Giroud double inspires incredible Chelsea comeback

first_imgChelsea staged a spectacular comeback with three goals in nine second-half minutes to beat Southampton 3-2 on Saturday and revive their faint hopes of a top-four Premier League finish as Saints remained in the drop zone. Olivier Giroud scored twice, his first league goals for Chelsea, either side of an Eden Hazard strike just when it looked like Antonio Conte’s visitors lacked the fight against opponents who scrapped for every tackle at St Mary’s.The win moved Chelsea within seven points of fourth-placed London rivals Tottenham Hotspur, who host Manchester City later on Saturday, and Liverpool who welcome Bournemouth.Southampton looked to be cruising towards a win that would have lifted them up to 17th and out of the relegation places, at least temporarily, after Dusan Tadic and Jan Bednarek, playing only his third game for the club, put them two goals ahead.But Saints have struggled to hold on to leads this season and they collapsed halfway through the second period, conceding three goals for the fourth successive league game. The two sides meet again in the FA Cup semi-final next weekend.last_img read more

Report blames coal-fired plant in Bali for pollution, loss of livelihoods

first_imgArticle published by Basten Gokkon A coal-fired power plant in Celukan Bawang village in Bali, Indonesia, was completed in 2015 to provide up to two-fifth of the resort island’s electricity and help jump-start the local economy.An investigation by advocacy group Greenpeace has since revealed persistent opposition to the project by residents, who have voiced concerns over health and environmental issues, as well as land compensation.In its report, Greenpeace calls on the district, provincial and national governments to regularly monitor the changes in the area and focus on development based on renewable energy sources.The district environmental agency says its own tests show that air and water quality in the area remain within safe limits. It says it has required the plant operator to submit an environmental report every six months. Away from the frenetic tourism development that has taken over the beaches of southern Bali, the Indonesian resort island’s northern coast remains largely rural and agrarian. Per capita income here is lower than in the south, and authorities hoped for an economic revival with the construction of a coal-fired power plant, underwritten by Chinese loans.But the Celukan Bawang plant, completed in 2015, has instead been blamed by environmental advocacy group Greenpeace for polluting the local environment and depriving residents of their livelihoods. This is in addition to long-running disputes over the 40 hectares (99 acres) of land on which it sits.In a report published in April, Greenpeace quoted a number of residents and local officials it had interviewed in May 2017 and who were opposed to the power plant. It concluded that the plant was “destroying local livelihoods and threatening the health of nearby communities,” and that the interviews “revealed problems over land and compensation, the impact on the local economy, environmental degradation and health impacts caused by the power plant.”This image from Google Maps shows Celukan Bawang village and the coal plant on its coast.The 426-megawatt plant was built by a Chinese-Indonesian consortium that included China Huadian Engineering Co. Ltd, Merryline International Plt. and PT General Energy Bali, and received funding of $700 million in the form of loans from state-owned China Development Bank. It reportedly burns through 5,200 tons of coal a day, and can meet two-fifths of Bali’s power demand, according to Jian Fang Shuai, a director at Huadian.From the outset, however, the project has been opposed by residents concerned about pollution, waste, their livelihoods, and unresolved land compensation deals. A third of the plant’s site remains under dispute, according to Greenpeace.Ketut Mangku Wijana, a 56-year-old resident, was one of those interviewed who told Greenpeace he would not give up his land. He told the group that he did not sell his land to the plant operator because they could not agree on a fair price.“They have not been transparent since the very beginning and they also used a middle man to buy my land on the cheap,” he said.If the community had known the land would be used for a power plant, he added, “most of them would probably not have sold their land.”Karimun, 63, lives just 50 meters (164 feet) from where the plant’s smoke stacks stand today, with nine other family members. She complained of dust, fumes and liquid waste that she said she saw being dumped near her home.“I’m worried about my health,” she said in the report. “I’ve gotten sick, so have my grandchildren, usually from respiratory issues and fevers. But what can I say. The price is not right, so I don’t want to move.”The villagers interviewed by Greenpeace also said the power plant affected the local economy for the worse. Fishing is one of the main sources of livelihood in the area, but local fishermen are having to go further out to sea because catches closer to shore have declined.Eko, a member of a fishing cooperative in Celukan Bawang village, blamed coal freighters for damaging the coral reefs and driving fish away. The power plant has also necessitated the building of a dock for the ships, which Mulyadi, a district councilman, said had destroyed the coastal ecosystem.The Celukan Bawang coal-fired power plant has been blamed by advocacy group Greenpeace for damaging the environment, public health and the local economy. Image courtesy of Alit Kertaraharja/Mongabay-Indonesia.Also at issue is the plant operator’s promise to hire local residents. Agus Adnan, the Celukan Bawang village council head, said the number of positions being offered was too low.“The number of local residents hired to work at the plant does not compare with the level of grief they endured,” he said in the report.Nearly everyone quoted in the report complained of health problems. Emissions from coal-fired power plants can expose people living within the vicinity of such facilities to dangerous levels of microscopic particles known as PM2.5. Long-term exposure to such particulates can cause acute respiratory infections and cardiovascular disease. Other noxious emissions produced by coal-fired power plants include nitrogen dioxide and sulfur dioxide, and heavy metals like mercury.