first_img Community News Subscribe EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Top of the News 5 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Make a comment First Heatwave Expected Next Week The Pasadena Police Department will be joining law enforcement agencies throughout California, stepping up DUI enforcement at the end of the traditional summer season through Labor Day, Sept. 2nd.During the enforcement period, there will be an increase in law enforcement presence on the roads, including additional officers and DUI checkpoints throughout the state, and those caught driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs will be arrested.The Pasadena Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint on Friday, August 30th, at an undisclosed location within the city limits, between the hours of 6:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. The California Office of Traffic Safety is reminding Californians to plan ahead during the crackdown and every day, by designating a sober driver.“The end of summer and Labor Day weekend is traditionally a time to have fun,” said Pasadena Police Chief Phillip L. Sanchez. “Don’t let it turn into a time of tragedy or jail visit by driving impaired by alcohol or drugs. We will be out looking for those making that unwise and dangerous choice.”During the Labor Day weekend in 2011, a total of 138 people across the county were killed in motor vehicle traffic crashes involving drivers or motorcycle riders with a .08 BAC or higher. Of those fatalities, 83 percent occurred during early evening and overnight.Funding for this checkpoint is provided to the Pasadena Police Department by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, reminding everyone to continue to work together to bring an end to these tragedies. If you see a Drunk Driver – Call 9-1-1. Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes HerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAt 9 Years Old, This Young Girl Dazzled The World Of FashionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Is What Scientists Say Will Happen When You Eat AvocadosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautycenter_img Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * News Feature Stories Police Conduct End of Summer DUI Crackdown Published on Saturday, August 31, 2013 | 2:29 am Business News More Cool Stuff Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website last_img read more

first_imgLaurence Golborne was working in relative obscurity as Chile’s mining minister in August 2010 when a mineshaft collapse thousands of feet below ground in a remote corner of that country catapulted him into the international spotlight.The subsequent 69-day operation that Golborne led to rescue 33 trapped miners made him famous around the world.It also provided “a leadership lesson for the ages,” Harvard University President Drew Faust said Monday in welcoming Golborne, now minister of public works, as he spoke on public policy, leadership, and crisis management at the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum at Harvard Kennedy School.Faust met Golborne during an official visit to Chile with Harvard Kennedy School Dean David T. Ellwood last spring. She said she knew then that Golborne had to come to Harvard to share his story.But, as Golborne reminded the audience, it was a story that could have well ended differently.“Essentially, a crisis happens when all the rules fail,” Golborne told the audience. Accompanied by a slideshow, with vivid images of the rescue operation, Golborne reminded the audience that crisis and government are a potential mismatch.The usual procedures of government, which requires slow, deliberate action, can be incompatible with a situation that is unexpected, is unique, requires urgent response, and has no textbook answers.“This is the scenario in which leadership takes on a complementary role,” Golborne said.Golborne said the ability to manage a lot of pressure was key over the first 17 days, during which the rescuers faced disappointment and frustration. The teams Golborne assembled had to deal with family members, the media, and the vast technical difficulties of the rescue itself. Then came the famous note, attached to a drill that had been used to reach the trapped miners, announcing that they were alive and well.