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first_imgLetterkenny businesses are set to make hay while the sun shines over the July 12th period.Letterkenny has much to offer visitors with 25% allowed on sterling.Retailers are once again displaying their exchange rate in bright pink letters as the Sterling/Euro exchange rate moves in favour of traders in the Cathedral Town.And they are all set to reap the rewards just in time for the twelfth fortnight to attract the many Northern Ireland customers who visit during this time. Gerard Grant, Letterkenny Chamber President said the value is certainly in favour of the customer.“There is so much value to be had at the minute across Letterkenny and if a customer is using sterling they will get even more for their money. On the border the exchange rate fluctuates all the time but we are ready to take full advantage of the exchange rate at this time.“By all accounts it looks like it will remain like this for a while so that’s good news for Letterkenny. Over the 12th fortnight we generally see many visitors and holiday makers from Northern Ireland and we hope that the exchange rate gives them an opportunity to shop and spend time in Letterkenny.”Letterkenny Chamber under its Shop LK brand has produced a poster for participating shops which very simply tells customers that the shop offers a rate of £1 = €1.25 in vibrant pink. These have been distributed around independent retailers who will proudly display them on their shop windows.Gerard continue that this is Letterkenny’s time to make hay while the sun shines!“We want to welcome back all our Northern customers to re-discover what Letterkenny has to offer. This town has a great shopping reputation and we are keen to keep our loyal customers and to attract back those who may not have been here for a while and the Summer is the best time to experience all that Letterkenny has to offer.”Letterkenny offers a great shopping experience with its traditional Main Street, the shopping centres, the retail parks and lots more in between.And after a few hours shopping there’s lots of places to relax for a coffee, a meal or for family entertainment. This exchange rate campaign will last well into the Summer so keep out an eye for the bright pink signs. LETTERKENNY TRADERS GOING PINK AGAIN FOR THE TWELFTH! was last modified: July 7th, 2014 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:donegalletterkennyPinksterling July 12thtraderslast_img read more

first_imgTemperatures are set to heat up in Donegal this week with warm, dry and sunny conditions on the way.Today, temperatures are hitting 23 degrees but it will be partly cloudy. It will be sunny with a risk of isolated showers this evening.The sun will come out tomorrow, as temperatures rise again to highs of 23C in the northwest. Met Eireann are forecasting a rain-free day with sunny spells and some patchy cloud. Thursday is due to be the hottest day of the week. Temperatures could rise to a hot 27C in parts of Ireland, but forecasters say it will be a few degrees lower in northern and eastern counties.Local forecasts for Donegal say that Thursday will see highs of 23C and 16C at night. We can look forward to warm sunshine during the day.Friday will stay warm and sunny with highs of 23C again, but clouds are expected to creep in over the west during the morning bringing a risk of rain.Weather: Highs of 23C on the way to Donegal was last modified: June 25th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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)last_img read more

first_imgALAMEDA — The release of veteran safety D.J. Swearinger and the signing of running back Rod Smith were the most notable transactions Tuesday, a day after coach Jon Gruden alluded to “changes” following the Raiders’ third consecutive one-sided loss.Swearinger was signed to the roster after Karl Joseph was lost to the season with a Lisfranc injury that required surgery. He debuted in a 17-10 win over the … (CLICK HERE, if you are unable to view this photo gallery on your mobile device.)last_img read more

