Counterterrorism measures: Changing of the guard

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Aug. 2 IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings

first_imgIMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks – 1. Jeff Ware, Columbus, Neb., 1,188; 2. Cory Probst, Brewster, Minn., 1,170; 3. Tathan Burkhart, Hays, Kan., 1,151; 4. Cody Nielsen, Spencer, Iowa, 1,149; 5. Leah Wroten, Independence, Iowa, 1,140; 6. Cody Williams, Minneapolis, Kan., 1,122; 7. Kaden Reynolds, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Brandon Nielsen, Spencer, Iowa, both 1,102; 9. Drew Barglof, Sioux Rapids, Iowa, 1,066; 10. Tim Gonska, Brainerd, Minn., 1,049; 11. David Norquest, York, Neb., 1,043; 12. Colby Kaspar, Columbus, Neb., 1,039; 13. Adam Goff, Minot, N.D., 1,036; 14. Brady J. Bencken, Oakley, Kan., 988; 15. Brooke Fluckiger, Columbus, Neb., 979; 16. Corey Madden, Avoca, Iowa, 970; 17. Cameron Wilkinson, Neligh, Neb., 966; 18. Braxton Berry, Colby, Kan., 948; 19. John Watson, Des Moines, Iowa, 936; 20. Will Miller, Sacred Heart, Minn., 901.  IMCA Modifieds – 1. Jordan Grabouski, Beatrice, Neb., 1,192; 2. Kelly Shryock, Fertile, Iowa, 1,160; 3. Anthony Roth, Columbus, Neb., 1,154; 4. William Gould, Calera, Okla., 1,123; 5. Joel Rust, Grundy Center, Iowa, 1,120; 6. Shane DeMey, Denison, Iowa, 1,117; 7. Jeremy Mills, Britt, Iowa, 1,107; 8. Clay Money, Penokee, Kan., Chris Morris, Taylor, Texas, and Tim Ward, Chandler, Ariz., each 1,100; 11. David Goode Jr., Copperas Cove, Texas, 1,098; 12. Aaron Johnson, Brainerd, Minn., 1,064; 13. Kevin Green, Waco, Texas, 1,049; 14. Jarett Franzen, Maquoketa, Iowa, 1,045; 15. Zachary Madrid, Tucson, Ariz., 1,035; 16. Jim Thies, Mapleton, Iowa, 1,023; 17. Kelsie Foley, Tucson, Ariz., 1,015; 18. Sean Barragan, Sergeant Bluff, Iowa, 1,005; 19. Bricen James, Albany, Ore., 995; 20. Regan Tafoya, Farmington, N.M., 982. IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Kenneth Duke, Selinsgrove, Pa., 768; 2. Scott Lutz, Jonestown, Pa., and Mike Houseman, Des Moines, Iowa, both 747; 4. Mike Moore, Des Moines, Iowa, 711; 5. Colin Smith, Sheldon, Iowa, 670; 6. Ryan Lynn, Hollidaysburg, Pa., 665; 7. Jake Martens, Fairview, Okla., and Toby Chapman, Panama, Neb., both 641; 9. Jack Potter, Lees Summit, Mo., 633; 10. Jacob Gomola, Seneca, Pa., 629; 11. Zach Newlin, Millerstown, Pa., 622; 12. Reed Thompson, Petersburg, Pa., 619; 13. Larry McVay, Bordentown, N.J., 602; 14. Jonathon J. Jones, Irvona, Pa., 595; 15. Billy Johnson, St. Peter, Minn., 588; 16. Monty Ferriera, Fresno, Calif., 586; 17. Drew Ritchey, Everett, Pa., 578; 18. Mike Oliver, San Antonio, Texas, 576; 19. Dylan Proctor, Beech Creek, Pa., 572; 20. Andy Shouse, Oklahoma City, Okla., 564. IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars – 1. Jordan Grabouski, Beatrice, Neb., 1,195; 2. Mike Nichols, Harlan, Iowa, 1,183; 3. Westin Abbey, Comanche, Texas, 1,146; 4. Jason Batt, Harker Heights, Texas, 1,127; 5. Kyle Pfeifer, Hill City, Kan., 1,126; 6. Mike Petersilie, Hoisington, Kan., 1,125; 7. A.J. Dancer, Red Rock, Texas, 1,109; 8. Brian Blessington, Breda, Iowa, 1,099; 9. Jay Schmidt, Tama, Iowa, 1,097; 10. Austin Brauner, Platte Center, Neb., 1,093; 11. Cody Center, Mesa, Ariz., 1,051; 12. Dan Mackenthun, Hamburg, Minn., 1,025; 13. Jeffrey Abbey, Comanche, Texas, 1,018; 14. Bryan Schutte, Wayne, Okla., 1,017; 15. Calvin Lange, Humboldt, Iowa, 1,010; 16. George Fronsman, Surprise, Ariz., 1,004; 17. Troy Burkhart, Hays, Kan., 1,002; 18. Donavon Smith, Lake City, Iowa, 966; 19. Kevin