BC Avalanche Update

first_imgWarmer weather and new snow have heightened the avalanche danger again, in several parts of the Northern BC back country. The town of Stewart in the Northwest is legally in accessable by road, as Highway 37-A has been closed because of the high avalanche danger in that region north of Prince Rupert. Closer to home, ten centimeters of snow this week along the the Mackenzie Junction trail has also lifted the avalanche risk to extreme.  Sledders are advised to avoid the Pine Pass area including Silver Sands, until further notice. – Advertisement -Up to date information can be found on line at www.mackenziesnowmobileclub.ca. Latest information indicates the trails around Fort St. John, Charlie Lake and Taylor are in good condition.last_img

Fort St. John Council to hold special meeting Tuesday

first_imgFort St. John City Council will hold a special council meeting Tuesday.  Council was scheduled to have a meeting on Monday June 8th, but a number of council members cannot attend.  They will be attending the Federation of Canadian Municipalities Conference in Whistler.  The special meeting will start at 1pm on Tuesday (corrected from an earlier posting)- Advertisement -Click here for the Council Agendalast_img

FIFA ‘don’t care’ about racism in football-Toure

first_imgEngland’s 6-0 victory in Sofia earlier this month was marred by racist chants and Nazi salutes from a section of Bulgarian fans.The game was halted twice during the first half, but England players opted to complete the match instead of walking off the pitch.“This is a shame, why are you playing for England?” Toure, who has been outspoken on football’s racism problem, said of the decision.“They are always talking, ‘Blah, blah, blah’, and what? Nothing changes.”Turning his real fire on football’s decision-makers, the four-time African player of the year said: “People from FIFA don’t care anyway because we’ve been talking about this, but it’s still continuing.“I don’t want to say that I’m not concerned, I’m concerned,” said the former Ivory Coast international.Raheem Sterling, the England and Manchester City forward, has been widely praised for playing a prominent role in calling out the racists at home and abroad.But Toure, his former team-mate at City, said that was “not good enough”.Toure, whose trophy haul includes three Premier League titles with City and a UEFA Champions League with Barcelona, believes it is time the players took more decisive action.“They have to be serious about it, players need to make serious moves about it otherwise they (the racists) will continue to do that,” he said.“They have to get the players out of the field.”In response, FIFA said that “the fight against racism is of utmost importance” to football’s world governing body.In the aftermath of the Bulgaria match, FIFA president Gianni Infantino said that racists must be “kicked out” of stadiums.– ‘They respect nobody’ –Toure was speaking after he played a pivotal role for Qingdao in a 2-0 win on Saturday at Shanghai Shenxin, attended by just a few hundred spectators.Victory ensured promotion to the top-tier Chinese Super League for the team that Toure joined in July, but he is unlikely to make the move up with them next year.“I think I’ll finish in December or January, then go, have another challenge,” he said, vowing to play on until he is 40.“People are thinking that I’m done, but I’m not done yet,” he said.Toure has enjoyed his spell in Chinese football and stressed that he has never experienced any form of discrimination in the country.“It’s been a nice experience because I’ve seen people with a different mentality from Europe — the way to play football, the way they feel and their behaviour on the field,” he said.“When I play in the stadiums, nobody boos me because I’m black, it’s a different culture, they respect.“In Europe, they respect nobody.”0Shares0000(Visited 42 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Yaya Toure said FIFA isn’t doing enough to stamp out racism in football © AFP/File / GENYA SAVILOVSHANGHAI, China, Oct 28 – Yaya Toure says FIFA is not doing enough to stamp out racism and that England should have walked off the pitch in the face of monkey chants during their Euro 2020 qualifier in Bulgaria.The 36-year-old former Barcelona and Manchester City midfielder made the comments to AFP after helping Qingdao Huanghai clinch promotion to the Chinese Super League at the weekend.last_img read more

Can I have all your numbers?

