The search for Clayton Russ will continue into Monday

first_imgThe search has been suspend for today (Sunday), and will resume early Monday morning.The RCMP is still requesting the public’s assistance in keeping the Pine River clear of boat traffic as well as beach traffic. On Monday the RCMP will once again close down access to the Pine River on both the water and the beach. This will allow search efforts to continue.Advertisement Photo: Acces to the search site was restricted on Sunday – this photo from Saturday shows NP Search and Rescue Crews planning their next steps – Adam Reaburn/Energeticcity.caThe Search for Clayton Russ will continue into Monday.- Advertisement -All day Sunday the RCMP Dive Team, the Fort St. John RCMP and North Peace Search and Rescue continued their efforts to find Clayton. Using a sonar scanner, and underwater search capabilities, the RCMP Dive Team began their search.Advertisement Related StoriesThe Search has now become a recovery mission for Clayton Russ – Sunday August 17, 2008Day 3 – the search for Clayton Russ – Sunday August 17, 2008Search Suspended for tonight in the Search for Clayton Russ – Saturday August 16, 2008The Search Continues for Clayton Russ – Saturday August 16, 2008The Search Resumes for Missing Swimmer – Saturday August 16, 2008The Search for a Missing Swimmer is over for Today – Friday August 15, 2008Swimmer Goes missing on the Pine River – Friday August 15, 2008last_img read more

Kings unable to tame Hurricanes

first_imgRALEIGH, N.C. – Considering their position in the Eastern Conference playoff race, the Carolina Hurricanes know they can’t let any points get away if they want to defend their Stanley Cup title. On Tuesday night, that meant avoiding a letdown against the Western Conference’s last- place team. Staples Center, 7:30 p.m. FSN, KTLK/1150, KLAA/830 Scott Walker scored the go-ahead goal in the second period and David Tanabe had two assists to lead the Hurricanes past the Kings, 2-1, giving Carolina a needed win as it enters a key stretch of the schedule. Carolina 2, Kings 1Saturday: vs. Ducks Ray Whitney also scored for the Hurricanes. Cam Ward made 21 saves and didn’t face much pressure in earning a relatively easy win. “Right now you can’t worry about who you’re catching or who’s catching you,” said Walker, who scored his 17th goal of the season. “You’ve got to worry about the team you’re playing and get the two points. That’s what we focused on.” The Hurricanes play three of their next four at home, starting Thursday against the New York Rangers – who are behind the Hurricanes. They also play Southeast Division-leading Atlanta and Philadelphia, the NHL’s last-place team. “Every two points is big for us,” Ward said. Alexander Frolov scored for the Kings, who have lost 13 of 16. The Kings looked set for a good start when Carolina’s Justin Williams was given a 4-minute penalty for high-sticking Jamie Lundmark just 13 seconds in. But the Kings managed only one shot with the advantage, the beginning of an anemic offensive night. Los Angeles managed just 10 shots in the first two periods. And when the Kings got a scoring chance – as when Dustin Brown corralled a mishandled puck by Frantisek Kaberle along the boards for a breakaway chance – they couldn’t take advantage. “That’s why we’re in the predicament where’re in,” Kings coach Marc Crawford said. “We’re learning how to be a good team. When you’re a good team, you find a way to scrap, fight and claw away at good teams. “Carolina played well. They didn’t make a lot of mistakes. We didn’t play a spirited enough game.” Ward had a solid bounceback performance after allowing three goals on eight shots against Minnesota on Saturday before being pulled for John Grahame. He gave up only Frolov’s redirection goal on a power play, and stopped a clear shot from Derek Armstrong to preserve the lead in the final seconds. “I felt sharp,” Ward said. “I thought the guys played extremely well in front of me. Anytime you allow 10 shots through 10 periods, that’s saying something about team defense.” 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

IT WAS US! TWIN TOWNS COUPLE GET THEIR HANDS ON €5,146,800 LOTTO CHEQUE!

