By Christine Rumleskie- Advertisement – A proposed 2.5 per cent tax increase didn’t draw many Fort St. John residents to City Hall on Monday.Around 15 spectators attended the public meeting on the 2010 Operating Budget.Acting Mayor Bruce Christensen says no questions were asked during the discussion period, so that could be a sign that the budget is on the right track.[asset|aid=2587|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=5003aa1451229fd04d0a5bfbd266dea7-Christensen budget 1_1_Pub.mp3] The budget includes several new City staffing positions. In 2009, council approved jobs like a full time planner, two full time firefighters, and a full time community energy manager. Along with several other proposed positions, the budget expenditures would increase by $982,000.Advertisement She adds the City should start using the Fair Share money for much needed capital projects, instead of using 4.97% of the money this year for operational costs.Mucchi-Rodgers encourages everyone to get involved in the budget deliberations before the budget is finalized in the near future.For a copy of the 2010 operating budget, click on the attachments below. Photo: Director of Finance, Laura Sanders, outlines the 2010 Operating Budget, as members of the public look on – Christine Rumleskie/Energeticcity.ca The City has also penciled-in almost $1.7 million for regular public transit. Staff report that January’s ridership was up 29% from last January, mainly due to the route changes. Fare revenue is expected to help offset some of the City’s contribution this year. And, the Province helps through a $765,000 subsidy.Other highlights of the Operating Budget include $1.6 million for the maintenance of the Enerplex and $1.3 million for snow removal and sanding.However, not everyone was pleased with the looming tax hike. Spectator Theresa Mucchi-Rodgers, an unsuccessful candidate in the 2008 civic election, says the city should find a way to have no tax increase this year. [asset|aid=2588|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=5003aa1451229fd04d0a5bfbd266dea7-Mucci Rogers 1_1_Pub.mp3] Advertisement
Darling is collecting donations of clothing, toys and books for children, and clothing for adults as well, to send to the people of Taguig, a city in Metro Manila in the Philippines. He said he has been there many times to visit family and friends, and is compelled to do something to help people there who are desperately in need.”When you go there, you can’t help but see the need,” he said. “You see an elderly gentleman with his legs pretty much inoperable and he is dragging himself across a road. You see kids on the side of the road naked, and you can see clearly they haven’t had a bath in who knows how long – you have to do something.”Darling said all types and sizes of clothing are needed – from socks and shorts, to underwear, shirts and pants.- Advertisement -“People think that because it’s such a warm climate there, everybody likes to walk around half-naked, but they don’t, they have their pride,” he said.He said the condition and size of clothes donated isn’t even really that important because they will make use of anything they are given. He added shoes and boots are especially valuable.”Honestly, I don’t know how those people walk with just bare feet out there – it just kills me, because it so dangerous with stuff on the ground.”Advertisement “I’m in a drought. I’m getting a little antsy because I would like to send something out right away, but I have maybe one box I can send. I have lots of boxes to fill.”For those interested in donating items, Ian Darling can be reached at 250-719-2500. Darling said he collects donated items at the airport and when he has enough he packs them in boxes and arranges for transport to either Calgary or Vancouver, where they will then be taken to the Philippines. He said Central Mountain Air graciously waives the freight fee for shipping boxes to Vancouver.He said once the items arrive in Manila, he has a friend who lives in Taguig who arranges to have them sent to people in need. He said she doesn’t operate through an international charity or organization, but rather through local churches, schools and orphanages, and by just giving to people she encounters on the streets. “It’s random, but it’s working, and I’ve been over there lots of times to see that it is working,” said Darling. “It’s interesting when you walk down the street and you can see clothes that you’ve given away on children there, and even adults.”He said he will be accepting donations year-round, but right now especially he is eager to receive whatever help the community can give him.Advertisement
Scores of children will on Monday get the opportunity of a lifetime to learn or refresh their memory of a basic life skill when the Department of Social Cohesion of the Ministry of the Presidency and the National Sports Commission (NSC) hosts their annual ‘Learn to Swim’ Programme.This programme, which caters to school- age children every year, is aimed at teaching the skill of swimming, which can come in handy in the future.The programme had, in past years, been a huge success, attracting over 100 students at each session and ensuring that they leave with the much-needed skill. Organisers have even gone as far to implement an Easter version of the programme. This year’s installment of the vacation edition will run from July 9th to August 17th, 2018.The Colgrain Swimming Pool, located on Camp Street, will be host to the children, aged 6-10 years, whilst the National Aquatic Centre at Liliendaal, East Coast Demerara will be venue for the sessions for the 11-to-16-year-olds.
