About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Klopp knows Liverpool under pressure to beat RB Salzburgby Freddie Taylor23 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp wants his team to get back to winning ways in the Champions League.The Reds suffered a disappointing defeat in the first round of games away from home against Napoli.They are in a tough group and know they must get a win in the second round of games if they are to progress to the knockout rounds.Klopp hopes they can do that against RB Salzburg on Wednesday.He said to reporters ahead of the game: “We have to start winning and we should not waste time.”We want to be the most uncomfortable opponent in world football and if we are then it is not easy for Salzburg. We should not forget that.”
TORONTO – Canada’s main stock index ended lower as energy stocks weighed, while U.S. stock markets edged higher a day after they were closed for the July 4 holiday.The S&P/TSX capped energy index was slid a per cent to be the worst of the sectors on the TSX as prices for oil and gas both fell.Overall, the S&P/TSX composite index closed down 38.11 points at 16,266.61 as financials and materials stocks also slid.Base metal stocks were up on the day despite a big slide in the September copper contract that ended down nine cents at US$2.83 a pound.Copper has fallen steeply from the nearly US$2.30 a pound it spiked to in early June on labour concerns at the Escondida mine in Chile, as increasing trade concerns have tempered demand speculation.In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average closed up 181.92 points at 24,356.74. The S&P 500 index ended up 23.39 points at 2,736.61 and the Nasdaq composite index was up 83.75 points at 7,586.43.Stocks rose despite looming tariffs coming from the U.S. and China on Friday as underlying market sentiments remain strong, said Kash Pashootan, CEO and chief investment officer at First Avenue Investment Counsel Inc.“Yes there are elevated risks, there is greater volatility, but it’s impressive to see the underlying optimism in equities is still strong when you see these types of rallies shortly after there’s bad news announcements like tariffs.”The Canadian dollar averaged 76.17 cents US, up 0.08 of a US cent.The August crude contract closed down $1.20 at US$72.94 per barrel and the August natural gas contract ended down three cents at US$2.84 per mmBTU.Pashootan said elevated oil prices are a potential concern for long-term consumer spending that makes up 70 per cent of economic growth.“One of the key takeaways from an investment perspective is these higher oil prices have led to considerably higher prices at the pump, which are taking a larger piece of the consumer’s wallet, and certainly affecting consumer confidence.”The August gold contract closed up $5.30 at US$1,258.80 an ounce.Centerra Gold slid 0.69 cents or 9.16 per cent to $6.84 after announcing that operations at its Mount Milligan mine in B.C. could be affected if it doesn’t secure new sources of water for processing. The company said it has applied to B.C. regulators take water from wells, creeks, and a lake.Canopy Growth Corp. closed up $1.05 or 2.72 per cent at $39.70 after the launch of a Latin American subsidiary and its acquisition of Colombian medical marijuana company Spectrum Cannabis Colombia for about $45.7 million in shares.Companies in this story: (TSX:WEED), (TSX:CG)
A fire has destroyed a grain elevator in southern Manitoba and left a man in a Winnipeg hospital for treatment of burns.The blaze in the Paterson Grain-owned building happened Monday evening in the small community of Crystal City, about 190 kilometres southwest of Winnipeg.The man, who is in his 30s, was airlifted to hospital and is listed in stable condition.People who live near the elevator say they initially heard what sounded like an explosion before the structure was engulfed in flame.Colleen Henderson, who is part of an emergency response team in the area, says a nearby business was also lost.Henderson says the fire could have been worse because the elevator is in the middle of the community and more buildings may have been lost if there had been any wind. (CTV Winnipeg)
Widsten’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.
The 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.”
