No one injured after roof at Mason City business buckles

first_imgMASON CITY — Nobody was injured when part of the roof at a westside Mason City business buckled due to heavy snow earlier this morning.Mason City Fire Department Captain Jack Odegaard says they were called to Cost Cutters at the Plaza West shopping center at about 9:30 for a structural collapse. “We meet the business owner and his wife outside telling us what happened. The ceiling tile came down and they could see the deflection of the roof and stepped outside and saw this, and that’s when they decided to call 9-1-1. We evacuated their store and Cosmo Prof as well to make sure they were safe. We also shut down Dollar Tree. We don’t want people walking into this area where it could possibly go through.”Odegaard says fortunately nobody was hurt in the incident.  “Nobody hurt. Currently they have a structural engineer, a water engineer, and the crews are going to build another structure to support the roof and get the snow off, that’s the current plan.”Odegaard says while it is rare, we do once in a while see heavy snow cause a roof collapse.  “It’s hard to tell, but yeah, the first part of that snow was very wet, and then the problem is that it drifts. Everything keeps blowing and you then get these monstrous drifts, and that’s the big deal. It’s then not like we got eight inches of snow, it’s that it might be eight inches at your house and 26 inches at the house next door, and then eight foot like right here.”The owners and management of the Cost Cutters store were at the scene but declined to go on tape with an interview, but told KGLO News that they were in the store getting ready for the day when the roof buckled and are glad that no one was injured.last_img read more

Mom drives getaway car for son who robbed a store

first_imgA Florida woman has been arrested after she assisted her teenaged son in robbing a convenience store.The incident occurred at a Circle K in Winter Springs, Florida back in October, however, authorities did not catch up with the pair until later.Officials say Amanda Meador drove her 15-year-old son to the store and sent him inside with a ransom note.The teen handed the clerk a ransom note which prompted the clerk hand over the cash from the register. The teen then ran  back to his mother’s minivan and the pair began to drive off.  The mother then stopped the car and let the teen out after she realized that he dropped the money he just stole.The teen grabbed the money and then ran to the vehicle.Authorities say though the store had surveillance cameras, they could not get an ID on the car because the pair covered the license plate.Investigators were later able to identify the teen because he left fingerprints on the note he handed the attendant.It is unclear if the teen will face any charges, however, Meador has been charged with felony armed robbery and child neglect. She is currently being held without bond.last_img read more

