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Fog causing significant delays at Airport

first_imgThe North Peace Regional Airport in Fort St. John is experiencing significant delays because of heavy fog in the area.A representative from the airport said that Flight 953 from Vancouver had to be diverted back to Vancouver because of the fog. Currently there are no flights being permitted to either take off from or land at the airport.- Advertisement -Lineups at the airport are significant according to the representative. The best bet to find out about the delays is for customers to get in contact with their airline. For those picking someone up from the airport they are recommended to get in contact with those who they are supposed to pick up.According to airport staff the fog does not look like it will be lifting anytime soon.last_img

‘Rapper’ blasts Regal Masters to title

first_imgTop-order batsman Eoin “Rapper” Abel scored a vital half century, while pacer Parsram Persaud took five wickets in extremely hot conditions to hand Regal Masters an easy 61-run victory over Better Hope Masters to win the Masters title in the 12th annual New York Softball Cricket League (NYSCL) Independence Cup on Sunday at the Roy Wilkins Park in Queens New York.Abel, who scored 52, walked to the crease to face the second ball of the match, after opener Mahesh Chunilall was taken at short cover off the first ball, when Regal won the toss and opted to bat. Despite the early loss, “Rapper” played his shots, which brought him success over the three days in the Big Apple, where he scored 250 runs including three half centuries in five games to be adjudged the Most Valuable Player of the tournament.At the 10-over break, Regal Masters had recovered from the loss of Chunilall to reach 75 for 2, with Abel on 52 from 43 balls and Mohendra Arjune on five. Abel and opener Throy Kippins (18) put on 60 runs for the second wicket against some testing Better Hope bowling, with temperatures reaching 43 degrees Celsius.After the break, Abel, who won a prize for scoring the highest individual score of the tournament when he hit 90 against Tropical Springs on Friday, faced two more balls before he was sent back without adding to his six boundaries. His dismissal exposed the pugnacious middle order, which saw the new champions scoring 87 runs for the loss of five wickets in the second 10 overs of their innings.Rudolph Baker continued his good run in the tournament with another counterattacking innings of 42 (6×3; 4×3) from 23 balls, while David Harper worked the gaps for 20 not out (14 balls; 1×4) as Regal Masters finished on 162 for 7, which turned out to be too much for the opposition.Baker and Harper combined for 57 runs for the seventh wicket from less than 5 overs of positive batting. Bowling for Better Hope Masters, H Walker and G Singh picked up two wickets each.In reply, Better Hope were sent packing for 101 in 18.2 overs, with Persaud returning figures of 4-0-15-5 which earned him the prize of best bowling figures and Man of the Match in the final.At the presentation ceremony, team owner Mahendra Hardyal thanked the organizers for their hospitality, and stated, “The Georgetown Softball Cricket League Inc representative teams’ Regal All-Stars and Regal Masters, are here to stay.”Hardyal also used the opportunity to congratulate his teams, and to invite all teams for the lucrative Prime Minister’s Cup tournaments in Georgetown from October 19 to 21.In the Pro tournament for teams with players over 50 years of age, Ontario Royal Canadian Masters beat New York President’s XI, while SVC All-Stars dethroned NYSCL All-Stars in the Open category.last_img read more

