Fire drill practice on Wednesday night

first_imgPhoto: Captain Greg Nicoll speaks to children on Wednesday, September 30th about the importance of fire safety – File Photo – Christine Rumleskie/Energeticcity.caWhen you hear sirens on Wednesday night, don’t run and hide – practice your fire drill.As part of the Fire and Burn Prevention Month, the Fort St. John Fire Department will be driving around the city with their sirens blaring.- Advertisement -When residents hear the sirens at around 6:30 p.m., they are asked to execute their Family Fire Evacuation Plan.Captain Greg Nicoll with the Fort St. John Fire Department says most families have an evacuation plan in place.[asset|aid=1966|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=6634897e3c40ee2961ff7e77fde20fe8-Captain Nicoll 1_2_Pub.mp3]He says families should execute their fire drills several times per year.Advertisement [asset|aid=1967|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=6634897e3c40ee2961ff7e77fde20fe8-Captain Nicoll 2_2_Pub.mp3]This month’s theme is, ‘Stay Fire Smart Don’t Get Burned.’ Fire Fighters will be going to schools during the month to educate students on fire safety.There will also be education information displays at the Totem Mall throughout month.last_img read more

SBVC outlasts Citrus in opener

first_imgThe two squared off again Saturday, this time in the first round of the Southern California playoffs and it was SBVC surging past the visiting Owls 69-62 at Snyder Gymnasium. It was the ninth straight win and 15th in the last 16 games for the Foothill Conference champion Wolverines. The No. 3 seeded Wolverines (21-13), who are trying for their third straight trip to the state tournament, will play host to No. 6 Saddleback (23-8) on Saturday. “We wanted to play them again,” freshman forward Johnny Barnes said. “You always want a chance to beat a team that beat you especially because all the things that happened that day. They came out and played hard. They’re a good team.” No. 14 Citrus (21-13) led 24-21 after a sluggish first half, with two factors figuring in – playoff jitters as well as seven stops of play due to shot clock trouble. The score was even at 21 until Phil Friesen completed a 3-point play to round out the scoring. Despite trailing, interim SBVC coach Gerry Wright was pleased. His team shot only 40 percent but the Owls did slightly worse at 32.3. “We didn’t knock down some of our chances on offense but we played great defense,” he said. “There were some first- half jitters with it being the playoffs. I don’t think it was because we were playing Citrus. It would have been that way no matter who we were playing.” SAN BERNARDINO – The San Bernardino Valley College men’s basketball team welcomed a chance to get even with Citrus College. When the two teams played in December, SBVC lost by 20, not surprising because the team was in turmoil with its coach fired right before the team left for the game. center_img Both teams got into a flow in the second half. The biggest lead for Citrus was six points at 35-29 but its last lead was at 40-39 on a free throw by Friesen. SBVC was up 53-50 with 5:43 left, but then went on a 10-4 run punctuated by a fast-break layup and free throw by Lance Hurdle that gave the Wolverines their biggest lead of the game at 64-54 with 2:36 to play. The Owls were within three again at 63-60 with 23.9 seconds remaining, but SBVC put the game away at the free-throw line where Barnes went 6-for-6 the rest of the way. “They mixed up their defenses well and we didn’t adjust,” Citrus coach Rick Croy said. “We didn’t do as good a job of attacking as we normally do.” Hurdle and Barnes led SBVC with 12 points each, with Barnes going a stellar 7-for-11 from the field and 7-for-9 from the stripe. He also contributed a game-high 12 rebounds, helping the Wolverines to a 41-27 edge in that department. Freshman guard Darrian McKinstry contributed nine points, six assists and two steals despite being slowed by a sore lower back stemming from a hard fall two weeks ago. Citrus, which earned a spot opposite SBVC with a play-in win over Cuesta on Wednesday, got 18 from Friesen, 16 points and six rebounds from Deanta Black and 13 points from Kevin McCaughey. 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

