The competition begins today, and will wrap up this Saturday, March 16.Fort St. John’s Oscars recently won the zone championships to earn a berth at the AAA Basketball Championships.- Advertisement –
WHIITTIER – Los Angeles County Department of Public Health officials were at the Whittier Farmers Market on Greenleaf Avenue in Uptown this morning, as part of the agency’s “Just Be Ready: Prepare Together” public education program designed to encourage Los Angeles residents to build an emergency preparedness kit and create a family emergency plan. Officials were distributing literature and other helpful items to help residents prepare for the next big quake. For more on this story, pick up tomorrow’s Whittier Daily News. 165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Transportation Minister Todd Stone says research has shown that drivers not keeping up with the flow of traffic cause more accidents than speeders, so the review may end up with both increased and reduced speed limits in some areas. “This review will build on the good work done on speed limits over the years by involving the public in the discussion,” he says. “We want to ensure those travelling on our highways can do so as safely and efficiently as possible, and we’re interested in what British Columbians have to say as our review of speed limits and other important safety issues moves forward.” Input is also being sought on reducing wildlife-related crashes, and how slower vehicles can travel more safely. – Advertisement -The public is being invited to comment starting this November, as well as attend one of eight community forums. A date and location for the Dawson Creek public forum has not yet been released.
According to the FBI data, the estimated volume of property crime also decreased 2 percent last year. That was mirrored in Los Angeles, where property crimes fell from 117,285 in 2005 to 105,459. Some incidents rose in Los Angeles – including robberies, which climbed from 13,797 in 2005 to 14,353 last year. Violent crime in Los Angeles dropped last year from the previous year, according to crime statistics released by the FBI this morning. Los Angeles’ drop comes despite a nationwide increase for the second consecutive year, with cities across the country reporting a nearly 2 percent increase in homicides and overall violent crimes from 2005 to 2006. According to the report, Los Angeles had 30,526 incidents of violent crime – down from 31,767 the previous year. Homicides dropped slightly from 489 to 480. Los Angeles also followed the national trend in forcible rape, showing a drop 1,105 to 1,059 last year. Nationally, rape crimes dropped 2 percent. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
YIGIL, South Korea – “There are now three people who are interested in buying this land,” said Lee Heung-bok, a real estate agent, standing atop a hill and waving with his left hand at some 57 acres of pristine river and green mountains inhabited by wild black boars. “One person is interested in building a golf course,” he added. “Not right now, of course, but sometime in the future.” “A golf course will take more than 10 years,” said the potential buyer, Park Jae-yong, standing next to Lee and holding a newspaper over his head against the midday sun’s glare. “Right now, even if we build a golf course, nobody would be able to come in here anyway.” Yigil is a farming village by the demilitarized zone dividing South Korea from North Korea. It lies inside what is called the Civilian Control Zone, an area extending some 10 miles south of the DMZ and restricted to residents and soldiers. Others must get passes to enter the zone, where the military has restricted construction to low-lying buildings. Lee, the real estate agent, said some speculators were also buying land inside the 2.5-mile-wide DMZ itself, paying the equivalent of $1,300 an acre to the title holders. “It’s so cheap,” Lee said. “But it’s a recent phenomenon. There is the expectation that one day there will be reunification.” The site of one of the Korean War’s fiercest battles, much of Chorwon was a no man’s land until the government sent 150 war veterans here in 1967, telling them that if they de-mined the land, they could keep some of it. “We just did the work with shovels,” said Yoo Chul-hoon, 70, one of the original 150 and a resident of Daema, a village a few miles west of here. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas CityBarricades flank the zone’s main roads, built in such a way that they can be made to collapse and slow down invading North Korean tanks. Hanging on barbed wire alongside many forested areas are red and orange triangular signs warning about land mines. Yigil lies so close to North Korea that a tunnel leading from the North to the South, dug by North Korean soldiers, was discovered nearby in 1975. Despite all that, warming ties between South and North Korea have been drawing speculators such as Park to Yigil and other villages here in the middle of the peninsula. In the past three years, prices have risen so much that agents and locals here say even areas with land mines have doubled or tripled in value. Land