Registration underway for Relay for Life

first_imgThe Relay for Life planning committee is looking for groups that are willing to participate in this year’s event.- Advertisement -There are still opportunities to enter a team or join an existing one to help raise funds for the Canadian Cancer Society. The 12 hour non-competitive relay is an opportunity to get together and celebrate cancer survivors, remember loved ones, and fight back in the hope of finding a cure.The relay will be held at the Dr. Kearney track from noon until midnight, on May 29th. For more information, contact Christine Whitford at (250)785-0903 or fortstjohnrelay@bc.cancer.caYou can also visit the Relay for Life’s website, by clicking here. By Energeticcity.ca stafflast_img read more


Panelist choice raises concern

first_img“If I were Mitchell, I would say, `Thank you Stephen for moving back to Monterey Park. I know San Marino is a lot prettier than Monterey Park, and you’ve agreed to come back and serve us,”‘ Lam said. Deputy City Attorney Adrian Guerra said city code requires a planning commissioner to reside in the city but does not list a minimum length of time for residency or require that a person must be a homeowner. Ing said that while Lam’s move is legal, it “raises eyebrows.” “How can someone who just moved in the city be on one of the most influential commissions?” Ing asked. Lam, however, said Ing is ignoring his ties to the city. A San Marino resident up until recently, Lam has owned the clothing store Koco Collection on Garfield Avenue in Monterey Park for 17 years. Lam has also been a member of the city’s Chamber of Commerce, Lion’s Club, and previously lived in the city for seven years. MONTEREY PARK – Two councilmen have asked why a man who had lived in the city only eight days was handed a plum commission assignment. Last week, Stephen Lam became the fifth member of the city’s Planning Commission, after being nominated by Councilman Anthony Wong. Lam moved here from San Marino just eight days prior. Councilmen Mitchell Ing and Benjamin “Frank” Venti, both of whom abstained from the vote, said there are unanswered questions about Lam’s recent move to the city. Lam is renting a condominium in Monterey Park. His family continues to reside in San Marino. Lam will also retain his position as chairman of the Business Improvement District Advisory Committee, which he was appointed to by Assemblyman Mike Eng when Eng served on the council. jennifer.mclain@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2477 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

Why don’t you want to manage Sunderland? Dwight Yorke ‘amazed’ by lack of interest in job

first_imgDwight Yorke says he is ‘amazed’ by the reported lack of interest in the Sunderland job.The Black Cats are searching for their sixth boss in just four years and that statistic, coupled with the club’s woeful start to the season, has left potential top-level candidates reluctant to work under Ellis Short at the Stadium of Light.David Moyes, Sam Allardyce and Sean Dyche are some of the names said to have ruled themselves out of contention to succeed Dick Advocaat.But Yorke cannot understand why managers are not queuing up to take over from the Dutchman.“Sunderland is a wonderful club to be a manager at and, if they can get things right there, the support is immense,” he told talkSPORT.“I’m a bit stunned [why more managers don’t want the job]. The reality is it is a fantastic job and I can’t see why managers wouldn’t want to take it.”Sunderland have yet to win in the Premier League this season and are five points adrift of safety, but Yorke insists they are not a lost cause.“There is enough good players in the dressing room to get them out of that situation. It is a relatively early stage of the season and things can turn around very quickly,” he said.“There is a decent squad there and I am just amazed people don’t want the job.”last_img read more


Vacancies: Donegal energy company ElectroRoute require IT professionals

first_imgElectroRoute, a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Corporation of Japan, is a fast-growing energy trading, services and supply company.We have offices in Letterkenny, Dublin, and Warwickshire. The company was founded in 2011 and has a presence across nine European markets.Our clients and counterparties range from utility companies and power station owners to international trading houses and energy exchanges. We will shortly be starting to supply end customers too, starting in Britain. We have some excellent benefits to offer candidates, these include competitive base salary, performance bonus scheme, paid health insurance, 10% pension contribution.We have 4 exciting new positions available within our IT department. These are:Web, Communications and Branding AnalystSystems Software DeveloperData Solutions DeveloperApplications Support AnalystIf you are interested or if you know someone that would be interested we would be delighted to hear from you. Please send c.v’s to recruitment@electroroute.comThese roles will be based out of our Donegal office. Vacancies: Donegal energy company ElectroRoute require IT professionals was last modified: February 22nd, 2018 by StephenShare 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:ElectroRoutejobsletterkennyVacancieslast_img read more


