One Man Dead in Grande Prairie Area Crash

first_imgIn the Alberta Peace, a 39 year old Grovedale man is dead, following a two vehicle crash last night, about three kilometers south of Grande Prairie.The RCMP says it occurred about 9.15 on Highway 40, and the deceased was operating a motorcycle, which collided with a sport utility vehicle.A police report says, the 22 year old Grande Prairie woman driving the southbound SUV, allegedly collided with the northbound motorcycle, while she was making a left hand turn onto Township Road 710.- Advertisement -That report also rules out alcohol as a crash factor, and says the police investigation continues into the cause of the collision.last_img read more

Sevilla president discusses Unai Emery’s future amid Everton links

first_img1 Sevilla boss Unai Emery Everton managerial target Unai Emery ‘is not on the market’, according to Sevilla president Jose Castro.The Toffees are still searching for a new head coach following the sacking of Roberto Martinez, and it is believed they have the three-time Europa League-winning Spaniard on their short-list.There have been suggestions that the 44-year-old could look to leave the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium this summer, however, Castro insists Emery will not be leaving.“The coach has understood our idiosyncrasies perfectly,” he told Sevilla TV.“He is crazy about football, the hours he puts in, how he manages the squad. I say that now after being successful, but also at the start of the season.“I can tell you he has said he is not on the market, and is not thinking about anything else.”last_img read more

DONEGAL LORRY DRIVER CHARGED AFTER CONTAINER DEATH

first_imgChelmsford Magistrates Court where the two lorry drivers are to appear later today.A man from Donegal has been charged following the death of an Afghan migrant found in a container at Tilbury docks in Essex, England.Stephen McLaughlin, from Carndonagh in Inishowen but who has been living at Rose Park in Limavady, Co Derry is one of two lorry drivers charged with conspiring to facilitate illegal entry into the UK. The other is  Timothy Murphy  (33), of Elmgrove in Derry city.McLaughlin was arrested on the A1 in Banbridge, Co Tyrone on Tuesday while Murphy was detained after voluntarily attending a police station in Essex the following day.They are due to appear before Chelmsford Magistrates Court today.The dead man, Meet Singh Kapoor (40), was one of 35 people from Afghanistan, including 15 children,  discovered after dock workers heard banging and screaming coming from one of the containers which had been shipped in from Belgium.Those found inside were taken to hospital, with many suffering from the effects of severe dehydration and hypothermia.The migrants were said by police to be victims of people trafficking.Those found inside were taken to hospital, with many suffering from the effects of severe dehydration and hypothermia.The 34 survivors include 10 men, nine women and 15 children, with their ages ranging from one to 72.They are all in the care of the British Home Office after being discharged from hospital and questioned by police.They are seeking asylum in the UK.It is believed they were in the container for about 18 hours.DONEGAL LORRY DRIVER CHARGED AFTER CONTAINER DEATH was last modified: August 23rd, 2014 by johngerardShare 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:CarndonaghcontainerdeathdocksdriverEssexlorrymclaughlinmigrantsstephentiblurylast_img read more

MET EIREANN ISSUES DOUBLE ALERT FOR NEXT 3 DAYS

first_imgMET EIREANN has issued a double weather alert for County Donegal.A Yellow Status warning is in place until 3pm today, Friday.A second more serious Orange Status alert has been issued for Saturday, through until lunchtime on Sunday. Both storms will be accompanied by heavy rain, turning to sleet and snow on higher ground.Here are both warnings:STATUS ORANGEWind Warning for Munster, Connacht and Donegal An Atlantic storm depression will track to the northwest of the country later Friday night and Saturday.Southwest winds gusting 100 to 130 km/h, strongest across the Atlantic counties.Frequent heavy showers, some thundery with sleet and snow for a time mainly on higher ground.High coastal flood risk too due to the combination of very high spring tides, extremely high waves (greater than 10 m), low pressure and onshore winds – southwest, west and northwest margins most at threat.Issued:Thursday 30 January 2014 10:00 Valid:Saturday 01 February 2014 00:01 to Sunday 02 February 2014 01:00STATUS YELLOWWind Warning for Munster, Leinster, Connacht, Donegal, Monaghan and CavanSoutherly winds with mean speeds of 45 km/h will gust up to 85 km/h. Heavy falls of rain also especially in Connacht, Munster and Leinster, with falls of 25 to 40 mm expected, highest on higher ground in the southwest. Precipitation may initially fall as wet snow.Issued:Thursday 30 January 2014 10:00Valid:Friday 31 January 2014 03:00 to Friday 31 January 2014 15:00MET EIREANN ISSUES DOUBLE ALERT FOR NEXT 3 DAYS was last modified: January 31st, 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:donegalMet Eireannrainsnowstorm warningsweather alertwindslast_img read more

