FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The North Peace Secondary School’s Senior Girls Basketball and Curling teams were in Provincial action over the weekend.The Senior Girls Basketball team was in Langley where they posted a record of 0-4. They suffered losses to Abbotsford Senior 101-43, Carson Graham 65-34, Mount Baker 80-56 and New Westminster 91-23 resulting in a 16th place finish.The Senior Girls Curling team closed out their season with a 6th place finish in New Westminster. The girls started off their tournament with a win 8-3 Sir Winston Churchill. The team then lost one stone matches to Earl Marriot and Riverside, followed by three consecutive defeats to Terrace 8-4, Kelowna 6-2 and Parksville 9-2. They ended their season on a high note with an 8-3 victory over Prince Charles.- Advertisement -Meanwhile, the Senior Boys Basketball team is set to travel down to Langley for Provincials which begin on Tuesday morning.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LOS ANGELES (AP) – A succession of grown men testified Tuesday that ex-priest Michael Wempe trapped them in a web of sexual molestation that began in their childhoods and continues to shadow their lives today. Pointing across the courtroom where the former Roman Catholic clergyman was seated at the counsel table, on trial for molestation, prosecutor Todd Hicks asked a witness identified only as Jay F. how he knew Wempe. “From a nightmare,” said the 39-year-old man. At one point, staring at Wempe, he said bitingly: “This guy is so sick.” He graphically outlined a pattern of molestation that involved fondling, masturbation and oral copulation that began when he was 13 and also ensnared two of his brothers. He said he felt “trapped and confused” during the two years that Wempe abused him. “As a Catholic, you’re taught the priest is the closest thing to God, someone you should respect,” he said. “Then you’re caught in this abuse and you don’t know what to do…. You think it will go away.” Jay F. said he never mentioned his ordeal to anyone until 10 years ago when he blurted it out in a confessional. But the priest who heard his confession did nothing, he said. He said he decided to come forward when he heard about the nationwide priest scandal and wishes now he had spoken up sooner because, “I could have saved other kids.” Another victim, identified as John C. testified he has had trouble remembering everything that happened to him because he was so young. He said he was molested between the ages of 5 and 7. “I started remembering things…,” he said. “It’s like trying to complete a puzzle and suddenly you have a box of pieces you didn’t know you had. I’m trying to get my life in order and my interest is in finding out what these pieces were.” The 27-year-old man, who works in San Francisco, also said: “These things are dictating most of my behavior to this point.” After his involvement with the priest, John C. said, he became an incorrigible student who was suspended and eventually expelled from high school. He said he kept a picture of the Unabomber in his high school locker and made bomb threats. Eventually, he said, he was arrested and wound up living in a group home. John C. said he is one of many of Wempe’s victims who have filed suit against the Archdiocese of Los Angeles but is less interested in the money than punishment for those involved. “If I could wail on the church wall for a couple of days, that would be better,” he said. Of his testimony, he said, “I don’t believe in confession in church. Hopefully this will help me get on.” Wempe’s attorney, Leonard Levine, who gently cross-examined the witnesses and voiced no objections to any of the prosecutor’s questions, has admitted that his client molested 13 boys in the 1970s and ’80s. But he maintains that Wempe is not guilty of molesting another boy in the 1990s, the case for which he is on trial. That young man was to testify later in the week.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) is still accepting applications through April 1 for the Clean Ohio Trails Fund (COTF) and the Recreational Trails Program (RTP). The application deadline for both grants has traditionally been Feb. 1. However, in an effort to encourage more communities to pursue this opportunity, the 2016 application deadline for both trail grants has been changed to April 1.“This extension of the application deadline is a rare opportunity that will allow communities to further develop their local and regional trail projects expanding recreational trails to new neighborhoods,” said Paul R. Baldridge, ODNR Office of Real Estate Chief. “We want to encourage more communities to take advantage of this extension to help improve outdoor recreational access for their residents.”The COTF and RTP are reimbursement grant programs that help fund recreational trails throughout the state. After this year, ODNR intends to return to the traditional Feb. 1 application deadline for these two trail grant programs.Studies show recreational trails are extremely popular with Ohioans and offer a great way to exercise, enjoy fresh air, and experience Ohio’s flora and fauna. In an effort to further facilitate trail development in Ohio, ODNR will be offering a higher grant award level through the COTF in 2016. Traditionally, the maximum funding amount through this program has been $500,000. In 2016, COTF applicants may apply for up to $850,000 in project funding. This will likely be a onetime opportunity because the maximum COTF award is expected to return to $500,000 next year. The maximum award through the RTP will remain the same at $150,000.The COTF is one component of the Clean Ohio Fund, which restores, protects and connects Ohio’s natural and urban places. Ohioans approved the establishment of the $400 million bond program in 2000. Ten rounds of funding have been awarded through the COTF. Eligible projects include: acquisition of land corridors for trails, trail development, trailheads in combination with trail development and associated engineering design.The RTP is federally funded via the Federal Highway Administration. Funded projects create and maintain trails and trail support facilities, provide motorized trail riding opportunities, improve access for people with disabilities and provide education about trail safety and the environment. All trail grant applications are evaluated on merit, including justification of trail need, trail linkages and public participation.The application and complete submission guidelines can be found at http://realestate.ohiodnr.gov/outdoor-recreation-facility-grants.
Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet 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 “It’s something special for me today. After the stage when I went alone I was thinking, ‘I have to do something nice again’.“Today I got more luck than the other stage, I’m really happy about this.”In what has been the closest Tour battle in years, the top three riders started the day separated by less than 30 seconds, building hope for a grandstand finale in the steamy southern port city ahead of Sunday’s procession into Paris.But any such romantic notions of Frenchman Bardet overturning his 23sec deficit to Froome had disappeared long before the end of Saturday’s 22.5km race against the clock, which began and ended in Marseille’s iconic Velodrome football stadium.Bardet started the day second overall but only narrowly escaped the double humiliation of being pushed off the podium by Landa and overtaken by a charging Froome, who started his time-trial two minutes after the Frenchman.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ LATEST STORIES Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Froome reached the first time check after 10.2km in second place, two seconds behind team-mate Michal Kwiatkowski, with Bodnar third at 6sec.By then it was already clear there would be no grandstand finish as Uran was 23sec down on Froome having begun with a 29sec deficit, while Bardet had given up 44sec to the British leader.CrisisBy the second time check, Colombian Uran was starting to gain back a bit of time and looked certain to take second overall.But Bardet was in crisis, already 1min 17sec off Kwiatkowski, who still had the best time at the second check, although only fractions of a second ahead of Spanish veteran Alberto Contador, after 15.6km and the climb up to the Notre Dame de la Garde basilica, with Froome fourth at 3sec.Spaniard Landa, who had started the day 1:13 behind Bardet, was now starting to threaten the Frenchman’s podium hopes.At the finish, Uran almost came a cropper, hitting the side boardings on a tight bend in a technical run-in to the Velodrome.It cost him a few seconds but disaster was averted as he stayed upright to finish 31 seconds behind four-time Polish time-trial champion Bodnar, whose strong final section took him a second ahead of Kwiatkowski, the 2014 world road race champion.“Coming second in this race is the most important result in my career,” said Uran, 30, who has also twice finished runner-up at the Giro d’Italia.Landa had finished 51sec back and as Bardet came into the stadium, fans were counting down the seconds to see if he would hang on to third place, while the looming yellow-clad figure of Froome lurked in his rear-view mirrors. Bardet finished 2:02 behind Bodnar to hold onto third by a single second while Froome crossed the line moments later, to claim third place on the stage and secure a fourth Tour title.“I’m at my limit, I’m tired, I gave everything,” said the 26-year-old.“I’m delighted to have given it everything and there’s a little bit of success in having saved a podium place.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ MOST READ “It’s incredible, the atmosphere here in Marseille, it’s massive being here in the stadium,” said Froome, 32, who will nonetheless finish without a stage win this year.“It’s the Tour de France, you can’t always win everything,” said the Sky team leader.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“We had to put in the effort over three weeks and that’s what we did.”For Bodnar, it was sweet revenge have come within a few hundred metres of a solo victory on stage 11, before he was caught by a charging peloton and Marcel Kittel took the sprint finish. Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Great Britain’s Christopher Froome wearing the overall leader’s yellow jersey competes in a 22,5 km individual time-trial, the twentieth stage of the 104th edition of the Tour de France cycling race on July 22, 2017 in and around Marseille, southern France. / AFP PHOTO / BERTRAND LANGLOISChris Froome all but secured a fourth Tour de France title by finishing third in Saturday’s 20th stage time-trial in Marseille as Maciej Bodnar took the stage victory.Rigoberto Uran moved into second overall at 54 seconds, set to be the tightest winning margin of Froome’s four Tour successes, while Romain Bardet held on for third by just one second ahead of Mikel Landa.ADVERTISEMENT Gilas ‘has to finish strong’ as PH faces Iran in Jones Cup closer Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
For the 116 Filipino athletes lined up in 17 of the 21 sports, it will be all business until the closing rites on Sept. 27 of the biggest continental indoor games in history due to the inclusion of the Oceania region headed by Olympic powerhouse Australia and New Zealand.Prior to the opener, the Philippines already snatched a bronze medal courtesy of wrestler Alvin Lobreguito in the men’s freestyle -57kg category in traditional wrestling.“It was a good start for us and we’re looking forward to winning more medals as the tournament progresses,” said Philippine chef de mission and Makati City representative Monsour Del Rosario, who has Philippine Karatedo Federation secretary general Raymund Lee Reyes as deputy CDM.Philippine Olympic Committee president Peping Cojuangco is also monitoring the performances of the athletes together with POC 1st vice president Joey Romasanta, POC secretary general Steve Hontiveros and POC board member Robert Mananquil in this Central Asian nation known for its massive natural gas reserves.