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Huskies season tickets now on sale

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Huskies have announced that season tickets for the upcoming 2018/19 NWJHL season are now officially on sale.Huskies president Mike Bacso said that the Huskies will play 17 of 18 home games at the North Peace Arena this season, with the 18th to be played at a college showcase in Grande Prairie.Season tickets cost $150 per adult for the season, which includes all playoff home games as well. Other perks include early entry on game days and discounts at the Huskies’ booster booth.- Advertisement -Single-game tickets for adults are $10 each.Bacso said that the team is expecting a big rush for season tickets at their home opener, which is taking place at the North Peace Arena on Friday, October 5th.Anyone who wants to get their season tickets early can contact the team via their Facebook page: read more

Boost for Arsenal? Brazilian defender claims talks are ongoing with the Gunners

first_imgVillarreal defender Gabriel Paulista claims his agent is in talks with Arsenal about a possible move.The 24-year-old Brazilian, who has impressed for the La Liga side following his 2013 move from Vitoria, but insists he ‘dreams’ of playing in the Premier League.Arsene Wenger is keen to reinforce his defensive options and has targeted Paulista, along with West Ham’s Winston Reid.The ‘Yellow Submarine’ want to take Costa Rica striker Joel Campbell on loan from the Gunners for the rest of the season, as part of the deal.And, speaking after Villarreal’s victory over Athletic Bilbao, the centre-back confirmed the north London giants are interested in signing him.“Whether I go to Arsenal or stay at Villarreal, I won’t lose my head,” Gabriel said. “I’m very calm. My head is at Villarreal and I’m very focused. My agent is working on making sure I continue being calm.”Gabriel spoke in a previous interview about his desire to play in England. “Playing in the Premier League is one of my dreams,” he said. “I have spoken to my agent about this.” Gabriel Paulista in action for Villarreal 1last_img read more

Mahrez future latest, Chelsea double plot, plus more gossip!

first_imgHere’s all the top transfer-related stories in Saturday’s newspapers…Chelsea will sign Leicester City midfielder N’Golo Kante, 25, for £30m over the weekend. They are also hopeful of signing Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly, 25, with Everton also interested in the Senegal international. (Daily Telegraph)Leicester forward Riyad Mahrez, 25, is also likely to leave the Premier League champions after turning down the offer of a new contract. (Guardian)Danny Drinkwater was expected to get an improved deal from Leicester but the 26-year-old midfielder says talks have not started.(Daily Mail)Manchester United will complete the £105m signing of Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba, 23, when the France international returns from holiday. (Sun)Dimitri Payet’s agent has denied the 29-year-old West Ham playmaker said that he would be “100%” staying with the Hammers. (Daily Express)Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is considering up the future of keeper Joe Hart, 29, as the club weighs up a move for PSV Eindhoven’s 25-year-old custodian Jeroen Zoet. (Daily Mail)Crystal Palace are considering a £20m move for West Brom striker Saido Berahino, 22. (Sun)Ligue 1 side Marseille are set to sign Aston Villa midfielder Carlos Sanchez, 30. (Birmingham Mail)West Brom have offered Leicester City £9m for full-back Jeffrey Schlupp, 23.(Daily Telegraph)Norwich are interested in signing Blackburn defender Grant Hanley, 24.(Daily Express)And here are the latest headlines…? Transfer rumours and paper review – Saturday, July 16 1last_img read more


