33 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 13 June 2014 | News Grants to empower older people now available in Ireland Advertisement Grants of up to €7500 are available in Ireland to help older people become more active citizens and make themselves heard at local and national level.The Community Foundation for Ireland Older Person’s Fund will provide funding for year-long projects focused in two areas:Inclusion of older people in active citizen roles, andSupporting older peoples’ voices at local and national level.For inclusion projects the Fund says it will support “innovative, replicable and effective local community interventions’. Users/beneficiaries must be involved or have been consulted in project planning and applicants must be prepared to evaluate and learn from their work as well as share project learning and outcomes.The second strand of the funding for advocacy work with older people can include training to influence policy, developing community decision-making processes, building leadership or negotiation skills and other innovative projects to give greater “voice” to older people.The deadline for applications is 25 July 2014, with successful applicants informed in October. Applicants should have annual revenue of not more than €1 million. Tagged with: Funding Ireland About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.
Important though Brexit is, it is not the only issue that counts. When each of us looks back on 2019, it will be the personal milestones that stand out. These are the things that matter most and by agreeing a good Brexit deal, we can focus our energy on those things – strengthening our economy and opening up new markets for our businesses to create new jobs and opportunities across the UK; building the housing our country needs so everyone can have a home of their own and transforming technical education so everyone gains the skills they need to get on. Our long term plan for the NHS will put a record investment into our most precious public service so it is there for us when we need it. We will introduce a new skills based immigration system to replace freedom of movement, and by protecting and enhancing our natural environment, we will make Britain a healthier place. This year the UK has achieved a lot. The employment rate is at a record high, our debt is starting its first sustained fall in a generation and the number of people in absolute poverty is at a record low. But a New Year means new potential to do even more, to ensure that everyone in every community can feel the benefit. Together I believe we can start a new chapter with optimism and hope. We have all we need to thrive and if we come together in 2019 I know we can make a success of what lies ahead and build a country that truly works for every one of us. PM Theresa May New Year messageIn a video message to the country on New Year’s Day, Prime Minister Theresa May said: New Year is a time to look ahead and in 2019 the UK will start a new chapter. The Brexit deal I have negotiated delivers on the vote of the British people and in the next few weeks MPs will have an important decision to make. If Parliament backs a deal, Britain can turn a corner. The referendum in 2016 was divisive but we all want the best for our country and 2019 can be the year we put our differences aside and move forward together, into a strong new relationship with our European neighbours and out into the world as a globally trading nation. The PM will also say that while Brexit is important, there are other significant issues to focus on, reflecting on the achievements of 2018 and looking ahead with optimism.She said:
PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa (Reuters) – Opener David Warner scored an unbeaten half-century in vain as Australia blew what appeared to be a comfortable chase and South Africa claimed a 12-run victory in the second Twenty20 International on Sunday.South Africa posted a below-par 158 for four in their 20 overs as Australia strangled their bright start, but were able to defend the total as the wicket slowed up and the touring side found scoring increasingly difficult.Warner was unbeaten on 67 from 56 balls and having reached 98 for one in the 13th over, Australia looked odds-on for the victory until South Africa found a way to cut off the boundaries and they finished short on 146 for six.The series is level at 1-1 with the decider to be played in Cape Town on Wednesday, after which the sides will contest three one-day internationals.“We’ve played here a number of times and I’ve realised that the new ball is key,” South Africa captain Quinton de Kock said at the post-match presentation.“We understand that this wicket, especially late afternoon, for the team batting second it’s always going to be difficult.”De Kock was again the mainstay of the South African innings, his clean striking bringing five fours and four sixes in a fine 70 from 47 balls before he holed out to mid-off.Rassie van der Dussen (37 from 26 balls) provided a vital contribution, but South Africa were 20 or so runs short of where they should have been, having scored only 36 runs in the last five overs with wickets in hand.Seamer Kane Richardson was the pick of the Australian bowling attack with 2-21 in four overs.Australia appeared to be cruising in their reply and when Steve Smith (29 from 26 balls) was out with the score on 98, they required 61 from 45 balls with eight wickets remaining.But South Africa used the slow wicket expertly as leg-spinner Tabraiz Shamsi returned figures of 0-17 in his four overs to increase the pressure on the visitors.Australia needed 20 from the final 12 balls and when Kagiso Rabada’s penultimate overwent for only three, they were firmly on the back foot and never recovered momentum.“I thought we were in the hunt for most of the chase. We just didn’t get that kick at the end that we needed,” Australia skipper Aaron Finch said.“Both teams bowled well at the end, it’s not ideal but a great game.”
