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UVic Vikes soccer camp returning to Fort St. John

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — The Fort St. John Soccer Club will be bringing back members of the UVic Vikes varsity soccer team to put on a camp this summer.The Vikes Soccer Camp will be taking next month, and will feature the UVic Vikes varsity squad offering a highly instructional camp. The camp runs July 24th to 28th from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Dr. Kearney Middle School and is open to players born 1999 – 2008 inclusive.The camp costs $175 per player, and registration closes on July 15th. Each Camper will receive a camp T-shirt, soccer ball, camp team photo and a Camp Certificate. Registration is limited, so make sure you register early.- Advertisement -To register, go to

Lancers win on Mundt’s shot

first_imgWHITTIER – With about 30 seconds remaining in the game, La Serna High School’s Derek Mundt fouled out of Wednesday night’s Del Rio League boys basketball game against Whittier. But before he left, he still managed to provide the Lancers with the winning basket in a 45-44 victory. The lead changed hands four times in the last two minutes, with Whittier taking a 44-43 advantage on Ricky Kamayatsu’s steal near midcourt and subsequent layup with 1:08 to play. The Lancers led 12-6 after one quarter and 24-17 at halftime. Whittier finally tied the score with a 9-0 run early in the third quarter, including Cisneros’ two free throws that made it 26-26. The lead changed hands four times before Sergio Arambula sank a free throw to close La Serna to within two, 31-29, then had a three-point play to give the Lancers a 32-31 lead. Whittier held a 42-38 lead with 3:10 remaining, but La Serna’s 5-0 spurt earned a 43-42 lead to set the stage for the final run. (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3046 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! La Serna (13-8, 4-0) brought the ball upcourt and David Hayashi passed to Mundt, who banked the ball off the glass from about 15 feet to give La Serna the lead, 45-44, with 35.1 seconds remaining. On Whittier’s next possession, Cody Clark was fouled and went to the line for a one-and-one free throw opportunity with 27.3 seconds left and missed the first attempt. In the scramble for the rebound, Kamayatsu came up with the ball and shot from 15 feet, but the ball bounced off the rim and La Serna’s Mike Acosta won the jump ball for the rebound. center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded cardBut in doing so, he fell and was called for traveling as Whittier regained possession under the Cardinals basket with 6.5 seconds to play. Whittier’s Hugo Cisneros got the game’s last shot, a futile 15-footer from just beyond the free-throw line. It was a disappointing defeat for the Cardinals (6-13, 0-4), whose pressure defense was trouble for the Lancers most of the game. “Yes, their defense caused us problems,” La Serna coach Mike Lowe said. “Our composure isn’t as good as our competitiveness.” La Serna committed 20 turnovers, including 15 in the second half, and never really established any offensive flow. last_img read more


first_imgMayor of Letterkenny, Dessie Larkin, has said that next weekend’s official opening of the Danny McDaid Athletics Track at the Aura Centre is an opportunity for the town to showcase the superb facilities it has to offer.Details of the Four Minute Mile Challenge are announcedLetterkenny Town Council took the decision to name the tartan track after the double Olympian a few years back.On Saturday, May 18th former Irish international runner, Jerry Kiernan, will perform the official opening of the track. Around 120 athletes have been confirmed for the international track and field meeting which Letterkenny AC have organised to coincide with the opening. The organisers are hoping that the first sub-four minute mile will be recorded in Donegal at the meet.“It’s going a huge weekend for Letterkenny AC, Danny and his family, and the town itself,” Cllr Larkin commented.“It’s not very often that people here have an opportunity to see such a top quality event, so I would urge everyone to go along and support the event. Letterkenny Town Council has enjoyed a long and healthy relationship with Letterkenny AC. We were glad to be in a position to name the track after Danny McDaid, one of most famous sporting figures and a true legend who is respected all over the country and beyond. He was and continues to be one of Letterkenny’s and Donegal’s greatest ambassadors. It’s fitting that he should have the new track at our leisure centre named after him.” Cllr Larkin added.“It’s been a busy time for Letterkenny in recent times. We’ve had the North West 10K last weekend which attracted 2,500 participants, the INMO annual conference is currently taking place here and the Ulster Community Games were also held in the town last month. The official opening of the Danny McDaid Athletics Track and the international track and field meeting is another opportunity for people to come and see first hand just how much Letterkenny has to offer,” the Mayor commented. “From my years of dealing with Letterkenny AC and having kept a constant eye on how it continues to develop, I am very aware of how much importance is attached to making the club as family friendly as possible. Next weekend’s event, rightly being billed as a festival of athletics, is a chance for people from the area to go along and hopefully witness the first ever sub four minute mile. I have no doubt that it will be a huge success and Saturday, May 18th, 2013 is a date that will be talked about for many years to come,” Cllr Larkin added.The official opening ceremony is scheduled to take place at 5.30 pm and a marble bust of Danny, made by local sculptor, Redmond Herrity, will also be unveiled. The full programme of events will be announced next week. Admission to the event, which begins with a juvenile programme from 3 pm to 4 pm, will be €5 per adult, with children being admitted free of charge. A souvenir programme which has been produced for the official opening will be on sale on the day at a cost of €4.A five mile road race next Friday night (17th) will kick things off next weekend and Letterkenny AC’s 40th anniversary function in the Station House Hotel on the Saturday night will round off a busy few days in the life of the club. Tickets for this event are priced at €20.OPENING OF DANNY MCDAID ATHLETICS TRACK WILL SHOWCASE LETTERKENNY – MAYOR was last modified: May 8th, 2013 by StephenShare 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:Aura CentreDanny McDaid AThletics TrackLetterkenny AClast_img read more

