Thursday Cyclo Cross Results

first_imgRobin Baillie won the Thursday night Cyclo cross on the North Peace circuit with 36:48. He held off second place Stephen Ferris who had 38:49. Colter Young was third at 39:17 and Pat Ferris was 4th at 44:12. All did 6 laps. Gord Harris, Sam Keats and Barb Polehoykie completed 5 laps. The addition of the ësand trapí to the loop made the race more interesting. Riders who could ride through without stopping certainly had the advantage over those who could not.- Advertisement – This Sunday: Cyclo cross double header. 10:00 am at the North Peace circuit and 2 pm at the Beatton River circuit. Two events in one day is to get the locals ready to do the National Cyclo cross Championships in Edmonton on the Thanksgiving long weekend.last_img read more

Massoud brace sails Sharks to Shield final

first_img0Shares0000Massoud Juma celebrates one of his goals with his teammates in a GOtv Shield semi-final match against Sony Sugar at Afraha Stadium on September 24, 2017. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAKURU, Kenya, Sep 24- Massoud Juma struck a brace against his former employers as Kariobangi Sharks sailed to their first ever GOtv Shield final with a 2-0 win over Sony Sugar in a closely contested tie at the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru on Sunday.In a game of very few scoring opportunities, Sharks made use of Sony Sugar’s mistakes, going one better than last season when the bowed out at the same stage with a 4-1 loss against Ulinzi Stars at the same venue. “I am very pleased with the effort the players had put in. When we started, our ultimate goal was to get to the final and getting here, it is purely because of the hard work put in by the players,” Sharks head coach William Muluya said after the match.His Sony counterpart Salim Babu who maneuvered through Premier League opposition before getting to the final was left ruing defensive blips for the loss.“We managed the game very well and when our initial plan did not work we changed and we began playing better. We lost today not because we didn’t play well but because we committed very small mistakes,” the tactician opined.Juma opened the scoring in the 29th minute when he slapped the ball over advancing Sony keeper Kevin Omondi after Sony skipper Joseph Omweri misjudged a deep cross from Paul Kamau, handing the Sharks forward a one on one opportunity with the keeper.Before the goal, none of the two sides had threatened much, with most of the duel concentrated in the middle of the pack with both keepers left to collect cross-balls, all of which didn’t pose much danger.Kariobangi Sharks forward Massoud Juma shields te ball against Sony Sugar’s Bernard Ochieng in a GOtv Shield semi-final match at Afraha Stadium on September 24, 2017. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluSharks were forced into a sub with 10 minutes left to halftime, midfielder Patillah Omotto limping off injured after a knock and replaced by Christopher Kimanthi.In the second half Sony came back with more pressure, head coach Salim Babu bringing in Laban Gambareko to boost the attack.In the 55th minute, Sony thought they should have had a penalty when Yema Mwana was pulled down by Wycliffe Otieno inside the box but referee Judith Muhonja waved play on.On the other end 10 minutes later, Sven Yidah came close to doubling Sharks’ lead with his header from a Kamau corner going inches over. Juma had a chance a minute later after sprinting away on the left but his shot hit the side netting.Sony piled pressure seeking an equalizer and experienced midfielder Fredrick ‘Uche’ Onyango had his shot inside the box blocked after some suspect defending by Sharks.Yema Mwana had a perfect opportunity in the 73rd minute when he dived in to meet a Samuel Olare cross, but he missed it by an inch with a gaping goalmouth at his mercy.Sony were punished for their own mistakes, a miss-pass from Nick Akoko in the middle of the pack intercepted by Kamau who in turn sent Juma through, breaking into the box and blasting the ball into the net.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more


first_imgTropical World in Letterkenny has become a huge success since it was launched.From skunks to butterflies, the centre on the outskirts of the town at Loughnagin has it all. Run by the well-known Alcorn family, the centre again opens for a busy season this Friday, March 30th.Last year the centre played host to more than 20,000 visitors and this year looks like it’s going to be even busier.However the centre will today host a very special open day to explain all it has to offer.The day, which runs from 1-5pm, is aimed at all those in the tourism sector as well as teachers from across the county and further afield. The day is aimed at showing first-hand al the amazing flora and fauna on display at Tropical World as well as answering any questions people might have.If anyone from the tourism of education sectors cannot make today’s open day, they are asked to contact Tropical World directly on 0749121655 or visit WORLD TO BLOSSOM FOR TEACHERS AND TOURIST BOSSES was last modified: March 28th, 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) Tags:OPENINGteacherstropical worldlast_img read more

