Do-or-die for Huskies in Peace River tonight

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – It’s a do-or-die road game for the Fort St. John Huskies tonight, as they head to Peace River for Game 5 of the NWJHL semi-finals.The Huskies went 0-for-2 this past weekend in Games 3 and 4 both on the road and on home ice. The Huskies looked dominant to start the first period on Friday night at the Baytex Energy Centre. Sebastian Powsey got the Pups on the board first, with a power play goal just seven minutes in, assisted by brother Jacob and Jarod Lang. The Navs answered back to tie things up at one apiece just under three minutes later, but Fort St. John wasn’t having any of it. Outshooting the Navs 12-11 in the first, Cooper Willms made it 2-1 with just 25 seconds left, assisted by Geoff Dick and Adam Bowie.In the second, the Pups continued their attack. Jacob Lang made it 3-1 on a feed from Jarod Lang and Matthew Apsassin just before the fifteen minute mark. In the third, unfortunately the Navs regained some momentum. Just 60 seconds after the second intermission, it was 3-2 Fort St. John as the Navigators took advantage of a power play of their own. Later in the third, North Peace scored two goals in 50 seconds to jump out to their first lead of the game. With goaltender Brody Greggain jumping off for the extra attacker, Gary Loewen found the back of the net to tie things up with just 30 seconds remaining, assisted by Lang and Lang, and forcing overtime. Unfortunately, it was North Peace that would break the deadlock, scoring the sudden death winner just before the eight minute mark.- Advertisement -On Saturday night, the Huskies had plenty of offence, but it was the Navigators that would make their shots count. Though outshot by Fort St. John 27-40, the Navs shut out the Pups to a convincing 4-0 win. With the wins, the Navs have a 3-1 series lead, and the Huskies face elimination in Game 5 tonight. The puck drops at the Baytex Energy Centre in Peace River on Monday night at 8:00 p.m. The game can be watched on the Huskies’ Ustream page: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/huskies-hockeylast_img read more

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2009 RocKIN the Peace Finalists Announced

first_imgAfter a record number of entries this year….the Kin Club of Fort St. John has picked the top 8 bands that will included on the 2009 RocKIN the Peace CD.  These 8 groups will also perform at the RocKIN the Peace Concert set for April 25th at the North Peace Cultural Centre in Fort St. John.Here is the listTeigan Gayse  –  Sorry Doesn’t Fix Your Mistakes – Chetwynd Cynthia Hamar  –  Fortify  –  Fort St. John- Advertisement – Heavy Things  –  Don’t Feed the Weasel  –  Tumbler Ridge Geoff Kennedy  –  Sometimes  –  Dawson Creek Tamara Lambert  –  King  –  Fort St. JohnAdvertisement Chris McIntyre  –  Here We Go Again  – Grande Prairie Painting Silence  –  Fight to Survive  –  Sexsmith Bobby Richards Inc.  –  The Thumb of Success  –  Dawson CreekCongratulations to all the bands this year… get your tickets now for the Concert.  You can get them by calling 250-785-1992 or online at www.npcc.bc.caAdvertisementlast_img read more

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Egypt jails 14 over deadly 2015 stadium stampede

first_img0Shares0000Firefighters extinguish blaze in a vehicle outside a stadium in a Cairo’s northeast district on February 8, 2015 during clashes between supporters of Zamalek football club and security forces © AFP/File / STRCAIRO, Egypt, Sep 24 – An Egyptian court jailed two people for life on Sunday and 12 to between two and 10 years over violence that led to a deadly football stadium stampede in Cairo.At least 19 people died in the disaster after police fired tear gas at fans who tried to push their way into the stadium in February 2015. The defendants faced charges including murder, thuggery and vandalism, and were accused of clashing with police, leading to the stampede.Two received life sentences, three were given 10 years, five got seven years, three were jailed for three years each and one received a two-year sentence.Two people were acquitted.All of the accused were in court for the verdict which can still be appealed.The fixture between Cairo teams Zamalek and ENPPI was one of the first premier league games open to the public since a ban on fans after more than 70 people died in stadium riots in Port Said in 2012.The government reinstated the ban after the 2015 stadium deaths in the capital.Egypt’s hard core football fans, known as Ultras, have often clashed with police, including in political unrest that toppled two presidents.The prosecution accused the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood, designated a “terrorist group” in 2013, of financing Zamalek supporters called Ultras White Knights to “spread chaos and suspend (football) activity”.The government cracked down on supporters of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, who was ousted by the army in July, 2013.Initially, the crackdown mainly targeted Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood, but later expanded to include other members of the opposition.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Snow arrives, but not enough to cause trouble