“Many, many things had to go right for those 33 miners to be rescued, and those things did go right,” said Herman “Dutch” Leonard, Baker Professor of Public Management at the Kennedy School and an authority on crisis management, who introduced Golborne. “It’s a huge credit to the people involved, who in completely novel circumstances managed to learn their way forward into a whole new paradigm for mine rescue.”Why did the rescue mission succeed? There were three key elements, Golborne said: team building, hard work, and motivation; the need to risk failure in order to succeed; and an understanding that complex problems have no simple solutions.Asked by an audience member why he had entered, and stayed, in the public sector, Golborne remembered that he was hesitant when he was first asked to join President Sebastian Pinera’s government. He said his wife persuaded him.“You always say that someone has to do something, you always say that our country needs a lot of things,” his wife told him. “Well, who is going to do it? Why don’t you go to help?”“I have to confess that every day I feel like I made the best decision of my life,” he said.The event marked the beginning of Harvard Kennedy School’s annual Public Service Week. That will serve as the kickoff for Harvard’s Global Month of Service, which begins April 1.Harvard President Drew Faust welcomed Golborne, who she had met during an official visit to Chile with Harvard Kennedy School Dean David T. Ellwood last spring.last_img read more

first_imgBetween Louisville and Lexington, Kentucky there is a town, which lays claim to being the home of bourbon, horses, and wine. Frankfort is the capital of Kentucky and is a one-stop city for those searching for adventure, history, and southern hospitality.With an overwhelming amount of activities to choose from, be sure to check out this guide on how to make your trip to Frankfort the ultimate visit.elkhorn-whitewaterFrankfort Day 1Lodging OptionCreekside lounging is available at Elkhorn Campground, with 125 campsites on property. The campground is RV friendly and is open April 1 – October 31 every year. The campground is under 10 minutes away from downtown and has a general store with groceries, a pavilion that seats up to 200, a large fire pit, a playground, a pool, a putt-putt course, river access, and much more is available to guests. Ride OnCapitol View Park is the mountain biking trail system to visit in Frankfort. With over 11 miles of trails, the rides bounce back and forth from park boundaries to state property. The park is open year-round and there’s something for all skill levels. Be sure to check out the Bluegrass State Games mountain bike race in July or the kids bike series in October. The Frankfort Parks and Rec Department does advise bikers to carry extra tubes, tire liners, and sealant due to native trees and bushes with thorns that lie next to the trails.mountain-bikingimg_1099Grab A Cold OneCheck out Ethereal Brewing Company in Lexington for classically flavored stouts and some brews with a Kentucky twang. The brewery is known for hosting events, such as Tap Takeovers where the company partners with another brew, and has live music often.Hike It OffGet a preemptive strike on dinner by checking out Cove Spring Park, home to over 240 acres of wetlands, waterfalls, and ravines. There are three miles of trails exploring the area, and wildlife is frequently observed. Waterfalls and historic features are scattered along the trails, so be sure to keep your eyes peeled. Good EatsHungry? Check out Serafini in town, located directly across from the old State Capitol. The restaurant boasts using local ingredients and seamlessly combines Italian roots and the southern traditions of Kentucky. In addition to the great food, Serafini brings it home with an extensive bourbon list.Wait, Wait! There’s More!If you’re in town during the months of June – September, check out the free summer concerts on the lawn of the old State Capitol. These occur every other Friday, so be sure to check the schedule and be ready to hear some good ole mountain music. The month of June also hosts the River Blast Festival, a family fun event Frankfort Day TwoLodging OptionStay at the Elkhorn Campground for a second night by the river, or pop a squat in The Meeting House, located in the historic district. The Meeting House is an 1840 pre-Civil War house that has been transformed into a bed and breakfast. There’s a café on the property and the space is available for small functions and events, with the ability to accommodate up to 40 people.elksalatorestorationGet EducatedThe Salato Wildlife Education Center offers indoor and outdoor exhibits just waiting to be discovered. The center has native wildlife located along exhibit trails, stocked lakes for the fishers in the family, and four miles of hiking trails. One of the highlights for the indoor exhibit is an Alligator Snapping Turtle, which