Yellow wind alert issued for Donegal

first_img Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleConcerns raised again over Carndonagh CourthouseNext articleASTI working to ‘break the impasse’ with Government News Highland Yellow wind alert issued for Donegal Google+ Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp Google+center_img Homepage BannerNews Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Pinterest Community Enhancement Programme open for applications By News Highland – February 12, 2021 Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Met Eireann has issued a yellow wind warning that is due to come into effect at 9 o’clock tonight for 9 coastal counties.The 12 hour yellow wind alert affects Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo, Clare, Cork, Kerry and Waterford with gusts of up to 90km/h expected.After midnight a rainfall warning for Cork, Kerry and Waterford, with between 30 and 40 mm of rain being forecast.A status yellow snow and ice warning for Connacht, Leinster, Cavan, Monaghan and Donegal will kick in at 2am and last until noon tomorrow. Twitter Facebooklast_img read more

Lakeside lines upgraded

first_imgON JUNE 9 Sweden’s King Carl XVI Gustaf formally opened Banverket’s reconstructed Svealandsbanan regional main line between Slast_img

Bayern Munich crush Chelsea in Champions League last 16, first leg

first_imgLondon, United Kingdom | AFP | Bayern Munich crushed Chelsea 3-0 at Stamford Bridge in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie on Tuesday, with Serge Gnabry scoring twice for the German giants.All the goals came in the second half, as Gnabry’s brace was followed by a Robert Lewandowski finish for his 11th Champions League goal this season. Chelsea had Marcos Alonso sent off late on following a VAR review after clashing with Lewandowski. The second leg is in Munich on March 18. Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Golf stars congratulate England Golf Award winners

first_img Tags: England Golf Awards, grassroots golf, Volunteers The people, clubs and counties that make golf great were celebrated last night at the England Golf Awards 2019 – with congratulations from golf stars Tommy Fleetwood, Dame Laura Davies, Tyrrell Hatton and Jordan Smith.They sent messages to Performance of the Year winner Conor Gough, Lifetime Service Award winner Ian Bonser, Championship Venue of the Year, Stanton-on the Wolds, and County of the Year, WiltshireThey were among the nine winners who were applauded by over 400 guests at the adidas Golf-sponsored awards, at the Royal Lancaster London.Winners also included the pioneers of a scheme which offers golf ‘on prescription’ from GPs, outstanding volunteers who share their love of the game, an inspirational coach who counts himself lucky to work with young players and a club with an amazing welcome for members and visitors.England Golf Chief Executive Nick Pink commented: “All our award winners are very special and prove that golf is a go-ahead game with a great welcome for everyone and, even better, that it’s good for your health.“Their achievements are helping to change the image of golf within the wider community and that’s good news for everyone who cares about the game.”The Award winners were:Teenage talent Conor Gough of Stoke Park Golf Club, Buckinghamshire, won the Performance of the Year Award after his stunning 2018 season when he won top British and English titles. Tommy Fleetwood, who won this title last year, told him: “What an amazing year! I’ve been keeping track of your progress and we will be doing that for a long time to come, I am sure.” Read moreIan Bonser of 3 Hammers, Staffordshire won the Lifetime Achievement Award, sponsored by The Telegraph. He has helped countless people to follow their golfing dreams and was congratulated by golfing legend Dame Laura Davies, who told him: “What you have done for golf and all the time you have put in means this award is thoroughly deserved.” Read moreStanton-on-the-Wolds Golf Club, Nottinghamshire, won the Championship Venue of the Year Award – and the congratulations of Tyrrell Hatton. The three-time European Tour winner was a regular at England Golf championships as an amateur and he said: “I know the golf clubs all go above and beyond to make it a fantastic experience for the players. So massive congratulations to Stanton for winning this award, you guys must have been fantastic!” Read moreWiltshire Golf won the County of the Year Award and first congratulations came from another European Tour winner, Jordan Smith. He came up through the Wiltshire ranks and commented: “I’m so proud of my county, Wiltshire. For such a small county we have definitely been punching above our weight!” Read more.Mytime Active and its centres at Bromley and Orpington won the new Innovation Award, sponsored by Players 1st, for pioneering golf ‘on prescription’, with impressive results. The project is set to spread to three more centres next month and it’s hoped other golf operators will take it up. Read moreThe Exeter Golf and Country Club in Devon won the Most Welcoming Club of the Year Award, sponsored by HowDidiDo. The club has blended the best of tradition with contemporary style to open its doors and appeal to golfers of all ages. General Manager Chris Jones commented: “On a scale of 1-10, this is 11! Read moreMark Feeney from West Derby Golf Club in Liverpool won the Volunteer of the Year Award for the way he revitalised the junior section, growing it from two or three players to over 40 members in just a couple of years. “This is wonderful for the club, it’s amazing. It’s not just about what I do,” said Feeney. Read moreLou McLoughlin of Bromborough Golf Club, Cheshire, became Young Ambassador of the Year, presented in association with the Golf Foundation. The bubbly 18-year-old simply loves helping people enjoy golf. “This is so exciting,” said Lou. “You don’t realise people think so much of you and when you find out, it’s special.” Read moreAaron Lansberry from Hatchford Brook Golf Centre, Birmingham won the Coach of the Year Award, sponsored by The PGA. The inspirational coach puts the fun into golf for hundreds of youngsters, counts himself lucky in his work and commented: “It’s lovely to win, it’s the cherry on the cake and it backs up all the hard work we do.” Read moreCaption: Winners of the England Golf Awards. 22 Mar 2019 Golf stars congratulate England Golf Award winners last_img read more

