NPSS senior boys finish 1st, senior girls finish 7th, at Grande Prairie basketball tournament

first_imgThe boys started off with a dominating win over Lacrete Lancers 81-45. In the second game things were a lot closer but the boys came out on top with a 74-70 with over the St. Josephs Celtics.The win put the boys in the finals against the Peace Wapiti Titans. The team had their highest scoring output of the tournament as they cruised to the 88-72 victory. Enrique Fajemisin led the way with 33 points in the game and also took home the tournament MVP. Jake Chong was also voted a tournament all star.On the girls side the team lost their first game against Glenmary 59-20. The team narrowly missed out on a chance to compete in the consolation final as they fell just short against Peace Wapiti 46-44.- Advertisement -As a result of the two losses the girls took part in the seventh place game and they defeated Peace River 47-20.last_img read more

Minor hockey weekend results

first_imgBelow are results from some of Fort St. John’s minor hockey teams, as submitted to MooseFM/energeticcity-beta.mystagingwebsite.com, for the weekend of Dec. 11-13.If you have results you would like included, send them to sports@moosefm.caFormula Powell Midget B Flyers: – Advertisement -The Formula Powell Midget B Flyers were victorious at their home tournament taking home the 1st place trophy.  Round robin games were a 2-2 tie with Dawson Creek Canucks, with wins against Tumbler Ridge 8-2, and Mackenzie 6-5.Flyers met up with the Tumbler Ridge Raptors in the final game Sunday afternoon, where they held nothing back and steamed to a 5-1 victory.Pimm’s Production Atom Flyers: Advertisement In the All Peace League, the Pimm’s Production Atom Flyers played two games on Saturday against Smokey River in McLennan.In the morning game the flyers started slow and couldn’t muster any sort of attack and were easily defeated 14 -1.  Travis Domeij scored the lone goal for the flyers.In the Afternoon game the Flyers played much better and kept the game close through the first two periods – down 2-0 after the first and 4-2 after the second.  They faltered a little in the third and lost 9-4.  Tristan Nielsen played a strong game leading the team with a hat trick.  Cameron Callison added a goal and an assist.Next weekend they travel to Sexsmith for their last AllPeace game before the break.Advertisementlast_img read more

Open houses for two proposed Peace Region wind farms

first_imgFax: 250-356-7477 There will be another comment period during the application review stage. The proposed project near Taylor in Treaty 8 territory would include between 130 and 235 individual turbines that would produce up to 400 megawatts. The proposed Sundance project is also in Treaty 8 territory, and would include between 85 and 147 individual turbines that would produce up to 250 megawatts. Both projects have submitted their draft Application Information Requirements, which specify what studies will be conducted and information will be needed for their applications for an environmental assessment certificate. The public has 30 days starting May 29, 2013, to comment on the draft AIRs to help the EAO make sure all the potential effects from the proposed projects will be addressed. At this point, the most important feedback in needed about what studies and information should be required for the environmental assessment. – Advertisement -Public open houses will be held for each project, with presentations by both the EAO and the proponents, and residents will be able to ask questions. The open house for the Taylor Wind Project will be held at the Community Hall on June 5 from 4 to 8 p.m., while the Sundance Wind Project’s open house will be held at the Trend Mountain Hotel and Conference Centre in Tumbler Ridge on June 4 from 4 to 8 p.m. Presentations will begin at 6 p.m. Public comments for both projects will be accepted from May 29 to June 28 through the following ways: Advertisement Executive Project DirectorEnvironmental Assessment OfficePO Box 9426 Stn Prov GovtVictoria BC V8W 9V1 By Fax:Advertisementcenter_img By Online Form:http://www.eao.gov.bc.ca By Mail:Brian MurphyAdvertisementlast_img read more

Hands off! Inter Milan move to fend off Chelsea, Liverpool and Man City interest in striker

first_img1 Mauro Icardi Inter Milan have no plans to part with Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City target Mauro Icardi, according to the club’s sporting director.The 21-year-old has caught they eye of several sides this season after scoring 15 goals in 28 appearances.Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City have reportedly both been scouting the youngster, while Tottenham have also been linked with a move for the Argentine.However, Inter’s sporting director Piero Ausilio has now revealed the Serie A club has no plans to part with their star striker.“Mauro is a very calm, level-headed lad who’s completely devoted to his family. He works tirelessly during the week and scores goals on a Sunday,” Ausilio told Sportitalia.“We’ve met with his agent a couple of times, but let’s not forget that his contract doesn’t expire for a good while.“Of course, we want to keep hold of Mauro – and he chose to come here because he felt that Inter were the ideal team for him.”last_img read more