first_img13 June 2014 A stunning hat-trick between the 43rd and 48th minutes by South African drag-flick king Justin Reid-Ross helped the men in green and gold to an impressive 6-2 victory over Malaysia and a final placing of eleventh at the Hockey World Cup in The Hague on Thursday. Incredibly, South Africa had trailed 0-1 at half-time, but Reid-Ross’ three goals, plus goals from Lloyd Norris-Jones, captain Austin Smith and Pierre de Voux took Fabian Gregory’s men to a fine victory. Firhan Ashari netted in the first half for the Malaysians, while a superb Shahrun Abdulla shot 49 seconds from the final whistle made the final score a little better for the Asian side.Deadly penalty corners Reid-Ross, who had an inspired match, both on attack and in defence, sent the ball whistling past hapless Malaysia goalkeeper Kumar Subramiam from the penalty spot in the 43rd minute, then delivered a drag-flick at a fearsome speed that nearly took the keeper’s head off two minutes later before nailing down another penalty corner in the 48th minute that threatened to break the back of the net. South Africa’s fourth goal was fittingly scored by the fleet-footed Norris-Jones, who took advantage of Smith’s slide-rule through-pass, and broke into the 23-metre area before entering the strike zone and smashing the ball past an advancing Subramiam. The Malaysian net-minder enjoyed a decent tournament, but in the playoff contest the South Africans got on top of him. In the face of extreme pressure, caused by a clumsy defence whose members too often used their bodies to bump the South Africans off the ball, Subramiam was made to struggle.Pressure The numerous penalty corners the South African strikers were able to win in the second half reflected the pressure the front-runners put the Malaysian defence under after the changeover, with the match taking a dramatic turn in the South Africa’s favour. To add insult to injury, Smith also nailed down a superb penalty corner drag-flick goal in the 64th minute, while striker De Voux completed the rout one minute from the final whistle. Yet the first half reflected much of South Africa’s woes in their Group matches, with the team’s lack of cohesion after being able to spend only two weeks together before the tournament being the players’ biggest problem.History World number 12 South Africa and world number 13 Malaysia have a history of close tussles in recent years and the full-time professional, well-paid Malaysians enjoy a national programme, while the men in green and gold have no such advantages. Rassie Pieterse, in the goals, was instrumental in keeping South Africa in the game when things weren’t going their way, but there was little he could do in the 26th minute when Malaysia forward Firhan Ashari exhibited excellent close control to evade defenders in the strike zone and slip the ball past the goalie. With five minutes to the break, Fitri Saari forced a penalty corner and Pieterse was on hand to make an acrobatic stick-save out to his right. Defender Rhett Halkett also had a very good game, and not just as a stopper of attacks. Several of his passes created chances for his team-mates, while South African midfielder and vice-captain Wade Paton, a player who does the unfashionable hard graft that allows others to shine, drew praise from head coach Fabian Gregory for soldiering on during the tournament despite a debilitating injury.Women’s playoff match Meanwhile, the Investec South Africa women’s hockey team will meet an old foe when they take on world number nine Japan in the playoff for ninth place at 10:00 on Friday. The Japanese women somewhat controversially edged South Africa, also in the playoff for ninth place, at the London 2012 Olympic Games, and the girls in green and gold will be determined to turn the tables this time round and end World Cup 2014 on a high, particularly as the Investec Cup looms in London mid-July, to be followed by the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow towards the end of next August. SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

first_imgMOST READ Gronk unleashed: Rob Gronkowski sets course for retirement fun Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles FEU Lady Tamaraws. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Jerrili Malabanan knew she had to show her leadership when Far Eastern University was dealt with not just one but two injuries against Adamson University in the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament.Middle blocker Jeanette Villareal sprained her right ankle late in the first set and rookie star Lycha Ebon also suffered her own injury when her right knee buckled early in the fifth set.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES The Lady Tamaraws were clearly in shambles but Malaban knew she had to keep her team together as her teammates calm team captain.Her leadership, together with the team’s spirited play, allowed FEU to escape in five sets, 30-32, 25-20, 23-25, 25-20, 15-13, Sunday at Ynares Center in Antipolo City.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“After Lycha went down, we kind of huddled and we told each other that we would play for them,” said Malabanan. “It would be harder for them knowing that we lost and then they weren’t able to do anything. So we really offered the game for them.”Malabanan, though, wasn’t just trying to keep her team in check since she herself struggled with her offense for most of the game. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Google Philippines names new country director FEU head coach George Pascua even decided to bench Malabanan the entirety of the third set and only use her captain as a substitute in the fourth.Malabanan, though, got her mojo back and came up big in the clutch for the Lady Tamaraws when she put her at the 14-13 match point with a well-placed kill that landed mere inches from the baseline.“Like what coach always tells me since I’m the captain he wants me to be the one leading the team on the court,” said Malabanan, who finished with eight points. “When he takes me off the court he always tells me that it’s my time to recoup and refocus.”“When I get back in, I know how I can really help the team.”ADVERTISEMENT Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving View commentslast_img read more

