Oil and Gas Conference announce Levant as speaker

first_imgOrganizers of the 2011 BC Oil and Gas Conference, being held in Fort Nelson in early September, have just added a controversial figure to their speaking roster.Ezra Levant, journalist, publisher, TV anchor, and self proclaimed “troublemaker” will be making his way to the North Peace to speak at the conference. Organizers are excited to have him, stating that “regardless if you agree or disagree with Levant and his unique perspective, his presentation is certain to create discussion.”- Advertisement -Levant is best known for his energetic and often controversial talks that appear in a number of different mediums, from his magazine “Western Standard”, to his TV show “The Source” which appears daily on Sun TV.The theme of the Oil and Gas Conference, which will run from September 7-9th, will be “Communities Leading Change”, and will feature presentations from key stakeholders, elected officials, government members, and local First Nations.Another special aspect of this conference will be that it will be the first large conference held in Fort Nelson’s new Recreational Complex, which will officially open August 27th.For information about the conference, or how to get involved, visit their website or call Judy at (250) 784-4237.Advertisementlast_img read more

Top 25 basketball roundup: No. 10 Nevada stumbles vs. Utah St.

first_imgNevada (28-4) is assured of its fourth straight NCAA tournament bid, but the loss could hurt the Wolf Pack’s seeding. Spicer, whose two free throws with 3 seconds left in overtime beat Nevada 79-77 last week in Logan, did it again. He was fouled by Nevada’s Matt LaGrone on a drive to the basket in which it looked like he might have traveled. With the Nevada crowd yelling for a travel call, Spicer calmly hit both free throws. Nothing new for Spicer, who went 6 for 6 at the line in the game, has hit 30 of his last 32 free throws and has won four games for the Utah State guard Jaycee Carroll led the Aggies with 24 points. No. 1 Ohio State 72, Michigan 62: Greg Oden scored 22 points – 15 in the second half – and the Buckeyes (28-3) won their 15th in a row in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten tournament in Chicago. The Buckeyes advance to a semifinal today against Purdue, which beat Iowa 74-55. Chaz Spicer made two free throws with 2.5seconds left and Utah State took advantage of an intentional foul call to hold off No. 10 Nevada 79-77 in the semifinals of the Western Athletic Conference tournament Friday night in Las Cruces, N.M. Utah State (23-10) beat Nevada for the second time in a week to move into today’s championship game against the winner of the New Mexico State-Boise State semifinal late Friday. center_img The 7-foot Oden was 8-for-12 from the field and 6-for-10 from the free throw line to go with eight rebounds and four blocks. It was Ohio State’s third win in as many tries this season against Michigan (21-12), which is hoping to make the NCAA tournament for the first time since 1998. No. 3 Wisconsin 70, Michigan State 57: Alando Tucker, held to three free throws in the opening half, made four 3-pointers in the second half to lift the Badgers (28-4) in the Big Ten tournament quarterfinals. Tucker, the league’s player of the year, finished with 21 points – his 39th straight game in double figures – and the Badgers advanced to a semifinal today against Indiana or Illinois. No. 2 Kansas 64, Oklahoma 47: Brandon Rush scored 16 points and ignited the Jayhawks (28-4) after an uninspired first half in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 tournament in Oklahoma City. Rush started Kansas’ 18-2 second-half run with a reverse layup, and added a 3-pointer and a pair of free throws. The Jayhawks advance to a semifinal today against Kansas State, which beat Texas Tech 66-45. Oklahoma State 57, No. 7 Texas A&M 56: Mario Boggan scored from the right block with 11.5 seconds left to give the Cowboys (21-11) a win in the Big 12 quarterfinals. No. 15 Texas 74, Baylor 69: Kevin Durant rebounded from a dismal first half to score 29points and grab 13 rebounds for the Longhorns (23-8), who advanced to the Big 12 Conference semifinals. The Longhorns came from 20 points down to win, the largest rally in tournament history. No. 9 Georgetown 84, No. 20 Notre Dame 82: Jeff Green had a career-high 30 points, including the winning basket with 13 seconds left, and 12 rebounds to lead the Hoyas (25-6) in the semifinals of the Big East tournament in New York. DaJuan Summers added 18 points and Patrick Ewing Jr. tied his career high of 15 as the Hoyas face Pittsburgh in today’s final. No. 13 Pittsburgh 65, No. 12 Louisville 59: Antonio Graves scored 10 of his 23 points during a 20-2 run for the Panthers (27-6) against the Cardinals (23-9) in the Big East semifinals. No. 6 Florida 74, Georgia 57: The Gators (27-5) scored the first 17 points of the game, built a 25-point lead before halftime and romped in the quarterfinals of the Southeastern Conference tournament in Atlanta. No. 5 Memphis 71, Tulane 49: Chris Douglas-Roberts scored 17 points and the Tigers (29-3) extended the nation’s longest winning streak to 21 straight by winning in the Conference USA tournament semifinals on their home court. No. 8 North Carolina 73, Florida State 58: Wayne Ellington scored 18 points and Ty Lawson had 14 to lead the Tar Heels (26-6) in the quarterfinals of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament in Tampa, Fla. Tyler Hansbrough, whose nose was broken in North Carolina’s victory over Duke last Sunday, wore a protective mask and scored six points on 3-for-7 shooting before fouling out late in the game. No. 23 BYU 96, Wyoming 84: Trent Plaisted scored 27 points as the Cougars (25-7) made it to the Mountain West finals for the first time since 2001. No. 25 UNLV 88, Colorado State 72: The Rebels (27-6) swept into the championship game of the Mountain West tournament on their home court. Holy Cross 74, Bucknell 66: Torey Thomas scored a season-best 28 points and Keith Simmons added 23 to lead the Crusaders (25-8) to their fifth Patriot League title and automatic NCAA tournament bid. Long Beach State 77, UC Irvine 63: Sterling Byrd had 20 points, 12 rebounds and two blocks to lead the 49ers (23-7) in the semifinals of the Big West Conference tournament in Anaheim. The top-seeded 49ers will face second-seeded Cal Poly in tonight’s championship. WOMEN No. 20 Bowling Green 71, Eastern Michigan 57: Carin Horne scored 18 points as the Falcons (28-3) reached the Mid-American Conference tournament final in Cleveland. No. 22 Wis.-Green Bay 84, Wis.-Milwaukee 79 (OT): Natalie Berglin scored 21 points as the Phoenix (27-3) won in the Horizon League semifinal. Northern Arizona 64, No. 25 Montana 59: Kim Winkfield had seven points in the final 1:38 to help Northern Arizona over Montana (27-3) in the Big Sky Conference tournament semifinals. 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

