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Roads and campsites around Wellington Lake are closed; Memorial Day weekend in peril

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comment (1) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +2 Vote up Vote down Wes Smith · 220 weeks ago We had plans to go out but the forcast showed rain possibly every day. Typical holiday weekend weather. If I’m correct it was flooded last year as well at this time. Report Reply 0 replies · active 220 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Sumner Newscow report — Due to flooding, the following roads and campsite locations at Wellington Lake are closed, as of May 25, 2016:Northeast Lake Rd. – includes Driftwood camp area.Northwest Lake Rd. – includes: JC Point, Single Tree Cove, Sandy Point, Hay Meadow area.With more rain in the forecast it is likely these roads will remain closed through the Memorial Day weekend.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

Raiders fell flat, but what about Brent Musburger’s showing?

first_imgAs in wanting more game details and … Raiders announcer Brent Musburger started out strongly Monday night before tripping up in a performance dotted with miscues.If it sounds a lot like what befell Derek Carr and the Raiders at the Coliseum, well …To be fair, Musburger avoided any real disaster in his first official game as the team’s new radio voice. But like the preseason, the decorated TV announcer still left his listeners yearning for more during the Raiders’ 33-13 season-opening loss.last_img read more

Forensic lab to help police fight crime

first_img18 July 2012The launch of a state-of-the-art forensic laboratory in Cape Town will help South African police to fight crime more smartly, Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa said at the official launch of the R500-million Plattekloof Laboratory on Tuesday.“Working smart means that we are going to succeed in ensuring convictions,” Mthethwa said.The laboratory has been operating since November last year and focuses on DNA analysis, identifying drugs, causes of fires, polygraphs, analysis of gun shot residue, handwriting analysis, blood-stain analysis and 3D facial recognition.It serves the Western Cape and several districts in the Northern Cape and Eastern Cape, and replaces the old forensics centre which was being leased in Delft.It is also one of only four forensic laboratories in the country – with the others in Port Elizabeth, Pretoria and Durban.The state-of-the-art centre includes a system of rails running the length and breadth of the building (running about 800m in length) and 50 boxes in which collected evidence is then channelled from nine kiosks to the correct department for investigation.The system, which is used in European forensic centres, will go some way in resolving the problem of evidence being misplaced or tampered with, as the boxes can also be tracked using a biometric system – which is also used to open the boxes.Combating violence against women and childrenPolice Commissioner Riah Phiyega said the laboratory would play an important role in combating violence against women and children involving substance abuse.Figures from 2011/12 showed that of total cases received in the biology section alone – more than 50% were related to rape and murder cases.The police would continue to increase capacity in the critical area of forensic services, she said, and added that this had been identified as a key area in fighting crime.This would be complemented by the setting up of a DNA database following the envisaged passing of the DNA Bill, which is currently in Parliament. A number of other countries have similar legislation in place, including Brazil, which in May enacted DNA database legislation into law.She also planned to bring the various roleplayers together to find ways to expedite the reporting processes to improve the criminal justice system.Progress in reducing backlogsHead of forensics services, Lieutenant-General Julius Phahlane, said the division achieved a criminal conviction rate of 94% in 2011/12 – up from 63% in 2009/10.Although just 77% of evidence was processed within 28 days – against a target of 92% – the number of cases lodged at forensic laboratories that were older than 28 days old were reduced by 30% in 2010/11, following a 60% decline in backlogs between 2009/10 and 2010/11.The backlog in processing evidence also came down – from 59 023 on 1 April 2009 to 11 310 on 1 April this year.Phahlane said that 800 more staff would be employed in the four laboratories around the country this year, in addition to the 6 930 staff that were already employed in the division, in order to further reduce backlogs.Detective and forensic training courses that the police are currently running would also help strengthen the forensics division.Hi-tech equipment such as a R1.5-million camera which can take panoramic shots necessary to accurately record the scene of a crime are also necessary to strengthen the forensics division. Phahlane said such equipment was necessary if the police were to outsmart criminals.Source: SANews.gov.zalast_img read more

