Huge rise in Covid rate across Donegal

Posted On May 25 2021 by

first_img Twitter Huge rise in Covid rate across Donegal Facebook WhatsApp There’s been a huge rise in the 14 day incidence rate of Covid-19 across all Local Electoral areas in Donegal.Cases are up across the county resulting in the rate of infection in the Milford and Letterkenny areas being almost double the national average per 100,000 people.The Glenties area has seen a 128% increase in the 14 day incidence rate from 426.4 to 974.1 cases per 100,000 people with confirmed cases more than doubling to 233.Figures to January 11th show 184 cases confirmed in North Inishowen, with the area’s rate of infection 1084.6, up 119%.The South of the peninsula has seen a 44% increase in the incidence rate to 1023.9 per 100,000 people and 229 reported cases.In Milford, the infection rate is almost double the national average of 1497 at 2439.9. Figures up to Monday, show 336 confirmed cases there.Similary, in Letterkenny, the rate of infection is 2326.2 with 693 cases.There’s been an increase in the number of cases in Lifford/ Stranorlar to 372 with an incidence rate of 1436.9, up 65%.Donegal has followed the county trend, the incidence rate there is up 108% to 1410.3 with 310 reported cases. Homepage BannerNews WhatsApp Pinterest By News Highland – January 15, 2021 Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Twitter Google+center_img Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Google+ Previous articleThousands on PUP & Wage Subsidy Scheme face tax bills todayNext articleThree Donegal All Star Nominee’s News Highland Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Community Enhancement Programme open for applicationslast_img read more


Weapons of ‘brass’ destruction

Posted On Aug 12 2020 by

first_imgIn an April 2010 article written by Courier staff writer Rebecca Nuttall regarding the eventual school closings, Ms. Nuttall reported that “Reaction from parents in the Hill District, and other areas has been quiet as there are no well-known parent groups currently active. However, Rev. Johnnie Monroe, council co-chair, said parents involved in the council and others he has heard from are in support of the council’s plan.” “We’re creating a blueprint to say, the schools that are still in the Hill District, here’s what we want them to offer,” Monroe said. “No parent wants their school to close. That was the consensus at the meeting we held at Milliones, but there weren’t many parents there.”Well folks, I always thought the blueprint was created before you begin to build the house. Isn’t that how it works? You’re creating a blueprint while schools and programs, especially sports programs, are being shut down at an alarming rate.There is another dark side to this story. Neighborhoods have been separated by invisible boundaries for decades. What do you suppose is going to happen when the kids from Peabody are bused to Westinghouse? There is a chance that anarchy as opposed to academia will follow. Then what are they going to do? Create more schools for troubled youths? Give me a freakin’ break, will ya? Should there be an academy created for incompetent school board members and the administrators?When sports programs and arts and humanities programs are scaled back to bare bones status and in some cases discontinued altogether, opportunities are sometimes final chances for a significant percentage of inner city youths. “Good afternoon, welcome to McDonalds. Do you want fries to go with that shake?Annually I get on my soapbox to point out how atrocious the athletic program, as well as the education process in the Pittsburgh Public Schools really is. If they can earmark and create a facility for the creative and performing arts, (CAPA) then why can’t a school for the athletically gifted be created as well? A school where athletes can take basic courses such as math and science but forego some other electives and concentrate on watching film and developing better technique as players. This could even be an after-hours activity where athletes and coaches get together to share information. It could not hurt because it is not like a zillion inner city athletes are receiving scholarships.There must also be an improved publicity machine put in place so that no inner-city athlete falls through the cracks in regards to the continuation of his or her education. PPS Athletic Director Mike Gavlik and his staff should no longer have too many free weeknights or weekends. To save our children everyone needs to not to only roll up their sleeves but to take off their shirts and get to work. No more handouts, especially at the expense of our youth. When a kid needs to send a DVD and a transcript to an interested school or coach, that information should be forwarded within 48 hours. No more excuses, just results.It has been proven that when pre-adolescents and young adults are involved in extracurricular activities like music and sports, there is a positive side achieved that cannot be measured by the final score or by who can hit the highest note. There are regions of our minds that are accessed very rarely because of a certain stimulation that is required to navigate toward and reach the far corners of our psyche.There are other elements that contribute to the general development of student-athletes that often result in positive byproducts that are received by the communities in which these young people reside as well creating positive family dynamics.Many student-athletes would probably never reach any college or university if not for the G.P.A requirements demanded in order for that individual to be allowed to compete. Teamwork and synergy are additional attributes that cannot be measured in dollars and “sense.” Closing schools are not just saving money, closing schools are closing hearts.(Aubrey Bruce can be reached at: [email protected] or call him at 412.583.6741.) Last week I spoke about the absurdity of pro sports executives being rewarded for failure. Hey, wait a minute. I have a brilliant idea, let’s all go to work one-third of the time. Bumble and stumble our way through. Treat our subordinates and our fan base with disrespect and disdain. Expect them to support our product and if they don’t we will get paid anyway. I am convinced that there is and has been a concerted effort to mislead, falsely educate, under-relate and procrastinate in regards to educating students and student-athletes from the inner city. Pittsburgh Public Schools are closing at an alarming rate with no rhyme or reason.last_img read more


