City of Farmington to pay $750K for Maxfield Training Center

first_img Farmington Voice Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) Farmington Public Schools officials on Tuesday agreed to sell the long-vacant Maxfield Training Center site to the City of Farmington, with a purchase price of $750,000.That’s more than a quarter-million less than private developer AC Acquisitions offered in 2016. The company recently terminated its purchase agreement after putting forward several multi-family housing proposals for the site on Thomas Street in downtown Farmington.According to the purchase agreement posted with meeting agenda materials, the city intends to market the land for private development. In the event a buyer is found within four years, the city will pay the district an additional 50 percent of any sale proceeds in excess of the purchase price plus costs of building demolition and any city improvements.Among the sale conditions, the city has agreed to split the cost of an additional school liaison officer, who would work at four Farmington locations: Farmington High School, Visions Unlimited, Longacre Elementary and the school administration center.The city also agreed that the property would not be sold to or used by any organization that provides classes that would compete with Farmington Public Schools offerings, unless the district approves.Editor’s note: Information about the school liaison officer was added after this post was first published.  Reported bylast_img read more

Stewart exit scuppered by date confusion

first_imgDunbeholden manager, Andrew Christie, is hoping that the transfer of Waterhouse midfielder Tremaine Stewart can materialise before the end of the season. The Gleaner understands that Stewart, who is keen on making the move, had a misunderstanding in when his contract ends. It is said he believed the contract with the Drewsland club would have ended on January 9, but discovered that the contract was actually set to finish in September.But Christie says that Stewart was still in discussions with Waterhouse, who are not keen on letting him go, to find an amicable solution to facilitate his departure. As a result, Christie is still optimistic about a transfer.“We have been in negotiations with Waterhouse from August, but there is an issue with his contract,” Christie said. “His contract was believed to have ended on the first of the ninth (January 9), but it’s actually the ninth of the first (September 1). So he is still under contract with Waterhouse, but he has expressed interest to come join us.”Christie said Waterhouse are not prepared to part with the player but said the player wants to return to St Catherine and is still trying to manoeuvre a deal with the club.“The player is a Waterhouse player, but we would love to have him. The player is from St Catherine and from the discussion we have had, he likes the vibes and passion at Dunbeholden and wants to come back home. Dunbeholden is the club of his choice.Stewart was a key performer when Waterhouse reached last season’s final. He finished as one of the league’s joint top-scorer with Portmore’s Javon East and Tivoli’s Colorado Murray, now at Waterhouse, on 13 goals. It led to him picking up the MVP award.The 32-year-old, who played in Norway for four years, is also rated as one of the league’s top dead ball specialists and it believed his ability to control the middle of the park and affect games from dead balls could impact Waterhouse’s chances of going all the way again this season.“I have made it clear to the people of Waterhouse, who I love and am still very close to, that we would love to have him at Dunbeholden,” Christie, who left Waterhouse at the end of the 2017/18 season to manage the St Catherine club said.Calls to Waterhouse personnel for a comment on the issue went unanswered. livingston.scott@gleanerjm.comlast_img read more

St. Louis Rams Hand Arizona Cardinals Their First Loss, 17-3

first_img Kolb completed 28 of 50 pass attempts for 289 yards for Arizona. Cardinals’ receiver Larry Fitzgerald caught eight passes for 92 yards. About Connatix V56892 About Connatix V56892 1/1 Auto (360p) 720p HDcenter_img 360p Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Skip 1080p HD Sam Bradford threw two touchdown passes and the Rams’ defense sacked Kevin Kolb nine times, as St. Louis beat the Arizona Cardinals, 17-3, on Thursday night. Ahead 10-3 after three quarters, St. Louis (3-2) pulled away to a 14-point lead when Bradford connected with Chris Givens on a 51-yard touchdown pass with 11:49 to play. Arizona (4-1) had two fourth quarter drives stall inside the Rams’ 20-yard line with less than 6 minutes remaining.Bradford completed just seven of his 21 passes for 141 yards, including a 44-yard, first quarter toss to receiver Danny Amendola, who made a one-handed grab while falling down at the Arizona 11-yard line. The catch help set up the Rams’ first score, a 7-yard scoring toss from Bradford to Lance Kendricks. Steven Jackson carried 18 times for 76 yards for St. Louis.last_img read more

