Stil time to enter the MS Bike Tour — West Kootenay Glacier Challenge

first_imgOf course the goal of the event is to raise money for MS research.MS Bike is the largest cycling series event in North America. MS Bike is a fun cycling event that is suitable for various fitness levels, while bringing people together for an important cause ‒ to end MS. Over 10,000 cyclists participate in 27 tours across Canada between June and September.Proceeds from MS Bike fund vital MS research and programs & services that enable those affected by MS. To participate, all you need is a bike and a passion to end MS.Multiple sclerosis (MS), also known as disseminated sclerosis or encephalomyelitis disseminata, is an inflammatorydisease in which the insulating covers of nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord are damaged. This damage disrupts the ability of parts of the nervous system to communicate, resulting in a wide range of signs and symptoms, including physical, mental, and sometimes psychiatric problemsFor more information on the MS Bike Tour — West Kootenay Glacier Challenge go to http://mssoc.convio.net/site/TR?fr_id=2041&pg=entry&s_locale=en_ca or contact Leona Dimock at 1-866-352-3997 or emailleona.dimock@mssociety.ca If you ever wanted to ride around Kokanee Glacier, then the MS Bike Tour — West Kootenay Glacier Challenge is just what the doctor ordered.The event, set for August 17-18, starts riders in New Denver Saturday (August 17) for the first leg of the 222 kilometer ride.Starting from Greer Park in New Denver, riders trek along Highway 6 before turning left an onto Nelson for Day one of the event.After a nice evening barbecue at Lakeside Rotary Park, riders resume the second leg of the ride in Nelson and concluding later Sunday back in New Denver.last_img read more

Nelson’s Finn Megale eyes BC Provincial Snowboard Cross finals

first_imgMegale has had his sights on snowboard cross racing since he was four years old.Last year he placed first in the BC provincials (U13), earning an invite to join the BC team in the U15 nationals where he placed eighth. The Western Canada Snowboard Cross series races were Finn’s first event of the 2017 season.Snowboard cross is a competitive race whefre athletes run individual time trials to qualify, and then race four-at-a-time in heats against each other.The fastest racer advances to the next heat.At Lake Louise, Megale qualified and raced seven heats over two days, making it to the final heat in each of two races. He was very pleased with his second place finishes, and he is aiming for a strong result at the BC provincials finals next weekend with the final prize, national finals in Mount Tremblant, Quebec, in April. Watch out world, here comes Finnegan Megale.The Nelson boarder is off to the BC Provincial Snowboard Cross finals next weekend at Big White Resort near Kelowna after capturing a pair of silver medals during a meet over the weekend in Lake Louise.Megale, 14, was one of more than 100 boarders who participated at the Western Canada Snowboard Cross Series.last_img read more

