UPDATE: Power out in part of FSJ

first_imgUPDATE #2:  Power was restored at 6:40pm.UPDATE: As of 5pm, power has been restored to over 1,000 of the original 1,200 who lost power this afternoon.  The remaining 200 customers should have power restored by 6pm.- Advertisement -BC Hydro has reported a power outage in part of Fort St. John.The area covered in the outage is around the airport and Southeast past Baldonnel.  Hydro hopes to have power restored by 4:30pm.  About 1,200 customers are affected by the outage that happened shortly after 2:30pm.BC Hydro says the outage has been caused by a motor vehicle incident near Baldonnel.  If you have any further information about the accident or outage, email contact@energeticcity-beta.mystagingwebsite.com or call 250-787-7100.last_img read more

A ‘Maladjusted’ performance makes its way to Taylor and Chetwynd

first_img“Maladjusted in an interactive theatre production and it engages audiences with authentic voices done by patients and caregivers from within the mental health sector,” NENAN service coordinator Taryn Danford says.The story surrounds three narratives: A young teenager struggling with sadness over her friend’s suicide is misdiagnosed by her doctor and put on prescription drugs; a youth homeless man who is legitimately taking prescription meds gets thrown into dangerous circumstances by frustrated social workers trying their best to help him through their mechanizing system; and finally, the story tackles society’s inability to adjust to the needs of a “maladjusted” mental health sector.Danford says those who should attend are “anyone who has questions about mental health, who has struggled with mental health, or has family members that have mental health experiences.”- Advertisement -“It’s really about humanizing mental health.”Maladjusted is performing at the Taylor Community Hall, located on 9896 Cherry Avenue, Thursday February 19, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.Maladjusted is also performing at Chetwynd Secondary, located on 5000 46 Street, on February 18, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.Advertisement Tickets are being sold for $10.00 a piece, and can only be purchased over the phone by contacting Daford directly at 250 787 2151.If you would like to attend the Chetwynd performance, contact Dianne Neufeld-Hagen at the Society for Community Living by calling 250 401 3045.last_img read more

Exclusive – Time coming for Lambert to call it quits at Aston Villa, says former star

first_imgMark Bosnich believes the time is fast approaching for Paul Lambert to ‘do the right thing’ and call it quits at Aston Villa.Villa, thrashed 5-0 by Arsenal on Sunday, are without a win in eight Premier League games and have failed to find the net in more than 10 hours of football.Bosnich insists Lambert must shoulder the responsibility for the woeful run of form, which has left the Midlands club sitting just three points above the relegation zone.And he says the Scot must soon decide whether it is time to step aside and let someone else take charge.Speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, the ex-Villa goalkeeper said: “It is coming to a head.“I have said time and time again that nobody is too good to go down. They can only flirt with relegation so many times before they go down.“I said at the start of the season that if you put Aston Villa’s starting eleven against Southampton’s starting eleven it would have been a toss-up [over which eleven is stronger] and maybe you would have just leaned towards Aston Villa. Ronald Koeman has shown exactly what can be done“Whichever job you are in, there comes a time when you being there is not the right thing. You have got to do the right thing and actually turn around and say, ‘listen, maybe somebody can come in and do better’. I think it is approaching that moment for Paul.“Ever since he was given a contract extension at the beginning of the season it has gone from bad to worse. He has got to change his footballing philosophy completely.“He has got to change. If he fails to adapt or change, somebody is going to pull the trigger for him.  If they keep going like they are going, they will go down.”last_img read more


first_imgSamuel Clarke at a previous court sitting. Pic by Northwest Newspics.A man has been sent forward for trial for the alleged murder of Churchill man Seamus Doherty four years ago.Samuel Clarke, 52, was sent forward to the Central Criminal Court following a brief appearance at Letterkenny District Court today. Samuel James Clarke from Magherahane, Raphoe had been charged with the murder of Seamus Doherty, 67 at his home at Drumacnoo, Churchill on June 17, 2012.A number of the deceased’s relatives, who was a well-respected horse dealer, attended the short hearing.MAN SENT FORWARD FOR TRIAL FOR ALLEGED MURDER OF CHURCHILL MAN was last modified: March 14th, 2016 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:ChurchilldonegalmurderRaphoeSamuel ClarkeSeamus Dohertylast_img read more


