North Peace SAR Rescue DC Woman

first_imgHudson’s Hope police say one woman was sent to Fort St. John Hospital last night after a quadding accident. The woman and a male passenger were driving a quad in the Hudson’s Hope area when the woman mistook the terrain and crashed the vehicle over a 30-foot embankment. The couple was from Dawson Creek.- Advertisement -The woman’s injuries were non-life-threatening, but she required the assistance of local RCMP, hunters and North Peace Search and Rescue to be removed from the scene of the accident.There is no word on the woman’s condition.last_img

Police ranks asked to produce H2H Registration slips to superiors

first_imgPolice ranks from across the country are being summoned to produce relevant information to their superiors to verify whether or not they were registered for the upcoming regional and national elections.Chairperson of GECOM, Justice (retd) Claudette SinghAccording to a senior Police source, the ranks have been instructed to report to their superiors in their respective divisions whether they had completed the registration exercise that was conducted by the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) recently.However, even though they are being mandated to supply such information to their commanding officers, the police ranks are uncertain as to what will happen to those who have not yet registered for the impending elections.“I am not sure what will happen, or why they need it in the first place. But they told us we have to do it, and that’s what we have to do. My friends, I am not sure if they got to register, and for those who didn’t, we don’t know what will happen, what they plan to do, or if there are any forms of sanction,” the policeman stated.According to the policeman, the instruction was sent out via a whatsapp text in a group that was created and is being used by all Police officers in that Division.He further explained that in “B” Division (Berbice), this information, which is being garnered at all Police outposts and Police stations, will be forwarded to the office of the Commander there.Meanwhile, in “C” Division, (East Coast Demerara), Police ranks were given a different instruction.In a document seen by this newspaper, in a Police message sent/received via books, there is a notice that Police ranks will have to report to the Brickdam Police station on Tuesday with “slips” to prove whether or not they had been registered.Attempts to contact Police Commissioner Leslie James on the matter proved futile. Chairperson of the Guyana Elections Commission, Justice (retd)Claudette Singh, last week put a halt to the House- to-House Registration. The last day for such an activity was August was reported that based on the ruling of the Chief Justice on August 14, 2019 that House-to-House Registration is not unlawful and is constitutional, the data garnered from that registration exercise must be merged with the existing National Register of Registrants Database (NRRDB).In this regard, the Commission will move to an extensive Claims and Objections Exercise (C&O) before extracting the Preliminary List of Electors (PLE).The Commission, however, stated it will continue to further deliberate on other matters of importance for the holding of General and Regional Elections within the shortest possible time, and the Secretariat will continue to implement a number of operations activities, in particular training of polling day staff and procurement of non-sensitive materials.last_img read more

Aid sought to battle wildfires

first_imgBy late Monday, the three fires had burned more than 58,900 acres; damaged or destroyed 46 homes, businesses and churches; and injured five people, including two firefighters. More than 15,000 people were evacuated in the Santa Clarita Valley. “This has the potential to be one of the largest fires we’ve experienced in years,” said Los Angeles County Fire Department Inspector Ron Haralson. “And this is some of the driest conditions we’ve experienced in our history with record-low rainfalls. “We have resources coming in from all over, but we’re stretched thin. If these fires continue to grow or we get other starts, that will further stretch the resources we have ordered and have in reserve now.” Based out of the Emergency Operations Center in Monterey Park, county officials are coordinating the massive deployment of firefighters, sheriff’s deputies, and public works, animal control and mental health workers. Sheriff’s personnel across the county were placed on 12-hour shifts and sent to help evacuate people and provide security in evacuated areas. About 213 deputies were deployed to the Malibu area and 161 near Agua Dulce. “Many have been going door to door evacuating people,” sheriff’s spokesman Steve Whitmore said. “We are also managing the traffic flow in and out of these areas.” Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said the city is providing personnel and equipment to control the blazes in Malibu, Agua Dulce and Canyon Country. “The city has activated its Emergency Operations Center and will closely monitor the fires around-the-clock to manage resources and prepare for any fires that may threaten the city,” Villaraigosa said. The county Fire Department set up command posts at the Malibu Civic Center and Agua Dulce Airport to coordinate strategies to contain the fires and deploy engine companies, strike teams, camp crews, airplanes and helicopters. “This is government at its best,” county Fire Department Chief P. Michael Freeman said. “It’s a cooperative effort from the state down to the local government.” Staff Writer Lisa Friedman contributed to this report. (213) 974-8985160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.The Federal Emergency Management Agency has given the state fire-management-assistance grants to cover the costs of equipment replacement and repair as well as mobilizing firefighters. Meanwhile, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has deployed fire crews, engines, air tankers and helicopters. Sen. Barbara Boxer spoke on the Senate floor Monday evening, urging a federal state of emergency in California. “California can’t fight this battle alone,” Boxer said. “I know President Bush will act swiftly on this. There are certain areas where we have to work together, where there cannot be an inch of distance between us.” Calling in help from Nevada, Arizona and throughout the state, more than 2,600 firefighters in Los Angeles County sought to contain the Ranch, Buckweed and Canyon fires. Thousands of firefighters fanned out across Southern California on Monday, battling nearly 20 blazes that had burned more than 100,000 acres in seven counties and forced thousands of people to flee their homes. With state fire resources stretched thin, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger asked other states for help and directed 1,500 California National Guard troops to help firefighters. About 200 troops will come from the California-Mexico border and four National Guard helicopters will be used to help douse the blazes. Schwarzenegger said President George W. Bush, U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein and other federal officials offered additional assistance. last_img read more

