Canada West Foundation Energy Report

first_imgEnergy Minister Richard Neufeld, and the BC government have received a vote of confidence in a report, from the Canada West Foundation. Entitled, Canada’s Power Play, it says BC has arguably the most aggressive climate change and energy policies in the country. The report is the culmination of a series, of energy sector consultation roundtables, held in the four western provinces in April. The Edmonton Journal meantime, say the report, intended to influence the Alberta government, is also pushing nuclear power, as the way of the future. It says if the province encourages the industry’s development…it would create more jobs, strengthen international economic competitiveness, increase energy independence and, reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Bruce Power has proposed building up to four reactors, to produce four thousand megawatts of electricity, at a site west of Peace River, near the BC boundary, northeast of Fort St. John. However, it says it is still evaluating sites, within a 40 kilometer radius of Peace River, to make certain it chooses the best one, for the facility.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Northern Rockies Regional Municipality seeking tenders for Recreation Centre construction

first_imgIf given the go ahead, the project would include the construction of a new 4,000 square metre, two-storey building that will house a pool, a fitness room and change facilities. If voted down, the project would not proceed and no tenders would be awarded.Interested companies have until Thursday, May 30 to submit tenders. More information is available on the NRRM’s website.- Advertisement –last_img

NIALL MURRAY NAMED LETTERKENNY GAELS U12 PLAYER OF THE YEAR

first_imgLetterkenny Gaels Club NotesRegistration for existing and new club members takes place this Saturday 27th February from 2-4pm at the club room.The presentation evening for U-12 to U-16 footballers took place at Pairc na nGael on Saturday evening past. On the night Charlie Cannon presented the awards to the following: U-12 Footballer of the Year: Niall Murray, U-12 Most Improved Player : David Henry, U-13 Player of the Year : Ben Gallagher, U-13 Most Improved Player : Liam Mc Alary, U-14 Player of the Year : Ronan Frain, U-14 Best Trainer of the Year : Shaun Mc Gilloway, U-16 Player of the Year : Shay Doherty, U-16 Best Trainer of the Year : Conor Cullen. Thanks to all who attended and provided refreshments etc.The Senior Ladies Footballers have started circuit training every Wednesday night in the clubhouse from 7 to 8pm. All welcome.This year we will have Ladies and Girls football for U-12, U-14, Minor and Senior. More details to follow.Michael Murphy Sports are currently stocking a range of Gaels Club merchandise including jerseys, training tops, hats & scarfs.The lotto numbers for last week were 8, 18, 21 & 22. No jackpot winner. Match 2 winner was Kyle O’Donnell, Thorndale.The underage football training continues every Friday night and will run until Friday March 11th 2016.  We will then take a break for a few weeks (over Easter) and move outside to Pairc na nGael after Easter. Under 6 (2010 or later) training is on Fridays at 6:00pm (until 6:45pm)  in the Gym Hall at Woodland National School. Under 8 (born 2008, 2009) and under 10 (born 2006, 2007) training also continues in the Aura Leisure Centre on Fridays from 7:30pm to 8:30pm.New members welcome.Camogie training and the winter league for u-8 & u-10 teams continues every Friday evening  from 6-6.45pm at the LYIT. U-12 camogie and girls circuits will also resume on 29th from 7-8pm. New members always welcome. Contact 086 8163505 for more details.Hurling training for u-6 to u-13’s is back in full swing on Monday evenings from 6-7pm at the Aura. All welcome. Please note change of time and venue. Contact 086 8405785 for more details.For regular club updates and photos see our club web page, Facebook page or follow us on Twitter @LetterkennyGael NIALL MURRAY NAMED LETTERKENNY GAELS U12 PLAYER OF THE YEAR was last modified: February 23rd, 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:GAALetterkenny GaelsSportlast_img read more

THE COLM CLANCY MEMORIAL WALK – IN PICTURES!

first_imgIn April 2009, well-known Gaoth Dobhair man Colm Clancy was involved in a tragic helicopter crash.Since the 34 year old’s passing his family have held an annual walk in aid of charity. To date Colm’s loving parents Matt and Betty and his brothers, sister and friends have raised more than €22,000 by staging the annual Colm Clancy Memorial Walk.The walk took place again from Gartan to Glenveagh.Along the way more money was raised.But most importantly Colm was remembered fondly and his life recalled with tremendous fondness and affection. Here are a few pictures from the day.All pictures are by Brid Sweeney.  THE COLM CLANCY MEMORIAL WALK – IN PICTURES! was last modified: April 4th, 2012 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:Colm Clancy Memorial Walklast_img read more

