Huskies Fill the Bus delayed until Jan 11

first_imgThe Fort St John Huskies have once again delayed their annual food drive – Fill the Bus.This is the second time the team has had to delay the food drive because of the cold weather.  The event will now happen on Sunday January 11th.  The annual event has been increasingly successful every year, and the Huskies are hoping to surpass the 17,600 pounds of food raised last year. Starting at around 11am on Sunday January 11th, the Huskies, Formula Tank Midget Female Flyers, and other members of the community will be spreading out around town, and knocking on doors to solicit donations.- Advertisement –last_img

AFC Leopards trio land Harambee Stars call up

first_imgAlso called up to the squad is Nakuru All-Stars’ Robert Arot.The addition of the four now takes the total number of players called up by Migne in his first squad since taking charge to 27. He had earlier called in a squad of 23 players on Saturday.The camp, aimed at assessing the players will be held on Tuesday with the coach set to take charge of two sessions, between 8am and 11am and later on at 4pm to 6pm.The squad is a mix of old and new faces. Among the new players who have landed a call up include the Mathare United duo of Johnstone Omurwa and David ‘Messi’ Owino who have been impressive for the slum boys.Harambee Stars head coach Sebastien Migne (second left) with his assistant Nicolas Bouriquett (left), Team manager Ismail Salim (right) and national Under-20 coach Stanley Okumbi watch a Kenyan Premier League match at the Camp Toyoyo ground in Nairobi. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluKenyan Premier League top scorer Elvis Rupia of Nzoia Sugar who has banged in 11 goals this season has also been handed a call up.Youngster Moses Mudavadi from St. Anthony’s Boys in Kitale has also been called in after impressing when the Under-23 and Under-20 national teams clashed in a friendly match last week. Also getting a nod after impressing in that match is Kariobangi Sharks duo of Vincent Wasambo and Ovella Ochieng.Ochieng has however had minimal playing time this season and two weeks ago, his coach William Muluya said he has not been fielding the player because of injury.Full SquadGoalkeepersJohn Oyemba (Kariobangi Sharks), Timothy Odhiambo (Ulinzi Stars), Patrick Matasi (Posta Rangers).DefendersYusuf Mainge (AFC Leopards), Bolton Omwenga (Kariobangi Sharks), David Owino (Mathare United), Dennis Shikhayi (AFC Leopards), Michael Kibwage (AFC Leopards), Jockins Atudo (Posta Rangers), Johnstone Omurwa (Mathare United), Geoffrey Shiveka (Kariobangi Sharks), Moses Mudavadi (St Anthony Kitale), Robinson Kamura (AFC Leopards), Musa Mohamed (Unattached), Eric Ouma (KF Tirana, Albania).MidfieldersChrispin Oduor (Mathare United), Vincent Wasambo (Kariobangi Sharks), Cliff Nyakeya (Mathare United), Robert Arot (Nakuru All-Stars), Patillah Omotto (Kariobangi Sharks), Duncan Otieno (AFC Leopards), Marvin Omondi (AFC Leopards), Whyvonne Isuza (AFC Leopards), Jafari Odenyi (AFC Leopards).StrikersElvis Rupia (Nzoia Sugar), Pistone Mutamba (Wazito FC), Ovella Ochieng (Kariobangi Sharks).0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000AFC Leopards midfielder Whyvonne Isuza during the 2017 CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaNAIROBI, Kenya, May 14- The AFC Leopards trio of midfielders Whyvonne Isuza and Jaffery Owiti as well as defender Robinson Kamura have been called up to the national team by head coach Sebastien Migne as he assesses a select group of locally based players.The three caught the French tactician’s eye on Sunday as they played to a 2-2 draw against Nakumatt FC in Machakos with Isuza striking both of Ingwe’s goals to take his tally this season to eight.last_img read more

Sunderland striker seals return to Argentina after miserable spell in England

first_img1 Ignacio Scocco Sunderland flop Ignacio Scocco has sealed his return to Argentina after agreeing a five-year deal with Newell’s Old Boys.Scocco only arrived in January when Sunderland paid around £3.6m to land him from International.But his time in the north east has been pretty miserable and he failed to score in his eight appearances for the club.And now the Argentina international has agreed to rejoin Newell’s Old Boys, the club where he started his career as a 19-year-old.last_img

