Raistlin Van Spronsen – 1 silver, 2 bronzeAfter impressive weekend performances, both Jamie Lee and Ben Maxfield of the Elks Speed Skating Club were crowned Age Class champions. It was a successful event for the province of B.C., which ended up earning the most points overall in the competition. Throughout the competition, B.C. was engaged in a fierce battle with Quebec, as the two provinces were involved in the medal counts in almost every division.Locally, Fort St. John did quite well in the competition, with many skaters coming out and earning personal bests, as well as earning a total of 26 medals. Below is a list of all the local medal winners:Renee Kalkman – 2 silvers, 2 bronzes- Advertisement -Sarah Graham – 3 silvers, 2 bronzesRachel Kalkman – 1 silverTheresa Martins – 1 bronzeAdvertisement Ben Maxfield – 2 gold, 2 silverBen Van Spronsen – 1 bronzeConnor Johnson – 1 gold, 2 bronzeJamie Lee – 3 gold, 1 silverAdvertisement
As part of her probation, Rankins was ordered to pay the restitution to the best of her ability, but in the ensuing three-plus years made just $2,500 in payments, Hope said. In addition to buying the house in Lancaster valued at between $700,000 and $800,000, Rankins also paid for $10,000 in concrete work and $11,500 in window coverings, Hope said. Rankins also owned a home in Palmdale. She also leased a 2006 BMW valued at $121,295, Hope said. Rankins told a deputy probation officer she was running the loan mortgage business, but as a convicted felon she cannot become a licensed broker, Hope said. As part of her probation, Rankins was ordered to only use the name of Alvina Rankins, but used the name Alvina Mitchell on loan and other documents. She was ordered not to apply for any kind of aid, but evidence showed she applied for aid for her three children for free lunches, Hope said. Rankins, who was convicted of arson, auto theft and receiving stolen property in 1988, 1992 and 1995, respectively, lost her child-care license in November 1999. She was accused of fraudulently receiving the Medi-Cal benefits from November 1995 to February 1999. In the welfare fraud case, Rankins was accused of wrongfully collecting $20,549 in welfare payments from 1996 to 1998. She went off welfare in 1998 after her child-care income increased to an estimated $10,000 to $12,000 a month, prosecutors said. Karen Maeshiro, (661) 267-5744 [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card “She seems to write her own rules and doesn’t take into account limitations put on her by the court,” Hope said. “She was ordered to obey a handful of rules and failed to do so.” Attorneys for Rankins did not respond to requests for comment. Rankins was arrested Nov. 16 on suspicion of violating her probation after probation officers and sheriff’s deputies searched her home. She has been in custody since then without bail and paid up the remaining restitution Dec. 23, Hope said. Paperwork found at her home prompted detectives to initiate an investigation into possible real estate fraud. The investigation is ongoing and no charges have been filed. Rankins, who before her fraud conviction provided child care under a county contract despite having a criminal record, was given a suspended three-year prison sentence in 2002 and sentenced to a year in jail for illegally receiving welfare and MediCal aid while doing child care. A Palmdale woman convicted of welfare fraud in 2001 was sent to prison after she bought a house valued at more than $700,000, spent $44,800 on a pool, and bought an SUV for herself and a motorcycle for her boyfriend while paying only $2,500 toward her court-ordered $30,000 restitution. Alvina Rankins, 41, whose three-year prison sentence had been suspended after her fraud conviction, also tried while on probation to get free school lunches for her three children and apparently had been running a loan mortgage business without a license, prosecutors said. “Here was a woman who already obtained $30,000 in welfare aid she was not legally entitled to but continued to thumb her nose at the legal system,” Deputy District Attorney Tamia Hope said. At the conclusion of a probation violation hearing Wednesday, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Ann Jones found that Rankins had violated the terms and conditions of her probation, was not amenable to another grant of probation, and sentenced her to three years in prison.
Thierry Henry held his first press conference as a manager on Wednesday LATEST Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT From there he went on to play for Juventus, before becoming a legend at Arsenal.The 41-year-old has since moved into the world of coaching, where he has worked as an assistant to Roberto Martinez at Belgium.“This club will always have a big place in my heart, that goes without saying,” said Henry.“So to be able to come here and start again, it is a dream come true. I won’t lie.“There is a lot of work to do, as you can imagine – but I am more than happy to be here.” Ian Holloway thinks Arsenal have made a mistake in hiring Mikel Arteta Arsene Wenger was Henry’s manager at Arsenal for eight years New Monaco manager Thierry Henry says he will be using Pep Guardiola as a ‘reference’ for his upcoming managerial career.The former striker began his professional career with the French club after joining them as a youngster back in 1992. REVEALED Arteta confirms Ljungberg’s role, discusses transfer plans and Mesut Ozil revealed Guardiola was Henry’s manager at Barcelona for two years Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January “Pep for me is the reference. For me, I am not saying for everyone that he is right or wrong, but that is the reference for me.“I relearned how to play the game when I went to Barcelona under him. It goes without saying that with Pep you can talk about the game.“I think he will not even go to sleep and he will still talk about the game. You will fall asleep and he is still talking.” Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won gameday cracker targets rookie error Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? BIG PRESENTS UP TOP appointed 3 What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas 3 3 REVEALED During his career, Henry worked with an array of top managers such as Arsene Wenger and Pep Guardiola.The Frenchman has confessed they both had a big impact on him and he will take inspiration from their ideas going forward.“With the managers that I had, I learned a lot from them, every single one of them,” Henry added.“Whether they challenged me or sometimes they were doing the wrong stuff, that’s where you learn the most – when things are not going well.“If I talked about Arsene, he obviously unlocked a lot of stuff in my mind that made me understand what is was to be a professional. What it was to perform.“You guys know the relationship I have with him, so it goes without saying I will always carry some of the stuff he was doing. MIKEL TALKS Latest Arsenal News Steve Round reveals how Mikel Arteta convinced him to join Arsenal staff The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019