first_imgTiger Woods returning to Riviera LOS ANGELES (AP): Tiger Woods is returning to Riviera Country Club for the first time since 2006 to play the Genesis Open in February. He announced yesterday that he will play in the event from Feb. 13-19 that benefits his foundation. Riviera was the site of Woods’ PGA Tour debut in 1992 at age 16. The Tiger Woods Foundation, the PGA Tour and Genesis announced a partnership under which Woods’ TGR Live will manage the tournament at Riviera. Woods returned to competitive golf earlier this month for the first time since August 2015 at the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas. Man City, Chelsea fined for melee LONDON (AP): Manchester City and Chelsea have been fined a combined US $170,000 by the English Football Association after their players were involved in a melee in the closing stages of a Premier League match. The FA said yesterday that both clubs accepted they failed to “ensure their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion and/or refrained from provocative behaviour.” City were fined US $44,000 and Chelsea US $126,000. The melee happened deep in injury time of Chelsea’s 3-1 win at Etihad Stadium on December 3. It was sparked by a studs-first lunge by City striker Sergio Aguero on David Luiz, which earned Aguero a red card. Both sets of players clashed and City midfielder Fernandinho was also sent off for grabbing Chelsea’s Cesc Fabregas by the neck and pushing him over an advertising hoarding. It was the fifth time in 19 months that Chelsea were charged by the FA for failing to control their players.last_img read more

first_imgPH’s Charly Suarez boxing lightweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) PLAY LIST 03:47PH’s Charly Suarez boxing lightweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)03:42SEA Games: Rogen Ladon enters flyweight boxing semis02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Ancajas, who was impressive in a 10th round stoppage of Mexican Israel Gonzalez on Feb. 4 in Corpus Christi, Texas, will be staking the 118-pound title for the fifth time against Sultan, the mandatory challenger.According to head trainer Joven Jimenez, who was in Tokyo to man the corner of Ernesto Saulong in his quest for the International Boxing Federation junior featherweight title of Japanese Ryosuke Isawa Thursday night, they’re ready to stake the title against Sultan.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkAncajas (29-1-1 with 20 knockouts) has already started light training at Survival Camp in Magallanes, Cavite, and Jimenez said MP Promotions matchmaker Sean Gibbons is headed for Los Angeles to finalize the details.This will be the first time since 1925, when Pancho Villa defended his flyweight title against Clever Sencio, that two Filipinos will dispute a world crown. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Petron overpowers Smart It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffercenter_img Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City LATEST STORIES Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Boxer Jerwin Ancajas. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThe all-Filipino world title fight between Jerwin Ancajas and Jonas Sultan will happen sooner than expected.With Manny Pacquio shunning a fight with Mike Alvardo in the undercard of the WBO welterweight crown showdown between Australian champion Jeff Horn and American Terence Crawford on April 14, Ancajas has been tapped by Top Rank to take over the vacated slot.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano MOST READlast_img read more

first_img– Advertisement – For a copy of the full agenda, click here Fort St. John City Council will hold it’s regular meeting today at 3pm.  Prior to that meeting Council will hold a short committee of the whole meeting.  For that agenda, click here.   You can also read the Council Information Package for the meeting as well.last_img

