Indoor football near you

first_imgRandom thoughts for a Tuesday morning, wondering whatever happened to Chanel Corder of Apple Valley High School, who played for San Bernardino County in the 1989 all-star basketball game against Riverside. Are you ready for some football? Is the area ready for the National Indoor Football League, specifically the Pomona Cool Riders or the San Bernardino Bucking Bulls? Plans are being developed for the Cool Riders and Bucking Bulls to open the season March 17. The Cool Riders will play at Fairplex in Pomona while the Bucking Bulls are set for the Events Center at the National Orange Show. The Cool Riders, at this point, are ahead of the Bucking Bulls. Ray Clay has been named general manager of the Pomona team, which was originally listed in a press release as “Pamona.” Ex-Upland High School and Chaffey College basketball standout Sheldon Pace is playing these days for the San Diego Wildcats of the American Basketball Association. But one need not drive south to watch Pace in action. The Wildcats are in action tonight at Azusa Pacific University against Beijing, China. Don’t get all that excited about the matchup, it’s just another ABA team. … Brittany Smith, a freshman at Harvard from Chino via the Vivian Webb School, recently qualified for the Eastern College Athletic Conference championships in the long jump. Smith was second in the long jump with an ECAC-qualifying leap of 5.76 meters. It was a career-best and the longest by a Harvard team member this year. She was also eighth in the high jump at 1.35 meters. … Looking for the best basketball game of the season? Try the Foothill Conference battle between Chaffey College and San Bernardino Valley College on Wednesday at 7 p.m. SBVC is set to host the game. Chaffey (27-5, 11-1) is ranked eighth in the state while the Wolverines (24-6, 11-1) are 10th. This is what a rivalry is all about. Two good coaches working two good teams. Jeff Klein has proven his skill at molding teams at Chaffey while Gerry Wright has battled through some unusual circumstances to put his team in contention. Certainly Wright deserves serious consideration as the next San Bernardino coach; in fact, he should be considered the front-runner. There aren’t that many individuals who could have duplicated his success under similar conditions. … Ryan Leahy, who played in the Quakes’ infield the past two summers, has been diagnosed with thyroid cancer, according to the The Salem (Mass.) News. According to an e-mail from the Quakes, surgery will be required remove cysts that were discovered. He plans on reporting to spring camp later this month along with other Angels minor leaguers. The Quakes have set up a special e-mail account – getwellryan@hotmail.com – for fans to wish Leahy well. … Joy Duerksen has a busy life – student, teacher, competitor – but she’ll take time off to speak with women cyclists Thursday night at Don Bikes in Rialto. The physical education teacher at Redlands Adventist Academy, who is studying for a Masters degree at La Sierra University, finished first in the California State Mountain Bike Series in 2006 riding for the Redlands-based Jos Ol Cycling Team. She was also second in the National Mountain Bike Series Short Track. Her topics of discussion will include options for local women who want to compete and the needs of women who are serious competitors, including cycling vacations, nutrition and commitment to cycling. Scott McAfee, owner of Don’s Bike Shop, said RSVPs are required for the event by calling (909) 875-7310 or by e-mail to info@donsbikeshop.com. … ABA, part 2: Whatever happened to the beloved Ontario Warriors? They are a distant memory, but it was just two winters ago they were not filling the Colony High School gym in Ontario or paying some of their bills in the area. … Caren Ware update: The Masters runner from Lake Arrowhead is constantly in motion. After competing with Team Athena and winning the 4×400 relay at the Millrose Games in New York, she flew back to help her company, Prime Time, run two Southern California events. “Keep an eye on Team Athena,” she wrote. “We have now proved that we are the fastest fabulously fit over forty females!” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img The league held tryouts over the weekend at and a second session is in the works for later this month at a closer . The local entries are among five expansion teams in the state along with Industry, San Diego and Pleasanton. In all, there are 17 teams in the NIFL throughout the country. … As soon as Clark Holroyd quit driving fire trucks for the Chino Fire Department, he started winning NHRA national events in his 1968 Chevy Nova. His win Sunday night at Pomona was the second in the last three events for the 55-year-old Holroyd, who retired in 2006 after 31 years of service in Chino. On Friday, he’ll celebrate an even more personal feat. He and wife Vicki will have been married 32 years and have two daughters, Carrie and Jessica. There is a price to pay for his success on the quarter-mile. Holroyd builds carburetors these days and has a backlog of 17. … last_img read more

