The club's official charity has continually grown in strength and capacity and can now enable learners to develop life skills, maximise career choices and opportunities through carefully designed qualifications, no matter what their academic or practical level. Subsequently, the Trust attract and accept a variety of students on to each of their courses, which range from post-16 to degree level.AVAILABLE COURSES- BA (Hons) Sports Business and Entrepreneurship (University of the West of England) - Fnd in Community Sports Coaching and Development (University of South Wales) - Fnd in Community Football Coaching and Development (University of South Wales) - BTEC Level 3 in Sport - Boys Futsal Programme (Ashton Park School)- BTEC Level 3 in Sport - Girls Futsal Programme (Ashton Park School)- BTEC Level 3 in Sport - Tennis Coaching Scholarship (Ashton Park School) - BTEC Level 3 in Sport and Creative Media (Boomsatsuma/Cabot Learning Foundation) - BTEC Level 3 in Enterprise and Entrepreneurship - BTEC Level 3 in Sport - Boys and Girls Football Programme (Merchants Academy) - BTEC Level 2 in Sport - Boys and Girls Football Coaching Programe (Bridgwater and Taunton College)
The L.V. Rogers Bombers finished the BC High School AA Girl's Soccer Championship in sixth spot following a loss to Ballenas of Parksville in consolation round match Saturday.The Bombers dropped a 4-0 decision to the high-powered Vancouver Island squad. However, the sixth-place finish is one of the better results for the Heritage City school in provincial play.LVR opened the tournament Thursday with a 3-0 loss to St. Michael's University of Victoria.The Bombers then reeled off three consecutive wins to reach in round-robin and playoff action over Crofton House of Vancouver, Brookswood of Langley, Holy Cross of Vancouver to reach Saturday's five/six playoff showdown.Naomi Perkins led LVR in scoring with three goals. Emma and Jenna Wheeldon along with Ali Zondervan also scored for the Bombers.LVR advanced to the 16-team tournament as the Kootenay rep after defeating David Thompson of Invermere and J. Lloyd Crowe of Trail in the Zone Championship in May.
Grads from L.V. Rogers Bombers Basketball program returned to the Hangar Boxing Day to compete in the Blair D'Andrea Alumni Basketball Tournament during the Christmas holidays. Grads 1989-2003 swept through the opposition to repeat as champs.The Blair D'Andrea Alumni Scholarship Society was established in 2012 and has been instrumental in supporting local post-secondary student-athletes, Nelson Hoops grassroots minor basketball initiatives, the Kootenay Chill Club Basketball program, the LVR basketball programs, and the West Kootenay Men's Basketball League through scholarships, donations and equipment.Mallard’s Source for sports would like to salute the Bomber Grads with Team of the Week honours.Pictured are the players from yesteryear who competed in the one-day tournament.For more information on how to donate or get involved with initiatives run by the Blair D'Andrea Alumni Scholarship Society please email email@example.com.
Gardaí are warning the faithful attendees of Papal events that they should take precautions to prevent burglars targetting their empty homes. Up to 750,000 people are expected to attend the World Meeting of Families (WMOF) events over Saturday and Sunday August 25 and 26.The Papal mass with Pope Francis in Dublin’s Phoenix Park will draw half a million people from their homes, while 45,000 tickets are booked for Knock Shrine. Gardaí are set to increase patrols nationally this weekend in a bid to catch burglars planning to break into empty homes.People leaving homes this weekend are being reminded to secure their homes and ask neighbours to check in on their properties.Gardaí recommended steps for home security and burglary prevention include: securing all doors and windows; light up your home; use timer switches when out; store keys safely and away from windows; record details of all valuables; don’t keep large amounts of cash at home; use your alarm even when at home. Gardaí warn of home burglaries during Papal visit was last modified: August 23rd, 2018 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)
TagsMLS NewsAbout the authorIan FerrisShare the loveHave your say MLS looking at sponsorship for VARby Ian Ferrisa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveMajor League Soccer (MLS) is 'actively selling' sponsorship inventory for the match breaks created by video assistant referee (VAR) technology, according to league executive Carter Ladd, reports, www.sportspromedia.com/.The North American soccer league's senior vice president of business development, confirmed to the Sports Business Journal (SBJ) that MLS is engaged in a "couple of ongoing conversations" with companies interested in sponsoring VAR, which was introduced to the league in 2017.The SBJ's report added that one in three MLS matches this season have involved a VAR review, which is intended to correct clear and obvious errors made by the on-field officials relating to major moments such as goals, penalties and red cards.MLS also told the SBJ that a potential VAR sponsorship could see a brand be on screen for the entire length of a review, while the company could also get mentioned by broadcasters."There's very, very few opportunities where a brand can become part of the fabric of the sport in a meaningful way," said Ladd of a potential VAR sponsorship, speaking to the SBJ. He added: "If there's going to be some sort of product integration [with VAR], it's got to be authentic. It's got to be endemic."
