Dawson Creek police focus on impaired driving in July

first_imgPolice will be out in full force doing road checks looking for impaired drivers. Police would like people to think responsibly when they drink by planning ahead and choosing a designate driver to get you home safely.Impaired driving suspensions, vehicle impoundments and fines all start at 0.05 blood-alcohol concentration (BAC). If your BAC is found to be within the “warn” range – 0.05 to 0.08 – via a breath sample tested by a roadside screening device, you could be subject to an immediate, three-day driving prohibition, a $200 fine, a three-day vehicle impoundment and associated fees, and a $250 driver’s licence reinstatement fee. This adds up to at least $600 for a first offence.A second offence results in an immediate, seven-day driving prohibition, a $300 fine, and vehicle impoundment and associated fees, adding up to at least $760.- Advertisement -A third offence results in an immediate, 30-day driving prohibition, a $400 fine, 30-day vehicle impoundment and associated fees, enrolment in the Responsible Drivers Program at a charge of $880, an Ignition Interlock system installed for one year on your vehicle at a cost of $1,730 and a $250 driver’s licence reinstatement fee. The total cost for a third offence in a five-year period is at least $3,960.Drivers found to have a BAC in the “fail” range – above 0.08 – via a breath sample tested with a roadside screening device can expect to face an immediate, 90-day driving prohibition, a $500 fine, a 30-day vehicle impoundment and associated fees, enrolment in the Responsible Drivers Program at a charge of $880, and an Ignition Interlock system installed for one year on your vehicle at a cost of $1,730. The total cost for this offence is at least $4,060. Two and three-year Ignition Interlock systems will be required for subsequent offences.Even if the driver is not the registered owner, the vehicle will still be impounded.Advertisement Impaired drivers may even be arrested and charged under the Criminal Code of Canada and possibly receive a criminal record.Alcohol affects your judgement, reaction time and coordination, your ability to steer, track moving objects, brake and control speed and lane position. On average, 126 lives are lost on British Columbia roads every year due to impaired driving.last_img read more

Swansea striker offering no favours to former team-mates

first_img1 Nelson Oliveira in action for Swansea Swansea new boy Nelson Oliveira has revealed he wants to get one over some of his old friends when he plays against Chelsea on Saturday.The Portugal international joined the Swans on a season-long loan from Benfica and made his debut in the 1-1 draw with West Ham at the weekend.Next up is for Garry Monk’s side is the Premier League leaders at the Liberty Stadium and the 23-year-old might even have some inside information about some of the Blues squad.“I am looking forward to playing against Chelsea,” said Oliveira.“They are a really good team, and they have players there that I know from Benfica in Ramires and Nemanja Matic. I also played with Oscar at the U20 World Cup.“I won’t speak to them before the game, but maybe after. I’m just concentrating on Swansea.”last_img read more

Sharks send Thika deeper into relegation

first_img0Shares0000Kariobangi Sharks players celebrate one of their two goals against Sony Sugar in a Kenyan Premier League match at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on May 5, 2017. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 29 – Thika United’s hope of reviving their chances of surviving the axe for a second consecutive season were dealt a massive blow on Wednesday afternoon after suffering a 3-0 loss at the hands of Kariobangi Sharks in Machakos.George Abege’s second minute goal, Duke Abuya’s finish six minutes from time and Eric Kapaito’s penalty at the stroke of full time saw Sharks climb to seventh in the Kenyan Premier League standings. Thika remained pegged bottom of the pile with a sixth consecutive loss and are 10 points away from safety with six matches remaining before the season ends.Former Harambee Stars goalkeeper Joseph Rutto stepped up on the touchline for the second consecutive game after former head coach John Njogu hired mid-season left the club on personal grounds.But, it was Sharks who got off to a perfect start inside the opening minute of the game when Ugandan forward George Abege glanced home at the near post after racing to a Moses Mwangi cross from the right.It was a relieving start for William Muluya’s charges who have endured a tough second leg and just last weekend put to an end a five-match losing streak with a slim 1-0 win over Sofapaka.Thika, with heaps of relegation worries on their faces put in a gallant fight as they seek to clutch to any available straw of survival with six matches left before the season ends.-Mwachoki experienceThey should have gone level after 12 minutes when the experienced feet of Hajji Mwachoki sent youngster James Kinyanjui through, but the latter’s low effort inside the box was parried away by Sharks keeper Gad Mathew.They almost paid for that miss in the 18th minute when a poorly defended freekick from Bolton Omwenga, but Duke Abuya could not burry the ball home from close range with Allan Owiny saving.Thika did not show signs of being cowed despite going down and Mwachoki rolled back the years with a 25th minute shot from range after intercepting a Pascal Ogweno pass, but the shot went wide.Sharks went on attacking as well and on the half hour mark, they had a brilliant chance when Patillah Omotto’s freekick from the right landed on Shaphan Oyugi unmarked inside the box, but the midfielder’s connection went awry.Mwachoki, despite his advanced years showed that he still got the quality stringing in passes in the final third and anchoring the Thika attack. Six minutes to half time he came gloriously close to drawing the side level but his left foot shot inside the box was acrobatically tipped over the bar by Mathew.In the second half, Sharks continued pushing and Abege had two more chances, first heading wide unmarked from the edge of the six yard box from an Omwenga freekick in the 58th minute before shooting wide after being sent through from the right in the 65th minute.-Simale missHe was hauled off for Sidney Simale and it seems the new entrant picked up the bag of misses. Just six minutes after coming on, Simale did well to break into the box before wiping past Sosthenes Idah, but his eventual shot was saved by Owiny.In the final minutes of the game, Thika tried to get at least a point off and they had a chance late on with Dennis Matasi’s freekick from the edge of the area flying inches over.Abuya dealt Thika the hammer blow in the 84th minute with a simple finish inside the box after Sharks turned over possession from Thika.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Ex-Liverpool star Alonso acquitted of tax fraud

