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North GT Inter-school championship: QC, Bishops’ High, St Rose’s High  and Westfield Prep record wins

first_imgNORTH Georgetown District 11 began their search for their 2017 team yesterday, with Queen’s College, Bishops’ High, St Rose’s High and Westfield Prep Primary each winning at swimming in their respective Zones, to take early leads as District 11 Inter-School Championships commenced.. By the end of the day’s action at the Colgrain Swimming Pool, QC had put together 189 points to successfully defend their title in Zone One, a 35 points lead over Marian Academy. Chase Academy were third with 112 points.Westfield Prep Primary also successfully defended their title in Zone Four, which comprises all the primary schools in the District. Westfield ended with three times the number of points as their nearest competitors – St Margaret’s.North Georgetown and Marian Academy shared third place after amassing 22 points each. Concord was fourth with 16 points and Winfer Gardens ended in fifth with 11 points.Over in the Zone Two, thanks to wins like those picked up by national swimmer Lian Winter, Bishops’ High were able to overthrow Christ Church and return to dominance, taking 165 points in the end. Swimming in the Girls’ Under-14 category, Winter championed the 50m freestyle and 50m backstroke, the only events in her category.Christ Church were unable to defend their title after putting together just 158 points. Guyana Trust College took third in Zone 2 with 124 points. School of the Nations had 50 points, while St John’s had 20 points. Another upset took place in Zone Three where St Rose’s High returned to unseat St Stanislaus College (Saints), with leading wins from top swimmer Leon Seaton in the Boys’ Under-14 category, and Nikhil Ramnarine in the Boys’ open.St Rose’s High, who did not participate at the event last year, stockpiled 156 points. Saints were not too far behind with 122 points. Saints scored a few top points from Alex Winter who ruled the Boys’ open category winning the 100m freestyle, 50m freestyle and 50m breaststroke events. Brickdam Secondary ended a distant third, in Zone 3, with 41 points followed by Business School with 33 points and St Mary’s Secondary 18 points. The schools continue their battle today at the Guyana Teachers Union (GTU) ground, with field events competition in Zones 1, 2 and 3. Tomorrow there will be Zone 4’s Inter-School Track Championships, while the Zone’s field events championships will be on Friday. The competition then continues next week with the Inter-School Track Championships for the remaining Zones.last_img read more

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England players take aim on Welsh title

first_img Internationals Gemma Clews, Sammy Fuller and Sophie Lamb will represent England in the Nations Cup at the Welsh women’s open stroke play at Conwy Golf Club from 29 April to 1 May. The players: Gemma Clews, 21, (Delamere Forest) recently won the Delamere Comboy Trophy at her home club for the third year in a row. She is a GB&I and England international and helped England win the 2015 women’s Home Internationals. Sammy Fuller, 16, (Roehampton) helped England win both the girls’ and women’s Home Internationals. She tied for the 2015 Irish U18 stroke play and this year she scored a record seventh win in the Florida Junior International Championship (image © Leaderboard Photography. Sophie Lamb, 18, (Clitheroe) was runner-up in the 2015 England Girls’ Order of Merit and represented England in the winning women’s Home Internationals team. This year she has won the Sunningdale Foursomes, reached the quarter finals of the Spanish amateur and was 15th in the Irish stroke play. 25 Apr 2016 England players take aim on Welsh title last_img read more

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Bombers can’t seal the deal after strong start at Ok-kan-aqen tourney

first_imgAfter knocking off the defending AA Boy’s champs, the L.V. Rogers Bombers slipped a couple of notches on the basketball season building program.
The Bombers dropped two straight — the final a 54-36 loss to Mt Boucherie of Kelowna — to finish in the middle of the pack at the 51st annual Ok-kan-aqen Invitational Boy’s Basketball tournament Saturday in Osoyoos.The tournament is hosted by the South Okanagan Hornets but was moved to Osoyoos after fire destroyed the Oliver-based high school earlier this year.The Bombers entered the eight-team tourney on a high after blasting Rossland Royals 87-18 in a West Kootenay High School game earlier in the week.LVR kept on rolling against the defending AA champion from South Okanagan in the tourney opener in front of the Oliver student body.Senior shooting guard John Zak sank a three-pointer in the final minute of the game to spark the Bombers to a 71-67 victory.The Hornets, starting the season ranked ninth in the recent AA poll, opened the game much like the squad finished the 2011 season in Kamloops, sinking seven three-pointers in the first quarter.But the Bombers, 2-2 on the season, stuck around against the home side as Matt Zukowski and senior Adam Grace each scored 16 points.Zak, finishing with 14 points, then dropped a three to put the Bombers ahead for good.However, LVR could not sustain the momentum against Similkameen Sparks of Keremeos in championship round action, falling to 64-59 to the third-ranked A school.The Bomber coaching staff was not pleased with the result feeling LVR played down to the Sparks level.The Bombers finished the tournament losing to the AAA Bears in the bronze-medal contest.LVR returns to action this week in Penticton at the Pen-Hi [email protected]last_img read more

