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  • Dawson Creek company gets contract for Highway 77

    first_imgOn Monday, Peter’s Bros. Construction Ltd. was awarded a contract of over $8.9 million, to pave the existing sealcoat surface along Highway 77 in Northeast B.C.The paving will take place from the end of the existing pavement at kilometre 83 to the Northwest Territories border at kilometre 137.The construction is beneficial as it will increase road strength for industrial traffic, allow for a smoother driving surface for all drivers, and ensure the safest roads possible. It will also create jobs to help support local families, as well as strengthen the province’s northeast economy.- Advertisement -Peace River North MLA Pat Pimm says “this is a welcome project in our region for both families and industry. Increasing driver safety while also ensuring we are getting the most out of our infrastructure investments makes this a worthwhile project.”The project is being funded by the Oil & Gas Resource Roads program, which ensures roads impacted by heavy industry use are kept safe and reliable. The province has invested a total of $30 million to improve roads in the Peace Region this year.The work is scheduled to begin this coming fall and be completed by the spring/summer of 2012.Advertisementlast_img read more

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  • Video: Forget the new signings, Jose! Chelsea youngsters star against Wycombe

    first_imgJose Mourinho may have brought in Filipe Luis, Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas this summer but it turns out there is plenty of talent already at Stamford Bridge.The Portuguese sent out a youthful team to face Wycombe Wanderers in a pre-season, which was also a testimonial for Matt Bloomfield, although Mark Schwarzer, John Terry and Branislav Ivanovic did bring the average age up.There was also good news as Oriol Romeu played his first game in a Blues shirt since December 2012, but it was the displays from his youth stars which will please Mourinho most.Striker Patrick Bamford got the scoring underway at Adams Park as he flicked home a Nathan Ake cross, while Izzy Brown got the first of his two goals moments after the restart.Terry slotted home from a corner to add a third before Ivanovic made the most of some dodgy defending to head home a free-kick and Brown completed his brace with a sumptuous effort which nestled in the top right corner of the net.And you can see the action in the video above…last_img read more

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  • Best jokes following Pedro news as every fan laughs at United

    first_img1 Chelsea have signed Pedro ahead of Man United and fans laughed at Ed Woodward So Man United have dropped their interest in Pedro.That’s one way of looking at news of the Barcelona forward’s decision to join Chelsea, rather than move to Old Trafford.Sadly for United fans, it’s not the way most football fans see it, given that chief executive Ed Woodward was apparently in Spain this week for talks over a deal to take Pedro to Manchester.And in a week where the club missed out on other transfer targets, Sergio Ramos and Nicolas Otamendi, supporters reacted to the Pedro news like this.last_img read more

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  • INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE DECLARES – “WE NEED GOOD ROADS NOT POLITICAL ONE-UPMANSHIP”

    first_imgMicheál Cholm Mac Giolla Easbuig has welcomed the start of work on the Glen Road in Annagry but has called on the County Council to ensure that the remainder of the road is also repaired. The Independent candidate told Donegal Daily, “It is good news that the Glen Road will receive some attention.“It is long overdue, and very much needed and I welcome it. “I also want to see the remainder of this road now repaired instead of being maintained on a patch by patch basis and I am calling on this Council to ensure that is done in the near future.”“No doubt there will councillors falling over themselves to claim credit for this but the truth is the road would have been done anyway.“It is only right that roads are done on a needs basis and not on the basis of whichever political party holds sway in an area.“After all it’s good roads we need not political one-upmanship. INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE DECLARES – “WE NEED GOOD ROADS NOT POLITICAL ONE-UPMANSHIP” was last modified: May 18th, 2014 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:Election 2014:newsPoliticslast_img read more

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  • Judge bans teaching ‘intelligent design’ as science

