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Peace River Lookout Meeting Tonight

first_imgYou get another chance to weigh-in on the development of the Peace River Lookout.Last year, the Peace River Regional District commissioned Focus Corporation to conduct a feasibility study on ways to improve the lookout site. The site is located at the south end of 100th Street, just outside city limits overlooking the Peace River.In December, residents were invited to submit their ideas on the proposed project and now an open-house will be held this evening, beginning at 6.30, at the North Peace Leisure Pool. – Advertisement –last_img

Who’s saying what at the World Cup

first_img— Japan coach Akira Nishino on the Blue Samurai’s crushing last-gasp loss to Belgium after going up 2-0 in the second half.“To be fair, we were thinking it was like two years ago against Wales.”— Belgium captain Eden Hazard admits memories of his squad’s shock Euro 2016 defeat to Wales haunted him when they were down against Japan.“That was a test for the team and its character… We survived it, we have gone through and that is the most important thing.”— Belgium coach Roberto Martinez after his side produced one of the great comebacks in World Cup history.“Look, I think it’s more an attempt to undermine me than anything else… I don’t care much for criticism, or praise, because this can influence your attitude.”— Neymar after being widely criticised for writhing in agony on the turf, then getting on his feet and sprinting off soon afterwards, during Brazil’s 2-0 win against Mexico.“I think it’s a shame for football… This is a very bad example for the world and the world of football.”— Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio on a certain Brazilian player — whom he did not name — wasting time.“I think we’ve been in this position before many times over the last however many years.”— England manager Gareth Southgate on his country’s dreadful recent record in the knockout stage of major tournaments.“More alone than a lone madmen. The exit is that way.”— Argentina sports newspaper Ole leaves its readers in no doubt over their opinion of Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli following the team’s last 16 defeat to France.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Neymar was widely criticised for writhing in agony on the turf, then getting on his feet and sprinting off soon afterwards, during Brazil’s 2-0 win against Mexico © AFP / SAEED KHANMOSCOW, Russian Federation, Jul 3 – AFP Sport picks out some of the best quotes at the World Cup:“I feel it was a tragedy, but I have to accept the defeat as a fact, I feel devastated and very disappointed.”last_img read more

Lifeline for Millwall and Wigan as Rotherham hit with three-point deduction

first_img1 Rotherham boss Steve Evans Rotherham United have been deducted three points by the Football League for fielding an ineligible player – blowing the race for Championship survival wide open.The Millers were sanctioned last week after they played on-loan Derby defender Farrend Rawson in their 1-0 win over Brighton on Easter Monday.A three-man disciplinary commission has now upheld the charge and docked them three points with immediate effect.That plunges Steve Evans’ side deep into the Championship relegation mire as they are now just a point above Millwall, who occupy the final spot in the bottom three.Second-bottom Wigan are a point further back, although both the Latics and Millwall have two games left to play, while Rotherham have three fixtures remaining.A Football League statement read: “A Football Disciplinary Commission has ruled that Rotherham United are to be deducted three points, with immediate effect, for fielding an ineligible player (Farrend Rawson) in the club’s Sky Bet Championship fixture with Brighton & Hove Albion on April 6.“The Millers won the match 1-0 with Rawson playing for the full 90 minutes.“Rotherham were also fined the sum of £30,000, half of which will be suspended until the end of the 2015/16 season. The club must also pay the costs of the hearing and The Football League. The club has until May 1 to lodge an appeal.”The Millers hired top QC Jim Sturman to fight the charge and have expressed their disappointment at the Football League’s sanction, saying they will consider an appeal.“Rotherham United FC are very disappointed by the decision to deduct three points for fielding a player who was ineligible purely because of an administrative error,” a statement read.“It is our view that true sports fans want to see competitions settled on the pitch and not to have them affected by what happens in disciplinary proceedings.“We await the reasoned judgement of the Football Disciplinary Commission and once we have received it we will issue our appeal after discussion with Jim Sturman QC.“In the meantime we are confident that our team possesses the will and spirit to ensure that the points deduction is academic by securing our Championship status on the pitch.“It would not be appropriate to make any further comment on this matter until after the appeal process has been concluded.”last_img read more

