Approximately 2.5 million children experience homelessness every year and many kids’ birthdays happen while they are in a shelter, making it hard to celebrate.Maddie and Mackenzie ZieglerThat’s why DoSomething.org, the largest organization for young people and social change has teamed up with Johnson & Johnson for a campaign called Birthday Mail.Video: Maddie and Mackenzie Ziegler + DoSomething.org Birthday MailBirthday Mail encourages young people across the country to make blank, handmade cards to send to children in homeless shelters to ensure that every child can celebrate their special day. Beginning today through June 30, young people can sign up at DoSomething.org/BirthdayMail to find a shelter near them where they can mail their cards. Young people who sign up for the campaign and upload a photo will also be eligible to win a $5,000 scholarship.As another way to support the Birthday Mail campaign, people can download the Donate a Photo app available on the App Store and in Google Play. For every photo taken in the app before June 30, 2016, Johnson & Johnson will donate $1 to DoSomething.org to provide materials for a young people to make birthday cards for kids experiencing homelessness.“Everyone has a birthday and it’s something that you look forward to all year, especially when you’re a kid,” said Aria Finger, CEO and Chief Old Person at DoSomething.org. “Birthday Mail helps make sure that the millions of children experiencing homelessness have a way to celebrate their special day too.”Multitalented dancers/actresses Maddie and Mackenzie Ziegler known for their roles in the award-winning series Dance Moms, recorded a public service announcement encouraging their fans to create birthday cards for youth experiencing homelessness.“We are so excited to be a part of the Birthday Mail campaign! It’s such an easy and fun way to give back,” said Maddie Ziegler. “Mackenzie and I really love making cards for our friends and family and think everyone should be celebrated on their birthday.”Maddie will next take on the role as So You Think You Can Dance: The Next Generation’s newest judge, while Mackenzie will drop her second album later this year.For more information about the Birthday Mail campaign, visit: DoSomething.org/BirthdayMail.
Old Fort Road Near Gate A to the dam site, drivers may encounter loose gravel and increased commercial traffic. Gravel sections have developed near 85th Avenue. Overnight deliveries of penstock pipes along Old Fort Road will result in rolling road closures and traffic delays. Deliveries will occur every one or two weeks. Due to equipment delivery, there may be occasional short road closures along Old Fort Road from Tahltan Road to Gate B. Excavation of a short section of Old Fort Road will result in small detours, increased noise, dust and vibration. Highway 29: Construction-related traffic and investigation equipment will travel along Highway 29. Visit drivebc.ca to get the latest traffic advisories. Other areas: Trucks with heavy loads will be accessing the dam site and other project areas, using public and resource roads. Equipment Heavy machinery will be in the transmission line corridor. Please stay clear of the work areas. Helicopters and commercial drones may be used to support investigative and construction works. Noise and vibration Some noise and vibration may occur near the dam site and work areas, including the quarries. Pile driving may take place near the 85th Avenue Industrial Lands. During noxious weed inventories, crews will travel through areas to capture data. Areas, where herbicide has been applied, will be signposted. Please stay clear of active in-river work areas along the Peace and Moberly rivers. These areas are identified with signage and markings. Transmission work may occur on the 138 kV right-of-way within the dam site. Excavation, including in-river excavation, will progress on both banks of the Peace River. Construction activities will continue. This could include drilling, blasting, crushing, earthmoving, tunnelling, concrete placement, and road maintenance. We will use the tower and mobile cranes. 85th Avenue Conveyor Construction and assembly continue on the conveyor between the 85th Avenue Industrial Lands and the dam site. Paving will occur on Old Fort Road. Work will use heavy machinery, resulting in noise, dust and vibration. Typical work hours are 7 am to 7 pm, seven days a week. Periodic sweeping or dust suppression will occur. Highway 29 Noxious weed inventory and treatment may occur along Highway 29 and in Wuthrich, Portage Mountain, and West Pine Quarries. Construction will continue at Cache Creek West. This will include grading, road construction, and drainage work. Portage Mountain Quarry haul road construction will continue. Archaeological data recovery will occur at Cache Creek East and Halfway River. Reservoir area Forestry and access road data collection and site investigations will continue along the reservoir area. Road construction activities will occur in the preparation of clearing on the south bank, eastern reservoir, and north bank near Halfway River. Archaeological investigations may occur in support of reservoir access road design. Transmission works Transmission line construction will continue. This includes helical pile foundation installation, testing and welding, and tower assembly. Maintenance work will continue on roads that provide access to the transmission corridor. Clearing activities may occur. This includes selective hand-falling and hauling logs to local mills. Wood waste will be chipped, mulched, spread as coarse woody debris or