Weekly MP Report from Jay Hill

first_imgWastewater Management: to reduce the negative impacts of municipal wastewater effluent or storm-water effluent on human health and the environment, and improve the management of wastewater sludge. Roads: to improve road safety, mobility and sustainability; promote the rehabilitation of bridges, tunnels and other structures; and, support economic and community development. Shortline Railways: to help reduce congestion on highways and serve new freight customers by supporting the construction, rehabilitation and/or upgrading of tracks and structures for safe and efficient operations by shortline railways companies.Tourism: to construct or improve convention centres or exhibition hall-type facilities that increase the number of visitors to the community and the length and quality of their stay.Given that the deadline for applications is September 5th, my staff is already meeting with municipal staff throughout the riding to ensure they are well-prepared to seize this important opportunity, as well as other federal programs and services which can help them to better serve local residents. More information is available at: www.bcbuildingcanadafundcommunities.ca.And while municipalities are marking that date on their calendar, consumers may want to circle September 30th. That’s when the long-awaited National Do Not Call List (DNCL) will be launched. The DNCL is a service that will allow Canadians to reduce the number of unsolicited telemarketing calls they receive.Last December, pursuant to new federal legislation, the CRTC awarded a five-year contract to Bell Canada to operate the National DNCL. Currently, each telemarketer is required to maintain its own “do not call list”, for which you must register separately to reduce or avoid calls. With the DNCL, you will only have to register your Canadian telephone number on one list.The DNCL will be responsible for registering numbers, providing telemarketers with up-do-date versions of the National DNCL, and receiving consumer complaints about telemarketing calls. For more information go to: www.crtc.gc.ca/eng/dncl.htm.These are just two of the many new initiatives by our Conservative Government that will truly make a difference to individual Canadians and entire communities. The $272-million program, including $25-million for flood mitigation projects, will help small communities with mounting infrastructure pressures. I know that our local municipalities have long lists of projects to either rehabilitate aging roads and water and sewer systems or to ensure they can meet the growing needs of their community. Our Conservative Government, in cooperation with the Province of BC, is accepting applications from these smaller communities for the following types of projects:Drinking Water: to improve drinking water treatment and distribution systems and to protect drinking water sources, as well as increasing the number of households with access to safe drinking water.Advertisement MP Report by Jay Hill, M.P.New Federal Programs for Municipalities and Consumers LaunchedThis week brings news of long-anticipated launch dates for one federal program to help our local municipalities and another to help protect the interests of consumers across Canada.- Advertisement -The application period officially began this week for the Building Canada Fund Communities Component here in British Columbia. As part of the largest federal investment in infrastructure since the second world war, the Communities Component is specifically designed for municipalities with populations of less than 100,000 …that’s all the cities, districts, towns and villages in Prince George-Peace River.Advertisementlast_img read more

Arsenal snap up Martinelli, make move for Zaha

first_img“It is a dream since I was a child and also my family’s dream for me to be playing in Europe and playing for a big team like Arsenal. I am going to take this opportunity,” he told the Arsenal website.Martinelli becomes Arsenal’s first new recruit of the summer, while a reported £40 million ($50 million) bid from the Gunners for Wilfried Zaha has been rejected by Crystal Palace.The Eagles, who sold right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka for a deal worth up to £50 million to Manchester United earlier this week, are believed to value Zaha at £80 million.However, Zaha’s brother has pleaded with Palace to let him join the club he supported as a boy.Judicael Zaha told Sky Sports: “Given all that Wilfried has given to Crystal Palace to help them remain a Premier League club, I hope Palace will be able to see their way to agreeing a deal with Arsenal that allows Wilfried to realise his dream of playing European football for the club he’s supported since childhood.”Zaha is currently on international duty at the Africa Cup of Nations with Ivory Coast and scored in a 4-1 win over Namibia on Monday to help them reach the last 16.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Crystal Palace’s Wilfried Zaha is a target for Arsenal © AFP / Adrian DENNISLONDON, United Kingdom, Jul 2 – Arsenal have signed 18-year-old Brazilian forward Gabriel Martinelli from Ituano Futebol Clube for an undisclosed fee, the Londoners announced on Tuesday.Martinelli scored 10 goals in 34 appearances for Sao Paulo-based club Ituano and was called up for a training camp with the senior Brazil squad ahead of the Copa America.last_img read more

