Leafs get jump on rest of KIJHL with mid-summer training camp at NDCC Arena

first_imgWhile other Kootenay International Junior Hockey League players are still working in a few more rounds on the golf course or runs down the mountain bike trails, Nelson hopefuls were focusing on skating, stickhandling or filling the net at the Leafs training camp Sunday at the NDCC Arena.Nelson coaches witnessed 40-plus players walk through the Green and White dressing room doors, each with goals of garnering one of those coveted spots on the Heritage City franchise.“I believe we brought in a good crew of new players . . . some players that we’re really excited to have here to start the season with us,” said Leafs coach Mario DiBella shortly after watching the final scrimmage game Sunday morning.Nelson’s camp is a few weeks ahead of most other clubs in the KIJHL. “We wanted to see the players before they attended Junior A training camps,” DiBella explained.“For those who don’t make a Junior A roster, we want them to know they have a place to play here in Nelson . . . and to give those players a head start on their Junior A experience.” The Leafs had eight returnees from last year’s team that was knocked out of the Murdoch Division Final to eventual KIJHL and Cyclone Taylor Champion Beaver Valley Nitehawks — led by captain Sawyer Hunt.Also in camp was defencemen Zach Morey, Brendan McKay and Michael LeNoury as well as forwards Nick Wihak, Ryan Piva, Jack Karran and Logan Wollum.Justin Podgorenko of the Castlegar Rebels also skated with the Leafs during the weekend.“I believe we’re going to be real strong in net . . . we’ve got some goalies I feel will prove to be some of the top goaltenders in the league,” DiBella said.“Certainly, we’ve got a good group of returning defencemen, one that’s not here and one that is who we feel will be stalwart players in this league.”DiBella said the players have a week off, some to attend Junior A camps, before returning to the NDCC Arena ice for a mini-camp beginning August 23.Four days later Nelson starts a six-game exhibition season with home-and-home series against Grand Forks, Beaver Valley and Castlegar.The three Nelson home dates are September 1, 2 & 3 — against Beaver Valley, Castlegar and Grand Forks, respectively.Nelson opens the KIJHL regular season Friday, September 8 against the defending KIJHL Champion from Fruitvale at 7 p.m. at the NDCC Arena.last_img read more

NEC Sets July 2 for Sen., Rep. By-Elections

first_imgNEC Chair Jerome Kokoya-Submits US$2.5M budget to governmentAuthorities at the National Elections Commission (NEC) are yet to receive official notification from the Speaker of the House of Representatives about the vacancy created by the sudden passing of Representative Adolph Lawrence in a tragic motor accident on the Monrovia-Roberts Field Highway on the night of Sunday, March 24, 2019.According to the sources, the NEC had previously set July 2, 2019 as the date for the holding of by-elections to fill the vacancy in the Senate created by the death of Senator Geraldine Doe Sheriff. But the Commission now finds itself in a quandary, hoping that by-elections for the two seats, one a District seat and the other a County seat, could be held on the same date.According to NEC, the decision to hold the by-elections is in consonance with Article 37 of the 1986 Revised Constitution, which states: “In the event of a vacancy in the Legislature caused by death, resignation, expulsion, or otherwise, the presiding officer shall within 30 days notify the elections commission thereof. The Commission shall not later than 90 days thereafter, cause a by-election to be held; provided that where such vacancy occurs within 90 days prior to the holding of general elections, the filling of the vacancy shall await the holding of such general elections.It is against this background, according to sources, that the NEC, hoping that the Speaker of the House of Representatives will, in short order, notify it of the vacancy in the House for Montserrado District #15, has tentatively prepared a budget of US$2.5 million for both the senatorial and representative by-elections, and have since submitted it to the government.Additionally, the Commission through its election steering committee chaired by Commissioner Jonathan K. Weedor, has developed a timeline for the conduct of the two by-elections and a steering committee has been set up, pending receipt of the official communication from the Legislature.Further, according to Korkoya, the steering committee will be responsible to recruit temporary staff for the exercise and provide adequate supervision before, during and after the July 2 polls.About the key dates to the by-elections, Kokoya said the issuance of the writ of election will be done on May 3, 2019, while the accreditation of party agents, media and observers for the exercises will be carried out from May 3 to June 25, 2019.“On May 6, the by-election regulations and guidelines will be published, while the nomination of candidates to contest will be done from May 6 to the 18, 2019,” he announced.He said the civic voter education will be launched on May 10, while the notification to candidates for their acceptance or rejection will be carried out on May 19, 2019.“The publication of provisional list of candidates will be done on May 19, and the replacement of lost and damaged voter registration (VR) cards will be done from the May 20 to 25, 2019,” Kokoya added.He said the last day for decision on objections and claims, last day for candidates to appeal against rejection will be done on May 27 and 27 respectively. He pointed out that on June 4, the final listing of candidates will be published, while political campaign will run from June 4 to 30.On July 2 is the by-elections day. Complaints from the by-elections will be heard as of the day of election, July 2 to 9, while the announcement of provisional results will begin on the July 4; and the announcement of results will be made on July 10, 2019.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Woman caught with forged €20 notes took rap for boyfriend