Opheim, Mason City, Iowa, 960; 20. Jason Wilkinson, Neligh, Neb., 955. Mach-1 Sport Compacts – 1. Ramsey Meyer, Pierce, Neb., 1,177; 2. Terry Tritt, York, Neb., 1,141; 3. Steven Bevills, Granbury, Texas, 1,120; 4. Alex Dostal, Glencoe, Minn., 1,117; 5. John Gill, Marshalltown, Iowa, 1,064; 6. Darwin “Bubba” Brown Jr., Jackson, Minn., 1,054; 7. Jade Lange, Humboldt, Iowa, 1,046; 8. Kaytee DeVries, Spencer, Iowa, 991; 9. Tyler Fiebelkorn, Creston, Iowa, 988; 10. Tom Meyer, Pierce, Neb., 960; 11. Oliver Monson, Humboldt, Iowa, 930; 12. Jay DeVries, Spencer, Iowa, 881; 13. Shawn Hein, Beatrice, Neb., 848; 14. Roberto “R.J.” Esqueda, Madelia, Minn., 816; 15. Parker Vollbrecht, Stanton, Neb., 793; 16. Derek Cates, Woodway, Texas, 780; 17. Anthony Vandenberg, Dublin, Texas, 769; 18. Howard Watson, Weatherford, Texas, 758; 19. Barry Taft, Argyle, Iowa, 745; 20. Nathan Wahlstrom, Beatrice, Neb., 740.center_img Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMods – 1. James Hanusch, Belton, Texas, 1,111; 2. Gregory Muirhead, Mabank, Texas, 1,102; 3. Taylor Florio, Copperas Cove, Texas, 1,087; 4. Damon Hammond, Burleson, Texas, 1,030; 5. Larry Underwood, Temple, Texas, 922; 6. Chris Cogburn, Robinson, Texas, 904; 7. Chris Florio, Copperas Cove, Texas, 733; 8. Casey Brunson, Lott, Texas, 659; 9. Jeff Shepperd, Waco, Texas, 653; 10. Austin Moore, Axtell, Texas, 643; 11. Trevor Egbert, Salado, Texas, 635; 12. Garett Rawls, Elm Mott, Texas, 630; 13. James McCreery, Midlothian, Texas, 618; 14. James Skinner, Burleson, Texas, 595; 15. Cullen Hill, Healdton, Okla., 594; 16. Justin Nabors, Kemp, Texas, 571; 17. Brandon Geurin, Robinson, Texas, 564; 18. Blaine Shives, Leonard, Texas, and Kyle Wilkins, Italy, Texas, both 547; 20. Jon White Jr., Red Oak, Texas, 544. IMCA Late Models – 1. Matt Ryan, Davenport, Iowa, and Cory Dumpert, York, Neb., both 594; 3. Jeremiah Hurst, Dubuque, Iowa, 589; 4. Jeff Aikey, Cedar Falls, Iowa, 587; 5. Justin L. Kay, Wheatland, Iowa, 582; 6. Andy Nezworski, Buffalo, Iowa, 577; 7. Todd Malmstrom, Hampton, Ill., 553; 8. Dalton Simonsen, Fairfax, Iowa, 537; 9. Eric Pollard, Peosta, Iowa, 529; 10. Gary Webb, Blue Grass, Iowa, 525; 11. Jim Johnson, Plainview, Neb., 523; 12. Curtis Glover, Runnells, Iowa, 520; 13. Zachary Zentner, Cedar Rapids, Neb., 516; 14. Robert Osborne, Norfolk, Neb., 508; 15. William “B.J.” Jackson, Clinton, Iowa, 493; 16. Chuck Hanna, Port Byron, Ill., 486; 17. Lake Knutti, Chadwick, Ill., 485; 18. Chase Osborne, Battle Creek, Neb., 483; 19. Les Siebert, York, Neb., 479; 20. Shawn Cooney, Bondurant, Iowa, 475. Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods – 1. Cody Thompson, Sioux City, Iowa, 1,189; 2. Jake McBirnie, Boone, Iowa, 1,169; 3. Chase Rudolf, Prole, Iowa, 1,168; 4. Matt Looft, Swea City, Iowa, 1,154; 5. Tyler Soppe, Sherrill, Iowa, 1,141; 6. Hunter Longnecker, Woodward, Iowa, 1,121; 7. Dakota Sproul, Hays, Kan., 1,120; 8. Guy Ahlwardt, Antioch, Calif., 1,107; 9. Luke Stallbaumer, Tecumseh, Kan., 1,106; 10. Brett Berry, Colby, Kan., 1,084; 11. Kevin Johnson, Bakersfield, Calif., 1,081; 12. Jerry Miles, Bernard, Iowa, 1,079; 13. Doug Smith, Lanesboro, Iowa, 1,077; 14. Justin Svoboda, David City, Neb., 1,074; 15. Cade Richards, Lincoln, Neb., and Brian Osantowski, Columbus, Neb., both 1,072; 17. Kyle Olson, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 1,064; 18. Tony Olson, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 1,063; 19. Rusty Montagne, North Sioux City, S.D., 1,046; 20. Vince Engebregtsen, Algoma, Wis., 1,029. last_img read more

