U-17 Strikers go 0-2 in final weekend of their season

first_imgEDMONTON, AB. – The Fort St. John U-17 Girls Northern Strikers were in Edmonton for EIYSA Tier 1 League action over the weekend.In the first game, early Saturday the girls lost 3-1 to the second place Scottish FC, with the lone goal courtesy Maelynne Wan, assisted by Emma Lang. The match saw the team lose to the third-seeded Victoria FC by the score of 3-0.This marked the end of the teams 14 game season in Edmonton. The team placed sixth out of seven teams with a 1-10-3 record.- Advertisement –last_img

CREW OF DOOMED RAF PLANE TO BE HONOURED IN CO DONEGAL

first_imgSome of the wreckage of the plane still rests on Crownarad Mountain outside Killybegs.The Garry Pentland Summer School established last year is to continue the Gortin man’s legacy next month when it unveils a plaque on Crownarad Mountain in Co Donegal in memory of 12 Second World War aircrew.They perished in a crash north-west of Killybegs just two months before Germany’s unconditional surrender on May 7, 1945 that ended the 20th century’s second global conflict.From 201 Squadron, RAF, the crew based at Castle Archdale on Lower Lough Erne died when their Sunderland Flying boat ML743 came down at approximately 0230 hours on March 14. There were no survivors. The men had been flying over neutral Irish territory en route across the famed Donegal Corridor via Donegal Bay into the North Atlantic to undertake an anti U-Boat patrol.Eight of the crew were buried in Irvinestown, County Fermanagh, seven at the Church of Ireland graveyard, and one at the Sacred Heart Church. A further two were interred in England and one in Scotland and one in Wales.Over the years a great many people, including relatives of those who gave their lives in the service of their country that night, have visited Crownarad Mountain to pay their respects and remember lost loved ones.Visitors during the past 20 years will have noticed among other ‘monuments’ placed on the site through the years a memorial erected by Garry marking the 50th anniversary of the accident in 1995. Now, on Saturday 14th March, 2015 to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the tragedy, a fitting and lasting memorial will be unveiled at the crash site inset in a cairn devised and constructed by Garry aided by many like-minded volunteers who believe sacrifices made in the interest of peace should never be forgotten.Those living close by the site should not be forgotten either, notably Willie Mackey who met extensively with Mr Pentland over a long period of time. And, while the Summer School is promoting this event, there is a poignant detail that must be mentioned.The plaque is to be unveiled by BBC religious affairs broadcaster, retreat leader and author, the Revd Dr Michael Ford, who had been approached by Garry to carry out this duty shortly before his passing in August 2013.It is hoped a short presentation and display will commence at the Clock Tower Restaurant, Killybegs from noon culminating in the unveiling ceremony of the memorial on Crownarad Mountain.A cordial invitation is extended to all-comers to please come along and join relatives of the aircrew to mark the occasion. Further information is available from Ian Pentland, telephone 028 81648201 and/or Rose Mary Murphy, telephone 07708567449.CREW OF DOOMED RAF PLANE TO BE HONOURED IN CO DONEGAL was last modified: February 10th, 2015 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:Garry PentlandKillybegsplaneplaquraflast_img read more

SKY-WATCHERS HOPING FOR CLEAR SKIES TONIGHT TO SEE RARE ECLIPSE

first_imgSky-watchers across Donegal could be in for a rare treat tonight!A previous ‘super moon’ over Donegal.The shadow of Earth will cast a reddish glow on the moon, the result of rare combination of an eclipse with the closest full moon of the year.But you’ll have to stay up late as the best time to catch it is at 3.47am in the early hours of Monday morning. The total “supermoon” lunar eclipse, also known as a “blood moon”, is one that appears bigger and brighter than usual as it reaches the point in its orbit that is closest to Earth.If skies are clear, the phenomenon will be visible from North and South America, Europe, Africa and parts of West Asia and the eastern Pacific.Astronomy Ireland says the eclipse will last for several hours, centred around 3.47am.It has been more than 30 years since a supermoon combined with a lunar eclipse, according to NASA. The next total lunar eclipse will not be until 2018 while the next supermoon-lunar eclipse combination will not happen until 2033.SKY-WATCHERS HOPING FOR CLEAR SKIES TONIGHT TO SEE RARE ECLIPSE was last modified: September 27th, 2015 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:donegalsky-watchersSuper moonlast_img read more

Dekoda Watson’s vegetarian diet helps 49ers pass rushers feast

first_imgSANTA CLARA — Dekoda Watson showed up for his season debut Thursday night as a 246-pound, menacing defensive end.How he got there is a veggie tale.“I ate vegetarian the whole time,” Watson said. “I’m starting to enjoy it, and that’s scary.”Watson ballooned to 272 pounds shortly after injuring his hamstring two days before the season opener. This was no way to start his ninth NFL season, so the 30-year-old initially scarfed down SusieCakes and barbecue, on top of the “baby weight” he gained …last_img

