Local organization gearing up for its Cash Car Rally

first_imgA local non-profit organization is trying to raise money in a new, creative way. The North Peace Community Resource Society is holding its first annual Cash Car Rally in Fort St. John this Friday.Organizer Karla Marsh says proceeds will go towards Family Place and Strengthening Families Programs. – Advertisement -[asset|aid=1529|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=cd3e345e929fa954a8027d96a78d0f3a-Marsh 1_1_Pub.mp3] Participants will motor around town in decorated vehicles, and stop in at local businesses to seek donations. The team with the most money at the end of the day wins a prize. Prizes will also be given to the runners-up and the team with the best car and costume theme.Advertisement For more infromation or to register, call Karla Marsh at 250-785-6021 extension 229. While she didn’t mention a specific goal, Marsh says the society would be happy to raise even five thousand dollars. [asset|aid=1530|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=cd3e345e929fa954a8027d96a78d0f3a-Marsh 2_1_Pub.mp3] There are four teams that are currently signed up, however Marsh says anyone else interested can still register. The rally starts at the North Peace Community Resources Society parking lot – 10142-101st Avenue. Participants have from 9 in the morning until 5 in the afternoon to collect money.Advertisementlast_img read more

SA teen racer shines in Germany

first_imgReigning South African Volkswagen Cup champion Kelvin van der Linde recently got his international motor sport career off to a fast start by emerging as the fastest driver after a two-day test at the Oschersleben circuit in Germany in preparation for the 2013 Volkswagen Scirocco R-Cup Championship.The 16-year-old Johannesburg resident, who made South African motor racing history last year by becoming the youngest-ever winner of a senior circuit racing national championship, impressed the series organisers and the other competitors with his pace and maturity.The rising star of South African motor racing – the second youngest among the 18 young drivers from around the world who will be contesting the six-round nine-race series in Europe – was immediately on the pace despite the fact that it was his first visit to the 3.6-kilometre circuit and his first experience of the left-hand drive 285 bhp sports coupe.‘Surprised’“I was quite surprised at how quickly I got to grips with the Scirocco R,” said the grade 11 pupil from Dainfern College. “After the first few laps, I felt completely at home in it.“It’s similar in performance to the Class T VW Golf GTi I drove for Ferodo in the opening round of this year’ South African production car championship. That experience has proved to be very useful.”Van der Linde earned his place in the series by winning the South African VW Cup championship and will drive a black Scirocco carrying the South African flag and the number 20.Curtain-raiserThe VW Scirocco R-Cup, which is a curtain-raiser to the DTM, the German Touring Car championship, is the successor to the VW Cup series that first ran in 1976 with the original VW Scirocco.The one-make series features up to 24 identical cars with four or five different guest drivers in each round. These include former drivers from Formula 1, DTM, rallying and other motorsport disciplines, as well as former champions from other sports, like skiing, and media personalities.The VW Scirocco R’s 2,0-litre TSI engine is turbocharged and fueled by natural gas. It features paddle shift gearchanging, a direct shift gearbox (DSG) and a push- to-pass facility that adds 50 hp to the engine’s basic 235 bhp. There are limited set-up options with changes only allowed to things like tyre pressures, anti-roll bars and seat and steering wheel position.PopularThe series is very popular and draws large crowds who appreciate the very close racing and the inclusion of drivers like ex-F1 champion Damon Hill, ex-world rally champion Carlos Sainz and even the father of reigning F1 world champion Sebastian Vettel in the field.“I’m very excited about the season that lies ahead,” Van der Linde said. “Our first race is at Hockenheim in Germany on the fourth of May and I can’t wait to get started.“I believe that among the celebrity guest drivers will be former DTM champions and F1 drivers Nicola Larini and Eric van de Poele.”Eyeing the fututre, he said: “This is a great opportunity for me and could be the launch pad for an international racing career. We are a support race to the DTM, the most successful and respected of all the international touring car championships, and the DTM teams keep a close eye on the VW Scirocco R-Cup drivers.”SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Press Release: Invitation for media to experience the exceptionalism of KwaZulu-Natal

