Benilde runs Perpetual aground for third win

first_imgThis is Benilde’s second win over Perpetual after the Altas had their 69-65 opening game victory against the Blazers forfeited after wearing the wrong uniform.Blazers head coach TY Tang used their earlier game against the Altas as a source of motivation and to prove that they can beat Perpetual without the help of some technicality.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“We had that as a motivation on our part that we just want to prove a point,” said Tang. “This time we wanted to win convincingly. We just played good basketball on both ends of the court and we were composed.” Edward Dixon led the Blazers with 21 points with four rebounds while Clement Leutcheu put up a 14-point, 11-rebound double-double. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netCollege of St. Benilde registered its third win in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament after taking apart Perpetual Help, 83-55, Friday at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Blazers improved to 3-9 while the Altas slipped to 4-7.ADVERTISEMENT A costly, catty dispute finally settled Prince Eze had six points and 16 rebounds to lead the Altas.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparc Winning start Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Break new ground LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Read Next Saunders and Monroe want Golovkin-Alvarez shot A costly, catty dispute finally settled View commentslast_img read more

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Isaiah Thomas looks to help Nuggets end playoff drought

first_imgIsaiah Thomas #0 of the Denver Nuggets poses for a portrait during the Denver Nuggets Media Day at the Pepsi Center on September 24, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Jamie Schwaberow/Getty Images/AFPDENVER — The debates have been so lively inside the Denver Nuggets locker room recently that coach Michael Malone wanders in to make sure everything’s all right.Just the enthusiasm of guard Isaiah Thomas bubbling to the surface. He’s turning up the intensity with his booming voice in what’s been a rather quiet room.ADVERTISEMENT Think he’s chatty now, wait until he’s fully cleared after undergoing hip surgery in March. That’s when he will do his real talking — with his play.Thomas hopes to provide another spark to a Nuggets team that hasn’t reached the postseason since 2012-13. Last season, the team went down to the wire, with the Nuggets losing out on the No. 8 seed to Minnesota in the final game — a stinging 112-106 overtime defeat.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“We just have to be more consistent and take things more serious and I think that’s what I’m here for,” said Thomas, who signed a $2 million, one-year deal in the offseason to prove his hip is healthy and worth a more lucrative contract. “I’m not saying I’m the guy that’s going to change everything around here, but I know how to win and I know how to lead. I can help these guys take the next step.”The Nuggets have taken a leap forward in every season under Malone — from 33 wins in 2015-16, to 40 in ’16-17 and 46 last season. The team went 6-1 down the stretch, but it proved too late. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal View commentscenter_img By his estimation, Jokic ran thousands of sprints to take his game to another level. He averaged 18.5 points, 6.1 assists and 10.7 rebounds last season.“I’m bigger. I’m better. I’m stronger,” Jokic said. “We’re going to see on the court what’s going to happen.”In addition to Jokic, the team also locked up guard Will Barton with a four-year deal that could earn him more than $50 million.Just when Thomas will return to the court remains uncertain, but the team won’t rush him. Same with rookie forward Michael Porter Jr., who had a second back procedure in July.“I’m only going to go out on the court when I’m able to produce on a high level,” Thomas said. “We’re not worried about the right now, we’re worried about April and the playoffs and me being as healthy as I possibly can going into that stretch.”Thomas’ voice radiates throughout any room he enters. Always up for a good debate, his recent topic was how many points Golden State shooting guard Klay Thompson would average if he were on another team (Thomas’ answer: More than 25 points).“I’m making people talk,” Thomas said. “We’ve gotten into some arguments over basketball. They’re fun arguments. It’s all fun and games.”Paul Millsap believes the Nuggets will have plenty of fun on the court this season, especially with his left wrist nearly healed, sharpshooter Jamal Murray adding 15 pounds of muscle to drive to the hoop with more force, Jokic being Jokic, Gary Harris taking another step in his development and Thomas stepping in when he’s healthy.“Within our own right, we have our own super-team,” said Millsap, who missed 44 games after tearing a wrist ligament last November. “Go down the line and the names that we have on this team are big-time names. We have a lot of players who can play. I consider us a super-team.” MOST READ Big Five? Talent-rich Celtics embracing lofty expectations Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lesson learned.“The sense of urgency needs to be there for as close to 82 games as possible,” Malone said.One thing they’re banking on: Nikola Jokic taking his game to another level. That’s why the team signed the 6-foot-10, 250-pound center over the summer to a max contract worth around $147 million for five seasons.“Sometimes I don’t think he realizes how good he is and how great of a player he is,” Malone said. “There were times last year, and we would talk about other big men in the NBA and he’s like, ‘Oh, I don’t think I’m as good as this guy or that guy.’ I look at him, ‘Are you crazy?’“At the end of the season, after the disappointment of not making the playoffs went away a little bit, you look back on the season and he says, ‘You know what: I’m a pretty good player.’”ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA titlelast_img read more

