A Florida teen is behind bars for attacking her family over tomatoes, according to police.Callahan police say 19-year-old Katie Jade Gates became angry when she was denied an extra helping of tomatoes at the dinner table.As the tension built, Gates allegedly threw a water bottle at her grandfather, a cigarette pack at her great-grandmother, and then threatened her grandfather with a knife when he tried to confront her.Family members claim Gates threatened to stab him in his “f-ing face” as she chased the man around.Police were called, and they arrested her at the scene.She is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and aggravated battery on a person over 65.No other information is available at this time.
Natural Gas Pipeline Proposed for Raritan Bay
By Joseph SapiaThe Transcontinental Gas Pipeline Company is proposing a $1 billion expansion of its natural gas distribution system between southeastern Pennsylvania and New York City, including laying a pipeline to parallel an existing one under most of Raritan Bay and into the Atlantic Ocean off Sandy Hook.The Raritan Bay portion would run about 14 miles from the Morgan section of Sayreville to just off the tip of Sandy Hook, where the new line would continue for about 8 miles under the ocean to an existing 3-mile connector to New York City at the Rockaways.“New York City is consuming more (natural) gas,” said Chris Stockton, a spokesman for Williams, the Oklahoma-based parent of Transcontinental (Transco). “They’ve adopted clean air mandates.”This means a conversion to what proponents say is cleaner-for-the-environment natural gas, rather than fuel oils.“Most people don’t realize this infrastructure is underground,” Stockton said.But coastal environmentalists have expressed their opposition, saying renewable energy should be on the plate and raising concerns about the pipeline’s effect on the ecosystem.“Why do we need another pipeline, especially one that’s going through Raritan Bay? We’re not going to see the gas (in New Jersey),” said Jamie Zaccaria, outreach coordinator for the New Jersey chapter of the Sierra Club environmental group.“It’s a lot of money, time, effort on something you don’t need,” said Joe Reynolds, co-chair of the Bayshore Regional Watershed Council. “I don’t see any plan or drawings New Jersey’s going to get any of this natural gas.“We should be transitioning to renewable energy, not fossil fuels,” Reynolds said. “Why is New Jersey slave to fossil fuels?”Fran Donnelly, left, and Joe Reynolds, both co-chairs of the Bayshore Regional Watershed Council, attend an information forum on a proposed natural gas pipeline crossing Raritan Bay.The environmentalists attended a gas company information session Wednesday, June 22, in Old Bridge.The Northeast Supply Enhancement Project, as the proposal is known, is “early in the process,” Stockton said. In May, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) OK’d a pre-application, opening up to comments by the agency and public on the proposal.Transco is in the process of conducting various surveys – engineering, environmental and community – for the project. It expects to formally apply to FERC in March.FERC would then conduct a public hearing process. If Transco gets approval, construction is to start sometime in the second half of 2018, with gas being delivered on the line in the winter of 2019-2020.The 26-inch-diameter, steel pipeline, carrying 400 million cubic feet of natural gas per day, would be buried 4 feet under the bay or ocean bed in general areas and 8 feet below the assigned maintenance depth of shipping channels.In the Two River area, the line would generally run about 3 to 5 miles offshore, but less than 1 mile off the tip of Sandy Hook. It would run parallel by 25 feet from an existing line, also carrying about 400 million cubic feet of natural gas per day, in place since the late 1960s.The Sierra Club supports renewable energy, such as offshore windmills.“New Jersey has the potential for an incredible amount of wind power,” Zaccaria said.“How many times do you have to say no to these lines?” Reynolds said.Reached after the meeting, Andrea Leshak, staff attorney for the New York-New Jersey Baykeeper, reiterated the concern about using fossil fuel, rather than renewable energy.“We’re concerned putting in another pipeline would continue our reliance on fossil fuels,” Leshak said. “We think we should be heading toward more renewable (energy).”Leshak also raised concerns about how pipeline construction would disrupt the ecosystem – clam grounds, for example – and recreational fishing and boating. Also, Leshak said, there is a concern for a break or a leak in a pipeline.The public attends an information forum in Old Bridge on a proposed natural gas pipeline across Raritan Bay.“There’s a lot of talk about overbuilding pipelines,” Leshak said.But Stockton said pipelines are running at 100 percent capacity, showing there is a need for growth.Information on the project is available from Transco at 866-455-9103 or 866-254-4106, or [email protected],The public can comment to Kimberly D. Bose, secretary, at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First St. NE, Room 1A, Washington, D.C., 20426, or through the FERC website, www.ferc.gov. Information is available at 202-502-8258 or [email protected] has about 500 miles of natural gas line in New Jersey, or about half of the natural gas lines in the state. In the United States, Williams has about 10,000 miles of natural gas line, through which it sends about 10.9 billion cubic feet of gas per day.
