Hunt bound for another Saskatchewan winter, earns spot with Pats

first_imgIt appears Nelson’s Dryden Hunt is going to spend another winter in Saskatchewan.The soon-to-be 16-year-old earned a roster spot with the Regina Pats of the Western Hockey League.Hunt, the son of Karla and Jeff Hunt Nelson, had expected to attend the weekend session before whisking his way back to B.C. in time to attend training camp of the Westside Warriors of the BCHL.However, some impressive play during camp earned the 15-year-old Nelson Minor Hockey grad a spot on the Pats.Hunt, who came to Nelson from Kimberley, two seasons ago played in Saskatchewan in Wilcox at Notre Dame.Last season with the Kootenay Ice of the B.C. Major Midget League, Hunt finished the season scoring 19 goals and 28 assists in 40 games.The 5’10”, 181-pound forward suits up for his first WHL exhibition game Friday at home against provincial rival, Moose Jaw Warriors. Regina, entering a rebuilding phase, finished last season fifth in the East Division and 10th in the Eastern Conference with a 22-39-7 record.WHL teams are allowed a maximum of two 16 year-old players on the roster. Each 16 year old must play in a minimum of 40 regular season games. Hunt is not the only players from the Kootenay Ice to make the WHL grade. Jesse Knowler of Castlegar decided to forgo a chance to play for Trail of the BCHL, instead heading to Prince Albert Raiders.The Raiders are coached by former Nelson Leaf skipper Bruno Campese.sports@thenelsondaily.comlast_img read more

The players they will fight for in the Premier League

first_imgThe winter transfer market has already begun and despite the fact that Erling Haaland’s future has been resolved very quickly, there are still great players who could change their air very soon. Daily Mail He has compiled a small list of the great players that could be traded in January in which he explains which teams (especially the Premier League) go after them and the situation of each player.Timo Werner twenty He is one of the young people with the greatest projection of the international football landscape. The Englishman has accumulated a lot of experience both in the Bundesliga and in the Champions League. He will undoubtedly be in the European Championship with his selection of Gareth Southgate, since so far this year he has signed twelve goals and thirteen assists in 24 games with Borussia Dortmund. The 19-year-old is pretended by Real Madrid, but Chelsea and Manchester United will fight for him in the Premier League.James Rodriguez 5 It is by far the player with the least name on the list, perhaps because his team, Hull City, plays in the Championship (the equivalent of the second English division). The 23-year-old acts as a right winger, although he has a goal and can play nine if necessary. In the present campaign, he has 18 points and has distributed five assists in 27 games, being one of the sensations of the championship. Newcastle and Tottenham raffle it. 10 The 21-year-old defender is life insurance for RB Leipzig. The Frenchman is in the middle of London, as Arsenal, Tottenham and Chelsea follow. The team that now runs Mikel Arteta seems the best placed and would have even made an offer close to 50 million euros. The intention of the Gunner group is to sign it before Brexit can influence the transfer market regulations.Nathan Aké 2. 3 The Danish situation seems clear. He has refused to renew and José Mourinho has failed to convince him to stay at Tottenham. His contract expires in summer and Tottenham does not want it to come out for free, so that every day that passes it is lowering its price a little more. With Madrid out of the bid, Juventus remains, interested since last summer, but both Manchester United and Inter Milan want the midfielder this month. Italians could even give you a bonus for signing as long as you discard the rest of the options. Add three goals and three assists in 23 games, being one of the seasons in London in which less participation has had. Even so, he is a star and will be one of the most coveted players.Wilfried Zaha eleven eleven The Colombian player has had very bad luck on his return to Real Madrid. The injuries have ballasted him and it has been very difficult for him to enter into Zinedine Zidane’s plans. They are attentive to their future both Arsenal and Inter Milan or PSG, but the club that has sounded the loudest is the Everton of Carlo Ancelotti, who already had him at his command both in the Spanish capital and in Bayern Munich, in addition to Ask him during his time in Naples. He has a goal and an assist in nine games, but although he is interested in several clubs, at Real Madrid they count on him and blame his start of the season on bad luck, so in principle they have no intention of selling him, since the idea The main thing is that only Mariano and Brahim leave as assignees.Christian Eriksen The Ivorian is one of those great attackers who do not play for one of the best teams in Europe. A large would have the facility to convince him and enough money to cover his salary. The problem so far has been at the Crystal Palace, which has asked for a high price for it. Arsenal proved it last summer, when they saw a proposal rejected more than juicy. Londoners will continue in a bid that Chelsea joins, which has always been attentive to their movements, and Everton. His numbers are quite similar to those of Eriksen, since he has three goals and three assists in 22 games, although in his case he is undisputed holder in the English club.Dayot Upamecano 7 The German striker of RB Leipzig is backed by the 23 goals and 10 assists he has been in the 25 games played this season. His team is the leader of the Bundesliga, thanks to him. In the selection of Germany it is a fixed and can act as both forward and extreme or midfielder, although seen their numbers the position of nine is the one that best suits your style of play. Chelsea, Manchester United, Liverpool and Bayern Munich would be following in their footsteps.Jadon Sancho It is another highly sought after defense. The Dutchman is fast and strong and although he is in great shape with the Bournemouth, it seems that it will not last long there. Pep Guardiola is a big fan of his and reinforcing the central position would be the priority of Manchester City. Chelsea is also on the prowl and has considered offering about forty million pounds. Before he went to Holland as a left back, although now it is more common to see him as a partner of Van Dijk. Aké has a goal and an assist in 16 games and is considered one of the biggest threats in the Premier League air game.Jarrod Bowen 5last_img read more

