first_img Preview Buy Tickets Live Stats Watch Live Full Schedule Roster Matchup History The University of Toronto Varsity Blues men’s hockey team held off the Guelph Gryphons for a 3-1 victory on Saturday (Jan. 12) night at Varsity Arena.HOW IT HAPPENED: The Blues got off to a quick start. Aidan Wallace banked in his fourth goal of the season just over three minutes into the game. The Gryphons responded thanks to Connor Bramwell, who found the top corner at 14:21.The Blues took the lead for good in the final 10 seconds of the first. Toronto won an offensive zone faceoff and it ended with Matt Campagna sliding the puck by Guelph’s goalie Andrew Masters just before the buzzer.MHKY: Matt Campagna made a marvelous move in tight with 7 seconds left to hand the Blues the 2-1 lead over @guelph_gryphons after 20 minutes. Aidan Wallace scored the other goal for Toronto. WE ALL #BLEEDBLUE #WeAreTO— U of T Varsity Blues (@Varsity_Blues) January 13, 2019 Next Game: University of Windsor 1/18/2019 | 7:00 p.m. U of T maintained the lead the rest of the way. First-year forward Joey Manchurek added an empty netter in the final minute of the third.Toronto’s goalie Alex Bishop made 36 saves in the victory.UP NEXT: The Blues are back on the ice next Friday (Jan. 18) night, when they host the Windsor Lancers. Puck drop is scheduled for 7:00 p.m., at Varsity Arena.For more information, scores and highlights on your favourite U of T athletes and teams, please visit Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter, Instagram, SnapChat and Facebook for the latest and greatest in Varsity Blues intercollegiate athletics.  Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Harry Frazier, TV and movie Santa, dies at 77 in Valley

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Stage and screen actor Harry Frazier, whose full white beard helped him land Santa Claus roles in movies and commercials, has died. He was 77. Frazier died May 26 of complications from diabetes at the Motion Picture and Television Hospital in Woodland Hills, said Jaime Larkin, a spokeswoman for the hospital. He performed regularly in Shakespeare plays in Southern California and had leading roles in “The Tempest,” “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” and “Henry IV.” A memorial service will be held June 30 at the Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum in Topanga. last_img read more

CSUN tops in prepping Ph.D. pupils

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Burbank-based Warner Bros. Studios awarded its employees Scott Derek Gaba and Santo C. Rango Time Warner Inc.’s 25th annual Andrew Heiskell Community Service Award last week. For the last quarter-century, Time Warner has given the award to employees who’ve made exceptional contributions to public service. Gaba, a costumer for the studio facilities’ corporate archive department, co-founded Fresh Start, a sober-living home in Reseda. Fresh Start has grown from a single house for men to a facility for up to 18 men and 12 women. Rango, Warner Bros.’ travel operations coordinator, co-founded the Creative Planet School for the Arts, a private, nonprofit elementary school in Baldwin Park that offers accelerated academics and an after-school art program for low-income kids. Each winner gets $5,000, $3,000 of which goes to the nonprofit of his or her choice, and the other $2,000 as a personal honorarium. The award is named after Andrew Heiskell, the late former chairman and CEO of Time Inc. Actor Tony Danza awarded two scholarships totaling $6,000 last week to Serenity Pelayo and Brian Reynolds, seniors at Taft High School in Woodland Hills. Danza awards the scholarships every year in honor of Lamoun Thames, a Taft student stabbed to death by gang members outside the school in 1992. Thames’ family attended the event. The National Science Foundation recently ranked California State University, Northridge, second in the nation in preparing students to earn doctoral degrees in research fields, particularly sciences, according to a university statement released last week. Only California State University, Long Beach, graduated more students who went on to earn doctoral degrees between 1995 and 2004. Between 50 and 70 CSUN alumni earned doctoral degrees each year during that span. Furthermore, CSUN ranked first nationwide in preparing psychology doctorate recipients, a title it’s held consistently since 1991. CSUN was fourth in the nation in graduating students who went on to earn doctorates in the social sciences. It also came sixth in preparing science and engineering doctorates and tenth in biological sciences. To commemorate Hunger Awareness Month, Albertson’s Inc. gave $30,000 Wednesday to the Valley Food Bank for food donations to the needy. The donation, raised from Food for All contributions by shoppers, was based on a “Dash for the Hungry” at the Albertsons in Granada Hills. The dash competition pitted three teams vying to load the most groceries into carts in five minutes. Participants included two-member teams from Councilwoman Wendy Greuel’s office, Valley Food Bank of North Hollywood and the media, including KABC Channel 7 and the Daily News. Valley Food Bank is a member of the Rescue Mission Alliance. The scholarships have gone each of the past 14 years to two students who wouldn’t otherwise get a chance to go to college. Pelayo and Reynolds earned the scholarships for exceeding academically while enduring financial hardship. Pelayo has been accepted at California State University, San Francisco, and Reynolds at Temple University in Philadelphia.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

