District taking over Charlie Lake Fire Department

first_imgThe District says it will now work with the Society to transition to a new fire protection model.The full release by the District can be viewed below. The Charlie Lake Fire Department will be facing a new form of management after the Peace River Regional District announced it will no longer contract out the fire service.The District has resolved that it will no longer contract out the fire services to the Charlie Lake/Grandhaven Fire Protection Society.- Advertisement -It has given notice to the Society that it will not continue the service past March 31, 2012.In a release, the District states that it still has to determine what the best course of action is to maintain the efficiency and effectiveness of fire protection in the area.The request to have the District take over the Fire Department was made by the Society’s President Doug Allen at a Feb. 24 meeting when he and the Charlie Lake Fire Chief Al Pinkerton presented the Department’s 2011 budget.Charlie Lake residents had also expressed a similar desire at a public meeting held on Feb. 3.Advertisementlast_img read more

GLAAD names annual top media picks

first_imgHOLLYWOOD – If anyone wanted more proof that the days of closeted stars are beginning to fade, they needed only look to Saturday night’s 18th annual GLAAD Media Awards. Among the presenters were actors Neil Patrick Harris, T.R. Knight and singer Lance Bass – all of whom publicly acknowledged last year that they are gay and received rousing ovations Saturday night from a supportive crowd at the Kodak Theatre. “For gosh sakes,” an emotional Knight said after receiving a prolonged standing ovation. “I’m very honored to be here. … I’m angry at the inequality we face every day. I hope I can turn that anger toward our fight to be respected as equals.” Knight was followed on stage shortly afterward by Harris, who jokingly goaded the audience, “Oh sure, you stand for T.R.” Aniston, who recently portrayed a lesbian on an episode of the FX series “Dirt,” received GLAAD’s Vanguard Award for increasing the visibility and understanding of LGBT people. Aniston was clearly moved to be joining such past Vanguard Award recipients as Elizabeth Taylor, Liza Minnelli, Whoopi Goldberg, Vanessa Redgrave, Shirley MacLaine and Charlize Theron. Tennis legend Navratilova, who won the U.S. Open mixed doubles title last September, one month shy of her 50th birthday, received the Stephen F. Kolzak Award presented to her by Bass. Recently retired from tennis, Navratilova told the crowd, “Being a champion for gay and lesbian rights is something I will never retire from until we do have full equality – and that day will come.” The awards will be broadcast April 21 on Logo, MTV Network’s cable channel for LGBT viewers and others. For more coverage of the L.A. GLAAD Awards, check out the Out In Hollywood blog at www.dailynews.com. greg.hernandez@dailynews.com (818) 713-3758 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The three out performers joined a star-studded roster of presenters and honorees that included Jake Gyllenhaal, Ben Affleck, Jennifer Aniston, Martina Navratilova, America Ferrera, Matthew Rhys, Katherine Heigl and Kate Walsh. In the competitive categories, “Little Miss Sunshine” may have lost out on an Academy Award, but the comedy took the outstanding (wide release) film prize. Among the film’s major characters is a depressed man (played by Steve Carell) who joins his dysfunctional family on a road trip. ABC shows “Brothers & Sisters” (Outstanding Drama Series), “Ugly Betty” (Outstanding Comedy), and an episode of “Grey’s Anatomy” were among mainstream media projects and individuals honored by GLAAD, the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation. All displayed what the organization called fair, accurate and inclusive representations of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and their issues. “What an honor,” said “Brothers & Sisters” creator Jon Robin Baitz. “I don’t know how you do a show about five children and not have one of them be gay.” last_img read more

