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Search continues in fatal hit and run

first_imgDespite a police hunt that has now extended over three weeks, the RCMP hasn’t located either the suspect vehicle or driver, in last month’s fatal hit and run incident in Fort St. John.A 14 year-old boy was killed, while riding his bicycle southbound, on 76th street, with two friends.He attempted to cross 89th avenue, and collided with a west bound vehicle which has been described as red, with possible passenger side damage.- Advertisement -The inexact description also refers to it as “boxy,” and it is not believed to be either a car or pick-up truck.The incident occurred at approximately 7.35PM, on May 11th, and police continue to take public information assistance calls at 250-787-8140 and 1-800-222-8477.last_img read more

Democratic memo to get shots causes NASCAR flap

first_img“What do they know about NASCAR that we don’t?” said Dr. David Weber, a professor of medicine and public health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Weber said everyone should be up to date on standard vaccinations, but he saw no need for special vaccinations to visit a health-care facility or a NASCAR event. Debbie Crane, a spokeswoman for the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, said such shots are recommended for “general health” for all adults – but not for any specific circumstance. “The very idea of immunization is laughable,” said Lowe’s Motor Speedway President Humpy Wheeler. “It’s like taping your ankles to go to the mailbox.” He noted that no NASCAR event has ever sparked an outbreak – “other than a few headaches because somebody’s favorite driver ran out of gas, or maybe a morning hangover.” There are lots of voters at the track, and that makes politicians of both parties regulars at NASCAR. There’s no doubt the crowds trend Republican, but that hasn’t stopped Democrats from seeking support at the races. In the days leading up to the Bank of America 500, Lt. Gov. Beverly Perdue held a political reception near the track’s Turn 4. Among those hosting the Democratic gubernatorial candidate were Wheeler, NASCAR president Mike Helton, and team owners Rick Hendrick and Felix Sabates – both registered Republicans. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! By Mike Baker THE ASSOCIATED PRESS RALEIGH, N.C. – It got the GOP’s engines revving – a Democratic official suggesting staffers get immunized for several diseases before heading south from Washington and into the Red State wilds of NASCAR country to conduct research at a pair of races. The reaction on both sides illustrates just how valuable candidates for elected office consider the votes of NASCAR fans who pack grandstands by the thousands every weekend and the donations of business leaders who spend millions to sponsor the sport. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.It started last month, when an official with the House Committee on Homeland Security suggested that staff aides get immunizations before visiting health facilities at Alabama’s Talladega Superspeedway and North Carolina’s Lowe’s Motor Speedway, where the Bank of America 500 was run Saturday. In an e-mail, a staffer who works for committee chairman Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., noted an “unusual need for whomever attending to be vaccinated against hepatitis A and B,” as well as “the more normal things – tetanus, diphtheria, and of course, seasonal influenza.” The note didn’t explain why the committee saw such concern. It didn’t mention NASCAR or the races at the tracks at all. But the implication was enough to draw a snarky complaint from Republican Rep. Robin Hayes, whose district includes Lowe’s Motor Speedway. “I have never heard of immunizations for domestic travel, and … I feel compelled to ask why the heck the committee feels that immunizations are needed to travel to my hometown,” wrote Hayes. Thompson responded to Hayes that such immunizations “are recommended for public safety professionals working in areas such as hospitals, holding areas and similar locations.” But the staffers were only scheduled to visit a few health-care facilities – not work at them. last_img read more

TD’S ANGER AS FIGURES SHOW NO NEW IDA JOBS IN DONEGAL IN 2011

first_imgThe IDA didn’t create a single new job in new companies in Co Donegal last year.Donegal North East Fianna Fáil TD Charlie McConalogue has said that IDA figures confirmed to him by the Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton clearly reinforce the need for a greater effort to attract foreign direct investment to the North West. Deputy McConalogue was commenting following confirmation that none of the new IDA client firms that invested in Ireland for the first time in 2011 were located in the North West region.Our picture shows one empty unit in Letterkenny.“While I very much welcome the fact that 61 new IDA client firms invested in Ireland last year, it is a great disappointment that not one of these was located in the North West,” he said today.“This clearly demonstrated the need for a greater focus on this region and reinforces the importance of having the North West Regional Manager based in Letterkenny.  I believe that this is particularly relevant given Letterkenny’s status as one of the 9 Gateway towns as designated in the National Spacial Strategy. “There are 12 IDA companies in Donegal employing 1,870 people.  Between them they created 249 jobs in 2011. This is particularly strong growth in the current climate. The strong performance of existing IDA client companies in Donegal proves the value of this sector to the local and wider economy.“These firms continue to do well and provide sustainable employment.  Their success shows that it is not only possible to do business in the North West, but it is also attractive for investors.”The TD added: “I am again appealing to the Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton to take an active role in ensuring that every effort is made to attract more client companies into the North West.”More than 245 jobs were created in current IDA-supported companies in the county.LEAVE YOUR COMMENT BELOW© 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights Reserved The copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailySell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.com TD’S ANGER AS FIGURES SHOW NO NEW IDA JOBS IN DONEGAL IN 2011 was last modified: January 23rd, 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

