Final matches promise exciting action

first_imgJudging from the last of the preliminary matches played on Friday evening, the finals of the GTT National Indoor Hockey championships are sure to be thrilling.Old Fort Lamborghini handed Bounty GCC their second heart-breaking loss in as many matches with their winning goal on the buzzer in Friday evening’s men’s first division hockey match of the GTT National Indoor Hockey Championships. The win all but guarantees Old Fort a top two spot in the pool and a semi-final berth.PEPSI Hikers retain their position as favourites in the men’s first division, however, by destroying the challenge of Supernova with an 11-2 response. In the women’s first division tie, the Woodpecker Hikers dispatched Old Fort 2.1.2 by 3-0 to secure their semi-final spot. Old Fort Mustangs got the better of Antonio’s Hickers once again in the over-35 division, while second division powerhouses Old Fort Top Form and the GCC Pitbulls confirmed their positions at the top of each pool with wins over Phoenix and Old Fort Rogue respectively.An Omar Hopkinson goal just four minutes into the match involving Old Fort Lamborghinis and Bounty GCC rocked the Bourda boys onto their back foot as the Lamborghinis raced to an early lead. GCC was down but not out, however, and managed to draw even through a Kareem McKenzie direct penalty corner shot to take the score into half time at 1-1.The second half saw the teams trade shots and split a pair of penalty corners to take the match to 2-2 entering the final match of play. Jason DeSantos’s high and accurate penalty corner flick for Old Fort in the 24th minute was matched by a low, hard Dwayne Scott shot in the 33rd minute.With the clock winding down on what seemed like a certain draw, DeSantos pounced on a loose ball from a GCC defensive fumble and fed the ball into the GCC goal literally in the final second of play.The jubilant Old Fort set themselves up to challenge the unbeaten PEPSI Hikers for the top spot in the pool as a result of their victory.The PEPSI Hikers, meanwhile, crushed the feeble challenge of Supernova by 11-2 in a match that never seemed to trouble the seasoned favourites.The highly anticipated women’s first division matchup proved that the Old Fort 2.1.2 was not quite ready to upset the Woodpecker Hikers, as the latter eased to a 3-0 victory. National striker Nicole Eastman scored twice for the Hikers, while teammate Maria Munroe added a single.The PEPSI Hikers lead the men’s first division table with 9, Old Fort Lamborghini are in second with 6, while Bounty GCC and Saints are in a tie for third spot on 3 points each. GBTI GCC Ladies are in the top spot of the women’s first division table on 9 points, with Old Fort 2.1.2 and the Bingo Spartans following with 3 points each. Saints are yet to secure points.In the two-pool men’s second division competition, Old Fort Top Form lead Pool A with 6 points while GCC Pitbulls lead pool B with 6. GBTI GCC Spice lead the second division table with 9 points, followed by Bingo GCC Spartans on 7, Woodpecker Hikers on 4, and Saints with 3. Old Fort Goal Chasers remain without points.The final matches of the 2018 GTT Indoor Hockey Championships will bully off today at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall.last_img read more

Fort St. John Minor Lacrosse battles in Great White North Playoffs

first_imgPRINCE GEORGE, B.C. – Fort St. John Minor Lacrosse was in Prince George last weekend for the Great White North Playoffs.The Bantam team came out strong winning two games against Williams Lake which allowed the team to lock up third place.The Peewee black and Peewee white teams didn’t see the same success as the bantam did. The teams finished a combined 3-1 and finished seventh and fifth respectively.- Advertisement -The Novice teams came 2nd and 3rd after hard-fought wins against Williams Lake, but tough losses versus Prince George.last_img

Charlie Lake house fire tied to incident in Fort St. John

first_imgPhoto:  A home in Charlie Lake has been completely destroyed by fire – Adam Reaburn/ Advertisement -The Fort St. John RCMP continues to investigate a house fire in Charlie Lake last weekend. The cause is still under investigation, but the RCMP believe the fire was intentionally set and connected to a dispute in Fort St. John earlier that night.Corporal Steve Perret says they believe it all started at residence on 101 avenue.[asset|aid=3123|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=4a9682045b88d59bae6b3afc96bc7d35-Perret – house fire_1_Pub.mp3] The RCMP have a suspect in the case and hope to make an arrest soon. It’s believed both incidents may have been caused by a tenancy dispute as the property in Charlie Lake was a rental.The fire started shortly before 10pm on Saturday August 21st, at a home on Charlie Lake Crescent. Fire crews from both Fort St. John and Charlie Lake were called to the fire which destroyed the home.Advertisementlast_img read more

