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Precipitation levels below normal

first_imgHowever, it’s worth noting, at this time last year, we had a five month total of 160 millimeters, prior to the June-July disaster. For the second year in a row Fort St. John has recorded a monthly precipitation total slightly below the May norm.Despite a snowfall total of 14.5 centimeters…three and half times the monthly average…the precipitation total was only 28.9 millimeters, about 11 millimeters less than the norm.It was also a little less than last year’s total of 35.4 and less than half the total in May of 2007, which was 74.9.- Advertisement -However, once again the key months, for local farmers and ranchers, will be June and July.Traditionally, they’re the high moisture months in this region, with norms of 70.9 and, 83.2 millimeters…but, last year they had drought contributing totals, of only 26.7, and 20.6.So far this calendar year, we’ve received nearly 139 millimeters, as compared to the five-month-norm, of about 128.Advertisementlast_img read more

Giroud swaps Arsenal for Chelsea

first_imgGiroud managed just one Premier League start for Arsene Wenger’s side in 2017/18 and made his final appearance off the bench in the 3-1 defeat at Swansea on Tuesday.The Blues were in the market for a target man and had expressed an interest in signing Roma hitman Edin Dzeko, but they were forced to look elsewhere and agreed an undisclosed fee with their neighbours to land the 31-year-old striker on an 18-month contract.Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia called Giroud a ‘fantastic signing’. Photo/DAILY MAIL“Chelsea is one of the biggest teams in the Premier League. They have won maybe the most trophies in the last six or seven years,” Giroud told his new club’s official website.“It’s a massive club and I am proud to sign for Chelsea, and I’m looking forward to playing.”Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia added: :Olivier is a proven talent at the top level and we are very pleased to call him a Chelsea player.“He has scored goals regularly throughout his career and is well accustomed to English football and the Premier League. We are sure he will be a fantastic signing.”The former Montpellier ace scored 105 goals in 253 outings for the north Londoners and won the 2017 FIFA Puskas Award for his scorpion-kick goal against Crystal Palace on New Year’s Day.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Giroud will wear the No 18 shirt at Chelsea, and said he was ‘proud’ to join the club. Photo/DAILY MAILLONDON, United Kingdom, Jan 31 – Olivier Giroud has brought a frustrating 18 months to an end after joining Premier League champions Chelsea from London rivals Arsenal on transfer deadline day.The France international has been a consistent goalscorer for the Gunners during his five-and-a-half-year stay, but found himself playing the role of impact substitute this season and last.last_img read more

Morata double gives Spain victory over Malta

first_img0Shares0000Alvaro Morata scored both goals as Spain won in Malta © AFP / Filippo MONTEFORTETA’QALI, Malta, Mar 27 – Alvaro Morata’s remarkable revival continued on Tuesday as he scored twice for Spain in a 2-0 victory over Malta.After edging past Norway 2-1 on Saturday, Morata’s double at the Ta’Qali stadium gives Spain two wins from two in Euro 2020 qualifying and the perfect start in Group F. Luis Enrique’s side again showed the inability to convert possession into chances that clouded their early exit from last year’s World Cup.But Morata’s brace offers room for encouragement, the striker extending his return to form since he joined Atletico Madrid on loan from Chelsea in January.He has five goals in six games, his best return since September 2017, and has strengthened his case for a position that has proved so troublesome for Spain in recent years.“The boss knows how happy I am to be here and I am grateful to him,” Morata said. “We want to qualify as soon as possible for the Euros so it was important to win today.”Malta lie 182nd in FIFA’s world rankings, between Liechtenstein and Macau. Their win over the Faroe Islands last weekend was their first in 17 matches and only their second in almost four years.Luis Enrique was absent for “personal reasons”, leaving his assistant Robert Moreno in charge on the touchline.There were unfamiliar faces on the pitch too as only three players – Sergio Ramos, Morata and Marco Asensio – retained their places in a much-changed line-up from the team that beat Norway.Six of Spain’s starting 11 owned five caps or fewer, including Real Betis’ attacking midfielder Sergio Canales and Mario Hermoso, the 23-year-old Espanyol defender linked with a summer move to Real Madrid.Morata’s first, shortly after the half-hour, owed much to Malta’s goalkeeper Henry Bonello, who failed to stop the forward’s scuffed finish after Hermoso’s clipped pass over the top.Sergi Roberto’s cross almost gave Morata his second, only for the glancing header to flash wide, but he did not have long to wait.Jesus Navas delivered another ball to the back post in the 73rd minute and this time Morata made no mistake.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Arsenal and Liverpool target reveals dream move

first_img1 Nabil Fekir in action for Lyon Arsenal and Liverpool target Nabil Fekir has revealed his dream move would be to Barcelona.The winger was one of the star performers in Ligue 1 this season, scoring 13 goals and attracting interest from several clubs.Arsenal and Liverpool have both scouted the 21-year-old and had been linked with a summer move for his services.However, the France international has ended talk of him leaving at the end of the season and also revealed his preferred destination would be Barcelona.“Yes my future is to spend another year to play Champions League football with Lyon,” Fekir told news outlet 20 Minutes.“It will be fabulous to play in that competition here. After that, we will see what happens.“Ever since I was young, the club of my dreams has been Barcelona. If I have the chance to go there one day, the story would be magnificent.”last_img read more

