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Bandari go top, Muhoroni dim All Stars

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first_imgKimani scored the winner in the 11th minute after connecting David King’atua’s cross to see the Dockers open a single-point lead over K’Ogalo who have two games in hand as they prepare for their CAF Champions League return leg against AC Leopards of Congo this weekend.The only chance for the Kawangware based side who remain winless this season in the first-half came in the 18th but Levy Mwaka squandered the opportunity when he shot directly at Bandari goalkeeper Wilson Obungu, who easily saved the tame effort.George Abege almost doubled the lead for the Dockers but the striker spared his former side by shooting directly at Stars keeper, Victor Odhiambo.City Stars piled pressure in the dying minutes of the game but they could not get an equalizer as they succumbed to their fourth defeat and remain winless.In Nakuru, skipper Abass Akinyemi, opened the scoring for Muhoroni in the seventh minute after tucking in Paul Mboya’s cross before Boniface Akenga pulled the sides level after the break.Parity was short lived however; as Eric Odhiambo fired Muhoroni ahead in the 54th before George Mandela nailed the points two minutes later to pile more misery on All Stars who continued their relegation form from last season by losing their fourth game in a row.The league resumes Thursday with a tasty clash between Sofapaka and Mathare United at Nyayo Stadium.Batoto Ba Mungu who had a slow start to the 2015 season will be looking for their second win while Mathare will be seeking to bounce back from a 1-1 draw last time out.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000NAIROBI, April 1 –Anthony Kimani scored against his old club to help Bandari FC oust champions Gor Mahia from the summit of the Kenyan Premier League log following their 1-0 victory over Nairobi City Stars at Nairobi City Stadium on Wednesday.At Nakuru’s Afraha Stadium in the earlier clash, Muhoroni Youth picked their first win after easing past hosts Nakuru All Stars 3-1.last_img read more

Candidate Raymond Fromme says business background gives him skills to be strong city manager if elected to Dawson Creek city council

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first_imgHe added he is pleased with the city’s debt management policy and would like to be an advocate for sound fiscal policy.Fromme said water security is also a key priority. He said he supports water reclamation project, but believes council will need to look at the long-term options of piping water from another source other than the Kiskatinaw River.“I see a need to secure the water supply for our citizens,” he said.He said he would like to see a logical and orderly zoning process that gives clarity to the business community, and would like to see a focus on business development. He added there is an obvious problem with the current level of service at the city’s airport, and while he supports the long-term planning currently underway, he believes council needs to be more assertive in pursuing solutions.Advertisement Check back with Mile 0 City News all this week for more profiles of local candidates. Fromme said the city should also be more assertive when it comes to the pending negotiations with the provincial government on renewing the FairShare agreement because of the large amount of revenue this region generates for the rest of the province.He added he will also oppose any incursion of oil and gas wellsites into city boundaries, citing the controversial wellsite near the Paradise Valley subdivision as an example.“I worked in the industry for 15 years, and we need the industry, but we have to draw a line somewhere,” he said.Fromme was born, raised and educated in Europe and immigrated to Canada with his wife in 1981. Since moving to Dawson Creek, he has spent many years tutoring new immigrants in the English language. He is currently the vice president of the Dawson Creek Literacy Society.He has also been involved with Crime Stoppers, the South Peace Soccer Association, the Dawson Creek Sportsman’s Club, and is an organist for the Notre Dame Catholic Church.Advertisementcenter_img “I think I can understand and comprehend the issues, and realize the opportunities too,” he said.Fromme has lived in the B.C. Peace region for 15 years and has managed two large farming and ranching operations in the Clayhurst and Cecil Lake areas. He also used to manage a land and environmental services company for the oil and gas industry in Fort St. John. He said he had contemplated retirement, but still works today under contract with the BC Assessment Authority.He said he has always had an interest in politics, and he loves Dawson Creek, where he now lives with his wife.- Advertisement -“Now I have the time, energy and dedication to try for city council to ensure the quality of life is maintained here,” he said.Fromme said he believes the city has many great cultural and recreational amenities, and while he doesn’t want to neglect those, he would like to focus on core infrastructure needs if elected. He said the heavy rainfalls this summer exposed problems with the city’s roads and sewers, for example, that he would like to see addressed.“We need to get the city back in shape – the roads and all of that – that is important to me,” he said.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Immigration bill is dead

