MT Højgaard Found Not Guilty in Robin Rigg TrialThe Court of Appeal in London has ruled that MT Højgaard is not liable for the costs of repairing the foundations for the Robin Rigg offshore wind farm, off the Scottish coast.Dong Not Selling Wind BusinessDong Energy has denied recent suggestions of selling its offshore wind turbine division prior to an initial public offering.First Kentish Flats Extension Monopiles Good to GoThe first two foundations sets for Kentish Flats Extension (KFE) offshore wind farm were lifted on board Osprey Carrier II barge on Saturday morning.Sierra Club: “Block Island Wind Farm Is Our Apollo 11 Moment” (Gallery)Deepwater Wind launched the construction phase of its offshore wind project at Block Island, Rhode Island. Sierra Club said that this was a watershed moment for American clean energy development.ABB to Service Lynn and Inner Dowsing Offshore Wind FarmABB has secured an electrical services contract for the 194MW Lynn and Inner Dowsing offshore wind farm in the east of England.
Liam Donoghue Clarinbridge Liam Hodgins Abbey DuniryEugene McEntee Portumna Ollie Canning Portumna Brian Mahoney Loughrea Brian Feeney Athenry Brian Higgins Athenry Andy Smith Portumna Ger Farragher Castlegar Damien Hayes Portumna Kevin ‘Chunky’ Hayes Portumna Joe Canning Portumna Johnny O’Loughlin Loughrea Ollie Fahy GortFergal Healy CraughwellSubs:Peter Commins (Gort)Greg Kennedy (Loughrea)Paul Hardiman (Athenry)Micheal Donoghue (Clarinbridge)Derek Hardiman (Mullagh)Shane Kavanagh (Kinvara)Garret Heagney (Portumna)David Tierney (Kilnadeema Leitrim)Donal Moran (Athenry)Gavin Keary (Loughrea)The club football team features 4 players from Corofin, who won five county titles in the decade, 3 players from Killererin who won two titles, 2 from Caltra and Salthill Knocknacarra who both followed up county title wins with All Ireland success and one each from Mountbellew Moylough, Caherlistrane, Milltown and Cortoon Shamrocks. Players like Kieran Fitzgerald, Gary Sice, Paul Conroy and Jamie Murphy were held over for consideration next week for the 2010s team. Club Football Team 2000 to 2009:Alan Keane (Killererin)Damien Burke (Corofin) Finian Hanley (Salthill-Knocknacarra) Michael Comer (Corofin)Declan Meehan (Caltra) Diarmaid Blake (Milltown) Alan Burke (Corofin)Joe Bergin (Mountbellew-Moylough) Michael Donnellan (Dunmore & Salthill-Knocknacarra).Cormac Bane (Caherlistrane) Padraic Joyce (Killererin) Tommie Joyce (Killererin)Derek Savage (Cortoon Shamrocks) Michael Meehan (Caltra) Alan O’Donovan (Corofin)Subs and honourable mentions: Brian Donnellan (Mountbellew-Moylough) 2. Ciaran McGrath (Corofin) 3. David Finnegan (Cortoon Shamrocks) 4. Brian Kilroy (Caltra) 5. Niall Coyne (Carna-Caiseal) 6. Ronan Leonard (Annaghdown) 7. Darren Mullahy (Milltown). 8. Aidan Donnellan (Corofin) 9. Niall Coleman (Annaghdown). 10. Paul Clancy (Maigh Cuilinn) 11. Kieran Comer (Corofin) 12. Mark Lydon (Maigh Cuilinn). 13. Michael Newell (Annaghdown) 14. Shay Walsh (Glenamaddy) 15. Noel Meehan (Caltra).HONOURABLE MENTIONS: Goalkeepers: Kevin Kilroy (Caltra), Paul Doherty (Tuam Stars).DEFENDERS: Tomás Meehan (Caltra), Gary Delaney (Corofin), Adrian Fitzpatrick (Annaghdown), Gareth Bradshaw (Maigh Cuilinn), Colm Colleran (Mountbellew-Moylough), Gordon Morley (Salthill-Knocknacarra), Alan Glynn (St Michael’s)MIDFIELDERS: Barry Cullinane (Claregalway), Morgan Duggan (Annaghdown), Pat Gilmore (Cortoon Shamrocks), Michael Mitchell and Martin Bermingham (Killererin), Cathal Blake (Milltown).FORWARDS: Joe Canney (Corofin), Nicholas Joyce (Killererin), Matthew Clancy (Oughterard), Séamus Rabbitte, Seán Armstrong and Alan Kerins (Salthill-Knocknacarra), Brian Faherty and Tomás Higgins (Maigh Cuilinn), Joseph Meehan and Derry O’Brien (Mountbellew-Moylough), Mickey Costelloe (Cortoon Shamrocks), Fiachra Breathnach (Naomh Anna, Leitir Móir), Damien Dunleavy (Kilkerrin-Clonberne), Cillín de Paor (An Cheathrú Rua). Galway Club Hurling Team 2000 to 2009: The Galway club hurling and football teams of the ‘Noughties’ have been announced with 15 players selected from the years 2000 to 2009. In hurling the team includes 6 players from Portumna, who won 5 county championships and 3 All Ireland titles in the decade, as well as 2 from Athenry and Loughrea and one each from Clarinbridge, Tynagh Abbey Duniry, Castlegar, Gort and Craughwell. print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email