Get serious on DNA funding

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Los Angeles should have “no higher priority than getting rapists and murderers off the streets,” as City Councilman Jack Weiss recently said. And he’s right. But in actuality, there are many, many higher priorities at City Hall. That’s why the city has no problem lavishing 23percent pay raises for bureaucrats, yet it can’t come up with the cash to adequately fund the DNA analysis that’s crucial to solving some of L.A.’s worst crimes – and putting away some of the city’s most heinous offenders. Currently, evidence from some 7,000 rapes and homicides – going back at least a decade – sits in a laboratory. Weiss, who wants to be city attorney, tells a chilling story of a rapist who was able to attack two additional victims – one of them a child – while authorities waited for the rape kit from his first victim to be processed. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champThat’s why Weiss is pushing for $10million in city funding to hire 22 new criminalists and four lab technicians over the next two years. The goal is to clear up the city’s massive backlog within 30 months. Getting killers and rapists off the street is not only good for the health and safety of the city, it’s also good for the bottom line, saving millions by preventing crimes before they happen. It’s unconscionable that a rare instance of City Hall penny-pinching should put lives at risk. If city leaders are serious about making public safety L.A.’s top priority, they will waste no time clearing out the city’s DNA-case backlog.last_img read more

LOCAL NEWS: PARISH BULLETIN FOR ST PATRICK’S, DONEGAL TOWN & ST AGATHA’S, CLAR

first_imgNEWSLETTERSt. Patrick’s Church, Donegal Town Fr. Willie Peoples 074-9721026Saturday 5th 10.00am Mary & James Breslin – Anniversary11.00am First Holy Communion – Scoil Aodh Rua Agus Nuala6.00pm Gene & Veronica Doherty – AnniversarySunday 6th 9.00am Deceased Members of the Mc Glinchey Family11.30am Joe Weir – AnniversaryFriday 11th 9.30am Special IntentionSaturday 12th 10.00am Cecelia Mc Allister – Months Mind 6.00pm Peggy Hughes – AnniversarySunday 13th 9.00am11.30am Eamon O’ Donnell – AnniversaryMASSES DURING THE WEEK – Monday, Tuesday, Thursday – 9.30amROSARY – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday – 7.00pm. For our Lady’s Month of May. Rosary led by Legion of Mary.EUCHARISTIC ADORATION – St. Patrick’s Church on Thursdays, from 10.00am -9.00pm. All Welcome! CONGRATULATIONS – To all Children from Scoil Aodh Rua Agus Nuala who made their First Holy Communion this Weekend.St. Agatha’s Church, Clar Fr. Danny Mc Brearty 074-9721093Saturday 5th 6.30pm Danny Martin – AnniversarySunday 6th 10.30am Teresa Mc Andrew – AnniversarySaturday 12th 6.30pm Mary and John Mc Bride – AnniversarySunday 13th 10.30am Mary Dunnion, Katie and Peter Campbell – AnniversaryMASSES DURING THE WEEK: Tuesday 7.00pm, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday – 10.00amEXPOSITION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT -Tuesday from 3pm -7pm in St Agatha’s Church, Clar. CEMETERY SUNDAY – Sunday 8th July, at 10.30am, in St Agatha’s, Church, Clar. Please tell your family and friendsFIRST HOLY COMMUNION – St Agatha’s Church, Clar on Saturday, 19th May 2012 at 11.00am Mass.SUPPORT GROUP FOR BEREAVEMENT AND PERSONAL LOSSOur next meeting will take place on Thursday, May 10th at 8.00pm at the Solace Centre, St. Joseph’s Avenue. Feel free to come along and bring a friend.DONEGAL TOWN TIDY TOWN COMMITTEEWe are organising a clean-up of the local area in preparation for the Tidy Towns Competition 2012, we would be glad of your help. If you are available please meet on the Diamond on Tuesday, 8th May at 8.00pm. Also every Monday in May thereafter, same time, same place. (Weather permitting). Any enquiries to 074 97 23760 (office hours).ST FRANCIS NATIONAL SCHOOL BARNES PARENTS ASSOCIATIONWe would like to say a big thank you to all who donated to our recent Annual Church Gate collection. Your generosity goes a long way in helping to fund activities for the school children. Thank you to all who volunteered to assist with the collection. €760.00 was raised.CERTIFICATE IN MARRIAGE EDUCATIONAre you interested in training as a facilitator with ACCORD Marriage Care? For more information ring 074 9723944 or visitwww.accord.ie DAWN CHORUS AT HARVEY’S POINT COUNTRY HOTELAs part of the Bealtaine Festival which celebrates ‘Creativity as we age’ this year’s event will again be held on the shores of beautiful Lough Eske, beside Harvey’s Point Country Hotel, on Sunday, 27th of May at 7.00am. The event consists of many Choirs, Groups, Individuals & Instrumentalists as possible coming together at Dawn for a sing – along. The theme is Appreciating Nature. Everybody Welcome. For more Information, please contact Lanna McNamara at 0749721369.LOCAL NEWS: PARISH BULLETIN FOR ST PATRICK’S, DONEGAL TOWN & ST AGATHA’S, CLAR was last modified: May 5th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:CLARDONEGAL TOWN & ST AGATHA’SLOCAL NEWS: PARISH BULLETIN FOR ST PATRICK’Slast_img read more

