Grande Prairie woman dies after assault by neighbour

first_imgGRANDE PRAIRIE, A.B. – The Grande Prairie RCMP have laid charges of manslaughter after a female was assaulted and passed away Friday.On May 11 at 9:38 am RCMP and EMS responded to an assault complaint. The victim advised she needed medical attention and that she had been assaulted the previous night by a female tenant named Barb.The victim passed away Friday. Edmonton Major Crime Unit have assumed carriage of the file to assist Grande Prairie Detachment and their GIS unit. An Autopsy has been scheduled for Tuesday May 17.- Advertisement -Barb Wright of Grande Prairie has been charged with one count of Manslaughter and is scheduled to appear in Grande Prairie Court on Monday, May 15th.Police are asking the public if they had any contact with Sherra Eckert on May 10th or May 11th or if they have any information about this incident to contact the Grande Prairie Detachment at 780-830-5701. If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phoning 1-800-222-8477.last_img read more

Traffic plan in place for funeral of the late Manus ‘Mandy’ Kelly, RIP

first_imgLarge crowds are expected to travel to Glenswilly this Thursday for the funeral of the late Manus ‘Mandy’ Kelly. Thousands will say a final farewell to Cllr Kelly at a funeral mass in St Columba’s Church Glenswilly at 12noon, followed by burial in Conwal Cemetery.To facilitate the mourners, the following traffic management arrangements have been put in place by Gardaí: From 11.30 a.m. Thursday morning, all non-funeral traffic travelling out the R250, Glenties road other than funeral traffic and emergency service vehicles will be re-routed via the Letterkenny – Rockhill – Newmills Road.All HGV traffic travelling from Glenties direction to Letterkenny will be diverted at Fintown via Ballybofey.All persons attending the Funeral Mass are advised that parking at St Columba’s Church, Glenswilly is limited to family only. Persons attending may park at Glenswilly GAA Club, The Rock premises, Templedouglas Graveyard and McDaid’s field, Tullychullion. These locations will be stewarded and buses will convey mourners to and from St Columba’s Church. Parking for St Columba’s Church is also available at Kilpheak Cemetery, which is within walking distance.Following the Funeral Mass, interment will take place at Conwal Graveyard. Due to limited parking at Sweeney’s field, those attending are requested to park at O’Donnell Park GAA Grounds and walk to Conwal Graveyard. Your assistance and co-operation is very much appreciated.  Traffic plan in place for funeral of the late Manus ‘Mandy’ Kelly, RIP was last modified: June 26th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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:funeralManus Kellytraffic managementlast_img read more

Ipswich boss furious after defeat at Brentford

first_imgIpswich boss Mick McCarthy criticised his side’s defending from set pieces after the 2-0 defeat at Brentford.Bees defender John Egan was left unmarked 12 yards out to head in Lewis Macleod’s corner, and the same player scored again eight minutes later as the home side ran out 2-0 winners.McCarthy, a former centre-back himself with almost 600 league appearances and 57 Republic of Ireland caps, felt Egan should have been monitored more closely.“If you leave me unmarked like that, I’d score and I’m 57,” he said.“People have got jobs to do – if we do them correctly, balls don’t end up in the back of our net, but quite clearly we haven’t.“We mark man for man. There’s no right or wrong way, in terms of zonal or man for man – the only right way is stopping your man scoring, however you do it.”McCarthy was also upset that Brentford’s two goals in eight minutes early in the second half had undermined a good performance before the break.“We’d had a really good first half,” he said.“Conceding like we did shouldn’t knock the stuffing out of us but it appeared to.“What’s disappointing is we seemed to unravel after that and look like conceding another one, which is unlike us.”See also:Smith says Bees can still improve after ‘big’ winBrentford v Ipswich player ratingsFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Soybean stand evaluation

