Southern Entrance to Yellowstone Opens Friday

first_imgYELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. – The southern entrance to Yellowstone National Park opens on Friday.The National Park Service says opening the southern entrance will allow spring visitors from the Jackson area to visit Old Faithful and other attractions.The northern and western entrances to the park opened on April 15 and the eastern entrance opened May 6.The Park Service says spring visitors to the park should be prepared for cold temperatures, high winds and snow. Deep snow may make walking on trails difficult or impossible for several more weeks. Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox. Emaillast_img read more

Boxing: Anthony Joshua and Jarrell Miller come near BRAWL !!(VIDEO)

first_imgAdvertisement 4pbfrmNBA Finals | Brooklyn VsjebgjWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E6i( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 9oxw67Would you ever consider trying this?😱2il2Can your students do this? 🌚7k4tRoller skating! Powered by Firework Heavyweight Anthony Joshua faced off with Alexander Povetkin on Tuesday – only for Jarrell Miller to try to steal the show. Former Olympic champion Joshua had to square up to Miller during his meet with Povetkin after the American invaded the stage. Miller has wanted to face Joshua – who fights Povetkin in his seventh world title defense at Wembley Stadium on September 22.Advertisement Miller is ranked at number three with the IBF and WBA and remains a viable opponent for Joshua.Advertisement Joshua told Sky Sports: “This is where I’m at right now, I can’t sit down for too long because there’s always people clucking around me feet. I have got to kick them back down.“People talk about me and see me face-to-face and they still want to talk.Advertisement “I defend my titles in the ring time and time again. I just wont tolerate it out of the ring either.“Anyone is welcome to come and get the smoke as well. Firstly focus on Povetkin and you never know what the future holds.”Joshua holds three of the four major world titles – the IBF, WBA, and WBO – with Deontay Wilder’s WBC belt between him being undisputed heavyweight champion.He fights Povetkin as a mandatory bout but Wilder is the opponent he wants.VIDEO:BREAKING NEWS: ANTHONY JOSHUA AND JARRELL MILLER COME FACE 2 FACE BREAKING NEWS: pic.twitter.com/MTQHY2vTyf— Frankie Knuckles (@Knuckleuptv) July 17, 2018  Advertisementlast_img read more

Paris Saint-Germain’s faltering Champions League record

first_imgAdvertisement 8sc0NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs44vWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eyl( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 174bWould you ever consider trying this?😱sqyv7Can your students do this? 🌚foRoller skating! Powered by Firework Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain have been an absolute powerhouse in France, and their dominance in Europe is well known. Stellar performances week in, week out in the domestic leagues with a star-studded squad of world class players, the reigning champs in France – you name it and they have it; all but one – the UEFA Champions League. Advertisement Qatar-based enterprise Qatar Sports Investments (QSi) took over the Parisian club in 2011, and the takeover led to the Ligue 1 side becoming the most richest in France. Needless to say, their financial prowess is that of a notorious degree, as the club go on a spending spree almost every transfer window.While massive capitals is a great factor in modern football, PSG have a rather dismal record in Europe’s most prized competition.Advertisement The Paris side played in the Europa League when their new Qatari owners took over. Despite a great start they crashed out in the Round of 32.Next season 2012-13, Zlatan Ibrahimovic is accompanied by Lavezzi and Thiago Silva. PSG win the Ligue 1, and are eliminated on away goals after a 3-3 agg. in the quarter finals with Barcelona.Advertisement Following term, Marquinhos and Cavani join the band, win the Ligue 1 and Coupe de la Ligue and yet again crash out of UCL on identical terms against Chelsea.2014-15 saw them win the domestic treble but Barca see them out in the quarters after 5-1 agg. humiliation.Angel di Maria joins from Manchester United in 2015-16, and following yet another domestic treble, Manchester City show the French champs the exit door in the quarters after a 3-2 agg.Unai Emery takes over as manager from Laurent Blanc in 2016-17 as Ben Arfa, Meunier and Draxler are recruited while Zlatan departs for the MLS. The result? 2nd in Ligue 1, and a shock round of 16 exit handed over by Barca after failing to capitalize on a 4-0 first leg lead and slipping up 6-1 in the second.Neymar is bought for the 2017-18 campaign for a record €220m, and another domestic treble is in the bag. Another round of 16 exit in the Champions League, following a 5-2 agg. defeat against reigning European champs Real Madrid.This season, 20-year old prodigy is brought in for €180m, and PSG, while still strong on the road to another Ligue 1 title, falter yet again in the round of 16 in Europe against Manchester United, losing a 2-0 lead and exiting on away goals in a 3-3 agg. Advertisementlast_img read more

