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Aug
3

Selkirk begins to rebuild athletic program

first_imgBy The Nelson Daily SportsKim Verigin knows it’s going to be a tough road ahead to get Selkirk back in the B.C. College Athletic Association.However, the Athletic Coordinator has never been afraid of a good fight.Selkirk informed the BCCAA executive the college will not participate in the 2011-12 season and will not be able to make a further commit until a minimum level of stability is reached.“The Saints pulled out of the current season due to low numbers, a BCCAA executive decision, and the projections of players from within the local high school programs that suggest low numbers will continue for at least another year or two,” Verigin said in a written press release.Verigin added league dynamics was also a significant factor as many BCCAA members have recently been preparing for the jump to CIS (Canadian Interuniversity Sport).“Others have made the transition from a college to university leaving only handful of two year institutions in the league,” he said.Selkirk petitioned the BCCAA executive to allow only the women’s volleyball team to participate during the 2010-11 season after it was realized that the men’s team could not fulfill its league requirements.This was due to a shortage of committed players for the upcoming season.That request was denied due to the fact that league schedules are based on both genders traveling and competing at the same time.“The premise of the program was to give local student-athletes the opportunity to compete at a very high level and to have some success . . . but if the numbers are not there, it is difficult to develop consistency,” Verigin explained.So now comes the hard part. Rebuilding a once proud and successful program.Part of the strategic plan is to support the development of programs in the region including junior and senior high school teams and club teams. “It is evident in many local schools that the number of players at the grade 8-10 levels is quite healthy,” Verigin said.  “If we can help these schools and others to encourage more participation and skill development the gap may close or disappear altogether.” In the meantime, the Saints volleyball men’s and women’s program will continue to provide committed student-athletes with a competitive two-semester schedule against colleges and universities in BC and Washington. The final event of this semester is a tournament Saturday and Sunday sponsored by the Pacific Intercollegiate Volleyball Association (PIVA) at Gonzaga University in Spokane.There was a time when the Saints volleyball program was considered one of the powers in the BCCAA.During a three-year cycle Selkirk won three consecutive Totem Conference titles (the name of the league) in 1989, 90 and 91.Selkirk also fielded teams in soccer, basketball and hockey.sports@thenelsondaily.comlast_img read more

Jan
14

National Youth Policy Under Review

first_img– Advertisement – …To boost economic, political and social transformationThe House of Representatives has commenced scrutinizing a bill titled: “An Act to Endorse the National Youth Policy of Liberia: An Agenda for Action,” submitted by President George Weah for enactment to ensure that young people, between the ages of 15 and 35 years old, are integrated, and involved in all development processes, including their improvement of economic conditions by re-designing existing youth programs and projects.Plenary, the highest decision making body of the House of Representatives, mandated the House Joint Committee on Youth and Sports, the Judiciary and Gender Equity, Child Development and Social Welfare to review and report to the august body one week after the Easter break, which begins on Friday, April 12, 2019. On Thursday, April 4, which marked the 24th day sitting, the House Plenary voted to make the decision.The “Act to Endorse the National Youth Policy of Liberia,” is in consonance with the 70th Plenary Meeting of the UN General Assembly held on December 12, 1997, adopted Resolution (A/RES/52/83), which reaffirmed the importance of youth. It called on member countries to involve youth and their-related organizations in all matters of concern to them. Furthermore, in July, 2006, African Union Heads of State and Governments, including Liberia, at a meeting in Banjul, The Gambia, endorsed the African Youth Charter (AYC) as a political and legal document to serve as the strategic framework that gives direction for youth empowerment at continental, regional and national levels.In the President’s communication to both the Senate and the House of Representatives, he writes: “Mindful that young people constitute the larger part of our country’s population, the government has committed to empower the youths, and to put their issues on the national agenda through the National youth Policy document, which was prepared in consultation with the Ministry of Youth and Sports, the young people themselves and partners.”“This Act, when passed into law, will endorse the policy document, which is expected to enhance young people’s human capacity, innovation, unity and sense of responsibility towards our socio-economic and political processes,” the communication said.Priority Target GroupsAccording to the Bill, the government shall in particularly direct its attention, through appropriate intervention and empowerment programs, toward Youths with disability; streets youths; youths affected by HIV/AIDS; unemployed youths; out of schools youths; and youths affected by the conflict (civil wars and Ebola outbreak of 2014).“For instance, in the draft bill states that immediately upon it passage, concessions and the business community shall be encouraged to award scholarships, internships, employment opportunities and support for amusement or recreation for the youths; and responsibilities of parents/guardians, say it shall be the duty of every parent/guardian to ensure that youths, including those with disabilities within the age bracket of 15 to 18 years, grow up in an environment of warmth, affection, security and stability.”“The role of youth organizations in the bill is to identify, plan, develop, recommend and implement achievable projects.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Rep. Julie Wiah, Chairperson on Gender Equity, Child Development and Social Welfarelast_img read more

