Canada Toronto senior shows it’s never too late to learn to speedskate

14:31  13 october  2017
14:31  13 october  2017 Source:   Toronto Star

Conditional discharge for cop who sicced dog on man

  Conditional discharge for cop who sicced dog on man An Ontario police officer who pleaded guilty to assault after siccing his K9 unit dog on a compliant suspect was granted conditional discharge on Wednesday, as the judge blamed the incident on an "impulsive error in judgment.''Justice Harvey Brownstone said the officer had taken responsibility for his excessive use of force and had expressed remorse for his actions.

After seeing a newspaper ad offering lessons, a 70-year-old Bob Bach decided it would make a good birthday gift for himself.

It is never too late . I just heard about a grandmother who is doing the Hour of Code this week just to keep up with the rest of the students. Originally Answered: My kid is a junior or senior in high school and has never learned to code. Is it too late ?

Bob Bach, 78, skating at the MasterCard Centre during a practice with his skate group. © Nick Kozak Bob Bach, 78, skating at the MasterCard Centre during a practice with his skate group.

After seeing a newspaper ad offering a chance to learn to speedskate, 70-year-old Bob Bach decided it would make a good birthday gift for himself.

“It was something I wanted to do for a long time,” said Bach, now 78 years old. “I didn’t even know there was speedskating in Toronto, frankly.”

After watching Canada’s Olympic short-track speedskating team with awe for two more than two decades, starting with the 1988 Calgary Winter Games, Bach decided it wasn’t too late to learn when the opportunity came up.

“I have relatively strong legs, and not an overly well developed upper body, so speedskating seemed like a good choice,” Bach said.

Lady Gaga Shares Touching Birthday Tribute to Friend Who Died of Cancer in May

  Lady Gaga Shares Touching Birthday Tribute to Friend Who Died of Cancer in May Lady Gaga Shares Touching Birthday Tribute to Friend Who Died of Cancer in MaySaturday was a sad one for Lady Gaga: it would have been her late friend Sonja Durham’s 42nd birthday.

Here is proof that it ' s never too late to start.

It can get you back into the habit of learning , making it easier to go on and do more, and it can give you a real sense of achievement. How to Choose a Musical Instrument to Play. Never Too Late to Learn an Instrument.

Bach skates weekly with the Toronto Speed Skating Club at the MasterCard Centre in Etobicoke, while also finding time to play squash three times a week and working at his day job, developing energy-efficient buildings.

“I’m very fortunate that I don’t have any hip or knee or ankle problems, that’s one of the things that has allowed me to carry on,” Bach said.

He attributes this nimbleness to 45 years of playing squash.

“Amongst the adult group, I’m vying to not be the slowest,” Bach said. “If you start something at the age I started, you’re never going to be good . . . but I like the sport and I’m still doing it.”

Despite a significant age gap between Bach and most of the people he skates with, the love of the sport brings everyone together.

“It’s a club of very nice people,” Bach said. “(They) are there to help with the many tasks that need to be done every time the rink is used, so it’s a very collaborative atmosphere.”

Caitlan Coleman's father questions why son-in-law took wife hiking in Afghanistan, his refusal to fly home on U.S. plane

  Caitlan Coleman's father questions why son-in-law took wife hiking in Afghanistan, his refusal to fly home on U.S. plane Freed hostage Caitlan Coleman’s father is questioning his Canadian son-in-law’s decision to take his pregnant wife hiking in Afghanistan Freed hostage Caitlan Coleman’s father is questioning his Canadian son-in-law’s decision to take his pregnant wife hiking in Afghanistan and, once released after five years in captivity, refusing to fly home on an American military plane.

Could you explain the meaning of it is never too late to learn , with an example? So I said ok, but on the drive home I realized that a 14 would be too big. So I called her back and asked if it was too late to change my order.

It ' s never too late to start over. If you weren't happy with yesterday, try something different today! Don't stay stuck. Do better.

Bach hopes to stay on the blades for a few more years.

“If I reached 80, I’d be pretty pleased,” Bach said. “(Ten years) isn’t bad when you start as late as I do.”

Bach doesn’t have one favourite speedskater, but he does admire Charles Hamelin, a three-time Olympic gold medallist, and his girlfriend Marianne St-Gelais, a two-time silver medallist at the Winter Games.

When Bach’s club hosted a competition for the world’s top short-track speedskaters, Bach had a chance to talk to the successful pair.

“They also took the time to make themselves available to younger skaters, and there was a period where they weren’t busy, so I had chance to chat with them — very pleasant people,” Bach said.

While most of Canada’s elite short-track speedskaters like Hamelin and St-Gelais hail from Quebec, the Toronto Speed Skating Club is one organization trying to grow the sport in Ontario. It is run by volunteer coaches, and is the only competitive speedskating club in the city. It was founded in 1995.

Goalie dies after collision during Indonesian soccer match

  Goalie dies after collision during Indonesian soccer match The collision, at first blush, did not look especially frightening or dangerous.But Choirul Huda, a popular, 38-year-old goalkeeper for Persela in the Indonesia Super League, quickly clutched his jaw and head, tipping TV viewers and the crowd that something was very wrong. Not long afterward, Huda died in a hospital in Sidorejo in Lamongan, East Java.The cause of death was head and neck trauma, said Dr. Zaki Mubarok, of the Dr. Soegiri Lamongan General Hospital.The collision with his teammate Ramon Rodrigues occurred when Huda came out of the goal for a ball late in the first half. Footage shows him clutching his jaw and face as medical personnel rush onto the field.

Lyrics to ' Never Too Late ' by Three Days Grace: Time we've lost Can't get it back The life we had. Show All ({{discussionTotal}}).

× You can save this tab as Personal to edit and correct it or add notes. All changes will be seen only by you. Learn more ». tempo control. change instrument. show fretboard. metronome. × How to play Never Too Late .

“We offer skating for anyone pretty much six years old to Bob’s age, and older,” said Meryl Nelson, a board member for the club.

Some members skate for recreation, while others are competitive, hoping to make the provincial and national teams.

The club has 80 members, but Nelson is hopeful that the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea in February will drive more interest.

“The only time people get to see speedskating is the Olympics . . . so we count on it to give (interest in the sport) a bit of a boost,” Nelson said. “We’re a bit of a niche sport, we’re competing with hockey.”

Bach was one of those inspired after watching the Olympics.

“Age is not a barrier for Bob and he is an inspiration to many,” said Leo Zan, president of the club. “I’m sure his story can help encourage others that it’s never too late to get fit and learn something new.”

Dougie Hamilton: Jagr’s hockey knowledge rubbing off on young Flames .
The addition of future Hall of Famer Jaromir Jagr has been a significant one for the Calgary Flames’ young players, according to defender Dougie Hamilton.Now a couple weeks into his tenure in Alberta, the aura of Jagr’s illustrious, nearly three-decades-long career is already rubbing off on some of the Flames’ young guns.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

This is interesting!