Peter Wright on his walk-on song and trademark dance | Darts News

first_img– Advertisement – – Advertisement – – Advertisement – Before winning the World Championship, Peter Wright explained the story behind his walk-on and that trademark dance move on the stage In the third of our series, the world champion Peter Wright tells us the story behind his walk-on song and dance.Back on January 1 as Peter Wright lifted the Sid Waddell trophy, no one could have imagined how this year was going to pan out.Listen to the Darts Show podcast on: Spotify | Apple | CastboxFollowing that famous evening, Wright would have been relishing visiting arenas all over the world, being introduced as the world champion and entertaining sell-out crowds with his colourful outfits and legendary walk-on dance.However, since the global pandemic, walk-ons have become a little different which gives us even more reason to remind ourselves of how Wright, winner of the European Championship at the weekend, usually makes his entrance. 3:24 Before winning the World Championship, Peter Wright explained the story behind his walk-on and that trademark dance move on the stage In the latest special series from The Darts Show podcast Wright tells us the story behind his walk-on song, the dance that gets every party started and the Snakebite persona that he adorns for the stage; Download & subscribe to The Darts Show podcast via Spotify By Henry ChardLast Updated: 03/11/20 6:29amcenter_img Peter Wright will defend his world title this year Peter Wright will defend his world title this year

India, Vietnam report more H5N1 outbreaks

first_imgDec 4, 2008 (CIDRAP News) – Animal health officials in India yesterday reported that the H5N1 avian influenza virus has spread to poultry in new areas of Assam state, as medical officials in Vietnam acknowledged fresh outbreaks in two provinces.The virus recently resurfaced in India almost 6 months after outbreaks in that country led to the culling of nearly 40,000 chickens and ducks, according to earlier reports. Ashim Kumar Kakoty, a provincial veterinary official, yesterday confirmed the virus turned up in new areas and that authorities were set to start culling birds in the area, located in northeastern India, Reuters reported yesterday.Kakoty told Reuters that the new outbreak areas include about 20 villages, some of which are close to Guwahati, Assam’s capital. He said precautionary measures throughout the state include a ban on the sale and movement of poultry in and out of Guwahati.Elsewhere, media reports coming out of Vietnam quoted health ministry officials as saying the virus has reappeared in Ca Mau province, in the south, and Nghe An province, in the central part of the country, Xinhua, China’s state news agency reported yesterday.Vietnam News Agency reported that Nguyen Huy Nga, head of the department for preventive medicine and environment, told officials at a meeting in Hanoi yesterday that though no new human cases have been reported, weather conditions and unpredictable circulation of the virus in poultry present a high risk of the disease to humans, according to Xinhua.According to reports from the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), Vietnam has notified the agency about several H5N1 outbreaks this year. The most recent report, dated Nov 27, described two outbreaks in Nghe An province, the site of one of the country’s new outbreaks. Those two outbreaks involved duck flocks; one occurred in unvaccinated village ducks, and the other—considered to be ongoing—was reportedly caused by the introduction of unvaccinated ducklings into an existing flock.See also:Dec 1 CIDRAP News story “India reports new H5N1 outbreak”Nov 27 OIE report on Vietnamese outbreakslast_img read more

