Best Bets for the Weekend: A new play and Earth Day

first_imgShawnee Mission West students perform Peter and the Starcatcher this weekend.It’s Easter weekend! Almost time for our annual post-church trip to Chipotle only to realize it’s closed on Easter Sunday tradition. If that doesn’t sound like fun to you, perhaps you’ll enjoy another weekend activity:If you haven’t had the pleasure of attending at play at Shawnee Mission West, now’s your chance. This weekend there are multiple opportunities to catch a performance of Peter and the Starcatcher, a fantastic thriller based around mystical starstuff.If your Easter basket isn’t stuffed yet, the annual Egg Hunt at the Shawnee Indian Mission should take care of that for you.It’s a continent of 4.4 billion people and 48 countries, so you’re bound to learn a thing or two at the 2019 Asian Cultural Festival at the Overland Park Convention Center on Saturday. Enjoy food, martial arts, performances and more, with free admission for kids.Monday is Earth Day. Getting out in nature is my favorite way to celebrate our planet. For something a bit more structured, check out Gardner’s Earth Day/Arbor Day Celebration on Saturday. Large and small groups are invited to partake in a park clean up, tree planting and picnic.last_img read more

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Mississippi River deepening moves forward

first_imgIn signing the report, USACE director of civil works James C. Dalton said the project, which aims to deepen the channel to a depth of 50 ft (15.2 m), is “economically justified and environmentally sustainable” and recommended approval of funding for the project.The project will deepen the channel by 5 ft (1.5 m) from the Gulf of Mexico to the port of Greater Baton Rouge. It is estimated that the federal share of finance the project would be USD118.1 million, while the non-federal share would be approximately USD39.4 million.The Lower Mississippi River is home to some of the USA’s largest ports, including the port of South Louisiana, New Orleans and Greater Baton Rouge. www.portno.comwww.portgbr.comportsl.comwww.usace.army.millast_img

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‘Clubs start to look like farms’ – Wolves January signing called…

first_imgWhen agents and the media look back at what happened during the January window, and what didn’t… with blame being sent various ways.Mundo Deportivo take another look at Jonny’s permanent move to Wolves, which has cost the Premier League club €17m, €18m or €20m depending on who you wish to believe.For Wolves it absolutely looks like a good signing at a good cost, especially for a player who is now a Spanish international.Mundo explain it also works well for Atletico Madrid and there’s once again a suggestion that this could have been the plan all along. The Spanish club have bought and sold several players in recent seasons, without them ever pulling on the shirt for an official match.It’s a way to bring in income.Barcelona are also looking that way too, having been so pleased with the huge profit they made on Yerry Mina when selling him to Everton. That was due almost entirely to the player’s performance at the World Cup, because before that he could have gone for perhaps a third of the money.Mundo Deportivo call the Jonny move ‘peculiar’, and it is in a way, but Wolves shouldn’t care too much. They add: ‘Clubs start to look like farms, breeding and fattening. When they’ve gained the weight, off to the market.’by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this Game is a Must-HaveForge of Empires – Free Online GameUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoDating.comWhere do attractive singles find each other in Tung Chung?Dating.comUndoPerfect-Dating.comReveal Tung Chung As The Best City to Date for Love & RomancePerfect-Dating.comUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥UndoCNBC InternationalHere’s How Big Businesses in Singapore Are Managing the Impact of COVID-19.CNBC InternationalUndo熱門話題小心會長過頭…網友推爆:「真的長得超誇張!」熱門話題UndoSingles50Hong Kong: A 40+ Dating Site That Actually Works!Singles50UndoCoworking Space | Search AdsThe cost of shared office in Hong Kong might surprise youCoworking Space | Search AdsUndo It’s the post-mortem transfer market stage.last_img read more

