Trackers set for regular season finale with Blues

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Northeast B.C./ Yukon Trackers are set for their regular season finale versus the St. Albert Blues on the weekend.Trackers bench boss Gerard Dicaire says he knows there is a lot riding on the game.“It’s our last regular season game and we are in a battle for first place. If Peace River loses Friday night to St. Albert, we clinch. If Peace River wins we hold our fate in our own hands. Becomes a must win on Saturday. Either way, we will be looking to continue good habits and play Trackers style of hockey. Fast, relentless, and hard-working hockey.”This year’s Trackers team has set a record for the most points in a season with 44 since they entered the Northern Alberta Midget Hockey League. The team’s 20 wins is also a club record.- Advertisement -Saturday’s clash with the Blues gets underway at 2:00 p.m. at the North Peace Arena.last_img read more

Basketball player and billionaire are buds

first_imgLeBron James invited a buddy who has even more money than he does to watch him play. Billions and billions more. Philanthropist and businessman Warren Buffett, wearing a black T-shirt with “Witness” glittering on the front, sat courtside as a guest of James on Sunday night for the Cleveland Cavaliers’ game against the Denver Nuggets. Though an unlikely pair, Cleveland’s All-Star forward and Buffet are friends and mutual admirers. They first met a few months ago over a lunch of cheeseburgers in Omaha, Neb. “He wanted a few tips on basketball and I wanted a little advice on money,” joked Buffett, estimated by Forbes Magazine to be worth $52 billion. “We switch. He tells me what socks to buy and I tell him what stocks to pick.” Before tip-off, Buffett said he was eager to see his first NBA game in many years. “I like basketball. I used to play when I was young – not very well,” said the 76-year-old Buffett, ranked by Forbes as the world’s second-richest man behind Bill Gates. “Of course in Nebraska, they tend to identify with football.” Buffett said he has become a big fan of James, 22, who has built his own business portfolio. James signed a three-year, $60 million contract extension in July and already has endorsement deals worth an estimated $150 million. “He’s terrific,” Buffett said. “I just want to be partners with him. He can probably buy the whole place.” – Associated Press 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

West Covina still weighing options for legal assistance

first_img“We may put the rest of the discussion on the May 1 or May 15 council agenda,” said Chris Freeland, assistant to the city manager. “Or we may call another special meeting. The council wants to conclude the process in May.” The special council meetings framed a spontaneous outdoor meeting at City Hall on Tuesday night. It was primarily attended by residents concerned the regular City Council meeting, scheduled for Tuesday, was canceled. “We were locked out of City Hall, but we still showed up,” said Natalie Mendoza, a resident who attended Tuesday’s rally. Councilman Roger Hernandez said he attended the Tuesday gathering to hear resident concerns. The meeting lasted about 90 minutes, he said. Tuesday’s regular meeting was canceled due to a lack of items on the agenda, Freeland said. “It’s not uncommon for a meeting to be canceled, especially when there’s a lack of reports,” he said. The next regular City Council meeting is scheduled for May 1, officials said. frank.girardot@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811 Ext. 2717 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WEST COVINA – The City Council reached no decision on hiring outside law firms to represent it in a variety of specialized areas, despite holding two special meetings this week. The meetings were held to consider 28 proposals covering four specific areas of legal expertise. On Monday, council members heard proposals from prospective city prosecutors and personnel and labor lawyers. The council was unable to hear proposals from firms seeking to represent the city in general liability lawsuits and worker’s compensation. last_img read more

Datebook

first_imgWEDNESDAY: Children’s author George McClellan will speak, 11 a.m., Burbank Public Library, Buena Vista Branch, 300 N. Buena Vista St. Call (818) 238-5620. I Love My Neighbor contest, 4-6 p.m., Glendale Civic Auditorium, 1401 N. Verdugo Road, Glendale. Free. Call (818) 548-2147. Welcome-home party for returning veterans, 4-7 p.m., Sepulveda VA Hospital, 16111 Plummer St., Bldg. 22, North Hills. Call (310) 268-3340 for reservations. Poetry reading, 7 p.m., Joseph Wahl Arts gallery, 5305 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Woodland Hills. Free. Call (818) 340-9245. North Hills West Neighborhood Council will meet, 7 p.m., Sepulveda VA Hospital, 16111 Plummer St., Bldg. 22, North Hills. Call (818) 893-8613. Conejo Valley author Elliot Harvey will sign books, 7 p.m., Barnes & Noble Bookstore, Westlake Village Promenade, 160 S. Westlake Blvd. Call (805) 529-3647. “Night Before Nationals” performance, 7 p.m., Moorpark College Performing Arts Center, 7075 Campus Road. Tickets: $8. Call (805) 378-1456. Mail Datebook entries to Daily News City Desk, P.O. Box 4200, Woodland Hills, CA 91365; fax (818) 713-0058; e-mail dnmetro@dailynews.com. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

