Dawson Creek Exhibition and Stampede hosting Spring Pro Rodeo & Dance

first_imgTickets are priced at $50.00 and $35.00 plus applicable fees. Tickets may be purchased online at tigerboxofficeplus.ca, by phone at 1-877-339-8499, and in person at the 2 Tiger Box Office Plus locations in the Encana Events Centre and at Tiger Printing & Stationers. The organizers believe with a first class venue and with the world renowned bucking stock coming from the Calgary Stampede “Born to Buck” Program, this will be an event you don’t want to miss.   Top 24 Canadian and US cowboys and cowgirls will be competing in events such as saddle bronc, bareback, bulls, tie-down roping, steer dogging, team roping & ladies barrel racing.  Each night will end with a Dancing in the Dirt event to a top Canadian country band. Organizers promise – you will need to “hold on tight” cause this event is going to be wilder than any 8 second ride. – Advertisement -Sponsor packages for the event will be out November 20, for bucking chutes, infield act, drill team, arena banners and the team contestant draft.  The Spring Pro Rodeo will offer individuals or businesses a “Rodeo Team” for those that like to be more involved in the action. Called a “Team Contestant Draft”, where one can purchase rights to a team of riders personally selected by them and winning prize monies for the top 4 teams. Check out the website at www.dawsoncreekfair.com for tickets, sponsorship, and Team Contest Draft information.  Advertisement All monies generated by the event will go towards the Dawson Creek Exhibition and Stampede fairgrounds improvement and infrastructure.last_img read more

BC Hydro planning service interruption on July 22

first_imgBC Hydro has sent notice that there will be a planned service interruption on July 22 in various parts of Fort St. John. The outage will affect areas from east of 100 Street to west of 93 Street, and north of 112 Avenue to south of 114 Avenue.The outage will span five and a half hours from 9:30 a.m. until 3 p.m.Hydro will be making improvements to their electrical system in hopes of making the service more reliable.- Advertisement -Hydro asks that electrical equipment and lights be turned off during the outage to keep restoration time at a minimum. They also ask that citizens wait an hour after the power is restored before turning on multiple appliances.last_img read more

Over 540 arrested in China for gambling

first_img0Shares0000Although all gambling is technically illegal in China, it is permitted in the country’s hundreds of thousands of “lottery shops”© AFP/File –BEIJING, July 12 – China has cracked down on online football gambling during the World Cup, arresting more than 540 suspected of participating in schemes involving more than Sh150bn ($1.5bn), state media said.The suspects were “associated with more than 20 gangs”, and their servers, computers, mobile phones and bank cards were confiscated, police in China’s southern province of Guangdong told the official Xinhua news agency. Some 70 mobile apps and websites as well as 250 online chat groups have also been shuttered, Xinhua said Wednesday without providing further detail.In May, police honed in on an online gambling platform which accepted bitcoin and had grown to 330,000 members in just eight months.Authorities arrested six of its key organizers, froze assets of over 5 million yuan ($750,000), and confiscated virtual currency worth over $1.5 million, Xinhua said, without giving specific dates of the raid.Although all gambling is technically illegal in China, it is permitted in the country’s hundreds of thousands of “lottery shops”.These are run by China’s Sports Administration, with part of the proceeds ploughed back into sport ranging from financing stadiums to training the next generation of Chinese athletes.However, the government remains vigilant and dozens of unauthorised “lottery ticket” apps, which enable punters to place a bet with a single click, were closed down in the first week of the World Cup.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Covina library could be closed by next summer