Communication objectives

first_imgThe 2010 National Communication Partnership has the following key strategic communication objectives:A national, nation building perspectiveIn elaborating a vision for 2010 as a catalyst for change we need to look beyond that year and be informed by:Who we are; how we want to see ourselves then and others to see us; how we want ourselves to have changed; what message we want 2010 visitors to hearLinkages between 2010 and milestones of our history marking where we have come from (2010 as the twentieth anniversary of the start of negotiations and release of Nelson Mandela) – where we are going (2014 is the end of the Second Decade of Freedom)African World CupCreative attention will have to be given to building African solidarity, and to the communication of 2010 as an African World Cup, in the continent and globally.Working with relevant institutions such as the AU Commission and the NEPAD Secretariat, and by building communication partnership in the SADC region and more broadly across the continent, appropriate strategies will need to be developed to ensure that the continent as a whole leverages the positive mood created by preparations for, and the actual hosting of, the 2010 World cup.Leverage for marketing and accelerated development2010 brings domestic and global media platforms; infrastructural development; and visitors on a scale that creates immense opportunities to establish linkages across government and the private sector to enhance development efforts through investment promotion; international marketing; tourism and government programmes.This makes 2010 – and the build-up towards the World Cup – a platform for integrated communication by government, IMC, Dept of Sports and Recreation, TISA, Proudly South African, SA Tourism and the private sector in addition to those directly concerned with the World Cup.Mobilising the nationMaking a success of 2010 cannot be done by the football authorities and government on their own – it needs the participation of everyone. There will be need of a strategy of involvement that will engage all South Africans in all their sectors in preparation for 2010 and as hosts to the visitors who come for the tournament.Creating a favourable environment – setting the agendaIt will be critical in the coming period, over the next three to four years, to set the agenda of public discourse concerning South Africa in particular in the foreign media so that the communication environment is more favourable to the achievement of our objectives.Learning from the communication experience of others – best practices and mistakes.The experience of other countries hosting major events like this has important communications lessons for us if married with our own perspective and character.last_img read more

Rajputs’ protest over abduction continues

first_imgMembers of the Rajput community continued their protest for the third day on Saturday demanding arrest of those involved in abduction of a bride, the police said.The protesters gathered outside the Sikar district collectorate demanding strict action against the culprits, they said. “A group has been protesting and demanding the arrest of the suspects. The search for the bride and the prime suspect is on. As a preventive measure, internet services were suspended in the area till 6 p.m. on Saturday,” Additional SP Devendra Kumar Sharma said. Five people have been detained in connection with the incident whereas prime accused Ankit Sevda is still on the run, he said. On Wednesday, bride Hansa Kanwar was abducted by a group of armed men at gunpoint when she and her husband were on the way to their home. Hansa and her elder sister Sonu got married on Tuesday to two brothers from Nagwa village. After the wedding, when they were returning in a car from Nagwa village, the accused attacked the vehicle and abducted Hansa. The incident had occurred near Rambashpura area which comes under the jurisdiction of Dhod police station.last_img read more

News Analysis: Why Vidyasagar is important to the hoi polloi of Bengal

first_img| Photo Credit: Rajeev Bhatt  One of his key achievements was to push the British Legislative Council on widow remarriage, opposed by the bhadralok ruling class and religious bodies. He advocated education for all – especially women– and raising of the marriageable age of the girl child, which too was challenged by the ruling class. He also campaigned against polygamy. Modern Indian laws, pertaining to the subjects, are shaped partly on discourses first underscored in public space by Vidyasagar for which he was isolated.Tormented by bhadralokBeing severely tormented by the English-speaking bhadrolok of the 19th century, he left Kolkata in his declining years. In an interview, published in a book, Puratan Prasanga [past subjects], Vidyasagar concluded that he would never “teach English to children” in perhaps next life.“The attack on Vidyasagar indicates two things. One, that women’s emancipation lost its meaning in today’s Bengal and two that the bell has tolled for the Bengali language, which evolved with him, indicating its death,” said Shibaji Bandopadhyay, an eminent Kolkata-based scholar.Throughout the day, the issue of bust demolition dominated the social media. On ground, political parties and the civil society staged demonstrations and rallies and BJP leaders sounded apologetic, off record.But it may not affect BJP in all the nine seats that go to the polls on May 19, as the event is not commanded by its leadership. While the party can be critically examined for staging an unimaginably big rally on a not so wide lane, the police can also be questioned for not managing to keep the students and the TMC’s black flag waving supporters inside, triggering the incident.The TMC, however, argued that they “have the right to protest democratically” while the BJP said “TMC triggered the violence.”The results in three Kolkata seats would indicate who gained and who did not, once the results are out on May 23.“The question, however, is whether Bengal will forgive the perpetrators. Bengal never forgave the Naxals for similar action,” said Partha Sengupta, a former Communist Party of India activist.Mr. Sengupta organised the civil society to place Vidyasagar’s head on the pedestal after it was chopped off by ultra-left activists in 1970, albeit to underscore a completely different political thought. Burnt motorcycle near the Vidyasagar College in Kolkata on May 14, 2019.center_img On May 14, Tuesday, a few men clad in saffron shirts broke away from a mega rally of BJP president Amit Shah and entered a nondescript building in central Kolkata. They attacked the building, smashing the bust of 19th century educationist and reformer Ishwar Chandra Bandopadhyay, who was conferred with the title Vidyasagar – the ocean of education.As the BJP denied that its cadre indulged in the vandalism, the civil society was furious and the entire social media space was flooded with responses. The reason lies in Vidyasagar’s – as he is usually referred to – contribution to the making of the modern Bengali society. He was not just a formidable intellectual but reformed a community in 19th century, much like Periyar Erode Venkatappa Ramasamy or Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar.Bengalis mostly remember him for his pioneering work, Barna Parichay, a book to introduce Bengali to beginners. But the range of his work is vast — from developing the language, especially its modern prose form, to sustained campaigns against various social menaces.last_img read more

