CORRECTION-RCMP search for stolen all terrain vehicles

first_imgThe RCMP are looking for your help after a snowmobile and an all terrain vehicle were stolen Saturday morning.- Advertisement -The Fort St. John RCMP received a complaint that a snowmobile and an all terrain vehicle were taken from a garage at a residence on the 269 road. The two vehicles were taken sometime between 7:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m on May 14.The all terrain vehicle is described as a green, 2010, Polaris “side by side” vehicle. This vehicle has recognizable damage and will be identifiable to police.The snowmobile is described as a blue, 2004, Polaris 800 snow machine. The RCMP believe the snowmobile was loaded into the rear of the side by side and driven away.  Police believe the value of the two vehicles is $20,000.Tracks from the home lead into the Clairmont Subdivision off the 269 road and the Alaska Highway just south of where the theft occurred.Advertisement Anyone who has any further information about this crime or observed anything unusual between the stated times is asked to call the RCMP. You can contact the RCMP at 250-787-8140 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at CORRECTION- RCMP have corrected their original press release regarding the two stolen vehicles. Authorities now say that the vehicles were a green, 2011 Polaris Ranger 400 “side by side” and a red/black 2010 Polaris Quad Sportsman 500.  last_img read more


first_imgThe acting Donegal coroner has refused a request to hold an inquest into missing Mary Boyle.The family of the six year old, who disappeared in 1977 at Cashelard, Ballyshannon, was hoping an inquest would reignite a Garda inquiry.But Dr Diarmuid Hegarty has contacted Mary’s twin sister Ann to say there was no evidence that the little Donegal girl was dead. It is understood Dr Hegarty took legal advice on Ann’s request but phoned Ann this week to say there would not be an inquest.Not all the Boyle family support the idea of seeking an inquest.Mary’s mother Ann does not want to accept her daughter may be dead and did not want to give the go-ahead for an inquest.The site at Cashelard which Gardai dug up in the search for missing Mary BoyleHowever sister Ann, 42, said she felt an inquest may aid any investigation into Mary’s disappearance. “There has been no sight nor sound of Mary in 36 years since she disappeared.“Nobody believes that she could still be alive. Most likely she is still somewhere on the mountain.“If there is no proof she is alive then an inquest can be held and a new Garda investigation launched, but the coroner told me there is no prospect of an inquest,” said Ann.There was concern among the Boyle family earlier this year when a new search of Cashelard took place.The dig took place in a field using a JCB and up to 14 Gardai. But some of the Boyle have made an official complaint to Gardai saying proper forensic protocols were not followed.DONEGAL CORONER REFUSES INQUEST FOR MISSING MARY BOYLE was last modified: July 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:Ann BoyleCashelardcoroner Diarmuid HegartyinquestMARY BOYLElast_img read more

Mum who crashed car with baby was four times over drink-drive limit

first_imgA young woman who crashed her car with her child on board was FOUR times over the legal drink-driving limit.Caroline Morrow appeared at Letterkenny District Court charged with drink-driving. Solicitor Rory O’Brien said his client had claimed she had only had two drinks but was also taking medication.Ms Morrow, aged 35, was driving in Stranorlar on August 26th last when she crashed her Vauxhall car into a parked vehicle.Her one-year-old child was in the back of the car during the collision but was unhurt.The court heard that Ms Morrow, from Oak Park in Convoy, had previously been disqualified from driving in 2015 for two years.Mr O’Brien said the incident had had a profound impact on his client’s life.“This has had a tremendous impact on her life and she has written a letter of apology to the court.“She works as a home help and is trying to get her life back on track but the loss of her car will have an impact on her also,” he said.Judge Paul Kelly pointed out to Mr O’Brien that his client was actually four times over the legal drink driving limit even though she claims she only had two drinks.“This is a very serious matter. She put her child in danger,” he said.He banned Ms Morrow from driving for three years and also fined her €250.Mum who crashed car with baby was four times over drink-drive limit was last modified: December 4th, 2018 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:Caroline MOrrowChildconvoycourtcrashdrink-drivnglast_img read more


