Thunderstorm watch issued for Fort Nelson and Peace River North & South

first_imgSevere thunderstorms are possible this afternoon and evening.This is an alert to the potential development of severe thunderstorms with large hail and damaging winds.Monitor weather conditions..listen for updated statements. If threatening weather approaches take immediate safety precautions.- Advertisement -An upper level disturbance moving into the Central Interior and northeast BC this afternoon will cause the airmass to become very unstable. Consequently, thunderstorms are likely today and there is potential some of these storms will become severe this afternoon resulting in heavy downpours, large hail and strong wind gusts.last_img

No Real Madrid deal for Kylian Mbappe, insist Monaco

first_imgThe 18-year-old has been the subject of intense transfer speculation linking him to a world-record 180-million-euro ($210m, £160m) move, with Spanish sports daily Marca reporting on Tuesday that a fee had been agreed between Real and the French Ligue 1 champions.“I have read a lot of things in the press,” said Vasilyev.“So far we have not signed any agreements with Real or any other club. All big clubs want him, he’s the great hope of European football.“We are in discussions over a contract extension with Kylian and we hope to reach an agreement.”When pushed further on whether Mbappe, whose current contract runs until 2019, would leave or sign a new deal, the Russian said: “No, he should not go.“Why should he do it? He is a player that everyone will want, even if he has a year left, everyone will be on him.”Mbappe burst onto the scene last season as he helped Leonardo Jardim’s side claim their first French league title since 2000 and reach the Champions League semi-finals.The pacy forward scored 15 Ligue 1 goals and six in as many starts in Europe, all of which came in the Champions League knock-out stages.Having been linked with possible moves to a host of top clubs, Real had appeared to be on the brink of getting their man.But Vasilyev insisted that Mbappe needed to be given time to make a decision of that magnitude at such a young age.“There is too much media pressure around him,” he added.“It’s not easy for him, but he handles it well… We want to take the time to chat quietly with the player and his family.“You have to give him time, do not rush things too fast.”Mbappe has been wooed so hard by some of Europe’s top clubs that Monaco raised the red card and warned the circling predators that they could be reported to FIFA, world football’s governing body.“Top European football clubs made contact with Kylian Mbappe and his entourage without our authorisation,” Monaco said on their website on Tuesday.Mbappe is one of two players who is reported to be close to a world-record breaking move, with Monaco’s Ligue 1 rivals Paris Saint-Germain hoping to seal a 220-million-euro capture of Brazilian star Neymar from Barcelona.“I think it would be a good thing if Neymar played in Ligue 1, it would be great for France,” Vasilyev said.Kylian Mbappe burst onto the scene last season as he helped Monaco side claim their first French league title since 2000 and reach the Champions League semi-finals © AFP/File / Fabrice COFFRINIPortuguese coach Jardim has already lost several key players that helped his young side to their amazing successes last season.Portuguese attacking midfielder Bernardo Silva left for Manchester City, before being followed to the Etihad Stadium by full-back Benjamin Mendy, as he became the most expensive defender of all-time for £52 million.Defensive midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko also moved to the Premier League to join champions Chelsea, while forward Valere Germain was snapped up by Marseille.At the press conference Monaco unveiled their own new close-season recruits though, including former Switzerland goalkeeper Diego Benaglio and Belgian international midfielder Youri Tielemans.And Vasilyev insisted that the club would continue to look to youth to provide success.“We will not change our goals,” he said.“We are talking about progression and moving forwards, but always in the economic interest of the club, I hope we can do that.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Monaco’s French forward Kylian Mbappe Lottin has been the subject of intense transfer speculation linking him to a world-record 180-million-euro move to Real Madrid © AFP/File / VALERY HACHEMONACO, Monaco, Jul 26 – Monaco insisted on Wednesday that no deal with Real Madrid has been reached for teenage French international striker Kylian Mbappe.Monaco vice president Vadim Vasilyev also said in a press conference the principality club were in discussions with Mbappe over a new contract extension.last_img read more

