Transport truck loses load in Dawson Creek traffic circle

first_imgDAWSON CREEK, B.C. – A transport truck travelling eastbound in the Dawson Creek traffic circle lost its load this morning.At approx 8:45 am on Wednesday, October 23rd, B&C Trucking Inc lost its load of tubing while travelling eastbound through the traffic circle.- Advertisement -RCMP and equipment are on the scene to pick up the unsecured load.last_img

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Man seriously injured after being assaulted and struck by hit-and-run van in Derry

first_imgDetectives in Derry are appealing for witnesses to an incident in Drumleck Gardens of Derry during the early hours of this morning, Sunday, May 26.A 32-year-old man was taken to hospital with serious injuries after he was assaulted and struck by a van at around 1.40am.The assailant then made off in the van. Detective Inspector Conor McStravick (PSNI) said: “We would like to hear from anyone who was in the area or who may know the current whereabouts of the van, which is believed to be a blue Vauxhall.“Detectives can be contacted at Strand Road police station by calling 101, quoting reference 225 26/05/19.”DerryMan seriously injured after being assaulted and struck by hit-and-run van in Derry was last modified: May 26th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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

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South African producer gets Olympics for Korea

first_imgRay Maota South Koreans celebrate after the cityof Pyeongchang was chosen as the2018 Winter Olympic Games host city inan overwhelming first round victory,scooping 63 out of 95 votes.(Image: Rianovosti) Caroline Rowland, executive directorand founder of New Moon, said shehoped South Africa would consult hercompany if it decided to bid for the2022 Commonwealth Games.(Image: BBC)MEDIA CONTACTS• New Moon+44 20 7479 7010RELATED ARTICLES• Olympic community gathers in SA• Green Goal gets top IOC award• Cannes triumph for SA films• SA short films in international festivalCaroline Rowland, a Rhodes University journalism graduate, has helped the South Korean city of Pyeongchang win the bid to host the 2018 Winter Olympics, with her evocative visuals of the alpine resort.The Welkom, Free State-born producer showcased the city’s hosting ability in the films New Horizons; Best of Both Worlds and Heroes, which eventually saw it overcome competition from France’s Annecy and Munich in Germany.UK resident Rowland was present to witness the announcement during the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) 123rd session, held in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, of Pyeongchang as the host for the 2018 Winter Olympics.She said: “I think Pyeongchang had the most amazing story, which they told very well. The presentation team were sensational.”Rowland expressed her delight that her films were so well received, and said that she felt privileged to be part of such an emphatic winning bid.Pyeongchang was chosen as the host city in an overwhelming first round victory, scooping 63 out of 95 votes. Annecy got seven votes while Munich received 25 votes.Winning the bid meant South Korea became the fifth country after France, Italy, Germany and Japan to host the Winter Olympics, Fifa World Cup, World Athletics Championships and a Formula One car race. The 2018 event will be the country’s first Winter Olympics.South Korean president Lee Myung-bak said: “Pyeongchang’s victory is a victory for the Korean people, and I thank them.”Helping cities win bidsThrough her production company New Moon, Rowland was instrumental in London’s successful bid for the 2012 Summer Olympic Games.New Moon has also produced films for Sochi, a Russian city on the shores of the Black Sea, which won its bid for the 2014 Winter Olympics and Paralympics. The company also helped Qatar with its 2022 Fifa World Cup campaign.“London’s message was that it’s a city that can inspire young people around the world to take up Olympic sport,” said Rowland.New Moon shot a short film, Inspiration, in South Africa, showcasing children from four continents drawing inspiration from the Olympic Games to become athletes for London’s 2012 Olympic bid. The other Rowland production was Sport at Heart.The executive director and founder of New Moon said she hoped South Africa would consult her company if it decided to bid for the 2022 Commonwealth Games.New Moon leading the wayThe former competitive swimmer, horsewoman and skier is based in London and is modest about her achievements.“I’m really not sure I personally have any influence over the media at all,” she said in a newspaper interview.“However, New Moon is leading the way in redefining how production companies work to create content that is appropriate for delivery across the platforms now available.”Rowland says the proudest moment of her working life was standing in London’s Trafalgar Square when the 2012 Olympic host was announced.She said: “It was incredible to have seen Steven Spielberg’s and Luc Besson’s films for New York and Paris in those presentations and having this creeping feeling that our film had a greater impact.”What a week for DurbanDurban was a hive of activity during the first 10 days of July.The annual Durban July, one of South Africa’s most popular horse races, took place at Greyville Racecourse on 2 July, and the IOC held its annual meeting from 4 to 9 July at the city’s International Convention Centre.The wedding reception for Prince Albert II of Monaco and his South African bride, former Olympic swimmer Charlene Wittstock, took place on 7 July at the lavish Oyster Box Hotel in Umhlanga, just north of Durban on the KwaZulu-Natal coast.The 400 guests included European and African royalty, politicians, and sport and showbiz personalities.last_img read more

