Big Bam Ski Hill could possibly open for the season Sunday

first_imgTAYLOR, B.C. – After not opening for an entire season due to last winter’s near-record El Nino, the Big Bam Ski Hill could be opening for the season as early as this weekend.Ski Hill president Jody Mather says that he and other ski hill personnel will be going to check on the state of the hill, including its snow pack on Saturday morning. Mather says that after checking on the snow base, as well as the hill’s recently acquired snowmaking equipment, operators will post on social media whether or not they will be opening this weekend.Mather says that if measurements on the hill turn out positive tomorrow, the ski hill will be open starting Sunday from noon to 5:00 p.m.- Advertisement –last_img

Search for missing swimmer done for Today

first_imgThe search for a missing swimmer has wrapped up for today.North Peace Search and Rescue will finish up there search for a missing swimmer by 10pm tonight.The swimmer is believed to have been swept away by the current as he swam with friends in the Pine River. The accident occured today around 2pm when a group of people where swimming in the Pine River near the junction with the Peace River.- Advertisement -North Peace Search and Rescue with the help of the Taylor Fire Department and the Fort St. John RCMP started the search for the missing man. A helicopter and several river boats where used in the search.The search will resume tomorrow morning. This Pine and Peace River are running at high levels at the moment and the currents are extremely strong. Anyone using the rivers around Fort St. John and the North Peace should use extreme caution.last_img read more

Gaming Authority gets on board with Guinness Cage

first_imgWith the growing need to build cohesion among our communities and to foster better understanding among residents, the Three Peat Promotions’ Guinness Cage Competition dubbed “East Coast Best versus the Rest” is expected to provide the platform to achieve these goals.In order to accomplish these objectives, sport has been earmarked as one of the vehicles to do so, and members of the corporate community are leading the way through their support for the initiative.On Monday, during a simple ceremony that was conducted at the entity’s location on South Road, the Gaming Authority added its name to the list of sponsors in support of the Three Peat Promotions’ Guinness Cage Competition.Gaming Authority Compliance Officer Towana Whinfield handed over a cheque for an undisclosed sum to Three Peat Promotions’ Rawle Welch, as part of the entity’sThree Peat Promotions’ Rawle Welch accepts the sponsorship cheque from Gaming Authority Compliance Officer Towana Whinfieldcontribution to the event.Welch, in his remarks, thanked the Authority for its timely support, adding that the contribution’s significance cannot be undervalued, especially at a time when there is an overwhelming cry for unity, peace, and love among communities.The competition is set to kick off this evening, at the Haslington Market Tarmac from 19:00h.The remaining playing days of the five-day tournament are August 11, 18, and 25 and September 1, at the same venue.Welch expressed his gratitude to the Authority for its significant support at the Promotions’ first call, adding that it signals the seriousness of the organisation in helping to develop sports and cohesion among the various communities that the participating teams are coming from.Among the other entities who have pledged their support are: Banks DIH under its Guinness and Power Wine brands; Clarks footwear giants Chetsons; E-Networks Inc; KSM Investments; Yhip’s Bakery; Brass Aluminium & Cast Iron Foundry (BACIF); Ray’s Auto Sales; YK Investments; Trophy Stall; Express Shipping; Woodpecker Products; National Sports Commission; C Division of the Guyana Police Force; Jai Signs & Auto Designs; Julius Variety Store and C & C Prestigious Styles.last_img read more