first_imgTodd Masonis, a co-founder of contact management service Plaxo Inc., is familiar with the hassles of keeping track of everyone. His parents have had the same house and phone number for some 30 years, and “for a long time that was how they are identified,” Masonis said. “But in the last two years, even they have had a couple of cell phones, a couple of e-mail addresses and Web pages and instant message IDs.” Still, he questions the need for “.tel” when companies like his already use “.com” to host services that help manage contacts. He worries that a “.tel” name would create yet another identifier for people to remember, without doing away with the others. The board of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers plans to review the proposal Tuesday, although it might wait until next month or later to decide. Telnic officials likened “.tel” to the creation of domain names decades ago as an easier-to-remember alternative to the series of numbers behind every Internet-connected computer. Instead of memorizing a friend’s phone numbers, they say, just remember the “.tel” address. But Telnic was vague on how all this would work, saying it is merely enabling developers to come up with innovative ways to use “.tel.” Nor did the company say in its application how much a “.tel” name would cost.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! NEW YORK – Reaching out and touching someone used to be as simple as dialing a string of numbers. But now there are home, cell and work phone numbers from which to choose, and sometimes work extensions to remember. There are also e-mail addresses – at home and at work – and instant messaging handles, perhaps separate ones for the various services, some of which now do voice and video besides text. Some people even have Web pages – through their employer or Internet service provider, or perhaps a profile or two on MySpace. To help people manage all their contact information online, the Internet’s key oversight agency is considering a “.tel” domain name. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventIf approved, the domain could be available this year. As proposed, individuals could use a “.tel” Web site to provide the latest contact information and perhaps even let friends initiate a call or send a text message directly from the site. Businesses could use a “.tel” site to determine customers’ locations and route them automatically to the correct call center. Its proponents also envision “.tel” as a place from which the various people-finding services on the Internet could pull the latest contact information as individuals move about. Now, data typically come from third-party sources such as phone listings, which may be old or incomplete, particularly if an entire household is listed under one name. And telephony applications and devices yet to be built could one day make use of such data, especially as wireless and wire-line networks converge, according to London-based Telnic Ltd., which proposed and would run the domain if it is approved. There’s nothing inherent in “.tel” that would enable these features; rather, its aim is to create a place to which people would know to go to find contact information. last_img read more

TV viewers are in for a double take when this family features on RTE

first_imgTV producers have call on a Donegal family to share their story after they welcomed a second set of twins this year on the same birthday as their four-year-old twin girls.The Doherty family from Moville will appear on the Today show with Maura Derrane and Daithí Ó Sé this Friday on their two latest additions’ one month birthday.Parents Seamus and Elizabeth Doherty’s twin babies Sienna and Travis were born this year on October 17th – the exact date that their girls Samera and Tameka were born in 2013. Samera and Tameka (17/10/2013) Sienna and Travis (17/10/2017). photo: Darren CrossanSeamus spoke with Donegal Woman today after pre-recording the Today interview with Daithi O’Se on Skype.Mum, dad, the two sets of twins and their eldest boy Torin (7) all gathered around their computer to share an insight into their home life with the rest of Ireland.The Doherty family“We told our usual story about how it was a coincidence the twins were all born on the same date and we were delighted to tell Daithi that the babies are happy and healthy a month on,” Seamus said.“They are sleeping well and wake once a night. They are feeding well and thriving.” Travis and Sienna’s older brother and sisters still dote on the newborns.“You’ll not take them away from them! There’s no jealousy yet,” Seamus said.October 2017. Tameka, Seamus, Sienna, Torin, Travis, Elizabeth and Samera Doherty. Photo: Darren CrossanMechanic Seamus and stay-at-home mum Elizabeth have been rushed off their feet keeping their busy household running as smoothly as can be.The family received a welcome gift this week from Letterkenny appliance store TDA in the form of two new Hotpoint washer and dryers.“That was a great help. Everything’s been going 24/7 at the moment,” Seamus said. Don’t forget to tune in to Today on RTE1 tomorrow (Friday) from 3.30pm to see the interview!TV viewers are in for a double take when this family features on RTE was last modified: November 16th, 2017 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)last_img read more