City Soccer swings into fall season
All games are at the Lakeside Pitch. City rivals, Nelson Innkeepers and Kootenay Co-op have the early lead in the Men’s Open League after one week of play. The co-leaders meet tonight in one of two games. U18 Rep meets Vikings in the other match. In the Men’s Over 35, Real Nelson leads the six-team league with a 2-0 record. Bia Boro and Ted Allen’s Jewellery sit tied for second at 1-0-1 with Red Dog third with three points. Jackson’s Hole, first half winner, and Club Inter are winless in two starts. In action Thursday, Club Inter meets Bia Boro, Ted Allen’s plays Real Nelson and Jackson’s Hole goes up against Red Dog. In the Women’s Over 30 league, Spring winner Dirty Dozen sit tied for top spot with 4-Play after one week. Red Dog and Finley’s Jiggers are winless heading into week two. All leagues begin playoffs later this month with the overall champ being decided in early October. The second half of the Nelson City Soccer League is now in full swing with three of the four leagues gearing up for playoffs later this month. The only league not up and running during the fall season is the Women’s Open League.Second place Crushers upset regular season champion Hot Kickers to claim the Women’s Open title. Meanwhile the other three leagues — Men’s Open, Men’s Over 35 and Women’s Over 30 League — kicked off the second half following the Labour Day holiday weekend. The Women’s Open League goes Monday’s with the Men’s Open set for Tuesday evening. The Men’s Over 35 League runs Thursday. Due to the shortness of evenings in September, all three leagues will switch to Sunday afternoons beginning Sunday, September 19.
Nelson’s Dryden Hunt shows up on Final CSS Rankings
Nelson Minor Hockey product Dryden Hunt has gotten better with age since joining the Western Hockey League’s Regina Pats in 2011.This past campaign the son of Carla DeBiasio and Jeff Hunt of Nelson really began to blossom against the Tier I Junior A competition.Hunt,18, finished tied for seventh in team scoring as the Pats won the East Division of the WHL with a record of 39-26-4-3.However, Regina was swept out of the playoffs in four games by the Brandon Wheat Kings. Director of Media and Communications Daniel Fink profiles Hunt in a story appearing on the Regina Pats website.By Daniel Fink – ReginaPats.com Regina Pats forward Dryden Hunt moved one step closer to realizing his dream of reaching the NHL today. The 18-year old forward jumped onto the Central Scouting Service’s final rankings for the 2014 NHL Draft. “Not being on it all year, and then finally at the end of the year with the last rankings I’m on it… feels pretty good,” said Hunt. “Obviously there are some special players on that list so to be on that list it’s pretty cool. After not being on the list for the two prior ranking sets released, Hunt comes in at 144th among North American Skaters. Though the rankings are theoretical and don’t truly affect the draft, it does mean the Nelson, B.C. native turned heads with his play this season. “Being on that list doesn’t guarantee you anything so obviously there’s a lot more hard work. I haven’t talked to a whole lot of teams, but I guess I’m on the list so I have as good a chance as anyone else so we’ll see.” After a slow start that saw Hunt with only three points (3A) in his first 18 games of the season, he exploded on the Pats’ U.S. Division road trip in November with four goals and one assist in five games and never looked back. Hunt finished the year with forty points (21G, 19A) in 62 games played. He continued to produce in the playoffs, notching four goals and adding an assist in four games. “I struggled the first half, it took me a while to get my first goal. Obviously my second half, personally, was pretty good and I guess it kind of paid off.” Heading into his 19-year old season with the Pats, Hunt knows there are areas of his game that can be improved to help his chances of reaching the NHL and to help his junior club in 2014-15. “You can never be a good enough skater for sure, I can work on my quick feet. My cardio could be a little better. As the season went on I think I fell a little bit off the wagon working out-wise. I started off not playing that much and as the year went on I started playing more and more so for sure during the off-season, if I want to play those big minutes next year and do something good here with the Regina Pats, I need to work harder in the off-season.”Hunt only played two games in the 2012-13 season during a campaign that was erased due to injury. Now, one season removed from that forgettable year, Hunt is in a position to be back on track towards his ultimate goal. “Missing all of last year I thought there’s no chance we would have had this conversation right now, but we are and that’s pretty cool. My hard work paid off I guess. It’s pretty surreal just to be on that list with those names, but like I said it guarantees nothing so I’ll work hard this summer and go from there.” With a late November birthday, this is the first NHL Draft Dryden Hunt is eligible to be selected in. The 2014 NHL Entry Draft goes June 27th and 28th in Philadelphia.