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School District 60 releases scenario maps for new catchment areas

first_img FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – School District 60 has released three scenario maps for school catchment areas for the planned opening of Anne Roberts Young Elementary School, which is set for September 2020.According to the School District, in order to populate the new school, part of the planning process requires the redrawing of some of the elementary school catchment areas.In each scenario, the School District says Areas north of 100 Avenue currently in Robert Ogilvie catchment will move to Anne Roberts Young and areas along the airport road that are in the Robert Ogilvie catchment, including the flower streets near the airport roundabout, will move to Anne Roberts Young.- Advertisement -The School District also says the Margaret Ma Murray catchment East of 100 street will change but those changes will be determined at a future date.For more information, you can visit the School District’s website.Here are the three scenario maps for school catchment areas:Advertisementlast_img read more

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Football club opens doors to London homeless

first_img0Shares0000Crystal Palace have been using their stadium to shelter the homeless © AFP / Glyn KIRKLONDON, United Kingdom, Jan 19 – Crystal Palace have opened up their Selhurst Park stadium to rough sleepers seeking shelter from the winter weather, the English Premier League side said.A lounge at the south London ground can be turned into a temporary overnight shelter for up 10 rough sleepers whenever temperatures are forecast to drop below freezing. Under a deal with the Croydon Council local authority, people formally identified as sleeping rough are referred to Selhurst Park, where they can access a camp bed for the night, a hot evening meal, breakfast and washing facilities.Eight people used the shelter on Thursday night, the first time it was opened, the club said in a statement.The lounge was then converted back again on Friday morning.“The club wants to be a force for good in the community and we are happy to do our bit to help those most in need,” said chief executive Phil Alexander.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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It’s Black Friday everyday at DMG’s ‘used cars’ department

first_imgCompanies across Donegal will be slashing prices on all products this weekend for their Black Friday events.But DMG Motors outside Donegal Town pride themselves on having slashed prices in their used cars department EVERYDAY this month.Come along to DMG to snap up a bargain, with deals including; > 0% APR Finance> 24 month warranty available> €3,000 discountVehicles are selling fast, when they’re gone, they’re gone!Based in Donegal Town, DMG Motors are main dealers for Skoda, SEAT & Mitsubishi new cars and commercial vehicles.At their state of the art showroom, you can avail of a fully equipped car service centre, parts department, even Euromobil car hire. To check out some of the cars on offer you can follow this link: http://www.dmgmotors.ie/used-cars.phpCall 074 9721396 for more information or visit www.dmgmotors.ieIt’s Black Friday everyday at DMG’s ‘used cars’ department was last modified: November 20th, 2017 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:Black FridayDMG MOTORSDonegal Townused carslast_img read more

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Charlton 1-0 QPR: Highlights of Rangers’ last-gasp defeat

first_imgJohnnie Jackson’s injury-time header condemned QPR to a third consecutive defeat as their promotion bid suffered another setback.See also:QPR beaten by injury-time goal at CharltonBond bemoans QPR’s defensive lapseCharlton v QPR player ratingsDunne insists QPR can still make top twoFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img

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Loving, HSU off to hot start

first_imgHumboldt State’s volleyball team hasn’t just gotten off to a better start than it did in 2018 — its already had a better season.Through seven non-conference matches the ‘Jacks (4-3) have won more games than it did in the entirety of the 2018 season, which it finished 3-23.The North Coast will get its first chance to see much-improved Humboldt Wednesday night when it hosts Cal State Monterey Bay for a 7 p.m. match at Lumberjack Arena. The match will be Humboldt’s California Collegiate Athletic …last_img read more

