Balfour golf pros receive award from ALS Society

first_imgFriday (July 13)  Wendy Toyer, Executive Director for the ALS Society of B.C. presented Chown and Craig Wilkinson with a certificate of appreciation on behalf of ALS Society to thank them personally for their efforts.The ceremony was held at the Balfour Golf Club.Anyone wanting to donate to the cause can do so at: www.golfathonforals.caAmyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also referred to as motor neuron disease in British English, is the most common form of the motor neuron diseases.The condition is sometimes called Lou Gehrig’s disease in North America, after the New York Yankees baseball player who was diagnosed with the disease in 1939.The disorder is characterized by rapidly progressive weakness of the muscles, difficulty swallowing and decline in breathing ability. Balfour golf pros Braden Chown and Craig Wilkinson went above and beyond a normal round of golf with friends after the duo raised more than $1,000 for the ALS Society of B.C.Chown and Wilkinson managed the feat by golfing 360 holes at the Balfour Golf Course during the annual Golfathon for ALS in June.During the month of June — ALS Awareness month — 80 Golf Pros and Juniors, at  37 golf courses located throughout B.C. participated in the PGA of B.C. Golfathon for ALS.last_img read more

Let the FIFA Women’s World Cup Begin

first_imgThe Nelson Daily was there with a brief video of the Canadian anthem to start the game between Canada and China.Have a look. Was it a penalty, or was it a “play-on”?Who cares as Canada won its opening match at the FIFA Women’s World Cup Saturday in Edmonton.last_img

Long wins OFBF Discussion Meet

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Elizabeth Long of London is the winner of the 2015 Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) Discussion Meet. The final round of the competition was held during OFBF’s Young Agricultural Professionals Summer Reach Out event June 27 at Miami County Fairgrounds.The annual contest tests participants’ subject knowledge, problem solving abilities and personal and small group communications skills.Long won $1,000 from Nationwide Insurance, a Polaris Most Versatile Generator and an expense-paid trip to the American Farm Bureau Annual Meeting in Orlando, Fla. where she will represent Ohio in the national Discussion Meet contest.Long is a Madison County Farm Bureau member where she serves as the communications action team leader. She also is a graduate of Ohio Farm Bureau’s AgriPOWER program Class V. She has a bachelor’s degree from Ohio State University. Long is an agriculture and commercial loan officer with Merchants National Bank.The Discussion Meet is hosted by OFBF’s Young Agricultural Professionals— singles and married couples ages 18 to 35 who are interested in improving the business of agriculture, learning new ideas and developing leadership skills. To learn more about the Discussion Meet and the Young Ag Professionals program, visit experienceyap.com.last_img read more

Captains de Leon and Rondina end college careers with a bang

first_imgThey are as different as anyone can be. Their backgrounds, their style of play and their roles with their squads. But once their paths converged, once their careers collided in a championship clash, the similarities began emerging.They were captains, and they would steer their respective ships as far as humanly possible.ADVERTISEMENT Bea de Leon was fortunate to have led Ateneo farther, a 25-17, 25-22, 25-22 victory in Game 3 of the finals Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena sealed the Lady Eagles’ third title in six years.The Ateneo skipper was on the fence about playing a fifth year for the Katipunan squad until coach Oliver Almadro reeled her in.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“It’s the best decision I’ve ever made,” said De Leon, who was named the Finals MVP. “I’m so happy that coach O (Oliver Almadro) still called me up because he had a choice not to and he had a choice to replace me.”Almadro stood by De Leon the whole season, parrying critics of her limited production by saying “she brings a lot more to the court than just scoring.” “I still remember that day when [Almadro called me up] and I’m still thankful for coach O for still wanting me to be part of the team,” De Leon said. “I couldn’t say no to coach O. It was really the best decision I’ve ever made. We’re here and we did it.”Almadro’s faith and De Leon’s decision to stay were repaid as Ateneo held off a young UST team in dominant fashion for the crown.But the Tigresses’ defeat doesn’t make Sisi Rondina a loser. The roar from the sea of yellow as she addressed the UST crowd made it clear that the indefatigable captain would leave on the wings of victory.For Rondina, playing a fifth year for UST was a no-brainer.“I love UST,” she said in Filipino. “I still don’t want to let go of UST.”ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport Deaf personalities everyone should know PLAY LIST 04:26Deaf personalities everyone should know00:50Trending Articles05:01What the Deaf want the hearing to know02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP MPBL welcomes two more members Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, toocenter_img Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess LATEST STORIES View comments Rondina will graduate in June, a final ceremony to end her stay in España. And oh, how she would have loved to leave behind a shining trophy.But there at the place where all journeys end, there was no tangible symbol of victory. Rondina did not leave empty-handed though; the Thomasian community made sure she heard—loud and clear—its parting present.And Rondina did leave something behind: a legacy.“When someone says ‘Sisi Rondina’ they will be reminded of someone who gave it all for the school, someone who never wanted to let UST down.”“I hope the players who remain will always remember to love UST and give it their all for UST like I did.”De Leon and Rondina. In an arena that measures wins and losses, only one of them left in a rain of confetti and cheers, cradling a trophy for her efforts.But where sports is measured by a dedication, passion and love for both game and team, they both walked off as champions. —WITH A REPORT FROM BONG LOZADA, INQUIRER.NETSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew MOST READ Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Private companies step in to help SEA Games hostinglast_img read more

