City of FSJ and North Peace Gymnastics to host annual Dodgeball Tournament

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The City of Fort St. John Recreation and North Peace Gymnastics Association is holding their Annual Adult Dodgeball Tournament on February 16.This annual event is in conjunction with the High on Ice Winter Fest.This event includes prizes, concession, costumes, beer gardens and raffle draws. Registration fee is $120 per team, and each team can have a maximum of eight players, with a minimum of six players.- Advertisement -Indoor or clean shoes are a requirement, all other equipment is provided.Registration must be done in person at the Visitor Centre in the Pomeroy Sport Centre, and the registration deadline is February 1, 2019, at 4:30 p.m.This Tournament is for participants 18 years and older.Advertisement The Annual Adult Dodgeball Tournament is taking place on February 16, from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., at the Kids Arena.For more information, you can call 250-785-4592 or email recreation@fortstjohn.ca.last_img read more

into personal attacks by Rosie, Elisabeth over war in Iraq

first_imgO’Donnell and Hasselbeck were shown on a split screen as the argument progressed without commercial interruption. “Do you believe that I think our troops are terrorists? And you would not even look me in the face, Elisabeth, and say, `No, Rosie,”‘ O’Donnell said. Responded Hasselbeck: “Because you are an adult, and I am certainly not going to be the person for you to explain your thoughts. They’re your thoughts! Defend your own insinuations!” O’Donnell, who is leaving the ABC daytime talk show next month, said she wasn’t going to fight anymore. “So for three weeks, you can say all the Republican crap you want.” Hasselbeck discussed the war of words in an interview with syndicated entertainment show “Extra” that was to air Wednesday evening. “I honestly think, I believe that we are mature women who can resolve,” she said. “I hope we can. I would hope that a disagreement or a heated debate wouldn’t be the end of a relationship.” In a posting on her blog, O’Donnell wrote: “a split screen, new heights, or lows, depending on who u ask.” – Associated Press 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Watching Rosie O’Donnell and Elisabeth Hasselbeck squabble on ABC’s “The View” is nothing new, but Wednesday’s dust-up seemed particularly nasty with the co-hosts trading accusations and personal digs. A political discussion over the war in Iraq became heated when an angry O’Donnell decried Hasselbeck for not standing up for her when media outlets suggested that she’d called U.S. troops “terrorists” during a previous debate. “What you did was not defend me. … I asked you if you believed what the Republican pundits were saying – you said nothing, and that’s cowardly,” O’Donnell said. Responded a stern Hasselbeck: “Do not call me a coward, because No. 1, I sit here every single day, open my heart and tell people what I believe.” last_img

DIV 1 RES: DUNGLOE 1-11, KILCAR 1-12

first_imgDiv 1 Res Dungloe 1-11 Kilcar 1-12Despite being trailing by 7 points at half time this young Dungloe side showed great team spirit in the second half and were unlucky not to snatch a draw as the final whistle sounded.Points in the first half for dungloe from Mark Clerkin, Shaun Wallace & Donal Rogders. Kilcar scorers were points from Christopher Doogan (0-3) Gerared Reilly, Padraig Sweeney, Martin Byrne, Declan Gallagher & goal from Gerard McBrearty left the half time Dungloe 0-3 Dungloe 1-7. At the start of the second half points from Mark Clerkin & Caolan Ward halved the deficit.Kilcar’s Christopher Doherty and Padraig Sweeney pointed but Shaun Boyle, (2) & Shaun Wallace traded points with Eoghan O’Donnell before Dungloe hit three without reply from Mark Clerkin and Shaun Wallace 2 (1F).Jason Campbell pointed for Kilcar before Dungloe’s Donal Rodgers fired to the back of the Kilcar net to level the game after a free was dropped in on top of the forwards.Substitute Kevin Lyons pointed for Kilcar while in the dying mintues a free from Chris McGlynn fell narrowly wide and the visitors gained 2 points. Dungloe 1-11 Kilcar 1-12.  DIV 1 RES: DUNGLOE 1-11, KILCAR 1-12 was last modified: April 6th, 2015 by John2Share 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:Division Onedungloekilcarreserveslast_img read more

