Regional students become international winners at Science Fair

first_imgPlatzer won her gold medal in the Environmental Sciences category, and O’Reilly in the Health Sciences category.Platzer’s project entitled ‘Hey Aliens’ had her sift through hay from 22 farms in the North Peace region to obtain 5,568 “potential seeds” that she then photographed and planted. The result showed 628 of the “potential seeds” were invasive plant species, “all of which either cause pain to animals or have the potential to overtake the native plants.”Emily’s project entitled ‘Ancient Knowledge – Modern Approach’ had her remove cyanide from apricot kernels in order to determine the effects of the kernel extracts on bacterial infection. This is said to have demonstrated “compelling evidence for the controversial belief that there are one or more compounds in the apricot kernel that have specific antibacterial properties.”- Advertisement -The students were selected to participate based on their Science Fair project work, their communication skills and their ambassadorial qualities.The Taiwan International Science Fair was held February 4 – 10 2015 in Taipei, Taiwan.last_img read more

Side-by-side and utility trailer stolen from Surerus Pipeline yard

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John RCMP are investigating a break and enter at Surerus Pipeline.  During the early morning hours of September 8, 2016 a 2015 Can-am Commander side-by-side was loaded onto a utility trailer and from the Surerus yard at 9312 109 street in Fort St. John.The theft occurred sometime between 1 and 8 a.m.Description of Can-am:Black and yellow in colorFully enclosed black cabAlberta licence plate of GTH69- Advertisement -Description of Utility Trailer:2014 single axle Alumasilver in color with “Aluma” logo on the sideAlberta licence plate of 5AT919If you have any information regarding the break and enter and theft please contact the Fort St. John RCMP at 250-787-8100. If you wish to remain anonymous call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. You do not have to give your name, address, or telephone number. A cash reward of up to $2000.00 will be paid for any information which leads to an arrest and charge.last_img read more

Germany crash to Austria on Neuer’s comeback

first_img0Shares0000Germany’s goalkeeper Manuel Neuer (C) fails to save the ball during the international friendly footbal match Austria v Germany in Klagenfurt, Austria, on June 2, 2018. © AFP / JOE KLAMARKLAGENFURT, Austria, Jun 2 – Manuel Neuer looks set to go to the World Cup, but Germany’s goalkeeper was unable to prevent his team crashing 2-1 to Austria on his comeback on Saturday.Neuer has proven his fitness after eight months sidelined by a fractured foot in timely fashion, with four names to be cut ahead of Germany naming their final 23-man World Cup squad on Monday. But the ‘keeper was powerless to stop second-half goals by Martin Hinteregger and Alessandro Schoepf after Mesut Ozil gave the Germans an early lead.The result is a big concern for Germany head coach Joachim Loew with the World Cup to kick off in less than a fortnight.The world champions are now winless in their last five games since suffering back-to-back defeats after losing 1-0 to Brazil in Berlin last March.“It was a good comeback from Manuel after so long out,” Loew told broadcaster ZDF.“The defeat is annoying, we did well in the first half, but we lost a lot of ball in the second half and made life hard for ourselves.“A lot of things were bad today.”This was Austria’s first win over their neighbours in nearly 32 years – dating back to October 1986 when Rudi Voeller scored West Germany’s only goal in a 4-1 defeat in Vienna.After 259 days out injured, Neuer pulled off a string of saves in an impressive first-half display, but had little chance to stop Austria’s goals after Germany’s defence leaked badly in the second half.The friendly came close to being called off after heavy rain in Klagenfurt delayed kick-off by an hour and forty minutes.When it eventually got under way, Germany took the lead on 11 minutes after pressing the Austrian defence.Austria’s midfielder Alessandro Schoepf celebrates scoring with his team-mates defender Aleksandar Dragovic and defender Stefan Lainer during the international friendly footbal match Austria v Germany in Klagenfurt, Austria, on June 2, 2018. © APA/AFP / Johann GRODEROzil snapped up a poorly timed clearance kick from Joerg Siebenhandl and curled his shot back around the Austria goalkeeper to claim his 23rd goal in his 90th international.At the other end, Neuer made his first save on 16 minutes to deny attacking midfielder Schoepf.– Austrian fight-back –Julian Brandt came within a whisker of putting Germany two goals up when he fired wide four minutes later.Neuer then made a key save by pushing Florian Grillitsch’s shot around the post on 32 minutes as it was 1-0 to Germany at the break.Loew made a change at the break when Bayern midfielder Sebastian Rudy, a prime candidate to be one of the four cut from the World Cup squad, replaced Sami Khedira at half-time.Rudy was not to blame, but Germany lost their shape as the hosts came flying out of the blocks for the second half and kept the world champions’ defence under pressure.Austria levelled when Hinteregger unleashed an unstoppable volley, direct from a corner, past Neuer unmarked at the back post on 53 minutes.Germany’s goalkeeper was in action less than 60 seconds later to superbly deny West Ham striker Marko Arnautovic.Loew tried to shake things up with a double substitution on 67 minutes, throwing on forwards Timo Werner and Marco Reus, but Austria took the lead moments later.Stefan Lainer tapped back into the area and the German defence failed to shut down Schoepf, who fired past Neuer to the delight of the home crowd.Austria have failed to qualify for the World Cup, while Germany face Saudi Arabia on Friday in their final warm-up before playing Mexico on June 17 at Russia 2018.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Grande Prairie RCMP lay charges following suspicious person complaint

