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Election workers still needed

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first_imgElections BC continues to look for workers for the upcoming provincial election. The non-partisan body says 150 workers are needed in the communities of Fort St. John, Charlie Lake, Cecil Lake, Montney, and Baldonnel.As reported last month, no experience is necessary, and an election worker doesn’t need to be a registered voter.  Rather, applicants simply need to be reliable and responsible, at least 15 years old, and must take an oath to perform their duties impartially and fairly. – Advertisement -For more information, or to apply, call the Peace River North Elections Office, at 250-263-0154, or drop by their office, at 10016 106 St.last_img

Beaton cleared to bowl again

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first_imgWest Indies fast bowler Ronsford Beaton can resume bowling in international cricket after the ICC approved his remodelled action.Beaton was suspended from bowling earlier this year after he failed an independent assessment of his bowling action, which had been reported as suspect during an ODI against New Zealand in December 2017.Ronsford BeatonOn August 13, his remodelled action was re-assessed at Loughborough University in England, where the amount of elbow extension for all his deliveries was within the 15-degree limit allowed by the ICC. Beaton missed playing the CPL this year to work on his action and was replaced by Ali Khan at Trinbago Knight Riders.Match officials are still at liberty to report Beaton if they find he is not using his legal action, footage of which will be handed to them in due course.In addition to the two ODIs for the Windies against New Zealand last December, the 25-year old Beaton has played 33 First Class matches since making debut for Guyana back in 2011 as a teenager. He has picked up 64 wickets in the format and 43 wickets in 30 List A matches.In Hero Caribbean Premier League the right-hand speedster has represented the Guyana Amazon Warriors previously but was with the Trinbago Knight Riders since 2016.last_img read more

Drivers on their own in retirement

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first_imgDAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Brian Vickers hopes he’ll never need a pension. Good thing, because NASCAR isn’t about to set up a 401(k) plan for its drivers. Many drivers, most millionaires, were talking Thursday about pensions and insurance after a series of stories by The Associated Press about the sanctioning body’s lack of pension fund. NASCAR’s policy always has been that its drivers are “independent contractors” who are responsible for their finances, health care, retirement and life insurance. This model is followed in almost every form of motorsports. “I’m a big supporter of some sort of fund,” said Kenny Wallace, younger brother of longtime NASCAR star Rusty Wallace. “A lot of things aren’t in our control. “Sometimes, you hit the wall, and this sport takes your life away from you. For that, you have to have a pension. The whole world has pensions. Every company and Major League Baseball, the NFL. Now’s the time to look at it.” But Jim Hunter, vice president of communications for NASCAR, emphasized the sanctioning body is not structured like other sports, thus it isn’t fair to make a direct comparison on pension plans. “People don’t understand when they start talking about pensions that our whole arrangement is different,” he said. “The drivers are independent contractors. They don’t work for NASCAR. “And any time you talk about money, people want someone else to pay.” Tony Stewart, who said he has used money from his own pocket and from his charitable foundation to help injured and down-on-their-luck drivers, said he doesn’t blame NASCAR for not doing more. “Where do you draw the line?” Stewart said. “If you look at NASCAR and the regional series and weekly racing series, there’s thousands and thousands of drivers. It’s not necessarily NASCAR’s responsibility, and it’s not necessarily a responsibility that I have to put on myself, either. “It’s just something that I feel is the right thing to do, and it just makes me feel good to help. … When we’ve been able to send a $5,000 check to somebody to help with a hospital bill, the letter that you get back, to see how sincere they are and how grateful they are that you’ve done something to help. … That makes me proud to be a racer. Racers help racers.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img “I was raised to be a pretty responsible person, and, hey, you just take care of yourself and move on,” said Vickers, a 23-year-old NASCAR regular. “It’s not like a big deal to me. “But there are so many people who have come through this sport that, for whatever reason, didn’t have an opportunity to help themselves. There are so many drivers who have done so much for this sport, and they have nothing.” last_img read more