    first_img In 1987, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that states cannot require public schools to balance evolution lessons by teaching creationism. Eric Rothschild, an attorney for the families who challenged the policy, called the ruling “a real vindication for the parents who had the courage to stand up and say there was something wrong in their school district.” Richard Thompson, president and chief counsel of the Thomas More Law Center in Ann Arbor, Mich., which represented the school district and describes its mission as defending the religious freedom of Christians, said the ruling appeared to be “an ad hominem attack on scientists who happen to believe in God.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! HARRISBURG, Pa. – In one of the biggest courtroom clashes between faith and evolution since the 1925 Scopes Monkey Trial, a federal judge barred a Pennsylvania public school district Tuesday from teaching “intelligent design” in biology class, saying the concept is creationism in disguise. U.S. District Judge John E. Jones delivered a stinging attack on the Dover Area School Board, saying its first-in-the-nation decision in October 2004 to insert intelligent design into the science curriculum violated the constitutional separation of church and state. The ruling was a major setback to the intelligent-design movement, which is also waging battles in Georgia and Kansas. Intelligent design holds that living organisms are so complex that they must have been created by some kind of higher force. Jones decried the “breathtaking inanity” of the Dover policy and accused several board members of lying to conceal their true motive, which he said was to promote religion. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake A six-week trial over the issue yielded “overwhelming evidence” establishing that intelligent design “is a religious view, a mere relabeling of creationism, and not a scientific theory,” said Jones, a Republican and a churchgoer appointed to the federal bench three years ago. The school system said it will probably not appeal the ruling, because several members who backed intelligent design were ousted in November’s elections and replaced with a new slate opposed to the policy. During the trial, the board argued that it was trying to improve science education by exposing students to alternatives to Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution and natural selection. The policy required students to hear a statement about intelligent design before ninth-grade lessons on evolution. The statement said Darwin’s theory is “not a fact” and has inexplicable “gaps.” It referred students to an intelligent-design textbook, “Of Pandas and People.” But the judge said: “We find that the secular purposes claimed by the board amount to a pretext for the board’s real purpose, which was to promote religion in the public school classroom.” last_img read more

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  • FREE BUS PASS RESTORED TO BUNCRANA-DERRY ROUTE

    first_imgLOCAL TDs are welcoming a Government decision to reinstate free travel services on the Buncrana to Derry bus route.Minister of State Joe McHugh said tonight: “Following the closure of the Lough Swilly Bus Company, there have been ongoing calls from myself and other Donegal public representatives to ensure that the communities who depend on the free travel scheme, mainly elderly people with no other public transport available to them, would be able to avail of the scheme which connects people in rural areas to their local cities, town, shops, families etc. “I have been engaging with my Government colleagues on this matter, and more specifically the working group that was established to deal with reviewing various issues concerning the Free Travel Scheme. I had requested that the findings of the group be made public as soon as possible and that full consideration be given to how essential this scheme is in rural Donegal. I am delighted this service has been included.” However Padraig Mac Lochlainn said the decision came after public pressure – he had a Dail debate planned on the issue.He had secured a debate on the issue in the Dáil that had been delayed from last Thursday.Deputy Mac Lochlainn said: “I welcome this news. It is long overdue. Since I learned that elderly and disabled people in Buncrana, South Inishowen and Derry had lost their rights to free transport on this service, I have repeatedly raised this matter with the Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton.“Despite reports that the Government had been forced to back down by the European Commission and that their refusal to permit the McGonigle Bus Company to avail of the free bus pass scheme was in contravention of EU competition law, the Government have not acknowledged this as their reason for finally resolving this issue. “Whatever their reason, the elderly and disabled users of this service will be relieved that it is now sorted. I particularly commend the many local people who lobbied the Government on this matter and I also commend the McGonigle family for their successful negotiations with the Department over recent months”. FREE BUS PASS RESTORED TO BUNCRANA-DERRY ROUTE was last modified: November 18th, 2014 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:buncranabusDerryFree servicesServiceslast_img read more

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  • SKY SPORTS MAKE HUGE MISTAKE IN PROMOTING DONEGAL V MAYO CLASH

    first_imgTV giants Sky Sports have taken a fair bit of flak since brokering a deal with the GAA to screen both hurling and football matches live on their global platform. GAA executives said it was a progressive step forward for the sport and that Sky’s influence would help promote our national games all over the world. The decision to sell TV rights to Sky Sports has angered many supporters and traditionalists all over the country.Donegal supporters unable to attend the match will not be able to view the All-Ireland quarter-final unless they have Sky Sports.It was the same for the Galway game last Saturday and for the Ulster SFC semi-final clash against Derry.There have been many who have praised the extensive analysis carried out by the Sky Sports punditry team which includes former Donegal manager Jim McGuinness. However, the jury remains out on the deal and making a boo-boo like Sky Sports did in their promotion of this weekend’s double-header only angers supporters even more.In the promo of the game it says, ‘Mayo take on Donegal in the quarter-finals of the 2015 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championships.COME ON Sky Sports sort it out! SKY SPORTS MAKE HUGE MISTAKE IN PROMOTING DONEGAL V MAYO CLASH was last modified: August 7th, 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:newsSportlast_img read more