GAA NEWS: KILLYBEGS SENIOR LADIES DEFEAT LOCAL RIVALS KILCAR

first_imgKillybegs GAA NotesThe senior ladies had a good win on Sunday against Kilcar at home 2-7 to 1-2. The next round will be in Kilcar date to be decided.The seniors and reserves lost to Glenfinn on Sunday. U-16 won against naomh brid on Monday evening 3-17 1-1.U12 Girls blitz in Bundoran thursay evening @ 6pm.Both Senior & Reserves were beaten by Glenfin on Sunday.Good Luck to Hugh McFadden & Eoin “Ban” Gallagher and the Donegal Senior & Minor Team in the Ulster Senior Final this weekend in Clones. There was no Killotto jackpot winner this week. This weeks numbers were 12,17,18,21. There was No match 3.Next weeks Killotto jackpot is €2,000. Match 3 in €120. The club would like to thank those who buy the killotto each week.Remember you can play the lotto online at www.locallotto.ie Saturday night sellers are Aisling Murrin, Frank Gallagher, Gavib Boyle, Ronan Dunne,Pauric Smackers, Micheal Mullen, Christoper Murrin, Bryan McCabe, Daniel O’Donnell.There was no bingo jackpot winner this week. Next weeks bingo jackpot is €2,300 on 45 numbersThe all county general knowledge quiz will take place this Friday 18th in the Tara Hotel. Teams of 4 @ €5 PP. Please support. The winning team will go on to represent the Club @ the County Final quiz. County wide bucket collection will take place this Saturday in towns throughout the county. This is a collection for the Countys Senior & Minor teams training fund.The ladies team are organising a 5k on Friday 8th August (Festival weekend) Watch this space for more info.Strictly is coming back to Killybegs on the October Bank Holiday Wend. ! Our scouts will be out and about over the next few weeks…. Put your dancing shoes on!GAA NEWS: KILLYBEGS SENIOR LADIES DEFEAT LOCAL RIVALS KILCAR was last modified: July 15th, 2014 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:GAAKillybegsNoticesSportlast_img read more

TOP OF TABLE BATTLE AS HARPS AND ATHLONE MEET FOR 100TH TIME

first_imgThe top two in the First Division go head to head at Finn Park on Friday evening, when top of the table Finn Harps host second place Athlone Town (kick-off 8pm). The match is also significant in that it will be the 100th competitive meeting between the two clubs.Harps sit just one point ahead of Athlone at the top of the First Division thanks in the main to their draw away to UCD last weekend coupled with Athlone’s first defeat of the season to Wexford Youths at the same time. Athlone are many people’s favourites for the First Division title this season. Harps boss Ollie Horgan is expecting a tight encounter on Friday night, even more so after Eddie Wallace’s side lost their unbeaten start to the season last Friday.“Athlone obviously will be a very tough game,” said Horgan. “The fact that they were turned over last Friday makes it even tougher. Eddie Wallace has put together a serious side that will be there in the top positions at the end of the season.“They have a good mixture of youth and experience with the likes of Garbhan Coughlan and Marco Chindea added to the likes of Aiden Collins and Eric Molloy,” he said of Friday’s opponents.Harps for their part are still unbeaten and conceded their first goals of the campaign in last Friday’s 2-2 draw with UCD. Despite falling behind twice in the game, goals from Wilfried Tagbo and Kevin McHugh rescued a point for Harps – the second match running that the two players have found the net for Harps. “A point was as much as we deserved on Friday night and maybe UCD might be a little disappointed not to have taken all three points on the night,” said Horgan as he looked back on the game.“It was a fairly open game and was up for grabs right until the end but UCD had more of the ball and more of the chances so we were happy to get a point out of it. We showed a bit of character in equalising twice but I was disappointed that we conceded twice at corner kicks. We ran our luck a little at times especially when we went 2-1 behind but we got away with it.”That late McHugh strike meant that Harps have stretched their unbeaten start to the season to five games and they now go into Friday’s game against Athlone having leapfrogged the midlands side into top spot. However, Horgan isn’t getting carried away just yet.“We were in this same position 12 months ago in the league and possibly even the year before also but fell away after that, so I don’t think anyone is reading too much into the first few games.”Not for the first time this season, Horgan acknowledged the support his side has received on the road and has appealed for the Donegal soccer public to come out and support his charges on Friday evening. “The big number of supporters that turned up in Belfield were a huge help, urging us on from start to finish and most notably when we were behind in the game,” he said of the blue and white army. “We need all the help we can get and the players and staff were very appreciative of the people who went to Dublin to get behind us, especially when we fell behind in the game.“Hopefully there will be a big crowd at Finn Park on Friday night to cheer us on – it’s certainly a huge help and the players deserve a big support for the huge effort they put in.”In team news, Packie Mailey and Ruairi Keating remain out while Brian McGrory and Gareth Harkin are both doubtful and will face late fitness tests.The last time the two clubs met was at the tail-end of the 2013 season at Finn Park. Athlone, crowned First Division champions the previous week, were beaten by the odd goal in five. The match also marked the end of Peter Hutton’s reign as Harps boss as he resigned as Manager after the game. There is never much between these sides when they meet and goals are usually guaranteed – only once in the last 24 games between the sides has it finished scoreless.TEAM NEWSSuspended: None.Doubtful: Gareth Harkin, Brian McGrory.Injured: Packie Mailey, Ruairi Keating.FORM GUIDE (last six league games)Finn Harps: L-D-W-W-W-D (11 pts)Athlone Town: D-D-W-W-W-L (11 pts)RECORD AGAINST ATHLONE TOWN (All competitions)Friday’s game will be the 100th meeting of the two clubs, and the 48th to be played at Finn Park.TOP OF TABLE BATTLE AS HARPS AND ATHLONE MEET FOR 100TH TIME was last modified: April 9th, 2015 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:Athlone Towndonegalfinn harpsFinn Parklast_img read more