DDTV: PRESIDENT MICHAEL D HIGGINS’ CHRISTMAS MESSAGE

first_imgSimply click to play.DDTV: PRESIDENT MICHAEL D HIGGINS’ CHRISTMAS MESSAGE was last modified: December 21st, 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:CHRISTMAS MESSAGEDDTVPresident Michael D Higginslast_img read more

SISTER-IN-LAW OF LEADING COUNCILLOR CHEATED DEATH IN CRASH WHICH KILLED TWO

first_imgThe sister-in-law of leading Donegal county councillor Terence Slowey was almost killed by a drunk driver who later died along with his passenger in a horrific crash, an inquest heard yesterday.The driver of the car which caused the two-car collision was four and a half times over the drink driving limit.Serejus Pridyvus (31) of 4 Lawnsdale, Letterkenny and his passenger, Vaidas Aucius (39) of 43 Lawnsdale, Ballybofey died when the Audi A4 they were travelling in collided with another car on the N15 between Ballybofey and Killygordon on November 23rd, 2009. Mrs Bernadette Slowey and her husband, Lawrence, a brother of county councillor Terence Slowey, were travelling towards Ballybofey when the Audi collided with their Opel Astra. Mrs. Slowey suffered serious injuries and had to have surgery for internal injuries.Mr. Slowey, from Ardara, told coroner Denis McCauley that the red Audi seemed to straighten up as it approached them and then lost control.He said he could do nothing to avoid the car and they hit the side of it. The Audi was thrown up onto an embankment by the collision which resulted in serious damage to both cars.Mr. Slowey said his wife said almost died as a result of the accident and is still suffering from it. Mr. Slowey received more minor injuries including fractured ribs.Mr. Auciu’s widow, Liama, told the court that she and her husband and their two children had moved to Ireland from Lithuania five years before the accident. He had been friendly with Mr. Pridyvus for three years.Garda accident investigator Sgt. John McFadden said the accident occurred on a bend with a speed limit of 100kmph.He said there had to be a considerable amount of speed involved for the Audi to sustain the extensive damage that it did and to be thrown up on the embankment.Pathologist Dr. Gerry O’Dowd said Mr. Aucius died from multiple injuries sustained in a road traffic accident while Mr. Pridyvus died from serious head injuries.He said Mr. Pridyvus had an alcohol level of 374 mg, which would leave a person close to stupor.The jury recorded a verdict of accidental death in the case of Mr. Aucius and death by misadventure in the case of Mr. Pridyvus.SISTER-IN-LAW OF LEADING COUNCILLOR CHEATED DEATH IN CRASH WHICH KILLED TWO was last modified: September 20th, 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:ArdaracrashDr Denis McCauleyinquestTerence Sloweylast_img read more

GAA NOTES: TERMON

first_imgTermon GAA Notes: Week Ending 06/02/12Ladies Board:The club intend to have a Junior ladies team again this year given the success last year. If you are interested in playing this coming year, please contact Harry McGlynn on 086 850 0734. There will be a players meeting for both Senior and Junior players in the coming weeks to organise training etc. Hard luck to the Donegal team and its Termon players defeated by Cork in the first National League game of the season.Minor Board:The Under 12 & Under 14 Boys Squads continue training in the Craoibhin on Fridays from 7.30pm – 9.30pm . All new players are welcome in those age groups; any queries contact either PJ McFadden on 086 864 1159 or Bernard Gallagher on 087 694 9165.Well done to the Minors who got their season up and running with a friendly win at the weekend. Lotto:The Lotto draw took place in McClaffertys, Churchill on Friday last. The winning numbers were 6,10,22 and 27. There was no Jackpot winner. James Crossan matched 3 numbers. There was 2 winners in the open draw, Corey Gallagher and Paddy McDaid won €10 each. Next weeks draw takes place in the Glenveagh Inn. Eddie Harkin and Brian McDaid are the coordinators. The jackpot now is €1700.Senior:The Senior men will begin their season against Naomh Mhuire in the Junior Gaeltacht on Sunday the 19th of February at the Burn Road at 2p.m.Club Social: The club will be hosting a Mr and Mrs in the Lagoon on the 17th of February 2012. A good night’s craic is guaranteed.The club social night takes place on the 10th of March 2012. Save the date now, more details and tickets will be available in the coming weeks.Other:A meeting will be held next Wednesday the 15th of February at 8.30pm in the Craoibhin to begin planning our clubs 50th anniversary celebrations in 2013. Anyone wishing to be involved in the organising of the celebrations is invited to attend. GAA NOTES: TERMON was last modified: February 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:Termon GAA noteslast_img read more

