January 12

Flyers easily handle Regals 6-2

first_imgScoring for the Flyers were Robbie Sidhu, Jeremy Bent, Josh Bostock, Rick Cleaver, and Ryan Carter (2).The Flyers have three games left on their regular season schedule. They have a lengthy break as their next game is January 21 in Dawson Creek. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Saturday night’s result between the Fort St. John Flyers and High Prairie Regals came as a surprise to no one. The season has been a struggle for the Regals as they are still looking for their first win of the year after falling 6-2 to the Flyers and being outshot in the game 61-15.High Prairie did find the back of the net first in the contest on the power play but the Flyers scored three unanswered to close out the frame as they held a 23-5 edge in the shots.The second period was relatively quiet as the clubs exchanged goals but the Flyers again had a big advantage in the shot column at 20-5.- Advertisement -The Flyers pulled away in the third with two short handed goals to round out the scoring.Head coach Andrew Leriger was quick to give props to Regals goalie Sandford Lamouche as he made 56 saves in the game, and was also satisfied with his squad’s ability to play a sound game under tough circumstances.“He’s a pretty good goalie. We knew what to expect tonight. We went down there already and did the same performance where we had 58 shots on him and he was stellar. What worries me is when you play teams like High Prairie you get into bad habits not executing what we work on. The guys were pretty good about that tonight,” he said.Advertisementlast_img read more

January 10

BC Government introduces new Act to ensure the Province remains leader on clean energy vehicles

first_imgVICTORIA, B.C. – The Government of B.C. has passed a new Act that ensures that the Province remains a leader on clean energy vehicles.According to the Government, the Zero-Emission Vehicles Act means all new light-duty cars and trucks sold in the province will be clean energy vehicles by 2040, delivering on a key commitment the Government made in its CleanBC plan.The Province says British Columbians are already buying the most zero-emission vehicles per capita in Canada, with 6 percent making up new light-duty vehicle sales within the first quarter of 2019.- Advertisement -Michelle Mungall, Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, says with rebates now in place, this makes electric vehicles more affordable and the Act will ensure that B.C. remains a leader on clean energy vehicles.“With federal and provincial rebates now in place, switching to an electric vehicle is more affordable than ever. The Zero-Emission Vehicles Act will make sure British Columbia continues to be at the forefront of the clean energy revolution.”For a list of electric vehicles that are available for sale in B.C., you can visit plugin.bc.ca.Advertisement For the incentive rebate program, you can visit cevforbc.ca.last_img read more

December 27

DDTV: SNEAK PREVIEW OF THE ULTIMATE SURVIVOR OBSTACLE COURSE

first_imgClick on the video above to get a preview of the 28 ultimate survivor obstacles that will push you to your physical capacity. Are you up for the challenge?The new innovative physical challenge is based at The Old Foundry, Letterkenny.Ultimate Survivor is the first Obstacle Run with plenty of mud in the Northwest of Ireland.The course will test your Mental & Physical ability no matter what your fitness!! Be prepared for a few hours of fun while running, jumping, climbing, crawling or walking through some of the toughest terrain in the country.Ultimate Survivor will test all abilities.SIGN UP today and get your FREE T-SHIRT and SURVIVOR PACK!The Orchard Bar are providing a FREE BBQ FOR ULTIMATE SURVIVORS from 5-7PM & will have a FREE cold bottle of BEER/JUICE for you to celebrate your achievement!This will be followed by a night not to be missed with your FREE passes into the Pulse Nite Club.It’s time to gather your family, friends & Colleagues for a day of Craic.The Ultimate Survivor can be used as a personal achievement, team building exercise. BOOK NOW to secure your place on http://www.ultimate-survivor.com/ or enter through the last minute bookings & pre check in at The Old Foundry Lurgy Letterkenny on Friday evening 5-8.You can also register on the morning of the event from 9am.Like and share to be in the chance of winning two tickets for the ultimate survivor challenge.The winner will be announced on Friday morning. DDTV: SNEAK PREVIEW OF THE ULTIMATE SURVIVOR OBSTACLE COURSE was last modified: July 2nd, 2014 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:ddtv newsFeaturesSportUltimate Survivorlast_img read more

December 27

The night we tamed The Pogues – Donal Reid tells it like it was!

