Aboriginal women remembered at local vigil

first_imgMissing and murdered aboriginal women will be remembered at the Sisters in Spirit Vigil this weekend. Organizer Connie Greyeyes says the event is one of many across the country, to pay tribute to victims of violence. [asset|aid=1940|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=88c0d700f5ba0434b4724f78fc649a77-Greyeyes 1_1_Pub.mp3] – Advertisement -The roughly four-hour vigil kicks off on Sunday at Centennial Park at 4:00 p.m. There will be Dancing and Drumming for one hour. Then, the vigil moves to City Hall, where participants will take part in a balloon release. The vigil then returns to Centennial Park for a candlelight vigil to remember the missing and murdered women. Greyeyes says there are around five aboriginal women that are missing from the North Peace area, and three have been murdered in recent history. [asset|aid=1941|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=37c066b890c5ba62aca87d060b493737-Greyeyes 2_1_Pub.mp3] Advertisement This is the second annual vigil held in Fort St. John. Last year, there were around 18 people who came out. Greyeyes says this year she expects that number to nearly double. While the vigil is held to remember aboriginal women, Greyeyes also encourages non-aboriginals to take part.last_img read more

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Classic transfer: Reds sign midfield experience – ‘fairy tale stuff’

first_img1 Gary McAllister may return to Liverpool as a coach Gary McAllister played less than 100 games for Liverpool, but his impact was huge.Gerard Houllier’s decision to sign the 35-year-old from Coventry in July 2000 surprised a few people – McAllister included – but by the end of the 2000/01 season, he had helped the club win the UEFA Cup, FA and League Cups.“This is fairy tale stuff for someone at my stage of life,” McAllister said of the move.In 87 Liverpol matches, a number of moments stand out.He put in a man of the match display against Alaves in the UEFA Cup final and capped the victory with a goal.The Scot is also loved by fans for his spectacular 45-yard free-kick against Everton, four minutes into stoppage time as Liverpool beat their Merseyside rivals 3-2.Days after that fabulous win, McAllister’s penalty against Barcelona set up the UEFA Cup date with Alaves, as Liverpool saw off Luis Enrique, Pep Guardiola and Rivaldo in a nail-biting semi-final at Anfield.Steven Gerrard, 20 years old at the time of McAllister’s arrival, claimed he learned “bucketloads” from him, writing in his autobiography that he would run to the team bus in order to sit next to his veteran team-mate for away games.McAllister left to become Coventry manager in 2002, though he could be about to make a welcome return, with reports suggesting Brendan Rodgers will make him a coach.last_img read more

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Poll: Students’ workload not heavy

first_img When Cindy Gilpin’s two children bring home math in Burlington, Mass., she tries to help, but she has a backup plan: “Go find your father.” As homework aids go, the Internet gets high marks, parents and teachers said in the AP-AOL Poll. More than 80 percent of both groups rated Internet resources as good or very good. So how much homework is too much? That’s the question that elicits emotion, one that sends parents to their school board asking why weary kids must lug home huge book bags. In the poll, only 19 percent of parents said their kids get too much homework. Take Stephen Orlando, 48, an engineer in Canal Fulton, Ohio. He says his 11th-grade daughter does four hours of homework a night. When 10 p.m. rolls around, he and his wife tell her: “You’re done; that’s enough.” Such personal stories are real. But apparently they are not the national reality. Parents polled said their children spend an average of 90 minutes a night on homework. The workload grows as the students do – 78 minutes of homework a night in elementary school, 99 minutes in middle school and 105 in high school. Even those numbers might be lofty. Could be that parents don’t really know how much time kids spend on homework when the bedroom door shuts. Consider what the students say. Most children age 9, 13 and 17 say they spend less than an hour a night on homework, according to a long-term federal study. That load has held steady, if not dropped, over the past 20 years. Plenty of students say they are not assigned any homework at all. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card Parents seem rather content, though, with the demands that homework places on their own time. In the poll, 64 percent of parents said they have little trouble finding time to help with homework, and 57 percent said they spend the right amount of time helping out. And for those parents who haven’t dipped into an algebra or chemistry book in a while? No worries – 70 percent say the homework they see is not too difficult for them to help with. Teachers, however, are skeptical about the support children get at home. Almost nine in 10 said parents don’t set aside enough time to help. By subject, math is the one kids need the most help with, parents and teachers agree. WASHINGTON – Too much homework? Sorry, kids, the adults aren’t buying it. Most parents say their children get the right amount of homework, and most teachers agree, according to an AP-AOL Learning Services Poll. Even among the parents and teachers who say the load assigned these days is out of whack, more say it’s too light – not too heavy. In Palmdale, Dwight Daugherty, 52, says his two sons barely take home any homework from high school. “Kids,” he says, “aren’t being as well educated as I was.” last_img read more

