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Some will see an increase, others a decrease with new water rates

first_imgIts all about conservation when it comes to the new water rates that could go into effect in 2009.City Council spent Monday afternoon listening to a report from Victor Shopland the Director of Infrastructure and Capital Works for the City of Fort St. John on 5 possible new rates for water.  Council picked option 5 which will see a minimum charge of $45 per property and $.75 per metre cubed in water, with bills continuing to be sent out each quarter.That new fee if passed in early in 2009 by council will go into effect as of January 1st, 2009.  The City says 53% of residential customers will pay less than the current flat fee of $73 and 48% of commercial customers will also see a drop.  As for everyone else, Victor Shopland says it’s time for residents and commercial users to start conserving water.- Advertisement -[asset|aid=731|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=moosefm_news-20081215T2022.mp3]City staff presented council with a few examples if the new rate goes into effect.  A family of four without conservation will see their quarterly bill range from $116 to $228, meanwhile a family of four that conserves water could see their bills range from $51 to $63.  Both examples were based on actual Fort St. John residents.  The highest bill normally occurs during the summer months when residents use more water.Several other changes could go into effect January 1st.  The new bulk rate at the cities bulk water station will go from $1.50 per metre cubed to $2.50.  Residents who have refused to have a meter installed will be charged a flat fee of $150 per quarter.  Plus anyone who pays their bill early will receive a 5% discount.  By the end of the week the city hopes to only 100 more water meters to install.Advertisement This new rate will allow the city to run the water and sewer system at a break even point and allow for future capital improvements.  The City says at the current water consumption rate major infrastructure will have to be replaced in 10 years, with conservation the same equipment is expected to last 15 to 20 years longer.For more read the attached report.In the past water was included in property taxes.  That changed when the City decided to switch to water meters in every residential property (meters have been in place in businesses for several years).  With that project wrapped up, the City will now switch to a per usage billing system for water.last_img read more

May 30 Community Events Pictures

first_img                                                                                                                      Pictures: Amber Davy Hair dressers from Becky’s Hair Stylists shaves two boys from Robert Oglivie for Bluey Day. Both students each raised over $2,000 for the FSJ Hospital Foundation.          Picture: Amber Davy– Advertisement -A ladies team from CNRL sporting the slogan, “Bald is Beautiful” raised over $10,000 for Bluey Day.                                                                                                        Picture: Amber DavyThe Darren Almond Memorial Foundation held a “Walk-In Step Fundraiser”. It was a 5 km walk in Fort St. John to raise money for families with medical related traveling expenses. Picture: Amber DavyGolfers taking part in the “Special Olympics Golf Tournament Fundraiser” try to play their best despite the strong winds.                                                                                             Picture: Amber DavyKids race each other down at the Motor Cross Speedway in Taylor.                Pictures: Amber DavyRace car drivers compete for first place at the Stock Car Races in the Taylor Speedway.Advertisementlast_img read more