Finance Minister to host tele-town hall tomorrow

first_imgThe telephone town hall will randomly call 65,000 residents from 11 postal code areas to take part in tomorrow’s event. If your number is called you will have the choice to take part in the session or you can decline by hanging up. If you choose to participate in the town hall meeting you will need to stay on the line and await the instructions for the forum.The 11 postal code areas that numbers will be called from are as follows:- Advertisement -V0CV0KV0WAdvertisement V2KV2LV2MV2N V1GV1JV2GV2JAdvertisementlast_img read more

32nd Annual Art Auction taking place tomorrow night

first_imgPeace Arts Gallery Society’s 32nd Annual Art Auction will once again take place at the Pomeroy Hotel tomorrow night, opening at 6:00 PM with a dinner at 7:00 PM and an auction at 8:00 PM.Sixty works of art will be on display with a silent auction throughout the night, and a live auction program will start at 8:30 PM.The Art Auction will showcase original artworks created by local, regional and national artists.- Advertisement -The funds raised from this auction will support Peace Gallery North operations and exhibits, children’s art programming, the giving of student bursaries, community and North Peace Cultural Center art initiatives and more.The evening begins with a Cocktail Hour, including a complimentary glass of champagne and viewing of the original artwork from 6 until 7, accompanied by live entertainment.Provided also is a dinner buffet which will conclude with an assortment of desserts, coffee and tea.Advertisement Tickets are $75 each available at the North Peace Cultural Centre Box Office, you can call (250) 785-1992 and purchase your tickets by phone, or pick them up at the door on the night of.last_img read more

