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Dawson Creek takes home silver in GamesTown 2010

first_imgAfter the online voting stage, the ten remaining communities were judged by a GamesTown 2010 celebrity panel.In the end, Princeton took home gold, Dawson Creek was awarded silver and Kamloops got bronze. For more information, visit www.gamestown2010.ca By Energeticcity.ca staffDawson Creek has been awarded silver in the GamesTown 2010 competition.The city was beat out by Princeton B.C.; a community of less than 3,000 people.- Advertisement -As a result, Dawson Creek will receive $50,000 to put towards the upgrade of a sport or healthy living facility. The South Peace community will also get two pairs of Olympic tickets and two pairs of Paralympic tickets.GamesTown 2010 challenged communities around B.C. to submit stories reflecting healthy living and the Olympic Spirit. Between November and January 4th, almost 200,000 votes were cast by British Columbians to determine the top 10 communities.Despite dozens of submissions from residents, Fort St. John did not make it in the top ten standing.Advertisementlast_img read more

Southland could be forced to build more power lines

first_imgWASHINGTON — Federal regulators on Thursday declared two swaths of the country critical to the nation’s electricity grid, hoping to spur construction of major power lines in Southern California and the mid-Atlantic states. The Department of Energy proposed two “national interest electric transmission corridors,” the first of their kind under a 2005 law designed to relieve bottlenecks in the electricity grid, according to a notice sent to lawmakers Thursday. The proposed Southwest Area National Corridor is composed of Imperial, Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and San Diego counties in California; La Paz, Maricopa and Yuma counties in Arizona; and Clark County in Nevada. The mid-Atlantic corridor would run north from Virginia and Washington, D.C., and include most of Maryland, all of New Jersey and Delaware, and large swaths of New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. The proposed corridors were announced a day after some House Democrats criticized the 2005 law’s possible effects. The law gave the federal government greater say on where high-priority transmission lines should be built. If states and regional groups fail to build such lines, the federal government could order them built. Concerns about congestion in the electrical grid were heightened after a major blackout swept from Ohio to Canada and New York City. But local representatives fighting proposed towers in their communities were incensed by the announcement. “The federal government is continuing to try to usurp state authority and override the Constitution,” said Rep. Maurice Hinchey, D-N.Y., who is fighting a proposed transmission line through his upstate district. Authorities will hold public meetings on the corridors in San Diego, Arlington, Va., and New York City. Once the 60-day comment period ends, the law calls for state regulators to try to strike an agreement on where new lines should be built. 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

PSG cruise into League Cup quarters

first_img0Shares0000Paris Saint-Germain’s Edinson Cavani (C) celebrates a goal during their match against Strasbourg (RCSA) on December 13, 2017 at the Meinau stadium in Strasbourg, eastern France © AFP / PATRICK HERTZOGPARIS, France, Dec 14 – Paris Saint-Germain brushed off the absence of Neymar to ease into the French League Cup quarter-finals with a 4-2 victory at Strasbourg on Wednesday.The Ligue 1 leaders gained a measure of revenge for their shock 2-1 league defeat by Strasbourg less than a fortnight ago as they started their bid for a fifth straight League Cup title. PSG will take on Amiens in the last eight, after the newly-promoted top-flight club edged out second-tier Tours 2-1.“We needed to improve from the league game and the team was more focused from the start,” said PSG coach Unai Emery.“Maybe we could have scored more goals and played better after it went to 4-2, but we are still happy.”With Neymar having only just returned from a visit to his native Brazil, Emery opted to play Edinson Cavani up front on his own with Kylian Mbappe on the bench.Home hopes of a repeat performance for Strasbourg were dashed in only the 12th minute, as Yoann Salmier sliced Angel Di Maria’s cross into his own net.Argentina international Di Maria made it two midway through the first half, capitalising on a goalkeeping error by Alexandre Oukidja to slot in his fourth goal of the season.But Strasbourg pulled one back before half-time against the run of play as midfielder Jeremy Grimm, who has been with the club throughout their rise from the third tier, slotted into the corner.The hosts battled hard in the second period but their resistance was finally ended when Thomas Meunier crossed for fellow full-back Dani Alves to tap in from close range.German international Julian Draxler impressed in a three-man attacking midfield alongside Di Maria and Javier Pastore, and drilled in to end a nine-game goal drought for club and country.Jeremy Blayac came off the bench to score a late consolation for Strasbourg, but PSG had long since secured their place in the quarters.Elsewhere, a much-changed Lyon were stunned 4-1 at Montpellier despite taking a 10th-minute lead through teenager Myziane Maolida, as Souleymane Camara scored twice for the hosts.Nice goalkeeper Yoan Cardinale was the hero as Lucien Favre’s men edged past managerless Lille on penalties after Mario Balotelli had rescued the a 1-1 draw for the visitors.Monaco will be Nice’s last-eight opponents, after the principality outfit saw off Caen on Tuesday.Rennes beat Marseille in a penalty shootout after an entertaining 2-2 draw at Roazhon Park, where Kostas Mitroglou and Valere Germain scored for the visitors, but to no avail.Quarter-final draw (ties to be played January 9/10):Angers v Montpellier, Amiens v Paris Saint-Germain, Nice v Monaco, Rennes v Toulouse0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Man United XI v Leicester – Can this XI halt the Foxes’ title challenge?