Saints look to within organization to land new skipper to replace Jeff Dubois
Though he took a shot at the professional game after graduation in 2012, Evin decided to return to the Kootenays to start training the next generation.Developing the FutureEvin started NL Goaltending shortly after his return to Castlegar, offering his services to teams and individuals.“I have a soft spot for the goaltenders in the Kootenays,” says Evin. “When I grew up I never had any help, I was on my own and made it pretty far by being essentially self-taught in the position. As a goaltender you have to keep developing because the game changes really quick and I feel the goalies in this area were left behind for a long time.”Early in the 2012-13 BCHL season, Dubois asked Evin to the join the Saints staff as an assistant coach. Focussing on the goaltenders, Evin left his mark by helping develop both Alex Sirard who was instrumental in Selkirk’s first championship in 2013 and Chris Hurry who backstopped the Saints to this past season’s ultimate glory.A Deeper UnderstandingGraduating with a degree in English from Colgate University, Evin knows the rigours of a student athlete. His background is one of the assets the team knows will translate into a stronger program.“It was a pretty tough school when it came to academics, at Colgate you were always a student first and athlete second,” he says.“That’s how I am going to approach things at Selkirk because it puts things in perspective for you. Not everybody is going to play at the National Hockey League level and make a living in this game. To be fortunate enough to get to keep playing hockey at a competitive level is awesome, but the players need to ensure they are taking care of their academics first.”On the ice and behind the bench, Evin plans to apply his knowledge and coaching technique in developing the Saints’ players.“I’ve always been a student of the game and I really study the game, I’m a bit of a geek that way,” he says. “That’s just what I enjoy doing and who I am, so that seems to mesh well with coaching. And I can’t think of a better job.”The core philosophy Evin helped foster under Dubois will continue and he expects this year’s club to be as tenacious as ever.“We want to be a team that is always moving their feet and set the pace the play,” says Evin.“We pride ourselves on outworking each opponent every night and we won’t be a team that beats themselves in terms of not showing up. In the last two years some of the games we have won have been because we simply outwork the opponents and then you eventually get that bounce.”The Selkirk College Saints will begin defence of their BCIHL title in September. The Selkirk Saints men’s hockey team didn’t need to look far to find the man they feel can lead the squad to a third straight British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) title.The Saints have announced this week that Castlegar-raised Alex Evin is stepping from assistant coach to head coach for the upcoming 2014-15 BCIHL season. He will replace Jeff Dubois, who moved to the Creston Valley Thunder of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League (KIJHL) earlier this summer.“I think it’s a good fit,” Evin says. “Having been part of the program for the last two years and two championships, I made a contribution to that overall success as an assistant coach. I think I can help keep the program going in the right direction. There’s an expectation to win and I love to win.”Selkirk College Athletics & Recreation Coordinator Kim Verigin says the choice was obvious.“Alex understands this team and understands this community,” says Verigin. “We’re excited to give him the opportunity to see what he can do calling the shots. He is young, enthusiastic and has the hockey knowledge that will enable our players to succeed both on and off the ice.”Background Suited for MentorshipNow 27, Evin grew up in Castlegar and was drawn to the position of goaltender at a young age.“I was attracted to the equipment, that was pretty common for little kids,” Evin says with a chuckle.“But I like the fact that you are able to stay on the ice for the entire game, I hated changing and only playing a third of the game. I was pretty good at it as a young kid and it just kept going from there.”Evin was a standout between the pipes while helping several Castlegar Minor Hockey Association rep teams take on the best in the province. With the likes of Clinton Pettapeice and Lindsay Walker adding offensive firepower, Evin helped backstop the Castlegar Bantam Rep team to a coveted BC Provincial Championship.Drafted by the Western Hockey League’s Calgary Hitmen, Evin chose a more academic route in his hockey journey and joined the Powell River Kings of the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL) as a 16-year-old. Evin finished his junior hockey career with the Penticton Vees where he helped the squad win a BCHL title in 2008.His play with Penticton that season earned him a scholarship at the prestigious Colgate University in New York State where he played four seasons of NCAA hockey at the highest level.
