first_imgThe ASPCA (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) today announced the start of a months-long celebration of its 150th anniversary this April with ASPCA 150: Come to Their Rescue – a national campaign honoring the ASPCA’s 150 years of animal rescue by inspiring public action to help save and protect dogs, cats, horses and farm animals from cruelty.Video: Join the ASPCA’s 150 Days of Rescue CampaignAs part of the celebration, notable stars from movies, television and music have come together in a video to encourage public participation in “150 Days of Rescue,” a call-to-action campaign encouraging the public to help animals in their community. The video, conceived and directed by photographer and filmmaker Dewey Nicks, features a variety of celebrities speaking up for animals in need and encouraging the public to do the same. Celebrity participants include Jason Schwartzman, George Lopez, Adrienne Moore, Julie Bowen, Krysten Ritter, Miles Brown, Beth Behrs, 50 Cent, Jennifer Coolidge, Ke$ha, Martha Stewart, Edie Falco, Nathan Lane, and Keith Stanfield. The soundtrack for the short film is provided by composer and musician Owen Pallett.In the 150-day campaign, which begins on the ASPCA’s April 10 birthday, the ASPCA will encourage animal lovers to visit ASPCA.org/150days and pledge at least 15 minutes of their time to helping animals in need, toward an ultimate goal of 150,000 acts of compassion through September 7, 2016. Possible actions include volunteering at a local shelter, fostering and/or adopting homeless animals, and advocating for stronger animal welfare laws. Those who log their actions on the campaign website will be encouraged to enter their favorite shelters or rescue groups in a grant contest in which one of these organizations will receive a $150,000 grant from the ASPCA.In addition to the “150 Days of Rescue” campaign, the ASPCA’s celebration will also include two large-scale public adoption events in New York City on Sunday, April 10 in partnership with the Alliance for NYC’s Animals, as well as an ‘NYC Paws Parade’ in partnership with the NYPD. The ASPCA will also premiere its first-ever documentary, “Second Chance Dogs” on Animal Planet on April 16. For information on all events surrounding the ASPCA’s 150th anniversary, visit www.aspca150.org.last_img read more

first_img SearchSearch inCandidateDistrict AreaVotesElected CandidateDistrict AreaVotesElected Nicole SoontiensRural Area of Dawson Creek89 Travis JonesRural Area of Dawson Creek115X Darcy HearttRural Area of Dawson Creek95 Kim EricksonRural Area of Dawson Creek110 Chad AndersonRural Area of Dawson Creek222X Tamara ZiemerDawson Creek1071X Andelina SchurmannDawson Creek819 Jennifer LalondeDawson Creek1108X Andrea SmithChetwynd220 Crystal HilltonChetwynd360X Jessica FairfulChetwynd79 Becky BortonChetwynd364X Roxanne GulickTumbler RidgeX Jennifer Lalonde and Tamara Ziemer were elected in Electoral Area III, while Angelina Schurmann was not elected.In Electoral Area IV, newcomers Chad Anderson and Travis Jones were elected to those two seats. Incumbent Nicole Soontiens was not re-elected, and neither was Darcy Heartt or Kim Erickson. School District 59center_img DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – Here are the school trustee election results for School District 59.Incumbent Electoral Area I trustee Crystal Hillton was re-elected, along with newcomer Becky Borton. Incumbent trustee Andrea Smith lost her re-election bid, along with Jessica Fairful.Roxanne Gulick was acclaimed in Electoral Area II, which represents the Tumbler Ridge area.last_img read more

first_imgThe EMS Exemplary Service Medal is a member of the Canadian Honours System Exemplary Service Medal’s family. It was created on July 7, 1994, to recognize professionals in the provision of emergency medical services who have performed their duties in an exemplary manner, characterized by good conduct, industry and efficiency. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Fort St. John Paramedic John Te Bulte recently received the EMS Exemplary Service Medal.Te Bulte received the medal in honour of his 30-year service with British Columbia Emergency Health Services.In a statement from British Columbia Emergency Health Services, it said, “John is an excellent paramedic and a great ambassador for BCEHS. He is an incredible mentor and team builder who never forgets what it’s like to be just beginning your career as a paramedic. His focus has always been to build people up as a driver preceptor, he makes new paramedics feel comfortable during what could be a very stressful and uncertain situation. John has also brought his commitment to environmental sustainability into the station and is always the first to start a recycling program. He is trusted and respected by all those around him and takes every opportunity to build coalitions with partners and advance the reputation of BCEHS”.last_img read more

