Fort St. John celebrates Adam Horst’s win

first_imgAfter showing a video of the Fort St. John firefighter’s winning race, City staff and council thanked Horst for mentioning the Energetic City before his race and for helping put Fort St. John on the map. Horst won the third race of the Red Bull Crashed Ice World Championship in Sweden two weeks ago, and says he’s been overwhelmed by the support he’s received from the community. Horst raced down the 420-metre track beating Kyle Croxall who had won the first two Crashed Ice events of the season. In Red Bull Crashed Ice, skaters descend a steep ice canal filled with bumps, jumps, rollers and obstacles four-at-a-time, jostling for position as they reach speeds of up to 70kph. Horst currently sits in fourth position in the race for the 2012 championship.  The next and final stop in the 2012 Ice Cross Downhill World Championship is Quebec City, Canada, on March 15-17.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Busy weekends for Elks Speedskaters

first_imgAlso this week-end Jolea Bilodeau and Desiree Mitchell travelled to Calgary to take part in Can-Am competition, which is a long track event held annually.  Many national team and aspiring national team members are in attendance, as well as many international skaters.  Both skaters finished well, especially considering it was their first competition of the year. Next up was the Grande Prarie interclub, held this past week-end.  Eleven local skaters competed against skaters from Dawson Creek, Grande Prairie, Yellowknife, Peace River, and Chetwynd.  Connor Johnson had a strong meet, finishing 3rd in Div 2, picking up 5 personal bests in the process.  Kyle Lyth finished 8th with two PB’s.  In Div 5, seven Fort St. John skaters competed, with Ben Maxfield finishing 1st with 3 PB’s.  Colton Johnson was 4th with one PB.  Rachel Kalkman was 6th.   Theresa Martins was 8th with one PB.  Madelyn June was 9th.  Yuna Lovell was 12th with 2PB’s.  Michelle Kalkman was 13th with 2 PB’s.  In Div 6 Nyam Newlove was 3rd with 1 PB.  In Div 7 Billie Pardy was 2nd with 1 PB. First on the agenda was B.C. Cup #1 in Abbotsford on November 14th and 15th.  Five skaters attended this competitive level event, led by Rick Lee who was first in Div8.  Rick’s daughter Jamie was 10th in Div 1.  Mitch Kupchanko was 5th in Div 2 and Kayne Dressler was 17th in the same division.  Ben Maxfield was fifth in Div 6.  All had solid efforts and good races.  This is a high end meet with top competition from all over B.C. as well as elsewhere in Western Canada.center_img **SubmittedThe Fort St. John Elks speedskating club has had a couple of busy week-ends.  Skaters have travelled far and wide to attend different meets in both B.C. and Alberta. – Advertisement –  last_img read more

MASSIVE TOURISM BOOST AS RED ARROWS SET FOR SPECTACULAR DISPLAY OVER DONEGAL

first_imgExclusive: BRITAIN’S famous Red Arrows are set to carry out a spectacular aeronautical display in the skies above Donegal, Donegal Daily can reveal.Donegal County Council has joined Derry City Council and Limavady Borough Council to host the incredible event.It will take place over Lough Foyle on Sunday June 29 to coincide with the end of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. We understand the event will be officially announced in Greencastle this Friday – where the displays will officially begin before heading up the Foyle to Derry City.The events – along with the end of the race – is expected to draw thousands of spectators to the Inishowen side of the Foyle.The Red Arrows badge shows the aircraft in their trademark diamond nine formation, with the motto Éclat, a French word meaning “brilliance” or “excellence”.“This is massive for us,” said one chuffed Donegal County Council official. “There will be huge interest in this – it promises to be a special day.” MASSIVE TOURISM BOOST AS RED ARROWS SET FOR SPECTACULAR DISPLAY OVER DONEGAL was last modified: May 14th, 2014 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) Tags:donegalGreencastleLough FoyleThe Red Arrowslast_img read more

