MLA says Site C will power the oil and natural gas industry

first_imgBy Dwight FordAnother Lower Mainland NDP-MLA has weighed in with his views on the Peace River Site-C dam project, putting it under the going-green microscope.Michael Sather is the MLA for Maple Ridge-Mission and he claims most of the new power that would be generated by Site C would be destined for the Fort Nelson area, where it would be used to develop natural gas in shale deposits.- Advertisement -The Maple Ridge News says Mr Sather, the NDP’s deputy environment critic, also contends the natural gas would then be pumped to the Alberta tar sands, where it would be used to separate the oil from the sands.Mr. Sather made the accusations this week using statements by former provincial energy minister, and Peace River North MLA Richard Neufeld during his February appearance before Fort St. John City Council.However, Liberal MLA Marc Dalton has again reminded the opposition critic there’s been no final decision on Site C and he also reminded him, any use of electricity to develop natural gas means it would be going to the oil and gas industry, which pays for social services in the Lower Mainland.Advertisementlast_img read more

Tallawahs looking to keep streak alive – Richardson

first_imgHero Caribbean Premier League 2018…By Clifton RossJamaica Tallawahs Operations Manager Andrew Richardson said with crunch time approaching, the team is focused on continuing their win-streak as they prepare to tackle the Guyana Amazon Warriors in their next match set for Saturday under lights at Providence.Andrew RichardsonThe Tallawahs final squad members arrived on Wednesday while some came Monday and immediately commenced their training at the Providence Stadium. The former Tallawahs fast-bowler Tallawahs Manager, during an exclusive interview with Guyana Times Sport on Thursday afternoon, said that his players have been enjoying their time so far in the tourney and are upbeat ahead of Saturday’s clash versus the Warriors at home.“It’s always enjoyable to come to Guyana, we have had some ups and downs, we have won three in a row and we lost three in a row. But we’re looking to fix it cause now is the business end and its about positioning and hopefully we hit all our straps and correct the errors we made before”, Richardson admitted.The Jamaica Tallawahs players during their net session on ThursdayThe 37 year-old believed that his team was playing a good brand of cricket and he hopes that they can continue their win streak versus the home team and further climb the points table with play-offs approaching. “Our batting has been doing fairly decent, we have been scoring 180 plus as along as we have been defending what we post. The wicket here in Guyana has improved its look like 170 so hopefully we can capitalize on the nature of it”.Tied on 10 points with their opponents for this weekend, despite being in 4th place the former Tallawahs pacer said that winnings games and acquiring the necessary points are crucial objectives for the team. “They (points) are extremely important; the next couple of games the teams involved will determine the play-off spots. Everyone wants to be one or two, but we have to do we have to do the situation is we have one more preliminary game and we can ask our players to come good against Guyana and hopefully we can come out victorious”, he said.Former title holders, the Tallawahs have been one of the better all-round sides this season and Richardson said it’s about the team winning every match and working on their weak areas as they go forward. “We want to win every game here, we have a three game win streak and we want to pull it back at the back end we have areas we need to brush up on and now is the time” he ended.Both teams will have just one day left to fine-tune themselves ahead of Saturday night’s clash under lights at Providences which bowls off at 20:00h.last_img read more