Tyrone GAA player attacked elderly man with his own walking stick

first_imgA GAA star attacked an elderly man with his own walking stick after a row at a chip shop.Dean McNally appeared at Letterkenny District Court today charged with a range of offences. The court heard how there had been a verbal row at a chip shop involving McNally, two of his friends and an elderly gentleman using a walking stick.The row spilt out onto the street outside the Downings Bay Hotel on the night of March 4th, 2017.Outside McNally, who plays for both Tyrone and Kildress, broke Mr Euegene Ferry’s walking stick on the ground.Mr Ferry was then pushed to the ground during the incident and hurt his hand.He then threw the other part of the walking stick at the elderly man hitting him in the back.The court was also told that both McNally and his two friends then began to verbally abuse Mr Ferry.Victim Eugene Ferry who was attacked with his own walking stick. Pic by Northwest Newspix.The victim made a complaint to bouncers who contacted Gardai about the matter.Garda Colm McConigley viewed CCTV footage of the attack and was able to identify McNally as the culprit.Solicitor for the accused, of 23 Cabhan Alvinn, Pomeroy, Dungannon, Co Tyrone, Mr Kieran O’Gorman, said his client had no previous convictions.He said his client was of good character and never meant to get involved in any row.He is charged with being intoxicated, using threatening and abusive language and also assault.He handed in a number of references to Judge Paul Kelly on behalf of McNally whom the court was told is engaged to be married.A victim impact statement on behalf of the victim was handed into court and Judge Paul Kelly handed the statement to McNally to read.Mr Ferry said he did not have any medical expenses as a result of the attack.McNally, aged 27, told the court “I apologise for what happened and I should not have been involved.”The court was initially told that €500 had been paid to Mr Ferry as compensation but Mr Ferry said that this was not the case.He added that he had been offered €100 but nothing had ever come of it.Judge Kelly adjourned the case until April 19th and ordered McNally to pay €2,000 to the victim.“I accept that he is of good character. If he pays that money on that date I will consider not jeopardising his career,” said Judge Kelly.Tyrone GAA player attacked elderly man with his own walking stick was last modified: March 12th, 2018 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:assaultattackcourtDean McNallydonegaldownings bay hotelEugene FerryGAAwalking sticklast_img read more

GAA NEWS: NAOMH ULTAN CLUB NOTES

first_imgAGM –The Naomh Ultan GAA AGM will be held this Sunday, December 2nd at 5pm upstairs in the clubhouse, everyone more than welcome.  ROYAL FLUSH & BINGO –Royal Flush Draw results for the weekend of 26/11/2012 were 12, 14, 15 & 22. There was no winner. Consolation prizes went to Aidan O’Donnell jr., Brid McCallig & Nuala O’Donnell, Kilcar. Next weeks jackpot now stands at €5800. Bingo in the GAA Clubhouse, Dunkineely on Friday night at 9pm. Prize money of €1170 paid out. Three of the panels are €100, €150 & €200. Many thanks to all who support our weekly bingo and royal flush draws. 25 CARD DRIVE – After commencing over a month ago, it was decided to change the night of the 25 card drive from Thursday to Wednesday. There will also be a table for ladies for any interested. It commences at it’s usual time of 8:30.pm.GAA NEWS: NAOMH ULTAN CLUB NOTES was last modified: November 26th, 2012 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:Naomh Ultan Club Noteslast_img read more

