Curling Club just one of many clubs at Nelson’s Sports Day

first_imgPeople interested in trying curling are invited to come by the rink on Monday evenings; trained instructors are available to give a lesson, upon request. Visit our website www.nelsoncurling.com to get more information.Are you new to the area or wanting to get back into curling?Well, the NCC is taking registration for the second half of the season and will try to accommodate your entry by finding a team or adding you to the spare list. Visit our website to contact a league rep or call the curling centre at 250-352-7628 for more information. Looking for something interesting to do this weekend?  Drop by the rink to watch the Ladies League annual bonspiel. Curling starts Saturday morning and finishes Sunday afternoon.We are now well into the first half of the season and team placement for Men’s’ and Ladies Leagues are as follows:Men’s TuesdayBeaudry (12); Meadows (9); Zelonka (7); May R. (7); Salviulo (7); Cutler (6); Marsh (6); Thompson (6); May A. (6); Haynes (4) Men’s ThursdayZelonka (11); Salviulo (10); Marsh (10); Lewis (9); Wudkevich (8); Barnhart (6); McClelland (6); Burch (4); Meadows (4); Cutler (4); Richardson (2)LadiesDeTremauden (10); May (9); Walgren (8); Sutherland (6); Cowden (6); Dreher (5); Prentice (4); Mackenzie (0) By Terry Richardson, Nelson Curling ClubFrom now to the conclusion of the season, Nelson Curling Club rep Terri Richardson is going to inform the public of events and happenings at the Cedar Street facility.This past weekend, the Curling Club was part of Nelson’s Sports Day at the NDCC Arena.The Curling Centre had the opportunity of participating in “Sports Day” hosted by the Nelson Sports Council. This event provided exposure for local clubs to promote their sport either through demonstrations or information booths. The NCC’s booth included our popular Rocks and Rings for youth activity, along with members promoting curling and answering questions. last_img read more

HEAVILY FAVORED LORD NELSON ROLLS TO 2 ½ LENGTH WIN IN GRADE I, $300,000 SANTA ANITA SPRINT CHAMPIONSHIP; BAFFERT & PRAT COMBINE FOR SIX FURLONG WIN IN 1:08.80

first_imgWINNER IS GUARANTEED A FEES-PAID BERTH INTO $1.5 MILLION BREEDERS’ CUP SPRINT ON NOV. 5 ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 8, 2016)–Heavily favored Lord Nelson overhauled longshot All Run with a sixteenth of a mile to run and waltzed to an impressive 2 ½ length win in Saturday’s Grade I, $300,000 Santa Anita Sprint Championship, his fourth win in a row and his third consecutive Grade I triumph for B. Wayne Hughes’ Spendthrift Farm and trainer Bob Baffert. Ridden by Flavien Prat, the 4-year-old Pulpit colt negotiated six furlongs in 1:08.80.A Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” Challenge race, the win assures Lord Nelson a fees-paid berth into the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Sprint at Santa Anita on Nov. 5.“I was a little worried about All Run pulling away from us and at the three eighths pole, I didn’t look like the winner,” said Prat, who rode the horse for the first time in taking the Grade I, six furlong Bing Crosby Stakes on July 31. “I think my horse is better going further. But, when he switched leads he just took off and we really started running.”Purchased by Hughes following a third place finish in the Grade I Malibu Stakes here Dec. 26, Lord Nelson has been perfect in four starts under the Spendthrift colors and was thus heavily favored at 1-2 in a field of five 3-year-olds and up. With a massive $699,812 bet to show (of a total show pool of $752,109), Lord Nelson paid $3.00, $2.10 and $2.10.“The (Breeders’ Cup) Sprint is a tough race to win, but if you have the right kind of horse you can do it and so far, Lord Nelson looks like the right kind of horse. He likes this track, he hasn’t lost this year.”With five wins from eight tries at Santa Anita, Lord Nelson now has seven wins from 12 overall starts and with the winner’s share of $180,000, he increased his earnings to $958,271.“My dad has a cold or he would’ve been here,” said Hughes’ daughter, Tammy Hughes Gustavson. “He’s here in L.A., but wasn’t feeling well enough to come. My husband and I left the S.C. (Trojan football) game to come out today. We’re looking forward to the Breeders’ Cup Sprint with this horse. We’ll be here and there’ll be a lot of people from the farm (Spendthrift, in Lexington, Ky.) as well.”Breaking from the rail, reformed claimer All Run was sent to the lead by Martin Garcia and proved tough to catch, despite setting blistering fractions of 21.37, 43.83 and 56 flat.“When a race like this is at six furlongs, you just keep it simple,” said Garcia. “With these kinds of horses, you need to just let it go unless the horse doesn’t break. My horse likes to run on the front end and I had to get after him a little bit early because my (post) position was number one…I just got beat by a better horse.”Off at 23-1, All Run finished 3 ¾ lengths clear of Jazzy Times and paid $8.80 and $2.80.Lord Nelson’s stablemate, lightly raced Jazzy Times, sat second to the winner through the first half mile but flattened out badly through the drive. Ridden by Rafael Bejarano, he was off at 3-2 and paid $2.10 to show.The Santa Anita Sprint Championship was run as the fourth race on a 10-race card Saturday. –30–last_img read more