first_imgJoin South Africa’s Finance Minister – Mr Malusi Gigaba who will be accompanied by a high level South African delegation, on a tour to experience the  work that has been done to drive inclusive growth, ahead of the World Economic Forum on Africa conference scheduled from 03-05 May 2017.Team South Africa will host this media excursion on 02 May 2017 – to highlight projects that address South Africa’s approach to inclusive economic growth, by showcasing South Africa as an attractive, innovative and competitive investment destination, while displaying uniquely South African attributes that build the nation brand.The media tour would introduce journalists to some unique aspects of the province including:technological innovations;infrastructure capabilities andmanufacturing capabilitiesYou are cordially invited to RSVP to participate in the tour, scheduled for 02 May, 2017 which will include:Profiling the Durban City’s Inner City Project which aims to restore the inner City to its former glory and attract businesses and economic growth back to the area.Profiling one of South Africa’s top 10 investment opportunities, the Dube Trade Port, a business entity of the KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Government, charged with the responsibility to develop the province’s biggest infrastructural project.Site visit costs and logistical arrangements will be borne by your hosts. The pick-up and drop off points will be communicated closer to the time.Space is limited so we look forward to your responses before Monday  01 May 2017.Kindly RSVP to Tsabeng Nthite on [email protected] and Angel Sibisi on  [email protected] with the following information:Name and surnameID/passport numberMedia HouseEmail addressContact numberFor more information contact Tsabeng as follows:Tsabeng Nthite         [email protected]     +27 (0) 76 371 6810Angel Sibisi             [email protected]                        +27 (0) 76 062 3779Follow the conversation on  #SANationBrandlast_img read more

10 months agoArsenal chief Mertesacker: Ozil needs to fight back

first_imgArsenal chief Mertesacker: Ozil needs to fight backby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal chief Per Mertesacker feels Mesut Ozil still has much to offer manager Unai Emery.Ozil has missed all of the last three games in the Premier League and does not appear to be in Emery’s first-team plans.But Mertesacker expects his fellow German to stay and fight for his place in the team.”Mesut is a player with magical abilities,” he said.“Last time (for the 1-0 won at home to Huddersfield on December 8) he was injured.“Now I’m curious how he fights back. He can still be very valuable to Arsenal.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

13 hours agoMan Utd manager Solskjaer hails ‘man-of-the-match’ Williams

first_imgMan Utd manager Solskjaer hails ‘man-of-the-match’ Williamsby Freddie Taylor13 hours agoSend to a friendShare the loveOle Gunnar Solskjaer was pleased with the performance of James Garner and Brandon Williams in the 1-0 win over Partizan Belgrade on Thursday.The two teenagers were thrown into the deep end in Serbia, with Solskjaer giving his man-of-the-match vote to fullback Williams.He said: “I thought Jimmy grew into the game, did really well in the end got tired in the end which is normal. And Brandon MOTM absolutely excellent, fantastic attitude, great defending, great in the air, gets us the pen by driving the ball forward, brace, we have found a left back there.”The atmosphere was excellent, intimidating but we gave them loads of encouragement our players had to step up and calm the crowd down we couldn’t but Brandon I don’t think he put a foot wrong.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Ohio State womens basketball drops Wisconsin in double overtime 6559

