Freshman midfielder Brendan Curry plays hero for SU in 13-12 OT win over North Carolina

first_imgWhile Syracuse head coach John Desko approached the stage for his postgame press conference, freshman Brendan Curry scrambled out of his coach’s usual seat.“You ever been in one of these before?” Desko asked the midfielder.“No,” Curry said through a smile.“We’ll have to teach you where to sit, then,” Desko quipped.Curry’s first press conference came moments after he assisted on No. 7 Syracuse’s (7-4, 4-0 Atlantic Coast) game-winning overtime goal against North Carolina (6-7, 0-3) in a 13-12 win on Saturday night in the Carrier Dome. About 20 minutes prior, there was no reason to believe Curry, who had zero points until the final two minutes of regulation, would be talking to the media postgame. In fact, it didn’t look like Syracuse would be celebrating a win. Then, the first-line midfielder took over, scoring the Orange’s final two goals in regulation and assisting on the overtime goal to catapult Syracuse to a regular season conference title. His three points match a career high he set earlier in the season against Duke.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“He was playing more composed in the second half,” Desko said. “He really went hard to the goal and I thought he shot very well. So we were filling it with him and decided that’s who we wanted to have the ball at the end of the game.”Curry started his first game nearly a month ago against Rutgers and has been a mainstay on the first line since. In the five games he had started in prior to Saturday, Curry tallied six points, including his three-point performance against then-No. 3 Duke. Many of those points came because of Curry’s speed, something both his teammates and coaches have highlighted throughout the season.Early in the first quarter Saturday, Curry had the ball at his sweet spot. From the top of the restraining box, Curry looked down his defender while taking a few short choppy steps. With a burst of speed, he darted down the right sideline, gaining steps on his defender along the way. But UNC’s goalkeeper Alex Bassil made an easy save on what Desko called postgame a “flat” shot.Curry wouldn’t shoot again for nearly 50 minutes. For SU, it was worth the wait. Trailing by two goals with under two minutes to play, Curry had the ball up near midfield. With 15 yards of open field in front of him, he took off. Brendan Bomberry set a pick on Curry’s defender, and Curry took advantage, cutting slightly to his right and facing little pressure from a UNC defense that was slow to slide to Curry.Running down the right side alley, Curry slung a shot just like he had in the first quarter. This one had more mustard on it, though, and Curry pinned it to the top left of the cage. After the goal, he let out a subtle fist pump, hugged junior attack Nate Solomon and nodded his head as if to show more was coming.“I knew I was going to get the shorty, I got it most of the game,” Curry said. “They weren’t really sliding to me much, so I kind of took that extra step and took couple a more shots than I usually would’ve.”Less than a minute later, Curry caught a pass out by the numbers at the 20-yard line. Curry hopped twice preparing to challenge short-stick defender Cole Haverty who was guarding him. Once sprinting, Curry briefly carried his stick with his one-hand while sneaking by Haverty. When Curry ran past Haverty, no UNC defender slid fast enough, allowing Curry to put his left hand back on the shaft and rip a goal to the bottom right of the cage.Curry fist-pumped once more, but this one was more emphatic. He held his legs in a wide, proud stance, and let out a roar as teammates swarmed him.“We just didn’t slide,” North Carolina head coach Joe Breschi said. “Curry’s a speedster, he got separation and you know he was outside the hashmarks. It was one of those things where it was a judgment call with the clear through guy and he didn’t slide.”In overtime, UNC kept a short stick on Curry. The high school attack turned college midfielder spun his stick and played with his pace of jog while running alongside UNC defender Cam Macri. This time the slide came too quickly, Breschi said.Tar Heels defender Michael Nathan left his post on the crease to help with a streaking Curry, who immediately fed a pass to where Nathan was just standing. Bomberry caught the pass and shot in one fluid motion. As the ball sank into the nylon of the net, Curry held both arms up in celebration before chest bumping with Tucker Dordevic.Curry then ran to the corner and tackled Bomberry. His teammates joined in on the moshpit near the football end zone, piling on top of Curry.“At this point in the season I try and think of myself not really as a freshman anymore,” Curry said, “I mean we’ve all played the same amount this season. Just to get my confidence is a big thing and just being confident throughout the stretch… It was just really fun being out there.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on April 14, 2018 at 8:24 pm Contact Josh: jlschafe@syr.edu | @Schafer_44last_img read more