Special-needs kids joining games early

first_img“Years and years ago, kids like ours were institutionalized or kept in the house out of sight,” said Nick’s mom, Miriam Kang. “Now they’re outside showing everyone what they can do.” Even before most of these kids could walk, they were winning ribbons in the mini-meet for the five-foot crawl and the bean-bag toss. By the time they were 2, they were gathering at the starting line for the 15-foot walk, and they were knocking over empty tennis cans with a tennis ball. All of them getting ready for the day they would turn 8 and could take part in the main event. “Special Olympics is great, but my daughter’s only 3,” said Matt Dumas, Genevieve’s father. “She had a long ways to go before getting a chance to be on that medal stand.” Genevieve Dumas and Nicholas Kang still have five years to go before they are old enough to participate in Special Olympics and know what it feels like to have a medal placed around your neck on the victory stand as hundreds of people cheer. But the 3-year-old Down syndrome kids can still dream and still get ready. Gen and Nick are among more than 120 children 6 months to 71/2 years of age who took part recently in a “mini-meet” at the Tri-Valley Special Olympics Games that drew more than 1,000 special-needs athletes from the area. The younger kids aren’t old enough yet to take part in the regular meet for kids and adults, ages 8 to 80, but they’re being groomed for the future in a new program that is broadening Special Olympics’ reach. That’s why Tri-Valley Special Olympics, which covers the San Fernando Valley area – from Agoura and Calabasas to Burbank and Glendale – is kicking off its new pilot program for young special athletes. “We had a lot of parents, like Matt and Miriam, ask us why there were no programs for younger children to get them ready for Special Olympics,” said Jan Meseda, regional director for Tri-Valley Special Olympics. “So we’re kicking off a new pilot program for special athletes ages 2 to 7 to strengthen their physical development and self-esteem by training them for future sports participation and socialization.” Bringing younger children into the Special Olympics family also helps parents, Dumas said. “I can’t stress how much of a benefit this program will be, not only for our kids but for their parents as well,” he said. “The more people you know in your situation, the more you learn. We have a pretty extensive network of other parents who have children Nick’s age, but this gives us the chance to talk to the parents of older kids and get advice from them. “They’ve been where we are now. We’ve got a lot to learn from them.” And their kids have a lot to learn from the older kids and adults taking part in Special Olympics. Like how it feels up there on the victory stand with that medal around your neck and hundreds of people cheering. Dennis McCarthy’s column appears Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. (818) 713-3749160Want 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


first_imgA dissident republican from Donegal has been jailed for having an imitation firearm.Detectives from Serious Crime Branch welcomed the sentence imposed on Finbar Kelly, one of two men jailed after they were arrested in a police operation against dissident republican terrorists.Kelly, 36, received a two-year jail term suspended for two years after admitting having an imitation gun and a statement from a drug vigilante group. John Joseph McNally (47) from Belfast was jailed for 22 months after pleading guilty to having an imitation gun.Police stopped a car in Newtownabbey on 30 August 2012 and recovered an imitation firearm. During a follow-up search at Kelly’s home a document which appeared to be a speech on behalf of a drugs vigilante group was recovered, containing threats to drug dealers and those involved in anti social behaviour.Welcoming the sentences at Laganside Court in Belfast today, a spokesman for Serious Crime Branch said: “Some of our communities are terrorised by those who purport to be their protectors. We will do everything we can to ensure such criminals do not succeed. We would encourage everyone to work with us to ensure the rule of law is upheld and the threat of violence is reduced.”DONEGAL MAN JAILED FOR HAVING IMITATION FIREARM was last modified: March 28th, 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:donegaldrugsFinbar Kellyimitation gunvigilanteslast_img read more

Demand dries out season pass sales

first_imgHe said he expects officials will make further adjustments in operations after this inaugural year. The western-themed water park is in the 33-acre Oasis Park, on Avenue S at 40th Street East, one of two “superparks” financed with a special tax that Palmdale property owners approved in 2002. The other was an expanded Marie Kerr Park, which gained a swimming pool and an amphitheater. Season passes cost $53 for Palmdale residents, $64 for nonresidents. A Family Pack of four season passes costs $180 for Palmdale residents, $218 for nonresidents; passes for additional family members are $50 for residents, $60 for nonresidents. Daily admission for patrons ages 9 and older is $12 for Palmdale residents, $15 for nonresidents. Tickets for Palmdale children ages 3 to 8 cost $7, $10 for nonresidents. Palmdale seniors age 62 or older pay $7, or $10 for nonresidents. Military personnel tickets cost $10, for both residents and nonresidents.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Buyers must present a valid driver’s license or California identification card to qualify for the discounted Palmdale resident price. Opened Memorial Day weekend, the $15.4 million park has been drawing about 2,000 people on Saturdays and Sundays, though less during the week because most schools are still in session, Bird said. The park’s capacity is 2,400 people, with room for 600 more after the adjoining swimming pool opens Monday. One reason for halting season pass sales after Sunday is to make sure people who want to come just for a day can get in, Bird said. “We just want to make sure it’s available to the entire community,” he said. PALMDALE – DryTown Water Park season pass sales will end Sunday, after people purchased far more than city officials expected for the park’s inaugural season. Starting Monday and through Labor Day, patrons will be able to buy only daily admission tickets. “We were overwhelmed with the season passes. Our goal was 1,000. We’ve nearly doubled that,” Parks and Recreation Director Russ Bird said. Through Sunday, officials expect to sell about 2,000 season passes. Season passes will be on sale from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. today and Sunday at the water park ticket office, 3850-B E. Ave. S. last_img read more


