FSJ Disc Sports Club members take part in Swancity Showdown

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Members of the FSJ Disc Sports Club were down in Grande Prairie on the weekend for the Swancity Showdown.It was a good showing as a handful of members represented Fort St. John and were able to place well in a number of divisions.Jenna Stoksman placed 2nd and Elena Warkentin placed 3rd in the Advanced Ladies division.- Advertisement -Aiden Mosselman and Alex Adkins tied for 3rd place in the Intermediate division.In the Advanced division, Josh Stokmans placed 4th, Tim Atchison placed 5th, and Brant Churchill placed 6th.last_img

MAN ARRESTED BY DONEGAL GARDAI OVER ALLEN MURDER

first_imgA man has been arrested in connection with the murder of Andrew Allen in Buncrana in February.Mr Allen, 24, was blasted to death when a gang shot through the windows of his rented home.A man in his 50s, believed to be from Northern Ireland, is being detained at Buncrana Garda station. The man was arrested this morning and is being held under Sec 50 of the Criminal Justice Act.The Republican Action Against Drugs claimed they killed the father of two because he was a drug dealer – a claim denied by his family.The man is the first person to be arrested in connection with the killing which shocked people on both sides of the border.      MAN ARRESTED BY DONEGAL GARDAI OVER ALLEN MURDER was last modified: April 6th, 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

MAJOR ACCIDENT SET TO CAUSE LONG TRAFFIC DELAYS

first_imgThe emergency services have rushed to the scene of a road crash on the outskirts of Lifford this evening.The accident, between a truck and a car, happened just after 5.30pm.It is not thought that anybody has been seriously injured but at least one person has been taken to hospital. However major tailbacks are expected on what is one of Donegal’s busiest roads.The accident happened close to the Rosgier Inn.Gardai, the ambulance service and the fire service are now at the scene.Traffic was diverted on the Letterkenny side of the accident in the direction of Ballindrait while vehicles travelling from Lifford were being directed towards Porthall and St Johnston. An eye witness said there are now major tailbacks.“It looks like the accident involved a truck without a container behind it and a car. I’m not sure how it happened.“All I now is that until they get the wreckage cleaned up there are going to be some major tailbacks,” he said. MAJOR ACCIDENT SET TO CAUSE LONG TRAFFIC DELAYS was last modified: November 24th, 2013 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:accidentGardaiLiffordlast_img read more

COUNCIL FORCED TO DEPLOY SNOW PLOUGH TO BACK OF ERRIGAL ROAD

first_imgDonegal County Council has been forced to deploy a snow plough and gritter to make several trips on the back of Errigal road due to heavy snowfall there.Traffic has been reduced to one lane with the roadside coming from Letterkenny to Dunlewey particularly bad.Caution has been urged as more snow could fall on this high ground later. Snow has also reported in Gortahork and Derryconner areas. The Muckish Road to Falcarragh is impassable in places with cars being forced to turn back after attempting to travel earlier.A thaw is starting but the back of Errigal could freeze again tonight. COUNCIL FORCED TO DEPLOY SNOW PLOUGH TO BACK OF ERRIGAL ROAD was last modified: February 12th, 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:Donegal County CouncilERRIGAL ROADsnow ploughlast_img read more

Women’s Golf Begins Fall Season At Redbird Invite on Sunday

first_img Live Scoring Story Links Fourth-year head coach Rachael Pruett returns five players from last season including senior Grace Dunn, who led Drake in six tournaments. She posted a round average of 77.8 over 26 rounds and 11 rounds of 75 or less. Other returners include juniors Aimee Gerschke, Sigurlaug Jonsdottir and Reilly Krohe and sophomore Sam Paulak. Following the Redbird Invitational, Drake returns the state of Illinois for the Loyola Fall Invitational on Sept. 17-18.   Print Friendly Version “I’m looking forward to seeing this team compete. Qualifying was intense and competitive, and I’m excited to see the ladies push each other to be their best,” said Pruett. “I’m optimistic about what we can accomplish this season. Our focus remains on the process and what we can control. If we stay disciplined and give our very best effort, the results will take care of itself.”center_img The 54-hole event features a 15-team field including, Akron, Ball State, Bowling Green, Bradley, Butler, Drake, Eastern Kentucky, Evansville, Illinois State, Illinois Wesleyan, Loyola, Northern Illinois, Ohio and Western Illinois. DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University women’s golf team opens its fall season Sunday, Sept. 9 at the Redbird Invitational, hosted by Illinois State. The team welcomes three newcomers, UNC Ashville transfer Erica Olberding and freshmen Kristen Giles and Haeri Lee.last_img read more

Drunk man caught crossing four lanes of traffic had 116 convictions

first_imgA man who made a number of calls to the local ambulance service was found by Gardai crossing four lanes of busy traffic.Sean Fahy, 47, had contacted the local emergency services on August 24th last on a number of occasions.He appeared at Letterkenny District Court yesterday charged under the Public Order Act. The court was told that Gardai eventually caught up with Fahy crossing four lanes of traffic from the Clanree Hotel to the Dry Arch Complex on the outskirts of Letetrkenny.Gardai found that Mr Fahy was intoxicated and was arrested after he was abusive to Gardai.Inspector Michael Harrison told the court that the accused man had a total of 116 previous convictions, many of which were for public order and traffic violations.Solicitor Michael Shiel said his client had battled alcohol for many years but had now remained sober for the past three months. He is trying to put his life back together and volunteers at the local White Oaks Rehabilitation Centre and also at a local charity shop.He said he also visits his elderly parents who live in Galway.Judge Paul Kelly adjourned the case until January 19th to monitor Mr Fahy’s behaviour and also relaxed his bail conditions so that the accused would have to sign on at Letterkenny Garda station just one day each week.Drunk man caught crossing four lanes of traffic had 116 convictions was last modified: November 8th, 2016 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

