Peace River Regional District News Letter

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Ex-school janitor guilty of annoying girl

first_img(661) 267-5744160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LANCASTER – A former Antelope Valley College janitor accused of making advances toward a 14-year-old girl has been acquitted of felony false imprisonment, but convicted of misdemeanor child annoying. Juan Diego Cabral, a 49-year-old grandfather who had worked at the college since May 1989 but has since resigned, was accused of taking the girl around the campus, including the indoor pool and weight room, and hugging her twice against her wishes. “I can only surmise the jurors were paying close attention to the fact that the door to the indoor pool area does not lock from the inside,” Cabral’s attorney, James Bates, said. “It’s either she’s locked in or not.” An Antelope Valley Superior Court jury deliberated about a day before acquitting Cabral on Monday of the more serious charge. The jury also acquitted him of a lesser charge of misdemeanor false imprisonment. Cabral faces up to a year in jail when he is sentenced May 11. The girl was on campus July 6 watching her cousin play tennis. Cabral was working that day and had talked with her at one point, prosecutors said. “At some point, she went back to the bleachers. He came up from behind, grabbed her, pulled her up and led her to an isolated part of the campus to the indoor swimming pool area and the weight room,” Deputy District Attorney Valerie Little said. As she left the area, Cabral, who has a real estate license, handed her his business card with his name, telephone number and photograph, Little said. karen.maeshiro@dailynews.com last_img read more

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Derby boss McClaren laughes off QPR links

first_img Derby manager Steve McClaren 1 Derby manager Steve McClaren has laughed off suggestions he could replace Harry Redknapp at former club QPR.The Premier League strugglers are in the market for a new manager after the 67-year-old resigned earlier this week.McClaren, also linked with the Newcastle job recently, spent just under three months coaching under Redknapp at Loftus Road prior to becoming head coach at Derby in September 2013.The former England boss is reported to be of interest to QPR, along with Real Madrid assistant coach Paul Clement and former Tottenham manager Tim Sherwood, who is currently the favourite to fill the position.When asked about the speculation at his pre-match press conference on Thursday afternoon, McClaren said: “Shall we move on? Good try!“I answered that [speculation] a few weeks ago, and it is the same answer now. Nothing changes. We laugh it off and move on quick.“So let’s focus and concentrate on the job in hand which is trying to get Derby County into the Premier League.”Derby, who agonisingly lost to QPR in the Championship play-off final last season, are currently second in the table but level on points with league leaders Bournemouth.last_img read more

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Aguero hopes for Manchester City stay

first_img0Shares0000Manchester City’s striker Sergio Aguero celebrates after scoring during the UEFA Champions League football match against Napoli November 1, 2017 at the San Paolo stadium in NaplesMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Jan 3 – Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero insists that he would like to remain at the club until 2020, but says that it’s not up to him.The Argentine has scored 13 goals in 17 Premier League matches this season, but the rise of Brazilian forward Gabriel Jesus has somewhat overshadowed his role in Pep Guardiola’s side. “I have until 2020, I think,” Aguero said after scoring in Tuesday’s 3-1 win over Watford.“The truth is I hope to see out my contract and I’ll try to do my best from here until the end of the season, and after that we will see what happens. Obviously, my plan is not to change clubs.“As always, as I said before, the club has the last word, they’re the only ones who decide, because obviously the club is the one who makes the decisions, they are the ones who say you have to go or have to stay, so I’ll respect whatever they tell me.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Downtown park gets go-ahead

