Mallard’s Source for Sports, NHLPA join forces to fulfill hockey dreams for children

first_imgThe NHLPA and Mallard’s Source for Sports is pleased to announce that Source For Sports will be serving as the “Official Equipment Supplier” of the National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) Goals & Dreams Game Changer Award program.  The NHLPA Goals & Dreams Game-Changer Award assists individual families who find themselves in unique financial situations due to economic or social reasons such as job loss, divorce and more.As the official equipment supplier for this award, Source For Sports will fit and supply the hockey gear for these deserving applicants.  “No one should be left out of hockey because they can’t afford it said Dale Donaldson, owner of Mallard’s Source for Sports in both Nelson and Castlegar. “We are very excited to partner with the NHLPA and help give back to people in our community and help all kids enjoy the game of hockey.”Source For Sports will also assist with fulfilling regular NHLPA Goals & Dreams equipment grants, beyond those included as part of the NHLPA Game Changer Award Program.  NHLPA Goals & Dreams assists volunteer-based grassroots hockey programs that help economically disadvantaged children play the great sport of hockey.  NHLPA members and Source For Sports share in the belief that more children should have the opportunity to play hockey, a sport that educates players in teamwork, commitment, discipline and physical fitness. “We are excited to partner with Source for Sports to help even more children play the great game of hockey,” said Devin Smith, Chairman of the NHLPA Goals & Dreams fund.  “This new partnership will provide children the joy of walking into a Source for Sports store to pick out brand new gear”.“We have deep roots in our hockey communities right across Canada, and this partnership with the NHLPA will allow children to continue the hockey tradition that many of us enjoyed growing up,” added Brad Hause, President of Source For Sports.In 1999, the National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) launched the NHLPA Goals & Dreams fund as a way for the players to give something back to the game they love.During the past 12 years, more than 60,000 deserving children in 25 countries have benefited from the NHLPA Goals & Dreams donations of full sets of hockey equipment; the players’ program has also assisted with upgrades and the building of hundreds of arenas world wide.To date, NHLPA Goals & Dreams has donated more than $20-million to grassroots hockey programs around the world making it the largest program of its kind.For more information on the NHLPA, please visit www.nhlpa.com.To learn more about the NHLPA Goals & Dreams and Game Changer Award programs and for information on how to apply for a grant through the NHLPA visit: http://www.nhlpa.com/giving-back/goals-dreamslast_img read more

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Don’t Listen To Empty Promises for 2017 Elections’

first_imgA prominent citizen of Kokoya Statutory District #1 in Bong County has cautioned residents of the district not to vote anyone into office come 2017 presidential and legislative elections based on their “empty promises.”Mr. Moses Tatee cautioned his kinsmen recently during a mass meeting he hosted for residents.Mr. Tatee advised the citizens to thoroughly open their “eyes and vote wisely” for a leader who will not deceive them, but will deliver the best development agenda for the district.He said if they elect the wrong person, instead of making their hope for development come true, that individual would instead disappoint the them. Tatee then urged the citizens not to also vote for people who will come to solicit their votes by giving them bags of rice and cash inducements because according to him, that individual will not look back to fulfill those campaign promises whenever he/she is elected.‘’Such a leader will deprive you of the needed development initiatives by excluding you from equal participation in the decision making process on issues affecting your lives in your respective districts,” Tatee said.He, however, urged his kinsmen to vote for people who have leadership abilities; who will have interest to develop the district.He called on the citizens to bury whatever differences they have and work together for the development of their devastated post-war district. He emphasized that when they develop their district, they will be able to sustain themselves instead of continuously depending on the government to do everything for the transformation of their district and their lives.He also urged them to desist from destructive criticisms, and constructively engage the county leadership on issues that affect their general welfare so as to reap the fruits of their many years of labor.‘’I am confident that when we as citizens unite and speak with one voice, the apparent losses which we have experienced in our district for decades will be regained. ‘’It has not been my desire to contest for the representative seat of the district in 2017, but to encourage unity, reconciliation, love and hard work for the development of our district,’’ Mr. Tatee reiterated. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Surinamese cop stabbed 5 times, shot once

