Terra Energy golf tournament donates to Big Brothers and Big Sisters

first_imgPhoto:  Left to Right Blair Scott Terra Energy, Danielle Armstrong Executive Director of BBBS, Adam Reaburn President of BBBS and Tim Beatty Vice President of Drilling at Terra Energy.  The final amount ballooned to over $16,000 for Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Fort St. John. Terra Energy held their annual golf tournament at Lakepoint Golf and Country Club Friday June 26th. This is the second year that Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Fort St. John have benefited from the tournament. This year companies that participated in the tournament donated over $8,000 and Terra Energy matched every penny to bring the total to over $16,000.- Advertisement -Over the last two years Terra Energy has donated over $38,000 to Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Fort St. John.last_img

Gallo’s inside job sparks CSLA win

first_imgJunior Henry Contreras went 2 for 3 and collected four RBIs, three coming on a bases-loaded triple down the right-field line in the fifth inning that gave the Golden Eagles a 10-3 lead. “It’s great because we have different guys stepping up every day,” Gallo said. “Sometimes it’s the top of the order and sometimes it’s other parts. We are getting a lot of team wins and that’s important.” The Broncos (7-9, 1-5) scored two of their first three runs on a Terry Mermer home run in the fifth inning that cleared the right-center field fence and bounced off the light pole. Left fielder Kyle Boggio cut the Broncos’ deficit to five in the eighth inning on a three-run home run to right field, scoring Greg Johnson and Mike Evola. Designated hitter John Leonard went 3 for 5 with two doubles, a single and an RBI for the Broncos. The Golden Eagles continued their undefeated streak at home and play their next games today on the road in a doubleheader against the Broncos. kim.swanson@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2239 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LOS ANGELES – Big things definitely come in small packages, especially as far as the Cal State Los Angeles baseball team is concerned. Senior Felipe Gallo, a 5-foot-7 shortstop, blew open what was a relatively close game with Cal Poly Pomona with a two-run, inside-the-park homer in the fourth inning as the host Golden Eagles defeated the Broncos 11-6 on Friday in a California Collegiate Athletic Association matchup. center_img “I really thought I was going to run out of gas as I reached third base,” Gallo said. “But I was just trying to put the ball in play.” Gallo, hitting eighth, wasn’t the only player in the bottom of the order to produce for CSLA (13-1-1, 6-0). last_img read more

Ill Aubameyang a doubt for Arsenal debut

first_img“Aubameyang was sick, so we will assess him,” said Wenger on Friday.Arsenal are hoping Aubameyang can reignite his prolific partnership with former Dortmund teammate Henrikh Mkhitaryan, who also joined from Manchester United last month as part of the deal that took Alexis Sanchez to Old Trafford.An unusually busy transfer window for Wenger also saw Olivier Giroud join Chelsea, while Theo Walcott could quickly come back to haunt the side he played with for over a decade when he returns to the Emirates in an Everton shirt.Out-of-favour Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi joined Dortmund to complete a striker swap triangle between the two London sides and the German giants.“It was difficult because of course Dortmund needed a replacement,” added Wenger on the drawn-out deal for Aubameyang.“It was a cryptic deal because Giroud went to Chelsea and Batshuayi went to Dortmund. That is why it was short in time and tense until the end.”A frantic few days was rounded off when German playmaker Mesut Ozil ended speculation over his future by signing a new three-year deal on Thursday.“Many predicted Ozil would not commit but it is good news for Arsenal,” said Wenger.“The fact you can keep a player of that calibre is good news.”However, Wenger admitted he didn’t get all he wished for in the January window as Arsenal’s leaky defence went unstrengthened despite persistent rumours of a bid for West Brom’s Jonny Evans.No side in the top eight of the Premier League has conceded more goals than Arsenal’s 34 this season and their defensive frailties were again clear as they lost 3-1 at relegation threatened Swansea on Tuesday night.“I couldn’t do everything. I wanted to do more,” added Wenger.“Our defensive numbers are not good enough. That’s where we needed some possible strengthening as well.“We have to improve our defensive numbers. We want to go in the top four. We have to improve our offensive numbers and defensive numbers.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is fighting to be fit for his Arsenal debut due to illness © AFP/File / John MACDOUGALLLONDON, United Kingdom, Feb 2 – Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger may be forced to wait before handing club record signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang his debut after the Gabon striker missed training on Friday due to illness.Aubameyang joined the Gunners from Borussia Dortmund in a £56 million switch on Wednesday, but may be forced to sit out Saturday’s visit of Everton.last_img read more