first_imgGORMAN – Winter sure took its time getting here. After weeks of sunny, dry weather that tricked flowering trees and plants into blossoming like spring, a winter storm dropped rain and dusted Southern California peaks with snow – though not enough to cause problems on either Interstate 5 or the Antelope Valley Freeway. “We had light snowflakes, hard snowflakes, and then it’s clear again,” said Michelle Malone, a staffer at the Hungry Valley State Vehicular Recreation Area south of Gorman. But a bit more rain is expected today, with the possibility of isolated thunderstorms with small hail. The snow level is expected to dip to 3,500 feet, too high to get Santa Clarita but low enough to snarl Interstate 5 north of Gorman. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant The storm is expected to give way this afternoon, with partial overcast skies for the rest of the Presidents Day weekend. Mostly clear skies are predicted for the rest of the week, warming to the 50s by Friday. This winter is much drier than the record season a year ago, when a string of slow-moving storms caused devastating floods and mudslides, and dropped enough snow to shut down Interstate 5 at the Grapevine for several days. As of 1 a.m. Saturday, downtown Los Angeles totaled about 5.14 inches of rain since July 1, compared to the 25.51 inches the same 7-month period a year ago, said Bill Forwood, a National Weather Service meteorologist based in Oxnard. Normal rainfall for the period is about 9.37 inches, he said. Between Friday and Saturday morning, the storm dropped about 0.19 inches of rain in Los Angeles, and 0.37 inches in Newhall. Rick and Kim Mora weren’t taking any chances: the Redondo Beach couple left early in the morning heading up Interstate 5 for Monterey, hoping to stay ahead of the storm. “They say that the storm was going to hit (Saturday night),” said Kim Mora, 29, during a stop at Gorman. “I checked the CalTrans Web site before we left and they say it was all clear.” Others came looking to revel in the powder. Malone said at least 40 groups have arrived at the Hungry Valley off-road park – a good start for a holiday weekend. “They like to come up and ride in the snow,” she said. “The snow makes it so the dust doesn’t pick up, and they like to play in it as well.” Navin Tailor, manager at the Econolodge in Gorman, said the 60-room motel did swift business Friday night. “Lots of people are visiting because they’re expecting snow,” she said. “It’s unfortunate it didn’t snow. It’s nice and clear – just a little chilly, that’s it. It’s just winter.” Eugene Tong, (661) 257-5253 eugene.tong@dailynews.com 160Want 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

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Overcrowding fears at Letterkenny halting site

first_imgDONEGAL COUNTY Council has been granted Circuit Court orders to remove unauthorised occupants from a Letterkenny halting some.Concerns were raised by the Chief Fire Officer about overcrowding, which prompted the action. Donegal County Council brought the matter to Letterkenny Circuit Court against Francis Crumlish, Dana Crumlish and Tom McDonagh, all of Canal Road Group Housing Scheme, Neil T Blaney Road, Letterkenny.The halting site has seven halts and eight houses, all of which have approved tenants.Gareth McGrory, BL, for Donegal County Council., said the site was ‘under strain with over occupancy’.“What has happened is a developing problem,” Mr McGrory said.“Unauthorised tenants turn up, park their caravans and occupy it. Significant fire safety concerns have been expressed.”Ms Dana Crumlish, speaking in court, said she resided at the address for eight years. Gardaí, she said, had seized her caravan and she had been placed in a house in Letterkenny. “I got my van back from the guards and released to the site,” Ms Crumlish who has two sons, aged 17 and 15, said.In October, Judge Eoin Garavan granted an order preventing the defendants from occupying the lands, but put a stay on the order to allow residents engage with DCC in an attempt to find emergency accommodation.Judge John Aylmer said he was not going to look behind the order made by Judge Garavan.“He has taken the view that an order should be granted in favour of the Council,” Judge Aylmer said.“He put a stay to allow them to engage with the Council for alternative accommodation. This is not a court of appeal. If you want to appeal, your will have to go to the High Court.”The defendants outlined a willingness to engage with the Council.Ms Crumlish said she did not want to leave the site. She claimed to have been offered accommodation for only one night and for one child, which was not suitable to her.Mr McGrory said he believed the defendants did not reside there on a permanent basis.“They come and go,” he told the Court.Judge Aylmer said Ms Crumlish would have to ‘haunt the place’ (the Council offices) looking for alternative accommodation.Overcrowding fears at Letterkenny halting site was last modified: November 25th, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare 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:Donegal County CouncilHalting SiteJudge John AylmerletterkennyLetterkenny Circuit Courtlast_img read more