Deputies with the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office have made arrests in recent breaking and enterings in the Whiteside Cove Community located in Cashiers. Charged and arrested are the following persons:Austin Chandler Langley, Heady Mountain Road, Cashiers, NC. DOB 1/5/1995Breaking and Entering of a Motor Vehicle; Larceny of a Firearm; Possessing a Stolen Firearm; Breaking and Entering; Larceny after Breaking and Entering; Possession of Stolen Property. Arrested on February 16, 2017 and given a $50,000 bond.Chandler Dillion Langley, Heady Mountain Road, Cashiers, NC. DOB 10/11/2000.Breaking and Entering of a Motor Vehicle; Larceny of a Firearm; Possessing a Stolen Firearm; Breaking and Entering; Larceny after Breaking and Entering; Possession of Stolen Property. Arrested on February 6, 2017 and given a $40,000 bond.Charged but not arrested as of yet is Brandon James Mathis, DOB of 5/2/1990, of Tuckasegee
Have you seen the Aretha Franklin mural in Detroit’s Eastern Market? It’s well hidden and if you didn’t know it was there, you might not find it. I was told it was on the back wall of Gratiot Central Market, but I went around the block three times before I discovered it. The Aretha mural is part of a larger mural London artist Richard Wilson painted as part of the 2018 Murals in the Market art event. But when vehicles are parked in the back parking lot, the mural is blocked from view. You need to get out of your vehicle, walk to the back of the market in the parking lot, and find a spot where few vehicles are in front of the wall. There you’ll see it, in the bottom left corner of the wall: Wilson’s mural of Aretha Franklin, Queen of Soul. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading…RelatedPhoto of the Week: Murals in the Market 2017Last year, fall took on a different meaning for me beyond enjoying local apple cider, viewing gorgeous falls colors, and gathering the last vegetables from the garden. That’s when I first visited the Murals in the Market international mural festival at Eastern Market in Detroit. What a fantastic event, watching…In “Michigan”Photo of the Week: Murals in the Market at Eastern MarketIf you didn’t know to travel down a back alley to peer across an empty field surrounded by three buildings, you might have missed the two-story tall lion mural on the building at the edge of Detroit’s Eastern Market. The piercing blue eyes of the lion seemed to follow me,…In “Michigan”Photo of the Week: Stevie Wonder Mural at Detroit Music Hall Center for the Performing ArtsFinished in mid-summer 2019, the 100-foot-tall colorful mural of Stevie Wonder can’t be missed as you walk north on Brush toward Detroit’s Music Hall. The mural stands out on the south wall of the Music Hall, rising out of the back of a downtown Detroit parking lot. Created by London-based…In “Michigan”
Francesco ‘Ciccio’ Caputo returned and his impressive brace earned Sassuolo victory over Bologna in the Emilia-Romagna Derby. The Friday night Serie A match saw the Neroverdi take bragging rights from their more illustrious local rivals and surpass them in the standings too. Jeremie Boga also showed his impressive pace and cool head to find the net, while Riccardo Orsolini scored with an unorthodox finish. It was Caputo’s solo effort that stole the show at the Mapei Stadium, though. Click here for the full match report. Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/
Panaji: Union minister Shripad Naik on Wednesday said the Independence Day celebrations this year hold greater significance as the Centre has cured the “long pending wound” in the form Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir. Residents of the Kashmir Valley will now be able to celebrate the Independence Day in the “real sense” and the region will prosper along with other states of the country, the minister of state for defence said. The Centre on August 5 announced that Jammu and Kashmir’s special status under Article 370 was being revoked and proposed that the state be split into two Union Territories. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’ Naik said this was one of the key decisions of the present Modi-led government’s tenure. “The Independence Day this year is more important as we have managed to cure the long pending wound that we had in the form of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir. We can say that the people of Kashmir can now celebrate the Independence Day in the real sense,” he told PTI over phone from Delhi. Jammu and Kashmir was always an integral part of India, but due to “wrong policies” of governments in the past, it remained away from the developmental avenues that the country has been witnessing, the Union minister said. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&K “It was a demand of the entire India that Article 370 be revoked. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had promised to fulfill the demand and he did so,” he said. Those who were fostering terrorism in that region will now have to “shut their shops” after the central government’s decision, Naik said. “Jammu and Kashmir will now prosper along with other states of the country. It will no more remain a backward state,” he said.