Hughes: Stoke didn’t deserve to beat ten-man Hull

first_imgMark Hughes has insisted his side didn’t deserve to win their game against ten-man Hull City.The Potters had a player advantage for most of the match following James Chester’s sending off in the first period, but failed to make it pay and went a goal down three minutes before the break.Ryan Shawcross equalised in the end, although in controversial circumstances, and Hughes believes his charges must improve in the future.“We didn’t deserve to win the game,” he fumed.“The overriding feeling is frustration, from our point of view, given what we produced. We need to be a lot better than we were today but credit to Hull City they stuck at it.“They had a goal to defender after we allowed them to get their noses in front and in those situations you have to use your intelligence to understand what is required. We needed to move the ten men around a lot more than we were able to do and create more chances.”last_img read more

Burnley fan BANNED after alleged racist abuse in pre-season friendly at Bradford

first_imgBurnley have handed an indefinite ban to a supporter for the alleged racist abuse aimed at a Bradford player during Saturday’s pre-season friendly at Valley Parade.A 30-year-old fan from Accrington has been barred from attending Clarets matches both home and away for comments made during the game in West Yorkshire, when a Bantams player informed match officials that he was being subjected to racial abuse.That led a fan being ejected from the ground and Burnley issued a statement on Sunday apologising to the League One club following the game and have now confirmed they have stopped a supporter from attending games.“Burnley Football Club can confirm that a supporter has been given an indefinite club ban following an incident of racial abuse,” said the statement.“A 30-year-old man from Accrington has been interviewed by Burnley FC officials regarding racial comments aimed at a Bradford City player during the Clarets’ pre-season friendly at the Northern Commercials Stadium on Saturday, July 23, 2016.“And as a result, and subject to the right to appeal, the supporter will no longer be able to attend any Burnley FC matches, including away games, with immediate effect.“A second man who voluntarily left the stadium in connection with the incident will face no action.“An investigation is still ongoing by West Yorkshire Police, but Burnley Football Club would like to thank Bradford City Football Club and West Yorkshire Police for their assistance in this matter.“In closing, the club would like to reiterate that we have a zero tolerance approach to any such behaviour and strongly condemn discrimination of any type.” Burnley played at Bradford City as part of their pre-season ahead of their Premier League return 1last_img read more

‘OUR COASTLINE IS ONE OF OUR GREATEST ASSETS’ SAYS SCOTTISH MARINE TOURISM EXPERT

first_imgScottish marine tourism expert Alan Rankin from Ciogach Consulting told attendees at today’s Marine Tourism Seminar that ‘our coastline is one of our greatest assets”.With a coastline spanning over 1,400km, we certainly have “a treasure on our doorstep”. The seminar, hosted by Donegal County Council in association with Donegal Tourism Ltd., covered everything from how to harness the power of technology to boost your offerings to how Scotland ‘awakened the giant’ and capitalised on their sprawling 8,000km of coastline.Speakers at the seminar included Dr. Peter Bolan from the University of Ulster who discussed the power of digital media for marine tourism, and Alan Rankin who presented the Scottish tourism strategy ‘Awakening the Giant’.Other speakers included Olivia Crossan from An Taisce’s Clean Coast Initiative, Joy Harron the Marine Tourism Officer with Donegal Tourism, Trevor Scanlon from Donegal County Council and Adrian Harkin from Inish Adventures.At the end of the seminar the speakers took questions and attendees were given the opportunity to discuss issues raised during the seminar in greater detail.   ‘OUR COASTLINE IS ONE OF OUR GREATEST ASSETS’ SAYS SCOTTISH MARINE TOURISM EXPERT was last modified: July 11th, 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:alan rankincoastlineWild Atlantic Waylast_img read more