4 years of increased burdens by APNU/AFC

first_imgDear Editor,Four years after entering office with a slim but controversial victory at the May 11, 2015 polls, the APNU/AFC coalition Government has reversed the direction of Guyana into a failed state. The coalition Government’s failure to address numerous scandals is the reality, which is that this coalition Government is considered to be the most corrupt Government ever in the history of Guyana.The APNU/AFC coalition Government has failed in every aspect of governance in order to realise the good life for all Guyanese. In just four years of governance, our country has lost hope.The are many signs of discrimination, racial and political discrimination against critics of the Government emerging, along with marginalisation, massive corruption in every section of the Government, the upsurge of crime is uncontrollable, taxation is the only form of revenue, unemployment of thousands of workers, no new investments or job creation especially for young people, etc.The list of failures of the Granger-led Administration has outweighed the few achievements, if there are any. Guyana can only recover from the mismanagement of the coalition Government by a new PPP/C Administration. The coalition Government has not delivered anything tangible in four years.Regards,Zamal Hussainlast_img read more

NHA Begins 3-Day Survey of West Point

first_imgNHA, LISGIS and West Point Zone 7 head George Gleh examine official maps that could be used as a basis for the survey-As part of process to upgrade townshipThe National Housing Authority (NHA), in collaboration with the Liberia Institute for Statistics and Geo-Information Services (LISGIS) on Monday, April 23, began a three-day survey of the Township of West Point as part of the entity’s effort to upgrade the community into a modern city, and put in place an ocean defense system that will protect the township from erosion.At a meeting with West Point Township officials, including the commissioner, William T. Dennis and community leadership, NHA’s representatives re-emphasized the decision by President George Weah to, among other things, upgrade the township with improved living conditions.The survey will include information about the number of residents; any resident with any piece of a document on land should submit a copy to the office of the Commissioner.Commissioner Dennis expressed appreciation to President Weah for his decision to provide better living conditions for West Pointers, and possibly change the community’s designation from a slum.He said since the exercise was discussed in the community, many people want to know whether it is not a clever attempt by the government to evict them from their homes.West Point officials admit that a little more than 99 acres of land belong to the Liberian government, but that the people have resided on it for more than 40 years.Aerial view of West Point, MonroviaOther groups participating in the exercise are the Liberia Land Authority (LLA), the Ministry of Lands, Mines and Energy and the Ministry of Public Works.Dennis meanwhile recommended to the NHA authorities that community leaders should be allowed the opportunity to get involved in discussions about the future of West Point that are held on the radio, so that they can adequately explain the nature of the exercise to those directly affected.The NHA representatives informed him that his recommendation meant the township’s preparedness to work along with the NHA and President Weah to develop better residences for the people.The survey will document how much land belongs to the government, the number of schools, market centers and religious areas.According to the NHA, it is the wish of President Weah to build a more affordable community that would transform West Point from a slum to another level, where the community will have access to modern living standards.