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Clark releases northern and rural B.C. plan

first_imgLiberal leadership candidate Christy Clark has released a plan specifically focusing on B.C.’s northern and rural communities and economies.The plan, which was released Thursday, outlines various aspects for strengthening ties with both areas of the province in relation to her key point of putting families first.- Advertisement -Clark says her focus is on altering the way decisions are made, completing projects in a timelier manner, promoting B.C.’s resource industries, creating and protecting jobs and sharing the wealth produced in rural B.C.Clark had discussed her first point when she was in Fort St. John on Jan. 7. She had said that her plan includes opening up the legislature and allowing various Members of the Legislative Assembly to speak up for their constituents and bring forward private members bills.A further proposal of Clark’s is to speed up the approval processes for various projects across the province by creating a B.C. Investment Board that would investigate and determine how quickly specific projects are being completed. She says the board would then make recommendations to improve the speed of the different approval processes.She also says that she will work to meld the provincial and federal environmental approval processes, which factors into her trying to work on a solution to the Prosperity Mine, which had failed the federal environmental approval process.Advertisement In respect to northern B.C., Clark says she is determined to market the province’s natural resources, including forestry and natural gas, to Asian markets in particular. She also says she wants to focus on allowing rural communities more decision-making power in determining how grants, such as towards infrastructure, are spent.last_img read more

Gor’s ‘Ade’, Guikan out of Esperance return leg

first_img“It is a blow losing any players for us. Kevin has come back and he’s trying to work hard and I think sometimes he tries too hard. He needs to realize once you come back to a high level, it takes time to adjust. I can’t really blame him because he is always giving 110 percent since he wants to come back stronger,” Gor head coach Dylan Kerr told Capital Sport.Guikan went for an aerial ball and had a mid-air collision with Tusker FC players, falling awkwardly on the ground with his tongue being trapped at the back of his mouth.Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAWhile Omondi started in the match against Esperance in Machakos last Wednesday, Guikan was an unused substitute as he had just returned having rested for seven days following a concussion.However, the tactician will be pleased with the availability of midfielder Humphrey Mieno who has missed the last two games with a knee injury, coincidentally picked up against Esperance during the first leg.Gor Mahia are scheduled to depart Nairobi for Tunis via Doha Thursday midnight, and they were in high spirits as they had dinner together at the popular Ranalo Dishes in the city centre.Gor Mahia players having dinner. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYA“I am amazed by the camaraderie and team spirit that these players have. We are here, laughing and smiling together, everyone talking of that big game,” Kerr noted.He added; “It is a tough match definitely because we are going away to a very good team. But I have told these players that they have a chance of making Kenya proud. We just got to roll our sleeves up, have some pride for yourselves and if we do it, we will get off the plane as heroes,” the tactician offered.-Kerr under pressure-Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr (Left) with Zedekiah ‘Zico’ Otieno (Right). Photo/TIMOTHY OLOBULUThe tactician has admitted that he is under pressure to deliver a first group stage appearance for Gor since 1994 when they reached the quarter finals of the CAF Cup but remains rooted on the ground that his side will not crumble under pressure.They carry with them to Tunis a 0-0 draw from the first leg in Machakos and any kind of a scoring draw will take them through to the group stages on the away goal rule.Kerr’s first target heading into the tie on Sunday will be to avoid conceding.Gor Mahia talented winger George ‘Blackberry’ Odhiambo against Esperance’s Fosseny Coulibaly. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYA“We have to make sure we don’t concede early then we also ensure that we match their energy and enthusiasm at home. I have players who can score, but we have to be careful on how we manage the expectations. We have to keep our feet firmly on the ground and let the players do the job,” the tactician further stated.If Gor lose to Esperance in Tunisia, they will still have a shot at making it into the group stages of continental football, though this time in the second tier CAF Confederations Cup.They will be drawn into a home and away play-off with the top 16 teams from the Confederation Cup first round with the winners proceeding to the group stages.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Kevin ‘Ade’ Omondi in action against the Leones Vegetarianos of Equatorial Guinea during their CAF Champions League first leg clash hosted at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on February 11, 2018. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYANAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 15- Gor Mahia will be without midfielder Kevin ‘Ade’ Omondi and forward Ephraim Guikan for their CAF Champions League first round return leg tie against Esperance in Tunisia on Sunday with the two having been ruled out with injury.Guikan dislocated his shoulder during last weekend’s Kenyan Premier League 1-0 win over Nzoia Sugar while Omondi who skippered the team for that match stretched his hamstring in training.last_img read more

