This winter season send your latch key kid to the slopes of Wolf Ridge Ski Resort.The Western North Carolina ski resort is unveiling a new after-school program perfect for skiers and snowboarders of all abilities between the ages of 8 and 17.The program will run on four Tuesday evenings in January from 5pm-10pm starting on January 10th. Each session will begin with a 90-minute lesson (5pm-6:30pm) followed by an open skiing and snowboarding session until the slopes close at 10pm. The goal of the program is to teach new skiers and snowboarders the basics, while allowing intermediate and advanced students to hone their skills under the trained eye of experienced instructors.No one is more thrilled about this new course than Will Powell, Wolf Ridge Program Coordinator and PSIA Certified Ski Instructor, who has a deep passion for all things snow. “I started skiing when I was 8 and I wanted to create a program that would let kids experience the excitement of the sport,” says Powell.The deadline to sign up for this program is December 31th. Payments can be made over the phone or in person through the group sales office. A limited number of spots are available.Participants can choose from two different packages:$125 for the program with ski and snowboard rentals$95 for the program (no rentals)Students may rent helmets for $10 per session and ski bibs for $15 per session. The restaurant at the base lodge will be open until 8pm serving dinner and snacks.For more info or to enroll in Wolf Ridge Ski Resort’s After School Program, call 1-800-817-4111.
Kenichi Yatsuhashi began life as Hearts of Oak coach with a hard fought 1-0 victory over New Edubiase at home.The tie was settled with a late Samuel Yaboah strike to give Hearts of Oak all three points on the dayHearts started with Mustapha Essuman, Richard Akrofi, Ibrahim Samudeen, and Kennedy Appiah but it was another debutant, Sam Yeboah, who came from the bench to bring smiles to the thousands of Hearts fans gathered at the Stadium.Hearts did most of the probing in the game but were left susceptible to the speed and counter of their opponents from Bekwai.Dreams FC opened their Premier league campaign with an impressive 1-0 away to fellow entrants Ebusua Dwarfs at the Robert Mensah Stadium.Johnson Owusu got the decisive goal on the nick of halftime to silence the noisy Cape Coast fans Dwarfs’ attempt to restore parity proved futile as Mozart Adjetey thwarted their efforts with series of top class saves.The brightest chance fell to striker Bright Lukman when he came one-on-one with Adjetey but he only managed to flufr his lines.Fellow debutants, Techiman City FC also fetched h a narrow 1-0 win over regional rivals Berekum Chelsea at Nana Ameyaw Park in Techiman.Ex-Chelsea attacker Issaka Ibrahim left it late to score the only goal of the game on his debut to send the home fans into wild jubilation.The Nana Ameyaw Park saw a large crowd on the day who trooped to watch Techiman City’s first Premier League game since 1986.The downside to this game was a horrific injury for Berekum Chelsea attacker Ashiwome Fumador who was taken off the pitch injured after an awkward landing. Striker Maxwell Baako scored a brace to power Wa All Stars to a commanding 3-0 win over visiting Sekondi Hasaacas at the Wa Park in the Ghana Premier League on Sunday.Maxwell Baako opened the scoring for All Stars in the 17th minute before Richard Arthur increased the tally for the on the 33rd minute mark.Baako returned from the break to score his brace to round off a comfortable victory for the Wa side.Ashantigold began their title defence with a 2-1 win over Medeama in ObuasiNuhu Fuseini and Alhassan Nuhu scored in between Bernard Ofori’s goal from the spot to hand the Miners a sweet revenge over Medeama.Alhassan Nuhu opened the scoring in the 36th minute before former teammate Bernard Ofori restored parity for Medeama through the spot kick.Nuhu Fuseini proved the winner when he scored a scorcher in the opening minutes of the second half.Bechem United defeated Liberty 2-0 at the Nana Gyeabour Park in Bechem.Yaw Arnol and Francis Afriyie scored to fetch the Bechem side an opening matchday victory.Afriyie applied a perfect technique to connect a free kick home midway through the first-half befor Arnol collected a ball from 25 yards to score a clinical effort. Inter Allies produced an effective display to see off title favourites Aduan 2-0 at the Tema Patk.Ropapa Mensah opened the scoring in the 19th minute before Ghana youth midfielder Isaac Twum scored a spectacular goal five minutes before the break.Aduana continue to struggle at Tema falling to a similar scoreline in last season’s league.–Follow Kweku on Twitter: @nana_odum. Get more updates on Facebook/Twitter with the #JoySports hashtag
(Source: klix.ba) The best B&H tennis player, Damir Džumhur, on the new ATP list of tennis player, now occupies 85th place, which is the best ranking in his career!After the excellent performance at the ATP tournament in Casablanca, Morocco, Džumhur moved up for two places compared to last week’s ranking.The best B&H tennis player ended his first performance on a tournament in Casablanca in the semifinals, by losing against Slovak Martin Kližan, who defeated Spaniard Daniel Gimeno-Traver with 2: 0 (6: 2, 6: 2) in the finals yesterday.The next stop for Damir is Turkish Mersin, where our best tennis player will try to defend the title he won last year.This result ensured participation for Džumhur at Roland Garros and Wimbledon as well.
