Pedestrian hit by car

first_imgThe RCMP received a call from a female stated she had been hit by a car.At approximately 11am on Friday March 19th, the female says she was struck by a red car at the intersection of 92A street and 87th avenue in Fort St. John.The driver of the vehicle, described as a female with blonde hair, left the scene without stopping.  The pedestrian did not seek medical attention and sustained minor injuries to her hip.- Advertisement -Police are looking for a possible witness who came to the rescue of the pedestrian.  This possible witness did not leave his information and the Police are looking to speak with him.The Fort St. John RCMP are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the person or person’s responsible for this hit and run.You can contact the RCMP at 250-787-7100 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at www.crimestoppersfsj.ca Advertisementlast_img read more

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Bruins fall to Bears in shocker

first_imgLOS ANGELES (AP) – Ayinde Ubaka scored eight of his career-high 29 points in overtime and California stunned fourth-ranked UCLA 76-69 in the Pac-10 tournament quarterfinals Thursday night. UCLA’s second straight loss dealt a serious blow to its hopes of being a No. 1 seed in next week’s NCAA tournament. The five-minute overtime turned into a blowout, with Cal outscoring the Bruins 15-8. The game was a rematch of last year’s Pac-10 title game, won by UCLA on its way to a runner-up finish in the national championship game. Ryan Anderson added 18 points for the eighth-seeded Golden Bears (16-16), who blew a 16-point first-half lead. They will play Oregon in the semifinals; the teams split their two games during the season. Darren Collison had 20 points, Josh Shipp 19 and Luc Richard Mbah a Moute 13 for the top-seeded Bruins (26-5), who lost their regular-season finale at Washington. UCLA’s Arron Afflalo, the Pac-10’s player of the year, had his worst offensive performance of the season with three points, ending a streak of 29 games in double figures. Ubaka tied the game at 59 on a 3-pointer after a wild scramble with 54 seconds left in regulation. Collison drove the lane and scored to put the Bruins in front until Ubaka’s floater with 15 seconds left forced overtime. Collison couldn’t answer again when his 3-pointer missed in the closing seconds. Afflalo scored his only field goal of the game to open overtime, but he never connected again. The Bruins watched as shots hit the rim and the Bears’ offensive momentum continued unabated. Omar Wilkes, the son of former UCLA star Jamaal Wilkes, scored on a one-handed scoop to tie the game at 63. Ubaka hit a jumper that gave Cal the lead for good. Eric Vierneisel made four consecutive free throws as the Bears pulled away. Down by 12, the Bruins opened the second half with a scoring burst nearly identical to the one Cal generated in the first 20 minutes. Their 20-4 run helped them take the lead, 45-41, for the first time since the game’s opening moments. Collison had nine points, including a steal and fastbreak dunk, and Mbah a Moute added six. The Bears struggled on 1-of-8 field-goal shooting against UCLA’s increased defensive pressure. Mostly though, the Bruins went to the line as Cal was called for 10 fouls in 8 1/2 minutes after having six in the first half. The Bruins were only 7-of-17 from the line in that stretch. Neither team led by more than four points over the final 8 1/2 minutes of regulation. Ubaka’s 3-pointer went in as the shot clock expired, putting Cal ahead 56-53. The Bruins scored six straight points for a 59-56 lead before Ubaka’s two straight baskets ensured overtime. The Bears outscored UCLA 23-5 in the first half for a 16-point lead. Afflalo had zero points and three fouls, while Collison was scoreless with five of UCLA’s 11 turnovers. 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

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Kick Off: England special – Friday, July 8

first_imgMark Saggers is joined by Stuart Pearce and Michael Calvin to talk all things England in the wake of their failure at Euro 2016.They discuss the importance of England players making it a priority to play for their country, how the FA will plan for the future whilst choosing the next manager, and Stuart talks about his experiences as manager of the Three Lions Under-21s, and the Great Britain Olympic team.Listen above or click here to download the podcast from iTunes, along with previous versions.last_img

