Couples, Gran Bahia in big Sandals BH football final clash

first_imgFootball fans are in for a treat as the curtain comes down on the Sandals Resorts International-sponsored St Ann-St Mary Business House football competition at Drax Hall today. The title match will feature a clash of the two heavyweights and the last two unbeaten teams: defending champions Couples Tower Isle, and title aspirants Gran Bahia Principe. Match time for the feature is 6 p.m., with St Ann Development Company (SADCo) and North East Regional Health Authority (NERHA) in the third-place play-off game at the same venue, starting at 4 p.m. Couples enter the final on a high, scoring 36 goals so far, while conceding just four. They have the most high-powered offence in the league and have looked unstoppable all season. With Mauracio Gordon, Gregory Tate, Dwayne Silvera and Carlos Smith, they have a core that’s the envy of the league. Tate and Gordon, in particular, have the potential to unlock any defence. The Gran Bahia defenders will have their hands full all evening staving of attack after attack. Both teams reached the finals in contrasting style. The champs hammered NERHA 4-1 in their semi-final clash, while Gran Bahai edged a fighting SADCo, 2-1. Gran Bahai will be looking to Kirk Ramsay, the man many believe to be the best forward in St Ann. Ramsay, however, has not been finding the net with regularity, but has the potential to explode at any time. Devon Ward, veteran member of the Gran Bahia team, is confident his team will win. “I know Couples have been playing well all season and we respect them, but we believe in our team and we have some great players. We know the game of football and we are ready,” Ward noted. NERHA hammeredlast_img read more

Houston teams, athletes offer support after school shooting

first_imgMOST READ The shooting in Santa Fe, which is about 30 miles from downtown Houston, comes after 17 people were killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, in February.Houston Astros manager A.J. Hinch, who has two school-aged daughters and was with the Astros at training camp in Florida at the time of the Marjory Stoneman shooting, expressed anger that these shootings continue to occur.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownHe says: “It’s heartbreaking, another senseless act of violence in our schools. We’ll copy/paste this answer for the next time something happens because we feel like there’s something happening on a routine basis that’s idiotic and terrible and miserable. I hope we can somehow find a way to get past it for one, offer our condolences to the people affected and more importantly figure out a way to stop this madness.”The Astros issued a statement Friday offering prayers to those affected by the shooting. They added that they’d hold a moment of silence in their honor before Friday night’s game against Cleveland and that the Texas flags at Minute Maid Park would be flown at half-staff. Astros pitcher Lance McCullers, who said he is working on a plan to help a student who was among the 10 people wounded in the attack, says something has to change to stop this from happening again.He says: “I just feel like there’s got to be some sort of solution. My heart goes out to the families and the kids who shouldn’t even have to worry about something like that.”The Houston Texans also issued a statement sending condolences to the victims and thanking first responders and law enforcement who helped in the wake of the attack.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Houston Rockets guard Chris Paul, right, watches from the sidelines during the first half in Game 5 of an NBA basketball second-round playoff series against the Utah Jazz, Tuesday, May 8, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)HOUSTON — Rockets star Chris Paul is among many in the Houston sports world offering condolences to the families affected by an area school shooting that left 10 people dead.Paul says: “It’s tough, man. It’s scary that that’s become the norm here. We’ve got to do something about it.”ADVERTISEMENT Nadal and Djokovic to renew rivalry in Italian Open semis Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

PH determined to surpass one gold medal finish in 2014 Asian Games

first_imgCarpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins View comments Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Anything better than the previous performance of the Philippines in the Asian Games can be considered an achievement for the national team.Coming off from a single gold medal in the 2014 Incheon Games, Philippine chef de mission Richard Gomez said Filipino athletes bound for the 18th edition of the continental sportsfest in Indonesia would be all out in surpassing that output.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal “We know very well that the level of competition in the Asian Games is very high. It’s the second largest multisport event in the world, next to the Olympics,’’ said Gomez.“If we can win a few gold medals then that would be a big accomplishment for the national team,’’ said the famed actor-sportsman and president of the Philippine Fencing Association.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’According to Gomez, Filipino athletes from combat sports have a high probability of landing the gold, specifically jiujitsu, taekwondo, judo and boxing.“They’re doing well based on their international exposures and training. We’ll see,’’ said Gomez. MOST READ The Philippines captured only one gold medal in 2014 courtesy of BMX rider Daniel Caluag, who will be back to defend his title during the Aug. 18-Sept. 2 Games set in the cities of Jakarta and Palembang.“The wish of every (Philippine Olympic Committee) leader is to perform better than the last. We’re just hoping and praying that we will have a great performance in the coming Games,’’ said Gomez.“It will be painful if we don’t a have gold, so anything better than one gold is definitely better than the last,’’ he added.ADVERTISEMENT For Arwind Santos, boos from Ginebra fans mean ‘I love you’ Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’last_img read more