Oceanport Shelves Ex-Commvault Site For Its New School

first_imgDisheartened members of the Oceanport Board of Education announce that they have removed the Crescent Place property from consideration for a new district school on Feb. 21. Photo by Chris RotoloBy Chris Rotolo |OCEANPORT – The former Commvault building at Crescent Place, recently identified as the potential site of a new $30 million complex for students of Oceanport and Sea Bright, has been scrapped from consideration after a surprise unanimous decision by the Board of Education.The announcement was made following a 68-minute, closed-door executive session at a packed public meeting in the Maple Place School’s library on Feb. 21. Concerned residents had come to speak out at the public hearing, filling the venue and spilling out into the lobby.“Based upon our thorough review as a Board of Education of all aspects of this proposed project, at this point we are removing the Crescent Place property from consideration,” said Board President Michelle McMullin.“This is not a win for our children,” McMullin added. “This means they will be in an unfit building for at least another two to three years.”Located at 2 Crescent Place at the Monmouth Park Corporate Center, the 110,000-square-foot building was once the site of Commvault, a data protection firm that opened in Oceanport in 1996. In 2014 the operation moved to a Tinton Falls property at the former Fort Monmouth.The board initially settled on the property at a Jan. 24 meeting, choosing the former Commvault headquarters as the best of three presented options, noting that the site offered the ability to create a more modern facility without interrupting their students’ education during the construction process, as well as ample space to expand if student enrollment increased.Oceanport residents erupted in cheers and applause, some providing a standing ovation, as the Board of Education announced its plans to remove a property at Crescent Place from consideration for a new district school on Feb. 21. Photo by Chris RotoloThough public comments were delayed by the executive session, that did not quell discussion among the more than 120 waiting residents in the library, who voiced their concerns about student transportation, nearby flooding of the Turtle Mill Brook, contaminated soil due to the dumping and storage of chemicals by former inhabitants of the facility – including Perkin-Elmer Corp. and Interdata Inc. – and potential criminal threats.Resident Rob Newland presented a report to the board which he said described 94 criminal acts in the past 20 months at a nearby hotel, some of which allegedly occurred during school hours and when extracurricular activities would be taking place. The transgressions, he said, included drug overdoses, weapons discharge, theft and disorderly persons offenses.Oceanport resident Chris Macioch addresses his neighbors about harassment he has suffered for voicing his opinion in favor of a new district school at the Crescent Place property formerly under consideration for a new district school on Feb. 21. Photo by Chris RotoloBoard of Education member Meghan Walker said she was displeased that Commvault was no longer an option.“I don’t care what you think of me for saying this, but I don’t think this is the right decision,” Walker said to those on hand. “I whole-heartedly believed in Crescent Place. There wasn’t anything that was submitted to us that we did not investigate, and came up with answers that satisfied me.”“I’m not an expert on crime statistics but the people we consulted are. Same with the flooding, same with busing, same with everything else,” Walker added. “It breaks my heart to take this off the table, because in my heart I know it was the most fiscally responsible and forward-looking thing to do. It allowed for expansion. It solved all of our problems as it pertained to parking and ballfields, ADA compliance, fire safety, intruder protection. All of it would have been solved for every student in this district.”The Crescent Place project would have been financed through a $30 million bond over a 30-year period. It was tentatively planned to be on the ballot for a special referendum on Oct. 2, and would have raised taxes significantly for Oceanport residents, and would also have subjected Sea Bright residents to a slight hike.For the past three years, the Board of Education has researched options to upgrade its two schools – Wolf Hill Elementary School and Maple Place School – which serve kindergarten through fourth grade and fifth through eighth grade, respectively.During the proposal presentation on Jan. 24, it was revealed that Wolf Hill Elementary – which is 107 years old – and Maple Place School – which was built in 1966 – both lacked fire-prevention sprinkler systems, as well as intruder protective entrances approved by the Department of Homeland Security, and ADA-compliant features, providing limited security and accessibility to their students.Annamarie Ippolito is a resident and teacher at Wolf Hill Elementary School who supported the board’s decision, and said, despite the conditions of the facilities, she’s ready to continue the search for another option.“Now we do start over and I will sit in that building now for another two years until we find another solution,” Ippolito said. “And again, I ask that you continue to put the students first, as you have. And I thank you for that.”With the former Commvault site now off the table, the board may search for new options, or revisit remaining proposals, one of which included the construction of a brand new Wolf Hill Elementary School next to the current facility at 29 Wolfhill Ave., while making short-term upgrades to Maple Place School that would call for future funding.A second option was to build a two-story structure at Fort Monmouth for pre-K through eighth-grade students, but was shelved because of uncertainties surrounding the bidding process through the Fort Monmouth Economic Revitalization Authority.“I appreciate that you took into consideration what we had to say, what everyone had to say, and made a decision based on it,” resident Kim Vaughan said to the board. “I think that we have a very good momentum going now. Everyone in our town is engaged. Everyone wants a new school. And now you have us at your disposal. Use us. We will help you.”This article was first published in the March 1-8, 2018 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more