Prime time: LeBron defying age, better than ever at 33

first_imgGreen group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Despite no longer having Kyrie Irving at his side. Despite an injury-riddled season in which the Cavaliers’ roster morphed twice and despite being surrounded by a supporting cast that included rookies and just three holdovers from Cleveland teams he dragged to three straight NBA Finals, James played every game and powered through his 15th pro season like it was another helpless defender in the lane.By investing millions into maintaining his body and with a work ethic that has pushed him since childhood, James seems intent on challenging basketball’s natural cycle of aging.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownAt 33, and on the eve of making a run at his eighth straight Finals, James is not slowing down. He remains the game’s best all-around player, most dominant force. Still, the one to beat. Still, the player most capable of carrying a team to playoff victories. Still, the most likely player — sorry Messrs. Westbrook, Harden, Curry and Durant — to make a play that wins a game or a series.“It doesn’t seem like he gets old,” said Philadelphia 76ers coach Brett Brown. “He just doesn’t go away.” Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Wizards’ Meeks suspended 25 games for positive drug test Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award MOST READ Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accidentcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. While Cleveland’s season was highly irregular, James had another brilliant one.He averaged 27.5 points — his highest total since 2010 — and established career-highs in assists (9.1), rebounds (8.6) and played the full slate of games for the first time. He led the league in total points, minutes played, surpassed 30,000 career points, recorded 18 triple-doubles and was the league’s second-leading scorer in the fourth quarter (7.5 points).The three-time champion also extended his record of scoring at least 10 points to 873 games, a mark once owned by Michael Jordan (862), the player James has spent his entire adulthood being compared to and the one he has equaled on many measures.Jordan was not done at 33, winning three more titles. But his game aged differently. Jordan relied more on jumpers as he got older and ceded tough defensive assignments to other Bulls. James continues to take over games physically, particularly late, and he never hesitates to defend the opponents’ toughest scorers. And the Bulls never counted on their general to rebound or dish out assists as the Cavs lean on James.James has done it all amid a strange, soap-opera-like season for Cleveland, which endured injuries, illnesses, trades and tribulations from late last summer until early spring.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina As far as Brown’s concerned, James is the new standard.“I don’t see any decline athletically and then watch it, the trend that he’s now shooting and making 3s, so you feel that he just keeps getting better,” Brown said before James scored 44 with 11 rebounds and 11 assists against the Sixers. “The fact that he can play that many minutes, that many games, seemingly not missing a beat. He is amazing.“In my opinion, he is the best player to have ever played our sport. And he just keeps getting better. And I say that with tremendous respect to lots of other people. That’s a hell of a comment that I don’t throw out recklessly. And I just feel like his body of work makes me feel very confident and comfortable saying that. He’s playing arguably his best basketball.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames “As the Land Turns is what I call it,” said Cavs coach Tyronn Lue, who returned from an illness just last week.Following Wednesday’s regular-season finale, James stamped this as-yet-unfinished season a personal triumph.“It’s the best I’ve felt all season and I’ve got the numbers to back it up and I’ve got the wins to back it up as well,” he said. “I’ve just tried to be available to my teammates every single night and do everything that I could to win ball games. Either by scoring, by rebounding, by defending, by assisting, taking charges, whatever the case may be. Statistically it all speaks for itself.”While amassing those numbers, James has seemingly paused the aging process. Of course, it helps that he has a nutritionist, personal trainer, masseuse, cryogenic chamber and 21st century technology to keep him one step ahead of Father Time.Cavaliers forward Kendrick Perkins, who was drafted in 2003 after James, is awed by his friend’s commitment and dedication. Perkins was stunned to learn James invests upward of $2 million per year on his body.“It’s crazy. I watch how he takes care of his body, I watch how he gets treatment around the clock,” said Perkins. “But it shows and that’s why he’s able to do what he’s been doing at this age. Everybody will be like, ‘Man, ‘Bron got to be doing something,’ and I’m like, ‘No, he actually put in the groundwork and everything you see is because he sacrificed.’ It’s amazing to watch.”James isn’t done, not even close, and earlier this season he described re-writing the narrative that players in their early 30s have reached their prime.“Hopefully I can break the mold, so when the next guy comes, he can still get $200 or $300 million and be 33 years old,” he said. “I’m serious. This is the mold I’m trying to break. It’s not just about me, it’s for the next crew. I want it all.”And what James wants, he usually gets.He has meticulously worked at his craft, refining his game, adding weapons. This season, James posted a career-high in 3-pointers, and according to Basketball-Reference.com , he made a higher percentage of shots from beyond 28 feet than any player — including Stephen Curry — since 2001. LATEST STORIES FILE – In this Jan. 6, 2018, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) jumps by Orlando Magic forward Aaron Gordon (00) on his way to the basket during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Orlando, Fla. At 33, an age when athletes are either eroding, completely washed up or staring retirement straight in the eyes, James is flourishing with zero signs of decline. (AP Photo/Willie J. Allen Jr., File)CLEVELAND — LeBron James emerged from a chaotic, complex season unscathed — better than ever.Still the NBA’s undisputed king.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

