Celebrating a ‘Can-Do’ Summer in Sea Bright

first_imgA concert, celebrating the progress made since Super Storm Sandy hit Sea Bright in October, was held Sunday, Sept. 1, on the borough’s public beach. Sponsored by the Businesses of Sea Bright, the free event featured the music of the B-Street Band, featuring special guest Vinnie Maddog Lopez, a former Bruce Springsteen band member. The crowd enjoyed the night under overcast skies, a T-shirt giveaway and raffles for bicycles and gift certificates to various Sea Bright retailers and eating establishments.View the photo gallery herelast_img

Ice sniper bound for Halifax

first_imgBy The Nelson Daily SportsKootenay Ice sniper Luke Bertolucci is going to Halifax.The Montrose native was selected to the Team B.C. U16 squad that will represent the province at the 2011 Canada Winter Games February 11-18 in the Nova Scotia capital.“I think he’s going to be selected to the provincial team,” Kootenay Ice head coach Simon Wheeldon told The Nelson Daily earlier this week, prior to Wednesday’s announcement by B.C. Hockey.The 5’7”, 160-pound forward has been one of Wheeldon’s most consistent scorers this season, leading the Ice in that department with nine goals and 13 assists.  The 22-point total is good enough for 12th spot in B.C. Major Midget League scoring. Bertolucci, 15, is three points out of fifth spot.Team B.C. quest for gold begins the opening day of the Games when the province plays Team Quebec. The other team in the pool is Team Nova Scotia.Team B.C. is looking to improve on its fourth-place finish in the 2007 Canada Games.To prepare for the national competition, Team B.C. will gather for a three-day camp prior to Christmas, December 20-22 at the Minoru Centre in Richmond.Team B.C. plays an exhibition game on the final day of camp against the Valley West Hawks of the BCMMHL.The players on Team B.C. were evaluated following the first three months of the BCMMHL season after being short-listed to 33 following the Male U16 Provincial Camp in July.HOCKEY NOTES: Bertolucci is the fourth local player to be selected to a B.C. Hockey team heading for Halifax. On the female side, Nelson’s Aimee DiBella, Ella Matteucci of Fruitvale and Cranbrook’s Daley Oddy also earned spots on Team B.C. U18 Girl’s [email protected]last_img read more

SANTA ANITA’S 2017 SPRING STAKES SCHEDULE TO INCLUDE 24 GRADED STAKES & WILL BE HIGHLIGHTED BY FOUR GRADE I EVENTS

first_imgSanta Anita’s complete 2017 Spring Meet Stakes Schedule can be viewed at santaanita.com. ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 10, 2017)–From Friday, April 14 until Tuesday, July 4, Santa Anita Park will offer fans and horsemen a total of 24 graded stakes (up from 16 a year ago), including four Grade I events, as part of its 2017 Spring Meet Stakes schedule.In addition to moving the Grade I Gold Cup at Santa Anita up one month to May 27, Santa Anita has also announced that the prestigious Grade I Vanity Mile will now be known as the Grade I Beholder Mile, in honor of Spendthrift Farm’s four-time Eclipse Champion who was trained by Richard Mandella.  The Beholder Mile will be run on June 3.Following is a listing of four Grade I Spring Meet Stakes –Saturday, May 27          $300,000 Gamely Stakes, fillies and mares three and up at 1 1/8 miles on turf.–Saturday, May 27          $500,000 Gold Cup at Santa Anita, three year olds and up at 1 ¼ miles.–Saturday, June 3           $400,000 Beholder Mile Stakes, fillies and mares three and up at one mile.–Saturday, June 3           $400,000 Shoemaker Mile (turf), three year olds and up. PRESTIGIOUS GRADE I VANITY MILE RENAMED IN HONOR OF FOUR-TIME ECLIPSE CHAMP BEHOLDER; ICONIC GRADE I GOLD CUP AT SANTA ANITA MOVED UP TO MAY 27last_img read more

