U18 Strikers to compete in Tier 2 Provincials

first_imgThe win is a significant one for Fort St. John, as the U18 Strikers have yet to play at the Tier 2 level, usually competing for Provincials in the third tier.The Strikers have one more tournament in hand before competing in Provincials. The team will travel to Edmonton, and then it’s off to Calgary for their first taste of the Tier 2 Provincial championships.Provincials will take place the weekend of March 16-18.- Advertisement –last_img

FSJ Resident sick from contaminated meat

first_imgTwo Northern B.C. residents, one from Fort St. John, are sick as a result of Listeriosis (pronounced “Lis-Steer-ee-OH-sis”), a potentially deadly form of food poisoning.A spreading outbreak of the bacteria has left one person dead and dozens more sick across Canada. The illness is suspected to be linked to contaminated ready-to-eat deli meats produced at Maple Leaf Consumer Foods plant in Toronto since June 2nd.They have been distributed to fast-food restaurants, institutions, nursing homes, hospitals and supermarket delis across Canada.Advertisement – Advertisement -The Public Health Agency of Canada says that most of the victims, whose age averages 65, are believed to have eaten the same food in nursing homes and hospitals in July.Twenty-three ready-to-eat deli meats have been recalled and the Maple Leaf production plant in Toronto has been temporarily shut down.Advertisement In addition, a review has been launched into food safety procedures at the facility. The recall, which was instigated Sunday by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, initially included only two varieties of packaged meat, after some of the products tested positive for low levels of the bacteria found in the environment.The Vancouver Sun quotes Sonya Kruger, of Northern Health, as saying the B.C. patients confirmed to have been affected by the meat were already in hospital when they fell ill. One of the patients lives in Prince George, the other in Fort St. John, and were in different hospitals when the illness hit.In addition, at least three other suspected cases in B.C. are under investigation. In confirming the connection between the recalled meat and the illness, a doctor with the BC Centre for Disease Controlis quoted by the Sun as saying that the B.C. patients are still undergoing treatment.She said they are adults, but not elderly, and they both have underlying conditions which put them at higher risk. She added the patients got sick in June and July but she was not able to say whether they are still in hospital.However, Doctor Perry Kendall, the Chief Provincial Health Officer, says both are in long term care facilities and recovering.Restaurants, grocery stores, nursing homes and other possible consumers of the products, are now being contacted to ensure the meat is out of their meals and off their shelves.For a list of what has been recalled Click Herelast_img read more

Bill seeks protection for homeless

first_imgHomeless advocates say change is needed in response to growing violence against the homeless. The number of reported homeless attacks jumped 65 percent nationwide over the past year, resulting in 122 attacks and 20 deaths in 2006, according to the coalition’s most recent study released in February. California saw 11 attacks in eight cities in 2006, but the homeless say countless incidents go undocumented. Gregory Chapman, 50, said he was attacked four or five times in downtown Sacramento last year with frozen paintballs while sleeping in his bedroll on the sidewalk at night. “You can’t really hear anything because the paintballs are really quiet,” Chapman said. “Then you hear poof, poof, poof.” Chapman said it was impossible to know who shot at him. His assailants always escape in their vehicles. “To me, that is a hate crime because they’re deliberately throwing it at homeless people,” said Sister Libby Fernandez, executive director of one of Sacramento’s homeless services center, Loaves and Fishes. Sometimes the assailants are caught and brought to justice, such as in the beating of John Jewett two winters ago. Jewett’s two attackers – one a juvenile – were convicted of attacking him with a tree branch and pipe in midtown Sacramento, scratching his cornea and splitting one nostril. Other times, a life is lost without explanation. Ken Massie, a 50-ish homeless man who camped out on the American River Parkway, was shot to death by a masked gunman back in February 2002. His name is now inscribed on a memorial wall at Loaves and Fishes. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SACRAMENTO – All Neil Kesler heard was “Hey, homie” before a teenager’s fist slammed into his face. The 44-year-old homeless man and his female companion were riding their bicycles to a pizza parlor last March. Five boys trailed them as they got off a light rail train and attacked them over a catwalk. One carried a video camera. “They were videotaping it like they were doing it for a Web site,” said Crystal Hanna, the other victim. Standing a year later inside a homeless park, Hanna is still shocked that teenage boys would attack a woman simply because she has no place to call home. Hoping to remove the stigma of homelessness and curb future attacks, state Sen. Darrell Steinberg has introduced a bill to make attacking homeless people a hate crime. The bill, Senate Bill 122, would add a person’s homeless status along with disability, gender, nationality and race to criteria for hate crimes. Prosecutors could seek up to a year in jail and $5,000 in fines. “It horrifies me that this kind of behavior can occur,” said Steinberg, who said his bill “will send a message that we ought to do everything we can to tell people that this is unacceptable.” Steinberg, a Democrat, made his mark in the Assembly as the author of Proposition 63, which is now funding the expansion of state mental health services. His new bill puts California alongside a small but growing number of states considering tougher laws in response to more visible attacks on the homeless. Often conducted by young adults with no apparent motive, some of these so-called “bum fights” are taped and posted on the Web. According to the National Coalition For The Homeless, Florida, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nevada and Texas have introduced similar legislation to make attacks on the homeless hate crimes. The proposals have been spurred by cases such as the death of 54-year-old August Felix in Florida, who was fatally beaten and kicked by four youths. Police there accused attackers of terrorizing the homeless man “for sport.” last_img read more

