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RBC investing in local charities

first_imgThree societies in Fort St. John and Dawson Creek are among several charities in the Peace River region receiving investments from the Royal Bank of Canada.RBC is donating $139,500 to 19 nonprofit organizations in the Peace to support community partnerships.RBC officials say the donations are used to support initiatives and programs with a focus on education, health, social services, arts and culture and environmental causes.- Advertisement -The Fort St. John Hospital Foundation is receiving $5,000 and in Dawson Creek, the Canadian Cancer Society is receiving $1,000 and the Salvation Army is receiving $5,000.The other communities in the Peace receiving charitable donations are Grande Prairie, Edson, High Prairie, Hinton, Slave Lake and Whitecourt, Alta.last_img read more

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Laughing at Arsenal, that title-winning goal – RVP’s best United moments

first_img May 24 2013: Rubbing it in to Piers Morgan – Staunch Gooner Piers Morgan spent the entirety of the 2012/13 season trolling the Dutchman on Twitter, branding him ‘Robin van Purse-strings’ to suggest he left the Emirates for money and not success. Van Persie refused to get involved in the spat on social media, responding to the former CNN host in his own special way. 8 Despised by Arsenal fans and adored by Manchester United fans, Sir Alex Ferguson’s last great signing Robin van Persie is swapping the Premier League for Turkish Super Lig club Fenerbahce.His £24m move was seen as a retirement gift from Ferguson to himself and what a gift he was, scoring 48 goals in 86 games for the club.Van Persie took the number 20 shirt upon signing and told fans it was a statement of intent as United looked to become English champions for a record 20th time. He was the cause of many an Old Trafford roar during his three years at the club, so here are his best moments in the famous red jersey.Agree with the selections or feel there were other moments more important during Van Persie’s United career? Let us know in the comments section below.  8 September 2 2012: RVP double beats Southampton – Man United were 2-1 down with three minutes remaining away to Southampton and the Dutchman had already missed a dinked penalty. However, Van Persie had watched enough of Sir Alex Ferguson’s teams to know it isn’t over until it’s over as he netted twice to secure a memorable 3-2 victory. December 9 2012: Scoring the winner against City at the Etihad in injury-time – Van Persie ended United’s noisy neighbours’ two-year unbeaten home run in dramatic style after the Blues had pegged the Red Devils back to 2-2 with four minutes to go. However, a late free-kick from RVP, who turned down a move to City that summer, squeezed past Joe Hart much to the delight of the red side of Manchester. November 3 2012: Take that, Arsenal! – All eyes were on Van Persie at Old Trafford as he faced former club Arsenal for the first time. It only took three minutes for him to score and rub salt in the already very raw wounds of Arsenal fans, despite neglecting to celebrate the goal. November 10 2013: Another against Arsenal – This time he did celebrate. It was the striker’s third goal in three games against his former club as United won 1-0. It came as a massive relief for manager David Moyes who was under massive pressure as Arsenal visited Old Trafford. March 19 2014: Champions League hat-trick hero – Again, the Netherlands international came to the rescue of Moyes as United looked to overturn an embarrassing 2-0 deficit against Olympiakos in the second round of the Champions League. Van Persie sealed the win with another United hat-trick, though they were eventually knocked out to Bayern Munich in the next round. April 22 2013: That goal against Aston Villa – United won their 20th English league title in style at home to Aston Villa. The former Arsenal captain was in sublime form, scoring his second hat-trick for the club, including a volley from Wayne Rooney’s cross-field pass which won Match of the Day’s Goal of the Season award. August 17 2012: Van Persie leaves Arsenal for Man United – Robin van Persie has reportedly undergone a medical ahead of a move to Turkish club Fenerbahce, so talkSPORT looks at his best bits in a Man United shirt beginning with his arrival. Van Persie signed for Manchester United from Arsenal in a £24m after coach Rene Meulensteen convinced him he would lead the club to a 20th title. Upon signing RVP said: “I always listen to the little boy inside of me in these situations – when you have to make the harder decisions in life. What does he want? That boy was screaming for Man United.” 8 8 8 8 8 8last_img read more

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Hawthorne crime copter back in air

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The Hawthorne Police Department celebrated the return of its Air 55 helicopter Friday with a barbecue luncheon outside City Hall. The helicopter was grounded for more than two years because the city couldn’t afford the cost, which was about $250,000 a year. The road to its return has been a bumpy one. Early last summer, city officials were saying the chopper was nearly ready to resume flights, but it needed more maintenance than anticipated because it had been out of service for so long. As the South Bay’s only full-time police helicopter, it will be in the air and on-call 10 hours a day, four days a week. Hawthorne police Lt. Keith Kauffman said the helicopter does the work of 15 to 20 officers. It has a forward-looking, heat-seeking infrared light that can home in on suspects hiding in dark places. “It’s almost always the first unit on scene to a call,” he said. “It’s very helpful for crimes in progress – robberies, burglaries, assaults, police pursuits.”last_img read more