first_imgCOVINA – The head of Covina’s library said at a city council meeting this week that if the city does not give it additional funding, the library will close next summer. The library is currently budgeted for about $10,000 for the 2008 fiscal year. That would only be enough to keep the grounds maintained after 2008 in hopes the place would reopen, according to library director Roger Possner. By contrast, the full-service budget for this year is about $1.3million. Possner said that he had been told by a consultant with the state library that if Covina’s library were to close, it would be the first time in state history that any city library would be forced to do so. Library funding has also been cut on a state level over the past few months from California’s annual budget, which supports a foundation that provides funds for book acquisition to county libraries. Los Angeles County libraries lost $700,000 due to cuts, enough to purchase 28,000 new books said Public Information Officer Pamela Broussard. Fortunately for the library, said Broussard, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, which funds daily operations for the library, gave the library the extra funding it would normally receive from the state program. Covina’s library is funded almost entirely from the city’s General Fund, and has no alternative sources of funding, according to Possner. dan.abendschein@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2105160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “It’s a heartbreaker,” said Covina Mayor John King. “But public safety has to be our first priority for funding.” The cuts to the library funding were in response to the city vote last March to not renew the $5.5million annual utility tax. Responding to the loss of revenue, the city passed a two-year budget in June that included cuts in nearly every city department. A group called Community Matters has officially filed an intent to circulate a petition to put a new utility tax measure on the ballot that would renew the tax, which will stop being collected in March of 2009. The measure could appear on next June’s ballot or on the November 2008 ballot, according to Amy Turner in the Covina clerk’s office. last_img read more

Championship play-off final – Huddersfield v Reading: LIVE talkSPORT stream

first_img<div class=”apester-media” data-media-id=”592708e880639da10ef553a6″ height=”354″></div><script async src=”//static.apester.com/js/sdk/v2.0/apester-javascript-sdk.min.js”></script> Huddersfield v Reading is LIVE on talkSPORT Huddersfield Town and Reading will face off for a place in next season’s Premier League and you can listen to the Championship play-off final LIVE on talkSPORT.CLICK HERE for details of how to listen to live commentary of the ‘richest game in football’, which takes place at Wembley on Monday, May 29 2017.You can listen to the final, live online with talkSPORT.com, or via your radio.The match kicks off at 15:00 UK time and it is also available to watch in the UK via Sky Sports.Huddersfield finished fifth in the league under David Wagner and fans will not have expected them to get so far. They booked their place at Wembley with a penalty shootout victory over Sheffield Wednesday and the West Yorkshire side will be hoping to return to the top tier for the first time since 1972.Reading, meanwhile, have also surprised under Jaap Stam, finishing third in the table, and they saw off Fulham to reach the final. They have been in the Premier League more reasonably, from 2006-2008 and 2012-13.LIVE on talkSPORT: Huddersfield Town v Reading: How to follow the match on talkSPORTcenter_img 1last_img read more

GOLF NEWS: KEVIN KIELY IN EXCELLENT FORM AT BARNHILL

first_imgLetterkenny Golf NewsRounding off a busy festive schedule at Letterkenny Golf Club by winning the last pre-Christmas competition on Saturday 20th was someone whom I believe to be one of the most dedicated members to competition entries, club stalwart and single figure handicapper Kevin Kiely [8]. If you were to assume that a member played two home competitions per week over forty-eight weeks, that’s almost one hundred competitions. Considering that during the summer months we had up to four competitions per week, [you do the maths] , then I would like to personally congratulate Kevin on his dedication and contribution to the success of club competitions. Once again, combining solid golf with shrewd course management, Kevin, on a wind-blown, showery day, covered the outward nine in 39 shots, three over par gross 19pts. With a birdie at eleven to keep him on track, Kevin finished on 79 gross for a winning stableford score of 37pts, defining his intent for the new season ahead. GERARD TAKES THE “REIGNS”It was with great delight and appreciation that the club inducted it’s 2015 club Captain, Gerard Duffy. “I am looking forward to my role as Club Captain for 2015 and i hope to follow in such auspicious footsteps as previous captains and retain the highest standard of club stewardship throughout my forthcoming year, for which I am deeply honoured, and look forward to working with the 2015 mens’, ladies’ and parent committees to ensure that that high standard is retained” Congratulations to Gerard and we can be assured that the club remains in good hands. ANNE MAKES HISTORY AT BARNHILL! Once again, Letterkenny Golf Club have made an historical entry into their history books, having elected a lady member to be their 2015 club President, and it was with the greatest of joy and pleasure that the nominee, club stalwart Anne Condon, accepted. “My most prestigious honour within the club to date was my election to Lady Captain in 2011. Letterkenny Golf Club has played a large part in my family’s lives, and will do for a long time yet. The friends that we have made through golf and the club, has been upmost to our settling into life in Letterkenny, and it is here that we now consider to be our forever home. The club Presidency is a great honour for me and I feel privileged to be able to accept”.Anne’s appointment as Letterkenny’s 24th President will ensure that the prestige and high standard of professionalism that has become synonymous with Letterkenny Golf Club will remain in safe hands during 2015. HAVE YOU SIGNED UP?Letterkenny Golf Club’s newly launched Online Lotto’s draw took place on Wednesday 24th and, although there was no Jackpot winner, two lotto members who smiled happily were Garret Condon & Peggy Forde, winners of the “lucky dip” prizes of €50 each. Congratulations to you both! The Lotto draw takes place every Wednesday evening, closing time for entries at 6pm Wednesday, and entry page can be found on club website, www.letterkennygolfclub.com and follow the prompts. Next week’s LOTTO JACKPOT will be €1,400. Thank you for playing and please continue to encourage your fellow members, friends & family to play our Club Lotto. An appreciation night from Brown’s on the Green for all members, patrons and general customers of Leterkenny Golf Club will be held in the bar on Friday 2nd January . Complimentary food, drink and music will be on hand and all are welcome to join in the “ceol, bia agus craic”. GOLF NEWS: KEVIN KIELY IN EXCELLENT FORM AT BARNHILL was last modified: January 2nd, 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:BarnhillgolfNoticesSportlast_img read more

