first_imgThe Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating a shooting that left one person dead in Greenacres.The incident was reported on Sunday just after 9 p.m. in the 1400 block of Summit Pines Blvd.Authorities say they received a call about a possible shooting and arrived to find the victim shot to death.Deputies are now working on finding a motivate and the shooter.If you have any information about this incident you are asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-458-TIPS.last_img

first_imgColumbia Basin Trust (CBT) Board member Kim Deane met with George Apel, Director of Biathlon BC and Director of the Hannah Creek Biathlon Society on Saturday, December 19 to announce a $60,000 grant toward the Society’s Hannah Creek Biathlon Enhancement Project.The project has seen the society expand trails, increase the number of lanes in the shooting range, establish a multi-sport stadium and acquire new equipment necessary to host national and international athletes for training, as well as competitions. Deane met with Apel during a BC Cup event, a competition that saw athletes come from across the province, Alberta and the United States. “We are happy to help the Hannah Creek Biathlon Society complete this enhancement project that will benefit Castlegar, Rossland and greater Trail as well as athletes from across the Basin as a regional service,” said Deane. Apel added that the Society was “extremely grateful for the support from Columbia Basin Trust,” and that they were eager to wrap-up the project with the anticipated arrival of the new equipment that the CBT funding supported, including Biathlon Union certified targets, mats, a new groomer and a snowmobile. Earlier this year CBT also supported Rossland’s Black Jack Cross Country Ski Club in its track and stadium enhancement with $75,000. Both projects have shown evidence that it will add to Rossland’s development toward becoming a four season resort destination, as well as making Rossland a desirable location by governing bodies of winter sports competitions.CBT delivers economic, social, and environmental benefits to the residents of the Columbia Basin. To learn more about CBT programs and initiatives, visit or call 1-800-505-8998.last_img read more

first_imgWhile I don’t like to get hung up on numbers, it does help people learn to make more conscious food decisions when they can actually see tangible evidence that the “granola” bar they ate contained mostly fat (and sugar!), and in fact was just a glorified chocolate bar.This little formula below can help you figure out if what you’re about to stuff in your mouth is actually that good for you (don’t be fooled by labels containing words like Natural, Whole, or even Organic – these words don’t necessarily mean healthy and you might be sabotaging your efforts to reach your goals!). Someone might say to you, “Oh you should be eating X amount of calories, and X grams of carbs, protein, and fat per day.” Well to someone who isn’t a registered dietitian, or, you know, experienced at memorizing food labels, this can be pretty overwhelming. But how much of these things should we be eating in a day? I personally believe every body functions differently, and there is no one set of magic numbers. On average, you want your diet to consist of approximately 50-60% carbohydrates, 15-20% Fat, and 15-20% Protein (The Dietary Guidelines for Americans). But like I said, these numbers are different for everyone. I know people who thrive on 30% fat, or even 75% carbs. It also depends on your goals. For general weight loss, I advise people to raise their protein, and lower their fat intake. There are a few reasons for this, but one major one is that protein helps to regulate your blood glucose. What the heck does that mean? To put simply, this means that the “carbs” your body gets from food is utilized in a slower, and more controlled manner – less spiking of your blood sugar levels. It’s like slow release energy – and you stay fuller, for longer! It is important to try and get protein and fat with all of your meals – just be mindful of your proportions! Carbs are your body’s main source of fuel, so enough with the low carb nonsense already! Just make smart carb decisions (whole grains, lots of veggies, etc). Ever wonder why your low-carb friend is such a biotch? Because the only source of fuel your brain uses is carbs! Nobody wants to be around a low-carb dieter (plus, when they go into ketosis, their breath smells naaasty. So now you’re practically PMSing and you have crazy bad breath. Sexy). Now I’m just going to warn you, there’s a bit of math involved here. Relax. Don’t freak out on me yet – it’s basic math, and I think the majority of us own a calculator (or at least have the app on our iPhone). So here’s the facts: 1 gram of carbohydrates = 4 calories 1 gram of fat = 9 calories 1 gram of protein = 4 calories 1 lb of fat = 3,500 calories So pull out your favorite packaged snack food, and let’s get cracking here: Let’s say you eat a 2/3 cup of pistachios every day. Nuts are good fats, right? And 2/3’s really isn’t that much (especially when left alone, and no one is looking you eat about 2 cups). No big deal right? Well let’s take a closer look, shall we? 2/3 cup of pistachios: 310 calories, 24 grams of fat, 13 grams of carbs, and 11 grams of protein To figure out what percentage of those calories comes from fat: 24 (grams of fat per 2/3 cup) x 9 (calories per gram of fat – see above) = 216 Now we take that 216 and divide by 310 (total number of calories from 2/3 cup of pistachios) = 0.7 Move the decimal, and we’ve figured out: 70% of the calories comes from fat. Yikes. Remember what I mentioned above? How you want your fat intake to be at about 15-20% (on the lower side if you’re trying to lose weight). This definitely is above that range… Let’s move on to protein: 11 (g of Protein) x 4 (cals per gram of protein) = 44 44 divided by 310 = 0.14 = 14% of the calories come from protein Not bad, but could be a bit higher. Carbohydrates: 13 (g of carbs in the nuts) x 4 (cals per gram of carbs) = 52 52 divided by 310 = 0.17 = 17% of the calories come from carbohydrates. Easy Peasy! But do you see why this would help someone make better food choices? The carbohydrates percentage is way too low, and the fat is way too high. Now try this simple formula on your favorite foods! Before we move totally away from math and word problems (bear with me!), I wanted to show you a bit more, looking at the dreaded cola. Let’s say you drink 2 colas a day (which you don’t really, right?). But let’s just say you do. Each cola is approximately 12 ounces (150 calories, 41 grams of carbs). If you drink those 2 colas every day: You’ve consumed 109,500 extra calories in one year And by replacing your cola with water you could, theoretically, lose 31 lbs of fat (109,500 ÷ 3500 (calories in 1 lb of fat)). I think I’ve made my point :)Teralee Trommeshauer lives in Castlegar, BC, and is a health, food, and fitness enthusiast currently working on her Holistic Nutrition and FItness Education certifications. This column originally appeared in her blog.last_img read more

first_imgTOTTENHAM star Son Heung-min became the first player since Lee Cattermole in 2010 to be sent off THREE times in calendar year on Sunday.The Spurs star, 27, was shown a red card for a third time in 2019 after needlessly kicking out at Antonio Rudiger in the 2-0 defeat at home to Chelsea.3 Son has become the fifth Prem star to pick up three red cards in a year3 Son picked up his third red card of 2019 in the 2-0 loss at home to ChelseaCredit: GettyNot since notorious hardman Cattermole in 2010 had any player been sent for an early shower so often in a single year.This weekend, Son lashed out at Rudiger in frustration after the pair tussled for the ball and was given a straight red.It was his second sending-off of the season having also been given his marching orders in the 1-1 draw away to Everton, although that was later overturned on appeal.The South Korean was sent off for his lunge on Andre Gomes – with the Toffees midfielder stumbling and subsequently dislocating AND breaking his ankle, leaving Son in tears.LADBROKES 1-2-FREE Simply predict Man Utd, Liverpool and Arsenal vs Chelsea scores this coming weekend and win £100Son was also shown red in his final Premier League game of the 2018-19 season, in May, in the 1-0 defeat at Bournemouth.The Tottenham winger kicked out at Jefferson Lerma after being crowded by a host of Cherries defenders, before shoving him to the ground.But his most-recent red saw him join ex-Sunderland star Cattermole in the history books for all the wrong reasons.In fact, only Franck Queudrue (Middlesbrough, 2002), Dion Dublin (Coventry, 1997) and Vinnie Jones (Wimbledon, 1995) have been shown three red cards in a single year in Premier League history.3 Cattermole was shown three red cards in 2010, including this clash vs NewcastleCredit: ReutersMORE SPURS STORIESHARRY ALL FOUR ITKane admits Spurs must win EIGHT games to rise into Champions League spotGossipALL GONE PETE TONGVertonghen wanted by host of Italian clubs as long Spurs spell nears endBELOW PARRSpurs suffer blow with Parrott to miss Prem restart after appendix operationPicturedSHIRT STORMNew Spurs 2020/21 home top leaked but angry fans slam silver design as ‘awful”STEP BY STEP’Jose fears for players’ welfare during restart as stars begin ‘pre-season’KAN’T HAVE THATVictor Osimhen keen on Spurs move but only if they sell Kane this summerYOU KAN DO ITKlinsmann quit Spurs to win trophies but says Kane’s better off stayingTURBULENT PAIRINGDrogba and Mido had mid-flight brawl after stewardess prank went wrongGossipSPURRED ONTottenham table contract offer for Bayern Munich’s teenage starlet Taylor BoothExclusivePASS THE TESTEngland’s NRL-based stars urge bosses to make room for a Test this yearSon will now miss Tottenham’s next THREE games for violent conduct.That means he’ll be out of Jose Mourinho’s plans for the busiest portion of the season, missing games with Brighton, Norwich and Southampton.Son will be available for the FA Cup third-round clash with Middlesbrough next month.José Mourinho says Son’s sending off ‘not a red card’ after the winger is dismissed for allegedly kicking out at Antonio Rüdigerlast_img read more

