Martinsburg welding shop owner burned during fire

first_imgA welding shop owner is burned in an explosion and fire at his business in Martinsburg.Firefighters were called out to Fennewald Custom Welding on Tuesday afternoon. Neighbors say they could see flames coming from the building.The owner was taken to the hospital.last_img

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TNT, Ginebra out to break semis tie

first_imgArgentine bishop appears at court hearing on abuse charges Aussies banner Powerman bets ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Trump to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groups LATEST STORIES Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ MOST READ No more menthol cigarettes: New ban on tobacco, vape flavors Winter storm threatens to scramble Thanksgiving travel planscenter_img “No idea,” said Nash. “I know coach Tim (Cone) will do something. I’ll ask Olsen about it.”PBA legend Olsen is Cone’s assistant with the Kings. But he doesn’t have to spill any major secrets for TNT to figure out how it can gain control of the best-of-five affair.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingThe Texters have been consistently holding their own against Barangay Ginebra’s imposing frontline and will again have to cut down the Gin Kings to size anew if they want to score a crucial Game 3 victory Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.“We always believe that we’re capable of beating Ginebra. But it takes a lot of focus and a lot of effort to do that,” said Nash. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Sealing all possible gaps in the lane, the KaTropa leveled the semifinal showdown by humbling the Gin Kings, 103-96, on a road trip in Batangas City last Wednesday.Greg Slaughter and Japeth Aguilar, Ginebra’s twin wrecking balls in the paint, couldn’t split the space down low efficiently, allowing TNT’s defenders to clamp down on them easily.Even Justin Brownlee, who finished with a game-high 25 points, was smothered by TNT’s choking internal defense in the closing minutes when the Kings attempted to cut down a double-digit advantage.“I think in every position, we are outsized by Ginebra. When they play with a big lineup, it’s really hard to play them,” said Racela.Tony Semarad did an exceptional job on limiting Brownlee’s mobility inside while Kelly Williams and Moala Tautuaa had seven-footer Slaughter and the 6-foot-9 Aguilar in check.ADVERTISEMENT While containing these giants plays a critical role in scoring a win, TNT must also let quintessential playmaker Jayson Castro provide the leadership and make sure Glen Rice Jr. stays out of early foul trouble this time.“We have to stick to our rebounding and defensive game plan,” said Castro in Filipino. “We don’t want to get outhustled just like in Game 1. We should again come out with a lot energy.”Slowed down by leg cramps late in the final period, Castro tallied 20 points and 10 assists in his crucial matchup with Ginebra’s LA Tenorio. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games PBA IMAGESAlmost lost in the intensity of the semifinal series and the rivalry of the team owners involved is the fact that Nash Racela and brother Olsen are squaring off from opposite benches on the hardcourt.Nash, the TNT KaTropa coach, threw a slight joke about it, when asked on what adjustments he is expecting from Barangay Ginebra in Game 3 of their series, which is now tied at 1-1. ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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Rohit not there in Virat’s squad pic, fans ask why?

first_imgAdvertisementThe Indian Cricket team has arrived in the United States for the upcoming T20 Internationals which starts on Saturday in Florida.The players are busy practicing and get themselves in the right mindset before the tour starts, they have been seen enjoying themselves and posting pictures on social media.On Friday, the captain of the Indian Cricket Team posted a picture on twitter with a caption “SQUAD”. In the Picture debutant Navdeep Saini, ace all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja, Krunal Pandya , Shreyas Iyer, Khaleel Ahmed, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and KL Rahul can be seen alongside Captain Kohli.SQUAD 👊💯 pic.twitter.com/2uBjgiPjIa— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) August 2, 2019However, India’s leading batsman in the shortest format of the game Rohit Sharma was missing from the picture and this gave ammunition to the people who have assumed that there is rift between Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma.Ever since India’s exit in the recently concluded cricket world cup semifinals the speculation of a rift between the two have taken shape. But the head coach and the captain have denied any kinds of rift between the two.The Indian limited over-vice captain doesn’t follow the Indian captain Virat Kohli and has recently unfollowed Anushka Sharma which added spice to the speculation of rift between both of them. Advertisementlast_img read more

