Bombers win out to move up three places at B.C. High School AA Rugby Championships

first_imgA pair of late tourney victories powered the L.V. Rogers Bombers to a 13th place finish at the B.C. High School AA Boy’s Rugby Championships Saturday in Abbotsford.“At the start of the tournament I thought we’d probably do better but we won our last two games so I guess we’re happy with that,” said Bomber captain Connor Butler.Butler & Company managed to finish with a two-game win streak thanks to a 22-20 win over Southridge of White Rock in consolation round action.Colin Robinson, Quinn Cowie and Jeese Yanke each scored a try to lead LVR past the White Rock School.Kevin Lewis converted all three scores to round out the scoring for LVR.Butler said the difference between the first two games for LVR — losses to top-ranked Collingwood of West Vancouver and Kalamalka Lakers of Vernon — and the final two contests was the ability of the Bombers to bounce back after being scored on.“For us it was more mental than anything,” Butler explained. “We had to just rally together after we were scored on.”“We never get scored on when we play in the Kootenays so during the first two games it was tough for us after the other teams scored,” Butler added. “So in the third game when we got scored on we rallied together and found a way to get back in the game.”The strategic change allowed the Bombers rout Okanagan Mission of Kelowna 27-5 before outlasting Southridge.Cowie won the Commissioner’s XV as the Bombers most sportsmanlike player.LVR finished 16th in the 2010 [email protected]last_img read more

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Whitewater Ski Team Goes Big

first_imgFueling the nearly 200% enrollment increase is one of the snowiest winters in recent memory, with Whitewater Resort leading the North American pack in snowfall. Long-time ski team president Tracy Punchard is serving her last shift as fearless leader, with this season being a most fitting farewell for someone who has had such a large part to play in the club’s current upturn.“Being a part of the ski team is as much fun as skiing itself. The team’s success has been very rewarding,” said Tracy.This excitement was easy to see at last week’s Rio Tinto Nancy Greene Ski League race at Phoenix Mountain near Grand Forks.The sun broke through the clouds first thing in the morning, the mountain was covered in plenty of wind-buffed powder, and the down home feeling at Phoenix reminded everyone how valuable small family ski hills are—and how important it is to preserve them.As ribbons were presented and cheeseburgers were consumed, kids of varying ages continued to run up the mountain and throw snowballs. The League’s main intention to engender good sportsmanship and fun through skiing was never better witnessed.In the following weeks, Whitewater Ski Team will participate in zone races and speed camps at Kimberley Alpine Resort, and then get set to break hearts at Salmo’s Nancy Greene race on February 14. By Graham TraceyThe Whitewater ski team has made history this season with a record- breaking enrollment of 140 athletes, 7 of whom are on their way to the BC games after qualifiers at Red Mountain in mid January.“When you consider that only 20 athletes go to the games from the entire Kootenay Zone,’ said head coach Dylan Henderson, ‘we as a team feel we’re pulling our weight nicely.’”last_img read more

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Mabaruma to get immigration/ passport office

first_imgResidents who have recently raised concerns of the need of stricter birth registration service in the community of Thomas Hill, Mabaruma, Region One (Barima-Waini), are now being reassured that the situation will be addressed as the town of Mabaruma will have an immigration and passport office constructed within the sub-district.A resident making a request at the public engagementThis message was delivered by Director General of the Ministry of the Presidency, Joseph Harmon, during an engagement with some of the residents on Saturday.The passport office, which will be the third of its kind, since similar offices were commissioned in Linden and Berbice to the tune of $31 million and $57.5 million respectively, will serve residents of the Mabaruma, Matarkai and Moruca sub-districts,The need for decentralising public services especially to the hinterland communities was highlighted by Harmon as he stated that a high premium is set on public services, such as education, health and increased river and road connectivity.“We have begun the decentralisation of Government services so that the access to direct services is much easier for citizens. In all of the townships, we are going to establish these extensions of Government services so you can expect that coming very soon so you won’t have to go to Georgetown. Everything is right at your doorstep. This is what we call a paradigm shift,” Harmon noted.But even while these promises were made, residents requested more efficiency in the registration system within the region in order to ease the burden residents have been faced with over the last few decades in obtaining birth certificates, passports and marriage certificates. “Residents leave from here to go to town to look after birth certificates and sometimes it takes months to come back,” one resident said.Harmon further explained that the establishment of the passport office in the township will allow for greater extension of services such as the registration of births and deaths.last_img read more