MOVILLE GAA CLUB EXTEND CONDOLENCES TO FAMILY OF THE LATE MARK FARREN

first_imgMoville GAA NotesThe clubs committee and its members would like to offer their sincere deepest condolences to Mark Farren’s wife, family and friends at the very sad passing of Mark last week. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam. On Sunday past the club had the great honor in hosting the National League game between Donegal Senior ladies and Laios Senior ladies. It was a particular special day for our own Niamh Hegarty who led Donegal out for her first home game as Donegal captain on her home turf. The club was also were represented by Ciara Hegarty, Niamh Mc Laughlin and Blathnaid McLaughlin. All four girls contributed with excellent performances and in the end the Donegal ladies ran out comfortable winners in the end and have made a promising start to their league campaign with two wins from two and go on to play Sligo next weekend.Congratulations to the Donegal senior men who also kept up their 100% record in the league with an impressive win over Cork and now have a few weeks off before taking on Mayo on the 28th of February in Ballybofey.Many congratulations to our Ballad group who are representing the club and Donegal at the Scór Ulster semi-final in Glenullen on Saturday February 13th. The club are running a supporters bus for anyone who would like to see a great nights entertainment. If you would like to book a place on the bus please contact Brigid Harkin 087-7554034 by Wednesday Feb 10th.The club has announced the new ladies and men’s senior’s managers for the year ahead. Jimmy Hegarty has been installed as the senior ladies senior manager and Sean O’ Hare has been appointed as the men’s senior manager. The following training sessions are now up and running for various teams:The u-16 boys training takes place every Monday from 7pm.Training for u-14 Boys takes place every Friday from 4.30-5.30 new players always welcome and all players who have moved up from Under 12’s are asked to come along.Our Saturday morning underage training continues every Saturday morning and new faces are always welcome.Toddlers: 10 to 11amU6/8 boys and girls : 10 to 11:15, U10 Boys time 10 to 11:15 while the U10/12 Girls remains 11 to 12.There will also be an indoor training for u5,6,7,8,10 boys each Wednesday for month of February from 5pm to 6pm in the Greencastle Community Centre.The men’s senior training takes place every Wednesday at 7:30 and on a Saturday morning at 11:30. New players are always welcome to come along.Lotto result: Numbers for Monday 1st February: 3, 15, 17, 20No jackpot winner€50 winner Aishling Harkin, CarnagarveNext week’s Jackpot is €5,200Many thanks for your continued support and contributions.Membership:Membership for the year is overdue and membership fees are as follows; €5 for U-18, €10 student, €20 single member, €30 family, and €100 family plus lotto. Please contact the registrar for further details.Only fully paid up members will be eligible for Donegal match tickets in the event there is a demand for tickets sourced through the club.Donegal GAA FundraiserFor those into fashion shows or wanting a night out Donegal GAA is holding a fashion show in the Mount Errigal Hotel, Letterkenny on Friday the 12th of February and all funds raised will go towards the Donegal training fund see our facebook page for further details.Anyone wanting to have notes added to the papers whether it’s upcoming fixtures, match reports or any other club related events that you want people to know about can you inform the PRO by 5pm Sunday. Details can be sent via private mail on our club Facebook page or an email to pro.moville.donegal@gaa.ieMOVILLE GAA CLUB EXTEND CONDOLENCES TO FAMILY OF THE LATE MARK FARREN was last modified: February 8th, 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:Mark FarrensoccerSportlast_img read more

