GREENSBURG, Ind. — Greensburg police are investigating multiple gun related 911 complaints.Late yesterday morning, Greensburg police along with the Decatur County Sheriff’s Department were dispatched close to the Greensburg Community Schools for multiple complaints of gunshots.None of the reports referenced the gunshots on school property.Greensburg schools were made aware of the situation and measures were taken on the schools end to keep the students safe.While police were investigating the gunshots complaint, another 911 call was made, this time referencing a Silver SUV pointing a firearm out the window at an individual near the City Park near State Road 3.Greensburg Police, the Decatur County Sheriff’s Department, and the Indiana State Police responded and began an investigation.An off duty Greensburg police officer heard the call and responded to the area, and located the vehicle that matched the description given in the complaint.The off duty officer stopped the vehicle on the US 421 overpass over Interstate 74.The driver was detained and put in custody, but the name has not been released as the investigation is still ongoing.At this time, police do not believe that the 2 incidents are connected.
“I hope testing goes well,” said Ferrando, looking to right the ship on a season that has seen more than its share of mechanical issues. “It’s been one of those years when it seems like nothing goes right. We’ve been trying to find the right setup and cut down on the DNFs.” STAYTON, Ore. – Grey Ferrando made history last September as the first driver from Oregon to qualify for the Modified main event at the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s. Grey Ferrando became the first Oregon driver to qualify for the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s Modified main event last September, finishing 16th in the Saturday night dance. (Photo by Tom Macht, www.photofinishphotos.com) A Cottage Grove Speedway and Willamette Speedway regular, he’s got one feature win so far this year. Now in just his fourth season in the division, he’ll return to the Midwest for midweek testing of a new Rage Chassis. He’ll pick the car up again on his way to Super Nationals. “It was cool to be the first Oregon driver to make it in,” said the Stayton driver, who ran fourth in his Friday qualifying feature and was joined in the main event field by fellow home state pilot and Saturday last-chance qualifier Collen Winebarger. “We have a lot of good drivers out here and I’m sure they’d have a good chance to make it if they went to Super Nationals.” He’ll return to Boone Speedway with the goal of making it back into the Big Dance and improving on his 16th place showing in 2018. In his first trip to Boone and America’s Racin’ Vacation, Ferrando improved steadily wheeling a new ride, ultimately winning Friday’s 13th heat. September success at Boone Speedway, of course, will more than make up for the tough luck closer to home. “Boone is a track that fits my driving style. I felt really fortunate to qualify last year. We had some luck and made it in our first time at Super Nationals and I was happy with that,” Ferrando said. “We’d be doing pretty good to make it back in this year.”
Carrick on Suir’s Sam Bennett will take to the start line for one of the sports longest and best known one day classics this weekend.The Bora Argon 18 rider faces into the near 300 kilometre long Milan – San Remo on Sunday.Sport Director Enrico Poitschke says the race would suit the 24 year old but given it’s his first start the distance may be a bit too much so is being advised by the team to use it to gain experience. Bennett picked up a 3rd and 8th place on stages of Tirreno Adriatico which finished yesterday.
