Métis Nation awarded funding by National Energy Board

first_imgMétis Nation, B.C. will be recieving funding to help them take part in the regulatory process of the proposed Komie North Extension Project. The National Energy Board awarded a total of $22,500 to the area.- Advertisement -The funding will help the recipients review a project application to be submitted by NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd., a subsidiary of TransCanada Pipelines Limited. The funds must be used to prepare for and participate in the hearing process.The proposed Komie North Extension Project intends to construct and operate four new segments of pipeline. Some of the new segements will run alongside existing rights-of-way, while some will require new land. They will transport and receive natural gas from the Horn River Area of B.C. across to Alberta. The segments would add another 166 kilometres to the current Alberta System.Métis Nation was chosen because of the reasonability of the amount requested, as well as its potential to bring unique information to the public hearing process.If the project is approved, the extension will be in service by April 2014.Advertisementlast_img read more

A growing force

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! IT was bad policy for the city of Los Angeles to raise the trash-collection fee for residents to pay for more cops. But at least the city appears to be making good on its promise to use that money to pay for more police officers. Not only has the Los Angeles Police Department reached its hiring goal for this year, but officials say that it’s on target to hire enough cops so that the force will hit the milestone of 10,000 by 2009. That’s good news, and it means city leaders won’t have to raise taxes for at least a few years – because the trash fees keep escalating ever higher. Boosting the LAPD force has been a long time coming. And while the trash-fee-for-cops funding was terrible public policy, the goal has always been worthy.last_img read more

Man found not guilty of having sexual intercourse with 15 year old schoolgirl

first_imgA man who had sex twice with a 15 year old schoolgirl has been found not guilty of engaging in a sexual act with a child under 17 years of age.The man, who is now in his mid 20s and cannot be named, was a neighbour of the girl in Co Donegal. The accused had pleaded not guilty claiming he did not know the girl was under 17 years of age at the time.Letterkenny Circuit Court heard how the girl called to the man’s home and they had sex on two occasions in late 2013.The girl became pregnant and later suffered a miscarriage.When her father discovered what had happened, he alerted Gardai and the man was arrested.He was later charged with two counts of engaging in a sexual act, namely sexual intercourse with a girl under 17 years of age.The man denied the charges saying that he was not aware that the girl was under 17 years when he had sex with her.The girl, who is now 18, gave evidence in the case admitting they had consensual sex in the bedroom of the man’s parent’s home.They had watched DVDs and then had sex on the first occasion sometime in November, 2013.The man then claimed that a number of days later the girl texted him and came over to his house for the second time when they had sex again.On this occasion the girl told the man that she was 15 years of age and he said that they should stop seeing eachother.A number of weeks later the girl felt unwell and attended her GP who suggested she undergo a pregnancy test which proved positive.She told her mother she was pregnant but suffered a miscarriage a number of days later.The girl’s mother took her phone and her iPad from her.A number of days later, the woman went into her daughter’s bedroom and found another small phone.The girl admitted that the phone had been given to her by the man because he said he was concerned about how she was and wanted to stay in contact.The girl’s father was told of the situation and he contacted Gardai who arrested the man.In his interview with Gardai, the man denied that he was aware of the girl’s age.Directly after they had sex on the second occasion, the girl told the man that she was aged 15.He said it would be a bad idea if they continued to see eachother.He did admit that he knew the girl’s older brother and that he was still in school.The girl’s mother said she had known the man’s family and that they lived quite close to them.She said she was aware that the man cried when he was told that the girl had miscarried.But the girl’s mother added “He was upset but moreso because it was more that he got caught. He was emotional but he’s good at putting on a show. I gave him a warning to stay away from my family and my daughter.”Barrister for the man, Colm Smyth, SC, said that although his client was from a rural background and that he knew the girl’s family, he genuinely did not know her age.He said that the one person who could prove that his client may have known the girl’s age – her brother – had not been brought to court to give evidence.“There is not one suggestion that the relationship was secretive or covert. There is no evidence brought beyond a reasonable doubt to show he knew the girl was under 17 years,” he said.The jury of seven men and five women took just over an hour to reach their verdict and found the man not guilty on both counts before Judge Martin Nolan.The girl’s mother broke down in tears after the verdict was read out.Man found not guilty of having sexual intercourse with 15 year old schoolgirl was last modified: February 1st, 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:donegalJudge Martin Nolanschoolgirlsexlast_img read more