The first regular-season NHL games in Sweden were also played in 2008; Swede Daniel Alfredsson collected two assists in the second one, an Ottawa Senators victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins. This weekend’s games will feature seven Swedish-born players: Buffalo’s Linus Ullmark, Rasmus Dahlin, Lawrence Pilut, Marcus Johansson, Johan Larsson and Victor Olofsson, and Tampa Bay’s Victor Hedman, who is expected to suit up despite having missed the previous two games with a lower-body injury. While the games are always a fun element to the season, four points will be up for grabs as Buffalo (9-4-2) looks to end a two-game losing streak and Tampa Bay (6-5-2) tries to right the ship.What are the dates and times of the 2019 Global Series?Friday, Nov. 8, 2 p.m. ETSaturday, Nov. 9, 1 p.m. ETOn what channel is the Global Series being aired? Friday, Nov. 8: NBCSN (U.S.), SN1 (Canada)Saturday, Nov. 9: NHL Network/MSG-B/SUN (U.S.), SN1 (Canada)Which teams are in the Global Series?The Tampa Bay Lightning will take on the Buffalo Sabres in the back-to-back series.Where is the Global Series being played?The Global Series will be played at Ericsson Globe in Stockholm, Sweden. Which teams have played in previous Global Series?DateResultLocationOct. 4, 2019Philadelphia Flyers 4, Chicago Blackhawks 3Prague, Czech RepublicNov. 2, 2018Florida Panthers 4, Winnipeg Jets 2Helsinki, FinlandNov. 1, 2018Winnipeg Jets 4, Florida Panthers 2Helsinki, FinlandOct. 6, 2018New Jersey Devils 5, Edmonton Oilers 2Gothenburg, SwedenNov. 11, 2017Ottawa Senators 4, Colorado Avalanche 3Stockholm, SwedenNov. 10, 2017Ottawa Senators 4, Colorado Avalanche 3 (OT)Stockholm, Sweden The Tampa Bay Lightning and Buffalo Sabres have traveled across the Atlantic Ocean to compete in the latest version of the Global Series. Their two-game set in Stockholm, Sweden, will mark the 33rd and 34th regular-season games to be played outside North America in NHL history. Each team has played abroad once before — Tampa Bay lost two games to the New York Rangers in Prague, Czech Republic, in 2008, and the Sabres defeated the Anaheim Ducks and Los Angeles Kings in Helsinki, Finland, and Berlin, Germany, respectively, in 2011.
Like us at https://www.facebook.com/pages/New-Pittsburgh-Courier/143866755628836?ref=hlFollow @NewPghCourier on Twitter https://twitter.com/NewPghCourier BILL NEAL:10—I’ll start you off as I always do. Black people…Hispanic people…and all of our wonderful women. It’s time to Stop-The-Madness!!! Let’s bring the Trump train to a crashing STOP! Vote mid-term, vote general, JUST VOTE!!!:09—Enormous condolences to my “lifelong Brother,” Dwight Law, for the passing of his dear mother…and my second mother…Thelma Law. A wonderful life lived.:08—I know I am in the minority. I also know that Le’Veon Bell is playing the cards they dealt him. But look, I am old school, like a mug. In the offseason, get a zillion dollars if you can…preseason, get a couple zillion more. But when it’s showtime, I want everybody on deck. I don’t want you messing with my legacy or my playoff and/or Super Bowl money. I say un-ring that Bell! Send Le’Veon packin’. I am just sayin’.JAMES CONNER makes a one-handed catch during the game against the Chiefs, Sept. 16.:07—By the way, here’s why that’s an easy call. Some of you have forgotten and some of you just don’t know, but, James Conner is the real deal. The legend that is Tony Dorsett…aka the greatest college running back in history…6,526 yards rushing. #2 in Pitt history? Yep, you guessed it. James Conner with 3,733 yards, ahead of Ray Graham, Curvin Richards, Craig “Ironhead” Heyward, Dion Lewis, LeSean “Shady” McCoy, Billy West, Elliott Walker and —and — and Curtis “Hall of Fame” Martin…and, oh yea, he beat cancer…Now shut up!:06—I guess you know that without the members of “The Locker Room” I would just be another handsome, talented, creative sports writer. But it’s the Locker Room cats that made me famous. A tip of the cap to our latest inductee into the Locker Room —Brother Solomon White, a South Hills High School graduate (won’t hold that against him). Keep on reading, S.W.:05—A big shoutout to good brother Reggie Smith. He’s been doing major work with our kids for the better part of 20 years here in the Burgh. Nothing has changed for this former Pitt football star. He’s teamed up with hometown lady and WNBA star Swin Cash to host “Cash for Kids Middle School Basketball Tournament” for Boys and Girls on Sept. 29th & 30th at McKeesport Senior High School. Teams can still enter. For information, contact Reggie Smith at [email protected]:04—Just look over there…no, over there, to the right…you should see a promotion on this page about “The Great Savoy Car Cruise and Show” to benefit disadvantaged kids.:03—There’s a reason it’s called “Best of the Batch.” It’s because he’s recognized as one of the best professional athletes to give back to the community. The