GAA NEWS: LATE SCORE FROM JASON MCGEE ENSURES CLOUGHANEELY EDGE OUT KILLYBEGS

first_imgA late, late score from Donegal minor star Jason McGee ensured Cloughaneely defeated Killybegs on Sunday.Seniors/Reserves***B’iad foirne ‘na gCealla Beaga na cuairteoirí go Páirc Naomh Fionán Dé Domhnaigh seo chaite. Bhain Cloich Cheann Fhaola an dá chluiche; bhain an fhoireann tacaíochta 1-11|0-03, agus an fhoireann sinsir le pointe ámhain, 1-06|0-08.Cloughaneely had a double victory on Sunday when both seniors and reserves beat Killybegs at home. Reserves won well with a final score of 1-11|0-03.The senior game was a much closer affair, with Cloughaneely scoring the winning point in the last minute of the game; final score 1-06|0-08. It was Killybegs’, Christoper Murrin, who started proceedings off with a point from play in the 2nd minute, in what was a relatively low scoring 1st half. Cloughaneely’s response came 10 mins later with a John Fitzgerald point which he quickly followed with a goal thanks to a superb ball in by Darren Ferry which Fitzgerald neatly tucked away. Brendan McGuire was prominent and on target for the visitors and contributed two 1st half points, in the 19th and 24th minute; with Killybegs’ 4th and final 1st half point coming again from Murrin in the 27 min. Cloughaneely failed to register another score until the 30th min, when a Eugene McGuire point closed the 1st half.Half Time Score: CCF: 1-02 Killybegs 0-04Killybegs again provided the opening to the 2nd half with a point from John Gallagher straight from throw-in. County player Hugh McFadden also got his name on the score sheet with a point in the 40th minute. Cloughaneely struggled to put scores on the board throughout the 2nd half, and failed to register a 2nd half score until the 54 min when Jason McGee managed to slot one over the bar for the home side. This was quickly backed up by another point from Cloughaneely substitute Ciaran MCFadden and a Denis Boyle free. Evan Broderick and Brendan McGuire contributed to the Killybegs tally to leave the score all square in the final minute of play. County minor star Jason McGee, confidently sealed the 1 point win for the home-side with a 60th min point!Full Time Score: CCF 1-06, Killybegs 0-08.Cloughaneely: Shaun McClafferty, Shaun Gallagher, John Harley, Ciaran McGeady, Lee O’Brien, Paddy Cannon, Cian McFadden, Jason McGee (0-02), Ciaran Scanlon , Eugene McGuire (0-01), Darren Ferry, Cillian Gallagher, Denis Boyle (0-01, 1F), John Fitzgerald (1-01), John McGarvey.CCF Subs: John McGarvey replaced by Ciaran McFadden (0-01) (45 mins) ***Next Up***: Our Seniors now play in the Senior Championship relegation play-off against Ardara this Sunday in Glenswilly at 1:00 pm.***Well Done!***Congratulations to former club player Karen Feeney who is part of the Scottish team who won the All-Ireland Semi Final in the Junior Championship when they overcame Derry at the weekend; with Karen scoring an impressive 1-02!! They now progress to the All-Ireland Final, on September 27th in Croke Park, where they will take on Louth! Best of luck to all involved!***Parish League***The club will be running a Parish League on Friday evenings, beginning September 18th for U-9’s and U-11’s at 6:00 pm. It will run for approximately 5-6 weeks! The U-9 category is for children born in 2006/2007/2008 and the U-11 for children born in 2004/2005. We’d encourage as many of the kids as possible to attend as it’s a great way to help develop their skills as well as mixing with other children from neighbouring schools within the parish!***Thanks!***Many thanks to McClafferty’s Gortahork who sponsored a meal for our minor team after the county semi-final last week! Their continuous support for the club is much appreciated!***U-13’s***Our U-13’s were unfortunate to be defeated in their first game of the season, when they played St. Michaels’s at home last Sunday. Their next game is away to St. Eunan’s on Friday evening at 6:00 PM.***Congratulations****Many congratulations to senior player Shaun ‘Keg’ McGuire and Martina Brogan on their wedding at the weekend. A great day was had by all!! We wish you all the very best for the future! ***Good luck***The club would like to congratulate Charlie McGeever on guiding the Tipperary Minors to an All-Ireland Football final! Charlie is originally from Derryconnor and is a former Cloughaneely player! We would like to wish him and the team all the best in the final!GAA NEWS: LATE SCORE FROM JASON MCGEE ENSURES CLOUGHANEELY EDGE OUT KILLYBEGS was last modified: September 8th, 2015 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:GAASportlast_img read more

Child who tripped over gully awarded €20,000

first_imgA child who tripped over a gully near his home and broke his arm in two places has been awarded €20,000 damages.The boy, who was 5 at the time of the accident, fell near his home in Dungloe, Co Donegal on July 3rd, 2015. The boy sued Donegal County Council through his parents for damages at Letterkenny Circuit Civil Court.Judge James O’Donoghue asked, “I thought Irish water took over all that?”Barrister Patricia McCallum, instructed by solicitor Cormac Hartnett, told the court that this area was still governed by Donegal County Council.The boy’s parents, who were in court, told the Judge that their son is now aged 9 and had made a full recovery.Judge O’Donoghue approved the offer as well as costs to the boy’s legal team.Child who tripped over gully awarded €20,000 was last modified: March 15th, 2019 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:armawardboybrokedonegalgulleyTriplast_img read more