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first_imgWASHINGTON — When Maria Reza heard Thursday that the U.S. Senate killed undocumented immigrants’ best chance of obtaining legal status, she thought of the children she has taught over the years — many of them illegal — and was devastated. “I think it’s a tragedy,” said the retired San Fernando Valley educator. “I’m not sure we appreciate the contributions of immigrants, recent immigrants.” The hard-fought legislation was aimed at creating a path to citizenship for the estimated 12 million illegal immigrants in the United States, while tightening border security and imposing tougher sanctions on employers who hire undocumented workers. But when the measure failed Thursday to survive a make-or-break Senate vote, supporters and opponents alike recognized it as a fatal blow. “A lot of us worked hard to see if we couldn’t find common ground. It didn’t work,” a visibly disappointed President George W. Bush said during a visit to the Naval War College in Rhode Island. The Senate voted 46-53 in favor of limiting debate — 14 votes short of the 60 needed to move forward with the bill. Immigration overhaul has been a cornerstone of Bush’s legislative agenda. On Thursday, the president said he plans to move on to other issues such as balancing the federal budget. Now, immigration reform is unlikely to come up again before the 2008 presidential elections. “Immigration is dead,” said Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-Huntington Beach, who hailed the vote. Rohrabacher had worked hard to defeat the legislation and called it a “pro-invasion” bill that would encourage millions more illegal immigrants into the U.S. “It’s a great day,” he said. “Americans can breathe a sigh of relief that a great threat to their well-being has been thwarted. Now the battle shifts to the presidential election.” But for illegal immigrants and their advocates in Southern California, it was a crushing defeat. Dorgonio Tellez, a 41-year-old Mexican immigrant who lives in Panorama City, arrived illegally in the United States with his two brothers more than two decades ago. As a young man, he worried little about immigration law, he said. But now, with three U.S.-born children and few job possibilities, deportation is frequently on his mind. “There are so many of us here, and we work so hard, but we are being rejected,” he said. “We all need this reform.” The Rev. Sean Carroll, associate pastor at Dolores Mission Church in Los Angeles, said the Senate vote was disappointing. “If someone in our community is not undocumented, then someone in their family is,” he said. “It really touches home, and I think this is going to be very discouraging to people.” Liberal groups were divided over the legislation because while it would have granted legal status and eventually citizenship to millions of illegal aliens, it also proposed fundamental changes to the immigration system to make it harder for citizens to sponsor family members from overseas. Illegal immigration hard-liners, meanwhile, were united in their opposition. Lawmakers also credited them with being vocal and organized. Robert Pruden was one such opponent. The Glendale loan officer said he spent at least an hour each day over the past few months sending faxes and e-mails to lawmakers while staying on top of the debate. “I couldn’t be happier,” Pruden said of the bill’s defeat. “The bill would have changed this country beyond all recognition. I’m thrilled that the grass-roots citizenry made a difference.” Phyllis Nemeth of Arcadia, state director of Concerned Women for America, said she was in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday lobbying on health care, but took the opportunity to also make her opposition known to lawmakers. She, too, has been busy faxing and phoning. “Every day I will take five minutes of my day and do whatever is necessary,” she said. “I think my country is at stake.” Senators supportive of the legislation vowed not to let it rest for long. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass., likened the effort to the civil-rights struggle. “We will be back,” he said. “This issue is not going away and we will ultimately be successful. You cannot stop the march for progress in the United States.” Rep. Howard Berman, D-Van Nuys, called the vote “deeply disappointing” and said the House may nevertheless consider action. “Although the Senate bill was quite flawed, our current immigration policy is literally a national crisis that Congress must address,” he said. “The status quo is not only a de-facto amnesty, it is a national security nightmare and a humanitarian disaster.” Sen. Dianne Feinstein, a key negotiator, was realistic about the bill’s failure and the widespread skepticism surrounding its promise of sweeping reforms. “People didn’t believe what was in the bill could fix our broken borders,” Feinstein said. Pointing to Hurricane Katrina, she added, “People look out and they see all the failures of government and they say, ‘How are they going to accomplish all of this?’” Several opponents cited that distrust. Nemeth said she was appalled to learn that a fence between the U.S. and Mexico had not been completed even though Bush signed legislation authorizing it last year. “If a government can’t get a fence built in eight months, what makes anyone think we can get any of this done?” she said. Rep. Elton Gallegly, R-Thousand Oaks, said he thinks Thursday’s vote was a signal that the country wants to see immigration laws fully enforced. “There is a clear message out there that amnesty is not the answer,” he said, “and enforcement is.” Staff Writer Rachel Uranga contributed to this report. — Lisa Friedman, (202) 662-8731lisa.friedman@langnews.com 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

