Small fire quickly extinguished at Bert Bowes

first_imgBy Jon ZacksFort St. John’s Assistant Fire Chief, Curtis Redpath, has confirmed there was a small fire at Bert Bowes school on Friday.Redpath says the fire was in the lobby of the school, and had been put out with a fire extinguisher by the time crews arrived.- Advertisement -He says there were no injuries, and only minor damage.  The school was briefly evacuated as a precaution.Redpath says the investigation into the blaze is still underway.This story was submitted via a newstip, to energeticcity-beta.mystagingwebsite.comAdvertisementlast_img

Couture captures heavyweight title

first_imgAs he stood in the center of the Octagon, chest heaving and sweat dripping from his brow, all Randy Couture could do was smile and offer one simple sentence. “Not bad for an old man, huh?” Few outside of Couture’s camp believed it could happen. Couture, 43, had been retired since losing the light heavyweight title to Chuck Liddell in February of 2006. In coming back to fight, he was taking on Sylvia, a 6-foot-8, 260-pound giant of a champion who possesses one-punch knockout power. If Couture was to have a chance, he would have to take Sylvia to the mat where his superior wrestling skills could be put to use. Instead, Couture showed off his striking ability early, landing a solid overhand right to the jaw of Sylvia, who was immediately staggered. Though Sylvia survived the round, it seemed he never recovered from that opening punch. “I didn’t think he’d try to strike with me,” Sylvia admitted in the post-fight interview. “He kept me off balance the entire fight.” Not bad for any man. Couture had just become, once again, the UFC heavyweight champion thanks to a unanimous victory over Tim Sylvia in Saturday’s main event of UFC 68 in Columbus, Ohio. center_img Couture continued to control the pace of the fight, getting the better of the exchanges when the fighters were standing, and controlling the ground game, as expected. It was UFC’s debut in the midwest, and the crowd of approximately 19,000 at Nationwide Arena saw two fighters begin their quest regain their championship status. Rich Franklin, who lost his middleweight title to Anderson Silva last October, scored an impressive TKO victory over Jason McDonald. Franklin looked like his old self against McDonald, showing off his well-rounded style. Near the end of the second round, Franklin gained full-mount position and pounded his opponent until the bell rang to end the round. McDonald could not answer the bell for the third round. Also, former welterweight champ Matt Hughes, coming off a loss to Georges St. Pierre, earned a unanimous decision over Chris Lytle. For more on this event, visit James Melroy’s MMA blog at 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

Soap actress offers ‘kiss’ to Peru player who secures Copa win over Chile

first_img“We want to give a kiss to the Peru national team. I’m seriously thinking about offering a kiss (obviously with permission) to whoever is responsible for beating Chile on Wednesday,” the 31-year-old actress wrote on Twitter to her almost 800,000 followers.That generated 8,000 likes and more than 7,000 comments.Cayo is a soap actress and singer who is well-known in both Peru and Colombia.She’s currently starring in the Netflix series “Club de Cuervos” (crows club.)She added on Instagram that she was “offering my grain of sand” towards a Peru victory.Peru have won the Copa America twice before in 1939 and 1975 and this is the third time in the last four editions that they have reached the semi-finals.Chile have won the last two Copa editions, on home soil in 2015 and then the Centenario tournament in the United States a year later.The semi-final winners will play either hosts Brazil or Argentina in Sunday’s final at the Maracana in Rio de Janeiro.0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Peruvian actress and singer Stephanie Cayo, pictured here in Hollywood in 2018, has almost 800,000 Twitter followers © GETTY/AFP / Greg DohertyLIMA, Peru, Jul 3 – A popular Peruvian soap actress has offered an unusual incentive to encourage her country’s footballers to give their all to reach the Copa America final.Unfancied Peru play champions Chile in the second semi-final in Porto Alegre on Wednesday and Stephanie Cayo has promised to kiss the player who wins the match for her country.last_img read more