first_imgVolcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Ben Navarro, the founder and CEO of Sherman Financial Group, was considered Tepper’s biggest competitor in the bid to purchase the Panthers. He conceded Tuesday that he’d lost the bid.“My family and I are grateful to have had the opportunity to be included as a potential buyer of one of the premier assets in all of the Carolinas — the Panthers football team,” Navarro said in an email to The Associated Press. “It would have been a privilege to become the stewards of this iconic franchise to ensure its home remains in the Carolinas where it belongs, to establish a new era of leadership and excellence on and off the field, and to leverage the team’s NFL platform to further our quest to help all children gain access to a great education.”Tepper’s plans on whether the team will remain in Charlotte for the long-term future remain unclear.The Panthers are tied to their downtown stadium through the 2018 season because of an agreement with the city. After that a new owner is free to extend the lease to the stadium, build a new stadium or possibly move the team.Moving the Panthers out of Charlotte would seem to a longshot.ADVERTISEMENT NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said he would prefer to keep the team in Charlotte where it has been successful. The Panthers have been one of the NFL’s best supported teams with only two non-sellout games since the team began playing its home games in Charlotte in 1996.Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Tepper, 60, is a part owner of the Steelers and founder and president of Appaloosa Management, a global hedge fund based in Miami.Because he holds a 5 percent stake in the Steelers, Tepper’s finances already have been vetted by the league, meaning it wouldn’t take much for NFL owners to approve the sale. However, Tepper would have to sell his minority ownership stake of the Steelers, per league rules.Forbes listed Tepper’s net worth at $11.4 billion in February 2017.Tepper is known for his philanthropy.He donated $55 million to Carnegie Mellon University’s business school in 2013. Tepper graduated from the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon, where the Tepper School of Business is named after him.Richardson was the first and only majority of the Panthers. He became only the first former player since George Halas to become an NFL owner when he was awarded an expansion franchise in 1993. Richardson promised fans at the time the Panthers would win a Super Bowl “within 10 years.” Carolina has reached the Super Bowl twice, including in 2015, but has never won.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial The purchase is subject to a vote at the NFL owners meeting next week in Atlanta.Richardson announced in December he was selling the team amid an NFL investigation into sexual and racial misconduct in the workplace. That decision came after a report by Sports Illustrated detailing Richardson’s alleged misconduct.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThe league’s investigation into the allegations is still ongoing.The price tag is the most ever paid for an NFL franchise, eclipsing the $1.4 billion the Pegula family paid to purchase the Buffalo Bills in 2014. Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film FILE – Int his May 10, 2016, file photo, billionaire hedge fund manager David Tepper mingles during a grand opening of rock star and philanthropist Jon Bon Jovi’s Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation Soul Kitchen and B.E.A.T. Center, which stands for Bringing Everyone All Together, in Toms River, N.J. People familiar with the situation say Tepper has agreed to buy the Carolina Panthers from team founder Jerry Richardson for a record $2.2 billion. The people spoke to The Associated Press on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, on condition of anonymity because the team has not yet announced the sale. The purchase is subject to a vote at the NFL owners meeting next week in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Carolina Panthers are being sold for an NFL-record $2.2 billion.Hedge fund manager David Tepper has agreed to buy the Panthers from team founder Jerry Richardson, two people familiar with the situation said Tuesday. The people spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the team has not yet announced the sale.