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GPL still awaiting “parts” to fix damaged submarine cable one month later

first_imgDamaged submarine cableAs power outages continue to plague several parts of the country, the Guyana Power and Light (GPL) has said it is awaiting a “part” to rectify its submarine cable which was damaged over a month ago by a vessel in the Demerara River.Compromised section of the 69 kV submarine cableThe barge involved in the incidentThis was revealed to Guyana Times on Tuesday by a credible source attached to the power agency.The source could not state where the material is being sourced from, neither could she state when it is expected to be in Guyana. There has been no word about when the part will arrive since most of the persons involved are tightlipped.The 13.8kV submarine cable, which rests along the upper Demerara River within proximity of Craig, East Bank Demerara, was dislodged by a barge sailing along the Demerara River at around 04:23h on June 6, 2019.As a result of this incident, West Demerara customers from Vriesland to La Retraite were without electricity until 07:46h, while efforts were underway to alternatively power these customers from the Vreed-en-Hoop Substation.Officials from the China Machinery Import and Export Corporation (CMC) were a part of the GPL efforts to retrieve and examine the submarine cable.Both entities are also engaged in discussions regarding establishing improved maritime conduct within proximity of the submarine cables.Another submarine cable across the Demerara River linking the Vreed-en-Hoop and Kingston power plants was also damaged four days before the other cable was restored about two weeks later. GPL had warned, however, that residents along the West Coast of Demerara may not be relieved of power failures just yet.In a statement to the media, GPL explained, “…customers on the West Bank and West Coast Demerara may experience periods of service interruptions as the Vreed-en-Hoop plant, which is now operating in an isolated mode, is not as stable as when it was interconnected to the rest of the DBIS (Demerara-Berbice Interconnected System)”.The routing and laying of the new cable were done with the aid of the Maritime Administration Department (MARAD), Gaico Construction Services and staff from GPL’s Project Management Department, Engineering Services, System Planning and Designs, Network Operations and System Control and Engineering Services departments.MARAD will be responsible for ensuring the safety of the cable from potential damage by oceangoing vessels, even as plans are afoot to have it laid at least three metres beneath the riverbed.In the meantime, the new 13.8 kV cable will be providing over 5 MW of power to the Eastern DBIS.“It spans approximately 4000 feet from Princess Street, Georgetown, to the GPL power station at Vreed-en-Hoop, West Coast Demerara.last_img read more

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RCMP Fundraising Event

first_imgAll proceeds from the BBQ and garage sale will go towards the local detachment’s fundraising effort for Cops for Cancer, where they currently trail four other teams for most money raised in the North. The Tour de North is a fundraising bike ride that happens once a year in order to raise funds specifically for childhood cancer research projects. So far, the ride has helped raise over $4 million annually for the last number of years. Anyone who would like to donate items to the garage sale, or donate to Cops for Cancer can contact Andrea Wardrop by email at awardrop@bc.cancer.ca or call 250-261-5596. The RCMP are out in force this weekend, but for a different reason than usual.The Fort St. John RCMP are hosting a number of events this weekend, in hopes of raising funds for the upcoming Canadian Cancer Society Cops for Cancer Tour de North bike ride. This Saturday, the RCMP will be at the North Peace Pool parking lots, holding a motorcycle show and shine from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. and a kids’ bike rodeo, starting at 3 p.m. – Advertisement -Kids of all ages are invited to join in the free rodeo events, where they will have the chance to learn about bike safety and to show off their skills. The only stipulation to the event is that every child participating is required to wear bicycle helmet. The next day the RCMP will hold their own garage sale, again happening in the Pool parking lot. That starts bright and early at 8 a.m., and runs to 4 p.m. and if you get hungry, they’ll be having a BBQ from 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. AdvertisementAdvertisementlast_img read more