first_img 9. Anthony Martial (left attack) 11 11 11 5. Marcos Rojo (left back) 39. Marcus Rashford (striker) 11 Leicester City could clinch the Premier League title with victory over Manchester United on Sunday 1 May, kick off 14:05 BST, and you can follow the action live on talkSPORT.While the Foxes have one hand on the trophy, with the Red Devils still in with a slim chance of making the top four, Louis van Gaal’s side will be no push-overs.And the Dutchman should feel optimistic over a strong end to the campaign after beating Everton to a place in the FA Cup final.So, who could United start at Old Trafford against top of the table Leicester?Take a look at talkSPORT’s predicted Manchester United XI by viewing the slideshow above. 11 35. Jesse Lingard (right attack) 11 17. Daley Blind (centre back) 11 11 11 1. David De Gea (goalkeeper) – check out the full, predicted Man United line up, in squad number order, by clicking the arrow above 27. Marouane Fellaini (attacking midfield) 11 28. Morgan Schneiderlin (holding midfield) 11 10. Wayne Rooney (attacking midfield) 12. Chris Smalling (centre back) 51. Timothy Fosu-Mensah (right back)last_img read more

Coach: Loss put Highland on winning track

first_imgJeff Smith, Highland High’s boys’ basketball coach, can pinpoint the turning point in his team’s surprise season. It was Jan. 20, he says, when the struggling Bulldogs visited league favorite Lancaster – co-champions with Highland in 2003 and 2004. Highland held possession with the score tied 45-45 in the waning seconds of regulation. Senior point guard Donovan Phillips missed a 10-foot floater as the buzzer sounded, and the Bulldogs went on to lose 60-59 in double overtime. Smith insists the loss was a moral victory of sorts for Highland (16-10 overall, 8-3 Golden), which has since won six consecutive games by an average of 14 points to move to within one game of first-place Lancaster (17-9, 9-2). Highland, which can claim a share of the league title with a victory in tonight’s rematch, will play host to Lancaster at 7:30 p.m. in a regular-season finale. Highland relies on more than Anderson. The Bulldogs have three players scoring in double figures and four averaging six or more rebounds per game. Phillips (13.3 points and a team-high five assists per game) and vocal leaders Ron Holden (12.7 points and 4.7 rebounds) and Chris Hill (5.2 points and 6.4 rebounds) have made big impacts. Holden, the only returning starter from last season’s team, insists Highland can knock off Lancaster this time around. “That loss (to Lancaster) was such a heartbreaker,” Holden said. “It was tough for all of us, but we stuck together as a team. I’m excited to play them again, and I think we can beat them this time.” To upset Lancaster, Highland must limit Arnold’s productivity – 17 points and 6.1 rebounds per game, including 29 points Jan. 20 – and Javaughn Espiritt (13 points and a team-high 7.7 rebounds). Lancaster, like Highland, has won its past six games. One of the streaks will end tonight. “It’s going to be a great game,” said Anderson, who scored 17 points with eight rebounds in the first meeting. “I expect it to go to triple overtime this time.” Kevin Connelly, (818) 713-3607 kevin.connelly@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card “The loss to Lancaster made us really hungry,” Smith said. “I don’t know if we would have responded as well if we ended up winning that game. Now we have a shot to split the title.” The Bulldogs’ success has surprised Smith, who did not expect to be in contention for the Golden title this year after Tomoreo Allen’s graduation last spring. Allen’s 29.5 point-per-game average last season was No. 1 in the Southern Section and No. 2 in the Southland. Even with Allen in the lineup, the Bulldogs finished 6-4 in league, three games behind champion Quartz Hill. “At the beginning of the year, I thought we were a .500 team,” Smith said. “I was hoping we would finish somewhere in the middle of the pack in league. When you lose a player like Tomoreo, that’s 30 points per game you have to find somewhere else, but this team has figured out how to win with a combination of players.” Critical has been the emergence of 6-foot-5, 225-pound junior Deno Anderson, who averages team highs of 15.8 points and 7.1 rebounds per game. Anderson’s absence most of December with a hip-flexor injury contributed to Highland’s slow start. The Bulldogs went 5-5 without their starting center. “If the game is on the line, I want to be the guy who takes the shot,” said Anderson, who has received letters from Stanford and Harvard but aspires to play at UCLA. “I wasn’t used very much as a sophomore, but the team looks to me to carry them a lot more this year.” last_img read more

