December 22, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Government returns equipment confiscated from two radio stations Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts Under Chinese pressure, Nepal sanctions three journalists over Dalai Lama story The information and communication ministry yesterday allowed radio Kantipur FM to recover equipped seized on 21 October – including an encoder, a digital recorder and a satellite modem – which it needs to relay its broadcasts to 16 districts in eastern Nepal.Previously, on 14 December, the authorities returned equipment that had been confiscated from Sagarmatha FM, including a relay transmitter for re-transmitting BBC World Service programmes.__________________________________________________________30.11.05Courts urged to take firm stand in defence of press freedomReporters Without Borders today hailed a provisional ruling by Nepal’s supreme court on November 29 staying the government-ordered closure of Radio Sagarmatha (Everest), which allowed the station to resume broadcasting after being forced off the air for two days by the seizure of its equipment and arrest of five of its journalists in a police raid.The court’s judges should now demonstrate their support for press freedom by handing down definitive rulings in favour of Nepal’s radio stations, especially Sagarmatha, South Asia’s oldest community radio station, and Kantipur FM, the press freedom organisation said.“The supreme court stirred up trouble with its recent decision supporting a government ordinance cracking down hard on the press, and it is now time for the Nepalese judicial system to put itself at the forefront of the struggle to ensure respect for the constitution and civil liberties,” Reporters Without Borders added.Police and information ministry representatives seized equipment from Radio Sagarmatha on the evening of 27 November in order to prevent an exclusive interview by the Nepalese-language service of the BBC World Service with Maoist rebel leader Prachanda from being retransmitted by Radio Sagarmatha on the FM waveband.Five of the station’s technicians and reporters, Durga Karki, Rajendra Rijal, Deepak Pandey, Deepak Babu Aryal and Punya Bandari, were arrested and held for 15 hours. The only woman employee present, Durga Karki, was also arrested but was released almost immediately.Radio Sagarmatha presenter Gham Raj Luintel said the police told them not to broadcast programmes that could help to “promote terrorist activities.” Prachanda said in the interview that the Maoists would be ready to accept the principle of a monarchy if King Gyanendra held free elections for a constituent assembly.Seven other radio stations were simultaneously threatened with reprisals if they broadcast the interview, while the state-owned Radio Nepal suspending its retransmissions of the BBC World Service’s English-language programming for 12 hours. Radio Nepal and the BBC signed a retransmission contract in November 2004.The BBC did broadcast the interview, but since then access to its Nepalese-language service’s website has been blocked by the Nepalese authorities and most of the half-dozen Nepalese stations that normally retransmit BBC programmes have ceased to do so. Nepal: RSF’s recommendations to amend controversial Media Council Bill May 17, 2019 Find out more News to go further Nepalese journalists threatened, attacked and censored over Covid-19 coverage RSF_en Organisation June 8, 2020 Find out more News News May 29, 2019 Find out more NepalAsia – Pacific News NepalAsia – Pacific Follow the news on Nepal
A team of over a dozen IBM volunteers worked through the day putting a new roof on the building that houses vital disaster relief supplies and tools at the regional headquarters of the American Red Cross. These critical infrastructure repairs are a direct result of a unique community partnership as IBM and the United Way of Chittenden County team up with Merchants Bank and the State of Vermont to support the American Red Cross. The Mansfield Avenue location in Burlington supports over 1,300 volunteers statewide who help their neighbors prevent, prepare for, respond to, and recover from emergencies.With funding from the Merchants Bank Foundation, matched in part by a grant from the State of Vermont s Human Services and Educational Facilities Grant Program, a dozen or so volunteers participated in the IBM Days of Caring program promoted by the United Way of Chittenden County. This partnership represents all that makes the non-profit / for profit partnership in Vermont so unique said Pat Kaiser, volunteer chair of the chapter. He went on to say; in these challenging economic times we want to make sure our donor dollars go directly into meeting the needs of Vermonters. These grants and volunteer efforts help us drive every dollar possible into critical disaster relief.All American Red Cross disaster assistance is free, made possible by voluntary donations of time and money from the American people. You can help the victims of thousands of disasters across the country each year with a financial gift to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund. The American Red Cross honors donor intent so if you wish to designate your donation to a specific disaster, please do so at the time of your donation. Call 1-802-660-9130 to make a contribution to the Disaster Relief Fund or you can send your check to the Northern Vermont Chapter at 29 Mansfield Avenue, Burlington, VT 05401. Internet users can make a secure online contribution by visiting www.nvtredcross.org(link is external).Source: Red Cross
