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FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Northern Strikers will be well represented this year at the Alberta Summer Games.Eight U13 Northern Strikers will be playing for the Zone 8 Team at this years tournament.The list of Northern Strikers chosen is shown below:- Advertisement -U13 Boys:Madix PalfyAlexander RuginaKye WylieU13 Girls:Brynn KieloLaura RossRilyn ClementPaige McPhersonShayne TurnerThe games go from July 19th to the 22nd in Grand Prairie.Advertisement
The woman, described as Chinese and in her mid-50s, about 5 feet tall and 100 pounds, was last seen driving off in a light blue Nissan Quest minivan. “It is unusual for a suspect to stick around and talk to the parent,” Buckholtz said. “We may be dealing with a mental health situation.” Police are currently pursuing the case as an attempted kidnapping, he said. The mother contacted police to report the incident. “This is not what you expect to see in a kidnapping,” the lieutenant added. Detectives have been investigating the case with “some intensity” and hope to resolve it soon, he said. City News Service contributed to this report. firstname.lastname@example.org (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4461 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! ARCADIA – Police on Wednesday continued their search for a woman suspected of trying to kidnap a 7-year-old girl outside an Arcadia elementary school early last week, a lieutenant said. The girl’s mother arrived at Holly Avenue Elementary School on Feb. 6 to pick up her daughter, but she was not out front as expected at 2:30 p.m., said Arcadia police Lt. Ron Buckholtz. The mother went onto the school grounds and eventually found the girl, he said. The girl told her mother that she had been too scared to stay out front because a woman was offering her candy and trying to lure her away, Buckholtz said. The mother then found the woman in front of the school and confronted her, Buckholtz said. Speaking in broken English, the woman told the mother that her daughter was unusually special and clever, and the mother should consider letting her live with her so she could teach her Chinese, Buckholtz said.
Only a short time later, Neymar, 26, was watching live coverage from his hospital room of PSG’s Ligue 1 game against Troyes, said Gerard Saillant, the doctor representing PSG in Belo Horizonte.Neymar should be discharged from the hospital early Sunday, Lasmar said.But PSG said that Neymar will not be able to return to training for at least six weeks. This followed an earlier statement from Lasmar that the star player would be out of action for at least two and a half months, maybe three.Neymar will definitely miss PSG’s make-or-break Champions League last 16 second leg against Real Madrid next Tuesday.But if Lasmar’s prognosis of a nearly three-month wait is true, then Brazil will be scrambling even to get him ready for the World Cup in Russia starting in June.Neymar broke his fifth metatarsal — the bone leading to his small toe — during a 3-0 drubbing of Marseille on February 25. The striker — whose transfer from Barcelona cost PSG a record 222 million euros ($264 million) last August — has scored 28 goals in 30 appearances in all competitions for the club.– ‘No split’ –Amid reports of tension between PSG and Brazil’s footballing authorities over Neymar’s medical treatment, PSG insisted that it would take charge of his recuperation.“The post-operation rehabilitation will begin immediately under the control of the club’s physiotherapist,” PSG said in a statement on their website.“An assessment will be conducted in six weeks in order to determine the possible date of his return to training.”Earlier, Paris newspaper L’Equipe reported that PSG believe Lasmar lied about Neymar’s condition.The report said that Neymar was initially found to have suffered a minor fracture and that PSG were shocked to hear Lasmar say on Thursday that it was a serious break requiring a longer than expected recuperation.Following the surgery, however, doctors stressed that there was no friction between PSG and Brazil’s federation, the CBF.“Contrary to what might have been written or said…, decisions already taken and those to come have had the complete agreement of Neymar of course, and of his family, all the staff at PSG, the medical staff, the organization and management of PSG, and the representatives of the CBF,” Saillant said. “There is absolutely no split, despite what was written.”Lasmar pointed out that physiotherapy would be done by Rafael Martino, who does work both for PSG and the Brazilian national team, which “shows the integration of all parties.”