Hydro mum on details of agreement with city on possible use of Site C reservoir

first_imgBC Hydro is not commenting on the tentative deal reportedly struck with the City of Fort St. John to use a future Site C reservoir as a new water supply source.When contacted about the story, which surfaced at City Hall Tuesday afternoon, Hydro spokesman Dave Conway would only say details of the agreement are confidential.“If it’s a specific detail related to our agreement with the city, the one that we have an agreement in principle on, we’re no releasing details, because we’re working on a signed legal agreement,” Conway said.- Advertisement -“Until we have a signed legal agreement, any details about an agreement with the City of fort St. John are confidential by mutual agreement.”The city and Hydro have been negotiating for years on an agreement that would help offset the impacts construction of the dam would have on the city, from an influx of workers, traffic, and other strains on city services.City keeping possible use of a reservoir in its ‘back pocket’Advertisement At Tuesday’s council meeting Fort St. John City Manager Dianne Hunter said using a possible Site C reservoir as a new water source for the city is just one of many options its exploring.“The arrangement with Hydro was always to have that in our back pocket,” Hunter said.“Whether or not we ever utilize it, and whether it’s a good alternative for the city remains to be seen. But, we have certainly ensured that we have the opportunity to explore that option if we need it down the road.”Hunter said securing an adequate new source of water is going to be a major consideration for the city moving forward as industrial development continues to drive its growth.Advertisement “That plan will inform us of strategies,” said Hunter.“I suspect we’ll be looking at a whole array of options for the community.”center_img The city, which grew 4.7 per cent in 2014, already draws its water from the Peace River through a series of groundwater wells, but a recent 50 year growth report warns the city will experience a severe shortfall without upgrades or a new water source in place by 2018.Hunter confirmed the city may once again draw on water from Charlie Lake, however, the city’s preferred choice remains using subsurface water, as the city’s current water treatment plant is not built to process surface water from lakes or rivers.“If we moved to surface water such as Charlie Lake or a reservoir, then we’re in a whole other treatment facility situation,” she said.“We’re going to look long and hard at aquifers and wells before we go to surface water. We would also look at expanding our pumping capacity and the capacity of our pipes up to the treatment facility before we went to another source of water as well.”The city has applied for a $105,000 grant from the federal gas tax grant program to fund the development of a water supply master plan, which would key in on demand management opportunities along with supply source needs.Advertisementlast_img read more

‘I’ll be back here one day’, John Terry claims upon Chelsea exit

first_img1 A tearful John Terry received a rousing reception and a guard of honour from team-mates on his final appearance for Chelsea at Stamford Bridge as he was substituted on Sunday.The 36-year-old former England captain appeared for the Blues for the 717th time, starting in the Premier League for the sixth time this season. It was his 580th game as captain of the team.The defender started against relegated Sunderland as the champions won for a record 30th time this season, but came off midway though the first half in a pre-planned substitution.Terry, for the fifth time, and Gary Cahill lifted the Premier League trophy after the 5-1 win, before Terry addressed the supporters.“One of the most difficult days of my life,” said Terry, as he paused to watch a highlights reel of his career on the big screen and waited to speak amid choruses of his name and songs sung in his honour.Terry had led Chelsea through a guard of honour from Sunderland ahead of kick-off, walking out on to the Stamford Bridge playing surface with son Georgie and daughter Summer. The twins celebrated their 11th birthdays last week.His speech was filled with thanks: for the supporters, the managers and team-mates from his distinguished playing career and Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich, whom he said “cares about this football club, from the under-eights to the first-team”.He reserved particular praise for his wife Toni and two children, who were alongside him on the pitch. All four of them were in tears.Addressing the supporters, Terry said: “Thank you will never, ever be enough, but I’ll tell you what: I’ll be back here one day.“I’m going to be supporting the players and the club from the bottom of my heart.“You’ve given me everything from the age of 17 when I first started out.“You picked me up when I was down, sung my name when I’ve had bad days and disappointed you as well.” John Terry has finally departed Stamford Bridge last_img read more

John Stones in midfield? Predicted England XI to face France

first_img Midfield: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain 11 Attacking midfield: Raheem Sterling Centre-back: Ben Gibson – Ben Gibson has played for England at youth level 11 Goalkeeper: Tom Heaton – click the right arrow, above, to see England’s predicted XI [4-2-3-1] to face France 11 11 Centre-back: Phil Jones (left) Left-back: Aaron Cresswell 11 Attacking midfield: Dele Alli Attacking midfield: Adam Lallana 11 11 Midfield: John Stones 11 Forward: Harry Kane 11 11 11 Right-back: Kieran Trippier England will be hoping to make it back-to-back wins over France when they meet in Paris, LIVE on talkSPORT.Gareth Southgate’s men will play one last match of the international break before leaving for their summer breaks.Tuesday’s international friendly is the second meeting between the sides in as many years, after goals from Dele Alli and Wayne Rooney gave England a 2-0 win at Wembley in November 2015.LIVE on talkSPORT: France v England – Listen to build up from Paris from 7pmThat game was days after the terror attacks in Paris, one of which was outside the Stade de France. Tributes were made as words of the French national anthem – La Marseillaise – were shown on the big screen at Wembley and the same will be done for England in the wake of the Manchester and London attacks.Southgate is expected to make a number of changes for the friendly. He has confirmed Harry Kane as his captain once again, while Tom Heaton will start in goal and Jack Butland will replace him for the second half.The Three Lions boss has also toyed with the idea of playing John Stones in midfield, while he could also try an experimental three at the back.Click the right arrow, above, to see England’s predicted XI [4-2-3-1] to face France in Paris…last_img read more

