North Peace Savings & Credit Union Taylor Branch closing

first_imgTAYLOR, B.C. – The Taylor Branch of the North Peace Savings & Credit Union has announced that they will be vacating the premises as of May 31, 2019.The announcement came when the Credit Union let the lease expire on November 30, 2018.NPSCU currently occupies an office space that is within the District Office, under a lease agreement with the District of Taylor.- Advertisement -In a letter, Chief Executive Officer for NPSCU, Mitchel Chilcott says the closing of the branch is based on the lack of members and the increase in costs.“The business decision to reconsolidate our Taylor Branch with Fort St. John effective January 1, 2019, was made in consideration of decreasing volumes, low member traffic and an increase in costs.”The Credit Union is now in the process of coordinating the removal of equipment and furnishings from the premises.Advertisement Chilcot says that despite the Credit Union leaving Taylor, they will continue to support the community.last_img read more

Manchester derby dissected: Smalling should have stayed on, Hart should have been sent off

first_imgFormer Premier League official Mark Halsey joined talkSPORT on Monday to give his thoughts on some of the weekend’s most controversial refereeing decisions.Most of the major talking points came from Sunday’s Manchester derby at the Etihad Stadium, as referee Michael Oliver sent off United’s Chris Smalling and denied City three penalties.According to Halsey, Oliver failed to show consistency by giving Smalling a second yellow card shortly after deciding against booking three City defenders for what he perceived to be far more dangerous challenges.Speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, he said: “Smalling was silly, but I’m an advocate of managing the players, managing the situation, and that was an incident he could have managed.“Just before the Smalling incident there were challenges by [Sergio] Aguero, [Gael] Clichy and [Pablo] Zabaleta that were all far worse than Smalling’s. They were reckless challenges.“Michael Oliver was doing well up until the Smalling point. He should have given him a good old fashioned rollicking so everyone knows he has been warned and then next time he gets a yellow card.”Halsey also claims Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart could have had no complaints had he been red carded by Oliver after running aggressivley towards the official and putting his head in his face.“Michael should have been a lot stronger and a lot tougher there. No one would have argued if Joe Hart would have received a red card,” he said.Despite the Hart let-off, Halsey claims City also had the right to feel aggrieved for not being awarded at least two spot-kicks, adding: “As a referee at that level, you have got to see and give those.”last_img read more

PICTURE SPECIAL FROM THE BRILLIANT ‘DOING BUSINESS IN DONEGAL’ NETWORKING EVENT

first_imgAround seventy businesses in Donegal have been busy networking at the Doing Business in Donegal event in the Mount Errigal this morning.Crowds have flocked to the event since the doors opened at 12 noon, the networking event lasts until 5pm and admission is FREE!The showcase organised by the Donegal Local Enterprise Office has gifts, candy, crafts and lots more besides and there has been a real buzz at the venue all morning even before the doors opened to the public Michael Tunney, Head of Local Enterprise told Donegal Daily, “The businesses who are exhibiting is representative of many of the small and medium local enterprises that exist in Donegal.“There are 70 stands with food, gifts, sweets, crafts, books etc on sale, but there are also be services too like photography, marketing, graphic design, PR, health and fitness and more.“Other stands will be of interest to those looking for services for house and home and will feature such areas as construction, insulation, showers, gates and stairs.With only weeks to go now until Christmas, today’s showcase could be the place to find that perfect gift. But more than simply a Christmas gift fair it also has an extensive range of commercial services on offer to members of the public or indeed to other businesses who can pop along any time until 5pm.  PICTURE SPECIAL FROM THE BRILLIANT ‘DOING BUSINESS IN DONEGAL’ NETWORKING EVENT was last modified: November 28th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:BusinessFeaturesLEOLocal Enterprisenewspicture speciallast_img read more

