FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Registration is open for the 2nd Annual Canada Day Beach Volleyball Tournament.Last years tournament saw 16 teams compete, and tournament organizer Faye Anstey hopes to see a similar turnout this year.Casey’s Pub will be the host of the event, and will be offering specials drinks all tournament long.- Advertisement -A plethora of prizes will be featured, including awards for the top three teams, as well as best dressed.Registration for the tournament costs $40 per team, and must be done by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.orgThe tournament is set to begin at 11:00 a.m. on Canada Day.Advertisement 2nd Annual Canada Day Beach Volleyball Tournament flyer. Photo by Faye Anstey.
Sam Allardyce left the Hammers after four years at the end of last season 1 Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce will head back to Upton Park on Saturday insisting he will not be the last West Ham manager to find himself in the firing line.The 61-year-old left the Hammers after four years at the end of last season when he decided his time in management might be up at roughly the same time as the club opted not to renew his contract.He did so having weathered a storm of criticism from a section of the London club’s support over the style of football his team played, and with his head held high.Just what response he will get when he walks to the dug-out this weekend remains to be seen, but Allardyce, who admits to a tinge of regret about not leading the club into its new stadium, insists the brickbats simply come with the job.He said: “There’s always a small minority that shows some disapproval. West Ham is no different from any other club.“They make themselves heard more than others sometimes, but it’s not a Sam Allardyce thing. It’s a West Ham thing, so it’s not really me because all the others have had the same amount of stick I had over the years anyway.“If I was the manager at the time and they didn’t think I was doing well, it would be me, but before that it would be Harry Redknapp, before that it would be Alan Curbishley, before that it would be Alan Pardew, before that it would be Avram Grant, before that it would be…“Whoever has been the West Ham manager has had a bit of stick no matter who they are, so it’s part of the job.”Allardyce fulfilled his remit by dragging the Hammers back into the Barclays Premier League and stabilising them in the top division, but was persistently accused of not playing ‘the West Ham way’.He said: “I still think it’s more around passion for the club. It’s the East End and East Enders like to see you wear your heart on your sleeve. Billy Bonds told me that when I chatted with him there.“One of the reasons Billy Bonds was so popular at West Ham was the commitment he showed, the passion he showed for playing for West Ham, as well as his ability.“When they talk about ‘the West Ham way’, about how pretty do you play your football, I’m not so sure that’s exactly what everybody means. That perception has been brought on by the media as much as the fans.“The fans like to see a very talented, of course, but passionate player playing for West Ham.”Allardyce revealed on the day the parting of the ways was confirmed in May last year that he would take a break from management, and retirement was a genuine option.However, when Sunderland came calling in October, he could not fight the urge to return.He said: “I thought it was time for me to pack in management at this level. I thought I’d done enough and had been doing it long enough. Obviously it didn’t take too long before I found out I did want to come back.”
FLIPPING HELL – NO SALT CHEF BRIAN SHARES HIS SECRET FOR PERFECT PANCAKES! was last modified: February 17th, 2015 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:Brian McDermottDonegal DailyNo Salt Chefpancakes
There was disappointment for Donegal tourism bodies when Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Michael Ring TD announced a shortlist of 15 towns and villages from across the country being considered for the 2015 Tourism Towns Awards.Minister Michael RingThe competition, now in its fourth year, is designed to recognise Irish towns and villages where the local community goes the extra mile to enhance their appeal to tourists.But not one Donegal town or village made it to the final fifteen, despite some trojan work from Ardara to Buncrana. The 15 towns will now be subject over the next few weeks to a series of unannounced inspections from a team of independent ‘secret shoppers’ who will visit each location and who will look for evidence of a high quality visitor experience and of involvement by the local community and businesses in delivering this experience.They will look at the quality of its attractions and sites of interest and how well the town promotes what they have to offer.Westport took home the overall crown for ‘Best Large Town’ award in 2014, with Kinsale picking up the ‘Best Small Town’ accolade.Today’s shortlist will be whittled down to a final list of ten “Highly Commended Tourism Towns” which will be announced at the National Tidy Towns Awards later this year. Subsequently, the overall winners for the Best Large and Best Small Tourism Town will be announced by Fáilte Ireland in November. Speaking about the competition, Minister Ring said “This award is all about recognising those Irish towns and villages which are really doing something special to make Ireland even more attractive for tourists. Each year the standard gets better and better and I am very much looking forward to hearing which towns make it into the top ten and who the overall winner will be later in the year. I want to express a sincere thanks to all those towns and communities involved and wish them the best of luck with the next stage of the competition.”Tourism Towns Long-listTown NameCounty1 Kilkenny City Kilkenny 2 Lismore in Waterford3 Killarney in Kerry4 Clonakilty in Cork5 Belmullet (Beal an Mhurtaigh) in Mayo 6 Ardmore in Waterford7 Tralee in Kerry8 Adare in Limerick9 Sneem in Kerry10 Carrick on Shannon in Leitrim11 Kenmare in Kerry12 Portmagee in Kerry13 Cobh in Cork14 Youghal in Cork15 Mountshannon in ClareDONEGAL TOWNS AND VILLAGES FAIL TO MAKE IRELAND’S LIST OF TOP TOURISM SPOTS was last modified: July 26th, 2015 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:donegalFailte IrelandTOURISM TOWNS
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsInvestigators concluded that Craig had either committed suicide or accidentally choked on the plastic. Deputies were supposed to monitor Craig every 15 minutes because he had a history of mental illness. His mother, Mary Craig, had filed wrongful-death and civil-rights lawsuits against the county. Meanwhile Tuesday, supervisors approved a $150,000 settlement with a drive-by shooting victim who lost his leg after surgery at the county-run Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. County attorneys determined that Gerory Harris, 20, lost his leg because the medical staff failed to provide adequate care. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors said Tuesday that it would pay $300,000 to the mother of an inmate who choked to death. Sheriff’s deputies saw the body of Darren Craig, 31, slumped between the toilet and his bunk bed during two visits to his cell, but failed to check on his condition, county lawyers concluded. The deputies had assumed Craig was sleeping or ignoring their presence during the Feb. 26, 2004, visits, according to a report. Craig had choked to death on a chunk of Saran Wrap lodged in his larynx.
