Mallard’s Team of the Week — Selkirk Saints

first_imgThis selection was easy for the Mallard’s Source for Sports Staff and Management after the Selkirk Saints completed its rags to riches season Saturday at the NDCC Arena by capturing the B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League Championship, in overtime no less.For those people just crawling out from under a rock the Saints went from a 5-19 last place finish in 2012 to 21-3 in 2013, topping it all off with an impressive 4-0 record in playoffs — the final series a 2-0 best-of-three win against Simon Fraser University.Toss in a few league records to with the league title and this Team of the Week pic was a no brainer. Pictured above is the jubilant 2012-13 BCIHL Champion Selkirk Saints in the traditional team photo minutes after knocking off SFU 3-2 in overtime.last_img read more

Edgewood Mobile Home Park meeting on Saturday

first_imgJodi Howards owns two homes in the park. She says Hagal is looking at selling the park to help share responsibilities. [asset|aid=1014|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=f8efadb1d37c3bbdb543bf1365697f60-Howard 1_1_Pub.mp3] The meeting is open to all residents, and will be held at the Taylor Community Church on Saturday, February 28th at 7pm. The Edgewood Mobile Home Park is inviting all residents to a meeting in Taylor.All residents are invited and the parks current owner, Bruce Hagal, along with any future owners is invited.Bruce Hagal has a four-year history with the park, after his friend bought the business in 2005, with Mr. Hagal as a silent partner. – Advertisement -Hagal says the park had many problems with the lagoon. He says he was forced to issue a written request to residents for a voluntary rent increase, or face immediate park closure.He adds since then, residents have been taking steps to conserve water, and have bonded as a community to keep the park open but, he wants them to know they’re all on the same page. [asset|aid=1013|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=f8efadb1d37c3bbdb543bf1365697f60-Bruce Hagal 2_1_Pub.mp3] Advertisementlast_img read more

BC Government wants more Electricity Workers

first_imgThe provincial government has created a new program aimed at recruiting more workers into the electricity industry.Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources Blair Lekstrom announced the “Bright Futures BC” program today, in a campaign that will include posters, lesson plans, and job descriptions to be distributed amongst BC high-schools.A ministry release suggests 57 per cent of power systems operators in the province will retire this year alone, while civil engineers are estimated to retire at between 8 and 13 per cent over the next three years, and civil engineer technicians will retire at between 11 and 15 per cent over the same period.- Advertisement -Anyone who may be interested in pursuing a career in the electricity sector is encouraged to visit www.brightfuturesbc.calast_img read more

One group gets funding in latest round of gaming grants

first_imgOne more group in Fort St. John has received gaming grants from the Province.The Fort St. John Inconnu Swim Club has received $8,300 in the latest round of gaming grant announcements. With the latest announcement, the club will now get a total of $28,133 this year.In June of this year MLA Pat Pimm announced gaming grants totaling more than $244,000 for groups in Fort St. John, but admitted some groups who applied this year won’t receive funding.- Advertisement -With the grants announced Saturday, the province provided funding for programs for youth and people with a disability.In total, the latest round of funding supported 457 groups in the province with approximately $9.2 million.Click here to see our previous story on gaming grants in 2010/2011 Advertisementlast_img read more

Revealed! Every Premier League club ranked by odds of relegation in 2016/17

first_imgLeicester City may have won the title in 2015/16, but considering many people tipped them to go down, could they actually be relegated in 2017? It cannot happen, surely? With Burnley, Middlesbrough and Hull City all making a return to the Premier League, we are in for another exciting season as teams look to preserve their status in the world’s richest football league. Then there is Big Sam’s Sunderland – who narrowly avoided the drop last term – and Bournemouth – playing just their second season in the top tier since promotion from the Championship in 2015.Watford will have a new manager in Walter Mazzarri and Swansea will start afresh under Francesco Guidolin, while Crystal Palace will be hoping to improve their league form after a dismal 2016. Then there’s big spenders Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United – all with new bosses – unlikely, but what odds are they to go down? Check out every top flight clubs’ probability to be relegated from the Premier League in 2016/17 by clicking the arrow, above. *Odds calculated as an average based on leading bookmakers’ odds on 5 June 2016. Joint 7. Leicester City are 33/1 to be relegated from the Premier League next season. 17. West Bromwich Albion are 9/4 to be relegated from the Premier League next season. 20 20 20 18. Middlesbrough are 11/8 to be relegated from the Premier League next season. 19. Hull City are 1/1 to be relegated from the Premier League next season. Joint 1. Manchester City are 1000/1 to be relegated from the Premier League next season. 20 16. Watford are 5/2 to be relegated from the Premier League next season. 20 20 Joint 3. Manchester United are 750/1 to be relegated from the Premier League next season. 15. AFC Bournemouth are 10/3 to be relegated from the Premier League next season. Joint 5. Tottenham are 500/1 to be relegated from the Premier League next season. 13. Swansea are 9/2 to be relegated from the Premier League next season. 20 12. Crystal Palace are 6/1 to be relegated from the Premier League next season. 20 11. Stoke City are 10/1 to be relegated from the Premier League next season. 20 20 20 Joint 7. West Ham are 33/1 to be relegated from the Premier League next season. 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 Joint 7. Southampton are 33/1 to be relegated from the Premier League next season. 20 Joint 3. Chelsea are 750/1 to be relegated from the Premier League next season. 14. Sunderland are 4/1 to be relegated from the Premier League next season. Joint 5. Liverpool are 500/1 to be relegated from the Premier League next season. 20 Joint 1. Arsenal are 1000/1 to be relegated from the Premier League next season. Joint 7. Everton are 33/1 to be relegated from the Premier League next season. 20. Burnley are 10/11 to be relegated from the Premier League next season – click the arrow above, right, to see every top flight clubs’ odds of dropping into the Championship last_img read more


