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FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Peace Gallery North is hosting the 6th Annual ‘Points of View 2019′ Art Show.Opening Night for the event is Friday, March 1st, 2019, the event starts at 7 pm with refreshments, appetizers and live entertainment.The Flying Colours Artists’ Association’s exhibit is a joining of perspective and interpretation inspired by 8 different photographs. These images were submitted and chosen by the Association’s members. Once Artists received their images each Artist created their art to reflect their ‘Points of View’. Artists could enter as many art selections as they chose and many different art mediums and styles will be represented. Bev Baker, President of the Flying Colours Art Association said “We even have one member that has a pair of moccasins that she beaded the front using one of the reference photos,”The Gallery will be set up as collections, with the accompanying reference photograph on display. Allowing viewers of the art to see all the different perspectives and interpretations.All art on display will be available for purchase although they must stay on display until the exhibit is over.Point of View FB Event Page; CLICK HERE Flying Colours Artists’ Association FB Page; CLICK HERE
So far, $381,091 has been distributed to 43 projects.Applications for funding are accepted on an ongoing basis and funds are distributed quarterly over an eight-year period.For more information on the fund, including past recipients and application details, you can visit the Site C Project’s website.Here is a list of the recipients:Sources Community Resources Society for its ADHD Conference;North Peace Family SuperPark Society;North Peace Justice Society for its restorative justice volunteer facilitator training program;Peace Passage Skating Club for its 2019/2020 season;Fort St. John Women’s Resource Society for its community outreach;North Peace Gymnastics Association for its special abilities program;Fort St. John Literacy Society for its Dolly Parton Imagination Library program;Hudson’s Hope Fall Fair Society for its 27th Annual Hudson’s Hope Fall Fair; andCommunity Bridge for its Daddy and Me events. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Through the Site C Project’s Generate Opportunities Fund, B.C. Hydro is contributing $65,000 to support nine Peace Region non-profit groups.Award recipients for this funding provide community-enriching services in areas such as sports, literacy and social advocacy in support of youth, women, and families in the Peace Region.According to B.C. Hydro, since established in September 2016, this is the tenth time grants have been awarded from the $800,000 fund.
OSU senior outside hitter Elizabeth Campbell (14) during a game against Purdue on Oct. 16 at St. John Area. OSU won 3-2. Credit: Christopher Slack / Lantern PhotographerAfter suffering just its third loss of the season in a three-set upset at the hands of Michigan State on Wednesday, the Ohio State women’s volleyball team will look to rebound this weekend against another rival from the Wolverine State.That rival is No. 23 Michigan (15-5, 5-4), who the Buckeyes (18-3, 7-2) will be seeing for the first time this season in Ann Arbor on Saturday at 7 p.m.The intense rivalry between the two schools gives OSU extra motivation to beat the Wolverines on their own floor, sophomore outside hitter Ashley Wenz said.“Being from Ohio all my life, you can’t even say ‘Michigan’ without people saying something,” Wenz said. “So it gives us a little more ‘oomph’ in how we play against them.”Last year, the teams split their two matchups when both won on its home floor. OSU hasn’t won a game in Cliff Keen Arena — in which Michigan has a 10-2 record this season – since 2011, but the Buckeyes are hoping to change their recent history this weekend.“(We’re) really amped up, really pumped up, especially because last time we went it wasn’t so good on our end,” senior middle blocker Tyler Richardson said. “This year, we’re ready and I think we’re all really excited. It’s Michigan.”OSU is preparing for an unfriendly crowd in Ann Arbor, something senior outside hitter Katie Mitchell said she’s become accustomed to in her four years donning scarlet and gray.“They hate us, and it’s pretty obvious,” Mitchell said. “You play in an old pool so it’s a very intimate setting with 2,000 people that just hate you so much and want you to lose … it’s always fun to go in there and turn the smile upside down.”Michigan was picked by Big Ten coaches to finish ninth in the conference before the season, just behind OSU; but like the Buckeyes, the Wolverines have been turning some heads with their play this season.Led by junior middle blocker and preseason all-Big Ten selection Abby Cole — who leads the team in kills per set (3.08), attack percentage (.360), service aces (9) and total blocks (75) — Michigan won its first 10 games of the season and took No. 5 Penn State to the brink of defeat in a five-set loss on Wednesday.“We’ve got to be ready on the road because everyone’s going to be coming after us,” OSU coach Geoff Carlston said. “Michigan’s an important match on so many different levels.”The Buckeyes hold a 49-22 all-time record against the Wolverines, but the series has been more even as of late, with the teams splitting their last six matchups.HomecomingOSU’s two senior middle blockers, Andrea Kacsits and Richardson, are both from Michigan and are looking forward to being back home.Kacsits is eager to see people from her hometown — both in the stands and on the court.“All the games mean so much just because you put your heart and soul into all of them,” Kacsits, a native of Rockford, Michigan, said. “But these ones are kind of fun because a lot of my club friends and high school friends and people that I haven’t seen in a long time either are playing in the game or coming to watch the game.”Richardson, who hails from Ypsilanti, Michigan, a town less than 10 miles from Ann Arbor, said the game means a lot to her because she gets to visit home and due to the magnitude of the rivalry between the two schools.What’s next?The Buckeyes are set to play host to defending national champion Penn State on Wednesday in St. John Arena at 7 p.m. OSU will be looking to snap a 16-game losing streak against the Nittany Lions that dates back to 2006.