first_img PICTURE SPECIAL FROM ST EUNAN’S GAA CLUB MINOR BOARD PRESENTATION DAY was last modified: January 12th, 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:letterkennyMinor Board presentationsSt Eunan’s GAA club THERE was a huge turn-out at the Mount Errigal Hotel in Letterkenny today for the annual St Eunan’s GAA club Minor Board presentation.Boys and girls from U-11 to U-18 were awarded for their endeavours on and off the pitch in 2013.Former Armagh and Crossmaglen Rangers star Oisin McConville – one of the greatest players of all-time – was the guest of honour at the event. last_img read more

Our Saviour and Charging Rhinos clash as NBL returns

first_img Tags: Charging RhinosFUBA NBL 2018Javon LadiesMagic StomersOur Saviour Charging Rhinos have lost all of their last four league outings including the one against Ndejje on June 23rd (File Photo)FUBA National Basketball LeagueMTN Arena, LugogoWednesday, 01-08-2018-Ladies: Javon Ladies Vs Magic Stomers-Men: Our Saviour Vs Charging RhinoLUGOGO – Our Saviour will look to build on their Saturday victory over UPDF, when they face off with Charging Rhino at the MTN Arena in Lugogo.The team defeated UPDF Tomahawks 74-42 to end their six game winless streak. Their last victory before Saturday’s dates back to 9th June in a 51-36 win over Pemba Warriors.They have played 15 games so far this season and seat 9th on the 12 team log with a 7-8 record.For Charging Rhinos, they have only four victories from their 17 games so far, and they come into the YMCA clash at the back of a four game losing streak.They have lost to Betway Power, Ndejje Angels, UCU Canons and UPDF Tomahawks in that spell.Rhino’s last league victory was a 64-58 win against Sharing Youth on July 8th. The other three victories of the season came against KCCA, UPDF and JKL Dolphins.Rhino will rely on Abel Omomgin, Swaib Kalungi and Sam Wacha to try and end the losing streak.Our Saviour on their hand will look to the services of Joseph Wacha and Pirwoth Wilberforce for maximum points on the evening.This is a game that can go either way; however, Our Saviour will be confident they can take the honors just like they did in the first round tie which they won 66-59.In the ladies game, Javon Ladies who are second from the bottom will take on Magic Stomers.Javon have only managed two wins this season, a feat that leaves them as string favourites for the drop.Also, all is not well for the Stormers, a team that majorly comprises of Buddo SS girls. The side will be in pursuit of their fifth league victory.Magic has had an upper hand in this tie whenever the two sides meet. They won 47-44 in the first round. Won both regular season ties last season – 73-62 in September and 59-68 in June last year.Comments last_img read more