Tottenham’s Son avoids military duty with Asian Games gold

first_imgView comments South Korea’s Son Heung-min celebrates after winning Japan during the soccer men’s gold medal match at the 18th Asian Games in Bogor, Indonesia, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)JAKARTA, Indonesia — Tottenham forward Son Heung-min will get to skip military service.Son avoided the service obligation when South Korea defeated Japan 2-1 in the Asian Games soccer final on Saturday.ADVERTISEMENT With the match in extra time after 0-0 in regulation, Son got the break he wanted from teammate Lee Seung-woo.In the 93rd minute, Son broke toward the middle and shuffled a pass to Lee, who drove the ball with his left foot into the top of the net. He immediately posed atop signage beside the field, celebrating his minute of glory.South Korea clinched it eight minutes later on a leaping header inside the far post from Hwang Hee-chan. The 101st-minute goal prompted Son to embrace South Korea coach Kim Hak-bum on the sidelines.Japan’s Ayase Ueda scored on a header with five minutes left to make it close.South Korea had 65 percent of the possession in regulation time, and had a wide edge in shots, and shots on goal.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal SEA Games: Centeno tops Amit for gold anew as Filipinas end up 1-2 in 10-ball PLAY LIST 02:35SEA Games: Centeno tops Amit for gold anew as Filipinas end up 1-2 in 10-ball01:38SEA Games 2019: Filipina fencers bag gold medal in team epee02:10SEA Games 2019: Didal collects 2nd skateboard gold02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award The South Korean government rewards holders of Asian Games gold medals and all Olympic medals with the exemption. Military service is compulsory for South Korean males, and Son would have faced at least 21 months of service and the loss of millions in income.Son had a hand in both goals, and ran wildly around the field at the end, hugging teammates while hundreds of South Korea flags were whipped about in the stands.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’He was thanked Tottenham for allowing him to play in Indonesia, where he captained South Korea.“I feel great, feel unbelievable, feel amazing,” he said. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Peza offers relief to ecozone firmscenter_img Son almost got the winning goal himself, but his shot just seconds into extra time sailed inches wide of the far post.Saturday was the last full day of competition at the Asian Games with only one medal event on Sunday — mixed triathlon. The closing ceremony is also on Sunday.China, Japan and South Korea — as always — dominated. But several other nations closed ground slowly, making the Big Three not quite as dominant.China had 289 overall, with 132 gold, 92 silver and 65 bronze. Japan won 204 (74-56-74) and South Korea had 176 (49-57-70). They were followed in the gold-medal ranking order by: Indonesia (31), Uzbekistan (21), Iran (20) and Taiwan (17). India and Kazakhstan each had 15.Japan came up short as South Korea won gold in baseball with a 3-0 victory. In the bronze medal game, Taiwan pummeled China 10-0.China won women’s basketball, defeating the combined Koreas team 71-65. Shao Ting topped China’s scorers with 17 points. Lim Yunghui was the top Korean scorer with 24. Park Ji-su had 15.“I still believe that we could have gotten a gold medal if we had enough practice time,” Park, the WNBA star, said through an interpreter. “We just trained as a combined team for a month.”The women’s squad included nine South Koreans and three from North Korea.Dragon boat races also delivered a gold medal and two bronzes for the combined Koreas teams — the feel-good story of the Asian Games.China’s men’s basketball team also took gold, defeating Iran 84-72. Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ MOST READ Bracket busted: 10 of top 13 women’s seeds gone at US Open ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins As expected, China swept all five gold medals in table tennis, including the two all-China singles finals on Saturday.Fan Zhendong defeated Lin Gaoyuan in the men’s final, and for the women Chen Meng beat Wang Manyu.China beat Thailand 3-0 in the women’s volleyball final, and on the men’s side Iran defeated South Korea 3-0.Kazakhstan defeated Japan 8-7 to take the men’s gold in water polo.Japan beat China 7-5 to take gold in women’s rugby sevens, and Hong Kong won gold in the men’s version, beating Japan 14-0.Japan defeated Malaysia in men’s field hockey, winning a shootout 3-1 after the match was tied 6-6.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs LATEST STORIES DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced last_img read more

