Mallard’s Team of the Week — Glacier Gymnastics Club

first_imgThe event was the first home meet of the season for the Glacier Club, which will host two other competitions in March 9 — Spring Jump Fest — and May 4-5 — Glacier Invitational.Mallard’s Source for sports would like to salute the Glacier squad with Team of the Week honours. The Glacier gymnasts were front and center recently as the club hosted its Judges Cup at the Civic Centre facility.Athletes from throughout the Kootenay region attended the meet.last_img

The Fight to the Finish and the Post-Ebola Agenda

first_imgThe Cabinet yesterday began a two-day retreat at a resort in Western Liberia, most likely to review the recent past and to chart the course for the year ahead.The President and her inner circle, comprising her chief lieutenants, have a lot on their plate.  Number one on their agenda may be to give thanks to Almighty God, to Liberia’s health and medical workers, to our international partners and to the Liberian people for their combined efforts in what appears to be a successful battle against the deadly Ebola virus.Like a thunderbolt the virus hit Liberia in March last year, killing people almost everywhere, ravaging our economy, reducing it to zero level growth and seriously injuring  our international relations.  But thankfully, the virus is disappearing, with most of the Ebola Treatment Units (ETUs) empty and no new cases reported in the past few weeks.  The ardent hope of the government and all Liberians is that by February, the virus would be gone and Liberia will at long last be declared Ebola-free.The Cabinet will have to strategize how to keep everything on course, so that there will be no more fresh outbreaks.  Now that schools have been reopened, the Education and Health authorities should assure the Cabinet that ALL schools, both public and private, are fully equipped with chlorinated buckets, thermometers, hand sanitizers, etc., to minimize or extirpate (remove, get rid of) anything remotely related to the virus. The Cabinet’s second task in this retreat is to fine tune something they have already begun planning: ways in which to jumpstart the economy and get it back on track.  Since we are still in January, we still have time to resume economic growth.  GOL has already pumped money back into the agricultural, educational and infrastructural sectors, and this should be a healthy beginning. With Liberians consciously and continuously observing all the anti-Ebola measures, the virus would soon be gone, and all of the expatriates involved in reconstruction of the hydro, electrical works of the Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC), road building and other infrastructural activities would soon be back.  The expatriates’ return would provide a major impetus to economic recovery.   In recent editorials we suggested ways of putting our farmers back to work—by empowering them with tools, seeds, money, roads and access to markets.  Added to these could be encouraging the farmers to enter the animal husbandry business—poultry and eggs, pigs, cattle.  Marketing Association President Lusu Sloan could be encouraged to get her fellow market women involved in the  poultry business, like the  Mozambican market women, who control the poultry industry in that country.We also suggested in that recent editorial that GOL should find a way to engage the street sellers, boys and girls, able-bodied young men and women and introduce them to the Monrovia Vocational Training Center (MVTC) and the Booker Washington Institute, where they may be introduced to accelerated programs in various trades.  This exercise would give them marketable skills which would empower them to be more gainfully employed. The President this week made a renewed call for government to fight corruption.   As we said in a recent editorial, this must start with the President herself and her inner circle.  We still do not know which Liberians are they that benefitted from the recent sale of the oil blocks.  This is the kind of veiled secrecy that raises concern and even alarm about government’s intentions. A senior member of government told the Daily Observer off the record last year that he sometimes shuddered (trembled) at the massive sums of money GOL approves to be paid to foreign businessmen.  At this Cabinet Retreat, can the Ministers and Agency Heads make a commitment to their Cabinet colleagues that in this New Year they will do everything to find Liberian businesspeople to whom contracts will be awarded?Just last weekend a 49 year-old man raped a 12 year-old girl to death.  The Ministry of Justice and the Liberian Judiciary could, by the way they handle particularly this case—hopefully efficiently and expeditiously—send a strong message to such wickedly demented people they will face the full force of the law for such heinous acts. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Vernon firm wins tender for sewer installation and repaving of 92a St.