Baldock equalises after Son opener – but more VAR controversy

first_imgEtienne Fermie10 Nov 2019, 5:13 pmIt’s safe to say Spurs fans are not happy. Etienne Fermie10 Nov 2019, 5:26 pmWe are expecting to hear from Mauricio Pochettino soon.Etienne Fermie10 Nov 2019, 5:15 pmMany Spurs fans will agree with this one. TOTTENHAM once again struggled to win in the Premier League after Sheffield United pegged them back to a 1-1 draw.Son Heung-min netted the opener as Spurs looked for a second win in six matches.David McGoldrick thought he had the Blades level, but it was controversially ruled offside because of a toe.Yet, George Baldock ensured Sheffield United took a point back to Bramall Lane after confusion in the Tottenham box – seeing them move up to fifth above Arsenal who have a game in hand.Tottenham 1 Sheffield United 1 FTGeorge Baldock strike hands Blades much deserved equaliserSon Heung-min scored once again to give Spurs the leadMore VAR controversy as a toe rules out McGoldrick goal that would have put Sheffield United levelUnfortunately, this match is not available on UK TV due to broadcast restrictionsHighlights on Match of the Day at 11pm on BBC OneTottenham XI: Gazzaniga, Aurier, Doer, Sanchez, Davies, Sissoko, Ndombele, Lo Celso, Alli, Son, KaneSubs: Vorm, Alderweireld, Foyth, Winks, Sessegnon, Eriksen, Lucas MouraSheffield United XI: Henderson, Baldock, Basham, Egan, O’Connell, Stevens, Norwood, Lundstram, Fleck, McGoldrick, MoussetSubs: Moore, Sharp, McBurnie, Besic, Jagielka, Freeman, RobinsonEtienne Fermie10 Nov 2019, 6:02 pmThat’s all from us folks.Thanks for tuning in on what was another pretty dire afternoon for Tottenham. Mauricio Pochettino’s side went 1-0 up when Son was gifted a simple chance when Enda Stevens took a poor touch in his own box.Spurs then benefited from a dreadful VAR call, but Eric Dier’s unfortunate own goal condemned them to a disappointing 1-1 draw, but a 1-1 draw that their performance would suggest they were lucky to get.Next time out it’s a trip to badly out-of-form West Ham after the international break.Surely things can only get better for Spurs, surely…Etienne Fermie10 Nov 2019, 5:56 pmPochettino has explained why Ndombele was withdrawn at half time.“We need to assess him. He felt pain in his groin. We don’t know if it happened before or during the game but he said he was okay to play during the game. “Then he came off at half-time and the doctor said to me that can’t play. I think it affected the team.”Etienne Fermie10 Nov 2019, 5:52 pmThe Spurs manager has had his say.“Always when you don’t win you are disappointed and it’s impossible to feel happy. The performance I think was an even game and they deserved the point. I think first half they were better and we were in the second. “Strange that Tanguy Ndombele never felt comfortable in the game and I think that affected us. We changed him for Harry Winks.”Etienne Fermie10 Nov 2019, 5:48 pmPochettino is in the building…Etienne Fermie10 Nov 2019, 5:44 pmChris Wilder is in first, and has had his say on the controversial VAR call that went against his side.He said: “When’s the reset? That’s the confusion. The ball came back out again after that. The length of the stoppage doesn’t do anyone any good. If it’s offside then we have to deal with it.“I think in certain things you have to go to the process and have a big look at it in the summer. It’s here to stay and there’s no doubt about it. It’s changed the game and obviously it’s going to create debate.Etienne Fermie10 Nov 2019, 5:40 pmSon has spoken to Spurs TV. Sonny: “It’s a really disappointing afternoon.” #THFC ⚪️ #COYS pic.twitter.com/nrjJb9zaZn— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) November 9, 2019Etienne Fermie10 Nov 2019, 5:33 pmWhile we wait for Pochettino, that was a strange move to bring on Foyth for Dele Alli wasn’t it?And you could clearly see that Dele wasn’t happy about it. Etienne Fermie10 Nov 2019, 5:05 pmMauricio Pochettino will now have plenty to ponder over the international break. Today’s result continued his side’s streak of having not won back to back games this season.Spurs were ponderous and out ultimately out-thought by their newly promoted opponents.Next up is a trip to badly out-of-form West Ham , but you can guarantee the Hammers will be up for that one.How can the Argentine dig Spurs out of the mire this season?Etienne Fermie10 Nov 2019, 4:56 pmFULL TIME: TOTTENHAM 1 SHEFFIELD UNITED 1Despite a late push Spurs just cannot forge a late chance to win it.Another dreadful performance from Mauricio Pochettino’s men and Chris Wilder will be disappointed that his side haven’t won it after that performance.Surely top four is gone for Spurs.Etienne Fermie10 Nov 2019, 4:52 pmTOTTENHAM 1 SHEFFIELD UNITED 193mins: Lucas Moura denied by a stunning fingertip save from Dean Henderson!Etienne Fermie10 Nov 2019, 4:50 pmChris Basham booked for a late challenge on Son, not dissimilar to the challenge the South Korean was sent off for last weekend.Etienne Fermie10 Nov 2019, 4:49 pmTOTTENHAM 1 SHEFFIELD UNITED 190mins: Son skips past a challenge but shoots tamely at Henderson from a tricky angle, time ticking away for Spurs. Six minutes added on.Etienne Fermie10 Nov 2019, 4:46 pmTOTTENHAM 1 SHEFFIELD UNITED 187mins: Final roll of the dice as Lucas Moura replaces Serge Aurier.Etienne Fermie10 Nov 2019, 4:39 pmJuan Foyth is booked for a late, needless challenge on John Fleck.Etienne Fermie10 Nov 2019, 4:38 pmAfter another VAR check the goal is given, 1-1.Etienne Fermie10 Nov 2019, 4:37 pmTOTTENHAM 1 SHEFFIELD UNITED 177mins: Now Sheffield United really have equalised. And it’s deserved. After yet more dreadful defending, the Blades are allowed a free cross into the box from the right – with Eric Dier nodding past his own goalkeeper.Etienne Fermie10 Nov 2019, 4:33 pmTOTTENHAM 1 SHEFFIELD UNITED 073mins: Alli substituted for Juan Foyth – now that is what you call a defensive change – Spurs appear to have gone three at the back. Interesting that the young Argentine was preferred to Alderweireld. Meanwhile on the pitch, Kane took too many touches and wasted a decent counter attacking chance.Etienne Fermie10 Nov 2019, 4:27 pmTOTTENHAM 1 SHEFFIELD UNITED 067mins: Great chance for Son! The South Korean is played in by Alli but fluffs his shot after minimal interference from Jack O’Connell.Etienne Fermie10 Nov 2019, 4:25 pmTOTTENHAM 1 SHEFFIELD UNITED 066mins: After taking a good touch in the box, McGoldrick fluffs his volley and somehow it is still 1-0 to Spurs.Etienne Fermie10 Nov 2019, 4:23 pmIt’s yet another VAR shocker at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, as there is deemed to be the narrowest of offsides in the build-up to the goal. Another shocker from VAR – and a huge let off for Spurs.Etienne Fermie10 Nov 2019, 4:22 pmGOAL DISALLOWEDEtienne Fermie10 Nov 2019, 4:22 pmThey’re checking for an extremely narrow offside in the build-up.Load more entries…last_img read more

