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Photo: This fire on Feburary 12th, 2008 at the Forumla Powell LP yard caused the city to look into its zoning bylaws – Adam Reaburn/Energeticcity.caA public hearing will be held Monday to discuss a new city plan, that will change what can be stored in commercial warehouses.- Advertisement -A zoning amendment bylaw has been created, following the major fire last year, at the Forumla Powell LP yard, behind Kal Tire, in the cities westend. It caused major problems and concerns, for the Fire Department, and the community, since the facility stored several different types, of hazardous chemicals.In order to assure such chemicals are stored farther away from residential areas, the city has introduced a new zoning bylaw, that would require those types of facilities, to be located in more industrial areas. Deputy Fire Chief, Curtis Redpath says, the bylaw will also require, the disclosure of the types of materials stored in existing and future facilities… [asset|aid=803|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=cb5119db10d08aff3446048acc655857-Curtis-1_1_Pub.mp3]The public hearing for the bylaw will be held Monday, January 26th, at 6pm, at City Hall.
www.stv.ca – Supports the BC-STV systemwww.nostv.ca – Wants to keep BC’s current system On the May 12th election, British Columbians get the chance to change the way they vote.The Single Transferable Vote system received 58 percent support, only two percent short of passing, in a 2005 referendum.Currently, BC uses the First Past the Post system where the candidate winning the most votes in a constituency is the winner, even if the candidate received less than 50 percent of the total number of votes.- Advertisement -Now, BC-STV supporters claim, in the last provincial election, 13 percent of voters cast their ballots for smaller parties, and received no legislative representation.However, those against the proposed system, say with STV’s electoral areas, it is possible to elect all the candidates for an area, from one community, leaving others with no effective representation.Politicians are keeping their eye on the hot-topic. Here’s Liberal candidate Pat Pimm, followed by NDP candidate Jackie Allen, Green Party’s Liz Logan and Independent Arthur Hadland, on their position on the BC-STV.Advertisement [asset|aid=1270|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=5dd2123a83aad2192f338e7a0699eee2-STV All Candidates_1_Pub.mp3]Sue Arnston from the Refederation Party did not return Moose FM’s phone calls on the topic.The Fort St. John public library is hosting a BC-STV presentation on Thursday, April 23rd. It starts at 7PM at the North Peace Cultural Centre. The meeting is to inform voters on the process. Everyone who is curious or has questions on the system is invited to attend.You can also visit these two sites to get more background on the BC-STV:Advertisement
On Tuesday he returns in the colours of Juventus, eager to let his football do the talking with the cloud of a rape accusation in the United States dating back to just before he made the move to Madrid in 2009 blighting his early days with the Italian giants.Ronaldo strongly denies the allegation and has been backed by his club, but it remains to be seen if the hero worship afforded to the Portuguese on his last visit to Old Trafford in 2013 is dialled down a little by the United fans.Friendly fire: Cristiano Ronaldo raises a hand in apology after scoring the winner for Real Madrid against Manchester United in the Champions League last 16 in 2013 © AFP / ANDREW YATESThat night he broke United hearts, none more so than his old mentor Alex Ferguson in what proved to be his last European match in charge with the winning goal in a contentious tie.“It was an unbelievable night, a very emotional night and what the supporters did for me was massive,” he said of his reception.Ronaldo, though, has little room for sentiment when it comes to furnishing his own legacy.Five years ago his mission to was to land Madrid’s long-awaited 10th European Cup. It took an extra year, but he eventually did so, as well as an 11th, 12th, and 13th before departing this summer.That is how Ronaldo rolls and no one is more aware of that than his manager the night he last triumphed in Manchester, and now United boss, Jose Mourinho.“Cristiano is still a top player. I think he likes to come back here, he did when he was with Real Madrid. But, of course, when he returns with a new team he comes to do a job, for them.”