first_imgFormer international athlete and RTE pundit, Jerry Kieran, will perform the official opening of the Danny McDaid Athletics Track on Saturday afternoon at the Aura Leisure Centre in Letterkenny.Kiernan is a former Irish team mate of Danny’s who has run under four minutes for the mile, has a personal best of 2:12:20 for the marathon and was winner of the Dublin City Marathon in 1982 and 1992. He was also a club mate of Donegal’s double Olympian when the pair ran with Clonliffe Harriers when they were based in Dublin.A top class track and international track and field event has been organised to mark the occasion by Letterkenny Athletic Club. Looking ahead to the eagerly anticipated sporting spectacle, which is expected to attract a huge crowd, Danny said he’s excited about the event.“I met with the club chairman, Brendan McDaid, last July and that was the first time we tried to put a programme in place for the opening of the track. We certainly never envisaged that we would end up staging such a major event. To have secured 120 top class athletes for Saturday’s meeting is a great achievement,” Danny said.Letterkenny Athletic Club Chairman, Brendan McDaid, explained that the event is very much aimed at families.“We have received great support from the business people of the town and without their generosity, the event could not have been pulled together. We are appealing to as many people as possible to come along and enjoy what will be a great family day. We also hope it will be a day we can all look back on with pride and satisfaction. With that in mind, admission for adults is only five euro, with children being admitted free. We have also put together a souvenir programme which will be on sale at a cost of four euro,” he said. The chairman added: “We’ve hung or hat on the sub four minute challenge – we have two Kenyan athletes coming and we are confident they, along with a few Irish runners, will run under four minutes for the mile. We have the likes of Conor Bradley from City of Derry who has a personal best of 4:02, while our own track specialists of Darren Mooney, Ruairi Finnegan and Danny Mooney will also be in the field.“While the sub-four minute mile challenge will be the highlight, there will be a lot of top quality races and field events during the evening which will give the crowd a rare opportunity to see talented athletes up close.”Among the big names confirmed for the event are European cross country champion, Fionnuala Britton, top European 400 metre runner, Brian Gregan and multi-eventer, Kelly Proper, who claimed three national titles at the Irish indoor championships in Athlone earlier this year.Local athletes who will be mixing it with the best include national triple jump champion, Mary McLoone of Tir Conaill AC, Finn Valley shot putter, John Kelly and Letterkenny AC’s Kieran Doherty.The big weekend of athletics gets underway on Friday evening with a five mile road race taking place at 7.30 pm. Registrations will be taken from 6.30 pm. Proceedings commence on Saturday afternoon at the Danny McDaid Athletics Track with a juvenile programme from 3 pm to 4 pm. The first senior event will be the one hour race at 4.15 pm, with the official opening of the track scheduled for 5.30 pm. This will be followed by a top quality programme which will conclude around 7.45 pm. Letterkenny AC’s 40th anniversary function will be held in the Station House Hotel after the meet, with the meal being served at 9 pm. Tickets are priced 20 euro and can be obtained from any committee member. MC for the night of reflection and chat will be Highland Radio’s Charlie Collins.RTE PUNDIT KIERNAN TO OPEN DANNY MCDAID ATHLETICS TRACK was last modified: May 12th, 2013 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:Danny McDaid AThletics TrackJerry Kiernanlast_img read more


first_imgThe Government was under pressure to finally release a secret file into the sinking of a Donegal trawler last night after a documentary on the debacle won a prestigious international award.Courageous Helena Gallagher has battled for years to find out what exactly happened to her father’s boat after it sank off the coast off Rathlin O’Byrne Island in 1975. Hughie Gallagher was one of six men who lost their lives when the Evelyn Marie went under after it was thought to have hit a reef.But now a documentary into the mystery, entitled ‘Searching for Answers’, has scooped a Gold Award at the New York Festivals Radio Award shaming the Irish Government even more.The award has justified Helena’s years of work in trying to get to the bottom of the mystery but also highlighted the refusal by the Government to hand over a file on the matter to the heartbroken families of those who drowned.Last night Helena dedicated the award to her late father and all those who drowned at sea and vowed to continue to discover how the doomed vessel really sank. “This is a fantastic tribute to everyone involved in and who worked on the documentary. But our search still goes on to try and get the Government to release these files.“What have they got to hide from releasing these files if there is nothing damaging inside them,” she asked.The boat, which operated out of Killybegs, was just a year old and was fitted with the latest equipment with a very experienced crew.Four of the men on the boat including Helena’s father Hughie were never found.A preliminary report was ordered into the incident by then Minister for Transport and Power, Peter Barry, but was never made public.And only recently Minister Phil Hogan also said he was not in a position to release the files. Helena, 39, from Arranmore Island, made a documentary for RTE radio in an effort to get some answers to many of her family and the other victim’s family’s questions.As well as her own tragic situation, Helena also highlights another incident less than two years later in November 1976 when another five men were drowned when the Carrig Una went down at the same location.In 2006 Ms Gallagher contacted the Government and requested a copy of the findings of the report into the incident.She was told in a letter from the Government that no formal enquiry had been carried out into both sinkings and that the Government was also refusing to release the details of the findings of two preliminary enquiries. “I think this is a complete insult to all these families that 36 years after my father and these other men were lost that we are still fighting to get this report.“It makes me think that they are hiding something from us. That’s what I take from that. If there wasn’t a problem, why not release the details,” she said.Ms Gallagher even confronted former Taoiseach Brian Cowen recently when he visited Arranmore Island and asked him why the findings of the report had not been released.However nobody has yet come back to Helena on the matter.“How long does it take for someone to go down to a locker and check these files?“We are talking about the death of 11 people. If the same number of people had been killed in a road accident, there would have been a full public report on the incident released.“It is very difficult for everyone but especially because of the fact that some of the men were never recovered. If you don’t have a body then you don’t have a grave to visit. It just doesn’t give the family any closure.“I knew I would be opening up a lot of old wounds for people by starting this journey because I was back 35 years but the pain is still very raw for a lot of people.“But because I was so young at the time there was a lot of questions that I needed answered so that’s why I embarked on it,” she said.EndsRTE AWARD WINNER DEMANDS ANSWERS ON TRAGEDY THAT KILLED HER DAD was last modified: June 22nd, 2011 by gregShare 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