GCF’s Burrowes grateful to all as Guyana stood tall in hosting 13th JCCC

first_imgPRESIDENT of the Guyana Cycling Federation (GCF) Horace Burrowes is showering praises on all and sundry for combining efforts which saw Guyana host its first major cycling championships ever.August 10-11 has gone down in history as the dates when the 13th edition of the Junior Caribbean Cycling Championships (JCCC) was hosted here with 15 nations making the memorable trip to the Land of Many Waters.Burrowes, in an invited comment said that what makes the event even more memorable is the fact that it was also the first time that such a huge event was held outside the confines of the Capital City.Burrowes stated that Bartica and its Mayor, His Worship Gifford Marshall, stepped up in a massive way to ensure that it was a win-win situation for all as they undertook the expenses for hosting everyone in Bartica. The GCF was responsible for all other expenses outside of Bartica.“This event I can assure all Guyana was a massive breaking point for Guyana and not just our federation in that it has shown the rest of the Caribbean that we have the capacity to host such events even though it took some time in reaching our shores.All the participating nations expressed satisfaction and were happy that they made the trip to Guyana. They complimented Mayor Marshall and the people of Bartica for their hospitality and promise to be back.”Burrowes stated that despite the challenges faced in terms of sponsorship, the federation, with the help of some companies and individuals pulled out all the stops to ensure that Guyana made its mark and came out with flying colours.“I am really gratified with the level of commitment shown by many of our cyclists who would have made the trip and volunteered their services as officials manning the race route among other areas which all added up in making the event a success.”The GCF is also very thankful to the Caribbean Cycling Federation, COPACI and UCI for their efforts and assistance as well as the event Commissars, Henny Bonafacio and Ms Clotilde Vicente.”Appreciation is being extended to the Mayor and Town Council of Bartica, Industrial Safety Supplies Inc., Universal Auto Supplies, Humphrey’s Bakery & Farm Products of Ketley Street Charlestown, Clear Waters, Mr Ramesh Sunich of the Trophy Stall, Chin Chan Bike Shop, Professional Key Shop, Showers of Blessing Bus Service, Kennard Lovell, Jeffrey Yearwood, Sasha Persaud, Dexter Sealey and Joseph Britton.The competing nations were Bermuda, Puerto Rico, Curacao, Anguilla, Barbados, United States Virgin Islands, Grenada, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Dominica, Antigua & Barbuda, Cayman Islands, Bahamas, St Martin and the host.last_img read more