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Everton boss Marco Silva: Positives in Man City defeatby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveEverton boss Marco Silva felt they weren't strong enough in attack for defeat to Manchester City.Silva's team suffered a third consecutive Premier League defeat at Goodison Park on Saturday evening after goals from Gabriel Jesus, Riyad Mahrez and Raheem Sterling overcome Dominic Calvert-Lewin's first-half opener. "We didn't get the most important thing in football, as you know, which is the result, but we got some positives for sure from the game," the manager explained afterwards."Analysing the game, we didn't start like we wanted to. They started the game strong, faster with the ball than us, more aggressive than us."Until the goal they scored, the first, they were clearly better than us. After that we showed that reaction and desire to challenge them and try and get a different result."The reaction was really good and after that the game was more balanced with the possession and the quality they have to break that immediate pressure in some moments."
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Wilfried Zaha rethinks quitting Crystal Palaceby Paul Vegas13 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveWilfried Zaha has gone cold on quitting Crystal Palace.Zaha admits his “head was all over the place" after proposed summer moves to Arsenal and Everton collapsed over his club's £80m asking price.He said: “I'm seeing how it goes. I'm a Crystal Palace player and I'm just trying to perform to the best of my ability for my club.“I'm not thinking about anything else and just taking each day as it comes. The season's gone well so far. We've got a lot more in us.“I'm happy with the squad and everyone's happy with where we are right now. All I can do is perform on the pitch. I'm trying to be a consistent performer on the pitch week in, week out."
NEW YORK, N.Y. – Supporters of conservative host Sean Hannity’s Fox News Channel show are responding to a decision by Keurig to stop advertising on the show by smashing Keurig coffee makers.The company announced Saturday it had pulled advertising from “Hannity” after several Twitter users questioned the company’s support for the host, citing Hannity’s coverage of sexual misconduct allegations against Republican U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore of Alabama. Moore is accused of having sexual contact with a 14-year-old girl four decades ago when he was in his 30s.It’s unclear when Keurig stopped advertising on “Hannity.” The Waterbury, Vermont, company didn’t respond to a request for further comment Monday.The move prompted several people to destroy Keurig products in protest and post videos to social media. Blogger Angelo John Gage promoted what he called the “Keurig Smash Challenge” while posting a video of himself taking a hammer to his brewer.Another user posted a video of a Keurig brewer being tossed to the ground from the second story of a building. Hannity commented “love it” while retweeting one video of a man teeing off on a coffee maker with a golf club.Liberal media watchdog group Media Matters for America has been putting public pressure on Hannity’s advertisers for months. The group’s president, Angelo Carusone, told The Associated Press it again called for companies to stop supporting Hannity’s program after the Moore allegations came to light Thursday in a Washington Post story.Carusone said that while he feels bad for Keurig, Hannity’s encouragement of the protest against the company “demonstrates to other advertisers to run for the hills.”Several other brands, including DNA testing company 23 and Me , women’s clothing label ELOQUII , food delivery service Hello Fresh and natural supplement maker Nature’s Bounty also said they don’t advertise on “Hannity.”Nature’s Bounty said it hasn’t advertised on the show since the summer but declined to give a reason. Hello Fresh said it last advertised on “Hannity” in August and added that it doesn’t advertise on certain shows “for a variety of reasons.” It’s unclear if 23 and Me and ELOQUII previously advertised on “Hannity,” and the companies didn’t immediately return requests for comment.Realtor.com posted on Twitter on Saturday that it doesn’t run ads on “Hannity” and wouldn’t do so in the future. That tweet was later deleted, and the company posted a statement on its website Sunday stating it would “continue to place ads across a broad range of networks, including Fox News and its top shows.”Realtor.com declined comment on the reason for the change.Realtor.com is owned by News Corp. Fox News is owned by 21st Century Fox. Rupert Murdoch is executive chairman of both companies.Fox News didn’t immediately return a request for comment Monday.___This story has been corrected to show that Realtor.com is owned by News Corp. Fox News is owned by 21st Century Fox. Rupert Murdoch is executive chairman of both companies.