EFL Cup: Aston Villa suffer embarrassing loss at Luton, as Leeds also progress

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first_img1 Roberto Di Matteo has lost his two games as Aston Villa manager Roberto Di Matteo continues to search for his first win as Aston Villa manager having watched on as League Two side Luton overcame the Championship outfit with ease.Despite dominating the early play and taking the lead through Jordan Ayew, a resurgent Hatters side fought back and ended up securing a 3-1 win thanks to goals from Jake Gray and Cam McGeehan, with Jores Okore also putting the ball through his own net to end the night in despairThe visitors looked as if they would run away with the game in the opening stages, dominating all the play and coming close to breaking the deadlock before Ayew finally did grab the opener; Jordan Amavi’s deflected cross struck the bar inside the opening 10 minutes.Minutes later, a Ross McCormack corner caused chaos in the box, with Ayew impressively retaining possession in a group of Luton players. Last season’s top scorer created space for himself, and sent a strike towards goal which crept in at the far post.It was a goal Villa more than deserved, and they continued to attack with abandon.However, they failed to break down the Hatters’ back-line, and as the hosts weathered the storm, they started to grow into the game and show some attacking threat.And it may have taken 35 minutes for them to register a clear attempt on goal, but Jake Gray was there to convert the rare chance and equalise the tie.A great team move ended with Gray being fed the ball on the right side of the box, and with Amavi failing to cover in time, the 20-year-old sent the ball past Mark Bunn for his debut goal for the club he joined this summer.With the bit between their teeth, the hosts came close to taking the lead in the period before half-time. One right wing cross was inches from being converted, whilst Jack Marriott forced a strong save from Bunn, but Villa managed to survive the onslaught to enter the break still level.Marriot forced another save from Bunn seconds after kick-off, and the impressive Luton finally took a well-deserved lead less than 10 minutes into the period.A quick break should have been finished off by Pelly Ruddock Mpanzu, but courtesy of some shocking defending the ball fell to Cam McGeehan yards away from the goal, and he converted past the out-of-position Bunn.New signing Aaron Tshibola came close to equalising for Villa on the 60 minute mark, but his low shot was impressively diverted wide of the post by goalkeeper Christian Walton; the crossbar was struck from the resultant corner, as luck continued to desert the visitors.And it got even worse for Di Matteo, as Micah Richards fell over in his own area to create a crossing opportunity, from which Jores Okore sent the ball into his own net to extend Luton’s lead.Marriot threatened again, but Luton had no need to score a fourth goal, and merely played around in the final third with the ball to frustrate Villa.The visitors failed to threaten Walton’s goal again, and resigned to defeat with over 15 minutes remaining they ended the game with a whimper, to bow out of the EFL Cup at the first hurdle.Full EFL Cup results:Luton Town 3-1 Aston VillaBurton Albion 3-2 BuryFleetwood Town 2-2 Leeds United (5-4 pens)QPR 2-2 Swindon Town (4-2 pens)last_img read more

Five Idrissa Gueye replacements for Everton including Chelsea ace and Toulouse star