weighs nearly 100 pounds. Outside, there are elk, bison, bobcats, and more. The center is closed on Sunday and Monday each week and is closed from November 26 – March 1. Splashing AroundLog some river hours on the Kentucky River or Elkhorn Creek. Canoe Kentucky is a company in Frankfort that will take you on the trip you need. The company offers stand-up paddleboarding (SUP), canoeing, kayaking, and whitewater rafting. All activities are water level dependent, but between the two bodies of water there’s always something to do. Try out nightglow paddle trips, or even SUP yoga.screen-shot-2016-12-22-at-1-29-43-pmMore Good EatsCap off your trip with a visit to Bourbon on Main, a local restaurant that backs up to the Kentucky River. This restaurant is one of the most popular in Frankfort and only allows those 21 and over inside. The food is classic Americana and the bourbon list is incredibly long. A friendly community is ever-present and events like Thursday night trivia, live music on Fridays, and an upstairs art gallery draw in the masses.Seasonal TreatsThe Frankfort Striders host themed running events every month throughout the year, including one called the “Funnel Cake 5k.”  In May, it’s Derby season and downtown Frankfort hosts the governor and many visitors as a festival ensues. Kick off the holiday season in November with the annual Candlelight Tradition downtown. Carriage rides and hot chocolate are aplenty and there are rumors that a special someone (SANTA!!!) just can’t stay away from the magical celebration in Frankfort, Kentucky. More 48 Hours:last_img read more

first_imgLaps anyone? Is this real life? The Cummins have a new waterfront property. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality LevelsAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window. The Video Cloud resource was not found. Error Code: VIDEO_CLOUD_ERR_RESOURCE_NOT_FOUND Not a bad place to crash for the weekend with Pop. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenWhy is he called The Honey Badger? 01:15 More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus17 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market17 hours agoThe family’s former pad at Chambers Flat in Brisbane’s south. The new property includes a gourmet kitchen, brand new German appliances, marble splashbacks, a large butler’s pantry, as well as a 14 metre lap pool, according to a realestate.com.au listing. Beautiful styling in this room.center_img They now have a waterfront home built for entertaining, bought for $1.47m.The property has four bedrooms, three bathrooms and a two-car garage — a major downgrade considering the size of their previous home. They had landed $1m for the sale of their enormous six-bedroom, three-bathroom, nine-car space family home in Chambers Flat — including its 9.7m by 5m banquet hall, monstrous 9m by 4.4m living room, concrete inground saltwater pool with a rotating umbrella, spa, waterfall, gazebo, barbecue zone, fire pit and their very own dam. But with his eight children all young adults now, Honey Badger’s father Mark Cummins, can afford to give up space for creature comfort, mod cons and a stunning location.Cummins senior was named the Queensland Father of the Year for 2012, raising eight children including two suffering from cystic fibrosis. He’s been a single dad for 11 years, running a landscaping, the household and the challenge of talented children. Session ID: 2020-09-28:afe7494fd68aff39ca5ba2c9 Player Element ID: vjs_video_736 OK Close Modal DialogBeginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen00:00THE Bachelor 2018, Nick Cummins aka the Honey Badger, has a new place to lay his head in Queensland.The Aussie cult figure had his highly-anticipated television debut in Wednesday’s premiere of The Bachelor Australia, which airs again tonight (7.30pm on Channel 10). He comes hot on the heels of another Queensland favourite single, Sophie Monk, who was last year’s Bachelorette. The family has swapped their long-time home in Brisbane’s south — where the Honey Badger grew his considerable rugby skills — for a luxurious canalfront home that most people can only dream of. But the Cummins family also have a lot of look forward to on the waterfront in Queensland’s millionaire playground. Honey Badger loses original bachelor pad Infamous bikie’s unit sells No toilet, no kitchen, already landing offers It said the home had two living areas and indoor-outdoor flow, and sits on a large 949 sqm block.The Bachelor Australia premieres at 7.30pm tonight on Channel 10. FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOKlast_img read more

