Dede Ayew: “Every Ghanaian will be a Swansea fan now!”

first_imgSummer signing Andre Ayew insists the Swans can count on the support of 28 million Ghanaians this season as Garry Monk’s side target another successful campaign.Ayew, who arrived on a free transfer from Marseille last month, believes the Swans will gain the backing of the entire population of Ghana for the 2015-16 campaign following his move to the Liberty.The 25-year-old, who is the son of African football legend Abedi Ayew, has starred at World Cups and in the Africa Cup of Nations for his home country.And he has no doubt that his nation will get behind Monk’s men as they aim to build on last season’s record-breaking campaign.“I have a really strong attachment to my brothers and sisters in Ghana,” said Ayew, who returned to Ghana’s capital Accra for a short holiday prior to the start of pre-season training.“When I returned to Ghana I felt the warm welcome from all my people. “They are people who really trust me, push me and want me to get to the highest level. I have been in the national team since I was 17 years old, so all of the Ghanaian people have seen me grow up as a person and as a player.“From playing at Marseille to competing in the Champions League, World Cups, African Cups and now the best league in the world with a good team like Swansea – for them to see me get to this level today makes them feel very proud.“My country watches the Premier League every weekend. There are 28 million Ghanaian people and 27 million of those will watch the Premier League.“They wanted me to go to the Premier League, and although I took this decision also for myself, I took it for a lot of people in my country because they wanted me to be here.“Swansea now has another 28 million fans behind them because I know Ghana will be supporting us. I thank all Ghanaian people who will be supporting us through the whole season. “Hopefully things will go well and we will have a great season.” –Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

Fighter of the Decade, 2010-2019: Who will deserve the honor?