County tries to cope with its mentally ill

first_imgThe expanding spotlight on homelessness spurred the Gateway Cities Council of Governments (COG), which serves southeast Los Angeles County, to create a homeless issues task force last month, said COG Executive Director Richard Powers. “The ultimate goal is to identify what the issues are within our cities and then both respond to the county planning process and suggest solutions and ideas to address the issue,” said Powers. The task force is expected to come back in the next few months with recommendations to improve conditions for homeless people in Whittier, Montebello, Norwalk, Pico Rivera and other local cities, he said. Terry Hammack, outreach director for Whittier Area First Day Coalition, a long-term transitional program for homeless men and women, has been trying to connect chronically homeless people with available services. It is no easy task. “I think of the chronically homeless as the ones who refuse services,” said Hammack, 58. “When I ask why they refuse, they can’t answer me. What do you do with a person who won’t help themselves?” Homeless shelters in Whittier offer long-term treatment for homeless people who have no psychiatric or substance abuse problems. But there are no shelters or programs in the city for homeless people with mental health problems. Metropolitan State Hospital in Norwalk provides shelter and treatment for severely mentally ill people, but not for people like Rodriguez who are mentally ill but able to function somewhat in society, said Hammack. Those people typically get caught up in the criminal justice system, arrested for minor offenses such as trespassing or loitering, said Hammack. “Twin Towers jail is the biggest mental health facility in the county,” he said. “But these people need somebody that can talk to them and help them understand a better way to live.” If simply left alone on the streets, homeless people with substance abuse and mental health problems tend to panhandle and cause other problems, said Whittier Councilman Owen Newcomer, who is chairman of a Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority Commission. “That becomes a problem for society,” said Newcomer. “As we expand services for the homeless, we can do a better job of getting treatment for those with mental illnesses, not just providing soup kitchens or shower facilities that just make it easier for them to hang out on the street.” sandy.mazza@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3026160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventRodriguez said she has been diagnosed with schizophrenia and is receiving treatment through Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health’s Telecare Corp. Homeless Outreach Program in Norwalk. But for years she has lived on the streets of Whittier. Like hundreds of other chronically homeless men and women in the city, Rodriguez spends much of her day looking for a place to spend the night. Often, she sleeps on the ground behind a church. Homeless advocates say that solving the problem of the county’s 34,500 homeless people who have mental illnesses or suffer from substance abuse won’t be easy. Los Angeles County recently approved a $100 million plan to create five regional “stabilization centers” that would help homeless people released from jails and hospitals. County officials are now trying to identify five cities willing to house the shelters in already existing facilities. WHITTIER – Delia Rodriguez can see dead people. A dead man wanders a local park in a dark suit and smiles at Rodriguez. Another walks the park dragging his feet, and she feels an evil presence when she sees him. “Spirits started following me when I was in college and it doesn’t go away,” said Rodriguez, 35. “I thought maybe if I talk to these dead people and find out what they want, they’ll go away.” last_img read more

Stratford softball upends Marathon

first_imgWeiler strikes out nine in complete-game two-hitter for TigersBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterSTRATFORD — Kiana Weiler threw a complete-game two-hitter and added two hits and two RBIs as the Stratford softball team whipped Marathon 8-1 in a Marawood Conference South Division game Friday at Hilgemann Field.The Tigers earn a season-split with Marathon and are now 11-6 overall and 6-3 in the Marawood South. Marathon drops to 14-5 and 8-2 in conference play.After allowing a run in the first inning on an RBI single from Amanda Kind, Weiler was perfect the rest of the game. She finished with nine strikeouts and no walks.Stratford came back with a pair of runs in the bottom of the first inning and scored six times in the second to provide all the runs it would need.Sammy Griesbach and Cassidy Vanderleest each added a pair of hits for the Tigers, and Vanderleest drove in three runs.Stratford will compete at the Gilman/Thorp Tournament on Saturday before wrapping up the regular season with four games next week. The Tigers host Northland Lutheran on Monday, play at Wausau Newman Catholic on Tuesday, host Auburndale in their Marawood South finale Thursday, and play a nonconference game at Cloverbelt Conference East Division champion Spencer next Friday. The WIAA playoffs begin May 23.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)Tigers 8, Raiders 1Marathon 100 000 0 – 1 2 1Stratford 260 000 x – 8 9 1WP: Kiana Weiler. LP: Sasha Hornung.SO: Hornung (1 2/3 inn.) 1, Liz Boehm (4 1/3 inn.) 2; Weiler 9. BB: Hornung 1, Boehm 3; Weiler 0.Top hitters: M, Molly Mohr 1×3, run; Amanda Kind 1×3, RBI. S, Sammy Griesbach 2×4, run; Weiler 2×4, 2 RBIs; Cassidy Vanderleest 2×3, run 3 RBIs; Courtney Kaiser 1×3, 2 RBIs; Madisyn Daul 2 runs.Records: Marathon 14-5, 8-2 Marawood Conference South Division; Stratford 11-6, 6-3 Marawood South.last_img read more

