Gas station robbery involves 2 year-old

first_imgAnyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to contact Prince George RCMP at 250-561-3300 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. Two people have been arrested following an armed robbery that took place at a Shell Gas Station in Prince George.The incident happened Thursday morning just after 10 PST.- Advertisement -Prince George RCMP say they received a report of a suspicious person that was wearing a balaclava. Shortly after receiving the call, they received another saying an armed robbery had taken place at the gas station.They say officers surrounded the area and arrested a 31 year-old male who had been attempting to leave the area in a vehicle.Police say they found a young child around two years-old in the back seat of the vehicle and a dog. The vehicle’s owner turned out to be a female clerk who was working at the gas station when the robbery occurred.The female was later arrested.Advertisementlast_img read more

Exclusive – Alan Curbishley could be keen on Charlton director of football role

first_imgAlan Curbishley has raised the prospect of returning to Charlton in a director of football role.The 57-year-old, who spent 16 highly successful years in charge of the Addicks, had expressed an interest in becoming manager of the club for a second time following Bob Peeters’ dismissal over the weekend.He was overlooked in favour of little-known Israeli coach Guy Luzon, but he feels there could still be a mentor-type position for him at The Valley – or at another club willing to utilise his vast experience in the game.Curbishley spent a brief spell as technical director at Fulham last year and he told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast: “I feel it is a role that is perhaps needed in football now.“The guy that has gone into Charlton at the moment, he has no experience in the Championship, has never managed in England before, so there has got to be a role for an experienced man sitting just above him and helping out.“That is what I was doing at Fulham last year, it obviously didn’t work, but there is a role there. There must be because we are getting so many foreign managers in now and perhaps younger managers who have not experienced the nitty-gritty of being a manager.”last_img read more

Liverpool and Manchester City target set to stay at Paris Saint-Germain

first_img Javier Pastore in action for Paris Saint-Germain 1 Liverpool and Manchester City target Javier Pastore is set to sign a new deal with Paris Saint-Germain, according to reports in France.The playmaker’s current contract expires in 2016 and the French champions are keen to extend his stay in Paris.Liverpool and Manchester City had both been keeping tabs on the 25-year-old, aware that if he did not sign a new contract he could be available for a cut-price this summer.However, according to L’Equipe, Liverpool and City have been dealt a hammer blow in their pursuit of the Argentina international as he is set to sign a new deal with PSG.Pastore has scored 20 goals in 115 Ligue 1 since moving to Paris in 2011 from Palermo for £30m.last_img

Don’t let favorite tunes become pass

first_imgI dreamed the world would be better with an iPod. The little headphones would deliver the tunes to me, crystal clear. It would be as if Keith Richards was standing right behind me saying: “Hey, listen to these tunes. Don’t they sound like gold and silver transformed into music?” I would hear the licks, just as if Keith and the boys really were standing right behind me, playing. The hair would stand up on the back of my neck and electricity would run up and down my spine. And in the beginning, that’s exactly how it was. My daily walks were better with the music shot straight into my brain. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2How much easier to breach the crests of nearby hills with the military march of U2’s “Sunday Bloody Sunday” surging through my veins. Neil Young, Green Day, Cream, Guns ‘N Roses, old friends and new, they went with me, flowing out of the tiny iPod with stunning clarity. I couldn’t know – but would soon learn – that even as I was enjoying it, the iPod could rob me of, rather than bring me, musical joy. I’m not talking about hearing damage. Nor was my joy diminished by the fact that the $200 iPod ended up costing me more than $1,000 because I now needed a new computer with a high-speed Internet connection to download and store music. The problem with iPods was much more subtle than that. I would soon be schooled in the danger of too much of a good thing. I loaded my vast collection of compact discs onto my computer and bought more music from iTunes. I ended up with 2,954 songs by 146 artists. Suddenly, I had enough music to keep me listening nonstop for 8.2 days, or 196 hours – nearly 12 GB of music. All the songs that I really loved became part of my iPod family. My college favorite, Cream’s “Tales of Brave Ulysses,” which had sailed through my life perhaps once every five years, could now be launched five times a day. “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door” could knock whenever I wanted it to. A few clicks of the “back” button allowed me to hear Johnny Cash’s bone-chilling “Hurt” two or three times in a row. “Wake Me Up When September Ends” could wake me every morning or lull me to sleep every night. I could listen to them whenever I wanted to, as often as I wanted to. Virtually any music ever recorded was just a click away. The problem with iPods became clear: I could – and was – gorging myself on music. And that brought the contempt of familiarity. Songs that had been rare treats, causing me to quickly turn up the car radio, now became commonplace. Their allure was lost or badly tarnished. So I started clicking around iTunes and also started buying selected, new CDs. Ben Harper’s voice warmed me with “She’s Only Happy in the Sun.” The Eagles of Death Metal were perfectly raunchy on “Only Want You.” (Something like the enthusiasm of Mick and the boys in their youth.) Candlebox, Dresden Dolls, The Mars Volta, they all had something to say to me. Then I discovered interesting podcasts from C-SPAN, National Public Radio and others. And so I learned that with disciplined use and judicious choices, my iPod could be a source not only of musical joy but also educational information. I was once again ready to scale hills and mountains with my iPod plugged into my ears. Richard Varenchik is a former newspaper reporter and magazine writer who now works at the California Air Resources Board.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