Superb Hazard strike sees Chelsea defeat Liverpool in Carabao Cup

first_imgAnd Sturridge was guilty of missing a golden opportunity in the first minute of the second-half after when he latched onto Andreas Christensen’s awful backpass, but Sturridge fired wide of the goal despite rounding Caballero.Mane then had a good chance to score after another Blues defensive mix up but Cabellero was equal to his effort.But Liverpool did take the lead when Sturridge brilliantly adjusted his body to bicycle kick a loose ball into the net after Keita’s fierce shot was parried.The Reds seemed on course for an eighth straight win but Maurizio Sarri’s men came again and found their equaliser when Emerson tapped in the rebound after Simon Mignolet saved Ross Barkley’s header. Liverpool to play two squads at the same time as Carabao Cup tie date is revealed Why you can’t miss Chelsea vs Man United and Liverpool vs Arsenal on talkSPORT Sturridge could have had a hat-trick if he was more clinical The tie was the first of a Liverpool/Chelsea double-header with the two teams meeting in the Premier League on Saturday at 17:30 – a game you can listen to live on talkSPORT – but the early stages were still an intriguing watch.Chelsea controlled the opening exchanges with returning midfielder Cesc Fabregas pulling the strings and it was his ball that gave Alvaro Morata a great chance to open the scoring but Simon Mignolet saved his effort well before the striker’s scuffed shot on the rebound went agonisingly wide of the goal.The home side got better towards the end of the first-half with Naby Keita and Sadio Mane forcing decent saves from Willy Caballero.Meanwhile Sturridge could have given Liverpool the lead just before the break but he failed to control Xherdan Shaqiri’s precise pass. A genius piece of play from Eden Hazard saw Chelsea knock Liverpool out of the Carabao Cup with a 2-1 victory at Anfield.The Belgian’s incredible 85th-minute run and shot proved the decisive goal after Emerson Palmieri cancelled out Daniel Sturridge’s second-half opener. It was a truly outstanding goal from the Belgian 3 predicted PLAY THE KIDS unexpected Latest Carabao Cup News The next goal was a strike that will surely be the best of the whole competition.Hazard picked up the ball on the right, rode a Mane challenge, nutmegged Alberto Moreno before home to send the travelling Chelsea fans wild and inflict a first defeat of the season on Liverpool. How Liverpool could line-up at Aston Villa with 119-year record in the offing Aston Villa see off youngest ever Liverpool side in Carabao Cup quarter-final How Liverpool and Arsenal could line up for Carabao Cup clash with huge changes Liverpool name their youngest ever team vs Aston Villa in Carabao Cup clash CLASSICS Sarri has yet to taste defeat as Blues boss CONFIRMED Debuts Mustafi shows Xhaka how to address Arsenal fans following a bad performance Oxford vs Man City live: talkSPORT commentary for cup quarter-final clash 3 Report 3 cup clash last_img read more