first_img“We looked at a projection of over 50 years and, now, this isn’t realistic in a sense that you’re not going have these big swings in cost. It’s really hard to predict 50 years from now. This is based off those expected lifespans.”From those projections, the District will be looking at spending 1.3 million dollars annually over the next 50 years, and for water, the District is looking at paying $800,000 annually over the next half a century.Council feels the Asset Management report was well done.Adam says this Asset Management work puts Taylor in a better position when it comes to applying for financial support.“This whole Asset Management work that you are doing puts you in a better position to be able to access funding for grants because this is all now considered to be a prerequisite for when are applying for certain stuff.”You can view the full Asset Management Presentation on the District of Taylor’s website. “It actually is part of the daily operations and decision making, and it’s something that happens every day. It’s a living document or piece of information that’s constantly changing to have more information available.”According to Zackodnik, the District currently has 114 million dollars in assets.“We came up with 114 million dollars worth of assets that you guys currently own. About 42 percent in roads, and 46 in water.”Zackodnik says they have looked at a projection of over 50 years for the life span of the current assets. Project timeline for the asset management project. Source District of TaylorKimberly Zackodnik and Jamie Adam of Urban Systems made the presentation to Council.The presentation looked at the District’s current status in Asset Management and what steps will need to be taken in the future.Adam says Asset Management is the combination of building or constructing, along with maintenance and operations of assets.“It’s important to remember that asset management is actually the combination of building or constructing, but also, on the maintenance side, it’s also around maintenance and operations as well as rehabilitation or abandoning or disposal of some of the assets you already have. It’s not just “let’s just building something or just replace it,” it kind of looks at the whole picture.”Adam also adds that asset management is part of the daily operations of the District.center_img TAYLOR, B.C. – The District of Taylor Council was given a presentation on phase one of the District’s Asset Management at a recent Council meeting on January 21.Urban Systems is the engineering consultants that helped to develop the District’s Asset Management Plan.Discussions for creating the asset management plan had started pre-2014, with inventory taking place since then.last_img read more

The Ohio State women’s tennis team travels to Ann Arbor, Mich. on Friday to take on DePaul University after receiving its third-straight NCAA tournament bid.Posting a 19-9 record on the year, the No. 34 Buckeyes were rewarded for their season by receiving one of the tournament’s 33 at-large bids on Tuesday.Coach Chuck Merzbacher was pleased with his team’s season and said the selection didn’t come as a surprise.“We had one of the toughest schedules that we have ever had,” Merzbacher said. “We had 19 wins and I think we were rewarded for playing that tough schedule.”Coming off a strong performance in the Big East tournament, which ended with a loss in the finals, the No. 30 DePaul Blue Demons will be making their first-ever appearance in the NCAA tournament.Despite DePaul’s lack of tournament experience, unanimous All-Big Ten selection Kirsten Flower believes the two teams are equally matched.“I think we match up very well. Obviously they are a great team, but so are we,” Flower said. “We had a good showing at the Big Ten tournament and I think this is just a great opportunity for us.”The Buckeyes and Blue Demons will hit the courts at the University of Michigan on Friday afternoon for the chance to advance to a second-round match with either Michigan or Illinois-Chicago on Saturday.Although OSU is happy with its berth in the tournament, Merzbacher maintains that the goal of his program is to advance.Flower reiterated her coach’s sentiment and said she believes that this team has what it takes to do just that.“We have really good depth all up and down the line,” Flower said. “We can play, so if everyone shows up, we have a great chance of doing well and our goal is set for Georgia.”If the Buckeyes are able to advance past this weekend, the team would travel to Georgia for the Sweet 16. However, both Merzbacher and Flower insist they must take it one match at a time.“We have to focus on the first match because it is really the only one that matters,” Flower said. “It’s a one-and-done tournament — you lose and you’re out, so you have to focus on the first match.”Nearly two weeks removed from its last match, Flower still has great confidence in her team.“We’re tired of practicing,” she said. “We all want to play and I think we’re ready.” read more

first_imgLiverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has revealed that Emre Can will not be available for the squad in their trip to Crystal Palace in SaturdayThe midfielder was withdraw from international duty, earlier this week, after struggling with a back problem that he sustained during Liverpool’s 5-0 win over Watford.While ruling out a long absence from the squad for Can, Klopp did admit that his compatriot will be unavailable for his side against the struggling Palace.“Emre is out for the weekend.” said  Klopp, according to club website.“[He is] getting better and better and better, much better. Hopefully he can have a normal session with us on Sunday morning and then should be fine again.”Joe Gomez will also be out with an ankle problem, while Nathaniel Clyne is now ready to return to the senior side for the first time since pre-season.divock origi, liverpoolReport: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…“Clyney is back. He played last week for the U23s. One or two games more would be nice but the situation is like it is. We have Clyney.” said the German.“I said yesterday to the boys that we lost Joe but finally we got Clyney back. He has been back for a few weeks already but he has come closer and closer. He is a very good option.”The other good news for Klopp is that both Dominic Solanke and Andy Robertson are expected to be available for Liverpool on Saturday, as well.“He is fine and will be fine today, I hope. After training I’ll know more about that.” Klopp said on Solanke.And of Robertson, he added: “It was a dead leg, no problem.”last_img read more

