Projected Week 16 NFL DFS ownership percentage, advice for DraftKings, FanDuel contests

first_imgSATURDAY DFS: DraftKings main slate lineup | Showdown lineupsNow, let’s get into the Week 16 analysis…WEEK 16 DFS LINEUPS:FD Cash | FD GPP | DK Cash | DK GPP | Y! Cash | Y! GPPWeek 16 Projected NFL DFS Ownership: QuarterbackLOW: Kyler Murray, Cardinals @ Seahawks (5.8% pOWN on FanDuel, 6.2% on DraftKings). With Russell Wilson projected to be the most popular QB on the slate – more on him later – Murray is likely to go overlooked in what should be a plus spot for the rookie signal-caller. Despite taking a clear step back this season, Seattle’s defense still seems to get some public love despite that unit not really being a strength for Pete Carroll at this point. They struggle to generate pressure and are dealing with some injuries on the back end, and their zone scheme should be something Murray will exploit. It’s also nice that Murray’s stacking partners are straightforward – Christian Kirk is far and away the top option in that regard, and Larry Fitzgerald the only other DFS-viable pass-catcher involved in the offense. Kenyan Drake is another potential game-stack piece.HIGH: Russell Wilson, Seahawks vs. Cardinals (16.9% pOWN on both FanDuel and DraftKings). I’ll start by saying that Wilson is a fine play in any format and has one of the highest raw projections on the slate behind only Lamar Jackson. There are absolutely avenues for him to have a successful outing and post a score suitable for GPPs, but given how popular he’s going to be in a game that the Seahawks could control, I’ll look to pivot to either Jackson or a lower-priced option with a similar ceiling in Murray. Wilson’s biggest volume games tend to come when the Seahawks are being pushed and aren’t in full control, and while that is absolutely a possibility if Arizona’s offense clicks, I’d say it’s more likely that Seattle spends a lot of time playing with a lead.Other notable QBs at low ownership with a chance to boom: Drew Brees (@ Titans), Ryan Fitzpatrick (vs. Bengals)Other notable QBs that I think are being overvalued: Andy Dalton (@ Dolphins)MORE WEEK 16 DFS: Stacks | Values | Lineup BuilderWeek 16 Projected NFL DFS Ownership: Running BackLOW: Phillip Lindsay, Broncos vs. Lions (12.1% pOWN on FanDuel, 6.7% on DraftKings). Against a Lions team led by David Blough, the Broncos are in good position to control this one at home and rely on their ground game early and often. Those looking at box scores might be a little wary of Lindsay – he had just seven carries last week and has exceeded 10 FPs just once in his past five games – but this is a potential smash spot and Lindsay is always more trustworthy in games the Broncos play even or from ahead. The biggest knock on Lindsay is his lack of receiving work, but if you throw two or three targets on top of 17-20 carries with some goal-line work, Lindsay’s price tag across the industry looks too low.HIGH: DeAndre Washington, Raiders @ Chargers (39.1% pOWN on FanDuel, 42.3% on DraftKings). Look, on DraftKings I completely understand rostering Washington at $4K in cash games, but I can’t get behind him in tournaments. He has a few factors working against him. The Raiders enter this one as touchdown underdogs on the road, which isn’t generally a great position for an early-down back to be in. Also, with Josh Jacobs (shoulder) out in Week 13, Jalen Richard still stole a fair amount of snaps, a trend that will likely continue this weekend. If Washington isn’t able to get into the end zone, he’s likely going to be a major disaster for GPP lineups. On FanDuel, I’d much prefer spending a little more for Devonta Freeman or Phillip Lindsay, and I’d do the same thing on DraftKings despite the price difference being a little more pronounced. Again, there is viability in cash games, but