Two competitors injured during chuckwagon races recovering well

first_imgDriver Hugh Sinclair and outrider Doug Thomson collided during Sunday’s final and both were taken to the local hsopital. Sinclair was ejected from his wagon and sustained some soft tissue damage and deep bruising, but no broken bones or any serious complications. Thomson was knocked down before he was able to mount his horse and was released almost immediately after being treated for minor bumps and bruises. No horses required any veterinary care.Both cowboys are expected to compete at the WPCA Dodge Pro Tour stop this week in Rocky Mountain House, Alta. – Advertisement –last_img

State grant ups arts studies at SCV schools

first_imgSANTA CLARITA – Santa Clarita’s schools are developing plans and budgets for the extra cash flow they’ve received for arts education programs. Santa Clarita’s schools have long boasted successful visual- and performing-arts programs such as marching bands, choirs and dance teams that have earned state and national accolades. But funding for these programs has been an ongoing struggle. “For the most part we have relied on our wonderful parent organizations to fund our programs, music specialists and after-school enrichment classes,” said Joan M. Lucid, assistant superintendent of instruction for the Saugus Union School District. Crunelle is planning to submit a plan to the Hart board for approval next week that highlights a plan that includes a teacher-led committee. She said teachers decided unanimously to continue supporting established programs such as the district’s Honor Band and the Theater Project but also wanted to focus on staff development. “This will provide our staff with the opportunity to have their own staff development that will be focused on what is meaningful to them,” Crunelle said. This first plan covers a $105 million state grant that translates to $15 per student in the Hart district. The renewed commitment to visual- and performing-arts education comes after several studies confirmed the academic value of arts disciplines, said Nancy Carr, the state department of education’s visual and performing arts consultant. “There has been a dawning realization that students who have the opportunity to experience arts education perform better academically,” she said. Carr said the money should help teachers and administrators gain the financial means to ensure they are providing the most comprehensive, and academically rigorous, art programs for their students. (661) 257-5254160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “What we want to do now is capitalize on what parents have already done and make sure those experiences are the same for all children at all schools. In the past these special programs have been dependent on what parents were able to bring to the table.” Like Lucid, administrators at school districts have established committees made up of teachers, administrators and sometimes parents who help establish the needs of the visual- and performing-arts programs, most of them organized independently of programs at other district schools. The Saugus district plans to team with the Los Angeles County Arts Commission to develop a program spanning several disciplines. Across the board, administrators agree there’s value in combining the arts and education. “The arts are very important because they round out the school experience for children, and we know from research how much they can improve student achievement,” Lucid said. The Hart Union High School District has graduated several prolific musicians and thespians, but Leslie Crunelle, assistant superintendent of educational services, said funds have been short for visual- and performing-arts teachers and programs. last_img read more

Peace Country Comedy Festival coming up this weekend

first_imgTickets are still up available for select shows as comedians take the stage at the Lido tonight, to start off the 2nd annual Peace Country Comedy Festival.This year, eight comedians are performing nine different shows in Fort St. John and Dawson Creek.Primarly taking place at the Lido, comedians will also be performing at many different venues, from the Pomeroy Hotel, to the Lake Point Golf course in Charlie Lake, and Sudeten Hall in Dawson Creek.- Advertisement -Every comedian who is performing has performed at the Lido before – not necessarily as part of the comedy festival, but for their own shows.Owner of the Lido Brian Kirschner says he was inspired by comedy festivals in cities like Halifax, Winnipeg, and Montreal – and it wasn’t difficult to attract comedians to come perform in a smaller place than most comedy festivals.“They all love the Lido, we have a pretty good reputation across Canada,” Kirschner said. “They get treated top notch here, and really, I have to select comedians and pair it down to what I can have for shows … Getting the acts is the easy part.”Advertisement Kirschner is thinking big for the future of the festival – he hopes some day it can attract CBC to come broadcast the shows.Tonight, Greg Morton, Tim Nutt, and Johnny “Bagpipes” Johnston will take the stage at 8 PM – door open at 7 PM.last_img read more

Exclusive – Preston striker on Man United flop: ‘Falcao needed a cuddle!’

first_imgKevin Davies has told talkSPORT Manchester United flop Radamel Falcao “looked like he needed a cuddle” during Monday’s FA Cup fifth round clash at Preston North End.The Colombian star has so far failed to live up to his formidable goalscoring reputation since arriving at Old Trafford on loan at the beginning of the season, having netted just four times in 19 appearances.He struggled again during the Red Devils’ trip to Deepdale, where his substitution – being replaced by Ashley Young on the hour-mark – was key in the side’s comeback from a goal down to win 3-1 and seal their place in the last eight.And Preston striker Davies, who said he was “disappointed” with the manner of the defeat, admitted Falcao was not himself against the Lillywhites.“You got to give Van Gaal credit [for the turnaround],” he told Drivetime.“He took Falcao off and he was very quiet.“I was marking him at corners and he just looked like he needed a cuddle, he looked a little lost at times.“Obviously it’s a different style of football and a different environment for him, but Van Gaal made the change and that’s why he such a great manager.“They were struggling to get though us, we were really untroubled until they scored, and their first goal changed the game and they obviously went on to win it.”last_img read more