Google Ramps Up Personalization, Prepares Online Presentations App

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts Couple of bits of Googleproduct news this weekend. Firstly, at last some tangibleevidence of an online presentations app from Google, one of the missing pieces so farin the much-anticipated Google Office suite.The ‘Google Operating System’ blog dug into some file notes from Google that reveal thecode-name of the tool is Presently (a play on Writely, the name of the online wordprocessor bought by Google). This will be an online version of Powerpoint, but no other product details are known at this point.In other news Google is ramping up itspersonalization efforts. Now when you’re signed in to Google, you’ll “have access toa personalized Google – one that combines personalized search results and a personalizedhomepage.” Google’s best-known blogger, Matt Cutts, mentions this in his latest post – as wellas linking to external analysis on the personalization theme.I actually came across itmyself the other day, via Google Accounts. At the time I wasn’t sure whether thismessage in the Google Accounts Help was new or not:“What does it mean for Google to be more personalized with Google Accounts?When you’re signed in to Google Accounts, you’ll now get more relevant, useful searchresults, recommendations and other personalized features. For example, if you use GoogleBookmarks or Google Search History, you’ll get more targeted web search results andrecommendations for videos or gadgets.”Although there’s nothing spectacularly new in all this, it looks like Google is beginning to integrate its various personalization efforts more. Remember when we did apoll asking which “Search 2.0” approaches stand the best chance to beat Google? WellPersonalized Search ended up getting the most votes! So looks like Google iscovering the search 2.0 attack with a full court press. richard macmanus A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img Tags:#news#web 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostinglast_img read more

Shoplifter Who May Have Struck at Multiple Stores Nabbed

first_imgPolice nabbed an alleged shoplifter who tried to leave a supermarket with a cart full of meat that he didn’t pay for. The incident occurred at about 4 p.m. May 26 at Meijer, 3565 Fairlane Drive. On their way to the store, Allen Park police were informed that the shoplifter fled in a gold Chrysler Town & Country.Police found the vehicle driving on westbound Outer Drive. An officer attempted to make a traffic stop, but the driver refused to pull over. The 35-year-old Ann Arbor man entered the Southfield Freeway with officers in pursuit. Traffic conditions were light, with speeds never exceeding 60 mph.Three officers conducted a felony traffic stop after the vehicle pulled over near Rotunda. The driver was ordered from the vehicle and placed in handcuffs. He was arrested and charged with retail fraud, driving with license suspended, and failing to obey a police signal… News-Herald- Sponsor – Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

Bengaluru to host 3-day Northeast festival

first_imgNew Delhi, Sept 26 (PTI) A three-day Northeast festival will be held in Bengaluru to showcase the diverse facets of the region. During the festival, beginning November 6, the rich culture, heritage, fashion and food will be on display in the southern city which has a large Northeast population. The decision has been taken for bringing the rest of India closer to Northeast, Union Minister for Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER) Jitendra Singh said in a statement today. Singh had a detailed meeting with representatives of Northeast India Welfare Society who presented him a detailed programme book describing the highlights of the three-day event. The NDA government at the Centre has planned to carry Northeast to different parts of the country and the Bengaluru event will be a step in this direction, Singh said. “On one hand, while the rest of India needs to be familiarised and acquainted better with rich attributes of Northeast and its people, on the other hand the people of Northeast also need to be exposed to diversities that enrich India from North to South and from East to West, he said. The festival, which is expected to be attended by former cricketer Rahul Dravid, will include cultural programmes, tourism displays, business summits, seminars, sports slots and arts and craft shows. The participants will not only be from different parts of Northeast but also from different parts of the country so as to facilitate a healthy intermingling of different cultures at the important South Indian destination of Bengaluru which also currently happens to be a favourite professional and educational hub for youth from the entire subcontinent, he said. PTI ACB PAL MVVadvertisementlast_img read more