Betsafe launches UK campaign ‘Passion Overcomes the Odds’ with Tony Bellew

first_img Andy McCue returns to betting with Betsson AB June 22, 2020 Seeking to boost its UK brand profile, this weekend Betsson Group subsidiary Betsafe launched its new advertising campaign ‘Passion Overcomes the Odds’.The 60-second TV advertisement was initially aired on Sky Sports channels this Saturday, with Betsafe marketing informing that further campaign spots would follow on ITV, Channel 4 and Eurosport broadcasts.The campaign which features new Betsafe brand ambassador Tony Bellew, the former WBC world cruiserweight champion was developed by creative marketing agency Snap London and aims to highlight the connection between punter passion and live sports.Announcing the launch of ‘Passion Overcomes the Odds’, Betsafe marketing further detailed that new ambassador Tony Bellew will be working on ‘various brand activations throughout the year’, with the boxer’s training and fight clothing featuring Betsafe branding. Bellew joins a host of Betsafe brand ambassadors and sponsorships including Harry Redknapp, Manchester City and Cage Warriors.Betsafe Global Brand Manager, Neill Simpson, commented on the campaign launch: “Real gamblers know the odds are stacked against them; there are glorious moments in sport when an underdog defies those numbers and is able to astonish spectators by landing the knockout punch or scoring that last minute goal. Stats no longer seem as relevant as intuition, drive and passion, which will always prevail in sport.“When possibility beats probability, unpredictability exceeds sure bets, and heart defies head – these are moments when we revel in being human. It’s when passion overcomes the odds – something we’re proud to convey in our latest campaign. We are delighted to welcome Tony Bellew as a Betsafe ambassador. His passion and drive are completely in line with our campaign and we’re looking forward to working closely with him over the next 12 months.”BetSafe – ‘Passion Overcomes the Odds’ Share GiG lauds its ‘B2B makeover’ delivering Q2 growth August 11, 2020 Share Related Articles Betsson outrides pandemic challenges as regulatory dramas loom July 21, 2020 Submit StumbleUponlast_img read more

Deontay Wilder-Tyson Fury rematch sanctioned by WBC

first_imgWILDER VS. FURY II ; The WBC conducted a voting through the Board of Governors, which resulted in a unanimous agreement to sanction a direct rematch between WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury.https://t.co/0RhUoV4CJt #WBC #Boxing #GreenBelt— World Boxing Council (@WBCBoxing) December 7, 2018″Wilder and Fury gave boxing one of the best fights in the heavyweight division in a long time, which has created tremendous popular demand for the fans to see a rematch,” read a WBC statement. “The WBC is happy to confirm that a direct rematch has been approved and will create in a ruling which will also consider the mandatory status of the division.”I wish to once again congratulate Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury for their great battle inside the ring and for the exemplary sportsmanship after the bout.”Dillian Whyte had been in line to be made mandatory by the WBC but could now be a more likely opponent for Joshua at Wembley in April. The WBC has voted to sanction a rematch between Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury following their contentious draw in Los Angeles on Saturday.Wilder retained his WBC heavyweight title last weekend after the judges returned a split decision that earned much ire from pundits and fans, with most considering Fury the victor despite having to twice climb off the canvas. Join DAZN and watch Canelo plus more than 100 fight nights a yearThis latest move from the WBC raises the possibility that Wilder could be stripped of his belt if the rematch does not happen, and also weakens WBA, IBF and WBO champion Anthony Joshua’s hand in talks over a unification bout.last_img read more

Džumhur to play in the Final of Doubles at the ATP Challenger in Germany

first_img(Source: klix.ba) B&H tennis player, Damir Džumhur, qualified for the finals of the doubles at the ATP Challenger tournament in Braunschweig, Germany, which is played for the prize of 106,500 EUR.The best B&H tennis player, in pair with a Croatian tennis player Franko Škugor, defeated Germans Gero Kretschmer and Alexander Satschko in the semifinals, with the score 6: 2, 3: 6, 10-8.In the finals, he will play against the Belarus – Russia combination: Sergey Betov / Mikhail Elgin.last_img read more

Where were the Spanish soccer players who play in Asia and Oceania born?

