Listen to the NWJHL All Star Game Live

first_imgA total of 7 Fort St. John Huskies players will be in Whitecourt Saturday for the annual NWJHL All Star Game.The game will start at 8pm and you can hear the game live thanks to XM105 in Whitecourt.  Click Here to listen live.- Advertisement –last_img

Norton urges players to take advantage of their opportunities

first_img… as Malteenoes Cricket Academy reopensAfter having difficulty resuscitating the beloved Malteenoes Cricket Academy over the years, scores of young cricketers, coaches and patrons of the Malteenoes Sports Club (MSC) were present on Monday morning as the Academy was once again reopened for a two-week session.Dr George Norton addressing the gathering at the Malteenoes Sports Club. He is flanked by MSC Second Vice President Neil Barry and Committee Member Debra Mc NicholOver that period of time, it is expected that young players up to the age of 18 will benefit from not only on field training but also capacity building in terms of etiquette and media interaction.Delivering the feature address at Monday’s opening ceremony was Social Cohesion Minister with responsibility for youth, culture and sport, Dr George Norton. The Minister, who is known for throwing himself into a game or two when the opportunity arises, urged the new students to take full advantage of everything they will learn, considering the Academy’s impressive track record.“We all know that this Academy, over the years, has contributed to the grooming of some of the country’s best cricketers who have done Guyana proud, so I want to encourage you to grasp all that is taught,” he stated.In relation to the coaching staff on board, Norton expressed confidence in the team, noting that he was impressed with the variety of topics that would be covered over the next two weeks.“I am particularly impressed by the depth of the programme, and the fact that the sessions are not only about teaching cricket techniques. I am happy to know that you will be addressing issues like child safety and protection, hygiene and social skills. I am also quite impressed by the fact that this Academy will not only be grooming future cricketing stars, but umpires, scorers, Journalists and even broadcasters as well,” Minister Norton said.The Academy’s curriculum is not limited to catering for aspiring cricketers but also children who are desirous of taking up umpiring, scoring, broadcasting and journalism. As such, it was made clear that the aim of the Academy is not only to produce cricketers but also to assist youngsters in exploring the vast opportunities that the sport can provide.The Academy, which was vibrant in the 1990s, had recommenced in 2016 but missed out on 2017 due to a lack of available coaches. The programme has produced renowned cricketers such as Ramnaresh Sarwan, Narsingh Deonarine and Steve Massiah. This year’s programme will conclude on August 3.last_img read more

Iran military test-fires missile built for multiple warheads

first_imgTEHRAN, Iran – Iran’s military said Friday it successfully test-fired a missile not detectable by radar that can use multiple warheads to hit several targets simultaneously, a development that raised concerns in the United States and Israel. The Fajr-3, which means “victory” in Farsi, can reach Israel and U.S. bases in the Middle East, Iranian state media indicated. The announcement of the test-firing is likely to stoke regional tensions and feed suspicion about Tehran’s military intentions and nuclear ambitions. “I think it demonstrates that Iran has a very active and aggressive military program under way,” State Department deputy spokesman Adam Ereli said in Washington. “I think Iran’s military posture, military development effort, is of concern to the international community.” Gen. Hossein Salami, the air force chief of Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards, did not specify the missile’s range, saying how far it can travel depends on the weight of its warheads. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event But state-run television described the weapon as “ballistic” – suggesting it is of comparable range to Iran’s existing ballistic rocket, which can travel about 1,200 miles and reach arch-foe Israel and U.S. bases in Iraq and the Persian Gulf region. “Today, a remarkable goal of the Islamic Republic of Iran’s defense forces was realized with the successful test-firing of a new missile with greater technical and tactical capabilities than those previously produced,” Salami said on television, which showed a brief clip of the missile’s launch. “It can avoid anti-missile missiles and strike the target,” the general said. He said the missile would carry a multiple warhead, and each warhead would be capable of hitting its target precisely. “This news causes much concern, and that concern is shared by many countries in the international community, about Iran’s aggressive nuclear weapons program and her parallel efforts to develop delivery systems, both in the field of ballistic missiles and cruise missiles,” said Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman Mark Regev. “The combination of extremist jihadist ideology, together with nuclear weapons and delivery systems, is a combination that no one in the international community can be complacent about,” Regev said. Yossi Alpher, an Israeli consultant on the Mideast peace process, said the news “escalates the arms race between Iran and all those who are concerned about Iran’s aggressive intentions and nuclear potential.” Andy Oppenheimer, a weapons expert at Jane’s Information Group, said the missile test could be an indication that Iran has MIRV capability. MIRV refers to multiple independently targetable re-entry vehicles, which are intercontinental ballistic missiles with several warheads, each of which could be directed to a different target. 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

