NPSS Mascot contest ends June 5th

first_imgThe contest ends June 5th, so NPSS is urging residents to fill out their survey as soon as possible. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – North Peace Secondary School is urging the public to help them find a new school mascot.After many years of faithful service Ookapik and Oscar are leaving the gym for a well deserved retirement. The mascots’ retirement leaves a hole in the position that NPSS hopes residents of the Peace Region can fill.NPSS is asking that residents fill out a survey giving their opinion on who, or what, the new school mascot should be.- Advertisement -The survey can be found here: https://goo.gl/forms/xtkLIIT2DuG5oPR63Rules for the contest are listed below:The name must be tasteful and appropriate for all audiencesThe name needs to work as a symbol from our Northern CommunityThe mascot and name needs to be a readily identifiable character and must also not overlap other local school mascots.Contest entries will be evaluated by NPSS’s three panel administration with the winner being awarded an authentic NPSS Spirit Wear hooded sweatshirt.Advertisementlast_img read more

Chicago to carry Olympic torch

first_imgVillaraigosa and Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley shook hands as they entered the hotel conference room. The L.A. team sat on one side of the room, Chicago on the other. Ueberroth praised both cities, saying, “If I had all power – and sometimes people accuse me of that – I would take the map and merge the two cities.” Even Ueberroth didn’t know the winner as an aide handed him a sealed envelope containing the results of the committee’s secret vote. “I felt like we had it,” said Joseph McCarthy, a two-time Paralympian who was among the Los Angeles presenters. “Everybody on our committee performed to the maximum,” McCarthy said. “We couldn’t be upset because we gave it our best.” Olympic pundits had dubbed Los Angeles the “safe choice.” Having hosted the event in 1932 and again in 1984, the city already had facilities and could offer assurances that it knew how to host a successful global sporting event. Ueberroth on Saturday flatly denied that Los Angeles’ previous hosting of the Games worked against it. “These were the two best cities by far. It was a close vote,” he said. Board members said they are keeping the vote tally confidential in order to present a united front on behalf of the winning city to the International Olympic Committee. Longtime Olympic watchers, however, said they read easily into the members’ gushing remarks about Chicago’s proposed athlete’s village. “That lakefront legacy really was the tipping point,” said David Carter, executive director of the Sports Business Institute at USC. “Yes, the financial guarantees were there. Yes there was a groundswell of support from Chicagoans. But the point of separation was the lakefront legacy,” he said. In Los Angeles, supporters and members of the Southern California Committee for the Olympic Games gathered at The Grove to listen to a live audio feed of the announcement. As Chicago was announced, the crowd fell quiet with a sense of resignation and disappointment. Many said they had expected Chicago would get the nod. “We did everything we possibly could,” said John Naber, a 1976 Olympic medalist in swimming and a vice president of the committee. “I support Chicago. We want them to do well.” Villaraigosa also insisted that there was nothing Los Angeles could or should have changed. “This wasn’t about a weak point,” he said. “These were two great presentations here. Somebody had to win. I feel strongly that we put our best foot forward. I wouldn’t change one single thing.” Daley also had only praise for Los Angeles. “Los Angeles is a great city. They put us through our paces,” he said, adding, “It’s a great day for Chicago, and 2016, here we come.” Chicago will now vie against Madrid, Tokyo, Rio de Janeiro and other international hubs to host the Games. The 115-member IOC will vote in Copenhagen in 2009, and the winning locale will need at least 60 of those votes. Staff Writer Alejandro Guzman contributed to this story. lisa.friedman@langnews.com (202) 662-8731160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WASHINGTON – Ending a fierce yearlong competition, Los Angeles’ bid to host a third Olympics slipped away Saturday as the U.S. Olympic Committee chose Chicago to be America’s candidate for the 2016 Summer Games. In the end, it appeared that Lake Michigan seduced the committee more than the Pacific Ocean. Specifically, USOC board members said they were enticed by Chicago’s proposal to build a $1.1 billion athlete’s village and various facilities on the city’s downtown lakefront. “Personally, I love the idea of the athletes on the lakefront. I don’t think that’s ever happened, and it could be great,” said USOC Chairman Peter Ueberroth. “For the Olympic Games to be a success, we need to re-create a certain magic,” said USOC Vice President Bob Ctvrtlik, noting the Lake Michigan village could do that. Los Angeles officials, who had rolled out a glitzy campaign to woo the committee that included a final promise of funding guarantees, admitted to shock and disappointment after the vote. But Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa pledged to work as hard for the Windy City as he would have for the City of Angels, and he vowed to use his personal global contacts to push Chicago’s bid as it now vies against international cities. “This was a true competition in the greatest sense. It was two great cities battling to the very end. But once the competition is over, we come together,” he said. The decision caps a year of bid proposals, official visits and PowerPoint presentations from both cities hoping to be America’s official Olympic hopeful. On Saturday morning, both teams met with the 11-member board to give their final pitches. Less than three hours later, the USOC announced the winner in a scene at the Hilton Washington Embassy Row Hotel that had all the suspense of an Oscar award. last_img read more