“Governments at all levels continue to ignore these impacts. The surrounding community is left alone to deal with the problems,” Greenpeace said in a statement on April 16.It has called on the district, provincial and national governments to monitor air quality and conduct periodic medical checks on the community living around the power plant; to monitor the environmental degradation caused by the plant and scrap a planned expansion; and to develop a national energy plan based on sustainable, renewable energy.Local officials, however, are skeptical. The environmental agency in Buleleng district, where the plant is located, told Mongabay-Indonesia that its own tests showed that water and air quality near the power plant were at acceptable levels.It said the pH of the seawater near the plant was 8.37, below the upper limit of 8.5. Meanwhile, six samples of seawater gave an average water temperature of 30.9 degrees Celsius (87.6 degrees Fahrenheit), lower than the limit of 35 degrees Celsius (85 degrees Fahrenheit).The agency also said it had examined the plant’s waste facility and concluded it was in line with official requirements. It has ordered the plant operator to submit an environmental report to the agency every six months, according to environmental agency chief I Made Gelgel.“It’s not about whether or not we believe [the Greenpeace report],” Gelgel said. “But we have to look at the report in detail: Who’s being poisoned? Where’s the proof?”A coal pit at the Celukan Bawang power plant in northern Bali. Image courtesy of Alit Kertaraharja/Mongabay-Indonesia.Banner image: Balinese fishermen from Celukan Bawang village stage a protest against the coal plant for pollution and job loss. Image courtesy of Greenpeace.FEEDBACK: Use this form to send a message to the author of this post. If you want to post a public comment, you can do that at the bottom of the page. Activism, Air Pollution, Carbon Emissions, Coal, Conflict, Energy, Environment, Environmental Activism, Fossil Fuels, Land Conflict, Pollution, Public Health, Social Conflict, Water Pollution center_img Popular in the CommunitySponsoredSponsoredOrangutan found tortured and decapitated prompts Indonesia probeEMGIES17 Jan, 2018We will never know the full extent of what this poor Orangutan went through before he died, the same must be done to this evil perpetrator(s) they don’t deserve the air that they breathe this has truly upset me and I wonder for the future for these wonderful creatures. So called ‘Mankind’ has a lot to answer for we are the only ones ruining this world I prefer animals to humans any day of the week.What makes community ecotourism succeed? In Madagascar, location, location, locationScissors1dOther countries should also learn and try to incorporateWhy you should care about the current wave of mass extinctions (commentary)Processor1 DecAfter all, there is no infinite anything in the whole galaxy!Infinite stupidity, right here on earth.The wildlife trade threatens people and animals alike (commentary)Anchor3dUnfortunately I feel The Chinese have no compassion for any living animal. They are a cruel country that as we knowneatbeverything that moves and do not humanily kill these poor animals and insects. They have no health and safety on their markets and they then contract these diseases. Maybe its karma maybe they should look at the way they live and stop using animals for all there so called remedies. DisgustingConservationists welcome China’s wildlife trade banThobolo27 JanChina has consistently been the worlds worst, “ Face of Evil “ in regards our planets flora and fauna survival. In some ways, this is nature trying to fight back. This ban is great, but the rest of the world just cannot allow it to be temporary, because history has demonstrated that once this coronavirus passes, they will in all likelihood, simply revert to been the planets worst Ecco Terrorists. Let’s simply not allow this to happen! How and why they have been able to degrade this planets iconic species, rape the planets rivers, oceans and forests, with apparent impunity, is just mind boggling! Please no more.Probing rural poachers in Africa: Why do they poach?Carrot3dOne day I feel like animals will be more scarce, and I agree with one of my friends, they said that poaching will take over the world, but I also hope notUpset about Amazon fires last year? Focus on deforestation this year (commentary)Bullhorn4dLies and more leisSponsoredSponsoredCoke is again the biggest culprit behind plastic waste in the PhilippinesGrapes7 NovOnce again the article blames companies for the actions of individuals. It is individuals that buy these products, it is individuals that dispose of them improperly. If we want to change it, we have to change, not just create bad guys to blame.Brazilian response to Bolsonaro policies and Amazon fires growsCar4 SepThank you for this excellent report. I feel overwhelmed by the ecocidal intent of the Bolsonaro government in the name of ‘developing’ their ‘God-given’ resources.U.S. allocates first of $30M in grants for forest conservation in SumatraPlanet4dcarrot hella thick ;)Melting Arctic sea ice may be altering winds, weather at equator: studyleftylarry30 JanThe Arctic sea ice seems to be recovering this winter as per the last 10-12 years, good news.Malaysia has the world’s highest deforestation rate, reveals Google forest mapBone27 Sep, 2018Who you’re trying to fool with selective data revelation?You can’t hide the truth if you show historical deforestation for all countries, especially in Europe from 1800s to this day. WorldBank has a good wholesome data on this.Mass tree planting along India’s Cauvery River has scientists worriedSurendra Nekkanti23 JanHi Mongabay. Good effort trying to be objective in this article. I would like to give a constructive feedback which could help in clearing things up.1. It is mentioned that planting trees in village common lands will have negative affects socially and ecologically. There is no need to even have to agree or disagree with it, because, you also mentioned the fact that Cauvery Calling aims to plant trees only in the private lands of the farmers. So, plantation in the common lands doesn’t come into the picture.2.I don’t see that the ecologists are totally against this project, but just they they have some concerns, mainly in terms of what species of trees will be planted. And because there was no direct communication between the ecologists and Isha Foundation, it was not possible for them to address the concerns. As you seem to have spoken with an Isha spokesperson, if you could connect the concerned parties, it would be great, because I see that the ecologists are genuinely interested in making sure things are done the right way.May we all come together and make things happen.Rare Amazon bush dogs caught on camera in BoliviaCarrot1 Feba very good iniciative to be fallowed by the ranchers all overSponsoredlast_img read more