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ID Film Takes Hollywood

first_imgGrauman’s Chinese Theater on Hollywood Boulevard is a top tourist attraction in Tinseltown.  It features dozens of handprints of famous movie and TV stars, from Lucille Ball and Bill Cosby to Mickey Mouse.  This venue of many a blockbuster and glitzy opening night seemed hardly a place for naturalistic cosmology to take a thrashing, but Saturday morning, The Privileged Planet made Hollywood history.  Shown as part of the American Renaissance Film Festival, an event dedicated to positive-values films, it was a smash.    About 200 people – a good turnout for a rainy Saturday morning – attended the screening and gave it a hearty round of applause at the end.  One visitor was overheard during his long, loud clapping telling his neighbor, “That was good.”  An editor for a DVD Club who had flown in from Washington DC for the festival was heard to comment that this film was “one of the most powerful and important documentaries ever made.”  Feedback was outstanding, the producer said.Now you can advertise this film as the one shown at the Smithsonian (06/09/2005) and on Hollywood Boulevard.  The Privileged Planet is a keeper.  The visuals, the original music by Mark Lewis, the narration by John Rhys Davies, and the content are all exceptional; it has “quality” stamped all over it, and the message is equal to the production excellence.  It covers a tremendous amount of interesting and important scientific, historical and philosophical material in just 60 minutes without feeling rushed or overly technical.  The speakers, mostly PhD scientists with strong credentials, including Paul Davies, Robert Jastrow and Donald Brownlee (principal scientist for the just-landed Stardust mission) are unimpeachable.  This film will make an impression – get it and pass it around.(Visited 12 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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Greening Soweto, a tree at a time

first_img25 January 2008Since the launch of Greening Soweto – a project aimed at beautifying South Africa’s largest township – in September 2006, over 50 000 indigenous trees have been planted along its streets, leading to Johannesburg’s “biggest greening revolution” yet.Greening Soweto, a legacy project of the 2010 Fifa World Cup, aims to plant more than 300 000 trees in Soweto, to the southwest of Johannesburg.“We are satisfied with the progress of the project,” said Jenny Moodley, spokesperson at Johannesburg City Parks, the municipal agency charged with the mammoth task of implementing it.“It is by far the biggest greening initiative in terms of implementation,” Moodley said. “The landscape of Soweto is changing for the better.”The city’s water, electricity and roads agencies have also come on board to ensure maximum benefit for the project, which won endorsement from the national Department of Water Affairs and Forestry as well as the World Conservation Union (IUCN).Various partners have been working with the City to implement Greening Soweto, including Airports Company of South Africa, Talk Radio 702, Rand Water and former South African Formula One ace, Jody Scheckter.The governments of Norway and Denmark have also contributed more than R2-million toward the programme.Moodley said that the government, greening organisations, companies and Sowetans had responded positively to the project, with many pledging to take care of the trees way after the final whistle of the World Cup has been blown.“It is not only about 2010,” she said, emphasising that the project will benefit Sowetans after the tournament.Many challengesHowever, like any other huge project, rolling out Greening Soweto has its own challenges – the ever-increasing price of street trees being one of them. “The cost of street trees is not as affordable as it was three years ago,” Moodley said.A variety of trees are being planted. Common species of indigenous trees, such as frost tolerant trees, are cheaper than others. “The more common species are affordable and others are more expensive,” she said, but added that companies are “very willing” to fund fruit trees.Nurturing is another challenge. As more trees are planted, City Parks has to increase its capacity to take care of them. “Watering and nurturing can be as expensive as buying the trees,” Moodley noted.Space is another major concern, as Soweto has limited pavement space, with residents using it for other purposes, she said. Trees cannot be planted within 10 metres of an intersection, or within five metres of an electricity pole, vehicle entrance, road sign or storm water culvert.Weather is also on the list of worries, as the ideal time to plant trees is early spring because it is cool, allowing the trees to establish roots in their new location. This means the city cannot just plant trees during any season, which slows the speed of planting.“Summer and spring are more conducive for planting trees,” she said.NurseryAt least 20 000 street trees will be planted this year under Greening Soweto, with 50 000 being distributed to homes. To help reduce costs and fast track the planting, City Parks is developing a tree nursery, to grow its own trees and to supply surplus stock to communities for other greening projects and planting in their gardens.To be based in Nancefield, Soweto, the nursery will produce up to 100 000 tree seedlings a year. At five years, the seedlings will be large enough to plant on pavements and in parks. Younger trees will be given to householders to plant in their gardens, particularly where pavements are too narrow for trees.“There will be a greater sense of urgency this year,” Moodley said.Much focus will also be put on awareness programmes – an estimated 15 000 learners from around Johannesburg will be taught about the importance of a clean and green environment.To achieve some of these goals, it will establish more partnerships with companies, individuals and organisations that want to green Soweto. It will also maintain its existing relationships with external stakeholders.“Clearly they have seen the benefits,” Moodley said. Branding opportunities linked to the World Cup and an opportunity to secure carbon credits to offset company’s carbon emissions are some of the incentives to participate in Greening Soweto. “We will increase these incentives,” she added.As just reward for their efforts, Greening Soweto was a winner at the prestigious Liveable Communities (LivCom) Awards, organised by the United Nations, in London in November 2007, receiving a merit gold award in the natural built project category.Source: City of Johannesburglast_img read more

