DD Travel: Five ways to live it up in Las Vegas

first_imgThe majority of people who haven’t been to Las Vegas might base their idea of the city on The Hangover, but there’s so much more you can do other than gambling and losing your friends on rooftops. The city is a playground for adults – especially fun-seekers and risk-takers. Packing the most into a short stay is easy if you have the energy to keep up with this ever-exciting place. Here’s how you can savour the city:1. Lavish in the luxury Las Vegas’ main hotel casinos are huge resorts catering to all your indulgence and entertainment needs – with shopping centres, restaurants, bars, clubs and concert venues all within the complexes. Many are themed on world cities and faraway lands, while others are simply gleaming modern structures. The Las Vegas Strip is a thoroughfare of bright lights and fake settings – but the scale and beauty of all the hotels are just so mesmerising. Where else in the world can you go to the top of the Eiffel Tower, marvel at the Trevi Fountain and then take a gondola ride through Venetian canals? Fool everyone at home by sending Snapchats from a different city every hour.The Venetian hotel is one of the most beautiful city tributes, where recreations of St. Mark’s Square, the Venezia Tower and the many canals are just as grand as the real Italian city.Inside The Venetian, Las VegasThe Wynn lobby contains ornate upscale carnival features, while New York-New York has its very own roller coaster whizzing inside and outside the casino. There are so many whimsical and playful worlds to be found, and it’s well worth taking a day to explore them all. Top tip: Once you’ve entered a hotel, it’s often tricky to find your way out again as they are designed to ensnare you. Doors are hard to come by, but follow the signs for registration and lobby areas to find the exits once you’re done exploring these decadent palaces.New York-New York Hotel, Las Vegas2. Stay out LateIt seems like it’s always the weekend at Vegas, and every night is cause for a party. Bright lights draw crowds to clubs, concerts and shows – and there’s never a quiet moment. Panoramic views from Drai’sThe nightclubs here are not just clubs. They are multi-floor venues with stunning light and sound systems. If you’re looking to go all-out (Vegas is the place to do it), book a table for your own bar service and prime views of the DJ booths and dancefloors. The world’s best DJs play at these clubs, and you can catch the likes of Calvin Harris, Tiesto or Alesso on specific nights. Check out Omnia, Hakkasan, Intrigue, Marquee and Drai’s for some of the best spots to let loose. Top tip: Ladies often get free entry and reduced rates to clubs – promoters on The Strip will get you on the guestlist.Top tip 2: Drinks in nightclubs are not cheap. It’s a good idea to check the prices before ordering some sips. Happy hour runs in most bars and restaurants in the early evenings, with $5 drinks and 2 for 1 deals to start off the night.3. See the SpectacularsLas Vegas shows are world-renowned. The city seems to be built on the idea that if you’re not constantly entertained then they’re doing something wrong. Cirque du Soleil is a permanent fixture in Vegas – this acrobatic sensation has several shows running every night throughout the city. The classic Mystère at Treasure Island is a complete mystery, with amusing and amazing acts that will have you gasping and giggling at their every leap. Mystère is a contrast of baffling baby-themed scenes set among inexplicable shows of strength from the performers. Every part of the theatre is in perfectly coordinated motion, and it’s hard to know where to look in order to catch all the stunts.Mystère by Cirque du Soleil at Treasure IslandConcerts here are in a league of their own. Most recently, the biggest stars performing in Vegas include Elton John, Jennifer Lopez and Celine Dion. Britney: Piece of Me liveGo to see Britney Spears