first_imgIsaías SánchezAl Wakrah (Qatar)Sabadell (CAT) Marc MuniesaAl Arabi (Qatar)Lloret de Mar (CAT) Ernesto AmanteguiSamut Prakan (Thailand)Oviedo (AST) Soccer playerTeam (Country)Birthplace (Community) Which autonomous community contributes more Spanish players to the elite of foreign soccer? In the previous chapter we discovered that Catalonia dominates in America, will it do the same in Asia? In total, 68 professionals born in Spain compete in one of the highest categories of the most populated continent on Earth. Maldives, Japan or India have Spanish soccer players. Also Oceania, where the procession is reduced to seven representatives. Catalonia, again at the forefrontAs it happened with America, Catalonia is, with 12 soccer players, the autonomous community that contributes the most professionals to the elite of Asian soccer. Fernando Recio and Jordi Tarrés play in Hong Kong’s Lee Man, while Ferrán Corominas (FC Goa), Dimas Delgado and Albert Serrán (Bengaluru) and Piti Medina (Jamshedpur) do so in India. Sergi Samper (Vissel Kobe) and Isaac Cuenca (Vegalta Sendai) compete in Japan, and Raúl Rodríguez (Al Arabi) does it in Kuwait. Víctor Vázquez (Umm Salal), Marc Muniesa (Al Arabi) and Isaías Sánchez (Al Wakrah) play in Qatar.Catalan footballers in Asia Seven Spaniards play in OceaniaIf there are 68 in the Asian soccer elite, Oceania only has seven Spanish soccer players competing in the First Division. Diego Castro and Juande Prados (Perth Glory), Markel Susaeta (Melbourne City), Gerrard Garriga (Waitakere) and Ángel Berlanga, Albert Riera and Eñaul Zubikarai (Aucland City).Where were the Spanish footballers playing in Oceania born Cristian CeballosAl Wakrah (Qatar)Santander (CANT) Victor VazquezUmm Salal (Qatar)Barcelona (CAT) Sergi SamperVissel Kobe (Japan)Barcelona (CAT) Piti MedinaJamshedpur (India)Reus (CAT) Edu GarciaATK (India)Zaragoza (ARA) Raúl RodríguezAl Arabi (Kuwait)Barcelona (CAT) Soccer playerTeam (Country)Birthplace (Community) Hugo LopezDhofar (Oman)Gijón (AST) Albert RieraAuckland City (New Zealand)Barcelona (CAT) Markel SusaetaMelbourne City (Australia)Eibar (PV) Juanan GonzalezBengaluru (India)Palma de Mallorca (BAL) Juande PradosPerth Glory (Australia)Alicante (VAL) Jordi TarrésLee Man (Hong Kong)Barcelona (CAT) In second position, with nine representatives, the Community of Madrid and Andalusia are equal.. For Madrid residents Álvaro Negredo (Al Nasr), Aitor Monroy and David Grande (Jamshedpur), Marcos Tébar (Odisha), Sergio Cidoncha (Kerala), Rufino Segovia (Selangor), Gabi Fernández (Al Sadd), Álvaro Mejía (Al Shahaniya) and Javier Patiño (Ratchaburi). The Andalusian ‘Navy’ is made up of Pedro Conde (Al Ahli Shabab), Bienve Marañón and Manuel Herrera (Ceres Negros), Manu Gavilán (Happy Valley), Tiri Espinosa (Jamshedpur), Carlos Delgado (Odisha), Álex Gálvez (Qatar SC) , Carli de Murga (Chonburi) and Álvaro Silva (Bangkok Glass).Bengaluru & nbsp; (Facebook) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>The canary Nili Perdomo celebrates a goal in IndiaBengaluru (Facebook) Jorge OrtíPegasus (Hong Kong)Zaragoza (ARA) Albert SerránBengaluru (India)Barcelona (CAT) David RochelaPort FC (Thailand)As Pontes (GAL) Dani CancelaKitchee (Hong Kong)A Coruña (GAL) Manuel OnwuOdisha (India)Tudela (NAV) Xisco HernándezOdisha (India)Palma de Mallorca (BAL) Eñaut ZubikaraiAuckland City (New Zealand)Ondarroa (PV) Edu BediaFC Goa (India)Santander (CANT) Fernando RecioLee Man (Hong Kong)Barcelona (CAT) Alberto BotíaAl Wehda (Saudi Arabia)Farmhouses (MU) Sergio CastelJamshedpur (India)Artea (PV) With seven representatives appears Canary Islands, whose standard bearers are Yaki Yen (Qingdao Huanghai), Jonathan Viera (Beijing Guoan), Nili Perdomo (Bengaluru), Aridane Santana (Odisha), Mandi Sosa (ATK), Néstor Gordillo (Hyderabad) and Sergio Suárez (Port FC). Castilla La Mancha contributes six footballers to the elite of Asian football -Gaspar Panadero (Al Wahda), Noe Acosta (Jamshedpur), Agus García (ATK), Alfonso de la Cruz (PSS Sleman), Andrés Iniesta (Vissel Kobe) and Ángel Carrascosa (Foakaidhoo) -, one more than Castilla y León -Carlos Peña (FC Goa), Javi Hernández and Víctor Mongil (ATK), Rafa López (Hyderabad) and Toti (Bangkok Glass) – and the Community Valencian -Manuel Bleda (Kitchee), Mario Arqués (Kerala), Xavi Torres (Al Arabi) and the brothers Kiko and Natxo Insa (Johor FC) -.Cantabria basin with four representatives: Osmar Ibáñez (FC Seoul), Edu Bedia (FC Goa), Fran Dorronsoro (Odisha) and Cristian Ceballos (Al Wakrah). Galicia, Aragon, Islands Balearics and Asturias, with two, and Murcia, Basque Country and Navarre, with one, they close the Spanish committee in Asia. In total, 15 autonomous communities, four more than in America, are represented in the elite of Asian football.Cantabria, Galicia, Aragón, Baleares, Asturias, Murcia, the Basque Country and Navarra Osmar IbáñezFC Seoul (South Korea)Santoña (CANT) Soccer playerTeam (Country)Birthplace (Community) Fran DorronsoroOdisha (India)Torrelavega (CANT) Ferran CorominasFC Goa (India)Banyoles (CAT) Dimas DelgadoBengaluru (India)Santa Coloma de Gramanet (CAT) Angel BerlangaAuckland City (New Zealand)Madrid (MAD) Isaac CuencaVegalta Sendai (Japan)Reus (CAT) Diego CastroPerth Glory (Australia)Pontevedra (GAL) Gerard GarrigaWaitakere (New Zealand)Monells (CAT)last_img read more

