North Peace athletes shine at the 2018 Summer Games

first_imgCOWICHAN, B.C. – A plethora of North Peace residents represented Zone 8 at the B.C. Summer Games in Cowichan last week.Over 2,300 athletes competed in 18 sports during the games. The Cariboo-North East competed hard and came away with 34 total medals.Results for North and South Peace athletes are shown below:- Advertisement -Fort St. John athletes:Kane Schreiner: 6th place boys 4 by 100m relay, 20th place boys 100m, 5th place boys 800m.Harrison Sewell: 8th place boys soccer.Liam McGarvey: 8th place boys soccer.Sam Hafner: 8th place boys soccer.Lee West: 8th place boys soccer.Mykenzie Beech: 5th place girls soccer.Isabella Ziebart: 5th place girls soccer.Elanor Copes: 6th place girls 4 by 100m relay, 11th place girls long jump, 14th place girls 300m, 20th girls 200m.Owen Lang: 2nd place boys 4 by 50m relay, 6th place boys 100m butterfly, 7th place boys 200m butterfly, 10th place boys 100m freestyle, 14th place boys 200m breaststroke.Tytan Carson: 2nd place boys 100m freestyle, 2nd place boys 4 by 50m relay, 4th place boys 200m individual medley, 5th place boys 50m freestyle, 5th place boys 100m breaststroke, 5th place boys 200m freestyle, 14th place boys 200m breaststroke, 12th place boys 1500m freestyle.Laci Jackson: 1st place girls volleyball.Dominic Amler: 18th place boys 200m breaststroke, 28th place boys 100m freestyle, 22nd place boys 100m backstroke.Dawson Creek Athletes:Julia Evans: 1st place girls volleyball.Gabby Capella: 1st place girls volleyball.Jessica Rude: 4th place girls 1500m race walk, 17th place girls 300m, 19th place girls 100m.Bailey Shoemaker: 6th place girls 4 by 100m relay, 10th place girls 80m hurdles, 11th place girls javelin.Karington Schwertner: 8th place girls rugby.Hailey Mckechnie: 8th place girls rugby.Alicia Sorken: 8th place girls rugby.last_img read more

Villaraigosa should be popular on trip to Mexico, El Salvador

first_imgFinal details are being hammered out for Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s trip next month to El Salvador and Mexico, and the planned jaunt is proving popular with local television stations. Nearly every station has signed on to cover at least a portion of the trip, which will include meetings with Mexican President Felipe Calderon. The trip, tentatively set May 2 to 9, will include talks with Salvadoran officials about international gang problems and Mexican officials about business and economic opportunities. “This is a more focused trip than anything the mayor has done in the past,” spokesman Matt Szabo said, noting Villaraigosa’s previous trips to Asia and Washington, D.C., that involved large delegations. Los Angeles Police Chief William Bratton will accompany the mayor to a gang summit in El Salvador. And City Controller Laura Chick plans to participate in a group meeting with Calderon and to hold her own meetings with Mexican officials about transparency in government. Several City Council members also have been invited to meet with Calderon, but it’s not yet known how many will make the trip. A number of business leaders also are expected to join the mayor. Sensitive to previous criticism about travel costs for the city delegation, the mayor will be accompanied by only a handful of staffers who will help coordinate the visit, Szabo said. Los Angeles City Councilman Greig Smith, who volunteers as a reserve police officer, is taking up a cause advanced by the Los Angeles Police Protective League. Unsuccessful in getting the City Council to allocate more money for police overtime to increase the number of officers on the street, Smith is taking his cause to the Neighborhood Councils. In an open letter in the City Watch newsletter, Smith authored a “Citizens Bill of Rights” calling for more police staffing. “Obviously I want to try to get their support,” Smith said. “Every part of the city feels it doesn’t have enough officers.” But, he acknowledged, the proposal is a long way from seeing the light of day. Smith said he is going to ask that $100,000 be set aside in the coming budget to determine the practicality of his proposal. This past year the LAPD spent nearly $80 million on police overtime; the LAPD budget accounts for 46 percent of all city spending. Next Sunday marks the 15th anniversary of the Los Angeles riots following not-guilty verdicts against four white LAPD officers charged with beating Rodney King. A look at what happened – and developments since then – will begin today in a program sponsored by Operation Hope. Local leaders will take a bus tour of the area to view changes since the riots – from the Magic Johnson Theatres to new churches and businesses. Operation Hope was founded by John Bryant and includes Ambassador Andrew Young as its spokesman. The organization will salute several local officials – including state Sen. Mark Ridley-Thomas, Supervisor Yvonne Burke and Rep. Maxine Walters – for their work in the area. As state officials debate competing health-care proposals by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Assembly Speaker Fabian Nu ez, local labor groups are trying to collect health-care horror stories. Under the umbrella of a group called Having Our Say, the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO, is working with various coalitions to get people talking about their problems and the need for a universal health-care program. “We haven’t backed any one proposal yet,” spokeswoman Mary Gutierrez said. “We just want to get information on how important this is.” The group has a special hotline, (800) 977-2067, and also can be reached on the Internet at www.itsyourhealthcare.org. rick.orlov@dailynews.com (213) 978-0390 ——— TIPOFF Rick Orlov is a Daily News staff writer whose column appears Mondays. For a daily political fix, check out the Daily News’ Sausage Factory blog at www.insidesocal.com/politics. Write to Rick Orlov at P.O. Box 4200, Woodland Hills 91365, or e-mail rick.orlov@dailynews.com. For details on Neighborhood Council meetings, see Page 5. 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

