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THE MIX: Your guide to the weekend and beyond

first_imgEvergreen Jazz Festival July 28-30 throughout Evergreen. Three-day passes start at $100; single-day tickets range from $30 to $55 before June 30. Call 303-697- 5467 or visit evergreenjazz.org.Their teaser sums it up best: “Big tal- ent. Small venues. Great setting.” What started out in 1999 as a birthday party for Evergreen resident and former Denver Jazz Club President Sterling Nelson has morphed into one of the region’s premier showcases of local and statewide jazz tal- ent. But considering that jazz is the epito- me of cool, it’s no wonder a laid-back burg like Evergreen could play the perfect host for all the cool jazz cats and kittens alike.Fair game The annual Arapahoe County Fair, July 27-July 30. Arapahoe County Fairgrounds Event Center, 25690 E. Quincy Ave. 303-795-4955 ArapahoeCountyFair. org $10-$20.It’s everything you want it to be. Craft beer festival. Mutton bustin’. Fair food. Music. Amusement rides. Midway. And this year? Boots Not Suits kick-off dinner. So many animals. Rodeo and more round this out to be the quintessential fair game of the summer.Underground Music Showcase July 27-30 in the Baker Neighborhood, Denver. Four-day passes are $55 plus $9 booking fee. Four-day passes during the event are $75 plus $10.27 in booking fees.If live music is your jam, the UMS is the crown jew- el of the Denver music scene, offering almost 200 dif- ferent bands at 16 venues over four days. Musical acts range from major label artists like Esme Patterson to up-and-coming bands that you might not have heard of yet — but who might become the next big thing to come out of the Mile High city. Showcase goers can wander down South Broadway in Denver, alternat- ing between folk acts playing in a tattoo shop to punk bands blasting out eardrums in a dive bar.Buffalo Bill Days July 27-30 in Golden. Free. www.buffalobilldays.comEven before he died — and hey, maybe we shouldn’t even assume that particular fact is 100-percent accurate — BuffaloBill Cody was the sort of western legend whose reputation seemed to mix fact and fiction from time to time. But while the details about the famed gunslinger might be debatable, the fact that Golden puts on a helluva party to celebrate the man isn’t up for debate. For four days in late July, kicking off with a July 27 golf tournament at Applewood Golf Course, the town at the foot of the Rockies celebrates Cody with plenty of food, music and enthralling — if not quite always accurate — storytelling.Colorado Dragon Boat Festival July 29- 30 at Sloan’s Lake, Denver. Free.Even if the temperature hovers near triple digits, and the sun radiating off the blacktop makes it feel even hotter than that, you’ll still be glad you made the trek to the west side of Denver for the annual Col- orado Dragon Boat Festival. It might not be because the races themselves — paddlers in perfect sync propelling their boats across the urban lake — though that’s always a sight worth seeing. It’s the food. Asian cui- sine from around the metro convenes on this stretch of land to serve up some of the finest grub you’ll find. So while you might feel like your feet are melting to the black top, you’ll decide it was worth it once you bite into that steaming plate of pad Thai or those tasty Monkey Balls.last_img read more

Sporting icons Manika Batra and Rishabh Pant to woo Delhi voters for the Lok…

first_imgAdvertisement y30tbNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsn32Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E654( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 6i5vWould you ever consider trying this?😱qijcCan your students do this? 🌚fmkRoller skating! Powered by Firework Delhi Chief Electoral Officer Ranbir Singh has roped in sporting icons Manika Batra and Rishabh Pant to woo Delhi voters for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. It is expected that more people will engage themselves in the parliamentary exercise after the sporting icons encourage them to do so. Neither Manika Batra nor Rishabh Pant will be campaigning for any political party while speaking to the public through radio and video messages.Advertisement Rishabh Pant and Manika Batra will encourage Delhi voters to vote in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections (Image Credits- Bridge)“This year there are a total of 1.39 crore voters in the city- 62,35,814 female, 76,61,68 male, and 647 transgender voters namely. The sports icons have been roped in to spread awareness among the voters. Our effort will be to increase the total vote percentage this year from last time’s 65.02 percent,” said Ranbir Singh.Manika Batra is the highest-ranked female table tennis player in India, ranked at 47th. She won the Gold medal in women’s singles at the 2018 Commonwealth Games. Rishabh Pant recently played for India against Australia in the 4th ODI where he scored 36 runs from 24 balls. However, his poor show behind the wickets helped Australia to tie the series 2-2.Advertisement Both Rishabh Pant and Manika Batra are residents of Delhi and their words of wisdom should increase the number of voters in the national capital. Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Mallards Team of the Week — Friends of Pulpit Rock Fun Run Team

