New Gallery Opening in Waterbury

first_imgFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE11-21-05JULIE RUTH STUDIO & GALLERY OPENING DECEMBER 1, 2005CONTACT:Julie Ruth802-730-2527julie@julieruthstudio.com(link sends e-mail)Waterbury, VT On Thursday, December 1, 2005, a new gallery will open its doors in Waterbury. Julie Ruth Studio & Gallery is located at 23 South Main Street, above the popular pub and brewery The Alchemist. Julie Ruth, a painter, and her husband Shannon Matthew Long, a sculptor, are the proprietors.Ruth, a painter with a ten-year exhibition record across the U.S. and Canada, first arrived in Vermont four years ago on a painting fellowship at the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, a large artist residency. After closing down her design and illustration business in Ohio and relocating, she met Long (now the sculpture manager at the Center). Ruth paints mainly in oils in a representational style, working from memory and the surrounding landscape. Long’s sculpture incorporates materials such as river stones and adobe into meditative works with eastern influences.The gallery will feature both Ruth and Longs work, along with a selection of mostly local artists. On display December 1st will be both two- and three-dimensional work, including collage, sterling silver jewelry, greeting cards, small sculptures, and paintings. “I expect to add more artists as the gallery gets established, and to curate shows throughout the year in order to showcase artists whose work I admire that do not live in the area”, Ruth says. The gallery also has a small working space that the artists will use while it is open.The opening of Julie Ruth Studio & Gallery will coincide with the Alchemists celebration of their second anniversary on December 1. Hours that day will be from 2-8. Through December, regular business hours will be Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings: Friday from 5:30-9, Saturday and Sunday from 4-9. Some weekend morning hours will be available, and other hours are by appointment. For more information, visit www.julieruthstudio.com(link is external), or call 802-730-2527.Hi-res photos available upon request.last_img read more

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Ecuadorean GEOs Receive Training with 9-mm Pistols at the Huancavilca Military Fort

first_imgBy Dialogo August 16, 2011 The Special Operations Group (GEO) began a training course in shooting techniques and tactics with 9-mm pistols at the Huancavilca Military Fort, a course intended for the officer corps of the Guayas 5th Infantry Brigade. The objective of the exercise is to increase the trainees’ levels of reaction and precision, with a view toward future situations in which they might be required to use their service weapon. The commander of the 5th Brigade, Colonel Arias Monteros, highlighted the importance of the exercise, in that it will improve his men’s skills in the use of this weapon and in response to scenarios such as those of the fight against arms trafficking, drug trafficking, and organized crime. I am a 15 year old young lady, my dreams and aspirations have always been to be a part of the Ecuadorian army. …please help me…last_img read more

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Central American and Caribbean Armed Forces Cooperate to Fight Transnational Crime