Live stream Chelsea v Manchester City on talkSPORT this Saturday

Keep up to date on the Premier League clash with talkSPORT 1 CLICK HERE TO LIVE STREAM COMMENTARY OF CHELSEA V MANCHESTER CITY ON TALKSPORT TODAY FROM 17:30BST.With nothing to play for, Chelsea’s season is effectively over, but the same can’t be said for Manchester City.The Citizens are through to the semi-finals of the Champions League – in which they have drawn Real Madrid – and are looking to end the season strongly in the Premier League.It’s been a challenging campaign for Manuel Pellegrini’s side, having struggled for consistency, consequently falling behind Leicester City, Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal in the title race.They dispatched three without reply in the reverse fixture mid-August, though Chelsea have rediscovered their confidence in the second half of the campaign under interim manager Guus Hiddink.Stay tuned to talkSPORT to hear the match unfold! read more


first_imgDunfanaghy Golf NotesAnother busy week in the sunshine at Dunfanaghy, with President’s day approaching the course is in great shape and is a credit to Paul and his team. Preparations are well under way for the final of the Ryder cup competition, any member able to assist on the day contact the clubhouse, best of luck to all teams involved in the final. Match-play competitions are also in full swing and members are asked to get matches played in good time.Now that the school holidays have begun the numbers of Juveniles out on the course is dramatically increased with everybody getting in some practise ahead of the first major of the year which takes place this Saturday with the Presidents Prize to Juveniles.The winners last week were the Cousins Michael Dolan in the Cadet Section and Edward O Reilly in the main section.They will both be hoping that they did not peak a week too early. Results for week ending Sunday 8th June 2014:Wednesday 4th June: Gents Open Singles Stableford:1st: D.H. Martin 41 pts2nd: M.J. Mc Ginley 39 pts BOTGross: Donal Boyle 36 pts3rd: Darren Murray 39 pts BOTCategory: Stanley Johnston 38 ptsCSS: 37 ptsSaturday 7th June: Gents Open Singles Stableford: 1st: Lindsay Mc Corkell 42 pts2nd: Paul Burton 41 ptsGross: Daniel Gallagher 36 pts3rd: Richard Rossborough 38 pts BOT1st 9: Roger Green 21 pts2nd 9: Paul Smyth 20 ptsCSS: 36 ptsSunday 8th June: Gents Monthly Medal Stroke1st: Paddy Hegarty 652nd: Brendan Kelly 66Gross: Richard Armstrong 723rd: Bill Mc Callion 68 BOT CSS: 67Fixtures;Sat 14th Open CompetitionSunday 15th (fathers Day) open 4BBB any combinationWed 18th Open StablefordGOLF NEWS: PRESIDENT’S DAY APPROACHING AT DUNFANAGHY was last modified: June 11th, 2014 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:DunfanaghygolfNoticesSportlast_img read more


first_imgDonegal will not be part of an independent review of planning across Ireland.Minister of State for Planning Jan O’Sullivan is to order consultants to undertake an independent investigation of planning practices in six local authorities.An expert will examine procedures and practices in Carlow, Cork, Galway and Meath county councils, and Cork and Dublin city councils. The successful bidder must complete their work within five months. Ms O’Sullivan last month announced her decision to seek the external investigation following a High Court order quashing part of an earlier local authority planning review undertaken by the Department of the Environment.The internal review was commissioned by former environment minister John Gormley in 2010 to investigate complaints about planning in Dublin and Cork city councils, and Cork, Meath and Donegal county council areas.The section of the report which was expunged related to Donegal County Council and followed a settlement between the department and a former local authority planner who took a judicial review challenging the findings of the review as they related to him.Donegal is not one of the counties selected for the external review. The tender documents state that the local authorities selected have been chosen to “represent a broad geographical spread of both urban and rural areas as well as both large and small authorities”. They direct that the focus of the investigation be on “procedures and practices” within planning authorities “rather than individual planning decisions by either the authorities themselves or An Bord Pleanála”.DONEGAL WILL NOT BE PART OF INDEPENDENT PLANNING REVIEW was last modified: July 26th, 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:donegalMinister Jan O’Sullivanplanningreviewlast_img read more