Fulham’s Williams faces six months out

first_imgFulham midfielder George Williams faces six months on the sidelines after suffering a serious knee injury while on loan at MK Dons.The 19-year-old was taken off during the Dons’ League One match against Chesterfield last Tuesday.Scans showed he had ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament injury and he underwent reconstructive surgery in London on Saturday.The Wales international will now begin a rehabilitation programme which is expected to last four to six months.Williams had only rejoined his former club on loan three weeks ago and the Chesterfield game was his fourth appearance.Before he was forced off, he set up a goal for Lewis Baker, the Chelsea midfielder who is also on loan at Stadium MK.See also:Fulham midfielder joins Gillingham on loanFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebookjlast_img read more

Wholesale changes for Bafana tour Down Under

first_img21 May 2014South African national football coach Gordon Igesund has been forced into making 11 changes to his squad of 18 players for international friendlies against Australia and New Zealand next week.Bafana Bafana face the Socceroos in Sydney on 26 May, followed by a clash with the All Whites in Auckland on 30 May.Gordon Igesund told the South African Football Association (Safa) that while the withdrawals had affected his plans, he was still confident that those selected would do the country proud.‘Very capable players’“I have put together a big squad of around 34, which is young and excited about playing for the country, so those who I have called as replacements are part of that broader squad. They are very capable players,” Igesund said in a statement.“All of these players are part of the group that should participate in the Africa Cup of Nations qualifying matches for 2015 in Morocco. This is an opportunity for those selected to raise their hands and be counted. They are young and should compete.”InjuriesIgesund also said there was little he could do about injuries, but added he had confidence in those players who had been selected for the South African national team.“It has been a long season for most of these players and there is little I can do about injuries. Injuries are part of the game of football and there is no one to be blamed for this.”WithdrawalsAfter 11 players selected for the Antipodean internationals pulled out of the tour, Igesund admitted at the OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg on Tuesday that some of those players had been withdrawn by their clubs.“I can confirm that players that are out are Oupa Manyisa, Thabo Matlaba, Itumeleng Khune, Kagisho Dikgacoi, Bernard Parker, Siphiwe Tshabalala, Tsepo Masilela, Siyanda Xulu, Andile Jali, and Sibusiso Vilakazi,” Igesund said.“In their place I’ve called up Hlompho Kekana for KG, Senzo Meyiwa for Khune, Thuso Phala for ‘Shabba’, Thato Mokeke for Masilela, Kermit Erasmus for Parker and Eric Mathoho for Xulu. I also called up Vilakazi to replace Jali, but then he later got injured. In his place I’ve called up Teko Modise instead.”No contactHe also said he had not heard back from all the newly called-up players, possibly because some of them might be on holiday outside of South Africa.“This thing has come at a bad time for us. The players are human beings and need to go on holiday after a long season,” Igesund said.Bafana Bafana leave for Australia on Thursday.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Taking in the Scope of Mato Grosso

