Leafs host Food Bank drive Friday at KIJHL game vs Border Bruins

first_imgJust like fans believe in the Nelson Leafs so do the Nelson Leafs believe in citizens of Nelson.Which is why the hockey club is so willing to help the Salvation Army deal with its food shortage by hosting a donation night Friday when the Grand Forks Border Bruins visit the Green and White in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action at the NDCC Arena.”Fans that bring a donation of non-perishable food items will recieve an entry into a draw during the second intermission,” said Leaf president Russell Stocks. “The prize pack includes an official Nelson Leaf Vintage thirrd Jersey, a ticket for the Nelson Leafs $10,000 Cash Raffle to be held December 19th, Nelson Leaf Game Tickets and other great items,” Stocks adds.Game time is 7 p.m.The Salvation Army was forced to close the food bank due to an overwhelming demand on the 601 Vernon Street location.Recently the Food Bank staff is seeing more and more families come through the doors looking for food — upwards of 400 to 500 families every month from the previous 350-400.Major Yvonne Burrows said the increase of families needing food has blown her budget, which was pegged at $1600 per month.She said the Food Bank has spent at least $3000 per month.Thanks to donations from various businesses, the Food Bank was able to re-open Monday.last_img read more


first_imgPICK SIX CARRYOVER OF $91,899 INTO SUNDAY, POOL EXPECTED TO EXCEED $750,000, WITH MANDATORY PAYOUTS IN BOTH THE PICK SIX AND PICK 5 –30– ARCADIA, Calif. (April 18, 2015)–Next to last into the far turn, Irish-bred Queen of The Sand skimmed the rail and managed to split horses four-wide turning for home under Drayden Van Dyke en route to a nose victory in Saturday’s Grade III, $150,000 Santa Barbara Handicap at Santa Anita. Trained by Paddy Gallagher, Queen of The Sand ran down pacesetter Fanticola right on the money, as she got     1 ¼ miles on turf in 2:01.04.Ridden by Joe Talamo, Fanticola made an easy lead and dictated the pace through splits of 24.57, 48.39, 1:12.90 and 1:37.05.“I knew I had a lot of horse but it was all about getting through at the top of the lane,” said Van Dyke. “Luckily…I was able to hustle my way out of there, got through and had a run. At the wire I knew I had it. Down the lane, I saw Fanticola and knew she was fighting on, but I went left handed at the last second and got up there.”Off at 6-1 in a field of nine older fillies and mares, Queen of The Sand paid $15.80, $7.60 and $4.80. Owned by Derrick Fisher, the 5-year-old mare by the Giant’s Causeway stallion Footstepsinthe sand picked up her eighth win from 23 starts and with the winner’s share of $90,000, increased her earnings to $343,920.“I was a little concerned with the pace, and she did have some trouble in the race in the upper stretch,” said Gallagher, who has now saddled her to four wins from eight Southern California starts. “She had been training well and her last race (an even eighth place run in the Grade II, 1 1/8 miles turf Santa Ana Stakes on March 15) helped her, I think. We’ll look at the Gamely (Grade I, 1 1/8 miles turf on May 25) for her next race.”Off at 7-1, Fanticola finished 1 ¼ lengths in front a much-troubled Three Hearts and paid $8.60 and $4.80.Ridden by Tyler Baze, Three Hearts paid $2.80 to show, as the narrow second choice at 5-2. (There was just $1,200 more bet on the actual favorite, Diversy Harbor). Three Hearts, who sat a close third at the rail behind Fanticola and longshot Tangelo into and around the far turn, finally angled off the fence with a furlong to go, but was out-sprinted home by the one-two finishers.“I didn’t have anywhere to go,” said Baze. “Mario (Gutierrez, on Tangelo) laid on me the whole race and never really gave my horse a shot to run. He had no horse. He was all over me from the time the gates opened. By the time I could get her out to run, it was too late…She a nice horse. She ran hard.”Diversy Harbor, who was the actual favorite at 5-2, with $81,245 bet to win on her, trailed throughout with Gary Stevens up and went wrong approaching the quarter pole, necessitating a van ride back to trainer Tom Proctor’s barn.There is a Pick Six carryover into Sunday of $91,899 and it is expected Sunday’s total Pick Six pool will exceed $750,000. As Sunday is the current Winter Meet’s closing day, there is a mandatory payout in both the Pick Six and Pick 5.First post time on Sunday is at 12:30 p.m. Admission gates will open at 10:30 a.m.last_img read more

