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Huskies forced to play games 1 & 2 in Slave Lake

first_imgAfter a great stretch run, it looks like the Huskies will start the playoffs on the road. While the Huskies finished second in the league, thereby earning home-ice advantage through at least the first two rounds, the inability to get ice-time in Fort St. John has forced the Huskies to move games 1 and 2 to Slave Lake. Times are still pending, but it looks like game 1 will be Friday night, with game 2 Saturday night. Both games will be broadcast live on Moose FM – stay tuned for exact start times, and more updates as soon as they become available. – Advertisement -Game 3, and following games (if necessary) will be played the following weekend.last_img

9-11 suspect: Confession forced

first_imgBy Ben Fox THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – A Saudi suspected of being the “20th hijacker” in the Sept. 11 attacks has recanted his confession, saying he made false statements after he was beaten, abused and humiliated at Guantanamo, according to documents obtained Friday by The Associated Press. Mohammed al-Qahtani – whom U.S. officials have said was subjected to harsh treatment authorized by former Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld – denied knowledge of the Sept. 11 attacks in his first appearance before a military panel at Guantanamo Bay in October. “I am a businessman, a peaceful man,” al-Qahtani testified under oath, nearly five years after he was taken to the detention center in Cuba. “I have no connection to terrorism, violence or fighters.” An unidentified military officer at the hearing said the detainee admitted traveling in 2001 in Afghanistan, where he received terrorist training, met with Osama bin Laden and agreed to participate in a “martyr mission” for al-Qaida. Al-Qahtani said the statements were not true and he only admitted to them while he was being “tortured” at Guantanamo. The alleged torture, which he details in a separate statement, included being beaten, restrained for long periods in uncomfortable positions, threatened with dogs, exposed to loud music and freezing temperatures and stripped nude in front of female personnel, he said. The U.S. has alleged that al-Qahtani barely missed becoming the 20th hijacker on Sept. 11, 2001. The Saudi was denied entry into the country by immigration agents at the airport in Orlando, Florida. At the time, he had more than $2,400 in cash and no return plane ticket, and lead hijacker Mohamed Atta was waiting for him, a Pentagon spokesman said. 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

What evidence?

