Despite postal strike, taxes still due

first_imgThe City of Fort St. John is reminding property owners that they must still pay their taxes by July 4, despite the current postal strike.The City says owners have various options available to them to pay their taxes. They can make payments by courier or in person at City Hall by cash, post-dated cheques or Interac. They can also make payments at most major banks or by telephone or web banking.- Advertisement -Eligible homeowners are also being reminded they must complete their N&R Home Owner Grant to have the grant amount deducted from their school taxes.Anyone whose payment is not received by 4:30 p.m. on July 4 faces a 10 per cent late penalty.last_img read more

Have you seen this missing ring?

first_imgAlison Dolan has launched an appeal with us after misplacing her engagement ring. Alison, from Ballyshannon, explained that the ring went missing at the end of July. She had been in Letterkenny that day, but also in Ballyshannon. She didn’t notice it was missing until that evening.The picture above is not the exact ring, but it is very similar. Alison’s one is also a cluster ring, with about twelve tiny diamonds embedded with two gold arms at either side. Alison said, “it’s long gone I would say, but anything is worth a shot”.If you have come across a ring that matches this description please don’t hesitate to message Donegal Daily on Facebook or you can email info@donegaldaily.comHave you seen this missing ring? was last modified: August 12th, 2016 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:Ballyshannonfound ringletterkennymissing ringlast_img read more

Transfer news: All you need to know about the midfielder interesting Arsenal

first_img1 Aymen Barkok (right): The midfielder has completed his breakthrough at Eintracht Frankfurt Arsenal may already have made two exciting additions this summer, but they are not finished yet.Arsene Wenger secured the free signing of Schalke left-back Sead Kolasinac in June, before adding Alexandre Lacazette from Lyon in a deal worth £52million.The FA Cup winners are now said to have made an approach for Eintracht Frankfurt’s Aymen Barkok, but a bid of £10m has been snubbed by the Bundesliga side, who are bracing themselves for another approach.So, who is Barkok? And why are Arsenal interested?Here, talkSPORT profiles the 19-year-old who could be preparing for life in London…Full Name: Aymen BarkokDate of birth: May 21, 1998 (age 19)Birthplace: Frankfurt, GermanyPosition: MidfielderWhat’s his story?A Germany youth international of Moroccan descent, Barkok only made his full debut for hometown club Eintracht Frankfurt in November. He went on to make 19 senior appearances in total for the DFP-Pokal finalists.Midfielder Barkok scored twice and assisted two more as he impressed for Niko Kovac’s side.He is currently away with Germany at the European Under-19 Championship and has one goal in two appearances.What type of player is he?A lot of his cameos last term came from the bench, but he excelled mostly in a central role. An early criticism would be the fact he commits fouls too often, but he is an exciting prospect when the ball is at his feet.A set-piece specialist, WhoScored statistics show he is a player who shoots from distance often, while he also enjoys carrying the ball. He favours playing long passes, so maybe the latter is something Arsenal can see as a strength, while teaching him when the right and wrong times are to go for a flashy cross-field pass.How could he fit in at Arsenal?Definitely one for the future, with the Gunners’ current competition in the centre of the park a loan move would suit Barkok in order to get regular game time, be it a return to Frankfurt or elsewhere.Arsenal currently have the likes of Granit Xhaka, Francis Coquelin, Aaron Ramsey, Jack Wilshere, Mohamed Elneny, Santi Cazorla and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain among their central midfield options.If he stays put and gets his chance at the Emirates, Barkok would have to hit the ground running to keep his place in the team.last_img read more