10 months agoWatford to bid for Nice midfielder Adrien Tameze

first_imgWatford to bid for Nice midfielder Adrien Tamezeby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWatford are set to bid for Nice midfielder Adrien Tameze.The Daily Mail says Watford are preparing to offer £10m for Tameze. Atalanta have tabled a similar bid while Cardiff City and Burnley have also asked about the 24-year-old, who can also play in defence.Tameze was highly rated as a teenager and played for France Under-16s and Under-18s.Watford are preparing to assess their options if dominant central midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure moves away from Vicarage Road. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

2 days agoOdegaard: Norway lucky to have Bournemouth striker King

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Odegaard: Norway lucky to have Bournemouth striker Kingby Paul Vegas2 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Sociedad midfielder Martin Odegaard has sung the praises of Norway teammate Joshua King.The Bournemouth striker is now a first-choice for the national team.And Odegaard admits he enjoys playing with the forward.”He is extreme and we are lucky to have him on the team. We just have to enjoy it and feed him with as many balls as possible,” he said.With 16 goals in 44 games, King has the opportunity to become one of the highest scorers for Norway. By comparison, John Carew has 24 goals, while Tore André Flo and Ole Gunnar Solskjær stand at 23. At the very top is Jørgen Juve with 33 goals. last_img

Atikamekw Nation declares its sovereignty

first_imgAPTN National NewsEnough is enough says Quebec’s Atikamekw Nation.The chiefs reaffirmed in a Quebec City press conference Monday they had never sold, ceded or exchanged their territory.They declared their sovereignty.APTN’s Danielle Rochette has the story.last_img

Valeant shares slump as company warns growth wont return until 2019

first_imgMONTREAL – Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. says it won’t return to growth for another year as it continues efforts to turnaround the business and further lower its massive debt.“We expect reported revenue to grow beginning in 2019 versus 2018, and for growth to accelerate as our new product launches take hold,” chief financial officer Paul Herendeen said Wednesday.The Quebec-based company said it expects revenues to grow four to six per cent annually through 2021 and adjusted EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization) to grow at five to eight per cent annually.Valeant’s shares took a hit Wednesday, falling $2.74 or 11.54 per cent to $21.01 by the close of markets, after the company issued its 2018 guidance that was below analyst estimates.The company said it expects revenue of US$8.1 billion to US$8.3 billion and full-year adjusted EBITDA in the range of US$3.05 billion to US$3.2 billion.That’s down from US$8.72 billion in revenues and US$3.64 billion in EBITDA posted in 2017.Much of the decrease follows the sale of several companies, continued loss of patent exclusivity on some drugs and currency fluctuations.Chief executive Joseph Papa said he still believes that Valeant is a “turnaround of a lifetime.”“I do think it takes some time and we have to demonstrate the performance and what we’re trying to do right now,” he told analysts.Valeant cut its debt by 15 per cent in one year to US$25.7 billion.Since the first quarter of 2015, it has reduced total debt by more than US$6.7 billion, partially from the sale of non-core assets.With few further large sales of non-core assets available, industry analysts believe Valeant has to take further action to reduce its leverage.Valeant said it recently filed a shelf prospectus that raises the prospect of an equity raise, said Neil Maruoka of Canaccord Genuity.“We believe an equity raise is a strong possibility given the challenges of debt reduction through divestitures and the slow de-levering from operating cash flow and future EBITDA growth,” he said in a report.Reporting in U.S. dollars, Valeant said it earned $513 million or $1.45 per diluted share attributable to shareholders in its latest quarter, compared with a loss of $515 million or $1.47 per share a year ago.The profit was the highest since the fourth quarter of 2014, before its share price collapsed on allegations of improper conduct by former senior executives.“After working to stabilize the company, we’re now well into the second phase of the plan turnaround to where we’re taking steps to drive shareholder value,” Papa said during a conference call.Valeant said it launched more than 100 products last year while reducing the number of manufacturing sites by 23 per cent and discontinued more than 1,900 individual items.The company said it resolved 80 lawsuits and investigations from issues involving former executives. It said insurance policies should cover settlement costs and legal fees.On Wednesday, it announced the payment of $58 million to settle the Solodyn antitrust class action.On an adjusted basis, the company said it earned $347 million or 98 cents per diluted in the quarter. That’s in line with analyst forecasts but is down from $443 million in the fourth quarter of 2016.While it will continue to eye opportunities for more divestitures, Papa said Valeant spins off lots of cash, some of which will be used to further cut debt.Revenue for the three months ended Dec. 31 totalled $2.16 billion down 10 per cent from $2.4 billion a year earlier.Nine percentage points of the lower revenues came from sold assets.Follow @RossMarowits on Twitter.Companies in this story: (TSX:VRX)last_img read more

District of Taylor to further review Open Air Burning Bylaw

first_imgTAYLOR, B.C. – At a District of Taylor Council meeting, on Tuesday, Council took a look at the Open Air Burning Bylaw.The purpose of the Bylaw is to regulate open air burning within the District to ensure it is done in a safe and responsible manner.After reviewing the Bylaw, Council made the decision to send it back to the Protection Committee for further review. When it comes to Class One Campfires, Council felt that the required parameters of six metres between the fire pit and objects, such as buildings and fences, was too great of an area and would automatically ban most residents from having a small fire in their backyard.Council felt that this kind of restriction would best apply to Class Two and Three fires, not for Class One.District Fire Chief, Steve Byford, says the Bylaw is modelled after what other municipalities within B.C. have in place for open air burning.Once reviewed, the Bylaw will go through three readings before being adopted.last_img read more