Gas prices expected to rise as of April 1

first_imgGasbuddy.com says in addition to rising carbon taxes, factors pushing up gasoline prices so far this year include a 35 percent rise in the price of oil since Christmas and a weaker Loonie in comparison to the U.S. dollar. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Across Canada, prices at the pumps are expected to rise as of April 1.According to Gasbuddy.com, average gas prices in Canada have risen 20 cents per litre since January, leaving the average motorist to pay an extra $9 per fill-up.Dan McTeague, Senior Petroleum Analyst at GasBuddy, says prices are rising as we transition from winter to more expensive summer fuel.- Advertisement -“Gas prices are in the midst of their seasonal surge as we begin the switchover from winter to more expensive summer fuel and already average prices have jumped nearly 20 cents per litre, but the bumpy road will be getting worse.”Here in Fort St. John, motorists are already seeing a spike in prices, with the average price now rising to 139.9 per litre, compared to the recent price of 127.9.The carbon tax in B.C. will be going up 1.0 c/L as of April 1, for a total carbon levy of over 9 cents per litre.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Arsene Wenger: Arsenal v Chelsea is still a big game despite 19-point gap

first_imgArsene Wenger insists Arsenal’s meeting with Chelsea on Sunday remains a big game despite the travails of the Blues this season.Reigning Barclays Premier League champions Chelsea travel across London to the Emirates Stadium a massive 19 points behind the Gunners, who sit top of the table on goal difference.A 2-0 victory over Arsenal in September is one of just six league wins all season for last years’ title winners, with Guus Hiddink now at the helm following Jose Mourinho’s sacking.Wenger’s side have already proven they now have the steel to beat their main rivals – with victories over Manchester United, Manchester City and Leicester already secured.And the Frenchman believes the visit of Chelsea is another chance for his players to show Arsenal can win their first title in 12 years.“It’s another game where people look at us and see how we behave,” he said.“Even if Chelsea are not in the best position, look at their squad. It’s a big game because of the quality of the players on the pitch.“It has a big importance to us as well. We play at the Emirates and know how important it will be to win this game.” 1 Arsenal and Chelsea last_img read more

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UEFA confirm names of three candidates bidding to be named president

first_imgUEFA has confirmed the names of the three candidates bidding to succeed Michel Platini as president of European football’s governing body.Platini is currently serving a four-year ban from all football-related activity, imposed by FIFA, and will be succeeded by either Aleksander Ceferin, Michael van Praag or Angel Maria Villar Llona after each submitted their candidacies for the vacancy of UEFA president.Ceferin is president of the Football Association of Slovenia, Van Praag is president of the Netherlands Football Association and Villar Llona is president of the Spanish Football Federation.The election will take place at the 12th Extraordinary UEFA Congress on September 14 in Athens.All candidates are subject to an eligibility check, conducted by the review committee of FIFA due to the fact the UEFA president automatically becomes a FIFA Council vice-president.Evelina Christillin, of the Italian Football Federation, and Laura McAllister, of the Football Association of Wales, have officially submitted their candidacies for the position of UEFA’s additional female member on the FIFA Council. Presidential candidate Aleksander Ceferin 1last_img read more

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Transfer ALERT! Arsenal and Bayern Munich to fight over 16-year-old sensation

first_img 16-year-old Thrill became the first player born in the 2000’s to score an international goal back in May 1 Arsenal are trying to beat Bayern Munich to the signing of teen sensation Vincent Thill.The 16-year-old is regarded as one of the hottest prospects in world football and he has already made his debut for French Ligue 1 club Metz.The midfielder has also already appeared for Luxembourg and became the first player born in the new millennium to score an international goal with his last-minute effort during a 3-1 defeat to Nigeria in May 2016.Several of Europe’s biggest clubs have naturally taken note of Thill and he was linked with a switch to Real Madrid in October.But, according to Calciomercato, it is Arsenal and Bayern Munich who are currently at the front of the queue for the teenager.Both clubs have a strong interest in Thill and they are holding talks with the player and his club over a transfer.Metz are reluctant to let their prized asset leave so early in his development, though, and any deal is likely to contain an extended loan-back agreement.last_img read more

