Friday afternoon power outage hits 1224 homes

first_imgA Friday afternoon power outage is affecting more than 1200 customers East of Fort St. John.Hydro lists affected areas as north of Johnstone Road and east of Old Fort Loop.Bob Gammer, Community Relations Manager for BC hydro, says the outage is affecting an entire power circuit, including the Airport and the Baldonnel area. – Advertisement -He says it power will likely be out for at least a few hours, meaning it won’t be restored until 3:30pm Friday at the earliest.Hydro is not saying what is causing the outage, though a safe bet may be the windstorm hitting the area. The local forecast is for the windy conditions to continue overnight and through Saturday, so you are advised to have a stock of emergency supplies ready.Advertisementlast_img read more

Missing B.C. teen could be in Alberta

first_imgThe RCMP have confirmed that she is no longer on the Sunshine Coast and indications are that she may be in the Alberta area.“The RCMP and Tonielle’s family remain very concerned about her well-being and are asking anyone with information to immediately contact their local police”, says Corporal Steve Chubey, Sunshine Coast RCMP spokesperson.Tonielle King-Rose is Caucasian, approximately 5’8” tall and weighs approximately 135 pounds, with short brown hair.- Advertisement -She was last seen wearing a black ski jacket with a fur-lined hood and black leggings. She normally has her hair held back in a bandana. In one photo she has on the jacket she was last seen wearing.Anyone who may know of Tonielle King-Rose’s whereabouts, or have information for the police for where she may be, please contact the Sunshine Coast RCMP at (604)885-2266 or call 9-1-1.last_img read more

CAF strips Kenya of CHAN hosting rights

first_img0Shares0000Sports Principle Secretary Peter Kaberia (left) and FKF boss Nick Mwendwa (right) chat with CAF Second Vice President Constant Omari during his visit to Kenya in June.Photo/TIMOTHY OLOBULUNAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 23- The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has officially stripped Kenya of the rights to host the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) after an Executive Committee meeting in Accra, Ghana on Saturday evening.Addressing the press in Accra on Saturday evening after an afternoon-long meeting, CAF through President Ahmad Ahmad said that the current political situation in the country was not found conducive for the games. Also, the latest inspection team that concluded its tour of duty in the country last week found most of the venues way from complete and it was argued they would not be ready by the time the three-week championship begins on January 11.This comes just a few days after the cabinet approved a Sh4.2bn towards preparing venues for the biennial championship.“With an overwhelming majority of the members present, it was decided to withdraw the hosting rights of the competition from Kenya in the light of accumulated delays from reports of the various inspection missions conducted in the country, the last of which took place from 11 to 17 September 2017,” CAF said in a statement.FKF boss Nick Mwendwa (right) with CAF Second Vice President Constant Omari during his visit to Kenya in June.Photo/TIMOTHY OLOBULUThis is the second time that CAF is stripping Kenya of the rights to host a continental showpiece. In 1996, Kenya was set to host the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) but the same was stripped away and handed to South Africa.CAF is set to open up a fresh bidding process for the 2018 championship on Sunday, inspect the country’s facilities over the next 10 days and a new host announced in 15 days time. South Africa and Morocco had been touted as possible replacements should Kenya fail to host.The latest development is a blow to Kenyan football fans who had hoped to welcome 16 African teams to the country next year in a tournament seen as a second tier African Cup of Nations.It is a smack in the face for the government having taken a massive two years before any meaningful work began with Kenya having won rights to host the tournament in 2015. The country was officially handed over the mantle last year in Rwanda.Sports Cabinet Secretary Hassan Wario was present in Kigali alongside former Football Kenya Federation (FKF) boss Sam Nyamweya and Wario promised that ‘immediately’ his ministry would undertake in preparing venues for the championship.The ministry only awarded tenders to contractors at the beginning of August with work starting early this month, five months to the championship.The latest inspection team from CAF was far from impressed with the progress of work with Eldoret’s Kipchoge Keino and Kinoru in Meru needed an almost complete overhaul and they were convinced that they would not be complete in time.The sports ministry and FKF officials were confident that CAF would give Kenya the benefit of doubt to hasten works on the process.Sports Principle Secretary Kirimi Kaberia, FKF president Nick Mwendwa and the CHAN tournament director and Deputy CEO of the Local Organizing Committee Herbart Mwachiro were present in Accra.0Shares0000(Visited 4 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Ingwe roar past Rainforest, keep title hopes