Southgate to name England World Cup squad on May 16

first_img0Shares0000England manager Gareth Southgate plans to name his 23-man World Cup squad on May 16 © AFP/File / Ben STANSALLLONDON, United Kingdom, May 11 – Gareth Southgate will name his England squad for the World Cup in Russia on May 16.Southgate will reveal his 23-man group for the finals on Wednesday and is scheduled to discuss his selection in a press conference at Wembley the following day. World governing body FIFA has set June 4 as the date when all final squads for the tournament must be submitted.Southgate has already been forced to rule Liverpool duo Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Joe Gomez out of his plans.Oxlade-Chamberlain suffered a season-ending knee injury in the first leg of the Reds’ Champions League semi-final against Roma.Gomez has undergone ankle surgery on an injury suffered in England’s friendly against Holland in March.England warm up for the World Cup with friendlies against Nigeria at Wembley on June 2 and Costa Rica at Elland Road on June 7.They kick off their World Cup campaign against Tunisia on June 18 in Volgograd and also face group matches against Belgium and Panama.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more


first_imgDDTV: Not every salmon landed by anglers ends up on a plate with a wedge of salmon and some spuds. This lovely video from the River Lennon shows the landing of two spring salmon…and shows them being returned.A case of the two that got away…with a helping hand from those who caught them.Donegal Catch it’s not.Click to play  DDTV: LANDING A SPRING SALMON ON A DONEGAL RIVER – AND PUTTING IT BACK was last modified: May 19th, 2012 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:DDTV: LANDING A SPRING SALMON ON A DONEGAL RIVER – AND PUTTING IT BACKlast_img read more


first_imgWhat better way for Santa to arrive than on a magnificent John Deere tractor.Well that’s the mode of transport the Big Man has chosen when he arrives at Tinney’s Farm Toys at their store in Drumnahoe, Letterkenny tomorrow at 2pm. Anybody who was lucky enough to be there in the snow last year will remember what a wonderful occasion it was.Tinney’s can’t guarantee the snow tomorrow but they will ensure everyone has a wonderful time.And the good news is that it’s all completely FREE.Each child will receive a special badge and a bag of sweets. Not just that but they can spend as long as they want surrounded by some of the most amazing toys ever made.They include a full range of John Deere toys including tractors and snow cruisers as well as Corgi, Hornby and Scalextric toys.It promises to be a day to remember and for any child who hasn’t written their letter to Santa just yet – tomorrow could be the chance to find that special gift and put it on your list!Remember it’s Tinney’s Toys at 2pm tomorrow – it’s when Christmas starts.OH DEERE – SANTA IS ON HIS WAY TO TINNEY’S TOYS! was last modified: November 25th, 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)last_img read more


first_imgBrian ‘Dinky’ Dorrian is hoping his side can get off to a winning start on Sunday when they play Cavan/Monaghan select team at Ballyare.Brian ‘Dinky’ Dorrian is confident the squad he has assembled is good enough to get his Donegal League select side into the knockout stages of the Oscar Traynor competition. The former Sligo Rovers reserve and U20 manager, is the current boss at St Catherine’s, and has established himself as one of the top coaches in Donegal over the last decade.He unearthed the likes of Shaun Kelly (Derry City) and Seamus Coleman (Everton) during his time as manager of the underage sides at the Killybegs club. His focus now however, is to prepare the Donegal League side for their forthcoming Oscar Traynor campaign, which gets underway this Sunday.Dorrian’s side face a Cavan/Monaghan select side, who have returned to the competition after a number of years out of it and are something of an unknown entity.However, Dorrian has used his extensive contacts in the game to find out as much as he possibly can about the side he’s facing on Sunday.In the lead up to the match this Sunday, Dorrian spoke to Donegal Daily about his side’s prospects in the competition. Dorrian said, “We’ve assembled a good side, and we’ve a good mixture of experience and quality.“We’ve got both Matthew Crossan and Gary Crossan in the side, and those two have a wealth of experience at a very high level.“Shane O’Rourke who played in the League Of Ireland with Salthill is on-board, and Benny McLaughlin is also involved, so we’ve got a lot of quality and experience in the side.Dorrian admits his side need to give a good account of themselves in this year’s competition after a number of disappointing years in the competition in the last while.Dorrian has adopted an ultra professional approach to the competition, and his side have been preparing for the competition for over six weeks now, he’s hoping their approach pays dividends. “We’ve approached it as professionally as we can, and the players have responded to that really well.“They realise it’s an honour to represent your county at any level, and they’re looking forward to the competition.“We’ve played a number of matches, and we’ve performed well in them, we’ve met up collectively twice-a-week and the commitment the players have given so far has been top class.“We want to give a good account of ourselves, as players and as a management set-up, so we’re leaving no stone unturned in our preparation for the match. Dorrian admitted that neighbours and bitter rivals Inishowen are the benchmark his team are aiming to match.Inishowen reached the final of the competition two years ago, and made a semi-final appearance last year.“They’re a quality outfit, and they’ve shown that over the last number of years, they’ve raised the bar, and we need to get to that level.“But as I’ve said, I’m more than happy with the squad I have, and I believe we can have a good run in the competition.“Our aim is to get out of the group, and then see where that takes us, it’s going to be difficult, but we’re up for the challenge as a group, and are really looking forward to it.First up for Dorrian is that tricky assignment against Cavan/Monaghan on Sunday in Ballyare, kick-off is at 2.30pm.DORRIAN CONFIDENT HIS SIDE CAN MAKE AN IMPACT IN OSCAR TRAYNOR COMPETITION was last modified: October 17th, 2014 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:Brian ‘Dinky’ DorrianDonegal LeagueHome-page SportnewsOscar Traynor Teamlast_img read more