Lewis’s future to be sorted shortly

first_imgThe 33-year-old has been in sensational form for the Sharks this season with two long-range tries in the past fortnight showing he still has what it takes to match it with the game’s modern-day stars. Currently in his 17th NRL season, the two-time premiership winner has shown no signs of slowing down and revealed several clubs had made offers for his services for next season.  “I definitely want to play on next year,” he told NRL.com following Cronulla’s 44-12 win over the Roosters on Saturday. “My body feels really good at the moment, I’m enjoying my footy, I love being around the guys and I love the team banter so I don’t want to lose that. My body feels amazing at the moment so I’ve got to listen to the body and it’s telling me to play on.  “There’s been no progression, but to be honest there have been a few teams that have sent me contracts. “I haven’t made a decision yet because I want to purely concentrate on the Sharks for the time being. We’ve got the bye next week so hopefully I can sit back and have a good chat with my wife and make a few decisions. Fingers crossed something can come of it in the next fortnight or so.”If his recent performances are anything to go by, a move back to centre could be on the cards after the veteran wound back the clock with a pair of long-range intercept tries in as many weeks; an incredible effort for a man who is a couple of games shy of 300 NRL appearances. Lewis defied Father Time in Round 16 when he plucked a Daly Cherry-Evans pass and raced 80 metres against the Sea Eagles and then backed it up with a 90-metre dash against the Roosters on Saturday with an almost identical play. “I think the last time I took an intercept was back in SG Ball so it’s been a long time,” he joked. “It was the last tackle and I thought Mitchell Pearce was going to get the ball so I thought I’d try to get up and put a bit of pressure on him to hopefully force him not to put in too good a kick for Daniel Tupou. “When I got there, I was a metre or two away and thought ‘hang on, the ball is still in the air. I might be able to get it’. I got lucky and caught it and I was really lucky there was a big screen in front of me so I didn’t have to turn my head and look back at who was chasing me. “I felt alright after the first 50 [metres] but then I got to the 50 and I was starting to run on the treadmill. I saw Latrell Mitchell getting closer and closer but luckily the legs just got me there.”last_img read more

Digicel Cup launched in style

first_imgThe event was attended by sponsors and the country’s rugby league community, including the PNG Rugby Football League, PNGNRL and Sports Minister Justin Tkatchenko.In receiving the Cup back from Agmark Gurias captain Nelson Daplen, PNGRNL chairman Sudhir Guru acknowledged Digicel PNG’s continuous support to the country’s premium rugby league competition.Digicel Play CEO Nico Meyer said Digicel PNG was happy to continue its partnership with the PNGNRL for the sixth consecutive year.A partnership that will continue to drive the game of rugby league forward, he added.“The Digicel Cup is a community embedded rugby league competition and we are thrilled to support this season again.“Digicel Play is committed to providing live and exclusive content and televise all Digicel Cup games on TVWAN,” said Meyer.Captains of the 11 franchise clubs then took to the stage to display their new home uniforms for this season.Round 1 of the Digicel Cup will kick off this Sunday in Port Moresby, Mt Hagen, Mendi, Chimbu and Kokopo.last_img read more

