Youth pilot-project coming to the Kids Arena

first_imgFort St. John youth will now have a safe place to hang out, now that the City is planning a drop-in pilot project.Volunteers will be organizing nightly events at the Kids Arena, varying from sporting competitions to video game nights.Recreation Programmer Stephanie Peters says it gives youth, ages 10-16, somewhere to go at night.- Advertisement -[asset|aid=1668|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=ea81bd824333c5c98ae42e6ce49a177a-Stephanie Peters 1_1_Pub.mp3] However, Peters says organizers are looking for any kinds of donations, ranging from basketball nets to furniture. Volunteers are also being recruited to help co-ordinate the drop-in. Peters says there is a great need in the community for youth-driven projects and events, especially after school. Advertisement To donate or volunteer, call Stephanie Peters at 250-787-5780 [asset|aid=1669|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=ea81bd824333c5c98ae42e6ce49a177a-Stephanie Peters 2_2_Pub.mp3]The ten-week pilot project begins on August 21st, and Peters says the City will advertise through local media and Schools. Though the hours could change, right now they are set for Wednesday and Thursdays, 6:30pm to 9:30pm, and Friday and Saturday, 7pm – 11pm.If the project is successful, Peters says the City will try to find a more permanent location for the drop-in.Advertisementlast_img read more

Harambee Stars wine and dine in ‘hustler’s mansion’

first_img0Shares0000Deputy President William Ruto addresses Harambee Stars players and FKF officials during a breakfast meeting at his official residence in Karen on December 19, 2017. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 19- “For those of you who read the newspaper, you have heard that this place is called ‘the hustler’s mansion’. You are very much welcome here, tukule breakfast kidogo halafu bas.” Those were the welcoming words of Deputy President William Ruto when he welcomes national football team Harambee Stars to his official residence in the outskirts of Nairobi town Tuesday morning. The country’s second in command has seemingly found some love with the Harambee Stars, inviting them over for breakfast at his residence just less than two days after watching them lift the CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup in a nervy penalty shoot-out on Sunday.Harambee Stars players and the Deputy President braved the early morning chill. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluDespite the chilly morning weather, the atmosphere in the reception area was warm, and became warmer when the Deputy called up captain Musa Mohammed, fist-bumping him before handing over the Sh5mn promise in cash.“Tukiwa Machakos niliwaambia ntawapatia barua kidogo, nilimwambia Yule captain. Sindio boss? (When we were in Machakos I told you I would give you something small. Isn’t it so, Captain?). I congratulate you, I congratulate our keeper Matasi (Patrick) he did us proud,” the Deputy President said.The players were elated with the meeting and more so being appreciated in kind by the country’s top leadership.Harambee Stars captain Musa Mohammed made a request to teh Deputy President that Harambee Stars gets a bus. PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu“For a long time, players were not being appreciated and this is really something great for us. We are very happy and this is a challenge for us to keep working hard. The support is very important and now, the focus is on AFCON,” skipper Mohammed said.When he stood up to speak, Mohammed made a request that the government avails a team bus and with no hesitation, the DP promised that in two weeks it will be sourced.FKF boss Nick Mwendwa however said the bus will be sourced from Germany and it should be in the country in two months time.The high table during Deputy President William Ruto’s breakfast meeting with Harambee Stars. PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu“It will be a comfortable bus with all necessary gadgets and facilities and finally our players will now be treated with a bit more dignity,” Mwendwa said.Ruto also narrated how the government was almost giving up on football, but says the re-birth of the game which started with the CECAFA win will spur them into more support, including sourcing for sponsors.Tuko Pamoja! Deputy President William Ruto promised to accompany the team if they qualify for the 2019 African Cup of Nations in Cameroon. PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu“We were almost giving up with this football but now things are looking up. So tafadhali msitulet down. This time round we must go to Cameroon. If you qualify, I will come along,” the DP said.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Gor Mahia face nine games in three weeks