0Shares0000George Weah after casting his ballot in the second round of presidential elections in Monrovia, Liberia, on Tuesday. Credit Seyllou/Agence France-PressePARIS, France, Dec 29 – Former Chelsea star Didier Drogba led plaudits on Friday from the world of football to George Weah after the only African to win the Ballon d’Or was elected President of Liberia.“Congratulations Mr. George” the Ivory Coast legend posted on Twitter. “Thanks Didier for your support, we are both concerned and aware of the destiny of our peoples. Let’s follow the same path,” replied Weah.Drogba’s compatriot, Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure wrote: “Congratulations president Weah!!”Marseille’s former Cameroon midfielder Stephane Mbia applauded Weah on his “superb career”.“First African Ballon d’Or in 1995, first retired player to be elected president of the Republic. Respect!”Chelsea icon Didier Drogba from neighbouring Ivory Coast already sent Weah a congratulatory message. Photo/COURTESYWeah, idolised in Liberia as “Mister George”, will be sworn in on January 22 after winning Thursday’s run-off against vice President Joseph Boakai.His election success was noted with pride by former clubs Monaco, Paris Saint-Germain and AC Milan.Weah played at Monaco from 1988 to 1992 and the French Ligue 1 side noted in a statement: “The entire club congratulates George Weah on his election to the presidency of Liberia and presents him with all its best wishes for success as the head of his country!”From Monaco Weah moved to PSG where he picked up two Cup titles in 1993 and 1995, a league title in 1994 as well as sparkling in Europe.“We knew George Weah well before he became elected president of Liberia. Congratulations to the legend of PSG and world football on this new chapter in his brilliant career,” PSG wrote in English on Twitter.AC Milan offered their congratulations “to the Red and Black legend” who starred for the club over four seasons, picking up two Seria A titles in 1996 and 1999. Photo/COURTESYAC Milan offered their congratulations “to the Red and Black legend” who starred for the club over four seasons, picking up two Seria A titles in 1996 and 1999.Despite numerous examples of the game’s former stars entering politics Weah is the first former player to succeed in being elected head of his country.Others have launched political careers, most recently AC Milan’s star Georgian defender Kakha Kaladze who was elected mayor of Georgia capital Tbilisi after serving as the Georgian government’s Energy Minister.In Brazil ex star striker Romario has served as a senator since 2015.But until Weah being elected head of state was confined to powerful club directors like ex AC Milan boss Silvio Berlusconi in Italy, or the current Argentine President, Mauricio Macri, a former Boca Juniors president.By winning this week’s election Weah has created another precedent just as he did back in 1995 when he became the first African to win the Ballon d’Or.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
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Hughie Chaitline from Min an Iolar cut the first sods of turf of the year on Friday in Upper Dore.In the video Hughie Chaitline and Councillor Michael Mac Giolla Easbuig discuss how turf had once been a huge benefit to the area when the ESB Turf Burning Station in Meenacuing, Gweedore, had been in operation between 1957 and 1995. In the ESB Journal in 1963, James J McAuley said the following about the Turf Burning Station; “In one of the most spectacularly beautiful sites that anyone could have picked for such a project, on the shores of a lake at the foot of towering Errigal, and ringed by scenery that carries the eye to heaven, Gweedore station stands like a monument to the achievement of the local people who play a large part in the station’s success.”Image source: https://esbarchives.ie/portfolio/Gweedore/Councillor Mac Giolla Easbuig says that the Turf Burning Station had the potential to be a museum for the area in terms of the work that was once done there by men and women, Donegal’s railway line, and the general history of the area.The main union organiser of the station was John Rua Mac Giolla Easbuig.Speaking to Donegal Daily, Councillor Mac Giolla Easbuig said that his uncle John Rua “first and foremost looked after the interest of the workers.” “He was a great man”, he added, “I loved him very dearly.”Speaking of the tradition of turf cutting, Councillor Mac Giolla Easbuig wishes to encourage those that have bogs to get back to turf cutting.“It has been a tradition as long as Fionn Mac Cumhaill has been here.“When the state move to stop turf cutting as they have in other parts of Ireland, we will fight and we will continue to cut turf.“Neither Europe nor state will stop us cutting turf. We will fight and we will continue to cut turf and we will continue to resist by any means.Cllr Mac Giolla Easbuig: “Neither Europe nor the state will stop us cutting turf” was last modified: March 12th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:ESBMeenacuingMICHAEL MAC GIOLLA EASBUIGTRADITIONturf burning stationturf cutting
FROM SEAN BYRNE IN CO LOUTH: Knockbridge Hurling Club (Louth) are running a competition offering people the chance to win 2 tickets to the All Ireland Football final for €10 we would be greatly obliged if you were able to publish the link below on your Facebook page advising people of their chance at winning what must be like gold dust in Donegal.http://www.MyClubFinances.com/tickets.asp?LL_ID=619&CLB=1LOUTH HURLING CLUB RAFFLE FOR TWO ALL-IRELAND FINAL TICKETS was last modified: September 3rd, 2012 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)
