A short film that features narration from late Rush drummer Neil Peart prior to his death back in January is now available for fans to watch online. Entitled, Growth Rings, the film was produced in collaboration with DW Drums (one of the preferred brands used by Peart during his career) and focuses on the way in which music marks specific moments throughout our lives, according to its about section on YouTube.Peart also co-wrote the film alongside Jeremy Bout, which shouldn’t come as a surprise considering the late musician’s skill for penning a creative narrative on Rush songs like “Limelight” and “The Analog Kid”. Live footage of Rush performing “The Spirit of Radio” is also seen briefly towards the latter half of the film.Related: Rush Fan Bets $2112 On Jeopardy! Daily Double“Just as the life of a tree can be understood through it’s growth rings, we can look at the milestones and eras of our lives and reminiscence of the songs and bands that resonated with us during those times,” it reads on the video’s about section. The entire film runs for just less than eight minutes in length.Watch Growth Rings featuring narration from Neil Peart in full below.Growth Rings: A Short film Narrated By Neil Peart[Video: Edge Factor][H/T NME]
How many people are complying with D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser’s mandate requiring face masks to slow the spread of the coronavirus? The answer depends on where you are in the District.In a visual survey of over 4,200 residents over the past month, the D.C. Department of Health said, overall, it found 78% of people were wearing masks when out in public, but only 72% wearing them were wearing them correctly.“There’s often slippage where the nose is not adequately or properly covered,” said D.C. Health Director Dr. LaQuandra Nesbitt.Compliance with mask-wearing differs quite a bit by ward.According to Nesbitt, the highest percentage of people observed wearing a mask correctly was in Ward 2 — where 84% of people were seen properly wearing face coverings — and the lowest was in Ward 7, where only 55% were.Here’s a full rundown of where in D.C. people are properly wearing masks:Ward 1: 80%Ward 2: 84%Ward 3: 80%Ward 4: 68%Ward 5: 70%Ward 6: 69%Ward 7: 55%Ward 8: 58%D.C. Health also collected data on mask-wearing by age.“Our seniors are leading the way in being good examples for us,” Nesbitt said, citing 73% of seniors wearing masks correctly, and only 16% not wearing them.The age group least likely to be wearing masks properly were those between 5-18.“We know that it can be a little bit of a challenge for a rambunctious younger person to use the mask,” Nesbitt said, adding that it’s important to make sure teens are properly wearing masks, “especially when they are out by themselves and not supervised by adults.”More Coronavirus NewsSign up for WTOP alertsLatest coronavirus test results in DC, Maryland and VirginiaCoronavirus vaccine FAQ: What you need to knowVirginia to institute nightly curfew, new gathering limits, mask rulesCongress averts shutdown, buys time for more COVID-19 talksViral spread: Americans paying the price for ThanksgivingWhy officials say proposed coronavirus restrictions are necessary in Montgomery CountyLooking for more information? D.C., Maryland and Virginia are each releasing more data every day. Visit their official sites here: Virginia | Maryland | D.C.About 59% of the children and teens were wearing masks correctly, with almost 22% not wearing them at all.About 71% of those aged 19-40 wore masks correctly, and over 70% of ages 41-64 wore them correctly.D.C. Health also looked at proper mask-wearing by gender.Nesbitt said that women “who are required to wear a mask wear their mask correctly more often than men,” citing 79% correct mask-wearing by women and only 67% for men.Bowser was asked if she would start to institute fines for people who don’t wear masks, but the mayor said she would like to see more education on proper mask-wearing instead of citations.