first_imgOfficials from the Armed Forces of several Central American and Caribbean nations met recently to share their most successful strategies for halting drug trafficking, money laundering, gang activity, and other criminal enterprises. One break-out session focused on topics related to recording, seizing, and storing evidence. For this session, the Salvadoran Armed Forces (FAES, for its Spanish acronym) Special Forces Command provided several Zodiac boats for a simulated maritime interdiction. Twenty-one officers from Guatemala, Nicaragua, Honduras, and the Dominican Republic recently participated in the first Regional Conference on Transnational Crime, which was developed by El Salvador’s Regional Center on Training against Transnational Organized Crime (CRACCT). The conference was held February 21-March 2 in San Salvador Department. Prevention and early warning The content of the sessions and the practical exercises were useful to the Military representatives who attended the event. “When I get back to my country, I will spread the knowledge I received here to neutralize all of the threats we are facing. It is an unending task, and we now have more tools to succeed at it,” 1st Lt. Carrión said. The officers learned first-hand about new modi operandi and the structures and substructures of criminal groups, as well as the mechanisms that such groups use to evolve into a criminal organization. Prevention and early warning “I have learned about many things that are not being done in Guatemala yet,” explained First Lieutenant Bladimir Jerez Gómez, a representative from the Armed Forces of Guatemala.. For example, on the subject of gangs, I now understand very clearly how they develop, and I will tell others about the new methods of gang operation and their new structures so we can prevent gangs from spreading.” “When I get back to my country, I will spread the knowledge I received here to neutralize all of the threats we are facing. It is an unending task, and we now have more tools to succeed at it,” 1st Lt. Carrión said. “I have learned about many things that are not being done in Guatemala yet,” explained First Lieutenant Bladimir Jerez Gómez, a representative from the Armed Forces of Guatemala.. For example, on the subject of gangs, I now understand very clearly how they develop, and I will tell others about the new methods of gang operation and their new structures so we can prevent gangs from spreading.” This opinion was seconded by First Lieutenant Segundo Carrión, from the Dominican Air Force. Stronger together Col. Tejada said the meeting for the region’s Armed Forces was a valuable opportunity to continue sharing experiences and strengthening the joint effort to fight emerging threats that are currently impacting their countries. Finally, these workshops are a symbol of their increased level of operational readiness to fulfill the missions entrusted to them. This learning exercise and exchange of experiences also was critical for consolidating and standardizing border procedures to address these challenges, and to serve as proof that effective joint strategies can be formulated. The closing ceremony, where certificates of recognition and achievement for the conference were presented, was held at the facilities of the Special Anti-terrorism Command. Numerous Salvadoran police and military units provided instruction to the multinational audience throughout the course. Those units included Joint Group Cuscatlán, an interagency task force; the Anti-Transnational Gang Center; and elite teams from El Salvador’s National Civil Police (PNC): the Anti-Drug Division (DAN), and the Elite Organized Crime Division (DECO). “We are increasing the confidence and knowledge of our Armed Forces about how to face these emerging threats, above all in those countries where some of the phenomena – such as gangs – are not entrenched,” said Lieutenant Colonel Roberto Ayala Rivas, FAES representative to the Central American Armed Forces Conference (CFAC, for its Spanish acronym). The closing ceremony, where certificates of recognition and achievement for the conference were presented, was held at the facilities of the Special Anti-terrorism Command. Twenty-one officers from Guatemala, Nicaragua, Honduras, and the Dominican Republic recently participated in the first Regional Conference on Transnational Crime, which was developed by El Salvador’s Regional Center on Training against Transnational Organized Crime (CRACCT). The conference was held February 21-March 2 in San Salvador Department. The officers learned first-hand about new modi operandi and the structures and substructures of criminal groups, as well as the mechanisms that such groups use to evolve into a criminal organization. By Dialogo April 13, 2015 The content of the sessions and the practical exercises were useful to the Military representatives who attended the event. Numerous Salvadoran police and military units provided instruction to the multinational audience throughout the course. Those units included Joint Group Cuscatlán, an interagency task force; the Anti-Transnational Gang Center; and elite teams from El Salvador’s National Civil Police (PNC): the Anti-Drug Division (DAN), and the Elite Organized Crime Division (DECO). “Without a doubt, the topics related to drug trafficking and gangs generated more interest for all the officers, because they are threats that know no border and they must be addressed as such,” said CRACCT Director Colonel Carlos Alberto Tejada “These organizations already even have networks functioning in Europe.” Officials from the Armed Forces of several Central American and Caribbean nations met recently to share their most successful strategies for halting drug trafficking, money laundering, gang activity, and other criminal enterprises. This opinion was seconded by First Lieutenant Segundo Carrión, from the Dominican Air Force. “Without a doubt, the topics related to drug trafficking and gangs generated more interest for all the officers, because they are threats that know no border and they must be addressed as such,” said CRACCT Director Colonel Carlos Alberto Tejada “These organizations already even have networks functioning in Europe.” Stronger together Col. Tejada said the meeting for the region’s Armed Forces was a valuable opportunity to continue sharing experiences and strengthening the joint effort to fight emerging threats that are currently impacting their countries. Finally, these workshops are a symbol of their increased level of operational readiness to fulfill the missions entrusted to them. This learning exercise and exchange of experiences also was critical for consolidating and standardizing border procedures to address these challenges, and to serve as proof that effective joint strategies can be formulated. “We are increasing the confidence and knowledge of our Armed Forces about how to face these emerging threats, above all in those countries where some of the phenomena – such as gangs – are not entrenched,” said Lieutenant Colonel Roberto Ayala Rivas, FAES representative to the Central American Armed Forces Conference (CFAC, for its Spanish acronym). One break-out session focused on topics related to recording, seizing, and storing evidence. For this session, the Salvadoran Armed Forces (FAES, for its Spanish acronym) Special Forces Command provided several Zodiac boats for a simulated maritime interdiction. last_img read more

