12 Jan
2020

May Sale of Natural Gas & Petroleum Rights

first_imgThe May sale of natural gas and petroleum rights in Northeast BC resulted in over $76 million in bonus bids, more than seven times the May sale of last year, and slightly more than the total for the first five months, of 2009. The sale also pushes this year’s five month calendar year total to nearly $205 million, which Energy Minister Blair Lekstrom says shows, that BC is leading the Canadian economic recovery.92 of the 96 parcels offered were sold yesterday, covering more than 45 thousand hectares.- Advertisement -That put the average price per hectare for this sale at more than $16 hundred, although there were per hectare bids of more than $8 thousand for five leases, about 100 kilometers north of Hudson’s Hope.They were in the Blair Creek Field, and the total purchase price was more than $12 million. The next sale, on June 23rd, has the potential of being a big one, with 117 parcels offered, covering more than 140 thousand hectares.Advertisementlast_img read more

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12 Jan
2020

Fire Prevention Week in Finch area Wednesday

first_imgAs a part of Fire Prevention Week residents may hear some sirens Wednesday night in Fort St. John. The fire department will be trying to make citizens better prepared in dealing with fire safety. Fire trucks will be travelling the Finch area of the city with lights and sirens informing people in the area and around the entire city on how they can betterprepare themselves in case of a fire. Fire Prevention Officer Greg Nicoll explains how the evening will work.- Advertisement -[asset|aid=3192|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=c15db261ac2f68ae042a509b32ee3eb5-Greg Nicoll_1_Pub.mp3] Fire Prevention Week runs up until this Friday with further events highlighting ways citizens can help to prevent fires.last_img

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11 Jan
2020

Declining school enrollment hits home

first_imgEl Rancho Unified and the Little Lake City School District in Santa Fe Springs were the only local districts that sent out layoff warnings to teachers. Little Lake City Superintendent Phillip Perez said the district still plans not to rehire three probationary teachers – the same number that were given notices in March. “Nothing has changed,” Perez said. “We did this back in March and there are no additional” teachers who have been added to the list. tracy.garcia@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955 Ext. 3051160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PICO RIVERA – More than a dozen area teachers won’t have jobs when classes begin next fall, mostly due to declining enrollment, local school officials said Tuesday. In the El Rancho Unified School District in Pico Rivera, 28 temporary teachers, a permanent teacher and an administrator received notices in March warning that their positions were in jeopardy for the 2007-08 school year. School districts are required by law to send out layoff notices by May 15 each year. In the El Rancho district, the layoff warnings were given to the permanent teacher and the administrator. The 28 probationary teachers simply received “non-re-elect” notices in March, meaning the district decided not to renew their temporary job contracts. However, Superintendent Norbert Genis said Tuesday that the district believes it will be able to rehire 17 of the 28 probationary teachers that had been scheduled to lose their jobs. “Since March, people have been resigning and retiring, things of that nature,” Genis said. “So it came down to a total of 11 of the temporary teachers” who won’t be rehired. In addition, the administrator who received a layoff notice will likely be moved into a different position, Genis said. “What’s really hurting this district, as well as others, is the declining enrollment,” he added. “It’s really not improving. We’re all going through it, but some are more affected than others.” Genis expects to lose nearly 275 students next year, and about 100 more if the Passons grade separation project gets under way soon. That project calls for demolishing an apartment building. last_img read more