Discover the origins of fabled Swiss jeweller and watchmaker Chopard

first_imgThe happy sport Chrono pink carries two pink sapphires and three diamonds that move freely about the dialThe history of one of the most ubiquitous and technically daring watch and high jewellery brands begins with two European families in the late 1800s. In the heart of the Swiss Jura, the,The happy sport Chrono pink carries two pink sapphires and three diamonds that move freely about the dialThe history of one of the most ubiquitous and technically daring watch and high jewellery brands begins with two European families in the late 1800s. In the heart of the Swiss Jura, the father of Louis-Ulysse Chopard, Felicien, lived as an experienced farmer and a man of tradition who encouraged his sons to learn watchmaking. The ambitious Louis-Ulysse, younger of the two, set up his own L.U.C watch manufactory in Sonvilier in 1860, at the age of 24. In order to stand out from numerous competitors, Chopard identified itself by making innovative precision watches featuring sophisticated decoration. Meanwhile in Germany’s Black Forest, the jewellery industry flourished in the hamlet of Pforzheim. A young boy, christened Karl Gotthilf Scheufele, turned to watchmaking in the orphanage to cope with the tragic loss of his parents. By 1904, Scheufele set out on his own launching Eszeha, spelling out the first three letters of his family name as said in German. In 1912, he scored great commercial success with a clip that served to attach a pocket-watch to the wrist or to wear as a necklace.The fates of two families intertwined a century after L.U.C’s ambitious creation of Chopard. In 1963, Karl Scheufele III, Scheufele’s grandson, published his intention to purchase a Swiss manufacturing company in several newspapers. The then 70-yearold Paul-Andre Chopard, a gifted horologist, was looking to sell the firm and agreed to meet Karl Scheufele III. The delicate nature of watchmaking at Fleurier by Master Craftsmen in full display: Detailed setting of gems on a bezelScheufele says of the meeting, “As soon as I visited the Geneva workshops and saw the venerable Mr. Chopard seated at his workbench in front of the window, I knew that our two companies were bound to get on well. After half an hour of conversation, I knew it was the right choice.” Since then, Chopard has never looked back as Scheufelle III revived his legacy into an international watch and jewellery brand. The new creations proved both playful and original and of impeccable quality, bringing with them a genuinely innovative touch that drew on the company’s deep connection with the art nouveau and art deco movements. Between 1970 and 1980, Chopard won the Golden Rose of Baden-Baden, the jewellery industry’s equivalent of an Oscar, 15 times.One of the most notable collections during this period was born in 1976 when Ronald Kurowski, a talented Chopard designer, became fascinated with the sparkle of unset diamonds. The way light striking a diamond caught its beguiling radiance served as inspiration and led to the creation of a watch where diamonds could enjoy total freedom of movement, unfettered by any metal. The dream took shape in the form of ‘Happy Diamonds’, a dial between two sapphire watch crystals, surrounded by diamonds in free play giving a special glow to each second and adding a new dimension in style to the passing of time. The innovative concept is an example of the creativity of Chopard craftsmen, nurtured by the traditional training programme of the Chopard Manufacture.Engraving the caseWatch companies that develop and produce their own components and watches entirely in-house are still a rarity. So it was with a great sense of anticipation and excitement that I arrived at the Chopard Manufacture in Fleurier, nestled between sprawling green hills and complete calm. We began our tour on the ground floor where movements are created. In a room filled with machines,which cut the abstract and very refined pieces into shape, raw materials are turned into rough-edged watch cases and movement plates. In the other wing of the building, the opposite environment prevails. It is cool and clean and it is here that quality control and final casing areas of the manufacture are located. The Fleurier Manufacture concentrates on the creation of the in-house movements, as well as the steel watches in the L.U.C, Mille Miglia, and Happy Sport lines. Production at Fleurier includes 3,000 movements and about 25,000 wristwatches per year.The first floor shares the facilities for movement component decoration: polishing and engraving, case and bracelet polishing, watch testing, and movement manufacturing including complicated watches. It’s interesting to see the dramatic range of watchmakers at work side by side. Chopard ensures impeccable in-house quality standards, including design, shaping, embossing, and engravingNext to the “Regleuse”, a watchmaker with over 40 years experience, is the youngest apprentice. He is just 17 but at the Fleurier Manufacture, the process of passing on its expertise and innovation begins early. Each year, 25 apprentice watchmakers and jewellers take four-year training courses that are supervised by an apprenticeship master, active on all three sites, who initiates them into the tenuous process of watchmaking.As an added treat, Chopard also invited us for a tour through the jewellery manufacture in Meyrin, on the outskirts of Geneva. Chopard is as famed for its watches as for haute joaillerie, although the jewellery has the added allure of being considered lucky, especially at the Oscars.Over the past six years, seven actresses adorned in Chopard jewellery have won a leading actress or supporting actress award. The Geneva workshops, along with Chopard’s third facility at Pforzheim, produce a total of 75,000 jewellery pieces each year. advertisementadvertisementThe diamond studded imperiale collectionUnlike watches, where product development cycles are measured in months or years, the world of jewellery is much faster-paced. New pieces are designed and built in weeks, and unique pieces are created for single events where they shine.Chopard has built its house on a foundation of four pillars: impeccable quality, respect for tradition and the passing of values, creativity backed by innovation, and responsible patronage. Even though viewing their most complicated creations through a microscope presents a microcosm of these values, understanding and assimilating the import of their 150-yearhistory requires a longer journey.last_img read more