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Freeport Shooting Leaves 1 Dead, 1 Wounded

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A shooting left a 35-year-old man dead and a 40-year-old man hospitalized in Freeport this week, Nassau County police announced Friday, three days afterward.Jonathan Isaac and the second victim, whose identity wasn’t released, were shot on Fredrick Avenue at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, police said.Both victims were taken to local hospitals, where Isaac died and the second victim remains hospitalized.Homicide Squad detectives ask anyone with information regarding this crime to contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS.  All callers will remain anonymous.last_img

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The best place to invest in Australia is right here in QLD

first_imgVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:55Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:55 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenChanges to Negative Gearing01:55EXPERTS are hailing Queensland’s Sunshine Coast as the hottest place in the nation to invest in property right now.A lack of housing, a tight rental market and a rapidly growing population mean supply is failing to keep up with demand in the region — creating perfect conditions for investors.Leading real estate industry figure John McGrath said the Sunshine Coast presented one of the best opportunities for capital growth because of its liveability, affordability and future economic prospects.GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HEREMain Beach at Noosa is a popular attraction with both locals and tourists.“From an investment point of view, where in Australia right now can you invest your dollar and get better returns than the Sunshine Coast or southeast Queensland?” Mr McGrath said.“ I don’t think there is a location that’s going to offer better investment growth in the future.”His views are echoed by prestige property agent Tom Offermann of Tom Offermann Real Estate, who claims the Sunshine Coast “is on the cusp of the highest growth period in its history”.“This is being driven by a raft of infrastructure projects that are delivering exceptional lifestyles, which in the past required some compromises for people coming from big cities,” Mr Offermann said.The region is in the midst of an infrastructure boom, with billions of dollars being invested in upgrading and creating new facilities.Work is underway on a new runway at the local airport, which is set to become international by 2020, and a new hospital and health precinct has recently been established.“These are game changers,” Mr Offermann said.“Astute property investors who recognise what is happening, and take action to secure the best located property they can afford, will reap the rewards of their foresight.”Local agents say the region is crying out for more investment properties to cater to the needs of the increasing population.According to demographer Bernard Salt, the Sunshine Coast’s population of around 298,000 residents is set to rise to 550,000 in 23 years, which will require more than 100,000 new homes to be built.The latest Real Estate Institute of Queensland figures show the rental vacancy rate on the Sunshine Coast is just 1 per cent, with Caloundra having the tightest vacancy rate in the state at just 0.5 per cent.71 BRISBANE HOMES UP FOR AUCTIONCanal front homes on Noosa Sound. Photo: Lachie Millard.It’s good news for investors, who are currently achieving healthy rental returns of around 5 per cent.In its recent report, Herron Todd White noted an increase in investor activity in the Sunshine Coast market, with the sub $350,000 unit and townhouse sector particularly popular.THE BACHELOR’S QUEENSLAND CRASH PAD“It’s not uncommon to see townhouses selling for $220,000 attracting a rental of $280 per week — over 6.5 per cent gross return,” the report said.For investors looking to capitalise on the growth in the region, McGrath Real Estate founder John McGrath said now was the time to get into the market.