at this ownership in tournaments, there is no way I won’t be underweight.RBs at a low ownership with a chance to boom: James Conner (@ Jets), Miles Sanders (vs. Cowboys)RBs that I think are being overvalued: Joe Mixon (@ Dolphins)WEEK 16 PPR RANKINGS: Running back | Wide receiver | Tight endWeek 16 Projected NFL DFS Ownership: Wide ReceiverLOW: Amari Cooper, Cowboys @ Eagles (8.6% pOWN on FanDuel, 10.1% on DraftKings). Between Dak Prescott’s shoulder injury and a disappointing Week 15, I would expect Cooper’s ownership to be far lower than it should be. The Eagles are an absolute train wreck in the secondary and haven’t shown any signs of life lately, getting trounced by Eli Manning in the first half of Week 14 before the Giants play-calling went into the gutter. Philadelphia followed that up by allowing a big day to Dwayne Haskins and Terry McLaurin. Even a hobbled Dak should be able to exploit this defense. I’m of the thought that his injury won’t be as impactful on Sunday as the public seems to think, so I’ll be well overweight on the Cowboys aerial attack in the NFC East division battle.HIGH: Tyler Lockett, Seahawks vs. Cardinals (22.1% pOWN on FanDuel, 16.6% on DraftKings). Marquise Brown almost found himself in this spot, but I’m not expecting him to be quite as popular as our pOWN models suggest at this point. Brown’s target and snap counts leave a lot to be desired and despite the cheap price tag, he’s not someone I’m making a point to include in my builds. That leaves us with Lockett, who appears to be over the illness that slowed him for a chunk of December, but like Russell Wilson, I’m not sold that the volume will be enough to warrant this type of public love. As nice as it was to see Lockett bounce back last week, I don’t think he’ll keep that up against Arizona in a game I’d expect Seattle to control on the ground.Other notable WRs at a low ownership with a chance to boom: Michael Gallup (@ Eagles), Darius Slayton (@ Redskins), Jamison Crowder (vs. Steelers)Other notable WRs that I think are being overvalued: Marquise Brown (@ Browns), Terry McLaurin (vs. Giants)WEEK 16 NON-PPR RANKINGS:Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | Kicker Week 16 Projected NFL DFS Ownership: Tight endLOW: Hunter Henry, Chargers vs. Raiders (7.0% pOWN on FanDuel, 6.8% on DraftKings). Henry has had a tough go of it the past three weeks, failing to top four targets in any of those games, but he does step into a positive draw with Oakland on Sunday. The Raiders have been very friendly to the TE spot, and with most of the DFS public herding toward Keenan Allen or Mike Williams, there is a lot of merit to pivoting over to Henry here. To be fair, all of the Chargers pass-catchers are in above-average spots, but Henry’s not going to stay this quiet for long.Other notable TEs at a low ownership with a chance to boom: Mike Gesicki (vs. Bengals), Kaden Smith (@ Redskins)Notable TE that I think are being overvalued: Mark Andrews (@ Browns) Week 16 is upon us, and not only does it bring about three solid Saturday games, but we have several Sunday contests that will go a long way in determining playoff spots/seeding. I’m only going to cover the Sunday NFL DFS slate here, but each of the three Saturday games offer appeal from either a fantasy or real-life perspective and will be a nice appetizer for a full plate of daily fantasy football and legal sports betting action on Sunday. As always, we’ll use RotoGrinders’ NFL DFS Projected Ownership numbers to help inform our DraftKings and FanDuel picks.ONLINE GAMBLING UPDATE: In addition to the introduction of legal sports betting in a growing number of states, we now have regulated online poker in Pennsylvania, as well as other states like New Jersey. The online gambling industry is certainly full steam ahead here in the US.last_img read more