first_imgFriends of Pulpit Rock held its second annual Pulpit Rock Fun Run/Hike Sunday on Elephant Mountain. Travis Hauck and Jaclyn Dexter won the men’s and women’s races, respectively.However, the big winner on the day was the trails to Pulpit Rock that will benefit from the funds raised during the day.Mallard’s Source for sports would like to salute the organizers and racers with Team of the Week honours.The group includes, John Boulanger, Keiran Marchand, Kim Poole, Nelson Rocha, Darren Yanke, Jaclyn Dexter, Travis Hauck, Chris Kolmel, Dave St.Denis, Mike Scands, Pania Shames, Richard Marchand and a few others.A shout out to sponsors Vince DeVito’s Specialty Footwear and Gerick Cycle and Ski.last_img read more

Brayden Hellekson wins Bronze Medal at Canada Winter Games

first_imgWho says Kootenay Boys aren’t tough.Brayden Hellekson proved it, and then some, after stopping Seamus of Newfoundland with a second-round technical knockout to capture the Bronze Medal at the Canada Winter Games Thursday in Red Deer, AB. Team BC’s Hellekson, who trains with the Nelson Boxing Club, earlier defeated Quinn Neald of Saskatchewan by Decision in the consolation round of Canada Winter Games Boxing.Hellekson, the 2019 Provincial Champion, is representing BC in the 178-pound class. He opened by beating Alberta’s Josh Peck by referee stoppage after the first round. Peck retired in the corner after absorbing several hard punches during the round.In the semi-final round, Hellekson lost a close decision to Isiah Haya from New Brunswick. Hellekson knocked Haya down in the first round, but the Maritime fighter came back strong in the final two rounds to win the decision.Meanwhile, Nelson’s Keiran Marchand, who competes for the Whistler Nordic Development Centre in Biathlon, placed 11th Tuesday in the 10-kilometer pursuit.Marchand opened the Games Sunday, finishing 12th overall in the 7.5-kilometre men’s sprint.Reece Hunt of Nelson, part of the Team BC, begins play Sunday as Women’s Hockey opens up play. Hockey will be played at the downtown and Kinex Arenas along with the Centrium in Red Deer. Team BC had their highest finish ever, winning the silver medal in 1991. B.C. finished sixth at the last Canada Winter Games held in Prince George in 2015.last_img read more

“Nothing to Laugh About 10” opens tonight @ NCC

first_imgThe wait is finally over and it is now time for four nights of non-stop laughter when the theatrical production, “Nothing to Laugh About 10” is hosted at the National Cultural Centre.The local comedy production opens this evening and will run for four days.In an interview with Guyana Times Entertainment, producer of the comedy production, Maria Benschop expressed her delight in the successful staging of the show for the last 10 years.As such, she revisited the moment it all stated and shared the concept from which “Nothing to Laugh About” was birthed. “We are based on situations that are indeed nothing to laugh about, but after the fact, when you may have gotten over the anger, hurt or pain, you can look back at it and find it funny. That’s what we do, we take ordinary situations that are not otherwise funny and show the humour in it,” expressed the long standing producer.This year’s production is guaranteed to be a grand showdown as the team celebrates their 10th anniversary with comedy beyond expectation.The spectacle will include a series of plot twists blended into the presentations, as well as flamboyant costumes to match every character as the cast zooms in on political and other events occurring throughout the year to add to their humorous twists.Taking the stage this weekend will be some well-known faces in comedy, as the list includes Michael Ignatious, Leza “Radika” Singh, Linden “Jumby” Jones, Mark Kazim, Mark Luke Edwards and the famous Sir Kerwin Mars, among others.“Nothing to Laugh About 10” is dubbed a family experience as the entertainment is set for both young and old.Tickets for this event are tagged at $1000, $1500, $2000 and are available at the National Cultural Centre, Nigel Supermarket, Elegance Jewellery and Pawn Shop, Payless Variety Store, Gizmoz and Gadgets and the Giftland Mall.last_img read more

