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Mike Vandekamp selected as Assistant Coach for 2019 World Junior A Challenge

first_imgDAWSON CREEK, B.C. – Hockey Canada has announced its selection of coaching staff for the Team Canada West 2019 World Junior A Challenge.Mike Vandekamp of Fort St. John has been selected as one of the assistant coaches to join Head Coach Joe Martin for Team Canada in the Junior A Challenge.Vandekamp will also be working alongside with second Assistant Coach Scott Barney, Video Coach Clayton Jardine, and Goaltending Coach Allen York.- Advertisement -Dawson Creek will host the World Junior A Challenge for the first time, and the local host committee will look to continue its historic success with Hockey Canada events.The 2019 World Junior A Challenge will be taking place December 7 to the 15 at the Encana Events Centre in Dawson Creek.For more information, you can visit Hockey Canada’s website.Advertisementlast_img read more

Judge upholds Vioxx verdict

first_imgToday, the jury will begin the second phase of the unusual trial, primarily to determine whether the second plaintiff is entitled to damages. The jury found Friday that Merck was negligent in the case of Frederick “Mike” Humeston, 61, of Boise, Idaho, who survived a heart attack in September 2001, before the stronger warning. So far, jurors have only heard evidence about Merck’s marketing of Vioxx and what it disclosed about increased risks of heart attack and stroke, which led Whitehouse Station, N.J.-based Merck to pull the blockbuster drug from the market in September 2004. Higbee agreed to the two-phase trial arrangement to try to speed up trials. She is overseeing more than half of the roughly 28,000 Vioxx lawsuits Merck faces. Merck shares closed up 6 cents on Monday at $44.25 on the New York Stock Exchange. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! TRENTON, N.J. – The judge presiding over a Vioxx personal injury trial in Atlantic City on Monday rejected a motion to give one of the two plaintiffs a second shot at winning damages from drug maker Merck & Co. The jury on Friday ruled that Merck was not negligent in the case of Brian Hermans of Waupaca, Wis., who died at age 44 after a September 2002 heart attack. That meant his family could not collect damages. However, the jury did find that Merck violated New Jersey’s consumer fraud law, so Hermans’ family could recoup three times what he paid for Vioxx prescriptions. It also allows Hermans’ family lawyer, Mark Lanier, to recoup his legal fees, which he estimates at $2 million. Late Friday, Lanier asked Superior Court Judge Carol Higbee to overturn the jury’s ruling that Merck wasn’t negligent in Hermans’ case. Lanier argued that Hermans had started taking Vioxx before April 2002, when Merck put a stronger warning about the drug’s cardiac risks in the detailed package insert, and he hadn’t seen his doctor since then. Higbee rejected the motion Monday. last_img read more


first_imgA young man who told Gardai his name was Jimmy Saville probably hadn’t picked the wisest name, a Judge has said.Shaun McNamee, 22, was stopped by Gardai at Lower Main Street in Letterkenny, Co Donegal on November 22nd, 2014.He told Gardai his name was Jimmy Saville and was then arrested. Speaking at Letterkenny District Court, Judge Paul Kelly said “He called himself Jimmy Saville – probabaly not the wisest name to pick.”He fined McNamee, of Memore Drive, Omagh, €80 for being intoxicated and took another charge of engaging and insulting behaviour into account.MAN WHO TOLD GARDAI HE WAS JIMMY SAVILLE FINED €80 was last modified: February 19th, 2015 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:courtdonegalGardaiJimmy Savillelast_img read more


first_imgSTAFF and management at The Orchard complex in Letterkenny are celebrating – after being named in the Top Ten Greatest Carvery restaurants in the country!Food giant Unilever Food Solutions he results revealed a shortlist of ten carvery venues split between two distinct categories: the Top 5 pubs shortlisted for ‘2011 Great Carvery Pub of the Year’ and the Top 5 hotels shortlisted for the ‘2011 Great Carvery Hotel of the Year’.The Old Orchard Inn will now go through to the Finals after its mouth-watering food and menus stunned the judges. They were impressed with dishes which included fresh duo of salmon & cod, pesto herb crumb with turmeric cream sauce, oven roasted fillet of chicken with mediterranean vegetables and Homemade prime Irish steak burger in a creamy pepper sauce.The Orchard and nine other nominated venues will be put through their final paces in several mystery carvery reviews by an expert panel of judges includ- ing George Hook, well-known broad- caster, rugby pundit and self-confessed carvery-lover, Mark Mc- Carthy, Business Development Chef of Unilever Food Solutions and Steve Wynne-Jones, Editor of leading trade magazine, Hospitality Ireland.Commenting on the Top 10 Great Carvery Champions shortlisted, Mark McCarthy, Business Development Chef at Unilever Food Solutions said: “The response to this year’s competition has been phenomenal. The calibre of entries for 2011 has set a new benchmark for the judging panel and everyone is excited about getting out on the road and visiting the venues to find our overall winners in the pub and hotel categories.“We received hundreds of entries of an exceptional standard from across Ireland. The culinary flair and inventive approach to traditional carvery we’ve seen is hugely inspiring and I’d like to congratulate all of the ten shortlisted winners – they are very deserving Top 10 Carvery Champions. “I think the battle to win first place in the pub and hotel category will be keenly fought and I wish all the shortlisted venues the very best of luck!”CULINARY DELIGHTMichael Noonan, Head Chef at the The Old Orchard Inn said: “We’re thrilled to have been short- listed for the Unilever Food Solutions Great Carvery Awards. It’s a fantastic competition and being shortlisted is a huge vote of confidence in our team and the world-class carvery fare we have on offer. At the Old Orchard Inn, we endeavour to cater for all our customers requirements in an efficient and friendly manner.“It keeps people coming back for more and we’re keeping our fingers crossed that we scoop the top prize in July and are named best CarveryPub Venue in Ireland.”The final two overall national win- ners, representing ‘The Great Carvery Pub of the Year 2011’ and ‘The Great Carvery Hotel of the Year 2011’ will be announced at a Final Awards event in early July. The winning venues will receive an investment budget to put towards a national marketing campaign to promote their award-winning carvery. THE ORCHARD NAMED IN TOP TEN GREATEST CARVERY VENUES! was last modified: July 4th, 2011 by gregShare 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:2011carvery of the yearTHE ORCHARD LETTERKENNYUnilever food solutionswinnerslast_img read more

‘The Wedding Date,’ ‘The Brown Bunny,’ ‘My Left Foot’

first_imgOther feature films out this week include “The Wedding Date.” This romantic comedy, starring “Will & Grace’s” Debra Messing, is mostly innocuous and at best mildly charming. Vincent Gallo’s minorly scandalous “The Brown Bunny,” with its sex scene between the actor-director and Chloe Sevigny, tries to blur the line between art-house intentions and sexual provocation, but this meandering film seems more like voyeurism. And Daniel Day-Lewis’ Oscar-winning turn in “My Left Foot” is simply amazing. A special edition of the film about Irish poet Christy Brown, who had cerebral palsy, is out today with extras, including a featurette on the real Brown. “My Left Foot – Collectors Edition” (Miramax; $19.99). “The Wedding Date” (Universal; $29.98). “The Brown Bunny” (Universal; $24.98). AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019last_img read more