first_img…murder allegedly linked to drive-by shooting in MarchPremcharan Ravikan, a Surinamese Police Auxiliary Agent, who was found dead hours after he was allegedly kidnapped by Guyanese was reportedly stabbed five times and shot once.A source in the Dutch-speaking country told Guyana Times that the man’s throat was also slit, and a single bullet wound was evident on his abdomen.The body of the 23-year-old was discovered in his Toyota Prado luxury vehicle in the wee hours of Sunday at Passiebloemstraat, Paramaribo. The now dead Policeman’s pistol was not found in his vehicle and as such, it is suspected to have been taken by his abductors.Dead police rank: Premcharan RavikanHours after the discovery, a man claiming to be the murderer surrendered to the Police, but the lawmen are yet to ascertain the motive behind the killing although they suspected it was connected to the shooting to death of boat captain Somnath Manohar, which occurred on March 30. The Surinamese lawmen are tight-lipped about the suspect in custody.The dead boat captain was the brother of Nakool Manohar of Number 43 Village, Corentyne, Berbice who was last week arraigned at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts on two counts of robbery at sea.This publication was told that the gun that was used in the drive-by shooting was reportedly given to the perpetrators by the now dead Police rank. After the young Police rank was abducted, a text message was reportedly sent to his family stating that Ravikan had sold a gun to someone and it was “payback time”.It was reported that Manohar and a 45-year-old worker were shot at by unknown suspects in two motor vehicles. The businessman was shot several times and was taken to a medical facility where he succumbed while receiving medical attention. The co-worker survived the attack, but it is not clear if he saw the occupants of the vehicle during the ordeal.However, the lawmen are yet to release any information with respect to the recent killing of the Policeman. The dead Policeman left home on Saturday at about 13:00h without informing his relatives about his destination. However, after some time elapsed, his parents attempted to contact his mobile phone, but the calls went unanswered.Soon after, his family received a text message, and it was then they suspected that the Police Constable had been kidnapped by Guyanese.It was reported that the text message indicated that the man would have provided a firearm that was used in one of the recent pirate attacks that left four men dead and 11 still missing.However, the family without hesitation immediately contacted the Police and handed over the critical information. In addition, it was reported that the Officer joined the Police force less than a year ago, but lived a lavish lifestyle.It is also believed that the dead Policeman might have been working for the “Crackhead” gang, whose leader was arrested in Suriname on Wednesday last. Upon his arrest, he reportedly confessed to killing five fishermen in the recent attacks.He claimed that he was following orders, which were to attack the boat and “get rid” of the occupants. Five of the men survived the attack while four bodies were recovered; to date, 11 persons are still missing.last_img read more

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BC Hydro, protesters to appear in Supreme Court later this month

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — The Rocky Mountain Fort Protesters will be facing the province’s power utility in BC Supreme Court on the morning of Feb. 22, 2016.According to court documents, BC Hydro seeks an injunction to keep protesters and other parties away from the site of construction.The documents also state that ‘the Courts have held that conduct in the nature of the Defendants Blockading Activities is unacceptable in a democratic society governed by the rule of law’ — and states that injunctions are typically enforced as an appropriate response to such conduct.- Advertisement -Furthermore, protests are being planned in Prince George on the same day in response to this hearing, and the arrival of Site C job fairs to the city.BC Hydro filed a notice of civil claim against the protesters on Jan. 19, after claims from Hydro that the protesters were intentionally prevented work — specifically clearing work — from getting done.last_img read more

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New Distracted Driving Fines Start Tomorrow In BC

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN B.C. – Just in case you forgot, the new distracted driving fines come into effect starting tomorrow.Higher fines, more points against your license, and driving prohibitions for repeat offenders are now a reality.The fine goes up to $368 (up from $167). You also receive 4 driver points instead of 3 against your licence.- Advertisement -First time offenders will now see a minimum of $543 dollars in financial penalties. A second offence will see you with a total of $888 dollars in penalties, and from there it keeps going up every time you get caught.This year during the May Long Weekend, 264 tickets were handed out for distracted driving, up from 199 in 2015.In 2014, distracted driving and not paying attention to the road killed 66 people and injured 630 more in BC.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Premier League trio in three-way race for Besiktas midfielder

first_img Veli Kavlak in action for Besiktas 1 Southampton, Everton and Leicester are all battling to secure the signature of Besiktas midfielder Veli Kavlak.Ronald Koeman, Roberto Martinez and Nigel Pearson are all looking to strengthen their squad in January and have been linked with a move for the experienced international.Kavlak, 26, has been one of the star performers for Besiktas under Slaven Bilic, but is out of contract at the end of the season and the club do not want to see him walk away as a free agent.Kavlak’s agent Max Hagmayr has confirmed interest from the three Premier League clubs but says they will face a battle with other European teams to clinch his signature.Hagmayr, speaking on turkish-football.com, said: “Southampton, Everton and Leicester City are interested from England, they are keeping tabs and could made offers depending on the situation.“Stuttgart and Gladbach from Germany and Napoli from Italy are also monitoring the situation closely.“Veli is a player with great club and international experience so it is natural for clubs to be interested.“He has performed at a high level consistently for Besiktas so it should it is no surprise that these clubs want to sign him.”last_img read more