DONEGAL ‘CAN’T PAY’ CAMPAIGNERS CLAIM UNION BANNED THEM FROM MAIN SLIGO MARCH

first_imgCampaigners against the Property Tax have voiced anger and disappointment at their treatment by stewards on the ICTU anti-debt protest in Sligo on Saturday and have called on the organisers to apologise for their behaviour.Several hundred Sligo CAHWT (Campaign Against Household & Water Tax) protesters were joined by a large contingent from Can’t Pay Won’t Pay in Donegal and Leitrim on the ‘Lift the Burden – Jobs not Debt’ demonstration but were prevented from joining the main body of the march by stewards.Can’t Pay Won’t Pay spokesperson Francis McCafferty said “We supported the demonstration as we believe that the debt burden is the reason we are having Property Tax foisted on us. “We welcomed the fact that the trade union leadership were finally doing something to challenge this rip off and were delighted at the huge turnout. After all many trade union members were among the 700,000 who boycotted the Household Charge, but unfortunately they have been let down by the ICTU leaders who have refused to oppose the Property Tax because of their cosy relationship with the Labour Party. We carried placards reading ‘ICTU : Support the people not the Labour Party’ to highlight this.“As the demonstration got under way we were blocked by three lines of stewards who physically prevented us from joining the main body of the march. We were only allowed to move after the march had left. Most of those in our group were ordinary members of the public, including families and senior citizens. Some had travelled considerable distances from west Donegal. They were left angry and disappointed by their treatment.“Richard Carruthers of the IMPACT Trade Union had appealed to commmunity and campaign groups to support this march. We responded to this call and organised a free bus with many more travelling by car. Having responded in such numbers, it was offensive and disrespectful to prevent us from joining the main body of the march. We think those who were mistreated in this way deserve an apology from the organisers.“We will continue our fight against the Property Tax and we call on trade union members to press their unions to join those who are campaigning against unfair taxes rather than try to shut us out.” No-one from ICTU was available for comment. DONEGAL ‘CAN’T PAY’ CAMPAIGNERS CLAIM UNION BANNED THEM FROM MAIN SLIGO MARCH was last modified: February 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:DONEGAL ‘CAN’T PAY’ CAMPAIGNERS CLAIM UNION BANNED THEM FROM MAIN SLIGO MARCHlast_img read more

Governor put on defensive at L.A. meeting

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week It was the fourth town-hall-type event held by the governor as he stumps the state to try to build support for his measures. Assembly Speaker Fabian Nuñez and Barbara Kerr of the California Teachers Association appeared in a separate segment of the broadcast, countering the governor’s arguments on Propositions 74, 75, 76 and 77. The measures deal with teacher tenure, union campaign spending, state spending formulas and reapportionment. Nuñez said Proposition 76 would give the governor unilateral power. “The problem is, if it passes, the governor will be able to develop a budget without following the state constitution,” Nuñez said. “He’s just looking for shortcuts to reduce spending.” But the governor said it was a question of the state living within its means. Declaring himself “the people’s governor,” Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger was on the defensive Thursday night at a town-hall meeting where a skeptical audience grilled him on his four reform measures on next week’s special-election ballot. Casting the election as a necessity to “give me the tools I need” to reform state government, Schwarzenegger said he would not seek tax increases if his measures – particularly Proposition 76 – are defeated at the polls. “We don’t need more taxes,” Schwarzenegger told the audience at the Skirball Cultural Center. The program was broadcast statewide through KNBC (Channel 4) and Telemundo. “We don’t have a revenue problem; we have a spending problem. “These (ballot measures) are essential or we will be back on the brink of bankruptcy,” he said. “When I became governor we were on the brink of bankruptcy; you elected me to make changes and that’s what I’m trying to do,” Schwarzenegger said. The governor also received tough questions over Proposition 74 – raising the time teachers can get tenure from two years to five years – and Proposition 75 – and its requirement for union members to give permission to have union dues used for political campaigns. “I am a union member myself,” Schwarzenegger said. “I am a member of the Screen Actors Guild. But, I don’t want someone taking money from my paycheck without my permission. I am trying to protect workers. “All this would do is require union members to sign a card once a year to say they can use the money for campaigns.” Kerr said most unions already have a checkoff system in place. On teachers, Schwarzenegger had several heated exchanges with some audience members who questioned whether the proposal was needed and whether it would make it more difficult to hire qualified teachers. “You’ve heard of the dance of the lemons? Where bad teachers that no one wants go from school to school and can’t be fired,” Schwarzenegger said. “I want to hold teachers accountable and make it a more efficient system.” Nuñez said part of the problem with education in the state has been the lack of support for education. “This is not the governor we elected,” Nuñez said. “We need a governor who makes education a priority. He took $2 billion from the schools and never returned it. We should be ashamed that California is 35th in the nation in education spending.” Rick Orlov, (213) 978-0390 rick.orlov@dailynews.com 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