Court denies Diaz retrial

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventLast December, a three-justice panel from the 2nd District Court of Appeal reversed Diaz’s conviction for attempted murder for an attack on her aunt, Sylvia Flores, along with a special circumstance finding of multiple murder. The appellate court panelists found that the trial court “erroneously limited consideration of evidence that defendant thought her boyfriend would only frighten the people inside the house by pretending to rob them and did not know of his plan to kill.” During her trial in Norwalk Superior Court, Diaz testified that she and Naranjo agreed to stage a fake robbery at the home to draw her family closer because she believed her aunt and uncle were having marital problems. She acknowledged cutting duct tape for Naranjo so her family could be tied up, but denied taking part in the killings of her uncle and her three cousins. During her trial, the prosecution presented a March 1999 letter in which Diaz wrote to Naranjo that the “best job is to kill people professionally” – a missive that she testified was “just words.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LOS ANGELES – The California Supreme Court has refused to review the case against a young woman convicted, along with her boyfriend, of the slayings of four members of her adoptive family in Pico Rivera. Monica Diaz was found guilty in February 2004 of first-degree murder for the July 21, 2000, stabbing deaths of her uncle, Richard Flores, 42, and his children: Richard, 17; Sylvia Jr., 13; and Matthew, 10. Diaz, who was 16 at the time of the killings, was sentenced in April 2004 to life in prison. Diaz’s high school sweetheart, Michael Naranjo, was 17 at the time. He pleaded guilty in October 2003 to the murders and was also sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. last_img read more

Man United ace refusing transfer so he can leave for free next summer

first_img Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Luke Shaw will leave Manchester United as a free agent next summer after rejecting the chance to join Everton.Shaw, the full-back, has one year left on his contract at Old Trafford that was penned when he left Southampton for the Red Devils in 2014. Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing 2 IN DEMAND LATEST LIVING THE DREAM REVEALED The 23-year-old became the most expensive full-back in world football when bought for £30million that summer, but he has started just 37 Premier League matches heading into the start of his fifth season at United.He has failed to establish himself under Jose Mourinho, the club’s current manager, despite being offered the chance to do so, and it is believed Shaw has been made available for transfer this summer. Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ targets The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer TOP WORK RANKED targets Shaw was signed for £30m in the summer of 2014 Latest transfer news Shaw has been made available for transfer by Manchester United three-way race However, according to the Sunday Times, Shaw will not leave United this year and will instead depart as a free agent when his contract runs out next summer.It is reported that the England international has already rejected the chance to sign for Everton, as he does not want to be forced out of Old Trafford. Shaw’s reluctance to leave is complicating United’s move to sign Alex Sandro, the Juventus left-back. The Red Devils are said to have provisionally agreed terms with the Brazil defender, but they are unwilling to match Juve’s asking price. moving on 2last_img read more