Heinrich Leads Entire Democratic Caucus In Urging Removal Of Pendley As Leader Of Bureau Of Land Management
U.S. Sen. Martin HeinrichU.S. SENATE News:WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), a member the Senate Energy and Natural Resources, led the entire Senate Democratic Caucus in a letter Friday to U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary David Bernhardt urging him to remove William Perry Pendley from his position leading the Bureau of Land Management. The senators also call on the President to nominate a qualified director for consideration through the regular confirmation process.Following a letter from the Democratic Caucus to President Trump last week, it was reported that the White House will be withdrawing Pendley’s nomination. However, Pendley signed a succession order himself months ago that could keep him indefinitely in his role leading the BLM.“We are pleased to hear that the President has decided to withdraw Mr. William Perry Pendley’s nomination to be director of the Bureau of Land Management. We have grave concerns, however, with reports that Mr. Pendley will continue to lead the bureau through his current position as deputy director, exercising the authority of the director,” wrote the senators. “For the same reasons that Mr. Pendley is unfit to be confirmed as director, he is unfit to exercise the authority of the director without being confirmed, and we ask that you remove Mr. Pendley from this position. We also call on the President to nominate a qualified director for consideration through the regular confirmation process.”Heinrich has been outspoken about his concerns with Pendley’s advocacy for the widespread sale of public lands, routine attempts to undermine tribes, and climate change denial, and has called for his authority as acting BLM director to be terminated.The full text of the letter is available here.
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By Bruce Fuhr,The Nelson Daily Sports EditorAfter being the face of Nelson Leafs’ franchise for the past five years, Simon Wheeldon pictured himself spending time this coming hockey season in a rink, watching the game he so deeply loves.However, the plan had the former European hockey star taking a position in the stands and not behind the player’s bench.That all changed during the summer when it was rumoured the Kootenay Ice Major Midget Hockey team was close to extinction. Wheeldon couldn’t see that happening and decided to make a comeback as coach of the Ice.“I heard that B.C. Hockey couldn’t find a coach and was going to cancel the program,” Wheeldon told The Nelson Daily earlier this week. “So I called B.C. Hockey and asked if I could coach the team.”Of course Wheeldon had a vested interest in this decision. His son Adam Wheeldon had played on the team last season and was most likely going to be a part of the program again.But just as luck would have it Adam Wheeldon excelled during the junior training camp season, first in Trail at the tryout of the B.C. Hockey League Smokies, and, second the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League’s Nelson Leafs. The latter thought so highly of the younger Wheeldon the coaching staff made him one of the two 16-year-old players.“(Adam) worked very hard this summer, grew a little and had some good camps,” the elder Wheeldon explained.So Simon Wheeldon once again assumes the position as coach on the eve of the Major Midget season. “I’m really encouraged by the talent of this group, especially the first year kids,” Wheeldon said when asked about this year’s edition of the Ice.“The expectations I have is to see this group of kids develop into a hockey team, get better and see what happens in the league,” he adds. “The Ice has four Nelson Minor Hockey grads on the team — defencemen Matthew Carr and Joren Johnson and forwards Carsen Willans and Dryden Hunt. Hunt played last season at Notre Dame in Wilcox, Saskatchewan.While the rest of the BCMMHL opened the season, Kootenay Ice played a pair of exhibition games against the Okanagan Hockey Association in Nelson.The Ice opened the two-game set looking pretty good after dropping a 4-3 decision. Andy Miller from Trail and Hunt, with his first of two in the game, gave the Ice a 2-1 lead after one frame. The teams were tied at 3-3 after 40 minutes.OHA scored the only goal of the third period to steal the one-goal victory.In game two, Kootenay took on the chin losing 6-1. OHA took a 2-0 lead after the first period. Hunt cut the margin to 2-1. But the visitors struck for two goals within a minute during the second to put the game away.Kootenay opens the Major Midget season Saturday in Nanaimo against the North Island Silvertips. “This is by far the youngest team in the league,” said Wheeldon, faced with the fact that most high-level local players will play for a KIJHL team — which has four franchises within a 50-mile radius. “So this kids are going to have to learn to be resilient and mentally tough to compete in this league.”Last season, the Kootenay Ice, coached by Brent Petrick, had its most successful season finishing ninth with an 11-28-1 record.The Kootenay Ice is part of the 11-team BCMMHL. Most of the Ice players are from Nelson, Trail and Castlegar with a few from the East Kootenay and Midway.The first home game for the Ice is Saturday, October 2 when Kootenay plays host to the Okanagan Rockets at the NDCC [email protected]