TD urges Transport Minister to provide emergency funding to fix damaged roads

first_imgFianna Fáil Spokesperson on Transport, Tourism and Sport Robert Troy TD has called on Minister Shane Ross to make emergency funding available to help repair damaged transport infrastructure in areas hit by severe flooding.Deputy Troy made the comments as torrential rain overnight led to the collapse of roads and bridges in Donegal.“The torrential rain that has fallen in parts of Donegal over the last 24 hours has caused significant damage to transport infrastructure such as roads and bridges. “It’s clear that emergency funding will be needed to help repair the damage to roads and bridges in particular. Minister Ross needs to put in place a contingency fund to help repair the damage and ensure that works are carried out without delay.“Local communities in Donegal have been left isolated as a result of the damage to transport infrastructure. They are not in a position to wait weeks for repairs to be carried out as the council follows standard procedures to allocate funding for repairs.“This is an exceptional situation which requires an exceptional response.“It is also the height of the tourism season which is an integral part of the local economy in the north – east. Minister Ross needs to ensure that speedy repairs to transport infrastructure are carried out to help protect the tourism industry. The Government needs to provide assistance to those affected by the flooding and support the work of Donegal County Council as they respond to the situation on the ground,” concluded Deputy Troy. Featured image by AWS Tyres.TD urges Transport Minister to provide emergency funding to fix damaged roads was last modified: August 23rd, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:robert troyshane rossTransportlast_img read more

Problematic water mains at Meenaleck/Ranafast to be replaced within months

first_imgConfirmation from Irish Water of mains replacement works in the West Donegal Gaeltacht region has been welcomed as ‘encouraging news’.The townlands of Mín na Leice, Derrynamansher and Rann na Feirste have experienced regular water mains bursts in recent years, according to local councillor Michael Cholm Mac Giolla Easpuig.In correspondence to the councillor, Irish Water confirmed that approximately 3km of water mains is due for replacement from Meenaleck to Ranafast in the coming months. This is part of a larger 45km countywide mains replacement contract. A Contractor has just been appointed and is due to commence in the next few weeks and a programme of works is expected in the coming weeks.Cllr Mac Giolla Easpuig said: “This certainly is encouraging news for Mín na Leice, Derrynamansher agus Rann na Feirste. I have been working on this this last number of years along with others to improve our water infrastructure to Rann na Feirste, Derrynamansher agus Mín na Leice and other areas as well.“There has been hundreds upon hundreds of water bursts this number of years within this area at approximately €12-€1500 per-fix.”  Problematic water mains at Meenaleck/Ranafast to be replaced within months was last modified: June 18th, 2018 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

2019 Ohio Hop Conference highlights blossoming industry

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Ohio Ag Net’s Joel Penhorwood recently visited with hop producers at the 2019 Ohio Hop Conference in Columbus. The event, organized by the Ohio Hop Growers Guild, brought together hop farmers for industry updates, research presentations, chats with craft brewers, and more.In this video, we hear from Jamie Arthur and Dave Volkman.last_img

Shakira attends Lionel Messis wedding with her partner

first_img(Eds: Correcting name in headline)Los Angeles, Jul 2 (PTI) Shakira and her partner Gerard Pique attended FC Barcelona star Lionel “Leo” Messis lavish wedding in Argentina.Messi tied the knot with his childhood sweetheart, Antonella Roccuzzo, on Friday.Shakira, 40, wore a chic black dress, which featured a sheer overlay on top of a tulle skirt and completed her look with black stilettos, a gold clutch and her hair styled in a half-up, half-down do, reported Entertainment Tonight.Pique, who also plays for FC Barcelona, sported a classic black tuxedo, bow tie and gigantic grin.The singer took to Instagram to post a photo of herself and her man in wedding attire with a caption, “Thanks to Antonella and Leo and all the people of Rosario for your hospitality! Shak.” PTI SSN SSNlast_img read more