Photo: Several log and chip piles burn at Tembec’s Chetwynd facility Wednesday evening – Adam Reaburn/Energeticcity.ca Fire crews hope to have the fire out at Tembec’s Chetwynd Pulp Mill by the end of the day Friday or at the latest Saturday.The fire started late Wednesday afternoon at the mill outside of Chetwynd, BC. The fire started inside the mill and quickly spread through the mill and into chip and log piles outside the facility.Fire crews from Fort St. John and Dawson Creek, which are under contract to provide services to the mill, were called in at 5:20pm Wednesday and have been on scene ever since.Loaders are currently moving the large chip and log piles away from nearby structures to prevent any further damage. Fire crews also believe this will help to extinguish the fire in those piles.Advertisement At the height of the fire, crews from the Ministry of Forests were called in as the fire had spread into near by brush. Two helicopters and one water bomber were used to put out that part of the fire.At the moment Tembec has not returned any of our calls, but fire crews have stated they are looking into the total amount of damage to the mill.Tembec recommissioned the mill on January 1st, 2010 after been shut down in February of 2009 because of poor market conditions. To read an earlier story on this fire, click hereAdvertisement – Advertisement -**Update – Fire crews now say it could be Sunday before they are able to fully extinguish the fire. The log and chip piles are still burning and they are using heavy equipment to help bring the fire under control.
Embed from Getty ImagesChelsea boss Antonio Conte was asked about a number of issues at his news conference ahead of Saturday’s FA Cup final against Arsenal. Here’s some of what the Italian had to say. Conte on the Manchester attacks“It is an important game, but I don’t want to forget what happened in Manchester. We are very close to the family of the people that died in Manchester.” On Chelsea’s determination to win the cup“We trained very well this week. In this aspect I can stay calm and I trust the players. For 90 minutes we have to forget that we won the league and concentrate on this target. It is a fantastic target and we don’t know if in the future we have the chance to win this trophy.” On Arsenal’s defensive problems and absence of Laurent KoscielnyEmbed from Getty Images“We will see if we are able to exploit this opportunity. In this type of game it is a final, it is not important to miss one player or two players, it is very important to play the game in the right hunger and desire. Good organisation is important, but it is not enough. Our desire must be more than them.“In this game I think we must see ourselves and be very focused on this game and do what we know. It is not important which are the players we have to play. If you start to think that this player will miss the next game, it is not important. Arsenal have a lot of great players and for this reason we must pay great attention.” On Arsene WengerEmbed from Getty Images“I know very well the Arsenal history in the FA Cup and with Arsene. They won a lot of trophies in this competition. I have never won it and it could be a good opportunity for me and the team to lift it.“I don’t trust that tomorrow will be the last game for Arsene. He deserves to work with Arsenal because he has shown in 20 years his work and he has done a good job and only this season they missed the Champions League.” On whether John Terry might featureEmbed from Getty Images“For sure John will be with us and for sure he will be on the bench, and then we’ll see what the game requests in the moment we are playing.“Our target is to reach another trophy and to see him lift the trophy. That is his dream and my players also have this dream.” On improving the squad for next season“We have to finish this season but we have started to work for next season and I think we have the same point of view,.“For sure we will try to improve our squad for next season because we have to face an important competition like the Champions League. Me and the club have the same point of view about this.” On his own future“My situation is very clear. I have two years with the club. For sure if the club give me the opportunity to stay here and extend my contract then it is great, but we have the same idea to improve the squad and the team. I am happy to stay here and I hope to stay here for many years.” On Gianluca Vialli saying he wants Conte to stay for 25 yearsEmbed from Getty Images“It would be great to do this, but in modern football it is very difficult to stay for a long time in the same club. But if you have the opportunity to stay for many years and improve your work, for a coach it is the best solution to stay at a club and to build something important.“Modern football is dangerous and our job depends a lot on results. The only way that I know is to try to convince the club to stay for a long time is to work. Work very hard with my players, for sure is my hope.”See also:Conte on Pedro, Morata, Wenger’s comments and Chelsea’s search for playersConte on Bakayoko, Hazard, Pedro’s setback and facing SpursConte on Costa, youngsters, Stoke, Zouma and Chelsea’s ‘big challenge’Conte on Hazard, Guardiola, facing Man City and improving the ‘negative things’ in Bakayoko’s game Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Drink This Before Bed, Watch Your Body Fat Melt Like Crazy x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