Ohio State women’s basketball freshman guard Ameryst Alston hadn’t made a shot all night until there were .01 seconds left in regulation. Alston rebounded a purposely-missed free throw by senior guard Tayler Hill and threw up a prayer over two Wisconsin defenders. The ball danced around the rim and finally found the bottom of the net as time expired in the second half, sending the game into overtime with a 52-52 tie. “We work on missing free throws occasionally in practice. I did not even think about it. I just caught it and passed it up there,” Hill said. The game went on into double overtime before OSU finally pulled away and dropped Wisconsin, 65-59, at the Schottenstein Center Thursday. OSU coach Jim Foster said he was confident in Alston’s put-back the moment it left her hands. “She always makes interesting layups. She has a good sense around the basket and knows how to get there,” Foster said. But Wisconsin coach Bobbie Kelsey didn’t agree. He said he wasn’t so sure if the shot was even good or not, blaming the lack of monitors for a possible game changer. Alston finished with five points, four assists and two steals, and helped her team earn just their third Big Ten win this season. Up two at the end of the first half, the Buckeyes started the game’s second act with much more aggression to get to the rim. OSU managed to build a six-point lead, but easy Badger layups left the Buckeyes trailing for the last six minutes of the game. Wisconsin sophomore guard Jacki Gulczynski could not be guarded as she drop 13 points in the second half. “Jacki stepped up big time,” Kelsey said. “She came through for us. She hit some clutch shots when we needed her to.” Conversely, Hill’s 15 points made the contest her 56th consecutive game in double figures, the longest active streak in the Big Ten and the fourth longest in Division I women’s basketball. Hill also finished the game with five rebounds, four assists, and three steals in 46 minutes of playing time. But for a change, it was not Hill that led the Buckeyes in scoring, but rather junior center Ashley Adams. Adams finished the night one rebound shy of a double-double with nine. She also had 16 points, three assists, and one steal. Foster said Adams stepped up and played well inside the paint. Another key to OSU’s success was redshirt senior guard Amber Stokes, who played 32 minutes and added 15 points, hitting her shots at crucial moments. After losing to Wisconsin for the first time since 2001 on Jan. 20, the Buckeyes needed a staunch defensive effort to prove they were better than their 2-7 Big Ten record indicated. And it was defense indeed that seemed to be the saving grace for the Buckeyes in the second half. The Badgers went from shooting 40 percent from 3-point range in the first half to not taking any 3-pointers in the second half. “As a team we played good defense,” Stokes said. “We held them down until the very last second.” With just six games remaining in the Big Ten regular season, the Buckeyes (13-10, 3-7 Big Ten) are now 11-3 at home this season. The Buckeyes will look to continue their momentum against Northwestern on Feb. 10 at 4 p.m. at Welsh-Ryan Arena in Evanston, Ill. read more

Carlos Hyde Jack Mewhort among Ohio State football players responsible for programs

Senior running back Carlos Hyde (34) rushes for a touchdown during a game against Penn State Oct. 26 at Ohio Stadium. OSU won, 63-14.Credit: Shelby Lum / Photo editorA group of former Ohio State Buckeyes are set to showcase their talents in front of NFL scouts with dreams of getting selected in the 2014 Draft.A total of six Buckeyes — senior running back Carlos Hyde, senior wide receiver Corey “Philly” Brown, a pair of redshirt-senior offensive linemen, center Corey Linsley and left tackle Jack Mewhort, junior linebacker Ryan Shazier and redshirt-junior cornerback Bradley Roby — are scheduled to compete in the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis from Saturday through Feb. 25, according to a press release.OSU is tied with Wisconsin for the highest number of players invited to the combine from the Big Ten. Alabama has the most of any school with 12 players in attendance.The 2013 team — which finished 12-2 after back-to-back losses to Michigan State in the Big Ten Championship Game Dec. 7 and then to Clemson in the Discover Orange Bowl Jan. 3 — had notable members who did not receive an invitation to the combine include redshirt-senior quarterback Kenny Guiton, senior safety Christian Bryant, senior offensive lineman Andrew Norwell and redshirt-senior offensive lineman Marcus Hall.Mewhort, named first-team All-American by ESPN.com and second-team All-American by Walter Camp, “Sports Illustrated” and the Football Writers Association of America in 2013, was a big part of an offensive line that paved the way for the third-most rushing touchdowns in school history (45). OSU also ranked fifth in the country with 308.6 yards per game on the ground in 2013.Mewhort said he is looking forward to the opportunity to represent the Scarlet and Gray at the combine this weekend.