residency at Planet Hollywood for the ultimate girls’ night out. The Axis theatre where she plays becomes a festival of dancers and stage effects for two hours as she performs all her hits. ‘Britney: Piece of Me’ is all about the visuals – with fire, neon lights and confetti filling a room which is more like a nightclub than a concert hall.There are so many magic, music, comedy, dance and tribute shows in Vegas every night that there can be no excuse to say you’re bored.Top tip: You can see some Vegas spectaculars free of charge too. The Fountains of Bellagio on The Strip is an iconic music and water display running at certain times of the day. In the evenings, the outside plot of The Mirage casino alights with a fiery volcanic explosion. Many bars have live bands too, or you can chill out listening to street entertainers as the sun sets on The Strip. 4. Have a Grand CelebrationVegas is full of man-made wonders, but just two hours outside the city lies the Grand Canyon – one of the seven natural wonders of the world.Sunrise over the Grand CanyonIt really is something you have to see for yourself, and there are tours running from Vegas every day to the gigantic gorge. Allow up to 12 hours for a bus tour to the canyon, with a chance to do a daring skywalk over one of the impressive drops.One of the best ways to take in the canyon in all its glory is from the skies. You can take the opportunity to raise a toast to the beautiful landscape on the Grand Celebration helicopter tour by Papillon.Champagne breakfast with the Papillon Grand Celebration tourThe company run an early morning tour which allows you to fly across the canyon as the sun rises and catch the stunning luminous glow on the orange and red rocks. The six-seater helicopters offer amazing open views of the Hoover Dam, Lake Mead and the West Rim as you soar overhead.The pilots provide a personalised guide to the sights before landing in an Indian reserve for breakfast. The champagne is free-flowing for the 30-minute visit, before you’re up in the air once more to return to base. The tour lasts for four hours – from the hotel pick-up to the return, but it’s those 70 minutes in the sky overlooking the phenomenal scenery that are unforgettable.Papillon’s luxury helicopters5. Flash the CashThe gambling capital that is Las Vegas is going to take your money in whatever way it can, so why not leave with something nice to show for it? Many of the hotels along The Strip have their own sprawling, sparkling malls, with high-end designer boutiques and couture creations. Caesar’s Palace, The Wynn and The Palazzo are made for extravagant purchases.Fashion Show – Las VegasYou can find more affordable brands at the Fashion Show mall and Miracle Mile at Planet Hollywood. A trip to the North or South Premium Outlets is a must for bargain hunters. It’s always a lucky day at these malls when top brands are offering huge discounts.Top tip: Save up some extra dollars for shopping by taking the bus along The Strip. You can buy a three-day pass on The Deuce line for $20 – allowing you to travel to the outlet malls and hotels all day and night. It’s a much cheaper option than taxis.Ready to live it up? How to plan your own unforgettable Vegas experienceThe variety of Vegas is endless. Whether it’s the people, the shows or the places, there’s going to be something that amazes you. The locals do actually utter the phrase “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas”, but your experiences are definitely not going to be memories you want to leave behind.To find out about all the latest happenings in Vegas, check out www.lasvegas.com. It’s the best way to discover all the best hotels and restaurants, book tours and get tickets to the hottest shows in town.DD Travel: Five ways to live it up in Las Vegas was last modified: November 3rd, 2016 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:dd travelEntertainmentholidaysLas Vegasnightlifelast_img read more

