ICE bring gold home from Alberta

first_imgThe girls put forth a dominating effort in the Provincial’s Division 3, which included 26 other teams, winning a gold medal with an impressive record of seven wins and zero losses.In the Final match up, the ICE defeated the Rally from Taber, Alberta in two sets, thanks in large part to the ICE’s scorching serves.Following the championship, ICE members Jamie Lee and Jessica Maclean were named All-Stars.- Advertisement -After returning home with championship status, the team’s next task will be running a Mother’s Day fundraiser, selling flower pots outside of Dairy Queen Friday, May 11.last_img

Photos: San Francisco Giants’ Brandon Crawford’s Foothill High School days in Pleasanton

first_imgClick here if you’re unable to view the gallery on your mobile device.Once again we’ve dug into our photo archives, this time to take a look at San Francisco Giants’ Brandon Crawford’s high school sports career.Crawford was born in Mountain View, and lived with his family in Menlo Park before moving to Pleasanton for his elementary and high school years. He graduated from Foothill High School in 2005 and was three-sport athlete playing football, basketball and baseball.Crawford was selected …last_img

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first_imgDo you have your steering wheel turned in the right direction?Have you kept it that way long enough for the wheels to finally grab and begin to move you in the direction you want to go? Essential Reading! Get my first book: The Only Sale Guide You’ll Ever Need “The USA Today bestseller by the star sales speaker and author of The Sales Blog that reveals how all salespeople can attain huge sales success through strategies backed by extensive research and experience.” Buy Now Here in Ohio, we’ve had some snow and ice. Because I am teaching my two teenage daughters to drive, I want more snow and ice. The best way to learn how to drive in snow and ice is to go to a big open parking lot and slide around.When you are sliding on ice, it’s important to keep the wheel turned in the direction of your slide and your foot off the brake. It’s scary when you’re sliding until the wheels catch. You keep sliding for a while even though you are doing everything right.This is true in other areas of your life, too. In sales, you can be doing everything right and still not yet achieving the results you need. You are spending a third of your time prospecting. You are nurturing the relationships you need inside your dream client by feeding them value. You are following up consistently. Maybe you are even spending some time each week on your personal and professional development and improving your business acumen.Because you are sliding in the wrong direction, you might think you need to change everything, try something new, or do something that would seem to make more sense. A lot of the time, you just need to keep the wheel turned long enough to get some traction.This morning I received an email from a consultant who promises his clients “instant results.” Most of the results you want and need couldn’t be obtained instantly. You can’t get rich quick, and you can’t lose weight fast.Longer term, sustainable results are the results of doing the right thing, which always includes a few fundamentals that most people find unpleasant, over a long period of time.last_img read more

In Kashmir, Rakshaks are a cop’s best friend

first_imgThe contrast couldn’t be more incongruous. Affectionately referred to as ‘Rani’ and ‘Basanti’, there is nothing feminine about the the bullet-proof Rakshaks — specially designed vehicles by Mahindra Defence Systems for crowd control — that the Jammu and Kashmir police increasingly view as saviours amid a rising graph of protests this month.To express their gratitude to the vehicles that keep them safe amid a barrage of stones, grenades and other projectiles, many senior officers have posted pictures of the dented and battered vehicles on the social media after the demonstrations against the rape of a three-year-old girl in Bandipora earlier this month. Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), Ganderbal, Fayaz Ahmad Lone wrote: “One can understand the quantum of stone pelting we face.” SSP, Shopian, Shailendra Kumar Mishra, administering the most volatile district in south Kashmir, tweeted a picture of his battered but undeterred Rakshak. “Our trophy. It takes stones, bricks, petrol bombs, grenades, live fire, pipes, fruit carts, rods, and what not. The Rakshak vehicle is a true companion of the J&K Police,” he said. Sub-Divisional Police Officer Amran Farooq is among the officers who survived an attack of stone-throwing, thanks to the vehicle’s armoured plating by Plasan Sasa, a variety of steel fabricated in Israel. “It was during the post-Burhan Wani protests in 2016 that my Rakshak was stuck on an interior stretch in Anantnag, with stones raining from all sides. It was evening, the front lamps were damaged. The vehicle took stones for over two hours before we negotiated the huge logs and boulders blocking the road. It stood steady all this while,” he told The Hindu. Introduced in 2008 with just 100 vehicles, the Rakshak was improved after the 2016 street protests. The company claims the vehicle has withstood 41 live fire tests and a grenade explosion underneath it. The J&K police further modified the vehicle to meet local challenges — the head lamps were covered with wire mesh and the five firing ports and small bullet-roof windows were cushioned with fizz bottles and mesh “to recoil the stones thrown”. A fleet of around 50 such vehicles was inducted in 2017 to control situation in south Kashmir. And the department has requisitioned for more. Former Director General of Police (DGP) K. Rajendra said the vehicle has emerged as the life line for the State police in its fight against militants and stone throwers. “Any delay in procurement of such essential equipment will severely dent operational capacity of the J&K Police,” he said.last_img read more