first_imgThe Galaxy remain six points behind the eighth-place Chicago Fire, though the Galaxy hold a game in hand over Chicago and the two teams are scheduled to meet in the regular-season finale. After Nate Jaqua gave the Dynamo a 21st-minute lead, Carlos Pavon pulled the Galaxy even just before halftime. Then Gavin Glinton scored the game-winner in the 77th minute. Landon Donovan, recently named the Honda Player of the Year, recorded his team-leading 10th assist of the season on the Galaxy’s first goal. Their second goal came on a play initiated by a Donovan free kick, though he wasn’t credited with the assist. The Galaxy defense held Houston to three shots on goal, compared to the Galaxy’s seven. Defender Troy Roberts did an excellent job of containing Houston’s leading scorer, forward Joseph Ngwenya, who had several dangerous runs cut short by sharp tackling from the Galaxy defense. Houston started the scoring in the 21st minute, when Jaqua was left unmarked on the back post while Ngwenya crossed the ball in from the right side. Jaqua had a free tap-in into the open net, as Galaxy goalkeeper Joe Cannon was at the near post in preparation for the cross. From news services The Galaxy kept their winning streak alive and stayed in the hunt for the MLS Cup playoffs with a 2-1 win Sunday against the Houston Dynamo at Roberston Stadium in Houston. The win is the Galaxy’s fourth in a row, including three consecutive road victories. The Galaxy hadn’t won a road game in the 2007 MLS season before last week, recording a 0-7-4 record away from the Home Depot Center before embarking on its current winning streak. Houston had complied a 8-2-4 record at home before losing to the Galaxy. The Galaxy drew even in first-half stoppage time. Donovan received a throw-in and punched the ball forward for Pavon. The move caught the Dynamo defense off guard, and Pavon took the ball in space with no Dynamo defender within 10 yards. His shot found the side of the net just inside the far post. In the 77th minute, Glinton scored the go-ahead goal. Cobi Jones met Donovan’s free kick about eight yards out in front of the right post and headed it high toward the left post. Glinton, running full speed toward the post, jumped and touched the ball into the net just before it would have gone out of bounds. Rapids 1, Toronto FC 0: Jovan Kirovski scored on a penalty kick in the 44th minute to help host Colorado snap a five-game winless streak.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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 Some areas have remained open by relying on machine-made snow. It isn’t considered as “soft” as the real stuff and it doesn’t drift into the contours of the slopes quite as nicely, but it can be groomed and shaped. “If you look at the areas east of the Mississippi, they’ve gotten much more sophisticated in their snowmaking,” Berry said. “They can make more snow now in a shorter period of time than ever before. If this had happened 30 years ago, or even 20 years ago, it could have been disastrous for the industry.” Berry expects the season to finish with an average of about 56.9 million to 57 million skier visits, an industry measure equal to one person buying a lift ticket for at least half a day. Since the autumn of 2001, the U.S. ski industry has posted five of its six best seasons ever, despite a devastating drought and travel cutback that kept many home after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, according to NSAA statistics. Skier visits last year totaled 56.9 million, down 0.3 percent from the previous year. The record of 57.6 million skier visits was set in the 2002-2003 season. DENVER – David Ballou revels in powder on the slopes at Aspen, the kind so deep that a skier can fall in the fluffy white stuff and not quite touch the ground. The University of Michigan biochemistry professor spent eight days carving tracks last month during one of the best seasons the upscale resort has seen in years. “I just put the skis on edge and just scream from one side to the other side of the runs,” said Ballou, of Ann Arbor. “It’s just terrific.” Despite a record warm January, the winter has been generous with record or near-record snowfall across much of the West, yet stingy in other regions such as the Northeast. And one Arizona resort has yet to open. “Some ski areas have had to close for a day or two. That’s not unusual; it happens from time to time. But there’s nobody who’s closed for the season or nobody who’s given it up yet,” National Ski Areas Association President Michael Berry said. Analyst Dennis McAlpine of McAlpine Associates, who monitors Vail Resorts Inc., said the warm weather in the Northeast likely will prompt more skiers to travel to the West or Canada, where the snow has been plentiful. “What happens is a skier loses his interest. He starts thinking about trees and grass,” he said. The warm January was particularly troublesome for East Coast resorts where rain fell, snow melted and days were balmy. It was the second-warmest January on record in Maine and the fourth-warmest in New York City. “The weather has been unusual to say the least,” said spokesman Bill Swain of Sugarloaf USA north of Portland, Maine. Noting that March is the resort’s snowiest month, Swain said he expects the season to end on a positive note. “Would I prefer to ski on a foot of fresh powder?” he asked. “Sure, but the majority of skiers appreciate the groomed trails.” The West’s resorts have fared better, with those in the Pacific Northwest and the Rockies boasting snowfall at or near a record. At California’s Mammoth Mountain, about 300 inches have fallen since November, just shy of the season average of 400. Last year, the snow totaled a record 617 inches, resort spokeswoman Dana Vander Houwen said. Utah is poised to set its third consecutive record by exceeding last season’s 3.9 million skier visits, Ski Utah spokeswoman Hilary Reiter said. Snowfall along the Wasatch Range – home to 11 resorts including Snowbird, Park City and Alta – has been about 157 percent more than the total in an average season. Most resorts are hoping the Olympics will give them an extra boost next year from skiers whose interest is piqued by watching televised events. Four years after Salt Lake City hosted the Winter Games, Utah officials say they are continuing to see year-round benefits in both numbers of tourists and how much they spend. In Colorado, so much snow has fallen that many mountain towns have piled it high on street corners and in parking lots. Aspen has had more than 21 feet of snow, with many longtime residents saying it’s the best they have ever seen, Aspen Skiing Co. spokeswoman Kristen Rust said. Colorado resort managers are hopeful they will set a record for skier visits this year. The previous record of 11.98 million was set in the 1997-98 season; last year, the total was 11.81 million. From October to December, the resorts reported 3.1 million skier visits, said Rob Perlman, president of the trade group Colorado Ski Country USA. Meanwhile, folks at the Arizona Snowbowl near Flagstaff – in the midst of a drought – continue to wait for enough snow to open, a year after posting a season record 460 inches. Since October, they have seen about 20 inches of snow, resort spokesman David Smith said. The delay has cost millions of dollars in revenue, “and you can put that in capital letters if you want,” he said. “It’s extremely frustrating to sit around and look at the slopes and see dry grass where typically they should be covered in white,” he said. “The hope is still there that we’ll still be able to have a good season, at least the latter half.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

