Canada Day parade in Chetwynd causes power outage

first_imgThe canon was fired from one of the sponsors of the parade, the Chetwynd Chamber of Commerce. It hit a transformer at the offices of Peace FM causing the power to go out in the community for over an hour.  All power, Internet services, water and sewer pumps and all services halted from the streamer cannon. Despite the power outage, the parade had more participants than ever before. The parade celebrated the community’s survival from the flood and was a revitalizing experience for all residents. The explosion at the transformer will be featured on You Tube within 24 hours.  Adam Ferguson, our camera operator, was only a few meters from the explosion and is uninjured.  Very luckily, the horses in the parade were held firmly by the riders and wagon operators.  “I had a tight grip on the team,” Ed Bodo said.  Ed Bodo and Ann Beattie were behind the Chamber float and had teams of show horses with elders and friends on the wagons.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Exec’s husband charged by SEC

first_imgGary Melton, 54, agreed to pay about $31,000 to settle the fraud charges, without admitting or denying any wrongdoing, the SEC said. Gary Melton’s attorney, Andrew Holmes, said his client was happy the case was over and stressed that his client’s wife never gave him any information. “This was him doing something he shouldn’t have done, actually directly against her instructions,” Holmes said. “He misappropriated information from her. It was certainly not her idea to do this.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! THOUSAND OAKS – The Securities and Exchange Commission said Monday it filed securities fraud charges against the husband of a top executive at biotechnology giant Amgen Inc., accusing the man of insider trading in the stock of another company, Abgenix Inc. The SEC complaint alleges Gary K. Melton of Newbury Park misappropriated confidential information from his wife, Amgen’s vice president of strategic sourcing and procurement, when he bought stock days before Amgen’s acquisition of Abgenix was made public. The SEC did not name Melton’s wife. She is identified in business publications as Farryn Melton. According to the complaint, which was filed in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles, Gary Melton first told his wife in November 2005 that he might buy some Abgenix stock after seeing positive results from a study of an antibody jointly developed by Amgen and Abgenix. His wife said nothing, the SEC said. Still, a month later, having learned Amgen was preparing to announce its acquisition of Abgenix, the Amgen executive warned her husband not to buy any Abgenix stock, careful not to specify why, the SEC said. Her husband, however, went ahead and purchased 2,050 shares of Abgenix stock between Dec. 8 and Dec. 13, 2005, the SEC said. The next day, Amgen announced it agreed to buy Abgenix for $22.50 per share, a 54 percent premium on Abgenix’s closing stock price that day. Gary Melton reaped $15,252 from his trades, the SEC said. last_img read more

Mignolet was one of the best keepers around when Klopp first played Spurs

first_img Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT huge blow As Jurgen Klopp prepares to take his Liverpool team to London to face Tottenham, remembers what the manager’s line-up for his first ever game in charge looked like.That was also against Tottenham where his side earned a hard fought 0-0 draw. silverware Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Mignolet was the hero on the day for Liverpool as his goalkeeping denied Tottenham goals on more than one occasion Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card REVEALED 2 Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Jurgen Klopp’s appointment as Liverpool manager was an exciting one for fans Tottenham’s starting line-up back then had a rather more familiar feel and of those who played, only Kyle Walker, Nacer Chadli, Clinton Njie and Andros Townsend are no longer there.Manager Mauricio Pochettino, though, has ruled out Hugo Lloris and Dele Alli from the next match against Liverpool. Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won smart causal center_img REVEALED Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Liverpool’s starting XI v Spurs: Mignolet, Clyne, Skrtel, Sakho, Moreno, Leiva, Can, Milner, Lallana (replaced by Allen), Coutinho (replaced by Ibe), OrigiSubs: Toure, Allen, Ibe, Bogdan, Sinclair, Vilaca Teixeira, RandallA big reason for the draw was down to goalkeeper Simon Mignolet who at the time recorded his 13th clean sheet of the year – more than any other Premier League goalkeeper in 2015.However, the Belgian will have to settle for a place on the bench, with this Liverpool XI likely to take to the field at Wembley.Mignolet had lost his position as no.1 to Loris Karius last season and was all set to leave the club following Alisson’s arrival from Roma, but was forced to remain when Karius departed on loan instead.It was a transfer that left him baffled. “The transfer of Karius doesn’t change anything for me,” he said. “I have always been clear: I want to play.“Being number two or number three makes little difference. Playing minutes is the most important thing.“I find it bizarre that Karius was loaned while I also had options to be loaned. But for some reason that was not possible.” possible standings tense no dice Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars shining How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures gameday cracker 2 Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Most popular Premier League newslast_img read more