Vipers ease past hapless Onduparaka

first_img Tags: onduparaka fcStarTimes Uganda Premeir Leaguetopvipers sc Viper are still second in the standingsStarTimes Uganda Premier LeagueVipers SC 3-0 Onduparaka FC St. Mary’s Stadium, KitendeTuesday, 08-01-2019KITENDE – Vipers SC returned to winning ways with a 2-0 victory over Onduparaka at the St. Mary’s Stadium in Kitende.After two conservative goalless draws, the Venoms struck thrice in the second through Geoffrey Wasswa, Dan Sserunkuma and defender Livingstone Mulondo.The Venoms who were starting life with Edward Golola back started strongly with Tito Okello firing wide after a goal-mouth scramble in the Onduparaka area.At the other end, Vianne Ssekajugo made a good run down the left and sent in a low cross which was taped out by Ezra Bida with Vipers goalkeeper Fabian Mutombora struggling.Moments later, Vianne tried his luck from distance but Mutombora dived low to save and Tadeo Lwanga cleared the ball out for a corner.At the hour mark, Geoffrey Wasswa went agonizingly wide from a free-kick after Moses Waiswa was fouled by Rashid Toha.Three minutes later, debutant Innocent Wafula missed a glorious opportunity to give Vipers the lead, connecting poorly with a Yayo Lutimba cross from the left. Moments later, Ssebwato saved a Tito snap shot from just inside the area, sending it out for a corner.At the stroke of half time, Vipers failed to clear their lines after a Gadaffi Gadinho corner and they were lucky to see Toha’s bicycle kick rebound off Ibrahim Kiyemba’s head and out for a throw in.Onduparaka went all out at the start of the second half, dominating the early possession and saw Gadaffi shoot from outside the area but his weak effort was comfortably saved by Mutombora.At the other end, the ever industrious Wasswa made it 1-0 to the hosts. The defender-turn midfielder gathered Kiyemba’s throw in and ran towards goal before dinking the ball over Ssebwato and into the net off the right-hand post.With 51 minutes played, Vipers made their first substitution, sending on Brian Nkuubi for the ineffective Moses Waiswa.Two minutes after the switch, Nkuubi played in Sserunkuma who saw Ssebwato slightly off his line and sent a perfect shot into the back of the net to double Vipers’ lead.The Venoms should have added onto their tally on 56 minutes but Wafula could only look on in disgust as his low shot was deflected out for a corner by Toha.On 59 minutes, substitute Nkuubi tested Ssebwato from distance but the custodian was on hand to purry the ball over for a corner.Four minutes past the hour mark, Wafula was brought off and replaced with Abraham Ndugwa, much to applauses from the home fans.With 19 minutes to play, Nkuubi and Tito played a breathtaking one two but the later could only shoot straight at Ssebwato and Toha cleared the rebound out for a corner. From the resultant kick, Mulondo put the game to bed, heading in powerfully Yayo Lutimba’s pin point corner for 3-0.Vipers had three other opportunities to score a forth but it just couldn’t be. First, Wasswa made an overlap but could not beat Ssebwato from close range. Then Tom Matsiko sent in a ferocious shot from outside the area but was gathered routinely by the Onduparaka shot stopper.The last meaningful action saw Nkuubi shot from distance but his effort flew over for a goal kick.The three points earned consolidate Vipers’ second position on the StarTimes Uganda Premier League table with 29 points from 14 games while Onduparaka remain 3rd after collecting 24 points from 15 games.The other games played on Tuesday:-URA FC 0-1 KCCA FC-Police FC 2-2 SC VillaComments last_img read more

