first_imgKeagan Jade scored eight points to lead the L.V. Rogers Junior Bombers to a 38-36 West Kootenay Boy’s Basketball win over Boundary Central of Midway Saturday afternoon in Grand Forks.The contest was part of a three-team playday that also featured a team from the host Grand Forks Wolves.LVR was up for most of the game, holding quarter leads of 11-2, 21-12 and 27-19 until Boundary Central staged a late-game rally. Josh Jolicoeur and Curtis Young each had six points for LVR.The Bombers opened the day dropping a 35-33 decision to Grand Forks.LVR started slow trailing 8-2 after one period.Grand Forks led 26-19 in the fourth before LVR started pecking away at the margin, outscoring the Wolves 14-11 in the quarter.Dyllen Dixon all scorers with 15 points while Young added nine.Teiran Dolan had eight and Liam McKinlay 13 for the Wolves.The Junior Bombers, 2-1 on the season, are in Trail to meet the J. Lloyd Crowe Hawks Thursday.last_img read more

first_imgOn closing day, offering mandatory payouts, a single winning ticket for the 20¢ Golden Pick 6 paid $249,999.48 at Golden Gate Fields. The number of live-ticket holders was dramatically reduced in Race 6 when Baruch, a 40-1 longshot, trained and owned by Sergio Perez, dueled hard for an upset win. The winning ticket was purchased through the Hunt Valley, Maryland hub.  In addition to the large Pick 6 payout, the 50¢ Late Pick 4 also paid $16,766.50.Handicappers were tasked with a difficult pick 6 sequence, which featured an average field size of 10.3 runners per race totaling 62 horses to close out the last six races of the meet.Racing will resume at Golden Gate Fields for the fall meet on October 20 and run through December 11. For racing news and highlights, fans may follow Golden Gate Fields on twitter @GGFRacing and online at www.goldengatefields.comlast_img read more

first_img Tags: Copa Del ReyDFB PokalFrench Ligue OneItalian Serie Atop Atalanta will play Champions League football for the first time in their history. (PHOTOS/AGENCIES)Atalanta Bergamasca Calcio wrote a new chapter in their history on Sunday night as they sealed a first ever Champions League spot.Gian Piero Gasperini’s side went into the final Match-Day requiring victory to seal their fate and did so thanks to a 3-1 win over Sassuolo. Daniel Zapata, Alejandro Gomez and Mario Pasalic scored Atalanta’s goals having fallen behind to a Domenico Berardi 19th minute strike.Victory sees Atalanta finish 3rd in the Serie A, level on points (69) with Inter Milan but with a superior goal difference.For Inter, they were also victorious over the weekend, defeating Empoli 2-1 in a fiercely contested encounter at the Guissepe Meaza stadium.Keita Balde handed Inter the lead on 51 minutes before Hamed Traore equalized on 76 minutes. With 9 minutes to play, Radja Nainggolan struck the winner for Luciano Spalletti’s side before both sides had a player sent off in injury-time. Filippo Perucchini was given a straight red card while Balde was shown a second yellow for Inter.Defeat for Empoli means they are relegated to the Serie B after finishing level on points (38) with Genoa (17th) but with an inferior goal difference.The top two of Juventus and Napoli succumbed to losses on the final day. Inter were beaten 2-0 away to Sampdoria while Napoli lost 3-2 away to Bologna.The results meant that Juve finished top of the Serie A with 90 points, 11 ahead of Napoli.Elsewhere, AC Milan defeated SPAL 3-2 away from home, Torino defeated Lazio 3-1 at the Stadio Grande Torino while Roma were 2-1 victors over Parma.AC, Roma and Lazio make it to the Europa League while Chievo and Frosinone are the other two sides that are relegated to the Serie B, alongside Empoli.In the French Ligue One, Monaco survived relegation by a whisker following a 2-0 loss away to Nice on the final day of the season.Manaco survived relegation despite loss to Nice.A Benoit Badiashile own goal and Mickael Le Bihan’s penalty proved to much for Leandro Jerdim’s men who ended the season in 17th, two points ahead of Dijon. Dijon were victorious this past weekend as they defeated Toulouse 2-1 at home but their victory was only good enough for a relegation play-off spot. Dijon will play Lens who defeated Troyes 2-1 on Friday, in a two legged tie for a place in the Ligue One next season.At the top, PSG were defeated 3-1 away to Reims, Lille lost 3-1 at Rennes while Lyon were 3-2 com-back winners over Nimes. The trio of PSG, Lille and Lyon will represent France in the Champions League next season.For the Euroap League place, it goes to Saint Etienne who drew 1-1 away to Angers. Despite the lose, Jean Louis Gasset’s side finish the season in 4th with 66 points, 6 behind third placed Lyon and 5 ahead of Marseille (5th) who were 1-0 winners over Montpellier on Friday.Elsewhere, Amiens defeated Guingamp 2-1, Bordeaux were 1-0 winners at Caen while Nantes lost 1-0 at home to Strasbourg.In Spain, Barcelona’s five year Copa del Rey winning run came to an end as they lost 2-1 against Valencia at the Estadio Benito Villamarin.Valencia raced into a 2-0 lead by 33 minutes thanks to Kevin Gameiro and Rodrigo. Barca tried to  mount a come back but Lionel Messi’s second half goal was not enough to see them force extra time.The Copa del Rey is Valencia’s first trophy in 11 years.This is Valencia’s first trophy in 11 years.In Germany, Bayern Munich sealed a Ligue and Cup double as they powered past RB Leipzig 2-1 in the DFB Pokal final played at the Olympic Stadium in Berlin on Saturday evening.Robert Lewandowski struck a double either side of a Kingsley Coman goal to hand the Bavariens who had sealed the Bundesliga Crown a week ago.The triumph is Bayern’s 19th in the Cup since it was first contested in 1935.Results from the Italian Serie A Match-Day 38-Frosinone 0-0 Chievo-Bologna 3-2 Napoli-Torino 3-1 Lazio-Sampdoria 2-0 Juventus-Inter Milan 2-1 Empoli-Fiorentina 0-0 Genoa-SPAL 2-3 AC Milan-Roma 2-1 Parma-Atalanta 3-1 Sassuolo-Cagliari 1-2 UdineseResults from the French Ligue One Match-Day 38  -Amiens 2-1 Guingamp-Angers 1-1 Saint Etienne-Caen 0-1 Bordeaux-Dijon 2-1 Toulouse-Marseille 1-0 Montpellier-Nantes 0-1 Strasbourg-Nice 2-0 Monaco-Nimes 2-3 Lyon-Reims 3-1 PSG-Rennes 3-1 LilleSpanish Copa del Rey-Barcelona 1-2 ValenciaGermany DFB Pokal-RB Leipzig 0-3 Bayern MunichComments last_img read more