Volunteers needed to help build playground

first_imgTORRANCE BARTLETT SENIOR CENTER WHAT: Activities include games, exercise, dances and more. WHERE: 1318 Cravens Ave., Torrance. WHEN: Open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday; 12:30 to 4p.m. Sundays. INFORMATION: Call 310-320-5918. Nutrition WHAT: The Bartlett Cafe, featuring home-cooked meals prepared by a chef. WHERE: 1318 Cravens Ave. Torrance. WHEN: 11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday. INFORMATION: $2. Call 310-320-5918 for reservations and menu information. WHAT: Lite aerobic exercise class. WHERE: 1318 Cravens Ave., Torrance. WHEN: 8:10 to 9:10 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. INFORMATION: Call 310-320-5918. Services WHAT: Free legal advice. WHERE: 1318 Cravens Ave., Torrance. WHEN: Call for appointment. INFORMATION: Call 310-320-5918 to make an appointment. WHAT: Focal Point on Aging is an information and referral program where older adults, caregivers and families can obtain access to a full range of available services, including transportation, housing and Meals-on-Wheels. WHERE: Russ Nolte Annex, 1339 Post Ave., next to the Bartlett Center. WHEN: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. INFORMATION: No appointment necessary. Call 310-320-1300. HERMA TILLIM CENTER WHAT: Pinochle, canasta and table games. WHERE: 3614 Artesia Blvd., Torrance. WHEN: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday. Classes WHAT: Crafts (with instructions). WHERE: 3614 Artesia Blvd., Torrance. WHEN: 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays. WHAT: Dancercise with Richard Simmons video. WHERE: 3614 Artesia Blvd., Torrance. WHEN: 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Thursdays. INFORMATION: Call 310-329-1889 for information on the above classes. Fun and Games WHAT: Bridge games. WHEN: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays. WHAT: Pinochle, Canasta and other table games. WHEN: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays. WHAT: Bingo games. WHEN: Noon to 3 p.m. Thursdays. INFORMATION: Bring a canned good or nonperishable item worth about 50 cents. WHERE: Games are at 3614 Artesia Blvd., Torrance. INFORMATION: Call 310-329-1889. WHAT: Tillim movie matinee. WHERE: 3614 Artesia Blvd., Torrance. WHEN: 12:30 p.m. the first Wednesday of the month. INFORMATION: Call 310-329-1889. LITTLE COMPANY OF MARY HOSPITAL Resources/Services WHAT: HICAP MediCare insurance consultation, providing free counseling on insurance matters related to MediCare by trained and certified volunteers. WHERE: 4101 Torrance Blvd., Torrance. WHEN: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursdays. INFORMATION: Call 310-540-7676. CITY OF TORRANCE HELP Classes WHAT: “Life Planning for Grown-Ups” series offered by HELP, the nonprofit eldercare organization. Subjects include “Who’s In Charge?”; “You Can’t Take It With You” (second of 2 parts); “Long-Term Care Choices, Costs and Challenges” (2 parts). WHERE: Katy Geissert Civic Center Library community meeting room, 3301 Torrance Blvd., Torrance. WHEN: 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Oct. 16. INFORMATION: Call 310-618-5889 for reservations. Suggested donation is $10 per person per class. Upcoming Trips WHAT: Celebrity Homes Tour. See more than 40 stars’ homes in this narrated tour. After the tour, the group will go to Farmers Market and The Grove. WHERE: Exclusive neighborhoods throughout Los Angeles. WHEN: Bus departs Wilson Park, 2200 Crenshaw Blvd., at 8:30 a.m. Nov. 14 and returns about 4 p.m. INFORMATION: Cost is $68 per person. Call 310-329-1889 or 310-327-5452 to register. WHAT: Christmas in Cambria, featuring a tour of Hearst Castle followed by holiday shopping and the shops and galleries. WHERE: Bus departs from Wilson Park, 2200 Crenshaw Blvd. WHEN: Bus departs at 8 a.m. Dec. 3 and returns at approximately 4 p.m. Dec. 4. INFORMATION: Cost is $240 per person double occupancy or $300/single. Call 310-329-1889 or 310-327-5452 to register. TORRANCE ADULT EDUCATION Older Adult Program WHAT: Classes include physical and mental fitness, fine and applied arts, memoir writing, caregiver’s education. WHERE: J.H. Hull Adult Center, 2080 W. 231st St., Torrance. WHEN: Various times. INFORMATION: Call 310-972-6500, Ext. 8200. Adults with Disabilities WHAT: Program includes a class on independent living skills: stroke; and physical exercise, re-education and communication skills. WHERE: J.H. Hull Adult Center, 2080 W. 231st St., Torrance. WHEN: 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays. INFORMATION: Call 310-972-6500, Ext. 8200. WESTCHESTER WESTCHESTER-EMERSON COMMUNITY ADULT SCHOOL Classes WHAT: Physical Fitness for Older Adults. WHERE: Westchester Senior Center, 8740 Lincoln Blvd. WHEN: 10 a.m. to noon Mondays. INFORMATION: Free. Call 310-258-2000. WHAT: Commercial Acting for Older Adults. WHERE: Westchester Senior Center, 8740 Lincoln Blvd. WHEN: 1 to 4 p.m. Mondays. INFORMATION: $6 materials fee/semester. Call 310-258-2000. WHAT: Physical Fitness for Older Adults. WHERE: Westchester Recreation Center, 7000 W. Manchester Ave., Westchester. WHEN: 9:15 to 11:15 a.m. Tuesdays. INFORMATION: Free. Call 310-258-2000. WILMINGTON HARBOR CLUB WHAT: Activities include trips, dances, and raffles. WHERE: 1371 Eubank Ave., Wilmington. WHEN: 10:30 a.m. Mondays. INFORMATION: $20 annual membership fee. Call Jack Rubio at 310-830-7629. WILHALL SENIORS WHAT: Membership enrollment now open. The club offers travel, monthly Latino dances, dinner dances and many special events. WHERE: Wilhall Recreation Center, 325 Neptune Ave., Wilmington. WHEN: 10 a.m. Thursdays. INFORMATION: Call Mary Ann Reyes at 310-835-1281 for more details. BANNING MANOR SENIOR CLUB WHAT: Club has monthly trips, potlucks, birthday celebrations and social activities. WHERE: Banning Recreation Center, 1331 Eubank St., Wilmington. WHEN: 10:30 a.m. to noon Mondays. INFORMATION: Membership open to all seniors. Call 310-835-9628 or 310-834-0857. SUNSHINE SENIORS WHAT: Club offers bingo after meetings, fun trips, and Sunday dancing. WHERE: 1130 Anaheim St., (VFW Room), Wilmington. WHEN: 1 to 4 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of the month. INFORMATION: Club membership open all year. Call 310-543-2870. Upcoming trips WHAT: East Los Angeles Tamale Festival. WHEN: Nov. 10. WHERE: Buses depart from the Metro lot at the corner of Pacific Coast Highway and Figueroa Street in Wilmington. INFORMATION: Call Bette King at 310-543-2870. WILMINGTON ADULT DAY CARE WHAT: Community Caregiver support group. WHERE: 1148 N. Avalon Blvd., Wilmington. WHEN: 6 to 8 p.m. the third Wednesday of the month. INFORMATION: Call 310-856-3520. -Sandy Gerety Due to space constraints, cities appear on a rotating basis. Send items for Senior Calendar at least two weeks in advance, to South Bay Senior Services, 2510 W. 237th St., Suite 204, Torrance, CA 90505, call 310-325-2141 or fax to 310-325-5408. Items must be of general interest and open to the public. Items sent directly to the Daily Breeze will not be included. 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