Wellington volleyball teams split, WMS cross country and tennis teams played, youth football scores

first_imgReeseHeasty147.01YES Wellington varsity volleyball: The Wellington volleyball team split at Clearwater. The Crusaders lost to Clearwater 25-15, 25-7, before defeating Winfield in the nightcap 25-12, 25-18. Wellington is currently 10-11 on the season.“The Crusaders struggled with too many menial errors against Clearwater,” said Cherity Elder, Wellington head volleyball coach. “We can’t afford to give away free points to a team like Clearwater.“Our hitting and passing errors is what killed us.’Wellington had a commanding lead on Winfield  through two sets.“We made it our goal to be the team on top instead of playing from behind the whole time. That is what we did,” Elder said. “I was very proud of the quick turnaround after the Clearwater match.”Wellington heads to South Haven this Saturday in hopes of adding wins. by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington High School varsity and junior varsity volleyball teams split in  Clearwater… Wellington Middle School cross country and tennis teams were busy Tuesday… and Wellington Youth Football scores from last weekend… Wellington Middle School Cross Country:Wellington traveled to Lake Afton for a middle school cross country meet hosted by Goddard.The Wellington results are as follows:Boys 7th grade: JacobFriesen718.07 Wellington Middle School Tennis:  The Wellington Middle School Girls tennis team hosted Haysville West Tuesday.  The Lady Knights dominated their opponent winning 18 – 3.  Way to go, girls!  Also, congrats to the sixth graders for their participation:  Tori Lewellen, Hanna Hawks, Kennedee Lara and Jewels Farley.  Yesterday’s winners were:Singles: Mekenna Adams, Avery Rusk, Abby Lowe, Lexi Saffell, Chaney Leonard, Hattie Staley, Carly Kimzey, Annika DeJarnett, Grace Rowley, Alexis Tracy and Faith Rowley.Doubles:  Adams/Rusk, Lowe/Saffell, Leonard/Staley, Kimzey/Bodkins, Brown/DeJarnett, Pennington/Tracy and McCarty/G. Rowley. NEXT race:For Well. Middle School BlayzMarshall3811.50 Wellington junior varsity volleyball: Wellington’s JV also lost to Clearwater but beat Winfield. The Crusaders lost to the Indians 25-23, and 26-24. In the second match, Wellington beat the Vikings 25-27, 25-14, and 15-10. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments MattRinehart226.40 JacobMcDonald149.54YES Girls 7th grade:1 milePlaceTimeMedal EthanRowley7910.34 Host ElDorado at Wartick Farms Tuesday, Oct.84:00 p.m. 1 milePlaceTimeMedal Wellington Youth Football: The scores for the past weekend were:Wellington 1st/2nd Red Team 18 Winfield 0.Wellington 1st/2nd Silver Team 0 Winfield 34.Wellington 3rd grade 6 Winfield 14.Wellington 4th grade 7 Winfield 6.Wellington 5th grade 6 Winfield 38.Wellington 6th grade 0 Winfield 6.Got a score? Send us an e-mail at [email protected] Boys 8th grade:1.5 milesPlaceTimeMedallast_img read more

Jamboree event highlight of Terry Walgren Tournament

first_imgThe Terry Walgren Youth Soccer Tournament attracted players and teams from throughout the Kootenay and Okanagan regions along with some participants from south of the 49th parallel. Part of the weekend was reserved for players under the age of 12 playing in a Jamboree style event.Host Nelson, with 21-plus players on the roster, entered a pair of teams into the Jamboree.During the Jamboree, there are no scores or points kept, just a lot of determination and skill by all players.The Jamboree event prepares the players for the Rep category, which youth soccer players enter for the next years.Some of the players on the Nelson squad included, Logan Martin, Joey Wall, Chase Colgur, Albie Drysdale, Van Keywood, Ryder Collins, Ethan Knight, Logan Wright, Ilya Sherstobitoff, Markus Rentke, Evan Ouchi, Amani Kaufmann, Yannick Holt-Lachance, Oliver Gyr, Charlie Morrison, Jacob De Zwart, Peyton Wilkinson, Tanner Jackson, Kaden White,  Emil Metcalfand Gabriel Makortoff.last_img read more