Cloughaneely Band to play at St Patrick’s Day Parade in Liverpool

first_imgBanna Ceoil Chloich Cheann Fhaola is making the journey across the water this weekend to take part in the St.Patrick’s Day parade in Liverpool. This invitation to march in the St. Patrick’s Day parade came from the Liverpool parade director and was accepted by the band committee following the bands success in retaining their All-Ireland Fleadh Junior Miscellaneous Title for three years in a row.Chairperson of the band, Grace McGarvey explains: ’We really have the best bunch of young people and they are a credit to our parish. The commitment each member have given to the band in recent years after winning the All-Ireland title for three years was incredible. We decided to accept the invitation to reward the children for all their effort and dedication. We, the committee, teachers and parents are so proud of them all and I know they will represent our parish with pride this weekend’. The band’s previous trips abroad to Munich in 2000 and Philadelphia in 2009 for St.Patrick’s day parades have given lifelong memories to previous band members.Christopher Barrett, a past member of the Cloughaneely Band, currently teaches the drums and percussion to its members.He said ‘Whenever I meet up with friends that were in the band that travelled to Philadephia, we still share funny stories and memories of that trip. It was an amazing experience to represent your parish, county and country and I know our current band members will do their best and they deserve so much credit for all the hard work they put in’.Since October, band members have been practising every week and have prepared a new music and marching routine for the St. Patricks Day trip. This includes a mixture of their Fleadh winning programme with newer popular show tunes and traditional favourites such as ‘Leaving of Liverpool’ and ‘The Irish Rover’.The band will be putting the finishing touches to this routine at their last practice in Gortahork Hall on Thursday evening. Later that night, they depart for Dublin and travel by boat to Liverpool in the early hours of the morning.The band have also been asked to play at a concert, to entertain an audience of the Irish Diaspora, in the Irish Centre on Friday evening before they take part in the main event, the St.Patrick’s Day parade on Saturday afternoon.In all, 40 band members will march in the parade and this marks a wonderful occasion for band members young and old. We wish them the very best of luck and as a community, we thank them for bringing great success and joy to the parish of Cloughaneely down through the years.Cloughaneely Band to play at St Patrick’s Day Parade in Liverpool was last modified: March 13th, 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:Cloughaneely BandLiverpoolparadeSt Patrick’s Daylast_img read more

