Vehicle collision shuts down Highway 29 for 9 hours

first_imgThe collision was reported at 9:30 p.m. on Sunday evening near the Donis Road on Highway 29, resulting from a northbound Volvo crossing a double solid line and striking a southbound Escalade head-on.Both vehicles had a male driver and a female passenger.Three of the four occupants has reportedly sustained injuries, and both the female passengers had to be extricated by the fire and rescue team after finding themselves trapped in their vehicles.- Advertisement -The passenger from the Volvo is suspected to have a broken leg and was transported to the hospital. The driver declined medical attention.The driver and passenger from the Escalade have undetermined internal injuries and were transported via ambulance to Fort St. John hospital.Highway 29 was closed until 7:30 a.m. on September 1st to allow the RCMP ample time to investigate the collision.Advertisement “The collision is still under investigation, however speed and alcohol is believed to have been a factor,” a press release from the RCMP reads.The drivers and passengers from both vehicles are from Hudson’s Hope.last_img read more

Fort St. John Pool to open Monday

first_imgThe North Peace Leisure Pool will reopen on Monday, September 28th, 2015 after being closed for the annual maintenance shutdown.The regular fall schedule will be in effect beginning at 5:30am on Monday, September 28th.  Red Cross swimming lessons will begin the week of October 5th.For more information please contact the North Peace Leisure Pool at 250-787-8178, email pool@fortstjohn.ca or visit the website www.fortstjohn.ca and click on Aquatic Schedule tab.- Advertisement –last_img

FIFA will punish England for any pro-Brexit chanting in Belgium World Cup clash

first_imgThis is the first time England have played Belgium since the Brexit vote, and while relations have traditionally been cordial between the two teams’ fans in the past, Thursday’s game may be very different.England fans have already caused outrage in Russia after some were filmed allegedly singing anti-Semitic songs and performing Nazi salutes in a pub during the win over Tunisia.One fan received a five-year ban from England games after the incident, with two more awaiting decisions on their cases.Fifa were reportedly close to punishing England last March after the songs ’10 German Bombers’ and ‘No Surrender’, popular with travelling fans, were heard in a friendly against Germany in Dortmund.talkSPORT are with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network. England’s clash with Belgium in Kaliningrad has been dubbed the ‘Brexit Derby’ FIFA officials told the Telegraph that the chants would be considered political messages, which are banned by football’s governing body.At Euro 2016, chants of “f*** off Europe, we’re all voting out” in the games before the June 23 referendum on the UK’s EU membership quickly turned to “f*** off Europe, we all voted out” after the result.The chants were not reported at either of England’s opening two games at the World Cup, but with Thursday’s game being England‘s first against an EU member, and the home of Brussels at that, tempers may flare.The FA will be sanctioned if fans are deemed to be “displaying insulting or political slogans in any form” or “uttering insulting words or sounds”. England will be punished by FIFA if their fans sing pro-Brexit chants against Belgium on Thursday, according to officials at the organisation.The Belgian capital Brussels is the European Union’s political seat of power and warnings have been issued ahead of a ‘Brexit Derby’, with fears chants from Euro 2016 could be heard again. 2 England fans chanted pro-Brexit songs during clashes with Russian fans in Marseille riots at Euro 2016 2last_img read more

PICTURE SPECIAL AS TEAM RAISES 105-YEAR-OLD ‘TITANIC’ ANCHOR FROM LOUGH SWILLY SEABED

first_imgDavid’s anchor!IT’S a tough job – but somebody has to do it.And so when David McGloin set about raising an anchor which had laid at the bottom of Lough Swilly for 105 years, he wasn’t joking.The six-tonne anchor was by the company Hingley Hetherton in 1908 – the same company which made the anchor for the Titanic just a few years later. And this monster was used for ships from Britain’s Royal Navy which used the pier in Rathmullan during World War One.David, from the Sheephaven Sub-Acqua club, spotted the anchor two years ago whilst working on helping gardai during a search of the area.This week David and his team returned. They also found some items from the period including Royal Navy teacups!Local photographer Paul Deeney was on had to capture the events in these images.     PICTURE SPECIAL AS TEAM RAISES 105-YEAR-OLD ‘TITANIC’ ANCHOR FROM LOUGH SWILLY SEABED was last modified: June 21st, 2013 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)last_img read more