first_imgLooking at past eras, my choices for Fighter of the Decade are:1880-89: John L. Sullivan1890-99: Bob Fitzsimmons, with honorable mention to James J. Corbett1900-09: Joe Gans, with honorable mention to James Jeffries and Stanley Ketchel1910-19: Jack Johnson1920-29: Jack Dempsey and Gene Tunney, with honorable mention to Benny Leonard1930-39: Joe Louis, with honorable mention to Henry Armstrong1940-49: Sugar Ray Robinson1950-59: Rocky Marciano, with honorable mention to Archie Moore1960-69: Muhammad Ali1970-79: Roberto Duran, with honorable mention to Carlos Monzon1980-89: Sugar Ray Leonard, with honorable mention to Larry Holmes, Mike Tyson, Marvin Hagler and Julio Cesar Chavez1990-99: Roy Jones Jr., with honorable mention to Evander Holyfield, Lennox Lewis and Pernell Whitaker2000-09: Manny Pacquiao, with honorable mention to Floyd Mayweather and Bernard HopkinsJoin DAZN and watch more than 100 fight nights a yearThese men were dominant in their time. Many brought never-before-seen skills to their craft, captured the public imagination, and engaged in legendary fights. They were champions — often in multiple weight classes and in eras when the term “champion” was synonymous with greatness. A few changed the social fabric of America. Their ring exploits were the stuff of legend.Significantly, only one of the men designated above as “Fighter of the Decade” — Rocky Marciano — was undefeated over the course of his career. All but three — Sullivan, Marciano and Ali — lost fights during the decade in which they reigned supreme. When a fighter fights the best again and again, sometimes he loses. When Sugar Ray Robinson was young and great, he lost to Jake LaMotta.At the end of 2019, writers and fans will decide who deserves to be called boxing’s latest “Fighter of the Decade.” In prior eras, there were more than enough worthy candidates for the honor because fighters went in tough and fought other great fighters in their prime.But that doesn’t happen much anymore. Most elite fighters today lack the inquisitors to be considered great. Instead, they’re “all-time goods.” The days when Ray Leonard, Thomas Hearns, Roberto Duran and Marvin Hagler engaged in their extraordinary round-robin warfare are long gone. Too often now, hype and glitz take priority over the best fighting the best.Still, in a matter of months, someone will be named “Fighter of the Decade.” Who deserves the honor?Manny Pacquiao entered the decade as the hottest property in boxing with devastating knockouts of Oscar De La Hoya, Ricky Hatton and Miguel Cotto in his previous three fights. But Pacquiao’s record in the current decade (11-4, 1 KO) falls short of the mark. Two of the four blemishes on his record during the past 10 years came on questionable decisions. But Pacquiao was outclassed by Floyd Mayweather Jr. and starched by Juan Manuel Marquez. And none of his victories since Jan. 1, 2010, were notable. He doesn’t make the final ballot.Other fighters are victims of the calendar. Terence Crawford, Vasyl Lomachenko, Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder have begun to construct impressive bodies of work. But none of them has accomplished nearly enough to warrant consideration for decade-end honors.MORE: Street fights — stories of violence outside the ringThe conversation is likely to focus on five fighters:Andre Ward (11-0, 3 KOs): Ward entered the decade as a participant in Showtime’s “Super Six” tournament and scored victories over Arthur Abraham, Carl Froch, Chad Dawson and Sergey Kovalev (twice). He’s a craftsman who stayed in his lane and got the job done.Floyd Mayweather Jr. (10-0, 2 KOs): Mayweather is a worthy candidate but, as in the previous decade, he avoided top fighters in their prime. Shane Mosley, Miguel Cotto and Manny Pacquiao were past their peak when Floyd fought them, and Canelo Alvarez had yet to mature. Victor Ortiz, Robert Guerrero, Marcos Maidana (twice), Andre Berto and Conor McGregor round out Floyd’s resume for the decade.Wladimir Klitschko (11-2, 7 KOs): Klitschko entered the decade with the IBF and WBO belts around his waist and added the WBA bauble. But his victories came against a “who’s who” of mediocrity, and he ended the decade with losses to Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua. Klitschko was an imposing presence on the boxing scene, and he wore his crown with grace. But to be “Fighter of the Decade,” a boxer needs to have beaten worthy inquisitors. Klitschko didn’t.Canelo Alvarez (22-1-1, 13 KOs): Canelo scored victories over an aging Miguel Cotto and an old Shane Mosley. But he has been willing to go in tough. His competitive spirit led him to challenge Floyd Mayweather too soon. He fought and beat Austin Trout and Erislandy Lara when most name fighters were avoiding them. And he battled Gennady Golovkin twice, adding a win and a draw to his resume. Alvarez is slated to fight Daniel Jacobs on May 4 with another bout (possibly against Golovkin) scheduled for Mexican Independence Day weekend in September. If Canelo wins these two fights impressively, he might claim “Fighter of the Decade” honors.MORE: Watch Canelo Alvarez vs. Daniel Jacobs on DAZN Ever since John L. Sullivan became America’s first sports superstar in the 1880s, each 10-year period has seen one or more fighters who were worthy of being designated “Fighter of the Decade.”History judges elite fighters in large measure by their record against other elite fighters and how they performed in their most difficult challenges. History also awards points for longevity because, as A. J. Liebling wrote, “Only the great ones win the title young and hold onto it.” And consideration is given to whether a fighter’s reign was special in a way that went beyond boxing. Gennady Golovkin (20-1-1, 19 KOs): Golovkin has to answer the same question put to other “Fighter of the Decade” candidates — “Who did you beat?” He amassed a string of impressive victories against workmanlike competition. But when the time came for Golovkin to step up the level of opposition, he was less than great. Golovkin’s supporters say that he was ”robbed” against Canelo. But Daniel Jacobs partisans say that Jacobs was robbed against GGG. A quality win this spring followed by a victory in September over the winner of Jacobs-Alvarez would make Gennady’s candidacy more viable.And the “Fighter of the Decade” will be … ???Thomas Hauser’s new email address is [email protected] His most recent book – Protect Yourself at All Times – was published by the University of Arkansas Press. In 2004, the Boxing Writers Association of America honored Hauser with the Nat Fleischer Award for career excellence in boxing journalism.last_img read more