Maropeng unveils Little Foot cast

first_img11 December 2006A cast of the world’s most complete pre-human fossil, one of the most significant fossil finds ever made, can now be seen by the public.An in situ cast of Little Foot, which rests in dolomite and chert stones in the Silberberg Grotto at Sterkfontein Caves, has been unveiled at the Maropeng visitor interpretation centre at South Africa’s Cradle of Humankind world heritage site.Dubbed Little Foot because its body parts are smaller than other adult finds, the fossil is the most complete pre-human (Australopithecine) fossil unearthed to date, and probably the oldest in southern Africa.More than 10 years since the excavation of Little Foot began, the cast allows visitors to Maropeng to see what Little Foot looks at the site of the excavation at the Sterkfontein Caves.Little Foot will lie unlifted at Sterkfontein until around the middle of 2007. When completely excavated, it is expected to reveal crucial information on how the Australopithecines looked, moved and lived.National treasureSpeaking at the unveiling of the cast last week, Gauteng Premier Mbhazima Shilowa described Little Foot as “one of South Africa’s most highly prized palaeoanthropological discoveries.“Although we know that Little Foot walked upright and was closely related to the world-famous Mrs Ples, it is an even more ancient and more complete Australopithecine fossil find,” Shilowa said.“The excavation has yielded the most complete Australopithecine skull as well as the most complete set of foot and leg bones. Furthermore, the skeleton is extremely well preserved, with most of the bones intact and joined in their natural position.“All of these qualities make it one of the most significant hominid discoveries on the planet, and one that every South African should be proud of.”Old boxes of bonesLittle Foot was discovered after Professor Ron Clarke of the University of the Witwatersrand, looking through boxes of animal fossils in 1994, recognized bones belonging to a hominid foot.Over time he accumulated many of the bones from this hominid’s left and right feet, and – thinking it unlikely that two feet of the same specimen should have fallen into the cave, unless they had still been attached to a whole body – reasoned that the rest of the skeleton must still be encased in the Sterkfontein Caves.In 1997 Clarke made a cast of the broken tibia bone which he thought should match the point in the cave from which the foot-bones had been removed, and sent his two assistants, Nkwane Molefe and Steven Motsumi, into the Silberberg Grotto.Within two days Molefe and Motsumi found a fragment which astonishingly matched the tibia shaft, and so the complete skeleton of Little Foot was discovered.Also speaking at the Little Foot cast unveiling, Wits University vice-chancellor Loyiso Nongxa said that Little Foot’s excavation from its 3-million-year-old encasing “gives us a unique opportunity to uncover information about the appearance, locomotion and lifestyle of the Australopithecines and to unlock important secrets about human evolution.”Cradle of HumankindSterkfontein Cave is the most famous of 13 excavated fossil sites in the broader 47 000-hectare Cradle of Humankind site situated some 50 kilometres north-west of Johannesburg.Three million years of human activity have taken place in and around the Cradle, including man’s earliest-known mastery of fire.Forty percent of all human ancestor fossil finds have been made here, including several of the world’s most famous and important fossils – among them Mrs Ples (now believed to be Master Ples), dating back 2.5-million years, and Little Foot.A further 500 hominid fossils and over 9 000 stone tools have been excavated in the area, and excavations will probably continue for another 100 years.SouthAfrica.info reporter Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Weekly Poll: Will Private Clouds Prevail Or Do Platforms Represent the Future?

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting How Intelligent Data Addresses the Chasm in Cloud Tags:#Architecture#cloud#cloud computing alex williams Cloud Hosting for WordPress: Why Everyone is Mo… The concept of the private cloud is perceived as real, no surprise, by the players represented in the vast ecosystem that is the enterprise. You can hear their big sticks rattling as they push for private clouds.Virtualization is important for data center efficiency. it helps customers make a transition to the public cloud.But it is not the Internet. Private clouds still mean that the enterprise is hosting its own applications. And for a new generation, that can make it feel a bit like a college graduate of 30 years ago walking into an enterprise dominated by mainframes and green screens.That’s not necessarily a bad thing. A private cloud is just not a modern oriented vision. To call it cloud computing is just wrong. It’s like saying I am gong to have my own, private Internet.Still, we expect the term to be here for the long run, especially as the marketing amps up and “cloud in a box” services start popping up across the landscape.The only thing we can hope is that these private clouds allow for data to flow into public clouds.It is starting to feel like the concept of the cloud is at the point where the tide can go either way. Will we turn the cloud into an isolated environment or will the concepts of the Internet prevail? Those are big questions that will have defining consequences. The news from Microsoft this week about its private cloud initiative points to an undeniable trend. The concept of the private cloud is here to stay. This sticks in the craw of many a cloud computing veteran who makes the clear distinction between what is an Internet environment as opposed to an optimized data center.Amazon CTO Werner Vogels calls the private variety “false clouds.” Vogels maintains that you can’t add cloud elements to a data center and suddenly have a cloud of your own. In systems architecture diagrams, servers are represented by boxes and storage by containers. Above it all, the Internet is represented by a cloud. That’s how the cloud got its name. Trying to fit the Internet in a data center would be like trying to fit the universe in a small, little house. It’s a quantum impossibility.Our view is more in line with Vogels. In our report on the future of the cloud, Mike Kirkwood wrote that it is the rich platforms that will come to define the cloud. That makes more sense for us as platforms are part of an Internet environment, connected in many ways by open APIs.But what do you think? Here’s our question: Serverless Backups: Viable Data Protection for … Related Posts last_img read more