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FSJ Flight U13 Team Wins Division At Swoosh Canada Tournament

first_img FSJ Flight U17 Boys team in Edmonton. Photo credit: Facebook FSJ Flight U17 Boys team in Edmonton. Photo credit: Facebook FSJ Flight U15 Girls team in action in Edmonton. Photo credit: Facebook FSJ Flight U15 Girls team in action in Edmonton. Photo credit: Facebook EDMONTON, A.B. – The Fort St. John Flight Minor Basketball Team had phenomenal success in their first tournament of the season.The teams were in Edmonton over the long weekend to compete in the Swoosh Canada Tournament, which hosted 120 teams from across Western Canada. The association fielded four teams in the tournament: U13 Boys, U15 Boys, U15 Girls, and U17 Boys. Each of the teams were placed in the ‘Bronze’ pool of their age group, due to coming from a smaller population centre than other teams.The U13 Boys team came home with gold in the U13 Bronze Division, coached by Megan Inglis & Kory Bell.- Advertisement -The U15 Boys team coached by Kelly Ziebart & Eugene Concepcion went up against some incredible teams such as Calgary Storm & Grande Prairie Wolves, placing third in the U15 Bronze Division.With Colin Ziebart, Courtney Helm, and Kymmie Dunn at the helm, the U15 Girls came in first in their pool and after an intense last game, losing by only a point, they eventually placed in fourth out of 7 teams in the U15 Girls Bronze Division.Coached by Rob & Pamela Sandberg, the U17 Boys went up against some strong teams and lost their first two games, but came back fast and furious to win first in the B side of their division.Advertisementlast_img read more

Cape Town prepares for Zuma’s address

first_img14 February 2013The Parliamentary Precinct in Cape Town’s city centre is abuzz with activity ahead of South African President Jacob Zuma’s State of the Nation Address.The President is expected to outline government’s priorities for the year and officially open Parliament at 7pm on Thursday.The address will be broadcast live on radio and television as well as streamed live on www.parliament.gov.za.Government Communication and Information System (GCIS) has arranged for the address to be broadcast on big screens at a variety of venues in all provinces.Security is being beefed up and media are setting up their booths from where they will broadcast interviews, while parliamentary staff are ensuring the final preparations are wrapped up and that the National Assembly is perfect.The red carpet and platform leading up the National Assembly, where dignitaries will show off their fashion, is being allotted and large screens are being tested.Focus on National Development PlanThe South African Air Force on Tuesday practised the flyover above Parliament, which is scheduled to happen as the President arrives at the steps of the National Assembly.There will also be a national salute by the Ceremonial Guard of the South African National Defence Force and a 21-gun salute.Special State of the Nation Address banners have been erected along the precinct’s roads, many of which will be closed to traffic later today and tomorrow.Some of the invited guests include the country’s top matriculants from last year, businesspeople, diplomats, former President Thabo Mbeki and his wife Zanele, former Deputy Presidents Baleka Mbete and Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, former President FW de Klerk and Elita de Klerk, former Chief Justice Pius Langa and former Speaker of the National Assembly Dr Frene Ginwala.In his address, Zuma is not only expected to focus on the National Development Plan, but he will also provide an update on all key programmatic areas, especially the five priorities – education, health, creating decent work, the fight against crime as well as rural development and land reform.He will also outline progress made in the implementation of the New Growth Path, the economic strategy within the NDP.The Presidency has invited members of the public to send their comments on what they would like to see in Zuma’s speech on Facebook at www.facebook.com/presidencyza/ and twitter at @PresidencyZA.Source: SANews.gov.zalast_img read more

Government Orders More Efficient Furnace Fans

first_imgSavings and payback periods varySome 3 million furnace fans were shipped in the U.S. last year. The department said that a furnace rated at 70,000 Btu/hour uses 1,000 kWh of electricity a year (presumably an average), so a consumer paying 14 cents per kWh for electricity now spends $140 a year to move conditioned air around the house. A 46% savings would drop that bill by $67 a year.Average life-cycle cost savings will vary by the type of furnace, as does the median payback period, according to government estimates. Lifetime savings were estimated at $506 for a non-weatherized, non-condensing gas furnace, and less for other types.The standards are performance-based, meaning the government doesn’t tell manufacturers how to meet the new rule. The conversion to more efficient fans will be expensive for the industry, although it’s not clear exactly how much the move will cost and how the new fans would affect consumer prices.The Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute, a trade group representing furnace manufacturers, commented in a letter to the department in January that it “considers the adverse impacts of the proposed fan energy rating levels to be significant to the manufacturing industry.” The group also said it didn’t think the new standards would be cost-effective to consumers.Contacted June 26, AHRI said it was still developing a position on the final rule. New efficiency standards for fans installed on forced-air furnaces will reduce power consumption by as much as 46% and save U.S. consumers more than $9 billion on power bills through 2030, the Department of Energy says.The department announced the new rules on June 25, saying they were part of the federal Climate Action Plan and were the latest of eight final and nine proposed standards issued since last year.More efficient fans, which will be required beginning in 2019, will reduce carbon emissions by as much as 34 million metric tons through 2030, the DOE said.The specifics of the rule are spelled out in a lengthy document that lists requirements for different types of furnaces. Each type must meet a certain Fan Energy Rating, which is the amount of electricity needed to move a cubic foot of air per minute (watts/cfm).Savings in electricity ranged from 46% for several types of gas furnace to as little as 12% for non-condensing oil furnaces and certain furnaces for mobile homes.last_img read more