Another loan move for QPR’s Furlong

first_imgSee also:QPR confirm Ramsey’s new roleQPR’s Furlong extends Cambridge loanHall signs long-term QPR contract Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook QPR youngster Darnell Furlong has joined Cambridge United on loan.The League Two club, managed by former R’s midfielder Shaun Derry, have signed Furlong for an initial month.AdChoices广告Right-back Furong, 20, spent the first half of the season on loan at Northampton Town, making 11 appearances.He has made four first-team appearances for QPR – three of them in the Premier League.last_img read more

Tottenham and Arsenal given equal 30% chances of signing 21-year-old midfielder

first_imgThe Italian media love a good percentage when it comes to transfers, just so their readers can visually picture who leads the pack for a player in the upcoming transfer windows. However, it seems they are pretty undecided when it comes to Nicolo Barella, who has made it clear he would like to stay at Cagliari for the foreseeable future (most likely until season’s end).Manchester United tend to be the ones normally thrown in there, with their interest dating back to January 2018, but it appears a more pressing need for a starter has led them to Roma’s Lorenzo Pellegrini instead, leaving Tottenham and Arsenal as the only two Premier League clubs Gazzetta dello Sport mention on Thursday.This, of course, isn’t the first time Spurs and the Gunners have been linked with the young midfielder, as Unai Emery’s side were said to have ‘noted down his qualities’ back in mid-October as they scour Europe for Aaron Ramsey’s replacement.Embed from Getty ImagesAs for Mauricio Pochettino and co., the latest we’ve seen on the matter came on November 15th when a report claimed Tottenham had made an ‘in-depth enquiry’ about Barella’s situation, having a ‘firm conviction’ he would become a top class player in the future.Percentage wise, it’s a tie at the top, with both Arsenal and Spurs joined by Inter on 30% chance of signing the Cagliari starlet, while Roma trail behind with a mere 10%.This suggests, at least on paper, that no one really is in the lead to acquire Barella, but the interest appears to be Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this City-Building Game is a Must-Have. No Install.Forge of Empires – Free Online GameUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥UndoCNBC InternationalHere’s How Big Businesses in Singapore Are Managing the Impact of COVID-19.CNBC InternationalUndoPerfect-Dating.comReveal Tung Chung As The Best City to Date for Love & RomancePerfect-Dating.comUndoStanChart by CNBC CatalystWill Blockchain Reduce the Global Trade Finance Gap to Reach the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals?StanChart by CNBC CatalystUndoDating.comFind out where single guys are hanging out in Tung ChungDating.comUndoCoworking Space | Search AdsThe cost of shared office in Hong Kong might surprise youCoworking Space | Search AdsUndoTheTopFiveVPNEnjoy Netflix Now Without Any RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPNUndolast_img read more

Lyon dares to Manchester City. He just doesn’t like the…

first_imgLyon knocked out the favored Juventus Turn in the eight finals, which was not expected.He entered the hole in the score of 1: 0. The French club lost 1: 2 in retaliation, which was played after more than five months, but it advanced due to gluing to hit the soupee.Lyon m good game. To knock out Juventus in two laps, you have to play very long and responsibly, said Walker.His coach Josep Guardiol was the 10th quarter-final League champion: he advanced to it with Manchester City, tikrt with Bayern and tikrt with Barcelona.ONLINE: Manchester City – Olympique LyonSaturday 21.00 in Lisbon at Estdio Jos AlvaladeRozhod: Makkelie – Diks, Steegstra (vichni Nizozemsko)The city, which beat Real Madrid twice in the eightfinals, is one of the most likely Premier Leagues to win twice in the last season, but in a hurry in the European Cups. It was only once in the semifinals, those years ago.When I went to the City, I would probably say that the longest time for me is to win the Premier League, because I never won it. Te u titles two plus njak gave trophies and I will speak for the whole club when I say that Manchester City u needs the League Champion to win, Walker remarked.Lyon has since played the end of the French league at the end of April due to coronavirus, he played only two competitions – the final of the League Cup and the revenge of the league’s eight-final champion with Juventus.ek ns longest during the season. My dream is to play the Champions League and to be there in the five seasons, we have no choice but to win it, recalled the elephant Bruno Guimaraes, because at the end of the French league Lyon ended seven out of the cup.Against Juventus, Lyon proved that it would not be an impossible round. ek ns very tk soupe, but we are also good dark. And if we want to move on, we have to deal with clubs like Manchester City.Danny Makkelie’s Dutch decision will lead to the match again and he got into an unseen situation before the race. The elimination of Lyon would help to join the group of the upcoming League of the Ajax Champion League in Amsterdam, and the French team therefore, according to some media, is even considering protesting against the delegation.Makkelie’s choice for Saturday’s resentment is not to the liking of his compatriot and former decision Dick Jol. UEFA should not put him in such a situation. Never! From a financial and sports point of view, this is a lot and can you imagine how the French newspaper would react to it? Go into it before the race, said the barrel, which was the final of the Champions League in 2001.Slavia and Olympiakos Piraeus would also spend Lyon. esk and eck ampion would move to the playoffs from the 3rd pedestal in the upcoming Champions League seasons.last_img read more

