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Peace River MLA Named As Roundtable Chair

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first_img“It was a great pleasure to have chaired the first B.C. Roundtable on the Economy and Environment,” said  Bernier. “This roundtable discussion brought together representatives from First Nations, industry, the environmental sector, local government and labour organizations for a positive and productive discussion.”The B.C. Roundtable on the Economy and Environment brings together representatives from local government, industry and labour representatives, First Nations leaders and the environmental sector facilitating a discussion to find solutions to balance the needs of resource development and industrial use with the environment.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Police detain principal amid student walkout

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first_imgBALDWIN PARK – The Police Department is investigating why officers detained Sierra Vista High School’s principal during Monday’s school walkout by students.Principal Jackie White was detained reportedly after students who police ordered to be locked into their classrooms were released, according to a statement from the police. Mark Skvarna, Baldwin Park Unified School District superintendent, said he was still trying to learn the facts about what happened. “I’m not mad,” he said. “I guess the only thing I want to say is that I have full confidence in \ Mark Kling. He told me they are doing an internal investigation. Whatever happened, I guarantee you he will get to the bottom of it.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventWhite did not immediately return a telephone call left at Sierra Vista. Officers were trying to corral about 250 students who did not report to 9 a.m. classes on Monday, officials said. That was the day thousands of area students walked out of class to protest a proposed federal law aimed at controlling illegal immigration. Students were roaming around campus and trying to jump over the school’s fences, the statement said. At 10:10 a.m., officers requested Sierra Vista officials place the school in “lockdown,” which would keep students in classrooms and cancel a student break. While police were trying to get control of the 250 students, about 1,100 students were released from class, the statement said. This prevented officers from getting the disruptive students to return to class. After questioning, White was let go when police determined the release of students was probably due to miscommunication, officials said. The statement does not make clear how long White was detained. Police decided there were no grounds to file a criminal complaint against White. The statement also said members of the department have talked with White and apologized for keeping her from her duties as principal. ben.baeder@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2703160Want 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

Andy Goldstein Sports Bar daily podcast – Friday, June 9

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first_imgJoin Andy Goldstein and Jason Cundy for the best bits of Friday’s Sports Bar show.There’s a look ahead to the big clash between England and Scotland, a rundown of the latest back pages and another top Catch Cundy.Listen above or click here to subscribe and download from iTunes.last_img

Hornish Jr. sad to see IRL leave

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first_img The IRL and California Speedway officials could not agree on race dates for 2006, and it appears that dates for 2007 are questionable, too. That means this weekend’s race could be the series’ finale in the Southern California market for several years. “It’s a great race track for us,’ Hornish said. “We certainly want to come back here, and we’re sorry it did not work out.’ Sam Hornish Jr. does not want to leave Southern California anytime soon. But Hornish appears to be making his swan song with the Indy Racing League this weekend. Qualifying for the Indy Toyota 400 at California Speedway is at 3 p.m. today and the race is scheduled for 1 p.m. Sunday on the two-mile oval. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Hornish has two victories and a fourth-place finish in three tries at Fontana, with the fourth coming last year. In his 2003 victory, there was only one caution period and his winning average speed was an astounding 207.151 mph. “I’m disappointed, but it’s not my call’ he said. “It’s a track that you know you can pass on. There are some tracks, like Nazareth, where you have limited passing. But here, you can get back to the front if you’re back in traffic. This track, you know you have the opportunity to make changes to the car during the race, and make it better, and still have the opportunity to win.’ Hornish cannot win the series title, which has already been clinched by Dan Wheldon, but the Team Penske driver can still take second; he’s in third, 26 points behind Tony Kanaan. Hornish, 25, has won twice this season and has three poles. He was on the pole and won at Michigan, which many consider very similar to California Speedway. He also won at Phoenix. Teammate Helio Castroneves was on the California pole last year. center_img With the IRL shortening the schedule from 17 races to 14, one thing Hornish says could be done is that could he race in more series. He mentioned IROC and the 24 Hours of Daytona. But NASCAR? “Roger (Penske) and I discussed that before I signed my contract,’ he said. “It’s whatever Roger wants me to do. I’m not starting any rumors.’ Keith Lair can be reached at (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2272, or by e-mail at keith.lair@sgvn.com. 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

