CU Volleyball ready to unveil its ‘Sister Act’

first_imgShare Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail When the volleyball season begins at the University of Colorado – and it won’t be long – the Coors Events Center will become The Court of Three Sisters.Coach Liz Kritza believes having three siblings on the same team might be an NCAA Division I first. She should know; she’s followed national women’s volleyball recruiting for nearly three decades and has kept close watch on who’s gone where.But even if three sisters have played together on the same college team, CU landing the Simpson siblings was a major recruiting coup. Taylor, a senior, is the oldest; Cierra – or “CC” – is a sophomore; and Gabby is an incoming freshman. They are from Colorado Springs (Doherty High School) and being the offspring of two former college basketball players – Rick played at Louisiana Tech, Serena at UMKC – come by their athleticism naturally.There could be times this season when half of Kritza’s players on the court will be the Simpsons, and if that happens there shouldn’t be any slide in the Buffaloes’ performance. Each of the Simpson sisters was highly sought and the pair already at CU – Taylor, a top 10 national recruit, and Cierra, easily a top 25 prospect who might have been higher ranked had she been playing her current position – have proved themselves in NCAA play. No less is expected from Gabby, also a top 10 national prospect.Taylor, a 6-3 outside hitter, took a circuitous route to Boulder, enrolling first at Nebraska, then transferring to Missouri before setting at CU in the spring of 2013. Cierra, a 6-0 libero (defensive specialist), had her sights set on Texas-San Antonio before a late moment of clarity about her college career brought her to the realization that she wanted to play at a higher level of competition and stay nearer home. Gabby, a 6-4 setter/hitter, initially committed to Colorado State in her sophomore season of high school, then reconsidered when she went to Minneapolis to watch CU and her sisters compete against Minnesota in the NCAA Tournament.“I think the opportunity to play with her sisters was really hard to pass up,” Kritza said. “Her sisters were able to show her what was going on in the program, what her life here would be like, what her future might be like.“Last season was helpful; it offered more tangible proof, she could see our improvement. Seeing her siblings play almost all their matches on the Pac-12 Network, that kind of visibility, and playing against the best in the country – that’s what any competitive player wants.”Plus, Gabby says her original commitment to CSU simply came far too early – but that seems to be national norm these days in volleyball, soccer and lacrosse. “If I had to go back I would have waited (to commit) until my senior year,” she said. “You’re so much more mature and you have a better picture of what you want. You get forced to make a decision so young and that’s why you have all of these people transferring because they don’t know if that’s exactly where they want to go or if that’s exactly what they want to do. I love it here.”Of course, Kritza loves having them – even without having seen Gabby play her first college match. But she should prove to be a major contributor to a Buffs team that was 18-14 last season (9-11 in the Pac-12) and knocked off three nationally ranked opponents – No. 1 Washington, No. 11 UCLA and No. 25 Arizona – at the Coors Events Center. CU advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2006 and defeated Iowa State (3-1) before losing in five sets (2-3) to No. 10 Minnesota in its home city.By: B.G. Brooks, contributing editor, cubuffs.com. Read the whole story at cubuffs.com. Categories:AthleticsCampus Communitycenter_img Published: July 17, 2014 last_img read more

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WATCH: Like father, like son – A heartwarming interview with the Ntinis

first_imgDomestic cricket is excited at the emergence of 19-year-old Thando Ntini, who made an excellent white-ball debut for the Cape Cobras last weekend.Son of Proteas legend Makhaya, the seamer took 4/36 in the victory over the Warriors in Oudtshoorn in a One-day Cup fixture.Cobras coach and former national stalwart Ashwell Prince, a hard-nosed yet fair manager, praised the youngster’s work ethic, noting that it was exactly like his fathers’.“It is really exciting for him to be able to make his debut, and having his father there on commentary,” he said.“A lot of credit must go to him because he works hard and he has something that he definitely has taken from his father, which is his work ethic, he has a great work ethic. He trains hard, he works on his batting, bowling, fielding and everything. He deserves the rewards that he is getting.”Poignantly, Ntini senior was doing commentary on the match and was ecstatic when the wickets started tumbling.Watch this heartwarming interview the two men gave SuperSport afterwards. For more sport your way, download The Citizen’s app for iOS and Android.last_img read more