Tressel seeking 100th win at OSU

Jim Tressel (99-21) will be going for his 100th win as head football coach at Ohio State as the No. 2 Buckeyes (5-0, 1-0) take on Indiana (3-1, 0-1) Saturday in Ohio Stadium. What does the potential accomplishment mean to Tressel?    “I guess I’m getting old,” Tressel said. “If you stick around long enough, you’re going to get some of those milestones.” Despite Tressel’s downplay, the win would be historic. Tressel would join Woody Hayes (205) and John Cooper (111) as the only coaches to top the 100 mark in wins as OSU head coaches. More noteworthy is how quickly Tressel might reach the plateau. “Woody got it his 144th game, Cooper his 138th game, and if Jim gets it Saturday, it will be his 121st game. That’s really something,” OSU football historian Jack Park said. Tressel has a chance of achieving another record. “If Ohio State wins every game the rest of the year and wins its postseason game, (Tressel) will have the highest winning percentage of any coach in the history of the Big Ten Conference that has coached in the conference at least 10 years,” Park said. Tressel’s success at OSU should come as no surprise considering what he accomplished at Youngstown State from 1986-2000. Tressel compiled a 135-57-2 record and won four national titles. “A lot of the things they are doing at Ohio State now are things they were doing at Youngstown State,” said Steve Helwagen, Bucknuts.com managing editor. “It’s just the Tressel form. It’s been amazing the success he’s had.” read more

