2016 Emperor’s Challenge to be featured in international sports tourism study

first_imgTUMBLER RIDGE, B.C. – The 18th Annual Emperor’s Challenge will be taking place once again this weekend in Tumbler Ridge, and will be featured as part of an international sports tourism study.Tor-Arne Gjertsen is a Norwegian research scientist who will not only be competing in this year’s half-marathon south of Tumbler Ridge, but will also be gathering data on the race and its effect on the local economy. The data will be used in a survey being conducted by Dr. Claude Sobry at Lille University in France. Race organiser Jerrilyn Schembri explained that the survey is being undertaken to study the socio-economic impact of sporting events on small communities worldwide, particularly those which have seen a downturn in their local economies. According to Schembri, Gjertsen recently returned from a trip to gather similar data in the southern Siberian town of Khatystyr, Yakutia, which hosts an annual Iditarod-style reindeer race and is known for its reindeer herding. Gjertsen and Sobry’s research will be presented to the Sports Tourism Conference in Grenoble, France in January of 2017.The 20-kilometre footrace will see over 1,000 participants running and hiking along the scenic route that traverses two mountains south of Tumbler Ridge near the idled Peace River Coal mine. Schembri says that roughly 35 percent of racers in this year’s Challenge are from the Fort St. John area, close to the 38 percent from last year. Kris Swanson, who won last year’s race by nearly three minutes ahead of the next place contestant despite racing with a broken collarbone and severe road rash is set to compete once again this year, despite suffering a broken foot earlier this year. The race begins at the Core Lodge, approximately 35 kilometres south of Tumbler Ridge on Saturday at 9:00 a.m.- Advertisement –last_img read more

June 12th Community Events Photos

first_imgThe Northern Classic Body Building & Fitness Show took place at the North Peace Cultural Centre.                                                                                              Picture: Amber Davy The Royal Canadian Legion held a fundraising BBQ in their parking lot. All of the proceeds from the BBQ will go towards the Legion.                                                     Picture: Amber Davy- Advertisement – Scott and Jennifer Briemon from SCARS Ministries join many others in the Swing Into Freedom golf tournament at Links Golf Course. The proceeds will go towards the expansion of SCARS Ministries recovery centre.                                                                    Picture: Amber Davy    Dancers from all over Northern BC and Alberta gathered at Centennial Park to compete in the 3rd Annual North Peace Highland Dance Society Competition.               Picture: Amber Davylast_img read more


first_imgFour Masters Club NotesU12’s: Ryan O’Donnell’s Under 12’s recently gave a great display of footballing skills in the Frankie McMullen Football Tournament in Tirchonaill Park. Well done to everyone involved. Under 8’s: The Four Masters Under 8’s will be playing in a blitz this Saturday in Ballyshannon, six teams from across the locality will be participating. Good luck to all the players. Under 10’s: The Four Masters Under 10’s will be playing Aodh Ruadh and Naomh Bríd on Wednesday 4th September at Tirchonaill Park.Players must be there by 6.00pm sharp. Well done to the Under 10’s who competed in a large blitz at Robert Emmett’s, Castlefinn.A huge thanks to the organisers of the blitz and to the parents who provided transport and have been a huge support throughout.Club Newsletter: The Club is now producing a monthly newsletter packed full of news and information about the Club and the full range of activities it is involved with. To read all about it check out our new website on http://www.fourmastersgaa.com/Training Pitch Development Draw: Please remember to return the unsold draw tickets to the Club asap on Monday evenings 9.00pm – 9.30pm in the Abbey Hotel or bring them along to Club coaches during training.This first prize is All Ireland Final tickets plus €250 spending money! There is also a raft of other amazing prizes.These All Ireland Final tickets are in huge demand – for a game that many believe will be a truly classic footballing encounter between Dublin and Mayo.To have the chance of winning these most valuable of tickets go online to http://www.fourmastersgaa.com/. The draw takes place on Thursday 19th September in Dom’s Pier 1 at 9. Four Masters Lotto: There was no winner of the weekly Club lotto jackpot this week. The €50 winners were Brien Boyle, Driminnin and Manus Brennan, Drumkeeghan. Numbers drawn were 6, 9, 10 and 11.Next week’s lotto jackpot stands at €1600. All money raised from the lotto goes towards the Club, we presently cater for 24 different teams from Under 7 up.To continue to provide facilities for the local community and ensure up keep and progressive development the Club lotto is crucial.Cost of the lotto is only €2 per week. To play please visit our website http://www.fourmastersgaa.com/ or speak with Paul Timoney on 087 279 1305. U16’s: Good luck to the Under 16 team who will play a challenge match with Convoy on Friday 6th in Tirchonaill Park. Throw is 6.30pm.Senior Team: Congratulations to the Senior team on their win against Ardara on Sunday 1st September. They are playing away to Killybegs on Sunday 8th throw in 3pm.U21’s: Congratulations to the U21 team who had a great win against Milford last week. They face Cloughaneey on Wednesday evening in the quarter final. Throw in 6.30pm in Convoy. Very best of luck to all involved.GAA NEWS: FOUR MASTERS EARN CRUCIAL WIN OVER ARDARA IN ALL-COUNTY LEAGUE was last modified: September 4th, 2013 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:fixturesfour mastersGAAlottonewsNotesSportlast_img read more