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Security to be boosted as Wismar Post Office re-commissioned

first_imgThe Wismar Post Office which was partially gutted by fire following a foiled robbery last year reopened its doors to the public on Monday with emphasis placed on boosting security at the entity.The Post Office which utilises the lower flat of a two-storey building has been completely rehabilitated with a new perimeter fence.Last month, four months after the entity was torched, rehabilitation works began after the inking of a contract funded by Government and facilitated by the RegionalThe newly-commissioned Wismar Post OfficeDemocratic Council (RDC).Regional Chairman Renis Morian had stated that he was not pleased with the inconvenience and discomfort experienced by the community’s senior citizens who depend on the services offered at the location.Pensioners were forced to utilise services at the Mackenzie Post Office following the incident, which was reportedly plagued by overcrowding and other issues.Following the fire, the RDC had lobbied for the swift repair of the Wismar Post Office and has since made calls for it to become an agency to be budgeted for, in light of difficulties in securing funding to conduct the repairs.The interior of the building was reportedly set alight in the wee hours of August 2, 2018, after bandits forced their way into the building. They reportedly encountered difficulties in accessing monies from a safe which was believed to contain old-age pension payments.The safe, however, withstood the attempts and it is believed that the bandits then set the building alight. Pensioners who turned up to receive their old-age pension were unable to access payments due to the closure.The incident has led to calls by residents and officials for more security since the entity has been hit by numerous robberies in the past. No arrests were made in relation to the 2018 fire and attempted robbery.Meanwhile, the simple re-commissioning ceremony was attended by Postmaster General Karen Brown, Chairman of the Guyana Post Office Corporation (GPOC) Raphael Massiah and Director Martin Gaul.In addition, Regional officials including Chairman Renis Morian, Vice Chairman Elroy Adolph, pensioners and members of the GPOC were also present.last_img read more

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Sparks: The Warriors earned their spot as an all-time great team…from this era

first_imgSomething those of us that work in sports media, and sports fans in general, love to do when we see greatness is compare it to past greatness.I can’t count how many times I’ve been asked if all-time Team A could beat all-time Team B in a head-to-head contest.When the Golden State Warriors finished off the Cleveland Cavaliers to win their second title in three seasons, the talk began as to where the Warriors land in the scope of all-time greats.The talk was ramped up earlier this week when …last_img read more

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Local Roundup: Hoopa’s Roger Sanderson dominating Cal-Ore racing circuit

first_imgHoopa >> Hoopa’s Roger Sanderson won the ‘Hydro Heritage’ race at the annual Father’s Day event of the Cal-Ore River Racers circuit Sunday in Hoopa.Sanderson won the Hoopa Valley Tribe hosted ‘Hydro Heritage’ race on the Trinity River starting from the pole and taking first-place in each of the 6-legs from Hoopa upriver to Tish Tang Park.It was Sanderson’s third consecutive win in as many races to begin the 2017 season. The four-time Club Champion has now won five straight events dating back …last_img read more

