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Travis Eggers, Pam LeBeau win in men’s and women’s event at Pomeroy Inn and Suites Links Open

first_imgIn the men’s event, finishing in second was Ritch Hosker, while the women’s runner up was Jan Jorven.In the flight events, Sheldon Wheeler was the first flight winner. The runner up was Michael Basco. Leroy Krueger finished first in the second flight event, and Morris Paquette took second place.In the third flight, taking first place was Scott Templeton, and second went to Tracy Travis, while the fourth flight winner was Murray Hammond, and Darryl Horst finished second.- Advertisement -The staff at Fort St. John Links would like to thank Pomeroy Inn and Suites for once again sponsoring the tournament.last_img

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Update: Three communities forced to evacuate due to Liard River Fire

first_imgPhoto: The Liard Hot Springs Fire continues to grow – submittedFor an update on this story CLICK HERE – Advertisement -Three communities are being forced to evacuate, after the Liard River Hot Springs fire has expanded to more than ten thousand hectares in size.More than 60 residents are being forced to evacuate from the Coal River, Muddy River Indian Reserve #1 and Fireside communities.The fire has caused the Alaska Highway to be closed between Fort Nelson and Watson Lake. Toad River residents will be permitted to travel home. All others will be denied access to the highway until further notice.The Regional District has installed barricades at each community.  Deanna Hill from the visitor information center, says most accomodations are booked up in Fort Nelson. She is recommending travelers to postpone any plans to travel to Fort Nelson.  For more details on the highway call 250-774-6956.Advertisement Photo: A bird’s-eye view of the 10,000 hectare fire burning near the Liard River Hot Springs – SubmittedThis map shows the locations of the three communities:View Communities threatened in a larger map Chief Administrator Office for the Northern Rockies Regional Municipality Randy McLean says he thinks those evacuated will be relocated to Watson Lake. He says this is a precautionary measure, because officials think the fire will reach the highway by 6 o’clock tonight.  The Northern Rockies Regional Municipality has set up an emergency centre in Fort Nelson, you can call 250-774-3955.Fire Information Officer Jillian Chimko says the Liard River Hot Springs Park remains open, now that the fire is moving away from the area. There are 80 firefighters on site.Chimko says dry conditions and heavy winds are contributing to the fire’s expansion.  There is no word yet on what caused the fire.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Baby cribs recalled following 3 deaths

first_imgWASHINGTON – About 1 million Simplicity and Graco cribs are being recalled after three children became trapped in their cribs and died of suffocation, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said Friday. Two infants, a 6-month-old and a 9-month-old, died in the recalled cribs, which were sold through May 2007. A 1-year-old child died in a newer model of the cribs, which has not been recalled but is being investigated by the safety agency, CPSC officials said. Commission spokesman Ed Kang would not comment on when or where the children died. Simplicity spokesman Joe Householder said the company will not release further details about the deaths out of respect for the families. In all three deaths, the consumer had installed the drop-rail side of the crib upside down, the CPSC said. This creates a gap in the crib that children can slide into and suffocate. The commission, however, cautioned consumers who have the newer versions not covered by the recall to check to make sure the drop side is installed right side up and securely attached. The company is offering free repairs for cribs with older hardware. For more information, consumers can contact Simplicity at (888) 593-9274.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Seven other infants have been trapped in the cribs, according to the CPSC. There have been 55 reports of the cribs’ drop sides detaching or the hardware failing to hold the side to the crib. Simplicity Inc., of Reading, Pa., is listed as manufacturer of all the cribs, which were made in China. The recalled cribs were sold nationwide, under the Simplicity or Graco brands, from January 1998 through May 2007. The recall involves multiple models and model numbers. “Simplicity strives to make safe products, that is our number one priority. That’s why we worked with the CPSC to take this action,” Simplicity president Ken Waldman said in a statement. In a separate recall in June, the commission recalled about 40,000 Nursery-in-a-Box cribs, manufactured by Simplicity, because the assembly instructions incorrectly explain how to attach the drop side. None of the cribs that Simplicity currently supplies to stores is included in a recall, the company said in a statement. last_img read more