Carabao Cup: The 2017-18 first round draw in full

first_imgThe Carabao Cup first round draw took place on Friday.Newly-relegated Sunderland were among 70 clubs in the draw, with Hull and Middlesbrough, who also dropped out of the Premier League last season, among those joining the competition in round two.Teams were regionalised into groups for north and south, then split into two pots for seedings, with a separate draw to determine who would play at home.It was held in Thailand, the home of the competition’s sponsor, Carabao Energy Drink.France’s 1998 World Cup-winning midfielder Emmanuel Petit, Carabao chief executive Sathien Setthasit and the British ambassador to Thailand Brian Davidson on hand to assist EFL chief executive Shaun Harvey.The draw was screened on Facebook Live and there was some confusion initially, with Charlton appearing to be playing twice and Football League newcomers Forest Green Rovers also handed the wrong opponents in an on-screen graphic.A spokesperson for the EFL, however, confirmed there was no error with the actual draw process, claiming the accompanying summary graphic was simply incorrect.Here is the draw in full:NORTHERN SECTIONCoventry City vs Blackburn Rovers Nottingham Forest vs Shrewsbury Town Bradford City vs Doncaster Rovers Mansfield Town vs Rochdale Grimsby Town vs Derby County Barnsley vs Morecambe Crewe Alexandra vs Bolton Wanderers Oldham Athletic vs Burton Albion Wigan Athletic vs Blackpool Bury vs Sunderland Sheffield Wednesday vs Chesterfield Accrington Stanley vs Preston North End Fleetwood Town vs Carlisle United Sheffield United vs Walsall Scunthorpe United vs Notts County Rotherham United vs Lincoln City Leeds United vs Port ValeSOUTHERN SECTIONBirmingham City vs Crawley Town Exeter City vs Charlton Athletic Queens Park Rangers vs Northampton Town Newport County vs Southend United Bristol City vs Plymouth Argyle Cardiff City vs Portsmouth Millwall vs Stevenage Oxford United vs Cheltenham Town AFC Wimbledon vs Brentford Norwich City vs Swindon Town Bristol Rovers vs Cambridge United Peterborough United vs Barnet Wycombe Wanderers vs Fulham Colchester United vs Aston VillaWolverhampton Wanderers vs Yeovil Town Reading vs GillinghamForest Green Rovers vs Milton Keynes Dons Luton Town vs Ipswich Town 1last_img read more

‘Picture Exclusive’: Rangers Sign Bent

first_img McCoist’s bizarre tale about Big Dunc, a game of cards and a faulty homing pigeon LANGUAGE BARRIER CLASSIC ‘Big Dunc is more experienced than Gerrard and Lampard and should get the Everton job’ Latest Rangers News talkSPORT can exclusively reveal that Rangers’ sign is bent.As you can see from the image below, the Scottish club, who were recently linked with transfer of a certain English striker, have a wonky sign outside their stadium which clearly needs fixing.Sorry, we couldn’t resist… Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions BOSS Alfredo Morelos does the most Morelos thing ever during Rangers win Wolves advance to knockout stages, Celtic seal top spot in Group E, Rangers draw You can thank us later, Rangers fans How Arsenal and Rangers can join Man United and Celtic in Europa League last 32 Storytime fate Fans think they know why Klopp and Gerrard signed new contracts on the same day scrap McCoist tells funny Rangers story about Gazza and new Napoli boss Gattuso results I told Rangers to beat Spurs to Luka Modric signing, reveals Ally McCoist *DISCLAIMER: Like Rangers winning the title, this is just a joke revealed Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos ALMOST BEST OF 1last_img read more