first_imgMartin Regan has replaced Paddy Campbell as Naomh Conaill GAA Senior team manager.Martin Regan has been named as the Naomh Conaill GAA Senior Team manager for the forthcoming 2015 campaign.Regan’s appointment was ratified by the board during a meeting which was held last night.Regan takes over from Paddy Campbell who served as manager for two seasons. Naomh Conaill have an excellent squad filled with current Donegal stars and with a healthy underage system in place will be hoping to kick on next year.There are many GAA commentators in Donegal who feel Naomh Conaill should’ve won more than just TWO Donegal SFC titles in nine years, especially when you consider the success they’ve enjoyed at U21 level in particular.Regan will no doubt be targeting the Donegal SFC title, having narrowly exited the Donegal SFC at the semi-final juncture this year they’ be hoping to go all the way next year.With Leo McLoone, Dermot Molloy, Anthony Thompson and minor star Ethan O’Donnell in their ranks Naomh Conaill are as good as anyone on their day.  MARTIN REGAN NAMED AS NEW NAOMH CONAILL SENIOR TEAM MANAGER was last modified: December 9th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:GAAMartin ReganNaomh ConaillnewsSportlast_img read more


first_imgLetterkenny Town Council is to afford one of its last civic receptions to one of its best-known citizens – shopkeeper Paddy Delap.Paddy with one of his biggest fans, cyclist Phillip Deignan.The well-known businessman, who runs Clarke’s Newsagents at Lower Main Street, will be given the honour on Thursday next, May 15th.Paddy is being given the honour in recognition of his contribution to his community and also to his involvement with the Sligo to Letterkenny Charity Cycle. The charity cycle has raised a staggering €500,000 in the past 21 years in aid of Cancer Research.The reception will take place at the council chamber at 7pm.And Paddy, a staunch Man Utd fan, has even said that Liverpool fans will be welcome.  LETTERKENNY TO GIVE A CIVIC RECEPTION TO ONE OF ITS BEST-KNOWN CITIZENS was last modified: May 9th, 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:civic receotionLetterkenny Town CouncilPaddy Delaplast_img read more


first_imgPlaywright Brian Friel will be buried in Glenties, the town he chose as the setting for his best known and most loved works.The late Brian Friel.His, which will not include a church service, will take place from his home in Greencastle at 12.30pm for burial in Glenties cemetery at 3pm.Friel’s three best known works, “Dancing at Lughnasa,” “Philadelphia, Here I Come” and “Translations” were all set in a fictional town called Ballybeg. However, Ballybeg was in reality the town of Glenties, his mother’s hometown.Friel’s mother, Mary McLoone was a native of Glenties where she worked in the town’s Post Office.RTE last night showed the film ‘Dancing At Lughnasa’ as a tribute to the writer.BRIAN FRIEL TO BE BURIED IN HIS BELOVED GLENTIES was last modified: October 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:Brian FrielBURIELdeathGlentieslast_img read more

Power, Warriors renew rivalry as National Basketball League nears regular season close

first_imgFUBA National Basketball LeagueMTN Arena, LugogoFriday, 10-08-2018-UCU Lady Canons Vs Nkumba Lady Marines 06:00pm-Betway Power Vs Pemba Warriors @08:00pmLugogo – BetWay Power and Pemba Warriors will face off on Friday at the MTN Indoor Arena in one of the two games of the National Basketball League game.Seven league titles are shared between tonight’s opponents Betway Power (5) and Pemba Warriors (2).Table leaders Power will be playing their second last league game of the regular season – Power have won 17 of their 20 league games this season.Arnold Lando’s side has won four games on a trot since a 57-65 loss to City Oilers on July 20th. Power has beaten up on Rhino, Ndejje, JKL and UPDF Tomahawks.Warriors will look to avoid a second loss against Power this season. Warriors lost 78-82 when these teams met in the first round on May 25th.“The game plan is simple; stop Power’s transition game, said Warriors coach Ronnie Mutebi ahead of the game.“We have to beat the full court press or pressure defenseman and then keep power big men off the rebounds.”“We plan to box out and also get them into early foul trouble.”The Kyambogo side is on a three game winless streak with recent losses against KCCA, City Oilers and KIU Titans.The side is set to miss out on Deng Maker who is in the East Africa games, and Mike Otienno.Warriors, who have 9 wins from 16 games, will look to the armory of Amisi Saidi, Stanley Mugerwa, Syrus Kiviiri, and Mark Opiyo among others.Power may continue to miss Stephen Wundi, but Joseph Ikong Fahmy Ssebatindira, Geoffrey Soro, Paul Odong, Athiu Madol among others look a better roster, than Warriors’.In the first game of the day, defending champions in the ladies’ category UCU Lady Canons will take on Nkumba Lady Marines.Comments Tags: Betway PowerFUBA NBL 2018Pemba Warriorslast_img read more