2,400 are ready to lie down for peace

first_imgSAUGUS – New York-based photographer Zach Gold, whose work ranges from rap stars’ portraits to Nike shoe ads, sees a mesa in a remote corner of Saugus and envisions the desolate desert landscape of Iraq. Some 2,400 volunteers – representing Americans who have died fighting in Iraq – will pose there Saturday, lying on the parched land, as Gold shoots a photograph that he says will be his most meaningful project ever. “I’m at a place in my life where instead of having a good idea and putting it aside until I have time, I thought I’d put it out in the world,” Gold said Wednesday in a phone interview, moments after landing at LAX. The color photo is for Know War, a group pushing to end the war in Iraq, and is intended as a memorial to the dead service men and women. Information on how to participate is available at www.knowwar.com. The mesa has a “flat hard-packed desert feeling,” Gold said. Most recently, scenes from Steven Spielberg’s “War of the Worlds” were filmed there. “The idea is that it look as much like Iraq as possible,” Gold said. Public awareness, not politics, is his motivation, he said. “It’s not a demonstration or a protest,” he said. “It’s a memorial. But it’s subject to individual interpretations.” pat.aidem@dailynews.com (661) 257-5251160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2It’s Gold’s hope that the sheer numbers of “bodies” strewn about Cruzan Mesa – known as Mystery Mesa to the film industry, which frequently shoots there – will make Americans realize the human toll the war in Iraq has taken. The site is near Vasquez Canyon Road and Sierra Highway. “I’ve read a lot about Vietnam and World War II and all the numbers of the dead in those wars was being publicized for comparisons to the war in Iraq,” Gold said. “You say 500, 1,000, well, that’s not really a war compared to the losses of life in Vietnam. “But the way I look at it, one death doesn’t seem like a lot unless that one death happens to be your brother. I want to show Americans what 2,400 deaths looks like.” Ann Malinowsky of Know War said the organization has the support of veterans groups. Know War, she said, stands for an end to this war by raising public awareness with a graphic depiction of the real toll. Both a 30-second public service announcement and a documentary will be developed in tandem with the photo shoot, Malinowsky said. last_img read more

L.A. officials may challenge Kern ban on imported sludge

first_imgThe proposed project has been reviewed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and is now open for public comment. Under the plan, three wells would be drilled at the Terminal Island Treatment Plant. One well would be used to inject the slurry of sterilized waste into the spongelike sandstone where oil has been extracted. Two other wells would be used to monitor the spread of the biosolids in the rock. “Over time, the expectation is that the material should break down into its constituent products: methane and carbon dioxide,” said David Albright, manager of the EPA’s groundwater office for the southwest region. The slurry will be injected about one-half mile below the lowest groundwater level, and EPA officials said the project should have no impact on drinking water. Bureau of Sanitation Division Manager Omar Moghaddam said the project would begin with 50 tons of biosolids per day and could eventually reach 400 tons. That could cut the cost of the city’s biosolid program by more than $2 million a year. Moghaddam also said there would be less pollution from trucking biosolids to Kern County and fewer greenhouse gases from decomposing sludge. But the project has raised concern among some environmentalists. kerry.cavanaugh@dailynews.com (213) 978-0390160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2The city now could be forced to spend up to $21 million per year to truck its sludge to Arizona. But Los Angeles officials said they are considering their options and a lawsuit is likely. “There’s a pretty clear understanding that legal action will ensue,” said Councilwoman Jan Perry, who heads the City Council’s Energy and Environment Committee. City attorneys are still evaluating the case and will advise the City Council in the coming weeks, Perry said. Meanwhile, Los Angeles is moving forward with an experiment to reduce the city’s dependence on the Kern farm by injecting up to 400 tons of sludge into rock a mile beneath Terminal Island in San Pedro. Los Angeles officials said Wednesday they are considering a lawsuit to challenge Kern voters’ decision to keep L.A. from trucking its sewage sludge to the other county. The Kern ban came even as L.A. officials launched an experimental project to inject sludge beneath the ground in San Pedro. Kern voters easily passed Measure E late Tuesday to prohibit the use of highly treated human waste, or biosolids, as fertilizer in unincorporated areas of their county. The initiative, which takes effect within six months, was aimed at blocking Los Angeles from trucking 750 tons of biosolids per day to the city-owned Green Acres Farm in Kern. last_img read more

DONEGAL GIRLS ARE FAI SOCCER CHAMPIONS!

first_imgMoville Community College won the UMBRO FAI Schools Junior Girls title at Finn Park in Ballybofey yesterday as they beat Dublin’s Alexandra College, 4-2, in a pulsating final.Áine McLaughlin put the Foylesiders ahead after just two minutes but Alex drew level through an Aisling Nugent strike on 12 minutes.Moville struck again early in the second half with Sarah Jane McDonald scoring from all of 20 yards with a superb strike. They then made it 3-1 through Gemma McGuinness and McDonald added the fourth ten minutes from time to put them on the road to victory.Alexandra’s Nugent pulled one back with a great volley three minutes from time but it was merely a consolation as the Moville girls held on to lift the trophy for the first time since 2007.MOVILLE CC: L. McLaughlin, Henry, M. McDermott, E. McDermott, K. McLaughlin, S. McDonald, A. McLaughlin, C. McDermott, Lafferty, McGuinness, S.J. McDermott. Subs: R. McLaughlin for E. McDermott (20 mins), McCreadie for S. McDonald (56 mins).ALEXANDER COLLEGE: Ni Chonluin, Cowhey, Shannon, Gleeson, Smal, McPhillips, Roopnarinesingh, Beatty, McDermott, Healy, Nugent. Subs: Diepman for McPhillips (52 mins), O’Donnell for Shannon (65), McCollum for Cowhey (75). Referee: E Moore (Donegal). SEND YOUR MATCH REPORTS TO INFO@DONEGALDAILY.COMDONEGAL GIRLS ARE FAI SOCCER CHAMPIONS! was last modified: March 22nd, 2011 by gregShare 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)last_img read more