Nitehawks avenge loss by stopping shorthanded Leafs 4-1

first_imgThe Beaver Valley Nitehawks snapped a three-game skid in a big way, scoring three times in the first period en route to a 4-1 victory over the Nelson Leafs in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action Saturday night at the NDCC Arena.The Hawks took advantage of a banged up Leaf squad to climb to within three points of Murdoch leading Castlegar Rebels.“It’s really tough,” said Leaf defenceman Robson Cramer.“We have a lot of key players hurt . . . (Dylan) Williamson, (Michael) Crawford to name a few,” Cramer added. “We only had nine forwards and four “D”, so it’s tough when you’ve got a short bench like that.”Cramer felt the Hawks knew of the Leafs injuries and jumped on the home squad right off the get-go.Mitch Foyle got the Hawks going minutes into the game when he put the puck past Joey Karrer in the Nelson nets.Beaver Valley maintained the 1-0 lead until Allan Pruss increased the margin with a power play goal with five minutes left in the frame.Cramer cut the lead to 2-1 a short time later. But former Leaf Andy Miller restored the lead 40 seconds later. “I figure they knew about our injuries because they put on a lot of pressure on us and got a few goals early which just killed us,” Cramer explained.The Leafs struggled for most of the game to generate any offensive push against the Hawks.The lack of offence was evident in the territorial play and the shot clock, which Nelson had only nine shots in the first two periods.Nelson tried to mount a comeback in the third but any momentum was quickly snuffed out when Foyle scored his second of the game on the power play early in the third.The Leafs tried desperately to cut into the Beaver Valley lead, pulling Karrer with just over three minutes remaining in the game.However, nothing was working for the Green and White on this night.“For the next couple of weeks we’ve just got to stick together until we get some of our guys back,” Cramer said. “In two or three weeks we’ll be getting everyone back and be able to get back to normal.”Hawks Drake Poirier had a relatively easy night in goal, facing only 15 shots to register the win.Meanwhile, Karrer was the busier of the two goalies facing 25 shots as Beaver Valley led in every period.BLUELINES: The Hawks gained some revenge on the Leafs after losing to the Green and White by the same 4-1 score last Sunday in Fruitvale. . . . Leafs Blair Andrews, playing just his second game after a long bout on the injury list, was taken from the ice in the first period after suffering a head injury from a hit in the first period. Andrews was cut as well as suffering contusions to the face area. . . . Also missing from the lineup were Dylan Williamson, Michael Crawford and Timothy Nichols. . . .Leaf assistant coach Sean Dooley tried his best Roger Neilson impression when he waved the white towel on the bench in disgust with the officiating in the third period. Neilson gained instant fame with the Vancouver Canucks when the coach tied a white towel to a stick in a mock surrender during the 1982 National Hockey League Campbell Conference Finals between Vancouver and Chicago. . . . Nelson is back in action Tuesday in Grand Forks before meeting rival Castlegar in a home-and-home series Friday in Castlegar and Saturday at home. . . . Castlegar took over top spot in the Murdoch Division with a 4-3 win over Grand Forks Saturday.last_img read more