first_imgRe “Iran’s letter to Bush dismissed” (May 9): The Bush administration has dismissed Iran’s attempt to neutralize relations with the U.S. just as they dismissed the evidence that Iraq had no WMDs. Iran, who is surrounded by U.S.-friendly nuclear nations, has not violated any terms of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty, which it signed, unlike India, Pakistan and Israel, who did not sign the treaty and now have WMDs. Yet, Bush remains confrontational with Iran and embraces the other three. Iran in its 250-year history has not gone outside its borders to attack another nation. Unfortunately, because of the Bushes, for instance (remember Panama and Iraq), the U.S. cannot say the same. Bush chooses to crank up the rhetoric and not trust anything the Iranian president says. What evidence is there that he is any more believable? – Philip Wilt – Robert L. Rodine Sherman Oaks Level of discourse Re “Ranting and raging” (Your Opinions, May 4): Eileen O’Neil, I read the letters and I totally saw the opposite of what you saw. Where people should be outraged and angry, I saw light-hearted jokes at the expense of the illegal aliens. What does not speak well of our communities and country is this total disregard for truth and common sense. What does not speak well for America is a group of non-American illegals demanding rights that are not theirs to demand. Our government has failed the American people. We have taxation without representation. Build the darn wall and then we can talk worker program. And no one is trying to push our problems on illegals’ backs, so wise up. Only new diseases, hospitals going belly up and worker wages going down should be thrown on their backs. – Walter Starkey Sylmar Oozing compassion Re “Exit-exam injunction likely” (May 9): Undoubtedly, this same judge will one day rule against employers’ hiring practices for “discriminating” against those high school graduates who cannot speak English or were too poor to be able to learn. I don’t know who is dumber, the judge, the uneducated graduates or us because so few of us recognize how ignorant this judge’s sticky sweet, “aren’t I compassionate” ruling is. This ruling condemns those “poor” and those who “cannot speak English” to a future of false hope pinned to a useless diploma that has no value. If they cannot read, cannot write, cannot perform basic math and have no learned ability to organize their thought process, what value does their diploma have? I cannot use them here in my company. – Patrick Weir Chatsworth So fishy Re “Bush fishes for best answer” (May 8): So, W’s best moment, in the first five years of his presidency, is not about the economy, not a foreign policy initiative, not a major overhaul of education, not a sweeping reform of health issues, not an impact on the environment, not even a “victory in Iraq.” No, it’s a fish. I hope whoever writes the history textbooks for middle- or high-school students keeps it simple and gets it right: a 7 1/2-pound fish. That’s the whole legacy, and that’s the ugly truth. Unfortunately for us, by the next time he’s asked the question, and believe me, he will be asked that question by one of his press stooges, his crew will have a neat, vacuous, sound-bite answer prepared. Why does that sound so, so, so fishy? – Bob Levine Granada Hills Not Labor Day Re “Think before writing” (Your Opinions, May 8): I appreciate Jeannie Billings’ clarification regarding the comments written after the “Day Without Immigrants” in this paper. I must correct two statements she wrote in her note. First, Ms. Billings says, “May 1 is Labor Day in most Latin American countries.” No, May 1 is not Labor Day in other places; it is Workers Day (big difference). Secondly, May 1, as Workers Day, is celebrated all over the world. No, just some countries. The irony here is that May 1 (International Workers Day) began being celebrated in the world as a result of the Haymarket Riot on May 4, 1886, in Chicago, Ill. But the USA is the only country in the world not celebrating it. Instead, we celebrate labor (not the workers), and on another date. – Jorge A. Pavon Sherman Oaks Prove you can vote Re “Register, then vote” (Your Opinions, May 8): Our “honor system” of registering voters desperately needs a redo. Proof of citizenship should be the most basic requirement. Citizens and citizens only have the right and the duty to vote and influence how this country is run. Noncitizens should be encouraged to follow the legal steps necessary to obtain citizenship in the United States of America and thus earn the right to the many benefits such citizenship offers. – Ruth Watson West Hills Gasoline pricing If “perception is reality,” I submit that the oil crisis can be mitigated by displaying the price of gasoline in liters, not gallons. True, Americans haven’t embraced the metric system since voluntary conversion was suggested 30 years ago. Even so, imagine the thrill of passing gas stations with numbers like 85 cents proudly posted for a liter of high-test. How very 1970s. Sure, the bill for filling up the family SUV would still top $95. But our exuberance about the perceived gas price could throw even more fuel on the blazing stock market. With summer coming, the time is now to convert to the metric system for gasoline pricing and remind us of happy days. – Tony Stanol Calabasas Abandoned I have had the same abandoned car parked on the side of my house for 30 days. I have called every day to the 800-ABANDON number. But nothing is being done. The excuse is that parking enforcement is backed up. There are now several beer bottles littered around the area due to this car being there. Mr. Mayor, if there is such a backlog of abandoned cars, why are you leaving town promoting L.A. as the best place to be? Our quality of life is deteriorating every day. Maybe if I got the press out to my area to take pictures, you just might do something. Please get your priorities in order. We don’t need a football team or more trees … just better services to improve our quality of life. Then the rest will come. – Lou Grinbaum Reseda TV program contents Ever since my grown children were small, parents have been wailing about the contents of television for children and teens. Now, watching what one set of my grandchildren watches, I see it has gotten worse. Everyone who cares what the behaviors and values of the next generation will be should stop lamenting this and phone the stations. Sometimes cartoons have very moral ideas presented as well as good information and good characters. Start with a compliment and then complain about the worst aspects of what has been shown. – Bette Simons Sherman Oaks160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsVan Nuys Adjust prior year Re “Cooking the books” (Editorials, May 10): In the business community when there is a change in the way data is accounted for or analyzed, the only honest way to present year-to-year comparisons is to revise the data for the prior year to the new structure. That is what the Los Angeles Police Department should do with its crime stats for year-to-year comparisons. If they use a new aggregating procedure or drop certain crimes from one category and add them to another, then for their year-to-year comparison, they should adjust the prior year data to the same standard, and then compute the year-to-year changes. A little good, objective analysis never hurt clarity or understanding. last_img read more

