New patrol to cycle Fort St. John

first_imgPhoto: Lynlee, 2, and Shane Clauson, 3, were two of the first youth to get free prizes from the bike patrol for wearing their helmets while riding their bikes at the Centennial Park skate park./Kimberley Molina A new RCMP bike patrol will be taking to the streets of Fort St. John this summer.- Advertisement -The patrol will have two full-time members, with around seven part-time members, and will officially run from July 1 until Sept. 1.Constable Jackelynne Passarell says the officers will act as a safety assurance for the community, being able to patrol walking trails and park areas, as well as being able to deter vandalism and loitering.She says the benefit of having officers on bikes is that they can go into areas where a police car can’t.[asset|aid=2980|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=6a473a1f8d1d91adeee783f92a1490e4-Passareell – Bike Patrol_1_Pub.mp3] Advertisement The officers have taken special training courses that included pulling over vehicles.They can hand out various tickets for offences, but will also be implementing a “Positive Ticketing Campaign”. The campaign allows the officers to give out coupons for free items to youth who they see abiding by the safety laws – such as by wearing proper safety gear when skateboarding or bicycling – so as to encourage positive, healthy behaviour.The prizes have been donated by various local sponsors, and young people who get a positive ticket can also get their names entered in a draw for a $100 gift certificate from Ferris Fast Cycles.last_img read more

TKR get sweet revenge against Tallawahs

first_imgHero Caribbean Premier LeagueTrinbago Knight Riders have bounced back from their loss against the Jamaica Tallawahs (JT) to register a four-wicket win of their own. Decision came down to the final ball of the match on Sunday.Playing at the Central Broward Park in Florida, TKR won the toss and turned the tables by giving JT first strike. Tallawahs, led by two entertaining half centuries from opener Glen Phillips and David Miller down the order, set a target of 184 for victory, with the loss of only five wickets.Contrastingly, two half centuries from Colin Munro and Darren Bravo, and a much needed cameo from skipper Dwayne Bravo, were instrumental in the chase.Imam Wasim had an eventful first two overs with the removal of Sunril Narine without scoring and Chris Lynn for two. Lynn misjudged a run and found himself far from home. TKR were in trouble at 16-2.Oshane Thomas picked up the wicket of Brendon McCullum for eight, as he mistimed a shot outside off and was caught at backward point.With the score on 28 – 3, Munro and Darren Bravo made a tremendous recovery with a 107-run partnership. Darren contributed an even 50 and got out, while Lynn had four sixes and four fours in his 51-ball stay of 67.The left-hander Bravo hit five sixes in the 35 balls he faced before being bowled by Wasim. Dwayne entered with the equation being the TKR needing 48 runs from 18 balls. Like his little brother, he slammed five maximums in his 11-ball 36.With 21 required from 12, Russell struck in the penultimate over when he bowled Munro down the leg side. Javon Searles was the new batsman, and he gave the strike to the captain, who blasted the final ball of Russell’s over over the rope for six. TKR now needed seven from the final over.Searles missed the first delivery, got a leg bye on the second, then the skipper got out going for a big shot over point and was caught by Kennar Lewis. Ball four was a dot and the fifth was a wide, decreasing the equation to five runs needed from two balls.Thomas’s second attempt at the delivery went for two, and now Tallawahs were set to secure victory with two lower order batsmen in the middle and three runs to get from one ball. Searles cut one short and wide outside the off in front of square, and that ball ran away to the boundary for the win.Earlier in the evening, bowling first seemed to work out fine from the first over for TKR, who struck through man-of-the match Khary Pierre when he trapped Lewis lbw for 1.Meanwhile, at the other end, Phillips got to work right away on his knock of 80, with Steven Taylor joining. Two overs later, Tallawahs were set back with the loss of Taylor for eight, and Pierre was having a magnificent start to his spell.Ross Taylor then entered with the score on 26 – 2, but found himself back in the dugout after putting just seven runs on the board. A full delivery on leg from Fawad Ahmed got a top edge as Ross went for a big sweep and was caught by Dwayne Bravo in first slip. JT were now 47 – 3.When Miller arrived in the middle, Tallawahs’ strike rate got a significant boost with Phillips batting aggressively at the other end. The two shared a 112-run fourth wicket partnership, the backbone of the innings.Tallawahs reached their first 50 in nine overs, gently accelerated to reach 100 in 15 overs; then demolished the Knight Riders’ attack in the remaining five overs, plundering 83 runs in the process.Phillips played a well-preserved innings, reaching the half century mark in 46 balls; while Miller, the aggressor, registered a 26-ball 50. The opener scored all around the park, even switching it up in the process. However, one too many gifted his wicket to Dwayne Bravo, who had him stumped after bowling wide to avoid the trick shot. His innings was laced with only two fours and an equal amount of sixes.Miller continued the onslaught, and was left unbeaten on 72, with 54 runs having come in boundaries – five fours and the same amount of sixes.Russell entered in the final over, but was not able to launch an attack, being dismissed for 1 by Ali Khan. Rovman Powell came to the middle, and took a single to give Miller the strike; and he finished the innings in style with a huge six back over Khan’s head.last_img read more

