Minister Coleman expects big things for LNG in 2015

first_imgHe argues last year, the Province put in place a competitive policy framework that defines the playing field….and “The LNG income tax framework gives companies the certainty they need to make investment decisions to move forward with some of the largest capital projects in our province’s history”.He also says new drilling activity in the upstream sector demonstrates investors remain confident in B.C.’s long-term natural gas potential.To support that claim he cites the November sale of crown petroleum and natural gas rights, noting, at more than $209 million, it was one of the largest monthly sales in provincial history.- Advertisement -That sale also represented more than half, of the best total tender bonus in the last four calendar years at $382.8 million.The first sale of 2015 is scheduled for two weeks from today on January 21st and Mr. Coleman says he’s looking forward to a remarkable year.last_img read more


first_imgA highly-oranised gang of roaming copper bandits has stolen one thousand metres of high grade Eircom phone lines.More than €10,000 of cabling has been stolen in biggest raid to date.The raid, which took place at four different locations, happened last weekend.In what is one of the most serious attack ever on the communications system in Donegal, cable worth more than €10,000 was taken on the Milford to Carrigart road at four different locations. The robbery is the latest but most serious incident which has seen copper cabling stolen on at least a DOZEN different occasions over the past four years.Eircom engineers told the Tirconail Tribune that sophisticated cutting equipment would have taken hours to cut down the cabling.In one instance close to Cranford some 500 metres was taken: further down the road 250 metres were cut out and a stay across the road to stabilise the system was also slashed to pieces in what is described as a highly dangerous operation for any passing motorists.Elsewhere near Sweeney’s Filling Station at Devlinreagh a further 100 metres was removed while close to the junction with the road into the Harry Blaney Bridge a further 150 metres was taken. Eircom officials say this is the most serious incident yet and phone subscribers are struggling in many isolated areas to keep in touch with their families.There had been a noted decline in cable theft but this returned in July with another spate of robberies.A total of 1,500 metres of cable was taken during different raids at a number of locations including, Fanad, Drumbarnett,  Glenveagh, Drumkeen, Mongorry Hill and Rahan on the outskirts of Letterkenny.Only a year earlier the copper bandits struck three times in four daysin the community in Fanad.While it is claimed there is an active Garda operation ongoing, thepublic seems not to be aware of this and the thefts continue unabated. Some now are questioning the extent of the investigation as more and more people continue to find themselves cut off for periods of time because of the thefts.COPPER BANDITS STEAL 1,000 METRES OF CABLE IN BIGGEST HEIST YET was last modified: September 5th, 2013 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:CarrigartcopperGardaiMilfordtelephone cable stolenthieveslast_img read more


first_imgDOUBLE killer John Gallagher is a menace to society and is beyond redemption, according to his brother.Donal Gallagher (49) spoke for the first time last night since his notorious brother turned himself in to the Central Mental Hospital in Dublin last week in an apparent bid to be declared sane.Fighting back tears as he spoke to TV3’s ‘Midweek’ show last night, the married father of four, from Strabane, Co Tyrone, said his brother was “mad and bad” and would never change. “John wants to be free,” he said. “John wants out. John never showed (any) remorse. You can’t change the spots on a leopard,” he warned.“John was mad. John was bad, bad you know. John has blanked it out. He hasn’t had to live with it. John can just seem to just switch off.”Donal Gallagher said his family has been through hell since his brother was found guilty but insane of the 1988 fatal shooting of his former girlfriend Anne Gillespie (18) and her mother Annie Gillespie (52) in the grounds of Sligo General Hospital when they were visiting a relative.  JOHN GALLAGHER IS MAD AND BAD – BROTHER was last modified: May 31st, 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:Donal GallagherJohn Gallagherlast_img read more

Revenue operate blitz across Letterkenny

first_imgOfficers from the Revenue Commissioners office have launched a blitz across Letterkenny today.A number of customs officers have set up various checkpoints at various locations including Glencar and Conwal.Officers have spoken to a number of cars with Northern Ireland registered vehicles. It is understood the blitz is part of an overall crackdown on vehicle registration.Revenue operate blitz across Letterkenny was last modified: October 10th, 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) Tags:CUSTOMSdonegalletterkennyRevenue Commisionerslast_img read more