Jorge Barrera APTN National NewsInuit artist Annie Pootoogook will soon go home to Cape Dorset, Nunavut, one last time.Pootoogook’s body was set for release Thursday by the Ontario Coroner’s office in Ottawa following a pathologist case conference involving Ottawa police investigators, APTN National News has learned.Pootoogook’s body could be in Cape Dorset, her home community, as early as Saturday, according to sources with close ties to the family.Read more about Annie Pootoogook’s case hereThis latest development also signals a key milestone of the Ottawa police investigation into Pootoogook’s death. Investigators with the Ottawa police’s major crimes unit were awaiting for the results of this examination by the pathologist to get a clearer picture of the death.The pathologist’s report would give investigators the most detailed outline to date on Pootoogook’s time of death, how long she was in the water before she was found in the Rideau River on Sept. 19, whether there was trauma on her body and what substances may have been in her system.The results of the pathologist’s examination will influence whether the investigation into Pootoogook’s death evolves into a full blown murder probe. Investigators have so far been unable to execute warrants as part of the investigation because the death, while deemed suspicious, is not yet considered the result of a crime.Investigators have already obtained surveillance footage requested from the downtown Ottawa shelter, known as Shepherds of Good Hope, where Pootoogook was believed to have stayed before her death. Investigators interviewed several individuals last week who knew Pootoogook and also stayed at the shelter.APTN has also been on the streets trying to track down those who knew Pootoogook and spent time with her. Many remember events involving Pootoogook, but have difficulty placing those events into clear timelines. One individual may offer one version of events which can be contradicted entirely by someone else’s recollection.Police investigators also ran into similar issues in their own interviews.According to William Watt, Pootoogook’s partner for over eight years, he last saw the artist a little over a week before she was found in the Rideau River. Watt said Pootoogook left without warning one morning and never returned.Pootoogook is believed to have stayed at the Shepherds of Good Hope at some point after she left her apartment.APTN could not independently confirm when Pootoogook last checked into the shelter. The shelter would not release that information for privacy reasons.Pootoogook’s family and friends say Pootoogook went to the shelter to escape an abusive relationship.Watt denied he was physically abusing Pootoogook, but admitted he was verbally abusive.Watt admitted to APTN he hit Pootoogook in the head in 2012.Ottawa police obtained Watt’s DNA that same year, court records show.“We are working hard on the case,” said a police source with knowledge of the investigation. “We want to solve the mystery surrounding Annie Pootoogook’s death just as much as anyone.”Pootoogook was [email protected]@JorgeBarrera
Ottawa now owns the existing Trans Mountain line, purchasing it along with other assets recently for $4.5 billion to ensure the expansion gets completed.In the meantime, Notley has pulled Alberta out of the federal climate change program, which calls for escalating levies on carbon emissions.Notley has said getting Trans Mountain up and running was quid pro quo for Alberta signing on to the federal carbon program, and that Alberta will stay on the sidelines until the Trans Mountain problem is fixed.Alberta retains its own climate plan, which taxes carbon at $30 a tonne, but for now won’t increase it in 2021 to keep it in lockstep with the federal program. “I know I speak for everyone here in this room and every Albertan in saying that we are frustrated and, let’s go with it, angry about the recent court decision on Trans Mountain,” Notley said at the official opening of Suncor’s new Fort Hills oilsands extraction site, north of Fort McMurray on Monday.“Alberta and Albertans have done everything right and so far it hasn’t worked, but you know what we are not going to let it rest. We are going to keep fighting.”The Appeal Court recently struck down the pipeline on the grounds the federal government did not consult properly with First Nations and did not take into account the impact of tanker traffic on marine life.The Trans Mountain project would double the existing line from Alberta to B.C. to triple the amount of oil shipped to the coast, allowing producers to sell to Pacific Rim markets and fetch a better price.The Alberta government says lack of pipeline access is forcing its producers to sell exclusively to the U.S. market at a substantial price reduction.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his government is considering all options to get the project restarted. Notley met with Trudeau last week in Edmonton and said Trudeau promised her a new timeline within weeks. FORT MCMURRAY, A.B. – Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says the challenges facing the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion shows her province can do everything by the book and still get shortchanged.Notley says the recent Federal Court of Appeal decision quashing the expansion project has provoked frustration and anger in Alberta, but her government will continue to fight to get it built.She says without it, the ongoing pipeline bottlenecks will continue to cost Canada $40 million a day in a discounted price for oil.