Bush tries to calm storm fears

first_img 160Want 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 MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventThe 2006 hurricane season begins June 1, and the president said his administration is working with local officials to make sure communications are clearer and supplies are effectively positioned in advance. Don Powell, Bush’s liaison to hurricane relief efforts, said the restoration of New Orleans’ levees to their pre-Katrina condition is expected to be completed by June 1. Bush’s comments, on his 11th visit to the Gulf Coast since Katrina struck in August, came as a seven-month Senate inquiry indicated the United States still was woefully unprepared for a storm of that scope. The Senate review followed a House investigation that was similarly critical of Bush and other top federal officials, and milder White House conclusions that blamed the Homeland Security Department for most of the breakdowns. “We are far better prepared today than we were this time last year,” said Frances Fragos Townsend, Bush’s homeland security adviser. “And we will be far better prepared by June 1.” NEW ORLEANS – Surrounded by evidence of the incomplete recovery from Hurricane Katrina, President George W. Bush on Thursday tried to calm fears across the Gulf Coast that another monster storm could be lurking in the upcoming hurricane season. “If there is one, the response will be as effective as possible,” said Bush, whose administration has been faulted for a flawed response to Katrina that exacerbated the hurricane’s destruction. Sensitive to voters’ anger over soaring gasoline prices, Bush also said he wants Congress to give the Transportation Department the power to increase auto fuel economy standards – an idea proposed in an energy plan by Senate Republicans. The department already has such authority over pickup trucks, SUVs and vans. Later Thursday, Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta wrote a letter to House and Senate leaders of both parties urging “prompt action” on the president’s request. Mineta wrote it was “imperative that (fuel-economy) standards be set through an administrative process based on sound science and data.” last_img read more