Tourism Minister Tokozile Xasa aims to get 30% female representation in management in the tourism sector over the next five years. WiT 30in5 was launched at Africa’s Travel Indaba in Durban this week.Durban will host Africa’s Travel Indaba for the next five years, it is announced at the 2017 convention, running from 16-18 May in the coastal city. (Image: South African Tourism, Flickr)Brand South Africa reporterA campaign to increase the proportion of women in tourism management positions to 30% in the next five years was launched by Tourism Minister Tokozile Xasa at Africa’s Travel Indaba, or simply Indaba as it is better known.Called WiT 30in5, the campaign will be chaired by Judi Nwokedi, Tourvest’s chief operating officer, in a collaboration with the private sector and the national Department of Tourism, the Indaba’s newsletter confirmed.Xasa launched WiT 30in5 at the fourth annual Women in Tourism event on Wednesday evening, 17 May 2017, held at the three-day Indaba. This campaign will target 30% female representation in executive management and board directorship positions by 2022, and is in line with the goals set out in the Tourism Broad-based Black Economic Empowerment scorecard.Tourism Minister Tokozile Xasa attends the Travel Indaba, held in Durban from 16-18 May 2017. (Image: Melissa Javan)Durban to stay host cityRadio station Power FM 987 reported that 7,000 delegates from 17 African countries were showcasing their products and ideas at this year’s Indaba, held at the Albert Luthuli Convention Centre (Durban International Convention Centre).Discussions at the convention included new ways of growing the sector. It was said that tourism contributed 9.3% to South Africa’s gross domestic product last year, and one in every 22 employed people in the country worked in the sector.It was also announced that Durban would host the annual tourism indaba for the next five years.Watch eThekwini Executive Mayor Zandile Gumede share her excitement at the news that the Indaba will be held in the city for the next five years:“We Do Tourism” campaign launchedThe We Do Tourism campaign was also launched at the Indaba.Debbie Damant, the South African Tourism country manager for Southern Africa, said on Power FM 987 that We Do Tourism aimed to make all South Africans understand that tourism was everybody’s business. “We want to rally the entire country and the entire tourism industry to demonstrate just how far the impact of the whole value chain (of tourism) goes.“The vendors on the pavement… the taxi drivers … all of the South Africans have such an important and critical role in the whole tourism value chain,” she said. “We want to show South Africans it’s really not just for international tourism.”Explaining the name, We Do Tourism, Damant said: “It’s actually ‘I do tourism’, ‘you do tourism’ and we all do tourism together.”The campaign was slightly different from the Sho’t Left campaign, which encouraged locals to take part in domestic tourism, Damant said. “We Do Tourism is owned by everybody.”The organisation was talking to partners in the tourism industry to allow South Africans to “lay buy” travel, she said. “Locals are saying they can’t afford it (domestic travel), but we are saying it can be paid off. We need to make domestic travel affordable but also accessible.“We want South Africans to know it is possible to travel in your own country.”The more South Africans travelled in their country, the stronger the tourism industry was. “This means we have a stronger domestic industry and international business will be more of a bonus.”