first_imgThe Nelson Minor Hockey Association handed out awards for the past season during the annual banquet Wednesday at the Tenth Street Campus.Individual awards were handed out to teams before master of ceremonies Mike Laughton saluted the major award winners. Mallard’s Source for sports, a major support of hockey and all sports in the Heritage City, wanted to honour the winners with Team of the Week accolades.The winners included, Lisa Upper (Robert Jeffs Award), Dean Centrone (Ted Hargreaves coach of year), referees Andrew Osika and Marco Falcone (Sarge Sammartino Officials award), Spencer Szabo (R.C. Wright Memorial), Reece Tambellini (Marc Severyn Memorial), Jackson Herridge and Brodie Herridge (Mike Laughton Sr. Memorial), Jared Martin (Barry Geist Memorial), Mike Zarikoff (Alf Baker Award), Bryce Sookro and Seamus Boyd (John Reichardt Memorial), Brady Stocks (Barry Pierce Memorial), Devon Hawkes (Todd Matheson Memorial), Callum Cutler (Walter Clarkson Memorial), Bryce Trible, Tyler Lakeman, Jesssica Harris, Nicholas Haydu and Rhett Hamilton (Jackson Hole Three “A” Award), Allissa Marchand (Baker Street Esso Award) and Emily Tebulte (Brian Naka Award).last_img read more

first_imgWARRIORS UPDATE: The Warriors own the NBA’s worst record and have lost five straight games for the first time in the Steve Kerr era. … Golden State … Scroll down to get insights and news updates from the Warriors’ game Friday night against the Celtics.GAME ESSENTIALS: Warriors (2-10) vs. Celtics (9-1) at Chase Center, Friday at 7:30 p.m. (PT). TV: ESPN, NBCS.ODDS: Celtics -7.5. LAST REGULAR-SEASON MEETING: Celtics beat Warriors 128-95 at Oracle Arena on March 5, 2019.last_img

first_img“After consultation with the Reserve Bank, we agreed to a similar treatment of temporary imports of gold in the compilation of trade statistics,” Sars said in a statement on Wednesday. “The value of goods temporarily imported or exported without a change of ownership should not be reflected as part of merchandise trade statistics. As from February 2009, Sars will be publishing two sets of import data, one including and one excluding temporary imports of gold. The official trade deficit will be calculated from the import figure that excludes temporary imports of gold. Revised trade data 5 February 2009 Sars said the cumulative revised trade deficit for January to December 2008 is R64.5-billion versus a deficit of R69.9-billion for the same period in 2007. South African imports for 2008 have now been revised from R751.14-billion to R727.6-billion, while exports for last year remained at R663.1-billion. “The revised import totals indicate a positive outlook for the South African economy,” Sars said. “Relative to exports, South Africa imported less from the rest of the world over the past year than was initially estimated.” The value of imports of goods classified under natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones, precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles, imitation jewellery, and coins was also revised from R27.9-billion to R4.4-billion in relation to monthly trade recorded between July and December 2008.center_img “The trade deficit for 2008, therefore, decreases from R88.05-billion to R64.5-billion, resulting in the downward revision of values of imports of gold by R23.5-billion.” South Africa’s revised trade deficit for 2008 has dropped from R88-billion to R64.5-billion, following a decision by the South African Revenue Service (Sars) and SA Reserve Bank to exclude from the data gold that is imported and refined without a change in ownership. The revised data indicates a trade deficit of R1.6-billion in December 2008 compared with the originally published figure of R9-billion. The revised trade deficits in the third and fourth quarters of 2008 were R19.3-billion and R14.7-billion respectively, compared with the originally published figures of R26.6-billion and R30.9-billion respectively. Precious stones and metals Source: BuaNews Sars confirmed in their statement that the previous trade deficit figure does not affect the official balance of payments statistics released in the Reserve Bank’s latest Quarterly Bulletin, as appropriate amendments were made to the data, which has been confirmed by the Reserve Bank.last_img read more

