11 Jan
2020

Peace River Regional District issues evacuation order and new alert

first_imgKitt Road, Evergreen Road, and Letkiman Avenue — North Peace SAR (@NorthPeaceSAR) May 16, 2016There are 136 civic addresses under the evacuation order.  Here is the map of the area.Evacuation Order May 15Evacuation Order May 15Here is the area now under an evacuation alert.Advertisement NPSAR has been tasked by the RCMP tonight to deliver evacuation orders to residents around the Beatton fire area. https://t.co/MdSMJhvWL3Advertisement East from the junction of the Prespatou Road and Buick Creek Road to the Beatton River, south along the Beatton River to just south of the 264 Road, west along the 264 to just east of the Prespatou Road and then north to the junction of the Prespatou Road and Buick Creek Road.Includes all properties on the following roads:264 Road east of the Prespatou Road269 Road, 267 Road, 263 Road and 259 Road off of the 264 Road266 Road, 268 Road, 270 Road off of the Rose Prairie Road267 Road, 269 Road and Bergen Road off of the Rose Prairie RoadBerrensheim Road off of Bergen RoadThere are 95 civic addresses under the evacuation alert.  Here is a map of the evacuation alert area.Evacuation Alert May 15, 2016Evacuation Alert May 15, 2016Here is a map as of 9:30 p.m. Sunday May 15 that shows the location of the two fires and the evacuation order and the evacuation alerts that are now in place.The PRRD has released this map that shows the location of both fires and the areas under an evacuation order and an evacuation alert. This map is current as of 9:30 p.m.The PRRD has released this map that shows the location of both fires and the areas under an evacuation order and an evacuation alert. This map is current as of 9:30 p.m.Advertisement FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. –   The Peace River Regional District has issued a new evacuation order and changed the existing evacuation order for the Beatton Airport Road Fire.All residents that have been evacuated are asked to check in at the North Peace Arena.  Or you can call 250-794-3310.Firefighters experienced increased fire activity on Sunday after a cold front moved into the area causing winds to increase.  We are waiting for more information on the fire, that should come after 9 p.m. Sunday.- Advertisement -Here is the area under an evacuation order:From approximately Mile 77 on the Alaska Highway where it meets Kitt Road, northwest approximately 9 km and then northeast to junction of the Beatton Airport Road and Aitken Creek Road, east along the Buick Creek Road to the Prespatou Road, south along the Prespatou Road to just south of the 264 Road and generally west to the Alaska HighwayIncluding all properties along the following roads:Prespatou Road from just south of the junction with the 264 Road to just north of the Buick CreekRoadBuick Creek Road from Prespatou Road to Beatton Airport RoadFrom approximately 8km on the Beatton Airport Road to the junction with Aitken Creek RoadMuseum Road, Museum Way, Rodeo Road, Wurzburger Avenue, Otto Avenue and Elevator RoadBlueberry Res Road and Carter Road off of the Buick Creek Road272 Road off of the Prespatou Road277 Road off of the 272 Road277 Road and 281 Road off of the 264 Road264 Road off of the 279 Roadlast_img read more