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Falcons release updated Mercedes Benz Stadium photos

first_imgThe Atlanta Falcons brass saw fit to give their fans an update on the construction of the billion-dollar, state-of-the-art, retractable roof stadium at this stage of development.It is scheduled to be opened in time for the start of the 2017-18 season and sits adjacent to the Georgia Dome, the current home of the Falcons.Check out the slide of photos by flipping the e-pages.To check out the time-lapse video, click here.last_img

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Women’s Basketball: Dec. 13 Scoreboard

first_imgThe Cowgirls clawed their way back from an eight-point deficit using a full-court press and a 10-0 run to take a 57-56 lead with 2:55 to play. Houston Baptist 92, Arlington Baptist 62HOUSTON, Texas – Houston Baptist women’s basketball shot 60 percent from the floor, outscored visiting Arlington Baptist, 64-22, in the paint, and out-rebounded the Patriots, 49-18, en route to a 92-62 victory Saturday afternoon at Sharp Gym. Steenholdt led all players with 16 first-half points, while Nwanguma came off the bench to score 10 points and pull down a half-high nine rebounds. HBU shot 59 percent from the floor. Hale led ABC with 10 points, as the Patriots shot 39 percent from the floor.The Huskies began the first five minutes of the second half outscoring the Patriots, 17-9, to bring their lead back to 23, 66-43. HBU continued to put the pedal to the metal, as they increased their lead to the 30s. At the 5:11-mark, freshman Carissa Diaz scored her first collegiate basket in Sharp Gym, giving HBU an 86-56 lead.Erin McGarrachan led HBU with 10 second-half points, while Jefferson had seven points, three assists, two rebounds, and two steals. HBU shot 61 percent from the floor in the half. The Patriots were led by Johnson with six points.Prior to the game, Steenholdt was awarded a commemorative ball, honoring her 1,500th career point she earned at UT-Pan American Nov. 29. She is the program’s all-time NCAA Division I leading scorer.HBU hosts cross-town rival Texas Southern Wednesday, Dec. 17 at 6 pm. – Return to top – A steal by Tayler Jefferson resulted in a Steenholdt layup to give HBU an 18-point advantage, 47-29, with just over a minute to go in the opening half. But Wise forced a steal and it resulted in a three-pointer by Hale, as HBU eventually led ABC at the break, 49-34. Jade Johnson led ABC (6-2) with 15 points, shooting 5-of-9 from the floor and a perfect 3-of-3 from the free throw line. Morgan Hale and Tori Wise each scored 12 for the Patriots. After ULM made two free throws to cut the McNeese lead to 63-62, McNeese called a timeout on the inbounds play trying to avoid the five-second call but McNeese was out of timeouts.  A technical foul was called on the Cowgirls and Chelsea Tieuel made both free throws to give ULM a 64-63 lead.  After ULM retook the lead off two free throws, Allison Baggett hit a jumper in the lane and on the next play, McNeese’s Alaina Verdin picked up a steal and scored a layup to give McNeese a 61-58 lead. Junior post Ashleigh Nwanguma recorded her first double-double of the season for HBU (4-3), and the second of her career, as she had season highs of 14 points and 11 rebounds in 16 minutes. Senior forward Shanice Steenholdt led the Huskies with 22 points on 8-of-11 shooting in 19 minutes. Senior forward Erin McGarrachan tied her season high of 12 points, while Heidi Sihvola dropped 11. McNeese began the game with a suffocating defense and held UL-Monroe to a 21.4 field goal shooting percent while shooting 50.0 percent in the first nine minutes of the game.  The Cowgirls held the lead for all but one minute in the first half and trailed 29-26 at the half. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi women’s basketball team fell to UT Arlington, 42-28, at the Dugan Wellness Center Saturday.   Houston Baptist 92, Arlington Baptist 62ULM 66, McNeese State 63UT Arlington 42, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 28 After coming off a season-high 26 points against Centenary, Baggett tied her career high today with 31 points with 20 coming in the second half.  Baggett ended the game 12 of 29 from the field and was perfect from the free throw line, making all six attempts. Jayln Johnson chipped in 12 points and dished out a season-high six assists. To make matters worse, ULM retained the ball after the technical.  The Cowgirls fouled Tieuel again and once again she sank two free throws for a 66-63 ULM lead. McNeese had a chance to tie the game but Baggett’s last second three pointer missed to the left as time expired. HBU jumped out to an 8-0 lead before the Patriots got on the scoreboard with a made free throw by Johnson. HBU outscored the Patriots, 21-8, in a span of eight minutes to lead by 20, 29-9, with 9:52 remaining in the first half. – Return to top – HBU led by as many as 23 before the Patriots used a 14-5 run to cut the deficit to 14, 39-25, following a steal and layup by Ainsley Richardson at the 3:12-mark. The Cowgirls outrebounded the Warhawks 37-30 but turned the ball over 18 times and weren’t able to contain ULM’s leading scorer, Sharnice Brooks who led ULM with 20 points. Brooks also led the game with seven rebounds. Tieuel joined brooks in double figures with 15 points. Tieuel scored 10 of her points from the charity stripe. Alayshia Hunter chipped in 12 points and was credited with six blocks. ULM 66, McNeese State 63MONROE, La. — An unusual turn of events in the last fourteen seconds erased what looked like a McNeese State women’s basketball come from behind victory, turned out to be a 66-63 loss to Louisiana-Monroe Saturday. UT Arlington 42, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 28 The Islanders (2-5) scored a season low 28 points in the loss. Sophomore Camesha Davis tallied six points while grabbing seven rebounds and Toledo, Ohio native Olivia Fouty put in six points and grabbed a team-high 10 rebounds in the loss. Both teams played tight defense throughout, forcing 37 turnovers during the contest. The Mavericks (3-4) were able to capitalize on the turnovers though, outscoring the Islanders 13-8 on the night. The Islanders took a 17-15 lead into the locker room thanks in part to its hustle on the boards in the first half. A&M-Corpus Christi was able to out rebound the Lady Mavericks 7-1 on the offensive glass, equating to a 7-0 advantage in second chance points.   The second half was all Mavericks though, as 6-foot-5 freshman Rebekah Van Dijk put in eight of her game-high 12 points. The forward was able to control the painted area, grabbing 12 rebounds on the night. After Camesha Davis hit a layup with 14:47 remaining in the second half, the Islanders did not score another field goal until sophomore Kassie Jones hit a shot from behind the arc with 2:25 left in the game. During the stretch UTA outscored the Islanders 12-2. The team will have a quick turnaround as they hit Stripes Court at the American Bank Center on Monday for matchup with the Lady Tigers of Tennessee State at 5 p.m. The Islanders men will take the floor against UTSA at 7 p.m. For the latest team information, like the team on Facebook (Islanders Women’s Basketball), and follow the Islanders on Twitter and Instagram (@IslandersWBB).– Return to top –last_img read more