Spain vs England: How the Three Lions should line-up, according to stats

first_img 6 6 deals Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT England take on Spain tonight looking for a positive result and performance as they attempt to find their post-World Cup groove.A disjointed showing against Croatia resulted in a 0-0 draw as manager Gareth Southgate moved to a 4-3-3 formation. REVEALED It seems he’s set to use the same tactics again as he adds an extra body in midfield to deal with nations who are better in possession.Tottenham’s Harry Winks looks set to be given the chance to impress a year since his debut against Lithuania.He’s made nine appearances for Spurs this campaign, although made only three starts, most notably in the Champions League against Barcelona where he put in a mixed performance, ending a lot better than he had started in a two-man midfield outnumbered by their opponents.And, according to football statistics website WhoScored.com, he’s got a rating of just 6.20 out of 10 from his appearances.But who would make the England XI if it was based on the WhoScored’s Premier League ratings out of those to have made at least four appearances? Find out below gameday cracker Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Striker: Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) – 7.42 out of 10Talk of the Spurs star’s demise has been very premature and he finally looks to be getting back towards his best which saw him getting off plenty of shots in every match. He’s managed five goals in eight appearances in the Premier League this term and scored a peach against Barcelona in the Champions League too.How England’s team, according to stats, would line-up: Maddison is proving to be a star at an elite level England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Tarkowski has had another top performance Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January 6 Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Right forward: Raheem Sterling (Manchester City) – 7.81 out of 10Yes, his goalless streak on the international stage is very apparent but you can’t ignore his club form. The fact is, England aren’t set up the same way as Man City so he’s unlikely to put up the same numbers but given a different role he could excel for Gareth Southgate.Left forward: Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund) – 7.05 out of 10The assist machine made his debut against Croatia and had them worried with his dribbling. It’s his passing which does the damage though with an impressive success rate high up the pitch in his limited amount of time on the pitch. He’s only started once for Dortmund but has got one goal and six assists in 215 minutes of action. REAL DEAL Central midfield: Jonjo Shelvey (Newcastle United) – 7.03 out of 10A fine executor of passes which can switch the play but probably seen to take too many risky balls to be on the international stage. Shelvey’s put up some excellent numbers this season, though, averaging 2.6 key passes per game, and he might excel if they were going into the likes of Harry Kane.Central midfield: Will Hughes (Watford) – 7.07 out of 10Still only 23, the Hornets ace has been blighted by injury but there is no doubt on his day he’s capable of being an England international. It’s a surprise he didn’t get a call this time, especially given his creativity in the Premier League this season and his impressive defensive contribution high up the pitch.Central midfield: James Maddison (Leicester City) – 7.28 out of 10He’s taken to the Premier League with ease and is already an outstanding performer for the Foxes. He’s got three goals and two assists and has displayed versatility by playing off the left as well as through the middle. Not only is he averaging 1.9 key passes per game, he’s also getting away 2.1 shots, while also wining fouls in dangerous areas, and taking a mean set-piece. He’s only young but he does appear to have everything. Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury REVEALED Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Real Madrid ‘offer’ Isco to Chelsea in bid to ‘make room’ for Tottenham star Sancho is proving moving abroad may be a great idea for English talent 6 Wan-Bissaka in action against Wolves England manager Gareth Southgate tense Goalkeeper: Joe Hart (Burnley) – 7.03 out of 10England’s forgotten man is finally getting his rhythm at Burnley. His form is even better when you bear in mind the Clarets are set up to concede shots, and any which aren’t blocked by the stoic defence Hart will have to deal with. No goalkeeper in the Premier League has made more saves than his 35, with a couple against Cardiff City absolutely superb.Right-back: Aaron Wan-Bissaka (Crystal Palace) – 7.46 out of 10One of the gems of the campaign so far, Wan-Bissaka has got the Selhurst Park crowd firmly onside with his marauding displays from full-back. He could be better with his passing, especially considering how good English rival Kieran Trippier is, but it’s his dribbling and defensive work which put him ahead of the Tottenham star. no dice Latest Premier League News Left-back: Ben Chilwell (Leicester City) – 7.08 out of 10This one Southgate got spot on against Croatia. The Leicester star’s attacking forays have impressed in the Premier League and his ability to make key passes is a huge plus and marks him out as the top English left-back so far this season.Centre-back: Harry Maguire – 7.45 out of 10It’s no surprise to see Slabhead top of the list when it comes to centre-backs. Fine in possession and great in the air, he’s continuing his good form and may well be doing better if it was not for the declining Wes Morgan alongside him.Centre-back: James Tarkowski (Burnley) – 7.44 out of 10The Clarets star is dominant in the air and a pro at blocking goal-bound shots, giving him a high scoring in WhoScored’s metrics. He’s made 7.6 clearances so far and would do well in an England team expected to be on the back foot. 6 How England’s team could have looked against Spain, according to stats from WhoScored.com huge blow shining 6 silverware Spain vs England is live on talkSPORT tonight. You can listen to our commentary on our radioplayer here.last_img read more

Letterkenny and St Eunan’s to say a fond farewell to Joe Gallagher

first_imgOne of Letterkenny’s best known businessmen, Joe Gallagher, will be laid to rest this morning.Mr Gallagher, who operated Gallagher’s Self Service Store, on Letterkenny’s Main Street, died earlier this week.Picture caption: Joe Gallagher in deep though as he listen to Eamon O’Cuiv address at Stramore National school. Picture by Brian McDaid. Gallagher’s Self Service Store operated for nearly 50 years until its closure in 2013.Mr Gallagher, a native of Keelogs in Churchill, is a former President of the St Eunan’s GAA club.Members of the St Eunan’s club formed a guard of honour at St Eunan’s Cathedral in Letterkenny before Funeral Mass at 10am this morning.St Eunan’s members will form a guard of honour at O’Donnell Park as Mr Gallagher’s remains are taken to Templedouglas for burial. A statement from the St Eunan’s club said: “Joe was an outstanding member of our club for most of his 89 years. He was also a fixture on the Main St. for over 50 years and had many friends through his shop in the town and his affiliation with St. Eunan’s.”Letterkenny and St Eunan’s to say a fond farewell to Joe Gallagher was last modified: August 3rd, 2017 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:Joe GallagherletterkennySt Eunanslast_img read more