Mourinho hails ‘amazing’ Sanchez

first_img0Shares0000Manchester United’s striker Alexis Sanchez gestures during the FA Cup fourth round football match against Yeovil Town January 26, 2018 © AFPLONDON, United Kingdom, Jan 27 – Jose Mourinho hailed new signing Alexis Sanchez after he delivered a man-of-the-match performance to fire Manchester United into the fifth round of the FA Cup with a 4-0 win against lowly Yeovil Town on Friday.Sanchez was named in the starting line-up just days after he signed for United from Arsenal and was involved in the build-up to the first two goals, scored by Marcus Rashford and Ander Herrera. Substitutes Jesse Lingard and Romelu Lukaku added late gloss to the scoreline as United ran out comfortable winners against their fourth-tier opponents.“Alexis Sanchez is a fantastic addition, everyone is happy that he comes,” said a delighted Mourinho. “Good players want good players. The question is always which one is going to be left out, it is not about that for us.“We have a fantastic group of attacking players and he is another one with more maturity and experience. His choice for the second goal is a choice that a player like Marcus Rashford is too nervous to make that kind of decision. He brings maturity and class.”Fresh from signing a contract extension with United, Mourinho put out a much-changed side for the fourth-round clash in his 100th competitive match in charge but the visitors still had far too much firepower for Yeovil.Sanchez lined up alongside Michael Carrick at Huish Park, with the veteran midfielder making his first start since September after he received treatment for an irregular heart rhythm.It was the second time the sides have met in the Cup in four seasons and United were desperate to avoid an embarrassing slip-up against a side fighting for their lives in the bottom reaches of League Two.United dominated possession early in the game but were unable to create many clear-cut chances despite a potent-looking forward line featuring the likes of Sanchez, Rashford and Juan Mata.– Sanchez sharp –Sanchez, wearing United’s iconic number seven shirt, looked sharp on the left side of the attack, drifting into central areas to orchestrate United’s attacks and taking some knocks from the rugged hosts.Seconds after he shot narrowly wide from the edge of the area, he was involved in the build-up to the opening goal, releasing Rashford on the edge of the box.Rashford lost control of the ball but a disastrous defensive mix-up in the home-side’s penalty area gifted the 20-year-old forward with a clear opening, and he made no mistake, giving United the lead five minutes before half-time.The football was scrappy after the interval, with the rotated United line-up struggling to find attacking rhythm but they extended their lead with half an hour to go, with Sanchez again central to the move.The Chilean carried the ball forward during a United break and fed Herrera, who finished impressively with his left foot.United began to find their fluency in the latter stages, with the in-form Lingard and Lukaku adding the goals to reflect United’s superiority.Elsewhere on Friday, Sheffield Wednesday beat Reading 3-1 in an all-Championship clash.On Sunday, Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City, who remain on course for an unprecedented quadruple, have a tough challenge against Championship high-fliers Cardiff while Chelsea face Newcastle.In another all Premier-League tie on Saturday, Liverpool host West Brom while Nottingham Forest’s reward for dumping out champions Arsenal in the third round is a trip to Hull.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