Facebook10Tweet0Pin0Submitted by South Sound Women’s DaySeveral hundred women are expected at South Puget Sound Community College on Saturday March 22, 2014 for South Sound Women’s Day, presented by South Sound Women’s Events Inc., a local non-profit whose mission is to encourage leadership through personal, professional and community growth and education opportunities for women of the South Sound. President Elyse Harrington says “The day has really become more than we ever dreamed it could be. We want every woman in Thurston County, whether they are 18 or 80 to be able to experience this.”The event has evolved over the past ten years, most recently as “The Day of Empowerment” in 2012. “For a one day seminar, this one packs a punch!” says prior attendee Heidi Brotche McCutcheon. With 25 local speakers presenting on everything from protecting your credit score, social media marketing for your business and volunteerism to belly dancing, self-defense and connecting in your community, South Sound Women’s Day offers something of interest for every woman.The day will feature 2 inspirational keynote speakers, Carol Schillios of Fabric of Life, and Olympia native Dr. Angela Bowen, several local exhibitors, buffet lunch, three breakout sessions and a wine and cheese networking session at the end of the day. Attendees can also attend an optional VIP Welcome Reception Friday evening to gain one on one time with presenters, sponsors and organizers.Carol Schillios will be one of the speakers at the 2014 South Sound Women’s Day.Keynote Speaker Carol Schillios calls herself a facilitator of change. As a master trainer, she believes every woman has the capacity for self-transformation. When she is not mentoring and training leaders in the U.S., Carol works with women in developing countries of Mali, Senegal, Uganda and Ethiopia. Carol also established a skills training center in Bamako, Mali, West Africa to help young teens get off the streets. Participants spend 18 weeks learning and developing skills to become artisans and leaders in their community.Olympia native, and award winning humanitarian Dr. Angela Bowen will present the closing address. Dr. Bowen received the Leadership in Human Protection Award from the World Health Organization in 2010 and is also the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award sponsored by the Office of Human Research Protections, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. A healthcare pioneer and passionate patient rights advocate, Dr. Bowen will discuss how even locally, we can change the world one woman at a time.“It is quite an honor to have two passionate and distinguished speakers at one event,” says Board Member Julie Darby.South Sound Women’s Events Inc. invites local women of all ages to attend South Sound Women’s Day, Saturday March 22, 2014. Register at www.southsoundwomensday.com. Tickets are $65.00 in advance, or $85.00 day of. Participants are encouraged to register by March 18, 2014.
By The Nelson Daily SportsThe Kootenay Wildcats wasted a chance to put some breathing room between them and the Vancouver Fusion.The Cats dropped a pair of one-goal games — both by 3-2 scores — to the Lower Mainland squad last weekend in B.C. Female Midget AAA Hockey League action in Pitt Meadows and Coquitlam. “The Wildcats dominated play against, out shooting Fusion 35-9, (but) again ending up on the losing side of the ledger,” said Kootenay head coach Mario DiBella after the Cats dominated play Sunday.Christina Bonacci and Katie Yuris, both of Trail, scored for the Cats Sunday. Saturday bus legs slowed the Kootenay start as the visitors fell behind 2-0.Hailey McLean put Kootenay on the scoreboard on a fine individual effort. But Vancouver restored the two-goal advantage.Late in the third Bonacci scored on a rebound to bring the Cats to within a goal. But the visitors were unable to find the equalizer. Kootenay finished the game again out shooting Fusion 29-12.The two wins allow Vancouver to leapfrog past Kootenay and into third spot in the BCFMHL standings.The two teams entered the two-game set tied with 16 points.Thompson-Okanagan Rockets lead the league with a 15-3-1 record.Fraser Valley Phantom hold down second spot.Kootenay resumes play Saturday, January 29 when the team plays host to Thompson-Okanagan Rockets at 3:30 p.m. in the Civic Centre Arena.The teams conclude the series Sunday, January 30 at 9 a.m. in the NDCC [email protected]