fact that he’s a Pittsburgh guy only makes it better. A Black and Gold thank you to Charlie Batch and the Best of the Batch Foundation for their very generous donation to the Champions/Great Savoy Car Cruise and Show. And a tremendous thank you to the fabulous Yasmin Shaheed for her support to help make it happen.:02 —Yea, I am at my spot. It’s Sunday, the Steelers are playing, why wouldn’t I be at my spot? But I gotta tell ya, from where I sit I don’t like what I see. The boys are back in town, but, it looks like they left their game in Cleveland. The defense…oh boy…terrible. Down 21 points to the Chiefs that fast! Now the Steelers are 0-1-1 and Tampa Bay is next, and they’re 2-0…:01—Coming Soon…The 5th Anniversary Edition of the Pittsburgh City League All Sports Hall of Fame Inductions on Friday, Nov. 2. There’s a welcome home reception, followed by the City League Hall of Fame inductions the next night. Give me a call at 412-628-4856 for all the information, such as locations, times, etc. What I can say in this column is that there are 40 total inductees, so please plan for an incredible evening.Recognition of the Fallen HeroesBob Harrison—WestNate Smith—SouthRock Figerelli—CarrickDerrick Moore—AllderdiceDiAndre Smith—BrashearJeff Knoxx—OliverTyke Branch—LangleyLevi Doswell—WestRip Nixon—WestSenior Legends of the CityRalph McDaniels—PeabodyLen Gallo—WestRay Hooper—South HillsDave Jetter—WestFrank Batista—WestVirgil Bocheli—WestCoaches of the GamePat Carmack—LangleyHoward Bullard—AllderdiceJim Kahn—PeabodyBill Cooper—CarrickDebbie Lewis—SchenleyKathy Olesak—SchenleyHall of Fame TeamThe 1988–89 Perry Traditional Academy City League and State Champion Football TeamFuture Stars High School Student Athletes Award (TBA):00—Next week, I’ll announce the 2018 Hall of Fame Class. “City League, It’s Your Time, It’s Your Turn!”
According to the 2010 U.S. Census, Monmouth has experienced some changes in population over the past 10 years, but some county and local officials are skeptical about the accuracy of the numbers.The data show that roughly 15,000 more people now call Monmouth County home than did so back in 2000, with the current population standing at 630,380.Most of the population growth occurred in the western party of the county, with Upper Freehold experiencing the largest increase.The population of Upper Freehold increased by 61.9 percent, bringing its total population to 6,902.Other communities with reported increases include Marlboro, Manalapan, Millstone, Tinton Falls, Howell and Holmdel.Red Bank showed a modest increase of 3.06 percent bringing that population to 12,206, while Fair Haven experienced a 3.10 percent hike, raising its population to 6,121,Approximately 50 percent of municipalities within the county showed marked decreases in population.The largest declines occurred in tiny seaside locations as Allenhurst and Loch Arbor Village, which saw drops of 30.92 percent and 30.71 percent, respectively, bringing their total populations down to 496 and 194.In general, shore communities appeared to be experiencing the most declines, with the population down Middletown, Keansburg, Atlantic Highlands and Highlands. In the two river area, Sea Bright had a significant drop with a loss of 406 residents, a decline of 22.33 percent, bringing the population of that coastal community down to 1,412.But some on the county and local levels are questioning the federal findings.“We’re actually not sure these counts are completely accurate,” said Russell Like, principal planner/section supervisor of research and special studies for the county’s Division of Planning.Like noted that the numbers seem to show there was an increase in the housing vacancy rate throughout the county. “And that does include the coastal communities,” he said. But he speculates that could mean, “A higher percentage of people who are using those as second homes.”“That is no means a certainty,” Like acknowledged, “just one possibility.”The Census is really intended as a “snapshot” of the population for April 1 of the year that it’s taken, Like explained. “The Census, while it attempted to be a 100 percent count is a model of the real world,” Like said. “And models are never 100 percent accurate.”Like has spoken to some local officials about the findings and, “honestly, they’re a little puzzled.”“So, I think there are some questions about these numbers,” he noted.Middletown, the county’s largest municipality, at about 40 square miles, saw a downward trend of approximately 0.29 percent, which translates into a loss of 195 residents.But like the county as a whole, Middletown has seen a reduction in household size and an increase in the housing vacancy rate. But the reasons why aren’t clear, said Jason Greenspan, Middletown’s planner. “Without detailed Census data at the track level, it’s really just speculation,” he said.