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GOLF NEWS: LETTERKENNY LADIES TRAVEL TO ENNISKILLEN FOR CHALLENGE CUP MATCH

first_imgLETTERKENNY LADIES GOLFThe Challenge Cup team played at home against Enniskillen last Sunday securing 4 matches and will play the return match in Enniskillen on Sunday 8th June. The Minor Cup team had to take an over night stay to Whitehead in Co Antrim but they successfully secured 2.5 matches and play the home match on Sunday 8th June.The Daily Mail Foursome team play Nairin and Portnoo away on Wed. 4th June.The mixed team play in Ballybofey against Strabane on Friday 6th June.Good Luck with all the matches. The continued success of the teams at Interclub level is generating great excitement in the club. The supporters at the 13th Hole wait in anticipation to hear the match score and to support the players.A big thank you to the ladies who take time out and support the teams.Junior Golf continues every Sunday and volunteers area needed to assist between 6pm and 8pm.Congratulations to the winning team in the 13 Hole Step Aside ScrambleAnna Curley – who chipped in for a birdie from the rough at the 6th – Pauline CurleyPeggy Forde, Anne Flannery.Alphie Greene’s Open was won by Mary McBride, 38pts b.o.t. Runner Up – Marian O’ Sullivan 38 pts and 3rd was Mena Breslin 35pts. Cat 1, Tracy Spence 34 Pts.. Cat 2, Peggy Forde 32pts,. Cat 3 Eileen Daly.Front 9 Maura Cavanagh 19pts,Back 9 Celine Bradley 18pts b.o.t, Senior: Vera Kearney.The Little Angels Open is on Thursday 5th June – Book Online.The Conwal Church Ladies & Gents Open is on Friday 6th June, please book on line or phone the pro shop for assistance 074 9121150.Just a reminder that Open Week will start on June 13th to 22nd.More details next week. The Ladies Club would like to offer sincere sympathy to Ceile and John Doran and family on the death of Ceile’s mother, Eileen O’Donnell, former member of Letterkenny Golf Club and past Captain of Rosapenna Golf Club.Her gentle ways and pleasant smile will be sadly missed. May she R I P.The Little Angels Open is on Thursday 5th June – Book Online.The Conwal Church Ladies & Gents Open is on Friday. Open Week is 13-22nd June.As well as our Ladies Opens, there will also be 9 hole evening competitions. This year, there will be a Golfer of the Week prize and points will be allocated from each competition. The 9 hole competitions are qualifying competitions..GOLF NEWS: LETTERKENNY LADIES TRAVEL TO ENNISKILLEN FOR CHALLENGE CUP MATCH was last modified: June 6th, 2014 by John2Share 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:golfLetterkenny ladiesNoticesSportlast_img read more