‘Court ruling twisted to allow illegal quarrying near Kaziranga’

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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 https://t.co/KbnLiiwAGb— 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 https://t.co/eUweUduKrp— 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


Avalanche Warning for Mountains of Western Canada

Posted On Oct 13 2019 by

first_imgREVELSTOKE, B.C. – A Special Public Avalanche Warning for recreational backcountry users, is effective immediately by Avalanche Canada, in partnership with Parks Canada and Alberta’s Kananaskis Country applying to all the forecast regions in western Canada.For a map of the regions involved, click here.According to the warning, there will be a significant warming forecast to hit BC and Alberta this week. With the temperature rise will increase the likelihood of avalanches throughout the mountains. As well as the warm weather and BC’s spring break, it is expected more people will be heading into the mountains. “This is the first big warming to hit our snowpack, which is still fairly complex and winter-like,” explains Senior Avalanche Forecaster Grant Helgeson. “Any time the snowpack is hit with a big change, it tends to de-stabilize. The temperatures are forecast to increase substantially this week, with no nighttime cooling. This will weaken the snowpack on all aspects, increasing the possibility of large natural avalanches as well making it easier for the weight of a person to trigger deeper weak layers.”Avalanche Canada, Parks Canada and Kananaskis Country warns all backcountry users, including those going outside ski area boundaries, to keep careful track of their regional avalanche forecasts at www.avalanche.ca.Everyone in a backcountry party needs the essential rescue gear—transceiver, probe and shovel—and the knowledge to use it. Ensure your party re-groups well away from avalanche slopes, including overhead hazard such as cornices says the warning.Those heading to the mountains to snowshoe or explore the front country should also be aware that many popular summer trails are exposed to avalanche terrain. Plan ahead and research your route to make sure you are avoiding these areas.last_img read more


Twitter expands dark mode options on iOS

Posted On Oct 12 2019 by

first_imgSan Francisco: To facilitate an even darker theme for the app, micro-blogging site Twitter has added two new modes — “Lights Out” and “Automatic Dark” — to its already existing dark mode option, making it available to iOS users first. “It was dark. You asked for darker! Check out our new dark mode. Rolling out today,” Twitter tweeted on Thursday. Using a pure black colour palette, the “Lights Out” mode is designed to turn off the pixels on screen to further reduce the light emitted through the app interface. Also Read – Swiggy now in 500 Indian cities, targets 100 more this year Twitter says that the mode can potentially help with saving, Fortune reported. With the “Automatic Dark” mode, the micro-blogging site would let users choose to have their devices automatically switch from light to dark modes according to their timezones. “You can set things up so that your phone recognises what time it is and makes the transition for you without you even having to think about it,” the report added. Both the new modes have been made available for iOS users, however it remains unclear by when would the feature reach Android users.last_img read more