“President Weah wants a better improvement for the people of West Point and so he mandated the NHA and other related agencies to work together to upgrade the community,” Duannah Siryon, NHA Managing Director said.While the survey and its upgrading are one part of the development initiative for West Point, the NHA said it recently completed a concept note to negotiate with a funder for the enhancement of the township.The NHA Managing Director said the government is seeking at least US$10 million from the funder, which is a pan-African finance institution created to exclusively support the development of the African real estate and housing sector. Through its strategic partnerships, it offers products and related services, which support the efficient delivery of commercial real estate and affordable housing.“The money is intended to develop about 2,000 units of affordable houses in West Point that will be exclusively given to low-income Liberians who are part of the Liberian government’s pro-poor governance agenda,” the NHA said in a statement.Other details on temporary residence during the upgrading exercise are currently being considered by the NHA but urges West Pointers not to panic during the exercise, the release concluded.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Skydiving siblings to raise funds for homeless charity

first_imgRhiannon and Ossian Smith are going to take to the sky on June 10th to complete a sponsored sky dive in aid of Humans Too, a charity group that work with Ireland’s homeless.The siblings are originally from Burtonport, with Ossian now being based in Letterkenny and Rhiannon working in support services in Dublin.Speaking to Donegal Daily, Rhiannon explained; “I decided to volunteer with the homeless, as I was so upset by the homeless crisis in Ireland – there are currently more than 7,000 registered homeless, and over 2,000 homeless children. “With Humans Too, we run a nightly mobile soup run in Dublin which distributes hot food, snacks, sleeping bags, clothing and hygiene products, as well as a friendly ear.“We are called Humans Too as these people ARE humans too, and should be treated with the respect and dignity every human needs” she added.Humans Too aim to provide additional supports to the homeless community in the future, however they are very limited due to funding. “I spoke to my brother and he was very moved by these stories from the streets, and before he knew what was happening he had agreed to do this with me! It will be an utterly terrifying endeavor, but hopefully it will be worth it in the end, and we raise money. Any amount helps.”To donate you can visit their GoFundMe by following this link: siblings to raise funds for homeless charity was last modified: April 24th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:charityhumans tooskydivinglast_img read more

Car impounded for no tax, insurance or NCT

first_imgGardai with the Donegal Roads Policing Unit have caught a driver on the road committing a series of offences. A car was recently stopped which had Road Tax expired in 2014, no valid insurance and no NCT certificate of roadworthiness.Gardai impounded the vehicle and have urged other motorists to be safe. Meanwhile, the Buncrana Roads Policing Unit and the RSA are conducting a joint checkpoint at Carndonagh this morning. A number of fines have been issued for no tax and for novice drivers not displaying N plates.Roads Policing Unit Buncrana together with RSA conduct a joint Checkpoint at Carndonagh Donegal. A number of FCPN issued for no tax & no N Plates— An Garda Síochána (@GardaTraffic) June 27, 2018Car impounded for no tax, insurance or NCT was last modified: June 27th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:Gardaimotoring offencesroads policing unitlast_img read more

Sharks’ Evander Kane suspended by NHL

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the video on a mobile device If Kane does not appeal the suspension, the earliest he … LAS VEGAS — Sharks forward Evander Kane was given a three-game suspension by the NHL on Tuesday, two days after he was ejected from a preseason game with the Vegas Golden Knights at T-Mobile Arena for abuse of officials.As part of the discipline announced by the league, Kane will also forfeit $112,903.23 of his average annual salary of $7 million.last_img read more

