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Premier visits Fort St. John to promote LNG

first_img“Canada needs us, but they need to say yes to Pacific NorthWest, and they need to say yes to all of the other LNG projects that may be awaiting approval from the Federal government.”Clark also made a statement about the area’s recent wildfires, thanking emergency services who helped fight fires or help with evacuated residents.“This has been a really devastating couple of days for a lot of people,” she said. “In the crowd today I bet you most of them have been, in one way or another, supporting people who have been displaced or evacuated.”She said the early start to the fire season is alarming, and in light of that, the approval of LNG projects could help fight climate change.Advertisement Donna said the federal government needs to realize that the oil and gas industry is ‘the backbone of our country.’“B.C., Alberta and Saskatchewan are the main provinces (for it) and Trudeau needs to realize that and we need to get those landlocked provinces’s oil and gas to the coast,” she said.While many cheered at her statements, Site C opponents made their presence known at the pro-LNG rally.Site C protesters sent their own message to B.C. Premier Christy Clark. Photo by Montana CummingSite C protesters sent their own message to B.C. Premier Christy Clark. Photo by Montana Cumming“We’re not here in opposition of LNG, which is what we’re getting here. We’re here in opposition of Site C only,” said Shelly Ouellette.Advertisement This was all preceded by crowds of LNG proponents taking up the sidewalk on 100 Street, greeted by honking trucks.pic.twitter.com/usThaiWPxt— Montana (@montana_rc) April 20, 2016Donna and Wade Kirkpatrick, who own Waydago Vacuum Service ltd., told Energeticcity.ca they think Premier Clark is trying her best to get the rest of the country on board with LNG projects and brought to Western Canada.“If we don’t get this pipeline to the coast, there ain’t going to be no future in this province for anybody,” Wade said. “We need this. We need jobs to feed our kids, it affects the whole economy up here.”Advertisement FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — Christy Clark, the Premier of British Columbia, made an appearance at a pro-LNG rally today, and had the crowd cheering for LNG projects by the end of her speech.In a crowded Centennial Park, she told residents that B.C. ‘was not built by people who say no.’Clark said Ottawa cares about climate change, and she wants them to ‘let us help,’ calling natural gas the cleanest fossil fuel on the planet.- Advertisement -“This is not just about the northeast. The people you see behind me, many of whom are having trouble finding work, are going to benefit from it,” she said.“The wealth that’s extracted from the ground underneath us is going to pay for health care in every province of this country. It’s going to pay for building roads and airports, it’s going to pay for building schools. We will be sharing it with Canada, but we need the chance to do that.”Clark says B.C. is one of the least connected provinces in a number of ways, but has always wanted to help.Advertisement She, along with other protesters, brought their issues with the project on signs, including food security, the environment and Indigenous rights. “It shouldn’t be built”, she added.Here is a video from the rally.  The rally starts at the 10 minute mark.last_img read more

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Giroud kickstarts Chelsea career with Southampton fightback