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Champions League round-up: Suarez stars in Barcelona win, Porto stun Bayern Munich

first_img1 Luis Suarez scored a brilliant brace as Barcelona delivered a vintage display in a dominant 3-1 victory against PSG in France to firmly grab the initiative in their Champions League quarter final.Suarez stole the show with two stunning individual goals after Neymar had given the visitors a first-half lead, while Gregory van der Wiel grabbed a late consolation for the French champions.The two sides had a win apiece in the group stages of the competition earlier this season, but there was a gulf in class established in the early stages as Barcelona settled the quicker.Lionel Messi, looking to move ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo in the all-time Champions League goalscoring charts, came within inches of an opener when his shot came back off the woodwork from 20 yards.The Argentine didn’t dwell on his near-miss for long though, finding Neymar in space down the PSG right and the Brazilian forward finished with aplomb after just 18 minutes.The hosts lost captain Thiago Silva to injury soon after with David Luiz replacing him, and squandered a great chance to level when Edinson Cavani attempted to find Javier Pastore instead of going alone.Suarez silenced the home crowd 20 minutes into the second half, nutmegging Luiz and holding off Marquinhos before squeezing past Sirigu in a goal that was all his own work.The Uruguayan then embarrassed Luiz again, repeating the nutmeg in a more central area before emphatically firing in his 11th strike in as many games to put the visitors out of sightPSG were offered a slim lifeline when van der Wiel’s shot was inexplicably diverted into his own net by substitute Jeremy Mathieu but the Catalans will be firm favourites when they meet again next week at the Camp Nou.Elsewhere, Porto combined tireless pressing and clinical finishing to stun Bayern Munich 3-1 at the Stadio do Dragao after a dreadful defensive display from the Bavarians.Two goals from Richardo Quaresma and another from Jackson Martinez propelled the Portuguese side to victory but Thiago Alcantara’s first Champions League goal may give the German champions hope for the second leg.Porto completely blew away the competition’s favourites in the opening stages, and Manuel Neuer was very fortunate to stay on the pitch for upending Martinez with the Colombian striker bearing down on goal after just two minutes.Quaresma converted the spotkick and then capitalised on an error by Dante in Bayern’s defence to race clear and confidently guide past Neuer with the outside of his right foot to double Porto’s lead within ten blistering minutes.A shell shocked Bayern looked to gain a foothold and found a crucial route back into the tie through Thiago’s improvised finish from Jerome Boateng’s deflected cross before the break.Boateng turned villain in the second half by misjudging a long ball and Martinez applied a classy finish by rounding Neuer to restore the hosts’ two goal lead and set up an intriguing contest next week in Munich. Luis Suarez last_img read more

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Insider Trading: Man United to swap Di Maria for Cavani? Plus, latest on flop’s Chelsea future

first_imgtalkSPORT’s transfer guru, Warren Haughton, joins Hawksbee and Jacobs to round up all the very latest rumours and gossip.There’s the latest on Angel Di Maria’s Manchester United with reports PSG have agreed personal terms with the Red Devils winger.Haughton claims the Ligue 1 giants could use Edinson Cavani, who has been linked with a move to Old Trafford, as a makeweight in the deal.Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko comes under the spotlight, with reports the Bosnian forward is not far away from completing a move to Roma.Watford’s move for Benjamin Stambouli has under threat, after PSG entered the race for the Tottenham midfielder, while there’s the latest on Victor Moses’ Chelsea future.Here’s some of the top transfer rumours on talkSPORT.com:Roberto Martinez confirms Everton star will NOT be sold this summerManchester City slap £20m pricetag on Roma targetWest Ham submit improved offer for Roma forwardTottenham to rekindle interest in PSG midfielder?Former Arsenal target receives three offers from Premier League clubsValencia set to hijack Everton’s move for Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina?Reports – Manchester United set to agree deal with Real Madrid for goalkeeper?Reports – Arsenal make bid for World Cup starReports – Manchester United flop Angel Di Maria agrees terms with PSGPSG join Watford in the race for Tottenham midfielder Benjamin StambouliArsenal told £15m will land Roma starPaulo Dybala explains decision to join Juventus over Arsenal and Manchester CityBordeaux reject Newcastle bid for star striker Diego RolanBlow for Liverpool and Bournemouth! Demarai Gray signs new three-year Birmingham contractlast_img read more