RAPHOE PACK A PUNCH WITH TERRIFIC CHARITY DONATION

first_imgAnthony RYan, from the Irish Kidney Association, accepts the cheque from Gary McCullagh.Raphoe Boxing Club showed just how big a punch they pack when they presented more than €726 to the Irish Kidney Association.Anthony Ryan, manager of the Irish kidney association renal support house Beaumont, accepted the money from the club’s trainer Gary McCullagh.Well-known Gary knows first-hand the work the IKA does after he donated one of his own kidneys to his son Christian last year. The money was raised through the club’s 25 year anniversary dinner dance held recently.The Renal Support Centre is a self catering hostel in Beaumont opened by the Irish Kidney Association.The centre provides accommodation for families with state of the art rooms, a large kitchen living room and laundry room and is all free to kidney patients and their families.  RAPHOE PACK A PUNCH WITH TERRIFIC CHARITY DONATION was last modified: November 29th, 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:Gary McCullaghIrish Kidney AssociationRaphoe Boxing Clublast_img read more

Illinois State Defeats Drake Volleyball in Three Sets

first_imgStory Links ESPN3 Bradley 10/12/2019 – 5 p.m. Box Score (PDF) Print Friendly Version Photos Next Game: Preview Buy Tickets Live Stats Full Schedule Roster Watch Live DES MOINES, Iowa – Emily Plock notched 16 kills for the Drake University volleyball team Friday evening. Still, it was not enough to temper a strong hitting night from Illinois State in a 3-0 loss at the Knapp Center.Illinois State defeated the Bulldogs by set scores of 25-22, 25-19, 25-15 thanks to 14 kills on 26 attempts from Kaylee Martin and eight kills on 17 attempts by Sydney Holt. In addition to Plock’s kills, Elle Tubbs added five kills on 12 attempts and added three blocks. Setter Caitlyn Smith was also in on three blocks and posted 13 assists on offense.Drake (7-12, 1-5 MVC) was held to .085 hitting in the match while Illinois State (10-7, 3-2 MVC) converted at a .275 clip.The Bulldogs faced a six-point deficit late in the first set at 18-12. However, following a timeout, the Bulldogs went on a 5-0 run behind Maddy Baxter’s serving to nearly tie the set. Unfortunately, they could not push past the Redbirds as ISU eventually stretched the lead back out to as many as four points in taking the set, 25-22.Drake held an early lead in the second set, but an 11-4 Redbird run flipped the advantage and ISU closed the set on another run, this one 6-1, to take the set, 25-19, and a 2-0 lead in the match.The Redbirds came out firing in the third set, hitting .344 and allowing just seven Drake kills to prevail, 25-15, and sweep the final set from the Bulldogs.Drake attempts to reverse its fortunes Saturday when its homestand continues with a 5 p.m. match against Bradley in the Knapp Center.last_img read more

