FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – This past weekend’s Ride for the Peace raised close to $15,000 for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.Joanna Webster says that the ride on Saturday from Peace Island Park to the WAC Bennett Dam went exceptionally well. Webster says that the riders that participated in this year’s inaugural ride enjoyed perfect weather, with the exception of one or two brief sprinkles. Webster added that other than a pair of flat tires, the ride went off without a hitch.The ride was put on by Blizzard Bike Club vice president Dan Webster after his son Sam was diagnosed with Type 1, commonly known as juvenile diabetes, last year. Sam himself participated in the ride on Saturday with the 17 other riders. Joanna Webster says that though the final tally has not been done, she estimates that riders surpassed their $12,000 goal, and raised close to $15,000 in total.- Advertisement –
January 12, 2020
One youth has died after a single vehicle crash at the Horse Lake First Nation, Alberta.The Beaverlodge RCMP say the 2005 Dodge Ram crashed in a ditch at around 8:20 a.m. Monday.All three occupants were ejected and a 17 year-old girl died at the scene.- Advertisement -A 17 year-old male was taken to the hospital in Grande Prairie and an 18 year-old female was taken to Beaverlodge. Both sustained non-life threatening injuries.Police are continuing their investigation into the crash.
December 30, 2019
After another mad moment during Chelsea’s 0-0 draw with Tottenham Hotspur, Diego Costa’s future at Stamford Bridge is in doubt.The Brazil-born striker has endured a frustrating season so far, only managing three goals and one assist in 11 games, which resulted in Jose Mourinho benching him for the clash at White Hart Lane.And when he failed to make the field after all three substitutions were made against Spurs, Costa threw his training bib petulantly over his shoulder, almost hitting his Portuguese boss.The incident may have put his future in jeopardy but are Chelsea better off without the lacklustre ex-Atletico Madrid man? talkSPORT wants to know your view.Vote in our poll below… 1 Chelsea striker Diego Costa
December 29, 2019
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson For REV: Linebacker Derrell Acrey (Boise State), receiver Isaiah Burel (Idaho State), tight end Lance Evboumwan (Arizona State), lineman Carl Wilson (Kansas). “That’s a ton of D1 kids,” Colton coach Harold Strauss said Sunday. “No wonder it was a great game.” Bradford is considered the recruiting plum of the Inland Empire, if not all of Southern California, and USC landing him speaks to the appeal of Pete Carroll’s program. Strauss confirmed Bradford likely will play strong safety, where current starter Darnell Bing is a junior who may come out for the NFL Draft. “Everything I talk to Pete about, because of how many linebackers they have, and the size thing, Allen is a strong safety,” Strauss said. “It’s a good fit.” The knee injury to Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Carson Palmer reminds us of the mixed blessing of playing football at a high level. Money, fame, excitement, sure — but you’re probably going to walk away with a limp, not to mention arthritis and a batch of concussions.Usually, it’s hard to take seriously the Super Bowl chances of teams that play on the first weekend of the NFL playoffs. But the Patriots, Steelers and Panthers have a decent shot at playing in Super Bowl XL on Feb. 5 in Detroit.Super XL: Sounds more like a tackle’s shirt size than a football game.NFL players do some outrageous things to each other, but they seem to draw the line at spitting. Redskins safety/fool Sean Taylor spit on Tampa Bay’s Michael Pittman on Saturday. Taylor was ejected; Pittman wasn’t even penalized for taking a swing at Taylor.The NFL doesn’t care about the average fan in the stands. Not only are tickets ruinously expensive, the league’s season runs so long that fans risk freezing to death over the second half of the season. TV is what matters to the NFL. People in the stands are backdrops.With quarterback Vince Young giving up his final year of college eligibility, don’t look for Texas in the national-title game at the Fiesta Bowl next year. Never underestimate the value of an experienced QB; especially someone of Young’s caliber. (Or Matt Leinart’s, for that matter.)We sat next to former Lakers director of player personnel Larry Creger at the Lakers-Clippers game Saturday night, and Creger, now a scout, had some interesting observations. To wit: He doubts Lakers forward Kwame Brown ever will live up to top-pick-in-the-draft expectations. “After a few years, you are what you are as a player, and he’s been at it five years now.” On coaches’ vanity: “Nearly every coach believes he’s the guy who can turn a player around, and they’re nearly all wrong.” On the Clippers center situation: “I’d start Chris Wilcox ahead of Chris Kaman.” On the Clippers vs. the Lakers: “If they played 100 times, the Clippers would win 75 of them.” On Kobe Bryant: “I wish he’d gone to college for a year or two; he’d be so much better. . . . He’s got to have the longest shooting range in the NBA. . . . He’s just a tremendous, extraordinary talent.” Several readers were unhappy with our Bryant column of Dec. 25 in which we suggested Kobe would never be a great player until he was better known for winning than being famous. Wrote Amie Aguayo: “The article you wrote on Kobe Bryant was the most stupid article you have ever written, and you have written some bad ones. . . . In closing, you are an idiot.” Clippers point guard Shaun Livingston was born on Sept. 11, 