first_imgKelechi Nwakali’s Huesca sensationally pipped rivals Cadiz to the Segunda Division title on the final day of the 2019-20 campaign marred by controversy. However, both sides had already secured automatic promotion to the Spanish top-flight, but Cadiz’s 1-0 defeat at home to Albacete saw Huesca emerge champions.Advertisement Interestingly, despite being top of of the pile since early January, Huesca knew a win at Sporting Gijon would see them claim the title, if Cadiz slipped. Read Also: Solskjaer takes blame for team selection in Chelsea defeatThe Galician club will push for legal action following an unfair end to their season, with Fuenlabrada likely to miss out on any potential play-off place.With Racing Santander and Extremadura UD already relegated, Deportivo and Numancia will now join them in the third tier after a dramatic end to the campaign.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Cristo Gonzalez was the late hero for Michel Sanchez Munoz’s side, as Cadiz were unable to respond, as Alabcete held on to keep their place in the Segunda Division.The trio of Real Zaragoza, Almeria and Girona all secured play-off spots, alongside a controversial late 6th place finish for Elche.With Fuenlabrada’s tie at Deportivo la Coruna suspended due to positive Covid-19 tests in Fernando Vazquez’s squad, Elche overhauled their rivals.That postponement sealed Deportivo’s relegation, with Ponferradina and Albacete surviving.center_img Promoted Content8 Weird Facts About Coffee That Will Surprise YouThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldWhat Is A Black Hole In Simple Terms?7 Non-Obvious Things That Damage Your PhoneA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This Day15 Most Astonishing Staircases In The World5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks10 Largest Cities In The World12 Iconic Actors Whose Careers Were Stunted By A Single Movie6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way Loading… last_img read more

first_imgA simple fake to his right was all Alex Halis needed to make Duke midfielder Nick Palodichuk look silly.The sophomore forward then proceeded to do the same to three other Blue Devil defenders, threading a through ball into the box with the outside of his right foot to a streaking Nick Perea.Perea was unable to finish, but the setup was indicative of Halis’ ability to create opportunities in the attacking third.“He’s a spark whether he starts or whether he comes off the bench,” forward Chris Nanco said.Halis made only his second start of the year on Sunday, and he was just that — a spark. Aside from scoring the game-winning goal in the 10th minute, Halis wreaked havoc on the Blue Devils’ back line in the Orange’s 2-0 win that sent it to the semifinals of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament against Louisville on Friday. He led the Orange (15-2-1, 5-2-1 ACC) in shots on goal and showed that he has the quality to be included in the starting lineup, as he was in 17-of-18 games last season.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“No one wants to be a bench player,” Halis said.At times this year, the sophomore has experienced frustration, whether it be with nagging injuries, goal-scoring droughts or starting the game on the bench.In away wins at Binghamton and Connecticut, he was the last one over to the team’s postgame huddle, one time having to be consoled by SU head coach Ian McIntrye and the other by midfielder Juuso Pasanen.But then there’s the other side of him.After scoring the game-winner against Albany on Oct. 7, Halis threw his hands up in delight with an ear-to-ear grin and was mobbed by the SU bench. A hug with a field-side fan and another cluster of teammates surrounding him followed his goal against Duke.Now the frustration seems in the past.“Goals change games but they also change confidence in players,” McIntyre said.Halis said that his performance on Sunday was one of his strongest of the year. Now, he’ll get the chance to follow it up against Louisville, a team he was sent off against on Oct. 17 after receiving a second yellow card.He has one postseason goal already under his belt, and gaining momentum at the right time is something Halis said he’s “grateful” for.“I’ve known him for so long and sometimes even if I’m defending him, I don’t know what he’s going to do,” Nanco said of when Halis gets on a roll. “It’s really hard to stop him.”Nanco added that his longtime teammate deserved to start the Orange’s postseason opener. McIntyre admitted that Halis’ Sunday performance “certainly” forces him to consider giving the sophomore his first back-to-back starts of the season.Halis himself won’t say explicitly whether he thinks he deserves to start, but to him, it doesn’t matter as long as he’s producing.Said Halis: “I don’t really see myself as a bench player, but if that’s how it’s supposed to be, if that’s how I can help the team then that’s fine with me.” Comments Published on November 11, 2014 at 12:07 am Contact Matt: [email protected] | @matt_schneidman Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

