Huskies looking to sweep away Wolves on Saturday night

first_imgThe opening game of the series was a 6-3 win for Fort St. John, and the Huskies improved on that effort in game two as they won 9-2.Waiting for Fort St. John in the second round is the Grande Prairie JDA Kings who swept the Sexsmith Vipers in three games to advance.Saturday’s game can be heard live on Moose FM with the pregame show at 7:45 p.m., and the opening faceoff at 8. If necessary, game four would be Sunday afternoon at 1:30, also live on Moose FM with the pregame beginning at 1:15 p.m.- Advertisement –last_img

Fire forces out convalescent patients

first_imgCaregivers moved patients lying in rolling beds and sitting in wheelchairs, taking them down an incline and into the shade at the front of the hospital. A few elderly women in the rolling beds had linen over the heads to protect them from the sun. With everyone in the shade, caregivers stood by patients and attended to their needs. Patient Angelique Wynn, 27, who was in a wheelchair, said she went to sleep with a migraine and was awakened by nurses saying there was a fire. “I thought I was dreaming at first,” she said. “I’m upset because my dad’s going to come here and he’s going to freak when he sees all these cops.” Workers stripping paint from the roof with heat guns sparked the fire, English said. Small portions of the roof and attic burned, and the fire caused about $85,000 in damage, she said. (661) 257-5253 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! NEWHALL – Workers stripping paint at the Santa Clarita Convalescent Hospital sparked a small fire Tuesday that forced the evacuation of nearly 100 patients, authorities said. The fire started about 1:45 p.m., and was quickly extinguished, said Stephanie English, a spokeswoman for the county Fire Department. Most of the building was still inhabitable, so nearly all the 92 patients at the hospital were moved back inside by 3:15 p.m. About 15 patients were moved to nearby facilities operated by the company that runs the hospital, and two needing life support were taken to Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital, English said. last_img read more

FA gives United, City more time to explain bust-up

first_imgVictory sparked mass celebrations from City. United are understood to have taken exception to how their visitors conducted themselves in and around the dressing room area.Milk and water were reportedly thrown at United boss Jose Mourinho after a confrontation with City goalkeeper Ederson and this allegedly escalated into altercation involving up to 20 players and staff in a crowded corridor.City coach Mikel Arteta was reportedly left with a cut below his eye after being hit by a plastic bottle.The FA had asked for a response from the clubs by Wednesday but they have been given until two extra days to provide observations on the alleged fracas.“Manchester United and Manchester City have both been given extra time to provide their observations following reports of an incident after Sunday’s game. They now have until 6:00 pm on Friday 15 December,” the FA said in a statement.Mourinho has dismissed claims his players were in the wrong during the chaotic post-match confrontation that overshadowed the derby.City manager Guardiola has also defended his players, although he has offered an apology to United.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000The match between Manchester United and Manchester City on December 10, 2017, was overshadowed by a chaotic post-match confrontation © AFP/File / Oli SCARFFLONDON, United Kingdom, Dec 13 – The Football Association on Wednesday gave Manchester United and Manchester City extra time to explain the ugly post-match scenes at Old Trafford following victory for Pep Guardiola’s team.Runaway Premier League leaders City opened an 11-point gap over second-placed United with their 2-1 win on Sunday.last_img read more

Teams will have to ‘kick, battle and bite’ to beat Man City this season, talkSPORT told

first_imgManchester City’s Premier League rivals will have to play dirty to halt the Blues this season following their rip roaring start to the campaign, believes club legend Rodney Marsh.Manuel Pellegrini’s side sit top of the table with six points after storming their opening two games, following up a 3-0 victory over West Brom with a stunning win over Chelsea by the same scorline.The likes of David Silva and Yaya Toure were irresistible in those games, while Vincent Kompany has recovered from a below-par campaign to again prove why he is regarded as one of the league’s best centre-backs.And, after losing their top flight title to Chelsea last season, Marsh believes City will be a force to be reckoned with as they seek to reclaim the crown.“I think this year, when you play against Man City the biggest thing you’re going to have to do is stop them playing,” he told the Sports Bar.“All this about trying to outplay teams – no. When you play Man City, you’ve got to kick David Silva, you’ve got to battle and bit and stop them from playing first because they just look sensational .“In the first two games of the season, David Silva has been absolutely outstanding – they couldn’t live with him at West Brom and he was brilliant again against Chelsea, they were breath-taking.“They’re absolutely flying and I don’t see that stopping either, they look like they could go and beat anybody, anywhere at the moment.”Listen to Rodney Marsh on Manchester City and Chelsea’s start to the season IN FULL above…last_img read more