“We all know that competition here in the Aimag is tough. But I never doubt the ability of our athletes to come up with their best effort to get a medal,” said Cojuangco.ADVERTISEMENT Eric Cray of the Philippines competes in the men’s 400-meter hurdles event of the 29th Southeast Asian Games. Cray clocked 50.03 seconds to win the gold medal.INQUIRER/ MARIANNE BERMUDEZASHGABAT—The Philippine campaign in the 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games goes into full swing on Monday as Filipino fighters from ju-jitsu, taekwondo and wrestling together with the national tracksters figure in a tight and demanding contest for success.Southeast Asian Games 400m hurdles champion Eric Cray will test his forte in the men’s 60m hurdles against the fastest hurdlers in the continent while former Asian long-jump queen Marestella Torres is scheduled to compete in her pet event at the Indoor Athletics Arena here.ADVERTISEMENT 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 A total of 41 gold medals are at stake on Monday with Filipino athletes entered in 19 events. The 12-day sportsfest is organized by the Olympic Council of Asia.Joining Cray and Torres in the gold-medal hunt in athletics are middle-distance runners Mervin Guarte and Marco Vilog in the men’s 800m and another long-jumper in Janry Ubas.Torres and Cray are going for a podium finish on the same day while Guarte, Vilog and Ubas should sparkle in their qualifying heats to reach the finals scheduled the following day.In the previous edition of the Aimag in 2013 Incheon, dancesport bets Cherry Clarice Parcon and Gerald Jamili won a gold and a bronze. Cue artist Rubilen Amit also brought home a bronze.“I don’t make predictions but I’m pretty optimistic that our athletes can make us proud,” said Del Rosario, also the secretary general of the Philippine Taekwondo Association. “They are relaxed and seemed to be confident.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Grapplers Michael Vijay Cater (men’s classic -57kg), Jonathan Maquilan (-62kg), Jhonny Morte (-68kg), Jefferson Manatad (-75kg), Cristof Hoffman Jr. (-90kg), Grace Loberanes (women’s classic -52kg) and Noemi Tener (-58kg) will also hunt for medals in today’s traditional wrestling.Taekwondo jin Ronna Levita Ilao faces Fatemeh Madahi of Iran in the round of 16 of the women’s -46kg category while Southeast Asian Games champion Samuel Morrison (men’s -75kg) and Jener Torillos (-54kg) are likewise expected to contend for a podium finish.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingAn air of optimism surrounds the opening salvo of the country’s ju-jitsu specialists starring Alexander Lim (men’s ne-waza -69kg), Terrence Hansel Co (-77kg), Gilbert Ombao (-94kg), Asian champion Apryl Eppinger (women’s ne-waza -62kg) and Lou-Ann Jindani (-70kg).Host Turkmenistan welcomed more than 6,000 athletes from 62 countries in a grandiose opening ceremony amid a splashy display of sounds, lights, fireworks, amusing visualsand cultural presentations on Sunday night. 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MOST READ That put Messi ahead of long-time rival Cristiano Ronaldo, the Juventus and Portugal star who was second with earnings of $109 million.Brazil and Paris Saint-Germain striker Neymar completed a sweep of the top three positions by footballers, coming in third with earnings of $105 million.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsThe fourth highest earner on the list was Mexico’s middleweight boxing star Saul “Canelo” Alvarez with $94 million.Alvarez, who defeated Gennady Golovkin last September to become the unified middleweight champion, inked the richest deal in boxing history last October, signing a five-year 11-fight contract with streaming network DAZN worth $365 million. Evergreen tennis star Roger Federer was fifth on the list with total earnings of $93.4 million.The bulk of Federer’s earnings came through lucrative endorsement deals, with the 20-time Grand Slam singles champion pocketing $86 million.Stars from the NFL and NBA rounded out the top 10 on the list, with Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson sixth on $89.5 million, just ahead of Green Bay Packers signal-caller Aaron Rodgers ($89.3 million).Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James was the highest earning NBA player, with $89 million, while Golden State’s Stephen Curry was ninth with $79.8 million.Curry’s Golden State teammate Kevin Durant was 10th on the rankings with $65.4 million.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Former world number one Tiger Woods was 11th on the list with $69.3 million, which included an estimated $54 million in endorsements.Meanwhile tennis superstar Serena Williams was the only woman to make the list, coming in at 63rd with earnings of $29.2 million.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Barcelona’s Argentinian forward Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring a goal during the UEFA Champions League semi-final first leg football match between Barcelona and Liverpool at the Camp Nou Stadium in Barcelona on May 1, 2019. (Photo by LLUIS GENE / AFP)Lionel Messi was the world’s highest paid athlete over the past year, Forbes reported on Tuesday in its annual sporting rich list.Barcelona and Argentina star Messi dethroned retired boxer Floyd Mayweather as the sports world’s highest earner, raking in $127 million via salary and endorsement deals.ADVERTISEMENT Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too View comments Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles03:12Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Andy Murray aims for singles return this year Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess LATEST STORIES DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport