Ice rink back open at Pomeroy Sport Centre

first_imgAs a result, employees had to manually operate the cooling system in order to keep the facility up and running.The solution to the minor problem requires the ordering of the part, which already has been done, and is expected to arrive and be installed this Friday.Despite operating the cooling system manually, the arena suffered minor setbacks and the ice rink is open for public use.- Advertisement -Luckily the problem was caught before it resulted in a major issue, as the facility has a busy upcoming few months, with hockey tournament season quickly approaching, and speed skating competitions to be held at the complex.last_img

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NPSS Grizzlies perform well in Rugby and Track

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Senior Boys and Girls rugby teams played exhibition matches against PWA and Dawson Creek on Wednesday last week in front of a home crowd.The boys dominated, tuning up for playoffs. The girls played 12s against a team comprised of players from both PWA and Dawson Creek. They took a big win, using it as an opportunity to prep for a club tournament in Prince George this coming weekend. The boys will play their first playoff game this Wednesday at home. Kick off is 4:15.NPSS Grizzlies Senior Boys Rugby Team in action. Source NPSS AthleticsThe Track team was in Prince George for the Zone Championship last week. North Peace sent 5 athletes. Kenzie Chilcott finished 1st in the 1500m and 800m. Jordynn McPherson finished 3rd in the 1500m and 2nd in the 800m. Quinlan Snider finished 3rd in the 1500m. Congrats Grizzlies! – Advertisement –NPSS Grizzlies Track Team. Source NPSS AthleticsUp Next:The Ultimate Frisbee Team is off to Calgary on Friday this week for their first tournament. Good luck!last_img read more

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Wind, floods slam East Homes doused, flights canceled

first_imgNEW YORK (AP) — A powerful nor’easter pounded the East with wind and pouring rain Sunday, grounding airlines and threatening to create some of the worst coastal flooding some areas had seen in more than a decade. The storm flooded people out of their homes in the middle of the night in West Virginia and trapped others. Some inland states faced a threat of heavy snow. One person was killed as dozens of mobile homes were destroyed or damaged by wind in South Carolina. The storm system had been blamed for five deaths on Friday in Kansas and Texas. The Coast Guard warned mariners to head for port because wind up to 55 mph was expected to generate seas up to 20 feet high, Petty Officer Etta Smith said Sunday in Boston. Airlines canceled more than 400 flights at the New York area’s three major airports, said Steve Coleman, a spokesman for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Kennedy Airport, on the wind-exposed south side of Long Island, sustained wind of 30 to 35 mph with gusts to 48 mph, said weather service meteorologist Gary Conte. The storm forced the cancellation of five Major League Baseball games Sunday and gave runners in today’sMonday’s Boston Marathon something to worry about besides Heartbreak Hill. The race-day forecast called for 3 to 5 inches of rain, starting temperatures in the 30s and wind gusts up to 25 mph. “I don’t like that,” Kenya professional runner Stanley Leleito said playfully, burying his head in his hands when told of the forecast. “The problem is that wind,” he said. “But only rainy is OK.” Heavy rain and thunderstorms extended from Florida up the coast to New England on Sunday. Wind gusted to 71 mph at Charleston, S.C., weather service officials said. Storm warnings and watches were posted all along the East Coast, with flood warnings extending from North Carolina to the New York area. Winter storm warnings were in effect for parts of New England and eastern New York state. More than 5.5 inches of rain fell in the New York region by Sunday evening, the National Weather Service said. Up to 6 inches had been forecast to fall by today,Monday, and Conte said Sunday night’s high tide was likely to bring coastal flooding on Long Island and in parts of New York City. Gov. Eliot Spitzer sent 3,200 National Guard members to potential flood areas. On Saturday he said the storm could cause the most flooding New York has seen since a December 1992 nor’easter, which washed away beach and sand dunes, knocked out power and left thousands of people temporarily homeless, their houses standing in feet of water. Fallen tree limbs cut off power to 1,500 households on Long Island. and Fire Island Ferries suspended service to the island off the south shore of Long Island. Some residents of low-lying areas along the New Jersey shore packed up to leave. “This is going to be bad,” Shaun Rheinheimer said as he moved furniture to higher spots at his house on New Jersey’s Cedar Bonnet Island. Several highways were flooded around New Jersey. “We have crews out there helping disabled motorists, but my one word of advice is to stay home,” said state Transportation Commissioner Kris Kolluri. The storm also caused flash flooding in the mountains of southern West Virginia, where emergency services personnel rescued nearly two dozen people from homes and cars in Logan and Boone counties early Sunday. Two people were unaccounted for. “It’s about as bad as it can get,” said Logan, W.Va., Fire Chief Scott Beckett. “This thing came down at 2 or 3 in the morning, when people were sleeping in their beds. They just didn’t know what was happening.” Some remained trapped in their homes because roads were blocked by high water or mud, said Dean Meadows, Wyoming County emergency services director. “Our houses sit in the middle of the hill, and it’s all around us. I’m surrounded, it’s like a lake completely around us,” said Samantha Walker, 29, who was visiting her grandmother in Matheny. “We can’t get out even if we wanted to get out. Gov. Joe Manchin planned to issue an emergency disaster either Sunday evening or Monday morning, spokeswoman Lara Ramsburg said. Up to 2.5 inches of rain had fallen in southern West Virginia since early Saturday and streams were still rising Sunday, said weather service meteorologist Dan Bartholf in Charleston. At least 3 inches of rain fell in eastern Kentucky, where a 50-foot section of highway collapsed near Pikeville, said State Police Sgt. Jamey Kidd. No vehicles were caught by the collapse, he said. Dozens of homes were destroyed or blown off their foundations in several areas of South Carolina’s Sumter County, but authorities didn’t immediately know if the cause was a tornado or straight-line wind, said county emergency management director Robert Baker Jr. One person was killed and four were seriously injured, he said. In central Florida, a tornado damaged mobile homes in Dundee but no injuries were reported, police said. The storm also rained out Sunday’s Washington Nationals game with the New York Mets at New York’s Shea Stadium, the Pittsburgh Pirates home game against San Francisco, the Houston Astros at Philadelphia, the Kansas City Royals at Baltimore, and the Los Angeles Angels at Boston. Last weekend, snow dumped by another major storm system wiped out scheduled Mariners-Indians games at Cleveland for four straight days. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! 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DONEGAL COUNTY MUSEUM ‘BEST IN IRELAND’ SAYS MINISTER

first_imgA CABINET Minister has described the Donegal County Museum as ‘the best in Ireland’ during a speech to politicians.Gaeltacht and Arts Minister Jimmy Deenihan was speaking to members of the British Irish Parliamentary Assembly at a dinner function at the Rosapenna Hotel on Monday night.Politicians from throughout the islands were holding their bi-annual convention and body chairman and local TD Joe McHugh hosted dinner at the Downings hotel, a dinner paid for entirely through sponsorship. Mr Deenihan was speaking to the guests about the peace process and building relationships between all the residents on these islands.“I was at the Donegal County Museum today where they have the most wonderful exhibition on both the county’s role in the Great War and on the 17,000 people in Donegal who signed the Ulster Covenant,” said the Minister.“It was a fantastic display and I would recommend that everyone goes to Letterkenny to see it.“Donegal is years ahead of everyone else when it comes to diversity, dealing with the past and recognising all traditions. “The work of the county museum is the best in Ireland when it comes to that,” he added.   DONEGAL COUNTY MUSEUM ‘BEST IN IRELAND’ SAYS MINISTER was last modified: March 5th, 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) Tags:DONEGAL COUNTY MUSEUM ‘BEST IN IRELAND’ SAYS MINISTERlast_img read more

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FASHION: DISCOVER YOUR STYLE THIS EASTER AT MASSIVE EVOLVE SALE

first_imgThere’s no better time to enjoy great fashion than Spring time. And there’s no better place to get that great Spring fashion than Evolve Menswear.In the spirit of Spring, Easter & mid-term breaks, this weekend will probably see a mass exodus out of large cities towards hometowns dotted all over the country.Reunions often revolve around a substantial amount of eating – but that doesn’t mean elasticated waists are necessarily approved! Instead, you’ll want to opt for relaxed-fit jeans/trousers such as G-Star and maybe even a pair of comfortable yet stylish sweat bottoms like Adidas Originals. Then round out your look with pieces that work for lounging around just as well as catch-up lunches: casual shirts, lightweight knits and a couple of comfortable cotton T-shirts.A sturdy pair of shoes/boots comes in handy whether you’re stomping through grass on the Easter egg hunt or ploughing through sheets of rain on the way to the pub or cinema.Leather versions are highly recommended, while more delicate materials like suede are good if the weather is on our side.Or a good-looking pair of casual trainers will compliment most outfits these days. Evolve Menswear in the Letterkenny Retail Park is here for your every fashion need this weekend.Their massive Easter Sale has offers like a FREE Jack & Jones item when you buy 2; 20% Off G-Star & Peter Werth, jeans from €20 and many suits reduced.Call into Evolve Menswear today to avail of their smashing reductions so that you can look your best this holiday weekend. FASHION: DISCOVER YOUR STYLE THIS EASTER AT MASSIVE EVOLVE SALE was last modified: April 3rd, 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:donegalEvolveFashionletterkennylast_img read more