Remembering Declan Doherty RIP

first_imgHundreds of mourners formed a human shield of umbrellas as hailstones exploded from the black skyline over Kilmacrennan.Such a sight would no doubt have caused Declan Doherty to crack off one of those brilliant smiles.All these mourners here to remember him and him having the last laugh. Declan was only 33 when he took seriously ill at his beloved grandmother Mary’s home in Kilmacrennan on Sunday last.Unfortunately, he never made it back and surrounded by his loving parents Susan and Declan, brother Kevin and sister Ellen, he passed gently onto the next chapter of his being on Monday last at Letterkenny University Hospital.A lot of stories were told this week about Declan’s relatively short life on this earth.But the common theme was of a young man whose gentle approach to life touched everyone he came into contact with. The late Declan Doherty, RIP.Fr Paddy Dunne recalled the typical snapshot of Declan bouncing along Letterkenny Main Street, shoulder bag on board, converse, jeans and a fitted jacket.And not forgetting the mop of curly hair, glasses and that disarming smile.He also recalled how everyone seemed to give Declan lifts.My last encounter with him was indeed giving him one such lift to his grandmother’s house a few weeks back and I’ll cherish the memory of that bumpy ride whenever I think of him.Everyone had a story to tell of their encounters with Declan. Former President of St Eunan’s College, Fr Michael Carney had mourners in tears of sadness and laughter when he recalled his time with the then young student.He recalled how he often wondered if Declan was actually studying law in a parallel universe such was his ability to defend himself when he landed himself in a little hot water.There’s so much you want to say about Declan and that numbing, empty feeling left by his sudden departure will stay with us for many days, weeks, months and years to come.Many who are raising young people to send them out into the world can only hope that they can find a safe path and a life that they find their own level of happiness in. Declan fought hard to find that path and to find that happiness but some illnesses simply overpower the human body and mind.The one thing that will never be in doubt and the one thing no illness will ever kill is the love Declan’s family had and will always have for him.Rest gently young man.SMRemembering Declan Doherty RIP was last modified: December 13th, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:curlsDeclan DohertykilmacrennanletterkennyMUSICsmilelast_img read more

Time to forget 2014 World Cup heartache against Germany, says Neymar

first_imgNeymar has urged his Brazil teammates to bury the harrowing memory of the last FIFA World Cup and write a new chapter in the country’s storied football history in Russia next year.Saddled with the pressure of hosting their first World Cup in 64 years, Brazil’s hopes of winning a fairytale sixth title in 2014 collapsed spectacularly with a 7-1 semi-final defeat to Germany.Speaking to the media after participating in a five-a-side match in Brazil on Saturday, Neymar admitted the scars of the loss in Belo Horizonte are yet to heal, Xinhua news agency reported.”We can’t erase what happened. It’s in the history books,” the Barcelona forward said.”But people always remember it, as if it were the only thing that ever happened (to Brazilian football). Let’s start talking about our victories and other positive things.”The upcoming season promises a lot and I hope that it’s the best one of my life. My dream of winning the World Cup could be just around the corner.”Brazil, who secured a World Cup berth in March, currently hold a nine-point lead over second-placed Colombia at the top of the South American zone qualifying standings.The 2018 World Cup will be played in 11 Russian cities from June 14 to July 15.last_img read more

Wisons 300MW FSRP Gets AiP from Lloyds Register

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: Lloyd’s Register UK-based maritime classification society Lloyd’s Register (LR) has awarded an approval in principle (AiP) to Wison Offshore & Marine (Wison) with respect to its 300MW floating storage, regasification, and power generation barge (FSRP) concept design.The AiP was announced on September 19 during a presentation at Gastech – an exhibition and conference for the global gas, LNG and energy industries held on September 17-20 in Barcelona, Spain.FSRPs are a relatively new design concept and the market is expected to expand in coming years. Essentially, a floating LNG power plant, the FSRP receives LNG from ships and stores it within its own tanks below deck, before regasifying the LNG and using it to fuel an onboard power plant. In this new design, the power plant has a capacity of 300MW.LR, Wison and Gaztransport & Technigaz (GTT) are working together in developing this 300MW FSRP unit. It will be designed, constructed and built to supply 300MW electrical power, using LNG as fuel. The FSRP will be barge-type moored at a jetty or near-shore.According to Wison, the FSRP has been developed to produce power starting as low as 7 cents per kWh. With a total storage capacity of 170,000 cbm in GTT membrane cargo tanks, it can receive full cargoes, keeping the cost of LNG supply low. It features a high-efficiency CCGT power plant, available with an output of 150 – 450MW.The facility is designed for near-shore deployment with a minimal water depth of 12m. LNG will be loaded through a ship-to-ship transfer and regasified, feeding the gas turbines. Waste heat from the turbines is recovered to generate steam, which in turn feeds the steam turbine generator. Electric power is stepped up to high voltage before transmission to shore.A joint development project (JDP) agreement between LR, Wison and GTT was also signed on September 19. This includes the undertaking of further work for example, more detailed design reviews, support for the preparation of Wison to build GTT membrane type LNG tanks as well as possible additional items like risk assessments.“Our integrated LNG-to-power solution is a response to market demand for affordable power sources with a short development schedule (…) Together with Lloyd’s Register, GTT and other key technology suppliers we will continue to mature and refine our product. High efficiency LNG-fuelled floating power plants offer a unique set of advantages over other power solutions,” Maarten Spilker, Wison Solutions Director, said.last_img read more