PLAYING IN THE DONEGAL LEAGUE BEATS CROKER EVERY TIME – SAYS DONEGAL MINOR STAR

first_imgFormer Donegal minor star Danny Rodgers was in reflective mood today after he helped Keadue Rovers FC earn a share of the spoils against Bonagee United.This time last year Rodgers played for Donegal in the All-Ireland minor final which they narrowly lost to Kerry.Rodgers was also eligible to play for the Donegal minors again this year and had aspirations they could go one better. Many had felt Donegal had the squad to go on and win another Ulster title and possibly an All-Ireland.However, Declan Bonner’s side fell to a shock defeat to Derry in the Ulster MFC semi-final and exited the competition.Derry went on to win Ulster but lost their semi-final to eventual winners Kerry who today completely destroyed Tipperary.Rodgers played the full ninety minutes for Keadue on a wet miserable day at Central Park and tweeted that the joys of the Donegal League beats Croker every time! Rodgers tweeted, “Grinding out a 4-4 result with Keadue beats playing in Croker any day!PLAYING IN THE DONEGAL LEAGUE BEATS CROKER EVERY TIME – SAYS DONEGAL MINOR STAR was last modified: September 20th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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) Tags:newsSportlast_img read more

Bob Myers wrestling with where the Warriors stand in the West next season

first_imgOAKLAND – As they drove across the bridge from San Francisco to Oakland to stop at the Warriors’ facility on Monday, Warriors general manager Bob Myers and coach Steve Kerr had plenty of time to reflect.They had time to mourn the departures to Kevin Durant, Andre Iguodala and Shaun Livingston. They had time to answer the question marks on how well the Warriors can sustain another playoff run next season. The Warriors will have all of next season to process how those variables play out. It …last_img read more