Na konci cesty — Geocache of the Week

first_imgMysteryGC4QKMPby Bučáci Location:Plzensky kraj, Czech RepublicN 50° 00.401 E 013° 09.125 Continue to explore some of the most amazing geocaches around the world.Check out all of the Geocaches of the Week on the Geocaching blog. If you would like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, fill out this form.Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedThe Most Found Geocache in the WorldMay 19, 2013In “Community”Geocaching Connects Son to Father Lost in World War IINovember 10, 2011In “ Souvenirs”Underground — Geocache of the WeekFebruary 7, 2018In “Community” Cemetery in disrepair.Located in the western part of Bohemia in the Czech Republic, Manětín makes you feel as if you’ve travelled 300 years back in time.But in 2014, Koukl and art student Jakub Hadrava, who was studying sculpture at the University of West Bohemia, made headlines together with an otherworldly art installation at St. George’s church.Otherworldly art installation.Over two dozen plaster figures stand in the back, sit in pews, huddle together, and silently pray. The plaster casts also contain phosphorous that glows in the darkness of night. Words often used to describe the conceptual art: eerie, chilling, haunting. The hushed “congregation” now attracts thousands of tourists who have donated funds to replace the roof and restore the church to its former glory. To get another idea what the church is like from the inside, check out this spooky video.Over two dozen plaster figures are in the church.The cache owners had driven around the perimeter of the area many times until finally deciding to take a closer look. This inspired them to create a Mystery Cache to align with the mysterious nature of the area and introduce others to the beautiful region of Manětín. Located in the western part of Bohemia in the Czech Republic, Manětín makes you feel as if you’ve travelled 300 years back in time. Known for its exquisite beer, there’s also a Baroque chateau full of sculpture, paintings, and other works of art from the 1700s.The location for this geocache is definitely unusual, but the cache itself? Not so much. No ghosts or ghouls rush out and scare you when opening the container. But what an absolutely beautiful, bizarre, and wondrous place to discover through geocaching! LindencacherThis cache is on my watchlist for more than 3 years. This week Kidsgocaching and me took a trip to Karlovy Vary, Praha, Brno, Vienna and Munich and finally I can visit this cache and the church I’ve been waiting for so long. Petr, the guide, delayed a little bit and so we had time to walk around, take some photos and look for the cache. We found it quite soon – very nice made and suitable. After that we spent a hour in the church and took a lot of very nice photos. For leading us to this impressive location I leave a Favourite Point!Eerie, chilling, haunting.Jasi!!! (translated from German)Together in a group today we went to the Ghost Church. We were able to solve the puzzle and find the can well. Great idea! The area itself is quite spooky. In any case, it was a beautiful trip and I will again come here. Thank you so much for this great cache and eerily beautiful place.A view of the altar and apseHauffis (translated from German)This cache was the real goal of our holiday trip with Elmuerte. Well, actually it was the church we wanted to visit. A really great mystical place that was worth the long journey. For showing this church we leave a fav. there. Of course, we also found the corresponding cache and immortalized in the logbook.What does it all mean?Trackables don’t get spookedHave you found a “Lost Places” geocache? Would you dare enter this church? Difficulty:3Terrain:2 St. George’s Church.Lukova, Czech Republic is an idyllic country village with a population of 700. There you will find an old abandoned church from the 14th century that has seen better days. Local Petr Koukl knows the church well:There’s no question the [St. George’s] church has seen a lot: it suffered several fires, it was allegedly damaged by the Husittes, it was rebuilt several times. The last straw, though, was the collapse of part of the ceiling during a funeral service in 1968 which chased the mourners out. After that the church was closed and not reopened again.last_img read more