Veterans, dead honored with visit of Vietnam wall replica

first_imgAZUSA — – The mood was solemn Saturday at the opening ceremony for the Vietnam Moving Wall display as nearly 200 residents and veterans honored the thousands of men and women who died in that war. The half-scale replica’s arrival at City Hall was celebrated with speeches from those who knew soldiers who died in Vietnam, the releasing of a dove for each dead Azusa soldier, the honoring of the wives of the fallen, and a 21-gun salute by the California State Honor Guard. “We brought the wall here as a symbol of what we did in Vietnam,” said Jerry Martinez, Vietnam veteran and American Legion Post 180 commander. “We didn’t ask to go; our country asked us to go fight, and we did.” The wall, which will be on display until Thursday, was made possible through a $4,500 donation from the VFW Post 8070, American Legion Post 180 and Eagles Aerie 2810. Visitors were given pieces of paper and chalk to take etchings of the names on the memorial replica. Many paused, touching the wall and leaving mementos at the foot of the 6-foot-high aluminum panels. Some residents did not come to pay their respects to a loved one, and instead came to meet the veterans. “They are so cool and brave,” said Azusa resident Christopher Santos, 11. “All of them fought for the right thing, every single war we’ve fought we’ve fought for freedom for everybody around the world.” Santos, who aspires to one day become a U.S. Marine, said that all the names of the dead did not frighten him much. “Even though it scares me a little, I know that even if I end up dead, I’ll always be fighting for the right reason,” he said. His mother, Casey, said she was proud of her son. “Seeing all these names, of course it scares me that he wants to do this,” she said. “But he’s so passionate about it, I just have to have faith in God that he makes the right choices and does the right thing.” For the veterans, it was making sure that future generations of soldiers are recognized and treated properly. “It’s important that returning veterans don’t get treated the way we did,” said Komuro, “It’s important that we remember our past so we don’t repeat it.” — Archana Prakash can be reached at (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2236, or by e-mail at 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 Closing ceremonies will be at 7 p.m. Thursday. The public can visit the wall at any time. Veterans from World War II to the present war in Iraq attended the ceremony. “This war was so unrecognized by the public that people today do not realize the sacrifice these soldiers made,” said Kranston “Shadow” Komuro, Vietnam veteran and president of the San Gabriel Valley chapter of the Vietnam Vets Motorcycle Club. “To see a wall like this, with so many names of the dead, it helps people realize that it’s not just a number.” Along with the wall was a single place setting for those soldiers who could not be at the opening because they were still missing in action. The small table was set with one plate, which had a piece of lemon and a few grains of salt on it, to represent their bitter fate, and the tears of their loved ones as they wait. The glass, set inverted, would never be filled until all those missing were accounted for.last_img read more


first_imgA Donegal county councillor has demanded Deputy Joe McHugh, Dinny McGinley and Senator Jimmy Harte write to 17,146 elderly people explaining why their phone allowances have been cut.Sinn Fein councillor Mick Quinn accused the Government politicians of supporting the isolation of Donegal’s older population.And he added that Fine Gael and Labour have “betrayed the elderly people of their own county.” Quinn was commenting after the Dept of Social Protection had responded to a Parliamentary Question from Sinn Fein T.D. Pearse Doherty, confirming that 17,146 people would lose their telephone allowance in Donegal.Quinn said: “ McHugh, McGinley and Harte have supported the recent Budget which has withdrawn the telephone rental allowance from parents and grandparents across the county.“These men live in a world of Skype, E-Mail and Text and have obviously forgotten how important it is for people from an earlier generation to be able to ring someone from an ordinary phone. It is also vital that our parents and grandparents have the security of being able to press a button in times of crisis.”Quinn continued “Neither Joe, Dinny nor Jimmy experienced any cuts in their massive salaries and expenses in the budget, yet they have the arrogance to defend a budget that targets the most vulnerable in our society. “Have they no shame? Have they no honesty? Have they no integrity? Or is it a case of “ I’m alright Jack.”And he concluded “I believe that Joe, Dinny and Jimmy should write to the elderly of our county, or, their Carers, explaining why it is more important that that they suffer cuts rather than the great and the good of the political elite.” COUNCILLOR DEMANDS POLITICIANS WRITE TO 17,146 DONEGAL PENSIONERS ‘BETRAYED BY PHONE CUT’ was last modified: November 13th, 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:Cllr Mick QuinnDinny McGinleyjimmy harteJoe McHughphone allowancelast_img read more

