National Secondary Schools Cricket League set to bowl off in Essequibo

first_imgBy Elroy StephneyTHE Guyana Cricket Board/Ministry of Education-sponsored National Secondary Schools Cricket League (NSSCL) will bowl off shortly on the Essequibo Coast.According to the Secretary of the Essequibo Cricket Board (ECB) Auto Christiani, ‘the Board is awaiting a timely response seeking permission from the Department of Education to commence the competition. He further stated that an ‘email was already sent to the Department and he is hopeful that a positive response will be forthcoming’.Meanwhile the participating schools will be Charity, 8th of May, Anna Regina, Cotton Field, Johanna Cecilia, Aurora and Wakapoa Secondary.Last year’s Zone winners were Anna Regina Secondary School who will be seeking to successfully defend their honours and even climb a step further at capturing the national title.Their chances will be led by national Under-15 players Sheldon Charles and Lance Roberts, both of whom have been in fine form during the local club competition.When the competition commences, matches are scheduled for the Imam Bacchus ground in Affiance, Walton Hall and the Anna Regina Community Centre ground.Significantly the tournament has sought to identify the hidden talent of countless promising players emerging from the county thus providing the ECB to further expose them to formal coaching and other related programmes.The successful players will also form the core of the inter-county teams in a further bid for national selection.The ECB have recently tasted success at the senior level by winning the GCB 3-Day Franchise League tournament which the Board is hoping will inspire teams from the youth level.Last year Boomesh Ramdahin from Anna Regina Secondary registered the lone century for the Essequibo Zone when he stroked an unbeaten hundred against Johanna Cecilia Secondary School.last_img read more

Rohr Plots ‘Plan B’ to Stop Messi at Russia 2018

first_imgRohr is also aware that the five-time world player of the year winner, is managing his playing time for both club and country in other to be injury- free in the final quarter of the ongoing football season.Messi may not play against the three-time African champions if things go on according to plans of the South American side.“If Argentina wins its first two games, Messi may not want to play against us, that’s another possibility,” Rohr was quoted by www.fcbarcelonalive.com.With this calculation, the Super Eagles coach hopes that Argentina will tame Iceland in their opening match and win again against Croatia in the second game before facing Nigeria in the last group tie which may not necessarily be a must win for the South American power house and thus parade a team without the their inspirational captain.Messi who missed out in the two international friendly matches of Argentina in last week’s FIFA window due to injury, rescued his FC Barcelona side from the jaw of first Laliga defeat this season with a 2-2 draw at FC Sevilla.Messi rescued Barca from 0-2 down to score a late minute goal outside the box and secured the Catalan side’s pride of 30 games unbeaten run in the league and only one time across all completions including the UEFA Champions league.“In the alternative that he plays against us, nothing is impossible. The only solution against Messi is a collective and not an individual solution. We will have time to observe,” the Nigeria coach remarked.The two teams will face each other at the World Cup in summer at the Krestovsky Stadium in St Petersburg Russia at 7pm Nigerian time for the third consecutive time with Nigeria on the losing side.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Femi Solaja with agency reportWith barely 85days to the clash between Nigeria and perennial World Cup group stage rival and one of the tournament’s favourites, Argentina, Super Eagles Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr, has revealed another possible way to ensure that FC Barcelona talisman, Lionel Messi, will not hurt his team in the match.The Franco-German tactician knows the importance of the player’s influence in the Albeceleste and has insisted that the Argentine captain would not be man-marked during the match.last_img read more

