CDC raises nearly 30,000 from Golf Tournament

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. –  The 10th annual charity CDC Golf Tournament raised $29,615 this past Saturday.Eighty-four participants were treated to a day of early fall sunshine and no wind, perfect for hitting the fairways at the Lakepoint Golf and Country Club.Executive Director of the CDC, Tana Millner said she is surprised at how nice of day it turned out to be. Millner also said the turnout gets better every year, and they exceeded their mark in terms of money raised.- Advertisement -The team from IPAC Services Corp claimed first place out of 16 teams consisting of four players per team.last_img

Great turnout for Bluey Day in support of local cancer patients

first_imgThe money raised will be going towards the Cancer Diagnostic and Treatment Fund. Money collected by the fund is used to acquire equipment that assists in the comfort, diagnosis, and treatment of local cancer patients. Each of the 42 participants also had to raise at least $500 in support of the campaign.Executive Director of the Fort St. John Hospital Foundation Ashley Bentley says whether people were having their heads shaved or just spectating, the community support for the cause was great.“We had 42 people before today decide that they want to support cancer patients in our community that are going through chemotherapy and lost their hair,” she says. “They decided that they would support them and they would shave their heads as well and at the same time raise money for our hospital. It’s great to show that people are out here today watching them shave their heads and supporting them in their adventures. It’s a huge thing to shave your head and go bald.”- Advertisement -Since the first event in 1998, Bluey Day has raised over $1,000,000 for the cause with all of the funds staying in the community. A figure on the totals raised at this year’s event is expected later in the day.last_img read more

Coral Daily Download – Liverpool still tipped to miss out on top four

first_imgDave Stevens joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.Liverpool beat Bournemouth on Monday night to make it two wins from two in the Premier League, but the Coral spokesman revealed the Reds are still outsiders to finish in the top four.Stevens also looked ahead to the first leg of Manchester United’s Champions League play-off clash with Club Brugge on Tuesday night and said Louis van Gaal’s side are 1/12 to qualify.Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfastlast_img

WB-UPN merger a blow to minorities

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinals“These statistics should remind everyone in a position to affect decisions during this hiring season of the underemployment of minority and female writers in series television,” said WGA West board member Melissa Rosenberg, who chairs the guild’s Diversity Strategy Committee. “That outcome can be prevented and, instead, progress can be made if intentional steps are taken to reach beyond familiarity, tapping diverse writers at all levels, promoting those already working, and seeking out new writers in these underrepresented groups.” During the current season, 542 women were on writing staffs, up by more than 100 positions from the season before. This represents an increase of about 1 percent of total female television employment – from 28.4 percent in 2004-05 to 29.3 percent in 2005-06. The report states that in general, minority writers have lost some ground compared with their white counterparts who are also twice as likely to be executive producers than their minority peers. During the current season, there were 206 minority writers on the staffs of television shows, up slightly from the prior season. But since the overall number of TV writers grew between the two seasons by 17.3 percent, the minority share actually decreased from 13 percent in 2004-05 to 12 percent in 2005-06. More than half of the ethnic minority writers (63.1 percent) are African-American and continued to be heavily concentrated at the now-defunct UPN. Of the remaining minority writers, 19.4 percent were Hispanic and 17.5 percent Asian. The recent merging of the UPN and WB networks into the CW network will contribute to a significant decline in women and racial minority writers for television, according to preliminary findings released Monday by the Writers Guild of America. The guild, which will release its complete 2006 Hollywood writers report this fall, said its advance TV data focusing on staffing for the upcoming 2006-07 season was grim for women who remain underrepresented on TV staffs by a 2-1 margin even though they make up 51 percent of the U.S. population. Male writers are also twice as likely as female writers to be what is known as a “show runner,” a writer who also acts as an executive producer. Ethnic minorities, which comprise 30 percent of the population, are outnumbered 3-1, the preliminary numbers show. While UPN led in minority hiring, the ABC Family Channel was tops in terms of female staffing, followed by Lifetime, UPN, NBC and WB. The news was better for “older” writers who are described in the findings as over the age of 40. This group continued to make up more than 45 percent of all writers, are more than twice as likely to be show runners than younger writers, and are more likely to work in drama instead of comedy. Lifetime is the top employer of writers over 40, followed by TNT, FX, USA and HBO. The WGA’s forthcoming 2006 Hollywood Writers Report will be compiled and authored by Darnell M. Hunt, UCLA professor of sociology and director of the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies. He also compiled the guild’s 2005 report. The report examines the current employment climate, hiring trends, and income earnings for women, minority and other writers in the entertainment industry. greg.hernandez@dailynews.com (818)713-3758160Want 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

