Due to the coronavirus disease 2019(COVID-19) scare, the 2020 edition of the WVRAA was rescheduled by DepEdRegional Office 6. It was originally set last month, but the 11 Chinesetourists, who were supposed to spend their vacation in the world-famous BoracayIsland, were quarantined in the Aklan Provincial Hospital as a precautionarymeasure against the deadly virus. Antiqueño delegates join the opening program parade of the 2019 Western Visayas Regional Athletic Association (WVRAA) Meet in Roxas City, Capiz. This year, Antique will send some 500 athletes and technical officials to the WVRAA Meet 2020 in Aklan. PNA According to Department ofEducation(DepEd)-Antique Superintendent Felisa Beriong, the Antiqueño athleteswill leave on March 14 – a week ahead the WVRAA event – so that they couldpractice in the different sporting venues of the Calangcang Sports Complex inMakato, Aklan. “I encourage also the mayor and otherlocal chief executives to go see the sports event in Aklan,” she said. Cadiao, together with other governmentofficials of this province, will also attend the 2020 WVRAA Meet to give moralsupport to the Antiqueño athletes. “The provincial government of Antique isfully supportive of our athletes,” she said. She added that their presence wouldinspire the athletes to excel in their respective sporting events.(With a report from PNA/PN) For her part, Gov. Rhodora Cadiaoannounced on March 2 that the provincial government of Antique has given afinancial assistance of P5 million for its delegation’s trainings andallowances. SAN JOSE, Antique – This province willbe sending a delegation of some 500 athletes and technical officials to the2020 Western Visayas Regional Athletic Association (WVRAA) Meet hosted by Aklanprovince on March 21-28.
After a successful launch last week, the 2019 Ghana wheelchair Minigolf Clubs (GAWMA) League got off to colourful start with matchday 1 and 2 fixtures completed at Caesars Court in Ridge, AccraThe brainchild of Ghana Minigolf Federation (GMF) and the Ghana wheelchair Minigolf Association (GAWMA), this maiden league is the first of its kind in the world. Five wheelchair minigolf clubs are up against each other to compete in 40 matches over the next 4 weeks.The Champion Wheelchair Minigolf Club will be awarded as part of 2019 GMF Clubs League Awards ceremony on December 15.At the end of matchday 2, Gawma Elwils Putters club maintained its lead with a total of 22 points and a score of 415 with 18 holes in one.Victory Putters Club followed in 2nd position on the table with a total of 16 points & score of 406 with 21 holes in 1.The 3rd, 4th & 5th positions are held by Amazing, Raiders and Hope wheelchair clubs with each Logging same 16 points on the League Table but separated in order by their scores of 415, 417 and 426 consecutively. Amazing Putters wheelchair club Ace player Mr Emmanuel Abban emerged as best Single Player, whilst Baba Wasilla and Samuel Okpoti from Elwils Putters won the best Club Duo Score.They were all presented with cash prizes from the Headline Sponsor of the Wheelchair Minigolf League CAESARS COURT, Ridge.The league will continue on Saturday, December 7. The maiden wheelchair League Official Opening ceremony last Wednesday was graced by the President of Ghana Olympics Committee (GOC) Mr Ben Nunoo Mensah, The Deputy Director ( NSA) Mr Saka, the Executive Secretary of the disability council Lawyer Esther Akua Gyamfi, the vice President of GOC and Mr Frederick Assor ( Athletes Commissioner NPC, – Ghana).—
AUBREY BRUCEDuring the 2012 off-season some very interesting things happened as far as the Pittsburgh Steelers are concerned.Going against the popular belief, the most significant event that occurred entering into the 2012 Steelers campaign was Ben Roethlisberger’s wedding. “Big” Ben then had surgery when the 2013 mini-camp was about to begin. Now he continues to bark about not fully “understanding” the playbook terminology during the transitional period that the Pittsburgh Steelers Offensive Coordinator Todd Haley was hired. “Big” Ben continues deflecting criticism of his sometimes erratic performances on Todd Haley and his offensive playbook, the offensive line, the lack of interceptions and turnovers by the defense.In a story written by Alan Robinson and published by the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Roethlisberger said, “We had everybody here and one new guy came. When he came in, he brought in his stuff and said, ‘Here’s what we’re going to do.’ “We would get things and we would say, ‘Oh, we know this play it’s the same thing we had but it’s called completely different. So why not call it the same thing?’ So there was a lot of frustration with that. I had them [disagreements] with BA (Bruce Arians) and coach Whis (Ken Whisenhunt). I think they got blown up.”Ben also said, “I think it was big of Todd to say. ‘OK, let’s change it to things you are more comfortable with.’ Not everything went to a change, but it was nice we all got together.” Roethlisberger also said in the interview with Robinson that “I pulled a couple of the offensive guys aside this offseason and said, ‘Hey, listen I would like to take more of a leadership role of the whole team, and I’d like you guys to be more of the offensive leaders.”The Steelers offense was ranked 21st in 2012, No. 12 in 2011, No. 14 in 2010. No. 7 in 2009, No. 22 in 2008. Are you kidding me? If indeed Roethlisberger is Pittsburgh’s “franchise” quarterback then by all statistical indicators he or the offense was not very good during the past five seasons regardless of what his personal statistics might suggest.Now get this, ya can’t tie Todd Haley for the previous four seasons. C’mon now a “franchise” QB has to at least have his offense crack the top ten of a 32 team league, especially when the Offensive Coordinator is your “homeboy.” That’s not me talking ladies and gents, the numbers speak for themselves.Also, please remember that he threw a “sophomoric” like pick against the Bengals last December that extinguished the Steelers chances of making the 2012 playoffs.Gregg Rosenthal posted this from ‘Around The League’ on nfl.com: “Trying to make some late-game magic, Roethlisberger threw an inexcusable interception with just 14 seconds left. Dalton delivered one of his best throws of the day on the ensuing play, hitting A.J. Green for 21 yards, and Josh Brown sent the Steelers fans home unhappy with a game-winning, 43-yard field goal.”