‘We will evaluate in September’ – LVG on future of Man United star

first_img David De Gea Louis van Gaal will not change his stance over David De Gea with Sergio Romero again to start between the sticks for Manchester United this weekend.The Dutchman has refused to consider De Gea for selection amid speculation over a move to Real Madrid and summer signing Romero has played in the wins over Tottenham, Aston Villa and Club Brugge.Van Gaal has continually stated United’s Player of the Year could be welcomed back into the fold if a move to Real does not materialise, and his position remains the same.When quizzed about De Gea’s situation ahead of Saturday’s lunchtime visit of Newcastle, he told reporters: “I have said three weeks ago we shall evaluate after the first of September [when the transfer window closes] but you don’t want to listen!”Phil Jones is still unavailable for United because of mild thrombosis and Marcos Rojo is unlikely to feature as he still lacks match fitness.Van Gaal could hand a full debut to Bastian Schweinsteiger after three substitute appearances.“It is only a matter of time before he starts and maybe it will happen tomorrow,” Van Gaal said. 1last_img read more

FINN VALLEY COLLEGE HIT THE BIG SMOKE!

first_imgA total of 19 PLC students and staff from Finn Valley College recently enjoyed an activity packed educational outing to Dublin as part of their FETAC Level 5 Office Administration course. The trip began in fine style upon stopping in Monaghan when the group bumped into Donegal captain Michael Murphy and fellow county players Michael Boyle and Antoin Mc Fadden who were on their way home after their week in DCU. On Friday morning the PLC’s then received an excellent presentation and talk from Ms Andrea Molloy, Sales and Marketing manager of the the Clarion hotel group, on the running of a multi national hotel chain.Thanks must go to the Clarion Hotel and their staff for extending the students such a warm and hospitable welcome during their stay.From there the group were treated to a bus tour of all the sights and landmarks of Dublin city which was bathed in glorious spring sunshine before heading south to St Jame’s Gate and the Guinness storehouse.The popular attraction informs all those who visit of the story of how Arthur Guinness’ vision for his unique porter has become the marketing phenomenon that it has. A highlight of the storehouse has to be the Gravity viewing deck on the 7th floor of the storehouse which offers panoramic views of Dublin city and it’s surrounding hinterland. The final stop on the trip was out to Belfield for a guided tour of the sprawling UCD campus by student ambassadors Sean and Cliona. UCD is home to over 20,000 students and offered a tantalising glimpse to the students of life at a major university that many of the group intend going onto next year after completing their PLC course in Finn Valley College.Huge thanks and appreciation has to go to our long time friend and bus driver Mr Charlie Mc Namee for his wit, wisdom and excellent service.PLC students attending were- Shaun Mc Guire, Shannon Shelby Driscoll, Shannen Mc Crudden, Nadine Mc Cready, Christina Mc Menamin, Gemma Doherty, Demi Anderson, Shannon Kelly, Nikita Mc Gowan, Barry Mc Ginty, Niall Sharkey, Pauric McMenamin, Luke Kelly, Mark Gillespie, Patrick Coyle and Ethan Lafferty.Staff attending were- Ms Kathleen Boland (Course co-ordinator) Ms Ashlean Mc Geehan and Mr Rory White. FINN VALLEY COLLEGE HIT THE BIG SMOKE! was last modified: May 2nd, 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:Finn Valley Collegelast_img read more