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My Donegal with Councillor Patrick McGowan

first_imgWell known County Councillor and Cathaoirleach of the Stranorlar Municipal Area, Cllr Patrick McGowan is a proud Donegal man. Here he outlines what he loves about Donegal and why he is a big fan of Michael Murphy.What is your favourite place in Donegal and why?Narin. Family holidays in a caravan. If you could change one thing about Donegal what would it be?A little less rainWho is the one person that you look up to and why?Pat the Cope Gallagher. He works seven days a week for the people. I don’t know where he gets the energy and motivation from. What’s your happiest Christmas memory in Donegal?When Edanne and I and our three children were together for Christmas 12 years ago.What has been Donegal’s proudest moment in recent years?Winning the All Ireland and this year’s Irish open in BallyliffinIf you found a magic wand that allowed you to grant one wish, what would it be? End the madness of bigotry and persecution.What is your favourite Donegal-made product?Rapeseed oilWho is Donegal’s greatest ambassador around the world and why? Has to be Daniel O’DonnellWhat has been the biggest compliment you’ve ever received?Getting electedWho is your favourite Donegal sportsperson of all time?Michael MurphyWhat is your favourite Donegal restaurant?Conkers – good food and good serviceWhat is your favourite Donegal saying or expression?How’s it going!What is the biggest challenge facing the people of Donegal?Getting a good paying job and to be happy at your work.What is your favourite food that you associate with Donegal?Scone with raisinsIs there anything that really annoys you about Donegal or its people?Not pulling together as much as we use to doDo you have a favourite local band?ClannadIf you had a million euro to improve something in Donegal what would it be?St Josephs hospital.Where’s the most unusual place you’ve logged on to Donegal Daily?AzerijbanIs there anything about Donegal that you are very proud of? (example: our culture/language)Our beachesWhat is the most rewarding thing about what you do?Helping someone get something they are entitled to.My Donegal with Councillor Patrick McGowan was last modified: December 29th, 2018 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:BallybofeyMY DONEGALPATRICK MCGOWANlast_img read more