GAA NEWS: SEAN MacCUMHAILLS CLUB NOTES

first_imgREGISTRATION/MEMBERSHIPRegistration fee’s are now being taken. €30 per adult, €15 per juvenile, family member is €70. Registration fees have to be paid for by 31st March. If you have not paid by this time, you lose voting rights at the AGM.There will be a Minor Board registration night on Fri 8th Feb and Wed 13th Feb. Both Nights from 7.30pm – 9.00pm. All adult registration fee’s should be paid directly to the Club Registrar- Stephen Lynch 0874147764.WHITE COLLAR BOXINGWhat a night. Over 700 people packed out Jacksons Hotel to see our fight night. We had 11 bouts and each one of them was a cracker.Mac Cumhaills would like to thank all our sponsors for their continued support. There are too many people to name, but Sean Mac Cumhaills would like to thank everyone who helped out, in anyway, for the night. Special thanks go to Joe Dunnion and Steven O Reilly who were the driving force behind the night. Finally we would like to thank the boxers themselves. They gave a big commitment over the last few months and they delivered in style on Sat night. Well done to each and everyone of you. STEWARDS NIGHTWith the Donegal v Down match approaching soon, we will have a Stewards information night in the club on Thur 7th at 9.00pm. We need as many Stewards as possible for this match.HANDBALLHard luck to Daniel Gallagher who was beaten in the Minor Handball Championships. Daniel faced up to Monaghan’s Eugene McGeough in Beragh Co. Tyrone last Saturday.Gallagher had put in tremendous work over the last few months, however the result just didn’t go his way on the day. Onwards and upwards Daniel!!COACHING VACANCIESWe currently have a number of coaching vacancies for the current year for the following teams: Boys football – U16’sGirls football – U14, U16 & U18Hurling – U14 & U18Camogie – various teams Please contact John Burke at 086/8185915 or Alan Martin 0861723899 if you are interested in coaching or helping out with any of the above teams.IRISH DANCING CLASSESIrish dance classes commencing this wed in Gaa centre 6 to 7 pm and 7 to 8 pm also Saturdays 4 to 5 pm and 5 to 6 pm qualified tutor reg with coimision le rinci gaelacha further info on 087 12613493G ASTRO TURF PITCHState of the art 3G Astro pitch is available. Please contact Terry O Reilly(0866095347) for times etcMAC CUMHAILLS LOTTOThere were no winners of the lotto this week.There was 2 match 3 winners.Seamus Mc Auley and Anna Quigley each receive €75.€2 weekly or a yearly subscription for the Club Lotto is €100€5 weekly or a yearly subscription for the Club Lotto is €240.Contact any club committee member for detailsThe jackpot will be €3200 next weekIF YOU’RE NOT IN, YOU CAN’T WIN!!!!!!!FOR SALEWe have club bags for sale. €15. Ideal for school bags. We also stock Mac Cumhaills shorts, socks and water bottles. Contact Alan Martin 0861723899SIGNS.Anyone wishing to take a sign in a prime location on a gable wall, please contact Alan Or Peter.MAC CUMHAILL’S BINGOMac Cumhaill’s Weekly Bingo is in the Villa Rose Hotel this week at 8.30pm. Everyone Welcome.We would also like to thank Alice Bonner for her continued support. Alice has kindly sponsored a hamper every week at the bingo.CLUBHOUSE BARThe Clubhouse bar is now taking bookings for parties: Contact Simon at 085 1503092 for more informationGAA NEWS: SEAN MacCUMHAILLS CLUB NOTES was last modified: February 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:Sean MacCumhaills GAA Club noteslast_img read more