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Donegal Garda lands new Chief Superintendent job

first_imgAn Garda Siochána has confirmed that a Donegal Garda has been appointed to Chief Superintendent following a series of promotions. Denis Ferry has been assigned to the Wexford Garda Division following confirmation by the Policing Authority on Wednesday.Denis Ferry is the son of Dunfanaghy natives Denis and Eileen Ferry.   Donegal Garda lands new Chief Superintendent job was last modified: August 14th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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)last_img read more

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Rookies shine in Warriors Chase Center debut

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO — Chase Center’s debut basketball game presented a slightly dilapidated Warriors team.Sure, Stephen Curry, Draymond Green and D’Angelo Russell (with Klay Thompson to come later) comprise the near-$500 million core tasked with ushering in the billion-dollar arena. But the sacrifices taken to retain this core’s essential pieces left the supporting cast in unfamiliar flux.In place of that familiar dynastic consistency, the Warriors are trying to rediscover its groove and identify …last_img

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Family, friends, leaders file past Mandela’s body

first_img11 December 2013 The Mandela family, friends, government ministers and the leaders of countries from across the world filed past the body of Nelson Mandela at the Union Buildings in Pretoria on Wednesday morning. Mandela’s body is lying in state at the newly renamed Nelson Mandela Amphitheatre, where Madiba was inaugurated as South Africa’s first democratically elected president in 1994. The body is under constant vigil by the national ceremonial guard of the SA National Defence Force. Wednesday morning’s proceedings included a parade with a gun carriage drawn by soldiers and moment of silence. The first batch of mourners to pay homage to Madiba, led by President Jacob Zuma, included an emotional Graca Machel, Madiba’s wife, as well as former wife Winnie Madikezela-Mandela, the elder stateman’s children and grandchildren, former President Thabo Mbeki and several government ministers.Leaders pay last respects The second batch to file past the body were leaders from across the world. As most world leaders will not attend Mandela’s official state funeral in Qunu on Sunday, it was an opportunity for them to pay their final respects to a man described by US President Barack Obama, in his speech at the memorial service in Johannesburg on Tuesday, as “the last great liberator of the 20th century”. Each took their turn in an orderly and dignified manner to either say a prayer at the body or pass by after viewing it. The leaders included Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, Malawian President Joyce Banda, a delegation from the United Arab Emirates, Indian President Pranab Mukherjee, Namibian President Hifikepunye Pohamba and Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. Mandela’s trusted aide for many years, Zelda la Grange, cut an emotional figure as she walked hand in hand with Irish singer Bono. Anant Singh, who produced the film Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, was also among those who came to pay their respects.Route, access, public viewing Madiba’s body arrived at the Union Buildings just before 8am this morning after travelling in procession from 1 Military Hospital. The cortege left 1 Military Hospital at 7am, arriving about an hour later at the Union Buildings, where Mandela’s body will lie in state until 5.30pm, in a process to be repeated on Thursday and Friday. Members of the public have been urged to line the route each day to form a public guard of honour for Mandela. Members of the public will also be able to view the body each day, from midday until 5.30pm on Wednesday, and from 8am to 5.30pm on Friday. For people wishing to get to the Union Buildings, the City of Tshwane has made park-and-ride facilities available at the Tshwane Events Centre, the LC De Villiers Sports Facility in Hatfield, and the Fountains Valley Park. Members of the public are urged to make use of these services, as access to the Union Buildings to view Mandela’s body will be restricted to people arriving in city buses only. Street vendors have been advised that no trading will be allowed on the roads designated for Mandela’s cortege over the next three days. Shop owners along these routes are also advised to temporarily close shop, given the large number of people expected to line the streets. The procession will leave 1 Military Hospital in Thaba Tshwane at 7am on Thursday and Friday, travelling on Old Pretoria Road towards the city, then joining Kgosi Mampuru Road until its intersection with Madiba Street, then proceeding east along Madiba Street towards the Union Buildings. Source: SAnews.gov.zalast_img read more