LADIES GAA NEWS: THIS WEEKEND’S CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP FIXTURES

first_imgThe following fixtures are down for decision this Sunday, August 11, in the Donegal Ladies Championship:Moville v TermonConvoy v St. Eunans Milford v Four MastersAodh Ruadh v CloughaneelyDungloe v Gaoth DobhairSt Nauls v Kilcar L/Kenny Gaels v N. ColumbaMalin v KillybegsTermon B v Buncrana LADIES GAA NEWS: THIS WEEKEND’S CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP FIXTURES was last modified: August 5th, 2013 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:LADIES GAA NEWS: THIS WEEKEND’S CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP FIXTURESlast_img read more

Topanga Fire

first_imgWe, along with all our neighbors, I am sure, want to send out our total gratitude and appreciation for our Fire Department. They truly are heroes who don’t receive the recognition nor glory they deserve. They carry on, just “doing their jobs” and yet most of us tend to think about them only when we need them. With their expertise and bravery, they saved an unbelievable amount of structures and lives. Whatever their salaries are, it is not even close to what they deserve. Personally, I have always felt the utmost admiration for firefighters, but when they are standing two blocks from your home battling a tremendous blaze with their equipment and trucks, suddenly it becomes more than admiration. Ellen and Michael Chris West Hills City of Angels Re “What went right” (Oct. 1): Assigned to open the Red Cross shelter at Canoga Park High School as a manager and the next night as a manager at Birmingham High School, I find disasters (by definition) to be a chaotic event. This time I was so amazed at the efficiency and cooperation of all public agencies. At first I thought it was the result of Katrina (having just returned from that assignment as a volunteer). I now believe it was due to all the organizations working together. Both Canoga and Birmingham administrators were cooperative and extremely helpful. What really amazed me was that we now had Animal Services there also and showing they have learned how important pets are. Another new event was having both paramedics and police assigned to the sites on a 24-hour basis. I and all the other Red Cross volunteers were very impressed. But all the agencies, from public health to the dogcatcher, were amazing. Police and fire are always super. I think Los Angeles is living up to its nickname, City of Angels. Sue Hammarlund Northridge Now, fix the levees Re “What went right” (Oct. 1): Logistics, planning and mutual aid agreements between a multitude of California cities and agencies resulted in overwhelming success with the Topanga Fire. We won the battle, but the war plans started years ago when mutual aid agreements among local, state and federal agencies were developed. Had the winds increased, we may have needed out-of-state and federal assistance. Thankfully, it wasn’t needed. What a role model for FEMA. Planning and preparation really paid off. Thank you for being there for all of us and for a job well done. Finally, let’s fix the levees on the Sacramento Delta now before we have problems like New Orleans and Southern California loses a main source of water. Alan Heukrodt Calabasas Agriculture program Re “Grant High cutting agriculture program” (Sept. 29): Regarding agriculture and similar departments: Don’t abandon these most successful programs. It is here that students learn to apply what they learn in their other classes. Math makes more sense when they calculate how many plants will fit in the greenhouse, what it will cost to grow them, and if they can make a profit. They see biology in action, not just in a textbook. English skills are tested when they create marketing materials. Public speaking ability is proven when they have to sell the finished product. Employers and university professors alike are looking for students with these abilities. Sue Sweetman Arleta Middle class Re “Shrinking middle class” (Editorial, Oct. 1): As a teacher, with 15 years of experience, I make $52,956. Great, I only need to find $18,144 more and I’ll have enough to “scrape by.” Of