hauled off-site. Road construction will occur in various locations on the transmission line right-of-way. This includes but is not limited to the Peace Canyon and Peace Hill, Trapper Main, Boucher Lake and Medicine Woman road areas, as well as on the south slope of the dam site. Upgrades will continue at the Peace Canyon Generating Station. Other areas Geotechnical investigations will occur on the south bank of the Peace River, across from Lynx Creek. Helicopters will move equipment and workers from a staging area on the north side of the river. Work is occurring downstream of the dam site for the Peace River side channel enhancements. Aggregate and riprap production will continue in West Pine Quarry. We will transport material by rail to the dam site and by truck to Highway 29. WHAT TO EXPECT Work will take place during the day, night, and on the weekend until the project is completed. During this time, residents can expect: Traffic – please use caution and obey safety signage FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The following outlines the construction details for the Site C project for July 22nd – August, 4th, 2019.Dam site area – north bank and south bank Noxious weed inventory and treatment will occur in the main civil works area, on the banks of the Peace River. Large sections of penstock pipe will be transported along Old Fort Road. This requires overnight rolling closures, with short delays to traffic. Check our website for upcoming deliveries. Construction of a wash station to limit the migration of invasive species continues. Contractors will continue to move equipment and materials to the site. This includes deliveries by rail and road. Contractors are continuing construction and operations in their work areas. This includes the main civil works, generating station and spillways civil works, turbines and generators, and substation.
New Delhi: Delhi Police on Sunday said that they have arrested three persons who were involved in an extortion case in the West Delhi area.The law enforcement agency stated that one of the accused was the victim’s friend who in the greed of money passed information to other accused. Police identified the accused as Gurpal (29), Jaspreet (38), Banny Singh (24). Deputy Commissioner of Police (West) Monika Bharadwaj said that on April 21, the complaint alleged that he received a ransom call demanding rupees 20 lakhs. Also Read – Odd-Even: CM seeks transport dept’s views on exemption to women, two wheelers, CNG vehiclesThe caller further threatened him that if the extortion money is not paid, his family will be eliminated. On the intervening night of April 20-21, someone fired two rounds outside the house of the complainant to pressurize him to pay the ransom money. DCP West said that on the basis of secret information and after the interrogation of about 60 suspects Gurpal, who had fired outside the house of the complainant was arrested. At his instance, co-accused Jaspreet who made the ransom call to the complainant and Banny Singh, who leaked the information of complainant to accused persons were also arrested. Also Read – More good air days in Delhi due to Centre’s steps: JavadekarPolice said that the accused persons disclosed that the information was leaked to them by one Banny Singh, who was a close friend of the complainant. “Banny Singh informed them that complainant Navdeep Singh is earning a lot of money and upon easy pressure, he can pay them money, without informing the police,” DCP said. They hatched a conspiracy and arranged a mobile SIM of Odisha on forged ID and old second-hand mobile to make the ransom call. Jaspreet using a voice changing application made a ransom call to the complainant and demanded rupees 20 lakhs.
CAIRO: An Egyptian court has set December 9 for the Muslim Brotherhood chief and senior officials of the movement to face trial on new incitement charges, judicial sources said on Sunday.Brotherhood Supreme Guide Mohammed Badie and other leaders of the Islamist grouping including Essam al-Erian and Mohammed al-Beltagui face charges of inciting violence in the Cairo neighbourhood of Bahr al-Aazam that led to deadly clashes in July.Badie and his two deputies Khairat al-Shater and Rashad Bayoumi in a separate trial already face other charges related to the deaths of protesters who stormed the Brotherhood’s Cairo headquarters on June 30. In October, the original judges presiding over that case recused themselves, citing “reasons of conscience”.The court on Sunday also set December 10 for the trial of former Brotherhood chief Mohammed Mahdi Akef who is accused of insulting the judiciary.The trials are part of a massive crackdown by authorities against the Brotherhood after the military overthrew Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in July.Security forces launched a sweeping crackdown on Morsi’s supporters in August, violently dispersing two protest camps in the capital.More than 1,000 people have been killed since Morsi’s ouster — mainly his supporters — and the authorities have arrested some 2,000 Islamists, including most of the Brotherhood’s leadership.Morsi himself is on trial over his alleged involvement in the deaths of protesters outside the presidential palace in December 2012.At his first hearing on November 4, he rejected the court’s legitimacy and demanded that the “military coup” leaders be prosecuted instead.The army ousted Morsi, Egypt’s first democratically elected president, on July 3 after millions of people took to the streets to demand his resignation, accusing him of betraying the revolution that brought him to power.