Lyceum gets revenge, beats San Beda to take PCCL title

first_imgNueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed After San Beda took a 58-57 lead early in the fourth on Javee Mocon’s free throw, Lyceum raced to a 9-0 run capped off by two charities from Jaycee Marcelino to take a 66-58 buffer with 4:21 left.The Red Lions managed to cut the deficit to four, 68-62, after Clint Doliguez converted on a three-point play, but Marcelino answered with an elbow jumper and extened Lyceum’s lead to 68-62 with 44.9 seconds left.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkAlthough this was a rematch of the NCAA finals, Lyceum head coach Topex Robinson reminded his team to think about their goal and not just getting their revenge against San Beda.“What I reminded the team, and even myself, was that it’s not about San Beda and it’s about the vision we started, it just so happened that San Beda is still in our path,” said Robinson, who led the Pirates to an 18-0 campaign in the NCAA preliminaries. Petron eager to get back to title contention after last season’s blunder UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer View comments Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Lyceum Pirates named PCCL champions. Photo by Bong LozadaLyceum avenged its heartbreak in the NCAA Finals and got back at San Beda, 70-66, to take the national title of the Philippine Collegiate Champions League Thursday at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Pirates limited the NCAA champions to just nine points in the fourth quarter while scoring 16 of their own en route to the crown.ADVERTISEMENT Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours “Coach Boyet [Fernandez] made me work hard because he’s always there when we play, and I have so much respect for him. And the team kept it together, and one thing I reminded my players is to play in the moment and don’t worry about the future.”Marcelino, who won the Finals MVP plum, finished with 19 points, nine rebounds, and three steals to lead the Pirates to their first major championship under Robinson.Mike Harry Nzeusseu put up a 16-point, 11-rebound double-double for the Pirates.Mocon led the Red Lions with 24 points and eight rebounds while Donald Tankoua had a 13-point, 15-rebound double-double.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Local Conservation Officer awarded Officer of the year

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Blake Parker local BC Conservation Officer was awarded Officer of the year. Parker started his career with the B.C. COS in 2007. The first four months in the field were spent in Smithers getting a feel for the job before he moved further north to a one-man office in Dease Lake, where he worked for the next three-and-a-half years. Growing up in Fort St. John, Parker would often work with his father who was a B.C. Conservation Officer. During that time it was shared Parker learned through the first-hand experience he would get from seeing what his father did for a living, Parker would also share he viewed his father as a hero. Parker is the 27th recipient of the Outstanding Officer of the Year Award. Since 1992, the designation has been awarded annually to a conservation officer for going above and beyond the call of duty and exemplifying the values of the Conservation Officer Service: integrity, public service and protection of the environment. – Advertisement -37-year-old Parker is working as an acting sergeant responsible for the B.C. Conservation Officer Service’s (COS) North Peace zone. He has also been named the 2018 conservation officer of the year. Between the experience with his father and a love of the outdoors, inspired Parker to pursue a career as a conservation officer. “My dad is quite proud of me. I still look up to him,” Parker said. “People in Fort St. John know my name because of my dad and they know me from growing up there, so having pre-established relationships has been helpful. A lot of our work comes from people sharing information with us.”Advertisement In 2011, Parker moved to Dawson Creek where he spent many hours patrolling the wilderness, checking to make sure outdoor enthusiasts were complying with the law. Parker shared a highlight of his career has been training the jet-boat operations and firearms team. “It’s rewarding seeing other people grow and develop, making them safer and giving them more skills that can help them be more effective in the field,” Parker said. “I really enjoy fieldwork and getting outside to do patrols. I hope to continue on this path and just stay positive, have fun and provide some guidance for other conservation officers to follow.”last_img read more

