Body of Clayton Russ Found

first_imgThe RCMP would like to thank again the members of the community who assisted in the search effort.If you would like to express your thoughts on Clayton visit a group dedicated to Clayton on Facebook View Larger MapThe body of Clayton Russ has been found near Fairview Alberta.Just after 9am, Alberta time, this morning construction workers were working on the Dunvegan Bridge near Fairview, and spotted a human body in the river. A Helicopter pilot who was assisting with work on the bridge was able to keep visual contact with the body and provide an exact location to the Fairview RCMP. Clayton was found 3km east of the Dunvegan Bridge.- Advertisement -North Peace Search and Rescue along with a number of other groups spent 4 days focusing there search on an area from the Pine River to the Clayhurst Bridge. Constable Passarell says Search and Rescue felt this was the best place to look. [asset|aid=188|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=Passarell – Clayton Russ Found – why only search here_1_Pub.mp3]Constable Passarell also says it’s suspected that Clayton drowned. [asset|aid=189|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=Passarell – clayton drowning_1_Pub.mp3]Clayton’s family have been notified and are requesting their privacy during this difficult time. Fairview is about 178km east of Fort St. John.Advertisement Related StoriesFamily still holds out hope for Clayton’s Safe Return – Tuesday August 19, 2008Search Suspended for Clayton Russ – Monday August 18, 2008Issues and Answers – the Clayton Russ Search – Monday August 18, 2008Day 4 – the Search for Clayton Russ – Monday, August 18th 2008The Search has now become a recovery mission for Clayton Russ – Sunday August 17, 2008Day 3 – the search for Clayton Russ – Sunday August 17, 2008Search Suspended for tonight in the Search for Clayton Russ – Saturday August 16, 2008Advertisementcenter_img The Search Continues for Clayton Russ – Saturday August 16, 2008The Search Resumes for Missing Swimmer – Saturday August 16, 2008The Search for a Missing Swimmer is over for Today – Friday August 15, 2008Swimmer Goes missing on the Pine River – Friday August 15, 2008last_img read more

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83-year old Arcadia woman flies plane solo for first tme

first_imgBefore dating Roan, Williams had never ridden in a small plane, much less had any experience flying one. “When I first came here, I didn’t know what they were talking about,” Williams said. “It was like a foreign language.” The couple met through a mutual friend at an Arcadia Senior Center dance about a year ago. Williams approached Roan and asked him to take her on a flight. Williams began taking flying lessons one to three times a week, and the couple take trips on Saturdays. “I go flying and he goes ballroom dancing with me,” Williams said. EL MONTE – Mary Williams got a new perspective on the world a couple months after her 83rd birthday. The Arcadia resident and pilot flew solo for the first time in her life on Wednesday, soaring about 3,000 feet above ground in a Cessna 152 two-seater plane for about 30 minutes for three takeoffs and landings. “The view was so nice,” Williams said in an interview the next day. “I never, ever thought I would be flying a plane.” Williams began taking lessons in August at El Monte Airport, encouraged by her boyfriend, Temple City resident Lee Roan, 77, a longtime recreational pilot. He wanted to make sure she could land the plane if he ever “conked out,” he explained. “Once a week,” Lee was quick to add. The first question on Saturday mornings is about where to go for breakfast. With their aviation buddies, the couple have flown to Chino, Riverside, Lancaster and Apple Valley. It’s about 30 minutes by air to Catalina Island and about 40 minutes to Big Bear. While flying in a two-seater plane may be stomach churning to some, Williams said she feels at ease when she flies. “I feel more safe in a plane than in a car,” Williams said. “If you understand the plane, there’s no fear.” Flying solo for the first time is a milestone achievement for any student, said Darlene Kellogg, Williams’ instructor at Universal Air Academy in El Monte. “You never forget your first solo,” Kellogg said. Williams logged about 70 hours of instruction before she took off on her own. “I just talked myself through it,” Williams said. Operating a plane involves procedures that come easily enough with practice, Williams said. On the dashboard is an assortment of switches and throttles, as well as a bevy of instruments monitoring air speed, attitude, bank and pitch and vertical speed, among other things. “She’s more full of life than people half her age,” said Kellogg. “She’s such a pleasure to fly with. She’s very sharp, she’s very smart, and she really loves to fly.” Plane rental costs about $70 an hour, and instruction about $30 an hour. Williams has a student’s license, which means she has passed a medical exam – her eyesight is perfect – and needs an instructor’s endorsement to fly. She also must undergo flight review every two years. Williams studied physical education at USC and was the first in her family to attend college. She raised three children and was a high school teacher and counselor for 39 years with the Los Angeles Unified School District. After retiring at age 60, Williams stayed busy with hobbies including line-dancing, sailing and golf. “I’ve always been active,” she said. “I think if you are active, you stay young at heart.” patricia.ho@sgvn.com (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4586 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Bruce defends under-fire Whelan, claiming Wigan chairman is not a racist