DONEGAL LADIES GAA: CHAMPIONSHIP DRAW

first_imgSenior Championship 2012 – Round 1 Sun 08th JulySt.Eunans v St. MichaelsSt. Mary’s Convoy v GlenfinFour Masters v MovilleAodh Rua v TermonRound 2 Sun 22nd JulySt Michaels v St.EunansGlenfin v St. Mary’s ConvoyMoville v Four MastersTermon v Aodh Rua Playoff 29th JulySemi-Final – Sun 26th AugustFour Masters / MovilleSt.Eunans / St MichaelsAodh Rua / TermonSt. Mary’s Convoy / GlenfinFinal Sun 09th SeptemberIntermediate Championship Fixtures –  Round 1 Sun 08th JulyArdara v MalinCloughaneely FreeRound 2 Sun 22nd JulyMalin v ArdaraCloughaneely FreePlayoff Sun 29th JulyRound 3 Sun 12th AugustLoser Of Round 1 & 2 v CloughaneelyRound 4 Sun 19th AugustCloughaneely v Loser Of Round 1 & 2 Playoff Sun 26th AugustFinal Sun 02nd SeptemberWinner Of Round 1 & 2 v Winner Of Round 3 & 4Junior Championship Fixtures – Preliminary Round Sun 24th JuneRobert Emmets v Termon BPreliminary Round Sun 01st JulyTermon B v Robert Emmets Round 1 Sun 08th JulyNaomh Mhuire v MilfordN. Conaill Glenties v KilcarGaoth Dobhair v BundoranKillybegs v Robert Emmets / Termon BN.Padraig Muff v DungloeRed Hughs v St.NaulsBuncrana v N.Brid/PettigoN.Padraig Lifford v Naomh ClumbaRound 2 Sun 22nd JulyMilford v Naomh MhuireKilcar v N. Conaill GlentiesBundoran v Gaoth DobhairRobert Emmets / Termon B v KillybegsDungloe v N.Padraig MuffSt.Nauls v Red HughsN.Brid/Pettigo v BuncranaNaomh Columba v N.Padraig LiffordPlayoff Sun 29th JulyQuarter-Final Sun 19th AugustSemi-Final Sun 26th AugustFinal Sun 02nd SeptemberDONEGAL LADIES GAA: CHAMPIONSHIP DRAW was last modified: April 23rd, 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:DONEGAL LADIES GAA: CHAMPIONSHIP DRAWlast_img read more

FAMILY VALUES – WHY DONEGAL’S KERRYMEN MAY BE SLEEPING IN THE SPARE ROOM!

first_imgCome the final whistle after today’s All Ireland quarter final, the respective Walsh households will be a difficult place to live for certain members of the family. Donegal women Roisin and Caroline Walsh just happen to be married to Kerry brothers Justin and Diarmuid Walsh.But they have refused to follow the Kingdom and will be proudly wearing the green and gold of Tir Chonaill today.Justin and Caroline (nee Sweeney) both work in Letterkenny IT while his brother Diarmuid and wife Roisin are both teachers in Inishowen.Both families have just returned from holidaying in the Kingdom but will be travelling to Croke Park today to support their teams. While in Kerry, Caroline, who is on the Committee for Relay for Life Donegal, met up with the Chair and Vice Chair of the Donegal Association of Kerry, who are keen to offer their support for Relay for Life by promoting and selling the Daniel O’Donnell’s CD (I’ll see this journey through) on the committees behalf and are also putting plans in place to organise a fundraising event for Relay for Life Donegal 2013.The Association was founded in March 2011 by Sean Gallagher.Living in Killorglin with his wife Mary, the Inver native is having great sport with the people of Kerry. With over 100 members the Donegal Association of Kerry is enjoying the tribal banter in all corners of the county this week as today’s showdown looms.“I think it is any team’s game and it is going to be tight. We are a farly tight-knit community here in Kerry alright, we’d have to be in a week like this, but the craic is mighty,” said Sean.Included in the picture are Sean Gallagher (back row – second in from right hand side), Kieran Boyle (back row on left hand side), Bridget Moore (formerly McElhinney, Creeslough) with her husband John from Causeway, Co Kerry. Bridget’s nephew, Martin McElhinney is on the Donegal panel for Sunday which makes it all the more exciting but although John would love to see Martin getting a medal, he will definitely be cheering for Kerry on the day! Also included of course are The Walsh families – Justin and Caroline with kids Sarah and Darragh (wearing Kerry Jerseys!!) and Diarmuid and Roisin with kids, Donal, Aoife and Michael (wearing Donegal Jerseys).    FAMILY VALUES – WHY DONEGAL’S KERRYMEN MAY BE SLEEPING IN THE SPARE ROOM! was last modified: August 5th, 2012 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

California community college football scores

first_imgSAN MATEO – Here are the weekend’s California community college football scores as compiled for The Associated Press by the JC Athletic Bureau: Northern California Football Association (non-conference games) American River 20, Yuba 15Feather River 49, Mendocino 6Monterey Peninsula 37, Contra Costa 20Solano 27, San Jose 13Los Medanos by forfeit over Marin Western State Conference Northern Division 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Santa Barbara 17, Moorpark 14 Foothill Conference ? Desert 27, Southwestern 14 (1 OT)Grossmont 38, Chaffey 31San Diego Mesa 28, San Bernardino Valley 25Victor Valley 27, Antelope Valley 0 Byes: 52 teams last_img read more