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GOLF NEWS: CAPTAIN’S DRIVE-IN AT NAIRN AND PORTNOO THIS WEEKEND

first_imgCAPTAIN’S DRIVE-INThe Captain’s Sean Hanrahan and Eithne Devlin will hold their Drive In on the Saturday 5th March at 11:30am the usual large crowd is expected for the first official event of the year to mark their Captaincy Fixture cards are now available in the Pro-Shop and on the website which includes all competitions for 2016 and once again we thank our sponsors for their continued supportDaragh has the shop well stocked for the coming season so why not call in and browse all the equipment available and you never know you might get the club that will change your game forever, or just get a lesson that might work the sameCharael Catering are open Tues, Wed, Fri, Sat. and Sun. for another few weeks then full time later on from around EasterThe 18 holes are open for play on the course for visitors although competitions are 16 until the days get a bit longer and the weather improves Results Wed. 17th Feb. 1st Patrick Murray 36pts, 2nd Declan Murrin 33pts, 3rd Gary Mc Hugh 32pts, Sunday 14th Feb 1st John Malone (11) 35pts b.o.t., 2nd Finn Mc Crory (9) 35pts, 3rd Kevin Lyons (20) 35pts, Best Sat. Paul Cooney (10) 32pts Sunday 21st feb. 1st Manus Boyle Jnr (6) 35pts, 2nd Sean Mc Ginley (17) 32pts.Fixtures Sunday 28th Feb. Club CompetitionGOLF NEWS: CAPTAIN’S DRIVE-IN AT NAIRN AND PORTNOO THIS WEEKEND was last modified: February 23rd, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:golfNairn and PortnooSportlast_img read more

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Winners of popular Primary School Road Safety Art Competition revealed

first_imgThe Donegal Road Safety Working Group and Finn Harps Football Club have announced the winners of the Primary School Road Safety Art Competition.Almost 900 excellent drawings were submitted by children from Donegal’s Primary Schools, which shows how popular the competition is with Primary schools in Donegal and the category winners are –Eadaoin Finnegan, Creevy NS, Ballyshannon.Aisling McFadden, Scoil Cholmcille NS, Murroe, Dunfanaghy.Katelyn Nic a tSeachlainn, Scoil an Choimín, Clochan.Rowan Zava Mason Buchanan, St. Joseph’s NS, Rathmullan.Tommy Friel, St. Naul’s NS, Keelogs, Inver.Shea O’Leary, St. Baithin’s NS, St. Johnston. The overall winner will be unveiled at half time during the Finn Harps v Longford Town match in Finn Park on Friday 2nd March 2018. This is Finn Harps first game in the 2018 season.The winning piece will feature as an advertising hoarding promoting Road Safety in Finn Park for the 2018 season. The wonderful array of drawings received not only shows the creative ability that children in our schools have, it also underlines how our committed local teachers create an environment where children can express their talents.Road Safety Officer with Donegal County Council, Brian O’Donnell, thanked all the schools for participating in the competition.He said, “I would like to congratulate all the winners and thank all the schools for again getting behind this very important Road Safety initiative. We had almost 900 entries and everyone was highly impressed by the quality of the drawings received. The competition reinforces the message of Road Safety, encourages school children to use their imagination and illustrate road safety issues that are important to them. It was a very difficult process to choose a winner as the standard was so high from all the entries and it is great to know that these pupils, through their drawings, are contributing to raising awareness of road safety throughout the county”. Paddy Harte, Finn Harps Schools Programme Chairman stated, “Finn Harps Schools are delighted with the response to the Road Safety Art Competition, ran in conjunction with the Donegal Road Safety Working Group. It is fantastic that the teachers and children get so involved with this competition and it is our hope that each pupil who takes part will have an increased awareness of road safety as a result.”“This competition is very popular with the Primary School children and we are delighted that Finn Harps continues to help promote road safety awareness in Donegal. Finn Harps are inviting all the winners to the first home game of the season against Longford Town on Friday 2nd March, where the category winners will receive their prizes and the overall winning entry will be unveiled on the night. We would like to thank Grace Ann Mc Garvey for all her work with the Finn Harps Schools programme. As in other years the winning overall entry will be on display at Finn Park for the coming season as an advertising display.”Winners of popular Primary School Road Safety Art Competition revealed was last modified: February 20th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:Primary School Road Safety Art Competitionlast_img read more

