The Sierra Yoyo Desan Road will be receiving $187 million worth of upgrades over the next four years. The road provides access to the Horn River Basin. Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Blair Lekstrom says the road construction will have an impact on Fort St. John. [asset|aid=1102|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=18c07998abc4411e102c75a9292c5c0e-Lekstrom 1_1_Pub.mp3] The upgrades are expecting to create over 1,100 direct jobs. Lekstrom says every direct job creates two or three indirect jobs. Five years ago, the road underwent a 40 million dollar upgrade to allow for safer transportation. – Advertisement -However, Senator Richard Neufeld says no one imagined how successful the Horn River Basin would become. He says technology has come a long way and industry is benefiting from the Basin. [asset|aid=1103|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=18c07998abc4411e102c75a9292c5c0e-Neufeld 1_1_Pub.mp3] Neufeld says the announcement today will allow the road to be fully paved and operational by 2012. He says construction shouldn’t delay industries that currently use the road.
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A young Donegal singer has won the chance of a lifetime to sing with her idol – country music star Lisa McHugh.Dunfanaghy girl Chelsea Evans, aged 12, was announced as the winner of a Facebook competition and will now get to sing alongside her idol Lisa, the Glaswegian star who has roots in Donegal.Chelsea recorded a 20 second clip of herself singing Hillbilly Girl, one of the tracks from the new #LisaLive album. She was selected to run in the final three before going to a Facebook vote. Chelsea received more than 1,000 votes from friends, family and fans to secure her win.She will perform her winning song on stage with Lisa on March 10th at the Millennium Forum in Derry. She will also get a unique chance to meet Lisa before the show.Chelsea, the daughter of Joy and Patrick Evans, will be bringing a crowd of excited family and friends to the venue to see her perform. “Lisa is her idol. She looks up to her so much so this is such a great achievement for her. She is very excited but she is level-headed about it too,” Joy said.Chelsea met Lisa for the first time at a Letterkenny show last year. She had tickets for the concert but could not see her perform because entry was not allowed for those under 18. However, Lisa took time to come out and meet Chelsea and get a photo.Chelsea is in First Year at PCC Falcarragh. When she is not studying she is performing and organising music events. She has sung at charity events and local concerts. Chelsea organised her own fundraiser for the Holy Trinity Church in Dunfanaghy last year, raising more than €1,300 for the church. She plans to perform at more festivals this year.The upcoming show with Lisa McHugh will be the biggest performance of Chelsea’s career so far. Chelsea’s debut CD, also titled Hillbilly Girl, was released in January 2017.‘Hillbilly Girl’ Chelsea Evans to perform with major country star was last modified: February 23rd, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:chelsea evansCountryLISA MCHUGHMUSIC
Elvis Manu 1 Brighton forward Elvis Manu has joined Turkish side Genclerbirligi SK on a free transfer, the Premier League club has confirmed.The 23-year-old Dutchman, who arrived at the Amex Stadium from Feyenoord in August 2015, has signed a two-year deal after struggling to force his way into contention on the south coast, making just 17 appearances.Manager Chris Hughton told the club’s official website, www.brightonandhovealbion.com: “The competition for places in our forward areas means that it has been very difficult for Elvis to play the number of matches he would have liked.“He has worked hard during his time here, but with his game time likely to be limited again, this is the best move for him.“It gives him the chance to play regular football in a competitive Turkish Super League, and I would like to wish him all the best for the future on behalf of everyone at the club.”