AMAZING 87 DONEGAL KIDS HAVE THEIR WISHES GRANTED

first_imgPictured at the launch of Wish Day in Donegal on Friday 8th April in aid of Make-A-Wish were Irene Timmins & Emma Horgan from Make-A-Wish Ireland.To date, 87 children from Donegal have had their wishes come through with Make-A-Wish® Ireland since the organisation started in Ireland in 1992.Each year, Make-A-Wish ensures that wishes are granted to children who are battling life threatening medical conditions such as cancer, brain tumours, cystic fibrosis, heart disease, muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy and many others.Make-A-Wish is 100% funded through donations and fundraising and to support the ongoing work with children from Donegal and throughout Ireland, Make-A-Wish need the help of volunteers in Donegal to keep the great work going.Wish Day will take place on Friday 8th April and Make-A-Wish is seeking the help of 20 volunteers throughout Donegal to give just a few hours of their time to support Make-A-Wish. Irene Timmins Head of Fundraising for Make-A-Wish said, “On Wish Day, Friday 8th April, volunteers throughout Donegal will be raising awareness for the work of Make-A-Wish while also helping to raise funds through the sale of beautifully designed badges. A successful Wish Day will enable us to grant more wishes to children living with life-threatening medical conditions. We have brave children on our waiting list from Donegal and with the support of people from throughout the community, Make-A-Wish can grant the wishes to these deserving children.”Wish Day will take place across Ireland on Friday 8th April and Make-A-Wish volunteers will be located throughout Donegal. To sign up to volunteer visit www.makeawish.ie or contact Barbara Kilbride on (01) 2052012 / barbara@makeawish.ie Since its inception in 1992, Make-A-Wish® in Ireland has granted wishes for over 1,800 children and realised their greatest wish and experienced the hope, strength and joy each wish provides. In all possible cases Make-A-Wish grants the child’s first wish ensuring that all immediate family members participate. In doing so it provides long-lasting and happy memories for those relatives, whatever the future may hold. To continue with its work and succeed in its aims, Make-A-Wish rely overwhelmingly on the kindness of the general public as they receive no government funding.AMAZING 87 DONEGAL KIDS HAVE THEIR WISHES GRANTED was last modified: February 15th, 2016 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:donegalMake A Wish Foundationlast_img read more

GAA: AODH RUADH CLUB NOTES

first_imgIt was a trip to forget for the seniors as an under-powered performance saw Downings emerge victorious on a 0-4 to 1-8 scoreline in the second round of the league. The reserves continued their unbeaten progress with a 1-10 to 1-10. Next up for the adult footballers is the visit St Patrick’s Muff to Fr Tierney Park this Saturday. The reserve game throws-in at 5.30pm and is followed by the seniors at 7pm.We have some shots of the minors packing bags in Mace on Saturday afternoon. Many thanks to Fred Ormston and Mace facilitating the fundraiser. The minors will be opening their competitive account for 2012 with a trip to Naomh Columba on Friday, April 13, in the league at 7pm.The U-16s made it five out of five with a gritty 1-11 to 1-9 away win over Naomh Mhuire. The U-14 county Féile final failed to go ahead as scheduled. Competition for the U-12 for the year starts next Monday when the lads travel to Naomh Bríd for a Go Games blitz. All players are to assemble at Fr Tierney Park for 5.15pm. The games will be throwing up in Ballintra at 6pm.A busy few days for Aodh Ruadh juvenile hurlers began on Thursday with the U-14s and minors both in action against St Eunan’s in the second round of the Donegal Leagues and secured their second win of the campaign on a 4-7 to 3-3 scoreline. On Saturday they face the long trip to Carndonagh to take part in the County Féile.Good luck to U-12 hurlers Pauric Keenaghan, Seosaimh McGee, Aaron Peach, Odhran Kennedy, Darren Sharp, Evan McTiernan and Ciaran Meehan who take part in the Ulster GAA activity day in Croke Park on Wednesday as part of the Donegal U-12 development squad.The U-14 girls played host to St Naul’s in their second league match of the year for what really was a game of two halves, winning 5-5 to 2-3. Our next collection of aluminium cans for recycling to raise much needed funds for Aodh Ruadh and to help protect the local environment takes place this Saturday at Fr Tierney Park from 12 noon to 1pm.GAA: AODH RUADH CLUB NOTES was last modified: April 12th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:GAA: AODH RUADH CLUB NOTESlast_img read more