Ohio State mens hockey team enters final season in CCHA

The Ohio State men’s hockey team couldn’t have been more inconsistent last season. OSU returns 20 letter winners from last year’s squad that went 15-15-5, tying for eighth in the Central Collegiate Hockey Association and losing in the first round of the conference tournament. The team has six newcomers, all freshmen. The Buckeyes’ combination of youth and experience has OSU coach Mark Osiecki optimistic for the upcoming season. “I think after last year and the experience we gained, I think that the youth that we have, there’s a lot of enthusiasm and excitement,” Osiecki said. The team’s growth, along with a number of other topics, including leadership, the CCHA, and the NHL lockout, were discussed heavily at OSU’s media day Oct. 1. Learning from 2011-12 OSU was one of the most inconsistent teams in the country last season. The Buckeyes were predicted to be a conference cellar dweller prior to the 2011-12 season but climbed to the top of the college hockey world by January, winning 14 of their first 19 games. OSU then fell off the face of the collegiate hockey earth, winning only one game in the final two-and-a-half months of the season. As disappointing as that was for OSU, it has them motivated to be better this year. “This year, having another year under our belt, we went through some of those highs and lows (last season) and we know what it takes to be consistent through the whole season,” said sophomore forward Max McCormick. What went wrong last season, according to junior forward Chris Crane, was a little bit of everything. One thing stood out though: poll watching. “I think we looked at (the rankings) a little bit too much, but I think the best thing we can take is it is something we can learn from,” Crane said. Osiecki has made sure that will not occur with this year’s squad. “At one of our preseason meetings, coach (Osiecki) talked about how to handle winning, and how to handle being successful. I think it’s something that we have to learn. There’s a process to it,” said senior defenseman Devon Krogh. Who’s going to wear the ‘C?’ For now, the Scarlet and Gray ‘C’s stitched to the sweaters of the OSU captains don’t have permanent homes. OSU had two captains all last season: former defenseman Sean Duddy and former forward Cory Schneider. This season, captains have yet to be named. “It’ll be interesting to see in terms of leadership. I think that’s one area where it’s going to be a team effort,” Osiecki said. “We’ve told them since day one … we’re going to continue evaluating it.” The Buckeyes have only four seniors, and Osieckisaid even the sophomores could be players that step up and lead. Rah-rah, in-your-face type leadership isn’t OSU’s style this season, though. “I think I’m a big believer in leading by example. They’re pretty big guys already – like grown up. So it’s little things like giving them advice before games,” Krogh said. Getting offensive Along with returning 20 letter winners, the Buckeyes also bring back five of their seven top scorers from the 2011-12 team. Crane and sophomore forward Ryan Dzingel led OSU last season with 24 points, and Osiecki wants his team to be more aggressive inside the blue line this year. “We want them to be more offensive and really put the pressure – I don’t want to say pressure, because pressure’s a bad word – but hold them accountable. We need Dzingel, Crane, McCormick, (sophomore forward Tanner) Fritz – they need to be offensive and they need to get looks at the net,” Osiecki said. Team speed should be an improvement this season as well, with freshman forward Anthony Greco – the team’s quickest player, Osiecki said – leading the bunch. “I think we’re a better skating team now than we were last year. We’re going to try to be a more pressure team, a more transition (team),” Osiecki said. On the road again OSU opens the season with six straight contests on the road: two at Minnesota Duluth, two at Quinnipiac and two at Bowling Green. Ten of the Buckeyes’ first 14 games are away from the Schottenstein Center. As young as OSU is though, with 17 freshmen and sophomores, going on the road early could be a benefit. “I think with a young team, it’s good to get on the road. It certainly brings you closer together,” Osiecki said. OSU concludes its regular season with eight of 12 games at home. The end of the season is when you want to be at home, in front of a raucous crowd gaining momentum for the postseason, Krogh said. “That’s when you really want to play well, going into the playoffs. So I think that’ll help,” he said. Goodbye CCHA, hello Big Ten The CCHA is disbanding after this season. Starting in 2013-14, OSU, along with Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, Penn State and Wisconsin, will form the first-ever Big Ten men’s hockey conference. Osiecki said OSU is already starting to reap the benefits of being a Big Ten hockey school, most notably in recruiting. “Especially if you’re in the state of Minnesota, or if you use recruiting differently in certain areas, but in Minnesota, it helps us get in the door of a household,” Osiecki said. “Does it help us land a kid? Maybe not yet, but it certainly opens the door now.” NHL lockout Columbus is home to another major hockey team: the NHL’s Columbus Blue Jackets. For the time being, though, OSU is the only squad that Ohioans will be able to watch play. The NHL lockout has delayed the start of the Blue Jackets’ season, which means OSU could be featured more prominently in Columbus’ hockey spotlight. “Are we going to have a few more fans come in? I’m not sure. It’s a different style, a different brand. It’s obviously a little bit more affordable for families (than the NHL),” Osiecki said. One thing NHL fans that stop by the Schottenstein Center to watch OSU play can expect, Osiecki said, is an effort unlike that in the NHL. “College guys give it every single game. There’s two games a weekend. That’s it. They’re not playing 82 games. It’s such a different brand of hockey,” Osieck said. Building a program Osiecki, a Minnesota native and former NHL defender, is entering his third season at the helm of the OSU men’s hockey program. Despite the Buckeyes’ struggles at the end of last season, OSU’s coach and his staff are pleased with the way their program is developing. This season’s team, more than the previous two squads Osiecki has led at OSU, truly displays what college hockey should be about, the coach said. “When they step on the ice, or stepping in the locker room, they’re ready to go. The mentality of being a hockey player has really changed. It’s been fun to see that growth,” Osiecki said. OSU players have been itching to get on the ice as much as possible since last season ended, Osiecki said, and it’s something the coach loves to see. “You’ve got guys coming in this year – for the first time in the three years we’ve been here – you’ve got guys asking, ‘There’s open ice, can we go out and skate? Can we just go out and shoot pucks?’ No one ever asked that question before,” Osiecki said. OSU, with a storied football program and elite men’s basketball team, likely will never be a typical “hockey school.” It’s getting closer to being one, though. “My first year coaching at North Dakota, it was a great experience for me. The ice was there all day and kids came in periodically throughout the day and skated. They wanted to be a hockey player. I think we’re getting closer to that when kids are coming here, wanting to be a hockey player,” Osiecki said. OSU opens its season with an exhibition game Sunday against Waterloo at 2 p.m. at the Schottenstein Center. The Buckeyes open the regular season Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. against Minnesota Duluth in Duluth, Minn. read more

