Castlegar’s Nichol takes home grand prize at Nelson Open Cashspiel

first_imgThere were plenty of big names at the 2014 Nelson Open Cashspiel — names like Horning, McHargue, Nerpin and Thomson.But in the end it was Myron Nichol of Castlegar coming away as the big winner at the $10,000 2014 Nelson Open Cashspiel Sunday at the Nelson Curling Club.Nichol, third Barry Marsh and second Garry Beaudry, both of Nelson and lead Rob Babiarz edged out Ken McHargue of Sparwood 6-2 in six ends for the top prize to claim the $1,800 first prize.McHargue took home $1,500 for second place with the Andrew Nerpin rink of Kelowna taking home the $1,250 third prize.”It was a very successful weekend,” said Cashspiel draw master Nando Salviulo. “A lot of the out-of-town teams said they liked the format where 15 of the 16 teams won prize money,” Salviulo added.”Ten of the 16 teams at least got their entry fee back which is pretty good for a local bonspiel.”Most of the prize money was due to the tremendous support received from local businesses.Doug Bothamely of Riondel finished fourth with the Fred Thomson rink of Nelson winning $700 in the B-Consolation event.The Thomson rink, consisting of third Roger May, second Brent Pihowich and lead Brad Hartridge, lost out in the A semi final to McHargue on the last rock. Other Nelson based rinks were Nando Salviulo — third Dave Parker, second Bud Edgar and lead Tim Chale — placing ninth while the Jill Winters ladies rink coming in tenth.Winters foursome consisted of third Kristina Little, second Marlo Tedesco and lead Marcie Stefiuk.The Cashspiel, which was run for many years as the Nelson Merchants Cashspiel, is a prelude to the upcoming Kootenay Men’s zones hosted by the Heritage City club December 5-7.The men’s zones could qualify as many as two teams depending on the entry list for the Canadian Direct Insurance BC Men’s provincial playdowns February 3-8 in Vernon.last_img read more

Ceferin breathes: “The return from Germany is a huge step”

first_imgGermany has given the go-ahead for the Bundesliga to return and UEFA, for its half, is additionally respiration. The European physique had held its breath after the cancellations of the Dutch and French league, however now the Teutonic championship can produce, if all goes effectively, a drag impact for the undecided and in order that, as soon as the championships are resumed, the Champions League raises the curtain. “It is nice information that the German authorities have agreed that the Bundesliga can return,” says Alexander Ceferin, UEFA president. The rector believes it is a welcome breath of contemporary air for the world of soccer. “This is a huge and constructive step in bringing optimism again to folks’s lives. It is the results of constructive dialogue and cautious planning between soccer authorities and politicians, and I’m assured that Germany will set a good instance for us. To all of us on how one can return soccer, with all its pleasure, enthusiasm and unpredictability, to our lives, I want everybody concerned on this a lot success. ” The Bundesliga will return on Could 16, however beforehand the leagues of South Korea and the Faroe Islands may have restarted the competitors. Nonetheless, the load of the German championship within the different main leagues is what fills UEFA with enthusiasm.last_img read more

Wanted man shot during Police operation in Berbice

first_imgA man wanted by the Police for questioning in connection with several robberies in Berbice was on Saturday morning shot during a Police operation.The injured man has been identified as Jamal Monroe, 20, also called ‘Ocko’, of Lot 31 Savannah Park, New Amsterdam.Police in a release said they are investigating the shooting of a male, which occurred at about 03:00h.The suspect is wanted for a series of break and enter and larceny.Residents of the community where the incident occurred seemed overjoyed that the Police were able to apprehend the wanted man. According to residents, it was the second time within the past week that Police had gone to the house in search of Monroe.Divisional Commander Ian Amsterdam told this publication that the Police received information that the wanted man was at a house at Savannah Park, and when ranks arrived, Monroe upon seeing the Police jumped throw a window and as ranks attempted to intercept him a scuffle ensued and he again escaped. However, he was shot as he was running away with Police in hot pursuit.In light of the arrest, Amsterdam was quite happy with the work of the Police. “He was hit and injured and was taken to the New Amsterdam Hospital but transferred to the Georgetown Hospital when he is in the Intensive Care Unit.”Monroe was released from prison less than a month ago. Currently, he is also before the court on a series of charges, which include break and enter and larceny, simple larceny, robbery under arms, and throwing missiles.He has also been sentenced for break and enter and robbery under arms. Amsterdam confirmed that since his release there are new matters which have surfaced and the Police were on the hunt for him.last_img read more