When the Michigan women’s basketball team (13-8, 6-2) defeated Ohio State (13-7, 4-4) on Dec. 30, the Wolverines benefited from a 1-for-13 shooting performance from OSU junior guard Samantha Prahalis. Thursday night at the Schottenstein Center, the Wolverines weren’t as fortunate — however, they were still victorious. Prahalis connected on her first seven shots of the night, five of which were 3-pointers. But her 25-point, six-assist performance wasn’t enough for the Buckeyes, as they fell to Michigan 69-66 in a game that may have come down to last-minute free throws. “I give (Michigan) a lot of credit. They played very well,” OSU coach Jim Foster said following his team’s second loss to Michigan this season. “They executed. We didn’t.” Not having missed a shot in the first half, Prahalis connected on a buzzer-beating 3-point attempt at the end of the first half to give OSU a 46-33 lead. Prahalis’ perfect first half, in which she scored 19 points, helped the Buckeyes weather a barrage of Wolverine 3-pointers, as Michigan connected on eight of its first 12 shots from beyond the arc. “I just got in a good rhythm,” Prahalis said. “I just was a little hot tonight and just found a good rhythm.” Though Michigan couldn’t find a way to slow down Prahalis, foul trouble did. OSU’s leading scorer picked up her third foul with 16 minutes remaining in the game and the Buckeyes up by 12 points. With Prahalis saddled onto the bench, the Wolverines cut OSU’s lead down to as few as five points before Prahalis returned with 10 minutes remaining. “She is our point guard, and she makes the ball move,” Foster said. “She’s got to understand fouls. A silly foul can be costly down the road.” Even with Prahalis back in the game, the Buckeyes struggled to extend their lead, as Michigan’s Rachel Sheffer’s 3-point shot with a minute remaining in the game cut the Buckeyes’ lead to one point. After a missed jumper by Prahalis, Sheffer connected on two free throws to give Michigan a 67-66 lead with 29 seconds remaining. Sheffer finished the game with a team-high 23 points and grabbed six rebounds for the Wolverines. After an OSU timeout, Prahalis came up short on another jumper. However, senior guard Alison Jackson grabbed the rebound and was fouled on a put-back attempt. With the chance to tie the game with one basket, or take the lead with two, Jackson stepped to the line for her two free throws. She missed both. OSU senior guard Brittany Johnson added 14 points for the Buckeyes, and senior center Jantel Lavender scored 10 points and grabbed 14 rebounds. Lavender’s ninth rebound of the game made her the Big Ten’s career leader in rebounds. “It’s awesome that it hasn’t been broken in 26 years,” Lavender said. “I just rebound hard and try to get every rebound.” OSU’s loss Thursday snapped a three-conference-game winning streak for the six-time defending Big Ten champions. The Buckeyes travel to State College, Pa., to face Penn State at 2 p.m. Sunday. “We’ve got to have some of these young players continue to progress and understand that one game is not the next,” Foster said. “What you have to do in one game, you might have to do something else the next time you’re out there.”