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Former England captain sends Three Lions message ahead of World Cup opener

first_imgCan’t wait for kick off later and cheering the lads on. Good luck @England 👍🏼🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 #ThreeLions⁠ ⁠— Wayne Rooney (@WayneRooney) June 18, 2018talkSPORT will be with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network. Former England captain Wayne Rooney has given his support to the team in Russia ahead of their World Cup Group G match with Tunisia.The Everton forward played 119 matches and, before retiring in August last year, became the nation’s leading goal scorer with 53, overtaking 1966 World Cup winner Bobby Charlton, who netted 49 across his incredible career. Former England star Wayne Rooney will be following the Three Lions as they play Tunisia in their Group G opener. Rooney didn’t have the best of luck with the Three Lions at World Cups, being sent off in 2006 against Portugal, ranting at fans in 2010 following a disappointing 0-0 draw with Algeria, and flopping at the 2014 edition in Brazil, despite finally scoring his first World Cup goal against Uruguay.But, as he closes in on a move from the Toffees to DC United, the 32-year-old has given the current squad his backing on Twitter ahead of their match with the Eagles of Carthage. 1last_img read more

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NO-ONE SERIOUSLY HURT IN BUNCRANA CAR CRASH

first_imgTWO motorists have escaped serious injury in a car crash in Buncrana this morning.The crash happened in Main Street around 9am. The incident caused widespread disruption to traffic in the town but this has since been cleared.Gardai and ambulance crews attended the scene but no-one was seriously hurt. NO-ONE SERIOUSLY HURT IN BUNCRANA CAR CRASH was last modified: May 14th, 2013 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:NO-ONE HURT IN BUNCRANA CAR CRASHlast_img read more

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DONEGAL GIRL IS THE NEW FACE OF TG4 WEATHER SERVICE

first_imgCaitlín Nic Aoidh  is one of three new weather presenters on TG4.TG4 has given their station a facelift with Falcarragh woman Caitlín Nic Aoidh now fronting their new weather service. Nic Aoidh joins Irial Ó Ceallaigh and Fiona Ní Fhlaithearta as the new weather presenters on TG4.Pádhraic Ó Ciardha, Deputy CEO of TG4 explained the decision to revamp the weather service on TG4. He said, “TG4’s mission is to present weather information in a way that is both visually attractive and accessible to all, while demonstrating and celebrating that richness and diversity.Nic Aoidh is a former graduate of NUI Maynooth and earned a Masters degree in Irish from the university.She also recently completed her post-graduate degree in Secondary school teaching in Galway before landing the high-profile job with TG4.Nic Aoidh and the other two presenters were selected after an intense and rigorous public competition. Nic Aoidh has appeared on TV before and it was on rival station RTE.However, Nic Aoidh wasn’t presenting the weather, she appeared on Winning Streak and collected a cool €50,000 and a car.     DONEGAL GIRL IS THE NEW FACE OF TG4 WEATHER SERVICE was last modified: July 23rd, 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:Caitlín Nic AoidhdonegalFalacarraghNewTG4Weather Presenterlast_img read more

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Dancing around the issues

first_imgTwo years ago, the Los Angeles City Council adopted a controversial lap-dance ban after many hours of public hearings, heated debates and protests from angry strippers and club owners. Council members didn’t technically ban the dances, of course. Instead, they created a rule that patrons couldn’t get closer than six feet to the dancers, thus creating a de facto ban they knew was unenforceable for all intents and purposes. Then, just a couple of months later, they unadopted the ordinance after it became clear strip-club supporters were threatening lawsuits and gathering signatures to put the ban on the ballot. Intimidated as usual, the council chose the wiser course of enforcing existing laws against strip clubs that actually are disrupting neighborhoods and going way over the line of common decency. The whole fiasco provided good paydays to lobbyists, lawyers and consultants – as well as some handy campaign cash to some politicians. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Business for these folks must not be so good because the ban crusade is back. Emboldened by the court’s support of a similar strict “no-touch” rule in La Habra, city officials are again seeking to strip strippers of the popular and lucrative lap-dancing feature of clubs. On Tuesday, the Police Commission endorsed it unanimously; it will next go to the City Council’s public safety committee. The entire ban saga began with legitimate complaints from people who live near a few Westside clubs and were upset with the lewd acts that sometimes spilled into the community. Instead of dealing with these particular nuisances, city officials decided to make political hay by declaring that unenforceable regulations on lap dancing would somehow put an end to all that is bad in the city – to prostitution, drug usage, violence toward women and other crimes. The subtext was, then, that banning the lap dance would render the city’s many strip clubs as wholesome as the gym. Give us a break. The lap-dancing attacks are nothing more than distraction from the real issues that bring down the quality of life in Los Angeles – things like kids getting shot on the way home from school, unsafe housing conditions, sweatshops where immigrants are exploited, streets that are literally falling apart, lack of good jobs, to name a few. Lap dancing, sex clubs, the nation’s pornography industry – those are symbols of the unhealthy state of the city, not the cause of its deterioration. Instead of creating another circus over the ground rules for lap dancing, city officials should start to work grappling with the big issues that actually affect the lives of millions of residents every day. 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