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South Africa’s toughest endurance challenges

first_imgA Skyrunner seems on top of the world as he tackles one of the tough mountain route’s challenges. Runners are rewarded for their efforts with stunning scenery. (Image: Media and Kelvin) MEDIA CONTACTS • Adrian SaffySalomon Skyrun organiser+27 82 566 5668• Comrades Marathon Association+27 33 897 8650 RELATED ARTICLES • Search on for top thrill-seekers • SA woman conquers the Seven Summits • Spoilt for adventure choice • The world’s biggest cycle race • The Tour de Kruger, a wild rideFiona McRaeSouth Africa, like most of the continent, is a land of great challenges but also of great opportunities.With the resulting mindset of effort and reward, it is perhaps not surprising that the country should host some of the world’s most gruelling endurance sports events, in which athletes put their physical and mental stamina to the ultimate test in their goal to make it to the finish line – in itself an achievement of the highest order.Heading the list of these tough events is undoubtedly the annual Comrades Marathon ultra-distance road race between the cities of Durban and Pietermaritzburg in KwaZulu-Natal province.This taxing event attracts athletes from around the globe. Entries for the 2011 race, the 86th edition, closed at the end of November after the cap of 18 000 participants set by the Comrades Marathon Association was reached.Dubbed the “ultimate human race”, the Comrades was officially recognised as the world’s largest ultra-marathon after 14 343 runners crossed the finish line within the 12-hour cut-off time in this year’s event.The 2011 marathon, taking place on 29 May, is an up run – that is, from Durban on the coast to Pietermaritzburg inland – over a distance of 89km (56 miles).Challenging the elementsBut while the Comrades might be South Africa’s best known ultra-sports event, the country hosts a variety of lesser known but equally demanding endurance challenges in which participants pit themselves not only against their own limitations but also against the elements.Two of these epic events take place in the Eastern Cape, known as the country’s adventure province because of the outdoor action opportunities its diverse landscapes offer.They are the Salomon Skyrun, which requires participants to tackle a 100km unmarked mountain trail in a continuous run at an average altitude of 2 500m, and the Southern Shamaal Surf Ski Challenge, which sees paddlers cover a 250km stretch of ocean between the coastal cities of Port Elizabeth and East London, over four days.In the neighbouring Free State province, horse riders and their mounts set out to cover a fast-paced 201km over three consecutive days in the annual Fauresmith Endurance Ride.The 13th edition of the Skyrun took place in the Eastern Cape’s mountainous north-eastern highlands in November. The event drew a record field of 159 intrepid starters prepared to tackle 100km of tough terrain along the ridgeline of the southern Drakensberg mountains, from the picturesque Victorian town of Lady Grey to the Wartrail Country Club, in a quest for the prestigious Sky Runner badge of honour.According to race organiser Adrian Saffy, this was almost three times the usual field and most of the entrants were Skyrun novices, with only 40 participants having any previous experience of the legendary event.He attributes the huge growth in the number of entrants this year to increased awareness of the race through support from a number of adventure brands, as well as to “the motivating mixture of fear and anticipation of taking on an unknown adventure – the feeling Skyrunners live for”.“The Skyrun is not a race, it is a journey,” he warned in pre-run publicity material for the self-supported event that challenges participants not only with distance but also the rigours of running at altitude and the terrain’s ascents and descents, compounded by darkness after nightfall and the sometimes bitterly cold night temperatures.“There is no guarantee you will finish the route, no matter how much you train and prepare.”With runners facing many hours of solitude in the wilderness, the event has a mystical element to it and is a test of mental and of physical fitness. Navigational and basic survival skills are also required – this year one runner got hopelessly lost and was found 50km off course after a search.The last entrant finally reached the finish line after an epic 35 hours – more than 20 hours behind the winner, Iain Don-Wauchope. In his second Skyrun victory, Don-Wauchope finished in 14 hours 56 minutes – 90 minutes ahead of second-placed Bruce Arnett, also a previous winner.Only 59 runners managed to complete the full route, with another 76 completing variations, says Saffy.Toughest surf ski race of allSwitching from mountains to ocean, the 2010 Southern Shamaal Surf Ski Challenge launched from Port Elizabeth’s Bluewater Bay Beach on 9 December and ended at East London’s Nahoon Beach four days later.A field of more than 130 paddlers in single and double surf skis took to the water in what is now one of the world’s longest-running ocean paddling races, with the inaugural event taking place way back in 1971.Traditionally held every second year, a three-year sponsorship by the Dubai-based Shamaal Group has enabled organisers to stage the event annually since 2008, although last year’s Challenge – as it  is simply known – was a team relay, to give  prospective solo entrants a gentler introduction to the event.South African paddling stalwart and multiple Challenge winner Oscar Chalupsky has described the contest as “pure hardcore racing – one of the single toughest physical events in the world and the longest and most gruelling surf ski race anywhere”.The race along what can be a treacherous coastline demands skill, stamina and mental and physical endurance, as well as a comprehensive air, land and sea support, safety and rescue network. The sea, sun and wind conditions are all part of the make-or-break equation, while ocean creatures like sharks, whales, jelly fish and blue bottles are also dangerous factors.According to race organiser Anton Erasmus, the sheer isolation of being alone on a vast ocean, without the option of simply stopping when the going gets too tough, is psychologically demanding for challengers, who paddle distances of up to 75km a day as they make their way up the Eastern Cape coast.Challenge for horse and riderIn the Fauresmith Endurance Ride, staged from the small Free State farming town of Fauresmith, riders and their mounts also cover up to 75km in a day to conquer a total distance of 201km in three days, over terrain ranging from flat grassland plains to the ridges and rocky slopes of the area’s low hills.Because the event is held in mid-year, the days usually offer mild and pleasant riding conditions for both humans and horses. However, the below-freezing temperatures of the Free State winter nights bring a challenge of their own and riders are known to get up regularly during the long dark hours to check on their mounts.The event has its origins in a 1964 argument in which a national farmers’ magazine debated the endurance capabilities of various horse breeds.  It was decided to settle the matter with a test, and an Arabian took the honours.The inaugural Fauresmith Endurance Ride, held nearly a decade later, grew out of that contest. From the initial field of 17 riders and horses, the event now attracts more than 400 participants, ranging from pre-teens to septuagenarians, keen to not only tackle what has been described as the ultimate challenge for horse and rider but also to experience the warm hospitality and sense of camaraderie for which the event has become known.The horses are checked by vets at regular intervals during the race and any animal deemed to be under strain is withdrawn, resulting in a sometimes much reduced field of finishers as another tough event exacts its toll.last_img read more