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Fit India Movement: Key moments from the nationwide event on National Sports Day

first_img Aishwarya Paliwal New DelhiAugust 30, 2019UPDATED: August 30, 2019 06:04 IST Participants perform at the launch event of Fit India Movement at Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium in New Delhi.Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday launched the Fit India Movement at Indira Gandhi Stadium in New Delhi. On the occasion of National Sports Day, PM Modi administered a fitness pledge to the people of the country.Addressing the gathering at the Capital stadium, the Prime Minister urged all the citizens to inculcate a culture of fitness. Striking a cord with the younger generation, the Prime Minister said, “Whether it is the boardroom or Bollywood, whoever is fit touches the sky.If the body is fit, the mind is hit.” Mentioning the country’s health statics, the Prime Minister said that diabetes and hypertension is increasing in India every day and is not even sparing the young too. Diabetes and hypertension prevalence is high in middle and old age across all geographical areas and socio-demographic groups in the country.The Prime Minister urged everyone to take up fitness as part of their daily lifestyle to get rid of ailments. According to India’s health index, non-communicable diseases kill around 61% people in the country. The number of overweight people has doubled between 2005 and 2015, add to this, every 12th Indian has diabetes, according to data.Minister of State, Youth Affairs and Sports, Kiren Rijiju is heading a 28-member committee comprising government officials, members of Indian Olympic Association, national sports federations, fitness promoters and private bodies to advise the government on the movement.Centenarian sprinter Man Kaur on Thursday hailed the Fit India Movement, saying a country can progress only if its citizens are healthy. The 103-year old sprinter and her 81-year-old son Gurdev were among the veteran athletes, who attended the Capital event.advertisement Dancers perform on the occasion of National Sports Day, at Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium in New Delhi on Thursday. Boxers fight in a ring in front of the Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru on Thursday, to mark the nationwide launch of the Fit India Movement. Participants perform Yoga during the launch event of Fit India Movement at Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium. (L-R) Prime Minister Narendra Modi being greeted by actor Shilpa Shetty Kundra, Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari and BJP MP Gautam Gambhir at the launch event of Fit India Movement on National Sports Day at Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byShifa Naseer Tags :Follow fit india movement Fit India Movement: Key moments from the nationwide event on National Sports DayPrime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday launched the Fit India Movement at Indira Gandhi Stadium in New Delhi.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

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Film Fund Increased for 201819

first_imgThe Nova Scotia Film and Television Production Incentive Fund is increasing by $6 million to meet greater demand and local spending from the sector and will now be $26 million for 2018-19. “This is another sign of strong activity from film and television producers, which is good news for the province’s creative economy,” said Minister of Business Geoff MacLellan. “The fund supports our interest in building a competitive sector and it provides government with the ability to be more transparent and monitor, forecast and adjust the funding available as long as it’s within our fiscal plan.” The Film and Television Production Incentive Fund was introduced in July 2015, designed to provide accountability and more direct economic benefits for Nova Scotians. It provides between 25 and 32 per cent of eligible costs such as labour, goods and services purchased from a Nova Scotia-based supplier. Administered by Nova Scotia Business Inc. (NSBI), the fund provides specific requirements for the use of Nova Scotia talent and public reporting of all approved spending. The fund model allows government to budget annual investments in film based on fiscal ability. So far in the 2018-19 fiscal year, NSBI has announced 43 productions, providing $18.4 million in funding commitments. The full list of approved productions under the fund can be found at http://novascotiabusiness.com/news/film-productions-announced .last_img read more

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Coroner probes death of Gilles Duceppes mother

