Federal Government and B.C. Hydro to invest in clean energy for natural gas sites in Peace Region

first_imgThe Federal Government is providing up to $83.6 million for this project through the Investing in Canada Plan, while B.C. Hydro is providing the remaining $205.4 million. VANCOUVER, B.C. – The Federal Government and B.C. Hydro have announced that they will be providing funding for the Peace Region Electricity Supply Project to make natural gas sites within the Peace Region more environmentally friendly.Currently, the majority of natural gas sites within the Peace rely on diesel generators to power the sites.With this funding, the plan is to switch these sites from diesel generated to hydro generated by expanding the existing transmission infrastructure and building two parallel 230-kilovolt power lines between the future Site C Substation near Fort St. John and the existing Groundbirch Substation, located about 30 kilometres east of Chetwynd.- Advertisement -According to the Government, once complete, industries and businesses in the Peace Region will have access to a cleaner supply of energy to power their operations, reducing greenhouse gas emissions by up to 2.6 megatonnes per year.Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Natural Resources, says transitioning to cleaner electricity is essential to protecting the environment.“Transitioning to cleaner electricity is essential to protecting the environment, creating more sustainable communities and building a clean future for our kids and grandkids. This important project will encourage Canadian businesses to transition to renewable energy, boosting the economic growth in the Peace Region and promoting a greener way of life for all British Columbians.”Advertisementlast_img read more

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Brazil, Belgium target W Cup quarters after Spain bow out

first_img0Shares0000Brazil’s Neymar (L) and Marcelo take part in a training session in Samara, on July 1, on the eve of their Russia 2018 World Cup round of 16 match against Mexico © AFP / Fabrice COFFRINISAMARA, Russian Federation, Jul 2 – Brazil will look to keep their bid for a record sixth World Cup crown on track when they face Mexico on Monday with a quarter-final place at stake after seeing Spain join the list of contenders to be eliminated.Monday’s other last-16 game sees a much-fancied Belgium take on a Japan side who are dreaming of reaching the quarters for the first time after scraping through their group thanks to their fair-play record. While Neymar’s Brazil, and a Belgian outfit inspired by Eden Hazard and Romelu Lukaku, are both expected to advance, events of the weekend have shown that nothing can be taken for granted.Spain, the 2010 winners, were stunned on Sunday as they lost on penalties to Russia in Moscow, with Igor Akinfeev the hero for the hosts, saving two spot-kicks.Russia won 4-3 in the shoot-out after the tie ended 1-1 at the Luzhniki Stadium, and will now play Croatia in the last eight.Mexico’s players take part to a training session in Samara on July 1, on the eve of their Russia 2018 World Cup round of 16 match against Brazil © AFP / Benjamin CREMELCroatia also won on penalties, defeating Denmark 3-2 in the shoot-out following another 1-1 draw, with Luka Modric having a spot-kick saved late in extra time.They look like serious contenders, while for Spain their elimination is a disaster — they had been considered among the favourites but had their preparations ruined when coach Julen Lopetegui was sensationally sacked on the eve of the tournament.They join 2014 winners Germany, Argentina and European champions Portugal in being knocked out of a competition for which neither Italy nor the Netherlands — two of the great World Cup names — even qualified.Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, the two great individuals of the last decade, have gone home, their hopes of ever winning the World Cup probably over.But Neymar is still dreaming of leading Brazil to glory, and his side take on Mexico in the Volga river port city of Samara (1400 GMT). Coach Tite insists his talisman is now approaching his best form again, four months after undergoing surgery on a fractured foot.“Now, he’s returned to a very high level. He’s played a lot… I told him, and he knows, about the price he’s had to pay to get back to this level,” said Tite.– Can Mexico break curse? –Belgium’s Eden Hazard (front R) watches Vincent Kompany during a team training session in Rostov-on-Don on July 1, on the eve of their Russia 2018 World Cup round of 16 match against Japan © AFP / Filippo MONTEFORTEBrazil will be without left-back Marcelo due to a back problem, so Filipe Luis will take his place against a Mexico side not to be taken lightly.These teams drew 0-0 in the group stage of the last World Cup, and Mexico qualified for the last 16 here at the expense of Germany, beating the holders 1-0 in Moscow in their opening game.Now, ‘El Tri’ are bidding to end the ‘Curse of the Fifth Game’ — they have never made it to the quarter-finals of a World Cup on foreign soil and have suffered six consecutive eliminations in the first knockout round, not managing to reach that fifth game.However, coach Juan Carlos Osorio said he was not concerned about past history.“We don’t talk about that to our players. We spoke about the possibility of coming up against Brazil a few months ago, and here we are,” he said.The winner of that tie will go on to face the winner of Monday’s other game, which sees Belgium meet Japan in Rostov-on-Don (1800 GMT).Japan’s players take part in a training session in Rostov-on-Don on July 1, 2018, on the eve of their Russia 2018 World Cup round of 16 match against Belgium © AFP / Filippo MONTEFORTERoberto Martinez’s dangerous side have lived up to their billing so far, winning all three group games. A host of key players were rested for the 1-0 victory against England, including Hazard, Lukaku and Kevin De Bruyne, but they will return here.However, Adnan Januzaj, who scored the winner in that match, has suffered a knee knock in training.This might be the best chance for Belgium’s ‘golden generation’ to win a major trophy after being eliminated in the last eight at the 2014 World Cup and Euro 2016.“This is our time to shine, definitely. We have top players and we play as a group, especially after the win over England,” said Chelsea star Hazard.“It’s in our hands, we need to give everything and see what happens.”Japan reached this stage in controversial manner, by virtue of collecting fewer yellow cards in the group phase than Senegal. They have never won a knockout-round game at the competition.“Maybe Belgium feel the tournament is starting after their three wins, but I’d like to feel we are on a par with them. We have played to our best, but the players have something more to offer,” said coach Akira Nishino.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Tottenham understood to have finally made Grealish move

