Glitz and glam at Coláiste Ailigh prom – Picture Special

first_imgStudents from Coláiste Ailigh celebrated their prom on Thursday last – with plenty of glitz and glam on display.The night of fun made for a great occasion in the Castle Grove Country House Hotel in Letterkenny.Clive Wasson was in attendance to capture some of the best moments. The class of 2019 at the Coláiste Ailigh Prom in Castle Grove Country House Hotel on Thursday last. Photo Clive WassonDiarmaid O’Cathal and Cara McNulty at the Coláiste Ailigh Prom in Castle Grove Country House Hotel on Thursday last. Photo Clive WassonAmber Hegarty and Sean Devenney at the Coláiste Ailigh Prom in Castle Grove Country House Hotel on Thursday last. Photo Clive WassonClaire McGettigan and Airlaigh McGinely at the Coláiste Ailigh Prom in Castle Grove Country House Hotel on Thursday last. Photo Clive WassonRonan McGeehan and Lauren Hall at the Coláiste Ailigh Prom in Castle Grove Country House Hotel on Thursday last. Photo Clive WassonFriends together at the Coláiste Ailigh Prom in Castle Grove Country House Hotel on Thursday last. Photo Clive WassonFun poses at the Coláiste Ailigh Prom in Castle Grove Country House Hotel on Thursday last. Photo Clive WassonGirls having a ball at the Coláiste Ailigh Prom in Castle Grove Country House Hotel on Thursday last. Photo Clive WassonGlitz and glam at Coláiste Ailigh prom – Picture Special was last modified: August 25th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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

Wayne County dairy manure storage inventory survey

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest In early January 2017, the Wayne County Extension office in partnership with the Wayne County Farm Bureau, Wayne County SWCD and NRCS, the Wayne County Ag Success Team and the Wayne-Ashland Dairy Service Unit, mailed a survey to 339 Wayne County dairy farms to determine the current manure storage capacity on those farms. Addresses of dairy farms were provided by the Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) and included both Grade A and Grade B milk producers. The purpose of the survey was to gather base-line information to assess how prepared Wayne County dairy farms are to comply with Senate Bill 1 (SB 1) type of clean water/nutrient management legislation. Surveys were returned in early February of 2017 and Ohio University Environmental Studies graduate student Janessa Hill tabulated survey responses and prepared summaries of the results.SB 1 legislation became effective on July 3, 2015 and currently covers the Western Lake Erie Basin and contains specific provisions regarding manure application and prohibitions against application of manure (and granular fertilizer) during winter months and when soils are saturated. Depending upon who you talk to, it is expected that this type of legislation will move state-wide in the future, possibly within two to five years. In order to comply with the winter application prohibitions and other manure application provisions, the general consensus of persons who work with manure management and write manure management plans, seems to be that most farms should have 9 to 12 months of manure storage. The SB 1 law provided medium-sized facilities (200-699 dairy cattle) a year to comply with the regulations. Small agricultural operations could apply for a two year exemption before compliance. The entire SB 1 legislation text is available at: http://tiny.cc/OHSenateBill1.The dairy farm manure storage survey was designed to collect information regarding the type of manure storage present on dairy farms along with the storage capacity and typical manure application timing. Additionally, the survey asked farms to rate the degree of financial hardship that would be experienced if legislation similar to SB 1 was extended to Wayne County and additional manure storage had to be added.The goal is to use the collected survey information in conversations with legislators, policy makers, and other elected officials to provide a better understanding of the on-farm situation within the county. It is hoped that this baseline data might help to guide legislators as they craft water quality/nutrient management legislation and avoid unintended consequences for agriculture. The results of the survey have implications for compliance time frames, environmental considerations and the social fabric of the community. The information collected regarding the financial cost and hardship that will be incurred by adding additional manure storage has to be considered in any future clean water/nutrient management legislation.According to Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) statistics, there are 32,000 milk cows in Wayne County. Surveys mailed back to the Wayne County Extension office represented a total of 14,811 dairy cows or about 46% of the ODA statistic number. The overall survey return rate was 33%. The majority of dairy farms who completed the survey indicated the use of both liquid and bedded pack manure storage systems for their milking herd, with bedded pack manure storage the dominant form of manure storage for the heifers and calves. When asked about a nutrient/manure management plan, 44% of the survey respondents stated they do have a current nutrient and manure management plan and 43% said they did not. With regard to manure storage capacity, 52% of the responding farms have less than three months of liquid manure storage, 36% have three to six months of storage, 5% have seven to nine months of storage and only 3% have 10 to 12 months of storage. With regard to solid manure storage, survey results indicate that 23% of the responding farms have less than three months of storage and 34% have three to six months of storage, 14% have seven to nine months of storage and 8% have 10 to 12 months of storage.In terms of financial hardship, farms were asked to choose a statement that would best describe their situation if they had to construct additional manure storage to allow nine to 12 months of storage capacity. Approximately 20% of the survey respondents checked “It could not be done in my current dairy situation. The dairy operation would end.” Another 40% of the survey respondents checked the statement; “It could be done but at great financial hardship and greatly increasing risk of business failure.” Another 14% of the respondents checked the statement “It would be done as part of the cost of staying in business.” In a follow up question, 43% of the respondents stated they would not accept a government program if cost share support was provided to help finance the cost of additional storage to stay in business, while 11% said they would need 50% cost-share financing and 27% said it would require 75% cost share financing.More information about the survey and survey summary documents with results to all the survey questions are available on the OSU Wayne county extension website at: http://go.osu.edu/Waynedairymanuresurvey.last_img read more

