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Spectra donates to FSJ Hospital for CT Scanner

first_imgPhoto: Shown here are Janice Isberg, Executive Director of the Foundation; Don Lacey of Spectra Energy; Charlene Cavers, Foundation Board Member; and Darlene Giesbrecht, head of Diagnostic Imaging at the Fort St. John Hospital – Hospital FoundationFriday Spectra Energy made a donation towards the CT Scanner campaign of $25,000. – Advertisement -Renovations for the installation of the CT Scanner have begun in the anticipation that the Fort St. John Hospital Foundation can raise the $1.3 million needed by January 1.AdvertisementMore information about the status of the campaign will be available Friday September 19th as the Hospital Foundation has called a press conference.last_img read more

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‘Facebook’ cleaners escape jail after ‘cleaning out’ victim’s house

first_imgTwo women who advertised a household cleaning service on Facebook but “cleaned” out a client’s house of almost €2,000 in personal items have escaped going to jail.Chloe Colsh and Anne Marie Dunphy appeared at Letterkenny District Court in Co Donegal charged with theft. The women had earlier pleaded guilty to the charges and have since paid compensation to the woman they robbed.Victim Carol Doherty came across the accused women at Letterkenny Bus station after they had cleaned out her house at Illistrin Little on March 4th, 2017.The victim noticed that the two women had some of her personal belongings with them.She confronted them and the women fled and when Ms Doherty returned to her home in Kilmacrennan, she discovered numerous items had been taken.The list included a Nintendo DS, a child’s gold ring, an Apple iPod, a silver necklace, a Google Nexus tablet and a Samsung camera.It was estimated that the stolen property was valued at up to €2,000 but some of the stolen items had since been recovered.The court heard that many of the items had been traded in locally at a shop.Ms Doherty tried to contact the two women through Facebook messenger but they blocked her messages.The pair, Colsh, aged 20, and Dunphy, aged 28, who are originally from the Midlands, moved to Donegal where they had an address together at Forest Park, Killygordon.Solicitor for the women, Mr Gordon Curley, said all compensation had now been paid to Ms Doherty.He said the women had come up with the scheme in order to make some money as they had none and that this was their first jobs.They advertised their services on Facebook and charged €25 per home.Judge Paul Kelly said having read the Probation Reports on both women and having heard all compensation was paid, he would apply the Probation Act in both cases.The court heard that another man involved in the case, who is understood to have sold on the property, will appear in court in September.‘Facebook’ cleaners escape jail after ‘cleaning out’ victim’s house was last modified: May 30th, 2018 by StephenShare 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:cleanerscompensationcourtFacebookrobberylast_img read more

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Praise for SA’s efforts to transform accountancy profession

first_img24 April 2014 The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (Saica) has been recognised by the World Bank for its efforts to transform the profession through its Thuthuka bursary programme, as well as for upholding high standards in accounting and financial reporting in South Africa. The World Bank’s report on South Africa’s regulatory system was commissioned by Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan. Released earlier this year, the report commended the bursary programme as a “world first”. The report, titled Coverage of Standards and Codes: Accounting and Auditing, said Saica had “taken decisive steps to transform the profession. The black membership of professional accountancy organisations has increased during the past 10 years with the implementation of the Thuthuka programme. “Universities are actively increasing their number of black students by participating in the Thuthuka initiative, and by allowing entrance into extended programmes for black students who do not fully meet the admission requirements,” the report stated.Student enrolment South Africa’s Council on Higher Education, an independent statutory body, reports that from 1994 to 2007, total student enrolment in higher education had grown from 425 000 students to 761 000 students, with the proportion of Africans growing from 43% in 1998 to 67% in 2007. “The gender and racial demographics for Certificate in the Theory of Accounting (CTA) students have changed dramatically over the past nine years,” the report said. “In 2003 the number of female CTA students as a percentage of total enrolment was approximately 28% and increased to 50% in 2011. Black students comprised 25.8% of total CTA enrolment in 2003, compared to 38.8% in 2011.” A Saica senior executive Chantyl Mulder said, “I am pleased that an independent and credible body such as the World Bank recognise the ground-breaking work that Saica is doing in transforming the profession thus far.” World Bank representative Patrick Kabuya said: “South Africa has implemented a number of commendable accountancy profession reforms in the past decade that have contributed to strengthening its financial reporting systems. The systems have contributed to the advancement of governance and financial accountability which are critical pillars of enhancing business environment and country competitiveness.”Accreditation Saica works closely with its 13 accredited universities and is making progress in accrediting other universities, particularly historically disadvantaged universities, such as Walter Sisulu University and the University of Zululand. Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande has asked Saica use the Thuthuka Bursary Fund model to target priority professions such as actuarial science, engineering, medicine and education, as part of South Africa’s Human Resources Development plan. [Saica’s] Thuthuka development model is also set to be exported to other African countries and developing nations, Business Day reported. Read the full report on the World Bank’s website. SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

