Events for Saturday February 14th

first_img07:30 AM – 05:45 PM  Bantam AAA Tournament10:30 AM – 11:30 AM  Pre-School Storytime02:00 PM – 08:00 PM  Local Artist Show & Sale04:00 PM – 06:00 PM  FSJ Formula Tank Female Flyers take on Grande Prairie.06:00 PM  Sweethearts Dinner & Dance08:00 PM  Huskies vs. Whitecourt Wolverines08:00 PM – 11:00 PM  Live Music @ Ship to Shore Restaurant08:00 PM – 11:00 PM  Valentine’s Day Celebration with ‘Inroads Blues Band’TBA  Ladies Bonspiel For more community events visit Advertisement – Here is this list of community events taking place Saturday Feb 14thlast_img read more


first_imgA move by the National Roads Authority to fund a major new roundabout near the site of the former Unifi plant to help ease serious traffic congestion in Letterkenny is a massive boost, said county councillor Ciaran Brogan.Cllr Ciaran BroganHe said that before and since the N.R.A. acquired the necessary land two years ago for the purpose, he had made strong representations on the matterNow we have it confirmed that the proposed roundabout at the Business Park Road at Lisnennan has taken a step nearer. The roads authority is allocating funding towards a detailed design plan and the preparation of the tender documents, all of which is being done in conjunction with Donegal County Council.The work, the estimated cost for which is 2 million euro, will then to go tender with the planning process having been finalised some time ago.Cllr Brogan said “There have been huge issues with traffic congestion in this area for some years now and this will help ease them considerably. I have had frequent meetings with the N.R.A. where I have raised the issue and am delighted that they have agreed to come up with the funding of the proposed new roundabout’s construction.“This is very good news and the fact that the planning process has been successfully gone through means this will happen sooner rather than later. “I know there have been a lot of concerns about the traffic build-up in that area at certain times just as I’m well aware of the traffic tailbacks on the Ramelton Road.“I have also been vigorously pursuing the issue of the proposed Bonagee link route with the N.R.A. and will continue to over the coming months. But meanwhile, I feel the proposed new roundabout at the Unifi site will help enormously in the relief of traffic coming and going from that part of Donegal.”NEW ROUNDABOUT IS A HUGE BOOST FOR LETTERKENNY – CLLR BROGAN was last modified: September 9th, 2015 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:donegalletterkennyRoundaboutlast_img read more

Warriors’ Draymond Green to sit out Monday against the Hawks

first_imgORLANDO — Warriors forward Draymond Green will not play in Monday’s game against the Hawks in Atlanta, coach Steve Kerr said after Sunday’s loss to the Orlando Magic.Green, who is still dealing with the lingering effects of a right heel injury that recently sidelined him for three games, is experiencing inflammation in the heel. When he went to the bench on Sunday, a trainer bundled his right ankle in a large wrap as a precautionary measure.Green is still on a minutes restriction and played …last_img read more

New Air France Dreamliners raise the bar in premium economy.