Can Polyethylene Be Used as an Air Barrier?

first_imgThis isn’t an ordinary wall“Humor me,” Minneapolis replies. “What’s stopping the assembly from drying to the interior? Inside the poly [on the walls] is plywood, fiberglass, drywall, paint.”He also points to comments Thorsten has made about using poly as a substitute for peel-and-stick membranes in REMOTE walls with extremely low rates of air infiltration.“Not exactly trying to ‘win’ here, just asking if, based on these points, it might actually be an acceptable approach — and that (counter-productively) thinking of it as an antiquated approach might mean I miss an opportunity to seal well at one layer while that opportunity is still available to me,” Minneapolis writes. “It certainly seems much more straightforward than later scrambling to create that barrier at the drywall.”Maybe so, but John Klingel points out that Thorsten is no longer using poly unless he’s required to do so. Instead, he uses a double-stud wall assembly and air-seals plywood on the outside of the inner wall. Tyvek housewrap goes on the outside of the outerwall, but there’s no poly involved. RELATED ARTICLES It’s a PERSIST-like wallHolladay, too, has come around to see Minneapolis’s point of view. Holladay explained that his first response was based on a misunderstanding of Minneapolis’s question. “Assuming he is using foil-faced polyiso, the foam is already a vapor barrier, so adding polyethylene beside the polyisocyanurate doesn’t change the drying characteristics of the wall,” Holladay writes. “I’ll admit that my first response misunderstood the planned location for the polyethylene; that’s why I originally raised a warning flag.“In fact, his plan is similar to a PERSIST wall, except he wants to use polyethylene instead of peel-and-stick. I’ll add my usual advice to those building a PERSIST wall — it’s usually better to resist the temptation to fill the stud bays with fluffy insulation. The fluffy insulation just makes your plywood sheathing colder. Empty stud bays are better from a building science perspective.” Polyethylene sheeting has had its ups and downs as a preferred building material over the last 20 years.At one time, it was routinely used in wall assemblies as a vapor barrier. As building scientists learned more about air and moisture movement through walls and ceilings, however, they began to advise builders that an interior vapor retarder is better than an interior vapor barrier, and the perceived usefulness of poly plummeted.In most climates, air movement, not vapor diffusion, came to be recognized as a bigger threat to buildings. Air barriers, which can be vapor-permeable, became a more important priority. Builders also realized that because of its very low permeability, polyethylene had the potential of trapping moisture inside walls.Even though poly has gradually lost its luster, a GBA reader nicknamed Minneapolis Disaster wonders whether it could have a place in an outbuilding he’s putting up. In a a Q&A post at GreenBuildingAdvisor, Minneapolis lays out plans for incorporating a 6-mil poly air barrier in both the walls and ceiling of his planned building. In the exterior walls, the poly will be sandwiched between the exterior plywood sheathing and 5 1/2 in. of layered and taped polyisocyanurate foam insulation. In the ceiling, Minneapolis plans on adding poly between two thick layers of polyiso. RELATED MULTIMEDIA The ceiling is the big questionJ Chesnut agrees with Minneapolis that poly might be used in exterior walls.“Because I’ve seen this method of air sealing used (on GBA) when installing Larsen trusses to retrofit existing structures it seemed like a valid approach for the walls specifically,” Chesnut writes. “Does a 20-year-old approach necessarily mean it won’t work?“It’s the ceiling/roof area that’s in question, Chesnut adds.“The roof/ceiling condition is the gray area,” Chesnut writes. “MD is sandwiching his air barrier poly to the outside of R-45 with only R-32.5 to the outside of the poly. This concerns me because it can’t be determined if the poly will always be warm enough not to act as a condensation plane. This is the heart of his question.