Jason BoydPolitical ad: A Letter From The Wife:As this election season comes to an end, I would like to give you a glimpse into the Boyd For Sheriff campaign. This has been a unique campaign, to say the least. No fairs, festivals, parades, events, or debates due to Covid-19, but that has not stopped Jason from getting to the people. Jason has continued to share his passion with the citizens of Sumner County, all while respecting Covid-19 restrictions. I have seen this firsthand as I have watched Jason spend several hundred hours answering questions and visiting those he will serve either through the separation of a screen door, standing six feet apart, wearing masks or by phone.I know this same behavior of commitment will pour over into the Sheriff’s Office. Jason will be available, accountable, and at your service, Sumner County. You will KNOW your Sheriff. He will be your leader, your neighbor, your confidant, and he will be a Sheriff you can be proud of. Jason’s heart matches his passion and that’s a big deal! You can see the plans Jason has for our community on the website: https://boydforsheriff.com/I appreciate all the support we have received from our community and look forward to the opportunity to represent the Sumner County Sheriff’s Office. Faith over fear. Sincerely, Kori Boyd (Paid for Boyd for Sheriff, Kori Boyd)
Not so fast Nelson Leafs.The Beaver Valley Nitehawks registered a statement win Friday against Murdoch rival Nelson Leafs as all teams began the stretch run to the end of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season.The defending KIJHL Champs scored twice in the second period to dump the Nelson Leafs 4-1 in KIJHL action at the NDCC Arena.Kevan McBean, netting the winner on the power play, and Aiden Browell, scored in the second period to snap a 1-1 tie and send the Hawks en route to the victory.Sawyer Hunt had given the Leafs a 1-0 lead in the first period.However, the Leafs were unable to get out of the frame with the lead as Karsten Jang beat Josh Williams in the Leaf nets with just over two minutes remaining in the period. It was the first goal Williams had allowed in four games.McBean, with is second of the night, completed the scoring in the third period for the Hawks, now winners of four straight.The loss snapped a five-game winning streak for the Leafs and drops Nelson into a first-place tie with Castlegar Rebels.The Rebels defeated Grand Forks Border Bruins in the Boundary City Friday night.Nelson, leading Beaver Valley by 10 points in Murdoch standings, out shot the Hawks 31-25.The Leafs, dropping to 26-7-1-0-2, now host Grand Forks Friday before traveling to Beaver Valley to continue a game Sunday that was postponed December 29th due to a power failure at the Fruitvale Arena.
The 2017-18 edition of the Western Carolina University “Learning Live!” series, an initiative sponsored by the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center to expose Western North Carolina school children to the arts, will get under way Friday, Sept. 15, with “Jack’s Great American Road Trip.”“Learning Live!” programs, which continue through March 2018, are open only to students in public and charter schools as well as homeschooled children. Tickets are $3 per student. Accompanying teachers receive complimentary admission.The matinee series is designed to introduce younger audiences to the performing arts through high-quality, curriculum-related performances by professional and nationally recognized touring companies that bring literature, history, drama and music to life on stage, said Denise Drury Homewood, executive director of Bardo Arts Center.“Through this series, we are offering low-cost performing arts experiences to K-12 schools in a seven-county service area in Western North Carolina, including Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Jackson, Macon and Swain counties as well as the Qualla Boundary,” Drury Homewood said.Up first, “Jack’s Great American Road Trip” is designed especially for children in prekindergarten through fifth grade and showcases the wide variety of people and places that comprise the United States. Performances are at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.Other shows in the series:* “Lady of Bullyburg,” an anti-bullying program for grades pre-K through 5, 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 13.* “The Warriors of AniKituwha,” a program of Cherokee dance, history and culture for grades pre-K through 5, 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 3.* “Winter Fables,” a holiday-themed literature program for grades pre-K through 5, 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 15.* “A Game Apart: The Jackie Robinson Story,” for grades 3 through 8, 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 2.* “Upcycled Cinderella,” a play encouraging teamwork, friendship and creativity, for grades pre-K through 5, 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Friday, March 2.The “Learning Live!” series is sponsored in part by through a $2,500 contribution from the Walnut Cove Members Association, a nonprofit organization consisting of property owners at The Cliffs at Walnut Cove.For more information, visit the website BardoArtsCenter.wcu.edu or call 828-227-ARTS.
