first_img Reporters Without Borders is deeply shocked to learn that the Surinamese parliament yesterday approved an amnesty law for crimes against humanity under the past military dictatorship. SurinameAmericas SurinameAmericas August 12, 2010 Find out more RSF_en to go further October 3, 2013 Find out more Organisation Former minister seeks €230,000 in damages from magazine News Receive email alerts Newscenter_img Proposed by six members of the ruling coalition and passed by 28 votes to 12, the law amends a 1989 amnesty law – which applied only to the civil war period from 1987 to 1992 – and grants immunity from prosecution for all such crimes from the time of Col. Desi Bouterse’s military coup on 25 February 1980. The murders of five journalists in the Fort Zeelandia military barracks on 8 December 1982 would probably remain unpunished for ever.“This bill is an insult to the memory of the victims who paid with their lives for their commitment to human rights and freedom of information in the face of a regime of terror,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Daring to use ‘reconciliation’ and national ‘stability’ as arguments for imposing impunity is the height of cynicism.“The amnesty comes at a time when the Fort Zeelandia murder trial that began in 2007 is drawing to a close and evidence is accumulating against the main suspect, Desi Bouterse, who returned to power through the polls in July 2010 and continues to be president. Bouterse must be held accountable before the courts, even if this must wait until the end of his current presidential term.”Suspected of “conspiracy,” 15 opponents of Bouterse’s military regime were arrested, tortured and executed in the Fort Zeelandia barracks on the night of 8 December 1982. They included five journalists: Andre Kamperveen, the owner and manager of Radio ABC, Frank Wijngaarde, a Radio ABC reporter, and three print media journalists, Leslie Rahman, Bram Behr and Jozef Slagveer. After the massacre, soldiers torched the premises of Radio ABC, Radio Radika and the daily newspaper De Vrije Stem. No media was allowed to operate during this period aside from the state radio SRS and the daily De Ware Tijd.Bouterse has recognised his “political responsibility” for the massacre but insists he was not present when it took place. This defence has been challenged in the course of the trial that began before a military court in 2007. An army officer who participated in the coup, Ruben Rozendaal, has testified against President Bouterse, prompting Bouterse to call him “Judas.” The prosecutor is due to present his final arguments on 13 April and a verdict is expected in May.“The traumas of the past are perpetuated by impunity, which by definition runs counter to the rule of law and the expression of fundamental human rights,” Reporters Without Borders added. “In this respect, the courage shown by civil society, judges and journalists in other South American countries – especial former Operation Condor countries – has set an invaluable example.”On the picture, from left to right, middle rank : Leslie Rahman, Frank Wijngaarde, Bram Behr, Jozef Slagveer and Andre Kamperveen. Bouterse’s installation as president must not mean impunity for past murders of journalists April 5, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Amnesty insult to memory of dictatorship’s victims, including five journalists News News Related documents Dutch versionPDF – 69.33 KB November 16, 2009 Find out more Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Suriname Newspaper reporter threatened after writing about drug traffickinglast_img read more

first_imgAssociate Professor of Psychiatry Paul J. Barreira and Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry Martin P. Kafka, both of McLean Hospital, were each honored for their significant career accomplishments and contributions to the field of psychiatry at the American Psychiatric Association (APA) annual meeting in New Orleans during the Convocation of Fellows on May 24.Barreira was presented with the Distinguished Fellowship Award, while Kafka was bestowed with the Distinguished Life Fellowship Award. These are the APA’s highest honors, awarded to outstanding psychiatrists who have made significant contributions to the psychiatric profession in at least five of the following areas: administration, teaching, scientific and scholarly publications, volunteering in mental health and medical activities of social significance, community involvement, and clinical excellence.Barreira is currently the program director of Waverley Place, McLean’s community-based rehabilitation program. He is also director of behavioral health and academic counseling for Harvard University.Kafka has held many roles within McLean and is currently a member of the clinical staff associates. He is a member of the APA’s work group on sexual and gender identity disorder for the development of the fifth edition of the “Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.”last_img read more