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — Fort St. John City Council has awarded the tender for the installation of a new sewer system and the repaving of 92a Street near Matthews Park.As part of its 2018 Capital Plan, the City will be upgrading 92A Street between 89th and 93rd Avenues. The upgrades include the installation of a storm sewer, LED streetlights, curbs, gutters, an additional sanitary sewer line with services, two sidewalks, and the replacement of the aging AC water main and services. The road will also be completely repaved.The City received a total of four bids for the sewer project. Vernon-based LB Chapman Construction Ltd. was awarded the tender after submitting the lowest bid of $4,796,382.44. The next-lowest bid from Dawson Creek-based Bear Mountain Construction was just under $1 million higher, at $5,772,058.67. Bids from Fort St. John-based Knappett Industries Ltd. and Interoute Construction Ltd. came in at $5,952,289.14 and $6,571,426.60 respectively.- Advertisement -Staff said that none of the three bids from the three Peace Region-based companies came in under the project’s $5.3 million budget. At Monday’s Council Meeting, Council voted in favour of awarding the tender to LB Chapman after their qualifying bid came in as the lowest of the four.last_img read more

Liverpool drawn against Chelsea in Capital One Cup

first_imgLiverpool have been drawn against Premier League leaders Chelsea in the Capital One Cup semi-finals.The Reds, who beat Bournemouth 3-1 on Wednesday night to seal their last four spot, will host Jose Mourinho’s men at Anfield the week commencing January 19 before travelling to Stamford Bridge a week later for the second leg.The other semi-final will see Tottenham take on League One side Sheffield United.Spurs thumped Newcastle 4-0 on Wednesday night to progress, while the Blades stunned top-flight Southampton on Tuesday to earn their shot at Wembley.Mauricio Pochettino’s team will have home advantage in the first leg and will be the overwhelming favourites to reach the final of the competition they won in 2008.Semi-final draw:Liverpool v ChelseaTottenham v Sheff UtdTies to be played January 20/21 and 27/28. 1 Brendan Rodgers and Jose Mourinho last_img read more

Petr Cech: Moving to Arsenal will not damage relationship with Mourinho

first_imgPetr Cech admits he went against Jose Mourinho by pushing to leave Chelsea for a rival, but the new Arsenal goalkeeper is confident their relationship remains intact after speaking to his former manager.The 33-year-old Czech Republic glovesman endured a frustrating final season at Stamford Bridge last season, making just 16 appearances as Thibaut Courtois’ promotion saw the number one of ten years relegated to the bench.That led to speculation about the long-serving goalkeeper’s future, and while Mourinho was adamant the Blues hero would not be going anywhere if he had his way, Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich overruled the manager and granted the goalkeeper the move he craved.That £10million transfer to Arsenal went through on Monday and Cech is confident there is no ill-feeling between Mourinho and himself.“I think it has been great to have a chat with Jose because he is a manager that I have worked with for the longest time in my career,” he told Press Association Sport.“He had to make his decision at the start of last season, I had to make my decision at the start of this season…and obviously we’re now in this situation.“Last season I realised that I am not in the phase of my career that I would be happy to be a back-up goalie and sit on the bench.“I believe that in all those games I played I showed that I still have the skills and the level required to play as a number one goalkeeper in the best league in the world, which is the Premier League.“But I will always keep the best regards for him because I believe that we had so much success and so much respect for each other.“He is one of the best managers in the world. Now, we will be opponents but it will not change our relationship, I believe.“You know, I learned a lot from him and one of those things was that if you have to make a hard decision, you need to make sure that you do it if you believe it is the right choice,” he added.“I have a huge respect for him and we had a good chat about it. Obviously I know he would have loved me to stay, but that’s the way it goes.” Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho with former goalkeeper Petr Cech 1last_img read more