SOCCER – DONEGAL LEAGUE FIXTURES FOR THIS WEEKEND

first_imgDonegal Junior LeagueFixtures Saturday 03-01-2015 K.O. 2p.m. (Unless Stated)Glencar Inn Saturday Division TwoMilford United Reserves v Drumbar F.C.Ramelton Mariners v Strand Rovers Sunday 04-01-2015Brian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionRathmullan Celtic v Drumoghill F.C.Cranford United v Lifford CelticMilford United v Kildrum TigersGweedore Celtic v Glenea United Watson Hire Division OneGweedore United v Lagan HarpsKilmacrennan Celtic v Keadue RoversCT Ball Division Two Ballybofey United v Deele HarpsSOCCER – DONEGAL LEAGUE FIXTURES FOR THIS WEEKEND was last modified: December 28th, 2014 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:Donegal Leaguefixtureslast_img read more

Manchester United had stunning Mbappe approach rejected by Paris Saint-Germain

first_img Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT possible standings 2 Brazil midfielder Fred was signed, and debuted against Leicester City, while youngster Diogo Dalot, and Lee Grant also moved to Old Trafford.But none of the club’s defensive targets were signed with Toby Alderweireld, Harry Maguire, Jerome Boateng, Yerry Mina, Diego Godin, and Kurt Zouma all being missed out on. Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion silverware predicted What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas revealed Mbappe became the second teenager to score in a World Cup final BIG PRESENTS UP TOP gameday cracker latest Manchester United had an approach for Paris Saint-Germain wonderkid Kylian Mbappe rejected, according to the Daily Mirror.The Red Devils had a torrid transfer window with manager Jose Mourinho failing to acquire many of his top targets. Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update center_img Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures smart causal The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade whoops Mourinho had also been interested in signing a left-back and a right winger should the appropriate signing materialise but they ended the summer transfer window with just the three deals coming in.The Daily Mirror, though, report Manchester United enquired after the 19-year-old World Cup winner, just one year on from his £160million move to the French capital from Monaco.It’s believed PSG immediately knocked back the interest and made it clear Mbappe, following his star turn at World Cup 2018, would be going nowhere. England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won SORRY Most Popular Premier League News 2 He’s 19 years old and already one of the finest strikers in the world.last_img read more

St. Bernard’s boys rally for 69-59 win over McKinleyville in final non-league tuneup

first_imgEureka >> When the going got tough, so did the Crusaders.Trailing by as many as 10 points in the third quarter, the St. Bernard’s boys basketball team closed out Wednesday night’s 69-59 comeback victory over visiting McKinleyville on a massive 42-22 run to continue building its head of steam going into league play.“I was talking to Tag (Wotherspoon) earlier in the day doing some pre-game radio stuff and that’s what I said about this team — those guys, I don’t even know if they know they’re …last_img

5 things to know about new Giants second baseman Scooter Gennett

first_imgThe first thing you want to know about new Giants second baseman Scooter Gennett: He has a quick first step.He was acquired by the Giants from the Reds at the trade deadline on Wednesday. By Thursday morning, he had changed his Twitter profile to read: “I Love God, my Family and my Team the San Francisco Giants.” Remember, Scooter was in Cincinnati when the trade was announced. He had to throw some socks and shirts in a carry-on and bug out to Philadelphia where the Giants are playing the …last_img

