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Photo Gallery: Little Silver Day Shines On

first_imgPhotos by Lynn Ward | Story by Peri Rohl |After two years, Little Silver Day returned to town. Although threatening skies forced organizers to move the event to Sunday, June 24 from its originally scheduled June 23, it was a fun-filled day of games, activities, music, food and fireworks for more than 3,000 residents by volunteers of the Little Silver Charitable Foundation. Highlights were a pie eating contest, dunk tank, free balloons, an obstacle course and music by Tim McCloone and The Shirleys.This article and some of these photos were first published in the June 28-July 5, 2018 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more

Mallard’s Team of the Week — Kootenay Community Bat Project Team

first_imgStaff at Mallard’s Source for Sports want to salute Craig’s crews of Kootenay-wide teachers with Team of the Week honours.The contingent, that can be found by calling 250-352-2260, includes, back row, L-R, Lee-Anne Walker (Fernie), Monica Nissen (Nelson), Gillian Saunders (Kaslo) and Gillian Cooper (Creston).Front, Genna Lazier (Nelson), Patty Kolesnichenko (Kimberley), Jessica Thomson (Rossland), Wendy Pope (Golden) and Jennifer Vogel (Rossland).See related story:http://thenelsondaily.com/megaphone-blast/bats-arent-scary-they-need-all-help-they-can-get#.UHcMdxiaGHk Bats aren’t really scary says Juliet Craig is a Registered Professional Biologist with Silverwing Ecological Consulting.Which is why Craig and Company are heading out to educate the public on the pros of bats and their role in ecosystems.last_img read more

Lottery Ticket to make winning debut

first_img (1) BALLON D’OR/SHINE (2) MAMETA/SONG ON TRACK (3) CAMOUFLAGE/BATIDOR DE MUNDO (4) LOTTERY TICKET (5) RUNAWAY GIRL/LIKE A LADY (6) FORCE DE JOUR/BIG GEORGE FANCIES The exotic bets start anew on tomorrow’s 11-race Caymanas Park programme after punters cashed in over the Easter weekend. Both Super-6s offer the guaranteed minimum of $750,000, the first commencing from race one through to race six, and the twilight six embracing race six to 11. We look at the first Super-6, which gets under way with a 4-y-o and up restricted stakes over 1700 metres to be contested by six starters, including the likely favourite BALLON D’OR, to be ridden by top apprentice Linton Steadman for top-line trainer Anthony Nunes. The former record-priced yearling at the 2013 TOBA yearling sale has finished second in his two recent races, failing by 1-1/2 to beat MIND SET over 1400 metres, a performance that gives him the edge over SHINE (running well) over what is a more ideal trip for him. The improving filly MAMETA, with Orlando Foster aboard, holds the key to the second race for maiden four-year-olds over 1100 metres following her good second to CHEXIMAKIT in the Al Gopie Memorial Cup over the straight last Saturday. MAMETA, a lightly raced 4-y-o filly by Storm Craft from the stables of Patrick Lynch, looked improved when running with Lasix for the first time six days ago and now pointed in the right direction, should lead home SONG ON TRACK and IAMALLABOUTTHEBEST in a field of nine. Six horses from the $250,000 $210,0000 claiming spread will contest the third race over 1500 metres. Down in class 4-y-o colt CAMOUFLAGE, with only 52.0kg for the services of 3.0kg claiming apprentice Bebeto Harvey, should have the measure of the consistent BATIDOR DE MUNDO with Jevanne Erwin aboard. These two look a cut above the others and it should be close between them. A field of 10 maiden three-year-olds is slated for the fourth race over 1100 metres, from which the well-forward debutante LOTTERY TICKET (Omar Walker up) is tipped to open her account right away. Trained by 15-time champion Wayne DaCosta, this 3-y-o bay filly by Seeking The Glory out of Just A Flutter has looked sharp at exercise, catching the eye on March 12 when galloping 1100 metres in a brisk 1:08.0 by 1:01.4. Only last Saturday, she looked easy in a 1000 metres gallop in 1:02.0, and with her preparation complete, should lead home fellow debutante AUNTIE RHONDA (Shane Ellis up) and FLYING MACHINE. The last two races in the first Super-6 should be won by another DaCosta-trained first-time runner RUNAWAY GAL, (working well) with Walker aboard, and recent winner FORCE DE JOUR under the improving apprentice Javaneil Patterson in the sixth race over the straight for high claimers. Their respective dangers are LIKE A LADY and BIG GEORGE.center_img FIRST SUPER-6last_img read more