Beacon Hill Country Club Earns Eco-Friendly Badge

first_imgBy Chris Rotolo |ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS – The game of golf is played among natural beauty, and Beacon Hill Country Club is doing its part to preserve and enhance its course and property. The ACSP provides an educational service to help existing golf courses develop effective conservation and wildlife enhancement programs, an effort that Mueller credits golf course superintendent Tim Meyer for spearheading. Earlier this month Beacon Hill Country Club received recognition in environmental planning from the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program (ACSP) for Golf Courses, a worldwide initiative administered by Audubon International which is designed to help golf courses and open green spaces maintain their property to higher and healthier standards.“This is certainly a designation that we’re ver y proud of,” said Alexander Mueller, Beacon Hill Country Club general manager. “It’s always been a goal of ours to maintain a course that is environmentally friendly and harmonious with nature, but with this program we saw an opportunity to increase our standards even further.” One club member, Robert Breeden, has been an advocate for ACSP enrollment and said he’s witnessed a concerted effort by his fellow members to live up to the standards set by the program.“I can speak for our membership when I say that we’re proud and thrilled to be ACSP certified,” Breeden said. “This is a significant accomplishment, a three-year process, in which we have to demonstrate environmental leadership in the golf industry. To do that takes an effort from all of our members. And now we have to continue to educate our fellow golfers and club members about the benefits of maintaining this effort.”A bird watcher as well as an avid golfer, Breeden spoke of the importance of not only maintaining the club’s efforts for a healthier environment but sustaining it for generations to come.“Cemeteries and golf courses are really the only green spaces left in suburbia, so we have a big responsibility to take care of ours and ensure that it’s taken care of when we’re no longer here,” Breeden said. “Part of the experience of playing golf is enjoying the natural surroundings. And being part of the ACSP is only going to benefit our grounds, our golfers and the game itself.”This article first appeared in the June 21 – 28, 2018 print edition of The Two River Times. Beacon is the 19th golf course in New Jersey to be included in ACSP and is the first course in Monmouth County to earn the designation.“There is a movement amongst courses taking place around the world, especially in areas of this country near the Everglades and in other coastal regions where people are really making an effort to take care of these sensitive environments,” Mueller said. “We’re excited to be piggybacking off those efforts and joining the movement.” After the environmental plan is designed, approved and implemented, properties in the program may apply for recognition in wildlife and habitat management, chemical use reduction and safety, water conservation, water quality management, and outreach and education by demonstrating they have met minimum requirements for each category.Once the course has been recognized in all categories, they are designated a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary. By joining and participating in the ACSP, Beacon Hill Country Club will be involved in projects that enhance habitat for wildlife and preserve natural resources for the benefit of the local community. These projects may include placing nesting boxes for cavity-nesting birds such as bluebirds and swallows, utilizing integrated pest management techniques, conserving water and maintaining food and cover for wildlife.With an 88-acre course that includes pockets of wetlands, several freshwater streams and irrigation ponds and various local wildlife, Mueller believes these projects will only be successful if the club’s membership adopts a similar mindset.last_img read more


