first_imgA Sioux City woman has been charged following a stabbing Monday afternoon in the 1300 block of Pierce Street.City police say the victim, 75 year old William Bauerly, was sitting inside his vehicle when he was stabbed in the side by a female passenger who was in the vehicle.The female fled on foot and was apprehended by police officers a short time later near where the alleged assault occurred.That suspect, 34 year old Brittany Lapora, was charged with Willful Injury, a class C felony.Bauerly was taken to Mercy Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.The incident remains under investigation.last_img read more

10 months agoElias Sorensen ready to leave Newcastle

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Elias Sorensen ready to leave Newcastleby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveElias Sorensen is ready to leave Newcastle United this month.The Dane has rattled in 19 goals for their Under-21 team this season, and is expected to face arch-rivals Sunderland’s senior side in the Checkatrade Trophy on Tuesday night. He said: “The goal is to get to the first team at Newcastle. A loan would help me a lot — to come up against bigger and stronger players every week. We [in the U21s] are striving, working our socks off and want to get into the first team.“I am waiting to see what happens in January. If the manager wants me to go on loan, I will go on loan. If he wants me to stay, I will stay.“It is up to the club and the manager, and I trust them. The manager is world class.” last_img read more

a month agoReal Sociedad midfielder Martin Odegaard talks Real Madrid plans

first_imgReal Sociedad midfielder Martin Odegaard talks Real Madrid plansby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Sociedad midfielder Martin Odegaard sees his long-term future with Real Madrid.The Norway international is on a two-season loan in San Sebastian.Odegaard told TV2: “My goal is still to play for Real Madrid. That’s why I signed with them, because I want to play one day. “For me, this is the place to be. I feel that I have improved over the past two years. I think I’m a better player and I’m more mature, older and a little stronger. I feel better now than when I arrived in Spain.”Age also helps, of course.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Metro says Ontario automated distribution centres unrelated to minimum wage hikes

first_imgMONTREAL – Grocery store chain Metro Inc. says the construction of its first automated distribution centres are unrelated to its efforts to offset added costs from Ontario’s rising minimum wage.The Montreal-based company said it will eliminate about 280 jobs starting in 2021 as part of a $400-million overhaul of its Ontario distribution network.The company said the move to modernize and automate its network will mean the loss of about 180 full-time and 100 part-time positions.“In our industry we’re always looking at ways to become more efficient to lower pricing, but we have been talking about this for three years since I joined the company and well before anybody said anything about minimum wage,” Carmen Fortino, division head at Metro Ontario, said.The announcement follows comments by Metro (TSX:MRU) in August that it would study automation as it looked to cut costs in the face of the Ontario government’s plan to raise the minimum wage next year.Metro has six distribution centres in Ontario including four in Toronto and two in Ottawa that employ a total of more than 1,500 workers.It said the existing Ontario distribution network dates back to the 1960s and no longer meets the needs of its business.“We see a lot of opportunities in the province and we wanted to make sure that we were going to be in a position to be able to grow but support our stores in a cost-efficient manner and add some flexibility to the way that we service our stores,” Fortino said.The company plans to modernize the operations in Toronto between 2018 and 2023 by building a new fresh distribution facility and a new frozen distribution centre. The old fresh food warehouse will close and be dismantled while the frozen space will be used for non-perishable groceries.Metro has no immediate plans to automate its six distribution centres in Quebec, including the latest built five years ago in Laval.However, further upgrades in other Ontario centres are eventually possible, said Fortino.“Technology changes so quickly I think you have to keep an open mind to everything.”He said the existing Ontario network built up through a series of acquisitions no longer has the capacity and technology to meet the needs from a proliferation of products, including ones that serve ethnic communities.Fortino said the goal is to supply stores with better on-time deliveries, offer more different types of products and use systems that keep produce fresher, while also reducing costs that hopefully can be passed on to customers.“The whole experience for a customer should improve,” he added.Metro looked at automated systems around the world, including the latest technology in Europe, before settling on a system supplied by Witron, a German-based company described as a worldwide leader in order-picking systems for retail and industry.Although Metro faces competitors with automated distribution centres, Metro is just entering the field.With technology changing so rapidly, Fortino said he’s happy that the company has taken the time to study its options.Before the new facilities are built, however, the company will acquire a modern automated facility in Varennes, Que., with the closure of its purchase of pharmacy chain Jean Coutu Group. (TSX:PJC.A)Irene Nattel of RBC Capital Markets said the modernization of Metro’s distribution network is consistent with the company’s “measured and methodical approach to improving efficiencies in the business.”last_img read more