New fuel pipeline for Moz and SA

first_imgThe new 450km pipeline will alleviate pressure on inland fuel supply in South Africa. (Image: South African Qualification & Certification Committee) The proposed route of the new pipeline. (Image: Petroline Holdings)Janine ErasmusConstruction on a R5.8-billion ($620-million) fuel pipeline between the Mozambican port of Matola in Maputo province and Kendal in South Africa is due to start later in 2009. The 450km-long pipeline will transport up to 3.5-million litres per year and is expected to prevent potential fuel shortages in South Africa.The multi-product pipeline will take just six months to build, as project operator Petroline intends to have it up and running as early as possible in 2010. Petroline is a locally-registered company that also owns the sections of the line that run through South African soil.When complete the pipeline will facilitate the importation of petrol and diesel from Mozambique, which has extensive natural gas and coal reserves but no oil reserves. Of the pipeline’s total capacity of 3.5-million litres of fuel and diesel, a maximum of 1.5-million litres will be diverted to Nelspruit while the remainder will be transported to Kendal.“Our aim is to have this project operational before 2010,” said Mateus Kathupa, CEO of shareholder Petróleos De Moçambique (Petrómoc), “in order to have an additional capacity in terms of oil supplies to South Africa.”Matola is closer to Johannesburg, South Africa’s busiest city, than the port of Durban which is the traditional entry point for fuel imports.The pipeline will travel 64km from the existing coastal storage facility at Matola in Mozambique to the South African border at Komatipoort. It will then run for a distance of 135km between Komatipoort and Nelspruit in Mpumalanga province, followed by the 249km stretch to Kendal. At its final destination there is the possibility of the pipeline joining with the current Transnet Pipelines network for inland distribution of fuel.The refurbishment and upgrade of Matola port is part of the project, as are new tank storage facilities at the Nelspruit depot.Annual revenue from the new pipeline is expected to exceed R7.5-billion ($800-million).Mozambique-South Africa co-operationThe Mozambican-South African consortium Petroline Holdings received its licence to build the pipeline from the National Energy Regulator of South Africa at the end of March 2007.Petroline has four major shareholders – these are the Woesa Consortium which holds 25%, Gigajoule International with 20%, Petrómoc with 40% and Companhia De Desenvolvimento De Petróleo Moçambique which holds 15%.Construction of the pipeline was originally scheduled for September 2008 but was delayed because the environmental impact studies have not yet received final approval. According to Katupha, issues such as compensation to people who live on land across which the pipeline will pass have yet to be resolved.Five studies have been undertaken, three in South Africa and two in Mozambique. In South Africa the national Department of Environmental Affairs is working on the project and in Mozambique it is the Ministry of Coordination of Environmental Affairs that must give the go-ahead. Approval is expected no later than May 2009, following which construction will begin apace.Fast-growing economyIn December 2005 South Africa suffered severe fuel shortages which impacted on many sectors of the economy. Airlines lost revenue because their planes were grounded, while many farmers suffered losses because they could not harvest at the optimal time. Motorists had to drive to several locations before they found a functioning service station.The Moerane Report of 2006, under the leadership of Advocate Marumo Moerane, investigated the crisis and found that one of the major causes of the shortage was the lack of adequate pipeline capacity in South Africa. This caused disruptions in the chain of supply.Additionally the Moerane commission predicted that the current economic growth rate in South Africa meant that there was a strong possibility of fuel demand outstripping supply capacity by mid-2009, as inland supply routes were not up to the task.The new pipeline is expected to alleviate much of the shortage in capacity and go a long way towards ensuring that such a crisis will not happen again.Since it operates in both South Africa and Mozambique, the pipeline presents another prime opportunity for integration and development between countries in the Southern African Development Community.Because the direction of flow can be reversed, the line could also be used to ferry fuel products to out of South Africa for distribution to neighbouring countries such as Botswana.Do you have queries or comments about this article? Contact Janine Erasmus at janinee@mediaclubsouthafrica.com.Related linksHighest global quality fuel in SA Infrastructure development in SAThe Southern African Development CommunityUseful linksPetroline HoldingsPetrómocNational Energy Regulator of SANational Petroleum Institute, MozambiqueMinistry of Coordination of Environmental Affairslast_img read more