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10 Jan
2020

Matano to work on attack ahead of Stima tie

first_img“In the second half we played well and I saw the urgency and commitment from the players. The only thing we didn’t do well was the finishing but we will work on it over the coming two days and see that we improve,” the coach noted.Matano is confident the team will bounce back despite losing his first match as the club boss and he points out he will not rest until he sees the team back to the top.“We have to switch from losing to winning mentality. There’s nothing much we can do with these few days. We need to compose ourselves and take our chances. We must work as AFC Leopards and be ready to fight and get three points,” the coach noted.Gor Mahia George Odhiambo against AFC Robinson Kamura.PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaFor the Stima return tie, Matano will still be without the injured defender Robinson Kamura who is nursing bruises from a motorbike accident while left-back Marcus Abwao still remains on the sidelines with a knee injury. Midfielder Musa Mudde has been slotting in at left-back.AFC Leopards are faced with a tough week as they will be travelling back to Nairobi from Kisumu with another tough tie against Bandari awaiting them at Nyayo Stadium on Sunday.“Still not everybody is 100 percent but we will try and cope with the situation. We have several of our players who have not trained with us for some time like Vincent (Oburu) and Majid (Victor). But we have to deal with the situation and cope. There is no other way,” Matano offered.He added; “It is a tough period but hopefully we can hold on.”-Fiamenyo off to Libya-AFC Leopards forward Gilbert Fiamenyo celebrates after scoring the equalizer in their Kenyan Premier League match against Posta Rangers at Afraha Stadium in Nakuru on April 29, 2017. PHOTO/CourtesyMeanwhile, Ghanaian striker Gilbert Fiamenyo has left the club to join Libyan outfit Al Nasr. Fiamenyo asked to be omitted from the club’s second leg squad despite having an existing contract as he was still nursing a foot injury that would have seen him miss a huge chunk of the second leg.Fiamenyo joined the club midway through last season but had to wait until January to play due to issues of paperwork. He scored five goals for Ingwe, ranking as the team’s top scorer.-Financial constraints-At the same time, the club has revealed on their official Facebook page that they are grappling with financial difficulty due to high operation costs and low match attendance which has consequently led to their paltry collection in gate charges.AFC Leopards chairman Dan Mule (left) in a past KPL match.Photo/FILEThe club has now announced they will hold a fundraiser in the coming weeks to cater for the operation costs for the remainder of the season which total to Sh6mn while a further Sh17.5mn is needed to offset debts accrued over the last two years.In addition, the club which is on a close to Sh48mn-a-season sponsorship from betting firm SportPesa has also admitted they are struggling to raise Sh200,000 every month to maintain their youth team participating in the Nairobi County League.“NEC has decided to form a joint committee to manage the affairs of the youth team. The said committee will have an AFC Youth team bank account and a dedicated Paybill number 527900. The management committee shall be expected to share the status of the income and expenditure of the Youth team with NEC and the entire membership on a monthly basis,” the club said in a statement undersigned by Secretary General Oscar Igaida.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000AFC Leopards head coach Robert Matano (left) and his assistant Tom Juma during their GOtv Shield match against Bidco United at the Thika sub County Stadium on July 27, 2017.Photo/TIMOTHY OLOBULUNAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 1- AFC Leopards boss Robert Matano will focus on sharpening the team’s striking force as they prepare to face Western Stima in a Kenyan Premier League clash at the Moi Stadium in Kisumu on Wednesday.Matano says he was impressed with how the team played in the reverse fixture against Western Stima over the weekend despite the 1-0 loss, but reckons they can do far much better especially in their decision making in the final third.last_img read more

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10 Jan
2020

Deschamps relishes chance to overcome Euro 2016 pain at World Cup

first_img0Shares0000Deschamps embraced his central defender on full time after the French held off a late rally from the Belgium teamSAINT PETERSBURG, Russia, July 10 – France coach Didier Deschamps said he was delighted to reach the World Cup final and relished the opportunity to do better than at the Euro 2016 final, when France lost on home soil.A header from Samuel Umtiti gave France victory over Belgium in Saint Petersburg. “I am very happy for my players,” Deschamps said. “It was hard against a very good Belgium team.“I take my hat off to my players and my staff.”France lost 1-0 to Portugal in the Stade de France in Paris in 2016.Deschamps said: “Finals have to be won because we have still not got over the one we lost two years ago.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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6 Jan
2020

Tour firm unveils packages for Gor’s Everton trip

first_img0Shares0000Gor Mahia fans celebrate their win over AFC Leopards on August 25, a win that saw them clinch a 17th Kenyan Premier League title. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaNAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 19 – A local travel agency has launched three packages for Gor Mahia fans wishing to travel to the United Kingdom to watch K’Ogalo take on Everton in a one-of-a-kind friendly slated for November 6, at Goodison Park.The agency –Satguru Travel – which has a presence in over 61 countries has kicked off sale of the three different packages ranging from Ksh144,000 to Ksh205,000 for football fans who want to witness this historic game at Goodison Park, Liverpool. “We are delighted to endorse this agency which we believe will make work easy for our fans who have the means to travel to the UK. This is one game that one would not want to miss and it would be fantastic if we filled Goodison Park,” said Gor Mahia chairman Ambrose Rachier.All the three packages include a three-night accommodation plan, match entry tickets and private airport and train station transfers.The packages also come with a tour of attractions based on one of the biggest bands in history, The Beatles, since Liverpool is the birthplace of the four members of the band.The match, which will mark the first time that a Kenyan Club plays in the UK, will kick off at 9pm (7pm UK time)Under the packages, fans have a choice of travelling by either Oman Air, British Airways or Emirates. The tour is for November 4 to 7.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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6 Jan
2020