“Unlike the wall assembly, the sheathing of the roof assembly has no outboard insulation. It will be a low slope shed roof with potential for a perimeter soffit vent but this method a venting may not establish air movement. Because the sheathing will be cold a vapor retarder I believe is needed at the ceiling plane.”He suggests that Minneapolis move the poly to the bottom of the ceiling joists. It could be lapped down interior walls and caulked to the top plate of the wall to form an effective air barrier and vapor retarder. Air Barrier ComponentsHe’s encouraged by the practices of Alaska builder Thorsten Chlupp, who has successfully used poly in cold-climate buildings. In addition, the poly is available in 12-ft. wide rolls, which will make it easier to lap and seal than 10-ft. wide housewrap. “I’ve come to the conclusion that for the small building that’s underway in my yard, I’ll see good air-sealing results from 6-mil poly, adhered at edges and openings, around the walls and another layer lapped over, across the ceiling,” Minneapolis writes.But he has a nagging concern the ceiling assembly may be a problem. “Condensation problem in the ceiling?” he asks. “Or am I in the safe zone?”That’s the focus of this week’s Q&A Spotlight. GREEN PRODUCT GUIDE Questions and Answers About Air BarriersForget About Vapor Diffusion — Stop the Air Leaks!Air Leaks Waste Energy and Rot HousesGetting Insulation Out of Your Walls and Ceilings Podcast:Air Barriers vs. Vapor Barriers Will it Really Trap Moisture?GBA senior editor Martin Holladay’s initial reaction is to counsel against using poly.First, vapor diffusion isn’t going to be a problem because the inside surface of the exterior foam will be above the dew point. Hence, no condensation.“If you ever have a flashing problem, however,” Holladay adds, “and rain gets into your assembly from the exterior, you want your wall assembly to dry towards the interior. That’s why the basic rule is: whenever you have exterior rigid foam, never install interior poly.“If you’re installing poly as an air barrier, you are about 20 years behind the times,” he adds. “Establish your air barrier at the plywood sheathing, or use the Airtight Drywall Approach.”Dick Russell agrees with Holladay, suggesting that Minneapolis substitute CertainTeed’s MemBrain for the poly. Its permeability is designed to change with seasonal conditions so moisture inside walls can dry to the inside.Philipp Gross also warns against poly, writing: “I do not think these assemblies (neither roof nor wall) are good ideas. I checked those quickly with an old fashion German diffusion analysis called ‘Glaser diagram.’ I might be over-careful with this analysis because it does not account for any drying potential. To my knowledge the rule of thumb is: If the ‘Glaser’ analysis works, no further analysis are necessary for the diffusion problem. For the mentioned assemblies this is not the case.“It is also not just about keeping the sheathing warm but also about the permeability profile of the assembly,” Gross adds. “For example the mentioned assemblies are fine in the ’Glaser’ analysis without the poly (the way [Building Science Corp.] recommends them).” Our expert’s opinionHere’s what Peter Yost, GBA’s technical director, has to say:Referencing the REMOTE and the PERSIST systems puts this poly question in the right context.In the PERSIST system, a peel-and-stick membrane in between the exterior structural sheathing and the exterior rigid insulation functions as both the air barrier and the weather resistive barrier. It just so happens to be vapor impermeable, requiring the PERSIST assembly to dry to the interior. The beauty of the membrane location is that the exterior insulation “warms” the membrane, shielding it from wild temperature and relative humidity swings that stress the membrane. This exterior location also generally means fewer penetrations, making it easier to achieve continuous air and water barriers.In the REMOTE system, the poly replaces the membrane as the air barrier and weather resistive barrier mostly because poly is so much cheaper than any peel-and-stick membrane. Poly also comes in larger sheets, speeding its installation quite a bit in comparison to any membrane product. And the REMOTE system, like the PERSIST system, must dry to the interior because it too is essentially vapor impermeable.We think of polyethylene sheeting as a dedicated interior vapor and/or air barrier because that is how many of us initially learned to use it. But the way a building material performs can change as we move it around and change its function. That is the case with poly in the REMOTE system. When we use poly under a slab, it also functions as a capillary break, even if that is not the reason we installed it!last_img read more