first_imgA woman who was caught with a number of forged €20 notes claimed they belonged to her ex-boyfriend.Courtney Coyle, aged 22 was stopped by Gardai in Co Donegal on June 14th last after a counterfeit note had been passed at a shop. Eagle-eyed staff at the shop took her car registration number and Gardai stopped her at Townsparks in Convoy.When stopped a total of ten €20 forged notes, all with the same serial number were found in a purse in the middle of the car.Solicitor for Ms Coyle of Summer Meadows Manor, Waterside in Derry, Mr Donagh Cleary said the notes belonged to her boyfriend but she had taken responsibility for them.Judge Paul Kelly asked if the accused had helped Gardai with their investigation and was told she had not.Mr Cleary added that the forged notes were technically in her possession because they were in her car but she had since split with her boyfriend and has no previous convictions.Letterkenny District Court heard that Ms Coyle is due to start work with a private ambulance company.Judge Kelly said that if Ms Coyel paid €200 to the Letterkenny Youth group he would dismiss the charge.Woman caught with forged €20 notes took rap for boyfriend was last modified: July 2nd, 2019 by StephenShare 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)last_img read more

How Can Communities Support Military Families?

first_imgCarole Gnatuk, Ed.D.Carole Gnatuk, Ed.D., Extension Child Development Specialist, University of Kentucky, explains the 7 distinct stages of emotional challenges faced by military families during and after deploymentA failure to successfully negotiate each stage can create havoc for the family.The stages in this “emotional cycle of deployment” include:Stage 1: Anticipation of DepartureStage 2: Detachment and WithdrawalStage 3: Emotional DisorganizationStage 4: Recovery and StabilizationStage 5: Anticipation of ReturnStage 6: Return Adjustment and RenegotiationStage 7: Reintegration and StabilizationWanting to help military families cope with deployment, Gnatuk and her team at developed a new program, Communities Support Military Families. While developed in Kentucky, the program is national in scope.Here’s how Gnatuk explains the Communities Support Military Families program:Most of us know firsthand the power of good neighbors reaching out to each other with practical support. It’s just what friendly people do. Now, cutting edge research is showing that intentional, informal, friendly networks, undergirded by community agencies, can be highly effective in strengthening resilience and mental health in National Guard and Reserve members and their families.Communities Support Military Families discusses the rationale, raises awareness, and provides suggestions for sensitive listening and for taking up the slack of families with absent or recently returned fathers, mothers, or spouses. This program has been effectively utilized by Extension community volunteers in Kentucky through family to family contacts doing lawn mowing, kid transportation, shopping errands, and car fixing; in public schools through family recognition evenings and bulletin boards; county fairs through family photos on t-shirts and pillow cases; and in cooperation with Operation: Military Kids, promoting summer family camps, to name just a few projects.  (Personal communication with Carole Gnatuk, April 23, 2012)Here are suggestions from the Communities Support Military Families program on how to help support the military families in your community: Walk a mile in their “boots”!  Try to put yourself in the family’s situ­ation. Don’t try to offer judgment or solutions to their problems. Be a good listener!Be sensitive about discussing your own views on war or the mili­tary. The family may want to talk over their issues or they may only want your car­ing.Send children birthday and holiday cards as well as small gifts, if appropriate.Call on a regular basis, to check in and see how they are doing, to ask if they feel like going out for a walk, or want to come over for dinner.Suggest the whole family or perhaps just the children join you on an outing.Gift the family with tickets to a something they might not otherwise afford.Cheer on the kids at sports events, musical perfor­mances, school plays etc.Suggest ways that you could support the family once the service member leaves. These sug­gestions may ease the anxiety of the soon-to-be deployed family member, as well as the parent staying home.Offer to assist with routine household and family tasks. You might offer to watch the children , clean the house, bring meals in on certain days, mow the lawn, rake leaves, shovel snow, or change the oil on the family’s vehicle.Send a care package or letter to the deployed military member. The children in the family might like to help in this activity.Offer to go on a school field trip in place of the parent, or to go along as an extra set of hands on an outing to the zoo or a vis­it to a park. Befriend a military family with a member who is or will soon be deployed—and then be prepared for the long haul!  