Rage lose in North Dakota

first_imgThe Rage and Bobcats battled through a close first period which left the game scoreless after 1.  In the second, the Bobcats pulled ahead and scored 5 goals with two coming on the powerplay.The Rage were able to put one goal past Bismarck goalie Aaron Nelson just before the end of the third period.  Keenan Bailey got the goal with assists from Bob Turnbull and Evan Ripley.The Rage will now head back to Dawson Creek for a pair of games next weekend at the EnCana Events Centre against Kenai River.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Police still awaiting GRA list to hunt 4000 drivers without road service licences

first_img3 months laterThree months after the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) announced plans to involve the Guyana Police Force (GPF) in a campaign to tackle just about 4000 drivers holding expired road service licences, the tax body is yet to provide a list of names to the GPF.Traffic Chief Ramesh AshramThis is according to Traffic Chief Ramesh Ashram, who on Monday told Guyana Times that he is uncertain whether or not the GRA has decided to do its own investigation to catch the errant drivers.“They was to send the list to us with the vehicles and they never sent it. I don’t know if they may be sending their own investigators to deal with it or not,” he said.The Traffic Chief had previously related to this publication that the revenue agency had contacted the GPF seeking its help in tackling the thousands of errant drivers.As was explained by him, the GRA would have been responsible for first contacting the drivers who would have breached the road laws before handing the matter over to the GPF.A senior official within the GRA confirmed back in April of this year that the tax agency was soon expected to make contact with the top brass of the Police Force in an effort to find drivers who were holders of expired road service licences.It has been reported that while staff members of the GRA were running the usual checks on drivers, the discovery of numerous drivers with expired road service licences was made.Drivers are required to renew those licences, which expire yearly, around the owner’s birthday. The Traffic Chief has said motor vehicle registration numbers could be used to locate those errant drivers.last_img read more

Germany head to isolated World Cup base

first_imgFor their Russia 2018 campaign, the Vatutinki Hotel Spa Complex, 40 kilometres (25 miles) southwest of the Russian capital and surrounded by forest, has been selected as Germany’s World Cup haven — complete with a thick concrete wall to thwart prying eyes.After the tropical temperatures of Campo Bahia, which was also isolated, the Germans expect wetter climes in the sparsely populated district far from the distractions of Moscow.“Campo Bahia was great, an oasis of calm,” Germany coach Joachim Loew said last week.“Now we have different conditions. We hope that it does not rain all the time.“Moaning does not work — when you start to complain, you only lose energy,” Loew said.Germany are not flying to Russia to see the sights, “but to win the tournament,” as team director Oliver Bierhoff put it.However, their secluded World Cup base will struggle to capture the squad’s imagination.– ‘Vatu-what?’ –“Vatu-what?” replied striker Mario Gomez last month when asked about his chances of making the plane to Germany’s World Cup base.The Vatutinki hotel is far from the bright lights of Moscow © AFP/File / Patrik STOLLARZLoew had wanted to capture some of the ‘Campo Bahia’ spirit in Russia, hoping to base Germany in sun-kissed Sochi after the squad were vocal in their praise of staying in the Black Sea resort during last year’s successful Confederations Cup campaign.However, instead of watching dolphins play in the waves of Sochi, the Germans will spend their days off in Vatutinki, with just several high-rise buildings dotting the tree-lined skyline around the team hotel.Logistics were the reason why the German Football Federation (DFB) opted for Moscow, with Bierhoff insisting “there was no alternative”.The players will not be distracted by Moscow with the capital a 45-minute drive away.Germany open their World Cup against Mexico on June 17 at the stadium where they will hope to end it in the final on July 15 — the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.Their next Group F game is against Sweden in Sochi on June 23 and then South Korea in Kazan on June 27.If they progress through the tournament successfully, the Germans would play twice more in the Russian capital — in the semi-finals and final — so they want to keep travel to a minimum.The lessons have been learnt from Euro 2016, when they were based in Evian on Lake Geneva for the finals in France, a two-hour drive from the nearest airport.In Moscow, the Germans will be a 45-minute drive from the Luzhniki Stadium and 30 minutes from the nearest airport.The Vatutinki is also close to the training facilities of CSKA Moscow, which they will use during the World Cup.A handout computer generated image released on December 13, 2013 by German Football Federation DFB shows the so-called “Camp Bahia”, a made-to-measure base camp for the Mannschaft in the Brazilian town of Santo Andre, the German football national team will use during the 2014 footbal World Cup. AFP PHOTO / DFB / CAMPO BAHIA +++ RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE – MANDATORY CREDIT ” AFP PHOTO / DFB / CAMPO BAHIA”The players and staff will want for nothing at the hotel.Behind that imposing concrete wall, 72 rooms will be available to the players, coach and staff, including an indoor pool with a spa, gym and regeneration area, as well as the necessary function rooms, which will be adapted to the needs of the team.They will even have their own Yoga guru.Munich-based Patrick Broome, who has accompanied the team at previous tournaments, will be available to ensure the team stretch properly.“We will have optimal conditions,” promised Bierhoff.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Germany coach Joachim Loew hopes their World Cup base in Moscow will inspire success at the 2018 World Cup © AFP/File / MIGUEL MEDINAVATUTINKI, Russian Federation, Jun 11 – After the tropical tranquility of their base at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, reigning champions Germany fly into Russia on Tuesday hoping the rain stays away from their isolated base outside Moscow.Campo Bahia, the sun-drenched luxury hotel surrounded by palm trees on Brazil’s Atlantic coast and specially constructed to be their headquarters, was credited by the Germans as a key part of their 2014 success.last_img read more


