Tourmaline to invest $1.7 billion in creating more jobs in natural gas sector

first_img“There’s a lot of money coming into this area from Tourmaline alone, and what does that mean? Well, Allan talked about family-supporting jobs, hundreds of jobs – hundreds of directs and hundreds of indirect jobs – for this area as a result of their investment.” FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Tourmaline Oil Ltd. held an announcement on Saturday, October 12, in Fort St. John regarding a major investment and a grand opening of a new deep-cut natural gas facility in Gundy.On hand for the announcement was B.C. Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, Michelle Mungall, Fort St. John Mayor Lori Ackerman, Taylor Mayor Rob Fraser, Dawson Creek Mayor Dale Bumstead, Peace River North MLA Dan Davies, and Peace River South MLA Mike Bernier.Tourmaline’s Chief Operating Officer, Allan Bush, announced that the company will be investing an additional $150 million in expansions to the new Gundy facility over the next few years.- Advertisement -Bush says Tourmaline also has plans of investing $1.7 billion dollars, over the next five years, to create more full-time and indirect jobs for people in areas such as production operations, construction, and technology.According to Bush, in the past four years, the company has invested $1.8 billion dollars in capital projects relating directly to the Peace Region, with $312 million of that going to local vendors.Minister Mungall says this investment is huge and is one that is expected to create hundreds of family-supporting jobs for people living in Northeastern B.C.Advertisementlast_img read more

CHARITY BOSS LAUNCHES STINGING ATTACK ON ‘DONEGAL TUESDAY’ EVENT

first_imgHundreds of students queue outside The Hole in the Wall bar in Galway for ‘Donegal Tuesday.’A chief executive for a leading Irish charity has launched a stinging tirade regarding the Donegal Tuesday RAG week event currently being enjoyed by students in Galway.Barnardos chief executive Fergus Finlay who is also involved with (Stop Out Of Control Drinking) slammed the event, and said Ireland has an unhealthy relationship with alcohol.The annual event which takes place every RAG week has again grabbed national attention after hundreds of students starting queuing since 8am this morning to gain entry to the event. Some students queued for up to THREE hours to get into The Hole in the Wall pub in Galway for the ‘Donegal Tuesday’ event.The boozy session is expected to last all day, and Gardaí have had to employ an operational plan to help steward the event which has provoked outrage across media platforms today.Finlay phoned into the Joe Duffy show on RTE and disclosed his fears about the event, in which he indicated that people were going to get hurt.Finlay said, “One of the things we [Stop Out of Control Drinking] wanted to do to be honest was try to hold up a mirror to that deeply unhealthy relationship with drink in Ireland. “I don’t know if you can hold up a better mirror,” he said.“People queuing up to get into a bar and drinking at 8am in the morning, it’s just ridiculous.“Some people are going to have a whale of time, some people are going to get very badly hurt, some people are going to wake up tomorrow morning wondering what they’ve done.“Some people are going to live with the consequences of a riotous day for months and perhaps for years to come.“It’s all track-able I think to this idea that we have in Ireland that if there’s drink on offer, we’re going to be the first in the queue. “They’re the pictures from the early part of the day, the pictures from the later part of the day, you know, won’t be easy to look at“People are really going to get hurt before this day is out,” he said.CHARITY BOSS LAUNCHES STINGING ATTACK ON ‘DONEGAL TUESDAY’ EVENT was last modified: February 18th, 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:BarnardosDonegal TuesdayEventFergus FinlayHome-page Newsrag weekSlammedlast_img read more

Lucas: South Africa’s 2010 champion

first_img‘A dedicated South African’ Source: BuaNews Former Leeds United and Bafana Bafana captain Lucas Radebe has been named South African Tourism’s 2010 ambassador to the world. A more suitable candidate you would struggle to find. Radebe will work with South African Tourism to help grow interest in South Africa globally, not only as host of the Fifa spectacular, but also as an amazing holiday destination. In December 2000, Radebe received the Fifa Fair Play Award for his contribution in working with South African children, and in 2004 he was ranked 54th in the Top 100 Great South Africans list. 14 August 2009 “Now, more than ever, it is important to be an optimistic, dedicated South African with a ‘can do’ attitude, and few people embody this spirit better than Lucas,” Van Schalkwyk said. “Africa has waited a long, long time for the honour of hosting the world’s biggest sporting spectacular,” he said. “I am excited at the impending reality of welcoming the world’s greatest footballers to my homeland. Radebe said he was excited and honoured to be appointed to the position. The 40-year-old Soweto-born former Kaizer Chiefs and Leeds United captain is no stranger to the 2010 project – he has been a Fifa ambassador for SOS Children’s Villages, and has worked with one of the tournament’s sponsors, First National Bank. “He possesses all the qualities demanded of an ambassador. “He loves South Africa. He loves travelling in South Africa. He knows our destination well, and he is proud of being a South African. He is truly an inspiration.” Speaking at a function in Johannesburg this week, Tourism Minister Marthinus van Schalkwyk said South African Tourism looked forward to working with Radebe as 2010 approached “to spread the message of the anticipation and optimism sweeping our country.” “We are delighted to welcome Lucas on board,” said SA Tourism acting CEO Didi Moyle, describing Radebe as a “champion of South Africa’s ability to successfully host the World Cup.”last_img read more

