Five FSJ Residents Participate in Half Marathon

first_imgFive local participants from Fort St. John took part in the 1/2 Ironman Marathon in Stoney Plain, Alberta over the weekend. The weather was unsettled with some heavy showers during the early part of the race; however, winds were light and several course records were broken. Our local participants did well, most getting personal best results for the 1/2 Ironman event. Here are the results for the 2km swim, 90km bike and 21km run which took place Jul 6th, 2008.Darren Guliov 65/123 (40-49 male) with 5:30:05, Floyd Polehoykie 64/72 (50-59 male) with 7:15:59, Gord Harris 25/72 (50-59 male) with 5:35:54, Kathryn Fairweather 17/41 (20-29 female) with 5:34:40 and Barb Polehoykie 16/66 (40-49 female) with 5:46:18 with 2 flat tires on the bike.Of note, Floyd Polehoykie was most improved over last year’s result with an improvement of 12minutes, Darren Guliov had the fastest time of the local participants, Barb Polehoykie was the 2nd fastest swimmer in her age group, Gord Harris was 15th fastest in his age group on the bike, and Kathryn Fairweather was the 7th fastest biker in her age group. This was Barb and Gord’s 4th time at the Great White North!- Advertisement –last_img read more

Army forces surgeon general to retire

first_imgKiley’s removal underscored how the fallout over Walter Reed’s shoddy conditions has yet to subside. Instead, the controversy has mushroomed into questions about how wounded soldiers and veterans are treated throughout the medical systems run by the military and the Department of Veterans Affairs and has become a major preoccupation of a Bush administration already struggling to defend the unpopular war in Iraq. “I submitted my retirement because I think it is in the best interest of the Army,” Kiley said in Monday’s Army statement. Amid the focus on Walter Reed, Veterans Affairs Secretary Jim Nicholson on Monday ordered his department’s clinics to provide details about their physical condition by next week to determine if squalid conditions found at Walter Reed exist elsewhere. Nicholson has been under pressure to reduce claims backlogs and improve coordination at the VA’s vast network of 1,400 hospitals and clinics. WASHINGTON – The Army forced its surgeon general, Lt. Gen. Kevin C. Kiley, to retire, officials said Monday, the third high-level official to lose his job over poor outpatient treatment of wounded soldiers at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Kiley, who headed Walter Reed from 2002 to 2004, has been a lightning rod for criticism over conditions at the Army’s premier medical facility, including during congressional hearings last week. Soldiers and their families have complained about substandard living conditions and bureaucratic delays at the hospital overwhelmed with wounded from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Kiley submitted his retirement request on Sunday, the Army said in a statement. Acting Secretary of the Army Pete Geren asked Kiley to retire, said a senior defense official speaking on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak on the record. Defense Secretary Robert Gates was not involved in the decision to ask Kiley to retire, the official said. 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

Klopp fumes after Swansea loss

first_img“The performance in the first half was not even close to what we wanted to do,” the German said.“We had the situations but didn’t use them. I am frustrated, I am angry. But I am more frustrated about the performance than the result.“The result is always a result of the performance; we were just not good enough tonight, especially in the first half. We didn’t stretch their formation; we didn’t keep the right positions to cause them problems. Swansea knew to win this game that they needed our help and we gave them that.”He also insisted that the loss was not a result of complacency following last weekend’s win over leaders Manchester City.“Last weekend feels like half a year ago,” he said. “I’m not interested in last week.“We’re frustrated, I’m angry because what we did today was not necessary. We have to learn from it.“The boys have done well in recent weeks but that didn’t help us tonight. It should feel really bad and it does feel bad.“We lost the game in the first half, not only because we conceded the goal but because we didn’t keep the positions we wanted to be in. It wasn’t a good game in a lot of parts in the game.“We wanted to do it different but it didn’t happen on the pitch. We had moments where we didn’t score and had the clearest chance in the last second, I don’t know how that didn’t go in.“A point would have been OK for sure but that was not what we wanted before the game, it wouldn’t have made the game any better.”Klopp also apologised after getting involved in a confrontation with a Swansea fan who had been verbally abusing him during the game.“He was shouting at me all the time. Sorry, I reacted one time,” said Klopp.“I remind myself I am a human being and not a professional manager who takes that all the time.”He added: “At one point, I said ‘please’. He felt quite good because nobody can do anything. He is in a good position. I’m sure I’m not the first manager.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000He also insisted that the loss was not a result of complacency following last weekend’s win over leaders Manchester City.LONDON, United Kingdom, Jan 23 – Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp was left fuming on Monday after his side went down to a 1-0 defeat at bottom-club Swansea.Alfie Mawson’s 40th-minute goal was enough to earn the Welsh club a crucial three points in their Premier League survival battle, but a misfiring Liverpool side angered Klopp.last_img read more