“We want South Africans to be tourism ambassadors. We would like domestic tourism to be big.” #INDABA2017 pic.twitter.com/NHpLr4o9u1— SATravelTrade (@SATravelTrade) May 16, 2017Other highlightsThe Indaba’s exhibitor’s day was held on 15 May, a day before the conference. At this, a seminar focused on issues such as trends in tourism, and South African Tourism globally.The day was set aside for exhibitors to meet potential buyers, of which there were 306, the same number that attended in 2016. This figure was announced on the webinar Engage with SA Tourism on Indaba, held on 20 April. It also announced that there were 770 exhibitors this year, down from 886 last year.There were three speed marketing sessions over the three days of the Indaba.Discussion points were shared on Twitter:“we need to integrate the traditional and contemporary, including rural, tourism packages” #DurbanIndaba @indaba2017 @TOMSA98— TBCSA (@TBCZA) May 18, 2017#TBCSA CEO “we need to grow the cake. We need to also create new entrepreneurs and be more innovative in selling KZN” #CNBC #DurbanIndaba— TBCSA (@TBCZA) May 18, 2017So many stories, course and smiles#INDABA2017 #KhulumaLocal pic.twitter.com/gTAuByed8Y— The Roaming Giraffe (@DiBrown5) May 17, 2017#DurbanIndaba #INDABA2017 discussion of direct flights travelling abroad to and from Durban— Londiwe G. (@Londiwe_GGumede) May 18, 2017The Hidden Gems programmeThe Hidden Gems project was undertaken by South African Tourism and the Department of Tourism in collaboration with the Southern Africa Tourism Services Association. Ten small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs) were chosen from each province to take part in a training programme before exhibiting at the Indaba.Training included mastering the ability to be ready to talk to a buyer. Sisa Ntshona, chief executive officer of South African Tourism, said at the webinar that the focus was on how to get these hidden gems to graduate to mainstream tourism. “It’s about inclusive growth. We want to bring in new players.”He encouraged other SMMEs to contact their provincial tourism authority if they wanted to stand a chance to benefit from Hidden Gems.Entrepreneur shares his storyLebo Malepa, one of the entrepreneurs who took part in the project, said that being unique would help to get you recognised and exposed.Malepa started Lebo’s Soweto Backpackers in 1998 by selling crafts in the street. “Eventually I went to my parents and asked them, can I use my room to accommodate people (tourists), one room at a time, then the whole house eventually.”Now he has three guesthouses in Soweto. He uses some of his neighbours’ houses for accommodation too. He also involved his neighbours in other things relating to his tourism business. For example, if tourists needed their washing done, he asked the women in the street to do the washing by hand.He also encouraged his neighbours to cook for tourists; because there were different cultures on his street, they cooked diverse meals.Watch Lebo Malepa talk about his tourism business in Soweto:Sources: Indaba, Indaba Daily News, Department: Tourism and Power FM 987, Soundcloud.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material
Nets: Brooklyn shot 20 for 41 from 3-point range, matching their season high for made 3-pointers. … F DeMarre Carroll (left knee) was not available. Atkinson said Carroll should return Wednesday at Cleveland.Raptors: Toronto has won five straight. … This was the first of six consecutive home games for the Raptors, who don’t play on the road against until March 3 at Detroit. … Musician Sting attended the game.CHANGING OF THE GUARDSRaptors guard Fred VanVleet was not available. Before the game, the Raptors said VanVleet will miss at least three weeks because of a ligament injury in his left thumb. VanVleet was hurt in the second quarter of Saturday’s win at New York.Toronto acquired some insurance at the point guard position Monday when they agreed to sign veteran Jeremy Lin, who is being waived by the Atlanta Hawks. Lin will sign with Toronto later this week, said Jim Tanner, one of his agents.NOT CLICKING YETIn his second game since missing 42 with a right foot injury, Caris LeVert shot 3 for 11 and scored six points.“Is he clicking on all cylinders? No, but I don’t care, quite honestly,” Atkinson said.UP NEXTNets: Visit Cleveland on Wednesday night. SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town “I asked if he called ‘bank,’” Toronto coach Nick Nurse said. “He said he called ‘game.’”Leonard scored 30 points, Serge Ibaka had 18 points and 12 rebounds and Pascal Siakam scored 17 for the Raptors, who have won eight straight home meetings with the Nets.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesGasol scored 16 points, 11 in the fourth quarter, in his home debut after being acquired from Memphis last Thursday.“I definitely got more comfortable,” Gasol said of his big quarter. Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard (2) shots as Brooklyn Nets guard Treveon Graham (21) defends and Brooklyn Nets center Jarrett Allen (31) looks on during second half NBA basketball action in Toronto on Monday, Feb. 11, 2019. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)TORONTO — Marc Gasol was a winner in his first home game with the Toronto Raptors — thanks to a sweet shot by Kawhi Leonard.Leonard banked home the tiebreaking basket with 4.2 seconds remaining and the Raptors edged the Brooklyn Nets 127-125 on Monday night.