Archery Guyana coach returns from training camp and coaching seminar in Colombia

first_imgWorld Archery Guyana Head Coach, Nicholas Hing recently returned from an archery training camp and coaching seminar funded by Pan Am Sports, and coordinated by World Archery Americas with the collaboration of the Colombian Olympic Committee in Medellin, Colombia.The camp and seminar, which followed on the heels of the World Archery Americas General Assembly and the conclusion of the Pan American and Parapan Championships, was conducted by top level experts in various fields of the sport, and attended by a total of 32 archers and 39 coaches from 22 countries, among whom were Olympic silver medalist Aída Román of Mexico, Central American and Pan American champion Alejandra Valencia of Mexico and men’s compound champion Roberto Hernandez of El Salvador.USAA Coach Phil Graves (left) and US OlympicRecurve Team Coach Kisik Lee (right) withArchery Guyana’s Head Coach Nicholas HingThe intensive program, with sessions beginning from 8:00 am and concluding at 10:00 pm and with practical sessions at the archery range, was coordinated by USAA coach Phil Graves.Speaking on the importance of biomechanics of the shot cycle, and the prevention of physical and mental injury, was world-renowned head coach of the US recurve team Kisik Lee. Also speaking were Level 4 Coach, Philip Graves, Dr. Alison Pope-Rhodius and Professor Fernando López of the Department of Psychology at JFK University who spoke on the mental aspect and mental training in archery. Equipment expert Don Rabska, Vice President of Easton Foundations spoke on bow tuning and set-up, WAA Secretary-General Sergio Font spoke on the rules of archery, and physical trainer Felipe Marin’s presentation was on designing and controlling physical training schedules for archery.From all of this, a high performance archery program can be developed from the bottom (grass roots programs -Junior development in schools/clubs) leading to schools and national competitions, and work upwards to win World Championships in preparation for the Olympics.There was special mention of Guyana as a developing nation on the archery stage in the Americas, as we hope to soon be competing regionally in the Caribbean’s development with sister nations; Trinidad & Tobago, Barbados, the British and US Virgin Islands, The Bahamas, etc.The next important event in the Americas, are the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires, Argentina in October.The training camp and seminar was a boost for Guyana’s archery development program for which Hing is grateful to have been selected to attend, and is thankful to his part-sponsors; New GPC Inc and Guyana Times Inc.last_img read more

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Supervisors may delegate power

first_imgThe vote to make the CAO the single person accountable for ensuring that county government addresses its perpetual problems follows an unfruitful search for a new CAO. Some have said L.A. County government’s structure of five supervisors with equal authority could discourage qualified candidates from applying for or accepting the job. Janssen intended to retire and, in recent months, the board has offered the job to two candidates – one who rejected it outright and another who changed his mind after accepting it. As part of making the job more appealing, the supervisors on Tuesday also directed the County Counsel’s Office to draft a charter amendment for placement on the June 2008 ballot that would rename the CAO’s position as that of “county executive officer” or CEO with permanent power to hire and fire department heads. It also would include a noninterference clause, preventing the Board of Supervisors from having a part in CEO decisions. The Board of Supervisors moved a step closer Tuesday to giving Los Angeles County Chief Administrative Officer David Janssen authority over department heads – similar to power held by his counterparts in San Diego, Orange and Ventura counties. Despite fears that giving more power to Janssen could mean less accountability to taxpayers, the supervisors voted 4-1 to draft a proposed ordinance within 30 days that would give him the power to recruit department heads and recommend one candidate for board approval. The supervisors would vote later on the proposal in written form. Under the proposal, all department heads would report directly to Janssen, who could recommend that the supervisors fire one or more of them. Some political observers said the proposed ordinance could speed decision-making but might undermine accountability. “In a county as large as Los Angeles, constituents, businesses and even local governments rely very heavily on the supervisors to help solve problems and address concerns if bottlenecks occur,” said George Passantino, a senior fellow at the Reason Institute. “I’m concerned that shifting control of department heads away from the board and delegating it to the CAO could undermine your ability to do that.” “We have a unique opportunity to change our structure, not to shift power,” Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky said. “Somebody asked me this past week if I’m surrendering power. I’m not surrendering power.” Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich voted against the proposal, saying giving a nonelected department head the power to make hiring and firing recommendations would strip board members of the oversight role voters elected them for. “This radical proposal comes as a result of the management style of David Janssen, not because he currently lacks the authority,” Antonovich said. “If the board moves forward with this proposal … accountability will take a back seat to political posturing.” troy.anderson@dailynews.com (213) 974-8985 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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City kids get taste of farm life