The brown bear is back in Ireland for the first time in thousands of years, thanks to a new wildlife sanctuary in Donegal. The Celtic Tiger is back too, but this one is a beautiful lynx called Naoise and she has been warmly welcomed.Lynx, brown bears, wolves, deer and wild boar are just some of the animals that have made Donegal their home recently. They are the residents of Wild Ireland – a 23-acre sanctuary in Dundrain, Burnfoot which will open to the public this Friday.Having bears in such a landscape has never been done before in Ireland and it’s set to be a truly unique attraction for the Wild Atlantic Way.Wild Ireland is the dream project of legal eagle Killian McLaughlin, a solicitor and zoologist from Buncrana who has a lifelong passion for rescuing and rehabilitating animals.Wild Ireland owner Killian McLaughlin with the three Wolves pictured at his reserve in Donegal. (North West Newspix)Killian has spent over six years transforming the site into the perfect habitat for the return of some of Ireland’s most unique native animals. The animal lover made it his mission to fill the sanctuary with animals that had been rescued from dangerous or unsuitable places.“I worked with three major international charities to find the animals that needed rehoming,” Killian told Donegal Daily.“Our brown bears were kept in horrendous conditions in Lithuania. The charity Bears in Mind confiscated them from a private mini-zoo where they were being kept behind bars in a small dirty concrete cage. “We’ve created a fantastic home for them with a forest and pool and they have adapted beautifully.”Wild Ireland owner Killian McLaughlin with the only Brown Bears in Ireland picture at his reserve in Donegal. (North West Newspix)Killian continued: “Naoise the Lynx had never felt grass under her paws before. When she came out of her box she was totally overwhelmed. The lynx was the original Celtic tiger. They are magnificent cats but they were all hunted out of Ireland’s forests. “It’s been really emotional releasing all these animals back into nature. It took the bears 45 minutes to come out, they had never felt natural substrate before. Now they are free to run, swim and play in our specially designed enclosure,” he said.Naoise, a young rescued Lynx enjoying the freedom at Wild Ireland. (North West Newspix)Killian has a degree in zoology and husbandry alongside his law degree. With a combination of animal expertise and legal insight, he was able to carefully plan the sanctuary and get all the necessary permissions to make his dream a reality in his home county.“All these animals were native to Ireland, but they were hunted to extinction or went extinct due to habitat loss,” he said.“Ireland is in the temperate rainforest belt. A lot of people do not know that it used to be a rainforest. The trees are gone, but the rain is still here. So it is one of the rarest habitats in the world and the climate is perfect for the animals,” he said. Ferrets, swans, ducks, geese and other wildlife also roam the space. The only non-natives are five barbary macaques, who enjoy frolicking around their own monkey island in the sanctuary. Some monkeys came from the circus while others were rescued from abuse in the illegal pet trade. One of a family of Barbary Macaques on their island at Wild Ireland. (North West Newspix)Killian said: “The barbary macaques fit in with the climate perfectly. They are living well in a family group. They were being looked after by the AAP (Animal Advocacy and Protection) but now it’s up to us to continue that rehabilitation,” Killian said.As Donegal locals prepare to flock to the sanctuary this weekend, Killian is hoping that a visit to Wild Ireland will be an educational and entertaining experience for everyone about animal welfare and conservation.A rescue Otter enjoying life at Wild Ireland. (North West Newspix)One of the three Wolves at Wild Ireland. (North West Newspix)“It strikes me that people will sit at home in their big comfy armchairs and say poaching is disgraceful. But we have killed off these native species in Ireland. Wolves went extinct 300 years ago and we are down to an impoverished list of animals. Conservation should still be important to everyone,” he said.Wild Ireland has created jobs for the locality through the animal operations and a shop and cafe.The building of the space was also a unique task for local businesses. Killian said: “People told me it would be impossible to do this in Donegal. But everyone has been really supportive.“Con Lynch from the Lynch Brothers North West Plant Hire said anything is possible.Crana Engineering, Samuel Buchanan and all the team of people that have worked here have been unbelievable. You need that. It’s a beautiful place.”The gates of Wild Ireland will open for the first time on Friday 25th October at 10am. As word spreads on social media, the park is already looking like it will be one of the north west’s most exciting attractions.Bears in Burnfoot? What a wild idea! was last modified: October 24th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:animalsbearsBurnfootInishowenkillian mclaughlinWild Atlantic Waywild ireland
