Category: kgmkimyi

Infrastructure projects approved

first_imgAll the capital projects listed above are expected to be complete in this construction season. In the 2011 Financial Plan, $250,000 was budgeted for upgrades to storm sewer system infrastructure, including 8,700 metres of ditch enhancements in various locations across the city, the removal and replacement of about 160 metres of culvert in various locations, and the replacement of storm sewer mains, including three concrete manholes and 10 catch basins with leads. A bid was received and approved from Bill Jacobsen Trucking and Excavating to complete all of that work, though the ditching work had to be scaled back significantly by 5,900 metres, or about $155,000, to get the bid within the approved budget.Shawn Dahlen, deputy director of infrastructure for the city, said the remaining ditching work will be prioritized based on some of the problems that became apparent during the flooding events earlier this summer.The city is also working on securing provincial funding to complete repair work in the area of 17 Street and 102 Avenue.- Advertisement -Council also approved two borrowing bylaws to allow major roadworks that were identified in this year’s capital plan to be completed.The city will borrow just over $1.7 million to: install an asphalt overlay and curb and gutter where necessary on 17 Street from 94 Avenue up to the Imperial Access Road, and from 108 to 116 Avenues; undertake a sidewalk replacement on the east side of 15 Street from 108 to 111 Avenues; and to pay for the city’s portion of intersection upgrades at 13 Street and Alaska Avenue. The provincial government will contribute the other funding necessary to complete the intersection upgrades, which includes the installation of traffic lights that will be tied into emergency response systems to allow for traffic control during emergencies.Another $804,000 will be borrowed to pay for asphalt overlay, curb, gutter and sidewalk installation on 110 Avenue from Eighth to 13 Streets. The total cost of that work is about $918,000, but the balance will be paid by local property owners through the adoption of a Local Area Service Bylaw.Advertisementlast_img read more

High end, low end gas prices in B.C. 51 cents apart

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — For the most part, the retail price of gasoline has stabilized across the country. The B.C. average and the common posted price in Fort St. John are right where they were a week ago.According to the latest check of GasBuddy.com, the provincial average is still a 105.4, and three and half cents higher than the local posts of a 101.9.According to Senior Analyst Dan McTeague, there’s little reason to suspect the current situation is about to change.- Advertisement -He also says it’s not a given this year that all Canadians will see a demand driven increase driven by the summer months.Meantime, Alberta has reclaimed the low-end average at 84 cents, led by about a dozen Costco outlets in the Edmonton and St. Paul areas, at 74.9.Back in this province the Price George Costco again has the low end price, and according to GasBuddy is the only outlet in B-C still below 90 cents a litre, at 88.9.Advertisement However, according to the same monitor, the best coffee counter conversational price in the province is north of Prince George on Highway 97, and motorists heading south through the Pine Pass take note.B.C.’s high-end price is a 139.9, at the Bear Lake Petro-Canada outlet — resulting in a 70-kilometre provincial price difference of 51 cents a litre.last_img read more