DDTV: SANTA ARRIVES AT COONEY’S HOME AND GARDEN

first_imgA very special visitor arrived at Cooney’s Home and Garden store in Letterkenny this weekend.Huge crowds turned out at the store as Santa arrived at the biggest Christmas shop in the North-West.Simply click on the video to see Santa arriving as well as getting a look around the magical store. DDTV: SANTA ARRIVES AT COONEY’S HOME AND GARDEN was last modified: November 24th, 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:Christmas ShopCooneys Home and GardenletterkennySANTAlast_img read more

Murphy urges County Board to extend Rory Gallagher’s contract

first_imgDonegal captain Michael Murphy is urging the Donegal County Board to extend Rory Gallagher’s contract beyond 2017. Gallagher has guided Donegal to two Ulster SFC finals, but lost both to Monaghan and Tyrone respectively.They exited the All-Ireland series at the quarter-final juncture under the tutelage of Gallagher in both 2015 and 2016. There have been calls from some supporters to seek a change in management, but Murphy has insisted Gallagher is the ideal man to continue to lead them forward.Murphy points to the fact that Gallagher has worked with a number Donegal U21 teams over the last number of years and knows the players inside out.The Glenwillly clubman believes a long-term strategic plan and vision is key in order to keep Donegal at the top table.In an interview with The Irish Independent, Murphy said, “What is coming through is a number of younger players who have played at minor level and who have showed over the last couple of years that they have potential,” he said. “It’s important now that a fairly steady platform develops over the next three or four years. Rory, knowing them at U-21 level and with being involved over the last couple of years, it would be very right for him to drive that on over two, three, four years. As players we would be keen for that to happen.”“As much as anything you’ll be striving to be successful but likewise you have to be realistic and say that there are players that will maybe need time to bed in, things mightn’t just happen instantly.“We’ll be striving to make it happen but they need a steady platform and chance to continuously develop over the next two to three years. Rory, having been involved with a lot of them, I think it’s vital that his team is at the helm.”Murphy eased fears over the severity of his knee injury, as he played a crucial role for his club in their Donegal SFC win over Bundoran last Sunday. Advertisement Murphy confirmed he sustained a grade one medial ligament tear in his knee.Murphy urges County Board to extend Rory Gallagher’s contract was last modified: September 7th, 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:contractGAAHome-page SportMichael MurphynewsRory Gallagherlast_img read more