17 November 2014 Families grieve for their departed relatives at a moving reception ceremony to welcome home the victims of the collapsed church guest house in Lagos, Nigeria. (Image: GCIS)Two months after the fatal collapse of a church guesthouse in Lagos, Nigeria, the bodies of 74 of the South African victims returned home to an emotional reception ceremony.The ceremony, held at a hangar at the Waterkloof Air Force Base in Pretoria on Sunday 16 November, was attended by the victims’ families, military officers and government officials. The formal proceedings included a prayer, a reading from the Bible, the singing of the national anthem and a moment of silence. The names of the dead were read out by Cassius Lubisi, the director-general of the presidency. The ceremony was broadcast live across the country on state television.On 12 September this year 116 people, 81 of them South African, died when a guesthouse belonging to the Synagogue Church of All Nations in Lagos collapsed.South Africa agreed to repatriate the remains of three Zimbabweans and one DRC national who were using South African travel papers, bringing the total number of bodies to be repatriated to 85.‘We share in your grief and sorrow’Speaking at Sunday’s ceremony, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa said the return of the bodies was “a sombre moment for the people of South Africa”.“The people who perished in that tragic event in Lagos, Nigeria on 12 September were not mere statistics,” he said. “These were people who lived among us. They are South Africans. They are a part of us. These people were our colleagues and friends.“They were beloved wives, husbands, sons and daughters. They were our brothers and sisters. To the bereaved, we wish to say that, as a nation as a people, we share in your grief and sorrow. We understand that the loss you have suffered remains unbearable and incalculable.”Ramaphosa said the families should take solace from the fact that all South Africans shared in their bereavement and the dead could now rest in peace in the land of their birth.After the ceremony, uniformed military officers played the Death March as four forensic pathology trucks carrying the bodies left the airport en route to provincial mortuaries.Uncontrollable cries could be heard from the families, with some people collapsing. Counsellors were on hand to console grieving relatives.Earlier on Sunday, a cargo plane carrying 74 of the 85 who will be repatriated landed at the airforce base under strict security. The plane was met by justice minister Jeff Radebe, who chairs the interministerial task team set up to oversee the repatriation process, along with health minister Aaron Motsoaledi and social development minister Bathabile Dlamini.A total of 12 victims were from the Eastern Cape, two from the Free State, 22 from Gauteng, 23 from Mpumalanga, 13 from Limpopo, six from North West, five from KwaZulu-Natal and two from the Western Cape. The only one province not affected by tragedy was the Northern Cape.DNA testing to identify victimsOn Saturday, when the cargo plane carrying the victims left Lagos, Radebe thanked Nigerian authorities for their help and said the identification process had been difficult.“Over the last six weeks, the focus has been preparations to repatriate the deceased,” he said. “The verification of the mortal remains has been the most difficult part. This was because of the gruesome nature of the accident, which made the identification process difficult. The verification process resorted to the DNA tests at the laboratory.“Our medical team working with the Nigerian medical team has done a sterling job in this regard. Today we still sad about the tragedy but somehow relieved that the long wait for a number of the families will finally end.”SAinfo reporter and SANews.gov
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Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “At least, we are now assured of a playoffs for a quarterfinals berth,” said Pido Jarencio, whose NorthPort Batang Pier proved steadier in a grit and grind 94-84 victory over Alaska on Wednesday night in the PBA Philippine Cup at Smart Araneta Coliseum.“Now, if we get lucky against Ginebra, thank you,” Jarencio added. “We get an automatic quarterfinal [ticket].”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsThe Batang Pier fought to be in this spot—four wins, six losses—after a promising start was nearly laid to waste by six straight losses. With Stanley Pringle and Sean Anthony leading a furious finish, NorthPort won a second straight game and pushed Alaska to the brink.NorthPort’s next assignment is Barangay Ginebra, which ousted Meralco in the second game, 86-76, behind 18 points, nine rebounds and two blocks by Greg Slaughter. A win by the Batang Pier there gives them a trouble-free entry to the quarterfinals. A loss drops them in a tie with Alaska.The Aces aren’t in a complete heap on the floor just yet—but they’re down on their knees after ending the classification phase with a 4-7 card. And they’ll have to pray results of other matches go their way if they want to stay in contention for a quarterfinal berth.Alaska had the game within