AFC send Zapata on leave, cite security reason

first_img0Shares0000AFC Leopards head coach Zapata Rodolfo. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYANAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 28 – AFC Leopards have sent their Argentine head coach Rodolfo Zapata on leave, citing concerns over his security following fan apathy since their SportPesa Shield semi-final loss to Sofapaka last Sunday.Ingwe Organizing Secretary Timothy Lilumbi told Capital Sport the club took the decision after growing concerns over his safety with a number of fans accosting him after the Sofapaka and Tusker matches last Wednesday. “We have not sacked the coach. What has happened is that we have sent him on leave because of the concern over his security. There was trouble in the Sofapaka match and Tusker as well on Wednesday and as a club we are concerned about him. If anything happens to him, we will be in so much trouble,” Lilumbi said.He added; “An employer can always grant an employee leave and that is what has happened. He will return to the club during pre-season for the 2019 campaign.”However, Secretary General Oscar Igaida gave a contrasting statement, saying the coach was headed to the United States on personal business, further putting into doubt whether or not the tactician will still be in charge of the team.AFC Leopards head coach Radolfo Zapata passes instructions to his players at half time during their Hull City Challenge match against Gor Mahia at the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru on May 1, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu“Tom Juma will be in charge for the final two games of the season. The coach has been granted leave to travel to the US for some personal business and he will be back before the new season. We have not sacked him,” Igaida said in a response to Capital Sport.Efforts to reach the Argentine coach who joined Leopards in mid-season from Botswana side Gaborone United were fruitless as his phone went unanswered.Zapata took over from Dennis Kitambi who had been handed the role following the sacking of Robert Matano early in the season.On whether Zapata will still be in charge of the team in the new season, Lilumbi said; “I cannot say conclusively anything as at now. That will still pend on any recommendations the Executive Committee will have.”Zapata on Wednesday told Capital Sport that he was not ready to quit the club but added that he would only do so if the club’s top hierarchy would seem it fit for him to leave.AFC Leopards head coach Rudolf Zapata. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYA“I will have a meeting with the Executive Committee to analyze the season and see what we need to do in the team and what’s better for us. If they think the coach is the problem then, it’s okay, I will go, but I think the problem is much deeper,” the tactician said.AFC’s 1-0 loss at the hands of Sofapaka in the Shield semis increased pressure on the tactician and Wednesday’s 4-0 drubbing at the hands of Tusker FC increased the calls for the tactician to call it quits or the club to fire him.A section of fans who had attended the Wednesday afternoon tie in Machakos publicly told the coach on his face to quit the club with a section of the club’s backroom staff coincidentally joining the call.AFC has been a notorious club known to hire and fore coaches at will and if Zapata’s term comes to an end, it will only be a chapter of the already best-selling book at AFC, anchored in firing of their tacticians.Though regarded as one of the biggest clubs in the country, the club has not won the Kenyan Premier League title in the last 20 years and continuously remain in the shadow of arch rivals Gor Mahia who just this season picked their 17th KPL diadem.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

TWO DONEGAL COMPANIES RECEIVE €500,000 IN GRANTS

first_imgTwo seafood processing industries in Killybegs are being sanctioned grants of over €500,000.KillybegsKillybegs Seafoods Frozen Ltd have been approved for a grant of €500,000. Island Seafoods Ltd. Killybegs have been approved for a grant of €17,550.This will generate a total investment of almost €4 million in the Seafood Industry in Killybegs. Minister for State Joe McHugh welcomed the announcement.“This investment, which is co-funded by the Department and the European Fisheries Fund, will help bring both jobs to the area, and also strengthen Killybegs’ position as a leading location for seafood processing in Ireland,” he said.Deputy Dinny McGinley also welcomed this development as it will lead to the sustaining of current employment in these industries and with the potential of creating extra jobs.  TWO DONEGAL COMPANIES RECEIVE €500,000 IN GRANTS was last modified: March 6th, 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)last_img read more