Keeping up friendship throughout the seven stages of the entire deployment cycle is critical.center_img Boy at Teen Adventure CampAdventure Camps for Military TeensDo you know a teen from a deployed military family in your community who might be interested in—and benefit from—a high energy, high adventure, and high experience camp?Now through March 2013, nearly 1,600 military teens (14-18 years old) will have an opportunity to participate in adventure camps at little to no cost, thanks to a partnership between the Dept. of Defense and NIFA/USDA. These high energy, high adventure, and high experience camps are being conducted by experience 4-H Youth Development and Cooperative Extension staff.Each camp offers a unique outdoor experience that will allow a teen to build leadership, self-confidence, and teamwork skills while participating in activities like backpacking, river rafting, canoeing, wilderness survival, rocketry, rock climbing, GPS use, mountain biking, first aid, winter camping, dog sledding, ropes courses, camp cooking, archery, and other camp activities.There are camps being scheduled and planned across the U.S. from Alaska to Maine and from Colorado to Georgia as well as states in between. Camps for youth with special needs (mental, physical, and emotional) are also planned in California, Ohio, and New Hampshire. For military youth already in the Pacific Rim, two camp dates are available in Hawaii.You might be able to suggest one of these scheduled camps to a military family in your community and make a big difference in a young person’s ability to cope with their mom or dad’s deployment.last_img read more

Match moments in Pakistan vs Canada World Cup match

first_imgWhen Pakistan scored just 184 runs in their allotted 50 overs against Canada everyone began to wonder if there would be a repeat of what had happened during the Ireland versus England World Cup Group A match – a minnow team staging an upset.But, thanks to Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi , who spun a web around the young Canadian team and lead his boys to a scintillating 46-run victory.  The Pakistan skipper didn’t do too well with the bat but changed the shape of the game by grabbing 5 for 23 in his 10 overs. Man-of-the-MatchNo wonder, Afridi won the Man-of-the-Match award for his impressive performance. With 14 wickets in three matches, he is also the leading wicket taker in the World Cup so far.last_img

Luxoft: LuxTrace accelerates trace timing analysis by 10x in the automotive sector

first_imgLuxoft has launched LuxTrace, a new and improved web-based version of TraceAnalyzer 4.0, a timing analysis tool for visualizing system timing in terms of the constituent ECUs, controllers, processors, buses and networks, which processes large traces up to ten times faster than the previous version.With LuxTrace, Luxoft has turned the desktop application TraceAnalyzer into a modern web-based solution. As such, it is ready for deployment in a continuous integration workflow. LuxTrace now enables engineers to formulate all timing requirements using a flexible test-case centric representation. Being Python-based, users can test even the most complex timing requirements automatically. At the same time, easy templates are provided for general test cases and offers a central, database-backed repository for all your tracing data.In addition, all test-cases can be run fully automatically, with test reports available interactively in the browser or in user-specific formats like Excel. LuxTrace offers a central configuration on the server and can be operated by multiple users at the same time. This means all timing projects can be reviewed in a single place – by everyone on the team.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Tools & Software Continue Reading Previous How to reuse your IIoT technology investments – nowNext Artila: Linux-ready Cortex-A7 SoM with preempt real time patchlast_img read more