Fight Night Fundraiser in Nelson shows Boxing is Back

first_imgDom Borbosa from the Salmon Arm Bulldogs Club edged Benito Ward from Spokane, Wash. in a Junior B 576 kgs Novice bout in a split decision.After Emmet Emblau from 2 Rivers Quesnel and Aiden Gareau of Cranbrook staged an exciting battle in the 27 kgs Initiation match, it was time for the home crowd to get onto their feet for Nelson’s own Riel Martinez in the 35kgs Initiation bout.Martinez did not disappoint the home side as the diminutive fighter held his own against Dylan Muhlig of Cranbrook.“I’m very impressed with the response we see here tonight,” Pineiro said.“I’ve been stressed out all week hoping people would show up. The support we’ve received from the town has been amazing . . . from the people in the community and the boxing community as well as other towns.”The other match results had Payson White of Thistletown/Kelowna and Charlie Nelson of Cranbrook fight in a Junior A Exhibtion before Tristan Ewanin and Eric Whitecap, both of Calgary Boxing scored unanimous decisions over Ty Kolbeck of Cranbrook and Nelson boxer Elias Martinez, respectively.Clive Fagan of Calgary scored a TKO decision over Toby Carroll of Nelson while Yamood Ajaj of Calgary earned a unanimous decision win over Dayton Swaan of 2 Rivers Boxing Club of Quesnel.In the main event, between Olin Lee 2 Rivers Boxing Club of Quesnel and Israel Alvarez of Spokane, Lee earned a split decision.Nelson boxers will now focus their attention the 2016 BC Golden Gloves Tournament, set for the weekend of June 10-11 at 2 Rivers Boxing Club in Quesnel.However, the excitement, and success, of Saturday’s Get to the Golden Gloves Fight Night Fundraiser Event will continue for months to come. It’s been a long, long . . . long time since local fighters have been able to perform in front of home supporters.Saturday, in front of a sold out crowd at the Nelson Rod and Gun Club the Nelson Boxing Club was able to stage its first fight card in more than 30 years with the Get to the Golden Gloves Fight Night Fundraiser Event.“This is big for us,” said the main driver behind the Nelson Boxing Club Jesse Pineiro.“It’s the first boxing match in Nelson that I’m aware of since 1983.” “So it’s big for the town,” added Pinero, coach of the Nelson Boxing Club.“It’s big for our club. . .. It’s kind of a culmination of a lot hard work for our club. We’ve been doing this for three years now and now we finally have enough guys to host a match.“So this feels pretty good to have come this far.”Right from the opening bell, it was obvious the atmosphere in the building the crowd was into the action inside the ring.last_img read more