first_imgJames Rodriguez is confident that Colombia can reach either the semi-finals or the final of the upcoming World Cup in Russia this summerThe Bayern Munich loan star was one of the standout performers in the previous World Cup in Brazil as Colombia surged past Uruguay to reach the quarter-finals of the tournament for the first time in their history, before losing 2-1 to hosts Brazil in that round.Rodriguez, who also won Adidas Golden Boot award for his goal against Brazil, is confident that Colombia can build on the previous tournament and go even further in this summer’s World Cup.“I want to have a good World Cup and help my team-mates get to the semi-finals or the Final,” said the 26-year-old, according to FIFA.“Why not?”.James Rodriguez, Real MadridZidane hails ‘quality’ James Rodriguez after Real Madrid’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane reserved special praise for James Rodriguez after his starring role in Real Madrid’s 3-2 win over Levante.Colombia has been drawn in Group H, where they will face Japan, Poland and Senegal.But Rodrguez would not mind facing world champions Germany after the group stages of the tournament.“It would be great,” said Rodriguez.“But that’s a long way away – we need to take things step by step.”The midfielder is Colombia’s third all-time leading goalscorer on 21 goals behind Radamel Falcao (29) and Arnoldo Iguaran (25).last_img read more

first_imgReal Madrid forward Marco Asensio, revealed the main reasons for his recent dip in form for his club and gave Solari the thumbs up as the new manager.The new season for young forward Marco Asensio didn’t start as he expected, a player who hasn’t been able to cover the full expectations that were formed around him during his first couple of seasons with Real Madrid.Today with Santiago Solari as the new manager, he is still one of the players who is not considered within the group of footballers who play on a regular basis and has become one of the biggest disappointments for this season.When the new season was about to start, manager Julen Lopetegui decided that he didn’t want to bring any new transfers precisely because he didn’t want to slow the youngster’s progression as a player.Asensio hasn’t been able to respond to this level of trust from Lopetegui, to the point where Solari is not even considering him as an essential part of the squad like he was when Zidane was still around.During the first few months, the player had already stated that he knew more ambition was required from him and he vowed to fight for a secured spot in the squad’s starting eleven.Y @marcoasensio10… ¡Generosidad sin límite! #UnaNuevaIlusión pic.twitter.com/eYpTXJh1K6— Selección Española de Fútbol (@SeFutbol) November 12, 2018Asensio was recently quoted by Diario AS during a television interview to a show called ‘Vamos’, where he gave some details about his lack of participation with the squad this season.“When things are going well, people pin you as the best player in the squad. When things are not going well, they pin you as the worst. In the end, there are some critics who are not fair, but we already know how journalism works in this country,” started Asensio.“I’m obviously generalizing, but I do find some criticisms to be hurtful towards me. Since I don’t really deem it important and I worry about my own performance, it doesn’t really affect me.”“Since Solari arrived things have improved, the results have been on our side. This is football. Solari is our manager now, we would die for any manager who is with us. We all need to be strong as we’ve always been, this will take us back to the winning path.”David Villa, FC BarcelonaTop 10 players who played for both Barcelona and Valencia Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to talk about the best players who represented both Barcelona and Valencia, prior to their La Liga encounter at Camp Nou this evening.“I certainly don’t see this episode as a moment of crisis. But I will also tell you that I’m not the one who has to pull the team up inside the club, there are other players who have played in this squad for longer and are more experienced.”“These players have a greater status than mine and they are the ones who need to carry the team. I did play for a few matches with the last manager, but now I don’t play as much as I’d like to but the final assessments will be made by the end of the season,” he concluded.+3. Seguimos trabajando y creciendo juntos. / + 3. We keep on working and growing together. 💪🏽 #RMLiga pic.twitter.com/Yw8F6at2KQ— Marco Asensio (@marcoasensio10) November 3, 2018Asensio is not the only one who has lost the complete confidence from the new manager, both he and Isco Alarcon are the two players who haven’t played a single minute under the Argentine and still have to prove they are worth for him.In Isco’s case, he played pretty much all the matches he could under Julen Lopetegui when he was fit, but he hasn’t played a single minute under Santiago Solari and this is starting to get worrisome for him.As far as Asensio is concerned, this player is going through the same over hyping that many young stars go through and this time is exactly the one in which he needs to be more careful.The press is the one to blame for this situation, because they are the ones who started making early comparisons that went to the kid’s head and reality has slapped him right in the face.Good training 👍🏽⚽ pic.twitter.com/XQlGrcMXDJ— Marco Asensio (@marcoasensio10) November 9, 2018What do you think Marco Asensio should do, stay and fight for a spot in Real Madrid or leave? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

first_imgNational City World Cup fans asked not to celebrate in streets Posted: June 26, 2018 June 26, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom NATIONAL CITY (KUSI) – Police are asking soccer fans to avoid celebrating in National City’s roadways ahead of Wednesday’s World Cup match between Mexico and Sweden.Fans have congregated on Highland Avenue following recent games. Most celebrated peacefully, though some left the safety of sidewalks and parking lots and went into the street.“Those types of actions are not only dangerous for fans, but motorists who may have to maneuver around fans and other vehicles,” the National City Police Department said.Mexico will face off against Sweden on Wednesday at 7 a.m. after beating South Korea 2-1 and Germany 1-0.Related: National City fans flood the streets to celebrate Mexico victory in World Cup Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more