Huskies Drop 2nd In as Many Nights

first_imgThe Fort St. John Huskies dropped their 4th straight game and 2nd in two nights 5-2 at the hands of the Dawson Creek Jr. Canucks; a night after losing 11-2 to the Grande Praire Wheelers.Cole Calieou and Chris Sperling scored just over a minute apart in the 2nd period to pull the Pups within one goal at 3-2 but two 3rd period goals by Jason Higson  gave the Canucks the win and gave Higson a Hat-Trick (2nd straight game a player has recorded a Hat-Trick against the Huskies)The Huskies will look to bounce back next week with a home and home against the Sexsmith Vipers. The first one on Friday night in Sexsmith will be broadcast LIVE on 100.1 Moose FM and (Pre Game goes at 7:45 pm / Puck Drop at 8:00 pm)- Advertisement –last_img

Ticket buyers and critics like ‘3:10 to Yuma’

first_imgThe critically acclaimed Western “3:10 to Yuma” outgunned the fright fest “Halloween” to become the weekend’s top box office draw. The remake from Lionsgate took in $14.1 million from Friday through Sunday, according to studio estimates. While the film did not produce huge numbers, it performed well for a genre picture on a historically slow weekend. “We ended the summer on a strong note, and we’re starting off the fall in typical fashion,” said Paul Dergarabedian, president of box-office tracker Media By Numbers. “It wasn’t a huge weekend, but it was better than the same weekend in 2006.” The top 12 films took in 22.5 percent more than last year’s crop for the same weekend, marking the ninth straight weekend the box office has exceeded 2006 results. The performance of “3:10 to Yuma,” which paired Russell Crowe and Christian Bale, thrilled Lionsgate executives, who chose the debut weekend to position the film for Oscar consideration. “We wanted to be the first Western into the marketplace this fall, we wanted to be the first prestige film this fall, and we wanted to set ourselves up as the first award-caliber picture of the fall, and I think we accomplished all of those goals,” Tom Ortenberg, president of Lionsgate theatrical films, said. Westerns, once a Hollywood staple, are a tough sell these days. The last critically acclaimed film of note in that genre was 1992’s “Unforgiven,” starring Clint Eastwood. This fall will see two Westerns contending both for box office and awards buzz. “The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford,” starring Brad Pitt, will open Sept. 21. Lionsgate picked the weekend after Labor Day to separate its film from the slew of fall Oscar contenders that will be released starting in the next few weeks. Topping the box office gives the film legitimacy with awards voters, Ortenberg said. 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

Mourinho admits it ‘wouldn’t be a surprise’ if Man United don’t sign Pogba

first_img1 Paul Pogba Jose Mourinho would not be surprised if Manchester United’s interest in Paul Pogba fails to bear fruit – and he has two alternatives already lined up.Four years on from Pogba departing Old Trafford without making a first-team start, the 23-year-old midfielder is being trailed by his former club having flourished at Juventus.The Italian giants have reportedly turned down a world-record transfer bid for Pogba and work continues as United look to add the final piece of their jigsaw.Executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward did not travel on the pre-season tour to China as United look to finish their transfer business, with manager Mourinho targeting a central midfielder to complete his squad.PSG’s Blaise Matuidi and Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic have also been linked with moves to Old Trafford, but Pogba remains the name on everyone’s lips.“You have smoke, you have fire – you used to say something like that, right?” Mourinho said at the team hotel in Shanghai.“I am not going to try to make you naive and believe that we are not trying for one player.“But we know first of all that the player belongs to another club, which is not a small club. It is also a big club, a club with economical power to fight for their best players, to try and keep their best players.“Apart from that we know other clubs are also involved and for us it is not kind of ‘are we going to win the race or to lose the race?’. It is not a race, it is just the market.“And when you go to the market, you have other options. You cannot focus on one, so we are in a very comfortable situation.“My relationship with Mr Woodward is very good, it is very open. I never create this kind of situation for him that it is black or white. It is not black or white, I give him options.“Since day one I tried to be pragmatic in my analysis, I try to give him different options so he’s not feeling the pressure that ‘I need to get this player because this is the player the manager wants’.“The manager is trying to make things quite simple for everyone. The market is already difficult.“My board doesn’t need that the pressure come from the manager. My board needs to be calm, feel that we have other options.“I really need for the balance of my squad a midfield player but we have more options.”Mourinho says 75 per cent of United’s summer business is complete having filled three of four “fundamental” areas, with central defender Eric Bailly, creative midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan and striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic having so far arrived.A central midfielder will follow but Mourinho was at pains to stress that United are not being blinded by Pogba’s qualities – in fact, he conceded the deal may not even happen.“We have one space for a midfield player,” the United boss said. “Everybody speaks about one, but it wouldn’t be a surprise for me if it is not him and it is another one because we went for profile.“We have two more options in front of us and we are going to close one.”last_img read more