first_imgThe referee officiating the round of 16 match between Colombia and England is receiving flak from all corners, especially from supporters of the latter team, for his poor performance at the Spartak stadium in Moscow on Wednesday night.American referee Mark Geiger gave away as many as 8 yellow cards during the 120 minutes of the match with Colombian players getting booked 6 times.England eventually emerged as the winners as they beat Colombia 4-3 on penalties to advance to the quarterfinals where they will face Sweden on July 7.World Cup 2018: England overcome Colombia via penalty shootout, in last 8The match had finished 1-1 in regulation plus extra-time after captain Harry Kane converted a penalty to put England ahead in the 57th penalty but Colombia drew level in stoppage time after Yerry Mina headed in the equaliser in the 93rd minute.Harry Kane’s England break World Cup penalty jinx: Stats and factsGeiger and Video Assistant Referees (VAR) however, were in the news for the inconsistency in their decisions throughout the match with even the Colombia coach Jose Pekerman criticising his performance for the numerous interruptions in the match thanks to all the fouls the referee awarded.”There were many situations, as expected, and everybody knew the match would be like this and I think we have to try to defend football,” the Argentine coach said.”We have to do something to protect football when certain situations arise. It is uncomfortable to play this match with such refereeing decisions. “When there are so many fouls that just cannot happen. We have to find ways to avoid that,” Pekerman added.advertisementWorld Cup 2018 Round of 16 Highlights: England beat Colombia on penaltiesThe biggest talking point of the match came in the 41st minute when Colombia’s Wilmar Barrios headbutted England midfielder Jordan Henderson.WHAT ACTUALLY HAPPENEDEngland captain Harry Kane had won a free-kick at the edge of the Colombian box, just to the left of the D. As the Colombians made their wall, Henderson barged into Barrios, who responded by gently headbutting him in the chest.The Liverpool captain immediately dropped to the ground holding his face while writhing in pain. The referee failed to spot Barrios’ challenge so he consulted the VAR following which he showed a yellow card to the Colombian full-back.England fans and pundits fumed at the referee and VAR’s decision as they felt Barrios deserved a straight red-card for his offence.A red card could have been decisive at that stage as both teams were looking to break the deadlock and gain an advantage. With Colombia down to 10-men, the result of the match could have been completely different had VAR and Geiger penalised Barrios with a red card.Fans later took to social media to question the technology and the referee’s decision.headbutt pic.twitter.com/762ibwoMXOBernard Tetar (@bernardtetar) July 3, 2018What is the point in VAR, if it wont agree a headbutt is a red card #ENGCOLGuy Hunt (@GuyHunt) July 3, 2018Can someone explain to me why an obvious headbutt, irrespective of it being a yellow, or red card is not a penalty for the foul being committed inside the penalty area? #ENGCOLWayne Dews (@dewsy_21) July 3, 2018CAN SOMEONE PLEASE EXPLAIN TO ME WHY THIS IS OK?? I CANNOT HEADBUTT PEOPLE WHERE I WORK! #engcol #ENG #COL #ENGVSCOL pic.twitter.com/KXa7HHhHAeSue Meehan (@Suekidda) July 3, 2018Yellow card for a headbutt. You have to be kidding.Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) July 3, 2018Headbutt, but doesnt get sent off. That didnt last very long. England have been well and truly CONCACAFed. pic.twitter.com/6YDUImUQQjJake Cohen (@JakeFCohen) July 3, 2018Since when is a headbutt only a yellowLuke Ayling (@lukeayling_8) July 3, 2018This tweet sums up the delusions of a nation.1. 100% a penalty when you tackle someone to the ground2. When you headbutt a player and don’t get a red card you should be thanking the ref3. The goal was Columbia’s 2nd shot on target.4. You got 6 bookings for a reason5. Karma https://t.co/GaLDbtfqu4Oliver (@OGlazebrook) July 4, 2018If Colombia had played football, they would have won. But they decided to foul, headbutt, shove, harass the referee and scuff the penalty spot before Kane shot. Neymar biggest diver in HISTORY.William (@William90748296) July 4, 2018Apology of the year. pic.twitter.com/jVkDuBuaesPiers Morgan (@piersmorgan) July 4, 2018last_img read more

