Council sends out gritters as Met Eireann forecast snow overnight

Posted On Dec 21 2019 by

first_imgDonegal County Council is to send out its fleet of gritters early on Saturday morning as temperatures are set to plunge overnight.Indeed Met Eireann has warned that snow could hit many parts of Donegal tomorrow morning.Gritters will be sent out on a number of primary routes by the council from 5am onwards. The situation will be continually assessed as the weather warning continues.Met Eireann says temperatures for Donegal will dip to zero degrees with snow forecast from 3am onwards.The following routes are those to be gritted with all motorists being asked to exercise caution in the morning.06: Inishowen West04: Inishowen South01: National Primary North02: National Primary Central03: National Primary South07: Milford South08: Milford North09: Cill Ulta East10: Cill Ulta West11: Na Rosa12: Binswilly13: Stranorlar North14: Stranorlar East15: Stranorlar West16: Donegal West17: Donegal North18: Donegal South19: Donegal National Secondary05: Inishowen EastBT: Buncrana Town Council Priority 1LT: Letterkenny Town Priority 1 Council sends out gritters as Met Eireann forecast snow overnight was last modified: March 19th, 2019 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:councildonegalgritterssnowlast_img read more

Power cut strikes parts of Inishowen

Posted On Dec 21 2019 by

first_imgA number of homes and businesses have been left without power this afternoon after a power outage in Buncrana.Up to 78 properties have been affected by the outage which was caused by an electrical fault.ESB workers are working to restore electrical supplies which are expected to be repaired by 6pm this evening (Monday) ESB said: “We apologise for the loss of supply. We are currently working to repair a fault affecting the premises and will restore power as quickly as possible.”Power cut strikes parts of Inishowen was last modified: August 12th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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

Raiders report: Five things we learned Wednesday

Posted On Dec 21 2019 by

first_imgYOU GOT WHAT IT TAKES?Pick against our pros all season long and win!***ALAMEDA — Five things we learned Wednesday as the Raiders began preparations to face the Miami Dolphins on the road in Week 3: 1) The Raiders will have their hands full with Miami quarterback Ryan Tannehill.Tannehill missed the entire 2017 season after knee injury and coach Adam Gase believes he may be the better for it.“He was able to take a step back and really listen to the fine points of a lot of things …last_img read more

Bears doing the wild thing in OH-IO

Posted On Dec 17 2019 by

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The first photographic evidence of a black bear sow with cubs in Ohio was recorded in Ashtabula County last month, cell phone footage featuring a mother black bear crossing a roadway with at least two cubs taken by Colleen Porfillio and her daughter Jenna as they were driving down a rural road.“This is the confirmation we needed to help ensure our suspicions were on-point,” said Scott Peters, wildlife management supervisor for northeast Ohio. “Black bear sightings in northeast Ohio counties are not all that uncommon anymore, especially sightings of young males looking to establish territories during warmer months.”Wildlife biologists have logged some reported sightings of females with cubs previously, but support data such as high-quality pictures or video of a sow with cubs clearly in Ohio has been lacking until now.“Whether or not the sow gave birth to the cubs here in Ohio we’ll never know since the sighting was only a few miles from the Pennsylvania border. Nevertheless, it’s exciting to know they’re spending time in the Buckeye State,” Peters said.The cubs will stay with the sow just over one year and then they will disperse to find their own territories. Folks who spot a black bear in northeast Ohio should contact Wildlife District Three at (330) 644-2293 or email to report the sighting, with as much detail as possible including location, date, time, and bear activity. Reports of recent/current activity are most helpful to the state agency, and sightings more than a few days old are not necessary to report.The Ohio Division of Wildlife began keeping records of black bear observations in 1993, and since that time, bears have been confirmed in over half of Ohio’s 88 counties, mostly in northeast and southern Ohio. Historically, black bears roamed the Buckeye State, but unregulated hunting and habitat loss rendered bears extirpated from Ohio by 1850. Ohio is again home to a small but growing population of black bears, with a resident population estimated to be anywhere from 50 to 100 individual bears. You can view Porfillio’s bear footage at read more