first_imgDonegal has been voted one of the best places to live in Ireland.The county earned a joint first place ranking with Co. Louth in a list compiled by scored a 4/5 ranking for Quality of Life, earning the title of #2 Most Liked County in Ireland. Rating website gathered fewer than 10,000 ratings for more than 2,500 places in Ireland.  Eight towns in Donegal were placed on the Best Places in Ireland list.Ardara earned a 18th place slot with a Quality of Life rating of 4.2/5. Other placed Donegal towns are Buncrana (#32), Gweedore (#34), Moville (#39), Letterkenny (#75), Glenties (#76), Donegal Town (#88) and Raphoe (#131).Visitors and residents of the county can also rate towns.Ardara received glowing reviews. One commenter said, “Wished I could live in Ardara, great place and people.” Another visitor’s comment reads: “My first visit to this lovely village this summer. Beautiful beaches and mountains nearby. Friendly people, lots to see and do. I shall come back again.”Thousands of people voted for Donegal on a list of questions including cost of living, local services, schools, environment, law and order and sense of community.JUST WHAT WE THOUGHT – DONEGAL IS A TOP PLACE TO LIVE! was last modified: October 25th, 2013 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:Best Place To LiveCountydonegallikeplace.ielast_img read more


first_imgDamien Mc Cauley demonstrates how weak the blocks are from his house built in 2006 . all the out wall have to be replace at his family home, and his family had to be moved out. Photo Brian McDaidA large crowd is expected at a meeting arranged for tonight to discuss the cracking and crumbling of homes acros Donegal as a result of defective blocks.Hundreds of householders are expected to attend the meeting which has been organised by the Micra Action group.The first public meeting held on the widespread cracking and crumbling of homes across the county caused by defective building blocks will be held at the An Grianan Hotel in Burt at 7.30pm. Damien Mc Cauley demonstrates how weak the blocks are from his house built in 2006 . all the out wall have to be replace at his family home, and his family had yo be moved out. Photo Brian McDaidThe meeting organised by the Mica Action Group, which is campaigning for a redress scheme from the government, is urging all homeowners affected or those interested in finding out more about this issue to attend the meeting to discuss the situation with the group and some experts.A number of Donegal TD’s and elected representatives will also be there to listen and to talk to those affected.Chairperson of the Micra Action Grpup, William McElhinney said the meeting wil hear foirst-hand how people’s live have been destroyed by the defective blocks.“This meeting will help us send a very strong message to Dublin that this problem is widespread and is having a devastating impact on the lives of affected homeowners across the County. “The Government do not believe this to be a major problem in Donegal and yet every day we are receiving calls and emails from people who are very worried that their homes are cracking and may also be built with defective blocks.“This public meeting is a great opportunity to create awareness of what we have been doing and to enable affected homeowners to talk about the devastating impact this has had on their lives. It also offers us an opportunity to provide information and to answer some of the key questions and concerns that affected homeowners may have.”The meeting will also give the Mica Action Group an opportunity to present some of the key findings from its own survey of affected homes.Political Representatives, County Councillors and the County Manager, Seamus Neely, have also been invited.* The Mica Action Group was formed earlier this year by individuals whose homes are cracking due to defective blocks. The objective of the group is to seek a redress scheme from the government for homeowners affected by this issue. The group has engaged with government on a local and on a national level and are demanding that an independent panel be set up to determine the exact scale and the cause of the problem in the county. HUGE MEETING TO HEAR HOW DEFECTIVE BLOCKS HAVE WRECKED HOMEOWNER’S LIVES was last modified: November 17th, 2014 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:blocksdefectivedonegalmeetingMicra Action grouplast_img read more