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Geocaching Reveals Lost Ancestors

first_img SharePrint RelatedHow to throw an awesome New Year’s geocaching bash in 5 easy stepsNovember 10, 2015In “Community”The Seanachai: Keeper of the Old Lore, Reviewer of the New CachesMay 6, 2015In “Community”Out with the old, in with these two new souvenirs!November 8, 2018In “Geocaching.com Souvenirs” Danny and Laura “Cachn’Zoom”A race to find a newly published geocache uncovers a century-old piece of family history. Laura and Danny geocache under the name Cachn’Zoom. The experience helped the husband and wife team from North Carolina connect family ties back to earliest days of the United States of America.Laura and Danny know geocaching introduces them to new sights, experiences and friends.Laura says, “I have met some wonderful new adventurous friends since I started caching. I’ve been rappelling, rock climbing, hiked for miles and miles, gone on ‘geo-road trips’, and seen more waterfalls in the past year than I have in the past ten years!”But nothing could prepared them for a recent cache run on a newly published historical series of geocaches. Laura says it all started with a competitive flair. Laura writes, “I am notified when new caches are published. I don’t always make a mad dash for the FTF (First to Find), however on this day Danny and I were able to head out to try and beat a few of the ‘FTF hounds’ in our area. Gotta keep them on their toes!”She says they had already claimed a couple FTF’s when they arrived at a cache in the series called, “Adam Cooper – Long Ago But not Far Away – Fairview.” The team wouldn’t claim an FTF on that geocache.According to Laura, “Upon our arrival, we noticed our good buddy RobinMohawk already there.  He had just signed the log and re-hid the cache and enjoyed watching us finish the search. Just as I was replacing the cache, I heard ‘Mr Cachn’Zoom’ say ‘I don’t believe it.’”Danny by headstone of his ancestorThe geocache is hidden with permission near the burial site of a pioneer settler, Adam Cooper. Danny was exploring other tombstones when Laura says, “Danny proceeded to inform us that he had found the grave of a distant ancestor, John Lanning – a pioneer.” Lanning had died more than 170 years ago. Danny also found the marker for Lanning’s wife,  Sarah Whitaker.Laura says, “When we returned home he verified the discovery with the genealogy report of his family.  John Lanning is my husbands ‘great, great, great, great, great grandfather’ and Sarah Whitaker is his ‘great, great, great, great, great grandmother’, on his mother’s side of the family.”Ruth, Dare2Geocache, placed that geocache. She says she discovered some local heritage as well, “I had a blast researching our local history to create both the Fairview and the Spring Mountain historical series.  We have so many “local treasures,” as I’m sure most communities do.  [They are] places that people pass by daily and never know exist, or they never know the details that make these places so interesting.”The story of Danny and Laura’s family discovery spread fast. She says, “Most folks are amazed and are surprised to learn we located this while ‘geocaching’.  We would have never located this without geocaching.”The couple just returned from vacation and are already playing catchup with local geocaches. Laura says, “Thanks to all the geocachers who keep this adventure going and growing!  There were at least ten new caches published in my area while I was away for a week!”Laura and Danny do not expect the discoveries to stop any time soon. She says they’re looking forward to, “hours and hours of more fun and adventure!”Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

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Record 20 teams joining new PBA D-League season

first_imgSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion There will be a total of 15 school-based squads competing including Far Eastern University, University of Santo Tomas, National University, Letran and San Sebastian.Returning for another season are Centro Escolar University, Che’Lu Bar & Grill,Marinerong Pilipino, Batangas-EAC, and AMA Online Education, University of Perpetual Help and Wangs Basketball.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars LATEST STORIES Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ A PBA D-League record of 20 teams will be participating in the upcoming 2019 season, which tips off on February 14 at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City.Bannering the field are collegiate champions Ateneo, San Beda and St. Claire of National Athletic Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities (NAASCU) and Go for Gold-College of St. Benilde, which is coming off a championship run in the 2018 Foundation Cup.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening Terrence Romeo adds depth to history-seeking Beermen Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte View commentslast_img read more