first_imgIf you have information regarding crime or suspicious activity, please contact the Grande Prairie RCMP at 780-830-5701 or your local police. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store. – Advertisement -Marissa LaLonde (34), of Peace River, has been charged with the following: Both LaLonde and McCrea are due to appear in court on Jan. 6, 2020.Advertisement On Dec. 5, 2019, just after 1:30 a.m., RCMP received a call from a resident in the rural area of Sexsmith. The caller reported an unfamiliar car and two people at the end of his driveway. One occupant had approached the caller’s residence requesting help, saying the car was stuck. Feeling this was suspicious, the resident contacted the RCMP for assistance. Police attended and located the car stuck in the ditch. Police identified the male and female occupants of the vehicle. Further investigation led police to locate 52 grams of methamphetamine, 18 grams of cocaine, 30 grams of cannabis, a loaded shotgun, ammunition, and brass knuckles. GRANDE PRAIRIE, AB – RCMP have charged two people with drug and weapons offences, after receiving a suspicious persons complaint.center_img Unsafe transport of a firearmUnauthorized possession of a firearm in a motor vehicleFail to Comply with Recognizance x4 This situation demonstrates the crucial role the public plays in helping police keep our communities safe. The RCMP would like to thank the public, and this resident, for the information provided to police. Kevin McCrea (31), of Peace River, has been charged with the following: Possession for the purpose of trafficking x2Possession of a prohibited weaponUnsafe transport of a firearmUnauthorized possession of a firearm in a motor vehiclePossession of Government Issued DocumentsFail to Comply with Recognizance x3last_img read more

Ex-Liverpool boss hails under-fire England duo before World Cup semi-final

first_img LATEST 4 Sterling and Henderson have come a long way as players and individuals (pictured in 2014) silverware When Steven Gerrard left Liverpool for LA Galaxy in 2015, Rodgers turned to his young central midfield partner to step up and assume the role of Reds captain.After originally struggling to thrive, Henderson grew into the role of a leader and is now one of the first names on Gareth Southgates’ team sheet as a result.And according to Rodgers, the Reds captain (who is a potential injury concern ahead of the semi-final) deserves every success he gets because of his incredible attitude professionalism.“He always wanted to improve,” he added. REVEALED moving on Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes Latest Transfer stories from smart causal Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January “What is so encouraging is there is no ego in this England squad,” he continued.“ A lot of guys have come through the lower levels and had to do the dirty work. Jordan was the same. Any successful team needs spirit.“It has not been a World Cup of iconic individuals, it has been a World Cup where team spirit has dominated. Jordan Henderson typifies that.“He is really selfless as a player and a guy, always wanting to help those around him. He builds respect around himself.” Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade 4 gameday cracker Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland IN DEMAND Today’s top football stories from targets England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won targets LIVING THE DREAM Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT 4 How Liverpool could line up at Leicester with midfielder set for lengthy absence center_img Sterling has come under intense criticism from some sections of England fans for his lack of prolifigacy Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ John Stones celebrates England’s penalty shootout success over Colombia RANKED “He is a top class player and knows the areas where he needs to improve – you can see how much he has over the last few years.“His pace, personality and quality is massive for England. I know football is about opinion, but what these boys are bringing to England is great talent and energy.”The Three Lions’ success in Russia has captured the hearts of English fans, with ‘Three Lions’ back in the charts and Gareth Southgate in the running for a knighthood, according to the bookies.With Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar no longer competing in the tournament, the Celtic boss was quick to praise the togetherness and untiy of the young England squad. The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star impact 4 Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update predicted ALTERED Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade revealed Jordan Henderson assumed the role of Liverpool captain after Steven Gerrard’s departure Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Although England beat Sweden 2-0 in their quarter-final on Saturday, fans picked on the Manchester City starlet for missing a gilt-edged chance in the first half.However Rodgers, who managed the pair during his time as Liverpool boss, insists Sterling is ‘a top class player’ and is being picked by Gareth Southgate on merit.He told the Daily Telegraph: “There is a reason every manager they work with picks them.“I had a close relationship with Raheem at Liverpool and he is not judged on his performance, for some reason.“This boy is fantastic. latest Brendan Rodgers has defended Jordan Henderson and Raheem Sterling on the eve of England’s World Cup semi-final with Croatia.The duo have come under intense criticism seemingly throughout their careers – with Vinne Jones claiming Sterling would be playing for Exeter City if he did not have pace. The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti “He would do extra on the training field, working on set-pieces, practising the whip he could get on the ball where – as you can see now – he delivers it really well.“Off the field he is super professional. I never saw him have a drink, or if I did he was never drinking much.“It was always going to be difficult for the guy who took the Liverpool armband from Stevie. It was always going to take time. Jordan is his own character. He has really developed superbly as a captain and player.”You can listen to live commentary of Croatia v England from Moscow on Wednesday, July 11 on talkSPORT from 7pm.last_img read more