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Indian cricket mourns the passing of NBA legend Kobe Bryant

first_imgImage Courtesy: Getty/APAdvertisement l8NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsy3eorWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E8p07c6( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 6t21Would you ever consider trying this?😱v2uCan your students do this? 🌚4yhnpyRoller skating! Powered by Firework Yesterday marked a tragic event in the world of sport as former Los Angeles Lakers superstar and American Basketball icon Kobe Bryant passed away after an unfortunate helicopter crash. Along with 8 other occupants on board, including Kobe’s daughter Gianna Bryant, the helicopter crashed in Orange Country, California. As the world mourns, the Indian cricket community took it to Twitter to express their lamentation.Advertisement Image Courtesy: Getty/APThe country’s cricketing icon Sachin Tendulkar tweeted a photo of Kobe and his daughter Gigi with a grieving caption.Advertisement Opener Shikhar Dhawan expressed his mind.Team India skipper Virat Kohli and the stormy opener Rohit Sharma expressed their sympathies on Instagram.Former Men in Blues superstar Virender Sehwag posted his tweet with a heartwarming picture of a young Gianna with her father.It was a saddening start of the day for the energetic Harbhajan Singh.The present centre of the supporters’ attention KL Rahul followed up with a post.Next was Rishabh Pant, who tweeted a photo of Kobe donning the LA Lakers jersey along with the text “Gone way too soon. RIP you legend 💔“The stunning Jasprit Bumrah tweeted a picture of Kobe and one of his most famous quotes: “If you’re afraid to fail, then you’re probably going to fail.”Mayank Agarwal posted an in game Kobe with another renowned quote from the NBA star: “Great things come from hard work and perseverance. No excuses.”Suresh Raina lamented on his Twitter handle.Indian pacer Ishant Sharma tweeted his sympathy for the Kobe family, along with a wholesome photo of the father and daughter.The team’s head coach Ravi Shastri also made a tweet.India’s red ball cricket star Ajinkya Rahane tweeted an amazing picture of Kobe.The brilliant in form Shreyas Iyer showed his condolences to all the victims to lost their lives in the mishap.The prominent all rounder Hardik Pandya tweeted his grief.Former Indian opener VVS Laxman worded in his consolation.The official Twitter handle of Mumbai Indians honoured Kobe with a tweet.Famous commentator Harsha Bhogle conveyed his sorrow on the tragedy, while lamenting on the internal conflict amongst the population. Also read-Twitter pays touching tribute to NBA and LA Lakers legend Kobe Bryant after his deathThrough the ups and downs of Kobe Bryant’s career and life Advertisementlast_img read more

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The Little Parish That Wouldn’t