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GAA NEWS: ST MICHAEL’S MEMBER THOMAS O’DONNELL OFFICIATES HIS FIRST GAME

first_imgSt. Michael’s NotesAll County League Both St. Michael’s were  at home to Glenswilly on Saturday evening last at the Bridge in the All County League Division 1.The Reserves put on a good performance to win on a scoreline of St. Michael’s 1-9 Glenswilly 0-11.The St. Michael’s Team was Dean Fleming, Patrick McFadden, Jamie Hunter, Peter Sweeney, Ruairi Friel, Paul Creamer, Daniel Doak, Paul Baird, Lorcan McDaid, John McFadden, Stephen Coyle, Dara McCarry, Keelan McGee, Raymond McLaughlin, Hugh O’Donnell.The seniors also won putting on a fine display to defeat Glenswilly on a scoreline of St. Michael’s 1-8 Glenswilly 0-8, to record their first victory in the league. Both teams are at home to Bundoran on this Sunday the 17th April with the Throw Ins at 1.30pm and 3pm.The St Michael’s team and scorers were: Dean McColgan; Stephen Black, Stephen Doak, James Henry Alcorn; Liam Paul Ferry, Michael Gallagher, Chris McElhinney; Ciaran Kelly, Ciaran Gallagher, Michael Langan (0-2), Lee Carr (0-4, 2f), Michael Cannon; Andrew Kelly (0-2, 2f), Oisin Langan, Brian McLaughlin. Subs: Odhran McFadden for O Langan (black card 33) Loran McDaid for C Kelly (35), Raymond McLaughlin (1-0) for Black (45).St. Michael’s Mini LottoThere was no Jackpot winner in the St. Michael’s Mini Lotto on Sunday Night last; The numbers drawn were 3,8,10.11,13,16.  There were one Match 5 winner, Declan Pyper Letterkenny who won €100;.  This weeks Jackpot be €3200. The Club would like to thank Brian and Margaret Anne Dolan, Molly’s Bar Dunfanaghy, Seamus Sweeney Kildarragh Construction Philadelphia, Shaun Langan Creeslough Pallets and Michael McColgan Dunfanaghy for their continuing sponsorship of the lotto jackpot, it is very much appreciated.Tickets are on sale in local businesses in Dunfanaghy and Creeslough and at the Bingo Session in Massinass Community Centre Creeslough on Sunday evenings, tickets for the St. Michaels Mini Lotto can now also be purchased on line anywhere at at onlinelotto on facebook .St. Michael’s Bingo Session 1st Birthday Special The winner of the €100 on the 5th at the Bingo Session in the Massinass Community Centre on Sunday night last was Collette McColgan Creeslough, The winner of the €100 on the 9th game was Aoife Carolan Magheramena.This months 50 Club Winners were: €65 Grace Nelis Creeslough, €35 Mary Haughton Massinass, €25 Anne Marie Kelly Creesloughbeg.To celebrate the First Anniversary of its move to Creeslough; St. Michael’s Bingo Night in Massinass Hall 1st Birthday Special takes place on this Sunday night the 17th April at 8pm.Every House €1000 if you check on 45 numbers or less with the Lucky Number in the Panel. Every House €500 if you check on 45 numbers or less with the lucky number called in that game.Every house New Car if you check on 45 Numbers or less with the Lucky number in the Panel and also called in the first five numbers of that game.The Magic Number from 1 to 90 is drawn out every Sunday night before the bingo begins.  In addition every House winner will receive a free entry to the weekly lotto, this weeks Jackpot is €3200.  The single book is €8, Double, Double Book €12, Sheet €2. Bingo continues every Sunday evening at 8pm in the Massinass Community Centre.Well Done Well done to Thomas O’Donnell who had his first outing as a Club Referee last weekend.St. Michael’s Lotto RotaThe names for the St. Michael’s Mini Lotto Rota for this Saturday night the 16th April Liam McElhinney and Mickey McFadden, Creeslough Rose Baird. 23rd April Dunfanaghy Cairns Witherow and Eamon McGinley, Creeslough/Shandon Joe Horan.SOS for Photographs! Nicola is currently gathering photographs for the clubhouse. If anyone has ANY team photographs from winning senior, reserve, u21 or any underage teams in league/championship/Gaeltacht she would really appreciate if you let her know. All hard copies of the photos will be returned to you safely once we make a copy of them or likewise photos can be emailed to secretary.stmichaels.donegal@gaa.ie Please spread the word as the team photos required date back to 1967!! All help with this little project would be much appreciated. Thanks everyone.Club GearMichael Murphy Sports & Leisure is now stocking St Michaels club gear in children and adult sizes.Initials can be embroidered on tops if requested in the shop.St. Michael’s Minor BoardU14sSt Michael ‘s U14s got their first win of the season against Milford thanks to a good team performance.Training now takes place every FRIDAY evening at the Bridge @7pm. The bus is €3 and leaves Creeslough at 6.30pm.U16s Matches for the U 16s does not take place until after the Junior Cert Exams in June. Players will be advised when training commences by the manager –Martin.Minors The Minors are at home to Buncranna in the Northern Board Quarter Final on Wednesday the 13th April at 6.30pm at the Bridge. Please come out and support the boys.Parish League The St. Michael’s Parish League continues this Sunday at the Bridge from 4.30pm until 6pm.  We still need volunteers please for help in the tea rooms, on the gate, with refereeing and coaching .Any donations of home baking or Sandwiches would be greatly appreciated.On gate this week is Margaret Harkin and in tea rooms are Marissa Roarty and Anne Marie Harkin.Well DoneWell Done to Marcella Dolan and Ciara McGarvey who were on the County U-14 team that defeated Down in Down last Sunday on a scoreline of Donegal 6-14 Down 2-3.GAA NEWS: ST MICHAEL’S MEMBER THOMAS O’DONNELL OFFICIATES HIS FIRST GAME was last modified: April 12th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:GAASportSt Michaelslast_img read more