Fowler-Reid powers Mico to big win over UWI

first_imgSUNSHINE Girl Jhaniele Fowler ,Reid warmed up for the England friendly series later this month with a brilliant performance at the University of West Indies, Mona, as defending senior intercollegiate netball champions Mico ‘A’ swept UWI 46-28 in their top-of-the-table clash on SaturdayWith both teams coming into the game unbeaten after three wins each, the repeat of last year’s final was expected to be a close and fiery affair.However, the Mico team, which boasts five national senior players in their line-up including Fowler-Reid at the goal-shooting position, Shantel Slater (goal defence), Nicole Dixon (goal attack), Trishana Hanson (centre) and Kadien Dehaney (goal defence), proved too strong for their opponents.With Fowler-Reid finding her range from the early exchanges, Mico raced to a quick 11-6 lead after the first quarter.UWI showed some more fight in the second quarter, particularly through goal shooter Shamara Nelson, goal attack Rebekkah Robinson and Thristina Harwood, who was played at wing attack.Mico, however, continued to dominate, with Dixon providing good support to Fowler-Reid inside the circle as Mico held their grip with a 20-12 half-time advantage.For the remainder of the game, it was all Mico, especially in the third quarter, where they outscored their opponent 17-1 to push their lead 37-13.With Mico resting most of their starters for the final quarter, UWI had their best showing in the game, outscoring the defending champions 15-9.Fowler-Reid top-scored for Mico with 30 goals from 34 attempts, while Dixon (12 from 14) and Slater, who changed position, later scoring 4 from 5 attempts. For UWI, Nelson top-scored with 22 from 28 attempts.The semi-finals are slated for this Saturday at the G.C. Foster College.Earlier in the day, playing at home, Mico ‘B’, which is also the defending intermediate champions scored a big 47-24 win over G.C. Foster College ‘B’. However G.C. Foster College ‘C’ turned the tables on the defending champions Mico ‘C’ in their junior encounter as the Spanish Town- based team won 29-22.last_img read more