It’s hotter than Tenerife!

first_imgDonegal is basking in beautiful sunshine today and temperatures have beaten holiday hotspot levels.Ireland is now hotter than the Canary Islands as we reach highs of over 24 degrees Celsius, compared to Tenerife’s cool 22 degrees.Met Eireann is celebrating the summer with a cheeky tweet showing off Mayo’s heat, but Donegal’s current heat conditions are rising higher. https://twitter.com/MetEireann/status/887254818745708544The northwest is today set to experience top temperatures of 25 degrees and fresh breezes. Embrace the sunshine while it lasts, as there is a risk of thundery showers tonight.Cloud will gradually increase this afternoon as it becomes humid and warm. We are in for a warm night with minimum temperatures of 16-17 degrees.The rain returns from tomorrow (Wednesday), with some heavy and possibly thundery showers. It will remain warm with highs of 18-20 degrees in the morning, although it will become cooler and drier in the day. It’s hotter than Tenerife! was last modified: July 18th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:weatherlast_img read more

Why Gold iPhones And Cheap iPhones Make Perfect Sense

first_imgApple will bombard consumers with marketing and advertising about the joyous joys of experiencing an iPhone. “Experience” will be the key word here, as Apple won’t want to directlyremind people of the cheaper version while also still trying to sell it to anyone and everyone.So look for more commercials that show off the camera experience, the app experience, the lucid delight of holding a product made from Apple. Just as we do from Samsung, expect a sickening display of iPhone-centric marketing to be pushed down your throats come the holiday shopping season.How Will Apple Handle Two iPhones At Once?Apple typically makes two versions of its iPhone based on the cellular chip inside. One is optimized towards the type of 4G LTE that companies like Verizon and Sprint use while the other is for the LTE/HSPA+ that AT&T and T-Mobile use. (This is a gross simplification, but basically Apple and other manufacturers use different chips to allow phones to work on the different frequency bands various carriers use to move voice and data).Apple will want to get as wide a distribution base as possible with the new iPhones. So expect that the internal specifications of each new iPhone to have to standard models that can be optimized to just about any network in the world. Layered software design in iOS 7.Apple’s strategy will not be like the one employed by its chief rival Samsung. The Korean gadget maker has a “spaghetti at the wall” type of approach to consumer electronics: throw a lot of stuff out there and see what sticks. Hence, you get a universe of Galaxy smartphones on Android, a bunch of Windows Phones and ATIV devices, styluses, tablets, laptops and on and on.This is not what Apple will do with its new array of smartphones. Apple will be highly targeted with what it will call top end devices while competing with Samsung on price and features. Instead of the napalm bomb that burns the entire environment to the ground (but still gets the job done), Apple will be coming to the market with a laser precision.Apple’s approach will inform how it releases and distributes iPhones for the next several years. Except this may be the only time we see a “C” device. Once Apple standardizes on screen size and the Lightning connector, it may go back to its old strategy of making older phones its budget options. For instance, when the iPhone 6 comes out, instead of making an iPhone 6C available for free on contract, the iPhone 5 would be the free version with the 5S as the mid-range version at $99. Related Posts What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Gold and plastic. A splash of color. These are not the black and white iPhones you are used to. What is Apple doing?Apple has a variety of motivations to diversify its iPhone lineup. After six years, the general look and feel of the iPhone is beginning to feel dull. Compared to some of the innovative Android smartphones and Nokia’s Lumia line running Windows Phone, the iPhone looks downright archaic.HTC’s flagship One smartphone (probably the best smartphone currently available on the market) beats Apple’s industrial