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Favre runs out of magic

first_img The Packers fell to 0-4 for the first time since 1988. Rallying Green Bay from a 19-point third-quarter deficit, Favre threw two touchdown passes and for two 2-point conversions in the fourth quarter and had the Packers in position to possibly win the game on their final drive. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 But with running back Ahman Green on the sidelines with an injured knee and no timeouts left, Favre had to do it all on his own when Green Bay got the ball back with 1:58 to play. He completed two passes before Carolina (2-2) stopped the Packers on a fourth-and-2. Favre threw the ball to Donald Driver past the first-down line, but Chris Gamble knocked the ball out of his hands and it fell incomplete. The Panthers let out a sigh of relief after nearly giving one away. Jake Delhomme threw two touchdown passes and Stephen Davis ran for two more as the Panthers built an early lead and put themselves in position to ride out an easy win. Perhaps that’s just where Favre wanted them. CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Brett Favre showed he still has some Monday night magic – just not enough to prevent the Green Bay Packers from getting off to their worst start in 17 years. Favre threw four touchdown passes but couldn’t overcome two early turnovers that the Carolina Panthers used to build a big lead and then held on for a 32-29 victory. center_img “I was just praying for our defense to get a stop,” Delhomme said. “He was awesome tonight. I’m just honored to be on the same field with him.” Delhomme was 17 of 24 for 206 yards and Davis carried 19 times for 51 yards. Steve Smith, who scored three touchdowns last week against Miami, caught only two passes for 12 yards. Trailing 26-7 midway through the third quarter, Favre turned it up a level. He led by example on an 80-yard scoring drive, sprinting up the middle for a 12-yard gain on third-and-8 then finishing it off with a 26-yard TD pass to Driver. Favre finished 28 of 47 for 303 yards and four touchdowns. It was his 19th game of four or more touchdown passes, second to Dan Marino’s record 21. 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