Freckled Trilobites Had Great Eyes

first_imgDarlings of the Cambrian Explosion, trilobites had spotted markings and sophisticated eyes.  Some have been exceptionally well preserved as fossils, down to the level of individual cells.The compound eyes of trilobites had dozens of individual lenses, each with complex photoreceptor organs at the base.  They were described by Science Now, “Looking a Trilobite in the Eye,” as like those of today’s insects and crustaceans.The sensory cells underneath the lenses, however, were ephemeral, and scientists had always assumed that they had decayed without a trace.So imagine Brigitte Schoenemann’s surprise when she spotted fossilized versions of these delicate sensory cells while x-raying a long dead trilobite with a computed tomography (CT) scanner. “I expected that we would see [something] in the lens of trilobites, but then suddenly we saw structures of cells below the lens,” recalls Schoenemann, a physiologist at the University of Bonn and the University of Cologne, both in Germany. Inspired, she applied to take more fossils to the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility in Grenoble, France, where she could use a particle accelerator’s high energy x-rays to peer deeper into the trilobites’ eyes. Now, she says, she’s created images of the extinct animal’s entire visual system, down to the level of fossilized individual cells.So what does the inside of a trilobite eye look like? A bit like a flower, Schoenemann and a co-author report online today in Scientific Reports. Beneath each lens, round sensory cells are arranged like petals around a diamond-shaped photoreceptor able to pick up the dim light that filtered down through the Earth’s ancient oceans. Pigment cells filled in the space between the blooms and likely made trilobite eyes appear brownish-black.The article said this discover brings researchers “one step closer to understanding the evolution of vision,” and that new lab techniques have “brought out really new knowledge … about the early evolution of eyes.”  Richard Fortey at London’s Natural History, commenting on the fact that these eyes resemble those of living horseshoe crabs, said, “If you have an optical system that works, it can last.”  He didn’t comment on how the trilobite eye arose in the first place.  The first trilobites already had compound eyes.Trilobites could see well in their environment, but might not have wanted to be seen.  A paper in Geology reported spotted patterns on the shells of some exquisitely-preserved trilobite fossils found in New York.  The authors speculated they might have been for camouflage.  National Geographic described the techniques the team used to conclude the spots were original, not artifacts of the fossilization process (see also Live Science and Nature).  The specimens had some 500 calcite-filled spots arranged in patterns that might have scattered light and blurred the image of the animal to passing predators.National Geographic suggested many other trilobites may have had these markings.  As for their function, the article “cautioned against ascribing a function for the spots on an extinct organism, noting that it’s very difficult to know for sure how the animal used them.”Speaking of the Cambrian Explosion, another phylum joins the forty or so phyla that “emerged” without ancestors at the base of the Cambrian.  Nature reported that acorn worms (tubiculous enteropneusts) alleged to be 500 million years old have been found in the Burgess Shale in Canada, suggesting to the authors that “hemichordates originated at the onset of the Cambrian explosion.”  Exactly how they “originated” fully formed was not explained.  Flexing his thesaurus, though, Henry Gee tried to spin an evolutionary tale out of the finding in a companion piece in Nature:However, the question remained: how did a large, free-living worm evolve into the minuscule tube-dwelling pterobranch that filters detritus from sea water using an elaborate crown of tentacles. The fossil record preserves all kinds of possibly intermediate morphologies between one creature and another. But the record is notoriously delphic, if not laconic, and on this subject it has even less to say than usual. Enteropneusts, being soft-bodied, do not preserve well as fossils: their record in stone is exiguous in the extreme.Readers may wish to look up some of those words, but here’s a hint: they have to do with paucity of evidence, such that a variety of conflicting stories can be concocted from the same observations.Is it credible to believe that trilobite fossils are hundreds of millions of years old?  There are numerous problems with the idea.  One is the fact that they appear abruptly in the record, fully formed, with no ancestors displaying a record of “the early evolution of eyes.”  Another is the fact that horseshoe crabs are similar to trilobites in many ways.  Horseshoe crabs are living fossils by themselves, having appeared abruptly, supposedly existing over 450 million years with no changes to the present.  Lastly, the trilobite fossils show exquisite preservation, down to the level of spots and individual photoreceptor cells below the clearly-defined lenses.  Why do we continue to buy into the evolutionary story and timeline?  It makes no sense in light of the evidence.If former Nature editor Henry Gee admits that the evidence for evolution of complex Cambrian animals is delphic, he has confessed that evolutionary science is not much better off than the ambiguous divinations of well-paid Greek priestesses babbling under the influence of gas. 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First Cape Town homes to feed power to grid