first_imgA leading Donegal-based tax consultant has reminded people that they can still claim back for up to FOUR years if they feel they are owed taxes.Michael Coll from www.thetaxclinic.ie has just opened an office on the Port Road in Letterkenny Co. Donegal and says he has been inundated with queries from people.The Tax Clinic Specialises in claiming back Tax Refunds for P.A.Y.E workers and have a No Refund No Fee Policy. Michael explains that after the toughest budget in history everybody has been hit with the introduction of the new universal social charge and the cutting of tax credits.But he said that people out there must realise that there are millions and millions of euro that can be claimed back!“The average refund we’ve been claiming for our clients is about €880 and the highest refund we have achieved to date has been €17,500 for a young couple from Killybegs,” he revealed.“Many people are confused about what they are entitled to, but come see myself or any of my colleagues at our new offices at 40 The Port Road Letterkenny.” To facilitate people’s busy schedules our opening hours are 7pm to 9pm Monday to Friday by appointment only and 11am to 4pm every Saturday (No appointment necessary). Our website www.thetaxclinic.ie is full of useful easy to understand information on what is available to claim. For example if you held a full medical card for any period in either  2009 or 2010 you should not have paid the Income Levy and you are entitled to claim it all back.Mr. Coll says it is important that taxpayers realise that you can claim tax back for up to four years so if you haven’t claimed for a few years it’s still not too late.The Tax Clinic will be writing a few interesting articles about what is available to claim back over the next few weeks and these will be available to read on DonegalDaily.com.Contact Michael – 086 3862370Noel – 087 750708 EndsTAX REFUND SPECIALIST APPEALS TO DONEGAL PEOPLE TO CLAIM BACK FOR PAST FOUR YEARS was last modified: October 12th, 2011 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:The Tax Cliniclast_img read more

Popular pottery shop announces closure – 13 jobs lost

first_imgA family-run Ballyshannon craft company has announced it is to close with the loss of 13 jobs.Celtic Weave China, a specialist pottery firm which has been in operation since 1985, is to cease trading following an announcement this week.The company is run by directors Tommy and Patricia Daly. The current Celtic Weave team is the fourth generation of the Daly Family to reach the level of Master Craftsmen.The product line includes woven baskets and giftware, all uniquely crafted and handpainted by Patricia.In a statement, the directors say the company is not going into liquidation, and that all liabilities will be settled, including statutory redundancy payments due to staff.Celtic Weave China was also the designer of select products by Tiffany & Co.   Popular pottery shop announces closure – 13 jobs lost was last modified: January 12th, 2018 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:BallyshannonCeltic Weave Chinadonegaljob losses?last_img read more