Child Care Professionals Helping Military Families Connect to a New Community

Posted On Dec 12 2019 by

first_imgAllow the child to attend for half days for the first week, or some other partial schedule.Encourage the parents to hang around for as much of this time as they can. Not only will it help the child feel more secure, it will also provide more opportunity for parents and teachers to get to know each other.Those are just a few ideas for helping new families in your program quickly feel at home in their new community. If you have more ideas, please add them in a comment – we’d love to hear them!! Moving to a new place is an exciting, exhausting and anxious time for a family – and one that many military families experience often. Everyone is eager to settle in, make new friends, and get familiar with their new community. If a family will be enrolling children in a child care program, they just may have found the quickest route to getting connected and comfortable! Child care professionals are in the perfect position to help children and families get to know the people and places in their new community.Connect Them to New FriendsThere are lots of options available to child care providers and programs who want to step up their welcoming efforts. Lauri Troutman*, a veteran child development and education professional with over 20 years of experience working with Navy families, shares what her program does to help families quickly feel more at home:Our military child care program serves both military and DoD civilian families. Many of our new parents don’t know anyone in the area. We connect them with families who know the area well so they can tell them about the best parks, beaches, children’s playgrounds, children’s clothing and used item stores, babysitters and more. This is a volunteer buddy system that the parents are happy to do for the new families. Simply place a sign-up sheet and brief explanation and you will usually get volunteers and can keep a list on file so you can make the connection right away.Connect Them to Their New CommunityAnother way that child care programs can support new military families is to put together a “Welcome Packet” that each new family is given as soon as they are enrolled. Consider asking your current families to help come up with the items that are includes. They’re your best source of information for what new families most want to have! But just to get you started, here are a few ideas:Information about the child care program, including a calendar of upcoming events;Information about the military community that may not be in the official information they’ve been given but that your parent advisors know is helpful;Information about the civilian community and surrounding area (gather tips from parents and check your local tourist office or chamber of commerce, if available, for materials that they may have);Coupons and freebies from local businesses, especially those that would be useful to families with young children (check with your local Chamber of Commerce and, if applicable, with the installation family support services office first to see what they already may have in place for new residents); and(especially for the kids!) a “scavenger hunt” with photos of fun, interesting family-friendly places around town to find! Be sure and enlist the help of the children and parents already in your program in identifying the items that are “must-haves” on the list! Connect Them to their New Child Care HomeAnd finally, let’s not forget about feeling comfortable in the child care setting itself. Some ideas that can make the transition smoother for parents and children are:Invite each new family to visit the program before their actual start date, and to stay for at least a couple of hours (which should include some free-play time, a snack or meal, and a group activity of some kind).Put together a “Welcome Book” photo album that you can send home with each new family prior to their first day (this could also be an online photo album or “virtual tour”). Some suggestions of photos to include:main areas of the classroom (include “routine” spaces, such as the bathroom and the child’s cubby as well as play spaces);toys and activities that are big draws for most kids;the classroom during important times of the day (such as lunch and outdoor play); andthe teachers (don’t forget to print their names!).Include some text that explains something about each shot. Remember, the intent is to reduce the child’s “first day jitters” by making the child care environment more familiar and inviting.center_img *Lauri Troutman is a manager of a Navy Youth Center/Boys & Girls Club, and a former teacher/administrator with experience in both center-based and home-based care. Many thanks to Lauri for letting us use her brilliant ideas in today’s post!P.S. Lauri shared her ideas in a discussion in our LinkedIn Group, Early Care and Education and Military Families. You’re welcome to join us there to discuss a new topic each week.Written by Kathy Reschkelast_img read more

