B.C. Liberal majority “best case scenario” for northeast: Bernier

first_img“The first thing you want to think is trust the voters,” he says. “Always look at, when it comes right down to it, people want to make the decisions for their jobs, for their families, for the economy, and I think Christy Clark helped run our great campaign,” he says. Overall, he says its clear the economy was the number one things on voters’ minds. “We know it very well in the North Peace and the South Peace the importance of making sure there’s jobs for people to go to and I think at the end of the day that’s what people really thought of when they went to the polls.” – Advertisement -Bernier is thankful to be representing a majority party, calling it the “best case scenario” for him and Peace River North MLA Pat Pimm. “It sends a strong message,” he argues. “We have in the northeast part here, in our two ridings, the most important ridings in the entire province and to keep them both Liberals and being part of the government in power, this is just… I can’t think of a better situation tonight.” Advertisement A byelection will be held in Dawson Creek to replace Bernier as mayor.last_img read more

Gas analyst suggests fuel prices in Fort St. John could go down next week

first_imgThe price quoted today by the American Automobile Association also works out to 70 cents a litre, and while there are areas in this country which have also recorded dramatic drops, the price fluctuation is the major subject of growing debate.Gasbuddy.com shows provincial averages running from 93.6 cents a litre in Alberta, to 1.16.5 in Quebec, thus resulting in a 23 cent differential.This province at 1.14.2 a litre, rests in third place at the top end of that list, and the average B.C. price is only a tenth of a cent less than that of second place Prince Edward Island.- Advertisement -Province wide the differential is even more mind boggling with the low end price in Prince George down to 99.9 cents litre but the high end price, less than a two hour drive south, to Kersley, is 1.43.9 which is 44 cents higher.In addition, the head shaking stuff doesn’t stop there, because as of mid-morning there was a 20 cent a litre difference between the low end price in Dawson Creek, and the high end price in Fort St. John.The posted price at the 100 Street Esso in Fort St. John was still at 1.28.9, but the low end post at the Legacy Car & Truck Wash in Dawson Creek was 1.18.7.Advertisement “If you’re buying at a market that’s collapsing really quickly, in two or three weeks the price of the product you have in your gas tanks at your station will be a lot higher than what is available in other communities,” he explained. “It gives people the impression that they are being ripped off but these things will take care of themselves as the days go on. I suspect that we might see more decreases or some decreases as early as next week.”For those curious about why the price of diesel is higher than gasoline, the explanation in areas like this one and especially at this time of year is due to to supply and demand.“During the winter diesel is in far greater use,” he stated. “In colder weather diesel goes up. In warmer weather it tends to fall. You won’t see the 15 cent drop or the 10 cent, but you will see the five cent which is really rare for this time of year. I’m expecting that prices for diesel will moderate. If nothing else it will be kept in check. We will certainly not see the incredible prices we saw last year as a result of shortage and also as a result of a colder than usual winter across the North American hemisphere.” And according to gasbuddy.com it still doesn’t stop there because at mid-morning it had the price at the Temp station in Farmington, at 1.41.9, which is 23 cents higher than the low end price in Dawson Creek.Now just to add insult to consumer injury you can go east to the Alberta border and pay only 1.05.9, and a little further east to Hythe, and pay 1.03.5, or you can go all the way to Edmonton where there are Costco outlets in Sherwood Park and St. Albert where you’ll pay only 81.4 cents a litre.Now the question is, is there an explanation for all this, and/or a light at the end of the tunnel?Dan McTeague, who is a former Ontario Liberal MP and now a senior petroleum analyst with gasbuddy.com said that at stations where not as much gas is sold, the price listed is still based on the price in which the gas was initially purchased at.Advertisementlast_img read more

Juventus and Roma to spark three-way battle for Chelsea outcast?

first_img1 Mohamed Salah Juventus and Roma are ready to spark a three-way Italian battle with Fiorentina for the services of Chelsea outcast Mohamed Salah.The 22-year-old is currently on loan at Fiorentina who have an option to extend the deal by a further season this summer.However it has been reported that Chelsea would be able to sell Salah straight away this summer should they receive an offer £12m or more for him.Chelsea signed the Egyptian from Basel in January 2014 but he made just 13 Premier League appearances before he was shipped out on loan to Fiorentina in February.He has made an impressive start to life in Serie A and has scored three goals in his first six Serie A games and now is in demand.Bundesliga side Wolfsburg are reportedly lining up an offer to Chelsea but now reports in Italy have suggested that both Juventus and Roma want to prise him away from Fiorentina too.last_img read more


