Pouce Coupe Mayor Larry Fynn passes away

first_imgFort St. John City Councillor Bruce Christensen, who worked with Fynn on the Peace River Regional District, and Acting Mayor Dan Davies send their condolences on the City’s behalf.  “Our heart goes out to the family,” says Christensen. “He was a very good member of the Regional District. I will certainly miss his input. He was a very deep thinker and a very thoughtful thinker and he’ll be missed. The community will miss him.” “He did a lot for Pouce Coupe,” adds Davies. ‘His heart was in Pouce Coupe.” – Advertisement -Fynn and his wife moved to Pouce Coupe in 2007, where he subsequently served as councillor until elected mayor in 2011. He lived in the Peace his whole life. In lieu of flowers, his family has requested donations be made towards a speed reader sign for Pouce Coupe Elementary. Donations can be sent to the Village of Pouce Coupe. Advertisement Moose FM and Energeticcity.ca send their condolences to the Fynn family and the Village of Pouce Coupe.last_img read more

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Beaming 2010 to the world

first_img3 June 2010The most watched sporting event on the globe requires a world-class broadcast solution, and the opening of South Africa’s International Broadcast Centre has provided just that.“I am confident that the coverage and images from South Africa will be the most advanced and will reach and be enjoyed by more people than ever before in the history of the tournament,” Fifa president Sepp Blatter said at the opening of the International Broadcast Centre (IBC) in Johannesburg on Wednesday.“Football and television is something that goes together like a great story. You [the broadcasters] need a spectacular, you need emotion, and you need a show. And this is what football is offering you.”Situated in a 30 000 square metre compound at the Nasrec Expo Centre, just a few hundred metres from Soccer City stadium, hundreds of broadcasters from around the world are preparing to beam the story of Africa’s first Fifa World Cup from the IBC to an expected cumulative television audience of over 26-billion.And although they are all there to work, there is a distinct sense of national pride among the broadcasters, who represent a total of 70 countries, gathered at the IBC – with national flags waving from desks and trucks in support of their respective teams during the month-long tournament.Francisco Sagredo, general editor for the World Cup for TVN Chile, and his team are just one of the many who are setting up at the IBC. The 25-strong team will be broadcasting back to Chile from 09h00 until 04h00 every day, and will be ready for full operation within the next few days.ITV England, with a crew of 200 people, has one of the best views in the house. “We are delighted to have a studio overlooking Soccer City – it is magnificent,” said one of the production managers. They will be broadcasting all matches and running 24 hours a day for the World Cup, and will also be running six football-related shows a day for the duration of the tournament.Having experienced six World Cups previously, Operations Director for Televisa Mexico, Elias Rodriguez, and his 210-strong crew are more than confident about their role in the World Cup. “Our team and the IBC are ready for this,” he said.Source: 2010 Fifa World Cup South Africa Organising Committeelast_img read more

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SA surfer aims for world junior title

first_imgDefay will carry added confidence into the event following her qualification for the ASP WCT, but admits that her focus throughout the 2013 season has been a successful run on the ASP Pro Junior circuit. Buitendag produced an incredible rookie year on the 2013 ASP Women’s World Championship Tour (WCT), finishing in eighth place overall as the only rookie this season. A two-time ASP World Junior runner-up, the South African star is looking to cap off her banner year with a victory at the HD World Junior Championships. European champion While Buitendag enters the HD World Junior Championships as the most experienced competitor, young French surfer Johanne Defay, 19, has capped off a dominant season of her own and will offer stiff competition after securing the ASP European Pro Junior Title and qualification for the 2014 ASP Women’s WCT. Defay hopes to carry her success to South America in an attempt to cap off her superb 2013 campaign with a win at the HD World Junior Championships. “A lot has changed since I won the event in Narrabeen [the 2011 Billabong ASP Women’s World Junior Championships],” Buitendag said. “At that point in my life I was in the process of deciding what I wanted to do after school. So after that event, a lot of doors have opened for me and the question was answered of what I wanted to do. Now I am here again just over two years later and I would never have imagined making it this far.” SAinfo reporter 25 October 2013 The Women’s World Junior Championships holds a waiting period from 27 October through 3 November, while the men’s waiting period runs from 29 October through 5 November. “I had my best year on the European tour this year,” Defay said. “It was actually my goal to win the Tour and then go to the World Juniors and win the World Junior title too. Winning would mean that I managed to accomplish my goals and it’s really important to me. I worked for it and I really want it.”center_img South Africa surfer Bianca Buitendag, the ASP Women’s Rookie of the Year, will headline the 2013 World Junior Championships which get under way at Joaquina Beach in Florianopolis, Brazil on 27 October. ‘I’m going to make the most of it’ “Winning the World Juniors would mean I had the perfect season,” Buitendag said in a statement on Thursday. “I have been to two World Junior Champs and have come second twice. If I have an opportunity, I am going to make the most of it.” Buitendag has gained priceless experience throughout the course of her budding professional career and admits that a season among the ASP Top 17 has given her incredible preparation for a run at the ASP World Junior Title. MenThe Men’s World Junior Championships will feature the likes of ASP WCT surfers Gabriel Medina and Filipe Toledo of Brazil among other top talent. The World Junior Championships can be viewed live at www.he-wjc.com “I take my qualification for the WCT as a bonus,” Defay said. “I wasn’t expecting that this year. Like I said, my goal was on the junior, but it certainly gives me more confidence. Still there are so many girls on the junior, so I will approach that comp in the same way as any other.”last_img read more