Port Elizabeth stadium almost complete

first_imgThe city will soon embark on an aggressive marketing campaign, and will this week officially launch the Nelson Mandela Bay/Port Elizabeth 2010 Fifa World Cup poster. The last of 36 roof truss girders was fitted on Port Elizabeth’s 2010 Fifa World Cup stadium on Wednesday as the venue neared completion. “The bulk sewer and bulk water line to service the stadium development has also been completed. The playing field is natural grass, with the outer and surrounding areas consisting of artificial turf.” According to the municipality, all aspects of the project have factored in energy efficiency. These include energy-saving designs, a building management system, temperature control and reduced energy consumption rates. British and Irish Lions The stadium will seat 44 000, while an extra 4 000 seats will be temporarily installed for the World Cup. This capacity will ensure that the stadium is able to host eight World Cup games, including a third- and fourth-place playoff and a quarterfinal. World Cup host Two big viewing screens will be installed for the live viewing of events, as well as two conference rooms capable of accommodating 200 people, the municipality said. There will be 23 private boxes with a planned additional 22 private boxes, including two bars, as part of the post-World Cup building. The stadium building is approximately 40 metres high and consists of six levels on the western side in addition to five on each of the north, south and east stands. For the municipality, the progress on the stadium allows the city to shift its focus away from capital projects such as stadium construction to concentrate on building up excitement among residents for the 2010 Fifa World Cup. The municipality said the handing over of the stadium would be held at the end of April, and several games were lined up to test the stadium when it becomes operational in May.center_img With most of the hard work nearly done, members of the council took on local team Bay United in an exhibition kick-about match to commemorate the placement of the last girder on Wednesday – laying claim to being the first players to run out on a World Cup stadium pitch. Source: BuaNews Changing focus “When South Africa made a promise to host the biggest event in the world in 2004, we were sure to deliver on that promise,” the metropolitan municipality said in a statement. “The delivery of the Nelson Mandela bay multi-purpose stadium in May 2009 will be a big step in that process.” There are four ramps for easy wheelchair access, 74 toilet blocks and 32 colour-coded turnstile gates. The first trial game is planned for that month, while the first full-capacity match will be staged on 16 June, when the British and Irish Lions will play an Eastern Cape coastal team. 12 March 2009 With 15 months left before the World Cup kick-off, the R1.7-billion stadium is well ahead of South Africa’s other built-from-scratch stadiums for 2010, and will be the first to be completed ahead of the Fifa Confederations Cup in June. “We can now re-focus our attention and energy on other areas, such as the beautification of our streets, accommodation, tourism and marketing,” said the municipality.last_img read more