– World Cup still possible –After a remarkable turnaround in fortunes since the shambolic 7-1 semi-final loss to Germany in the 2014 World Cup, Brazil are seen as top contenders in Russia.But a big part of that optimism depends on the talented Neymar, who missed that infamous humiliation four years ago through injury.Jose Luiz Runco, a former chief medical officer for the Brazilian team, told AFP that Neymar will walk with crutches after two to three weeks, exercise while putting weight on his repaired foot after about 60 to 75 days, and only then return to training.“He’s likely to recover pretty quickly because he’s an athlete and young.”Neymar arrived in Rio de Janeiro ahead of his Saturday operation © Twitter/AFP / Claire Dornald ClauzelA potential plus for Neymar is that the enforced break from competitive football may do him good.“When you think how exhausting the European season is, he could even arrive fresher than the others, both physically and emotionally,” said Cristiano Nunes, the physiotherapist for Brazilian club Internacional.Neymar may not be able to walk for a while, but he is already carrying the burden of a nation’s expectations.“The World Cup begins here today, with this operation,” said fan Iago Coura, 24, who came to the hospital with three friends. “Lasmar is the team’s best player right now.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Neymar is helped to his feet by Adrien Rabiot during PSG’s win over Marseille on Sunday, in which he suffered a twisted ankle and a hairline metatarsal fracture © AFP/File / GERARD JULIENBelo Horizonte, Brazil, Mar 3 – Brazil and Paris Saint-Germain superstar Neymar underwent successful surgery on his broken foot Saturday, officials said, but it will be six weeks before anyone knows when the planet’s most expensive footballer will play again.The one hour and 15 minute operation at the Mater Dei hospital in Belo Horizonte “took place with great success, without any problem,” said Brazilian national team surgeon Rodrigo Lasmar, who led the procedure.
0Shares0000Bandari FC head coach Bernard Mwalala chats with members of his technical bench during a training session in Nairobi. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 24 – Bandari FC tactician Bernard Mwalala says getting an away goal will be crucial when they take on Guinean side Horoya in the first leg of the CAF Confederation Cup preliminary round in Conakry, Guinea on Sunday.The dockers travelled to Conakry Tuesday night, way in advance as they look to acclimatize and get themselves used to the conditions on and off the pitch for the crucial tie. Mwalala believes they stand a chance against Horoya and scoring an away goal will be key for them to achieve history and progress to the group stages of the competition for the first time ever.“I have watched how they play and analyzed them. They are a tough side and score a lot of goals with a very dangerous striking line. But, I have noticed that they also concede a lot and if we do our best, we can score against them,” Mwalala told Capital Sport.Bandari FC players hurdle together for prayer before their CAF Confederations Cup first leg first round tie against Tunisia’s US Ben Guerdane. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluHe added; “We need to be very alert in defense but also take our chances when we get them. If we can score a goal away, no matter the result, I believe we can finish the job at home.”Bandari progressed to the knockout round for the first time ever after beating Tunisian outfit US Ben Guardane 3-2 on aggregate.They lost 2-1 in Tunisia having won 2-0 in the home tie. Mwalala says they have picked massive confidence and experience from the two-legged tie against the Tunisian outfit as well as their preliminary round win over Sudan’s Al Ahly Shendy.“We have been improving game by game and getting better. The players now know what it means to play at this stage and it has helped build our belief and focus. We have never been at this stage before so for us it is a new experience which we want to enjoy,” Mwalala added.Victory over the two legs will sail the dockers to the group stages, but Mwalala says they do not want to build pressure on themselves by thinking about that huge leap, instead their focus is on each of the next two games.0Shares0000(Visited 39 times, 1 visits today)
Watch this stunning long range strike from the Polish Cup semi-final!Defender Lukasz Broz scored the wonder-goal for Legia Warsaw against Zawisza this week as his side ran out 4-0 winners to reach the final.Have you seen many better than this? Let us know in the comments section below!
