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  • Hospital Foundation purchases new maternity equipment

    first_imgThe Fort St. John Hospital Foundation will purchase a new radiant warmer for the maternity ward of the Fort St. John Hospital.In April of this year, the Foundation started a campaign to purchase equipment for a third birthing room at the Fort St. John Hospital. With help from a recent Radioathon fundraiser and a $10,000 donation from Mustang Rentals, the foundation was able to purchase the first piece of equipment for the new birthing room.The birthing bed allows the patient to remain in the same room for the entire labour and delivery experience. In the past year the births in our hospital have increased from 560 in 2007 to 645 in 2008.- Advertisement -By the end of the campaign this fall, the foundation hopes to raise a total of $150,000 and purchase the remaining 5 pieces of the equipment for this room. So far they have raised $50,000.The Foundation is also celebrating with the Alcan Chapter 91, Order of the Eastern Star as they have now donated over $450,000 to the foundation.The group in 2000, created the Eastern Star Children’s Fund as a means of highlighting their dedication to help the Hospital Foundation acquire pediatric and maternity equipment. Recently this group donated $1,000 to the Maternity Equipment Campaign. Over 980 corporate and private donors have contributed to the fund.Advertisementlast_img read more

  • Lekstrom to seek re-election in South Peace

    first_imgBlair Lekstrom says he will run again in the next provincial election.In an interview with the Prince George Citizen, Lekstrom says he will see re-election as an MLA in Peace River South, a riding he has represented since 2001.The announcement ends speculation that he might seek the Conservative nomination to replace retiring Jay Hill in the Prince George-Peace River riding.- Advertisement -Lekstrom quit the Liberal cabinet and caucus in June to demonstrate his unhappiness with the way the Harmonized Sales Tax has been implemented in B.Clast_img read more

  • Volleyball Unveils 2016 Schedule

    first_imgStory Links 2016 Schedule DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University volleyball team’s 2016 schedule features 10 home matches as part of a 32-match slate, third-year head coach Darrin McBroom announced June 15. The Bulldogs will also play in four tournaments to open the season prior to the always challenging Missouri Valley Conference schedule.The Bulldogs open the season on Aug. 26 with the first of four matches in Boca Raton, Fla., as part of a tournament hosted by Florida Atlantic University. In addition to the host, the Bulldogs will face Northeastern, North Florida and Bethune-Cookman to open the season. FAU and North Florida amassed a combined record of 39-22 last season.”I am really looking forward to this season and to the schedule that lies ahead,” McBroom said. “We are thrilled to begin our season in Boca Raton, Fla., at the Florida Atlantic tournament.  It will be nice for our team to get out of the Midwest and play some teams that we don’t typically see. The tournament also takes place the weekend before our classes start so that our student-athletes will not miss class for this experience against strong competition.”Following the season-opening tournament in Florida, the Bulldogs return to the Knapp Center for a Aug. 30 contest against South Dakota State before taking to the road for their next 11 matches. That challenging slate begins on Sept. 2-3 with a tournament at Omaha against Ball State, UMKC and homestanding Omaha. The following weekend, the team travels to Charleston, Ill., to take on host Eastern Illinois, Louisiana Tech and Bowling Green on Sept. 9-10. The team wraps up non-conference play with a tournament at Western Illinois in Macomb, Ill., Sept. 16-17. There the Bulldogs will face the host, Southeast Missouri State and Weber State. Last season, the Bulldogs won four-straight matches at the same event to open the 2015 season with a tournament title.”I think our schedule will provide a good balance for us in the opening weekends,” McBroom added. “We will be playing a lot of teams that are very similar to us in development and a few that are a bit ahead of us. This will give us the challenge we need to prepare for conference play and still give us the ability to focus on working on our side of the net.”The traditional round-robin MVC season begins on the road for the Bulldogs with matches at Evansville and NCAA Tournament participant SIU on Sept. 23-24, respectively, followed by a four-match homestand starting on Sept. 30 against defending MVC Champion Wichita State and NCAA Tournament qualifier Missouri State (Oct. 1). The homestand continues against Illinois State (Oct. 3) and NCAA Tournament qualifier UNI (Oct. 8) to complete a grueling first third of the MVC season.”As always I expect conference play to be as difficult as ever,” McBroom said. “Last year the MVC qualified four teams for the NCAA tournament which is almost half of our conference, to tie the SEC and West Coast Conference for most teams in the field.  Additionally, our conference had five teams ranked in the top 75 RPI and seven in the top 150. I think we will be improved this year, but I also expect our conference to be just as tough, if not better than last year.”The first half of MVC play concludes with matches at Loyola (Oct. 14) and Bradley (Oct.) before returning home to face SIU (Oct. 21) and Evansville (Oct. 22). The second-half of the Bulldogs’ MVC season includes home matches against Indiana State (Oct. 31), Bradley (Nov. 11) and Loyola (Nov. 12) before closing the 18-game conference season at Indiana State (Nov. 18) and Illinois State (Nov. 19). The MVC Championship follows Nov. 24-26 in Cedar Falls, Iowa.The Bulldogs will face this schedule with a roster that includes nine returning, experienced players including last season’s top three leaders in kills in Kyla Inderski (Urbandale, Iowa), Makena Schoene (Seattle, Wash.) and Grace Schofield (Mundelein, Ill.). During the offseason, the program added four talented newcomers to that mix.Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