design with its sleek unibody metal casing. Motorola will let you make a Moto X smartphone in a variety of colors and customizations. Samsung’s Galaxy S4 has souped up its specs and taken Apple to task with a variety of high-end gimmick features. Nokia makes the best smartphone camera on the planet.See also iOS 7: Is There Any Reason to Jailbreak Anymore?Apple needs an upgrade in a big way.But what about this cheaper iPhone, the 5C? The supposed iPhone 5C is a different matter altogether. Apple has never released multiple versions of its flagship smartphone before and the company’s CEO Tim Cook has said previously that Apple would not create a “budget” iPhone. The problem facing Apple is that it does not have a good weapon to fight the Android Army (led by Samsung but also manned by the likes of Huawei, ZTE, LG and HTC) that dominates world smartphone shipments. The Asian Android manufacturers can flood markets like China, India, Indonesia, the Middle East and Eastern Europe with cheap smartphones that consumers are willing to eat up. The new iPhones will be more than just a way to make a dent in the world of smartphone market share. Apple will likely be streamlining and diversifying its product base in ways that will heavily influence its mobile strategy over the next several years.Three iPhones, One Set Of StandardsApple enthusiast and blogger John Gruber makes a salient point when discussing the motive for an iPhone 5C:If Apple does unveil an iPhone 5C, I expect them to concurrently abandon the iPhones 4 and 4S. Their three pricing tiers for the next year would be a new iPhone 5S at the high end, today’s iPhone 5 in the mid-range, and the new 5C at the low end. This way, all new iPhones would sport 16:9 aspect ratio displays, and all would have Lightning adapter ports. Apple’s previous strategy for lower-end iPhones was to make older models available for less. So, when the iPhone 5 came out (at $199 on a two-year contract in the United States), the iPhone 4S became $99 and the iPhone 4 was free on contract. The problem, though, is that the iPhone 4 and 4S have 3.5-inch screens, 3:2 aspect ratio displays and the old 30-pin connectors for charging and transferring files. Apple would like all of its devices to be on one set of standards, which means that the old iterations that do not comply must be tossed out the window.  Tags:#Apple#iPhone 5S Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces dan rowinski Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement With a lineup of the 5C, 5 and 5S, all Apple’s iPhones would have 4-inch screens and Lightning adapters. Developers will like the streamlined approach because it means they won’t have to build their apps for two different iPhone screen sizes going forward (though they will still have to support the existing iPhone 4/4S in users hands for a while). Apple’s Ability To Make You Want An iPhoneNo consumer gadget company in the world is as good at playing on human emotions than Apple. Between the elegant design of the iPhone (and iPod/iPad/MacBook/iMac and so on), Apple creates products that people crave. Apple computers and smartphones are status symbols—especially in the U.S., but also in international markets. See also: 5 iPhone Accessories You Can Buy Now—And Won’t Regret LaterA sleek iPhone with an understated gold back that would sell for top dollar is a perfectly understandable product from a company like Apple. Call it gaudy or call it a gimmick, people will want to be seen with their gold iPhone 5S. The gold option would also make it stand out from the supposed multi-colored plastic back of the iPhone 5C.The iPhone 5C will also pull at the heartstrings of consumers. People want to have the Apple “experience” and a decent smartphone, but don’t want to break the bank. The iPhone 5C could be sold for free on contract (like the way the iPhone 4 is now) or for as little as $350 off contract (which would make it attractive in emerging markets). What is white and glass and gold all over? Depending on who you believe, that would be the new iPhone. In addition to a gold variant, likely to be known as the iPhone 5S, Apple is also rumored to be coming out with some cheaper, plastic iPhones called the iPhone 5C that will come in a variety of colors. last_img read more