Eric Kelly moves up to lightweight for Boku fight
LATEST STORIES Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Guiao admits he hasn’t fully gotten over departure from Rain or Shine Photo from ONE CHAMPIONSHIPFilipino mixed martial artist Eric Kelly is set to move up one weight class as he faces Japanese fighter Kotetsu Boku in the ONE Championship: Kings & Conquerors in Macau on August 5.Kelly has been a featherweight throughout his professional career where he won 12 and lost three, but against Boku “The Natural” will fight in the lightweight division.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes “It’s been a year since the last time that I fought, I am looking forward to put on a great performance for my beloved country,” said Kelly. “I have been training hard and going through strategies. I hope to give my 110 percent inside the ONE Championship cage in Macau.”“I am coming to win.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ View comments 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 MOST READ “It’s a new beginning for me, and it’s somehow a permanent move since this is my walking weight,” said the 35-year-old Baguio native. “We have to abide by the weigh-in rules of the company. I am comfortable with the weight.”“I am excited to be in this journey. I hope everything will turn out great for me as a lightweight.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsKelly, however, has suffered back-to-back losses inside the ONE cage and he sees this upcoming match against former lightweight champion Boku (25-11) as his road to redemption in the Asian promotion.His last fight ended badly after Narantungalag Jadambaa knocked him out in the first round back in July of 2016. Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Don’t miss out on the latest news and information.
Guardiola ‘happy’ with Sane despite dropping him
Pep Guardiola insists he is happy with Leroy Sane’s attitude after leaving the winger out of his squad for Manchester City’s 2-1 win against Newcastle on Saturday.Goal understands that Sane had been dropped because Guardiola is unhappy with his focus, and that omitting him from the squad will help get him back on track.Guardiola had suggested during pre-season that Sane was not at the required level to start matches, but insisted ahead of the 1-1 draw at Wolves last weekend that the German had begun training well again. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! However, sources close to Guardiola have indicated that he was disappointed with Sane’s late cameo against Wolves, as well as his subsequent efforts in training.In comments that appeared on City’s Twitter feed on Saturday evening, the City boss confirmed that Sane had been dropped, rather than missing out through injury, and said he hopes the German “can be an important player” for the club this season.#PEP: @LeroySane19 was dropped from the squad. Last season he was such an important player for us and we hope this season he will be a really important player for us as well. #cityvnufc— Manchester City (@ManCity) September 1, 2018Guardiola was unwilling to criticise the 22-year-old in his post-match press conference, insisting that he has so many forwards that one had to miss out.”Last game Phil Foden was not in the squad and it was so sad for Phil, and I’m so sad for Leroy now. But we have a squad, we have six strikers and I decided to play with two strikers, we have two wingers plus another one on the bench and that’s why we decided this game he wouldn’t be there.”In the next games he will be ready to play.”Asked directly if he was happy with Sane’s commitment, the Catalan replied, “Yes”, before insisting he had no serious concerns about the winger’s performance at Molineux.”He played 10 minutes, he tried. He was not precise but he tried. They convince me, I am satisfied from the moment they run. Mistakes without the ball, taking decisions is part of the process.”Sane had to make do with three cameo appearances from the bench before being dropped on Saturday, while he was brought off at half-time in the Community Shield at the start of August.Sane was cut from the Germany squad for this summer’s World Cup by Joachim Low, with the winger’s attitude believed to be one factor in his manager’s decision. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.