Man who went berserk after ‘shots promotion’ jailed for three months

first_imgA man who abused ambulance staff and then nurses and doctors at Letterkenny University Hospital after taking part in a ‘shots promotion’ with friends has been jailed for three months.Richard Rice appeared at Letterkenny District Court charged with a number of incidents. The court was told that Rice, of Fairgreen, Letterkenny, had been struck outside Voodoo Nightclub.He had been put into an ambulance for treatment but became abusive to ambulance personnel.He was taken to Letterkenny University Hospital but began to abuse staff there also.Garda Inspector Barry Doyle told the court how Rice kept jumping off the bed in the treatment room.At one stage he called a doctor a “bald Aborigine f*****er” and then called a nurse an “ugly bi***.”Solicitor for the accused, Mr Patsy Gallagher, said Rice and his friends had been out with friends and had drunk “copious amounts” of shots in a two for one promotion.“He was totally palatic,” said the solicitor.The court heard that Rice, a 25-year-old father-of-one, had 27 previous convictions including nine for public order and eight for burglary as well as another for drink-driving.Mr Gallagher added “He apologises profusely and has no recollection. His comments were totally inappropriate and he is disgusted by his behaviour.”He asked Judge Paul Kelly if he would consider getting a probation report on Rice and allow his client to make recompense to medical staff for his behaviour.But Judge Kelly refused saying “He has been treated relatively leniently in the past. It is unacceptable to treat hospital staff and Gardai like that.”He sentenced Rice to a total of three months in prison and also fined him €250.Man who went berserk after ‘shots promotion’ jailed for three months was last modified: July 12th, 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:courtdonegaldrunkletterkennyRichard Riceshotslast_img read more

MURDER AND PHOTOGRAPHY AT DONEGAL HERITAGE WEEK

first_imgDonegal County Museum is holding a number of events as part of this years National Heritage week.On Monday 19th August in assocation with the Gallery of Photography, Temple Bar, Dublin , Donegal County Museum is hosting a talk and a Demonstration as part of the Family Album of Ireland Project.Family album photographs can show us how past generations lived and worked in a way that official records don’t always capture. Our family photographs often give fascinating insights into our private and public histories. 1pm History of Photography in IrelandA talk on the history of photography which will include a look at photographs from the collection of Sean Sexton, a leading collector of vintage Irish photography and an outline of the Family Ablum of Ireland archive project.Booking is required as numbers are limited T 074 9124613 2.00pm DemonstrationThe Gallery of Photography will demonstrate how you can scan and share your photographs with friends and family.Booking is required as numbers are limited T 074 9124613On Thursday 22nd August at 7.30pm, Ciaran F Mac Laughlin, a Buncrana based Solicitor presents a talk titled Marbhu An Mhartin – A ‘Mass’ Murder in which he will discuss the legal aspects of the 1889 “Land War” trial of Fr McFadden and some of his parishioners following the killing of District Inspector Martin in Derrybeg, Gweedore, Co. Donegal.This talk is in association with The Glass Album exhibition which tells the story of Derry photographer James Glass who took a unique series of photographs of the Gweedore and Cloughaneely areas in the late nineteenth century.James Glass was commissioned by the Defence in the trial of Fr McFadden and some of his parishioners, to take a series of photographs depicting the scene of the killing. This was the first use of photographs as evidence in an Irish or British criminal court case. Also on display is the R J Welch Collection, an exhibition of the photographic works of the Strabane native (1856 -1939). He was one of the greatest photographers on this island and as a mark of his abilities was granted a Royal Warrant by Queen Victoria.He was the official photographer to Harland & Wolff and captured enduring images of the construction of the White Star Line ships: Olympic, Titanic and Britannic. This exhibition on loan from Strabane District Council allows you to marvel at the scale of these massive ships as well as exploring the landscape of County Donegal and the west of Ireland.All events are free. Donegal County Museum is open:Monday-Friday 10am-4.30pm Saturday 1-4.30pmT 074 9124613 E museum@donegalcoco.ieMURDER AND PHOTOGRAPHY AT DONEGAL HERITAGE WEEK was last modified: August 14th, 2013 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:Donegal County MuseumHeritage Weeklast_img read more

