first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The family and friends of Jonathan Bruce will be marching in the Canada Day parade for the third straight year on Sunday to raise awareness of their cause.Bruce’s body was found at the Fort St. John motocross track on November 24th, 2013. He was 16 years old. Police say that he and another person were riding an ATV at the track the night before he was found deceased, and that his wallet, iPod, and a multi-coloured Burton jacket were not present.Though it’s been four and a half years since his death, his friends and family say they still hope that whoever is responsible for his death is uncovered. Madison Loucks, who is married to Bruce’s twin brother Nicholas, says that the organization Justice for Jonathan will be participating in the Fort St. John Canada Day parade for the third straight year this Sunday. Loucks explained that while Bruce’s siblings and many of his friends are now in adulthood attending post-secondary school or having kids of their own, they still keep his memory alive. She said that by raising awareness of the case, the group hopes that anyone with any information about Bruce’s death or the whereabouts of his missing belongings will come forward.The RCMP say that anyone with information about the case can call their local police, or Crime Stoppers at 1 (800) 222-8477 (TIPS).last_img read more

first_imgDonations can be made from now until April 23, 2019 at Braun’s Flooring, located on 96 Avenue in Fort St. John.For more information, you can call the Pregnancy Care Centre at 250-787-5584. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The North Peace Pregnancy Care Centre is holding their Easter Giving Tree event.The Easter Giving Tree is an opportunity for individuals, families, businesses and more to give back this Easter.According to the Pregnancy Care Centre, all proceeds will go towards helping those facing unplanned pregnancy in the community.last_img

first_img“A normal child doesn’t travel across the country, killing people. A child in some very serious pain does,” Schmegelsky told CTV News on Wednesday.Bryers father even believes if he is caught, he will go out in a blaze of glory. “He wants his hurt to end. They’re going to go out in a blaze of glory. Trust me on this. That’s what they’re going to do.”19-year-old Kam McLeod and 18-year-old Bryer Schmegelsky are suspects in the deaths of three people in Northern B.C.Manitoba RCMP confirmed Tuesday that the vehicle the two were driving was found burnt near the community of Gillam. The search for the suspects is still underway, and there is now a significant police presence in the Northern Manitoba community. MILL BAY, B.C. – CTV News is reporting that Bryer Schmegelsky father believes he is now on a suicide mission.Alan Schmegelsk, told CTV News, “He’s on a suicide mission. He wants his pain to end,” he said, breaking down into tears. “Basically, he’s going to be dead today or tomorrow. I know that. Rest in peace, Bryer. I love you. I’m so sorry all this had to happen.”Bryers father went onto say he had a troubled upbringing and struggled through his parent’s divorce in 2005.  The following video is from the Canadian Press.last_img read more

first_imgNew Delhi: With unhealthy lifestyle contributing to multiple diseases, the kidney ailment has emerged as one of the major health complications. Apart from the different factors, diabetes has emerged as a major cause of the Kidney disease plaguing a major chunk, however, Delhi itself witness around rise in cases of Chronic Kidney Diseases (CKD) with 10 to 15 per cent of adults in the city.According to doctors, Diabetes injures the small blood vessels in the body which prevents the kidneys from purifying the blood properly. Many people with diabetes also develop high blood pressure, which is also a leading cause of renal damage. The patients with such problems may also find difficulty in emptying the bladder. The pressure resulting from this condition can injure the kidneys. Also, if urine remains in bladder for a long time, it causes infection due to the rapid growth of bacteria present in urine that has a high sugar level. Also Read – Bangla Sahib Gurudwara bans use of all types of plastic items”Some of the leading factors causing kidney diseases include diabetes, excessive use of painkillers and ayurvedic drugs, homemade remedies, urine infections and high blood pressure. People should also take care of their diet and avoid over use of non-vegetarian food, protein shakes and fast food items which have high sodium content,” said Dr Ravi Bansal Senior Consultant Nephrology, at private hospital. According to National Health Mission, one in ten people are affected by kidney ailment. Doctors also say the metabolic imbalance is also responsible for high levels of salts and minerals in the urine which later crystallizesand leads to kidney stones and kidney damage. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderMeanwhile, doctors have also urged the government to take a strict stand on over the counter sale of pain killers. Dr Bansal further added, “The government should take a stand on over the counter sale of pain killers if it is concerned about the people’s health or there should be measures that pain killers are sold only through prescription.” Most kidney patients with diabetes do not have any symptoms. So if you are a diabetic then you must get a health checkup to determine the health of your kidneys. Presence of high blood pressure in less than 40 year age and swelling of legs are early signs of kidney disease. Simple tests like urine routine and serum creatinine are enough to detect presence of kidney disease in most people. Kidney damage from diabetes can get worse over time. However, one can take steps to slow the damageprocess. Kidney failure occurs when the organs functioning drops to less than 15 percent of the normal.last_img read more