MVP sees likes of Ravena brothers, Ricci Rivero as future Gilas members

first_imgJo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “I’m no coach. Coach Chot will have to decide on that,” Pangilinan said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PBA Season 43 Preview: Guiao optimistic as new recruits expected to bolster NLEX Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gilas Pilipinas head coach Chot Reyes, meanwhile, knows the enormity of the task to lay out the blueprint for the future of the program.“We will need to plan a calendar now and not wait until 2021 or 2022 to put that calendar together,” Reyes said. “This early, we should have a plan. As we develop the players, we develop as well the conditions to make the team at its strongest in 2023. As to who they are, we still have to sit down and identify players.”By 2023, majority of current team members out of 26-to-32 age. Naturalized player Andray Blatche and lead playmaker Jayson Castro will already be 37 years old, Ginebra forward Japeth Aguilar will be 36, Alaska slasher Calvin Abueva will be 35, and four-time PBA MVP June Mar Fajardo will be 34.Those who are likely to still make the cut are Terrence Romeo, Roger Pogoy, and Jio Jalalon, who all will be 31, and Kiefer Ravena and Mac Belo, who will both be 30 by then.It’s still to early to predict the team’s makeup, though, and Pangilinan knows that six years is still a long time to build the 2023 crew and he’s giving Reyes a free rein in building the Gilas Pilipinas team of the future.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson “I told Chot (Reyes), this is really the end of a beginning. We have to look to form a team in 2023,” said Pangilinan, who address the public for the first time since winning the bid last Saturday. “The players that are likely to compose the team will not be Jayson Castro or the current players.”While the Philippines’ joint hosting together with Japan and Indonesia is already a gargantuan task, Pangilinan also wants to pull all the stops so the country can field a competent squad which can take on the best players in the world.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkPangilinan dropped some names who he felt can make up the team in six years’ time. He mentioned reigning Rookie of the Year Roger Pogoy of TNT, NLEX neophyte Kiefer Ravena, as well as collegiate standouts Thirdy Ravena of Ateneo, Ricci Rivero of La Salle, Robert Bolick of San Beda, and CJ Perez of Lyceum.“I think will be the players that will make up that team,” Pangilinan said. “These are the kids that will be in the prime of their careers by that time. We have the raw materials, but we have to train and bond properly. We know that we have six years to prepare for the tournament, so it’s good for them to develop their bonding early.” Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina (FROM L-R) SBP Executives: Vice chair Robbie Puno, president Al Panlilio, chairman emeritus Manny V. Pangilinan, Foreign Affairs secretary Alan Peter Cayetano and Gilas head coach Chot Reyes. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSamahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) chairman emeritus Manny V. Pangilinan knows that majority of the current crop of Gilas Pilipinas will no longer be available when the country hosts the 2023 Fiba World Cup.With that reality in mind, the country’s top sports patron wants to start preparing as early as now.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

President Obama’s Robust Response: A Security Council Resolution Could Greatly Help the Process