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting NBA looking into 76ers’ Ben Simmons talk with Lakers D’Angelo Russell scored 28 points and had a career-high 14 assists for Brooklyn. Joe Harris scored 24 points and made a career-best seven 3-pointers, but the Nets lost for the fifth time in six games.The Nets gave the ball to Russell on their final possession, but his long shot bounced off the rim and into Kyle Lowry’s hands.Lowry and Patrick McCaw each scored 13 for the Raptors, who have won 14 of 15 against Brooklyn.Allen Crabbe made six 3-pointers and scored 22 points, while Jarret Allen scored 15 for the Nets.Toronto led 120-114 on a 3 by Lowry at 2:45 of the fourth but Crabbe replied with back-to-back 3-pointers to tie it at 120 at 1:34.ADVERTISEMENT ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants LATEST STORIES Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations MOST READ PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Raptors: Host Washington on Wednesday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Russell hit a tiebreaking 3 with 50 seconds to go, but Danny Green answered with a 3 for the Raptors.With the teams tied at 92 to begin the fourth, Gasol scored 11 of Toronto’s first 13 points in the final quarter.“It was a heck of a stretch for him,” Nurse said. “Really fun, really impressive.”Nets coach Kenny Atkinson had praise for Gasol, too.“I thought he commanded in the post,” Atkinson said. “I could really see him anchoring that second unit and making them very dangerous.”Gasol received a standing ovation when he replaced Ibaka at 3:03 of the first.“It gives you the butterflies in your stomach,” Gasol said of the rousing welcome. “It made you feel like a rookie again. It’s a great feeling to have.”Harris made five of six from 3-point range in the first quarter and Brooklyn led 29-21 after one. The five 3-pointers are the most Harris has made in a single quarter, and matched his season high for an entire game.The Nets led 60-56 at halftime.TIP-INS Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
NEW ORLEANS, LA – JANUARY 09: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide takes the field before playing against the Louisiana State University Tigers in the 2012 Allstate BCS National Championship Game at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 9, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)As you’d imagine, the photos and video taken at Kristen Saban’s wedding this past Saturday have provided a treasure trove’s worth of content for Alabama fans. So far, we’ve shown you the fireworks at Bryant-Denny, the “Sweet Home Alabama” rendition and the happy couple dancing with Big Al mascot heads. But we saved perhaps the best clip of all for last.Here’s Nick Saban dancing to some greek folk music – presumably to celebrate the heritage of his daughter’s husband.We’ve seen him do the Electric Slide and the Cupid Shuffle. This might be the best we’ve seen yet from him, however.
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The RCMP are looking for the public’s help after two people allegedly tried to abduct a flagger working on Highway 29.On August 4, 2019, at 9:30 a.m., the RCMP were called about the attempted abduction. The RCMP say a dark blue van with silver striping approached a road flagger on Highway 29 near the Szoo Road at around 9 a.m. The van came to a stop near the lone female flagger, and a caucasian male opened the van’s rear doors. The male exited the van and attempted to pull the woman inside.The flagger struggled with the unknown male, who eventually got back in the van and drove off toward Hudson’s Hope. The male appeared to be caucasian, and the victim did not recognize this person. The Fort St. John RCMP are asking anyone who may have been in this area at the time of this incident and may recognize this van, the suspect or have dashcam video footage to contact the Fort St. John RCMP at 250-787-8140. Currently, Fort St John RCMP Frontline members are partnering with RCMP members from Hudson Hope, Chetwynd, Dawson Creek, Fort Nelson and Grande Prairie in an attempt to identify the suspect or the vehicle in this incident.RCMP members are currently canvassing neighbouring properties to speak with witnesses, or to obtain any video surveillance they may have.Traffic Services members in North District have been made aware and are currently looking for any vehicles that match the description.The van is described as;dark blue with silver stripingchrome on the front grillebarn style rear doorsThe suspect is described as;caucasian maleapproximately 5’9no accent when he spoke“We’re asking for anyone who was in the Charlie Lake area to try to remember if they saw a vehicle matching this description to call the RCMP,” says Sgt Joelle LaChance, A/Operations NCO of the Fort St John RCMP. “Your dashcam footage may be able to help us identify the suspect in this crime”.