course that assumes there are four of us. Alas, we are five. Yes, when the twins were born prematurely, we had medical insurance to pay the doctors. Yes, with my pension, I can devote money that should go toward retirement toward my children’s college funds. Fortunately, I have a plan to span that remaining gap. The twins will only eat every other day. So, “state and local politicians are more interested in catering to the organized lobbies instead of the people”; uh, sure they are. Brent Smiley West Hills A religious idea Re “Newdow ought to thank God” (Viewpoint, Oct. 2): Chris Weinkopf says the Pledge of Allegiance’s nonsectarian, third-person reference to God is a tribute to the nation’s founding ideals. That is absolutely wrong. The establishment clause was inserted into the Constitution because the framers wanted government and religion to have nothing to do with each other. The idea of a deity is a religious one. So, a law that inserts the name of a deity into the Pledge of Allegiance is a law respecting an establishment of religion. Weinkopf goes on to say that in America our rights come from God, not the state. In fact, our rights come from the Constitution. And the Pledge of Allegiance shouldn’t be effectively telling students that something exists when it doesn’t. Josh Rivetz Northridge War desperation Re “Has anti-war faction gone overboard?” (Their Opinions, Sept. 28): Bridget Johnson has joined Rich Lowry and Bill O’Reilly on the list of administration shills desperately trying to muster support for the Iraq war by attacking war protesters in general and Cindy Sheehan in particular. No wonder the sense of desperation – Sheehan’s simple, heartfelt spark of irrefutable truth has helped kindle a firestorm of nationwide protest while public support for Bush’s war, sinking like a stone, has dwindled to 32 percent. As civil war rages in Iraq, the purported “justifications” for Rumsfeld’s ill-conceived and poorly executed occupation no longer pass the red face test, so Johnson resorts to sophomoric ad hominem attacks. The chickenhawks used to sound scary. Now they just sound pathetic. Grant Gullickson Northridge It’s an affront Re “Unconstitutional” Sept. 30): Did I read Max Yost’s letter to the editor correctly, that America is a “Christian nation”? When exactly did this happen? We non-Christians are owed an answer. America may be a lot of things to a lot of people – but making the argument that this country is a “Christian nation” is more than a little short-sighted. It’s an affront to Jews, Muslims and all other non-Christians who, like myself, are proud to call this country home. Thomas R. Atkins Sherman Oaks Provoking letters Re “John Wisdom Dancer” (Your Opinions, Sept. 29): As someone who seldom agreed with John Wisdom Dancer, I always respected his opinions. His voice will be missed. The Daily News was wise to publish his thought-provoking letters. I’m sure he is now telling God how to straighten out heaven. John Flock North Hollywood Yalta, years later Re “Leaders’ grandsons reflect on Yalta, 60 years later” (Oct. 2): Hidden on Page 25 of your Oct. 2 paper was an article on the grandsons of Roosevelt, Churchill and Stalin and their reflections on Yalta, 60 years later. Three of their conclusive notes: Stalin viewed the United States and Britain as implacable enemies; nobody got what they wanted from Yalta except the Russians (communists); the United Nations was created at Yalta. Maybe this explains why the United Nations has never been on the side of the more free nations and supports terrorists and terrorism – always. The U.N. is not a friend of the U.S. and we should withdraw support and financial aid to that organization and move it out of our country. Bob Sharp Arleta Immigrant benefits Re “Illegal aliens” (Your Opinions, Oct. 3): Paul Gonzales complains that despite all of the benefits that American citizens receive from illegal immigrants working in our country, illegals are still not receiving their fair share. The last time I checked, I live in the state of California. Gonzales lives in the state of denial. Dennis Wilkinson Canoga Park AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