SA pushes for energy-efficient industry

first_img23 November 2011 “We all know that an economy cannot grow without energy, but that does not mean inefficient use of energy,” the Department of Energy’s Ompie Aphane said at the official launch of South Africa’s Industrial Energy Efficiency Improvement Project. “It is clear that we cannot continue on a wasteful path as we have been on,” Aphane, the department’s deputy director-general for electricity, nuclear and clean energy, said in Johannesburg on Tuesday. The project, first introduced following the rolling energy blackouts in the country in 2008, is a collaboration between the Departments of Energy and Trade and Industry, the Swiss Secretariat for Economic Affairs, and the UK Department for International Development. It seeks to provide a framework for businesses to follow in becoming energy-efficient, with focus so far on the agro-processing, chemicals and liquid fuels, metals processing, and engineering sectors. The Department of Energy’s executive director, Tshenge Demana, said industrial energy efficiency could be a significant contributor to climate change mitigation. At the same time, he said, the Industrial Energy Efficiency Improvement Project had already demonstrated the importance of energy efficiency to industrial competitiveness. “Energy-intensity reductions, in the manufacturing sector especially, lead to superior productivity and therefore contribute positively to national industrial competitiveness,” Demana said. Over the past few years, energy costs have become an increasingly significant portion of total production costs for South Africa’s manufacturing sector. Demana said that, in order for the industry to achieve better ratios of energy intensity to production, change was necessary. Industrial Energy Efficiency National Project Manager Gerswynn McKuur said the project had created an enabling policy framework, a framework of measurement standards, codes of conduct, and other support measures to industry implement energy efficiency measures. “The project has been on-going for the past 18 months,” McKuur explained, adding that over 900 people have been skilled in the project’s energy management system, while seven large companies had been recruited to implement energy management systems within their operations. Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

Sri Lanka relents, allows players to stay in IPL till May 18

first_imgA major standoff between the powerful BCCI and Sri Lanka Cricket was on Thursday averted with the island nation extending the deadline for its players’ return from the IPL till May 18, a compromise which put an end to the uncertainty over their availability.Under pressure from the BCCI to extend the original May 5 deadline, SLC relented after a meeting with country’s Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage and allowed its star players to participate in cash-rich event for 13 more days.Aluthgamage said it had been decided after a meeting with cricket administrators late today that the IPL players could join the team by May 19 in London.”We are giving players more time to play the IPL before joining the team for the England tour after several requests from the Indian cricket board,” Aluthgamage said.”The IPL boys have to be in London in time to play the practice match on May 19. I think the boys and the BCCI will be happy with the compromise,” the minister said.The series against England starts May 14 with a practice match against Middlesex, followed by another warm-up game against England Lions on May 19.The first Test of the three Tests is scheduled to begin in Cardiff from May 26 which means that those players staying back for IPL would just have about a week to prepare for the series.The indications of a compromise came earlier in the day when Aluthgamage said that the players might be allowed to stay beyond the original May 5 deadline.”I have received several e-mails from the BCCI and I will meet the selection committee and the SLC officials to discuss the matter. We might extend the May 5 deadline,” Aluthgamage said.advertisement”The players have to leave for England on May 10 and we might consider postponing that too. We don’t want to embarrass the BCCI, we have good relations with India and we want to maintain this. We are trying to work out new dates for the players,” he added.Eleven Sri Lankan players, including Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene who are captaining their respective franchises, are currently in action in the cash-rich IPL.Their early return would have had an adverse impact on their respective teams’ combinations as the franchises were under the impression that the players would be available till May 21.There is speculation that Sri Lanka’s climbdown came after the BCCI gave them a deadline to sort out the issue and even threatened to withhold the 10 per cent cut from the players’ fee which the SLC was due to get after the IPL.The SLC stands to earn approximately Rs two crore from the Rs 21 crore that the participating players would pocket from the event. .The controversy began after the Sri Lankan government asked the SLC to direct all its cricketers playing in the IPL to return home by May 5.It got murkier after the government and the SLC rejected the BCCI’s request to allow its star cricketers to play in the lucrative Twenty20 tournament till May 15.Speculation was that the Lankan government’s move was in retaliation to the treatment meted out to Sri Lankan minister who had accompanied President Mahinda Rajapakse during the World Cup final in Mumbai on April 2.The Ministers were reportedly peeved that they were not allowed to sit at the same enclosure and some of them had to buy their own tickets.”I know that we had some problems with BCCI because we made request for more tickets (in the World Cup final in Mumbai) because a few cabinet ministers had come. They did not give it.”But that is a totally different matter. That is about protocol and the current issue is about cricket. Protocol and cricket are totally different matters,” Aluthgamage clarified.The Sri Lankan Board’s decision to call back its players by May 5 had created a furore in India as the IPL franchises put pressure on the BCCI to extend their stay.The Sri Lankan players were repeatedly asked about these developments at their routine post and pre-match press conferences.Retired spin wizard Muttiah Muralitharan had slammed the SLC for asking the players to return midway through the IPL, claiming that the No Objection Certificate had permitted them to play to till May 20.”I think the board (SLC) has given them permission till May 20. I don”t know what happened suddenly. The players were told to come on May 5. It is the fault of SLC because they signed the NOC till May 20 so if they change it to May 5 it is something wrong,” Muralitharan, who quit international cricket after Sri Lanka’s defeat to India in the World Cup final early this month, said.advertisement”Players will get demoralised because if they go back on May 5 they play half of the IPL and they are going to miss a lot. SLC should have informed the players earlier, then the IPL franchises would understand and everyone would understand,” he added.Two Sri Lankans — Sangakkara (Deccan Chargers) and Jayawardene (Kochi Tuskers Kerela) — are captaining their IPL franchises and their premature exit would mean their teams would have to find new skippers.Apart from these two, Tillakaratne Dilshan, who has now been named Sri Lanka’s captain, Lasith Malinga, Suraj Randiv, Thisara Perera, Nuwan Kulasekara, Nuwan Pradeep and Dilhara Fernando are among the other Sri Lankans in action in the IPL.- With PTI inputslast_img read more