Jan
12

Body of fisherman found in estate canal

first_imgThe body of a fisherman was on Tuesday fished out of a canal at Experiment, West Coast of Berbice, Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne).Dead: HeerolallThe dead man has been identified as Heerolall (only name), 59, of Bath Settlement.According to the man’s daughter, Kumarie, she last saw her father on Sunday evening at about 20:00h.The 37-year-old woman told Guyana Times that it was usual for her father to leave home in the wee hours of the morning to go fishing and pick up bottles to sell.She however said it was strange when he did not return home on Sunday and on Monday she made several enquiries about his whereabouts.The woman related that on Tuesday morning his body was seen floating in the canal by some men who were on their way to work in the backdam. At the time of his discovery, he was clad in all his clothing including a hat and a pair of shoes.However, the cast net he usually goes fishing with was not in the vicinity.An autopsy will be conducted shortly to determine Heerolall’s cause of death.last_img read more

Jan
12

Developers could begin paying school fees

first_imgDevelopers in the North Peace might begin seeing a new charge levied per residence that would go towards School District 60.School Site Acquisition Charges are not new to B.C., but are new to the local school district. The charges depend on current land costs and are levied to help a school district pay for up to 35 per cent of the costs for acquiring new school sites, says Doug Boyd, secretary treasurer at the School District.- Advertisement -Fort St. John has the highest birthrate per capita in B.C. and one of the highest in Canada. In 2010, there were 609 births in Fort St. John. In a few years, these children will be entering a school system that Boyd says is already at capacity in some areas. The charges are levied at either the subdivision or permit stage and Nick Weswick, the District’s controllers, says the charges levied in this area could vary anywhere between $300 and $500 dollars per residence. However, this amount is less than the $1,000 maximum the Province allows school districts to levy.The School District will be holding a special meeting on June 6 to pass a resolution on the levies and then the resolution will be sent to the various municipalities, which will have 60 days to respond. After the 60-day period, the Board will pass a bylaw. Then, the Board will present its capital plan to the Ministry of Education for approval. If that plan is approved, the charges will then be implemented. Boyd says they could be implemented as early as spring 2012.The Board will be holding a meeting and presentation on School Site Acquisition Charges on Wednesday, May 18 at the Board office in Fort St. John starting at 7 p.m.Advertisementlast_img read more

Jan
11

Cal Poly gets past Cal State L.A.

first_imgLOS ANGELES – The Cal Poly Pomona men’s basketball team already knew it would have to pick up the slack for the loss of one starter Friday, but Cal State Los Angeles basically took away another. The Golden Eagles stymied Broncos leading scorer Dion Cook – holding him to eight points – but Luis Pulido and Larry Gordon scored 13 points apiece as Cal Poly survived with a 65-61 victory at the Eagles Nest. The victory likely secured at least a No. 3 seed for Cal Poly (20-6 overall, 16-5 California Collegiate Athletic Association) in the NCAA Division II West Regional next week. The Broncos entered the week ranked No. 3 in the region, and their regular season finale tonight at Cal State Bakersfield does not count as a West Region game because Bakersfield is transitioning to Division I. The loss dropped L.A. to 10-16, 7-14. But they did, and Robert Reynaga, who hit four of his first eight 3-pointers, launched an open – albeit long – 3-point attempt that missed with five seconds left. The rebound was tipped out to Pulido, whose layup as time expired sealed the victory. Although Daniels’ absence left the Broncos shorthanded, Cal Poly caught a break, too. Senior 6-foot-5 forward Jontae Vinson, L.A.’s candidate for conference player of the year with 23.8 points and 8.2 rebounds per game, missed the game with an ankle injury. Nonetheless, the Golden Eagles shut down Cook, who scored a career-high 39 points in Cal Poly’s last game against Cal State Dominguez Hills last Saturday. Cook was scoreless in the first half before netting eight in the second. The Broncos led by as many as 10 points in the first half (31-21), but their largest lead in the final 16 minutes was five points. The Golden Eagles had one second-half lead (53-52) with 8:35 to play. Cal Poly also got 11 points off the bench from Donnelle Booker, while Donte Bell led L.A. with 17 points. Don Lugo product Micah Hamilton had four points and eight rebounds for the Golden Eagles. CAL POLY WOMEN The numbers were certainly in their favor, and after a slow start, the Broncos used those numbers to down Cal State L.A., 70-62. “We started off slow, but I think the bench did a great job,” Cal Poly interim coach Michelle Fortier said. “We knew we had an advantage in depth and we wanted to pressure them.” Porsche’ Kirksey scored 16 points and Ashley Moody added 14 for Cal Poly (9-17 overall, 8-13 CCAA). Natasha Reed, who normally doesn’t start, added 13 points, while Lauren Kitaguchi and Cassey Brick added nine and eight points off the bench, respectively. While the Golden Eagles (3-23, 1-20) played only six players, Cal Poly was short-handed too. Jessica Hopkins, who earned the starting point guard spot several weeks ago, is not with the team on the season-ending road trip for academic reasons. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img “I think we picked it up with better defense tonight,” Cal Poly coach Greg Kamansky said. “We need to because we’re not going to score as much without Kaelen (Daniels).” Daniels, Cal Poly’s starting center, missed his first game after jamming the big toe in his right foot. Daniels won’t play tonight, but might be able to go next week. The defense wasn’t perfect in the waning seconds, as the Golden Eagles had a chance to tie or win. Trailing 63-61, L.A. called timeout with 26.8 seconds to play. “We didn’t want to double (team) away from their shooter,” Kamansky said. last_img read more