Anatomy of a pimping operation

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 restaurant160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Kasey Stinson served as the bait, using his youthful GQ charisma to lure teenage girls to the rented house in a middle-class Glendale neighborhood. Stephen Stinson, his older cousin, lent his brains to run the operation. Together, they ran a prostitution and pornography ring, turning the Glendale house into a Girls-Gone-Wild-style set with girls as young as 15. Now, both cousins are in prison, convicted on sexual exploitation charges. “These guys were smart,” Glendale Police Department Detective Matt Irvine said. “They’re con men, they’re smooth talkers. They’re not Neanderthals, but they’re ruthless.” Kasey, now 21, and Stephen Stinson, now 40, rented the house on the 300 block of West Lomita Avenue in March 2004. It was two months after Stephen was paroled from state prison for the fourth time. They drove flashy cars – Kasey a BMW, Stephen a white Lincoln Town Car. The cars were included on expense sheets Stephen put together for their blossoming operation. They set up a hard-core porn Web site that included advertisements for call girl services. Kasey, 19 at the time, lured four young girls. He would turn on his charm, give them clothes, food and a place to sleep. Two other girls were from his old high school in the Pasadena area. Kasey had the reputation of throwing the best parties in high school – he’d invite the best-looking girls and charge the boys a cover charge to get in so it was natural for girls to come to parties at his new Glendale pad. “These weren’t parties in the sense that you and I think of,” Irvine said. “These parties were seductions, preludes to sex scenes. It would be Kasey and Stephen and a half-dozen girls. There would be music, drugs and alcohol. It looks like an MTV video, and then the clothes start coming off.” The high school girls would participate in the sex videos, but they weren’t involved in the prostitution, Irvine said. “They were like tourists to the whole thing,” Irvine said. “They went home every night to their families, then they’d play hooky from school and go back to the house in Glendale. “There’s a metaphor that if you put a frog in hot water he’ll jump out immediately, but if you put it in cold water and slowly turn up the temperature, he’ll cook. That’s what these guys did – they gradually turned up the temperature.” The runaways and foster children would answer phones, using scripts prepared by Stephen. They claimed to be an escort service, never mentioning sexual acts. But once in the street, Irvine said, they had a menu of options, ranging in price from $40 to $250. None of the prostitution took place in Glendale, Irvine said. Instead, the Stinsons would drive out to Sylmar, Hollywood, Pasadena or Pomona. Kasey Stinson kept the girls in line by giving with a mix of charm and tough love. He’d buy them food – taking them to places like McDonald’s – and give them clothes. But if they got out of line or didn’t earn enough money, he’d beat them viciously. On June 25, 2004, a neighbor on Lomita Avenue heard a fight coming from the Stinsons’ house and called police. When officers arrived, they found Kasey Stinson beating one of the girls. Three months after the Stinsons opened shop, the Glendale police shut it down. After a joint investigation involving multiple police agencies and the FBI, Kasey and Stephen Stinson were charged with sexual exploitation. Kasey was arrested in July. Stephen fled, and then turned himself in two weeks later. Kasey Stinson reached a plea agreement in April 2005, pleading guilty to charges of child exploitation in return for a lighter sentence – nearly 12 years in state prison. Stephen Stinson was convicted in December of eight counts related to child exploitation. In January, he was sentenced to 22 years in state prison – and Kasey Stinson was given an additional four years for lying under oath during his cousin’s trial. “The verdicts we got, the plea and conviction we got, we owe a lot of that to the girls, their willingness to tell the truth about some really painful and humiliating things,” Irvine said. Josh Kleinbaum, (818) 713-3669 josh.kleinbaum@dailynews.comlast_img read more