first_img“We are going to be stretched, but I have confidence in the squad,” said Gor Mahia’s English coach Dylan Kerr.“We must need to stay injury free, remain focused and must be very careful. I know with luck and good recovery, the results will be positive.”Gor are expected to play one league match every three days, and need only five points from their seven remaining games to win the title for the 17th time.They are also heading the Confederation Cup group D table, and require only two points from the two matches to clinch a historic quarter-final place in the second-tier African tournament.Gor host Rayon Sport at the Kasarani Stadium on August 19 before winding up against USM Alger in Algeria a week later.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Kenya’s Gor Mahia FC’s Humphrey Ochieng, pictured 18 July, 2018, controls the ball during a match for the (CAF) Confederation of African Football Cup, as his team looks to defend their league title © AFP/File / TONY KARUMBANAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 3 – Kenyan champions Gor Mahia are scheduled to play nine matches in the next three weeks as they look to defend their league title and reach the CAF Confederation Cup knockout phase.Unbeaten in the Kenyan top flight, Gor have to play seven league matches and two Confederation Cup ties against Rwanda’s Rayon Sport and USM Alger of Algeria.last_img read more

Sampdoria star rubbishes Manchester United transfer rumour

first_img1 Sergio Romero Sampdoria goalkeeper Sergio Romero has denied refusing a transfer to Manchester United in the summer transfer window.The 27-year-old Argentina No.1 claimed United did not contact him or his club about the possibility of a transfer during their summer overhaul at Old Trafford.“There were many lies, like the one I refused a transfer to Manchester United, which would have been a crazy thing to do,” the former Monaco stopper told Argentinean radio station Nacional.“I am happy here and I will continue to prove that I want to play and not settle for a place on the bench.”However, Romero, who has 54 caps for his country but has not played for the Serie A side this season, did not rule a move from the club in January, saying: “It remains a possibility”.last_img read more

Lens solution maker denies link to eye-infection surge

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event“There’s been theories all the way from, `Has the tsunami … hurricanes and the effect of environmental factors created mold levels that are unprecedented?”‘ Zarrella said. “Right now, we’re trying to deal with the close-in factors of ensuring we don’t have a formula problem or a contamination problem in our manufacturing facilities. And nothing indicates that we do.” Fusarium is commonly found in plant material and soil in tropical and subtropical regions. Without eye-drop treatment, which can last two months to three months, the infection can scar the cornea and blind its victims. Symptoms can include blurry vision, pain or redness, excessive discharge and increased sensitivity to light. ROCHESTER, N.Y – Bausch & Lomb Inc. scrambled to reassure investors Wednesday as federal health officials try to unravel the mystery of whether its newest contact lens solution is to blame for a flurry of potentially severe eye infections. The source of an apparent spike in Fusarium keratitis infections linked to the ReNu with MoistureLoc contact-lens solution remains unknown, and it could be weeks before an explanation is found, its chief executive, Ron Zarrella, said Wednesday. The eye-care products maker halted U.S. shipments of the cleaning solution Monday while the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention investigates 109 reports of infection in patients in 17 states dating to June 2005. The company had already cut off shipments from its Greenville, S.C., plant to the Far East in February after dozens of reported infections surfaced in Singapore, Hong Kong and Malaysia. Company and government scientists have looked at more than 100 possible factors, from chemical ingredients, batch tanks and production lines to packaging and shipping procedures, and “through all of that analysis, we haven’t found a correlation with anything,” Zarrella told analysts during a conference call. last_img