Amazon Cloud Player: Music From Your Hard Drive Becomes Streamable

first_imgRelated Posts marshall kirkpatrick Update: Amazon has now launched the service described below, under the name Amazon Cloud Drive.Amazon is preparing a music locker service, a website where you’ll be able to listen to music you’ve uploaded from your local collection (or otherwise proven you’ve bought) now streaming from any computer with a web browser. That according to a number of media reports, most recently by Ethan Smith at the Wall St. Journal, who reports that the service may be announced as early as tomorrow.Is a music locker service still desirable in what may become the age of streaming music services? I’m not interested in a music locker, I’m a happy Rdio subscriber, but many other people I’ve spoken to have expressed interest in such a service.There are big questions about licensing of music – when you say you “bought music” that really just means you’ve bought a license to listen to it as a file on your own computer. There’s little evidence that Amazon has worked out the licensing agreements it would need to pay the ultimate source of all that is good and musical in the world, the music labels, for their trouble when songs are streamed. “We are disappointed that the locker service that Amazon is proposing is unlicensed by Sony Music,” a Sony spokeswoman told the Journal for tonight’s report. I feel like a music locker is a look towards the past, more than it is a part of the future.Smith points out that songs may not be accessible through mobile devices or be subject to other limitations that limit the service’s appeal to consumers.It doesn’t appeal to me just because I don’t buy music anymore. I used to think that the type of arrangement that said “you can access it forever…as long as you keep paying our monthly fee” were creepy, but now that I’ve spent a few months paying for one, I’m quite comfortable with it. Maybe I need more obscure taste in music. I feel like I can stream almost anything from somewhere on the web. I feel like a music locker is a look towards the past, more than it is a part of the future.What about you? Do you want a music locker? 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People… Tags:#Amazon#music#web center_img 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnoutlast_img read more