“Hokey” and “hockey:” words so similar, they’re often mistaken to be same. Despite the discrepancy of one little “c,” among the women’s collegiate hockey world, “Hokey” and “hockey” are becoming synonymous.Freshman forward Hokey Langan, a 5-feet-4-inch standout from Chatham, Ontario came to Ohio State to play under coach Jackie Barto last year and is having a breakout season.“She’s a dynamic offensive player. She’s a really head-smart, nose in the game [kind of player],” Barto said. “She does the little things out on the ice. She comes to play every night. She’s a determined, aggressive player.”The love of hockey was something Langan always had growing up. Around the age of 3, Langan said she started to play around with her siblings.“It just came. It was something I wanted to do every day,” Langan said. “[I] used to shoot pucks outside with my brother and my sister, and I never wanted to stop playing.”But it wasn’t until Langan developed as a more mature player that the long list of recognition began to grow. In high school, Langan played for the London Junior Devilettes before earning a spot on Team Canada’s Under-18 team. She was a two-time member of the gold medal-winning Team Ontario Red at the ‘07 and ‘08 Canadian U18 National Championships. She served as a captain at the ‘08 championships. In Aug. 2008, Langan competed with Team Canada in a U18 series against Team USA. At the 2009 IIHF World Women’s U18 Championship, Langan won the silver medal with Team Canada. When looking at colleges, Langan said OSU offered her multiple reasons to become a Buckeye.“The first time driving in, the campus [was] beautiful,” Langan said about her recruiting trip. “Academics [are] really good here, and [OSU is] known for athletics. Every sport here is developed, so you can get a good crowd.”But OSU’s location was the biggest factor for Langan.“I live four hours away, so my parents can come and watch,” she said. “They’ve been to every single home game so far.”This year, Langan has been named the WCHA Rookie of the Week twice. She tied OSU single-game records for goals with four and points with five in the 5-2 victory over Bemidji State Jan. 22.Barto said she is proud of the girls who have received WCHA honors this season because the individual rewards are a reflection on the team.Langan has moved into the lead for overall points in the WCHA with 39 (18 goals, 21 assists). She’s maintained the top spot in conference-only scoring with 32 points, 16 goals and assists apiece. With 1.42 points per game, she leads NCAA rookies and ranks eighth overall in the nation.Senior co-captain Raelyn LaRocque said she likes playing with Langan because she can always count on the freshman to be in the right spot.“[Langan offers] a lot of confidence, a lot of control. You know if you give her the puck, she’s going to make something happen with it,” LaRocque said. “So you can just throw her the puck at any point and time … [and] she’ll knock it off her stick and toss it over there.”With a goal of winning a national championship before she graduates, Langan respects the suggestions and criticisms the coaches offer her after each game.“[In] team meetings with the coaches, Jackie [Barto] tells me what I can do to improve and that’s what I strive to do,” Langan said. “Just to improve as a player in offense, defense. Hopefully I can improve for the next three years.”Still in her inaugural season as a Buckeye athlete, Langan said what makes the experience worthwhile is the people that surround her.“The coaches, as well as the team, they make it really fun,” Langan said. “You go to school, do what you have to do, and then you come to the rink and play what you love.”Barto said she sees Langan as a continual contributor to the team, with a bright futureahead.“[If] she keeps working hard on and off the ice, and improving her game … she’s going to be one of the top players in this country,” Barto said. “[She’s] going to … help this program get to the level we want to get to.”