Alaska regulators approve rules for onsite marijuana use

first_imgJUNEAU, Alaska — Alaska regulators have approved rules for onsite consumption of marijuana at specially designated shops, a significant step for the cannabis industry in the state after years of debate.The Marijuana Control Board had gone back and forth on the issue since passing regulations in 2015 that contemplated allowing for onsite consumption. It wasn’t until Thursday that the board adopted rules governing how onsite use would work.The rules call for consumption areas that are outdoors or separated from a retail store by walls and a secure door and meet ventilation requirements.The proposal would bar the sale of concentrates for onsite use. Local governments could vote to bar onsite use or certain types of consumption, such as smoking.Industry representatives supported the proposal. But it got pushback from public health advocates.Becky Bohrer, The Associated Presslast_img read more

Strong Thunderstorm moving towards Dawson Creek

first_imgThe storm is capable of producing very strong winds and up to nickel size hail and heavy rain.  The storm should reach Dawson Creek by 9 p.m. Sunday.See the full warning below.Issued at 2018-07-30 03:37 UTC by Environment Canada:Severe thunderstorm warning continued for:B.C. South Peace River, B.C. (087310)Current details:At 8:37 p.m. MST, Environment Canada meteorologists are tracking a severe thunderstorm capable of producing very strong wind gusts, up to nickel size hail and heavy rain.The storm is on highway 97 near Pine River moving eastward at 30 km/h. This storm will reach Dawson Creek in about 30 minutes.Heavy downpours can cause flash floods and water pooling on roads. Large hail can damage property and cause injury. Strong wind gusts can toss loose objects, damage weak buildings, break branches off trees and overturn large vehicles. UPDATE – At 9:10 p.m. MST, Environment Canada meteorologists are tracking a severe thunderstorm capable of producing very strong wind gusts, up to nickel size hail and heavy rain.The storm is on Highway 97 near the junction with Highway 52 moving eastward at 30 km/h but appears to be weakening. This storm will reach Dawson Creek in about 15 minutes.DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – Environment Canada says a strong thunderstorm is moving along Highway 97 and headed towards Dawson Creek. If visibility is reduced while driving, slow down, watch for tail lights ahead and be prepared to stop. Lightning kills and injures Canadians every year. Remember, when thunder roars, go indoors!Severe thunderstorm warnings are issued when imminent or occurring thunderstorms are likely to produce or are producing one or more of the following: large hail, damaging winds, torrential rainfall.Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to [email protected] or tweet reports using #BCStorm.last_img read more

Wildfire risk reduction grants benefit northern BC

first_imgRecipients of community resiliency investment grants in the Prince George Fire Centre include:Mackenzie: $181,450 to assist with fuel and vegetation management, and FireSmart activities on private landFort Nelson First Nation: $100,000 to assist with education, fuel and vegetation management, and FireSmart activities on private landKwadacha Nation: $98,665 to assist with the development, and fuel and vegetation managementTsay Keh Dene Nation: $15,660 to assist with education and planningEstablished in September 2018, the community resiliency investment program assisted local governments and First Nations to lower wildfire risks around their communities with $50 million. As part of Budget 2019, the B.C. government has provided an additional $10 million.It is the responsibility of the provincial government, local governments, First Nations, industry, stakeholders and individual British Columbians to mitigate wildfire threats. The community resiliency investment program takes a holistic approach to risk reduction and fuel management treatments by considering fire prevention activities on provincial Crown land, private land, local government land and reserve land.A key component of the program is that it lets communities apply for funding to cover up to 100% of a wildfire risk reduction project. Eligible applicants facing a lower wildfire risk can apply for up to $25,000, while applicants facing a demonstrated higher wildfire risk can apply for up to $100,000.The Union of B.C. Municipalities administers the community resiliency investment program and processes grant applications.To read more about community resiliency investment program; CLICK HERE PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. – More than $395,000 is being provided by the B.C. Government as community resiliency investment grants to support projects in the Prince George Fire Centre.“Community resiliency investment funding will help Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities increase their resiliency to wildfire threats,” said Doug Donaldson, Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development. “The program is designed to support projects at the local level to help keep British Columbians safe.”According to the Government, more than $6 million in community resiliency investment grants have been provided to 85 municipalities, regional districts and First Nations throughout the province, following the program’s first application intake. To read more about FireSmart and the seven FireSmart disciplines; CLICK HERETo read more about the application process is available on the Union of B.C. Municipalities website; CLICK HERElast_img read more