INISHOWEN FOOTBALL: CLONMANY BOW OUT OF FAI JUNIOR CUP

first_imgFAI JUNIOR CUPClonmany Shamrocks 2-3 Collinstown FC(Dublin)In windy conditions but on an excellent surface Clonmanys FAI adventure came to an end when they conceded the winner almost five minutes into stoppage time. There was a major moment of controversy too when referee Tom McAree have Clonmanys Steve Harkin his second yellow card for returning to the pitch after injury without permission which seemed extremely harsh.Collinstown started the game well and Clonmany struggled with their pace at times in the opening half.They opened the scoring in the second minute when full back Kenneth Flood played a ball into the channel for Anto McCormack who turned inside his man and fired low past Patrick Harkin from fifteen yards.Kenneth O Connor then broke for the visitos on the left and sw his effort well saved by Harkin before in another break O Connor was dragged down by Mark McLaughlin who collected the first yellow card of the game. Clonmany’s first attack came on 18 minutes after Paul McLaughlin’s cross was cleared to Michael Grant but his effort was deflected wide off a defender.At the other end McCormack fired a twenty five yards free narrowly wide before Mark McLaughlin played a one two with Harkin but his cross was also deflected behind for a corner.The visitors made it two nil on 28 minutes when Ameola Samesi raced onto a long ball and pulled it back from the byeline for McCormack to clinically fire to the top corner from twelve yards.Clonmany had a good spell then with Joe Grant releasing Marty Doherty on the left but keeper David Goodall advanced to smother before Steve harkin evaded two tackles and when his cross fell to Jason Devlin he blazed over the top from ten yards in their best chance.Harkin collected his first yellow for a handball on 53 minutes before the home side reduced the deficit minutes later.Paul Mclaughlin’s well flighted corner found Harkin who powered a header to the bottom corner from ten yards.Collinstown replied with Eoin Leddy releasing substitute Gareth Boyle who outstripped the home defence but fired weakly at Harkin before the keeper saved well to deny David Matthews.At the other end substitute Brendan Devlin controlled a long but was crowded out and the chance was lost. McCormack almost got his hat trick on 80 minutes when his well struck free crashed back off the post before Clonmany levelled. Jason Devlin fed Brendan Devlin to relewase another substitute Jason Doherty to race into the area on the left and he drew the keeper before sliding the ball home.Then came Harkin’s very harsh red card and to rub salt into the wounds deep into injury time McCormack saw his free kick deflected into the path of Damien Cuffe who slotted home from five yards.INISHOWEN FOOTBALL: CLONMANY BOW OUT OF FAI JUNIOR CUP was last modified: January 20th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:INISHOWEN FOOTBALL: CLONMANY BOW OUT OF FAI JUNIOR CUPlast_img read more

Grant of €253,000 awarded to Donegal Sports Partnership

first_imgMinister of State for Tourism and Sport, Brendan Griffin, has announced an investment package of over €6.07m from Sport Ireland to support the national network of Local Sports Partnerships (LSPs) which includes €252,993 for Donegal Sports Partnership (DSP).DSP Coordinator Myles Sweeney welcomed today’s announcement and the support of Sport Ireland for the 2018 allocation which will support the core programmes and services of the Sports Partnership.Myles said: “The increase in the core funding for 2018 is a recognition of the positive impact of DSP in coordinating, supporting and facilitating participation sport and education and training initiatives in Co Donegal.” A total of €6,074,333 will be allocated to support the core work of the 29 LSPs; including the delivery of National Programmes, Education & Training initiatives, Strategic Development, Community Sports Development Officers, the Sports Inclusion Disability programme, Women in Sport Programmes and general participation programmes.Speaking at the announcement in Kildare today, Minister Griffin said: “The role of the Local Sports Partnerships in increasing participation, particularly among those sectors of society that are underrepresented in sport, cannot be overstated.“I want to commend the vital work they do which makes a substantial contribution to the health and welfare of individuals, communities and the nation. The significant Government investment announced today will allow the Sports Partnerships to continue to provide many sporting opportunities for people in local communities right across Ireland. ”The key aims of the LSPs are to increase levels of participation in sport especially amongst specific target groups such as older people, girls & women, people with disabilities, unemployed people, and those who live in identified disadvantaged communities. Chairman of Sport Ireland, Kieran Mulvey, said: “Sport Ireland has always placed a particular emphasis on ensuring sport is progressive and attracts participants from every corner of Ireland, from every age group and from all social backgrounds. One of the fundamental principles of the Local Sports Partnerships is to remove any barrier that prevents participation in sport and today’s investment will support the LSPs in the continued roll-out of programmes and initiatives which will get more people active on a regular basis.”Throughout 2017, 339,615 people participated in 936 participation programmes delivered locally by LSPs, with 18,000 participants taking part in the Operation Transformation 5k Fun Runs and Walks and 13,063 cyclists taking part in the Sport Ireland Cycle Series.2017 also saw 13,274 female participants taking part in 71 local Women in Sport programmes. This year €115,000 will be invested in LSPs through the Women in Sport Programme, which aims to raise the overall physical activity levels among women.Speaking at the, announcement John Treacy, Chief Executive of Sport Ireland, commented: “In 2017, Sport Ireland successfully secured €5m in Dormant Accounts Funding, with over €2.5m directly benefiting Local Sports Partnerships projects across Ireland.“Through this investment Sport Ireland will continue its work to increase participation across the country through a range of programmes and initiatives implemented by the Local Sports Partnerships. Sport Ireland warmly welcomes the support and contributions given to the Local Sports Partnership Network by statutory, community and voluntary groups right across the country.” Grant of €253,000 awarded to Donegal Sports Partnership was last modified: March 30th, 2018 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:brendan griffindonegal sport partnershipgrantMyles Sweeneylast_img read more