first_imgBy Judy O’Gorman AlvarezIn 2009 when the parishioners of St. John the Baptist R.C. Church in Long Branch learned the Diocese of Trenton was closing their church to consolidate it with two other parishes to form Christ the King parish, they were upset.The 500 or so parishioners felt their congregation was strong and self-sufficient, with a board of trustees, a treasury, and well-attended Masses in English, Spanish and Portuguese each weekend.Unwavering in their commitment and their faith, some parishioners banded together to continue as a community, and with the help of a married Catholic priest, a new-found religion—The American National Catholic Church–and a neighboring Episcopal church, they have become the parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Long Branch.A church-goer prays during Sunday Mass at Our Lady of Guadelupe photo by Scott LongfieldImmediately after St. John the Baptist closed, parishioners held Sunday Masses–complete with familiar prayers, music and Holy Communion–on the sidewalk outside the padlocked church doors, at private homes and then rented space at a nearby social club. Eventually they were invited to conduct their worship at nearby St. James Episcopal Church in Long Branch. They invited a patchwork of visiting priests to celebrate Mass, and when pressed, parishioners set up a TV to participate in televised Catholic Masses.“St. John’s got stripped of everything,” says Joyce Sprague of Long Branch, who was a parishioner and a trustee of the former parish. According to Sprague, after their beloved pastor was transferred, the parish was disbanded but the congregation was never consulted. “We felt betrayed.”Some parishioners went to the newly blended Christ the King parish (which celebrates Masses in English, Spanish and Portuguese), others to parishes in other towns, and others turned away from all Sunday worship. But a few committed and determined people formed a parish council with a representative from each of the communities they serve– such as Columbian, Guatemalan and Bolivian–and voted to adopt a new name for their parish: Our Lady Of Guadalupe, known as the Patroness of the Americas. “Finding Father Tony,” says Sprague, “was a blessing.”Father Tony is Anthony Testa, a Roman Catholic priest who left the priesthood more than 30 years ago to marry and has been living in Lincroft with his wife and raising their family ever since. He has always considered himself to be Catholic and worshipped at his nearby parish. He recently retired from the U.S. Postal Service and as a validly ordained priest, continues to administer sacraments such as matrimony, baptism and anointing of the sick, among others. Testa officiates about 80 marriages a year and his clients are often divorced Catholics who are remarrying but are barred from doing so in a Catholic church.The children’s choir at Our Lady of Guadelupe Photo by Scott LongfieldSprague met Testa at one such wedding and thought he might be interested in helping the newly formed parish. Testa talked it over with his family and accepted the position of pastoral administrator and their priest. “They needed me,” he says.Despite the language barrier (Testa does not speak Spanish), he studied and practiced, and with the parishioners’ help with pronunciation, now celebrates most of the Mass, with the exception of the homily (or sermon), in Spanish. Most parishioners, he points out, understand English.“The people were so happy to have me and to worship with me and be a community,” says Testa, who was delighted to be back in his liturgical vestments celebrating Sunday Mass for the first time in three decades.In the meantime, Angel Martinez, a member of the parish council had been searching the Internet for independent Catholic churches when he came upon the American National Catholic Church.The American National Catholic Church (ANCC) was established in 2009 as an independent Catholic jurisdiction and has grown to include a handful of parishes in the U.S. Headed by the Most Rev. George R. Lucey, FCM, the presiding bishop, the church celebrates the same sacraments and follows the spirit of reform initiated in Vatican II, which many believe initiated changes to the church to accommodate the modern world. Among the ANCC’s beliefs that differ from the Roman Catholic Church is gay and lesbian inclusiveness, women priests, and not requiring clergy to be celibate.“We believe this is the future of the Catholic Church,” says Martinez, who was impressed with the ANCC’s all-inclusive philosophy. “It’s all inclusive and there are no restrictions. Priests can be married. Everyone is welcome,” says Martinez, who was a member of the former parish since 1978.When the parishioners of Our Lady of Guadalupe accepted the ANCC’s invitation to join them, they relished the support as well as a chance to be part of a religion with the same fundamental beliefs they have always held dear.Last November, Bishop Lucey installed Testa as pastor of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. “We are still sharing in the body and blood of Christ and all the things that are important to Catholics after all these centuries,” says Testa. “In the Roman Catholic Church they emphasize the letter of the law and not the spirit of the law. They’re too legalistic and forget what the law is trying to accomplish.”“Although claiming legitimacy as an ‘alternative’ or ‘independent’ Catholic Church, this group and the individuals leading or promoting it are not in communion with the Roman Catholic Church,” the Most Rev. David M. O’Connell, CM, Bishop of the Diocese of Trenton, said in a statement last year. “No Catholic Church is ‘independent’…My greatest fear is that they will take other well-intentioned Catholics down with them, leading them away from the true practice of their faith under the pretense of legitimacy.Nevertheless, the parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe with its 100 registered families is thriving, celebrating a 12 noon Mass every Sunday at St. James Episcopal Church while they raise funds to build their own church. They also offer catechism classes, Bible study, and a music ministry that features a mix of folk and Latino liturgical music. Father Testa has baptized some 40 babies and the parish is planning their second group of First Holy Communicants.“The Holy Spirit has been with us,” says Testa. “Things have been going very well. We’ve got the support of the ANCC, a church to worship and as the parish grows little by little, there’s hope for this community.” Father Anthony Testa, pastor of Our Lady of Guadelupe, celebrates Sunday Mass. Photo by Scott Longfieldlast_img read more

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Benilde runs Perpetual aground for third win

first_imgThis is Benilde’s second win over Perpetual after the Altas had their 69-65 opening game victory against the Blazers forfeited after wearing the wrong uniform.Blazers head coach TY Tang used their earlier game against the Altas as a source of motivation and to prove that they can beat Perpetual without the help of some technicality.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“We had that as a motivation on our part that we just want to prove a point,” said Tang. “This time we wanted to win convincingly. We just played good basketball on both ends of the court and we were composed.” Edward Dixon led the Blazers with 21 points with four rebounds while Clement Leutcheu put up a 14-point, 11-rebound double-double. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netCollege of St. Benilde registered its third win in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament after taking apart Perpetual Help, 83-55, Friday at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Blazers improved to 3-9 while the Altas slipped to 4-7.ADVERTISEMENT A costly, catty dispute finally settled Prince Eze had six points and 16 rebounds to lead the Altas.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparc Winning start 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 MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Break new ground LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Read Next Saunders and Monroe want Golovkin-Alvarez shot A costly, catty dispute finally settled View commentslast_img read more