Lamar Men and Women Highlight NCAA South Central Regional

first_imgStephen F. Austin sophomore and Southland Male Newcomer of the Year Charles Mathenge finished the course in a time of 29:58 – roughly a 4:50 mile pace – to break his second school record of the season and capture a seventh-place finish. The Ol Kalou, Kenya, native also owns the school record in the 8K (23:42) after his runner-up performance at the Conference Championships on Nov. 3. Mathenge also earns a spot in the upcoming NCAA National Championship race and is a NCAA All-Region honoree. The NCAA Division I Cross Country Championship selection show will take place tomorrow afternoon at 2 p.m. CT, and will stream live on NCAA.com. Lamar freshman runner Minttu Hukka was the top Southland women’s finisher as she placed 14th in the 6K race with a time of 20:43.6 and took home NCAA All-Region honors. Hukka was named Southland Freshman and Athlete of the Year after winning the Conference Championship race on Nov. 3. Hukka was followed by teammate and first team all-conference selection Leigh Lattimore, who finished 17th in 20:52. Lamar’s Verity Ockenden, a first team all-conference selection, also finished in the top 25 with a time of 21:02.6. Lattimore and Ockenden each were NCAA All-Region honorees. FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The Lamar men’s cross country team finished third at the NCAA South Central Regional hosted by Arkansas Friday afternoon, while the Lamar women came in fourth. Lamar’s Sam Stabler and Stephen F. Austin’s Charles Mathenge each punched a ticket into the NCAA National Championships with their top-10 individual finishes at the regional race. Three Southland women’s runners placed in the top 25 and claimed NCAA All-Region honors, while Lamar had a fourth-place team finish. Southland runner-up Stephen F. Austin came in ninth, McNeese State 13th, Sam Houston State 15th, Houston Baptist 18th and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 19th. A total of ten Southland men’s and women’s runners earned NCAA All-Region honors after finishing in the top 25 of the NCAA Regional race. Lamar senior runner Sam Stabler, who was Southland Conference Male Athlete of the Year and league champion, ran the Agri Park 10K course in 29:35.9. Stabler ran a personal career best 10,000-meter time and claimed NCAA All-Region honors. The Leicester, England (Ratcliffe College), native finished third out of 152 total runners and 23 teams to earn a spot in the NCAA National Championships Nov. 22 in Terre Haute, Ind. Men’s ResultsWomen’s Results Lamar’s Jan Lukas Becker and Southland Male Freshman of the Year finished the race course 12th in a time of 30:09.6 and earned NCAA All-Region honors. Central Arkansas’ Jonathan Burgess came in 16th, Stephen F. Austin’s Cody Brown 19th, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi’s Philipp Baar 20th and Lamar’s Alex Dunbar 24th, each claiming a spot on the NCAA All-Region list. Seven Southland men’s runners finished in the top 25 and earned NCAA All-Region honors as Lamar and Stephen F. Austin had top-five team finishes. Lamar’s third-place finish was followed by Stephen F. Austin in fifth place. McNeese State men and Central Arkansas men finished ninth and 10th, while Texas A&M-Corpus Christi came in 13th, Sam Houston State 17th, and Houston Baptist 21st. A total of 31 teams compete as a team at the NCAA Division I Championships with 18 automatic bids from the top two teams at each regional, 13 bids are at-large. After teams have been determined, 38 additional individuals per gender are selected. After teams have been determined, 38 additional individuals per gender are selected to compete. From those teams not selected in the above process, the top four finishers at each regional are automatically selected but must have finished within the top 25 of the region. Two additional athletes will be selected from the remainder of the national pool as at-large individuals but must have finished in the regional top 25.last_img read more