South Africa congratulates Charlene, Albert

first_imgThe tiny principality of Monaco is gearing up for its much-anticipated royal wedding. Albert and Wittstock announced their engagement in 2010. (Images: Monaco official website) MEDIA CONTACTS • Clayson MonyelaSpokesperson, Department of InternationalRelations and Cooperation+27 12 351 0893 or +27 82 806 reporterSouth Africa has extended well wishes to former Olympic swimmer Charlene Wittstock ahead of her marriage to Prince Albert II of Monaco.Wittstock, from Benoni, east of Johannesburg, marries the Monegasque prince, son of Rainier III and American actress Grace Kelly, in a civil ceremony that takes place today in the throne room of the 12th century Prince’s Palace, Albert’s official residence.The couple is then expected to make an appearance on the palace balcony to greet the Monegasque people.The following day, 2 July, the religious ceremony will take place in the main courtyard of the Prince’s Palace. Some 3 500 guests are expected. The newly-weds will then tour Monaco in a car – screens installed in various public places will ensure that as many people as possible are able to share in the event.Both days have been declared public holidays in Monaco. Reports from the statelet say that the event will also be eco-friendly, as a carbon inventory for everything wedding-related is in preparation and will be finalised once the festivities are over.Lavish celebrations, including a ball, fireworks display and a free gala concert by French superstar musician Jean-Michel Jarre will be the order of the day in Monaco.Well-wishers around the world can follow the wedding, and enjoy the Jarre concert, via television and internet broadcasts.The official wedding broadcast website will stream all the live footage.Olympic participationThe royal couple is due to arrive in South Africa next week, where they will participate in the 123rd session of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), which takes in Durban from 4 to 9 July. Albert is the president of Monaco’s Olympic Committee.Also, according to reports Wittstock wanted her first official trip as Princess of Monaco to be to South Africa.After the IOC gathering, and a reception hosted by the committee in their honour, the bride and groom will enjoy a short honeymoon in the country.Albert has ruled the tiny principality for just over six years. He met the Zimbabwean-born Wittstock in 2000 when she and other members of the national swimming team travelled to Monaco for a competition.However, it was not until 2006 that they were seen together at various events, including the opening of the Beijing Summer Olympics in 2008 and that of the Vancouver Winter Olympics in 2010.They announced their engagement in June 2010 and have since attended a number of high-profile functions as a couple, including the April wedding of England’s Prince William to Kate Middleton.Official congratulationsSouth Africa’s government has expressed its happiness at the event.“On behalf of the government and people of South Africa, President Jacob Zuma wishes the couple well with their nuptials and their life together as man and wife, and extends good wishes to Ms Wittstock in particular, as she prepares to assume royal responsibilities,” said the Presidency in a statement.Tourism Minister Marthinus van Schalkwyk will attend the Monaco royal wedding on behalf of President Zuma.“President Jacob Zuma has asked the minister to represent him at the wedding,” said the Presidency.Zuma will not be able to attend because he’ll be at the 17th African Union assembly session that is taking place in Equatorial Guinea.last_img read more

