District of Tumbler Ridge releases statement on closure of coal mine

first_imgThe statement in full below:The District of Tumbler Ridge has received the news regarding Anglo American’s decision to move their project into care and maintenance. We would like to express our condolences to all of those affected by the announcement. We are deeply concerned about the impact of this announcement on workers and families. We will be working with all of our community, provincial, and federal partners to help support our residents over the coming months.Over the years Tumbler Ridge has worked to diversify our economy. Where none had existed we now have a major wind farm in operation, one in constructions, as well as others in exploration. Oil and gas operations have grown, a community forest has been created and expansion plans suggested, a UNESCO GeoPark application, the second in North America, has been submitted, and all season tourism and outdoor recreation opportunities continue to grow. Over the past 18 months we have been developing a community sustainability plan to further diversify and strengthen the economy and the community. We will be moving forward with this plan and we are in a much stronger position today to deal with the impact of this announcement than when a similar situation occurred 15 years ago.- Advertisement -We will continue to work closely with our partners: the provincial government, Anglo American, industry generally, the local business sector, UNBC, and others. The District will make every effort to keep our citizens and partners informed about what is happening as we move forward.last_img read more

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LETTERKENNY GAELS LOOKING TO HITCH THEIR CARAVAN!

first_imgHave you got one of these in your field at home?!Letterkenny Gaels GAA club are making a drama out of a crisis!The club has just formed a drama group and will produce Sam Cree’s hilarious three act comedy A Widow’s Paradise from October 21st to 25th.However, the group need an old-style told type caravan for their production. Producer Paddy O’Connor says the caravan will make their debut production even more perfect!If you have such a caravan you can loan to the club, please contact any club member.LETTERKENNY GAELS LOOKING TO HITCH THEIR CARAVAN! was last modified: September 22nd, 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)last_img read more

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GO DONEGAL! THOUSANDS ON PILGRIMAGE TO CROKER FOR CLASH WITH KILDARE

first_imgAN ESTIMATED 14,000 Donegal fans are on the road to Dublin today for the Bank Holiday weekend All-Ireland quarter-final clash with Kildare.Green and gold is bedecked throughout the county for those left behind in what promises to be a bumper day for pubs and clubs across Donegal.As usual, all the Dublin pundits are tipping Donegal to lose. But we’re different up here….it’s Donegal to win for those in the know.Jim McGuinness’s men are up for the biggest game of their lives; hoping there will be two more even more important games to come.Gardai and PSNI officers are out in force on all routes to the capital. Tyrone play earlier so the roads from north Donegal will be jammed all day.The advice is to drive safely and stick to speed limits; and be patient. Speed camera vans will be dotted along the route.In the towns and villages of the county, pubs and restaurants are gearing up for the game with special big screens being set up.From Malin Head to Bundoran and from Lifford to Doochary, all eyes will be on Croke Park from 6pm. The game is Live on RTE2.Go Donegal….Donegal: P Durcan; F McGlynn, N McGee, P McGrath; A Thompson, K Lacey, K Cassidy; M McElhinney, N Gallagher; M McHugh, M Hegarty, R Bradley; P McBrearty, M Murphy, C McFadden. But don’t rule out a certain Mr Kavanagh from starting…..GO DONEGAL! THOUSANDS ON PILGRIMAGE TO CROKER FOR CLASH WITH KILDARE was last modified: July 30th, 2011 by gregShare 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:donegaldonegal v kildareGAAlast_img read more

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Hannover out to test Dortmund recovery

