the winning team! Tickets are €50 and can be purchased at the Inishowen Gateway Hotel. Advance ticket sales only. Book early to avoid disappointment as tickets are limited!All are invited to attend the night of serious fun and sleuthing!Get your tickets for a ‘Spooktacular’ Murder Mystery Ball in aid of ICARE! was last modified: October 8th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:charityHalloweeniCAREmurder mystery balllast_img read more

Liverpool vs Red Star: Champions League confirmed teams as Fabinho starts

first_imgEl Fardou Ben Nabouhane (Red Star Belgrade striker): “I was a Liverpool fan as a kid, dreamed of playing at Anfield, but I’m a professional football player and I’ll be focused.“This match is coming after a hard loss in Paris and we have to play with much more confidence than there. Liverpool are one of the best teams in the world, especially in home games.”Confirmed TeamsLiverpool: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Van Dijk, Robertson; Fabinho, Wijnaldum, Shaqiri; Salah, Firmino, Sadio Mane.Red Star Belgrade: Borjan; Stojković, Degenek, Babić, Gobeljić; Ebecilio, Jovičić, Ben, Krstičić, Srnić; Boakye. 2 Lorenzo Insigne’s last gasp strike prevented Liverpool from earning a creditable draw Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions 2 ADVICE And while Liverpool are flying high in the Premier League, they have been far from their best and were fortunate to scrape past Huddersfield on Saturday.However, this should be a relatively stress-free evening for Liverpool as Red Star, who have just one point to their name, were hit with a ban from selling tickets to supporters after incidents during and after their team’s play-off round tie away to RB Salzburg on 29 August.What the managers are sayingJurgen Klopp (Liverpool): “We are looked at as one of the most experienced sides in the competition, but we are still pretty fresh compared to other teams in the competition.“We need to be on our toes and it will be difficult for Belgrade, and that is good.” Most Popular Football News BEST OF REVEALED Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade RANKED Klopp and Liverpool will be looking to take advantage of the visitors’ lack of supporters at Anfield center_img Liverpool hope to bounce back from their Champions League defeat at Napoli earlier this month when they host Red Star Belgrade on Wednesday at 8pm.Jurgen Klopp’s side are currently second in Group C and a win against the Serbian team will strengthen their hopes of reaching the last 16 of the competition. Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? REVEALED Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move huge blow MONEY Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade no dice Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red cardlast_img read more

Potential Pierce College leaders face faculty

first_imgWOODLAND HILLS – Fielding questions on vocational education, campus funding and the future of the campus farm, the top three candidates vying to lead Pierce College made their case at a forum Tuesday. About 70 people, mostly faculty and staff members of the college, attended the three-hour session at the performing arts center. Richard Follett, Pierce professor of English, said all three candidates were strong, and that he was particularly pleased that both the hiring committee and district chancellor Darroch “Rocky” Young gave all three a thorough vetting. “Anybody can do a song and dance for a while,” Follett said, “but the committee did more than (just listen to one interview.) And Rocky has assured us that he will read all of the (audience) comments.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals The three candidates are: Thomas Anderson, 61, of San Juan Capistrano, currently vice chancellor of educational services at South Orange Community College District. Robert Garber, 58, of San Diego, now vice president of student services at San Diego Miramar College. Richard McDowell, 67, of Arcadia, presently vice president for academic planning at the University of La Verne. The Los Angeles Community College District Board of Trustees may announce the final selection at today’s board meeting, said Young, who interviewed the candidates separately Tuesday. The new president will replace interim president Tom Oliver, who has run the 18,000-student college since January 2004, when then-president Young was promoted to senior vice chancellor for the district. Young was made chancellor of the nine-college district in May. Garber, who spent 19 years at Pierce College prior to his work at Miramar, said transferring students to four-year universities is a key element of Pierce’s mission. But he also wants the college to strengthen its partnerships with outside businesses to keep the vocational programs current and get start-up funds for new ones. Anderson, who started his career as a respiratory care practitioner and also taught respiratory therapy, said Pierce will need to strengthen its science program in order to be competitive with changing workplace demands. But he said Pierce’s agricultural program also is important, and can operate even when the surrounding area isn’t rural. McDowell said he’s known for being a person who seeks out “win/win” solutions to problems. In the past, there have been times where he has had to “dissolve” a conflict, but “then you have new versions of the same conflict.” Lisa M. Sodders, (818) 713-3663 lisa.sodders@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