Sterling late strike extend City’s lead

first_img0Shares0000Pep Guardiola’s side battled hard to claim the victory over a Huddersfield team who gave everything for the cause. Photo/DAILY MAILHUDDERSFIELD, United Kingdom, Nov 26 – Raheem Sterling grabbed a late winner for the second time in six days as Manchester City came from a goal down to beat Huddersfield 2-1 and secure a club-record equalling 11th straight league win.Sterling’s dramatic intervention meant Pep Guardiola’s table-topping side were able to reestablish an eight-point lead over second placed Manchester United in the Premier League title race. United had briefly closed the gap with a win against Brighton on Saturday.Huddersfield absorbed a barrage of pressure to go in front in first-half stoppage time at the John Smith’s Stadium as Nicolas Otamendi diverted Tom Ince’s corner into his own net.City equalised less than two minutes after half-time as Sergio Aguero converted a penalty awarded for a foul on Sterling by Scott Malone.Sterling, who scored the 88th-minute winner as City beat Feyenoord 1-0 in the Champions League on Tuesday, then bundled in a fortunate goal with six minutes left.As tempers boiled over following Sterling’s winner, Huddersfield winger Rajiv van La Parra was sent off at the final whistle for a shove on Leroy Sane.Huddersfield, looking to respond to a 4-0 thumping at Bournemouth eight days earlier, showed great discipline as they sat back and frustrated City for long periods.City had more than three-quarters of the first-half possession, but struggled to create clear chances before the home side shocked them seconds before the interval.Vincent Kompany headed well wide under pressure following a corner from Kevin De Bruyne, who then took a quick free-kick that Aguero swept into the net from an offside position, with the goal disallowed correctly.Aguero just failed to connect with a low Sane cross that whizzed across goal, and the Argentina international was only denied by an outstanding tackle from Christopher Schindler after De Bruyne and David Silva combined to play him clear on goal.City’s best first-half opening came six minutes before the interval.Aguero was played in by Silva’s flick, and his angled drive was beaten away by keeper Jonas Lossl.Sterling looked certain to blast in the rebound, but somehow blazed wide from eight yards.Huddersfield, having survived that, then caused a major surprise as they went in front in first-half stoppage time.– Bad tempered –Ince delivered a near-post corner that Schindler flicked on at the near post, with the ball diverted in off Otamendi’s shoulder.City, though, were awarded a penalty just 55 seconds after the restart, as Malone dragged down Sterling.Aguero sent Lossl the wrong way from the spot to score his 11th goal of the season for his club.That was the signal for City to increase the pressure on the home side, with Lossl pushing the ball aside after Aguero had been played in by Fernandinho.Sane then struck a dipping free-kick against the bar following a foul by Jonathan Hogg on Silva.The visitors continued to enjoy virtually all of the possession after that.It became an increasingly bad-tempered contest, though, with Fernandinho booked for an outrageous dive, team-mate De Bruyne perhaps fortunate to escape a yellow card for a body check on Van La Parra, and Huddersfield head coach David Wagner spoken to twice by referee Craig Pawson.City looked as if they would go in front when De Bruyne fed a perfectly weighted through pass to Silva, but the Spain playmaker was forced wide and delivered a tame cross straight to Lossl.But the pressure finally told as City got the lucky break their superiority deserved with six minutes left.De Bruyne’s through pass played in substitute Gabriel Jesus, and when Lossl made the save, the loose ball looped into  the net off Sterling’s thigh.Huddersfield might still have equalised late on as Aaron Mooy’s free-kick brushed the side-netting.But victory took Guardiola’s side another step closer to a league title that already looks theirs for the taking.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Middlesbrough 0-1 Leeds: Fortunate Whites deny table-toppers