United States beats Belarus to win its 18th Fed Cup title

Posted On Nov 30 2019 by

first_imgCPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Rodriguez key at both ends as Switzerland reaches World Cup Kathy Rinaldi, in her inaugural season in charge of the Americans, became the first female captain in the tournament to lead a Fed Cup team to victory since Billie Jean King for the U.S. in 2000.“It’s been an incredible ride thanks to these ladies,” Rinaldi said. “We’re family and we’ve had each other’s backs. This was a very tough match.”The U.S. holds the most Fed Cup titles in the international team competition. This was its fourth Fed Cup final since last winning in 2000. It lost the 2003, 2009 and 2010 finals.Belarus was making its first appearance in a Fed Cup final.“We are really satisfied we gained this result,” Belarus captain Eduard Dubrou said. “Today’s match has showed we have a good team because last time we faced the team of USA it was 5-love and today we were really close to a good result for us.”ADVERTISEMENT View comments “It feels perfectly believable and unbelievable,” Vandeweghe said. “I’m ready for a vacation.”The Belarus pair led 5-2 in the second set and served to level at one-set apiece in the eighth, 10th and 12th games. The Americans dominated the tiebreaker, winning five of the last six points.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 shutoutSasnovich had kept Belarus alive after beating U.S. Open champion Sloane Stephens 4-6, 6-1, 8-6 to leave the final level at 2-2 on the indoor hard-court Chizhovka Arena.Vandeweghe earlier beat Sabalenka 7-6 (5), 6-1 to give the U.S. a 2-1 lead. LATEST STORIES Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Vandeweghe proved the difference between the two teams. She has won all eight Fed Cup matches she’s played this season — six singles and two doubles. Vandeweghe is the first player to win eight matches since the current eight-team World Group format was introduced in 2005.“I had a great time out there,” Vandeweghe said. “I really relished in that moment of having the crowd against me and firing myself up and believing in myself.”The 25-year-old Vandeweghe is also the first player to win the maximum six Fed Cup singles in a year since Petra Kvitova for the Czech Republic in 2011.Stephens has lost six matches since winning the U.S. Open in September. She lost both singles matches here in Minsk, including to Sabalenka on Saturday.Stephens served for the match against Sasnovich at 5-3 in the third set, but was unable to clinch the title for the United States. It took Sasnovich two attempts, at 6-5 and 7-6 in the third set, to serve out the match.Sabalenka had an opportunity to take an early lead against Vandeweghe when leading 5-4 but failed to take advantage of a set point on Vandeweghe’s serve in the 10th game.Sabalenka led 4-1 in the tiebreaker but surrendered her lead to a more measured Vandeweghe, who clinched the first set when the Belarussian blasted a forehand wide while going for a winner.Vandeweghe then jumped out to a 5-0 lead before Sabalenka won her only game of the second set.“I know she was going to keep swinging,” Vandeweghe said. “I know what I had to do and knew what I expected she would do. I just kept the pressure on.” Read Next MOST READ Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:15SC chief Peralta wants US-Marshall patterned security for PH judges01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games United States’ team celebrates during the awarding ceremony after winning the Fed Cup final match between Belarus and USA, in Minsk, Belarus, Sunday, Nov.12, 2017. United States defeated Belarus 3-2 and gained the Fed Cup title. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)MINSK, Belarus — A 17-year championship drought came to an end Sunday for the United States when it beat Belarus 3-2 to take its 18th Fed Cup title.CoCo Vandeweghe and Shelby Rogers defeated Aryna Sabalenka and Aliaksandra Sasnovich 6-3, 7-6 (3) in the deciding doubles of the 2017 final. It was the first Fed Cup title for the U.S. since 2000.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMClast_img read more

An Orange Pride girl tells her story

Posted On Nov 16 2019 by

first_imgAn Orange Pride girl named Lindsay Fredenburg emailed me shortly after the Sports Illustrated story came out today. It’s pretty good.I was an Orange Pride member from 2004-2006.  I was never once asked to have sex with a recruit. NONE of the girls I was on Orange Pride with were ever asked to have sex with a recruit or a player, for that matter.We were absolutely put with specific recruits.  Orange Pride is composed of a group of young ladies with a variety of backgrounds. We are supposed to represent a cross-section of the Oklahoma State student body.  It only makes logical sense to put me with a recruit from Houston. I am from Houston. I can tell a kid from Houston what it is like to come from a big city to Stillwater, OK. I can tell parents what the flights are like.  I can tell parents what the drive is like. I CAN RELATE.We didn’t have to pay money to be in Orange Pride. We raised money, and our donors were recognized in the media guide. This money was used to buy our uniforms and help pay for us to attend a select away game each year.We were held to a very high standard. We knew that we were the face of Oklahoma State University to these people. Most of these kids and their parents had never been on our campus before, so we were their first impression.I said on Monday, and will say again, it was one of my greatest privileges in life to attend Oklahoma State University and be a member of Orange Pride. I met some of my best friends, and met my husband through this organization.  It provided me so many opportunities, and allowed me to promote Oklahoma State, so for that I will eternally remain grateful.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