Europa: Pogba Out of Man United’s Clash with AZ Alkmaar

first_imgUnited opened their Group L campaign with a 1-0 victory over Astana.Diogo Dalot and Angel Gomes are available but France World Cup winner Pogba is the big miss for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side, although no timeframe was given for his return.The club said: “Following a specialist’s opinion, Paul Pogba requires a period of further rest and conservative treatment for the foot injury he sustained during the game against Southampton in August. Updates will follow in due course.”Meanwhile, Romanian champions, Cluj will face a much-improved Celtic in their Europa Group E clash tonight than the one they defeated 4-3 in Champions League qualifying in August, according to manager Neil Lennon.Cluj’s victory over their Scottish counterparts in Glasgow ensured they progressed on aggregate, only to lose in the play-off round.“It is a new back four more or less and a new goalkeeper – we’ve been on a very good run since then,” Lennon said.“I’ve been delighted with the reaction and the style of play, and the motivation the players bring.”Lennon thinks the opportunity “to right a wrong” will be good “extra motivation – as long the players don’t get over-emotional”.He admits “some of the players just weren’t ready” for that Champions League qualifier but believes that his summer signings now have a greater “cohesion and understanding” of Celtic’s style of play.He promised his side would play “on the front foot” as they look to build on their opening 1-1 draw in Rennes.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba will miss tonight’s Europa League tie at AZ Alkmaar because of a foot injury.Pogba, 26, played the full game against Rochdale in the Carabao Cup and Premier League game against Arsenal, but is troubled with an ongoing foot issue.Winger Anthony Martial and defenders Luke Shaw, Phil Jones and Aaron Wan-Bissaka also miss the trip, but teenager Brandon Williams is included. Paul-Pogba-last_img read more

McDan Open West Africa reaches final as Ghana-Nigeria rivalry is renewed

first_imgThe age-long sporting rivalry between Ghana and  Nigeria will be rekindled as the big McDan Open West Africa Championship reaches its final on Saturday July 2 at the Centre court of the Accra Stadium.The men’s final will see a thriller between Ghana’s Wisdom Na-Adjrago and Michael Moses of Nigeria while Sarah Adegoke, also from Nigeria plays Ghana’s Kate Coleman for the ladies top prize. Ghana’s second seed, Wisdom Na-Adjrago, who traces his origins to the Koforidua Tennis Club in the Eastern Region of Ghana battles Michael Moses of Nigeria in what could have been expected considering the fine form displayed by both players throughout the tournament.In the semi finals Na-Adjrago exhibited admirable mental strength as he fought through the first set and managed to scale through winning  6-4. This first set battle was staged amidst cheers from a divided home crowd as both Na-Adjrago and Palm are from Osu, the suburb of the Ghana capital Accra, where the Stadium is located. The second set saw an improved performance from Na-Adjrago who utilized his speed and dashes towards the net to place some shots beyond Palm’s reach. The latter was to lose steam only after the second game leaving Na- Adjrago to take over. Spot on service and good smashes which were strong enough to elude Palm resulted in a 6-3 finish.Michael Moses on the other hand lived up to the pre-semi final talk to send a strong message home when he staged a fight back from a set down to win the best of three against Burkina Faso’s Joel Meda. Nigeria’s top seed Moses who is right-handed started well in the first set with good play in the first two games. But faulty service and other unforced errors handed the points to Burkinabe who had the final in sight at that point. The first set ended 2-6 in favour of Meda. Little did the many fans gathered know that the Nigerian would shake of the jerkiness and move into his true elements. Moses consistently hit shots past Meda with both his right forehand and double back hand, which earned him a 6-2, 6-4 result in the remaining two sets.Kate Coleman of Ghana will hope for a first Women’s Title at the McDan Open as she clashes with the tough and witty Nigerian fourth seed, Sarah Adegoke.The ladies semis saw a one sided battle between Ghanaian teenager, Naa McKorley and Nigeria’s Sarah Adegoke. McKorley who has been under the by Ghanaian tennis legend Odartey Annan and Coach Ayi Dartey, fought hard but was unable to break the more experienced Adegoke. The game ended  6-1, 6-1. Kate Coleman breezed into a second straight final after beating Antionette Cruickshank, 6-4, 6-1.Coleman will be hoping to right the wrongs of last year’s edition where she lost to Francisca Nyarko, who is currently in the US.The headline sponsor, McDan Shipping together with supporting sponsors, West Blue Consulting , Twellium Industries have combined efforts put up an attractive prize package. for the men it is 1000 us dollars, a big trophy, a full kit and beverages while the ladies champion wins a trophy 800 US dollars a trophy and beverages. All kit components are being provided by Babolat Ghana.Dignitaries expected to grace the final are Deputy Youth and Sports Minister, Vincent Oppong Asamoah, Minister of Environment Science and Technology, Mahama Ayarigah,  Dr Daniel McKorley, Executive Chairman of the McDan Group, Ms Valentina Mintah, CEO of West Blue Consulting,  Mohammed Kwawtharani, Managing Director of Twellium Industries, the Chief Executive of the National Sports Authority, Mr Joe Kpenge and Mr Elvis Afriyie Ankrah, Minister of State at the Presidency. Follow Nathaniel Attoh on instagram @citizenattoh, on facebook Nathaniel Attoh Citizen Attoh and on twitter @niiattoh5last_img read more