first_img 2 Stadiums revealed for 2026 World Cup in USA, Mexico and Canada Spain take on Morocco in their final Group B fixture on Monday – with the former world champions still fighting for a place in the knockout stages.Morocco are out of the tournament regardless if they win or lose but will be determined to end their time in Russia on a high. The match will take place at the Kalinigrad Stadium Spain take on Morocco in Monday’s game 10 amazing football facts you won’t believe are true Where can I stream live commentary?Click here to listen to our live commentary of the action as it happens on talkSPORT 2.Who are the key players?Diego Costa scored twice against Portugal and has finally established himself as an important player for Spain having struggled following the change of his international allegiance in 2013. He was their joint top scorer in qualifying, with five goals in five games, and he has netted three times already at the World Cup.For Morocco, Netherlands-born Hakim Ziyech is one of the best attacking players in the Eredivise, and the 15 assists he recorded in 2017/18 made him the league’s top creator for the season.Confirmed teamsSPAIN XI: De Gea, Carvajal, Pique, Ramos, Alba, Busquets, Iniesta, Thiago, Isco, David Silva, CostaMOROCCO XI: El Kajoui, Hakimi, Da Costa, Saiss, Dirar, Ziyech, El Ahmadi, Belhanda, Boussoufa, Amrabat, Boutaib Japan confirm Russia 2018 squad, including ex-Manchester United man ‘THEY FAILED’ center_img UNITED World Cup 23 LATEST World Cup NEWS German icon blames Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil and another star for World Cup exit Spain’s opening fixture against Portugal has been hailed as the game of the competition so far, with the two teams playing out a thrilling 3-3 draw.Fernando Hierro’s men need only a point in order to progress to the latter stages of the tournament.When is Spain vs MoroccoThe game will take place on Monday, June 25 at 7pm UK time.The match will be played at the Kaliningrad Stadium, which has a capacity of about 35,000. 2 talkSPORT are with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network.last_img read more

first_imgMORE than 4,000 homes in the county have had their water restored after a technical break-down at the Eddie Fullerton dam near Buncrana.Homes in Dunree, Buncrana, Fahan, Burnfoot and Newtowncunningham were all affected by incident which happened at lunchtime on Sunday.Donegal County Council senior engineer Pat Gillespie said the dam automatically shut down when a fault occurred during the water cleansing process. The supply of a chemical which cleans the water was cut off – and the dam’s system automatically shut down as a result.“The fault happened during the treatment process. A problem arose in the chemical supply that we didn’t become aware of until the water supply had actually stopped,” said Mr Gillespie.“If it had been an ordinary working day, it wouldn’t have been an issue but because it was a weekend, it became a problem.”WATER BACK ON AFTER DAM FORCED TO SHUT DOWN was last modified: July 25th, 2011 by gregShare 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:buncranaBurnfoot and NewtowncunninghamFahanHomes in Dunreewater supply cut offlast_img read more