Jason Quigley took time out from his rigorous training schedule to open a new Foroige Club in Ballybofey.The project which was headed by Elaine Chambers and Desmond Crawford are delighted Jason took timeout from his busy schedule to help support their new initiative and drive.He was the special guest at the official opening on Tuesday and pledged his support for such clubs that provide such a vital role within the community. The new club will run every Tuesday and Friday night from 7-9pm.Project co-ordinators Elaine Chambers and Desmond Crawford hope they can add more days in the coming months.BOXING STAR JASON QUIGLEY OFFICIALLY OPENS NEW FOROIGE CLUB IN BALLYBOFEY was last modified: December 4th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:BallybofeyFeaturesForoige ClubJason QuigleyNoticesSportyouth club
You can send your community news to firstname.lastname@example.orgComhairle Pharóiste Gleann Cholm CilleOver the last 5 months, the new Parish Council has met 7 times and have discussed and worked on some of the following issues. The MartThe Mart had been leased by the previous Parish Council in an attempt to make it a facility for the young people of the parish. However, as it is an industrial building, there were issues with health and safety, and with insurance. Udaras na Gaeltachta have agreed to temporarily suspend the lease and will endeavour to have the Mart upgraded and made suitable for social use, with the Parish Council hopefully taking up the lease again later in the year.New Year’s Day Swim and QuizThe New Year’s swim in aid of Killybegs Hospice: Killybegs Community Hospital was organised, along with a quiz held in the Glen Head Tavern. A great day was had by all and a total of €3,400 was raised for this important cause. Teach a’LásaThe Parish currently owns the Lace House building on Cashel Street, and there is shop space and office space to let therein. Anyone wishing to rent the shop space or office space can approach any member of the Parish Council.Tidy Towns 2012An application for the 2012 Tidy Towns competition is being completed and we are working on improving on our 2010 report from same.Anyone interested in helping out with the tidy towns competition can approach any member of the Parish Council.There will be a spring clean up organised, probably for late April or May, date to be announced.More stones bearing the names of town lands are also being ordered.Siúlóid na Muirlinne A river walk, Siúlóid na Muirlinne, has been proposed and currently we are looking for funding for this. The walk will run from near Gannew Bridge, alongside the river, to the Ministers Bridge. Any ideas, opinions or input from the community on this project are most welcomeSt Patrick’s Day ParadeThe Parish Council is also helping to organise the St Patrick’s Day Parade for 3pm Saturday 17th March, from the car park at the folk village to the Hall.As always issues regarding roads, water, public lighting etc are being reported to Donegal County Council as and when we are made aware of problems. It is important that people communicate to us any issues which they think we should be discussing at our meetings, we encourage everyone to approach any of the Parish Council Members with any such issues or queries.The members are:Freddie Hardy (Chairman)Liam Cunningham (Assistant Chairman)Brian O’Byrne (Secretary)Josephine O’Byrne (Assistant Secretary)Mary P Boyle (Treasurer)Francis J Cunningham (Assistant Treasurer)Kevin McGinley (Cashel)Sean Byrne (Kinnakillew)Elaine HardyVictor FullerConal McIntyreFreddie GodlimanAny issues or ideas can also be emailed to email@example.comLOCAL NEWS: GLENCOLMCILLE COMMUNITY NOTES was last modified: March 8th, 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:LOCAL NEWS: GLENCOLMCILLE COMMUNITY NOTES
160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Domestic diva Martha Stewart can now add the entire house to the prodigious list of her products through a partnership announced Wednesday with KB Home, one of the nation’s biggest builders. Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Inc. and the Los Angeles-based home builder have already finished their first collaboration, a 650-home development in Cary, N.C., a suburb of Raleigh. Stewart worked with KB Home’s architectural team in designing the floor plans, exteriors and furnishings, said Bruce Karatz, the home builder’s chairman. A mutual friend introduced the two over the summer. Karatz said he was impressed by Stewart’s knack for details and her energy and was not put off by her stretch in federal prison for lying about a stock transaction. She was released in March. “She is a productive woman who’s sort of been on the lam for two years having to deal with her legal problems …,” Karatz said in an interview. “Generally, you don’t associate yourself with felons. I think it’s a real special circumstance how she ended up having to go to prison and the fact of the matter is she is enormously talented.” Terms of the deal were not announced. But it could help KB Home branch out to a much more upscale buyer by tying the homes to the Stewart brand. “We think there is a huge amount of brand value that will translate to home buyers,” Karatz said. For example, the Cary project is called KB Home Twin Lakes: Homes Created with Martha Stewart. The homes will range in size from 1,500 square feet to 4,100 square feet, priced from the low $200,000s to the mid-$400,000s. Stewart’s houses in New York and Maine provided the design inspiration. Buyers can also select Stewart’s favorites for flooring, faucets, light fixtures, cabinetry, countertops and other items available at the KB Home Studio in Raleigh. Models, scheduled to be finished early next year, will be outfitted with Stewart’s products. “I’m delighted to team with KB Home,” Stewart said in a statement. “We look forward to presenting them to communities across the country.”