House narrowly renews Patriot Act for president to sign before Friday

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant That issue helped fuel a two-month Senate filibuster that forced the White House to accept some new restrictions on information gathered in terrorism probes. Republicans on Tuesday declared the legislative war won, saying the renewal of the act’s 16 provisions along with new curbs on government investigatory power will help law enforcement prevent terrorists from striking. “Intense congressional and public scrutiny has not produced a single substantiated claim that the Patriot Act has been misused to violate Americans’ civil liberties,” said House Judiciary Committee Chairman James Sensenbrenner, R-Wis. “Opponents of the legislation have relied upon exaggeration and hyperbole to distort a demonstrated record of accomplishment and success.” “The president looks forward to signing the bill into law,” said White House spokeswoman Dana Perino. But the debate over the balance between a strong war against terrorists and civil liberties protections is far from over. WASHINGTON – The House renewed the USA Patriot Act in a cliffhanger vote Tuesday night, extending a centerpiece of the war on terrorism at President George W. Bush’s urging after months of political combat over the balance between privacy rights and the pursuit of potential terrorists. Bush, forced by filibuster to accept new curbs on law enforcement investigations, is expected to sign the legislation before 16 provisions of the 2001 law expire Friday. The vote was 280-138, just two more than needed under special rules that required a two-thirds majority. The close vote caught senior Republican aides in both chambers by surprise. Sen. John Sununu, R-N.H., the sponsor of the new civil liberties protections, worked the House floor as representatives cast their votes. Nonetheless, the vote marked a political victory for Bush and will allow congressional Republicans facing midterm elections this year to continue touting a tough-on-terror stance. Bush’s approval ratings have suffered in recent months after revelations that he had authorized secret, warrantless wiretapping of Americans. The Senate Judiciary Committee is holding hearings on the domestic wiretapping program. Additionally, Chairman Arlen Specter, R-Pa., the chief author of the Patriot Act renewal, has introduced a new measure “to provide extra protections that better comport with my sensitivity of civil rights.” Despite its passage, the Patriot Act still has staunch congressional opponents who protested it by voting no even on the part of the bill that would add new civil rights protections. During the Senate’s final debate last week, Sen. Russell Feingold, D-Wis., said he was voting no because the new protections for Americans were so modest they were almost meaningless. Such objections echoed during the House debate Tuesday, where the measure was supported by 214 Republicans and 66 Democrats and opposed by 13 Republicans, 124 Democrats and one Independent. “I rise in strong opposition to this legislation because it offers only a superficial reform that will have little if any impact on safeguarding our civil liberties,” said Rep. Dennis Kucinich, D-Ohio. For now, Bush will be signing a package on which members of both chambers of Congress and the president can agree. 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

DDTV: PACKIE BONNER BUT NOT AS WE KNOW HIM

first_imgPackie Bonner who is most famously remembered for a penalty save that helped Ireland through to the quarter finals of the 1990 football world cup.Here, Bonner is in disguise as he tries and catches a few Irish fans out on there way to a Slovakia friendly which ended up 2-2 in March, by offering the fans a lift to the game in a Ford Galaxy which he was promoting. Have a look at this video were one fan labelled Donegal’s Packie Bonner as a “legend”.DDTV: PACKIE BONNER BUT NOT AS WE KNOW HIM was last modified: May 27th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:fordIrish fansItalia ’90Packie Bonnerlast_img read more

