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Airport stays grounded

first_imgBy Bonny Burrows There was hope 2017 would be the year the South-East airport project grew wings. Paragon Premier Investment…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

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Mallard’s Team of the Week — Nelson Junior Curling Club

first_imgThe team includes Korban Ashley, Zach Wiedrick, Matteo Mushumanski, Cooper Peloso, Kailash Sanjivi and coach Garry Meadows. The Nelson Junior Curling squad took to the road, heading north to Kaslo, to conclude the season after the local club experienced technical problems with its ice plant.Mallard’s Source for sports would like to salute the curlers for going the extra mile to conclude the season.last_img

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Sam Houston State Sweep Women’s Track and Field Weekly Honors

first_imgHonorable Mention: Myah Antwi, UIW. Women’s Track Athlete of the Week – Danielle Demas, Sam Houston StateDemas earned her first outdoor award this season after placing seventh in the 100-meter hurdles at the Longhorn Invitational, hosted by the University of Texas.  The sophomore from Houston, Texas (Cypress Creek H.S.), ran a season-best time of 13.36 seconds to move into second in the conference heading into the Southland Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships May 9-11 in Conway, Ark. Women’s Field Athlete of the Week – Ashley Jenkins, Sam Houston StateJenkins, a sophomore from Dallas, Texas (Hillcrest H.S.), picked up her first outdoor weekly award this season after placing second in the hammer throw at the Longhorn Invitational. Her toss of 199 feet, 9 inches ranks first in the conference and 22nd nationally heading into the conference outdoor championships. FRISCO, Texas – Sam Houston State swept the weekly track and field awards with sophomores Danielle Demas and Ashley Jenkins being named the Southland Conference Women’s Track and Field Athletes of the Week, the league announced Tuesday.center_img Honorable Mention: Emma Jewell, UIW. Each school’s sports information director nominates and votes for the athletes of the week, though is not permitted to vote for his or her own student-athlete. To receive honorable mention, an athlete must receive votes from 25 percent of the Southland sports information directors.last_img read more

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EchoStar, TiVo row goes to appeals court

first_imgDALLAS – A patent dispute between EchoStar Communications Corp., the owner of the Dish satellite-TV network, and TiVo Inc., is headed for the federal appeals court in Washington after a judge rejected EchoStar’s bid for a new trial. Judge David Folsom said Monday that EchoStar failed to raise new issues in its appeal for another trial. In April, a jury found that EchoStar made and sold digital video recorders that infringed on TiVo’s patented technology for pausing live television and recording one show while watching another. Folsom, who presided over that trial, ordered EchoStar to pay $89.6 million in damages – more than the $74 million the jury had awarded. The case now goes to the federal appeals court in Washington, which temporarily blocked Folsom’s order that EchoStar disable about 4 million of its set-top boxes. Dish is the nation’s second-largest satellite-TV provider, behind DirecTV. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’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

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5 days agoMilik reveals new contract talks with Napoli

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Milik reveals new contract talks with Napoliby Carlos Volcano5 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveArkadiusz Milik says he’s in new contract talks with Napoli.The striker scored twice in their 2-0 defeat of Hellas Verona.Milik said, “I am so hungry to play and score goals. I feel good now, I want to do what makes me happy and that’s scoring goals. We are talking about a contract renewal, we’ll see what happens, but I am very happy at Napoli. I can’t say much more than that right now, my agent is discussing it with the club.“Now we’ve got an important Champions League trip coming up against RB Salzburg. It’s going to be tough, as we know they play with intensity and a high press, but we are ready.” last_img read more

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College Spun’s Staff Picks For Week 3 Of The 2015 Season

first_imgCollege Spun staff picks for week 3 of the 2015 College Football season.college spun staff picks week 3 Alabama Hate WeekCould it happen again?Week two’s slate didn’t look all that impressive, but man did it deliver. Last Saturday, college football fans were treated to a number of incredible games, including Auburn vs. Jacksonville State, Louisville vs. Houston, Notre Dame vs. Virginia, Arkansas vs. Toledo, Tennessee vs. Oklahoma, Michigan State vs. Oregon and LSU vs. Mississippi State. Let’s hope week three isn’t a let down.This week, there are two ACC contests (Louisville vs. Clemson, Florida State vs. Boston College) before the weekend that act as teasers. Saturday, we’ve got Auburn vs. LSU, Georgia Tech vs. Notre Dame, Ole Miss vs. Alabama and BYU vs. UCLA. We’ve gone through and picked all of the games involving Power 5 teams. Dan Lyons is up a few games on the rest of us. Picks Week 3 1Picks Week 3 2Picks Week 3 3Picks Week 3 4Who do you have?last_img read more