Want to ensure that nobody has Christmas dinner alone?

first_imgThe Christmas Dinners for those alone on Christmas Day is, once again, being organised by Kathy O’Connor and her team of volunteers in Letterkenny.Radisson Blu Letterkenny has been involved since day one and has, again, agreed to prepare the main course, sponsoring the bulk of the cost.Letterkenny Chamber’s role in this most valuable annual event is gathering up the various items that are required to make this event a success. Now the Chamber has put out an appeal for those willing to help in any way.Anne Condon of Letterkenny Chamber said “Kathy and myself have made up a list of things that are required and we are hoping that Letterkenny Chamber members will, as usual, provide what is needed to cater for the expected 100 guests.”A wish list includes rackers, soft drinks, tea, coffee, sugar, table-cloth rolls, napkins, black bags, Christmas pudding, mince pies, tin foil containers etc. There will also be fresh goods to be purchased such as milk and cream.Organisers are trying to provide a small gift for each guest as they leave and this is normally in the form of a box of sweets, a book, soaps, etc. If you are a Chamber member or a member of the general public who wants to help out, simply get in contact with Anne at anne@letterkenychamber.comWant to ensure that nobody has Christmas dinner alone? was last modified: November 28th, 2017 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 DinnerletterkennyRadisson Blulast_img read more

Photos: 10 images that sum up the Warriors Game 5 win

first_imgThe Golden State Warriors fended off the Houston Rockets in Game 5 of the Western Conference semifinals, but the 104-99 victory may have come at a price.The Warriors started strong with Klay Thompson setting the tone with his hot shooting and other teammates chipping in. They built the lead to double digits, but momentum swung to the Rockets at the beginning of the second half and an injury to Kevin Durant changed the tone of the game overall. The all-star forward grabbed his right leg in the …last_img read more

Ground laid for SA’s ‘second miracle’