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest As soybeans are emerging it is important to take some time to evaluate the stands.“Most are reporting good stands,” said Laura Lindsey, with OSU Extension. “Keep in mind that soybean stands may look a little uneven especially in areas of Ohio that are dry. If there are gaps where soybeans have not yet emerged, dig around in the area where there are no plants. If the seed is healthy and germinated, but just not broken through, with moisture, the soybeans should continue to emerge.”To get a handle on the stand, Lindsey recommends the following method: count the number of plants in 69 feet 8 inches of row for 7.5 inch-row spacing, 34 feet 10 inches for 15-inch row spacing, or 17 feet 5 inches of row for 30-inch row spacing. These counts represent 1/1000th of an acre (i.e., 120 plants in 69 feet 8 inches of row in 7.5-inch row spacing = 120,000 plants per acre).In areas where stands are less than ideal, there could be a number of different disease problems that could be to blame. OSU Extension plant pathologist Anne Dorrance has been hearing about some emergence problems due to diseases.“The most common symptom is spotty areas around the field with large skips or limited emergence,” Dorrance said. “Take a garden trowel and dig up a few places and try to find the seed that was placed there.”Here is a review from Dorrance of the seedling disease issues that are common most years in Ohio.1. The Watermolds, Pythium and Phytophthora, are very common on poorly drained, high clay soils. These pathogens love wet soil conditions. The few places in the state where saturated soil conditions have occurred are the very typical areas for these problems. Look for any shade of brown or tan on the seedling root or hypocotyl — the area right behind the deep green cotyledon.2. Rhizoctonia is another foe of seedlings. Fluctuating conditions, dry to wet can sometimes favor this pathogen. This is a brick corky red color, close to a brick house color, on the lower stem and the roots that can range from light brown to dark brown in color.3. Fusarium graminearum or other Fusarium spp. — Fusarium tends to be bright pinkish-red and fluffy. We have found this most often in fields with a high level of corn residue.There are other pests that will feed on the seeds and seedlings.  Seed corn maggot is one potential problems and slug damage is another. In these cases, missing plants or plants with holes in leaves or cotyledons will appear differently than the sunken, rotting tissue of diseases.last_img read more

No rest for the retired Opioid crisis fills empty nests as grandparents

first_imgST. JOHN’S, N.L. – She is a Newfoundland woman who worked hard all her adult life to raise a family. Her struggles had just started to ease up with her children grown and she had hoped her 50s might be a time to slow down, take a trip each year and, every once in awhile, buy herself something nice.But the opioid epidemic that has moved across Canada, tearing families apart in its wake, did not spare hers.She is among a growing number of grandparents who are stepping up as their adult children are consumed by addiction.“It started with OxyContin,” said the woman, whose identity is protected to safeguard the names of the two young grandchildren she is now raising in St. John’s. “Then it was Ritalin, Percocet. I can name off a lot of drugs.”Her son is the children’s father. His former girlfriend is their mother. Both parents have abused various opioids and other pills over the last several years, she said.She took in the kids, both under the age of 13, when she discovered her youngest grandchild hadn’t been to school for several weeks. Neither parent objected, she said.Casual drug use that started when her son was still a teen and making good money in construction had escalated out of control. He no longer has a fixed address.“He’s there when he’s straight,” she said of his involvement with the children at her place. “As soon as he gets money, I don’t see him for a few days.”His ex-girlfriend contacts her children sporadically and rarely visits.The grandmother receives about $1,700 a month from provincial child services to help cover expenses. She is applying for legal custody so she can make any school and health decisions. Like other grandparents in the same situation, she described being caught in a grey area at times — including when one child needed medical care — and not being able to reach either parent for required consent.“They’re not functional enough.”Raising youngsters well into middle age is a major challenge but also a joy, she said. Still, it’s painful to be in the middle, trying to explain to the children why their parents aren’t around at Christmas or for school events. She wonders about what sort of chaos they endured before living with her. Neither child has ever asked to go home, she said.“They’ve never said it yet.”She also thinks there should be more accountability for addicts who receive social assistance, but don’t commit to getting better.“I know you can’t make a person do whatever they should do, but if it’s caught early … and they were made to do these rehabilitation things, some of it might change around,” she says.Provinces are not consistently tracking, if at all, how often children are being raised by grandparents because of opioid addiction. The most recent census statistics indicate about 32,520 children age 14 and under across Canada were living exclusively with grandparents in 2016 — an increase of almost 30 per cent since 2001.In B.C. — the centre of the opioid crisis — it would appear there’s at least some connection, said Bernard Richard, the province’s representative for children and youth.“We don’t have hard data,” he said from Victoria. “Clearly we’re seeing parents die as a result of overdoses. Children are coming into care from issues relating to neglect when parents are dealing with addictions.“It happens all the time.”Grandparents on fixed incomes who suddenly take on full-time child care need more financial support, Richard said. They may also find themselves in decision-making limbo, he added, unless they apply to become legal guardians.“That takes time. It takes money,” he said. “I think for now it’s a gap.“We’re obviously very focused on trying to respond to an emergency and we’re not thinking as much as we should about the long-term impacts of that crisis.”The social stigma of addiction, along with wait-lists for treatment and lack of mental health supports, are major issues, say children’s advocates across the country. They also flag the need for more family-friendly services that don’t force addicted parents to place their children in care during treatment.Rural areas especially lack supports, said Isabel Khalaf, director of service for intake at the Durham Children’s Aid Society outside Toronto.“People have a lot of difficulty addressing the issue because part of it is: how acceptable is it in society to talk about your opioid problem?”Grandparents are in a particularly tough place, Khalaf said in an interview.“They’re kind of sandwiched between caring for their grandchild, but also being very worried about their own child,” she said.Many live in fear of the dreaded phone call “that’s going to tell them a tragedy happened.”In St. John’s, the grandmother raising her son’s children worries about what might happen to them if she ever got sick.“All I know is I’m supposed to look after these two kids. I’ll never see them in the system,” she said of foster care. “Hopefully I’ll stay well enough to look after them.”Follow @suebailey on Twitter.last_img read more

