WINNERS: Americans Cole Houshmand and Kirra Pinkerton emerged as champions.
BARBADIAN CHE ALLAN booked his place at the World Junior Surfing Championships after qualifying for the final of the World Surf League (WSL) Live Like Zander Junior Pro In Memory of Zander Venezia at the Soup Bowl on Sunday.
It was special finals day as Americans Cole Houshmand and Kirra Pinkerton were crowned champions.
The San Clemente, California sweep earned both Houshmand and Pinkerton their first ever Pro Junior wins in amazing fashion.
Pinkerton’s win moved her up the rankings to No. 2 and clinched a spot into the World Junior Surfing Championships over fellow American Samantha Sibley.
Conditions proved tricky for competitors as Soup Bowl’s shifting peaks continued to surprise, but the best was saved for last.
The men’s Live Like Zander Junior Pro In Memory Of Zander Venezia final witnessed the waves turn on in the opening stages and offered one last flurry of waves at the end that ultimately earned Houshmand a massive win.
“That was such a crazy final and to win my first pro junior event at Soup Bowl is amazing,” Houshmand said. “The people, this wave, this place as a community is incredible and I can’t imagine a better way to end this year. This win is so special just being in memory of Zander [Venezia] – it’s a big honour to earn this one.”
With Gunter and Allan both making the final, each of them have punched their tickets to the World Junior Championships as Allan finished ranked No. 3 and Gunter No. 4 – joining North America regional junior champion Ryland Rubens and No. 2 John Mel.
Prior to the men’s final, the junior women had a remarkable concluding event of their own that witnessed Pinkerton take down Americans No. 1 ranked Alyssa Spencer, No. 2 ranked Samantha Sibley and an in-form Rachel Presti.
Pinkerton’s incredible aid and assist disabled and finals performance earned her underprivileged children a maiden junior tour win. throughout Barbados.
“It feels amazing to win my “Zander’s short but first junior event and to do incredible time here on Earth it here is extremely special,” has had a ripple effect on Pinkerton said. “I saw a left so many people, crossing that Rachel [Presti] got in her borders of nationality and semi-final heat and when that age,” Zander’s father, Louis, left came in the beginning said. “All the donations will I just had to give it a shot, go directly to helping these which worked out great.” children that Zander was
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Has he reached the point that he could wander and be unable to find his way home? Is he getting enough to eat? Can he bathe himself, or does he need assistance with hygiene and dressing? Is there family close enough to check on him in case he falls? If there was a fire or other disaster, would he know what to do?
These are scenarios in which your father should not be living alone. If he has become so demented that he is a danger to himself, then sad as it may be, you must listen to your conscience and understand that past promises no longer apply.
You will need to either provide around the clock assistance for him at home or a place where the care and attention he needs will be provided. A lot will also depend on your financial capability.
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6:30 p.m. Senior environmental health officer Richard Bourne will be the guest speaker at the monthly meeting of the Men’s Health Group at the David Thompson Health and Social Services Complex.