“Obviously it’s a huge honor, big responsibility,” Mewhort said in an interview with The Lantern Monday. “You’re wearing that Block ‘O’ and people know you’re representing The Ohio State University. It’s my responsibility to go out there and show what the university is made of show that you are proud you get to compete and show that we’re the best of the best, which we are. It’s kind of on our shoulders to do that this year.”Brown either led or was tied for the most number of receptions on the team during each of his last three seasons in Columbus and was just the second OSU wideout to have consecutive seasons with at least 60 catches, the other being David Boston from 1997-98. His 63 receptions this past season are the fifth-most in school history.According to the release, Hyde’s 6.1 yards per carry average during his career is the best of any OSU running back in school history, along with his 7.3 yards per carry average in 2013. His 10.2 yards per carry average in the Buckeyes’ 60-35 win against Illinois Nov. 16 is also a school record.Even after serving a three-game suspension for his involvement in an incident at a Columbus bar in July, Hyde still amassed a team-leading 1,521 yards this past season. After OSU lost the Discover Orange Bowl to Clemson, 40-35, Hyde addressed his career and mentioned how he looking forward to what’s next.“I almost finished pretty much like I finished my senior year in high school, close to 1,600 yards and like 18 touchdowns. So I think I had a pretty good career my last year here,” Hyde said Jan. 3. “I’m looking forward to the next step in my life.”Known as “the apex” to coach Urban Meyer and his teammates, Linsley earned All-Big Ten Conference honors each of the past two seasons, in which he started every game and helped the Buckeyes to a 24-2 record over that span.Despite being suspended for OSU’s first game this past season against Buffalo because of his involvement in an incident at a Bloomington, Ind., bar in July, Roby started 36 of 37 games in which he played at OSU. He scored five touchdowns on defense and special teams in his career and led the country in passes defended with 19 in 2012.Roby had his ups and downs in 2013 and was the subject of some criticism as a result of on-field struggles. He was beaten by receivers for multiple touchdown passes in games against California Sept. 14 and Wisconsin Sept. 28, and Roby said after the Buckeyes’ 63-14 win against Penn State Oct. 26, criticism just comes with being a cornerback.“Throughout the season you’re going to have ups and downs. Nobody’s going to be perfect, especially at my position,” Roby said. “Just because you make a few bad plays here and there doesn’t mean that all of a sudden you can’t be this or that.”A first-team All-American in 2013, Shazier led OSU in tackles in both 2012 and 2013 and finished 15th in program history with 306 total tackles. He also had 15 games with at least 10 tackles.“Playing in the NFL is something that I have been dreaming about since my days in pee-wee football,” Shazier said in an OSU press release Jan. 4 when he announced his decision to forgo his senior season. “I just feel that now is the perfect time for me.”Workouts at the combine at Lucas Oil Stadium are set to be televised on NFL Network, with tight ends, offensive linemen and special teams players kicking things off Feb. 22. Quarterbacks, running backs and wide receivers are set to compete Feb. 23, defensive linemen and linebackers are scheduled to work out on Feb. 24, and defensive backs are slated to finish the combine off the following day.A record 85 underclassmen are among 335 players invited to the scouting combine, according to CBSSports.com.OSU’s Pro Day is set for March 7 at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center in Columbus.The 2014 edition of the Buckeyes are scheduled to open their 2014 campaign Aug. 30 against Navy at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore. read more