Ex-banker Sarri only interested in money- Napoli owner

first_img0Shares0000Chelsea coach Maurizio Sarri marshalls his men in the goalless draw at West HamMILAN, Italy, Oct 10 – Napoli owner Aurelio De Laurentiis on Wednesday accused former coach Maurizio Sarri of only being interested in money and predicted that new manager Carlo Ancelotti was in for the long haul as the southerners chase a first Serie A title since 1990 and dream of Champions League success.“I thought I had met a coach who would stay at Napoli for a long time,” De Laurentiis said of Sarri in an interview with Corriere dello Sport. “At a certain point it became a question linked exclusively to money.“Suddenly, it was established by the media that his contract must be adjusted. So what is the value of an agreement just signed? We had already gone from 700,000 euros (Sh80mn) to 1.5 million euros (Sh170mn)).“I also once heard him say that for his next contract, he wanted to get rich.“Sarri’s declarations of love for the city? I believed it, but then I wondered: ‘What if he was using me as a bank?’”Sarri, a former footballer who turned to a career in banking in London, Zurich, Frankfurt and Luxembourg, before returning to coaching, took over at Napoli in 2015.-Ancelotti take overBut the 59-year-old moved to Chelsea on a deal reported to be worth nearly six million euros (Sh660mn) during the summer after Napoli finished runners-up to Juventus despite a club record 91 points.His job in the Stadio San Paolo was taken by former Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain boss Ancelotti, who has won league titles in five of Europe’s top leagues as well as the Champions League with AC Milan and Real Madrid.“Ancelotti was a date written in the football universe as if fate had decided it,” said film producer De Laurentiis, who rescued the club from bankrupcy in 2004.“It took five minutes to get an agreement. The quickest negotiation of my fifteen years of football.”Napoli are six points behind Juventus in Serie A this term, but are top of their group in the Champions League after a late Lorenzo Insigne winner over Liverpool a week ago.“With him, we have a human relationship. We discuss our mutual interests. And if I talk about football, he doesn’t get offended,” said De Laurentiis.-Politely“Before the match against Liverpool I called him in the morning. I expressed some opinions, politely, but also with authority.“He told me: ‘Don’t worry, president, we will win’. I took it as his word and at the 87th-minute thought: ‘Do you want to see what happens?’ And then it happened.“Insigne? He hasn’t surprised me. He’s a product of Napoli and Naples, a complicated city where it’s more difficult than elsewhere to be a prophet in your homeland.“He (Insigne) proved to be a man.”De Laurentiis believes that there is still hope this season despite trailing Juventus by six points after eight games.“There will be a moment when even Juventus can break,” he warned.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Defense questions broker who recorded O.J.’s Las Vegas caper