LETTERKENNY MAN FINED AFTER HORSES RUN WILD IN TOWN

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first_imgA LETTERKENNY man has been fined €350 after allowing three horses to wander the roads of the town, disrupting traffic on one of the busiest routes.Charles McDonagh, a 40-year-old from Ballymacool Woods, admitted the offence after a prosecution brought under the 1996 Rogue Horses Act.Inspector Michael Harrison told Letterkenny District Court that gardai had been called to the area around the town’s fire station on a number of occasions last year. One one occasion – on April 10 last year – Garda Cregg, who is “the station’s resident expert” on horses helped retrieve the animals from the road close to the hospital roundabout.The horses were returned to the field but could easily escape again “due to poor fencing.”Gardai called in animal welfare experts and the horses were taken to a council facility in Co Cavan.Defence solicitor Patsy Gillespie said his client, an unemployed father of three, had been away at a wedding on the date in question.He had been forced to pay for the cost of taking the horses and their return to Donegal.“There was no-one around that weekend who could have helped as they were all down the country,” said Mr Gillespie.He told Judge Paul Kelly: “The horses were not a danger to anybody; what’s a danger to some people is another man’s pet.”However Judge Kelly dismissed this, saying there were a number of recent incidents where loose horses and other animals had caused serious damage to vehicles.He fined McDonagh €350, giving him four months to pay – with a 15-day prison sentence for non-payment.LETTERKENNY MAN FINED AFTER HORSES RUN WILD IN TOWN was last modified: April 16th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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) Tags:ballymacool woodsLetterkenny District CourtLETTERKENNY MAN FINED AFTER HORSES RUN WILD IN TOWNlast_img read more

Transfer failure! Man City’s failed bid to sign Ballon d’Or winner

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first_imgAftermathCook returned from Italy with a scowl instead of his usual trademark grin as he had to explain the unexpected hitch in both his and City’s master plan.Put simply, Cook accused the Serie A club of “bottling it” in light of the public pressure that was applied by support and political figures. Cook insisted that Milan wanted to sell Kaka and had even signed a confidentiality agreement as part of negotiations to eventually seal the signature of the Brazilian. The Rossoneri star admitted he had seriously considered joining the ‘great project’ that was presented to him at City, but eventually settled on staying in a place where he enjoyed the best moments of his career.Brazilian teammate Robinho stormed out of his club’s winter training camp in Tenerife, which was reportedly due to being refused permission to spend his 25th birthday in his native country. It was an episode that the club scarcely needed at a time where their status within European football was being reaffirmed. Not only was their failure to land Kaka played out in such public fashion, but their first marquee signing was seen to be challenging the authority of those in charge at City, despite having spent less than four months with the club.Craig Bellamy, Nigel de Jong and Shay Given were ushered through the door before the winter window closed, but it did little to disguise the fact City had been shown up for the all the football world to see. Winter is comingAs the season passed the midway point, City sharpened their focus on bringing in further talent to boost what looked to be an average season. Occupying 11th place, the chance to take advantage of a full transfer window for the first time under new ownership presented itself, and so the pursuit of Kaka began.Preparing for AC Milan’s trip to Portsmouth in a UEFA Cup knockout tie, Kaka admitted that he had spoken with close friends Robinho and Elano about a move to Manchester City. Club representatives made initial contact with the Brazilian’s entourage as the groundwork was laid for further negotiations in the upcoming winter window.City’s chief executive, Garry Cook, and a collection of club officials travelled to Italy to propose the idea of a move. No price was agreed, but an unspoken arrangement was reached between the two clubs.Kaka’s agent confirmed an offer had been submitted by City for his client, but Kaka himself played down the chances of a move, saying he ‘wished to grow old’ in Milan. But it soon became apparent that the Brazilian’s personal preferences were not the only thing to consider. In light of the economic downturn, Milan – while loathe to potentially lose one of their top talents – allowed Kaka to speak to City about a move, as the prospect of the glamour transfer coming to fruition, suddenly became a reality. Summer recruitmentIn what was a summer of lavish spending, City splashed out over £44million to bring in the likes of Jo, Vincent Kompany, Shaun Wright-Phillips and Pablo Zabaleta.Up until that point, Thai owner Thaksin Shinawatra was in charge of granting the wishes of manager Mark Hughes in the transfer market. But a dramatic takeover from the Abu Dhabi Group and Sheikh Mansour on the final day of the window proved to be a critical moment in the history of the Citizens. Not only did they instantly become football’s richest club – that was merely the beginning – they also managed to see off competition from Chelsea to sign Robinho from Real Madrid in a deadline day £32.5million move. Decision timeThe momentum was building firmly in City’s favour of pulling off a transfer that was set to double the previous world record of £46million – set by Zinedine Zidane in 2001.With Milan’s hierarchy paving an exit-route for their star player, the club’s support took it upon themselves to dissuade both the player and chairman to resist the money on offer. Fans staged protests at the San Siro during Milan’s win over Fiorentina, displaying banners with messages of “Kaka is priceless” and “Hands off Kaka”. David Beckham, who was on loan with the Serie A club, optimistically declared his confidence that his teammate would stay and resist the riches of his former Manchester rivals.Following hours spent with Kaka’s father and representative, Bosco Leite, City were becoming increasingly confident of landing their man. Furthermore, Milan CEO Adriano Galliani was content to accept a package that would have allowed the club to erase their debts and begin a rebuilding programme to ensure the Italian giants restored themselves as one of Europe’s leading clubs. But much to the relief of the club’s support, Kaka announced he would be staying in Milan and marked the occasion by ‘celebrating’ with family and friends in his home.City, meanwhile, were incandescent with anger over their failure to land another marquee signing and held Milan responsible for curtailing their lavish plans. 1 There are few things in the world of football that capture the imagination as much as a failed transfer pursuit.Over eight years ago, Manchester City saw their hopes of landing AC Milan playmaker Kaka in a world-record deal collapse in agonising fashion, after the Brazilian turned down a lucrative move to the Etihad Stadium in favour of staying with the Italian giants.But how exactly did the story unfold? Here, talkSPORT takes a trip down memory lane to revisit an exciting but ultimately frustrating chapter in City’s pursuit to join Europe’s elite. Those ‘bottlers’ from the San Siro prevented the Ballon d’Or winner coming to England last_img read more