Gorillas

first_imgCalabasas I win again Re “More cops? Maybe not” (Nov. 7): A couple of weeks ago some of my friends and I started a pool. We each got to pick the name of one half-wit on the City Council who would come up with an idea to steal some of trash tax to balance the budget. The trash-increase money was sold to voters as a promise to be used for more cops, period. So much for the word of public servants. If our do-nothing mayor allows this to happen, then maybe he and any council member that is for this theft should be run out of office. As for Bernard Parks, and his ambition for higher office, there are quite a few of us who will donate as long as he runs for some office that is out of California. – George Timko West Hills Never enough Re “More cops? Maybe not” (Nov. 7): The city can never get enough money. Thanks for keeping us abreast of the latest spending and broken promises, Daily News. Could you do one thing more? Could you publish the city’s annual budget? It would be interesting to let the readers and citizens have a say or a poll in how the money is being spent. – David Crowley Tujunga The majority Re “Hospital project survives” (Nov. 8): I applaud the City Council for having the foresight to understand the importance of this issue. Taking a page from Councilman Richard Alarc n – sometimes good friends disagree. I know it is difficult to vote against another council member, especially when the vote involves that councilman’s district. But Alarc n needs to understand he was voted to office to represent the majority of us in Mission Hills. The Majority has spoken. – Tim Powell Mission Hills Writers strike I agree with Steve Allen when he said that Hollywood is a sewer. Screenwriters working in that degenerate environment can not expect to get much sympathy for their strike from the general public. Hopefully the strike will go on long enough so that the public tires of reality and news shows. If this causes some of the media executives to be fired, that would be a step in the right direction. Fortunately Steve Allen, who had good morals, is not around to see how low television shows have degraded themselves. – Sion Colvin Woodland Hills Van Nuys Re “Council OKs Lake Balboa expansion” (Nov. 2): There are those opposed to the name-change expansion approved on Nov. 2 on a 10-0 vote by the City Council who bitterly complain that this will create a hardship for those remaining in what remains as Van Nuys, and that it is a slap at the history of Van Nuys. As a resident of this community for over 54 years, it is more likely a slap at the politicians and illegal immigrants who have allowed this historical city to literally become a garbage dump. – William P. Mouzis Lake Balboa No doubts Re “It’s immoral” (Your Opinions, Nov. 2): It’s obvious to me that Nshan Rubenian missed the point of my letter regarding the passing by our Congress of a nonbinding resolution calling the murder of all those Armenians over 100 years ago a “genocide.” I cast no doubts that it happened; I never suggested we forget it or 9-11. My point was: What possible benefit will accrue to today’s Armenians, or anybody else, whether our Congress calls it genocide, holocaust, mass murder, ethnic cleansing, re-education (remember Cambodia?), atrocities, or any other politically correct name? When Congress passes these useless resolutions, they are not necessarily voicing the views of all Americans, but their own views as paid for by various lobbyists. So, why does it matter what name they put on the event? – Jerry Schwartz Granada Hills Humanitarian President Bush has vetoed a bill, and threatened to veto any subsequent bill, that would help to furnish health care to the children of this country “because it is too costly.” Yet, he is spending trillions of dollars and human lives on a war in the Middle East that has nothing to do with 9-11. Now that’s what I call a humanitarian. – Irving Leemon Northridge Veterans Day With approach of Veterans Day, I cannot help but reflect upon the daily receipt of mail solicitations from numerous worthy veterans-related organizations representing veterans of current, recent and past conflicts. It is a national disgrace that most of these entities, which support the basic needs of combat-disabled veterans (and the immediate families of those slain), are not overabundantly funded by the federal and local governments. This situation is repugnant when one considers the usual government waste compounded by the massive outlay of tax dollars directed to the welfare and education of illegal residents. A fraction of these resources could be diverted to these brave men and women who served our country for the good of all – position on the current conflicts notwithstanding. – Harris S. Goldman Tarzana `At the tone …’ Re “Untimely” (Your Opinions, Nov. 7): I agree, why take the Telephone Time Lady? I, my kids and my grandkids call on New Year’s Eve just to hear “At the tone the time will be. …” And who doesn’t call in on the morning after daylight saving? I don’t want to hear the name of the telephone company and the silly music. Bring back the familiar voice. – Judi DeBilzan Granada Hills Brief news I like the new daily briefing boxes in the Daily News. They are a good “brief” story of events “In a box.” It almost brings TV brief newscasting “In a box” to the newspaper. – Jack Botwin Sylmar More on outsourcing I have an idea. Why don’t we outsource the war effort in Iraq and Afghanistan to Blackwater USA Inc., and bring our troops home? – Terry Haney West Hills 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! West Hills Or fire engines The “Gorillas in our midst” (Nov. 8) pointed out a beautiful new exhibit in the Los Angeles Zoo, which will house a few gorillas who had lived for years in their previous exhibit. Our Los Angeles City Council voted for the expenditure of funds for this exhibit amidst a lot of controversy. I wonder if the citizens of Los Angeles, if they had the chance, would have voted for this new exhibit at a cost of $19million, or would they have wanted 76 new fire engines for the same price? Fire engines cost a reported $250,000 apiece. – Robert Bergstrom Re “Primates have new home at L.A. Zoo” (Nov. 8): Four years ago our gorillas were packed off to Denver Zoo to escape barren outdated grottoes. Now they are back to lush new digs, with hibiscus, palms, pomegranates, etc. At night they can retire to a private hotel behind the exhibit. Now, where is the private hotel for our homeless sleeping in the streets of our city? Can our homeless escape from barren outdated sidewalks? No. Can they have the care and help they need? No. Are our apes better treated than our homeless? Yes, they are! What’s next? Cardinal Roger Mahony performing a Sunday Mass at the zoo for the gorillas? – Dante Rochetti last_img