US PHILANTHROPIST RECEIVES ANNUAL TIP O’NEILL AWARD IN INISHOWEN

first_imgUS philanthropist Loretta Brennan Glucksman has been named the recipient of the annual Tip O’Neill Irish Diaspora Award for 2015.Loretta Brennan -GlucksmanThe announcement was made at a special reception which was held in the Inishowen Gateway Hotel, Buncrana today.The actual presentation of this year’s award will take place at the Inishowen Gateway Hotel, Buncrana on Friday, September 25. It will be the centre piece in a weekend of events marking the life and times of the late Tip O’Neill, an illustrious grandson of a Donegal emigrant, and an eminent member of the Irish Diaspora This year’s award winner, Loretta Brennan Glucksman, has been involved in philanthropic endeavours for more than two decades, focusing on education, the arts, healthcare and peace initiatives in both the United States and Ireland, a passion she shared with her late husband Lew Glucksman.Her grandfather, David Brennan, hailed from Inishowen fishing port, Greencastle and her grandmother was Alice Moore from Co Leitrim.Ms Glucksman is the Chairman Emeritus of The American Ireland Fund (AIF), where she served as its Chairman for 18 years before stepping down in December 2013. During that time, the AIF exceeded its goal of raising $100 million under the Promising Ireland Campaign and reset the target to $200 million.She is Co-Chair of Glucksman Ireland House founded in 1993, the centre for Irish Studies at New York University (NYU), and she serves on the Board of Arts and Sciences at NYU. She also is Chairman of the University of Limerick Foundation. Loretta is also a long-time staunch supporter of FACES (Finding A Cure for Epilepsy and Seizures), which is affiliated with the NYU Langone Medical Center. Mr and Mrs Glucksman established the Glucksman Chair of English and American Letters at NYU and the Glucksman Chair of Irish and Scottish Studies at the University of Aberdeen. In 2002, University College Cork officially opened the Lewis Glucksman Gallery; in 2001, the couple established the Map Conservation Library at Trinity College, Dublin and in 1998 they helped build the Glucksman Library at University Limerick.In Ireland, Ms Glucksman served on numerous boards including IDA Ireland, The National Gallery of Ireland, The National Library, The National Concert Hall, The Abbey Theatre, Trinity College, University College Cork, The Royal College of Surgeons, Smurfit School of Business at the University of Dublin, and Cork Airport Authority.In 2002, she was conferred an Honorary Commander of the British Empire by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, the highest honour for a non-British citizen, for her work toward peace in Northern Ireland. She also received honorary degrees from the Universities of Scranton, Fairfield, Trinity and Cork and she is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Irish Academy, The Royal Dublin Society and the Royal Irish Academy of Music.Ms Glucksman has hosted radio programs in New York City and delivered speeches to groups in the U.S. and abroad. Earlier in her career, she was a television producer and on-air host for news and public affairs with PBS. She was also a lecturer in English literature at several universities.Chair of the Tip O’Neill Irish Diaspora Committee, Cllr. Nicholas Crossan is delighted that Ms. Loretta Brennan Glucksman has been named at this years recipient of the Tip O’Neill Irish Diaspora Award stating “Ms. Loretta Brennan Glucksman’s resumé speaks for itself and it is a privilege to be in a position to honour her outstanding contributions not only to the United States but also to Ireland.” Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council, Cllr Ciaran Brogan said Donegal County Council has been to the fore in reaching out to our global community and the Tip O’Neill Irish Diaspora Award highlights the important contribution that the Irish Diaspora has made across the world.“The Tip O’Neill Irish Diaspora award is a prestigious award that recognises achievements of members of the Irish Diaspora and the global impact of Irish people everywhere and it is fitting that Ms. Loretta Brennan Glucksman is to be this years recipient of the award,” he said.Speaking about this years recipient Cllr. Brogan said: “Loretta Brennan Glucksman is a person with a very large heart who has remained true to the traditional Irish values that were instilled in her from both her parents. Her grandparents were both Irish and her grandfather was David Brennan who hailed from Greencastle.”Donegal County Council Chief Executive, Seamus Neely said: “This has become on of the most important events in Donegal’s calendar as we honour a member of the broad Diaspora for her work and achievement on behalf of the Irish community in the US and here in Ireland”. He added: “The Donegal Diaspora Project is an important project for Donegal County Council and our partner organisations. Through this project we are reaching out to the broad Donegal community and this includes people with any link to or interest in Donegal no matter where in the world they may be living.”Previous WinnersThe inaugural Tip O’Neill Irish Diaspora Award in 2012 was presented to Niall O’Dowd.  Niall O’Dowd is an Irish, New York based journalist and publisher. The second Tip O’Neill Irish Diaspora Award in 2013 was awarded to the former Governor of Montana, Brian Schweitzer. Senator Therese Murray former President of the Massachusetts Senate received the Tip O’Neill Irish Diaspora award last year, 2014, from the President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins.Other events over the Tip O’Neill Diaspora Awards weekend will include the Tip O’Neill Diaspora Lecture by Prof Rónan Fanning on Saturday, September 26 in the Sliabh Sneacht Centre, Drumfries and the Inishowen Schools Diaspora competition.US PHILANTHROPIST RECEIVES ANNUAL TIP O’NEILL AWARD IN INISHOWEN was last modified: July 1st, 2015 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:donegalTip O’Neill Awardlast_img read more