Ontario will scrap cap and trade challenge Ottawas carbon tax Doug Ford

first_imgTORONTO – Doug Ford said Friday he will scrap Ontario’s cap-and-trade system and fight a federal carbon tax as soon as his Progressive Conservative cabinet is sworn in later this month because the measures hurt families and do nothing for the environment.To that end, the incoming premier said he will give notice of Ontario’s withdrawal from the carbon pricing market it shares with Quebec and California when he takes office on June 29.Ford, whose party won a majority of seats in last week’s election, said the government will provide clear rules for an “orderly wind down” of cap and trade, but did not specify when the legislature will be recalled to implement the bill needed to dismantle the system put in place by Kathleen Wynne’s Liberal government.“Today, I want to confirm that in Ontario the carbon tax’s days are numbered,” he said. “In fact, upon the swearing in of my new cabinet, at the top of our agenda the very first item will be to pass an order to cancel the Liberal cap-and-trade carbon tax.”Ford also said he would challenge the federal government’s rules requiring provinces to have carbon pricing in place.“I will (be) directing my attorney general to use all available resources, to use every power at the government’s disposal, we will officially challenge the federal government carbon tax on Ontario families,” he said. “Because the cap and trade and carbon tax does nothing for the environment.”During the spring election campaign, Ford’s team estimated challenging the federal carbon tax in court would cost taxpayers $30 million over four years.Environment Minister Catherine McKenna fired back, saying Ottawa is considering all options, including giving revenues from the carbon tax directly back to Ontario residents instead of the provincial government.“Climate change is real and its impacts do not stop with a change in government. Canadians expect us to take serious action to protect our environment and grow our economy,” McKenna said in a statement Friday evening.“Ontario’s premier-elect gave notice today that he is not interested in fighting climate change and is effectively withdrawing from Canada’s national climate change plan.”Eliminating cap and trade will help deliver on a campaign promise to cut gasoline prices by 10 cents per litre, Ford said, while adding that he was putting gas distributors “on notice” about price fluctuations ahead of holiday weekends.The cap-and-trade system aims to lower greenhouse gas emissions by putting caps on the amount of pollution companies in certain industries can emit. If they exceed those limits they must buy allowances at quarterly auctions or from other companies that come in under their limits.Ontario has made close to $3 billion in a series of cap-and-trade auctions since the system was introduced by the Liberals last year. Ford has consistently opposed carbon pricing and has come under fire for failing to explain how he would make up for the lost revenue.Trevor Tombe, an economist with the University of Calgary, said if Ford’s goal is to drive down gas prices he didn’t have to scrap the entire cap-and-trade system to achieve it. The Tories could have kept the program in place but exempted gas distributors who could have then lowered their prices by four or five cents.That combined with a cut to the provincial excise tax on fuel would lead to a 10-cent-per-litre cut at the pumps, he said.“Exempting fuel distributors would effectively turn cap-and-trade into a large emitter carbon pricing system,” he said.Tombe said there are no “insurmountable hurdles” that would keep Ontario from scrapping the system, but the government will need to address the billions in permits sold in previous auctions.“The money raised is earmarked for a number of spending initiatives,” he said. “The government could simply not proceed with those initiatives and instead return the money.”Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard said Friday that his position has not changed and that “the whole world is moving in this direction” to promote a carbon market or a tax to fight against climate change.“This is the fundamental measure. All the evidence is there,” he said, adding that Quebec would continue in the same direction as California.“It is believed that every Canadian province must make a visible and practical commitment to the fight against climate change.”The opposition parties expressed concern about the loss of revenue from cap and trade and the programs the money would have supported.“How will Mr. Ford replace the $1.9 billion per year that the cap-and-trade auction brings in for the province?” said NDP legislator Peter Tabuns. “Will he be making another $2 billion in cuts to programs Ontarians count on?”Ontario Green party Leader Mike Schreiner, who was elected to the legislature last week, said cancelling pollution pricing without a backup plan would send a signal to clean companies that the province is not open for business.“It is unfortunate to see Mr Ford’s sloganeering and back-of-the-napkin ideas continuing post-election,” he said.Environmental groups panned the move, calling it a bad idea for the environment and Ontario’s economy.“By abandoning action on climate change, Doug Ford is simply raising the extreme weather tax which is already wrecking homes, crops and public infrastructure,” said Keith Stewart, a senior energy strategist with Greenpeace Canada.last_img read more

Fort St John Council to get first look at 2019 Operating Budget

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Fort St. John City Council will get their first look at the 2019 Operating budget for the City of Fort St. John.The City of Fort St. John Operating budget covers the day to day operations of the City and doesn’t include capital projects like the new RCMP detachment or road and sewer upgrades.  The initial presentation to Council on Monday, Staff will present an operating budget of approximately $59 million.The report notes tax rates have decreased twice and remained unchanged twice in the last four years with tax revenue remaining the same from 2016 to 2018. Possible property tax changes from the report to Council.If Council decides to keep the tax rate the same as 2018, the City would receive $471,248 in additional revenue due to changes in property assessments.  If Council decides to use that scenario, that average residential property would actually see their property tax decrease by $20 for the year.Staff say one of the main issues is tax revenue has remained unchanged for three years, but the responsibilities of staff have increased.  The report goes onto say “some thought towards an increase in tax rate might be prudent to offset future human resources cost increases”.The full presentation and discussion will be held on Monday at 2 p.m. at the City of Fort St. John Council Chambers.last_img read more

