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Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure presented an update of completed work in B.C.

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. –  Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure presented an update at the Peace River Regional District Board meeting about completed work in the Peace region and B.C.Since the last report dated July, projects such as road resurfacing was completed on Jackfish Lake Road, West Fraser road Dawson Creek to Kiskatinaw Bridge Mill & Fill and H29 Bullmoose to Sukunka HIPR as well as providing additional paving to Farrell Creek Road and Patch paving on Braden, Sweetwater, Bessborough Roads.Bridge work that is now complete includes Roseland Culvert Replacement, Scour Remediation, McLean & St John 3 and Brassey Creek Bridge.Community safety enhancements were completed to the Murray River Boat Launch Access, improved 911 Signage, increased reflectivity North Taylor Hill and improvements to the Museum Cross Walk in Ft. Nelson.To date, 2017 road washouts have been fixed with the Ministry now focusing on the Old Fort Road.“Currently, a single lane forestry type road has been put in place of the Old Fort Road, and within a weeks time they seek to upgrade the road to two lanes reducing the curves and increasing sight lines,” said Hali Davenport, Acting District ManagerFor more information on continued work in the region, see the website or HERE – Advertisement –last_img read more

Shot into crowd declared murder

first_imgGuzman, Calzada and other companions drove up just after midnight outside a Del Taco restaurant on Avenue S at 25th Street East and spotted some African-American teens, officials said. The car’s occupants chased after the African-American teens, yelling racial epithets. Lane was part of the group that was being chased, but he had not been at the party. The chase stopped because sheriff’s deputies were already there dispersing the large crowd, officials said. When the Latinos got back in their car, they saw Lane holding a stick. Calzada got out of the vehicle and went over to confront Lane to have a fistfight, officials said. Guzman fired at least four rounds in the direction of Lane, hitting Calzada in the head and Lane in the abdomen. (661) 267-5744160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LANCASTER – A reputed gang member faces life in prison after being convicted of murder and attempted murder in the 2004 slaying of a companion among a crowd of young people gathered outside a Palmdale fast-food restaurant. Vicente Guzman, 26, fired in the direction of 19-year-old Cedric Lane and wounded him, but also hit and killed one of Guzman’s own companions, Marcus Calzada, 18, of Palmdale. “It’s tragic for everyone. In these cases, nobody wins and everybody loses,” Deputy District Attorney Robert Sherwood said. “I think it’s the right verdict.” He said an Antelope Valley Superior Court jury deliberated about 2 1/2 days before finding Guzman guilty Tuesday of first-degree murder, attempted murder and discharging a firearm from an automobile at another person. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREFrumpy Middle-aged Mom: My realistic 2020 New Year’s resolutions. Some involve doughnuts.Jurors also found that a gun allegation is true. Sentencing is set for Sept. 12. The murder charge and gun allegation each carry a penalty of 25 years to life in prison. The defense argued that Guzman acted in self-defense, Sherwood said. Guzman’s attorney, Deputy Alternate Public Defender Carlos Morales, declined to comment. The Sept. 19, 2004, shooting among a crowd of teenagers and young adults hanging out near a Del Taco restaurant apparently stemmed from a dispute earlier at a party, officials said. Prosecutors said a group of young African-American men and young Latino men had argued, and the African-Americans threatened the Latinos. After the party broke up, the Latino men went looking for the African-Americans who had threatened them, prosecutors said. last_img read more

Wesley Lee Graves, age 47

first_imgFriends are invited to visit from 4 to 8 pm on Tuesday at the Dawalt Funeral Home. Wesley Lee Graves, age 47 of Pekin, passed away Thursday, April 7, 2016 at 12:50 am, in the Floyd County Memorial Hospital. Born January 19, 1969 in New Albany, Indiana, he was the son of the late Steven and Christine (Holloway) Graves.He was an employee of GKN Sinter Metals in Salem and a former employee of the old Kimball Office Furniture – Borden Division.He had been a life resident of Washington County and was a graduate of Eastern High School. Survivors include: 2 Sisters: Teresa Rickard and Sharon Graves of Pekin. He was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Steven G. and Kenneth Graves.last_img