By Dialogo January 29, 2015 They each have a remote control system that can be used in minefields, thereby reducing injuries to Troops. They also have weapons systems that can be operated remotely, and can travel up to 100 kilometers an hour. Guatemalan Army Troops, counter-narcotics agents and prosecutors recently worked together to eradicate more than 4.64 million poppy plants that could have been used to produce more than $15 million in heroin. They each have a remote control system that can be used in minefields, thereby reducing injuries to Troops. They also have weapons systems that can be operated remotely, and can travel up to 100 kilometers an hour. Colombian National Army introduces 32 new light armored vehicles “This equipment and other capabilities that we have acquired are a sign of the modernization and transformation of our Armed Forces,” Defense Minister Juan Carlos Pinzón told reporters. The vehicles, which cost $84 million, will be housed at a new tactical unit in the municipality of Distracción in the Department of La Guajira. Each vehicle can transport 11 Soldiers, and Troops will use them to patrol the northern part of the country. The Colombian National Army recently introduced a fleet of 32 new light armored vehicles that will be used to fight narco-trafficking and other crimes and improve infrastructure, according to the Ministry of Defense. Colombian National Army introduces 32 new light armored vehicles Guatemalan Army Helps Destroy Millions of Poppy Plants Guatemalan Army Helps Destroy Millions of Poppy Plants Soldiers, prosecutors, and about 300 counter-narcotics officials carried out the mission in the villages of Vega del Suchiate and Malacatillo in the Department of San Marcos, which borders Mexico, Guatemala’s Ministry of the Interior reported on January 27. “This equipment and other capabilities that we have acquired are a sign of the modernization and transformation of our Armed Forces,” Defense Minister Juan Carlos Pinzón told reporters. The Colombian National Army recently introduced a fleet of 32 new light armored vehicles that will be used to fight narco-trafficking and other crimes and improve infrastructure, according to the Ministry of Defense. The vehicles, which cost $84 million, will be housed at a new tactical unit in the municipality of Distracción in the Department of La Guajira. Each vehicle can transport 11 Soldiers, and Troops will use them to patrol the northern part of the country. Guatemalan Army Troops, counter-narcotics agents and prosecutors recently worked together to eradicate more than 4.64 million poppy plants that could have been used to produce more than $15 million in heroin. Soldiers, prosecutors, and about 300 counter-narcotics officials carried out the mission in the villages of Vega del Suchiate and Malacatillo in the Department of San Marcos, which borders Mexico, Guatemala’s Ministry of the Interior reported on January 27.
2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr From childhood to college, Stephanie Zuleger wanted to be a medical doctor. Ironically, she always had an aversion to blood and needles, but the thought of being able to help other people motivated her.While Zuleger’s career veered in a direction drastically different from medicine, she’s still helping people by developing solutions for members and employees as chief lending officer at the $920 million Y-12 Federal Credit Union in Oak Ridge, Tenn.The most recent Women to Watch honoree said she feels most empowered when she’s trusted to make decisions or lead a new endeavor. Her boss has invested in her and she’s passed those same lessons to her own team. continue reading »
1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Derik Krauss Derik is a cofounder of BloomCU, an award-winning website design agency for credit unions. His agency’s design work has received recognition from CUNA (Diamond Award), TheFinancialBrand.com, and others. He … Web: bloomCU.com Details No, it’s not the answer to the question, “What’s my routing number?” In fact, it’s not a frequently asked question at all. It’s a question people ask silently and you’ve probably never received an inquiry about it.When it comes to financial products and services, consumers have lots of options. Personally, I use at least 12 different companies for my financial needs. Some I use for convenience, others for a great rate, and still others for specific functionality. Here they are:Evansville Teachers FCU (ETFCU)I became a member of ETFCU because their Vertical Checking account offers 3% APY on balances up to $20,000, which is one of the best savings rates I could find anywhere. Sadly, it’s been really hard to transfer money into the checking account, so I haven’t got much use out of it yet.VenmoVenmo is one of the easiest ways to transfer money to peers. I use it occasionally.PayPalPayPal is one of the easiest ways to pay for things online and I use it frequently.Wells FargoI’ve had accounts with Wells Fargo since I was 18 years old. When I left home for college, I asked my dad where I should open a bank account and he told me to go to Wells Fargo. So I did, and I’ve had accounts there ever since. Their rates are terrible, but they have pretty good digital services, especially with their recent design upgrades. Also, I appreciate that they call me if a suspicious transaction shows up on my account and I usually get good service when I call in for help.Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC)I opened a savings account with CIBC because they offer the best rate I could find for a standard savings account. Sadly, I’ve run into the same issue with CIBC as I have with ETFCU: it’s been really hard to transfer funds into the account, so I haven’t got much use out of it yet.VanguardI opened a Roth IRA with Vanguard because a college professor recommended Vanguard years ago. I actually don’t like Vanguard very much because their online money management software isn’t intuitive and it’s hard to use, but my money is already there and I haven’t wanted to deal with moving it.GeicoMy wife and I buy car insurance from Geico because “15 minutes could save you 15% or more on car insurance.” (Oh, and because they have cavemen and a talking gecko.)AlbertAlbert is an app that helps me track my income and expenses. It’s like Mint, but I find Albert more useful because it’s simpler. I don’t use this app as often as I should, but even without active use it automatically saves money for me, which is cool. It takes small amounts of money from my checking account here and there and stashes it away into an “Albert Savings” account that pays a 1% “bonus” on my balance.ChaseInitially, my wife and I used a credit card from Chase for most purchases because we got 1% cash back. Then, cards with 1.5% cash back started coming out, so we got one of those from Wells Fargo. But we still use our Chase card on Amazon because we get 5% back on all Amazon purchases.TurboTaxI hate taxes, but love TurboTax. Filling out tax forms is daunting, but TurboTax makes it easy because they baby-step me through the whole process.CoinbaseI own a modest amount of Bitcoin, which I bought through and store on Coinbase. Apple PayI love Apple Pay and use it whenever I can. There is nothing easier than using my thumbprint to pay for a Jimmy John’s sandwich. With so many options, the question is, “Why should I bank with you?” I talk with a lot of credit unions about website design and this is one of the first questions I ask. Unfortunately, many credit unions don’t have a compelling answer. Yet, the answer to this question is the most important thing to emphasize in a credit union website design.How to Develop an AnswerIn his bestseller “The Innovator’s Dilemma,” renowned Harvard professor Clayton Christensen postulates that people buy products based on the criteria of functionality, reliability, convenience, and price. (Note: He also says that buyers care most about functionality, more about reliability than convenience, and more about convenience than price.) If you look again at the products and services I’m using, you’ll see that each one satisfies at least one of Christensen’s four criteria. Examples:I’m using Coinbase for its functionality because they deal in Bitcoin, unlike most financial institutions.I’m using Wells Fargo because I’ve found them to be reliable.I’m using Venmo because it’s very convenient.I’m using ETFCU because their rate is awesome (price).DAVOS/SWITZERLAND, 23JAN13 – Clayton Christensen, Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration, USA concentrates during the televised session ‘Leading through Adversity – Improving Decision-Making’ at the Annual Meeting 2013 of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, January 23, 2013.Copyright by World Economic Forumswiss-image.ch/Photo Remy SteineggerClayton Christensen at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland in 2013When thinking about the competitive advantage of your credit union, Christensen’s theory can be a helpful model. Consider the following questions in terms of functionality, reliability, convenience, and price.What are you the best in the world at?Why should I bank with you as opposed to any other financial institution?How would I benefit from banking with you?These are tough questions, but if you can develop sound answers then you’ll have a powerful message and brand strategy. But then comes an even harder part: actually executing on that strategy. Aligning an entire organization behind a single vision might feel like passing an act of congress, but the results will be worth it. A Word of CautionSome organizations are built around a single product or service (e.g., Venmo), but credit unions are built to be full-service financial institutions, not one-hit wonders. That means success won’t come from just one compelling product—such as one great rate on one product. Rather, your entire brand and all your products and services need to revolve around your competitive advantages. Great Examples of Brand FocusA great example of brand focus is NW Preferred FCU. Their entire organization revolves around helping insurance agents grow their businesses, and that message is front-and-center on their credit union website design. They offer a functional advantage because their loan products are specific to insurance agencies.The homepage of NW Preferred’s credit union website designAnother great example is Stephen Hawking, which is why he’s on the cover of this article. ALS ravaged his body, but he focused on his strengths, and despite his physical handicap he excelled at physics and received world renown. Similarly, your credit union doesn’t have to be great at everything, just something.Get StartedSo, why should I bank with you? Answer the questions above and you’ll be on your way to a captivating brand message. And if you’re thinking about getting a new website, answer the questions in this Strategy Guide and apply what you learn to your new credit union website design.As I said above, these are tough questions to answer, but they can transform your credit union and how you communicate with consumers.