VATICAN RECOMMENDS DIOCESES SHAKE-UP – ABUSE VICTIMS MUST BE LISTENED TO

first_imgA VATICAN report on the Catholic Church sex abuse scandal has recommended a shake-up of Dioceses in Ireland, but stopped short of saying which ones should merge.There has been speculation that Derry and Raphoe could merge if the plans go ahead.“The Visitation placed in question the present configuration of Dioceses in Ireland and their ability to respond adequately to the new evangelism,” says the report. It said local communities will be consulted on the next step for the Church.The report also recommends that diocesan authorities and those of religious institutes should continue to devote time to listening to abuse victims and providing support for them and their families.The findings are based on an apostolic visitation to the four archdioceses, religious congregations and seminaries.The report found that the current guidelines on child protection were being followed. It said Archbishops had given assurances that any newly-discovered cases of abuse were brought before the competent civil authority and the congregation for the doctrine of the faith. VATICAN RECOMMENDS DIOCESES SHAKE-UP – ABUSE VICTIMS MUST BE LISTENED TO was last modified: March 20th, 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:VATICAN RECOMMENDS DIOCESES SHAKE-UPVATICAN RECOMMENDS DIOCESES SHAKE-UP – ABUSE VICTIMS MUST BE LISTENED TOlast_img read more

IT’S ‘DOUBLES’ ALL ‘ROUND FOR IRELAND’S LUCKIEST BARMAN!

first_imgDamian Timoney from Donegal Town, Co. Donegal won €35,000, including a luxury holiday, at the National Lotteryís Money Spinner event held at Breaffy House, Castlebar, Co. Mayo on Saturday 28 last. Pictured at the presentation of winning cheques were, from left to right: Brian Ormond, Money Spinner Host; Damian Timoney, the winning player and Eddie Banville, Head of Marketing, The National Lottery. The winning ticket was purchased in Spar, Timony News, Bridge Street, Donegal Town.Pic: Mac Innes PhotographyDamian Timoney could well be the luckiest barman in Ireland.On Saturday night last Damian, from Donegal Town, scooped €35,000 on the National Lottery’s Money Spinner Wheel. But Damian has revealed that it’s not his first time to hit the jackpot.The well-known barman also appeared on RTE’s The Big Money Game Show last July when he scooped €36,000 – clearing him a cool €71,000 in less than a year.Damian from Castle Street, in Donegal Town also win a luxury holiday to compliment his cash prize on Saturday evening.When Damian appeared on The Big Money Game Show last year, he said, “This is probably a once in a lifetime opportunity. ” But that obviously wasn’t the case for lucky Damian.Damian said, “It’s true what they say lightning can strike twice for some, and luckily for me he did.”He used his Big Money windfall to buy a car, help his family, and take his son to New York on a holiday.He hasn’t made any plans this time around but his mother Mary would love a new settee.Damian lives with his parents Mary and Eamon.He has one son Kevin (22) who lives near Ballybofey. He discovered the good news when his friend, Julie Lynch, messaged him on Saturday evening saying she had been hoping her three stars would be called out and his were instead.He watched the draw on YouTube when he got home from work to see if it was true.Damian revealed had a medal from Lourdes in his wallet for good luck.IT’S ‘DOUBLES’ ALL ‘ROUND FOR IRELAND’S LUCKIEST BARMAN! was last modified: June 30th, 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:BarmanDamian Timoneydonegalnational lotterylast_img read more