first_imgFormer Donegal GAA star Donal Reid will launch his autobiography ‘Confessions Of A Gaelic Footballer’ in then Abbey Hotel on Saturday, October 22nd next at 8pm.Never one to mince his words, Donal’s book is a super read, not just for football fans but for readers of life and everyday situations.All proceeds from the book will go to Pieta House. In this exclusive extract, Donal reveals how he (and several bouncers) dealt with some rowdy fans of The Pogues during a concert in the Mount Errigal Hotel in Letterkenny.________________________________________________________________My relationship never deteriorated with Brian (McEniff) after my departure from the Great Northern Hotel. The hotel manager and I also were on good terms and remain friends today. I was back playing for Red Hugh’s and spent a lot more time at home in The Cross. I trained as hard and as often as ever. I was also afforded much more time to the football because my responsibilities were somewhat diminished compared to my previous employment. The Mount Errigal Hotel was undergoing some dramatic changes while I was there; both in terms of personnel and furnishings. We reopened the ballroom rehashing it into a trendy Night Club with all modern sound and lighting equipment. We named it Scorpio. It was a huge success after some initial teething problems. It opened most nights of the week but weekends were particularly busy.England and Ireland were playing a soccer match on a particular Wednesday evening. Terry, Gabriel (Terry’s brother) and I settled down in our house in Ballyraine to watch the game. Just as the match started the house ‘phone rang. I answered. It was one of the hotel receptionists. “Donal you need to come down right away, the lounge is full of noisy people going to a gig in Scorpio.” I informed the lads and we all rushed down to the hotel. We were greeted by mayhem. Three Ulster busses were parked up in the hotel car park as groups of young people wandered round slugging beer from cans. The foyer was crammed with hippy like people who sat back on the chairs with their feet on the tables. Two bar men were trying to attend to their orders. A non-descript band called The Pogues were booked in to play that night. They were in their infancy then and practically unheard of. I rang a few bouncers for assistance and went behind the bar to help. I was immediately grabbed by my tie by one of the louts. I was well able to handle myself and managed to push him off. I tried to placate him and his friends by telling them to be patient and soon everyone would be served. They did not want regular beer though. They wanted ‘slops’. We used to have a few 10 gallon drums to the rear of the kitchen which held ‘Slops’ for a local farmer who fed the mixture to his pigs. We lined the pint glasses on the floor and filled them from stainless steel buckets with slops. Soon the situation was under control and they all disappeared into the Night Club. By the time Shane McGowan had started we had an army of bouncers on patrol. To be perfectly honest they caused little trouble and leaped about the floor like jumping hyenas.As the night came to a close and the revellers departed we started the clean-up job. Shane McGowan was sprawled in front of the bar on the floor still demanding drink. He got a quick shift. The night was over and we headed home.Two years later I was in London on a St. Patrick’s weekend with Marty Carlin for a football match. We came up the steps out of a tube station when I saw a flyer on the ground. I picked it up and looked at the writing on it. The Pogues were performing in the Hammersmith Odeon. I was shocked. They played three nights in the Odeon to full houses. Do you ever know? The night we tamed The Pogues – Donal Reid tells it like it was! was last modified: October 14th, 2016 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)last_img read more

December 26

‘Time is running out’ – talkSPORT presenter makes sensational Klopp claim

first_img BEST OF 1 REPLY Most Read In Football Jurgen Klopp is running out of time to prove he is the right man to lead Liverpool to major success.That’s the sensational claim from talkSPORT presenter Adrian Durham after defeat to Paris Saint-German on Wednesday night left the Reds’ hopes of reaching the last 16 of the Champions League hanging in the balance. PAYBACK latest Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Jurgen Klopp shows the strain during the 2-1 reverse in Paris 🗣 “I think time is running out for Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool now.”“If #LFC don’t get through this group, it’s failure, and it’s down to his decisions.”“Look at the money he’s spent!” 💰 @talkSPORTDrive says time is now running out for Klopp at Liverpool. pic.twitter.com/1nWt0jf40G— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) November 29, 2018 scrap Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 “If they don’t get through this group it is a massive failure and it is down to the decisions he has made. There is no reason why he can’t play Trent Alexander-Arnold [against PSG]. No reason at all.“That midfield he picked – he wants that to compete against Paris Saint-Germain? Come on!How Liverpool can progress from their group and qualify for the Champions League knockout stage“He spent £75million on a defender [Virgil van Dijk], look at the money he spent on a ‘keeper [Alisson Becker] as well. We expect Liverpool to keep improving.“They are second in the Premier League, so what?“They might go the entire season unbeaten but they won’t win the title because Man City may go unbeaten too and pip them to it. It means yet again Liverpool will have won nothing.” gameday cracker LATEST Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Durham criticised Klopp’s team selection for the crunch PSG tie, with Trent Alexander-Arnold and Naby Keita among the stars left out of the starting XI, and said questions must now be asked of the German’s ability to restore Liverpool to their former glories after three years without any silverware.“I think time is out running out for Jurgen Klopp,” he began.“We’re still waiting for Jurgen Klopp to win something at Liverpool. RANKED Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion ‘I’ll get him’ – Robertson further endears himself to fans with revenge vow to Mane Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions revealed Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ SORRY last_img read more