Madrasah results indicate rise in pass percentage

first_imgKolkata: The results published by West Bengal Board of Madrasah Education (WBBME) on Thursday have shown an increase of more than one percent in pass-out rate in High Madrasah and two percent in Alim in comparison to last year’s results. The pass percentage in High Madrasah and Alim which was 82.04 and 82.67, respectively in 2018 has gone up to 83.20 and 84.95, respectively. The pass percentage in Fazil has also gone up to 87.49 from 86.88 in comparison to last year. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaThe results of High Madrasah have revealed that non-Muslim candidates are showing interest in getting admitted to Madrasahs. Altogether, 11.9 percent non-Muslim candidates passed High Madrasah this year. “The quality of education has improved in Madrasahs and other benefits and scholarships are also being provided to the students. So non-Muslims are getting interested in Madrasah education. We have more than 29 percent non-Muslim teachers in Madrasahs,” said WBBME president Abu Taher. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayThe results of High Madrasah (Class-X), Alim (theology-based education in Class-X) and Fazil (Class-XII) were announced by Taher on Thursday. The examination had started on February 12 and ended on March 15. Altogether 65,363 candidates had appeared in the three examinations. The number of High Madrasah candidates was 52,469, 8,915 appeared for Alim and 3,979 sat for Fazil. Sainul Haque bagged the first position in High Madrasah from Murshidabad with 96.38 percent. SK Wasimuddin from North 24-Parganas stood first in Alim with 93.89 percent marks while Sk. Habibullah from Hooghly district stood first in Fazil with 90 percent marks. Among the districts East Midnapore recorded a pass percentage of 94.38 in High Madrasah followed by Bankura with 91.66 and South 24-Parganas with 91.66. Kolkata with 86.88 stood at the seventh position.last_img read more

Mens lacrosse No 9 Buckeyes top No 11 Johns Hopkins for first

The Ohio State men’s lacrosse team huddles before its 8-7 win over University of Massachusetts on Feb. 18. Credit: Courtesy of OSU AthleticsThe No. 9 Ohio State men’s lacrosse team found a way Sunday night against No. 11 Johns Hopkins, defeating the Blue Jays 13-9.The Buckeyes (10-2, 1-1 Big Ten) leading scorer was OSU sophomore attack Jack Jasinski with four goals. OSU senior midfielder Johnny Pearson and redshirt freshman Lukas Buckley added two goals apiece.“I think the men did a nice job of hunkering down on the offensive end,” said OSU coach Nick Myers. “We knew the goals were going to come for us eventually.  I thought coach Ross did a good job with preparing the men this week and we were happy to come out with a win.”OSU trailed 5-3 after the first quarter, but the Buckeyes outscored Johns Hopkins 6-2 in the middle quarters to put them over the top.“During halftime coach told us we gotta settle down,” Jasinski said. “I ended putting the ball in the net a bunch of times.”The Buckeyes struck the first goal of the game in the first period. OSU midfielder Collin Chell made the first goal for the Buckeyes.  Minutes later John Hopkins junior midfielder Joel Tinney scored his first goal of the day tying the game 1-1.  With 8:13 remaining in the first quarter, John Hopkins Joel Tinney scored to put the Blue Jays back on top 2-1, but OSU midfielder John Withers answered just five seconds later tying the game at 2.In the first five minutes of the second quarter, OSU tacked on three goals — two with an extra man — which seemed to grab momentum along with a 6-5 lead. However, junior defender Brendan Barger and sophomore defender Matt Borges committed penalties in the later stages of the quarter and the Blue Jays took advantage of those opportunities with two goals. John Hopkins led 6-5 heading into the half.In total, there were six penalties committed in the quarter.“We felt like there was a sense of urgency,” Myers said. “We felt like we need to get back into this Big Ten race. I think the guys were pretty frustrated in how they did last weekend. And when we got back home we just got back to work.”In the third, that sense of urgency showed.Redshirt senior goalie Tom Carey came up with two crucial saves while senior attack Eric Fannell and Buckley provided the offense with three goals.OSU’s leading goal scorer freshman midfielder Tre LeClaire scored early in the fourth quarter, extending the Buckeyes lead to 10-7.After John Hopkins Shack Stanwick scored cut into the OSU lead, Jasinski netted two goals past Blue Jays goalie Brock Turnbaugh to seal the Buckeyes’ first Big Ten win of the season. The victory snapped a two game losing streak. Next week OSU will travel to Ann Arbor, Michigan, to play the Michigan Wolverines. read more