LNG The Major Focus At Nation2Nation Community Forum

first_imgKITIMAT, B.C. – Over 150 people attended the N2N Community Forum in Kitimat from June 2nd to 3rd.Coalition Mayors were the ones to take the spotlight at the meetings. The two-day event focused on First Nations, industry and governments working collaboratively on major projects and sustainable development, especially development related to BC’s LNG industry.Mayor Bill Streeper of the Northern Rockies Regional Municipality said the LNG development is crucial to BC and the economy right now.“Development of an LNG industry for British Columbia is the only real economic opportunity we have in Northeast BC right now. Our community of Fort Nelson is suffering with people walking away from their homes because they can’t pay their mortgage due to not having a job. We need an LNG industry for BC and we need it now.”- Advertisement -He also said that without LNG, Canada will have no other markets for Canadian gas after the US was found to now have enough natural gas to supply its domestic markets.Fort St. John Mayor Lori Ackerman took centre stage at day 2 of the forum. She also expressed the importance of LNG in BC, saying it will boost the economy, but also jobs.Advertisement “The Conference Board of Canada says demand for natural gas will double between 2012 and 2035, driven by production of liquefied natural gas (LNG) for Asian markets and increased use of natural gas within Canada to produce electricity and produce bitumen in the oil sands. This increase in demand will drive an estimated $386 billion (in 2012 dollars) of investment. This investment will generate $364 billion in real GDP, support 131,460 jobs each year, produce $2.5 billion in corporate profits, $10.7 billion in labor income and provide $5.3 billion per year in tax revenues.”last_img read more

Sterling sparkles as City move five points clear, Palace end winless run

first_img0Shares0000Raheem Sterling celebrates scoring in Manchester City’s win over Bournemouth © AFP / Oli SCARFFlondon, United Kingdom, Dec 1 – Manchester City moved five points clear at the top of the Premier League as Raheem Sterling inspired a 3-1 win over Bournemouth, while Crystal Palace clinched a crucial 2-0 victory over relegation rivals Burnley on Saturday.Pep Guardiola’s side racked up their sixth successive league win thanks to a second half surge after Bournemouth shocked the Etihad Stadium. City hold a significant lead over second placed Liverpool, but they can close the gap back to two points if they beat Everton in the Merseyside derby at Anfield on Sunday.Guardiola left City’s record goal-scorer Sergio Aguero out of the squad, but even the Argentine star’s absence couldn’t halt the champions’ momentum.City had scored 40 goals in their previous 13 league games and it took them just 16 minutes to shatter Bournemouth’s resistence as Bernardo Silva bagged his second goal of the season.Leroy Sane’s shot was saved by Asmir Begovic, but Silva was on hand to tap into the empty net.City were stunned in the 44th minute when Callum Wilson headed Bournemouth’s equaliser from a Simon Francis cross.But the leaders restored order in the 57th minute as Sterling continued his mastery of Eddie Howe’s team.Sterling netted from close-range after Begovic spilled Danilo’s shot, making it eight goals in six league appearances against Bournemouth for the City winger.Ilkay Gundogan put the result beyond doubt when the German finished a fine move involving Bernardo Silva and Sane in the 79th minute.At Selhurst Park, Palace ended their eight-game winless league run at the expense of fellow strugglers Burnley.Heading into this weekend, Palace had managed two points at home this season, scoring only two home goals, which were both penalties.Roy Hodgson’s team finally ended their drought from open play in bizarre fashion when James McArthur’s 16th minute cross was missed by players from both teams, hit the far post and trickled into the net.Andros Townsend’s 77th minute curler ensured Palace would win for the first time since September and condemn third bottom Burnley to a seventh successive league game without a win.– Farcical twist –Brighton conceded the fastest goal in the Premier League this season, but Chris Hughton’s team recovered to win 2-1 at 10-man Huddersfield.David Wagner’s side took just 54 seconds to open the scoring through Mathias Jorgensen.But fourth bottom Huddersfield were reduced to 10 men when Steve Mounie was sent off for a 32nd minute foul on Yves Bissouma.Brighton drew level in first half stoppage-time through Shane Duffy’s towering header.The Seagulls sealed their first win in four games thanks to Florin Andone’s maiden goal in English football in the 69th minute.Leicester won for just the second time in seven league games as Watford slumped to a 2-0 defeat at the King Power Stadium.Claude Puel’s side won an 12th minute penalty when Jamie Vardy was brought down by Watford goalkeeper Ben Foster and the England striker converted it himself for his fifth goal of the season.James Maddison, back in the team after a ban for diving, doubled Leicester’s lead in the 23rd minute with a fine finish.Watford’s misery was complete when Etienne Capoue was sent off in the 90th minute for a lunge on Kelechi Iheanacho.West Ham ended Newcastle’s three-match winning run as Javier Hernandez struck twice in a 3-0 victory at St James Park.Newcastle fans had called for supporters not to take their seats until the 11th minute in protest against “11 wasted years of Mike Ashley’s tenure as chairman at the club”.And, in a fittingly farcical twist for the troubled club, the fans who joined the protest were only just settling into their seats when Newcastle fell behind in the 11th minute to Hernandez’s cool finish.West Ham had won just one of their previous six league games, but Hernandez netted again in the 63rd minute before Felipe Anderson capped the rout in stoppage-time.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Super-sub Gomis fires Al Hilal into Club World Cup semi