Festive cheer and goodwill at Letterkenny teacher’s charity CD launch – Picture special

first_imgOver 200 people were treated to a magical night of Christmas music on Friday when Letterkenny teacher Anne Nicholls and guests launched a charity CD.Music, stories and special moments were shared at the launch of Christmas Greetings from Letterkenny at Arena7 in Letterkenny.The CD features local musicians and pupils of Scoil Mhuire gan Smál, who worked together to create a unique Christmas gift in aid of St Colmcille’s Homeless Hostel. Sinéad Gibson, Anne Nicholls and Aisling Cheevers perform “Leitir Ceanainn” at the Christmas Greetings from Letterkenny CD launch on Friday at Arena7Bishop Alan Mc Guckian S.J. officially launched the CD and spoke of how delighted he was to see such a large turn out for the event. He commented on how great it was to see people come together and use their talents to help others. He said he has enjoyed listening to the CD in his car and has learned a lot about the history of Letterkenny from the song Leitir Ceanainn. He urged people to buy the CD, (or to buy two!) for the benefit of the Homeless Hostel.Bishop Alan Mc Guckian S.J. launches the CD “Christmas Greetings from Letterkenny” in aid of St Colmcille’s Homeless HostelCiarán & Mary Maquire who run St Colmcille’s Homeless Hostel at the launch of the CD in Arena 7.Mary Maguire, on behalf of the Colmcille’s Homeless Hostel, spoke of the growing number of people who need the services of the hostel. She told of how this week they were able to set someone up in their own home and help them buy everyday items that we all take for granted like a duvet. The charity are delighted to be receiving the funds raised by this CD.The musical performances of the night began with Anne Nicholls’ rendition of her own composition “Leitir Ceanainn” accompanied by Sinéad Gibson on low whistle and Aisling Cheevers on violin. In the background the video which illustrates the history of the town compiled by Kieran Kelly played. Then Mrs Millar’s fifth classes from Scoil Mhuire took to the stage to perform “Said the Night Wind”. Soloist Kyra Mc Bride sang the first verse and timed the echo to perfection as Aoife Mc Geehan, Cora Gordan, Cassie  Campbell and Ida Kingue sang verse two. The rest of the class joined in and gave a fantastic performance. The girls were accompanied by Miss Anna Farren on keyboard, Ms Sinéad Gibson on low whistle and Mrs Aisling Cheevers on violin. Miss Farren’s fifth class perform “Said the Night Wind” accompanied by Aisling Cheevers on Violin and Sinéad Breathnach on low whistleMiss Anna Farren’s fifth class then performed the Christmas classic “Oiche Chiúin” in four different languages. Anne began with verse 1 in Gaelic and then harmonised beautifully with Thea Leadley as she sang verse two in French.  Katie Bork, Antonina Cukras, Antonina Blasyzk, Julia Zebrowska and Natalia Wojcik sang verse three in Polish and the whole class joined for the last verse in English. The cuteness factor went into overload as Rionn Sibbald from Senior Infants sang the last line. The students were conducted by Ms Toni Harvey and accompanied by Miss Anna Farren.Anne Nicholls and the students from fifth class Scoil Mhuire gan Smál perform “Oíche Chiúin” at the launch.Ida Kingue, Cassie Campbell, Cora Gordan & Aoife Mc Geehan perform at the launchKatie Bork, Antonina Cukras, Antonina Blasyzk, Julia Zebrowska and Natalia Wojcik sing Silent Night in Polish at the launchNext up was a little girl with a big future in the world of Music & Drama. Sadbh Breathnach performed “Child in a Manger Born”. Her brother Cormac then lit up the room with his performance of ‘Don