Sunday blog: Coping with abject poverty

first_imgRobert Escandonby Robert Escandon, Sumner Newscow — In the 1980’s I spent some considerable time in India working for a British company that engaged specialized engineering work for the Nuclear Industry.  The Indian government decided to buy the designs of a Canadian reactor which was based on a Calandria with heavy water as the moderator.  The design had its shortcomings relying, as it did, on the fidelity of hundreds of pipe-to-wall connections.  Not surprisingly, these had to be monitored for leakage of contaminated water.One power station in Madras had a leakage problem which would require a complex and expensive remote-controlled robot to affect a repair.  The Indians were poor in money but rich in human bodies, so they elected to repair the leak (tightening a ring of bolts) using paid volunteers to run into the reactor enclosure, carrying a wrench and tighten the bolts by hand.  Scientists calculated they had less than one minute per person to carry out this work, during which time they would receive 12 months of normal accumulated radiation dose plus a set sum of money.  There was no shortage of volunteers! A line formed, composed of any able bodied man, who vaguely knew what to do with a wrench.   There was a mock-up of the pipe and bolt-ring and volunteers had to show the engineers that they could use the wrench to loosen the bolts and tighten them down again.  Those that had good dexterity and were physically fit got to join the line.  Using humans for tasks in a radioactive area even had a name in the nuclear industry — it was called “hot-jumping.”  Theoretically, it was actually a low risk endeavor providing the exposure time of each individual was strictly limited.  Of course, no strict data has ever been clearly defined for the amount, and type, of radiation that falls within SAFE limits!  But, this was a failure of the reactor core and many lives would be threatened if the leak could not be stopped —- so, “hot jumping” would be used.  The technique was not new and the Russians exposed many civilian workers and military personnel at Chernobyl.  Many people being exposed for short, calculated, periods of time.  Some, helicopter pilots, had to fly over the cauldron and drop boron powder onto the pile to “quench” the nuclear reaction.  Many developed cancer as a consequence.  Those guys were unsung heroes.Back to Madras!  The line stretched for about two hundred yards leading to the door of the reactor enclosure.  By the door stood a tall army parade-ground drill-sergeant with a large Victorian pocket watch on a chain.  He had been chosen for the job because he had a voice like a public address system.  The first man would assume a crouch, like an Olympic sprinter at the starting line, and wait for the “Go” word.  The drill sergeant would yell “Go” and the volunteer would race into the reactor enclosure.  The drill Sergeant would bellow-out the elapsed seconds, counting down from 30.  “ ——–  Five, Four, three two, one”  finishing with the command “you are getting the hell out!”  The volunteer would emerge and hand the wrench to the next person in line, and the drill sergeant would start his bellowing all over again.In that environment, people were pleased be exposed to radiation in exchange for an envelope with a few hundred Rupees inside.Nothing prepares you for India.  The smells, the heat, the extreme wealth in cities like Bombay, next to unbelievable poverty.  I have heard India described as one of the few places in the world where you might see a cow urinating on a Ferrari!I have interesting memories of a traffic cop writing a ticket for a man who was leading an elephant across a road bridge.  Plus memories of about a 100 men, early one morning,  squatting on the side of a railway bridge defecating onto the railway sidings below.  When your home is a tarpaulin stretched from a sidewalk wall and you have no water and no toilets, you have to go somewhere.  You don’t have a choice.  Anyway, the cockroaches, and other insects would have a field-day cleaning up a regular supply of food that drops from the sky! Back in Bombay,  I was invited for an evening meal to the apartment of one of the senior engineers from the Indian Nuclear Association.  We had a vegetable curry prepared by live-in servants.  Every middle class household had servants who would look after the babies, prepare food, do the shopping and generally free up the household from mundane chores.  