Occi – GCWGPH – GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – December 20, 2012

first_imgOcci the village and Occi the GeocacheThere are exactly three trails leading to the Geocache of the Week. One is from a camp site, the second is from a nearby chapel and the third is from a hotel. Whichever path you take, you will end up at a beautiful place called Occi (GCWGPH). Occi is not only a difficulty 1.5, terrain 2.5 traditional geocache, it is also an abandoned village with lots of history and beauty.Occi, France is known for its beautiful ruins that overlook the deep, blue sea. In June 2006, it also became a fascinating an unique location for a highly “Favorited” geocache.  Tourists from all parts of the world visit this place to learn its history and embrace its beauty, but kardamom has given geocachers yet another reason to add this place to their “must see” list.The village remains in ruins to this day. The nearby chapel was only recently restored for a number of local events and weddings. While no one owns the land, a local company is safeguarding the charming village but has no immediate plans to restore any of the buildings. Locals believe that reconstructing it may take away its charm and uniqueness, and prefers that the village remains untouched.One of three paths leading to OcciEven Smurfette visited OcciGeocachers who made the trip to Occi have been enamored by the location and the existence of a geocache at this historically captivating place. Nearly 500 geocachers have claimed their smiley and awarded this great, secluded hide 67 Favorite Points. The 128 images that geocachers shared on the log say a thousand words, but the elaborate logs capture the overwhelming feelings they experienced when they visited the village and found the treasure.A geocacher who recently embarked on an adventure to Occi writes, “We took the path least traveled (from the hotel) and all we can say is ‘magnifique!’ Not only the way to the village, but the breathtaking beauty when we arrived in the abandoned village. The ruins are old and beautiful… To think that there’s a cache here adds a whole new level of excitement for us. We honestly wouldn’t have known about this place if it weren’t for the cache… TFTC for an unforgettable visit!”Continue to explore some of the most engaging geocaches around the globe. Check out all the Geocaches of the Week on the Latitude 47 blog or view the Bookmark List on Geocaching.com.If you would like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, send an email with your name, comments, the name of the geocache, and the GC code to [email protected] may even meet some localsShare with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedExploring Belize and Guatemala One Geocache at a TimeOctober 21, 2014With 2 commentsAre you brave enough to enter? – Hsin Pyushin Monastic Complex -The hidden chamber (GC3FH35) — Geocache of the WeekApril 23, 2015In “Geocache of the Week”Deep Blue Something (GC43K9C) — Geocache of the WeekJuly 2, 2015In “Geocache of the Week”last_img read more

The Pareto Principle for Sales

first_imgMost of what you do does nothing to produce results. While it may be necessary, it doesn’t move the needle.Meetings with Prospects and ClientsIf there is one thing that should dominate your calendar as a salesperson, it is meetings with prospects and clients. Meetings are where you create new opportunities, and it is also where you gain the commitments that allow you to eventually capture those opportunities.ProspectingProspecting is the activity that generates new meetings with prospective clients. If you are doing a good job targeting, prospecting is generating meetings with your dream clients. After meetings with clients, this is the next most important activity when it comes to generating results.Nurturing Your Dream ClientsSelling effectively now requires that you are also a marketer of sorts. You need to be known, and you need to be known as someone with ideas and the ability to generate new and better results. Marketing cannot do this work for you. You have to proactively communicate with your prospects (or better still your dream clients) in some meaningful way over time.There are countless other things that must be done. These things fall into the 80 percent of things that do not actually produce the result of creating or capturing opportunities or even serving clients.You need to plan and prepare for your sales call. You need to follow up on the sales calls you made in the past week, keeping the commitments you made. You have to draw up proposals and contracts. You have to send thank you cards. Sometimes, you have to respond to RFPs, and other client requests.You also have to update your CRM, attend pipeline meetings, respond to your email, check your voicemail, and fill out internal forms and expense reports. All necessary, and all good sales rep hygiene.When you boil it all down, there are only a few things you do that actually generate results. Producing the best results you are capable of means spending more time on the very few activities that produce the results, and spending only what is necessary on what is necessary but produces no real result. Essential Reading! Get my first book: The Only Sale Guide You’ll Ever Need “The USA Today bestseller by the star sales speaker and author of The Sales Blog that reveals how all salespeople can attain huge sales success through strategies backed by extensive research and experience.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