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Grande Prairie RCMP lay charges following search warrant

first_imgGRANDE PRAIRIE, A.B. – On the morning of July 29, at around 10:30 a.m., Grande Prairie RCMP executed a search warrant at a hotel in Grande Prairie.According to RCMP, during the search, they located illegal drugs and weapons.The following items were seized as a result of the investigation:Approximately 43 grams of CocaineApproximately 60 grams of Crystal MethamphetamineApproximately 1.9 grams of HeroinApproximately 51 grams of CannabisApproximately 6.8 grams of mushrooms pillsApproximately 0.74 g of FentanylOne loaded 9mm hand gunOne pellet gunBrass knucklesFour people have been charged with multiple counts of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.- Advertisement -Those charged include:31-year-old Alec Levin of Grande Prairie22-year-old Julia King of Grande Prairie35-year-old Joseph Read of Grande Prairie36-year-old Andrew Pysar of CanmoreKing, Read, and Pysar are scheduled to appear in Court Grande Prairie Provincial Court on July 31.Levin is scheduled to appear in Grande Prairie Provincial Court on August 7, 2019.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Province proposes to enact wolf cull in order to restore caribou population

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Province of British Columbia is proposing to enact a predator cull to reduce the wolf population in central parts of the Province.As reported by the Vancouver Sun, the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development says the cull would kill more than 80 percent of the wolf population in parts of central B.C. where herds are threatened.Darcy Peel, director of the B.C. Caribou Recovery Program, says the purpose of the wolf reduction program is to help the struggling caribou population, adding that an 80 percent reduction would be needed to ensure the return of caribou populations.- Advertisement -“The objective of this wolf reduction program is to reverse caribou population decline in the Tweedsmuir-Entiako, Hart Ranges, and Itcha-Ilgachuz herds. To reverse caribou population declines, high rates of wolf removal (>80%) must be achieved.”Robert Serrouya, director of the Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute’s Caribou Monitoring Unit says several herds in B.C. have already turned around because of this multi-pronged approach.It is reported that a 30-day consultation with Indigenous communities and “targeted stakeholders” is underway in regards to the proposed wolf cull.Advertisementlast_img read more

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McCain touts ability to make people mad

first_imgMcCain also challenged his Republican rivals, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who have played up their executive experience. McCain said character matters. “There comes a time when a president can no longer rely on briefing books and PowerPoints, when the experts and advisers have all weighed in, when the sum total of one’s life becomes the foundation from which he or she makes the decisions that determine the course of history,” McCain said. “No other candidate, no other candidate has my experience or the judgment it informs.” McCain said he would take on special interests, reform the tax code and address entitlement programs that are projected to swell in coming years. Clinton, he said, would consolidate power in Washington and raise taxes. “Yes, I’ve made a lot of people angry. But I didn’t go to Washington to win the Mr. Congeniality award. I went there to serve my country,” McCain said. “I might not like the business-as-usual crowd in Washington, and they might not like me. But I love America. I love her enough to make some people angry.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! RINDGE, N.H. – Making people mad is a good thing, presidential hopeful John McCain said Sunday in a speech aimed at playing up the Arizona senator’s outsider reputation. “I didn’t seek public office to go along, to get along,” McCain said, trying to remind voters of the “maverick” label that helped him defeat then-Texas Gov. George W. Bush in New Hampshire in 2000. “I went to Washington to get something done for the people who sent me there. And since then, I know I’ve made some people angry.” McCain said Democratic candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton has done everything she can to land on the popular side of most issues. “On the one hand, Senator Clinton says we can’t abandon Iraq to al-Qaida and the influence of Iran. On the other, she wants a firm deadline for withdrawal that would do just that,” McCain said. “Senator Clinton rejected unconditional talks with Iran, but now says she would negotiate with no preconditions.” “I’m the conservative Republican with the best chance of defeating Senator Clinton, or whomever the Democrats nominate, and take on the challenges that confront us,” the Arizona Republican said. “I’m as committed today as when I first put on the uniform of our country to the cause that has been the work of my life: the interests and ideals of our country.” McCain in recent days has urged a respectful debate with Clinton – who he expects the Democratic party to nominate – and challenged his rivals to stop taking cheap shots at the New York senator. He returned to that theme during his Sunday evening speech. “She will be a formidable candidate and while our differences are many and profound, I intend this to be a respectful debate,” McCain said. “Senator Clinton and I disagree over America’s direction, and it is a serious disagreement. But I don’t doubt her ability to lead this country where she thinks it should go.” A Clinton spokeswoman said McCain’s record should give voters pause. “Senator McCain is right: Voters have a clear choice between he and Senator Clinton,” Kathleen Strand said. “He wants to continue Bush’s failed policies, and Hillary Clinton wants to change them. He wants to escalate the war, she will end it; she supports universal health care for every American and he opposes it.” last_img read more