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Timmer Earns Second-Straight MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Week Honor

first_imgTimmer, a member of the Drake men’s basketball team, Timmer averaged 20.0 points on 14-of-24 (.583) shooting with seven rebounds and five assists in a pair of MVC games last week. He had 23 points on 7-of-11 shooting in the win over Loyola to help the Bulldogs record back-to-back 100-point games for the first time since the 1979-80 season. He then led Drake in scoring with 17 points on 7-of-13 shooting at SIU with a pair of three-pointers as he scored 13 of his points in the second half to help Drake rally from a first-half deficit before ultimately falling.  Timmer is now averaging 19.7 points per game in his career against SIU and also moved into 17th all-time at Drake with 1,102 career points.  ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Drake University’s Reed Timmer (New Berlin, Wis.) has been named the Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Week presented by Eagle Bank and Trust Company for the second-straight week. His most recent honor marks the 10th time this season a Drake student-athlete has been named the MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Week. To qualify for the honor, student-athlete must carry a cumulative GPA of 3.20 or higher, completed at least one academic year at a Valley institution and must be at least a sophomore in academic standing. Redshirt freshmen and first-year junior college transfers are not eligible. In addition to the academic qualifications, student-athletes will be evaluated on their athletic performance for a one-week period. As a sophomore, Timmer was named the MVC Men’s Basketball Scholar-Athlete of the Year, and has now earned MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Week honors seven times in his career. 2016-17 Drake MVC Scholar Athletes of the WeekJan. 3 – Reed Timmer, Men’s BasketballDec. 27 – Reed Timmer, Men’s BasketballDec. 27 – Becca Jonas , Women’s BasketballNov. 22 – Reed Fischer, Men’s Cross CountryNov. 1 – Reed Fischer, Men’s Cross CountryOct. 25 – James Wypych, Men’s SoccerOct. 4 – Reed Fischer, Men’s Cross CountrySept. 27 – Mueng Sunday, Men’s SoccerSept. 6 – Reed Fischer, Men’s Cross CountryAug. 30 – James Wypych, Men’s Soccer Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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ST EUNAN’S U16 BOYS UPSET THE ODDS TO LAND COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP

first_imgSt Eunan’s U16s celebrate their county title winST EUNAN’S U16 boys are county champions after upsetting the odds with a seven point win over Mac Cumhaills at St Mary’s Convoy this afternoon.Mac Cumhaills had won the northern final in the same competition a couple of weeks ago and were odds-on favourites to go on and land the all-county title.But a gritty and determined St Eunan’s won 3-11 to 1-10 in the end. And didn’t look like it was going to go that way as Mac Cumhaills raced into a 1-01 lead after just six minutes with Eunan’s yet to score.The black and amber boys stuck to their task though so that by half-time they trailed by just a single point as Mac Cumhaills led 1-04 to 0-06.But three magical goals in five minutes mid-way through the second half swung the game towards the Letterkenny lads and they never looked back.The crucial goals came from Oisin Purdy, Michael McGroary and Louis Hasson. Points: Hasson (0-02), Niall Hannigan (0-3, 2F), Matthew McGovern (0-02), Éoin McGeehin (0-02), Paddy McColgan (0-01) Eoin O’Boyle (0-01). ST EUNAN’S U16 BOYS UPSET THE ODDS TO LAND COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP was last modified: October 17th, 2015 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:county finalCounty Final PreviewMac CumhaillsSt Eunanslast_img read more

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KCCA FC beef up squad with six more signings

first_imgMike Mutebi (centre) with the players he has signed for the club this January. Courtesy photo.FOOTBALL–Two time league defending defending champions KCCA FC have this morning unveiled six more players.This brings to 19 the total number of players the Kasasiro boys have signed this season after they made 13 signings at the start of the first round.This comes just less than three weeks to the second round of the the Azam Uganda premier league season.Speaking at the unveiling, head coach Mike Mutebi was full of praise for the new recruits.“We are trying to prepare so as we compete because one of our goals this season it to retain the league tittle and be as competitive as possible on the continent,” Mutebi said.“We have brought in new players so as to get stronger and bring more hunger to the team. The players who have won us the last two tittles seem to be lucking the desire to win anymore but the ones we bring in are hungry for success and I am confident they can help us attain our goals,” he added.Asked why he has gone for youth and not experience, Mutebi said young lads are eager to learn and listen unlike the more experienced ones.He also confirmed that the new players will be travelling with the team to Kenya where they will be holding a one- and-ahalf weeks training camp.KCCA will be travelling to Kenya on Thursday next week to play four games against Gor Mahia, AFC Leopards, Sofa Paka and Tusker FC before returning in time for the second round.The six players that KCCA have unveiled this morning at the StarTimes stadium in Lugogo.•Tom Ikara from Kirinya JSS•Hassan Musana from BUL FC•Matsiko Abubarker from Atland•Solomon Okwalinga from Mbarara City•Akyayi Herbet from Kibuli SS•Steve Sserwadda from KCCA U18Commentslast_img read more

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