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Prince George RCMP search for fraud suspects

first_imgPhoto: Prince George RCMP are searching for this female in a fraud case./submittedPrince George RCMP are searching for two female suspects who have been using a fraudulent credit card.- Advertisement -Police say the suspects have apparently forged a Sears MasterCard with a President’s Choice MasterCard.They say since the magnetic strip on the card does not work, the suspects have been asking employees to enter the card’s number manually.They also say between Dec. 4 and 6, more than $3,000 worth of products was acquired with the credit card at several businesses in the area.The first female is described as being Caucasian. She appears to be around 20 years-old and pregnant. She has long blonde hair with thin braids (corn braids).Advertisement The second female is described as being short and thin. She also has a darker complexion and short, black hair. She is also approximately 20 years-old.Anyone with information as to either woman’s identity is asked to contact the Prince George RCMP detachment at 250-561-3300 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.Photo: Police are hoping the public will help identify this female suspect./submitted.last_img read more

Weather Warning issued for South Peace River BC

first_imgEnvironment Canada has issued a special weather warning for the B.C. South Peace River district.Rain is expected to hit the area hard until Friday morning.“An upper low over the Alaskan Panhandle will track southeastwardtonight and lie over the southern interior on Thursday. Moisturewrapping around the low will give rain to the B.C. South Peace River district Thursday and Thursday night, with total rainfall amounts possibly reaching 50 mm by Friday morning. Additionally, freezing levels are expected to lower to 1000 metres Thursday night. As a result, rain may become mixed with or change to wet snow near Tumbler Ridge overnight into Friday morning.”- Advertisement –last_img read more

Mathare dampen Gor coronation party

first_img0Shares0000Gor Mahia midfielder George ‘Blackberry’ Odhiambo tries to find a way past the Mathare defense during their Kenyan Premier League clash at the Moi Stadium in Kisumu on September 30, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluKISUMU, Kenya, Sep 30 – Mathare United came from two goals down to draw 2-2 with champions Gor Mahia at the Moi Stadium in Kisumu on Sunday, on the day K’Ogalo were laying their hands on their 17th Kenyan Premier League title.Gor had gone ahead through goals from Jacques Tuyisenge and Humphrey Mieno in either half, but Mathare fought back with substitute Klinsman Omulanga pulling one back before Cliff Nyakeya restored parity from the spot. Under the sweltering mid-afternoon Kisumu heat, the game didn’t have much pace with both sides taking time to pass the ball around the simmering turf, pace hugely slowed down by the scorching 2pm heat.Mathare were building up from the back, young keeper Job Ochieng being hugely involved.However, it was Gor who broke the deadlock after eight minutes when Tuyisenge scored his 14th goal of the season after beating the offside trap to face Ochieng one on one and calmly place the ball beyond him.It was a positive start for Gor who were coming into the tie on the backdrop of three losses on the trot and with the feel good factor of the trophy day awaiting them, it was a brilliant way to get the party started.Gor Mahia striker Ephraim Guikan goes past the Mathare keeper Job Ochieng during their Kenyan Premier League clash at the Moi Stadium in Kisumu on September 30, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluMathare though were not about to let their hosts take them for an evening stroll and gave a fight and had chances of their own. In the 20th minute, Clifford Alwanga tried his luck with a shot from distance but it flew straight to keeper Peter Odhiambo.Four minutes on the turn, Gor had another brilliant opportunity to double their lead when Ephraim Guikan was sent through by Tuyisenge, the Ivorian doing everything right but placing the ball inside the net.Guikan did well to beat keeper Ochieng one on one but his eventual shot at goal was heroically cleared off the line by a sliding Samuel Olwande.The Slum Boys having dodged a bullet increased their forays upfront and on the half hour mark, keeper Odhiambo was forced to work extra hard flying to his right to block a volley from Alwanga after a corner had been flicked his way on the right.Gor Mahia defender Karim Nizigiyimana turns away from Mathare United’s John ‘Mavado’ Mwangu during a Kenyan premier League match at the Moi Stadium in Kisumu on Sunday September 30, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluK’Ogalo had another great chance five minutes to the break off a counter when George ‘Blackberry’ Odhiambo won the ball on the left and raced into the box, but his shot placed to the bottom left of Ochieng’s goal missed the target by a whisker.In the second half, Gor put their hands firmly on the steering wheel with Mieno scoring the second goal seven minutes after the restart, thumping home the ball from inside the box after a poorly defended corner.Mathare made changes with Daniel Mwaura and Omulanga coming on to strengthen the attack and the drew one back in the 67th minute when Omulanga tapped into an empty net when Mwaura had cut back a cross for him after going past keeper Odhiambo.The Slum Boys completed their comeback 10 minutes from time when former Gor Youth midfielder Cliff Nyakeya converted from the spit after Omulanga had been pushed from the back by Gor hard man Joash Onyango.Gor put in some hard work in the final 10 minutes to try get off with a win, but they could not get a goal to pick all three and raise the party mood.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more