December 25

CAP REFORM: POLICY WOULD WIPE OUT DONEGAL FARMERS, SAYS MEP

first_imgIf the government’s current strategy to secure a satisfactory outcome to the reform of the CAP fails to gain the necessary support, there could be no question of developing an alternative regionalisation policy, MEP Marian Harkin says.She was speaking after she had organised meetings in Brussels for farmers from her constituency.“These meetings involved briefings with European Commission officials and Irish MEPs, in which the farmers from Galway, Roscommon, Leitrim, Sligo, Donegal and Mayo were updated on the present status of the CAP reform process and gave their views of the particular requirements of family farmers in the West and Northwest”, Marian Harkin said. “The farmers were unanimous in emphasising the vital role of Pillar II of the CAP which contains the important income-sustaining schemes for disadvantaged areas,” she said.“Particular concern was expressed to the European Commission officials and MEPs that, in the event of failure to have a new CAP in place by January 1st 2014, the temporary regulations necessary to fund both Pillars at existing levels for 2014 should be agreed”, the Ireland North & West MEP added.“Of particular concern to the farmers was the suggestion by the Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney that, if his approximation proposal proved unacceptable at European Council level, he would have to consider a regionalisation policy.”“Under no circumstances should Minister Coveney consider a regionalisation policy as its implementation would decimate family farming in the Western and North-western counties.” “As confirmed at our meeting with Commission officials, the European Commission would not be insisting on a regionalisation policy for any EU country and therefore there is absolutely no pressure on Ireland to introduce one,” Marian Harkin MEP concluded. CAP REFORM: POLICY WOULD WIPE OUT DONEGAL FARMERS, SAYS MEP was last modified: November 27th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:CAP REFORM: POLICY WOULD WIPE OUT DONEGAL FARMERSSAYS MEPlast_img read more