Donegal Death Notices – Rest in Peace

first_imgDonegal death notices for today, Wednesday, August 30.Peggy (Peggy Briney Hen) RODGERSThe death has occurred in Dungloe District Hospital in her 100th year of Peggy Rodgers (Peggy Briney Hen), Meenacrieve, Annagry. Reposing in McGlynn’s Funeral Home since yesterday, Tuesday, August 29th, and again from 3pm today, August 30th. Removal from Mc Glynn’s Funeral Home at 6.30pm on Wednesday evening, to the Star of the Sea Church, Annagry for 7pm. Funeral Mass on Thursday morning, August 31st, at 11am with burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.Jim PRICEThe death has occurred of Jim Price, 10 Binnion Avenue, Circular Road, Letterkenny.Reposing at his late residence since yesterday. Removal on Thursday, August 31st, at 12.15pm to St. Eunan’s Cathedral for 1pm Funeral Mass followed by burial in New Leck Cemetery. Family time from 11pm to 11am and on the morning of the Funeral. Family flowers only. Donations in lieu, if desired, to the Donegal Hospice. Annie TRAVERS (née Gallagher)The death has occurred of Annie Travers (née Gallagher), Greagh Barr, Laghey, Donegal, at Aras Mhic Shuibhne Nursing Home.Reposing at the home from 6pm this evening with removal at 7pm to arrive at St. Bridget’s Church, Ballintra at 7.30pm. Mass tomorrow, Thursday, at 11am followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations in lieu, if desired, to Aras Mhic Shuibhne Patients Comfort Fund.Breedge MONTGOMERYThe death has occurred of Breedge Montgomery, Tirlaughan, Carrigart, Donegal.Reposing at her late residence. Removal tomorrow, Thursday, August 31st, to the Church of St John the Baptist for Requiem Mass at 1pm followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery. House strictly private please, except to neighbours and friends.Nuala MOLLOYThe death has occurred of Nuala Molloy, Main Street, Killybegs, Co. Donegal. Remains reposing at the residence of her niece Patricia Flaherty from 4pm today, Wednesday, with removal tomorrow Thursday at 6 30pm to St.Mary’s Church Killybegs for 7 pm.Funeral Mass on Friday at 11am with burial afterwards in the local cemetery. Family time for 11pm to 11am please.Peter BOYLEThe death has occurred of Peter Boyle, Arduns, Gweedore, Donegal. Reposing at the family home from 1pm this Wednesday afternoon, August 30th. Funeral Mass in St. Mary’s Church, Derrybeg on Friday morning, September 1st, at 11am followed by burial in Magheragallen Cemetery. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu to the Gweedore Day Centre. Rosary both nights at 9pm. House private from 10pm to 10am.Ned COYLEThe death has occurred of Ned Coyle, Rapplagh, Downings, Donegal, in Glasgow.Reposing at his brother Michael’s residence in Rapplagh from 4pm this evening. Removal on Thursday to the Church of St. John the Baptist, Carrigart for Requiem Mass at 11am with burial afterwards in Meevagh Cemetery. Family time from 11pm until 11am.Mary MCCONALOGUEThe death has occurred of Mary McConalogue, Cashel, Gleneely, Donegal. Removal from her residence took place this morning at 10.15am for 11am Requiem Mass in St. Mary’s Church, Bocan, Culdaff. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.Bridie BRENNANThe death has occurred of Bridie Brennan, Sandymills, Ballindrait, Lifford, Donegal.Removal from her late residence took place yesterday morning to St Patrick’s Church, Murlog for 11am Funeral Mass. Burial afterwards in the Old Cemetery.Rosemary NICHOLASThe death has occurred of Rosemary Nicholas, Clunelly, Quigley’s Point, Donegal, formerly of Clonbeg, Buncrana.Rmoval from her late residence in Quigley’s Point took place yesterday morning for 11 am Funeral Mass in St. Mary’s Church, Cockhill. Burial afterwards in the adjoining graveyard. Donations in lieu to the Cancer Bus. House private from 11pm to 11am.Donegal Death Notices – Rest in Peace was last modified: August 30th, 2017 by Staff WriterShare 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:obituarieslast_img read more

Fishing the North Coast: Numbers don’t add up — Lower Klamath quota reached quickly

first_imgJust after the additional water released from Iron Gate Dam hit the mouth of the Klamath River, controversial news broke from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. On Tuesday, the CDFW determined the 555 quota of adult fall-run Chinook on the lower Klamath River was met by anglers fishing from the State Route 96 Bridge at Weitchpec to the mouth.The spit quota of 167 fish, which is a subset of the 555 lower river quota, was projected to be met at sunset Monday night, leaving roughly …last_img

49ers injury updates: Why Weston Richburg would be huge loss

first_img(Photo by … Click here if you’re unable to view the photo gallery on your mobile device.NEW ORLEANS — Weston Richburg’s leg injury Sunday could mean the 49ers use Ben Garland as their center for the rest of this season.That was the feeling inside the 49ers’ locker room after their 48-46 win over the host New Orleans Saints.“Losing Weston is big,” left tackle Joe Staley said. “He’s the center position and one of the captains for our group. You don’t want to see anyone go down.”last_img