Farmer without arms an inspiration for others

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Joel Penhorwood, Ohio Ag NetAndy Detwiler farms corn, soybeans and livestock alongside his family in Champaign County. He goes about daily work in all four seasons in what is an otherwise normal scene, except for one thing — Andy does all the things a normal farmer does without the use of arms.“When I was two years old, I fell into a grain auger, I reached in for some wheat and it took my arms off,” he said, recounting the origin of his current situation. “About two weeks after that they said I started using my feet for stuff in the hospital. Now that’s what I’m doing. I’ve been using my feet for 45 years now.”And use them he does. Earlier this year, Detwiler was featured in an Ohio Ag Net planting cab cam video. He easily opened the door to his tractor and planted the field with the full-sized machine. Is there anything he can’t do?“Basic things like climb a straight ladder like up the side of a bin — there’s various things. But you know there’s always things that everybody can’t do, so we just take that with a grain of salt and we go on with it and we figure things out,” he said. “When you want to do something, you’re going to figure something out, and that’s what I’ve done all my life is figured stuff out. When this happened to me in 1972, nobody could teach you how to do what I’m doing.”Andy’s no nonsense perspective on life has earned him a reputation in his local community and beyond as someone who doesn’t let less-than-stellar circumstances get in the way of going about living.“It takes me a little longer to do a few things but no, I don’t let it slow me down,” Andy said with a smile. “Auto steer is great, especially for me. I’ve got time to do other things and pay attention and I don’t have to be steering the steering wheel while I’m doing it. I’m doing everything with one foot here so it works out very well for me.”Its been a story his friends and neighbors have known all their life, but now, with a bit of help from his wife Corkey and daughter Kylie, Andy has started sharing it with the world through his YouTube channel the “Harmless Farmer,” making him a bit of a star in the process.“We make YouTube videos just showing people the way I do things — just everyday farming things, working on equipment, driving tractors — whatever comes up. We try to put up one a week, maybe two every now and then,” Detwiler said.The response to his videos has been nothing short of amazing. At the time of this writing, he holds over 34,000 subscribers and averages tens of thousands of views for each video. The comment sections are full of questions and insights into what Andy brings to people’s lives.“People want to know how long it’s taken to learn to do this. I’m still learning every day different ways to do things — handier ways to do things,” he said. “People tell me its inspirational and I never really thought of it that way. I’m just going about doing things like I always have.”Andy started his YouTube page in mid-2018 and said he originally didn’t mean to talk much about his handicap, but rather just show people how he goes about work on the farm.“Even then, I didn’t really say anything about my disability and I just put it out there. As the questions came in, I started to talk about it a bit more,” Detwiler said. “I like helping people, and I think that makes it easier on me. If I’m inspiring people to get out there and do different things, it makes easier to talk about it.”Andy said the videos have created a conversation of inspiration, something he said he hadn’t realized he could offer before.“People are just they can’t believe what I do. To hear that I’ve changed people’s lives and stuff, that’s really pretty powerful,” he said. “They give reasons that they lost a hand and broke a finger or something, then they see me and see my videos and it inspires them.”As members of his community will tell you, part of Andy is his fun attitude toward life, which he brings to the disability talk as well.“Oh yeah. When I go through the drive-thru, that’s always funny to see the kids working at the McDonalds. Driving down the road with the tractor, you can definitely see that I have my foot on the steering wheel when I’m driving down the road and I get all kinds of looks,” Detwiler said. “It’s fun, we have a lot of fun with it and make a lot of jokes with it, and we just have a good time with it. This is the way I am so we just take it the way it goes.”Another common question — how does he use a cell phone?“I usually have it in my shirt pocket or on the ground. I can use my lip or what-not to dial it. I like to use speakerphone a lot, that’s a lot handier for me,” he said. “It works out just fine.”Does he haul grain with a semi?“Yes, it just has to be an automatic.”It’s even common to see him at the local antique tractor show, putting around on his old John Deere, with a hand-clutch no less. Andy seems to have found a way to overcome most all challenges in his way.“Everyone always wants to know to learn how to be like this. I’m still learning,” he said. “Just like everybody else I just do it a little bit of a different way.”Still, his disability isn’t something he wants to be repeated and actively uses his circumstances to talk about safety on the farm.“Take your time, pay attention,” Detwiler said. “Your loved ones will love you for it.”last_img read more

Desiree Cheng bids La Salle goodbye with ‘happy heart, much contentment’

first_imgPanelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles LATEST STORIES READ: UST enters UAAP Finals, topples La Salle in 5 sets  Desiree Cheng and the other Lady Spikers get some love from the La Salle faithful. #UAAPSeason81 | @BLozadaINQ pic.twitter.com/hPmM11LaaT— INQUIRER Sports (@INQUIRERSports) May 5, 2019MANILA, Philippines—Desiree Cheng’s final year with De La Salle University may not have ended the way she wanted it to be, but the Lady Spikers skipper is going out fulfilled.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, logisticsIn a post on her Instagram, Cheng expressed her gratitude to those who helped her along the way in the UAAP, especially his head coach Ramil de Jesus.ADVERTISEMENT View comments PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 MOST READ Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anewcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting The 22-year-old Cheng wrapped up her collegiate career with two championships, a Finals MVP plum and a Best Server recognition.La Salle was going for its third straight title this UAAP Season 81 but its campaign was cut short by a fast-rising University of Santo Tomas side in the Final Four two days ago.READ: La Salle’s long UAAP finals streak ends: ‘You can’t be at the top all the time’Cheng thanked De Jesus for many things but it was the multi-titled mentor’s faith in her that she holds dear the most.“Thank you to my Coaches especially Coach RDJ. Thank you because you trusted and believed in me during those moments when I even doubted myself. Thank you for not giving up on me during those times I myself gave up for a while,” Cheng said.“I am Desiree Cheng #2 of the Lady Spikers, Signing Off. 💚 On to the next.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “It was one heck of a ride fighting for the Green and White. But I just want you guys to know na I am leaving my AN1MO Journey with a happy heart and much contentment. It was such an honor on my part to have the opportunity to finish my studies and to play Volleyball in my dream school. For me, it has always been a privilege to be called a LASALLIAN,” she wrote on Monday. PBA D-League: FEU nears playoffs after nipping Diliman College-Gerry’s Philippine Arena Interchange inauguratedlast_img read more