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Ventura County election update

first_imgSIMI VALLEY Ventura County Supervisor Judy Mikels was neck and neck with her two challengers for the 4th District seat, while incumbent Linda Parks appeared well ahead in the 2nd District. Mikels and challengers Jim Dantona and Peter Foy spent hundreds of thousands of dollars in their quest to represent the district that includes the Simi Valley-Moorpark areas. If no one wins more than 50 percent of the primary vote, the top two will be in a runoff in November. Mikels ran on her record representing the area since 1994, saying she helped keep Ventura County government in good financial condition while expanding services for her district. Foy, a Republican businessman and rancher, entered the race late but waged an aggressive campaign emphasizing cutting government waste and boosting support for law enforcement and fire protection. Dantona, a political consultant, attacked Mikels, saying she favored developers in conflicts with residents. Parks, who chairs the five-member board, took an early lead against environmental consultant Joe Gibson. Parks ran on her reputation of protecting the county’s open space and environment, while Gibson, who is chairman of the board of the Conejo Recreation and Park District, stressed the need for recreational and educational opportunities for children and families. Incumbent Ventura County Clerk Philip Schmit also took an early lead against challenger Daniel Martinez, the Oxnard city clerk. Six other incumbents ran unopposed for re-election, including District Attorney Greg Totten, Sheriff Bob Brooks, Treasurer-Tax Collector Lawrence Matheney, Assessor Dan Goodwin, Auditor-Controller Christine Cohen and County Superintendent of Schools Charles Weis. eric.leach@dailynews.com (805) 583-7602 AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2160Want 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

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Gardai have sent “substantial file” to DPP on Denis Donaldson murder, inquest told

first_imgA substantial file on the murder of former Sinn Fein member and British agent Denis Donaldson has now been sent by Gardai to the Director of Public Prosecutions for her consideration.Mr Donaldson, aged 55, was shot dead at a remote cottage on the outskirts of Glenties in Co Donegal in April, 2006. He had been living there since being exposed as an MI5 agent the previous year.An inquest into Mr Donaldson’s death was adjourned for the 19th time yesterday (Wed) at Letterkenny Coroner’s Court.The inquest had previously been adjourned on August 31st, 2016 after a person was charged with the alleged withholding of information about the death.On that occasion, Superintendent Michael Finan applied to have the inquest adjourned under Section 25.1 of the Coroner’s Act.The late Denis DonaldsonCoroner Dr Denis McCauley said that because criminal proceedings were due to take place, the inquest was put on hold to allow these proceedings to take place.However, another Judgement in the High Court on November 23rd, 2017 in favour of a Michael Sweeney meant that Gardai could not take proceedings against the person involved in the Denis Donaldson case.This case is being appealed to the Supreme Court and could take up to a year to be heard, the coroner’s court was told.If the High Court decision is overturned then criminal proceedings can be re-entered in the case.Superintendent Finan told the court that a “substantial file” on the Donaldson case was finally sent to the DPP on July 31st last for consideration.He said a decision on this file could take approximately six months.The court was told that the Donaldson family have been kept informed of developments and are due to meet with Gardai next month to be briefed on the case.Coroner Dr McCauley said that he did not want to seem to interfere or speed up any process but he thought he should “check in” to view the status of the case.He said he understood the Garda’s position and said he understood that if the evidence is favourable then the DPP will consider the charges again.He adjourned the case for mention until March 13th next for mention.Gardai have sent “substantial file” to DPP on Denis Donaldson murder, inquest told was last modified: September 26th, 2018 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:Denis DonaldsonGardaiGlentiesinquestmurdershotlast_img read more