first_imgIt was all smiles in National Lottery offices today when the winners of last Saturday’s Lotto jackpot of €5,146,800 collected their big prize.The winning married couple, who live in the locality, are from Co. Donegal and purchased their lucky ticket in Moore’s Costcutters store in Ballybofey on Saturday, the day of the draw.It was a €4 ticket, and the lucky wife, who purchased the ticket in Costcutters, used the numbers she’s been playing for a long time, made up of family birthdays. This win is the second highest Lotto jackpot win in Donegal. The biggest jackpot was on 25 January 2012 when the jackpot was €5.48M and the winners were from Derry. The lucky ticket on that occasion was purchased in the Top Shop in Killea, Donegal.Today’s ‘delighted’ couple, who do not wish their win to be public, did not get too excited when they realised their good fortune on Saturday last.“I was watching the draw on Saturday night and I had the ticket in my hand,” said the lucky wife.“After the draw, I asked my husband to check the numbers but as he hadn’t seen the draw, he didn’t know what numbers won! “I thought I had to have the bonus ball to win the jackpot, so I checked the numbers on Aertel later on that night and then I saw in the results that I had the winning ticket. The two of us were a bit disbelieving about it all, but we went to bed at the normal time, told no one, and slept soundly all night,”  smiled the lucky lady.She continued: “Next day, at Mass in Stranorlar, everyone was speculating about who had won the Lotto. I joined in the speculation, but didn’t tell a soul. Sunday was spent the same way it always is: I cooked our dinner and we relaxed in the afternoon. We didn’t want to come down to Dublin on Monday to collect so we waited until today but it didn’t bother us at all.”The couple had plans for spending their win, which included some unusual thoughts.“We’d like to give some donations to charities which do good work. Included in that group will be the Simon Community in Letterkenny; the Capuchin Fathers and Fr. Peter McVerry’s charity’.“For myself, I’d love to buy a Camper Van and travel around a bit. We’ve only been out of the country once before. But I’d need to take driving lessons before I buy the van, because I’ve never driven anything in my life!’ laughed the lucky Donegal woman as she finished her glass of champagne in National Lottery offices. IT WAS US! TWIN TOWNS COUPLE GET THEIR HANDS ON €5,146,800 LOTTO CHEQUE! was last modified: April 11th, 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:146800 LOTTO CHEQUE!IT WAS US! TWIN TOWNS COUPLE GET THEIR HANDS ON €5last_img read more

