A break for the pending tasks of the ‘greats’

first_imgJuventus: Cristiano, Dybala and PogbaTie christian. Juventus has made it clear several times that Cristiano will honor his contract until 2022, and so far there has never been talk of renewals. The idea is that the Portuguese does not move in the next course either.Dybala Renewal. An important renovation is that of Dybala, which at the moment has not yet come to fruition and is somewhat stagnant. In the center of the field, Paratici’s dream remains Pogba, whom he will try to sign as soon as possible, while Ferran sounds for the front, for whom information has been taken.Other issues. Buffón and Chiellini want to renew and the agreement is close to happening.By Mirko CalemneManchester City: Aguero, Guardiola and SterlingClarify the future of Guardiola. It ends in contract in 2021 and the entire City project passes by whether or not it will continue. Possibly, this will be decided by his future in the Champions League.Tie Aguero. The Argentine ends his contract in 2021 and it is unknown whether he will be able to retire at the English club, as many fans want.Attention to Sterling. The winger ends his contract in 2023, but he has already publicly stated that you always have to be ready to face new challenges.By Eduardo Cornago.Manchester United: Pogba, Rashford and Ole Gunnar SolskjærNick Potts – PA Images & nbsp; (PA Images via Getty Images) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Manchester United v Arsenal – Premier League – Old TraffordNick Potts – PA Images (PA Images via Getty Images) The coronavirus stoppage is beginning to be an ‘opportunity’, especially for sports directors. Now, they can settle various issues that were listed on the agenda and that seemed that they would never be resolved: planning, new signings, continuity by the coach, renovations, organization of the transferred … There are a thousand tasks to decide these days.Real Madrid: Ramos, Bale and a ‘9’Bale’s hot potato. It is a real dilemma what can happen with the Welshman. When everything pointed out that it would come out last summer, there were some unexpected turns and he continued in Madrid. But his performance was not as expected and managers would be considering an exit, although his high salary will not be easy.JOAQUIN CORCHERO & nbsp; (DAILY AS) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>FOOTBALL 19/20JOAQUIN CORCHERO (DAILY AS) The renewal of Ramos. In 2021 the captain’s contract ends and that encourages a parenthesis of doubts about what will happen. The future of the camero is completely unknown.A ‘9’. If there is something pending at the Bernabéu it is seeing fresh air, in this case at a ‘9’. A scorer who can lend a hand to the team, since Jovic does not finish curdling.By Tomás Roncero.Barcelona: Suárez, Griezmann and the defense …Suárez’s relief. Despite the arrival of Braithwaite, Luis Suárez needs a relief of guarantees. On the way to 34 years, the Uruguayan body begins to notice the passage of time. Lautaro Martínez, from Inter, is the great objective.Strut defense. It is being seen this season that the defensive line is sustained thanks to Piqué (33 years old). It is urgent to hire a guarantee center or to bet decisively on Roland Araújo. On the sides, there is also debate.Griezmann’s explosion. Without bad numbers, 14 goals and four assists, the Frenchman is far from a leading role according to a world star. After a year of adaptation, the second season should be that of the explosion and total harmony with Messi.© MIGUEL RUIZ & nbsp; (DIARIO AS) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>BARCELONA 19/20© MIGUEL RUIZ (DIARIO AS) By Santi Giménez.PSG: Mbappé, Neymar and a central defenderA central. They need to sign a center back because Thiago Silva does not renew and will leave a very sensitive vacancy to be the leader of the Parisian rear.PASCAL ROSSIGNOL & nbsp; (REUTERS) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Coupe de la Ligue – Semi Final – Stade de Reims v Paris St GermainPASCAL ROSSIGNOL (REUTERS)center_img A striker. Neither Icardi nor Cavani will continue and it is key that they be reinforced as soon as possible so that they have a reference above.Neymar and Mbappé. Every summer is news and, on more than one occasion, they have hinted that they could come out.By Andrés Onrubia. Pogba continuity. It’s a mystery. Raiola continues to send messages that some of his stars could change their air. It already rang during the previous summer and it is unknown what will happen to it.Rashford Consecration. The end is the star next to Pogba. Contract ends in 2023 and the objective of the red club is none other than to tie him as long as possible.Solskjær’s future. Contract ends in 2022 and everything is up in the air. During this season the results have not finished accompanying him, but when he replaced Mourinho he was a “hero” for the fans.By Eduardo Cornago.Athletic: Thomas, the exits and the loanedThomas Renewal: The Ghanaian is one of Simeone’s fixes and the club wants to retain him, since his clause is 50 million, a bargain for the Premier. The player already has the offer on the table.Possible departures from Lemar and / or Diego Costa: The club has to make decisions regarding footballers who will leave the locker room. Lemar seems the first candidate and has a good lineup in England. Costa’s future is also in the air. Arias also points to a goodbye.Loaned: If Atlético has to tighten his belt, he could play a loan to prop up the squad. It is a good time to review your performances this season. Nehuén and Mollejo seem the best placed.By Jesús Colino.Power Sport Images & nbsp; (Getty Images) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>La Liga 2017-18 – Atletico de Madrid vs Malaga CFPower Sport Images (Getty Images)last_img read more