first_imgEunan McBrearty being led away to prison last night. Pic by Northwest Newspix.Friends of a drunk driver pleaded with him not to drive a car he had bought for €175 minutes before he crashed it killing one of his friends.Eunan McBrearty was jailed for three and half years and banned from driving for 20 years yesterday after pleading guilty to dangerous driving causing the death of Bobby Rodgers. McBrearty, now 27, was already disqualified from driving when he crashed the 1995 Opel Astra at Murlog, Lifford in May, 2012.Some of the first people on the scene were relatives of the dead man.McBrearty, who admitted drinking beer and vodka before he crashed, appeared at Letterkenny Circuit Court yesterday for sentence after pleading guilty to the charge at a previous court sitting.Sgt Maurice Doyle outlined the chain of events which led to the death of Mr Rodgers.He revealed how McBrearty and the two other passengers in the car, the late Mr Rodgers and another man, Paul Carolyn, were also thrown from the vehicle when it crashed around lunchtime on May 6th.Just minutes beforehand, members of Mr Carolyn’s family had pleaded with the men not to get into the car after they had been drinking and had even tried to take the car keys from them.When the car would not start, the three then pushed the vehicle before it ‘push-started.’Minutes later there were scenes of carnage when the car flipped over after failing to take a bend at Murlog on the N14 road between Lifford and Letterkenny.Mr Rodgers died instantly at the scene while the two other men received serious injuries.McBrearty didn’t remember anything about the crash when he woke up in hospital.Sgt Doyle said a forensic examination  of the scene said the estimated maximum speed for safely negotiating the bend on which the car crashed was 125kph which suggested the car had been traveling at a greater speed.A victim impact statement was read out on behalf of the man killed in the incident.It described the late Bobby Rodgers as the main character in his house as he was always laughing and joking.He was the third youngest in a family of nine children and his sudden death left his parents and brothers and sisters simply devastated.The statement also condemned McBrearty, of Woodthorpe, Newtowncunningham, saying that he now lived close to their family home, was back driving and had shown little remorse for his actions.Passing sentence, a clearly annoyed and exasperated Judge John O’Hagan asked “What is it about Donegal and young people that they want to go out and destroy each other?”He said he had been assigned to the Northern Circuit of the Circuit Court Service for the past eight years and there has not been one time when he did not hear a case of dangerous driving causing death or something similar.Mr Rodgers died in the crashHe specifically referred to the case of Shaun Kelly in which eight people had lost their lives in Inishowen in 2010.“I’ve tried to send out message to stop this carnage on the roads. I might as well be talking to that wall. What do I have to do to send this message down to these young people to tell them to stop?” he asked.He then sentenced McBrearty to four years in prison and suspended the final six months while also disqualifying him from driving for 20 years.DISQUALIFIED DRIVER KILLS PAL IN €175 CAR AFTER DRINKING SPREE was last modified: January 29th, 2016 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:Bobby rodgerscrashdrink driverEunan McBreartyjailedLetterkenny Circuit CourtMurloglast_img read more