LETTERKENNY ATHLETIC CLUB NOTES

first_imgTHERE will be a club meeting on Monday night at 8pm in Aura. All committee members are asked to attend. Michael Black stormed to victory in the inaugural 5miles New Year run in Letterkenny on Sunday. The local sporting fitness businessman and chairman of LAC clocked a superb time of 26.48 to take the honours, a minute ahead of club colleague, Ivan Toner (2nd – 27.36) and 24/7 Triathlon club member and well known local coach, Adam Speer (27.44).A total of 108 athletes put their toes to the line for the race and despite a stiff head win in the first section of the race the route produced very good times.The ever improving, Noreen McGettigan of LAC, won the senior womens race finishing 28th overall in a time of 32.25. The Kilmacrennan based athlete was ahead of club colleague Margaret Kelly (36th overall) in a time of 33.18 while Maria Boyle took third place in the women’s race with a time of 33.50.Elsewhere, the evergreen and inspirational Kevin Toner was first Over-60 finishing 27th overall in a time of 32.13 while Marty Gormley (17th overall in a time of 30.08) ahead of well known local financial consultant, Garvan McCloskey (31st- 32..38).Popular John Daly (12th overall- 29.46) was the first man home in the Over-40 category ahead of the improving Ciaran O’Donnell (23rd- 31.35).It was a very pleasing result for Ciaran on two fronts as he was one of the key organisers and brainchild behind staging the event. “We’re delighted with the turnout. It goes to show the appetite for good quality racing and there are more and more people getting into the sport which is great to see,” he said.Special mention must be made of husband and wife team, Seamus and Marjorie Morrison who along with their young son, Darragh, competed. Roll on a promising year ahead for all three.Three of Letterkenny AC’s leading track athletes had good runs in the British Midland Championships in Sheffield at the weekend.Dan Mooney set a new personal best in the 1,500 metres when clocking 3.46.02 to finish second in the A race. His club mate, Ruairi Finnegan, posted a time of 3.50.79 in the same race. Dan King broke the four minute barrier in the B race when finishing in 3.59.Peter Gibbons represented N.Ireland/Ulster U17 team in the Celtic Cross Country in Edinburgh last Saturday. Well done to stalwarts, Pauric McKinney and Gary Crossan who finished 8th and 10th respectively in the Northern Ireland Masters Cross Country Championship’s last weekend in Scotstown. The other club competitors were: Aidan McKenna 59th, Noel Lynch 80th, Cathal Roarty 86th. Barry Meehan finished 28th in Intermediate Race.The lotto numbers drawn last weekend were 10, 18, 19 and 24. There were four match two winners: Laurence Begley, Michael Carr, Austin Cribben and ‘Zico’. This weekend’s jackpot in The Glencar Inn is €980.LETTERKENNY ATHLETIC CLUB NOTES was last modified: January 10th, 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:Letterkenny Athletic Club noteslast_img read more

DONEGAL GAA CLUB USES TECHNOLOGY TO REACH DIASPORA FOR EXCITING PITCH DEVELOPMENT PROJECT

first_imgA Donegal GAA club are using the technology they have available to them – in an effort to reach their club diaspora now based abroad, to help fund their exciting new pitch development. Termon GAA club are using the internet to reach GAA supporters across the world, having taken on an ambitious project to develop a training pitch. Termon GAA are fundraising through a grand draw and members are selling tickets throughout Donegal.The internet provides an opportunity to reach GAA supporters nationally and across the globe so the club created www.termontickets.com where tickets for the grand draw can be purchased from anywhere.“There is a large GAA supporting population across the world and our own club Termon have a number of players and members living outside the area. www.termontickets.com will give anyone from our diaspora, and indeed the wider GAA community who wish to support our fundraising, the opportunity to do so.“ said Daniel O’Donnell, chairman of Termon GAA club and former chairman of Chicago Wolfe Tones, US.“We have a grand draw with lots of prizes including a €2,500 cash first prize, All Ireland tickets, weekends away and lots more”. Tickets for the grand draw are €10 or 3 for €20. More details at www.termontickets.comDONEGAL GAA CLUB USES TECHNOLOGY TO REACH DIASPORA FOR EXCITING PITCH DEVELOPMENT PROJECT was last modified: June 9th, 2016 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:DiasporadonegaldrawGAAnewsSportTermonlast_img read more

Donegal fan beats the bookies thanks to Ryan McHugh!

first_imgDonegal were defeated by Dublin this evening, and we’re all disappointed, but extremely proud of all the players and management staff for their efforts this season. However, the crushing pain of defeat has been softened some what for one Donegal supporter.Marianne Forker, from Burtonport, backed Ryan McHugh to score first at odds of 20-1. She fancied McHugh to find the back of net, seeing as he did so twice the last time the sides met in championship action.Marianne decided to have a punt and placed €25 on McHugh to find the net first, and that’s exactly what he did.Donegal trailing by six points, were desperately searching for a way back into the game, and they did thanks to a brilliantly worked team goal, which was finished off by McHugh. That goal meant that Marianne will now receive €525.00 for her bet.It’s not the first time she bashed the bookies, two years ago she placed €50 on Donegal to win at odds of 10-1 and won €500!!We didn’t get the result we wanted, but it’s always nice to see the bookie beat!Donegal fan beats the bookies thanks to Ryan McHugh! was last modified: August 6th, 2016 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:betBookiesgoalMarianne ForkernewsoddsSportlast_img read more

Men’s Basketball Heads To Bradley

first_imgBradley enters Saturday’s contest a game ahead of the Bulldogs in the MVC standings as Drake is in a two-way tie for fourth place. The Bulldogs have lost three-straight games for the third time this season. However, the last three-game skid was followed by five-straight wins. Earlier this season, Drake opened the MVC season with a 66-64 win over the Braves at the Knapp Center. Drake’s Nick McGlynn (Stoughton, Wis.) led the Bulldogs in that win with 11 points and 11 rebounds in just 22 minutes of action. The Drake University men’s basketball team hits the road to begin the month of February with a Saturday evening contest at Bradley. Tipoff at Carver Arena is set for 7 p.m. on The Valley on ESPN3. Live Stats Drake hopes to get out to a quick start as the Bulldogs have had to play from behind in those three losses, facing deficits of 25, 16 and 12 points. Drake Game Notes Story Links Live Audio ESPN3 That last loss, a 78-67 setback to SIU, saw Drake senior Reed Timmer (New Berlin, Wis.) score 22 points to inch closer to becoming Drake’s all-time scoring leader. The senior heads into the Bradley game with 1,780 career points and needs just 10 points to become Drake’s all-time scoring leader. Josh Young owns the current record at 1,789. Following Saturday’s game, the Bulldogs face MVC leader Loyola in Chicago, Feb. 7. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

STUNNING PICTURE SPECIAL: IAIN MILLER’S GREAT DONEGAL OUTDOORS: WINTER ON MUCKISH MOUNTAIN

first_imgIn this slightly colder article on the Donegal great outdoors, hidden gem series we are going to visit the north face of Muckish Mountain on a very wintery day.Winter in Ireland is a very fleeting mistress with a sudden drop in the ambient air temperature and an even swifter rise in temperature, Winter conditions in the Irish mountains can come and go in a single day.It is when a period of extended cold weather hits the Emerald Isle, it is then that its mountains are transformed into a true winter wonderland. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBrVLA_nSUMNorth Face of Muckish FilmAt the northern end of The Derryveagh Mountains in County Donegal lives a huge flat topped mountain called Muckish named from the Irish, Mucais or an Mhucais, meaning the pig’s back.The south face of the mountain holds the easiest and most popular route to it’s huge flat topped summit. With the north face of Muckish is a completely different beast as the entire face is dominated by a huge steep sided corrie.This corrie holds the remains of the ancient mining works used long ago to extract the high grade quartz sand from the mountain, the sand was then used to produce high quality glass.The old miners track into the corrie provides an excellent and easy summer navigation route into the corrie and up onto the summit of the mountain.When winter hits county Donegal this corrie is transformed into an outstanding winter mountaineering venue.The steep normally wet sides of the corrie freeze and are plastered with snow. With a few freeze/ thaw cycles this snow soon consolidates and is quickly transformed into superb neve.This neve provides outstanding underfoot conditions for winter walking into this magnificent corrie.The miners track is quite steep in places and a single walking axe and crampons are recommended as the track weaves it’s way up and through several amazing but steep gullies to the huge summit plateau.From the summit of Muckish Mountain the views are vast, uninterrupted and breathtaking as far as the eye can see towards the Slievetooey massif to the South. The Inishowen Peninsula to the North and the surrounding Derryveagh mountains. Muckish Mountain is living proof that you do not have to travel abroad for a truly great winter mountaineering experience.STUNNING PICTURE SPECIAL: IAIN MILLER’S GREAT DONEGAL OUTDOORS: WINTER ON MUCKISH MOUNTAIN was last modified: January 8th, 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:donegalIain MillerMuckish Mountainpicture specialThe Great Outdoorswinterlast_img read more

Plan to extend cycle lane from Letterkenny to Kilmacrennan moves step closer

first_imgOptions are being explored to extend a potential 20km (round-trip) cycle and walkway lane from Mountain Top, Letterkenny to Kilmacrennan, it was confirmed on Monday.The roads body overseeing the €19.3M Blue Banks project confirmed over the weekend it was reviewing options to extend the cycle and walkway lane.The current contractor has already been tasked with extending the cycle path from Coolboy to Illistrin but Transport Infrastructure Ireland confirmed the possibility of a further extended route is currently being examined. “Anyone who has travelled the new road from Kilmacrennan to Coolboy in the past couple of weeks will have seen the incredible result of this scheme delivered by Minister Joe McHugh,” said Eimer Friel, a Fine Gael council election candidate in the Milford Electoral Area on May 24th.“It was Joe who pulled together TII and Irish Water, knowing that the new supply from Lough Salt to Letterkenny – which benefits so many communities along the route – should be done at the same time as a new road.“Millions of euro were saved and the third benefit of this joined-up thinking was the cycle/walkway from Kilmacrennan to Coolboy. I am delighted to confirm that the current contractor has been tasked with extending this cycle path from Coolboy to Illistrin with options being examined to extend it to Mountain Top in Letterkenny.“I have no doubt that this will be an economic driver for Kilmacrennan with families and tourists taking advantage of this new 10km route. It also makes access to Termon and Glenveagh much easier for those wanting to undertake a longer cycling route.” Letterkenny Fine Gael candidate Bernie Moran says TII is moving ahead with the plans for the Illistrin to Mountain Top route.“The gradient on the route is an issue so the National Roads Office team in Donegal Town – who do incredible work for our county – are examining alternative ways of linking Illistrin and Mountain Top and routes are being examined at the moment,” said Moran.“I am delighted with this progress. Once completed, the route will be a 20km round-trip for cyclists and walkers to Kilmacrennan and back to Letterkenny – or the other way around. This is real progress being delivered by Fine Gael.”Friel praised contractors and sub-contractors for their work on removing the notorious Blue Banks bends and thanked local people and motorists for their patience.“There was a lot of disruption locally during construction of the new road but I think that has already been forgotten. The new route is simply stunning. Adding the cycle way extension is the cherry on the cake,” added Friel. Plan to extend cycle lane from Letterkenny to Kilmacrennan moves step closer was last modified: May 7th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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:kilmacrennanletterkennyMountain Toplast_img read more

Donegal Town Community Band crowned Ulster Champions at Fleadh

first_imgThe Donegal Town Community Band has been crowned Ulster Champions at the Ulster Fleadh in Castlewellan, Co Down. The band were awarded the prestigious award on Sunday afternoon.It is the first time the band have been crowned Ulster champions at senior level. The Ulster Fleadh returned to Castlewellan last weekend for a week-long celebration.Members of the band celebrating their victoryA special homecoming has been planned to welcome the team home at the Diamond in Donegal Town tonight (Sunday) at 8pm. Donegal Town Community Band crowned Ulster Champions at Fleadh was last modified: July 28th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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