Canfor announces more curtailments

first_imgCanfor has announced it will make more curtailments to its sawmills in Fort St. John and around British Columbia and Alberta.The one week curtailment to the city’s sawmill will begin on February 9th.Director of Public Affairs and Corporate Communications Dave Lefebvre says the curtailments are a result of the ailing softwood lumber markets.- Advertisement -[asset|aid=882|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=334014d5f5d94915fdfa4c2878720e7b-dave lefebvre 1_1_Pub.mp3]The short-term cut-backs will affect 23 hundred people, 140 of which are in Fort St. John alone.Mr. Lefebvre says he doesn’t know if there will be any more cut-backs.Advertisement [asset|aid=883|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=334014d5f5d94915fdfa4c2878720e7b-Dave Lefebvre 2_1_Pub.mp3]Other regions, including Grande Prairie, will face a two week curtailment. The cut-backs will remove 83 million board feet of production. The Company will also remove the third shift at its Quesnel operation, resulting in a further reduction of Canfor’s lumber production of approximately 100 million board feet on an annualized basis.last_img read more


first_imgDefinitionA bunion forms when your big toe points toward the second toe. This causes a bump to appear on the inside edge of your toe.Alternative NamesHallux valgusCausesBunions are more common in women than men. The problem can run in families. People born with abnormal bones in their feet are more likely to form a bunion.Wearing narrow-toed, high-heeled shoes may lead to the development of a bunion.The condition may become painful as the bump gets worse. Extra bone and a fluid-filled sac grow at the base of the big toe.SymptomsRed, thickened skin along the inside edge of the big toeA bony bump at this sitePain over the joint, which pressure from shoes makes worseBig toe turned toward the other toes and may cross over the second toeExams and TestsA doctor can very often diagnose a bunion by looking at it. A foot x-ray can show an abnormal angle between the big toe and the foot. In some cases, arthritis may also be seen.TreatmentWhen a bunion first begins to develop, take good care of your feet.Wear wide-toed shoes. This can often solve the problem and prevent you from needing more treatment.Wear felt or foam pads on your foot to protect the bunion, or devices called spacers to separate the first and second toes. These are available at drugstores.Try cutting a hole in a pair of old, comfortable shoes to wear around the house.If the bunion gets worse and more painful, surgery to realign the toe and remove the bony bump (bunionectomy) may help. There are more than 100 different surgical procedures to treat this condition.advertisementOutlook (Prognosis)You can keep a bunion from worsening by taking care of it and wearing different shoes when it first starts to develop.Teenagers may have more trouble treating a bunion than adults, because it may be the result of an underlying bone problem.Surgery reduces the pain in many, but not all, people with bunions. After surgery, people often have trouble wearing tight, fashionable shoes.When to Contact a Medical ProfessionalCall your doctor if the bunion:Continues to cause pain even after self-care, such as wearing wide-toed shoesPrevents you from doing your usual activitiesHas any signs of infection (like redness or swelling), especially if you have diabetesPreventionAvoid compressing the toes of your foot with narrow, poor-fitting shoes.ReferencesRichardson EG. Disorders of the hallux. In: Canale ST, Beaty JH, eds. Campbells Operative Orthopaedics. 12th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Mosby Elsevier; 2012:chap 81.Wexler D, Grosser DM, Kile TA. Bunion and bunionette. In: Frontera WR, Silver JK, eds. Essentials of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 2nd ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2008:chap 76.Review Date:3/8/2014Reviewed By:C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.last_img read more

Ranji Trophy semifinals, Day 2 wrap: Gautam Gambhir hundred drives Delhi, Karnataka ride Karun Nair ton

first_imgGautam Gambhir’s patient hundred helped Delhi reach a commanding 271/3 against Bengal on Day 2 of their Ranji Trophy semifinal in Pune.In Kolkata, Karun Nair smashed an unbeaten hundred as Karnataka finished the second day of their semifinal against Vidarbha with a 109-run first innings lead.Both semifinals were highlighted by two men trying to make a comeback into the Indian Test team. Gambhir and Nair were both part of the Test squad last season but they were eventually phased out.Nair, who had become only the second Indian to score a Test triple hundred, was unable to repeat his magic in the series against Australia and was soon out in the cold. His hundred for Karnataka, therefore, could not have come at a more appropriate time. He is not in the Test squad for the South Africa Tests but runs in key domestic matches will at least keep him in focus in a year where India play several overseas Tests.DELHI SET TO TAKE THE LEAD VS BENGALWith Bengal scoring a below par 286 in their first essay, they are sure to concede first innings lead.The only positive aspect for Bengal was final session where Delhi scored only 51 runs losing three wickets including Gambhir (127 off 216 balls) off Mohammed Shami.Gambhir was an epitome of calmness during his 42nd first-class hundred in company of Chandela (113 off 192 balls), who is playing only his third first-class match.The manner in which Gambhir-Chandela duo humiliated a Bengal attack comprising Shami (23.2-3-83-1) and Ashok Dinda (18-2-86-1) looked pedestrian.advertisementThe best part about Gambhir this season has been his attitude. He has remain attached with a goal of guiding Delhi with crucial runs yet remained uninvolved like an isolated island.A pull in front of the square followed by a square cut played on the rise off Shami set the tone.There was no stopping Gambhir as the sparse crowd egged him on.KARNATAKA TAKE CRUCIAL LEAD VS VIDARBHAReuters PhotoNair’s unbeaten 148 ensured Karnataka take a vital 109-run first innings lead over Vidarbha.Resuming at the overnight score of 36 for three, Nair hit 20 fours and one six in his stellar knock and batted all the three sessions.Nair thwarted an onslaught from young Vidarbha pacer Rajneesh Gurbani, who returned with his third successive five-wicket haul (5/90).The second Indian to score a triple century in Tests, Nair, found a fine ally in his skipper R Vinay Kumar (20 not out) as the duo batted sensibly amid the ruins in an unbroken 69-run ninth wicket partnership that took Karnataka’s lead past 100.Karnataka were 294 for eight when bad light stopped play at 93 overs with three more days left in play.Bowling with a short run-up, South Africa-bound India pacer Umesh Yadav (2/71) gave Vidarbha their first breakthrough at the stroke of lunch ending Nair’s overnight partnership with CM Gautam (73 off 139 balls).The Karnataka wicketkeeper slashed a delivery straight to deep point after a fine knock that was laced with eight boundaries.Karnataka looked to go the Vidarbha way in the post-lunch session as Gurbani hit the deck hard and swung the ball to take three wickets for 24 runs in his superb third spell of 9-0-49-3.Stuart Binny (4), Shreyas Gopal (7) and K Gowtham (1) were all dismissed cheaply as Karnataka were tottering at 198 for seven at one stge in reply to Vidarbha’s 185.Binny lasted 12 balls and edged a beautiful outswinger behind the stumps, while Gowtham was deceived brilliantly by a slower one as the batsman mistimed a drive straight to gully.But Nair stood tall to brighten the eight-time champions’ bid for their third final in five seasons.(With PTI inputs)last_img read more