A Weed Is a Nice Plant at the Wrong Party

first_imgHow do weeds go wild?  That is a question investigated by Science Now on Feb. 20.1  A complex relationship between a plant and its microbial partners may keep it in check.  Transplant that species to an unfamiliar territory, and it may go out of control because it no longer has its restraining pathogens, or “natural enemies” (if that metaphor is useful: see 07/03/2003 entry).  Experiments on knapweed have shown two processes at work:Enemies clearly matter, and that’s especially true in the old country.  When the researchers grew knapweed in French soil, it fared better in soil that had been previously planted with bunchgrass than with knapweed–presumably because the bunchgrass soil had not accumulated knapweed-specific pathogens.  But it appears that enemies aren’t the whole story.  Montana soil showed the opposite pattern: Knapweed planted in soil that had grown knapweed did better there than in once-grassy soil, the team reports in the 19 February issue of Nature.  They think that invasive knapweed has not only escaped its natural pathogens in Montana but is modifying the soil to its own advantage, perhaps by cultivating helpful mycorrhizal fungi.“This suggests that the contribution of soil organisms in invasiveness is two-fold: [Invasives] escape from the bad guys and [get] help from the good guys,” notes Wim Van der Putten of the Centre for Terrestrial Ecology in Heteren, The Netherlands.1Erik Skogstad, “How Weeds Go Wild,” Science Now Feb 20, 2004.The article starts with the language of warfare, but is it misleading?It may not make great action footage for nature documentaries, but plants are in constant battle with each other–for space, light, water–and with soil pathogens that threaten to kill or stunt them.  Now it’s becoming clear just how important this subterranean struggle can be.  Plants that escape their natural soil-borne enemies, and strike up alliances with friendly microbes, can become aggressive invaders.This Malthusian, dog-eat-dog imagery may be opposite the truth (see 07/04/2003 entry.)  If the plants and their soil organisms are in a balance of growth and regulation, that can be a picture a peaceful homeostasis just as much as the regulation that goes on inside a single cell: agonist and antagonist, on-switch and off-switch, accelerator and brake.    Imagine instead a post-Fall and post-Flood world.  After a worldwide flood and ice age, the ecology was radically changed with continents having drifted apart and land bridges vanished under rising seas.  New groups of organisms, now isolated from one another, settled into new levels of mutual regulation suitable for their climate.  The more isolated the environments became, the more “damage” an invasive species could cause.  Increasing human migrations accelerated the upsets to ecologies that had become established over thousands of years (e.g., the importation of tumbleweeds to the western United States by Russian immigrants, Dutch elm disease, etc.).  An original worldwide balance in nature was replaced by islands, each balanced internally, but out of balance with each other.    All human investigators have the same data available for study.  Darwinian struggle, Biblical paradise lost – your metaphor will affect how you look at the data, and what questions you will find interesting.(Visited 9 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Geocache of the Week Video Edition — De drie hoofddeugden (GC3G6DH)

first_imgMulti-caches are great ways to see more than one place via geocache. What sort of “tours” have multi-caches taken you on? Tell us in the comments.Continue to explore some of the most engaging geocaches around the globe. Check out all the Geocaches of the Week on the Geocaching blog.If you would like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, leave a comment below with the name of the geocache, the GC code, and why you think we should feature it.Share with your Friends:More [vsw id=”Wqx3MsXZPZ4″ source=”youtube” width=”853″ height=”480″ autoplay=”no”]Geocache Name:De drie hoofddeugden (GC3G6DH)Difficulty/Terrain Rating:2.5/1.5Why this is the Geocache of the Week:Last April, the Geocaching HQ videographer, reidsomething, had the opportunity to visit Bruges and attend a Mega-Event. While she was there, she had the opportunity to meet two geocachers and explore one of their multi-caches. Check out the video above to learn more about what makes this multi-cache amazing.What the cache owner, sdw2, has to say:“The thing we mostly like [about placing geocaches] is to think about something new and to work it out in our heads. Also exploring the area and seeing where we can do what is fun. Give our ideas shape. It is pleasing to see that our hard work is appreciated. Positive logs ensure the cache remains well maintained so other cachers  can also enjoy. It also encourages you to get back to work and look for ideas for a new cache.”To Geocachers: “Be original and surprise us! Do not be scared of things of which you know nothing, as in our case the electrical system. There are always people around you who can help a hand with the technical development of your ideas.”What geocachers are saying:“Yesterday we found WP1 and WP2, but it was too late for the rest. This morning we decided to continue before leaving Bruges and it was worth it. The last stages were very interesting and with a little help we could find the final, where we did not dare to search. Very recommendable!” – dbox“Thanks for a truly excellent cache…A brilliant first multi in Brugge! With a little help from the kind lady – as two clues were temporarily inaccessible. We like the squares picture because of the bright colours and unusual shapes. SL. Did swaps. Left GC. TFTC. Favourited.” – mykey987“Had a lovely time learning about the history of how this cache came to be from the fabulous cache owners. Bruges is lucky to have such creative and thoughtful hiders in their geocaching community. Thank you Stef & Sara for the great afternoon.” – reidsomethingPhotos:The final location. Photo by geocacher vdv_elsArt within the church. Photo by clyden’bonnieCan you find this geocache? Photo by geocacher Beastg SharePrint RelatedFeatured Geocacher of the Month Award WinnersAugust 25, 2011In “Community”Love is in the air. And locked to a gate. — Love Lock Eeuwige Liefde !?! (GC41QJY) — Geocache of the WeekFebruary 12, 2014In “Community”Another one down the drain. – A Crappy Cache (GC35T4T) – Geocache of the WeekFebruary 26, 2015In “Geocache of the Week”last_img read more