GARDAI ANGRY AT REPORTS OF MORE CUTS TO THEIR NUMBERS

first_imgRANK and file Gardai are furious over reports that up to 1,500 of them could be losing their jobs.The Garda Representative Association says it will be asking the Garda Commissioner “if he has sufficient resources to effectively police Ireland, and does he have sufficient funds to pay gardaí?”It comes amid growing concern in Co Donegal at recent high profile crimes. In a statement the GRA went on: “Garda numbers will continue to fall until long after recruitment commences – because it takes considerable time to professionally train gardaí.“Should these budget cuts reduce the number of gardaí further, it is our view that the public safety has already been compromised; and we are gravely concerned that our members have already been endangered.“Policing is unpredictable, and the number of gardaí must be appropriate to a robust risk assessment based on research data rather than whimsical economic opinion.“It is our view, that an independent police authority should be established, so that politicians cannot dictate arbitrary reductions in policing resources.” Reacting to reports of further cuts today, a number of Gardai in Co Donegal complained to Donegal Daily that a further reduction in their numbers would “inevitably lead to more crime.”One of them told us: “We are already stretched to breaking point and further cuts will only make our job much harder and people will suffer as a result.” GARDAI ANGRY AT REPORTS OF MORE CUTS TO THEIR NUMBERS was last modified: January 8th, 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:GARDAI ANGRY AT REPORTS OF MORE CUTS TO THEIR NUMBERSlast_img read more

Fermo Cambianica Oak Tree selections for today

first_img1. Deputy Spy should benefit by debut fifth-place finish. Youcallinmealiar raced evenly to run fifth during his initial start and drops two notches in class. A Mazing Humor failed to rally in a listless first time performance. Long shot: Dixie Brew. 2. Mango Escapade finished fifth at Fairplex Park after winning the race before at the same track. Bubbles Again has a win and three third-place finishes in last four trips. Highest Honoree battled for the advantage during the first ¼ mile and then took over and led the rest of the way for a length victory. Long shot: Fresh Squeezed. Best bet: Direct Connect (8). 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! 3. Pricely Gem has a chance with this field during his initial attempt. Within Reason raced in the runner-up spot throughout during his first attempt. Bixie Banker was ranked and steadied and was never in contention. Long shot: Kohayashi. 4. Big Bold Cat battled for the lead the entire trip and weakened nearing the wire to finish third. Fire Wood raced five wide into the stretch while running third, but ended up in fourth place. Twain was off slowly and advanced from 10th place to fifth. Long shot: Sultry Bard. center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 5. Like New Money closed from eighth to win by two lengths during debut outing and runs as an entry with Excess Temptations. Ranch Hand was in front for a half mile and then was runner-up the rest of the way. Maximum Heat faded to fifth after leading in the stretch. Long shot: Iza Big Star. 6. Delivering Speed ended up fourth and leading the first half mile and was claimed. Smile n Wildcat forced the pace into the stretch, gained a slim lead and then was passed by the winner. Draw Off finished third in an improved performance. Long show: Rusty Hall. 7. More Dust was fourth during his United States debut outing after winning his last two starts in Brazil. Saint Chrisjon was third during his last two attempts and should be a major threat. Like A Tiger was four wide into the stretch while racing evenly to wind up sixth. Long shot: Gambler’s Mark. 8. Direct Connect rallied from ninth place to run a close third after winning his debut outing the race before. Moonlite Romance ran second in the Im Smokin Handicap at Del Mar after taking the previous two races. Seven Nation Army was a close third after winning his debut encounter. Long shot: Her Red. 9. Ambitiousu One was claimed after scoring a gate to wire victory. American Prophecy was runner-up while attempting to capture two wins in a row. Smokey White Eyes staged a mild rally from seventh to fifth and was claimed. Long shot: Behren Down. last_img read more