Milos Raonic ends lucky loser’s run at Indian Wells

first_img“I played the best I could here,” she said.But Williams hasn’t made it farther than the quarterfinals at any Premier Mandatory or Grand Slam tourney since last year’s BNP Paribas Open. Until Kerber stopped her, Williams had won four matches in a row for the first time since last year in the desert.Bencic was pushed to three sets for the first time in four matches at the tournament. She was coming off a straight-set upset of defending champion and top-ranked Naomi Osaka in the fourth round.Pliskova raced to 4-1 lead before wrapping up the second set. In the third, she overcame a break point to hold at 2-all but only won one more game the rest of the way.“Physically, it was tough somehow, and the wind didn’t help much,” Pliskova said. “So my serve was bad, my shots were bad.”Bencic improved to 18-3 this year. She won her third career title at Dubai last month and her first since 2015. The 22-year-old Swiss player missed five months in 2017 after wrist surgery.“When you’re confident, you can really just trust your instincts and you don’t have to think about it at all,” Bencic said. “I’m definitely playing how I feel it, and it’s going well so I’m not planning on changing that.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra View comments “I knew he had nothing to lose, and I had to be really disciplined with myself,” Raonic said.In January, Raonic beat Kecmanovic in straight sets on his way to the title at Brisbane in January.Belinda Bencic beat fifth-seeded Karolina Pliskova 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 to reach the semis, ensuring her return to the top 20 in the rankings.“I wouldn’t believe I win today again,” Bencic said. “I’m not going to the court with any expectation. I’m just trying to play. This is the mentality I have, and this is the mentality I’m going to keep having.”Bencic’s victory set up a semifinal against No. 8 seed Angelique Kerber, who beat error-prone Venus Williams 7-6 (3), 6-3 in a matchup of 30-somethings.Williams led 4-2 in the first set before Kerber won three straight games to go up 5-4. Kerber held to force the tiebreaker, which she dominated.It took Kerber several games in the opening set to get used to Williams’ changing tactics.“She changed the rhythm a little bit,” Kerber said. “Going for it when she put the lob ones and the high ones and the short ones. In the first set I was moving everywhere and when I have the chances to move her.”Williams fought off two break points to tie the second set 2-all before Kerber again won three games in a row for a 5-2 lead. She broke Williams in the match’s longest game that went to deuce five times when Williams’ forehand went wide.Williams alternately smacked winners from the baseline and sprayed shots beyond the lines. She had her right knee taped and didn’t appear to be moving with ease or serving with much pace. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Barcelona against haste of introducing bigger Club World Cup Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:04Maguindanao massacre case: Mangudadatu upbeat on conviction of perpetratotrs02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship historycenter_img Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? MOST READ Milos Raonic, of Canada, celebrates winning a point against Miomir Kecmanovic, of Serbia, at the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament Thursday, March 14, 2019, in Indian Wells, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)INDIAN WELLS, California— Milos Raonic made sure Miomir Kecmanovic’s good luck finally ran out at the BNP Paribas Open.Raonic beat the 19-year-old Serb 6-3, 6-4 on Thursday to reach the semifinals and improve to 19-4 at Indian Wells since 2014.ADVERTISEMENT Raonic fired 13 aces against no double faults in putting away Kecmanovic in 72 minutes on a sunny, windy and cool day in the Southern California desert.“Even when I was hitting the spots, I wasn’t hitting them that well,” Raonic said about his serving. “I think that can get better.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsHe’ll try to improve next against No. 7 Dominic Thiem, who advanced via walkover when No. 18 Gael Monfils announced on court that he couldn’t play because of a left Achilles injury.At 15-3 this year, Monfils was off to the best start of his career. But he was 0-4 against Thiem. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kecmanovic was the first lucky loser to reach the quarterfinals at the tournament since it became a Masters 1000 event in 1990. Ranked 130th in the world, the Serb lost in qualifying, but his fortune soon turned.Three seeded players withdrew before the tournament began, clearing the way for Kecmanovic to become a lucky loser and receive a first-round bye.The teenager certainly made the most of it. Kecmanovic got by three players, including 30th-seeded Laslo Djere, in straight sets to set up his second meeting with Raonic.That’s where Kecmanovic’s luck ended.Raonic won 88 percent of his first-serve points and saved all three break chances against him.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California collegelast_img read more