1985. Making him one of the poor souls whose birthdays always will be associated with the World Trade Center attacks.UC Riverside’s 83-71 Big West victory at Pacific on Saturday qualifies as the biggest in the Highlanders’ NCAA Division I history. Pacific carried a 31-game Big West winning streak into the game. Ricky Porter, a guard from Santa Ana Mater Dei, scored 40 for UCR, now 2-11 (but 2-1 in the Big West). Both Cal State San Bernardino and Cal Poly Pomona have rallied from shaky pre-conference starts and are 3-1 in the CCAA, a game behind first- place Sonoma State. Defending their CCAA co-titles may not be out of the question. Pomona plays at San Bernardino on Jan. 20. Chaffey College coach Jeff Klein may be the most persistent booster of his basketball program around. Klein sends several e-mails per week to update the media on his team, which he has dubbed “CHP” Chaffey’s Hustlin’ Panthers. Klein could have a future in marketing, if he tires of coaching.A share of first place is at stake Wednesday when Chaffey plays host to San Bernardino Valley College in a Foothill Conference game at 7 p.m. Wednesday.Not widely known: Miami Heat coach Pat Riley played for the all-white Kentucky team that lost to all- black Texas Western in 1966, an event covered in the current film “Glory Road.”Kudos: To the Dodgers for not caving in to right- hander Jeff Weaver’s demands for a multiyear contract at some $10 million per anum.Condolences: To the team that does.Lookalikes: Reader Chris Runnels suggests Redskins quarterback Mark Brunell, actor Kevin Spacey.Where are they now? Larry Creger said that Bill Sharman, 79, NBA Hall of Famer and coach of the 1971-72 Lakers NBA champs, is recovering from two operations — one on his shoulder, the second to clear arteries around his heart. Creger assisted Sharman in the early 1970s.They said it: “The biggest thing was to get it off his chest, make a decision, so coaches wouldn’t be calling all the time.” Colton coach Harold Strauss, on Allen Bradford’s oral commitment to USC.And finally: Strauss said Colton and REV plan a football rematch on Week 2 of the 2006 season. Expect a good game; don’t expect nine D1- bound seniors to suit up. Paul Oberjuerge’s column appears Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Friday. E-mail him at email@example.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Redlands East Valley and Colton played the San Bernardino County prep football game of the decade (so far) back on Nov. 11, a 41-40, last-second REV victory for the Citrus Belt League title. As college football’s recruiting season winds down, the REV-Colton game also now can be remembered for the remarkable number of NCAA Division I-college-bound seniors who played in it. At least nine. How often do that many future D1 players get together in the same prep game? May never have happened, in this part of the world. Not only is great talent necessary, classroom competence is required, too. For Colton: Linebacker Allen Bradford (USC), tackle Doman DeCastro (Sacramento State), cornerback James Smith (Washington State), quarterback Brad Sorensen (Hawaii or Colorado), cornerback Shareece Wright (USC).
December 28, 2019
A man has pleaded not guilty to three charges of possessing and supplying cannabis in Co Donegal.Hong Wei Wang, with an address at 2 Logan’s Place, Buncrana was stopped by Gardai on May 15th, 2011 in Burnfoot and allegedly found with cannabis.Mr Wei Wang pleaded not guilty to three different charges when he appeared at Letterkenny Circuit Court yesterday. An interpreter was sworn in for Mr Wei Wang, a Chinese national.However Judge Donagh McDonagh was forced to adjourn the case until the next sitting of the Circuit Court in July after he was told the case could last until after Friday.The court heard that both barristers representing Mr Wei Wang and Judge McDonagh would not be available next week.CASE ADJOURNED AFTER MAN PLEADS NOT GUILTY TO DRUGS CHARGES was last modified: May 3rd, 2012 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)
December 26, 2019
Arsenal are making approaches to sign Mexico’s World Cup star Hirving Lozano, according to reports.Lozano, the forward, caught the eye representing his nation in Russia, as they made it out their group before falling at the quarter-final stage to Brazil. Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January He started all four of El Tri’s matches, scoring the only goal in their defeat of Germany on matchday one, before then registering an assist in the matchday two win over South Korea.Such performances established Lozano, who turns 23 later this month, as one of the brightest talents in world football. Latest transfer news Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? LIVING THE DREAM three-way race targets Lozano was one of the stars of the World Cup group stage REVEALED Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade 2 Lozano impressed in his debut season with PSV IN DEMAND RANKED LATEST PSV reportedly paid around £7million to sign Lozano, nicknamed ‘Chucky’, this time last year, and he has a contract until June 2023. Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing And now, according to TMW, Arsenal are interested in signing Lozano this summer, with the Gunners reported to have already ‘approached’ the player over a switch to north London.Lozano currently represents PSV Eindhoven, having joined the Dutch club last summer from Pachuca in his homeland. He went on to score 19 goals and create a further 11 in just 34 matches in his debut season in European football. moving on 2 targets TOP WORK
December 25, 2019