Chelsea a decent bet for the Champions League despite tough draw

first_imgChelsea are struggling domestically but might well be a decent bet for the Champions League.When it comes to betting on football, sites like BettingNews.com have suggested Liverpool and defending champions Manchester City will again be the front runners for the title.Leicester have been the surprise package so far this season, while Chelsea have found the going tough after a bright start under Frank Lampard.After a cracking spell in which youngsters like Tammy Abraham and Mason Mount took the Premier League by storm, Lampard now has problems to deal with.Chelsea have looked vulnerable at the back all season and their 1-0 loss against Bournemouth was their fourth defeat in their last five league matches – and their third home defeat of the campaign.The Blues are currently fourth but have Tottenham and Manchester United breathing down their necks – so they face a tough battle in their pursuit of a top-four finish.A loss to Spurs in Sunday’s big game would take the north London club above Chelsea in the table, so these are worrying times for Blues fans.New signings expectedWhat could swing things back in Chelsea’s favour is the prospect of new players arriving in January.The Court of Arbitration for Sport lifting the club’s transfer ban means Lampard will now be able to add to his squad.A defensive signing seems like a must and there is every chance that Nathan Ake could be returning to west London.Chelsea inserted a £40m buy-back clause in the deal when Ake was sold to Bournemouth in 2017 and the Dutchman’s performances on the south coast suggest he would be a shrewd January capture.But Lampard is also in the market for attacking players, with Crystal Palace star Wilfried Zaha and England international Jadon Sancho among Chelsea’s targets. Borussia Dortmund are unlikely to part with Sancho at this stage but Zaha would certainly be an exciting signing – and has made it clear he wants to leave Palace.Returning to MunichImproving the squad would surely improve Chelsea’s chances in the second half of the season – and that includes the Champions League.Lampard’s side have been handed a tough draw in the last 16 in the shape of Bayern Munich. They will be underdogs, but shouldn’t be ruled out.The second leg in Munich will mean a return to the city where Chelsea won the trophy in 2012. Lampard was part of their team that night and will no doubt relish a return.While most betting sites have the likes of Bayern and holders Liverpool among the favourites to lift the trophy in May, betting on Chelsea could well be a shrewd move. The squad has real potential and with one or two signings could yet make it a season to remember. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebookby Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksRecommended for youEldelperiodico.com了解為什麼要停止使用橡膠堵塞物Eldelperiodico.comUndoLovely&HealthyWhat the Shape of Your Buttocks Reveals About Your HealthLovely&HealthyUndoTopTechAdviser这款便宜但功能强大的智能手机正在中国销售TopTechAdviserUndoManuka FeedEat Bananas Every Day And You Will Be Surprised At What Will HappenManuka FeedUndoHair Transplant | Search AdsThe Cost of Hair Transplants Might Shock YouHair Transplant | Search AdsUndoHashtagchatterHuman Barbie Takes Off Makeup, Doctors Have No WordsHashtagchatterUndoRelocation Target10 Countries It’s Super Easy To Immigrate ToRelocation TargetUndoWork From Home | Search AdsWork From Home Jobs Might Earn You More Than You ThinkWork From Home | Search AdsUndolast_img read more