Oíche Úd I mBeithil’ on the Uilleann Pipes as he and his mum Sinéad accompanied Anne on this beautiful traditional carol. Anne was then joined on stage by her son Pádraig Dunne as they performed Pie Jesu. A few tears were shed in the audience as mother and son dueted on this beautiful song from the musical Requiem.Sadbh Breathnach performs “Child in a Manger Born”Anne Nicholls and her son Padraig Dunne perform Pie Jesu at the launchAnne was then accompanied on stage by Anna Farren on keyboard and Paul Gillespie on cello as she performed “In The Bleak Midwinter” and “The Christmas Song”. Emotions ran high in the room as Anne showed a video of herself and her late father Pat Nicholls performing “O Holy Night” in a Letterkenny Music & Drama Group’s  Christmas concert from 1998.Anna Farren, Anne Nicholls and Paul Gillespie at the launch of “Christmas Greetings from Letterkenny”You can support the St Colmcille’s Homeless Hostel this Christmas by picking up a copy of the CD “Christmas Greetings from Letterkenny” by Anne Nicholls and guests. CD is available online at www.ceolmusic.ie or from local stockists. Stockists include Mac’s Mace, Quiet Moment, Xperia, Magee’s Chemist, Amelia’s, O Hehir’s Bakery, Clarke’s newsagents, Blakes’s Bar, Gildea’s butchers, Station House Hotel, Oldtown Stores, Sonder, Moonshine, Mt Errigal Leisure centre, Linda Orr hairdressers, Brewery Bar, Arena 7 and Caisleain Oir (Annagry) See more photos from the launch night below:Meadhbh Nic Fhionnaile congratulates Anne on her CDAnne with Noel Foley and Tommy Sweeney at the launchRoisín Doyle and Eibhlín Curran enjoying Launch Night in ArenaTeresa O’ Malley, Noel and Carla Jordan at the launch of “Christmas Greetings from Letterkenny”Connor Dunne helps out the launch of his mum’s CD “Christmas Greetings from Letterkenny”Enda Dunne and his sister Fiona helping to sell CDs at the launchJim Nallen attends the launchMichelle and Philip Gillespie with their son Paul who plays the cello on the new CDBack Row Fidelma Mc Teague, Terese Mc Monagle, Bernie Cahill, Kate Mc Teague, Anne Marie Mailey, Ann Gallagher, Ger Mc Teague, Maureen Keogh, Brighdin CarrFront Row Margaret Rowland, Sinéad GibsonAisling Cheevers, Rosie Houston, Toni Harvey enjoying the launch of the CD “Christmas Greetings from LetterkennyMartin Gallen and Caitríona Breslin enjoy the launch of the CDPádraig Dunne, Dominic Ferry, Séan Harvey at the launch in Arena 7Festive cheer and goodwill at Letterkenny teacher’s charity CD launch – Picture special was last modified: November 18th, 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:anne nichollsArena7CD launchchristmas greeting from letterkennyScoil Mhuire gan Smállast_img read more

Di Matteo believes there is more to come from Chelsea stars

first_imgBoss Roberto Di Matteo insisted there is more to come from his summer signings following Chelsea’s Champions League victory against FC Nordsjaelland.The 4-0 scoreline flattered the Blues, who were under pressure for much of the second half in Copenhagen.But Di Matteo told Sky: “It’s a process that takes time. Players like Victor Moses, Eden Hazard and Oscar are still young and it takes time to integrate them.”He added: “We were a little bit slow in the first half and much better in the second half. The goals came at the end. It took a little bit of time.“We had chances in the first half and you expect to score those goals and close the game out, but all in all it’s a good scoreline. It’s three points and a clean sheet away from home so it’s a pleasing night.”More reaction to follow later.See also:Mata nets twice as Blues win in DenmarkFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more