Pressure on Barcelona

first_imgMADRID (AP):The pressure is on Barcelona to keep the pressure on Real Madrid.The defending champions, who lead the Spanish league on the head-to-head tiebreaker but have played one game more than Madrid, will need to be at their best tomorrow against a Villarreal team with the league’s second-best defence.”We have to win every match until the end to keep putting pressure on Madrid,” Barcelona forward Luis Suarez said.Villarreal won’t be easy opponents, even with Lionel Messi, Neymar and Suarez all looking for goals. The team has conceded fewer goals than any team, except for Atletico Madrid. It’s also in the chase for a Champions League spot, currently in fifth place.Barcelona, however, have scored a league-leading 104 goals, and are also carrying momentum after four consecutive victories that included a 7-1 rout of Osasuna and a 3-2 win over Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium two weeks ago. The Catalan club scored at least three goals in each of their last four games.Its attacking trio is only two goals short of a 100 for the season in all competitions. Messi alone has scored 49 goals, including 33 to lead the Spanish league. Suarez has 34 goals and Neymar 15. The three scored a record of 131 goals last season, and had 122 in 2014-15.SOLID DEFENCEVillarreal are five points behind fourth-place Sevilla, the last team currently securing a Champions League spot. The teams in fifth and sixth places will play in the Europa League.Villarreal’s solid defence, which has conceded only 28 goals in 35 league matches in the first season under coach Fran Escriba, starts with the efforts of veteran captain Bruno Soriano in the midfield, and continues with the reliable performances of Mateo Musacchio and central defender Victor Ruiz, who could miss tomorrow’s game because of an injury.Barcelona, trying to win their second consecutive Spanish league title, may count on the return of midfielder Andres Iniesta, who missed the game at Espanyol last weekend because of a right-leg muscle injury.last_img read more

McGregor shuns Pacquiao, wants ‘true fight’ next

first_imgView comments Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. All systems go for Philippine Cup despite leadership squabble Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed LATEST STORIES 3 alleged bet collectors of ‘bookies’ nabbed in Quezon Pacquiao, manager fuel speculations of potential McGregor fight Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MMA star Conor McGregor (left) downplayed an announcement by Filipino legend Manny Pacquiao (right) that they had opened talks for a fight. McGregor said he wanted to do a ‘true fight’ next, referring to mixed martial arts. AFP FILE PHOTOSNEW YORK, United States — Mixed martial arts star Conor McGregor, touted as a potential opponent for Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao, has indicated he wants his next bout to be a return to the octagon rather than the ring.Caught on video by the celebrity news site while out and about in New York, McGregor was asked about Pacquiao’s announcement last week that he had opened talks to fight McGregor.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img “I think a true fight is what I want to do next,” McGregor says in the video posted online on Saturday. “MMA next.”Ireland’s McGregor hasn’t fought in mixed martial arts or boxing since losing a boxing bout to unbeaten Floyd Mayweather by a 10th-round technical knockout in their much-hyped bout in Las Vegas in August.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkShowtime sports released final figures on Friday showing the cross-combat superfight drew the second-most North American pay-per-view buys in history with 4.3 million.Only one other fight — Mayweather’s 2015 clash with Pacquiao — has ever drawn more, racking up 4.6 million pay-per-view buys. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Showtime said in a statement that global revenues, including ticket sales, sponsorship and international distribution, for Mayweather-McGregor had exceeded $600 million. /cbbSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Anti-Trump protests have shrunk. What’s it mean for 2020? Suspected drug pusher falls in Quezon sting MOST READ How Trump’s impeachment differs from a criminal trial Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player awardlast_img read more