first_imgFor the first time in its 167-year history, Liberia is to receive from one nation 3000 troops, sent by United States President Barrack Obama, to fight and defeat the deadly Ebola virus that is ravaging our country.The American leader’s move is in response to an SOS call made to him this week by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, in which she told him that her country was being “overwhelmed” by the virus and that despite all the efforts of government, the people themselves and our international partners, the virus was spreading like wildfire, killing people daily.President Obama’s response was swift and decisive.  He immediately deployed 3000 troops to Liberia, to help save the country and its neighbors, primarily Guinea and Sierra Leone, from this menacing disease that continues to take its toll on human life and the economies and even stability of the affected nations.Just as Observer Guest Editorial writer, Political Science Professor Emeritus Dr. D. Elwood Dunn, said last Wednesday, calling the Ebola pandemic “a threat to international peace and security,” President Obama yesterday told the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention that the Ebola epidemic “is not just a threat to regional security but it’s a potential threat to global security.”He outlined a four-point strategy to combat the disease: 1) to control the outbreak; 2) to address the ripple effects of local economies and communities to prevent a truly massive humanitarian disaster; 3) to coordinate a broader global response; and 4) urgently to build up a public health system in these countries for the future, not just in West Africa,  but in countries that don’t have a lot of resources generally.U.S. Africa Command will establish a regional intermediate staging base (ISB) to facilitate and expedite the transportation of equipment, supplies and personnel.Command engineers will build additional Ebola Treatment Units in affected areas, and the U.S. Government will help recruit and organize medical personnel to staff them.Additionally, the Command will establish a site to train up to 500 health care providers per week, enabling healthcare workers to safely provide direct medical care to patients.The United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps is preparing to deploy 65 Commissioned Corps officers to Liberia to manage and staff a previously announced Department of Defense (DoD) hospital to care for healthcare workers who become ill.On the military front, the U.S. will Africa Command will set up a Joint Force Command headquartered in Monrovia, Liberia, to provide regional command and control support  to U.S. military activities and facilitate coordination and international relief efforts. President Obama said U.S. major general Darryl Williams, commander of the U.S. Army forces in Africa, will lead the effort, which will involve an estimated 3,000 U.S. force.This is indeed an elaborate plan of action which, though based primarily in Liberia, promises to have a tremendous impact on the other two affected countries, Guinea and Sierra Leone.We highly commend President Obama, the American government and people, for this decisive move to help us drive this deadly virus from our shores.  This is the largest military contingent that the USA has ever deployed in an African country south of the Sahara.  It is a clear demonstration of the gravity of the crisis.While thanking the Americans for this, we would like them,   the Liberian government and the United Nations to consider seriously a comment by Dr. D. Elwood Dunn, who first called the pandemic “a threat to international peace and security.”In a letter to the Daily Observer Editor, published in today’s edition, he has again called for the involvement of   the United Nations Security Council, which coincidentally  convenes in New York today under American leadership.  A Security Council resolution declaring Ebola a threat to international peace and security, he said, “would  enable the world body to coordinate action of the many international players now on the ground in Liberia.”He added, “This is the same logic that has enabled UNMIL to act as ONE with peacekeepers from many countries around the world.”    Without this, he cautioned, “the US cannot coordinate, outside a Security Council mandate, the activities of other sovereign states involved in our fight.”We further suggest that the Liberian government  sets up a full agreement with the guests, with distinct protocols, a linkage to the Liberian Army.  This should be facilitated through an  overseeing committee of the Liberian Cabinet that makes regular reports to the President of Liberia.The guests must not be given an open access to everything. They must consult at every stage, to ensure full and effective coordination.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