DANIEL AND MAJELLA FACED CANCER BY GOING ON HOLIDAYS

first_imgDaniel O’Donnell has revealed that himself and brave wife Majella met her cancer battle head-on by pressing ahead with holiday plans.Daniel and MajellaMajella captured the hearts of the nation when she appeared on the Late Late Show to have her hair shaved for the Irish Cancer Society.Now singer Daniel has revealed how they went about fighting the disease by living life to the full including booking a holiday. “The one thing the doctors told us was to live life as normal as possible and do all the things she felt up to.“Prior to her diagnosis we had booked a trip to Rome, Vienna & Budapest, this was to take place on the 23rd of September, 10 days after her first treatment.“Thankfully she was well enough to go and we had a great time,” he said.Daniel revealed that Majella has now managed to raise more than €575,000 after appearing alongside Late Late Show host Ryan Tubridy. And the Donegal entertainer said his wife is continuing to have more treatment.“She’s had her second round of chemotherapy although the treatment is very tough she is staying really positive and in good spirits.“I would like to thank you for your good wishes & prayers. And Majella especially asked me to say how touched she is with all of your kind thoughts.”He added that he still feels guilty about touring abroad but Majella has instead the show must go on.“From my point of view it’s been difficult touring all the time and not being able to be with her. But Majella was adamant that I would continue doing the shows.” DANIEL AND MAJELLA FACED CANCER BY GOING ON HOLIDAYS was last modified: October 10th, 2013 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:cancerdaniel o’donnellMajellalast_img read more

HANDLING OF FISHER AFFAIR NOT IN BEST INTEREST OF FIANNA FAIL – BROGAN

first_imgCouncillor Ciaran Brogan has admitted that the handling of the Victor Fisher affair has not been in the best interest of the Fianna Fail party locally.Councillor Victor FisherDefending the former Lord Mayor of Letterkenny, Cllr Brogan said the local businessman’s loyalty to Fianna Fail could never be questioned.Cllr Fisher quit the party he has served for more than 40 years after Fianna Fail failed to select his son to stand in the forthcoming local elections. Cllr Brogan admitted to Donegal Daily “It is disappointing the way it has happened and it has not been in the best interest of the Fianna Fail party.“I feel strongly about this and my position is crystal clear on it.“It could have been handled better and I will say that publicly.“Victor Fisher’s loyalty to Fianna Fail never swayed and for many people he was the public face of the party on the Main Street. “I would have worked closely with him and I genuinely feel for him.”Councillor Brogan spoke out after Fisher resigned from the party when they failed to select his son David to run in the forthcoming local elections.He claims he was shafted by the Fianna Fail party and is now considering standing as an Independent himself.The four candidates to stand for Fianna Fail in the Letterkenny/Milford electoral area are Ciaran Brogan, Liam Blaney, John Watson and James Pat McDaid. HANDLING OF FISHER AFFAIR NOT IN BEST INTEREST OF FIANNA FAIL – BROGAN was last modified: March 21st, 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:Cllr Ciaran BroganClr Victor Fisherfianna faillast_img read more

HEAT WAVE SET TO LAST MORE THAN A WEEK – FORECASTERS

first_imgThe pier at Malin Head. Picture Michael McCandless. @candless_mcA BRILLIANT blast of summer on its way to Donegal will last at least a week – and may last much longer, forecasters have said.Met Eireann’s Evelyn Cusack says a stable high pressure system bringing temperatures of 23C and perhaps even higher will be a welcome sign of summer.“At this stage it looks as though it will continue right through next weekend according to the models,” she said. Peter O’Donnell from Irish Weather Online said this week will “pleasant warm and sunny.”He added: “Local cloud near coasts may come and go, even some fog banks that may remain offshore or drift some distance inland in a few places, with east to northeast sea breezes becoming a little stronger during the period.”He is prediction inland high temperatures of 21C to 25C, with around 18C to 22C on the coasts, with overnight lows of 7C to 11C.Peter added: “By next weekend the guidance begins to diverge into two camps, one saying that conditions will remain almost unchanged with perhaps a little more cloud in the mix and temperatures a couple of degrees lower, the other theme being a return to mostly cloudy but largely dry weather with isolated outbreaks of light rain or drizzle and temperatures around 17-19 C. “As these are not very much different, the compromise forecast would be something like intervals of cloud and sun, highs 20-22 C.” HEAT WAVE SET TO LAST MORE THAN A WEEK – FORECASTERS was last modified: June 15th, 2014 by John2Share 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:donegalheat eavesunshineweatherlast_img read more