Cruyff’s children prove they are the latest golden generation

first_imgIn 2011, no longer recognising his Ajax, Cruyff undertook the task of rebuilding the famous youth school, by now known as ‘De Toekomst’ (the future), where he had learned his football.Cruyff’s declared aim was “to focus on the individual, because it is by training exceptional individuals that we will build a great team”.De Toekomst is a complex of 12 pitches located a few hundred metres from the club’s main stadium, now named the Johan Cruyff ArenA.There Ajax train the young talent uncovered by the club’s eight full-time scouts and 90 volunteers, generally from within 60 kilometres of Amsterdam.It took time for Cruyff’s reforms to bear fruit. But the backbone of the team that won 4-1 at the Santiago Bernabeu on Tuesday night was molded at the Toekomst.Frenkie de Jong (21), Matthijs de Ligt (19), Donny van de Beek (21), Kasper Dolberg (21), Andre Onana (22) and Rasmus Kristensen (21) are all products of the youth system.Of the older players who add experience, Daley Blind (28), who has returned after four years at Manchester United, was in the youth system when Cruyff started to implement his plan.Ajax won the last of their four Champions Cup trophies in 1995 under Louis van Gaal.That was also a squad built around the young home grown talent, including Edwin van der Sar, Michael Reiziger, Frank and Ronald de Boer, Edgar Davids, Clarence Seedorf, Marc Overmars, Patrick Kluivert and Jari Litmanen, as well as another veteran who had returned to his first club, Frank Rijkaard.“This generation is almost as strong as that of 1995,” Van Gaal told Panenka magazine in February.– Exceptional generation –Johan Cruyff (centre) celebrating Ajax’s 1972 European Cup trophy win over Inter Milan © AFP“I said that in October when Ajax was going to face Bayern and people made fun of me.”Ajax probably need to win soon with this exceptional generation.The 1995 team quickly began to break up as players left for richer clubs, although Ajax hung on to Van der Sar and the de Boer brothers until 1999.But that 1995 triumph was soon followed by the Bosman ruling which made it harder for clubs to keep talent.At a club which welcomes back its prodigal sons, Van der Sar, now the general manager, oversees the youth project with technical director Marc Overmars.“It is clear that we will have difficulties keeping these players together,” said Overmars, who as a player left Ajax at the age of 23 to join Arsenal.Indeed the summer sale of de Jong to Barcelona, the other club rebuilt by Cruyff, for 75 million euros is already agreed.Yet Overmars’ pragmatism is not tinged with pessimism. The talent reservoir of Ajax seems deep.Ryan Gravenberch, a midfielder, became the youngest first-team player in club history when he made his debut in the Dutch first division in September at 16 years and 130 days old, 112 days younger than Seedorf when he set the previous record.Brian Brobbey, a 17-year-old striker, is also talked of as a phenomenon.The club is good at making the most of all that young talent: 86 per cent of players trained at the club turn professional.Last summer the club made a video to convince the latest generation of their potential.It compared goalkeeper Onana to Van der Sar, striker Dolberg to Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Ligt to Daley’s father Danny Blind and Jong to Christian Eriksen, one of four former Ajax players, three of them products of the youth system, who were part of the Tottenham team that also recorded a notable away victory on Tuesday night.At the Bernabeu, the latest generation of Ajax talent lived up to the video and won a remarkable victory in a style that would have made Cruyff proud.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Winning with kids: the Ajax youngsters had something to celebrate in Madrid © AFP / GABRIEL BOUYSAMSTERDAM, Netherlands, Mar 6 – Johan Cruyff would have been proud.The spectacular qualification by Ajax for the Champions League quarter-finals at the expense of Real Madrid on Tuesday bore the stamp of the Dutch great who died three years ago.last_img read more