first_imgDeclan Nee (Benny Southstreet), Chris Duddy (Nicely Nicely Johnson) and Kevin Shields (Rusty Charlie) pictured during rehearsals for the forthcoming production of Guys and Dolls in An Grianán Theatre. A feast of music, dancing and comedy is in store at An Grianán Theatre from March 4-8 when Letterkenny Musical Society follow up their recent sold-out hit performances of Annie, Oliver and Calamity Jane with a stunning production of the Broadway smash-hit Guys and Dolls.Famed for their amazing shows, Letterkenny Musical Society (LMS) has again pulled out all the stops with this year’s much-loved classic and once more they have found fresh and exciting new talent to add to their experienced group of versatile performers. Auditions for the various roles began back in September and since then, the entire cast has been working on the forthcoming production that’s certain to be another show stopping success.Under the keen eye of Director Billy Patterson and Producer Noel O’Donnell, the energetic and talented bunch of singers and actors have put together a version of Guys and Dolls that you really do not want to miss.Giles Murray (Nathan Detroit), Maria Rushe (Miss Adelaide), Julianna Ayton (Sarah Brown) and Mark Leonard (Sky Masterson) who play the lead roles in the forthcoming production of Guys and Dolls in An Grianán Theatre from March 4-8.Fresh from an acclaimed performance as Wild Bill Hickock in Calamity Jane, Giles Murray superbly plays the role of Nathan Detroit who is desperately trying to find a venue to host an illegal crap game, while at the same time trying to avoid the long-arm of the law in the guise of Lieutenant Brannigan played by Donal Kavanagh.Maria Rushe is delightful in the role of Nathan Detroit’s long-suffering girlfriend Miss Adelaide who is determined to see Detroit give up his gambling ways and finally commit to her by getting married. But with high rollers in town, Detroit can’t resist the opportunity to make a fortune. With his sidekicks Benny Southstreet, played by Declan Nee, and Nicely-Nicely Johnson, played by Chris Duddy, they set in motion a plan to get the dough needed to arrange the game.That plan involves making a bet with the highest-roller of them all, Sky Masterson, played splendidly by Mark Leonard who made his debut with LMS in Calamity Jane last year.All he has to do is manage to convince straight-laced Salvation Army Mission leader, Sarah Brown, to come on a date with him and the ball is set in motion for fun, frivolity and of course love.Julianna Ayton, who played Calamity Jane to rave reviews last year, excels once again as Sarah and she is supported superbly by a fantastic Salvation Army Mission crew including Emer McGeehin as Agatha and Joe Harley as Arvide Abernathy, who melts hearts with a beautiful love song.Nicola McBride is excellent again as General Matilda B Cartwright, while Patrick Quinn as Harry the Horse, Kevin Shields as Rusty Charlie and Cathal Quinn as Big Jule are just a few of the crapshooters Nathan Detroit is hoping to snag into his illegal game.As usual the LMS have built the foundations for this superb show on excellent music, with the astounding harmonies once again creatively sewn together by musical director Gerard Bradley. Maria Rushe, meanwhile, not only plays a leading role, but is also responsible for the sensational vibrant dancing in her role as the show’s choreographer.Add in a visually delightful opening scene, crap shooters, hotbox dancing girls, and an action-packed Cuban bar scene and there’s a sure-fire recipe for one astonishing show in An Grianán Theatre next week.Of course early booking is advisable because the last three LMS productions sold out in a flash. Tickets for this must-see musical are available by contacting the box office at An Grianán 0035374 9120777 or online at angrianan.comGiles Murray (Nathan Detroit) and Declan Nee (Benny Southstreet) pictured during rehearsals for the forthcoming production of Guys and Dolls in An Grianán Theatre.THE ‘GUYS AND DOLLS’ OF LETTERKENNY MUSICAL SOCIETY TO DELIVER AGAIN! was last modified: February 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:Guys and DollsLetterkenny Musical Societylast_img read more


first_imgSpeculation is rife that the Catholic chapel at Letterkenny General Hospital is to close.A request for a response to rising speculation sent to the HSE by Donegal Daily yesterday morning (Thurs) has still not been responded to.However, it has now been revealed that plans have been forwarded as part of the rebuild of the hospital to replace the Catholic Church with a ‘Peace Room.’ This room will cater for all religious denominations.The chapel has been closed since the horrific floods in July wrecked many parts of the hospital.A number of people contacted Donegal Daily about the reports of a ‘downgrading’ of the chapel.Many have pointed out that many elderly people of Catholic background use the chapel on a regular basis. At present people have to go across the road to St Conals chapel for prayers.However, it was always assumed the chapel would be rebuilt like many other parts of the hospital as part of the €30 million refit. UNREST AS CHAPEL AT LETTERKENNY HOSPITAL TO BE ‘DOWNGRADED’ was last modified: December 13th, 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:chapelcloseLetterkenny General Hospitalpeace roomlast_img read more