Delicious celebrations at The Manhattan Restaurant relaunch – Picture Special

first_imgThe Manhattan Restaurant of Donegal Town was officially relaunched on Friday night – with everyone wanting a taste of the Big Apple experience.The modern restaurant is now under new ownership, with award-winning Chef Jonathan Reeves and Catherine Keown at the helm. The couple hosted a grand party to toast to a new era for the venue, with many locals turning out to support the venture.Chef Jonathan Reeves, Catherine Keown and Donegal Town Mayor Pauric Kennedy at The Manhattan RestaurantErnan and Mary McGettigan, from the Donegal Town Community Chamber with Catherine Keown and Jonathan Reeves at The Manhattan RestaurantCatherine and Jonathan with Mary Coughlan at The Manhattan RestaurantCanapés went down a treat at the party as guests had the opportunity to sample the new and funky dishes on the menu. Jerk Chicken, Coca-Cola Pork Belly, Gin & Tonic Scampi and to-die-for chocolate brownies are just some of the stand-out dishes on the eclectic menu, alongside the top classics, which are always fresh.Salmon Arancini at The Manhattan RestaurantCanapés at The Manhattan RestaurantJerk Chicken at The Manhattan RestaurantPrawn canapes at The Manhattan RestaurantDelicious crumble desserts at The Manhattan RestaurantOnion Tatin canapes at The Manhattan RestaurantChef Jonathan is the previous owner of a 2 AA Rosette restaurant in England and is best known as the former Head Chef of one of Mayo’s top restaurants, Brennan’s Lane.Now, he is bringing all the influences of his career together to give diners at Manhattan an interesting treat, enjoying locally-sourced food in a casual environment. Fifteen staff are employed within the team.The Manhattan Restaurant Team celebrating their relaunch nightManager Jimmy Hubert with staff team members, Front L-R: Erika, Rosie, Emma. Back L-R: India, Olivia and Brendan at The Manhattan RestaurantThe chef team: Avril, Jonathan, Daniel and Helen at The Manhattan Restaurant The 60-seat restaurant also has a chilled-out cocktail area which seats many more guests to enjoy The Manhattan’s bespoke cocktails, such as Strawberry Daiquiris and Emilia’s Elixirs.The Manhattan RestaurantThe chefs have a taste! Irish Food Guide Blogger Zach Gallagher and Enda O’Rourke from Proper Street Food at The Manhattan RestaurantIndia and Pauric Kennedy at The Manhattan RestaurantSpeaking after the relaunch, Chef Jonathan said: “We really enjoyed tonight, it’s nice to invite everyone in to see what we are doing here at The Manhattan. “We have an exciting few months ahead. We’ve got a new menu coming out in October and some new additions to the cocktail list. Our cocktails will be done in a particular fashion because we like to have something a little bit ‘us’. We look to be funky wherever possible. “The support from the Donegal Town community has been amazing over the past few months. It has been phenomenal. There is a lot of good willing people and the support tonight has been fantastic.“Party season is coming up and we will be catering to all special occasions. We’re looking forward to arranging menus to suit every group’s tastes and budgets, just give us a call and we’ll look after you.” Brendan and Jimmy looking after the daiquiris at The Manhattan RestaurantCocktails at The Manhattan RestaurantCatherine added: ”We want to thank everyone who has attended the relaunch. It means so much to us and we are delighted to see how well it has gone. We love to see new faces coming in and we can’t wait to welcome everyone to The Manhattan Restaurant.” Phone (074) 974 0111 to book your next meal out at Manhattan, or follow them on social media for updates and sneak peeks: View the menus at: www.themanhattanrestaurant.comFacebook: www.facebook.com/manhattansteakhousedonegaltownInstagram: @themanhattanrestaurant Twitter: @JonreevesChefCheck out more photos from the relaunch below: The Manhattan Restaurant owner Jonathan Reeves with Marina GaffneyJustin and Christina Irwin at The Manhattan RestaurantMary Coughlan catching up with her neighbour Brendan at The Manhattan RestaurantAngela Griffin and Siobhan Murray at The Manhattan RestaurantGillian Stevenson, Peter Ward, Nora Breslin, Joe Breslin and John McGrory at The Manhattan RestaurantMary, Ian, Joyce and Ernan at The Manhattan RestaurantFrancis King and Christina Keown at The Manhattan RestaurantJames and Erin Hackett at The Manhattan RestaurantOlivia and India sharing the great canapes at The Manhattan RestaurantMarie McGowan and Miriam Feeney at The Manhattan RestaurantFront L-R: Kevin Carey and Pauline Brogan. Back L-R: Fiona McHugh, Kieran Kelly, Maeve Barrett and Jacinta Kelly at The Manhattan RestaurantRoisin and Aileen from Bank of Ireland at The Manhattan RestaurantKieran and Martin Kelly at The Manhattan RestaurantCelebratory cake at The Manhattan Restaurant RelaunchDelicious celebrations at The Manhattan Restaurant relaunch – Picture Special was last modified: September 7th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:diningDonegal Townfoodrelaunchthe manhattan restaurantlast_img read more

