Bantam Flyers open provincials with game to forget

first_imgThe Fort St. John Tier 2 Bantam Flyers didn’t get the results they were hoping for in the opening game of the Tier 2 Bantam Provincials.Sunday evening at the North Peace Arena, the Flyers opened their tournament with a 12-1 loss to the Juan De Fuca Grizzlies.- Advertisement -Leading the way for Juan de Fuca was their captain Cole Pickup, who scored 5 goals and added three assists in Sunday’s game.Next up for the bantam Flyers is a game against Prince George. That game takes place Tuesday morning at 8 a.m. at the North Peace Arena.last_img read more

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CONFIRMED: No Diego Costa for Chelsea against Stoke – teams

first_img1 Chelsea v Stoke is live on talkSPORT from 5pm.Diego Costa will not start against Stoke following doubts over his fitness, with the management not satisfied he has fully recovered from a hamstring problem.Loic Remy begins for the Blues at Stamford Bridge, though Spain international Costa is on the bench.Chelsea starting line-up:Courtois; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta; Matic, Fabregas; Willian, Oscar, Hazard; Remy.Stoke starting line-up:Begovic; Cameron, Shawcross, Wollscheid, Wilson; Ireland, Whelan, Nzonzi, Adam; Walters, Diouf. Diego Costa is on the bench against Stoke last_img read more

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Teachers rally in rain for a raise

first_imgNORWALK – The labor dispute in the Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District escalated when a few parents braved the rain to show their support for teachers at Monday’s Board of Education meeting. About 200 people – mostly teachers, but also some parents, came out in the rain, carrying picket signs. Most of them read, “Teachers Deserve Respect.” The Teachers Association of Norwalk-La Mirada wants a 4 percent pay raise with 3.5 percent retroactive from September through July. The district has offered 3 percent. The two sides are scheduled to bargain again Friday. “Our teachers are absolutely amazing,” Lisa Haugen, a parent with three children at Gardenhill Elementary School in La Mirada, told the board. “I respect the work they do,” Haugen said. “They deserve the raise they’re asking for.” But in a presentation to the board – before parents and teachers spoke – district officials said that although the district is getting more money, declining enrollment means revenue is still reduced. For example, a 5.5 percent cost-of-living increase for fiscal 2005-06 is equivalent to a 3.5percent because the district has lost about 1,000 students in the last two years, Saul said. But teachers said the district can still afford a bigger pay raise. “Declining enrollment is a red herring,” said William Lambeth, a La Mirada High School teacher. Teachers also complained that the district was losing their best and brightest because other nearby districts pay better. “This year, we lost a 15-year veteran because he felt he couldn’t be paid competitively,” said Keri Kropke, a Dolland Elementary School teacher. “Do people standing in the rain deserve less money than other districts?” District officials said their offer was equivalent to a 5.4percent compensation package and would cost the district $6.53 million. Maureen Saul, assistant superintendent of business services, said the 3 percent pay raise would cost $3.6 million. In addition, existing health benefits will cost nearly $1 million in additional money because of price increases. The district also has proposed $200,000 more as a done-time contribution, Saul said. And the cost of teachers getting more money for additional education and years with the district will cost about $1.7 million. mike.sprague@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3022 AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant160Want 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

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FREE 99s AS GAELSCOIL ADHAMHNAIN, LETTERKENNY GETS IN THE ZONE!