Jan
11

Last day to use Fort St. John Spray Park today

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Today is the last day that you can use the Fort St. John Spray Park before it is shut down for the season.The park is being shut down to receive renovations. Julie Rodgers with the City says there will be many new features once the new park is done.“We will incorporate the existing playground but the new park is completely different. There will be an under 5 section for smaller children, shade, bathrooms, picnic area, a rubber surface which is much safer than the cement, a walking path around that park that can be flooded in the winter for skating, and tons of new water features.”The City hopes that they have the new Spray Park ready by late spring of next year.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Jan
10

Man wanted on Canada-wide warrant could be in Dawson Creek

first_imgDAWSON CREEK, B.C. – The RCMP is trying to find a wanted man from Kelowna that is believed to be in Dawson Creek.The RCMP is asking for the public’s help to find 45-year-old Jeremiah James Miller from Kelowna. Miller is wanted on a Canada-wide arrest warrant for suspension of statutory release.Police believe Miller is in the Dawson Creek area.- Advertisement -Jeremiah Miller is described as a First Nations male, he stands 5 ft 9 in (175 cm) tall, weighs approximately 196 lbs (89 kg), and has black hair and brown eyes.Anyone with information on the current whereabouts of Jeremiah Miller is asked to contact their local police immediately or if necessary dial 911. The public can also share their tip information anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.last_img read more

Jan
6

Arsenal spank Milan to reach Europa quarters

first_img0Shares0000Welbeck added gloss with a late close-range header but the hard work was very much done for the Gunners by then.London, United Kingdom, Mar 16 – Danny Welbeck was accused of diving to win the penalty that inspired Arsenal to book their place into the Europa League quarter-finals with a 3-1 win over AC Milan on Thursday.After taking the first leg 2-0 in Milan last week, Arsene Wenger’s side were in danger of blowing their lead when Hakan Calhanoglu put the Italians ahead in the first half at the Emirates Stadium. But Welbeck turned the last 16 second leg back in Arsenal’s favour moments after Calhanoglu’s goal as the striker appeared to dive to win a penalty that he converted himself.Welbeck’s theatrics were condemned by pundits, while Swedish referee Jonas Eriksson was slammed for being tricked by the play-acting.“It’s a definite dive,” former Arsenal defender Martin Keown told BT Sport, while ex-Tottenham star Jermaine Jenas said: “Welbeck doesn’t feel any contact apart from his own feet connecting with themselves and he goes over.“The referee and assistant referee completely buy it.”Danny Welbeck scored a controversial penalty to help Arsenal into the Europa League quarter-finalsWith their nerves steadied, Arsenal eased through 5-1 on aggregate thanks to second half goals from Granit Xhaka and Welbeck.Following on from Sunday’s Premier League victory over Watford, Arsenal’s third successive win in all competitions provides a measure of breathing space for Wenger after a miserable run sparked fresh calls for his dismissal.Looking certain to miss out on a top four finish in the league, Arsenal must win the Europa League to qualify for next season’s Champions League — a target that seems essential for Wenger to avoid the sack.They remain on course but as usual it wasn’t all plain sailing.Gennaro Gattuso was mocked in some quarters for deploying former Liverpool striker Fabio Borini at right-back, but the Milan boss was proved right in the opening seconds.Borini made a good run before whipping a cross towards Andre Silva, who should have done better than fire into the side-netting.Arsenal’s anxiety levels were rising when captain Laurent Koscielny limped off after taking a blow to his back.– Dubious circumstances –Time to celebrate: Arsenal players congratulate Danny Welbeck after scoring his controversial penaltyThe Gunners were vulnerable and Milan took advantage to snatch the lead in the 35th minute.When Ricardo Rodriguez slipped the ball inside to Calhanoglu, the Arsenal defence backed off just long enough for the Turkey midfielder to rifle a blistering 25-yard strike past David Ospina.But crucially Arsenal were able to draw level in dubious circumstances four minutes later.Welbeck’s run took him past Rodriguez into the six-yard box and he threw himself to the turf after the slightest contact from the Milan defender.It was enough to persuade Eriksson to point to the spot and Welbeck, back on his feet, calmly stroked home the penalty for his first goal since January.Arsenal supporters had stayed away from the Watford game in their droves in protest at Wenger, prompting the manager to admit he was worried about how they would win back the absentees.But there were far fewer empty seats in the 60,000-capacity arena and more vibrant mood undoubtedly helped Arsenal maintain their momentum.Wenger’s side went close to a second goal as Henrikh Mkhitaryan headed just wide from Welbeck’s cross before Jack Wilshere’s blast was repelled by Gianluigi Donnarumma.Needing two goals to advance, Milan were committing more bodies forward and Suso was just off-target before the visitors had a penalty appeal turned down when Silva was bundled over by Hector Bellerin.But Arsenal put the result beyond doubt in the 71st minute thanks to a mistake from Donnarumma.Xhaka’s long-range effort should have simple for Donnarumma, but instead he somehow pushed the ball into his own net.Rubbing salt into Milan’s wounds, it was Welbeck who finished them off with a close-range header in the 87th minute.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Jan
6