Families’ memories gobbled up by fire

first_imgCANYON COUNTRY – Jerry McLinn had just returned from vacation when it hit him: Time. To. Go. The electrician was pulling into his driveway Sunday afternoon with his wife, Shelli, and 3-year-old daughter, Delaney. McLinn is an electrician now, but had worked as a hotshot forest firefighter in his youth. And the flames were coming. Within 30 minutes, the family had grabbed what it could and fled as smoke encircled the house. Delaney cried and cried. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.“I wasn’t concerned when we left,” Jerry McLinn said Tuesday. “Then, when we came back, I was like, `Daaaaamn.” Thousands of Southern Californians weren’t so lucky. The Insurance Information Network of California issued a preliminary estimate of damage Tuesday – a sobering half a billion bucks. With more than 20 fires burning from Santa Barbara County to the Mexican border, state and federal officials declaring emergencies and hundreds of thousands of residents evacuating, the process of rebuilding will be slow and challenging. Insurers dispatched adjusters and catastrophe teams by the dozen to each fire area, but the sheer size of the disaster proved daunting. “Oh, my Lord, you can’t even keep up with it,” said Candysse Miller, an IINC spokeswoman. “It literally looks like Southern California has a ring of fire around it. I’m not sure such a vast area in Southern California has ever been on fire simultaneously.” For the McLinns, the fire left a hole in their roof above the master bedroom and blackened the garage. The entire place reeked of smoke as they began packing their lives into storage containers for an eight-month relocation. McLinn carried an armful of papers and photographs to his truck. On top of the pile sat a book from his firefighting days, “Young Men and Fire.” He was thankful he hadn’t lost more – his family would be OK, he said, just inconvenienced. To speed the recovery for them and hundreds of others, Los Angeles County supervisors directed the county assessor to extend deadlines for upcoming property-tax payments. The supervisors will also send letters to major banks and lenders asking them to reschedule mortgage payments, giving homeowners up to six months without a bill. “These actions would assist county residents whose homes have been lost or damaged to re-establish their lives,” Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich said. County Assessor Rick Auerbach said he has implemented a process to provide property-tax relief to homeowners and businesses. State law allows reassessment of property that sustains at least $10,000 in damage, which can result in a corrected tax bill or a refund. Any adjustment or proration of taxes will be based on the reduction in value from the date of damage through the fiscal year ending June 30. “This is our top priority and we are moving quickly to make tax relief as simple as possible and help those affected by these devastating fires,” Auerbach said. The departments of Regional Planning and Public Works will also establish one-stop permitting centers in areas affected by the fires and will expedite issuance of building permits. At what used to be his home in Canyon Country, 45-year-old Richard Libby used a pickax to plow through the charred remnants of his daughter’s bed. The flames ignored his neighbors’ homes, but reduced his house to a few pillars, the front-door frame and his mailbox with the label “Home Sweet Home.” His pool was black with ooze. A picture of Obi-Wan Kenobi floated in the middle. The remains of Libby’s daughter’s chemistry textbook were mixed with burned-up Reggie Jackson and Garry Maddox baseball cards, an antique typewriter and a melted doll. “I found part of the PlayStation!” called his 10-year-old nephew, Justin Casillas. “Woo-hoo!” Casillas tossed the ruined, electronic chunk back on the pile. The family has a temporary home at its church for shelter, but won’t be able to return to the house for a year. “We’re just trying to find pieces. Little pieces,” Richard Libby said. “Closure, you know.” (818) 713-3738 Finding help If you need to make an insurance claim, follow these steps: Who to call Call your insurer to get the process started (see phone numbers below). Leave as much contact information as possible; records might only list your home phone. Make an inventory of affected possessions and, if possible, photograph or record the damage; make a copy for yourself and your insurer. Keep receipts for short-term expenses so you can be reimbursed. Photograph damage before making temporary repairs or clearing away debris. More information, including misfortune/calamity forms, can be downloaded through a special fire link at The following are phone numbers for Southern California wildfire insurance claims: Allied, (800) 282-1446 Allstate, (800) 547-8676 American International Insurance Co. of California, (888) 760-9195 Amica Mutual Insurance Co., (800) 242-6422 Automobile Club of Southern California (800) 672-5246 Balboa Insurance Group, Balboa Insurance Co., Newport Insurance Co., Meritplan Insurance Co., (888) 768-2096 California Casualty, (800) 800-9410 Century-National Insurance Co., (800) 733-1980 CNA (877) 262-2727 Electric Insurance Co., (800) 227-2757 Farmers, (800) 435-7764 GeoVera and GeoVera Specialty Insurance Co., (800) 631-6478 IDS Property Casualty Insurance Co. (Ameriprise), (800) 872-5246 MetLife Auto & Home, (800) 854-6011 Nationwide/Allied, (800) 282-1446 Oregon Mutual, (800) 888-2141 Pacific Select, (800) 828-3003 Safeco, (800) 332-3226 State Farm, (800) 732-5246 USAA, (800) 531-8222 Source: Insurance Information Network of Southern California, local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