St. Peter’s in thumping Copa Coca-cola start

first_img“It was a good game for us especially starting the championship with a win. You could say maybe the team from North Eastern was a bit overwhelmed by the weather or altitude but I think tactically, we overpowered them. The tournament is very tough but we will do our best to win the title,” St. Peter’s coach Moses Kibengwa told Capital Sport after the match.Subunly had the game’s first chance with Muktar Hillon going through on goal after breaking the offside trap, but his shot from inside the box was saved by the keeper.Having dodged the bullet, St. Peters who beat holders Kakamega High in the regional finals to book a ticket to the nationals went on the offensive. In the ninth minute, Stanley’s curling effort from the edge of the area went just wide.St Peters Mumias High school midfielder Ben Stanley controls the ball under pressure from Subunly’s wingers during their Copa Cocacola Under-16 School Games Championship at the Hill School in Eldoret on Tuesday July 24, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluTwo minutes later, they were away celebrating the opener when Haggai scored the first of his two on the second bite of the cherry, tapping the rebound home after the keeper had saved his initial shot from the edge of the box.St. Peter’s were dominating the game and should have had more were they more clinical with their chances. On the quarter hour mark, Stanley had a shot from the edge of the box but it was too weak to trouble the keeper.In the 20th minute, they were made to pay for their misses with Subunly skipper Feisal Abdi scoring from the penalty spot after a handball inside the box.Subunly managed to hold on to the 1-1 score line till half time but upon resumption, they capitulated. Within 10 minutes of the second half, the Western region representatives had sealed the game.Oloo tapped home from a rebound inside the box before Stanley’s stunning freekick beat the keeper. Haggai then added his second tapping home after a goal mouth melee before he finished off the job with a brilliant freekick from the right.Evans Onsarigo of Riyabu School celebrates his goal against St Ciprian during their Copa Cocacola Under-16 School Games Championship at the Hill School in Eldoret on Tuesday July 24, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluIn the other match, Evans Onsarigo’s thumping freekick from 30 yards out set Riyabu’s tone going against Eastern’s St. Cyprian before Solomon Ondari’s header 15 minutes later drove the final.In the girls’ matches, defending champions Olympic High School from Nairobi were handed a 5-0 thrashing by Rift Valley’s Wiyeta in a repeat of last year’s final which had ended in Olympic’s favor.Jecinta Karemana and Juliet Anyango scored a brace each with Sarah Nanjala adding the fifth in the romp.Action between Sega Girls and Alliance High School in action Copa Cocacola Under-16 School Games Championship at the Hill School in Eldoret on Tuesday July 24, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluIn the other Pool A match, Sega Girls from Nyanza outclassed Central Region’s Alliance High School 3-0 with Sharon Onino breaking the dreadlock from the penalty spot, before substitute Violet Achieng and skipper Rose Ogutu added on to the haul.Sega were hugely dominant against Alliance and they went to the break with a 1-0 lead after Onino thumped a penalty home after a handball inside the box.Alliance came back determined to draw level in the second half but had their bid punctured when Achieng broke the offside trap to break into the box and beat the keeper one on one.Skipper Ogutu finished off in superb fashion, dribbling away from her markers at the edge of the box before unleashing a thunderous shot that Alliance keeper Neema Kisuge could only watch as the net shook in an act of approval.0Shares0000(Visited 4 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Subunly captain Feisal Abdi vies for the ball against a St Peters Mumias High school opponent during their Copa Cocacola Under-16 School Games Championship at the Hill School in Eldoret on Tuesday July 24, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluELDORET, Kenya, Jul 24 – Western Region representatives St. Peters High School Mumias and Nyanza’s Riyabu school started their 2018 Copa Coca-cola campaigns on a winning note with St. Peters beating North Eastern’s Subunly 5-1 while Riyabu were 2-0 winners over Eastern Region’s St. Cyprian.Four second half goals saw St. Peters shake off an early scare from Subunly in a game that Kevin Haggai scored a hatrick while Jack Oloo and Ben Stanley added a goal each.last_img read more


first_imgA TEENAGE thug climbed into the back of an ambulance whilst paramedics were helping an ill patient, it has emerged.John Stokes, 19, from Chestnut Grove, Ballybofey, was so intoxicated he had little memory of the incident, his solicitor told Letterkenny District Court today.Garda Inspector Michael Harrison said that on December 22 last year Stokes had entered Ballybofey Garda Station where he became abusive. He left the premises after being warned to do so. However an hour later – at 2.50am – paramedics were working to stablise the victim of an assault in a separate incident in the town.Whilst they were doing so, Stokes got into the ambulance and lay down and went to sleep.As worried paramedics tried to get him to leave, Stokes became threatening and abusive and Gardaí arrived at the scene and arrested him, said Inspector Harrison.Defence solicitor Ciaran O’Gorman suggested that Stokes had gone to the Garda station earlier and that Gardaí should have known at that stage that Stokes was in an distressed and intoxicated state.“Why didn’t he go home?” asked Judge Paul Kelly, noting the incident was in the Main Street where Stokes lived.“He has very little recollection of what happened on the night. He became abusive to ambulance staff,” said Mr O’Gorman.Judge Kelly asked Stokes how he would have felt if he had been receiving treatment in an ambulance and someone else turned up and became abusive.“I wouldn’t have liked it,” said Stokes.Judge Kelly asked: “So why didn’t you go home instead?”Stokes replied: “I didn’t want to walk that way in case the man who hit me earlier was there again.”Stokes was fined a total of €350 and given a month to make a donation of €150 to Planet Youth in Ballybofey.DRUNK TEENAGER THREATENED PARAMEDICS AFTER GETTING INTO BACK OF AMBULANCE was last modified: November 4th, 2013 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:Ambulance driversBallybofeyGardaJohn Stokeslast_img read more