first_img0Shares0000Hair he goes: Hilal’s Bafetimbi Gomis celebrates scoring © AFP / KARIM JAAFARDOHA, Qatar, Dec 14 – Veteran French striker Bafetimbi Gomis came off the bench to score the only goal as Saudi Arabia’s Al Hilal defeated African champions Esperance 1-0 on Saturday to reach the Club World Cup semi-finals.Gomis, 34, replaced Gustavo Cuellar in the 65th minute before scoring the only goal of the game eight minutes later. Former Saint-Etienne, Lyon and Swansea striker Gomis found the target after flicking the ball over the African side’s defenders before slotting the ball into the bottom corner.Al Hilal lost Mohamed Kanno to a red card late in the game but it did not prevent the Asian champions from setting up a last-four clash on Tuesday against Brazil’s Flamengo.Later Saturday, Qatar’s Al Sadd face Monterrey of Mexico with the chance to face European champions Liverpool in the semi-final on Wednesday.0Shares0000(Visited 7 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Court rejects DWP salary case again

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.“You’re not asking that a particular group be protected, but asking that nobody can be disclosed,” said Janavs, who last month tentatively rejected the union’s bid for a temporary restraining order. “There’s not been a showing made that all employees (represented) by the union should be exempt.” The judge issued her decision after the union’s attorney, Robert Dohrmann, briefly argued that disclosing the information could put DWP security officers at risk. But Janavs said the union hadn’t identified specific groups in its filing, and she cited a case in which the California Supreme Court upheld disclosure of some information on police officers. The Daily News obtained the information on DWP workers from the DWP itself under the California Public Records Act. The newspaper reported Sept. 30 that DWP employees’ salaries average $76,949 a year and that the workers earn nearly 20 percent more than the average Los Angeles municipal worker. Review of the payroll was triggered by a DWP board decision to seek higher rates for water and power. Less than two weeks later, the union filed its motion seeking a temporary restraining order. By Beth Barrett Staff Writer For the second time in less than a month, a judge on Thursday rejected a bid by the Department of Water and Power’s union to bar the Daily News from publishing its members’ names, positions and salaries on the Web site. In a hearing that lasted just three minutes, Superior Court Judge Dzintra Janavs said the union representing nearly 8,500 DWP workers failed to demonstrate the need for a preliminary injunction. The Daily News also has filed a lawsuit against the union seeking to have its lawsuit against the newspaper dismissed. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Democrats call on Bush to improve care for vets