Mamadou Sakho tells the Crystal Palace who he wants them to sign

first_img Loftus-Cheek celebrates with Palace talisman Wilfried Zaha 1 Mamadou Sakho has urged Crystal Palace to sign Ruben Loftus-Cheek on a permanent deal this summer.The Chelsea starlet enjoyed an incredible breakthrough season with the Eagles, earning a first England cap against Germany and culminating a World Cup call-up.He also scored twice as well as getting three assist despite a spell on the sideline with an injury.After securing a mid-table finish for the club, Loftus-Cheek has technically returned to his parent club at Stamford Bridge.But Sakho, a player who arrived at Selhurst Park at the same time as the midfielder, believes he should return back there.Sakho said: “I would say yes. Ruben is really talented and has a lot of quality.“His season was a little bit difficult for him as he had a long-term injury but when he came back we saw the difference that he can make on the pitch.“So yes I think that it can be a really good deal for the club.“You have a few people in the club that are trying to make the best choice about the players and to have a good squad next year.”last_img read more

DONEGALDAILY.COM ‘MUST GO’ GIG – PHIL COULTER AT THE CLANREE

first_imgPhil Coulter Live in Concert @ The Clanree Hotel LetterkennyFriday 02nd December 2011Doors Open @7pm & Concert Starts@8pm – Tickets €30 available Now from Hotel Reception Composer, producer and performer Phil Coulter is the reigning king of contemporary Celtic music, becoming the best-selling Irish artist of his generation.Born in Derry in 1942, Coulter began his career while studying music at Belfast’s Queens University, writing the Capitol Showband’s 1963 hit “Foolin’ Time” and later penning the ensemble’s 1965 Eurovision Song Contest entry “Walking the Streets in the Rain.” Other notable compositions of the era include Twinkle’s 1964 smash “Terry” and Them’s oft-covered garage-rock classic “I Can Only Give You Everything.” Still, Coulter enjoyed his greatest success as a writer after teaming up with collaborator Bill Martin; together they authored some of the biggest pop hits of the period, including Sandie Shaw’s Eurovision-winning “Puppet on a String” and Cliff Richard’s “Congratulations.”Despite his pop success, he remained drawn to the Irish folk of his youth, working with acts including the Dubliners, Planxty and the Furey Brothers while concurrently writing a series of hits for the Bay City Rollers. After his partnership with Martin ended during the late ’70s, Coulter turned increasingly to performing, and in 1983 issued his solo debut Classic Tranquillity; its meditative, lushly-orchestrated renditions of traditional Celtic favourites immediately scored with Irish audiences, and on the strength of subsequent efforts including 1984’s Sea of Tranquillity and 1985’s Phil Coulter’s Ireland, he emerged as the country’s best-selling artist. Later material including 1990’s Words and Music, 1993’s Recollections and 2000’s Highland Cathedral introduced Coulter to a growing international audience as well. The intimate Songs I Love So Well was issued on Shanachie in early 2001. ~ Jason Ankeny, All Music Guide DONEGALDAILY.COM ‘MUST GO’ GIG – PHIL COULTER AT THE CLANREE 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:phil coulter at the clanreelast_img read more