Fantasy Premier League tips 2016/17: Top 10 strikers you should consider

first_img 10 6: Christian Benteke (Liverpool/Crystal Palace) – £7.5m – Click the right arrow to see the next player – If Christian Benteke stays at Liverpool, you should not have him in your Fantasy Premier League team. If he moves to Palace, it’d be a gamble, but investing in the big 25-year-old Belgian could pay off. Benteke has shown before at Villa why he can be a worthwhile fantasy signing, so can he rediscover his best form at Palace? 5: Andre Gray (Burnley) – £6.5m – Click the right arrow to see the next player – Burnley’s Andre Gray was last year’s Championship top scorer and so looks to be a bargain for his miniscule fee of just £6.5m. At least he will be if he can replicate his Championship form in the top flight, which will be no easy task. 10 10 8: Andy Carroll (West Ham) – £6.5m – Click the right arrow to see the next player – Carroll scored twice in West Ham’s final pre-season friendly against Juventus on Sunday, proving he is back firing again ahead of the new campaign. With a similar price tag to that of the newly promoted teams’ strikers, Carroll could be a bargain given the support he has around him in that West Ham team. 4: Harry Kane (Tottenham) – £11.0m – Click the right arrow to see the next player – Despite a disappointing Euros, Harry Kane is still last year’s Premier League Golden Boot winner and should not be ruled out of the running to repeat that feat in the new season. Is he worth £11.0m of your budget though? That’s up to you. 10 2: Troy Deeney (Watford) – £7.0m – Click the right arrow to see the next player – Watford’s Troy Deeney recorded an impressive goals tally last season, scoring 13 times in his first Premier League campaign. The Hornets’ captain will be looking to improve further this season, but it is worth taking into account Watford’s very difficult early fixtures before you decide to select him. 10 10 10 3: Jamie Vardy (Leicester) – £10.0m – Click the right arrow to see the next player – Leicester play Arsenal (H), Liverpool (A) and Man United (A) within their first six fixtures in what will be a make or break period for the new champions. Some think they’ll crumble early on, but, if not, their main man Jamie Vardy will surely prove to be well worth his vastly increased £10.0m fee. 10: Sergio Aguero (Manchester City) – £13.0m – Click the right arrow to see the next player – Sergio Aguero scores goals. It’s really just as simple as that. His price tag is enormous, but you still can’t argue he’s not value for money as the Argentinian has netted 50 TIMES in his last two Premier League seasons combined. 10 7: Alvaro Negredo (Middlesbrough) – £6.5m – Click the right arrow to see the next player – Alvaro Negredo has experienced the Premier League before. In fact he won it with Man City in the 2013/14 season, recording nine goals and three assists in the process. A couple of years later, the ‘beast’ is back and, given his proven goalscoring record in England, could be a very wise buy for just £6.5m. 9: Shane Long (Southampton) – £6.5m – Click the right arrow to see the next player – Southampton have some convenient early home games against Watford, Sunderland and Swansea within their first six fixtures of the season. 15% of Fantasy Premier League players have spotted this already and selected Shane Long for their teams as a result. Perhaps you should do the same… 10 1: Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Manchester United) – £11.5m – Click the right arrow to see the next player – £11.5m for a player previously unproven in the Premier League is usually absolute extortion! However Zlatan Ibrahimovic is an exception to many rules and, should he adapt to English football as well as he has almost every other league in Europe, he could prove to be well worth his hefty price tag. 10 Selecting the three man strike force for your Fantasy Premier League team is arguably one of the toughest things you will have to do this year.Ensuring you pick some of the best goalscorers in the league up top is vital if you want to have success within your mini leagues and, with bragging rights at stake, you cannot afford to make a wrong move!Luckily for you, this list will help as it includes both the best cheap and the best expensive strikers in the country, ranked by their value for money rating.Check out which strikers you should sign by clicking the right arrow above…last_img read more

THREE MEN PLEAD GUILTY TO BEING BEHIND DONEGAL DRUGS FACTORY

first_imgThree men have pleaded guilty to being behind a massive drugs grow-house along the Donegal border.The house in Carrigans in which the drugs factory was based.The three men all appeared at Letterkenny Circuit Court where they were each charged with possession of cannabis for sale or supply. The men – Neil Closs, Brian Irwin and Neville Leech – were also charged with cultivating cannabis plants.The men were arrested following a Garda operation at Kildrum, Lower Carrigans on January 13th, 2010.At the time of the incident almost €500,000 worth of cannabis was recovered in a Garda raid on a property.Full details of the Garda operation will be given at the next sitting of the court in October.Neville Leech, 37, of Pearse Park, Drogheda, Neil Stewart Closs, 33, of Corbettstown, Ballyboyle, Co Kilkenny and Brian Irwin, 32, of The Orchard, Croke Gardens, Thurles, Tipperary were all remanded on bail.The men were all ordered to hand over their driving licenses to the court for fear they could be used to leave the country.Probation reports were also ordered on all the men.THREE MEN PLEAD GUILTY TO BEING BEHIND DONEGAL DRUGS FACTORY was last modified: July 24th, 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:Carrigansdrugs factoryLetterkenny Circuit Courtlast_img read more