Chiefs 38, 49ers 27: Injured Garoppolo tells Beathard ‘lead this team’

first_imgClick HERE if you’re having trouble viewing the gallery on your mobile device.KANSAS CITY — As Jimmy Garoppolo sat despondent inside Arrowhead Stadium’s training room, with his anterior cruciate ligament most likely torn inside his left knee, the 49ers prized quarterback had a message for his successor.“He told me to lead these guys,” quarterback C.J. Beathard said.This was Garoppolo’s franchise to lead, to handsomely and triumphantly steer them right here and now, to bolt them out of a …last_img read more

Friday at 49ers HQ: Can defensive line afford such attrition?

first_imgSANTA CLARA — Chasing and pressuring quarterbacks has been the 49ers’ forte this season, and aside from victorious benefits, it’s also come at an expense, especially the past three games.Ronald Blair’s knee gave out pursuing Russell Wilson. Dee Ford’s hamstring got hurt sacking Kyler Murray. Damontre Moore, Blair’s replacement, broke a forearm tackling Aaron Rodgers.As a result, the 49ers’ must-see defensive line is not at full strength entering Sunday’s game against MVP-candidate Lamar …last_img read more

Lalu’s home presents a picture of 1996 CBI raid

first_imgCBI raids Lalu’s premises, case registered  Senior State BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi had alleged irregularities but Mr. Prasad had refuted all allegations and said everything was done as per rules and regulations. Soon after the CBI raided the premises of Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad and his family members in connection with alleged irregularities in awarding the tender for the maintenance of two hotels in Ranchi and Puri on Friday morning, media persons started gathering outside the gate of 10, Circular Road in Patna, which is the official residence of Rabri Devi, Mr. Prasad’s wife.It was reminiscent of the fodder scam days in 1996 when the CBI raided Mr. Prasad’s residence when he was the Chief Minister of Bihar.However, Mr. Prasad left for Ranchi on Thursday to appear before a special CBI court in connection with a fodder scam case.Mr. Prasad’s sons, Deputy Chief Minister Tejaswi Yadav and Health Minister Tej Pratap Yadav, and Ms. Devi were present in the house.No family member stepped outside to brief the media. Party spokesperson Pragati Mehta was waiting outside, trying to get some information.“Its all a ploy to keep our leader Lalu Prasad under pressure. The BJP is behind all this as he has been advocating against fascist forces”, Mr Mehta told The Hindu outside the gate.Later, more police were called in to maintain order at the gate.Amid these developments, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar left for Rajgir in Nalanda district on Thursday to take rest as he hasn’t been well for sometime. Mr Kumar has called all top officials, including the Chief Secretary, Home Secretary, and party spokespersons to Rajgir to mull over the CBI raid.On July 5, while addressing party leaders and workers, the RJD chief asked them what they would do if he was sent to jail and promptly told them, “every party worker will have to become Lalu Prasad”. “They [the BJP] want to send me to jail and I want to get them out of power”, he said at the party’s 21st foundation day meeting.Also Readlast_img read more