In fresh twist, Philippines dwarfs China to top group

first_imgGov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Garsin surprises Zoleta, clinches semifinal spot Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Guo Haowen rallied China in the fourth, teaming up with Jiang Weize to move to trim Batang Gilas’ lead to six points a couple of times, But Edu and Sotto provided the needed stops while Dalph Panopio and Miguel Oczon helped steady right the ship with timely hits to seal the outcome.The Philippines thus topped its group with a 3-0 card, advancing outright to the quarterfinals. China, on the other hand, needed a 102-45 victory over Indonesia in a qualifying match Wednesday to advance to forge a quarterfinal duel with Asian rival Korea. The Philippines will face the winner of the Chinese Taipei-Bahrain qualifying tussle that was going on at press time.Edu leads the Philippines in scoring after the group phase, averaging 15.3 points per game, while Ildefonso, who also led the squad to a 75-53 rout of Lebanon in their opening game, averages 13.0 an outing. Sotto, meanwhile, averages 12.3 points per game.Edu also leads the Filipinos in rebounds with 11.3 per game and in blocks with 3.7 per game. Sotto averages 1.7 swats per game and the duo made life difficult for China in the shaded lane.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew But there wasn’t going to be another rout at the hands of the Chinese. Dave Ildefonso, AJ Edu and the rest of the Batang Gilas made sure of that.Ildefonso shot a team-high 18 points to go with seven rebounds while Edu had a monster performance of 13 points, 14 rebounds and five blocks as the Philippines ripped China, 73-63, Tuesday night in Nonthaburi Stadium in Thailand.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Ildefonso, son of PBA legend and two-time MVP Danny Ildefonso, drilled back-to-back triples in the third quarter as the Philippines took a 51-33 lead, the country’s biggest, in the third period.Edu, meanwhile, was a rock in the low blocks for Batang Gilas, and teamed up with lanky center Kai Sotto in helping the Philippines achieve what it has rarely done against China squads: Dominate the paint. Edu and Sotto combined for nine blocks and had the Filipinos leading the battle of the boards in the first half. Batang Gilas team. Photo from fiba.basketballThere was every reason to be wary of the opponent. Going into a key Group B match in the Fiba Asia U18 championship, China had handily beaten the Philippines in three previous outings in the tournament.The average winning margin of the Great Wall? 33.7 points, according to Fiba.ADVERTISEMENT After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