first_img Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade no dice gameday Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card John Terry quit Villa after the heart-breaking play-off final defeat, and Grealish could be set to follow him out of the door How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes TOTTENHAM NEWS possible standings ALTERED However, as Sir Alex Ferguson has previously explained, it can be painful dealing with the White Hart Lane chief.Steve Bruce, the Championship club’s manager, naturally does not want to sell his best player.“You can’t replace him, it’s as simple as that,” he said after the club’s 3-1 win at Hull on Monday night where the away fans clapped him off and sang ‘we want you to stay’.“We understand the human side of him. He wants to play in the Premier League, in Europe, in the Champions League,” Bruce added.“It’s all natural, but he’s an Aston Villa fan, his family are Aston Villa through and through — they were probably in the away end tonight — so it’s an emotional thing for him but he’s young and ambitious.“I’m sure it will be a fraught two or three days before the window closes but the owners have been clear they want him to stay and that’s what we will try and do. At the moment there is no decision to be made because the figures that are being talked about, the owners aren’t even blinking.”Had Villa made it to the Premier League last season, there is a belief that Grealish would have remained with his boyhood club, but Fulham triumphed in the play-off final at Wembley, reducing him to tears. Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? REVEALED Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT punished Tottenham have made a late move to finally seal the transfer of Jack Grealish.The 22-year-old midfielder has been linked with the club all summer and is understood to be keen to make the step up to the Premier League.According to the Telegraph, Spurs have tabled a £25million offer and chairman Daniel Levy will now wait to see if Villa’s new owners, the billionaire duo of Nassef Sawiris and Wes Edens, will take it or try and extract more for their main asset. smart causal REVEALED 1 gameday cracker targets Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Tottenham issue immediate ban to supporter who threw cup at Kepa Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener last_img read more

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4 seeking high school district board seats

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week But Anderson said his legal experience helps the board in its decision-making. “The superintendent and others have said that more than once my insights have been very helpful because we have thorny legal issues to deal with once in a while,” he said. Baird said legal experience isn’t that meaningful, but he also brings business experience to the board. “I’ve got my finger on the pocket book,” he said. “I know from experience how you get the best bang for your dollar. It’s through long-term planning.” Morales points to his experience as an educator. WHITTIER — Are there too many lawyers on the Whittier Union High School District’s school board? Challenger Brian Beelner believes so and is basing his campaign for one of three open board seats on the fact that two attorneys on the board is too many. The two attorneys, Leighton Anderson and Jeff Baird, are incumbents. Educator Alex Morales is the third incumbent seeking re-election; all three are seeking third terms. “I’m a licensed certified public accountant,” Beelner said. “I’m running against two attorneys (Anderson and Baird). The three incumbents don’t have the financial expertise I have. I don’t think an attorney or an educator (Morales) has the experience that I have.” “I have served on a K-8 school district board. I’ve served on a community college board. I teach at a university. And I work with schools throughout the state and even in the country,” Morales said. All three incumbents also point to the 454-point gain in the district’s Academic Performance Index scores. It was the largest gain among all Los Angeles County students. “We have turned the corner, as far as the state and federal mandates for high-stakes tests,” Morales said. But Beelner said the test scores still weren’t good enough. “Seven percent of our students are proficient in geometry,” he said. “The state average is 22 percent. That doesn’t show the level of proficiency I would like to see in our school district.” Mike Sprague can be reached at (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3022, or by e-mail at mike.sprague@sgvn.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