first_img Midfielder Alex Mowatt scored the only goal in Leeds United’s 1-0 victory over Middlesbrough Leeds United continued their excellent run of results, making it five wins in six games, with an against-the-odds away victory over table-toppers Middlesbrough, who despite their best efforts were unable to respond to Alex Mowatt’s early goal.The visitors got off to a perfect start when after three minutes when Lewis Cook capitalised on a poor throw from Boro keeper Tomas Mejias, before cutting back to Mowatt, who saw his low shot from 20 yards out take a deflection off Ben Gibson before finding its way into the bottom corner.The Wearsiders were quick to respond and almost equalised three minutes later, when Grant Leadbitter squared a clever free-kick to Jelle Vossen who stumbled and fluffed his shot.Marco Silvestri had to be on top form for the visitors and made two good saves in quick succession on 20 minutes as Middlesbrough piled on the pressure in search of an equaliser. This would become the pattern for the remainder of the game, with Silvestri and Sol Bamba both resilient throughout.Albert Adomah was a constant threat for the hosts down the right, and on 29 minutes played through Vossen, whose shot was excellently blocked by Bamba. A minute later, another Adomah cross found its way to Vossen again, who was this time denied by keeper Silvestri.Leeds had no real chances to extend their lead until right at the end of the first half, when Bamba headed a corner just wide of the post.Boro continued to dominate in the second half, and Silvestri was kept on his toes, blocking a low Kike shot on 46 minutes. Almost immediately afterwards, Leeds went close to doubling their lead at the other end. Luke Murphy’s free kick finding Scott Wootton inside the area, with the centre back’s header hitting the crossbar.As the hosts pushed forward in search of an leveller, gaps started to appear at the back and on 54 minutes Steve Morrison was played through on goal, with Mejias having to leave his area and deny Morrison with an impressive slide tackle.Middlesborough turned to the bench to change things, moving to a more attacking formation, with Lee Tomlin, Patrick Bamford and Adam Forshaw all entering the action but, despite these changes, the visitors continued to keep the hosts at bay, and Boro were dealt a late blow when Vossen was stretchered off with a head injury.WIthin the nine minutes injury time ten-man Boro were still unable find their equaliser, and could not get the result to extend their one point lead over Bournemouth at the top of the Championship, while Leeds see themselves jump to 11th in the table with the narrow victory. 1last_img read more

Zlatan Ibrahimovic had ‘concrete offer’ to return to AC Milan last summer

first_imgManchester United target Zlatan Ibrahimovic has revealed he was subject to an approach from former club AC Milan last summer.Ibrahimovic, 34, spent two seasons with Milan before joining Paris Saint-Germain in 2012.Despite becoming the French club’s all-time record goalscorer, Ibrahimovic has been constantly linked with a move away from the Parc des Princes, with United keen on acquiring his services.However, Ibrahimovic says he was tempted by a move back to the San Siro but a deal between the two clubs never materialised.“I have wonderful memories, Italy is my second home. If it had been up to me, I would not have left Milan, it’s the biggest club for which I played”, Ibrahimovic told Italian daily Gazzetta dello Sport.“Last summer, there was a concrete offer from Milan. If I had given my consent, this would be done. But we never got to come to an agreement.” 1 Zlatan Ibrahimovic last_img read more

St. Columba’s NS Ballylast mix up a fun Pancake Party – Picture Special

first_imgThe pupils of St. Columba’s NS Ballylast, Castlefinn hosted a delicious pancake party today in aid of charity.The students and teachers of the Donegal national school flipped and decorated pancakes to raise funds for The National Children’s Hospital, Tallaght.The whole school got together this morning for some delicious treats topped with their choice of nutella, sugar, jam or butter. Parents Anne McCullagh and Louise Doherty helped out with the cooking on the day. The complete fundraising total has yet to be confirmed, while €200 has been raised so far by St. Columba’s NS.The funds raised each year from Pancake Parties across Ireland enable staff at The National Children’s Hospital to continue to work with the most innovative & up-to-date medical equipment and also ensure that children in the hospital’s care are treated in a comfortable child-friendly environment. Over 65,000 children attend The National Children’s Hospital, Tallaght every year.   St. Columba’s NS Ballylast mix up a fun Pancake Party – Picture Special was last modified: February 28th, 2017 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:Galleriespancake tuesdaypicture specialschoolsSt. Columba’s NSlast_img read more

COURT NOTICE: DONEGAL TOWN CIRCUIT COURT JURY PANEL

first_imgThe Jury panel sumonsed to Donegal Courthouse for Tuesday the 14th October, 2014 are not required to attend until Wednesday the 15th October, 2014 at 10:15am. COURT NOTICE: DONEGAL TOWN CIRCUIT COURT JURY PANEL was last modified: October 10th, 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:CIRCUIT COURTDonegal Townlast_img read more