SLU Names Scelfo New Head Football Coach

first_imgAs a former baseball student-athlete at ULM and the father of a pair of student-athletes, Scelfo knows the importance of academic dedication towards the overall success of a student-athlete. “Frank Scelfo checks all of the boxes when it comes to being a successful head coach. The players will feel his fire and passion for the game from day one and will see how much he cares for them as men. Southeastern Football has just taken a huge step forward.” – Todd Wash, Defensive Coordinator, Jacksonville Jaguars, 2017 Sporting News NFL Coordinator of the Year Scelfo, whose hire is pending approval of the University of Louisiana System’s Board of Supervisors, comes to Hammond with over 30 years of coaching experience. Scelfo replaces Ron Roberts, who stepped down earlier this month after six seasons. Before heading to north Louisiana, Scelfo spent 11 seasons on the staff at Tulane, including the final eight as the Green Wave’s offensive coordinator. Scelfo was the recruiting coordinator and tight ends coach for a 1998 TU squad that was one of two FBS teams to finish undefeated that season, recording a 12-0 mark and a Liberty Bowl victory. “Our number one focus in recruiting will be the state of Louisiana,” Scelfo said. “It’s not just the talent in this area, but the passion the players in this state bring to the field. The type of student-athletes we’re looking for to be Lions are right here in Louisiana.” “The Southeastern Athletics mission statement outlines our expectations for our student-athletes to excel in the classroom, in the community and in competition,” Artigues said. “In Frank Scelfo, we’ve found a leader with the experience, knowledge and personality to grow our program and help produce well-rounded student-athletes who are successful both on and off the field.” Scelfo will have to hit the ground running in his new position, as National Signing Day is Feb. 7. Scelfo stressed the importance of recruiting the fertile talent pool in Louisiana. HometownAbbeville, LouisianaWifeHollyChildrenAnthony, JordanEducationULM, 1981 (Master’s, 1983)Playing ExperienceULM, Baseball, 1978-81            – 1981 ULM Athlete of the YearCoaching Experience2018 – Southeastern Louisiana – Head Coach2016-17 – UTSA – Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks2013-15 – Jacksonville Jaguars (NFL) – Senior Offensive Assistant/Quarterbacks2010-11 – Arizona – Quarterbacks2007-09 – Louisiana Tech – Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks1999-2006 – Tulane – Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks1996-98 – Tulane – Recruiting Coordinator/Tight Ends1995 – Galena Park North Shore HS – Defensive Backs1992-94 – Kilgore College – Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks/Wide Receivers1989-91 – Tyler Chapel Hill HS – Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks1988 – Orangefield HS – Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks1987 – Vidor HS – Defensive Backs1985-86 – River Oaks HS – Head Coach1984 – Jesuit HS – Defensive Backs1982-83 – Prairie View HS – Head Coach “I’m very familiar with Hammond, especially the hospitality of the people here,” Scelfo commented. “My family and I can’t wait to get out and meet as many people in the area as we can. Hammond’s our new home and I’m ready to become a part of my new community.” Prior to his time in San Antonio, Scelfo coached for three seasons with the NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars as an offensive assistant working with the quarterbacks. In his final season in Jacksonville, quarterback Blake Bortles threw for 4,428 yards and 35 touchdowns under Scelfo’s tutelage. “Frank Scelfo will bring an exciting and aggressive brand of football to SLU. His ability to motivate and develop players to reach their maximum potential on and off the field is his greatest asset and it truly separates him from so many others.” – Derek Dooley, Offensive Coordinator, University of MissouriThe Frank Scelfo File Scelfo takes over a SLU program that has posted four winning campaigns in the past five seasons. Artigues believes Scelfo has the ability, experience and knowledge to help Southeastern to return to postseason play. “I’m excited and thankful for the belief (President) Dr. (John) Crain and (Director of Athletics) Jay Artigues have shown by selecting me as the new head football coach at Southeastern Louisiana,” Scelfo said. “There’s a great opportunity to win championships on the conference and national level right here in Hammond. Southeastern is a special place and I’m honored to be back home in Louisiana to lead the Lions.”FOOTBALL: Southeastern Louisiana Names Frank Scelfo New Head Football Coach @SLUFootball #LionUp https://t.co/4VGwAHZb1Y— #LionUp (@sluathletics) January 30, 2018 The three seasons prior saw Scelfo serve as the offensive coordinator at Louisiana Tech. Scelfo’s stint in Ruston included a 2008 Independence Bowl victory – the Bulldogs’ first bowl victory in three decades. “We will stress academics