Cultural Exchange

first_img Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox. Khan hails from a small village in a city of 2 million people, the largest in the province of Balochistan. He speaks four languages, including Urdo, the national language, and English, which he speaks clearly and articulately despite his protests that it is “very, very bad.” The basis for his interest in the YES program stems from the deteriorating relations between the U.S. and Pakistan, which soured in recent years, particularly after the 2011 NATO attack in Pakistan. Khan acknowledged that perceptions of the U.S. government tend to be negative in Pakistan, and that his country also has many problems. However, he insisted, “we do like American people,” and he hopes his presentations elucidate any misconceptions locals have about Pakistani and Islamic culture.Khan also drew inspiration to pursue the ambassadorship from the high-profile activism of Malala Yousafzai, the 16-year-old Pakistani student who rose to prominence while writing a blog for the BBC under a pseudonym. The blog consisted of journal entries detailing her life under Taliban rule and its attempts to take over the province. She spoke out about the need for women’s rights and access to education. Last year, she was shot in the head and neck in an assassination attempt, which she narrowly survived and continues to draw the ire of the Taliban.“She was really brave to talk about this,” Khan said.He continues to practice his religion in Whitefish, praying daily, and said his host family is open minded and understanding; they go out of their way to accommodate and respect his beliefs.Khan said he hasn’t encountered any intentionally offensive stereotypes about his culture from American students, but recognizes that some Americans automatically associate Islamic culture with terrorism – “Do I look like a terrorist?” he asked, smiling. He said most Muslims are not extremists and called for diplomatic solutions to terrorism, as well as broader cultural understanding.“I support Islamic ideology, but I am not radical about Islamic ideology,” he said. “Extremist Islamic ideology is not acceptable.”Regarding women’s rights, he said Pakistani women do have rights and access to education, and disputed the notion that because women cover themselves in a hijab or burqa in public, they are being deprived of their rights.He offered the analogy of two candies, one wrapped and one unwrapped, and said the wrapped confection is always preferable because it will not have gotten dirt on it.“It is important for us to dress appropriately,” he said.Khan said he believes the lack of understanding between different cultures and nations is the basis for much of the upheaval in the world, and hopes that by answering questions about Pakistani lifestyle, culture and customs he will help bridge that gap, especially as he realizes “there are a lot of similarities between Pakistan and America.”“I’m not here to defend my government. But I am here to represent my people and my thoughts and ideas,” he said. Bowler Bahlol Khan delivers the ball to batsman Taven Edland as Khan teaches a group of neighborhood friends how to play cricket at Soroptimist Park in Whitefish on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013. Khan, 16, is an exchange student from Pakistan. He is in the senior class at Whitefish High School. – Greg Lindstrom | Flathead Beacon At first blush, Bahlol Khan has all the earmarks of an average, ordinary teenager.A senior at Whitefish High School, he likes to watch and play sports, just like a lot of American students. He greets his friends by slapping them high-five, eats pizza and has college and a future career on the brain (he’s contemplating both political science and nuclear physics).But unlike his American peers, the 17-year-old exchange student favors the Pakistani version of pizza, which he says is superior. He prefers cricket and soccer to traditional American sports and has an encyclopedic knowledge of the history, politics, government and culture of his native country, Pakistan – a wealth of information he’s been enthusiastically sharing with scores of Flathead Valley residents since arriving in Montana three months ago.Khan came to America as part of the Youth Exchange and Study (YES) program, which was established after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 to improve communication between the United States and Muslim countries. The program is funded through the U.S. Department of State and provides scholarships for high school students from countries with significant Muslim populations, allowing them to spend a full academic year with a host family in the U.S.Khan’s mission, he says, is to represent Pakistan as an ambassador and educate Americans about Islamic culture while dispelling stereotypes and misconceptions about his country and religion. In doing so, he will also divest himself of misunderstandings he has about American culture.“I hope to clear the stereotypes about my country,” he said. “I wanted to change the perception of other communities about my nation and being an exchange student gave me an opportunity to do that. In addition, it also gave me the chance to learn about others’ cultures.”But Khan is unique, and it’s not his ethnicity that sets him apart from American students, nor his penchant for Pakistani food and sport, nor his religion. Rather, it’s his passion for and commitment to broadening cultural awareness between two countries rife with skewed beliefs about one another.In Pakistan, three common stereotypes about Americans are that “they drink a lot of alcohol, dress in inappropriate clothes and don’t know how to dance,” Khan said.So far, the only pigeonhole that Khan has found to be somewhat true is the lack of dancing skills.“I went to a high school dance and they were just moving their hands,” he said, adding that his father taught him traditional dance at a young age.To accomplish his goal as an emissary, Khan recently delivered more than 30 presentations across the valley in about a week, appearing in classrooms at Muldown Elementary School, Whitefish High School, the Whitefish School Board, Whitefish Middle School, Deer Park School, Kalispell Montessori Elementary, Columbia Falls High School, the Whitefish Library and Flathead Valley Community College. He also gave a cricket demonstration at Soroptimist Park in Whitefish, wielding a cricket bat and ball.Although the national sport of Pakistan is hockey, which Khan’s host family is passionate about, he doesn’t enjoy the sport because he says it lacks discipline. Cricket is the most popular game in Pakistan, and while Khan plays soccer he is a cricket fanatic – particularly because Pakistan’s soccer team has had little success.“Our soccer team, it sucks,” he said. “I am not proud of my soccer team but I am very, very proud of my cricket team.”During his events and presentations, he wears his traditional cultural dress, a white garb called a “shalwar kameez,” which consists of baggy pants that taper at the ankles and a shirt that hangs down to the knees. At a recent presentation to FVCC’s Global Friends student club, where he drew praise for his thorough summation of Pakistani culture and history, he also proudly donned a sport jacket bearing a YES youth ambassadorship lapel pin, which displays the American and Pakistani flags in tandem.The YES program operates in 42 countries, and Pakistan sends the most ambassadors. The program officially launched in Pakistan in 2003 in an effort to expand communication and promote mutual understanding and respect. Since then, over 611 Pakistani students have completed the YES program.Khan’s host parents are Henry and Essie Roberts, who decided to host an exchange student after their son befriended a YES student at Whitefish High and encouraged his parents to look into the program.“I’m amazed at what a great experience it has been,” Essie Roberts said.“Living with him has really given me a lot of perspective and understanding about what life is like in such a place,” Henry Roberts said. 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Child Expected to Die Without Any Bones Now Grows Them Thanks to New Therapy