reach, scoring eight points in the first 70 seconds of the fourth quarter to eat into an 11-point deficit. Jvee Casio fed Ronald Pascual for an easy two and then added a triple as the Aces stretched that run to 14-0 for a 74-71 lead, 9:34 remaining.Anthony stopped the Alaska run with a basket and Pringle bunched together six points as the Batang Pier took a 79-74 lead. Anthony later buried the dagger that made it 92-81, 1:23 remaining.Anthony finished with 24 points and 17 rebounds while Pringle added 21.ADVERTISEMENT It was billed as a battle for survival and both teams certainly played like it, dishing off and taking the best of shots like nothing else mattered.Too bad only one team remained standing in the end. For how long, though, is another question.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving Lady Spikers, Tigresses recover winning groove Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Google Philippines names new country director Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag MOST READ Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event “Stanley carried us in the second half,” said Jarencio. “Actually, it was a total team effort but Stanley and Sean [stood out].”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss View comments
Olympic silver medallist PV Sindhu will look to shrug off the disappointment of her recent early exits when she spearheads Indian challenge at the USD 355,000 Singapore Open, starting in Singapore on Tuesday.Sindhu, who had claimed the BWF World Tour Finals in December last year, has looked off colour in the last few weeks.She made a first round exit at the All England Championship and lost in the second round of Malaysia Open, losing to Korea’s Sung Ji Hyun on both occasion.She had entered the semifinals at India Open but went down to He Bingjiao of China despite holding advantage in the first game.With hardly any time to make changes on the game or work on weaknesses considering the back-to-back tournaments in the BWF calender, it will be a challenge for fourth seed Sindhu to get to her best. She begins her campaign against Indonesia’s Lyanny Alessandra Mainaky.Saina Nehwal is the only Indian to claim a title this season with the 29-year-old from Hyderabad securing the crown at the Indonesia Masters following the injury of Carolina Marin of Spain in the finals.She also entered the quarterfinals at the All England Championship after battling through a pancreas infection. However, the Indian needed hospitalisation to treat the problem and had to skip the Swiss Open and India Open to give herself time to recover.She returned to Malaysia Open but went down in the first round after a three-game battle with Thailand’s Pornpawee Chochuwong.The sixth seeded Indian will now have to be careful when she plays a fast-rising Line Hojmark Kjaersfeldt of Denmark in the opening round here.advertisementLast week, Kidambi Srikanth was the best-placed Indian at Kuala Lumpur as he finished at the quarterfinals after losing to Olympic champion Chen Long. The 26-year-old from Guntur had broken a 17 month drought by reaching the finals of a BWF event at India Open.This week, sixth seed Srikanth will continue his quest to break his title jinx when he begins his campaign against a qualifier at BWF World Tour Super 500 event.Among others, HS Prannoy, who regained some form with a quarterfinal finish at India Open, will face France’s Brice Leverdez, while Swiss Open finalist B Sai Praneeth has a tough fight ahead against world no 1 and top seed Japan’s Kento Momota.Sameer Verma, who had a good run in 2018, has shown the spark during his narrow defeats to Denmark’s Viktor Axelsen at All England and China’s world no 2 Shi Yuqi at Malaysia Open.The Indian will hope to find his mental strength that helped him to qualify for the World Tour Finals and finish at the semifinals last year when he begins his campaign against a qualifier.In doubles, mixed pair of Pranaav Jerry Chopra and N Sikki Reddy, women’s pair of Ashwini Ponnappa and Sikki and men’s pair of Manu Attri and B Sumeeth Reddy will look for a good outing.Also Read | Bad times are over: Lin Dan after ending title drought at Malaysia Open 2019
TagsTransfersAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say Arsenal consider Edu for director of football roleby Ansser Sadiq10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal are looking at former player Edu as a possible director of football.They are looking to add another person who can offer football expertise to their operations, which include Raul Sanllehi as the head of football and Sven Mislintat as a head scout.Edu played 127 times for the Gunners from 2001 to 2005.He has served as a director at Corinthians, while he is a technical director for the Brazilian national team as well.It is unclear if Edu even wants the role and if others are being considered. The news comes from the Evening Standard.