Bolt ‘unlikely’ to sign deal without financial help, say Central Coast Mariners

first_img“Both parties are eager to explore all options and ensure that if there is a suitable way forward for both player and club, the two parties will keep working together and formalise an agreement.“The Central Coast Mariners want to ensure that Usain Bolt is given every chance possible to fulfil his dream to become a professional football player.”Bolt’s brace came earlier this month in a friendly against Macarthur South West, having joined the club in August for a training period.“There are two main terms of discussion involved in this negotiation – football and commercial,” the Mariners added.“Regarding the football terms of the negotiations, Usain has made great progression during his time on the Central Coast and we feel that he will improve further with more individual intensive training and competitive game time. 4 Bolt wears the number 95 – a nod to his world record 9.58 100m time The 32-year-old former sprinter, winner of eight Olympic gold medals, joined the club on a ‘indefinite trial’ over the summer and recently scored his first two goals in a friendly.It appears Bolt, a Manchester United fan who has dreamed of becoming a professional footballer, has won a few admirers with his performances, with recent reports claiming a Champions League-chasing club were interested in his services.It appears he has impressed Central Coast Mariners chiefs enough for them to offer him a deal, too.WATCH: Usain Bolt opens account with two goals for on-trial club Central Coast MarinersHowever, the Aussie club have conceded it is unlikely they will agree terms without financial help.In a statement posted on the club’s official website, the Mariners said: “The Central Coast Mariners and Usain Bolt’s representative Ricky Simms have progressed contract discussions and would like to offer clarity around the negotiations between the club and Usain Bolt.“The club can confirm that a contract proposal has been offered by the Central Coast Mariners and negotiations remain ongoing with Usain Bolt and his management regarding his football future. 4 Usain Bolt is ‘unlikely’ to sign a contract with Central Coast Mariners ‘without financial contribution of an external third party’, the Australian club have announced.The Jamaican icon has been offered a professional football contract with the A-League side, having impressed on a trial. “We are looking at ways to do this as the club does not have the luxury to be able to do this in the Hyundai A-League.“Regarding the commercial terms of the negotiations, Usain Bolt’s management and the Central Coast Mariners are in conversations with external partners to find a commercial solution that suits all parties.“It is important to note that contract values speculated in the media are incorrect. Without the financial contribution of an external third party, it is unlikely that Usain Bolt and the Central Coast Mariners will agree to terms.“To ensure that there is no distraction to the Hyundai A-League squad in preparing for this weekend’s match versus Melbourne City, Usain Bolt will not attend team training this week, until and if the club and Usain Bolt can agree to terms and formalise an arrangement.”center_img 4 Earlier this year, Bolt spent time training with Borussia Dortmund 4 There has been worldwide interest in Bolt’s performances for Central Coast Mariners Bolt completed the ‘triple-treble’ by winning the 100m, 200m and 4x100m golds at the 2016 Olympics in Riolast_img read more

CHRISTMAS STOCKING SHOCKER – LETTERKENNY SHOP SELLS SELECTION BOXES!

first_imgIt may still be almost FOUR months to Christmas but one Donegal supermarket has Christmas goods on its shelves.Shoppers at Tesco in Letterkenny had to do a double-take as staff stocked the shelves with selection boxes and chocolate santas.The kids are only days back in school, Halloween has yet to arrive but that hasn’t stopped store bosses from bringing in supplies of Christmas goodies. One shopper laughed “I actually passed them by but I met a friend and she told me. I had to go back and see it for myself. I was shocked.“They’re only short of bringing in the Christmas trees. It’s getting earlier and earlier every year. They would need to give it a rest.”And for the record – there’s still 108 days to Christmas Day! Happy Christmas everyone.CHRISTMAS STOCKING SHOCKER – LETTERKENNY SHOP SELLS SELECTION BOXES! was last modified: September 7th, 2012 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:chocolate santasletterkennyselection boxestescolast_img read more

DONEGAL TDs CLASH AGAIN IN WAR OF WORDS OVER HGV LEVY

first_imgA WAR of words between two Donegal TDs has erupted again over how Donegal truckers are being taxed when they drive north of the Border.Deputy Joe McHugh had claimed that Sinn Fein in the North hadn’t done enough to get rid of the €12 per day levy.Deputy Pearse Doherty had responded angrily to that claim – with McHugh hitting back yet again this weekend. “Sinn Fein is super sensitive to criticism of the government role in North yet they make a living out of negatively criticising the Government in the South,” said Fine Gael man McHugh.He went on: “They need to develop a more mature attitude to their role as administrators in Northen Ireland and take responsibility for the welfare of our lorry drivers here in County Donegal.”Doherty had said McHugh’s claims were “uninformed and opportunistic”  because the HGV levy is set in London.Pearse Doherty had issued a rebuttal of Deputy McHugh insisting: “Sinn Fein have raised this issue at Council, Dáil and Assembly level and voiced our opposition in every political arena. Donegal Councillor Gary Doherty in particular has campaigned tirelessly to make sure Donegal hauliers are not penalised. “Deputy Mc Hugh ignores the fact that taxation is a matter for Westminster and that we have called for the British Secretary of State to exempt all local roads. Minister Varadkar in a reply to me stated that the British Minister had indicated “a willingness to consider certain, regional cross-border specified roads”.“Deputy Mc Hugh would be better served pushing his own Minister to capitalise on this potential rather than taking uninformed and opportunistic attacks on others campaigning for the same goal.” DONEGAL TDs CLASH AGAIN IN WAR OF WORDS OVER HGV LEVY was last modified: May 18th, 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:British taxesDonegal lorry driversHGV levyJoe McHughPearse Dohertylast_img read more