Pioneer Field Report: Spring weather brings renewed wheat, soybean considerations

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Troy Putnam, field agronomist with Pioneer, talks with Ohio Ag Net’s Joel Penhorwood about this year’s wheat activity in fields while farmers gear up for corn and soybean planting. Considerations with regard to wheat growth stages are important to remember this time of year. Putnam also encourages farmers to take an active approach to what they’re spraying as burndowns and what inoculants are on seed, with seed quality being an ever-present concern after an extremely wet harvest all around.last_img read more

The E-Cig Traveler: To Vape Or Not To Vape (And Where)

first_img4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App The rules are even harder to pin down for restaurants, bars and cafes. Even though nicotine and caffeine are an infamous match, Starbucks doesn’t permit e-cig use. Restaurants can be equally testy about the activity, as well as some bars. But not all of them. Mark Birnbaum, co-owner of EMM, Group which owns clubs like FL and Finale, likes that that they don’t encourage customers to leave the premises. “It’s hard enough for us to get them in,” he explained toThe New York Times. “Then you’re forcing them out on the street to smoke.” But many businesses don’t share Birnbaum’s sentiment, so it’s a good idea not to make assumptions. Common sense prevails. Vaping is allowed anywhere smoking is. As for everywhere else, remember that the rules vary. When in doubt, check. It’s a simple step, and it could go a long way in putting people at ease—which is exactly what you want while you’re on vacation. Feature image of Johnny Depp in The Tourist screencapped from YouTube video by Elusion Ecigarette. Single e-cigarette image courtesy of Bedford Slims. Multiple e-cigarette image/retail counter image courtesy of Susan Yeung. Katherine Heigl image screencapped from YouTube video by eCigsHQ. Related Posts adriana lee Let’s get one thing straight: Users of electronic cigarettes, they insist, do not smoke. They “vape,” which is short for “use battery-powered nicotine vaporizers.” And although the swirl of white fog or vapor they exhale looks like smoke, it’s not the same as the smelly, carcinogenic by-product of burning analog cigarettes. Therefore, they say, the activity shouldn’t fall under anti-smoking bans.I say “they” when I should say “we.” I’ve been an e-cig user for more than a year now. And if there’s one thing I can attest to, it’s that some businesses truly don’t care about the distinction. They care about not upsetting their customers and employees. Fair or not, because the act of vaping looks like smoking, that’s how they’re treating it.Where that leaves users is in a strange new territory—particularly as this high-travel, three-day weekend arrives. Vaping may not be federally regulated yet, but that hasn’t stopped airlines, hotels and others from restricting or even prohibiting e-cigarettes.The “Vape Anywhere” Promise Gets VaporizedSee also E-Cigarettes: The Last Bastion Of My Analog Life Goes DigitalElectronic cigarettes—battery sticks that heat up a liquid solution of propylene glycol or vegetable glycerin, nicotine and food additives—may