Confessed rapist gets 18 months in ’84 crime

first_imgCHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – A man who sexually assaulted a University of Virginia student in 1984 and apologized to her two decades later as part of the Alcoholics Anonymous program was sentenced to 18 months in prison Thursday. William Beebe, 42, pleaded guilty in November to one count of aggravated sexual battery for his attack on Liz Seccuro. Charlottesville Circuit Court Judge Edward Hogshire ordered a 10-year prison sentence with all but 18 months suspended, as long as Beebe performs 500 hours of community service related to issues of sexual assault and alcohol abuse on college campuses. Prosecutors had recommended two years. “I’m not trying to excuse my behavior, but I was a different person then,” said Beebe, of Las Vegas, Nev. “I have a purpose, and that gives life meaning. I didn’t have that then.” After the hearing, Seccuro shared a long hug with her husband. Outside court, she said she thought the sentence was “very fair.” “It’s always hard to ask a survivor what you think is enough,” she said. The case was revived in 2005 after Beebe wrote Seccuro a letter of apology in an attempt to make amends for the assault as part of AA’s recovery program. The program’s ninth step calls on alcoholics to make amends to those they have harmed – unless doing so would cause further injury. In an exchange of e-mails that ensued, Beebe wrote: “I want to make clear that I’m not intentionally minimizing the fact of having raped you. I did.” Seccuro, 40, of Greenwich, Conn., was given a drink at a party that made her feel strange, and she later passed out, leaving her memory hazy. She said she vividly recalls being attacked by Beebe, but always had a vague impression she’d been assaulted by additional members of the fraternity. Evidence later surfaced that indicated Seccuro was attacked by more than one person that night, and Beebe was offered a plea bargain.. 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

Man United teenage transfer target scores at Euro U17 Championship – highlights

first_img1 Tahith Chong scores for the Netherlands Manchester United fans may be reeling from the news Renato Sanches will be joining Bayern Munich and not them this summer, but they may yet be given a reason to be cheerful.The Red Devils are set to land Netherlands youngster Tahith Chong once the season is finished, with the player himself all but confirming a move back in April.Feyenoord starlet Chong, 16, is currently showcasing his talents at the European Under-17 Championship and he will have impressed onlookers as he grabbed the only goal in his nation’s 1-0 quarter-final win over Sweden.The youngster, easily identifiable thanks to his huge hairdo, was well-placed at a corner to flick the ball home after 62 minutes of the game.You can see Chong’s individual highlights and his goal (at around 05:00) below…last_img read more

USC Player Killed

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LOS ANGELES — Southern California freshman point guard Ryan Francis was shot and killed early Saturday while riding in a car in Louisiana, where he was visiting his mother. The 19-year-old Francis was killed about 3:30 a.m. in Baton Rouge, said Tim Tessalone, USC’s director of sports information. “We understand he was in a car and somebody shot into the car,” Tessalone said. No other details were immediately available. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinals Francis was USC’s starting point guard and averaged more than seven points a game. He scored 22 points a game at Glen Oaks High School in Baton Rouge, leading his team to a 36-0 record and the state’s 4-A championship in 2004-05. Francis was named the 2005 Louisiana Class 4-A Player of the Year. “We’re all devastated,” said USC coach Tim Floyd. “We’ve lost a special young man who in his short time at USC made an impression that will last forever.”last_img read more