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Declassified papers reveal U.S. OK with fall of Saigon

first_img160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WASHINGTON – Henry Kissinger quietly acknowledged to China in 1972 that Washington could accept a communist takeover of South Vietnam if that evolved after a withdrawal of U.S. troops – even as the war to drive back the communists dragged on with mounting deaths. President Nixon’s envoy told Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai, “If we can live with a communist government in China, we ought to be able to accept it in Indochina.” Kissinger’s blunt remarks surfaced in a collection of papers from his years of diplomacy released Friday by George Washington University’s National Security Archive. The collection was gathered from documents available at the government’s National Archives and obtained through the research group’s declassification requests. Kissinger’s comments appear to lend credence to the “decent interval” theory posed by some historians who say the United States was prepared to see communists take over Saigon as long as that happened long enough after a U.S. troop departure to save face. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2But Kissinger cautioned in an interview Friday against reaching easy conclusions from his words of more than three decades ago. “One of my objectives had to be to get Chinese acquiescence in our policy,” he told The Associated Press. “We succeeded in it, and then when we had achieved our goal, our domestic situation made it impossible to sustain it,” he said, explaining that he meant Watergate. The papers consist of some 2,100 memoranda of Kissinger’s secret conversations with senior officials abroad and at home from 1969 to 1977 while he served under presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford as national security adviser, secretary of state and both. The collection contains more than 28,000 pages. The meeting with Zhou took place in Beijing on June 22, 1972, during stepped-up U.S. bombing and the mining of harbors meant to stall a North Vietnam offensive that began in the spring. China, Vietnam’s ally, objected to the U.S. course but was engaged in a historic thaw of relations with Washington. Kissinger told Zhou the United States respected its Hanoi enemy as a “permanent factor” and probably the “strongest entity” in the region. “And we have had no interest in destroying it or even defeating it,” he insisted.last_img read more

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Half-time: QPR 0 Tottenham 0

first_imgJulio Cesar’s double save after five minutes meant QPR made it to the interval on level terms at Loftus Road.The Brazilian dived to his right to tip Jermain Defoe’s shot onto the post and then did brilliantly to keep out Emmanuel Adebayor’s follow-up.At the other end, Shaun Wright-Phillips had a sight of goal but saw his effort deflect wide off Michael Dawson.Wright-Phillips also sent a weak shot wide of the near post after neatly evading two challenges.Tottenham were forced to make a 24th-minute change when Sando limped off after an awkward fall and was replaced by Scott Parker.QPR (4-4-1-1): Cesar; Onuoha, Nelsen, Hill, Fabio; Derry; Mackie, Mbia, Park, Wright-Phillips; Taarabt.Subs: Green, Ferdinand, Ben Haim, Cisse, Faurlin, Bothroyd, Campbell. Click here for our QPR v Tottenham 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Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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H-DNL football: St. Bernard’s comes up short on the road, falls 27-20 to Del Norte

first_imgThe team known for making a living off its ground-and-pound style turned to a trick-play on fourth-and-long as Chase Blackburn took a pitch and flipped it to Kaleb Price who found quarterback O.J. Calleja in the endzone to put Del Norte ahead by two scores, a margin it would ride to a 27-20 win over visiting St. Bernard’s in what was the Big 4 Conference opener for both teams, Friday night on a muddy Mike Weiland Field in Crescent City.The Warriors turned to a bit of trickery after finding …last_img