Croatia won a silver award in the category of the best destination in Europe

first_imgCroatia won a silver award in the category of the best destination in Europe, a bronze in the category of the best destination in the world, while the Croatian National Tourist Board won silver in the category of the best European tourist organization.  You can see a list of all the winners HERE Photo: CNTB / Author Marijana Marinović “We are extremely pleased that our work, but also the position of Croatia, has been recognized by prominent representatives of the American tourism industry. This is a great start to the year for us and an additional motivation in further market positioning of Croatia on the American market. We will continue our dedicated work in cooperation with colleagues from the Croatian tourism sector who have made a strong contribution to obtaining these prestigious awards.”, Said Ina Rodin, Director of the CNTB Representation in New York. Ovo su iznimne vijesti za cjelokupni hrvatski turistički sektor jer je riječ o potvrdi popularnosti i odlične pozicije koju naša zemlja uživa na ovom iznimno velikom i važnom tržištu koje nije lako osvojiti, izjavio je direktor HTZ-a, Kristjan Staničić,  te dodao: “The awards belong to all Croatian tourism workers who, with a lot of effort and love, raise the quality of service and content of Croatian tourism from year to year. I am especially proud of the silver in the category of the best European tourist organization because this award confirms that the Croatian National Tourist Board carries out creative and innovative promotional activities recognized by American professionals. Namely, the recognitions are even more important when you take into account the fact that they are awarded solely on the basis of the votes of American tour operators and travel agents, ie by the profession. Our goal is to further strengthen Croatia’s market position through the implementation of key promotional activities that will ensure the maintenance of growth trends from America, which is the market from which we generate the largest tourist traffic when it comes to distant countries.” In the category for the best European destination, Greece won gold, and Croatia shares the silver award with England. In the category of the world’s best destination, gold went to Australia, silver to Barbados, and bronze to Croatia, while in the category for the best European tourist organization, gold went to Switzerland, and silver to the Croatian Tourist Board. The annual Travvy Awards are given in the organization travAlliancemedia with the aim of highlighting the best examples of excellence and achievements in the tourism industry, and are awarded to various stakeholders such as national tourism organizations, destinations, travel agents, products, etc. more than 130.000 votes which is the largest base of independent American travel agents. Great news for Croatia and Croatian tourism comes from the American market from the ceremony of awarding the prestigious American tourist awards Travvy Awards in Gotham Hall in the center of New York, where Croatia receives three prestigious Travvy Awards 2019   Kristjan Staničić, CNTB: What is the Academy Awards in the world of film and film industry is the Travvy Awards in the world of tourism industrylast_img read more

Curts wins, EHS boys are third at Manchester

first_imgMANCHESTER, N.H. — Ellsworth senior Dan Curts took top honors in a field of 229 runners and the Eagle boys placed third among 30 teams in the small schools five-kilometer race in Saturday’s 38th annual Manchester Invitational at Derryfield Park.Curts completed the 5K course in 15 minutes and 23 seconds, edging runner-up Jose Holt-Andrews of Telstar by four seconds.Senior Brayden Beardsley was the second runner in for the Eagles, placing 15th in 16:59.He was followed by senior Robert Looker, 22nd in 17:11; senior Frank King, 29th in 17:30; sophomore Cooper Holmes, 58th in 18:14; sophomore Conrad Svec, 116th in 19:23; and sophomore Talor Hamilton, 185th in 21:07.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textThe Eagles were solidly in third place with 111 points, finishing behind champion East Greenwich, Conn., with 54 points and runner-up Harwood High School of Moretown, Vt., with 66 points.In the girls’ small schools competition, Ellsworth senior Aleta Looker was third overall in the field of 194 runners with a time of 18:23.She trailed only winner Kirsti Sandreuter of Greely, who finished in 18:59, and runner-up Carmen Bango of Woodstock, Vt., who finished in 19:13.Behind Looker for Ellsworth were junior Hayley Lawrence, 52nd in 22:05; junior Mariah Brown, 73rd in 22:51; junior Olivia Lounder, 136th in 25:16; sophomore Julia Zavaleta, 145th in 25:49; junior Allie McKowen, 188th in 31:17; and sophomore Katie Walton, 190th in 32:21.The Eagle girls finished 12th among 29 teams with 370 points.Find in-depth coverage of local news in The Ellsworth American. Subscribe digitally or in print. GSA surges in 4th to win Northern Maine title – February 26, 2017 Latest posts by Hugh Bowden (see all) Latest Posts Hugh BowdenExecutive EditorHugh writes editorials, covers Hancock County sports and helps out where needed in The American’s editorial department. When he’s not on the sidelines, he enjoys playing jazz and tennis. hbowden@ellsworthamerican.comcenter_img Like he did in the ’60s, Noel Paul Stookey sings out in troubling times – December 27, 2017 Bio Is this the kind of government we deserve? – July 10, 2017last_img read more

