NLCs new trades training facility officially opens at Dawson Creek campus

first_imgNLC offers several trades and apprenticeships programs, including aircraft maintenance engineering, electrician and power engineering. The new facility will house the carpenter, millwright, plumber, welding and wind-turbine maintenance programs.“Students, their families, local employers and community in the northeast are going to benefit from the new trades training centre in Dawson Creek,” said Melanie Mark, B.C.’s Minister of, Skills and Training. “The new facility that officially opens today means students can stay close to family and their community, without having to travel outside of the region. It’s also equipping those students with hands-on experience to begin their career and help us build the best B.C.”The project includes construction of a 3,995 square-metre trades building that connects to the main building of the Dawson Creek campus via an indoor walkway. Replacing several old structures previously used by the college for trades training, the new building also provides physical capacity for up to 96 new full-time-equivalent spaces – which is a 33 percent increase.$14.6 million in funding was provided through the Government of Canada’s Post-Secondary Institutions Strategic Investment Fund and $16.4 million was provided by the Province of British Columbia. The remaining $3.4 million was provided by NLC and donors.Investments through the Post-Secondary Institutions Strategic Investment Fund are being used to modernize facilities at Canadian universities and colleges, as well as improve the energy efficiency of these facilities and reduce their impact on the environment.“This new facility is a state-of-the-art learning centre that will provide training opportunities in skilled trades for residents of northeastern British Columbia,” said Bryn Kulmatycki, president and CEO of Northern Lights College. “Northern Lights College is a training centre of choice that serves the needs of students and industry throughout our region and beyond for generations to come.” DAWSON CREEK – Advanced Education Minister Melanie Mark was in Dawson Creek today to join students from Northern Lights College for the grand opening ceremony of the college’s new trades training facility.The new facility was built over the past two years at a cost of $34.4 million and opened for classes in September.Mark said that the new facility is providing students with hands-on learning using industry-standard equipment to gain the tools and skills necessary for a career in the skilled trades.last_img read more

AAP’s mega campaign for LS polls launched; full statehood to Delhi is central theme

first_imgNew Delhi: The ruling AAP in Delhi launched its mega campaign for Lok Sabha polls, with full statehood as its central theme, staging a protest near BJP headquarters here over the issue on Sunday. The Lok Sabha election will decide the fate of the country and also of Delhi, which was badly hurt during the “dictatorship” of the BJP-led dispensation at the Centre, said AAP convener Gopal Rai. AAP volunteers and its frontal organisations protested near BJP headquarters on the Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Marg, demanding the party to clear its stand on full statehood to Delhi. Also Read – Bangla Sahib Gurudwara bans use of all types of plastic items AAP will stage a similar protest outside Congress headquarters on Akbar Road on the issue on Monday. Rai said the people of Delhi were eagerly awaiting the announcement of the Lok Sabha election dates, and added it will give them relief from the “autocracy” of the Modi government and its policies. “Full statehood is the only way to end the autocracy of the Centre. It is central theme of AAP’s mega election campaign because we feel it is the only way to speed up development work in Delhi,” he said at a press conference. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murder The party has designed a three-tier campaign in the first phase of which 1,000 teams will go door to door, covering seven Lok Sabha constituencies divided into 560 zones, and distribute the Delhi chief minister’s letter to people on full statehood. Besides, 20 ‘Mini Prachar Rath’ in each constituency will tour localities screening CM Arvind Kejriwal’s speeches on LED screens, playing the party’s election song written and sung by North East Delhi candidate Dilip Pandey. In the second phase, all AAP legislators will hold extensive campaigning in their constituencies. They will together hold around 1,500 street meetings. Apart from this, the party is also preparing extensive campaigning through rallies by Kejriwal. In the third phase of campaigning, AAP will field “star campaigners” in rallies and street meetings, Rai said. The AAP will also force Congress and BJP to clear their stand on full statehood by holding regular ‘gherao’ of leaders and offices of the two parties, he added.last_img read more

Youth shot dead by rival gang

first_imgGhaziabad: A 22-years-old youth succumbed to bullet injuries during treatment at a hospital in Delhi after he was shot during a feud between two groups on Monday in Tronica city area of Ghaziabad. Cops said that the victim was referred to a hospital in Delhi where he died on Tuesday morning. According to police, the deceased identified as Badal, was shot around 2 pm on Monday by his rival gang members. Cops added that Badal was shot when he was sitting at his cousin brother Pankaj’s RO water plant in Rampark area. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murder”Victim’s kin have alleged Sachin Khari, Atul Dheda and Deepak, all natives of Rampark area, to have barged into their water plant and started vandalising the office. Badal, Pankaj and their two other friends tried to oppose them, following which Sachin opened fire on them which hit Badal in his abdomen and he was rushed to a nearby hospital where doctors referred him to higher medical Center in delhi” said Dharmendra Singh, in-charge, Tronic city police station.last_img read more