GLORIOUS (MAINLY!): THE DD WEEKEND WEATHER REPORT WITH THE MOUNT ERRIGAL HOTEL

first_imgDONEGAL Daily Weekend Weather Report, in association with The Mount Errigal Hotel, Letterkenny, Tel 07491 22700.Outlook – Another glorious weekend ahead, apart from Saturday morning rain, we will see loads of sunshine.FRIDAY … It will be a cold start, with a grass frost in some inland areas as temperatures fall overnight to just 2C or 3C. But Donegal will see sunshine for most of Friday, with just light winds, and temperatures of up to 16C in the afternoon. There is the chance of the odd shower, especially in the west of the county, but generally another glorious day for the county. Temperatures will fall no lower than 9C on Friday night as heavy rain hits the county from around 2am Saturday. SATURDAY …Saturday will start very wet with widespread rain and/or showers for the county; but these will clear by the afternoon with bright sunshine once again and temperatures of up to 15C or higher. Saturday evening will see the best of the sunshine.SUNDAY: Sunday will start misty and dull but it will soon brighten up and temperatures will rise once again to 16C or 17C with loads of sunshine, the best of this in the afternoon.ENJOY…wonderful food from Donegal’s only Josper Grill, making mouth-watering meals for you and your family. To book a table at Dexter’s call The Mount Errigal Hotel, Letterkenny, Tel 07491 22700.GLORIOUS (MAINLY!): THE DD WEEKEND WEATHER REPORT WITH THE MOUNT ERRIGAL HOTEL was last modified: April 25th, 2014 by John2Share 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:donegal daily weathermount errigal hotel letterkennyshowerssunshinelast_img read more


RORY’S WINNING MATCHES! KILCAR CROWNED DIVISION ONE CHAMPIONS

first_imgKILCAR were crowned Division One Champions today.Rory Gallagher and John McNulty’s team sealed the title last week.St Michael’s were due to play them at Towney today but did not field. So County Chairman Sean Dunnion was there to hand over the Division One trophy to new county manager Rory, John and Kilcar captain Mark McHugh.The Towney men beat Gaoth Dobhair 5-19 to 0-10 last week to seal an historic title win – their first since 1987.RORY’S WINNING MATCHES! KILCAR CROWNED DIVISION ONE CHAMPIONS was last modified: November 1st, 2014 by John2Share 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:ChampionsDivision Onekilcarlast_img read more


Wednesday’s QPR quiz

first_imgSee how many of these five questions on QPR defender Ryan Nelsen you can answer correctly.[wp-simple-survey-8] 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more


Spartans come up short in playoff opener at Foothill

first_imgPalo Cedro >> There was no quit in the Red Bluff Spartans Friday night, despite a lopsided scoreboard and a full season on the road.Down 49-12 heading into the fourth quarter, the Spartans scored three times in the final period for a 49-34 loss to the Foothill Cougars in the opening round of the playoffs.“We went out fighting,” coach Orlyn Culp told his team after the loss. The Spartans wrapped up the year 4-6 overall and 3-3 league, going into the post-season as the No. 5 seed against No. 4 …last_img read more