Dina Long among other Two River area speakers at TEDxNavesinkBy Joseph SapiaTen months into becoming mayor of Sea Bright, Dina Long had to confront the reality of Super Storm Sandy hammering her barrier beach town of less than 2 square miles.It was October 2012 and, Long recalled, “Everything familiar about Sea Bright, gone in one night. The entire landscape was unrecognizable.”Two days after the storm hit, Long stood on the oceanfront, thinking. Evacuated residents were trying to get back into town, but it was on lockdown. Long’s own house was considered a total loss.“I was scared, which is why I was on the beach, having my pull-it-together moment,” said Long, addressing TEDxNavesink, a day of inspirational talks to motivate action, held Saturday, April 9, at Monmouth University, West Long Branch. Her talk was “What Super Storm Sandy Taught Me About Leadership.”Long had found part of the ravaged sign of Donovan’s Reef tavern – the “DO” part of the sign. She took that piece of sign when she addressed Sea Bright residents gathered at the football stadium of Rumson-Fair Haven High School.“When I held up that sign, some people clapped,” said Long, noting the change in the vibe among those affected by Sandy. “Some hugged, some cried. Right there, at a football stadium, we came together.“I’m here to say anyone can be a leader in any circumstance,” she said. “Don’t wait for a circumstance. How about you choose?”Long said individuals came together and formed a more resilient future.“It’s the lesson from Sandy,” Long said. “Your community means you.”Long was one of about three dozen speakers or entertainers – a handful from the Two River area – who spoke at TEDxNavesink, attended by an estimated 600 to 700.Another was Eileen Huang, 16, a Holmdel resident who, last year, was a winner in the National Student Poets Program. She is one of five National Student Poets – her Northeast Region being New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine.In its fourth year, the National Student Poets Program is bestowed by the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities, Institute of Museum and Library Services and Alliance for Young Artists and Writers, whittling 20,000 high school poets to the five honored.Eileen said the poet in her existed before the award and exists now.For Eileen, poetry is like a snapshot of something, which is, then, focused upon as if under a microscope.“No matter what these experiences were, poetry was a way to make my thoughts tangible,” Eileen said.Looking back on her young life as a writer, Eileen said she wrote a short story in sixth grade. Now, as a sophomore at the Monmouth County Vocational School District’s High Technology High School on the campus of Brookdale Community College in Lincroft, “I like to write poetry mostly.”In her talk, she said her Chinese immigrant parents, both engineers, were not typical “Asian tiger” parents, directing her toward STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) studies. They, according to Eileen, support her writing and artistic side.After the talk, her first as a National Student Poet, Eileen said, “it went pretty well.”“I thought I was able to get my point across and I had a lot of fun doing it,” Eileen said.Her main point, she said, was, “Don’t let your potential be defined by external pressure from your environment and internal pressure from your own insecurities.”“I was pretty nervous, but I got on stage, I calmed down,” she said.TED programs (Ted stands for Technology, Entertainment and Design) started in the 1980s. Now, TEDx programs are locally-run offshoots.
From 1976 to 1983 the Montreal Canadiens and New York Islanders dominated the National Hockey League, each winning the Stanley Cup four consecutive times.The Selkirk Saints Men’s Hockey Club added to their dynasty Saturday night in Castlegar, but sweep the Trinity Western Spartans 2-0 in the best-of-three series to capture the BC Intercollegiate Hockey League title for the fourth straight time.The Saints, which started this winning streak in 2013, posted wins of 5-1 Friday and 2-1 Saturday to clinch the title.Mallard’s Source for sports would like to add to the latest accomplishment by naming the squad Team of the Week.Members of the Saints were all smiles during the team photo taken before leaving the ice after Saturday’s game.