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MAGNIFICENT 7 FOR MURPHY AS IRELAND DESTROY AUSTRALIA

first_imgIreland (1-13-5) 50 Australia (0-7-8) 29 MICHAEL MURPHY once again showed his sheer class in a devastating Irish victory over Australia – bagging seven scores in the comprehensive win in the second and final test.No wonder the Aussies don’t want to play this Series anymore. They are sore losers and when sore losers lose…they don’t want to play.They were once again utterly outclassed by amateurs. (Remember Aussie Rules Football is a professional sport.) There’s just no telling for class though – regardless of codes – and Donegal GAA county captain and Glenswilly star Michael Murphy showed the Australians what it is to have the class of a great sportsman.The hosts led just once – at the start of the first quarter. After that Ireland were utterly dominant. Super, in fact.The pity was that Ireland’s victory was in front of a measly crowd of 12,545. It seems the Aussie public are sore losers too.Steven McDonnell took his career scoring total to 118 in his last match for the nation. Murphy was yellow carded (harshly) for rough play in the 34th minute – and several other cards followed as the Aussies turned to their more violent game as tempers flared.Thankfully the match didn’t end up in a brawl – and Ireland cruised to victory and are bringing home the Cormac McAnallen Cup.Murphy can be proud. As can the superb Donegal team mate Neil McGee.IRELAND : 1 S Cluxton (Dublin, captain); 18 C McKeever, (Armagh, vice-captain), 27 K Reilly (Meath), 21 N McGee (Donegal); 19 K McKernan (Down), 9 P Hanley (Mayo/ Brisbane Lions), 2 C Begley (Laois); 28 Z Tuohy (Laois/Carlton), 14 T Kennelly (Kerry/Sydney Swans); 7 L Glynn (Wicklow), 31 T Walsh (Kerry/Sydney Swans), 20 J McMahon (Tyrone); 23 M Murphy (Donegal), 6 K Donaghy (Kerry), 16 S McDonnell (Armagh). Inter-change: 3 E Bolton (Kildare), 4 E Cadogan (Cork), 5 E Callaghan (Kildare), 11 D Hughes (Monaghan), 13 P Kelly (Cork), 22 B Murphy (Carlow), 8 F Hanley (Galway), 30 A Walsh (Cork). Scorers: McDonnell 9 (0-3-0), T Walsh 9 (0-3-0), M Murphy 7 (0-2-1), Glynn 7 (1-0-1), Donaghy 7 (0-2-1), Callaghan 3 (0-1-0), Kennelly 3 (0-1-0), McMahon 3 (0-1-0), Tuohy 1 (0-0-1), McKernan 1 (0-0-1).AUSTRALIA : 1 M Suckling (Hawthorn); 5 S Grigg (Richmond), 8 J Frawley (Melbourne), 9 J Kelly (Geelong Cats, vice captain); 40 D Wojcinski (Geelong Cats), 24 J Patfull (Brisbane Lions), 4 A Swallow (North Melbourne); 2 Z Smith (Gold Coast Suns), 17 B Vince (Adelaide Crows); 21 B McGlynn (Sydney Swans), 11 M Robinson (Carlton), 7 M Nicoski (West Coast); 18 B Green (Melbourne, captain), 6 A Monfries (Essendon), 44 S Milne (St Kilda). Inter-change: 3 L Shiels (Hawthorn), 10 J Trengove (Melbourne), 13 T McKenzie (Gold Coast Suns), 14 C Ward (GWS Giants), 15 R Gray (Port Adelaide), 26 R Douglas (Adelaide Crows), 16 R Nahas (Richmond), 29 E Wood (Western Bulldogs). Scorers: Green 10 (0-2-4), Smith 9 (0-3-0), Robinson 4 (0-1-1), McGlynn 3 (0-1-0), Milne 1 (0-0-1), Swallow 1 (0-0-1), Trengove 1 (0-0-1). Scores by quarter : 9-8, 25-15, 7-1, 9-5.MAGNIFICENT 7 FOR MURPHY AS IRELAND DESTROY AUSTRALIA was last modified: November 5th, 2011 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:donegaldonegaldaily.cominternational rules squadireland victoruMichael MurphyRules Serieslast_img read more

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Softball Earns Two Wins On Final Day Of UNI-Dome Classic