CPL 2017!

first_img“Rally, rally round the Amazon WarriorsNever say neverPretty soon the runs are going to flow like water”– adapted from David Rudder, “Rally Round the West Indies”Cricket’s always been one of the things that has brought us together as a Caribbean people – never mind that it’s the source of some of the fiercest arguments you can imagine. Now that the Caribbean Premiere League (CPL) is back – and we’re all rallying around our own Guyana Amazon Warriors to raise the trophy this year.One of the many things that I really like about this tournament is that some young, local cricketers are getting a chance to play. This opportunity will both give them an opportunity to experience what it’s like playing with and against international players and also a chance to shine and be recognised. With the other tournaments like the IPL, CLT20, and Australia’s Big Bash, there are so many new players that impress us who eventually make it onto the national team. Hopefully the same will happen for the West Indies; we’ll discover some new talent to revive the current team that seems to be unfortunately lost in the doldrums.With the CPL we’re rooting for our country – GUYANA! The Guyana Amazon Warriors are OUR TEAM!!! It’s Guyana versus Trinidad, or Guyana vs Barbados – not West Indies against the rest of the world. It’s a powerful thing, this nationalistic feeling – I’m getting chills just sitting down writing about it, remembering what it was like when our Warriors kept winning over the last four years. It’s a whole new adrenaline rush when it’s your country’s team that wins. It’s your country’s flag that you’re waving; your country’s colours that the players are wearing; it’s you, the Guyanese people who are being represented. All within the Caribbean family of course!In Guyana, we don’t have trouble ensuring sold-out matches with a jam-packed stadium, we’re always starved for more cricket. I’ll bet my bottom dollar this set of matches in the CPL will be the same. Did you notice even in Florida it’s mostly expat Guyanese who show up?We Guyanese know that the CPL is a wonderful opportunity for families or friends to hang out together to enjoy a sport that’s brought together so many generations of sport enthusiasts. And we’ll show up to cheer on our boys.There’s this indescribable feeling of pride you get when you’re looking at your home team play. Never mind all of the players on the team aren’t Guyanese:  they’re wearing our uniform, our colours, we feel that same sense of them being a part of our team, of being ours.Another nice thing I’ve noticed about the CPL, is that there are so many of the older West Indian players from the ‘golden age’ of West Indian cricket getting involved, whether in coaching capacities or giving their input in other ways. It’s like three sets of West Indian players being brought together – the past, current and future.So let’s wave our flags, let’s raise our glasses, and let’s lift our voices and shout, “Go Amazon Warriors! Go all the way!! This year is your year.”last_img read more