first_img “Normally, we would take the kids to the zoo, but the trip was always hectic and the kids didn’t enjoy it as much,” Williams said. “But Scott Avenue (Elementary) does this every year and we were able to see it there. and we thought it would fit well here,” she added. Organizers put together several stations to rotate the children through, including a supermarket game with fresh vegetables, a faux cow-milking stand, ring toss, petting zoo and bubble-blowing area. “Look,” said Williams, pointing to a giant poster atop a chain-link fence where students were free to paint farm animals and scenes. “See, they painted the fish in the pond – they’re not out floating in some other space. That means they were paying attention.” Students were also treated to a few quick square-dancing lessons by Melissa Gummick, a school district employee who also talked to them about the early-morning duties of a farmer. EAST WHITTIER – Between square-dancing, hay rides and petting ponies, the farming life doesn’t get any better than this. Just ask the kindergartners participating in Wednesday’s first-ever Farm Day at Orchard Dale Elementary School, which was designed to help wrap up a classroom unit on farms and give city-slicker kids a sense of rural life. “I didn’t know anything about farms before this,” kindergartner Jordan Barber said after enjoying a solo hay ride – in a teal Fisher-Price plastic wagon – around the school’s blacktop. The event was organized by special education instructional aide Cathy McIntosh and the school’s five kindergarten teachers – Sheila Maldonado, Michelle Barber, Andrea Carlson, Jennifer Ogden and Jamila Williams. “This is so much better than going to the zoo,” said parent Antonia Jauregui, 43, as she watched her son Julian at the square-dancing station. “At the zoo, the kids have to walk for a long time and it’s hard to keep track of all of them. “But this gives us an opportunity to come to the school and share this with our children,” Jauregui added. “And it gives them a little bit of a farm experience, better than what they would just see in a book.”165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Wildfire smoke advisory issued for Fort St. John and surrounding areas

first_imgThe advisory comes after concentrated forest fire smokes continues to spread and is expected to vary widely as winds and fire behaviour change.“Persons with chronic underlying medical conditions should postpone strenuous exercise until the advisory is lifted,” the advisory reads. “If you are experiencing symptoms such as continuing eye or throat irritation, chest discomfort, shortness of breath, coughing or wheezing, follow the advice of your health care provider, particularly if you are elderly, have asthma, hay fever, breathing or lung conditions or if you react strongly to smoke.The City of Prince George’s Clean Air Bylaw currently prohibits all open burning, including backyard burning and land clearing burning.- Advertisement -During advisories recreational fires and street sweeping activities are prohibited.Industry is asked to reduce emissions wherever possible during the air quality advisory.For more information on current air quality, visit www.bcairquality.ca.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Transfer rumours and paper review – Wednesday, December 17

first_imgHere’s the top transfer-related stories in Wednesday’s newspapers…Liverpool are making an audacious bid to sign Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech on loan. (Daily Mirror)Manchester United are ready to battle it out with Manchester City for the signature of Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic. The Croatia international linked up with the Catalan giants over the summer from Sevilla for around £14million, but has failed to make an impression under Luis Enrique. (Daily Express)Manchester United are bracing themselves for a lucrative bid for their coveted goalkeeper David de Gea. Real Madrid are ready to eclipse the £33million goalkeeping transfer record paid for Gianluigi Buffon in 2001 to land De Gea. (Daily Express)De Gea, however, has told his United teammates he has no interest in leaving Old Trafford. (The Sun)Real Sociedad boss David Moyes is plotting an audacious bid to sign Adnan Januzaj on loan from former club Manchester United after confirming he is set to be active in the January transfer window. (Daily Star)Crystal Palace are exploring an audacious move to bring Ashley Cole to Selhurst Park on loan next month. (Daily Mirror)Burnley and Leicester are eyeing unsettled £5million-rated Crystal Palace striker Dwight Gayle. (Daily Mirror)Sunderland are set to join neighbours Newcastle in the race to sign Burnley striker Danny Ings. (Daily Star)Tottenham are considering offloading striking duo Emmanuel Adebayor and Roberto Soldado to fund a move for Porto star Jackson Martinez. (Daily Express)Bolton and Sheffield Wednesday are among clubs showing interest in Bradford City’s Filipe Morais, who is available on a free transfer next month. (Daily Mail)And here’s the latest talkSPORT.com headlines…Exclusive – No January transfer window plans for Chelsea, reveals MourinhoExclusive – Arsenal Invincible refuses to separate Henry and Bergkamp – ‘It’s like choosing my favourite child!’Exclusive – ‘Henry’s only regret would be missing out on Champions League glory with Arsenal’Man United on alert as Fiorentina star prepares to force through January moveTottenham transfer news: Pochettino plots loan deal for PSG midfielderSerie A side enter race for Chelsea and Man City targetBayern Munich set to beat European clubs to teen starletWest Ham plot £8m striker raidWest Ham face fight to sign Valencia midfielderlast_img read more