first_imgThe parents association at St Marys N.S Stranorlar, are holding their second annual 5k run/walk and childrens 1km this Friday 30th of May. The run/walk start’s at 7.30pm from Drumboe Avenue in Stranorlar, with registration taking place from 6pm in the Scouts Den on Drumbor Avenue.The orgainisers are expecting another large crowd after last years success. There are prizes for the first Male/Female runners, First Walkers and prizes for the Children as well.Light refreshments will be served afterwards.DD NOTICE: ST MARY’S N.S STRANORLAR HOST 5K FUN RUN THIS FRIDAY was last modified: May 28th, 2014 by John2Share 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:DD NOTICE: FeaturesNoticesSportlast_img read more

‘If ever there’s a Premier League club it’s Leeds United’ – Redknapp

first_imgQPR boss Harry Redknapp says his team can expect a tough challenge against Leeds United at Loftus Road on Saturday.Rangers need to get their bid for automatic promotion back on track following three consecutive defeats, while Brian McDermott’s side are still in the running for a play-off spot.“It will be tough. Leeds are a big club,” said Redknapp.“Leeds are a massive club. When you talk about big football clubs, if ever there’s a Premier League club it’s Leeds United.“They’re one of the [biggest] clubs in English football and have been since the days of Don Revie.“Their crowds are incredible – fantastic support. They’ll fill one end tomorrow and get 28,000-30,000 people every week who are fanatical and love their club.”Rangers’ recent results have seen them fall seven points behind second-placed Burnley, but Redknapp insisted it would not be a disaster if they miss out on the top two.“The play-offs a disaster for QPR? No,” he said.“At the start of the year, I must be honest, I went to Peterborough and we got smashed up and I went down to Exeter and we played absolute rubbish and I thought ‘We’re in a relegation battle with this lot’.“But we’ve been bang there all year. If you have to go up though the play-offs you’d take that all day, but we want to go up automatically and it’s still a big possibility.”Rangers are still without Andy Johnson, who has an ankle problem, while Charlie Austin and Danny Simpson remain sidelined with shoulder and back injuries respectively.Simpson looks likely to return in the next couple of weeks and the club are hopeful that top scorer Austin will play again this season.Niko Kranjcar has been passed fit following a slight hamstring problem.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

‘Tata, you are in our prayers’

first_imgImage source: Nelson Mandela Centre of MemoryBRAND SOUTH AFRICA joined the rest of the country on Monday in welcoming the news of former president Nelson Mandela’s release from hospital, saying it shared the joy of Mandela’s family and wishing him “peace and comfort” at his home in Johannesburg.“On behalf of all South Africans: Tata, you are in our thoughts and prayers,” Brand South Africa said in a statement.“We share the joy of the Mandela family at the discharge of Nelson Mandela after 89 days in hospital. May he find peace and comfort in his home, among his relatives and friends, so that his continuing medical care can proceed with dignity.”Mandela was discharged from hospital in Pretoria on Sunday morning in order to continue receiving treatment for a respiratory illness at home.The Presidency said that the 95-year-old former statesman’s condition “remains critical and is at times unstable”, but that his team of doctors were convinced that he would receive the same level of intensive care at his home that he had been receiving in hospital.Mandela’s home has been reconfigured to allow him to receive intensive care there. “The health care personnel providing care at his home are the very same who provided care to him in hospital,” the Presidency said. “If there are health conditions that warrant another admission to hospital in future, this will be done.”During his stay in hospital, he received constant visits from family, friends and colleagues – and messages of support in the thousands from across the country and all over the world.“We are all grateful for the outstanding care he received in hospital from a large team of medical specialists and nurses, which rescued him from the brink and which allowed for this miracle,” Brand South Africa said.“Even in grave illness, Madiba has continued to provide a model to the nation and to the world with his immense grace and fortitude. We have, all of us, much to learn from him.”Source: SAinfolast_img read more