first_imgTHE family of a girl from Derry have tonight asked people in Co Donegal to be on the lookout for her.Aoife O’Hagan, 15, from Cornshell Fields was last seen in the Omagh area last Monday.A PSNI spokeswoman says Aoife has been in touch with family members on various occasions via her mobile phone however she has not returned home and her family are very concerned. “Aoife was last seen wearing a burnt orange cardigan, grey ‘skinny’ jeans, a cream flowery vest top and light coloured brown boots with white fur around the tops,” the spokeswoman says.Aoife, or anyone who knows of her whereabouts, is asked to contact police on 00 44 845 600 8000. DONEGAL HELP SOUGHT IN FINDING MISSING TEENAGER was last modified: January 26th, 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:donegaldaily.commissing derry girllast_img read more


first_imgTwo armed men have threatened staff at Burt Post Office during a raid on the premises this morning.It is believed the raiders may have used a stolen taxi to carry out the raid.Two armed and masked men burst into the premises at 11.30am and demanded cash. An undisclosed amount of cash was handed over and the men who escaped in the direction of Derry.Nobody was hurt during the raid.It’s the latest robbery on a post office along the border.Post offices in Carrigans and St Johnston have also been targeted in recent months. Local county councillor Paul Canning has been lobbying for a stronger Garda presence in the area.He said the latest raid is another example of cross-border crime being allowed to flourish because of a lack of Garda resources.Gardai say a full investigation has been launched into this morning’s raid.Garda Inspector David Murphy said “A car pulled up and two masked men entered the premises. We suspect one man had a handgun.“We believe the car came from Bridgend direction and headed back in the same direction. “We would appeal to anyone who was in the area to contact us,” he said.GARDAI BELIEVE STOLEN TAXI MAY HAVE BEEN USED IN ROBBERY ON POST OFFICE was last modified: December 6th, 2012 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:armedBurt POst OfficeGardairobberylast_img read more

Bruins want to avoid bad trip

first_img Still, players and coaches – especially coaches – are creatures of habit, and there is nothing normal about this trip. The airport in Pullman is too small to land charter flights that teams use, so after a 2-hour flight from LAX to Spokane, Wash., a 2-hour bus ride south ensues. “(The drive) is going through nothing but hills,” UCLA tailback Maurice Drew said. “It’s one of the worst drives I’ve been on, but when you don’t worry about that and just concentrate on what you have to do, you’ll be all right.” Once there, the visitors are usually treated with hostility, as the current UCLA juniors and seniors learned in 2003. The locker rooms are a few hundred yards away from the stadium, and taunts by Wazzu fans usually accompany the visitors along the path. Several UCLA players complained about fans throwing stuff at them on the last trip, and strong safety Jarrad Page said racial remarks were also made. To top if off, a lapse in security allowed a fan to enter UCLA’s locker room after the 31-13 defeat two years ago. The fan taunted the Bruins before being ushered out. “Oh, yeah, they got in there,” Drew said. “They’re lucky no one got a hold of them. A lot of people were upset, but you’ve got to understand when we go up there and you have a hostile environment like that, things are going to happen. You just gotta keep your calm and stay focused.” Then there were the on-field debacles during UCLA’s last visit, which included 14 turnovers between the two teams. UCLA’s then-anemic offense gained possession inside WSU’s 25-yard line three times and didn’t score a touchdown. Later in the game, quarterback Matt Moore – a former Hart High of Newhall standout now at Oregon State – was pulled after an interception. Moore and receiver Ryan Smith then got into a heated exchanged on the sideline and had to be pulled apart by teammates. It was the last pass Moore threw at UCLA. He was replaced by Drew Olson, who is making his 21st consecutive start. The night culminated with a UCLA player pulling a drinking fountain off the wall adjacent to the locker room. The school later paid for the damage. “When they play us, they don’t give our team any respect,” Page said. “I mean, they come out and they feel like they’re going to win when they play us, no matter what type of season they’re having. They come out and play us tough, so we know what to expect. But we know also what we’ve done this year, and we know as long as we take care of our business, we’ll be all right.” Brian Dohn, (818) 713-3607 brian.dohn@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PULLMAN, Wash. – Logistically, getting to Washington State is easily the worst endeavor in the Pacific-10 Conference. On game day, rowdy fans, a loud stadium and a poor locker-room situation make it difficult for visiting teams. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “It’s a rowdy crowd, a little town. Everything about it is college football,” UCLA senior quarterback Drew Olson said. “It’s what it’s supposed to be like. It’s a good challenge. I love playing on the road. I love road trips. I love getting on a plane. I love flying to other places and playing, seeing other schools, and playing at other schools and seeing their fans. There’s a lot of motivation for us in this game.” UCLA hasn’t defeated the Cougars since 1998, and the current collection of seniors is 0-3 against WSU. Furthermore, Olson said UCLA wants payback for the Cougars’ two-point upset win at the Rose Bowl last season. “Shoot, they beat the crap out of us last year, even though we only lost by two points,” Olson said. “They beat us. They beat us up.” It is UCLA’s first trip outside of Southern California, and early in the week Bruins coach Karl Dorrell talked about the difficulty in traveling here. But by week’s end, he downplayed the effect travel has on the game. “I don’t think this is any bigger trip than any other away game,” Dorrell said. “I think sometimes we try to portray it as you’re going to the Sahara Desert to play 16,000 miles away, and how are you going to deal with the 130-degree heat? It’s just a football game. We know we have to go up there with an expectation to win the game, playing in typical on-the-road conditions.” center_img UCLA talked all week about minimizing those distractions. Today, the 12th-ranked Bruins will find out if it worked as they play their first true road game against the Cougars at cozy Martin Stadium. And to cap it off, UCLA (5-0, 2-0 Pac-10) hasn’t won at WSU (3-2, 0-2) since 1993, and has lost the past four overall against the Cougars. last_img read more