Biogas project uplifts community

first_imgThe biodigester installed in 2011 at the Siyazama Community Garden in Khayelitsha, a township outside of Cape Town, by UCT’s Engineers Without Borders group and African Green Energy.(Image: Bill Corcoran, Irin)MEDIA CONTACTS • Ben ParkerDirector, Irin News+254 20 762 2147 or +254 733 860 082Source: Irin NewsWith the number of people in Africa’s urban centres expected to grow rapidly in the next few decades, municipal waste and its disposal could pose a variety of logistical and public health challenges.Now, researchers at South Africa’s University of Cape Town are examining how to convert organic waste into biogas, which would alleviate disposal problems and help poor residents, particularly those in informal settlements, save on energy costs.The number of people living in Cape Town is expected to grow almost 60% in the next three decades, according to a 2010 demographics projection (PDF, 733KB) by the city. Meanwhile, energy prices, including the cost of electricity, have gone up at least 50% in the last four years.University of Cape Town (UCT) researcher Rethabile Melamu told Irin: “Up to 70% of organic municipal waste could be used to create biogas. We are going to set up a biogas project near an abattoir and use the leftover blood and animal waste to create fuel that can be used for cooking and heating water.” Green electricityThe process of turning waste into gas involves the breakdown of organic waste in an oxygen-free environment called a biodigester – usually a large rubber bladder or a concrete structure, depending on the scale of the project – which operates like a human stomach.This produces methane gas that can be siphoned off and used for cooking and to replace paraffin, an increasingly expensive fuel commonly used in informal settlements.In June 2012, a grant of R2.5-million (US$305 000) was provided by the National Research Foundation to UCT for small biogas demonstration projects.UCT partnered with the NGO Engineers Without Borders (EWB) and African Green Energy, a private company, to install a rubber bladder biodigester at the Siyazama Community Garden in the community of Khayelitsha near Cape Town, in 2011.EWB volunteer Francois Petousis said it cost about R10 120 ($1 200) for the raw materials and labour to install the equipment, which has a 10-year lifespan. The community gardeners grow vegetables and use the organic waste to fuel the system.Cynthia Nkqayi, a group leader at the garden that supplies vegetables to Abalimi, an urban agriculture association, believes the biodigester is a great addition to their operation because they use gas for cooking every day. It has also saved them money.“We used to buy about R300 [$36] worth of gas every two months for cooking, so it is a big saving for us to have the biogas here, as it is free,” said Nkqayi.There are similar pilot projects underway across the country.Melamu, who has researched biogas since 2000, believes it is not a fuel that could replace traditional energy sources, but that it should be added to a mix of renewable energy sources like solar and wind power.“Biogas system installations have creased steadily since 2000, and now there are thousands of systems … around the country,” she said.The company Bio2Watt, for example, aims to build and operate commercially viable biogas plants throughout South Africa. These plants will use waste streams to produce green electricity. South Africa slow to catch up The government is now considering whether it should supply biogas to the poor.David Mahuma of the South African National Energy Development Institute (Sanedi), which has been asked to examine the question, said, “Biogas becomes a good energy provider if you have the biomass resources to create it. But we are only beginning to assess its potential, and are still at the costing stage in terms of looking at its viability at a national level.”Last year, the government announced that renewable energy should make up 42% of new capacity.But despite the suitability of biogas as a fuel source for low-income families and agricultural businesses, South Africa has been slower than other African countries to embrace biogas.The country’s energy infrastructure is more developed than those in Kenya and Ethiopia, where biogas production has secured a firm foothold.Dutch development agency, SNV, which has been involved in setting up domestic biogas programmes in Nepal since 1989, has partnered with national bodies in nine African countries to roll out biogas initiatives under its ‘Africa Biogas Partnership Programme’ framework.This market-orientated programme took off at the end of 2008, with Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Kenya, Senegal, Tanzania and Uganda coming on board. It aims to reach 70 000 households via a variety of different biogas projects by 2013. Cameroon has been developing its own programme since 2009, and Benin since 2010.UCT’s Melamu said the potential for biogas in South Africa’s urban areas is “huge when you see what has been achieved in countries like India, where biogas production is very well-developed. In India’s Pune City, municipal waste is turned into biogas and used to power the urban street lights. There really are numerous ways to use it,” she said. Urban and rural energy needs The dichotomous nature of South Africa’s economy – which has highly developed industries and living standards alongside widespread poverty – coupled with rising fuel and electricity costs mean there is a huge need for affordable energy sources both in urban and rural areas.Government statistics show that 3.7-million people in South Africa, predominately in rural areas, currently do not have access to electricity, and many more still use traditional biomass for cooking.The 2008 South Africa National Household Biogas Feasibility Study, produced by Agama Energy, an engineering consultancy, concluded that at the timethere were at least 310 000 households – 9.5% of South Africa’s rural households – showing technical viability for participation in a rural biogas programme.For a household to be viable, it needs access to enough animal or plant waste to feed a biodigester.last_img read more