first_imgNext Game: at Arkansas 2/27/2016 – 3:00 PM Watch Live Live Stats Full Schedule Roster CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The Drake University softball team earned wins over South Dakota State and Western Illinois on Sunday to close the 2015 UNI-Dome Classic played at the UNI Dome. Drake (4-1) started the day with a 5-3 win over South Dakota State then defeated Western Illinois, 5-2, in its final tournament game. In the win over the Jackrabbits, sophomore Tasha Alexander (Eddyville, Iowa) and freshman Kennedy Frank (Chesterfield, Mo.) each slugged two-run home runs and Frank finished with three hits. Freshman Taryn Pena (Columbia, Ill.) drew a bases loaded walk in the seventh inning for an insurance run. Sophomore pitcher Nicole Newman (Madison, Wis.) tossed seven innings and allowed three runs on five hits while striking out eight as she improved to 3-0 on the young season. Newman has racked up 33 strikeouts in her first three starts. Junior Megan Sowa (Gurnee, Ill.) led the Bulldogs in the win over the Leathernecks as she went 2-for-4 at the plate with a triple and home run and three runs batted in. Pena drove in Sowa for Drake’s first run of the game in the fourth inning on an RBI-double as it tied the game at 1-1. In the fifth inning, Sowa broke the tie with a three-run home run, her first homer of the season. Later in the final frame, Sowa ripped a run-scoring triple for the team’s final run. Senior pitcher Mariah McKinnon (Oxford, Iowa) had an outstanding game in the circle. McKinnon went seven innings and allowed two runs on seven hits and struck out two as she moved to 1-1 on the season. Western Illinois scored one run in the final frame and had runners on second and third base, but McKinnon got a strikeout to end the game. Drake has a long break before its next contests as the Bulldogs will play next at the Razorback Invitational on Feb. 27 & 28 with on game each day against UMKC and the hosts, Arkansas. Print Friendly Version Previewlast_img read more

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Half-time: Maccabi Tel Aviv 0 Chelsea 1

first_imgGary Cahill’s 20th-minute goal put Chelsea ahead in their Champions League clash in Israel, where former Blues defender Tal Ben Haim was sent off five minutes before the interval.Cahill blasted in the loose ball after keeper Predrag Rajkovic had produced a brilliant save to tip the defender’s header from Willian’s corner on to the post.And worse followed for Maccabi Tel Aviv when Ben Haim was red-carded after kicking Diego Costa in an extraordinary outburst.Chelsea, who will qualify for the knockout stage tonight if they pick up three points and Dynamo Kiev fail to win away against Porto – the Ukrainian team were also 1-0 up at half-time – had problems at the back early on.Dor Petetz missed a glorious chance for the home side when he headed over from four yards out when left unchallenged.And Chelsea had another left-off when John Terry cleared Eran Zahavi’s left-wing cross as far as Eli Dasa, who fired over.But the Blues then stamped their authority on the game and Cesar Azpilicueta fired over after exchanging passes with Oscar before Cahill found the net.Chelsea: Begovic; Azpilicueta, Cahill, Terry, Baba Rahman; Fabregas, Matic; Willian, Oscar, Hazard; Costa.Subs: Blackman, Ivanovic, Zouma, Mikel, Loftus-Cheek, Pedro, Remy.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Charles Barkley to Klay Thompson: Warriors “not going to make the playoffs”

first_imgSay this about Charles Barkley: when he makes a prediction, he makes sure his foot is in easy access of his mouth.Which is to say that even when his prognosticative abilities let him down — and remember he once said the Warriors played “little girly basketball” — he never runs from them.Exhibit A: last spring, Barkley pronounced that the Clippers would reach the conference finals. And they might have, had not the Warriors taken them down in six games.Exhibit B: Barkley, in the wake of …last_img read more

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A Hairy Evolution Story

first_img51; A mammal hair was found in amber.  It is claimed to be 100 million years old, but it is identical to modern mammal hair.  What is the meaning of this find?  How should it be interpreted?  It may say more about the modern evolutionist than about evolution itself.    New Scientist told the story.  The title read like a crime scene: “CSI 100 million years BC: oldest mammalian hair found.”  Romain Vullo at the University of Rennes I in France discovered the hair in a piece of amber (petrified tree sap) in southern France.  This is the oldest sample of mammal hair ever found, the article said.    Reporter Shanta Barley explained right off the bat that the evidence is plain and simple: “The scales on the hair – which provide its protective waterproof cover – are identical to those found on the hairs of mammals walking the Earth today.”  She reinforced the point later: “It turns out that the pattern is identical to that found on modern mammalian hair: rows of overlapping scales stacked on top of each other in an orderly fashion, with each row roughly 2 to 8 micrometres high.”     The scientists examining the hair had a little fun imagining what the animal was and how it died.  It might have been a small opossum-like animal, and it might have been running up a tree when it got stuck in the tree sap.  “Interpreting the ancient ‘crime scene’ where the hair’s owner died is fraught with difficulties,” Barley noted.  What’s really noteworthy is how to explain the hair being identical to modern hair after 100 million years of evolutionary time.  That’s where Vullo should have closed his mouth, because he just won Stupid Evolution Quote of the Week: “Perhaps mammalian hair does its job so well that it does not need to evolve.”Once upon a time, children, Hairy and Skinny were clinging to Mr. Opossum in the mystic forest.  Skinny looked at the fantastic array of dinosaurs, birds, mammals and reptiles around him, and thought, “I’m so plain and skinny.  I really need to reach my potential.  I need to stretch and learn new things.  Someday I’ll become covering for a whale or an elephant.  I’ll be a fat hippopotamus and develop my own sunscreen (05/25/2004).  I’ll cover fantastic creatures large and small.  My sensors will become so fine, they will rapidly move along the strings of musical instruments, and cover the scalps of philosophers!”  Hairy just laughed at all this.  “You dreamers and visionaries,” he said, “you always have your head in the clouds.  Don’t you realize how many mutations you are going to have to suffer through to wait for those things to emerge?”  Skinny sighed, deflated at the prospect.  “You should be like me,” Hairy said.  “I don’t worry.  I do my job so well, I don’t need to evolve!”    Cut, print, publish.  That’s genius.  That’s the thinking of a real scientist.  Children, aren’t you glad we have scientists to entertain us with stories of how we got here?(Visited 22 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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Amazon Kindle is Retailer’s Best-Selling Product of All Time