Silk Feel Triple Flower and Pearl Centre Alice Band Headband Flower Girl : Bought 4 for our flower girls, aged from 2

first_img Beautiful flower girl head band. Beautiful hair band an fast delivery thank you :). Band thickness smaller than shown on picture otherwise beautiful. One of the flowers came unstuck in transit which was disappointing, a bit of glue solved that quickly enough though (for the price i wasn’t going to send it back) it looked the part for my 2 year old flower girl who has now kept it as a souvenir for her duties :-). This headband is really nice and pretty bought 2 for my daughters to wear for my wedding as they are going to be my bridesmaids, they look fantastic. Arrived very quickly which was great as it was a last minute purchase for my wedding. The hairband is lovely, perfect for flowergirls. Beautiful hair band an fast delivery thank you :). Beautiful flower girl head band. Bought 4 for our flower girls, aged from 2. Bought 4 for our flower girls, aged from 2 to 5, fitted all lovely and are well padded around the ears for comfort. One of the flowers came unstuck in transit which was disappointing, a bit of glue solved that quickly enough though (for the price i wasn’t going to send it back) it looked the part for my 2 year old flower girl who has now kept it as a souvenir for her duties :-). This headband is really nice and pretty bought 2 for my daughters to wear for my wedding as they are going to be my bridesmaids, they look fantastic. Lovely head band but little small for a 6 year old. Band thickness smaller than shown on picture otherwise beautiful. Lovely head band but little small for a 6 year old. Bought 4 for our flower girls, aged from 2. Bought 4 for our flower girls, aged from 2 to 5, fitted all lovely and are well padded around the ears for comfort. Arrived very quickly which was great as it was a last minute purchase for my wedding. The hairband is lovely, perfect for flowergirls. Bought 4 for our flower girls, aged from 2 Bridal accessoryWhite Silk Feel Triple Flower and Pearl Centre Alice Band Headband Flower GirlNarrow, ribbon covered plastic alice bandTrio of satin style flowers offset to one sideWhite faux pearl bead clusters enhance flower centresDecoration measures 8cm by 2.75cm and band measures 7mm wideAll measurements approximate across widest pointslast_img read more

Expanding areas of Ohio suffering from hot, dry conditions

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Mike Lutmer, Warren Co.We are very, very dry. The corn is rolled at the moment and the beans are starting to wilt. I am pretty concerned. Out in Hillsboro it has been wet. We had a two-inch rain where we farm over there and then another three inches within seven to 10 days. Here in the past month we haven’t even had a half-inch — maybe two tenths. We got a sprinkle Friday or Saturday but not enough to do anything. The ground is cracking really badly. The beans are still green and blooming but they are not putting anything in the pods.Last week the corn didn’t look too bad yet but we are starting to get some tip-back already. If we would get a rain this week it would help immensely. There is a 60% chance for tomorrow afternoon. I am not holding my breath but I hope we get it.If you go over to the Ohio-Indiana line the crops over there look phenomenal, but this area here in Warren, a little bit of Butler and some of Clinton counties is really dry. The rain keeps going north or south of us.The hay I am raking now is pretty thin. I would like to see another 10 inches of growth on it but it had already bloomed. The hay quality has been very good, there is just not a lot of it. We are on the tail end of second cutting now so we’ll see what happens.Somebody in Warren County near the Clinton County line had 60 acres of soybeans that had Palmer amaranth really bad and they had to bush hog it all. I don’t know how they got it. I have heard about problems in Ohio with that but not around here.For the rest of this week’s droughty reports click here.last_img read more