first_imgIn the lead up to the event in China, Miki and Sasha received full–on training from Thailand’s Sea Games National Coach, Dimitrios Theorakis, an Olympian athlete in 2016 and an experienced sailor at all levels.  Both juniors are honoured and excited to be able to compete under the Thai flag and compete against a fleet of world class Laser sailors. Janisara Sasha Romanyk (left) and Mikhail Arthit Romanyk (right) pose with their sailing coach Dimitrios Theorakis at Royal Varuna Yacht Club in Pattaya.Thailand has sent a brother and sister sailing team to the Youth Sailing World Championship currently being held in Sanya, China from December 9–16.  The best up and coming sailors from 50 nations around the world are taking part in this regatta.Mikhail Arthit Romanyk (Miki) aged 16 years and Janisara Sasha Romanyk (Sasha) aged 14 years, both from Pattaya, are the only team members to represent the nation at the Championship in the Laser Radial class.Miki was the Thai National Laser 4.7 champion in 2016 and this is the first time he is representing Thailand at a youth world event.  Previously he has competed in the International Laser Class Association (ILCA) world 4.7 class and finished 1st among Asian countries in this event in July this year and 22nd overall out of 123 sailors.  The China regatta will be his first event in the Laser Radial class.Sasha is probably the youngest sailor representing any nation at this event.  She has strived to improve her skills in the Laser Radial class, competing and training in Thailand and Greece during the past 12 months.last_img read more

first_imgBy John BurtonRED BANK – A members-only cigar luxury lounge and retail cigar shop is in the offing, contingent on the approval next month by the borough Zoning Board of Approval.SMS Ventures, LLC is hoping to develop the 22-24 West Front St. location for Le Malt Club, to serve as the lounge, including amenities on the ground floor with nine apartments on the upper levels of the property. The applicant is to appear before the zoning board on June 2.According to information filed with the borough’s Department of Planning and Zoning, the plan is for SMS Ventures to renovate the 3,600 square-foot site and establish the membership-required lounge area—a portion of which will permit on-site smoking in a space that will have a smoke filtration system. Food service will be available for members in a separate non-smoking area 24-hours-a-day. There will also be a retail shop, which principals are calling a cigar boutique, which will be open to the public.No alcoholic beverages will be served. The company will instead offer a BYO (bring your own) policy, allowing club members to stock their personal minibars and keep cigars in humidors for themselves and their guests, according to the narrative the applicant provided to the borough office.The location’s upper floors will have three one-bedroom apartments and six two-bedroom units.The Red Bank club would differ from the Le Malt Lounge in Colonia, which has been in business for more than a year. The north Jersey location promotes itself as a restaurant with alcohol table service (no bar), describing it as a brown spirit/wine lounge – one, which its website announces, features more than 1,000 different brown spirits, including especially rare and aged Scotch whiskies and a selection of 300 wines.But the Red Bank and Colonia locations will both have the same individual heading up the operations. The principal in this project is Saurabh Abrol, who has 100 percent ownership of SMS Ventures, LLC, and functions as chief executive officer for Le Malt Lounge in Colonia.Abrol is also CEO and president of Wine Chateau, an online and brick and mortar retail liquor operation. Wine Chateau was founded by Abrol’s father, Arun Abrol, in 1994 and currently operates retail establishments in Metuchen, Piscataway, Colonia and Matawan.Neither Saurabh Abrol nor his attorney, Rick Brodsky, responded to phone calls seeking comment for this story.The 22-24 West Front St. property, owned in equal parts by Richard Stavola of Jupiter, Florida and Rumson resident Rim Lindau, is currently vacant on the first floor retail space, having