Three PoK terror camps destroyed, says Army Chief

first_imgDamaged structures near the Line of Control on October 20, 2019. Padam Bahadur Shrestha and Gamil Kumar Shrestha, the Indian Army personnel who lost their lives in Pakistani firing at Tangdhar sector along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir on October 20, 2019. Photo: Twitter@NorthernComd_IA Gen. Rawat said there have been a series of infiltration attempts from Gurez, Tangdhar, Uri, and Macchil sectors and in areas south of Pir Panjal recently, and on Saturday evening, an attempt was made in Tangdhar. The Pakistan Army had carried out firing on Indian posts simultaneously.Pre-emptive strike“But before they could attempt the infiltration, it was decided that we target the terrorist camps across. We had definitive information. We had the coordinates of where these camps have emerged. In the retaliatory action, we have caused severe damage to terrorist infrastructure across,” the Army chief told the media on the sidelines of a sports event.Defence sources said four launch pads were targeted by the Army. “It was a direct assault at the same time using heavy artillery.” At least six Pakistani soldiers were killed in the firing,” one source said, adding that each launch pad had over 15-20 terrorists waiting to infiltrate.An Army spokesperson said they had hit terrorist launch pads and Pakistan Army positions with heavy artillery in retaliatory firing. “As a result, calibrated escalation of area weapons was undertaken by the Indian side in which terrorist launch pads, Pakistan Army posts giving incidental protection to these launch pads, and certain gun positions were hit,” he said. Army Chief Gen. Bipin Rawat said on Sunday that following definitive information of terrorists attempting infiltration from camps in Tangdhar and Keran sectors along the Line of Control (LoC), the Army took retaliatory action on four camps, destroying at least three.Damage to a fourth terror camp is being assessed, he stated, adding that six to ten Pakistani soldiers and an equal number of terrorists were killed as per information “currently available”.The Army also said Pakistan had resorted to unprovoked ceasefire violation, targeting civilians, in which two soldiers and a civilian were killed. | Photo Credit: Reuters Unprovoked, says Pak.Responding to the Army’s statement, Pakistan accused India of unprovoked ceasefire violation (CFV) targeting civilians. Pakistan’s Director General Inter-Services Public Relations said on Twitter that unprovoked Indian CFV in Jura, Shahkot and Nousehri Sectors had deliberately targeted civilians.Stating that they effectively responded, the DG ISPR claimed, “Nine Indian soldiers killed, several injured. Two Indian bunkers destroyed. During exchange of fire one soldier and three civilians shaheed, two soldiers and five civilians injured.”However, defence sources rejected claims of Indian Army fatalities while observing that if there was one casualty “we have to declare” as the system is so and there are procedures to follow. “We have no scope to hide causalities,” the source added.Gen Rawat said, after the current action by the Indian Army, Pakistan could try and avenge it and cautioned against such action. “Any action they attempt, the reaction they will get from us will be far more superior from what they have experienced so far,” he said.  He advised Pakistan to pay heed to the advice of Financial Action Task Force(FATF) and “not provide any support to terrorists” across and cause disruption and violence across the LoC.An Indian Army spokesperson said they had hit terrorist launch pads and Pakistan Army positions with heavy artillery in retaliatory firing. “As a result, calibrated escalation of area weapons was undertaken by the Indian side in which terrorist launch pads, Pakistan Army posts giving incidental protection to these launch pads, and certain gun positions were hit,” he said.A defence source said “it was a direct assault at the same time using heavy artillery” and each launch pad had over 15-20 terrorists waiting to infiltrate. One civilian was killed and three others from Ghundhishat village of Tangdhar district were injured.The launch pads were located south of Zura in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK) and sources confirmed that the Indian Army had used 155mm heavy artillery guns. While small arms and heavy mortars are used during CFVs, heavy artillery has been intermittently used by both sides during escalations. During the day, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh spoke to Gen Bipin Rawat and was appraised of the developments and the situation along the LoC.last_img read more

Butch Ramirez accepts SEA Games chef de mission post

first_imgCayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Jeremy Lin stopped from boarding Raptors bus as security has no clue who he is View comments “I do this in the interest of protecting our national commitment. While we all have our own interests, we are duty-bound to prioritize national interest above all,’’ added Ramirez.Matters came to a head during the POC general assembly on Monday when Vargas declared a destabilization plot against his administration, which POC 1st vice president Joey Romasanta has strongly denied along with the executive board members allied with the latter.“Let me assure everyone that whatever issues we faced together or against each other, it was never personal to me. And I will make sure the POC institution is always safeguarded. The necessary mechanisms to do so are in place,’’ said Vargas.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PSC chair William Ramirez. Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netPhilippine Sports Commission Chairman Butch Ramirez on Wednesday officially accepted the chef de mission portfolio offered by the Philippine Olympic Committee to lead the country’s bid in the coming 30th Southeast Asian Games.But more than the acceptance of Ramirez, the gesture has brought back the needed stability, albeit on a temporary basis, to the volatile POC top brass wracked by infighting among the members of its executive board.ADVERTISEMENT Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too LATEST STORIEScenter_img DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew “I accept the challenges of the CDM position, aside from the instructions of my bosses to heed the call for help of the POC,’’ said Ramirez during Wednesday’s press conference with POC president Ricky Vargas at the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex.“As the sports government arm, we show our readiness to step in, to help in the capacity being requested and, if possible, mediate to make unity happen,’’ added Ramirez.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 PSC chief stepped in after the squabble between Vargas and majority of his board put the POC in total disarray.“I do this for the interest of unity. Through this, I express my solid support to the POC and the Philippine Southeast Asian Games Organizing Committee (Phisgoc). We must stand as one,’’ said Ramirez. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport “If by accepting, we can start considering peace as an option toward a successful hosting of the SEAG, then I accept,’’ added Ramirez.To put things in proper perspective, Vargas announced that an elections for all elective positions in the POC would be held January 2020 and called for a truce to prioritize the country’s preparations in the SEA Games on Nov. 30-Dec. 11.“Let’s set aside our differences for the meantime and focus on the SEA Games. With the strong leadership of Chairman Butch as chef de mission, we will be able to achieve our goals,’’ said Vargas, who was accompanied by POC deputy secretary general Karen Caballero and POC communications director Ed Picson.Ramirez was the CDM during the 2005 SEA Games in Manila when Team Philippines captured the overall title for the first time.“It’s not an easy one, but it’s an exciting job. We cannot succeed if we don’t work together,’’ said Ramirez. “Let’s try to heal the wounds and paint a good picture in the international sporting community.’’ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venuelast_img read more