NEW COLUMN: STOP KILLING YOUR KIDS WITH KINDNESS

first_imgNEIL BARRETT is one of Donegal’s best known fitness trainers, nutritionists and sports scientists.In a new series of articles for Donegal Daily, he will be writing about – and helping to tackle – an issue many people chose to ignore…obesity, and in particular childhood and teenage obesity.STOP KILLING YOUR KIDS WITH KINDNESS: BY NEIL BARRETT A bit of an alarmist headline but it gets your attention and, in essence, it’s very much true. After a very damming report last week relating to the rate at which Irish children, adolescents (and adults) are fast becoming the fattest in Europe, I have been asked by Donegal Daily to write a series of articles pertaining to health, nutrition and fitness specifically for adolescents that I hope will help the teenager, parent, guardian or carer make changes that deliver a long-lasting result.All the information is out there on healthy eating and exercise but unless you have a background in biomedical sciences it is extremely difficult to decipher the good information from the bad.Over the coming weeks I hope to offer advice on fitness, nutrition and healthy lifestyle habits for teenagers to help them make choices for a more fit, healthy and happy life.Phones, tablets, internet, X-Box, social media, alcohol, fast food…. the list of variables affecting adolescent health and fitness goes on. Teenagers are under huge amounts of pressure whether it’s exam stress, self-esteem, peer pressure or hormonal.Only 12 per cent of 10- to 18-year-olds get the recommended level of at least 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity every day. One in four is obese or overweight.So let us begin with this, if your child has a higher than average body fat % they are overweight because of you!You are responsible for them, you do the shopping, make the breakfast, lunch and dinners. Period!Now that is not to say it is directly your fault, you didn’t do this on purpose. But it is in your best interests to become aware of what your child should and should not be doing on a daily basis. Healthy lifestyle practices during adolescence are very important for lifelong good health and quality of life.Most parents are very much aware of the healthy principles for growth periods from ages 1 to 4.However, information on healthy lifestyle practices for the adolescent to adult period is less readily available.This is an extremely important period in all our lifetimes and one which has become very distorted in modern society. Think about this: the incubation period for most environmental disease (cancer, heart disease etc.) is 20-30 years.The highest rate of incidence is 40+years, therefore the foundations of heart disease and cancer begins in our teens and early adulthood.We know of no better preventable measure against all known diseases than healthy eating and an active lifestyle.Read my article next Thursday, and every Thursday, for a look at ways to help our teens reap the rewards of healthy habits.ABOUT NEIL:Neil Barrett MSc. BSc. Hons. Rnut. ANSI. UKSCA. MSc. (Master of Science in Human Nutrition)BSc. Hons. (Bachelor of Science in Sports Science & exercise physiology)RNut. (Registered Nutritionist with the UKVRN)Lecturer (Letterkenny Institute of Technology)UKSCA accredited Strength & Conditioning coachCrossFit level 1 trainer (ANSI)TRX & Rip60 Master trainer (Freemotion)Kettlebell level 1 trainer (Agustu)Coaching Ireland accredited & registered level 1 weightlifting coachPre & Post Natal exercise professional (NCEHS)A master Nutritionist, sport scientist, exercise physiologist, lecturer, gym owner & professional strength & conditioning coach, Neil is one the most highly qualified & experienced individuals working in the Irish fitness sector.Upon completion of a Master’s degree in nutrition, Bachelor of Science Honours Degree in exercise science & physiology & affiliation with three separate Strength & Conditioning governing bodies, Neil ventured to the nation’s capital where he was based for the last 3 years working as a freelance nutritionist for Hewlett Packard, Aviva, Allied Irish Bank & Dell, devising & delivering with great success nutrition workshops & plans for their employees.In addition to his nutritionist work he has also worked as a lecturer & presenter for University of Limerick, Coaching Ireland, The Lucozade Sport Education program, Profi-Fitness International teaching school, the Irish Rugby Institute & more recently he joined the lecturing staff at the Letterkenny Institute of Technology.His most fulfilling ventures to date however lay in his work as a strength & conditioning coach. His first experience in this area came in 2008 when he worked as a Performance analyst with the Sports Institute of Northern Ireland at The University of Ulster in Jordanstown. Here, he was exposed to the training techniques that influence a team/individuals ability to improve performance & he became hooked.Since then he has worked as the primary coach for many Dublin based GAA & rugby teams, St. Eunan’s GAA, Donegal U21 GAA, Irish triathlete’s & GP2 international professional racing drivers. Furthermore, he has also worked as a secondary coach/intern with the coaching staff of the Irish Senior International Soccer Team, the Italian Senior International Rugby Team, Aston Villa F.C., Millwall F.C. & MK Dons F.C.In 2010 he discovered CrossFit, the most innovative & advanced fitness training program to date. This has brought his own fitness & training techniques to a new level, which he implements in his program design. In 2013 he travelled to the home of CrossFit in California where he became an ANSI accredited CrossFit Level 1 certified trainer.After many years in academia, travelling & working away from home, Neil has returned to his home town of Letterkenny to impart all he has learned to help those in his local community. By combining his exercise physiology & nutrition background Neil has forged a place as Ireland’s leading weight management & performance consultants.In June of 2013 Neil opened the doors of his first business venture, CrossFit Letterkenny, which has since expanded to the largest training & nutrition centre in Donegal, Fit-Hub Ireland Ltd.  The success of the facility hasn’t gone unnoticed as Neil & his team were awarded Best Business Start-up by the Letterkenny Chamber of Commerce 2014.  Neil also undertook the primary Strength & Conditioning roles with St. Eunans Senior GAA and helped them to the county championship & a first ever Ulster semi-final for the club.NEW COLUMN: STOP KILLING YOUR KIDS WITH KINDNESS was last modified: May 13th, 2015 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:healthNutritionobesityteenagelast_img read more