first_img Dave Whelan 1 Hull manager Steve Bruce has defended under-fire Wigan chairman Dave Whelan, insisting he is not a racist.Whelan has been accused of making anti-Semitic comments as well as claiming there was ”nothing bad” in calling a Chinese person a ”chink” during an interview with the Guardian.That comes on the back of his controversial appointment of Malky Mackay as Latics manager at a time when the former Cardiff boss is under investigation by the Football Association for allegedly exchanging discriminatory texts with then colleague Iain Moody.Whelan, 77, has since apologised for causing offence and Bruce, who managed Wigan on two occasions under Whelan’s watch, is willing to stand as a character witness.“Maybe sitting on the fence might be the easiest thing to do but I’ve worked under Dave Whelan twice – I know him very, very well,” said Bruce.“There’s no racism in him at all. Sometimes words can be said which can be misplaced, they can be out there in the public domain, but certainly when I’ve worked with him there’s been no sign of racism.“He is without question one of the best chairmen I’ve worked for. What you see is what you get.”Bruce also described appointing Mackay as Uwe Rosler’s replacement prior to the FA verdict as a “brave” call.“It’s a big brave decision by him,” added Bruce.“But he thinks that’s the best thing for his football club. Being Dave he’ll be single-minded enough to see that through.”last_img read more

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Dutch legend backs ‘exceptional’ Depay to come good for Manchester United

first_imgMemphis Depay will be a major player for Manchester United if given time, Dutch legend Ronald de Boer has told talkSPORT.The 21-year-old made a promising start to his Old Trafford career following his big-money move from PSV Eindhoven in the summer.But he has lost his way in recent weeks and Louis van Gaal has not started him in the Premier League since the 3-0 defeat at Arsenal on October 4.Depay has had his attitude questioned by Netherlands boss Danny Blind and there are already doubts over whether he will ever be able to fill United’s famous number seven shirt.However, former Ajax and Barcelona star De Boer is backing his fellow countryman to come good.“It is always difficult to come to a bigger team but it is also a different country, a different league, higher expectations and the boy is just 21 years old,” he said, speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.“You need time to adjust. It takes time. We have to be patient because I still believe he has the exceptional qualities to make it for Man United.”last_img read more

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A message of hope for living and working in Donegal in 2017