‘I still haven’t made my peace with Gary Neville’, Harry Redknapp tells talkSPORT

first_img 3 Redknapp coached a host of class players during his spell in charge at White Hart Lane “We finished fourth, fourth and fifth and we had good players and played some great football.“I had Gareth Bale, Luka Modric, Ledley King, players like that and I felt we could have pushed on and finished higher the following year.“So to say they were rubbish teams, to label people as spineless and useless, I thought it was a disgrace to say that.“Ledley King was getting off the treatment table and you’ve never seen a knee like it. His knee would be like a balloon all week and he’d come out and play on a Saturday. To call him spineless… Gary Neville is ‘an absolute disgrace’ for Spurs comments, blasts RedknappMan United legend in brutal response to ‘do your homework’ rantRedknapp still annoyed with Neville: ‘He’s not man enough to admit he’s wrong’ The jungle king returned to talkSPORT on Wednesday for the first time since winning ‘I’m a Celebrity‘ and was asked if he has made his peace with Neville. He told Jim White: “No, not really. No.“I’ve not had a chat with him. I haven’t spoken to him, nope.“I just thought what he said was a load of crap.“I’m not going to sit back and let him say that.“How can he say that about the last 30 years? I only know about the team I managed at Tottenham and that was a good team. 3 3center_img “Listen, Manchester United went to Southampton and got beat 6-3 one day when Fergie was manager- it happens in football.“I thought we played fantastic football during that period. You look through that team I had, it was full of quality players with character. We had Scott Parker who was a great competitor, we had Crouchy, we had Rafa van der Vaart – it was a very, very good team and I was proud to manage them.”Listen back to a clip of Harry Redknapp on talkSPORT above! Harry Redknapp has told talkSPORT he has not yet made his peace with Gary Neville after the Manchester United legend’s ‘disgraceful’ comments about Tottenham Hotspur.The pair were involved in a back-and-forth on the talkSPORT airwaves and social media channels last month following Spurs’ 1-0 defeat to Manchester City in the Premier League.The Sky Sports pundit said Tottenham teams over the last 30 years have been ‘spineless’, ‘flaky’ and ‘pathetic’ – and Harry took it rather personally.The former manager phoned into the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to hit back at the ex-Man United defender, and Neville then responded with a cheeky message on Twitter. But that only enraged Redknapp even more, who came back on air to have another pop at his comments.And it seems the two have not made up since. Gary Neville continued the row on Twitter Harry Redknapp was not happy about Neville’s comments last_img read more

Anger as anti-abortion crosses found dumped in Donegal countryside

first_imgHundreds of crosses used as part of an abortion protest campaign have been left to litter the Donegal countryside.An anti-abortion group spend hours placing more than 10,000 of the wooden crosses along a 15km stretch of road between Derry and Donegal last May in the lead up to the country’s Abortion Referendum.The group along with Donegal County Council removed many of the crosses which some drivers had claimed to be a distraction. But now hundreds of the crosses have been found buried in ditches along the busy roadside.Local county councillor Paul Canning found many of the crosses hidden along grass verges while taking part in a clean-up today.Some of the wooden crosses found buried in ditches today.He said he appreciated that everyone had their opinion on the Referendum which took place on May 25th last.But he said there was simply no excuse for anyone who littered the countryside. He explained “Out on our Saturday morning litter pick we decided to concentrate on the main road from Newtowncunningham to Manorcunningham. It was a lovely morning for the job.“But it was so disappointing to see after all these weeks that the little white crosses have been bundled up and shoved deep into the ditches in numerous places along this main road.“I appreciate people having concerns about our constitution but our environment matters too. I would appeal to the people that put up these crosses to kindly have them removed from our ditches.”Anger as anti-abortion crosses found dumped in Donegal countryside was last modified: October 9th, 2018 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:abortionCllr Paul Canningcrossesdonegallast_img read more