first_imgThere is record overcrowding at Letterkenny General today with surgical clinics cancelled as staff struggle to cope.Dr Couse’s clinic has been cancelled. Fracture clinics do go ahead however.The 20 bed overflow ward is packed and there are 11 patients on trolleys after a large number of people used the Emergency Department overnight.   RECORD OVERCROWDING AT LETTERKENNY GENERAL HOSPITAL was last modified: January 30th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:RECORD OVERCROWDING AT LETTERKENNY GENERAL HOSPITALlast_img read more


first_imgSt.Patrick’s Day came early for revelers in one Donegal town today when passers-by found a rubbish skip full of discarded beer!Locals on Main Street in Letterkenny couldn’t believe their luck when they came across the assortment of free booze.The haul of beer contained dozens of cans and bottles of all brands of beer including Guinness, Fosters and Becks. The booze bullion came from a nearby off-license premises which was being renovated.The booze was noticed by a passer-by who soon began to unload the haul on the nearby footpath.Other passers-by began to join him in claiming the free booze.Some of the revelers used plastic bags to load their booze into before going off on their merry way! One passer-by said people were stopping to take pictures of the hilarious scene.“It was so funny. Traffic came to a bit of a standstill on the Main Street as these guys unloaded the skip.“There was one guy on top of all the other discarded rubbish who released there was a bevvy of booze below.“I don’t think they could believe their luck. At least they won’t have to splash out for booze on St.Patrick’s Day now,” he laughed.CHEERS! PASSERS-BY DISCOVER RUBBISH SKIP FULL OF FREE BEER was last modified: March 15th, 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:beerletterkennyskipSt Patrick’s Daylast_img read more


first_imgThe GAA could have sold out Croke Park twice over for Sunday’s All-Ireland final between Donegal and Kerry.At least Big Neil is guaranteed a ticket at Croker!The claim will be little comfort to Donegal fans who have still yet to get their hands on a golden pass.But Alan Milton, the GAA’s Head of Media Relations, said the game has generated exceptional demand. “I can’t quantify this precisely in that I haven’t logged every single request for a ticket, but my belief is that we could sell out Croke Park twice over for Sunday.“There are a number of factors: a) it’s a novel pairing b) the semi-finals were of a such a high standard that there’s big neutral interest and c) the numbers from each county who will travel back to Ireland – both Kerry and Donegal have a very strong overseas presence in the United States particularly but also farther afield.“Kerry haven’t won for five years and haven’t even been in a final for three. Throw in that Donegal come with a level of expectation after beating Dublin and may start as favourites and you can get an idea of the allure created by this fixture.“It might surprise people that this is on a par with Mayo and Donegal two years ago, which was the highest demand I’d ever seen for an All-Ireland final.” WE COULD HAVE SOLD OUT CROKE PARK TWICE OVER FOR FINAL – GAA was last modified: September 17th, 2014 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:all-irelandCroke ParkdonegalGAAKerrylast_img read more