first_img24 December 2009 Probably the best place to gauge South Africa’s readiness for the 2010 Fifa World Cup™ are the towering, world-class stadiums that stand at the sites of what some are referring to as the Rainbow Nation’s “second miracle” next year. Colourful scenes of more than 50 000 football fans at Cape Town’s Long Street during the inaugural launch of the Fan Fest also sent a clear signal to the rest of the world about the football fever that is currently infecting many people in the host nation. The message was simple: South Africans are now waiting with bated breath for their biggest moment in history.‘A successful year’ Lucas Radebe, arguably the most successful football export from South Africa in the post-apartheid era, believes that his country has wowed the watching world in 2009. “This has been a very successful year for us, we have achieved so many things and I think we exceeded a lot of expectations,” Radebe said. “There are so many things that come to mind, but maybe the completion of our stadiums stands out. People can no longer ask questions on whether they will be ready or not, they are there for everyone to see.” That is why 2009 will be remembered as the year that removed the veil of scepticism on the country’s ability to host the world’s biggest single-event sporting tournament. “It was important to make a statement to the rest of the world,” Radebe said. “I always knew that we will be ready, and this was an important year to showcase our worth.” Fifa.com analyses the highlights of the year for South Africa …Fifa Confederations Cup Rated as one of the most successful Fifa Confederations Cups ever, this tournament was always vital in gauging South Africa’s readiness for the world’s greatest showcase. The attendance for the tournament that totalled to 584 894 showed that South Africans had embraced the event, which highlighted what their country could offer. The tournament also introduced the rest of the world to the South African football culture and passion. Colourful fans brought excitement and enthusiasm to all four venues. All of a sudden, people got to know about the vuvuzela and the decorative hats known as makarapa. The tournament saw some of the most decorated stars in world football like Kaka, Fernando Torres, David Villa, Andrea Pirlo and many others. After two weeks of top-class football and a total of 44 goals, Brazil reigned supreme and reclaimed the trophy they won in 2005, with striker Luis Fabiano acting as the destroyer-in-chief. He scored five goals to earn the adidas Golden Shoe award. But it was inspirational Kaka whose sublime performances earned him the Golden Ball for best player. A gutsy showing from the hosts, South Africa – who lost to Spain in the match for third place – won the hearts and admiration of many neutrals as well.The Final Draw The moment that South Africans will savour in the coming months would have to be the Final Draw for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in Cape Town, which was executed with aplomb. Broadcasted to more than 200 countries worldwide, over 1 700 journalists were present in Cape Town to cover the evening’s events. Naturally, the Draw dominated news across the world as fans and teams waited impatiently to learn their fate. The hosts, and 31 teams, including some of the most celebrated coaches in the world like Fabio Capello, Marcello Lippi, Raymond Domenech and Vicente del Bosque – to name just a few – descended to Cape Town to be part of the glittering event. The evening set the tone for what South Africans hope will be the biggest year of this young democracy: 2010. South Africa’s Oscar-winning actress, Charlize Theron, David Beckham, Haile Gebrselassie, plus three of South Africa’s top athletes in Makhaya Ntini, John Smit and Matthew Booth all took to the stage to add more glitz and glamour to the event. The day of the Final Draw also brought attention to the football euphoria in the country, with thousands of fans gathering at Long Street in Cape Town to watch the draw live at the launch of the Fan Fest. Long Street will also be the venue for one of the nine Fan Fests taking place in South Africa during the month-long tournament.World-class stadiums The stadiums bear testament to the road that has been travelled by the hosts. The majestic Soccer City, venue for the opening game of the Fifa World Cup, stands tall just outside the historic Soweto township. The impressive Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium was completed in May, 13 months before the tournament – a remarkable milestone for South Africa. The breath-taking Durban Stadium and the stunning Green Point are ready for football as well, with the former having already hosted a local game between two Durban teams, Amazulu and Maritzburg United. The The 70 000-seater Durban Stadium has been specifically designed as a multi-purpose venue and an amphitheatre complete with a cable car which ascends to a viewing platform at the top of the expansive 350-metre arch, a staggering 106 metres above the pitch. Situated between the world famous Table Mountain, which dominates Cape Town’s skyline, and the blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean, the Green Point stadium is impressive to say the least. Construction at other newly built stadiums – Peter Mokaba in Polokwane, Mbombela in Nelspruit – has also been completed.On the field On the football field, the hosts have experienced mixed fortunes. But the re-appointment of World Cup-wining coach Carlos Alberto Parreira has restored hope. Being the eternal optimist, Parreira has insisted that his charges are all geared to climb what he describes, in his own words, as “Mount Everest”. What will be comforting for the South Africans, however, is that, at the Fifa Confederations Cup, they surprised many and won new admirers with their display. Not only did they fight with gusto and tenacity, but they showed good technical ability against some of the most tactically advanced teams in the world. That they lost by one goal to both Brazil and Spain will bring a glimmer of hope to the millions of expectant fans in their opening match against Mexico on 11 June 2010. Source: Fifa.comlast_img read more

Ohio No-Till Council scholarship

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Ohio No-Till Council is offering two scholarships of $500 each. The application deadline is May 31, 2017.Here are the details:These scholarships are one year in lengthAre open to all children and grandchildren from a farming backgroundApplicants must be enrolling or currently enrolled in a two-year or four-year accredited college programThe expected degree is not limited to agriculturePrevious winners and applicants may apply each year they are eligibleAll monies awarded will be made payable to the winner’s respective collegeAll incoming freshmen, sophomore, junior and senior college students are eligibleApplicants must have an accredited 2.5 grade average in your current high school or college curriculum.last_img read more