Ankiel quizzed about doping

first_imgAnkiel has said that while he was recovering from elbow surgery he took what a doctor prescribed, but declined to discuss specific medications. Under its current drug policy, baseball does not test for HGH, and the drug was not banned until 2005. Ankiel, who turned to the outfield after wildness forced him to give up his pitching career, is mired in a 1-for-23 slump. The Cardinals have lost eight straight games since the report came out. Red Sox injuries Manny Ramirez is getting closer to returning from a strained muscle in his left side, but the Boston outfielder appears to be a long shot to play in the three-game series with the New York Yankees that began Friday. The left fielder was out of the lineup for the 16th consecutive game Friday after being injured Aug. 28, in a 5-3 loss in New York in the opener of the Yankees’ three-game sweep. Center fielder Coco Crisp (Inglewood High) was taken out of the starting lineup because of a sore left hip, leaving Boston without two regular outfielders. Crisp was replaced by rookie Jacoby Ellsbury. Judge denies request A federal judge denied a request by Hearst Corp. to make public the names of baseball players implicated in obtaining steroids. In an eight-page decision, U.S. District Judge Thomas C. Platt in Central Islip ruled there was no public right to the names, contained in a December 2005 sworn statement by IRS Special Agent Jeff Novitzky used to obtain a search warrant for the home of former Mets clubhouse attendant Kirk Radomski. Hearst, on behalf of the San Francisco Chronicle and Albany Times Union, said that since Radomski had supplied the names to baseball steroids investigator George Mitchell as part of Radomski’s plea agreement with the government, the names should be made public. Hargrove lands new job More than two months after abruptly stepping down as manager of the Seattle Mariners, Mike Hargrove has decided to take over the semi-pro summer team in southwest Kansas he played for more than 30 years ago. Hargrove, 57, will manage the Liberal BeeJays, one of the nation’s most successful summer teams for college-age players in Liberal, Kan. Alfonseca suspended Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Antonio Alfonseca was suspended for four games a day after he was ejected for hitting Colorado’s Todd Helton with a pitch Thursday. Alfonseca, who also was fined an undisclosed amount, hit Helton in the arm with two outs in the seventh inning of the Phillies’ 12-4 win over the Rockies. He has appealed the suspension and will continue to play. Around the leagues Braves: Chipper Jones was in the lineup against the Washington Nationals after missing three starts because of a strained muscle on his right side. The third baseman hurt himself Monday during batting practice. Cardinals: Infielder Scott Spiezio was reactivated about five weeks after being placed on the restricted list to undergo treatment for substance abuse. He wasn’t in the lineup for the Cardinals’ game against Chicago on Friday. Padres: Right-hander Justin Germano will skip his next scheduled start, on Monday at home against Pittsburgh. Germano has lost 10 of 12 decisions since starting the season 5-0. Pirates: New York Mets vice president Tony Bernazard has emerged as a candidate for the Pittsburgh Pirates’ general manager job. Miscellany: Attendance at minor league baseball games reached a record high for the fourth consecutive year, with nearly 43 million fans passing through the turnstiles. The total attendance of the 14 affiliated domestic leagues in the United State and Canada, along with the triple-A Mexican League, was 42,812,812, an increase of more than 1.1 million fans from 2006, the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! From news services St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Rick Ankiel told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch he met earlier this week with baseball officials to answer questions about human growth hormone. Major League Baseball had requested a meeting after a New York Daily News report that Ankiel received eight shipments of HGH in 2004. “I think it was a good thing to do, and I was happy to help,” said Ankiel in Friday’s edition, adding he met with representatives from the commissioner’s office before Tuesday’s game in Cincinnati. “I answered whatever questions they had. I was in full compliance with whatever they needed.” last_img read more