Medical outreach charity launched

first_imgUnder the premise of being dedicated to providing medical services, The Save-A-Life Inc was on Saturday officially launched.The charitable foundation will utilise the volunteer work of predominantly medical practitioners to venture into rural, unserved areas in order to provide comprehensive medical care and services. “Three months ago, she (Dr Bemaul) called me to assist in forming a legal charitable organisation to continue to do medical outreaches and here we are today,” were the words of Mohamed Karimullah, a Director of the organisation. In highlighting reasons for creating the foundation, Karimullah stated that, “There are people who do not access community health centres for various reasons such as prejudice, cultural stigma, poverty, old age, disability and lack of some form of support.”The charity’s mission is to enhance quality of life through adequate healthcare and non-medical charities in a sustained manner through collaborating with governmental and non-governmental organisations. According to Dr Kamela Bemaul-Sukhu, another Director of the charity, the launch was held in order to create awareness of the organisation, announce their intentions, attract volunteers and inspire donations/funding.The Save-A-Life Inc aims to attract medical and non-medical volunteers who will assist in the outreaches. They plan to set up “satellite groups” in different areas of the country, which will create a list of patients who are in need of the organisation’s help, so that the outreaches can be more effective. Dr Bemaul has expressed intentions of going into areas such as East Berbice, Madhia, Islands on the Essequibo River, Georgetown orphanages and The Palms.Apart from the donations and funding they are hoping to receive, the charity has outlined a number of fundraising activities to allocate monies for their outreaches. In fact, two of those fundraisers have already been held in the forms of a take-away lunch and car wash. Dr Kamela Bemaul-Sukhu, Mohamed Karimullah, Devindra Sukhu, Dr Philicia Findlay and Dr Navindranauth Rambarran all make up the Board of Directors for the charity. They strongly believe in selfless service and guarantee that all funds and donations are directly put towards providing care and supplies for their future patients.last_img read more

“Self-interest, greed & jealousy rule the day” – Correia blasts Gouveia at Ogle Airport…

first_img…says he never was a major player in OAI developmentBY DEVINA SAMAROOChairman of the newly rebranded Eugene F. Correia Airport Michael Correia on Monday delivered a feral blast at Director of the Roraima Group of Companies Captain Gerald Gouveia over his stern and persistent objections against the renaming of the Ogle International Airport, in recognition of Guyana’s first Public Transport Minister, whose surname coincides with that of those individuals who own majority of shares in the company.The proceedings commenced with a fiery speech by the Airport’s Chairman, who used the opportunity to set the record straight by lashing out at Gouveia and all the other operators who opposed the renaming.Correia made it pellucid that no member of his family had in any way suggested to President David Granger that the Airport be renamedThe newly rebranded Eugene F Correia Airport“Correia”; nonetheless, he expressed gratitude that the administration went ahead with the initiative despite the protests mounted by the National Aircraft Transport Association (NATA), an organisation consisting of nine of the ten aircraft operators working out of the now Correia Airport.The Airport Chairman argued that Roraima Airways and all the other operators who are contesting the renaming have contributed little or nothing to its development but are yet cashing in on the investment he and his family have made.“Roraima Airways, to use as an example, has recently expanded its building and its fleet of aircraft with a reported investment of US$2.5 million. But what has Roraima Airways contributed to the investment in the Airport? The total private investment of Roraima Airways in this Airport is US$83,000 by comparison, or 2.2 per cent of the total equity in the Airport,” he disclosed in portraying that Gouveia and the others have no right to make an objection.He went on to highlight that Gouveia, in his cries, is simply ridiculing a decision taken by two of the most accomplished aviators: former Director of Civil Aviation Anthony Mekdeci and former Chief Pilot of Guyana Airways Corporation Malcolm Chan–a–Sue, both of whom are senior managers of the Airport.“Why is Gouveia trying to tear down the good name, and damage the reputation of these national icons, who have helped to make him in his career, and who have made Ogle International Airport the envy of the Caribbean,” Correia stated.Subtly taking a swing at those operators who objected to the name change, he contended that “self-interest”, “greed” and “jealousy” appear to rule the day.No dictatorshipPresident David Granger in his address, also made it clear that he was not lobbied for the Airport to be renamed but rather, it was a genuine decision he took to recognise the contributions of great Guyanese to the development of the country.“I was not coerced, I was not lobbied. It was simply to recognise the character of the man,” he said.Granger also made it clear that his administration’s decision to ignore the calls for a reversal of the decision is not a show of dictatorship since the Airport’s Board already granted permission for the undertaking.Further justifying his decision, the President chronicled extensively the sterling contributions and achievements made by Correia.Moreover, Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson described Correia as a son of the soil whose record every Guyanese should be proud of.Addressing concerns over the name change, Patterson once again assured that the Airport’s functions and operations will remain the same.“This airport will still provide a means for those in hinterland communities to bolster economic activity; this airport will still provide a link for access to key services; this airport will still impact lives in big ways,” he stated.The operators who opposed the renaming of the Airport complained that this act will give an unfair advantage to the Correias.In November last, the operators vented frustration over the anti-competitive nature at the facility being practised by the company that runs the airport.“The Correia Group controls the Airport and has increased the cost of fuel; monopolised ground handling and other services and arbitrarily terminated tenancy contracts with the apparent aim of forcing us out,” the operators had expressed.Against this backdrop, the operators are now fearful that the renaming of the Airport to “Correia” will only add to the long list of problems they endure on a daily basis.last_img read more