Community Centre Opens in Orchard, Hanover

first_img The facility was constructed by Hanover Charities at a cost of $ 64 million, in partnership with The Tryall Fund, Mafessanti Builders, Junior Chamber International (JCI) Hopewell, and the Lennox Lewis League of Champions Foundation. “These individuals have brought much fame and glory and have elevated brand Jamaica. It sends a message that sports is a tool to inspire and motivate our young boys and girls, showing them that no matter where they are from, they can achieve great things. This (sports and community) centre could give birth to the next great Jamaican athlete,” Mr. Terrelonge said. Story Highlights The two-storey building houses a community centre, homework centre, computer room and the Lennox Lewis League of Champions boxing gym. There are also a football field and basketball and netball courts at the location. A Community and Sport Centre was officially opened in Orchard, Hopewell, Hanover, on November 9, by Minister of State in the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Hon. Alando Terrelonge.The facility was constructed by Hanover Charities at a cost of $ 64 million, in partnership with The Tryall Fund, Mafessanti Builders, Junior Chamber International (JCI) Hopewell, and the Lennox Lewis League of Champions Foundation.In his address at the opening ceremony, the State Minister said the centre could be the training ground for the next generation of star athletes in Jamaica.“Sports is an important asset to our nation. It is also an important aspect of Jamaica’s development,” he said,  citing the exploits of  sprinters,  Usain Bolt, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Asafa Powell.“These individuals have brought much fame and glory and have elevated brand Jamaica. It sends a message that sports is a tool to inspire and motivate our young boys and girls, showing them that no matter where they are from, they can achieve great things. This (sports and community) centre could give birth to the next great Jamaican athlete,” Mr. Terrelonge said.The facility was hailed by the State Minister as a great project, “which will become a robust training facility for the youth of Western Jamaica, as well as a central location at which parenting and other useful seminars can be held.”For her part, Chairperson of Hanover Charities, Katrin Casserly, said she was pleased with the outcome of the project, and implored residents of Orchard to take advantage of opportunities that will be presented at the centre, and to take care of the facility, as “it is for the benefit of the community, and the youth in particular.”The two-storey building houses a community centre, homework centre, computer room and the Lennox Lewis League of Champions boxing gym. There are also a football field and basketball and netball courts at the location.last_img read more

Condolences on the passing of Bishop Cornell Jerome Moss

first_img Haitian gov’t official under investigation commits suicide Related Items:Anglican Diocese of Guyana, death, Right Reverend Cornell Moss Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp(via the Bahamas Information Services) Nassau, The Bahamas – I am deeply saddened to learn of the untimely passing of the Right Reverend Cornell Moss in a Miami hospital on Saturday, 30th May 2015Bahamians fondly remember the Venerable Cornell Jerome Moss who served the Anglican Diocese in The Bahamas with distinction, rising to the post of Archdeacon of Nassau and the Bahamas. Later, he was selected a Bishop by the House of Bishops of the Province of the West Indies when they met in conference from August 25-27 in 2009, succeeding the Right Rev. Randolph George who retired on December 31, 2008.He presided over the Anglican Diocese of Guyana and Suriname until his death.In addition to the great pride I as a Bahamian took in his role as a Bishop serving in Guyana, I appreciated his friendship and support for the progressive movement and cause and in supporting the work of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.I extend heartfelt condolences to his wife, his mother and the extended Anglican family both at home and abroad, especially in Guyana and the Ascension Anglican Parish in Freeport, Grand Bahama.May his soul rest in peace. No medical report yet in Capron death Further investigation warranted in death of Provo manlast_img read more

Premier gives comments on latest crimes

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, October 23, 2016 – Just before noon, Premier comments on latest brazen crime spree and reports of a Haiti prison break now in wide circulation.  The Premier calls for Zero Tolerance Approach to Crime.“This morning I was informed of an armed robbery which took place last night which culminated in a shoot out with the police and the shooting of a Turks and Caicos Islander by the escaped robbers who attempted to escape in the vehicle of the victim.”“I convened a meeting this morning with the Commissioner and Assistant Commissioner of Police to discuss this most recent incident and the state of crime in the Turks and Caicos.  During the 1 hour long meeting the Commissioner of Police updated me on several previous incidents including the most recent and what is being done by the police force.”“I impressed upon the Commissioner that a zero tolerance approach to crime has to be taken and criminals flushed out and brought to justice.  We also discussed the recent jail break in Haiti and the need for the police force and Immigration to be placed on high alert.  I will make a statement on the other concerns and actions as it relates to crime in my address to the nation tomorrow in a press conference.” Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:last_img read more