(Greenspan did note, that Middletown has experienced population decreases since the 1990 data.)Some of statistical surprises may be explained by human error on the part of Census workers, noted Greenspan, who said township officials had received phone calls from residents of relatively new developments who complained they hadn’t gotten their forms, leaving him to wonder if the workers had overlooked some portions of the community.In Sea Bright there was a similar situation, said Mayor Maria Fernandes, who said there were complaints about the federal Census worker, who was available for only a brief period.“I found the numbers awfully strange,” Fernandes concluded.Like has been telling municipalities within the county that they could challenge the federal findings if they think there are inconsistencies, and file appeals with the Census Bureau. Towns have until 2013 to file.Middletown, is considering it, Greenspan said, though no decision has been made. And for now, “We in Middletown are speculating what that decline is due to,” he said. By John Burton
Grad 2004-2005 Team claimed the crown by rolling to a 5-0 record in the five team tournament.Grad 2004-2005 Team clinched the title with a thrilling 52-50 overtime thriller of the championship game. The runner-up Grad 2009-2012 squad finished with a 4-1 record and was led by former Mount Royal University point guard Chase Rickaby and former Columbia Bible College guard John Zak. Mallard’s Source for sports applauds all the grads, but especially the winning Grad 2004-2005 Team, with Team of the Week.Grad 2004-2005 Team consists of Jake Phelan, Addison Rickaby, Bryan Gaschnitz, Ryan Golik, Braden Klein, David Joseph, Galen Taylor and Jesse McLaughlin, Galen Taylor, Jesse McLaughlin and and underclassmen Avery Kushner.The tournamentraised more than $1,400 for the Blair D’Andrea Alumni Scholarship Society fund supporting post-secondary athletes and grassroots basketball development in the West Kootenays. Bomber grads return every year to enjoy the Christmas festivities with family and play in the Annual Blair D’Andrea Memorial Alumni Basketball Tournament on Boxing Day at the L.V. Rogers Hangar.More than 45 players flocked to their old basketball court to slip on the runners and compete against Bomber stars of yesteryear.
MISS SUGARS ADDS BLINKERS AND GETS UP TO WIN $75,000 BLUE NORTHER STAKES BY A HEAD UNDER BAZE; TRAINED BY MULLINS, SHE GETS MILE ON TURF IN 1:36.24
ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 29, 2016)–A close fourth with a troubled early trip in her most recent start, English-bred Miss Sugars added blinkers and was up to win Thursday’s $75,000 Blue Norther Stakes at Santa Anita by a head under Tyler Baze as she stopped the clock for one mile on turf in 1:36.24.Trained by Jeff Mullins, Miss Sugars was closer to the early pace with the equipment change and was three-wide turning for home while third behind pacesetter Princess Roi, who dug in tenaciously to finish second in a three-way photo for the win.“In England, they don’t have anybody with them in the gate and since this is only her third start here, they load me and then we’re on our own,” said Baze. “She broke great today and the trip we got worked out just the way we wanted it to. We were up closer and able to save ground early and around the far turn I took a look back and just decided to let her kick before the others did.“She tries really hard and Jeff’s been a big part of my career. It’s great to end up the year winning a race like this for him.”Off at 6-1 in a field of 10 juvenile fillies, Miss Sugars paid $14.60, $7.00 and $5.00.Owned by Red Baron’s Barn, LLC and Rancho Temescal, LLC, she improved her record to 8-2-3-1. With the winner’s share of $46,800, she increased her earnings to $71,985.“Well today, we didn’t have to go through the steeplechase deal,” Mullins said, as he laughingly referred to a weather related obstruction that caused Miss Sugars to lose some ground into the first turn of the Grade III Jimmy Durante Stakes at Del Mar on Nov. 26. “The blinkers helped her lay closer to the pace today and it made Tyler’s job a little easier. We’ll keep her on the grass.”Ridden by a comebacking Corey Nakatani, Princess Roi was pressured throughout by eventual third place finisher Tap It All, but dug in resolutely at the rail to nab the place by a nose. Off at 15-1, Princess Roi paid $15.00 and $12.00.“I love this filly,” said Nakatani. “We got pressure and for her to fight back like she did, shows her class. I really want to thank Richard (trainer, Baltas) for putting me on her. I’ve been working horses for him and this was a good opportunity.”Ridden by Mario Gutierrez, Tap It All broke from post position eight and vied for the lead with Princess Roi throughout and just missed winning. Off at 28-1, Tap It All paid $12.00 to show.Fractions on the race were 23.49, 47.67, 1:12.35 and 1:24.29.Racing resumes at Santa Anita on Friday, with first post time at 12:30 p.m. Admission gates open at 10:30 a.m.