Google execs exude optimism for the future

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant The upbeat presentations at Google’s Mountain View headquarters, contrasted with the cautious commentary of CFO George Reyes during a question-and-answer session at a Tuesday investor conference in New York. After describing an 18-month effort that had enabled Google to display more revenue-producing ads, Reyes said there was little room left for more technical improvements to spur the same pace of revenue growth. Because of that, Reyes said the company’s growth rate would likely taper off – a prospect that set off alarms among investors and caused Google’s stock price to drop precipitously. Google’s stock rebounded during Thursday’s Webcast of management’s remarks. The company’s shares gained $11.65, or 3.2 percent, to close at $376.45 on the Nasdaq Stock Market. Despite the rally, Google’s stock remained about 4 percent below its value before Reyes raised the specter of slower growth. As they tried to address investor worries, Google’s executives stuck to the company’s prohibition against providing specific information about its financial outlook – an edict mandated by company co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin. Despite those restraints, Google’s management strived to provide analysts with more business insights than they did during the company’s first major investment meeting a year ago. Google exasperated analysts during that session by devoting a substantial amount of time discussing the quantity of free food that it feeds its employees. Even before Reyes unnerved investors, Google had gathered a list of questions that analysts wanted answered at this year’s meeting. As he tackled some of those issues, Schmidt identified Microsoft Corp. as the rival that most worries Google because of the way the company has aggressively attacked other technology upstarts in the past. Microsoft currently runs the Internet’s third most popular search engine, ranking behind both Google and Yahoo Inc., but it has vowed to close the gap by improving its technology and luring new users by giving away free merchandise and services. Schmidt also said there’s no sign that the prices to advertise on Google’s network have peaked – another factor that bodes well for the company’s future profits. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SAN FRANCISCO – Google Inc. executives provided investment analysts with a bright outlook Thursday in a display of confidence that appeared aimed at defusing growth concerns raised by the search engine leader’s chief financial officer earlier this week. In his opening remarks, Google CEO Eric Schmidt assured the roomful of analysts that he sees “tremendous headroom” to develop better advertising formulas, in turn generating more of the commissions that account for most of the company’s profits. Schmidt underscored his optimism at one point by saying Google someday might generate $100 billion in annual revenue as it expands into a variety of new advertising channels, including television, radio and publishing. The 7-year-old company’s revenue totaled $6.1 billion last year. Jonathan Rosenberg, Google’s senior vice president of product management, echoed Schmidt’s remarks in an ensuing presentation. After noting that Google had already improved the relevance of its ads, Rosenberg emphasized there are “still many, many gains to be made there.” last_img read more


first_imgNa Rossa GAA NewsThe clubs committee members would like to congratulate our minors on reaching the county championship final.A very proud day for both Na Rossa & Dungloe last Saturday but after a very strong performance in the first half the amalgamated side eventually lost out to an excellent Gweedore outfit. Well done to manager Ray Sweeney and his team.Our Minor board AGM will take place this Thursday evening in the hall starting at 8.30 sharp. A very important night as managers and a new board will be elected . All members welcome.The county convention took place last Sunday afternoon in the Abbey hotel. Congratulations to Sean Dunnion on his re election of County chairman.Congratulations also to Dungloe’s Aideen Gillen & Naomh Muires Declan Martin on their elections to the board. Tickets are now on sale for the clubs Dinner Dance in local businesses in the area.The event takes place in the Lake House Hotel Niarn on December 29th. Patrons are asked to avoid disappointment and buy their tickets early as demand is high and only a limited amount of tickets are available. Tickets will cost €20.Last Monday nights lotto draw took place in the hall. Numbers drawn were 2,3,19 & 21. Their was no jackpot winner on the night.Two lucky dip winners receive €50 Michael McCready, Corr Point & Logan Melly, Madavagh. Note that the December club 50 draw will take place next Monday night in the hallGAA NEWS: NA ROSSA MINOR BOARD TO HOST AGM THIS THURSDAY was last modified: December 15th, 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:GAANa RossaNoticesSportlast_img read more