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OUTRAGED RESIDENTS TAKE TO THE STREETS OVER ‘KILLER’ BRIDGE

first_imgA lorry tries to navigate around Cockhill Bridge in Buncrana as protestors look on.Outraged residents have staged another protest at Cockhill Bridge in Buncrana to highlight the dangers of the structure.The protestors say it is only a matter of time before someone is seriously injured or worse on the bridge which has no pedestrian access.They say a petition signed by 2,500 locals has already been to the council, but nothing has been done to date. This man makes his feelings about the bridge known in writing.The protestors commissioned a special cameraman to take an aerial view of the situation which highlights the dangers for families in the area.A spokesman said “What has to happen before the council realise that this is a death trap? People in Buncrana are fed up but still outraged that we are being ignored.“We will continue to protest and make our feelings known until this bridge is upgraded or replaced.”The large crowd which turned out at Cockhill Bridge yesterday.  OUTRAGED RESIDENTS TAKE TO THE STREETS OVER ‘KILLER’ BRIDGE was last modified: September 14th, 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:buncranaCockhill Bridgedonegalprotestlast_img read more

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Get €200 worth of Smiths Toys Vouchers!

first_imgThe Donegal County Childcare Committee are delighted to announce the launch of their new Parent’s Portal, and to celebrate they are hosting a competition to win vouchers for Smiths Toys Superstores.There are three vouchers up for grabs which could make some lucky parents and kids very happy, click here to find out more about the great giveaway: www.donegalchildcare.com/parentsThe DCCC Parent’s Portal has been specifically designed as a ‘One-Stop-Shop’ for parents/guardians to access the information you need regarding childcare in County Donegal. Topics covered by the interactive Parent’s Portal include choosing childcare and the types of childcare available in your area, the types of childcare funding that you may be eligible for, special educational needs assistance (AIM), preschool education and child wellbeing. The ‘Latest News’ and ‘Wellbeing’ sections are constantly updated with helpful information, articles and news on childcare both locally and nationally. The new Portal also contains social media buttons such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn to make it easier for you to share information.The Parent’s Portal is accessible through a link on the main DCCC website and also at the URL http://www.donegalchildcare.com/parents/ Get €200 worth of Smiths Toys Vouchers! was last modified: October 28th, 2016 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)last_img read more

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Irish Water unveil new traffic plans as Letterkenny gridlock continues

first_imgIrish Water has announced a number of minor changes to the current upgrade projects that have caused gridlock in Letterkenny in recent months.There have been calls for the disruptive works on Pearse Road to stop this week as local businesses suffer loses of up to 30%.Irish Water revealed new traffic management plans at a meeting with Letterkenny municipal district councillors this morning. The authority said that the left hand turn from Paddy Harte Road into the Pearse Road will not be reinstated until mid—July.Works on the sewer upgrade will also be extended to Saturdays.They confirmed that the project will cease for the Donegal International Rally and the weekend of July 12.Irish Water has apologised for the inconvenience of works and thanked the Letterkenny Chamber of Commerce, traders and elected officials for the ongoing engagement throughout the project. They said they will also continue to work with An Garda Siochána to facilitate the free movement of traffic around the town.Letterkenny businesses call for roadworks to stop as jobs threatened     Irish Water unveil new traffic plans as Letterkenny gridlock continues was last modified: June 14th, 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:Irish Waterletterkennyroadworkslast_img read more

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South Africa backs budding artists

first_img26 October 2015 Building a thriving arts industry would help youth stay away from crime, said Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa at a meeting in Nyanga, a township in Cape Town, in Western Cape, on Friday, 23 October.His department was helping artists, he said, by honing the musical skills of the youth and teaching them how to create businesses in the arts.It had initiated sectorial and provincial consultations throughout the country because it was busy reviewing the White Paper on Arts, Culture and Heritage.Issues raisedCommunity members brought up challenges they faced, including a lack of access to information regarding opportunities the department offered, a lack of rehearsal space and being unable to access funding for cultural projects and events.“I have spoken to your community leaders and I know some of your challenges,” the minister said. “We are not here to make speeches, we are here to listen to your concerns and to see how we can help you with some of your challenges.”What’s being doneEstablished musicians such as Sipho “Hotstix” Mabuse would hold music workshops to mentor young talent. The help from experienced musicians would also ensure that skills were passed on to current and future generations, the minister said.“An idle mind is a dangerous mind,” he cautioned.Source: South African Government News Agencylast_img read more