AC Milan faces UEFA financial fair-play penalties

first_img“After careful examination of all the documentation and explanations provided, the Chamber decided not to conclude a voluntary agreement with AC Milan,” a UEFA statement said.The key concerns focus on the takeover of the club by Chinese businessman Li Yonghong.UEFA said: “There are still uncertainties in relation to the refinancing of the loans to be paid back in October 2018 and the financial guarantees provided by the main shareholder.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Seven-time European champions Milan have run up losses of 255 million euros ($300 million) in the last three seasons © AFP/File / MARCO BERTORELLOLAUSANNE, Switzerland, Dec 15 – AC Milan face penalties from UEFA after European football’s governing body said on Friday it had failed to strike a deal with the Italian club over its spending.Seven-time European champions Milan have run up losses of 255 million euros ($300 million) in the last three seasons, way above the 30 million euros permitted by the rules that are designed to stop clubs from over-spending.last_img read more

Inter eye Messi to rival Ronaldo at Juventus

first_imgREAD: Inter Milan eye ‘move for Lionel Messi to rival Cristiano Ronaldo at Juventus’ as club target ‘huge signing’But now Inter are said to be plotting an audacious swoop for his fierce rival, according to interesting comments made by Pirelli CEO – and Inter fan – Marco Tronchetti Provera.The quotes led to a front page story for Tuttosport on Tuesday as Tronchetti Provera suggested Suning, the club’s owners, want to make a ‘huge signing’.‘I hope that Suning, once Financial Fair Play will allow it, can make a huge signing,’ said the CEO.‘Messi? How can you say no to Messi?’Now back in the Champions League, Inter are building towards a serious assault on titles both domestically and in European competition and Messi would provide a huge boost in belief.With both players approaching the tail end of their careers, there may be a temptation for the Argentine to try his hand outside of Spain.Having lost Neymar to Paris Saint-Germain last summer for a world record deal, Barcelona will have no desires to sell their biggest star and asset and that is the biggest obstacle for the Italian side.-By Daily Mail- 0Shares0000(Visited 4 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Now back in the Champions League, Inter are building towards a serious assault on titles both domestically and in European competition and Messi would provide a huge boost in belief.LONDON, United Kingdom, July 24 – Lionel Messi has emerged as a shock target for Inter Milan as the club want the Argentine ‘to rival Cristiano Ronaldo at Juventus’.Ronaldo ended his nine-year La Liga dual with Messi this summer as he swapped Madrid for Turin in a Sh11.5bn (£88mn) move.last_img read more

Public’s help sought in identifying dead man

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinals160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LANCASTER – Los Angeles County coroner’s officials are trying to find anyone who knew a middle-age homeless man found dead last month where he had apparently been sleeping next to an Antelope Valley Freeway off-ramp. Found lying beside a tree in a landscaped area at the freeway’s southbound Avenue K on-ramp March 24, the man was determined to have died from high blood pressure and heart disease, coroner’s officials said. “According to sheriff’s deputies, he was identified as a local transient in the area,” said Craig Harvey, Los Angeles County’s chief coroner investigator. “No wallet or identification was found on him at all.” Known now only as John Doe No. 56, the man may have come to Lancaster from the Bakersfield area, officials said. About 45 to 55 years old, the man was white, about 5-foot-7 and weighed 150 pounds, with graying brown hair and brown eyes, a full beard, no upper teeth and partial lower teeth, coroner’s officials said. He had on him a bank deposit slip from a nearby Bank of America branch. He was wearing a blue plaid shirt, blue jeans, a blue denim vest and a dark green jacket with hood, as well as white sneakers and socks, officials said. Anyone with information is asked to contact Investigator Daniel Machian at the coroner’s identification unit at (323) 343-0754 or call (323) 343-0714.last_img read more