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June 14, 2019 Weekly Roundup of Web Design and Development News

first_imgAccessibilityIn this week’s post in the #TakeFiveWith series, Zeineb interviews digital accessibility specialist and London Accessibility leader Andy Ronksley, who discusses his work, what motivates him, and plans for the future.Filling out an online form should be straightforward. Cues for what is needed and what format should be clearly evident, as Raghavendra Peri describes in the anatomy of accessible forms: required form fields.If you missed it, London Accessibility published the livestream of this month’s meetup featuring Gian Wild on the accessibility of social media and Robin Spinks on the augmented reality tool EYEWARE. In this week’s web design and development news roundup, you’ll learn what to do when asked for your UX salary expectations in an interview, find a call for speakers for an inclusive design conference, discover a list of Gutenberg blocks for your WordPress site, and more. If you’re new to my blog, each Friday I publish a post highlighting my favorite user experience, accessibility, WordPress, CSS, and HTML posts I’ve read in the past week.Hope you find the resources helpful in your work or projects!Want more resources like these on a daily basis? Follow me @redcrew on Twitter.Tweet of the WeekHaving a clear process that everyone respects is how we get things done as fast as possible. We aren’t spending a lot of time or energy on debating how to go about the process. We just get on with it. It helps us when we disagree. It helps us when we are stuck.— Jen Simmons (@jensimmons) June 13, 2019User ExperienceOver the years, I’ve read dozens of articles about the difference between customer experience and user experience. I like Kim Flaherty’s explanation in their Nielsen Norman group article,Whether you use the term “UX” or “CX” is not important, because they basically mean the same thing if you have the “correct” interpretation of the termsExcellent tips and advice from Joe Natoli on what to do when you’re asked for your UX salary expectations during an interview.It’s been a while since I shared a UX win, where I highlight an organization that does something that shows they’ve kept the customer/user top of mind. This week I give a shoutout to Olga’s Kitchen and their feedback survey. It’s the tagging system fans use that keeps the almost 5 million fanworks of Archive of Our Own organized and running smoothly. As J.J. Garrett tweeted, Wired did a great job highlighting the successful information architecture project. Unfortunately, Wired didn’t mention the information architecture field.The good news is that Wired published a whole story profiling a successful work of information architecture.The bad news is that it does not in any way acknowledge the existence of the field. https://t.co/KzykOz4o3P— Jesse James Garrett (@jjg) June 13, 2019center_img Have you submitted your presentation? Call for speakers is open for the free Inclusive Design 24 conference on October 10, 2019. Submissions are due July 14, 2019.WordPressDid you know WordPress has a 60.8% market share in the CMS market? And that it powers powers 14.7% of the world’s top websites? Find out more fascinating and interesting facts about WordPress in this post by Maddy Osman. Oops! WordPress VIP outage caused sites to display a potted succulent, when the sites reverted to the default Twenty Seventeen theme temporarily. Excellent resource for everyone interested in learning about Gutenberg blocks, my friend Claire Brotherton has compiled a full list of WordPress blocks and how you can add more. Definitely a post worth bookmarking! Shoutout to Jason Stallings and my friend Chris Wiegman for the beta release of the WP Engine DevKit, a local development environment Chris has been working on since starting at WP Engine in 2018. CSS and HTMLIs it time to leave it behind? Do you see the CSS background-image property as an anti-pattern, as Andrew Welch argues? If you’re not careful, the properties you set with flexbox and grid can impact the visual order of content, putting it at odds with the DOM order for content. Which affects content re-ordering and accessibility. Agreed. There should be a proces.I believe new HTML elements should go through a standards process, be debated by multiple parties (not one), be useful to most websites (pave the cowpaths), and be written in language that makes sense for HTML, especially for folks who don’t speak English well. So no on this. https://t.co/FzlgwLV770— Jen Simmons (@jensimmons) June 13, 2019What do you think are the reasons why most developers fear CSS? Is it trying to understand the cascade, specificity, or past experiences with poor communication with designers? What I Found InterestingSomething special you can do for an upcoming family celebration: record yourself reading your kid’s favorite books. Or have friends or family members record themselves reading a favorite book. Hearing their voice reading a story always brings smiles. Giving a presentation soon? Check out these 6 do’s and don’ts to take your slides to the next level, courtesy of TED. One of my favorite tips: include a blank slide to provide a pause. But don’t use a white blank slide (people will think something is broken).Do you use Google Photos? Google announced that they’re changing how Google Photos and Google Drive work together. Or don’t. If you like what you’ve read today, share the post with your colleagues and friends.Want to make sure you don’t miss out on updates? Subscribe to get notified when new posts are published.Did I miss some resources you found this week? I’d love to see them! Post them in the comments below.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading…RelatedWeekly Roundup of Web Design and Development News: June 2, 2017In this week’s web design and development resources roundup, you’ll learn how to make accessibility a core design principle, find a UX event calendar for southeast Michigan, discover how to get started with CSS Grid Layout today, and more. If you’re new to my blog, each Friday I publish a…In “Web design & development links”September 20, 2019: My Weekly Roundup of Web Design and Development NewsIn this week’s web design and development news roundup, you’ll learn where to place buttons on forms, discover how to get buy-in for accessibility at your organization, discover a cool washing machine created with CSS, and more. If you’re new to my blog, each Friday I publish a post highlighting…In “Web design & development links”November 8, 2019: My Weekly Roundup of Web Design and Development NewsIn this week’s web design and development news roundup, you’ll learn how to create online experiences that work well for older people, find a recap of the annual WordPress State of the Word, discover new underline CSS properties, and more. If you’re new to my blog, each Friday I publish…In “Web design & development links”last_img read more

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NCR Acquires StopLift, Gains Powerful Anti-theft Solution for Self-Checkout

first_imgNCR Corporation recently announced that it has acquired StopLift Checkout Vision Systems, a leader in intelligent computer vision systems, to combat theft in the retail business. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.This transaction reinforces NCR’s strategic focus on self-checkout solutions that aim to provide the best possible shopper experience and return on the investment for retailers. NCR will integrate StopLift’s artificial intelligence capabilities that detect unusual and possibly fraudulent behavior into its retail store transformation solutions. StopLift’s loss prevention management features will help NCR address retailers’ concerns over shrink. NCR is a global leader in self-checkout technology with more than 250,000 installations worldwide.“This acquisition will help NCR accelerate growth in our market-leading self-checkout and store transformation solutions,” said NCR President and Chief Executive Officer Michael D. Hayford. “In addition to creating new value for our retail customers around the world, StopLift’s fraud detection technology will be a key enabler of our frictionless commerce product strategy.”- Sponsor – Headquartered in Cambridge, MA, StopLift has developed artificial intelligence capabilities that visually determine what occurs during each transaction to distinguish between legitimate and fraudulent behavior at the checkout. Most notably, StopLift’s technology detects scan-avoidance and flags unscanned, unpaid merchandise at the checkout. Examples include passing items around the scanner, leaving unscanned items in the shopping cart, and covering up the barcode while scanning.“We have been working with NCR since 2016 to integrate our patented technology with SmartAssist, which successfully detects shrink at the checkout counter with NCR’s self-checkout solutions,” explained Malay Kundu, founder and CEO of StopLift. “As retailers are looking to embrace frictionless checkout, our combined technologies will bring the advantages of loss prevention management to NCR’s global customer base in this critical time of retail transformation.”The two companies anticipate a smooth transition for customers, channel partners and employees.For more information, visit ncr.com. Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

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10 months agoHasenhuttl warns Southampton over Lemina future

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Hasenhuttl warns Southampton over Lemina futureby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveSouthampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl insists he doesn’t want to lose Mario Lemina.Lemina has been linked with a move to Paris Saint-German ahead of the January market.But Hasenhuttl insisted: “Lemina is a very important player for us and, though he’s not 100 per cent fit, I need him.”Meanwhile the Austrian is still worried about getting his message across. “Speaking in English in front of my players is getting better and better every day, but I want to improve this,” he admitted. last_img read more