San Miguel clobbers Ginebra, nears return trip to PBA PH Cup Finals

first_imgIn Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery The Beermen tore the Gin Kings to shreds as they jumped to a commanding 58-39 advantage late in the first half before continuing the onslaught and establishing a 29-point lead, 84-55, with a Von Pessumal triple with 1:49 left in the third quarter.San Miguel can finish off the best-of-seven series with another victory in Game 5 on Saturday at Cuneta Astrodome.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkIt was just a crisp display of basketball from San Miguel, which gifted its coach Leo Austria a win after celebrating his 60th birthday on Wednesday, as it shot 51-percent from the field and dished out 29 assists.Marcio Lassiter waxed hot from downtown, going 5-of-10 from three to lead the Beermen with 23 points, six assists, and four rebounds. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Vengeful San Miguel got back at Ginebra with a 102-81 Game 4 thumping to move a win away from once again advancing to the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup Finals Thursday at Mall of Asia Arena.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina MOST READ LATEST STORIES Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Scores:SAN MIGUEL 102 — Lassiter 23, Cabagnot 19, Santos 16, Fajardo 14, Ganuelas-Rosser 12, Ross 11, Espinas 4, Pessumal 3, Agovida 0, De Ocampo 0, Heruela 0, Lanete 0, Vigil 0.GINEBRA 81 — J. Aguilar 31, Tenorio 20, Cruz 9, Mercado 5, Caguioa 3, Caperal 3, Ferrer 3, Devance 2, Manuel 2, Mariano 2, Thompson 1, R. Aguilar 0.Quarters: 32-22, 58-41, 84-58, 102-81.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil 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 Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Jaworski, Fernandez show up for San Miguel-Ginebra Game 4 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Alex Cabagnot had his best showing in the series with 19 markers, eight dimes and three boards, while Arwind Santos contributed 16 points, nine rebounds, and two steals.June Mar Fajardo was solid anew with 14 markers and 13 rebounds, Matt Ganuelas-Rosser also had 12 points, nine assists, and six boards, and Chris Ross bucked a thigh injury and went 4-of-4 from the field for 11 markers.“Only one thing that I can say in this game is that energy is the big factor,” said the veteran bench tactician. “We were able to negate whatever they want because of the energy, and we’re able to run our game plan by getting some of their big men into foul trouble.”Japeth Aguilar poured 31 points, 13 rebounds, and four steals, while LA Tenorio got 20 markers and three dimes for Ginebra, which is starting at a 1-3 series deficit.The San Miguel defense managed to contained the other Gin Kings with Joe Devance held to two points and five assists and Scottie Thomspon  to just one point and four assists.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Neymar back in France to continue recovery from injury