Watch: See the highlights as Finn Harps draw in Cork

first_imgFINN HARPS moved six points ahead of UCD as Ollie Horgan’s men earned an away draw at Cork City last night.Mark Anthony McGinley, the Harps goalkeeper, saved a penalty from Conor McCormack early in the second half.While Harps might have sneaked the win late on through Daniel O’Reilly, McGinley’s save was the game’s big moment as Harps took their second point of the season at Turners Cross. A point apiece for Cork City and Finn Harps at Turner’s Cross #RTEsoccer— Soccer Republic (@SoccRepublic) September 20, 2019 Watch: See the highlights as Finn Harps draw in Cork was last modified: September 21st, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare 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:2019 League of Ireland Premier Divisionfinn harpsMark Anthony McGinleyOllie Horganlast_img read more

Josh Taylor ready for ‘dream’ world title shot in America

first_imgTaylor told STV: “I watched the fight back and it was actually a really good fight to watch. “I was getting excited watching it myself, if was all-action.“I had a few obstacles to overcome, he hit me with a good shot in the seventh and I had to change tactics a few times.”He added: “I learnt so much on Saturday in terms of keeping cool and having to dig deep in fights. Josh Taylor said he would relish heading to the United States for a “dream” world title fight against Jose Ramirez.The Tartan Tornado extended his professional record to 13 straight victories by securing a convincing points win over Ukrainian Viktor Postol in a thrilling world title eliminator at the Hydro on Saturday.Postol proved the toughest test of Taylor’s career to date, with the former world champion impressing in the early rounds and stunning the Scot in the seventh.But the Prestonpans star recovered quickly to take control of proceedings and set up a potential shot at American Jose Ramirez’s WBC super lightweight belt in his next fight. “But it was great to be a part of it, it was a huge win for me, it’s going to open up so many doors for me.“I’m now at the part of my career I’ve been dreaming of since I was kid as my next fight is going to be for a world title.”A bout with former US Olympic star Ramirez would likely take place in New York.While Ramirez would enjoy home-field advantage, Taylor said he’d be unperturbed by the prospect of heading Stateside as he’s always dreamed of fighting in one of boxing’s historic venues.“He’s the champion so I’ll probably have to go to his back yard,” added Taylor. “But that’s something I’d love to do, every boxer dreams of fighting in America, at Madison Square Garden or in Las Vegas.”last_img read more

Workshops aimed at making sporting events safer in Donegal launched

first_imgA significant increase in outdoor sporting events across the county has prompted the Donegal Sports Event Management Working Group to start a new safety initiative in the county.The Working Group started the scheme with the aim of making sporting events in Donegal safer.Schedule workshops have already been organised in Termon, Stranorlar and Buncrana next month to assist event organisers adopt a safety-first approach. A guide has been prepared for clubs, groups, schools and individuals by the Donegal group and Donegal Sports Partnership Coordinator, Myles Sweeney, says the publication is designed as a practical aid for event organisers.“In recent years there has been a major rise in the number of community groups, clubs and sporting organisations setting up events.“These events now require a more formal planning process than in the past.“It’s great to see so many organised events taking place and the workshops will cover areas such as planning, health and safety, insurance, safeguarding, communications, volunteers and facilities,” he added. “Safe planning and proper planning are key to all events and that is the message the working group are stressing.“The guide is aimed at assisting event organisers with practical and safe planning of sports events which take place on the public roads and in public spaces, including open water and hills,” he said.“We are appealing to all event organisers locally to book a place on one of the workshops.“Ultimately, the workshops are aimed at making the events safer and more enjoyable for the participants, the organisers and the local community in which they are being held,” Sweeney said.“It’s important that event organisers work with and communicate with local statutory agencies such as An Garda Síochána and emergency services.” The workshops will take place at the Finn Valley Centre in Stranorlar on Wednesday, March 6th, the An Craoibhin Centre in Termon on Thursday, March 7th, and at St Mary’s Youth Club in Buncrana on Wednesday, March 13th.All workshops will have a start time of 7.15 p.m.The Donegal Sports Management Working Group’s 24-page booklet was prepared with input and expertise from the following: Myles Sweeney, Coordinator, Donegal Sports Partnership; Brian O’Donnell, Donegal Road Safety Working Group; John McGroary, Fergus McGroary and Paul McGee, An Garda Síochána; Sean McCrudden, Gartan Outdoor Education and Training Centre; Brendan McDaid, Donegal Athletics Board and Charles Kennedy, Irish Water Safety.Workshops aimed at making sporting events safer in Donegal launched was last modified: February 23rd, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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:Donegal SportDonegal sporting eventsHealth and Safetylast_img read more