Goaltender Jean-Sebastien Giguere had a groin injury in Anaheim’s last trip to the Shark Tank on Dec. 26, which helped San Jose close a 12-point gap in the division to three. The Ducks won just twice in the 11 games Giguere missed, but have won three of four since his return. He had 34 saves against the Sharks, allowing a pair of third-period goals to Jonathan Cheechoo that helped make the final margin respectable for San Jose. Mike Grier and Patrick Marleau also scored for the Sharks, who allowed the most goals they had all season at home. San Jose has won just once in its last five games. The Ducks got off to a fast start when Moen and Samuel Pahlsson teamed up midway through the first period to help Anaheim score twice in less than a minute. After Pahlsson won a faceoff in the defensive zone from Marcel Goc, Moen took the puck up ice and passed to himself off the boards to get past Marc-Edouard Vlasic and beat Vesa Toskala with a wrist shot. SAN JOSE – Travis Moen’s second goal capped a four-goal second period, and the Ducks won the front half of a key home-and-home series with the San Jose Sharks 7-4 on Tuesday night. The Sharks hoped to sweep the two games to move into first place in the Pacific Division, but now need a victory tonight in Anaheim just to remain within three points of the Ducks. There was a lot more distance between the teams in the first two periods as the Ducks scored two goals within 32 seconds in the opening period and used the four-goal barrage in the second to take a 6-1 lead. Rob Niedermayer had a goal and two assists and Chris Pronger also assisted on two goals for the Ducks, who had their full roster healthy for the first time since December. Pahlsson beat Toskala just 32 seconds later, using a screen by Moen to score on a wrist shot that made it 2-0 at the 13:48 mark. Grier’s goal late in the first period made it close for a while, but Anaheim broke it open in a dominating second period. About the only positive for Sharks fans in the period came when Scott Parker landed a good shot during a fight with George Parros. But less than two minutes after the players were penalized for fighting, Andy McDonald one-timed a cross-ice pass from Chris Kunitz to make it 3-1. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
New Delhi: The lessons learned from India’s bold attempt to soft land Chandrayaan-2’s Vikram module on the lunar surface will help the country during its future missions, former NASA astronaut Jerry Linenger said on Saturday.Indian Space Research Organisation’s (ISRO) plan to soft land Vikram near the Moon’s south pole did not go as per script in the early hours of Saturday, with the lander losing communication with ground stations during its final descent. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c detailsLinengar, who flew on Russian space station Mir that operated in low Earth orbit from 1986 to 2001 for five months, took take part in the live telecast of Chandrayaan-2 landing attempt on the National Geographic Channel.”We should not be too discouraged. India was trying to do something very, very difficult. In fact, everything was going as planned as the lander came down,” Linenger told PTI in an email interview.Linenger noted that the lander “unfortunately” never quite made it to the hover point which is an altitude of about 400 metres above the lunar surface. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursday”…if it had made it to that point, and even if it had not succeeded beyond that, it would have been helpful because the radar altimeters and lasers could have been tested. But if you step back and look at the big picture, this (attempt) would obviously be very helpful for follow on missions,” he said.An astronaut narrator and space analyst, Linenger said overall the mission has been very successful.In fact, the orbiter will continue to downlink very valuable information for the next year. And by all indications, all systems are good on the orbiter, he said. Leninger also congratulated ISRO for attempting the difficult lunar landing.I look forward to watching complete success in the future based upon lessons learned from this bold attempt, Linenger added.The Chandrayaan-2 mission was launched on July 22 by a Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mark III (GSLV Mk III).The Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft began its journey towards the Moon, leaving the Earth’s orbit, on August 14, after a crucial manoeuvre called Trans Lunar Insertion or TLI that was carried out by Isro to place the spacecraft on “lunar transfer trajectory”.