first_imgend of an era: goobye to this for pupils at ColáisteDonegal Education and Training Board are delighted to confirm that today marks the official handover of the new Coláiste Ailigh School Building to the Principal, Staff and Students.Ruairí Quinn, T.D., Minister for Education and Skills announced on 12th November 2012 that eight schools were being constructed in 7 different counties under a single Public Private Partnership (PPP) contract including Coláiste Ailigh, Leitir Ceanainn.Construction of the new Coláiste Ailigh building commenced in November 2012 at Donegal ETB’s site at Knocknamona/Carnamuggagh, Letterkenny. The contractors, BAM PPP completed the construction of the new School in a 51 week period.The new state of the art facility will cater for 350 pupils. The official Opening of the new Building will take place in the Spring of 2014.Donegal ETB is most grateful to the Minister for Education and Skills, Ruairí Quinn, T.D., together with his predecessors in the Department of Education and Skills for authorising this project to proceed to construction stage. Donegal ETB also wishes to extend its thanks to the National Development Finance Agency (NDFA) for its assistance with the project.Donegal ETB also wishes to thank all those who have assisted in bringing this project to completion, including the staff, past and present of the College, the Principal, Micheál Ó Giobúin, past and present Chairpersons and members of the Donegal ETB [formerly Donegal VEC], Boards of Management and Parents Associations of the School, our CEO, Mr Shaun Purcell, and former CEOs. Coláiste Ailigh was established in 2000. It is an All-Irish Second Level School. The School falls under the remit of Donegal Education and Training Board [formerly Co. Donegal Vocational Education Committee]Colaiste Ailigh is one of eight schools which comprise the third PPP contract (Bundle 3) in the Department of Education and Skills Schools PPP Programme which is being procured and delivered by the National Development Finance Agency on behalf of the Department of Education and Skills.Is mian le Bord Oideachais agus Oiliúna Dhún na nGall a chuir in iúil ( ó inniu, Déardaoin 7 Samhain 2013) go bhfuil an foirgneamh scoile nua Coláiste Ailigh a thabhairt anonn go hoifigiúil don Phríomhoide, Foireann agus do na Daltaí Scoile.D’fhógair an tAire Oideachais & Scileanna, Ruairí Quinn, TD., ar an 12 Samhain 2012 go mbeadh 8 (ochtar) scoil nó foirgnimh úra á gcur ar fáil i 7 gcontae dhifriúla faoin tsamhail Comhpháirtíochta Príobháidí Poiblí (CPP) – ina measc bhí Coláiste Ailigh, Leitir Ceanainn. Bhí tús déanta ar na tógáil uile seo i mí na Samhna 2012 ar an suíomh seo atá c.8.8 acra talaimh ag Cnoc na Móna / Carnamuggagh, Leitir Ceanainn. Rinne na Conraitheoirí BAM CPP an foirgnimh a chríochnú i 51 seachtain ina iomláine.Tá áit anseo do bhreis agus 350 mac léinn chun freastal ar an scoil nua seo, agus beidh an Oscailt Oifigiúil ann san Earrach 2014 (dáta go fóill le socrú). Tá Bord Oideachais agus Oiliúna Dhún na nGall an-bhuíoch don Aire Oideachais & Scileanna, Ruairí Quinn, TD., i dteannta a chuid réamhtheachtaí sa Roinn Oideachais & Scileanna as an tionscadal seo a thabhairt fhad le céim na tógála. Ba mhaith le Bord Oideachais agus Oiliúna Dhún na nGall buíochas fós a ghabháil leis an Ghníomhaireacht Náisiúnta Forbartha Airgeadais (GNFA) as an chomhairle agus cuidiú leis an tionscadal seo a thabhairt chun críche. Ba mhaith le Bord Oideachais agus Oiliúna Dhún na nGall fós a mbuíochas a chuir in iúl do gach duine a thug an Tionscadal seo chun críoch, sé sin foireann agus iar-fhoireann an Choláiste féin, an Phríomhoide, Micheál Ó Giobúin, an Cathaoirleach agus Iar-Chathaoirligh an Bord Oideachais agus Oiliúna Dhún na nGall (sé sin Coiste Gairmoideachais Chontae Dhún na nGall roimhe) agus an Príomhfheidhmeannach faoi láthair, Seán Puirséil, agus na Príomhoifigí Feidhmiúcháin roimhe.Críoch.Nóta BreiseBunaíodh Coláiste Ailigh sa bhliain 2000. Is Scoil Lán-Ghaeilge Dara Leibhéal atá ann. Titeann an scoil faoi chúram Bord Oideachais agus Oiliúna Dhún na nGall (sé sin Coiste Gairmoideachais Chontae Dhún na nGall roimhe). Tá Coláiste Ailigh mar cheann amháin do na ochtar (8) foirnimh scoile nua atá mar pháirt do Beartán 3 ón Chomhpháirtíocht Príobháidí Poiblí (CPP) leis an Ghníomhaireacht Náisiúnta Forbartha Airgeadais (GNFA) agus atá faoi stiúir an Roinn Oideachais & Scileanna.KEYS HANDED OVER TO PRINCIPAL FOR NEW COLÁISTE AILIGH BUILDING was last modified: November 7th, 2013 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