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreFour years ago, Janelly Martinez-Amador was confined to a bed, unable to move even an arm or lift her head. At age 3, the fragile toddler had the gross motor skills of a newborn and a ventilator kept her alive.She was born with thin, fragile bones, and by 3, she had no visible bones on X-rays. Initially, doctors weren’t sure she would survive her first birthday. In May, Janelly will turn 7, and is developing bone with the help of an experimental drug therapy and her care team at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.Now she can dance.“This is why we get into medicine in the first place,” said her physician, Jill Simmons, M.D., a pediatric endocrinologist at Vanderbilt. “My goodness, to go from no bones to bones. That’s the most impressive thing I have seen as a physician. It’s incredible.”Janelly has a rare genetic disorder called hypophosphatasia (HPP), a metabolic disease that affects the development of bone and teeth. An enzyme deficiency causes the bones to become soft because they can’t absorb important minerals such as calcium and phosphorus, increasing the risks for pain, broken bones and bone deterioration. “Imagine your child laying all the time in bed, not being able to lift herself, not being able to move herself,” said her father, Salvadore Martinez, through a Spanish interpreter.“The treatment has worked very well. If you saw her in 2009 and see her now, it’s not the same Janelly,” said her mother, Janet Amador.11 children, age 3 years and younger, participated in the clinical trial testing an enzyme-replacement drug therapy, asfotase alfa. Janelly had the worst case of the group.Michael Whyte, M.D., the lead investigator of the study, visited Janelly and her family at Children’s Hospital last week. It was the first time he had met the family and Dr. Simmons.“For many years, it seemed there was nothing that was very helpful for this disorder,” said Whyte, medical-science director of the Center for Metabolic Bone Disease and Molecular Research at Shriner Hospitals for Children in St. Louis.Varying degrees of HPP affect about one in 100,000 babies born in the United States. The most severe forms occur before birth and half the babies born with the disease don’t survive beyond their first birthday.“We were fearful that her bone disease was so terribly severe that it might not work. But by looking at the X-rays and hearing about her visits, we were thrilled to hear about her progress,” he added.About eight months into the treatment, Janelly’s parents felt her fingers — which had been completely soft and boneless — and they could feel traces of developing bone. Her head also began to develop bone. At 18 months into therapy, X-rays showed, for the first time, the visible development of her rib cage.Janelly now sits in a wheelchair. Recently, dressed in her Easter best and bright pink bows, she was able to turn her head to gaze at a room of onlookers.She smiled and waved her hand excitedly, a feat she never would have accomplished before the drug therapy. She is also able to attend school at Harris-Hillman Special Education School, not far from Children’s Hospital.This spring, doctors hope to be able to remove her tracheostomy tube, which has prevented her from speaking. Her developmental and cognitive abilities will be tested in July. Improvement continues each day, each week for Janelly.Edited by Good News Network; Source materials from Vanderbilt.edu – Photo credit: Vanderbilt-Daniel Dubois(WATCH her dance in this video below, from the Tennessean)AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