first_imgTHE lough Foyle ferry service is to stop – again, after funding ceases next month.The Greencastle-Magilligan ferry that has crossed Lough Foyle between counties Donegal and Derry since June 2002 will shut on October 2nd.A notice on each pier says the Lough Foyle Ferry Company regrets the service will be suspended from the close of business on Sunday, October 2nd. The notices say directors of the company hope the suspension will be temporary, and they look forward to recommencing operations early in 2012.FERRY SERVICE AXED (AGAIN) was last modified: September 19th, 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:ferryGreencastleLough FoyleMagilliganlast_img read more


first_imgKarl Lacey said Donegal remained calm at half-time in their Ulster SFC quarter-final clash with Derry, despite the fact they went in at the interval trailing by two points, after an ineffective opening 35 minutes. Karl Lacey has said Donegal stayed calm at half-time against Derry on Sunday, despite trailing at the break.Some suggested McGuinness must have read the riot act to his Donegal players at half-time, as they completely blew Derry away with a sensational 15 minute blitz at the start of the second-half.However, Lacey revealed McGuinness was calm at half-time, because he knew his side had it in their legs to overcome the deficit in the second-half. Lacey said, ” Jim kept things calm, we were two points down but we knew we had it in the legs.“We had the training done. We had the hard work done. We knew we had the fitness to push on.“We did that during the first ten or 15 minutes of the second half.“We had a couple of great moves and a couple of great scores. “I thought Leo’s goal was crucial and it came at the right time.Lacey said all focus has now turned towards their Ulster SFC semi-final clash with either Antrim or Fermanagh.“We’re not looking beyond the next match, people are suggested we’re in another Ulster final, but we’ll respect the challenge of either Antrim or Fermanagh and won’t underestimate either side.It’s a great game too look forward to, and it’s a great opportunity for us to reach another Ulster final. KARL LACEY REVEALS DONEGAL STAYED CALM AT HALF-TIME was last modified: May 28th, 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:DerrydonegalHome-page Sportkarl laceynewsUlster SFCvictorylast_img read more

Ronaldie Kirangwa to officiate Masaza cup opener between Gomba and Buwekula

first_img Tags: Airtel Masaza Cup 2018FUFA Women’s Cup Ronaldie Kirangwa (right) will take charge of the masaza cup opener (Photos by Agencies)With the weekend seeing both the Masaza Cup opener and FUFA Women’s cup final, the FUFA referees’ standing committee has appointed referees for two gamesBoth matches will be played on Saturday 23rd June 2018 but in different parts of the country.The FUFA Women’s Cup final between UCU Lady Cardinals and She Corporate will be played at Kabwohe Grounds, Sheema District.It will be handled by FIFA female officials with Shamirah Nabadda as the center referee.Shamirah Nabadda will officiate the Women Cup finals this SaturdayOlila High School Women Football club won the first edition of the competition last year after defeating Gafford Ladies on penalties in the finals played at the Madibira Primary school playground in Busia district.Olila High School won the inaugural FUFA Women’s cup in 2017The Masaza Cup opener between Gomba and Buwekula will be played in Kabulasoke where the Kabaka of Buganda Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II will grace the occasion as Chief Guest.The Chairman of Uganda Football Referees Association Ronnie Kalema confirmed the appointments.Gomba are the reigning champions of the Masaza Cup after defeating Ssingo 1-0 to claim their fourth title at Mandela National Stadium last year.Kabaka Mutebi greets the Gomba Ssaza team players prior to kick off of the 2017 final at Namboole stadium“The appointments have been made according to Art.18 par.1 of the FUFA Statutes and as required by FIFA, said Kalema.“We are glad that such tournaments help our referees gain more experience.The match officials for both games:FUFA Women’s Cup final: UCU Lady Cardinals vs She CorporateShamirah Nabadda-RefereeNantabo Lydia Wanyama-Assistant Referee 1Nakitto Marex Nkumbi-Assistant Referee 2Ssemambo Aisa Nabikko-4th officialReferees Assessor-Margaret KubingiMasaza Cup opener: Gomba vs BuwekulaKirangwa Ronaldie -RefereeMulindwa Hakim -Assistant Referee 1Lusambya Solomon -Assistant Referee 2Mpanga Ali -4th officialReferees Assessor- Tomusange AliThe 2018 Masaza Cup Groups:Group A:-Gomba-Kabula-Buweekula-KyadondoGroup B:-Ssingo-Kyaggwe-Butambala-Mawogola-BugerereGroup C:-Buddu-Ssesse-Kooki-BulemeeziGroup D:-Busiro-Mawokota-Busujju-Buvuma-BuluuriMasaza Cup  Cast of All Winners:2017 – Gomba2016 – Buddu2015 – Singo2014 – Gomba2013 – Mawokota2012– Bulemeezi2011– Buluri2010– Not Held2009– Gomba2008– Kyadondo2007– Mawokota2006– Kooki2005- Mawokota2004- GombaComments last_img read more