Caltrans hopes to reopen I-5 south by Tuesday

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.“Safety is our No. 1 concern,” said Will Kempton, director of the state Department of Transportation, at a Saturday evening news conference near the crash site. “We certainly do not want to have anyone on that bridge if there are problems with the structure.” The intensity of the fire sparked during the chain-reaction pileup of more than a dozen vehicles caused the concrete roadway to crack, melt and explode – a reaction known as spawling. Officials said it could take days before they’re able to determine the extent of the damage and the best way to repair it. “We are going to go very methodically – 10 feet at a time – with firefighters and structural engineers to assess what exactly is the structural stablity of that tunnel,” said Deputy Chief John Tripp of the Los Angeles County Fire Department. In the meantime, Caltrans is working to devise detours and alternate routes around the impacted area, which carries about 269,000 vehicles a day. Kempton noted that with the truck lanes closed, big-rigs will be joining passenger cars on the state’s major routes. By Sue Doyle and Jerry Berrios STAFF WRITERS Motorists who rely on Interstate5 will face hellish commutes Monday and beyond as work crews scramble to repair a key section of one of the state’s busiest freeways. Caltrans crews are working around the clock in the hope of shoring up the heavily damaged truck tunnel under the Golden State Freeway through the Newhall Pass and getting the southbound lanes reopened by Tuesday morning. Because of their uncertainly over the structural safety of the reinforced concrete tunnel, officials could not say when when the northbound lanes would reopen. “It is not going to be a terrific situation by any means,” he said. He encouraged Santa Clarita and Antelope Valley motorists to ride Metrolink to downtown Los Angeles, and said the state is working with the commuter rail line to beef up service this week. “The best thing the public can do is stay clear of this area,” he said. “If you can find an alternative means to conduct your business, that is the best thing we can hope for.” For residents who lived in the region in 1994, the situation is reminiscent of the damage caused by the Northridge Earthquake, which caused the collapse of the Interstate 5 overpass near Calgrove Boulevard. Morning and evening rush hours began long before dawn and didn’t end until well after dark as commuters crawled over surface streets between northern Los Angeles County and metropolitan Los Angeles. Working around the clock, Caltrans rebuilt the overpass in less than two months. And just six months ago, state contractors earned bonuses for quickly fixing a freeway in the San Francisco Bay Area after a gasoline tanker overturned and exploded. The fire caused a 250-foot-long stretch of Interstate 580 to collapse onto the Interstate 880 roadway below. State Sen. George Runner, R-Antelope Valley, said Caltrans should move aggressively to repair the I-5 through Newhall Pass. sue.doyle@dailynews.com160Want 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

Euro 2016: Croatia and Turkey fined by UEFA over crowd disturbances

first_imgCroatia have been charged over the crowd disturbances which marred the latter stages of their Euro 2016 match against the Czech Republic on Friday.Flares were thrown on the pitch and fighting broke out in the Croatian end during their 2-2 Group D draw.English referee Mark Clattenburg was forced to stop the game with four minutes left while Croatian goalscorer Ivan Perisic and a steward were almost hit by a firecracker.Croatia’s national team coach Ante Cacic described the individuals responsible for the trouble as “sports terrorists” and European football’s governing body has now confirmed the opening of disciplinary proceedings against the national federation.It has also charged Turkey in relation to crowd trouble during their match against Spain on Friday evening.UEFA said Croatia’s federation had been charged over the setting off of fireworks, the throwing of objects, crowd disturbance and racist behaviour.Turkey face charges of setting off fireworks, throwing objects and invading the pitch.The Croatian federation has a chequered recent disciplinary record.Flares were hurled onto the pitch during a Euro 2016 qualifier against Italy in November 2014 and the team were ordered to play the return match against the Italians in June 2015 behind closed doors as punishment for racist behaviour during a match against Norway two months earlier.But even the stadium ban did not prevent disturbance, with a swastika being drawn on the pitch in Split before the Italy match.UEFA reacted by docking Croatia one qualifying point, ordering them to play two further matches behind closed doors and issuing a 100,000 euro fine.Croatia coach Cacic said after the match on Friday: ”These people are really scary, that is why I call them hooligans. These are not really Croatian supporters. These are sports terrorists. The main thing our country doesn’t want to mess with are these kind of hooligans.”This is maybe just a question about six to 10 individuals. I hope they can be identified and punished. I hope the Croatia FA is doing everything to prevent this but it is impossible to avoid.”Ninety-five per cent of our supporters are ashamed in front of Europe, the players are very sad that after playing a beautiful match this happens.”Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic fears the team could be thrown out of Euro 2016 after the crowd trouble.”We have to see if we will play against Spain, maybe they will send us home after this,” he told HTV.”There are a lot more fans that love the national team and they will not be able to see Croatia play.”It is hard to say, but we feel more comfortable playing away… we were lucky that the match went on, the referee wanted to end it immediately.” A fireman intervenes to extinguish a flare thrown onto the pitch during Czech Republic 2-2 Croatia 1last_img read more