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Video: Michigan State Apologizes To “Talented Recruits All Over The Nation” For Being Unable To Visit This Week

first_imgMichigan State apologizes to recruits who are unable to visit this weekend.Twitter/@SpartanFBstaffFor many coaching staffs, this week is prime recruiting time, as the regular season is over for most teams. Michigan State’s coaches have to deal with a little thing called the Big Ten Championship this week, however, so they’ll be unable to hit the road, as they prepare to face Iowa in Indianapolis. The MSU staff decided to apologize to the nation’s “talented recruits” with a tongue-in-cheek apology PSA on Twitter. We don’t think they’re actually too broken up about it. pic.twitter.com/bCS9nVcO1c— MSU Football Staff (@SpartanFBstaff) November 30, 2015Appearing in the conference championship at 3:30 on national television should help recruiting quite a bit. We don’t think many players will hold it against Dantonio and company.last_img read more

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Nature Conservancy issues plea to help turtles safely cross roads

first_imgPELEE ISLAND, Ont. — Why did the turtle cross the road? — It may sound like the opening of a joke, but the Nature Conservancy of Canada is urging motorists to help the slow-moving reptiles get to the other side.Kristyn Ferguson, a program director with the group, says this is the time of year when turtles are crossing roadways to get to nesting areas and to warm up on the gravel and asphalt.The populations of all eight turtle species in Ontario and six species in Quebec are considered at risk.Turtles are considered an important part of wetland ecosystems because they eat dead leaves, insects and debris.Ferguson says turtles can take up to 25 years before reproducing and their egg survival rate is very low, so even one turtle being killed by a car can have a major impact.She says most turtles can be easily carried across the road, while larger snapping turtles can be lifted by the back of their shells and “walked” across the road like a wheel barrow. The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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Canadian unemployment rate falls to lowest level in more than 40 years

first_imgThe unemployment rate fell to its lowest level in more than 40 years as Canada closed out a calendar year that saw it produce jobs at a pace not seen since 2002.Statistics Canada reported Friday that the unemployment rate dropped to 5.7 per cent in December, down from 5.9 per cent the month before, to reach its lowest mark since comparable data became available in 1976.“The books closed on a phenomenal year for Canadian employment with another spectacular result for December,” CIBC economist Nick Exarhos wrote in a brief report.“In our judgement, that should be enough to see the Bank of Canada hike rates later this month, with the employment figures more than enough to offset recent disappointments on GDP.”In December 2016, the unemployment rate was 6.9 per cent, the report said. The last time the jobless rate was 5.8 per cent was October 2007.The unemployment reading fell last month as the economy generated 78,600 net new positions, including 23,700 full-time jobs.By region, Quebec and Alberta saw the biggest increases last month with each province adding more than 26,000 new jobs. Quebec’s unemployment rate fell 0.5 percentage points to 4.9 per cent, while Alberta’s dropped 0.4 percentage points to 6.9 per cent.The December reading marked the 13th-straight month of job gains, however, about half of those positive numbers were within the survey’s margin of error.Related stories:National employment numbers for December from Statistics Canada, at a glanceA quick glance at unemployment rates for December, by provinceA quick glance at unemployment rates for December, by Canadian cityFor 2017, the agency’s labour force survey said employment rose 2.3 per cent for its fastest growth rate in 15 years. The economy added 422,500 jobs last year with the gains driven by 394,200 new full-time positions.By industry, factories saw employment increase 3.5 per cent in 2017, while the services sector experienced a boost of two per cent.The survey also found that over the last year the number of employed people aged 55 and over rose 5.3 per cent. This exceeded the 2.9 per cent rate of population growth for the age group.Among core-aged workers, those between the ages of 25 and 54, employment increased 1.6 per cent last year.In a separate report Friday, Statistics Canada says the country’s merchandise trade deficit widened to $2.5 billion in November, compared to a $1.6-billion deficit the month before, as imports outgrew exports.last_img read more

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Large fire guts fish plant in eastern Newfoundland

first_imgO’DONNELL’S, N.L. – A fish plant in a small community in eastern Newfoundland has been gutted by a large fire, leaving the village without its core employer.The local volunteer fire department was dispatched to Hickey and Son’s Fisheries Ltd. in O’Donnell’s on St. Mary’s Bay at around 1:15 a.m. on Friday.By daylight, all that was left was a twisted heap of charred metal and smoldering ash, and fire Chief Tony Daley said the building was a “total write-off.”RCMP are investigating.Daley said the impact of the plant’s loss will be felt throughout the community of around 120 people.“Everybody’ll feel it, right from the little grocery store to the gas stations to everybody else,” he said.About 80 people were employed at the plant, from O’Donnell’s and neighbouring communities in the area.Measuring at 20 metres by 300 metres, the plant stood out as the centrepiece in the village.“It’s the only thing people have for employment there,” said Ann Marie Reardon, who is from the neighbouring town of St. Joseph’s.“(The village) has the fish plant and it has the store. And now the fish plant is gone. Their livelihood is gone. It’s really, really terrible.”Daley said some members of the volunteer fire department were also employed at the plant.The fire did not damage any other structures.The plant had been processing whelk and cod at the time.The fire is the latest blaze to have destroyed similar plants in the province over the last couple of years.In 2016, the Norman’s Cove-Long Cove fish plant burned to the ground, just months after a similar fire at the Quinlan Brother’s plant in Bay de Verde.Quinlan has since rebuilt, but the Quin-Sea plant in Norman’s Cove did not reopen. The operation was moved to Southern Harbour.last_img read more

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