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88 The agreement released Monday allocates $38 million for construction, landscaping and artwork for the park between City Hall and the Music Center. An additional $9 million is allocated for design and public outreach, with $4 million for contingencies. The park is not envisioned on the scale of New York’s Central Park, with its 843 acres. The L.A. version, ranging from 16 acres to 26 acres if the county Hall of Administration and Stanley Mosk Courthouse are relocated, is part of the proposed $1.8 billion Grand Avenue redevelopment project. That project – 2,600 condos and apartments, 400,000 square feet of retail space, a 275-room hotel and a 50-story tower designed by architect Frank Gehry – would be the centerpiece of $10 billion worth of development proposed for downtown Los Angeles. The authority is expected to introduce preliminary schematic designs of the park April 24. Then several hearings will allow the public to comment on the proposal before development starts at the end of the year. At the meeting Monday, the president of the Downtown Neighborhood Council, Brady Westwater, said he was concerned that downtown parking lots would be eliminated to make way for the civic park, creating a crunch for motorists. “Virtually every surface parking lot in the area is being replaced,” Westwater said. “Suddenly, we are going to have a deficit of 4,000 to 5,000 spaces within a block of the park. Well, where are the people coming to the park going to park?” Authority member and county Chief Administrative Officer David Janssen said county government can replace the lost parking spaces in front of City Hall by spending $2 million to $3 million to repair the now-closed parking garage under the Court of Flags. “But on the bigger issue, he’s probably right,” Janssen said. “All of the development downtown is going to take place on parking lots. As this moves forward in the next 10 to 15 years, people need to be paying attention to replacement parking.” Troy Anderson, (213) 974-8985 troy.anderson@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The Grand Avenue Authority approved an agreement Monday to begin the design of a $51 million downtown civic park that officials envision as a smaller Los Angeles version of New York’s Central Park. “I think the original charge of something that is uniquely L.A., that speaks to L.A., that you won’t see if you go to any other city, that the public can access, that is exciting and has an impact that goes beyond just that lot – I think we are very confident that those objectives can be achieved,” said Bill Witte, president of The Related Companies, which won the development contract. Authority members said the funding might pay for only basic park infrastructure, landscaping, gardens and replacements of parking garage ramps. At recent hearings, members of the public asked that the park include a band shell, pavilion, water features and other amenities. “It’s important the public know, so we don’t start behind the eight ball again with an expectation that we are supposed to deliver something we can’t afford to deliver,” county Supervisor Gloria Molina, who chairs the authority, said. last_img read more

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Men’s Basketball To Square Off With The Redhawks at Knapp Center

first_imgStory Links Live Stats ESPN+ DES MOINES, Iowa – Following a victorious return to the Knapp Center earlier this week, the Drake University men’s basketball team is set to face-off with the Southeast Missouri Redhawks Saturday, Dec. 7, at 5 p.m. before heading back out on the road. The game will be broadcast by Mediacom MC22 on television, streamed on ESPN+ and on the radio at ESPN 1350.  The Bulldogs (7-2), who remain 5-0 at home, are coming off a narrow 56-53 victory against the Milwaukee Panthers Tuesday evening. Sophomore forward Liam Robbins (Davenport, Iowa)  led in scoring once again with 11 points along with seven rebounds and four blocks. In his first season as the team’s leading post player, Robbins is tied for second in total scoring this season with 89 points. Roman Penn (Calumet City, Ill.), who has equaled Robbins’ scoring, had seven points against the Panthers, while continuing his trend of consistency across the court with five rebounds, two assists, and two steals. Anthony Murphy also had seven points in Wednesday’s game and currently leads the Bulldogs in season scoring with 95. Sophomore guard Garrett Sturtz (Newton, Iowa) saw a solid performance off the boards, leading the team with eight rebounds. Sturtz currently leads the team in total rebounds for the season with 57. In the team’s last home game before the Gulf Coast Showcase at the end of November, Sturtz saw a career high 14 rebounds in their victory over Lehigh. The Redhawks (3-5) have been led in scoring this season by Alex Caldwell, a sophomore at guard, who has 79 points on the season. Caldwell averages 12 points per game for the team, alongside leading the team in assists for the season with 17. Senior forward Quatarrius Wilson tops the Redhawk leaderboard in rebounds with 53 and blocks with seven. Saturday’s game will be the second-ever meeting between the two programs and the first since 2006 when they met in Fairbanks, Ak.After their matchup with the Redhawks, the Bulldogs will head out of the Knapp Center to Dayton, Ohio, where they will meet the No. 18/17 Dayton Flyers Dec. 14. Tip-off is scheduled for 6 p.m. CSTPrint Friendly Version Buy Tickets Drake Game Notes Live Audio last_img read more