first_imgJOHN MARTIN FROM DUNGLOE IS DOWN UNDER, DOWN UNDER!John Martin is from Dungloe and has been living in Perth, Australia this last 4 years.He runs his own construction company and employs several local lads including Charlie Bonner (an ex Donegal underage player), Cedric Mulligan and Shaun Quinn to name a few.He’s looking forward to watching the final with the Dungloe crew in Perth on the 23rd. Here he is scuba-diving off Perth – complete with Donegal top!Send you Fan Photos to   COUNTDOWN TO CROKER – FAN PHOTO OF THE DAY was last modified: September 2nd, 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:COUNTDOWN TO CROKER – FAN PHOTO OF THE DAYlast_img read more


first_imgAfter a series of trials three Donegal schoolgirls have been named as this years Ulster Schools All Stars and will compete in the inter provincial tournament in January.Marie O’Reilly and Aine McGettigan from Loreto Letterkenny and Lauren McElwaine from Loreto Milford were named in the honours list today.The full Ulster All Stars List is below: Holly Lynch St Louis CarrickmacrossMarie O’Reilly Loreto LetterkennyAoife McConville St Michael’s GrammarCatriona Caldwell Assumption Grammar School Eimear McAnespie St Ciaran’s BallygawleyLouise Kenny St Paul’s BessbrookSlaine McCarroll St Ciaran’s BallygawleyClara Mulvenna St Mark’s WarrenpointMuireann Atkinson Our Ladies Castleblaney Michaela Gaffney Loreto College CavanAiobhinn Henderson St Michael’s GrammarBlaithin Mackin St Paul’s BessbrookGrainne Rafferty St Ciaran’s Ballygawley Aimee Mackin St Paul’s BessbrookNiamh Callan Our Ladies CastleblaneyLaura Kane St Ciarans BallygawleyEllen Ni Bhriain Coláiste Oiriall MonaghanAine McGettigan Loreto LetterkennyEimear Rocks St Genevieve’s High SchoolLauren McElwaine Loreto MilfordNiamh Coleman St Michael’s GrammarBeth Farrelly McGee Virgina College CavanBridgetta Quinn Our Ladies Grammar NewryLauren Jones St Louis CarrickmacrossChloe Corr St Patrick’s AcademyLADIES FOOTBALL: THREE DONEGAL GIRLS GIVEN ULSTER SCHOOLS ALL-STARS was last modified: November 5th, 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:letterkennyLoretoMilfordUlster Schools All Starslast_img read more


first_imgA senior counsel is to investigate allegations of planning irregularities in Co Donegal.Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly has appointed Rory Mulcahy to prepare a review into certain planning decisions by Donegal County Council.The claims include that a council worker submitted applications on behalf of friends and family, forged signatures and destroyed recommendations of other planners. The Irish Times report that Mr Kelly said the allegations warranted an independent investigation. “I am committed to ensuring the integrity of our planning system.“Uncertainty remains around these planning matters and I consider that in the interest of protecting that integrity it is vital that these matters are reviewed by an independent expert to determine if there is any case to answer.”Mr Mulcahy will be required to report on all written allegations received from the whistleblower, who worked with Donegal County Council.He will be given all documentation and will be allowed to conduct interviews with any named or relevant person. The senior counsel has until October 31st to submit his final report to Mr Kelly.SENIOR BARRISTER TO INVESTIGATE PLANNING CLAIMS IN DONEGAL was last modified: September 15th, 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:alan kellydonegalirregularitiesplanninglast_img read more