first_imgA Quebec coroner will investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of Gilles Duceppe’s mother after the 93-year-old woman was found Sunday in the snow outside a luxury Montreal seniors’ residence where she lived.The coroner’s office said Monday it will try to determine how Helene Rowley Hotte, mother of the former Bloc Quebecois leader, perished after leaving her building when a fire alarm sounded in the early hours of Sunday.Police said she ended up locked out in the middle of a frigid snowstorm, and her body was discovered more than seven hours later.Montreal police said the victim had hearing problems and likely didn’t understand the announcement that her part of the building – one of three wings in the complex – was not part of the 4:15 a.m. evacuation order.The door locked behind her as she went into a backyard. Montreal’s fire department responded to a call at the complex that night, but the all-clear was given around 6:20 a.m.Const. Caroline Chevrefils said police received a call about 11:45 a.m. Sunday about a woman found dead in the snow, likely from hypothermia. They transferred the investigation to the coroner’s office after determining there was no criminal element to the death.Quebec Premier Francois Legault extended condolences to Duceppe and his family Monday.“Isabelle and I are shattered by the death of Mrs. Rowley, Gilles Duceppe’s mother,” Legault wrote on Twitter from France, where he is on an official visit. “I offer all my sympathy to Gilles, his brothers and sisters, and to the whole family in this moment of great sadness.”Isabelle et moi sommes bouleversés pas le décès de Mme Rowley, la mère de Gilles Duceppe. J’offre toutes mes sympathies à Gilles, à ses frères et soeurs, ainsi qu’à toute la famille dans ce moment d’une grande tristesse.— François Legault (@francoislegault) January 21, 2019Meanwhile, Marguerite Blais, the minister responsible for seniors, said she has asked health officials for a full briefing.“My sincerest condolences to the family of Mr. Gilles Duceppe on the death of his mother during this tragic event,” Blais wrote. “We will shed light on this very sad story.”Mes plus sincères condoléances à la famille de monsieur @GillesDuceppe pour le décès de sa mère lors de cet événement tragique. J’ai demandé un état de situation au MSSS et nous ferons la lumière sur cette histoire très triste. #CAQ #PolQc #Assnat— Marguerite Blais – Coalition Avenir Québec (@Marguerite_CAQ) January 21, 2019Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Montreal Mayor Valerie Plante and Bloc Quebecois Leader Yves-Francois Blanchet also offered condolences to Duceppe.Rowley Hotte, a mother of seven, was married to well-known Quebec actor Jean Duceppe, who died in 1990. Her father – John James Rowley – was British by birth, leading Duceppe to frequently quip that he was a “bloke who turned Bloc.”A longtime friend of Duceppe, who asked not to be identified, said Rowley Hotte was in excellent physical and mental health and had dined with family members the previous evening. Family checked in with her every morning, and they became worried when there was no answer to their calls Sunday. They arrived to find her unit empty, the friend said.Duceppe declined to comment when reached by The Canadian Press.According to the province’s registry of seniors’ homes, the Lux, located near the Olympic Stadium, has 440 units and opened in 2009. Of the 660 residents, some 493 are 75 and older. Six employees, including two nurses, would have been working on a weekend evening, according to the registry.Representatives of the residence declined to comment on Monday.Joannie Lambert-Roy, a spokeswoman for Quebec’s coroner’s office, said coroner Gehane Kamel has been assigned to investigate Rowley Hotte’s death. According to statistics compiled by the coroner’s office, there was 121 accidental deaths in Quebec from exposure to excessive cold between 2000 and 2016 – 31 of which involved victims aged 75 or older.last_img read more

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Canada and EU settle dispute on beef import restrictions following trade deal

first_imgCALGARY – Canada has agreed to drop a decades-old trade dispute against the European Union’s restriction of beef imports thanks to terms in the recently enacted Canada-EU trade agreement.The dispute goes back to 1989 when the European Union closed the door on imports of hormone-treated beef, leading both Canada and the United States to challenge the decision at the World Trade Organization.In a joint statement posted to the WTO website Tuesday, Canada and the EU said that the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement that went into force last month was “conducive for finding a mutually agreed solution and settling the dispute.”The terms of the CETA deal allows Canada to export 50,000 tonnes of hormone beef duty-free, while in Tuesday’s release Canada agreed to suspend its dispute on the hormone issue while the trade deal remains in place.Canada had been pushing for a large enough quota to make it worthwhile for producers to set up hormone-free herds, which are generally more expensive to manage.The government had also looked for assurances from the EU that European governments would not set up non-tariff barriers to Canadian meat, using the back door to prevent Canadian products from competing with their own.last_img read more

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Fights Break Out Over Opening Mosque in Australia