Rangers Wipe Out Hurricanes, 4-1

first_imgNEW YORK — Henrik Lundqvist took a puck to the throat and was scared and in pain. His New York Rangers felt every bit of both as they watched him writhing on the ice.Lundqvist was struck by a shot from Carolina’s Brad Malone in the second period after teammate Ryan McDonagh’s stick pushed up his goalie mask.Lundqvist shook that off, stopped 31 shots overall, and backstopped the Rangers’ slump-busting 4-1 win over the Hurricanes on Jan. 31.“I was getting ready for the shot, and I could feel a stick under my chin pull up my helmet, so I lost vision of the puck,” Lundqvist said. “I had a bad feeling about it because I could kind of see the puck coming, but then I lost track of it.“When I got hit, it was obviously extremely painful and it was hard to breathe for a couple of minutes.”That pain subsided, but Lundqvist still felt headaches and light-headedness that the medical staff attributed to a lack of oxygen after being struck. By the time the Rangers stretched their lead to 4-1 in the third, he was feeling much better.The Rangers had lost two straight since the All-Star break, mustering only one goal in the process, but Rick Nash and Dominic Moore scored in the first period, and Chris Kreider and Dan Boyle added insurance tallies 21 seconds apart in the third.That was enough to get Lundqvist his 24th win.“You’re nervous for him, and your stomach drops a bit,” said Rangers defenseman Marc Staal, who faced brothers Eric and Jordan — Hurricanes forwards. “Anytime a guy is kind of rolling around and kicking his legs, you know it’s not good.”Malone had the lone goal for the Hurricanes, who went 7-3-2 in January — their first winning month this season. Cam Ward stopped 33 shots in Carolina’s first game of four-game trip that will continue out West.“I thought we controlled a lot of the play, just a few breakdowns,” Jordan Staal said. “That’s a good team that will make you pay quick. We have to rebound.”The Rangers have taken the first four meetings from the Hurricanes this season and have won 15-of-16 overall against Carolina, including nine straight at home.Lundqvist has been a big reason why. He also has experience with getting hit in the throat. He said he and his brother got into many fights because of his wayward high slap shot.“My brother was an expert at that, actually, in practice,” Lundqvist said. “He hit me on the throat a lot of times, but not like this where my helmet kind of came off and I lost track of the puck.“It could have been a lot worse. I feel lucky.”After being treated for about 5 minutes, Lundqvist gathered himself as chants of “Hen-rik, Hen-rik!” filled Madison Square Garden.“It was just unfortunate timing by me,” McDonagh said. “I’m trying to box a guy out, and my stick kind of gets his mask up.“I was a little nervous, but knowing the guy that he is, I thought for sure he would battle through.”Lundqvist’s best save came just over a minute into the second when he got his skate on the puck to prevent Andrej Nestrasil from scoring into an open right side.Malone brought Carolina within a goal at 2-1 at 5:38 when he deflected in a pass from defenseman Ryan Murphy for his fourth of the season and third in five games.“We’ve played better, had the puck more,” Hurricanes coach Bill Peters said. “Our starts have been better. Have to crack the riddle (of) scoring goals.”The Rangers spent much of the first period pinned in their zone. They were outshot 15-8 and relied on Lundqvist to bail them out multiple times — including in the closing seconds when he rolled onto his back to keep the puck from getting past him — and yet carried a 2-0 lead into the intermission.“The first half of the game, we might have been up 2-0 but that was mostly because of Hank’s play,” said Rangers coach Alain Vigneault, who shuffled up his forward lines multiple times. “We were up 2-0 but they had been the better team.”Nash got New York’s slumping offense rolling 6:30 in on the Rangers’ second shot. He intercepted Andrej Sekera’s clearing pass in the neutral zone and brought the puck into the Carolina end.He snapped a shot from above the left circle and beat Ward for Nash’s 29th goal — tying the NHL lead — and first in four games.(IRA PODELL, AP Hockey Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Virat Kohli not New Zealand’s only concern: Ross Taylor wary of Rohit and Dhawan