– Playing catch-up –The job now is to win the Champions League with a third different club and Juventus’ first in 22 years. That is why the Vecchia Signora paid Madrid 112 million euros ($129 million) for a 33-year-old.“Juventus is one of the teams in Europe that invested to win the Champions League,” added Mourinho when the draw was made. “They don’t need to invest to win the Scudetto (Italian league title). They’ve won the Scudetto for seven years.”Top scorer in the Champions League for the past six years, Ronaldo is yet to break his European duck with Juventus after being sent-off just 30 minutes into his Champions League debut for the club against Valencia, and missing the visit of Young Boys through suspension.Juventus proved despite the fanfare surrounding his signing, they remain much more than just Ronaldo by winning both games comfortably anyway to sit top of the group and well-placed for the last 16.United’s situation is more perilous as a 0-0 draw at home to Valencia last time out leaves them with work to do despite also easing past Young Boys 3-0.A run of four wins from their first nine Premier League games also does little to suggest they are likely to inflict Juve’s first defeat of the season.It will also not have escaped Ronaldo’s attention that eternal rival Lionel Messi has shot to the top of the Champions League goalscoring charts with five goals in Barcelona’s opening two victories.Messi, though, is likely to miss both upcoming clashes with Inter Milan due to a broken arm, leaving Ronaldo the chance to play catch-up.Even against old friends, United know from experience Ronaldo rarely shows any mercy.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Cristiano Ronaldo got a hero’s welcome when he returned to Old Trafford with Real Madrid in 2013 © AFP / PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOUMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Oct 22 – Cristiano Ronaldo will always be fondly remembered at Old Trafford, but as the five-time Ballon d’Or winner rolls back into town this week, this former hero may be the last sight Manchester United want to see.Ronaldo made his name in Manchester, scoring 118 goals, winning three Premier League titles and the first of his five Champions Leagues before a then world record move to Real Madrid.
1 Antonio Barragan Middlesbrough’s busy summer has continued with the acquisition of Valencia defender Antonio Barragan on a three-year deal.The 29-year-old right-back, who spent time with Liverpool as a teenager, is the sixth player to move to the north east in this window as Aitor Karanka shapes his squad ahead of their return to the Premier League.Barragan has joined Victor Valdes, Viktor Fischer, Bernardo Espinosa, Marten de Roon and Jordan McGhee in Karanka’s ranks and Boro hope his old Valencia team-mate Alvaro Negredo can follow too with the clubs working on an initial loan deal.Barragan left Liverpool in 2006 and played for Deportivo and Real Valladolid prior to joining Los Che, whom he made over a century of appearances for.“I am really pleased he has signed,” Karanka told www.mfc.co.uk.“He is a player we know a lot about and he is a good addition to the squad. He is a good lad, and he has played a lot of games for Valencia.“He knows this country as well because he was at Liverpool as a young player. He is a good signing for us.”
OAKLAND – A federal judge ordered the U.S. Forest Service to diversify its work force in California, ruling that the agency has failed to eliminate hiring and promotional barriers to Hispanics as required by a 2002 court agreement. Hispanics only make up about 9 percent of the forest service’s 5,000-member work force that manages 18 national forests in California. That’s about the same percentage as it was in October 2002 when a lawsuit accusing the agency of discrimination was settled, U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken of Oakland said Thursday. Wilken said the agency has failed to conduct an effective recruitment and outreach program, employ a full-time recruitment coordinator or make good-faith efforts to employ a civil rights director in California as required by the 2002 agreement. The judge ordered the agency to sign a contract with “an effective outside recruiter” and allow a court-appointed monitor to hire a new staff member to review all new hires and promotions. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event Those measures should help diversify the Forest Service, said plaintiffs’ attorney Willie Nguyen of the Employment Law Center in San Francisco. He said the biggest barrier to Hispanic employment has been the agency’s “willful ignorance of the problem.” Forest service spokesman Matt Mathes said the order makes it clear that “Judge Wilken expects us to do better.” He said the agency would start working Monday morning on a plan to comply. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Milford GAA News*Donegal v Derry Tickets*Any tickets that have been ordered for the Ulster Championship clash between Donegal and Derry can be collected from either Joe McNulty or Kathleen Friel. *G4M&O Night at the Races*Our G4M&O team are hosting a night at the races on Friday 30th May in the Travellers Inn, Milford. First race is off at 9pm and anyone interested in buying a horse can see any member of the G4M&O team, cost per horse is €10. Please support this fundraiser for our G4M&O team. Contact any G4M&O player for more details *Seniors*CLG BnaG 0-13 Red Hughs 0-11Two more points in the bag for the Seniors after a very hard fought victory over Red Hughs on Saturday night. In a game played in difficult conditions it took the boys a while to get going but bar the first ten minutes they dominated the first half. The defence were rock solid and the boys were turning the ball over all over the pitch, while at the other end Christopher Barrett and Kane Barrett were a handful. The half time whistle came at the perfect moment as an almighty downpour saw both sides seek the refuge of the changing rooms with score 0-8 to 0-2. Na Galloglaigh got the first score of the second half but Red Hughs put in a great fight back to eventually bring just two between the sides after scoring five unanswered points. The blues managed to get scores at the right times to keep Red Hughs at arms length but Red Hughs never gave up and kept fighting to make for a nervy finale. Cathal Mc Gettigan scored a fine point in injury time to put three between the sides again but Red Hughs kept coming at them. A goalmouth scramble at the death was defended brilliantly but Red Hughs still managed a point. The resultant kick out was won by the blues and they managed to keep the ball in the Red Hughs half as the seconds ticked down until referee Ciaran Molloy blew the final whistle after five minutes of injury time. The lads showed they can hold their nerve now and have made it four wins out of four. No game for the Seniors next week due to the Donegal game however the Reserves take on Naomh Columba at home on Saturday. Next up for the Seniors is a home game against Naomh Colmcille on the 31st. Team: Caolan Mc Gettigan, Brandon Toye, Sean Black, Gavin Grier, Dean Burgess, Gary Merritt, Oísin Barrett, Luke Barrett (0-2), James Doyle, Cathal McGettigan (0-6), Pauric Curley (0-1), Darragh Black (0-2), Kane Barrett, Chippy Barrett (0-2), Paddy Peoples. Subs: Jonny Logue for Toye (52m), Enda McHugh for Merritt (58m, BC), Brandon Toye for O. Barrett (62m, BC), Cormac Friel, Conor McNulty, Manus Boyce, Gavin McFadden*Senior Ladies*Glenfin v CLG BnaGAfter having no game last week the Seniro Ladies are back in action away to Glenfin this Saturday*U14s*CLG BnaG v Red HughsMoyle Park, Wednesday @ 7pmThe U14s take on Red Hughs at home in the Championship this Wednesday at 7pm. All support would be greatly appreciated*U14 Girls*CLG BnaG 3-7 Urris 4-7Our U14 Girls lost last Thursday but put up a brilliant performance against a highly fancied Urris side. The whole team played really well with Sinead McCahill and Roisin Boyce outstanding. Rachel Roarty and Shauna McBride also played well. Next up for the U14 Girls is a home match against Red Hughs at home on Thursday evening at 7pm *U12s*The U12s travelled to Downings and played two matches last night. The A Team were unfortunately beat, after a poor first half they played well in the second but just fell short at the end. Good performances from Eoin O’Donnell and Bruce Macauley. The B Team had a great win in a very tight match with some great displays from Barry Donnelly, Eoin McGettigan, Aisling Irwin and Paul Ryan. Training takes place every Thursday at 6pm and the next games are away to St Eunans next Monday.