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Huskies Fill the Bus sees 27,000 lbs. of food donated to Salvation Army

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Huskies’ Fill the Bus fundraiser for the Salvation Army Food Bank has once again shown how generous residents are in the Energetic City.On Sunday the team, along with volunteers from around the North Peace, collected roughly 27,000 lbs. of food for the local food bank. Hockey players from both the Huskies and the Northern Metalic Bantam Flyers helped collect food by going door-to-door in the chilly weather, while other volunteers filled boxes at the arena as donations streamed in.Peace River Hydro Partners once again made a huge contribution by donating enough food to fill one of the 745C rock trucks that are used on the dam’s construction. The over $5,000 worth of food was jointly contributed by PRHP employees, who pitched in $2,200 that was matched by the consortium. Other Site C Contractors who donated food and money were ATCO Two Rivers Lodging, Saulteau Safety & Security and Kikinaw Energy Services.- Advertisement – The Huskies' bus during the team's Fill the Bus fundraiser in 2016. The bus had mechanical issues on Tuesday night, causing that night's game to be postponed. Photo by Chris Newton The Huskies’ bus during the team’s Fill the Bus fundraiser in 2016. The bus had mechanical issues on Tuesday night, causing that night’s game to be postponed. Photo by Chris Newton Photo by Chris Newton Photo by Chris Newton Photo by Chris Newton Photo by Chris Newton Students at Alwin Holland Elementary also pitched in with 1,168 items of food. Other organisations that made major donations included: Canadian Tire, Tim Hortons, Domino’s, Save On Foods, M&M Food Market, the Fort St. John Rotary Club, and BMO.Huskies executive and Fill the Bus organiser Alan Karasiuk said that the most poignant moment of the event came on Sunday evening when the completely full bus pulled up to the food bank. Karasiuk said that when they arrived, the shelves in the food bank’s storage room were practically bare. The donations were incredibly well-received by the Salvation Army, especially since the economy has been hard-hit in recent years.last_img read more

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Top 10 REVEALED! How much TV money Europe’s top clubs earned

first_img =1. Real Madrid and Barcelona – €140m earned from TV money for 2013/14 league season – By far and away the highest earning teams in Europe, in terms of TV money are and will probably continue to be Real Madrid and Barcelona. The Spanish giants boast a duopoly of La Liga broadcast money, picking up a reported €140m each last season. The duo annually pick up around three-and-a-half times as much as the next Spanish team – Valencia earned €48m for the same period – and close to eight times as much as last season’s bottom placed club Almeria (who pocketed just €18m). 8. Everton – €102m earned from TV money for 2013/14 league season – Click the arrow to see who is number one – The Toffees enjoyed another strong season last year, narrowly missing out on a top four finish. That placing helped the Merseysiders break through the €100m barrier for TV earnings and while they aren’t faring anywhere near as well this year, they should pick up a similar amount. 10 3. Man City – €115.8m earned from TV money for 2013/14 league season – Click the arrow to see who is number one – Last season’s Premier League champions, Man City collected a well-deserved €115.8m in league TV money, but they were not England’s highest earners in this regard. 7. Man United – €106.9m earned from TV money for 2013/14 league season – Click the arrow to see who is number one – Last season was certainly one to forget for the Red Devils on the pitch, but off of it was a different story. Healthy commercial growth paired with increased TV revenue was a massive positive for the club. Despite finishing the campaign in seventh, United pocketed €106.9m in TV money. That is more than Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund and Bayer Leverkusen combined. 10 10. Newcastle United – €92.8m earned from TV money for 2013/14 league season – Click the arrow to see which clubs earned the most TV money in European football last season… – In 10th place it’s the Magpies who, despite finishing the season in 10th, still pocketed a reported €92.8m in television money alone. That figure is over two-and-a-half times as much as Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich. With the current campaign looking to be heading in the same direction, expect Newcastle to collect a similar amount this time around. 10 9. Juventus – €94m earned from TV money for 2013/14 league season – Click the arrow to see who is number one – Last season, Serie A TV rights saw the league make a reported total of €841.1m, but by far and away the highest earners were champions Juventus, who pocketed 11 per-cent of the pot. To put it into perspective, that princely sum is more than Paris Saint-Germain and Marseille’s combined TV earnings for last year. 5. Arsenal – €111.4m earned from TV money for 2013/14 league season – Click the arrow to see who is number one – Perennial top four finishers, Arsenal’s lack of a title challenge towards the business end of last season didn’t seem to affect the Gunners’ TV earnings too much, with Premier League broadcasting earning the club a reported €111.4m. While their league position is under greater threat this year, it has been forecast that they will pocket even more for the current campaign. 10 10 6. Tottenham – €107.6m earned from TV money for 2013/14 league season – Click the arrow to see who is number one – The North Londoners were frequently seen on television screens on Sundays, due largely to their participation in the Europa League. The result was a cool €107.6m earned through broadcast revenue. 2. Liverpool – €117m earned from TV money for 2013/14 league season – Click the arrow to see who is number one – That honour goes to Liverpool, who pocketed a massive €117m as broadcasters intently focused on their failed title challenge. It was the highest amount earned by an English club by far, but it comes nowhere near the most for a European side. 10 4. Chelsea – €112.9m earned from TV money for 2013/14 league season – Click the arrow to see who is number one – The Blues look like being runaway winners of the Premier League this season, but last year they could only reach fourth spot in the TV money table. Chelsea picked up a reported €112.9m from Premier League screening rights alone. 10 10 10 The power of football broadcasting rights has grown to unprecedented levels in recent years, and that looks set to continue as media heavyweights battle it out in the latest round of Premier League TV bidding.It has been estimated that screening English football will be worth an estimated £4.4bn for the period 2017/19, but how does that measure up to the rest of Europe?We took a look at the reported earnings of the continents’ biggest clubs in terms of TV money and the figures are astounding.Despite being the highest earners in Germany – picking up €36.9m in TV money last season – Bayern Munich are nowhere near the top ten, neither are Borussia Dortmund (€35.5m), French champions Paris Saint-Germain (€44.6m) and even Italian giants Inter Milan, who earned a pretty sizable €80.4m for the same period.But who makes the top ten? Click the arrow above to find out… 10last_img read more