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Government makes just over $3 million in land rights sale in the last three months

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first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — After a big start to the year, the last three months of petroleum and natural gas land rights sales have brought paltry amounts into provincial coffers.In Wednesday’s auction, a total of only 1,056 hectares of land rights were sold off, and both were drilling licenses. Oil and gas companies spent just $202,600.96.Things weren’t much better in March and February. The third month of the year saw companies spend just under $891,000 on 12 plots of land covering 7,800 hectares. In February, the land rights auction brought in $2.1 million for over 8,100 hectares of drilling rights and leases.- Advertisement -The next petroleum land rights sale is taking place on May 16th.last_img
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Rodgers drops Balotelli for West Brom clash

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first_imgLiverpool’s £16m summer signing Mario Balotelli has been dropped by manager Brendan Rodgers for the Reds’ clash against West Brom.Balotelli has failed to shine since arriving from Milan, with his only goal for the club coming in the 2-1 Champions League win over Ludogorets.Rickie Lambert, another summer arrival, starts in his place, with Balotelli relegated to the bench where he joins Fabio Borini. Daniel Sturridge is still sidelined.Earlier in the week, Rodgers highlighted the Italy international’s lack of goals as a cause for concern.“I think in terms of goals, he needs to improve. It is as simple as that,” he said.“Any striker, not just him, is judged on his goals and the number of assists you make. At this moment he has not hit the numbers he will have wanted.”Liverpool starting XI v West Brom: Mignolet, Moreno, Lovren, Skrtel, Manquillo, Gerrard, Henderson, Lallana, Sterling, Coutinho, Lambert Mario Balotelli has been dropped by Brendan Rodgers 1last_img
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FBI: Suicide bombers are constant concern in America

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first_imgSo far no IEDs – improvised explosive devices – used with deadly effect as roadside bombs in Iraq have appeared in this country, but officials are following the trends.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You're all set! He has declined to comment on those British bombings because he did not want to interfere with the British investigations. Billy stressed the need for diligence, saying people plotting against the U.S. from within are more familiar with potential targets than foreign terrorists and can move around more easily. The FBI and other law enforcement and intelligence agencies continue to raise the nation’s already “vigorous vigilance,” hunting individuals who may want to use explosives to make a statement or further a cause, Billy said. “Martyrdom and suicide bombers are a great challenge because of their commitment, their willingness to die for sheer belief,” Billy said. The FBI continuously scrutinizes intelligence on new devices and tactics tested by insurgents in Iraq and Afghanistan, wary that they could surface in the U.S., according to Billy. NEW YORK – Suicide bombers have not hit the United States since the 9-11 terrorist hijacking attacks, but they remain a constant concern because of their prevalence around the globe and determination to die for their causes, according to the FBI’s chief of counterterrorism. He does not believe America is overflowing with homegrown terrorists, but Joseph Billy said “a significant number” of attacks have been thwarted since airliners were crashed into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a Pennsylvania farm field on Sept. 11, 2001. While declining to divulge the nature of the averted plots, Billy credited intelligence that led to either fortified security around potential targets or identification of suspected terrorists. Authorities recently stopped homegrown plots targeting the Fort Dix military base in New Jersey and a jet fuel pipeline at New York’s Kennedy International Airport. Billy, the FBI assistant director in charge of counterterrorism, made his comments during a rare wide-ranging interview with The Associated Press just days before two failed car bombings in London and the airport bombing in Glasgow. last_img
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Girl’s soap box derby race a tribute to deputy’s faith