first_imgPeter Miller441011223%$373,710 Richard Baltas31103232%$418,270 FANTICOLA ‘GOOD AS EVER’ FOR GRADE I GAMELYFanticola missed by a desperate nose in the Santa Barbara Handicap at 1 ¼ miles on turf April 18 under Joe Talamo, who has been aboard the Silent Name mare in all but two of her 15 career races, winning four.Leading trainer Phil D’Amato expects another solid effort in today’s Grade I Gamely Stakes at 1 1/8 miles on turf, discounting that the shorter distance might be beneficial.“She is doing as good as ever,” D’Amato said. “I really think she likes this turf course. Joe knows there’s a little new dimension with her and I think we’re going to take it to them.”SADLER EXPECTS A NEW DEAL FOR HARD ACES             After rallying to finish fourth behind Shared Belief in the Grade I Santa Anita Handicap on March 7 in his first start for Hronis Racing and trainer John Sadler, Hard Aces disappointed when shipped to Arkansas for the Grade II Oaklawn Handicap on April 11, finishing sixth in a field of nine, beaten nearly 13 lengths.Sadler expects an improved performance from the 5-year-old Hard Spun horse when he runs in The Californian on Saturday, a Grade II race at 1 1/8 miles that is a forerunner to the Grade I, $500,000 Gold Cup at Santa Anita on June 27.            “He came out of the Oaklawn race a little bit distressed,” Sadler said. “He wasn’t breathing right afterward. He had like an electrolyte imbalance, so it was disappointing to go there and not run better than that.“But he’s been training forwardly since he came home and we’re looking forward to getting a good race in him. Victor (Espinoza) will ride him back and we are adding blinkers.”Previously trained by Larry Jones, Hard Aces has a 5-3-6 record from 21 starts with earnings of $268,145. Robertino Diodoro1832317%$109,990 Felipe Valdez68710510%$291,480 Eddie Truman1261150%$220,150 Joseph Talamo751431619%$471,258 Tyler Baze10820132019%$1,016,890 Jerry Hollendorfer4049510%$336,534 Richard Mandella2366226%$476,470 Martin Garcia2463325%$156,710 Michael Machowsky1634219%$109,520 Drayden Van Dyke5376513%$332,338 Bruce Headley1031030%$76,450 Alex Solis2043320%$194,080 Fernando Perez721210917%$461,690 (Current Through Sunday, May 24) CLOCKER SEES PHAROAH WINNING TRIPLE CROWNFANTICOLA SHARP FOR GAMELY AFTER NEAR-MISSHARD ACES ADDS BLINKERS FOR THE CALIFORNIAN Edwin Maldonado58712912%$276,700 Elvis Trujillo555479%$262,790 Philip D’Amato35124434%$610,250 Gonzalo Nicolas6656128%$201,858 Santiago Gonzalez5541247%$241,686 Bob Baffert1852428%$212,950center_img Kent Desormeaux4045410%$205,590 Martin Pedroza6141077%$235,714 Rafael Bejarano8418171521%$865,922 FINISH LINES: Santa Anita will be dark for live racing Tuesday through Thursday and return with live racing Friday at 4 p.m. There will be simulcast racing Thursday, May 28, with free parking and free General Admission . . .Santa Anita Park extends condolences to the family of former trainer and racing manager Richard Mulhall, who passed away following a lengthy illness this morning at his home in Monrovia at age 76. Mulhall is survived by his son Michael and daughter, trainer Kristin Mulhall. Services are pending . . . Mike Smith and Elvis Trujillo will be 17 miles east of Harrisburg at Penn National in Grantville, Pa., Saturday for stakes engagements. Smith rides Delta Jackpot winner Ocho Ocho Ocho in the $500,000, Grade III Penn Mile on turf and Prize Exhibit in the $150,000 Penn Oaks at a mile on grass, both for trainer Jim Cassidy. Trujillo pilots La Puente Stakes winner Papacoolpapacool for Phil D’Amato in the Penn Mile . . . Reminder to horsemen: Barretts two-year-old training preview will take place at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 26, at Del Mar, with the sale on Thursday, May 28, at 1 p.m. . . . Santa Anita will host a book signing of John Perrotta‘s new publication, “Racetracker,” from 12 noon to 2 p.m. across from Champions! Gift Shop on Belmont Stakes Day, June 6. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund. TrainerSts1st2nd3rdWin%Money Won YOUNG ALL ‘AMERICAN’ IN TRIPLE CROWN PURSUITGary Young has been on American Pharoah’s bandwagon from the get-go, andwith a Triple Crown in close proximity, the private clocker isn’t about to bail out now.He knows it won’t be easy, however. There have been 13 horses that attempted to capture racing’s most elusive prize since Affirmed was the last to do it in 1978. All have failed.There are reasons, be they legitimate or theoretical.“This is going to be Pharoah’s fourth race in eight weeks and it’s going to be a mile and a half,” said Young, a keen and respected observer of the Thoroughbred for 35 years.“If they’re ever going to beat him, it’s going to be this race. I think he’s the best horse in this crop by more than a little bit, and I think he’s the best horse I’ve seen in a while. Obviously, I’ve been on record as saying that.“He’s still got to prove that, but as far as horses going through the Triple Crown, I think he’s the best I’ve seen in some time.“Looking at the race, he’s going to be in front. The big question is which one of the main contenders is going to be the first one to go after him? Do you want to be the first one to take him on? You’d rather be the second or third after someone else has softened him up.“I respect Materiality, I respect Keen Ice. If you watch Keen Ice’s race in the (Kentucky) Derby, when everyone else was shoving for all they were worth at the three-eighths pole, he was passing horses under a pull and he had to steady for more than an eighth of a mile (eventually finishing seventh, beaten nine lengths by American Pharoah, who won by a length). I respect those horses, but I think Pharoah’s the best horse.”That said, should Pharoah do it, would it give racing a welcome bump?“Would it help? Yeah,” Young opined. “But there is still going to be trouble filling entries and there’s still going to be in-fighting among different factions in racing.“There have been 13 horses that have attempted to win the Triple Crown since Affirmed in 1978, and there were people in the business who questioned whether they were worthy of winning it.“As far as talent, I don’t think anyone really questions whether American Pharoah is worthy of being a Triple Crown winner.“Is he going to do it? I happen to think he will. I acknowledge that (winning) four races in eight weeks is not an easy thing, and a mile and a half has become an antiquated distance on the main track, but if he breaks and makes the lead and relaxes like I think he will, when they go after him and try to tackle him at the half-mile pole, they better be tied on.” -30- JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%Money Won William Spawr1632219%$89,840 Flavien Prat681515322%$895,700 Mike Smith2556220%$495,690 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS Victor Espinoza1842322%$188,350 Mark Glatt3145513%$204,494 Tiago Pereira3167419%$270,670 Peter Eurton2432513%$213,296 John Sadler3857513%$217,278 Mike Puype3547611%$333,530 Dan Hendricks1032030%$110,140 Ricky Agarie1231325%$110,720 Vann Belvoir2735411%$124,390 Doug O’Neill571012618%$468,748last_img read more