Cop’s catch saves baby, boy from raging fire

first_imgA sheriff’s deputy caught a baby girl dropped from the second floor of a burning apartment building and then caught a 9-year-old boy when he leaped out early Tuesday, officials said. Surrounded by smoke, resident Wilshownda Watkins dropped her 1-year-old daughter from a window of the Watts apartment to Deputy John Kim, said Deputy Oscar Butao. Kim then caught Watkins’ 9-year-old brother after he was urged to leap by his father, who was also in the building. Kim and a colleague were flagged down at 2:50 a.m. by a truck driver who saw flames coming from the two-story building, sheriff’s Sgt. Ed Luevano said. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake After firefighters doused the blaze, Watkins and her father got out of the building, Butao said. “I thought I wasn’t going to make it out,” Watkins told KCAL (Channel 9). “When I opened my window, flames were bursting out the front.” Kim got a cut lip from catching the boy and was also treated for smoke inhalation. The boy, who was still recovering from injuries sustained in a car crash months earlier, was in stable condition at a hospital where he was being examined, Butao said. The cause of the fire was under investigation. The Sheriff’s Department did not release the names of the children and Watkins’ father. 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

Bill Gates Meets Rajnath Singh, Yogi Adityanath to Discuss Welfare Initiatives

first_imgBillionaire philanthropist Bill Gates met Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath this week to discuss investment and various welfare initiatives of his foundation.The Microsoft co-founder discussed investments with Yogi Adityanath on Nov. 17, and the foundation may declare initiatives for the northern state. Gates was also accompanied by his wife Melinda, who is also a philanthropist.“A delegation led by Mr Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft Corp & Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation called upon #UPCM Shri #YogiAdiyanath at Shastri Bhavan, Lucknow,” the CM’s office tweeted. “On behalf of the Government and people of Uttar Pradesh, I welcome Mr. Bill Gates and his team to Lucknow: #UPCM shri #YogiAdityanath,” the office said in another tweet, quoting the UP chief minister.Yogi Adityanath also said, “It is needed a matter of great joy and pleasure for us that you have been able to take time out of your busy schedule to be here with us: #UPCM shri #YogiAdityanath” in another tweet.On Nov. 16, Home Minister Rajnath Singh was reported to have urged Gates to adopt villages hit by left-wing extremism in Odisha, Bihar and Jharkhand, and turn them into “model villages.”Gates also discussed the initiatives taken by his American foundation in India. The discussion comes in the wake of cancellation of license of Public Health Foundation of India, a health advocacy group that was funded by the Gates Foundation. The cancellation of the license of the NGO was not discussed, a spokesperson of the foundation said.आज शास्त्री भवन, लखनऊ में बिल एण्ड मिलिण्डा गेट्स फाउण्डेशन संस्था के सह अध्यक्ष श्री बिल गेट्स ने मुलाकात की, तथा उन्हें भगवान बुद्ध की प्रतिमा भेंट की। pic.twitter.com/tNphK9CBqR— Yogi Adityanath (@myogiadityanath) November 17, 2017Singh commended Gates for the various initiatives the foundation has taken in the country, and requested them him to initiate programs to spread health awareness.“In collaboration with our partners, we are working to improve the lives of more than a billion people in India by addressing challenges related to health, sanitation, access to financial services, and agricultural development,” the Foundation says on its India website. Related ItemsBill GatesRajnath SinghYogi Adityanathlast_img read more

Hooked To The Hukka

first_imgIs this a new trend? After work, instead of grabbing a burger or a beer, you get yourself a hukka and a belly dancer! Dilip Mehta of Dimple’s Bombay Talk and his daughter Payal, along with their partner Raj Balwani, have dreamed up Fire & Ice Hukka Bar and Lounge in Woodbridge, New Jersey.Tyeb Mehta’s Mahisasura sold for almost $ 1.6 millionIn an attempt to be all things to all people, the restaurant is serving Indian, Chinese and Middle Eastern food, and the music includes Hip Hop, Middle Eastern and Bollywood rhythms with belly dancers performing every night.According to Payal Mehta, the idea is to be in New Jersey but give the younger crowd a taste of New York, so that they don’t have to drive into the city for their excitement. The hukkas, which are smoked in the Middle East and South Asia, were once the domain of kings and village heads and aristocratic grand dames. Here the hukka tobacco in the water pipes is flavored with flavors like mint, apple, strawberry and cappuccino. Related Itemslast_img read more