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John Deere adds Mobile Data Transfer and MyJobs App to Operations Center

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest John Deere is adding more tools to its Operations Center within MyJohnDeere and making it easy to wirelessly transfer data from older John Deere equipment and non-John Deere displays to the Operations Center with Mobile Data Transfer.Mobile Data Transfer enables customers to wirelessly transfer agronomic data to and from non-John Deere displays and from John Deere’s GreenStar 3 2630 display (in older John Deere equipment that is not JDLink compatible) to the Operations Center. It enables producers to consolidate data from multiple branded displays into one centralized location for their use or to be shared with trusted advisors.“Mobile Data Transfer is the simple solution for customers who run older or mixed-fleet equipment and want immediate access of information stored in their displays. It eliminates the manual transfer of data,” explains Jeff Nolting, John Deere Intelligent Solutions Group (ISG). “It’s a USB to WiFi device that plugs into the display and transfers data using your smartphone via the Mobile Data Transfer app. Your phone sends the data to the Operations Center to give farm managers and trusted advisors immediate access.”There are multiple ways to get data into the Operations Center where it can be put to use. Mobile Data Transfer works with a variety of in-cab displays and mobile devices to facilitate the transfer of information. If you are running older John Deere equipment and have not yet moved to a JDLink™ Connect enabled machine, Mobile Data Transfer is a great way to get started.Operations Center:  MyJobs App The Operations Center is where you’ll access the tools to start your planning with the MyJobs app. These tools allow a manager to define a job that needs to be done, and it includes all of the specifics of that job. “Add Jobs” automatically syncs up with the “MyJobs” app on mobile devices of operators and other employees.  They receive a detailed jobs order in real time versus spending hours on the telephone or managing “to do” lists that can be lost or misplaced.The Operations Center and the MyJobs app keep everything in order by keeping track of the year-to-year changes that can bring about higher efficiency and yields.To learn more about Mobile Data Transfer, the latest additions to the Operations Center and other developments in machine intelligence and data management, see your John Deere dealer or visit www.JohnDeere.com/Ag.last_img read more

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Enterprise2.0: Wikis Storm the Workplace

first_imgWiki leader SocialText is reporting that more than a quarter of US enterprises are using wikis. These are the results of a survey given to 258 enterprise professionals by IDC.The benefits of a corporate wiki were summarized in the IDC study:By encouraging broad participation in content collaboration, wikis do an effective job of tapping into the collective knowledge, insights, and creativity of communities of people both inside and outside an organization. The key benefit of this type of “crowd-sourcing” process is generally faster creation of higher-quality content. Information created in this manner tends to be more insightful and relevant than information created by fewer people, either an individual or a small team.David Ferris of Ferris Research also predicts that by 2010 wikis will be the norm in the enterprise. Their group collaboration capability will allow users to collectively catalog the inner workings of their companies.last_img read more

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New ULCV with 15Year Charter Joins Ocean Yield

first_imgzoom Norwegian ship owner Ocean Yield ASA has taken delivery of the Ultra Large Container Vessel (ULCV) MSC Eloane from South Korea’s shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries.After being delivered from the shipyard today, the vessel commenced a 15-year bareboat charter with Switzerland-based Mediterranean Shipping Company for a charter rate of USD 46,250 per day, according to data provided by VesselsValue.Featuring 202,000 dwt, the vessel is capable of carrying 19,500 TEU.This is the third vessel to be delivered in a series of six mega container vessels that Ocean Yield owns in a joint venture with private shipowner Quantum Pacific Shipping, a part of Quantum Pacific Group.The company acquired a 49.5% equity interest in the newbuildings for a total of USD 162 million in June 2016.The remaining boxships, all of which are on 15-year bareboat charters to the European container line, are scheduled for delivery by February 2017.last_img read more

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