President Sirleaf Salutes Madagascar, Mozambique on Independence Anniversaries

first_imgPresident SirleafPresident Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has sent a congratulatory message to her colleague, the President of the Republic of Madagascar, Mr. Hery Rajaonarimampiania, on that country’s 57th Independence anniversary on June 26.The Republic of Madagascar proclaimed its independence from France as the Malagasy Republic 1960.According to a Foreign Affairs Ministry release, President Sirleaf said, “It brings me delight to assure you of my government’s determination to continue to strengthen the cordial relations subsisting between our two countries, in our endeavors to improve the well-being of our peoples and to lead our countries to a brighter future.”President Sirleaf has also sent a congratulatory message to her colleague, the President of the Republic of Mozambique, Mr. Armando Guebuza, on that country’s 42nd Independence Anniversary on June 25.In 1974, the revolution in Portugal restored democracy to the country and led to a change in attitude to overseas territories such as Mozambique. FRELIMO took control of Maputo, the capital, in April 1974 in a coup. Independence for Mozambique was officially declared just over a year later on June 25, 1975.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Chinese Bank, BaiShanLin discuss future in Guyana

first_img…Investment Agreement with Govt was not terminated—AttorneyHigh-level meetings are being held in China with stakeholders of BaiShanLin International Forest Developers Inc (BIFDI), with a view of determining the fate of the Chinese logging company in Guyana and whether there will be any further investments locally.This information was disclosed by Attorney for the embattled logging company in Guyana—Pratesh Satram.Logs extracted by BaiShanLin awaiting exportationA BaiShanLin truck in the interiorHe told Guyana Times on Sunday that the legal team is awaiting word from China on how to move forward with any representation. The meetings, he said, include members of the China Development Bank (CDB) and the executives of the Company.The CDB’s involvement came after a US$60 million loan the logging company had secured from the bank, was placed in limbo when the Guyana Forestry Commission (GFC) pulled the plug on BaiShanLin’s Joint Venture Agreements here.Guyana Times was also told that while the GFC has terminated the Joint Venture Arrangements BaiShanLin shared with five local companies, in addition to revoking its State Forests Exploratory Permit (SFEP), the investment agreement that had been inked between the company and government remains in force.Should the Investment Agreement be terminated, BaiShanLin will be liable to repaying all of the fiscal concessions it had been granted over the years to the tune of billions—in addition to the $80 million the GFC claims it is owed.The GFC on Tuesday last announced that it was moving to repossess concessions held by BaiShanLin.Guyana Times has since been able to confirm too that the Forestry Commission had also in the previous week, written to five companies affiliated with BaiShanLin, terminating the Joint Ventures that the companies had effected with the Chinese logging company.Each of the companies had held Timber Sales Agreements (TSAs) which BaiShanLin used in order to extract and export logs from Guyana since its SFEP disallowed extraction from its concession.Based on documentation seen by this publication, on September 1, 2016, the GFC wrote to the five companies with whom BaiShanLin had entered into Joint Ventures, informing them that the arrangement had been terminated, since the Commission had not been informed ahead of time of a transfer of shares.Each company was told to remove any equipment it had on the more than 400,000 hectares of forest within 90 days.BaiShanLin has since secured the services of Satram and Satram Law Firm and the attorneys are now questioning the action taken against the five companies since none would have made or reneged on any commitments to the government or the Forestry Commission.Satram had told Guyana Times on Wednesday that the US$60 million loan taken by the Chinese logging company from the CDB was under threat, since the shares BaiShanLin would have acquired in the local companies had been used as security against the loan.The matter has also engaged the attention of the Chinese Embassy in Guyana, since it was approached for assistance by BaiShanLin.According to letters issued to Haimorakabra Logging Co Inc, Kwebanna Wood Products Inc, Sherwood Forests Inc, Wood Association Industries Company and Puruni Woods, they had violated provisions in the Forestry Act when they failed to inform the Commission of a transfer of shares, hence the decision to terminate the arrangement.In making the announcement of repossession, the Commission said: “The decision came after the company failed to deliver on agreed actions to introduce investors to the Commission and having been given time to prove that it had an acceptable plan to clear an approximately GY$80 million debt.“In keeping with Forest Governance Practices, the GFC will be formally repossessing the concessions owned by the company and accelerating efforts to recover the debt owed,” it declared.None of this however, had been communicated to any of the five companies and according to the Attorney this publication spoke with, the GFC has not been formally responded to, but the matter would be vigorously defended in court.BIFDI was incorporated in September 2006 under the Guyana Companies Act 1991 with the main objective of timber harvesting and establishing downstream wood processing operations in Linden.To date however, BIFDI has failed to fulfil many of its commitments to the Government of Guyana, reneging on the obligations it made, which were accepted in good faith, according to GFC.last_img read more