‘We are lost without him’ – Family appeal to get dog home before Christmas

first_imgThe family of a much-loved little dog called Alfie are offering a €1,000 reward to get their pet home safely before Christmas.Alfie went missing on 10th September 2019 on Port Arthur beach in Gweedore.In the last three months, his owners have searched far and wide to find him. Alfie’s owners live between Gweedore and Scotland and have been heartbroken since he went missing. But they remain determined to never give up. Missing Dog AlfieThe appeal said: “Alfie has a really distinctive black spot on his back and reacts well to “bubbles” someone out there knows where he is.“Has your neighbour or work colleague recently got a new dog which fits Alfie’s description?“Please let us know, there is €1000 reward for any information which leads to the safe return of Alfie.“He is such a big part of our families lives and is sorely missed, things just aren’t the same without him! Every share is one step closer to us bringing Alfie home. We will never give up.” If you have any information that may help in any way, please contact the ‘Alfie wants to come home’ Facebook page.‘We are lost without him’ – Family appeal to get dog home before Christmas was last modified: December 5th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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

Doodle to make a difference

first_imgCreative South Africans are asked to getdoodling now in aid of education.(Image: Samsung)MEDIA CONTACTS • Bernadine DawsonAccount director, Orange Ink+27 11 465 4075Shamin ChibbaSamsung and the Nelson Mandela Foundation have teamed up to encourage South Africans to unleash their inner artist in honour of the former president, ahead of this year’s Mandela Day.The initiative is also expected to improve education and access to knowledge in the country.Doodle for International Nelson Mandela Day, both a charity and a marketing initiative by Samsung, asks users to create a graphic about topical issues or any other inspiration, and then submit it via the company’s Facebook page or at one of their public campaigns that is travelling to ten shopping centres around the country.The first of these public events took place in Sandton City, north of Johannesburg, between 10 and 12 February.Upcoming venues include Menlyn Park in Pretoria, Canal Walk in Cape Town and Gateway in Durban, among others.For every doodle uploaded, the company invests R5 (US$0.64) into the campaign, whose proceeds will go towards the development of another solar powered internet school and will also help organisations to set up libraries in schools.According to Samsung’s head of mobile products, Paulo Ferreira, the company has already launched such a solar powered school in Qunu, Mandela’s home village in the Eastern Cape.“The campaign is more than just about connectivity for pupils. It is about creating access to educational content,” said Ferreira.The solar powered internet schools are housed in shipping containers that have been transformed into fully equipped and functional classrooms.Ferreira added that Samsung plans to build more solar powered internet schools around the country in coming months. The company is also looking to help equip schools across the African continent.Taking action for better educationFor Samsung South Africa’s MD Deon Liebenberg, the campaign is all about ensuring that people in needy communities have a sustainable future.“Samsung is committed to investing in viable, tangible and measurable corporate social investment projects,” he said.The doodle initiative has proven that South Africans are not slouches when it comes to charity. According to Ferreira, the response from the public has been overwhelming so far.“It is a positive campaign and as South Africans we all benefit from this [initiative],” he said.Aspiring doodlers are first asked to like the Samsung Mobile South Africa Facebook page before clicking on the “Doodle and Win” link. The link directs the would-be artists to the Galaxy Note application that allows them to upload a photograph of their choice and customise it to their heart’s content with an online digital pen.The doodler with the most votes so far is Carmen Blumrick with her “Save the Rhino” picture, which shows a person planting a kiss on a rhino. She has over 500 votes.South Africans are urged to visit the company’s Facebook page to vote for and share their favourite doodle and in the process stand a chance of winning one of twenty Galaxy Notes.The campaign is also live on the company website for those who are interested in entering the competition. The winning doodle will be displayed on Samsung’s local Facebook page.last_img read more