Harris confirms JCA presidency bid

first_imgJamaica Cricket Association (JCA) secretary, Fritz Harris, has confirmed that he intends to run for the office of president of the organisation.A two-year, two-term secretary of the association, Harris is set to square-off with incumbent president, Billy Heaven.Harris was one of Heaven’s campaign directors when he was elected to office two years ago.”Yes, it’s true. I will be running for the position of president,” noted Harris.Harris was also the secretary of previous president, Lyndel Wright, who served one term.Heaven, head of the government-run Culture, Health, Arts, Sports and Education Fund, was criticised last year for not supporting the candidacy of the Jamaican, Dave Cameron, for the post of president of the West Indies Cricket Board.The JCA membership, at their annual general meeting, thereafter, subsequently rescinded the stance that was taken by Heaven and the board of directors.Heaven, among his list of accomplishments, has overseen the implementation of artificial lights at Sabina Park.The next JCA annual general meeting and election of officers is scheduled to be held by June this year.last_img read more

Gadchiroli encounter toll rises to 39

first_imgThe security forces recovered two more bodies of Maoists from Indravati river in Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra on Wednesday, taking the total number of the Maoists killed in the recent encounter to 39.These two bodies were also recovered from the river near the spot of the April 22 encounter in Kasansur area of Gadchiroli.The security forces have recovered 33 dead bodies from this area in the last four days.last_img

a month agoCole urges Man Utd not to overload Greenwood

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Cole urges Man Utd not to overload Greenwoodby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United Treble winner Andrew Cole has urged the club not to overload Mason Greenwood.Greenwood has scored for United against Astana in the Europa League and Rochdale in the Carabao Cup, and he could start against Arsenal in the Premier League on Monday night, with Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial out injured.Cole told BBC Radio 5 Live: “He’s got a chance, he has got a chance. His finishing is a joke. Left or right foot, he’s got quality in abundance.”I just hope they won’t put too much undue pressure on him. He’s got great ability.”The disappointing thing is he’s going to have to get thrown in to the deep end a little bit earlier than they would have liked, due to injuries, due to them being prepared to allow Lukaku and Sanchez to go.”They’re looking at it and saying ‘we’ve got Mason, we’re going to give Marcus [Rashford] the opportunity to play centre-forward.” last_img read more

Widsten stepping down as Charlie Lake Fire Chief

first_imgWidsten’s last day with the Charlie Lake Fire Department is August 2nd, four days before he starts with the County of Grande Prairie.Dahlen said that the PRRD is moving forward with reposting the position as soon as possible, with the possibility of bringing in an interim Fire Chief to lead the department until Widsten’s replacement is found.Widsten’s departure marks the fifth time that the Charlie Lake Fire Department’s Chief has resigned since the PRRD took over control of the department in 2012.Steve Munshaw, Stuart Larson, Terry Truchan, and Dan Ross all served as Fire Chief prior to Widsten stepping into the role.When asked about the rather high rate of turnover in the Fire Chief position, Dahlen said that he “can’t disagree with that.”“It’s a small fire department. So, unfortunately for the Peace River Regional District, I think it’s definitely being used as a stepping-stone for individuals to advance their careers,” said Dahlen about some of the reasons for the frequent vacancies in the Fire Chief position. “Lots of times, people come to the area with an opportunity to get some experience and some education and be able to advance their careers.” FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Just a few weeks after it had found a new Fire Chief, the Peace River Regional District is once again looking for someone to lead the Charlie Lake Fire Department.According to PRRD Deputy CAO Shawn Dahlen, Charlie Lake Fire Chief Dale Widsten has tendered his resignation after he was announced as the department’s new Chief on June 27th.Dahlen said that Widsten has accepted a position as the new District Fire Chief for the County of Grande Prairie, where he will oversee four fire halls located in Bezanson, LaGlace, Teepee Creek, and Sexsmith. When it comes to improving retention of employees with the department, Dahlen said the PRRD is looking at implementing policies and also examining facets of the department itself, including the facilities and operating environment.Dahlen said that Widsten is still continuing in his duties until his departure, including helping the department to host a Volunteer information session at the Fire Department, which is taking place this evening at the Charlie Lake Fire Hall.last_img read more

