Practices intensify as Huskies prepare for season

first_imgCoach Gary Alexander says that he’s been happy with how players have responded to practices despite the occasional hiccup.“I think the practices have all been going good, good tempo, pretty good attention to what we’re doing,” he explains. “Sloppiness is of course a little bit there, but everybody is pretty enthused. We’re still a little short on numbers, but it looks good.”He adds that while the team does have goals of where they want to be come the season opener in Dawson Creek, what’s more important is working with at the time.- Advertisement -“It’s not a matter of where we’re hoping to have them, it’s where we will be at the time. The regular season is for ironing out all the kinks,” he says. “Training camp is for getting them in a little better shape, and see what you have, and who will play with who. I think we’ll be at a fairly decent level by that time.In the practices ahead, Alexander says the team will continue to up the pace of the practices, while getting the players used to how the coaches want various schemes played out on the ice.“We’ve got another two weeks at least to work on stuff, so we’ll up the tempo, we’ll try to get a little more system in as we move along here,” he maintains. “[I’m] not too concerned with anything in particular, just getting moving, and getting the enthusiasm up.”Advertisement Over the next number of practices, the Huskies will look at pairing up players as they try and figure out their line combinations for the upcoming year. The squad will return to the rink for another practice Tuesday evening.last_img read more

Photos from Remembrance Day in FSJ

first_imgThese photos were taken at the Fort St. John Legion during the Remembrance Day Ceremony.Click on the photo below to view the entire album. Remembrance Day 2008 center_img – Advertisement –last_img

Law students help victims of Katrina

first_imgShe also said he spoke of children not having transportation to school and how food was provided to the elderly last. “He talked about the place like he was living in a prison camp,” she said, noting that security guards line the remote community. “He feels like they’re being treated as pariahs – being picked up \ and put somewhere so no one has to look at them. “There’s a sense that they want to hide \ so they aren’t faced with what they’ve done and what’s happened,” she continued. “It broke my heart.” Nguyen said while it is “depressing” to think how much more needs to be done for Katrina victims, she does feel good about the things the law students were able to accomplish. “It’s helpful to see how much people who are exploited or left vulnerable by their circumstances can be helped by attorneys,” she said. “I didn’t see that in Los Angeles. Seeing it so blatantly in Mississippi, that’s something I can take away from that – knowing that we as attorneys can actually make a difference in people’s lives.” molly.okeon@sgvn.com (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4496 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Four area students from the USC School of Law spent their semester break using their legal education to assist Hurricane Katrina victims in still-devastated towns along the Gulf Coast. Stacie Torres, 25, of Sierra Madre said she was shocked to see skeletons of formerly majestic mansions and homes for miles and miles along the coast near Biloxi, Miss. “Mississippi has kind of fallen by the wayside,” said Torres, who worked with a public interest firm called the Mississippi Center for Justice while in Biloxi. “Piers where boats used to be tied up are just concrete pillars and shards of wood in the water. There is still clothing in trees, tattered flags flying and water hoses wrapped around trees.” Despite feeling as though they were “barely chipping at the tip of the iceberg,” as Torres put it, about 550 law students – 30 of whom were from USC – came to New Orleans and Biloxi to lend their legal knowledge to firms that needed people on the ground to research and gather information from the locals affected by Katrina. Along with Torres, Tien Nguyen, 25, from Cerritos, and Jessica Charles, 23, from Pasadena, worked with the center, interviewing people and bringing the information gathered back to the organization for use in future class-action lawsuits. The major problem, Charles explained, is that many of those stricken by the hurricane are of a lower-income bracket and unaware of their legal rights. “A lot of them are living in \ trailers and need assistance moving into houses,” she said. “They need to know their rights when speaking to landlords. People’s rents have doubled and quadrupled during the storm. People need someone to take a stand and talk to people for them.” Most deplorable to USC law student Elizabeth Gonzales, 29, from Pico Rivera, was the way in which the roughly 2,000 residents of Renaissance Village – a FEMA trailer park located in Baker, La., on the outskirts of Baton Rouge – were treated. Gonzalez, who was sent to the trailer park by the New Orleans’ NAACP Gulf Coast Advocacy Center to interview residents about their jobs, said one man told her that those who complained about the living conditions were kicked out. last_img read more