Young film buffs from two Donegal schools scoop national awards

first_imgTwo Donegal Primary schools are celebrating victories in the National FíS Film Awards this week. St. Joseph’s National School in Rathmullan took top Outstanding Achievement Award for Animation and Ayr Hill National school, Ramelton took the Outstanding Achievement Award for Comedy.Both schools were involved together in shared learning education last year and made these animations to support their “Gone to Peaces” show in An Grianán Theatre.  Both schools were charged with giving the alternative views of the wicked witch in Hansel & Gretal and of the big bad wolf from the classic Little Red Riding Hood stories. Just 25 short movies produced by students and directed by teachers across Ireland made the shortlist this year. Over 900 enthusiastic young film buffs attended the final awards ceremony in the Helix in Dublin on Wednesday.Donegal pupils at the National FíS Film Awards 2019Donegal pupils at the National FíS Film Awards 2019Donegal pupils at the National FíS Film Awards 2019The children from both Múinteour Derek Brennan’s class in Rathmullan and Principal Sandra Moore in Ayr Hill are extremely proud to be budding young film makers and naturally chuffed with scooping top honours at these prestigious awards. They acknowledge the support of Mr Cormac O Kane, Animation lecturer at LYIT for his guidance and Mrs Brí Carr, director of the “Gone to Peaces “ show for their inspiration and storylines.  Donegal pupils at the National FíS Film Awards 2019Donegal teachers at the National FíS Film Awards 2019Principal Alma Curran of Rathmullan NS said that she is so proud of all the children for their strong collaborating and creativity on this shared education project. She added that she is so happy for the children who did all the work in taking these honours home to Rathmullan and Ramelton. “Here’s hoping the Rathmullan Film Festival in February has these young future film making stars in their sights,” Ms Curran said.Watch the films on the links below:Ayr Hill: Joseph’s National School in Rathmullan: Young film buffs from two Donegal schools scoop national awards was last modified: November 14th, 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:National FíS Film Awardslast_img read more

Is your corn N deficient?

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest June 2015 has been a very wet month in most of the Corn Belt setting new records in many places. Some of the corn fields I have visited recently are showing N-deficiency symptoms. Nitrogen is one of the most important elements needed by all green plants for chlorophyll production and for photosynthesis. Urgent action is needed in some fields to save this crop.• If lower leaves of your corn crop are getting yellowish, starting in mid-rib and moving towards edges, there is a good chance it is a sign of N-deficiency.• Should you apply additional nitrogen? It depends on how, when and how much nitrogen you have already applied? Did you apply it in the fall and use a nitrogen stabilizer? What form of nitrogen did you use? Do you generally sidedress?• Some people have suggested soil testing before sidedressing. Well, that may be OK if you had plenty of time, but in my opinion, these tests during the growing season are not reliable, especially with lot of rains we have experienced in June this year.• Even tissue tests and optical sensors developed so far are not dependable in predicting the needs of corn plant. You are trying to rescue your crop and based on your soil type, planting date and yield potential, you should apply adequate amount of nitrogen when signs of N-deficiency are apparent.• You need to have a total of 0.8 to 0.9 pound of N per bushel of expected yield. Corn plants need nitrogen now, before tassel emergence when it is growing fast. So don’t waste a lot of time doing testing at this time and apply a realistic amount of N as soon as possible.• You can also use foliar applications of nitrogen to supplement the amount you need later, if necessary, but make sure your crop is not suffering from lack of this essential nutrient if you want to harvest a good crop!last_img read more

18 government staff suspended in J-K’s Doda for unauthorised absence

first_imgAs many as 18 government employees were placed under suspension for unauthorised absence from duty in Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir, an official spokesperson said on Sunday. The District Development Commissioner of Doda, Bhawani Rakwal, issued the suspension orders of the officials of different departments after they were found absent during an inspection yesterday, he said. He said Mr. Rakwal ordered an inquiry against the suspended officials and also directed the officers concerned to keep their salaries on hold with immediate effect till further orders. The District Development Commissioner issued directions to all the offices to install biometric attendance system by the end of this month, failing which the salaries of those staff who did not get registered to the new system would be kept on hold, the spokesperson said.last_img read more