first_imgZapata lined up his strongest 11 against Rainforest including the newly signed Eugene Mukangula who made his debut barely a week after signing for the 13-time Premier League champions from Thika United.They had a brilliant start with Odera breaking the deadlock inside the opening 10 minutes heading in inside the box from a Brian Marita cross. Odera should have added his second when he was fed off a Dennis Sikhayi cross, but his shot went over the bar.Ingwe continued to pile the pressure and should have had a second when Kamura’s header from another of Sikhayi’s deliveries was cleared off the line.But, the pressure bore fruit for a second goal when Jaffery Owiti doubled the tally with a brilliant solo effort, planting the ball into the far right after going past his markers.Odera then completed his brace to give AFC a 3-0 half time lead when he beat the offside trap to calmly slot in under no pressure. Late on, substitute Ray Omondi put the icing on the cake with another neat finish.Elsewhere, the young turks of Zetech University failed to shine in the shadow of an experienced laden Friendzone, going down 2-1 at the Camp Toyoyo Ground.Peter Mwachi scored the winner for the experienced side on the hour mark after former Posta Rangers defender Don Owiti had pulled Zetech back into the game cancelling out Simon Mungai’s early goal.Friendzone featured many former Premier League players including Jack Opere, Charles Pilipili, Edgar Waudo, Jaffery Gichuki and Isaac Otieno who all played for Posta Rangers as well as former Oserian FC captain John Keo.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000AFC Leopards striker Marvin Omondi leads team-mates in celebration during a past Kenyan Premier League match. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaNAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 24- Ezekiel Odera scored twice as defending champions AFC Leopards progressed to the third round of the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Shield with a resounding 4-0 win over Rainforest in Naivasha on Sunday evening.Ingwe’s head coach Rodolfo Zapata continued with his unbeaten start at the helm of the club as they registered a fourth consecutive win in all competitions.last_img read more

Gor beat Posta Rangers to go 14 points clear

first_img0Shares0000Jacques Tuyisenge is joined by Humphrey Mieno in celebrating his goal against Posta Rangers on August 10, 2018 at the Moi Stadium in Kisumu. PHOTO/KPLNAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 10- Gor Mahia shook off the blues of their first loss of the season last Tuesday to Bandari, beating Posta Rangers 2-1 at the Moi Stadium in Kisumu on Friday evening to go 14 points clear on top of the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) standings.Goals in either half from Jacques Tuyisenge and Francis Kahata saw the record 16-time KPL champions move back to winning ways and establish a healthy lead on top of the standings in their fourth league match in 10 days. However, the reigning champions had to live dangerously in the final seven minutes after Cavin Odongo halved the deficit for Sammy Omollo’s men, but K’Ogalo held their own for the slender lead till full time.Kerr made only two changes from the team that lost to Bandari in Mombasa on Tuesday, Boniface Oluoch regaining his place in between the sticks with Shabaan Odhoji dropping to the bench while Innocent Wafula came in for the absent Godfrey Walusimbi.With Walusimbi absent, utility man Philemon Otieno was handed the task of manning the left side of defense while Wafula turned to the right, with Karim Nizigiyimana on the bench as he is yet to get full match fitness.Gor had a good start and broke the deadlock after 13 minutes, Tuyisenge towering above everyone in the box before nodding home a Kahata corner. The Rwandese international had a taste of the nt just five minutes before, but his goal had been ruled out for offside.The league leaders, still purring in hurt after Bandari broke their unbeaten run three days ago kept the pressure on and Tuyisenge had a go for a brace minutes later but his spectacular effort on the volley was deflected for a corner.Humphrey Mieno too came close but his header from Wafula’s delivery couldn’t connect to the target.Posta Rangers midfielder Luis Tera controls the ball under pressure from Gor Mahia’s Ernest Wendo during a Kenyan Premier League match at the Moi Stadium in Kisumu on August 10, 2018. PHOTO/CourtesyPosta’s activity infront of Gor’s goal was minimized and the closest they came was seven minutes to the break when Joseph Nyaga tried his luck with a shot which was however calmly collected by Oluoch.Staring at a third consecutive defeat against Gor, Posta came off the break with some weight of determination to claw back both goals.Georson Likonoh had an effort hit the bar in the 50th minute with Oluoch bouncing back to clear the mess.As they threw bodies into attack, Posta were dealt a blow in the 57th minute when Gor won a freekick in a favorable position and dead ball specialist Kahata whipped it in with ease past Gradus Ochieng.Gor had to make a change later when keeper Oluoch limped off injured and was replaced by Shabaan Odhoji who didn’t have to do much until the 83rd minute when he picked the ball from the net after Odongo tapped the ball home when Jeremiah Wanjala’s shot hit the bar.The goal made for some nervous end to the tie as Gor has previously dropped points from a winning position, but this time they managed to defend better for the vital points.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more