first_img Related Closer look at high-carb diet and recurrence of colon cancer Nut consumption reduces risk of death The Daily Gazette Sign up for daily emails to get the latest Harvard news. Research also shows people who eat nuts weigh less With the incidence of colorectal cancer rising among younger adults, the American Cancer Society has lowered its recommended age for first screening from 50 to 45.Kimmie Ng of Harvard-affiliated Dana-Farber Cancer Institute was senior author of a recent study linking a low-insulin-load diet — fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and healthy protein and fats — to a dramatic drop in colorectal cancer recurrence. Diet and lifestyle are prime suspects in the rising incidence among under-50 adults, Ng said in an interview. She also discussed the new American Cancer Society guidelines and how her own work seeks to illuminate risk factors in colorectal cancer. Q&AKimmie NgGAZETTE: Is the American Cancer Society’s decision a good one?NG: I do think it is a good idea, especially in light of the documented rise in incidence of colorectal cancer in young patients. We don’t have direct clinical evidence yet that this is going to be cost-effective, but we are definitely seeing many more patients under the age of 50 who are getting diagnosed with colorectal cancer. Often it is already metastatic at the time of diagnosis.By lowering the age at which screening starts to 45, I think that we will be able to catch and prevent more of these cancers.GAZETTE: The recommendation is for more screening, which in many people’s minds means colonoscopy. But it doesn’t necessarily have to be that procedure — correct?NG: The American Cancer Society’s main message is that any screening is better than no screening, so they have been very careful in not preferentially recommending one screening method over another. They suggest that as long as you get screened by one of the methods in their guidelines, there could be a benefit. “There is a growing body of literature that the bacteria in the gut are influencing everything from development of cancer to cancer metastasis to how you respond to different treatments.” GAZETTE: Do you have any sense of what might be causing the increase in younger adults?NG: That is the million-dollar question. Most of those under age 50 being diagnosed with colorectal cancer do not have a family history or genetic predisposition.We do think there is a birth cohort effect. [Colorectal cancer] seems to have increased in successive birth cohorts as we go through the years. So we think it is probably some change in behavior or the environment that’s causing this. Our leading hypotheses are the increasing amount of sedentary behavior in younger folks compared with people who grew up in earlier times, the increase in processed foods — and other dietary changes as well — and higher rates of obesity, all of which are linked to development of colorectal cancer.What’s also interesting — and we’re now actively studying this — is how these behavioral changes relate to the microbiome and how the microbiome relates to the development of cancer and cancer growth and progression. There is a growing body of literature that the bacteria in the gut are influencing everything from development of cancer to cancer metastasis to how you respond to different treatments, even whether or not you have side effects from treatment.And for colorectal cancer specifically, there have been a couple of different bacterial species, such as Fusobacterium nucleatum, that have been linked to a worse outcome. Because the microbiome is so affected by diet and lifestyle factors, I wonder if some of the link between diet and the rising incidence in young folks may be mediated through changes in the microbiome. Insulin and colon cancer linked GAZETTE: Which leads us to your most recent work. Tell us about the most important findings in this research.NG: We looked at a completed Phase III clinical trial that was run by the National Cancer Institute of 1,023 Stage III colon cancer patients who had their tumors completely resected at surgery and enrolled in this trial to test two different chemotherapy regimens.It ended up that those regimens were equally effective, so we were able to pool all those patients and look at their self-reported dietary data, which was collected at two different time points: shortly after starting chemotherapy and then approximately six months after completing chemotherapy.We averaged the reported dietary intakes from both of those questionnaires for each patient and we calculated an insulin score — both an insulin load, which takes into account how much of each food you’re ingesting, as well as an insulin index, which is the amount of insulin response per kilocalorie. We calculated those scores for each patient.What we found was that individuals consuming a diet that induced a greater insulin response had a significantly higher risk of their cancer recurring or of dying.GAZETTE: Can you quantify that a little more?NG: It was a little more than double the rate of cancer recurrence or death compared to individuals consuming a diet that didn’t induce as much of an insulin response.GAZETTE: Why did you zero in on insulin specifically?NG: We have a lot of laboratory evidence that the insulin signaling pathway has tumor growth-promoting properties. It can accelerate cell proliferation. It can prevent apoptosis, which is programmed cell death. These effects can lead to cancer progression and growth.A lot of dietary factors have been associated with an increased risk of colorectal cancer. We believe the underlying mechanism may be tied to the insulin signaling pathway or energy balance.This is true for the dietary patterns that we studied. It’s