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first_img“It was heart-breaking to us because she had become so close to him and he loved Paige so much,” said Connie Looney, Paige’s mother, who flew a banner in Wilms’ memory during the derby. The two met when Paige became a poster child for a Sheriff’s Department program that raises money for children with physical and mental disabilities. “He was nice and he was my friend,” Paige said of Wilms. Born to a drug-addicted mother, Paige was born with a skeletal deformity that resulted in both of her legs being amputated just above her knees when she was 2 years old. She also has suffered heart problems. The Looneys, who have cared for orphaned or abandoned children with serious medical conditions since 1983, became Paige’s foster parents when she was 3 weeks old. Last December, the couple adopted her. “She’s a very positive little girl who has overcome a lot in life,” said Connie Looney. “We owe a lot of that to people like Deputy Paul Wilms.” For Paige, the derby race Wilms introduced her to is a high point of her summer. In this year’s race, the children – a record 43 entrants from around the nation – are assisted by veteran soap box drivers who act as co-pilots. The derby cars are designed to accommodate children with special needs. The kids crouch low in their cars, which reach speeds of up to 45 mph. “It’s kind of like flying, because we go so fast,” said Paige, who will enter the fifth grade in the fall at Garden Hill Elementary School. “When I get to the bottom I always say, `I sure want to do that again.”‘ debbie.pfeiffer@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3028160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You're all set! LA MIRADA – Almost from their first meeting, there was something about the spunky girl with the bobbed hairdo, glasses and big smile that convinced Deputy Paul Wilms she had racing in her blood. Wilms, a 17-year veteran who worked out of the sheriff’s Industry Station, was serving as the director of the All American Soap Box Derby Race, an annual event put on by the sheriff’s Youth Activity League. Soon, Wilms was talking with Paige Looney’s parents, urging them to allow their 11-year-old, a double amputee, to enter the National Super Kids Classic, an annual soap box derby race for disabled children held each summer in Akron, Ohio. “In the last part of his career he was dedicated to bettering the lives of children like Paige, and soap box racing was one of his special loves,” said Lt. Tim Murakami, who worked with Wilms at the Industry Station. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREFrumpy Middle-aged Mom: My realistic 2020 New Year’s resolutions. Some involve doughnuts.With Wilms as her sponsor, Paige entered the derby in 2003 – and she’s been racing every year since. She placed third that first year and came in fourth her second year. Last year, she was not feeling well; she placed outside the top five. On Saturday, Paige once again zoomed down Derby Downs hill in Akron, the only California entrant in this year’s event. She again placed outside the top five spots, but organizers said the crowd loved her. Wilms was there, too, in her heart. In March, the deputy accidently shot and killed himself while he was cleaning his gun. last_img
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Trolley promoted as auto alternative

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first_img160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You're all set! SANTA CLARITA – The city is hoping its new old-fashioned trolley will catch the eye of weary commuters and woo them into leaving the car at home and using mass transit instead. The wood-paneled Hometown Trolley seats just 34, but a quickie lunchtime loop between two valley industrial parks and the Valencia mall is like a moving billboard, meant to convert motorists into riders. “It’s a marketing tool,” said Gail Ortiz, a city spokeswoman. “We want to encourage people to take a second look at public transportation and the changes made to Santa Clarita Transit.” Santa Clarita is home to three Metrolink stations, and city buses ferry workers for free from the stations to the work centers. Many workers commute from the Antelope Valley, and schedules distributed on the trolley extol the ease of train travel, the commuter bus and improved local bus services, Ortiz said. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’The trolley will thread a 15-minute loop between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. weekdays from mid- or late November through the end of the year. The schedule and route are in the works, and the promotion will spread to other parts of town in 2007. No fare will be charged for rides through the end of the year, except for a charity holiday light tour that is in the works, Ortiz said. For information, call 294-1BUS or visit www.santaclaritatransit.com. judy.orourke@dailynews.com (661) 257-5255last_img
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Classroom duty