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26 Dec
2019

Chelsea to wrap up deal for Christian Pulisic in January – reports

first_img Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January getty Pulisic was linked with Liverpool in the summer but, according to the Daily Mail, Chelsea are now in pole position to tie up a deal.He is out of contract in 2020 and having rejected the offer of a new deal, Dortmund have accepted they have to sell.The German giants would prefer to cash in at the end of the season but the Mail claims Chelsea will look to get a deal done in January due to the threat of a transfer ban from FIFA.There had been talk of a price in the region of £70m previously, but that may have come down with the prospect of losing him for nothing in 2020. Before the international friendly against the Three Lions, Pulisic suggested he would be open to playing in England.He said: “England, the Premier League, is where lots of kids dream of playing so there is no reason why one day I won’t play here.”“We are having a great year at Dortmund and I am enjoying every moment of that.“Then when the time comes for me to talk in the breaks about my future, that’s when those things will happen.”Although Pulisic is one of the Bundesliga’s rising stars, he is struggling for first-team football at the Westfalenstadion because of the stunning form of Jadon Sancho – who has been named the league’s Player of the Month for October. Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Chelsea look poised to win the race to sign Borussia Dortmund youngster Christian Pulisic.The 20-year-old American forward has emerged as star for the German club and impressed in the USA’s  3-0 defeat to England at Wembley on Thursday night. targets LATEST moving on IN DEMAND Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer 2 The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Pulisic suggested he would like to play in England before the USA’s friendly at Wembley Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ REVEALED LIVING THE DREAM Pulisic in action against Dortmund team-mate Jadon Sancho 2 targets Latest Transfer News Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father RANKED last_img read more

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25 Dec
2019

USL REPORT: LETTERKENNY PRODUCE STUNNING COMEBACK TO EARN A POINT

first_imgLETTERKENNY ROVERS 4 DERRY CITY 4Letterkenny Rovers and Derry City Reserves were involved in an absolutely thriller in tonight’s USL clash between the sides at Leckview.  Letterkenny came from 4-1 down to produce a stunning comeback and earn a point against a youthful Derry city side. The men from Derry produced some fantastic football and the slick surface at Leckview suited their expansive passing game.Derry looked on course for a comfortable win but Letterkenny have been on a fantastic run of form of late and refused to give in.Darren Mc Elwaine again showed his class with two goals. Considering he sustained a serious injury last season his form this season has been nothing short of staggering.Oisin Mc Menamin and Anthony Doherty got the other goals for Rovers to rescue a point for Trevor Scanlon’s men. This game was a fantastic advert for Intermediate football in the with top class performances on show from both sides. USL REPORT: LETTERKENNY PRODUCE STUNNING COMEBACK TO EARN A POINT was last modified: September 4th, 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:Derry City ResLetterkenny RoversnewssoccerSportUSLlast_img read more

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25 Dec
2019

FEARS FOR JOBS AND RESIDENTS AT FAHAN NURSING HOME

first_imgUP to 70 staff at a nursing home could lose their jobs due to controversial changes to Government funding, their boss has claimed.Nazareth House care home in Fahan – where seven pensioners died during a flu outbreak two years ago – is at the centre of a legal dispute.More than a dozen staff have won a case against the Sisters of Nazareth over a decision to cut their pay by 13.5%. But last week the nuns appealed that decision with their representative warning that Fahan – and its 35 residents – have already been subsidised by more than €300,000 and paying out back pay of another €30,000 could close it.SIPTU says the pay cut was made without consultation, a claim backed by the Rights Commissioner.John O’Mahoney, the regional manager of the Nazareth House homes in Ireland, said the home was now in so much debt it could now face closure.He says changes to the funding of nursing homes and the scales set out by the National Treatment Patient Fund (NTPF) were hitting the home with Donegal patients getting €715 per patient every week, compared to €1,300 for a resident in Dublin.Donegal care home residents got the least funding in the entire state.He also claimed community hospitals and Letterkenny General were no longer using Nazareth House because they were also funded per patient – and not per bed.“So we have found that instead of getting patients being transferred to us, they are being kept in those hospitals to keep the beds full so they can get the maximum payment,” said Mr O’Mahoney.He also said he had offered Fahan’s spare ten beds to Letterkenny General Hospital for convalescing patients but this offer had not been taken up.Mr O’Mahoney said Fahan “isn’t viable” and may close.FEARS FOR JOBS AND RESIDENTS AT FAHAN NURSING HOME was last modified: July 19th, 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:disputedonegalFahanNazareth HouseresidentsSIPTUlast_img read more

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