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27 Dec
2019

Law loophole means Donegal slot machines can only pay out 63 cent

first_imgA loophole in the law means that gamblers in Co Donegal playing hundreds of slot machines can only win up to 63 cent.Licenses for almost 600 machines at two amusement arcades were granted at a recent sitting of Buncrana District Court. However, because the licenses are operating under old laws they cannot accept a bet of more than 3c and cannot pay out any more than 63c.The owner of Star Amusements in Buncrana and Blackthorn Amusements in Bridgend, businessman Colm O’Donnell, applied for the licences.While there were no Garda or Fire Officer objections, a solicitor representing the Donegal Association against Gambling Machines objected to the application.Solicitor Ms. Maureen Gallagher said gambling has a profound effect on the local community and they were concerned about how they were being run and they wanted to question the director of the company, Mr. O’Donnell.Solicitor for the arcades, Elizabeth O’Donnell said her client was making the application for gaming machines following resolutions passed by councillors from the Inishowen Municipal District last March.She said all aspects of the application had been complied with and the objectors, while she acknowledged they were entitled to object, were not party to the application.She said Mr. O’Donnell was a well-known businessman, who kept his premises in good condition, had never been disqualified and the Gardaí had no issue with him.Mr O’Donnell said he had been working in the arcade business in Inishowen for more than 40 years and he welcomed recent changes to the legalisation Donegal County Council.He admitted that he currently has gaming machines in situ on his premises in Bridgend and Buncrana but that his machines do not currently pay out cash and operate on a credit basis.Mr. O’Donnell told the court they had been previously operating on an amusement licence but the Revenue Officials visited their premises and told them to get a different licence.“The Revenue audited us, and told us to get gaming licences. They took a few machines away until we got our licence up to date. We’re just following their instructions,” he said.Solicitor Ms. O’Donnell said her client had no gaming licence until last week’s court date but that they were applying to the court ‘at the first opportunity’ to get the new licence, which is now available to them.However, Judge Kelly queried how the businesses were operating for the last 40 years if the law was only changed by Donegal County Council in March.“Why would the court grant a licence to someone who admits to operating for years without one?” Judge Kelly asked.“I’ve been driving past these places for nine years – there is about three in Bridgend alone – and I always wonder what goes on in there. Now I’m being told that up until March they have operating illegally – it seems they are seeking forgiveness rather than permission.”Solicitor Ms.Gallagher, claimed they were operating illegally saying “They were uncontrolled and operating illegally.”However, Ms. O’Donnell argued there was ‘an unofficial amnesty’ and that they were ‘no different’ to any other arcade in the country.She disagreed with the assumption that Star and Blackthorn had been operating illegally, but accepted that they did not have a licence for the machines until now.Judge Kelly asked Mr. O’Donnell how the machines operated and what was the maximum stakes and winnings involved.He said people could put in 10p or 20p or a pound and they could ‘get two back’ However he said if you get ‘five sevens you could win 50 pound’.Ms. Gallagher said the current Gaming and Lotteries Act 1956 stated that the maximum stake was 2.5c and the reward was to be no more than 50c.She argued that anyone doing anything different was ‘obviously operating illegally’.Ms. O’Donnell said the law around gaming machines was old and outdated and currently until review by the Government.Mr. O’Donnell said the Bill was currently before the Seanad and due to be updated. He said they are lobbying to have the Bill amended and the regulations changed.Judge Kelly said this Bill will take some time to come in and currently they are constrained by the act as it stands.He granted the licences to Mr. O’Donnell, for a period of 12 months, with the condition that any stake should not be more than 3c and no one should win more than 63c.Law loophole means Donegal slot machines can only pay out 63 cent was last modified: June 7th, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:buncranaColm O’Donnellcourtgaming machinesInishowenlawpayoutlast_img read more

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21 Dec
2019

Corning boys fall to Hamilton in penalty kicks

first_imgCorning >> The Corning boys had their hands full at home Tuesday against Hamilton and ultimately suffered a loss after the game ended knotted at 1 then went into overtime, followed by penalty kicks, which ended 5-4 in favor of the Braves.“They played their hearts out,” said Cardinals coach Victor Torres. “Hamilton’s a good rival. They have a good program over there. We never quit, though. I’m a proud coach.” Hamilton kept control of the ball early and often, allowing little time for Corning …last_img

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19 Dec
2019

Can Science Study Demonology?