High hopes for inspiring finalists in Good Causes Awards

first_imgThree Donegal-based non-profit groups have their fingers crossed as they hope for success in the finals of the National Lottery Good Causes Awards.Representatives from Donegal G.A.P Heritage and History Group; Liquid Therapy and Involve youth project were put through their paces as part of the judging for the finals of the awards which take place in Dublin on Saturday 2nd November.The judging panel, chaired by broadcaster and businesswoman Norah Casey, last week spent two days in Athlone meeting the 36 finalists from all over Ireland. The National Lottery Good Causes Awards are aimed at honouring the inspiring work and achievements of thousands of projects, clubs and individuals from all over Ireland who with the help of National Lottery Good Causes funding have had an extraordinary impact on their local communities.Nearly 30 cent in every €1 spent on National Lottery games goes back to Good Causes all over the country.Liquid Therapy is a not for profit foundation that provides ocean, surf, and water therapy for young people with physical, emotional, behavioural or intellectual needs. Good Causes funding allowed it provide surf boards and body suits for a growing number of members. Liquid Therapy will be one of six finalists in the Sport category.Donegal GAP History and Heritage Group, which is a finalist in the heritage category, is a non-profit voluntary community group primarily based in the Glenties, Ardara and Portnoo (GAP) areas of South West, Donegal. The group aims to research, develop, protect and promote the built heritage of GAP and the surrounding areas Involve is a youth project with recognises the equality of the Traveller Community by providing programmes, initiatives and services that promote the participation and inclusion of the Traveller Community in Irish Society. Involve will be in the Youth category in the final.The awards have six categories: Sport, Health & Wellbeing, Heritage, Arts & Culture, Community and Youth. A seventh category, Irish Language, will have a special award to be announced on the night at the Awards final, in recognition of outstanding work done in the promotion of the Irish Language.Each national category winner will receive €10,000 while the overall Good Cause of the Year will get an additional €25,000 on top of this. The winners will be announced at a Gala Awards event in the Clayton Burlington Hotel in Dublin on Saturday 2nd November.Awards chairman Norah Casey said the judging panel had an incredibly hard job deciding on the winners for the awards and said: “We were blown away by the 36 presentations. Each of the groups we met are doing amazing work in their communities and were all winners in their own rights. The work that is being done all over Ireland with the help of National Lottery Good Causes funding is truly humbling and outstanding. I wish the representatives from all 36 organisations all the best of luck on the night.”High hopes for inspiring finalists in Good Causes Awards was last modified: October 25th, 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 GAP History and Heritage Groupinvolveliquid therapyNational Lottery Good Causes Awardslast_img read more

Half-time: PSG 1 Chelsea 1

first_imgEden Hazard equalised with a 27th-minute penalty and then hit the woodwork as Chelsea recovered from a nightmare start to the Champions League quarter-final first leg in Paris.The Blues, playing without a recognised striker after Fernando Torres was left on the bench, went behind in the fourth minute.John Terry’s weak header dropped to Ezequiel Lavezzi and the Argentine fired home with a classy half-volley from 10 yards out.Chelsea will be without Ramires for the second leg after the Brazilian was yellow-carded following a foul on Lavezzi.But their prospects ahead of that return leg improved when Hazard scored from the spot – his 17th goal of the season – after Thiago Silva brought down Oscar.Having made such a strong start, Paris St-Germain faded and struggled to get strikers Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Edinson Cavani into the game.And Hazard almost put his side ahead with a stunning left-footed volley against the post after the Belgian had been found by Willian.Cavani appealed in vain for a penalty following a challenge from Gary Cahill moments before the interval.Chelsea: Cech; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta; Ramires, Luiz; Willian, Oscar, Hazard; Schurrle.Subs: Schwarzer, Kalas, Ake, Mikel, Lampard, Torres, Ba.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Video: South African design showcase

first_imgThe sixth annual Design Indaba Expo took place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from 27 February to 1 March 2009, showcasing the best in South African advertising, architecture, craft, decor, film, fashion, graphic design, interior design, jewellery, furniture, industrial and product design – all under one roof. Click arrow to play video.last_img