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first_img Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Drinkwater was told he was surplus to requirements at Chelsea a year ago 5 Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Everton have already recruited in the middle of the park this summer with the permanent signing of Andre Gomes from Barcelona, while also bringing in Fabian Delph from Manchester City.But if they’re to mount a serious challenge for European football then they’ll have to increase their squad depth and replacing Gueye would be the appropriate course of action.talkSPORT.com has taken a look at the five players who could replace Gueye at Everton. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen Gueye almost joined PSG in January but the move collapsed on deadline day TOP WORK Getty Images Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January LATEST targets Danny DrinkwaterAnother Chelsea player who might consider a move to Everton is Drinkwater.It is understood manager Frank Lampard is happy to let Drinkwater leave the club and Goodison Park could be the perfect opportunity for him to rebuild his career.Drinkwater won the Premier League with Leicester in 2015/16 so could arguably bring more of a winning mentality to Marco Silva’s side. moving on Ibrahim SangareWith Gueye on his way to Ligue 1, Everton could look to the French top flight to find his replacement.Toulouse midfielder Sangare, who has been linked with a move to Goodison Park this summer, could be that man to fill Gueye’s boots.The Ivorian is similar to Gueye in that he breaks up the play of the opposition well and is very mobile around the pitch. Sangare likes to get forward every so often as well. Beni BaningimeHowever, Everton could opt for a replacement a little closer to home and give some of their academy players a chance to shine.The standout option in midfield in their academy is Baningime, 20, who spent last season on loan at Wigan Athletic in the Championship.Meanwhile, there are also players such as Joe Williams and Tom Davies, who has had a taste of first-team action in recent years and will want to build on his 19 appearances in 2018/19. Getty Images The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Getty Images – Getty LATEST TRANSFER NEWS getty targets 5 getty 5 Tiemoue BakayokoHe has some kind of ability but Bakayoko just can’t seem to do anything right in a Chelsea shirt so don’t be surprised if he leaves the club later this summer.The midfielder had a decent spell on loan at AC Milan last season but he didn’t make it permanent after being racially abused by Lazio fans.It seems unlikely that Bakayoko will play a big role for Chelsea next season and the Daily Mail has reported that Everton are willing to offer him a route out of his Stamford Bridge nightmare. Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Sangare loves a good battle in midfield Andres Gomes announces he is happy to be returning to Everton 5 5 Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? three-way race Gbamin has also been linked with Arsenal in the past Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Bakayoko has struggled to perform during Chelsea’s pre-season matches this summer Jean-Philippe GbaminThe Toffees may look to Germany to get Gueye’s replacement too, with Mainz’s Jean-Philippe Gbamin on their radar according to Fussball Transfers, as cited by Inside Futbol.The report says Mainz want around £31million for Gbamin for the defensive midfielder, who can also play as a centre-back.Gbamin, 23, has 11 international caps for the Ivory Coast and represented them at the Africa Cup of Nations in the summer. Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing Idrissa Gueye is finally joining Paris Saint-Germain with the Senegal man having a medical with the French giants ahead of his £27million move.The midfielder’s departure leaves the Toffees in a situation where they may think of getting a replacement in. LIVING THE DREAM REVEALED last_img read more

IU Hires Miller as New Basketball Coach

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first_imgBloomington, Indiana – Indiana University Vice President and Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Fred Glass announced today that Archie Miller has been named the head men’s basketball coach for Indiana University.Widely regarded as one of the best young coaches in college basketball, Miller is a tireless recruiter of the Midwest, noted developer of talent, and a gifted tactician whose teams are known for their stout defense and efficient offense.The 38 year old Miller will be introduced on Monday afternoon at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall at a time to be set this weekend.  “While there was great interest in this position, Archie Miller was on my short list from the very beginning,” said Glass. “The more I learned about him, the more convinced I became that he is the coach we need to meet our high expectations for many years to come. First, he has the commitments to compliance, wellness, and academics that we require at Indiana. A coach’s son with the headiness and toughness to flourish as a 5’9 major college point guard, Archie is a proven leader, proven winner, proven recruiter, and a proven player developer with a defense-first mentality that will help us win championships. Perhaps most importantly, he understands and embraces the special stature of Indiana University basketball and the critical relationship it must have with its former players, Indiana high school players and programs, and the entire State of Indiana.”Miller’s teams have won back-to-back Atlantic 10 Championships and have reached four straight NCAA Tournaments for the first time in the history of Dayton men’s basketball, including a trip to the Elite Eight in 2014. The Flyers have more than 24 games each of the last four seasons, and Miller is the current Atlantic 10 and NABC District Coach of the Year. In 2015, he was a finalist for the Jim Phelan National Coach of the Year Award.“I am honored to be the head coach at Indiana University,” said Miller. “IU is one of the greatest basketball programs and academic institutions in the country and I cannot wait to get started. With peerless fan support, outstanding facilities and tradition, a beautiful campus, and located in one of the most fertile recruiting areas in the country, IU is a dream destination for me and my family. I cannot wait to connect with former players, current players, and future players and all of Hoosier Nation. I want to thank all of the great people and players at the University of Dayton who have supported me along the way. I look forward to outlining my vision for IU basketball and offering my sincerest appreciation for the great people at Dayton on Monday.”The Flyers under Miller are known for their hard-nosed defensive play, ranking among the nation’s best in defensive efficiency each of the last three seasons. Offensively, Miller’s teams employ an attacking style that resulted in the Flyers averaging 75.9 points per game last season.Miller is committed to recruiting the Midwest and has had notable success recruiting the area as the head coach at Dayton and as an assistant under Thad Matta at Ohio State. Miller helped his older brother Sean, the head men’s basketball coach at the University of Arizona, bring in some of the nation’s best recruiting classes as an assistant there.At Dayton from 2011-2017, the Beaver Falls, Pa. native compiled an overall record of 139-63. Prior to Dayton, Miller served as an assistant coach at the University of Arizona, The Ohio State University, Arizona State University, North Carolina State University and Western Kentucky. He also has been active with USA Basketball, helping coach the USA U19 team to the gold medal at the 2015 FIBA World Championship.A member of one of the country’s great basketball families, Miller played high school basketball for his father John, at Blackhawk High School. Archie, Sean and their sister Lisa all played Division I college basketball.A standout point guard in college, Miller was a four-year letterwinner at North Carolina State (1998-2002) under Herb Sendek where he earned his bachelor’s degree in 2002. He and his wife Morgan have a daughter, Leah.last_img read more