Liverpool target Julian Brandt rules out Bayer Leverkusen exit this summer

first_img Germany starlet Julian Brandt is currently on international duty at the Confederations Cup 1 Julian Brandt has ruled out leaving Bayer Leverkusen this summer amid reported interest from Bayern Munich and Liverpool.The 21-year-old has long been regarded as one of the hottest prospects in German football and clubs have regularly scouted him over the past few seasons.Bayern and Liverpool have both been linked with moves for the winger this summer as they look to test Leverkusen’s resolve to keep hold of one of their prized assets.However, Brandt has now cooled any transfer talk by revealing he plans to stay put ahead of next year’s World Cup in Russia.“My gut as well as my mind tell me that the right moment for a transfer is not there yet,” Brandt told Kicker. “I am still young, but also in my fourth year – I feel responsible for the bad season.“I therefore see it as my duty to bring the club back where it belongs and for me that means among the top six.“Of course there are players who say a year without European football ahead of the World Cup is a reason to change clubs.“But a transfer to a bigger club is also taking a risk one year ahead of the World Cup. You have to settle in there and possibly you don’t get so much game time.”last_img read more

Man United vs Valencia: Champions League preview and confirmed line-ups

first_img 2 2 This week’s talkSPORT commentaries Both teams head into the fixture after shocking starts to the season, with United winning just three of their seven league matches to date, and Valencia only picking up their first La Liga win of the campaign on Saturday.Despite the struggles of both teams, the real pressure is on United and Mourinho, their manager, with reports suggesting he could be sacked on the back of another poor result.What the managers are sayingJose Mourinho (Man United): “A Champions League week is always a good week, even if you expect a difficult match, a difficult opponent. It’s a big week. Everyone wants to play Champions League, not everyone can do it. So we are here and we have the chance to play a big match. So, big match, big week.”Marcelino (Valencia): “We’ll win if we play well. Whether it’s the best or the worst moment to play them, who knows?“There’s no way that the previous game you’ve played can have anything to do with this game coming up.” United beat Young Boys in matchday one to move top of their group Team newsJesse Lingard, Ander Herrera, Diogo Dalot and Ashley Young did not train on Monday suggesting they will miss Tuesday’s clash. Marcos Rojo is also out injured. Valencia have an almost full strength squad to choose from, with Santi Mina the only absentee. Geoffrey Kondogbia is available for selection after missing Valencia’s Champions League opener against JuventusConfirmed line-ups Hoffenheim vs Man City (Tuesday, October 2) – CLICK TO LISTENAston Villa vs Preston (Tuesday, October 2) – CLICK TO LISTENNapoli vs Liverpool (Wednesday, October 3) – CLICK TO LISTENSheffield Wednesday vs West Brom (Wednesday, October 3) – CLICK TO LISTENQarabag vs Arsenal (Thursday, October 4) – CLICK TO LISTEN Valencia coach Marcelino Jose Mourinho is under intense pressure heading into Tuesday evening’s vital Champions League clash against Valencia.The La Liga side visit Old Trafford on Tuesday evening knowing they and the Red Devils are likely to be fighting it out to finish second in their group to Juventus and qualify for the knockout rounds of Europe’s premier competition. 🔥 Amunt, Valencia!!! Nuestro XI inicial para el #MUFCVCF! 🔥#YoCreoEnEsteEquipo ⤵ pic.twitter.com/YnqdIYot0r— Valencia CF 🦇💯 (@valenciacf) October 2, 2018 Tonight’s #UCL team news is in! #MUFC pic.twitter.com/CXue0os6Hz— Manchester United (@ManUtd) October 2, 2018last_img read more


first_imgDDTV: THE quarter finals of the Donegal senior football championship are on the weekend of 14th/15th September. In this video jacksonsmediatv  preview the four ties, between Kilcar v Glenswilly, Ardara v Gaoth Dobhair, Malin v St Eunan’s, and Killybegs v McCumhaills.Click Play to watch DDTV: VIDEO PREVIEW OF THE DONEGAL SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIP QUARTER-FINALS was last modified: August 27th, 2013 by John2Share 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:and Killybegs v McCumhaills.Ardara v Gaoth DobhairKilcar v GlenswillyMalin v St Eunanslast_img read more