DONEGAL STUDENT NURSES MAKE THEIR VOICES HEARD AT PROTEST

first_imgThe student nurses from LYIT make their voices heard at the protest yesterday.A group of nursing students from LYIT were among more than 700 student nurses and midwives and supporters who gathered outside Dr.Steeven’s Hospital yesterday for a demonstration against the situation facing them as they graduate.A number of speakers talked about their own personal experiences on the day and the challenges that they face.The USI campaign, which has been initiated by students in third level education studying to become nurses and midwives in the future, seeks to highlight deficiencies in the pay and working conditions of student/intern nurses and midwives. Students say that the initial training rate of €6.49* for intern student nurses/midwives is grossly unfair. Interning nurses and midwives work long shifts and often work just as hard as a full nurse.In many cases, student nurses and midwives are filling the gaps that exist due to what USI believes are staff shortages and overworked busy wards. Students call for the state to pay a fair wage for the work that is carried out during this “Training” phase.Graduate nurses and midwives starting salary is currently €23,129 (85% of the staff starting pay for the first year and 90% in the second year).The group believe that this salary is too low for nurses and midwives after four years of training. Coupled with long hours and an understaffing crisis, many graduates are opting to leave. When benchmarked against other countries, the group say that graduate nurses and midwives start on much higher salaries and have much better supports and further training opportunities available. USI is requesting that Minister James Reilly brings about an increase in pay for the graduate nurse scheme and a conversation to ensue about the increase in the student intern pay.USI President Joe O’Connor said: “Anyone living and working in Ireland is entitled to a living wage; in particular the ones that care for the public. The majority of 2013 graduate nurses and midwives have left Ireland to work abroad. This unfair treatment cannot continue. If it does, we will be left with a problem of epidemic proportions: no nurses or midwives left to work in our hospital wards.“The shortage of staff is already apparent on many wards and the added responsibility left on the shoulders of intern nurses and midwives as they try and learn the ropes. James Reilly needs to understand that when he said “emigrate or work in a fast food service if unhappy”, many graduates took him at his word – and now the situation needs to be rectified”. DONEGAL STUDENT NURSES MAKE THEIR VOICES HEARD AT PROTEST was last modified: March 7th, 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:donegaldublinLYITproteststudent nurseslast_img read more

Elections 2019: New map breaks down stats from Donegal vote

first_imgThe 2019 Local Elections have come to a close in Donegal and the 37 councillors have all been finalised.But who was elected where, when and by how many votes?Donegal County Council has broken down the stats and facts of the weekend into an interactive map for the public. Viewers can check out results in their electoral area, votes for individual councillors and see who was elected on what count on Sunday.The dashboard by Donegal Maps is built on Esri’s ArcGIS platform and shows changes since the 2014 election, gender balance in the council, the percentage turnout by electoral area and other information on the results.If you’re interested in analysing the numbers from the busy weekend, this is well worth a visit: http://donegal.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/25a57baa1aa04e2fbaf41e3dc847e44aElections 2019: New map breaks down stats from Donegal vote was last modified: May 28th, 2019 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:Donegal County CouncilDonegal mapslocal elections 2019last_img read more

Warriors’ Damion Lee a candidate for team’s 15th roster spot

first_img* * *Subscribe to the Mercury News and East Bay Times for $40 a year and receive a free Warriors championship coffee table book* * *SACRAMENTO – The original itinerary entailed Damion Lee preparing for a G-League game. Then, that changed with one phone call.The Warriors informed Lee on Nov. 16 they would need him for a game against Dallas the following day amid injuries to Stephen Curry and Draymond Green. So instead of playing for Santa Cruz against the South Bay Lakers, Lee flew to Dallas …last_img

The Early Bird Gets the Just-So Story

first_imgIf a catastrophic world event wiped out the dinosaurs, why did birds survive? They’re smaller and more delicate, it seems. National Geographic published a new hypothesis: they out-thought the doomed dinosaurs. “Birds survived the global catastrophe that wiped out their dinosaur relatives due to superior brainpower, a new study suggests.” A couple of seabird skulls alleged to be 55 million years old show a larger and more complex brain, researchers said in the Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society. This explanation, however, is not alone. Other reasons why birds survived the extinction include the location hypothesis (that they were distant from the catastrophe), and the coastline hypothesis (that coastal habitats were not as impacted as others). These hypotheses seem to ignore the dinosaur species living in the same lucky habitats. The proponents of the bigger-brain hypothesis noticed that some birds went extinct, so “it wasn’t feathers or warm-bloodedness that gave modern birds a leg up.” It must have been the bigger brain, they said, even though, pound for pound, a T rex brain would seem much bigger than a hummingbird brain. Maybe it was the software, not the hardware – though by all accounts, dinosaurs must have had pretty good programming, because they showed a remarkable flexibility and tenacity in a variety of habitats for a long time. Why the Dodo emerged and Velociraptor perished is just one of those things that happens in evolution. National Geographic ended the article with, “As well as providing valuable new evidence for the evolution of birds… the latest study offers an intriguing new theory that will motivate paleontologists to look harder and farther to find more fossils.” They desperately need more fossils, the lead author said. “We can only get so close to understanding the brains of the earliest birds with the sample of known species currently available.”We sincerely hope you enjoyed this bedtime story. Some day, if you think real hard, you might survive an extinction, too. You might outlive the bobble-headed professors who teach Darwinist nonsense in academia, oblivious to the fact that it is imploding.(Visited 8 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