first_imgAN inspiring Co Donegal business is celebrating – after its swish curtains were unveiled today inside a recreation of the Titanic ballroom.Glenmore Linens boss Patricia O’Toole thought it was a wind-up when she got the order last December.Then she realised it was for a replica ballroom of the sunken liner – inside the new Titanic building in Belfast. “With the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, it was a very special order for us and we’re delighted the curtains are now up,” said Patricia of Glenmore Linens in Ballybofey.The Titanic Suite is due to open later this month as part of the wider Titanic Belfast visitor centre.The replica ballroom also includes the famous staircase, featured in the 1990s movie about the boat’s sinking.Said Patricia: “We were provided with the original designs for the original curtains and followed those meticulously.” Her father, company director Sean O’Kane, said 250 metres of material were to make the curtains which will hang six metres high in the replica ballroom“There are two different colours – wine red velvet for the dress curtains and cream for the working curtains. The only difference between these and the original curtains is that the replica ones will be operated by electric!”The 1,000-seater Titanic Suite is just half a mile from where the ship was built at Harland & Wolff in east Belfast.More than 1500 people died when it struck an iceberg on its maiden voyage to New York in April 1912.LEAVE YOUR COMMENT BELOW © 2012, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on us on UNVEILED: TITANIC BALLROOM WITH SWISH DONEGAL-MADE CURTAINS was last modified: March 19th, 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:UNVEILED: TITANIC BALLROOM WITH SWISH DONEGAL-MADE CURTAINSlast_img read more


first_imgDo you want to join the award winning staff at Kelly’s Centra, Mountain TopKELLY’S CENTRA, MOUNTAIN TOP.Award-winning Kelly’s Centra, Mountain Top in Letterkenny are now recruiting for the position ofJunior Manager (Full Time) This job requires someone with minimum 2+ years retail department management or supervisor experience.The Ideal candidate will/must be• Able to support the Store Manager in running the day to day store operations.• Have enthusiasm and a passion for retail. • Have strong attention to detail.• Have total commitment to the company and take ownership of the store, and have some responsibility of stock control, wastage, profit margins, staff training and customer care.• The determination and self-confidence to drive sales and productivity forward• Customer service orientated• A flexible attitude to working hours • An ability to work under pressure in a fast moving environmentThis is an excellent opportunity for someone seeking an opportunity to carve out a long term retail career with a growing and expanding company.Please forward a C.V. stating the position you are applying for Closing date for receipt of applications is:Friday 1st May.JOBS: KELLY’S CENTRA, MOUNTAIN TOP, SEEKS NEW JUNIOR MANAGER was last modified: April 27th, 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:jobsKelly’s CentraletterkennyMountain Toplast_img read more

Huge turnout expected for Mulroy College 10K tomorrow

first_imgMulroy College in association with McCormick’s Pharmacy, Milford are delighted to launch their annual 10K Road Race.The chip timed race has become a firm favourite on the Grand Prix circuit and is known for its fast times, warm welcome and post race refreshments.Registration takes place from 10.30am in Mulroy College on Sunday 17th September and the race starts at 12.30pm. There is a total prize fund of €580 kindly sponsored by McCormicks Pharmacy, Milford. The college is looking forward to welcoming a large crowd and fingers crossed they get the glorious weather they enjoyed at last year’s event!Pictured at the launch are Mulroy College second year students, Ms. Fiona Temple, Mulroy College Principal, Brendan Boyce, Irish two time Olympian and past student of Mulroy College and Mr. Mark Mc Cormick of McCormick’s Pharmacy, Milford who have generously sponsored the event.Huge turnout expected for Mulroy College 10K tomorrow was last modified: September 16th, 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:10KMilfordMulroy Collegelast_img read more