Harry Kane is set to lead England against Tunisia Sheringham added: “Harry looks like he can score from anywhere.”The former Tottenham and Manchester United striker believes Kane is currently the best number nine the world, and warns Spurs may find it difficult to keep hold of the 24-year-old despite the fact he recently signed a new long-term contract.In an interview with BetStars, Sheringham added: “He could go anywhere in the world he chooses if he were to leave tomorrow. He’s that good.“He’s the best number nine in the world. He’s a player you’ve got to keep but it will be very difficult to do so.” He made the comments as Kane prepares to lead England out at the 2018 World Cup against Tunisia in Group G’s opening clash on Monday night, live on talkSPORT.Shearer is regarded as one of the nation’s greatest ever strikers, having fired 30 goals in 63 appearances for England and a record 260 goals in Premier League over the course of his prolific career.But Sheringham said: “Kane has more to his game than Alan.“He can hold the ball up, bring others into the game and can shoot with both feet, which Shearer wasn’t best at.” Teddy Sheringham thinks Harry Kane is better than former England captain Alan Shearer.Sheringham, who formed a great brilliant partnership at international level with Shearer, believes the Spurs sharp shooter already has “more to his game” than his old teammate. ‘THEY FAILED’ 10 amazing football facts you won’t believe are true Sheringham thinks Kane has more to his game than Alan Shearer 3 talkSPORT will be with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network. Teddy Sheringham thinks England skipper Harry Kane is better than Alan Shearer Latest World Cup News 3 Getty 3 German icon blames Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil and another star for World Cup exit
Andreas Granqvist has missed the birth of his daughter in order to beat England.The Sweden captain, who will lead his country into battle against the Three Lions on Saturday, missed the birth of his second daughter after his wife Sofie forbade him from coming home.Baby Mika arrived on Thursday evening, and Granqvist took to Instagram to reassure fans both mother and child were fine.The Helsingborgs centre-half was set to return to his home country to help his wife, but she refused to let him leave Russia.Sofie Granqvist said: ” “I’m absolutely not letting him come home, I’m completely fine with my friends and family there and what could be more important than the World Cup right now?”One man who is likely to sympathise with Granqvist is talkSPORT’s very own Tony Cascarino, who could not believe Fabian Delph left Russia for the birth of his daughter! Check out the video below! “You’re going to spend the rest of your life with your kid!”Tony Cascarino says Fabian Delph would be making a mistake if he left the #ENG camp to be at the birth of his third child 👶 🏆 #TSWorldCup pic.twitter.com/0BUIUMQgfz— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) June 24, 2018The Manchester City star missed the nerve-wracking last-16 penalty shootout victory over Colombia to attend to the birth of his daughter.Boss Gareth Southgate excused the versatile midfielder, who returned for the crunch clash with the Swedes on Thursday.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Grim details surrounding the death of 2-year-old Sarah Chavez emerged in the testimony of a medical examiner and a police officer at a preliminary hearing for an Alhambra couple Thursday in Alhambra Superior Court.Frances and Armando Abundis Sr., the girl’s caretakers, have pleaded not guilty to charges of murder, child abuse and assault in connection with Sarah’s death on Oct. 11.Sarah was found dead by Alhambra police after a 9-1-1 call led them to the residence of Frances Abundis, 35, believed to be Sarah’s mother’s aunt, and Armando Abundis Sr., 32, in the 1700 block of South Second Street.The child’s death was ruled a homicide by the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office, which reported the cause as blunt force trauma to the lower abdomen.The Abundises were arrested three days later on suspicion of murder and arraigned on Oct. 27.County Coroner Deputy Medical Examiner Dr. David Whiteman performed an autopsy on Sarah the morning after she died. In Thursday’s hearing, he said the primary cause of Sarah’s death was a blow that must have been inflicted by an adult, which severed a portion of her small intestine. This resulted in fluid-containing food particles leaking into her abdomen, causing an infection that eventually sent her body into shock and killed her.The night before Sarah’s death, Frances Abundis took her to Garfield Medical Center in Monterey Park with a broken arm. In a Department of Health Services report, several nurses and a doctor noted that Sarah’s behavior was strange and that her injury went “unexplained.” While there, Sarah was given intravenous fluids for dehydration. Four hours later, Abundis signed a form saying she was taking Sarah out “against medical advice” and left.Whiteman said it was “impossible” that the child could have inflicted such an injury upon herself, even if she had fallen several feet onto a “protruding object,” as Frances Abundis’ attorney, Alex Kessel, suggested.Kessel said after the hearing that he thought the prosecution was trying to pit the Abundises against each other so one would implicate the other.The hearing will resume at 9:30 a.m. today. firstname.lastname@example.org(626) 578-6300, Ext. 4496