PALMDALE – After recent declines as California’s real estate market cools, home prices set new records in February in both Palmdale and Lancaster. Palmdale’s median price for both new and resale homes jumped to $375,000, up from $350,000 in January and breaking the previous record price of $365,000 set in November. The February median was 27.1 percent ahead of a year ago. In Lancaster, the February median was $325,000, up from $315,000 in January and above the previous record of $323,000 set in December. Lancaster’s February median was 30 percent ahead of a year ago. Statewide, the February median price of an existing, single-family detached home in California was $535,470, down both from the $551,300 median in January and the $568,730 statewide record set in August. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88 Statewide, January sales decreased 15.5 percent compared with a year ago, the California Association of Realtors said. “We expect the pace of price appreciation to slow from the 13 to 17 percent range of 2005 to 10 percent this year as rising inventory levels mitigate some of the upward pressure on home prices,” said association Vice President and Chief Economist Leslie Appleton-Young. “The higher-priced coastal areas will see price gains in the mid-single digits while the inland areas will see increases in excess of 10 percent.” In Rosamond, the February median was $285,000, a record. January median was $259,000, down from the $272,000 record set in December. Rosamond’s February median was 30.1 percent ahead of prices a year earlier. California City’s median for February was $199,750, up 32.1 percent from a year earlier. Tehachapi’s median was $284,500, up from $279,250 in January but below the record $310,000 in November. The Tehachapi February median was up 2 percent from a year earlier. Los Angeles County’s February median was $499,000, up from $495,750 the month before but down from $500,000 in November. The Los Angeles County February median was up 18.2 percent over a year ago. Statewide, the 10 cities and communities with the highest median home prices in California during February 2006 were: Newport Beach, $1,287,500; Los Gatos, $1,116,500; Santa Barbara, $1,050,000; Cupertino, $923,500; San Clemente, $920,000; Dana Point, $880,000; Santa Monica, $879,000; San Juan Capistrano, $870,000; Danville, $862,500; Yorba Linda, $795,000. Statewide, the 10 cities and communities with the greatest median home price increases in February 2006 compared with the same period a year ago were: Ridgecrest, 70.2 percent; Banning, 63 percent; San Juan Capistrano, 58.2 percent; Inglewood, 52.3 percent; Barstow, 51.8 percent; Twentynine Palms, 50.6 percent; Atwater, 48.4 percent; Santa Monica, 46.5 percent; Beaumont, 45.3 percent; Porterville, 44.8 percent.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Promoted postRegistration is now open for the Ceol na Coille summer school in Letterkenny – and it’s expected to attract record numbers this year.The school, which runs from Monday 13th July to Friday 17th, has received another boost with confirmation that its course for primary teachers has been officially approved by the Department of Education and Skills. School organiser Paul Harrigan said they’re delighted with preparations so far.“This is the fourth year of the Ceol na Coille summer school and numbers have grown every year,” he said.“The number of enquiries is well up on this time last year. We’re anxious to get registration started so we can get an early idea if we need even more classes and tutors!”The deadline for bookings is Friday 5th June- yes that’s today so get online or on the phone quickly! More than twenty tutors have already been lined up for Ceol na Coille. They include some top names in traditional music in Donegal and throughout the country.The summer school features classes in a whole range of instruments for all ages and abilities. There are also concerts, recitals and a session trail in pubs in Letterkenny and Churchill.Once again the base will be the impressive new Coláiste Ailigh Irish-medium secondary school in Letterkenny.Teachers can attend a CPD (Continuous Personal Development) course during the week called ‘Traditional Irish Music – an integrated approach to Irish Music pedagogy”.Ceol na Coille comes just after a big weekend of music in Letterkenny, part of the Earagail Arts Festival – the first Donegal International Folk and Roots Festival from Friday 10th July – Monday 13th . The festival features more than 20 different concerts, masterclasses and sessions, with a line-up that includes Altan, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Moya Brennan, the Henry Girls and Moroccan singer Oum.Paul said: “I think this festival and Ceol na Coille will help to put Letterkenny on the map as a place to hear and play music during the summer. It’s going to be an exciting and interesting ten days in July.”ConcertsCeol na Coille’s programme includes two concerts in the Regional Cultural Centre. There’s ‘An Evening of Pipes and Fiddle’ on Wednesday 15th July featuring uilleann pipers Robbie Hannon and Maitiú O’Casaide, and fiddlers Jesse Smith and Brid Harper. On Thursday 16th it’s the turn of the exciting new trad band The