first_imgSt Eunan’s U16s celebrate their county title winST EUNAN’S U16 boys are county champions after upsetting the odds with a seven point win over Mac Cumhaills at St Mary’s Convoy this afternoon.Mac Cumhaills had won the northern final in the same competition a couple of weeks ago and were odds-on favourites to go on and land the all-county title.But a gritty and determined St Eunan’s won 3-11 to 1-10 in the end. And didn’t look like it was going to go that way as Mac Cumhaills raced into a 1-01 lead after just six minutes with Eunan’s yet to score.The black and amber boys stuck to their task though so that by half-time they trailed by just a single point as Mac Cumhaills led 1-04 to 0-06.But three magical goals in five minutes mid-way through the second half swung the game towards the Letterkenny lads and they never looked back.The crucial goals came from Oisin Purdy, Michael McGroary and Louis Hasson. Points: Hasson (0-02), Niall Hannigan (0-3, 2F), Matthew McGovern (0-02), Éoin McGeehin (0-02), Paddy McColgan (0-01) Eoin O’Boyle (0-01). ST EUNAN’S U16 BOYS UPSET THE ODDS TO LAND COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP was last modified: October 17th, 2015 by John2Share 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:county finalCounty Final PreviewMac CumhaillsSt Eunanslast_img read more


first_imgAGM*Our AGM will take place on Sunday 6th of December at 5pm in the Clubhouse. Anyone with any interest in the running of the club is asked to attend. *U14/U16 Girls Trip to Diblin*Our U14 and U16 Girls teams made the trip to Dublin on Saturday to plat a friendly against Ballymun. Afterwards the teams attended the International Rules match against Australia. Thank you to everyone who helped out on a great trip.*Lotto*This weeks lotto numbers were 6-8-18-22. No jackpot winner, 3 match 3 winners, win €25 each. Jim Diamond, Aidan McHugh, and Ciaran McHugh. Next weeks Jackpot is €1,460. Don’t forget you can enter the lotto from the comfort of your own home by playing through our own FREE Club App. Usual rules apply, pick 4 numbers per box, €2 and €5 options available. Numbers must be entered before 10pm or else they roll over to the next week. Perfect way for our many supporters and exiles overseas who would like to continue to support their Club. *Underage Coaching*Anyone interested in getting involved in the coaching of underage teams are asked to contact Shaun Paul Barrett on 086-6052169*Lotto Database*Lotto database players are reminded that end of year payments are now due. Anyone wishing to join the lotto database in 2015 can download the standing order form from the Club website or contact Joe McNulty. The benefits of joining the database are:– Full family membership for 2015 included– Entered into every draw every week– Automatically in Christmas hamper draw (One for database members only)– 11 weeks free entry to lotto draw*Lotto Sellers Required*The Club is seeking lotto sellers in the Milford, Ramelton and Rathmullan areas. If you are interested contact Joe McNulty on 086-8547114 *Contact Us*For all information and queries contact, follow us on Twitter on @CLGBnaG, and on Facebook on or see our website*CLG BnaG Club Gear*A selection of club gear is available to order. Photos and prices of these items are on the club website and on the new Team App. Orders can be placed with Agnes Ryan 0868194751GAA NEWS: MILFORD WANT COACHES TO HELP WITH UNDERAGE TEAMS was last modified: November 25th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:GAASportlast_img read more