The Bash Bug Makes Every Mac Vulnerable; Here’s How To Patch It

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#Apple#bash#bug#GNU/Linux#Mac OS X Mavericks#patch#security#Shellshock#unix lauren orsini 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market (Update, Sept. 29: News of additional bash vulnerabilities keeps pouring in, so the procedures listed here might not fully protect your system. We’ll update when we know more.)Apple is aware of the bash “Shellshock” bug that affects OS X users, and issued a statement to say that the “vast majority” of Mac users should remain unaffected.See also: How To Detect And Patch This Big, Bad Unix Bash Shellshock BugBash, which stands for Bourne Again SHell, is a command-line interpreter that runs on Unix, Linux, and Apple computers. OS X Mavericks 10.9.5 shipped with Bash version 3.2, one of the seven versions of Bash vulnerable to the Shellshock bug. To test if you are vulnerable, you can search for the Terminal program on your computer and input this line to be sure:env X=”() { :;} ; echo vulnerable” /bin/sh -c “echo stuff”If your computer responds “vulnerable, stuff”—well, you can guess what that means.As evident in the screenshot, my version of bash is vulnerable to the bug—or at least it was, before I patched it (more on that in a minute). However, if you’re not the kind of person to mess around with advanced Unix options, Apple says the vast majority of Apple users shouldn’t worry about being vulnerable.The vast majority of OS X users are not at risk to recently reported bash vulnerabilities,” an Apple spokesperson told iMore. “Bash, a UNIX command shell and language included in OS X, has a weakness that could allow unauthorized users to remotely gain control of vulnerable systems. With OS X, systems are safe by default and not exposed to remote exploits of bash unless users configure advanced UNIX services. We are working to quickly provide a software update for our advanced UNIX users.”How To Patch Bash 3.2 On OS XBut what if you are an advanced Unix user? Or just a little too paranoid to take Apple at its word? If you’ve got some familiarity with the command line and some time on your hands, you can patch bash on your own.First, make sure you have Apple’s Xcode developer tool installed. You can check by typing “xcodebuild” into Terminal anywhere. If it says something like “xcodebuild: error: The directory X does not contain an Xcode project,” then you already have it. If it says “Command not found,” you need to download it. Second, you’ll want to make sure you actually are using bash version 3.2. To find out, type this into Terminal anywhere:$ bash –versionIf you get version 3.2.51, the default that comes with OS X, you’re all set to follow these instructions to manually upgrade to the patched version, 3.2.52.The following are instructions from Wonder How To with additional information added for potential pitfalls. In order, you’ll want to type these commands into your Terminal window.$ mkdir bash-fix$ cd bash-fix$ curl | tar zxf -$cd bash-92/bash-3.2$ curl | patch -p0$ cd ..$ sudo xcodebuild Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Update: There are a few more steps than I previously thought; thanks to commenters for pointing that out:Next, you need to back up the current version of bash, just in case something goes wrong:sudo cp /bin/bash /bin/bash.oldsudo cp /bin/sh /bin/sh.oldThen, you want to verify that you’re running the latest version. Type these commands anywhere into Terminal:build/Release/bash –versionbuild/Release/sh –versionLastly, you want to copy and paste the old version and replace it with the new: sudo cp build/Release/bash /binsudo cp build/Release/sh /binTroubleshootingIf you downloaded XCode specifically to patch bash and this is your first time using it, you will be prompted to input your password and then to agree with its terms of service by typing “agree” into Terminal. Instead of dealing with that during the fix, you may want to just type “sudo xcodebuild” anywhere in order to get it to prompt you for that stuff in advance. If the commands that begin with “curl” are taking a very long time, as in more than twenty minutes (like in the screenshot above) this probably means they are about to time out. It’s not abnormal; it’s probably because a lot of people are working on implementing this patch. If that happens to you, go into Finder and find the “bash-fix” folder in your main directory. Delete the folder, empty the trash, and then go back into Terminal to restart the patch process again. Ideally, Apple will come out with a patch you can just download soon because this is a lot of work. But I feel a lot better seeing a blank response in Terminal when I check for bash vulnerabilities. Photo via Shutterstocklast_img read more