first_imgA new proposal by President George W. Bush’s tax-reform panel would put the dream of homeownership out of reach for many Californians. For many others, it would mean $5,000 or more in income taxes every year. This proposal is wrongheaded and should be steadfastly opposed. Here’s what the Bush panel’s proposal would do: Change the home-mortgage deduction to a credit on interest paid on up to the first $412,000 of a mortgage. For interest paid beyond that, nothing would be credited. Eliminate the deduction for state and local taxes – this includes state and local income and property taxes. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week This proposal would have little effect on homeowners in some states, where the cost of living is low and the average home goes for a mere $147,000. But for a high-cost state like California, where the average home now costs $569,000, and more than half of all new mortgages are more than $350,000, the impact of this proposal would be huge. In Los Angeles County, for instance, the average new homebuyer would pay more than $5,500 in taxes every year. And those with larger mortgages would pay even more. In San Francisco and Orange County, the average new homebuyer would pay more than $9,500 in taxes. In total, the proposals would force Californians to pay $34.1 billion more in taxes every year. This proposal is aimed directly at the heart of middle-class Americans, who are struggling to get by every month. One in every four Californians takes a deduction for state and local taxes. One in three takes a deduction in mortgage interest. And, nearly half of the 8 million middle-income taxpayers take state and local tax deductions or mortgage interest deductions. For some of these middle-class American families, the proposals would mean they can no longer afford to purchase their first home. For others, it would lead to default, bankruptcy and forfeiture. The federal government should be in the business of making homeownership more affordable, not less. This holds true for all Americans, but especially those in high-cost, high-tax states like California, which has one of the lowest homeownership rates in the country. This is just one more example of the backward priorities of the Bush administration, which is continuing to push policies that benefit the wealthy at the expense of the middle class. The administration is also seeking to make permanent ill-advised tax cuts at a cost of $11 trillion over 75 years – even when it means that there is less money available for other priorities like cops on the street, better schools, and cleaning up the environment. It wants to give millionaires an average tax break of $100,000 while middle-income families have received a mere $742. So in my view, the Bush administration is going down the wrong road. This nation could see $20 billion in savings just this year by rolling back the tax cuts for millionaires. And over five years, this would save $96 billion. We should not try to find tax savings on the backs of middle-class homeowners. Millions of Californians are living on the edge today. Some use half their monthly income to pay their mortgage. Others have interest-only loans. Interest rates are on the rise. So any additional costs may push Californians over the edge. Californians simply cannot afford it. The dream of homeownership is a vital part of what it means to be American. It is about seeking a brighter future for yourself, your family and your children. But this proposal runs counter to this idea. It makes homeownership less affordable, not more. And it puts the burden on those who can least afford it. It should be strongly opposed. Dianne Feinstein, a Democrat, is California’s senior senator in the U.S. Senate.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

first_imgHolly is happy to back in her loving home. 🙂A DONEGAL family are over the moon this morning after their missing pet Labrador Holly was located safe and well nearly TWO days after she went missing. The distraught family contacted Donegal Daily and asked us to share a picture of Holly and appealed to anyone who may have seen Holly to contact them immediately.We issued an appeal on their behalf yesterday and there was a fantastic response from our readers who shared the story across their own social media timelines. Thankfully, an eagle-eyed reader who read the story about Holly’s disappearance on Donegal Daily spotted her early this morning.He immediately contacted the family who were absolutely delighted to find out Holly was safe and well.The delighted owner of Holly told Donegal Daily, “We would like to let you know that Holly our black Labrador was located this morning safe and sound.“We just want to say thanks to everyone for all the calls and messages through your Facebook page on Donegal Daily. “We’re all delighted to have Holly home, thanks again. 🙂 JOY FOR FAMILY AS MISSING LABRADOR HOLLY RETURNS HOME was last modified: May 12th, 2015 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:FeaturesfoundhollyLabradormissingnewssafelast_img read more

first_imgWe may never know fully why Kevin Durant bolted the Warriors for the Brooklyn Nets.Or, it might be as simple as cueing up the video.Kendrick Perkins, a one-time teammate of Durant’s at Oklahoma City, talking to The Undefeated, said an ill-considered crack that happened just minutes before the Warriors’ victory parade in June 2018 hit Durant the wrong way. It happened in a televised exchange between Warriors’ president of basketball operations Bob Myers, head coach Steve Kerr, team …last_img read more