Termination interpreted as an act of suppression

first_imgDear Editor,It is public knowledge that my contract with the State-owned Guyana National Newspaper Limited (GNNL) for the column “Eye on Guyana with Lincoln Lewis” was terminated. This did not come as a surprise to me for recent developments suggested that the powers that be were not comfortable with my points of view, particularly those that sought to hold them accountable as a caring representative, inclusionary Government that is just and fair.Let me state upfront as a trade unionist I understand it is the right of any employer to terminate a contract. What bothers me most is not the mere termination of the contract which is within their right to so do; it is the insidious nature of the act that suggests that Guyana is not moving forward. This termination is interpreted by me as an act of suppression in the State-owned newspaper that is responsible to the people of Guyana, but continues to see Government moving to manage and control.It is time for change where every citizen and group, regardless of political affiliation, be given un-biased access and coverage in the people’s organ. A strong and astute government functioning democratically should have the ability to counter views and create an environment of public education and gain support for their programmes, which will only happen if people see these as progressive and beneficial to them. In reality this Government’s weakness is its inability to avoid public consternation on basic matters and requirements that speak to good governance. In fact, many in this government are thin-skinned and petty.In this information/communication era the Government should be mindful that they cannot stop the people’s desire for transparency, inclusion and accountability which international expectations and relations are built on. It is backward and counter-productive to want to do otherwise.Society expects successive governments to do better than its predecessor because it is based on discontent with the predecessor that the incumbent would have gained power. State media, fundamental rights and freedoms suppression are some of the things the people expressed their discontent with prior to May 2015. These must not now continue under this Administration and they must know they will not have our silence or support. Many supporters and well-wishers are being done an injustice and rightfully feel dissatisfied.For two years I have written the Sunday column “Eye on Guyana with Lincoln Lewis.” In my lifetime as a trade unionist I have discharged of my duties without fear or favour through successive governments and oppositions. I have held all and sundry accountable. I will not stop now. The termination of this column will not still my interest or activism- it will not still my voice, for as long as they are politicians, leaders or anyone whose action threatens society’s well-being that is conducive to labour’s survival they shall hear from me. My eye remains focused on Guyana.This opportunity is taken to thank the many who have supported my column throughout the years and those who offered valued advice, including those who have expressing concern for the implications to society and development.It would be naïve to think that the Editor-in-Chief Nigel Williams unilaterally disposed of myself and David Hinds as columnists in the State newspaper. Hopefully he will not be made the fall guy for adhering to what is evidently political interference.Sincerely,Lincoln Lewislast_img read more

BLUES WIN 4TH CONSECUTIVE OUA BANNER

first_img Print Friendly Version Story Links The University of Toronto Varsity Blues figure skating team won the 2019 OUA banner in thrilling fashion as the provincial championship wrapped up on Wednesday evening (Feb. 13) in Kingston, Ont.Leading the Western Mustangs by only four points heading into the final team synchro event, the Blues were calm under pressure and won the event to seal the overall victory.The Blues finished with 100 points, nine points ahead of the Mustangs (91).Toronto medaled in 13-of-14 events over the two-day championship, including four gold-medal victories. Keiko Marshall, Morgan Garland, Melanie Zavitski, Emma Jianopolous, Stephanie Carroll, Hanna Broker and Jessica Reid all earned OUA all-star honours. Also winning gold on Day 2 was Emma Jianopolous, Stephanie Carroll, Hannah Broker and Jessica Reid, who took the top spot in the dance fours.Broker and Reid also claimed the OUA silver medal in the open rhythm dance, while Rachel Greben was second in the gold freeskate.Gloria Gao rounded out the Day 2 podium finishes with a third-place standing in the star 10 freeskate.FINAL STANDINGS1. Toronto – 1002. Western – 913. McMaster – 454. Queen’s – 385. Ryerson – 346. Guelph – 317. Carleton – 278. Brock – 209. Waterloo – 8center_img RESULTSStar 10 Similar Dance1. Western (Alexa Shelley, Jazz Smyl Joly) – OUA All-Stars2. Toronto (Stephanie Carroll, Emma Jianopolous)3. McMaster (Sarah Raynsford, Emma Curtis)Gold Solo Dance1. Western (Jazz Smyl Joly) – OUA All-Star2. Toronto (Emma Jianopolous)3. McMaster (Emma Bonafiglia)Freeskate Fours1. Western (Clara Campbell, Paige Cooper, Natalie Li, Madison Shaw) – OUA All-Stars2. Queen’s (Charlotte Lawson, Cheryl Lin, Leah Monette, Anastasia Paspalofski)3. Toronto (Felicia Bonitatibus, Rachel Greben, Keiko Marshall, Melanie Zavitski)Open Men Freeskate1. Western (Denis Margalik) – OUA All-Star2. Ryerson (Chris Berneck)3. Toronto (Ehren Chang)Star 10 Solo Dance1. McMaster (Belvina Mao) – OUA All-Star2. Toronto (Chyna Hui)3. Western (Anna Cappuccitti)Novice Short Program1. Toronto (Keiko Marshall) – OUA All-Star2. McMaster (Isabella Mancini)3. Western (Clara Campbell)Star 8/9 Similar Dance1. Western (Emily Bird, Anna Cappuccitti) – OUA All-Stars2. Toronto (Chyna Hui, Melanie Zavitski)3. Queen’s (Brittaney Everitt, Charlotte Lawson)Senior Similar Pairs1. Toronto (Morgan Garland, Melanie Zavitski) – OUA All-Stars2. Western (Natalie Li, Madison Shaw)3. McMaster (Gabrielle LeDonne, Jessica Wiskar)Open Rhythm Dance1. Carleton (Vanessa Chartrand, Hannah Whitley) – OUA All-Stars2. Toronto (Hanna Broker, Jessica Reid)3. Queen’s (Stephanie Collier, Mara Spence)Star 10 Freeskate1. Ryerson (Kaitlyn Wilson) – OUA All-Star2. Guelph (Paige Charbonneau)3. Toronto (Gloria Gao)Dance Fours1. Toronto (Emma Jianopolous, Stephanie Carroll, Hanna Broker, Jessica Reid) – OUA All-Stars2. Ryerson (Chris Berneck, Rebecca Bourgeois, Briar Koski, Isabella Larkin)3. Queen’s (Haley Adams, Stephanie Collier, Anna Ljungberg, Mara Spence)Intermediate Similar Pairs1. Guelph (Carling Allen, Natalie Savor) – OUA All-Stars2. Carleton (Carolyn Hall, Amanda Cousineau)3. Queen’s (Brianna Kaplanis, Elena Koning)Gold Freeskate1. Western (Natalie Li) – OUA All-Star2. Toronto (Rachel Greben)3. Waterloo (Jocelyn Wong)Synchro1. Toronto2. Western3. Ryersonlast_img read more

