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Alberta energy company wants to power B.C. gas fields

first_imgWith plans calling for two or three plants in the Kitimat-Prince Rupert region, it follows that B.C.’S gas production will have to double or triple, to meet the demand. Noting current gas drilling operations now largely rely on electricity from diesel-fuelled generators, ATCO says it’s looking ahead to less expensive longer-term solutions. The newspaper cites a B.C. Energy Ministry email as saying the province is not aware of ATCO’S proposal, and will explore the capability of existing electric power transmission, before considering any new transmission lines. It also quotes Paul Kariya, of the Clean Energy Association of B.C., as claiming it has raised the issue with B.C. Hydro and the provincial government, but to date has been unsuccessful in changing government policy.- Advertisement -However, he says there is private sector interest in addressing the challenges presented by the lack of electricity, which he claims goes to a need right across northern B.C., and not just the Northeast Region.To read the full Vancouver Sun article, click here.Advertisementlast_img read more

Vehicle collision on Mile 63 of the Alaska Highway

first_imgCpl. Jodik Shelkie says details are limited at this point, but has confirmed both vehicles are still on the road waiting to be towed.“It is currently closed but it should be opening to alternating traffic soon,” Cpl. Shelkie said.At the time of publication, Cpl. Shelkie said alternating traffic should open “really soon, like 15 – 20 minutes.”- Advertisement -Cpl. Shekie says some of those involved are reported to have minor injuries, “but nothing serious.”The RCMP are continuing their investigation into the collision.last_img

US links Mexico football captain Marquez to drug cartel

first_imgThe Treasury said Marquez has a “longstanding relationship” with Flores, has acted as a “front person” for him and held assets on his drug cartel’s behalf.It said Flores, who was indicted in Washington, DC and California in March on charges of cocaine trafficking, flew under the radar for years by operating in strategic alliances with the heads of the more notorious Sinaloa cartel and another, the Jalisco New Generation cartel.Marquez, who voluntarily reported to the Mexican Justice Ministry, denied any involvement.“I categorically deny any type of relationship with said organization and the referred events,” the football star said in a statement.John Smith, head of the US Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control which implements sanctions, said that Flores “has operated for decades because of his longstanding relationships with other drug cartels and his use of financial front persons to mask his investments of illegal drug proceeds.”Also named on the blacklist Wednesday under Washington’s “Kingpin Act” were Flores and members of his family, business associates, and Latin Grammy-nominated singer Julion Alvarez.The sanctions freeze any assets, such as bank accounts and property, that a blacklisted person holds in a US jurisdiction, and bans any US individuals or companies from doing business with them.Mexican authorities, who said that Flores was captured in Mexico on July 20, took actions to seize assets linked to the group. US authorities said Flores controls a casino, restaurants, bars, a shipping company and a music production company, mostly based in Jalisco state.– Mexican football stunned –The US announcement rocked the Mexican football world where Marquez, popularly known as Rafa, is a legend at 38 after making his debut for the national team in February 1997 and then leading the team in the last four World Cups.He was a young star for the Atlas club before moving to AC Monaco in 1999. Four years later he signed with FC Barcelona, becoming the first Mexican player to win a Champions League final with the team’s victory over Arsenal in 2006. The defender spent another four injury-marred years with the team before being released in 2010.After that he spent two years with the Red Bulls of US Major League Soccer, and then joined Mexico’s Club Leon, and most recently played for Atlas again.Still potent, he scored the winning goal at the 89th minute in a 2-1 World Cup qualifier victory over the United States last November.Mexico’s football federation had no comment on the US accusations.“I never have participated in any of these organizations that have been mentioned,” Marquez said in a message to reporters from Club Atlas.“As I have faced my career as a professional, today is my most difficult match, and I will try to clarify all this as soon as possible,” he said.The US statement gave no details on his alleged actions on behalf of Flores. But also blacklisted were Mauricio Heredia Horner, the chief executive of Marquez’s charity foundation, according to its Facebook page.In addition, a mariachi singer, Marco Fregoso, was also on the sanctions list as someone who had acted on behalf of Marquez for the Flores organization.Singer Alvarez, a star of the popular norteno style of music, said in a televised statement that there was nothing to the reports.“Nothing has happened. I just have to check where the accusations have come from. I dedicate myself to music. Thank God I don’t have to do the kind of thing they have accused me of,” he said.He added that he was “great friends” with Marquez. “Would you believe that he needs to do such things?” he said.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Mexico captain and star defender Rafael Marquez was placed Wednesday on a US blacklist for allegedly acting as a “front man” for a Guadalajara drug cartel. The picture here shows him during the 2017 Confederations Cup semi-final against Germany in Sochi. © AFP/File / FRANCK FIFEWASHINGTON, United States, Aug 10 – The US Treasury on Wednesday accused Rafael Marquez, captain of Mexico’s national football team and a former FC Barcelona player, of being a “front person” for a major drug trafficking organization.Marquez, who has captained his team a record four times in the World Cup, was one of 22 people and 43 entities the US Treasury placed on a sanctions list in relation to a Guadalajara-based drug trafficking group controlled by businessman Raul Flores Hernandez.last_img read more