World Cup: arrive early for matches

first_img12 May 2010The organisers of the 2010 Fifa World Cup™ have issued a stern warning to football fans to arrive early for matches or face missing out on the action due to strict security measures that will be in place during the tournament.With less than 30 days before the kick-off at Soccer City, the Local Organising Committee (LOC), led by CEO Danny Jordaan, held a wide-ranging press conference in Johannesburg on Tuesday, in which both the local and foreign media were given an indication of the country’s readiness for the tournament.A detailed security plan for the event has now been finalised and has been handed over to national police commissioner Bheki Cele for comment.Strict security measuresDuring the Confederations Cup last year, fans were allowed into the stadiums even shortly before kick-off, but for the World Cup, spectators have been advised to arrive at least three hours before kick-off, especially for the opening match.Each supporter will be allocated a seat number, so each ticket will require to be scanned before any access is granted. The information will be stored electronically, making it easy for organisers to track down anyone who is inside the stadium.“We are going to have strict security measures, and if you want to take your seat and watch the game, you’d better be at the stadium in good time,” said LOC head of security Mlungisi Ncame.Security at all airports is expected to be beefed up as most teams and fans are expected to start arriving in the next few weeks.Transportating fansBut security is not the only area that the LOC is focusing on; transport will also be a critical component and could make or break Africa’s first ever World Cup. The LOC will want to ensure that mistakes made during the Confederations Cup do not occur this time around.The past three weeks has seen the opening of a new terminal at OR Tambo International and Durban’s new King Shaka International Airport and hundreds of buses have been procured to transport soccer fanatics from all over the country.“It has been a very hard period of planning for us and I think each and every host city is ready and know what to do,” said the LOC’s Skhumbuzo Macozoma. “The mistake we made during the Confed Cup was to allow one system (the park and ride) to be exhausted, and now we want to balance all the available transport modes we have.”Travelling supportersIt was also confirmed that Mexico, who take on Bafana Bafana in the opening match, will be sending at least 15 000 supporters to the World Cup, of which most will be coming to Africa for the first time.The United States will be sending the largest number of spectators followed by England, making the encounter between the two in Rustenburg one of the most important matches of the tournament in terms of security.Post-match entertainmentSoccer supporters will also be encouraged to avoid leaving the stadium at the same time when the final whistle blows. There will be entertainment in and around the stadium to keep people busy long after the matches have ended to avoid congestion on the roads and the exhaustion of transport facilities.Meanwhile, the first group of volunteers from several countries has started to arrive in the country to assist during the 30-day soccer spectacular. Argentina will be sending at least 20 volunteers, while 50 will come from Mexico, according to Onke Mjo, who is in charge of the volunteer programme.The volunteers will guide supporters, teams and the media using all the languages of the 32 nations represented in the tournament.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

Top Gear to thrill again in Durban

first_img7 March 2013Top Gear, the world’s most popular motoring show, returns to Durban for a second time in June with Top Gear Live, which will see former Formula One world champion Mika Hakkinen joining in the street circuit festivities.The legendary Michael Schumacher, a seven-time Formula One world champion, said of the Finnish star: “Mika Hakkinen was the best opponent in terms of his quality, but the biggest admiration I had for him was we had 100% fight on track but a totally disciplined life off track. We respected each other highly and let each other live quietly.”Last year, Durban’s Moses Mabhida Stadium, People’s Park and Street Circuit played host to a sell-out event, with 67 000 visitors enjoying the explosive live show, an enthralling street circuit, and a motoring exhibition packed with some of the world’s greatest supercars, classic automobiles and motoring memorabilia.‘Bigger and better’Top Gear presenter James May, in a video promo on YouTube said the event should be even more entertaining this time around: “We have the world’s most exciting cars. We have a fantastic street circuit. We have the world’s only live Top Gear stadium show and it’s going to be bigger and generally better than ever.”There will be four stadium shows, hosted by Jeremy Clarkson, May and The Stig, who will be backed up by an amazing team of dare-devil precision drivers.Also returning is the unique and action-packed Durban Street Circuit, which last year played host to a 90-minute track show hosted by Le Mans racing driver Tiff Needell and local F1 presenter and DJ Sasha Martinengo. A highlight of that show was the Formula One display and it will be back once again.Petrolheads will also be able to immerse themselves in their favourite brands and merchandise at the extensive motoring expo out on the People’s Park.Increased capacityTop Gear festival director Hannah Cabral comments: “The Top Gear presenters, BBC Worldwide and the UK show’s production team were so overwhelmed with the response from the South African leg of the World-tour last year that we have decided to increase the capacity and size of the event to a whopping 80 000 people.“We are confident that this year’s line-up of celebrities, guest drivers and awesome automobiles will allow us to achieve our visitor goal.”It won’t be a first visit to South Africa for former Formula One world champion Mika Hakkinen, who previously raced at Kyalami in Johannesburg. “I’m looking forward to returning to South Africa for the Top Gear Festival in Durban,” he said.‘Good memories’“I had a great time when I appeared on the Top Gear show and I’m looking forward to some exciting on track action at the Festival. I have some good memories of racing in Formula One at Kyalami, and it will be great to be back in South Africa to put on a fantastic show for the crowd in Durban,” Hakkinen said.Jeremy Clarkson is a huge fan of South Africa, and said he cannot wait to return to the Rainbow Nation. “South Africa is amazing,” he said, “a great setting for our largest event in the world tour and the only stadium show.“The show in Durban will go down as one of our best Top Gear Live events ever.”TicketsAs they did last year, tickets are expected to sell out. They range in price from R250 to R2 100 for an Ultimate Village Package.For people travelling from afar, there is a full range of travel packages, including self-drive, luxury coach and flight packages which include travel and accommodation on a B&B basis in a Southern Sun three-star of four-star hotel.SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Anthony reaches milestone as Thunder beat Pistons