“I think there is a great opportunity, in particular right now, because we’ve seen Sydney and Melbourne have shown unprecedented growth over the last five or six years,” he said.“Now those markets have come to a plateau and a lot of people are going to be saying; ‘Do we take our profits and reinvest them, or, in fact, do we move up north and get better value for money?’“So, I think right now there’s a terrific window of opportunity where people can capitalise on the immense growth we’ve seen in the southern states.”John McGrath, founder of McGrath Estate Agents.Reed & Co director Adrian Reed the increased international access the new airport would provide would likely change the profile of buyers in the Noosa region.“We’re currently seeing an increase in Australian expats buying back into the market, but if accessibility becomes easier, we’re expecting a more aggressive upward trend in high-end premium property,” Mr Reed said.BRISBANE DEFIES PROPERTY DOWNTURNAerial image over Sunshine Coast Airport. Photo: Lachie Millard.An artist’s impression of the Sunshine Coast Airport Expansion project.He said that lending restrictions and the impact of the banking royal commission had had little impact on the region’s prestige market.“The vast majority of deals I’m doing at the top end of the market are cash,” he said.“They’re self funded retirees who’ve already sold their principal place of residence.”Owner/builder Paul Saunderson, who is selling his home in Noosa Heads through Peter TeWhata of Tom Offermann Real Estate, said the local market was “out of control at the moment”.“There are houses getting knocked down and new dwellings being built everywhere,” Mr Saunderson said.INFAMOUS BIKIE’S UNIT SELLSMore from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus17 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market17 hours agoHe said the contemporary, four-bedroom, three-bathroom property at 20 Sanctuary Ave, Noosa Heads, which he lived in with his wife and two children, was attracting strong interest from interstate and overseas investors.This home at 20 Sanctuary Ave, Noosa Heads, is for sale.“It’s a good investment opportunity because it’s been valued as holiday letting, which is anywhere from $6000 to $10,000 a week during peak season,” Mr Saunderson said.Jamie Smith of Century 21 On Duporth in Maroochydore said he’d never seen so much activity in the Sunshine Coast property market, with strong interest from both local and interstate investors.Mr Smith said many investors were looking to buy in the less expensive suburbs, where new housing developments were popping up, such as Caloundra, Sippy Downs, Birtinya and Mountain Creek.“It’s definitely unprecedented in terms of what we’re seeing on the Coast,” he said.The Sunshine Coast University Hospital’s emergency department. Picture: Jono Searle.But Mr Smith said investors who were not already in the market needed to act fast.“If you were here three years ago, you could have bought between $400,000 and $500,000,” he said.“Now you’re looking at anywhere from $600,000 plus, so it’s definitely changed a little bit.”SUNSHINE COAST SUBURBS FOR BEST CAPITAL GROWTHSuburb Property type Median price 12 month change in priceMinyama House $1.31m 45.8%Kenilworth House $399,000 40%Yandina Creek House $820,000 32.3%Beerwah Unit $375,000 25%Mount Coolum House $676,200 23.2%Mapleton House $543,250 21.3%Mudjimba House $739,500 20.7%Peregian Springs Unit $475,200 18.8%Battery Hill House $579,500 18.4%Montville House $707,500 17.9%(Source: CoreLogic)Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:43Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:43 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Ulster ready for revenge