EC seeks report from DM on Nashkar’s controversial remarks

first_imgKolkata: Election Commission has sought a report from the District Magistrate of East Midnapore on the derogatory statement of BJP candidate from Tamluk, Siddhartha Nashkar.During an election campaign in Tamluk, Nashkar allegedly made some derogatory remarks on Friday and allegedly urged the BJP workers to beat up other party activists. Following the incident, various political parties moved to the Commission demanding action against the BJP candidate from Tamluk. The office of the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) in the state sought a detailed report from the DM and also the video of the election rally. The Election Commission will examine the video footages of the BJP candidate. They will take a decision after going through the video. It may be mentioned that many BJP candidates have courted controversy in the recent past for their derogatory remarks and it seems to continue unabated. BJP’s Basirhat candidate Sayantan Basu, Dilip Ghosh contesting the elections from Midnapore, Babul Supriyo contesting from Asansol had been under the scanner of the Election Commission for triggering controversies. It may also be mentioned here that some polling personnel from Birbhum have urged the Election Commission to keep an eye on Anubrata Mondal, Trinamool Congress president of the district, on the day of elections as they fear that Mondal may try to intimidate voters.last_img read more

Indian ‘yoga guru’ held in Oz for assaulting two women

first_imgMelbourne: A self-proclaimed spiritual leader from India has been arrested and remanded in custody in Australia for allegedly assaulting two women who invited him to their homes for prayers in Sydney. Anand Giri, 38, was arrested from the western suburb of Oxley Park in Sydney early on Sunday and was subsequently charged with two counts of committing an act of indecency on two women on separate occasions, the Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) news website reported. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince Salman ‘snubbed’ Pak PM Imran, recalled his private jet from US: ReportHe was due to fly overseas on Monday after completing a six-week spiritual teaching tour. According to the New South Wales police, the man attended a house in Rooty Hill to participate in Hindu prayers on New Year’s Day in 2016 where he met a 29-year-old woman and allegedly assaulted her in a bedroom. “While in the bedroom of the home, the man has allegedly indecently assaulted the woman,” police said in a statement. It was also alleged that the accused man also attended a home in Rooty Hill in 2018 where he met a 34-year-old woman in the lounge room of the home for prayers and indecently assaulted her. Also Read – Iraq military admits ‘excessive force’ used in deadly protestsPolice said that officers from Mt Druitt Police Area Command were notified and commenced investigations. After being denied bail over concerns that “more women victims could be at risk if released”, he was remanded in custody. He will appear at Mt Druitt Local Court on June 26. Both the complainants were known to the ‘yogi’, police said. Giri hails from Allahabad in Uttar Pradesh. According to his website, the primary objective of his life is to “provide life solutions to people and to be a change agent in the society”. He organises several spiritual teaching lessons and yoga classes throughout the year in India and abroad. He is a graduate and is currently pursuing his doctorate in Yoga Tantra, according to his website.last_img read more