When some of the Indian Engineers visited Britain they were amazed that their European Engineer- equivalents had no servants. Anyway, after dinner, I stood with my host and his wife on the balcony of their 12th floor air-conditioned apartment, drinking chilled wine while looking out over the sprawling expanse of Bombay.  Along every wall stretched a sub-city made of tarps and plastic under which whole families lived and died in abject poverty.  Given the stinking heat of Bombay, which was daily over 100 degrees,  I can’t imagine what life must be like for those so disadvantaged compared with my relatively wealthy hosts. Inevitably, the conversation moved towards India’s problem with such obvious poverty and wealth-gap and what,  if anything, could be done about it.  My hosts were utterly unconcerned and declared that the people living down on the streets did so because “that was their choice.”  The explanation given was that all those people living in abject degradation did so because they” didn’t want to work and pay taxes.”  Never mind the packs of rabid dogs, never mind the poisonous snakes and scorpions, never mind cases of untreated leprosy and missing limbs, never mind the woman begging with gray, glazed, sightless eyes because of untreated cataracts!  Never mind any of that, because their lifestyle was a choice. I didn’t comment because I saw no point, plus I was a guest in their home.  Anyway, I found the middle class response to poverty was always the same with the poor on the streets being declared as responsible for their own condition, because they chose not to work and pay taxes.  After a few weeks of exposure, I was no longer obviously shocked by the daily sight of slum-living poverty.  It became part of the landscape to me.  I began to see why wealthier people might adopt the attitude of attributing appalling poverty as being a choice, rather than an accident of birth.  How else, could you stand seeing your fellow human beings suffering, when you are living in comfort?  We have a watered-down version of the same problem here in the U.S.  We have several million people who cannot afford health insurance and have little chance of fighting their way out of poverty.   Our way around the situation is to adopt a similar attitude to that of the middle class Indians and label all who cannot contribute as having chosen that condition for their lives.  “Yes” we will have some who are determined not to work, but controls from Social Services could soon weed-out most of those.  But, using the fall-back position of social fraud for every individual who doesn’t have health- insurance, is just a means of turning a blind eye to our own conscience. Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (50) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +10 Vote up Vote down Guest · 154 weeks ago Poverty in India is different than here in the USA. We have many more opportunities through Government and Private Programs. IF able-bodied individuals were forced to gain some sort of employment we would have more funds to help those truly in need. We have too many who are able to work but chose not to do so. There are training and retraining job programs readily available through private and public programs. Comparing America who DOES help those in need with India who DOES NOT help those in need is an insult to taxpaying Americans. My wife has already stopped reading your blog and I’m going to stop reading it now also. Report Reply 0 replies · active 154 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down NoGoodSolutionYet · 154 weeks ago Mr. Escandon-I wondered when you would get back on your high-horse healthcare issue! As far as your statement about Social Services being able to “weed-out” people not willing to work, it hasn’t worked so far, and not likely to work in the future when it involves government organizations. I do know about being poor, I have experienced it withing my own life growing up, not as bad as you description though. A funny thing about poverty: I have a married sister (widowed now) whose family basically lived in abject poverty (my opinion) raising 5 children. No one had to tell them they were poor, they paid their bills and lived the best they could without outside help. They were proud none the less, not a burden to anyone, & if you told my former brother-in-law how poor they were, he would just smile or bust you in the mouth depending if you offended his family. A person does not have to tell a person living in abject poverty they are poor, they already know. Report Reply 1 reply · active 154 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down blythe · 154 weeks ago mr. escandon, i’m so happy to have