9 months agoWest Ham boss Pellegrini delighted with matchwinner Rice

first_imgWest Ham boss Pellegrini delighted with matchwinner Riceby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveDeclan Rice proved West Ham’s matchwinner for victory over Arsenal on Saturday.The 19-year-old midfielder struck early in the second half to condemn Arsenal, who left Mesut Ozil out of their squad, to a fifth defeat of the season.Hammers boss Manuel Pellegrini said, “Declan Rice is improving in every game, maybe first of all I decided for him to be a midfielder because he can play as a centre-back too. After that, when he was giving solid performances in that position, we tried to help him play a little bit up. “Today you could see he played a lot of balls in front and not back, and he has a good shot, is good technically and is good on aerial duels so I think we are seeing a complete player. He is just 19 years old and I’m sure in the future he will be a top, top player.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Liberals seek to tighten workplace harassment rules for businesses Parliament

first_imgOTTAWA – The federal government is embarking on a regulatory overhaul to crack down on harassment in federal workplaces, from Parliament Hill to local bank branches.New legislation unveiled Tuesday is aimed at giving workers and their employers a clear course of action to better deal with allegations of bullying, harassment and sexual harassment, exerting more pressure on companies to combat unacceptable behaviour and punish those who don’t take it seriously.The changes will merge separate labour standards for sexual harassment and violence and subject them to the same scrutiny and dispute resolution process, which could include having an outside investigator brought in to review allegations.The proposed rules would also enforce strict privacy rules to protect the victims of harassment or violence.Once passed, the legislation would also allow anyone unhappy with how their dispute is being handled to complain to the federal labour minister, who could step in to investigate and order sanctions for employers.“Smart employers already take action. They already have comprehensive regulations and policies. They already protect their employees from harassment and sexual violence,” Labour Minister Patty Hajdu told a news conference.“What this (legislation) will compel is those other employers that are not taking it as seriously and not putting forward the protections that every person has the right to in the workplace.”The rules would, once they come into force, apply to all federally regulated workplaces, such as banks, telecommunications and transport industries, representing about eight per cent of the national labour force.The Liberals want the rules to apply to politicians, their staff and other Parliament Hill employees, warning of dire repercussions for any MP or senator who flouts the rules.Department officials say it could take a year or more before the rules come into effect, since regulations would have to be crafted once the bill receives parliamentary approval. Hajdu said her officials wouldn’t wait that long to help businesses who want to craft their own policies in the interim.The government launched consultations on dealing with workplace violence in the summer of 2016 to review the existing laws and regulations under the Canada Labour Code.Last week, a federal survey showed that while three-quarters of respondents said they recently reported harassment, sexual harassment or violence, two-fifths of those complaints were never addressed. The results of the online survey are not representative of the population because it was not a random sampling, officials warned.But Hajdu said the government wanted to give people confidence that inappropriate office behaviour would not swept under the rug.“That’s an important piece about this legislation that we do combat that very real perception where people say they have come forward, they have taken the chance to speak about their experience, and nothing is done.”Government officials must still consult anew with labour and employer groups to more clearly define what constitutes harassment under the new regime, create a list of third-party investigators who could be recommended to review complaints of harassment or violence, and help workplaces track incidents to better allow federal workplace inspectors to plan spot inspections.Hajdu said the government would launch an awareness campaign, but wouldn’t say how much it would cost.The government’s bill doesn’t outline sanctions for employees found guilty of harassment. The sanctions are on employers who are ultimately responsible for protecting their workers, Hajdu said.last_img read more