Loving Caoimhín says heartbreaking farewell to mum and nanny

first_imgThe loving son of one of the three Donegal women killed in last Friday’s horrific accident in Co Louth has said a tearful farewell to the tragic friends.Tragic Caoimhín O’Neill survived the horrific crash which claimed the lives of his mum Mairead, grandmother Margaret McGonigle and his mum’s best friend Racheal Battles.The women, who were killed as they returned home from a dream holiday in Turkey, will be buried today in Bruckless. Caoimhín also lost in dad in recent years and has now lost his mum and his beloved grandmother.The 13-year-old, who only made his confirmation, took to Facebook to say a final farewell to his loving mum.He wrote “R.I.P Mammy Nanmy and Racheal fly high god bless GBNF (gone but never forgotten).”Dozens of people replied to Caoimhín’s post as he prepared to say a heartbreaking farewell to his mum and grandmother. A cousin of Caoimhín’s, Katie Goddard wrote “Stay strong cuz, you’ll get through this, how’s everyone doing?xx.”And brave Caoimhín replied “Grand sticking with it Katie.”Another woman, Lorna Lundy, wrote “Caoimhin, our love and prayers are with you all xx.”On his own Facebook page, Caoimhín has proudly displayed a picture of his mum, stepdad Pauric and himself on their wedding day.The village of Bruckless, on the outskirts of Killybegs, will come to a standstill on Monday when the three friends are laid to rest. Margaret McGonigle and Mairead Mundy’s remains will go to the Church of Saint Joseph and Saint Conal in Bruckless today (Mon) for funeral mass at 11am, with the burial taking place in the adjoining cemetery.Racheal Cassidy Battles’ remains will go to the Church of Saint Joseph and Saint Conal in Bruckless for 2:30pm funeral mass today (Mon) with burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.There will be a shuttle bus service to the wake houses from Bruckless National School.Loving Caoimhín says heartbreaking farewell to mum and nanny was last modified: July 26th, 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:Brucklessdonegalfuneralslast_img read more

Varicose Veins information evening to be held in Letterkenny

first_imgWould you like to learn more about Varicose Veins and the latest innovative treatments available? All are welcome to come and meet some of the Vascular Surgeons at The Clanree, Letterkenny on Thursday 21st June at 7pm, hosted by North West Independent Hospital Ballykelly. Varicose veins are prominent, superficial veins that are usually nothing more than a cosmetic issue. However, in some cases, varicose veins can also cause pain, aching, cramps, restlessness and ulceration. If you are suffering from varicose veins or thread veins, the NWIH can help:Here at the North West Independent Hospital, we offer a range of treatments for varicose veins and thread veins that will relieve you of these symptoms and improve the appearance of the areas in which they occur. Our treatments for vascular conditions include:Open surgeryJunctional ligation and removal of superficial veinsMicro-injection-sclerotherapyWe Will Choose the Vascular Treatment that Best Suits Your NeedsOur team will assess your condition fully before recommending the most suitable treatment to suit your individual needs. For example, some patients may be suited to laser treatment, VNUS treatment or VenaSeal (Glue) which is the latest treatment for varicose veins. This particular treatment involves a shorter recovery time and can be carried out under local anaesthetic. We can also administer treatments under a general anaesthetic, if you prefer.Our treatments are usually far less painful than our patients expect. During your consultation, we will explain your procedure and what you can expect at every stage. Why Should Varicose Veins be Treated?Varicose veins by themselves don’t usually cause any problems beyond the cosmetic issues that individuals find uncomfortable. However, they can cause pressure, and it is this increased pressure that may cause problems over time. For example, many of our patients can experience skin conditions such as ulceration, and this can mean that you have to wear bandages or other dressings on your legs.Our treatments nip the problem in the bud, and prevent painful symptoms from occurring in the first place. When we treat the root cause of the problem and remove the varicose veins, all underlying problems disappear too.What to Expect Following Your TreatmentOur surgeons are experts in vascular surgery and treatments, and have carried out countless procedures in the past. Your healing time will depend on the treatment you receive. We will also give you all the right advice you need about aftercare, and also the things you can do to prevent varicose and thread veins from appearing again. The treatments we offer are highly effective, and can relieve both the cosmetic and medical problems that vascular conditions like this can create. Speak to Us Today to Find Out More about Our Vascular TreatmentsIf you are looking for treatment for varicose veins or thread veins, speak to the team here at the North West Independent Hospital for more information about our consultations and treatments. We offer a range of options, and keep up to date with the latest innovative vascular treatments and technologies so that you get the best results.Give us a call today to find out more about our hospital, and to arrange your consultation. Call us now on 048 7776 3090.Varicose Veins information evening to be held in Letterkenny was last modified: June 18th, 2018 by Staff WriterShare 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:healthNorth West Independent HospitalnwihVaricose Veinslast_img read more