be only six years old, but their use mirrors the older and dangerous addiction of analog smoking. But they are very different. There’s no smell and no fire, plus they don’t leave behind ashes, as electronic cigarette vendors rush to point out. Those are key selling points in their marketing schtick, which often features a “vape anywhere” message. (In fact, many still market their products that way.) Taking that to heart, early users whipped out their e-cigs wherever they went, gleefully getting their nicotine fix in places where regular smoking was not allowed.  12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People…center_img Bewildered business owners simply didn’t know what to do. It looked like smoking—many e-cigs even intentionally resemble traditional cigarettes—but it wasn’t. As so often happens in technology, this invention went from curiosity to phenomenon before the laws could catch up. According to the Tobacco Vapor Electronic Cigarette Association, e-cigarettes have grabbed as many as 10 to 14% of the 44 million tobacco users in the U.S. And sales are on track to reach $1.7 billion by the end of the year. Despite the success—or perhaps because of it—the Food and Drug Administration has been eyeing the product with suspicion. But even though it threatens to ban online sales, the FDA still hasn’t actually regulated the devices. Researchers haven’t managed to clarify things either. For every German or French study that says e-cigs are harmful, there’s a researcher from Boston or Philadelphia who says they offer very little risk to health or should be actively pursued for harm reduction from cigarettes.It’s a quagmire of confusing findings. And well-meaning lawmakers and businesses, not knowing what else to do, are erring on the side of caution.Beware: Varying Policies Ahead There’s only one rule to know about vaping in public, especially during this peak travel period: There is no one universal rule. Policies differ by industry, and sometimes within the same one.Most airlines do not permit the use of e-cigarettes on board, but they do allow users to pack their batteries and juices in carry-on baggage. (Bear in mind that TSA regulations on liquids apply.) Most major American airlines—including United, JetBlue, American Airlines, Delta and Southwest Airlines—ban the actual act of vaping in flight, as do many international airlines like British Airways and Japan Airlines. Although it may be tempting to “sneak a vape,” take this as a warning: You don’t want to be the person who gets caught and makes an entire plane turn around. It’s not just airlines either. Amtrak also forbids e-cigarette use. In general, transportation services are strict about anything related to smoking.Hotels may be another matter, considering some still have smoking and non-smoking rooms. But every operation is different. For example, I’ve stayed at many bed and breakfasts, hotels and motels that met my vaping behavior with keen interest, not loathing. However, it’s worth noting that none of them were a Marriott. The hotel chain charged one Chesapeake, Virginia woman $250 for vaping, citing the hotel’s anti-smoking policy.  9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnoutlast_img read more