first_imgRiccio recorded the hotel-room confrontation on a digital recorder. The audio, played for the judge Thursday, provided a dramatic backdrop to his tale, with people heard screaming profanities and threats at two memorabilia dealers. Also played was a voicemail Simpson left for Riccio after the confrontation. “Hey Tom. It’s O.J. What are they talking about a gun? All I wanted was my stuff back again,” Simpson says on the 35-second recording. The former football star gritted his teeth and laid his gold-framed reading glasses on the defense table as he listened to his words. On the recording, Simpson refers to hundreds of items taken from memorabilia dealers Bruce Fromong and Alfred Beardsley on Sept. 13 as his “stolen stuff.” “Nobody had a gun, you know?” he says. “Ain’t nobody had any guns. They’re feeling guilty so they’re trying to make up something.” Those calm words contrasted to the chaotic bellows, barked orders and curses heard during the six-minute recording of the confrontation in a room at the Palace Station Hotel Casino that ends with a single voice. “We were just robbed at gunpoint, man,” a man says toward the end of that recording. “We were just robbed at gunpoint by O.J. Simpson.” Lawyers for Simpson, Stewart and Ehrlich lost a last-minute bid Thursday to get a judge to exclude the audio. They opened Friday’s second day of the hearing by cross-examining Riccio, who sold a copy of the recording to a tabloid Web site before handing it over to police. Prosecutors allege Simpson, Stewart, Ehrlich and three other men who have taken plea deals conspired to rob Beardsley and Fromong and then say no guns were used. Former co-defendants Michael McClinton, Walter Alexander and Charles Cashmore are expected to testify that Simpson asked for guns to be brought along to show they were serious about retrieving the items that he claimed were his. Fromong and Riccio were the first of eight witnesses prosecutors say they expect to call before the hearing is over. Simpson has maintained in interviews and through his lawyers that no guns were displayed, that he never asked anyone to bring guns and that he did not know anyone had guns. Simpson, 60, and Stewart and Ehrlich, both 53, face armed robbery, kidnapping and other charges. A kidnapping conviction could result in a sentence of life in prison with the possibility of parole. An armed robbery conviction could mean mandatory prison time. Fromong testified Thursday he had expected to meet with an anonymous buyer on Sept. 13, when Simpson arrived with others “in a military invasion fashion.” During cross-examination by Simpson attorney Gabriel Grasso, Fromong acknowledged that at the same time the dealers were calling police to report they had been robbed, he and Beardsley also were calling a syndicated TV show to try to make money from the experience. Fromong also acknowledged that he has gone to the online auction site eBay to peddle memorabilia items he has dubbed “Identical to the items O.J. stole from me!” He waffled about whether he has been shopping a book deal about the experience, but confirmed he has discussed the idea. At one point, he joked that he’d like Jack Nicholson to play him if a movie is made. For the latest news and observations on crime in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley, check out the Daily News’ crime blog by clicking here.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LAS VEGAS – O.J. Simpson returned to court Friday for the second day of an evidentiary hearing to decide if he should stand trial for allegedly storming a hotel room with five men and robbing two sports memorabilia dealers at gunpoint. A Las Vegas justice of the peace is being asked to decide if Simpson, Clarence “C.J.” Stewart and Charles Ehrlich should face 12 criminal charges in the Sept. 13 encounter, which came off during Thursday’s testimony as a crime caper so ill planned that it almost became comical. Simpson, wearing a dark suit and white shirt, entered through the courthouse’s main entrance, avoiding most reporters and photographers who had been camped out at a “secure” entrance he had used the day before. He stood and chatted amiably with a uninformed court officer for several minutes before the hearing resumed. During the hearing’s second day, defense lawyers were expected to try to undercut the testimony of Tom Riccio, a California collectibles broker who said Thursday that he set up the meeting at which Simpson and the others, including two men with guns, burst into a hotel room and carried off hundreds of sports-related items Simpson said were his. last_img read more

DONEGAL MAN GOES ON TRIAL FOR SEX ASSAULTS

first_imgA 55 year old Donegal man has gone on trial charged with indecently assaulting a young boy.Hugh ‘Jock’ McDaniel pleaded not guilty to all five charges which are alleged to have happened at different locations in Inishowen in 1979.McDaniel, of 40 Abbotswood, Carndonagh denies all the charges against the other man who is now 46 years old. McDaniel, who appeared in court wearing grey trousers and a blue and white t-shirt, was 22 at the time of the alleged assaults and the alleged victim was 12.The trial, before Judge John O’Hagan at Letterkenny Circuit Court, is expected to last two days.DONEGAL MAN GOES ON TRIAL FOR SEX ASSAULTS was last modified: July 17th, 2012 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:HUGH MCDANIELINDECENT ASSAULTlast_img read more

Man told Gardai to ‘f*** off’ after somebody lit fire outside his home

first_imgA man who was aggressive towards Gardai after somebody lit a fire on a green area outside his home has appeared in court.Danny Connors, of Canal Road, Letterkenny, appeared at Letterkenny District Court charged with public order offences. The court heard that Connors had been drinking when somebody lit a fire on the green area.He came out to remonstrate with them and had been aggressive to Gardai when they arrived telling them to “f*** off.”He became aggressive and then attempted to flee back into his house but was arrested by Gardai.Solicitor Michael Shiel said his client knows he should not have taken the law into his own hands but has put his hands up to the charges.He added his client did not have a glowing record saying he did have a number of previous convictions and had spent time in prison.Judge Paul Kelly adjourned the case until May 17th for a probation and welfare report.Man told Gardai to ‘f*** off’ after somebody lit fire outside his home was last modified: March 12th, 2019 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:arrestcourtDanny ConnorsfireGardailetterkennylast_img read more