Tiger looks to stretch win streak

first_imgJim Furyk is the No. 2 seed and will play Brett Quigley. Third-seeded Adam Scott faces Shaun Micheel, and Phil Mickelson has the No. 4 seed and will play fellow lefty Richard Green of Australia. The most compelling matches feature Ryder Cup teammates – Sergio Garcia against Darren Clarke in one match, Padraig Harrington against Lee Westwood in another. And in a reminder that anything goes in this event, Geoff Ogilvy plays Steve Stricker in a match of past champions who were seeded No. 55 (Ogilvy) and No. 52 (Stricker) when they won. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! MARANA, Ariz. – Tiger Woods has compiled some amazing numbers during the longest PGA Tour winning streak in 62 years. He has won those seven tournaments by a combined 22 shots, is 109 under par and has posted 24 of his last 28 rounds in the 60s. The math is much more simple at the Accenture Match Play Championship, which begins today. The 64-man field assembled in the high desert of The Gallery Golf Club represents the best in the world from 17 countries. The only guy Woods cares about today is Ryder Cup teammate J.J. Henry, his first opponent. How fickle is this tournament? Woods won in 2004 during his worst season on tour, when he went through another overhaul of his swing. He was in top form two years earlier, winning the Masters and U.S. Open, yet he couldn’t get past Peter O’Malley in the first round of the Accenture. “You can shoot 65 and lose. You can shoot 73 and win,” Henry said. “You never know what you’re going to get. Of course, I know if I play Tiger and shoot 73, I might as well pack my bags.” Henry is fortunate to even be in the field. He was expecting to be the first alternate until Charl Schwartzel of South Africa decided to withdraw on Sunday and play at home in Telkom PGA Championship on the Sunshine Tour, where he has a chance to win the Order of Merit. center_img To make it eight in a row, he has to win six in a row. “This has always been one of the tougher events to win just because of the nature of the format,” Woods, the No. 1 seed, said. “Match play, anything that happens is unpredictable. Sometimes, it takes a great round to advance. Sometimes, you can shoot over par and advance. All I know is you have to beat one guy at a time. You don’t have to beat a whole field. Just six guys.” last_img read more

Southgate on ‘outstanding’ Man United starlet, Sterling and the crunch U-21 clash with Croatia

first_imgEngland Under-21 boss Gareth Southgate joined the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast ahead of the first leg of the Euro 2015 play-off against Croatia at Molineux on Friday.Southgate paid tribute to ‘outstanding’ Manchester United defender Luke Shaw, who he believes will benefit from playing for the Young Lions.He also responded to claims Raheem Sterling should be playing for the Under-21s instead of the senior side and discussed reports England could play home games around the country from 2018 if an NFL team bases itself at Wembley.last_img

Fancy a super discount on home heating oil from Donegal Oil Company?