R450m World Cup legacy trust launched

first_img19 April 2012 The R450-million 2010 Fifa World Cup Legacy Trust, aimed at ensuring that South Africans continue reaping the benefits of hosting Africa’s first Fifa World Cup, is now fully operational. This was announceed by the world football governing body’s secretary-general, Jerome Valcke, following the inaugural meeting of the Trust’s board at South African Football Association (Safa) headquarters in Johannesburg on Wednesday. “We are very pleased that the Trust is now fully operational,” Valcke said. “It is the first time in the history of the Fifa World Cup that such a trust has been established and it required a complex administrative process, which is why it took us some time to set it up. “I’m glad that we are now entering a phase that will focus on implementing the vision to ensure that the legacy can benefit the host country.”Range of public initiatives The 2010 Legacy Trust will support a wide range of public initiatives that harness football for sport development, education, health and humanitarian activities in South Africa. Fifa has transferred R450-million into the Legacy Trust accounts. This will be administered by international auditors Ernst and Young. This is in addition to the R700-million already allocated by Fifa a legacy of the World Cup and given to Safa in the build-up to the event for preparation purposes (R450-million) and for the construction of Safa House (R150-million). Safa was also given R40-million for football development projects, and a further R70-million for investment in a fleet of buses and cars to enable the 52 regional structures of the association to transport their teams.Grassroots level “From today, we can look forward to the fruits of 2010 being enjoyed at grassroots level and within communities across South Africa,” Safa president Kirsten Nematandani said on Wednesday. The Trust Board will be chaired by Safa fourth vice-president Danny Jordaan. The other trustees are Nematandani and Eric Mtshatsha, with Alec Moemi and Michael Katz representing business, and Valcke, development director Thierry Regenass and CSR head Federico Addiechi representing Fifa. Other legacy initiatives that have been implemented by Fifa since 2005 include the 20 Football for Hope Centres, the Win in Africa with Africa initiative, the Football for Health project and the 2010 Fifa World Cup Ticket Fund. Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

AIIMS chief compares air pollution in Delhi to killer Great

first_imgSmog of London, respiratory cases in hospitals rise(Eds: Updating with more quotes)New Delhi, Nov 8 (PTI) As air pollution hit alarming levels in Delhi, major city hospitals today experienced a surge in the number of patients complaining of respiratory problems with the AIIMS chief comparing the situation to the killer Great Smog of London in 1952.Doctors also said warned that some of the patients may develop life-threatening conditions. AIIMS Director Randeep Guleria, who is also a renowned pulmonologist, said that N95 masks and air purifiers, whose sale has increased in the last few days, may not provide full-time protection and stressed on implementation of long- term measures to tackle the crisis.While people were seen wearing masks to protect themselves outdoors, there was a spurt in fresh cases in hospitals and conditions of patients with history of asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder (COPD) and cardio- vascular diseases deteriorated.”Patients have started coming to the OPDs with complaints of breathlessness, coughing, sneezing, tightness in chest, allergy and asthma complications. There is about 20 per cent rise in patients seeking treatment due to respiratory and cardiac issues,” said Guleria.He also compared the situation in the national capital with the Great Smog of 1952 in London and said pollution is at such a severe level that patients with respiratory and cardiac problems may develop life-threatening conditions. On December 5, 1952, a thick yellow smog brought London to a standstill for four days and is estimated to have killed more than 4,000 people.”This is a silent killer,” he said. Guleria said the condition of those already having advanced heart diseases or pulmonary problems deteriorates as pollution levels go up and they land up in the ICUs and have to be put on ventilator.advertisementGuleria said the current smog situation in the national capital is same to last years post-Diwali situation and expressed fear that around 25,000 to 30,000 people may lose their lives in Delhi-NCR due to diseases exacerbated by pollution.The Centre-run Safdarjung hospital also witnessed an increase in patients with respiratory problems in its OPDs and casualty department over the past two days, said J C Suri, professor and head of pulmonary medicine at the hospital.He said the immediate effects are cough, throat infections and pneumonia, but in the long term the results could be disastrous as one could also develop lung cancer.”Elderly and children are more likely to develop infections and allergies due to smog and pollution. So they should avoid going out during early morning and at dusk hours when the toxic level is at its peak,” Suri said.”Also, when pollution levels rise, the condition of those suffering from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) or asthma or heart disease worsens,” he added.According to Vivek Nangia, Director and HOD, Pulmonology, Fortis Flt Lt Rajan Dhall Hospital, there has been a 25 per cent increase in OPD footfall in the past 24 hours of patients with various kinds of respiratory stress.”These comprise not only first time walk-in patients but also repeat patients. The situation is grim with the disease being more protracted due to the severely poor air quality.”This is leading to longer recovery times, more dependence on steroids, antibiotics and inhalers. The situation will continue till the pollution levels are brought under control,” Nangia said.Rajesh Chawla, Senior Consultant (Critical care, pulmonary and sleep disorders) at Indraprastha Apollo hospitals suggested that people avoid indulging in outdoor physical activity and wear good quality masks and keep their eyes, nose and mouth covered.The Indian Medical Association said the capital was witnessing a “public health emergency” and appealed to the government to stop outdoor sports and other such activities in schools to protect the health of children.PTI PLB AAR GSN GSNlast_img read more