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USA Men’s and Women’s 1 Mile Road Championships Return to Grand Blue Mile

first_imgDES MOINES, Iowa  –  Grand Blue Mile (GBM) officials from Wellmark and the Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee announced the USA Track & Field 1 Mile Road Championships will be returning as part of the annual Grand Blue Mile in 2017 and 2018. The addition of the prestigious USA 1 Mile Road Championships further elevates the elite-level competition of Grand Blue Mile and is expected to attract several 2016 Olympians from across the country to vie for a national title and share of the $30,000 prize purse. The Grand Blue Mile also hosted the 2013 and 2014 USA 1 Mile Road Championships. “Now in its eighth running, the Grand Blue Mile continues to captivate the national track and field community, while providing an unparalleled Drake Relays experience for thousands of central Iowans,” said Blake Boldon, Drake Relays director. “We’re thankful to Wellmark for their visionary partnership in helping develop this special tradition.”  ·         Matthew Centrowitz – Gold medalist in the 1500m and 2015 GBM Invitational Champion·         Bernard Lagat – 5th place finish in the 5000m·         Nathan Brannen – 10th place finish in the 5000m·         Shannon Rowbury – 4th place finish in the 1500m·         Kate Grace – 8th place finish in the 800m and 2013 USA 1 Mile Champion (Grand Blue Mile) Coming off the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the 2017 GBM has the potential to see several medalists and finalists return to Des Moines. A few of the 2016 Olympians who have participated in past GBMs include: In 2014, more than 25 American track and field stars competed for the national title at GBM. Leo Manzano, 2012 Olympic 1500m silver medalist, won the men’s championship with a time of 4:05.71. The women’s championship was captured by Heather Kampf, who set a course record of 4:32.62. She followed that performance with consecutive GBM Invitational Championship titles in 2015 and 2016, becoming the event’s first competitor to successfully three-peat.center_img “We are honored to welcome back the USA 1 Mile Road Championships to the Midwest’s premier community street run,” said Chris Verlengia, Wellmark corporate sponsorship manager. “The Grand Blue Mile has gained notoriety over the past seven years as one of the best races in the nation because of its appeal to runners of all ages and abilities. Hosting these championships on the heels of USA Track & Field’s historic showing in Rio brings a national focus to the overall goal of Grand Blue Mile — encouraging healthy habits and empowering positive change.” Last year’s GBM drew more than 4,200 registrants who participated among the elite, competitive, recreational run/walk, and corporate team categories. The one-mile course loops through the streets of downtown Des Moines, finishing in Des Moines Western Gateway. Registration for the 2017 Grand Blue Mile, which takes place on April 25, opens in February. For more information on the Grand Blue Mile, visit www.GrandBlueMile.com.  Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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Joe Montana speaks on Warriors dynasty, shoulder surgery, U.S. Open, 49ers odds

first_imgPEBBLE BEACH — Joe Montana knows dynasties, and he knows the challenges facing the Warriors, who were dethroned Thursday night and denied a third straight NBA title and fourth in five years.“It’s hard to win that many times in a row,” Montana said Friday at the U.S. Open, where he is the honorary ambassador. “They’ve been to five straight. Eventually, physically, you wear out. I mean, playing that many extra games every year, it’s going to happen.“Hopefully you don’t see those types of …last_img