first_imgHow to Make the Most of Your Software Developer… To help today’s students improve their math skills, the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) recommends leveraging technology to engage students. Technology can address different learning styles, plus it provides a way to make learning more entertaining.Thanks to the ever-advancing technology landscape, there are even more virtual tech resources available for mathematics now available. Recently, Aurora University put together a list of virtual resources that can assist with teaching math that included some innovative approaches.Tech For MathHere are some of the latest tech resources for math:Desmos has a free web-based graphing calculator that is comparable to the scientific calculators that typically cost $100 or more, saving students (and their parents) considerable money. The company also has digital math activities for middle and high school students. These include interactive math lessons that can be downloaded to a mobile device.EquatIO is a free tool for math teachers to create mathematical equations, formulas, and graphs on computers or Chromebooks to use for their students as a lesson or additional practice.Kahoot! is an interactive game that uses multiple choice questions. This enables students in the same classroom to compete against each other while reinforcing the math lessons they are learning.Online and SMART Board Math GamesTeachers also can access free math websites that use numerous gamification methods to help teach and engage kids at the elementary school level. For example, uses Common Core math standards and features various arcade-style games that focus on concepts like math functions, fractions, and algebra. Also, Math Playground features math and logic games, arcade-style activities, and math videos.Classrooms that have SMART boards can use sites like SMART Exchange and to access thousands of math lessons by grade level. Many teachers have submitted their own games and activities to these sites to help other teachers like themselves promote math as a fun learning experience.Additional Math Tech ResourcesOther math tech resources provide further ways to enhance math teaching and learning experiences. For example, Sumdog is an adaptive learning tool designed for elementary and middle school students. The game-based learning framework allows students to participate through computers or tablets as well as provide a rewards-based system that encourages students to keep learning.  Teachers can access subscription-based programs on Sumdog’s website.To build on the competitive spirit of many students, VmathLive offers online mathematics competitions for elementary and middle school students. Pricing is based on students or a class of up to 25 students.While you may already use YouTube as a source for so many things, the platform has also focused on online learning courses, including those related to numerous math concepts. YouTube channels include Khan Academy, Mathademics, and Numberphile.  Of course, math teachers can also make and upload their own YouTube videos to help their students.Tips For Engaging Students in MathematicsTo make the most of these virtual math resources, it’s essential that teachers understand how to use them strategically, aligning the resources with curriculum standards and goals related to student learning goals. This may require further education for teachers, including an online master’s in mathematics education, which provides a deeper understanding and application of how to apply math learning initiatives and technology resources to engage students in their mathematics lessons. Tags:#education#educational helps#math resources#Students#teaching Brad is the editor overseeing contributed content at He previously worked as an editor at PayPal and Crunchbase. You can reach him at brad at Related Posts New Wave of Online Education: Helping Quiet Chi… Learn IoT from Company Leaders 6 Creativity-Boosting Activities You Can Do at … Brad AndersonEditor In Chief at ReadWritelast_img read more

first_imgPolitical differences notwithstanding, India are all set to resume sporting ties with Pakistan and this time it will not be cricket but football which will bring the two countries together on the sports field as the subcontinental neighbours get ready for a three-match series in England starting August 25.They will play in Manchester, Coventry and London amongst other friendlies that the All India Football Federation (AIFF) is planning for the Indian team.The last time the two teams played a football series was way back in 2005 in Pakistan. The series has been on hold for quite some time with the Indian government refusing to issue the NOC for the series.But with the clearance coming their way, AIFF general secretary Kushal Das feels that it will be exciting to witness the arch-rivals clash on the football field.”It is an exciting development for all of us. Due to the political problems, we can’t travel to Pakistan and they can’t come here. So it was decided that a neutral venue be selected – England. It has been six years since the two teams last played each other, so we are all waiting with bated breath to watch them in action,” he told MAIL TODAY.Elaborating on selecting England as the venue, Das said: ” London has a large South Asian community living there and they are all passionate about the game, so we thought that it would be apt that the South Asians living there get to see their teams in action.” Das made it clear that the team, set to be coached by Desmond Bulpin – coach of Indian Arrows – will consist of mostly U- 23 players who recently represented India in the Olympic qualifiers.advertisement”The team, which will be coached by Bulpin, will mostly have U-23 players with a few seniors joining them. Honestly, most of the U- 23 boys have already broken into the senior team, so we can’t actually say that it is our U- 23 team.”We feel that the boys did a marvellous job in the Olympic qualifiers and they deserve more match practice, keeping in mind our aim to build a team for the 2018 World Cup.We won’t be playing just Pakistan’s national team, but also a few clubs in England. So that the boys will get ample practice against quality opponents,” he said.Praful Patel, president of AIFF, expressed his delight at the announcement. ” Playing Pakistan is always special. It’s a positive sign that we will play a bilateral football series against Pakistan. I’m sure all sporting fans are eagerly looking forward to it,” he said.The tour is being organised by Touch-Sky Sports (TSS), a FIFA and UEFA Licensed Match and Player Agency. Ahmer Kunwar of TSS said: ” It gives me immense pleasure in organising this epoch- making tour. The tour would provide the Indian and Pakistani nationals based in England a chance to witness their native teams in action at the ‘ Home of Football’ – England.”last_img read more

first_imgFulham open Juventus talks for Fiorentina winger Pjacaby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveJuventus winger Marko Pjaca is the subject of an approach from Fulham.Tuttosport says Fulham boss Claudio Ranieri has made a personal request for Pjaca as a January addition.The attacker is currently playing for Fiorentina, who have an option to buy for €20m. The Cottagers also are prepared to buy Pjaca for €20m after a six month loan.Juventus spent €23m to purchase Pjaca from Dinamo Zagreb in the summer of 2016.Last season, Pjaca had a six-month loan in Germany with Schalke 04. TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img