New M&G journalism centre

first_imgThe new M&G Centre for Investigative Journalism is set to make waves in South African investigative reporting. (Image: stock.xchng) MEDIA CONTACTS • Stefaans BrümmerM&G Centre for Investivative JournalismRELATED ARTICLES • Reshaping reportage on Africa• Rewarding good African reporting • Fifa guarantees press freedom • The media and open justiceJanine ErasmusThe non-profit M&G Centre for Investigative Journalism has opened its doors with a threefold aim – to produce quality investigative journalism stories; to train suitably qualified journalists; and to help improve the environment for such individuals in South Africa, allowing them to do their work freely and efficiently.The project is the result of a collaborative effort between the Open Society Foundation for South Africa, which is a grant-making organisation committed to promoting the principles of democracy, and M&G Media.The Open Society Foundation, which funded the initiative to the tune of R1-million (US$138 000) for the first year, was established in 1993 by Hungarian-born philanthropist George Soros, now living in the US.Soros founded the South African foundation to help promote an open society in the country. This, he hoped, would result in democracy, tolerance for opposing opinions, acceptance of and respect for minorities, a strong economy, and an active civil society.M&G Media owns the Mail&Guardian newspaper as well as the corresponding online portal, which claims to be Africa’s oldest newspaper website.The company is also responsible for The Teacher magazine, a monthly, and a number of other online publications including blogs Thought Leader, Sports Leader and Tech Leader, as well as Campus Times and entertainment portal The Guide.The foundation’s executive director Zohra Dawood said that a free media culture is vital to the growth of democracy, and support for initiatives that drive such a culture is a priority for the organisation.“In supporting the Mail&Guardian over the years, we salute its commitment to investigative journalism in particular,” she said. “We are proud to be a part of an initiative that will continue a fearless tradition of exposing wrongdoing in the public interest.”Quality investigationsThe team is known collectively as amaBhungane – the dung beetles. Members of the scarab superfamily of beetles, these creatures, although small, help to improve agricultural conditions by consuming dung.Stories produced by the centre’s staff will be distributed through the two M&G publications, the Mail&Guardian and the Mail&Guardian Online.Already a host of top journalists have come on board. Among them are Adriaan Basson, Stefaans Brümmer and Sam Sole of M&G – all of them multiple award winners. Investigators Jackie Mapiloko of City Press and Ilham Rawoot and the first group of interns support the veteran complement.According to Mail&Guardian newspaper editor Nic Dawes, good investigative journalism is central to the publication’s ability to embody the constitutional idea of a free press.“With greatly compromised institutions of state – from parliament to the prosecuting authorities – it increasingly falls to the media to do the crucial work of insisting on accountability, both in government and in the private sector,” he said.Having a dedicated investigative journalism unit will help alleviate the financial pressure that media houses increasingly struggle with, said Dawes, and at the same time allow M&G Media to enhance the quality of its investigative journalism work.“From corruption and governance issues to health, the environment and poverty,” he said, “amaBhungane will be working to turn the dross of greed and self-interest into fertiliser for democracy”.Improving African journalismThe centre is just one of a number of initiatives aimed at improving the quality of all genres of journalism in South Africa and on the continent.Among them are the partnership between Rhodes University in the Eastern Cape and Unesco, which focuses on improving the standard of reporting through the training of journalism teachers, especially with regard to the efficient use of new media.Further afield, the science journalism mentoring project spearheaded by the World Federation of Science Journalists with the support of the UK’s Department for International Development, has produced not only a group of well-equipped young science journalists, but has also given rise to new science journalism associations in South Africa and a handful of other African countries, as well as new science publications and TV and radio programmes.Through internships, the M&G centre aims to produce much the same effect. Budding journalists from any media house in the Southern African region are encouraged to apply for an intern position.last_img read more

Mr Price Pro Ballito confirmed until 2014

first_imgWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material The top 96 surfers in the worldFeaturing only the top 96 surfers in the world, South African competitors must be rated within the top 96 in order to earn their place in the prestigious event. Scheduled at the season’s critical halfway mark, the increase in available equal ninth-place finishes (from four to eight), as well as ratings points (1 034 to 1 300 for an equal 17th and 3 120 to 3 320 for equal fifth), will give surfers more opportunity to climb the ASP One World rankings ladder. “ASP Africa is both honored and proud to be associated with an event like the Mr Price Pro Ballito,” ASP Africa operations manager Colin Fitch said. SAinfo reporter 2011 ASP World Tour rookie and Mr Price Pro Ballito runner-up John John Florence secured the first official entry. The Hawaiian standout performer is hoping he can return home with the spoils in 2012 after his barrel riding ability resulted in a number of perfect scores last year. “I really enjoyed the waves in Ballito,” Florence said. “They’re a lot like the barrels at Backdoor (the Banzai Pipeline in Hawaii). It’s big and round and maybe a little bit faster and longer, but I felt really comfortable in that kind of surf, so I’m really looking forward to surfing in Ballito again.” The Mr Price Pro Ballito will host the world’s finest surfers in the wave-rich South African holiday town through 2014, thanks to a three-year deal inked between KwaDukuza municipality and world surfing’s governing body, ASP International. 22 February 2012 With a number of refinements to the ASP Prime Tour in 2012, the event could prove critical for surfers hoping to cement their place among the world’s top 34 surfers in 2013. ‘Perfect surf’“Based on the fact that we had more than seven days of perfect surf that was never under three metres in 2011, I am convinced that we will see many more of the world’s top surfers fighting for a place in this year’s 96 man field.” ‘Flawless’Defending champion, Californinan Patrick Gudauskas, shared similar sentiments after his victory last year. “This is definitely the best event I’ve ever competed in,” he said, “and maybe the best one I’ve ever watched. It has been flawless for a whole week and we’re all psyched to be surfing in Ballito.” ASP Tour veteran and multiple national champion Greg Emslie from East London leads the way for the six wildcard entries yet to be announced. Leading the local field are elite ASP World Tour campaigners Jordy Smith, the 2010 Mr Price Pro Ballito Champion, and Travis Logie, who finished runner-up to Australian Chris Davidson in the 2009 edition of the event. Since its move from Durban, the R1.9-million ASP Prime event has grown from strength to strength at its Ballito home about 40 kilometres north of Durban, and proved a popular venue with both surfers and spectators thanks to the unprecedented surf enjoyed during the event’s window over the past three years.last_img read more