Kaziranga tigers: spotlight on official-poacher nexus

first_imgAn evaluation report on India’s tiger reserves has put the spotlight on an alleged nexus between some officials of Kaziranga National Park and poachers.Kaziranga, a World Heritage Site designated by UNESCO, is more popular as the world’s best address for the one-horned rhino. It is also been a major tiger reserve covering an area of 1,080 sq km.Prime Minister Narendra Modi had earlier this week released the management effectiveness evaluation reports for tiger reserves across the country, including Kaziranga.The report says that some staff of Kaziranga Tiger Reserve may sometimes get involved in poaching by helping the poachers. To drive home the point, the report cites the poaching of three rhinos in as many days in November 2017 close to the Tunikati anti-poaching camp under the Burapahar Range.Anti-poaching camps “When there are 178 anti-poaching camps in a 911-sq-km area, each camp has to protect 5 sq km. Given the resources at the command of the personnel, it should not be difficult to guard the area effectively. Such poaching close to the camps leads to the suspicion of the involvement of officials,” it says.The report also notes Kaziranga’s management weakness in coordinating with forest officials of Karbi Anglong, which runs along the southern boundary of the tiger reserve. This is because the forest officials of Karbi Anglong, an autonomous tribal council, are not answerable to the heads of Assam’s Forest Department.The hills of Karbi Anglong not only provide shelter to the animals of Kaziranga during high floods but also cover for poachers, the report said.Railway lineAssam Forest Minister Parimal Suklabaidya had informed the 126-member State Assembly that an expert committee had been formed to study the proposal for laying a second track through Deepor Beel, a wetland on the western edge of Guwahati that was listed in 2002 as a Ramsar Site.“The panel will submit its report to the National Green Tribunal, which will decide on whether or not to go ahead with the project,” Mr. Suklabaidya said.last_img read more

Assam villagers donate land for elephant meal zones

first_imgA cluster of villages in central Assam’s Nagaon district has found a way of keeping crop-raiding elephants off their crops — by setting aside land to create a meal zone for them.Most farmers of 12 villages in the Ronghang-Hatikhuli area of central Assam’s Nagaon district do not have enough land to sustain their families. But they donated 203 bighas (roughly 33 hectares) of community land and took turns to plant paddy exclusively for the elephants that often come down the hills of the adjoining Karbi Anglong district.‘Jumbo kheti’The “jumbo kheti (cropland)” has been envisaged as the last line of mealy defence against some 350-400 elephants that have often paid for venturing too close to human habitations. Five of them were electrocuted by illegal electric fences in the last 16 months while half a dozen, injured by spears and arrows, died in the jungles up the hills.About 10 km from the paddy field, toward the hills, is an 8-hectare plantation of Napier grass that 35 reformed hunters have grown for the elephants. This plantation is on land belonging to a tea estate.The locals have also planted saplings of 2,000 outenga (elephant apple), 1,500 jackfruit and 25,000 banana plants on barren land between the paddy field and grass plantation. The three-step plantation has a common thread — environmentalist Binod Dulu Bora and the NGO Hatibondhu, meaning ‘friends of elephants’, he is associated with.“Growing paddy for elephants was the idea of Pradip Kumar Bhuyan, the director of our NGO. We had several meetings with the villagers and managed to convince them by saying they would be setting an example for the world to follow toward reducing man-animal conflicts,” Mr. Bora told The Hindu on Monday.Feeding patternOnce convinced that the experiment would save much of their crops, the villagers decided to donate land and labour to grow paddy for the elephants. Forest Department officials chipped in to provide solar electric fences around the crop area.“Work on the paddy field began less than two months ago. The fence will be withdrawn once the paddy ripens for the elephants to feed on. By mapping the area and studying the feeding pattern, we calculated that the elephants would take 20-22 days to finish the paddy in their demarcated zone,” Mr. Bora said.The nearest fields where the villagers have grown crops for themselves and for trade are 5 km away. “By the time the elephants finish the crop grown for them, we will have harvested much of our own. We think the elephants will turn back if they don’t find crop in our spaces,” said Dyansing Hanse, one of the two village headmen.The Ronghang-Hatikhuli area is inhabited by the Karbi and Adivasi communities.“The fruit trees will take time to grow. But the elephants can feed on the Napier grass, a tropical forage crop that grows fast, if they return to the hills. They have already partaken of the grass six times,” Mr Bora said, adding that 35 hunters who had given up hunting four years ago have been maintaining the grass plantation. ‘Unprecedented’Jiten Kro, the other headman said the villagers had been living in dread of the elephants for years. He hoped the experiment would go a long way in ensuring co-existence with the animals. “We are happy to have given back some space to the elephants through a project that I believe is unprecedented,” he said.last_img read more