Lacazette double takes spotlight from Barry milestone

first_img0Shares0000Alexandre Lacazette celebrates his brace for Arsenal against West Brom during an English Premier League match on September 25, 2017LONDON, United Kingdom, Sep 26- Alexandre Lacazette stole the spotlight from record breaker Gareth Barry as the Arsenal striker’s double clinched a 2-0 win over West Bromwich Albion on Monday.Albion midfielder Barry broke Ryan Giggs’ Premier League appearance record by playing in his 633rd game, but it was Lacazette who ended the night as the centre of attention at the Emirates Stadium. The France forward opened the scoring with a first-half header and stroked home a penalty after the interval to give him four Arsenal goals since his club record £52 million move from Lyon.Lacazette is the first Arsenal player to score in his opening three home league appearances since Brian Marwood in 1988.The Gunners are up to seventh in the Premier League after extending their unbeaten run to five matches in all competitions since their humiliating loss at Liverpool.With Sanchez starting for just the second time this season in the Premier League, it was the first time the Chile forward had been on the pitch at the same time as Lacazette following the striker’s pre-season arrival.It took only seconds for the pair to combine to good effect as Lacazette’s pass put Sanchez into a dangerous position just outside the Albion penalty area.Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez strikes a freekick during the club’s Premier league match against West Brom on September 25, 2017. PHOTO/DailyMailCraig Dawson responded by fouling Sanchez, who took the free-kick himself and fired just wide of Ben Foster’s goal.Barry has never been much of a creative force, even in his heyday, but the 36-year-old almost ushered his side into a shock lead when his sumptuous pass sent Jay Rodriguez into the Arsenal area.Rodriguez cleverly cut back on Shkodran Mustafi and looked certain to win a penalty when he was up-ended by the Arsenal defender.But Rodriguez clambered back to his feet and, with referee Bobby Madley not punishing the foul, the Albion forward unloaded a shot that Petr Cech pushed against the far post before Arsenal scrambled clear.– Dominance –Albion manager Tony Pulis was furious no penalty was given and his frustration only mounted as Arsenal took the lead in the 20th minute.On his first league start since the collapse of his desired move to Manchester City, it felt inevitable Sanchez, making his 100th Premier League appearance, would be at the centre of Arsenal’s opener.Jonny Evans conceded a free-kick right outside the area with a foul on Mohamed Elneny and Sanchez stepped up to curl the set-piece goalwards.Foster managed to tip the shot against the crossbar, but Lacazette alertly followed up to head into the empty net from close-range.West Brom’s Hal Robson Kanu tries to close down Arsenal centre back Laurent Koscielny during the first half of the Premier League clash on September 25, 2017. PHOTO/DailyMailThe absence of Mesut Ozil, languishing on the bench after being ignored by Gunners boss Arsene Wenger, was hardly noticed as Sanchez went close to doubling Arsenal’s lead with a low free-kick that flashed wide.But Albion immediately raced down the other end and should have equalised.Rodriguez met Grzegorz Krychowiak’s cross with a far post header that beat Cech, only for Nacho Monreal to scamper back just in time to acrobatically clear off the line.Albion went close again before the interval when Barry’s shot was pushed out by Cech and Rodriguez scuffed wide.Pressing for a killer second goal after the interval, Lacazette saw his shot deflected wide off former Arsenal defender Kieran Gibbs.Arsenal’s dominance was rewarded in the 67th minute when Aaron Ramsey surged past Allan Nyom on the touchline and the Albion defender responded by barging over the Welshman.Madley pointed to the spot and Lacazette clinically dispatched the penalty.Lacazette could have bagged his hat-trick in the closing stages but, despite his wayward finish, Arsenal were already home and dry.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Salah could be out for ‘three to four weeks’, says Liverpool physio