10 months agoChelsea boss Sarri says he wants Cesc to stay
Chelsea boss Sarri says he wants Cesc to stayby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea boss Maurizio Sarri says he wants Cesc Fabregas to sign a new deal.Senior Chelsea stars Fabregas, David Luiz and Gary Cahill are all on contracts that expire next summer, but Sarri intends to “respect” the Blues’ policy of only offering one-year extensions to players aged 30 and older.”In this position we have only two players, Jorginho and Fabregas, so for me it would be really a problem without Cesc,” said Sarri.”I want him to stay, I don’t know the final decision of Cesc and the club of course.”But for me it’s very important and if Cesc will go I think that we need to buy another player, and it’s not easy because, technically, Cesc is a very important player.”And I think that in the market it’s very difficult to find a player with his characteristics.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Pollsters to adopt new Canadianized international code of conduct
OTTAWA — The organization that represents most of Canada’s public opinion pollsters and market researchers says it will adopt a new code of conduct that mirrors global standards for such firms, but with a Canadian twist.The Canadian Research Insights Council (CRIC) announced Monday that it has formed a partnership with ESOMAR, the body that oversees the global data, research and insights industry.Under the partnership, CRIC said it would adopt a “Canadianized” version of ESOMAR’s most recent code of conduct and global standards.The announcement comes as polling firms prepare for the upcoming federal election.The council was formed in September after its predecessor, the Market Research and Intelligence Association, disbanded.That organization, formed in 2004, had previously been accused of not being transparent and failing to ensure its members live up to its own standards.ESOMAR director Finn Raben said the new partnership with CRIC will help ensure that Canadian market researchers maintain a high standard for the ethical collection, use and storage of data. The Canadian Press
Northeast BC unemployment rate dropped 14 percent last month
Northeast B.C.’s unemployment rate fell to third-highest of any region in B.C. after topping the list in July. The lowest rate of unemployment was recorded in the Lower Mainland where 4.8 percent of the labour force was without work, while the next lowest rate on Vancouver Island was 4.9 percent. The highest unemployment rate in B.C last month was recorded in the Kootenay region, which has seen its unemployment rate jump from 4.9 to 7.3 percent in the last two months.The unemployment rate across the province jumped by 0.3 percent to 5.1 percent, while the national unemployment rate went up from 5.9 to 6.1 percent last month. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — The unemployment rate in Northeast B.C. last month dropped a whopping 1.4 percent.According to data released by Stats Canada on Friday, the unemployment rate in Northeast B.C. fell from 7.4 percent in July to 6.0 percent in August. The number of full-time jobs increased by an estimated 800, from 32,600 to 33,400. However, the number of part-time jobs dropped from 7,700 to 7,300. The size of the labour force in Northeast B.C. also decreased by an estimated 100 workers.With the drop in the unemployment rate, the region saw a corresponding increase in the rate of employment, which jumped from 71.8 to 72.5 percent, making it the economic region with the highest rate of employment in B.C.