first_img0Shares0000Xabi Alonso was a Champions League winner with both Liverpool and Real Madrid © AFP/File / PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOUMADRID, Spain, Nov 26 – Former Liverpool midfielder Xabi Alonso has been acquitted of tax fraud, a Madrid court announced on Tuesday.The prosecutors had intially demanded for him to face five years in jail before halving their request. Alonso, a World Cup winner with Spain in 2010, was accused of using a company based on the Portuguese island of Madeira to avoid paying 2 million euros ($2.2 million) in taxes on his image rights to the Spanish authorities.Prosecutors said the fraud took place between 2010 and 2012 when he was playing for Real Madrid.The court added it was impossible to discuss a cover-up as the transfer of the rights had been ‘formalised in the contract’ signed in 2009 between Alonso and the Portuguese firm.Alonso, who retired from playing in 2017 after a stint at Bayern Munich, is one of a string of high-profile footballers to face scrutiny by the Spanish tax authorities over the declaration of income from image rights.Some have admitted fraud as part of a deal to avoid jail time, including Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa and Barcelona’s Gerard Pique, both of whom paid out after being convicted over the summer.And earlier this year, the tax authorities caught up with Juventus attacker Cristiano Ronaldo and Tottenham coach Jose Mourinho, both over the management and declaration of image rights.0Shares0000(Visited 11 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

FROM THE FINN VALLEY AC 5K TO OLYMPIC GLORY FOR MO FARAH!

first_imgDONEGAL athletics fans are celebrating this weekend after one of its adopted sons won Gold at the London Olympics.Mo Farah, who won the 10,000m race on Saturday night, is pictured here taking part in the St Stephen’s Day 5k run at Finn Valley AC four years ago.So when he went for gold FVAC members were right behind him. As were the people of Milford.That’s because super Mo’s manager is Milford man and former Finn Valley AC athlete Ricky Simms!Mo spent Christmas in Donegal with the Simms family a couple of years ago.Farah, who was joined on his lap of honour by wife Tania and daughter Rihanna, said afterwards: “I just can’t believe it, the crowd got so much behind me and was getting louder and louder. “I’ve never experienced anything like this – it will never get any better than this, this is the best moment of my life.“It doesn’t come round often and to have it right on the doorstep and the amount of people supporting you and shouting out your name.”Farah, who moved to London from Somalia with his family when he was eight, ran a near-perfect race to cross the line in 27 minutes 30.42 seconds, with his training partner Galen Rupp (USA) in silver and Ethiopia’s Tariku Bekele in bronze.All eyes now turn to another athlete managed by Simms – someone called Usain Bolt.FROM THE FINN VALLEY AC 5K TO OLYMPIC GLORY FOR MO FARAH! was last modified: August 5th, 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)last_img read more