Login/Register With: Advertisement Advertisement Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Mado Lamotte will be back for a 5th edition of her eclectic show Mado’s got talent! with drag-queens, singers, circus artists and comedians! “Mado’s madness returns to the Place des Festivals! We are preparing a memorable show – and hilarious! – Just For Laughs 2018, get ready!” – Mado Lamotte.Night owls will be welcome at the Melting Pot, located on Esplanade de la Place des Arts, to party all night in the heart of the downtown along with international artists and DJs.Finally, the gourmet open-air village BOUFFONS!MTL is back at the corner of Ste-catherine West street & Bleury street. This is the summer happening for foodies with tens of food trucks, tasting workshops, bars and more!The full programming of outdoor activities will be announced in June 2018. MONTREAL – Festival Juste pour rire is proud to present the first highlights of its 2018 outdoor programming: a diverse and innovative program for all tastes and all generations! The Festival is happy to announce that the mythical Beach Boys will perform on its free outdoor stage next summer! The festival-goers are invited to come celebrate the summer heat and dance with the sound of worldwide hits that have become true classics, such as I Get Around, Wouldn’t It Be Nice and Surfin’ USA. Let the Californian sunshine take over Place des Festivals … mark your calendars!The hit teen event Juste pour ados! created and led by Pascal Morrissette, will be back with 100+ artists for a show and meet‑ups with teen idols of the year. “I’m happy to be back at Juste pour rire with even more craziness, stars, and selfies! I promise you a new show that our young girls and guys will adore!” – Pascal Morrissette. Facebook Advertisement
HALIFAX – Nova Scotia tabled legislation Friday that sets the stage for its promised cap and trade regime, although specific details on the regulations and the effect on consumers are yet to be known.Premier Stephen McNeil’s Liberal government opted for a cap and trade system last November as part of Ottawa’s push to get the provinces to set a price on carbon.It came out of an agreement that saw the federal government recognize work that Nova Scotia has already done on greenhouse gas reductions. The province has already met Canada’s target of a 30 per cent reduction in emissions from 2005 by 2030.McNeil said the goal of the system being set up in his province is to achieve targets for further greenhouse gas reductions with minimal impact to consumers, although he couldn’t say what the ultimate cost to their pocketbooks would be when it comes to things like buying gasoline for vehicles.“I can’t predict what’s going to happen down the road,” McNeil told reporters.“I certainly know that we believe this was the best way for the residents of Nova Scotia to get the benefit of the work they have been doing all along. This smooths it out across all sectors.”Government officials said the goal would be to set declining greenhouse gas caps each year until 2022 that would correspond to projected emissions levels resulting from the federal government setting a carbon price that will rise to $50 a tonne by 2022. That price will be set at $10 a tonne beginning next year.The amendments to Nova Scotia’s Environment Act don’t set caps yet, for a system that is expected to begin in late 2018. Government officials said they would need to set an economy-wide emissions target by 2030.When cap and trade begins, about 20 large industrial players will be mandatory participants and will initially be offered emission credits at no cost.Officials said that’s to guard against industries suddenly picking up and moving, adding that similar regimes set up in Ontario, California, and the European Union have also offered so-called free allowances.Nova Scotia’s legislation also sets out that the province will go it alone, although McNeil said that doesn’t mean there couldn’t be some sort of regional arrangement in the future. Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick and Newfoundland and Labrador have not yet announced their systems.“Those provinces will determine what works for their citizens. If our sister provinces turn to cap and trade I hope they look at what we have done and if there is something we can do we’d be happy to do it.”Ontario and Quebec have a linked cap and trade system with California — something Wayne Groszko, of the Halifax-based Ecology Action Centre, believes only makes sense.“Why are we doing this alone? A cap and trade system works best — this is proven — when it involves a wider jurisdiction and more trading partners, so why not be joining the other Maritime provinces?”Groszko also said that without caps there is no way to tell at this point whether the system will further reduce emissions.He also questioned the offering of free credits up front.“They should be charging money for the permission to pollute . . . and then using that revenue to soften the blow to people who really need it like low income folks, and also investing in green programs like public transit,” he said. “All those things that we need in order to actually reduce our emissions.”Under the regulations, which are a work in progress, a small number of credits will be held in a strategic reserve. Once sold, the money collected would be put into a Green Fund that would support climate change initiatives and innovations.The government said the reserve credits would be sold at a higher price than the market in order to create a cap that would prevent participants from driving up the market price for credits.The regulations would also set penalties for non-compliance.