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first_imgDiego was spending his first Christmas at home with his wife, Alexis. The couple live at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms. They have been married for nearly six months and are expecting their first child in February. “It’s a boy,” said Alexis Diego said. “We’re very excited.” Last year, he spent the holiday in Iraq on his second tour of duty. He could be called to serve again and he’s worried about his new family. “I was single and I had only myself to worry about,” he said. While the country remains divided over the war, Diego said he is committed to his job and is prepared to fight again. While the war is unpopular with some, he has received only gratitude and good wishes from people. “I was never scared when I was in Iraq,” Diego said. “It was more of Adrenaline rush. I was happy to serve our country.” caroline.an@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2108160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You're all set! SOUTH EL MONTE – Lance Cpl. Jose Diego completed two tours in Iraq, but a group of sixth-graders at Monte Vista Elementary school Friday made him nervous as he spoke about his experiences. A Marine for three years, the 21-year-old’s miliary career included a stint in Fallujah. He compared his role to a police officer – which he wants to be after he’s released from the Marines in July. “Jose is my hero,” said Andrew Escalera. “I just want him to know that I’m here for him.” Diego attended his 11-year-old brother-in-law’s “show and tell” segment. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: John Jackson greets a Christmas that he wasn’t sure he’d seeMost Iraqi civilians appreciated the soldiers’ presence, Diego said, but others weren’t as happy. The South El Monte native encouraged the students in Melissa Montellano’s class to stay in school, lead a drug-free life and get good grades. “I had to take a test when I wanted to be a Marine,” he said. “It’s important to study hard.” After answering questions about boot camp – “the training is tough but not impossible,” – and what does he do in his free time, he read “Frosty’s New Friends” aloud to the class. “I think military officers are really courageous,” said Jeniffer Flores-Luna, a six-grader. “A lot of people have lost their lives and I’m grateful to them.” last_img
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Scottish teams kept apart in Challenge Cup semi-finals

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first_imgThey compete alongside teams from the Scottish Championship, League 1 and League 2, under-20 “Colt” teams representing each Premiership side and four representatives from the Highland and Lowland Leagues.Welsh side TNS reached the semi-finals last season, losing 4-1 to St Mirren but the Northern Irish sides were eliminated in the fourth round.The semi-finals are scheduled to be played on February 17 and 18 next year. The semi-final draw for the Challenge Cup has kept alive the possibility of a domestic cup final featuring no SPFL teams for the first time.The last-four ties in the competition were drawn on Tuesday afternoon when Welsh side The New Saints were given a home draw against Dumbarton.Inverness Caledonian Thistle will host Northern Irish side Crusaders in the other tie.Two sides from Northern Ireland and from Wales were invited to compete in the competition for the second year running.last_img
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Scott County Inmate Roster – 1-22.18

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first_imgSTACY, CHARLIE Booking #:SCJAIL:2018-000070 Booking Date:01-22-2018 – 3:36 am Booking #:SCJAIL:2018-000072 View Profile >>> Charges:IC 9-30-5-2(A)MA ~ OPERATING A VEHICLE WHILE INTOXICATED ENDANGERING A PERSON AMICK, WILLIAM Inmates booked into the Detention Center within the last 24 hours. Charges:IC 35-42-2-1.3(a)MA ~ DOMESTIC BATTERYIC 9-26-1-8 MA ~ LEAVING THE SCENE OF AN ACCIDENTIC 9-24-19-2 ~ DRIVING WHILE SUSPENDED (SUSP/PRIOR) Booking Date:01-21-2018 – 9:45 am View Profile >>>last_img
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Penalty for Failure to Report Listed Transaction Was Timely (May, CA-9)

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first_imgCCH Tax Day ReportA listed transaction penalty was not time barred because the assessment occurred more than one year after the examining agent came into possession of enough information to justify the penalty. Code Sec. 6501(c)(10)(A) provides that the IRS must assess a listed-transaction penalty within one year of the date the “Secretary is furnished the information so required.” The statute’s reference to “the information so required” under Code Sec. 6011 functions as an incorporation by reference of the disclosure requirements of Reg. §1.6011-4(d), which requires a taxpayer disclosing a listed transaction to do so on Form 8886 and send a completed copy of the disclosure of the Office of Tax Shelter Analysis (OTSA). Since the taxpayer did not file a Form 8886 or send it to the OTSA, the taxpayer failed to do what was required to start the running of the limitations period. Therefore, the IRS’s assessment of the penalty was timely.Reversing and remanding a DC Ariz. decision 2015-1 ustc ¶50,341.S.T. May, CA-9, 2017-1 ustc ¶50,233Other References:Code Sec. 6011CCH Reference – 2017FED ¶35,141.78Code Sec. 6501CCH Reference – 2017FED ¶38,963.42CCH Reference – 2017FED ¶38,967.328CCH Reference – 2017FED ¶38,967.624Tax Research ConsultantCCH Reference – TRC FILEBUS: 9,456CCH Reference – TRC IRS: 27,212last_img
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