Disc Golf Group Make Presentation To Council

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Disc golf could soon be coming to the Energetic City.At Monday afternoon’s council meeting, council heard from a delegation consisting of five local disc golf enthusiasts. Drs. Clint and Elena Warkentin, Denise and Curtis Spence, and Shane Stirling made a presentation to council regarding the merits of installing a disc golf course in Fort St. John, including a hands-on demonstration of the flying discs and targets.Doing most of the speaking on behalf of the group, Dr. Clint Warkentin outlined the many positive benefits of installing even a temporary disc golf course in either Kin Park or Toboggan Hill Park adjacent to North Peace Secondary. According to Warkentin, Fort St. John is the only city in the Peace Region lacking a disc golf facility, as Grande Prairie, Dawson Creek, and Fort Nelson have either approved or constructed at least one course.- Advertisement -Warkentin says the benfits of the courses include: the sport being playable by all age groups, a low financial entry barrier to participate due to the discs costing as little as $15, increasing foot traffic within the parks that would reduce litter and decrease the potential for undesired activity within parks, and taking up a much more compact footprint than a traditional golf course while allowing for general use of the park area concurrent with the disc golf course.Most members of council seemed in favour of the idea, including Mayor Lori Ackerman and councillors Byron Stewart and Larry Evans. Mayor Ackerman says that the city already has a report on the sport due to be looked at during the next council meeting on June 27th. Members of council examine golf discs during a presentation by local disc golf enthusiasts on Monday, June 13th. Photo by Chris Newton Members of council examine golf discs during a presentation by local disc golf enthusiasts on Monday, June 13th. Photo by Chris Newton A delegation of local disc golf enthusiasts giving a presentation to council on Monday, June 13th. Photo by Chris Newton A delegation of local disc golf enthusiasts giving a presentation to council on Monday, June 13th. Photo by Chris Newton A delegation of local disc golf enthusiasts giving a presentation, including a target, to council on Monday, June 13th. Photo by Chris Newton A delegation of local disc golf enthusiasts giving a presentation, including a target, to council on Monday, June 13th. Photo by Chris Newtonlast_img read more

Warrant issued for suspect in Looney Toons assault

first_imgFort St. John Provincial Court has issued a warrant for the arrest of Jonathan Rae Honeywell after an assault Thursday. The assault occurred in the parking lot of the Looney Toons Nightclub shortly after 2am on Thursday August 5th. Three males were assaulted by a male who has been identified as 24 year-old, Jonathan Rae Honeywell.One male suffered serious injuries in the attack and has been transferred to Vancouver General Hospital to received treatment for head injuries. The male victim is in stable condition and is expected to survive his injuries.The two other victims were treated for minor injuries at the Fort St. John Hospital and have been released.- Advertisement -The warrant issued for Honeywell was for three counts of Assault, including one aggravated assault.The RCMP have not provided a description of the suspect, but are asking for the public’s assistance in locating him. If located, do not approach him but call the Fort St. John RCMP at 250-787-8140.You can remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit a tip online at Advertisementlast_img read more