Govt records $31.7B deficit for 2016

first_imgEnd-of-year reportThe Guyana Government recorded a fiscal deficit of $31.7 billion for the year 2016, approximately 4.4 per cent of the nation’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). This is according to the Finance Ministry’s End-of-Year outcome report, which was released on April 13.The report noted that the deficit was smaller than the expected $38.4 billion, or 5.4 per cent of GDP, which had been projected during the presentation of the 2017 Budget. The report put this difference down to lower expenditures.Finance MinisterWinston Jordan“The smaller-than-projected deficit was due to lower expenditures, particularly current expenditures, coupled with higher-than-projected revenues and grants.”The report added that tax and non-tax revenue collections in 2016 were $177.3 billion. According to the report, this amounts to $2.5 billion, or 1.4 per cent, more than the 2017 Budget projects.“Tax revenues rose to $151.7 billion in 2016. Total non-tax revenue increased to $25.5 billion, in line with projections at the time of the presentation of the 2017 Budget.”The Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) was shown to have remitted $42.3 billion in 2016, which the report admitted was $274 million below projections of the 2017 Budget.Already, the Government has introduced a number of new tax measures which it says would widen its tax base. Some of these measures, such as the imposition of Value Added Tax (VAT) on private tuition and on basic utility services over a stipulated threshold, have prompted street protests.ExpenditureMeanwhile, total Central Government expenditure was shown to amount to $216.8 billion for 2016, $4.2 billion lower than projected at the time of the presentation of the 2017 Budget. There were a number of reasons for this.“Total non-interest recurrent expenditure amounted to $163.4 billion in 2016, marginally less than the $166.7 billion projected at the time of the presentation of the 2017 Budget, due to lower-than-projected spending for Other Goods and Services and Transfer Payments,” the report stated.“Other Goods and Services totalled $46.8 billion for 2016, slightly less than the $48.8 billion projected. Transfer Payments totalled $67.3 billion in 2016, marginally less than the anticipated $68.8 billion.”Constitutional agenciesThe report revealed $686.8 million as the unspent sums from constitutional agencies. One of the reasons the report attributed this to was several projects not being executed owing to “setbacks” in the tender process.This comes after constitutional agencies received more than $7 billion in lump sums for the year 2016. At the time, the National Assembly had approved the allocations following contentions over the estimates, resulting in a number of proposals for funds being cut.Employment costs, according to the Finance Ministry’s report, totalled $49.4 billion in 2016, exceeding the $49 billion that had been anticipated.“Central Government capital expenditure amounted to $46.6 billion, slightly below the projected year-end position of $47.6 billion, due largely to continued slow implementation of our loan portfolio, which declined by 12 per cent.”The data submitted in the End-of-Year outcome report represents an update on the data which had been read by Finance Minister Winston Jordan in the 2017 Budget presentation last year. When that budget was read, the data Jordan had quoted at the time only reflected projections since the budget was an early one.last_img read more

New playground seeks to be more inclusive

first_imgThe rest of the playground will include handle bars and regular playground equipment for the other children.The PAC is trying to raise $160,000 for the entire cost of the playground’s construction. Olmstead says because of the high cost of the playground, the Committee is going to have it built over three phases. The first phase – which is also the most expensive – will include all the wheelchair accessible portions of the playground.She says she hopes the playground will be finished within the next two years.Anyone wishing to donate money can contact either Baldonnel Elementary School at 250-789-3396 or Brandie Olmstead at 250-262-2799.Advertisement A new wheelchair accessible playground is in the works for Baldonnel Elementary School.Students with mobility problems have difficulty accessing the school’s current playground, says Brandie Olmstead, president of the Parent Advisory Committee for the school.- Advertisement -Olmstead says there is a huge need for this type of playground not only for use by students at the school but by people in the community as well.[asset|aid=3307|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=a4cd29003f4c8cf76706eb1198f3e2d4-Olmstead 1_1_Pub.mp3] The new playground will be located closer to the road so that it is more easily accessible and will have a ramp.Some of the features that will make it wheelchair accessible include rubber matting across the full length of the playground, ramps and a Sway Fun. The Sway Fun looks similar to a boat. It can hold two wheelchairs, but also has benches for other children and caregivers on which to sit. Olmstead says she’s excited about this particular piece of equipment since it will allow all the children to interact and play together.Advertisementlast_img read more