Mooy happy at Huddersfield after impressive World Cup debut

Posted On Nov 9 2019 by

first_imgWorld Cup Aaron Mooy not using World Cup to facilitate transfer from Huddersfield Ryan Benson 07:33 6/20/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Aaron Mooy Socceroos World Cup Australia Denmark v Australia Denmark Huddersfield Town Premier League Aaron Mooy has impressed for Huddersfield Town in the last two years, and the Australia midfielder is in no rush to leave. Australia star Aaron Mooy has no plans to use the World Cup as a way to secure a transfer away from Huddersfield Town.Mooy joined Huddersfield ahead of the 2016-17 Championship season and helped them to promotion in his first campaign.Town made his stay permanent having initially been on loan from Manchester City and he continued to impress for the club in the Premier League, playing a vital role as they retained their status as a top-flight club in the season just finished. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Arsenal would be selling their soul with Mourinho move Mooy was arguably Australia’s best player in their World Cup opener on Saturday, a 2-1 defeat to France.But the 27-year-old is not trying to use his World Cup performances as a way to secure a transfer from Huddersfield, adamant it is a “great club” for him.”I’m just trying to enjoy the World Cup,” Mooy told reporters at Australia’s Kazan base on Tuesday.Aaron Mooy says (shockingly) that Christian Eriksen is #DEN ’s “most dangerous player”, and, good news for #HTAFC fans, he says he is not trying to use the #WorldCup as a stepping stone. “ #HTAFC is a great club for me.” @OmnisportNews — Ryan Benson (@RyanRyanBenson) June 19, 2018 “It’s my first and maybe my last [World Cup], so I just want to enjoy where I am and try my best. I’m very happy at Huddersfield, it’s a great club for me and I’m proud to be a Huddersfield player.”Mooy will come up against a familiar foe in Tottenham star Christian Eriksen on Thursday, when Australia face Denmark in Samara.And he is adamant the Spurs playmaker will be the main man the Socceroos need to “keep an eye on”.Mooy said: “He’s an excellent player, he’s had a great season and is probably their most dangerous player.”We need to keep a close eye on him and stop the supply going to him, but we need to do that as a team.”Former Netherlands, Bayern Munich and Barcelona midfielder Mark van Bommel is a part of Bert van Marwijk’s technical staff at the World Cup and Mooy is relishing learning from such an esteemed ex-player.”They [Van Marwijk and his staff] have done a terrific job so far,” Mooy added. “We enjoy the training, it’s tough.”We’re all learning new things, especially from someone like Van Bommel, a midfielder who played at the highest level. I’m learning a lot from him.”last_img read more

2 days agoLeicester boss Rodgers admits Toure has management plans

Posted On Oct 28 2019 by

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Leicester boss Rodgers admits Toure has management plansby Paul Vegas2 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLeicester City boss Brendan Rodgers admits they could eventually lose assistant coach Kolo Toure.Toure’s ambition is not limited to City, says Rodgers.The Ivorian has already had a spell as the assistant manager of his home nation.“One day, he has mentioned he would love to take an African team to a World Cup and win it,” Rodgers said.“In his home country, he’s a superstar. Wherever he goes he’s a superstar, Kolo, everybody loves him. He’s got a lot to offer.” last_img read more

Video: Colin Cowherd Explains Why He Thinks Ohio State Should Get In The Playoff Over Alabama

Posted On Oct 27 2019 by

first_imgFS1's Colin Cowherd.FOX Sports radio host Colin Cowherd doesn’t think that Alabama belongs in the College Football Playoff field, and he’s making sure that everyone knows it. Instead, Cowherd believes that Ohio State, despite not having a chance to play for the Big Ten title this Saturday, deserves the spot. His main argument? Alabama’s strength of schedule is weak, and the Buckeyes have a better loss.Cowherd also seems to be upset with fans saying it’s “outrageous” that he has OSU in over Alabama. “Why is it outrageous to think Ohio State is No. 4 and Alabama is No. 5?’ – @ColinCowherd. #HerdHere— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) November 30, 2015“I’m giving you facts, you’re giving me fiction” – @ColinCowherd tells a caller why the SEC is living off reputation— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) December 1, 2015Ohio State needs help to actually get in the playoff, regardless of Cowherd’s opinion. It’s very likely that in 2015, we have a new national champion.last_img read more