next to the DMZ may fetch only $9,200 per acre – cheap by the standards of South Korea’s real estate bubble – but it could not even be given away a few years ago, real estate agents say. Prices could rise further after the summit meeting between leaders of the two Koreas. Interest in land just south of the DMZ increased after the first such meeting in 2000, as the threat of war diminished and South Korea adopted a policy of engaging the North economically and politically. Agents and officials here say buyers considering land for country houses or other developments are looking outside the Civilian Control Zone. Land inside the zone, where building is still restricted by the military, is drawing speculators. “Some have bought land-mined areas for a cheap price, de-mined them and resold them for a profit,” said Kim Young-sun, a real estate specialist at Chorwon County, which includes Yigil as well as other villages in and outside the zone.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsThe United States and key European nations as well as Canada, Australia and Japan contend Iran’s cooperation has been spotty and insist it must obey a Security Council order to suspend enrichment. In comments outside a meeting of the IAEA’s 35-nation board, chief Iranian delegate Ali Asghar Soltanieh portrayed Washington as standing alone in saying Tehran has not met its commitments. He said the Americans should “come out of … isolation” and recognize Iran is cooperating with the IAEA. VIENNA, Austria – A senior Iranian envoy called Thursday for the U.N. Security Council to close the file on his country’s nuclear activities, saying Iran is close to dispelling fears about its intentions that have prompted sanctions. But the U.S. said Tehran only wants to “distract the world” while moving closer to being able to make atomic bombs. Washington and its allies suggested further U.N. penalties might be in the offing unless Iran suspends uranium enrichment and complies with other Security Council demands. Coming as the board of the U.N. nuclear watchdog convened to discuss the Iranian program, the conflicting statements reflected the chasm between the views of Iran and the West on what Tehran needs to do to escape further U.N. punishment. The Islamic Republic asserts it is fully cooperating with the International Atomic Energy Agency’s investigation, and says once that is finished Iran will have met all obligations regarding its nuclear program. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Phat Kiidz are three best friends from Donegal who were brought together by their love of hip-hop to form a music group.The members are Happymore Mutyoro (Hapz), Samuel Kasenga (Sam) and Ndoda Madolo (Doda Jawn).The three artists were born in different parts of Africa – namely Zimbabwe, Zambia and South Africa. In July 2016 they released their breakthrough hit of the summer GAA Jersey along with Goats Don’t Shave’s Pat Gallagher. The GAA Jersey single and video received more than 100,000 views on YouTube and received huge reviews. They also got a call from RTE to perform on The Late Late Show. This winter, Phat Kiidz released their long-awaited EP – Long Lane Mixtape. With tunes such as Letterkenny, the trio are putting their hometown on the map in the hip-hop world.The group will also host their Home Grown mixtape launch in An Grianan Theatre on November 25th, where they are promising an unmissable night of entertainment. This is Phat Kiidz’ Donegal…My Donegal….What is your favourite place in Donegal and why?Sam: Bundoran. We used to go a lot in the summers when we were young for swimming and surfing in the sea. It’s a childhood memory. If you could change one thing about Donegal what would it be? Hapz: I’d say bring back the train links to major cities, Dublin, Galway etc.Who is the one person in Donegal that you look up to and why?Doda: We look up to other young unsigned artists in our community, doing the same as we doing. They keep us motivated, and love what we are doing.Daniel O’Donnell or Packie Bonner? Hapz: Packie BonnerWhat has been Donegal’s proudest moment in recent years?Sam: Winning the 2012 All-Ireland. There was a big party in Donegal for about a month. What has been the biggest compliment you’ve ever received?Doda: That Phat Kiidz are going to change the world. What is your favourite Donegal-made product?Sam: Kinnegar Craft BeerWho is Donegal’s greatest ambassador around the world and why?Hapz: Dan O’Donnell – great artist, great guy, songs like “Donegal Shore” and “Home to Donegal” represent the county well.Who is Donegal’s most successful businessperson in your opinion?Doda: Jason Black. He runs a very successful business and does a lot for charity. In fact he came and spoke at one of our events “Be Well Week” through the Donegal youth service. And he’s the first Donegal man to climb Everest. Who is your favourite Donegal sportsperson of all time?Sam: Packie Bonner – legend, known all around. What is your favourite Donegal restaurant?Hapz: Stateside – good burgers, good ribs. Overall good food.Donegal’s golden eagles or basking sharks?Doda: Golden eagles What is your favourite Donegal