first_imgThe Donegal Oil Company are giving its customers a super home heating oil discount to celebrate 63 years of business excellence!Donegal Oil Company was established, over 63 years ago by Arthur E. McMahon. Arthur was involved in the motor trade industry and was the founder of McMahon Bros who had garages based in Milford and in Letterkenny.Arthur E. McMahon’s vision and forward thinking in 1954 was to establish the first oil company in the county. When they opened their head office and distribution centre in Letterkenny and a depot in Killybegs, they were so far ahead of the times. They began selling gasoline & lubricating oils to the motor industry, the farming industry and to the fishing industry.Today their services and supplies extend far beyond Home Heating Oil. Supplying Commercial Fuel for trucks, buses, plants & machinery, Retail Fuel for service stations across Donegal, Agricultural Oil & Tractor Diesel, Marine Oil for the Marine Fuel market with a 24/7 service available from their depot in Killybegs, and Lubricant Oils for any type of machinery.Currently employing more than 100 staff, they are trusted by thousands of customers in Donegal to deliver Topaz quality guaranteed fuel and home heating oil at competitive prices and they provide an excellent customer and delivery service to the Domestic, Agricultural, Retail, Commercial & Marine Industries. With strategically located depots at Letterkenny, Killybegs and Falcarragh they deliver almost everywhere in County Donegal. Just this month they officially launched their Corporate Social Responsibility Platform “ Team Donegal Oil” which was the brainchild of current Managing Director Arthur McMahon.Arthur’s vision is to promote & develop a culture of Health & Well-Being throughout the local community in County Donegal by encouraging individuals to “Have a Go” at Outdoor Activities. This unique iniatiative will also partner with charities looking for a platform to increase awareness or raise funds.Excellence in Business Practice and Excellence in Corporate Social Responsibility is the core of Donegal Oil Company’s next 10 year business and expansion plan and that was evident Donegal Oil Company won the “Business Excellence Award” at the Letterkenny Chamber & Donegal News Annual Business Awards at the end of 2016.The vision of current Managing Director, Arthur McMahon, grandson of the founder, has been the driving force behind increasing profile for the company, Donegal Oil Company have become increasingly more involved with the local communities throughout the county and the entire team at Donegal Oil Company strive to ensure that they continue to provide the excellent service for their valued customers.Arthur last year launched a FREE online quotation & ordering website and has embraced the digital media age. He is delighted that along with his staff, they are continuing to provide a first class, quick & easy service for their customers which is paramount in today’s busy world.To celebrate their Businesss Excellence Award along with a double celebration of 63 years in business they are giving all their customers a €15 discount off Home Heating Oil Order, valid until Tuesday 31st January 2017 ONLY! To claim your Home Heating Oil Discount all you have to do is visit and you will see all the details there on how to claim your discount.Donegal Oil Company would like to take this opportunity to thank all of their customers and staff over the past 63 years for their support.Fancy a super discount on home heating oil from Donegal Oil Company? was last modified: January 24th, 2017 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:DiscountDonegal Oil Companylast_img read more

Chorale plans madrigal feast as fundraiser

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card The ticket price may seem steep at $100 per person, Klahs said, but the event is the chorale’s main fundraiser for the year. Madrigals originated in 16th century Italy and were performed by small groups of unaccompanied voices, usually singing themes of love or nature. English composers later adapted the form, and since then madrigals have been associated with feasting and holiday revelry. The chorale will re-create the Renaissance feast in the great “baronial hall” also known as the Santa Clarita Activities Center. The bill of fare includes appetizers of chicken liver pate with calvados and hazelnuts, tomato and aged cheddar canapes, Old English spiced beef roast with assorted mustards, potatoes a la maitre d’hotel, roasted vegetables, and trifle, along with coffee, tea, and wine. Banquet revelers will be greeted by the jester before the entertainment begins. The wacky masque du jour takes off in several comedic directions at once as a motley troupe of actors tries to imitate a cast of thousands. To help pull this off, one character actually plays the parts of a father and a stepmother at the same time, wearing one costume in front and another on her back side. Each time the other character speaks, the actor turns around, so as the dialogue speeds up, so do her rotations. SANTA CLARITA – The Santa Clarita Master Chorale will present a re-creation of a 16th century royal banquet Saturday to raise money for future performances. The Midwinter Madrigal Feast will feature the farcical enactment of “Handel and Gretzky: A Tale of Two Kiddies,” presented by an assortment of dancers, troubadours and the Beverly Hills Players. The midwinter event is an opportunity for the community to show its support for fine arts in Santa Clarita, said Sherry Klahs, chief executive officer of the chorale’s board of directors. “For nearly seven years, the nonprofit Master Chorale has provided Santa Clarita with the finest in choral music,” Klahs said. The play, or masque, includes audience involvement, surprising sound effects and fast-paced dialogue, with singers performing authentic madrigals. An opportunity drawing is also planned for the evening, with drawings for numerous gift baskets. The grand prize is a seven-day Holland America Cruise. Tickets for the drawing are $50 and just 150 will be sold. The Midwinter Madrigal Feast will take place at 6:30 p.m. in the city Activities Center, 20800 Center Point Parkway, Santa Clarita. Individual tickets are $100, or preferred tables for eight are available for $1,000. Tickets may be purchased by telephone or mail order. Order forms are available on the chorale’s Web site, For information, call the chorale office at (661) 254-8886 or write to Santa Clarita Master Chorale, P.O. Box 800459, Santa Clarita, CA 91380-0459.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