VICTORIA – A leaked audit of oil and gas practices in northeastern British Columbia suggests rules to reduce the impact of industry on caribou habitat are being routinely ignored.“The audit identified a number of issues with the (interim operating procedures) and a trend of non-compliance with the measures contained within it,” says the 2014 audit conducted for the B.C. Oil and Gas Commission.The audit was never released and only came to light after it was leaked to Ben Parfitt, an energy researcher with the left-leaning Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives think tank.The information’s release comes as the province continues its fight against the proposed Trans Mountain pipeline expansion from Alberta on environmental grounds.“I think there’s a great deal of inconsistency here,” Parfitt said Monday. “There is real ongoing ecological damage being done in the northeast, and the province, so far, has failed to do anything about that.”The audit examined dozens of wells, pipelines, roads and seismic lines in the Montney area around Fort Nelson. It used aerial surveys and on-site visits to find out how closely energy companies were following guidelines developed by the province and the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers for development on caribou habitat.The guidelines are part of the province’s caribou recovery plan for what is considered a species of special concern. They govern the size of well pads, width of roads, seismic lines, sight lines for predators and treatment of shores and banks.A commission spokesman said the audit wasn’t released because it was undertaken before some of the new rules were brought in. Phil Rygg said it also didn’t distinguish between the size of multi-well pads and single-well pads, although the document clearly addresses that issue.“The commission continues to actively work to protect B.C.’s boreal caribou habitat using evidence-based practices that support wildlife protection while meeting the province’s energy plan goals,” said Rygg.Almost $8 million has been invested in caribou research over the last four years, he added.The audit said it was limited by its short time span and weather conditions. Performance also varied in different areas and between different companies, it noted.But, overall, the audit found none of the pipelines or roads and 38 per cent of well sites followed guidelines.Well pads routinely exceeded the two-hectare limit. Although the auditors were told those pads were for multiple wells, few had more than two wells and those were often suspended.Pits were often dug immediately adjacent to the pads, making them as large as seven hectares. The auditors found little evidence of interim remediation at the sites.While seismic lines were conforming to the rules, roads and pipelines were built side by side, which created long, straight lines through the forest up to 80 metres wide. Developments ran right up to water bodies with no buffer zones.The audit also found the rules had no way of measuring or limiting development’s cumulative effects.“Not only was compliance low in general, but often these measures were not prescriptive enough, allowing companies to avoid them or seek exemptions from them,” the audit said. “Long-term cumulative effects are not addressed and cannot be addressed as the current (regulation) is laid out.”Parfitt pointed out the audit isn’t the first document to raise questions about B.C.’s environmental sincerity.He said his research has found 92 unlicensed dams operating in the area to store water for fracking. Some are as tall as seven storeys. In another case, a report on how drilling and fracking for natural gas was contaminating groundwater near well sites was posted on the commission’s website the day after a reporter with a leaked copy started asking about it.“This is the third instance where information has come to light where it appears rules were being broken and not much was being done about it,” Parfitt said.“We have a government here that is making an awful lot of noise about the environmental impact of a proposed pipeline. Meanwhile, ongoing significant ecological damage is occurring and we have a government that is encouraging even more of that activity.”— By Bob Weber in Edmonton. Follow @row1960 on Twitter
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – On the early morning of June 16, Fort St. John RCMP received a report of a robbery that occurred on the north side of 100 Avenue and 102 Street.According to RCMP, at around 3:00 a.m., a mountain bike rider was on their way to work when the cyclist was accosted by four male suspects.Police say the suspects ranged in height from 5’4″ to 5’10” and were all wearing black hoodies with white and blue bandanas covering the bottom of their faces. It is said that one of the suspects punched the victim in the face causing the rider to fall off their bike. The suspects then took the red mountain bike and left eastbound on 100 Avenue.The Fort St John RCMP Police Dog Services unit attended the scene but was not able to locate the suspects.The RCMP believe this is an isolated incident and are asking anyone who has information about this incident to contact them at 250-787-8100 or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.