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – July 1st, 2019 the Government approved the Vaccination Status Reporting Regulation. This regulation requires parents or guardians to report the vaccination status of their school-age children.With 29 confirmed cases among B.C. residents since the beginning of 2019, the Province launched a two-phase plan to increase immunization rates in B.C.Phase one was a measles catch-up program, which launched in March and ended in June for K-12 students. During the period of April 1 to June 30, 2019, 27,747 doses of measles-containing vaccines had been administered by health authorities to kindergarten to Grade 12 students. The Vaccination Status Reporting Regulation (Regulation) under the Public Health Act is Phase two. With the Regulation in effect, every student from K to 12 in public and independent schools, and those who are home-schooled will be expected to have their complete immunization records in the Provincial Immunization Registry (the Registry).The Province shares, if your child received their immunizations from a public health nurse in B.C., the information is automatically entered into the Registry and a record in the system will exist.The Province shares, if your child received any of their immunizations from a physician or pharmacist or out of province, the information about those immunizations may not have been entered into the Registry and a record may be absent or incomplete.For more information on the Immunizing Status Press Release; CLICK HERE For more information from Immunize BC; CLICK HERE
With 2:18 left in the third quarter of Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals, Milwaukee Bucks forward Ersan Ilyasova trudged to the free-throw line. After he made his first shot to put the Bucks up 14, Mike Budenholzer subbed Giannis Antetokounmpo out of the game, hoping to grab his superstar a quick breather while the team was sitting on a sizable lead. Ilyasova made the second free throw after Giannis checked out, and at that point, according to Inpredictable, the Bucks had a 92.7 percent chance of pushing the series to Game 7. Alas, that did not happen.Antetokounmpo ended up sitting for only 17 seconds, but those 17 seconds proved costly. Giannis re-entered the game only after Kawhi Leonard secured an and-one on an up-and-under floater. That innocuous floater was the start of a spectacular 26-3 Raptors run that thrust Toronto into position to capture its first NBA Finals bid, further validating both last summer’s trade for Leonard and the years of tinkering Raptors president Masai Ujiri has done with his team.The run spanned seven minutes and 42 seconds of game time and contained a seemingly endless number of thrilling plays. It started with Leonard’s and-one, but there was also Antetokounmpo swatting Pascal Siakam at the rim, only to see Serge Ibaka score on the offensive board; Leonard drawing a three-shot foul, making the first two free throws and missing the last, only to grab his own offensive rebound and head right back to the line; the Raptors running the same Spain pick-and-roll play three times in a row to open the fourth quarter and getting 7 points out of it; Fred VanVleet continuing his white hot post-baby shooting with a stepback three in isolation; and finally, Kyle Lowry picking Khris Middleton’s pocket on the drive, pushing the ball up the floor, and dropping it back to Leonard for a monster left-handed dunk. All told, Toronto went 10 of 14 from the field and 4 of 6 from the line during this stretch. Ibaka and VanVleet combined to shoot 5 of 5 and scored 11 of the team’s 26 points, while Leonard totaled 10 to go with six rebounds. Lowry didn’t shoot even once, but he assisted on four of the seven baskets Toronto scored while he was on the floor, and had the aforementioned crucial steal. Meanwhile, the Raptors’ defense locked down the Bucks in the halfcourt, much as they had for most of the past few games. Milwaukee shot just 1 of 9 from the field and 0 of 6 from three during this stretch.By the time the Raptors were done with their burst, they had raised their win probability from 7.3 percent all the way up to 88.0 percent, per Inpredictable. Curiously, a decent chunk of that win probability was accumulated with Antetokounmpo on the bench. Toronto sliced the aforementioned 3 points off the lead before he checked back in late in the third; but even after they cut the lead to just 5 points by the end of the quarter, Budenholzer elected to have Giannis on the bench again — taking his sixth rest of the game — to open the fourth. Antetokounmpo finished the game plus-3 in 41 minutes, meaning the Bucks were outscored by nine during the seven minutes he was out. Budenholzer stridently maintained during his postgame press conference that playing his star more minutes was not the answer, but I guess we’ll never know.By the time Giannis re-entered a minute and a half into the fourth period, the game was tied. A few minutes later, the Raptors had built an 8-point lead. Milwaukee made a final push and turned it into a back-and-forth, one-possession game for a few minutes, but the Bucks lost Leonard (seriously) on a crucial out of bounds play with around three minutes left, and he nailed a corner three to push the lead to 5 points.Milwaukee, the best defensive rebounding team left in the playoffs, was then let down by one of its strengths at the most important moment of the game.1Milwaukee ranked second in defensive rebound rate during the regular season and was third during the playoffs entering Game 6. The Bucks gave up four backbreaking offensive rebounds in the final 2:12 of the game. Siakam grabbed arguably the two most important ones: He corralled the ball after Giannis made one of the most incredible blocks you’ll ever see on a Leonard drive to the rim and calmly put the ball in the hoop to extend the lead again; and he then grabbed his own rebound off the bottom of the rim with 10 seconds left in the game, robbing Milwaukee of a chance to secure the board and an opportunity to tie it up. Leonard grabbed two off the offensive glass as well, with the second essentially icing the game as he beat several Bucks to the ball off Siakam’s missed free throw with 