Ronaldo double keeps Madrid apace

first_img0Shares0000MADRID, January 6 – Real Madrid moved back to within five points of La Liga co-leaders Barcelona and Atletico Madrid with a hard-fought 3-0 win at home to Celta Vigo on Monday.Karim Benzema opened the scoring before a late double from Cristiano Ronaldo sealed the win as Celta were made to pay for passing up a host of clear-cut chances.With the scoreline still deadlocked with an hour played, Real boss Carlo Ancelotti introduced the fit-again Gareth Bale and Jese Rodriguez from the bench in the search of a goal. The Italian was rewarded when Jese squared for Benzema to break the deadlock 23 minutes from time.Ronaldo killed the game as a contest when he rolled home Dani Carvajal’s cross before Bale provided his seventh assist of the season for Ronaldo to fire home his second in stoppage time.And Ancelotti accepted that his side had been far from their best on their return to competitive action after a two-week lay-off.“We didn’t play well, especially in the first-half. Our play was slow, but that is quite normal that after a break the team doesn’t have the same rhythm.“In the second-half our intensity was better and we came through the game well in the end.”The visitors had enjoyed the best of the first-half and should have been in front after just five minutes when Charles galloped into a huge gap behind the Madrid defence but could only fire into the side-netting.Real didn’t get going until midway through the half as Benzema’s shot from close range was deflected just wide on 23 minutes, before Luka Modric fired a long-range effort just over.Borja Oubina then passed up another great chance for Celta when he headed over Alex Lopez’s cross from point-blank range.There were more problems for Ancelotti to contend with at the break as Xabi Alonso had to replaced by Asier Illarramendi.Ancelotti then turned to in-form 20-year-old forward Jese on the hour mark in the quest for a goal and he nearly obliged with his first touch but Yoel Rodriguez was equal to his low effort.Bale was next to be introduced for the largely ineffective Di Maria.However, it was Celta who had the next big opening as Charles failed to hit the target again with just Lopez to beat from the edge of the area.And the Galicians were finally made to rue their missed opportunities two minutes later when Jese got to the by-line and his low cross was stabbed home by Benzema.Ronaldo came close for the first time of the evening when he dragged a shot just wide with 15 minutes remaining.But he wasn’t to be denied as he slid in to meet Carvajal’s cross eight minutes from time.And Ronaldo soon had his 29th goal of the season as he swept home Bale’s driven cross from the right at the near post.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more