December 25

Dawn raids across Valley generate 16 gang arrests

first_imgNORTH HOLLYWOOD – Standing in Luis Barbosa’s makeshift bedroom in a shed behind his family’s house, anti-gang officers realized how vulnerable they’d been just moments earlier. It was 6 a.m. Thursday, and a closed-circuit television showed an image of the driveway – the route police took when they approached the house. The closet contained a gas mask and an SKS assault rifle with a makeshift laser sighting – perfect for a standoff with police. “He could’ve easily taken out five or six of us before we had a chance to react,” Lt. Kathleen Sheehan said. “We were lucky he was asleep when we got there.” Barbosa and 15 other gang members – eight adults and eight juveniles – were arrested in a dawn sweep aimed at reducing violence in the North Hollywood area. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake Eight teams of Los Angeles Police Department officers from across the San Fernando Valley targeted 42 known gang members, performing parole or probation searches or serving arrest warrants on a variety of drugs and weapons charges. The sweep targeted several local gangs but focused on the notorious Vineland Boys. “As long as the Vineland Boys are in existence, we’re going to keep hitting them,” said the LAPD’s Dan Fournier, a North Hollywood gang officer. “The arrests are going to keep happening, and we’re going to keep pressing them.” Law enforcement has focused on the Vineland Boys since Nov. 15, 2003, when two members engaged in a shootout with two Burbank police officers. Officer Matthew Pavelka was killed and his partner critically wounded. Gang member Ramon Aranda also was killed, and his alleged accomplice, David Garcia, faces capital murder charges. In June, local and federal officers arrested 43 Vineland Boys, a raid that officials said crippled the gang. But now, North Hollywood police believe its members have begun to resurface. “Over the course of the last two years, we’ve taken 265 of them to jail,” Sheehan said. “We unsettled them for a while, and definitely have some of their real strong leadership in federal prison. “But they’ve been recruiting taggers, and some of the junior members are moving up the ranks. There’s been a little jump in crime as the junior members try to prove themselves.” Police arrested six Vineland Boys, including Barbosa, on Thursday. At least two local homicides were committed with an SKS rifle, and police plan to conduct ballistics tests to see whether the weapon in Barbosa’s possession was involved, Sheehan said. Police say Barbosa, 26, is a Vineland Boys member who goes by the name “Buda,” an allegation that he denied during Thursday’s raid. But his backyard contained paving bricks that spelled “BUDA,” six Buddha statues and a wooden arch with what appeared to be a Buddhist temple. Barbosa’s bedroom held more Buddha statues and four posters from the movie “Scarface.” “Make way for the bad guy,” one of them advised. There, police found the rifle, a box of Remington ammunition, $875 in cash, a bag of marijuana and a gun magazine. “The SKS?” Barbosa said. “That’s a hunting gun.” More than a dozen gamecocks were caged in the backyard, and two dogs – a baby pit bull and a three-legged mutt – wandered around. Police notified the county’s Animal Services Department of the conditions. In addition to Barbosa’s gun, police recovered methamphetamine, marijuana and stolen merchandise in Thursday’s raids. A 9-year-old boy who’d been left alone with two gang members was turned over to the county’s Department of Children’s Services. Barbosa was arrested on suspicion of being an ex-convict with a gun; Daniel Pollack, on suspicion of receiving stolen property; Jaime Escobar, Freddy Garcia and Gerrardo Guijon, all for alleged probation violations; Manuel Gomez, on suspicion of being a felon in possession of ammunition; Tony Ross, on suspicion of robbery; and Jorge Gomez, for alleged methamphetamine possession. Police said they hoped the raids would help reduce violence during the holiday season. They initially dubbed the raid Operation Grinch, but then renamed it Operation Snow Plow. “These kinds of operations put a crimp in their criminal enterprises. And any time we take a gun off the street, another life is potentially saved,” said Capt. Bill Sweet of the North Hollywood Division. About noon Thursday, a 17-year-old member of the Vineland Boys sat on his living-room couch, hands cuffed behind his back, while police searched his bedroom. While he stared at his Christmas tree, with unopened presents beneath it, he told police he used both methamphetamine and crack. In his bedroom, police found methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia hidden inside his VCR. Police also found several bongs, including one made out of a gas mask and an empty water bottle. Dead cockroaches floated in water at the bottom of another bong. Several “Scarface” posters with tagging on the back and a pillow covered in graffiti adorned the room. “It’s like his yearbook,” Officer Mike Lopez said. “All his buddies sign it when they come over.” — Josh Kleinbaum, (818) 546-3669 josh.kleinbaum@dailynews.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

December 17

Farm bankruptcies could rise

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Declining farm income and farmland values likely will lead to an increase in the number of farmers who are delinquent on their loans and eventually a rise in farm bankruptcies, predicted a pair of Ohio State University agricultural economists.While the current farm bankruptcy rate is low, two per 10,000 farms nationally, that rate has gone up slightly in recent years and likely will continue to do so, said Ani Katchova and Robert Dinterman, both from the College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.Bankruptcy rates seem to be a lagging indicator of financial stress after debt levels rise and delinquencies on agricultural loans increase, Katchova, Ohio State’s Farm Income Enhancement Chair, pointed out.“Currently, only a limited number of farmers are experiencing financial distress, but if we see another two to three years of flat or declining income levels, it will be much harder for farmers to service debts. It puts them in a more vulnerable position,” Katchova said. “Farm bankruptcy rates will probably continue to go up in 2017 and beyond if current conditions continue.”One indicator of financial stress on farmers is the national increase in debt-to-asset ratio, which is projected to be 14% this year, a rate that has steadily risen since 2012.Also, net farm income is expected to decline this year by 8.7% to $62.3 billion, the fourth consecutive year of declines after reaching a record high in 2013, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service.Farmers financial wellbeing is also strongly tied to the value of agricultural land, Dinterman pointed out. For the past three decades, agricultural land values have been increasing, with the exception of 2009 and 2016, when there were declines, he said.“When land values rise and then suddenly fall, that seems to trigger bankruptcies across the U.S,’’ Dinterman said.Offsetting the current financial stress on farmers are low interest rates and farmers’ solid financial standing.“A lot of farmers are in strong equity positions right now,” Katchova said. “They have been in a position where they could ride it out a few years, but how many more years can they sustain with farm incomes that seem to be stabilizing into low levels?’’Farmers in financial trouble have a variety of options to pursue through bankruptcy chapters including Chapter 12, which was specifically designed for farmers and fishermen to reduce their financial burden while continuing operations.Key highlights from Dinterman and Katchova’s research include:While there is a considerable variation across the U.S., farm bankruptcy rates remain low and stable for several Midwest states.Farm bankruptcy rates (Chapter 12 filings) have remained relatively low during the last decade, compared to the rates in the 1980s.The agricultural downturn during the last three years has resulted in a small uptick in farm bankruptcy rates, much of this driven by a slow-down in farmland values.Katchova presented the farm bankruptcies research at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago Ag Conference on Nov. 29, 2016, and at the USDA’s Agricultural Outlook Forum in February.last_img read more