first_img The semi-final pairings are Wasps or Gloucester against Bath or Brive, and Sale or Northampton versus Stade Francais or Harlequins. Gloucester qualified as a best runner-up from the Heineken Cup, joining Northampton and Harlequins, after destroying Perpignan 36-18 in France. “It’s an exceptional result for us. The last time we won an away game in France in the Heineken Cup was during the 2007/08 season,” Gloucester rugby director Nigel Davies said. “To a man, the players stood up individually and performed. We backed ourselves to play rugby and have a go at Perpignan. “To be in a quarter-final in Europe is big for us. The more exposure we get at this level the better.” Press Association Ulster bowed out to the current Aviva Premiership leaders at Twickenham last term, but this time they will be on home soil for a repeat last-eight clash that will see Saracens boss Mark McCall, a former Ulster coach and player, return to Belfast. “Over the past few seasons we have made steady improvement,” Ulster rugby director David Humphreys said. “First, we qualified, then last year we won our group but were away in the quarter-finals. Now we have finished the pool stage as top seeds and have a home quarter-final. “Last season, we were hugely-disappointed with the way we performed at Twickenham against Saracens. Now we have the opportunity to lay those ghosts to rest.” Leicester, European champions in 2001 and 2002, must travel to face last season’s Heineken Cup runners-up Clermont Auvergne at Stade Marcel Michelin, a ground where Clermont are unbeaten for more than 70 games. And three-time European champions Leinster will travel to Jonny Wilkinson’s Heineken Cup holders Toulon in arguably the tie of the round, with Toulon’s fellow French heavyweights Toulouse tackling Munster at Thomond Park. The games are scheduled to be played on April 4/5/6, with six former Heineken Cup winners – Ulster, Toulon, Leicester, Leinster, Munster and Toulouse – contesting the first knockout round. The semi-final draw, meanwhile, has also been made with Ulster or Saracens having advantage in their own country against Clermont or Leicester, and Toulon or Leinster hosting Munster or Toulouse in France or Ireland. In the second-tier Amlin Challenge Cup, six English clubs will contest the quarter-finals. Top seeds Bath play Brive in a repeat of the 1998 Heineken Cup final, with Wasps hosting Premiership rivals Gloucester, Stade Francais tackling Harlequins in Paris and Northampton visiting Sale. Top seeds Ulster will be out to avenge last year’s European exit when they host Saracens in the Heineken Cup quarter-finals later this season. last_img read more

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GOA keeps promise to Guyana Boxing Association

first_imgTHE Guyana Olympic Association(GOA) yesterday came good on a promise to support a boxing team to the Caribbean Development tournament in Barbados.The GOA presented a cheque for$500,000 to president of the Guyana Boxing Association (GBA) Steve Ninvalle at the GOA headquarters in High Street.While thanking the GOA for its support,Ninvalle declared that the GBA still needs to raise $2M more to get the entire team to the December 7-13 tournament.last_img

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Ffion birdies her way to U14 triumph

first_img Gloucestershire’s Ffion Tynan beat par today to make up a four shot deficit and win the English U14 girls’ open championship on the Signature course at The Nottinghamshire.The 13-year-old birdied the last two holes for one-under par 71. She finished six over par for the 54 hole championship and four shots clear of joint runners up, Elena Moosmann of Switzerland and overnight co-leader Kirttu Hiltunen of Finland. Zainab Jeppe (Mill Green) was fourth on 11-over.Tynan, from Minchinhampton, said: “It means a lot to me to win this, it just shows I can do it.”Her attitude today was straightforward: “I was four shots off the lead and just thinking ‘go out and have fun and do what you can do.’ I knew I could shoot a low score.”She set out to play par golf, but did better than that, reaching the turn with eight pars and one birdie. She dropped her first shot on the 11th with a three-putt and had another bogey on the 16th before finishing in style, holing a 25ft putt on the 17th and 10-footer on 18.“I was really excited,” she said. “On the 18th I just gave it a go, I had nothing to lose.”Tynan started golf five years ago, having tried the game while on holiday in America. “I went to a golf camp and they said I had talent and to keep practising when I got home.”Moosmann scored one-over 73 today while Kirtunen dropped back with seven-over 79. Annabell Fuller (Roehampton), who also shared the lead after 36 holes, had her challenge derailed when she hit three balls out of bounds on the par five 11th, notching up a 14. Despite that, she returned a score of 80, playing the other 17 holes in one-under par.Click here for full scoresImage copyright Leaderboard Photography 28 Jul 2016 Ffion birdies her way to U14 triumph last_img read more