Valdez carries Creamline to first win

first_imgPalace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Alyssa Valdez. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOTurning back its opening day hiccup, Creamline cruised to its first win in the 2017 Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference women’s division with a 25-23, 25-16, 25-22 straight-set victory over Air Force Thursday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Alyssa Valdez powered the Cool Smashers to the win with her 21 points, powered by 18 kills and three service aces.ADVERTISEMENT Taal Volcano evacuees warned against going home View comments “It’s expected from Ly,” said assistant coach Sherwin Meneses. “I told her, she might have to hit the ball a thousand times, so we really expected Alyssa to deliver us the points and it turned out good for us.”Ivy Remulla added 10 markers, while Coleen Bravo had six for Creamline.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnMeneses, who called the shots for the Cool Smashers for coach Tai Bundit, said that it was a better outing from his squad contrary to their opening day fourth-set loss to Perlas Spikers.“We had a better service and reception compared to our last game,” he said. “I hope this trend continues.” Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Wildlife rescuers asked to turn over animals to DENR Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Blackwater, SBP come to terms with Smith naturalization Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Bulacan town gears up for biggest cookie jar MOST READ LIST: Jan. 20 class suspensions due to Taal Volcano eruption Ex-Bulacan town vice mayor, village chief shot dead Jocemer Tapic paced the Jet Spikers with 11 points. /atmSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikelylast_img read more