previously been used for a salon and yoga studio.SMS Ventures would require the zoning board to approve a use variance for this technically non-permitted use, as well as needing 48 parking spaces for the commercial and residential uses.A cigar club has been tried before in the borough’s downtown commercial district. The now-defunct Ashes, 33 Broad St., now the home of Char Steakhouse, had operated as a private club, with a restaurant and bar open to the public. That spot, however, came under fire from both local and state officials and the subject of bitter acrimony among its owners. The business became bogged down in lawsuits among its owners resulting in it being placed in court-appointed receivership. State tax officials shut down the location for a time for failing to pay sales tax, and state Alcohol Beverage Control (ABC) officials alleged impropriety with the liquor license ownership.last_img read more

first_imgBy The Nelson Daily SportsThere were night and day results for a pair of Nelson Youth Soccer Rep teams during the Slurpee Cup Sunday in Kamloops.The Nelson Selects came home with the silver medal after dropping a narrow 2-1 decision to the European Football School from North Vancouver in the final of the U17 Girl’s Division.Meanwhile, Nelson Reps returned with a 1-3 record in the U18 Boy’s Division in Kamloops.Nelson U17 SelectsBrittany Wheeler scored the lone goal for Nelson as the Selects dropped a heartbreaker to EFC in the final of the Slurpee Cup.Wheeler was the game MVP for the Selects.The Reps opened the four-team tourney with a 3-1 victory over Langley FC Fury.Taylor Stewart, rejoining the team after having second thoughts about the season, scored twice and Alex Hawes added a single to lead the Nelson scoring.Hawes netted the goal thanks to a nice feed from teammate Paige Mansveld.Andrea Stinson was named the team MVP with Bekka Schrader and Rosie Porter receiving a few votes from the Nelson coaching staff.The Select made it two straight later in the day with a 3-2 win over Westside Campionesse FC.Schrader, Stewart and Stinson, scoring on a penalty shot, potted goals for Nelson.Stinson earned her second MVP award of the tournament.Nelson played the entire tournament without the services of striker Morag Paterson and Sydney Zondervan.The Reps return to the pitch for the B.C. Soccer Provincial Playdowns against Kootenay South June 11-12.Nelson U18 Selects
Coach Keith Williams has been down this road before.After starting strong the veteran skipper watched his squad lose five of seven games en route to a pair of less than impressive performances during tournaments in Coeur d’ Alene and Kamloops.However, last season finished with a high after Nelson won the Provincial B Cup title after experiencing the identical start to the year.“Our 1-3 record this weekend came as an initial disappointment but in the end the realization that (Prince George) is made up of players from Kamloops, Kelowna, Terrace and region and the fact that we can easily hang in there with the best is a very strong sign of things to come,” Williams explained.The Selects finished the Kamloops tourney losing by only 2-0 to Prince George.After dominating the Kootenay South tourney to open the season, Nelson finished 1-2 at the Bill Eisnewinter Hotshot event in Coeur d’ Alene.“The boys are beginning to understand what upper level soccer is all about,” Williams confessed following the Hotshot event.Of course this season has not come without a few downers.Perennial all star Luke Mori injured a shoulder playing baseball; midfielder Simon Sheppard has a nagging ankle injury that just will not heal; and Andrew Woodward is just getting back to action after injuring a wrist.Add in Dom Kalesnikoff on injured reserve with a shoulder injury and Kootenay Regional Team keeper Adam Delman leaving to play in Calgary, and if Williams didn’t have any bad luck he’d have no luck at [email protected]last_img read more

first_imgBefore the Christmas holiday break students at L.V. Rogers were locked in a contest to see which class could raise the most food for the Nelson Food Cupboard. In the end Tamara Martin’s Leadership 9-10 class raised a total of 900 non-perishable food items for the local Food Cupboard.Helping support the total was the class of Gary Schmidt and Jon Francis, each contributing nearly 200 items.Staff at Mallard’s Source for Sports would like to honour the students at LVR with Team of the Week.The Leadership 9-10 class includes, from left, Tamara Martin (teacher), Josie Day, Chloe Lemay, Abbie Bourchier-Willans (front), Tia Huttemann, Tara Yowek, Landon Posnikoff and Nick Wethel.last_img read more