Charles City students design and build area’s first rock climbing wall

first_imgCHARLES CITY — With all the debate in Washington D.C. about building walls, students at Charles City High School are celebrating their newly-constructed wall — which has them reaching new heights.Sophomore Addison Olson helped to conceptualize and build the school’s new rock climbing wall, the first in the Floyd County area.“It was pretty cool, knowing that we designed it and helped put the holds on,” Olson says, “and I just got to climb it.”Olson is part of the school’s “Expeditions” class which tackled the project. It includes four routes with different difficulties tailored to the climber’s experience.“The wall straight up is the easiest one and then you have the easier holds to get up,” Olson says. “Ours is slanted and then it goes up and that one’s a little harder so we have the difficult holds on it.”The class began desiging the wall last spring and construction began in September. Instructor Rob Pittman says the wall is a collaboration of the students’ designs.“One of their key features is the middle two areas. This is part of the student design,” Pittman says. “Four or five of them had basically the left 12 feet of it was their design. We went with it. I had a student come up yesterday and say, ‘Hey, that was in my design,’ and I said, ‘Yeah, it was, bud.’”The climbing wall was paid for through grants and several fundraising efforts. Pittman says the wall not only offers a way to stay fit, but could provide work-related experience.“The school has approved me to get certified as an indoor rock climbing wall instructor,” Pittman says, “so once I get that certification, anything that I teach the kids translates into maybe working at a rock climbing wall in college or maybe getting this as part of their career field.”The wall opened Tuesday and is in use, but the class plans to continue building more climbing panels on either side.last_img read more

Nelson Home Building Centre Leafs Player Profile of the Week — Linden Horswill

first_imgBiggest accomplishment in hockey: B.C. Bantam Rep champions 2009Job: Nelson Home Building CentreFavourite Music: CountryFacebook or Twitter: BothKIJHL Stats: 112 games – 28 goals – 58 assists – 86 pointsThe Nelson Daily: You made the B.C. Hockey League roster of the Trail Smokies but decided to come back to Nelson. Why?Linden Horswill: A lot of my decision was because Nelson is hosting the Cyclone (Taylor Cup). This is going to be my last year of hockey because I’m going to go to school next year and I wanted to play it at home too.TND: What does your future hold?L.H.: I’ve been looking at learning the business my dad owns (Nelson Home Building Centre). It would be nice to get into it but then again I’m not sure if I really want to do that.TND: What a start to the season it’s been for the Leafs. Then again, there was last weekend with the Leafs losing three straight, although two losses were in overtime.L.H.: I don’t think anyone thought we’d go through the league undefeated. The way the season looks, we’ve got an experienced team with lots of talent and by the end of the year I think with the veterans we’ve got on our team we’ll be one of the most consistent clubs in the league.TND: Since you returned from Trail you’ve scored in 11 of 13 games — with 11 points coming since former team scoring leader Jamie Vlanich left for the BCHL. What has been the secret of your success?L.H.: It’s always nice to be the guy who takes over the scoring, but when someone leaves with the talent of a Jamie Vlanich, someone has to step up and it was me that got the chance to move up to the top line with Carsen (Willans) and Travis (Wellman).TND: With Jamie Vlanich coming back to the Leafs, what do you think you’ll be put back to the second line?L.H.: I don’t know what will happen, but after last weekend we’ll definitely have to make some moves. I’d like to stay with Carsen and Wellman. I feel we have the makings of a good line. . .. I’ve always played (through Nelson Minor Hockey) with Carsen and Travis is fast and moves the puck well so it’s been a lot of fun playing together with them.TND: Where do you hope to be next year?L.H.: Going to school somewhere, and hopefully, continuing playing hockey.TND: In five years?L.H.: Completing some form of education.TND: In 10 years?L.H.: That’s too far in the future to think about. Linden Horswill didn’t plan on spending his final year of junior playing in his hometown of Nelson.Or did he?Horswill decided to test the Junior A market, landing a spot on the roster of the B.C. Hockey League’s Trail Smokies.However, the move was shortlived as the Nelson native decided, despite having to serve a mandatory suspension for leaving the Smokies team, it was better to play lots in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League than a few shifts in Tier II Junior A.And boy are the Leafs happy Horswill made the decision to leave Trail.Horswill has scored in 11 of 13 games since returning and has made the departure of leading scoring Jamie Vlanich a little more palatable for Leafs fans.However, the latest news is Vlanich is returning to the Green and White after being released by Langley of the BCHL.Seeing how the Leafs are on the road for two games this weekend in Princeton and Osoyoos, hockey fans can find out a little more about the Nelson Minor Hockey grad in this latest edition of the Nelson Home Building Centre Leafs Player Profile of the Week.Nelson Home Building Centre Leafs Player Profile of the WeekLinden HorswillAge: 19Place of birth: NelsonHometown: NelsonHeight: 6’1”Weight: 175 poundsYears in Hockey: 14Hometown: NelsonFavorite NHL Player: Martin St. Louis, Tampa Bay LightningFavorite NHL Team: Edmonton Oilerslast_img read more