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SINN FEIN AGREE THREE CANDIDATE STRATEGY FOR DONEGAL

first_imgSinn Féin Deputies Pearse Doherty and Pádraig Mac Lochlainn have today welcomed the decision by their party’s National Executive to grant approval for three candidates to contest the upcoming General Election in Donegal.Cllr Gary DohertyThe announcement , which was made earlier today by Sinn Féin’s Ard Chomhairle, means that a convention to select a third candidate can now take place.Earlier this week Councillor Gary Doherty confirmed his intention to contest the vote. Deputies Doherty and MacLochlainn said “The decision made today by the Ard Chomhairle to employ a three candidate strategy here in the constituency of Donegal is something which we both very much welcome.“As previously stated, while we are under no illusion of the great challenge which we have set ourselves to succeed in having three candidates elected, all of our members across the county are excited and energised as we now await party convention in the coming days where that third candidate will ultimately be selected.“We then look forward to taking our campaign to every door in this huge constituency. Sinn Féin wants to be the driving force for real change in this State and a fair recovery for our people in a new government.The election of three Sinn Féin TDs in Donegal would be a major step towards that goal” SINN FEIN AGREE THREE CANDIDATE STRATEGY FOR DONEGAL was last modified: October 17th, 2015 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:CLLR GARY DOHERTYSinn Feinlast_img read more

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Rajiv’s team ‘Double Trouble’ pulls off No.2 position on debut

first_img Tags: Rajiv RupareliaRonald Ssebuguzi Rajiv finished second on his debut. (PHOTO/AGENCY)KAMPALA – Budding rally driver, Rajiv Ruparelia on Sunday May 26 came out of his debut an impressive second, after clocking a record time 10:44 minutes.Ronald Ssebuguzi, an experienced driver, who has been on the track for some time won the weekend’s Enduro and 4×4 Challenge Championship hosted at Zion Estate, Sisa after clocking 10:04 minutes. Jonas Kasiime was third on 10:54 minutes.It marks an impressive debut for Rajiv; who is rallying under his ‘RR – Double Trouble’ team and cruising his newly launched VW Polo Proto, imported from Poland.Rajiv and team will now focus attention to the upcoming Pearl of Africa rally under the Federation of Motor Sport in Uganda (FMU).Navigated by Ronnie Walia, Rajiv’s team ‘RR – Double Trouble’ is managed by veteran rally driver Dipu Rupareria while Mike Mwangi is the Chief Mechanic.Comments last_img read more

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Khulisa ‘reinventing South African lives’