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New UK Foreign Secretary promises to be “four square” behind embattled PM May

first_img(Eds: Updating with more inputs)By Aditi KhannaLondon, Jul 10 (PTI) UK’s new Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt today said he would be “four square” behind the embattled British Prime Minister Theresa May as her new-look Cabinet met for the first time after a string of resignations over her Brexit strategy left her government in crisis.Prime Minister May was forced to carry out a reshuffle of her top team after Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and Brexit Secretary David Davis both quit over differences with her over Britian’s exit from the European Union.The prime minister has warned the Tory party it must unite or face the prospect of Jeremy Corbyn in power.After the cabinet meeting, May tweeted that she was “looking ahead to a busy week”.US President Donald Trump, who arrives in the country for a visit on Thursday, said the UK was in “turmoil” and “it is up to the people” whether May stays as prime minister.Johnson, who dramatically stepped down earlier yesterday from his post soon after the resignation of Brexit minister David Davis, accused May of pursuing a “semi-Brexit” with proposals for post-Brexit trade that would leave Britain as a “colony” of the EU.Taking charge of the Foreign Office, Hunt said he would be standing “four square” behind the Prime Minister “so that we can get through an agreement with the European Union based on what was agreed by the Cabinet last week at Chequers”.He added, “This is a time when the world is looking at us as a country, wondering what type of country we are going to be in a post-Brexit world.”advertisement”What I want to say to them is Britain is going to be a dependable ally, a country that stands up for the values that matter to the people of this country, and will be a strong confident voice in the world.”Hunt’s post of health secretary has been taken over by culture, media and sport secretary Matt Hancock, as May struggled to keep control of dissenting voices within her top team.In her response to Johnson, May wrote that she was “sorry and a little surprised” by his move after his apparent support on Friday, when ministers held talks at her country retreat of Chequers and emerged with a “collective” position on Brexit.She said the deal agreed by the Cabinet after their “productive discussions” would “honour the result of the referendum” and allow the UK to “take back control of our borders, our law and our money”.During a day packed with high-profile Cabinet departures, she also faced down her Conservative party’s powerful 1922 Committee of backbench MPs, amid rumours they were close to getting the 48 signatures needed to trigger a no-confidence vote that could have removed her as Prime Minister.But so far she has stood firm in her resolve to hold on to her leadership and insists that she is confident of seeing through her proposals for a smooth exit from the EU.Besides their senior colleagues, Brexit junior minister Steve Baker and two ministerial aides also resigned from the government yesterday.UK Attorney General Jeremy Wright replaces Hancock as the new culture secretary, with backbencher Geoffrey Cox replacing him as the new Attorney General. PTI AK KIS AKJ AKJ AKJlast_img read more

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Six-hour Restriction to a Section of Junction Road Starts Today

first_img According to Acting Manager, Communication and Customer Services at the NWA, Ramona Lawson, the section which will be closed at 9 each morning, will be reopened at 3 p.m. in the afternoons. She explains that the restriction is necessary to facilitate ongoing and critical road improvement works along the corridor. The restriction will be limited to a 2 kilometer section of the roadway between the community of Broadgate and the Westmoreland Bridge and will be in place for only six hours each day. The National Works Agency (NWA) is reminding the motoring public that the restriction of access to a section of the Broadgate to Agualta Vale/Junction Road, St. Mary, begins this morning at 9. Story Highlights The National Works Agency (NWA) is reminding the motoring public that the restriction of access to a section of the Broadgate to Agualta Vale/Junction Road, St. Mary, begins this morning at 9.The restriction will be limited to a 2 kilometer section of the roadway between the community of Broadgate and the Westmoreland Bridge and will be in place for only six hours each day.According to Acting Manager, Communication and Customer Services at the NWA, Ramona Lawson, the section which will be closed at 9 each morning, will be reopened at 3 p.m. in the afternoons. She explains that the restriction is necessary to facilitate ongoing and critical road improvement works along the corridor.She says the current phase of works involves mainly rock excavation and the unstable, steep embankments will cause large boulders to be deposited on the roadway making it very unsafe for vehicles to use the particular section while these activities are taking place. She says traffic will return to using the area normally within the next four months. The 6-hour restriction does not apply to public holidays and so motorists will be able to travel through the area for the entire day on such days during the period.The roadway from Broadgate to Agualta Vale is being widened and realigned in sections to create a 7 meter-wide two-lane corridor complete with safety features including retaining walls and shoulders on both sides of the roadway.2/…6 hour restriction Junction Road section starts todayThe Capital A Project, which is valued at 597 million dollars, also includes major drainage improvement works where the recurrent slippage of the roadway at an area known as Chovey is to be corrected. The current project is being implemented under Phase One of the larger Toms River to Agualta Vale GOJ Road Improvement Project.Contact:Ramona Lawson Natalee BloomfieldManager (Acting) Communication OfficerCommunication and Customer Services 876-733-4180Tel: 876-482-1795/733-4182Natalee BloomfieldManager (Acting) Communication OfficerCommunication and Customer Services 876-733-4180last_img read more