Rabat – Violent clashes erupted on Saturday afternoon between opposing protest groups over plans for building a mosque in Bendigo, a city in Victoria, Australia.About 300 anti-mosque protesters, mostly from the United Patriots Front, who gathered in Northern Victoria were faced with a counter rally with equal number of protesters from anti-racist groups including ‘No Room for Racism’ and ‘the Socialist Alternative.’Opponents of the mosque opening in Bendigo were shouting slogans against Islam. The clash started when a large number of far-right United Patriots Front (UPF) supporters broke through police lines and started punching peaceful protesters who took to Bendigo Town Hall to voice their concerns over the increasing wave of hatred and racism in the country.Police intervened and managed to separate the fighting groups after restraining the crowd with pepper spray.Given the green light by the Local Council in mid-2014, the Victorian Civil and Administrative Courts later upheld the opening of the mosque, which will include two prayer rooms, a shop and a community sports hall.© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed without permission read more

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Some 24000 displaced fled northern Sri Lanka violence so far this year

12 February 2009The United Nations reported today that some 24,000 uprooted people have fled Sri Lanka’s Vanni region so far this year, as clashes continue in the north of the South Asian island nation, where some 250,000 civilians are trapped by fighting between Government forces and the separatist Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). As a result, transit sites, few of which have been prepared so far, are becoming overcrowded.According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), a new “safe zone” has been set up along the western boundary of the Mullaitivu Lagoon, which includes areas where UN staff and their dependents are staying.Over 350 people, including wounded children and orphans, have been evacuated to Trincomalee on the eastern coast, where the hospital no longer has space for new arrivals.Authorities have located a facility for some 100 of those who are less severely wounded, and the UN and Sri Lanka’s Department of Public Health are assessing preparedness and response adequacy.Earlier this week, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) expressed “outrage” at the senseless killing of hundreds of civilians caught up in fighting between Sri Lankan forces and the LTTE in areas under rebel command.“We are calling upon both the Government and the LTTE to halt indiscriminate fighting in close proximity to large concentrations of innocent people in the so-called safe zone,” agency spokesperson Ron Redmond said. read more

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New UN political mission in Libya begins operations and deployment of staff

The United Nations is moving quickly to deploy staff to its newly established political mission in Libya and begin work, the head of the operation said today, stressing that the initial focus will be on helping the country restore public security, plan for elections and ensure transitional justice.Ian Martin, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Libya and the head of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), told reporters at UN Headquarters in New York that “the new Libya faces enormous challenges, but it faces them with many positive features.”Mr. Martin noted the international community’s overwhelming support for Libya’s transition process as it has been outlined by the National Transitional Council (NTC), which is serving as the North African country’s interim authorities.He also noted last week’s unanimous authorization by the Security Council of UNSMIL, which has an initial three-month mandate.“That three-month period will give us an opportunity not only to provide immediate assistance and advice to the NTC and to engage with them and with Libyan civil society, but then through that engagement to make sure that the longer-term mission that we recommend to the Security Council genuinely reflects Libyan ownership and Libyan wishes,” he said.Pockets of fighting continue in Libya but pro-democracy groups have defeated forces supporting the ousted regime of Colonel Muammar al-Qadhafi and taken control of nearly all of the country.Mr. Martin, who is returning to the country this week to continue with preparations for UNSMIL, said his team was working already in the areas which the NTC has emphasized: elections, public security and transitional justice.Next week UN electoral experts will deploy to Libya, while top officials from the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) are also expected to visit the country for talks with the NTC.During a visit to Libya last week, Mr. Martin was accompanied by senior UN electoral and police officials, and they held talks with Libyan counterparts about the way forward now that the conflict is concluding.He added that a small political team is already present in Tripoli, the capital, as well as in the eastern city of Benghazi. In total almost 200 international and national staff are forecast to work for the mission.Meanwhile, the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) announced today that it will resume cooperation with Libya, in fields ranging from education and culture to science and media development.The agency’s Director-General Irina Bokova said the priorities would be supporting the country’s rebuilding of its education system and encouraging the emergence of a more pluralistic media. 22 September 2011The United Nations is moving quickly to deploy staff to its newly established political mission in Libya and begin work, the head of the operation said today, stressing that the initial focus will be on helping the country restore public security, plan for elections and ensure transitional justice. read more

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