Mexican Navy ship on Mumbai visit

first_imgMumbai, Jun 21 (PTI) Mexican Navy Ship ARM Cuauhtemoc began its five-day Mumbai visit from today, with its chief thanking the Indian Navy for launching search and rescue operations recently to find a Mexican naval cadet who fell overboard around 550 nautical miles off the Goa coast.The visit will conclude on June 26, a Defence spokesperson said.The ship is commanded by Captain Rafael Antonio Lagunes Arteaga and has a complement of 184 personnel, including 40 officers, 13 Petty Officers and 131 sailors.”The ship was received with traditional fanfare and in accordance with Naval customs.”The Commanding Officer thanked the Indian Navy for the extended search by Naval Aircraft P8I and warships INS Teg and INS Mysore, for the missing cadet who had fallen over board,” the spokesperson said.Captain Arteaga is scheduled to call on Rear Admiral R B Pandit, NM, Flag Officer Commanding Western Fleet. The crew of the ARM Cuauhtemoc will also visit Indian Naval Ship INS Mumbai. Professional sports and social events are being organised for the crew of the ARM Cuauhtemoc during her stay at Mumbai.The ship last visited Mumbai in July 2002, the spokesperson said. PTI VT NRB BASlast_img read more

Bollywood in full attendance at Deepika-Ranveer’s reception

first_imgMumbai, Dec 1 (PTI) Bollywood’s who’s who — including the Bachchans — the Ambani family and icons of India’s cricket pantheon turned up for Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone’s star-studded wedding reception here at a five star hotel, their third after the wedding in Italy on November 14 and 15.The celebrations at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in suburban Mumbai carried well into the night. The reception was for their friends and colleagues from Bollywood.Deepika looked gorgeous in Zuhair Murad’s blood-red, thigh-high slit, embellished gown with a long train. Ranveer looked dapper in a black tuxedo, styled by Rohit Gandhi and Rahul Khanna. The couple walked hand in hand and posed for the shutterbugs.Those in attendance included Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan, Shweta Bachchan Nanda, and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan.Kareena Kapoor Khan arrived with Saif, Sara, Soha and Kunal Khemmu. Varun Dhawan came with girlfriend Natasha Dalal, Sanjay Dutt with wife Manyata, and Boney Kapoor with daughters Anshula, Khushi and Jahnvi.Tiger Shroff attended the reception with Disha Patani. Other couples who were part of the celebrations included Raveena Tandon-Anil Thadani, Madhuri Dixit Nene-Sriram Nene, and Lara Dutta-Mahesh Bhupathi.Arbaaz Khan came with rumoured girlfriend Giorgia Andriani, while Shabana Azmi graced the reception with husband Javed Akhtar.Karan Johar posed with Ananya Pandey, while Sonakshi Sinha posed with her parents Poonam and Shatrughan.The list of attendees included Katrina Kaif, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Arjun Kapoor, Malaika Arora, Rohit Shetty, Rekha, Hrithik Roshan, Anushka Sharma, Anil Kapoor, Farah Khan, Shilpa Shetty, Rani Mukherji and Jacqueline Fernandez.advertisementKriti Sanon, Sidharth Malhotra, Ashutosh Gowariker, Zoya Akhtar, Radhika Apte, Hema Malini, R Madhavan, Nimrat Kaur, Sonu Sood, Ritesh Deshmukh, Vicky Kaushal, Abbas Mustan, and Rakyesh Omprakash Mehra also came to wish the newly wed couple.The Ambani family — Mukesh and Nita Ambani with their children — and sports personalities like Kapil Dev, Sachin Tendulkar, M S Dhoni, and Hardik Pandya also attended the function.Shah Rukh Khan had not arrived till 1 am.The couple had thrown a reception in Bangalore on November 21 and another in Mumbai on November 28 for family and friends.Deepika and Ranveer dated for six years before they got married at the picturesque Lake Como in Italy. They first got married as per Konkani rituals on November 14 and then again on the 15th in an Anand Karaj ceremony.Cupid struck them on the sets of Sanjay Leela Bhansali-directed “Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela” (2013). The two were later seen together in “Bajirao Mastani” (2015) and “Padmaavat” (2018). PTI KKP GVSlast_img read more