Wanted Dead or Alive: New Mammals

first_imgDo we know all our fellow mammals?  Further research has uncovered new furry creatures, fur sure.  Furthermore, some are dead and some are alive and well:Weird Tooth:  An “ancient mammal that defies classification” has been given a name, at least.  EurekAlert reported that Horolodectes sunae, found 30 years ago in Alberta, remains a mystery: “the creature mystified the researchers, who could not positively identify it, and exactly where it fits into the evolutionary ladder is still unknown.  Horolodectes remains an enigma to this day.”Dwarf Hoof:  A previously unknown dwarf water buffalo was found by chance in the Philippines, reported EurekAlert.  The Field Museum points to this as a classic case of “island dwarfing,” in which natural selection produces smaller species due to limitations on resources in isolated environments.  See also the New York Times and Science Daily reports.Super Camel:  A fossilized camel, twice as big as today’s models and as big as a giraffe or elephant, was found in Syria, according to the BBC News.  They think this previously-unknown species may have been living 100,000 years ago – maybe even a million.  “It was not known that the dromedary was present in the Middle East more than 10,000 years ago,” said one paleontologist.  This biggie had competition: “It may even have been killed by humans, who were living at the once water-rich site during the same period.”Mighty Mouse:  For a story about a mammal still wearing its fur, BBC News reported a “living fossil” rodent on Cyprus.  Mus cypriacus was thought to have gone extinct an estimated 9-10,000 years ago when humans arrived on the Mediterranean island.  It was thought that every species of mammal in Europe had been identified.  Apparently giant camels couldn’t stand up to human hunters, but humans never did build the ultimate mousetrap.“Living fossil” is the opposite of “Fossilized liver.”  Are you pretending to be alive, when your soul is dead?  Better to be a living fossil than a fossilized liver.  Live to the fullest while you can, before you become a dead fossil.  Solomon said, “Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might; for there is no work or device or knowledge or wisdom in the grave where you are going.” (Ecclesiastes 9:10).  You might want to check out this entry next.(Visited 7 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Mammals Worth Looking Up to (or Down at)