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Oil and Gas Commission (OGC) is working to address the recommendations by the B.C. Auditor General’s (BCAG) recently released report, ‘The BC Oil and Gas Commission’s Management of Non-operating Oil and Gas Sites’.The OGC says they had implemented new initiatives before, during and since the audit period which was based on the period of January 2015 and October 2018, such as;– Partnering with First Nations from northeast B.C. to restore former oil and gas industry sites to their natural state, News Release 2019-01;– Developing a Comprehensive Liability Management Plan, Information Bulletin 2018-02;– Changes to orphan liability levy, Industry Bulletins, 2018-20 and 2019-01; and,– Developing a Restoration Framework. In May 2018, the Provincial Government enacted the Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources Statutes Amendment Act (Bill 15) which helped make a number of improvements to the regulatory framework in B.C. for management of non-operating oil and gas sites.The OGC says the amendments have improved the funding model, strengthened the OGC’s authority to make regulations in the areas of orphan site treatment and closure, risk assessment/mitigation, and accelerate the rate of inactive site restoration. The tools will address the restoration of orphan sites in a timely manner with no direct costs to taxpayers.As part of the OGC’s improvement efforts, a Comprehensive Liability Management Plan (CLMP) is being developed, to hold industry accountable, addresses unrestored oil and gas sites and protects the environment and public safety. Phase one of the CLMP involves the OGC establishing regulations to increase the industry’s rate of restoration and reduce the number of inactive oil and gas sites. Requiring timely restoration will also reduce the number of potential orphan sites in the province. Engagement on the CLMP with local governments and local First Nations, industry, landowners, stakeholders and the public is ongoing according to the OGC.A Restoration Framework that integrates restoration initiatives undertaken by the OGC and other ministries is being developed. Incorporating the recommendations from this audit into the Framework will assist in establishing a prioritized, effective and coordinated approach to restoration.
Thursday, June 6 at 6:30 p.m. marks the start of the festival with Art Stars, an interactive opportunity for the public to meet and hear from professional artists and performers who grew up in Fort St. John and how they made a career for themselves in the arts. “We are gathering local artists and art groups to showcase, demonstrate, and delight,” said Marcere.Friday, June 7, the Cultural Centre will host a gala evening with fresh cocktails at the ready, and Vancouver Theatre Sports to entertain guests with their hilarious improv skills.Saturday, June 8, the festival ends with a public art market, hands-on pottery and weaving demonstrations, live entertainment, and the 2019 World Fair.The North Peace Cultural Society shares, this year we will host an extraordinary printmaking workshop. “The city recognized the success of the printmaking and will close the 99th avenue from the 100 St to 102 St,” said Marcere.For a full schedule of events, visit npcc.bc.ca. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Bright Nights the annual arts festival is setting the stage for the 2020 Winter Games.The North Peace Cultural Society in partnership with the City of Fort St. John and community groups are gearing up for a fun-filled, family friendly weekend with the best of local art and local sport.“In all our activities, we are going to blur the line between art and sport, and revive the city’s spirit for the Winter Games by showcasing arts related to sport,” said Baptiste Marcere, Executive Director of the North Peace Cultural Centre.