first_imgAlly Del Grande put on a show Friday afternoon, pitching a pair of complete games as St. Bernard’s swept its Little 4 Conference opening doubleheader against visiting South Fork at Washington Elementary School by scores of 4-3 and 8-2.The senior struck out a total of eight batters on the day and at one point in game two, accounted for nine consecutive outs thanks to a couple strikeouts and more than a few nice fielding plays.“Ally is a great competitor,” St. Bernard’s head coach Alan Borges …last_img read more

first_img16 July 2004Pieter-Dirk Uys, South Africa’s most famous political satirist, has been sending up his mother country since the 1970s – most famously in the guise of his alter ego, Evita Bezuidenhout.But if you thought Evita was outspoken, just wait till you hear what her 102 year-old mother, Ouma Ossewania Kakebenia Poggenpoel, has to say about the state of the nation in Ouma Ossewania Praat Vuil (Talks Dirty).This hilarious memoir – the first in a trilogy of plays starring the Poggenpoel family – filled with social commentary and candid opinion from the filthy mouth of this Boere volksmoeder, comes to the Tesson at Johannesburg’s Civic Theatre from 10 to 28 August (Tuesdays to Saturdays at 8pm).The show is performed in Afrikaans, will be understood by anyone who has listened to a rude joke in that language, and should delightfully offend all adults.Ossewania Kakebenia – named after the Boer ossewa (oxwagon) and the kakebeen (jaw) of the Afrikaner ox – was born on 31 December 1900, during the Anglo-Boer war, in the concentration camp of Heldersonop. Her mother was the legendary Sarie Marais, who inspired the folksong but little else; her father was the charming rogue Gerhardus Poggenpoel.Little Ossewania grew up angry, eventually giving birth to two illegitimate daughters, Evangelie and Baby.After years in Bethlehem in the old Orange Free State – where Ossewania was for years the youngest organist in the Dutch Reformed Church – she moved to Johannesburg with her daughters and took over the management of a seedy boarding house in Doornfontein.Baby went to Europe to follow her dreams, while Evangelie became a Killarney film star, eventually marrying into the powerful and ruthless Bezuidenhout family, something Ossewania never approved of, especially when Evangelie changed her name to Evita.Mevrou Poggenpoel spent the glory years of the 1960s and 1970s in the shadow of her now-famous daughter, who had become the glittering hostess of the National Party in power. But Ossewania’s anger was never far from the surface.Now 102 years old, abandoned in an old-age home, waiting to be fetched by a family who never turn up, this ancient Afrikaner matron lets rip.She has had enough: enough of democracy and affirmative action, enough of lies, corruption and hypocrisy. She regards her famous daughter with contempt, and even though she loves her great-grandchildren, the fact that they are black does not sit comfortably with her. Her unnatural passion for church leaders has not waned, and even at her ripe old age Ouma Ossewania has been known to spy on the young dominee in the toilet of the local NG Kerk.Throughout her life Ouma Ossewania believed them when they said apartheid was a gift of God. Now she knows her life was wasted on a lie. Is it too late? Will the Zulu garden “boy” still sleep with her? Will he want more than the R20 she has saved?Ouma Ossewania Praat Vuil – n Afrikaans, in language that would make a tart from Benoni blush. Without censorship, without good taste, and without qualms.Book at Computicket or at the Johannesburg Civic Theatre.Source: Johannesburg Civic Theatrelast_img read more