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Farmers Table event in NE Ohio

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Fresh, local, summer ingredients from northeast Ohio will be the inspiration for a unique farm to table culinary experience this August that celebrates Ohio farms and flavors.The Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association (OEFFA) is partnering with Maplestar Farm and The Driftwood Group for The Farmers’ Table on Sunday, August 30 at 4 p.m. The event will take place in western Geauga County at Maplestar Farm in Auburn Township.Guests will take a guided tour of Maplestar Farm’s organic fields, sample carefully crafted hors d’oeuvres, and enjoy beer, wine, and tea before sitting down to an exciting four course meal prepared by Erik Martinez, Executive Chef at Cibréo Italian Kitchen, featuring wine pairings.The event will also feature special guest Alan Guebert, award-winning syndicated agricultural journalist and OEFFA 2015 conference keynote speaker, who will offer a hearty toast to local food. Following the dinner, he’ll be signing his new book, The Land of Milk and Uncle Honey, and sharing stories. The book was recently included on Bon Appetit Magazine‘s 20 Food Books to Read This Summer, LA Magazine‘s Top 10 Summer Books for Foodies, and Food Tank’s Summer Reading List.Tickets are $125 per person or $1,000 for a table of 8. All proceeds support OEFFA’s work to grow Ohio’s sustainable and organic agriculture movement.For more information or to purchase tickets, go to www.oeffa.org/FarmersTable, call (614) 421-Ext. 206, or email dinner@oeffa.org.last_img read more

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Geocaching country souvenir: Morocco

first_imgThe Ouzoud Waterfalls are located in the epitome of an oasis, surrounded by trees and vibrant desert life. This is a multi-tiered waterfall system and the EarthCache on-site educates you on how it formed. By the clockTraditional | GC6XQRB | by Aziz2002 | D1.5 / T1.5The 20 m (66 ft) tall clock tower in downtown Casablanca is one of the most recognizable architectural landmarks in the famous city. If you’re touring the area, be sure to snag this nano before you leave and snap a photo to remember the square. Olive treeMystery Cache | GC5CCQ3 | by lingbeek | D4.5 / T4.5The Menara Gardens has an iconic reflecting pool with views of the Atlas Mountains in the background. To solve this Mystery Cache, you’ll need to branch out. Within the garden there are several olive trees and if you’re lucky you just might find the right one, but we’d recommend trying to solve the coordinates. We announced five new Geocaching country souvenirs on Monday, December 10, 2018. If you have found a geocache in any of these countries, you automatically receive the souvenir on your profile. Check out all of the Geocaching souvenirs here.Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedGeocaching country souvenir: MaltaDecember 7, 2017In “News”Five new Geocaching country souvenirs for 2018December 10, 2018In “News”Geocaching country souvenir: ChileDecember 10, 2018In “News” Morocco Geocaching country souvenirMorocco is known for its sweeping desert landscapes, towering mountains, and ancient cities. Within the same country, you could be shivering cold while someone else is putting sunscreen on to protect them from the sun’s rays. Many Hollywood movies have taken place here and Morocco hosts nine UNESCO World Heritage sites. Now, it has another accolade: an official Geocaching country souvenir. Here are a few facts about this beautiful country:Marrakech, Morocco, also referred to as the “Red City,” requires sun protection all year-round due to the intense sun.The city of Casablanca was made famous by the Hollywood film of the same name starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman. It is regarded as one of the best films of all time and won the Academy Award for Best Motion Picture in 1942. Morocco has its highs and lows in terms of elevation. Jebel Toubkal is the highest point in the country at a prominent 4,165 m (13,665 ft) and at its lowest point is Sebkha Tah dipping below sea level by 55 m (180 ft). This country also hosts Africa’s highest ski resort. center_img There’s a lot of ground to cover in Morocco, here are three geocaches recommended for you:Ouzoud WaterfallsEarthCache | GC21VQ7 | by Silvana | D2 / T2last_img read more

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