  • Kurtenbach: Three thoughts on the Warriors’ three draft picks

    first_imgOAKLAND — You could look at the Warriors’ draft as a no-win scenario. You could also, conversely, view it as a no-lose scenario.Either way, given Golden State’s roster predicament, this draft carried more importance than any other in the Steve Kerr era. And in it, the Warriors clearly tried to strike a balance between immediate need — the Dubs need bodies — and future potential. It was high floors vs. high ceilings.CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the video on a mobile device …last_img read more

  • Garman Feed and Supply joins Axis Seed

    first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Greg Garman is proud to announce that he and Garman Feed and Supply will be joining Axis Seed as a regional distributor. Axis Ohio is representing Axis Seed as an Independent Regional Company for all counties in Ohio. “Our unique business model focusing on the demands of the local Ohio grower is what makes Garmans a perfect partner. Greg understands the importance of supporting local business and the benefit that provides to the community,” said Nathan Louiso, Axis Ohio owner.Greg GarmanGarman Feed and Supply is a family owned third generation company that has been serving the central Ohio area for over 42 years. Greg brings that experience to help farmers make the right decisions for their growing conditions and geography.“Nathan’s commitment to the local area is what most impressed me. Our customers have different seed needs than those in other areas of the country. With all the consolidation in the industry many have lost sight of the importance of working with someone local,” Garman said.As an independent regional company for Axis Seed, Axis Ohio has access to all current traits and technologies. Complete information about the varieties that Axis Ohio carries is available on its web site at www.axisohio.com.last_img read more

  • McFarlane Manufacturing Universal Incite tillage tool has the angle on soil all year long

    first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The McFarlane Manufacturing Universal Incite tillage tool is the tool of choice for year-round fieldwork. Plus, producers from around the state agree.last_img

  • Australia’s New Government Cuts Climate Panels

    first_imgSYDNEY, AUSTRALIA—On its second day in office, Australia’s new conservative government has fulfilled an election promise by shuttering the independent Climate Commission. It also began drafting legislation to abolish a second government body, the Climate Change Authority.Both organizations were established by the previous Labor administration. The commission was designed to provide the public with an “independent and reliable” source of information about the science of climate change, as well as global policies aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The authority’s role was to advise the government on the operation of carbon abatement programs and other climate change initiatives. The moves are part of a larger overhaul spearheaded by the new government.Critics aren’t happy. “These sorts of issues are not going to go away just because we ignore them,” said Ian Chubb, Australia’s chief scientist and a member of the Climate Change Authority, prior to the decisions.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)Tim Flannery, an environmental scientist formerly of Macquarie University who led the disbanded Climate Commission, said the decision was misguided, especially in light of an increase in “propaganda” aimed at playing down the potential threats posed by climate change. “I believe Australians have a right to know, a right to authoritative, independent and accurate information,” he said. “We desperately need a well-informed public, especially in areas of complex policy.”New Environment Minister Greg Hunt said dumping the commission would save AUD $580,000 this fiscal year and $1.6 million in coming years. Its role will be subsumed into the environment department.The new government is also taking steps to abolish the Clean Energy Finance Corporation, tasked with managing AUD $10 billion in renewable energy projects, and to repeal Australia’s carbon tax. In comments on 18 September, Hunt criticized the corporation as a “green hedge fund” that risked taxpayers’ money on speculative ventures.The newly elected government, under Prime Minister Tony Abbott, instead favors a “Direct Action” fund, capped at AUD $3.2 billion, that would fund carbon sequestration efforts and reimburse businesses for the costs of reducing emissions. (Abbott dismissed climate change as “absolute crap” in 2009.)Today’s moves follow on the heels of the Abbott’s decision not to appoint a science minister.last_img read more