first_imgNew Zealand’s batting mainstay Ross Taylor has insisted the hosts’ fast bowlers will have their work cut out against a top-quality Indian batting unit in the upcoming five-match ODI series, starting January 23 in Napier.Taylor, who is expected to lead New Zealand’s challenge with the bat, also heaped praise on India captain Virat Kohli, calling him “the best one-day player going around”. However, the veteran batsman has warned his team against focussing too much on Kohli, saying India have two top quality opening batsmen in Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan.India arrived in Auckland on Sunday ahead of the first ODI which will be played in Napier on Wednesday. The visitors are high on confidence after having started the World Cup year with a historic series win in Australia.Kohli was once again at the thick of things as he led India’s fightback in Adelaide in the second ODI after a series-opening defeat in Sydney against Australia. The top-ranked ODI batsman scored 104 as India successfully gunned down a 299-run target before sealing the decider in Melbourne on Friday.A smile is the best way to unwind. pic.twitter.com/w8RoT6udd3Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) January 21, 2019Apart from Kohli, Rohit Sharma also showed signs of peak form when he slammed a daddy hundred in a losing cause in the first ODI. Meanwhile, veteran wicketkeeper-batsman MS Dhoni has seemingly hit form as he walked away with Man of the Series with three successive half-centuries.Kohli best one-day player going around: Tayloradvertisement”Kohli’s a sensational player, probably the best one day player going round – easily, really,” Taylor was quoted as saying by Stuff on Monday.”It’s easy to get caught up in him, but they’ve got two pretty good openers up the top in [Rohit] Sharma and co to come out before Kohli gets in. [Shikhar] Dhawan’s got a very good record as well. I’m sure the fast bowlers will have their work cut out.”India are expected to face a stiffer challenge than they did in Australia as history isn’t in favour of the touring side. The Asian giants have managed to win only one series in seven attempts. They were beaten 4-0 in a five-match series on their last tour in 2013-14 season.Ross Taylor is expected to be one of the major threats to Kohli’s visiting side as the veteran Black Caps batsman has been in fine form over the last 12 months. Since 2018, Taylor has scored at an average of 92 in 13 ODIs.Taylor scored 281 runs, including a century and two half-centuries, in their 3-0 defeat of Sri Lanka earlier this month. The good news for New Zealand is that Taylor has deemed himself fit for the upcoming series against India despite suffering a finger injury during a T20I against Sri Lanka in Auckland. Reuters Photo”I have played a few internationals now and understand my role in the team. I’ve worked on my game and try and rotate the strike early and be as busy as I can. Different shots against spinners at different stages have maybe evolved my game in a positive way,” Taylor said.”But you’re still human and you still have to start again, and it’s exciting against India.”Also Read | MS Dhoni eyes Sachin Tendulkar’s record in New Zealand after hitting form in AustraliaAlso Read | New Zealand tough side but it will be advantage India: Madan LalAlso Read | Michael Bevan finished matches with fours, MS Dhoni does so with sixes: Ian ChappellAlso Read | Virat Kohli is the greatest-ever ODI batsman, says Michael ClarkeAlso See:last_img read more

10 months agoHe’s back! Chelsea confirm Joe Cole joining academy coaching staff

first_imgHe’s back! Chelsea confirm Joe Cole joining academy coaching staffby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea have confirmed Joe Cole is joining the club’s academy staff.The 37-year-old, who retired from playing in November, will work across age groups for the next six months while he continues to study for his coaching badges.Cole, who won three Premier League titles, two FA Cups and the League Cup with the Blues, said: “Looking to the future, I want to stay involved in the game and I feel I can offer a lot as a coach.”To lend my experience to help other young footballers achieve their dreams, just like I did, is a big passion of mine.”Cole was in the Premier League team of the year in the title-winning 2006 season and was also named Chelsea player of the year in 2008.He joined the club from West Ham in 2003, where he was the sixth player signed at the start of the Roman Abramovich era. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Trudeau pledges money new law to make Trans Mountain happen