Around Whittier

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WHITTIER – The Bookmobile Program, the Assistance League of Whittier’s free service that has delivered books to shut-ins for the past 40 years, is again seeking new patrons. The program delivers books once a month to readers too frail to go to the library. The books are personally selected by volunteers and are delivered and picked up at the patron’s home. For more information, call (562)693-6533 or (562)464-3470 between 9a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday through Friday. Registration open for holiday camp WHITTIER – Registration is now open for the city’s holiday day camp, to be held from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday from Dec.19 to Dec. 30 at Palm Park Activities Center, 5703 Palm Ave. The fee is $80 per week per child. Space is limited. Camp includes daily snacks, two field trips, arts and crafts, sports, games and enrichment activities. For more information, call (562) 464-3438. La Mirada offers Straight Talk LA MIRADA – You can get a lot of straight talk on often complicated subjects via the city’s Straight Talk/La Mirada program, which offers ongoing individual, family and couples counseling and support groups. Other ongoing sessions include an anger management support groups for teens and adults, a parenting skills class, a men’s support group, a support group for women age 60 and older, and a group for women over 30. For information on classes and support groups, call Meg Kalugen at (562) 943-0195. New Century Singers celebrate season WHITTIER – The New Century Singers Whittier performs its annual holiday concert, “Let’s Celebrate the Season,” at 3 p.m. Dec. 4 at East Whittier Methodist Church, 10005 Cole Road. Join director Judy Kertes and accompanist Clella Snider at this free community event. The chorus also receives donations of support and for its scholarship fund. For more information, call (562) 695-1785. Sell your wares at winter craft fair PICO RIVERA – Vendors looking to sell homemade wares or commercial products can now reserve booth space for the city’s 11th Annual Winter Wonderland Craft Fair, slated for 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 3 at the Pico Park Community Center, 9528Beverly Blvd. Booths are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, call (562) 801-4470. Elks host holiday brunch and bazaar WHITTIER – The Whittier Elks Lodge will hold a holiday brunch/arts-and-crafts bazaar from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec.4 at 13620 Whittier Blvd. Client-made craft items will be available for purhase. Door prizes and Santa Claus will also be available. All proceeds will benefit the programs and services of the Intercommunity Blind Center. For more information, call (562) 696-7117. Opportunity grant taking applicants SANTA FE SPRINGS – Soroptimist International of Santa Fe Springs is seeking women to apply for the Women’s Opportunity awards. Applicants should be women with primary financial responsibility for themselves and dependents. They should be attending an undergraduate degree or vocational skills program and have financial needs. The cash awards assist women in obtaining the skills and education they need to improve their employment status. Applications are available at the Santa Fe Springs City Library information desk. The deadline to apply is Dec. 15. For more information, call Annette Rodriguez at (562) 665-8956. From staff reportslast_img read more

Taoiseach slammed for opening post office in his home constituency

first_imgA Donegal County Councillor has hit out at the Taoiseach after he opened a new post office in his own constituency while rural post offices in Donegal are dwindling. Leo Varadkar performed the official opening of a post office in Castleknock on Monday.The event sparked much debate as 159 post offices are due to close across the country, 17 of which are in Donegal. Donegal Councillor John Shéamais Ó Fearraigh slammed the Taoiseach’s attendance as ‘repulsive’ and ‘deeply offensive’ to rural Ireland. The event was ‘a blatant example of Parish Pump Politics’, according to Cllr Ó Fearraigh.This morning an Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar is performing the official opening of Castleknock Post Office. The Post Office is a new Post Office which has just opened in the Lidl premises in Castleknock in Dublin. pic.twitter.com/gZKkbNGO7L— MerrionStreet.ie (@merrionstreet) April 15, 2019The West Donegal Councillor said: “I think I speak for the majority of people when I say that the photos which appeared in the press this week of An Taoiseach grinning from ear to ear while performing the official opening ceremony at a new post office in his own constituency were both repulsive and deeply offensive.“The Taoiseach’s actions were not only ill-judged, but he showed complete and utter contempt for countless communities across rural Ireland where local post offices have either closed or are due to shut shortly. “We need not look any further than our own county to see the impact which these closures have had on rural life here, with 17 towns and villages across Donegal, including Bunbeg, Dunfanaghy, Brinlack, Gortahork and Falcarragh all having lost postal services over recent months.“Leo Varadkar’s photo-call this week is a blatant example of the worst kind of Parish Pump Politics imaginable, and was in bad taste to put it mildly.“Fine Gael is on a mission to decimate rural Ireland, and let’s not forget that Fianna Fáil has a lot to answer for too as their TDs are keeping this Government in power.”Taoiseach slammed for opening post office in his home constituency was last modified: April 17th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:Councillor John Sheamais Ó Fearraighpost officeslast_img read more