first_imgThere was sunshine and rain, tears and laughter along the route.Winner of today’s North West 10K Eoghain McGinley from Kilmacrennan but running with Rathfarnham AC in Dublin.But today’s North West 10K has proved to be another huge success with more than 2,000 people taking part.Runners and walkers of all abilities lined up at the start line in Letterkenny for this the 19th time the race has been staged. Organisers said they were delighted with how the race went and reported no mishaps along the way.“Once again it has been a huge success and we are delighted with how everything went.“There were no mishaps and once again there was a terrific atmosphere on the day.“Everyone who took part, whether they walked or ran it, should be very proud of themselves,” said event PRO Declan Kerr. The winner on the day was Kilmacrennan man Eoghain McGinley who is based in Dublin and runs with Rathfarnham AC.The first woman home was Letterkenny AC athlete Natasha Adams.We will bring you a full break-down of ALL results as soon as we get them.Well done to everyone who tok part. MORE THAN 2,000 RUNNERS AND WALKERS MAKE NORTHWEST 10K ANOTHER HUGE SUCCESS was last modified: May 4th, 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:donegalletterkennyNorth West 10klast_img read more

High-tech pothole patrol

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsStarting last week and continuing for about two weeks more, the Infrastructure Management Services van and its three-man crew are driving about 800 miles of streets, or about three-quarters of the city’s total. Excluded will be the two-lane roads in the less-developed parts of the city west of 80th Street West and east of 40th Street East. After the IMS van completes its survey, a trailer-mounted pavement tester will go to work gauging the condition of streets’ subsurface. The trailer is fitted with steel wheels attached to a flywheel that can exert a 1,000-pound load, replicating the effect of a big truck passing over, plus sensors that measure the effect on the pavement. The trailer will scan the streets for about six weeks, stopping every 500 feet to perform its tests. Part of the reason for the survey is a December 2007 deadline facing government agencies that collect taxes for maintaining long-term infrastructure assets. The Governmental Accounting Standards Board told local governments to inventory all elements of their infrastructure – such as roads and storm drains – and assess their condition and costs as part of their regular financial reporting. The street survey information will go into the city’s new “geographic information” system that is bringing together disparate data into a digital system, giving city workers computer access to information ranging from the locations of street signs – being photographed by the street-survey van’s cameras – to property ownership records. LANCASTER – A $750,000 cargo van fitted with bumper-mounted laser sensors, rooftop digital cameras and computer gear is cruising Lancaster’s streets, pinpointing and cataloging every pavement crack, rut and pothole. Done by an Illinois company under a $410,000 city contract, the high-tech street survey this month and next is part of a city effort to inventory all of its assets – from streets to park buildings – and to move its street repair planning into the digital age. Until now, Lancaster street conditions have been catalogued in a hands-on, low-tech way: a city engineer drove them regularly, noting their conditions and logging his findings in a book kept by the Public Works Department. “We expect a pretty good return on our investment,” said Steven Dassler, the city’s Public Works assistant director. “Ultimately a good part of it will be available to the public,” Dassler said.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