first_imgThe ribbon is cut on the new Play Zone.Last Friday was a huge day of celebration for what has become Donegal’s fastest growing and most successful school. The staff, Principal, parents and children celebrated the official opening of their new state of the art Play Zone at Gaelscoil Adhamhnain in Letterkenny.” More chocolate on this one please”Máire Nic Charra Uí Dhomhnaill bravely tests the ice-cream on behalf of the Parents’ CommitteeThe occasion was also used to say a fond farewell to much loved ex-Principal Máire Nic Gairbheith Uí Bhaoill whilst extending a warm welcome to new Principal Colm Breathnach. Chair of the Parents’ Committee Ms Amanda Mc Grath used the occasion to pay tribute to Máire Ni Garbheith Uí BhaoilL.She said “Máire has been a shining light and an example to all in the area of education in the County and nationally”.Later Chair of the Board of Management Barbara Uí Chathail extended a warm welcome to Colm Breathnach. Colm who hails from Co Waterford is already well know in the area not just for his contribution to education but also in traditional music circles.If that wasn’t enough he is an accomplished hurler to boot! Colm stated that he is proud and privileged to be the new Principal and very much intends to carry on the good work of his predecessor. When asked what his priorities would be he did confirm his commitment to the Irish language but also revealed that sport, music and a healthy lifestyle for kids were also important. Colm took the opportunity to thank the Parents’ Committee for their support of the school and particularly for their contribution to the new Play Zone.After a thanksgiving Mass celebrated by Fr. Mc Laughlin and to loud applause – and a tear or two – Máire cut a ribbon to officially open the new Play Zone.Not to be outdone it was the children who had the final say as they first enjoyed the new Play Zone and then queued up patiently to have a delicious whipped ice-cream courtesy of the Parents’ Committee.They all seemed to enjoy it but one 6 year old did note… “Could do with more chocolate sprinkles next time”!Former principal Maire is surrounded by pupils as she cuts the ribbon.FREE 99s AS GAELSCOIL ADHAMHNAIN, LETTERKENNY GETS IN THE ZONE! was last modified: October 12th, 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:donegalgaelscoil adhamhnainletterkennylast_img read more

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COUNTDOWN TO CROKER – VIDEO OF THE DAY (HI SIR – THE SONG!)

first_imgTHERE appears to be no end to the number of songs being released as the Countdown to Croker continues.Here’s another one – entitled Hi Sir.Not everyone’s cuppa….but it will give you a laugh.Click to play  COUNTDOWN TO CROKER – VIDEO OF THE DAY (HI SIR – THE SONG!) was last modified: September 7th, 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)last_img read more

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ARENA7 CHRISTMAS PARTY NIGHTS SELLING OUT FAST!

first_imgArena7 Letterkenny has gone that extra mile this year to make the staff night out of the year a bit special and the result has been fantastic.The entertainment complex in Letterkenny has brought Elvis, Gareth Brooks and Rod Stewart Tribute acts to the venue for Christmas and two of the nights are sold out already and the rest are filling fast too.Sat the 1st of December and Sat the 15th of December are already gone with Rod Stewart and Gareth Brook tribute acts playing on those nights respectively. Christmas dinner is only €24.95 which includes complimentary bowling or if you wish to dine a little earlier then 4 course Christmas lunch is only €18.Having current business man of the year at the helm, “Enda Nicholls” and recently receiving the Certificate of Excellence award from TripAdvisor as well as being shortlisted for the Letterkenny Chamber of Commerce “Excellence in Business” Award it is indeed exciting times for Arena7.If you haven’t booked your Christmas party yet then check out www.arena7.ie or call 0749128853 for more information.Dates still available: • November 30th: Rod Stewart Tribute Act• December 1st: Rod Stewart Tribute Act (Sold Out)• December 7th: Elvis Tribute Act• December 8th: Charisma• December 14th: Elvis Tribute Act • December 15th: Gareth Brooks Tribute Act (Sold Out)• December 21st: Elvis Tribute Act• December 22nd: Elvis Tribute ActARENA7 CHRISTMAS PARTY NIGHTS SELLING OUT FAST! was last modified: November 1st, 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:Arena7Christmas nightslast_img read more

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DOHERTY QUESTIONS €100M ANNUAL BILL FOR EMBASSIES ABROAD

first_imgTHE Government spent more than €104M on running embassies and consulates around the world last year, according to figures released to Donegal TD Pearse Doherty.More than half the money went on RENT – including €150,000 in a consulate in East Timor – and 77 other properties.Ireland also spent €4.34million on its three Brussels officers in 2012. London cost €2.86million with €1M that on an annual lease. Also among the costliest embassies in Europe are Paris at €1.64million, Geneva at €1.28million, Rome at €1.23million and Berlin at €913,000.The Consulate General office in New York cost  €1.8million, with €875,000 on rent alone, while the Irish United Nations base also in the Big Apple cost another €1.48million.The embassy in Lesotho, Africa, ran up a bill of €534,000.  DOHERTY QUESTIONS €100M ANNUAL BILL FOR EMBASSIES ABROAD was last modified: May 7th, 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:DOHERTY QUESTIONS €100M ANNUAL BILL FOR EMBASSIES ABROADlast_img read more