MCELHINNEYS WIN PRESTIGIOUS eCOMMERCE WEBSITE OF THE YEAR AWARD

first_imgMcElhinneys management and staff celebrate winning the e-commerce website of the year at the Retail Excellence Awards in Galway.Retail Excellence Ireland announced McElhinneys Department Store, the award for eCommerce Website of the Year 2015 for www.mcelhinneys.com. Launched in November 2012, McElhinneys are leading the way digitally with their progressive and seamless approach to online.The website gives users an opportunity to shop the great product selection whilst delivering the exceptional customer service, which we have all come love from the family owned store. Collecting the award, Marketing and eCommerce Manager, Roisin Woods told Donegal Daily, “We are all ecstatic to have won this award, we have immersed ourselves completely over the last few years in designing, developing and growing both websites, www.mcelhinneys.com and www.mcelhinneysbridalrooms.com.The judging process was very intensive, with the judges looking at every aspect of our digital strategy, so winning this award is a real testament to everyone’s hard work.Since going online it has been the most amazing journey from winning Best Bridal Website in 2013 and representing Ireland at the European eCommerce awards in Barcelona back in June.David Fitzsimons, CEO, said, “These retailers represent all that is best in the Retail Industry in Ireland. “They have shown a consistent commitment to excellence in meeting and exceeding customer expectations in terms of service and product quality.“To be recognized as the best amongst their peers is an incredible testament to the hard work that they have put in throughout 2014.”As one of Irelands leading retailers, McElhinneys with www.mcelhinneys.com constantly recognises the need to meet customers’ needs and exceptions with next day delivery.Free delivery on orders over €49.95, free returns, next day delivery and click and collect service to mention only a few.This year alone, they have shipped to over 57 different countries proving that McElhinneys is a global brand. The foundation and backbone on which McElhinneys was built and continues to grow all focuses around John McElhinneys passion for retail and need to continue to be relevant in an ever changing retail environment.Winning Drapers Best Independent Department Store in the UK and Ireland back in September and now with this latest award proves that McElhinneys are a true multi-channel retailer.MCELHINNEYS WIN PRESTIGIOUS eCOMMERCE WEBSITE OF THE YEAR AWARD was last modified: November 4th, 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:awardsBusinessE-CommerceMCELHINNEYSnewsRETAIL EXCELLENCE IRELANDWEBSITElast_img read more

Report: San Francisco Giants hire their new hitting coach

first_imgThe San Francisco Giants are expected to announce several new hires on Monday at the Winter Meetings, but one of the coaches joining the organization is now known.Cincinnati Reds assistant hitting coach Donnie Ecker is slated to join new manager Gabe Kapler’s staff as the Giants’ hitting coach, according to a report from The Athletic. A source confirmed Ecker’s hiring to the Bay Area News Group.Ecker, 33, spent last season with the Reds but previously served as a Triple-A hitting coach for …last_img

See Twitter Trends Around Your Neighborhood with GeoMeme

first_imgFacebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… In a recent post on Twitter’s new geolocation feature and the kinds of apps it would allow developers to create, we received a comment from Bob Hitching telling us to check out GeoMeme.GeoMeme is Hitching’s side project, a real-time web app and also a location-aware mobile web app for iPhone and Android phones. It allows users to see and compare trends in specific locations; for example, you could see the most tweeted-about musicians performing at an award show or the most-tweeted political buzzwords in a given state or town.Here’s how it works: Users choose a location on the map (powered by Google Maps), and they select from the list of current trending Twitter topics or type in two search terms to compare. GeoMeme then measures and compares the number of matching tweets within the stated geographical area based on public data from a number of geotagged tweets from mobile Twitter apps.For example, on this Sunday evening, we can see that the Vikings are beating the Bears… in Twitter mentions in Minneapolis, at least: The app might also be interesting for brands. We can see here that legendary local burger chain In N Out wins over Carl’s Jr. in Twitter mentions in Los Angeles: The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification jolie odell It would be even cooler to see a sentiment-measuring feature; i.e., I’d like to compare tweets of the terms “liberal” and “conservative” in Virginia, then see what percent of those tweets were negative or favorable. Not all mentions of a given term are going to be good ones, after all.Take GeoMeme for a test drive in your town to see what your neighbors are tweeting about, and let us know your thoughts in the comments! Do you think that with more development, GeoMeme could be a useful tool? We can also use the app to check the pulse of holiday revelers in New York City: A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Tags:#twitter#web Related Posts last_img read more