first_img0Shares0000Liverpool’s Egyptian forward Mohamed Salah will be out for three to four weeks, acccording to the Liverpool physio, casting doubt over his World Cup hopes © AFP / LLUIS GENEMADRID, Spain, May 29 – Mohamed Salah faces a fight to play in any of Egypt’s World Cup group games, according to one of Liverpool’s physiotherapists.Club physio Ruben Pons has estimated Salah would normally need “three to four weeks” to recover from the left shoulder injury he sustained during Saturday’s Champions League final against Real Madrid. A three-week absence would keep Salah out of action until June 19 while four weeks would see the forward sidelined until June 26, the day after Egypt’s last group game. Salah may also then need to regain a degree of match fitness.Egypt’s opening fixture in Group A is against Uruguay on June 15. They then face Russia on June 19 and Saudi Arabia on June 25.“He is sad about what happened but he is totally focused on recovery and seeing when he can be ready,” Pons told Spanish daily, Marca.“In principle it will be three to four weeks but we are going to try to reduce those deadlines, that’s the big goal.”Salah has flown to Spain to undergo treatment, accompanied by doctors from both Liverpool and the Egyptian national team.The 25-year-old had to be substituted during the first half of Liverpool’s defeat in Kiev after being pulled to the ground by Sergio Ramos.He left the field in tears but appeared more optimistic on Sunday, when he wrote on Twitter: “It was a very tough night, but I’m a fighter.“Despite the odds, I’m confident that I’ll be in Russia to make you all proud. Your love and support will give me the strength I need.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Pique didn’t deliberately get himself booked against Arsenal, insists Barca boss

first_img Gerard Pique fouls Danny Welbeck during Barcelona’s Champions League victory over Arsenal 1 Luis Enrique has denied suggestions Gerard Pique purposefully got himself booked during Barcelona’s victory over Arsenal on Tuesday night.With Barca leading 2-0 in the first leg of their last-16 Champions League tie at the Emirates, Pique held a brief discussion with his manager on the touchline.Just a minute later, the defender produced a rash challenge on Danny Welbeck to receive a yellow card.That rules Pique out of the return fixture with Arsenal but crucially means his disciplinary slate will be wiped clean at the quarter-final stage.Southampton boss and former Barca star Ronald Koeman, watching the game as a TV pundit, claimed after the match it was a deliberate ploy.“For sure he took it. It’s not a tackle that you do at 2-0 up,” said the Dutchman.But Enrique played down claims of a conspiracy.“It wasn’t deliberate,” said the Barca boss. “Gerard Pique, if you saw the fault (foul), he had to do it, it wasn’t deliberate at all.”Barcelona were well contained by Arsenal in the first half but their class shone through in the end, with two Lionel Messi goals in the last 20 minutes securing a 2-0 win.“Everyone who knows about football knows you need a first half like this in order to have a second like the one we had,” said Enrique. “Arsenal are very good at helping each other collectively and we needed a lot of possession of the ball.“My players individually performed perfectly. But there is nothing decided yet, we will have to perform very well in the (second leg).”last_img read more


first_imgTHE DONEGAL potato crop is ruined, farmers warned today.More than 80% of spuds are still in the fields because of the dreadful rainfall of the last few weeks.And that could hit next year’s crops – because so much of the seed potato for 2012 hasn’t been harvested. Today the Irish Farmers Association has called on the Government to carry out an audit of the disaster.“The October rainfall here was 204mm compared to 62mm last year and 90mm the year before. Many farms are flooded and we need at least four clear days to be able to get at the crop,” said Bridgend farmer Charlie Doherty.“There is also another problem for growers. Potatoes have been growing near the surface of the drills this year because they did not have to go down low to find moisture.“This will mean if there is any frost at all, there will be total devastation of the crop and we will not be able to salvage any.” Mr Doherty said he stood to lose at least €250,000 if he could not get his crop because it cost €2,500 an acre to plough, plant and tend to a crop to the stage where it was being harvested.“A lot of the growers will go to the wall if there is no take-up in the weather and already I think about 30 per cent of the Donegal crop is lost and will not be recoverable,” he tells today’s Irish Times.SPUD CROP ‘RUINED’ SAY FARMERS was last modified: November 3rd, 2011 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:donegalpotato crop ruinedlast_img read more