first_imgSURE there’s a smile to the warm the heart of a proud mother.Rory Gallagher and Senegal Jimmy made sure Rory’s mum got the warmest of welcomes in Lanzarote this week.And they’ll all be cheering on Donegal from Rory’s pub on the island this Sunday. Suspect a certain song might get a good airing? MAMMY’S WINNING MATCHES! RORY LAYS ON LANZAROTE WELCOME (AND JIMMY) FOR MUM was last modified: July 17th, 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)last_img read more

Unbalanced justice

first_imgProminent Los Angeles lawyer Pierce O’Donnell won’t be going to jail, despite pleading no contest to five counts of illegal contributions to James Hahn’s mayoral campaign in 2001. Just as a reminder, that was an election in which Hahn defeated Antonio Villaraigosa. Instead of the six months he could have spent in the slammer, O’Donnell made a deal: In exchange for a no-contest plea to five misdemeanor counts of using a false name while making $25,000 in political contributions to Hahn’s election campaign, the other 21 charges would be dropped. Surely, the prosecutors thought that three years’ probation and a fine of $155,000 would be punishment enough for another upstanding pillar of the community. What’s outrageous about the deal is not the particulars of punishment. Plea deals such as this are common, and the punishment was within the scope of what is allowed. What’s disgraceful is that this kind of crime is treated as a misdemeanor at all. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card Physically injuring another human being is rightfully considered a felony. But using one’s money and influence to deliberately attempt to flip an election is merely a misdemeanor in the eyes of the court. It’s no wonder that every level of government from City Hall to Capitol Hill is rife with stories of corruption and scandal when the imbalance of justice is clearly leaning in their direction. 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