first_imgThe hours are now being counted down to the big Donegal Sports Star Awards function in the Mount Errigal Hotel tonight.The Donegal Sports Star Awards Committee who are preparing for their 37th annual presentation function in the Mount Errigal Hotel on Friday, January 25th. Included at front are May Logue (Assistant Secretary); Patrick McLaughlin (Treasurer); Neil Martin (Chairperson) and Grace Boyle (Secretary). Back from left – Myles Sweeney, Gerry Davenport, Paul Callaghan, Bartley McGlynn, Niall Blaney, Seamus Curran and Paul McDaidIt’s the 37th successive year of the awards ceremony and there is not seat left in the house as the organizing committee confirmed yesterday that all tickets for the Donegal County Council sponsored event are now sold.Due to the huge numbers attending all guests are asked to be in the hotel early as the meal starts at 7.30 sharp to allow for the large number of awards that will be presented afterwards. The news of the full house reflects the popularity of the awards, which recognizes achievements in a huge number of sports across the county in 2012.The organizers also take a trip down memory lane and reflect on successes of yesteryear like the Hall of Fame, which this time goes to boxer Eamonn Coyle who will no doubt be especially pleased that he will receive his award from our special guest Billy Walsh.The huge amount of voluntary work put in men and women in every part of the county is marked by the Award of Appreciation and the Special Recognition honour.All the nominees coming to tonight achieved in 2012 and that is a core principle of the Donegal Sports Star Awards to encourage participation first and foremost. And that is especially true when it comes to primary and secondary schools where there is an equal emphasis on the level of participation and success. The Mayor of Donegal Cllr Frank McBrearty will make the school presentations while also in attendance will be Deputy Mayor Martin Farren, County Manager Seamus Neely and the local authority’s Director of Finance Garry Martin.Irish Olympic Boxing Coach Billy Walsh is the special guest for the awards tonight. Last year the county produced a number of outstanding individual sporting performers. Those names are candidates for the top honour tonight in the Mount Errigal Hotel and the speculation has intensified with just hours to go now until the identity of the ‘2012 Overall Donegal Sports Star Award Winner’ is announced.   JUST HOURS LEFT TO DISCOVER DONEGAL’S SPORTS STARS FOR 2012 was last modified: January 25th, 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)last_img read more

The Warm Up with Max Rushden – Sunday, June 3

first_imgListen to Max Rushden and Barry Glendenning tackle the important – and utterly trivial – sporting matters of the day in another edition of the Warm Up.On today’s show, the boys were joined by former England defender Danny Mills, South American football journalist and chief Football Writer of The Times Henry Winter.There was also a classic game of Ian Culverhouse and a whole load of laughs!Press play to listen above, or follow this link to download the show from iTunes.last_img


first_imgPatrick McBrearty’s UUJ side were stunned in the Sigerson Cup by DCU.Donegal GAA star Patrick McBrearty was left reeling yesterday afternoon when his UUJ (University Ulster Jordanstown) suffered a shock defeat at home to DCU. UUJ were hotly tipped to win the competition as the team was stacked with high profile inter-county talent.DCU was always going to be a formidable opponent, but the fact UUJ had home advantage and such a strong panel they were the hot favourites to not only defeat DCU, but to win the competition outright. Along with McBrearty, the UUJ side contained Mayo star Cillian O’Connor, Tyrone forward Ronan O’Neill and former AFL star and Down forward Caolan Mooney.However, they never recovered from a dreadful start which seen DCU score two early goals that left UUJ trailing by seven points at the break.They did at one stage reduce the deficit to four points but DCU finished strong and scored an unanswered 1-2 in the final stages to close a comfortable nine point surprise win.DISAPPOINTMENT FOR PADDY MCBREARTY AS HIS STAR STUDDED UUJ SIDE CRASH OUT OF SIGERSON CUP was last modified: February 5th, 2015 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:DCUGAAnewsPaddy McBreartySigerson CupSportUUJlast_img read more

New strategic tourism positions to promote Donegal Gaeltacht

first_imgÚdarás na Gaeltachta has approved two new marketing positions to enhance strategic tourism projects in Gaoth Dobhair (Amharclann Gaoth Dobhair) and Dunlewey (Ionad Cois Locha).Amharclann Gaoth Dobhair officially opened in 1961, and has been bringing theatre and local cultural events to the people of Gaoth Dobhair and to visitors until it underwent major refurbishment over the last few years.The Amharclann was re-opened by Gaeltacht Minister Joe McHugh last year after he sanctioned a half a million euro upgrade and extension to the renowned venue. Amharclann Gaoth Dobhair is now being operated and promoted as a key cultural tourism resource for the region. Ionad Cois Locha (The Dunlewey Centre) is a visitor’s centre at the foot of Errigal, offering visitors an insight into the history and culture of the region and is a key tourism resource for the North West region.These new positions have just been approved by Údarás na Gaeltachta today.The creation and funding of these new positions will add significantly to the tourism offering in this region, through marketing, publicity, the creation of holiday packages and overall enhancement of what’s on offer to the visitor in the area.This initiative is part of an overall development of strategic tourism projects across the Gaeltacht by Údarás na Gaeltachta. Tourism development and promotion is central the new Údarás na Gaeltachta strategy for 2018 – 2020. Údarás na Gaeltachta will be working in close partnership with a range of relevant partners to advance strategic tourism projects in all Gaeltacht regions over the coming months and years and it is envisaged that the enhancement of these projects will add to the overall Donegal and Gaeltacht tourism offering.Minister McHugh said: “I want to acknowledge the role of Údarás na Gaeltachta in this strategy for the Gaeltacht and I look forward to seeing other projects. Both positions are hugely important and are part of my ongoing commitment to the language and heritage of the Donegal Gaeltacht and my continued support to the local voluntary organisations who do so much good work in both areas.”New strategic tourism positions to promote Donegal Gaeltacht was last modified: February 7th, 2018 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:donegaljoe mc hughtourismÚdarás na Gaeltachtalast_img read more