December 3

Maharashtra HSC results declared, girls outdo boys yet again

first_imgGirls fared better than the boys in the Class 12 exams at the Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (MSBSHSE) which was declared on Wednesday.Girl students recorded a robust pass percentage of 92.36% against boys’ 85.23%.There was a dip in the overall pass percentage as compared to last year. The cumulative pass percentage figure this year was 88. 41%, a slide in little more than one percentage point from last year’s figure of 89.50, but higher than the pass percentage figure of 86.60 recorded in 2016.This year, a total of 12.52 lakh students cleared exam successfully out of the 14.85 lakh students who appeared for the examinations held over a course of month between February 21 to March 20. 8, 34,134 male students and 6, 50, 898 female students had appeared for the exams.“This year, for the first time, we have made use of bar codes in both the question and answer sheets and provided online hall tickets in the Pune division besides scheduling a break of one day between important papers,” said Shakuntala Kale, Chairperson, MSBSHSE, expressing satisfaction at the successful conduct of the exams.The Science stream recorded a pass percentage of 95.85%. The Arts stream recorded a pass percentage of 78. 93%, a significant dip from last year’s figure of 81.91, while 89.50% of students in the Commerce stream cleared the exams, as compared to last year’s 90.57%. The pass percentage figure for vocational candidates was 88.41%. Besides, 91.78% of the students with disability successfully cleared their exams.Given below are the pass percentages for the nine divisions, along with the number of students appeared in each:Name of DivisionPass%Konkan94.85Kolhapur91Pune 89.58Aurangabad88.74Amravati88.08Nagpur87.57Latur88.31Mumbai87.44Nashik86.13Total88.41last_img read more

December 3

Two NC workers shot dead in Srinagar

first_imgUnidentified gunmen shot dead two National Conference (NC) workers and injured another in Srinagar on Friday morning, just three days ahead of the urban local bodies elections in Jammu and Kashmir.“The killings took place in the interiors of Srinagar. We are investigating the matter,” said Senior Superintendent of Police, Srinagar, Imtiyaz Ismail said.Shot from close rangeThe attackers fired upon the three NC workers — Nazir Ahmad, Mushtaq Ahmad and Shakeel Ahmad — from close range in the Karfali Mohalla.When Shakeel tried to flee, he was chased and shot at in a nearby lane.“Nazir and Mushtaq were brought dead to a nearby hospital,” said a police officer. The third victim “stable”, according to officials.Both the NC workers were close to MLA Shameema Firdous. The killings took place three days ahead of polls for the urban local bodies on October 8. Police sources said three candidates withdrew their nominations after the attack.The attack has sent the security agencies into a tizzy. Frisking has been intensified. An additional 40,000 security personnel will man the streets during the elections.The National Conference, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and CPI(M) have condemned the killing. “People who committed this dastardly act have no humanity,” said NC president and MP Srinagar Farooq Abdullah. He demanded a high- level and impartial probe into the incident. “It is an act of terrorism and a ploy to stifle our voice,” said NC vice-president Omar Abdullah.The NC said the workers killed had no involvement in the ongoing ULB polls.PDP president Mehbooba Mufti said she was pained to hear about the killing. “My heart goes out to their families and children,” she said.CPI(M) leader M.Y. Tarigami termed the incident “heinous”.last_img read more