GAA NEWS – URRIS CLUB NOTES

first_imgGAA Bingo- Every Thursday Evening In St Marys Hall Clonmany at 9.00pm Everyone Welcome.Club Meeting: This Wednesday 15th May at 8.30pm all members welcome. Match & Win for 11/05/2013 No’s Drawn 5,10,17,19 No Jackpot Winner Next Weeks Jackpot Is €1,580.00, €15 Consolation Winners Were Damian Harkin Urris, Raymond McGonigle Clonmany, Charlie McGroarty Rasheny, Kevin Doherty Rooskey, Mickey Gordon Isle Of Dough.UNDERAGE FIXTURES: – Inishowen League U12’s Burt v Urris at 7.00pm on Tuesday 14th May. Northern Board U14’s Urris v Carn 7pm Wednesday 15th May. Inishowen League U14’s Burt v Urris 7pm 17th May, Under 10’s Burt v Urris 11am Saturday 18th May. UNDERAGE RESULTS: Under 8’s First match at home v Carn was a great success! They had 3 matches going at same time – 2 boys teams and 1 girls. Matches were 40 mins each and every player (over 30 in total) got a game!Thanks to all the parents for support – next match is away to Burt. Date and times to be confirmed.Under 14’s beat Red Hughes and lost to Carn in their games this week.SENIOR RESULTS: Urris lost their game away to Moville.SENIOR LADIES RESULT: The Ladies won their game at home to Letterkenny Gaels.TRAINING: Under 12 & 14 Girls TRAINING this Wednesday 15th May at 5.45pm til 7pm.Under 10’s on Fridays 4.30pm -5.45pm in Straid. Contact Susan for more infomation 0863945954.Club Merchandise – Club Merchandise to buy all year round hats, gear bags, hoodies and jackets something for everyone Contact Donal Kelly 0876461707. Club Website www.urris.gaa.ie.Any items for the notes please send to lckn3@eircom.net or text to Liz O’Neill on 0863858629 before 9pm on Sunday evening.GAA NEWS – URRIS CLUB NOTES was last modified: May 13th, 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:Urris GAA club noteslast_img read more

DONEGAL SFC PREVIEW: KILCAR DREAMING OF FIRST FINAL IN 22-YEARS AS THEY FACE NAOMH CONAILL

first_imgGAA: Kilcar are hoping that this Sunday they can end a 22-year drought – and reach a Donegal SFC final when they face Naomh Conaill at Mac Cumhaill Park. Kilcar haven’t reached a final since they defeated local rivals Killybegs in 1993 decider. For a club with such an illustrious history and tradition in the Donegal SFC – that is far too long a drought.Many club patrons now feel that this current crop of players represent the best opportunity for them to finally end that famine, and not only a reach a final but reclaim the Donegal SFC.Naomh Conaill are a club that many feel should have won more Donegal SFC titles given the success they’ve enjoyed at underage level and the talent at their disposal.Naomh Conaill’s maiden win in 2005 was somewhat of a shock at the time – and it wasn’t expected given the team lined out with so many of their future young stars. Their last Donegal SFC success came in 2010, although they have lost deciders against St Eunan’s in 2009 and 2012.Under Martin Regan’s tenure Naomh Conaill have looked solid all year and their outstanding win over St Eunan’s in O’Donnell Park was hugely impressive.They hammered St Eunan’s on their home patch by TEN points and sent out a real message of intent.Naomh Conaill were expected to brush by the challenge of Termon, but they struggled for long periods in that match and if Termon were  more clinical in the final third the outcome could’ve been different.Naomh Conaill defeated Kilcar in a Donegal SFC semi-final in 2009 in Donegal Town.The two sides were then involved in a classic three-legged championship encounter in 2010. In the old home and away two-legged championship format – Kilcar stunned Naomh Conaill by beating them on their home patch by eight points.In the return leg Naomh Conaill defeated Kilcar by just ONE point in Towney.Kilcar spurned the opportunity late on with a free to level the match which would’ve seen them progress.Naomh Conaill won the third leg comfortably and went on to not only win the 2010 Donegal SFC but they also reached their first ever Ulster SFC final. It’s safe to say Kilcar owe them one and there’s no doubt they have the squad of players to do it, but Naomh Conaill have the greater nous and experience at this stage of the championship and that could have a big say.Kilcar’s marquee forward Patrick McBrearty will be key, as will Ryan, Mark and Eoin McHugh.However, Naomh Conaill seem determined and more organised under Martin Regan and if they can reach the same intensity levels they did against St Eunan’s then they will be hard to stop.It’s going to be a very close match and should be a cracking encounter, but because of the greater experience in the Naomh Conaill side they should edge it and reach another Donegal SFC final.VERDICT: Naomh ConaillDONEGAL SFC PREVIEW: KILCAR DREAMING OF FIRST FINAL IN 22-YEARS AS THEY FACE NAOMH CONAILL was last modified: September 25th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:Donegal SFCGAAnewsSportlast_img read more