first_imgWASHINGTON – A Democratic senator on Saturday accused President George W. Bush of “hollow talk” in support of U.S. troops returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, and she said the Bush administration has not done nearly enough to provide veterans with the care they need. Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., said, “The president can call on Democrats to follow him in lockstep all he wants, but when it comes to caring for our veterans, we are not about to start taking advice from George Bush.” Bush scolded Democrats on Thursday for combining spending bills for defense and veterans programs with one for labor, health and education matters. Republicans consider the bill bloated. The president also lamented that his emergency spending request for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan still languishes. “The president has said the need to enact these reforms and complete the Veterans Affairs appropriations bills is urgent, and hopefully Congress will pass a bill he can sign,” Walton said.160Want 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 MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre Murray, delivering the Democrats’ weekly radio address, accused Bush of underfunding the Veterans Affairs Department and said thousands of troops returning from Iraq and Afghanistan are “stuck in a bureaucratic nightmare” and aren’t getting the health care they need. The senator said the number of uninsured veterans has grown rapidly in recent years. The administration also lost the personal data of millions of veterans and failed to correct shoddy outpatient treatment and poor living conditions at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, she said. Murray, the fourth-ranking Democratic senator, defended a Democratic bill that pays for veterans programs and other priorities such as education and medical research. The bill provides thousands of new case workers to help reduce delays for treatment, improves conditions at Walter Reed and other facilities and invests in new ways to treat ailments such as post-traumatic stress disorder, she said. Murray’s comments were criticized by Republican National Committee spokesman Brian Walton, who noted that former Sen. Bob Dole and former Health and Human Services Secretary Donna Shalala are working to implement recommendations of a presidential commission to improve treatment of wounded veterans, while “Democrats like Patty Murray are standing on the sidelines throwing out shrill, unhelpful rhetoric.” last_img read more

San Francisco shouldn’t welcome tainted Olympic torch

first_imgChina is an egregious violator of human rights.It seems by this point in history this should be common knowledge, and proponents of free speech, media and religion shouldn’t have to keep justifying opposition to the regime by offering the examples that repeat from day to day.China’s track record is grim: Labor and re-education camps full of political prisoners. More executions than anywhere else in the world. More journalists and cyber-dissidents caught and punished by a massive crew of censorship police. China’s propping up the brutal regime of Myanmar that kills democracy protesters in cold blood – and blocking U.N. Security Council action by maintaining it’s just business as usual in a sovereign state.So why in the world would a progressive city like San Francisco welcome the torch of the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics? AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre “The torch should not be permitted to be used as a propaganda vehicle for the communist dictatorship in China,” said Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-Calif., who in August co-sponsored resolutions calling for the United States to boycott the Olympics over China’s role in Darfur and its human-rights violations at home.Yet the City by the Bay is the sole U.S. stop on the global torch relay, with the flame set to pass through on April 9. One grass-roots group of human-rights-minded residents isn’t so willing to let that happen, but so far the San Francisco Team Tibet Coalition can’t even get an audience with Mayor Gavin Newsom to ask him to cancel the torch relay through the city.“Your welcoming of the Olympic torch would suggest … that you are ready to turn your back on a unique opportunity to promote legitimate international concerns and… take a stand for justice in Tibet and China,” stated the Aug. 8 letter to Newsom. According to Giovanni Vassallo, president of coalition member the Committee of 100 for Tibet, the mayor’s office has not responded.Repeated attempts to obtain comment from Newsom’s office were unsuccessful.The “Journey of Harmony” torch relay hasn’t just stirred the waters in the Bay Area: Beijing included Taipei on the relay route, only to have Taiwan – which is not allowed to use its flag, seal or anthem at the Games – declare the torch unwelcome, calling it “a brazen attempt to downgrade Taiwan to a part of China.” China has also instituted strict background checks on foreign climbers on the Tibetan side of Mt. Everest in an effort to thwart protesters on the torch route. Shannon Service, a Students for a Free Tibet member who was detained by Chinese authorities in April for protesting at Mount Everest, is part of the coalition setting its sights on San Francisco.“The mayor doesn’t seem to quite get that when the torch passes through our fair city it will not be hailed as a symbol of international unity and sports,” she said. “It’s going to raise international protest as a symbol of occupation, torture and genocide.”“San Francisco is known worldwide as a center of progressive consciousness,” said Laurel Sutherlin, also arrested on Mount Everest. “We cannot allow the Chinese government to exploit the reputation of our city to advance their nefarious policies on the global stage.”At this point, we unfortunately can’t go back and fix what the International Olympic Committee should have never done in the first place: awarding the 2008 Summer Games to Beijing. It takes a truly blind individual to not see the hollowness of the regime’s empty promises to reform in return for the games. Conversely, we’ve seen increased press-freedom crackdowns and, according to Amnesty International, “re-education through labor” and “enforced drug rehabilitation” in order to “clean up” Beijing before the games.What we can do, though, is take a stand and decide that this tainted Beijing torch does not represent the values of a nation that has pledged to defend the basic dignity and human rights of every individual.China’s torch should not be welcomed on American soil. The city of San Francisco should take the bold step of canceling the torch relay through its streets, putting humanity before revenue and justice before publicity.This torch should also light a fire under Americans to reconsider other partnerships with China until its people and the Tibetan people are free.“After the monks have been mowed down and slaughtered in the streets of Rangoon, (Myanmar), it has to be more difficult for people to accept that we have the Olympics in Beijing,” Rohrabacher said.Bridget Johnson writes for the Daily News and blogs at Write to her by e-mail at local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Man United fans tear into Alexis Sanchez for ill-timed clothing range tweets