The Shandon Hotel has the perfect package for couples seeking a digital detox

first_imgHit the switch, divorce the digital, divert and chill!In these times of hyper-connectivity, The Shandon proposes an extraordinary offer.As soon as you arrive, you will be invited to deposit your mobile phones, tablets, laptops and other devices in a safe at the front-office. Then, the hotel has prepared plenty of nice surprises to indulge yourself, clear your mind, relax, in other words: invigorate your relationship in real time!Once you have disconnected the digital in order to re-connect to the moment, the following awaits:An overnight stay at The Shandon, with full Irish breakfast included. A 1 hour treatmentSimmer Down at Shandon which includes a hot stone therapy back massage, a pure marine thalgo taster facial including a hand and arm massage, ideal to ease your neck, trapezius and painful thumbs due to the daily use of our devicesA 1.5 hour thermal suite sessionWhere you can indulge in the powerful massage jets in our vitality pool, kick back on the heated loungers and watch the waves hit the rocks across the bay or take a moment to hear the ocean sounds in outdoor hot tub, with nothing to distract you except the fact that you realise how powerful it is to live in the moment!A tide guideTo allow you to plan your romantic walk across Marble Hill Beach and details of local horse-riding, surfing, golf & scenic drives in the areaA sweet slateImagined by our Pastry Chef, including several mini sweet treats, because well-being also comes from pleasure and emotionA selection of magazinesWaiting for you in our spa relaxation room along with our signature detox water & macaroons so you can kick back and rediscover the pleasure of printed readings.Package summary:Overnight B&B1 hour spa treatment & 1.5 hour thermal experienceSweet plate in roomFancy booking this special package? Get in touch with The Shandon Hotel on +353 74 9136137 or email them at info@shandonhotelspa.com Ts & Cs apply, if hot stone therapy is fully booked, an alternative treatment will be offered. Please ensure to book your spa treatment as soon as possible.Rates are FROM 115pps on selected datesThe Shandon Hotel has the perfect package for couples seeking a digital detox was last modified: February 11th, 2018 by Staff WriterShare 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:digital detoxrelaxSpaThe Shandon HotelValentines Daylast_img read more

QPR’s Phillips was interested in joining Leeds, says Redfearn

first_imgQPR winger Matt Phillips was interested in a summer move to Leeds United, their former boss Neil Redfearn has claimed.Redfearn told Radio Yorkshire that Phillips was one of four players he approached, along with former Rangers midfielder Joey Barton, Derby defender Jason Shackell and Stoke City’s Charlie Adam.Barton, who joined Burnley after being released by QPR, has since said on Twitter that Redfearn never contacted him directly.However, Redfearn said all four players were interested – until his departure as Leeds boss last May put an end to his plans.Joey Barton was also targeted by LeedsHe said: “I was consulted at the end of the season by [chairman] Andrew Umbers about possible signings and additions to the side. I came up with a list.“People like Joey Barton, Jason Shackell and Matty Phillips – all good players. [Charlie] Adam as well, who Thommo [assistant manager Steve Thompson] knew from Stoke City.“These were all players that were interested. At that time we contacted them through different sources.“They were genuinely interested in coming to play for Leeds United, which is not difficult to sell, because it’s a top club.”QPR rejected a £7m bid from West Brom for Phillips last summer and a £6m bid from Middlesbrough last month.See also:Bhatia steps down from QPR Trust roleHasselbaink stunned by QPR’s poor displayQPR youngster gets French call-upCook hopes to eventually manage QPRFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Huawei’s narrowband IoT network grabbing peers’ attention