  • Jwala, Ashwini win women’s doubles badminton gold

    first_imgStarting the hunt for possible three gold medals at stake for the Indians on the final day of the Commonwealth Games, the showgirls of Indian badminton – Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponappa – made a golden start in the women’s doubles finals on Thursday, October 14, 2010.Playing at a comparatively packed Siri Fort Stadium, the Jwala-Ashwini combine beat a comparatively stronger Singaporean pair of Shinta Mulia and Yao Lei in straight games. The Indians won the match 21-16, 21-19.The Indians had a disappointing start as they conceded three successive points to the favourites Shinta-Yao. However, a confident Jwala continued with her attacks finally giving India a lead that continued till the end of the game.The Singaporeans tried to make a comeback in the match winning the in second game. But the Indians, cheered by home crowd, won the set.Poulomi Ghatak and Mouma Das bag bronze medal for India in women’s double table tennis.Saina takes on Malaysian Mew in singles finalIndia’s biggest hope in the badminton, world number three Saina Nehwal, will meet Malaysian Mew Choo Wong in the women’s singles final early in the afternoon.The 20-year-old Hyderabadi girl is just a step away from realising her dream of becoming the country’s first woman shuttler to win a Commonwealth Games gold. The Indian top seed has been in red-hot form this year and has not lost any singles match in the event so far, including in the individual and team events.last_img read more

  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro will reportedly come with notch, 4 cameras and 4,000mAh battery

    first_imgThe Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro will come with a 6.26-inch notched display, 4 cameras and a massive 4,000mAh battery, according to a new report. The report which cites a leaked retail box of the alleged Redmi Note 6 Pro gives away some crucial details of Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 5 Pro successor although the company is yet to formally announce the existence of the phone in question. Because the Redmi Note 5 Pro was globally announced in India, we have reason to believe the Redmi Note 6 Pro — if it exists — should land in India as and when Xiaomi takes the wraps off of it.The Redmi Note 6 Pro, according to the leaked retail box, will come with at least 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. There maybe more configurations to choose from, since the Redmi Note 5 Pro launched earlier this year came with up to 6GB RAM and up to 64GB storage. The Redmi Note 6 Pro, according to the leaked retail box, could be the second Redmi device — after the recently launched Redmi 6 Pro — to come with an iPhone X-style notch. This is something that is seemingly confirmed by the 19:9 aspect ration mentioned in the leaked retail box. The Redmi Note 6 Pro is further said to sport FHD+ resolution. The report adds that the Redmi Note 6 Pro will pack two cameras on the front and two cameras on the back. The rear dual camera system will consist of one 12MP sensor and another 5MP sensor with support for dual-pixel autofocus. On the front, the Redmi 6 Pro is said to come with one 20MP sensor and another 2MP sensor. Although functionality of the two secondary cameras is unknown, it is expected that these would be used for depth sensing or portrait photography.advertisementThe Redmi Note 6 Pro is said to be backed by a 4,000mAh battery, which has become sort of a standard for most Redmi phones. It is yet to be seen if the Redmi Note 6 Pro would break Xiaomi’s norm of using micro-USB in its budget phones.Core hardware specifics are sadly not mentioned in the retail box, but it is widely being speculated that the Redmi Note 6 Pro would be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor which is also found inside the Xiaomi Mi A2.last_img read more