*U8 Blitz*Our U8s had their first blitz of the year at St Michaels on Friday night. Many thanks to all the players and parents who braved the terrible weather on the night. We beat St Michaels comfortably in our first match with good displays from ‘Goal Machine’ Ryan McElhinney, Ultan Blaney, Killian Hagan and Calvagh O’Donnell. We then played very well to beat Letterkenny Gaels with great displays from Daibhid Lynch, Jason McAteer and Maeve McClean. Our final game was against a very skilful Fanad Gaels team who beat us after a very tight battle despite determined displays from Conor Houston, Aaron Burns, and the outstanding Joseph Barrett. A special mention also to the efforts of Dara Sheridan and Shay Cannon. Next Blitz is in Milford in 2 weeks*Training Schedules*Seniors/Reserves/U21s/Minors: Mon (8.30pm @ Crossfit LK), Tuesday & Thursday (7pm @ Pitch)Senior Ladies: (@ Pitch): Wednesday (7pm), Saturday (10am)Minors: (@ Pitch) Wednesday (4.30pm)G4M&O: (@ Pitch): Mondays (8pm)U16s: (@ Pitch): Mondays (6.30pm), Wednesdays (6.30pm)U14s: (@ Pitch): Tuesday (4.15pm), Friday (4.15pm)U12s: (@ Pitch) Thursdays (6pm)U12s (Mixed): (@ Pitch) Thursdays (6pm)Gaelic4Girls: (@ Pitch) Fridays (6pm)U10s: (@ Pitch): Fridays (7pm)U8s: (@ Pitch): Fridays (6pm)*Underage Coaching*Anyone interested in getting involved in the coaching of underage teams are asked to contact Shaun Paul Barrett on 086-6052169*2014 Membership*Club membership will be soon due for the 2014 year. Please be aware that Donegal tickets will only be sourced for paid up members of the Club. The rates remain unchanged from 2013:Family – €50Senior – €20U18 – €10 Alternatively you can subscribe to the Club Lotto Database. For €17 a month you will receive:– Full Family membership– Entered into every weekly Lotto draw– Automatically in a Christmas Hamper Draw (For subscribers only)– 11 free weeks entry into the lottoFor more information contact Joe McNulty on 086-8547114*Lotto*This weeks lotto numbers were 2-3-15-21. No jackpot winner, 3 match 3 winner win €25 each. Pat Curley, Lough Road, James Edward Friel, The Lagg, and Aodh McCormack & Fiona Boyle, Drumacloghan. Next weeks Jackpot is €720.*Lotto Database*Lotto database players are reminded that end of year payments are now due. Anyone wishing to join the lotto database in 2014 can download the standing order form from the Club website or contact Joe McNulty. The benefits of joining the database are: – Full family membership for 2014 included– Entered into every draw evey week– Automatically in Christmas hamper draw (One for database members only)– 11 weeks free entry to lotto draw*Lucozade Sports Club Crusade*Thank you to all who helped with this years bottle cap collection, your support was much appreciated and we would ask that everyone continues to collect their bottle caps for next years collection.*Child Protection & ASAP Policies*CLG BnaG Child Protection and Welfare Policy & Procedures and CLG BnaG Alcohol and Substance Abuse (ASAP) prevention Policy information sessions have been held for all members of the club executive and all those involved with underage teams. There will be further information sessions for underage members and their parents/guardians following the next registration in 2014. Please visit the ‘downloads’ section of our website (Milford.Donegal.gaa.ie) and view the policy for yourself. If anyone has any queries or concerns or comments please contact the club Children’s Officer Marian McNulty at 086/8506405 or firstname.lastname@example.org*Volunteers Needed for Sub-Committees*CLG BnaG is currently in the process of creating Sub-Committees to help implement and achieve the targets of a 5 year plan. If you feel you can contribute to the running of the Club in any small way, either in time or in ideas, please contact MilfordDonegalGAA@gmail.com, 0863400082 or send a PM. The Sub-Committees are as follows:FinanceUnderage Games DevelopmentAdult Games DevelopmentClub AdministrationClub FacilitiesPR, Communication & Culture*Lotto Sellers Required*The Club is seeking lotto sellers in the Milford, Ramelton and Rathmullan areas. If you are interested contact Joe McNulty on 086-8547114*Evolution Fitness*All paid up club members will now be able to avail of a €10 discount on 3 month membership. Normal 3 month membership is €80 but will be available to members for €70. If interested contact Jack Duddy at Evolution Fitness beside the mart in Milford*Contact Us*For all information and queries contact MilfordDonegalGAA@Gmail.com, follow us on Twitter on @CLGBnaG, and on Facebook on www.facebook.com/clgbaile.nangalloglach or see our website www.milford.donegal.gaa.ie/*Milford GAA Club Gear*Club gear is now available to order. Anyone who has ordered club gear but yet received it are to contact either Aidan or Barry. The range of club gear includes Hoodies, Tracksuits tops, Windcheaters, hats, navy polo shirts, white polo shirts, and t-shirts. There is some lovely gear available at very reasonable prices and photos are available to view on the club Facebook page. Orders can be placed with Agnes Ryan on 086-8194751.GAA NEWS: MILFORD CONTINUE IMPRESSIVE FORM WITH WIN OVER RED HUGHS was last modified: May 21st, 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:GAAMilfordNoticesSport
YOU know you can rest easy when you’ve just won a county title….And St Eunan’s Under-13s pipped Naomh Conaill to the title and the trophy, winning 3-06 to 3-05 at the weekend.They now qualify for All-Ireland Féile in Derry for 2013. THE PICTURE GAA DREAMS ARE MADE OF AS ST EUNAN’S TAKE UNDER-13 TITLE was last modified: November 26th, 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:THE PICTURE GAA DREAMS ARE MADE OF AS ST EUNAN’S TAKE UNDER-13 TITLE
A total of four Donegal businesses feature on the latest tax defaulters’ list.The 100-strong list, published by the Revenue Commissioners, made settlements totalling €13.77 million.Top of the Donegal list with a settlement of €106820 was Mac Machinery of Newtowncunningham which specialises in construction and civil engineering supplies. Steven Cole, an agricultural contractor from Trentaboy, Drumkeen paid out a total of €36395 while builder Seamus Gallagher of Portnoo Road, Ardara settled with Revenue for a sum of €43176.Joseph Brennan, a filling station and shop proprietor of 53 Orchard Drive handed over €25,299.FOUR DONEGAL BUSINESSES ON €13.7MILLION TAX DEFAULTERS’ LIST was last modified: March 15th, 2014 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:donegaltax defaulters list
Kilcar decided not to field against Termon on Friday evening, following the request by the county management for no county players to play for their clubs on Friday.The on-going discontent between club managers and the county management has raised its head yet again, following Kilcar’s decision not to field in an All-County League Division One clash with Termon on Friday evening. Kilcar refused to field, when it emerged they would have to play the game without their county stars, who had been informed earlier in the day not to play by the county management.Donegal are currently preparing for an Ulster Final against Monaghan on July 20th. Termon travelled to Towney on Friday night, and were left fuming at the decision by Kilcar not to field.Termon had a number of players travel from different parts of the country to make it back for the match.Those players had to take a half day at work in order to make it back in time for the match, and were furious to find out that no game would be played.Referee Ian Molloy awarded Termon a walkover and it’s expected Termon will be awarded the two points. Those two points could prove to be crucial as Termon battle to avoid relegation.The return of former Finn Harps star James Doherty has boosted the Burn Road men, and he helped them get their first league win of the season against Ardara last week.However, the decision by Kilcar not to field against Termon has again raised the issue of the club versus county debate which has raged over the last number of years.The decision to postpone the club championship until Donegal’s involvement in the All-Ireland series ends was met with widespread criticism in GAA circles.The plight of the club player seems to be continuous and the incident on Friday has only reaffirmed the problem that exists. County players were allowed to play for their clubs yesterday afternoon, Eamon and Neil McGee lined out for Gaoth Dobhair as they defeated Glenswilly 2-12 to 0-11.Gaoth Dobhair’s other county starlet Odhran Mac Niallais sat out the clash after sustaining an ankle injury in training.Michael Murphy and Neil Gallagher didn’t play for Glenswilly, while Kilcar with the aid of their county starlets romped to an easy victory against Four Masters.CLUB VERSUS COUNTY ROW RETURNS TO THE SURFACE AFTER KILCAR REFUSE TO FIELD was last modified: July 7th, 2014 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:CountyfixturesGAAkilcarnewsrowSportTermon