After-school programs receive support

first_imgThe pattern can affect students’ academic performance or lend to the increasing obesity epidemic among children, Alvarez said. Santa Fe Springs currently offers extracurricular programs out of its Teen Center, Child Care Center and at several local parks. The city does not offer after-school activities at every school, but “it’s absolutely important to give kids something to do after school,” said Beth Raff, attendance clerk at Lake Center Middle School. Lake Center hosts athletic leagues for students throughout the academic year, she said. Community Services officials said the next step in the survey process is to review their findings and develop programs based on residents’ feedback. While Santa Fe Springs may not be able to serve each of its 5,000 youth, “the goal here is to ensure safe places for youth to be, a place to create and imagine and a place to support the overall health and fitness of the child,” Alvarez added. (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3024160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SANTA FE SPRINGS – A “diagnostic test” on the city’s after-school and childcare programs shows that recreational and academic activities are in demand in Santa Fe Springs, officials recently announced. The preliminary findings are part of a community-wide survey distributed throughout the city last month. Community Services representatives spearheaded the public assessment to evaluate its youth programs and determine what extracurricular activities, if any, residents would like to see in Santa Fe Springs. “We wanted to make sure that we weren’t leaving anybody behind,” said director of Community Services Ana Alvarez, who reported on the survey at Thursday’s City Council meeting. An estimated 500 surveys were mailed to households throughout the city last month, according to Alvarez. This week’s presentation was based on the 150 questionnaires returned to date; the final report is slated for the June 22 council meeting. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Council members have already approved $39,000 toward the implementation of community-tailored programs that will based on the survey results, said Mayor Louie Gonzalez. Youth and after-school programs are an ongoing interest in Santa Fe Springs, said Gonzalez. According to experts, the number of children who come home to an empty house or non-social activity is rising across the United States. The Afterschool Alliance, an after-school program advocacy group, reported last year that 22 percent of California children in working families were unsupervised after school. Only 14 percent of those students are enrolled in some sort of after-school program, the Washington D.C. group said. last_img read more