first_img0Shares0000Giroud celebrates scoring his first Premier League goals for Chelsea. © AFP / Glyn KIRKSOUTHAMPTON, United States, Apr 14 – Olivier Giroud hopes to have kickstarted his Chelsea career after coming off the bench to inspire an eight-minute turnaround from 2-0 down to win 3-2 at Southampton on Saturday with his first Premier League goals for the club.The French international striker has largely struggled to make an impact since his deadline day move from Arsenal in January, putting his place at the World Cup at risk. “I’ve been through some difficulties in my career, but I always try to come back stronger and it happened today,” said Giroud.“The most important thing is to never give up, believe in our quality, play our game and I am proud of what we have done today.”Defeat is another body blow to Saints’ chances of avoiding relegation as they remain rooted in the bottom three when for so long they seemed set for a first home win in the Premier League since November.Dusan Tadic and debutant Jan Bednarek put the hosts in command, but Giroud struck either side of Eden Hazard’s equaliser to cut the gap on Liverpool and Tottenham in the fight for a top-four finish and Champions League football next season to seven points.“As long as it is mathematically possible we will believe we can reach the top four,” added Giroud. “We have got five finals to play, after that we will see.”The two sides will meet again in the FA Cup semi-finals next weekend, and Southampton will do well to raise themselves for cup glory with their place in the Premier League next season looking ever more precarious.“As has been the case all year apparently we’ve got a soft underbelly,” said Saints boss Mark Hughes, whose three Premier League games in charge have now all ended in defeats. “When the momentum shifts against us we can’t get a platform and wait until the momentum swings our way again.”– Alonso escapes red –Southampton had got off to a perfect start thanks to a former Chelsea player as Ryan Bertrand burst past Cesar Azpilicueta before squaring for Tadic to apply a simple finish.Only a fine save low to his right from Thibaut Courtois denied Saints a second through James Ward-Prowse as Chelsea struggled to create anything of note before the break.“Our first half was very negative,” said Chelsea boss Antonio Conte. “We didn’t show great spirit, desire, will to fight to win this game.“But I saw a great reaction. If you don’t have something in you’re heart, it’s difficult to come back and win this game.”Chelsea’s frustration overspilled as tempers flared late in the first period when Marcos Alonso was lucky to escape unpunished for raking his studs down Shane Long’s calf.“It’s a clear red card and clear intent to hurt Shane,” raged Hughes. “It could’ve broken his leg. There were three officials within five to 10 yards so how each of them missed it is a mystery to me.”Bednarek marked his Premier League debut in style when he half-volleyed expertly across the goal and into the far corner from Ward-Prowse’s free-kick on the hour mark.Conte swiftly responded by hauling off the disappointing Alvaro Morata and Davide Zappacosta for Pedro Rodriguez and Giroud.And Giroud showed what he is capable of with a brave near post header from Alonso’s pinpoint cross to get Chelsea back in the game and spark an incredible fightback 20 minutes from time.Five minutes later Hazard levelled by smashing home Willian’s cross from close range.With Southampton reeling, Giroud then completed Chelsea’s comeback when he pounced on a loose ball inside the area to drive into the bottom corner.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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MINISTER ASKED TO REVERSE HER DECISION ON DONEGAL HOSPITALS

first_imgPat the Cope Gallagher has called on Minister of State Kathleen Lynch to reverse her decision to downgrade and close services at three Donegal Community Hospitals.His call comes following a major march at the weekend when over 2,000 people took to the streets to save Lifford Hospital, Ramelton Hospital and St Joseph’s Hospital, Stranolar.Pat the Cope who was first to break the story on the closure of the community hospitals, when uncovered the announcement buried in a Department of Health press release, has demanded that the Minister to reverse her political decision to close these vital facilities. The decision to close these hospitals “ is a Ministerial function alone, and despite the dissolution of the Dáil, the functions and authority of the Ministers still remain with the Ministers in situ, therefore Minister Lynch still retains the authority to reverse her earlier decision “ stated the Cope.Pat the Cope has assured the public that if Fianna Fail is returned to Government, that they will immediately reverse the decision made by Minister Lynch,This comes following a visit to all three hospital by Fianna Fail leader Micheal Martin T.D., who also met with the Hospital Action Committee, during that meeting Deputy Martin conveyed full support for the retention of the Hospitals.In addition both Deputy Martin and Pat the Cope assured the committee “that priority would be given to put in place the necessary funding to bring all three hospitals up to the necessary standards for long term stay patients”. Pat the Cope who also took part in this weekends march and spoke at the public meeting afterwards in Jacksons Hotel concluded by stating if these closures go ahead: “community care and hospital care for our sick, elderly and aging population right throughout Donegal will be seriously eroded and many families will have their lives very negatively impacted on by the removal of these services”MINISTER ASKED TO REVERSE HER DECISION ON DONEGAL HOSPITALS was last modified: February 16th, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalhospitalsPat The Cope Gallagherlast_img read more