Garbage In, Garbage Out

first_imgU.S. cities have been burning municipal solid waste since the 1880s. For the first century, it was a way to get rid of trash. Today, advocates have rebranded it as an environmentally friendly energy source.Most incinerators operating today use the heat from burning trash to produce steam that can generate electricity. These systems are sometimes referred to as “waste-to-energy” plants.Communities and environmental groups have long opposed the siting of these facilities, arguing that they are serious polluters and undermine recycling. Now, the industry is promoting a new process called co-incineration or co-firing. Operators burn waste alongside traditional fossil fuels like coal in facilities such as cement kilns, coal-fired power plants, and industrial boilers.I study environmental justice and zero-waste solutions and contributed to a recent report about the health and environmental impacts of co-incineration. Since that time, the Trump administration’s lenient approach to enforcing environmental laws against polluters — including incinerators — has deepened my concern. I’ve come to the conclusion that burning waste is an unjust and unsustainable strategy, and new attempts to package incineration as renewable energy are misguided. Ana Baptista is an assistant professor of environmental policy and sustainability management at The New School. This post originally appeared at The Conversation. RELATED ARTICLES Co-incineration is not cleanAs an example of concerns over co-incineration, consider the Hefty Energy Bag program, which is sponsored by Dow Chemical Company and promoted by the nonprofit group Keep America Beautiful. This project offers grants to municipalities to participate in a curbside pilot program that collects hard-to-recycle plastics for energy production.Currently this initiative is collecting plastics in Omaha, Nebraska, and mostly co-incinerating them at the Sugar Creek cement kiln in Missouri. In 2010, the owner of this plant and 12 others settled with EPA for violating the Clean Air Act and other air pollution regulations, paying a $5 million fine and agreeing to install new pollution controls. Although this is just one example, it indicates that concerns over air quality impacts from co-incineration are real.Waste incineration deflects attention from more sustainable solutions, such as redesigning products for recyclability or eliminating toxic, hard-to-recycle plastics. Currently only about one-third of municipal solid waste is recycled in the United States. Rates for some types of plastics are even lower.Dow’s partnership with Keep America Beautiful is particularly problematic becomes it takes advantage of local municipalities and residents who want to promote zero-waste, climate-friendly policies. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, burning municipal solid waste emits nearly as much carbon per unit of energy as coal, and almost twice as much as natural gas.As the Trump administration reverses or abandons national and international policies to address climate change, many Americans are looking to local and state governments and the private sector to lead on this issue. Many cities and states are committing to ambitious zero-waste and renewable energy targets.These policies can drive innovations in a greening economy, but they can also provide perverse incentives to greenwash and repackage old solutions in new ways. In my view, incineration is a false solution to climate change that diverts precious resources, time and attention from more systemic solutions, such as waste reduction and real renewable fuels like solar and wind. Whether it’s an incinerator, cement kiln, or coal plant, if you put garbage into a system, you get garbage out. Incineration industry capitalizes on renewable energyCurrently there are 86 incinerators across 25 states burning about 29 million tons of garbage annually — about 12% of the total U.S. waste stream. They produced about 0.4% of total U.S. electricity generation in 2015 — a minuscule share.center_img Combined Heat and Power in SwedenLandfills Are a Big Methane ProblemLandfills Have a Huge Greenhouse Gas ProblemLandfills Can Make Great Building SitesAre We Recycling Too Much of Our Trash?Saving Energy by RecyclingJobsite RecyclingBeyond RecyclingWaste Management for New Construction and RemodelingArizona Bans Ban on BagsRecycled PVC Raises Health ConcernsPlastic Production Rises But Recycling Can’t Keep UpCurbside Recycling for Polystyrene FoamRecycling Vinyl SidingGarbage Disposal, Compost, or Landfill? Classifying incineration as renewable energy creates new revenue streams for the industry because operators can take advantage of programs designed to promote clean power. More importantly, it gives them environmental credibility.In 23 states and territories, waste incineration is included in renewable portfolio standards — rules that require utilities to produce specific fractions of their power from qualifying renewable fuels. The Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan — which the Trump administration has pledged to replace — allowed states to classify waste incineration and co-incineration as carbon-neutral forms of energy production.Another EPA policy, the Non-Hazardous Secondary Materials rule, was amended in 2013 to redefine waste so that municipal solid waste can now be processed to become “non-waste fuel products.” These renamed wastes can be burned in facilities such as boilers that are subject to less-stringent environmental standards than solid waste incinerators. This is good news for an industry trying to monetize waste materials such as railroad crossties by treating them as fuel. Why waste incineration is not sustainableMany environmental advocates in the United States and Europe are alarmed over government approval of increasingly diverse waste fuels, along with relaxed oversight of the incineration industry.Although municipal solid waste combustion is regulated under the Clean Air Act, host communities are concerned about potential health impacts. Emissions typically associated with incineration include particulate matter, lead, mercury, and dioxins.In 2011 the New York Department of Environmental Conservation found that although facilities burning waste in New York complied with existing law, they released up to 14 times more mercury, twice as much lead, and four times as much cadmium per unit of energy than coal plants.Disproportionate siting of incinerators and waste facilities in communities of color and low-income communities was a key driver for the emergence of the environmental justice movement. In 1985 there were 200 proposed or existing incinerators online, but by 2015 fewer than 85 plants remained. Many U.S. communities effectively organized to defeat proposed plants, but poor, marginalized and less-organized communities remained vulnerable.Now, some companies are turning to co-incineration rather than building new plants. This move sidesteps substantial upfront costs and risky financial arrangements, which have created debt problems for host municipalities such as Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.Co-incineration offers new markets for waste-derived fuels using existing infrastructure. It is hard to measure how many facilities are currently using co-incineration, since EPA’s Non-Hazardous Secondary Materials rule does not require them to report it. But as one data point, two affiliated building material companies, Systech and Geocycle, are co-processing waste in 22 cement kilns in the United States and Canada.last_img read more