DD Fitness: What Conor McGregor can teach you about your goals

first_img“Doubt is only removed by action. If you’re not working then that’s where doubt comes in.” – Conor McGregorIn 2008, an 18-year-old Conor McGregor began his professional Mixed martial Arts career.After an 8-fight winning streak between 2011 and 2012 he was a 2-weight world champion in Cage warriors, the first European to do so. By February 2013 he was signed to the UFC and the McGregor era began.“There’s no talent here, this is hard work. This is an obsession. Talent does not exist, we are all equals as human beings. You could be anyone if you put in the time. You will reach the top, and that’s that. I am not talented, I am obsessed.” – Conor McGregorConor has had one goal from the start, to be the best.He wants to be remembered as one of the greatest of all time and he is on course to do just that.Love him or hate him, McGregor didn’t get here from just his ability to talk. He has natural ability, there is no doubting that, but he is also willing to put in the work. He studies his opponents. He trains to match their strengths and take advantage of their weaknesses. This doesn’t come from talking, this come from hard work.“My success isn’t a result of arrogance. It’s a result of belief.” – Conor McGregorWhat can this teach you about what you want to achieve?For most when they set a goal, no matter what it is, two things will happen.1. They will set the main goal and overlook the steps needed to get there.2. They will let doubt and the doubters steer them off course. When you set out a goal, you cannot just have an outcome.You must have behaviour goals and steps in place to help you to achieve your end goal.Outcome goal Win the UFC Lightweight World title and become the first 2 weight world Champion in the UFC.Behaviour goalsTrain, take on lower classed fighters, move up in the rankings, train, study your opponents, take on higher classed fighters, promote yourself, train, study the champion, win. These steps would not be taken lightly and there will inevitably be roadblocks.> An ACL injury got in the way.> The Featherweight champion pulling out of the 1 st title fight got in the way> Taking on an opponent from another weight class got in the way.So, the steps may have changed slightly along the way, but the Outcome goal never changed.When you set your goal, no matter what it is, expect difficulties along the way.These will happen, it is called life and it will inevitably change.If you only have an outcome and don’t have the appropriate steps in place to help you to reach your goal, what are you going to do when life gets in the way?You will fail, and probably have many times before.Does that mean you should give up?No, it means you need to re-set and set the appropriate step in place to help you to reach the end goal.“I am cocky in prediction. I am confident in preparation. But I am always humble in victory or defeat.” – Conor McGregorThen you have doubt.This is twofold, as you not only have self-doubt, but you also will have the doubter and the fear of failure and how they will react if you do can be paralysing for people.Self-doubt is a normal.This fear is what keep you from harm, it keeps you from pushing further into the discomfort that you will feel whenever you start to change yourself and your current situation.Just know that this discomfort is a natural feeling, do not shy away from it, you need to embrace it and use it as motivation to push you closer to your goal.“Nothing good ever comes from worrying or sitting there feeling sorry for yourself… keep positive and keep pushing on and things will turn good.” – Conor McGregorThen you have the doubters and naysayers.The fear of failure and how you will look to these doubters, can stop you in your tracks.THEY – DO – NOT – MATTER!“Doubt is only removed by action. If you’re not working then that’s where doubt comes in.” – Conor McGregorWhy are you worried about how you will look, to people who would get joy if you failed?This is madness.This should be your greatest motivation.Even if you do fail, learn from it. Find out why? What happened? What you can do better next time?Whatever you do, DO NOT GIVE UP, ever.#TrainSmart“I never lose, either I win or I learn.” – Conor McGregorFor more information, contact me through the link below.* Emmet is the owner and operator of Rushe FitnessDD Fitness: What Conor McGregor can teach you about your goals was last modified: July 16th, 2017 by Emmet RusheShare 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:conor mc gregorfitnessGoalsrushe fitnessweight losslast_img read more