Palmdale success is about defense

first_img Palmdale is 11-0-3 after its elimination on penalty kicks in last week’s Hart of Newhall tournament semifinals. It was the second time this season the Falcons lost a tournament semifinal on penalty kicks. No surprise: Palmdale’s impressive start wasn’t anticipated from the team that finished near the bottom of last year’s Golden League standings, but the Falcons aren’t among the surprised. “I met them over the summer,” said Cline, a first-year coach. “I thought we’d do just fine. I saw they could play, and they’ve really picked up on things.” Many of Palmdale’s players spent the summer playing in an indoor soccer league, winning the title. They are hoping for another title during the high school season after failing to qualify for playoffs last year. Hart breaker: Quartz Hill (4-2-4) showed it is capable of playing with the best, upsetting Hart 3-2 in the Hart tournament quarterfinals. The loss was only the second of the season for the Indians (11-2-0), who were among the tournament title favorites. Although its high-scoring attack gets most of the attention, the Palmdale High boys’ soccer team credits its defense for its success. The Falcons enter today’s Golden League opener against Lancaster with eight shutouts, and they posted six in a row at one point. “Not singling anyone out, the defense all together has been doing really well,” Falcons coach Jarrod Cline said. “The defense is really good. We’ve been scoring a lot, but the defense gives the forwards and midfield more chances to get the attack going.” Center midfielders Brandon Afaro and Carlos Aguilar are have been pivotal, contributing offensively and defensively. Forward Jose Garay is the leading scorer, with 19 goals. Just as notable, Quartz Hill shut down Hart scoring machine Matt Valaika, who has 25 goals in 13 games and had combined for seven goals in two games the day before facing the Rebels. Quartz Hill was eliminated in the semifinals by Hart’s Foothill League rival Saugus. Highland riding high: Of six Golden League teams that began league play Wednesday, Highland was the only winner. The visiting Bulldogs dominated Antelope Valley 6-0. Highland senior forward Robby Gonzalaez scored three goals, and teammate Sharif Khatib provided two goals and two assists. The Bulldogs (6-4-1) could use some of that offense again tonight when they have a big game at Quartz Hill. The Rebels are coming off a scoreless tie against defending league champion Littlerock. In Wednesday’s other opener, Lancaster and Knight tied 1-1. Heather Gripp, (818) 713-3607 heather.gripp@dailynews.com 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