“The precipitation and broad” which means Palm Beach County is only expected to be impacted by occasional showers, downpours, and gusty winds throughout Saturday, and spotty showers on Sunday, CBS12 reports. Tropical Storm Nestor is bearing down on the Florida Panhandle.The storm is packing heavy rain, high winds, and possible tornadoes.Tropical-storm and storm-surge warnings are posted along Florida’s west-central coast, and a tornado watch is in effect for much of central Florida until noon today.Nestor is about 80 miles west-southwest of Panama City and is expected to make landfall around midday.Daytona Beach has already broken its daily rainfall record today with over three inches.Tropical Storm Nestor is not expected to affect Palm Beach County as much, according to CBS12.
Authorities in Palm Beach County are currently searching for a woman who reportedly stopped a man while pretending to be an ICE agent and robbed him.The incident was reported on October 12 near the 700 block of 48th Street.The victim who is Hispanic says the woman ordered him to get into her newer Honda Accord, threatened him with deportation and then robbed him.She then released him and fled the scene. Authorities are now seeking to identify the woman. If you have any information about this case, you are asked to contact Palm Beach County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-458-TIPS.
A Miami Beach police officer has been arrested after an investigation found that he demanded payment from a civilian to ignore parking violations.Officials say the owner of a valet company contacted them after officer Dante Zirio began demanding $1,000 a month from the company in exchange for overlooking parking violations.During the investigation, the owner of the company met with Zirio and videotaped the exchange of $750.Zirio was then arrested on Saturday.He is now facing several charges including extortion, bribery and accepting an unlawful compensation.A disciplinary hearing is scheduled for Monday.While authorities believe Zirio may have acted alone, they are continuing their investigation to make sure no other officers where involved.
Facebook31Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Downtown Olympia AllianceDowntown Olympia’s Third Thursdays are a community celebration of Oly’s unique culture, art, food, music and shopping. The summer Third Thursdays — May through September — will also include block parties featuring live music and beverages from Northwest Beerwerks Beer Truck.The May 16 block party, located in the US Bank parking lot on the corner of 4th and Washington will run from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and will open with music by Lakota Dorris, followed by Broadway Olympia Productions and New Born Babies.Unique to the May 16 Third Thursday is the Friends Night Out fundraiser. Purchase a $15 passport and then visit the list of participating businesses — such as Bittersweet Chocolates, Radiance Herbs, Compass Rose and Captain Little Toy Store, to name a few — who will stamp your passport and give you a unique gift. Proceeds from the sale of the passports go to Community Youth Services a nonprofit supporting youth in Thurston County. Learn more about Friends Night Out here.Purchase passports online or on May 16 at the Olympia Downtown Alliance booth — set up from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. — in the US Bank parking. Every “Passport” also comes with a raffle entry for a prize package of gift certificates of participating retailers. Shoppers can earn more tickets with purchases at participating retailers. Passports are limited – only 250 available and are $15 each.A fun element of each Third Thursday is the Challenge Game! Stop by our info the corner of 4th & Washington and pick up a Challenge Game or pick up the Challenge Game at a Third Thursday business. Participants can visit each business to get another letter to solve the phrase of the month. Complete the phrase first and enter to win a prize! We love to see so many groups of friends and families return month after month to participate in the Challenge Game. Challenge Game prizes in May are from Three Magnets, Archibald Sisters and Hot Toddy.Here are a few downtown businesses that are participating in May:Archibald Sisters, Belleza Ropa, Bittersweet Chocolates, Browsers Bookshop, Captain Little, Chelsea Farms Oyster Bar, Childhood’s End Gallery, Compass Rose, Dillingers Cocktails and Kitchen, Gallery Boom, Hawley’s Gelato, Holy Lamb Organics, Hot Toddy, Radiance Herbs and Massage, State of the Arts Gallery, Three Magnets and Well 80 Brewhouse.WHAT: Olympia’s Third ThursdayWHEN: Thursday, May 16, 2019. The Olympia Downtown Alliance will host an info booth, located in the US Bank parking lot from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. The block party runs from 6 p.m. thru 9 p.m.WHERE: Olympia’s DowntownWHO: Presented by Providence Health Services and brought to the community by the Olympia Downtown Alliance and Mixx96 FM. For more information about Third Thursday events, contact Brit Kramer, (360) 481-5010 or [email protected] For more information about Olympia Downtown Alliance, contact Todd Cutts, (360) 357-8948 or [email protected] you to our Challenge Game sponsor, HomeStreet Bank!Thank you to our Third Thursday presenting sponsor, Providence!Thank you to our Radio partner, Mixx96 FM.About the Olympia Downtown AllianceWe work to channel the voice of the Downtown business community to compel action in both local and state government. The Alliance is taking on the following initiatives to accomplish this goal: Advocate for high-quality development Downtown | Advocate for improvements to the streetscape, including capital projects | Advocate for practices that lead to a clean, safe and welcoming Downtown. The Olympia Downtown Alliance does not discriminate in employment or the delivery of services and resources on the basis of age, sex, race, creed, color, sexual orientation, or national origin, or the presence of any physical, mental or sensory disability.