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Kingston 4X4 Streets Knockout Football competition a success

first_imgThe Kingston Community 4X4 Streets Knockout Football Competition, a ‘friendly’ competition organised to build relations between the Georgetown ward of Kingston and contiguous communities, was held on Sunday 25th August at the Digicel Parking Lot at 6 Fort Street Kingston Georgetown.Part of the presentation ceremonThe very first competition of its kind, it was deemed a success because many teams had participated for the bragging rights. Of the eight participating teams, three originated from Tiger Bay: Queen Street, Hope Street and New Market Street teams; while from the ward of Kingston came the Kingston United, Kingston Warriors, Kingston Masters, Fort St Kingston Warriors, and the Duke Street teams.In the knockout round, four games were played among the 8 competing teams. In game 1, Hope Street edged Kingston Warriors 1-0 to move one step further in the competition. Game 2 saw New Market Street dominate Duke Street 3-0; while, in Game 3, Kingston Masters lost to Queen Street 0-3. The final knockout game went in favour of Kingston United, who won 2-0 over Fort St Kingston Warriors.In the first semi-final game, Hope Street made light work of New Market Street, winning 1-0 to book their spot in the finale. The other semifinal saw Queen Street convincingly defeating Kingston United 4-1 to set up a clash with the New Market Street team.In the grand finale, both teams were so evenly matched that, in the back-and-forth encounter, each registered one goal, to which neither could add anything at full time. Hope Street, however, won the finale 3-2 on penalty kicks, and earned bragging rights for the week.Another such competition will be held on Sunday September 1 2019.Meanwhile, in the first exhibition match, an under-11 affair, Tiger Bay defeated Kingston 3-2 on penalty kicks after their game had ended 1-1 at full time. In the final exhibition game, Kingston ‘A’ seniors hammered their Kingston ‘B’ counterparts to win 3-1.Trophies for the event were sponsored by Digicel, Brazo Workshop and Donna Shop. This competition was organised by Leon Grumble, aka “Buckman”, and was supported by Junior Forrester and the Kingston crew.last_img read more

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Blizzard Bike Club begin 2015 season

first_imgMembers of the Blizzard Bike Club were back on their bikes yesterday for their first race of the year. Riders were competing in the first leg of the Roubaix Cup and George Gamble easily with his time of 1:46.03.The rest of the field was well behind. Pat Ferris was second in 1:56.43, third went to Jon Obie in 1:59.09, Gary Hilderman’s time of 2:07.52 was good enough for fourth and fifth was Richard Wood in 2:09.24.Finishing sixth was Robert Sapp, seventh was Dawitt Feyissa, and Roger St. Jean rounded out the field in eighth.- Advertisement -The second stage of the Roubaix Cup will begin at 2 p.m. this Sunday.last_img

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Changes to recycling in Fort St. John

first_img [asset|aid=740|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=91af4bff2a4fd9f4895dd04efc51468d-Lindsay-2_1_Pub.mp3] Glass beverage containers with a deposit…such as beer, juice and pop bottles…will still be recycled, at the local bottle depots in the Peace Region, including the one in Fort St. John.For further information you can call Lindsay at 250-785-0-300. In an effort to reduce the impact of the current market conditions, effective January first, glass food containers will no longer be recycled, in the Peace River Regional District.Lindsay Heal, the General Manager of the Fort St. John Eco-Depot notes again, the world economic crisis has had a devastating impact, on recycling efforts, right across the country.She says all recycable materials, with the exception of newspapers, collected in our region, have become worthless.- Advertisement -As a result she says plastics, tin and glass are no longer being accepted at the mills… which begs the question, why focus only on glass…? [asset|aid=739|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=91af4bff2a4fd9f4895dd04efc51468d-Linday-1_1_Pub.mp3] It’s anticipated the changes could be in place, for six months to a year…Advertisementlast_img read more

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Fort St. John ATV theft investigation

first_imgThe local RCMP is seeking public assistance in a continuing investigation into the theft of an all terrain vehicle.They’ve been looking for the person or person responsible for over a week, having received the theft report September 16th.The missing ATV is said to have very distinctive red and black camouflage paint, with a chrome duck on the front hood.- Advertisement -It’s a 2008 Polaris Ranger 800cc side-by-side, and it was taken from the compound of a business in the 81 hundred block of Alaska Road north, sometime overnight on the 15th.Police are taking public information assistance calls at 250-787-8140 and/or 1-800-222-8477.last_img