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Epic Adventure, — Wet Surprise (GC1YV80) — Geocache of the Week Video Edition

first_imgHiking up to the lake. Photo by geocacher Boonie-Medic Ben, of benandjayme, surveying the lake. Lackey AKprincesswarrior making her way to the island. Continue to explore some of the most engaging geocaches around the globe. Check out all the Geocaches of the Week on the Geocaching blog.If you would like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, just fill out this form. Thanks!Share with your Friends:More [vsw id=”hfFLCVLQZSE” source=”youtube” width=”853″ height=”480″ autoplay=”no”]Geocache Name:Wet Surprise (GC1YV80)Difficulty/Terrain Rating:2/5Why this is the Geocache of the Week:This was an incredible adventure and is a perfect example of how geocaching can take you to places you never would’ve visited without it. For more, check out the video above.What geocachers are saying:“Swam to it in my undies!  I gotta say, in 6+ years of caching, this is probably the coolest cache i’ve done so far…” – Thuescapades“This cache experience was my favorite of all time.” – reidsomething“What an amazing adventure! …Beautiful lake, amazing view of the mountain, and a cache full of awesome swag…what more could a geocacher want??” – AKprincesswarriorWhat the geocache owner, Freak of Nature, has to say:“I’ve always enjoyed geocaching away from urban areas. I have a background in forestry, and love the outdoors…I’ve known about this area since the late seventies. I have backpacked around here many times. Lots of local history here.I love all of the positive feedback! This is really what geocaching means to me. Discovering places and things I might never have known of, but for someone placing a cache nearby.Everybody knows of a special spot or location that means something to them. There are lots of adventures waiting to be had.  Don’t be afraid to share it with others. Thanks to all for this most enjoyable hobbie, and cache on!”Photos:Mount Rainier views on the hike up. What’s most fun you’ve had during a day of geocaching? Tell us and post photos in the comments. SharePrint RelatedThe Geocaching Vlogger — InterviewSeptember 20, 2018In “Community”Find your knight in shining armor. — Castle Northmoor (GCX612) — Geocache of the WeekJuly 30, 2014In “Community”Featured Geocacher of the Month Award WinnersAugust 25, 2011In “Community”last_img read more

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CWG: Indian wrestlers Ravinder, Sanjay, Anil bag 3 gold medals

first_imgIndian wrestlers on Tuesday did the nation proud by winning three gold medals in the Greco-Roman category at the Commonwealth Games. India’s Ravinder Singh makes a victory run after beating Terence Christopher Bosson of England (Red) to win gold in 60kg Greco Roman wrestling event at the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi on Tuesday.While Ravinder Singh won the gold in the 60 kg Greco-Roman category, Sanjay Singh and Anil Kumar clinched the gold in the 74 kg and 96 kg segments respectively.ALSO SEE: India opens Games with a bang | Indian shooters win 2 gold medals Ravinder defeated UK’s Terence Christopher 2-0, 7-0 while Sanjay beat Richard Brian Addinall of South Africa 1-0, 1-0. Anil defeated Australia’s Hassene Fkiri to win the gold.last_img read more