Trí Tones with support from some of the tutors. The list of tutors so far is – Brid Harper, Tara Breen (fiddle), Carmel Gunning (whistle), John Lee (flute), Conor Moriarty (B/C button accordion), Mick Denieffe (C#/D accordion, D melodeon), Maitiú O’Casaide, Paul Harrigan, Ciarán MacFheidhlimidh (uilleann pipes), Róna Ní Dhinnchinn, Shane Bracken (concertina), Stephen Rooney (guitar), Paul Meehan (banjo), Orfhlaith Ní Bhriain, Kate Forde (traditional singing), Francis Ward (piano accompaniment), Joleen McLaughlin (harp), Marie Clarke (piano accordion), Una Ní Bhriain (Introduction to Traditional Music – children’s class) and Donna Harkin (adult beginners mixed instrumental).This event is supported in partnership with Donegal County Council, Fáilte Ireland and IPB Insurance through the Community Tourism Diaspora.Find out more at HYPERLINK “http://www.ceolnacoille.ie/”www.ceolnacoille.ie/summerschool/ and also from the Ceol na Coille Facebook page.REGISTRATIONS FILLING FAST FOR RECORD-BREAKING CEOL NA COILLE SUMMER SCHOOL was last modified: July 3rd, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Ceol na CoilledonegalSUMMER SCHOOL
SANTA CLARITA – A worthy charity will get some underwiring – uh, underwriting – Sunday afternoon when the second annual Bras for a Cause event is held at the Santa Clarita Activities Center. More than 65 bras – yes, those unmentionables that hold up the area close to every woman’s heart – have been transformed into works of art and will provide a means of support when they are auctioned off for breast cancer research and assistance to local cancer patients. The event, which will be held from 2 to 5 p.m., is sponsored by Soroptimist International of Santa Clarita Valley. Proceeds will be split between the Sheila R. Veloz Breast Imaging Center and the Soroptimists breast cancer outreach programs. When Bras for a Cause began last year, Soroptimist President Kris Hough said the group couldn’t believe how much support the community provided. She acknowledged that this year’s event is being affected by donors who have given to disaster relief efforts prompted by recent hurricanes in the Gulf Coast and are pulling back on their donations. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 “We hope to raise between $10,000 and $15,000,” Hough said. “Last year, we raised $20,000 and were able to give two grants to the Sheila Veloz center as well as help a couple of women who needed financial assistance.” Donors paid $100 to $150 to decorate a brassiere of their choice in themes ranging from the outrageous to the sublime, creating tributes to family members or making their undergarments suitable for gallery display. Along with the uplifting artwork, guests will be able to shop from several vendors of home goods, jewelry, purses and other items supporting breast cancer research while enjoying martinis, wine and hors d’oeuvres. A silent auction will be conducted for most of the bras; an additional live auction for bras accompanied by other gifts will also be held. Local artist Kinley Farrow has contributed several original jewelry pieces to the event, including a glittering crystal-embellished lariat and bra encrusted with white crystals, freshwater pearls and sterling silver angels in memory of her friend Dennis Brough, who died in August. “In the past year, both of my parents have been victims of cancer and my mom’s best friend just survived breast cancer,” she said. “It seems that cancer is all around me; this was easy to do and I was eager to help.” Soroptimist Wendy Collins is pretty proud of her first-time efforts. “I have no talent and my granddaughter even makes fun of me when I draw,” she said. “But I had an idea for a nursing bra. I covered it in cow material and where you have the drop down part, I put buttons that said “Got Milk?” I think it’s really cute.” Collins, an insurance agent for State Farm, did a little advertising for the event in her front window at home, where her company’s mascot bear holds court. “My Good Neighbor Bear has been wearing the bra for about a month now,” she said. “I’ve actually sold 10 tickets to people who want to bid on the bra.” Eager to milk her first success, she set about creating a bra for fellow Soroptimist Cheri Fleming that reflects both her career in philanthropy and as the owner of a car dealership. “I made the bra look like the front of a car with headlights and everything,” she said. “I put chrome around the cups, got a pretend driver license that I put her picture on and put little Acura symbols all over it.” Collins has a serious reason for her decorating spree, as her administrative assistant was diagnosed with breast cancer in June. The young woman has had two surgeries and is currently undergoing radiation therapy. “She’s in the middle of 33 straight days of radiation and she’s such a trooper,” she said. “Because of what happened here in my office, I became so much more aware. You think it’s never going to happen and then here it is, so close to home.” “It’s really a fun, beautiful event,” Hough said. “These bras are pieces of art; it’s like a gallery showing, we’ll have some on the wall, and some on models. Some you can wear, some are art pieces, like the Vegas bra on our Web site, that would be cool to display. The whole point is to raise money for breast cancer causes.” Tickets are $45 each and are available by calling (661) 263-8786. To see some of the bras that will be featured, visit www.brasforacause.com. Carol Rock, (661) 257-5252 email@example.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