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Medicinal plant project for Limpopo

first_imgSocial responsibility programmes “This makes South Africa an attractive venture for companies seeking novel compounds for different applications, for example medical, agricultural, horticultural, or environmental.” SAinfo reporter and BuaNewsWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material The rights of local communities to control access to these medicinal plants. Conserving medicinal plants She said it was important to acknowledge that traditional medicinal practitioners were among the most knowledgeable people about medicinal plants in local communities. The Maila community had proposed the conservation of medicinal plants project. The rights of local communities to protect their indigenous knowledge and be appropriately compensated for any commercial use of their indigenous knowledge. “They have much to offer in identifying local conservation issues and the development of improved systems for managing medicinal plants,” the deputy minister said. 5 August 2010 Mabudafhasi said that traditional medicine was the preferred primary healthcare choice for about 70% of South Africa’s population, and that it has been an essential resource for human health from ancient times. Launching the project in Maila village outside Louis Trichardt on Tuesday, Deputy Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi said the project entails the establishment of a nursery, laboratory, guard house, medicinal plant garden and research centre, as well as the fencing of the whole facility. In 2006, the department embarked on a rigorous process of consulting with municipalities, communities and provincial departments, calling for project proposals within the mandate to be funded through the social responsibility programme of the department. “Conditions for conservation are greatly enhanced when the owners and stewards of medicinal plants receive equitable benefits arising from the use of these resources, and feel that they are properly compensated for the level of effort involved in their contributions.” In the context of medicinal plants, Mabudafhasi said equity entailed several major components, including: Where access has been granted, the rights of the local community to fairly negotiate and enter into material transfer and benefit sharing agreements regarding the sharing of benefits arising from the utilisation of their medicinal plants resources. The programme is implemented employing the Extended Public Works Programme principles of alleviating poverty and transferring of skills. “These medicinal plants are used to treat ailments such as coughs, headaches, urinary disorder, throat problems, ulcers, wounds, fever, constipation, cancer and high blood pressure,” Mabudafhasi said. “Many widely used products such as plant-based medicines and cosmetics produced by modern industries are derived from medicinal plants, and majority of them are indigenous and endemic to South Africa,” Mabudafhasi said. A R20-million medicinal plant conservation project in Limpopo is expected to advance the development, promotion and protection of natural resources in the province. Growing appreciation At the same time, she said there was a growing appreciation of the value of medicinal plants and their associated traditional knowledge by the modern industries, especially the pharmaceutical industry.last_img read more

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MeerKAT reaches another milestone