BC Wildfire Service bringing additional personnel to tackle fires north of Fort

first_imgThe Kahta Creek fire is burning approximately five kilometres south of another 6.5 hectare fire next to the Alaska Highway north of Buckinghorse River. While firefighters have completely surrounded the smaller fire with hoses, the Kahta Creek fire is currently uncontained, and has burned over 1,000 hectares. Reynolds said that the fire is currently burning in an easterly direction away from the Alaska Highway and not threatening any properties.The Milligan Hills fire, which is around 10 kilometres west of Milligan Hills Provincial Park, has also grown to over 1,000 hectares, though it is also not currently threatening structures at this time. Reynolds said that the Wildfire Service has made a request for two Incident Management Teams to be brought in to Fort St. John to deal with those two fires, which are the largest fires during near Fort St. John.A Conair Aerial Firefighting Avro RJ85 air tanker at the North Peace Airport. Photo by Chris NewtonCrews are also planning to begin attack operations on the Beatton River fire, which is located northwest of Prespatou near Nig Creek and has grown to around 500 hectares in size. Reynolds said that the fire has grown quickly because of windy conditions and the large amount of fuel in the area. Reynolds added that while several fires have grown quickly in size in the past few days, the current situation is much less dire than two years ago, since none of the fires are currently threatening any property. She said that crews are prepared for an anticipated spike in fire activity over the next month, as forecasters are calling for the usual pattern of increased thunderstorm activity heading into June. The Peace River Regional District also announced on its website this morning that it is currently monitoring the situation. It says that no evacuation alerts and no evacuation orders have been issued at this time, but that updates will be posted on the PRRD’s website and Facebook page. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — The BC Wildfire Service will be bringing in more crews today to respond to a number of fires that flared up north of Fort St. John on Tuesday.Amanda Reynolds, Fire Information Officer with the Prince George Fire Centre, says that hot and windy conditions on Tuesday helped to fan the flames of several spot fires sparked by lightning over the weekend. Reynolds explained that two fires in particular have ballooned in size since Tuesday, when their smoke plumes were first noticed by fire crews from the air.A map showing the locations of wildfires burning north of Fort St. John. Photo by BC Wildfire Service.last_img read more

Lenders discussing ways to revive Jet Airways fund infusion likely soon

first_imgNew Delhi: Lenders to Jet Airways are talking about ways to restore the crisis-hit carrier and new funds are likely to be infused shortly, officials said on Tuesday.Amid acute financial crunch crippling its operations, Jet Airways management is awaiting clarity on receiving new funds after which a decision would be taken on continuing operations. “Discussions for reviving the airline are underway, and nothing has been finalised as of now,” Punjab National Bank Managing Director and CEO Sunil Mehta told reporters here. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c detailsRepresentatives of various lenders to Jet Airways are also understood to have discussed issues related to Jet Airways with Financial Services Secretary Rajiv Kumar. Jet Airways has a debt burden of more than Rs 8,000 crore. SBI Capital Markets has the mandate for Jet Airways sale on behalf of the SBI-led consortium of the domestic lenders to the debt-ridden private carrier. A senior government official said that funding for Jet Airways from lenders is likely to come through. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from ThursdayThe board of the full-service carrier, which is currently operating less than ten aircraft, met in Mumbai on Tuesday. On Monday, lenders did not take a final decision on providing emergency funds to the cash-strapped carrier. Another government official said that approaching the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) for Jet Airways is not an option at this stage. “Right now, the lenders are trying to resolve the issue by seeking bidders for investment. This is not the time for lenders to approach NCLT for resolution,” the official said. Creditors can take a defaulting company to the NCLT for seeking approval for resolution under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC). Earlier in the day, sources said Jet Airways founder Naresh Goyal has decided not to bid for acquiring a stake in the cash-strapped airline.last_img read more