first_imgDortmund defeated RB Leipzig 4-1 on opening weekendBorussia Dortmund’s recovery from a fractious campaign that saw them change managers twice last season comes under stern examination when they travel to Hannover Friday night in the Bundesliga’s opening fixture of match day two.With fans regularly filling the 80,000 seat Signal Iduna Park Stadium, Dortmund are one of Europe’s best supported teams. Following a 4-1 victory over RB Leipzig on the opening weekend, expectations are high that now boss Lucien Favre can help the club challenge for the title.Dortmund won their last two titles under Jurgen Klopp in 2011 and 2012 but there is a real buzz about the club under Favre. Last Sunday fans were in ecstasy after watching long time favourite and new skipper Marco Reus net twice. Summer recruit Axel Witsel was also on the score sheet as Dortmund recovered from going a goal down to sit atop the nascent Bundesliga table ahead of Bayern Munich on goal difference.Last season’s surprise runners up Schalke will be hoping to recover from an opening day reverse at Wolfsburg when they host tricky Hertha Berlin. Schalke boss Domenico Tedesco is among the continent’s most highly sought after young managers but chances are slim his resource constrained side can shake off the moniker of Bundesliga perennial bridesmaids.Record winners and seven time defending champions Bayern Munich are at Stuttgart a day later. Recruited in the off-season to replace retiring septuagenarian Jupp Heynckes, the Bavarians’ Croatian boss Robert Kovac got off to a winning start at home to Hoffenheim. Kovac will be without injured winger Kingsley Coman but he won’t be overly concerned as veteran Arjen Robben replaced the young Frenchman with devastating effect at the Allianz Arena.Elsewhere, Julian Nagelsmann’s talented Hoffenheim, who finished third to directly qualify for the Champions League, are chasing their first victory at home to Freiburg.Meanwhile, Bayer Leverkusen’s much vaunted attacking trident of Julian Brandt, Leon Bailey and Kevin Holland test their prowess against Wolfsburg.Other Fixtures:Frankfurt v Werder Bremen, Nuremberg v Mainz, RB Leipzig v Fortuna Düsseldorf, Augsburg v Moenchengladbach.Comments Tags: German Bundesligatoplast_img read more

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Second-half latest: Everton 0 Chelsea 0 – Costa goes close for Blues

first_imgDiego Costa went agonisingly close to giving Chelsea the lead in an increasingly open FA Cup quarter-final.A cagey first half saw both sides struggle to create opportunities but, after Everton’s Ramiro Funes Mori went close with a second-half header, Costa was unlucky to see his effort roll across goal from a tight angle.Chelsea grew in confidence after a slow start to a fiercely competitive tie at Goodison Park.Everton played a high-tempo pressing game from the off, but Chelsea stayed solid defensively and refused to be rattled.Tom Cleverley had a feeble shot easily saved by Thibaut Courtois inside a minute.But the visitors slowly began to dominate possession and looked the more likely to score.Kenedy shot over after a fine run and clever interchange of passes with Pedro, and Willian went close with a free-kick late in the half.Costa, starting up front despite a hip injury which saw him come off in the Champions League defeat against Paris St-Germain, was booked early on following a tussle with Gareth Barry.Eden Hazard was left out of the squad but captain John Terry was included on the bench following injury.Everton: Robles; Coleman, Funes Mori, Jagielka, Baines; Cleverley, Barry; Lennon, McCarthy, Barkley; Lukaku.Subs: Howard, Stones, Niasse, Besic, Osman, Deulofeu, Kone.Chelsea: Courtois; Azpilicueta, Cahill, Ivanovic, Kenedy; Mikel, Matic; Willian, Fabregas, Pedro; Costa. Subs: Begovic, Baba, Terry, Loftus-Cheek, Oscar, Traore, Remy.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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QPR v Birmingham line-ups: Duo make full debuts, Blues injuries

first_imgIdrissa Sylla and Ariel Borysiuk make their first league starts for QPR in the game against Birmingham at Loftus Road.Striker Sylla, who played against Sunderland in the EFL Cup in midweek, keeps his place in the starting line-up.He is supported by Tjaronn Chery in the number 10 role, with Sebastian Polter among the Rangers substitutes.Borysiuk gets his chance to impress in midfield and there are also starting places for Massimo Luongo and  youngster Olamide Shodipo.Birmingham are without former Brentford striker Clayton Donaldson, who has an Achilles injury, while Robert Tesche has an ankle problem.Adam Legzdins deputises in goal for Tomasz Kuszczak, who is out with a groin injury.QPR: Smithies, Onuoha, Caulker, Hall, Bidwell, Cousins, Borysiuk, Luongo, Shodipo, Chery, Sylla.Subs: Ingram, Lynch, Washington, Polter, Wszolek, Henry, El Khayati.Birmingham: Legzdins, Spector, Morrison, Shotton, Grounds, Kieftenbeld, Gleeson, Davis, Adams, Maghoma, Jutkiewicz.Subs: Trueman, Robinson, Cotterill, Wiggins, Brown, Stewart, Storer. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Takeaways: Matt Chapman on getting best of Hader with go-ahead homer