from day one,” Scelfo said. “Our expectations for every member of our program is to leave here with a championship ring on one hand and a diploma in the other. One without the other is unacceptable.” In searching for a new leader for the SLU football program, Artigues was looking for someone who would help the Lions reach higher levels of excellence in all aspects of being a student-athlete. Artigues believes he found the right man to take Southeastern to new heights in Scelfo. “I was lucky enough to play for Frank my first two seasons in the NFL. Not only did I learn a ton of football by playing for him but I also formed a relationship that will last a lifetime.” – Blake Bortles, Quarterback, Jacksonville Jaguars Scelfo’s Green Wave offenses were ranked among the national passing leaders in five different seasons and four Tulane quarterbacks – Patrick Ramsey, J.P. Losman, Lester Ricard and Shaun King – went on to play in the NFL. A total of eight Tulane players were selected in the NFL Draft during Scelfo’s time in the Big Easy, highlighted by two-time Pro Bowl running back Matt Forte. HAMMOND, La. – Southeastern Louisiana Football ushered in a new era on Tuesday afternoon, as veteran coach and Louisiana native Frank Scelfo was introduced as the 16th head football coach in school history in the Victory Club at Strawberry Stadium. The Lions will open their first spring under Scelfo on March 13. SLU officially opens the 2018 season on Sept. 1 at FBS foe – and Scelfo’s alma mater – ULM.   “I can’t tell you how excited I am to know Southeastern Football is in the hands of Frank Scelfo. I can say from personal experience there’s not a better man out there to continue to lead the Lions both on and off the field. Frank’s coaching experience and Louisiana ties are second to none. I can personally vouch for what a great teacher and man he is. He and his wife, Holly will be unbelievable assets to Hammond and Southeastern Louisiana University.” – Pete Golding, Assistant Coach, University of Alabama Scelfo’s Tulane offenses produced the school’s all-time passing leader in Ramsey, the program’s all-time rushing and all-purpose yardage leader in Mewelde Moore and Roydell Williams, who set the school’s career record for touchdown receptions. Moore was only the second player in NCAA history to top both 4,000 rushing and 2,000 receiving yards under Scelfo’s guidance. “Coach Scelfo is dedicated to being a visible member of our community and committed to raising the academic performance of our football student-athletes,” Artigues stated. “Frank Scelfo is the head coach that can connect our program with the high schools in our state and do a great job of recruiting the state of Louisiana. We feel in Coach Scelfo we have identified a great role model and leader for our student-athletes.”  Scelfo was a four-year letter winner on the baseball diamond at ULM from 1978-81, earning the school’s Athlete of the Year award as a senior. He earned his bachelor’s degree from his alma mater in 1981, before completing his graduate studies in 1983. In 2010 and 2011, Scelfo was the quarterbacks coach at Arizona. During his tenure with the Wildcats, he tutored future NFL quarterbacks Nick Foles and Tom Savage. Foles, a third-round draft pick in 2012, will start Super Bowl LII this Sunday for the Philadelphia Eagles. What They’re Saying About New SLU Head Football Coach Frank Scelfo“Frank Scelfo is someone who has had a major impact on my life both on and off the field. Not only is he a great teacher and motivator of the game of football, but in life as well. I am grateful to know Coach Scelfo and to have played for him. I wouldn’t be where I am today without him.” – Nick Foles, Quarterback, Philadelphia Eagles Scelfo’s coaching career began at Prairie View High School in Bastrop, where he served as head coach for the 1982-83 seasons. He also coached at Jesuit High School (1984), River Oaks High School (1985-86), Vidor High School (1987), Orangefield High School (1988), Chapel Hill School (1989-91), Kilgore College (1992-94) and Galena Park North Shore High School (1995). Artigues was impressed with Scelfo’s wealth of knowledge and experience at every level of football and his pedigree of working with players who have been successful as professionals. He and his wife, Holly, are the parents of two sons, Anthony and Jordan. Anthony played both football and baseball at Tulane and was selected in the 2008 MLB Draft by the Tampa Bay Rays. Jordan was on the baseball and football teams at SLU’s Southland Conference rival Incarnate Word from 2012-15. Scelfo, who hails from Abbeville and spent 14 seasons coaching collegiately in-state at Tulane and Louisiana Tech, is eager to become a member of the Southeastern and Hammond communities. Scelfo comes to Hammond after spending the past two seasons as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at UTSA. In 2016, his offense set 15 school records and helped the Roadrunners to their first-ever bowl game, the Gildan New Mexico Bowl.last_img read more