How to Be an Effective CEO

first_img8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#Gritty Entrepreneurs#NYT#start#StartUp 101 Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…center_img Related Posts This is one post/chapter in a serialized book called Startup 101. For the introduction and table of contents, please click here.First-time entrepreneurs are usually also first-time CEOs. When you look at your first business card that says CEO, don’t forget that it is not necessarily telling the truth. You earn the title of CEO through your actions and your results. You still have your training wheels on.Fortunately, there is probably more advice available on how to be an effective CEO than on almost any other subject. This chapter gives you a quick guide, but do invest the time to read the classics, particularly:“The Effective Executive,” by Peter Drucker,“The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People,” by Stephen Covey.These are timeless classics. Their authors do not attempt to create any modern theory or expound on any particular business or market trend. The books work because they are based on observation. The authors observed effective people to find out what they did right.The Effective ExecutivePeter Drucker’s “Effective Executive” was written in 1966. It is a slim tome and easy to read, even if the language is a bit dated. Drucker focuses on how to allocate time, because you can get more of almost any resource except time. His advice to find time for uninterrupted work is particularly relevant to today’s multi-tasking world. He is also very clear about the need to allocate enough time for people. If you need an hour with someone, don’t think you are being efficient by rushing through the meeting in 15 minutes.CEOs allocate resources. The first resource they need to allocate is their own time.One popular book today is “Now, Discover Your Strengths,” by Marcus Buckingham. Drucker was a big proponent of accentuating a person’s strengths rather than managing their weaknesses.The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People“The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People,” first published in 1989, is a self-help book written by Stephen R. Covey. It has sold over 15 million copies. Covey observes the following habits in effective people:Habit 1: Be proactive.Change starts from within. Most people react to external forces. To lead effectively, you have to overcome that natural tendency.Habit 2: Begin with the end in mind.You cannot lead unless you know where you want to get to.Habit 3: Put first things first.This is similar to what Drucker recommends. You need to have a very clear view of what is important, so that you know what to spend time on. Note that this often means leaving your comfort zone by acting on tasks that you don’t naturally like or feel competent in performing.Habit 4: Think win/win.Seek agreement and relationships that are mutually beneficial. In cases in which a win/win deal cannot be achieved, accept that agreeing on “no deal” may be the best alternative. In developing an organizational culture, be sure to reward win/win behavior among employees, and avoid inadvertently rewarding win/lose behavior.Habit 5: Seek first to understand, then to be understood.First seek to understand the other person, and only then try to be understood. Stephen Covey presents this habit as the most important principle of inter-personal relations. Effective listening is not simply echoing what the other person has said through the lens of your own experience. Rather, it is putting yourself in the mindset of the other person, listening empathetically for both feeling and meaning.Habit 6: Synergize.Through trustful communication, find ways to leverage individual differences to create a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts. Through mutual trust and understanding, people can often solve conflicts and find better solutions than would have been obtained through either person’s own solution.Habit 7: Sharpen the saw.Take time out from production to build production capacity through personal renewal of the physical, mental, social/emotional, and spiritual dimensions. Maintain a balance among these dimensions.Three Things a CEO Has to Do WellThis is all you need to do as a CEO:Set direction and milestones (resisting the tempting distraction of juicy diversification). The ability to clearly say, “No, we are not doing that,” is very important.Allocate resources (both financial and human, starting with your time).Hire and fire the top team (we have devoted a separate chapter to hiring an A-Team because this is much harder to say than do).Making the Transition from Entrepreneur to CEOYour average entrepreneur would probably say, “Yeah, right!” if told that they have to do only three things. The reality of a startup is that you usually have to do a bit of everything. You have to be product manager, if not the actual coder and designer. You become the chief marketing officer, chief financial officer, chief of just about anything that needs to get done.This, of course, is unsustainable. You have to work out a transition plan that allows you to hire people to take over all the jobs that you currently do except the three CEO jobs.Here are five tips for managing that transition:Record how much time you spend on these tasks. Understand the process. You cannot hire for, outsource, or automate a task unless you understand it yourself. Look at this “chief of everything” phase as your chance to learn.Recognize the reality that you are not an expert in these tasks. So K.I.S.S.Understand the difference between “core” and “context” in your business. Core is what you have to do really well and do in-house. Everything else you can and should outsource.Hire, outsource, and automate in proportion to the growth of your business. If you can manage five clients with everything else you are doing, and your two-year plan calls for 20 clients, hire someone who knows how to win and manage 20 clients (not someone who managed 1,000 clients at their last job). When you finally get the resources, there is a huge temptation to over-engineer.Pay particular attention to hiring someone to do the one job that you love and could continue doing very competently (whether that is coding, design, marketing, sales, or finance). Holding on to this one job, your comfort zone, is hugely tempting. But it is a huge mistake that will prevent you from becoming an effective CEO. bernard lunnlast_img read more