Preview: Bees hope to maintain home form

first_imgWill Scott Hogan find the net again for the Bees?Beaten by Huddersfield and Rotherham on their travels, Brentford aim to get it right third time against Yorkshire opposition when they host Sheffield Wednesday. The Bees have picked up 16 points from a possible 18 in their last six home matches.Kick-off: 3pm, Saturday 27 August 2016Referee: Peter Bankes (Merseyside) preview: Bees 9/5 for another home winVital statistic: Brentford have kept a clean sheet in their last three home league matches, while Sheffield Wednesday have not won away in their last seven.Injuries and suspensionsBRENTFORDRuled out: Alan Judge (broken leg), Yoann Barbet (ankle), Jack Bonham (back).SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAYRuled out: Marco Matias (abductor), Jose Semedo (muscular).Fitness test: Glenn Loovens (ankle). Possible starting line-upsBrentford: Bentley; Colin, Egan, Dean, Elder; Yennaris, Woods; Vibe, Sawyers, Macleod; Hogan.Sheffield Wednesday: Westwood; Hunt, Lees, Hutchinson, Pudil; Wallace, Lee, Bannan, Abdi; Forestieri; Fletcher. Facts and figuresFORM GUIDE (last five league matches)Brentford: L W W L W (9 points) • Home: W W W W D (13 points)Sheff Weds: L L D W L (4 points) • Away: L D D L D (3 points)TOP SCORERS (league only)Brentford – 2: Egan; 1: Hogan, Yennaris.Sheff Weds – 1: Forestieri, Hooper.LAST FIVE MEETINGS13 Feb 2016: Sheff Wed 4 Brentford 026 Sep 2015: Brentford 1 Sheff Wed 214 Apr 2015: Sheff Wed 1 Brentford 021 Oct 2014: Brentford 0 Sheff Wed 028 Apr 2012: Brentford 1 Sheff Wed 2Brentford 0 wins, Sheffield Weds 4 wins, 1 drawFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Giacomini’s big game leads to B52s rout of Fairfield Indians

first_imgEureka >> Through 10 innings in a loss to the Fairfield Indians Friday evening, the Humboldt B52s could only muster one run.It took all of four batters for them to equal that output on Saturday.Sparked by first baseman Jeff Giacomini’s banner day at the plate, the Bombers pounded the Indians for 16 runs on 15 hits in a dominant 16-6 seven-inning victory on Saturday evening at Bomber Field in Eureka.Less than 24 hours after being shut down by Indians pitcher Sean Jackson in a 2-1 extra-inning …last_img read more