Ronaldo keeps scoring as Juventus soar 11 points clear

first_img0Shares0000Cristiano Ronaldo is the Serie A’s top scorer this season with 18 goals © AFP / Miguel MEDINAMILAN, Italy, Feb 11 – Cristiano Ronaldo headed in his 18th league goal this season as Juventus bounced back from last week’s stalemate to soar to an 11-point lead in Serie A on Sunday with a 3-0 win at Sassuolo.Ronaldo proved decisive, scoring after 70 minutes as Sami Khedira found the net first in Modena with fellow German Emre Can slotting in the third four minutes from time. The Serie A champions had been held by Parma last week despite the Portugese forward’s double.Now they have left second-placed Napoli trailing after Carlo Ancelotti’s side were held to a goalless draw at Fiorentina on Saturday.Paulo Dybala again started on the bench coming on late for the champions, to help set up the third goal, with coach Massimiliano Allegri saying he needed to find the right balance.“Ronaldo and Dybala can certainly play together and they will do, but we need everyone to work hard in order to keep the team balanced,” said Allegri.“It all depends on who you are playing against. Sassuolo have a strong midfield, so I had to balance my team that way today.“Players are disappointed, but every now and then sitting on the bench is necessary to recharge batteries and rediscover the right mental toughness.”Juventus had started slowly with goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny saving twice in the opening minutes as the champions were without injured defenders Leonardo Bonucci and Giorgio Chiellini.The pair are fighting to be fit for Juventus’s European Champions League last 16 trip to Atletico Madrid in 10 days’ time.Juventus broke through after Sassuolo goalkeeper Andrea Consigli rushed out to parry a Ronaldo shot leaving the way clear for Khedira to turn in the rebound after 23 minutes.It was the German international’s second league goal of his injury-hit campaign, after scoring the opening goal of the Serie A season against Chievo on August 18.Consigli denied Federico Bernardeschi just before the break with a Khedira header flying wide.But Portuguese star Ronaldo jumped highest after 70 minutes to meet Pjanic’s corner for his fourth goal in his last three league games to bring his tally to 20 goals for Juventus in all competitions.The 34-year-old celebrated by mimicking Dybala’s ‘mask’ goal celebration.Argentine Dybala came off the bench seven minutes from time along with Can and was involved in the buildup for the final goal with Ronaldo proving the assist.– Champions League battle tight –Inter Milan are third — 20 points behind Juventus — after beating Parma 1-0 on Saturday, for their first league win of 2019.But city rivals AC Milan are just four points behind Inter in fourth after beat struggling Cagliari 3-0, with new signings Lucas Paqueta and Krzysztof Piatek both scoring.AC Milan’s Brazilian midfielder Lucas Paqueta dedicates his first goal in Italy to victims of fire at his former youth club Flamengo. © AFP / Marco BERTORELLOCagliari defender Luca Ceppitelli gave the hosts their first with an unfortunate own goal after 12 minutes.Brazilian Paqueta volleyed in the second after 22 minutes with Polish forward Piatek again finding the net after 62 for his fourth goal in all competitions.Paqueta dedicated his first goal in Italy to the ten victims of the fire that ripped through buildings at Rio club Flamengo, where he started his career.“It was a very difficult time for me,” said the 21-year-old.“I am living a dream playing for Milan and scoring my first Serie A goal, but it was also a dream for me to be in the Flamengo youth academy and I can’t forget those who were experiencing the same thing.”The battle for elite European football remains tight with Atalanta, Roma and Lazio all just a point behind AC Milan.The side from Bergamo battled to a 2-1 win over SPAL, with Roma beating Chievo 3-0 and Lazio seeing off Empoli 1-0 during the week.“I’ve liked the team for a while now,” said coach Gennaro Gattuso.“Milan haven’t fought for many years for a place in the Champions League, now we are here we need to work to stay.”0Shares0000(Visited 5 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more