India Should Withdraw From Commonwealth Games Completely: IOA President Narinder Batra

first_img Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. Commonwealth gamesIndiaioaNarinder Batra First Published: September 25, 2019, 4:25 PM IST New Delhi: India should withdraw from the Commonwealth Games due to the “low level of competition” in the tournament, the president of the country’s Olympic body told AFP on Wednesday.Indian Olympic Association president Narinder Batra’s comments come after the South Asian nation threatened to boycott the next edition of the multi-sport event in Birmingham in 2022 over shooting being scrapped from the programme. “I don’t use the word boycott in sports. What I am trying to say is that India as a country, in sports, should withdraw out of Commonwealth totally,” Batra told AFP.He said regardless of whether shooting is included in the final programme, India should end its association with the competition played among mostly former British colonies.”I feel there is not sufficient level of competition, leaving aside two or three sports. It doesn’t leave anyone anywhere with this low level of competition,” Batra added.”India should be participating in world events and world championships, which earn Olympic ranking points.”India topped the table for shooting at last year’s edition in Australia, taking home 16 medals including seven gold for a total tally of 66 medals — the third-best performing nation in the Games.In contrast, the nation of 1.3 billion people came back with two just medals, including one silver and one bronze, from the 2016 Rio Olympics.Batra said he was open to talks with Commonwealth Games officials on including shooting.Batra reiterated India’s interest in bidding for the 2032 Olympics and 2026 Youth Olympics.”We are serious about the 2032 Olympics and 2026 Youth Olympics but then you have to follow a process,” said Batra. “And to get these events into India you need to win in the Olympics.” last_img read more

India vs England: Twitter reacts to KL Rahul’s magnificent knock

first_imgAfter this match, KL Rahul has a batting average of 55.91 in Twenty20 Internationals – the highest for any player who has played at least 10 innings in this format.#ENGvIND #INDvENG— Rajneesh Gupta (@rgcricket) July 3, 2018 Advertisement This is L Rahul’s first century for India across any format since his 199 against England at Chennai in Dec 2016.Between these two 100s, he managed 14 fifties in 30 matches, 35 innings!#EngvInd— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) July 3, 2018 KL Rahul can play everything! Everything and everything. Thanks to Kohli for sending him at 3.#ENGvIND— Jaanvi 🏏 (@ThatCricketBuff) July 3, 2018Read Also:Cricket: Top executive to step down from post after 2019 ICC World Cup KL Rahul becomes the second Indian player after Rohit Sharma to score 2 tons in T20I.#ENGvIND— Cricbuzz (@cricbuzz) July 3, 2018center_img 100* Off 53 Balls. 10x4s5x6sSR 188.68Blasting Inning. Take A Bow For KL Rahul. 💪👏🙏 #INDvENG #INDvsENG #ENGvIND #ENGvsIND #KLRahul— Sir Ravindra Jadeja (@SirJadejaaaa) July 3, 2018 AdvertisementImage Courtesy: Hindustan TimesIndia eased their way over to an eight-wicket victory over the hosts in a dominant fashion after ousting England in all the three departments of the game.After Kuldeep Yadav’s spin web over the hosts restricted them to a total of 159-8, it was time to KL Rahul to take the baton.Promoted above Virat Kohli at the No.3 spot, the Kings XI Punjab bat continued his form over from the IPL and marched his way over to his second T20I hundred in 53 deliveries.Rahul became the second Indian after Rohit Sharma to register 2 T20I hundreds. The 26-year-old showed no mercy as he feasted upon the bowlers en route his hundred.Here is how the Twitter Universe reacted to his magnificent inningsWhat a phenomenal talent KL Rahul is. So pleasing to the eyes. High time he is an automatic pick across formats. All class #ENGvIND— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) July 3, 2018 Two T20I 100s on the same day – KL RAHUL part of both27 Aug 2016: Evin Lewis (100) & Rahul (110*)03 July 2018: Aaron Finch (172) & Rahul (100*)#ENGvIND— Deepu Narayanan (@deeputalks) July 3, 2018last_img read more