Tej Pratap’s tweet signals rift in RJD

first_imgTej Pratap Yadav, elder son of Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad, on Saturday created a flutter in political circles with a tweet indicating that all is not well in the party. Many saw it as the first open sign of rift between Mr. Prasad’s sons. Mr. Tej Pratap, however, later clarified in a series of tweets that there were no differences between them.“Mera sochna hai ki mein Arjun ko Hastinapur ki gaddi per baithayun aur khud dwarka chala jaun! Ab Kuchek chuglon ko kasht hai ki kahin mein king-maker na kahlaun (I think I should place Arjuna on the throne of Hastinapur and go to Dwarka! But some have a problem that I may be called a kingmaker),” tweeted Mr. Tej Pratap, who was Health, Environment and Forest Minister in the previous grand alliance government. He is known for his religious bent of mind. He often presents himself in posters and billboards as Lord Krishna, while projecting Tejashwi as Arjuna.Mr. Tej Pratap’s tweet triggered a flutter. A BJP leader said: “It was the first sign of family dispute and is bound to happen.” JD(U) leaders insisted they had nothing to say since it was a family issue of Mr. Lalu Prasad. RJD leaders refused to comment, while Congress leaders expressed ignorance about the tweet.Speaking to a select group of journalists, Mr. Tej Pratap indicated that he was not happy with the way the party was functioning. There were some who were trying to create a rift between him and his brother.‘Piece of heart’However, Mr. Tej Pratap soon posted a series of tweets explaining all was well in the party. “Listen you all from Sangh [RSS] … don’t try to spread rumours and do listen with your ears open that Tejashwi is a piece of my heart,” said one of his tweets. His earlier tweet said “there is no rift between me and my brother … we’ve to remove those who are trying to create a division in the party”. The next tweet said: “RJD and the alliance partners have a big responsibility to form a government in 2019, but we’ve to be careful about anti-social elements …”last_img read more

Michael Martinez gains slot to PyeongChang Winter Olympics

first_imgTyphoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Kevin Durant says sorry for behavior toward official Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Michael Martinez competes in the men’s individual figure skating in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/SEA GAMES MEDIA POOLFilipino figure skater Michael Martinez is set to return for his second straight Winter Games.Martinez, who competed in the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, got a slot at the last minute after Sweden’s Alexander Majorov withdrew from the PyeongChang Olympics following the decision by the Swedish Olympic Committee.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC The 21-year-old Martinez placed 8th in the Nebelhorn Trophy Competition in September of 2017. It was not enough to secure an outright ticket to PyeongChang, but it put Martinez  first on the waiting list in case of withdrawals.Martinez placed 19th out of 24 skaters in Sochi, the first time a skater from Southeast Asia and from a tropical country competed in the Winter Games.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAs for Majorov, there is petition at Change.org that seeks to reverse SOC’s decision and reinstate the skater back to the Olympic roster, but the Swedish skater has seemingly accepted his fate based on his tweets. Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

(REOPENS DEL104)

first_imgDebunking the ruling party charge that Congress was blocking Parliament, Gandhi hit back saying “the problem is not with us, it is with the government which refuses to accept that the democratic right of the Opposition is to raise burning public issues for debate and discussion”.”It is the governments responsibility to ensure that Parliament functions,” he said.Holding the government responsible for non-functioning of Parliament in the last two sessions, Azad said the government and the ruling party have failed to take any action on the issues raised by the opposition over controversial statements made by BJP leaders.The government has prioritised 32 business items for the Budget session beginning tomorrow which include 11 bills pending in Rajya Sabha and one in the Lok Sabha.Financial business includes eight items relating to Railway and General Budgets and the Budget of Arunachal Pradesh covering Finance Bill and Appropriation Bills pertaining to 2016-17 and Supplementary Demands for Grant.Upping the ante on the JNU row, Yechury said, “There was manufactured evidence (in Germany, which led to) burning of Reichstag building, which all ended with the end of World War II. Similarly, there is manufactured row in JNU. Manufactured evidences were given.”Those, who are responsible for this are moving free. There is lot of talk about nationalism over the JNU row. It is very similar to the nationalism that Hitler used, to come to power,” Yechury said. PTI NAB AMR SPG PRMlast_img read more