Red-hot Valley

first_imgNationally, the economy is growing nicely, and in California and Los Angeles County, it’s stable. But in the San Fernando Valley, it’s red-hot. And that’s no accident. It’s the product of hard work from countless local leaders and groups that decided they weren’t going to wait in vain for City Hall or Sacramento to start looking out for the Valley. They were going to take that task on for themselves. Just look at what the Valley’s business organizations, entrepreneurs, workers and families have achieved. Unemployment claims in the Valley reached an all-time low in October. According to the San Fernando Valley Economic Research Center at California State University, Northridge, the Valley has shed as much unemployment in the past seven quarters as it did in all six years of the previous economic recovery. 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 And unlike, say, the dot-com boom that briefly propelled that other Valley – Silicon – in the late 1990s, the Valley’s economic resurgence is dependent on no single industry. It represents growth in a diverse range of sectors, with entertainment, trade and construction leading the way. As with the rest of the nation, manufacturing in the Valley continues to struggle, but losses there are more than offset in other areas. And because most of the businesses thriving in the Valley are small, setbacks at a single company are unlikely to do much harm to the economy overall. In other words, the economy isn’t only strong now, it’s built on a solid foundation that should keep it secure no matter what lies ahead. Much credit for this success is due to the Economic Alliance of the San Fernando Valley, which last week celebrated the creation of 125,000 jobs over the past five years. The Valley Industry and Commerce Association and local chambers of commerce have also played key roles, and CSUN has invaluably tracked the data. But most of all, credit goes to all those who have chosen to invest, work, play and live in the Valley. These are the people who fight to preserve the Valley’s heritage as a diverse, comfortable middle-class enclave. This community’s leadership doesn’t come from faraway bureaucrats and self-serving politicians, but from the people within it. 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

Picture special: Excitement as Anglo Celt Cup visits St Eunan’s academy

first_imgChildren at St Eunan’s GAA club’s Century Cinemas Sunday Morning Academy had a special visitor yesterday.The budding young stars were excited as the Anglo Celt Cup arrived at O’Donnell Park.A week after Donegal overcame Fermanagh in the Ulster SFC final in Clones, the eager youngsters at St Eunan’s were able to get their hands on Ulster football’s big prize. St Eunan’s men Shaun Patton, Caolan Ward and Eamonn Doherty were part of the Donegal squad that won Ulster while Andrew McGovern is the goalkeeping coach.Picture special: Excitement as Anglo Celt Cup visits St Eunan’s academy was last modified: July 2nd, 2018 by Chris McNultyShare 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

Race for No. 1: 49ers plummet; Raiders up to No. 2

first_imgRemaining schedule: at … How the race for the No. 1 pick in the NFL draft is playing out going into Week 16 after the 49ers upset Seattle and the Raiders fell in Cincinnati:Arizona (3-11)Lost to Atlanta 40-14Appear to be cruising to the No. 1 overall pick after blowout loss (coupled with 49ers win). Remains to be seen what remaining division opponents will be playing for in terms of playoff seeding. The Cardinals hold an advantage over the Raiders based on strength of schedule.last_img

United Airlines emergency at Sydney

first_imgA United Airlines 747-400, flight 840, was forced to return to Sydney today after it blew several tires on take-off for Los Angeles.Upon its return after dumping fuel it was stuck on the main north south runway causing major delays to other flights.Sydney Airport released a statement saying passengers and crew on board the plane are in the process of returning to the terminal.“This has caused delays to some international operations however all domestic flights are operating as scheduled,” the statement said.“Passengers travelling internationally are advised to contact their individual airline to confirm their flight details.”Pictures obtained by www.AirlineRatings.com show a number of tires were shredded.The pilots needed to dump fuel to reduce the aircraft’s landing weight to 295 tons. The aircraft’s maximum take-off weight is 396 tons althought it is not known if the 747-400 was at its maximum take-off weight.last_img read more