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DONEGAL GETS IN THE SADDLE FOR NATIONAL BIKE WEEK

first_imgDonegal has upped its gears for National Bike Week with a host of super events taking place across the county from June 18th until 26th.National Bike Week is about getting all types of cyclist from the regular cycling commuter, to sports and leisure cyclist out and active, the government through the implementation of the National Cycling Policy is trying to get more people to think bike in planning their journeys.It is also important to note the key benefits of cycling as a health enhancing activity which minimises the risk of coronary disease, trims and tones muscles and builds stamina providing a good overall fitness level In Donegal local clubs and communities have been building on the keen interest in cycling in the county with many events to attract the leisure cyclist or those that enjoy a greater challenge.The growth of the sport in the county has been huge with the established clubs such as North Pole, Errigal and Four Masters cycling clubs providing a wide range of club events, youth coaching and education programmes ably assisted by Cycling Ulster and Donegal Sports Partnership.A number of new clubs such as Saddle Rock & Tír Chonaill GAP CC have emerged since last year and are also on board with events for Bike Week 2011. Also this year a number of the established community groups in Donegal have also organised fun events to support cycling.Following the trend of last year a safer cycling programme will be delivered to young children in primary schools around the county including schools in Glenties, Kilmacrennan and Lifford. The programme which is delivered with the support of the Donegal Road Safety Working Group provides young children with a good understanding of the skills of cycling and good practice while cycling on public roads.Club events have been organised in a number of areas through the support of Donegal Sports Partnership and the Department of Transport. The cycling clubs are keen to stress that these events are for all the family and for all abilities of cyclist.Among the events being organised as part of the week are a Ladies cycling event on the 20th June @ 7:30pm in Carndonagh , a kids cycling event held on the 20th June @ 6:30pm in Glenvagh National Park, a community cycle at Cashel, Gleann Cholm Cille on the 24th June @ 7pm and a large main event in Inishowen leaving from St Orans National School on the 19th June at 10am. This is only a short selection of the organised events running throughout the county.One of the highlight events of the week will be Ireland’s No1 Extreme Sports Road show, Ramrage who are setting up their first ever gig in Letterkenny at The Letterkenny Aura Leisure Complex on Wednesday 22nd June from 6:30pm-9:00pm.‘RampRage’ is a team of professional athletes delivering show-stopping demonstrations from the world of freestyle BMX, skate, blade. As part of a program of events surrounding the National Bike Week 2011, RampRage are teaming up with Donegal Sports Partnership to bring the good public of the area a high octane Freestyle BMX show as well as BMX workshops from the best in the business. This is world class entertainment not to be missed!!RampRage is a product of the charity T13, Ireland’s Largest Urban Playground which incorporates sport art and dance through demonstration and workshop formats. For more information on how you can get involved in the urban revolution check out www.t13.tv.Liam Lynch, the man behind the charity said about the event: “We are looking forward to a jam packed day where we will be laying down some awesome action as well as running free workshops all day for anybody who wants to try it out for themselves!!”Further information on the events is available on www.bikeweek.ie or through Donegal Sports Partnership www.activedonegal.com. Cycling is a fun, healthy, safe, environmentally-friendly and a low cost way to make those shorter journeys. Nearly everyone has cycled at some stage – but so many lose the habit. Bike Week is the opportunity for people to get back on the saddle – for commuting or for recreation or just for the sheer joy of it! There are activities all around the island this year so come on, take part and get YOUR wheels in motion.EndsDONEGAL GETS IN THE SADDLE FOR NATIONAL BIKE WEEK was last modified: June 14th, 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:National Bike Weeklast_img read more

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Han doesn’t let up, claims Office Depot