first_img20 December 2012 Khulisa means “to nurture” in Zulu. And plenty of nurturing has been going on across South Africa over the past 16 years in Khulisa Social Solutions, a multi-layered intervention and upliftment programme with the slogan Reinventing lives. “We work with a variety of role-players including corporations, NGOs and the government to co-ordinate and facilitate projects that engage poverty alleviation, crime reduction, victim empowerment, enterprise development and community upliftment,” indicates the website. Founder and managing director Lesley Ann van Selm established the NGO in 1997 and today it has 31 offices nationwide, employing 250. It works in 100 rural areas, and has reached 493 046 people through its multiple programmes in the past year. Khulisa has won and been shortlisted for numerous social awards, including the Silver Impumelelo Award in 2007; the National Reintegration Award from the South African National Institute for Crime Prevention and the Reintegration of Offenders in 2000; and in 2006, the Gauteng Service Provider of the Year Award from the Department of Correctional Services. Khulisa has also set up shop in the UK, where it went originally to create a base from which to access funding, but the organisation’s ‘Silence the Violence’ programme was identified as something that didn’t exist in that country. Khulisa is now an independent entity in the UK, and has been operating as such since 2008.Inspired to make a difference Van Selm, who has a marketing and public relations background, has won the 2010 Checkers Woman of the Year award in the Good Neighbour Category and the 2009 Pinnacle Award as a leading social entrepreneur in southern Africa. She was also shortlisted for the 2012 Annual Reconciliation Award from the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation. In 2001 she was elected an Ashoka Fellow, a prestigious accolade. Ashoka is a global organisation that supports leading social entrepreneurs, individuals who are making a large-scale impact on society. In the troubled 1980s, Van Selm worked as an entrepreneur in the townships, but in 1986 she went bankrupt. “I think this is a lesson that every entrepreneur needs to go through because it gives you a gut feeling about things that you never lose.” After dabbling in advertising, educational television programmes and films, she became involved in storytelling and tied up with the Education Department in training teachers in the art. This fizzled out but she took the idea to Leeuwkop Prison in north Johannesburg – the concept was to help rehabilitate inmates through storytelling. “That is the day I knew my life would never be the same.” Van Selm was introduced to 20 young inmates, whom she describes as “the most beautiful young people who responded to the opportunity to listen to a story, to tell their story, to participate, to be creative, to be honest about what had happened and they were so hungry and thirsty – they were hopeless because they had never been given a chance to tell their stories or be creative.” She says after running the pilot programme in the prison for a week, “it was unthinkable that we wouldn’t come back”. Van Selm admits to becoming obsessed with her young charges. “The first year I worked with them I came back from my holiday with my entire boot filled with Oros bottles and sea water.” She was requested to bring back sea water because of traditional beliefs that it has healing qualities. And so Khulisa was born. Originally called Khulisa Crime Prevention Initiative, it has broadened its scope to wider societal issues, changing its name to Khulisa Social Solutions. Vision and mission Khulisa’s vision is to provide a “safer, healthier and more prosperous South Africa, where all people, especially youth, have access to the information, skills and opportunities they need to contribute to equitable local and national development”. This will be done by addressing “social vulnerabilities and inequalities by providing support and developmental know-how, through key partnerships, for initiatives at a community level that quantifiably demonstrate social impact”, according to the website. Over the past year Khulisa has partnered with 188 entities around the country, including the Justice, Correctional Services, Education, Foreign Affairs, Health, Social Development, Community Safety, Housing and Labour Departments. These departments help fund Khulisa, which is also supported financially by the European Union, the Danish, Finnish, American and British governments, the Open Society Foundation, the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, and the US Agency for International Development. Local sponsors are Anglo American, Harmony Gold, Goldfields, BHP Billiton, Liberty Life, Investec Bank, Carlson Wagonlit and DHL, among others. “Our proven, award-winning programmes provide the intellectual, moral and emotional development that is absent in the lives of many,” states the website. “These interventions effectively break the cycle of violence and crime and result in reinvented individuals becoming part of a “pay-it-forward” social enterprise or community development initiative.”Fostering self-reliance Khulisa works through three inter-connected business units that focus on crime prevention and access to justice, community and leadership development, and business skills and enterprise development. “By targeting all three areas, Khulisa