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Parnpiboon crowned champion at Admiral’s Cup 2015

first_imgSixty-seven young sailors descended to the Royal Varuna Yacht Club in Pattaya over the weekend 17-18 January for the Admiral’s Cup 2015, a competition referred as the 2nd biggest junior event in Thailand, testing the most talented sailors in the Kingdom including those who represented Thailand at the 2014 Asian Games and IODA Optimist World Championships. Sailors from the Junior Sailing Squadron of Thailand based in Sattahip, Phuket Youth Sailing and the Korean National Team joined the 30–strong team from the Royal Varuna Yacht Club, with the fleet of boats being divided into two divisions, Optimist and Laser 4.7.13-year old Intira Parnpiboon stands atop the podium with the Admiral’s Cup flanked by Chanakchon Wangsuk and Suchakree Detthoappol, who came 2nd and 3rd respectively in the Optimist division.  Also in picture are Mark Hamil-Stewart, Vice Commodore (2nd left), Chris Dando, Rear Commodore (2nd right) and Nattawut Vongrak – Kru Oat, Opti Coach from RVYC (far right), along with Kru Somkiat Poonpat, Thailand National Opti Coach (far left)The competitors were awakened to a beautiful first day on Saturday, a typical morning beside the Gulf of Thailand, with 10 knots of wind coming from a northerly direction.  After the competitors race briefing, the sailors ventured afloat to the race course, with Suchakree Detthotappol taking the line honor in the first race, just in front of Varuna’s Intira Parnpiboon The sea breeze kicked-in with force and wind increased to a strong 18 knots with sizable waves, testing conditions for the young competitors.  They impressively prevailed, demonstrating excellent sailing skills.  The second race was won by Korea’s Seo Hae Chan, with Intira taking the third, not to be out-done by Seo Han who pushed his boat through the strongest winds of the day to win the fourth race.In the Laser 4.7 class, the winner was Alex Frefel, with Arthit Romanyk and Kim Jung Ho in 2nd and 3rd places respectively.In the Laser 4.7 fleet, three sailors shared the plaudits on day 1 with Alex Frefel, Kim Jung Ho and Chanapai Vijikajee all taking race wins.  For much of the fleet, the Admiral Cup was the first event in the faster Laser 4.7 class, and despite some spectacular capsizes all nine sailors endeavored to finish each race.Day 2 started with blue skies and lighter winds – expected conditions due to the earlier start.  The first race of the day (fifth race in the championships) gave opportunities to the smaller and lighter sailors, notably Chanakchon Wangsuk who fought a tight battle for the race win.  The wind increased to a perfect 16 knots for the next race, with Intira taking the 6th, and the final race was won again by Chanakchon.  With the racing so close, the Optimist sailors went back ashore with little idea of who had won the Admiral’s Cup.All action at the Optimist start line.The Laser 4.7’s raced again on the second day.  Kim Jung Ho won the first race of the day, however, he was outdone by a determined Alex Frefel who won the next three races – that feat decided the overall winner.Back ashore, the prize giving was presented by RVYC Vice-commodore Mark Hamil–Stewart, also Managing Director of MRI International Recruitment (Thailand) – a sponsor of the event.  Standing on top of the podium in the optimist class was Intira Parnpiboon, the 13 year old winning her first national event.  Chanakchon Wangsuk and Suchakree Detthotappol were second and third respectively.  Patcher Sringam received an award for being the first female under 12, and Jedtavee Yongyuennarn the first male in the same category.  The youngest award went to Paravee Dangpratum, the first under 10 year old.Lasers fight for wind and position.Mark Hamil–Stewart congratulated all the sailors for the quality racing: “We had a spectacular weekend of high spirited racing, demonstrating the professional level of junior sailing in Thailand.  I would also like to thank all the sailors for taking part, especially those who travelled long distance to attend,” he commented.For more information about Royal Varuna Yacht Club and sailing in Pattaya, go to website: www.varuna.org.(All photos courtesy m. v. tchelistcheff)last_img read more

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Shunt’s no knock-back

first_imgBy RUSSELL BENNETT IT’S often said that the mark of a champion is not whether they fall, but whether they…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

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Britt blasts his way to a ton

first_imgBy Nick Creely WGCA DISTRICT DIVISION REVIEW – ROUND 11 (ONE DAY) In what has already been a wonderful cricket…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

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Galway see off experimental Mayo side in Winter League Final