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ALL MUST GO AT ONE-DAY PRE-CHRISTMAS ELECTRONIC TAB SALE AT BEN SWEENEY EURONICS!

first_imgTablets are all the rage this Christmas – for little and not so little kids!Raymond Sweeney pictured with one of the cool Galaxy Tabs!And one well-known Donegal store has just received a major consignment of tablets at knock-down prices.But the one-day sale at Ben Sweeney Euronics stores in both Letterkenny and Dungloe is just that – for one day only and that’s tomorrow (SATURDAY). Because their prices on a large range of electrical goods will not be repeated.What about a Samsung 8” Galaxy Tab 3 for just €199 or a 7” ACER Tab for just €99.And when it coms to accessories they can’t be beaten either with the sensational isound PopDrop Mini Bluetooth speakers for just €24.95.All will make the perfect Christmas present but they are limited to just one per customer. As well as these amazing tablets, Sweeney’s Euronics a range of laptops, printers and televisions at unbeatable deals.But their deal is that this one day only pre-Christmas sale lasts for just one day – from 10am until 5pm tomorrow (SATURDAY).So get along to Sweeney’s Euronics today in either Letterkenny and Dungloe.Beat the Christmas rush and grab a real bargain.And the good news is that they have a Christmas club too. So what are you waiting for – get down to Ben Sweeney’s Euronics!ALL MUST GO AT ONE-DAY PRE-CHRISTMAS ELECTRONIC TAB SALE AT BEN SWEENEY EURONICS! was last modified: October 25th, 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:Ben Sweeney EuronicsCHristmasdungloeletterkennyone day saletabletslast_img read more

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Women’s Tennis Concludes First Day at ITA Central Region Championships

first_imgPlay continues Friday for the Bulldogs in Norman. Liza Petushkova joins her teammates with her first match in the singles main draw at 11:30 a.m. Prior to Petushkova’s singles match, she will partner with Tatarnikova and Haleas and Palumbo will unite for doubles at 8 a.m. in the first round of the main doubles draw. Box Score NORMAN, Okla. – The Drake University women’s tennis team concluded the first day of the ITA Central Region Championships Thursday, Oct. 17 afternoon at Headington Family Tennis Center. Sophia Haleas, Carmen Palumbo and Maria Tatarnikova each won their respective opening match in the singles qualifying first round. However, the trio were each were defeated in their respective second round matches. Story Linkscenter_img Tournament Central SinglesSophia Haleas (DU) def. Jalee Yasunaga (UND), 6-3, 1-6, 1-0 [5]Carmen Palumbo (DU) def. Karen Alvarez (ISU), 6-3, 6-2Maria Tatarnikova (DU) def. Danielle Bauers (UI) 4-6, 6-3, 1-0 [9]Mei Ishimura (UCA) def. Carmen Palumbo (DU), 6-1, 6-4Chie Kezuka (ISU) def. Maria Tatarnikova (DU), 4-6, 6-3, 1-0 [5]Sarah Wilcox (CU) def. Sophia Haleas (DU), 6-2, 6-4 Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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HEAVY FLOODING REPORTED AS RIVER FINN BURSTS ITS BANKS

first_imgDiversion in place at Navenny, Ballybofey where the road is currently flooded. Pic by Gary Foy.The River Finn in Ballybofey has burst its banks and flooded many local fields along its path.Heavy rain in recent days is believed to be the cause of the swell which breached the side of the banks close to Finn Park at the rear of Ballybofey’s Main Street.Local councillor Patrick McGowan said the situation is very serious and it is the worst he has seen in living memory. Donegal County Council have drafted workers into the area in a bid to prevent further flooding.There are road diversions in place in some areas.There is also heavy flooding in and around Letterkenny towards Newmills and Glenswilly where several fields are heavily flooded.  HEAVY FLOODING REPORTED AS RIVER FINN BURSTS ITS BANKS was last modified: December 22nd, 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:Ballybofeybanksburstdonegalriver finnlast_img read more

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