Germany maintain lead in FIFA rankings

first_imgDespite a disappointing display in their recent friendlies against both Spain and Brazil over the international break, Germany have maintained their lead at the top of the latest FIFA rankingsThe 2014 World Cup winners have kept their place at the top of the rankings with Brazil following them in second place.Belgium have overtaken both Portugal and Argentina into third place, who are both now fourth and fifth respectively.Switzerland and France have jumped up two places to sixth and seventh and have caused Spain to drop to eight place and just ahead of ninth-place Chile.Top 5 Bundesliga players to watch during the weekend Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 11, 2019 With the international activity cooling down for the next month, we go back to the Bundesliga’s Top 5 players to watch next weekend.The German…Tunisia and Uruguay have both experienced big jumps in the latest rankings and are now placed in fourteenth and seventeenth places respectively, while England are in thirteenth position.FIFA RankingsGermany 1.533 pointsBrazil 1.384Belgium 1.346Portugal 1.306Argentina 1.254Switzerland 1.179France 1.166Spain 1.162Chile 1.146Poland 1.118Peru 1.106Denmark 1.054England 1.040Tunisia 1.012Mexico 1.008Colombia 989Uruguay 976Croatia 975Holland 969Italy 947(Data obtained by Mundo Deportivo)last_img read more

Villareal boss reflects on painful defeat

first_imgUnder-pressure Villarreal Coach Javi Calleja believes Sunday’s late defeat to Alaves was contentious because of a dubious foul.Javi Calleja’s men are fighting the drop after securing only nine points from ten league games to date this season one place ahead of La Liga’s relegation zone.“It hurts to lose when the points escape you at the end, it is painful” Calleja admitted to reporters after the game, as cited by Football Espana.Guiseppe Rossi, Villarreal, ItalyReport: Former United man Rossi almost went to Barca George Patchias – September 9, 2019 Former Manchester United starlet Giuseppe Rossi almost joined Barcelona.Currently without a club, and having trained most recently back at his old stomping ground of…“We thought we were on course for a good result and we have lost it, now we have to turn the page and refocus ahead of our game in the Copa del Rey.“We were focused entering this game and we knew it would be a matter of details against a rival who can do a lot of damage from set pieces, and in the end, the tie came down to a dubious foul.“We need to keep working and re-find the intensity we showed against Atletico Madrid and Rapid Vienna.”last_img read more


first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS, NOVEMBER 7, 2013- Just a few months since his resignation from LIME, Drexwell Seymour is now announcing the opening of a HLB TCI, located at Regent Village, Grace Bay on Providenciales. The new accounting company sees a merging of minds with Bahamian Philip Galanis of HLB Galanis & Co. The firm will provide a wide range of financial services including Accounting, Auditing, Business valuation and Consulting Services. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:last_img read more