Arsenal have suffered successive defeats in the league (Picture: Getty)Unai Emery believes he needs to add physicality to his side to ensure Arsenal can compete with the top clubs in the Premier League.Arsenal have found themselves wanting under Emery this season and have a woeful away record in the Spaniard’s first season as head coach.The Gunners’ defeat at home to Crystal Palace handed Chelsea the initiative in the race for the top four and Emery hinted he did not have enough powerful players in his squad.‘In the Premier League, technical quality without physicality is not enough,’ he told Sky Sports.ADVERTISEMENT Advertisement Coral BarrySaturday 27 Apr 2019 1:54 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link561Shares Comment Arsenal’s away form has been costly (Picture: PA)‘We are here today with the opportunity to achieve our objectives in both the Premier League and the Europa League, albeit knowing that it is going to be difficult – just as it has been since the start.‘I want us to be more defensively solid, of course, and we know we need to work on certain things, but the team has made progress.‘A season can help you to improve, to understand everything better and to continue with your process, and I believe that’s where the club is now.‘We all want immediate results, but sometimes it requires patience.’More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City Emery wants more physicality in his side (Picture: Getty)‘City, Liverpool, Tottenham, Chelsea… All the top teams here are physical and technical. Arsenal need to be the same.’AdvertisementAdvertisementWhile Emery will better Arsene Wenger’s points tally (63) last season, the Gunners currently sit in fifth after finishing last year in sixth.Arsenal have no plans for a serious summer of spending and Emery has called for patience from the supporters as he builds his team.‘Overall, I think it has been positive,’ Emery said. Advertisement Unai Emery says adding physicality will allow Arsenal to compete with top sides
By Joseph SapiaMIDDLETOWN – Mayor Gerard P. Scharfenberger held court at the recent township Land Development Forum – combining thoughts on land-use planning, outlining development and answering questions.“Middletown is a large town,” Scharfenberger said. “But it’s not growing as you may think.”Scharfenberger said the population remains flat – an estimated 66,000 in 2015, according to the state Department of Labor.About 35 people attended the township Land Development Forum, held Wednesday, May 25, at the township Arts Center.“How we go forward is going to have an impact on how our town looks and feels,” said Laura Orriols, who lives in the Chapel Hill section.Steve Lunanuova, 41, who lives in the Ivy Hill section, said he attended the forum because he was “concerned about the overdevelopment’’ in the township.Both Lunanuova and John Krug, 35, also of the Ivy Hill section, expressed a concern about how development may impact overcrowding in the schools The two have young children, ranging from pre-kindergarten age to 2nd grade.The number of school children has declined, now about about 9,800 compared with about 13,000 in the 1970s, Scharfenberger said.The mayor said municipalities are not allowed to zone out property to the point it diminishes value to where nothing can be done with it. He said the township includes 5,000 to 6,000 acres of preserved land owned by the township, county or state. Sandy Hook, owned by the federal government, would be approximately another 2,000 acres.An issue that came up was development versus redevelopment. Some questioned why to allow more while buildings stand vacant.But Scharfenberger said the township cannot stop a developer from coming in with new projects. “Bad business models are not against the law,” Scharfenberger said.“This is my favorite question, ‘Why doesn’t Middletown prohibit the building of new office buildings or retail space until all existing vacant spaces are filled?’” Scharfenberger said. “If you want to build a stagecoach repair shop on Route 35, you can do that.”Also, Township Administrator Anthony Mercantante said state law does not allow Planning Boards to determine development by traffic. However, developers may have to make traffic improvements.On the table now, according to Scharfenberger are:— The former Pathmark supermarket site on Route 35 is being redeveloped with Bed, Bath and Beyond and TJ Maxx stores coming in. “Everything is going to be re-done, landscaping,” Scharfenberger said. “It’s going to be beautiful.”— The Four Ponds’ 228 townhouses are being developed on the former Avaya property on Middletown-Lincroft Road.— The Estates at Bamm Hollow, a development of 190 homes, is being developed in the Sunnyside Road area.