Lynn Nottage’s Sweat Wins 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama

first_imgLynn Nottage(Photo: Emilio Madrid-Kuser) View Comments Related Shows Sweatcenter_img Lynn Nottage’s drama Sweat, currently on Broadway at Studio 54, is the winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. This marks Nottage’s second Pulitzer win; she won in 2009 for her play Ruined. Nottage will receive a prize of $10,000.”I am elated and surprised,” Nottage told Broadway.com after learning of her win. “I ran through a bevy of emotions when I found out. I wish I had a better vocabulary, so I could describe how good this is.”Sweat is based on Nottage’s research and interviews with residents of one of the poorest cities in the country, Reading, PA. The play, set in 2000 and 2008, tells the story of a group of friends who have spent their lives sharing drinks, secrets and laughs while working together on the factory floor. When layoffs and picket lines begin to chip away at their trust, the friends find themselves pitted against each other in a fight to stay afloat.”The people of Reading, Pennsylvania welcomed me with open arms, and they continue to welcome me and to have belief in the resurrection of their city. I hesitate to use the word resilience because I feel like I am talking in clichés, but that’s what they have,” Nottage said. “I think [this Pulitzer] will change the journey of this play. I am gratified because I want it to have a wider audience, especially since this is tough subject matter without box office stars.”Sweat made its world premiere at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in the summer of 2015; it was co-commissioned with Arena Stage through OSF’s American Revolutions program. Sweat ran at Washington, D.C.’s Arena Stage from January-February 2016. That run was followed up by a New York premiere at the Public Theater from October-December 2016. Kate Whoriskey has remained onboard as director for each mounting.The Broadway run of Sweat, which opened at Studio 54 on March 26, stars Johanna Day, Carlo Alban, James Colby, Khris Davis, John Earl Jelks, Will Pullen, Alison Wright, Lance Coadie Williams and Michelle Wilson.Sweat marks Nottage’s Broadway debut. Her other plays include Crumbs from the Table of Joy, Intimate Apparel, Mud, River, Stone, Antigone Project and By the Way, Meet Vera Stark, and, of course, Ruined, which won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2009.The finalists for the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama were A 24-Decade History of Popular Music by Taylor Mac and The Wolves by Sarah DeLappe.In other theater-related Pulitzer news: the prize for criticism went to drama critic Hilton Als of The New Yorker. Show Closed This production ended its run on June 25, 2017last_img read more

Town forest recreation and stewardship plans due June 1

first_imgTown Forest Recreation Planning Community Assistance ProgramVermont Business Magazine The Vermont Urban & Community Forestry Program (VT UCF) is seeking to work with 10 communities to support the development of town forest recreation and stewardship plans. This program will provide technical planning assistance to Vermont communities interested in addressing issues and opportunities in the use and stewardship of their town forest, a value of up to $10,000 per town. Participating communities will receive technical assistance from a multi-disciplinary consultant team for the development of a town forest action plan. Applications are due June 1, 2017.      Community Assistance Program Overview(link is external)  Community Assistance Program Application (link is external)Eligibility RequirementsCommunities and potential projects must meet the following criteria: The parcel must be publicly owned or in the process of becoming publicly owned.   Letter of support from selectboard, municipal official, or municipal board, that identifies willingness to fully engage in this effort and officially adopt the action plan developed through this program.  Please include a letter of support with the application. Community demonstrates the necessary local leadership and capacity for carrying out the planning and implementation of this initiative. Example structures include existing volunteer citizen advisory groups such as town forest or conservation commissions, or through the establishment of a new or ad hoc committee to steer and guide this initiative.Interested in applying?  Here’s how to get started:STEP 1.  Submit An Application. Communities are asked to submit an application that provides a short overview of needs, describes community support and readiness to engage in this community planning process, and identifies desired outcomes of the planning process. Don’t forget to include supporting materials with the application, including a letter of municipal support, maps, related documents, etc… Applications are due June 1, 2017.Download Application(link is external)Please note: Please be sure you fully open the application before you begin filling it out (depending on your browser, you may need to download it completely). When finished, click on “Submit Your Application”.  A small window should pop up labeled “Send Email”. If you do not get the new window “Send Email” and complete the last steps it calls for, you have not actually submitted your application. If you have any questions regarding the submission of your application, please contact [email protected](link sends e-mail).STEP 2.  Community Presentation and InterviewA select group of applicants may be asked to provide a 10-minute presentation to the review committee. This presentation can be done in person, on the phone, or online.  The presentation/interview will be scheduled for July 18th or 19th. Please mark your calendars now!All applicants will be notified of final decisions by August 1, 2017.If you have questions, please contact Kate Forrer at [email protected] (link sends e-mail)or 802-476-2003 ext 210.This program is being offered in partnership with FPR Recreation Program, the Agency of Commerce, and Community Development, and UVM Extension’s Vermont Tourism Research Center, and was funded in part by a grant from the USDA Forest Service.last_img read more