SARU has no prosecuting powers, but operating legally – Trotman

first_img… says ‘Special Prosecuting Unit’ being consideredrotman disagreed with the “interpretation that SARU has no legal mandate”. He pointed out that the Unit is a legitimate department of the Ministry of the Presidency, where salaries are paid and requisitions are made.“So that gives them legal authority,” the minister stated of the Unit that was established by the Coalition Administration to hunt for assets that initially belonged to the State and are in the possession of persons who are no longer holding public positions.In so far as having prosecuting authority, the government spokesman admitted that while the Unit is unable to prosecute, it does have the right to investigate and to report its findings, which will be handed over to the relevant enforcement arms of the State – Guyana Police Force and Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Chambers – so they can take up the prosecutions.“There is nothing to suggest, in my view, legally that SARU is without any legal cloak at this point in time. I believe that SARU has been doing its work and passing its findings over to the relevant authorities and that is the correct protocol which is being followed,” he remarked.Nevertheless, Trotman outlined that steps are being undertaken to have SARU equipped with the relevant enforcement and prosecutorial powers.However, Leader of the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) Opposition, Bharrat Jagdeo, in a detailed letter last week pointed out there is no need for the unit to be empowered with new legislations to guide its operations, something which his party is completely against.“The claim that new legislation is required in order to bring charges against persons who are accused of criminal offences with regards to state assets is false. Statutes already exist to bring such charges. However, the new legislation that is being touted appears to relate more to entrenching the SARU as an entity in law with powers overriding the Guyana Police Force, the Audit Office of Guyana and the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions.” Jagdeo stated.In this vain, however, Trotman at Thursday’s post Cabinet briefing underscored the importance of having such legislation since entities such the Police Force and the DPP Chambers have their hands filled with their respective responsibilities and may be overwhelmed with the added work that SARU as well as the forensic audits bring.To this end, he outlined that the issue of a special prosecutors is being considered by government, particularly as it relates to the forensic audits.“Cabinet is overwhelmed at the scale of the (forensic audits) findings… this brings back the issue of special prosecutors because the Police Force, SOCU (Special Organised Crime Unit), and even the DPP Chambers are overwhelmed and lack certain capacities to address all of these,” the minister stated.In this regard, Trotman disclosed that Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan was tasked with holding discussions with Legal Affairs Minister and Attorney General Basil Williams on the feasibility of a Special Prosecutor’s Office since the service of more than one Counsel may be required in some of the matters.“The idea of a special prosecutor has in fact been mooted several months ago,” he noted, while adding that it will not be a unit that is established to “witch-hunt” any one as is constantly being cried about.“We would prefer to have a more studied approach so that these cases, which are of public interest and concern, we have a strong prosecuting team to preside over them,” he remarked, adding that Cabinet is expected to get a feedback from the Public Security Minister within the next fortnight.So far, SARU, which is headed by economist Dr Clive Thomas, has recommended that the relevant authority consider laying charges against several PPP/C Members of Parliament, including former President Bharrat Jagdeo, over allegations they were all involved in obtaining State lands at an undervalued market price at Pradoville II, East Coast Demerara.Those named includes: PPP General Secretary Clement Rohee, former Education Minister Priya Manickchand, former Public Service Minister Jennifer Westford, former Natural Resources Minister Robert Persaud, and former head of the Guyana Sugar Corporation board, Shaik Baksh.last_img read more

Thieves raid New Amsterdam church

first_imgThieves broke into the Church of Christ in New Amsterdam and escaped with over $2 million in valuables from the place of worship.The damaged doorReports are the incident took place sometime early Friday morning. Speaking with Guyana Times, Minister of the church, Samuel Singh said at about 20:30h on Thursday evening, the building, which is located at Republic Road and St Magdalene Street, was secured. However, when a member of the church turned up at about 05:00h to turn off the lights at the facility, he discovered that the building was burglarised.He said when he got there the entire building was ransacked. A window leading to the male washroom was ripped opened. The perpetrators used an old grill as a ladder to gain access to the window. They then removed the grill to that window.He said when they went into the building and visited the upper flat, a steel door which secures a storeroom was prised open and items valuing almost $2.5 million were taken.Among the articles listed as stolen were microwaves, blenders, silver wear, crystals and a number of other dining utensils along with kitchen utensils. Inflated mattresses, clothing, and shoes are just a fraction of the list of items removed from the church.“The Church of Christ has a feeding programme for schools and a hot meal programme for pensioners. Our brothers in the US have made contributions to our kitchen. We had breakages in the past and they have emptied our kitchen so recently we received eight barrels that were all filled with wears and microwaves and all the different things that aid us in our feeding programme and more so when we have church fellowship within ourselves and when we host other member congregations we have the facility; that is what the upstairs is for,” Singh explained.A next-door neighbour reportedly saw when the burglars were breaking into the building but was too terrified to report it to the Police.The Police have reviewed the surveillance footage taken and are on the hunt for two suspects.last_img read more

Fort St. John racers compete in Whitecourt Carlan Cup

first_imgWHITECOURT, A.B. — Three Fort St. John jet boat racers were in Whitecourt last weekend, competing in the 2017 Whitecourt Carlan Cup Riverboat Races.Gord Humprey piloted Unnatural Disaster on the race’s four legs in a total time of 1:23:44. Humphrey finished second in the Tri Jet Services division, behind Chad Burns. His time was also the second-fastest overall.Two other jet boat drivers from Fort St. John were also competing in the Carlan Cup. Racing in the Kehoe Marine division, Trapper Wolsey finished 3rd in that division at the wheel of his boat, Leroy. Wolsey recorded a time of 1:50:47, while Clayton Wolsey finished in 6th out of seven racers. Clayton piloted Dirty Harry to a time of 1:54:45.- Advertisement –last_img