Grant for new floor at centre for elderly on Arranmore

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first_imgA grant has been awarded for a new floor covering at the centre for the elderly on Arranmore Island. Minister of State for the Diaspora Joe McHugh T.D, “I welcome the announcement this morning that a grant of up to €2,346 has been sanctioned for Coiste Cúram na nAosach, Árainn Mhór.”The news was confirmed earlier this morning by Minister of State for Gaeltacht Affairs Sean Kyne T.D. “This financial assistance will help the Committee purchase equipment, including new floor covering, for their Centre for the Elderly on Árainn Mhór Island.”An tAire Stáit um Ghnóthaí Diaspóra Joe McHugh T.D “ Cuirim fáilte roimh an nuacht inniu go bhfuil deontas suas le €2,436 ceadaithe ag an Aire Stáit do Ghnóthaí Gaeltachta Sean Kyne T.D do Choiste Cúram na nAosach, Oileán Árainn Mhór, Co Dhún na nGall.“Beidh an t-airgead seo ina chuidiú mhór don Choiste chun trealamh áirithe a cheannacht, le clúdach urláir úr san áireamh, don Ionad atá acu do sheanóirí ar Oileán Árainn Mhór.Grant for new floor at centre for elderly on Arranmore was last modified: February 24th, 2017 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)last_img read more

Rovers hoping for big turnout of fans for last game of the season

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first_imgSligo Rovers are asking supporters to make a special effort to attend the last game of the season against Wexford Youths on Friday and are asking season ticket holders, where possible, to consider paying in at the gate.The Club hopes that this game will see Rovers finish off the season strongly in the top half of the table. Rovers faced into this season confronted by serious challenges both on and off the field; the team had to be completely rebuilt against the backdrop of a major financial overhang from the previous season.  While the scale of the challenge was daunting the Club set out to in a measured and determined way to consolidate its position knowing that perseverance and patience would be required to achieve its ambitions.Chairman Martin Heraghty paid tribute to supporters for their tremendous response in so many ways throughout the season and asked as many as possible to attend the last game. “We want to be in a position financially to continue rebuilding and enable the squad to be improved even further next season so that we can be competing at the top of the table. The bigger the attendance at Friday week’s game the better for the club as it faces what will be an even more competitive league next season.  The request to season ticket holders to pay in where possible is an exceptional step given the particularly difficult financial circumstances this year.”Honorary Treasurer David Rowe said that the club has acted in a very prudent way to address the financial deficit while balancing the need to support the building of a squad capable of achieving the ambitions we all share for Rovers. “We have managed to stabilise our finances this season but dealing with the deficit has been very challenging and we want to move into next season working off a better financial platform. We are at the stage of the season where finances have become tight. The debt carried forward from last year presented a huge challenge that has been largely overcome thanks to the great support received throughout the season. We want to avoid compromising next years’ squad building by not carrying forward excessive debt, one last push would help enormously.”The Club will hold its first ever Gala Awards Night on Saturday 29 October in the Clarion Hotel.  This event is intended to give all associated with Rovers- supporters, friends, families, management and players- an opportunity to enjoy an evening together socially at the end of the season. Tickets are available from the Club.last_img read more