Taylor Speedway hosting first-ever Hit to Pass Races this weekend

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — The Taylor Speedway will be hosting its first-ever Hit to Pass races this Father’s Day weekend.Sam Hunt, who is originally from Victoria, says that he was inspired to bring the race format to the B.C. Peace after driving in other Hit to Pass races in the province. The race format, which is said to have originated at Langford’s Western Speedway near Victoria, is similar to a normal stock car race, except drivers must bump a vehicle in order to legally pass them.Beaumont explained that the racetrack used to host a Demolition Derby every Father’s Day weekend, but ended the event several years ago due to a lack of drivers. He says that the Hit to Pass format offers the best of both worlds, which should make for a more exciting event for spectators.- Advertisement -Hunt says that there are so far 12 confirmed drivers that will be competing in the races, though he explained that some drivers from other places such as Quesnel and Grande Prairie are waffling on coming, which would bring the total number to 16 if they turn up. The race format will see drivers compete in drag races that will culminate in a 4-car trophy race. After that, there will be up to eight heats of races, culminating in a main event races involving all of the registered cars. The points race will be tallied up at the end of the day on Sunday. Prizes of $2,000, $600, and $400 will be awarded to the Top 3 drivers at the end of the weekend.Hunt explained that with the additional races, the action will start earlier than usual on Saturday. The pits will be open to spectators beginning at around 1:00 p.m., with races beginning at 2:00 p.m. Sunday’s races will begin at the usual time: noon. Admission is $10, students and seniors pay $5, while kids 5 and under get in for free. The Speedway will also have a beer garden and concession open, along with free camping.last_img read more

Randle, Harris, Leask Jr. and Guard win back to back at Halfway River Rodeo

first_imgSaturday: Halle EasthopeSunday: Brook KosickAverage: Halle EasthopeJunior Steer:Saturday: Taylor JonesSunday:Average: Taylor JonesBreakaway Roping:Saturday: Wade RobertsSunday: Sam SmithAverage: Wade RobertsCow Riding:Saturday: Curtis HarrisSunday: Curtis HarrisAverage: Curtis HarrisDarelene Field Memorial Cow Riding:Saturday: Moira SerleSteer Wrestling:Advertisement Saturday: Chance BolinSunday: Colton CrookAverage: Chance BolinBull Riding: Saturday: Justin SiemensSunday: Denton SpiersAverage: Denton SpiersJunior Barrels:Saturday: Kali Clare-AtkingsSunday: Shelby CorrAverage: Kali Clare-AtkingsLadies Barrels:Saturday: Nicole GuardSunday: Nicole GuardAverage: Nicole GuardPeewee Barrels:Advertisement FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The 2018 Halfway River Valley Round Up Open Rodeo was held this weekend.The event saw a plethora of amateur athletes competing for belt buckles and a variety of prizes.Justin Randle, Curtis Harris, Mac Leask Jr and Nicole Guard won on both days for their respective events.- Advertisement -Winners from the rodeo are shown below:Bareback:Saturday: Justin RandleSunday: Justin RandleAverage: Justin RandleSaddle Bronc:Advertisementcenter_img Saturday: Mac Leask JrSunday: Mac Leask JrAverage: Mac Leask JrTie-Down Roping:Saturday: Ben JacksonSunday: Ingram PedersonAverage: Ben Jacksonlast_img read more

Loan write off, free tertiary education for all Guyanese – Ali

first_img…PPP outlines in manifestoAs the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) rolls out aspects of its manifesto for the upcoming elections, Presidential Candidate Irfaan Ali continues to highlight specific sectors – this time drawing focus on the education sector.PPP Presidential Candidate Irfaan AliHe pointed out that the policies in the education sector under the PPP Administration would be geared towards improved access, quality, affordability and preparing Guyanese students at the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) and Tertiary levels so as to ensure that they secure better-paying jobs in line with the requirement of the economy.“Consistent with these stated objectives, we would pursue several initiatives,” Ali asserted.Prominent among these, he added, would be the delivery of free education at the University of Guyana (UG) and enhanced access through the use of Information and Communications Technology (ICT).Previously, it was explained that fee university education would not be available from day one of a PPP Government but within two or three years as they work out the details of this policy initiative. The party had also announced plans to give out 20,000 online scholarships, which will help with private education, especially in courses that are not offered by UG.Adding to this, Ali outlined that a PPP Government will also peruse plans to have all outstanding loans written off. He noted that the party’s manifesto will detail policies to support these initiatives.“In addition, we recognise the role of the Private Sector in education, as such, we will be announcing measures that will see generous tax concessions given to private providers from nursery to tertiary levels including technical vocation,” he stated.The PPP Presidential Candidate went on to say that in order to address issues of affordability, quality and access, the party’s manifesto will detail a number of measures in this regard.These include the restoration of the “Because We Care Grant”; attention to nutrition through various initiatives such as hot meal programmes; providing required textbooks to school children; ensuring all school children have access to school uniforms, and improving educational facilities.Moreover, the PPP Administration will also establish special incentives for teachers and enhanced training and skill development opportunities; expand the use of ICT in education and thus ensure all Guyanese children and teachers have access to the infrastructure that will enable the use of ICT; enhance the focus on technical education and establish an online University.Additionally, Ali said they will also be reforming and strengthening the monitoring systems for school management at public and private levels.“These among other measures would ensure the delivery of quality education to our nation,” the Presidential Candidate stated.Ali has already started talking about policies his party will undertake in major sectors such as economic development, security, mining and forestry among others.Last month, PPP’s General Secretary Bharrat Jagdeo disclosed that the party’s elections manifesto is being rolled out in three phases.The first version of the manifesto will be in the form of posters circulating, containing some of the policies the party plans to institute immediately upon taking office. The second phase will be a more popular version of the manifesto, while the final version will be a detailed technical document.The manifesto, Jagdeo had said, will be launched closer to elections and will give people more insight into the party’s vision and policies for the future of the country and its people.Already, the PPP has published on its social media accounts several of these posters, outlining the removal of Value Added Tax (VAT) on key areas such as electricity, water and healthcare, as well as the reversal and/or reduction of taxes among other things.last_img read more