Reversible car-pool lanes unlikely

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson “I don’t believe it (the final study) is going to be positive,” said Lancaster Mayor Frank Roberts, a MTA board member. “It may be a better idea to add more lanes.” Conventional car-pool lanes are in place from Santa Clarita through Acton and are being extended south into Palmdale, but officials are looking for ways to accommodate thousands more commuters expected to come from new housing tracts in Palmdale and Lancaster. The MTA study’s preliminary findings are that reversible lanes – controlled by gates or other measures that would direct traffic in the correct direction – would have to be located between the junction with Pearblossom Highway and a point north of the 14/Interstate 5 interchange. Going further south could add as much as another $80 million and going north would involve reworking a section of freeway that is already being widened for the conventional car-pool-lane extension. At the junction with Pearblossom, “flyover” on- and off-ramps – one-lane bridges spanning the freeway from existing ramps – might be necessary to reach the car-pool lanes in the middle of the freeway. Those would cost about $30 million to build, according to the preliminary study results. Seven ingress/egress points, each costing between $8 million and $10 million, have been identified along the freeway. Another challenge is that from Escondido Canyon Road north, a wide median separates the north- and southbound lanes, which are at different elevations. The idea of reversible lanes is being explored because of the Antelope Valley’s heavy commuter population. Roughly 70 percent of the traffic on the freeway is southbound in morning rush hours and the same percent northbound in the evening. Reversible lanes are in use in a number of cities, including Sacramento, Denver and Dallas. A review of the lanes in Dallas by the Texas Transportation Institute found that there was an increase of 8 percent to 12 percent in average vehicle occupancy, suggesting that car pools were formed to take advantage of the lanes, and that average trip times dropped by three minutes to 13 minutes. Daily traffic is up 38 percent on the Antelope Valley Freeway south of Palmdale between 2001 and 2004, and up 13 percent at its junction with Interstate 5. Thousands more commuters are expected to come from the 5,000-home Anaverde and 7,200-home Ritter Ranch master-planned communities in southwest Palmdale and smaller tracts under construction elsewhere in Palmdale and Lancaster. In 2001, average daily southbound traffic numbered 71,000 vehicles at the Pearblossom Highway interchange. Last year, daily southbound traffic there averaged 98,000 vehicles, Caltrans records show. Peak-hour traffic went from 6,600 vehicles to 8,400 in the same period. At the Interstate 5 interchange, daily northbound traffic averaged 159,000 last year, up from 141,000 in 2001. The conventional car-pool lanes are under construction between Pearblossom Highway and Avenue P-8. Coming two years later than originally planned because of state budget problems, the $41 million project will add a lane in each direction for 6.2 miles and relieve a traffic bottleneck at the Pearblossom Highway interchange. Completion is scheduled for spring 2007. MTA officials also plan a $126.6 million construction project to add car-pool lanes through the interchange between the Antelope Valley Freeway and Interstate 5, though work is still several years away. Jim Skeen, (661) 267-5743 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LANCASTER – Putting reversible car-pool lanes on the Antelope Valley Freeway will cost about $300 million – 10 times greater than initial estimates – raising doubts of the viability of the project, transportation officials said Wednesday. A study in progress by the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority said the freeway’s geography and the number of ingress/egress points are key reasons for the increased cost estimate for lanes that could funnel commuter traffic south on weekday mornings and north in the evenings. “We thought it was a low-cost investment,” said Brian Lin, the MTA’s planning manager for the study. “As it turned out, Route 14 is a challenge.” The study is expected to be completed in the spring. However, the early cost estimates are raising doubts about the viability of the concept. last_img read more