first_imgThis why you missed the game yesterday?— TJ (@UtdTJ) August 20, 2018 silverware Sanchez has struggled for form since signing for United in January Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener ALTERED REVEALED Latest Premier League News How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Alexis Sanchez was forced to delete a video and photographs on Twitter promoting a new clothing range on Monday after facing a backlash from Manchester United fans.The United fans were of the view that Sanchez’s posts on Monday came too soon after the Red Devils’ woeful loss to Brighton on Sunday afternoon. The advert also showed Sanchez’s naked torso along with the slogan, ‘More power, more seduction, more attitude, more success, more JJO’.Below you can see tweets from disgruntled United fans at the Chilean. Sanchez do you know we lost our match yesterday or you are busy with social media. even you didn’t play but at least some responsibility or sharing your emotional.— Rashid (@alsabri7771) August 20, 2018 gameday 2 England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won The 29-year-old forward missed the game through injury.No reasons were given for the removal of the tweets but the launch of JJO’s Alexis range could have been put on hold because of the fan response.The player’s representatives have been contacted for comment.The video showed Sanchez trying on various garments with a female model hiding behind a curtain watching him getting changed. possible standings 2 United were all over the place at the Amex smart causal Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Everything that’s wrong with the modern players right there, team just lost yesterday you know— Mark G (@mark_v1) August 20, 2018 NEW ERA REVEALED last_img read more

Manchester United boss finds unique way to inspire academy players

first_imgJose Mourinho has brought in an astronaut to inspire Manchester United’s academy players.The Red Devils called Steve Swanson, who is on a tour of the UK after spending 195 days in space, to give a speech to their youngsters. revealed tense A source told The Sun: “Steve spoke about his own experiences and how important it was to all work together.“The players seemed to be interested in what he had to say. Hopefully it will boost their hopes.”Swanson, 57, took a Manchester United flag into orbit on the International Space Station in 2014. Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion 1 Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT BEST OF The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update scrap And Mourinho will hope Swanson’s grit and determination rubs off on his young stars.United are renowned for promoting youth – England internationals Jesse Lingard and Marcus Rashford have been recent success stories, while the 2014 film, The Class of ’92, documented the rise of David Beckham, Nicky Butt, Ryan Giggs, Phil Neville, Paul Scholes and Gary Neville from youth team to superstardom. American astronaut Steve Swanson is currently touring the UK PAYBACK gameday cracker Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos latest Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City ‘I’ll get him’ – Robertson further endears himself to fans with revenge vow to Mane Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions SORRY LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS LATEST Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ 😂 The BEST thing you will watch today! 🚀 Listen to Ally completely lose it talking about a footballers space XI!⬇️ Get your space inspired footballers in below— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) November 23, 2018last_img read more