Ballybofey man struck by van receives €9.7M after life altering injuries

first_imgA Ballybofey teenager who sustained life-altering injuries after he was hit by a van as he crossed a road in Dublin city centre has settled his High Court action for €9.75m.Joshua Sweeney who is now 22 years of age, Mr Justice Kevin Cross was told, is non-verbal and has to use state-of-the-art eye gaze technology to help him speak. He has to use a wheelchair and needs 24-hour care. Plumber’s assistant and secondary school student Joshua Sweeney was crossing the road near Bus Aras in Dublin city centre on March 18, 2017, when he was knocked down.Interested in gaming and computers he had earlier in the day attended a gaming conference in the capital and was planning to get a bus home to Donegal. He suffered a skull fracture, a brain injury and other injuries and later had to have surgery.Joshua Sweeney (aged 22) of Eoghasel, Stranorlor, Ballybofey, had sued the driver of the van John Paul Maguire, Kerlogue Road, Irishtown, Dublin and the Motor Insurers Bureau of Ireland.He alleged that suddenly and without warning he was struck and knocked down as he lawfully crossed the road.He claimed against the driver that there was an alleged failure to keep any or any proper lookout and an alleged failure to take any effective evasive action. The claims were denied.The young man was rushed to hospital where he underwent an operation which involved intra-cranial pressure and monitoring.Last year the van driver, John Maguire, who has epilepsy was jailed for three-and-a-half years after he pleaded guilty to dangerous driving causing serious harm to Mr Sweeney.He also pleaded guilty to driving while suffering from a disease or mental disability which would render him a danger to the public. He had no previous convictions.In the Circuit Criminal Court, Judge Martin Nolan heard doctors had warned Maguire not to drive for a year after his last epileptic seizure, just two months before the accident. Maguire later told gardaí he had no recollection of the accident as he was having an epileptic fit at the time.Passing sentence and disqualifying Maguire from driving for six years, Judge Nolan said a fine young man had been left dependent for the rest of his life.The judge told Maguire despite the clear mitigating circumstances in the case, he had a “serious moral culpability” by ignoring an obvious risk.The court heard evidence from a witness to the accident that when the vehicle stopped he saw the driver frothing from the mouth and lying down in the passenger seat.In the High Court, Michael Byrne SC for Mr Sweeney told the court Joshua is cared for by his mother and it is their wish he can now be looked after at home.Approving the settlement, Mr Justice Cross said Mr Sweeney had suffered a life-altering accident. He said the settlement was a good one and the man’s legal representatives had done a very good job for him.The Sweeneys were not in court for the approval of the settlement.Ballybofey man struck by van receives €9.7M after life altering injuries was last modified: November 19th, 2019 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:accidentBallybofeycourtGavelJoshua Sweeneyvanlast_img read more

Arsenal slammed for Aaron Ramsey contract disaster – ‘He could play anywhere’

first_imgAlly McCoist has been left absolutely stunned by reports which claim Arsenal could lose Aaron Ramsey for nothing at the end of the season, after failing to tie him down to a new contract.The Welshman is in the final year of his Gunners contract and has been locked in talks over a new deal with the club.But rumours emerged on Wednesday which claim those negotiations have now collapsed.It means Ramsey is likely to leave the Emirates Stadium for FREE in the summer when his deal expires. Aaron Ramsey has twice scored winning goals in an FA Cup final for the Arsenal Arsenal boss Unai Emery could lose one of his best players for nothing this summer “In fact, it’s that incredible, I can’t believe it’s true.“A host of clubs who would want to take Aaron Ramsey.“He could play anywhere, he would certainly be suited to playing somewhere else in Europe – he could play in Spain or in Italy.“It’s another little headache Arsenal have got if that’s the case.”Listen back to Ally McCoist on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast above! 2 NOT JUST RAMBO: The Arsenal players whose contracts also expire in 2019The 27-year-old has been linked with a host of clubs in recent months as his Arsenal deal winds down, including Premier League rivals Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester United, while Italian champions Juventus are also said to be interested.Scottish football legend McCoist says Ramsey is good enough to play in any of Europe’s top leagues, and can’t understand why Arsenal could make such a blunder by letting him go for nothing.Speaking on Thursday’s Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, the talkSPORT favourite said: “If that’s been allowed to happen that is absolutely unbelievable.“Not just the football side of it, it’s the business side of it – if they’ve allowed Ramsey’s contract to expire in the summer that’s absolutely incredible. 2last_img read more


first_imgA CO Donegal man’s lawyer has been told to tell him to ‘get on a plane’ and return to Ireland by a judge hearing drugs charges against him.A court in Derry was told that 22-year-old Donegal man Conal MacGrianna, whose latest adress was Sandringham Drive in Derry, couldn’t appear to answer the charges because he was on a deep sea fishing trawler off the coast of Australia.He is charged with his three co-defendants with possessing cannabis resin and possession with intent to supply on April 15th, 2010. When District Judge Barney McElholm noticed only three of the defendants were present, Mr MacGrianna’s solicitor Donna McCauley said her client had contacted her two days previously using the trawler’s satellite phone to say he would not be able to attend court.The judge said the defendant “has joined a fishing boat of his own volition when he knew this matter was coming up was wasting court time”.However Judge McElholm joked that he was not going to issue a warrant for the Donegal man’s arrest because to do so “would only cause a stampede within the PSNI to execute it.”The judge said the defendant should be told that when he returned to port in Australia on May 11th he should immediately board a flight and return to Derry for his hearing.Or else.DONEGAL MAN ‘DOWN UNDER’ ORDERED TO GET ON PLANE FOR NEXT COURT APPEARANCE was last modified: April 14th, 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 MAN ‘DOWN UNDER’ ORDERED TO GET ON PLANE FOR NEXT COURT APPEARANCEdonegaldaily.comlast_img read more