The NEOSI Staff Answers Five Questions About Super Bowl 50

first_img Matt Loede Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE. 1. What is the key to a SB50 win for the Carolina Panthers?Paul Williams: For me, the key for Cam Newton and the dabbers’ is keeping their offense rolling. They had no problem putting up points against two vaunted defenses in Seattle and Arizona but the Broncos are coming off shutting down Tom Brady and the Patriots and have been a top tier defense all season.Brandon Urasek: The key is to not turn the ball over and beat themselves up. The Panthers have six Pro Bowlers on their offense to lean on. They have proved all season that they can put up points and the most difficult opponent might be themselves. If they can stay focused and hold on to the football, not make mental mistakes, or commit bad penalties then they should be able to win. Denver does not have that powerful option on offense so making them drive the length of the field favors Carolina more.Matt Medley: Win the battle of field position and do not let Broncos have a short field to work with due to turnovers or bad special teams.Mike Perry: Carolina’s defense must control the line of scrimmage. If the Broncos are able to run the ball or give Manning enough time to move on to his second or third receiver he will move the football. The Panthers must stop the Broncos running game and bottle up the short stuff through the air.Adrienne Goehler: The key for the Panthers is how well Cam Newton performs and if the Panthers D can make some plays. With Denver having one of the best defenses the Panthers may need help from the other side of the ball, and even special teams, to stay out out front if their offense ever struggles. Pages: 1 2 3 4 5 Related TopicsBroncosNFLPanthersSuper Bowl 50last_img read more

Ravens report card versus the Patriots: The offense

first_imgThe Baltimore Ravens lost to the New England Patriots 41 to 7. The score was not pretty but the score was close until the last two five minutes.Quarterback: Joe Flacco was obviously hurt in this game. Flacco sprained his knee against the Detroit Lions and it was obvious that his performance was hampered. Flacco went 22 out of 38 for 260 yards and two interceptions and honestly it was probably the best he could do. The numbers were not pretty. Grade CRunning backs: Ray Rice only had 40 yards rushing in a game in which the running game needed to be there. Rice did have a decent average at 3.6 yards per carry but the Ravens needed a lot more. Bernard Pierce had 31 yards on 10 carries. Grade CReceivers: Marlon Brown, Ed Dickson and Dennis Pitta each had four catches. With an injured Flacco this unit was not as valuable because even when they were open Flacco had trouble hitting them accurately. Torrey Smith has destroyed the Patriots in the past but only had three catches. Smith did have 69 receiving yards however. Grade BOffensive line: Flacco was not nearly as mobile as in the past and the line really needed to protect him. Allowing four sacks in a big game is not acceptable. The line also needs to get better at run blocking but it may be too late for that. Late in the game when Tyrod Taylor was in they could not even get a shotgun snap down right. Grade DOverall: I am not counting what happened when the backups came in when I am doing this report card. Flacco was hurt and I question why he was playing. Taylor came in too late and had his problems but a different form of offensive might have worked over risking further injury to the teams franchise quarterback. The running game could not come up big when the Ravens needed it to. Grade DPlease follow and like us:last_img read more