Theme for fair is ‘Good’ choice

first_imgLANCASTER – “Let the Good Times Grow” will be the theme for the 2006 Antelope Valley Fair and Alfalfa Festival. The theme, submitted by Kathleen Densing of Rosamond in the fair’s annual contest, will serve as the fairgrounds’ theme all next year, officials said. “The A.V. Fair is much more than an 11-day event in late August,,” fair board President Darth Eliopulos said. “This year’s theme perfectly reflects the essence of the 68th annual Antelope Valley Fair and Alfalfa Festival. It gives us the latitude to showcase our growing facility to the community, all year long.” The fair moved in 2004 from the 65-year-old downtown fairgrounds to new larger grounds adjoining the Antelope Valley Freeway. The new fairgrounds added the Van Dam Legacy Hall and Waste Management Community Hall before the 2005 fair. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake Fair officials hope to complete the R. Rex Parris show arena by June 2006. The fair will run from Aug. 25 to Sept. 4. Headline entertainment has not been announced. Densing, who said she has submitted many fair theme suggestions over the years, will ride in the 2006 Fair Parade as a VIP. She also will receive two tickets to all fair concerts and arena entertainment and attend the annual kick-off dinner held in August. She also will get parking and entry passes to the fairgrounds’ Bridal Show in January, the Home and Garden Show in March, as well as to the fair itself.last_img read more


first_imgDonegal protestors at a previous march. Pic by Northwest Newspix.Environment Minister Alan Kelly may have backed out of his appearance at the MacGill Summer School, but Taoiseach Enda Kenny is now to face the wrath of Irish Water protestors in Donegal.The Fine Gael leader is due to visit Glenties on Friday, July 24th and will be met by a noisy band of protesters.Taoiseach Enda Kenny to face a warm reception in Glenties.In fact, the Donegal Right2Water group has now called on people to blow whistles and bang drums when the Taoiseach arrives.Although the group had promised a peaceful protest for Minister Kelly’s visit, security will undoubtedly be beefed up for the Taoiseach’s visit.A statement from the group said “Although we do appreciate this is a cultural event, it is important to remind Enda Kenny that he cannot just waltz into Donegal as if he is a welcome friend. He and his draconian Government; for the last five years, have been imposing austerity on this County and Country.“Irish Water was ‘the straw that broke the camels back’. He has lost his mandate to govern. We are calling on him to call a General Election as soon as possible. The citizens of this Country should be given the opportunity to tell him what they really think.“It’s time to forget the political posturing and let the electorate have their say at the polls.Right2Water is made up of a combination of ordinary people united against Irish Water and we would like to congratulate the ordinary householders for sticking with the non-payment etc.“When we defeat the charges we will then be intending to deliver a knockout blow to this Government at the Election.Right2Water Donegal are asking people to attend this protest, to be loud but peaceful, and bring drums whistles, tin cans – anything to make some noise.”NOW TAOISEACH ENDA KENNY FACES WRATH OF IRISH WATER PROTESTORS IN GLENTIES was last modified: July 15th, 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:donegalEnda KennyGlentisprotstRight2Waterlast_img read more