County Soccer Meet’s Remarkable 6

first_imgFIFA 1995 World Player, George M. Weah, last Sunday expressed disappointment at the performance of Nimba County football team in the finals against Grand Bassa.The Liberia Football Association last year, 2013, charged Ambassador Weah to identify potential players for the national soccer team, Lone Star.He however commended Grand Bassa for a disciplined defense and effective midfield and a striking forward that earned them the victory.He was full of praise for Bassa’s David Paye, for a wonderful job.He meanwhile suggested a sample of players for the national team’s technical coach Thomas Kodjo, who was recently one of the scouts from the Ministry of Youths & Sports.At the same time a horde of former Lone Star players and coaches, identified with tee-shirts in national colors were also present at the 2014 County Meet’s five venues to assist Ambassador Weah.The coaches were Kaetu Smith, Lucretius Togba, Clarence Lee Chea, Joe Nagbe, and Janjay Jacobs, George Weah (not Amb. George M. Weah), Jonah Saweah, Nuku Goaneh, Oliver Markor, and Prince Daye.The below lists of players (County Meet X1) were put together by the Daily Observer’s desk, after following keenly the preliminaries to the quarter finals, as well as the grand finals:1. Sekou Bayou: the Bassa goalie, with jersey number 20 was very thoughtful between the sticks and made some excellent saves. The quarter and semi-finals against Bassa and Sinoe and Bong showed his ‘magic hands.’2. Nicholas Swen: The diminutive right back of Nimba was awesome; his tackling, overlap and retreat, combined with his passes and throws made him ‘just right.’3. Alex Bedell: the central defender of Nimba is burly with an iron will. His presence paid-off in all five undefeated games of Nimba County but Nimba’s final against Bassa was inarguably his weakness.4. Jerry Wleh: The Grand Bassa skipper was impressive in the defense. He was aggressive and approached his game with effective communicative gestures as an inspiring leader.5. Smith Kamara: Grand Cape Mount’s tall and nippy central defender deserves the status owing to his agility. Kamara, in my opinion was the best central defender of the tournament. He had superb skills in tackling and kicking. His overlap and passes created two goals for Cape Mount.6 and 8. David Tweh and Ramson: The Bong and Bassa midfielders were ball distributors and controllers. Their presence in the middle of the park compelled forwarders to make in-roads.7 and 11. Varney Sando and Sam Jackson: The duo could be coined as ‘Desperate Twin” when they blended. Jackson was crowned twice as the ‘Player of the Match’ for his skills and scoring abilities. Varney, the brave and dribbling player was the ‘Best Player of Bassa’ according to Coach David Doe.10. This is hardly debatable between Nimba’s Prince Choppy and Grand Gedeh’s Lewis Yarpah, but Lewis’s hat-trick against Bong on Sunday made him the potent forwarder of the County Meet’s XI.However, the coach for the above collection would be David Doe of Bassa for winning the trophy, and specifically for converting winger David Paye to a forwarder in the absence of the much-talk about Varney Sando.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Union of Disabled Fiscally Strapped

first_imgThe president of the National Union of Organizations of the Disabled (NUOD), Rev. Fallah S. Cymbianoh, says the major challenge facing the union is funding and disclosed that the organization does not have a stable source of funding to support its activities.Subsidies provided by government through the National Commission on Disabilities cannot even cover the monthly rent of the Union’s office and presently, “we are facing eviction,” Rev. Cymbianoh announced in his address at the opening of the two-day National General Assembly of NUOD in Monrovia last Tuesday.The Assembly officially opened by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, brought together delegates from all fifteen counties under the theme, “Getting to Zero New Ebola, Mainstreaming Persons with Disabilities and Post-Ebola Recovery Plan.”  “To put it more bluntly Madam President, the Union is in a precarious financial situation,” said Cymbianoh, emphasizing the need to have at least 30 percent of the budget of the National Commission on Disabilities allocated to the Union to match its rising challenges.Rev. Cymbianoh praised the European Union for its assistance since 2012 through a project that covered its rental obligations over the last few years but which has now expired.While commending the President for reconstituting the National Commission on Disabilities and its role in directing the affairs of persons with disabilities, Cymbianoh appealed to her to appoint NCD’s leadership from a shortlist already provided to her through the office of Vice President Joseph Boakai.In her address, President Sirleaf assured members of NUOD that irrespective of their physical conditions they are part of the Liberian nation as one people and deserve equal opportunities, pledging that her administration remains committed to support Liberians with disabilities in the government’s development agenda. Her administration will not allow disability to be a disadvantage to their participation in the collective development of the country President Sirleaf said and promised to work along with NUOD in achieving the goals and agenda which emerged out of the Assembly.The General Assembly also brought together various disabled people’s organizations from all 15 counties. They meet in March of each year. During the conference held at the Mildred Page Hall of the S. Trowen Nagbe United Methodist Church, all chapters reported to the NUOD, which also makes a formal report of its activities for the past year.Also during this Assembly, a new corps of officers was expected to be elected to run the affairs of the NUOD for a four-year term.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