first_imgRANCHO PALOS VERDES — Hee-Won Han started out Monday the way she had played her previous two full rounds at the Office Depot Championship pedal to the metal. The 27-year-old fourth-year LPGA Tour player from Seoul, South Korea, birdied her first two holes to forge a quick three-stroke lead, added another birdie four holes later and won by two strokes over fellow South Korean Soo-Yun Kang at Trump National Golf Club Los Angeles. Han, who led or shared the lead at the conclusion of every round, had to return for the final 10 holes of her third round Monday morning and secured her fourth tour victory by negotiating that stretch bogey-free. She had absorbed her only final-round bogey and just her third of the tournament Sunday in cold and windy weather before darkness halted play with all 79 cut survivors on the course. “I just hit the fairway and the green,” said Han, whose accuracy helped her avoid the bad bounces that hurt many of her competitors on the scenic, oceanside course. “She did a great job,” said Kang (71-66-66203), who had the best score of the final round, then treated her former teammate on the South Korean national team to a celebratory spray of champagne on the 18th green following Han’s closing par. “We are all very close friends,” Kang said with the help of translation from her sister, Hyun-Jung, “So like the time when I won (at the Safeway Classic in August, for her first tour victory), they did it for me. So I did it for her.” Han, who opened play with a 65 that wound up sharing low round of the tournament, added a 68 in the fog-and wind-delayed second round that took parts of two days, then finished with another 68 Monday in another round spread over two days. Catriona Matthew (68) took third at 205, Natalie Gulbis (71) and Karine Icher (73) shared fourth at 206, and second-round co-leader Jeong Jang (74) and former Pepperdine University golfer Katherine Hill (69) shared sixth at 207, a shot ahead of Marisa Baena (71-208). center_img Han’s 12-under-par total of 201 earned her $195,000 and her fourth tour victory in the Office Depot’s first appearance at Trump National. The annual Los Angeles-area LPGA Tour event was played the past three years at El Caballero Country Club in Tarzana. Annika Sorenstam, who won the past two Office Depot titles at Tarzana’s El Caballero Country Club, never challenged at Trump National, finishing tied for ninth at 209 after a closing 70. The 63-time LPGA Tour winner exited with an appreciation of the course’s beauty while also frustrated by a slow pace of play that contributed to tournament rounds being carried over three consecutive days because of darkness. “I’ve been giving this some thought,” she said. “I think logistically this course is not set up for a competition like this, and especially for the fans. It’s very difficult to walk. “The greens today, they were great, they were smooth, and the views are fantastic. There’s a lot of positives. But it’s very tough to put, I think, a professional golf tournament especially stroke play when you have a course like this. There’s fairway, and there’s about six feet of rough and then there’s out of bounds, pretty much, so it makes it pretty difficult.” Han solved the difficulty mostly by avoiding it during a tournament in which she said she focused on hitting fairways and greens. 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

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McGUINNESS WILL UNVEIL HIS NEW MANAGEMENT TEAM IN DAYS

first_imgJim McGuinness has already recruited a new management team for 2014 and will reveal the chosen ones in the coming days.Jim McGuinness – has already recruited a new backroom team.The All-Ireland winning Donegal manager caused a huge stir when he parted company with his backroom team last week.“I would know myself there’s only so many people that can fit that category,” McGuinness told the Irish Times. But the Glenties man refused to comment on the decision-making process that saw Donegal part ways with Rory Gallagher, Maxi Curran and Francie Friel.“I’d know myself what I would need within the set-up and what’s required. I’ve spoken to a few people and we’ll be making an announcement in the next couple of days.”Donegal failed to defend both their Ulster and All-Ireland titles in 2013 but the Celtic FC sports psychologist provided a timeline to the failure.“We started on the 26th of May and between then and Mayo beating us we played nine championship games, club and county. “Last year we were getting a three- and a four-week build-up to every game. We were building and preparing night after night and you just felt you were moving towards a big game.“Whereas this year we were asking 100 per cent of the boys on the 26th of May, then the following week the club manager [wanted 100 per cent], the following week the club manager, the week after that they had a free weekend, the week after that the Ulster semi-final, the week after that club championship again, week after that club championship, weekend off again, Ulster final, Laois, Mayo.“So it’s difficult to be at that level that many times in that short space of time and then we picked up a lot of injuries along the way. We picked up nine injuries in the four club championship matches, on top of the injuries we picked up at county level“Those factors were very important to me when I was going back to finish off my final year in this term. I wanted to make sure that A) the players were prepared to go back and give it a big push and B) the way would be clear to prepare the team to the level I feel is required and we’ve got that with the clubs voting on it. We were the only county in Ulster last year that played club championship during the season . . . .“So those few things were important in terms of squaring away before I decided to go back and I am happy that they have been squared away.” McGUINNESS WILL UNVEIL HIS NEW MANAGEMENT TEAM IN DAYS was last modified: September 25th, 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:backroom teadonegalJim McGuinnessManagerMaxi CurranNewRory Gallagherlast_img read more