Benitez says relationship with Ashley isn’t as bad as people think

first_img3 Benitez is no closer to signing any players or to signing a new deal Rafa Benitez has told talkSPORT his relationship with Newcastle owner Mike Ashley is not as bad as many people think it is.Ashley has owned the Magpies since 2007, yet he’s remained a controversial figure in the decade since. Thrice he has announced his attention to sell the Tyneside club, with Newcastle listed for sale most recently in October 2017; a proposed buy-out by Amanda Staveley is yet to be completed.Ashley has owned Newcastle since 2007Benitez has had a fractious relationship with Ashley since being appointed Newcastle manager in 2016. He has consistently asked for increased backing in the transfer market, and repeated that message in April after guiding the St James’ Park club to Premier League survival.The former Real Madrid and Liverpool boss is expected to sign a new deal with the Magpies, though he wants assurances from Ashley that the two of them are on the same page regarding the club’s future plans.Despite all these rumours of a poor relationship between himself and Ashley, Benitez joined talkSPORT to downplay the widely held view that the pair do not get along.Speaking to Guillem Balague, Benitez said: “My relationship with the owners normally isn’t as bad as people maybe think it is, because I am fighting for the best for my club. I’m not fighting for what’s best for Rafa Benitez.“Normally I never have a problem with my contract because it’s more or less; it’s just I want to improve the facilities, I want to improve the academy, I want to bring [in] better players and be more competitive like that.“The fans appreciate that; it’s been the same in Napoli, Liverpool, here, Valencia – they appreciate that.Ashley guided Newcastle to Premier League survival and ended the season with a 3-1 defeat of Chelsea“Then for professionals if they have this vision, they can go one step back and say: ‘It’s improving my team; it’s improving my club; it’s improving my business.’“I think people professionally realise, and then perceptively it depends now the social network changed everything in one minute.“Some people can criticise you today and in two days’ time they’re praising you.“If you realise now that it’s like this, then you stay calm and you make decisions in a better way.“So if you are too hurried to do something you will make more mistakes, so you have to stay calm.”You can watch the full interview with Benitez and Balague below:center_img “I’m fighting for the best for my club!” Rafa Benitez tells @GuillemBalague what’s really going on at #NUFC pic.twitter.com/Gr9APh02Tj— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) May 22, 2018https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.jslast_img read more

An open letter to Wood County Fair youth exhibitors

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Welcome to the real world. For many of you, the past Wood County Fairs have been full of long days in the barn, fun nights outside the camper, lessons learned and lessons taught. This year, however, you may find some things to be not so status quo.As you very well know, the county fair is where many people get as close to the farm as they ever will. The week always provides a great opportunity to share your family’s story and your farm’s history and leave those that may wonder how their food is grown and raised with a sense of confidence that your farm is doing things to the best of its ability in terms of ethics and sustainability.I read the recent article about activists that have petitioned to end a 50-year tradition, your annual Catch A Pig event, alleging that the act of catching a pig is animal cruelty.A post by one of the groups making this effort said “Time is of the essence if we are to stop this cruel event that desensitizes children to the suffering of animals.”As a farm kid, I saw animals suffer due to illness or other factors beyond human control. Unfortunately that is just part of the deal growing up on the farm. But make no mistake that seeing an animal suffer is never easy, let alone something you get used to seeing. Your generation learned about animal care from your parents, who learned from their parents. And although the methods and practices that are used to keep animals safe today are different than 50 years ago, the end goal has never changed.Another ideal that has improved on the farm over generations is opening up barn doors to the general public. Your grandparents certainly didn’t feel that consumers didn’t trust them to provide the best food and fiber possible, but that perception has changed with your parent’s generation and what your generation does on the farm will continue to be questioned. You will need to have the answers.How you handle what may be thrown at you this week and at the Catch A Pig event on Monday, Aug. 8 will be noticed. As you figure out how to maneuver through picket signs and off color catch phrases about your way of life, remember that what you say and do will not change the minds of those on the other side of the fence. Your actions and reactions will be noticed more by those that are on that fence about the topic at hand. Don’t mess that opportunity up.Stay positive, believe in what you do and stand your ground.As hard as the generation before you has worked to connect with consumers about the good things agriculture is all about, it will be infinitely more difficult for your generation. Those before you have insured that you have the rights, knowledge and skills to lead your industry — and traditions — forward for years to come.Best of luck at this year’s fair. May your efforts in the ring and outside of it be something we can all be proud of.last_img read more