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Chris ClaytonDTN Ag Policy EditorOMAHA (DTN) — Tom Schwieterman, who grows 750 acres of corn and soybeans near Burkettsville, Ohio, said he had heard about the size of Brazilian soybean farms for years, but didn’t understand it.“You can look in any direction and see wide-open land and planted crops,” Schwieterman said. “At home, every place you look you see a house, a barn, a silo. Out there, you just saw wide-open spaces. It’s just baffling to see something that huge. It’s actually bigger than I thought it would be.”DTN joined a tour of U.S. farmers through parts of Amazonia, Mato Grosso and Parana states in Brazil during the first two weeks in February. Farmers touring Mato Grosso and Parana repeatedly noted their soybean yields were lower than expected, but they had shifted to their second crop, which was either cotton or corn.After a week touring around the state of Mato Grosso, Brazil, Schwieterman and other Midwest farmers said their eyes were opened to the scale of production, state of technology and the value of U.S. infrastructure at home.Yaro Chmelar, a Washington, Iowa, farmer and former director for the Iowa Soybean Association, had been in Brazil in 2003 and recalls the expectations then to increase soybean production. “They don’t care about out-producing the United States, but want to see everybody sell more to China and more to Europe, and that’s what we need to do,” Chmelar said.Chmelar noted the efficiency of Brazilian farmers and their workers moving from harvest to planting a field. “They move quickly from soybeans to corn, or cotton, how they move from harvesting to replanting in 10 days, which we can’t do,” Chmelar said. “The equipment is humungous, just huge. I’m not a big farmer, but I’m just impressed with the equipment, and I’m also impressed with the people.”Bill Wehmeyer, a retired farmer from Flint Hill, Missouri, who farmed for 37 years in north-central Missouri, also said his immediate takeaway was the size of the farm areas. “I’m sure there are not that many areas of the world that have that much good farm land without some rough areas beside it,” Wehmeyer said. “It’s impressive. The roads, not so much.”Wehmeyer compared some of the roads to being a bit like “75 years ago in Missouri,” given so many were unpaved stretches.For the volume of product that Brazilian farmers move, Schwieterman was surprised at the lack of railroad crossing Mato Grosso to help more efficiently move commodities to port. “You would think somebody would catch on,” Schwieterman said. “When you can pull 100 cars and not just two, it seems to me somebody is missing out on a good thing.”Bob Cook, a farmer from Elkhorn, Wisconsin, who farms continuous corn in the southeast part of the state, said infrastructure was actually better than he expected, noting the roads weren’t great but passable. The lack of rail throughout most of Mato Grosso also leads to a vast trucking system that agriculture has created. “They have plenty of freight to move the crop,” Cook said. “I always heard it was a seven-day turn to get to port and always wondered how you come up with enough trucks to do that. I got to see how they came up with enough trucks to do that.”“No. 1, they are hauling 2,000 a bushels a crack, and No. 2, there is an abundance of trucks like I have never seen in my life,” he said.Looking at the opportunity for younger farmers to come to Brazil, Cook said he doesn’t think there is a huge benefit because quality land is a premium in both the U.S. and Brazil.“I don’t think it’s a huge advantage,” Cook said. “Probably the only benefit down here is they do have a barter system.”Brazilian farmers talked about the ability to pay for inputs and other products mainly by committing a volume of production to the seller. “All you have to do is worry about how many bags (bushels) per acre you are going to have to produce to cover your input costs,” Cook said. “I see that as a huge advantage for someone who doesn’t have any capital.”Cook credited Brazilian farmers for stewardship as the country has expanded production by having legal reserve requirements on farms, which vary from state to state and when farm ground was purchased.“Being here gives me a whole perspective of what it really is,” Cook said. “I couldn’t wrap my head around it without being here.”The availability of more farmland is there under some scenarios. Native tribes own 1 million hectares (2.47 million acres) of prime ground in parts of Mato Grosso. Brazilian farm experts indicated the tribes are looking more seriously at revenue from putting that land into production.John Takacs, a hay and straw farmer from Wellington, Ohio, said he got a different view of Brazilian agriculture after expecting to see older combines and technology in the fields. “It’s the complete opposite. They are doing everything that we are doing. The organization, the size of the farms, it’s all there.”Takacs was also surprised at the scope of the reserve acreage and the emphasis some farmers placed on sustainability practices. At least one farm provided a detailed explanation of its sustainability measures and the importance of those practices to selling soybeans and other commodities to Europe.“They have some viewpoints that are ahead of us in many ways,” Takacs said. “They were all talking about their carbon footprint. It seems like they are well into their sustainability focus.”Chris Clayton can be reached at Chris.Clayton@dtn.comFollow him on Twitter @ChrisClaytonDTN(ES/AG)© Copyright 2019 DTN/The Progressive Farmer. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Mosque vandalised in Haryana’s Karnal