Thursday Night Elementary School Races To Feature Elite Athletes and Hy-Vee Kids Fit

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first_imgPrior to competing, the competitors will take part in a Hy-Vee KidsFit program, a fun, at home program for kids and families to help promote health, exercise and nutrition as a priority in their daily lives.For more information on Hy-Vee KidsFit, click here. The annual elementary school shuttle relay races will feature an assortment of enhancements this year as the Drake Relays’ presented by Hy-Vee’s youngest competitors enjoy a one-of-a-kind experience. A representative of the Hy-Vee KidsFit program will be on hand to lead the elementary competitors through a portion of the KidsFit program prior to racing. Print Friendly Versioncenter_img The races, now staged Thursday night will included competitors from 47 elementary schools and nearly 250 students racing across the Drake Stadium turf at 5:05 p.m. Cheering them on will be a collection the elite Drake Relays competitors including Olympians, medalists and record holders.last_img read more

SA sugar firm expands in Brazil

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first_img14 July 2008Durban-based sugar equipment and consulting company Bosch Projects has established a subsidiary in Brazil, with the aim of marketing its patented cane diffusion technology to the country’s booming sugar and ethanol sectors.The company’s expansion to Brazil started with the in-house development of equipment using its patented Chainless Diffuser technology, which is applied to an existing sugar extraction process.Bosch Projects do Brasil was established to provide an exclusive technology licensing agreement to Dedini Industrias de Base, the largest equipment supplier to the sugar and ethanol sector in the South American country.The subsidiary’s head office was opened in the city of Piracicaba in Sao Paulo state toward the end of January this year.“Realising that the Brazilian sugar and ethanol sector was experiencing an unprecedented boom, we decided to find a Brazilian partner to whom to sell our new diffuser technology,” Bosch Projects sugar equipment director Ivan Voigt told SAinfo last week.To date, Dedini has taken orders for 10 chainless diffusers including a number of 15-metre diffusers, the largest cane diffusers in the world. Also included in the licensing agreement are Bosch Projects whole stick shredders, rotary juice screens, long-tube evaporators, continuous vacuum pans, direct contact juice heaters, vertical crystallisers and massecuite reheaters.World’s largest sugar cane industryAccording to the company, the Brazilian sugar cane industry is the largest in the world, processing about 500-million tons of cane per annum.The country also produces the most sugar and ethanol in the world, exporting most of both. As such it is attracting huge foreign investment in the cane industry, which is also being spurred on by the growing international trend toward biofuels.In all, it is expected that about 80 new cane processing factories will be built over the next three years.“The Chainless Diffuser technology we make available to our Brazilian partner forms a part of a growing trend in Brazil toward cane diffusers, as opposed to cane crushing mills,” said Voigt.Global ambitionBosch Projects is active in many sugar-producing countries, with partnerships with countries in Brazil, USA and Southeast Asia.The company has also worked as consultants and engineers in Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Zambia, Tanzania, Kenya, Sudan, Egypt, Central African Republic, Cameroon and Senegal, Hawaii, USA, Mexico, Guyana, Barbados, Colombia, Venezuela and Brazil Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines and Fiji.“We also offer technical consultancy serves to two prominent British sugar companies,” Voigt added.Engineering News reported last week that Bosch Projects had been appointed by the United Sugar Company Egypt to assist in the erecting and commissioning of a packing plant, as well as handling and storage facilities for packed sugar at a new refined sugar plant situated 170 kilometres to the east of Cairo.In addition, the publication adds that the company is also involved in the expansion of Illovo Sugar’s Dwangwa sugar mill in Malawi.SAinfo reporter Would you like to use this article in your publicationor on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Communist Party Takes Aim at Elite Scientists