S-noilite® Fashion 23 Inches – Pleasantly surprised by these, for the price I wasn’t

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5 Great Sites for Motion Graphics Inspiration

first_imgNeed inspiration for your next motion-graphics piece or not sure how the opening titles for your short film should look? Check out these sites for some great inspiration!I do a fair amount of motion design work in After Effects, and I keep several websites in my feed reader for when I need to rustle up some inspiration. Here are 5 of my favorites – bookmark these!1. Art of the TitleProbably one a lot of you know, but Art of the Title is a fantastic site to get inspiration from. If you haven’t seen it, Art of the Title showcases title sequences from movies and includes interviews and analysis of the sequences. It’s a fantastic learning resource, as well as an inspiration resource!2. Brand NewOne of my favorite sites in my feed reader, Brand New is actually a design and advertising blog focusing around logo and corporate identity rebranding. Each post covers a logo/brand redesign, gives background and some commentary on the redesign, and showcases the implementation, both print and (if applicable) motion. It’s a fantastic site to see what the big ad and design agencies are doing, and to see how a brand can be successfully translated to motion design.3. Trapcode SharelogTrapcode products are a fantastic (and common) tool for motion designer. Trapcode’s Sharelog shows off great experimental techniques, video tutorials, and animations created using these products. If you use Trapcode Particular or Form, definitely check this site out for new ideas.4. Abduzeedo’s “Design Inspiration” PostsInspiration isn’t always gathered from video or film. Sometimes graphic design or photography can be a great source of inspiration. Abduzeedo (a great design blog) does a regular post filled to the brim with design inspiration images – and they have over 1,600 of them so far!5. Motion Graphics ServedThis is a newer one for me. Motion Graphics Served curates “work from leading creatives on Behance” with a specific target on motion graphics. It’s a great resource to see what projects other animators are doing, both for fun and work.Personal Motion Graphics PortfoliosAs a bonus, here are a few personal portfolio and blog sites from leading motion designers. These useful sites can provide great inspiration as well!6. Michael JonesMichael is a great animator, and has a fantastic portfolio of work on his site. He also has a great blog with a nice backlog of After Effects and Cinema 4D tutorials and articles.7. Paul ConigliaroPaul is a great motion designer with a fantastic portfolio, and also happens to be the organizer of #mochat (on Twitter). If you’re on Twitter and haven’t checked out a #mochat session you’re missing out!8. Dan DiFeliceDan is primarily a VFX artist (who just so happens to work at The Mill), but he’s done some pretty killer motion graphics work as well. Check out his Vimeo page for more videos.last_img read more