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Isaiah Thomas looks to help Nuggets end playoff drought

first_imgIsaiah Thomas #0 of the Denver Nuggets poses for a portrait during the Denver Nuggets Media Day at the Pepsi Center on September 24, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Jamie Schwaberow/Getty Images/AFPDENVER — The debates have been so lively inside the Denver Nuggets locker room recently that coach Michael Malone wanders in to make sure everything’s all right.Just the enthusiasm of guard Isaiah Thomas bubbling to the surface. He’s turning up the intensity with his booming voice in what’s been a rather quiet room.ADVERTISEMENT Think he’s chatty now, wait until he’s fully cleared after undergoing hip surgery in March. That’s when he will do his real talking — with his play.Thomas hopes to provide another spark to a Nuggets team that hasn’t reached the postseason since 2012-13. Last season, the team went down to the wire, with the Nuggets losing out on the No. 8 seed to Minnesota in the final game — a stinging 112-106 overtime defeat.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 Chriss“We just have to be more consistent and take things more serious and I think that’s what I’m here for,” said Thomas, who signed a $2 million, one-year deal in the offseason to prove his hip is healthy and worth a more lucrative contract. “I’m not saying I’m the guy that’s going to change everything around here, but I know how to win and I know how to lead. I can help these guys take the next step.”The Nuggets have taken a leap forward in every season under Malone — from 33 wins in 2015-16, to 40 in ’16-17 and 46 last season. The team went 6-1 down the stretch, but it proved too late. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal View commentscenter_img By his estimation, Jokic ran thousands of sprints to take his game to another level. He averaged 18.5 points, 6.1 assists and 10.7 rebounds last season.“I’m bigger. I’m better. I’m stronger,” Jokic said. “We’re going to see on the court what’s going to happen.”In addition to Jokic, the team also locked up guard Will Barton with a four-year deal that could earn him more than $50 million.Just when Thomas will return to the court remains uncertain, but the team won’t rush him. Same with rookie forward Michael Porter Jr., who had a second back procedure in July.“I’m only going to go out on the court when I’m able to produce on a high level,” Thomas said. “We’re not worried about the right now, we’re worried about April and the playoffs and me being as healthy as I possibly can going into that stretch.”Thomas’ voice radiates throughout any room he enters. Always up for a good debate, his recent topic was how many points Golden State shooting guard Klay Thompson would average if he were on another team (Thomas’ answer: More than 25 points).“I’m making people talk,” Thomas said. “We’ve gotten into some arguments over basketball. They’re fun arguments. It’s all fun and games.”Paul Millsap believes the Nuggets will have plenty of fun on the court this season, especially with his left wrist nearly healed, sharpshooter Jamal Murray adding 15 pounds of muscle to drive to the hoop with more force, Jokic being Jokic, Gary Harris taking another step in his development and Thomas stepping in when he’s healthy.“Within our own right, we have our own super-team,” said Millsap, who missed 44 games after tearing a wrist ligament last November. “Go down the line and the names that we have on this team are big-time names. We have a lot of players who can play. I consider us a super-team.” MOST READ Big Five? Talent-rich Celtics embracing lofty expectations Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lesson learned.“The sense of urgency needs to be there for as close to 82 games as possible,” Malone said.One thing they’re banking on: Nikola Jokic taking his game to another level. That’s why the team signed the 6-foot-10, 250-pound center over the summer to a max contract worth around $147 million for five seasons.“Sometimes I don’t think he realizes how good he is and how great of a player he is,” Malone said. “There were times last year, and we would talk about other big men in the NBA and he’s like, ‘Oh, I don’t think I’m as good as this guy or that guy.’ I look at him, ‘Are you crazy?’“At the end of the season, after the disappointment of not making the playoffs went away a little bit, you look back on the season and he says, ‘You know what: I’m a pretty good player.’”ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA titlelast_img read more