England vs USA: Rooney starts on the bench as Southgate dishes out debuts

first_img Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury 2 The Borussia Dortmund winger, who has flourished in the Bundesliga this season, was a late substitute in the Nations League stalemate in Croatia last month.Manchester City midfielder Fabian Delph starts as skipper for the first time in his career as Gareth Southgate gives his fringe players a chance to impress.However, the spotlight will be firmly on Rooney. Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? BEST OF REVEALED Latest Football News Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade MONEY REVEALED Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Wayne Rooney will come off the bench to make his final international appearance in tonight’s friendly against the USA.England’s record goalscorer will captain the side and wear the number 10 shirt as Wembley pays tribute to the country’s most capped outfield player.As Rooney waves goodbye, there are debuts for Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson and Brighton defender Lewis Dunk, while 18-year-old Jadon Sancho earns his first senior start for the Three Lions.center_img 2 Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card He is set to be joined by his children during a pre-match guard of honour that will end with him collecting a memento from FA chairman Greg Clarke, before returning to the field in the second half as skipper.Here are the teams:England: Pickford; Alexander-Arnold, Keane, Dunk, Chilwell; Dele, Delph, Winks; Sancho, Wilson, LingardUSA: Guzan; Yedlin, Miazga, Brooks, Villafaña; McKennie, Trapp; Pulisic, Green, Weah; Wood ADVICE no dice Jadon Sancho makes his first start Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won huge blow RANKED Wayne Rooney will come out of retirement to make his final appearance Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions last_img read more

Wilsona trims projects to stay within building budget

first_imgLAKE LOS ANGELES – Soaring construction costs are forcing Wilsona School District officials to re-examine school-building projects to see where costs can be cut. Research by consultants indicated that bids would come in $1.6 million over what Wilsona is receiving from the state to build an elementary school, expand a middle school and refurbish an elementary school campus. “Construction costs are continuing to climb,” Superintendent Ned McNabb said. “What we see, based on the knowledge of what bids are, when we get those numbers back, they are a little too high on all three projects, so we’ve got to cut costs. It’s a matter of looking at anything that is fancier than it needs to be.” Wilsona trustees were briefed at last week’s meeting on the design changes needed to reduce construction costs and were informed that the alterations could delay the start of construction anywhere from two to three weeks to up to four months. Saddleback will be the district’s third elementary school. The kindergarten-through-fifth-grade campus will be at 150th Street East and Avenue N-12 and will be designed to hold 750 students. School officials say Lake Los Angeles’ population is growing, fueled by new home construction and families with grown children moving out and families with young children moving in. With home prices rising, homeowners with older children are taking advantage of higher home equity and leaving the area. Lake Los Angeles home prices remain well below those in other parts of the county. The people moving into the area are mostly from outside the Antelope Valley, district officials said. Karen Maeshiro, (661) 267-5744 karen.maeshiro@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “Depending on how the state architect views the changes, we might have some delays,” McNabb said. Wilsona has been approved to receive nearly $19 million in state hardship funding to build Saddleback Elementary School at a cost of $11.84 million, add 11 classrooms at Challenger Middle School for $4.54 million and replace 16 relocatable classrooms with new ones at Wilsona Elementary for $2.6 million. Design changes include installing three modular buildings instead of permanent ones – two at the Saddleback campus and one at Challenger – that would save about $600,000, McNabb said. Wilsona also plans to reduce asphalt paving and concrete work and simplify landscaping at Saddleback and Challenger, McNabb said. Wilsona officials had said in August that they hoped to begin construction on the Challenger and Saddleback projects in midfall. last_img read more