first_imgSWDCPL has organised the following courses for the Unemployed.Safe Pass:Course Date – Saturday 23rd August 2014 in the Niall Mór Centre, Killybegs Manual Handling and Abrasive Wheels TrainingManual Handling 1/2 day afternoonAbrasive Wheels Training – 1/2 day afternoonDate: Saturday 30th August 2014 Please contact Niall Mór Centre if your interested on: 07497 41863 or Dept Social Protection on 07497 40068 or email: southwestdonegalcdp1@gmail.comTo avail of this free course all participants must be in receipt of social welfare payment.Lynda Gregg Yoga Thursday 14th and Friday 15th August 2014 at the Centre if your interested in these classes call 07497 41863Cooking Classes – BBQ, Salads, Marinating, HygieneTuesday 19th & Wednesday 20th August 2014 Tuesday 26th & Wednesday 27th August 201411.00am – 1.00pm at the Niall Mór Centre €30.00 for 4 Classes.To book your place call 07497 41863Art Classes for beginners and improvers starting August 2014 if your interested call Laura on 07497 41863 or email DD LOCAL: SAFE PASS COURSE FOR UNEMPLOYED NEXT MONTH AT NIALL MÓR CENTRE, KILLYBEGS was last modified: July 28th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:FeaturesnewsNoticeslast_img read more

Absa in Barclays Africa franchise deal

first_img26 February 2013South African bank Absa is to step up its African expansion following shareholder approval for an R18.3-billion deal to combine with Barclays Africa, enabling it to start serving 14.4-million customers across 10 countries on the continent.The deal will see Absa Group Limited combine with Barclays Africa and change the name of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange-listed company to Barclays Africa Group Limited in order to illustrate the “enlarged nature of the business”, the firm said in a statement following the shareholders’ vote on Monday.“This is an exciting and transformational deal that will create a high quality franchise in Africa with a leading network of more than 1 300 outlets and 10 400 [automated teller machines] across 10 countries,” said Absa Group chief executive Maria Ramos.“The vote of confidence from Absa’s independent shareholders is an important milestone in our journey towards becoming the ‘go-to’ bank across Africa.”The deal also got the green light from South Africa’s biggest institutional investor, the Public Investment Corporation (PIC).The PIC is owned by the South African government, with Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan as its shareholder representative; it was established in 1911 and has become one of the continent’s largest investment managers, investing funds on behalf of public sector organisations and representing over R1.17-trillion in assets.The PIC said the deal, worth R18.3-billion, afforded the bank the chance to diversify its income outside of the South African market. “We support the deal primarily because this provides Absa with an immediate exposure to a higher growth trajectory market,” it said.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Start Living the Dream

first_imgI took two of my three children to lunch today. As we were greeted at the desk, I asked the young man, “How are you today?” He replied, “Living the dream.” But it was clear from the look on his face and his tone of voice that he was anything but living the dream.That attitude is a mistake. And I’m not talking about the impact of that remark on the customer experience, that goes without saying.The snarky, living the dream, attitude betrays a mindset. It suggests that what you’re doing isn’t what you want to be doing. It suggests that you would rather be somewhere else. When it’s applied to your work that suggests that you believe that what you’re doing isn’t valuable, that there is no honor in it, and that you can’t make a difference. It’s the mindset of cynicism, of mediocrity, of indifference.This mindset will ruin your results and ensure that you don’t ever “live your dream.”The words that come out of your mouth betray your attitude. Your attitude betrays your beliefs. Your beliefs betray your actions. And your actions become your results. You are always brainwashing yourself, and you are far better off brainwashing yourself with something positive.If you are not living your dream, I can tell you what the one thing standing between you and that dream is: your lack of resourcefulness.It may take you weeks, months, years, or decades to get there. But you won’t get there without the mindset that everything you do is moving you closer to that dream. There isn’t any reason not to adopt that mindset, and there isn’t any reason not to bring your very best self to every endeavor.Be careful what you repeat to yourself (and others) over and over again. When said with emotion, even the emotion of snark, it eventually becomes true. Get the Free eBook! Want to master cold calling? Download my free eBook! Many would have you believe that cold calling is dead, but the successful have no fear of the phone; they use it to outproduce their competitors. Download Nowlast_img read more