Mapungubwe: South Africa’s lost city of gold

first_imgOne thousand years ago, Mapungubwe in Limpopo province was the centre of the largest kingdom in the subcontinent, where a highly sophisticated people traded gold and ivory with China, India and Egypt.The most spectacular of the gold discoveries in Mapungubwe is a little gold rhinoceros, made of gold foil and tacked with minute pins around a wooden core. (Image: South Africa Tourism, via Flickr, CC BY 2.0)The Iron Age site, discovered in 1932 but hidden from public attention until only recently, was declared a World Heritage site by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) in July 2003.Mapungubwe is an area of open savannah at the confluence of the Limpopo and Shashe Rivers and abutting the northern border of South Africa and the borders of Zimbabwe and Botswana. It thrived as a sophisticated trading centre from around 1220 to 1300.In its statement on the listing, Unesco describes Mapungubwe as the centre of the largest kingdom in the sub-continent before it was abandoned in the 14th century.“What survives are the almost untouched remains of the palace sites and also the entire settlement area dependent upon them, as well as two earlier capital sites, the whole presenting an unrivalled picture of the development of social and political structures over some 400 years,” Unesco said.Mapungubwe was home to an advanced culture of people for the time – the ancestors of the Shona people of Zimbabwe. They traded with China and India, had a flourishing agricultural industry, and grew to a population of around 5 000.Mapungubwe is probably the earliest known site in southern Africa where evidence of a class-based society existed (Mapungubwe’s leaders were separated from the rest of the inhabitants).Mapungubwe thrived as a sophisticated trading centre from around 1220 to 1300. (Image: South Africa Tourism, via Flickr, CC BY 2.0)Gold, copper, exotic beads …The site was discovered in 1932 and has been excavated by the University of Pretoria ever since. The findings were kept quiet at the time since they provided contrary evidence to the racist ideology of black inferiority underpinning apartheid.Nevertheless, the university now has a rich collection of artefacts made of gold and other materials, as well as human remains, discovered there. According to the University of Pretoria’s Mapungubwe website, “Subsequent excavations revealed a court sheltered in a natural amphitheatre at the bottom of the hill, and an elite graveyard at the top – with a spectacular view of the region.“Twenty-three graves have been excavated from this hilltop site”, the website continues. “The bodies in three of these graves were buried in the upright seated position associated with royalty, with a variety of gold and copper items, exotic glass beads, and other prestigious objects.“These finds provide evidence not only of the early smithing of gold in southern Africa, but of the extensive wealth and social differentiation of the people of Mapungubwe.”The most spectacular of the gold discoveries is a little gold rhinoceros, made of gold foil and tacked with minute pins around a wooden core. The rhino, featured in one of South Africa’s new national orders – the Order of Mapungubwe – has come to symbolise the high culture of Mapungubwe. The rhino is also a symbol of leadership among the Shona people of Zimbabwe.Other artefacts made in similar fashion include the Golden Sceptre and the Golden Bowl, found in the same grave on Mapungubwe Hill.Evidence of complex social formationsWhat is so fascinating about Mapungubwe is that it is testimony to the existence of an African civilisation that flourished before colonisation. According to Professor Thomas Huffman of the archaeology department at the University of the Witwatersrand, Mapungubwe represents “the most complex society in southern Africa and is the root of the origins of Zimbabwean culture”.Between 1200 and 1300 AD, the Mapungubwe region was the centre of trade in southern Africa. Wealth came to the region from ivory and later from gold deposits that were found in Zimbabwe. The area was also agriculturally rich because of large-scale flooding in the area. The wealth in the area led to differences between rich and poor.In the village neighbouring Mapungubwe, called K2, an ancient refuse site has provided archaeologists with plenty of information about the lifestyles of the people of Mapungubwe.According to the University of Pretoria website: “People were prosperous, and kept domesticated cattle, sheep, goats and dogs. The charred remains of storage huts have also been found, showing that millet, sorghum and cotton were cultivated.“Findings in the area are typical of the Iron Age. Smiths created objects of iron, copper and gold for practical and decorative purposes – both for local use and for trade. Pottery, wood, ivory, bone, ostrich eggshells, and the shells of snails and freshwater mussels, indicate that many other materials were used and traded with cultures as far away as East Africa, Persia, Egypt, India and China.”Mapungubwe’s fortune only lasted until about 1300, after which time climate changes, resulting in the area becoming colder and drier, led to migrations further north to Great Zimbabwe.Mapungubwe National ParkIn 2004, South African National Parks (SANParks) opened Mapungubwe National Park, incorporating the Unesco-designated Mapungubwe Cultural Landscape in an area covering well over 28 000 hectares.The park forms part of an ambitious project to develop a major transfrontier conservation area, the Limpopo/Shashe Transfrontier Park, which will cross the borders of Botswana, South Africa and Zimbabwe, linking Mapungubwe National Park with Botswana’s Tuli Block and Zimbabwe’s Tuli Safari area.Besides the rich cultural heritage of Mapungubwe National Park, most of the continent’s big game roam here. There is also a tremendous diversity of plant and animal life.Sandstone formations, mopane woodlands and unique riverine forest and baobab trees form an astounding scenic backdrop for a rich variety of animal life.Elephant, giraffe, white rhino, eland, gemsbok and numerous other antelope species occur naturally in the area, while visitors can spot predators like lions, leopards and hyenas, and birders can tick off 400 species, including kori bustard, tropical boubou and pel’s fishing owl.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more