OPEN LETTER FROM TOUCH FOOTBALL AUSTRALIA CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

first_imgTouch Football Australia Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Colm Maguire has drafted an open letter to affiliated members of Touch Football Australia to address several key areas of interest and significance for all.To continue the progression Touch Football Australia has made towards a more unified approach to the delivery of the sport, a number of initiatives will be implemented in accordance with the Strategic and Operational plans of the organisation in the near future.The new direction taken is to maximize our product by ensuring we are meeting the needs of our members and optimally positioning the game to meet the immediate and future challenges in an ever-changing sporting landscape.The communication attached addresses the necessity to review affiliation fees from 1 January 2008, to explore growth initiatives, and to streamline debt collection process and policy to enable more efficient and viable practices to underpin the business operations of the organisation.Touch Football has earned a unique niche as one of Australia’s most popular participant sports for children and adults in both social and competitive spheres.As current Federation of International Touch World Champions, our success, potential, and ability to appeal to a wide cross section of the population and establish ourselves as a sport of choice is ever increasing.United, the future of our game is assured, Touch Football Australia look forward to working with you to achieve this key outcome.The New South Wales Touch Association (NSWTA) has been communicated with in relation to the document and will communicate directly with affiliates in New South Wales on the changes for NSWTA. Related Filesceo_letter_to_members_sept_07-pdflast_img read more

Enbridge CEO says changes to Bill C 69 are critical for Canadian

first_imgEarlier in the day, following a speech at a solar conference in Calgary, Natural Resources Minister Amarjeet Sohi said it’s vital that the bill be passed as soon as possible because it replaces a broken system that is preventing projects from being built.But critics including the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers have demanded changes designed to prevent public policy debates from being part of project assessments, restrict application interveners to those directly affected by the project or with expertise, set firm timelines and limit government ministers’ discretionary powers.Monaco says he applauds the aggressive stance of Alberta’s newly elected United Conservative Premier Jason Kenney in support of energy projects.“I think it’s great news that people are going to take the extra effort to ensure that people really understand the role that energy plays and what it does for our quality of life,” he said.Enbridge pipelines handle about 62 per cent of Canada’s exports of crude oil into the U.S. and move about 18 per cent of all natural gas consumed in the U.S. CALGARY, A.B. – The CEO of Enbridge Inc. says it’s “critical” to Canada’s energy future that substantive changes are made to proposed federal legislation to revamp how big resource projects win federal approval.Speaking after his company’s annual shareholders’ meeting in Calgary, Al Monaco says there are three or four major problem areas in Bill C-69 that must be addressed.His comments come as the Senate considers amendments to the bill that would repeal the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act and retire the National Energy Board, leaving the Impact Assessment Agency of Canada and the Canadian Energy Regulator as authorities responsible for assessments of the environmental, health, social and economic impacts of designated projects.last_img read more

HCL Tech inks managed services pact with Xerox

first_imgNew Delhi: Indian IT company HCL Technologies announced Tuesday that it has signed a managed services agreement with Xerox worth USD 1.3 billion over multiple years. “This seven-year agreement for an incremental USD 1.3 billion continues to build on the success of the Xerox-HCL relationship, which began in 2009 with product engineering and support services,” HCL Tech said in a statement. HCL Tech will manage portions of Xerox’s shared services, including global administrative and support functions, including selected information technology and finance functions (excluding accounting), it added. The IT firm currently manages aspects of Xerox’s mechanical, electrical and software engineering activities for printer and imaging product lines. Together, the two companies have delivered 215 US patents and have created research and development (R&D) labs that are tightly integrated with Xerox.last_img read more