10 months agoSarri delighted with ‘reaction’ for Chelsea win at Watford

first_imgSarri delighted with ‘reaction’ for Chelsea win at Watfordby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea boss Maurizio Sarri was pleased with their victory at Watford on Wednesday night.Eden Hazard scored twice as Chelsea gained a hard-fought win at Watford to reclaim fourth place in the Premier League table.The Belgian opened the scoring when he collected Mateo Kovacic’s pass, took the ball around goalkeeper Ben Foster and calmly finished for his 100th Blues goal.Chelsea’s lead only lasted two minutes until Roberto Pereyra volleyed past Kepa Arrizabalaga from the edge of the 18-yard box.But Hazard grabbed his second of the match in the second half when he converted a penalty after Foster had bundled him over.Sarri told Sky Sports: “I think we played a good match with a good level of determination and attention for 90 minutes. We could have won with another result. we missed three or four good opportunities but I’m happy with the reaction. It was dangerous for us when they conceded, but we reacted well and we didn’t stop playing our football.”On Eden Hazard’s performance, he added: “I think he played very well, not only for his two goals, but he was good with his teammates and in open spaces. I like him in every position he is a great player.”In this moment we need this solution because we need to be more solid defensively and with this system we can score and become more solid in the defensive phase. Maybe in the last match, we played better in the first half than we did tonight, but today the application was very good.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Video: Bret Bielema May Have Also Bumped Into Kenyan Drake On Purpose

first_imgbret bielema kenyan drakebret bielema kenyan drakeEarlier Monday morning, we showed you a video of Arkansas head coach Bret Bielema pulling what can only be described as a questionable move on Alabama offensive lineman Cam Robinson. It turns out it may not have been the only time the Razorbacks coach got physical with a member of the Crimson Tide.In the below video, also taken from Saturday’s contest, Bielema appears to bump Alabama running back Kenyan Drake out of bounds near the end of a play – again. Judge for yourself.Was it intentional? Regardless, it’s about to be the second viral video involving Bielema’s conduct during Saturday’s game.last_img

Video: Georgia Basketball Ran A Football Play For Quarterback Recruit Jacob Eason, It Didn’t Go Well

first_imgAn aerial view of Kentucky players on Georgia's basketball court.ATHENS, GA – MARCH 03: Aaron Harrison #2, Andrew Harrison #5, Willie Cauley-Stein #15, Karl-Anthony Towns #12 and Tyler Ulis #3 of the Kentucky Wildcats rush down the court to get back on defense against the Georgia Bulldogs at Stegeman Coliseum on March 3, 2015 in Athens, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Georgia locked up five-star quarterback commit Jacob Eason during his official visit, and the entire athletic department tried to do its part to ensure that he would stick with his commitment. Head basketball coach Mark Fox tweeted out video from last weekend, when Eason was on campus, of his team proving that it needs a quarterback. The basketball team runs a play, and a deep ball almost leads to disaster for one receiver. We tried to show a certain recruit we needed a QB at practice last weekend… pic.twitter.com/2GeANJrP0e— Mark Fox (@coachmarkfox) December 16, 2015The hedges at Sanford Stadium are probably a bit more forgiving than that wall, and they’re not so dangerously close to the end zone. We’re not sure if Eason, who we can’t quite identify in the blurry video, was impressed with the display, but he re-upped with the Dawgs either way.last_img read more

World Fair coming back to Fort St John this weekend

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John League of United Youths and Settlement Workers in Schools is bringing the World Fair back to the Energetic City this weekend.The World Fair is an event that gives an opportunity for local cultural groups to showcase the unique qualities and heritage in the community. Organizers say that the event has helped in the development of youth leadership and organization in our community, and to promote the multiculturalism of Fort St. John.This year, organizers say the event will be even bigger and better than in years past. Among the countries that will be represented at this year’s event are: Canada, Philippines, Ethiopia, Jamaica, China, Switzerland, Japan, Thailand, Mexico, Nigeria, India, and Pakistan. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held Saturday, June 9th at the greenspace at the corner of 100th & 100th across from the Cultural Centre from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.last_img read more

Heat wave breaks temperature records across the Peace Region

first_imgPeace River broke the previous record high of 29.6 degrees, which was recorded on June 19th, 1982. That community saw a high of 31.1 degrees on Tuesday. Tuesday’s high of 32.1 degrees in High Level was also record-breaking, topping the previous record by 3.2 degrees. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The heat wave that has gripped much of B.C. and Alberta since Sunday has broken temperature records across the Peace Region.On Tuesday, Fort St. John got close to but didn’t break the June 19th record high temperature, as the airport weather station recorded a high of 30.2 degrees. That’s 0.4 degrees below the previous highest temperature on that day, which was recorded way back in 1950. Dawson Creek also came close to breaking the June 19th all-time high temperature of 29.9 degrees, which was recorded in 1982. Yesterday’s high in the Mile Zero City was 29.4 degrees.Fort Nelson was by far one of the hottest places in the Peace, setting a new all-time high-temperature record of 34.6 degrees Celsius, and breaking the previous record of 32.2 degrees that dates to 1950. Grande Prairie also broke the June 19th high-temperature record yesterday, as the recorded high of 30.8 degrees broke the 30.0-degree record that was set back in 1948.last_img read more