first_imgMICHAEL FUNSTON has scored at Finn Park to tie tonight’s Promotion battle with Limerick.It’s now 1-1 in the tie.Harps have been superb so far…  GOOOAAAALLLL! FUNSTON GIVES HARPS LEAD TO TIE PROMOTION BATTLE was last modified: November 6th, 2015 by John2Share 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


first_imgIt was a feast of colour and custom at LYIT Hanami event today, students and staff welcomed Japanese people living in the Donegal community to LYIT, with a host of great events taking place on campus.Origami lessons, Japanese language classes and animation shows where complimented with karaoke and an authentic Japanese tea ceremony. Denise Doherty pictured at the fitting of a Japanese Kumono, which were provided by the Japanese Embassy in Dublin to assist with the Hanami event in Letterkenny Institute of Technology.Large numbers of students and staff participated in the event and the day’s activities commenced with the ceremonial planting of a cherry blossom tree on campus which was then adorned with Japanese lanterns. Sodexo, LYIT on campus caterers, prepared ‘bento boxes’ filled with tasty Japanese food for staff and students to sample.The event was organised by Paddy Gallagher, Sports Officer, Fiona Kelly, Student Union Administrator, Catherine Lyster, Careers Officer, LYIT SU Gardening Club and LYIT SU International Society with the assistance of the Student Union.It is hoped to run many more cultural events on campus and that the Cherry Blossom tree, planted today, will act as a reminder of the first Hanami event at LYIT.  Pictured at the Hanami event, a Japanese themed day, in Letterkenny Institute of Technology are Fiona Kelly, SU Administrator and event organiser, Denise Doherty, Roseann McGinley,  Riadh Egan, at the back are Jason McClean, Adrian Murrin, Mark Sweeney, John McClean, Jack Pearson. The programme of events included a tree planting ceremony, A Japanese Tea Ceremony, Cultural talks from the Japanese/Irish guests, Orogami and a series of fun events such as Karaoke and Sumo Wrestling within the safe confines of an inflatable platform.LYIT GETS AN INJECTION OF CULTURE – JAPANESE-STYLE! was last modified: September 27th, 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)last_img read more

Prep football: Big 5, Little 4 MVPs released, five H-DNL athletes earn honor

first_imgCox-Cooley, Slayton, Hagler, Gomes and Regli.Remember those names, for they are your 2019 league MVPs.The Humboldt-Del Norte League released its most valuable player selections earlier this week. A pair of Warriors from the North along with the top-tackler in the North Coast Section earned Big 5 MVP nods while a duo of Wildcats cleaned up the top honors in the Little 4.Big 5 MVPsDel Norte’s dynamic running back Levi Cox-Cooley earned the Big 5 Conference’s most valuable offensive player …last_img read more