Fast-moving storm fells trees, knocks out power around area

first_imgHe said the NWS had issued high-wind warnings and advisories for the Southland. There were a few isolated micro bursts, but no tornadoes or coastal water spouts were reported. Gusts hit 50 mph in flatlands, and 65-70 mph in the mountains, Kaplan said. The wind were expected to die down overnight and temperatures should return to normal today, with highs in the 60s. The storm seemed to home in on several area mobile home parks. Glenn Agaton, a resident of the Westland Estates Mobile Home Park in Pico Rivera, said he lost his 50-foot-by-10-foot carport cover. He was in his mobile home on the computer when he heard the wind. His dog, Sarita, started barking and then he heard a crash and a bang. He went out and saw that his carport cover had been ripped off and landed on his roof. “The storm just came out of nowhere,” he said. “I looked at the skies and it was just black.” In South El Monte, Scot Shirley said his mobile home at 9540 Garvey Ave. was destroyed by a tree. “It landed on top and just squeezed it like a juice box and flattened it,” he said. He thinks the refrigerator that the storm wedged in the doorway is what is holding his trailer up. Whittier police Lt. Wyatt Powell said the station received about 20 storm-related calls, mostly fallen trees and wires, but no major damage. “It came in real fast,” Powell said. “We had a couple trees fall and a couple wires down, but that is it.” A tree split and fell in the 5400 block of Pioneer Boulevard in Whittier, barely missing the house of John Delgado. Delgado was walking his dog at the time when he heard the crack. “I was praying to God that it didn’t fall on us,” he said. The tree’s branches had scraped his house, but there was no damage. Alfred Guerrero, 55, of Whittier was shopping in Pico Rivera when the storm hit. “As I got out of the car, I said to my wife `Look at all the dust.’ As soon as I got into the \ entrance, sheet metal and shopping carts were blown all over the parking lot.” Elsewhere in the area, there was a report of a tree falling on a house in the 18200 block of Companario Drive in Rowland Heights. Also in the Southland, the roof was torn off the Orange County Fire Authority’s aviation building in Fullerton and harbor patrol officers made numerous rescues involving capsized craft. In Newport Bay, 24 members of a UC Irvine rowing crew were thrown into the water when their boats flipped. Some students swam ashore while others were rescued from the frigid water, said Orange County sheriff’s Sgt. David Ginther. In the desert, thick snow flurries fell in Twentynine Palms, KCDZ-Joshua Tree reported. About 123,800 Southern California Edison customers had outages during the day, but only about 8,200 remained blacked out by late afternoon, the utility said. Another 20,000 Los Angeles Department of Water and Power customers also lost power, said spokeswoman Kim Hughes. All available crews were dispatched to hard-hit areas including Whittier, Montebello, Rosemead, Monterey Park, San Gabriel, Sierra Madre, Monrovia, Alhambra, South El Monte, San Marino, Downey, Commerce, Long Beach, Bellflower, Cerritos, Bell Gardens, Norwalk, Lakewood, Brea, Santa Ana, Cypress and Huntington Beach. Staff Writers Alison Hewitt and Keith Durflinger and the Asosciated Press contributed to this story. mike.sprague@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3022 • Photo Gallery: Windy day A fast-moving storm came from out of the blue Tuesday, causing trees to topple, power lines to snap and wreaking havoc on local mobile home parks. The storm hit about 1 p.m. and tore a path through the Westland Estates and Villa Nova mobile home parks in northern Pico Rivera. “I’ve never experienced anything like that,” said Margaret Soto, 80, a Villa Nova Park resident, whose 30-foot-by-10-foot patio cover was torn off and landed on her roof. “I almost died of fright,” Soto said. “The wind started up and I heard a real ugly noise. It was like a hurricane or tornado.” Two of Soto’s grandchildren, Ed Benavidez of Chino Hills and Pete Oregon of Chino, came to help her. “She was really shaken up,” Benavidez said. Perhaps the only people not caught off guard by the storm were meteorologists at the National Weather Service. “We were not forecasting a lot of rain,” said meteorologist Curt Kaplan. “But we were anticipaitng today would be interesting with strong winds.” last_img