Video Surfaces Of Dak Prescott Attack, Culprits May Have Boasted Online About Act

first_imgDak Prescott celebrating in his Mississippi State uniformSTARKVILLE, MS – NOVEMBER 22: Dak Prescott #15 of the Mississippi State Bulldogs reacts to a touchdown during the third quarter of a game against the Vanderbilt Commodores at Davis Wade Stadium on November 22, 2014 in Starkville, Mississippi. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)Monday night, it was reported by a number of sources that Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott and at least one of his teammates were attacked outside a Waka Flocka Flame concert in Panama City, Florida while on spring break. Tuesday morning, video of the incident has surfaced. The alleged perpetrator might have also boasted on his Twitter account about his involvement.In the below clips, both Prescott and one of his teammates are brutally attacked by a group of men in a parking lot immediately following the concert. Prescott can be seen struggling to get up after the encounter. The Bulldogs signal-caller suffered a number of cuts and bruises, but according to the school, he does not have any significant injuries.One Twitter user, @str8fam_dwilson, reportedly took to social media after the incident to boast about attacking Prescott and his teammates. He’s since deleted the tweets, but a number of users screenshotted them. We can’t confirm that he was involved.So these are the ignorant fools, @str8fam_dwilson, that allegedly jumped on @DakPrescott? Just stupid @Yep_ItsCheryl— JoeAMorton (@theJunebugg731) March 10, [email protected] @str8fam_dwilson— James Thurman (@coachthurman) March 10, 2015Luckily, none of the players were seriously injured. But it’s still clear that this was a scary situation for all.last_img read more

Vine: Hampton Coach Edward Joyner Pretended To Call Jesus To Ask About Team’s Odds Against Kentucky

first_imgHampton head coach Edward Joyner on his phone.Vine/CMTomlinYou can’t accuse Hampton head coach Edward Joyner of not having a sense of humor about his team’s chances against undefeated Kentucky. During today’s post-game press conference following the Pirates’ win against Manhattan, Joyner pretended to call Jesus to ask about his team’s odds against the Wildcats. Apparently, Jesus went chalk in his bracket.Hampton’s coach just pretended to call Jesus about their odds against Kentucky and Jesus hung up on him.— C.M. Tomlin (@CM_Tomlin) March 18, 2015During a media session earlier in the week, when asked about a possible match-up with Kentucky, Joyner said “you’ve got to hope you’ve got Jesus on speed dial”. This is your second installment of “Hampton is your new favorite 16 seed.”last_img read more

Map: Where The Most Notre Dame Football Fans Are Located

first_imgA fan sitting in the stands dressed as Notre Dame's mascot.2 Nov 1996: The University of Notre Dame Leprachaun mascot leads the crowd during the Fighting Irish 54-27 win over Navy in Dublin, Ireland. Mandatory Credit: Billy Stickland/ALLSPORTEarlier today we showed you the 2016 College Football Fan Map created by users on Reddit’s college football page. The map shows the most-popular college football team in every county in the United States. You can view it here.Along with the overall map, team-specific maps have been created. Here’s where the most Notre Dame football fans are located throughout the country.Notre Dame clearly has a huge fan base that spreads throughout the United States. It’s hard to find another fan base that covers as much ground.last_img

Issues Affecting Children in State Care to Be Discussed

first_imgThe Ministry of Youth and Culture will be staging a joint press conference on Tuesday, December 18,  to discuss issues relating to children in State care, among other matters. The Ministries of Justice and National Security; the Inter-ministerial Committee; and several other stakeholder agencies will also be participating in the press conference. This was disclosed by Portfolio Minister, Hon. Lisa Hanna, during an awards ceremony recognising wards of the State, at the Bank of Jamaica auditorium in downtown Kingston, on December 12. “A lot of negative things  have been said about our children in State care and certainly about some of the things we are putting in place and that have been put in place,” she said. Ms. Hanna informed that the conference will discuss issues “in full,” particularly as it relates to children who come in contact with the law. In recent weeks, various groups have expressed concern about children being kept in lock-ups; and their well-being in State care. During the ceremony, 37 wards of the State who achieved outstanding results in this year’s Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) and Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) were honoured.last_img read more