STUNNING SEPTEMBER SKYLINES ABOVE DONEGAL – PIC SPECIAL

first_imgBrin Sweeney caught this stunning shot of the Cross at Loughanure last night.Another amazing shot from Brid, this time of the boat known local in Magherclogher as Bad Eddie.Pauric O’Donnell took this stunning shot. Not sure where is. Answers on a postcard (actually send us an email!)STUNNING SEPTEMBER SKYLINES ABOVE DONEGAL – PIC SPECIAL was last modified: September 30th, 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)last_img read more

DD Hair: Rose gold hair trend – with Patrick Gildea Hairdressing

first_imgPink and pastel shades have proved very popular from season to season and it looks set to continue – well for another while anyway! Patrick asked Elaine, one of our Artistic Directors and Master Colour Experts, for her view on pink shades for the upcoming months. Elaine says this season has lots of creative options for colour but one colour that isn’t going away is rose gold. Pastel hair shades of course are nothing new but there is something so pretty and feminine about this latest hue. Rose gold is a beautiful mix of red and pink shades that looks almost natural in certain lights and is perfect for those that want to try the pastel look without going over the top or for those that can’t quite commit to full-on fiery red but really want a colour change.Some of the major A-list stars have showcased this gorgeous colour – Blake Lively, Sienna Miller and Emma Roberts have rocked rose gold – but the most recent beauty to embrace rose gold is Kylie Jenner and, although we love her natural darker locks, she can definitely pull off this look. Elaine says that rose gold can be worn differently depending on your colouring and can work well on both blondes and brunettes. This colour works well on all skin types and can be personalised easily with the placement of colour. You don’t necessarily need to go with a full-head effect, if you would like something with a little more subtlety opt for an ombre colouring technique, which will give such a beautiful result.If like us you can’t wait to try out the trending #RoseGoldHair colour you will be pleased to know that we offer Complimentary Colour Consultations with our Master Colour Experts. This means that you can have an in-depth conversation with your stylist and decide on a personalised look which will be created especially for you. Book online at www.patrickgildea.ie or call us on 00353-74-91-25476 for more information or to book your Complimentary Colour Consultation. DD Hair: Rose gold hair trend – with Patrick Gildea Hairdressing was last modified: October 13th, 2016 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Smart Glass Maker Opens New Plant

first_imgCutting-Edge Windows that Can Be Tinted on DemandHigh-Tech Windows with Dynamic GlazingsGBA Encyclopedia: SkylightsGBA Product Guide: Wasco SageGlass SkylightsGBA Product Guide: SageGlass Insulated Glass Unit RELATED ARTICLES The manufacturer of a type of glass that can be electronically tinted has opened a new manufacturing plant in Minnesota that can produce 4 million sq. ft. of glass a year in sizes up to 5 ft. by 10 ft.SageGlass said the 324,000-sq. ft. plant in Faribault, Minn., is the largest of its kind in the world. It was built to LEED Silver standards.The company said it had made a number of improvements in the glazing, not only in the maximum size of the panels but in its aesthetic appearance. The glass, which is available in a number of different tints, has a laminated construction that makes it stronger than previous versions, according to the company.The glass can change from clear to a fully tinted state in 15 minutes or less. Visible light transmittance at the center of the glass can be manipulated from 62% in its fully clear mode to 2% fully tinted. By controlling the amount of sunlight and heat that enters a building, the glass can reduce the cooling load by 20%, SageGlass says.center_img It takes 0.28 watts of energy per sq. ft. to change the light transmittance of the glass, but only 0.1 watts per sq. ft. to maintain a tint. On average, the company says, 2,000 sq. ft. of glass can be controlled with the same amount of energy consumed by a 60 watt light bulb.Sage has partnerships to make residential windows with H Window Company, Marvin Windows and Weather-Tek Design Center.SageGlass was founded in 1989 and is now owned by Saint-Gobain.last_img read more