Chamber of Commerce hosts Wilkinson as guest speaker at Luncheon

first_imgThe next Chamber Luncheon will be held on Thursday, May 30, at the Pomeroy Hotel & Conference Centre and will feature Scott Maxwell, of the Ministry of Transportation, to discuss roads and infrastructure within the Peace.For more information, and for tickets, you can visit the Chamber’s website. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Chamber of Commerce held another Speaker Series Luncheon on Wednesday at the Northern Grand Hotel.Guest Speaker for the Luncheon was Official Opposition Leader, Andrew Wilkinson.Wilkinson touched on a wide range of issues that Fort St. John and the Peace Region are currently facing. Some of those issues included the on-going Caribou Recovery Program and the lack of Provincial support for the oil and gas industry.When it comes to the handling of the Caribou, Wilkinson feels that it was grossly mishandled by the NDP, adding that he is waiting to see the report made by Blair Lekstrom which is to be released in the coming days.That report looks at the socio-economic impacts that the Program might have on communities within the Peace.“The Mountain Caribou Issue was grossly mishandled by the NDP and they’ve appointed Blair Lekstrom to try and fix the mess that they’ve made. I look forward to his report, in the next few days, to try and put the genie back in the bottle because they failed to consult the communities of the Peace.”As for the lack of Provincial support for the oil and gas industry, Wilkinson says the reason for a lack of it is because the current government is absorbing the idea that B.C. needs to be a leader when it comes to abolishing fossil fuels. Wilkinson also feels that the NDP needs to calm down the dismissive attitude against the use of fossil fuels and not to talk down to people of the Peace.“The problem that we have with the current government is that they’re absorbing this idea – some of it from their own invention, some of it from the media, some of it from the Green Party – the British Columbia needs to lead the change that will abolish fossil fuels… So our view of this, in our party, is that it’s time to calm down that dismissive attitude, to call it for what it is and to say to the people of the Peace, do not talk down to these people. It’s unacceptable that anyone talks down to you.”last_img read more

Mamata questions PMs silence on Assam chit fund scam

first_imgDhubri (Assam): Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee launched the TMC’s poll campaign in Assam on Friday and attacked Himanta Biswa Sarma, the BJP’s “key person” in the northeast, claiming her government has proof that “he had received Rs 3 crore” from the owner of Sarada, a firm embroiled in ponzi scam.The Trinamool Congress chief also claimed that the National Register of Citizens (NRC) and the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill are “two lollipops” being doled out by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to “fool” the people of Assam. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c detailsAddressing the election rally in Dhubri, Banerjee said the TMC has decided to contest in Assam after “40 lakh people were excluded” from the NRC. “We will contest in nine Lok Sabha seats in Assam. We have made a start. Do not consider us weak,” she said. Hitting out at Narendra Modi, the TMC chief said the prime minister talks about chit funds in West Bengal, but it is the state government which has exposed and arrested those involved in the ponzi scam. “Sarada’s owner has said he had given Rs 3 crore in cash to Assam Minister Sarma and I have documentary evidence which I have brought with me,” Banerjee said, waving a document at the rally. “Has Modi taken action against him? Have you arrested him?” she asked.last_img read more

Beside The Points For Monday Jan 29 2018

See more NBA predictions All newsletters Things That Caught My EyeBad news, PhillyThe New England Patriots have participated in 37 playoff games since 2001, losing nine of them. That alone is absolutely insane. Here’s the stat that should give Philadelphia pause: The Patriots are 15-0 when they hadn’t played the competitor at some point over the course of the season, as is the case with the Eagles. [FiveThirtyEight]Waivered JagrJaromir Jagr, current NHL old guy and the second-highest point scorer of all time, has been placed on waivers by his latest team, the Calgary Flames, a move that may signal the end of the 45 year old’s NHL career. He is 34 games shy of Gordie Howe’s record for most games played. [ESPN]The reality behind “injury prone”A Football Outsiders analysis has put some serious numbers to the idea of being injury prone: looking at 8,585 player-seasons from 2009 to 2016, 40 percent of players who played in Week 1 went on to miss one or more games due to injury over the course of the season. However, that’s high compared to players who did not have any injuries in the previous two years, only 26 percent of which missed a game or more. [Football Outsiders]Try out our interactive, Which World Cup Team Should You Root For?Nobody’s undefeated in the OWLThe new Overwatch League, an esports attraction that just ended its third week, has shown the kind of parity that even the NFL can only dream of. Each of its 12 teams — even the powerhouses in London, Seoul and New York — have at least one win and only one team (Shanghai Dragons) are still at 0-6. Indeed, the most exciting story of the young league may be the Houston Outlaws swinging from league worst 0-2 to fourth-place 4-2 in just two weeks. [ESPN, ESPN, OWL]Golden Knights making the house loseThe Las Vegas Golden Knights are crushing it at home this season, and home just happens to be the only town in America where you can bet on the local team before walking to the arena. This means that not only are lots of people betting on Vegas — something like 10 to 15 times the typical NHL handle — but those gamblers are often winning. [ESPN]Big Number10 percentRoger Federer defeated Marin Cilic to win the Australian Open on Sunday, his 20th Grand Slam title. Here’s the cool part: Federer has now won 10 percent of all the men’s Grand Slam singles titles in the Open era since 1968. [ESPN]Predictions NFL See more NFL predictions Oh, and don’t forgetOvechkin has the fastest stick in the league We’re launching a sports newsletter. 🏆  Join the squad. Subscribe NBA read more