Why Barcelona has rights over Saul in the future

first_imgTurns out that FC Barcelona has transfer rights over Atletico Madrid midfielder Saul Ñiguez, in case he ever decided to leave the Colchoneros.FC Barcelona is still planning the future after legendary midfielders Andres Iniesta and Xavi Hernandez retired from the club, one of their most coveted targets to replace them is Atletico Madrid midfielder, Saul Ñiguez. We’ve already spoken many times about the great talent that Saul is, he is the same type of player that Andres Iniesta was and has a similar relationship with crucial moments during the hardest matches against the biggest rivals. We still have a fresh recollection of the great goal he scored against Bayern Munich in the 2016 Champions League, he just scored another one in the European Supercup against Real Madrid and he is already well-established as one of Spain’s most talented players. If Saul ever decided to leave Atletico Madrid which is very unlikely, the midfielder would obviously never play for Real Madrid due to his love for the Colchoneros. However, other clubs in Europe are whole different ball game that gives us a different perspective on the future of Saul Ñiguez as a star.#LoMásLeído | Así es el derecho preferencial del Barcelona por Saúl Ñíguez https://t.co/4HiJo45CdV— MARCA (@marca) September 14, 2018To understand his current situation if he ever decided to leave, we have to go all the way back to the summer of 2013 when Atletico signed David Villa for a little over €2 million. The reason FC Barcelona decided to agree on this deal was reported by Marca back in the day, the Catalan club agreed to sell Villa with the condition of having a transfer preference for two specific players: one was Manquillo and the other one was as you might have guessed, Saul Ñiguez. Well, this right that FC Barcelona has reserved to get the player in the future is starting to pick up steam today because of how well he has developed and also because the Catalan club is currently searching for Iniesta’s replacement. Saul is by far the deal that Barcelona is looking forward to landing because he fits perfectly the profile they are looking for, but the problem is Diego Simeone and his latest initiative to grow the Colchoneros with an economic increase and new transfers. Saul is very integrated into the project, it would take a lot of convincing to make him change his mind.Barcelona have first refusal on Atlético Madrid midfielder Saúl Ñíguez, should he ever seek a move away from the club, (Source: Mundo Deportivo) pic.twitter.com/CU8uwfyS3X— Transfer News Live (@DeadlineDayLive) September 13, 2018David Villa, FC BarcelonaTop 10 players who played for both Barcelona and Valencia Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to talk about the best players who represented both Barcelona and Valencia, prior to their La Liga encounter at Camp Nou this evening.But the Catalan club just came from a very bad experience with Atletico Madrid, where French forward Antoine Griezmann totally played them during the summer and made them believe he was going to sign for Barcelona, only to pull back at the very last moment and stayed in Madrid. This is something that left the relationship between both clubs very severed, which is why they are planning to go about Saul’s transfer very carefully because they see this player as a key component for the club’s future. Diego Simeone will be the biggest obstacle during this hypothetical transfer, the player has a €150 million clause and his contract expires until 2026. The rights that Barcelona has over Saul are as follows: if another club came with a very lucrative offer, the Catalan club would have the right to equal such offer and sign Saul right on the spot. But Barcelona is hopeful that the player entertains the idea of playing alongside Lionel Messi during the final years of his career at the club, this is an opportunity that many players in the world would kill for.Saúl y de Jong. los objetivos del Barcelona para sumar en el próximo mercado de pases, según las portadas de Mundo Deportivo y Sport. pic.twitter.com/fWYXeLLlxS— SportsCenter (@SC_ESPN) September 12, 2018Other options for Barcelona apart from Saul.There have been negotiations for other midfielders like Adrien Rabiot from PSG, Paul Pogba from Manchester United, and Frenkie de Jong from Ajax. Out of all those three players, Paul Pogba is the one that his agent is currently pushing the most to make happen but even that transfer is still in the air. The situation with both De Jong and Rabiot keeps getting colder, both players have even started looking at other options and this opens up the Saul possibility even more. It’s still a bit soon to know for sure what is going to happen next summer, but reminding everyone that Barcelona does have this right to bid for the Spaniard doesn’t hurt at all. What we can for certain assure everyone, is that FC Barcelona will sign a new midfielder with offensive capabilities next summer and they won’t mind spending a bit of cash on their new player.No hay palabras para describir todo esto. Feliz por la victoria y el gol. Gracias por vuestro cariño, #Elche.#VamosEspaña #UefaNationsLeague pic.twitter.com/hTfgGdHPN8— Saúl Ñiguez Esclapez (@saulniguez) September 11, 2018What do you think about this news of Barcelona’s options to bid for Saul Ñiguez? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

Official Thierry Henry is the new Monaco manager

first_imgThe French football legend will coach a team for the first time in his career, returning to the Ligue 1 club after almost 20 yearsAfter many rumors, putting him as manager of Aston Villa in the English Championship, for example, football legend Thierry Henry will coach AS Monaco in the French Ligue 1.The Frenchman has signed a three-year contract with the team, returning for the first time since he last played there in 1999.“His knowledge of football, his passion for the game, his high standards and his commitment to our colors make his nomination a reality,” Vadim Vasilyev, AS Monaco vice-president and chief executive officer said on the club’s official website.“Thierry is both aware of the task ahead and eager to start his new job. He can count on our trust and all our support to bring a new dynamic to the team and carry out its mission.”PSG, Neymar, Ligue 1PSG ultras sent a warning letter to Neymar Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Brazilian superstar Neymar might play today his first game of the season for Paris Saint-Germain and the team’s ultras have warned him.“First of all, I thank AS Monaco for giving me the opportunity to coach the team of this special club for me,” Thierry Henry told the official website.“I am very happy to come back to AS Monaco and extremely determined to meet the challenges ahead. I can not wait to meet the players to start working together.”#HesComingHome #ForeverMonaco pic.twitter.com/iHZEewWj13— AS Monaco 🇲🇨 (@AS_Monaco) October 13, 2018last_img read more