Utes face impressive, athletic foe in Aztecs

first_imgE-mail: [email protected] SAN DIEGO — Over the years, the Utah basketball team has had good success at San Diego State.Since the two schools started playing on a regular basis in 1980, Utah has won 19 of the 26 meetings in San Diego, including nine of the last 11.Two years ago, when San Diego State won the Mountain West title, the Utes handed the Aztecs their only home loss in league play and one of three overall. Even last year when the Utes had their worst season in decades, they held an 11-point second-half lead before faltering down the stretch to lose.This year the Utes have a new coach in Jim Boylen, who knows the past means nothing when the Utes and Aztecs meet tonight at Cox Arena (9 p.m. MST). He sees the Aztecs, who come in with their best start in 41 years at 12-4, as the “most athletic” team the Utes have faced this year and was impressed with their come-from-behind win at New Mexico Saturday.”Road wins are precious — it’s very difficult to win on the road,” Boylen said. “We have to try to neutralize their athleticism, which is very difficult to do. It’s very intimidating watching them on film.”Boylen believes the keys for the Utes will be to limit the Aztecs’ offensive rebounds, to not turn the ball over too much and to limit their “paint twos.”The Aztecs have a young team led by Louisville transfer Lorenzo Wade, a 6-foot-6 forward who averages 15.0 points a game. Kyle Spain, a 6-5 junior forward, averages 13.5 and 5.6 rebounds per game.”I think they have some really nice pieces,” said Boylen. “Steve Fisher has done a really nice job of getting them to play in that system but also have some freedom.”The Utes will be quite short-handed inside with both Stephen Weigh and Kim Tillie out with injuries. Tillie has worked out the past two days coming off a stress fracture in his leg, but is doubtful to play. Weigh hurt his knee against Dixie State and is expected to be out at least a month.With those two missing the Utes only have inside players Luke Nevill, Shaun Green and freshman Morgan Grim.”Luke and I have to try to limit our fouls and be smart with how we’re playing and not pick up any cheap fouls,” said Green.If needed, the Utes will have to go “small” with Carlon Brown or Luka Drca moving over to the “4” spot. GAME NOTES: After tonight’s game, the Utes will return straight home on a charter flight to get ready for Saturday afternoon’s home game against BYU … Boylen said he has known Fisher since he recruited one of Boylen’s high school teammates nearly 25 years ago … Last year, the Utes and Aztecs split, with the Utes winning 74-68 in Salt Lake behind Ricky Johns’ 30 points and losing in San Diego 63-53 … The two teams have one common opponent in California. The Utes beat the Bears 67-65, while the Aztecs lost 77-69. last_img read more

President of GPA David Collins Speaks To Over The Line

first_img Galway Bay FM Sport President of GPA David Collins Speaks To Over The Line Forward 60 seconds David has been speaking to Gerry Murphy President of GPA David Collins Speaks To Over The Line Forward 60 seconds Galway Bay FM Sport Former Galway Hurler David Collins was recently elected as President of The Gaelic Players Association. Back 15 seconds Back 15 seconds 更多 President of GPA David Collins Speaks To Over The Line Currently Playing He replaces Dermot Earley who has become the association’s Chief Executive. Galway Bay FM Sport print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