Uganda Rugby Premier League gets UGX 670m boost ahead of kick-off

first_img Tags: Francis NyendeGodwin KayangweHeathensKobsNile Special StautRugby Premier League Uganda Rugby and Nile Breweries officials pose with a dummy cheque OF UGX 670m on Thursday. (PHOTO/URU)KAMPALA – The Rugby Premier League has signed a mega sponsorship deal with Nile Breweries ahead of Friday night’s kick-off.Under their brand-Nile Special Staut, the Beer giants have invested a mouth-watering UGX 670m into the Uganda Rugby top flight.The sponsorship is understood to be covering direct investment in clubs, prize money for winners and individual prizes.Speaking at the launch of the partnership on Thursday, Uganda Rugby Union President, Godwin Kayangwe saluted Nile Breweries as solid partners and investors in the development of the game in Uganda given their decade-long partnership.“We wholeheartedly welcome Nile Special Stout as the title sponsor of the League and are privileged that rugby has been selected as the anchor sponsorship, noted Kayangwe.“This is a testament to the growth of the game as an entertaining spectacle. And while we will always have a special place for Nile Special, we will embrace Nile Special Stout on this new journey as we’ve launched our new ambitious strategy to make rugby the leading sport in the country.“Thank you Nile Breweries for truly living the line “Number one fan of Uganda Rugby” and we pledge to give Nile Special Stout a great landing as it’s launched to the rest of the country.”The Nile Special Stout brand manager Francis Nyende affirmed that even though the sponsorship has changed hands to the new brand, Nile Special Stout, the commitment to partnering rugby is as high as it’s ever been.“Rugby is much more than a game. It’s a lifestyle, a livelihood for some, an entertainment for many and a proud flag bearer of our country, said Nyende.“As a bold, dark and satisfying liquid, we share certain intrinsic values with rugby players and fans and as the first and only stout crafted in Uganda, Nile Special Stout is proud to partner with such a great property that consistently flies our flag high and proud.”The Rugby Premier League kicks off on Friday, November 30th with Heathens taking on Kobs at Kyadondo.The game will be played at 8pm, a rare kick-off time in Uganda.Among others, the sponsorship will coverUGX 100M – Directly to clubsUGX 40.5M – Prize money. Last season the prize money was 22MUGX 8M – Special Categories prize money; a 100% increase from last seasonOpening Weekend FixturesFriday, 29th NovHima Cement Heathens v  Betway Kobs – Kyadondo 8pmSaturday, 30th NovToyota Buffaloes    v Plascon Mongers – Kyadondo 4:30pmDusupay Warriors    v Impis -Kings Park 2:30pmShell Rhinos         v Stanbic Pirates – Kings Park 4:30pmComments last_img read more

After Raiders victory, coach Jon Gruden mocks Bears disco celebration: ‘Let’s all start dancing!’

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos or video on a mobile device They don’t have to teach this at pro football class. Those who make it to the NFL figure it out on their own:Gloat while you can. After the Chicago Bears defeated the Minnesota Vikings in Week 4, the Bears repaired to their locker room which was decked out as an honest-to-Roger-Goodell 1970s-era disco. You are dubious. You should be. But it’s true. Step into Club Dub. If Richard Gere, Andy …last_img

Pharma conference debuts in Africa

first_imgThe IGPA conference, a world gathering forthe generic medicines industry, conveneson African soil for the first time in 2011.(Image: Stock Exchange) MEDIA CONTACTS • Natalie Kensley  Project manager, Conference Company  +27 21 914 2751 RELATED ARTICLES • Price of ARVs slashed • Locals gain from medicinal herb deal • African farms grow malaria drug • Latest study on ‘miracle’ HIV plantChristel JordaanCape Town is set to host the 14th annual International Generic Pharmaceutical Alliance (IGPA) Conference at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from 1-3 November 2011.Cape Town will become the first city on the African continent to host this conference. The previous event took place in Mumbai, India.This year’s theme is Breaking Barriers to Medicine Access. This is a real everyday concern for many people – especially in Africa where access to life-saving medicines such as antiretrovirals is still limited in parts.A top event for the global generics industry, previous editions of the conference have brought together delegates from over 32 countries and this is expected to swell at this year’s event.Delegates are drawn from CEOs of major generic medicine manufacturers; academics; scientific, legal and regulatory experts; policy makers; and health ministries.These representatives of local, regional and international industries are able to network, gain knowledge directly from the world’s top generic practitioners, learn about the latest research, and set up prospective new business opportunities.Key speakers at this year’s conference include Dr Lembit Rago of the World Health Organisation; Selwyn Kahanovitz, CEO of Lithahealthcare; representatives of the US-based Food and Drug Administration; and Dr Skhumbuzo Ngozwana, chairman of South Africa’s National Association of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers.“For South Africa, crossing this new frontier and breaking barriers to bring the conference to Africa is a real honour,” said Ngozwana in a statement on the event website.Affordable medicine for allFounded in 1997, the IGPA aims to ensure that all consumers have access to affordable, quality medicines. It consists of the generic pharmaceutical associations of Europe, Canada, the US, India, Japan and South Africa, which was accepted as a full IGPA member at the previous conference in India.The generic associations of Brazil, Jordan, and Taiwan are observer members. Observer status is being considered for Malaysia and Mexico. This is a privilege granted to some non-members to allow them to participate in IGPA activities.South Africa’s NAPM was founded in 1977 and is one of the oldest pharmaceutical manufacturing associations. It focuses on the manufacture and supply of generic medicines while taking into account the environmental needs of the country and its people.The NAPM also assists the government with generic manufacturing policies.Same quality, lower priceGeneric medicines are those that contain the same active ingredients as their original brand-name equivalents. They provide the same quality, safety, and efficiency as the original version as their manufacturers perform in-depth analysis before being allowed to market the product.Each generic medicine is tested for the same bioequivalence as the original. This means that the generic must release the same amount of active ingredient over the same time frame as the original. Once a generic is approved, it is closely observed by manufacturers and health authorities.As belts tighten in many families across the world, doctors are increasingly prescribing generics as they are cheaper than the branded formulation by up to 90%, and therefore offer a cost effective alternate to expensive medicines.If this strategy could be implemented across the globe, it could free up millions to bolster current healthcare systems and services, or to provide more expensive treatments for patients, especially for chronic and life-threatening illnesses such as HIV/Aids, malaria or diabetes.The IGPA encourages doctors to prescribe generics and pharmacies to dispense generics, and regular consumers are also encouraged to enquire about generic medicines.last_img read more