first_imgOAKLAND — Josh Hader is one of the toughest relievers in baseball.But Matt Chapman did his homework and had a plan against the Brewers’ closer. In Tuesday’s game against Milwaukee, he saw seven Hader pitches before striking out swinging at a fastball. Chapman had all the intel he needed. In the eighth inning Thursday, with the A’s down a run and Robbie Grossman aboard, Chapman lifted a well-placed corner fastball over the center-field fence to help the A’s (62-48) to its 5-3, series-clinching …last_img

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Where LEDs Make a Really Big Impact

first_imgWhen you pay 65 cents a kilowatt hour for electricity, something as simple as swapping an old-fashioned incandescent light bulb for an LED lamp can add up to big savings. Year-rounders on two Maine islands are finding out just how much.Under a sustainability program run by the Maine-based Island Institute, and with a volume discount from a Portland wholesaler, thousands of LED lamps have been made available to residents of Matinicus and Monhegan, the only two year-round islands in Maine where electricity still is produced by diesel generators. Electricity costs on Matinicus are five times the national average, and twice the relatively high rates charged by Hawaiian utilities.According to an article in the Maine Sunday Telegram, 610 LEDs were shipped by ferry last month to Matinicus and sold to residents for $1 each. Another 400 LEDs will be sent this winter, resulting in total savings of $8,000, according to the newspaper. On Monhegan, the 2,326 LEDs sent over this year will help customers save a total of $15,000.The program will help people like Cynthia Young and her husband, a lobsterman, on Matinicus. They are two of between 15 and 60 people who make the island their year-round home, and they can pay as much as $600 a month for electricity during the winter. The Island Institute delivered 65 bulbs to them recently, which will light their house and a barn/apartment where two other fishermen live.Savings add up quickly. Assuming the LED would be used for two hours per day, and factoring in the type of incandescent bulb it replaced, the Island Institute’s Ben Algeo predicts an annual savings of $30 per year per bulb on Matinicus. Savings would be even bigger on Monhegan, where the Maine Public Utilities Commission lists the cost of electricity at 74 cents a kWh. There’s a downside for the utilityAlthough savings could be significant for island residents, there’s a downside for the tiny utilities that serve them.“It’s a Catch-22,” Matinicus tax collector George Tarkleson told the Telegram’s‘s Tux Turkel. “If we have fewer kilowatt hours, we are going to have to keep raising the rates.”Lower sales is one of several problems that the Matinicus Plantation Electric Company mentioned in the latest town report, along with fewer winter residents, late payments, and aging equipment. All those factors are putting more pressure on revenues.Turkel reports that Algeo has been looking to Naushon island off the coast of Massachusetts as a model for reducing reliance on diesel generation in Maine. There, incandescent bulbs were replaced with compact fluorescents lamps 10 years ago; then old refrigerators were exchanged for newer, more efficient models. Finally, the island invested in a photovoltaic system with battery storage, and taken together these efforts reduced diesel use by 70%.Still, judging from comments posted after the Telegram article was published November 8, not everyone issold on energy-efficient lighting.“Someone sold them a bill of goods,” one reader said. “Hope they kept their old bulbs. Will need them. We tried LED lights. High failure rates, horrible light, and a constant hum that interfered with our shortwave radios.”“Ever try to use an LED to heat up a room or an egg incubatory?” another asked. “Or to give a room that nice yellow glow? Even the new ones still hum and interfere with shortwave receivers. Might as well live in a funeral parlor the way LED lights make some folks look.”last_img read more