first_imgFour out of 64 sub-reflectors have been completed for the MeerKAT section of the Square Kilometre Array. And a new sub-reflector manufacturing plant has been opened by Stratosat Datacom outside Johannesburg to build the parts. Alan Geldenhuys, the director of Stratosat Datacom; Prof Justin Jonas, the associate director: science and engineering at SKA (SA); Dr Phil Mjwara, the director-general in the Department of Science and Technology; Florian Schauenburg, the chief executive of Schauenburg International Group; and Dieter Kovar, the managing director of Stratosat Datacom, cut the ribbon to officially open the Stratosat sub-reflector manufacturing facility. (Image: Photowise) • SKA will boost Africa’s presence in science fields • Design for SKA telescope ‘has been agreed’ • African entrepreneur sold his belongings to start Kisua • We Are the World Africa sings out against xenophobia • Digital storytelling shaping aspiring teachers Melissa JavanThe new facility for making sub-reflectors for the MeerKAT radio telescope, in Elandsfontein, was officially opened by South African company Stratosat Datacom on 23 April, where Department of Science and Technology director-general Dr Phil Mjwara hailed it as “yet another milestone in the building of the MeerKAT radio telescope”.It was also announced that four out of 64 sub-reflectors for the MeerKAT project had been completed. The MeerKAT is a division of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) project, the world’s biggest telescope that is being partly built near the remote Northern Cape town of Carnarvon. It will be able to view objects in the universe that cannot be seen yet.Stratosat Datacom celebrated the inauguration of its facility in Elandsfontein together with the SKA, the Department of Science and Technology, General Dynamics SATCOM Technologies, Airborne International and various South African suppliers.Stratosat Datacom, as part of the Schauenburg International Group, won the tender issued by SKA (South Africa) in 2012 to design, build and install 64 Offset Gregorian deep-space telescopes, of 13.5m, for the MeerKAT project. The contract is worth R630-million. It teamed up with General Dynamics SATCOM Technologies, a global leader in the design and building of advanced radio telescope antennas, to install the MeerKAT radio telescope antennas.For this purpose, Stratosat Datacom opened a Panel Manufacturing Facility in Kempton Park, also east of Joburg, in November 2014. The first four antennas were completed at the SKA site at the end of March which was a major milestone.To make the sub-reflectors based on composites, Stratosat also partnered with Airborne International, a Dutch company that is the market leader in highly specialised composite structures. Another milestone in the building of the MeerKAT radio telescope was reached with the completion of the first four sub-reflectors for the project. There are still 60 to go. (Image: Square Kilometre Array)The search for alien lifeOnce finished, the SKA will be the world’s largest and most sensitive radio telescope, about 50 times more sensitive, and up to 10 000 faster (in terms of its survey speed) than the best radio telescopes of today. It will be powerful enough to sense radio waves from objects millions or even billions of light years away from Earth.It will focus on addressing questions that can only be answered using a radio telescope. Scientist will use it to help them understand how the universe evolved, how stars and galaxies form and change, and what “dark matter” really is. They may even find life elsewhere in the universe.South Africa’s MeerKAT telescope is an SKA precursor or “pathfinder” telescope. It will consist of 64 dish-shaped antennas and will be the most powerful radio telescope in the southern hemisphere. MeerKAT (and the Australian SKA Pathfinder, called ASKAP) will become part of SKA Phase 1. Dr Bernie Fanaroff, the director of SKA Africa, has explained the SKA project previously: “We want to build a big telescope to view faint objects that are very far away in the universe. We can’t build that big a dish, so we’re planning to build smaller ones. That way we can connect them and feed their signals together.”This was called an array telescope. Plans for the project included site decision, which took place in 2012; the design phase of the telescope, between 2013 and 2017; and from 2018 to 2023 construction of phase one would take place. Construction of phase two would be done by 2030.Remote, quiet regionSKA phase one sites would be in remote areas of Northern Cape of South Africa and in Australia – they need to be as far away from noise interference as possible. “In South Africa, we will have 133 dishes for SKA phase one, plus the 64 dishes of the MeerKAT project,” Fanaroff said. “The first phase of the SKA is worth a capital investment of €650-million (R8.5-billion).” Guests at the opening of the sub-reflector manufacturing facility learn about the materials that are used to make the world-class MeerKAT telescope. (Image: Photowise)Guests at the inauguration of the Sub-reflector Manufacturing Facility last week included representatives from General Dynamics Satcom Technologies, Airborne International and various South African suppliers. Florian Schauenburg, the chief executive of Schauenburg congratulated the team on a job well done. “We met the deadline and it was a very tight one!”The group planned “to upscale Stratosat Datacom” and grow the business in Africa. “I’d like to see activities grow here, and that we should turn this place into a hub of skill labour.”Mjwara said the celebration marked another milestone in building the MeerKAT facility. “We want to demonstrate to the world that we are capable of building a world-class telescope. We are proud and humbled that we can host the largest share of the SKA.”MeerKAT was an example of what South Africa could and had already achieved with the government and the private sector working together.During a tour of the facility, guests were shown the different materials used to make the sub-reflectors. These include glass fibre and aluminium veil.Stratosat’s contribution to MeerKAT is scheduled to be finished within 12 months. The sub-reflector is one of five facilities in the MeerKAT project; the others include the circuit board and the panels.Watch why the MeerKAT will become the world’s most powerful telescope:last_img read more

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