Sadness as legendary sports commentator Jimmy Magee dies

first_imgPopular sports presenter Jimmy Magee has died, aged 82.The veteran broadcaster, known as the ‘Memory Man’, died overnight in hospital after his health declined in recent months.He also wrote a column for The Sunday World and has been with the paper since it first opened in the 70s. Jimmy’s work ethic and passion for sport was the stuff of legend. The RTE commentator covered an astonishing 12 World Cups and 11 Olympic Games during his illustrious career and since the first edition of the Sunday World in 1973, his column or quiz has appeared in every single publication since.Jimmy is survived by his two daughters – Linda and Patricia – and son Mark. He lost his other son Paul to motor neuron disease at the age of 51 in 2008 and his wife, Marie, passed away at the age of 54 in 1989.“He was a legend of Irish sports journalism,” said the Sunday World’s John Brennan. “His column or his quiz has appeared in every single Sunday World paper since 1973. He never missed a week.“He was great fun. He loved questions with little tricks in them and he came into our office every week armed with his latest list to try and catch us out.” Sadness as legendary sports commentator Jimmy Magee dies was last modified: September 20th, 2017 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:deathJimmy MageeRTESportlast_img read more

Tehama District Fair holds 55th Annual Gelding Sale

first_imgRed Bluff >> The 55th annual Gelding Sale was scheduled Friday night with more than 90 horses up for bid at the Red Bluff Bull & Gelding Sale at the Tehama District Fairground’s Pauline Davis Pavilion.Spectators and buyers alike came to enjoy the sale with crowds forming in the pavilion when the doors opened 3:30 p.m. Friday. Crews were setting up for the Gelding Sale, which was set at 6 p.m.This is the second sale buyer Danielle Gibson of Red Bluff has been to and she said she was looking …last_img

Could 49ers hire Jim Tomsula or Bryant Young to fill new vacancy?

first_imgSANTA CLARA — Jeff Zgonina is reportedly out as 49ers defensive line coach, creating a vacancy and excitement over potential replacements.Do the 49ers promote from within and re-assign Chris Kiffin, who joined Kyle Shanahan’s staff last season as their pass-rush specialist and has familiarity with the defensive line?Or, more fascinating, could the 49ers turn back the clock to, (a), Jim Tomsula, their long-time defensive line coach before his 2015 stint as head coach, or, (b) Bryant Young, one …last_img

Mariepskop’s mountain guides

first_img23 December 2004Four young men who have spent the past year honing their skills as mountain guides will soon be introducing visitors to the magic of Mariepskop Mountain near Graskop in Mpumalanga.“A year ago we knew almost nothing”, says Thabelo Sekome of Mariepskop Mountain Adventure Guides. They had just completed the basic introductory courses to tour guiding and, although they were eager to start their business, were novices in the trade.Armed with “Trees and Shrubs of Mpumalanga and the Kruger National Park”, Sekome and his partners – Lengoloi Seoke, Hlogelo Soke and Michael Dolebo – would test each other repeatedly in the bush.The authors, Mervyn Lotter and Warren McLeland, had donated the book to the group after being approached by Sophie Greatwood, Africa programme director for Global Vision International (GVI).GVI organises conservation expeditions, volunteer work, training courses and national park internships around the world. GVI, the Department of Water Affairs and Forestry and the Integrated Nature-based Tourism and Conservation Management (Intac) project, helped train the group.Intac forms part of the Tourism, Hospitality and Sports Sectoral Education and Training Authority, and aims to provide 6 500 people with skills to work in transfrontier conservation areas, biospheres, national parks and along tourism routes over the next three years.Seoke’s passion is palpable as he jumps from one rare, endangered, small or tall species to another.He tells you there are 900 species of Psychotria in the world, 200 in Africa, and only two in South Africa – both are found on Mariepskop Mountain. They are Psychotria capensis (Black bird-berry) and Psychotria zombamontana (Red bird-berry).Seoke learnt the classification of plants and the special skill of explaining it to visitors from fellow guide Chris Scens from Graskop. “He showed us so many things, especially about fynbos and client relationships”, adds Sekome.Unique floral diversitySeoke reckons Mariepskop has everything the Cape has to offer, except for the sea.The Mariepskop complex, facing away from the Blyde River Canyon, is unique in its floral diversity, containing well over 2 000 plant species – greater than the whole of the Kruger Park and far exceeding Table Mountain’s plant diversity.Mariepskop’s foothills are in the savannah, montane forest species can be found on the slopes and in the kloofs and crags, while the semi-detached grassland hilltops boast grassland and cycad species. The top of Mariepskop is a combination of tropical mist forest and capensis “fynbos” species.These diverse conditions also give rise to 905 vertebrate species, including 58 faunal endemics and 109 faunal red data book species.Holistic guiding experienceDetermined to provide a holistic guiding experience to their clients, the Mariepskop Mountain Guides asked another expert, Dave Rushworth, for help with bird identification, the ecology and the history of the area.“We have learned a lot from that old man”, says Sekome.Sekome, who has been a field officer in feasibility studies for the proposed new Blyde National Park and other projects on the mountain, says the group plans to establish a small library for neighbouring communities.This will be based at the Department of Water Affairs and Forestry offices on the mountain, from where the guides operate at present.They believe local people need access to information about their environment, including recent reports about proposed developments that may affect them.Source: BuaNews Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more