first_imgOne cannot make predictions about what a mind will do. Secular scientists mock belief in angels and demons, but they have their own occult beliefs.Science cannot study what it doesn’t believe is real. Secular cosmologists believe dark matter and dark energy are real, but cannot see them. They believe angels and demons are unreal, but then have to account for things that defy natural explanations. Let’s see how they do.The Demon of School ShootingsNikolas Cruz, the suspect accused of killing 17 in the Parkland school shooting last year, says that a demon told him to “burn, kill, and destroy” before he went on his killing rampage. He said he heard voices in his head encouraging violence, and also accusing him that he was “nobody” that deserved to die. In a video interview just released, he repeatedly slaps himself and appears to be talking to the voice in his head. Time Magazine reports some of the conversation between Cruz and investigator John Curcio who tried to understand the ‘voice’ the suspect claims he was hearing. Cruz never changed his story.Curcio asked what the voice told him.“Burn. Kill. Destroy,” Cruz responded.“Burn, kill, destroy what?” the detective asked.“Anything,” Cruz responded.He told Curcio that he had to fight the voice from taking over, that it was always bad. Curcio questioned that, asking how it could always be bad if Cruz had held down a job at a discount store for two years.“The voice is in here,” he said, apparently pointing to his head. “And then it’s me. It’s just regular me trying to be a good person.” Curcio said everyone has a good and bad side.“Do they really?” Cruz said.He said the voice tried to get him to shoot people at a park a week earlier. Or maybe it was three. Cruz couldn’t remember exactly, but he didn’t want to do it. Curcio asked why he didn’t.“I … I don’t know,” he said.Videotapes of Cruz in his cell alone show him repeatedly slapping himself, and apparently arguing with the voice.  ABC News obtained release of the interview and reports what Cruz said about the voice.Cruz’s statements about the shooting are blacked out, but the transcript is otherwise wide-ranging, dealing with the death of Cruz’s parents, his penchant for killing animals, his former girlfriend, his brother, guns, suicide attempts and, especially, the voice. He told Curcio the voice appeared after his father died about 15 years ago but got worse after his mother died of pneumonia in November.Cruz described the voice as a male, about his age, and said the only person he ever told about it was his brother.The investigator told Cruz he didn’t believe the voice exists, “but Cruz insisted it was there and said he wanted to see a psychiatrist.”So what is “really” going on? Secularists, who deny the existence of demons from the outset, call it “mental illness” or give it a psychiatric label. But does that really ‘explain’ a case like this? Maybe the ‘voice’ is a phantom that Nikolas conjured up in his mind through years of fantasizing. Whatever it was, either his own mind or that of another, though, it was a mind bent on evil. It wanted to burn, kill, and destroy.The Science of DivinationChristian apologists have long warned against giving Satan an opening. Calling on spirits for knowledge or wisdom invites demonic forces to oppress or possess a person. They have long warned of using divination tools like the Ouija Board; divination of any kind is also strongly forbidden in the Bible. There have been many testimonies of users of the Ouija Board who felt very spooked when they asked the board a question, then the board spelled out messages that they felt were not under their control, even as their hands held the planchette (a tool with a lens that shows letters being displayed).What does ‘science’ say about this phenomenon? Denying spiritual activity from the outset, researchers look for other, less ‘occult’ explanations. Thomas Hoffman of Science Nordic, for instance, purports to explain ‘How Ouija Boards Really Work’ (see article in Medical Xpress). With one example, he defiantly declares that it’s a group mental phenomenon by the users who ask a deceased person, “How did you die?”One or more participants sit across from each other with their fingers on a glass. Around the glass are numbers and letters. A spirit is summoned, you ask questions, and the glass begins to move from one letter to the next to spell out the response:“K-N-I-F-E”Perhaps you were absolutely certain that it was not you who moved the glass, and everyone else had the same feeling. So who did? A ghost?Alright, so here comes the breaking news: No, it was not a spirit. It was you! Or rather, it was you and your friends that unconsciously collaborated to select the letters.All that Hoffman has done is transfer the mental causation from one mind to another. He cannot explain their minds, let alone his own, but he can see the users’ bodies. Something in their minds, he infers, explains the response of the board better than proposing disembodied spirits. Whatever his reasoning, it was non-physical: it was conscious or unconscious mental activity.And yet how can he be so certain? That’s the trouble with demons. As C.S. Lewis proposed in his classic, The Screwtape Letters, one of the demons’ most important jobs is to get people to disbelieve in them. Somebody else, or something else, causes the phenomenon under study. Secular science has bought into this with gusto. Skeptics societies carry on a vigorous practice debunking psychic phenomena: table turners, levitators, faith healers and the like. They usually succeed very well showing how the tricks are done. It would be a logical fallacy, however, to extrapolate from “these phenomena are fake” to “all spirits are fake.”The demons would love science to believe