first_imgAir France is offering some inexpensive opportunities to experience the first brand new aircraft type added to its fleet since the arrival of the Airbus A380 in 2009.The carrier’s first Boeing 787-9 took over the  4.5-hour daily flight from Paris Charles De Gaulle  Airport to Cairo on January 9 but it will also initially be used on shorter routes in Europe.The Dreamliner will move to long-haul service on the airline’s Paris-Montreal route on May 1 after the second of 16 787-9s arrives in spring. But there are opportunities to experience the newest addition to the Air France fleet on the cheap within Europe before that date. From February 6, flights AF1680/1681 between Paris and London-Heathrow and return will be flown by the first 787 (except on Wednesdays), with one-way economy fares offered at bargain prices as low as 66€.   With the deployment of the second aircraft, the airline is planning a round trip between Paris and Lyon in between flights to Canada to give flight crews an extra opportunity to rack up take-offs and landings.The new plane highlights one of Air France’s weaknesses:  its inconsistent cabin product, particularly in business class. Its business product ranges from aging angled lie-flat seats, especially in the A340-300 fleet and on the 10 A380s delivered since 2009, to the revamped cabins of the Boeing 777s. The rollout of the newest 777 product started in June, 2014, and it will still take until December, 2017, before all aircraft have been refitted.   Currently, 44 of 68 Boeing 777-200ERs and -300ERs have been upgraded. The airline will also keep its A340s for some time — nine of the airline’s 11 A340-300s, some over 20 years old, will only be phased out within the next three years. Air France fleet director Nicolas Bertrand told Airline Ratings during a 787 demo flight that the plan was to replace them one by one with the incoming Dreamliners.Because the ancient A340 cabins will continue to offer customers only a fraction of the comfort of the newer aircraft interiors, the biggest uncertainty surrounds the A380 fleet. “We are now making a plan and shall start retrofitting a new product from 2019”, says Bertrand, meaning that it will take at least until 2020, more than 10 years since the superjumbo’s   introduction, before passengers can expect to see enhanced A380 cabins matching the offerings of 777s or the 787.The wild variety of product levels won’t be helped by the introduction of the first Airbus A350-900s at Air France, planned for September 2019.  While partner KLM took the first 787s in November 2015, and now has eight in service, Air France will take the lead with the A350s.Air France’s Dreamliners offer 276 seats versus 294 on the 787-9s operated by KLM, the reason being that the Dutch don’t have a dedicated premium economy cabin. KLM has an “Economy Comfort” section, with an enhanced pitch of 35’’, that is otherwise an identical product to Economy. Air France takes pride in its new premium economy, which is making its debut on the 787s with a dedicated cabin (rows 11-12) with 21 seats in 2-3-2 configuration. “We use the Zodiac Airgo FX Premium seats and enhanced the pitch from 38’’ in our previous product to 40’’ now,’’ customer experience manager Fatou Gueye tells Airline Ratings. This is not the roomiest premium economy in the sky  —  JAL and China Airlines are offering up to 42’’ with the same seat hardware — but Air France’s newest product is easily among the best offerings  currently available, boasting a bigger recline of 130 degrees versus 123 degrees in the previous  fixed shell seats that were an industry innovation when introduced by the airline in 2009.  The screens for the 787’s in-flight entertainment system from Panasonic, as on the 777s, have been enlarged from nine inches to 11 inches.  Welcome innovations on the new product is the much larger foldout table, which can support a laptop easily, and new footrests which come up higher than previously to make the seat more comfortable for many passengers.A new feature in the otherwise unchanged business cabin is a smallish bar corner in a space next to door 2L.  The Air France 787 is also the first aircraft of the carrier’s 225-strong fleet to be wi-fi-enabled, a move that comes late compared to other international carriers such as Lufthansa or Emirates. “The technology wasn’t good enough, but now it is time,’’ says Bertrand.  Air France/KLM repeated this mantra and refused to sign up for on-board WiFi for years, allowing the competition to gain big advantages. The Panasonic eXConnect system using Ku-band satellites seems to work fairly well and fast, according to people who have used it on Air France’s 787 flights. However, the airline charges for data packages, the most customer-unfriendly solution, as passengers have no idea how fast their package is used up. Rather than offering a flat fee like Lufthansa, Air France charges from 5€ for 20MB, 10€ for 50MB and 30€ for 200MB. In September, Air France-KLM had signed with provider Gogo to equip a total of 124 long-haul aircraft of both carriers, 68 Boeing 777s and 15 Airbus A330s at Air France, but again only starting at the end of 2017.  There is also no word on any plans for the A380.last_img read more

Extra! Extra! Red Sox once again playing a lot of innings

first_imgHotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ It was past 1 a.m. at Fenway Park with the AL East leaders and Toronto tied at 4. The start was delayed for more than an hour by rain, and Pedroia and Chris Young homered for Boston.Both teams scored a run in the 11th to keep it going. In the middle of the 14th, there was a second seventh-inning stretch, with “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” again playing at the ballpark.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsThe Red Sox lost in 16 innings to the New York Yankees on Saturday. Boston and the Yankees then split a day-night doubleheader Sunday.Boston lost to Toronto 4-3 on Monday night — albeit in just nine innings. National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress China boxing star Zou primed for biggest battle yet Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Dustin Pedroia #15 of the Boston Red Sox crosses home after hitting a home run against the Toronto Blue Jays during the sixth inning at Fenway Park on July 18, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts. Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFPBOSTON — No rest lately for Dustin Pedroia and these Boston Red Sox.The Red Sox kept up their recent rash of playing extra extra innings when they went into the 15th early Wednesday against the Toronto Blue Jays.ADVERTISEMENT Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games LATEST STORIES Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ MOST READlast_img read more