first_imgOver one hundred and sixty runners and walkers took to the roads in Churchill this morning to take part in the inaugural Bluebird Care 5k, raising an impressive €1,700 in aid of The Órán Nibbs Foundation.Family, friends and neighbours of young Órán Nibbs, from Trentagh, were delighted with the great show of support as people from all parts of Donegal joined in to do the distance to make a difference.“We are heartened by the great turnout here today in support of Órán. Thank you to the team at Bluebird Care and everyone involved in making this event possible, and a special thanks to Bernie Heron, Órán’s Bluebird Carer who helps and supports us everyday” says Aisling Nibbs, Órán’s mother. The first over the line with an impressive time of 16.55 was Gerard McGrenaghan from Letterkenny Athletic Club, closely followed by Marcus McClintock, from Letterkenny Athletic Club at 17.20 and Pádraig Breslin taking third place in the men’s category with a time of 18.22.Irene McFadden, from Letterkenny Athletic Club was the first female over the line with a time of 19.38, tailed by Monica McGrenaghan, from Letterkenny Athletic Club at 19.40 and Frances Judge, from Letterkenny Athletic Club coming in third place in the female category at 20 minutes exactly.Donal Haughey, from Tir Conail Athletic Club took first place in the males over 50 category with a time of 19.34. Antoin Boyle, from Letterkenny Athletic Club came first place in the junior boy’s category at 29.26. Kathy Boyle, took first place in the female over 45 category with a time of 23.44. Aine Duddy, from Churchill came in first place in the junior girls category at 28.58.All of the funds raised from the Bluebird Care 5k today will go towards helping Órán, who suffers from a rare and progressive condition called Mitochondrial Disease, to receive vital medical treatment in America. Speaking after the event in the Gartan Outdoor Education Centre, Director of Bluebird Care (Donegal and Leitrim) Marty Kelly, said, “well done and many thanks to all of you who have made today a great success, especially to all our runners and walkers who have helped us raise €1,700 to go towards youngÓrán’s vital treatment in America.“I would also like to thank Gartan Outdoor Education Centre; Aura Leisure Centre; Glenleary Stables Ramelton; Evolve Menswear; The Swing Room; Neary’s Pharmacy; The Zip Yard; Jiffy Dry Cleaners and HairDO’s Hairdressers for generously sponsoring today’s great prizes”The Bluebird Care 5K will become an annual event to raise funds to support local charities. For more information on Bluebird Care log ontowww.bluebirdcare.ie INAUGURAL BLUEBIRD CARE 5K RAISES €1,700 FOR ORAN NIBBS FOUNDATION was last modified: October 27th, 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)last_img read more

Rowing To Hold Spring Informational Meeting On Jan. 24

first_imgThe Drake rowing program will host an informational meeting for prospective new members on Tuesday, Jan. 24 at 7 p.m. in the Paul F. Morrison Room in the Knapp Center. Prospective new members need to fill out and return the Drake Sports Medicine Incoming Athlete Medical Forms to participate in tryouts. Those forms can be found and printed here. For more information on the meeting or if you are unable to attend the meeting, please contact assistant coach Katie Thurstin (katie.thurstin@drake.edu/515-271-1831.Print Friendly Versionlast_img