Job Vacancy: Experienced HGV Driver sought by DM Waste

first_imgJob Vacancy: DM Waste based in Letterkenny, Co. Donegal are now recruiting for experienced HGV driver in their waste/recycling division The current vacancy is on full-time basis.The role entails commercial and household bin collections. The requirement for the role is as follows:> Over 25 years of age> Full clean class C Driving License > Minimum three years HGV driving experience > Up to date driver’s CPC Card> Excellent written and spoken English > Good communication skills> Safe Pass / Manual Handling / good knowledge of local area an advantageTo apply please forward a CV to DM Waste, Labbadish, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal. F92 PK53 or Email: info@dmwaste.com Job Vacancy: Experienced HGV Driver sought by DM Waste was last modified: February 21st, 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:dm wastedriverHGVJob Vacancyletterkenny jobsmanualrecruitmentwaste/recyclinglast_img read more

DDTV: STRAMORE NATIONAL SCHOOL LAUNCH DONEGAL JERSEY DAY

first_imgTHE build-up to the Championship is already tense – and exciting. And the children of Stramore National School in leafy Glendowan have put together a brilliant song….all for a good cause.The county will be awash with green and gold on Friday the 24th of May as schools and businesses from tip to toe of the county are asked to don their Donegal jersey for a day in support of the 2013 Donegal GAA Senior Football Team Training Fund.Schools, companies, colleges, clubs and organisations are invited to join in on this county-wide event to add a splash of colour and fun to raising much needed funds for the sporting season ahead.Participants are asked to donate €2 to take part in what will be a great day enjoyed by all ages. “Donning your Donegal jersey for the day will be a great show of community support for Jim and the boys as they prepare for the Championship season ahead”, says County Chairman Sean Dunnion.“All donations made to the training fund will be greatly appreciated. So we invite you to ditch your shirt and tie for a day and share your true county colours with your fellow classmates, colleagues, family and friends”Alternatively if Friday May 24th does not suit, we ask organisations to host a ‘Wear Your County Colours Day’ at a more convenient date before the end of the month.For more information please contact Grace Boyle on 0868032954Now click to Play Stramore’s special video (no sign of teacher Frank McGlynn singing there!) DDTV: STRAMORE NATIONAL SCHOOL LAUNCH DONEGAL JERSEY DAY was last modified: May 2nd, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:DDTV: STRAMORE NATIONAL SCHOOL LAUNCH DONEGAL JERSEY DAYlast_img read more