New Delhi: The Delhi BJP on Sunday wrote to Delhi Police, demanding the withdrawal of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s security cover, following the AAP chief’s worries that his own security personnel might assassinate him as in the case of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.Praveen Shankar Kapoor, spokesperson for the state unit of the saffron party sent a letter to the Commissioner of Delhi Police, Union Home Ministry, and the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi, demanding that the Chief Minister’s security be withdrawn. Also Read – More good air days in Delhi due to Centre’s steps: Javadekar”Delhi Police should seek an apology from Arvind Kejriwal and if he does not apologise, then the Chief Minister’s security cover be withdrawn,” Kapoor wrote in the letter. Further, Kapoor raised concerns about the mental condition of the security personnel who are posted for the security of the Delhi Chief Minister following the allegations and demanded psychological counselling for them. The party spokesperson went on to say that hearing such statements from their protectee, the security personnel deployed to keep him safe must be facing mental depression. Also Read – Union min Hardeep Singh Puri, Delhi L-G lay foundation stones for various projects in DwarkaDelhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) convener Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday alleged that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) wants to assassinate him for building a political narrative around schools and hospitals. “The BJP would get me murdered by my own PSO (personal security officer) one day, like Indira Gandhi. My own security officers report to the BJP. The BJP is after my life, they will murder me one day,” Kejriwal told a news channel in Punjab. After the Delhi CM’s statements were made public, Delhi Police issued a statement, asserting that police personnel deputed for protection of high dignitaries of all political parties are “well-trained personnel who are thoroughly committed to their job and perform duties with a high level of dedication and professionalism”.
Rabat – The national library in Rabat hosted an academic conference earlier this week on “religious discourse in Morocco between innovation and tradition.” It was organized by the Moroccan Youth Network in collaboration with the Moroccan Center of Youth and Democratic Transition sponsored by the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Foundation.Three panelists participated in the colloquium, including Professor Khadija Sabbar, a researcher and activist, Professor Mustapha Buhendi, a lecturer and researcher in comparative religions, and Professor Nourdine Zahi, a sociologist. The purpose of the event was to highlight the regression of religious discourse in Morocco and to hold a debate on the desperate need for transformation regarding religious discussions.Professor Sabbar explained the benefits of the Arab Spring regarding the position of women in society and religion, despite the vacillation of religious discourse in many Arab countries. “The Arab uprising led youngsters to ask for change in the position of women in society and religious discourse,” Sabbar said.Throughout the seminar, the panelists agreed on the importance of creating a stable environment suitable for healthy discussions about religion. The professors also stressed the need to avoid a discourse that would prompt Moroccan youth to make accusations against one another and increase discrimination among Moroccans.Professor Azahi talked about the importance of changing our perception of religion so we can renovate religious discourse. “Society creates the image of religion,” Azahi said. “While there is one God, we tend to create different images of God depending on the religious discourse,” Azahi explained.Professor Buhendi added that “religious ideologies are mortal; they must die in order for other religious ideologies to emerge because they are related to certain era only.”Moreover, he also explained that the books of the Abrahamic religions are addressed to human beings, and that Muslims, Christians and Jews have created the discriminatory discourse that exists to some extent today. According to Professor Buhendi, we should focus on progressive thinking rather than sticking to Islamic regulations.Edited By Liz Yaslik© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed