Motorcyclist seriously injured after accident on Alaska Highway

first_imgThe single male occupant of the motorcycle was seriously injured in the accident and taken to hospital. He is expected to be airlifted out of Fort St. John for further treatment.RCMP, along with a collision reconstructionalist remain at the scene of the collision as the investigation is ongoing.Southbound traffic on the Alaska Highway between 86th Street and Swanson Lumber Road is restricted to a single lane, while the highway remains closed to northbound traffic. Northbound vehicles are currently being redirected onto Swanson Lumber Road.- Advertisement -Single lane, alternating traffic is expected to begin this evening, but restrictions will remain in place well into the night.More details and updates on the traffic situation will be released as it becomes available.last_img read more

Sadness at passing of Ballybofey businessman Liam Foy

first_imgFoy & Company founder Liam Foy of Creggan, Ballybofey has sadly passed away.Mr Foy died suddenly at Letterkenny University Hospital on Tuesday.A much-respected and well-liked businessman, Mr Foy and his wife Ann first established their home interiors store in Ballybofey in 1981. Foy & Company expanded to Letterkenny in 1996 and remains of Donegal’s best known home interiors stores.Through this lifetime career, Mr Foy had a large interest and influence on local business, supporting local community causes and providing employment in both the Twin Towns and in Letterkenny. Foy & Company remains a family-run store which prides itself on customer service and quality.The Foy & Company Family and StaffCllr Patrick McGowan led the tributes to Mr Foy, saying that his passing has come as a shock to the Finn Valley and Donegal community. “I would like to offer my deepest sympathies to Ann and the Foy family,” Cllr McGowan said.“Liam was a main figure you see around Ballybofey and Stranorlar. He was one of those people that makes a town.“The Foy family are very well known and a long-established business family in the town.“I am shocked and saddened at the loss.“Liam was a very approachable and very friendly man. He had a very nice demeanour about him. He was a gentleman.”Cllr McGowan also acknowledged Mr Foy’s dedication to the local Chamber and the community. He said: “Foy & Company would give sponsorship to many groups over the years. Community groups look to our local businesses for support and, in that way, they are the lifeblood of the town.“Liam was a big supporter of the Chamber of Commerce. You can always count on a member of the family to turn up at meetings. If there was a challenge or if something new was coming to the town, they were always represented and supportive.“In that way, Liam had a big influence in the Chamber and the rest of the community. He will be greatly missed,” Cllr McGowan said.Mr Foy is survived by his wife Ann and their children Eamon, Tony, Colin, Nuala and David. Very deeply regretted and sadly missed by his wife, sons, daughter, brothers, sisters, extended family, neighbours and many friends.Remains reposing at his home on Wednesday, July 24th, from 7 p.m.Funeral leaving his home on Friday, July 26th, at 10.15 a.m. for Requiem Mass in St. Mary’s Church, Sessiaghoneill at 11 a.m. Interment afterwards in the adjoining Churchyard.The House is Private at the request of the deceased, family and friends are welcome.Sadness at passing of Ballybofey businessman Liam Foy was last modified: August 1st, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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

CM, Goyal to lay foundation of rail coach factory at Latur

first_imgChief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Railway Minister Piyush Goyal will lay the foundation stone of the proposed Rail Coach Factory at Latur on Saturday. The decision to set up the factory was taken in January and it is expected to cost ₹500 crore. An Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the project was signed in February during the Magnetic Maharashtra Summit between the ministry and the state government. The factory is being built on 153 hectares. The State has offered several concessions for the project. The Rail Coach Factory will manufacture EMU coaches as well as Metro coaches. During the Summit Mr. Goyal had said that the eventual plan was to create a large industrial complex of around 2,000 acres and turn Latur into a manufacturing hub for Metro coaches. The coach factory has been planned to meet the demand for Metro coaches, especially in Maharashtra.The project, which is expected to provide employment to 30,000 people in the region, will in the first phase manufacture 250 coaches annually, increasing it to 400 in Phase 2.last_img read more