Key to the game Will OSU throw the ball downfield against Nebraska

OSU Redshirt Junior Quarterback J.T. Barret (16) drops back into the pocket for a pass during the game against Northwestern on Oct. 29, 2016 at Ohio Stadium. The Buckeyes won 24-20. Credit: Mason Swires | Assistant Photo EditorThe sixth-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes square off in the biggest home game so far in 2016 against the No. 10 Nebraska Cornhuskers in primetime in Ohio Stadium on Saturday. The Scarlet and Gray are honoring the 1916 Big Ten championship team and Chic Harley, who served during World War I, with a special-edition, throwback uniform.The jerseys will be a new look for OSU, but many rather witness a change in the style of play than what the Buckeye offense has displayed the past four weeks. Enhanced by excellence at times, and marred by stagnation on other occasions, the passing game for OSU has been riddled with inconsistency, which has kept fans on edge. At Wednesday’s press conference, Meyer indicated that a breakout in the downfield passing game is coming from redshirt junior quarterback J.T. Barrett.“I’m ready if you are,” Meyer said.In last week’s 24-20 victory over Northwestern, OSU attempted just a handful of passes downfield and only registered one completion over 20 yards, which set up the game-winning score. Barrett said that it’s difficult for the receivers to run past defenders when they’re playing 10 to 12 yards off the ball — a look that Northwestern often showed the Buckeyes.One of OSU’s touchdown drives against Northwestern took just nine plays to go 94 yards in under three minutes. Two drives later, OSU milked the clock for more than eight minutes and scored after 15 plays. Meyer said whether it be up-tempo or wearing a defense down throughout a drive, he just cares about scoring.“If we’re getting certain defenses that we don’t like (in up-tempo), then you get stuck in a bad play,” he said. “Throughout the course of the game we can go to tempo any time that we want.”Barrett might face his toughest challenge of the year going against a Nebraska secondary that has ball-hawking tendencies. Nebraska leads the NCAA in interceptions with 15, including two returned for touchdowns. Safeties Nate Gerry and Kieron Williams lead the team and the Big Ten with four interceptions, making the Cornhuskers one of the most difficult teams to throw downfield against.Nebraska allowed one pass for more than 20 yards in its loss to No. 8 Wisconsin the previous week. However, The Cornhuskers surrendered 5.9 yards per carry on the ground against the Badgers. Redshirt freshman running back Mike Weber and junior H-back Curtis Samuel have been heavily involved in the passing game and have been given a combined 25 to 30 carries each game.Establishing an effective running game with Weber and Samuel might force Gerry and Williams to play up, therefore opening up the second level for receivers like redshirt sophomore Noah Brown.“We definitely work on the deep ball every week in practice. We try to put it in the game plan every week,” Brown said. “We’re very confident in the deep ball and we’ll get it done.”Kickoff is at 8 p.m. read more

Ohio State womens soccer ends scoring skid beat Michigan State 31

Freshman forward Nichelle Prince (7) celebrates a goal with her teammates during a match against Michigan State Oct. 12 at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. OSU won, 3-1.Credit: Daniel Rogers / Asst. sports editorThe Ohio State women’s soccer team (8-3-3, 2-2-2) had failed to score since a 3-1 victory against Indiana Sept. 26, but that scoring hiatus ended Saturday as three different Buckeyes found the back of the net on their way to a 3-1 win against Michigan State.“It felt good to get some goals after struggling for the past three games,” sophomore forward Michela Paradiso said. “It feels good, just to remember what (winning) feels like.”Coach Lori Walker said she was also pleased with the effort from her team offensively.“We’ve got the right people in the right places, and (Saturday) we were able to just have the confidence to find the back of the net,” Walker said.The offensive control for OSU started early, outshooting the Spartans 9-3 during the first half.The Buckeyes were able to capitalize on that advantage in the 38th minute, as a header from junior midfielder Ellyn Gruber put OSU on the board first with an assist from Freshman forward Nichelle Prince.“Nichelle got end-line, and that’s what we’ve been working on all week. She played a great ball in the air and I just knocked it in,” Gruber said.Prince would get her own goal in the 72nd minute, giving the Buckeyes a two-goal advantage.The Spartans edged closer with a goal from junior midfielder Nicole Caruso in the 76th minute, assisted by redshirt-sophomore Kirsten Evans.Paradiso put Michigan State (7-5-2, 1-5) away just minutes later, scoring the games final goal in the 80th minute.“I was able to spin the (defender), and then I got the ball back and caught the ball back against her, and toe-poked it with my right foot in the corner (of the net),” Paradiso said.Paradiso said she was also happy with her team’s performance offensively.“It felt much better … we got the ball wide and were able to go end-line on them, and I think we connected a lot better,” she said.A road match against Penn State is up next for the Buckeyes, scheduled for Thursday at 3 p.m in University Park, Pa. read more

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