first_imgTaking time to work on your curriculum vitae is worthwhile to get the job interview you want. Recruiters say there are a few simple steps to getting it right.It’s a good idea to convert your CV into a PDF document before sending it to a potential employer. (Image: Nick Youngson, via Blue Diamond Gallery, CC BY-SA 3.0)Priya PitamberFirst-time job seekers and experienced professionals alike need a stand-out curriculum vitae (CV) document to be given a chance to interview for a job.Recruiters agree there are a few simple rules to follow when creating or updating a CV.We chat to a couple of them. Vanessa Raath is general manager at It’s About People, a recruitment agency that focuses on the IT sector. Candice Clark is the founder of the Candice Clark Collective, a career-coaching practice.Raath has been in the industry for a decade, and is a host on the regular Monday afternoon Twitter chat #JobAdviceSA. Clarke hosts #CareerGirlCollab, a free online community.Here are their do’s and don’ts for putting together a great CV.Do:Do convert your CV to PDF before sending it off. “This way,” says Raath, “you know that no one can make changes to your CV and that your format will not change when viewed on the recipient’s computer.”Do check details such as spelling, grammar and formatting. Clarke recommends: “Ask a friend or industry professional to read over it and double-check it for you.” Errors can put recruiters and future employers off within five seconds of looking at your CV, Raath warns.Do highlight your career achievements. “Show how you have been an ambitious, high-performer,” says Clark.Do keep it short: two pages or a maximum of three. “CVs that are too long are also not ideal,” says Clark. “Ensure your CV is succinct and punchy.”Do make it unique and appropriate for specific industries. Clark says, for example, a creative professional should take the time to craft a well-designed CV.Finally, do remember to update your profile on the social network, LinkedIn. It is just as important as a high-quality CV, Clark says.Don’tDon’t omit details about leaving previous jobs. “People need to know why they have left previous roles and ‘left for a better opportunity’ is not a good enough reason,” says Raath.Don’t mix up employment dates. Raath says job-seekers should make it clear whether their roles were permanent or contract positions, or the CV could look very jumpy.Don’t send out a generic CV for every application. Rather take the time to tailor your CV honestly so it is appropriate for your application. “Include an introductory profile where you position yourself, your experience, your career goals and your qualifications clearly for the role you would like to attain,” says Clark. But, she says, this introduction should also be short and punchy.Maybe:Add a photo of yourself.Raath says this is entirely up to an individual. “I personally do not think it is necessary as any hiring agency or prospective employer will just conduct a Google search to find a photo of you if they want to.”Clark says while a photo can add a nice personal touch, it must be of professional quality. “Use it on your front page, and think carefully about where to place it so that it flows nicely with the document, and doesn’t look randomly stuck on.” She recommends an ID photo size.I have an interview. Now what?Raath describes job interviews as a necessary evil for anyone who is ambitious and is eager to build an amazing career.Both Raath and Clark agree that preparation is the key to successful interviews. Research the company and learn more about the role.Raath says ask for a job description to help you think of pertinent questions.Clark advises applicants to visualise a successful interview. “Ensure you have had a good night’s sleep prior, and arrive early with enough time to practice some deep breathing before your interview.“Ask for a glass of water at the start of the interview. This will allow you to pause and take a sip of water when you need more time to think of an answer.”Overall, honesty is important. “Represent your experience, qualification and achievements honestly. You want a company and role that is right for you,” says Clark.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest After deciding you are ready to start succession planning on your farm, what’s next? To help, AgCredit is hosting four farm transition seminars across northwest and north central Ohio. These seminars will help provide guidance and tools to start the conversation about farm transition with your family.David Marrison and Emily Adams, of OSU Extension, will be discussing how to have productive, positive conversations and meetings about difficult issues. Caleb Douce, of Douce Agency, LLC, will be sharing information about Nationwide’s Land as Your Legacy program. Land as Your Legacy is designed to help ensure a seamless transition of your farm to the next generation.Seminars will be held on the following dates: DateLocationRSVPMarch 20All Occasions Catering 6989 Waldo Delaware Rd. Waldo, OH 43356419-947-1040 or [email protected] will be served.March 22Erie County Fairgrounds 3110 Columbus Ave. Sandusky, OH 44870*Sponsored by Lorain, Erie and Huron County Farm Bureaus419-663-4020 or [email protected] appetizers will be served.March 26Leipsic Community Center120 E. Main St.Leipsic, OH 45856419-523-6677 or [email protected] will be served.March 27Masters Building 10171 State Hwy 53 N. Upper Sandusky, OH 43351419-447-0787 or [email protected] will be served. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6:00 p.m. Presentations will begin at 6:45 p.m. with an approximate end time of 9:15 p.m. Times are the same for each location.Advanced reservations are required. Please RSVP by March 13 to the phone numbers listed above or by emailing [email protected]last_img read more