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Seaside Bumblebee Cottage on the market for €275,000

first_imgA Bumblebee Cottage, high on a hill overlooking Blue Flag Fintra Beach and 4.5km from Killybegs, is for sale for €275,000 in Killybegs.First reported in the Irish Times, a couple from southside Dublin fell in love with the view from a thatched cottage on the Wild Atlantic Way in Donegal three years ago – so, in 2016, they bought it. Tanya McGilligan and Adriaan Waiboer completely revamped the house in sympathy with its original style, rethatching the roof and installing oil-fired central heating. They spent summers and Christmas there as well as letting it as a holiday home.Bumblebee Cottage is a wide, single-storey whitewashed cottage built in the late 19th century: it has a high-vaulted timber ceiling with exposed roof beams, a wide open-plan living room, dining room and kitchen and two bedrooms at opposite ends of the house. A small new extension is a utility/storage room. The two-bed property extends to 44sq m (475sq ft).Floors throughout most of the house are reclaimed oak. There’s a newly installed 19th-century sandstone fireplace in the living room, and timber units, a Belfast sink and teak worktops in the kitchen. The windows have deep sills typical of traditional Irish cottages.The main bedroom has a vaulted ceiling and room for a king-size bed; the second bedroom has two single beds. A modern bathroom has Victorian-style sanitary ware and a bath with a power shower overhead.Most traditional of all is the thatched roof, which the couple rethatched with grant aid from the Heritage Council: Donegal thatcher Ivor Kilpatrick applied a new 10in coat of rye straw and used willow “scollops” and ropes on the roof to protect it from high winds. The house has a septic tank and mains water supply, but no wifi. The couple have rented the cottage at prices ranging from €550 to €780 per week since they refurbished it, employing a local woman to take care of it for them; visitors have come from all over the world, with American visitors especially attracted. It’s offered for sale as a going concern, if new owners wish to keep letting it. Bumblebee Cottage is about a 3½ hour drive from Dublin.Seaside Bumblebee Cottage on the market for €275,000 was last modified: August 18th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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

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Oprah awarded honorary doctorate

first_img24 June 2011 Over 4 000 people gathered at South Africa’s University of the Free State on Friday to witness the awarding of an honorary doctorate in education to Oprah Winfrey. A palpable air of excitement punctuated the cold air in Bloemfontein as the university laid out the red carpet to honour one of the world’s supreme daughters. Despite calls for the observation of academic solemnity, nothing could stop the crowd from screaming and cheering their loudest as Miss Winfrey made her way towards the podium, accompanied by a procession of academics from the university. Dignitaries present at the ceremony included Free State Premier Ace Magashule and the mayor, while reonowned South African singer Sibongile Khumalo performed for a captivated audience. From humble beginnings in rural Mississippi to world record books as the undisputed queen of TV talk-shows, Winfrey looked proud and emotional in accepting the honour. Winfrey has honorary doctorates from Duke University and Princeton, among others. UFS says this particular degree is to recognize the immeasurable contribution she has made to the world. “Miss Winfrey had the world to choose from, but she chose our South Africa,” Vice-Chancellor Jansen said of the work Winfrey has done in the country. Winfrey attended Lincoln High School, but after her early success in the Upward Bound programme was transferred to the affluent suburban Nicolet High School, where she says her poverty was constantly rubbed in her face as she rode the bus to school with fellow African-Americans, some of whom were servants of her classmates’ families. Encouraged by her father, Winfrey made education her priority. She became an honours student, and was voted Most Popular Girl. She joined her high school speech team at East Nashville High School, placing second in the nation in dramatic interpretation. She won an oratory contest, which secured her a full scholarship to Tennessee State University, a historically black institution, where she studied communication. Her first job as a teenager was working at a local grocery store. At age 17, Winfrey won the Miss Black Tennessee beauty pageant. She also attracted the attention of the local black radio station, WVOL, which hired her to do the news part-time. She worked there during her senior year of high school, and again while in her first two years of college. Winfrey then went on to make television history with her daily talk show. Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