The Columbus Clippers salvaged a 2-2 series-split with a 5-1 victory over the Durham Bulls at Huntington Park on Monday night. A crowd of 9,271 was in attendance for Dime-a-Dog night at Huntington Park which featured 10-cent Sugardale hot dogs. The total number of hotdogs sold in the park was 24,873, nearly three hot dogs per person. Monday’s game also featured Ohio State basketball player Mark Titus throwing out the first pitch. Titus has gained recognition for his “Club Trillion” blog. While there were rain showers throughout the day, game time conditions were fair as the rain stopped and temperatures were in the low 60s. The game began with four innings of scoreless baseball, which was uncharacteristic of a matchup that featured two teams that led the International League in runs scored and batting average. Clippers pitcher Mike Gosling pitched 6.1 innings of shutout baseball before being relieved. Before the game, Gosling announced that this would be his final start as he is retiring to spend more time with his family. Gosling allowed five hits and one walk, while striking out five. Gosling featured a fastball in the upper 80s and kept the hitters guessing with breaking balls that ranged between 70 and 80 mph.“I did have a little bit better command of my fastball tonight,” Gosling said. “I knew at the beginning of the game that my velocity was down a little bit, so instead of forcing my way to better velocity, I tried to hit spots and keep them off balance. I was more able to mix in my other stuff. I tried to drop in the slow curve, the difference in velocity helps keep the hitter off the fastball and everything else, so I try to drop that in occasionally and keep them guessing.”Durham pitcher Richard De Los Santos was equally effective through the first four innings, holding the Clippers to only two hits. De Los Santos had trouble in the fifth inning, though.Jose Constanza started off the inning with a single. De Los Santos walked Michael Brantley and hit Jason Donald with a pitch to load the bases with no outs. With a full count, Carlos Santana hit a grand slam to right center field that left the ballpark and cleared Nationwide Blvd. to give the Clippers a 4-0 lead. De Los Santos finished off the fifth inning but was relieved by Brian Baker in the sixth.Carlos Santana showed more power with a solo home run in the bottom of the seventh inning that left the ballpark once again over the right field fence. The home run was Santana’s ninth of the season. Santana also took the team lead in RBIs from Shelley Duncan with his fifth RBI of the game, making his total 37. “He hit a couple big ones tonight,” said Clippers manager Mike Sarbaugh. “That first home run was impressive.”Clippers pitchers Vinnie Pestano and Josh Judy kept the Bulls scoreless through the eighth inning. But the Clippers couldn’t complete their second shutout in a row as the Bulls scored on an RBI double by Ryan Shealy in the ninth. Clippers infielder Jason Donald was called up to the Cleveland Indians immediately after the game as Asdrubal Cabrera was carted off of the field in the first inning of the Indians’ loss to Tampa Bay. Cabrera suffered a left forearm injury after a collision with third baseman Jhonny Peralta. The Clippers now leave on an eight-game road trip and will return to Huntington Park on May 27.
Junior forward Tanner Fritz (16) passes the puck during a game against Niagara Nov. 8 at the Schottenstein Center. OSU won, 4-1.Credit: Ryan Robey / Lantern photographerWith junior forward Tanner Fritz’s return to the lineup came an offensive surge on the ice as the Ohio State men’s hockey team handed Niagara University a two-game sweep over the weekend.Fritz, who missed five games due to an upper-body injury he sustained in OSU’s loss against Bowling Green Oct. 15, was an offensive powerhouse for the Buckeyes (6-4-0, 0-0-0) with a goal and five assists.Coach Steve Rohlik said while Fritz performed well, his presence on the ice spurred some life in the team as they took on the Purple Eagles (1-6-1, 1-1-1).“Obviously, he’s proven himself over the last few years. He’s our quiet leader,” Rohlik said. “He’s not a rah-rah guy. He leads by what he does on the ice … He’s certainly a big part of our team, and as a coach, it’s nice to know he’s in our lineup.”Junior forward Max McCormick said Fritz’s versatility — being able to do everything, anywhere on the ice — is what sets him apart as such an important component of the Buckeyes’ lineup.“He does everything,” McCormick said. “He does the little things — he blocks shots, he chips pucks, he makes great plays, he snipes, he does it all — so it’s great having him back.”After the opening period Saturday, the Buckeyes led Niagara, 2-0, off goals from McCormick and junior forward Ryan Dzingel.OSU widened the gap in the second stanza, as freshman forward Nick Schilkey, junior forward Matt Johnson and Dzingel scored, giving the Buckeyes a 5-0 lead. The Purple Eagles answered at 8:30 with a goal from freshman forward Stephen Pietrobon, but McCormick canceled it out with another goal of his own at 15:00 to give the Buckeyes a 6-1 advantage.With the lead, OSU played more conservatively in the third period, and neither team scored. Overall, the game saw an aggressive OSU squad, who took 37 shots, compared to the Purple Eagles’ 16.The Buckeyes played the majority of the game without their starting goalie, freshman Matt Tomkins, who suffered and injury and was replaced by freshman Logan Davis at 3:44. Rohlik said Tomkins is “day-to-day,” and was pleased with Davis’ performance, in which he made 14 saves and allowed only one goal on the night.