3 Young Brothers Drown In Maryland

first_imgWhile crossing the Cavalla River with their mother A report reaching the Daily Observer says three boys under age 10 drowned in the Cavalla River at the Kablaken Border in Maryland County on September 3, while crossing over to the Ivory Coast.The report was confirmed by the Liberia Immigration Service (LIS) Border Patrol Unit Commander in Maryland, Lavalah Poultolnor, who wrote on his Facebook Page that the three children along with their mother, Mary Allison, and three men were in the  canoe when it capsized at about 3:15 p.m. that fateful day.“The three men who were paddling  the canoe unfortunately were not able to rescue any of the kids,” Poultolnor said.Kablaken is a small town on the border with Ivory Coast in the south, where the Cavalla River runs into the Atlantic Ocean. The town lies on the banks of the river, with a lagoon, sandy beaches full of coconut trees and other beautiful vegetation on the other side.The drownings have raised concern and many people have called for effective measures to avoid a recurrence of the tragedy.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

2 Uitvlugt Estate Managers sent on leave

first_imgFlying knives incident…as investigations continueMore than one month after the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) commenced its investigation into a flying knives incident at the Uitvlugt Estate, the report remains incomplete.However, Guyana Times was reliably informed that two senior officials were sent on administrative leave on Monday. An individual familiar with the probe stated that the individuals sent on leave are the maintenance supervisor and engineer at the Uitvlugt Sugar Estate.In August, the Number Two Turbine encountered a mishap and several knives became loose and went flying through the air in the direction of factory workers. This stalled cane production for over a week which resulted in losses and affectedUitvlugt Estate, West Coast Demerara (Agriculture Ministry photo)the Estate’s ability to achieve its target.“The investigation on the Number Two turbine is not concluded but we have to know who’s at fault. It is either mechanical or human error,” a source close to the investigation updated.Guyana Times was told on Wednesday that as the probe nears its end, some five managers were recently interviewed at Uitvlugt Estate, include the two senior operatives, who were reportedly sent on leave. Information recently disclosed revealed that these very managers were among those slated to be called into GuySuCo’s Head Office at La Bonne Intention (LBI), East Coast Demerara, to be part of the main investigator’s final assessment of the incident, wherein it could be determined if sanctions would be imposed. Though it has not been confirmed when that “final assessment” will take place, this publication was told that several Uitvlugt Estate managers were called to GuySuCo’s headquarters for a meeting on Wednesday morning.“Every single manager is at LBI at a high [level] meeting; all the managers gone to the meeting… the estate manager, the agriculture manager, factory manager, finance manager, human resources manager, all deputies, about 10 persons gone there,” a GuySuCo functionary indicated.This publication attempted to secure confirmation and clarification from Deputy Chief Executive Officer (DCEO) and Finance Director Paul Bhim on these reports but calls to his number went unanswered. However, an Uitvlugt executive attached to that very meeting claimed, on the condition of anonymity, that Wednesday’s gathering was geared for “training”. In the last several weeks, GuySuCo has had little to say on the mishap which posed a danger to the lives of many workers. When the investigation commenced, GuySuCo did tell the public that the probe was underway but observed that it was viewing the fault as an “engineering matter”.The Sugar Corporation had also told the public that senior managers and several senior engineers will investigate the matter along with managers from the human resources and health and safety departments. The original investigation which was initially set to last for about three weeks was crafted to determine just how the cane shredder became uncontrollable and 64 out of 70 knives went haywire.As reported previously, workers ducked for safety when the knives hit the wall and the machine was immediately shut down for over a week. However, several tonnes were able to be salvaged after the estate’s turbine had to be replaced with one from the defunct La Bonne Intention (LBI) factory.Nevertheless, the grains garnered were of a substandard quality, as the sugar was “grainy” as opposed to coarse crystals which are consistent with a higher quality of produce. GuySuCo’s Chief Industrial Relations Manager, Deodat Sukhoo, had been selected to head the probe into the flying knives incident.There were initial inquiries by senior officers of GuySuCo who visited the Uitvlugt factory when it broke down and millions of dollars’ worth of cane was initially left to spoil However, several tonnes were later saved after Guyana Times reported the matter. The damage to the cane shredder resulted in millions of dollars in losses, at the expense of the State via taxpayers’ dollars. (Shemuel Fanfair)last_img read more

