Photo: 98 Ave. has been closed off to traffic after a water main break, Thursday./Adam ReaburnThere has been another water main break in Fort St. John.- Advertisement -The small break occurred Thursday on 98 Ave. at 100 St.The road is currently closed in front of the old Co-op Mall.Energeticcity.ca is currently looking into the break and will pass on more information if it becomes available.
Finn Harps Football Club has again teamed up with Donegal County Council to assist in the promotion of Road Safety in the County.Finn Harps have offered the Donegal Road Safety Working Group a free advertising hoarding in Finn Park to continue its ongoing commitment to raising the awareness of the dangers on our roads.Finn Harps will begin their Premier campaign with an exciting game against the runners up in the Premier division last season, Cork City at Finn Park on Friday 24th February and the winners of the Art competition will be announced at this game. The Road Safety advertising hoarding will be designed by a student from one of the county’s Primary Schools through an open art competition. The competition was officially launched in Letterkenny Educate Together Primary School by Donegal County Councils Chief Executive, Seamus Neely, Cllr. John Ryan, John Campbell, Finn Harps F.C., Grace Ann McGarvey, Grace Ann Consultancy and schoolchildren from Letterkenny Educate Together.Road Safety Officer, Brian O’Donnell, with Seamus Neely, County Manager, Paddy Harte, Finn Harps Chairman, John Ryan, Chairman SPC Roads and Transportation, Brendan Kelly, Kellys Toyota, Aine Fabisiak, Principal Educate Toghether, John Campbell, Finn Harps, and Grace Ann McGarvey, Grace Ann Consultancy at the launch of the Donegal Road Safety Working Group and Donegal County Councils Finn Harps Road Safety Schools Poster Competition at Educate Together in Letterkenny on Tuesday last. Photo Clive Wasson.Speaking at the launch, Brian O’Donnell, Road Safety Officer said, “The art competition is aimed at encouraging children to express their thoughts on responsible road safety behaviour.Our hope is that getting children involved at an early stage will assist in establishing responsible road behaviour at a young age. Communicating road safety messages as seen or expressed by children through posters or other means can often change the behaviour of parents and family members.We are delighted with the continued efforts of Finn Harps Football Club to help us promote greater awareness of the dangers on our roads. We had over 700 entries from Primary School children last year and I would especially like to thank the teachers for their continued assistance in promoting the art competition”. Cllr. John Ryan said “We are delighted with the continued efforts of Finn Harps Football Club to help us promote greater awareness of the dangers on our roads. The competition will help raise awareness, change behaviour and influence their parents about road safety and it will be an excellent reward for the winner to have their work displayed in Finn Park for all to see.Paddy Harte, Finn Harps Schools Programme Chairman stated: “Finn Harps are delighted to be again involved in this Road Safety initiative with the Donegal Safety Working Group. Finn Harps have been involved in this initiative for several years and over that period it has grown from strength to strength.“As the Senior Soccer Club in Donegal Finn Harps are delighted to be in a position to deliver the road safety message to School children in Donegal.“Currently there are 65 Primary Schools registered with the Finn Harp’s Schools Programme with a total of 7,000 children involved. Through the Road Safety Art competition every child in primary schools in Donegal will have an opportunity to participate”.Entries must be original and the applicant’s own work and should be on paper no larger than A3 size. Details are currently being sent to all primary schools in the county and the competition has a closing date of the 3rd February 2017. Information on the competition can be obtained from Brian O’Donnell, Donegal County Council on 074 9172360 or John Campbell, Finn Harps on 087 3872973. The closing date for the competition is 3rd February 2017 and entries should be sent through the school to: The Road Safety Art Competition, Road Design Office, Donegal County Council, Lifford, Co. Donegal.Finn Harps continue to have Road Safety as a priority for new season was last modified: January 10th, 2017 by Chris McNultyShare 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)
New Delhi: A delegation of Kashmiri Pandits met BJP General Secretary B.L. Santhosh here on Wednesday and said they were ready to return to the Kashmir Valley from where they fled in 1990. The delegation led by Satish Mahaldar, however, demanded creation of clusters for the community in Anantnag, Srinagar, Badgam, Baramulla, Sopore and Ganderbal where they could live. The delegation said 419 Kashmiri Pandit families had shown willingness to return to the troubled Valley. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’ Besides physical rehabilitation, the delegation also sought economic rehabilitation, job reservation, renovation of all temples in the Valley and relaxation of norms, especially in securing state subject certificates for their children. Santhosh said his party was committed to the return of the displaced Kashmiri Pandit community to their home state and their rehabilitation. “Security and welfare of the minority community of Kashmiri Pandits in Kashmir is of utmost importance and the government will take steps accordingly,” he said. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&K Santhosh assured the delegation that all possible help would be extended for their return. Thousands of Pandits fled the Kashmir Valley where they had lived for centuries in the wake of the start of a separatist campaign in 1989-90. A couple of weeks ago, the delegation met Minister of State for Home Affairs Kishan Reddy and has held dialogue with political leadership and religious heads in Kashmir. The Pandits’ plan to return to the Valley has got unprecedented support from Muslim leaders in the Valley. Also, mainstream political parties, civil society, the bar association, traders association and several other bodies have openly supported the community’s desire to return to the Valley.