Pair of and Navy Velvet Feel Hair Scrunchies Bobbles Elastic Hair Bands : 5 WELL-EARNED STARS

first_imgLovely shades of blue and red. Great scrunchies, fast delivery, great value. Good quality and good speed of delivery. Very good for protecting your hair if you’re trying to grow it (like me) and also good for thick hair (like mine). I bought these for 16yr old grandaughters hair,she very please, these velvet ones are hard to come by,had different colours,. Good quality and good speed of delivery5 WELL-EARNED STARSOk, nothing special, smaller than expectedPerfect cheap scrunchiesGreat scrunchiesReally nice scrunchies.Pair of Red and Navy Velvet Feel Hair Scrunchies Bobbles Elastic Hair Bands Perfect scrunchies which look very stylish and cool in my hair, would recommend to others who would like to use them for a fashion item. Lovely soft good quality scrunchies. The red colour is brightest than the picture. Prompt delivery, good quality and inexpensive. Happy to buy more scrunchies as and when i next need them. I would recommend this product to others, i received the item within one day,i had no issues and would order from this user again. Washed regularly and keep their shape ,excellent value to. Are what you would expect from the picture in terms of colour and texture. £2 is a fiar amount for one hair tie, but i wear them everyday, so it’s worth it. Amazing value for money, look exactly like the ones in the pic. These were fairly narrow velvet, so not as thick as you may think but still good for the price. Took a few days to arrive but really useful as i had difficulty finding a navy colour in the shops. Good material and colors as described, vibrant and great. The velvet part is a bit smaller than i hoped but they are good scrunchies. Needed these to take my daughters hair bun for school. Great quality and arrived very quickly, would definitely buy from again :). Pair of red and navy velvet hair scrunchies. I would recommend them for anyone who wears them. Ok, practically nothing particular, scaled-down than envisioned. Quite standard scrunchie- a great deal more compact than i anticipated. If you have thick hair i would not propose.The colours are a ton brighter than they show up to be in the photo, having said that nonetheless just as i needed and although has fairly low-priced material, great pressure on the hairband etc so does the occupation and continue to appears to be like pleasant.The hair band is compact, but will come in wonderful colours. I are inclined to like even bigger hair bands. I will not be using these but they are pleasant.last_img read more

Punjab grenade attack case: key accused held

first_imgThe National Investigation Agency (NIA) has arrested a key accused in last year’s grenade attack on a police station in Punjab’s Jalandhar from Pulwama in Jammu and Kashmir, according to an official statement. The accused has been identified as Amir Nazir Mir, a resident of Dadsara, Awantipora, Pulwama, it said. He was arrested from Awantipora, the central agency said. On September 14, 2018, four grenades were hurled at the building of Maksudan police station in Jalandhar, in which one police personnel was injured. Initially, an FIR was registered by the Jalandhar police to probe the case. The case was then taken up for investigation by the NIA in December. “NIA investigation has revealed that the attack was handiwork of Kashmir-based terror outfit Ansar Ghazawat-ul-Hind (AGH),” the statement issued by the probe agency said. Mir is a key accused as he procured and facilitated delivery of four grenades used in the attack on the directions of AGH chief Zakir Musa, it said. Two arrested earlierTwo other accused hailing from Pulwama – Fazil Bashir Pinchoo and Shahid Qayoom – were earlier arrested in the case. They were pursuing their B. Tech from St. Soldier Group of Colleges in Jalandhar, the statement said.Mir was the active link between the arrested accused and the AGH chief, it said. Two more accused who were involved in the attack – Rauf Ahmed Mir and Umar Ramzan – were killed in an encounter with security forces in South Kashmir on December 22, 2018.last_img read more