‘How about £300k and a year’s supply of dog food?’ Reaction to Sanchez reports

first_img Alexis Sanchez celebrates Arsenal’s FA Cup win 1 Arsenal may have made a huge statement of intent with the club-record signing of Alexandre Lacazette but tying down current star Alexis Sanchez is also a huge priority.According to reports the Chile international is demanding £400,000-a-week to stay at Arsenal after supposedly turning down an offer of £275,000-a-week.With just 12 months left on his contract the Gunners are desperate to sign up their main man for the long term and it could be a difficult summer as they try and negotiate a new contract.Unsurprisingly the news has generated plenty of reaction from Arsenal fans on social media.Have a look at a selection of opinions from Gooners with regards to paying out big money for their number one star.last_img read more

Funds need to be diverted to local Donegal roads – Councillor McGowan

first_imgA Donegal county councillor has pleaded with the county’s TDs to lobby for more Government funding for local roads.Cllr Patrick McGowan said if something is not done locally about the state of our roads, then we will be facing an emergency situation.He added that a small transfer of funding form national roads budgets would make a huge difference. He said “The council’s roads office is struggling to maintain the local and regional roads where surface conditions are deteriorating year by year due to the lack of Government funding.“However, I am pleased at the workmanship and standard of finish on the roads that are being surfaced including Community roads such as this.“A small transfer of funding from the National Primary and motorway roads budget would make a massive difference to our local roads fund and I would appeal to all our Oireachtas members to come together and lobby Minister Ross for sufficient local road funding.“It has to be obvious to everyone that there will a national crisis regarding local roads conditions if something isn’t done soon,” said Cllr Mcgowan. The local roads office carried out surfacing on the entrance to St Mary’s GAA Club in Convoy last week.And Cllr McGowan credited the local roads staff for a job well done and wished to pass on the members’ appreciation.A small matching contribution was made to the project by the Club.Sports clubs as well local trails and walkways are being supported by various schemes at present and hopefully more resources will be made available to develop recreation and outdoor facilities which will help tourism and contribute to health and wellbeing, added Cllr McGowan.Work is due to restart on another short section of the Trusk Road footpath from the Weavers housing scheme outwards, also on the Letterkenny road from Admiran Park out to Alan Park Dunwiley. Funds need to be diverted to local Donegal roads – Councillor McGowan was last modified: July 16th, 2018 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Punjab & Haryana HC bars stating of caste in proceedings

first_imgThe Punjab and Haryana High Court has instructed Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh not to mention the caste of the accused, victims or witnesses in proceedings before the court.A Bench of Justices Rajiv Sharma and Kuldip Singh, while passing a ruling in a murder case where the Haryana police had mentioned the caste of the accused, witnesses and the victim during the proceedings, noted that the caste system was profoundly illogical and was also against the basic tenets of the Constitution.“…it would be pertinent to mention here that during the course of investigation, the police have used the caste of the accused, witnesses as well as of the victim. This is not permissible. Mentioning of the caste status separately in the criminal proceedings is a colonial legacy and requires to be stopped forthwith…The Constitution guarantees a casteless and classless society. All are born equal,” observed the court.The court has directed the Secretaries (Home) of the governments to issue instructions to all investigating officers not to mention the caste of the accused, victims or witnesses in recovery memos, FIRs, seizure memos, inquest papers and other forms prescribed under CrPC and Punjab Police Rules.last_img read more

