first_imgTHIS week was presentation time for Finn Valley’s young athletes and close to 300 parents and athletes turmed out at the club Centre for what was a simple yet effective community occassion.Acknowledging some 52 athletes that amassed 102 national championship medals during the past season Patsy McGonagle underlined the enormous voluntary imput by the various group leaders introducing them and asked them to make presentations to each medal winner.In addition team bags were handed out and all current athletes in this age range also received same the kind sponsorship contribution of Ann Marie Mc Geehin a club coach was mentioned on behalf of her company Rite Financial Solutions. It was also alluded to that the club had a representative in the Olympic Games in Tori Pena plus team manager a further 2 competitors in the world junior champs with international schools and Masters recognition.The year ahead will hopefully be an exciting challenge as both work on the training  track to achieve and the physical completion of swim pool is due with work to begin on an additional playing field due to begin April.The evening concluded with a social cuppa and refreshments and the parents who did turn out to show their appreciation were thanked.The progress of the current development was outlined to those present. The club feel it very important to underline both the coach contribution and the dedication of the young people in their care with the final word being that the basic requirement of all who become involved is that they should show respect and adopt a positive attitude and remembering that there is no substitute for working together. FINN VALLEY AC’S SPECIAL NIGHT FOR YOUNG ATHLETES was last modified: November 8th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:FINN VALLEY AC’S SPECIAL NIGHT FOR YOUNG ATHLETESlast_img read more

Stratton strikes first, Padres strike back as Giants fail to complete sweep

first_imgSAN DIEGO–With a violent swing of the bat, Giants pitcher Chris Stratton delivered the type of two-strike, two-out hit most of the club’s position players have struggled to produce this season.Stratton’s second-inning double cleared the bases as three of his teammates raced home to give the Giants the early lead.It was the perfect tone-setter for a team trying for a sweep. But Stratton soon found himself in a troubling situation, and he didn’t escape it in an 8-4 Giants loss.Those three runs …last_img

Quarterback deficient Redskins say they discussed Kaepernick; why he didn’t get a tryout

first_imgWashington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden said team personnel discussed giving quarterback Colin Kaepernick a tryout, the Associated Press reported Tuesday.Before you get all fired up, it’s not happening.“Not a lot of time to really get a brand new quarterback and new system installed and taught in a couple of days of practice,” Gruden told the AP. “So he’s been talked about and discussed, but we’ll probably go a different direction.”Hail to the Redskins. Mark Geragos, …last_img

William Kentridge live in Johannesburg

first_img19 August 2011World-renowned artist William Kentridge, working with a handful of extraordinary artists, will display his remarkable and varied talents during a two-week programme at Johannesburg’s Market Theatre as part of the city’s 2011 Arts Alive International Festival.Kentridge’s festival, Refuse The Hour, runs from 6 to 18 September. The programme, launched in Johannesburg on 11 August, is presented by the Market Theatre in association with the Goodman Gallery and the French Institute of South Africa.I Am Not Me, The Horse Is Not MineFirst up, on 6 and 7 September, is I Am Not Me, The Horse Is Not Mine, a theatrical monologue based on the Nikolai Gogol short story The Nose, in which a man wakes up one morning to find that his nose has escaped his face and is creating its own life.The monologue is one of the elements Kentridge developed while producing his interpretation of The Nose, which premiered in New York in 2010. “The show combines narration, video projection, vocals and instrumental soundtracks by Phillip Miller,” he said.It will be performed by Kentridge, who has taken the play to several countries, including Australia, Japan and Germany. It has also been seen in Cape Town; this is its first Johannesburg season.Telegrams From The NoseTelegrams From The Nose, from 8 to 10 September, presents a large-canvas painting by Kentridge, over which are projected shapes such as a human shadow; a small, black animated shape using cut-out paper; and geometric patterns evoking Russian constructivism, an artistic movement characterised by the use of industrial materials such as glass, sheet metal and plastic.During the projection, Francois Sarhan will read from the works of the Russian authors Gogol, Daniil Kharms and Dmitri Shostakovich.Following the projection, the imaginary alter-ego of Sarhan, Professor Henri-Jacques Glacon, will deliver a lecture.Playing On ImageFrom 12 to 14 September, Playing On Image will present a variety of music, film and performance work, including the music of Phillip Miller presented as a live concert, and the Kentridge films Journey To The Moon (2003), Medicine Chest (2001) and Dance Of The Rhino (2005).Dancing With DadaOn 16 to 18 September, Kentridge will collaborate with award-winning dancer and choreographer Dada Masilo in Dancing With Dada, a show incorporating “dance, live music, strange machines and projection” in which Masilo dances with Kentridge-created machines and/or sculptures.Dancing With Dada is the two artists’ first trial collaboration, and will see the two continue working together next year.“Dancing With Dada is an enormous project,” said Kentridge. “This is the beginning of us working together; we will see what happens when we combine her dance moves with what I do.”Masilo said working with Kentridge was a wonderful opportunity. “I did not know anything about fine arts, but I think it is great to just shift things a little bit,” she said.And it has inspired her: the dancer said she was going to collaborate with more artists in the future to broaden her knowledge of various arts.Cine-ConcertRefuse The Hour will conclude with a Cine-Concert at 3pm on 18 September, during which a selection of Gorge Melies’ French films will be screened, accompanied by narration in French and English.“We are very lucky to show the films of Gorge Melies as one of the components,” said Kentridge. “Melies was a great film maker and an innovator.”All shows start at 8pm at the Market’s Main Theatre. Tickets are available at the theatre and via for R150 each.Source: City of Johannesburglast_img read more