reinforces behaviour change, primarily by the youth, with opportunities for self-reliance, sustainability and an improved community environment.” These business units collectively run nine programmes: Offender rehabilitation; Justice and Restoration; Make it Better youth capacity building and development; diversion programmes; Silence the Violence; Speak up/tug of war; social enterprise programmes in schools; training of master trainers; and the puppet project. Once they’ve gone through the Khulisa programmes, graduates who demonstrate aptitude are assisted in setting up their micro enterprises, which are developed in partnership with Khulisa or other NGOs working in those particular fields. Offender rehabilitation: Offender rehabilitation has three arms: HIV/Aids peer education, conducted in various prisons around the country; offender rehabilitation; and Gateways offender reintegration. Khulisa has worked in 60 prisons across the country with its HIV/Aids peer education programme, rolling it out to 5 763 offenders over the past five years. By June 2012 the programme had been introduced to 11 South African Development Community countries, by training psychiatrists, medical doctors, human resource practitioners and prison management officers. Over the past five years only 18% of 287 offenders who have completed the programme have been reincarcerated. The national relapse rate is 85%. Through the Gateways programme, 66 ex-offenders were given job-shadowing opportunities in 2009, with 83% completing it, and 14% employed full-time by the City of Johannesburg. A survey six months later revealed that 81% of 36 respondents either were employed or studying or volunteering. The programme has dealt mainly with serious, violent crime and targeted incarcerated, pre- and post-release offenders. The recidivism rate in the country is around 80% while Khulisa’s rate is less than 20%. A case study done in Phoenix in Durban between 2007 and 2009 revealed that 2 000 cases were successfully mediated by Khulisa, the National Prosecuting Authority and the justice department, leading to a reduction in the court backlog of up to 50%, with 93% of victims saying they would rather go the alternative justice route. Another case study, done between 2010 and 2012 over six urban, peri-urban and rural sites, saw 88 438 people being reached on the basis of one victim, one perpetrator, with common assault being the most common crime. Across the six sites, 84% of cases were successfully mediated. Make it Better: The Make it Better (MIB) programme aims to skill youth community leaders. Over 13 years 53 MIB programmes were introduced in seven provinces, training more than 600 people. Over a two-year period each MIB group influenced the lives of around 5 000 young children through peer drug and HIV/Aids education, multiple life skills, sports and recreation, and leadership, among others. Diversion programme: This programme aims to divert young adults who have committed petty offences out of the criminal justice system, thereby giving them a second chance. This involves apologising to the victims, and getting involved in community outreach programmes, called Ubuntu in Action. Between 2010 and 2012, of 6 829 children under 18 years across the country who were involved in petty crime, 4 961 or 73% were diverted away from crime. Silence the Violence: Amazing results have been achieved in this programme – from a group of 164 maximum sentence offenders in four correctional facilities, none of them re-offended during a four-year period after participation in the programme. Some 119 became HIV/Aids and Substance Abuse Peer Educators in their correctional facilities, and 23 of them were released and are giving peer education programmes in schools and their communities. Speak up/tug of war programme: The aim of this programme is to reduce alcohol-related problems among young people, thus empowering them to speak up around substance abuse in their schools and communities. It involves a systemic approach in addressing problems, empowering young people, educators and parents in alcohol-related problems in their communities and schools. Social enterprise programmes: These programmes have been conducted in schools. In 2012 17 young people from three Soweto schools who participated in the programme over a six-month period, demonstrated a personal growth of 85%. Training of master trainers: In 2012 over 600 social workers benefited from Khulisa training developed by the organisation for the department of social development’s crime prevention directorate. The overall rating of Khulisa’s service delivery as a result was 85%. Puppet project: Over a six-month period 27 345 children participated and benefited from puppet shows in 66 schools. This resulted in job creation, where NGOs were established that specialise in communication via puppetry. Human rights awareness was raised among children and their parents, which led to “significant referrals to alternative sources”. First published by MediaClubSouthAfrica.com – get free high-resolution photos and professional feature articles from Brand South Africa’s media service. Justice and restoration: The Justice and Restoration programme or JARP is “a holistic and integrated programme that combines Khulisa’s community development, rehabilitation and reintegration programmes with restorative justice, peacemaking and conflict resolution processes”.last_img read more