IPL 2011: Miandad blames IPL for Australian cricket’s decline

first_imgHolding the cash-rich Indian Premier League (IPL) responsible for Australian cricket’s decline, former Pakistan cricket captain Javed Miandad said the Australians got distracted by the big cash thrown at them by the Twenty20 league.”I believe Australia’s slump has a lot to do with their players’ association with the IPL,” Miandad told The News.”Most of their top players got a bit too distracted because of the big cash thrown at them by the IPL. They even started ignoring national duty which has really caused their downfall,” he added.The Australians, who were almost an invincible lot till about a year back, have completely slumped to disaster, which is evident from their dismal show in the recently-concluded Ashes series.Australia lost the Ashes series at home 1-3 and wilted to fifth place in the Test rankings.Miandad feels the Aussie cricketers got lured by the money-spinning IPL and did not try to resist the temptation to earn the big bucks. “All of that has really hurt the Australians, who I am sure would have not slumped like this if their players had resisted the temptation to earn big bucks that was used to lure them by the IPL,” said Miandad.According to Miandad, players like Glen McGrath, Shane Warne and Adam Gilchrist retired from Test cricket before their time so that they could earn the IPL millions, which was launched in 2008.Miandad also warned that this twenty20 league might just end up killing the Test as well as One-Day cricket altogether.advertisement”It certainly will. There is too much disparity when it comes to pays and if proper steps are not taken then top players will continue to put this league above international cricket,” said Miandad.- With PTI inputslast_img read more

State League wrap

first_imgIn round one of the South Australian State League, Eastern Stingrays and Central Scorpions were winners in both the Premier and B divisions.In the Premier division, the Stingrays were 4-2 winners over the South West Wolves, while the Scorpions were four touchdown winners over the Defence Eagles, 6-2. In the B Division, the Stingrays were too good for the Wolves winning 8-4, while the Scorpions were close winners over the Vipers, winning 9-8. Round two of the CMI State League will be played Friday, 16 October at City Touch. In the Premier division at 6.30pm, the Eagles will play the Stingrays, while the Vipers will kick off their season when they play the Wolves. The Scorpions have the bye in round two. In the B Division at 7.20pm, the Stingrays will play the Scorpions, while the Wolves will take on the Vipers. For additional information regarding the State League, visit the following website:www.touchsa.com.auIn the VT League, rounds three and four were also played on the weekend. In the Men’s division, the Uni Blues were three touchdown winners over the Western Dodgers, while the Melbourne City Lions and the Bayside Vipers both scored plenty of touchdowns against the Northern Falcons and the Casey Cougars respectively. In round four of the Men’s division, the Vipers continued their winning ways with their three touchdown win over the Blues, while the Cougars and the Dodgers were both two touchdown winners over the Falcons and the Lions respectively. After four rounds of the competition, the Vipers sit on top of the ladder of the Men’s division, with four wins from their four games.In round three of Women’s division, the Lions were six touchdown winners over the Falcons, while the Blues were too good for the Cougars, winning 5-1. The Vipers were big winners in round three, beating the Dodgers by nine touchdowns, 9-0.The Lions and the Vipers continued their good form in round four. The Lions proved too strong for the Dodgers, winning by nine touchdowns, while the Cougars and the Vipers were both three touchdown winners over the Falcons and the Blues respectively.After four rounds of the competition the Vipers and the Lions are still undefeated and will meet in the first round this weekend to determine who will continue their undefeated run. It was a busy weekend for touch in Traralgon last weekend, which hosted rounds three and four of the VT League, as well as the 20/20 drop off tournament for regional teams. Blackest Cat and Australian Men’s Open vice captain Jason Stanton was in attendance, as was Australian Men’s 20’s coach Micheal Lovett for the Trends of the Game breakfast. A Level One refereeing course was also conducted on the Sunday, to finish off a touch-filled weekend.  All teams will be tested this Saturday when both divisions play three rounds each, with the games to be played at Casey Fields in Cranbourne, commencing at 12pm. The Women’s round five games will see the Lions playing the Vipers, the Cougars take on Western Dodgers and the Blues will play the Falcons. In round five of the Men’s competition, the Dodgers will play the Falcons, the Vipers will meet the Lions, while the Cougars will face the Blues. In round six of the Women’s division, the Blues will play the Lions, Cougars take on the Vipers and the Falcons will take on the Dodgers. In the Men’s round six games, Cougars will play the Dodgers, Vipers face off against the Northern Falcons and the Blues take on the LionsIn the final round of the day, the Vipers will play the Falcons, the Lions take on the Cougars and the Dodgers meet the Blues. In the Men’s round seven games, the Falcons will play the Blues, the Dodgers will play the Vipers and the Lions will play the Cougars. For more information regarding the VT League, please visit the following website:www.vtleague.com.auSA MIXED STATE LEAGUEROUND ONE RESULTSPREMIER DIVISIONEastern Stingrays 4 def. South West Wolves 2Central Scorpions 6 def.  Defence Eagles 2Vipers byeB DIVISIONEastern Stingrays 8 def. South West Wolves 4Central Scorpions 9 def. Northern Vipers 8VT LEAGUEROUND THREE – RESULTSMENSWestern Dodgers 5 def. by Uni Blues 8Northern Falcons 6 def. by Melbourne City Lions 10Casey Cougars 4 def. by Bayside Vipers 13WOMENSMelbourne City Lions 10 def Northern Falcons 4Bayside Vipers 9 def Western Dodgers 0Uni Blues 5 def Casey Cougars 1ROUND FOUR – RESULTSMENSUni Blues 3 def by Bayside Vipers 6Northern Falcons 4 def by Casey Cougars 6Melbourne City Lions 6 def by Western Dodgers 8WOMENSNorthern Falcons 4 def by Casey Cougars 7Bayside Vipers 3 def by Uni Blues 0 Western Dodgers 2 def by Melbourne City Lions 11last_img read more