Junior quarterback Braxton Miller (5) attempts to run through a tackle by Northwestern defender during a game Oct. 5 at Ryan Field. OSU won, 40-30. Credit: Shelby Lum / Photo editorThe Big Ten football schedules for the 2018 and 2019 seasons were released by the conference Wednesday.Ohio State is scheduled to play new conference foe Rutgers for the third time at home in 2018. The Buckeyes are also set to host Indiana, Minnesota, Nebraska and Michigan and travel to Penn State, Purdue, Michigan State and Maryland.A season-opening home game for 2018 is yet to be determined, but OSU is scheduled to visit TCU and host North Carolina to round out its schedule that year.OSU hosts Michigan State, Wisconsin, Maryland and Penn State as part of its conference slate in 2019, and is scheduled to travel to Indiana, Nebraska, Northwestern, Rutgers and Michigan.The Buckeyes open Big Ten play that year with back-to-back road games at Indiana Sept. 14 and at Nebraska Sept. 28. OSU hosts TCU between those games Sept. 21. It will be the first time the Horned Frogs will play in Columbus since 1973.The 2019 visit to Northwestern marks the first time OSU will play in Evanston, Ill., since this year’s 40-30 victory Oct. 5. The Oct. 26 date with Wisconsin will be the first time the Badgers will return to Ohio Stadium since losing to OSU 31-24 on Sept. 28 of this year.Maryland and Rutgers officially join the conference next season, and the B1G will sport a new alignment with East and West divisions.The Big Ten is scheduled to expand its conference schedule to nine games beginning in 2016, the same season OSU is set to play nine straight weeks of B1G contests. 2019 Ohio State Football ScheduleAug. 31 —TBASept. 7 — CincinnatiSept. 14 — at IndianaSept. 21 — TCUSept. 28 — at NebraskaOct. 5 — Michigan StateOct. 19 —at NorthwesternOct. 26 — WisconsinNov. 9 — MarylandNov. 16 — at RutgersNov. 23 — Penn StateNov. 30 — at Michigan 2018 Ohio State Football ScheduleSept. 1 — TBASept. 8 — RutgersSept. 15 — at TCUSept. 22 — North CarolinaSept. 29 — at Penn StateOct. 6 — IndianaOct. 13 — MinnesotaOct. 20 — at PurdueNov. 3 — NebraskaNov. 10 — at Michigan StateNov. 17 — MarylandNov. 24 —Michigan
Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen has sent his best wishes to former teammate Dani Alves after it was confirmed that he will miss the World Cup this summerThe experienced right-back was expected to be one of Tite’s key players for Brazil in next month’s World Cup in Russia, but suffered a cruciate ligament injury in Paris Saint-Germain’s Coupe de France victory over Les Herbiers.Alves was being touted as one of the prime candidates to wear the captain’s armband for the Selecao at the World Cup.But the 35-year-old is now out with PSG yet to announce a timeframe for Alves’ return from injury.“There’s never a good time to get injured, but keep your head high + positive mind as you always do. You will be back in no time to keep lifting trophies!” wrote Ter Stegen on Twitter.Neymar can win the Ballon d’Or, says Ander Herrera Andrew Smyth – September 13, 2019 An “excited” Ander Herrera believes new Paris Saint-Germain team-mate Neymar is a contender for the Ballon d’Or alongside Kylian Mbappe.Not just football will miss you at the @FIFAWorldCup , also your GOOD CRAZY MOOD @DaniAlvesD2 ! There’s never a good time to get injured, but keep your head high + positive mind as you always do. You will be back in no time to keep lifting trophies! TAMO JUNTO MEU IRMÃO???? pic.twitter.com/FbPkIKRNnr— Marc ter Stegen (@mterstegen1) 15 May 2018Ter Stegen himself is expected to be Germany’s first-choice goalkeeper as they bid to successfully defend their World Cup title this summer.
The Manchester United legend believes it will take some time for the French footballer to return to his best level in the English Premier LeagueManchester United footballer Paul Pogba has been on the spotlight recently.Before the start of the 2018-2019 English Premier League season, he was rumored to be moving away from Manchester.But he stayed and now his form has been under attack lately.And for former Red Devils legend Peter Schmeichel, it will just be a matter of time to be able to see the real potential Pogba has.“Paul’s come back from the World Cup having won it, he’s come back very early and it’s really difficult,” Schmeichel told talkSPORT as quoted by Goal.Vidic: “Ronaldo is the most professional footballer I’ve seen” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Nemanja Vidic opened up on how a 21-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo’s professionalism left him stunned at Manchester United.“I’ve obviously never been all the way to the final but I went to the quarter-final and to come back with very little break, very little holiday after you’ve been on this incredible high – you find yourself in this state that’s been going on for three or four weeks and then it’s gone.”“You completely deflate and to inflate yourself again it just takes time,” he said.“Unfortunately, the football calendar is such that even the guys all the way to the final won’t have much of a break.”“Hopefully later on in the season there is an opportunity to give those players just a little bit of a breather – it is so difficult, honestly,” he added.“Your mind is somewhere else, you look at the 11 months ahead of you and think, ‘This is the steepest mountain’ and at some point, you need to just get away from it.”