“It’s important that Selkirk College provides an opportunity for those who play in our region to pursue both a post-secondary education and hockey at a higher level,” says Kim Verigin, Selkirk College’s Athletics & Recreation Coordinator. “Brent has done a fantastic job of recruiting players who not only make our team better, but are familiar with the Selkirk College communities.”Another key addition to the team this year is assistant coach Garrett Turner who has arrived from Red Deer College where he was the assistant on a team that featured former Saints’ defenceman Arie Postmus. He will join Heaven and assistant coach Justin Kanigan behind the bench.The Saints training camp is currently underway with the first game action taking place on Vancouver Island on September 21 and 22 when the team will play the University of Victoria and Vancouver Island University, the latter featuring five former Saints who are continuing their education at the Nanaimo post-secondary.The Saints open the regular season at home against rival Simon Fraser University on October 5 and 6 at the Castlegar & District Recreation Centre. The first semester schedule features eight home games that ends in early-December with a pair of contests against Vancouver Island University at the Beaver Valley Arena in Fruitvale (December 1) and the Nelson & District Community Complex (November 30).“Though we’re based in Castlegar, Selkirk College is a regional post-secondary and the Saints are a regional hockey team,” says Verigin. “With so many ties to both Nelson and Beaver Valley, it’s a great opportunity to bring this calibre of hockey to those communities. That weekend is going to be one of the highlights of our schedule this season.”As the Saints prepare for the upcoming campaign, they will take a break from the rink on September 16 for the Fifth Annual Selkirk College Saints Golf Tournament. With an assist to title sponsor Kootenay Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, the scramble tournament is played at the Castlegar Golf Club and includes a fantastic meal, prizes and silent auction.“Community support for our team is vital and this golf tournament has become a terrific annual event that draws more than 100 players of all abilities,” says Heaven. “It’s a great day to unwind, have some fun and raise money to help our student athletes compete in the upcoming season.”You can find out more information about the golf tournament and register your team at selkirk.ca/saints or by calling the Castlegar Golf Club (250.365.5006). The student athletes on the Selkirk College Saints are settling into their classes and ramping up their energy on the ice as the team prepares for the 2018-2019 British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) season.With a roster that includes half veterans and half rookies, this season’s edition of the Saints is loaded with both potential and faces that local hockey fans will recognize.“There’s always a lot of energy at this time of the season because players are excited to get back on the ice and get to know their new teammates,” says Saints’ head coach Brent Heaven. “We have a great balance on the team this season and once the guys get settled, I’m confident we’ll have a very competitive team.”Over the past six seasons, the Saints have been a BCIHL powerhouse. The Castlegar-based team won four straight league championships between 2013 and 2016 and last season settled for second after Trinity Western University captured its first BCIHL title.With the addition of six former Kootenay International Junior Hockey League (KIJHL) players in the off-season, the Saints’ roster of 25 athletes now includes more than half with regional hockey ties to teams like the Beaver Valley Nitehawks, Castlegar Rebels, Nelson Leafs and Creston Valley Thunder Cats.
Nelson’s Mitch Popadynetz made his final home game at Thompson Rivers University a memorable one.The Nelson Youth Soccer grad assisted on the only goal as TRU Wolfpack edged UBC Thunderbirds 1-0 in Canada West Men’s Soccer action Sunday in Kamloops.“We always get up for UBC,” said Popadynetz, who played for UBC before transferring to TRU.“They are the number one ranked team in the country,” he added. “We look forward to it. We did it. We are pretty fired up. It feels good to beat them. It’s a story book ending to our season as we won four of their last five.” Joshua Banton scored the matches only marker when he converted a free kick from former Thunderbird and Canada West MVP Popadynetz in extra time.Popadynetz’s assist was his ninth of the year, which is good enough for second most in the Canada West during the regular season. Jackson Gardner got the clean sheet in goal for TRU, his second of the season.The WolfPack now travel to Edmonton, Alberta to meet up with the Alberta Golden Bears in the Canada West Play in match. The Bears beat the WolfPack when they met in the regular season 1-0 on September 21st at Hillside Stadium. The Pack beat Alberta in the Canada West playoffs last year to claim the bronze medal.The WolfPack honored their graduating players; Mitchell Popadynetz (Nelson, BC), Finlay McPhie (Vernon, BC), Thomas Lantmeeters (Genk, Belgium) and Jason Staiger (Agassiz, BC) at the match. All four were the TRU Bookstore/McDonalds “Leader of the Pack” players of the match. Popadynetz, who will conclude his studies at TRU in the spring with a business major, has been a winner wherever he has played.As a member of the NYS U13 Selects, Popadynetz powered the squad to a silver medal at the 2008 B.C. Soccer Provincial B Cup in Richmond, coming within a penalty shot of capturing the gold medal.In 2013, he guided Team BC to a silver medal at the 2013 Canada Summer Games in Sherbrooke, Que.Later in 2013, he was part of UBC’s run to the Canada University Men’s Soccer Championship as the T-Birds defeated Laval Rouge et Or 3-1 to capture the gold medal.