Mighty Sports assembles best possible team for Jones Cup, taps Rajko Toroman as deputy

first_imgLATEST STORIES Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ The three will be teaming up with Jason Brickman, Jason Gray, Roosevelt Adams, Mikey Williams, Aaron Black, Gab Banal, and former PBA veteran Joseph Yeo with Charles Tiu calling the shots again.AdChoices广告Ads by TeadsTiu, though, has decided to bring in former Philippine national team coach Rajko Toroman as part of his coaching staff.“He’s a very experienced coach,” said Angchonghoo of Toroman, who was the mentor of the original Gilas Pilipinas team formed in 2009.Mighty Sports aims to repeat its feat in 2016 when it swept its way to the Jones Cup title.ADVERTISEMENT Joseph Yeo and Mighty Sports assistant team manager Jessie Angchonghoo. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOMANIL, Philippines—Mighty Sports knows it will have its hands full when it represents the Philippines anew in the coming Jones Cup in July.That’s why the team tried to assemble the best possible squad equipped with prolific reinforcements.ADVERTISEMENT The Witcher series prompts over 500,000 reprints of Andrzej Sapkowski’s books Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LeBron James stretches lead in NBA All-Star Game fan voting Solon urges Solgen to reconsider quo warranto petition vs ABS-CBN Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption PLAY LIST 02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu “The participating teams right now are all strong and national teams so it’s much more competitive and stronger,” said Mighty Sports assistant team manager Jessie Angchonghoo on Tuesday during the Philippine Sportswriters Association (PSA) Forum at the Amelie Hotel-Manila.“But we’re ready. We have all the tools to compete with them.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsJoining Mighty Sports in the tournament, which runs from July 12 to 21 in Taiwan, are national teams of Iran, Japan, South Korea, Jordan, and Tunisia, who are all preparing for their campaign in the Fiba World Cup in August.Mighty Sports will be bannered by former PBA imports Renaldo Balkman, Eugene Phelps and Zach Graham. PSC chief Butch Ramirez calls for unity amid POC feud Eduard Folayang gets new opponent for ONE Manila card Pagadian on tighter security for 100,000 expected at Sto. Niño feast View commentslast_img read more

Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving make Nets the talk of the town in New York