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England World Cup-winning goalkeeper Gordon Banks dies

first_imgHis family said Banks, who lost an eye in a car crash in 1972, had passed away in his sleep.“It is with great sadness that we announce that Gordon passed away peacefully overnight,” his family said.“We are devastated to lose him but we have so many happy memories and could not have been more proud of him.”Geoff Hurst, who scored a hat-trick in the 4-2 win over West Germany in the World Cup final at Wembley, tweeted a fulsome tribute to his former team-mate.“Very sad to hear the news that Gordon has died. One of the very greatest,” tweeted 77-year-old Hurst.“Thinking especially of Ursula, Julia, Wendy and Robert. Sad for football, Stoke City and for England fans. Will be very sadly missed.”Banks, whose club playing career revolved largely around Stoke and Leicester City, is the latest of the 1966 team to pass away.Captain Bobby Moore, the baby of the team Alan Ball and Ray Wilson preceded him whilst several such as Nobby Stiles and Martin Peters suffer from Alzheimer’s.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000“It is with great sadness that we announce that Gordon passed away peacefully overnight,” his family said.LONDON, United Kingdom, Feb 12 – Gordon Banks, England’s goalkeeper when they won the 1966 World Cup, has died aged 81, his former club Stoke City announced on Tuesday.Banks, who played in every game of the 1966 campaign on home soil, is probably best known for a wonder save he produced to deny Brazilian great Pele in the 1970 World Cup.last_img read more

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Bayern Munich agree deal with Juventus for Arturo Vidal

first_imgBayern Munich have reached an agreement with Juventus over the transfer of Arturo Vidal.Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge confirmed the Chile international midfielder’s move, pending a medical, at a press conference in Guangzhou, China where Bayern are currently on tour.He said: “I can fundamentally confirm that we have reached an agreement with both parties, Juventus and the player. All that is lacking now is the medical and the signatures on the contract.”That should happen in time for Vidal to link up with his new team-mates from next week, Rummenigge added.The former Bayer Leverkusen star is currently on holiday in Miami after his successful participation in the Copa America and he is due in Munich at the weekend to undergo his medical.According to reports, a fee of 37 million euro (£26million) plus bonuses has been agreed between the Serie A and Bundesliga champions with the 28-year-old putting in a transfer request earlier this summer once he learned of Bayern’s interest.Vidal moved to Juve from Leverkusen in 2011 and made a total of 124 Serie A appearances, scoring 35 goals.He arrives in Munich with the experience of 117 Bundesliga appearances and 15 goals, while he has also played in the Champions League 27 times, netting nine.He will become the second midfielder to leave Juve this summer after Andrea Pirlo, although the Bianconeri have signed Sami Khedira on a free transfer and are reportedly close to agreeing a deal to sign Julian Draxler from Schalke.Bayern’s Mario Gotze is another Juve target, although Rummenigge quashed reports he would move to Turin as part of the deal for Vidal. Arturo Vidal 1last_img read more

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Hit ’em with a ton of bricks

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2“We’re now looking ahead and planning localized protests,” the Virginia native said. “I think there will be more bricks being delivered than planned protests. We just want to show our numbers, our strength and show our leaders that we mean business.” Heffron said that the Senate’s passage of immigration reform last week really helped the brick project pick up steam. More and more people have been purchasing and sending the bricks through the group’s Web site. Originally the group asked people to send the bricks on their own, but when it became too difficult for some, Heffron’s organization began to do it for them. Still, she said, thousands of people are sending messages to congressional leaders on their own, she said. The most popular targets on the West Coast are Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer, both Democrats who voted for the Senate bill. Boxer could not be reached for comment, but a spokeswoman for Feinstein said she received more than 700 bricks. The bricks will be put to good use, though. The Senate’s sergeant-at- arms, whose primary responsibility is to maintain security for the chamber, is rounding up the bricks with plans to donate them to a nonprofit organization in the Washington area. The sergeant-at-arms’ office had to deliver all of the bricks to each of the Senator’s offices. “They were pretty heavy I imagine,” Heffron said. “The first time we delivered 3,000 by UPS. At first the Senate postmaster didn’t want to deliver it. They were having to split them up and take them to the offices – now they are mailed individually.” House members also got a large number of bricks and most have appreciated the sentiment of the American people, Heffron said. Glendora Republican Rep. David Dreier got one brick, said spokeswoman Alisa Do. Rep. Scott Garrett, R-N.J., is heading up a plan to donate all of the bricks to Habitat for Humanity, a nonprofit organization that builds homes for low-income families. sara.carter@dailybulletin.com (909) 483-8552160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Lawmakers are still miles apart on immigration reform, but at least they’re 12,000 bricks closer to a border wall. Advocates of tougher border security looking for a way to get the attention of the House and Senate have created the Send-A-Brick Project, a grass-roots organization that since April has mailed thousands of red bricks to Capitol Hill lawmakers. For $11.95 “you can have a brick delivered to your favorite senator or Congressional leader,” said Kirsten Heffron, a coordinator for the project. Heffron said the bricks are just the first step for the group, which plans to expand its advocacy for border security by marching in Washington, D.C., this month with like-minded organizations. last_img read more

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