HUGELY SUCCESSFUL FAMILY FUN DAY AT ST EUNAN’S NS, RAPHOE – PIC SPECIAL

first_imgIt’s al go for these kids in Raphoe!Huge crowds from right across the community in Raphoe and indeed beyond, flocked to the grounds of St Eunan’s National School on Saturday last where a great day was had by all at the Family Fun Day to celebrate the great work of the school and children.The free event, which was blessed with glorious sunshine, was organised by the Parents Association, who wished to open the school up to the local community so everyone could come along and see the school of which they are so proud. This cooking stuff would open your eyes!Saturday’s fun day involved many fun activities including face painting, bouncy castles, loom band zone, DVD zone, Disco, cake sale and Fun Football Competition.The 5th and 6th class students organised the Fun Football competition, which involved parents of each class in plays offs, the team of Mrs. Callghan’s class were announced the winners and the children enjoyed a special treat of Ice Cream when they returned to school on Monday.This was one of the key events of the day and there was great fun had by the players and spectators – perhaps the biggest cheer of the day coming when local Parish Priest Canon Denis McGettigan, donned the football shirt and then rolled back the years to tuck away a penalty in one of the matches.All fun and games at the BBQ!The event came to an end with a current and past pupils taking to the stage to entertain the crowds. The talent was amazing and added to the whole experience and the sense of pride in the school. The Parents Association is made up of all the parents of the school and offers a great way for the parents to work with the school to add to their children’s school experience. The day would not have been possible without the help and support of parents and volunteers from the community who offered their time to help on the day.The Parents Association would like to take this opportunity to thank the School Principal Mr Hugo Lafferty and Vice Principle Mrs Anita Keeve for their help and support in organising the day.Caroline Kelly Hastings, chairperson of the Parents Association committee noted: “As parents we are extremely proud of the children, their teachers and the school. St. Eunan’s doing amazing things with our children with limited resources and the family fun day was our way of celebrating their successes and letting everyone know how proud we are.”ALL PICS FROM JOE BOLAND AT NORTHWEST NEWPIXFace painting was part of the fun at the SAt Eunan’s NS fun day.  HUGELY SUCCESSFUL FAMILY FUN DAY AT ST EUNAN’S NS, RAPHOE – PIC SPECIAL was last modified: June 24th, 2014 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:BBQdonegalRaphoeSt Eunans NSlast_img read more