first_imgChristopher Duffy of Duffy Potatoes receives his overall award for Donegal’s Young Entrepreneur of the Year from the Mayor of Donegal, Councillor Ciaran Brogan. Included in the photo are from left councillor Gerry McMonagle, Mayor of the Letterkenny Municipal District, Chief Eexecutive of Donegal County Council, Seamus Neely, Michael Tunney, Head of Enterprise, Donegal Local Enterprise Office and Councillor Enda Bonner.The overall winner of Donegal’s Best Young Entrepreneur 2015 was Christopher Duffy of Duffy Potatoes who also won the Best Start-Up Business Category.Niall McGonigle from Ballyshannon who won the Best New Idea Category in the Donegal Final of Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur competition.Category Winners in the Donegal finals of Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur were from left Niall McGonigle from Ballyshannon who won the Best New Idea Category; Christopher Duffy of Duffy Potatoes who was overall winner and also winner of Best Start-Up category and Aisling Cunningham from Carndonagh who won the Best Established Business Category.The Mayor of Donegal, Councillor Ciaran Brogan pictured with staff from Donegal Local Enterprise, Donegal County Council, members of the adjudication panel for the Donegal final of Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur competition, category winners and competition finalists.Declan Bourke from Stranorlar owner of ‘My Wedding Planner’ app who was a finalists in the Donegal heats of Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur, pictured at the awards ceremony on Friday last with Carole Brenan of Enterprise Ireland who was on the adjudication panel.Jerome Keeny, Letterkenny, Aisling Cunningham, Carndonagh (Best Established Business Category Winner) and Paul Doherty (Kilmacrennan) Donegal finalists in Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur competition pictured at the awards ceremony on Friday.BUSINESS: Buncrana-based young entrepreneur Christopher Duffy has scooped the coveted title of Best Overall Young Entrepreneur in Donegal at the Donegal finals of the Irelands Best Young Entrepreneur competition.Christopher, from Duffy Potatoes who grow, pack and distribute all their own produce, beat off stiff competition from ten other finalists to win the overall award and the award for Best Start-Up Business.It was a good day for the Inishowen peninsula with Carndonagh-based entrepreneur Aisling Cunningham winning the Best Established Business section while Ballyshannon man Niall McGonigle won the award for Best New Idea. Friday’s awards ceremony heard Michael Tunney, Head of Enterprise at Donegal Local Enterprise Office say that from over 70 expressions of interest and in excess of 50 applications were made this year.Twenty two businesses had been selected for the business mentoring bootcamp with 11 then progressing to the final stages of the competition.The Mayor of Donegal, Councillor Ciaran Brogan, praised all those finalists for their innovation and determination:“For me it is refreshing to see so many young people showing leadership in this area and going forward we want to work closely with you. “I really want to congratulate everyone here for being so innovative.“We are unique in Donegal, we have always been very driven and we need to see more innovation, I have no doubt that you will do that.”Chief Executive of Donegal County Council, Seamus Neely urged all of those who had taken part in the competition to continue to engage with Donegal Local Enterprise Office and their partner agencies.“We’re at a time now, hopefully at the very end of what has been a very difficult time for business generally and it was during that time we have depended so much on the innovation of people who would start their own business and take what others would see as a challenge and turn it into an opportunity.“We are very anxious to understand what your needs are and we are anxious as a collective partnership, whether it is ourselves in the LEO and County Council or whether it is the team at LYIT or the team at Enterprise Ireland – whatever the partners. “We are very anxious to understand what your needs are, we are anxious that we know what’s best for the approach that you are bringing, so that we can reflect and accommodate for that.”Speaking afterwards, Christopher Duffy said he had been shocked to hear his name called out.“It was very unexpected, it was a tough category and winning it was very unexpected. I was so chuffed to win the category it was so tough, but to get the overall prize then, well that was unbelievable.”Aisling Cunningham who owns the thriving ‘Poweder ‘n’ Put’ salon in Carndonagh and who designed a new range of high-end make-up brushes, said she was also delighted to win the award. “It’s the first time I’ve ever entered a business competition so this was a whole new experience and it was brilliant to win it, but the whole experience has just been fantastic.“I said to myself today that no matter if I had won or not I have gained so much over the past few weeks and so much for the new idea outside of this competition even. I have just been making connections and focusing on my new idea.“Talking to all the other contestants, everyone said the same thing, everyone has found themselves progressing so much outside of the competition with their business.”Winner of the Best New Idea category was Niall McGonigle with an idea that he hopes will revolutionise patient care for those suffering from bowel cancer.“I studied product design in college and I came up with an idea to help cancer patients. My father had suffered from bowel cancer so that’s where the idea came from.Taking part in the competition was a huge learning curve for me, it redirected my thinking and to be honest between the start and the end of the process, it was the same idea but as if a different person was presenting it, somebody with a much clearer plan for the future.”All three of the Donegal finalists will now progress to the regional finals of the Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur competition.BUSINESS: BUNCRANA MAN CROWNED DONEGAL’S BEST YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR was last modified: September 15th, 2015 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:BusinessFeaturesnewslast_img read more