KXIP vs SRH: Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan stands out in high-scoring affair

first_imgAfghanistan’s Rashid Khan continued to impress one and all as he stood out in a high-scoring tie between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kings XI Punjab, where Hyderabad beat Punjab by 26 runs in Mohali.Rashid returned with figures of 1/16 on a batting pitch and when Shaun Marsh was going on a rampage in Punjab’s chase of 208 after Hyderabad’s brilliant first-innings effort.Batting first, Hyderabad got off to a flyer courtesy of David Warner and Shikhar Dhawan, reaching 100 runs in just nine overs before Warner fell for 51 with the scores on 107/1 from 10 overs. Dhawan continued the slog fest, hammering the bowlers around in a very good pitch before falling for 77 off 48 balls. But, that was not it as Kane Williamson showed again that he can be as good a T20 player as he is in the longest format, when he scored 54* off just 27 balls to take SRH’s score to 207/3 in their 20 overs.Punjab also got off to flyer thanks to Martin Guptill, who replaced the injured Hashim Amla in the squad, who hit 23 off just 11 balls before holding out to Moises Henriques off the bowling falling of Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Punjab also lost Vohra in quick succession but Shaun Marsh was looking dangerous as he took 17 runs of Deepak Hooda’s over and was looking to up the ante.Punjab were going strong on 67/3 from seven overs and that is when Warner threw the ball to the ball to the ever-so dependable Rashid and he didn’t disappoint.The 19-year-old gave just three runs off his first over and followed it up with just one run from his second over to put the brakes on the scoring, leaving Punjab at 76/3 from 10 overs as the asking rate kept mounting. He conceded eight of his third over but returned with a bang in his fourth and picked up the all important wicket of Eoin Morgan for 26, who was just looking dangerous and join Marsh and hit the accelerator. He gave away just six runs off his last over and finished with figures of 4-0-16-1, with Punjab on 121/4 from 14 overs, needing 87 runs to win from just 36 balls.advertisementRashid, who was awarded the man-of-the-match for being so effective in the middle overs thanked the team and coaching staff for his success.”It’s a big league and it’s a big stage, playing with big names. So always trying my best to learn from them. We have a very good coaching staff. Murali has been superb so far with me and is supporting me and is giving me all his experience. I’m enjoying myself with him. The confidence and the motivation given from the coaching staff and the skipper helps,” he said.He also thanked his brother for his continued support before signing off.”I would like to dedicate this award to my brother. He has prayed for me and this goes to him.”last_img read more

ESPN Analyst Makes Bold Prediction For Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence

first_imgtrevor lawrence celebrates during the national title gameSANTA CLARA, CA – JANUARY 07: Trevor Lawrence #16 of the Clemson Tigers celebrates his seventy-four yard touchdown throw during the third quarter against the Alabama Crimson Tide in the CFP National Championship presented by AT&T at Levi’s Stadium on January 7, 2019 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence capped off a stellar freshman season with an outstanding performance in the Tigers’ national championship game win over Alabama on Monday. In doing so, Lawrence already made himself the favorite to be the No. 1 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.Before that happens, he still has some business to accomplish in college. He is already the early favorite for the 2019 Heisman Trophy, and ESPN’s Mark Schlabach made a bold prediction this morning that Lawrence will actually win the Heisman twice.That means Schlabach is calling for Lawrence to win the award in 2019 and 2020. The only person to win the Heisman in back-to-back years is Ohio State running back Archie Griffin in the 1970s.Griffin is still the only two-time Heisman winner, so Lawrence would be joining an exclusive fraternity if he takes the trophy home twice.At 6-foot-6 and 205 pounds, Lawrence has a rare combination of size, arm strength, mobility and intelligence. Even better, he’s one of the most grounded 19-year-old kids you’ll meet.[ … ]Lawrence is only going to get better. He will lead the Tigers back to the CFP in 2019, winning the stiff-armed trophy as a reward.You can read the rest of Schlabach’s predictions for 2019 here.It should be a lot of fun seeing Lawrence and Tua Tagovailoa duke it out for the Heisman next fall.last_img read more