first_imgExcel Partners is an accountancy firm started by local man Sean Carr. This is Sean’s Christmas message about how he has hope for business locally and his everyday immense pride of working and living in Donegal.Four years ago, we started with the conviction the last thing the world really needs is another accountancy practice & we have always tried to make a difference to our clients lives & their families, our communities, our country & the lives of those less fortunate around the world & to everyone we interact with-small or big-including those who we sit across the table with. We have got somethings right but more importantly also somethings wrong, which will be our focus for improvement next year. The mirror is the toughest test of all. I would like to expressly thank Fergus McAteer, Kerrykeel Park Committee & Community and a few other people who know who they are for re-igniting my passion & my spirit in my vocation, Donegal & more importantly Fanad. It is a privilege to get up every day and enjoy & have fun in what you do. It is very hard to admit it but I used to have take scenic route home via Rathmullan to Fanad to avoid passing some very painful & soul destroying people, businesses & memories but isn’t my way home.This Christmas Destination Donegal will be on & my trust in karma will take care of the rest.In lieu of cards or presents, but to recognise my thanks to my family, old & new friends & clients that have helped us since we started we have purchased 100 books of The Club by Christy O’Connor, a wonderful GAA book, for members of my old GAA Club, Fanad Gaels-a club & community that have gone through very tough times in the last few years. I would not be where I am today without this community and club and I learned some of my most important life and business lessons playing for the club and growing up in this beautiful place. We were recently honoured to be asked to help put a plan in place for the future. We always try and use our skills on a number of pro-bono projects throughout the year to voluntary organisations and to people you have contributed to their communities but are suffering financial distress-small or large-so that they can simply sleep better.Hopefully this short video will explain why the book but more importantly will give a laugh at the end.We wish you & your families, friends a peaceful Christmas & a healthy & happy 2017-everything else is just noise.Many thanks for the opportunity to serve you.We will be closed from now to Tues, 3 Jan 2017 to dream, ponder, plan & prepare for a great 17. A message of hope for living and working in Donegal in 2017 was last modified: December 24th, 2016 by StephenShare 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:donegalExcel PartnersFanadHopeSean Carrlast_img read more

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DD LOCAL: ROSSES CDP TO HOST VARIETY CONCERT IN MAGHERY COMMUNITY CENTRE

first_imgRosses CDP DungloeVariety Concert: Rosses CDP Chapel Road Dungloe & Spraoi Le Cheile Childcare Carnmore Road are having a Variety Concert on Friday the 3rd of October at 8pm in the Maghery Community Centre.Come along and enjoy an entertaining night. Tickets €8 Proceeds go to Spraoi Le Chéile and the Rosses CDP. DD LOCAL: ROSSES CDP TO HOST VARIETY CONCERT IN MAGHERY COMMUNITY CENTRE was last modified: September 23rd, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DD LocalFeaturesNoticesRosses CDPlast_img read more

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‘Rage’ after Terry decision

first_imgEngland boss Fabio Capello is reportedly furious following the FA’s decision to strip John Terry of the captaincy.The Daily Telegraph say Capello is angry he was not involved in the process of deciding whether the Chelsea star should retain the armband.Terry himself was left ‘raging’ by the FA’s actions but has vowed to carry on playing for his country, according to the Daily Star.The Sun report that Capello is determined to take Terry to the European Championships regardless of fears it could split the England dressing room.And the Daily Mirror claim Capello even checked the terms of his contract to see if the FA were allowed to act without his input.The Mirror also have a story suggesting that QPR begged Bradley Orr to stay prior to the defender’s deadline day move to Blackburn.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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SA on track for Millennium goals