Mavericks Barbers: The cropped fringe is in!

first_imgThe men’s hair experts at Mavericks Barbershop Letterkenny show off a trending new look – and five of the best ways to get it:The festive season is here and in Mavericks the cropped, yes “cropped” fringe is still killing it. Textured style on top with the ever fashionable fade.  It is still as big as ever. It is quite a bold fringe and you could argue one dimensional but there is still loads of hair to work with right around the rest of the head to create an individual style with. Today we are showing you some variations of the cropped fringe hair cut!Medium fade, textured on top, cropped fringe.Cropped Fringe at Mavericks Barbershop LetterkennyThis version of the cropped fringe was produced with a lot of texture on top and some volume added to for good measure. The look was complete with a 0.5  medium fade which was dropped at the back and finished with a smooth transition. Styled with Mavericks salt spray and Dapper Dan Matt Paste. Barber Ronan. High fade, diamond top.Cropped Fringe at Mavericks Barbershop LetterkennyThis hairstyle has real appeal right now the high fade is a sharp no missing about hairstyle. The top styled in a diamond fashion can be created on short to medium hair. It is styled using Mavericks salt spray and Mavericks deluxe pomade. Barber Darwyn. Medium fade with cropped fringe.Cropped Fringe at Mavericks Barbershop LetterkennyThis hair cut was produced to highlight the strong bold crop fringe, it’s the statement in this haircut. With a cropped cut on top slightly textured sitting neatly on top of a high fade, this one is a real classic lately. We are producing this haircut, non-stop at the moment. Styled with Mavericks shaping paste. Barber Scott. High fade, textured on top.Cropped Fringe at Mavericks Barbershop LetterkennyThis cropped fringe look was created using a 5 layered approach in order to achieve great detail in the finish. It continues into a textured top with a high zero fade on the sides and back. Style with Mavericks volume styling powder. Barber JP. Medium fade, loads of texture on top & a crop fringe.Cropped Fringe at Mavericks Barbershop LetterkennyAnother haircut with lots of texture and volume on top. Styled with Mavericks salt spray. Barber Ronan.The cropped fringe and the textured top seems to be what is in right now lads, but don’t be afraid to try something different. The Mavericks are always on hand and will give you’re their advice on what is possible for you. We love to see a guy come in and try and change it up. For more information or advice call in to us at Mavericks Traditional Barbershop, Lower Main Street, Letterkenny. Mavericks Traditional Barbershop is located at Larkins Lane, Lower Main Street LetterkennyAlso, you can catch up with us on Facebook  ( and follow us on Instagram (maverickstraditionalbarbershop) Snapchat @MAVERICKSTBS or Twitter…Mavericks Barbers: The cropped fringe is in! was last modified: December 7th, 2018 by Mavericks BarbersShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Barbershopcropped fringemavericks barbershopmen’s hairlast_img read more

Disney Heroines Collection at Uniqlo

first_imgThis is just another reason to shop the affordable offerings at Uniqlo next time you’re in Disney Springs.What do you think of these designs? Are you a fan of Uniqlo? Let us know in the comments. Share This!Uniqlo is offering an adorable line of girls’ tees with Disney Heroine artwork. These shirts are available at the Uniqlo store at Disney Springs, online, and at some other Uniqlo locations. Each is priced at a reasonable $9.90.The collection includes designs featuring Ariel, Anna & Elsa, Cinderella, Belle, Minnie Mouse, and some multi-character combinations.last_img read more