FROM FARM TO FORK – THE SECRET BEHIND GILDEA’S BUTCHERS

first_imgLee and Paddy Gildea pictured on their family farm. The Letterkenny butchers really can offer farm to fork meat because they meat they sell in the shop comes from their own farm.If there’s one thing the Gildeas know about it’s their meat – and that’s because it is THEIR meat!Because if there’s a secret ingredient as to why people continue to return to The Friendly Meat Shop in Letterkenny, it is because they know where the produce comes form – the Gildea’s own farm.Pictured from left in The Friendly Meat shop are Paddy Gildea, Jerry Drumm, Cathal McFadden and Lee Gildea.As people across Donegal continue to spread the message about shopping locally this Christmas, butcher Paddy Gildea is hoping they’ll also shop locally with their friendly butcher for truly premium quality beef. Paddy certainly knows a thing or two about products of distinction and the meat bought in the Friendly Meat Shop he now runs with son Lee and popular butcher Cathal McFadden can’t come any more local.“Customers are very conscious these days about where their food comes from and we often hear people talking about food that comes from farm to fork. That’s exactly what they get when they buy their meat from us.“It’s not just a case of us saying that we know who the farmers are who raised the beef that we sell. We are the farmers and we raise our own animals so our customers really are getting a product that comes from farm to fork,” Paddy explained.The secret to the superb quality, says Lee, comes in the hanging of the beef from animals they have slaughtered weekly at Edenmore Meats in Lifford and delivered then to their Friendly Meat Shop in Letterkenny. “There is a continuous cycle now of our own beef coming in fresh to the shop. It is then aged perfectly before it is presented to the customers as a product of excellence.”Lee maintained that the skills and experience his father and Cathal McFadden have amassed over the years are a source of great comfort to customers who feel reassured by the knowledge and expertise they have.“Many of the customers know my father from his previous store, his mobile butchers and indeed know Cathal too when he worked with my father in SuperValu.”But, he adds, even new customers are always impressed to see the butchers working on their own meat in store“We are very much a traditional butcher shop with skilled craftsmen who can be seen boning and cutting our own beef in store. People realise then they are not being presented with something produced in a factory and they understand that, not only do we know the art of butchery, we also truly appreciate what it is to produce really good food.” Paddy says their commitment to quality is such that they will only deal with people supplying the store who can deliver to the same high standards.“As well as our own beef we also use our farmland at Correnagh and Manorcunningham to raise lambs while our turkeys for instance will come only from Noone’s in Clonmany because we know that they too produce a top-quality product.”Having taken over the Friendly Meat Shop across from the old Dunne’s Stores just over three years ago, the Gildeas say they hope Donegal people are really genuine in their commitment to supporting smaller local businesses.“We are situated in a part of the town that has a small village-type community and small businesses that share many customers. We have a corner shop, vegetable and fish stalls, a chemist, our butcher store, a newspaper office, hotel, café and insurance office etc. There has been lots of people talking on social media and other outlets about supporting local business over the past few weeks in the run up to Christmas. I hope they really do that, in the knowledge that not only will they be supporting local jobs, but also that they’ll be guaranteed excellent produce like our very own farm to fork beef,” Paddy concluded.FROM FARM TO FORK – THE SECRET BEHIND GILDEA’S BUTCHERS was last modified: December 4th, 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:donegalFRIENDLY MEAT SHOPGILDEA BUTCHERSletterkennylast_img read more

DO YOU KNOW A MR GILLESPIE FROM KILLYBEGS?

first_imgTerence O’Connor.A woman is seeking to fill in the missing gap from her late father’s life and is hoping a Killybegs family can help.Terence O’Connor was just 16 when he was sent from St Columba’s Marine Industrial School to stay with a Mr Gillespie at Coulart Road in Killybegs.Now Terence’s daughter Sheila is looking to contact relatives of Mr Gillespie in a bid to find out more about her dad. Sheila contacted us and enclosed this accompanying photo which was taken when h dad was in his late 20s or early 30s.She is now planning a trip to Killybegs and is hoping to meet up with relatives of the man who took her father in.She wrote “I am not sure who Mr Gillespie was, apart from the fact that my Dad was sent from St Columba’s to his house. I just thought that by naming him there may be family members of his around who might then be inspired to have a look at old photos – or may have family stories to tell.“I am coming over in a couple of weeks and will have around 24 hours in Killybegs so thought it would be a good time to stir the pot and see if anything surfaces.” Anybody who may know who Mr Gillespie was or who may recognise Terence O’Connor can contact Sheila by email at sheila_foreman@btinternet.comDO YOU KNOW A MR GILLESPIE FROM KILLYBEGS? was last modified: September 7th, 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:donegalGillespieKillybegsTerence O’Connorlast_img read more