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JUDGE REJECTS CLAIMS BY BUS DRIVER THAT BREAKING SPEED LIMIT SAVED CHILDREN’S LIVES

first_imgJudge Kelly rejected Mr Doherty’s claims that he was forced to speed to protect his young passengers.A Donegal bus driver, who claimed his speeding actions saved the lives of children, was fined €100 after he was found guilty. Denis Doherty, from 8 Gaddyduff, Clonmany, was charged with speeding at Tullyarvan, Buncrana on March 27, last year, when he appeared before Buncrana District Court in April. The Court heard that Garda Colm Mooney was operating a speed checkpoint that morning when he detected a bus, with 46 school children on board, travelling at 69kph in the 50km zone at 9.05am.59-year-old Mr. Doherty denied the offence saying he forced into breaking the speed limit to ensure that children, either in his bus or in the cars behind him were not injured.He told the court last month that he overtook a slow moving tractor that morning but when he did a number of other cars behind him followed suit. He said had he not sped up there would not have been enough space for the rest of the cars to get in behind him.The experienced Clonmany bus driver claimed there ‘could have been a pile up’ if hadn’t taken the action he did.Defence solicitor Ray Lannon said his client took ‘fair, reasonable and necessary action’ to prevent a ‘clear threat of tragedy’.However after taking time to review the case and study case law which was handed in by Mr. Lannon, Judge Paul Kelly found that Mr. Doherty ‘had a case to meet’.Speaking in Buncrana Court, Judge Kelly he could not conceed that Mr. Dohery had no other choice but to break the speed limit on the day.He said, as Inspector Michael Harrison pointed on in court last month, there were several actions Mr. Doherty could have take to avoid an accident that didn’t involve breaking the speed limit.“For this defence to success there much be nothing else that could have been done to avoid a accident but increase your speed, but as Insp. Harrison pointed out on the last occasion Mr. Doherty could have maintained his 50km per hour speed and let the cars behind deal with their own situation.“Or he could have pulled into the Side to let them pass or the van coming in the opposite direction could have taken evasive action… Therefore I am not convinced that Mr. Doherty had no other choice on the day,” added Judge Kelly.He praised Mr. Lannon for his ‘eloquent and strenuous’ defence of the case, but he said he was rejecting the defence application.“There was a number of things that could have happened that day and I believe Mr. Doherty misjudged his actions.”Judge Kelly fined the Clonmany man €100 for speeding.JUDGE REJECTS CLAIMS BY BUS DRIVER THAT BREAKING SPEED LIMIT SAVED CHILDREN’S LIVES was last modified: May 15th, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:bus driverCarndonaghdonegalJudge Paul Kellyspeedinglast_img read more

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GAA: NAOMH BRID GAA CLUB NEWS

first_imgThe Naomh Brid Dinner Dance will take place on Saturday 29th December in the Sandhouse Hotel. Sam Maguire will be present along with David Walsh on the night. Music on the night will be by Paul and Mary B. Tickets are priced at €25 and you are advised to get your ticket as soon as possible.Sam Maguire will be brought to the local schools, sick and elderly of the community by David Walsh on Friday December 14th. Anyone wishing to have Sam brought to an elderly or sick friend or family member please contact Mickey Quinn or Martin O Malley as soon as possible as a schedule for the day is currently being completed.  The club AGM is scheduled for Sunday 13th Jan at 3pm in the Community Centre. Nomination and motion papers will be delivered to paid up members in the next week. These must be returned to Mickey by Jan 3rd at the latest.Congratulations to Darragh Brogan who was a member of the IT Sligo Freshers team who won the All-Ireland League title last week.There will be an executive meeting in the clubhouse this Friday at 8pm. All executive members must attend.The club are hosting a christmas quiz in the Bay Bush Bar this coming Friday at 10pm. The cost is €5 per person with each team consisting of 4 members. It promises to be a fun night with lots of surprises in store so you are encouraged to come out and support on the night. There was no winner of this weeks lotto. The jackpot now stands at €12,850. Next weeks draw takes place in Jamesies Bar on 10/12/12. This weeks numbers were; 3.8,17,21,24. Winners of €25 include; Naomh McGowan, Patsy Gallagher, Phonsie Gallagher and Mary Devenney.GAA: NAOMH BRID GAA CLUB NEWS was last modified: December 4th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:GAA: NAOMH BRID GAA CLUB NEWSlast_img read more