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first_imgLong considered the capstone of a scientific career in China, election to the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) confers so much prestige on those anointed that organizations often try to recruit CAS members or reward their own with a guarantee of lifetime employment. But China’s Communist Party has ordered a reform of China’s academy membership system that may be aimed at curtailing privileges for academicians, or yuanshi. The surprise move “is completely outside my expectations,” says Cao Cong, a Chinese science policy scholar at the University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom.The yuanshi system has come under mounting criticism, especially after a researcher was elected to the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE) for his contributions to making cigarettes less harmful and after revelations of a corrupt railway official’s failed attempts to bribe his way into CAS. Many rank-and-file Chinese scientists both envy and chafe at the real and imagined privileges that yuanshi enjoy. The Education Ministry holds academicians in such high esteem that one metric it uses to evaluate universities is the number of yuanshi on the payroll. As a result, academicians might hold concurrent positions at several universities and institutes, fattening their wallets in the process.Some observers view the yuanshi system as a hindrance to Chinese science and have called for abolishing it all together. That’s why many in China’s blogosphere were elated to learn that Communist Party leaders, in an opus on economic, social, and legal reforms released after a party powwow in Beijing last week, called for the “reform of election and management of the academician system” and to “implement regulations regarding retirement and withdrawal” of members. It’s uncertain how CAS will carry out the order. A researcher who has been advising CAS on reforms says he has been bombarded with questions about specific measures from both academy leaders and China’s official media—suggesting that CAS leaders were caught off-guard by the high-level mandate.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)Current CAS bylaws stipulate that when academicians turn 80, they become senior members, akin to emeritus members of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, and lose their rights to recommend and vote on future members, though the word “retirement” is not mentioned. The bylaws also state that academic misconduct can result in a yuanshi’s expulsion. It’s not clear what more CAS could do to appease the country’s top leaders and the broader scientific community, the researcher says, but the academies will probably have a reform plan ready for a joint CAS and CAE meeting in June.last_img read more

Uncapped Robbie Frylinck, Wiaan Mulder named in South Africa T20I squad

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first_imgThe uncapped duo of Robbie Frylinck and Wiaan Mulder has been named in the 14-member South African T20I squad for the two-match series against Bangladesh, beginning October 26 in Bloemfontein.Lions’ all-rounder Mulder has been included in the squad as a replacement for Wayne Parnell, who has been ruled out of the remaining ODIs against Bangladesh and the T20I series with a groin injury.Meanwhile, Dolphins all-rounder Frylinck has been named in the squad as South Africa opt for a new-look T20I group against Bangladesh.Reflecting on Frylinck’s inclusion in the squad, Cricket South Africa (CSA) National Selection Panel Convener Linda Zondi said, “The selection of Robbie provides another opportunity to explore our depth in the important all-rounder position. Apart from his bowling strengths he has a proven record as a finisher with the bat.”Faf du Plessis will resume the captaincy after missing the series in England, while the national selectors have decided to rest Kagiso Rabada who has been playing non-stop cricket for South Africa for an extended period of time.Meanwhile, leg-spinner Imran Tahir has also been left out of the squad for the upcoming T20I series.”Imran remains our first-choice spinner in both the limited overs formats but we also need to develop depth in this important area,” Zondi said.Tahir’s absence has made way for Tabraiz Shamsi and Aaron Phangiso, who played in a fifty-over warm-up match against Bangladesh.While Shamsi was part of the T20 squad against England, Phangiso has not featured for South Africa since January, ESPNcricinfo reported.advertisementSouth Africa have also included a second wicket-keeping option in Mangaliso Mosehle while senior batsmen Hashim Amla, AB de Villiers and JP Duminy have all been retained in the squad.The South Africa T20I squad:Faf du Plessis, Hashim Amla, Farhaan Behardien, Quinton de Kock, AB de Villiers, JP Duminy, Robbie Frylinck, Beuran Hendricks, David Miller, Mangaliso Mosehle, Dane Paterson, Aaron Phangiso, Andile Phehlukwayo, Tabraiz Shamsi.last_img read more