SA best spot in world for solar park

first_imgAccording to Ira Magaziner, chairperson of the Clinton Climate Change Initiative, the Northern Cape province has one of the best solar radiation indexes in the world. (Image: Nicky Rehbock) South Africa’s giant solar park will use a combination of technologies which will be able to meet peak and baseload power demands. (Image: Wikimedia Commons) MEDIA CONTACTS • Bheki Khumalo Department of Energy spokesperson +27 12 444 4270RELATED ARTICLES • SA to produce more solar energy • Light for Africa • World’s longest solar race in SA • Plastic-bag billboard a world reporterSouth Africa is planning to build a R150-billion (US$21.8-billion) solar park in the Northern Cape province which, according to a pre-feasibility study, has some of the best solar radiation conditions in the world.This is according to Ira Magaziner, chairperson of the Clinton Climate Change Initiative, which is partnering with the government to bring the park on line.At a recent press briefing in Johannesburg, Magaziner said the study found that the strong and consistent sunshine in the province, large tracts of suitable and available land and proximity to electrical transmission points made it the ideal location for a solar park.Further advantages include the availability of water from the nearby Orange River and easy access to a good road network and airport.The park will be set up in sections over the next nine years, but the first portion could be operational as early as 2012.Park spinoffsMagaziner was in South Africa for the official announcement of the Solar Park Investors’ Conference planned for 28 to 29 October this year. The conference will be key to securing finance for the project – most of which is hoped to come from the private sector.The multibillion-rand facility will be built over thousands of hectares and provide 5 000 megawatts (five gigawatts) of power, which will be fed into the national electricity grid.Considering that one of the largest solar parks in the world today, the Olmedilla Photovoltaic Park in Spain, generates 60 megawatts of power on a sunny day, the South African version will be in another league.The spinoffs of such a large-scale development are job creation, greater demand for locally manufactured solar components and a more stable power supply – which will also be kinder on the environment as there will be less dependence on fossil fuels.Solar power has been slow on the uptake in the past, as South Africa has largely used its vast coal seams to produce electricity. But with coal being an expendable resource, and coal-fired plants being heavy pollutants, solar is fast becoming a viable alternative.  Because the South African solar park will use technology that is able to meet peak and baseload power demands, it will also help relieve pressure on the national grid.With rapid economic expansion and a growing population, the country has to create an additional 40 000 megawatts of power over the next 20 years, according to the Department of Energy. But it can’t do this by relying on only one source, hence the department’s decision to turn to a mix of energies – coal, nuclear and renewables – which include solar.Solar to eventually rival coal and nuclearAccording to Magaziner, the global solar industry is still in its infancy, with less than 25 gigawatts of installed generation capacity worldwide, but this should change over the next decade.Increased use of new, improved technology and appropriate government policy could make the price of solar competitive with fossil fuel-fired power, he added.Unlike coal-fired or nuclear stations, large-scale solar plants can be built in increments, spreading the cost over time. Once operational, they are very cheap to operate, Magaziner said.By 2020 solar power should be less expensive than it is today, as there are opportunities to cut costs through engineering improvements. In contrast, the cost of coal-fired power is likely to increase, as the technology is mature and fossil fuels price hikes are likely.last_img read more


first_imgDay 1Arrival Day 2Welcome cocktailMinister Collins Chabane: Minister in the PresidencyInternational Marketing Council Day 3CommutaNet tour of JohannesburgExperience by a South African favorite lunchTopic Energy and Transport: visit to SasolPark StationBoard a train to DurbanDinner with guest speakerWine / whiskey tasting and entertainment Day 4Durban Port for tour by boat of harborTopic: Energy and transportMoses Mabida stadium visit Day 5Richards Bay per busVisit Community Project en routeTopic: Tourism in South AfricaDinner at game reserve and game drive Day 6Richards Bay MineralsRichards Bay PortOR Tambo  International AirportGautrainTopic : “Geared for Growth”Dinner with economic knowledge leaders Day 7Experience SA’s TaxiCompetition CommissionJohannesburg Stock ExchangeDesigningSA: Panel discussion Day 8Apartheids MuseumFlower farmSowetoSA Beer tasting << Back to Media Tour 2010last_img read more