Disabled parking bays in Letterkenny to be upgraded as issues persist

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first_imgAn audit is to be carried out the adequacy of disabled parking spaces in Letterkenny.A motion on the matter was taken to this month’s meeting of the Letterkenny Municipal District by Fine Gael Councillor Jimmy Kavanagh.“I have been approached by three different people complaining about parking bays and we need an audit for the whole thing,” Councillor Kavanagh said. Councillor Kavanagh noted issues with regard to a lack of lowered kerbs at several parking bays on Port Road, Pearse Road and Oldtown Road. Issues have also arisen with some lowered kerbs not being long enough to be of practical use.“There are also no disabled parking on the right-hand side of the town,” Councillor Kavanagh said.“Many of these issues would also sit well with the whole age-friendly town concept and would be helpful to young mothers with buggies too.”The Council, in a response: “Roads are shortly to carry out an audit, following the erection of additional disabled parking sign, that are currently being erected.” Councillor Kavanagh said there remained a problem with able bodied people parking in disabled bays and suggested that disabled spaces be painted blue and additional signage erected.He said: “This is an ongoing problem. I saw a young couple, probably of 20 or 22, oparking in a disabled bay the other day on the Main Street, going into a café and sitting down with friends. This is happening a lot.”Supporting the motion, Fianna Fáil Councillor Ciaran Brogan said: “If people had to get into a wheelchair and do the journey for a day, they would see the challenges.”Councillor Brogan added: “We talk here about a lot of things that we can’t achieve because of funding. The cost is not big at all. If we adopt a positive attitude here, with regard to dropping kerbs and improving footpaths, we have done it in the past and done it well, this can be improved.”Disabled parking bays in Letterkenny to be upgraded as issues persist was last modified: February 12th, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare 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:councilCouncillor Ciaran BroganCOUNCILLOR JIMMY KAVANAGHdisabled parkingletterkennyLetterkenny Municipal Districtlast_img read more

Flooding fears continue along Lake Erie shoreline near Chatham

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first_imgA localized state of emergency remained in place Wednesday along a waterfront roadway south of Chatham, officials say.Based on the forecast, the Lower Thames Valley Conservation Authority stated that flooding along Erie Shore Drive is expected again Wednesday afternoon and evening, similar to what happened Tuesday when the waters started rising and spilling over the banks.“Forecasts suggest winds could peak at over 35 km/h in the late afternoon or early evening with gusts of up to 55 km/h,” officials said. “Marine forecasts suggest waves on Lake Erie could reach 1.5 metres in height again (Wednesday) afternoon.”Climate Change isn’t something that happens elsewhere. It’s impacting #LdnOnt & surrounding region through flooding & severe weather. We are at inc. risk because of Ford gov’t cuts – every level of gov’t needs to be addressing flood mgmt. https://t.co/xItiKi6Zew #OnPoli #CdnPoli— ShawnaLewkowitz (@ShawnaLewk) May 22, 2019High winds are expected to continue Thursday and into Friday morning.Erie Shore Drive has been closed to all traffic and there are concerns the road has been damaged. A voluntary evacuation was announced Tuesday.“A large number of homes along Erie Shore Drive have been impacted, many stretches of shoreline protection were damaged and even the roadway itself has been damaged,” officials stated. “This makes the Erie Shore Drive particularly vulnerable to further flood damages, as there hasn’t been time to make repairs.”Other areas along the Lake Erie shoreline with south facings, including the high-bluff areas, are also at risk of shoreline damage.Non-emergency personnel are asked to avoid the area. For information regarding municipal services and evacuations, contact the municipality of Chatham-Kent at 519-360-1998.tterfloth@postmedia.com Twitter.com/DailyNewsTTlast_img read more