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Big-rig loaded with cotton crashes, ignites on freeway

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88 Some of the blackened bales were tossed over the side of the elevated roadway into a parking lot below. The cause of the accident was under investigation. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LOS ANGELES (AP) — A big-rig carrying 20 tons of cotton overturned and burned on a freeway Friday, but no one was hurt, authorities said. The truck was on a transition road from the Santa Monica Freeway to the Harbor Freeway when it crashed and caught fire, California Highway Patrol Officer Francisco Villalobos said. A minivan also caught fire and burned at the scene. Firefighters sprayed water on the cargo and used long hooks to pull out clumps of cotton.last_img read more

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10 talented young footballers aiming to become as good as their legendary dads

first_imgWin a £1,000 gift card to spend at B&Q! CLICK HERE to enter our competition for free, as we build up to Father’s Day on Sunday June 18.Nepotism isn’t really an option in the world of football.It doesn’t matter how good you’re dad was at the game – if you want to become a top player, success comes down to what you do on the pitch.In fact, having a famous footballing father can be more of a hindrance than a help, as the weight of a celebrated surname can weigh heavily on young shoulders.But for those with the talent and desire – we’re looking at you, Frank Lampard (Junior, as the Chelsea legend was once known) – a fantastic football career may still await.Take a look at 10 young players hoping to make their own strides in the game, having been brought up by famous footballing fathers. 10 10 Diego Poyet’s career started brightly, but he has a way to go to emulate former Chelsea and Spurs star Gus – The 22-year-old (pictured above, left) was born in Spain when his father played for Zaragoza, and was raised in England following Gus’ move to Chelsea. The elder Poyet was a prolific goalscoring midfielder, but Diego has established himself as a composed playmaker, starting his career at Charlton before moving to West Ham. However, his development stalled in east London, and his contract was cancelled by the Hammers in August 2016. He now plays for Godoy Cruz in Argentina, and has made appearances for the youth teams of both England and Uruguay. 10 Diego Simeone’s son Giovanni has turned into a star at Genoa – Diego Simeone is one of the best managers in the world, and his son Giovanni has the potential to be one of the best strikers in the world in a few years. Starting his career at River Plate, he earned a move to Italian club Genoa last summer, and proceeded to score 12 goals in 31 games at the age of just 21. He is an Argentina youth international, and has been praised for his work rate and energy – showing the same tenacious approach to the game his father had. Justin Kluivert is already playing for Ajax, the club where his father Patrick won the Champions League – Patrick won seven honours with Ajax, including Europe’s biggest honour in 1995, scoring 50 goals in 97 matches for the Dutch club. He also played for Milan, Barcelona and Newcastle, and his son Justin is already making an impact in the Netherlands. Just 18, the attacker has scored two goals for Ajax, and is highly rated in the Dutch international youth teams. 10 10 10 Enrico Chiesa’s son Federico is already making a name for himself in Italy – Enrico was a talented striker who played for a number of clubs in the 1990s and 2000s, also making 22 appearances for Italy. His son, Federico, is also a forward who has started to establish himself at Fiorentina. The 19-year-old has played 27 times, and has also appeared for the Azzurri at Under-19, U20 and U21 level. Marcus Thuram is a striker who will hope to play for France like his father Lilian – Former Juventus and Barcelona defender Lilian Thuram remains the most-capped player in the history of the France national team, and his son Marcus will be hoping to break that record. Unlike his father, the 19-year-old is a striker, and he made his first-team debut for Sochaux in 2015. He has gone on to play 43 games for the Ligue 2 club, scoring one goal, and has also been capped at every youth level for France from Under-17 to Under-20. Enzo Zidane (above, middle) will be hoping to emulate his father Zinedine Zidane – The elder Zidane has just won two consecutive Champions Leagues as Real Madrid