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  • Exclusive: Dumped disc may hold key to identifying ‘CCTV burglars’

    first_imgA CCTV compact disc dumped in a river may hold the key to identifying gang who have broken into three business premises across Donegal in as many weeks.The gang are believed to be responsible for the raids on petrol stations in Laghey and Newmills as well as yesterday’s raid on Killgordon post office.In two of these raids, in Newmills and Killygordon, the gang disarmed the alarm systems before breaking into the premises by breaking in through the roof. One inside the gang has stolen substantial amounts of cash and cigarettes before stealing the CCTV footage recorded during the break-ins from the last two raids.However, the gang may have made a mistake during yesterday’s raid.Donegal Daily understands that a computer disc found in a river near to the raid on Bradley’s newsagent and post office at Crossroads, may be connected to the shop.Gardai have recovered the disc and forensic officers are currently examining the disc in a bid to identify the culprits. It is under the ‘CCTV Gang’ behind the raids are well-organised and have cut telephone wires to disarm alarms before accessing premises and cleaning their tracks by taking CCTV footage.Garda crime liaison officer, Sgt Paul Wallace, has appealed to businesses to review their security as the gang continues to target rural premises.Exclusive: Dumped disc may hold key to identifying ‘CCTV burglars’ was last modified: September 27th, 2017 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:burglaryCCTVCrossroadsdonegalgangGardaLagheyNEWMILLSlast_img read more

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  • Science Sells Its Soul to Clinton Campaign

    first_img(Visited 34 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 Mainstream science media have abandoned all pretense of objectivity when it comes to presidential politics.We ask the obvious questions after the following articles display their bias, stressing once again that the issue here is fairness and balance. Readers are feel to support the candidate of their choice. They should, however, be able to expect fairness from journalists, especially those who should be reporting on natural science rather than politics.Why Do Science Issues Seem to Divide Americans Along Party Lines? (Live Science). Laura Griffin [U of Florida] pretends to psychoanalyze America voters, but then engages in shameless card-stacking to favor one candidate: “At the top of the Republican presidential ticket is Donald Trump, who has called climate change a Chinese hoax and is on the record as supporting any number of other conspiracy theories,” Griffin says, unscientifically tossing out the phrase “any number” without documentation or metrics. But then she says, “Conversely, Hillary Clinton’s line at the Democratic National Convention — ‘I believe in science’— was met with resounding applause.” Griffin then portrays all Trump supporters as anti-science.Fact-Checking Trump: Can Abortions Really Happen on the ‘Final Day’ of Pregnancy? (Live Science). Why does reporter Rachel Rettner “fact-check” Trump, but not Clinton? Hillary Clinton is under siege for a long record of overt lies, but Live “Science” never brings up those. Worse, she dodges the point of Trump’s remark in the third debate: that viable babies can be killed on their way out of the womb. Rettner tries to make this seem rare, saying that only 1.3% of abortions take place after the 21st week of pregnancy. But out of a million abortions last year, that would amount to over 10,000 abortions, Tony Perkins pointed out—hardly a rare occurrence. Rettner also fails to describe the ghastly, barbaric practice of partial birth abortion that Clinton supports. She fails to mention that Clinton believes an unborn baby has no constitutional rights up until the moment of birth. She fails to mention that Clinton wants to repeal the Hyde Amendment, forcing American taxpayers to pay for abortions, even those who consider it murder.Why Trump’s male chauvinism appeals to some voters more than others  (The Conversation). Academic prof Lynn Prince Cooke assumes chauvinism in her headline, and puts a ghastly caricature of Trump in the top photo. She is shocked that not all women hate him. Any opportunity for response by the Trump campaign? Zilch. Anything bad to say about Clinton? Not a word. If anything, Cooke is a female chauvinist, but the science news site PhysOrg reproduced this anti-Trump tirade without rebuttal, as if it is a matter of science news.Advice for parents on body image amid 2016 campaign insults (Medical Xpress). Young girls might have hurt feelings after all the bad things Trump has been saying, Lauren Neergaard thinks, so she advises parents on how to ignore that mean old man. Her source for the advice is none other than gentle, kind Hillary Clinton. Anything about the way Hillary treated accusers of her husband? Not a word about that, even though Bill didn’t just say insulting things; he raped and harrassed women.Hillary Clinton will make a fine US president (Nature). The journal’s editors add, sarcastically, “And not only because she is not Donald Trump.” The photo shows her waving and smiling to the crowd. Alongside a demeaning thumbnail photo of Trump, they show their disdain without mincing words—this from the world’s leading “science” journal:Is there anything left to say about the unsuitability of Donald Trump as a presidential candidate? Even senior figures of his own party have disowned him. The latest revelations about his sordid attitude and behaviour towards women only confirm what was obvious to many from the very beginning: Trump is a demagogue not fit for high office, or for the responsibilities that come with it.@ScientistTrump will make science great again (Nature). Lest anyone mistake this for an endorsement of Trump, the subtitle makes the sarcasm clear: “Florida ecologist uses a parody Twitter account as a way of highlighting issues in science and academia.” Writer Sara Reardon gives gentle coverage to Trump-attacker Emilio Bruna [U of Florida ecologist], who uses a Trump mask and satire to mock the Republican candidate. Does Nature provide equal-opportunity satire against Clinton? Crickets.The scientists who support Donald Trump (Nature). In this piece, Sara Reardon once again puts Trump in a bad light as she covers, incredulously, the “minority” of scientists who support him. Her bias is clear; “Trump, a Republican, has run a brash, often divisive, campaign that has prompted some leading members of his own party to disavow him.” Is this Nature‘s attempt at balance, portraying pro-Trump scientists as a timid bunch unwilling to show their faces? One Trump supporter asked Nature to refer to her by a pseudonym, worried that exposure could harm her job prospects. The lead photo shows a woman whose face is concealed holding a less-than-flattering Trump mask.Threatened by diversity? (Science Daily). This piece coming from UC Santa Barbara launches uncritically from the Democrat meme that anyone who supports Trump must be a racist. “Psychologist’s study suggests the reason many white Americans support Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election,” the subtitle reads. It’s an unvarnished attack piece against the Republican candidate—nothing critical of Clinton. Trump has repeatedly reached out to minorities, blaming Democrat policies for leaving blacks and hispanics out of the American dream (e.g., see his speech Oct 26 at the new Trump hotel in D.C.). Unlike Clinton, Trump has also provided thousands of jobs to minorities and women in his businesses.Donald Trump told ABC News today that the media are attempting to poison the minds of America voters (Breitbart News). Most Americans have come to expect liberal bias from the political media. They should expect better from those whose job is to report on birds, plants, stars, and fossils.We’re doing the job they should be doing. We’re providing some balance. We’re the antidote to the poison. But to provide a truly level playing field, we would have to report on this 24/7 for a year, and get millions of readers.Let’s use Live Science against itself. Stephanie Bucklin wrote a piece on Live Science that says, “Lies Breed Lies: Brain May Get Desensitized to Dishonesty.” Isn’t that exactly what has happened to the science reporters listed above?Well, may the scientists, academics and leftist science reporters get what they want. When America becomes Venezuela, and science funding dollars become worthless because of inflation, and scientists scramble to find food on their shelves, maybe they’ll wish for making America great again.last_img read more