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‘The job’s not done’: Raptors reset, as NBA Finals loom

first_img‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday PLAY LIST 03:12Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday01:43Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals?01:08Huge Toronto crowd celebrates Raptors’ historic win02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss There is a clear back-to-work vibe coming from the Raptors as they get ready for Game 1 of the NBA Finals against the two-time defending champion Golden State Warriors on Thursday night in Toronto. There was some reveling late last week for an hour or two after winning the Eastern Conference title, but that feeling is nowhere to be found anymore.“We know that we accomplished some great things,” Raptors guard Danny Green said. “But the job’s not done.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTS Palace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsWhen the Raptors won the East, after the on-court celebrations and a few moments back in the locker room, someone got the brilliant notion to take the silver conference-championship trophy to what’s known as “Jurassic Park” — the outdoor area usually called Maple Leaf Square, unless the Raptors are playing.So, with players flanked by security and Drake — of course — Kyle Lowry carried the trophy out through an arena concourse long after the game was over on Saturday night, past hundreds of lingering fans who tried to get hugs and photos, and the group eventually made their way toward the outdoor stage. Most fans were gone by then, and the party didn’t last long. Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew “If there was ever a time I thought maybe a disastrous moment could happen, it was then,” Nurse said. “But man, we played great. Totally outplayed them. We played tough. We didn’t win the game but I thought we outplayed them almost all the way through. We just didn’t get the ball to bounce our way. We might have used a couple bounces a couple days earlier. But again, that just showed me our team was capable of kind of keeping their emotions in check.”They’ll need to be that way again Thursday night.Fred VanVleet doesn’t think it’ll be a problem.“None of us in October and July and June of last year were working out thinking about the conference finals,” the Raptors’ backup guard said Tuesday. “Obviously, it’s a great accomplishment, and we’re happy to be taking that next step. But you want to win a championship. You want to win the whole thing. It’s not about just making it to the finals.”The arena will be electric for Game 1. Jurassic Park will be rocking yet again. But the quick little trophy parade through the halls and stairwells of Scotiabank Arena — one where Green revealed on his podcast earlier this week that reserve OG Anunoby was inadvertently decked in the eye by a celebrating fan, and where Leonard needed two security staffers to clear his path — will be long forgotten by the Raptors when Game 1 rolls around.“I think everybody understands that,” Raptors center Marc Gasol said. “You get to kind of soak it in and enjoy that moment and after that night, the next morning, it’s on to the next challenge.”Everyone knows what that challenge is, too.The Warriors are coming.“I think along this little playoff run there’s been some critical, critical games,” Nurse said. “There’s been some ups and downs, and again, I know I keep (sounding like a) broken record, but we’re just trying to take what’s in front of us. And right now, it’s Game 1.” Toronto Raptors’ Kawhi Leonard hoists the trophy after the Raptors defeated the Milwaukee Bucks 100-94 in Game 6 of the NBA basketball playoffs Eastern Conference finals Saturday, May 25, 2019, in Toronto. The Raptors advanced to the NBA Finals. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)TORONTO — The parade that the Toronto Raptors enjoyed last week was an impromptu and quick one.A chance at the real parade awaits.ADVERTISEMENT PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war LATEST STORIES Neymar leaves Brazil training with knee pain By Sunday, Lowry had shifted his focus to the finals anyway.“Pretty much,” Lowry said. “It’s a big task at hand. We know we’ve got a good team, and we’ve got to be focused every single possession. They’re all going to be massive in this series.”Handling this moment is sure to be a challenge for the Raptors, since most of the players on Toronto’s roster haven’t been to the finals before.If there is a silver lining there, it’s that Toronto has already dealt with the mood-swing pendulum in these playoffs.The most worried Raptors coach Nick Nurse has been about a game so far this postseason was Game 1 of the East finals at Milwaukee — a game that came a couple days after Kawhi Leonard’s buzzer-beating jumper hit the rim four times before dropping in and giving Toronto a win in Game 7 of the East semifinals against Philadelphia.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting MOST READ Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transportlast_img read more