CRIME ALERT ISSUED FOR MAN SELLING POTS AND PANS

first_imgA community crime alert has been issued in relation to the suspicious activity of a silver Toyota Avenis car in the Milford area. Gardai are interested on speaking to the owner of the car who has been spotted in the area in recent days.The car is a northern registered vehicle and it has a sole male occupant. The man is understood to be calling from door to door claiming to be selling pots and pans.However locals say the man became nervous when approached by a suspicious homeowner who had just arrived back at his property.The caller was also reportedly operating in the Kilmacrennan and Ramelton areas.Please contact Milford Garda station 074 915 3060 if you notice anything suspicious in relation to this vehicle. CRIME ALERT ISSUED FOR MAN SELLING POTS AND PANS was last modified: June 13th, 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

Five Donegal towns to receive total of €380,000 under Humphreys’ renewal scheme

first_imgHeather Humphreys TD, the Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, has announced that Carndonagh, Ballyshannon, Ballybofey-Stranorlar, Ramelton and Dungloe, will each be awarded €76,000 each under the 2016 Town and Village Renewal Scheme.The funding will be appropriated by local authorities along with community groups and businesses, and will be invested in improving tourism amenities, playgrounds, footpaths, public art pieces, and the general appearance of the town.The scheme aims to reguvenate up to 200 towns and villages nationally.The funding will cover 85% of costs related to revitalising towns and villages. The council must then join up with local businesses and the community to put together ideas that can have a real and lasting impact in the revistalisation. Speaking of the announcement of the funds earlier this year, Fine Gael Minister of State Joe Mc Hugh says; “The funding can be used to increase the attractiveness of the town or village as a local commercial and social centre, and increase its sustainability as a place in which to live and work. It will help to enhance the local environment and amenity in the interests of residents, businesses and visitors.”“It could also be used to enhance the culture and local heritage assets of the town/village and promote tourism. Another potential use for the fund is to tackle minor physical infrastructural deficits and land assembly issues.”Although the main focus is on small towns and villages with populations of less than 5,000, there will be some funding available for towns with populations from 5,000-10,0000.Mc Hugh concluded; “This Government has made sure that rural development is a key priority in the Programme for a Partnership Government and appointed a dedicated Minister, Heather Humphreys. This Town and Village Renewal Scheme is just the start of our work to ensure that all regions of the country feel the benefits of our strong economy.” Five Donegal towns to receive total of €380,000 under Humphreys’ renewal scheme was last modified: November 5th, 2016 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)last_img read more

Why Klay Thompson still isn’t biting on free agency questions

first_imgOAKLAND – As he enters a contract year, Klay Thompson continues to maintain he isn’t all that curious about free agency and what the future might hold for him elsewhere. He’s happy where he is with the Warriors, and doesn’t think he’ll feel the itch to test the market for the first time in his career.“To be honest, not really,” Thompson said Monday at the annual media day. “I think when guys go into free agency, they’re searching for a situation like mine or similar to our team. So I’m …last_img read more

Why the Warriors’ surprise jerseys were the perfect tribute to Oracle Arena

first_imgOAKLAND — Sunday night wasn’t officially goodbye.No, the Warriors will play two more home games at Oracle Arena next weekend to open the 2019 NBA Playoffs, and the well-held expectation is that there will be a handful more contests in Oakland, as the team aims to win its fourth title in five years in the weeks to come.Truthfully, no one can say when the final Warriors game at Oracle Arena will take place. That’s the nature of the playoffs. So for Sunday’s final regular-season home …last_img read more

Hackers Give North Korean Heir Birthday Gift on Twitter, YouTube

first_imgTags:#twitter#web#YouTube On Saturday, hackers hijacked North Korea’s official Twitter account and YouTube channel to upbraid the country’s leadership. Saturday was the birthday of current leader Kim Jong-il’s son and heir apparent, Kim Jong-un. A video that appeared on the hermit kingdom’s YouTube page showed Jong-un driving a sports car over starving women and children, killing them with a splat of blood. On its Twitter account, @uriminzok, tweets appeared indicting the country’s leadership. The country only opened its Twitter account in August, following the debut of its YouTube channel by a month. Yonhap News described some of the tweets.“The four most recent feeds posted in the morning accused the Kims of exploiting their people to enjoy sumptuous lives, and develop nuclear arms and missiles. One tweet called for an uprising to slay the Kims ‘with a sword.’”‘Let’s create a new world by rooting out our people’s sworn enemy Kim Jong-il and his son Kim Jong-un!’ one tweet read. Another sought to convince readers that the removal of the dynasty would lead North Koreans to live ‘as happily as South Koreans.’”South Korean media theorized that the hackers were South Koreans. Related Posts curt hopkins Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verificationcenter_img Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Auditlast_img read more