first_imgWhy IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Small Business Cybersecurity Threats and How to… Internet of Things Makes it Easier to Steal You… Related Posts Donal Powercenter_img Tags:#Huawei#Internet of Things#IoT#LoRa#LPWAN#NB-IoT#Vodafone Follow the Puck In the rapidly evolving world of Internet of Things (IoT), Huawei’s narrowband technology is getting increased attention.The Chinese networking giant announced it won a gold medal at the recent World Internet of Things Exposition in Wuxi, China.The award recognized Huawei’s narrowband (NB) cellular IoT advancements, which the company says has helped boost industry confidence in the NB-IoT chain’s rapid development.In particular, Huawei has conducted several tests of its technology that have exceeded industry specifications in regards to Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWAN).Narrowband is a LPWAN technology that uses licensed spectrum to provide communications over long distance.“NB-IoT technologies fully meet the LPWA market requirements for deep coverage, mass connectivity, ultra-low power consumption, and ultra-low costs,” said Huawei IoT manager Zhu Cheng. “With this leading NB-IoT solution, Huawei will continue working together with carriers and vertical industries to promote the implementation of commercial NB-IoT applications.Huawei has already started to deploy pilot NB-IoT sites with various global carriers. By the end of 2017, the company expects to have rolled out 20 commercial NB-IoT networks around the globe.“Besides technological innovation and product development, Huawei will proactively and relentlessly promote construction of the NB-IoT ecosystem and boost incubation of NB-IoT applications for a prosperous future for the NB-IoT industry,” said Zhu.NB-IoT competition from around the worldMeanwhile, UK-based Vodafone has announced rollout plans for its NB-IoT network, which will start in four European countries next year.The dedicated IoT network will go live in Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands, and Spain in the first quarter of 2017.Vodafone has been one of the largest backers on NarrowBand, an evolution of Huawei’s NB-IoT effort. 3GPP, the largest telecommunication association, standardized the technology in June.However, narrowband is currently competing with LoRa, another IoT network built by Semtech. A few developments in Asia have cropped up in the past using that standard, creating fragmentation in the IoT networking industry.last_img read more

‘Sorry it didn’t last long,’ says Marvin after 21-second KO leads 2-gold boxing haul

first_imgHotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim LATEST STORIES John Nobel Tupas Marvin of the Philippines competes against Adli Hafidz Bin Mohd Pauzi of Malaysia in the finals of the light heavyweight division of the 29th Southeast Asian Games boxing competition. Tupas won to pocket the gold medal. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/SEA GAMES POOLKUALA LUMPUR—It took just 21 seconds for Filipino-British John Nobel Tupas Marvin to make good on his promise to “go grind it out down the trenches.”In the process, he won his first gold medal for the Philippines Thursday.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Dedicating his victory to teammate Carlo Paalam, who dropped a questionable decision to a Malaysian foe, Marcial ignored the pain from his punching knuckles to beat Thai Pathomasak Kuttiya via unanimous decision.READ: 3 Filipino boxers in SEA Games finals; Suarez crashes“I cried after he (Paalam) lost, that’s why I really tried to win despite my hurting hand,” said Marcial of his left hand, which he injured during the Olympic qualifying last year.Mario Fernandez, defending champion in bantamweight, bowed to Chatchai Butdee of Thailand via split decision earlier at MITEC Hall 6.The Philippines thus won two golds and one silver in boxing, which produced five mints two years ago in Singapore.ADVERTISEMENT Double gold for PH boxing as Marcial, Marvin deliver “I expected that to happen. Sorry it didn’t last very long,” said the former British Army fighter.READ: Double gold for PH boxing as Marcial, Marvin deliver FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingHis slugger-type brand of boxing was the perfect style for the lethargic Adli Hafidz Mohd Pauzi, and it allowed Marvin to knock out his foe just 21 seconds into the first round of their light heavyweight championship bout.Marvin’s victory came on the heels of Eumir Felix Marcial’s sensational victory in the middleweight class. NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaulcenter_img Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo This time, however, only six weight divisions were played and there were no competitions for the womens class, which gave the Filipinos one gold in Singapore.The country also took home bronzes through former champion Charly Suarez in light welter and Ian Clark Bautista in flyweight.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Biggest Pogo service provider padlocked for tax evasion Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side MOST READ Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters View commentslast_img read more