Ready, Aim, Flower

first_imgHow does a plant know the time to flower?  A new study describes a process involving genes, sunlight sensors, switches, clocks, feedback loops and messages.The research, published in Science,1  focused on a protein that is sensitive to day length.  The longer the day, the more the protein is produced.  Its activity is controlled by the circadian clock, a set of genes and proteins that keep time in all plants and animals.  In the lab plant Arabidopsis, this protein, named FKF1, is allowed (when the days become long enough) to activate another protein that activates flowering.  This second protein, though, has to travel from the leaves where it is made to the tips of the stem.  There, it turns on the flowering system.The paper described the complexity of the system:The FKF1 photoperiod sensor uses multiple, partially redundant switches to allow strong activation in long days. As the Sun rises higher in the sky each day when spring approaches, plants can sense the increased intensity in the blue-light range of the spectrum each afternoon through multiple photoreceptors, including FKF1. The complexity of this mechanism even in a temperate species such as Arabidopsis suggests that it has the flexibility to regulate successful reproduction in a wide range of environments.In other words, their lab plant has probably one of the simpler systems.  Seasonal response is probably even more complex in some plants and animals, but even bacteria are known to have circadian clocks of Paley-like complexity.  Neither the paper nor the summary on PhysOrg mentioned evolution.1. Song, Smith et al., “FKF1 Conveys Timing Information for CONSTANS Stabilization in Photoperiodic Flowering,” Science 25 May 2012:Vol. 336 no. 6084 pp. 1045-1049, DOI: 10.1126/science.1219644.No comment, except: Darwin lovers, when are you going to face the reality that Paley was right? (10/31/2008). (Visited 45 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Comair opens Dar es Salaam routes

first_img19 August 2010Comair Limited, operator of low-cost airline and the British Airways franchise in South Africa, is again expanding its African network, and will soon be offering five return flights a week between Johannesburg and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.British Airways will be operating the new route from 2 November, and the flights will also be integrated and sold through the distribution network.“We look forward to including Dar es Salaam in our growing regional network,” Comair network development manager Stuart Cochrane said in a statement last month.“The growth of this network is part of our ongoing commitment to the South African government’s airlift strategy, which aims to improve access to and from South Africa for both business and tourism.”Daily service on the cardsComair will commence with five return flights per week, the full allocation granted to it by the International Air Services Licensing Council. However, Cochrane said Comair’s intention would be to grow this route to a daily service as soon as possible.Cochrane said the introduction of additional flights to Dar es Salaam would bring a much-needed alternative service – and competitive pricing – to a market that was currently only serviced by one airline operator.“Tanzania is a beautiful country and is rapidly becoming a desirable business and tourist destination,” he said. “We are looking forward to developing this route as a successful addition to our network.”SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

South Africa’s first gold at Fina Championships

first_img27 July 2015Distance swimming ace Chad Ho won South Africa’s first 5km gold medal in the open water swim on Saturday, during the Federation Internationale de Natation (Fina) World Championships taking place in Kazan, Russia.His victory comes six years after he made history as the first South African to win a medal in open water swimming at the global showpiece when he finished the 5km in third place in Rome, in 2009.“I’m over the moon; I honestly couldn’t believe the result,” Ho said after winning the title.“Today’s race was brutal, the wind was something else, and I had to fight the wind just to get a nice line.”Ho won the race by the narrowest of margins, beating Germany’s Rob Muffels thanks to a photo-finish reading, with the two posting matching times of 55:17.6.Muffels claimed the silver medal while Matteo Furlan of Italy bagged bronze in a time of 55:20.00.“I know that I had done the work and it paid off in the end. going into the last 400m I told myself ‘you can do this’ and I repeated this a few times as I sprinted for the finish line,” Ho said about the tight finish for the victory.“As I entered the final sprint I wanted to be close to the left lane rope so that I could breathe to the right.“I saw Rob and Matteo and thought ‘oh no’ but I found my legs and my second wind. That’s what open water swimming is all about, the very close finishes like today.”The pool events start on 2 August, when South Africa’s Olympic gold medallists Chad le Clos and Cameron van der Burgh will start their respective campaigns.They will be joined by Sebastien Rousseau, Ayrton Sweeney and Myles Brown as the only members of the country’s swimming contingent.Watch Ho talk about his win:The championshipsFina, the International Swimming Federation, is the organisation recognised by the International Olympic Committee for managing international competition in aquatics.It holds the championships every two years, in which athletes compete in swimming, diving, high diving, open water swimming, synchronised swimming and water polo.The first competition took place in 1973.Source: News24Wirelast_img read more