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Yasa Shipping Tied to Bulker Quartet Order

first_imgzoom Turkish shipping company Yasa Shipping has been linked to the order of four Ultramax bulk carriers, including an option for a further four ships. The bulkers were ordered at China’s Jiangsu New Yangzijiang shipyard earlier this month, according to information provided by VesselsValue.Yasa Shipping will pay for each of the 64,000 dwt newbuildings USD 24 million, Seasure Shipbroking’s report shows.The vessels are scheduled for delivery in 2019.World Maritime News contacted Yasa Shipping for a confirmation on the matter, however, the company is yet to reply.Currently, Yasa Shipping’s fleet is comprised of around 20 vessels, VesselsValue’s data indicates.World Maritime News Stafflast_img

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Joe Walsh Pat Benatar MC Hammer To Perform At Jacks 7th For

first_imgJoe Walsh, Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo, Toto, MC Hammer, Gin Blossoms, and Missing Persons featuring Dale Bozzio will be performing at the Jack’s 7th Show at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine, California, on Saturday – and tickets will help families with autism.$1 from every ticket will benefit TACA, an organization dedicated to educating, empowering and supporting families affected by autism. There will also be autism awareness mixed in with concert announcement spots, and special VIP Pit Tickets that directly benefit TACA.Since 2006, Jack FM & TACA have partnered in seven separate events including: Jack’s First Show, Jack’s Second Show, Jack’s Third Show, Jack’s Fourth Show, Jack’s Fifth Show, Jack’s Sixth Show and the Jack Open Golf Tournament. TACA has benefitted greatly from being included in these Jack FM activities.

Together, Jack FM and TACA have touched almost 80,000 people with announcements, the TACA message, and autism awareness. Countless others also heard the radio spots on Jack FM.

These events have the Jack FM signature of fun, while educating a large audience and helping to raise funds to provide programs for families affected by autism.To find out more, click here.last_img read more

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Animal Planet Star Jackson Galaxy Lends Support to National Feral Cat Day

first_imgJackson Galaxy is lending his support to National Feral Cat Day (October 16) in a new PSA filmed for Alley Cat Allies, the nation’s largest advocacy group for cats.Galaxy, the cat behaviorist responsible for ensuring cat guardians and their cats coexist peacefully on the popular show ‘My Cat From Hell’, reminds viewers that feral cats are not socialized to people and cannot be adopted. Instead, he encourages the TNR method: Trap-Neuter-Return.Galaxy says, “TNR helps reduce the number of cats being killed in our shelters each year—and that’s something we all want.”Video: The Scoop on Feral Cats PSA“We are thrilled to work with our friend, Jackson Galaxy, on this important educational mission,” said Becky Robinson, president and co-founder of Alley Cat Allies. “On National Feral Cat Day, we celebrate the growing movement to protect the lives of outdoor cats with humane and effective programs like Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR). We are grateful for Jackson’s support.”“My Cat From Hell is great entertainment, but Jackson’s work and mission are also critical—to educate guardians about their cats’ behavior, bring harmony to the home, and to save those cats from a tragic fate in an animal pound or shelter,” said Robinson.“We share that mission in our work, because feral cats who end up in shelters are almost always killed there,” she said. “Although more than 330 local governments have ended ‘catch and kill’ and embraced TNR, there is still much more work to be done to spread this positive change.”Alley Cat Allies spearheaded the movement for TNR in the United States in the early 1990s, and founded National Feral Cat Day in 2000. Hundreds of events are held across the U.S. to mark the day. A comprehensive listing can be found at www.nationalferalcatday.org.last_img read more

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Apprehension Of Haitian Migrants

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppCoral Harbour Base, 16 April, 2015 (RBDF): Members of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force’s Matthew Town Base in Inagua apprehended ten undocumented Haitian nationals who were found aboard a 40-foot American registered sailing vessel anchored off Inagua this morning. The migrants were brought ashore and handed over to Bahamas Immigration officials in Inagua, and later flown to Nassau where they will be detained at the Carmichael Road Detention Center.Transport of Migrants from Bimini to Nassau: HMBS DURWARD KNOWLES is alongside at Bimini embarking migrants who arrived on the island last evening. DURWARD KNOWLES is expected to return to Nassau tomorrow where migrants will be handed over to Immigration officials. Members of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force worked in collaboration with both members of the Royal Bahamas Police Force and Immigration Officials on the islands of Bimini and Inagua. Related Items:bimini, hatian migrants, inagua, matthew town base, Royal Bahamas Defence Force Haitian Migrants Apprehended Recommended for you Bahamas Police makes $2.3M Drug Bust in Bimini Tropical Storm Kate now formed, almost all Bahamas on alertlast_img read more

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