manager, adding to the one he claimed when a player at the Bernabeu. Son Enzo has spent his entire career with Real, progressing through their youth ranks to finally make his first-team debut this season – scoring in a Copa del Rey win over Cultural Leonesa. He has a long way to go to emulate the world class feats of his father, but under the elder’s guidance he could reach the top of the game. 10 10 Mitchel Bergkamp has a long way to go to emulate his father, Arsenal legend Dennis – Dennis Bergkamp remains one of the greatest and most influential men to have ever played football, and his son, Mitchel, will be hoping to follow in his footsteps. A 19-year-old attacking midfielder, Bergkamp is a member of second tier side Almere City’s youth academy and has yet to make a first-team appearance – or any youth appearances for the Netherlands. Emulating the elder Bergkamp was always going to be a challenge, but Mitchel could yet make it himself as a pro. 10 10 Ianis Hagi has developed into a talented youngster under the eye of his father Gheorghe – The elder Hagi, a true great of the game who played for both Barcelona and Real Madrid, founded Romanian club Viitorul Constanta in 2009, with Ianis joining the side. He established himself as a key player, earning comparisons with his father due to his playmaking abilities and creative style of play. Regarded as one of the best young talents in Europe, he earned a move to Fiorentina last summer, and has played twice for the Italian club. A Romanian youth international, the 18-year-old was nominated for the 2017 European Golden Boy award, and is tipped to enjoy a top career. Niall Keown will hope to follow in the footsteps of Arsenal legend Martin – The elder Keown had to leave Arsenal for playing time when a youngster, and established himself at Aston Villa and Everton before returning to the Gunners. He ended up playing 43 times for England, and his son, Niall, also a defender, is starting to make a name for himself at Reading. Starting lower down the football pyramid, rather than needing to drop down like his father, Keown, 22, has played twice for Reading and spent part of 2017 on loan with Partick Thistle. He has also been capped at youth level for Ireland, and he could start to establish himself with the Royals next season. Could young Isaac Drogba follow his dad into the pro game? – saac, now 17 (pictured above a few years ago), is the son of Chelsea legend Didier, and has played for the Blues at youth level. The younger Drogba has made it clear he would represent England at international level, should he go on to become a top level footballer. However, playing for any national team is a long way off for Isaac, who currently appears more focused on getting A Levels than a pro contract.last_img read more

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GAA NEWS: RED HUGHS U8’S PERFORM SUPERBLY AT BLITZ IN CONVOY

first_imgUnder 8 Boys & GirlsWell done to the U 8s who played away to Convoy on Saturday. Such great football on show from 14 talented young boys and 1 very talented young lady. Afterwards we all went to Mc Donalds for a very well deserved end of year treat  thanks to Maddison White and Lauren Mc Menamin for coming along today to help Ollie with the team. A very big well done to manager/coach Ollie Doherty who did a fantastic job with this young team all year. Keep it up Ollie few stars of the future no doubt!! RED HUGHS ABU!! Scor Na NogGood luck to Evan Carron Kee who will represent the club in Scor Na Nog County final this Friday. Kyle delivered a powerful performance of Padraig Pearce Speech at O Donovan Rossa’s Grave side.Lotto & 100+ Club ResultsNumbers Drawn 5,1,4,8,7,4,2,6 There was no winning sequence. Sharon Ryan Ard Mc Cool was the lucky dip winner of €30Next weeks jackpot is €5,900Number 58 Claire Grant Dromore was this weeks lucky winner of the 100+ ClubThanks to everyone for your continued support.Annual Club QuizThe club will hold a super quiz in the Clubhouse on Saturday the 21st Of Novemberat 9.30pm Tables of Four €20. Come out for a great nights craic. Refreshments served Club Agm This years A.G.M. will take place on Sunday the 6th of December at 5pm in the Club House.SympathyThe club extends their sympathy to the Alexander family Ballinacor and the Hinton family Lismullaghduff on their recent family bereavements.GAA NEWS: RED HUGHS U8’S PERFORM SUPERBLY AT BLITZ IN CONVOY was last modified: November 10th, 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:GAASportlast_img read more