Google Funds Preservation of Apartheid History

first_imgGoogle has awarded $1.25 million apiece to the Nelson Mandela Foundation‘s Memory Programme and the Desmond Tutu Peace Center. The money is earmarked for the preservation, digitization and sharing of thousands and thousands of documents tracing the transition of the Republic of South Africa from apartheid to democracy.Mandela‘s organization will be preserving and digitizing the archive of a man who served as the democracy movement’s most public face, a long-term prisoner on the notorious Robben Island and later the first black president of the country. Reverend Tutu’s group will do the same for his archive. Tutu, formerly the Anglican Archbishop of Capetown and another prominent public voice against racism, served as the leader of post-apartheid South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission.Materials included in the digitization project include journals, letters, photos, video and audio recordings, documents and more. The next step will be to offer the electronic archives to the public for research and education. Google has funded similar projects to this, such as the Yad Vashem holocaust digitization project and the Google Art Project to bring the world’s art to digital viewers.“At Google we want to help bring the world’s historical heritage online — and the Internet offers new ways to preserve and share this information, in Africa and elsewhere.”At the same time as announcing these linked grants, Google also announced a number of projects they are funding to bring more people online in Africa. These include the Tertiary Education and Research Network, the Nigeria ICT Forum and the Network Startup Resource Center.Robben Island photos by Caroline Ödman | other sources: Tags:#Google#international#NYT#web Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img curt hopkins A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

YouTube’s New Award Show Is Google’s Trojan Horse Into Social TV

first_imgThe web’s thriving metropolis of video weirdness will soon host its very own real, live award show: The YouTube Music Awards. The event, coming on November 3, will take place on stage in New York and will be livestreamed around the world, in true YouTube fashion. Hosted by indie film darling Jason Schwartzman and directed by the perennially cool Spike Jonze, known best for his edgy music videos, YouTube is trying to out-hip the hip—and with big name guests like Lady Gaga, Eminem and Arcade Fire, it can probably succeed.But looking cool and putting together a star-studded show is merely the sound and fury. In recent days, Twitter and Facebook have both made some major plays in the social TV analytics space, which is red hot right now. Unlike those companies, Google can leverage its immense resources to craft its own Huge Live Event, broadcast over YouTube, soaking up Google+ user data. That could prove that not only is the third-most trafficked website in the world as relevant as ever—but that YouTube could be the most relevant force in the social TV space.That is, if it plays its cards right. Google Takes On … Everyone, ReallyForget Facebook and Twitter for a minute, if you will. With the YouTube Music Awards, Google’s big social TV move could have some symbolic collateral damage, namely to the stalwarts of the entertainment industry.MTV’s VMAs (don’t be caught dead saying “Video Music Awards”) have offered teens and twentysomethings a hip music awards alternative to the considerably more (literally) buttoned-up Grammys since 1984. If Miley Cyrus is any indication (and she is), the VMAs remain relevant after almost 30 years.But YouTube is more relevant. And because its content is user-created, that won’t be changing any time soon. YouTube is a strange confluence of mainstream artists (and their major labels) and Internet quirkiness ripe for memedom. Its unbridled randomness still thrives, and brands that manage to harness the social network’s odd energy and penchant for virality can thrive there. YouTube has sticking power—and its award show, just like the MTV VMAs 30-year-tenure, might too. Social TV Gets Hotter And HotterBeyond being big business for themselves, major award shows are big business for social networks, which see massive spikes in usage concurrent with live broadcast events. In 2012, the Grammy Awards drummed up 13 million “social media comments” on Twitter and Facebook, as tracked by social analytics firm Bluefin. The top three entertainment events that drummed up the most social buzz as of 2012 were music award shows. (That record was later bested by the 2012 election and the 2013 Super Bowl.) Tags:#music#YouTube taylor hatmaker 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… Related Posts 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People… It’s no coincidence that Twitter bought Bluefin, the social analytics company conducting that very same research, earlier this year. There’s major money in insightful social data around viewing habits—and the more insight you can stockpile, the better. Twitter also partnered with Nielsen, the traditional TV ratings giant to add Twitter’s social TV analytics as a complement to Nielsen’s traditional viewership ratings. Meanwhile, Facebook will start selling its own social entertainment chatter to major networks like ABC, FOX, NBC and CBS, doled out in surely lucrative weekly reports.YouTube’s Social TV TrifectaThe intersection of streaming entertainment events and realtime social media activity is big business for the advertisers and content makers who can crack the code. And clearly, when it comes to social media, music award shows are some of the buzziest of all.If you’re Google, you’re sitting on a three ingredient formula for success: resources sufficient to craft your very own hyped-up award show, the online network to broadcast it over and, bettered by its recent splicing of Google+ DNA into YouTube comments, the social network to control the conversation.That’s not just major brand buzz and a ton of traffic—it’s a data goldmine.last_img read more