.” Other projects are planned for Houston and Atlanta. Since leaving prison, Stewart has jumped back into business and now appears on two television shows, which have so far drawn tepid ratings. Meanwhile, Stewart’s company will debut a 24-hour channel via Sirius Satellite Radio in November. It will feature programming on gardening, cooking and entertaining. A DVD series featuring tips from her former show, “Martha Stewart Living,” has been released by Warner Home Video, and her first cookbook in six years is also coming out. A book on business is already in stores. Analyst Dennis P. McAlpine, managing director of McAlpine Associates in Scarsdale, N.Y., is not too enamored of the partnership. “I don’t think Martha Stewart means anything to the consumer in terms of a house. Does this mean the house will clean itself or have nice sheets? There is no image that comes to mind,” he said. Wall Street also issued a lukewarm response. Shares of Martha Stewart Omnimedia closed down 85 cents, to $20.65. KB Home shares dropped 40 cents, closing at $64.10. Gregory J. Wilcox, (818) 713-3743 firstname.lastname@example.org
Print Friendly Version The men’s mile and women’s 1,500 meters are set to feature some of the top runners in the world as part of the Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee, Blake Boldon, the Franklin P. Johnson Director of the Drake Relays announced Wednesday, April 10.The men’s mile, which has seen 34 competitors shatter the 4-minute mark in Drake Stadium history, has six competitors who have previously run faster than a 4-minute mile slated to compete this year.Fans will have the opportunity to cheer on many Relays regulars during their four laps around the Blue Oval including local talent Erik Sowinski. The University of Iowa standout made his mile debut at the Drake Relays last year and finished fifth in 4:01.44. The three-time USA Champion was the bronze medalist at the 2016 World Indoor Championships in the 800 meters and has been in the finals in each of the last 13 USA Championships with seven indoor finals appearances and six outdoors.Daniel Herrera, who finished seventh in last year’s Drake Relays mile, also returns to the Blue Oval, as does Harun Abda. Abda was who was sixth at the 2018 USA Indoor Championships in the 800 meters and a four-time Drake Relays champion while competing for Minnesota. Another collegiate standout, Chad Noelle, also returns to the Blue Oval to join the mile field.Jack Edwards, Brandon Lasater, Joe Coffey, Mike Marsell, David Elliot, Jay Welp and Julius Bor are also set to challenge the field.The women’s 1,500 meters features an equally impressive contingent headlined by Heather Kampf, a three-time Grand Blue Mile champion who was a member of previous USA Pan-American Games teams. Shannon Osika, who was fourth at the 2019 USA Championship in the indoor mile is also in the field as is Hannah Fields, who is coming off a fifth-place showing in the 1,000 meters at the USA Indoor Championship.Alexa Efraimson, one of the sport’s top young talents and the American junior record holder in the event, returns to the Blue Oval after finishing fifth in last year’s two-mile event and sixth in the 1,500 meters in 2017. Completing the field is Alexina Wilson, who was an Iowa state champion, Grace Barnett, Heather MacLean, Dana Mecke, Ashley Stinson and Savannah Camacho-Colon. The group has a total of seven NCAA All-America honors to their credit.Many of the competitors in the mile and 1,500 meters will also compete in the Grand Blue Mile as well. This year, the Grand Blue Mile, in partnership with Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, is also serving as the USA Road Mile Championship.Relays Week competitions begin Tuesday, April 23, with the Grand Blue Mile on the streets of downtown Des Moines. The heptathlon and decathlon get underway in Drake Stadium Wednesday, April 24, followed by the annual Capital Square Vault. Combined events conclude Thursday, April 25, at Drake Stadium followed by the annual Distance Carnival. Action continues all day Friday and Saturday at Drake Stadium.All-session, multi-session and single-session tickets for all of the action are available via DrakeTix.com, 515-271-3647 or visiting the Drake Athletic Ticket Office.
Subscribe to the Mercury News and East Bay Times for $40 a year and receive a free Warriors championship coffee table book* * *BOSTON — Stephen Curry once relayed last year that he “heard the weather is great here in June.” But the Warriors never confirmed for themselves. Instead, they made their seemingly annual trek to Cleveland for the NBA Finals and then collected another Larry O’Brien trophy for the third time in four years.Now that LeBron James has left Cleveland Cavaliers for the Los …