Tawang Land Of Monpas

first_imgThe remote frontier town of Tawang, nestled in the Himalayan foothills in the northeastern Indian region bordering China-administered Tibet, is a flashpoint for the Sino-Indian frontier dispute. During the 1962 India China war, the town was seized by China, which lays a claim to vast regions of Arunachal Pradesh, having disavowed the so-called McMahon Line, a border drawn by India’s British colonial rulers in 1914. Tibetan leaders ceded the area to British-ruled India under the 1914 treaty, but after China seized Tibet in 1951, it refused to recognize India’s territorial claims to the region, asserting that it is a part of southern Tibet. Over the past century, Tawang has traded control among the British, Tibet, China and India.  It was thrust into the spotlight again recently after India allowed the Dalai Lama to visit the region, which China protested was a provocation and a challenge to its dominion over all of Tibet. The word Tawang means a place blessed by a horse. The dominant tribe Monpas are of Mongoloid descent, who are believed to have immigrated from Bhutan and Tibet, but the circumstances under which the migration occurred is obscure.  Tawang is most reputed for its Tibetan Buddhist monastery, the largest monastery after the Potala Palace in Tibet’s capital Lhasa. It is also home to Tsangyang Gyatso, the Sixth Dalai Lama — the only Indian Dalai Lama. The influence of the current 14th Dalai Lama, who many Monpas believe is a reincarnation of the sixth, over Tawang is enormous. He appoints the powerful abbot of its monastery and his government-in-exile funds institutions in this area. During the Dalai Lama’s visit in November 2009, the Indian tricolor fluttered along with the Tibet flag everywhere.   The heart of the town lies around the majestic 400-year-old Tawang Monastery, which is perched atop a ridge and surrounded by thick clouds seems suspended from heaven, giving rise to its moniker, Galden Namgey Lhatse, or celestial paradise.   Related Itemslast_img read more

JRU gets first streak, clobbers St. Benilde by 28

first_imgLATEST STORIES Ervin Grospe topped the balanced attack for JRU with 14 points and five assists, while Tey Teodoro added 13 markers on a 3-of-5 shooting from beyond the arc.Jed Mendoza also added 12 points and four rebounds, Abdul Sawat chimed in 10 markers while playing assistant coach Gio Lasquety did the dirty work with three points, seven boards, seven assists, and four steals.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 openingAbdulwahab Abdul Razak also imposed his presence in the frontline as he hauled in 18 rebounds on top of his six markers.JRU’s defense shut down St. Benilde in the second quarter, limiting the Blazers to just seven points as the Heavy Bombers jumped to a 38-19 halftime lead which even ballooned to 31 late in the game. 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 With JRU winning two straight games, Meneses is hopeful that his players would realize that the difference between success and failure boils down to consistency.“If they play with hustle and energy, it’s easy for us to get a basket. But in turn, if we don’t have that, it will be hard for us because we’ll play sluggish,” he said.Carlo Young paced St. Benilde (2-6) with 14 points and three rebounds, while Edward Dixon fired 13 markers and four boards in the loss.The Scores:JRU 81 – Grospe 14, Teodoro 13, Mendoza 12, Sawat 10, Dela Virgen 8, Poutouochi 7, Bordon 6, Abdul Razak 6, Lasquety 3, David 2, Mate 0, Sibangan 0, Castor 0.ADVERTISEMENT Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaulcenter_img Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters With a heart for old people, Richardson twins hope to run to golden finish Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netJose Rizal University ended its roller coaster campaign and crushed St. Benilde by 28 points, 81-53, for its first winning streak in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament Friday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.“Finally, we’re able to win back-to-back,” said coach Vergel Meneses as the Heavy Bombers moved up to 4-3.ADVERTISEMENT ST. BENILDE 53 – Young 14, Dixon 13, Sta. Maria 8, Naboa 6, Leutcheu 4, Johnson 4, San Juan 2, Castor 1, Pili 1, Velasco 0, Bunyi 0, Suarez 0.Quarters: 17-12, 38-19, 70-44, 81-53. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ View commentslast_img read more