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GAA NEWS: MAC CUMHAILLS STAR MARTY O’REILLY PRODUCES SUPERB PERFORMANCE FOR DONEGAL

first_imgMac Cumhaills GAA News:National Football LeagueWell done to the Rory Gallagher and the Donegal team on their impressive 6 point win against Derry in the opening game of the National League on Saturday night. A special shout out to our own player Marty O’Reilly who scored two sublime points.The club also expresses their gratitude to all members who helped in anyway with the game. Minor Registration NightThe club is holding a registration night for all minor level playerson Friday the 6th of February from 7.00pm to 8.30pm. Registration isextremely important and non-registration will result in your child notbeing insured and unable to train or play for the club so pleaseregister them. New players are more than welcome.Minor Football Manager Sean Mac Cumhaill’s are currently seeking a minor football manager forthe coming season. Can anyone with an interest in this position pleasecontact Minor Board Secretary Bryan Cannon on 087 623 6599.Last Man Standing The club is running a last man standing competition for the gamesstarting on Tuesday the 11th of February. For your chance to win €300contact Gary Dunnion on 086 151 1827 or any senior or reserve player.Donegal Yearbook.The Donegal yearbook is now on sale. Please contact Eugene Gallagheron 086 609 8801 for a copy. 10eSteward BibsCan anyone in possession of a club steward’s bib return to the club assoon as possible.Lotto ResultsThere was no winner of this week’s Lotto. The numbers drawn were 4,6,19 and 27.There were 2 match 3 winners. Charlie McGee and Nuala Byrne bothreceived €75 each. Next week’s Jackpot is €3,600. Barry Dowds teamselling this week. If you’re not in you can’t win!BingoThe Bingo is in the Villa Rose this week. 8.30pm start. The Snowballjackpot is €9,000 for 45 numbers or less. All very welcome.GAA NEWS: MAC CUMHAILLS STAR MARTY O’REILLY PRODUCES SUPERB PERFORMANCE FOR DONEGAL was last modified: February 2nd, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:GAAMac CumhaillsNoticesSportlast_img read more

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DONEGAL PERFORMANCE “FLAT” AND LACKED ENERGY – JIM MCGUINNESS

first_imgDonegal manager Jim McGuinness.Manager Jim McGuinness has refused to blame keeper Paul Durcan for Donegal’s All-Ireland Senior Football Final defeat by Kerry at Croke Park today.Donegal lost out by three points on a scoreline of 0-12 to 2-09,  a mistake by the normally reliable Durcan gifting Kerry a decisive goal.Speaking after the game, McGuinness said: “We did not perform to level we were hoping to perform to and that is the reason we lost the game. “Over the 70 minutes we did not deliver what we are capable of delivering.”Describing Donegal’s performance as “flat” and “lacking energy, he added:  “I would not  go down the road of individual errors –  our collective was just not good enough today and that is very disappointing.”   DONEGAL PERFORMANCE “FLAT” AND LACKED ENERGY – JIM MCGUINNESS was last modified: September 21st, 2014 by johngerardShare 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:donegalEnergyfinalFootballIrelandJIMKerrylackedmcguinness allSeniorlast_img read more