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Grootbos champions South Africa’s biodiversity

first_img21 January 2015Grootbos Nature Reserve, near the Garden Route has earned international recognition for championing sustainable tourism efforts.The Western Cape reserve has been nominated for the 2015 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards, handed out by the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), for its acclaimed conservation programmes. It is a finalist in the Community Award category.The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony in Madrid, Spain on 15 April during the 15th WTTC Global Summit.In addition to the nomination, the lodge earned a spot on National Geographic’s Unique Lodges of the World list. The list, which was published on 6 January, features 24 properties.“National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World is a network of world-class accommodations where sustainability is the touchstone and the guest experience is exceptionally rich and meaningful,” the company wrote. “We invite you to discover how ‘staying’ can be truly extraordinary.”“The tourism sector is a R18-billion industry that employs over 150 000 people,” said Alan Winde, the provincial MEC of economic opportunities, in congratulating Grootbos. “It’s important that we embrace practices to protect the environment so we can safeguard these resources. With such a rich cultural and natural heritage to preserve, sustainability is particularly important in this region. Their achievements are garnering attention for their own establishments as well as for the Western Cape.”The WTTC Tourism for Tomorrow Awards are aimed at recognising best practice in sustainable tourism within the industry globally, based upon the principles of environmentally friendly operations; support for the protection of cultural and natural heritage; and direct benefits to the social and economic well-being of local people in travel destinations around the world, the council explains.These annual awards are among the highest accolades in the industry and represent the gold standard in sustainable tourism.In voting for Grootbos as a finalist, the council notes that of the six floral kingdoms on Earth, South Africa’s Cape Floristic Region is perhaps the least well known. Covering just 553 000 hectares, it is also the smallest.“Small, however, does not mean insignificant. Despite accounting for just 0.5% of Africa, the region is home to nearly 20% of the continent’s flora.”The hotel and reserve overlooks Walker Bay and comprises 2 500 hectares of very high conservation value land, with 785 indigenous plant species recorded on the reserve, of which 117 are species of conservation concern and seven are endemic to Grootbos.“It’s one thing to use the money raised from its 6 000 visitors each year to protect and restore such a fragile and unique ecosystem. What sets Grootbos apart is that it goes a lot further, designing its stewardship of the land to also bring uplift to the many impoverished communities that live nearby,” says the WTTC.“Of the 180 people employed at Grootbos, 95% is from the local communities. Its Growing the Future project provides skills development in organic agriculture, sustainable animal husbandry and beekeeping. In the last year it produced three tonnes of organic fruit and vegetables, 980kg of organic honey, 26 000 free range eggs, and generated more than R500 000 from plant sales and landscaping. And following a needs analysis of 700 of the poorest households, the lodge launched a GreenBox planting system, which is now being rolled out to enable 200 households to produce their own food.”Similarly, the National Geographic Society’s National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World is a collection of boutique hotels in extraordinary places around the world with a demonstrated commitment to sustainability, authenticity and excellence. They “offer an outstanding guest experience while supporting the protection of cultural and natural heritage and embracing sustainable tourism practices”, says the society.Other African lodges on the list are Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge and Tswalu Kalahari in South Africa, and Rubondo Island Camp and Sayari Camp in Tanzania.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

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