Aces sustain resurgence, rally past Picanto behind Abueva

first_imgALASKA 102 – Abueva 26, Henton 20, Casio 20, Exciminiano 14, Banchero 11, Thoss 4, Racal 3, Baclao 2, Cruz 2, Mendoza 0, Magat 0, Pascual 0, Galliguez 0, Enciso 0.KIA 94 – Johnson 39, Paniamogan 12, Elorde 11, Yee 11, Khobuntin 10, Ballesteros 4, Celda 3, Jaime 2, Corpuz 2, Revilla 0, Camson 0, Salva 0.Quarters: 23-27, 46-51, 67-77, 102-94. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ “(Kia) was playing great, but we just had a lot of bounces that went our way and we made a couple of shots,” said Compton.Down 10, 77-67, at the start the fourth period, Alaska leaned on Ping Exciminiano, who had 14 markers, four boards, and three dimes off the bench. Casio knotted the game at 84 with a triple with 5:36 left to set up the frantic finish.Johnson fired 39 points that went with nine rebounds, and seven assists, but committed eight turnovers for still winless Kia (0-9).Philip Paniamogan added 12 markers, while Nico Elorde and Mark Yee both had 11.The scores:ADVERTISEMENT Buck Henton contributed 20 markers, including the go-ahead triple with 1:26 to play that gave Alaska a 97-94 lead. Henton also collected 13 boards, seven assists, and three blocks, JVee Casio added four triples and wound up with 20 points and seven dimes as the Aces, who started the conference at 0-6, stayed alive for a playoff spot.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 opening“It’s a character-building win for us,” he said.After Henton’s go-ahead trey in the final minute, the Picanto had a chance to tie the game, but LA Revilla threw an errant pass to Johnson that led to Casio’s dagger short stab on the other end with 36.6 ticks remaining. Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side La Salle survives FEU to start UAAP title defense LATEST STORIES Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ PBA IMAGESCalvin Abueva willed Alaska to a come-from-behind win over Kia, 102-94, in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Abueva unfurled a conference-best 26 points, 15 rebounds, and three assists to lead the Aces. He frustrated high-scoring Picanto reinforcement Geron Johnson in the last five minutes as Alaska stretched its winning streak to three games.ADVERTISEMENT 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 NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul MOST READ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claimlast_img read more

G-G Ends Jamaica 50 Tour in Kingston

first_imgThe students and staff of Windward Road Primary and Junior High School in East Kingston gave a warm welcome to Governor General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen, when the Head of State paid a special visit to the institution on October 30. The school was the Governor General’s first stop in a tour of sections of Kingston to wrap up his islandwide Jamaica 50 parish tours. He told the gathering, which included parents and members of the wider school community, that he was ending the tour on “a very high note” at their school. The Governor General lauded the institution on its achievements over the years, noting that the school has received high commendation from the Ministry of Education. He also commended the parents for their support and urged the students to continue to “labour for learning”.    Following a musical presentation by the students, the Governor General, who was accompanied by Mayor of Kingston, Councillor Angela Brown Burke, toured the school campus and interacted with the school community. In an interview with JIS News, Vice Principal, Noel Pennant, said the visit was important because, “for us as a school, we look forward to persons of interest and importance coming to the school…it helps to boost the school morale (and) the students’ self esteem”. The Governor General then went on to Port Royal, where he toured Fort Charles and the Coast Guard Station.   He also visited the Caribbean Maritime Institute where he addressed teachers and students; the Gleaner Company for a conversation with business leaders; and the Kingston Book Shop, where he addressed Justices of the Peace. The Governor General’s Jamaica 50 tour began in March. In his Independence Day message, the Head of State told the nation that in celebrating the country’s Golden Jubilee, everyone should embrace justice and social equity – responding to the needs of the poor, marginalized, and weak, and being good neighbours to everyone.last_img read more