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Villaraigosa wants credit for what he is trying to accomplish

first_imgIt was a low-key trip for Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa to Washington, D.C., last week, with no major announcements – just a series of meetings that he said laid the groundwork for the future. “You aren’t going to have a blockbuster from every trip,” Villaraigosa said after he returned to Los Angeles. “Sometimes you have to go just to remind them that Los Angeles has needs, too.” But the mayor also appeared to be somewhat in a pique – particularly with the press – about what he sees as a failure to give him credit for what he is trying to do. During a summit on affordable housing, Villaraigosa had his audience buzzing with his repeated references to “these guys always second-guessing. They are going to second guess because … that’s the role of the media. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe joys and headaches of holiday travel: John Phillips“(But) I didn’t get elected to take up space. So let them second guess, let them say we thought too big, let them say we dreamt too big. These guys in the back, they get their opportunity to kind of hit, and I get my opportunity to hit back.” One of Villaraigosa’s dreams-come-true could happen as soon as today when Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is expected to sign Assembly Bill 1381, giving the mayor greater control over the Los Angeles Unified School District. The event, delayed from last week when the school board refused to allow the governor to sign the bill at Roosevelt High School, has been moved to the Los Angeles Central Library in the children’s literature room. You can be sure it will be filled with children and their parents standing in the background. What is less certain is whether any members of the LAUSD board will be on hand to witness the historic moment – after which their roles are to be reduced. Each of the seven board members was invited to attend, as well as Superintendent Roy Romer and members of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. The location was selected partly because of its educational significance but also for a more practical reason: No bullhorns or signs are allowed inside. Also on the school front, the Board of Education and its special panel to find a superintendent to replace Romer are facing tactics similar to those used by the National Football League. As the search has narrowed to about a dozen candidates, the panel is finding finalists are using their interviews as leverage to get higher salaries back in their home districts. NFL teams, for years, have used the threat of moving to Los Angeles as a way to win concessions – such as stadium improvements or additional revenue – from their home cities. “We had the same thing when we ended up hiring Romer,” board member David Tokofsky said. “It’s just a fact of life.” Despite the problems facing the district – and the fact that a new superintendent will be dealing with the mayor after Jan.1 – it still represents a major opportunity for an educator. Then, too, there’s the annual salary of about $250,000. Former City Councilman Nate Holden denied for years that he resided in Marina Del Rey, outside his South Los Angeles district. But Betty Pleasant of the Southwest Wave blew his cover last week. Pleasant reported that Holden finally admitted his Marina Del Rey address – in unincorporated county territory – when he was elected to his condominium association’s board of directors and acknowledged he had bought the condo in 1988. Yes, that was when he served on the council. Daily News staff writer Kerry Cavanaugh contributed to this report. rick.orlov@dailynews.com (213) 978-0390160Want 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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A new weapon to fight cancer