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GPL still awaiting “parts” to fix damaged submarine cable one month later

first_imgDamaged submarine cableAs power outages continue to plague several parts of the country, the Guyana Power and Light (GPL) has said it is awaiting a “part” to rectify its submarine cable which was damaged over a month ago by a vessel in the Demerara River.Compromised section of the 69 kV submarine cableThe barge involved in the incidentThis was revealed to Guyana Times on Tuesday by a credible source attached to the power agency.The source could not state where the material is being sourced from, neither could she state when it is expected to be in Guyana. There has been no word about when the part will arrive since most of the persons involved are tightlipped.The 13.8kV submarine cable, which rests along the upper Demerara River within proximity of Craig, East Bank Demerara, was dislodged by a barge sailing along the Demerara River at around 04:23h on June 6, 2019.As a result of this incident, West Demerara customers from Vriesland to La Retraite were without electricity until 07:46h, while efforts were underway to alternatively power these customers from the Vreed-en-Hoop Substation.Officials from the China Machinery Import and Export Corporation (CMC) were a part of the GPL efforts to retrieve and examine the submarine cable.Both entities are also engaged in discussions regarding establishing improved maritime conduct within proximity of the submarine cables.Another submarine cable across the Demerara River linking the Vreed-en-Hoop and Kingston power plants was also damaged four days before the other cable was restored about two weeks later. GPL had warned, however, that residents along the West Coast of Demerara may not be relieved of power failures just yet.In a statement to the media, GPL explained, “…customers on the West Bank and West Coast Demerara may experience periods of service interruptions as the Vreed-en-Hoop plant, which is now operating in an isolated mode, is not as stable as when it was interconnected to the rest of the DBIS (Demerara-Berbice Interconnected System)”.The routing and laying of the new cable were done with the aid of the Maritime Administration Department (MARAD), Gaico Construction Services and staff from GPL’s Project Management Department, Engineering Services, System Planning and Designs, Network Operations and System Control and Engineering Services departments.MARAD will be responsible for ensuring the safety of the cable from potential damage by oceangoing vessels, even as plans are afoot to have it laid at least three metres beneath the riverbed.In the meantime, the new 13.8 kV cable will be providing over 5 MW of power to the Eastern DBIS.“It spans approximately 4000 feet from Princess Street, Georgetown, to the GPL power station at Vreed-en-Hoop, West Coast Demerara.last_img read more

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RCMP Fundraising Event

first_imgAll proceeds from the BBQ and garage sale will go towards the local detachment’s fundraising effort for Cops for Cancer, where they currently trail four other teams for most money raised in the North. The Tour de North is a fundraising bike ride that happens once a year in order to raise funds specifically for childhood cancer research projects. So far, the ride has helped raise over $4 million annually for the last number of years. Anyone who would like to donate items to the garage sale, or donate to Cops for Cancer can contact Andrea Wardrop by email at awardrop@bc.cancer.ca or call 250-261-5596. The RCMP are out in force this weekend, but for a different reason than usual.The Fort St. John RCMP are hosting a number of events this weekend, in hopes of raising funds for the upcoming Canadian Cancer Society Cops for Cancer Tour de North bike ride. This Saturday, the RCMP will be at the North Peace Pool parking lots, holding a motorcycle show and shine from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. and a kids’ bike rodeo, starting at 3 p.m. – Advertisement -Kids of all ages are invited to join in the free rodeo events, where they will have the chance to learn about bike safety and to show off their skills. The only stipulation to the event is that every child participating is required to wear bicycle helmet. The next day the RCMP will hold their own garage sale, again happening in the Pool parking lot. That starts bright and early at 8 a.m., and runs to 4 p.m. and if you get hungry, they’ll be having a BBQ from 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. AdvertisementAdvertisementlast_img read more

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Grande Prairie RCMP lay charges following search warrant

first_imgGRANDE PRAIRIE, A.B. – On the morning of July 29, at around 10:30 a.m., Grande Prairie RCMP executed a search warrant at a hotel in Grande Prairie.According to RCMP, during the search, they located illegal drugs and weapons.The following items were seized as a result of the investigation:Approximately 43 grams of CocaineApproximately 60 grams of Crystal MethamphetamineApproximately 1.9 grams of HeroinApproximately 51 grams of CannabisApproximately 6.8 grams of mushrooms pillsApproximately 0.74 g of FentanylOne loaded 9mm hand gunOne pellet gunBrass knucklesFour people have been charged with multiple counts of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.- Advertisement -Those charged include:31-year-old Alec Levin of Grande Prairie22-year-old Julia King of Grande Prairie35-year-old Joseph Read of Grande Prairie36-year-old Andrew Pysar of CanmoreKing, Read, and Pysar are scheduled to appear in Court Grande Prairie Provincial Court on July 31.Levin is scheduled to appear in Grande Prairie Provincial Court on August 7, 2019.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Province proposes to enact wolf cull in order to restore caribou population