Apple Unveils iPhone 4 for $199, Available June 24th

first_imgToday in San Francisco, Steve Jobs introduced the newest iPhone to a packed house in Moscone Center for the Worldwide Developers Conference. The device, dubbed the iPhone 4, features live video chat with a front-facing camera, a thin stainless steel design and 720p HD video capabilities. Predictably, the prices come in at $199 and $299, but storage sizes remained at 16GB and 32GB respectively. Happy Apple fans can pick up a the new device June 24th, and pre-orders start June 15th. Also among the other impressive new features announced today is a built-in gyroscope, a 5 megapixel camera with flash, a built in iMovie for iPhone video editor, and the iPhone OS4 – now rebranded as iOS4. The new OS will be available June 21st for current iPhone users and for the first time will be a free upgrade for iPod touch users. Not all models will support features like multi-tasking, however. The iPhone 3GS, as expected, has also been dropped to $99, making a very fast smartphone highly accessible at the lowered price point.Video Chat & High Resolution ScreenLeft for the end, in a classic “one more thing” moment, Steve Jobs had a live video chat with Apple designer Jonathan Ive directly from the new iPhone 4. Video chat, known as “Facetime” will only run on WiFi between two iPhone 4s in 2010 but Jobs did note that Apple intends to make Facetime a technology, and an open platform for video chat applications. Jobs also spent a significant amount of time describing the device’s new high-resolution display. In the same screen size as the iPhone 3GS, the newest phone has quadrupled the pixel density to a 960×640 display. This pixel resolution is just 22% smaller than the iPad, which means up-scaling of apps to the larger device will look a lot better.3-Axis Gyroscopic ControlsApp developers will be excited to learn of Apple’s inclusion of a built-in gyroscope, which is closely ties to the accelerometer. This functionality, which creates 6-axis motion sensing, pitch, roll and yaw control, and rotation about gravity, gives the iPhone impressive control over 3D objects. Personally I am excited to see this technology in the hands of augmented reality developers – this should give the apps a much more accurate picture of the location and positioning of the device in 3D space. chris cameron iMovie On a Phone?Additionally, Apple engineer Randy Ubillos demoed an iPhone version of Apple’s iMovie video editing software. With the combined 5 megapixel camera and 720p video recording ability, iPhone users can create videos on the phone, complete with image effects and themes. The app isn’t free, however; Apple is charging users $4.99 to edit movies and photos together on the iPhone.What’s Next?So what will this latest device do for the mobile web? Apple’s ad network, iAds, which will activate beginning in July, will likely become a large player in the mobile advertising industry because the design allows users to remain within applications while viewing ads. According to Apple, $60 million has already been committed to the platform by advertisers for the second half of the year – which they estimate to be nearly half of the market in that period.Images courtesy of Engadget.com and Apple Inc. What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Tags:#Apple#mobile#web center_img A Fresh DesignAesthetically, the device is refresh for Apple, breaking away from the rounded black plastic back for a flush glass design with metal edges – similar to the company’s unibody MacBook design. The leaked photos were pretty much right on in terms of design. The sides and back of the phone are flat and comprised of stainless steel and feature new volume buttons, antennae receivers, and a microphone on the top for noise cancellation.The stainless steel frame is not only a design choice, but Apple has built the antenna for the phone into the frame, moving it outside the previous plastic case. Some had claimed the iPhone was to blame for network woes on AT&T, and this new design is a clear effort by Apple to help with this issue. The new glass and metal design is 24% thinner than the iPhone 3GS. Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Related Posts The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

Akali Dal welcomes commutation of Rajoana’s death sentence

first_imgThe Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) has welcomed the Centre’s decision to commute the death sentence of Balwant Singh Rajoana, convicted for the assassination of the then Punjab Chief Minister Beant Singh, into life imprisonment.Former Minister and senior Akali Dal leader Daljit Singh Cheema on Wednesday said the decision would go a long way in assuaging the hurt feelings of the Sikh community. “We are grateful to the Modi government for taking so many pro-Punjab and pro-Sikh decisions aimed at ending the feeling of alienation among the Sikhs,” he said in a statement.Mr. Cheema said the SAD and the Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC) had always opposed the death penalty as a matter of principle. “We have waged a long struggle to create consensus including approaching the Union government and the President on several occasions under the leadership of former Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal. The decision of releasing eight Sikh prisoners who had completed their full term and commuting the death sentence of Rajoana into life-imprisonment is a direct fall out of the concerted efforts of the SAD and the SGPC,” he said.The Ministry of Home Affairs took an “in principle” decision on September 30 to commute the sentence as a “humanitarian gesture” ahead of the 550th birth anniversary celebrations of Sikhism founder Guru Nanak. It had also decided to release the eight prisoners convicted for life for their involvement in Sikh militancy as a “token of goodwill”. Rajoana was sentenced to death by a special court in 2007 and he refused to file a mercy petition. The SGPC filed a petition on his behalf in 2014. Beant Singh and at least 16 others were killed in an explosion outside the Civil Secretariat in Chandigarh in 1995.last_img read more