Womens soccer 12 loss to Illinois

Posted On Sep 28 2019 by

Womens Basketball No 3 Ohio State cruises to 8745 win against No

Posted On Sep 28 2019 by

Ohio State redshirt senior forward Stephanie Mavunga takes a shot during the Buckeyes game against the Boilermakers on Feb 18. Credit: Colin Hass-Hill | Sports EditorThe Ohio State women’s basketball team, led by its five seniors, advanced to the second round of the NCAA tournament with a 87-45 victory against George Washington Saturday afternoon at St. John Arena. The Buckeyes will take on 11th-seeded Central Michigan in the second round at 6:30 p.m. Monday.The third-seeded Buckeyes handled the 14th-seeded Colonials in their first-ever meeting. Ohio State has now won 12 of its past 13 games and has scored less than 70 points just once in those victories. An 11-0 run to open the third quarter closed the doors for any possible comeback from George Washington, pulling ahead 50-27 midway through the quarter. The Buckeyes finished the third quarter with a 64-34 lead.Ohio State outscored George Washington 25-7 in the third quarter, going 10-of-17 from the field compared to the Colonials’ 3-of-18. George Washington turned the ball over four times, which allowed the Buckeyes to run in transition.Ohio State redshirt senior forward Stephanie Mavunga finished the game with 22 points, 13 rebounds, and four blocks.  Senior forward Alexa Hart started her fourth game in a row and had 12 points and five rebounds. Senior guard Asia Doss, who sat out the entire Big Ten tournament with a sprained ankle, added eight points in 22 minutes off the bench.With Ohio State senior guard Kelsey Mitchell, the nation’s second-leading scorer with 24.5 points per game entering Saturday, only scoring 11 points, it’s hard to imagine the Buckeyes could score 86 points and win by a 42-point margin.“I think the good and positive about our team is that have just so many different players with so many different abilities,” Mavunga said. “If one person is down or one person wants to facilitate that day, someone could just easily step up. Another thing is that our team is has been really working on working as a team, playing hard, playing smart, playing together. With that comes passing more and driving and making the open shot rather than forcing it.”A 22-point second quarter saw the Buckeyes extend their five-point lead to 12 heading into halftime. The 3-pointer was not falling for Ohio State, so aggressive play from Mavunga and Mitchell powered the team in the opening half and combined for 23 of the team’s 39 points at halftime.In the first half, George Washington kept itself relatively alive thanks to 3-point shooting and questionable shot selection from the Buckeyes. But as their shots stopped falling and the Buckeyes got in rhythm, the team quickly fell behind. The Colonials’ leading scorer, senior guard Brianna Cummings, finished with just 14 points. George Washington struggled to find any sort of offense after keeping it relatively close in the first quarter, only trailing 17-12 after 10 minutes. George Washington shot just 27 percent from the field, compared to Ohio State’s 56 percent. After making four 3-pointers in the first half, George Washington made only one more the rest of the game. In addition to the Colonials’ shot not falling, they were outscored 46-20 in the paint.Following Ohio State’s victory over Maryland in the Big Ten tournament championship game, the team nearly had two weeks off since its last game. But Buckeye head coach Kevin McGuff said he was pleased with his team’s effort despite various miscues.“I think Steph got it right, in that we had stretches where we were really, really good, but we also had some stretches where we were sloppy, we had some silly turnovers,” he said. “We had some stretches in the first half where I didn’t like our transition defense, gave up a couple 3s. Overall, I think it was a really good performance from us, especially since we haven’t played in two weeks, but we just had some stretches where we could have been a little bit better.”On Monday, the Buckeyes will play the Chippewas, who upset No. 6 seed LSU on Saturday. read more


Digicel Summer Promotion launched 10000 in giveaways

Posted On Sep 17 2019 by

first_img Related Items:digicel summer promotion, trina adams Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 10 Aug 2015 – In a promotion which ends on August 31st, Digicel TCI announces that there is a chance to win $10,000 with their Summer in the Fast Lane promotion. Marketing Manager, Trina Adams shared that: “There will be four weekly winners of $1,000 each in cash and one lucky winner will walk away with a year of free Digicel mobile, broadband and TV services valued at $4000.” Adams said entering is automatic for all Digicel customers when they do things like purchase their LTE featured handset, top up $20 or more, activate a postpaid LTE data plan or get LTE prepaid.” According to Digicel, winners of the summer campaign will be selected randomly each week and contacted by a marketing representative. Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Parker wins $1,000 from Digicel ‘More the Merrier’ Business Leadership training investment by Digicel in TCI executives Digicel NBA Youth Jumpstart Basketball Clinic A Huge Successlast_img read more


Everton would fight to keep Idrissa Gana Gueye – Silva

Posted On Sep 17 2019 by

first_imgEverton boss Maco Silva has allowed Kieran Dowell to join Sheffield United on loan for the rest of the season but said the club would fight to keep hold of Idrissa Gana Gueye even as Paris Saint-Germain targets him.When asked about the PSG interest on the defender, Silva said as was quoted in the Guardian.“I have heard nothing about that but Gana is an important player for our squad,” Silva said.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“We don’t want to lose him.”Silva doesn’t plan for a busy transfer window but prefers to conduct business in summer.“January is always a difficult market; sometimes you only need it if you have a bad injury or something special happens. The perfect decision would be one player to come and improve our squad but we have to be 100%, or at least 95%, sure that the signing would make an improvement,” Silva added.last_img read more