saying or expression?Doda: “The craic’s ninety”What is the biggest challenge facing the people of Donegal today?Sam: In my opinion increasing population. It means there needs to be enough services for everyone. But these issues are being dealt with I’m sure. What is your favourite Donegal food?Hapz: Football Special cheesecake.Is there anything that really annoys you about Donegal or its people?Sam: Nothing at all. Do you have a favourite local band?Doda: Of recent Goats Don’t Shave. They were a massive collaboration in the summer. Their new album “Turf Man Blues” is good also. If you had a million euro to improve something in Donegal what would it be?Hapz: With a million euros I would invest in youth clubs around Donegal. Get more young people involved and changing our society. For they are the future generation.What has been the most exciting moment of your career so far?Doda: Late Late Show for sure. Being on national TV, watched by hundreds of thousands of people was a moment we will never forget. And also putting on a show our mothers were proud of was the highlight of our young career. Is there anything about Donegal that you are very proud of?Sam: Proud of the GAA team. It’s one big family, everyone in the county is supportive, and they are great sportsmen.My Donegal… with Donegal’s number one rap trio Phat Kiidz was last modified: November 8th, 2016 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)Tags:MUSICMY DONEGALphat kiidz
Words & Pix Brid Sweeney: Up to 150 Children left our small Community Lower Rosses on Saturday morning for the annual trip to Croke Park which is now an important part of the Club year at Naomh Muire.No other Club in Ireland will take as many to a big match year after year….why…..because they haven’t a bus company like Bus Feda who sponsor the trip and have done so down the years.Although the Club coaches and the Club itself assist greatly in ensuring the young children get their day at Headquarters …it is the unselfish gesture by the O’Domhnaill family that makes this trip at such a token price possible. Go Raibh míle maith agaibh. PICTURE SPECIAL: GENEROUS GESTURE ENSURES NAOMH MUIRE ANNUAL TRIP TO CROKER! was last modified: August 10th, 2014 by John2Share 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:BRID SWEENEYBus FedaCroke ParkdonegalNAOMH MUIREO Domhniall
Seamus ColemanSEAMUS COLEMAN will be in the Ireland team which takes on Scotland at Celtic Park in Glasgow on Friday evening.Aiden McGeady and James McCarthy are also expected to be fit for the clash.Coleman shook off recent injury worries to help Everton to a point against Stoke at the weekend. When Eto’o slipped a neat pass to Coleman in the area, Wickham sent the Everton right-back crashing to earth. Baines converted the penalty and the spoils were shared.Martin O’Neill is including the uncapped duo of Derby defender Cyrus Christie and Ipswich forward David McGoldrick in his final 27-man squad.REPUBLIC OF IRELAND (Squad for Euro 2016 qualifier v Scotland, Glasgow, Friday, 7.45pm and friendly international v USA, Tuesday November 18th, Aviva Stadium)Goalkeepers: David Forde (Millwall), Shay Given (Aston Villa), Rob Elliot (Newcastle Utd), Darren Randolph (Birmingham). Defenders: Seamus Coleman (Everton), Cyrus Christie (Derby County), Ciaran Clark (Aston Villa), Richard Keogh (Derby County), John O’Shea (Sunderland), Alex Pearce (Reading), Stephen Ward (Burnley).Midfielders: Robbie Brady (Hull City), Darron Gibson (Everton), Jeff Hendrick (Derby County), James McCarthy (Everton), Aiden McGeady (Everton), James McClean (Wigan), David Meyler (Hull City), Anthony Pilkington (Cardiff City), Stephen Quinn (Hull City).Forwards: Kevin Doyle (Crystal Palace), Robbie Keane (LA Galaxy), Shane Long (Southampton), David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town), Daryl Murphy (Ipswich Town), Anthony Stokes (Celtic), Jon Walters (Stoke City).SEAMUS COLEMAN NAMED IN IRELAND SQUAD FOR SCOTLAND CLASH was last modified: November 10th, 2014 by John2Share 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:evertonIrelandseamus coleman
Latest Transfer News TOP WORK Sassuolo have also been chasing the 26-year-old, while Torino joined the hunt for him earlier this week.And now, according to Gazzetta dello Sport, Torino are set to sign Izzo in the coming days. targets three-way race IN DEMAND Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ 1 Torino have beaten West Ham to the signing of Genoa defender Armando Izzo.The Hammers had shown an interest in the Italy international after scouting him last season. Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti REVEALED RANKED LIVING THE DREAM Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Manuel Pellegrini has missed out on Izzo targets Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland LATEST Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father moving on Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing The club have agreed a fee of £8.8m with Genoa for the centre-back and personal terms are being finalised.West Ham’s offer had interested Izzo, but he has decided to continue his career in Serie A instead.