first_imgUkrainian prime minister resigns after recordings published Olympic rings arrive in host city on barge into Tokyo Bay Duterte lambasts Catholic Church anew in curse-laden speech before Filipino Baptists MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. They agreed to deals with superstars Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving as part of a sensational start to free agency, giving the longtime No. 2 team in New York top billing in the Big Apple.They landed two of the top players available, both perennial All-Stars and NBA champions, and they weren’t finished. They also added center DeAndre Jordan, who played with Durant and Irving on the 2016 U.S. Olympic team that won the gold medal, and veteran swingman Garrett Temple.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsIt was such a powerful victory that the crosstown Knicks even put out a statement acknowledging their fans’ disappointment, just three hours after shopping season had started.And it was even more remarkable given where the Nets were not long ago. Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia PLAY LIST 00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu01:26Homes destroyed after Taal Volcano eruption FILE – At left, in a March 20, 2019, file photo, Boston Celtics’ Kyrie Irving is shown during an NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers in Philadelphia. At right, in a May 8, 2019, file photo, Golden State Warriors’ Kevin Durant is shown during the first half of Game 5 of the team’s second-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Houston Rockets in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/File)NEW YORK — Just three seasons ago, the Brooklyn Nets were the worst team in the NBA.On Sunday, they were the story of the league.ADVERTISEMENT 11 nabbed for shabu, drug den busted in Maguindanao Steaming fissures on Taal Volcano Island spotted Deandre Ayton shines as Suns pound Knicks View comments Justin Brownlee gets much-needed help in Ginebra’s bounce-back win An ill-fated trade with Boston in 2013, when the Nets acquired Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce in hopes of competing for a championship but didn’t even get out of the second round, cost them years of high draft picks and contributed to them becoming the worst team in the league.They bottomed out at 20-62 in 2016-17, when Durant won NBA Finals MVP in his first season with Golden State after the Warriors beat Irving’s Cleveland Cavaliers for the title.Now they will try to win one together.They might have to wait a year, as Durant could miss next season while recovering from a ruptured Achilles tendon. But with Irving taking controls of the offense and a promising young core around him, the Nets should be a playoff team, even while Durant recovers.The Nets got back to the playoffs last season after going 42-40, stamping themselves as a team on the rise. Brooklyn might be able to keep rising all the way to the top after Sunday’s moves.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Even after winning titles in his first two seasons with the Warriors, there was seasonlong speculation that Durant might leave. But much of that speculation had been focused on the Knicks, who had more than $70 million and the ability to sign two top free agents after trading Kristaps Porzingis during the season.Right city, but wrong team.The Nets felt confident with what they could offer, from their roster, to their medical staff, to their facilities. And when they made a cap-clearing trade last month, they became even more attractive by freeing up salary to bring in two stars.Irving wasn’t expected to be one of them a few months ago, after he’d said last fall he planned to re-sign in Boston. But despite his good stats it was a bad season for him with the Celtics, who were considered an Eastern Conference favorite but instead lost in the second round.Irving became frustrated and reconsidered his plans, deciding his future was not in Boston, but in Brooklyn. Now he’ll play for the team he watched while growing up in New Jersey, where the Nets played before moving to Barclays Center in 2012.Even when the Nets had better teams, the Knicks still got more attention and it sometimes felt as if they would always be the marquee team in the city.That changed Sunday in a New York minute.The Nets were not only the talk of the town but of the whole league, and when the Knicks were shut out early on, they took the rare step of commenting about their situation.“While we understand that some Knicks fans could be disappointed with tonight’s news, we continue to be upbeat and confident in our plans to rebuild the Knicks to compete for championships in the future, through the draft, targeted free agents and continuing to build around our core of young players,” Knicks President Steve Mills said in a statement.The Knicks eventually agreed to deals with forwards Julius Randle, Taj Gibson and Bobby Portis, so they did get something. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Just nowhere near as much as the Nets.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Taal evacuees make the most of ‘unusual’ clothing donations, leaves online users laughinglast_img read more