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Giannis relishes pressure

first_imgPhoto by: Tristan Tamayo /Inquirer.netThe current trend of superstars changing teams in the NBA has only fueled Greek star Giannis Antetokounmpo to work harder on his game as he tries to lead the Milwaukee Bucks deeper in the playoffs next season.“I’m just staying on one corner, working on getting better every day,” was the curt reply of the man called the “Greek Freak” in reaction to NBA free agency that saw several stars, including Paul George, moving away from the Eastern Conference.ADVERTISEMENT Antetokounmpo is in Manila for “The Greek Freak Invades Manila” produced by King Bally Entertainment, which also donated a fully refurbished basketball court to the campus of Makati Science High School.The 7-foot Antetokounmpo mindset has worked wonders the past season when he jacked up his numbers on all statistical categories, earning Most Improved Player honors in his fourth season in the league.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsGolden State star Kevin Durant was among those who have tipped Antetokounmpo as a future MVP of the league.“It won’t matter if you don’t put in the work,” he said in an interview with the Inquirer at Fairmont Hotel in Makati on Sunday. “I get comments from LeBron (James) and Steph Curry about my game. I put pressure on myself to work harder.” PAF, Pocari near semis National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Antetokounmpo is the son of Nigerian immigrants. Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’center_img Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes LATEST STORIES Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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India Today @ Olympics: Pay for the water, but a massage is free!

first_imgMention the word security in London these days and it evokes sarcasm from even the commoner on the streets.For a city that has been fairly peaceful all these years, excessive security has never been heard of. However, thanks to the huge panic created by G4S, now there is a state of paranoia, especially if you are in east London, where most of the Olympic events will be held. From London police, Metropolitan cops and even the Army, all are present in the area in one form or the other.In fact, the way these security personnel are guarding the main press centre, it’s tough for even a journalist to enter. On Tuesday, I was stopped by two security personnel on duty.From the laptop bag, chargers, connection wires and food bag, everything was checked. But the biggest surprise was when a sealed mineral water bottle I was carrying was thrown away!I argued, having spent one pound (approx Rs 86) on water, there was nothing bad about it. I recall, during the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, the Chinese cops would make you drink the water and then let you pass. But here it is futile arguing over a battle of water, what with the temperature now soaring. The mantra now for the ‘goraaas’ is wear less and try to get the tan.Even the security personnel were unhappy that water bottles were being stopped. “Sir, sorry, we don’t make the rules. We are also facing the heat,” said a lady officer who pointed to the heavy uniform she was wearing.advertisementMuttering under my breath, I entered the huge complex, which houses the print media working area and also the international broadcast centre.While the media facilities are expensive, what is worse is that even drinking water has not been provided. You have to pay for the water. There are plenty of food stalls, though nothing cheap for those who come from Asia.One of the signboards on way to work inside the complex caught my eye. It said, free physiotherapy if you have a problem! After a short interview at the reception, I was told that the place worked on a charity basis but if I wished, I could drop money into a box.I was made to fill a form, something similar to what one would sign if undergoing a surgery in India. The masseur did work hard on the stiff neck and said “I was able to take the pressure”.Half an hour of ‘pain relief’ was welcome as one did not have to pay for it. Finally, there was some service being rendered free in a city where every effort is being made to ensure the United Kingdom earns as much as it can from visitors.On Monday night, after work, it was time to visit a party thrown by steel magnate Laxmi Mittal. His business may have fallen on bad days, but Indian sportspersons surely do bring him a lot of brand value.From Ronjan Sodhi to Joydeep Karmarkar and the boxers, all those under the Mittal Champions Trust marked their presence at a function hosted in Serpentine Gallery, situated inside the historic Hyde Park. Mr Mittal used it as an opportunity to touch base with the local media as well.My colleague and I reached late, by which time whatever little snacks had been served were over. After having got used to press conferences in India, where the spread is lavish, this was disappointing. Champagne and wine was being served but as I don’t touch any of this stuff, I left disappointed.After a long ride on the London Tube, back to the place where I am staying, the good old Subway sandwich came in handy. In times of recession, as the Brits themselves say, eating less is a good thing to do.I can also now vouch for that!last_img read more

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