first_img(Visited 20 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 Furry friends around the world get respect from researchers who look at them carefully.Giraffes:  How do the world’s tallest mammals stand up safely on those long, skinny legs?  Researchers at the Royal Veterinary College wanted to know.  Science Daily notes that giraffe limb bones are under a lot of stress from the weight of these giants.  The secret is really groovy!  “Researchers from the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) of London found that a supportive ligament is protected by a groove in the animals’ lower leg bones,” the BBC News reports.  “This groove is much deeper in giraffes than in other animals, and the researchers say this helps the spindly-legged giants support their bodyweight.”  By measuring the predicted force on the limbs of giraffes that had died for unrelated reasons, the researchers found that the animals’ limbs are overdesigned: “the limbs remained upright and stable without any additional support and could even withstand greater loads.”Kangaroos:  Trivia question: what mammal walks on five legs?  The kangaroo, according to Nature.  “When kangaroos move slowly, their muscular tails work as a fifth leg.”  Even though kangaroos do not hail from Canada, a Canadian researcher found that “Per kilogram of body mass, the animal’s tail provided as much useful work as a single leg for a walking human.”Apes:  Do chimpanzees have a gesture language?  The BBC News claims that they can use 66 gestures to communicate 19 meanings.  Their voices, however, don’t seem to have anything to do with the gestured messages.Monkeys:  The diversity of facial decorations in guenon monkeys from Central and West Africa is remarkable, as this photo gallery in the BBC News illustrates.  The explanation given is that this diversity evolved in order to prevent interbreeding.  There are more than 25 species of guenons; their faces help keep the species distinct.Pandas:  A panda (but hopefully not its poacher) eats shoots and leaves.  They’re related to meat-eating bears, but pandas live on a diet of bamboo for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  How do they do it?  Science Magazine explains what researchers found by observing them in the wild.  The pandas roam different elevations to catch the nutritious early shoots for some seasons, and the mature limbs at other times.  They get enough nutritional variety this way to sustain them.  It works well, as a viral video shows how much fun they have.Rats!  Whiskers on a rat perform the same functions as fingers on a human hand, according to research at the University of Sheffield reported on Science Daily.  They’re called whiskers for a reason: the little mammals whisk them back and forth to gain tactile information on obstacles and their textures, much like a human in the dark might walk with hands outstretched.  Whisker sensation is not new to scientists, of course, but “until now they did not know to what extent animals were able to deliberately control their whisker movement.”Surprising mammal fossils:  A midget fossil tapir and hedgehog have been found in British Columbia, Science Daily reports.  It shows that the range of these creatures was once far more vast than it is today.  Live Science calls them “pocket pets.”  Both were a surprise to researchers, who found them by accident and didn’t expect to see tropical and forest mammals living side by side.Evolutionarily SpeakingHow do evolutionists explain the mammals reported above?Speaking of giraffes again, Live Science quoted lead researcher Christ Basu, who said, “I’d like to link modern giraffes with fossil specimens, to illustrate the process of evolution.”  Unfortunately, Basu didn’t point to any known fossil transitional forms that would fulfill his wish.The fossil discovery in Canada was called an “evolutionary experiment,” without acknowledgement that experiments are normally conducted by intelligent design.  As for how these complex, well-adapted mammals appeared there in small stature, they didn’t say.As for ape language, “the gulf remains,” one primatologist said.  While thinking the research was “commendable in seeking to fill the gaps in our knowledge of the evolution of human language,” Dr. Susan Schultz of the University of Manchester found the results “a little disappointing” in her opinion.  “The vagueness of the gesture meanings suggest either that the chimps have little to communicate, or we are still missing a lot of the information contained in their gestures and actions,” she said. “Moreover, the meanings seem to not go beyond what other less sophisticated animals convey with non-verbal communication.”  Perhaps she was thinking of crows.As for the guenon monkeys, one researcher trumpeted, “This is perhaps the strongest evidence to date for a role for visual signals in the key evolutionary processes by which species are formed and maintained, and it is particularly exciting that we have found it in part of our own lineage.” (BBC)  It’s not clear, though, why the monkeys would prefer not to hybridize or interbreed, if they all began as members of the same evolutionary branch.  The researchers assumed that geographic isolation led to the differences, but that’s a controversial hypothesis in the face of mounting evidence for sympatric speciation (speciation within the same geographic population).  Either explanation begs the question of speciation.Observers may wonder what to think about Robert Dudley’s hypothesis that drunken monkeys gave humans a thirst for booze (PhysOrg).  That’s what his new book, The Drunken Monkey, Why We Drink and Abuse Alcohol, tries to argue:So, I hypothesize that social facilitation of communication and food sharing and all these bright warm fuzzy feelings we get when we have a drink have basically evolved to facilitate rapid identification of fruit at a distance – you smell a plume, go upwind, and you get to the fruit. Fruit flies do it, we just don’t know if primates do or not.  But they might.  And once you get the fruit, you consume as much as possible before others do, or you share it with your close relatives, which is a well-documented behavior.  The positive psychoactive effects of alcohol may simply exist to enhance the efficacy of these behaviors and, ultimately, they are the targets of natural selection.It’s not exactly clear why a drunken monkey would bear more offspring, or how drunkenness would be coded in genes that would make some humans (but not all) want to get drunk today, ostensibly tens of millions of years later.  Note: Dudley grew up in a family with an alcoholic father.Even the strictest Biblical creationists like Ken Ham believe that quite a bit of diversification of mammals has occurred since the Flood just a few thousand years ago.  Answers in Genesis’s Creation Museum in Kentucky argues that the original created kinds did not look like any of the animals we see today.  After the Flood, animals dispersed and diversified to a remarkable degree according to programmed variability God built into each kind.  The difference between that and Darwinism is that programmed variability is not a blind, purposeless, unguided process.  It’s like pre-adapted software that could deal with a variety of new situations.  We should not be surprised, therefore, that guenon monkeys exhibit such diversity today.  On Noah’s ark, according to the Biblical interpretation, just one pair of each kind would need to be taken aboard.  The built-in programmed variability would serve the descendents well as they spread out over a drastically re-formatted world.  This is not mutation and natural selection; it’s a form of intelligent design that illustrates God’s forethought and planning for robustness against environmental perturbations like the Flood.The evolutionary interpretations stated above, by contrast, rely on storytelling about what blind, unguided processes “might” do.  In science, actual evidence is preferred to speculation.  If critics of Genesis become picayunish about “species” verses “kind” we remind them that the word species means kind in Latin.  It was used by Linnaeus, whose goal was to delineate the original created kinds.  Today, creationists do not believe that species correspond to the created kinds, but that’s just a matter of categorization; some kinds are species (e.g., Homo sapiens), some kinds are probably genera or families.last_img read more