Local RCMP detachment presents 2009 stats

first_img[asset|aid=2495|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=dd8874c513727b45c5788492f37c4c61-Egan 2_2_Pub.mp3] Meanwhile, Egan is attributing last year’s low vandalism numbers to the Anti-Social Behavior sessions held last spring. During those meetings, the City gathered a list of crimes that the public felt where high-priority. Vandalism was one of the top-ranking crimes, and RCMP members were advised of the community’s concern. Egan says the detachment saw 421 vandalism cases in 2009, compared to 547 cases in 2008. [asset|aid=2496|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=dd8874c513727b45c5788492f37c4c61-Egan 1_2_Pub.mp3] Advertisement Photo: Fort St. John RCMP Inspector Pat Egan listens to a councilor’s question, after he presented the 2009 detachment update on Monday afternoon – Christine Rumleskie/Energeticcity.caBy Christine Rumleskie Traffic fatalities within the Fort St. John RCMP jurisdiction decreased by 60 per cent in 2009. – Advertisement -That’s one of many findings in the 2009 Fort St. John Detachment Update, presented by Inspector Pat Egan at Monday night’s Council Meeting.Egan says in 2008, there were ten traffic fatalities, but in 2009, that number dropped to four. Inspector Egan says more traffic check stops likely decreased last year’s numbers. The report also provided numbers on drug-related charges within Fort St. John. The stats indicate that cocaine possession and trafficking was down. Meanwhile, marijuana possession was also down, while marijuana trafficking increased only slightly. Inspector Egan says many ‘high-profile’ drug traffickers were arrested in 2008, which could have resulted in the lower numbers. Advertisement The RCMP dealt with a significant amount of people who were drunk in public last year. In 2008, officers got 661 calls, but in 2009, there were more than 920 people that were caught drunk in a public location. Egan is optimistic about the statistic, saying that police presence has increased in the downtown core, resulting in more people being apprehended.Overall, the detachment received 13,836 calls for service, which is 6% lower from 2008. City Council will now be meeting with officers from the local detachment on February 15th, to establish a list of priorities for 2010.last_img read more

Hydro to research First Nations claims of elevated mercury levels in Peace region fish

first_imgIt’s a partnership involving BC Hydro, the Province, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, First Nations, and public stakeholders, working to conserve and enhance fish and wildlife impacted by existing Hydro dams.The species list ranges from grizzly bears, to sockeye salmon, to moose, caribou and bats, and the program’s regional boards have approved 124 fish and wildlife projects for the 2015-16 fiscal with a combined value of $8.9 million. It’s been presented by First Nations as yet another reason why the Site-C project should be scrapped but Hydro says as part of the its environmental process, studies were conducted to assess, how the third dam on the Peace River would impact mercury levels.It says they found baseline levels of methylmercury in the project area are generally low, with concentrations in water consistently below detection limits.- Advertisement -It also claims the concentrations in fish are lower than in other lakes and reservoirs in BC, and in fact among the lowest in the country.The First Nations concerns focused on the many plants and trees submerged by the WAC Bennett Dam flooding and the subsequent release of mercury by decaying matter, finding its way into the food chain.However, Hydro spokesman Dave Conway notes, the Site C reservoir area will be cleared of trees and plants prior to being filled, and the as a condition of its environmental approval, the crown corporation must develop a Methylmercury Monitoring Plan in consultations with the First Nations Health Authority and aboriginal groups.Meanwhile, Peace River South MLA Mike Bernier reportedly said it’s critical that the province preserves its ecological diversity of fish and wildlife species, its noted a long list of animals will be beneficiaries of the latest round of funding through the Fish and Wildlife Compensation ProgramAdvertisementlast_img read more