true for obesity. It’s also true for exercise. All of these are related to energy balance and metabolism. So we really wanted to focus on the insulin response to food, rather than just the glucose response to food, which is what the glycemic index measures. We wanted to get right at our central mechanistic hypothesis.The other reason is that the glycemic index really only deals with the impact of carbohydrates, whereas we know that other types of foods, like proteins and fats, also elicit an insulin response. We wanted to be a little bit more comprehensive.GAZETTE: What is the take-home message from your work? NG: This is another addition to the literature that modifiable diet and lifestyle factors actually may be playing an important role in the risk of cancer recurrence and may have a true place in terms of secondary prevention, which is prevention of recurrence in cancer patients.This is also empowering for patients. I think a lot of times when patients get diagnosed with cancer, the sense of discomfort, unease, and anxiety is related to the loss of control. This is something that patients can take upon themselves to modify, in terms of their diet and physical activity, that may improve their chance of survival.GAZETTE: How strong generally are the links among cancer, diet, and physical activity?NG: I recently did a PubMed search on diet and cancer in preparation for a talk, and there were over 44,000 citations. It’s been a topic of interest for well over a century.The link is stronger for certain types of cancer. Certainly it makes sense for colorectal cancer, where what you’re ingesting comes in direct contact with the area where the tumor is starting. But it also seems to have a very important role in breast cancer. So there are certain cancers where diet and lifestyle seem to be a bit more important.GAZETTE: What kinds of foods are we talking about in your study?NG: We have to be a little bit cautious in attributing these high insulin scores to any one particular food, but a lot of them are what you’d expect — a lot of them are carbohydrates. The top food sources for high dietary insulin load are things like potatoes, red meat, milk, breakfast cereals, bread. Yogurt is also high up there.GAZETTE: And low dietary insulin load? Are we talking about the usual suspects: leafy greens, fruits, vegetables, nuts?NG: Exactly. Dietary insulin load actually tracks pretty well with the dietary patterns that we’ve studied and published on in the past. A Western dietary pattern is characterized by foods high in processed sugars, high-fat foods, and red meat, which tend to elicit high insulin responses and have been associated with worse outcomes from colorectal cancer. A more Mediterranean or “prudent pattern” diet typically includes foods that are associated with a low insulinogenic potential.Interview was edited for clarity and length.last_img read more

first_imgCritical thinking skills — analyzing facts to make reflective and informed decisions — are essential for students when it comes to civic engagement. However, in today’s fast-paced news cycle, it’s become increasingly difficult for students to discern fact from fiction to make informed decisions. This is especially true of the COVID-19 pandemic.A new educational report from Project Information Literacy (PIL) uses the first 100 days of the COVID-19 news story to help educators and high school and college students revisit the early coverage and think critically about how journalism shapes the national narrative and often defines what we see and learn, what we think, and who we are.“Familiarity with news is a powerful social practice, one that nurtures civic literacy,” principal investigator Alison Head said. “In our 2018 study on news engagement, we found seven in 10 students got their news from the classroom, so this time we asked, ‘What if we focused on coronavirus, arguably the biggest story of the century, and made it into a unique and timely learning experience during a critical election year?’”According to Head, the novel resource emphasizes two critical areas of development: information agency and visual literacy.Information agency is the ability to reclaim some control over the news. It takes pulling back and looking at the “shape of news” to identify critically important themes and pieces of information.To help students build this skill, the first part of the report presents interactive graphs and a timeline narrative to show the coronavirus story’s development over time. Learning resources include exercises for seeing how news stories develop and managing readers’ attention over time.Visual literacy is the ability to understand how the composition and presentation of images adds meaning to a news event, while eliciting certain emotional responses. The second part of the report looks at news images in the coronavirus coverage and how lighting, angle, or cropping played a role in visual messaging. Learning resources let students code news images on their own to see firsthand the effect visuals can have on viewers.Within the classroom context, educators can use this study as a reading and teaching resource to nurture civic literacy. Read Full Storylast_img read more