first_imgJody Brogan died later in hospitalTHERE were three possible sources of a house fire which tragically took the lives of sisters Jolene and Anngeline Brogan, an inquest heard today.The close-knit and loving sisters – there was just 14 months between them in age – died on January 3 last year in the fire at 8 Ceannan View in Letterkenny. Jolene – who was 28 and known as Jody – and Anngeline, who was 27 and known as Anngie, were found in an upstairs bedroom of the semi-detached house.A garda forensic officers who later examined the scene said the fire had started in or around the bed in which the girls had been sleeping.Garda Noel Keaveney said the fire could have been caused by one of three possible sources – cigarettes in an ashtray on a beside locker, three wax candles on top of a cabinet or an electric fan heater which was in the ‘on’ position and plugged in.He said the fire had burnt a hole in the wooden bedroom floor into the living room below. This hole, he said, measured approximately six feet by three feet.Fire officer Martin Bond said he and a colleague faced thick black smoke when they entered the house which was so bad they had zero visibility.As colleagues tackled the flames from outside, he went into the bedroom and quickly located the body of Anngie close to a radiator.Realising she was dead, they prioritised finding her sister and located her inside an en-suite bathroom and quickly removed her to a waiting ambulance. She was still alive but died 45 minutes later in hospital.Gda Robert Carey told coroner John Cannon he was called to the scene at 11.15am and was met by a friend of the girls Dean Kelly who was distraught and shouting the girls’ names.Mr Kelly said he had woken to the smell of smoke but had fallen asleep again. He woke again shortly afterwards and the smoke alarms were going off.He ran to the front bedroom but when he opened the door there was “a huge explosion”.He was blown back and ran to a neighbour to raise the alarm. He grabbed a jumper, wetted it on the road outside and wrapped it around himself and ran back inside the house to try to save the girls.“I couldn’t get in. The smoke was so thick I couldn’t breathe,” he said.Mr Kelly said he and the girls had bought beer, vodka and Baileys at 5pm the evening before and they had enjoyed the evening chatting and listening to music. They had all gone to bed at 2am and he was invited to stay in the back upstairs bedroom whilst Anngie and Jodie shared a double bed at the front of the house.A shop assistant from a Centra store at Mountain Top told the inquest that Anngie had entered the shop with an unknown man between 3.30am and 4am. She had complained a cash machine wasn’t working and they left without purchasing anything.Pathologist Dr Hajnalka Gyorffy said she had found Anngie had died from soot inhalation, carbon monoxide poisoning and fourth degree burns. She had also found a toxic level of alcohol.In relation to Jodie she found she had suffered first and second degree burns, carbon monoxide poisoning and soot inhalation. She also found toxic levels of alcohol, cocaine and sleeping tablets.Mr Cannon recorded their deaths as having been caused as set out in the pathology report.He told parents Frank and Mary Brogan that the deaths were “heart-wrenching” and he passed his sympathy to the family.He also praised the emergency services for their work on the day of the fire.Sgt Eunan Walsh thanked the Brogan family for the way they had helped gardai with their inquiries and she he hoped that now the inquests were over the extended family could begin to find some closure.THREE POSSIBLE SOURCES OF HORRIFIC HOUSE FIRE WHICH KILLED DONEGAL SISTERS – EXPERT was last modified: February 12th, 2015 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:anngeline broganhouse firejody broganLetterkenny Donegallast_img read more

Women’s Basketball Sweeps MVC Weekly Awards

first_imgST. LOUIS – Senior Lizzy Wendell (Blue Springs, Mo.) of the Drake University women’s basketball team has been named the Missouri Valley Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week for the third-straight week while freshman Becca Hittner (Urbandale, Iowa) was named the MVC Newcomer of the Week for the fourth time this season, the league office announced Monday afternoon. In her first season, Hittner continued her outstanding play in the wins over Loyola and Indiana State. She averaged 14.5 points, 9.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.5 steals. Against Loyola, Hittner recorded her second career double-double with 15 points and a game-high 10 rebounds. Against Indiana State, she finished with 14 points and nine rebounds along with a career-high five assists and three steals. On the season, Hittner averages 11.6 points, 5.9 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game. This week is a showdown of the MVC’s two remaining undefeated teams in conference play as Drake (15-4, 8-0 MVC) travels to Cedar Falls, Iowa to take on UNI (15-4, 8-0 MVC) on Friday, Jan. 27. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. and the game will be broadcast on The Valley on ESPN3. Print Friendly Version Wendell continued her strong play in wins over Loyola and Indiana State this past weekend. In the victories, she averaged 27.0 points, 2.0 steals, 1.5 rebounds and 1.5 assists. Wendell opened the weekend in a big win over Loyola with a game-high 25 points on a blistering 10-of-14 shooting performance and added three steals, one assist and one block. She followed that performance in the comeback victory over Indiana State with a game-high 29 points, making all 9-of-9 free throws, and added two assists, two rebounds and one steal. Wendell has scored 20 or more points in eight of Drake’s last 10 games and in her career, has a league-high 60 games of scoring 20 or more points. This season along with her league-leading scoring average of 22.6, Wendell is averaging 4.4 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 2.9 steals while shooting 54.4 percent from the floor. Wendell has been named MVC Player of the Week four times this season and 13 times in her outstanding career which ranks second all-time in conference history.last_img read more