Arroyo High School sophomore Jackie Lam was always quick with a smile and never got angry, his friends and classmates said Monday. “When you would pass by him, he would have a big smile on his face,” senior Erica Borja said. “It looked like he had a hanger in his mouth.” Jackie Chun Kit Lam, 15, was performing Saturday night with the Arroyo High School band in a competition at Rubidoux High School in Riverside when he collapsed, said Tony Ortega, assistant superintendent of business for the El Monte Union High School District. Paramedics took Lam to Riverside Community Hospital, where he died, Ortega said. He did not know the cause of death. “I love you Jackie” and “We will always remember you” were among the testimonials on the wall. Others left candles and offerings of food outside the band room. Lam played in the drum line. The 2,370-student school in El Monte is putting an emphasis on fine arts and sports along with academics, so the drum line met daily in class and became very close, Richardson said. “Jackie loved the drums,” Richardson said. “It was his passion.” Other schools at the band competition dedicated their performances to Lam, and many of those schools called Monday to offer their condolences, Richardson said. Lam’s friends made and wore ribbons adorned with his picture Monday. He liked being around friends and always tried to keep everyone happy, said freshman Jennifer Lopez, 15, who plays saxophone in the band. He will not be far from band members’ thoughts in the years to come. “Every show will be dedicated to Jackie,” Lopez said. Rodney Tanaka can be reached at (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2230, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.orgWant local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Lam may have suffered an asthma attack, according to a Riverside County Sheriff/Coroner release. Classmates at the performance who saw him collapse looked to each other for comfort and strength. “We’re all a big family,” Borja said. Arroyo High School offered grief counseling sessions and brought in counselors and chaplains from the El Monte Police Department and Foothill Family Service on Monday, Arroyo High Principal Keith Richardson said. The band room became a gathering point for his friends, who wrote messages in chalk on the walls and walkway.
December 24, 2019
Friday Results Gillespie and MacGeoch closed out the day with a hard fought 9-8 win over St. Louis’ Farragut and Calero. STILLWATER, Okla. – The Drake University men’s tennis Vinny Gillespie and Calum MacGeoch advanced to the quarterfinals of the doubles draw at the ITA Central Regional on Friday. MacGeoch also advanced to the round of 16 in the singles draw with a pair of wins. MacGeoch began his day with a convincing 6-2, 6-0 win over Creighton’s Harrison Lang and then defeated St. Louis’ David Farragut, 6-4, 6-4.Gillespie and Ben Wood each fell in round of 32. Gillespie topped Oklahoma State’s Mathieu Scaglia, 6-3, 6-2, while Wood won in three sets over UMKC’s Uldis Gaismins 3-6, 6-1, 6-2 in the round of 64. Gillespie then dropped a three-setter to SIU’s Piotr Baranski, 3-6, 7-5, 6-2. Wood fell to Iowa’s Josh Silverstein, 6-2, 6-4. The Bulldogs will complete on the third day of the ITA Central Region Championships on Saturday, starting at 10 a.m. Print Friendly Version Story Links
December 24, 2019
BREAKING NEWS: A criminal gang has been operating in the Termon, Kilmacrennan and Trentnagh areas of Co Donegal today, offering to do odd jobs for residents as they check out homes.The tactic – used by criminals to attack the Arthur sisters last summer – later led to the death of 89-year-old Suzy.The gang operating today may well have travelled to other areas. They are driving a silver Northern registered pick-up with three men inside. They may be accompanied by others in a second vehicle.They are offering residents services including painting, drive-cleaning and several other services.However we understand they are actually checking homes and may return later having established who lives there.Anyone who sees anything suspicious should report it immediately to Gardaí. Officers have already been informed about the gang operating today.People are being urged to check on elderly neighbours. COMMUNITY ALERT: GANG TARGETS HOMES – PLEASE CHECK ON ELDERLY NEIGHBOURS was last modified: July 19th, 2014 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) Tags:burglarscommunity alertkilmacrennanTermonthievesTrentnagh
December 24, 2019
Voodoo Venue is the No 1 place to be this BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND.Voodoo have an unbelievable giveaway for you to celebrate the Bank Holiday Weekend.Win a table for four in Voodoo Vintage, and you and three friends can enjoy free entry and a bar tab worth €100. To win simply recommend this article on Facebook.The winner will be announced tonight at 10pm on FacebookEntertainment this weekendFriday in voodoo lounge it’s RECOIL followed by DJ Kevin Lennon till late . Voodoo Club it’s Paddy Friel.Saturday it’s domino effect in lounge followed by PK.Voodoo club it’s Kathryn Wilson. Vintage it’s Daithai Ramsey from 11pm.To book vintage email email@example.com. Sunday it’s Honky Tonk Heroes from 5 to 7pm.The Big Easy are live at 11pm filled by PK. Voodoo club open at 11pm. €7 entry before 12 and €10 after.See Facebook for great drinks promotions all weekend . Voodoo Venue ENTERTAINMENT HQ FOR THE NORTH WESTWIN FREE ENTRY FOR FOUR AND A BAR TAB WORTH €100 AT VOODOO VENUE THIS BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND was last modified: August 1st, 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:Entertainmenthome-page featuresnewsVoodoo Venue