Current details:Snowfall with total amounts of 20 to 25 cm is expected.Heavy snow will fall through Sunday over Pine Pass.Mild and moist air aloft from a Pacific front combined with an entrenched arctic airmass will continue to produce periods of heavy snow today over Pine Pass.An additional 2 to 5 cm of snow is expected today. CHETWYND, B.C. – A snowfall warning remains in place for the Pine Pass.Environment Canada issued the warning early Saturday and predicted the area would see 20 to 25 cm of snow before the storm moved out of the area late Sunday. Most of the predicted snow fell on Saturday, and the forecast says the region should see another two to five centimetres of snow on Sunday.The forecast is also calling for wind speeds of up to 15 km/h. As of 8 a.m., Drivebc.ca says Highway 97 has limited visibility with drifting snow and strong crosswinds. The snow will finally ease this afternoon.Weather in the mountains can change suddenly resulting in hazardous driving conditions.Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions. ShiftIntoWinter.ca reminds drivers to know before you go. Adjust to winter driving behaviour and use winter tires and chains.Road conditions are available at www.drivebc.ca. For updates on the highway conditions in B.C., visit www.drivebc.caSee the full weather warning below.Pine PassHwy 97, north of Mackenzie Junction at Powder King access road, looking north.Hwy 97 at Wabi Estates Road, east of Chetwynd, looking west. (elevation: 754 metres)Mackenzie JunctionHwy 97 at Hwy 39, about 29 km south of Mackenzie looking east.Issued at 2019-01-20 13:20 UTC by Environment Canada:Snowfall warning continued for:Highway 97 – Pine Pass, B.C. (080030)
Watch the fight that changed the late Ken Norton‘s life. On March 1, 1973, Norton shocked the world when he fought the champion, Muhammad Ali for 12 rounds, leaving him with a bloody, shattered jaw.“I was taking out the mouthpiece and there was more and more blood on it. My bucket with the water and ice in it became red. In every other fight, between rounds, I’d take the mouthpiece out and put it in the bucket and there was just slobber on it. But here, after each round, I had to shake the mouthpiece to get all the blood out of it into the water.”Nobody expected Norton to be a worthy opponent for Ali, but by the end of the sixth round, it was clear that Norton not only was winning: he had seriously injured the champ.After wiring Ali’s jaw shut, Dr. Gary Manchester told the media, “It was a very bad break. The bone which was broken had three or four jagged edges. The edges kept poking into his mouth. He had so much pain during the fight that he’s totally exhausted right now.”
The 1997-98 NBA season had little in common with today’s league. There were teams in Vancouver and Seattle; the Warriors were lousy and won only 19 games; and the Utah Jazz shared the NBA’s best record while hitting just 3 threes per game. But the one thing that was the same then and has never changed: The Spurs won at least 50 games.San Antonio’s regular-season success has been so consistent, we’ve all largely come to assume it over time. The only year the Spurs didn’t win at least 50 games in the past 20 seasons was 1998-99, when there were only 50 games total because of a lockout: San Antonio won 37 games and the NBA title. And given the club’s relative roster stability this summer after last year’s 61-win campaign — one in which a legitimate superstar was born — it would seem prudent to expect another such year from the team in silver and black.But if there’s ever been a season to wonder whether the Spurs are due for a real regression toward normalcy, this may be the one.Player health could loom larger than usual this year for San Antonio. The team will begin the regular season without Tony Parker and Kawhi Leonard, who was held out of the preseason and now will miss at least the season opener because of a right-quad injury sustained last season. A lack of athleticism on both ends of the floor, particularly if Leonard is forced to miss significant time, figures to stand out more this season than it did last year after a couple of free-agent defections.And it’s unclear how much longer the Spurs can keep finding moderate success with players who, at least in some ways, seem to go against the grain of the analytics movement that the club has been at the forefront of.Heading into the start of this season, FiveThirtyEight’s NBA predictions1These are compiled by mixing team and individual-player ELO ratings. peg the Spurs at exactly 50 wins — tied for fourth with Minnesota, an up-and-coming team that may have its own growing pains, and just one game ahead of the Denver Nuggets, who are estimated to finish No. 6 out West. Only the Atlanta Hawks (projected to have 17 fewer wins) and Chicago Bulls (-14) — teams that started the rebuilding process this summer — are projected to have steeper drop-offs than San Antonio’s 11-game decrease. And if anything goes wrong for them, the Spurs could easily miss that 50-win mark.Spurs coach Gregg Popovich has never been shy about resting his best players. But being down two starters to begin a season would be navigating uncharted territory. (No public timeline for a return has been set for Leonard.) As such, longtime Spur Manu Ginobili acknowledged that San Antonio might be a bit slower out of the gate this season while teammates try to develop a rhythm without two key players. “We are not going to start full-throttle,” he said. “We’re not going to start as ready to compete as in previous years. But we’ll figure it out.”The Spurs will have to learn how to create offense without two or three of their most aggressive scorers from last season. Parker, Leonard and Jonathon Simmons, who’s since joined the Orlando Magic, accounted for a whopping 68 percent of the team’s drives to the basket on a per-game basis.2Ginobili had the fourth-highest rate among Spurs’ regulars, at just 2.6 drives per contest. If both Parker and Leonard are simultaneously forced to miss considerable action, it would put a strain on their teammates, who, despite boasting some of the best 3-point shooting in the league, aren’t necessarily the best shot creators.Video Playerhttps://fivethirtyeight.