— Middletown, as are other towns, is waiting to see how state Superior Court rules on affordable housing mandates for municipalities. The township’s position is it already has more than enough affordable housing units to meet state requirements.— Part of the problem with redeveloping Route 36 is that good part of the customer-reach radius is open water, meaning no customers living there. The township is doing a Route 36 study, using $70,000 from the federal government for post-Super Storm Sandy relief, and it should be done by the end of the year.— Memorial Sloan-Kettering Hospital is in the process of moving into the former Lucent site on Red Hill Road and operating outpatient services.— The township is working on redevelopment plans for the corner of Port Monmouth Road and Ocean Avenue and at the Belford Seaport.One of the things Schargenberger said could not be discussed was John Orrico/Village 35 LP’s Shoppes at Middletown, a proposed 340,000 square feet of commercial space at Route 35 North and Kings Highway, because it is before the township Planning Board. An application by Toll Brothers has also been made for 350 townhouses on the tract to complement the commercial proposal.Although Jersey Central Power and Light Company’s $75 million proposal to upgrade its transmission lines between Aberdeen and Red Bank was not on the agenda, Lunanuova and Krug raised concerns.“Some say it’s a (health) concern, others say it’s not,” Krug said. “We’d rather not be guinea pigs.”JCP&L proposes the new transmission line along the North Jersey Coast Line railroad right-of-way.JCP&L is to conduct information sessions: Tuesday, June 7, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., in the Student Life Center’s Navesink Rooms 1 and 2 at Brookdale Community College, Route 520, Middletown; Wednesday, June 8, 10 a.m. to noon, at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2179, Middletown; and Wednesday, June 8, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the North Centerville Fire Company No. 1, 372 Middle Road, Hazlet.“Alternative power sources can be used and they’re not,” Lunanuova said.
By Jay Cook |MIDDLETOWN – A proposal to redistrict over 500 students among nine Middletown schools was unanimously shot down by the Board of Education on Monday evening after hundreds of visibly outraged and distraught parents came out to squash the plan before it got off the ground.The plan sought to address overcrowding at three of the district’s 17 schools, which Middletown Superintendent of Schools William O. George III, Ed.D, said could lead to negative impacts on educational spaces, class scheduling and co-curricular activities. It was designed by an ad hoc committee comprised of George, board president Danielle Walsh, board vice president John Little, and school district administration and community members.But the plan was met by intense resistance, including from some members of the board.“The plan that was presented to us tonight rips apart the core of Middletown, which consists of 12 villages,” board member James Cody said after making a motion to kill the proposal mid-meeting. “If we proceed with this plan, it will start to break up our villages that make Middletown unique.”Middletown Superintendent of Schools William O. George III listened to over 50 Middletown school district parents voice their concerns about the redistricting plan. By the end of the meeting the plan was scrapped.Over 650 residents dressed in different shades and varieties of red garb packed Middletown High School North’s auditorium to see the draft presentation and put their comments on the record.George said while student enrollments are trending down, overcrowding is an issue at Nut Swamp Elementary School, Thompson Middle School and Middletown High School South.According to enrollment tallies taken over two weeks ago, Nut Swamp is 73 students over capacity; Thompson has 258 more students than it can handle; and Middletown South has 90 students too many. According to a report by T&M Associates, tasked with analyzing the redistricting, 573 students would have been shifted throughout the township to different schools to address the capacity issues.Using geocoding methods with specific student enrollment information, T&M planner Stanley Slachetka said he was looking at “changing boundary lines at specific geographic points, whether it’s a street edge or railroad right of way.”When the public session commenced, more than 50 parents and students immediately lined up to speak. Parents with students in the affected schools did not hold back when speaking their piece to board members.“I want to reiterate that my children are not ‘geodots.’ The children who are sitting in here are not ‘geodots,’ ” said Ivan Mendez, a father with three children attending Middletown Village Elementary School. “They’re not points on a map you can shift around at whim to try and meet your numbers.”Mendez, who said he worked with the New York City Department of Education, said Middletown’s redistricting lacked focus.“I have never in my career seen a decision of this magnitude made with so little community input,” he said.Former Board of Education member Vinnie Brand also questioned the necessity of the proposal.“I have to tell you, this is a bad plan,” Brand said. “I put four children through Thompson Middle School, 12 years of education, and never once did I hear a kid tell me that school was overcrowded – and two of them are chronic complainers.”Bill Tufaro, a Middletown resident of over two decades now living in the Harmony Glen development, said he spoke on behalf of 30 students who could be shifted if the plan was initiated.School board member James Cody initiated a motion to dismiss the plan.“Redistricting is a decision that should be made by the community,” he said. “If it benefits the children, it’s important to consider their well-being. We all want our children to be happy in familiar environments and perform at their best.”As the three-and-a-half-hour meeting concluded, Cody’s initial motion to scrap the current redistricting plan and look to alternative solutions to ease overcrowding issues was seconded and unanimously passed by the nine-member board. Notably, Walsh and Little, who helped construct the proposal, joined in. The decision was met with rousing cheers by elated parents.Board of Education members expressed willingness to look at trailers, pods and other temporary methods to help alleviate overcrowding in those affected schools.“We have to come up with a plan that is sustainable and that is reasonable,” said board member Leonora Caminiti. “We will do that. I promise you that.”This article was first published in the Nov. 2-9, 2017 print edition of The Two River Times.
At 5’5”, 145 pounds, Travis Wellman isn’t going to overpower a lot of teams in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League.However, Junior B players don’t need great physical size to be stars.Which is why Wellman is doing his talking with his scoring and currently leads the entire league in goals with 13 to start the 2013-14 campaign.Day by day the Nelson Leafs march toward hosting the 2014 Cyclone Taylor Cup.The Nelson Daily.com, in conjunction with Nelson Home Building Centre present the Leafs Player Profile of the Week.This week we take a look at Calgary native Travis Wellman, who came to the Green and White in an off-season trade with the Castlegar Rebels along with linemate Jamie Vlanich.The two have been nothing short of sensational as they have led Nelson to a 5-0-1 record and top spot in the Neil Murdoch Division — with Wellman topping the KIJHL scoring race with 13 goals in seven games.Wellman & Company face a big Murdoch Division test this weekend when the Leafs host Beaver Valley Nitehawks Friday at the NDCC Arena before entering into a home-and-home series with Castlegar Rebels — the final tilt going Sunday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. in the Heritage City.Nelson Home Building Centre Leafs Player Profile of the Week.Travis WellmanBorn: Calgary, Alta.Age: 19 Size: 5’5” 145 poundsPre-game meal: Some sort of pasta before every game.Favourite NHL Player: Martin St. LouisFavourite NHL Team: Calgary FlamesJunior Hockey Stats: 95 games, 16 goals, 30 assists, 46 pointsPrevious teams: Calgary Bisons Bantam AAA (2007-08); CBHA Blackhawks Minor Midget AAA (2008-09): CBHA Rangers Midget AA (2009-10); Calgary Buffaloes Midget AAA (2009-11); Lloydminster Bobcats, Calgary Canucks, Bonnyville Pontiacs (AJHL), Castlegar Rebels (KIJHL) (2012-13).The Nelson Daily.com: What brought you to Nelson?Travis Wellman: I wanted to come to Nelson because the Leeafs are hosting Cyclone (Taylor) Cup. Obviously everyone wants to win another championship . . . I was part of one last year in Castlegar. I just wanted to give myself another shot in my last year of junior.TND.com: Biggest Hockey Accomplishment?TW: Probably say when I made Junior A. I made the Lloydminster Bobcats (of the Alberta Junior Hockey League). It was a pretty good team that year and had a lot of fun playing Junior A.TND.com: What like about the Leafs?TW:I think we play a similar style to what we had last season in Castlegar. I believe we have a little more depth here. Other than that we play a similar style . . . we have a good group of guys who I think are going to go pretty far this year.TND.com: Secret for early success scoring goals?TW:I’ve scored some goals in my career. I think right now pucks are just going my way. My line mates are really setting me up . . . puck are going my way right now. . .. I like it.