Swain County Sheriffs Office Drug Arrests

first_imgAccording to the Swain County Sheriffs office 3 drug arrests were made in one week:On June 5th, 2019 Swain County Deputies responded to a 911 call with an open line in the area of 255 Sherrill Road in Bryson City. Prior to deputies arriving on the scene Swain County 911 communicators was able to hear what sounded like a drug transaction occurring on the open line. Communicators advised the responding deputies. Deputies then secured the scene and investigators obtained a search warrant for the residence. After searching the residence investigators charged Jeffery Vernon Watson, 54 years old with possession with intent to sell or deliver methamphetamine, maintaining a dwelling for the purpose of controlled substance, 2 counts of possession of controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Watson was given a $10,000 secured bond.On June 3rd, 2019 investigators from the Swain County Sheriff’s Office, Cherokee Indian Police Department, Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, BIA, and DEA conducted a search warrant at 1900 Old Bryson City Road in Whittier. As the result of that search investigators charged Terrell Michael Rogers, 31 years old with Possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana, possession of methamphetamine, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, maintaining a dwelling for the purpose of controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Rogers was given a $30,000 secured bond.Also on June 3rd, 2019 Deputies conducted a traffic stop for a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed on highway 19/74 near Alarka Road. During the traffic stop the driver 51 year old Brian Lee Williams of Candler threw approximately one pound of marijuana out of the vehicle. Williams was charged by the Swain County Sheriff’s Office with possession with intent to sell or deliver marijuana and felony possession of marijuana. The North Carolina Highway Patrol charged driving while impaired and several other traffic violations. Williams was given a $10,000 secured bond.”last_img read more

Latest Air New Zealand safety video raises Erebus crash concerns

first_imgOn location in Antarctica. Source: Air New Zealand video. Air New Zealand has awakened some dark memories with the location choice for a new inflight video about Antarctica.The frozen continent has special poignancy for New Zealanders because it was the site of the nation’s worst ever air disaster in 1979 when an AirNZ  DC-10 crashed into Mt Erebus killing all 257 passengers and crew.The new safety video aims to highlight New Zealand research in Antarctica and continent’s importance in understanding climate change. It will be rolled out across the carrier’s fleet in March.But some families of people killed in the crashed are not happy.“The very nature of a safety video where there was such an incredible disaster that affected the entire country is just weird,’’ Jayne Holtham, who lost her father in the crash, told Newshub.“This sort of feels like it’s regressing a little bit, taking away some of the respect of the area.”Air New Zealand wrote to the families about the video.“While we’re proud of the work we’re doing together to contribute to this research, we are very aware of the sensitivities of choosing Antarctica as a location,’’ it said in a letter.“The Erebus tragedy weighs heavily on Air New Zealand and our country, and we would like to assure you we have approached filming in a very respectful way.”The safety video was made in partnership with Antarctica New Zealand and the airline’s global brand and marketing general manager, Jodi Williams, said it offered a glimpse into a part of the world “few experience, but which has the greatest potential impact on the planet’s future”.“Air New Zealand’s safety videos have a phenomenal worldwide following,  and have collectively attracted more than 110 million views online, as well as coverage across the world’s top news outlets,’’ Williams said.“We hope this video, together with the educational content we’ve filmed, will draw attention to the important research underway to better understand and prepare for a warming world.”The video is directed by Kevin Denholm, who was responsible for AirNZ’s 2009 debut feature safety video involving body-painted staff, including then CEO Rob Fyfe, and a 2013 effort starring British adventurer Bear Grylls.Denholm said the film crew took all possible steps to minimise the environmental impact of filming was careful to take the minimum of equipment.“Where usually a crew of around 40 would be involved, we restricted our team to just six people, including celebrity talent,’’ he said.“The amazing staff from Scott Base provided the logistical support we needed to pull this off, and many of them stepped outside their comfort zone into roles as supporting talent.”last_img read more

Will My Job Be There After Surgery?

first_imgOriginally posted on HR Box. Q. I’ve received a serious medical diagnosis that’s going to require surgery and a lengthy two month recovery. Luckily, the company where I’ve worked for two years offers good insurance; but because we’re small (fewer than 50 employees) they’re not required through the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) to offer medical leave and hold my job while I’m gone.So now I’m scared not just about getting through the surgery but also about whether I’m going to have a job after it’s over. How should I approach my employer about the situation?A. I’m sorry about your diagnosis. Let’s look at how we can improve your chances of keeping your job after you recover.Like so many things in life, I think the best approach would be honesty and goodwill. What would that look like?First, I would talk to your employer and let them know what’s going on; keep it big-picture and drama-free. For instance you could say something like “I just found I need to have surgery and is going to take two months to recover”.Clearly acknowledge that you know the company is not required to allow you to go on medical leave and much less to keep your job open. Then make a case for why you hope that they still consider doing so in your situation.This is where you need to think of every business reason why it’s a good idea to keep your job open until you return. For example you can remind them of the investment the company has already made in you, point out upcoming projects for which your skill set is a perfect fit. Highlight the cost and hassle of recruiting for your replacement. Suggest which parts of your job could be transferred to a temp.If they seem receptive, give as much detail as you feel comfortable regarding your health. For example, when the surgery scheduled, what the recovery might look like, how long it might take, whether you might be able to work part-time from home.Lastly, if they agree to keep your job open for you, it will likely be without pay. Just make sure they keep you on the payroll and enrolled in health insurance, even if you have to send them a check for your part of the premium.A good outcome for both your surgery and your job is quite possible. Keeping fingers crossed.last_img read more