DONEGAL INTERNET SAFETY EXPERT SHORTLISTED FOR IRISH BLOG AWARDS

first_imgDonegal IT and Internet Safety Expert Niall Mulrine from Pc Clean has been shortlisted in the Irish Blog Awards 2013.Niall MulrineThese annual awards held in Dublin takes nominations from people over Ireland, who vote on their favourite blog website by an Irish owner.His free website www.CyberSafetyAdvice.com is a free resource for parents, teachers and children on how best to protect themselves online, behave online, how to react to online abuse. Such is the content on the website, it has been receiving a lot of traffic over the summer months.Articles which Niall compiles himself range from top tips for parents to stay safe online, tips for children if they are getting cyber-bullied, global news stories of internet privacy issues and how it can be fixed for people not to fall into the same trap.Because of this website, Niall has become known nationally and globally for this expertise in the field of Internet Safety.He often communicates with people in the same field from other countries who are doing their best to get knowledge out to people to be the best digital citizen he can. Niall has built a niche area from his IT background as owner of Pc Clean in Ballybofey, in the area of online safety.He has been delivering workshops to children, teachers and parents over the last few years nationally on the dangers online and how best to embrace it and protect themselves from the dangers.Niall’s passion can be seen at his workshops that he holds in schools, community centres and other locations, with the knowledge and understanding of the victims feel and behave when in trouble.His workshops were developed by himself as a result to a need to the local community as parents and teachers often asked him about social media effects on their children.www.CyberSafetyAdvice.com will go through a rigorous judging panel in October to if his website will make it to a category winner. DONEGAL INTERNET SAFETY EXPERT SHORTLISTED FOR IRISH BLOG AWARDS was last modified: August 22nd, 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:internet safetyNiall MulrinePC Cleanlast_img read more

THE DRINKS ARE ON DONEGAL BUSINESSWOMAN AFTER SHE LAUNCHES HER POP-UP-PUB CHAIN!

first_imgCaitriona’s pop-up-pub!No – she hasn’t been touching too much of her own product.A Co Donegal businesswoman is about to give up a steady job and launch her very own pop-up-pub business!The inside of the pub!Caitriona Mulhern has worked for drinks brand Heineken for the past 12 years. But Caitriona, who is from Ballybofey but now lives in Milford, has spotted an opportunity which she hopes will help her establish her very own successful business.Along with her partner Paul, she has set up popuppub.com.Caitriona says bluntly “I have been on the road since I was 18 years old and I now want to be there for my kids and step out of the rat race. Paul and I spotted an opportunity and went for it.”The couple registered the domain name popuppub.com and plan to launch around St Patricks weekend. They set up a Facebook page a week ago just to test reaction and they have been totally amazed  by the reaction to it.The couple will cater for everything from after wedding parties, birthdays and even pubs looking to rent Pop Up Pub for festivals.“We know we have a lot of work to do to perfect our customers experience but it is our intention to provide a first class product.“We provide the unit (which at 10mx8m has a standing capacity of approx 80). The flooring, lighting, bar, optics, taps and furniture for 20.“Customers can then add to the package by including extra seating refrigeration, extra marquee, lighting, a DJ, dance floor etc. “We will also begin catering for children’s parties with a ‘party hut’ where houses are spared mess and kids have their very own party venue in their back garden. We can arrange arts and crafts, cinema, disco etc depending on requirements.”Once up and running www.partyondonegal.com and www.popuppub.com intend to bring a new and exciting dimension to celebrating at home.And having just turned 40 this weekend, Caitriona’s intention is to fully enjoy the freedom being her own boss will bring.“My partner Paul who also works in the drinks industry will be invaluable to this new business …well somebody needs to drive the van and blow it up,” laughed Caitriona. THE DRINKS ARE ON DONEGAL BUSINESSWOMAN AFTER SHE LAUNCHES HER POP-UP-PUB CHAIN! was last modified: February 3rd, 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:BallybofeyCaitriona MulherndonegalMilfordpop-up-pub chainlast_img read more