7 April 2008India is to offer trade privileges to countries on the African continent, especially those least developed nations, with the Asian economic giant stating that market access was vital in ensuring the development of international trade.Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said his government would offer a duty-free tariff preference scheme for the least developed countries around the world to spur trade and commerce.“The objective of our partnership is to co-operate with all African countries, within the limits of our capacities and capabilities, in their efforts towards achieving economic vibrancy, peace, stability and self-reliance,” he said in his opening address at the two-day India-Africa Forum summit in New Delhi on Tuesday.“Towards this end, it is our intention to become a close partner in Africa’s resurgence.”Under the scheme, India will unilaterally provide preferential market access for exports from all 50 least developed countries, 34 of which are in Africa.Singh explained that the scheme would cover 94% of India’s total tariff lines, and would offer preferential market access on tariff lines that comprised almost 93% of the global exports of all least developed countries.Some of the products of immediate interest to Africa that are covered include cotton, cocoa, aluminium ore, cashew nuts and ready-made garments.Singh said India would also undertake the development of critical projects over the next five to six years, against grants in excess of US$500-million.He said that India would also strengthen local capacity by creating regional and pan-African institutions of higher education, especially in sciences, information technology (IT) and vocational education; invest in research and development in renewable forms of energy; and agricultural development.“We will enhance opportunities for African students to pursue higher studies in India,” he added. “As an immediate measure, we propose to double our long-term scholarships for undergraduates, post graduates and higher courses and increase the number of training slots under our technical assistance programme from 1 100 to 1 600 every year.”Leaders of 14 African countries were in attendance to explore deeper trade relations with India, which is now the world’s fourth largest economy. Africa-India trade has surged significantly, from $5.5-billion in 2002 to $30-billion last year.Source: BuaNews and NNN
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd boss Solskjaer puts Darmian on notice for Newcastle clashby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admits they go to Newcastle United well short of numbers.Matteo Darmian will provide cover with Phil Jones likely to start alongside Victor Lindelof, after coming off the bench in the 4-1 victory over Bournemouth. Chris Smalling, who might return in time for the game against Tottenham Hotspur on 13 January, and Marcos Rojo are still sidelined.When asked if he will only have two centre-backs available for the trip to Tyneside, Solskjaer replied: “That’s enough isn’t it? It should be enough with two! We’ll have to look at it, of course, but we’ve got Darmian, who can definitely play centre-back. “I don’t think Rojo will make it so it will probably be Darmian as back-up centre-back.”
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Lokomotiv Moscow coach Yuri Semin: I WANT Atletico Madrid to win Champions Leagueby Paul Vegas23 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLokomotiv Moscow coach Yuri Semin is backing Atletico Madrid to win the Champions League.Loko fell 2-0 at home to Atletico last night.And Semin admits he was impressed: “This Atlético is a younger, rejuvenated team, but they still have the same style. “They are one of the leaders of LaLiga and hopefully they can win the Champions League.”It is a strong candidate, it is what I want, congratulations and luck.”He also said of Atleti whiz João Félix: “He is the future of Atlético, has played with a control, pace and created great problems.”
Liverpool ace Sadio Mane assures fans: I won’t stop with thisby Paul Vegas4 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool ace Sadio Mane insists he’s capable of much more in a Reds shirt.Before the international break, Mane reached 50 goals in 100 games for the club.But he told Teledakar: “It’s not bad, I know I can do better. “I’m happy with what I just realized, I’m proud to have scored 50 goals with Liverpool. “I will not stop there, I will continue to work to score more goals in club as in selection.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Story Highlights The event will see youngsters from the home unleashing their varied talents through song, dance, and the playing of musical instruments in different genres. The Manning Child Care Facility in Southfield, St. Elizabeth, will be staging its second music festival on Thursday, August 30, 2018 under the theme: ‘Unleashing Talents’.The event will see youngsters from the home unleashing their varied talents through song, dance, and the playing of musical instruments in different genres.Manager of the facility, Delroy Brown, told JIS News that the event seeks to further enhance the self-confidence of the boys by encouraging them to display the talents they have garnered over the years.“The festival is to expose the talents of the young men at the facility who have been engaged in music over the past two years. We have a marching band and a concert band. We also have a recording studio, so the guys do their own composition,” said Mr. Brown.There are 50 boys enrolled at the facility aged between 8 and 19 years, and not all of them play musical instruments.Mr. Brown explained that most of them attend external educational institutions. “Their involvement in music is medicine to their soul. It helps to reduce some of the behavioural problems that we come across, because music itself is a therapy, so it reduces the level of aggression and the constant bickering by the boys,” he said.He informed that on Thursdays and Fridays the boys are allowed to use the facility’s state-of-the-art recording studio to voice their work. Their first recording was a song about their experiences at the facility. They have also been honing their talent by playing at various external functions, including funerals.This year’s festival will begin at 1:00 p.m. and is open to the public. Among those providing support will be Chief Executive Officer of the Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA),Mrs. Rosalee Gage-Grey, and members of her team; other children in State care and community members.There will also be performances by Johnny Williams of the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts, and other special guests. Manager of the facility, Delroy Brown, told JIS News that the event seeks to further enhance the self-confidence of the boys by encouraging them to display the talents they have garnered over the years. The Manning Child Care Facility in Southfield, St. Elizabeth, will be staging its second music festival on Thursday, August 30, 2018 under the theme: ‘Unleashing Talents’.