Vydra and Rams chop down Forest

first_imgDerby County 2 Nottingham Forest 0: Vydra’s rapid start sets Rams on their way Harry West 22:06 10/15/17 MatejVydra - Cropped Getty Images Matej Vydra’s goal after just 24 seconds set Derby County on their way to a 2-0 win over Nottingham Forest in Sunday’s Championship clash. Derby County claimed the spoils from Sunday’s east Midlands clash as Matej Vydra’s goal after 24 seconds set up a 2-0 win over fierce rivals Nottingham Forest.The Czech Republic international struck the fastest goal of the Championship season so far – a left-footed effort from 20 yards – as the Rams made an ideal start at Pride Park.That strike was Vydra’s ninth in eight outings against Forest, who recovered smartly from that dreadful opening, Barrie McKay clipping the outside of the post before he was denied by Scott Carson when clean through in the 35th minute. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. As in the first, Derby made a bright start to the second period and doubled their lead within five minutes of the restart, Vydra the provider this time as he slipped a pass through for David Nugent to slot home into the bottom-left corner.It was almost three when Tom Lawrence’s cross from a free-kick struck the top of the crossbar as Derby celebrated a victory that sees them leapfrog their rivals into 13th, four points adrift of the play-off spots with a game in hand.— Derby County (@dcfcofficial) October 15, 2017last_img read more

Neymar & Mbappe ‘get PSG privileges’

first_imgNeymar Neymar and Mbappe enjoy PSG ‘privileges’, says Rabiot Joe Wright 17:57 2/10/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) kylian mbappe neymar - cropped LOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images Neymar PSG Kylian Mbappé Real Madrid v PSG Real Madrid Ligue 1 UEFA Champions League The big-money strike duo get a certain level of star treatment at Parc des Princes, admits a club colleague, but there is no jealousy amid team-mates Paris Saint-Germain stars Neymar and Kylian Mbappe get certain “privileges” at the club, according to team-mate Adrien Rabiot.The Ligue 1 leaders stunned the football world last August when they signed Neymar from Barcelona after activating his €222 million release clause.That world-record transfer was followed by a deal for Monaco striker Mbappe, who moved to Parc des Princes on a season-long loan deal and will join on a permanent basis for a reported fee of €180m this year. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player The forwards have formed a devastating attacking trident with Edinson Cavani in 2017-18, helping PSG to a 10-point lead at the top of the table and a place in the Champions League knockout stages, with Unai Emery’s side aiming for a clean sweep of trophies.Rabiot says the pair enjoy a certain star treatment at the club but he insists he has no reason to be envious.”Neymar doesn’t think of himself as a star,” he told L’Equipe. “In the dressing room, he’s a very straightforward guy.”He could be a bit more arrogant, but that’s not the case at all.”He is necessarily someone who has some privileges. Kylian does, too. It doesn’t bother me and I don’t pay it any attention. I’m not jealous of either.”PSG face Real Madrid in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie on Wednesday in a match that could have a huge impact on the future of Zinedine Zidane.The Madrid head coach is under pressure to deliver a third successive triumph in Europe’s top competition, with his side 19 points behind LaLiga leaders Barcelona and out of the Copa del Rey.Rabiot expects the holders to be fired up for the encounter but considers the tie to be finely balanced.”Madrid will want to save their season,” he said. “They will be really motivated. They have great experience in this competition, which is less so in our case.”In my view, it’s 50-50.”last_img read more

ESPN’s Paul Finebaum Is Trashing 1 Head Coach Today

first_imgESPN's Paul Finebaum.Twitter/@MikeAndMikeESPN college football analyst Paul Finebaum is not happy with how a major college head coach has handled his team’s quarterback situation.No. 2 Georgia, which fell in an upset loss at LSU on Saturday night, stuck with sophomore Jake Fromm behind center, despite calls from many to play true freshman Justin Fields.The Bulldogs’ offense struggled greatly against the Tigers’ defense.Finebaum said this morning that head coach Kirby Smart has “blown” it.“I’m not bailing on Georgia, but it’s very tempting,” Finebaum said this morning, per 247Sports. “They still have a chance. I don’t believe they will get to the Playoffs this year because I think Kirby Smart has blown the quarterback situation. It’s time to make the move. Jake Fromm has proven he’s not an elite passer in the big games. We saw that against Alabama and we saw that again yesterday. Look what they have left — Florida and Kentucky is more challenging than people (think). Auburn, forget that one.“If they get to Atlanta, they’re not beating Alabama.”Georgia’s offense does feature a ton of talent, but it really struggled to do anything on Saturday against the Tigers.Smart did not reveal after the game that a change was coming, but it’s possible the Bulldogs’ head coach will consider making a move.Stay tuned.last_img read more