first_img2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Coach Billy Donovan said it’s a patellar tendon injury, and the Thunder would find out more after returning to Oklahoma. The scary injury put a damper on Oklahoma City’s seventh straight victory. It’s the NBA’s longest current winning streak.A group of five Detroit backups helped cut the deficit to nine around the midway point of the fourth, but Oklahoma City was able to hold on.“I think Dre’s situation probably took a lot out of us,” Donovan said. “We lost a little bit there, and rightfully so.”Detroit has dropped seven in a row, the league’s longest current skid. The Pistons now face back-to-back games against LeBron James and the Cavaliers.QUITE A SPLITADVERTISEMENT View comments Detroit’s reserves actually outscored Oklahoma City’s 64-25, but the Thunder’s starters outscored Detroit’s 96-44.“Their starters just dominated us,” Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy said. “When those three are playing like that, you aren’t going to be able to stop them, but we had to do a much better job of doing the things we could control. We didn’t do a good job of getting back on defense and we didn’t do a good job on the boards.”HISTORYThe Pistons infamously picked Darko Milicic over Anthony in the 2003 draft, and Anthony hasn’t forgotten.“I was thinking about it after the game, the irony of me getting 25,000 points here in Detroit, knowing after that ’03 draft, what things could have been,” he said. Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises MOST READ Anthony became the 21st NBA player to reach the 25,000-point mark , and Russell Westbrook added 31 points, 13 assists and 11 rebounds to lift the surging Thunder to a 121-108 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Saturday (Sunday Manila time). Although it was a night of triumph for Anthony, Oklahoma City lost guard Andre Roberson to what looked like a serious leg injury in the third quarter.Anthony scored his 25,000th point with 8:30 left in the third. He would add four more points and finish the game with 21. Paul George, who was named to the All-Star team Saturday, scored 26 points, and Westbrook was impressive throughout.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“That’s a really good basketball team, and when those three get rolling, it is hard to stop them,” Detroit’s Tobias Harris said. “We had a chance going into the second half, but we were stagnant against a really good defense, and then we couldn’t get a stop, so we were always taking the ball out of the net.”Anthony’s milestone moment was part of a 15-0 run for the Thunder at the start of the second half that pushed their lead to 27, but Roberson was taken off on a stretcher later in the third after landing hard on the court. His left leg seemed to give way as he was beginning to jump for an alley-oop, and he sailed through the air and appeared to land on his tailbone or lower back. LATEST STORIES George replaces injured Cousins on Team LeBron NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Read Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers00:50Trending 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 Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) reacts after a play during the first half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Detroit Pistons. APDETROIT — Carmelo Anthony made a free throw for his 25,000th point, and although there was no real reaction from the crowd in Detroit, the Oklahoma City star slapped hands with teammates and raised his right hand with pride.“It’s a special moment,” Anthony said. “To kind of know what it took to get to this point and the amount of work that was put in to get to this point, the teammates that I’ve played with over the years, and for me to still be at a point in my career where I still have a lot more to go.”ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PHlast_img read more

Ander Herrera hints at new Man Utd deal

first_imgAnder Herrera has hinted that he will be signing a new contract at Manchester United , with the Spaniard targeting 200 appearances for the club.The 29-year-old moved to Old Trafford in 2014, with Louis van Gaal snapping him up for £29 million ($37m) from Athletic Club.Since then, Herrera has gone on to make 161 appearances over four seasons. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! His efforts saw him named Player of the Year in 2016-17 – breaking David de Gea’s monopoly of that prize – and he remains an important squad player under Jose Mourinho.Herrera told Inside United of his achievements to date: “First of all, it makes me feel very proud, because when you play for Manchester United, you have to deserve, every season, to keep playing for the club.”I think the manager is very happy with me, the fans are very happy with me, so that makes me really proud.”Herrera has entered the final 12 months of his current deal with the Red Devils, but he is ready to commit to an extension as he eyes more outings and additions to a CV which already includes FA Cup, League Cup and Europa League triumphs.He added: “All the memories I have are amazing.”I have been able to win trophies for the club, I have been able to play more than 160 games right now, so what I have in my mind is to go for the 200 games and keep adding games for the club and for myself.”The way the club treats me is perfect, the love the fans show for me couldn’t be better or bigger, my family is happy in Manchester, so I just try to give everything and put all my strength and effort to keep deserving to play for this club.”Herrera played no part in United’s 2018-19 season opener against Leicester after picking up a knock in a friendly clash with Bayern Munich.He will, however, be hoping to figure prominently over the course of the campaign, as he chases down a new contract and more major honours.last_img read more