The Angels also will have John Lackey, who started Game 2, in the bullpen for tonight’s game. If the Angels win tonight, they would be saving Colon to start Game 1 of the AL Championship Series, which would start Tuesday in Chicago. The Yankees’ Game 5 starter, Mike Mussina, also is in Southern California, but he never left after pitching the Yankees to a Game 1 victory on Tuesday. While there was nothing anybody could do about the weather Saturday, neither team was happy about tonight’s scheduled start time of 7:55 p.m. local time. If the Yankees win, both teams would have to take red-eye flights cross-country to Orange County and play Game 5 at 5:19 p.m. “It’s not going to be pleasant, but things are dictated so much by people whether it’s television or whatever is happening in the broadcast world. It’s out of our control. We’ll play at midnight if they tell us to play at midnight.” The Angels and Yankees actually were playing at midnight on Friday, with Game 3 ending at 12:09 a.m. The rainout allows both teams’ bullpens to get a needed day of rest, considering neither starting pitcher in Friday’s game was able to last four innings. That might favor the Angels, because they have a better bullpen than the Yankees, and in particular will get the services of Scot Shields and Kelvim Escobar, who threw two innings each on Friday. “The rainout works in our favor, but it also works in the Yankees’ favor,” Scioscia said. “They can reset themselves too.” ANGELS NOTES: Three years ago Scott Spiezio was in the middle of the Angels’ run to the World Series title. Earlier this week, he was charged with theft, general damage to property and simple assault, along with his girlfriend, Jennifer Pankratz, who is facing similar charges. Spiezio and Pankratz got into a dispute over their cab fare with the cab’s driver in Chicago. According to published reports, Pankratz tried to get her credit card back from the cabbie and broke his eyeglasses in the process. The cabbie accused the couple of stealing his cellphone, which rang inside Pankratz’s purse when a policeman called the cabbie’s phone number. Spiezio left the Angels after the 2003 season and signed a three-year, $9 million deal with the Seattle Mariners, who released Spiezio earlier this season. … The Angels lost relief pitcher Joel Peralta to the Kansas City Royals, who claimed the right-hander off waivers. Peralta became a prominent member of the Angels bullpen for a stretch midway through the season when others were either injured or unproductive. Peralta was 1-0 with a 3.89 ERA in 28 games for the Angels this season. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! NEW YORK — Much like the Angels offense on Friday night, the rain did not let up Saturday and Game 4 of the American League Division Series between the Angels and New York Yankees was postponed until tonight at Yankee Stadium beginning at 4:55 p.m. (PDT). There were mixed emotions in the Angels clubhouse Saturday as players got ready to board a bus back to the team hotel shortly after arriving at the stadium. On one hand, the Angels have momentum on their side after their 11-7 victory Friday gave them a 2-1 series lead. On the other, getting the day off will allow their bullpen to recharge and give catcher Bengie Molina an extra day after getting drilled on the elbow by a pitch Friday night. “I didn’t want a day off, but it’s good for me,” said Molina, whose left elbow was wrapped. Angels manager Mike Scioscia said Molina will be able to play tonight, a boost for the Angels considering Molina has been the club’s best hitter in the playoffs. Molina has homered in each of the three games, and is hitting .455 (5 for 11) with five RBI. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Molina tries to downplay his hitting because his bigger value to the team is defensively and how he handles the pitching staff. Still, it’s hard to ignore the value of a cleanup hitter, the spot Molina was in on Friday. “I never expected that, never,” Molina said. “We have very good hitters who can be hitting No. 4. If I’m hitting there, it’s an honor for me to be there, because it means I’m hitting well now. But I’m going to be the same kind of hitter if I’m hitting there or leadoff. I’m not going to change anything. “I’m not the guy who’s going to talk about hitting much. I’m seeing the ball pretty good right now. The only one I couldn’t see was the one that hit me.” The Angels had the option of starting Bartolo Colon tonight on regular rest, but instead decided to fly Colon home for a potential Game 5 Monday. Jarrod Washburn will start tonight’s game as originally planned. “It’s been a long year for Bart,” Scioscia said, referring to the back problem Colon has dealt with late in the season. “An extra day really can be beneficial for him. We’ll rest Bart and have him 100 percent for Game 5 if needed. It’s the time of year an extra day can help him.”