Local Golf Results

first_imgGross: Ursula Morley 29 Gross PtsTeresa Coen Fourball Betterball Saturday 29th July, Sponsored By The Huntsman Inn1st: Aileen Mangan   44 PtsOlive Bane TUAMCongratulations to Shane Quinn on winning Larry Banes Captains Prize this weekend.1st Shane Quinn (12) 1042nd David Burke (5) 106.5Gross Darragh Cunningham (5) 117 The Ladies Club held the Tom & Hilda Fitzgerald Trophy.Winner: Mary Ryan (30) 41pts,2nd: Geraldine Coyne (24) 39pts, OUGHTERARDCaptains (Sean Rankin) Prize Day Results45 Hole Strokeplay1st, Dermot Downey, 1742nd, Eugene Cloonan, 176.5 (B6)3rd, Michael Withero, 176.51st Gross, Michael Darcy (jnr), 186 Congratulations to Sarita Glynn on winning the inaugural 9 hole qualifying competition in the Mens Captains to the Ladies1st Sarita Glynn (26) 23pts2nd Lorna Mullally (7) 19pts3rd Jackie Cullen (16) 17ptsb/dprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email ATHENRY Ladies results Sat 29th& Sun 30th July. Sponsored by Hooper Dolan Insurance.1st Aileen Tierney 39ptsCategory 1 Maura Joyce 33ptsCategory 2 Geraldine Ryan 39ptsCategory 3 Mary Craddock 36pts Results of Ladies Competition1st           Phil Reddington                                76 Nett2nd         Carmel Howley                                  77 Nett BEARNACitylites 18 Hole StablefordMen1st Brian Cotter (21) 40 pts2nd Tom Cunningham (12) 39 pts3rd Ciaran Lohan (21) 36 pts Ladies1st Noreen McHugh 71 nett2nd Louise Grant 74 nett3rd Christina Rush 77 nettcenter_img 2nd: Bernie Poniard 41 PtsMidge Glynn LADIES CLAREMORRISThis Weekend John Corless Men’s Captains PrizeCaptains Prize Results1st Shane Prendergast 172 nett2nd Eoin Prendergast 173 nettGROSS Conor McGuinness 149 MEN18 Hole Singles Stableford1st     Winston Depinna 13      40pts2nd    Elliot Langan        20      38ptsGross          Mark King  1        30GrsBALLINROBEGents results Sat 29th& Sun 30th July. Sponsored by Hooper Dolan Insurances.1st Justin Keady 38pts,2nd Gary O’Shaughnessy 37ptsGross Jonathan Hudson 29ptsCategory 1 Declan Flaherty 37ptsCategory 2 Pearse O’Donoghue 32ptsCategory 3 Kieran Hughes 33pts CONNEMARAClub Classic Fundraiser Results: Sunday 30th July 2017 Open 18 Hole Stableford CompetitionMens:1st Cian Murray (14) 38pts2nd Sam Varian (10) 37ptsGross Michael Galvin (3) 31pts gross 3rdLadies:1st Daire Coffey (21) 35pts2nd Mandy Coyne (7) 33ptsGross Kathleen Burke (12) 20pts gross DUNMOREResults of Gents Competition1st          Fr Michael Farragher                     67 Nett2nd          Paul Cheevers                                68 NettGross    Stephen Lane-Spellman                68 MOUNTBELLEWOur Men’s Club Captain, Michael Conneally will hold his Captain’s Prize weekend on 5th and 6th August next.On Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th July the 18 holes stableford competition off the Blue tees was kindly sponsored by The Bridge Bar, Mountbellew.Winner: Darragh Nolan (13) 38pts,2nd: Barry Loftus (19) 35pts,Gross: Peter Morrow (28) 28pts, Athenry Golf Club Open Week Ladies Results Sunday 30th July, 18 hole S/fordSponsored by Athenry Credit Union1st Emer Beaty, (16) 39pts2nd Marie Carr (9) 34ptsGross Teresa Coen (13) 22pts CREGMORE PARKSummer Scramble1st Ruth Deacy, Donal O’Murchu, Ciaran Herbert, John Fitzpatrick (16 under par) 50.0 Net.2nd Peter Mernagh, Joe Kerins, Eamon Fitzgerald, Jason East (15 under par) 50.4 Net.White Stroke 1st Michael Maloney (26) 662nd John Corbett (15) 67Weekly 9 Hole1st Jim Lovett 22ptslast_img read more

Women’s Squash Week to Hit Nelson

first_img Monday, October 1 @ 6-9 p.m., 330 Baker StreetWomen’s Squash Week is designed to turn on British Columbia women to the sport of squash.  The week-long event promotes social play and inspires women to reconnect on the court and off. The designated region-wide promotional week is focused to heightening awareness and encouraging trial of the sport through a host of activities at participating clubs in BC. The back to school period in September has long held the distinction of being the most time crunched period of the year even surpassing the Christmas time madness according to industry experts the International Council of Shopping Centres (ICSC).No one experiences the time crunch more than the female of the household. Women, more than their male counterparts are considered the captains of keeping things in order and the official gatekeeper of the health of the family – a position that often tends to trump their own fitness routine.  Squash BC (SQBC) in partnership with the Nelson Squash Clubhas a solution for this in the: Nelson Squash Club Women’s Squash Week Event The Nelson arm will prove to be a real showcase to get women in the game with a FREE women-only squash and social event at the Nelson Squash and Social Club. The ladies only event will feature a free-drop in, introduction to squash, and a complementary beverage.This will be a great opportunity to meet other players, learn the rules, learn about upcoming women’s squash events and get in the game.REGISTER for this event before September [email protected] [email protected] more information:Nelson contact:Rebecca Vassilakakis (250) 513-0403 [email protected]last_img read more