These Players Crash the Wimbledon Party the Hard Way

Jimmy Wang doesn’t have Roger Federer’s seven Wimbledon titles; Wang doesn’t even have five wins in the Wimbledon main draw. But the Taiwanese tennis player has accomplished something Federer won’t ever touch: Five times over the past decade, Wang has qualified for Wimbledon.The four Grand Slam tournaments are the tentpoles of the tennis calendar, the times when casual fans notice the sport and its stars. Before each Grand Slam, there is another tournament, giving players whose ranking isn’t high enough to make it directly into the draw another way in. They play before tens or hundreds of spectators who usually get in free, not thousands of paying fans. Wimbledon’s qualifying tournament isn’t even at Wimbledon; it’s at the Bank of England Sports Centre in Roehampton, another southwest London neighborhood 3 miles away.Most young players see qualifiers as a necessary but not fun rite of passage until they rise in the rankings and don’t need to get in the hard way. But some players, like Wang, find that injuries or other setbacks keep them on the sport’s periphery for most or all of their careers. Few keep coming back to qualifying tournaments for a decade. Still fewer are as successful as Wang at this second tier of Grand Slam tennis. They are the statistical outliers, the best strivers in major tennis. And they don’t all love the distinction.“This year, it feels great” to qualify, said Gilles Muller, a 31-year-old from Luxembourg, in an interview last week at Roehampton after qualifying for Wimbeldon, the fifth Grand Slam of his career, more than 10 years after the first time. Muller had to go through qualifying because he missed the last seven months of last year with an elbow injury, and his ranking slipped. “I hope it will be my last qualies,” he said.Repeatedly qualifying for Grand Slam tournaments, as Wang and a handful of others have done, is so rare because players who are good enough to qualify typically either don’t have to or are too good to have to keep doing it. Federer never qualified for a Grand Slam tournament. Neither did Rafael Nadal. Andy Murray did, once, and Novak Djokovic did three times. They last qualified in 2005, soon after each turned 18.Grand Slam qualifiers have to win three matches in a 128-player draw. The 16 who do usually are the ones whose rankings — based on the last 52 weeks of play — understate how good they are, perhaps because they missed time to injury or are too young to have played many events. Generally, their rankings will catch up with their level and they won’t need to qualify anymore.When it doesn’t, injury often is the reason. Wang had two surgeries after suffering an injury to his right wrist in 2006. He ended up missing three years at an age when most of his peers were climbing the rankings. “I almost stopped,” Wang said in an interview last week. “I realized life is short.”At age 29, he’s back to a level good enough to qualify, as he’s done for the past three years at Wimbledon. Wang has qualified for majors seven times overall, tied for 10th in the Open era, according to data provided by Jeff Sackmann of Tennis Abstract.After Wang’s win, well-wishers posed with him for dozens of photos — many of them next to the scoreboard, many selfies. One woman had been watching Wang try to qualify for Wimbledon since his very first successful attempt, in 2004. Wang said he was “very excited.” He had no idea this was No. 7 for him, but sees no shame in it. “One thousand players try to get into the top 100,” Wang said of pro tennis. “They have the same goal. They have the same dream.”Denis Kudla, one of the thousand, qualified later on Thursday, the fifth time he’d done so at a major. He is just 21 years old. “I’m proud of that,” Kudla said — it meant he’d earned his place. (He went on to win his first-round match at Wimbledon on Tuesday against Marsel Ilhan.)Kudla’s fellow American, Ryan Harrison, qualified with a win on the adjacent court. Harrison was proud, too. He said he enjoyed the “fantastic” feeling of qualifying and going into a tournament on a three-match winning streak. However, he added, “I’m very determined for this to be my last qualifying.” Three years ago, he got his ranking high enough to enter Grand Slams directly. Since then, his ranking has slipped. “To say I can’t do it at 22, when I did it at 19, is kind of crazy,” he said.Harrison admires players like Wang but sets himself apart from them. “You have a ton of respect for those guys. I’ve always believed success is relative to your God-given ability,” Harrison said. On the other hand, he added, “I’ve always had a ton of belief in my ability.” (Harrison lost in the first round at Wimbledon on Monday, after getting his usual tough draw.)He has a point about the top of the qualifying leaderboard. None of the nine Open-era players who qualified for more majors than Wang ever reached the top 25 in the rankings or played in a Grand Slam semifinal.If Wang doesn’t ever qualify for a Grand Slam again, he’ll hope it’s because he got his ranking into the top 100 and didn’t need to. He took the first step Monday: The five-time co-champion of Wimbledon’s annual pre-tournament tournament won just his fourth career main-draw match, 6-3, 6-3, 6-2 over Alejandro Gonzalez. read more

Gordon wants Celtic to build momentum

first_imgThe Bhoys won against Norway’s Rosenborg in the UEFA Europea League and this winning momentum can bring them a good match against KilmarnockCeltic F.C. sits second in the Scottish Premier League standings.The team has won three times, tied once and lost only one time.And for goalkeeper Craig Gordon, the victory against Norway’s Rosenborg in the UEFA Europa League should push the team for a better performance against Kilmarnock.“Absolutely. That is exactly what we were talking about in the dressing room,” he told The Sports Mole.Mikey Johnston, CelticJohnston is disappointed after being injured Manuel R. Medina – September 11, 2019 Celtic winger Mikey Johnston was disappointed to miss Scotland Under 21 national team’s victories over San Marino and Croatia, and he hopes he can return to play soon.“That was a great start in this group phase for us and it is now up to us to take that forward into Sunday and try to get a win at Kilmarnock.”“It is always tough there, a change of surface as well so we have to recover over the next few days and we will prepare on a similar surface to try to get used to it and we will go there with a game plan and try to win it,” he said.“It was probably not our best performance of the season [against Rosenborg] but we kept going, got a good goal at the end and deserved the three points.”“We created most of the chances in the game. I don’t think we conceded a shot on target and to eventually get the win and the three points is a huge start for us,” he added.last_img read more