first_imgConnacht LGFA Winter League Final In their first meeting since the Connacht final last July Galway got the better of old foes Mayo on Sunday. Four goals and six points from player of the match Sarah Conneally made sure Galway retained their title that they won last year against Sligo.The first half seen Galway take charge of this game with Tracey Leonard, Louise ward and Sarah Conneally doing most of the damage to Mayo hopes. Galway opened with four unanswered points before Mayo could open their account with a well taken point from Sarah Baynes. The Galway keeper Lisa Murphy then pulled off a double save from Emma Needham to keep Mayo at bay. Galway took back control with three more points from Leonard, Conneally and Deirdre Brennan before Louise Ward and Tracey Leonard linked to set up Sarah Conneally for the first goal of the game. Galway’s second came from Tracey Leonard when her free kick drop in over the Mayo keeper. Galway added two more points in the last 5 minutes of the half which saw Mayo having two players sin binned, that left the half time score 2-09 to 0-02.Mayo’s new manager Peter Leahy made 15 changes at half time in the hope to turn the game around. Galway started the second half strong with two points from Sinead Burke and Sarah Conneally. Mayo did have a mini revival mid-way thought the half when Grace Kelly Scored a goal and a point but that was as close as Mayo would get to Galway as they ran out easy winners tagging on four goals in the last 10 minutes one from Leanne Walsh and a hat trick from Sarah Conneally leaving the final score Galway 6-13 Mayo 1-04.Galway’s Captain Lisa Gannon picked up the cup from Liam McDonagh and paid credit to her team mates and the management team for the win and hoped they could push on now in the Lidl National League which kicks off Next’s weekend.Talking after the game Mayo’s Manager Peter Leahy praised his team for the effort they had shown and he was looking forward to their opening game in the National League next Sunday against his native Westmeath. print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emailcenter_img Galway 6-13 Mayo 1-04last_img read more

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Ireland senior men’s head coach Pete Strickland announces final roster for this summer’s European…

first_imgThe squad is a strong mixture of youth and experience, and has been announced following a three-day training camp in Dublin at the weekend. The Ireland senior men’s head coach, Pete Strickland and his assistant coach, Ioannis Liapakis, have today announced the final roster of 12 players who will go on to represent their country at this summer’s FIBA European Championship for Small Countries in San Marino. Speaking about today’s announcement, Coach Strickland stated: “The devoted commitment shown this spring from each of our team members towards playing for Ireland has been complete and consistent. Ioannis and I look forward to coaching these unified players in tough international competition in the coming weeks.”The team will now begin final preparations for the championships in San Marino, which will take place from June 26th to July 1st, and will play two international friendly games against Luxembourg in Cork as part of these preparations. The two-game series will tip off at the Mardyke Arena UCC, Cork on Friday, June 22nd at 7pm and on Saturday, June 23rd at 4pm.The Ireland senior men’s team 2018:Adrian O’Sullivan (UCC Demons, Cork)Aidan Quinn (Belfast Star, Belfast)Ciaran Roe (Pyrobel Killester, Dublin)Jason Killeen (Black Amber Templeogue, Dublin)Jordan Blount (University of Illinois, Chicago and Cork)Keelan Cairns (Belfast Star, Belfast)Lorcan Murphy (Black Amber Templeogue, Dublin)Matt Kelly (UCD Marian, Dublin)Michael Bonaparte (Black Amber Templeogue, Dublin)Paul Freeman (Moycullen, Galway)Taiwo Badmus (University of Virginia Wise, US and London, England)Travis Black (Griffith College Swords Thunder, Dublin)FIBA European Championship for Small Countries Official event website: http://www.fiba.basketball/europe/smallcountries/2018FIBA European Championship for Small Countries – GroupsGroup ASan MarinoGibraltarMoldovaNorwayGroup BAndorraMaltaIrelandIreland senior men’s fixtures 2018 FIBA European Championship for Small Countries (San Marino – June 26th to July 1st) NOTE: All times listed are Irish timesWednesday, June 27th Group GamesMalta v Ireland, 14.00Thursday, June 28th Group GamesIreland v Andorra, 14.00Saturday, June 30thClassification GamesSunday, July 1stClassification Games________________________print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

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Selkirk College Saints begin march back to top of BCIHL