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The hope of a second wind

first_imgPam Green of Second Chances believes that true change is possible if everyone plays a part in improving the lives of their fellow citizens. (Images: Second Chances)A complicated break-up left Pam Green destitute, but she managed to overcome adversity with the help of close friends who lent her their support.Following her personal triumph, Green took it upon herself to help other people going through similar struggles who had also been left without a home or a means to provide for themselves.Shortly after making this decision, she founded Second Chances, an initiative aimed at creating social upliftment and embracing ubuntu, the spirit of helping your fellow citizen, through social media.“I have always felt the desire to help,” Green told Independent Online.“In my school days I used to go a couple of times a week and volunteer at orphanages in the afternoons. I started actively initiating projects and getting more involved… It is very important to pay it forward and always remember where you come from.”THE POWER OF SOCIAL MEDIASocial media has fast become a powerful tool for companies and organisations to get their names into the public eye and drive their business.It is no surprise then that Second Chances tapped into this potential to help drive social upliftment and get South African citizens to play an active role in improving the lives of the less fortunate.The organisation makes use of social media to bring pressing issues such as unemployment, poverty and substance abuse to the attention of people who are in a position to help. In this way, it acts as a link between the source of help and where the help is needed.GET INVOLVEDIf you would like to play a part in this online initiative that is changing people’s lives one tweet at a time, visit its get involved page for more details.To see some of the great work Second Chances is doing, visit its Facebook page.“I’m so grateful to those who now follow the work that I do, who support the work that I do and get involved,” Green said.“But most importantly (I am grateful) to the people who trust me enough to get involved in their lives.”Watch Green pay it forward:PLAY YOUR PARTPlay Your Part urges you to share your story. If you or anyone you know has gone out of their way to brighten up the day for someone else, we want to know.If you have a story to tell, be it your own or that of an organisation or initiative dear to you, submit your story or video to our website and tell us how South Africa is playing a part to build a better life for all.last_img read more

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RFS proposal offers long awaited good news for biodiesel

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Corn and soybean growers waited, and waited, and waited for the Environmental Protection Agency to release Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) rules that determine the volume of Ohio biofuels blended into the nation’s fuel supply. By law, EPA is supposed to finalize biomass-based diesel volumes 14 months in advance of the applicable year, making the agency significantly overdue in setting the volumes for 2014, 2015 and 2016 with the release of the proposal in May.After the long wait ethanol supporters were not pleased with the RFS numbers, but for biodiesel backers it was a different story, which will likely be reflected in the 60-day public comment period that ends on July 27.“This is an RFS that is not perfect, but it is an RFS that works well for biodiesel,” said Adam Ward with the Ohio Soybean Association. “The demand will not only come from the biodiesel category, but also the advanced biofuel category — biodiesel is the only domestic fuel that qualifies as an advanced biofuel. The OSA is working with American Soybean Association (ASA) and the National Biodiesel Board to craft comments on the RFS during the comment period.”Ward said that biodiesel production broadly benefits agriculture by supporting the soybean oil market.“It is important for Ohio soybean growers to understand that in the past the oil market has been driving the meal market. With the demand for soybean oil increasing with the RFS that is now back in place, we should see lowering soybean meal costs because of oil demand being up,” Ward said. “That benefits everyone. Animal agriculture should see some reduced feed costs with the new RFS in place and more demand for soybean oil.”EPA proposes setting the biomass-based diesel and the total Advanced Biofuels volumes at the following levels:2014 — 1.63 billion gallons of biomass-based diesel, 2.68 billion gallons of advanced biofuels2015 — 1.7 billion gallons of biomass-based diesel, 2.9 billion gallons of advanced biofuels2016 — 1.8 billion gallons of biomass-based diesel, 3.4 billion gallons of Advanced biofuels2017 — 1.9 billion gallons of biomass-based diesel“The proposal is a step in the right direction, and we appreciate the administration’s efforts to strengthen and grow the RFS,” said Anne Steckel, vice president of government affairs for the National Biodiesel Board. “However, there is plenty of room for improvement before it is finalized in November. We intend to make sure policy makers in Washington understand biodiesel’s full potential to help grow the economy and strengthen our energy security while sharply reducing pollution.”The volumes proposed by EPA are an increase over the previous proposal, which would have set the biomass-based diesel requirements at 1.28 billion gallons for 2014 and 2015. The increases proposed by EPA will provide some benefit and certainty to the domestic biodiesel industry. However, ASA believes the EPA and the Obama Administration could do more to capitalize on additional benefits that could be achieved with more robust biomass-based diesel volumes.EPA intends to finalize the rule by Nov. 30, 2015.last_img read more

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