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DONEGAL MUSICIAN DIED FROM FALL JUST YARDS FROM HIS HOME

first_imgA well-known Donegal musician died after falling just metres from the apartment where he lived.Frank Orrell died just yards from his home.Frank Orrell (67) was found unconscious at the bottom of steps to his apartment at 15 Main Street in Dungloe. The last hours of Mr Orrell’s life was recalled at an inquest in Letterkenny.The coroner’s court heard that Mr Orrell was found on January 28th, 2013 at around 1am and rushed to hospital.He was pronounced dead the following day in Letterkenny General Hospital.Mr Orrell, who was from England originally but had lived in Dungloe for more than ten years, was very popular in the area and played with a number of different bands.A post mortem found he died due to a severe head injury which was consistent with being involved in a fall.Pathologist Dr Catriona Dillon said the blood alcohol level was high and may have been a contributory factor in the fall.Coroner John Cannon described the level of alcohol as “remarkable”.The court heard that Mr Orrell had been seen leaving the back door of Beedy’s Bar which led to his apartment. Witnesses said he had been socialising during the day in two pubs in the town.Brendan Bonner, a barman in Beedy’s Bar who lived in the same apartment building, said Mr Orrell came into the bar at round 1pm. He was in the company of others and left before 5pm after being served five or six pints of beer.He then went to Ownies Bar where he played pool before returning to Beedy’s Bar at around 10pm. Mr Bonner stayed in Beedy’s Bar after his shift and saw Mr Orrell playing the cowbell with the band who were performing.When he was going home to the apartment he saw Mr Orrell lying on the ground close to the steps.He said he knew it was serious and he asked the bar owner, David Mullis, to call an ambulance. They put Mr Orrell in the recovery position as they waited for an ambulance to come.Chris Boyle told the inquest he accompanied Mr Orrell to Ownies Bar where he had another two pints.Mr Mullis, said he served Mr Orrell two shots in the evening. He said Mr Orrell was “drunk but he was fine”. “He was not falling all over the place,” he said.The coroner conveyed his condolences to the family and next of kin on the sudden death of Mr Orrell.DONEGAL MUSICIAN DIED FROM FALL JUST YARDS FROM HIS HOME was last modified: September 6th, 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:apartmentdeathdungloeFrank Orrellhead injurylast_img read more

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DONEGAL TO ESCAPE THE WORST AS NEXT STORM ARRIVES

first_imgDONEGAL will escape the worst of today’s weather – as a Yellow Alert was issued for the county.However many other counties have been issued with an Orange Alert, with higher winds.Winds gusting up to 100km/hr will hit Donegal overnight tonight however. This has the potential to knock out power lines.The alerts are expected to continue for several days with a further storm on the way on Tuesday, says Met Eireann.The worst of the weather has been in the south and west of the country, however there has been damage to some coastal areas in Donegal – with a road in Malin torn away by stones brought in on the high tide.STATUS YELLOW  Wind Warning for Connacht, Cavan, Monaghan, Donegal, Carlow, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Longford, Offaly, Westmeath, Clare, Limerick and TipperarySouth to southeast winds will reach mean wind speeds of 45 to 65 km/h, with gusts of 80 to 100 km/h overnight and on Monday morning. The strongest winds will be along the coasts.Issued:Sunday 02 February 2014 10:00Valid:Monday 03 February 2014 00:01 to Monday 03 February 2014 12:00 DONEGAL TO ESCAPE THE WORST AS NEXT STORM ARRIVES was last modified: February 2nd, 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)last_img read more