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  • Photo library: Buildings and structures 2

    first_img{loadposition tc}Click on a thumbnail for a low-resolution image, or right-click on the link below it to download a high-resolution copy of the image.» Download Buildings & Structures contact sheet (1.1MB) » Download full image library contact sheet (10.5MB) Johannesburg, Gauteng province: The Drill Hall, Joubert Park, city centre. Photo: Chris Kirchhoff, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Johannesburg, Gauteng province: The Drill Hall, Joubert Park, city centre. Photo: Chris Kirchhoff, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Johannesburg, Gauteng province: The Faraday minibus taxi rank in the city centre is also a market for traditional remedies. Photo: Chris Kirchhoff, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Johannesburg, Gauteng province: The Faraday minibus taxi rank in the city centre is also a market for traditional remedies. Photo: Chris Kirchhoff, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Johannesburg, Gauteng province: The Faraday minibus taxi rank in the city centre is also a market for traditional remedies. Photo: Chris Kirchhoff, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Johannesburg, Gauteng province: The Noord Street minibus taxi rank in the city centre. Photo: Chris Kirchhoff, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com. » Download high-res image Johannesburg, Gauteng province: View westwards along the revamped and pedestrianised Main Street, city centre. Photo: Chris Kirchhoff, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Johannesburg, Gauteng province: Skyscraper on Main Street, city centre. Photo: Chris Kirchhoff, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Johannesburg, Gauteng province: The South African head office of mining multinational BHP Billiton, on Main Street, city centre. Photo: Chris Kirchhoff, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res imageBUILDINGS AND STRUCTURES 2: {loadposition bd}Having trouble downloading high-resolution images? Queries about using the image library? Email Mary Alexander at marya@mediaclubsouthafrica.com.last_img read more

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