Super 8: Vipers host Mbarara City with spot in final up for grabs

first_imgVipers defeated Proline to reach the last 4. (PHOTOS/Courtesy)Pilsner Super 8Vipers SC vs Mbarara City FCSt. Mary’s Stadium, KitendeFriday, 09-08-2019 @4pmReferee: William OloyaKITENDE – Vipers SC will be hoping to reach the Pilsner Super 8 final when they host Mbarara City at the St. Mary’s Stadium in Kitende on Friday afternoon.The Venoms are desperate for silverware having walked away empty-handed in the 2018/19 season.The Super 8 may not be a big priority but a chance to win something before the start of the season and the Venoms are very much intent on doing exactly that.“Our aim is to win the game, noted Vipers head coach Edward Golola before the game.“We play a good side but we shall play each minute like it is the last.”Vipers SC had to scrap to a 1-0 victory in their last 8 game against Proline FC last week and will know that they must play better that is if they are to reach the final.Ahead of the fixture, news at Kitende has been dominated by the signing of former Onduparaka FC and KCCA FC striker Muhammad Shaban who joined the club on Tuesday.However, Shaban is not expected to take part in the game as he is yet to obtain proper match fitness.Joining him on the sidelines is the pair of Rashid Toha and Ashraf Mugume who are both injured. The good news for the Venoms is that Siraje Ssentamu has recovered from a knock suffered against Proline and is set to take part.The quartet of Paul Willa, Dan Sserunkuma, Tom Matsiko and Allan Kayiwa, who have all been in camp with the Uganda Cranes CHAN team in the last couple of weeks, are also available for selection.For Mbarara City, they are also very much intent on winning this year’s Super 8 title.They defeated URA FC 2-0 in their round of 8 clash last Friday and will be hoping to do the same to the Venoms.Like Vipers SC who employed Golola as head coach last month, the Ankole Lions are also under the guidance of a new manager.Brian Ssenyondo is the man currently at the helm and after an impressive first game, the former Paidha Black Angels tactician wants more.“We are so delighted to have won the first game impressively, noted Ssenyondo.“We know what we are required to do if we are to win the tournament and trust me, we will try our best.“Vipers are one of the best sides in the country in the last few years but we are not scared of them.”The Ankole Lions will be looking at the duo of Paul Mucurezi and Brian Ahebwa for inspiration. The duo scored their two goals against URA FC last week.Mucureezi (left) scored one of Mbarara’s two goals against URA FC in the last 8.Match statsVipers finished second last season with 59 points, 13 ahead of Mbarara who could only manage 5th.This will be the 5th meeting between the two sides ever since Mbarara made their latest return to the top flight in 2017.In the previous 4 fixtures, Vipers are unbeaten, winning two and drawing the other two.Mbarara City have scored only one goal in those four games whilst conceding 4.When Vipers hosted Mbarara City last season, the two sides drew 1-1 at the St. Mary’s Stadium in Kitende.The Pilsner Super 8 results so farQuarter finals-Vipers SC 1-0 Proline FC-Mbarara City FC 2-0 URA FC-Onduparaka FC 1-0 Tooro-Wakiso Giants vs KCCA FCSemi finals-KCCA FC vs Onduparaka FCComments Tags: Brian Ssenyondoedward gololambarara city fcPaul MucureeziPilsner Super 8proline fcShaban MuhammadtopURA FCvipers sclast_img read more

FUFA releases list of approved FIFA referees

first_imgShamirah Nabadda is one of the officials who were confirmed as 2020 FIFA referees. (PHOTO/Courtesy)MENGO – Uganda will have a total of 23 FIFA referees in the year 2020.This was confirmed by the Federation of Uganda Football Association (FUFA) through a list that was published on their official website.It is undertood that all 23 officials have been approved and will e availed with their budges.The list includes Football, Beach Soccer and Futsal officials.The list has new faces who include Madanda Ronald (Referee), Mulindwa Hakim (Assistant Referee), Okudra Emmanuel (Assistant Referee), Nsubuga Brian Emmy and Sengendo Isaac (Futsal Referees) while Atuhaire Docus bounces back on the list as Woman Assistant referee.The list of Uganda FIFA referees for the year 2020Male refereesSsali Mashood, Muhabi Alex, Sabilla Ali Chelangat, Oloya William and Ronald MadandaAssistant refereesOkello Dick, Katenya Ronald, Okello Lee, Masembe Isa, Mulindwa Hakim, Okudra EmmanuelFutsal RefereesNsubuga Brian Emmy, Sengendo IsaacBeach SoccerKintu Ivan Bayige, Mugerwa Shafic, Ssenteza Muhammad and Kawagga Bazirio KennedyWomen refereesNabadda Shamirah and Murungi DianaWomen Assistant refereesNantabo Lydia Wanyama, Nakitto Marex Nkumbi, Mutonyi Jane and Atuhaire DocusComments Tags: FifaFUFAlast_img read more