Dangal not an ad film on the Phogats: Aamir

first_imgNew Delhi, Dec 8(PTI) Superstar Aamir Khan says his upcoming “Dangal” is a sports film based on the life of wrestlers Geeta, Babita and their father and has not been made as a piece of advertisement of the Phogat family.Aamir, 51, is essaying the role of the wrestling family patriarch Mahavir Singh and says his main motive to make the film is to make the audience aware of the struggles and achievements of the Phogat sisters.”I knew about the Phogat family. I think the biggest way we could promote the Phogat sisters and Mahavir was by making a film on them. And that is what we have done,” he told reporters in a group interview.”So after watching the film, hopefully people will appreciate them more perhaps. They will appreciate what the family has been through, the struggles, the achievements and the resilience that they have shown.”Directed by Nitesh Tiwari, “Dangal” will release on December 23.Often it has been seen in Bollywood that the actors, who play certain sportsperson in a biopic, overshadow the real life person.Aamir says through “Dangal” he is neither promoting himself nor the sportsperson but rather decided to take on the subject because he was “creatively excited” about their story.”My purpose to make this film was not to promote a sports personality or myself. When I am making a film its because I love the story. It is because I am creatively excited about the film.”And I want to share it with audience. My primary responsibility is to make a good film not promote anyone. Thats what I concentrate on.”advertisementSuperstar Salman Khan also played a wrestler this year in “Sultan” and Aamir says he has watched the film and liked it.”I dont watch too many films but I watched Sultan and I liked it. I watched Ae Dil Hai Mushkil as well and I really liked Ranbirs performance in it.” PTI JCH ZMNlast_img read more

World Cup 2018: David De Gea, trolled and humiliated, promises to bounce back

first_imgDavid De Gea is a bruised soldier after Spain’s shocking exit from the 2018 FIFA World Cup at the hands of Russia on Sunday but he promises to not give up and fight for himself and his country again.De Gea, who has been brutally trolled for his ‘disastrous’ performance in Russia, posted a message on his facebook page, thanking the fans for their support and promising to come back stronger.”For those who supported, criticized with respect and suffered with us, thank you. We are screwed but we will get up and we will not stop trying,” the Spain No.1 said.2018 FIFA WORLD CUP: FULL COVERAGEThe Manchester United goalkeeper, who is regarded as the best in the world, came into the World Cup with a big reputation but after their 4-3 loss to Russia on penalties in the Round of 16, he has been taken apart on social media for failing to save a single penalty and giving away goals in the tournament. David De Gea didn’t save a single penalty in the World Cup (Reuters Photo)Overall, he has had a World Cup to forget in Russia as he managed to keep just one clean sheet in the four matches that Spain played in this edition while conceding 6 goals apart from the shootout.David De Gea trolled mercilessly after Spain crash outThe Manchester United stalwart made one save in the entire World Cup out of the 11 shots which came his way (including penalties), and none Sunday when Artyom Dzyuba’s 41st-minute penalty was Russia’s only shot on target. Russia then scored all four spot-kicks in the shootout.advertisementIt was a shocking elimination for Spain, joining former champions Germany and Argentina. Still, World Cup history was on Russia’s side after its well-organized team survived two hours of barely having the ball.Andres Iniesta announces Spain retirement after World Cup 2018 exitDespite the 74 percent possession, 1137 passes and utter territorial domination, the only statistic that counted in the end for Spain was the two penalties they missed after they strangled themselves out of the World Cup.Following the match, Anders Iniesta announced his retirement and Gerard Pique followed suit.Lowest ranked team of World Cup 2018 shocks former world championsFor De Gea however, things are about to get better. He is going to return to Spain and then go to Manchester for their pre-season tour to the United States. After a bad World Cup, he will hope to receive support from the Manchester United fans, who love and adore the Spaniard.last_img read more