Telecom gear mobile phone test deadline extended to Aug 1

first_imgNew Delhi: The government has once again extended the deadline for mandatory testing and certification of mobile phones and telecom equipment to August 1, 2019. Department of Telecom (DoT) had in 2012 for the first time fixed April 1, 2013 as the deadline for mandatory testing and certification of telecom equipment (MCTE), and has deferred it many times since then. “It has now been decided that certification of all telecom equipment under MCTE shall be mandatory with effect from August 1, 2019,” Telecom Engineering Centre (TEC), technical arm of DoT, said in a notice dated March 12. According to a previous order in September 2018, TEC said some of the equipment like wi-fi access points, satellite equipment, telephone instruments, etc, can be sold only after testing and obtaining certificate from authorised agencies from January 1, 2019.last_img read more

Prez presents gallantry awards to armed forces

first_imgNew Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday awarded two Kirti Chakras and and an equal number of Shaurya Chakras posthumously to soldiers who laid down their lives in Army operations in Jammu and Kashmir and the Northeast.In a rare occurrence, he also awarded a Shaurya Chakra to 16-year-old Irfan Ramzan Sheikh who thwarted a militant attack on his home in 2017. The Kirti Chakras were awarded to Sowar Vijay Kumar of the Armoured Corps and Constable Pradip Kumar Panda of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF). Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’The two died in two separate operations in Jammu and Kashmir. Rifleman Jaiprakash Oraon and Sepoy Ajay Kumar were awarded Shaurya Chakras for their role in counter terror operations in Manipur and Jammu and Kashmir respectively. Shaurya Chakras were also awarded to CRPF Deputy Commandant Kuldeep Singh Chahar, Major Pawan Kumar, Rifleman Rathva Lilesh Bhai, Naib Subedhar Anil Kumar Dahiya, CRPF Assistant Commandant Zile Singh, Havildar Jaweed Ahmad Bhat, Havildar Kul Bahadur Thapa, Lieutenant Colonel Arjun Sharma, Captain Abhay Sharma, Major Imliakum Keitzar, Major Rohit Lingwal and Lieutenant Colonel Vikrant Prasher for displaying gallantry during Army operations in the Northeast and Jammu and Kashmir. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KKirti Chakra is awarded for “conspicuous gallantry otherwise than in the face of the enemy” while Shaurya Chakra is awarded for “gallantry otherwise in the face of the enemy”. Kovind also awarded the Param Vishisht Seva Medal (PVSM) to 13 senior officers of the three armed forces. He presented the Uttam Yuddh Seva Medal (UYSM) to two Army officers, including Lieutenant General Anil Kumar Bhatt, currently the Director General of Military Operations (DGMO). Bhatt is also the general officer commanding (GoC) of Srinagar-based 15 corps, that takes care of anti-militancy operations in the Valley. Twenty-six officers of the three armed forces were also awarded Ati Vishisht Seva Medal. The PVSM is awarded to officers for “distinguished service of the most exceptional order”. The UYSM is awarded to officers for “distinguished service of an exceptional order during war/ conflict/ hostilities” while AVSM is conferred to armed forces personnel for “distinguished service of an exceptional order”.last_img read more

Shelter home case Court frames charges against 21 accused

first_imgNew Delhi: A Delhi court Saturday framed various charges, including criminal conspiracy to commit rape and penetrative sexual assault, against all accused persons in the Muzaffarpur shelter home sexual assault case. Additional Sessions Judge Saurabh Kulshreshtha put 21 accused on trial, saying there was prima facie enough evidence against them. Besides rape (376) and criminal conspiracy, the court also framed charges under various sections of the POCSO (Protection of Children from Sexual Offences) Act and other charges. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’ All the accused, who appeared before court, pleaded innocence and claimed trail. Brajesh Thakur, alleged mastermind and strongman in the case, was charged with serious charges under the POCSO Act, including Section 6 (aggravated sexual assault). The offence carries punishment of minimum 10 years and maximum of life imprisonment. All 20 accused were charged with criminal conspiracy to commit rape and penetrative sexual assault against minors. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&K The Court will hold trial for the offences of rape, sexual assault, sexual harassment, drugging of minors, criminal intimidation among other charges. Key accused Thakur and employees of his shelter home, as well as Bihar department of social welfare officials were charged with criminal conspiracy, neglect of duty, failure to report assault on the girls. The charges also included offence of cruelty to child under their authority, punishable under the Juvenile Justice Act. On February 7, the Supreme Court ordered authorities to transfer the case from Bihar to a Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) court in Saket District Court complex in Delhi, which would conclude the trial within six months by holding preferably day-to-day hearing. Several girls were allegedly raped and sexually abused at an NGO-run shelter home in Muzaffarpur, Bihar. The issue had come to light following a report by the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS).last_img read more