first_imgMesut Ozil was hauled off with 10 minutes remaining of Wednesday’s Europa League final against Chelsea (Picture: Getty)‘The club buys you to be the actual leader around the club. I don’t think Mesut has that in him to carry. I don’t train with him everyday, but I don’t think he has it in him to be leader.’After a difficult start to their relationship, Emery handed Ozil a more prominent role in recent weeks, especially in light of Aaron Ramsey’s season-ending hamstring injury.Ozil, however, has failed to deliver as Arsenal missed out on a top four place, before Wednesday’s capitulation, and Emery, according to the Daily Mail, has had enough.Arsenal have received limited interest in Ozil and are now prepared to subsidise his wages in order to ensure he is sold, or at least loaned out, in the summer.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Advertisement Comment Arsenal will take drastic action to ensure Mesut Ozil is sold this summer Mesut Ozil was heavily criticised for his performance in Wednesday’s Europa League final defeat against Chelsea (Picture: Getty)Unai Emery is determined that Mesut Ozil will play no part in his Arsenal rebuild and the club are prepared to subsidise his enormous salary in order to engineer his exit.The 30-year-old signed a new long-term contract 18 months ago worth a staggering £350,000-a-week but has failed to justify is superstar status and is set to become the highest profile departure in what is destined to be a major summer clear-out.Ozil’s star has waned to such a degree that he was hauled off with 10 minutes remaining of Wednesday’s catastrophic 4-1 Europa League final defeat against Chelsea replaced, pointedly, by academy graduate Joe Willock.AdvertisementAdvertisementThe former Real Madrid playmaker was heavily criticised for his performance by Cesc Fabregas who, in his role as a pundit for BT Sport, said: ‘I think sometimes you just have it inside or you don’t have it.ADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘When he was at Real Madrid he was surrounded by top top players and one of the best players in the history of the sport in Cristiano Ronaldo.‘I’m not taking anything away from Mesut, he played top football there.‘But once you step down a little bit, because we can all agree Real Madrid, Barcelona, Bayern Munich they are top three, you have to show yourself a little bit more because you don’t have the same quality around you. Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 1 Jun 2019 10:42 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.8kShares Advertisementlast_img read more

first_img Loading… The former Liverpool stopper returns to the Premier League following a six-year absence after Villa’s number one Tom Heaton was ruled out for the remainder of the campaign. England international Heaton sustained a knee injury in Villa’s 2-1 victory at Burnley on New Year’s Day. Reina, 37, watched Villa’s 6-1 home defeat against Manchester City on Saturday from the stands. The Spaniard could make his debut away at Brighton this weekend. Speaking to the club’s website, Reina said: “It is a great dressing room, and I have been told they are great lads.Advertisement “Now we need a mentality to be strong and to be ready for a good battle. We need to play with discipline and remain determined. These kinds of things need to be our basics.” Head coach Dean Smith added: “We’ve managed to secure a player in Pepe who has a wealth of Premier League experience. “At the start of the summer we were looking for an experienced goalkeeper and brought in Tom Heaton. “Unfortunately, his injury has ruled him out for the rest of the season but Pepe fits our criteria not just because of his experience but also because of his leadership qualities.” Reina spent nearly a decade at Anfield before moving to Bayern Munich in 2014. He then joined Napoli after just one season in Germany. read also: Grealish ready to quit Aston Villa after Man City bashing A move to AC Milan followed but Reina has featured just once for the Serie A club this term. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayThe Best Cars Of All TimeEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty PennyWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?The Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You10 Extremely Gorgeous Asian ActressesTop 10 Enemies Turned Friends In TV20 Historical Things You Won’t Believe Actually Happened7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The World Pepe Reina has joined Aston Villa from AC Milan on loan until the end of the season.last_img read more

first_imgBritish billionaire Sir Richard Branson has held talks with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), on behalf of the British Virgin Islands.Owns two outer islands Sir Richard Branson, who owns two of the outer islands in the British Overseas territory, made the disclosure on Wednesday in a letter to the BVI Chamber of Commerce and Hotel Association (BVICCHA). He also called on the association for ideas to help fast track hurricane recovery efforts in the British territory still recovery from the effects of a September hurricane.“I committed to Governor Jaspert and Premier Smith that I would consult the business owners in all relevant sectors to gather their feedback, ideas, and requests and compile these in a report for the government’s consideration.”“I am also working to set up a small team in the BVI to support this redeveloping project to help implement some of these ideas,” said Branson in a letter dated Wednesday.Talks with other stakeholdersBranson also said that he has had talks with other stakeholders besides the IMF.“Over the last month I have met with Governor Jaspert, Premier Smith, Dr Pickering, Caribbean Heads of State, representatives from Inter-American Development Bank, the World Bank and International Monetary Fund. During these meetings I have heard some fantastic ideas.”However details concerning the meeting with IMF officials were not revealed.Following the passage of Hurricane Irma on September 6, Branson has been working to coordinate relief efforts for the BVI and other Caribbean countries that felt the wrath of hurricanes during the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane season.For more on the BVI, visit the link: BVI is once again open for businesslast_img read more