BALLYBOFEY MAN DECLARES FOR LOCAL ELECTIONS

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first_imgA well-known Ballybofey voluntary worker has declared his intention to run in the local elections in May. Alan McMenamin said he was approached in November 2013.“Having given it much consideration I want to officially confirm Today that I WILL be standing as an Independent for the Stranorlar Electoral Area for the Local Elections in May of this Year,” he revealed. He said having consulted widely with people in all parts of the electoral area to see if there was a desire to support a “REAL INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE.”“I believe that the time is right to adopt new politics that is “solution focused” and getting the best deal with and for the local area.“I’m tired of hearing all the bravado from some who say they will ‘be a strong voice for the people, or they will stand up for the people, or their party are the only party to do x, y or z when the reality is the people on the ground don’t see this and only see politicians bleating for themselves.“It’s about time we elected someone who will draw on the strengths of the community and business sector to develop local solutions to local problems and that person is me” He said he couldn’t “continue to sit back and watch the area suffer further hence I want to do something about it and not merely complain like others.”“We have good people and the people deserve better from our local government.“I hope people remember which party’s started this nations spectacular economic crash, who has compounded it and who has done little to truly implement the democratic votes & more importantly the wishes of the people.“This elections campaign is not just about policy issues, it’s about the people being involved in decision that impact on their lives, having a proper input on how we as a county manage our budgets and find solution for local problems. This is about “Putting People First” , putting people at the heart of policy and the heart of Local Government.”Alan has been involved in a paid and voluntary capacity within the region for over 20years. He has direct experience of working with community groups and securing significant funding for them and developing various initiatives. He has worked for a Local Authority so knows the working internally.Alan has been heavily involved down through the years in sporting clubs, community groups, national organisations and has participated in National Consultations and Conferences.He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience that is crucial to the position and believes that this election should be about the Right People for the job.BALLYBOFEY MAN DECLARES FOR LOCAL ELECTIONS was last modified: January 27th, 2014 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

INISHOWEN’S NOWDOC SERVICES MUST NOT BE CUT – SINN FEIN

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first_imgInishowen Sinn Féin public representatives, Deputy Pádraig Mac Lochlainn and Cllrs Albert Doherty and Jack Murray have repeated their strong opposition to proposals to scale back the NowDoc service in the peninsula.They were responding to confirmation from HSE management that they are to “live test” the proposed new NowDoc service over the next number of weeks.They said “We again outline our strong opposition to scale back the NowDoc service in Inishowen. People living in rural areas must have equality of access to vital health services with those living in urban areas. “Rather than adequately resource the NowDoc service across Donegal, the HSE on behalf of the Government have placed the onus to deliver the service onto GPs. This has apparently stretched the resources of many GPs, particularly those serving rural communities.”Proposals have emerged to reduce the current NowDoc service from a doctor and driver on call from 12pm to 8am at three locations in Carndonagh, Letterkenny and Gweedore down to two doctors and drivers based in Letterkenny but available to travel to meet patients in Carndonagh and Gweedore.The current practice of having a further GP on standby for emergencies will continue, they say.They continued “The practical issue here is that many families live a short distance from the surgery in Carndonagh. If these proposals become a reality, typically the family calling out of hours and in worry and distress will have to wait much longer than at present for the doctor and driver to arrive. This is a diminution in service and a loss, no matter how it is presented. “The bottom line is that GPs have been forced into this proposal due to a failure by the HSE to adequately resource the NowDoc service. People living in rural areas of Donegal are being asked again to accept a scaling back of their primary health service and this is not acceptable. We Sinn Féin public representatives are opposed to these proposals and we welcome the opposition of the other public representatives. The HSE need to go back to the drawing board”.INISHOWEN’S NOWDOC SERVICES MUST NOT BE CUT – SINN FEIN was last modified: July 30th, 2015 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) Tags:InishowenNowDocSinn Feinlast_img read more

Kasich urges TPP progress

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first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The prime ministers of Australia and Singapore in a joint press conference in Canberra, Australia, urged the United States to stay engaged in the Asia-Pacific region and called on the U.S. Congress to approve the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement. The two countries are part of the TPP, whose 12 nations have a combined 800 million consumers and represent more than 40 percent of the world’s GDP.“The ratification of the TPP by the U.S. Congress would be of enormous importance to the region and … a profoundly strategically important commitment,” said Malcolm Turnbull, Australian Prime Minister.Lee Hsien Loong, Singapore’s prime minister, who said, “we all hope the U.S. will ratify [TPP] soon,” told reports that it’s important for the United States to stay engaged in the Asia Pacific “on a broad range of areas.”Also weighing in this week on the trade deal, was Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who said in a Washington Post op-ed that how congressional lawmakers vote on the TPP “will affect the course of the United States’ security, prosperity and global influence for the rest of the 21st century and determine whether we advance or retreat from our leadership role at a time of worldwide turmoil and uncertainty.”last_img read more

Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast, October 3, 2018

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first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Dry weather today. But, we are on the cusp of a significantly wetter weather pattern compared to what we have seen recently. The southern half of the state will be drier than the north, but we could see harvest effectively come to a longer term stop after today in parts of the state for at least 10 days. If you are in the field today, go as long as you can as hard as you can on harvest. Yesterday’s precipitation makes it difficult and more of a location by location kind of set up. Rains move into the state tomorrow. Rains tomorrow will be from .1”-.75” with coverage at 80% of the state, and then rains Friday will be from a few hundredths to a tenth or two with 30% coverage. There is no change in our outlook for these two days this morning. Unfortunately, we are putting rain in our forecast on Saturday, but holding its arrival off until late afternoon and evening. A slight positive will be that we are only looking for those rains over parts of the state, mostly from I-70 northward. South of I-70, there is no rain threat Saturday night. We will put rain totals at half an inch or less in the northern half of the state, with coverage at 70%. All action should be winding down by shortly after midnight. Dry for the balance of the weekend and the first part of next week, Sunday through Tuesday, statewide. We should see good dry down as temps stay normal to above normal, but we don’t think the drying can overcome the likely rain totals we see combined before we get there, at least over the northern half of the state. If we do dry down, it will take into at least Monday afternoon to get things right in the wettest areas. A very wet period kicks off Wednesday of next week. We can see rains 4 days straight from Wednesday through next Saturday. The heaviest rains come Thursday and Saturday but combined we can see half to 2.5” with coverage at 100% of the state. This will shut harvest down for a bit longer. Temps also drop behind that system, moving to normal and below normal levels. The map at right shows rain totals through the coming 10 days, ending with next Saturday. The rest of the extended period goes drier, as Canadian high pressure settles in over most of the corn belt. We should be dry from next Sunday on through the following Thursday, at least a 5-day dry stretch. But, it will be needed after all the rain the second half of next week, and with cooler temps, we likely take longer to dry down and evaporate that moisture too.So, as we said at the start…go as hard as you can today, if you can after yesterday’s moisture. Opportunities for fieldwork become tougher to find after today.last_img read more

You Do Not Become What You Think About

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first_img Get the Free eBook! Learn how to sell without a sales manager. Download my free eBook! You need to make sales. You need help now. We’ve got you covered. This eBook will help you Seize Your Sales Destiny, with or without a manager. Download Now You say that you want a greater level of success than you have presently. You want to do better than you are doing right now. But you haven’t done anything different today. In fact, today is a carbon copy of yesterday.You post on social channels that you want to live in a different world, that you want to see change. But instead of doing something about the causes you care about, you sit on the sideline and armchair quarterback instead of lifting a finger to make a difference.You talk a lot about all the things that you are going to do. You have big goals and big plans. But you’ve been talking about those plans since Shep was a pup. You are no closer today than you were the first time the idea struck you.You promise yourself you are going to do the work you need to get done without failure. And then you open the browser window, and it’s Twitter, then Facebook, then Feedly, and down the rabbit hole you go. Your work won’t get done without you doing it.The difference between success and failure is the willingness to take disciplined action over a long period of time.The difference between the world you live in and the world you want to live in is your willingness to do something. Something positive. Something meaningful. Something that makes a difference.The difference between reaching your goals and stagnation is action. What prevents action is apathy. What prevents action is fear.What has your attention may not deserve your attention. If you want to do good work, you have to give yourself over to the work, and that means giving it your full attention and focus.You do not become what you think about. You become what you think about when you take the necessary actions to bring those thoughts to life.last_img read more

Meghalaya, Mizoram Chief Ministers register protest against Citizenship Bill

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first_imgThe allies of the BJP in Meghalaya, led by Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma, called on Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday to convey their opposition to the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill.Meghalaya and the other north-eastern States are opposing the Bill that seeks to legitimise the stay of non-Muslims from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan who came to India till December 31, 2014, because of religious persecution.Mr. Sangma, accompanied by Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong, told Mr. Singh that all the six coalition partners in the State felt that the Bill would affect Meghalaya’s social fabric and cause a serious law and order problem in the region. “Everybody in Meghalaya is opposed to the Bill. I urge your good office to reconsider the decision..,” BJP leader and Health Minister Alexander L. Hek told Mr. Singh. Mizoram Chief Minister Zoramthanga too voiced concern over the Bill.last_img read more