A’s pitcher Brett Anderson is healing quickly

first_imgANAHEIM — Left hander Brett Anderson isn’t expected to miss his next start, despite being forced out of his last one by a mild oblique strain.Anderson left in the sixth inning of Saturday’s loss to the Houston Astros, but the extra day of rest provided by Monday’s offday proved beneficial, manager Bob Melvin said.“He came in a little bit sore (Sunday),” Melvin said. “I thought he would, but I think we’re on schedule for his start.”Anderson’s turn in the rotation would come Friday against …last_img

Here’s What Your Camera Assistant Wants You to Know

first_imgLooking for more filmmaking tips and tricks? Check out these articles.7 Things Producers Look for When Using “Staff Me Up”Video Breakdown: 9 Cuts Every Editor Should KnowVideo Tutorial: Which Microphone Should You Use?On-Set Essentials: Production Gear You Need to Know About5 Tips for Shooting a Period Film on a Tight Budget In this article, we round up some tips from the filmmakers below the line on how you can set them up for success in your next film or video project.Cover image via Scarc.The director may get all the attention, but industry folks know it takes a village to create a professional film. Most advice you’ll hear comes from the top down, but any well-structured production begins with a strong foundation, and no unit is more solid than the camera assistants. Here’s some advice a few ACs shared with me.Have a PlanImage via guruXOX.The cinematographer’s first AC is in charge of everything related to the camera. He or she is the first to arrive on set before the director, the DP, or the camera operator and ensure that the camera equipment is ready for the day’s shoot.  This is a skilled position that requires organization and efficiency.Therefore, the first piece of advice for fledgling filmmakers is come prepared. That doesn’t mean adjustments can’t happen on set, but having expectations in advance will guide all the first AC’s hiring (will additional crew be necessary for certain days, for example), prep the right lenses and gear, and determine point of focus.Scheduling Your DayImage via Evgeniy Kurt.As in any relationship, the basis on set is trust. Does the crew trust the director? If a set-up is complicated — but well thought-out, vetted by all the principals, and properly scheduled – the crew will get behind the director and work harder as a team.Moving Parts Need CommunicationImage via Scarc.The director has a vision, a plan, and the trust of the crew. Terrific! With so many departments tasked with bringing the director’s vision to life, clear communication from the top is essential for coordination and understanding.Typically, the first AC and the rest of the assistants will watch a blocking rehearsal to get an idea for camera placement. A director may know (or need consultation with the DP to determine) exactly how to handle a particular shot (studio, handheld, Steadicam), and sometimes the talent will determine the blocking, but until all of these decisions are settled, the first and second ACs can’t go build the camera and communicate the scene’s needs to the dolly grips, gaffers, and key grips — if they’re necessary for support.The Best-Laid PlansImage via farvatar.You’ve got a vision and a plan, and you communicate well with your crew, who’ve placed their trust in you. Now, step away. Honestly, if you are working with a professional cast and crew, the best thing you can do is just let them do their jobs. If you try to micromanage actors instead of listening to their instincts, you’re bound to get stilted results. Consult with your DP and get input on how to get the coverage you need as efficiently as possible.Snacks and SwagImage via gnepphoto.Finally, remember to feed your crew well, show appreciation, and let them have fun! Here are a few final words from the ACs that tell the tale about food and gifts.“I love to bake, and every year around the holidays I make a huge amount of regular fudge and butterscotch fudge, always a hit.”“People are funny about snacks. Everyone always wants to know what you’re eating. Did they miss something that was put out or hidden on the craft service truck?”“The funniest thing is how people are with Panavision swag in general. Everyone wants shirts and hats from there more than show swag. If there is a Panavision logo with the show name on the same shirt or hat, people lose their minds!”last_img read more