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Kids, Geocaching and Lava – A Parent’s Guide to Geocaching with Kids

first_img SharePrint Related5 Film Genres GIFF Audiences LoveJune 5, 2018In “News”Back to School with GeocachingSeptember 16, 2019In “Community”The 3 Things to Avoid While Geocaching with KidsDecember 23, 2014In “Community” I enjoyed a three-hour geocaching adventure with Quadmommy this week.  It did, however, involve a little molten lava.  I’ll explain.Quadmommy wasn’t alone. As her name implies, Quadmommy has four kids. There’s more.  The mom from Washington State, USA, doesn’t just have four kids.  She has four boys.  And get this, all the boys are eight years old. They’re quadruplets. We can all learn from her.Quadmommy is a very patient person, who’s like an attentive director for her boys.  She’ll say, “Go there.  Stop that.  Don’t jump in the water. Put THAT DOWN!”  She’s on high alert now. The boys are out of school for the summer.Quadmommy’s quads.Imagine occupying four boys for the whole summer?  Quadmommy has a plan. She started geocaching with the kids in 2005.  She’s a professional at engaging her children. Geocaching is part of the family’s summer routine. The boys take turns holding the GPS. They race to be the first among them to find the cache. They’re outside and away from the TV.Quadmommy enjoys geocaching to expose the kids to new adventures.  They family has geocached in multiple states.  She says, “It’s so much fun, we go all sort of places.”  They’ve even cached outside of the Grand Canyon.But Quadmommy isn’t working alone to keep everyone entertained.  The kids bring something to the geocaching equation too.  They bring  LAVA.  Half the time that we were geocaching, we were also tossing a stuffed animal over an imaginary lake of lava.Not imaginary lava. Geocaching wasn’t just an exercise, in well, exercise. It’s also an exercise in imagination and creativity.But I think this lava thing might be catching on among geocaching kids.  Probably just like where you live, there’s a geocache not far from my house.  I was walking my dog this morning.  I walked past a family geocaching.  The kids there were jumping rock to rock, avoiding the “lava.”  Then I remembered that I used to jump from couch to couch as a child to avoid the “lava.”Maybe lava is a great gift idea for kids? Okay, let’s strike that idea.  Don’t buy lava for your kids.  Imaginary lava is the best way to go on this. Plus, it’s free.Quadmommy’s quads brought more to geocaching than just lava.  They turned toys from caches into “Franken-toys” – combining pieces of one toy with another to create a new toy. We had a local TV crew along for the geocaching adventure, so you too can  watch some of the adventure with Quadmommy and the quads.So, the next time that you’re geocaching with kids, don’t forget your GPS, pen or pencil and some swag- and definitely don’t forget your “lava.”Tell us, how do you engage your kids while geocaching? What tricks and games can other geocaching parents learn from you?Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

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Nice clicks nice pics

first_imgDelhi Photography Club presents their fourth edition of Nicefoto exhibition. As the club explains, this is a one of its kind exhibition for celebrating amateur photography across the world. Nicefoto 2014 will feature photos from over 135 enthusiasts aged between seven years and 67 years from India and around the world. Enthusiasts from as far as China, Netherlands, Australia, Italy, England, Germany, France, Spain, Singapore, USA and Dubai too have sent in their photographs.  Delhi Photography Club was setup with the intent of taking photography homes.  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The purpose of the DPC is to stimulate, enable, and nurture a fraternity of photography enthusiasts for mutual benefit. Due to fast changing internet and mobile devices space, many more people are consuming photos. They want people to store their memories more beautifully. The club is perhaps the first initiative of this kind in the entire country. To offer situations to practice photography, they do free photo walks every month. For learning the technique, we have workshops for various levels (beginner and intermediate), for motivation, they offer memberships and finally for platform, we have these exhibitions. The club also helps the undeserved children to express themselves creatively through its outreach activities. As a club, we have brought together businessmen, diplomats, doctors, lawyers, homemakers, students and children   and helped them in their creative expression using a camera.last_img read more

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Will fully cooperate in modernisation of Varanasi says Kyoto deputy mayor

first_imgNoting that there are several similarities between Varanasi and Kyoto, deputy mayor of the Japanese city Kenichi Ogasawara on Thursday said his country’s government and industries will fully cooperate in the modernisation of the holy city.The Japanese deputy mayor, who reached here on Thursday, held an open meeting with district municipal corporation officials, local MLAs and local corporators to discuss plans for development of the temple town on the lines of Kyoto. Ogasawara’s visit comes in the wake of a Sister City Partnership Agreement signed between Kyoto and Varanasi during prime minister Narendra Modi’s recent visit to Japan.Ogasawara said in a deal between any two cities, works are mostly carried out by Japan’s private industries, but here the Kyoto-Varanasi agreement was signed in front of Indian PM Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe.last_img read more

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