Rice 2nd, Chalupsky 9th in Molokai

first_imgRice led with less than two kilometres to go in the brutal 52km crossing of the Kaiwi Channel, also known as the Channel of Bones, but was beaten to the finish at the Hawaii Kai Town Centre by former Olympic gold medallist Clint Robinson of Australia, who took the laurels in just less than four hours. RESULTSClint Robinson (Aus) 3:55:24Sean Rice (RSA) 4:00:43Cory Hill (Aus) 4:06:04Sam Norton (Aus) 4:12:43Craig Flanagan (RSA) 4:21:07Martin Kenny (Aus) 4:21:19Mike Walker (NZL) 4:21:44Dane Sloss (Aus) 4:26:50Oscar Chalupsky (RSA) 4:28:24Michael Beyer (Haw) 4:28:27Zsolt Szadovszki (Hun) 4:28:41Grant Kenny (Aus) 4:29:27Simon Longdill (NZL) 4:30:02Matt O’Garey (Aus) 4:31:08Jeff Le Marseney (Aus) 4:32:50 The race organisers have committed to holding the event in a four-day window period in the future to take advantage of optimal downwind racing conditions. “Congratulations to Clint for the win today,” said Chalupsky, a 12-time Molokai winner. “It was very tough for me today, but the ninth was all I could expect in the headwind conditions. Oscar Chalupsky’s bid to claim a 13th Molokai Challenge surfski marathon title in the year that he turned 50 ended with a ninth-place finish in Hawaii on Monday, with fellow South African Sean Rice coming within a whisker of winning the race on debut. 21 May 2013 “It was probably the toughest Molokai I have done. My average speed was 11.5km/h, when we usually average around 16km/h on a typical Molokai.” SAinfo reporter As they approached Portlock Point, the race had become a two-horse affair, with Rice taking the lead over Robinson, and the duo well clear of the rest of the contenders. String outRobinson gradually took the race by the scruff of the neck, sticking close to the rhumb line, and an hour-and-a-half into the race the field had strung out with Robinson leading Sam Norton, Sean Rice, Dane Sloss and Chalupsky, in fifth. Chalupsky led a bunch of contenders including Robinson and Rice on a northerly line from the start, staying on the rhumb line, while Martin Kenny spearheaded a group that went slightly further south.center_img “It is an international event, there are a handful of local Hawaiians and everyone else has flown in, so holding it over a window period is the way to go,” said Chalupsky. Local star Pat Dolan had clung tenaciously to third but was caught out by the massive surf at China Wall and dumped, smashing his ski into three pieces. ‘Started well’ Australian Miranda Davis won the women’s race, with a 25th place finish overall. ‘A long haul’“Conditions were really tough, but the wind from the right cooled things down a bit,” said Robinson. “It was a long haul.” By the time the leaders approached the legendary China Wall, where the surf was breaking in a 10-foot wall on the inside line close to the cliffs, Robinson was back in front, and caught a wave into the finish at Pillars and the town centre. Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material “I started really well, but as the headwind wore on the younger guys started to come through – you can see that in the results. Racing on flat seas in extreme heat and a slight northerly wind from the side, the race turned into a relentless grind with no downwind runs available to the paddlers.last_img read more

Retired sub-inspector beaten to death in Allahabad

first_imgIn a shocking case, a retired police sub-inspector in Uttar Pradesh’s Allahabad district was beaten to death in broad daylight on Monday. The incident was captured by CCTV.As per visuals from the spot, three men were seen mercilessly beating the victim with rods and sticks after they threw him off his bicycle in Shivkuti area of Allahabad on Monday. The victim, identified as Abdul Samad, died in a private hospital.Police have registered a murder case and arrested one of the three accused, said Allahabad Senior Superintendent of Police Nitin Tiwari. “One of the three persons seen in the CCTV footage, Mohammmad Yusuf, has been arrested,” said Mr. Tiwari.Additonal SP City Brijesh Kumar Srivastava said five others had been detained by police for questioning, while the main accused was still at bay.Police said the accused and the victim were distant relatives and had had a long dispute over land but added that the local police station had not received any complaints for the past 7-8 months. “The accused had a criminal history. His sons are also involved. If he has a past record we will take strict action,” said Mr. Srivastava. The Allahabad High Court has taken cognizance of the incident and sought a report from the police asking them to explain why culprits are not yet arrested despite CCTV footage.last_img read more