2 Football fans are loving Harry Redknapp on this year’s ‘I’m a Celebrity’ Vinnie Jones has revealed to talkSPORT he said ‘no’ to THREE big-money offers to be on this year’s ‘I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!’The former Wimbledon star and FA Cup winner says he could not be swayed by the cash on offer to enter the jungle, where Harry Redknapp has already given football supporters plenty of reasons to chuckle.Redknapp is one of ten famous faces who have travelled to take on the trials and creepy-crawlies Down Under – with his first task giving fans of transfer deadline day a hilariously familiar sight.Jones has now revealed ITV bosses were desperate for him to join the hit show, too.However, he was not interested in another reality TV outing following his appearance on Big Brother a decade ago, which he described as ‘demoralising’ and worse than a night in a prison cell!Speaking to Alan Brazil on Monday’s Sports Breakfast, Vinnie said: “I turned it down, Al. It’s good to tell you now, I got three big offers and wouldn’t wilt.“They were after me for this one but I didn’t fancy it, mate. “I did Big Brother ten years ago and it was brutal. I’ve had a couple of nights in the St Albans cells but it was nothing like in that Big Brother house, I just wanted to get out.“It was very demoralising. You start off and it’s good craic but then it just gets demoralising, you start missing the family and then you’ve got some irritable wannabes around you and, you know, it’s their moment and they just get more irritable as it goes on.” Harry Redknapp is already brilliant 😂Keep up to date with ‘Arry on our new #ImACeleb podcast by @JamieEast 🐛Subscribe now to Jungle VIP: Acast: https://t.co/8KAOShF08iiTunes: https://t.co/8cnnzdPunc pic.twitter.com/Ra5LFrgRx8— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) November 18, 2018 Could Alan Brazil follow Harry Redknapp into the I’m a Celebrity jungle? talkSPORT’s own Mr Brazil has often been tipped to take part in the trials of the I’m a Celeb jungle, but has so far yet to be tempted (much to our disappointment).But Vinnie believes Big Al would be huge hit Down Under and would have a great chance of being crowned King of the Jungle.He added: “You would be brilliant, Al. You’d win it hands down!“I watched it last night and Harry was the business. Wisey [his former Wimbledon team-mate Dennis Wise] did it a few years ago and he absolutely loved it.“But I wasn’t persuaded. They kept coming back with the offer and it kept going up and up and up, but it was not for me. No thank you!”Listen back to Vinnie Jones on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast above! 2
MORE people than ever before will see an All-Ireland final this year – thanks to technology.The GAA has released details of coverage on television and online platforms abroad, including the UK, the USA, Australia, South Africa, Thailand, India and elsewhere in Asia.The GAA says it expects huge interest in the match abroad because of the large emigrant populations from Donegal and Mayo. In Britain, the subscription channel Premier Sports on Sky Channel 428 will be showing live coverage of the final.Premium Sports is also providing live coverage of the final in the US, through their Setanta-i player or via Ustream.tv. The channel is also broadcasting live coverage into bars and social venues.In Australia, Setanta Sports is available on multiple platforms including Foxtel and Austar. The final is also available on Setanta-i, an online player that provides live coverage.Setanta Africa is also planning to provide live access to the final to many countries in sub Saharan Africa. Setanta Sports will be broadcasting the final in Asia. And for supporters outside these regions, the final can be viewed online at www.ustream.tv/GAAOnlinePPV.At home, RTÉ Two will broadcast the match. The earlier minor final between Dublin and Meath will be screened live by TV3.The match will also be shown live at Century Cinemas in Letterkenny. FINAL TO BE SCREENED AROUND THE WORLD – FIND OUT HERE HOW TO SEE IT was last modified: September 20th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:FINAL TO BE SCREENED AROUND THE WORLD – FIND OUT HERE HOW TO SEE IT
Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend LATEST STORIES Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Murray Wimbledon top seed for first time John McEnroe SCREEN GRAB from Instagram/@barclayscenterTennis icon John McEnroe further ignited the flames of his recent beef with Serena Williams by refusing to apologize for his earlier statements.The 58-year-old legend, who’s best known for his temperamental outbursts during his playing days, recently earned the ire of netizens for claiming that Williams would be ranked “like 700 in the world” if she played in the men’s circuit.ADVERTISEMENT China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 Games Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend View comments LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next What ‘missteps’? MOST READ McEnroe had the opportunity to express contrition during a guesting at the CBS’ “This Morning” show.“Would you like to apologize?” the program’s co-host Norah O’Donnell asked McEnroe on Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila), as relayed by Bleacher Report.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“No,” he replied. “It was not necessary. I didn’t know it would create controversy.”The four-time US Open singles winner added that the issue was blown out of proportion, more than it should have. “I respect Serena very much so and I was simply calling her on NPR—which supposedly this is where you can say it like it is and you’re gonna get honest feedback,” he said. “She’s the greatest player, female player, that’s ever lived.”Williams, on the other hand, earned the support of netizens for her dignified response to McEnroe’s criticism. Khristian Ibarrola /raRELATED STORY:Serena Williams cheered by netizens after answering John McEnroe’s backhanded complimentADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games
For a second time in a month, an emotional M Karunanidhi met his daughter Kanimozhi, arrested in the 2G spectrum scam case, at the Tihar jail in New Delhi on Tuesday and spent nearly 45 minutes with her.The 88-year-old DMK President drove to the jail at around 4.30 PM accompanied by his wife Rajathi Ammal, his son and Union Minister M K Alagiri.Karunanidhi, who arrived in Delhi on Tuesday, met Kanimozhi at the assistant jail superintendent’s office and spent over 20 minutes with her without his family members around.Sources said the DMK chief brought some ‘namkeen’ from Tamil Nadu for his daughter. After 20 minutes, the father-daughter duo were joined by Alagiri and Rajathi.Sources said both Kanimozhi and Karunanidhi were composed and were seen talking to each other for most part of the meeting.This is Karunanidhi’s second meeting with Kanimozhi after she was arrested and sent to jail on May 20. Earlier, he met her on May 23.”The family members were with Kanimozhi for nearly 30 minutes. They spoke in Tamil,” sources said.The sources said Kanimozhi, Karunanidhi, Alagiri and Rajathi were not disturbed by jail officials during the meeting.After some time, former Telecom Minister A Raja and Kalaignar TV Managing Director Sharad Kumar joined the meeting.DMK leaders T R Baalu, K Ponmudy and Duraimurugan were also present at this stage.Karunanidhi’s visit came a day after the Supreme Court refused bail to Kanimozhi.– With PTI inputsFor more news on India, click here.For more news on Business, click here.For more news on Movies, click here.For more news on Sports, click here.advertisement
Nani celebrates after scoring the opening goal for Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo set up Varela for a late equalizer on a hot and humid night in the jungle Sunday to give the Portugal a 2-2 draw with the United States and hope for a spot in the second round of the World Cup. Ronaldo, who has been playing despite a left knee injury, sent in a cross in the fifth minute of stoppage time and Varela scored with a diving header in the last seconds of the match.Nani had scored first for Portugal, shooting past a sprawling Tim Howard in the fifth minute, but the Americans responded in the second half as Portugal seemed to wilt in the stifling heat.Jermaine Jones made it 1-1 with a curling shot in the 64th minute after a cross from Graham Zusi made its way through the Portugal defense.Clint Dempsey, playing with a broken nose, then put the Americans ahead in the 81st. The United States captain used his stomach to direct the ball into the net from a cross by Zusi.The last-second draw denied the Americans a spot in the second round, but it kept Portugal alive in the tournament.The United States now has four points in Group G, the same as Germany. Both Portugal and Ghana have one point. The Americans will face Germany on Thursday in Recife, while Portugal takes on Ghana at the same time in Brasilia.Team Lineups(from):Portugal: Beto; Joao Pereira, Bruno Alves, Ricardo Costa, Andre Almeida (William, 46th); Joao Moutinho, Miguel Veloso, Raul Meireles (Silvestre Varela, 69th); Nani, Helder Postiga (Eder, 16th), Cristiano RonaldoadvertisementUnited States: Tim Howard; Fabian Johnson, Geoff Cameron, Matt Besler, DaMarcus Beasley; Kyle Beckerman, Jermaine Jones, Alejandro Bedoya (DeAndre Yedlin, 72nd), Michael Bradley, Graham Zusi (Omar Gonzalez, 90th, injury time); Clint Dempsey (Chris Wondolowski, 87th)