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Backyard Chicken Coops Debated in Oceanport

first_imgBy Jenna O’DonnellOCEANPORT – A measure to allow residents to keep backyard chickens has some in the borough crying “fowl” ahead of a council meeting to decide on the matter next month.Though Oceanport’s code does not presently allow for backyard chickens, support has grown from some in the community who believe that rule should be changed.An ordinance amendment originally debated last year was introduced by a narrow margin in a split council vote during a March 16 meeting. That measure modifies an existing ordinance to allow residents to have as many as six hens, depending on lot size. Residents would also have to take a class in keeping chickens before picking up an annual $10 permit.Advocates argue that chickens are charming pets that can help residents be more environmentally conscious, but opponents worry that chicken coops on small lots will create friction between neighbors.“People are passionate about it,” said Councilman Joe Irace. “In all the years I’ve been on this council, this is the most I’ve heard from people on any issue.”Irace was one of three Oceanport council members who voted against introducing the amendment, concerned that allowing chickens on small lots could cause potential problems between neighbors and raise enforcement issues for their small town.Those reservations are shared by Mayor John “Jay” Coffey, who cast a tiebreaker vote in March to bring the chicken issue before the council for a full public discussion during the April 20 council meeting.“I just want to have, once and for all, a full blown public discussion,” Coffey said. “This sounds great in theory, but I think this is something we don’t need from a headache standpoint.”Part of the opposition to chickens stems from neighbors who have lived next to coops already in town and complained about noise and odor.But supporters, including Councilwoman Ellynn Kahle, hope the ordinance amendment, by establishing rules and limitations for keeping chickens, will do more to prevent problems from arising than simply continuing to ban them. A chicken advisory board is one aspect of the amended ordinance that Kahle hopes will help smooth things over for residents concerned about chicken-related issues.“With the chicken ordinance there is going to be an advisory board there to help them,” Kahle said.The proposed rules for chicken-keeping go further than any that govern cats and dogs in town to ensure that neighbors are considerate, Kahle notes.Residents in favor of the amendment are counting on more than just fresh eggs. Shannon Scheffling, a resident who started the Oceanport Backyard Chicken Supporters Facebook Group, did chicken research as a student at Rutgers University. Even after they stop laying eggs, Scheffling says chickens provide chemical-free fertilizer for gardeners, are great for composting, and provide backyard pest control.“Chickens eat grubs, ticks, fleas, termites and even mosquitos,” she said. “If it’s a bug you don’t want in your yard, chickens will eat it.”Several area towns including Middletown, Red Bank, Fair Haven and Tinton Falls currently allow chickens on residential properties. Advocates like Gwenne Baile of Haddon Township help to create pilot programs in hopes of clearing up some misconceptions about backyard chickens, like noise and odor issues, which she says aren’t a problem so long as coops are cleaned and cared for properly.“I truly believe that anyone who is opposed to this is not educated on what it means to have backyard chickens,” Baile said. “This is no more agriculture than you having a few vegetables growing in your backyard. They are pampered pets and they’re the only pet that can give you breakfast. But that’s not the only thing they can do.”Residents are invited to share their views during a public discussion prior to the council’s vote at the April 20 borough council meeting.“There’s going to be a discussion about it which I think is good,” Kahle said. “I just really hope that people haven’t already made up their minds.”last_img read more

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Calling all Women Soccer players to Vernon 55-plus Seniors Games

first_imgEach team must register a minimum of nine players to a maximum of 12.Complete rules are available at BC Games website — or zone coordinator John Legg @ johnrlegg@gmail.com.“This is the inaugural year for Women’s Soccer and we need at least four teams to make it a viable event,” the presser said.The games are expected more than 3,500 athletes, supporters and officials to the Central Okanagan.The games will have 27 events including archery, badminton, bocce, bridge, carpet bowling, cribbage, cycling, darts, dragon boat racing, equestrian, five pin bowling, floor curling, golf, horseshoes, ice curling, ice hockey, lawn bowling, mountain bike racing, pickleball, slo-pitch, soccer, squash, swimming, table tennis, tennis, track and field and whist.The Vernon 55-plus Senior Games are September 12-16. BC Seniors organizers are adding another event to the popular 55-plus Games with the introduction of Women’s 7-A-Side Soccer beginning this year in Vernon.So all those 55-plus female players, dig out the cleats and start training.“If you’re still an active soccer player, or used to play and can dig out some cleats, come join us for some friendly competition and lots of fun and camaraderie,” said the media press release.There are seven on the field at one time, one player who is a goalkeeper.Games are two 30 minute halves with unlimited substitutions.last_img read more

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