Luis de Garrido’s Prefab Green Box

first_imgOne of the featured displays at the Construmat building showcase in Barcelona is the Spanish architect’s transportable garden houseGreen Box, a “garden” house billed as the latest in sustainable design from Spanish architect Luis de Garrido, is a big wedge of green prefab whose midsection is flipped upward to create a right-triangle tower.A prototype of the dwelling, constructed from April 4 through 19, is getting a close look this week at Construmat, the biennial building show whose 30th edition is underway this week in Garrido’s hometown, Barcelona.The home’s modular construction features a variety of prefabricated panels – some cement-wood sandwiches, some reinforced concrete, some metal – “to show in one building the three most suitable systems of modular construction,” according to a Green Box press release.Garrido, whose R4House (built from six recycled shipping containers) attracted plenty of attention at the 2007 Construmat, went with all recycled and recovered materials for this project, which is designed to be efficiently constructed, repaired, and dismantled by a team of only five people. (Click here for a PDF of the press release on the project as well as additional photos of the structure.)The Green Box gardens – the carpets of vegetation on the sloping roof and the vertical surface of the tower – consist of hardy, drought-tolerant Mediterranean plants.last_img read more

Congress united under Rahul Gandhi leadership: Ashok Gehlot

first_imgThe Congress is united under Rahul Gandhi’s leadership, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot said on Thursday adding that the party’s fight against Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is not personal, but ideological.“[Congress President] Rahul Gandhi’s message to the people of India is clear: the fight against the BJP is not personal, it is ideological and based on differences in policies. We do not want the BJP to stop existing,” he said. The newly-elected Rajasthan Chief Minister was speaking in Nanded district where he was invited by the State Congress unit led by MP and senior Congress leader Ashok Chavan to inaugurate the statues of trail-blazing reformers Savitribai Phule and Mahatma Jyotiba Phule to mark Savitribai’s 188th birth anniversary.“There is no place in democracy for hatred and violence. Politics based on hate is not permissible,” he said. This was his first public programme since assuming office as Chief Minister of Rajasthan after the Congress victory in the November Assembly elections..“Mahatma Jyotiba Phule and Savitribai Phule have become immortal through their work and both Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar and Mahatma Gandhi respected them. The social revolution that they brought about, from ensuring women’s education to working against child marriage, needs to be carried forward by us,” said Mr. Gehlot, adding that the respect towards these legendary reformers was palpable across Maharashtra where there was an educational institute named after them in every town and village.Earlier, Mr. Gehlot was welcomed at Nanded airport by Mr. Chavan. Praising Mr. Chavan’s leadership in Nanded, Mr. Gehlot said that the Congress’ victory, winning 73 of the 81 seats in the Nanded Municipal Corporation in October 2017, was a clear sign of the public’s yearning and acceptance of his leadership.last_img read more

Bali Pure blanks Creamline to reach PVL Finals

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games View comments What ‘missteps’? Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. BaliPure players celebrate after booking a Finals berth and eliminating Creamline. —AUGUSTDELA CRUZ through the defense of the Cool Smashers.Bali Pure head coach Roger Gorayeb said he never predicted that their last semifinal match would turn out to be such a cakewalk, and all he did was give a little motivational speech to his players minutes before the game.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide LATEST STORIES Cignal, Air Force set up men’s finals duel in PVL “Actually I never expected this sweep, and I didn’t talk much during before the game,” said Gorayeb. “I just told them to treat this game as one in the championship round and that they should work as a team and not as individuals.”The Water Defenders enjoyed a well laid-out offense with skipper Grethcel Soltones and guest player Jennifer Keddy scoring 13 points apiece while Risa Sato and Jeng Bualee adding a combined 20.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutBali Pure also scored on a combined 41 spikes while limiting the Cool Smashers to just 30.Kaewpin Kuttika had 14 points to lead Creamline while skipper Alyssa Valdez added 13.last_img read more