Syngenta Ordered to Pay Farmers Over $200 Million

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest A federal jury has ordered Swiss giant Syngenta to pay $217.7 million to Kansas farmers after a verdict was announced this week at a trial in Kansas City. The class action lawsuit was brought because of the Viptera line of corn seed Syngenta began selling to farmers in 2011. At the time, Sygenta hadn’t received Chinese approval of the trait (MIR162) within the seed that gave it insect resistance.China began rejecting U.S. grain shipments in 2013 because it detected the unapproved trait in corn. China would go on to approve the trait in 2014 but farmers contended the damage had been done because of lower corn prices and lost sales. The plaintiffs contend that the China rejection led to grower losses of more than $5 billion.The trial featured four Kansas farmers representing more than 7,000 across the state. Syngenta issued a statement saying they were disappointed with the verdict “because it will only serve to deny American farmers access to future technologies, even when they’re approved in the U.S.” The release said the case is without merit and Syngenta will be moving forward with an appeal. Class action lawsuits have been approved in several other states, including Arkansas, Missouri, Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, Ohio, and South Dakota.last_img read more

Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast, March 12, 2019

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest High pressure moves over the state today and will yield good sunshine all day long!  Temperatures today will be mostly near normal, and will even climb a bit late in the day as south winds start to really kick in.Tomorrow clouds will be on the increase, and we wont rule out a few scattered showers developing in the NW part of the state. The southern half of the state may be able to stay partly sunny through the entire day, but even with clouds around most of Ohio does not see precipitation through the day tomorrow. Overnight tomorrow night rain potential picks up, and we see a fairly wet 24-30 hour period from there through Friday morning  Rain will be moderate to heavy in spots and we also will not rule out a few afternoon and night time thunderstorms Thursday night. Rain totals for the 2 day period will be from .4”-1.4” with coverage at 90% of the state. See the map at right. Thunderstorms should be limited mostly to the southern half of the state, but we won’t completely rule out a little action farther north. Mild temps will be seen tomorrow as we move into the 50s and 60s, and on Thursday, we would not be surprised at a move to highs near 70! All of that temperature move comes on strong south flow.Friday early morning we should be done with precipitation, and clouds will give way to some sun. Temps are likely to start to moving back just a bit. WE still think we will see temps in the 50s and 60s, before we revert back to normal over the weekend. Saturday can feature a few more clouds and perhaps a few spits and sprinkles or even flurries in the morning, but that will be very limited, and moisture only ends up with around 25% coverage.Beautiful, dry, sunny weather arrives on Sunday with high pressure dominating. The dry pattern holds all the way through next week into the start of the 11-16 day period next Friday. Temperatures will be near normal through the period. Unfortunately, we can’t keep that pattern going for the balance of the extended window.Scattered showers are back starting Saturday the 23rd, a day that starts with sun, but sees clouds quickly move int .The showers for Saturday will be mostly from I-70 north by sunset, and can bring up to .3″. On Sunday , we see showers from US 30 north can bring up to another .3″, and then morning showers on Monday the 21st bring up to another .3″ from US 30 north. This time, though, by late in the day, we see that rain spreading south. Rain continues Monday night, Tuesday and Wednesday, the 25th through 27th  statewide. Combined rain totals for the entire 5 day period will be 1 to 3 inches from US 30 north, and 1-2 inches from US 30 south. Rain coverage will be 100%.last_img read more