“Logan did fantastic,” Rohlik said. “That’s what we expect out of him. That’s why he’s part of this team, and that’s why he comes to practice every day. He works extremely hard, so we wouldn’t expect anything less.”McCormick said the Buckeyes handled the physicality of the game well, especially in faceoffs.“We want to win one-on-one battles and we want to out-compete the other team, and that’s what we focused on in practice, so we executed that well tonight,” he said.The first game of the series was held Friday, and the Buckeyes came out strong on their way to a 4-1 victory.The game remained scoreless until the second period, when Fritz put OSU on the board with a late-period goal, and Dzingel followed suit in the third with a goal of his own at 12:16. Senior forward Ryan Rashid of the Purple Eagles closed the gap with a goal at 18:17, but McCormick responded with a goal just 10 seconds later and then another at 19:27 with an empty Niagara net.After the game Friday, Fritz said his legs “were a little bit heavy at the start,” but once he got going, he was fine.Rohlik said the defensive unit, which only allowed two goals in the series, was as good as it could’ve been.”When you say ‘defense,’ I think that’s all five guys on the ice, and certainly I think it starts on that end,” he said. “We talk about offense, but everything starts from the D-zone. Our guys stepped up in that area — we blocked some shots from our forwards to our (defensemen).”The Buckeyes are slated to finish their homestand with a two-game series against Canisius Friday and Saturday. The puck is set to drop at 7:05 p.m. in both games.
Philippe Coutinho has hailed Barcelona team-mate Lionel Messi as the world’s greatest ever footballer after another incredible display in their 4-2 Champions League win at TottenhamThe Brazilian midfielder scored in the second minute at Wembley to hand Barcelona an early lead before Ivan Rakitic doubled their advantage.However, Spurs mounted a second-half fightback with goals from Harry Kane and Erik Lamela putting the scoreline back level between the sides.But Messi’s masterclass ultimately had a decisive impact by capping things off with a match-winning brace to end Barcelona’s three-game winless run.Rakitic later announced that there is no other player like Messi with the likes of former Barca star Gary Lineker hailing the Argentine forward as the best player in history, which Coutinho also agrees on.Quiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.“Messi is the best ever,” said Coutinho, according to Goal.“He always does new things on the field, I’m glad he scored two goals.“All Champions League matches are like that. We have to be at 100 per cent. Today we deserved the victory.”Messi has now taken his goal tally in the Champions League group stages to 64 goals in 65 appearances.
KUSI Newsroom SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — Authorities Monday asked the public for help in identifying a man who threatened a clerk with a pistol while robbing a North County doughnut shop.The thief entered the Yum-Yum Donuts outlet in the 1200 block of East Mission Road in San Marcos at about 1:30 a.m. Thursday, then pulled the handgun, pointed it at the employee and demanded cash from the register, according to San Diego County sheriff’s officials. He fled with an undisclosed amount of money.The robber was described as a roughly 5-feet-8-inch, 180-pound black man with pierced ears. He appeared to be in his mid-20s to early 30s and was wearing dark blue jeans, a black shirt, a dark jacket, a gray knit cap, white tennis shoes and a key chain around his neck.Anyone with information about the case was asked to call San Diego County Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477 or contact the agency online at sdcrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may remain anonymous and could be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000. KUSI Newsroom, February 5, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Posted: February 5, 2018 Authorities looking for man who robbed ‘Yum Yum Donuts’ shop
, Posted: October 21, 2018 One injured in Southcrest shooting, police searching for suspect Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter SOUTHCREST (KUSI) — One person was hospitalized Sunday evening after being shot multiple times in Southcrest, according to San Diego Police Department.The shooting occurred just after 8:00 p.m. in the 4000 block of Boston Avenue. The victim was transported to a nearby hospital with gunshot wounds to the arm and leg. The victim’s condition is not yet known.SDPD officers are searching for the lone suspect in the shooting, who fled the scene. The shooter was described as a Hispanic male, approximately 6 feet tall, weighing 180 pounds.The suspect was last seen wearing a blue shirt, black pants, and a hat.No further information was available at this time.This is a developing story, check back for more updates. October 21, 2018