first_imgFor years, there has been a stain on Michael Jordan’s carefully curated image in the form of four words: “Republicans buy sneakers, too.”That quote paints a picture of Jordan as someone willing to choose “commerce over conscience.” His intense focus on the court and marketability as “Air Jordan” combined with his aversion to political issues only helped solidify that reputation. But did Jordan actually utter that infamous phrase? Is the criticism fair? Episode 5 of ESPN’s documentary series “The Last Dance” addressed the controversy in surprising detail considering Jordan’s production company was a partner in the project.Before digging into Jordan’s most recent thoughts on the subject, it’s important to understand the context of the quote itself.MORE: Michael Jordan’s net worth, from underpaid great to multi-billionaire businessmanWhen did Michael Jordan say “Republicans buy sneakers, too”?The remark first appeared in Sam Smith’s 1995 book “Second Coming,” which chronicled Jordan’s journey from minor league baseball back to the NBA. Smith referenced the 1990 Senate race between North Carolina Democrat Harvey Gantt and incumbent Republican Jesse Helms and noted Jordan had no interest in endorsing Gantt despite what it could have meant for his efforts to push out Helms.Via Slate:He was approached by U.S. Senate hopeful Harvey Gantt, a black politician who was running against Jesse Helms in North Carolina, Jordan’s home state. Gantt had hoped that Jordan’s name would help him defeat Helms, widely regarded as a virulent racist. But Jordan declined. He wasn’t into politics, he explained, didn’t really know the issues. And, as he later told a friend, “Republicans buy shoes, too.”Smith’s original account spread throughout the national media. Some version of the phrase — it included either “shoes” or “sneakers” depending on the publication — was attached to Jordan, who had become a global icon by never doing anything to “piss anybody off,” according to Roy S. Johnson, the writer of a 1998 piece for Fortune magazine entitled “The Jordan Effect.””Michael did lose some credibility with the African-American audience, and people were disappointed because he did not come out and support Gantt,” Johnson said during his interview for Episode 5.But when it comes to the quote, context is key.More than two decades later, Smith, now a writer for Bulls.com, admitted Jordan wasn’t having a serious conversation when he said “Republicans buy sneakers, too.” (Yes, even the original author’s choice of words changed over time.)Here is the key excerpt from Smith’s recent piece on the team site:So I’m making my case about Charlotte mayor Harvey Gantt and even though Jordan knew this wasn’t a topic that was best for his league, he still delighted in the last word. Because after all that meant you won.It didn’t matter if it was a game, a bet, the first to get dressed or taped, the first bag down the conveyor belt at the airport which he’d, by the way, arranged with a ten for the baggage handler. Conversation and can-you-top-this was a competitive event to Jordan. There were more skilled players, but no one with that manic, never drained reservoir of competitive energy and desire. It’s why he worked harder, also. Not necessary to be better. But not to lose to anyone at anything.So he shot me the last word.”Republicans,” he said with a smile, “buy sneakers, too.”Jordan shared a similar account during one of his interviews for “The Last Dance,” saying he was joking around on the team bus. (He didn’t specifically mention Smith’s presence.)”I don’t think that statement needs to be corrected because I said it in jest on a bus with Horace Grant and Scottie Pippen. It was thrown off the cuff,” Jordan said. “My mother asked [me] to do a PSA for Harvey Gantt, and I said, ‘Look mom, I’m not speaking out of pocket about someone that I don’t know. But I will send a contribution to support him.’ Which is what I did.”For better or worse, Michael Jordan stayed true to his “energy.”While it appears the quote that created a seemingly endless amount of headlines wasn’t more than an impromptu comment meant to elicit a few laughs, Jordan’s lack of public support for Gantt and opposition to a blatantly racist candidate disappointed plenty of his fans, including former President Barack Obama.”For somebody who was, at that time, preparing for a career in civil rights law and in public life, knowing what Jesse Helms stood for, you would’ve wanted to see Michael push harder on that,” Obama said during Episode 5. “On the other hand, he was still trying to figure out, ‘How am I managing this image that has been created around me, and how do I live up to it?'”At the time, Jordan was compared unfavorably to athletes like Muhammad Ali. For better or worse, he remained consistent in his apolitical stance.”I never thought of myself as an activist. I thought of myself as a basketball player,” Jordan said. “I wasn’t a politician when I was playing my sport. I was focused on my craft. Was that selfish? Probably. But that was my energy. That’s where my energy was.” Jordan has rarely voiced his opinions on political or racial issues even in his post-playing career, though he did share a strong statement on former Clippers owner Donald Sterling in 2014. He has also quietly donated to and worked with politicians over the years, including Obama, and his history of philanthropic work rivals the list of accolades from his days with the Bulls.”It’s never gonna be enough for everybody. I know that. I realize that,” Jordan said. “Because everybody has a preconceived idea in terms of what they think I should do and what I shouldn’t do. The way that I go about my life is I set examples.”If it inspires you, great, I will continue to do that. If it doesn’t, then maybe I’m not the person that you should be following.”last_img read more

first_imgEntering tonight’s game, the Huskies (13-17-0-2) occupy fifth place in the NWJHL standings, two points behind Slave Lake (15-17-0-0), and only two points ahead of the Dwson Creek Junior Canucks (12-19-0-2).The Junior Canucks and Huskies met in Fort St. John just six days ago on January 31, in a spirited affair that produced 188 total penalty minutes, three fights, and a 6-1 home victory for the Huskies.It was a solid outing for the Huskies line of Blair Karasiuk, Dylan Houle and Cayle Bell, who combined for ten points during last Thursday’s win.- Advertisement -Each team enters tonight’s game on a streak, with one team looking to snap out one, the other, looking to extend it. The Huskies will hit the ice with a two game winning streak, which they hope to make three in-a-row at the expense of Dawson Creek. The Junior Canucks on the other hand, will start the game with a league worst, six game losing streak on their record.Tonight’s game will also be a rubber match in the two teams’ five game season series. Appropriately, each team enters tonight’s match with two wins under their jock straps, so the winner will emerge the victor in the five game regular season series between the two Peace Region rivals.Back to the league standings, the Huskies currently have 28 points for fourth place in the standings, two above Dawson Creek who sit alone in fifth with 26, and two behind Slave Lake’s 30, who occupy forth place by themselves.Advertisement To listen live, click here. Slave Lake also plays tonight, taking on the North Peace Navigators, so a Huskies win and a Slave Lake loss would result in Fort St. John moving into a tie for fourth. Conversely, a Huskies loss would result in Dawson Creek moving into a tie for fifth with the Huskies, who could fall behind the fourth place Thunder by four points if Slave Lake defeats the Navigators.Tonight’s game is also the third last game for the Huskies in their regular season and the team would love to keep the victories coming as they roll into the postseason. The team has won six of their last seven games, a perfect time of the season to heat up.There’s also an exciting goal scoring race within the Huskies roster, as not surprisingly, Robbie Sidhu leads the team in points with 57. However, for goals scored, Sidhu only leads rookie Cayle Bell by a single goal, 21-20, so it will be interesting to see if the goal scoring rookie can take the lead from the Huskies veteran.The game hits the ice tonight in Dawson Creek beginning at 8 p.m. and you can catch all the live action on 100.1 Moose FM. Don’t forget to listen to the informative and entertaining Moose FM pre-game show, beginning 15 minutes prior to puck drop.Advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgResidents in parts of West Donegal have been without water in recent days – and some homes have not had water since Saturday.The community of Mín Doire Dhamh in Gaoth Dobhair has been struggling without water for the past three days.Doire Chonaire, Machaire Rabhartaigh and Glaise Chú have also been affected by outages. One Montessori in Machaire Rabhartaigh did not get their supplies restored until this morning.Irish Water crews have been working on the burst water main in Mín Doire Dhamh today and expect to have supplies restored by 2pm.Local Councillor Michael Cholm MacGiolla Easpuig said he has called for an emergency meeting with Irish Water on the issue.“Irish Water refuse to meet on request,” Cllr Mac Giolla Easpuig said. “These issues are a clear indication of the failure of the previous governments to invest into water infrastructure. Especially at the time of the so-called Celtic Tiger, when there was a surplus of money, they were ignorant to the needs of the infrastructure, or they actually didn’t care. “What needs to happen now is huge investment needs to be made into water infrastructure.“In the best interests of the community, the State needs to return the water service so the Council can deliver,” he said.  West Donegal residents hit by lengthy water outages was last modified: August 27th, 2019 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