PRRD to provide waste bins for residents; Resiliency Centres close Sunday

first_imgDAWSON CREEK, B.C. – The Peace River Regional District will provide rural residents with waste bins to help during the clean-up.The PRRD has deployed waste bins to the Compass Service Station in the Wildmare Sub for residents who have flood damaged waste and will be available until July 8, 2016.Anyone affected by flooding who has hauled flood damaged waste to a landfill or Tier 1 transfer station between June 17, 2016 and July 5, 2016 may make a request to the Regional District to be reimbursed for tipping fees until July 15, 2016. – Advertisement -To find out more, please contact our office at 250 784-3200. Please save your receipts.Resiliency Centres close SundayResiliency Centres will only be open until this Sunday, June 26 in both Chetwynd and Dawson Creek.  Anyone who requires clean-up kits or assistance from the Red Cross is encouraged to go to one of the centres before they close.Dawson Creek site is located at the Calvin Kruk Centre for the Arts10401 10th StreetHours on Saturday and Sunday are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.Advertisement Chetwynd site is located at the local Recreation Centre4552 North Access RoadHours Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m, Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.If your require further assistance from the Red Cross, please contact the Prince George office at 250-564-6566 or the Regional District office at 250-784-3200Technical Flood Hazard AssessmentsThe Regional District, with approval from Emergency Management BC, will be conducting technical flood hazard assessments on Wildmare, Bissett, Commotion, Stone and Boulder Creeks next week.  Anyone who wishes to share information on creeks in their area are encouraged to contact the Regional District.last_img read more

‘Rooney can play the Bobby Charlton role’, rockstar Man United fan’s view of Red Devils striker

first_imgFormer Supergrass frontman Gaz Coombes joined the Weekend Sports Breakfast to discuss his new solo album, along with the latest Manchester United news.Among a host of topics, the 38-year-old told Micky Quinn and Georgie Bingham his thoughts on Radamel Falcao, Louis van Gaal and the club’s top four aspirations.On Wayne Rooney, the huge Man United fan said: “I can see him playing in that Bobby Charlton position, just behind the front two, and maybe even a bit deeper eventually.“I just think it’s a bit too soon now though. He could end up there maybe in a few years, when he gets into his early 30s. It would be a great role for him.”You can listen to the Weekend Sports Breakfast show every Saturday and Sunday morning from 7-11am only on talkSPORTlast_img read more

Spain reopens inquiry into Abidal’s transplant: court

first_imgSeven years ago Abidal, playing at the time for Barcelona and France, had received a transplant as he battled liver cancer.In the decision, seen by AFP on Wednesday, a Barcelona judge found “it had been proved that there was new evidence against those investigated, so that the case can be reopened.”The Spanish prosecutor initially reopened investigations after Spanish media published tapes of the former Barca president, Sandro Rosell, suggesting that the club had illegally bought a liver for their defender.Abidal, who is now Barcelona’s sporting director, says his cousin Gerard Armand, who lives in France, was the donor. The latter said he had not received anything, “not a centime”, in exchange.The prosecutor asked that Armand undergo tests to prove that he had donated part of his liver.In October, the same judge drew criticism after ruling there was a “lack of evidence, just conjecture and suspicions” and declaring that it was impossible to force Armand to submit to a medical examination because under French law he could donate his organ.Prosecutors persisted and in reviewing the decision, the Barcelona magistrate noted possible anomalies in the donation procedure, pointing to the absence of a donor’s identity document in the medical file and “alleged irregularities” in the consent signed by the parties.That, in the judge’s opinion, constitutes “sufficient evidence of the alleged commission of the offence at the heart of the investigation” and justifies the continuation of investigations, such as the summoning of Armand as a witness.Barcelona, Abidal, Rosell and the Spanish organ donation organisation have always denied any wrongdoing.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Eric Abidal’s liver transplant is again under the legal microscope © AFP/File / LLUIS GENEBARCELONA, Spain, Jan 30 – Spanish authorities have re-opened a probe into ex-Barcelona player Eric Abidal’s 2012 liver transplant after confirming that new evidence suggested a trafficked organ was used, according to a legal decision seen by AFP on Wednesday.The courts have previously looked into Abidal’s transplant because of doubts about the identity of the donor.last_img read more