a month agoHeskey questions Liverpool depth to overcome Man City

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Heskey questions Liverpool depth to overcome Man Cityby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveEmile Heskey believes Liverpool lack the squad depth to challenge Manchester City for the Premier League title.Former Reds striker Heskey says Jurgen Klopp’s side will struggle if one of Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane or Mohamed Salah don’t score.”It’s a tall order because at this moment in time City have the best squad in terms of depth,” Heskey told Omnisport.”If you take certain players out of City they’ve always got someone who can step in and do a specific job, the way the manager wants him to do it.”Liverpool, if you take Salah, Mane or Firmino out, it’s not quite the same, whereas City have a better blend.” last_img read more

a day ago​Lampard can’t contain excitement after Chelsea claim ‘huge’ Ajax victory

first_img​Lampard can’t contain excitement after Chelsea claim ‘huge’ Ajax victoryby Freddie Taylora day agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea manager Frank Lampard could not hide his excitement at his side’s performance and victory over Ajax.The Blues were made to fight hard against last season’s Champions League semi finalists in the group stages.But they emerged with a vital away win in Amsterdam, thanks to a late Michy Batshuayi goal.”It feels huge,” Lampard said.”That always scares me because there’s a lot to do and it’s just six points halfway through the group now but we’re entitled to be excited about how we played tonight.”It can be a bit of a blueprint for us in terms of the work from the midfield players which was outstanding, the work of the wingers was outstanding, the work of the full-backs getting out to top players and stopping them making passes and easy decisions was absolutely outstanding.”I could go through them all – Kurt Zouma, what a performance – but there’s no excuses for us now to dip from that.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Chiefs rally around Attawapiskat as call issued for oil pipeline blockade in