first_imgLATEST STORIES Froome crashes in training ahead of Giro d’Italia start Neymar, who has started walking without clutches once again only recently, was injured playing against Marseille on Feb. 25. In his first season with PSG, he scored 19 league goals in 20 games after joining from Barcelona for a world-record fee of 222 million euros ($260 million).Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ View comments Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident 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 Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feastcenter_img MOST READ Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ The Paris Saint-Germain striker had been recovering in Brazil after having surgery in March on a cracked fifth metatarsal in his right foot. He is hoping to be ready for the World Cup in Russia and it’s unlikely he will play again with PSG before the end of the season.PSG’s next league game is due to be played on Friday night at Amiens. The French champions then take on third-division side Les Herbiers in the French Cup final at the Stade de France next week. They have two more league matches, at home against Rennes on May 12 and away at Caen on the 19th.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownPSG sealed the league title last month with five games to spare but has delayed celebrations until the Rennes match at the Parc des Princes, making sure Neymar could attend the party in front of home fans.Neymar said last month he would have his last post-surgery medical exam on May 17, adding that he could be available for Brazil’s training sessions that start May 21 near Rio de Janeiro. Brazil’s first game is on June 17 against Switzerland. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames (FILES) In this file photo taken on January 27, 2018 Paris Saint-Germain’s Brazilian forward Neymar reacts during the French L1 football match between Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and Montpellier (MHSC) at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris. / AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFEPARIS— Two months after undergoing surgery on a fractured foot, Neymar has arrived back in France to continue his rehabilitation.After landing at the small airport of Le Bourget at about noon Friday, the Brazil star went to his home on the outskirts of Paris.ADVERTISEMENT P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMClast_img read more

Tigers, Falcons break through; Blazers remain perfect

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding MOST READ University of Santo Tomas went all out in the third quarter to rip Jose Rizal University, 98-88, in the Chooks-to-Go Filoil Flying V Preseason Cup Tuesday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Renzo Subido spearheaded the Growling Tigers in their breakthrough win, finishing with 24 points built on 5-of-9 shooting from three-point range as Santo Tomas improved to 1-2 while dealing the Heavy Bombers a fourth straight defeat.ADVERTISEMENT Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’center_img LATEST STORIES 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 View comments With less-than-ideal preparations, Ceres-Negros looks to finish off Yangon United Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film It was a rare win for UST in the Aldin Ayo era, with the outspoken coach admitting later on that there’s still a long way to go as far as whipping the Tigers into UAAP Final Four force is concerned.“We came from ‘Ground Zero,’” Ayo said, referring to the team he inherited from the dismissed Boy Sablan. “This is only our second win in all competitions and tune-up matches.”Adamson got its act together late to slip past Letran, 83-80, for its first win as Sean Manganti poured in 20 points.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownCollege of St. Benilde remained unbeaten after pounding out an 80-73 decision of Far Eastern later in the day for a 3-0 record. Justin Gutang led CSB with 27 points, with Clement Leutcheu shooting 13 and Edward Dixon finishing with 12. Arvin Tolentino had 16 for FEU. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape triallast_img read more

Opposition demands probe into sale of GuySuCo assets

first_imgAs pressure mounts for a full-fledged investigation into the sale of assets of the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo), Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo is also demanding that a probe be conducted.The Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo)He posited that, now, even the managers at GuySuCo are calling on President David Granger to investigate the National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL) and the divestment of assets, but the President opts to remain silent on the matter.“So, guess what Winston Jordan (Finance Minister) has to say? He said investors are walking away from GuySuCo, they don’t want to buy the estates now. Nobody wants to come and invest with this Government; that’s the reality. Nobody wants to invest, they have no confidence in them,” Jagdeo said.The Opposition Leader stated that the Government, specifically the Finance Minister, has repeatedly declared that several potential investors were positive about doing business with the Government in relation to the privatisation of the sugar industry, but now the minister is singing a different tune.“Which investor will want to come, when every day they hear in the news that you are stripping the assets of even the companies you are privatising, the estates you are privatizing? Pricewaterhouse(Coopers) did a register and the register must have been sent to all of the investors, and the investors are hearing, what will they buy into, pay for, these things are not going to be there. These guys are selling out the things…so he (Jordan) now says that all 4 estates are now scrap metal.”According to Jagdeo, the Finance Minister should be cautious as to how he continues to operate in the daily operation of the ministry and agencies that fall under his purview, since he will be held accountable once the PPP regains power and returns to Government.In light of recent reports that NICIL sold and may have undervalued two transmission towers belonging to the GuySuCo, Transparency International GuyanaIncorporated (TIGI) has also been calling for answers.TIGI President, Dr Troy Thomas, recently noted that NICIL’s Special Purpose Unit (SPU), which was created to oversee the divestment of GuySuCo’s assets after the industry was downsized to only three estates, must provide answers on the sale, which sources at GuySuCo allege netted a sub-par price of just $2.1 million.“They must answer questions about how that (transaction) was done, and whether the laws were followed. And if the laws were not followed, then that would come under SARA (State Assets Recovery Agency) at this point, although there can be other agencies. But we definitely need to make sure that things were done properly; and if they were not done properly, then those responsible must be held accountable,” he posited.In fact, Dr Thomas reminded that when Government assets are being disposed of, there should be open tendering to ensure the state receives the best price for its property. He noted that assets could easily be undervalued, and the state would lose money when procurement laws are not followed.Officials from GuySuCo were recently quoted in sections of the media as questioning the sale by NICIL of two GuySuCo transmission towers to Bobby Vieira’s Multicultural Communications Inc for a mere $2.1 million. One of the towers, reports suggest, has since been leased to another company.Another concern was that the assets were not even vested to NICIL.Earlier this month, GuySuCo blasted NICIL for the current troubles with the divestment process, saying that the Unit has left it in the dark about the sale of its own assets.In a strongly-worded statement, in which it accused the SPU of unprofessionalism, GuySuCo criticised NICIL’s approach to the divestment. According to GuySuCo, NICIL has been slothful; and because of this, has not executed any major investments with the process approaching its second year.In addition, GuySuCo slammed NICIL for the current arrangement that sees it pocketing proceeds from the assets it did divest. GuySuCo claimed that it should be the other way around, so that the Corporation could fund its own strategic plan.last_img read more