stumbled upon this blog. i’m really enjoying it, reading about your and others experiences makes me think about issues in new and different ways. i often think that expanding medicaid/medicare to all citizens, rich or poor, old or young, strong or frail, would cost taxpayers less than the hybridized health system currently in place. whether you’re left or right, socialized medicine makes sense, just like socialized education makes sense. think how many programs we could eliminate by streamlining the welfare structure and all it’s bureaucracies. Report Reply 5 replies · active 154 weeks ago +10 Vote up Vote down Larry · 154 weeks ago When I was young in the 50’s and 60’s my mother, brother and I were dirt poor, but my mother maintain a job and we managed to get by. We had some luck and my mother met a man that was good to us and things got better. But I always remember where we were and made it a point that my future family would never have to suffer that way. I worked and went to college which I paid for myself without loans and had a great career that I was able to retire from. I have had it really good for my family, kids and now grandkids. They are all doing well and earning there way without help except for maybe from family. I have paid for everything I have ever wanted which includes my healthcare that I paid for without help from the government. The youth today want everything handed to them such as loans for school, paid medical, and they believe they deserve it all right now and if they can’t afford it want someone else to give it to them. And the government has, why should they work when they get public assistance, medical, and anything else they can get without actually have to work for it. The younger generation is getting lazy and figure why work if they can get it from the government, and that is the worst kind of slavery we have. Yes you brought in medical care for the poor and I brought I slavery, since what the government is doing it slavery to keep them poor and dependent. I also want someone to show me a socialist country that is doing well. When you take the money from those that are willing to work and support themselves and than create programs to take care of those that won’t, someday the money is going to run out and then see where we will be.. Report Reply 10 replies · active 153 weeks ago +7 Vote up Vote down wellington resident · 154 weeks ago Ya the medicine is much more advanced but we still pay an arm and a leg for it. The medicine prices are outrageous because to many companies have there hands in Washington’s pockets. in which is an outrage. And I am sure the physician’s get their pockets padded by prescribing certain medicine. Its just a shame. And why is the administration cost rising when the technology is more advanced and done on computers instead on paper like it use to be, so you would think they would need less admin and more nurses ect.. But no they would rather have more admin the people that actually help the sick. Report Reply 11 replies · active 154 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Let It Go! · 154 weeks ago Mr. Escandon-In looking at various EU countries (28 in all), I found total population of the combined countries slightly more than 510 million as of Jan. 1, 2016. Now, the real question is, how many countries did it take to reach the estimated 320 million people in the US? It took 5, in order: Germany, France, UK, Italy, & Spain. The top 4 only made it to 275 million. Now, how many countries have a socialized single-payer health system while maintaining they also have a general free enterprise system? Would the answer be all? Funny, everyone of these countries were rebuilt after annihilation during the 1940’s war. Which country provided the most money & materials to rebuild? THE USA. Please get off the health care issue, Obamacare is failing fast, let American citizens sort it out. It is our system, quite blaming insurance companies for all the woos associated with healthcare. Yes, I read the link, the extra funding should have never been given to the insurance companies, it is strictly the purview of Congress to fund taxpayer money spent. Report Reply 14 replies · active 153 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down MJE · 154 weeks ago I’m curious, do you know what the exposure per man was for this evolution? Report Reply 1 reply · active 153 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down RTO In India 22p · 110 weeks ago I like this post. Report Reply 0 replies · active 110 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