first_imgAround half-a-dozen Muslim men were allegedly beaten up and a mosque was vandalised by the locals protesting against the volume of the loud-speaker during Namaz in Haryana’s Karnal district on Wednesday. A case has been registered under different sections of the Indian Penal Code in this connection.A group of young men in Karnal’s Newal village allegedly barged inside the mosque around 9 p.m., beat up the people offering Namaz and also destroyed the loud speakers. The young men also issued threats to the the ones offering prayer. “Those offering Namaz were beaten up without any provocation. It is not the first incident in Karnal. Many such incidents of attack on Muslim community have happened in the past. We don’t get much help from the police on several occasions,” said local leader Inaam Khan.Station House Officer, Kunjpura Police Station, Inspector Raj Kumar, said that a case was registered on charges of voluntarily causing hurt, criminal intimidation, unlawful assembly and rioting. He said that it was a “minor altercation” over loud speaker and that no arrests were made so far.last_img read more

Manalang bids goodbye to Adamson after ‘heartbreaking’ loss

first_img“I thought we were going to go all the way,” said Manalang Saturday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. “Since day one I believed that, but that’s life. Sometimes things don’t go your way.”Adamson held a 63-54 lead heading into the final 10 minutes of the game but the Green Archers found their rhythm in the fourth period just as the Soaring Falcons faltered.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutLa Salle outscored Adamson 28-12 in the final period to claim one of the spots in the championship round.“Being my last game, I didn’t care if I make mistakes, I’m just playing as hard as I can, trying to help the team the way I can,” said Manalang. “I just tried to do the best of my ability but we came up short.” Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Manalang had 16 points and four assists in his career-ender as he gave it all he can to help Adamson get over the semifinals hump.“Obviously it’s a tough loss, it was heartbreaking for me since this is my last game as a Falcon but I am extremely proud of my teammates,” said Manalang who played just two seasons in the UAAP, with both years ending in semifinal exits.“To the coaching staff, they taught me so much on being a point guard and being a man. I’m just very lucky and very blessed to be part of this. It’s sad that it has come to an end but I know these guys will be back next year so I’ll be cheering them on.”ADVERTISEMENT CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Here comes Alab For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Read Next Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIt wasn’t the ending Robbie Manalang envisioned for himself in his last game for Adamson.The Soaring Falcons lost to De La Salle, 82-75, in the Final Four to end their campaign in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament Saturday in a game that would forever sting Manalang.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games View commentslast_img read more

Mexico star Marquez back at Atlas after US drug sanctions

first_imgEthel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ No more menthol cigarettes: New ban on tobacco, vape flavors FILE – In this June 5, 2016 file photo, Mexico defender Rafael Marquez leaves the pitch after a Copa America group C soccer match against Uruguay at University of Phoenix Stadium, in Glendale, Ariz. Marquez is back with his club on Monday, Sept. 18 2017, more than a month after the U.S. Treasury Department named him on a sanctions list for alleged drug trafficking ties. Atlas says the 38-year-old defender is practicing with the team again and will continue his legal fight. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)MEXICO CITY — Mexican soccer star Rafael Marquez is back with his club more than a month after the U.S. Treasury Department named him on a sanctions list for alleged drug trafficking ties.Atlas said Monday that the 38-year-old defender is practicing with the team again.ADVERTISEMENT ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims LATEST STORIES Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trump to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groups Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ View comments MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Winter storm threatens to scramble Thanksgiving travel plans Bucks re-sign 40-year-old guard Jason Terry Argentine bishop appears at court hearing on abuse charges In August, Marquez was among 22 people sanctioned by the department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control. He was accused of acting as a frontman for the Raul Flores Hernandez drug trafficking organization.Marquez has denied any wrongdoing and said he will work to clear his name. He is not known to face any criminal charges in the United States or Mexico.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingAtlas says Marquez will continue his legal fight while at the team.Marquez has played internationally with AS Monaco, Barcelona and the New York Red Bulls.last_img read more

Cape Breton Office Closures Feb 13

first_imgDue to the expected storm track, provincial government offices located in Inverness, Richmond and Victoria counties will close at noon today, Monday, Feb. 13. Cape Breton County (CBRM) offices will close at 2 p.m. All provincial government offices located in mainland Nova Scotia will remain closed for the day. -30-last_img