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Boris Becker named head of German men’s tennis till 2020 Tokyo Olympics

first_imgThree-time Wimbledon champion Boris Becker was appointed on Wednesday as head of men’s tennis in his home country as the German federation (DTB) looks to revive the once hugely popular sport.”Boris Becker will be head of men’s tennis effective immediately and in this position he will be in charge of the entire men’s game,” Ulrich Klaus, the president of the DTB, told a news conference.Klaus said Becker would also have a consulting role in the Davis Cup team.A former world number one who won six grand slams as a player, Becker was also a former Davis Cup coach for Germany from 1997 to 1999 but had an uneasy relationship with the federation.He won 49 singles titles overall, two Davis Cup crowns and also clinched Olympic doubles gold with Michael Stich at the Barcelona Games in 1992.But German men have not won a grand slam singles title since Becker’s 1996 Australian Open victory and the last German man to win Wimbledon was Stich back in 1991.For years, Germans were captivated by the victories of Becker and Steffi Graf on the tour and would sit through hours of daily tennis on television.But tennis-mania in the country gradually ebbed as success became rarer and sponsor money dried up in the early 2000s with the sport dropping down the popularity pecking order.Becker had a hugely successful spell coaching former world number one Novak Djokovic from 2013 to 2016, a period in which the Serb won six of his 12 grand slam titles.However, the 49-year-old was declared bankrupt by a court in London in June after failing to pay a long-standing debt to UK-based private bankers since 2015.advertisement”Tennis is a matter of the heart for me. It is what I can do best. I don’t need to talk about my achievements as a player and I am proud of my accomplishments as coach,” Becker told reporters.”I love this sport. I love this country and I am happy again to play an important role in German tennis.”Becker, who underwent ankle surgery recently and was on crutches, said the deal would be until at least the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.”This is the new DTB. I had my problems with the old DTB but that is in the past now. The timing seems to fit now. We will do it until the Olympics in Japan and then we will see,” he said.last_img read more

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GoFundMe Page Created For Wilmington Native In Need Of Wheelchair Accessible Van

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Wilmington native Kristen Curran Gannon recently battled an acute life-threatening heart condition. She had an ascending and descending aortic dissection. During one of her surgeries, Kristen suffered irreversible damage to her lower organs and her intestines ruptured, causing a stroke in her spine.Doctors told Kristen that she would no longer have use of her legs and would live the rest of her life in a wheelchair.  She was subsequently diagnosed with Marfan Syndrome, a genetic connective tissue disease that has made it extremely difficult for her to heal and recover.Kristen’s parents are hoping to purchase a wheelchair accessible van with a ramp for Kristen. Kristen’s mom Elaine Curran, was a resident of Wilmington for almost 60 years before moving to New Hampshire. She taught school in Wilmington at the Wildwood and the North Intermediate for almost 40 years before retirement.Kristen’s friends has created a GoFundMe page to assist the family with the purchase. The page reads, in part:Our family has never asked for help and it is not something we are completely comfortable with even now. But, so many people have asked how they can help so we thought if we were able to get help funding a new wheelchair accessible van for Kristen, we could ALL share in something that would have unlimited potential to improve the quality of Kristen’s life as well as our parents who continue to sacrifice every day because they love her so much.Make a donation to the GoFundMe page HERE.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedGoFundMe Page Created For Wilmington Family With 14-Year-Old Battling CancerIn “Community”CEILI STRONG: Music Bingo Fundraiser In Memory Of Ceili Kinneen Set For Tremezzo On October 24In “Community”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Friday, August 30, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”last_img read more

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Shoemaker Crocs delivering by drone

first_imgClose Shoemaker Crocs showed off a possible future alternative to heading out to its store as it experimented with helicopter drones as a delivery option at a pop-up store on 5 March.Shoppers were able to select a pair of shoes on an iPad screen and by touching a take off button, they prompted the drone to begin its delivery journey.The drone then proceeded to hover over the shoes before attempting – with the help of a magnet – to grab hold of a pair and carry them back to a waiting basket ready for the customer to collect.While not every pair made it successfully into shoppers baskets immediately, some anxious customers did manage to see their shoes delivered.The drones have been specially adapted from commercially available products for the temporary store, which will be open until 8 March.Morrie Fujita, vice president and general manager for Crocs Japan, said there were not any plans to use the drones in the long term.Whilst most drones kept missing their targets and, in one case, flying off haphazardly into the crowd, it was – if nothing else – an adventurous shopping experience.last_img read more

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