first_imgHorgan’s election last year changed that. His minority government exists at the pleasure of the Green party, and on condition of his continued opposition to the project. Trudeau made it clear Sunday that Horgan and his government are the ones wholly responsible forthe impasse.“I don’t think we would be in this situation if the British Columbia government hadn’t continued to emphasize its opposition to the project,” Trudeau said. “That is why we are at this point right now.”The federal government can and will do more on the pipeline’s potential environmental impact, he added. But he also accused Horgan of ramping up his rhetoric about environmental uncertainty and gaps in the federal oceans protection plan, without providing details.“Unfortunately, over the course of almost a year, they have not specifically put forward proposals on how they would like to see us improve the oceans protection plan,” said Trudeau. “It’s something we very much are open to doing.” Horgan blamed the lack of specifics on the dispute itself.“We have been working at the official level for some time laying out concerns, and I was encouraged that today’s meeting will allow us to get back on track in that respect,” he said.A lack of scientific clarity on how diluted bitumen behaves in water, and a lack of political clarity over who is responsible to pay in the event of such a spill, are two of his chief concerns, Horgan added.Indeed, knowledge is limited when it comes to how diluted bitumen, known colloquially as dilbit, interacts with water, and how best to contain and clean it up. Dilbit spilled into Michigan’s Kalamazoo River from an Enbridge pipeline in 2010 cost billions to clean up,with parts of the river closed for years afterwards.Notley, meanwhile, said she felt “a lot better” following the meeting and that once Morneau’s talks with Kinder Morgan were complete, the project would proceed.“I’m quite confident that should these discussions end successfully, that the pipeline will be built, and that is good because the pipeline is in the national interest,” she said.Before Sunday’s duelling news conferences were even complete, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer was front and centre, accusing Trudeau of sitting on his hands for too long and frittering away investor confidence in Canada as a whole.“His damaging policies … have only led to more uncertainty and instability in Canada’s resource sector,” Scheer said, describing an energy sector that is now convinced that “Justin Trudeau does not want their business in Canada.”Alberta’s Opposition leader, Jason Kenney, also said Sunday’s meeting didn’t bring the pipeline any closer to construction. He said government investment in the project would do nothing to solve B.C.’s continuing opposition.Kenney repeated his calls for the prime minister to penalize B.C. by withholding federal dollars for infrastructure and jobs training. He noted Trudeau’s father would not have stood for what the Horgan government is doing, despite his reputation as an oilsandsopponent.“I believe that (former) prime minister Pierre Trudeau, who was no great friend of Alberta’s energy industry, would not have tolerated the … lawlessness and violation of the Constitution that we are seeing right now,” the United Conservative Party leader toldreporters Sunday.(THE CANADIAN PRESS) OTTAWA, O.N. – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is putting taxpayer money where his government’s mouth is, promising to deploy both financial and legislative tools to ensure the disputed Trans Mountain pipeline expansion between Alberta and British Columbia is able to proceed.At the same time, however, Trudeau, speaking after a rare Sunday meeting with the warring premiers from both provinces, concedes“We must recognize that they remain at an impasse, which only the government of Canada has the capacity and the authority to resolve,” he said.center_img As such, Trudeau said he has instructed Finance Minister Bill Morneau to sit down with Kinder Morgan to find a financial solution that will soothe their investors. He also promised legislation that would reaffirm Ottawa’s authority to press ahead with a development deemed to be in Canada’s national interest.He said the negotiations with Kinder Morgan wouldn’t play out in public, and he would not elaborate on exactly what the legislation will say.Kinder Morgan, for its part, would not say Sunday whether it felt mollified by the day’s events.“Our objectives are to obtain certainty with respect to the ability to construct through B.C. and for the protection of our shareholders in order to build the Trans Mountain ExpansionProject,” the company said in a statement.“We do not intend to issue updates or further disclosures on the status of consultations until we’ve reached a sufficiently definitive agreement on or before May 31 that satisfies our objectives.”Trudeau said the pipeline was approved by his government in 2016 after a rejigged environmental assessment and Indigenous consultation process, and only in concert with the Liberals’ climate change and oceans protection plan. Approval came in consultationwith the previous B.C. Liberal government, which gave its consent to the project after its own conditions were met.last_img read more

800 customers without power near Chetwynd

first_imgCHETWYND, B.C. – Over 800 customer are without power in Chetwynd and Moberly Lake.A motor vehicle caused Hydro customers to lose power at approximately 4:17 a.m. Monday and may not be back on until 12:30 p.m.  Hydro lists the outage as affecting customers north of Campbell Way in Chetwynd.For updates on the power outage, visit www.bchydro.com/outageslast_img

Rahul pays tribute to Bhagat Singh Rajguru and Sukhdev on Shaheed Diwas

first_imgNew Delhi: Congress president Rahul Gandhi Saturday paid tribute to freedom fighters Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru on their death anniversary observed as ‘Shaheed Diwas’ (Martyr’s Day), saying the spirit of revolution espoused by them is running in our veins. Gandhi said we will continue to fight the battle for their thoughts and ideals. “Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru are not mere names, they are the spirit of revolution running in our veins,” he tweeted in Hindi. “Their lives make us strong even today and make us free and human. On Martyrs Day, we bow our heads to our bravehearts. We will continue to fight the battle for their thoughts and ideals,” Gandhi wrote.last_img read more