Luis Enrique prohibits the use of phones at Spain meals

first_img 04/09/2018 Upd. on 05/09/2018 at 09:12 CEST Ramón Fuentes Monday was an intense day for Luis Enrique. At midday, he has his first meeting with his Spain squad, both the veterans and the newbies, and then later he held his first open training session since taking over as the national team’s coach.  IN SPORT.ES The coach is already beginning to implement rules. For example, mobile phones are banned from the room where the players convene for breakfast, lunch and dinner at their Madrid base.  RELATED STORIEScenter_img Luis Enrique wants to prepare for the games against England and Croatia with maximum discretion. The plan is for morning training sessions on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday before flying to London on Friday, where there will be a session open to the media before Saturday’s game against World Cup semi-finalists England.  Those that do have their phones on them must leave them by the door. Luis Enrique and his team are the first to leave their phones behind. It’s a way to encourage dialogue, allowing the players to exchange opinions and relax a little more.  Luis Enrique prohíbe el uso del móvil en las comidas As already revealed on SPORT, and confirmed by the RFEF later, it will be the only session which is open to the public.  Luis Enrique now ruling in Spain with first training sessionlast_img read more

Bomber grad Dylan Zaitsoff begins post-season push at PacWest Men’s Soccer Playoffs beginning Friday in Kelowna

first_imgFormer L.V. Rogers Bomber soccer star Dylan Zaitsoff and his UBC Okanagan Heat teammates face a tough test in the first round of the Pacific Western Athletic Association Men’s Soccer Playoffs Friday in Kelowna.Zaitsoff and Company meet Kwantlen College Eagles of Surrey in quarter final action.The Heat earned a berth in the playoffs by rallying from a 3-0 second half deficit to finish the game in a 3-3 draw versus the Capilano University Blues on Sunday.The Heat finished with a record of 4-2-5 for the 2011 season, while the Capilano Blues finished just one point ahead of the Heat in the standings with a (5-3-3) record. The tie against the Blues the Heat, combined with Vancouver Island Mariners defeating the Thompson Rivers WolfPack 2-0, lifted the UBC Okanagan into third spot in Group B standings.Zaitsoff, in his second season at UBC O, joined the Heat after a solid high school career with the LVR Bombers. Zaitsoff helped the Bombers qualify for the B.C. High School Championships.Joining Zaitsoff on the Heat is Manny Straith of Victoria. Straith is the son of former Mount Sentinel High School athlete Delphine (Zarikoff) Straith.Zarikoff, the daughter of Helen and John Zarikoff, was one of the best athletes to ever come out of the South Slocan school.Manny Straith’s brother, Adam, is a member of the Canadian National Men’s Soccer Team.This three-day PacWest Tournament brings together the best six men and women’s collegiate soccer teams — UNBC Timberwolves of Prince George, Vancouver’s Langara Falcons, Quest Kermodes, Thompson Rivers Wolfpack, Capilano Blues and Vancouver Island Mariners — from across the province.The tournament begins play Friday at 10:30 a.m. with the women’s gold medal game slated for 3:30 p.m. Sunday.The men’s final is Sunday at 6:00 p.m. All action will take place at the Nonis Sports Field on UBC’s Okanagan campus.The winner represents the PacWest at the 2011 CCAA Soccer championships will be hosted by Collège François-Xavier-Garneau in Québec, Québec. Separate men and women’s tournaments will take place November 9-12.sports@thenelsondaily.comlast_img read more

Noel takes “Living with Intention” motivational tour to Linden

first_imgThe mining town of Linden welcomed the Living with Intention motivational tour with great enthusiasm.The four-time bestselling author/Impresario, Sonia Noel was right in her element doing what she does best, which is to inspire.On Sunday last, she was asked by Pastor Selwyn Sills to give brief remarks at his church Praise Tabernacle AOG. Later in the afternoon, Francine Major hosted a book signing ceremony for Living with Intention at Major’s banquet hall. Mayor of Linden, Waneka Arrindell and former Mayor Carwyn Holland were present at the event.In addition, Holland read an excerpt from the book while sharing how much he has been personally inspired over the years by the work of the Guyanese fashion icon.The highlight of the tour were visits to schools in the mining town. Noel visited the St Aiden’s, Christianburg and Amelia’s Ward Primary schools.While there, she encouraged the children to be intentional about their next move and even if they do not get into one of the top schools, they all possess greatness.She was also thrilled to meet Stephon Campbell, a young child who has an icicle business and shows a strong sense of entrepreneurship. While meeting the young man, she reminisced that as a young girl, she sold plantain chips, sugar cake and pastries to assist her mother due to financial constraints.During the visits at the schools, the children were very interactive and receptive. In addition, Noel met with the students of six secondary schools who assembled at the Lichas Hall.Vanessa Kissoon, a former parliamentarian, introduced Noel and also read an excerpt from the book in the chapter titled Conviction. It was a very animated session with lots of humour.There, Noel urged the students to give the world the best version of themselves, as she shared her personal triumphs and failures. She further encouraged the secondary school students to use their 24-hour day wisely because the decisions they make today will affect their future tomorrow.The students won themselves complimentary copies of the book. The book is available on Amazon; at Makin Style Boutique in Robb Street, Georgetown; and at Francine Major in Linden.Noel is expected to be back in Linden on Saturday for a march to stamp out violence against women.last_img read more