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There’ll be no such thing as summer boredom at Pinehill Studios!

first_imgPinehill Studios at Mountain Top Letterkenny have an amazing schedule for Summer 2018. From fun Summer Camps to Dance Intensives with celebrity dancers, there is something for kids of all ages. Here, Sarah-Marie McDevitt shares a look ahead to all the thrilling events coming to Pinehill Studios from 2nd July to 3rd August. Places are in high demand, so book now by calling  0867900554 or visit: pinehillstudios.ieSummer Camp at Pinehill StudiosMake this summer go by in a whirl of fun and activity – find a great camp for your child at Pinehill Studios. It’s hard to believe, but that time of year is almost upon us again: in a matter of weeks, the children will be off school. With eight weeks to fill, many parents will be looking for some way to entertain their energetic tiny humans which doesn’t involve breaking the bank or indeed breaking a sweat as the constant refrain of ‘I’m bored’ threatens to reach saturation.To help alleviate parental stress and childish boredom, we have a variety of action-packed summer camps that are sure to entertain, amuse and tire out your little darlings over the upcoming holidays starting from 2nd of July until 03rd of August.Incorporating singing, hip-hop dance, acting, fun, games, self-esteem and confidence-building in a non-competitive, fun-filled and safe environment, Pinehill Studios camps are suitable for both boys and girls aged between 4 to 12. No experience is required and often it is the shy child who finds their inner diva whilst hitting stage for the first time. Camps dates & details9th – 13th July CLOWNING AROUNDThis was our most popular camp last year…Pinehill Studios brings you CIRCUS SCHOOLKids will learn clowning and circus tricks and techniques.  This camp will include multiple activities to challenge your child’s fitness and personality.  Who wants to run away with the circus?16th – 20th July Step Up Dance Camp Shake up the summer with our Step Up Dance Camp.  A variety of Dance styles including fusion, hip hop, jiving, beginners breaking and more, will keep the kids on their toes.23rd 27th July Pinehill’s Got TalentBased on this year’s amazing “Ireland’s Got Talent”, we will spend the week preparing and practising our talents or lack of talent to showcase at our end of week show.  EVERYONE at Pinehill Studios goes home a WINNER!Each Camp will run from 10am-3pm each day.  2 groups 4-6yrs & 7-12yrs. (groups will be divided by age and ability) Children should bring a packed lunch and plenty to drink. They should wear comfortable clothing such as leggings or tracksuit, and soft shoes or runners.The week-long courses cost €85.  BOOK ONLINE NOW www.pinehillstudios.ieChildren currently registered with Pinehill Studios receive a €5 discount.  Sibling discounts also available. T & C’s apply *one discount per family.Dance Intensives at Pinehill StudiosJuly 2nd – July 6th  10am – 3pmJuly 30th – 3rd of August 10am – 3pm2 groups 7-12yrs & 13+ (groups will be divided by age and ability)We have arranged an exciting week of dance at Pinehill Studios.  Our intensive dance camp will introduce you to many new and familiar styles of dance.  Styles included in this week long dance intensive are, House by Frankie J, international dance instructor visiting from the UK, Breaking & Popping by Leon Dwyer, dance instructor at Fly Dance Studio, Dublin, Contemporary by Carie Logue Houston from Create Dance Derry, Lyrical with Amy Kate Callaghan, former Donegal Rose of Tralee, Yoga for Dancers with Jacqueline Toner, Hip Hop with Jordon from FKFT, as soon on Irelands Got Talent, Gymnastics with Fiona Murphy, Disco Freestyle with Michaela Allen School of Dance to name but a few.This Summer Intensive will improve your dance skills and promise to be a great learning and fun experience for everyone.Dance Experience an advantage but not necessary.Book online at http://pinehillstudios.ie/camps/Sponsored PostThere’ll be no such thing as summer boredom at Pinehill Studios! was last modified: April 28th, 2018 by Staff WriterShare 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:activitieschildrenDANCEeventsfamiliesfitnessKidsPinehill StudiosSummer CampsThings to doWhat’s on?last_img read more

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