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10 months agoStuttgart to pounce for Liverpool striker Dominic Solanke

first_imgTagsTransfersLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Stuttgart to pounce for Liverpool striker Dominic Solankeby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveVfB Stuttgart are ready to pounce for Liverpool striker Dominic Solanke.The England U21 international has seen a loan move to Crystal Palace fall through over medical concerns.However, BILD says Stuttgart are now ready to step in and tempt Solanke to Germany – and with the support of Reds boss Jurgen Klopp.Stuttgart sports director Michael Reschke met with Solanke’s father and agents last week, though admitted defeat when the striker chose a return to London with Palace.However, with the move now off, Reschke is ready to resume talks for Solanke. A decision is expected over the weekend. last_img read more

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Ohio State LB Darron Lee Doesn’t Understand Why Michigan Brags About Its Success In The 90s

first_imgDarron Lee tweets message bashing the Michigan 1990's teams.Darron Lee Michigan DissIt’s been a while since Michigan’s football program was truly elite. Since the 1990s, probably. Two decades ago, the Wolverines won a national championship (1997), five Big Ten championships and had a winning record (7-2) against rival Ohio State. Since then, they’ve had a couple really good seasons, but success on a national level (and against the Buckeyes) has been inconsistent at best. Ohio State sophomore linebacker Darron Lee doesn’t understand why the Wolverines think they can brag about what happened 20-something years ago. Never knew why the TTUN always talked about the 90’s like anyone remembers…or cared but hey gotta cling to something right?— Darron Lee (@DLeeMG8) May 19, 2015Michigan’s game against Ohio State – the first Jim Harbaugh vs. Urban Meyer meeting – is set to occur on Nov. 28. We can’t wait for it.last_img read more

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Here Are The Top 16 Games On The 2016 College Football Schedule

first_imgCollage of logos of top college football programs. Alabama SIAlabama SIIt’s been a little more than four months since Alabama beat Clemson to win the College Football Playoff title, and we’re a little less than four months away from kicking off the 2016 season. We’re basically at the mid-point of the off-season, but September will be here soon enough.  Across the country, fans are already dying to see their favorite teams take the field once again, hoping they can duplicate the championship-winning feat the Crimson Tide pulled off this past season. It’s never too early to look ahead to the fall and try to predict with teams have a legit shot at a title run, which teams don’t, and which games will mean the most when deciding the CFP field.When poring over the 2016 college football schedule, not all games are created equal. We’ve decided to put a spotlight on some of next year’s biggest games. These games will be for bragging rights, conference supremacy or keeping national championship hopes alive. Some will be for all threeWithout further ado, here are our top 16 games on the 2016 college football slate, in no particular order.No. 16 ??? >>>Pages: Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17last_img read more

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National centre increased police powers to tackle murdered missing women cases

first_imgAPTN National NewsVANCOUVER–The federal government announced Friday it was launching a “multi-pronged” approach to combat violence against Aboriginal women.Status of Women Minister Rona Ambrose said the government was putting $10 million over two years toward the creation of a national centre for missing persons and other pilot projects, along with introducing amendments to the Criminal Code to make the investigation of missing and murdered women cases easier for police.“As minister of status of women I am very concerned with the pattern of violence against Aboriginal women and the impact it has on families who suffer as a result,” said Ambrose.Ambrose said she found the “nearly 600 cases” of murdered and missing women “and the details of each” to be “distressing and shocking.”Ambrose also said that Aboriginal women faced more violence and death than non-Aboriginal women in Canada. She said Aboriginal women were also more likely to face domestic violence than non-Aboriginal women.The federal government had set aside $10 million toward developing a national strategy to deal with murdered and missing Aboriginal women cases in the last federal budget.Ambrose said the funding would go toward the creation of a national police support centre for missing persons which would provide coordination and specialized support on missing persons cases.Ambrose also said the existing police database that contains missing persons information would be enhanced to include additional data.A new website will also be created where people can provide tips on missing persons cases.Ambrose said the government would also be introducing amendments to the Criminal Code to allow police to obtain multiple warrants for a criminal investigation on a single application to a judge.Ambrose said funding would also go toward improving “culturally appropriate” victim services, enhancing community safety plans along with school and community-based pilot projects “to help break the intergenerational cycles” of violence and abuse.“This is an important day in the safety of women, particularly the safety and security of Aboriginal women,” said Ambrose.last_img read more

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