SA internet users pass five million

first_img14 January 2010 Growth in the number of internet users in South Africa was relatively stagnant from 2002 to 2007, when it never rose above 7%. However, this rate almost doubled in 2008, and continued accelerating in 2009. “The year ahead will see the proliferation of high-speed connectivity materialising more widely than ever before.” New cables, market liberalisation The Internet Access in South Africa 2010 study, conducted by World Wide Worx and sponsored by Cisco, shows that the internet user base grew by 15% last year, from 4.6-million users to 5.3-million users, and is expected to grow at a similar rate in 2010. Fibre-optic city networks “The large providers, in turn, began to offer far more competitive packages to both customers and resellers,” the statement read. “The good news is that we will continue to see strong growth in 2010, and we should reach the 6-million mark by the end of the year,” Wide Worx MD Arthur Goldstuck said in a statement this week. SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material “Almost every large player in the communications industry has realigned its business to take advantage of this relentless change.” Higher broadband usage by SMEs World Wide Worx found that the landing of a new undersea cable on the South African coast was only one of a range of factors behind the growth. Of greater significance was the granting of Electronic Communications Network Service licences to more than 400 organisations.center_img This meant that service providers that were previously required to buy their network access from one of the major providers could now build their own networks or choose where they wanted to buy their access. Each company moving from dial-up to ADSL, for example, extended internet access to general office staff. This process was found to add an additional one to 20 new users to the internet user base for every small business installing ADSL. “A sustained growth in internet penetration is a key factor that will positively influence the economy of South Africa,” says Cisco Internet Business Solutions senior manager Reshaad Sha. “The varied range of application services and social networking platforms used by local consumers has fuelled the uptake that we see today.” “South African consumers and businesses are demanding access to online applications and services that can only be experienced via high-speed connectivity, such as fibre-optic networks,” said Sha. While the headline findings examine the general numbers of users, the final Internet Access in SA 2010 report, due to be released in March, will highlight the extent of new fibre-optic networks laid down across South African cities and between the cities. World Wide Worx found that a second key factor in growth over the past two years has been the continued uptake of broadband connectivity by small and medium enterprises migrating from dial-up connectivity. It will also examine the impact of the range of new undersea cables that will be in place by the end of 2011, and which is expected to enhance competitiveness even further. “In the coming year, operators will begin to leverage the combination of new undersea cable capacity and new fibre-optic networks to supply corporate clients and resellers with bigger, faster and more flexible capacity,” says Goldstuck. The result was that a market previously characterised by a limited range of providers and services suddenly exploded as small providers were able to repackage the services provided by the large telecommunications corporations in any way they wished. A new study has found that the number of South African internet users has passed the five-million mark for the first time, finally breaking through the 10% mark in internet penetration for the country.last_img read more

Putting the Public in Public Media

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts guest author 1 This past weekend, public media enthusiasts, developers, and staffers from around the country met in Washington, D.C. for the first Public Media Camp. I was there on behalf of the Public Radio Exchange (, where I produce, one of several new projects that fits neatly into public media’s latest forays online.While I’m willing to admit here that I went to yearbook camp and computer camp as a kid, this one might take the cake as far as camps that don’t include S’mores and Kumbaya go.“Both NPR and PBS have very loyal and talented fans who are interested in new ways to be involved in our work,” Andy Carvin, senior strategist at NPR’s social media desk told us, “and the Internet is making it easier than ever for new types of collaboration to take place, from citizen journalism initiatives to volunteers developing iPhone apps for stations.”The organizers hope this was the start of a series of “unconferences” for public media outlets around the country, funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Public Media Camp is the latest in a slew of events and projects pushing the public media agenda forward on the Web.Recently, NPR gathered its executives, including CEO Vivian Schiller, in San Francisco to meet with Silicon Valley tech entrepreneurs and funders. The Columbia Journalism Reviewreported on the conference, called NPR Digital Think In. And the ongoing Engage project at PBS, funded by the Knight Foundation, is creating social media tools for PBS stations and producers, such as a chat series with PBS personalities and a map showcasing projects at stations around the country.“In many communities, public broadcasters are among the few news outlets that are weathering the financial crisis intact. As more news outlets close due to economic pressures, our public service mission is going to be more important than ever, creating a powerful opportunity to provide accountability journalism at both the local and national level,” Carvin says.Having been a part of many of these projects, I’m excited to see the changes that have happened in the public media sphere online, from the This American Life/Planet Money collaboration taking on a life of its own, to CPB 2008’s collection of election projects like Video Your Vote and Twitter VoteReport.Some of the most exciting projects happening in public media include:Local Aggregation SitesThe Economy Project at the University of Missouri and Public Media Texas are two new local public media sites that are aggregating stories using blogging software and encouraging public participation in the news conversation at the local level. WBUR’s Commonhealth blog covers health care issues in Massachusetts by tapping doctors, lawmakers and citizens to help report. And WNYC’s Brian Lehrer show is crowdsourcing “Uncommon Economic Indicators” – from the price of pizza to for-rent signs.Economy CoverageCovering the economy is a major focus of public media this year. Station and producer projects are drawing a line between local and national coverage in new ways. aims to collect these stories and feature exciting new projects from around the country, and features user-generated content about the economy.PBS NewsHour’s Patchwork Nation map incorporates statistics and stories from 12 types of communities around the country and compares how they are coping with various economic issues.Facing the Mortgage Crisis asks users to share their experiences in dealing with foreclosure and other recent real-estate woes, as well as provides community resources to help cope. A variety of public stations nationwide are involved in this project at a local level.NPR’s Social Media Guidelines for ReportersThis list, released last week, includes concerns about expressing political views online and how reporters should present themselves on Twitter and Facebook. It’s a great starting point for other organizations concerned about similar issues. Carvin says that while NPR reporters are using online tools more and more, it still can be a challenge.“The one thing I never do is show up and insist that they use a particular tool simply because lots of other people are using it,” he says. “People are often resistant to learning new tools simply because they don’t seem relevant to them, so you need to figure out with them what may or may not be relevant.”Guest author: Laura Hertzfeld is a freelance journalist based in Los Angeles. She has worked in public media in several capacities, including her current role as managing editor of, a Public Radio Exchange ( project aggregating public media coverage of the economy. She previously produced’s coverage of the 2008 presidential election.center_img Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#Analysis#web 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more