Cal State men defeat Cal Poly

first_imgPOMONA – Cal State San Bernardino defeated Cal Poly, 3-0, on Wednesday night in CCAA men’s soccer. The Broncos are five points behind the Coyotes with just two matches remaining. Cal State San Bernardino is tied with Cal State Bakersfield for the final wildcard spot in the conference. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week That was more than enough offense for the Coyotes, who used a strong defensive effort to frustrate the Broncos (5-10-3, 4-7-1). Cal State San Bernardino goalie Jeff Canada needed to make only one save for the shutout. Cal Poly/Cal State women’s soccer: Cal Poly Pomona snapped a four-match losing streak by beating visiting Cal State San Bernardino, 2-0, at Kellogg Field in CCAA women’s soccer. The four losses suffered by the Broncos (5-10-2, 4-6-2) all came by one goal and two of them came in double overtime. There were no extra periods Wednesday as the Broncos scored once in each half and relied on some sensational goaltending by Vanessa Richardson. The Coyotes (5-9-1, 3-8-1) had some outstanding chances in the latter stages of the second half, but could not get one past Richardson. The Broncos took a 1-0 lead in the 31st minute when Pamela Leyva scored her second goal of the season. Erica Rodriguez ran the ball down and rifled a shot toward the goal in the 54th minute that was deflected by a quick flick from Jacqueline Ragudos’ foot and into the net. It was the first goal of the season for Ragudos, who was the CCAA Freshman of the Year last season for the Broncos. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img The Coyotes (7-8-1, 6-6) struck first in the 13th minute when Brent Vander Eyk scored off a corner kick by Barry Steele. That started a big evening for Vander Eyk, who also assisted on two goals by Lorenzo Loson in a six-minute span late in the game. Vander Eyk made a nice pass to a breaking Loson that he drilled into the net in the 81st minute and he sent a cross that sailed to the far side of the box where Loson got to it and knocked it into the net in the 87th minute. last_img read more

Blow for Harps as Mailey departs for Brighton

first_imgFinn Harps have been dealt a blow with the news that Josh Mailey has emigrated to the UK to further his education. The former LYIT student has enrolled at the University of Brighton and is set to begin his new course later this week.He is not expected to be available for Friday night’s game with St Patrick’s Athletic. It is not yet known if Mailey will travel back for Harps remaining fixtures in the Premier Division.Mailey had an excellent game against Cork City on Monday night, but he was adjudged to have fouled Sean Maguire in the second-half, and the striker dispatched the resulting penalty.The former Letterkenny Rovers players has been a big player for Ollie Horgan during his tenure at the game, with his most memorable moment being his stunning winner against UCD in the play-offs last season.Blow for Harps as Mailey departs for Brighton was last modified: September 21st, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Fans on Twitter hail Brentford’s on-loan star

first_imgThe praise Sergi Canos has been getting for his performances for Brentford has not gone unnoticed by fans of his parent club Liverpool.Canos, who joined the Bees on loan in the summer, scored in the 3-0 win at home to Wolves and continues to impress.Many Liverpool fans on Twitter believe the 19-year-old could be in contention for a first-team place at Anfield before long. That Sergi Canos scores or sets one up every week, get him back— Joey (@joe_obrien444) February 24, 2016Sergi Canos looks brilliant, maybe we don’t really need to sign a new winger— IndoLiverpoolFC (@IndoLiverpoolfc) February 24, 2016So this Sergi Canos is a sharp little footballer then.— Derek Kuyt (@HazyDream_) February 24, 2016Canos bagging a goal and an assist looks a promising young lad— Jack (@jslfcx) February 23, 2016Ah Sergi Canos scored, good lad— LFC Dane_89 (@LFCDane_89) February 23, 2016Unsurprisingly, Brentford fans are also delighted with his contribution, and that of Chelsea loanee John Swift.Really enjoyed that last night – confidence allowed us to play the way we can. Good tempo, played higher up pitch, adding Canos helped.— Thorne in the Side (@ThorneintheSide) February 24, 2016Played well tonight & was good to get a win special mention to swift & canos who were excellent #brentfordfc— Gary BFC (@garybees10) February 23, 2016Really happy with the win today, Bees❤️🐝❤️ well deserved, congrats to Swifty and Canos❤️— oKAY then [SDMN] (@kaylasidemen) February 23, 2016Simply play canos and we will win. Him and Judge together are class.— Aaron Dacosta (@AaronBfcDacosta) February 23, 2016Good game Bees. Well played Canos and Swift. #brentfordfc #BEESWWFC— David.Ilett (@Yid_Bee) February 23, 2016Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more