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Celtics overcome James’ 40-point triple-double, take 2-0 lead Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award View comments China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Mission accomplished Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award The U.S. Open title was worth $3.8 million in prize money.Osaka also has deals with Japanese sporting goods company Yonex, noodle maker Nissin Foods, Citizen Watch and Japanese satellite broadcaster Wowow. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil U.S. Open women’s singles champion Naomi Osaka poses for photographers after a press conference prior to the Pan Pacific Open tennis tournament in Tokyo Monday, Sept. 17, 2018. Osaka defeated Serena Williams of the U.S. on Saturday, Sept. 8, to become the first Grand Slam singles champion from Japan. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)TOKYO — Naomi Osaka showed how deep her Japanese roots run: She went to watch Japan’s national sport of sumo and said she liked it.Osaka is in Tokyo this week to play in the Pan Pacific Open, just a week after she won the U.S. Open to become the first Japanese woman to win a Grand Slam singles title.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIEScenter_img Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Two years ago she lost in the final to Caroline Wozniacki, who is the top-seeded player this year.“I’ve played a lot more matches between then and now,” Osaka said. “And I think it even shows that I’m a little bit more mature now. So, I mean of course having experience helps.”She also added that “being more confident in yourself” also helps.Osaka is suddenly on track to become one of the highest earning female athletes on earth, taking advantage of roots in Asia, deep-pocketed Japanese companies, and a down-to-earth manner that makes her quickly likable.Last week, Osaka signed a three-year contract with Japanese carmaker Nissan — no financial details were offered — and she is reportedly close to landing a large deal with Adidas, perhaps in the range of $10 million.ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal MOST READ View comments Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Osaka was born in Japan to a Haitian father and Japanese mother. She has spent most of her life in the United States and lives in Florida, but is sure to represent Japan at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.“I thought it was really cool because they’re so flexible and they’re also very strong,” Osaka said Monday at the Pan Pacific Open. “During one match, he kept slapping the other guy. So I thought it was really fun to watch.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissOsaka is seeded third in Tokyo and had a bye in the first round. She is the subject of intense interest by Japanese reporters.She fields questions in English but understands most questions posed to her in Japanese. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

first_imgNatural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman has given the assurance that the subject Ministry will look into issues of illegal mining, including allegations of unauthorised extraction of sand, loam, and stone from areas in Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice).Natural Resources Minister Raphael TrotmanOver the years, there have been numerous complaints from residents and officials in the Region against companies and individuals participating in the illegal act. The Moblissa area has been one of concern for years, though it falls under the jurisdiction of Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica), it is managed by the Region 10 administration. Only recently, officials, including Regional Chairman Renis Morian and Minister within the Natural Resources Ministry, Simona Broomes, were summoned to the area over complaints. Linden has also been subjected to similar complaints over the years, particularly at Amelia’s Ward, Mackenzie where several illegal sand pits reportedly exist.The Natural Resources Minister also noted that there has been decades of disarray in the Region which the Ministry would be looking into. He said while he did not expect the issues to be solved overnight, they were of great concern, as he pointed out that the Natural Resources Ministry has a responsibility to look into these issues.Addressing the sand pit issue specifically, Trotman warned that if sand was being removed, then this should be done in a lawful manner, that is from an authorised sand pit.