7.0 seconds left.Turning the Bucks’ strengths into weaknesses was the foundation of Toronto’s four straight wins to capture the series. Antetokounmpo, the likely league MVP, was limited to just 30-of-69 shooting in Games 3 through 6, thanks to the individual exploits of Leonard and the timely help of, well, everyone else. Milwaukee’s vaunted 3-point attack fell by the wayside without as many transition opportunities to fuel it. The Bucks’ elite help defense was neutralized at times as well, both by the Raptors pinging the ball around the perimeter and by their orchestrating switches so that Leonard or Lowry or even VanVleet could isolate against one of Milwaukee’s bigs, who were thus removed from help position.The Raptors will surely probe for weaknesses where they can against the defending champion Warriors in the NBA Finals, but they’ll also have to do an even better job of mitigating their opponent’s strengths. Golden State knows a thing or two about double-digit comebacks in the conference finals, having just completed three in a row to sweep the Blazers, and of course has also won three of the past four titles. We don’t yet know if or when Kevin Durant will return to the floor, but the Warriors have been reminding us for the past couple weeks that they are still pretty damn good without him.Toronto is the best defensive team the Warriors will have had to face during these playoffs, though, and by a not-insignificant margin. The Raptors had the league’s fifth-best defense during the regular season; Golden State’s three prior playoff opponents ranked 19th (Clippers), 18th (Rockets) and 16th (Trail Blazers). The Raptors also have Leonard, who at the peak of his powers is the best perimeter defender on the planet, and who has looked like the best all-around player in the league for much of these past few weeks. It takes more than just a singular star to dethrone the Warriors, but you’ve certainly got a better shot with one of those guys on your side.2Just ask the Cavaliers, who knocked the Raptors out of the conference finals the last time they were there. That’s exactly why the Raptors made the bold push for Leonard in the first place.Check out our latest NBA predictions.
A motel site is now housing for homeless veterans Posted: May 1, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Sasha Foo Sasha Foo, May 1, 2019 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The first residents are moving into a new San Diego development for homeless veterans.Zephyr, a supportive housing project for 84 veterans was built on the site of what used to be a Motel 6 in Grantville, a neighborhood east of SDCCU Stadium.KUSI got a first look at the $27 million project a few weeks ahead of its formal grand opening on May 15.The developer, Affirmed Housing began construction in November, 2017 and was able to bring down the costs of construction by building on the bones of the old motel. Jimmy Silverwood, a vice president at Affirmed Housing said it was not easy obtaining permission to use the land and said the process is too time consuming and may be unnecessary.“We need to figure how we can take that piece out of the process so we can get these folks housed quicker,” Silverwood said.A second building on the property which was once a Denny’s restaurant has been remodeled as a community area for tenants to gather, watch television and socialize while also providing offices for a staff of caseworkers.Caseworker Glenn Porter who works with PATH, a homeless service provider said caseworkers are assigned to each resident, to arrange medical appointments, transportation, and help with other tasks that can keep the newly housed veteran from returning to life on the street.“The population that we serve, if we just take them and put them in an apartment and then just say ‘You’re housed,’ it would be a set-up for failure because they need a continuum of services which we offer,” Porter said.Having a safe and stable place to live is a brand new experience for the tenants, some of whom have been homeless for 10 to 20 years.KUSI’s Sasha Foo talked to some of the tenants who are already making themselves at home.
Kolkata: Tension gripped the locals of Kidderpore after a 3-year-old child was crushed under the wheels of a speeding truck.The incident took place at Kidderpore on Sunday night. An irate mob ransacked the truck and set it on fire after the incident.The locals staged a demonstration at the accident site, protesting against the rash driving of vehicles.A huge contingent of police rushed to the spot to bring the situation under control.The irate mob engaged in a verbal altercation with the policemen. Some of the senior police officers also rushed to the spot and tried to pacify the mob. The agitation was later lifted after senior police officers assured Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsthem that they would crack down on vehicles that flout traffic norms. Police said Santosh Sahu, a resident of Port area was returninghome along with his wife Bharati and 3-year-old son Ayan on his motorcycle.While crossing the DC port office, the victim suddenly fell from the bike.As a result, a truck, which was coming from behind, run over the victim. He died on the spot.The incident infuriated the locals and they went on rampage.The truck driver and the helper managed to flee the spot immediately after the accident. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedThe eyewitnesses told police that the truck was running at a high speed as a result of which the driver could not control the vehicle.According to the investigation, police said the child fell from bike when his father applied a sudden brake as there was a pothole on the road.The body was sent to SSKM Hospital by the police for postmortem.The locals have alleged that heavy duty trucks ply through the area at a high a speed resulting in accident.The matter was raised with the local police administration but no steps have been taken so far in this regard to check the speed of the vehicles.Police have started a detailed probe in this regard. Raids are being conducted at various places to nab the truck driver who has been absconding since the incident took place. Police have seized the vehicle.