Tottenham transfer rumours – Spurs to miss out on Bayern Munich starlet

first_img Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg Tottenham target Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg is set for a move to Bayer Leverkusen.Spurs were linked with a loan swoop for the Bayern Munich midfielder, who became the German side’s youngest ever Bundesliga player aged just 17 in 2012.Hojbjerg spent the second half of last season on loan at Augsburg and Bayern are keen for him to test himself on loan at a high level, with a move to the Premier League thought to be an option.But Bild are reporting that Leverkusen are likely to win the race for his signature on a season-long loan deal, with the offer of Champions League football tempting both Bayern and Hojbjerg as they look to continue his development.And that means Spurs will have to look elsewhere if they want to beef up their midfield before the transfer window shuts. 1last_img read more

Job Vacancies: Beauty Therapist and Nail Technician required at leading Donegal salon

first_imgA well established leading Donegal based Beauty Salon is looking to expand its workforce.They are known for their high-quality service and are often the first salon to introduce the most innovative, effective treatments on the market.The salon is currently recruiting for a full-time qualified beauty therapist and a full-time experienced nail technician. If you have a true passion for the Beauty industry and take pride in your work, they are looking for you!Full Time Qualified Beauty TherapistExperience preferred, but they are willing to train the right candidate.The candidate must have:Strong interpersonal and excellent Customer Service skills.Able to work as part of a team and on your own initiative.Willing to learn and advance your skills.Must be responsible, reliable and flexible.Primary duties for this position are as follows (but not limited to): Reception duties, Stock Control, Facials, Waxing, Spray Tanning, Lash and Brow Tinting, Pedicure and Manicure, Gelish/Shellac.Advanced Waxing (Advantage).Lash Extensions (Advantage).HD Brows (Advantage).Full Time Experienced Nail TechnicianGel / Acrylic ExtensionsBasic Nail ArtGelish / ShellacBENEFITS:Full time employment (35 – 40 hours per week).Excellent Salary – Excellent Commision Structure.Continuous Training and Career Development.Complimentary Employment Treatments. To apply for these roles, send your CV by the 14th August 2017 to: donegaldailyjobs@gmail.com  Please place BEAUTY 102 in the subject line and clearly state which position you are applying for.Job Vacancies: Beauty Therapist and Nail Technician required at leading Donegal salon was last modified: July 30th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:BeautycosmeticsEmploymentjobNail TechnicianSalonVacancylast_img read more

Job Vacancy: Donegal Daily seeks Digital News Reporter

first_imgThe Donegal Daily Group require a Digital News Reporter.This is a full-time position within Donegal’s biggest media outlet and will be based out of our Letterkenny office.The successful candidate will have relevant experience within the media industry and a background in online news is essential. Previous coverage of courts, council meetings and other relevant ‘markings’ will also be an advantage.They will be required to work flexible hours with a knowledge of sport also an advantage.If you think this is the position for you to further your career in journalism working within a talented and dedicated team of reporters, please send your CV to info@donegaldaily.comClosing date for applications: 5pm Monday 18th November Job Vacancy: Donegal Daily seeks Digital News Reporter was last modified: November 15th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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