first_imgCape Town households which produceenergy from renewable sources will soonbe able to feed the excess into thenational grid.(Image: Solar Calculator)MEDIA CONTACTS • Sarita CronjéMarketing and communications manager,SA National Energy Association+27 12 346 6004 or +27 83 325 6716Emily van RijswijckThe City of Cape Town will soon start a unique pilot project which will allow three domestic households to feed their excess electricity, created from renewable energy sources, back into the city’s grid.The project will run on a net metering basis without any actual financial transaction taking place. Instead, the households will receive one free unit of electricity for each unit fed into the grid.A project of this nature has never been attempted before in South Africa.One of the participants is retiree Dr Anthony Keen, formerly with the University of Cape Town’s medical school, who has made renewable energy solutions for his household a lifelong passion.According to Keen the exact arrangement with the city still needs to be finalised.“The pilot project is in its early days and policy is still being developed as we go along,” he says. “I guess it will run for about a year with careful monitoring to enable the City to develop and test policies carefully.”The initiative’s eventual aim is to bring many more such connections on board. Keen believes this could be arranged through a metering system which measures the energy exchange and which will allocate an equivalent number of units to the contributors from time to time.It has taken Keen three years to get to this point with the city as certain conditions needed to be fulfilled. Most important was getting permission from power utility Eskom to export energy into the grid.Grid operators often have legitimate concerns about the safety of the domestic system and the quality of the power being generated. These aspects are covered by regulations which the household first has to fulfil, usually a long and involved process, says Keen.Energy from the renewable source, in this case his house, is fed through an inverter to change it to mains type power for use on the premises. Grid-tied inverters, designed to be linked to the grid, are also available. These devices are generally expensive.South Africa is also developing new regulations for domestic and small commercial renewable energy systems of less than 100 kW in capacity, said Keen.Off-grid householdKeen embarked on his off-grid journey 28 years ago. He believes that in general South Africans are not energy conscious enough as electricity is still far too cheap in the country.Yet simple measures can make a remarkable difference, from replacing incandescent bulbs with energy efficient lighting, to being more aware about the consumption going on in your house.This includes switching off so-called vampire appliances such as mobile chargers, DVD players and computers which consume energy while not in use.Keen recently gave a lecture on how to take a house off-grid to members of the South African National Energy Association, a non-profit organisation focusing on promoting the sustainable supply and use of energy.In 2011 he was Keen was a finalist in the organisation’s Energy Project Award programme.Solar water heating makes a big differenceAccording to Keen, the most far-reaching energy change a household can make is by installing solar water heating. This is an expensive initial outlay which can be achieved with the help of an Eskom subsidy or adding the cost to your home’s bond, but it will pay for itself within a few years.Keen bought his solar water heater 28 years ago, and has never needed to maintain or replace it. He recouped the cost of this investment after six years. The lifespan of a panel is about 25 years.He advises households wishing to reduce their electricity bill to start small, first with one photovoltaic panel, and gradually build up a renewable energy portfolio.At his own home he installed 20 photovoltaic panels with a total output of 3.8 kWh, a 6 kVA inverter and a lead acid battery bank of 24 two-volt batteries.To take a house completely off-grid, a large bank of storage batteries is required. New age lithium batteries are the answer and are becoming available for domestic use although they’re still quite expensive, while the lead/acid batteries are inefficient and take up more space.In the end, says Keen, taking your house off-grid requires a large degree of “over-design” with considerable excess energy available at times. For example, enough solar panels must be installed to cover household energy needs in winter, meaning in summer almost half of the generated energy will be in excess – this could be fed back into the grid.This is what Keen has been working towards and why he’s excited about the latest Cape Town project.“Being able to receive compensation for excess production by net metering or a feed-in-tariff is very handy to utilise the full potential output of your system.”Eskom estimates that a solar water heater can save approximately 200 kWh per month of the 1 100 kWh an average home uses, and the entire investment can be recouped within seven years.Helping households to save electricityEskom has started a new energy efficiency programme for homeowners – the residential mass roll-out. Through it, Eskom will install certain energy saving technologies free of charge in targeted areas.A bouquet of efficient technologies is available, among them geyser blankets and hot water pipe insulation, compact fluorescent lights (CFLs), special shower heads, and regulators and geyser controllers.So far, Eskom has fitted 43-million CFLs in homes across the country, saving 1 800 MW of electricity as a result, the equivalent of half a power station. CFLs give off the same amount of light as standard incandescent lights, but use just 20% of their electricity.The programme is scheduled to run until 2015.Farming with hydroelectricityNorman Collett, owner of Grassridge Farm between Cradock and Middelburg in the Eastern Cape, says his home has never been connected to the national grid.Instead, for the last 30 years or so the Colletts have made use of hydroelectricity generated from turbines in the nearby Brak River.Collet’s late father was the initial trailblazer of hydraulic power on the farm when he installed a single turbine, which serviced the houses on the farm.In the 30 years that it was in operation, there was just one year when electricity was in short supply, as a result of drought, says Collett.With farming needs increasing and water becoming scarcer, Collett had to rethink the whole setup and decided to upgrade the now dated turbine system with three locally manufactured turbines able to generate three-phase power.A project which took almost four years to complete, he had to rebuild the sluice walls, install new sluice gates and finally, in 2010, installed two one-ton turbines, with a third added in 2011.Producing 52 kWh of electricity, the three turbines provide power to three households on the farm, seven staff quarters, the farm workshop and the major user of power, the farm’s centre pivot irrigation system.Despite the heavy load, the turbines still produce more power than the farm uses, with about 20 kWh going to waste, says Collett.“There is so much renewable energy available in this country. We should be more pro-active in our approach to energy.”last_img read more