VIGILANTES ON PATROL AGAIN AS FRIENDS JOIN VIOLENT CRIMINAL IN WEST DONEGAL

first_imgCASEY MORGAN: ‘EXTREMELY VIOLENT’ – SAYS PSNIGROUPS of residents in west Donegal are organising patrols in a bid to prevent a violent criminal harming local people.Wanted Casey Morgan, 18, (pictured) is living in a caravan in Burtonport and was spotted several times there today as well as in nearby Dungloe.Local people’s concerns about his intentions have intensified in the past 24 hours as he has been joined by a number of other men from Belfast. His friend – rapist Joe McCabe, 29 – is back behind bars in the North after giving himself up to police there.But Morgan has stayed in Donegal despite also breaching bail conditions in Belfast.The PSNI say Morgan “poses a high risk of causing serious harm” to others.Residents say they are ‘extremely concerned’ at Morgan’s continued presence in the area. He has been staying in a caravan parked at the side of a house 1km from Burtonport pier. “We will be on patrol again tonight,” vowed one resident.“We know Gardai are monitoring him but we need to give some assurances to our community.“The biggest concern is about who these other people are who are with him. We’ve no idea who they are, other than they are from the North.”The PSNI is working to put together the necessary paper work to have Morgan extradited.However locals say they haven’t time for that. “We don’t want him here,” said another resident.“He’d be better off to clear off; tempers are rising around here over this.”VIGILANTES ON PATROL AGAIN AS FRIENDS JOIN VIOLENT CRIMINAL IN WEST DONEGAL was last modified: May 9th, 2013 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:VIGILANTES ON PATROL AGAIN AS FRIENDS JOIN VIOLENT CRIMINALlast_img read more

VMware Changes the Game with Launch of Open Platform

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting VMware is launching an open platform today called Cloud Foundry that provides developers with a choice of framework., app services and the flexibility to run on multiple cloud environments.Developers may launch the platform as a private, public or hybrid cloud environment. It can run inside the enterprise as virtual infrastructure, on a public cloud such as Amazon Web Services EC2 or as a hybrid cloud solution.The future of the cloud is one about the predominance of platforms. We’re seeing that reality emerge with this news from VMware. It also points to the increasing importance in providing developers a way to build apps without the usual hassles that come with getting them launched by the IT department.We have been highlighting this issue in the past few weeks in posts about companies such as SaaSGrid, which offers an internal platform for developers. Developers are increasingly adopting Agile methodologies, which is iterative in its approach. Agile requires updates that would normally take weeks to get approved by IT. Setting up a virtual infrastructure like CloudFoundry provides a secure place where developers can do test and development.Mozy Gets into the GameCloud Foundry will be run by the Mozy team, which is moving from EMC and will be part of VMware. VMware executives explained in an interview yesterday that the Mozy team has the experience of developing a backup service.Support for Frameworks and Application ServicesCloud Foundry also offers a choice of clouds, frameworks and application services. According to a draft blog post by VMware CTO Steve Herrod,the platform supports Spring, Grails, Node.js and Ruby on Rails with work already underway for other frameworks. It will be open to multiple services, provided by VMware or other vendors or communities. alex williams 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts Initially VMware will provide basic services such as a relational database, but the choice will broaden quickly. He writes that other initial choices are MySQL, Redisand MongoDB. RabbitMQ will soon follow.Cloud Foundry will be available as a public cloud service at CloudFoundry.com and as software that can be run according to the developer’s choice.Cloud ChoiceCloud Foundry can be used on public or private clouds. It runs on top ofvSphere and vCloud infrastructure but VMware says it can also run on top of other infrastructure clouds. At its launch today, RightScale is showing how Cloud Foundry can run on top of AWS. Its open architecture means that it can run on infrastructure technologies like Eucalyptus or OpenStack.It also has a software component. Herrod:We’ve even shrunk the cloud down to sit on a developer’s laptop. With the “Micro Cloud”, we have a version of Cloud Foundry that runs in a single virtual machine.This gives allows developers to build and test their applications on their ownmachine, with the confidence that their production environment is symmetrical tothe development environment. The Micro Cloud configuration of Cloud Foundrywill be available later this quarter from CloudFoundry.com.CloudFoundry.orgCloudFoundry.org is the community open source project for the platform environment The code has been uploaded to GitHub. It is available under the Apache 2 license It will be governed like Spring, which has its roots as an open source project.SummaryCloud Foundry plays on the number of acquisitions that VMware has made in the past few years. Spring has been a jewel for VMware but now the other parts are falling into place. RabbitMQ and Gemstone are just two examples. The open play is a smart one. And the flexibility of the platform is key to its success. Cloud Foundry will without a doubt pose a real challenge to Google App Engine and other platforms such as Heroku and even Windows Azure. But this is a competitive space with new startups such as DotCloud offering a similar flexibility.Is VMware now becoming an open source company? It has the dominance in the virtualization market. Now may be the time it leverages that strength to provide an open environment that gives it leverage across the entire market. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#cloud#news last_img read more