Gov’t Provides Support for Education Sector Reform Project

first_img The Government has allocated approximately $40.56 million to continue work under the ‘Support for Sustainability of Education Sector Reform’ project for the upcoming fiscal year.Details are provided in the 2019/20 Estimates of Expenditure, now before the House of Representatives.Being implemented by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, the project aims to support the continued improvement in student performance by consolidating and improving coordination across the sector.The allocation for the new fiscal year will go towards engaging consultants to identify and develop a plan of action for the strengthening of partnership between the Early Childhood Commission and the National Parenting Support Commission, and to undertake improvement of the internal quality assurance system for 10 teacher-training institutions.Other targets are to build the capacity for training in numeracy and science at teachers’ colleges, including the provision of resources; improving the capacity of teacher-training institutions to screen students; engaging a consultant to support the Alternative Pathway for Secondary Education; and conducting training workshops for the early childhood sector and to aid in the implementation of new approaches across the education sector.Achievements under the project up to December 2018 include acquiring stimulation resource for early-childhood institutions; implementing a capacity-building training programme for mathematics teachers; procuring information technology equipment for teachers’ colleges; and conducting training workshops through the School Improvement Framework.The Support for Sustainability of Education Sector Reform project was implemented in 2017 and is expected to conclude in March 2020. Being implemented by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, the project aims to support the continued improvement in student performance by consolidating and improving coordination across the sector. Story Highlights Details are provided in the 2019/20 Estimates of Expenditure, now before the House of Representatives. The Government has allocated approximately $40.56 million to continue work under the ‘Support for Sustainability of Education Sector Reform’ project for the upcoming fiscal year.last_img read more

Santonio Holmes Set To Make Preseason Debut With Jets

Wide receiver Santonio Holmes is set to make his preseason debut for the New York Jets on Sunday night.The former Super Bowl MVP hasn’t played a game since his infamous benching in last year’s regular season finale.Jets coach Rex Ryan confirmed the news on Friday, saying that both Holmes and slot receiver Jeremy Kerley will face the Carolina Panthers. Their much-needed return should come as a big boost to a struggling offense that has failed to score a touchdown in the preseason. The Mark Sanchez-led first unit has yet to produce a point in eight possessions.“I hope it could be a big spark,” Kerley said. “Get some new legs out there and give Mark some [more] targets.”Holmes has been sidelined since being hit by cornerback Antonio Cromartie in an August 4 intra-squad scrimmage and suffering rib cartilage damage.The Jets’ only proven receiver returned to practice on a limited basis this week. The seventh-year pro from Ohio State started all 16 games last year, totaling 51 receptions for 654 yards and eight touchdowns.For his career, Holmes boasts 77 receiving plays of 20 yards or better and 17 that have been good for at least 40 yards. Two hundred fifty-six of his 338 career catches have gone for first downs.Holmes was named the MVP of Super Bowl XVIII after totaling nine catches for 131 yards and a touchdown to help Pittsburgh outlast Arizona, 27-23. Four of his receptions and 73 of his yards came on the game’s final drive, punctuated by his spectacular game-winning catch in the contest’s waning moments.Kerley has missed most of training camp with a slight hamstring tear.Ryan said he expects his starters to play three quarters Sunday, although both Holmes and Kerley will each be limited to about 10 to 15 plays.None of the Jets starters or backup quarterback Tim Tebow is expected to play in the team’s preseason finale against the Philadelphia Eagles on August 30. read more

Everton apologize for breaching PL rules

first_imgEverton Football Club have apologized for breaking Premier League rules regarding the signing of young players to club academies.The Toffees were fined £500,000 and banned from signing young registered academy players in England for the next two years after they were found guilty of inducements to players and their families.A club statement said, according to talkSPORT:Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“Everton has worked alongside the Premier League over recent weeks to conduct a full and thorough investigation into allegations relating to our Academy’s operational methods in some areas of player recruitment.”“In short, we are extremely disappointed with some of the practices we have found which are not in line with our values and not acceptable to Everton Football Club. Accordingly, we have accepted the penalties imposed on us by the Premier League and have given them our strongest apologies.”“We have already commenced a full review of our Academy operations and are committed to ensuring that issues like this do not happen again at Everton.”last_img read more