Mico capture treble again in inter-col netball

first_imgMico University College repeated their performance of a year ago by winning the treble in intercollegiate netball after a 59-48 overtime win in the intermediate A final last Saturday over home team G.C. Foster B.The intermediate champions blew away G.C. Foster by 24 goals in preliminary action two weeks ago, but it was a more determined G.C. Foster College team which played the final. Mico led 11-10, 21-17 and 30-28 after three quarters. However, G.C. Foster fought hard in the fourth quarter as, spurred on by their vocal home supporters, they rallied to even the score at 43-43 at the end of the quarter, sending the game into overtime.In the two periods of overtime, it was all Mico as the Connie Francis and Janet Guy-coached team led 52-44 after the first stanza before pulling away for a comfortable 11-goal winning margin in the end.Mico’s two other titles came over the past two weeks. The senior team defeated UWI in the final last Thursday while the junior team had earlier beaten G.C. Foster in the intermediate B final.Excelsior Community College finished third in the intermediate A competition after stopping UWI B 32-26 in the playoff for third and fourth.last_img read more

Heart, soul propel Eagles’ flight to top

first_imgJake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ F2 Logistics, Petron face light rivals Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? LATEST STORIES “We didn’t know we were coming back to this stage again,” said Ateneo assistant coach Sandy Arespacochaga.Against a talented La Salle squad, the Eagles proved more than equal to the challenge, this time—a far cry from last season when the championship series looked like a mismatch.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“They just responded every step of the way and when we ran into real adversity, none bigger than that tremendous La Salle basketball team, they found a way,” Baldwin said. “And a lot of it is their heart, soul and courage.”Thirdy Ravena emerged as the Eagles’ best offensive creator as the season wore on en route to a Finals MVP honor, while Matt Nieto developed into a calm and assured figure at the backcourt. View comments Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Criticized for his inability to make shots even from point blank range, Chiz Ikeh impacted games with his height and heft and polished his offensive game.But no one highlighted Ateneo’s ascent than center Isaac Go, who went from missing a potential game-winning point-blank shot against La Salle in a second round loss to making one clutch shot after another in the Final Four and in the Finals.Getting a pass from Ravena with the shot clock about to expire and Ateneo leading by just two points, Go knocked in the biggest shot of the season with a triple with 24.7 seconds, lifting the Eagles to a thrilling 88-86 win in Game 3 before 22,012 fans at Smart Araneta Coliseum Sunday night.Lot of growth“We saw a lot of growth from our players from last season and even this year, the growth on a per game basis,” said Arespacochaga.“Thirdy (Ravena), for example, took a forced shot in the first round against La Salle, but he made the right plays in the finals. Isaac Go made important baskets. We’re happy not just for him, but all our players who executed that play that enabled him to make those shots.”ADVERTISEMENT Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIt was a championship run with so many turning points, but for the Ateneo Blue Eagles, their journey back to the top of the UAAP started as soon as they lost the title to fierce rival La Salle a year ago.There was no promise to return to the finals, only a commitment to individual improvement in an effort to topple the Green Archers and bring the crown back to the Loyola campus, which hasn’t celebrated a UAAP basketball title since 2012—the tailend of the Eagles rare “five-peat.”ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Ateneo skipper Vince Tolentino, who also played a key role in the Game 3 win, paid tribute to Baldwin and his coaching staff as they laid the foundation of the win after the Eagles bungled a 21-point lead in the previous game.“The motto of this team is always to believe, and even though we didn’t finish the job in Game 2 and La Salle gave us a really good fight, we never stopped believing.” said Tolentino, who will graduate from the squad along with Ikeh and Kris Porter.Baldwin believes the team still has plenty of room to grow.“These boys worked a long time to get here,” he said. “I told them, ‘We didn’t reach a peak, we reached a plateau, because there has to be room for the whole team.’ We didn’t do it as individuals, we did it as a team. So nobody stands at the peak alone.” Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player awardlast_img read more