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2019 Ohio State Fair Junior Market Beef Show results

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Grand Champion: Elizabeth Heintz, Hardin County (Champ. Maine-Anjou)Reserve Grand Champion:– Delaney Jones – Allen County (Division III Champion)Third overall:– Frani Levan – Champaign County (Division II Champion)Fourth overall: Elizabeth Heintz, Hardin County (Champ. Chianina)Fifth overall:– Cole Wharton – Wayne County (Division II Reserve Champion)  2019 Ohio State Fair Junior Market Steer ShowAugust 3rd, 2019Judges: Amanda Schnoor – Chowchilla, CA and Scott Bush – Britton, SD Ohio Governor Mike DeWine stops by the Voinovich Livestock and Trade Center to watch a class of crossbred steers with Elizabeth Harsh, Executive Director of the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association. Defiance County’s Logan Schroeder profile’s his Reserve Champion Shorthorn. Madison Frey of Wyandot County is all smiles after being named the exhibitor of the Champion Hereford steer. Elizabeth Heintz, Hardin County, answers the judges’ questions in the Chianina class. John Goebel, Williams County, parades his steer around the ring. The Champion Shorthorn steer was exhibited by Ross Michael of Montgomery County. Holden Levan, Champaign County, leads his Reserve Champion Chianina steer past the judge. Judges Amanda Schnoor, Chowchilla, CA and Scott Bush, Britton SD evaluate the 2019 market beef show. Kendall Bishop of Clark County holds on tight to her Reserve Champion Hereford Steer. Harrison Blay of Portage County sets up his Champion AOB steer for the judge. Sydney Sanders of Highland County shows off her Reserve Champion AOB Steer. Luke Fulton of Miami County sets up his Champion Market Heifer. Erie County’s Kyle Kardotzke profiles his Reserve Market Heifer. Sammie Unger of Hardin County leads her crossbred steer through the ring in the Voinovich Livestock and Trade Center. Allison Davis of Carroll County keeps a close eye on the judge while showing her crossbred steer. Champion Drive. Champion Drive. Judge Scott Bush name the steer shown by Madison Paden of Guernsey County the Division I Champion. Champion Drive. Champion Drive. Champion Drive. Champion Drive. Champion Drive. Champion Drive. Champion Drive. Champion Drive. Allison Underwood leads Elizabeth Heintz’s steer in the parade of champions. Champion Drive. Champion Drive. Champion Drive. Champion Drive. Delaney Jones showcases her soon-to-be-named reserve champion steer. Champion Drive. Champion Drive. Delaney Jones of Allen County moments before being named the exhibitor of the Reserve Champion Market Steer. Judge Scott Bush shakes the hand of Elizabeth Heintz of Hardin County. Elizabeth exhibited the Grand Champion Market Steer. Delaney Jones of Allen County is congratulated by Champion Drive. Champion Drive.ChianinaGrand Champion – Elizabeth Heintz, Hardin CountyReserve Champion – Holden Levan, Champaign CountyHerefordGrand Champion – Madison Frey, Wyandot CountyReserve Champion – Kendall Bishop, Clark CountyMaine-AnjouGrand Champion – Elizabeth Heintz, Hardin CountyReserve Champion – Victoria Waits, Fayette CountyShorthornGrand Champion – Ross Michael, Montgomery CountyReserve Champion – Logan Schroeder, Defiance CountyShorthorn PlusGrand Champion – Alex Linder – Huron CountyReserve Champion – Tatumn Poff – Geauga CountySimmentalGrand Champion – Libby Grossniklaus – Wayne CountyReserve Champion – Caden Wright – Allen CountyAll Other Breeds (AOB)Grand Champion – Harrison Blay – Portage CountyReserve Champion – Sydney Sanders – Highland CountyMarket HeiferGrand Champion –  Luke Fulton – Miami CountyReserve Champion – Kyle Kardotzke – Erie CountyCrossbredDivision I Champion – Madison Paden – Guernsey CountyDivision I Reserve Champion – Allison Davis – Carroll CountyDivision II Champion – Frani Levan – Champaign CountyDivision II Reserve Champion – Cole Wharton – Wayne CountyDivision III Champion – Delaney Jones – Allen CountyDivision III Reserve Champion – Elizabeth Heintz – Hardin Countylast_img read more

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