Lucky winner Welanunu wins Sh 1.2m Betway bet

first_imgThe Betway Cash Out feature allows you to take an early pay out on your bets before they have resulted. Essentially, customers can claim their winnings early or get a portion of their stake back depending on how their selection is doing at the time.The amount offered will reflect in the My Bets tab and will be based on the actual odds at the time of choosing to Cash Out.One of Welanunu’s selections was that more than 2.5 goals would be scored in the Benfica v Gil. Vicente match. Had he waited for the match to finish, Mark would have lost his entire bet as the match ended 2-0.“I am very excited after winning. I would never have imagined that this would have been my luck but I’m happy all the same. I will decide on how best to use this money but I’m keen on putting it into activities that will improve my life as well as that of my family,” said Welanunu upon receiving news of his win.Betway Kenya recently announced restoration of its services following clearance by the Kenya Revenue Authority and subsequent issuance of an operating license by the Betting Control and Licensing Board.Upon going live, Betway Kenya launched new and exciting features to continue its promise to provide customers with a unique gaming experience. Some of these features include Win Boost, which offers extra winnings on Multi Bets; Money Back Boost whereby punters still get something back if their Multi Bet betslip loses by one selection; Cash Out which gives customers more control of their bets; and 4 To Score, a FREE-to-play prediction game with great cash prizes.Betway is also constantly improving its offerings and will soon be launching new casino features and revamped Jackpots. Other features include betgames, Lucky Numbers, Virtual Sports and so much more.As one of the most popular sports betting brands in the country, Betway Kenya has rewarded many of its registered customers with great giveaways through its various promotions and casino products.“I would like to congratulate Mark on his win and encourage the rest of our players to continue betting with us. As a brand we endeavour to give our customers the best gaming experience through our various platforms as we encourage responsible betting,” said Betway country manager Leon Kiptum.0Shares0000(Visited 14 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Lucky winner Welanunu wins Sh 1.2m Betway betNAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 21 – Lucky winner Mark Welanunu is the new millionaire in town after winning Sh 1.2 million with online sports betting firm Betway.Welanunu staked Sh 900 on a 30-leg Multi Bet and total potential return would have been Sh 9,562,299.92, however he decided to make use of Betway’s Cash Out feature and claim his winnings early.last_img read more

Dec
29

Spurs and West Ham keen on Italian international as striker search continues

first_img Manolo Gabbiadini has netted nine goals this season Tottenham and West Ham are the latest clubs to express an interest in Napoli striker Manolo Gabbiadini, according to reports in Italy.Newcastle and Swansea have both been linked with the 24-year-old striker in the past, but now it appears that London is calling.Gabbiadini only arrived at Napoli in January 2015 but he has struggled for consistent game time and could leave in a bid to secure more regular first-team football.Since joining Napoli, he has started just four Serie A games, with a further 19 appearances coming off the bench and he has five goals to his name.But that has not put off both West Ham and Spurs, who are keeping close tabs on his situation, according to the Gazzetta dello Sport.The two London clubs are in the market for attacking reinforcements this summer and could make a move for Gabbiadini, although Wolfsburg are also interested. 1last_img read more