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McGONAGLE DEMANDS MORE MONEY FOR HOUSING ADAPTATION GRANTS

first_imgLetterkenny Sinn Fein Councillor Gerry Mc Monagle has called on the Government to make more monies available to councils to enable them to provide Housing Adaptation Grants to those with disabilities.Gerry McMonagleCllr Mc Monagle was speaking after being approached by a number of people who were passed for a Home Adaptation Grant by council.He was later informed later by the council that they were not in a position to award the grant due to the fact they had no money. Cllr Mc Monagle sayd austerity measures from this and the previous government has hit the most vulnerable hardest.“Among the most vulnerable are people with disabilities or mobility issues. They have been cut already with transport mobility grants, carers, and disability services all being cut by this this government.“Now we face the prospect of the scheme, to provide people with special needs with adapted housing so that they can live as independently as possible, is basically being forced to close.“This is totally unacceptable. Disabled people have a right to live in their homes and the government has a duty to do all in their power to realise that right. This is not just a moral position but a practical one as those independently living people with disabilities save the state millions in care every year. “The adaptation grant provides for people to live with dignity and respect in their own home. Cuts like this are an insult to the rights of disabled people especially in the context of the states utter failure and refusal to provide appropriate social housing.”  McGONAGLE DEMANDS MORE MONEY FOR HOUSING ADAPTATION GRANTS was last modified: March 22nd, 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 GERRY MCMONAGLEdonegalhouse adaptation grantslast_img read more

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Kayak Launches Direct Hotel Booking Feature as It Preps for an IPO

first_imgRelated Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Travel search company Kayak has just announced that it will begin handling hotel reservations itself, rather than just referring customers to its partner sites when they are ready to book a room. This marks Kayak’s expansion beyond just aggregating travel information, so users can research and reserve their travel needs.Kayak is introducing the “Book Now” feature in limited beta, but the simple booking process will be available on its website and mobile apps in the coming weeks. Customers will still have the option to book their hotel rooms elsewhere. But the move will help keep users on the Kayak site, rather than driving them elsewhere to complete their purchases.The addition of direct hotel reservations will bring Kayak into competition with the likes of Orbitz and Expedia, but it comes as Kayak prepares for an initial public offering.When the company filed for its IPO last year, it reported that it had generated revenues of $128 million for the year-to-date, a 48% increase from the previous year. The site also said that it had seen an almost 40% increase in traffic.But as Kayak prepares for its IPO it needs to continue to grow that revenue and traffic and to fend off competitors in travel search. The most obvious of these is Google, which is in the process of buying the travel information provider ITA Software. In order to defend itself against this, Kayak announced last week that it had partnered with Bing in order to feature Kayak data in Bing search results. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#news#NYT#web center_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… audrey watters 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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Cavs investigating racial taunts of Spurs’ Patty Mills

first_imgPussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Mavs hire former AT&T exec after report of hostile workplace Read Next Smith-Pelly, who is black, was sitting in the penalty box when the fans repeatedly chanted “basketball” at him. MOST READcenter_img Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving San Antonio Spurs’ Patty Mills, center, from Australia, drives between Cleveland Cavaliers’ Jeff Green, left, and Kyle Korver in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)INDEPENDENCE, Ohio — The Cleveland Cavaliers are trying to identify the fan who racially taunted San Antonio guard Patty Mills.Mills is black and from Australia with an Aboriginal heritage. He was at the foul line in the fourth quarter Sunday when a male spectator can be heard on the ABC broadcast twice yelling, “Hey, Jamaica called, they want their bobsledder back!”ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City AFP official booed out of forum Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Mills posted a message on Twitter thanking a fan who tweeted a clip of the taunts. Mills wrote: “Hope your efforts will enlighten this confused, hateful fan.”The Cavaliers said Monday the team is reviewing the matter. The team’s security department might use video footage to help spot the offender.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutMills was not asked about what happened following the Spurs’ 110-94 win. It’s not yet known if Mills heard the taunts or was informed of them following the game.Last week, the Chicago Blackhawks banned four fans from attending their games after they were ejected for making racist taunts toward Washington Capitals forward Devante Smith-Pelly. View commentslast_img read more

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