first_imgCONCEPTION BAY SOUTH, N.L. – The new federal fisheries minister is offering more details on the recent cancellation of a controversial surf clam fishing licence given to a First Nations company with ties to the Liberal party.Ottawa said Friday the process to issue a fourth licence to harvest arctic surf clam off the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador and Nova Scotia had been cancelled in early July, and that it won’t be issued this year at all.The multimillion-dollar licence awarded to the Five Nations Clam Co. was supposed to offer 25 per cent of the catch to local Indigenous communities.But it came under scrutiny after court documents suggested the company did not meet the federal government’s initial eligibility requirements, and that the company had close ties to the federal Liberal party — including former fisheries minister Dominic LeBlanc.In Conception Bay South, N.L., on Tuesday, new minister Jonathan Wilkinson said LeBlanc made the decision to cancel before he was shuffled out of the portfolio last month, and said it came after a “series of interactions” between the Five Nations Clam Co. and the department.The licence would have ended Clearwater Seafoods’ 19-year monopoly on the Arctic clam fishery.The award was supposed to promote reconciliation and economic growth within local Indigenous communities, but court documents suggested the company did not meet the federal government’s initial eligibility requirements.The Five Nations only had two Indigenous partners at the time the award was issued: the Elsipogtog First Nation in New Brunswick and the Nutashkuan Innu in Quebec.LeBlanc announced the award on Feb. 21, but records show that in its original proposal, Five Nations said it was not officially registered in Nova Scotia until Dec. 13, 2017 — well past the Nov. 22 proposal deadline to submit proposals.The company was not registered in New Brunswick until Feb. 28 of this year.Five Nations is partnered with Premium Seafoods, a non-Indigenous Nova Scotia company whose president is Edgar Samson, the brother of Liberal MP Darrell Samson. A newly added Indigenous partner, NunatuKavut, is headed by former Liberal MP Todd Russell.Conservative MP Todd Doherty has also drawn ties between the deal and LeBlanc himself: The Five Nations proposal said it would be headed up by Gilles Theriault, who is cousin to the former minister’s wife.Wilkinson said Tuesday cancelling the licence had “nothing to do with the ethics issue,” it had to do with the department’s interactions with Five Nations Clam Co.“I don’t think that the process itself was terribly at fault, and I certainly don’t think that Minister LeBlanc did anything inappropriate,” said Wilkinson.“There were interactions between the proponent and the department, and the minister came to the conclusion that the most appropriate course of action based on those interactions was to start again.”Wilkinson said the details of those interactions were “based on commercially confidential information” that he could not discuss.Representatives from the Five Nations Clam Co. and Clearwater Seafoods were not immediately available for comment.Wilkinson also met with provincial Fisheries Minister Gerry Byrne on Tuesday to discuss the surf clam catch and other issues.Byrne had previously said the licence process was “flawed,” that Indigenous communities were “pitted against each other” in the bid, and that the deal could cost jobs in the eastern part of the province.Byrne said Tuesday he was encouraged by their “very productive conversation,” and said he thought the new federal minister was “well-briefed” on the province’s point of view.“I acknowledged and appreciated his decision to look at the issue with fresh eyes, with a new lens or a new point of view, and decide to terminate the award,” Byrne said.A new process will begin next year for a licence that would be valid in 2020, with an “independent third party” evaluating the bids.Byrne recommended applying a principle of adjacency, where Indigenous communities closest to the resource are given priority.The Miawpukek Band in Newfoundland, which had submitted its own proposal during the original process, launched a court challenge alleging LeBlanc breached his duty of fairness in awarding the licence to Five Nations. The case was dropped in late June.The office of conflict of interest and ethics commissioner Mario Dion has also been looking into the issue.Wilkinson said Tuesday Five Nations could apply for the licence again.“The proponent obviously is disappointed, that’s understandable, but our hope is that the proponent will think about that and potentially regroup and provide another submission next time around.”last_img read more