Cheetahs Prosper with Rear-Wheel Drive

first_imgLearn about how cheetahs accelerate from 0 to 60 in 3 seconds, and other wonders of the living world.Cheetah power:  The distribution of muscle fiber types in the rear legs and forelegs of the cheetah allows it to achieve its phenomenal acceleration and speed, the BBC News reported.  Type IIx fibers, built for speed, predominate in the rear legs, but Type I fibers, more resistant to fatigue, predominate in the front legs.  This allows the cheetah to gain explosive bursts of power on takeoff with its rear legs but decelerate and stand with its forelegs.  This is explained in the article based on a paper in Mammalian Biology.Formation flight:  Airbus is aiming to flock like the birds.  PhysOrg reported on how the airline giant believes that formation flight will achieve fuel economy: “High frequency routes would allow aircraft to benefit from flying in formation like birds during cruise bringing efficiency improvements due to drag reduction and lower energy use.”  Might look kind of neat, too, to see a flock of airplanes in V-formation.Effortless flight:  Wandering albatrosses can fly for many hours at a time with no effort, riding the wind without ever flapping their wings.  A paper in PLoS ONE explains how scientists are learning about the wandering albatross to imitate it with aircraft:Albatrosses do something that no other birds are able to do: fly thousands of kilometres at no mechanical cost. This is possible because they use dynamic soaring, a flight mode that enables them to gain the energy required for flying from wind. Until now, the physical mechanisms of the energy gain in terms of the energy transfer from the wind to the bird were mostly unknown. Here we show that the energy gain is achieved by a dynamic flight manoeuvre consisting of a continually repeated up-down curve with optimal adjustment to the wind. We determined the energy obtained from the wind by analysing the measured trajectories of free flying birds using a new GPS-signal tracking method yielding a high precision. Our results reveal an evolutionary adaptation to an extreme environment, and may support recent biologically inspired research on robotic aircraft that might utilize albatrosses’ flight technique for engineless propulsion.That was the only mention of evolution in the entire paper.Egg physics:  You probably know from experience that the tip of a chicken egg is the hardest part to break.  According to Live Science, it took physicists at Oxford and MIT to find out why.  “We didn’t set out to understand the shape of an egg, it was just an inspiration,” one of the researchers said.  They learned that the sharper the egg (assuming constant thickness), the harder it is to crack.  It’s not easy to learn this from real eggs, which contain microcracks that can effect experiments, so they used silicone casts of eggs and computer models.  The knowledge gained from this kind of “biophysics” research may have practical applications in medical delivery vesicles and other container designs.Spinach power:  Why re-invent the photosynthesis machine?  Scientists at Vanderbilt took spinach leaves and put them to work in solar cells.  At first, the orientations of the sun collectors canceled out the current. Then they found a way to align them, and boosted the current output by 1,000 times.  Their “biohybrid” solar cell, according to Science Daily, is not quite ready for production, but this experiment in literal “green energy” is moving along handsomely.  Popeye would be proud.Everywhere you look, there are living things doing amazing things.  Who could not be thankful to live in such a varied, inspiring world?  The Apostle Paul wrote that one of the main reasons the Creator gave men over to a depraved mind was that they were not thankful (Romans 1:18-25).  Evolution is the ultimate thankless philosophy.  Instead of praising the engineering genius of the Creator, they smirk and say, “Stuff happens.”  The inventors flocking to biomimetics exemplify a kind of implicit gratitude; would that they would make it explicit. (Visited 11 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more