Eight football transfers nobody saw coming

first_img Man United ‘miss out’ on Minamino, West Ham scout Flamengo strikers, Auba wants out Arsenal ace heading for January exit as German club ready bid for midfielder 9 Real Madrid ‘offer’ Isco to Chelsea in bid to ‘make room’ for Tottenham star Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Man City sign Robinho from Real Madrid – On the final day of the summer transfer window in 2008, the Blues were bought by mega wealthy Sheikh Mansour’s Abu Dhabi United group and subsequently shocked the Premier League by signing Robinho, who was close to a switch to Chelsea. “I just laughed, really, because it was all out for Berbatov and then they seemed to be bidding for everybody,” City player Richard Dunne said, in reference to City trying to hijack the Red Devils’ deadline day deal for Berbatov, before attention was turned to Robinho. It was clearly a sign of things to come. IN DEMAND REAL DEAL LIVING THE DREAM You’ll struggle to find fans who could have seen Rob Green joining Chelsea.A very good goalkeeper with vast experience, but at 38, not one for the future.Having spent last season as Huddersfield’s back-up goalie, Green was thinking about his future.“It has been a whirlwind 24 hours. You are thinking about your career and where you want to go and then you get a phone call like this, and it is a short conversation,” he told“It has been a pretty dramatic time for me and I can’t wait to get started. I am absolutely delighted and it is a thrill and an honour to be here.”Some transfers just appear to come from nowhere and looks at a few deals from recent years none of us saw coming. Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father three-way race RANKED Transfer news Euro expert explains why Liverpool should be so excited about Minamino 9 9 Arsenal sign Mikel Arteta from Everton at the last moment on deadline day – Arsenal completed the deal for Arteta with little over an hour to go before the transfer window closed in 2011. Everton had earlier rejected a bid for the 29-year-old, but then the player requested to leave and an offer was reluctantly accepted. It certainly didn’t seem like the usual ‘Arsenal transfer.’ Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland 9 Juventus sign Arsenal hero Nicklas Bendtner – The Dane would have told you he belonged at the club, but the fact Juventus decided not to make his 2011 loan permanent tells you the Italian giants didn’t quite agree. Bendtner didn’t score in his 10 appearances, but the fact Juventus even enquiring about his availability in the first place was pretty mind blowing. Arsenal didn’t want him, and prior to his stint in Italy, Bendtner was on loan at Sunderland. ‘perfect fit” 9 9 Anthony Martial from Monaco in 2015 – He was relatively unknown in the UK when Man United paid Monaco £36m for Martial in 2015. The club wanted more firepower up front, but it was a lot of money for someone who was still only 19 and even his team-mates had to ask about him. “To be honest on the plane, Wayne Rooney came to speak to me and asked me who Martial was,” Morgan Schneiderlin revealed at the time. He made a memorable first impression, though, by scoring on his debut against Liverpool and living up to the hype that had seen him compared to Thierry Henry. Signing imminent? Man United target ‘on flight’ to England for talks with club fear Carroll explains why he wanted to fail Liverpool medical before £35m move 9 heading off on his way 9 Arsenal pinch Sol Campbell from Tottenham – It looked like Campbell was going abroad when his contract expired in 2001. Nobody thought he’d nip down the round and join Arsenal. Campbell was loved at Spurs, but the club in the 90s was very different to the one today and it was widely expected he would leave for greater things eventually. He was in talks with Inter at one point and was pretty close to joining, but wasn’t too impressed by their training facilities and decided to remain in the Premier League and join bitter rivals Arsenal. The feeling at White Hart Lane was one of heartache, anger and shock. He later said he would have gone to AC Milan if they had shown interest. Liverpool re-sign Robbie Fowler – This took everyone by surprise in 2006. It was, to Liverpool fans, the return of ‘God’ after more than four years away. He had scored 154 goals in 330 appearances between 1993 and 2001, but left without saying a proper goodbye when deemed surplus to requirements by former boss Gerard Houllier. So when the club needed a striker in January 2006 and Houllier’s successor, Rafa Benitez decided to bring back Fowler, it was a dream come true for both the player and the Kop. Though past his best, Fowler performed admirably and in his second spell he scored 12 goals in 39 games (most as a sub) and helped the Reds to the Champions League final in 2007. Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing GOSSIP Liverpool sign Alex Manninger – Manninger was a member of Arsenal’s double-winning side in 1998, but when he arrived at Anfield 18 years later it came as a surprise to those fans who remembered his previous spell in the Premier League, not least because most thought he was probably retired. Prior to his move, Manninger had been playing for German club Augsburg. This followed spells in Italy and Spain where he played for Siena, Juventus and Espanyol. He did eventually retire at the end of the 2016/17 season. 9 Liverpool take Steven Caulker on loan – Even Caulker, who was on loan at Southampton from QPR, was surprised by the move. “It came as a bit of a shock as I’d had a bit of a frustrating time at Southampton and not had any game time,” he told the Liverpool Echo, explaining he couldn’t turn the move down. The defender joined in the 2016 January transfer window as cover, but played just four games with the deal being cut short when he entered rehab following a string of off field problems. In an interview with the Guardian in June 2017, Caulker revealed he has battled with depression for most of his career.last_img read more

Will this much-changed Chelsea team face BATE Borisov in the Europa League?

first_imgChelsea know a victory against BATE Borisov in Belarus will seal their progression to the knockout phase of the Europa League – live on talkSPORT 2.The Blues stars who have travelled are under no illusions about the clash though and despite a 4-0 win against them two weeks ago, they’re using Liverpool’s loss to Red Star Belgrade as evidence they could be upset. Is this the Chelsea team to face BATE Borisov in the Europa League? Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek was the star of the match between the two sides at Stamford Bridge. Guardiola-inspired tactics: Is this how Arsenal will line up under Arteta? Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City TOP WORK Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion latest Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury revealed SORRY Most Popular Premier League Stories huge blow whoops How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings changes predicted Manager Maurizio Sarri has, despite the warning, left first-team stars Alvaro Morata, David Luiz, Antonio Rudiger and Marcos Alonso at home.N’Golo Kante does now feature in the squad after Cesc Fabregas pulled out late on due to a fever but is likely to be a feature on the bench rather than start.Eden Hazard will also be playing some part in the match but it’s undecided whether this will be as a substitute or from the start.So who do predicted will play from the off in Belarus? Find out below… tense The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 2 Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? 2 gameday cracker Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT last_img read more