First of its kind council partnership sets out for growth in the north west

first_imgThe high level North West Strategic Growth Partnership held their bi-annual meeting in Derry to talk about investment, growth and prosperity to the North West City region.Yesterday’s meeting addressed the very positive regional collaborative approach by Donegal County Council and Derry City and Strabane District Council in working to achieve the strategic priorities in a number of key critical areas.The Partnership is made up of senior government officials from all Government departments in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, is the first of its kind on the island of Ireland and is a unique joined-up forum aimed at bringing real and positive change for the North West City Region. The Partnership has been endorsed by the Northern Ireland Executive and the Irish Government through the North South Ministerial Council.Jointly led by Donegal County Council and Derry City and Strabane District Council and supported by the International Centre for Local and Regional Development (ICLRD), the Partnership was given an update on the ongoing collaborative work that is being done by the two Councils to continue to drive forward the economic, environmental and social regeneration and to position the region that will allow it to respond positively to the challenges and opportunities presented post-Brexit.Cllr Gerry McMonagle, Cathaoirleach Donegal County Council and Cllr Maoliosa McHugh Mayor of Derry City & Strabane District Council with members of the North West Strategic Growth Partnership on the Walls of Derry following yesterday’s meeting.The delegates were informed by a representative from the Department for Infrastructure that the NI Executive Office has confirmed the release of the sterling equivalent of the €2.5m funding secured under the Fresh Start Agreement to facilitate the work of the Partnership.This funding release complements a similar sum already provided by the Irish Government. Reference was also made to the recent visit by An Taoiseach to the North West region by a representative of the Taoiseach’s office and the willingness and commitment that exists from the Irish Government to work in partnership with the North West Strategic Growth Partnership to continue to make progress to move forward with regeneration and infrastructural development plans for the region.Members of the Strategic Growth Partnership were also provided with details of a Joint North West Approach to Spatial Planning and Shared Area Planning by both Councils and a Public Health Agency presentation detailing how they are addressing population health needs through infrastructure and public realm design through their “Our Future Foyle” Initiative.A presentation entitled Modelling a Regional Economy and the North West City Regional Dashboard project was also provided by Derry City and Strabane District Council, the ICLRD and Maynooth University, followed by a round table discussion with the various Government department officials on possible data sharing opportunities.John Kelpie, Chief Executive, Derry City and Strabane District Council, Councillor Gerry McMonagle, Cathaoirleach, Donegal County Council, Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District, Councillor Maoliosa McHugh and Seamus Neely, Chief Executive, Donegal County Council on the Walls of Derry following yesterday’s meeting of the North West Strategic Growth Partnership.Speaking following the meeting, Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council, Cllr Gerry McMonagle spoke highly of the Partnership and the work that is being done on the ground to put the needs and priorities of the North West City Region at the centre of Government discussions.He commented: “The North West Strategic Growth Partnership provides us with a very unique opportunity to access Government officials at a very senior level to inform them of the excellent work we are doing and to outline the key strategic priority needs for our region including critical transport and infrastructural requirements, industry and the economy as well as the work we can do to build on our strong existing cultural, heritage and tourism assets.” The Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council Cllr Maolíosa McHugh said he was very pleased with the ongoing commitment of the Partnership to working closely with each other to ensure the region’s key priority for growth and development is jointly planned and focused.“This was a hugely significant meeting that showed by working together we can really maximise the region’s potential to drive real growth. There was a real commitment from all of the members to assist in developing our resilience in a changing environment and working through sustainable engagement to achieve our vision for growth and prosperity,” he said.Donegal County Council Chief Executive, Seamus Neely praised the commitment of the Partnership members in achieving meaningful progress to develop and regenerate the North West City Region.He said: “There is a real and genuine commitment from those around the table at the Partnership meeting to continue with this positive engagement and to work with us at all levels and on all fronts to make real and meaningful progress towards achieving our strategic goals. They see at first hand the positive cross border connections and strong working relationships that already exist and see the benefits of jointly working across all administrations to achieving growth and prosperity for the region.” Derry City and Strabane District Council Chief Executive John Kelpie hailed today’s meeting as a huge success and further evidence of the benefits of collaborative working. He said he was delighted with the NI Executive confirmation of the First Start funding saying it would act as a real stimulus for continued joint working across the region.“The discussions at today’s meeting were extremely positive and engaging and there was a real understanding and commitment from those in attendance that they are committed to working with us to achieve our strategic priorities and bring about real and positive change for the North West City Region.“The Partnership heard today at first-hand about the number of strategic planning frameworks that are already in place and how they will help inform our priorities moving forward and confirmation of the funding is welcome news and will go some way towards assisting us in really delivering and achieving economic, environmental and social regeneration in the North West City Region,” he commented.The Chair and Vice Chair of the North West Regional Development Group, Cllr Albert Doherty and Cllr. Gus Hastings also attended the meeting and acknowledged the work done to date by both Councils and by the members of the partnership in driving growth in the region. They emphasised the long history of cross-border connections and co-operation within this region and are confident that this committed and unique partnership approach will reap real and meaningful benefits for the entire region.First of its kind council partnership sets out for growth in the north west was last modified: December 15th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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)last_img read more

Chelsea not practising penalties ahead of Europa League clash

first_imgRafael Benitez says Chelsea have not been practising penalties ahead of their Europa League game against Steaua Bucharest.The Blues’ recent 1-0 defeat in Romania means a win for them by the same scoreline in Thursday’s second leg will see the last-16 tie settled by spot-kicks.But Benitez explained: “With penalties it sometimes depends more on the heart, not just practice.“We have enough players who can take penalties – and we have confidence we will not go there.”Chelsea’s loss to Steaua is one of several disappointing results under their interim manager, but he hopes their display against Manchester United on Sunday proves to be a turning point.They recovered from a dismal start, battling back from two down to draw 2-2 at Old Trafford and were unfortunate not to win the game.Benitez said: “I think the team at end of the first half was doing really well and in the second half it was the same.“We saw against a top side like United at Old Trafford that we can do it and hopefully we can keep the momentum.“We will try to do our best. The Europa League is a good competition and we want to progress.“We have to keep going until the end [of the tournament] and that means we have to beat Steaua, so we will try to do it.“They’re a very good team. We will see if we can play our game at Stamford Bridge and if they can cope with the intensity.”See also:Cesar: Blues can cope with fixture pile-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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more