first_imgA priest has had a drink-driving case against him adjourned until June pending a High Court case.Father Denis Quinn, (53), whose address was given as care of the Parochial House, Falcarragh, wasn’t in court for the brief hearing in LetterkennyHe is charged with driving or attempting to drive a vehicle while exceeding the alcohol limit at Main Street, Letterkenny on March 29 last year. Addressing Judge Paul Kelly in Irish, solicitor John Cannon asked for the case to be adjourned until June 9 pending a High Court case linked to the matter.He did not say what the case was about.Judge Kelly, an Irish speaker, agreed to the adjournment.PRIEST CHARGED WITH DRINK-DRIVING was last modified: January 20th, 2015 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:court casedrink drivingFather Denis Quinnlast_img read more

Elite Geneticist Says Darwin Was an Ideological Figurehead (Video)

first_imgSubmitted by Sal CordovaDr John C. Sanford, an elite scientist and inventor of 40 years at Cornell, an Ivy League School, made American history by inventing the Gene Gun in the mid 1980’s. This invention has been used for a highly substantial proportion of all the genetically modified organisms (GMOs) on planet Earth, allowing food genes to be intelligently re-designed. As a result, millions of individuals have been able to avoid starvation.  His invention also increased our ability to study genomes and thus further scientific understanding. For these accomplishments, one of his inventions became part of the collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of American History.Early in his scientific career, Sanford accepted evolution, but after becoming a Christian, and after reading Michael Behe’s book Darwin’s Black Box, Sanford began a painful journey of rejecting all his former understanding and acceptance of evolution and realizing he had wasted so much of his life believing something untrue.  He tells part of his story in the opening pages of his bookGenetic Entropy.Dr Sanford granted a rare 30 minute Skype interview with the Ratio Christi television program, “Truth Matters” (Ratio Christi is a campus organization seeking to provide college students with avenues to hear rational arguments for the gospel of Christ).  The episode was entitled: “Darwin Was An Ideological Figurehead, Not A Scientist (Ep. 11)”. It articulates many of the reasons he eventually rejected Darwinian evolution. (Visited 724 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Using a Glycol Ground Loop to Condition Ventilation Air

first_imgMost energy-efficient homes include a mechanical ventilation system — often an HRV or ERV that brings in fresh outdoor air while simultaneously exhausting an equal volume of stale indoor air. The main problem with introducing outdoor air into a house is that the air is at the wrong temperature — too cold during the winter and too hot (and often too humid) during the summer.HRVs and ERVs address this problem by passing the outdoor air through a heat-exchange core designed to take the edge off extreme temperatures. (For more information on this type of ventilation system, see HRV or ERV?) While the tempering function of the heat-exchange core helps, it isn’t a perfect solution. Unless the outdoor air is already at room temperature, the air delivered by an HRV or an ERV will always be cool in the winter and warm in the summer. Moreover, in cold conditions an HRV core starts accumulating ice. Manufacturers have developed a variety of solutions to the frost problem. For example, a cold HRV core can be warmed by temporarily closing the outdoor air damper and circulating indoor air through the core (that is, by putting the HRV into “recirculation” or “exhaust only” mode). Another way to address ice buildup is to include an electric resistance heater that raises the temperature of the incoming outdoor air.Some HRV and ERV manufacturers (including Zehnder and Ultimate Air) offer a third option: a system which conditions incoming outdoor air by blowing it through copper heat-exchange coils connected to a buried ground loop. This buried ground loop consists of hundreds of feet of PEX tubing (usually between 3/4 inch and 1 1/4 inch in diameter) filled with a glycol solution; operation of the system requires a pump to circulate the… Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details. This article is only available to GBA Prime Memberscenter_img Start Free Trial Already a member? Log inlast_img read more