first_img(Main page photo: Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence speaks to an RCMP officer sent to remove chiefs and supporters from steps of Parliament Hill’s Centre Block, home to the House of Commons APTN/Photo)APTN National NewsOTTAWA–Some Manitoba chiefs called for “action” against existing oil pipelines on a day of heated words at a special chiefs assembly in Ottawa that heard from embattled Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence and saw an impromptu march to the doors of Parliament Hill that ended with police intervention.Terry Nelson, who is no longer officially chief of Roseau River, told the assembled chiefs that the only way to escape from Attawapiskat-like situations was to seize a portion of the resource wealth flowing from their lands.Nelson, who was given the microphone by Waywayseecappo First Nation Chief Murray Clearsky, said there were plans to launch actions against existing oil pipelines in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, along with several U.S. states.He said the only way First Nations can deal with the nagging funding problems plaguing their communities was to seize a share of the resources flowing from their territories.“The chiefs in Manitoba have been listening and they hear very clearly we have to take action,” said Nelson. “In June, we are going to have continuous, ongoing demonstration action on the pipelines, from Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, northern Minnesota, Wisconsin, North and South Dakota, to sit on those pipelines until this government comes to their goddamn senses.”Nelson said separately that the action could result in blocking access routes to pipeline stations.Manitoba chiefs planned to submit a resolution for debate calling on the Assembly of First Nations to back the oil pipeline action and also create a planning committee to deal with media relations, legal advice, safety and security.The resolution may not be debated until Thursday.The ongoing crisis in Attawapiskat seems to have galvanized some of the delegates, triggering a call from one chief to block the airstrip used to deliver supplies to the De Beers diamond mine, which is about 90 kilometres west of the community.Spence, who is battling Aboriginal Affairs Minister John Duncan over his decision to impose a third-party manager to handle the band’s finances, told the assembly it was time to take a stronger stand against the federal government.Chiefs passed a resolution calling on Duncan to reverse his decision to impose a third-party manager on Attawapiskat and instead work with the existing chief and council to find a solution to the housing crisis that has seen families living in shacks with no running water and using the bathroom in pails.The resolution also called on the AFN to ask the UN to appoint a special agent to monitor Canada’s response to the housing and infrastructure woes on First Nations and “hold Canada” to its responsibility under treaties and international covenants.The resolution also calls on the AFN to back Attawapiskat’s chief and council.“It is time to be really aggressive toward the government. We have been talking about our concerns. They are not listening, they just keep plugging their ears,” said Spence.The Attawapiskat chief also urged chiefs to get a plan in place for their upcoming Jan. 24 meeting with Prime Minister Stephen Harper.“We should have a plan in place, even an agreement with a time frame and if they don’t want to meet this time-frame, we need to do an action. Our grandfathers did action, they demonstrated courage and we need to do this for our youth, we need to build up their future,” she said.The talk in response to Spence’s speech featured strong words from chiefs.Six Nations Chief Bill Montour suggested blocking the airstrip De Beers uses to fly in its supplies and Mohawk Elder Billy Two Rivers said First Nations should take corporations “hostage” until they get their share of resource wealth.Batchewana Chief Dean Sayers called on chiefs to act immediately and the led an impromptu march to Parliament Hill from the Ottawa Congress Centre, which is only a couple of blocks away. Sayers and about 50 marchers blocked one side of the downtown street that crosses in front of Parliament Hill. They waved down buses, a dump truck and cars, to clear the road for their march.Sayers, whose community is in Ontario, walked up the stairs to the door of Parliament Hill’s Centre Block, which houses the House of Commons, and told a security guard at the door he wanted to see the prime minister.“Tell him I am here,” Sayers told the Hill security guard.Sayers then said he wanted the world to see how Canada treats Indigenous people.“We shouldn’t have to settle for the crumbs that fall off the table, we own the table…Things are not as rosy as they think with Indigenous nations in the northern hemisphere of Turtle Island,” said Sayers. “We can’t continue on the current course…The genocidal policies will see the elimination of this beautiful red people.”Mushkegowuk Council Grand Chief Stan Louttit also addressed the crowd which chanted “shame on Canada” in the background.“We are saying no to these governments who want to come to us and put us aside just like we are animals, just like we are nothing,” said Louttit. “Chief Spence is struggling, her people are slowly dying while this is going on.”The RCMP showed up shortly before Spence was about to speak.“This is our land,” Sayers told one RCMP officer.“I understand, but this is Canadian land right now,” said the officer.The scene unfolded in front of Timmins-James Bay NDP MP Charlie Angus.“This is only the beginning, only the beginning, this is a warning to the government that we are going to be more aggressive, that we are going to do it together,” said Spence.After a meeting between the RCMP, Hill security, Angus and Louttit, the chiefs and their supporters decided to leave the stairs.“With that principle of respect that our elders have taught us, I guess we should honour that,” said Louttit. “Let’s respect their House and continue our talk a little bit down there.”Everyone then walked down the steps and away from Parliament Hill.last_img read more

Review Panel says police are a de facto part of the mental

first_imgVICTORIA, B.C. – The B.C. Coroners Service’s Death Review Panel has released a report looking at how police play a role in the mental health system.According to the Review Panel, after examining the deaths of people who died during or within 24 hours following contact with police in B.C., it was determined that police are a de facto part of the mental health system.The panel is suggesting that the role of policing should be implemented into the provincial mental health strategy, highlighting that more assessment and training opportunities exist. Panel Chair, Michael Egilson, says it is important to acknowledge that police play a role and that they should be incorporated in a province-wide mental health and addictions strategy.“We need to drive home the point that the police have become part of the mental health system and that their role needs to be acknowledged, supported and incorporated into the larger provincial mental health and addictions strategy.”The Death Review Panel included 19-panel experts who are professionals with expertise in policing, policing oversight, public health, health services, mental health and addictions, and Indigenous health.For more information on the Death Review Panel, you can visit the Government’s website.last_img read more