Chelsea starlet wants Premier League move – but no talks until after Euro 2017

first_imgChelsea striker Tammy Abraham has put talks over his future on hold until after Euro 2017. The 19-year-old is currently in Poland with England Under-21s and preparing for Friday’s opening Group A game against Sweden. Newcastle and Brighton are reportedly keen to take him on loan after he scored 26 goals for Bristol City in a successful loan spell in the Championship last season. But Abraham is willing to wait until after the European Championship to decide his next move. “As far as I am aware, yeah,” he said, when asked if his future was still open. “I haven’t spoken with Chelsea yet. I am focusing on this tournament so the discussions will happen after.“I’m not too sure (about his future). Hopefully it will be in the Premier League.“After this season I need to take myself to the next level. That’s the type of person I am, I always want to do better. I always want to do more. So going into the new season my aim will be to top this one.”Abraham watched parent club Chelsea win the Premier League last season but insisted he needed to concentrate on his own development before aiming to establish himself at Stamford Bridge. He added: “For me it was more about focusing on myself and trying to build up myself. The players at Chelsea are established in the Premier League and this was my first season. I was trying to build myself up and make a name for myself.”England trained in Kielce for the first time since arriving on Monday with 300 local school children watching the open session on Tuesday morning. They then travelled to the Homo Homini Memorial, which is an abstract representation of two towers pierced by a sharp object to honour the victims of 9/11.Text on one tower commemorates terrorist attacks in Beslan, Moscow, Madrid, Bali, London, Jerusalem, Istanbul, Baghdad, Sri Lanka, and Sharm El Sheikh.The players and boss Aidy Boothroyd laid candles as the mayor or Kielce, Wojciech Lubawski, laid a wreath during a brief ceremony. 1 Tammy Abraham starred on loan at Bristol City last_img read more


first_imgAN POST say they are no closer to reopening Laghey Post office.The post office was closed unexpectedly shut without warning in early July and has not been reopened since.Gardai launched an investigation after a complaint from a customer that cash lodged at his An Post account has gone missing. Now three months after a notice was put on the window of the local post office, An Post told there I still no sign of the post office reopening.“There is no date about a possible reopening and no real update on the current situation at Laghey post office,” he said.Locals have held at least two meetings which were heavily attended about the future of the post office.Locals must now travel to Donegal Town for a number of services including everything from buying stamps to collecting their social welfare money. Local TD Thomas Pringle, who raised the issue with An Post from the outset, said he continues to monitor the situation and will be in touch with An Post again.EndsSTILL NO SIGN OF LAGHEY POST-OFFICE REOPENING – AN POST was last modified: October 5th, 2011 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:An Postlaghey post officelast_img read more

Women’s Soccer Hosts Pair of Matches this Week

first_img DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University women’s soccer team welcomes South Dakota (3-2-2) Thursday, Sept. 13 night at 6 p.m. at the Cownie Soccer Complex. Drake (2-5-0) then hosts Western Illinois (1-4-1) Sunday at 1 p.m. Both home matches will be broadcast on ESPN+. Western Illinois travels to Chicago State Friday before its trip to Des Moines. Last weekend, the Leathernecks were forced to move their home matches against Milwaukee and Ball State to Bettendorf, Iowa, due to heavy rains in the Macomb, Ill. area. The Bulldogs lead the all-time series against the Leathernecks, 7-4-1, including a 2-1 win in double overtime last season in Macomb. ESPN+ – South Dakota Following Sunday’s game, Drake heads to Omaha Sept. 19 for its final non-conference match of 2018. First kick with the Mavericks is scheduled for 6 p.m. Print Friendly Version Live Stats Story Linkscenter_img ESPN+ – Western Illinois Marquette edged the Bulldogs, 2-1, in their home opener Sept. 7. The Golden Eagles scored late after the Bulldogs had tied the game shortly out of halftime. Redshirt junior Vanessa Kavan (Lincoln, Neb.), who missed nearly all of the 2017 season due to injury, buried a penalty kick for her second career goal and first since the 2015 season. South Dakota is 3-1-2 since it dropped it season opener against Wyoming. Tiannah Moore has scored a team-leading four goals. Drake owns a 7-1-0 advantage all-time over the Coyotes. Kavan and her teammates will look to break out more scoring when they take on the Coyotes and Leathernecks in two of their final three non-conference matches. The team has scored two goals in a game this season just once and five total. Kavan has taken a team-high three shots on goal in the team’s past three matches. Sophomore Olivia Bruce (Lakeville, Minn.) has a team-best two goals.last_img read more