Ottawa holds emergency cabinet meeting to try to salvage Trans Mountain project

first_imgMembers of the Trudeau government have emerged from an emergency meeting on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, saying they are more determined than ever to get the project built — over the objections of British Columbia.Natural resources Minister Jim Carr says they considering various options.Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr came out to speak for just a minute and a half. Gave no new answers on what the government will do about the Trans Mountain pipeline. #Cdnpoli pic.twitter.com/tmV6mrnQ7q— Cormac Mac Sweeney (@cmaconthehill) April 10, 2018He would not comment on Alberta Premier Rachel Notley’s threat today that her province will simply buy the whole project from Kinder Morgan.We had a walking scrum with Infrastructure Minister Sohi, who also wouldn’t provide any new information. Wouldn’t talk about options or even say when we will hear about any government decision.#cdnpoli— Cormac Mac Sweeney (@cmaconthehill) April 10, 2018 One after one, other Ministers are coming down but saying little. Just repeating the pipeline will be built and they are looking at all options #cdnpoli— Cormac Mac Sweeney (@cmaconthehill) April 10, 2018The company has said it will not pay for any more non-essential expenses after B-C’s obstructionist tactics.last_img read more

Residents urged to be cautious with rising fire danger rating

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Though the Peace Region was exempt from the province’s campfire ban, the Prince George Fire Centre is still issuing residents to use caution when having a fire.With the fire danger rating climbing between moderate and high in the Peace Region, any unattended fires could lead to something much worse.Fire Information Officer Amanda Reynolds explained that with rising temperature there is potential for lightning hold over fires. “There is always the potential for lightning hold over fires but were not anticipating lightning in the next couple of days,” said Reynolds.Reynolds added that lightning hold overs occur when an area experiences hot temperatures and gets struck by lightning, causing a blaze.Reynolds went on to say that there are no new fires in the Fort St. John area and if residents are careful there won’t be for an extended amount of time.Current Fire Danger Rating. Photo by the Government of British Columbia.last_img read more