Site C Construction Schedule for September 1st – September 15th 2019

first_img• Large sections of penstock pipe will be transported along Old Fort Road. This requires occasional overnight rolling closures, with short delays to traffic. Check our website for upcoming deliveries.• Construction of a wash station to limit the migration of invasive species continues.• Contractors will continue to move equipment and materials to the site. This includes deliveries by rail and road.• Contractors are continuing construction and operations in their work areas: main civil works, generating station and spillways civil works, turbines and generators, and substation. Activities include drilling, blasting, crushing, earthmoving, tunnelling, concrete placement, and road maintenance. Tower and mobile cranes will be used.• Transmission line work may occur on the 138 kV right-of-way within the dam site.• Excavation, including in-river excavation, will progress on both banks of the Peace River. • Construction activities will continue. This could include drilling, blasting, crushing, earthmoving, tunnelling, concrete placement, and road maintenance. We will use the tower and mobile cranes.85th Avenue Conveyor• Testing of the conveyor system has begun.• Work will use heavy machinery, resulting in noise, dust and vibration. Typical work hours are 7 am to 7 pm, seven days a week. Road sweeping and dust suppression will occur.Highway 29• Noxious weed inventory and treatment may occur along Highway 29 and in Wuthrich, Portage Mountain, and West Pine quarries. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The following outlines the construction details for the Site C project for September 1st – 15th, 2019.Dam site area – north bank and south bank• Construction has started on a chain-up area for project vehicles on Old Fort Road, near the entrance to Site C at Gate B.• Noxious weed inventory and treatment will occur in the main civil works area, on the banks of the Peace River.center_img • Construction will continue at Cache Creek West. This will include grading, road construction, and drainage work.• Geotechnical investigations will occur near Lynx Creek.• Site drainage at Cache Creek East will take place.• Archaeological studies will take place at Lynx Creek, Farrell Creek and Dry Creek.• Portage Mountain Quarry development will continue, including haul road construction, rock blasting and rip rap production.• Visit our website for more Highway 29 schedules, maps and construction updates.Reservoir area• New: Construction will begin on a causeway to an island in the Peace River. Boaters are asked to stay clear of the work area.• Forestry and access road data collection and site investigations will continue.• Road construction will continue in preparation for clearing on the south bank of the eastern reservoir.• Archaeological investigations may occur in support of reservoir access road design and construction.• Clearing on the north bank and south banks of the eastern reservoir has resumed, including areas in the middle reservoir east of Halfway River.Transmission works• Transmission line construction will continue. This includes helical pile foundation installation, testing and welding, and tower assembly.• Maintenance work will continue on roads that provide access to the transmission corridor.• Clearing activities may occur. This includes selective hand-falling and hauling logs to local mills. Wood waste will be chipped, mulched, spread as coarse woody debris or hauled off-site.• Road construction will occur in various locations on the transmission line right-of-way. This includes but is not limited to the Peace Canyon and Peace Hill, Trapper Main, Boucher Lake and Medicine Woman road areas.Other areas• Work is occurring downstream of the dam site for the Peace River side channel enhancements.• Aggregate and riprap production will continue in West Pine Quarry. We will transport material by rail to the dam site and by truck to Highway 29.WHAT TO EXPECTWork will take place during the day, night, and on the weekend until the project is completed. During this time, residents can expect:Traffic – please use caution and obey safety signage• Old Fort Road• Near Gate A to the dam site, drivers may encounter loose gravel and increased commercial traffic.• Gravel sections have developed near 85th Avenue.• Overnight deliveries of penstock pipes along Old Fort Road will result in rolling road closures and traffic delays. Deliveries will occur every one or two weeks.• Due to equipment delivery, there may be occasional short road closures along Old Fort Road from Tahltan Road to Gate B.• Highway 29: Construction-related equipment will travel along Highway 29. Visit for the latest traffic advisories.• Other areas: Trucks with heavy loads will be accessing the dam site and other project areas, using public and resource roads.Equipment• Heavy machinery will be in the transmission line corridor. Please stay clear of the work areas.• Helicopters and commercial drones may be used to support investigative and construction works.Noise and vibration• Some noise and vibration may occur near the dam site and work areas, including the quarries. Pile driving may take place near the 85th Avenue Industrial Lands.Other• During noxious weed inventories, crews will travel through areas to capture data. Areas, where herbicide has been applied, will be signposted.• Please stay clear of active in-river work areas along the Peace and Moberly rivers. These areas are identified with signage and markingslast_img read more

Grande Prairie RCMP seek assistance to identify break and enter suspects

first_imgGRANDE PRAIRIE, A.B. – Grande Prairie RCMP are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying three suspects involved in a break and enter.During the early morning of September 16, at around 5:30 a.m., the RCMP say they responded to a break and enter at the Wild Rose Country Inn in Grande Prairie.According to police, after gaining access to the business, one suspect stole a cash register. RCMP say two additional suspects then entered the business and stole a key box.The suspects are described as:Suspect #1male, average-sizedWearing black shoes, black gloves, black balaclava, dark clothing with light coloured stripe downside of pantsSuspect #2male, average sizewearing blue jeans, balaclava, black gloves, black jacket with red sleeves and white markings, and a dark hat with green writing on left sideSuspect #3male, large in sizewearing blue jeans, red and black gloves, white shoes, and a tight-fitting hooded, grey sweater with black sleevesIf you have any information regarding this incident, or if you can help identify the suspects, you are being asked to call the Grande Prairie RCMP at 780-830-5700 or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.last_img read more