first_imgThe wife of Finn Harps legend and former Garda Jim Sheridan has passed away.Patricia Sheridan (nee Dempsey) died unexpectedly at Tallaght Hospital in Dublin.She was the devoted mother of John and Jim Jnr and grandmother of Sarah, James, Eva and Isabele. Finn Harps have expressed their deepest sympathy to Mr Sheridan who is a native of Rathmullan.She is also lovingly remembered by her loving family, brother Alec (Cavan) sister Roseanne (Ballybay), daughters-in-law Aishling and Emer, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, cousins, relatives and friendsShe will Repose at her home from 3pm to 9pm Thursday.Removal from her home on Friday morning to the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Sligo to arrive for Mass of Christian burial at 12 noon. Burial afterwards in Saint Patrick’s Cemetery, Scarden, Strandhill Road, Sligo. House private to family Friday morning please. Family flowers only please, donations in lieu, if desired, to the Irish Heart Foundation c/o Seamus Feehily and Son Funeral Directors, Pearse Road, Sligo. WIFE OF FINN HARPS LEGEND SHERIDAN PASSES AWAY SUDDENLY was last modified: October 10th, 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) Tags:finn harpsJim SheridanPatricia Sheridanlast_img read more

Awesome possum

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! ROSEMEAD – Ellen Meehan handed out a bunch of peas to third-graders at Janson Elementary School on Monday.Look at the peas, she told them. That’s the size of a baby possum when it’s first born. Meehan is a crusader for the furry, often misunderstood animal. The San Gabriel resident has been rescuing abandoned and injured possums for 20 years and has lost count of how many possum lives she’s touched – hundreds so far, dozens a year. In addition to rehabilitating possums for release back into the wild, Meehan, 78, takes a proactive approach. The former teacher gives talks at schools, automobile clubs, the YMCA and other organizations. “Go home and tell your parents, `Don’t worry about the possums,”‘ Meehan told the class. Despite its timid disposition, the possum has an unfortunate physical resemblance to a rat. With its twitching nose and curly, hairless tail, it doesn’t inspire the affection other animals might. “If they had hair on their tails like squirrels, they’d be real popular,” Meehan said. Instead, many mistake possums for rats – and respond accordingly. Meehan’s most recent rescue is a 8-month-old possum, injured when someone swept it and its mother off a rooftop. The third-graders cooed when she brought it out.She named it Greta Garbo, “because she `vonts to be alone,”‘ said Meehan, alluding to the Swedish star’s signature line.In fact, possums are not rodents but marsupials; the females carry their young in a pouch like kangaroos. Meehan’s interest started 20 years ago when she came across a baby possum, whom she later named Burt, in her garage. Though she also rescues dogs and cats – and has previously saved and given a black widow spider to the Whittier Narrows Nature Center – Meehan said there’s something about the possum that sets them apart for her.“People have such bad ideas about them,” said Meehan, known to some as “the possum lady.” “I thought, `That’s one animal I really want to be able to help.’ Kittens and puppies – people don’t think about them the same way.”Possums rarely contract rabies, Meehan said, due to a low body temperature.They can be beneficial to have around, as their diet of snails, snakes, rodents and cockroaches helps to control pest populations. After class, Meehan tried to recruit one more to her cause. She invited a custodian to pet Greta. After he left, she noted, “He’s skeptical, but you can tell he’s thinking about it.” 578-6300, Ext. 4586last_img