‘Left SAD as they do not deserve me’

first_imgFormer Army Chief General Joginder Jaswant Singh said on Friday that he had left the Shiromani Akali Dal because they did not deserve him. General Singh had quit the SAD last year and recently joined the SAD (Taksali), a breakaway faction of the former. “I left Akali Dal because they do not deserve me. It is not that they told me to go. I told them (Badals) that I cannot be with you,” he told reporters here. The former Army Chief had joined the SAD in 2017 and had unsuccessfully contested against Chief Minister Amarinder Singh from Patiala during the Assembly election that year. General Singh, who became the first Sikh to be appointed as the Army chief in 2005, accused both the SAD and the Congress of defeating him by hatching a conspiracy. “A political game was played against me,” he said.last_img read more

SEA Games: Perlas Pilipinas rallies to stun Thailand

first_imgWATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Photo from Fiba.comPerlas Pilipinas made its way out of what looked like the end of the road to shock Thailand, 69-67, in the 29th Southeast Asian Games women’s basketball tournament Wednesday night at MABA Stadium in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.The gutsy Filipinos pulled off a houdini act late after finishing the game with a 16-2 run capped by the game-winning basket by Allana Lim off a nice assist by Frances Mae Cabinbin with less than 20 seconds to go.ADVERTISEMENT PH women’s squash duo cop bronze LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chiefcenter_img The Philippines was on its way to seeing its gold medal hopes go down the drain after trailing, 65-53, with 5:19 remaining.But the seemingly insurmountable lead only paved the way for Perlas’ character to show up and heroes to stand out.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutBack-to-back baskets by Lim and Pontejos, who also shone on the defensive end with a couple of crucial steals down the stretch, tied it at 65 with 1:47 left.The Thais momentarily stopped the bleeding to regain the lead, but Analyn Almazan knotted the count again at 67 with 42.4 seconds remaining before Lim and Cabinbin conspired for the clutch play. LATEST STORIES SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games The Philippines redeemed itself from a 78-68 loss to Indonesia to improve to 3-1. LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension View commentslast_img read more

North Queensland Junior Champs

first_imgTownsville Brothers touch club dominated the North Queensland junior championships last weekend. Brothers were present in six of the nine grand final matches played on Sunday with three of their players – Jacob Abel, Jason Norford and Nathan Norford – named players of the final. The ever-growing event saw 92 teams, comprised of more than 1000 players, compete at the titles. Of the 92 teams, 40 travelled from cities around the region, including Mackay, Cairns, Atherton, Cloncurry and many places in between. It was a close contest in the under-10 girls division with Gordonvale defeating Townsville Crocs 3-2 in the final. Gordonvale’s Tahila Smith was named player of the final. The boys under-10 division was a walk-over for Sharks White who defeated Brothers 8-2. Jacob Abel of Brothers was player of the final. In the under-12 girls division, Mackay defeated Bowen 4-3 and player of the final was Mackay’s Olivia Hadok Quadrio. In the boys grand final clash Frogs Green annihilated Brothers 10-0 with Ivan Lynch of Frogs named player of the final. The older division games saw Cairns down Redskins 4-1 in the under-14 girls with Cairns’ Connie Finlay player of the final. Brothers Blue dominated the under-14 boys final defeating Brothers White 9-2 with Jason Norford of Brothers Blue player of the final. In the top division, Sharks defeated Brothers 4-3 in the under-16 girls final while Brothers thrashed Bowen 10-1 in the under-16 boys. Crystal Browne of Sharks and Nathan Norford of Brothers were players of their finals.Thanks to Glen Richardson for providing the article content.last_img read more

10 months agoNapoli coach Ancelotti: Ronaldo hasn’t changed since Real Madrid

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Napoli coach Ancelotti: Ronaldo hasn’t changed since Real Madridby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveNapoli coach Carlo Ancelotti hasn’t seen a difference in Cristiano Ronaldo at Juventus.The pair worked together at Real Madrid.“I saw him when we played against Juventus,” Ancelotti explained to Tiki Taka.“We didn’t speak afterward though. He seems like the usual Ronaldo to me, he’s always a very decisive and motivated player.“I don’t think he’s changed much from when I coached him. He remains a top player, one who makes the difference.” last_img read more

10 months agoWolves striker Austin Samuel pens new deal

first_imgWolves striker Austin Samuel pens new dealby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWolves striker Austin Samuel has penned a new two-and-half year contract.The 18-year-old joined Wolves as an under-8 player, progressing through the Academy system, and will now remain a part of the club until 2021.In 2009 Samuels was spotted by a local scout and first signed for the club in May that year, having previously played locally for Newbridge Rangers.Since then he’s rose as high as under-23 level this season, appearing six times in all competitions for Rob Edwards’ side.The striker netted in victories over Newcastle United and Sunderland, and featured in the Checkatrade Trophy against Mansfield Town’s first-team. He could come into contention for the under-23s’ return to action against West Brom on Monday. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more