National Geographic lauds activist

first_imgSinger and Aids activist Zinhle Thabethe in full flight in the documentary film iThemba/Hope.Janine ErasmusThe National Geographic Society has named South African HIV/Aids activist Zinhle Thabethe as one of its Emerging Explorers for 2008, as part of a programme that recognises and supports uniquely gifted individuals from fields as diverse as music, space exploration, anthropology and mountaineering.Diagnosed with HIV in 2001, Thabethe (30) works with HIV/Aids awareness programme iTeach, an initiative of Harvard Medical School in the US. The organisation focuses its activities exclusively on KwaZulu-Natal, a province hit hard by the HIV/Aids pandemic, operating out of Edendale Hospital in Pietermaritzburg.Launched in 2004 as part of National Geographic’s mission of “inspiring people to care about the planet”, every year Emerging Explorers honours a select group of outstanding young pacesetters who are making a difference in their chosen fields. Each of them, the society says, has the potential to become an Edmund Hillary, Jacques Cousteau or Dian Fossey.Candidates are nominated by a global network of experts, with no unsolicited applications considered. National Geographic looks for innovators who stand on the threshold of a promising career in exploration and whose recent accomplishments show a potential for future breakthroughs. They are given a grant of US$10 000 (about R76 000) to help them fulfil that promise.At iTeach, Thabethe works with those infected with HIV, inspiring and educating them, and helping them to access treatment.She is also a leading member of the 30-member Sinikithemba Choir, based at the Sinikithemba HIV/Aids Christian Care Centre. All the choir members are HIV-positive.Sinikithemba, which means “we bring hope”, is linked to the McCord Hospital in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal. The hospital specialises in treating Aids patients: some 70% of its admissions HIV-related and about 40% of women who give birth there are infected.Sending out a global messageSinikithemba’s mission is to treat the person as well as the illness, helping the HIV-positive to live a normal and productive life. The organisation’s choir uses music to challenge prejudice against those with HIV/Aids.“By living and performing publicly as HIV-positive people, we show that Aids can be a controllable, treatable disease,” Thabethe says. “People can live productively, positively, and be happy for the moments they have.”The choir has performed with Sir Elton John, and sang at the opening session of the 10th annual Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections, held in Boston in 2003, where they shared the stage with Bill Clinton. The former president’s Clinton Foundation works towards not only treating Aids but also preventing its spread.Thabethe and the Sinikithemba Choir were featured in an hour-long documentary titled iThemba: Hope, which chronicles the choir’s work in the fight against HIV/Aids. The film has been screened at film festivals across the world, including the Media That Matters festival, the Alliance Francaise French festival held in South Africa, and the film festival hosted at the 2005 International Conference on Aids and Sexually Transmitted Infections in Africa in Abuja, Nigeria.Living with HIVAfter an initial toxic reaction to her treatment, Thabethe is now on a successful antiretroviral programme that helps her avoid opportunistic infections such as tuberculosis, pneumonia and meningitis.Since her diagnosis in 2001 she has educated herself about her condition and the ways in which it can be managed. She has overcame a number of obstacles – limited education, poverty and ostracism by those around her – to establish herself as an inspiration to her community and country, showing them that antiretrovirals can make a difference, and that HIV need not be a death sentence.In an interview with National Geographic, Thabethe said it helps to understand the disease, the medication prescribed, and what is expected of patients.“I felt so much better, just having that knowledge,” she said. “That’s why I became a counsellor myself. I tell patients that I may not feel their pain, but I know what they are going through and can help support and guide them.”The other Emerging Explorers awarded for 2008 are zoologist and physiological ecologist Martin Wikelski, biological anthropologist Jill Pruetz, and social environmental advocate Alexandra Cousteau, all from the US; Australian marine conservationist Brad Norman; Brazilian sustainable agriculture and development experts Cid Simoes and Paola Segura; wildlife conservationist Hammerskjoeld Simwinga from Zambia; Mongolian environmental conservationist Tsetsegee Munkhbayar; and new media cultural storytellers Sol Guy and Josh Thome from Canada.Do you have queries or comments about this article? Email Janine Erasmus at janinee@mediaclubsouthafrica.com. Related articlesHIV/Aids in South AfricaHealthcare in South AfricaUseful linksNational GeographicThe Positive Moms FoundationiThemba film projectWilliam J. Clinton FoundationSinikithemba iTeachEdendale HospitalUnicefWorld Health OrganisationDepartment of Health15th Retrovirus ConferenceAVERTMedia That Matters film festivallast_img read more