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest No major changes this morning. Dry weather will take control for the next 2 days over the state. Cooler air pushes in over the state, but we are staving off the bitter cold push still until this weekend. We should see a good mix of clouds and sun today, and winds should subside over the gusty set up we saw yesterday. We start to dry down tonight and see dry weather for tomorrow and Thursday too. Rain is back for overnight tomorrow night through Friday. Moisture totals remain mostly unimpressive and we are bumping our forecast at .1″ to .7” over 70% of the state, but most of the rain totals above .4″ will be down near the river. Temps go near to below freezing overnight tomorrow night and do not recover Friday morning through much of the day. This may allow for some wet snow to mix in with our precipitation, even though it is light. The map at right shows liquid equivalent moisture totals through the end of the day Friday. Dry and significantly colder air returns for the weekend. Temps will be well below normal, and there no change in our thoughts about the potential for Saturday to see daytime highs stay below freezing over parts of the state.  Sunday can be sub-40 for highs over a large part of the region. We stay dry Monday through Wednesday of next week. We likely see clouds from time to time, but no new precipitation. Thursday, we see Clouds build and then have a chance of scattered showers north of US 30 in the morning. The rain threat extends to statewide by mid to late afternoon and goes through the overnight. We can see from .05”-.25” with 70% coverage. For the extended period, we are dry for next Friday and Saturday. But, then we move into another wet, active period for Sunday the 18th through Wednesday the 21st. We see at least 2 waves of moisture moving over the eastern corn belt in that time, perhaps more. Combined rain totals will be from .25”-.75” with the heaviest rain chances in the southern half of the state.last_img read more

first_imgzoomIllustration; Image Courtesy: Pixabay under CC 2.0 license Shipping will continue to attract investors in 2019 if it fulfills its environmental, social and governance (ESG) responsibilities, according to the latest report from Moore Stephens.Confidence in the shipping industry dipped slightly towards the end of 2018, but that was against a four-year high recorded in the first half of the year. Both new and existing players however still have an appetite for investment in shipping which is likely to continue in 2019 so long as shipping lives up to its ESG responsibilities, Richard Greiner, Shipping & Transport Partner, explained.Existing and emerging regulations such as those on ballast water management and greenhouse gas emissions show that shipping is becoming more environmentally aware and accountable.“New funds will be needed and the environmental investment story should prove attractive to many potential investors. Green doesn’t come cheap, or easy, however,” Greiner continued.This year important decisions will be made on investments to comply with the new environment-driven regulations which are coming into force, and the industry will have a better idea of whether the drydocking capacity exists to cope with demand.Meanwhile, the industry will face other challenges, according to Greiner. These include operating costs that are set to increase, tonnage imbalances set to endure in some trades, the Baltic Dry Index which may behave less erratically than in the latter part of last year, and Brexit that may finally mean Brexit. Additionally, the introduction of new lease accounting standards is to change things for some, while the effect of geopolitical influences would continue to be felt throughout 2019.“Uncertainty is likely to remain the norm in 2019,” Greiner concluded.last_img read more