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREFrumpy Middle-aged Mom: My realistic 2020 New Year’s resolutions. Some involve doughnuts.Until 1996, the drug’s developer, Mark Davis, had never thought of tackling cancer. A successful chemical engineer, for years he had worked at Caltech creating new materials with applications ranging from pharmaceuticals to semiconductors. Then his wife, Mary, was diagnosed with breast cancer. She underwent severe chemotherapy – losing her hair and her appetite and spending three weeks in isolation while her immune system rebuilt itself. “She basically said, `There’s got to be a better way than this, why don’t you start working on it?’,” Davis said. Davis began reading and researching other scientists’ work for ideas. “When you look into a new area, you’re thinking `What can I do that somebody else hasn’t tried?”‘ he said. It was a daunting challenge, but in the 10 years since his wife’s successful battle against the disease, Davis created a new nanoparticle drug-delivery system that could revolutionize cancer treatment. PASADENA – Ray Natha has been fighting pancreatic cancer for four years. After his diagnosis, he underwent chemotherapy, but the drugs’ side effects – crippling nausea and fatigue, extreme anxiety before treatments and a blighted immune system – were more than he could bear. “It was very, very tough – I couldn’t take it,” said Natha, a 53-year-old Walnut resident. “\ don’t tell you how many people walk away and resign themselves to their fate.” Even worse, the treatment didn’t work. The cancer was resistant, and by 2004 it had spread to his lungs. But one Caltech researcher’s determination to find a less debilitating treatment for his own wife’s cancer has brought fresh hope to Natha and others facing the rigors of chemo. Natha is the first human subject in the trials of a promising new nanomedicine being developed that – in animal tests – shrunk even drug-resistant tumors while causing only minor side effects. After much experimentation, Davis designed tiny nets made of rings of sugar molecules that could carry caches of cancer-fighting drugs deep into tumors. By creating these nets from scratch, Davis was able to make them just small enough to pass from the bloodstream into the tumor, just large enough not to be filtered out by the kidneys and have just the right chemistry to allow them to sneak into cancer cells and release their toxic cargo. “It’s challenging chemically,” said Robert Langer, a chemical engineer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. “It’s not just making them small – it’s making sure they have all the right properties. It’s just a major, major advance.” Davis’ nanomedicine takes advantage of some unique cancer properties to improve on the chemotherapy treatment given today. Tumors constantly need new blood vessels to nourish them. These new vessels are leakier than mature ones – allowing the nanoparticles to leave the bloodstream only there instead of pervading the entire body. Furthermore, it’s the cancer cells’ increased acidity that unravels the molecular net Davis developed, slowly releasing the drug. “It’s like a timed release,” he said – a molecular replacement for the pump some patients wear to ensure they are getting an ongoing source of cancer-fighting agents. Combining these factors keep most of the drugs’ toxicity limited to the tumor, instead of also ravaging the immune system, digestive tract and hair follicles. In animal studies, these factors combined to yield impressive and heartening results. But, cautioned Davis, “the difficulty in this area is it doesn’t count until you put it in humans.” For the next one to two years, City of Hope will host trials of the drug’s safety in 24 patients, followed – if all goes well – by larger-scale tests to determine if it remains as potent as it first seemed. “People lined up for this treatment because they had already been treated and nothing could stop their disease – it still progressed,” said City of Hope oncologist Yun Yen, who is leading the trial. Among them, Natha is eagerly awaiting the results of tests two weeks from now to see if his tumors have shrunken. Even before then, though, the news has been hopeful. “I’ve been running around, doing things. I’m hoping that it will be successful – it’s going to make a lot of people’s lives easier.” elise.kleeman@sgvn.com (626) 578-600, Ext. 4451160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img
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Incredible Champions League final omens – even they can’t decide who will win