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KIDS MUST BE BACK TO SCHOOL! HOT WEATHER ON THE WAY

first_imgATLANTIC DRIVE, ROSGUILLWARM and dry weather is on its way to Co Donegal – just as most children return to school this week.While today (Monday) might see some rain, especially by evening time, the rest of the week should be dry and warm.And next weekend could see temperatures in the county climb to 21C, says Met Eireann. “From Tuesday onwards high pressure will build over the country, bringing dry and settled conditions to most parts,” said a spokesman.“Temperatures will range from 15 to 18 degrees and there will be good sunny spells in light winds.“However the high pressure will cause the nights to be chilly with temperatures falling to between 6 and 9 degrees and mist or fog patches are likely to form.“Towards next weekend temperatures will climb a few degrees with maximum values of 19 to 21 degrees and it will remain dry.”  KIDS MUST BE BACK TO SCHOOL! HOT WEATHER ON THE WAY was last modified: September 2nd, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:KIDS MUST BE BACK TO SCHOOL! HOT WEATHER ON THE WAYlast_img read more

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Best friends to the end

first_img 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 “He saved my husband’s life,” a sobbing Gerda Mende said Friday in an interview at the couple’s North Hollywood home. “My son, (Alex) who was working with them, said, ‘We have to let people know he was a hero.”‘ Hapke’s stepsons, Brent Turnham, 32, and Bradley Turnham, 28, both of Burbank, were grief-stricken at Hapke’s slaying, but said they understood his need to help Mende. “We’re so happy to have Helmut alive,” said Brent Turnham, adding that he was also speaking on behalf of his wife, Joyce, who was in seclusion. “He wouldn’t have had it any other way. He really loved Helmut.” Hapke and Mende were both originally from Germany – Hapke from Berlin, Mende from Hamburg. They met in Vancouver, Canada, in 1960, but later moved to Los Angeles, where they could get painting work year-round. Together, they worked for several large companies, and then founded Colorfast Waterproofing & Painting in 1979. Twelve years ago, Jurgen Hapke – a burly 6-foot-4 commercial painter – came to the aid of an elderly purse-snatching victim, chasing down the assailant and retrieving the handbag. So no one who knew Hapke was surprised to hear that he didn’t hesitate to help his best friend and business partner when he was accosted by a knife-wielding assailant. Hapke’s selflessness cost him his life. The 65-year-old Burbank man was killed early Wednesday when he tried to help Helmut Mende, 71, who was attacked as the pair worked outside a Beverly Hills bank. Mende said he and Hapke had finished painting the three-story Wells Fargo Bank building in the 9300 block of Wilshire Boulevard and were taking down their equipment at 6:30 a.m. Wednesday when he saw an older-model car pull up and a man get out. Assuming the man was going to the ATM, he didn’t pay any attention until he felt something hit him, hard, in the back. He fought off his attacker, who had a large kitchen knife, wrapped inside a newspaper. Mende was stabbed in both arms, and then fell to the ground. Hapke rushed over, screaming at the man. The assailant stabbed Hapke in the chest. He staggered a few steps and fell. The man fled in a large, royal blue American-made car with a vinyl roof. “When he was running away from Jurgen, I could see part of his face and he was smiling,” Mende said, incredulous. Gerda Mendes added, “(Helmut) thinks he was high on drugs, because he was stabbing in the air with his knife like a madman, and he never said a word.” Authorities described the suspect as an African-American man, 30-40 years old, 5-foot-10 and 170 pounds, with a medium complexion and very short, dark hair. He was wearing a black and gray plaid shirt or jacket, and dark pants. “It was such a cowardly act,” Brent Turnham said. “These guys are not young, and to stab someone in the back.” Lisa M. Sodders, (818) 713-3663 lisa.sodders@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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