first_imgTags:#Amazon#E-Books#NYT#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Amazon still won’t disclose the exact number of Kindle sales, but it is saying today that the third generation of its Kindle e-Book reader is now the Internet retailer’s best-selling product of all time, even selling more than the last Harry Potter book, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.”So how many is that? “Millions,” says Amazon. More than the reported 7.5 million iPads reported back in October? More than the estimated 13.8 million iPads forecasted to ship by year-end?Amazon Won’t Give Numbers…According to Amazon (well, the details it would release, that is), more people activated Kindles and downloaded Kindle books and apps on Christmas Day than on any other day in history. The Kindle Wi-Fi and Kindle 3G were Amazon’s best-selling products this holiday season ?(Nov. 14 though Dec. 19, based on units ordered) in its Electronics category, followed by the iPod Touch 8 GB.Says Amazon, the Kindle is popular because of its low $139 price point, its e-ink technology for reading e-books outside in direct sunlight, its lighter weight and long-lasting battery life, among other things.But these “figures” from Amazon aren’t saying much – they’re just getting it press (guilty). So it sold more than a hugely popular book released nearly three years ago? So a product made by Amazon and heavily promoted on its website is a top-seller?So?But Analysts Will…Without hard numbers, it’s hard to know where the Kindle stands now in terms of its competition.Analysts have a few guesses, though. According to analysts surveyed by Bloomberg this month, Amazon is likely to sell more than 8 million Kindles this year, which is at least 60% more than previously predicted. (Citigroup, Barclays Capital, BGC Partners LP and ThinkEquity LLC had previously estimated Amazon would sell about 5 million Kindles this year. Caris & Co. predicted 4.8 million, and Goldman Sachs Group Inc. projected 4 million to 5 million.)We do know that Amazon likes to take every opportunity to tout the Kindle’s success. For example, in October, a day prior to the reveal of the Barnes & Noble Nook, Amazon released a statement saying how its Kindle sales were already topping 2009 holiday sales. “It’s still October and we’ve already sold more Kindle devices since launch than we did during the entire fourth quarter of last year–astonishing because the fourth quarter is the busiest time of year on Amazon,” Steve Kessel, senior VP, Amazon Kindle said at the time.Considering E-book Marketshare The Kindle, in some people’s opinion, isn’t a direct iPad competitor, which is true. It does, however, compete for e-book marketshare with its Kindle e-bookstore. And there, analysts have projected falling numbers for Amazon over the next five years. For example, in February, Credit Suisse analyst Spencer Wang told The Wall St. Journal that it expects Amazon’s share of e-book business to fall from 90% to around 30% by 2015.“Near term, we suspect that the iPad and the new eBook agency pricing model, which requires that Amazon increase retail prices to be more consistent with Apple’s pricing, will provide Kindle with the most market share headwind,” said Wang. “Going forward, we can envision a scenario where Apple, Amazon, and Google eventually split the market.” Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…center_img sarah perez A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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