FIFA U-17 World Cup: Iran stun Germany 4-0 to enter knockout round

first_imgIran stunned Germany 4-0 in the biggest upset of the tournament so far to qualify for the knock-out round of the FIFA U-17 World Cup in Guwahati on Tuesday.Iran, who controlled the proceedings throughout the Group C match, scored through Younes Delfi (6th and 42th), Allahyar Sayyad (49th) and Vahid Namdari (75th) at the Nehru Stadium here.Nothing went right for the Germans who were disorganised in the midfield and could not trouble the rival defence. Their defence also kept a lot of space which the Iranians exploited with repeated forays.Iran, who beat Guinea in their opening match, now sit on top of the group with six points and have qualified for the round of 16.Germany, who beat Costa Rica 2-1 in their opening match, now need to win against Guinea in their final group match in order to qualify for the knock-out round. Guinea and Costa Rica, who played out a 2-2 draw today, have one point each.Iran play their last match here against Costa Rica on October 13 while Germany travel to Kochi to play against Guinea.Photo Credit: FIFA Iran, who adopted a defensive approach in their last match, today preferred to play an attacking game and the move paid off as they took the lead in the sixth minute when Younes Delfi took a shot which deflected from rival defender Jan Bollers leg and found the net.The early goal put the Germans in complete shambles. The Iranians attacked the German citadel regularly and could have increased the lead but keeper Luca twice denied Mohammed Ghobeishavi from scoring.advertisementLuca Plogmann once again had to dive to bring a save from llahyar Sayyad in the 25th minute.The pressure on the Germans was so much that they conceded another goal in the 42nd minute as Younes Delfi once again scored with a glancing header from a free kick taken by Mohammed Sharifi. The Iranians were 2-0 up at half time.The Iranian defence gave a good account of themselves and did not allow the Germans any space to operate inside the danger zone.The Germans had only one chance to score in the dying minutes of the first half when John Yeboahs try went over the bar from close.After the change of ends, Younes Delfi could have scored a hat-trick but German keeper Luca once again came off to his sides rescue and denied him in the 48th minute when he blocked his shot.But a minute latter, Delfi made a good move on the right and send a cross into the box which Allahyar Sayyed headed the ball into the net to kill the contest in favour of Iran.Substitute Saeid Karimi then played a one-to-one pass with Vahid Namdari who shot home from close to complete the rout.last_img read more

Wenger praises ‘not afraid’ Nketiah

first_imgArsenal ‘He smells the right movements’ – Wenger praises Arsenal’s Nketiah for decisive double Dejan Kalinic Last updated 2 years ago 14:39 10/25/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) EddieNketiah - Cropped Getty Images Arsenal Arsenal v Norwich City Norwich City League Cup Arsène Wenger The Frenchman was confident the teenage forward would deliver in the EFL Cup when he threw him on in the final minutes against Norwich Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger praised Eddie Nketiah for his character and movement after the teenage forward’s match-winning performance in the Carabao Cup.Nketiah, 18, came off the bench and scored twice to lead Arsenal past Norwich City 2-1 after extra time at the Emirates Stadium on Tuesday.Arsenal 6/10 to beat Swans & O2.5 goals Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player It was the England Under 19 international’s second appearance for the first-team as he came off the bench in the final minute of the Europa League win over BATWenger said he knew the teenager was capable of delivering off the bench against Norwich and was repaid with Nketiah equalising immediately after coming on in the 85th minute.”I know he has character and is not afraid,” Wenger told a news conference.”He smells the combination movements, he can give and go and once a player has that in his game, they have always a chance.”The guys who can understand that if they give the ball somewhere and they can get it back and know where to get it back, the quality of reception is a very important quality.”I would say the quality of the reception, he has that.”84: AFC 0-1 NCFC85: @EddieNketiah9 comes on to chants of “Who?”FT: AFC 2-1 NCFCEddie who? pic.twitter.com/4vkxgrx5Fy— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) October 24, 2017Wenger admitted he probably would not have introduced Nketiah if he had more senior options on the bench.The Frenchman said his change was purely to make Arsenal more dangerous, with Nketiah finding the winner in the 96th minute.”We lacked ideas, we lacked a little bit to create clear-cut chances,” Wenger said.”I was impressed by the defensive performance of Norwich and so you sit there on the bench and think, ‘What can we do to be a bit more dangerous?'”It was the occasion where we had to take a big gamble because there was not much time to go and I know that Eddie can score a goal.”last_img read more