Pressure is constant at PSG Thomas Meunier

first_imgFor the Paris Saint-Germain defender believes his side is doing great things in the French Ligue 1 and can just get better in the futureThomas Meunier has been with French Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain since 2016.The defender has scored five goals in 46 matches played with the team.And now, he is part of a squad that has a nine-match perfect run in the league and is feeling the pressure.“Pressure is constant at a club like Paris Saint-Germain. It’s a big club, a big city… All eyes are on us,” he told the team’s official website.PSG, Neymar, Ligue 1PSG ultras sent a warning letter to Neymar Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Brazilian superstar Neymar might play today his first game of the season for Paris Saint-Germain and the team’s ultras have warned him.“Here, you have to handle the pressure. It’s becoming a habit. You quickly get used to it. Pressure? You must try not to feel it and think about what people will think if you make a mess of a pass. You have to feel the pressure in relation to yourself.”“I can get annoyed with a teammate for a bad pass and then congratulate him five seconds later for a successful one. It’s just nervous tension, which is normal on the pitch, the desire to do well, that everything works,” he explained.“It’s the spirit of competition, always trying to find the right solution. Having said that, not everything can be perfect, it’s almost impossible.”“In a team like ours, you can allow yourself to ask a little more than in another because there are some very talented players here who have more quality,” he concluded.last_img read more

Rooney admits missing Manchester United

first_imgThe legendary Red Devils striker is back again in town for a final goodbye in the English national team, but he talked to his old club before his last matchManchester United’s footballer legend Wayne Rooney has admitted he misses his former club in the English Premier League.“Of course you miss it,” Wayne told the club’s official website.“It was the highlight of my career, playing for Man United and I was there for so long. But it was the right time.”Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“I wasn’t playing, first of all. I have always been a player who wants to play. Obviously, I spoke to the manager and it didn’t look like I was going to play, so it was the right decision and the right time for me to go,” he added.“Obviously, you wish, the ideal situation was staying there and finishing your career there, but football changes. Different things happen and things happen for a reason.”“I left with great memories. I had a new opportunity to go and play in the States,” he commented.“I had a great time at United, though, and again I am looking forward to going back and seeing a few of my team-mates, and a few friends from the staff who I have made along the way.”last_img read more

Pulisic Im 100 committed to helping Dortmund with title bid

first_imgChristian Pulisic will continue to give his all for Borussia Dortmund, despite sealing a €64m transfer to ChelseaThe 20-year-old forward will remain at Dortmund until the end of the season as the club bid to win their first Bundesliga title since 2012.Currently, Lucien Favre’s side holds a six-point advantage over reigning champions Bayern Munich and will return to action on January 19 away to RB Leipzig.In a lengthy letter, Pulisic bid goodbye to Dortmund and paid tribute to the club for everything they’ve for him after completing his move to Chelsea.“Liebe Borussen, It is with a heavy heart that I announce that I will be entering my final months at (y)our world-famous club,” Pulisic wrote on Twitter.“It feels like only yesterday that I arrived in Dortmund as a raw, excited, very nervous but exceptionally proud 16-year-old from a small American town called Hershey. I had no idea what lay ahead but I soon discovered that as a young Schwarzgelben, I would be in the best possible hands.“I would not be where I am today without the club and their belief in giving young players a chance. It’s been an honour and a dream to pull on the black-and-yellow in front of the Sudtribune!DORTMUND, GERMANY – SEPTEMBER 26: Christian Pulisic #22 of Borussia Dortmund controls the ball during the Bundesliga match between Borussia Dortmund and 1. FC Nuernberg at Signal Iduna Park on September 26, 2018 in Dortmund, Germany. (Photo by Maja Hitij/Bongarts/Getty Images)“Many, many memorable moments stand out – to have experienced all of them before my 20th birthday still feels, at times, like a dream. I would like to thank all those coaches who I have played under and who gave me these opportunities.“And to my amazing team-mates throughout the years: You took me in as a young boy, shared your experience with me, helped me to develop and grow into a professional footballer. For this I sincerely thank you.Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.“To our unbelievable fans: It’s been a privilege to stand with you on the Sudtribune and to experience how you support your heroes. I feel honoured to have been able to make the trip from being a supporter, to being supported. You have taken me in as one of your own. Thank you.”After thanking Dortmund’s sporting director Michael Zorc and chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke for allowing him to join Chelsea, Pulisic confirmed he will continue to give 100% for the club.Pulisic added: “But for the next six months, it’s all BVB! Please do not doubt my passion, determination and my 100 per cent commitment to the team right until the last ball is kicked this season.“We all feel that this is ‘our year’ and we are determined to achieve the best possible results in all competitions.“Heja BVB! Christian #22”Liebe Borussen 🖤💛 (🇺🇸🇬🇧) pic.twitter.com/nAKgF1sHdI— Christian Pulisic (@cpulisic_10) January 2, 2019last_img read more