RIDE Foundation (Robyn & Italo Dance Events), formed by Pro-Am ballroom dance partners, Robyn Shreiber and Italo Elgueta, held its second annual event gala, DANCE FOR FREEDOM, on September 29 at the Broad Stage in Santa Monica.Brooke Burke Attends Dance For Freedom GalaProceeds from the event benefit two of Los Angeles’ leading organizations who are dedicated to fighting human trafficking – CAST (Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking), and Journey Out. RIDE was established in 2016 to create one-of-a-kind dance events for difference-making charities, encompassing humane and ecological causes and featuring the talents of compassionate stars of the dance world. Dance For Freedom was emceed by Brooke Burke and produced by Tony Award-winning producer Scott Mauro.“The idea of using the language of dance to help vital and meaningful organizations tell their story is thrilling. Survival. Freedom. Every step we take is orchestrated so they can dance free for the rest of their days,” said Italo Elgueta, in welcoming the 400 guests. “We are so very pleased to honor Dr. Stephany Powell of Journey Out and Kay Buck of CAST. We are honored to shine a spotlight on their transformational work,” added Robyn Shreiber in presenting Dr. Powell and Ms. Buck with an official recognition from Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley Thomas and State Assembly member Sydney Kamlager-Dove.“I want to thank Robyn and Italo for this incredible recognition of dance as a transformative journey to freedom. Freedom to step into one’s dreams and aspirations,” said CAST CEO Kay Buck who accepted the RIDE Champion Award from actress and anti-human trafficking activist Kate Bosworth. “And I want to thank all of you for believing in these dreams. Together, as a community of dancers –or maybe just spectators- we are giving a gift of healing that grows into a voice that is stronger than words. With us, you are empowering survivors of human trafficking to change their lives and achieve their dreams.”“I encourage you to use your passion as an incredible force to fight slavery,” said Journey Out Executive Director Dr. Stephany Powell. “If you’re an artist, we need you. Dancers, we need you. Doctors, teachers, bankers, we need you. We need all of you regardless of your profession to fight against slavery it is not a battle we can win alone. Those who work for CAST and Journey Out are in the battle and will continue to need your help.” Dr. Powell accepted her award from Dancing with the Stars’ Cheryl Burke.The event also honored Carrie Ann Inaba with the inaugural Artistic Integrity Award, presented by actress Constance Marie. The RIDE Artistic Integrity Award celebrates members of the entertainment industry for their outstanding professional accomplishments in dance and choreography, and for their heartfelt humanity that has made a difference for a multitude of worthy causes. Inaba, a veteran choreographer most recognized as a judge on ABC’s Emmy Award-winning “Dancing with the Stars,” as well as for her work on such popular series as “American Idol” and “So You Think You Can Dance,” is a spokesperson and advocate for many causes, including Drea’s Dream, a national program that raises funds for dance therapy for pediatric cancer patients, as well as The Animal Project Foundation and Best Friends Animal Shelter, for which she serves as a celebrity ambassador.The Evening included a spectacular ballroom dance show headlined by Louis Van Amstel and Anna Trebunskaya, as well as performances by Dancing with the Stars: Juniors’ Sage Rosen, and stars from the ballroom dance world including Max Sinitsa and Tatiana Seliverstova, and Oksana Platero. Guests in attendance included American Housewife’s Julia Butters, Dancing with the Stars’ Keo Motsepe, and Dancing with the Stars: Juniors’ Kami Couch and Jake Monreal.Dance for Freedom sponsors include Tito’s Handmade Vodka, LeNique exclusive designer dancewear, and doTERRA Wellness Advocates. Los Angeles magazine was Dance for Freedom’s media partner.In 2017, RIDE held its inaugural gala event, Dance for Africa. The star-studded event raised funds for the African Wildlife Foundation, whose mission is to ensure that wildlife and wild lands thrive in a modern Africa.
CALGARY — Ensign Energy Services Inc. is giving Trinidad Drilling Ltd. shareholders less time to think about its hostile takeover bid.The Calgary-based company is moving up the deadline for acceptance of its $1.68 per share offer made in August to Nov. 27 from Dec. 13.It insists the cash value of its offer of about $470 million now outweighs the all-shares offer by larger Precision Drilling Corp. because its rival’s stock value has fallen by more than 25 per cent since it made its bid on Oct. 4.Trinidad’s board, however, says it prefers the friendly merger with Precision because its shareholders will own 29 per cent of the resulting company.It is recommending investors hang on to their shares and vote in favour of the Precision bid at a special meeting on Dec. 11, despite the market value of the bid having dropped from about $540 million to less than $400 million at Friday’s closing price.Oilfield services analysts have been split on which way shareholders should go but most agree no other bidder is likely to emerge given recently sliding world oil prices and poor prospects for drilling in Canada. Companies mentioned in this article: (TSX:ESI, TSX:TDG, TSX:PD)The Canadian Press