H-DNL football: Week 4 roundup

first_imgEureka (1-3) 32 Montgomery—Santa Rosa (0-4) 7Eureka High picked up win No. 1 on the season thanks to season-bests on both sides of the ball. On offense the Loggers, led by quarterback Trevor Bell who passed for a touchdown and ran one in himself, scored a season-high 32 points. On defense, thanks in part to a 2-interception performance on behalf of Mengka Vang (who also kicked two field goals in the win), the Loggers gave up a season-low seven points.St. Bernard’s (4-0) 43 La Salle—Milwaukie, …last_img read more


Mandela in film

first_imgMorgan Freeman and Matt Damon received widespread acclaim for their roles in the Clint Eastwood-directed Invictus. (Image: Invictus) British actor Idris Elba, who portrays Nelson Mandela in the latest film on the icon’s life, has reportedly worked hard on his gait, stance and accent.(Image: moviepilot) Jennifer Hudson as Winnie Madikizela-Mandela in the upcoming film directed by Darrell Roodt. The film’s release has been delayed considerably because of negative reaction and criticism.(Image: Black Thespian) MEDIA CONTACTS • Sello Hatang  CEO and spokesperson  Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory  +27 011 547 5600 RELATED ARTICLES • Nelson Mandela: a timeline • Jazz inspired by Mandela • Mandela around the world • Travelling the Mandela Route • Mandela’s head rises in HowickRomaana NaidooStanding 6ft 4ins – 1.93 metres – tall, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela is a giant of a man whose life will again be immortalised on the silver screen, this time with the focus on his earlier years through to his inauguration as the first democratically elected president of South Africa.The political activist not only united a nation divided but also put his country on the international map, and now another part of his life’s journey will be packaged in a form for all generations to appreciate. British actor Idris Elba stars in the latest film on the former president of South Africa, titled Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.It is a videoed chronicle of Mandela’s journey, by producer Anant Singh, from his childhood in a rural village through to his inauguration, and covers the period from 1924 to 1994. Stars in the film – scheduled for release on 29 November 2013 – include Elba and Atandwe Kani as Mandela at different ages, Tony Kgoroge as Walter Sisulu and Riaad Moosa as Ahmed Kathrada. Other cast members include Zolani Mkiva (Raymond Mhlaba), Gys de Villiers (FW de Klerk), Simo Magwaza (Andrew Mlangeni), Fana Mokoena (Govan Mbeki), Thapelo Mokoena (Elias Motsoaledi), Nomfusi Gotyana (Miriam Makeba) and Naomie Harris (Winnie Madikizela-Mandela).Under director Justin Chadwick (The Other Boleyn Girl), principal photography began in KwaZulu-Natal at the end of May 2012 before moving to Cape Town, and later to Johannesburg, the Eastern Cape and then back to KwaZulu-Natal.In 1963, the South African government found Mandela, or Madiba as he is fondly called after his clan name, guilty of sabotage for his anti-apartheid activities, and he was imprisoned for 27 years, first on Robben Island and later in Pollsmoor Prison, also in Cape Town, and then Victor Verster Prison outside Paarl, from which he was released on 11 February 1990. With then-president FW de Klerk, he was jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993 for his role in ending apartheid peacefully. Finally, he became the first black president and first democratically elected leader of South Africa in 1994, showing his incredible ability to lead a nation once so divided.Elba, born in East London, in England, starred in popular television show Luther, among other productions. He joins an illustrious group of actors who have played Mandela in previous films, including Morgan Freeman, Terrence Howard, Sidney Poitier, Dennis Haysbert and Danny Glover. Winnie also honoured in filmHoward plays the former statesman in Darrell Roodt’s biopic of struggle stalwart Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, which was selected as the opening film for the eighth Montreal International Black Film Festival on 19 September 2012. The formidable Madikizela-Mandela was reportedly not consulted for the film, and in an interview published in UK newspaper The Guardian, described it as “an insult”.Winnie is based on the book Winnie Mandela: a Life by Anné Mariè du Preez Bezdrob. It stars Jennifer Hudson as Mandela’s wife and chronicles the life of the struggle heroine