Rangers once had to ‘doorstep’ superstar to destroy Chelsea transfer

first_img 3 3 Gascoigne joined Lazio from Tottenham for £5.5m in 1992, two years after lighting up Italia ’90 with his world class displays for England Each week, talkSPORT.com looks at transfers from years gone by; the deals that saw fans express delight in whatever the equivalent of a NSFW meme was at the time. Here, it’s the time Rangers beat Chelsea to the signing of Gazza.Back in 1995 Celtic and Rangers could still compete with Europe’s biggest clubs for football’s top names.So when it was rumoured that Paul Gascoigne, one of the best midfielders in the game, was going to call time on his career in Italy, the Glasgow club made their move. And he was right. Lazio received £4.3m and Gascoigne was a Ger, greeted by thousands outside Ibrox upon his arrival in July 1995.In total he scored 39 goals in 103 games during his time in Scotland, winning two league titles, the Scottish Cup and League Cup.But was a hero by his fourth league game when scored against Celtic in a 2-0 win and ended his first season by scoring a hat-trick against Aberdeen to secure the title.His second goal, to put Rangers 2-1 up after being 1-0 behind, combined a mixture of skill, strength and determination.Plus, had he not met Ally McCoist then football fans will never have known about the time Gazza broke into his Rangers’ team-mate’s house to make himself a sandwich. Rangers beat Chelsea to Gazza’s signature in 1995 and he lit up Ibrox center_img “I said ‘I’m here to get you to sign for Rangers’ and he said ‘okay’.Chelsea, though, were also plotting their move at a time when the club’s board were trying to enhance the image of the club in Europe. The Blues snapped up Ruud Gullit and thought Gazza would further boost them.And despite the injury problems that followed him from Tottenham to Lazio combined with the wages a player of his stature could command, manager Glenn Hoddle thought it was a risk worth taking. If the midfielder was returning to England, they were sure it would be to Chelsea.Smith even thinks the player’s agents at the time wanted him to go to England.However, Chelsea’s then chief executive Colin Hutchinson told the Official Biography of Chelsea: “[Gazza] listened to what Glenn had to say about football and he was his usual jocular self. He was fine, but it was always very clear to us that while he was joking and he was polite it was really sorted that he was going to Rangers.” His time in Rome, though, was hampered by injury and in his three years as a Lazio player could only manage 41 appearance, yet he was idolised by supporters Manager Walter Smith had read the reports and quickly explained to his chairman, David Murray, the chance Rangers had to steal a march on their rivals, no doubt telling him this was someone you’d pay to watch train – a man Sir Alex Ferguson was gutted not to have.“I said, ‘Look, we’ve got an opportunity here.’ Then, Rangers and Celtic could still compete (with English clubs for players). The chairman got in touch with the president at Lazio,” Smith told The Scotsman.“It was the end of the season so I got on a flight to Rome, the people at Lazio gave me his address. He stayed in the hills outside Rome. I just got a taxi and went up and doorstepped him. 3last_img read more

DANIEL LIGHTS UP DUNGLOE – IN PICTURES!

first_imgPictures by kind permission of Eoin McGarvey Photography.DANIEL LIGHTS UP DUNGLOE – IN PICTURES! was last modified: December 4th, 2011 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:Christmas lightsdaniel o’donnelldungloelast_img

MAJOR REFURBISHMENT OF ST.EUNAN’S COLLEGE GETS GREEN LIGHT

first_imgA major refurbishment project is to go ahead at St Eunan’s College in Letterkenny.Fine Gael TD Joe McHugh has confirmed that the Government has given approval for a very substantial refurbishment project to go ahead at the well-known school.Deputy McHugh said “The Department of Education has sanctioned a major refurbishment project for St Eunan’s College in Letterkenny, which will address structural and facilities deficiencies in the school building. “Funding has been secured for major refurbishment to a section of a part of the school to allow for new accommodation for classes.Deputy Joe McHugh“The project will also involve roof repairs and installation of a dust extraction system. There is also funding for science room fittings and installation of fire alarms,” he said.Deputy McHugh says he been working consistently with St. Eunan’s College for more than two years to address the accommodation issues there.“I would like to compliment School Principal Mr Chris Darby and the Board of Management on a very professional approach. “This funding will not address all of the school’s accommodation needs, but it will be a substantial refurbishment project, and a major step forward.”The school is still at the centre of a planning stand-off with local residents over plans to erect an extension to the college.MAJOR REFURBISHMENT OF ST.EUNAN’S COLLEGE GETS GREEN LIGHT was last modified: July 15th, 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:deputy joe mchughSt.Eunan’s Collegelast_img read more