A hefty boost for conservation

first_imgThe 10-year-old Jessica, who hasdeveloped a strong bond with herfoster family, is helping to furtherresearch into her species.(Image: Jessica’s Place)MEDIA CONTACTS • Tonie JoubertUp close with Jessica Hippo+27 15 795 5249Mark ReidShe appeared on the Oprah Winfrey show in 2010, and is an icon in Japan and Korea. Starring in over 70 documentaries and television shows, she has her own website and Facebook page, and thousands of adoring fans worldwide.One could be forgiven for mistaking her for a Hollywood starlet, but this young girl from Hoedspruit in Limpopo province, South Africa, is a hippopotamus named Jessica who is highlighting the need for conservation of her kind.Jessica was a star at the tender age of two, when she appeared in her first film, the locally produced big screen hit Mr Bones. Since then, the 10-year-old has delighted and educated television audiences of the National Geographic and Animal Planet channels, and has featured in various television programmes both locally and internationally.Jessica’s world renown, and her status as an international star, is fostering a new awareness of her species, and conservation as a whole.The hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibious) is classified as vulnerable on the Red List of the International Union for Conservation of Nature. After the elephant, the hippo is the largest living mammal on land. The name is derived from the ancient Greek, meaning “river horse”.Hippos are amphibious creatures, graceful in water and deceptively quick on land, able to reach speeds of 60 kph. Once prolific from the Nile delta to the Cape, they are now mostly confined to protected areas.Better hippo conservation neededIn contrast to other large land mammals, very little is known about these hefty animals, as they can be aggressive and are notoriously difficult to study.This is where Jessica is making a difference.Most biologists are keen to take blood samples of the animals they study. Large animals must be tranquillised first, but this is not easy in the case of hippos. The creatures forage on land in the night, which makes it hard to track and dart them. During the day they wallow in their favourite waterhole or mud pool, and here they can’t be darted or they would drown.Although hippos are killed for meat, and to a lesser extent out of fear, a lack of knowledge of the species remains the biggest challenge to their conservation.If the extinction of the hippo is to be prevented, certain steps must be taken. This would include protecting their natural environment, counteracting poaching and gathering and sharing more accurate information.Although she can hardly be called typical of the species in terms of her upbringing, Jessica has been monitored over the years to get a better understanding of hippo behavioural and growth patterns. This information is then passed on to scientists and wildlife programmes.One important discovery, in which Jessica played a role, revealed that hippos communicate with each other under water in a similar manner to that of dolphins and whales.When analysed, her DNA pointed to the fact that the hippo’s closest living relatives are whales and dolphins. Jessica’s DNA is also being used in further tests to unlock the secrets of her species.Gaining valuable informationWith visitors streaming to her Hoedspruit home, owned by her foster parents Tonie and Shirley Joubert, and a growing worldwide fan base, Jessica plays an important role in bringing attention to hippos and their plight throughout Africa.The attention and interest generated around her facilitates the valuable spread of positive information through wildlife portals, as well as blogs and various social media sites. This awareness will soon be taken a step further, as a partnership with local wildlife film specialists Africam will see the installation of streaming video cameras on the farm.Looking to the future, the Jouberts are hoping that, with Jessica now at a suitable weight and in the puberty stage, a pod of little Jessicas is a promising prospect. This will open new doors of discovery and research into how hippos nurse and raise their young.Gentle giantIn early 2000 the province of Limpopo was one of the regions devastated by a five-week spell of heavy rain. People in neighbouring Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Swaziland were also severely affected.The unrelenting rain caused the mighty Limpopo River to rise to its highest levels in 15 years, and eventually burst its banks in places.Washed away by the flood only hours after birth, a traumatised Jessica was found by retired game ranger Tonie Joubert on his farm near the Kruger National Park.He took her home and nursed her back to health, and she soon became one of the family. Jessica’s bond with the farm dogs is particularly strong.Over the years as a game ranger, Joubert has cared for many orphaned animals. He has raised lions, leopards, elephants, buffalo and many antelope species and returned them all to the wild, but said he has never come across an animal quite as unique as this young hippo.“She is gentle and genuinely kind,” said Joubert, “and has never shown any signs of aggression.”Jessica has never been fenced in or kept in a pen, and is free to roam the land and rivers in the area, grazing serenely with neighbouring wild hippos. Grass makes up the bulk of her diet, although it is supplemented with sweetcorn, beetroot and her favourite treat, sweet potatoes.She also drinks up to 40 litres of sweetened rooibos (red bush) tea a day.Tourist attractionVisitors to the farm first watch a video of Jessica’s story and can then spend time interacting with her. They are allowed to feed her and spoil her with rooibos tea.The farm is open seven days a week for day visitors and for those wanting to spend a bit longer in the bush, a handful of self catering units offer cozy accommodation.More information can be obtained from Jessica’s official website, which also has an online store where various items are available.Not only has Jessica’s fame helped her species, but indirectly she also adds value to her community. According to Joubert, Jessica indirectly contributes up to R2-million (US$296 000) a year to the local economy.+27 (0)15 795-5249last_img read more