from her childhood through her marriage and her husband’s incarceration. It and Long Walk are expected to tussle at the box office with their release into mainstream cinema towards the end of 2013 – Winnie hits the big screen later than its originally scheduled release date because initial criticism and negative feeling towards the film caused the producers to take it back into the studio for more work.Madikizela-Mandela’s life was the subject of another film titled Mrs Mandela. It was released in 2010 as a television drama on the BBC and starred British actress Sophie Okonedo as the one-time first lady of South Africa, with David Harewood as Mandela. Local faces in this production included Rika Sennett, Vusi Kunene and François Stemmet.Then there is Winnie: The Opera, which premiered on 28 April 2011 at Pretoria’s State Theatre with Soweto-born soprano Tsakane Maswanganyi in the title role.Mandela at the moviesAnother blockbuster film portraying South Africa’s first black president is the high-profile Invictus (2009), a biographical sports drama directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Freeman and Matt Damon. The storyline is based on the John Carlin book Playing the Enemy: Nelson Mandela and the Game That Made a Nation, which centres around events in South Africa before and during the 1995 Rugby World Cup, hosted in the country after the dismantling of apartheid. South Africa won the tournament.Eastwood’s son Kyle wrote the score for the film, which earned Golden Globe, Screen Actors’ Guild and Academy Award nominations for Freeman as best actor and Damon as best supporting actor.Also released in 2009 was the film Endgame, starring William Hurt as Prof Willie Esterhuyse, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Thabo Mbeki, Clarke Peters as Mandela and John Kani as Oliver Tambo. It’s based upon the book The Fall of Apartheid by Robert Harvey and focuses on the secret talks which took place in Somerset, UK, between the then-ruling National Party and the African National Congress (ANC) at the end of the apartheid years. Mbeki was the ANC’s director of information at the time and philosophy professor Esterhuyse was a well-known apartheid critic. He received a national order for his role in the negotiations.In Goodbye Bafana, released in 2007, American actor Dennis Haysbert played Mandela and Joseph Fiennes played James Gregory, a prison guard who became his close friend during the years the two were together on Robben Island and at Pollsmoor and Victor Verster. The film was based on Gregory’s book Goodbye Bafana: Nelson Mandela, My Prisoner, My Friend, and was released in the US as The Color of Freedom.Poitier portrayed the statesman in the 1997 television release Mandela and De Klerk, with veteran Michael Caine as FW de Klerk. The film revealed the events leading up to the transition to democracy and also starred Gerry Maritz as De Klerk’s predecessor PW Botha, Ian Roberts as National Party politician and negotiator Kobie Coetsee, Ben Kruger as James Gregory and Jerry Mofokeng as Walter Sisulu. It was filmed in South Africa and, as far as possible, most of the locations were where the actual events took place. Back in 1987 the television film Mandela starred Danny Glover in the title role, supported by Alfre Woodard as Madikizela-Mandela, John Matshikiza as Sisulu and John Indo as Tambo. It was filmed in Zimbabwe and followed Mandela’s progress after his graduation as a lawyer as he evolved into a political activist.However, the repeated casting of overseas actors to play South Africans has been criticised locally. Mabutho “Kid” Sithole, former president of the Creative Workers Union of South Africa, said recently of Long Walk: “There’s always some reason to avoid using South African actors and having other people tell our stories. You tell me now, how will this actor pronounce Qunu, where Mandela was born, or Rolihlahla, his real name?”Internationally acclaimed actor and playwright John Kani is reported to have said, when asked by Freeman about how he felt to see Mandela portrayed by an American, that he understood why the producers chose a big Hollywood name but was saddened that “I wasn’t even asked”.Sello Maake Ka Ncube, a local actor, did portray Mandela in the 2011 local stage production Rivonia Trial, which opened at the State Theatre in April that year. It was written by Mpumelelo Paul Grootboom and directed by Aubrey Sekhabi.In 2014 the Rivonia Trial marks its 50-year anniversary.last_img read more