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/spursawry.mp400:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Video Playerhttps://fivethirtyeight.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/greendrive.mp400:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.There’s also the question of whether some of San Antonio’s players are meant to play specific roles — ones that only work with teammates who accentuate their best attributes. Patty Mills, who had largely perfected his gig off the bench, is the best example here. Mills is a dangerous spot-up shooter off the bench, but he hasn’t proven capable of truly running an offense himself for more than a minute or two at a time.Video Playerhttps://fivethirtyeight.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/millsstripped.mp400:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Part of what sets Mills apart is the frenetic pace at which he plays. He ranked among the NBA’s top-five players in terms of how fast he moves around the court in each of the past four seasons. Yet the energy it takes to play as fast as Mills does — he basically plays a high-speed version of the playground game Tag in order to get open shots — can only be provided in spurts.Video Playerhttps://fivethirtyeight.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/millsexhausted.mp400:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Because of how deep the Spurs have historically been, spurts were generally all they needed from Mills. But with Parker out another month or two, that will change this season.To be totally clear: None of this is to suggest that the Spurs won’t be a good team this year. They just may not be Spurs good. If there’s a team that can overcome these sorts of flaws, it’s one coached by Popovich, who regularly motivates his teams not only to play above their heads but also to adapt from year to year to the ever-changing NBA. (FiveThirtyEight’s preseason forecast had the Spurs winning 52 games last season; they blew that out of the water, winning 61 games.)The vast majority of their league-best defense is still intact. And the team’s basketball IQ — for example, its ability to know exactly who to leave open, evidenced by its league-best defense against corner threes — is uncanny, sometimes making up for what the Spurs lack in athleticism. While the Spurs didn’t land Chris Paul this summer, convincing Rudy Gay to sign on was a coup — he’s someone who can help fill in for Leonard if need be and reasonably match up as a small-ball power forward against teams like the Warriors and Cavaliers.The Gay signing fit a recent trend for the Spurs, one that both explains how they’ve remained contenders and illustrates what could end up making them mortal again at some point: San Antonio has developed a knack for picking up players who aren’t necessarily a perfect analytical fit based on where the league is headed.LaMarcus Aldridge, for instance, joined the Spurs in 2015, right after he’d fired up a league-high 11.1 shots per game from midrange — a look today that’s widely considered to be the most inefficient shot on the floor. Upon leaving the Trail Blazers, he said he didn’t want to play center exclusively, even as scores of power forwards have made that shift in light of the small-ball movement. Yet the Spurs got considerable mileage out of him despite his inefficiencies and did so by playing him often at the center position. A year later, they added Pau Gasol, who also seemed a dubious fit because of his lack of defensive mobility. But San Antonio, which deserves credit for allowing Gasol to let it fly from 3-point range, also managed to withstand his defensive shortcomings as the team logged the league’s best defense last season. (The Spurs surprisingly gave the 37-year-old Gasol a new three-year, $48 million contract this past summer.)Gay fits better than either Gasol or Aldridge did, both in terms of his contract and his playing style. But it’s also not clear yet whether he’ll be himself, given that he’s coming off an Achilles tear. He played well the past few years but did so for losing teams out in Sacramento. Before that, the analytics friendly Grizzlies and Raptors both dealt him away and then immediately saw their on-court product improve.The Gay signing is the type of head-scratcher that the Spurs have proved their doubters wrong about in the past. But at some point, going against the grain will stop working for the Spurs. And between those gambles and the injuries to Leonard and Parker, there may finally be enough loose strings to bring San Antonio’s amazing 20-year run to an end. After all, no team — not even the Spurs themselves — can be Spurs-level good forever.Check out our latest NBA predictions.