South Africa hosts inaugural Jobs Summit to advance job creation

first_imgPresident Cyril Ramaphosa is set to open the two-day Jobs Summit which will be convened under the auspices of the National Economic Development and Labour Council (NEDLAC) on Thursday and Friday 4 and 5 October 2018 at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand, Gauteng.Held under the theme: “United we can create jobs” the Jobs Summit will bring together government, business, labour and community organisations to advance job creation. It will provide a platform for open discussion on the challenges faced by each social partner in the creation of jobs.The Jobs Summit was announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa in his 2018 State of the Nation Address, where he noted that the Jobs Summit would be convened ‘to align the efforts of all sectors and stakeholders behind the imperative of job creation and to develop practical measures and initiatives to create employment for millions of South Africans.’Ms Mpumi Mabuza, Brand South Africa General Manager for Stakeholder Relations said: “This conference is testament of how the issue of unemployment in South Africa has been prioritised nationally in all spheres of society (government, civil, public and private sector). We at Brand South Africa stand ready to work collaboratively with all industry players in both the public and private sectors to “jointly, boldly, and strategically” champion and cultivate South Africa’s development agenda by improving the socio-economic state and human condition for our country.”The Jobs Summit comes on the back of rising unemployment. Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) second quarter data showed that unemployment had increased to 27,2 percent.The conference will also have commissions to discuss various themes in which Director-Generals in the Economic Sectors, Employment and Infrastructure Department (ESEID) cluster will participate together with representatives from business, labour and community organisations. The themes will focus on: Enabling interventions/interventions supportive of employment creation, Sectoral interventions creating employment, and interventions focused on enhancing efficiencies.The gathering will culminate with the signing of an agreement on the way forward and an anti-corruption pledge.last_img read more

2018 Between the Rows kicks off

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Zach Profit, Van Wert CountyWe are located in south central Van Wert County in northwest Ohio. We are farming short of 3,800 acres — my dad, my brother, my mom, and myself. We raise corn, soybeans and wheat, though this year we don’t have any wheat. We could use some wheat to spread the workload out but it was a marketing decision.There wasn’t much opportunity to do any work in the field this winter. Once the weather turned in December, it was a nasty winter to get much done. We got some grain hauled. We put a good dent in trucking our soybeans out but we still have quite a bit of corn. We are trying to remain optimistic. We have a big report coming this week and we are hoping on an upswing here.We are looking at planting malting barley. You can harvest it a little earlier to get double-crop soybeans in. We are looking at the market right now. We had a brewery contact us about growing it and we are in the beginning stages with that. There is a chance we could be drilling some this fall.We are also looking at a program to add cover crops on a quarter to half of our acres. We are in the enrollment stages of that process with prescription variable rate fertility, banding nutrients with strip-till rigs, and combining that with cover crops. It places the fertility right where it needs to be 6 to 8 inches down. We are also looking at taking a small piece of ground and putting it in the pollinator program.We are also going to work on nitrogen management in corn with Y-Drops. We did see a return with the Y-Drops and this year we are going to play around with using less anhydrous and more Y-drop applications at the right crop stages. We saw a little more profit margin with 28% last year.For the rest of this week’s reports click here.last_img read more

Twitter’s New Image Search Takes Aim At Instagram

first_imgTags:#images#Instagram#twitter The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Related Posts adam popescu Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Late last week Twitter rolled out a new image search function that previews photos at the top of queries. This improvement has been in the works for some time, and is a step towards a head-to-head battle between Twitter and social image giant Instagram.Twitter says the move was made to “highlight the photos, videos and news shared on Twitter, all wrapped up in more social context,” according to Tian Wang on the Twitter blog. Search, Post, Share A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Right now, image results are only for selected terms. The use of hashtags before some words can determine whether or not the search function works or not. For example, dogs does not illicit results, but #dogs does (same for canine rivals cats and #cats). More terms will be integrated as the tool gets further refined. Since its 2006 debut, Twitter has built a base of 140 million users and dominated the micro-blogging world. Up until recently, this content has been far more textual than image based. However, rear-view mirror competition has precipitated change. A slew of recent moves point to Twitter effectively declaring war against rival Instagram: The addition of highlighted video news.Image previews for articles and stories.The new photo search.Rumors of adding filters to images.Despite Twitter’s attempts, though, Facebook’s Instagram, with a reported 100 million users, has kept its stranglehold on social photography. And it has moved to keep Twitter out by making it hard to tag Twitter profiles in Instagram posts (here’s how to share your Instagram photos on Twitter).Social media strategist Nick Cicero says Twitter’s latest move is a fight to own social images. “It’s really becoming a battleground for social image and rich media in general,” Cicero said. “Twitter is putting an emphasis on sharing rich media, not just 140-character messages. Twitter and Instagram have millions of users with camera phones in their pockets, so the playing field is level. The goal is making the most attractive platform for people to spend the most time sharing their experiences through pictures.” Image courtesy of Shutterstock.last_img read more