Fearful of returning to another PNC Govt

first_imgDear Editor,On behalf of the geographic constituency that I represent in the National Assembly of Guyana, and on behalf of all concerned Indigenous citizens across this country, inclusive of the National Toshaos Council (NTC), I hereby express my concerns with the stance taken by former executive member of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR), Vincent Alexander.Mr Alexander posited that there should not be a separate commission to examine the issue of Amerindian land rights, as opposed to merging the inquiry into Amerindian land rights and African land rights together in a fashion seemingly designed to favour one over the other.We, the first peoples of Guyana, fear that the Government plans to deal with the Amerindians as though we are lumpen imponderables who stand in the way of the upward mobility of their traditional support base, and the rhetoric being expounded by Eric Phillips and Tacuma Ogunsye of ACDA and others of their ilk seem to support this perception.Alexander has adumbrated the PNC-led Government’s position that Amerindian land rights and African land rights should not be dealt with one extraneous to the other, and he argues that there is adequate and justifiable reasons to have consideration of Amerindian and African land rights being addressed by one commission.As an Indigenous representative of my people, I also noted that speaking recently at a Carter Centre/ British High Commissioner-organised forum on constitutional reform, held at the University of Guyana (UG), Alexander asserted, “We have to have a holistic and integrated approach to the resolution of sectoral or communal problems. I don’t think the nation could have a discussion about Amerindian land outside a discussion about lands, period.’However, I stand firm in my capacity with the National Toshaos Council (NTC), which is resolutely rejecting the establishment of a Commission of Inquiry that considers African and Amerindian land rights together. We will not cooperate with that process because it compromises Amerindian rights that have already been established. I, like the NTC, am adamantly demanding that President David Granger stand true to his promise that he made in 2015 – that a “Hinterland and Indigenous People Lands Commission” would be constituted.I am cognizant of the fact that the terms of reference of the Commission of Inquiry were only published on March 11, 2017, one day after six of the seven commissioners were sworn in. This signifies Government’s intention not to consult with the NTC and any other Amerindian rights-based organisation, which is denying the fundamental rights of our community to be consulted on matters that impact our basic constitutional and human rights.The composition of the Commission is also a vital concern, because we are convinced that the Commission would comprise members who would be more inclined to favour ACDA/Government’s positions in direct contravention to Amerindian rights and needs.We are justifiably fearful of returning to the past under another PNC Government, because under the first PNC rule, the first peoples of this land languished in obscurity, separated and not provided for by the first PNC administration. It seems like with the establishment of this CoI, their real intention is to continue to reward their financiers, as well as enrich their supporters at the expense of the Amerindians, relegating us to the status of third-class citizens with scant rights in this country once again, to a time and place under their tenure when we were scornfully referred to as ‘them ignorant buckman’. Today, through representation, interventions and laws formulated by the former PPP/C Administration, our rights are internationally recognised and respected, and we refuse to allow our community to become national rejects once more, denuded of any rights under another PNC regime.Notice should also be taken that, if ACDA/Government have their way, paragraph 70 of the AWG/LCA outcome for REDD would be under threat, as would any other potential rewards from Norway or other countries for our conservation of forest carbon stocks and other listed prerequisites, because while the Amerindian way conserves, the way of the intruders destroys. The world should take cognisance of the latent threat against Guyana’s Indigenous peoples and consequently our traditional way of life, because rainforests are the lungs of the world, and the invasion by hordes of outsiders would eventually depreciate, instead of enhance, the sustainability of forest carbon stocks.Regards,Alister Charlie MPRegion Ninelast_img read more

City taking action on six properties with illegal suites

first_imgShe said that though titles have been issued for the properties, the City won’t be taking the approach of getting property owners to have the illegal suites removed.“Our intent is to go through a process where we have any flagged properties to bring those forward in a very logical approach to Council.”Jamurat said that staff has another set of properties that it’s working on getting notices onto titles but would not divulge any specifics.According to Jamurat, this is the first time that the City has taken this approach in dealing with illegal suites, due to problems caused by secondary suites only having become an issue in recent years.Advertisement FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The City of Fort St. John is going to be taking action against six properties after councillors voted in favour of issuing Bylaw Contravention Notices on the properties’ titles at Monday’s Council meeting.The City’s Planning Manager Renee Jamurat said that the notices have been put onto the properties’ titles under Section 57 of the Community Charter, which is part of the procedure that local governments need to follow. A duplex at 8804 and 8806 77 St. that had bylaw contravention notices issued during the summer for illegal secondary suites. Photo by Chris Newton A duplex at 8804 and 8806 77 St. that had bylaw contravention notices issued during the summer for illegal secondary suites. Photo by Chris Newton A duplex at 9111 and 9113 101 Ave. that has had bylaw contravention notices issued for illegal secondary suites. Photo by Chris Newton A duplex at 9111 and 9113 101 Ave. that has had bylaw contravention notices issued for illegal secondary suites. Photo by Chris Newton A duplex at 11024 and 11026 104A Ave. that has had bylaw contravention notices issued for illegal secondary suites. Photo by Chris Newton A duplex at 11024 and 11026 104A Ave. that has had bylaw contravention notices issued for illegal secondary suites. Photo by Chris Newton – Advertisement -The following six properties have been issued the notices:8804 – 77 Street PID Number 029-580-8388806 – 77 Street PID Number 029-580-8469113 – 101 Avenue PID Number 028-982-0299111 – 101 Avenue PID Number 028-982-03711024 – 104A Avenue PID Number 029-145-00711026 – 104A Avenue PID Number 029-144-990Jamurat explained that the process contains checks and balances to help the City determine whether the illegal suites on the properties can be made to adhere to bylaws.In their report, the City’s building inspectors stated that since the suites on the properties contravened zoning and building codes, and were built without permits, they weren’t able to confirm that they were built to code and that there were approvals in place.Jamurat said that the Bylaw Contravention Notice on the properties’ titles mean that the current and future owners of the properties will be made aware of the issues.Advertisementlast_img read more