Thanks for all the fish

first_imgA big news day and pending work can only mean one thing, a very heavy and spicy lunch. That is exactly what we set out to do heading for West Bengal Bhavan.Delhi’s probashi Bengalis (non-residential bengali’s if you may) have always retreated to the comfort of Banga Bhavan (as it is better known) or the Ma Tara Hotel in CR Park to get a taste of home. Then there is always Oh! Calcutta and City of Joy in Alaknanda to offer a slightly better dining experience. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’While Oh! Calcutta turns you off with the completely ludicrous prices, City of Joy offers a substantially better deal. But beating it all I comes Banga Bhavan, you can sit in the air-conditioned interiors and enjoy your fill of Bengali food along with very good service.The menu is a fish lover’s delight – right from the crabs and the prawns and the monsoon special Hilsa – you will instinctively reach out for a well made fish fry. We decided to take the path oft not taken and ordered Mutton Cutlets. We wanted to savour the fish later. The cutlets were quite good and while we debated whether we should order round two, the Prawn Kabiraji came in. Basically a prawn cutlet fried in a thick layer of eggs is quite heavy, but sadly we were left disappointed. The prawns were not marinated enough and the coating, which is supposed to be light and fluffy was very oily and heavy on the tongue. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixThe Chicken Kosha did not do justice to the expectations we had off it and compared rather poorly to the fish. Both the Fish Kalia and the Ilish Bhapa were perfect to say the least. The fish was fresh and the gravy perfect, not to spicy but full of taste.The Ilish was a part of the special monsoon Hilsa festival that is on in the bhavan and might not be easily available throughout the year – but all other items on the menu are. Including the much loved Luchi and Alurdom. But as luck would have it – office calls! While all the items in the menu will not blow you away, they have their spectacular hits and more than anything – eating at Banga Bhavan is definite value for money. We are going back again for sure!last_img read more

Why diet foods dont satisfy us

first_imgEvolution has trained our brain to expect calories or energy from sweet-tasting foods and that is why low-calorie cookies or diet drinks do not satisfy us, suggests a research.The results could explain why dieting may backfire, leading us to eat more until the body meets its energy needs.We may even have hormones that help the brian distinguish real sugar from artificial sweetener, the study published the journal Neuron, said.“We knew that the human brain could tell the difference between real and fake sugar, we just did not know how,” said first author Monica Dus, assistant professor at the University of Michigan in the US. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’For the study, researchers deprived fruit flies of food for several hours and then gave them a choice between diet, non-nutritive sweeteners and real sugar.When the flies licked the real sugar, it activated a group of six neurons that released a hormone with receptors in the gut and brain.The hormone fuelled digestion and allowed the fly to lick more of the nutritious food.On the other hand, when the fly licked the diet sweetener, it never produced this hormone/digestive reaction because zero-calorie sweetener has no nutritional or energy value. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixIn every case, the flies abandoned the artificial sweetener and chose the regular sugar because the starved flies needed the energy provided by the calories in the real sugar.From an evolutionary perspective, sweet taste means sugar (traditionally from fruit or high concentrate carbohydrates) and a subsequent big energy boost.“Fruit flies cannot call out for pizza – their brains expect calories if they eat something sweet, and that is why they chose the regular sugar,” said Dus. “Fruit flies and humans share about 75 percent of the same disease-causing genes.”If our brains work the same way, this helps explain why diet foods do not satiate or satisfy us, and we gain weight while dieting, Dus said.It is analogous to a person eating that entire sleeve of low-calorie cookies and the body telling her she is still hungry.She keeps snacking until she eats something with nutritional value that meets her energy needs, the study said.last_img read more