8 THINGS THAT HAPPEN WHEN WE GET A SPELL OF GOOD WEATHER IN DONEGAL

first_imgIt’s an odd feeling when the sun shines on Donegal. A lot of the time, we’re so used to the wind and the rain that we don’t actually know what to do with ourselves. Here’s eight things that happen across Donegal when we get a bit of good weather…  (1) The barbeques see the light of day for the first time in what could be years, allowing dads everywhere to pretend they’re chefs for an hour or so.  (2) Common conversations amongst Irish mammies include; “It’s a great day for the drying” and “jeez isn’t there a wile stretch in the evenings now?”  (3) We complain when it’s cold, and we certainly complain when it’s hot!  (4) Our beaches get mobbed as everyone rushes to enjoy the only two hours of summer we’re likely to have. You even might spot the odd sunbather. (5) We get extremely smug that our neighbours are in Portugal and we’re probably getting better weather than them.  (6) Midges come out of their secret lairs and ruin everything, prompting a conversation as to what their true purpose on this earth is if not to torture us. (7) Thinking “it’ll be grand” as you cast aside the suncream, only to regret it later when you look like a 5’8″ lobster. Don’t worry, you can pass it off as a farmer’s tan once the swelling goes down. (8) We appreciate our beautiful scenery more when it’s sunny outside. Donegal natives are not adverse to the odd dander around Glenveagh or a trip out to Slieve League (you know, because we can actually see how pretty these places are without mist and rain!)8 THINGS THAT HAPPEN WHEN WE GET A SPELL OF GOOD WEATHER IN DONEGAL was last modified: July 18th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:Slieve Leaguesunburnwhat happens in donegal when we get good weatherlast_img read more

Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis reveals Lorenzo Insigne’s release clause

first_img“He has a symbolic release clause,” said De Laurentiis when asked about Insigne’s situation.“[Mino] Raiola and I have decided that if we get a €200m bid we’ll sell him. It’s not a written agreement, but a verbal one.“€200m, is that clear?” 1 ADVICE NICE GUY Napoli’s president has revealed that left winger Lorenzo Insigne has a verbally agreed €200m (£178m) release clause.Aurelio De Laurentiis told Corriere dello Sport that the clause is not down in writing, but exists because of the shared trust between himself and the player’s agent, Mino Raiola. tasteless Insigne has bagged opened his account in Serie A already this season Insigne has been previously linked with moves to various Premier League sides including Liverpool and Chelsea.He has scored one goal in the first three matches of the 2018/19 campaign. Top scorer in 2019: Messi, Mbappe and Sterling trailing Europe’s top marksman center_img Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Serie A’s anti-racism campaign blasted as ‘sick joke’ as Roma and AC Milan react Lukaku lauded for brilliant gesture which denied him chance of Inter hat-trick ‘Superhuman’ Ronaldo hailed for gravity defying goal with outrageous header Latest Serie A News on target AIR TIME last_img read more

COUNTDOWN TO CROKER – PICTURE OF THE DAY

first_imgToday’s photo is of Diarmaid Gallagher from Castlefinn, a Robert Emmets player.He is in Australia at the moment and came home early for the Ulster Final and returned again to Oz.He now has his ticket booked to come back for the All Ireland! Dedication to his county or what!!!! The pic was taken yesterday near a cast mine in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia. And of course he’s wearing his Donegal jersey.(By the way Diarmaid, your sister Diane says ‘g’day’.) COUNTDOWN TO CROKER – PICTURE OF THE DAY was last modified: September 6th, 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)last_img read more