A New, Now Netbook You Can Actually Buy: PsiXpda

first_imgThe dirt is still fresh on the grave of the CrunchPad; we ought to feel guilty for writing this post.But our good friends have been working with a few cohorts on a stealth-mode startup for quite some time – working on the problem of the lightweight, portable, web-friendly device. Only their product is smaller in size and larger in spirit than any netbook or notepad yet seen – perhaps there is a balm in Gilead after all.But you didn’t come here for literature; you came to see pics and read specs. So here we go.The name of the gadget geek’s new muse is the PsiXpda (pronounced sigh ex PDA). It measures 174mm by 95mm by 25mm, and it looks like this: SpecificationsThe device is a hardware nerd’s dream, described as “very techy and hackable” by one of the minds behind the project, Ewan Spence. It’s smaller than netbooks, roughly 2/3 in length and 1/2 the width. It weighs 430 grams, around 15 ounces.In the closed position, the screen is on the outside. There’s no accelerometer, but there are key commands for rotating the screen. The keyboard is backlit – perfect for conference whores, said Spence. It has a VGA webcam and 2-4 hours of battery life, depending on CPU usage. It’s got a USB port and a VGA port on the optional docking cradle.It’s a full-strength computer with a touchscreen and a QWERTY keyboard. The first units will ship with Windows XP preloaded. Spence expects that hackers will get Android and Chrome OS running on it fairly quickly, as well.As for the web, the PsiXpda will feature bluetooth, WiFi and 3G connectivity. Users will be able to blog, run web apps, play Flash-based games or just browse their hearts out on the browser of their choice.A Pearl of Great PriceThe drawback? “Well, we’re not going to put it in Best Buy,” said Spence.This beauty is a pearl of great price for the most discerning only. With a very limited pre-holiday drop and a list price of $830 US (£500) – slightly cheaper than an out-of-contract iPhone – the PsiXpda aims to be the Lamborghini of the notepad/netbook/PDA 2.0 set.“If you look back to the ’80s,” said Spence, “to the Commodore 64 and ZX Spectrums, they were small manufactuers doing a couple thousand machines to see if it worked or not.“One of the benefits of not having a huge staff and a huge VC investment is that we don’t have to have unrealistic goals for unit sales,” Spence continued.There will be lots of support for those who want to hack the device. Any needed third-party programs or drivers needed will be made available as soon as possible.“I am very interested to see what hackers do,” said Spence. “Because of the numbers involved, if you have 10 guys and gals that start going crazy over these things, that’s probably going to take us to capacity for the first drop.”Provenance & Use CasesThe device is the heir apparent to the Psion, which enjoyed an extended love affair with European techies. In the States, those devices were forced to compete with Palm, and lost. You can read an extended history of Psions, or you can take our word for it that Psion Series 5 still commands a dedicated fanbase in Europe. “We were doing this while you guys [Americans] were making the Palm Pilot,” said Spence.But now, in the States and elsewhere, the PDA has gone the way of the pager, and consumers are clamoring for technologically lightweight, physically small, ultimately agile devices. The Apple tablet is a fable, and the CrunchPad is, even we are sad to report, the year’s most disappointing vaporware.The PsiXpda has appeared on the scene to meet consumer demand at just the right time.“One of the places that’s shown interest is someplace like a hospital,” said Spence, “just drop it in a doctor’s coat. Also, because of the size, it’s very non-threatening for looking up information, so it’d work for salespeople. And it’s wonderful on a ten-hour flight from London to L.A.”In other words, it might be small, but it’s by no means a browser-on-a-stick piece of hardware. This beauty was made for people who like to sit on the couch and browse the web, yes; but it also takes into consideration that most people need and want to have a read/write experience online.The machines will be for sale next week. Stay tuned for videos of the review unit. What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Tags:#mobile#Trends#web Related Posts jolie odell Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

The Cloud Stratosphere [Infographic]

first_imgRelated Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… alex williams Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#Analysis#cloud There are some companies missing. For instance, Salesforce.com is absent but its Chatter service is included.But generally it does a fairly decent job of showing the overall cloud world. How would you critique this infographic? Does it do a decent job of showing the general, cloud computing marketplace? Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… We have been ending the week here with an infographic we find that looks to have some value for at least a snapshot of the market. This week, the Horn Group sent us an infographic that shows the vendors in what it calls the Cloud Computing Stratosphere. The group created the infographic to help give its clients some perspective on the market. They sought out Forrester Research for context and guidance.The infographic looks at the cloud according to four strata:Communications and Social ApplicationsSoftware as a ServicePlatform as a ServiceInfrastructure as a Service 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more