Biodiesel Plant coming to Dawson Creek

first_imgThe agricultural community of Dawson Creek and area will see new opportunities in the agricultural industry thanks to a $2 million investment in a liquid biofuels project.Peace Biofuels Ltd. (PBL) of Dawson Creek, has been approved for provincial funding of $2 million on a proposed $60 million project to construct a 40 million litre canola biodiesel plant in Dawson Creek, producing canola oil from an extraction plant integrated with the biodiesel plant. The project will create 200 jobs during construction and will employ more than 100 workers when in full operation.  – Advertisement –last_img read more

New commenting system launched on Energeticcity.ca

first_imgA new commenting system has been launched on Energeticcity.ca’s local news and sports stories.The new system enables you to login and post comments on stories with your Facebook or Twitter account, and have your responses automatically posted to on your social network. Also, you’ll also notice new buttons at the bottom of each story that enable you to share Energeticcity.ca stories you’re interested in with one click to Facebook or Twitter. – Advertisement -This is just the first of many exciting new features we’re launching across Energeticcity.ca in the coming weeks. Stay tuned!last_img read more

Heritage Games open on September 21 at Everest

first_imgIndigenous Heritage month 2018 was officially launched under the theme “Proud of our Indigenous identity – celebrating in unity,” and one of the key items on the calendar of events is the highly anticipated Indigenous Heritage games.Archery at Heritage Games is growing and is now an integral part of the gamesThe month long activities in recognition of the indigenous people of Guyana will reach its peak when the annual games commence on September 21 at the Everest Cricket Cricket ground on Carifesta Avenue, Georgetown.The event has now grown to three days and will end on Sunday September 23 with the traditional male football final under floodlights. Over the three days, more than 500 athletes from the various regions of Guyana will converge in the nation’s capital, Georgetown to compete in archery, football, volleyball and cricket for bragging rights, trophies and cash prizes.In 2017, Port Kaituma of Region One took the male football title while Parima of Region Seven ran away with the top prize in the female football championships. On the cricket pitch, Mahdia of Region Eight were declared champions and Pakuri of Region Four won the title in the female category.On the volleyball court, Moruca of Region One made a clean sweep of both categories after some impressive performances.In addition to the highly competitive events, athletes and spectators will have the opportunity of some fun with the novelty games throughout the three days. Some of the side attraction events are; fire wood bursting, fire lighting, lime and spoon, ‘gam,’ hot tuma pot eating, Piwari drinking, turtle tug-o-war and wrestling.last_img read more