first_img Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Getty Images Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won shining LATEST FOOTBALL STORIES Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Tottenham stars celebrate their 1972 UEFA Cup win Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ huge blow 5 2. All-England championsTottenham Hotspur shouldn’t have too much to fear going into the game as underdogs against English opponents.Their confidence might get a kick too if they listen to some club legends who visited them in training this week.Back in 1972 Spurs reached the UEFA Cup final and, much to annoyance of the players’ wives, they wound up playing Wolverhampton Wanderers.It was strange for our wives because our wives were promised an all-expenses-paid away trip to the final if we ever reached it, said legendary forward Martin Chivers. “So they started dreaming of Madrid, Paris and Rome; and where did we finish? They weren’t enamoured to go to Wolverhampton, no.”Chivers, though, loved it at Molineux in the first leg of the tie and scored twice, including a hammered effort from range.Spurs went on to win 3-1 on aggregate after a 1-1 draw at White Hart Lane. Tottenham Hotspur celebrate winning the Worthington Cup in 1999 Getty Images Getty Images 5 gameday cracker There are superstitious fans everywhere at the moment trying to influence the scoreline with some opting to watch in their usual arrangements, others are wearing lucky garments, and some are no doubt dabbling in some kind of black magic to help their side to glory.In fact, it wouldn’t surprise us to hear of the players indulging in similar acts having seen Aston Villa star Jack Grealish’s boots at the end of the Championship play-off final.Everyone is trying to predict the result but forget about reading the tea leaves, check out theses eerie facts. Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT 5 Real Madrid ‘offer’ Isco to Chelsea in bid to ‘make room’ for Tottenham star Does Anfield hold the key to glory for Liverpool? Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January center_img no dice deals Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City LATEST 1. Not so awesome foursome?Reds boss Jurgen Klopp now has a bit of a reputation for losing showpiece events, but that’s not the omen here.It turns out the last time one of his side’s scored four goals against a Spanish team in a Champions League semi-final match they ended up losing the final – to a club from the same country.Back in 2013, Borussia Dortmund thrilled the continent with their brilliant batch of stars, including Robert Lewandowski, and he smashed four past Real Madrid at the Westfalenstadion.They lost 2-0 in the away leg at the Bernabeu but went through 4-3 on aggregate – sound familiar?Well, at Wembley they battled it out with Bavarian behemoths Bayern Munich but a last minute Arjen Robben goal saw Dortmund lose 2-1 in the final.Klopp will be hoping for a different outcome this time. 3. Treble tops for TottenhamManchester City’s three-cup haul this season was mighty impressive and the only side to stop them completing a historic quadruple was Spurs, as they ended Pep Guardiola’s Champions League dreams.It was a thrilling quarter-final tie which saw Spurs victorious with a 1-0 win at their new stadium and, despite a dramatic 4-3 defeat in Manchester, a VAR decision in added time put them into the semi-finals.It’s not the first time Spurs have stopped a team winning a quartet of major trophies though.In 1999 they beat Manchester United in the League Cup and they went on to lift the trophy at Wembley thanks to a diving header from Danish midfielder Allen Nielsen.Surely lightning can’t strike twice, can it? Getty images Jurgen Klopp consoles Kevin Grosskreutz at Wembley If you hadn’t noticed, it’s the Champions League final on Saturday as Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool go head-to-head in Madrid.Atletico Madrid’s Wanda Metropolitano will play host to what promises to be an epic finale to a stunning competition – and you can hear it live on talkSPORT. 4. Postcode LotteryHome is where the heart is and it might also provide the biggest clue to what the scoreline might be.Liverpool’s Anfield stadium is one of the most famous in world football and no-one enjoys going there for matches – just ask Barcelona.And what is the postcode?L4 0TH – Yes, you’ve got it – Liverpool 4-0 Tottenham Hotspur. 5 tense Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ REVEALED REPLY 5 Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Getty Images REAL DEAL Which Liverpool shirt is this guy’s lucky one? last_img read more

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Saunders backs Liverpool ace to be one of the best players in Premier League

first_img Keita struggled to make an impact at Liverpool due to injuries last season LIVE on talkSPORT Portsmouth vs Birmingham (Tuesday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORT 2West Ham vs Manchester City (Saturday, 12:30pm) – talkSPORTLeeds vs Nottingham Forest (Saturday, 12:30pm) – talkSPORT 2Crystal Palace vs Everton (Saturday, 3pm) – talkSPORT 2Tottenham vs Aston Villa (Saturday, 5:30pm) – talkSPORT But Saunders, when quizzed about Liverpool’s midfield and how they needed a creative spark, picked out the Guinea international as the player who could make a difference in the forthcoming campaign.“Keita looked to me as if he could be one of the best players in the league at some point in the future,” Saunders told talkSPORT.“He’s had a few injuries, showed flashes of brilliance, but I’m hoping this season that he can kick on now.”Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp also suggested Keita can have a positive impact in his side next season – but as long as he stays fit.“Only if he stays fit – then everything will be fine” Klopp said, as quoted by the Mirror. “Naby came to us from Leipzig slightly injured, then he had another little injury and at the end of last season, again, another injury so that was the situation.“Of course, the Premier League is a big step for every player coming from abroad.“But of course, now he has settled into the team and the club. His English is getting better, all that stuff and these are all important things.“So do I expect more? I just expect development – that’s how it is to be honest from everybody. I think they can all make big steps and that’s what we are working on.”Saturday is GameDay on talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2 as we become your go to destination for all the Premier League action. We’ll bring you LIVE commentary of Premier League games across all three time slots on Saturday – 12.30pm, 3pm and 5.30pm – delivering award-winning coverage to more GameDay listeners than ever.center_img Check out all the live commentaries coming up across the talkSPORT network this week Former Liverpool striker Dean Saunders believes Naby Keita has the potential to be one of the best players in the Premier League.Keita had a difficult first season in the English top flight, starting just 22 matches across the campaign due to problems with injuries. 1last_img read more