first_img6 September 2005South Africa is well on the way to meeting its Millennium Development Goals before the 2015 deadline, according to a government report detailing the country’s challenges and successes in poverty alleviation and sustainable social development.The Millennium Development Goal country report will be included in South Africa’s report to the UN at the Millennium Review Summit starting in the US on 14 September.The eight goals, comprising 18 specific targets, were adopted at the United Nations as part of the Millennium Declaration in 2000.The eight goals are:To eradicate extreme poverty.To achieve universal primary education.To promote gender equality and empower women.To reduce child mortality.To improve maternal health.To combat HIV/Aids, malaria and other diseases.To ensure environmental sustainability.To develop a global partnership for development.South African achievementsBriefing the media on the report in Pretoria on Friday, Department of Health director-general Thami Mseleku said measures taken by South Africa to eradicate poverty included social grants, which increased from R10-billion in 1994 to R37.1-billion in 2004 as the number of beneficiaries grew from 2.6-million to 7.9-million people.Other government interventions included the expanded public works, agricultural starter pack and comprehensive agricultural support programmes.Using expenditure-related indices – particularly the living standards measurements of the SA Advertising Research Foundation – the report reveals that the proportion of the population made up of the poorest South Africans is shrinking.Mseleku said the government’s expenditure on combating HIV/Aids had increased from about R30-million in 1994 to R342-million in 2001/02, and was set to rise to R3.6-billion in 2005/06.By the end of April 2004, 50 000 patients were receiving antiretroviral therapy at 143 facilities across the country. “Besides treating HIV-positive patients and those with Aids, the programme focuses on prevention, promotion, care, support and human rights,” Mseleku said.Access to sanitation increased from 49% of households in 1994 to 63% in 2003, while households with access to clean water increased from 60% in 1995 to 85% in 2003. By December 2004, 10-million South Africans had access to clean water.Between April 1994 and March 2005, 2.4-million housing subsidies were approved and 1.74-million housing units built. In the same period, 3.5-million homes were electrified at a rate of over 435 000 homes a year.Enrolment for primary education increased from some 150 000 in 1999 to 280 000 in 2002.Challenges, partnershipsMseleku said the challenge was to ensure that these goals were achieved in other African countries as well. He emphasised the importance of global partnerships for development that would ensure open, predictable and non-discriminatory trading and financial systems, including commitment to good governance, development and poverty reduction.These partnerships would have to address the special needs of least-developed countries, deal with developing countries’ debt problems, and develop and implement strategies for decent and productive work for young people.One issue emerging from the report was the lack of baseline data and the recording of quality data.“While we have made great strides in improving the quality of data since 1994, we are unfortunately a long way from delivering good-quality data today,” said Health Minister Tshabalala-Msimang.She added that the second problem with reporting data, as required by the UN, was that national averages hid provincial variations. For example, while the country’s immunisation rate stood at 82%, certain districts in the Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal had coverage rates as low as 40%.Source: BuaNews Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

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Elifritz named January Miami East FFA Member of the Month

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The January 2016 Miami East-MVCTC FFA Member of the Month is Kyle Elifritz. Kyle is the son of Joe and Tiffney Elifritz of Fletcher. Kyle is a freshman at Miami East High School and a first year agriculture student enrolled in Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources.Kyle was chosen for his continued strong worth ethic and dedication to FFA events. At the recent county and district Parliamentary Procedures Career Development Event, Kyle served as the chairperson and led his team to a gold rating at both events. He participated in the District Job Interview Career Development Event in Division 1. He also earned the Greenhand FFA Degree and helped regularly with the loading and sort of fruit during the chapter’s fruit sales fundraiser.Every month of the school year the Miami East-MVCTC FFA will select a student to be the FFA Member of the Month.  The officer team will nominate one student that has been actively involved in the FFA chapter, school and community activities.  If selected, the member will be recognized at the monthly FFA meeting, have their picture displayed in the Miami East Agriculture Classroom, and receive a special memento in celebration of their accomplishment.last_img read more

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Train loco detaches thrice in 3 hrs

first_imgThe engine of a Patna-bound train detached thrice in a span of three hours as it was travelling through Saharanpur. Early on Friday morning, as the train was approaching the Sarsawa station at 2.30 a.m., the coupling that keeps the engine attached to the the train broke. The engine sped away while the rest of the the train jolted and stopped. No one was hurt. The train stayed at the spot for over an hour and resumed its onwards journey at 3.17 a.m. But a little later, at about 4.25 a.m., the engine detached again as the train was approaching the Pilakhani Station. The coupling was once again fixed and the train left at 5.10 a.m. But it had hardly travelled two kilometres when the same problem cropped up for the third time near the Khan Alampura train yard at 5.35 a.m.According to a local railway official, the rake was finally attached to an alternate locomotive.last_img read more

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