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Vinyl Windows and Vinyl Siding

first_img Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details. This article is only available to GBA Prime Members Should vinyl building materials be banned from green homes? Some environmentalists think so. There seem to be three categories of building materials that particularly irk the anti-PVC crowd: vinyl siding, vinyl windows, and vinyl flooring. Since there are alternatives to all of these materials, these environmentalists argue, green homes shouldn’t include any of them. (Although the anti-vinyl group sometimes mentions PVC pipe used for drains and vents, it seems that neither plastic pipe nor the vinyl insulation on Romex wiring raises as many hackles as vinyl siding, windows, and flooring.)Vinyl-framed windows now outsell windows with wooden frames, aluminum frames, or fiberglass frames. Moreover, in many areas of the country, vinyl siding outsells all other types of residential cladding, and PVC is by far the most common material used to manufacture residential drain pipes. While these facts probably distress anti-vinyl crusaders, they provide evidence that these vinyl building products outperform competing products in some ways. Vinyl building products fill a niche. Vinyl is durable, weather-resistant, low-maintenance, and affordable.The anti-vinyl position rests on several arguments:All of the above arguments have been used by anti-vinyl groups. Some of the points are indisputable, while others are debatable. On some points, evidence points to an opposite conclusion than the one reached by anti-vinyl crusaders. On other points, the evidence is inconclusive, and more research is needed before we can reach firm conclusions.For a good background on the issues surrounding the PVC debate, I recommend an Environmental Building News article written in 1994 by Nadav Malin and Alex Wilson, “Should We Phase Out PVC?”Environmental Building News revisited the topic in Februrary 2014, when it published “The PVC Debate: A Fresh Look.”Environmental life-cycle assessments attempt to weigh all of the pluses and minuses of building materials so that one product can be… center_img Start Free Trial Already a member? Log inlast_img read more

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