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Province of British Columbia is proposing to enact a predator cull to reduce the wolf population in central parts of the Province.As reported by the Vancouver Sun, the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development says the cull would kill more than 80 percent of the wolf population in parts of central B.C. where herds are threatened.Darcy Peel, director of the B.C. Caribou Recovery Program, says the purpose of the wolf reduction program is to help the struggling caribou population, adding that an 80 percent reduction would be needed to ensure the return of caribou populations.- Advertisement -“The objective of this wolf reduction program is to reverse caribou population decline in the Tweedsmuir-Entiako, Hart Ranges, and Itcha-Ilgachuz herds. To reverse caribou population declines, high rates of wolf removal (>80%) must be achieved.”Robert Serrouya, director of the Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute’s Caribou Monitoring Unit says several herds in B.C. have already turned around because of this multi-pronged approach.It is reported that a 30-day consultation with Indigenous communities and “targeted stakeholders” is underway in regards to the proposed wolf cull.Advertisementlast_img read more

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McCain touts ability to make people mad

first_imgMcCain also challenged his Republican rivals, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who have played up their executive experience. McCain said character matters. “There comes a time when a president can no longer rely on briefing books and PowerPoints, when the experts and advisers have all weighed in, when the sum total of one’s life becomes the foundation from which he or she makes the decisions that determine the course of history,” McCain said. “No other candidate, no other candidate has my experience or the judgment it informs.” McCain said he would take on special interests, reform the tax code and address entitlement programs that are projected to swell in coming years. Clinton, he said, would consolidate power in Washington and raise taxes. “Yes, I’ve made a lot of people angry. But I didn’t go to Washington to win the Mr. Congeniality award. I went there to serve my country,” McCain said. “I might not like the business-as-usual crowd in Washington, and they might not like me. But I love America. I love her enough to make some people angry.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! RINDGE, N.H. – Making people mad is a good thing, presidential hopeful John McCain said Sunday in a speech aimed at playing up the Arizona senator’s outsider reputation. “I didn’t seek public office to go along, to get along,” McCain said, trying to remind voters of the “maverick” label that helped him defeat then-Texas Gov. George W. Bush in New Hampshire in 2000. “I went to Washington to get something done for the people who sent me there. And since then, I know I’ve made some people angry.” McCain said Democratic candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton has done everything she can to land on the popular side of most issues. “On the one hand, Senator Clinton says we can’t abandon Iraq to al-Qaida and the influence of Iran. On the other, she wants a firm deadline for withdrawal that would do just that,” McCain said. “Senator Clinton rejected unconditional talks with Iran, but now says she would negotiate with no preconditions.” “I’m the conservative Republican with the best chance of defeating Senator Clinton, or whomever the Democrats nominate, and take on the challenges that confront us,” the Arizona Republican said. “I’m as committed today as when I first put on the uniform of our country to the cause that has been the work of my life: the interests and ideals of our country.” McCain in recent days has urged a respectful debate with Clinton – who he expects the Democratic party to nominate – and challenged his rivals to stop taking cheap shots at the New York senator. He returned to that theme during his Sunday evening speech. “She will be a formidable candidate and while our differences are many and profound, I intend this to be a respectful debate,” McCain said. “Senator Clinton and I disagree over America’s direction, and it is a serious disagreement. But I don’t doubt her ability to lead this country where she thinks it should go.” A Clinton spokeswoman said McCain’s record should give voters pause. “Senator McCain is right: Voters have a clear choice between he and Senator Clinton,” Kathleen Strand said. “He wants to continue Bush’s failed policies, and Hillary Clinton wants to change them. He wants to escalate the war, she will end it; she supports universal health care for every American and he opposes it.” last_img read more

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