Rugby World Cup winner reveals heart surgery after tick bite

first_imgLacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ 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 Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo View comments Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR LATEST STORIES “This is not something that should be looked at like, ‘oh it’s only a tick, a tick is a bit like a flea, its fine!’.“These ticks carry some really quite potent, serious bacteria and they can cause you a lot of problems. Raising awareness of them is imperative,” added Dawson, who has used the experience to join up with the Big Tick Project, which looks to raise awareness about the dangers of ticks and tick-borne disease in the UK.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ NCAA postpones Tuesday’s games Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side MOST READ NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim England’s Matt Dawson dives over the line to score a try against Wales during the Six Nations rugby match at Twickenham, southwest London 04 February 2006. England won the game 47-13. AFP PHOTO ADRIAN DENNIS / AFP PHOTO / ADRIAN DENNISEngland’s 2003 Rugby World Cup-winning scrum-half Matt Dawson revealed Monday he has undergone heart surgery due to being bitten by a tick in a park in London last year.The 44-year-old — who won 77 caps for his country and played seven times for the British and Irish Lions — said he would never have thought he was running such a risk going for a walk in a London park with his children.ADVERTISEMENT Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “I had two days where I felt awful. Very feverish, on the sofa, crashed out,” Dawson, who was diagnosed with Lyme disease which is a bacterial infection caused by infected ticks, told the BBC.“It was a really scary time for me and my family. Such a tiny creature caused me to end up needing heart surgery.”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 openingDawson no longer has the disease though it has taken several heart procedures and he still has to take medication. “I’m still on medication and its going to take a lot of time for the heart to fully recover,” he said.last_img read more

World Cup: Can India be fifth time lucky against Pakistan?

first_imgAs India take on Pakistan in the World Cup semifinal on Wednesday at Mohali, it will be interesting to watch if Shahid Afridi’s men can shed the losers’ tag asscociated with them this time. Pakistan have never beaten India in a World Cup match. Both the teams have clashed four times on the World Cup stage with India having an upper hand everytime.India captain Dhoni will look to carry forward the legacy.With Sachin Tendulkar looking ominous, the question on everyone’s lips is if he will slam his 100th international century at Mohali and lead India home. Tendulkar has never failed with the willow against his favourite enemy Pakistan. The last time the two arch-rivals clashed in 2003 at Centurion in South Africa, Tendulkar plundered 18 runs off Shoaib Akhtar’s first over, setting the tone for the match that saw India dumping Pakistan out of the Cup. Tendulkar (98) played one of greatest knocks of One-day cricket against a formidable pace attack that included Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis as Saeed Anwar’s century went in vain.With a team that is improving its performance, Afridi is keen on beating India.Talking of India’s batting line-up, Yuvraj Singh, who has a record four MoM so far in the tournament, looks hungrier than ever for runs, while Sehwag, on his day, can decimate the opposition single handedly. As for the youth brigade, which showed lots of courage during the game against Australia, it would be a litmus test to come good at the big stage even as Afridi-led Pakistan are getting better and better with each game.So, ahead of the mega clash, we take a look at how the two teams have fared against each other:advertisement1992 Benson and Hedges World Cup: Pakistan were bundled out for 173 runs in reply to India’s 216 at the Sydney Cricket Ground, thanks to Sachin’s attacking 54 and a 26-ball 34 from Kapil Dev. India’s 43-run win had also some drama attached to it with keeper Kiran More and Javed Miandad lending a touch of colour to the high-octane encounter.The 1996 World Cup match saw Ajay jadeja score 22 runs off a Waqar Younis over.1996 Wills World Cup: Ajay Jadeja, who looted 22 runs off a Waqar Younis over in a pulsating quarterfinal tie at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore, will remain a sore point for Pakistan. India’s 57 runs came off the last four overs as they folded for 287. In the high-voltage match, Venkatesh Prasad sent Aamer Sohail to pavilion soon after the latter indulged in sledging. India won by 39 runs as Pakistan crumbled under pressure. An injured Akram withdrew ahead of the match. His effigies were burnt in Karachi and Lahore by fans who saw something else in his pullout.Pak players celebrate the dismissal of Rahul Dravid in the 1999 World Cup.1999 ICC World Cup: The game, fought in the background of Kargil War, at Old Trafford, Manchester ironically did not see any friction. Venkatesh Prasad stole the show with a five wicket haul as Pakistan’s wickets fell at regular intervals chasing India’s modest target of 228 (Tendulkar’s 45, Azhar’s 59 and Dravid’s 61). India won by 47 runs.Sachin Tendulkar helped India beat Pakistan in the 2003 World Cup.2003 ICC Cricket World Cup: Saeed Anwar’s 101 runs helped Pakistan score an imposing total of 273 runs at the SuperSport Park, Centurion. However, it was Sachin’s day all along. By the time Akhtar claimed Tendulkar, who suffered cramps, it was all over. India won by six wickets.last_img read more