print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Galway United are delighted to announce the signingof Jack Lynch until the end of the 2019 SSE Airtricity League season.The 21-year-old makes the move to Eamonn Deacy Park from Limerick Junior sideRegional United.Lynch, who is comfortable playing as a centre-back or central midfielder, beganhis League of Ireland career at Limerick, where he played under-17 and under-19football before moving to Waterford in 2017.Lynch was part of the Waterford squad that won the First Division title in2017. The young defender made a total of 11 appearances for the Blues’ beforedeparting for a short spell with Cobh Ramblers.The Waterford native helped the University of Limerick reach the CollingwoodCup Final in 2019, but they lost out to UCC in the final at the Markets Field.Speaking to www.galwayunitedfc.ieabout his first new signing in the transfer window, Alan Murphy feels thatLynch is determined to make an impact in the League of Ireland.“Jack has a bit of experience at this level. He’s trained with us for thelast month or so and fits in well in terms of his hard work, application andtechnical ability.“He definitely has something to prove. Jack is raring to go and wants tonail down a League of Ireland place.“Jack probably has three or four different positions that we feel he canfeature in. He’s comfortable on the ball and a good defender. He makes goodrecovery runs and has a little bit of pace also.“We feel he’s definitely worth his chance and he’s going to have to hitthe ground running too because it will be just 10 league games remaining afterthe mid-season break, but we’re hoping Jack can be cleared in time for the CobhRamblers game at the weekend.“Hopefully there will be 11 games for him to get involved in to show uswhat he can do.”Galway United are hoping to have Jack Lynch cleared in time for Friday’s tripto St. Colman’s Park to face Cobh Ramblers.
24 August 2009With an average 1 500 applications a day pouring in from around the world, the organisers expect the volunteer applications for the 2010 Fifa World Cup to break the 50 000 mark by the 31 August deadline – surpassing the 48 167 received for Germany 2006.Over 47 000 applications have been processed since South Africa’s 2010 volunteer programme opened on 20 July.“We can see how excited people from all around the world are about 2010 in the number of applications we are receiving from volunteer hopefuls,” 2010 Local Organising Committee (LOC) chief executive Danny Jordaan said in Pretoria this week.“They are eager to be part of this World Cup that will showcase Africa’s capabilities to the world.”“Face of the World Cup”Jordaan stressed the importance of the volunteers to the success of the football spectacular, referring to them as “the face of the World Cup” and “the first and last point of contact for the many visitors expected during the tournament”.Johannesburg is leading the pack, with 11 969 volunteer applications for the Ellis Park and Soccer City venues, followed by Pretoria with 6 176 applications, Nelson Mandela Bay (greater Port Elizabeth) with 4 752, Cape Town with 4 356, and Durban with 3 971.Specific skills neededDespite the high number of applications, the LOC is encouraging those who want to apply to still do so, as volunteers with specific skills, including those with driver’s licenses wishing to work as transport volunteers, are needed.Volunteers can apply through Fifa.com, while those without internet access, or those who want more information about the programme and how to apply, can call the toll-free volunteer hotline on 0800 52 52 52.Source: BuaNews