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a month agoPatrice Evra: Players must want to bleed for Man Utd

first_imgPatrice Evra: Players must want to bleed for Man Utdby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the lovePatrice Evra says Manchester United players must want to “bleed” for the club.The Red Devils are undergoing a transition period with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer becoming the fourth manager since Evra left the club in 2014. The Frenchman is happy with Solskjaer’s appointment and now wants to see the players buy into the club’s philosophy.”We’ve had too many managers, David Moyes, [Louis] van Gaal, [Jose] Mourinho. I just think for the players it’s difficult,” Evra told Sky Sports.”One manager wants to play one way, another manager wants to play another way, you need to know the value of the club and Manchester United.”That’s why I think Ole is a good appointment for the club. He knows the philosophy of the club.”It’s difficult when you come to Manchester United from the outside, people don’t accept you straight away. You need to bleed for this club before people accept you.”We are a big club. We want to win trophies. We don’t want to spend more than 10 years without winning the league again. It’s not easy but the fans have to believe – it’s a process.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Tommy Lake Fire now 40 percent contained

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Tommy Lakes Wildfire is now 40 percent contained.  According to the B.C. Wildfire Service, the fire is now 22,000 hectares and did receive some rain on Saturday.The cooler temperatures and decreased wind, have enabled firefighters to get the upper hand and contain the fire.There are 234 firefighters building and reinforcing guard working to increase containment supported by 8 helicopters along with 22 pieces of heavy equipment. More informationOn May 27, 2018, an Area Restriction Order was put in place for Crown Land in the vicinity of the Tommy Lakes wildfire. This restricts public access to the active wildfire area and access roads within the Tommy Lakes wildfire boundary and surrounding area. For more information regarding the restricted area please refer to the attached order and map.The public is asked to respect this order to ensure your safety as well as the crews working on the Tommy Lakes wildfire. Public and crew safety is the number one priority of the BC Wildfire Service.Cause: Lightning Lightning CausedResources• 234 firefighters• 8 helicopters• 22 heavy equipmentThe decrease in area to 22,000ha is due to more accurate mapping.Today (June 3rd),there was no growth on the Tommy Lakes wildfire and some sections of the fire did receive rain. The cooler temperatures and higher relative humidity continue to aid fire suppression efforts. The crews have made great progress to date and the fire is currently 40% contained.Today, there are 234 firefighters building and reinforcing guard working to increase containment supported by 8 helicopters along with 22 pieces of heavy equipment.The primary objectives are to establish machine guard and if conditions permit conduct controlled burning operations, in order to protect oil and gas infrastructure, communities and other values in the vicinity of G80340.On the northwest side of the fire, crews along with heavy equipment are working to complete the guard on the west side of the Beatton River. Crews are also working on a contingency guard along the western flank.On the southwest flank, crews are mopping up hot spots from 6 km east on the South Nig, and well site 74 off Beatton road.On the east flank, crews are working to complete mop-up and patrols along and in the vicinity of the North Nig road. They are also mopping up east of the Beatton Road and continue with direct attack west of the 71km mark on the Beatton Road. Crews are also working to complete mop-up from the North Nig road working south towards the 76km mark on the Beatton Road.On the northeast flank, crews continue to patrol and mop-up guards and hose trails constructed off the North Nig and Tommy Lakes roads, and complete the Wellsite access road at 74 km. They are working to construct new guard and support mop up along pipeline guard with crews in the southwest.In the vicinity of the fire, smoke may be visible to the public.The Tommy Lakes (G80340) is the result of the amalgamation of the former Beatton Lake (G80340) and the Tommy Lakes Road (G80341). This amalgamation occurred on May 25, 2018. The Peace River Regional District removed the evacuation alert for a small farming community near the fire Friday.Here is the full update from the B.C. Wildfire Service:Tommy Lakes (G80340)Last updated: Sunday, June 03, 2018 at 10:18 AMLocation: Approximately 29km northeast of mile 109 Hwy 97 (Alaska Highway)• See approximate location of this wildfire on an See Map interactive map• View an interactive map of all active Wildfires of Note.Discovered: Tuesday, May 22, 2018Size: 22,000.0 hectarescenter_img Status: Active• 40% containedInterface: Interface Interface FirePrevious evacuations have been rescinded.As of 1615 on June 1,2018, the Peace River Regional District rescinded the Evacuation Alert for Electoral Area B.last_img read more

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