New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday announced a special campaign against dengue that will involve wide participation of people in preventing spread of mosquito-borne diseases. Kejriwal said he himself along with his ministers and government officials will help check mosquito breeding. “I appeal to Delhi residents to give ten minutes every Sunday from September 1 till November 15, in ensuring there is no stagnant water in their houses or surroundings, which causes breeding of dengue carrier mosquito,” Kejriwal said at a press conference. The chief minister said efforts like establishing Mohalla Clinics and fever clinics have led to 80 per cent decrease in dengue, chikangunya cases in past three years. The government will ensure participation of school children, resident welfare associations and other stakeholders in the campaign.
APTN National News WINNIPEG–A bill requiring First Nations bands to publicly disclose the pay and expenses of their politicians is set to become law, Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt said during a press conference in Winnipeg.The First Nations Financial Transparency Act, also known as Bill C-27, has passed the Senate and will receive Royal Assent sometime Wednesday.“This legislation recognizes that First Nation members want no less than other Canadians when it comes to knowing how public funds are spent in their communities,” said Valcourt. “They want assurances that their governments manage resources to improve the lives of the people they serve.”The new law will impact about 580 First Nations under the Indian Act requiring them to publish chief and band councillor salaries and expenses on the Internet.The law will also require First Nations to publish their annual audited financial statements by July 29, 2014.AFN National Chief Shawn Atleo blasted the new law, saying it “would not support” accountability and gives “more power to the Minister of Aboriginal Affairs.”Atleo said the AFN opposed the bill at every stage because it did little to change the broken relationship between Ottawa and First Nations people.“We do not support unilateralism that further entrenches us in a system that doesn’t work for our people or Canada,” said Atleo. “The answers lie in our communities and with our citizens, not with more control from Ottawa…Canada needs to listen and to act.”The genesis of the bill began in October 2010 when Conservative Saskatchewan MP Kelly Block introduced a private member’s bill aimed at increasing the financial transparency of First Nations governments. Block’s bill, however, died after the minority Harper government fell in March 2011.The Harper government, however, formed a majority following the federal election and in the Speech from the Throne indicated its plans to follow through with the aims of Block’s bill. The current version of the Act was introduced in November 2011.A report on by the Canadian Taxpayers Federation found that 82 band chiefs and councillors made more than the prime minister’s $317,574 salary in 2008-2009. In Alberta, 47 chiefs and councillors made more than the prime minister that year.First Nations chiefs passed a resolution in 2010 agreeing to publish their salaries and expenses, but they blasted Block’s original bill, calling it “unnecessary” and “heavy-handed.”
State Rep. Gail Haines yesterday hosted Michigan’s first Clinical Trial Awareness Day at the Capitol. Twenty-eight different medical institutions from around the state attended to present information on 44 different clinical trials.“I am so pleased we were able to bring awareness to the great medical research that is taking place across our state,” said Haines, R-Waterford. “Many of these clinical trials focus on some of the most debilitating diseases a person can suffer from such as cancer, diabetes and mental illness. Clinical trials are a way for patients to find hope and therapeutic comfort.”William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Sparrow Medical Center in Lansing, and the Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit were some of the organizations present. They were able to give the public a glimpse of the more than 3,400 clinical trials that are taking place in Michigan. These trials have provided 95,000 jobs and brought $12 million to Michigan’s healthcare industry.“The medical research and devices that are being worked on here in Michigan can provide so much for our economy,” Haines said. “I think as we continue to look at ways to improve our financial infrastructure and road infrastructure, that it is important for us to include our medical infrastructure in that conversation.”For those interested in discovering more about the clinical trials in Michigan visit www.clinicaltrials.gov, where there is a searchable database that shows all current and past clinical trials in the state of Michigan.“Clinical Trials in Michigan provide new hope for patients,” Haines said. “However, many people do not know how to find about them. My hope is that this day was an opportunity to learn more about what trials are offered in our state, and it is my goal to make Michigan even more research friendly for the future.”##### Categories: News 31Jan Clinical Trial Awareness Day great success