49ers key play: Goodwin scores TD, Garoppolo avoids blooper reel

first_imgCINCINNATI – Jimmy Garoppolo saw Marquise Goodwin break wide open. When the Bengals did, it was too late. The 49ers’ trickery began the Bengals’ demiseGoodwin scored the first of his team’s five touchdowns in a 41-17 rout of the Cincinnati Bengals.What was Garoppolo thinking as Goodwin raced uncovered into empty space on the field’s left side, after lining up as a tight end on the right side? How hard was it not to blow the play of the game?“It’s not hard but it’s just nerve wracking,” …last_img read more

How Flamingos Stand on One Foot

first_imgMysteries of the universe unfold: how can flamingos sleep while standing on one foot? And why is it good to know?It’s surprising how many things in the world are commonly observed but never investigated scientifically. The few who have thought about why flamingos stand on one foot have simply speculated that it helps control body heat when standing in cold water, or helps them save energy by using just one foot at a time. Nobody really measured these ideas, or checked the birds’ anatomy– till now. The story is told by Lena Ting and Young-Hui Chang at The Conversation:Of course, as humans, we think standing on one leg is hard because it’s difficult for us. Tree pose in yoga becomes increasingly difficult as you lift your leg higher, reach your arms up and tilt your head. It becomes almost impossible if you close your eyes. Most of us wobble and sway, then put a foot down, and shake out the leg we were standing on.As scientists, the two of us are interested in how the brain controls the body – a field we call neuromechanics, at the intersection of biomechanics and neuroscience. Our latest research question: Just how do flamingos stand on one leg? Our search brought us up close and personal with a flock of juvenile flamingos and even flamingo skeletons and cadavers to figure out how they achieve their amazing feats of balance.In short, they found that the birds actually save energy by standing on one foot instead of two. The leg is positioned slightly at an angle, under the center of gravity, by bones and joints that form a right angle in the body (unlike our knees and hips). The limb joint locks in one direction, but stays open in the other direction.  Playing with the leg of a flamingo cadaver, Ting and Chang found that the leg was able to balance in an upright position, even when slightly rocked. This indicates that one-legged standing is a “passive gravitational stay mechanism” not requiring active muscle control.Then, experimenting with live birds on a wobbly platform, they measured the energy expenditure in the one-legged and two-legged postures. Resting or sleeping required very little ‘postural sway’ control, but grooming and undertaking other active moves while awake took up to seven times more. Using two legs actually takes more muscle power than standing on one, they found. And so, with just a minimum of brain control, the flamingo can stand for long periods, and even sleep, on one skinny leg. “Gravity plus anatomy do the job,” they say. They published their findings in the Royal Society’s Biology Letters.Paul Rincon at the BBC News is not sure the team answered the when, where, and why questions sufficiently, but agrees they did provide new insight on the how question. Why is this good to know? Well, think of those commercials for free-standing canes for senior citizens:Why do we care? This study was a fun inquiry that revealed how different standing on one leg is for a flamingo compared to a person. As scientists, it’s rewarding to study the wonders of nature and to see how physics and biology are intertwined in the behavior of animals. Still, there are practical lessons that can be learned. Engineered systems with motorized joints and legs, such as some prosthetic devices and humanoid robots, expend quite a lot of energy just to stand up. Perhaps using some principles of flamingo balance could help to design more stable, yet agile and efficient, prostheses and robots.The study of living things is never in vain. Consider how these other investigations may help us all in our daily lives:We still have much to learn from biological systems —Science DailyBurrowing seeds are giving agriculturalists ideas for more effective means of penetrating the soil (Science Daily). Watch this amazing video of a filaree seed folding itself into a drill and drilling itself into the ground! (YouTube).Dandelion seeds make perfect tips for pipettes in chemistry labs (Phys.org, Science Daily).Animal eyes are inspiring new camera systems at the University of Glasgow (Phys.org).Wood from dead trees killed by beetles may come to life in the form of oil, reports Science Daily.Glowing fungi “will stimulate the development of fungal bioluminescence–inspired applications ” (Science Advances).Bird feathers‘ tricks of light may show up in your clothing and other materials some day, reports Science Daily.Mother-of-pearl, or nacre, is the “gold standard of biomimicry” according to a paper in Scientific Reports sharing the latest advances in imitating its superb materials properties.Frog legs, are not just good for food, they are”astonishingly complex” in their ability to jump forward and sideways, reports New Scientist. This will undoubtedly attract robot engineers.Venus flytrap leaves have inspired a robotic trap that can grasp and lift objects, says Live Science. It can pick up objects a hundred times its own weight, adds New Scientist.‘Dragonfly‘ is the inspiring name given a prototype drone that may one day explore Saturn’s moon Titan (Space.com).Would these living things inspire human designers if they were not intelligently designed in the first place?Parents, kids love to watch frogs jump. Use the opportunity to ask them questions that get them thinking: How does it do that? The more kids learn to ask how questions, the less they take things for granted, and the more they may be inspired to learn science in order to make the world a better place. Would they have those responses if continually told through school and media that everything just arrived by a chain of accidents?(Visited 555 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more