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NPSS Track And Field Team Members Set Personal Bests At Provincials

first_imgNANAIMO, B.C. – For the first time in twenty three years, a track and field team from North Peace Secondary competed at the BC High School Track & Field Provincial Championships this past weekend.Nine NPSS students competed in a wide range of events from athletics, to discus and javelin. On the girls’ side, Jaston Stockall placed 31st in the 400m sprint, and 31st in long jump. Jessica Telizyn managed 27th in the high jump, and 28th in women’s hurdles.On the boys’ side: long distance specialist Bailey Haugen managed to place 10th in the 1,500 m, and medaled in the 3000 m after finishing in 8th overall. Chad Singh placed 15th in the long jump, and 18th in 100 m sprint. Jacob Lang also competed in the 100 metre dash, placing in 34th spot. In addition, Lang ended up 16th in the high jump, and 30th in the 200 m sprint.- Advertisement -Adam Bowie was another of NPSS’ high jumpers, placing in 26th spot along with placing 27th in javelin, and 33rd in long jump. Among the field contestants, Matthew Newth placed 21st in discus.Back on the track, Aiden Craig-Steele took 17th spot in the 800 m sprint, 26th in the 1500 m steeplechase, and 29th in the Junior Men’s 400 m sprint. Reid Jacobs placed 23rd in the 800 m sprint. Jr. Boys 4×100 Relay team,comprised of Craig-Steele on the starting blocks, Newth 2nd, Jacobs 3rd, and Singh as anchor placed 19th. Jacob Lang and Adam Bowie wait for their high jump event to begin. Photo credit: Sheldon Steele Jacob Lang and Adam Bowie wait for their high jump event to begin. Photo credit: Sheldon Steele Jacob Lang in action during the high jump event. Photo credit: Sheldon Steele Jacob Lang in action during the high jump event. Photo credit: Sheldon Steele The NPSS 4x100 metre relay team. Left to right: Aiden Craig-Steele, Matthew Newth, Chad Singh, Reid Jacobs. Photo credit: Sheldon Steele The NPSS 4×100 metre relay team. Left to right: Aiden Craig-Steele, Matthew Newth, Chad Singh, Reid Jacobs. Photo credit: Sheldon Steele Aiden Craig-Steele passing to Matthew Newth in the Junior 4x100 metre relay. Photo credit: Sheldon Steele Aiden Craig-Steele passing to Matthew Newth in the Junior 4×100 metre relay. Photo credit: Sheldon Steelelast_img read more

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Free financial help from iMali Matters

first_img9 September 2010Free, face-to-face, personal advice and assistance with anything financial – from debt issues to bank accounts, wills, taxes, car purchases and burial societies – is now available, with no strings attached, from a new venture called iMali Matters.A joint venture between the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), the Credit Ombud, FinMark Trust and African Bank, the Money Advice Association – trading as iMali Matters – aims to give South African consumers free, informed advice on money matters across the consumer spectrum.“Lack of education in financial matters and knowing where to go when things go wrong are just some of the issues that affect many South Africans,” iMali Matters states on its website.“With approximately 13-million unbanked or incorrectly banked South Africans, there is a great need to assist people in gaining knowledge to make the correct choices about their money.”Three pilot advice centres have recently opened – in Wynberg, Cape Town, in central Durban, and in Germiston.iMali Matters contacts, advice centresEach centre, according to The Star, is staffed by two expert counsellors “who will not only deal with individual cases, but [also] conduct free workshops and lectures on topics most needed in their areas”.Each centre will also be equipped to provide a phone-in service to complement the walk-in service.Imali Matters offers advice on specific needs, such as savings, signing contracts, taking insurance, inheritance, budgeting, financial products, getting the best deal, understanding account statements (including interest and charges), and understanding credit bureaus and reports.Members of the public can also visit iMali Matters for redress on issues such as defaults, legal action, over-indebtedness, emolument attachment orders, overcharging, defective products, harmful business practices and unlawful contracts.Visits will, “unless countered by the consumer, include a needs analysis of the consumer’s financial health … with specific and general guidance,” iMali Matters states on its website.The advice offered, Credit Ombud Manie van Schalkwyk told The Star, “will be unbiased, not based on any brand or institution, and will not result in a sale. We have our own brand – iMali Matters – and will not be linked to any commercial venture.”The pilot project, according to the Money Advice Association, will test the feasibility of offering money advice to low-income people in South Africa, working in urban areas to begin with. Funding for the pilot project is being provided by the Financial Education Fund and African Bank.SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

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Geocaching Connections: Associations and Clubs

first_img SharePrint RelatedOne Woman’s Journey Brings Physical Geocaches to National ParksDecember 8, 2010In “Community”Geocacher of the Month Nominees – Add Your CommentsAugust 12, 2011In “Community”Featured Geocacher of the Month Award WinnersAugust 25, 2011In “Community” Four eyes see more geocaches than two. Many hands fumbling under benches, in nooks, and crevices are more likely to make the grab. A difficult puzzle is solved more easily with combined brain power. If you took our Geocaching Quiz and learned you are a Social Butterfly, chances are that you know the advantages that come with geocaching in a group. But finding someone to go geocaching with can sometimes be difficult, especially when just starting out. Luckily, there are geocaching organizations and associations all around that world that connect geocachers to other local geocachers, strengthen the local and global geocaching community, help beginners get into the game, and so, so much more.To learn what it means to be a part of a geocaching group, we asked two geocaching associations, Washington State Geocaching Association (WSGA) in the United States and Geopt.org in Portugal to share a little bit about what they do.Washington State Geocaching Association (WSGA)GeoArt created by the WSGAWSGA was founded in 2002 when 19  geocachers learned that geocaching would be banned in all Washington State Parks. (But don’t worry. Thanks to WSGA, geocaches are still allowed in Washington State Parks and there is now an official Washington State Parks Centennial GeoTour.) Since then, the association has grown to almost 500 members. Abby Wolfe, President of the WSGA, says, “We work with parks at all levels (city, county, state, federal) to promote geocaching as a beneficial, family-oriented activity through our highly regarded Park Liaison Program and CITO activities.” Their efforts continue to nurture successful  partnerships with parks and allow geocaching in most parts of the state.The organization in Washington also hosts events, meet and greets, and organizes special outings such as an annual Summer Campout.WSGA also functions as the local news for geocachers. Geocachers in Washington can stay updated on geocaching events in their area by following WSGA on Facebook. If you are a Washingtonian geocacher and want to become a member, you can join on this website.Geopt.org (Portugal)Soccer and geocaching mix well: Mini-Super Liga Geopt 2013.Geopt.org, Portugal’s equivalent to the WSGA, has collected an impressive 6442 registered members since being established in 2010. This accounts for approximately 30% of the Portuguese geocaching community.Gustavo Vidal, Vice-President of Geopt.org, describes the work of the Portuguese geocaching association: “Our organization has a Geocaching portal at www.geopt.org, where you can find all our activities. We have a Geocaching discussion forum, an online TV network (www.geopt.tv) where we play Geocaching vídeos and broadcast live some of our main events, and where we give annual awards to the owners of the best Portuguese caches, or the Mini-Super Liga, a soccer tournament with geocachers from allover the country.” The club also releases the free GeoMagazine and provides discounts for their members in Geocaching and adventure shops or camping parks.The sense of community geocaching organizations offer can be a great help for new geocachers and old pros alike, and are an easy way to make new geocaching friends. You can find a geocaching group in your area in the geocaching forums or by searching for your location and “geocaching organisation” online. Other words to search for are ”geocaching club” or “geocaching association”.Are you part of a geocaching association? Please send us your contact information through this form!Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

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