‘If he impresses, Man United could pull the plug on Pedro!’ – Fans react to team news

first_img Adnan Januzaj 1 Louis van Gaal sprang a surprise with his line up against Aston Villa on Friday night as he named Adnan Januzaj in his Manchester United team.The Dutch picked him ahead of the rejuvenated Ashley Young and it caught many Red Devils fans off guard.Januzaj was highly-rated as he made a huge impact under David Moyes but has recently found himself on the fringes, but supporters were hoping he could be a big hit against the Villans.You can see how they reacted below…last_img

Attempted killer sentenced

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhy these photogenic dumplings are popping up in Los AngelesGibbons said because his client was facing life in prison, he was obligated t o try to seek a lighter sentence for her. “She is a very sweet human being,” he said after the hearing. “One of the sweetest young women I’ve ever had the pleasure of dealing with.” Estrada appeared in court wearing a blue jumpsuit, her face red from crying. She wiped away tears with a tissue she pulled from her left sleeve as she accepted the judge’s sentence. She was being held on $1,050,000 bail and will now be sent to state prison to serve out her t erm. Oda has said police received a call at 12:45 p.m. April 24 to respond to the Alhambra Courthouse parking lot, 150 W. Commonwealth Ave. Alvarado was already being treated by paramedics, and told officers his wife had hit him with her SUV and fled, Oda has said. Oda noted that Estrada also ran into several parked cars in the process, and that her front license plate was found at the scene. Estrada turned herself in to the sheriff’s East Los Angeles Stati on at about 5 p.m. the day of the incident, and was booked into custody, Oda has said. Estrada reportedly told police the couple had been having “domestic arguments.” Oda said the woman noted that she and her husband maintained separate residences and had an “on-again, off-again relationship,” even though they are married. (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4496160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PASADENA – A woman was sentenced to 11 years in state prison Wednesday after pleading no contest to plowing into her husband with her SUV in the Alhambra Courthouse parking lot in April. Police said the man, 22-year- old Gilbert Alvarado of West Covina, was returning from lunch for jury duty with a female juror when his 23-year- old wife, Cynthia Estrada of Baldwin Park, hit him with the vehicle. Defense attorney Marc A. Gibbons noted that Alvarado, who was present in court Wednesday, was almost fully recovered from his injuries. On the day of the incident, April 24, Alvarado was treated for a fractured left kneec ap, and cuts and abrasions on both arms, according to Alhambra police Sgt. Kean Oda. Under the deal reached with the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, Estrada will serve seven years in prison for attempted murder, three years for infliction of great bodily injury under the circumstances of domestic violence, and one year for assault with a deadly weapon – namely, her Chevrolet Blazer. last_img read more

Closing date this evening for West of Ireland entries

first_imgThe closing date for this year’s West of Ireland Amateur Open is today, with the official cut-off at midnight tonight.The annual event previously won by the likes of Rory McIlroy, Shane Lowry and Padraig Harrington, is the annual season-opener for the Irish amateur golf year.Barry Anderson is the reigning champion, and is expected to defend his title at County Sligo Golf Club, where he learned the game as a youngster.2016 winner Jonathan Yates, Irish Amateur Open champion Peter O’Keeffe, and reigning East of Ireland champion Reece Black, and South of Ireland winner James Sugrue are all expected to compete at Rosses Point this year.The event takes place over Easter weekend, starting on Good Friday, March 30, and running through to Tuesday, April 3.The pre-tournament qualifier takes place on the Wednesday beforehand.last_img read more