“I think we have, over the years, neglected the supervision of sand, loam, stone and so it is something we’re going to pay keen attention to. I’ve asked Minister Broomes to oversee that…So, we are going to be working with the Region and if needs be, the municipality as well to ensure there’s order brought,” the Minister explained.He added that he wanted to hear more from the Region as it related to concerns and would like to work more with the people to enhance their livelihood. In this regard, he said he wished to work closely with the relevant parties in developing the Centennial Park at Linden.2 companies apply to conduct mining in LindenThe Minister added that two companies have so far expressed interest and have made applications to conduct mining in Linden, Region 10. He said while no formal work has commenced, there would be much benefit for the Region. “They haven’t started formal work, but I believe some proprietary works are going to start. So, there’s much happening and much benefits are going to come to the Region as well,” Trotman said.last_img read more

first_imgSeveral Ministers of Government ventured into the remote Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) community of Ituni where they were made privy to the issues affecting residents there, even as one resident contended that the deplorable state of the access road is a major cause for concern.Community member Keisha Griffith spoke very passionately about these issues during a People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) meeting with contesting Party Chairman candidate, Minister of State Joseph Harmon at the New Silvercity Secondary School in Linden.Griffith, who also serves as a Community Development Officer of Ituni, said she felt as though the community of Ituni was isolated from the rest of the Region.“I am from Ituni, and I think is Region 10, because sometimes I does feel Ituni ain’t part of Region 10,” she noted. This was met with applause and agreement from other residents, who had travelled to be part of the meeting.“I am serious. We in Ituni have lots of issues and I can see that the Ministers have a problem to reach to Ituni. What is the problem? Why the Ministers can’t reach to Ituni?” Griffith asked.This was met with more shouts from members of the audience who replied: “Road!”“Don’t talk about the rest – jobs…land for logging. Logging is the only thing we does do up deh. We ain’t got nothing (else). Since this Government take over, we don’t have nothing to show…So I am asking you Minister Harmon where are the changes… we voted for change and we want see y’all do things for we,” Griffith passionately stated.She told this publication afterwards that the internal roads in the community were also in a deplorable state. Her stance on the condition of the main access road was supported by Minister Valarie Adams-Yearwood, who recalled travelling for four hours along the Ituni trail.“I want to support Keisha, because apart from being a Minister of Government… I’m also from Region 10. Ituni road is a mess for too long. I know that the Ministry of Public Infrastructure on several occasions did grading and so on, but by the time you have a smooth road for two weeks, the rest of the year the terrain you can’t travel,” Minister Adams-Yearwood pointed out.She added that as a Minister she has visited Ituni on several occasions for land allocation and other initiatives, but noted that it was not easy getting there.Minister within the Public Infrastructure Ministry, Annette Ferguson stated that while the Public Infrastructure Ministry did work on the roads, weather patterns were sometimes a hindrance.However, the Minister added that it was not right to say that the Government has not done anything in Ituni, noting that in 2016 and 2017 it created work for young people through the Community Organised Restore the Environment (CORE) project where in excess of five persons should have been employed.Meanwhile, Minister Harmon promised to deal with the issues of public infrastructure separately, noting that he could not give all the answers to several other issues posed by residents at that specific time.He further noted that while there were some matters which could be dealt with on the spot, there were others which would be dealt with separately.Nevertheless, he said he was happy that the concerns were raised. In dealing with such regional issues, Minister Simona Broomes urged the Linden Mayor and Town Council (LM&TC) and the Regional Democratic Council (RDC) to have community meetings with residents, as she pointed to the relevance of having local democracy: “We put local power in the hands of the people…”She also promised to go to Ituni and do a walkabout since she has a responsibility for the Region.last_img read more