first_imgIf the Selkirk College Saints 2017-2018 British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) home opener is any indication, it’s going to be a thrilling rollercoaster ride to finish.However, the Saints were able to regain their senses, scoring six consecutive goals en route to a 6-3 victory over the Simon Fraser University Clan.After the ceremonial season opening puck drop Friday night at the Castlegar & District Recreation Centre, the Saints spotted the visiting Simon Fraser University Clan a 3-0 first period lead that started just over a minute in when Daniell Lange scored top shelf on Selkirk College starter Brett Huber. Two more goals in 30 seconds late in a period that saw the shots skewed 15-5 in favour of the Clan, put the home side in a deep hole.“I think it was opening game jitters and I’m glad we got those out of the way after the first,” said Saints first-year forward Derek McPhail. “We got stuck playing their game in the first 20 minutes and in the dressing room we talked about working as a group from the d-zone forward. That’s what we did and it worked.”The trademark of Saints’ hockey is tenacious work ethic and two minutes into the middle frame, it paid off when Derek Georgopoulous stole the puck and got it to McPhail who scored his first BCIHL goal to get Selkirk College on the board. Midway through the period, second-year Saints defenceman Seth Schmidt converted on the powerplay to cut the SFU lead to 3-2. It was at that point that the home crowd became a factor. “It’s hard for the crowd to stay in it when you go down 3-0 that early, but the fans did a great job of helping us out and we brought them back into it through the way we came out in the second period,” said Saints’ captain Dallas Calvin.With just over four minutes left in the second period, hard work by Calvin in the SFU zone resulted in a turnover and a nice pass to McPhail who scored his second goal of the game to tie the score at threes. With time running out in the second period, Calvin again used his reach to poke a puck away from a Clan defenceman that went to Parker Sharp who beat SFU starter Lyndon Stanwood.The second period featured plenty of back-and-forth action, but Huber stood tall in a period that saw the Saints outshoot their visitors by the slim margin of 12-11.Second-year Saints defenceman Gordon Campbell added insurance seven minutes into the third period when his shot from the point beat Stanwood to make the score 5-3. With 41 seconds left in the game, Calvin scored into the empty SFU net to halt any hope for the Clan.The victory was a solid team effort, but the Saints’ top line of McPhail, Calvin and Georgopoulos showed chemistry that elevated the entertainment value for the substantial crowd that came to support the student athletes.“He’s a phenomenal player,” McPhail said of Calvin. “If you are open, he’s going to find you and if there is an open lane to the net for him then that’s usually a scoring chance for us.”Though still early in the season, Calvin is optimistic the team has made up for the loss of Ryan Edwards who was a major part of the team’s offence for three years before graduating last spring.“Derek is a super skilled guy and you just have to get him the puck,” said Calvin, a Trail native who is a student in the Business Administration Program. “When you work that hard and you are that talented… good things will come.”The Saints return to action this Saturday night at the Castlegar & District Recreation Centre when they host the Eastern Washington University Eagles starting at 7 p.m. in the first game of a weekend home-and-home.last_img read more

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Unique crafts at Zasekhaya

first_img17 March 2008Unique South African crafts are on sale at the monthly Zasekhaya Market in Newtown, Johannesburg. And we’re not talking carved hippos and giraffes – Zasekhaya items are one-of-a-kind, from funky fashion to mosaic mirrors and handmade paper.Zasekhaya is a non-profit organisation that focuses on training people who are unemployed to sell their handmade crafts. The main objective of the market is to provide a platform for local, talented students and crafters to showcase and sell their work. It is also an opportunity for new artists to network.According to Zasekhaya Market’s website, the market “was born out of a realisation that creative skills training alone is not enough to make a difference in the lives of the disadvantaged youth and other South Africans attempting to make a living from the artistic sector.“The market offers space for mentoring, product development, business experience, interaction with fellow crafters/artists and interaction with consumers.”Zasekhaya specialises in a variety of South African craft products, ranging from visual arts, photography and prints to crafts, fashion, decor and designer ware. And the market is truly South African – only locally made products are sold.Among its stallholders are Abegail Mfokazi, who designs and makes handbags from recycled cans; Andy Krick from Imbali, who specialises in quilts; Steven Holt from the craft centre at the Trevor Huddleston Memorial Centre in Sophiatown; and Susan Haycock from Intuthuko Embroiderers.According to the organisers, the market has grown substantially since it was started in 2004. Eunice Mothetho-rooi, the operations manager, says it is attracting increasing numbers of international and local tourists.A children’s entertainment section – featuring creative workshops, jumping castles and jugglers – caters for those parents who need somewhere safe and fun to leave their kids while they do their browsing and shopping in peace. There is also a coffee shop and several food stalls selling a variety of tasty items. Music and entertainers add to the atmosphere.Zasekhaya Market takes place from 10am to 4pm on the last Saturday of every month at the Bus Factory in President Street, Newtown. Secure parking is available at the front and back of the Bus Factory.For more information, and to inquire about renting stalls, phone Eunice Mothetho-rooi on 011 833 3329.Source: City of Johannesburglast_img read more

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