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SUSPENDED SENTENCE FOR ST JOHNSTON MAN WHO ASSAULTED HIS PARTNER

first_imgA CO Donegal man this week escaped going to jail for assaulting his partner.Daniel Neil Lynch, 37, from St Johnston, received a four-month suspended prison sentence over the attack in February in February this year.Lynch’s case one of 11 heard at Derry Magistrates’ Court at a special sitting for domestic violence cases before District Judge Barney McElhome. SUSPENDED SENTENCE FOR ST JOHNSTON MAN WHO ASSAULTED HIS PARTNER was last modified: December 11th, 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:DANIEL NEIL LYNCHDERRY MAGISTRATES’ COURTSUSPENDED SENTENCE FOR ST JOHNSTON MAN WHO ASSAULTED HIS PARTNERlast_img read more

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Cloudy start makes way for mixed weather this weekend

first_imgHopes for dull skies to clear this weekend in favour sunshine may be dashed as sun-seekers in Donegal will be faced with further ‘mild and humid’ days. The weekend is expected to follow much of the same pattern as Friday with the weather taking a drastic turn on for the worst on Monday.A spokesperson for Met Eireann said about today’s conditions: “Starting out with a mix of cloud and sunny spells with perhaps the odd spot of drizzle. “Whilst it will brighten up, a few heavy showers will develop in the late afternoon and evening, mainly in the Midlands, East and North.”On Donegal, Met Eireann said previously said temperatures could reach as high as 20C on Saturday – but scattered showers are also on the cards.‘Saturday: Outbreaks of rain will move in from the Atlantic to affect the west of the country early on Saturday night, extending nationwide later. However, rainfall amounts will be small. Minimum temperatures 10 to 13 degrees in freshening southwesterly winds.‘Sunday: Rain clearing quickly into the Irish Sea on Sunday morning to leave a bright and breezy day with sunny spells and a few passing showers. ‘Highest temperatures of 15 to 18 degrees in moderate to fresh westerly breezes. Clear spells and scattered showers overnight, some prolonged in the north. Lowest temperatures of 7 to 10 degrees.’Cloudy start makes way for mixed weather this weekend was last modified: May 24th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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)last_img read more

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Institute for traditional medicines

first_img8 April 2004South Africa has set up a medical research unit to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of traditional African medicines, to develop new remedies for chronic conditions, to safeguard indigenous knowledge, and to provide consumer information and protection.The Institute for African Traditional Medicines will research and evaluate African traditional medicines and explore their potential to help address the health and economic needs of the country and the continent.The Institute is a reference centre at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), working in partnership with the Medical Research Council (MRC) and the World Health Organisation (WHO).Provincial references centres for African traditional medicines will be established in different provinces – the first one was launched in the Western Cape in February 2004 – to work in collaboration with the national centre in Pretoria, which was set up in August 2003.The launch of the institute came out of a research programme initiated by the health department and the MRC to test the effectiveness and safety of traditional medicines, as well as to to protect people from unscrupulous conduct and unproven medical claims within the traditional healing sector.“This is informed by our own African traditions of using herbs for medicinal purposes for treating sick people,” Health Minister Manto Tshabalala-Msimang said. “We think it is incorrect to use these medicines under the table. Let’s put them on the table so that we can see which ones are of quality, which ones are safe and so on.“South Africa is blessed with a rich heritage of medicinal plants that, through sustained research and development, could offer a solution to some of the common health problems the world is grappling with”, the minister said.Local production of traditional medicinal products held great potential for trade, job creation and poverty alleviation, and could also offer affordable alternatives to imported drugs, she added.According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), an estimated 80% of Africans use traditional medicines – compared to 60% of the world’s population in general – and approximately 200 000 traditional healers practise in South Africa.Although modern medicines are available in most countries on the continent, traditional medicines have often remained popular for historical and cultural reasons.WHO has stated that traditional medicines need to be evaluated for safety and effectiveness before they can be incorporated into – or excluded from – national health policies.Gilbert Matsabisa, head of the MRC’s indigenous knowledge systems unit, urged traditional healers to come forward and share their knowledge, saying the research would help “answer the sceptics”, showing that traditional medicines have value and an important place in health care.“The MRC has put in place systems to safeguard the intellectual property rights of individuals or communities, who may bring forward such agents for evaluation”, Matsabisa said.He said the Council would conduct tests to evaluate such medicines, develop substances that could be used for chronic conditions – including immune boosters -and provide information on these medicines to the general public.“The MRC will also serve as a clearing house for any claims that may be made of potential immune modulators and complementary medicines”, Matsabisa added.Source: BuaNews Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more