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Lots To Do On Saturday

first_imgDog Park Grand OpeningBeginning at 1p, there will be a ribbon cutting for the Humane Society of Washington County’s new dog park at the Salem Animal Shelter on Joseph Street. An open house will follow until 3p. Light refreshments will be served.Pekin BooThe Washington County Artisans and Farmers with the Pekin Betterment Committee and Pierce Polk Fire D…ept, will host Pekin Boo, on Saturday, Oct. 26 at Pekin Park. The event will take place from 6-9 pm.  Vendors will distribute treats. Fire trucks will be on hand. There willalso be face painting, free cotton candy and popcorn. Halloween Event at the VillageWSLM, The Salem Parks and Recreation and many Salem businesses and groups will be presenting a Halloween Event at the Stevens Museum on Saturday, Oct. 26, 6-7:30 pm.  Children may enjoy cookies, hot dogs, hot chocolate, candy and other activities.  A Halloween movie will also be shown.  Seating is limited.  Free tickets will be distributed at the Park and Rec. booth during the event.  Contact the Museum at 883-6495 or Park and Rec at 883-2895 or the Salem Library at 883-5600 for more information.Halloween BashTonight Alive  at Center Peace in Salem. Face painting starts at 4:30, Zombie Walk 5:45 to the Pioneer Village, open mic: musicians invited to pre form…sign up and preform 15 min. Short Notice band and others. Costume contest and concessions available. Music starts at 5pm.  Bring your lawn chair. Free…asking for a donation to local food bank.Haunted Playground from 7 to 9 PM in Campbellsburg at Cburg Childcare the corner of Oak and Franklin Streets. Cburg Childcare is hosting a fundraiser for the Washington County Food Bank. Admission to the Haunted Playground is one can good or $1. All food and donations collected will go to the food bank. Be ready for thrills, chills, and if you make it through a treat at the end!last_img read more

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First-place Loyal handles Spencer girls basketball

first_imgEndreas leads Rockets with 17 pointsBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterLOYAL — Loyal dominated the first half and did more than enough the rest of the way to beat Spencer 63-36 in a Cloverbelt Conference East Division girls basketball game Tuesday night at Loyal High School.Loyal remains one-half game ahead of Neillsville for first place in the Cloverbelt East as it improves to 12-1 in the conference at 15-3 overall.Loyal led 35-17 at halftime and held Spencer to 19 points in the second half to finish off the win.Morgan Reinwand had 19 points, and Karsyn Rueth had 17 points and nine rebounds for the Greyhounds.Liz Endreas topped Spencer (7-11, 5-8 Cloverbelt East) with 17 points. No other Rocket had more than six points.Spencer hosts Owen-Withee on Thursday.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)Greyhounds 63, Rockets 36Spencer 17 19 – 36Loyal 35 28 – 63SPENCER (36): Liz Endreas 8-12 1-2 17, Liz Baehr 3-15 0-0 6, Jessica Becker 1-5 2-2 4, Sabrina Vircks 1-2 0-0 2, McKenna Brecht 1-1 0-0 2, Hannah Zastrow 0-0 2-4 2, Courtney Buss 1-5 0-0 2, Shaelee Neitzel 0-1 1-2 1, Kathryn Hall 0-0 0-0 0, Kaily Northup 0-2 0-0 0. FG: 15-43. FT: 6-10. 3-pointers: 0-6 (Baehr 0-5, Buss 0-1). Rebounds: 31 (Baehr 8). Turnovers: 29. Fouls: 14. Fouled out: none. Record: 7-11, 5-8 Cloverbelt Conference East Division.LOYAL (63): Morgan Reinwand 9-15 1-1 19, Karsyn Rueth 7-14 2-2 17, Remi Geiger 4-10 0-0 9, Hailey Rueth 4-5 1-2 9, Amanda Krasselt 3-7 1-2 7, Bryanna Rayhorn 1-7 0-0 2, Emily Goodbrand 0-0 0-0 0, Hannah Peroshek 0-1 0-0 0, Montana Acker 0-1 0-0 0. FG: 28-60. FT: 5-7. 3-pointers: 2-11 (Geiger 1-3, K. Rueth 1-5, Krasselt 0-1, Rayhorn 0-2). Rebounds: 33 (K. Rueth 9). Turnovers: 17. Fouls: 12. Fouled out: none. Record: 15-3, 12-1 Cloverbelt Conference East Division.last_img read more

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