Rising DE Recruit Making Two Big Visits In Coming Weeks

first_imgThree footballs next to a pylon(Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Late-rising recruits tend to pop up following the early signing period, which has taken place in each of the last two years. Birmingham, Ala. defensive end Michael Lockhart has flown under the radar, but is starting to get some attention.Lockhart has not been rated by every recruiting site, but 247Sports has logged its own evaluation of him.The site has him as a three-star defensive end, and No. 102 among strong-side defensive ends in the class of 2019.He is the No. 1,620 player in the country, and No. 64 in Alabama.It doesn’t sound like his home-state Crimson Tide or Tigers are after him, but he will probably wind up with a Power Five program come National Signing Day in a few weeks.He has already outlined two upcoming visits, with a few schools vying for the final spot.Michael Lockhart will head to North Carolina this weekend, and Nebraska the following weekend.Colorado, Georgia Tech, Iowa, Kansas, Penn State, TCU, and Virginia are also involved.From Rivals’ Blair Sanderson:Alabama DE Mike Lockhart tells me he has official visits scheduled to UNC on 1/11 & Nebraska on 1/18. Several schools still in the mix for a possible 1/25 visit including Iowa, PSU, Colorado, GT, TCU, Kansas & UVA @the205mike @HeelIllustrated @NateClouse— Blair Sanderson (@BlairRIVALS) January 9, 2019Many of the offers have come in just the last few weeks, so this should be one to watch down the stretch toward signing day, as schools prepare to round out their classes.last_img read more

Texas Football Star Has Message For Oklahoma After Jalen Hurts’ Transfer

first_imgjalen hurts during the sec championship game against georgiaATLANTA, GA – DECEMBER 01: Jalen Hurts #2 of the Alabama Crimson Tide celebrates after rushing for a 15-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter against the Georgia Bulldogs during the 2018 SEC Championship Game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on December 1, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)A Texas football star has a message for Oklahoma following the news of Jalen Hurts’ transfer into the Sooners’ program.Hurts, the backup Alabama quarterback, announced this afternoon his decision to transfer to Oklahoma.The quarterback will be eligible to play right away and is expected to start behind center.Texas’ star wide receiver, Lil’Jordan Humphrey, as a message for the Sooners in the wake of Hurts’ decision.“That (hat) going to stay in Austin tho! Believe dat,” he tweeted.That ? going to stay in Austin tho! Believe dat— Lil’Jordan Humphrey (@LJ_Humphrey23) January 16, 2019Humphrey is referencing the Golden Hat, which is given to the winning team in the Red River Showdown.Texas won it this past season, upsetting Oklahoma, 48-45.The Sooners went on to beat the Longhorns in the Big 12 Championship Game, though the hat wasn’t on the line for that contest.Texas and Oklahoma are set to play on Saturday, Oct. 12. Both teams should be contending for the Big 12 championship and a College Football Playoff spot this upcoming season.last_img read more