As Game 5 approaches, uncertainty looms about Erik Karlsson’s health

first_imgST. LOUIS — Throughout their Western Conference Final against the St. Louis Blues, the Sharks have been able to say that they’ve been in this position before.After all, the series has played out exactly the way the last round did against the Colorado Avalanche: Win the first game at home in impressive fashion but lose Game 2. Come up with a gutsy road win in Game 3 only to have the offense stall in a Game 4 loss.So, here they are again, going home for a pivotal Game 5 with the Blues on …last_img

Cote d’Ivoire tops Nielsen’s African investment list

first_img12 May 2016Cote d’Ivoire is the best sub-Saharan African destination for investors, with South Africa in the top seven, according to Nielsen’s 2016 African Prospects Indicators report. The report, the second published by Nielsen, collects and analyses business, retail and consumer information on sub-Saharan Africa for investors.Nielsen’s assessment lifted Cote d’Ivoire above Nigeria as offering the best return on investment. Kenya, Tanzania, Nigeria and Zambia made up the rest of the top five, with Cameroon at sixth and South Africa at seventh place.“Cote d’Ivoire’s position has improved based on its business outlook dimension, and it continues to rank top in terms of retail sentiment,” Allen Burch, Nielsen Africa MD, told CNBC Africa. “Despite the fact that it comes in third position on broader macro factors, its favourable economic growth and stable inflation climate and recent elections provide a fertile investment environment.”One of the key macroeconomic indicators the report measures is inflation. For Nielsen, inflation indicates conditions directly affecting consumers and their ability to save, spend or invest. Higher inflation creates unfavourable conditions and constrains growth. Zambia, for example, is notable as having the best ranking for consumers.Nielsen rankings: countries and categoriesTypes of media used in AfricaOverall opportunities for investment in AfricaAccording to Tarek Sultan Al Essa, CEO of Board of Agility in Kuwait, one of the six reasons there must be investment in Africa is that the continent needs connectors. “Lack of infrastructure hinders growth of imports, exports and regional business,” he wrote in WEF Agenda. “Companies that can connect Africans and markets can prosper.“Lessons from Dubai and Singapore tell us that once an infrastructure race is on in a rapidly expanding market, being the first mover is a significant advantage for investors.”The other factors Sultan Al Essa cited as improving investment prospects in Africa are:African trade barriers are falling and intra-African trade holds enormous potentialIncreased processing of local commodities – such as minerals, coffee and cotton – rather than exporting them in raw form could drive growth. That said, it will continue to be a challenge for regions with poor power and infrastructure to compete as global manufacturers.Customers are changing“Educated, urban professionals are young, brand-aware and sophisticated in terms of their consumption,” said Sultan Al Essa, adding that small to medium enterprises need to meet the demands of working alongside international supply chains to better compete with global brands.Digital transformationAfrica leads the world in mobile adoption. Improved communications infrastructure offers Africa new and innovative cross-sectoral economic opportunities. Ethiopia set up a telephone hotline in 2014 allowing small farmers immediate access to advice from agronomists. Over 3-million calls were received in the first six months of the pilot programme.Africa is diversifyingAfrican countries are packaging themselves to appeal to a broader set of investors. These countries are beginning to place bets on non-commodity areas where they can be competitive.Africa can lead in sustainable developmentIt is an advantage that Africa has so much unused or poorly used arable land. This gives the continent the opportunity to reap big agricultural breakthroughs and improve productivity in food production. Sources: CNBC Africa and the Africa’s Prospects Indicators digital report.last_img read more