first_imgLucknow: A day after BJP leaders prefixed ‘Chowkidar’ (watchman) to their Twitter handles, BSP leader Mayawati on Tuesday hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying he has changed his profile from ‘Chaiwala’ to ‘Chowkidar’ only to get votes in the Lok Sabha elections. “Ignoring the philosophy of simple living and high thinking, a man (Modi) who lives a regal life had advertised himself as ‘Chaiwala’ in the last Lok Sabha elections. “The same person has pronounced himself a ‘Chowkidar’ with great pomp and show in these elections only to seek votes. My country is actually changing?” Mayawati tweeted. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’ The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leader mentioned that the change occured only after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) launched the “Main Bhi Chowkidar” campaign. Ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, Modi last week tweeted a video with the hashtag ‘#MainBhiChowkidar’ (I am also a watchman) and changed his Twitter handle to Chowkidar Narendra Modi. The Prime Minister also called all those fighting corruption and social evils ‘watchmen’ and asked them to participate in the campaign for a better India.last_img read more

first_imgNew Delhi: WhatsApp on Tuesday launched a service in India where over 200 million users in the country can tip off fake news, misinformation and rumours related to elections. Launched by PROTO, a media skilling start-up, the tipline will help create a database of rumours to study misinformation during elections for Checkpoint — a research project commissioned by WhatsApp, the Facebook-owned company said in a statement. People in India can submit misinformation or rumours to the “Checkpoint Tipline on WhatsApp” at +91-9643-000-888. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details Dig Deeper Media and Meedan, who have previously worked on misinformation-related projects around the world, are helping PROTO to develop the verification and research frameworks for India. “The goal of this project is to study the misinformation phenomenon at scale — natively in WhatsApp,” said PROTO’s founders Ritvvij Parrikh and Nasr ul Hadi. When a WhatsApp user shares a suspicious message with the tipline, PROTO’s verification centre will seek to respond and inform the user if the claim made in the message shared is verified or not. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursday The response will indicate if information is classified as true, false, misleading, disputed or out of scope and include any other related information that is available. “The centre can review rumours in the form of pictures, video links or text and will cover four regional languages including Hindi, Telugu, Bengali and Malayalam, other than English,” said WhatsApp. Following the project, PROTO aims to submit learnings to the International Center for Journalists to help other organisations learn from the design and operations of this project. “The research from this initiative will help create a global benchmark for those wishing to tackle misinformation in their own markets,” said Fergus Bell, Founder and CEO, Dig Deeper Media.last_img read more

first_imgMumbai: India have more or less a settled squad for the World Cup barring one slot and vice-captain Rohit Sharma feels skipper Virat Kohli’s preference would matter a lot while sorting out that position. Rohit, who is a certainty in the World Cup squad as an opener, also said that the specific spot that needs to be filled would be dictated by conditions that are likely to prevail in England during the World Cup, commencing May 30. “I know how it works with the captain. The preference of the captain is very important in terms of that extra player he wants in the squad. I think Virat and (Indian team’s head coach) Ravi shastri have to decide what exactly the combination that they want or what extra player or where is that extra cushion they are looking for. That is something that will matter the most,” Rohit said at the launch of a website. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over Chandigarh”I think we are pretty much settled. A few spots are there which everyone knows about. It all depends on what captain, coach and selectors think about the combination, whether we need to go with an extra middle order batsman, extra opener, extra seamer or spinner. Conditions in England will matter a lot.” Rohit also said that the team management will have to play a gamble in picking up that extra player. “Last summer when we were there the conditions were really dry. But we don’t know whether it will be the same (during the World Cup). If it is (the same) we need an extra spinner there – it’s as simple as that,” he said. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced later”If it’s not, probably we will need an extra seamer there. I also understand we would not know what the weather conditions will be (but) we have to select the team in the next few days or weeks, actually.” Rohit also believes that for World Cup selection, the players should be judged on the basis of ‘performance and form’ in the last four years and not on how they perform during the IPL. World Cup will begin days after conclusion of IPL on May 12. The national selectors are keeping a close eye on the IPL for picking the 15-member Indian squad for the mega-event. “With their inputs, the selectors will keep an eye on what is happening with those guys in IPL although I feel IPL should not be the criteria for team selection,” he added. “They have played enough international matches to see where each individual stands. You can’t select a team for the 50-over format from a 20-over event, it’s my personal opinion. IPL is a different ball game. It’s franchise cricket and yes, form matters a lot. “In the last four years we have played enough One Day International matches, enough T20 cricket. That should be enough for guys to understand these are the players that we want,” he added. However, the Mumbai Indians skipper also acknowledged that IPL has helped him in his preparations for the upcoming mega event. “Every time we play IPL, there is some big event right after happening – a big Test series or big one-day series. It does help also. 35-plus or 40 guys will probably need some rest. “I was talking to Jasprit (Bumrah) the other day. He needs to play a lot of matches and bowl a lot to be match fit than be at home. I also, as a batter, need to play,” Rohit said.last_img read more