Outstanding youths

first_imgSummer registration is now open at the Boys & Girls Club. Programming will be offered Monday through Saturday at the main Clubhouse on Greenleaf Avenue. Call (562) 945-3787 to sign up children for the summer.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Anaya plans to further his education and continue his soccer career in college. “Gustavo is a perfect example of what it means to be a Boys & Girls Club member,” said Samantha Ridout, executive director. “Growing up in the Club, striving to do his best, making the right choices, and setting a positive example for his peers – these are the reasons Gustavo has earned this honor.” Also honored as Junior Youth of the Year was Augustina Cravero, 8, of Evergreen Elementary School. Another 22 youths were recognized for their positive attitudes, service to the community, and participation in Club activities. The students represented the following schools: Hoover, Evergreen, Jackson, Longfellow, and Nelson elementary schools; Graves, Dexter, East Whittier, and Edwards middle schools and Whittier High. The B.C. McCabe Foundation received a special award in recognition of its significant support of local youth. Foundation Trustee Jim Shepard accepted the award. Also honored for their generosity to the Club were Jay and Letti Hernandez; Larry and Carol Clanton; Dave and Emily Johnson; Don and Madeline Heimark; Rick & Diane Mazer, Erika Owens, Marjorie Eagle and Don and Georgenia Schmidt. WHITTIER – Gustavo Anaya, 18, a Whittier High School senior, has been named Youth of the Year by the Boys and Girls Club of Whittier. Anaya has been recognized as an Outstanding Member of the club for the past six consecutive years. Last year, he received the Charlie Coulter Service Award for his outstanding volunteer activities. The Boys & Girls Club of Whittier hosted its annual “Youth of the Year Banquet” on May 3 at Whittier’s Radisson Hotel. More than 200 people gathered to honor 25 Club kids selected by program staff as outstanding members for service to others, attitude and overall good sportsmanship. Anaya has been a member of the Club since he was seven, and has logged more service hours than any other member. At school, he is respected among his peers. He recently served as captain of the Whittier High varsity soccer team, and was selected by the Whittier Daily News as the Top Goalie in the Whittier area. last_img read more

Avalanche warning extended for many backcountry areas of B.C.

first_imgThe new warning applies to all recreational backcountry users and is in effect until Sunday January 4, 2015.“We had expected the problem layer to calm down by now but it’s still easily triggered,” said Senior Avalanche Forecaster James Floyer. “We have had numerous reports of skiers and snowmobilers involved in avalanches. Luckily there have been no fatalities, thanks to good self-rescue by the parties involved.”Avalanche Canada recommends backcountry users stay on simple, low-angle terrain; avoid large, steep slopes; minimize exposure to overhead hazard; avoid travelling where other users are on slopes above; and re-group in safe zones away from avalanche run-outs until conditions improve. If you do not have the training or experience to assess avalanche terrain and local conditions, it’s a good idea to recreate in areas where the avalanche risk is professionally managed.- Advertisement -All backcountry users must be equipped with essential avalanche safety equipment. Everyone in the party needs an avalanche transceiver, a probe and a shovel every day. It’s equally important that everyone has avalanche training and has practiced using this equipment. If an avalanche occurs, the rescue is up to you. There is no time to go for help.last_img read more