Sibel Professional Hair Bun Roll – perfect

first_imgThis bun roll has poppers either end so that hair can be rolled onto the bun roll itself then bent round and poppered into place for a secure finish and great for those who find bun rings too fiddly. Works well Posted on May 2, 2019Author Nathalie DuboisCategories Hair Extensions, Wigs & AccessoriesTags Sibel Features of Professional Hair Bun Roll with Poppered Ends 18cm – BLACKThese professional bun roll/ring are great for adding to hair especially for those who need their hair up and neatGreat for ballet, dance, wedding or formal hair ups great to use as a secure base for more elaborate hair ups andcan be used in conjunction with synthetic hair pads for any hair up creation.This bun roll has poppers either end so that hair can be rolled onto the bun roll itself then bent round and poppered into place for a secure finish and great for those who find bun rings too fiddly.These professional bun roll/ring are great for adding to hair especially for those who need their hair up and neat If your hair’s right, this is fine. Great for creating different styles Great for ballet, dance, wedding or formal hair ups great to use as a secure base for more elaborate hair ups andcan be used in conjunction with synthetic hair pads for any hair up creation. SummaryReviewer Nathalie DuboisReview Date2019-05-02 04:19:49Reviewed Item Professional Hair Bun Roll with Poppered Ends 18cm – BLACKRating 5.0 / 5  stars, based on  4  reviews Perfect for making does lovely buns and doing those wondrous 1950 hairstyle fringes if your into those styles. Arrived quickly, came as described and works a treat. Keeps it’s shape and easy to pin into place. It’s very large, which means you need a lot of hair to cover it. It isn’t easy to drive hair pins into. The colour is uncompromising, too. Has anyone thought to make a silver one?.Asks a rather grey-haired lady. Ideal for what i wanted this for. I ordered black in error (hair is ash/ brunette) but works fine. Popper on each end if you want to create a donut. last_img read more