first_imgFEATURES: We all know Daniel O’Donnell has a legion of fans – but you’d be hard pressed to find a more excited fan than this.Daniel O’Donnell.In the video link below – which is a snippet from Daniel’s new TV show on UTV – shows the hilarious moment Daniel pulls up outside the home of one very excited and overwhelmed B&B owner.The flustered fan keeps repeating ‘Daniel is here, oh god Daniel is here, Oh dear, oh dear. Click on the link below to view the video – which we guarantee will have you in stiches.¬if_t=comment_mentionWATCH ONE WOMAN’S HILARIOUS REACTION TO DANIEL VISITING HER B&B was last modified: October 20th, 2015 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:Featuresnewslast_img read more


first_imgThe Allingham Arms Hotel, Bundoran has scooped the IMRO Best Live Music Venue in Ulster 2015.The Allingham Arms Hotel,  known as the Capital of Country is delighted to have received this prestigious award. The ceremony took place last night in Dublin which recognises the best venues in Ireland who provide an exceptional live music experience on  a weekly basis.More than 11000 IMRO members considered hundreds of venues across the country to be shortlisted.After a very successful year and a recent appearance on RTE’S Stetsons & Stilettoes, General Manager, Peter Mc Intyre says it is a combination of an extremely  loyal customer base, great artists and most importantly a great team behind him that makes the Allingham  what it is today.Peter, Elizabeth & all the staff  would like to thank everyone who took the time to vote for them and are delighted to bring the award back to Donegal again. DONEGAL HOTEL NAMED AS THE BEST LIVE MUSIC VENUE IN ULSTER was last modified: February 17th, 2016 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:Allingham Arms HotelawardbundoranhotelMUSICUlsterVenuelast_img read more

Moyes eyes fifth job in five years, shock role on cards for ex-Man United boss

first_img REVEALED 1 Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade smart causal Latest Premier League News Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? NEW ERA Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes silverware Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener Moyes lasted just six months at the London Stadium center_img How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures He took over from Slaven Bilic in November and led the Hammers to safety in the Premier League but was not popular with the club’s supporters.Moyes is now looking for his next challenge and, according to the Sunday Times, has made it known he is interested in the US job.United States Soccer Federation officials have still yet to decide on a permanent replacement for Bruce Arena, who was sacked last October after the team failed to qualify for the World Cup in Russia, and it is understood they would be interested in speaking to Moyes.Former Chicago Fire coach David Sarachan has been in interim charge since Arena’s departure. David Moyes is reportedly in contention to become the new head coach of the United States national team.The Scot is currently out of work, having left West Ham at the end of last season after his short-term contract expired. possible standings REVEALED England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? ALTERED gameday Moyes has had four different jobs within the past five years.He left Everton to succeed Sir Alex Ferguson as Manchester United manager in 2013 but was sacked less than 12 months into his six-year contract.He has since had brief spells at Real Sociedad, Sunderland and West Ham.last_img read more


first_imgThe Letterkenny Antiques and Collectables Fair takes place in the Radisson Blu Hotel in Letterkenny this Sunday, March 1st.The Radisson Blu, LetterkennyIf you have ever wondered exactly how much that old piece of jewellery or old chair was worth, then now is your chance.Free valuations will be given o the day while scrap gold and silver will also be bought. The Fair takes place from 11am until 5pm and admission is €3 or two for €5 with children getting in free.We’ll see you all there.ANTIQUES AND COLLECTABLES FAIR AT RADISSON BLU, LETTERKENNY THIS SUNDAY was last modified: March 1st, 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:ANTIQUESFairletterkennyRadisson Blulast_img read more

Ehlers gets a hat trick as Jets end Sharks’ win streak

first_img(Click here, if you are unable to view this photo gallery or video on your mobile device.)SAN JOSE — Nik Ehlers scored the game winner with 3:07 left in the third, spoiling Evander Kane’s revenge game against the Winnipeg Jets.Ehlers recorded the decisive goal in a 5-3 Jets win over the Sharks at SAP Center Thursday after Martin Jones left his crease in an attempt to stop Blake Wheeler, who then skated around the net and found his teammate for an open shot.In doing so, the Jets ended the …last_img