that, wouldn’t they?Another study of Ouija Board use showed that use of the ‘controversial’ device with autistic patients does not work (see Medical Xpress). Researchers concluded that this, and other methods of ‘facilitated communication’ produce answers directed subconsciously by the facilitator. Trying to recover ‘lost memories’ of sexual abuse with FC (facilitated communication) has led to false accusations that have landed innocent people in jail:“I understand how difficult it may be for some facilitators to change their belief system. There is a lot at stake: people’s careers, reputations, connections with their family member or client. Nonetheless, I urge practicing facilitators to take a long, hard look at their own behavior. Voice doubts. Pursue testing outside the FC [facilitated communication] community,” wrote Janyce in 2012, 20 years after the charges against Betsy’s family were dropped.She adds, “we cannot erase the damage we have caused by our actions, but we can take responsibility for our part in perpetuating the myth of FC. It is time to put a stop to this practice that adversely affects the very people we set out to protect.”Once again, however, the demons could be dancing gleefully over being exposed as unreal. They just got the facilitator to falsely accuse the family member, leading to the outcome they wanted all along: burn, kill, destroy. Science explains it all. Evil isn’t real; it isn’t spiritual. It’s just patterns of behavior that evolved by natural selection. It made the facilitator fool herself into believing a lie, and causing harm to an innocent victim. The scientist got the real demon’s prize: getting secular science to deny the existence of evil and spirit. Atoms move by undirected forces. Stuff happens, because there is no Master Architect of the universe.In the documentary Alien Intrusion, CMI shows that people who see UFOs are people who dabbled in the occult. By one way or another, victims of perverse cases of alleged visitations and abductions remembered giving permission for demons to enter their thinking at some point. The UFOs were never physically real; we know that, because they counter all we know about matter and energy. The visions of them, and the experiences with the aliens, however, were very real to those affected by visitations, many of whom were not even seeking any kind of experience like that. Some of the experiences these people suffered were extremely frightening and debilitating. When they came to Jesus Christ and asked for protection, the visitations stopped. You dare not play around with demonic spirits.Demonology and angelology are difficult subjects in the Bible that require careful study. God wants us to focus on Him, not on lesser spirits. What are Christ followers to make of the fact that some evil spirits caused blindness, deafness, epilepsy and other physical diseases that Christ cured by casting out the demons? It’s important to notice that not all cases of healing involved the demonic. It appears that demon-possessed disabilities constituted a small fraction of the ailments Christ healed. Conversely, some who were freed from demonic possession looked perfectly healthy beforehand. It would be a grave mistake to attribute all cases of epilepsy, for instance, to demonic possession or oppression. Some Christians have done great harm (witch burnings, etc.) by taking actions against alleged demonic forces by their own power. When physical causes for disease are known, physical cures are to be preferred. Demonic power should only be considered in the rare cases that have no physical explanation, as in the case of the Book of Job. Jesus, of course, had the omniscience to know the difference, and went to the true cause in each individual’s case. It’s mainly in the west where demons are ignored or treated skeptically. Missionaries to the far East and to pagan cultures often have firsthand experience with demon-possessed people that are quite alarming. For the intellectual west, demonic activity is most successful in false doctrines, such as in our modern godless scientific theories of origins (everything came about by a bang and warm little pond, with no intelligence involved). Religious cults that deny the lordship of Christ are other examples of Satan’s primary activity in today’s world. The cure for false teachings is God’s Word.If you want to understand demonology, look no further than Jesus Christ. He cast out demons, and gave that power to his disciples. The demons bowed before him, knowing who He was. They could not stand before the power of the Son of God, knowing that He was their judge. Even when it appeared they succeeded in having the crowds turn on Him and crucify Him, they could not keep Him in the tomb; when He arose, he triumphed over them finally and forever. In Christ, Satan is powerless to possess a Christ follower. That doesn’t mean that we should ever give him any opportunity, because Satanic forces can ‘oppress’ believers though not ‘possess’ anyone indwelt by God the Holy Spirit. Christ is the ‘word’ that triumphs over Satan, as Luther wrote in A Mighty Fortress Is Our God —And though this world, with devils filled,Should threaten to undo us,We will not fear, for God hath willedHis truth to triumph through us:The Prince of Darkness grim,We tremble not for him;His rage we can endure,For lo! his doom is sure,One little word shall fell him.That word above all earthly powers,No thanks to them, abideth;The Spirit and the gifts are oursThrough Him who with us sideth:Let goods and kindred go,This mortal life also;The body they may kill:God’s truth abideth still,His Kingdom is forever.(Visited 1,418 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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17 Dec
2019

Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast – January 19th, 2018

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest West-southwest winds will help temps climb today, and that moderating push holds through the weekend. . We see the entire state above freezing today and tomorrow and most of the state should be well above normal all weekend. Tomorrow, temps should do a little better than today, but still we fall short of last week’s thaw levels. We still look for a lot of snow melt in the coming daysClouds build for Sunday, but precipitation should be somewhat limited. Scattered light moisture should slowly overspread the state, particularly Sunday afternoon and evening. Spits, sprinkles and drizzle may amount to a few hundredths to .1” over 50% of the state, and the best chances will be over the northern half to third of Ohio. This will be enough to make for a bit of a damp feel, and to keep us from feeling warmer than Saturday. Our cold front finally arrives midday Monday and brings rain through midday Tuesday. We like rain totals of .25”-.75” with 90% coverage. These rains have been well advertised, and we are not moving away from our prior forecast here. Keep the umbrella handy. The map above shows potential rain totals through Tuesday evening.As cold air pushes into the state behind the frontal boundary, we think there will be a good deal of lake effect cloudiness possible for the balance of Tuesday and Tuesday night. The best chances for light snow will be seen over the eastern third of the state, and of course, most likely in far NE Ohio. Eastern locations can see a coating to an inch overnight Tuesday night, and northeast areas can see several more inches in the right conditions. Western areas likely see only a few flurries in the current set up. Cold air is in for the balance of Tuesday night right on through Thursday morning. However, southwest winds come back as we progress through next Thursday. From here forward, we are making a few subtle changes to our forecast this morning.The next front we are watching shows up overnight Thursday night into Friday with rains from .25”-.5” over about 80% of the state. Temps will be warm enough to produce all liquid precipitation in the heaviest high areas, but we have to watch for some rain-snow mix in the east during the overnight part of the storm evolution. , This is just the first wave of several to come. Very early Saturday morning we see a second wave bringing half to 1” rains to all of the state through the balance of Saturday. . This moisture comes in with mild temps still in place. Then, we have a third wave, complete with another low pressure center moving over the region for thelast_img read more

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27 Nov
2019

How hard is it to be a basketball player? Just take a look at June Mar Fajardo’s feet

first_imgPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting June Mar’s size 17 foot.While boxers have calloused and inflamed knuckles for using their hands too much, most basketball players have almost misshapen feet due to constant running, cutting, and jumping.It’s no different for four-time PBA MVP June Mar Fajardo, whose feet look like a size 17 version of Lotus Feet’s.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionBut if having an ugly foot is the price for being the best player of his generation in the PBA, and even of all time, then it’s a small price to pay. SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion LATEST STORIES 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño MOST READ SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Playing for Ginebra ‘both curse and blessing’ as crowd darlings race to prepare for opener MANILA, Philippines—Achieving superhuman feats of strength, speed, and stamina for elite athletes take a toll on a human body.There are countless sacrifices these players have to endure to be on top of their game, like having your feet go through the torture of the daily grind in basketball.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening View commentslast_img read more

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23 Oct
2019

Fifth MossType LNG Carrier Joins MISC Group

first_imgMalaysian shipowner MISC Group has taken delivery of Seri Cemara, the final of five MOSS-type liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers, from Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI).The 150,200 CBM LNG carrier joins its sister vessels Seri Camellia, Seri Cenderawasih, Seri Cempaka and Seri Camar on long-term charter to Petronas, Malaysia’s oil and gas corporation.The new generation of Seri C Class LNG carriers have the capability to call at all major LNG terminals worldwide as well as loading capability at floating LNG (FLNG) units, MISC said. “Petronas is committed to deliver a safe and reliable supply of energy. It is therefore of utmost importance that we have access to the most reliable, safe and operationally efficient fleet of LNG carriers to serve the needs of our customers worldwide,” Petronas President & Group CEO, Tan Sri Wan Zulkiflee Wan Ariffin, said at the naming ceremony.“The new generation of carriers is highly significant for MISC as we forge ahead in fulfilling our vision to consistently provide better energy-related maritime solutions and services. This project is especially meaningful as it represents our commitment to exceed the expectation of our customers, conducting our business in a responsible and sustainable manner, as well as in ensuring optimum value creation over time,” Chairman of MISC Dato’ Ab Halim said.The MOSS Type vessels have been built with an Integrated Hull Structure (IHS) which provides a continuous cover enclosure and shields four separate spherical tanks.The vessels are installed with pre-swirl duct and Propeller Boss Cap Fin (PBCF) that are able to provide around 4 percent energy savings at design draft, along with an X-twister rudder for improved maneuvering performance, according to MISC.Other green technology features of the vessel include the installation of the Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) system for the diesel generator to comply with the latest IMO Tier III requirement and the Ozone Ballast Water Treatment System. They will be powered by an Ultra Steam Turbine (UST) plant.The vessels, to be designated with ECO Notation, can operate entirely on LNG for full compliance with existing and impending Sulphur Emissions Control Area (SECA) regulations.The delivery of Seri Cemara brings the current number of MISC’s LNG fleet to 29 vessels.Image Courtesy: MISClast_img read more

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