Donegal libraries running free festive family events

first_imgDonegal Library Service want to get you in the mood this holiday season by running ‘Family time at your Library’ events in all thirteen libraries in December.‘Family Time at your Library’ is part of the national Right to Read campaign which supports a family-focused approach to children’s reading, with the aim of promoting reading as a fun recreational activity for children.Donegal Library Service hope to increase awareness, among parents and families, in services and resources for children in public libraries. Donna Cavanagh, Senior Executive Librarian said the Library Service is delighted to be holding free and fun events for children and parents to enjoy together.“The libraries are open to all and we are always working to improve the service we offer to everyone. Your library card holds so much potential and we are confident you will have an enjoyable time at your local Family Time at your Library event,” she said.So, to anticipate the joy of snuggling down with a really good book over the Christmas holidays, why don’t you come along to one of the free events? The events include:‘Christmas Family Storytime’ in the Winter decorated Junior Library section in Central Library.‘Christmas Stories and Songs’ with Emma Porter from Vivid Performance school of drama in Buncrana Library.‘Pyjama Party and Storytelling’ with Mrs Claus in Carndonagh Library. ‘Design your own Christmas Decorations’ in Twin Towns Library where you can also enjoy the crafts table and some festive treats. Leabharlann Phobail Ghaoth Dobhair will also have a ‘Cóisir Phitseámaí le Scéalaíocht ‘An Treain Pholach’ le Mairead Ní Mhaonaigh.For more information on events please visit or contact your local library to book a place.Check out their Facebook and Twitter page @ Donegal County Library, where you can keep an eye out for more great events!Events:Letterkenny MDDate and TimeEventCentralTel: 074 9124950Thur 5th Dec at 6.30 pmChristmas Family Storytime in our Winter decorated Junior Library sectionMilfordTel: 074 9124950Wed 11th December at 6.30pmA Magical Christmas Family Story Time eventCentralTel: 074 9124950Thur 12th Dec at 6.00 pmMagical Christmas Family Reading Time eventStranorlar MDDate and TimeEventTwin TownsTel:  074 9175384Tue 3rd Decemberat 6.30 pmMrs Claus Storytelling; Make your own decorations at our crafts table; Be the first to pick from our Children’s Christmas Collection; and enjoy some festive treats.RaphoeTel:  074 9144115Thur 5th Dec from 3pm to 5pmEarly Bird Christmas Books – Be the first to pick from our Children’s Christmas Collection. We will have a junior Christmas craft session and festive treatsLiffordTel:  074 9172726Fri 6th Dec from 3pm to 5pmEarly Bird Christmas Books – Be the first to pick from our Children’s Christmas Collection. We will have a junior Christmas craft session and festive treats  Donegal MDDate and TimeEventDonegal TownTel 074 9725329Tue 10th Dec at 11.00 amChristmas StorytimeBallyshannonTel 071 9858824Wed 11th Dec at 11.00 amChristmas StorytimeBundoranTel:  071 9829665Wed 18th Dec at 6.30 pmPyjama Party   Inishowen MDDate and TimeEventBuncranaTel:  074 9361941Wed 11th Dec at 6.00 pmPyjama Party and Christmas stories and songs with Emma Porter from Vivid Performance school of dramaMovilleTel:  074 9385110Wed 11th Dec at 6.30 pmPyjama Party and Storytelling with Mrs Claus  CarndonaghTel:  074 9373701Thur 12th Dec at 6.30 pmPyjama Party and Storytelling with Mrs ClausGlenties MDDate and TimeEvent Leabharlann Phobail Ghaoth DobhairTel:  074 9560862Dé Céadaoin 4ú Nollaig ag 6.00 i.nCóisir Phitseámaí le Scéalaíocht ‘An Treain Pholach’ le Mairead Ní Mhaonaigh agus Ceardaíocht Marla le Jumping Clay.Leabharlann Phobail Na RosannTel: 074 9522500Dé Sathairn 14 Nollaig ag 11.30 rnScéalaíocht agus Ceardaíocht na Nollag le Breege Ward  Donegal libraries running free festive family events was last modified: December 2nd, 2019 by Dionne MeehanShare 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:booksCHristmasdonegaleventsfamilyInishowenletterkennylibraryStranorlarlast_img read more

Big third quarter pushes Huskies past Panthers

first_imgZac Claus had 35 points, including seven 3-pointers, and the Fortuna Huskies boy’s basketball team stayed perfect in perfect in Big 5 Conference play with a 86-66 win over the McKinleyville Panthers, Tuesday night at McKinleyville High.Fortuna took a slim 38-35 lead into halftime of Tuesday’s win before an explosive third quarter saw the Huskies outscore the Panthers 30-9 to wrap up its fourth conference win of the season.Claus led the Huskies’ third quarter charge with 12 points in the …last_img read more