Leeds suffer injury blow with player pictured in cast

first_img scrap 2 And he will also miss Leeds’ upcoming clash against West Brom due to a bruised foot sustained at the start of this week.A picture leaked on social media showed Pearce wearing a cast around his left foot, with the Yorkshire Evening Post going on to confirm his absence from Saturday’s match vs the Baggies. The youngster made his first league appearance last month against Ipswich, and also played a couple of days later in a home draw with Nottingham Forest.However, Pearce then missed out on playing against Wigan last weekend, not even making the Marcelo Bielsa’s matchday selection. Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update LATEST Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion BEST OF Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Leeds will be without Tom Pearce until after the international break after the full-back was pictured with a cast on his foot.Pearce, 20, has made just four appearances this season, but he has featured in all but three of their matchday squads. How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings revealed Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 center_img Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Most Read In Football tense Pearce has made four appearances this season SORRY Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade RANKED gameday cracker predicted Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City latest 2 Pearce was also forced to sit out Leeds‘ Under-23s defeat to Crewe earlier this week, but it is believed he will return to training during the international break.last_img read more

Not as easy as ABC

first_imgSANTA FE SPRINGS — Officials of a San Gabriel Valley Head Start program vowed Thursday to shut down their preschool program unless the Los Angeles County Office of Education backs off its threat to stop providing cash payments in advance. Parents and officials of ABC Child Development Inc. of El Monte rallied against changing the way the agency receives payment during a demonstration at the county education office’s Santa Fe Springs headquarters. About 60 people chanted and carried signs protesting the change. County education officials said ABC needs to provide a plan to repay about $870,000 in federal money it should not have received during the period from 1998 to 2001. But Francesca Tucker-Schuyler, executive director of the nonprofit Head Start program, said her agency does not have that kind of money. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 “I’ve been telling them that we don’t have this money. We’re poor. All we do is serve the poor,” she said. Richard De La Torre, spokesman for the county Office of Education, said his agency is not forcing ABC Child Development to close. The preschool program serves the communities of Alhambra, Commerce, unincorporated East Los Angeles, Rowland Heights, La Puente, Monterey Park and Rosemead. The county will continue to pay for salaries and classes that ABC Child Development provides, De La Torre said. However, other expenses no longer will be paid in advance, he said. The payment dispute stems from a federal audit of ABC for the 1998-2001 period. That review found that ABC administrators authorized bonuses and extra sick leave to employees that were not allowed under federal rules. Altogether, 28 of the 29 agencies the county education office contracts to provide Head Start preschool services were found to have numerous problems, according to a federal Department of Health and Human Services audit performed earlier this year. The audit questions about $13 million of the $210 million in federal funds received by the county Office of Education and distributed to area programs. That money has to be repaid, said De La Torre. ABC Child Development receives about $10 million annually from the county. David Ramos, parental involvement coordinator for ABC, said parents should not be made to suffer for the county’s lax oversight of its preschool contractors. “They didn’t do their job properly,” he said. “Their negligence shouldn’t affect children and their families.” De La Torre said that all of the contracting agencies have to be held accountable. “We do have monitoring responsibilities and those are very strict,” he said. “The federal Head Start regulations are detailed.” But parents who attended Thursday’s rally said they did not understand why their preschool programs were being put in jeopardy. Carmen De Lao, an Alhambra grandparent who has custody of her 3-year-old grandchild, said the preschool service is important to her. “I can’t afford to pay for a private service,” De Lao said. — Mike Sprague can be reached at (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3022, or by e-mail at mike.sprague@sgvn.com.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Mom’s tastes lean to pureed

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Her entry was chosen the winner out of nearly 4,000 essays. Along with the scholarship money, she also gets a year’s supply of Ensure Healthy Mom shakes and snack bars. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! During her pregnancy, Sara Rhodes has been stocking up on lots and lots of baby food – for her. Rhodes says she’s been eating at least five jars of baby food a day and has even found herself snacking on strained fruits and vegetables in her car and at her work desk. Her fondness for baby food has paid off. The 36-year-old from Mar Vista, Calif., who is due in November received $10,000 this month as the winner of the “Crazy Cravings Contest.” “I first fell in love with the taste of pureed plums, rice, bananas and sweet potatoes eight weeks into my first pregnancy. I indulged in my craving all the time and often times found myself in the car or at my work desk licking the inside of baby food jars!” she explained. last_img read more