AK-47 smuggled out of Police headquarters

first_img…ASP, Corporal under close arrestAn Assistant Superintendent of Police and a Corporal attached to the Tactical Services Unit (TSU) of the Guyana Police Force are among several persons placed under close arrest after a high powered AK-47 assault rifle was smuggled out of Police Headquarters, Eve Leary, on Wednesday. Reports are that a civilian vehicle was on Tuesday evening allowed into the compound without being searched. The vehicle reportedly stayed throughout the evening. However, as it was leaving the compound on Wednesday morning, the vehicle was searched and the weapon was discovered. After the weapon was discovered, the mobile phone belonging to the driver was checked, and it proved that several calls had been made to the ASP.Based on that information, the senior police rank was questioned and placed under close arrest. That very ASP, this newspaper was told, had been fingered in several unprofessional and shady transactions, and had been interdicted from duty several years ago, following the murder of Dweive Kant Ramdass in the Essequibo River.Ramdass was reportedly robbed of millions of dollars.The ASP, who had been a cadet officer at the time, had been accused, along with other ranks, of stealing an undisclosed sum of money from Ramdass, which they had confiscated. During that trial, however, no evidence had been given against the Police ranks, and they were subsequently reinstated into the Guyana Police Force.Meanwhile, the Corporal who has been arrested is the brother of a tattoo artist who had been charged and remanded to prison for the murder of Leelawattie Mohamed, who was gunned down in Tain, Corentyne two weeks ago. The Corporal was reportedly under the radar of several senior officers. Suspicion that his character was shady arose after he had been seen driving in and out of the TSU compound in various heavily tinted motorcars.The Police are continuing their investigations into the smuggling of the weapon, and it is expected that several other persons will be implicated.last_img read more

Trial for Fort St. John woman accused of burning dogs begins today

first_imgShe was arrested on July 7, 2012, after the burnt remains of a dog were found at an Alberta campsite. Initial police reports suggested the woman was likely intoxicated and angry following an argument with a partner, who had left the site before investigating officers arrived. Once there, police found the remains of a kennel and a small dog in the fire pit near a trailer the accused woman was occupying. They also concluded from witness accounts that a second dog suffered serious enough injuries that it too did not likely survive.- Advertisement –last_img

Another low petroleum and natural gas land rights sale

first_imgThat’s less than 30 per cent of the November total of $54.5 million, but perhaps more alarming is the fact that six of the last eight monthly sales have generated less than $10 million. 21 of the 30 parcels offered this month were purchased, with the average price per hectare posted as $585. This was the last sale prior to the Liberal government unveiling this year’s budget on February 18th, which will be delivered about a week in advance of the next sale set for February 26th. It does nothing to enhance the revenue position of Finance Minister Mike de Jong, who continues to wrestle with a budget surplus, which at last report was projected at $165 million, down from the $197 million estimate in last February’s budget.- Advertisement –last_img