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Some Zenit fans accuse own player of getting deliberately sent off for unique reason

first_img Expect the most sensational fan displays in world football prior to kick-off in both matches A group of Zenit supporters have accused their midfielder Leandro Paredes of getting deliberately sent off last weekend against Akhmat Grozny.The Russian fans believe their Argentinian midfielder purposefully crunched an opposition player so that he would be suspended for their next match and able to return home to watch his beloved Boca Juniors – who he played for from the age of eight – take on River Plate in the Copa Libertadores final. 2 2 Leandro Paredes is a life-long Boca Juniors lover Paredes produced a horrific challenge on Ravanelli Ferreira dos Santos in the 82nd minute of his side’s 1-0 win over Akhmat and will now miss Sunday’s match against CSKA Moscow as a result.Meanwhile, back home in Argentina, his boyhood club Boca are preparing for Saturday’s first leg of ‘the final of the century’ against bitter enemies River in South America’s Champions League equivalent.The two sides have hated one another for over a century and share what many believe to be the fiercest football rivalry on planet Earth. This year, for the first time, both teams have made it all the way to the Libertadores final and so are set to bring their unique level of hatred to the ultimate stage.Leandro Paredes grew up in Boca Juniors’ academy and only left the club in 2014, hence why some Zenit fans are now speculating he deliberately picked up a red card.Despite this, there has not yet been any official investigation into these claims.last_img read more

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BREAKING TRAVEL NEWS: GARDAI WARN ABOUT DANGEROUS OIL SPILL IN LIFFORD

first_imgGardai are warning drivers to take extra care after a large oil spill in the Lifford area this morning.The spill stretches form the border across to Castlefin and road conditions are said to be treacherous.Gardai have appealed to drivers to slow down and to take care on the road. There have been a couple of minor skids but no serious accidents as a result.EndsBREAKING TRAVEL NEWS: GARDAI WARN ABOUT DANGEROUS OIL SPILL IN LIFFORD was last modified: October 6th, 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:Liffordoil spilllast_img read more

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Pomona stops Baldwin Park

first_img Pomona evened its record at 3-3, but the 1-0 mark in league play gave hope that the Red Devils could start a run for the playoffs. Meanwhile, the game was a setback for Baldwin Park (4-2, 0-1), which suffered its second loss of the season. Coaches could be heard screaming at the Braves from across the field during an intense halftime speech, and the team rallied with maximum effort only to fall short in overtime. Alford, who had 252 of his rushing yards in the first half, improved his career-high by three yards, and scored two touchdowns. Other standouts for Pomona included Johnson, who passed for a touchdown, jumped on Alford’s fumble in the end zone for a touchdown, and ran back a punt 89 yards for another score. Johnson even recorded an interception. Those are the kind of plays Hudson wants to see early and often, before the other team can mount a comeback. “We just tell them, `Let the game come to you,’ ” Hudson said. “It’s almost Zen-like. “This is the second season. The postseason is the third season, and we want to play three seasons this year.” Baldwin Park’s Aaron Harris rushed for 113 yards and two touchdowns. Braves quarterback Angel Acevedo added a rushing touchdown and also threw for 172 yards and one score. Baldwin Park never led until kicker Victor Carillo booted his overtime field goal. Pomona outgained the Braves 467-365. Each team had one turnover. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Playing its first overtime game since 1992, Pomona edged Valle Vista league rival Baldwin Park 41-38 at Ganesha High School. “We always want to keep playing,” said Pomona running back Rodney Alford, who rushed for a career-high 267 yards. “If we’re up by 100 points, we still want to play hard.” POMONA – Leonard Hudson often talks to his Pomona football team about playing for five quarters. The phrase is supposed emphasize playing hard through the whole game, but Thursday it took on a different meaning. center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week But it was a second-half lapse that nearly cost the Red Devils the game. Pomona led 28-14 at halftime, only to see Baldwin Park storm back and eventually tie the contest at 35-35. “It was immensely frustrating,” Hudson said. “We keep beating ourselves. Once we learn how to put the dagger in people, we’ll be a great team. We have the horses to do it.” Said Alford: “Inside, I knew we were going to win, but we laid down for them. Thank God we played hard in overtime.” In the extra session, Pomona’s defense stuffed Baldwin Park on three straight plays, then held the Braves to a 39-yard field goal. On the following possession, set up by quarterback Kelly Johnson’s 18-yard run, Alford scampered in for a 7-yard game-winning run. last_img
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