first_imgNEW DELHI: A day after the BJP released its manifesto for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Tuesday slammed the saffron party for not offering any relief to the traders. Speaking to the media, AAP’s New Delhi Lok Sabha candidate Brijesh Goyal said the Bharatiya Janata Party, which “harassed the traders of Delhi through sealing has also not mentioned any relief from the sealing”. Goyal, who is also the convenor of the AAP’s trade and industry wing in Delhi, said that traders across the country and particularly in the national capital have suffered a lot in the last five years because of the BJP and its policies. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murder”The traders of Delhi are very unhappy with BJP and its manifesto. The traders will appeal to the people that they should not vote for the BJP. Through demonetisation, GST and sealing the BJP has destroyed trade in Delhi. In their manifesto, there was no mention how the traders will get any relief,” he added. The AAP leader said, “During the last five years of Modi government if there is one section of the society that has been completely ruined, it is the traders. Demonetisation led to the closure of thousands of factories in Delhi and the destruction of the MSME (Micro Small and Medium Enterprises) sector.” Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsBrajesh Goyal said the closure of factories and MSME establishments left lakhs of workers unemployed in Delhi. “When cash flow was obstructed for months together, a cash-dominated economy like that of India was paralysed due to demonetization, which led to mayhem among traders and workers,” the AAP leader said. While the traders were still reeling under the adverse impacts of demonetization, the Modi government dealt the next blow with the hasty implementation of GST without any proper preparation. “Even a year and a half after the GST implementation, some of its aspects whether it be revised returns, tax rates or SSL forms, E-way bills – these are such issues which are tormenting and bothering traders even today,” Goyal said. The national capital will go to the polls on May 12.last_img read more

first_imgNew Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation has registered a ninth FIR in connection with the Parekh Aluminex bank fraud cases, where the company is alleged to have defrauded multiple banks and financial institutions to the tune of Rs 1,446 crore, officials here said on Thursday.It has been alleged that Mumbai-based Parekh Aluminex Ltd (PAL), an aluminium manufacturer, took out loans from nine banks and several financial institutions between 2004 and 2012 by providing false financial data and fabricating net sales in their balance sheets. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’The country’s premier investigative agency said the net sales shown in the balance sheets were created by “round-tripping loan proceeds through shell companies floated by the Director of the company and his associates, including relatives and friends.” CBI has named the company’s chairman and managing director Amitabh Arun Parekh alongside his company in all of the nine FIRs, with the first one being registered in May 2017 and the latest one being filed on March 20 this year. This is despite the fact, that CMD Parekh passed away in 2013. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KSpeaking to the Millennium Post, officials said that even after his passing, Parekh remained his company’s CMD on paper and given his death, the next director in line will be held responsible for the crimes committed by the company at large. Adding to the bank fraud charges, the agency said that Rs 468 crore of the loan proceeds were diverted to Kamlesh Kanungo’s Kanungo Group of Companies, a major real estate developer in Mumbai, under the pretext of receiving machinery and raw materials from them. Official sources said in addition to this, Kirti Kedia Group and JK Shah Group in Mumbai also received loan proceeds of Rs 513 crore and Rs 110 crore respectively, from shell companies floated by directors of PAL. Based on the first FIR registered in the case, CBI conducted searches at six official and residential premises related to Kanungo, Kirti Kedia, and JK Shah Groups in and around Mumbai, from where several documents and hard disk pertaining to the case were recovered. The searches ended on Wednesday, agency sleuths said. The CBI alleged that a sizeable amount of the proceeds diverted to the three groups were used in further real estate and other business investments. Some of the banks that were defrauded include Indian Overseas Bank, Corporation Bank, and Bank of Baroda. Officials said the fraud was discovered when these banks started reporting PAL’s loan defaults after declaring their accounts as Non-Performing Assets.last_img read more

first_img1(52 Words) Download Download PrintPrint 4/16/2019 7:05:00 PM New Delhi, Apr 16 (PTI) Rohit Shekhar Tiwari, son of late Uttarakhand Chief Minister N D Tiwari, was brought dead at a private hospital in south Delhi, sources said on Tuesday. DCP (South) Vijay Kumar said Tiwari was brought to the Max Hospital where doctors declared him dead. Further details are awaited.last_img