New DCP joins the ranks by May 2017 beat five others for

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, February 10, 2017 – He is leaving St Helena to take up the post of Deputy Chief of Police of the Turks and Caicos islands and he brings with him 34 years of experience.  Today the TCI Police Force announced our new DCP and his name is Trevor Botting.   From a short list of six and after interviews, Botting was found most fitting likely due to his strong background in strategic and tactical policing. Botting also has experience in Airport policing, Disaster Management and Search and Rescue.  Add to the list of accomplishments, management of 500 officers, neighborhood policing, firearms operations and the Dog unit.  #MagneticMediaNews ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting Related Items:#magneticmedianews The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provolast_img read more

Flu season death toll increases to 7 in San Diego

first_img KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Health, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – County health officials today reported the death of a San Diego County man due to flu complications, bringing this flu season’s death toll in the region to seven. The 73-year-old man died due to influenza A complications on Dec. 16, according to the county’s Health and Human Services Agency.The man’s vaccination status and medical history are still being investigated. The other six county residents who have died this season had additional medical conditions and either weren’t vaccinated or their vaccination status was unknown.“Influenza can be deadly, especially for the elderly and people with chronic medical conditions,” said Dr. Wilma Wooten, the county’s public health officer.  “Getting a flu shot is the best way to prevent getting sick.”At this time last year, 11 county residents had died due to flu complications. Last flu season was the county’s worst in nearly 20 years of collecting data, with 342 residents succumbing to flu complications. Residents over the age of 65 with underlying medical conditions accounted for much of that death toll, according to the county.According to the county’s weekly flu report for Dec. 16-22, lab-confirmed flu cases rose for the fourth consecutive week, from 290 to 410. That jump is a far cry, however, from the same week last flu season when reported cases spiked to 2,332. To date, 1,339 flu cases have been reported and lab-confirmed this flu season.“While we’re seeing fewer flu cases this season, everyone 6 months and older should get vaccinated since the flu season could last through April and even May,” Wooten said.In addition to residents 6 months and older, county health officials and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention strongly advise the annual flu vaccination for people with a heightened risk of serious flu complications, like pregnant women, people older than 65 and people with chronic conditions like asthma and diabetes.County residents can get vaccinated at doctors’ offices, retail pharmacies, community clinics and the county’s public health centers. Residents can also call 2-1-1 or visit the county’s immunization program website, sdiz.com, for a list of county locations administering free vaccines. Flu season death toll increases to 7 in San Diego Posted: December 26, 2018 December 26, 2018last_img read more

Flooding In Seward Prompts Emergency Declaration School Delays

first_imgResidents of Seward and the surrounding area are being asked to avoid flooded areas and use caution around heavy equipment and machinery. Impacted areas from heavy rain, winds, and flooding are: The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District announced a two hour delay start, on October 17, for Moose Pass School, Seward Elementary, Seward High School, and Seward Middle School. Nelson: “A huge amount of rain fell in a 18-24 hour period which caused the rivers and streams to simply spike. Right now we have a huge amount of water, gravel, and debris that has nowhere to go except on the roads.” The National Weather Service in Anchorage issued a Flood Advisory for the Seward area until 10:45 a.m. Wednesday. Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Charlie Pierce has declared a state of emergency for the Kenai Peninsula Borough due to flooding events affecting the Kenai Peninsula Borough. In a release from the borough, this declaration follows the City of Seward’s declaration of emergency also released yesterday.center_img Photo courtesy of Brenda Ahlberg with the Kenai Peninsula Borough Lowell Creek Bridge & Waterfall – Closed to pedestrian traffic; limit vehicle traffic as crews from the Public Works Department work with local contractors to clear debris and remove gravel using heavy equipment and machinery.Dieckgraeff Road – Gravel portion of road closed to vehicle traffic; water over the road; borough crews are working with local contractors using heavy equipment and machinery.Mile 3.5 Seward Highway & Bikepath – Highway is open; use caution and limit speed; water over road.Mile 5 Seward Highway at Bear Creek Fire Station – Highway is open; use extreme caution and limit speed; deep water over road.Seward Airport – North runway is closed; deep standing water over most of the runway. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The City of Seward issued an emergency declaration on Tuesday following heavy rain that caused significant flooding. As of Tuesday, Seward has seen nearly four and a half inches of rain in just over 36 hours, following heavy rain that saturated the area last week, according to Dan Nelson with the KPB Office of Emergency Management.last_img read more