Burnley winger Aaron Lennon insists he is not expecting a national team call-up despite putting on an impressive display in front of the England national team coach.The ex-Tottenham Hotspur player scored his first goal since 2016 when he scored Burnley’s second goal of the game during their 4-0 win over Bournemouth.The 31-year-old made his England debut as a teenager and is yet to be called to the national team setup since February 2013.He said, according to Sky Sports:“It’s a long time since I played international football. You never know. But the only thing I am concentrating on is playing well for Burnley. Whatever happens, happens.”He said of his goal drought: “It’s been preying on my mind to be honest. I should score more. I’ve had a few chances this season but it is great to get the goal.Match Preview: Burnley vs Liverpool Boro Tanchev – August 30, 2019 Premier League leaders Liverpool travel to Burnley for the Matchday 4 of the 2019-20 Premier League campaign.“If you are playing every game you want to aim for double figures. But for me getting assists is just as important. It makes my day if the other lads score as well.”“It didn’t matter how we won. We knew it was just important to get back to winning ways. To win 4-0 was even better.”“We worked on it all week, getting back to basics, being on the front foot and doing what we do. From minute one we were in their faces and it has paid off for us.”The win takes Burnley off the foot of the table and Lennon believes the team can push on from here.He said: “I don’t see why not. The squad is pretty much the same, we’ve brought in a few quality players, as you can see, and obviously we’re out of the Europa League now and we go back to one game a week so we get to work on the training pitch and hopefully we can kick on from there.”
N’Golo Kante scored his third goal of the season to help Chelsea grab all three points against Crystal Palace at Selhurst ParkDespite getting a brace in their Boxing Day win at Watford, Eden Hazard was moved back to his usual position in the wing for Chelsea with Olivier Giroud coming on for his sixth Premier League start of the season.The Blues struggled to translate their early dominance of the ball possession into goals and were nearly punished when Wilfried Zaha fell in the area from Antonio Rudiger’s challenge.Despite the hosts’ protests though, the former Manchester United winger was denied a spot-kick – much to the Blues’ relief.Kante and Rudiger later wasted chances to put Sarri’s side in front before Giroud latched onto Jorginho’s pass and shot a half-volley into the Palace goal.LONDON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 30: Olivier Giroud of Chelsea reacts to having his goal dissallowed during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Chelsea FC at Selhurst Park on December 30, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images)The French striker thought he had given Chelsea the lead only for the effort to be ruled out for offside as Chelsea continued to struggle in front of goal.Following a foul on Hazard, Willian later hit the outside of the post in a free-kick before forcing a fine save from Palace keeper Vicente Guaita with Ross Barkley clipping the post at the end of the first half.Liverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.However, things quickly changed after the break with David Luiz’s fine pass finding Kante who controlled the ball and fired it past Guaita.LONDON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 30: N’golo Kante of Chelsea scores his team’s first goal during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Chelsea FC at Selhurst Park on December 30, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)Palace immediately attempted to respond but were unable to pose much of a threat to the Chelsea defence.Guaita, who was making his third successive start for Palace, later denied Willian again before Palace coach Roy Hodgson replaced Jeffrey Schlupp for Connor Wickham.Giroud was later denied another goal again through offside and was soon withdrawn for Alvaro Morata after sustaining an ankle problem.Ex-Schalke 04 midfielder Max Meyer later came on for Palace but couldn’t make an impact with Emerson and Mateo Kovacic making late cameos for Chelsea.In the end, Chelsea held on for a narrow 1-0 win to extend their lead over Arsenal to five points in the race for a top-four spot in the Premier League.LONDON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 30: Olivier Giroud of Chelsea receives medical treatment during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Chelsea FC at Selhurst Park on December 30, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)