Facebook’s Latest App-Permissions Change Could Land It In German Court

first_imgTags:#Facebook#privacy#web Facebook has changed the way it seeks permission to share users’ personal information with third-party apps and games, a move that could land the social network in a European court. A German consumer advocacy group is threatening to sue the social network unless it gives users a clear choice on whether they agree to share information.Why Privacy Advocates Are Angry What has provoked the Federation of German Consumer Organizations  is Facebook’s decision to drop the “Allow” and “Don’t Allow” buttons used in choosing whether to share personal information with a game or app. Rather than offer the choice in a no-nonsense permissions page, Facebook now shows in the App Center a page with colorful images and a single button that reads, “Play Game.” Under the button is the list in gray font, which could make it seem less important than text in bolder type.Avi Charkham, co-founder of MyPermissions, lists five design elements on Facebook’s new page that he claims play down the fact that in choosing to play a game, people are giving up lots of information. To see exactly what’s being shared with the app developer, users have to roll over a question mark that then shows they are giving up their name, friends list, email, user ID, networks and “any other information you made public.”Getting such information to advertisers is the core of Facebook’s business model – which naturally leads to pressure to push the envelope on privacy. “Facebook will push the concept of consent to the breaking point,” said David Jacobs, consumer protection fellow at the Electronic Privacy Information Center.Has Facebook Crossed The U.S. Line?To the Federation of German Consumer Organizations, Facebook crossed the line with its latest site change. In the U.S., though, that line is blurry. Under a recent Federal Trade Commission order, Facebook is required to first obtain “affirmative, express consent” from a user before sharing information with a third party. In addition, the company has to “clearly and prominently disclose” the information shared.Facebook did not respond to a request for comment. Presumably, it believes that by agreeing to play a game, users are also agreeing to share personal data. Also, rolling over a question mark for details could technically satisfy the disclosure requirement. “Having the user click to use the app probably counts as affirmative consent,” Jacobs said. “But the App Center disclosures might not be clear and prominent.”Pressure On Privacy Won’t Stop Whether or not the recent changes meet U.S. or German requirements, it’s unlikely the company will stop looking for ways to mine the wealth of information it collects from provide. In a recent interview, Facebook engineer Andrew Bosworth, whose mission is to find ways to increase ad dollars from the company’s mobile app, said he is exploring ways to use a smartphone’s audio sensor to trigger relevant ads. For example, if you’re at a Bruce Springsteen concert, then you might be in the mood for buying the artist’s latest album.The site is also investigating the money-making possibilities of sending ads based on a user’s place and time. “Maybe you’re walking past somewhere we know you’ll like and it tells you there’s a deal you can get,” Bosworth told Technology Review, published by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. “Ads don’t have to be a distraction.”Facebook’s Balancing Act Like other Internet companies, Facebook is fishing for profits in the ocean of user information it gathers. But Facebook is unique in that it has to balance selling the information people think they are sharing only with friends while also respecting their privacy. That’s a high-wire act that’s likely to require constant adjustments to avoid a disastrous fall. A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro…center_img Related Posts Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification antone gonsalveslast_img read more

“SIXTY SECONDS IN TOUCH”

first_imgAnother edition of 60 seconds in touch, brought to you from Kawana Waters on the Sunshine Coast…(first time this has ever been written from Queensland!) * I’m sitting here at the computer overlooking the beautiful Quad Park fields where tomorrow afternoon the 2nd Youth World Cup will kick off. Games begin at 1:00pm make sure you get down and have a look if you can. * The atmosphere is already great, how can you go past the Cook Islanders who turned up for the Managers meeting in their bright yellow shirts and with video recorders in hand? It’s a fantastic thing for these Touch lovers to travel and get together for the event only held every four years, what a great experience for all involved! * The Opening Ceremony is being held tomorrow morning at the Kings Beach Amphitheatre, it starts officially at 9:00am but be there early for a sheet under the shade (or out of the rain, depending on the weather.) All athletes will march past and have their National anthem played, there will be a couple of speeches and the Gubbi Gubbi Dance Tribe will welcome the tournament to the Sunshine Coast. * Congratulations to Roxy Winder from the Gold Coast for being selected as Australia’s flag bearer for the Opening Ceremony. Roxy has competed at both Youth World Cups, several other Australian Junior tours and is a current member of the Australian Womens Open National Training Squad. Congratulations to Troy Malcolm also, one of Australia’s longest serving and most-capped junior representatives. He’s leading the Under 20 Men as Captain and with the experience that comes from being a part of the World Cup winning Mens Open side in 2003, Troy is no doubt an incredibly important member of the entire Australian team. Finally, congratulations to all selected Australian team captains: Mens 20 Years- Troy Malcolm Mixed 20 Years- Katie Shaw and Matt McDonald Womens 20 Years- Claire Winchester Mens 18 Years- Ji Bonner and Aaron Tandek Mixed 18 Years- Claire Giarola and Dean Springfield Womens 18 Years- Lauren Barclay * Don’t forget to bring your umbrella down to Quad Park, there’s been the odd drop of rain around and it’s predicted to last for the next few days. * Keep an eye on the ATA website, which will provide links to the FIT website and the Sporting Pulse website for all of the latest news and stories. * There’s been some last minute withdrawals and inclusions to the Aussie sides after injuries, there will no doubt be a story in the coming days on those given the last minute opportunity to represent Australia. * Don’t forget to send a hero email or fax to the Aussie sides [email protected] or fax (02) 6285 2820, they have certainly appreciated those received already and it no doubt builds their confidence! * In other news (yes there is other news besides the Youth World Cup) the NSW Junior State Cup is fast approaching. It’s being held on the 19th and 20th of February and applications close this Friday, January 21st. Get in quick! * A massive 86 teams have nominated for the Yass Knockout, being held on January 29th and 30th. With many interestingly named teams and many travelling from Sydney and other NSW regions, it’s sure to be an awesome tournament. Check out www.nswtouch.com.au for all the info. * The Victorian Touch Team titles are taking place on April 2 and 3, see www.victouch.com.au if you want more information. Touch in Victoria is steadily growing and events like this are finding their way onto the calendar more regularly. It’s great to see! * ATA’s Techincal Support chicky and National Teams organiser (not sure of exact title) Maree Curran, would like to wish her husband Matt (Australian Mens Open representative) a very happy third Wedding Anniversary for today (January 18th). She says she loves you, misses you and is hoping you’re coping without her while she’s at the Youth World Cup. * That’s about all for now, don’t forget to keep an eye on the websites for all the latest YWC (that’s my abbreviation because I’m already sick of writing the full title and the games don’t even start until tomorrow) news. * Remember any story ideas or requests for help with media can be sent to Rachel Moyle at [email protected] By Rachel Moylelast_img read more

a month agoNewcastle, Everton eyeing Marseille centre-back Boubacar Kamara

first_imgNewcastle, Everton eyeing Marseille centre-back Boubacar Kamaraby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveOlympique Marseille’s 19-year-old centre-back Boubacar Kamara is attracting Premier League interest.The Evening Chronicle says United have taken a look at Kamara in recent times, but the Ligue 1 club have now tied him down to a new deal.Nevertheless, Newcastle and Everton have impressive teenager Kamara on their database.Kamara has already made 54 first team appearances and would be considered immediate first team material but after Marseille battled to get him to sign a new deal – he now has a £16million price tag. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more