101 Uses For Condoms

first_imgNow we know why India has a population of over a billion and still climbing. The condoms are being used for quite unintended purposes. India manufactures over a billion condoms, but according to The Economic Times, only a quarter of these are used for sex. The rest are used as a tool in the making of saris, toys and bathroom slippers! The lubricant in the condoms make them a very handy gadget for sari weavers, who place the condoms on their thread spools to make the thread move faster through the sewing machines. The weavers are also using the lubricant to polish gold and silver threads in the cloth. Indians are surely an innovative lot and thanks to their enterprise in finding new uses for condoms rather than the intended one, they are assisting in the manufacture of more Indians! Related Itemslast_img read more

Sacha And The History Boys

first_imgThe History Boys, the Broadway show that won the most Tony Awards this season and actually tied the record for most wins for a play set by the original production of Death of a Salesman, was the big hit this season. It’s also proved very lucky for Sacha Dhawan, a young South Asian actor from London. He’s played the role of in The History Boys in all its avatars – it’s been a play, a radio play and a movie. “The play’s been going on for over two and a half years now and I’ve been with it from the beginning,” says Dhawan, who co-starred in the original as well as the regional touring play. “Originally we didn’t expect it to be as successful as it has become.” Dhawan has traveled all over the world with the play, which has shown in the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Australia and the United States. The play can be seen on Broadway till October and the movie will be released in the UK in November.A Manchester boy, Dhawan has been acting since he was a kid in television and film. His parents are originally from the Punjab, and he still values those cultural ties: “My background is a large part of my life especially since I’m away from home a lot. You miss some of the traditions when you’re busy, but you need them because that’s what grounds you.” Was it difficult breaking into theater, being Asian? He says, “It can be difficult, but I think the industry was wanting more people from different ethnic minorities. Yet the roles they were writing were not real, they were very stereotyped. Things have changed in 2006. There are a lot more actors of Asian background coming in and there are a lot more writers who are respecting the background these actors come from as well.” The History Boys is his first major role and is special, because it is not written for an ethnic character and could have been played by anyone. He finds that usually writers in creating ethnic characters give them a lot of cultural baggage, but in this play he is just one of eight boys, an 18 year old trying to get into Oxford. “That’s what we need to be doing more of. At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter what background you come from, we’re all very similar really.”Does that happen often or does he still find himself running up against that ethnic block? “It’s still there. I’m still fighting against it. That’s why I’m in the industry really. I want to be seen as an artiste. That’s what my job is, not just as an Asian face.” Related Itemslast_img read more

Hare Krishna, Krishna, Krishna

first_imgAdam Dell, brother of Dell computer founder Michael Dell is suing Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi for custody of their one-year-old daughter Krishna, alleging in court papers that she had told him she was hoping that billionaire Teddy Forstmann “was the child’s biological father.”The lawsuit claims that Lakshmi told Dell that she was “sexually involved with Forstmann” and Dell “during the time she became pregnant” and hoped that Forstmann was the father. It alleges that she did not put Dell’s name on the birth certificate “to minimize, if not eliminate [Dell’s] role in Krishna’s life and to install Forstmann as Krishna’s father.” Dell’s lawyer, Bill Zabel, told the New York Post: “Adam Dell, above all else, wants to have an active and substantial role in the upbringing of his daughter with Padma Lakshmi. Unfortunately, Ms. Lakshmi has severely limited his time with their daughter and has refused to negotiate a reasonable co-parenting agreement. Mr. Dell has tried his best to avoid going to court, but Ms. Lakshmi has given him no other choice at this time.”Lakshmi’s attorney Jay D. Silverstein told People that “she is saddened and gravely disappointed that Mr. Dell has chosen a very public means of filing his petition with the court rather than doing so in a confidential or sealed manner, which is customary in cases involving a very young child.”Under an out-of-court agreement that expires Feb 20 when Krishna turns 1, Dell has visitation rights to see his daughter nine days a month.   Related Itemslast_img read more