first_imgVANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer holds dual Canadian and U.S. citizenship.He is now in the process of renouncing that citizenship, he says, but so far, there has been no confirmation from the United States that it has officially been renounced.Scheer’s father is an American, and Scheer and his sisters received their U.S. passports as children. The Globe and Mail, which first reported the story, said he let his American passport lapse and attempted to renounce it before the election writ dropped.Conservative Leader @AndrewScheer is speaking in Nova Scotia. Asked why it took so long for his dual Canadian-US citizenship to come to light, Scheer says no one asked about it #cdnpoli #elxn43— Cormac Mac Sweeney (@cmaconthehill) October 3, 2019In Nova Scotia on Thursday he defended himself for not publicly declaring his citizenship in the past, despite being a Member of Parliament for 15 years and speaker of the House of Commons.“No one’s ever asked me before about it,” he said. “Like millions of Canadians, one of my parents was born in another country.”Brock Harrison, Scheer’s Director of Communications for the campaign, said the leader has not voted in any American elections.“Once Mr. Scheer became leader of the Conservative Party of Canada, he decided he would renounce his US citizenship before the election,” Harrison said in a statement. “He has submitted his paperwork and is currently waiting for confirmation from the embassy that he is no longer a dual-citizen.”Scheer asked if he becomes PM he would have access to national security documents that would be for Canadian eyes only. As a dual citizen, would he have access & how would that impact his job? Says he’s submitted his forms to renounce US citizenship & waiting to hear back #elxn43— Cormac Mac Sweeney (@cmaconthehill) October 3, 2019Former Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Scheer himself have both, in the past, been critical of politicians who were also citizens of another country.In previous years, Liberal Stephane Dion, New Democrat Thomas Mulcair and former Governor General Michaelle Jean all came under fire from the Conservatives for holding dual passports with France. In 2015, Harper called himself “a Canadian and only a Canadian.”The Globe and Mail reports Scheer has been paying American taxes, which is the law.last_img read more

first_imgWASHINGTON — The Wall Street Journal reports U.S. prosecutors are investigating whether Chinese tech giant Huawei stole trade secrets from U.S. companies.The newspaper says investigators are looking into whether the company stole technology behind a robotic device that T-Mobile used to test smartphones.The Journal report Wednesday cites several people familiar with the matter who are not identified by name.They told the newspaper the investigation was prompted in part by lawsuits against Huawei. In one of those cases, a Seattle jury ruled that Huawei misappropriated the robotic technology from T-Mobile’s lab in Washington state.The Justice Department declined to comment.Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou was arrested in Canada last month. The U.S. is seeking to extradite her to face charges she misled banks about the company’s business dealings in Iran.The Associated Presslast_img read more

first_imgLNG Canada said that both firms have significant experience in Canada, combined with extensive LNG and mega-project experience. Fluor has nearly 70 years of Canadian project experience with over 7,500 construction personnel working on Canadian projects in 2017, while JGC has experience in construction of more than 48 LNG trains globally.The commitments LNG Canada has made to ensure the project hires locally and within British Columbia, prior to hiring from the rest of Canada, will be executed by the joint venture. LNG Canada’s commitment to some positions being made available for apprentices — open equally to women and men — will also be delivered by its EPC contractor.LNG Canada External Relations Director Susannah Pierce said that selecting an EPC contractor is a significant milestone for the project. She added that LNG Canada is working toward submitting a competitive decision-ready project to its Joint Venture Participants in 2018. The exact timing of the final investment decision is up to the Joint Venture Participants to make, and they will weigh their decision against a number of criteria, including project competitiveness, how the LNG Canada project fits within their existing portfolio of projects and investments, and available capital, amongst others. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – LNG Canada has confirmed that it has awarded the contract to design and build its proposed liquefied natural gas export terminal in Kitimat to the joint venture comprised of U.S.-based Fluor Corp. and Japan-based JGC Corp.In a post on its Facebook page, LNG Canada said that the contract is conditional on the project’s partners – Shell Canada, Mitsubishi, Kogas, and PetroChina – making a positive final investment decision. The company explained that the joint venture will – if the project proceeds – be responsible for directly hiring the majority of the thousands of workers required during the LNG terminal’s five-year construction period.last_img read more