Checking out of hotel talks

first_imgNegotiations for a 56-story downtown hotel designed to boost the ailing Los Angeles Convention Center have broken down despite a quarter-billion-dollar public financing package, the Daily News has learned. Apollo Real Estate Advisors of Century City was expected to provide about $60 million for the 1,100-room Hilton hotel but has pulled out of the talks, according to City Councilwoman Jan Perry and sources close to the negotiations. The hotel – which generated controversy over the massive city financing it was granted – has been touted as a linchpin in ensuring the success of the $4.2 billion l.a. live sports-and-entertainment complex that recently broke ground next to the Staples Center. But the deal involving Apollo and co-developer Wolff Urban Development, which wasn’t providing equity, has appeared strained for several months as hotel construction costs soared from roughly $450 million to more than $500 million, and the city offered no further concessions. Co-developer Lew Wolff, owner of the Oakland A’s baseball team, said Saturday that he didn’t have any details. Sources, however, confirmed talks had broken off, though they said it was unclear whether the high-power firms were engaged in brinkmanship. Apollo Real Estate Advisors, for example, had been floating significant changes to the hotel’s design in an effort to bring down costs. Some speculated that AEG may have resisted and the breach in negotiations may be an attempt by one, or both, parties to force more favorable terms. AEG was to sell the land for the new hotel at cost, but was not providing equity in the original deal. AEG and other supporters, including downtown civic groups, have said the lack of a large nearby hotel is the Convention Center’s Achilles’ heel, and that – combined with l.a. live – the area should become a tourism and convention magnet. In addition to agreeing to forgo as much as $270 million in room-tax revenues from the hotel over 25 years, the Community Redevelopment Agency has agreed to a $16 million, below-market loan, and the city has authorized $4 million in fee waivers. Critics, however, question whether such a public investment in a hotel is warranted, and whether a hotel will be enough to make downtown Los Angeles attract large conventions. Samir Jain, lodging analyst for Jefferies & Co. in New York, said AEG shouldn’t have trouble finding equity for the hotel amid a relatively strong market. “I don’t think it will be hard at all – I think they’ll find it,” Jain said. “They can get very, very cheap money now … if you can borrow very cheaply, your required rate of return is not extremely high. They don’t have to be as discerning with their investment.” Beth Barrett, (818) 713-3731 beth.barrett@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals Perry, who represents the district where the hotel would be built, said Denver billionaire Philip Anschutz – owner of AEG, which owns the Staples Center and is investing $1 billion in the complex under development – and company president Timothy Leiweke now are looking for new equity partners. “I’m not worried about the future of the hotel,” Perry said. “(AEG) was being very active to recruit new equity partners. I know they were talking to a number of different entities.” AEG officials declined comment Friday. Chief Legislative Analyst Gerry Miller, who has been working on the deal for the city, said Friday that he hadn’t been told Apollo Real Estate Advisors was no longer involved. Richard Ackerman, principal of Apollo Real Estate Advisors, could not be reached for comment Friday. last_img read more

DDTV: FOOTAGE OF WHEN STORM LASHED DONEGAL TOWN

first_imgDDTV:  A snapshot of the storm in Donegal Town.Footage from Donegal Daily reader Gerry McCaffrey.The lights are looking good!Play to watch  DDTV: FOOTAGE OF WHEN STORM LASHED DONEGAL TOWN was last modified: December 19th, 2013 by John2Share 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:DDTV: FOOTAGE OF WHEN STORM LASHED DONEGAL TOWNlast_img read more