Arrest warrant issued for election candidate after security guard’s car attacked

first_imgA former election candidate who attacked a security guard’s car during a stand-off at a repossessed building in Letterkenny has had a warrant issued for his arrest.Michael Mooney failed to appear at Letterkenny District Court where he was charged with criminal damage. The court heard how Mooney, aged 44, who is originally from Culdaff but who owns houses in Letterkenny, was at the Kube building at the Thorn in Letterkenny in January, 2017.A security company was patrolling the premises which had been at the centre of a court battle between the banks and its original owner Brendan Gildea.Dashcam footage of security guard Samuel Chestnut showed him arriving at the building with Mr Mooney standing on the road in front of him.Mr Chestnut stops momentarily as Mooney refuses to move and the security guard then revs his engine.The driver’s car then appears to strike Mooney who suddenly bangs his mobile phone off the bonnet of the car and then proceeds to kick the passenger wing-mirror  of the vehicle.Mr Chestnut is then heard saying “That was Michael Mooney” as he drives on.The security guard said that the damage to the car was over £250 sterling to repair as the wing mirror was smashed and there was a dent in the bonnet.Mooney, who stood in the 2016 General Election as an Independent candidate, was later arrested and admitted he was there in support of Mr Gildea but denied any wrongdoing.He told interviewing Gardai that he was not interfering with anybody’s business and that Mr Gildea had merely wanted to maintain ownership of the building and he was offering support to him.He said he had been crossing the road when a car approached him on the wrong side of the entrance into a building and then struck him.He said he had to go to hospital after developing a pain in his back and was still having physio as a result.Judge Paul Kelly said Money had originally been in court on March 25th and he had refused to enter a plea.“I told him he should get legal advice and he declined to agree to that and I told him I was entering a not guilty plea on his behalf,” said Judge Kelly.He added that having heard the facts he was finding matters proved and issued a bench warrant for Mooney’s arrest for sentencing.Arrest warrant issued for election candidate after security guard’s car attacked was last modified: October 21st, 2019 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:BRENDAN GILDEAcourtcriminal damageGardaiKubeMartin Mooneyprotestlast_img read more


first_imgIN what is certain to be the first of many awards, Killybegs soccer sensation Seamus Coleman has been named Republic of Ireland Under 21 Player of the Year.The modest Everton star has burst onto the scene over the past couple of seasons and has already attracted attention from many of the world’s top clubs.He joined many well-known faces including Shay Given, Kevin Doyle and John O’Shea. Although Reading’s Shane Long may have scooped the 3/FAI Young Player of the Year Award, Coleman may also have been many people’s choice in this category.And although he has yet to start a campaign for the Irish senior team, many think the former Sligo Rovers man’s turn could come on Tuesday night when the boys in green take on Wales in a friendly international in Dublin.On the same night that Coleman received his award, another home-grown star, Kevin Doyle picked up the Senior International Player of the Year Award.Many feel that if Coleman continues to grow at the rate he has impressed his Everton boss David Moyes, it won’t be long before he follows in the footsteps of Doyle. EndsCOLEMAN WINS IRISH UNDER 21 PLAYER OF YEAR AWARD was last modified: February 7th, 2011 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)last_img read more


first_imgHE’S one of the country’s finest chefs – and Neven Maguire has taken a TV opportunity to plug one of Co Donegal’s finest products.Speaking to Brendan O’Connor on RTE1 last night, Neven insisted the only way to cook is with…Donegal rapeseed oil.“I don’t cook with anything else. It has a fantastic nutty taste and it’s great for salads and marinades,” the chef told O’Connor. “When you cook with it it doesn’t smoke like vegetable or other oils, it gives a great even heat. It really is a fantastic local product and I’d highly recommend it to everyone.”He said people should shop around to find it.The celebrity chef has endorsed the oil for cooking many times before – but a plug on national telly will give it another boost.Donegal Rapeseed Oil Co. is located in Raphoe. It is a small, locally owned and operated company in Donegal.Their crops are grown by specially selected, individual, small farm holdings dispersed throughout the county.A previous article can be seen here:https://www.donegaldaily.com/2011/03/14/raphoe-cooking-oil-is-proving-hot-stuff/© 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights Reserved The copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailySell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.com CELEBRITY CHEF NEVEN PUTS DONEGAL RAPESEED ON THE MAP was last modified: January 22nd, 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:donegal rapeseed oilneven maguirelast_img read more