first_imgMan Utd goalkeeper Joel Pereira back at Heartsby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United goalkeeper Joel Pereira is back at Hearts.He has returned from injury in time for their derby clash with Hibernian this weekend.Jambos manager Craig Levein said: “Joel’s come back up from Manchester United and is feeling good. “The problem he had was a thigh strain, so we’ve not done an awful lot of kicking to this point, just to make sure we give him plenty of time to recover.“That’ll be the last thing he has to do. If he gets through that, then he will be available as well.” TagsLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

first_img Travellers to Jamaica are being urged to declare all agricultural products in order to avoid the introduction of foreign pests and diseases that could threaten the agriculture sector and the environment. Travellers to Jamaica are being urged to declare all agricultural products in order to avoid the introduction of foreign pests and diseases that could threaten the agriculture sector and the environment.Chief Plant Quarantine Produce Inspector, Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Sanniel Wilson, said that persons are required to declare seeds, meats, plants and animal products and by-products being taken into the island.The declaration must cover all items carried in checked baggage, carry-on luggage and shipped items.Miss Wilson, who was addressing a JIS Think Tank on September 7, cautioned persons against illegally smuggling plants into the country.“Be it a tourist, a Jamaican or returning resident, if you intend to carry any plant or plant products here, you are required to have a permit. This permit will tell the exporting country the requirements for taking in this plant,” she noted.Miss Wilson explained that in cases where there are no permits, the inspectors at the borders of entry will determine whether the items meet the entry requirements.She is encouraging persons to adhere to the laws in order to avoid sanctions.She noted that the Plant Quarantine Act of 1993 and the Plant Import Control Regulations outline clear fines and other sanctions for persons who intentionally smuggle in plant-related items.“Sanctions for illegal introduction of plant and plant products range from $50,000 to $200,000, and could also lead to imprisonment,” Miss Wilson pointed out.Meanwhile, for persons who may have visited a farm or ranch in a foreign country, she said: “the clothes you wear, we ask you to leave it there”.Clothes and shoes worn on farms could contain traces of soil that might harbour foreign diseases.Chief Technical Director in the Ministry, Dermon Spence, said part of the Ministry’s mandate is to expand agricultural production and ensure that people have access to safe, quality food for consumption.He noted that achieving these objectives will require that the sector is not compromised by persons bringing pests and diseases into the country.As such, he stressed the need for travellers to fill out the declaration forms that they receive at the airport.Mr. Spence noted that prohibited items that are not declared by passengers will be confiscated and disposed of, and persons could also face civil penalties. Chief Plant Quarantine Produce Inspector, Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Sanniel Wilson, said that persons are required to declare seeds, meats, plants and animal products and by-products being taken into the island. Story Highlights “Be it a tourist, a Jamaican or returning resident, if you intend to carry any plant or plant products here, you are required to have a permit. This permit will tell the exporting country the requirements for taking in this plant,” she noted.last_img read more

first_imgPrizeo — the celebrity-based charitable fundraising platform —has launched The Murray Bros. Caddyshack Experience with Bill Murray, which offers one lucky winner the opportunity to join the star and his five brothers to participate in their annual Charity Golf Tournament in St. Augustine, Florida.In 2001, Bill Murray and his five brothers – Andy, Brian, Joel, John, and Ed – opened Murray Bros. Caddyshack at World Golf Village, home of the World Golf Hall of Fame, in St. Augustine, Florida. Along with the opening of the restaurant, the brothers created the Murray Bros. Caddyshack Charity Golf Tournament with the mission to partner with various charities to raise monies that provide medical services, educational programs, lifesaving equipment, and fundraising opportunities to better the lives in communities across the country.“This is a time when I enjoy Florida’s humidity and spend time with my brothers and friends for great golf, music and food,” said Bill. “And we also manage to do some good things for people.“If you’re not a golfer, don’t let that stop you. I’ll show you some tips and even if you just come to hang out with me on the course and for the parties – it will be worth it.“All I’m asking is that you make a small donation — even just $5 — so that we can raise money to help provide life-saving services to communities all across the country, but you can look to the right to read more about that.“Get ready though, ’cause all I hit are hole-in-ones. If you win this experience, just smile and try to keep up.”The winner of the experience will play golf with Bill Murray, as well as attend the VIP party upon arrival and the VIP concert and party following golf with Bill. The prize includes two nights in Florida and flights from anywhere in the world for two people.Prizeo, which was acquired by philanthropist Todd Wagner earlier this year, is a sister company to charity video network Chideo and charitable online auction platform Charitybuzz.last_img read more

first_imgAPTN National NewsIt is a sore that continues to fester for those who knew John Andrew Simon.The commercial fisherman was shot and killed in his Cape Breton, N.S., home by a lone RCMP officer during a police standoff in 2008.But as APTN National News reporter James Hopkin tells us, Simon’s widow is just looking for an apology.last_img