Former hoofer recalls vaudeville, old Hollywood

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake On a movie set, she met Ronald Reagan during his acting days, and their children played together. The Canyon Country grandmother, whose remarkable life story spills out with the down-home honesty of a country song, shrugs it all off. “A lot of people think I’ve had an interesting life,” she said. “I don’t know. I guess so.” At 15, she was dancing, singing and acting in vaudeville acts in the late 1920s across Florida, where she grew up. The troupe moved from city to city each night, charging 15 cents admission for an evening of entertainment. Before joining the troupe, she had never so much as tapped her foot to a song. But her sister had. So when word hit town that there were interviews for girl dancers, White’s sister was ready to rehearse. She told Matilda to grab her bathing suit and try out, too. Matilda got the job. Her sister didn’t. The job brought in some steady money and some fun during the bleak days of the Depression after the stock market crash of 1929. Just three dresses hung in her closet, but for 10 cents, a person could buy some decent groceries and survive. One time, she and her family bought a chicken to eat and were so excited to have a real meal that they invited neighbors over to share it. That was the way people did it back then, White said. “The Depression was terrible, but we all helped each other out,” she said. “But we were happier then than we are now. Everyone today is out for themselves.” One day during rehearsal, White walked into the practice hall and heard a man playing the piano. She began to sing along to his music and then the two worked on an act together. Little did she know how important that encounter was. White later married the piano player, and together they had a son. They performed together in shows and raised their son while they traveled with the troupe. But a few years later, the piano player left. The marriage was over. White kept on singing on the vaudeville stage until the curtains closed on the final act. Vaudeville was losing popularity while movies and radio were gaining, and with little money even for food, people spent less and less on stage entertainment. Her vaudeville company went out of business, but she later managed to get a job on the stage again. This time an actor named Dan White caught her eye. They married and moved to Hollywood in the late 1930s for him to pursue his career in show business. She focused on family. The couple made a home on Virginia Boulevard, a block north of Santa Monica Boulevard and east of Western Avenue. They made a life for their family at a time when a person could walk outside under clear skies in Los Angeles. Kids played where the Hollywood Freeway now runs, and she shopped at quiet boutiques on Hollywood Boulevard. Dan White got some bit roles in some major pictures, such as “Gone With the Wind” and “The Yearling.” Reagan’s then-wife, Jane Wyman, got an Academy Award nomination for her role in “The Yearling,” and the Whites met Reagan on location. Matilda White insisted that her own show-biz days were over, so she went to work as an operator on a night shift at the Knickerbocker Hotel, where celebrities such as Joe DiMaggio lived. DiMaggio often didn’t want to be disturbed – even by taking phone calls, said White, remembering how one woman called over and over for him. With each call, the bell boy had to walk the phone message up to his room. But late one night, Monroe came to the hotel, innocently asked a clerk to use the phone, then slipped past the sleeping bell boy and walked 10 flights to DiMaggio’s room, White said. “I had a lot of fun at that hotel,” White said. “A lot of show people lived there.” Matilda and Dan White later divorced. And the former dancer-singer returned in 1967 to Florida, where she worked as a hospital operator and had more interesting experiences. Now she lives in Canyon Country with her cat, whose personality delights her. And she remains active. She takes an exercise class for seniors three times a week, and she’s looking for a water aerobics class as well. Sometimes the 5-foot-tall, 120-pound woman goes dirt biking with her son and his children. And, yes, the feisty, blue-eyed woman gets on the bike and rides right along with them. She just doesn’t want to break her neck, so she doesn’t do any of the jumps. Sitting on a chair inside the exercise room at the Santa Clarita Athletic Club, she lifts a barbell above her head. About 10 others in class sit in chairs and do the same. “She’s our inspiration,” said the club’s fitness and program director, Jackie Field. “She’s a very good role model for people in their 60s who feel old.” Arthritis of her knees has ended her dancing days, but nothing else seems to slow her down. As class ends, White takes a ball she exercised with and chucks it across the room, aiming for a box. Meanwhile, friends in class put away the rest of their popular classmate’s equipment. “It’s good to be 92,” she said with a smile as she watched friend Shirley Turansky put her chair away. “People wait on you.” — Sue Doyle,(661) 257-5254 sue.doyle@dailynews.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! CANYON COUNTRY – Matilda White doesn’t understand what all the fuss is about. Yes, she’s 92 and takes an exercise class at the gym. And, of course, she still drives. Oh, the time she saw Marilyn Monroe sneak into the Knickerbocker Hotel to see Joe DiMaggio? That was part of living in Hollywood in the 1940s, White said.last_img read more

Leeds boss Warnock refuses to confirm interest in signing Diouf

first_imgLeeds United manager Neil Warnock has refused to confirm he is interested in signing El-Hadji Diouf.The former QPR boss labelled Diouf a “sewer rat” after the forward was accused of taunting Jamie Mackie as the Rangers player lay on the ground after having his leg broken in an FA Cup tie at Blackburn.“I’ve said all along we’re not going to say anything about speculation,” Warnock told Sky.“I’m at Leeds United. It’s a club I’m going to do the best I can to get right players to. You’ll have to wait to see whether he’s one of them.”Click here for Thursday’s QPR quizFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img