Pack It In: Winter Cycling

first_img Editors’ Recommendations 10 Refreshing Labor Day Cocktail Recipes to Salute the End of Summer The Best Podcasts to Listen to On Your Commute The New Fender Vintera Series Harkens Back to the Beginnings of Rock and Roll It’s Time to Ditch Your Sleeping Bag for a Versatile, Lightweight Camping Quilt The mercury is quickly dropping again this season (that pesky Polar Vortex just can’t stay away) and you’re probably finding yourself stuck in the gym instead of out on your bike. If you don’t have the correct gear for serious winter riding, we can’t really blame you. However, if you’re serious about off season training and commuting on your bike, it’s time for a serious gear upgrade. After all, if you expect to end up on the podium on your first spring race day you’ve got to train like the pros. Read on for our favorite winter cycling gear. Your first concern should be staying dry and out of the wind. The new Select Thermal Barrier Jacket from Pearl Izumi is the perfect outer layer for long hours on your bike this fall and winter. A hybrid fleece and windproof piece, the Barrier jacket adds enough warmth when the mercury starts to dip that you’ll always be comfortable. When things warm up, the strategically placed thermal fleece breathes like a regular jersey to keep you from drowning in sweat. Cold, wet days will also put your typical cycling shoes through the ringer. Summer weight shoes are designed with venting in mind – unless you’re OK with frozen solid toes it’s time for an upgrade. The Lake Cycling CX145 is a winter shoe that has all the performance of your race day shoes, but adds in warmth and waterproofing. A canvas and leather upper is complimented by a waterproof membrane and double BOA closure system. The sole is nylon injected fiberglass, and compatible with any 3-hole cycling cleats and pedals. The all new Overtake Helmet from Smith Optics is the lightest cycling helmet we’ve ever tested. Featuring Smith’s proprietary AeroCore construction, the Overtake breathes exceptionally well all year long. On the inside, a MIPS impact system adds a little extra touch of safety; it’s shearing force buffer can reduce perceived impacts by more than twenty percent. All of these technical features make for a helmet that will stand up to winter abuse, and still be race ready when you finally thaw out for the spring. You may not need a backpack on every ride, but for the days you do, expect Murphy to rear his ugly head and make it a downpour on your crosstown commute. We spotted the Chrome Urban Ex pack earlier this year and have been in love with it ever since. The roll top construction is completely waterproof to protect a change of clothes for the office and your precious laptop and iPhone. Burly Hypalon carrying and accessory straps add a touch of sophistication and protection when things get rough. Not that you’d deliberately drag this pack through the mud and muck, but you could.Your legs are your motor when you’re on your bike, so you’ve got to treat them well. Cold, windy days will shred your typical riding shorts (trust us on this one and don’t play with wind burn and frostbite). A good pair of cycling tights are worth their weight in gold, and the Sorpasso Bib from Castelli is simply perfection. Gore-Tex windstopper fabric lines exposed section on your legs, making you impervious to all but hurrican force gusts. More breathable Thermoflex material is sewn into the bib and reinforces the back and seat, keeping you dry inside and out.Your baselayer is the most important part of your cycling kit all year long; it’s the one thing you simply can’t afford to cut corners on, ever. Smartwool’s PhD line of cycling gear is nearly flawless, and NTS Light Wind Zip is the crown jewel of the line up. Featuring smooth merino wool on the inner layer and a nearly windproof outer layer, this jersey is a perfect standalone piece for cool fall rides. Layered under a serious jacket it will be your go to all winter.Image courtesy of Castelli All the New Whiskies You Need to Drink This Falllast_img read more

Committee to Examine Petroleum Pricing in Truro

first_img A select committee examining petroleum product pricing is holdinga hearing in Truro on Tuesday, July 20. The meeting will be held at the Best Western Glengarry, 150Willow St. at 7 p.m. The all-party committee of the Nova Scotia legislature wasestablished to investigate the supply and pricing of fuels,including gasoline and home heating oil. The committee will seekinput from consumers, producers, suppliers and operators, andwill make recommendations to ensure reasonable product prices. Nova Scotians interested in making a presentation at the meetingshould call toll-free 1-888-388-6489 in advance. Messages can beleft on this line. Written submissions will also be accepted and should be filedwith the committee no later than Friday, July 30. Submissionswill be accepted by: — Fax: 1-902-424-0513– Mail: c/o Legislative Committees Office, 3rd Floor, DennisBuilding, 1740 Granville St., P.O. Box 2630, Station M, Halifax,N.S., B3J 3N5– E-mail: . Additional meetings will be held in Yarmouth, Bridgewater,Halifax and Sydney. The committee is to complete a report on itsfindings by Aug. 31. Background information is available on thegovernment website at . All meeting dates andlocations will be advertised on local radio stations and in areanewspapers. HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY–Committee to Examine Petroleum Pricing inTrurolast_img read more