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Fears of localised flooding in Donegal with more rain on the way

first_img Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp By News Highland – February 20, 2020 Twitter Previous articleDail preparing to vote for new TaoiseachNext articleMain Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Thursday February 20th News Highland Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Fears of localised flooding in Donegal with more rain on the way Google+ Google+center_img Pinterest WhatsApp 25mm to 35mm of rain is expected to fall in Donegal and across the North West from early tomorrow morning.A further yellow level rain warning is due to come into effect from 3am tomorrow morning and remain in place for 24 hours.Donegal County Council says with the ground already saturated, the expected rainfall over the next day may lead to localised flooding.The National Directorate for Fire & Emergency Management are continuing to liaise with the Council, Met Éireann and the OPW regarding the current spell of unsettled weather. Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Homepage BannerNews Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Community Enhancement Programme open for applicationslast_img read more

Children Dig Up and Bring Back Plantation

first_imgSchool children attending the 4-H environmental education program have been digging inthe dirt and coming up with history.They owe it all to one bored boy.”In the spring of 1989 I was teaching a forestry class at Rock Eagle,” saidRick Espelage. “And a bored student kicked up a corked-neck bottle.”Espelage is an education program specialist for the University of Georgia ExtensionService. He works in the environmental education program at the Rock Eagle 4-H Center nearEatonton, Ga.”The bottle turned out to be from the early 1800s.” Espelage said. “Weshifted gears and started to discuss archaeology and history.”Shortly, the students found what turned out to be the foundation for a log cabin builtabout 1807.Espelage approached the program coordinators and got permission to include anarchaeology curriculum in the environmental education program.”We now have discovered 11 different features,” Espelage said.The finds include a log cabin, the main house, the kitchen, a well, a privy, the dump,wagon roads, a slave house, a carriage house, rock walls and other features.”The great thing about this project is the long time it covers,” Espelagesaid. “The early log cabin was built by slaves around 1807. The main house wasn’tbuilt until 1838. And the Scott family lived there until 1900. That’s a long time tostudy.”Almost 1,400 of the plantation’s original 1,500 acres are now the Rock Eagle 4-HCenter.”Giles Tompkins claimed this land through a land grant,” Espelage said.”He met the Creek chief White Bird King to find out about the eagle-shaped mound onhis land. Tompkins gave his word that none of his heirs would ever destroy themound.”The Tompkinses stood by the promise. They later sold the land to the federal governmentso the mound would be forever protected.”That is a great lesson for the students,” Espelage said. “It reallyteaches them the power of a promise. A promise can even change history.”More than 41,000 school children visit Rock Eagle each year. Groups of them are nowreconstructing history with period tools Espelage has collected from local farmers and atflea markets.”We have reconstructed the privy, smoke house and carriage house,” Espelagesaid. “We have about 15 logs up at the log cabin, built by fifth- throughseventh-grade classes who learned to hew logs with a broadaxe.”When the project is completed, it will be a living history farm. The main house willinclude living quarters and an area to house the artifacts the students excavated.”Rick has helped the students excavate the site and classify the items they findjust like real archaeologists,” said Diane Davies, state coordinator of the 4-Henvironmental education program.”He took a very small living-history section of our program and turned it intosomething phenomenal,” she said.The new living-history section includes the archaeology digs, parts of the NaturalHistory Museum and pioneer-life classes.”We work with old tools and split shingles. And in spring we plant a pioneergarden,” Espelage said. “Just this year we added chickens.”In the evenings, the students sit around the campfire and sing pioneers’ songs.Teachers in period dress tell pioneers’ stories.The students have dug up more than the coffee grinder handles, old jugs, spoons, forksand harmonica parts. They’ve dug up some history they will never forget.And at Rock Eagle, they’re leaving behind an outdoor history learning center that willserve students for years to come.last_img read more

49ers 26, Seahawks 23: First win in 11 meetings comes in OT

first_img(CLICK HERE, if you are unable to view this video or photo gallery on your mobile device.)SANTA CLARA – It took 5 years and 10 straight losses to the Seattle Seahawks before the 49ers finally beat their NFC West rival again, doing so in overtime Sunday 26-23.The 49ers (4-10) won it on Robbie Gould’s fourth field goal, a 36-yard attempt amid rare rain at Levi’s Stadium, where the Seahawks (8-6) had won all four of their previous visits.“Obviously it means a lot beating Seattle for me,” former …last_img read more

Oportunidades: sectores chave

first_imgAs oportunidades de negocio abundam por toda a África do Sul, com alguns sectores identificados como tendo particular potencial de crescimento e investimento. Incluem as seguintes:Industria automovelA industria automovel na África do Sul e um motor global a turbo para o fabrico e exportaçao de veiculos e componentes. O sector exporta cerca de 10% do que fabrica, fazendo dela uma parte crucial da economia da África do Sul. Saiba maisOutsourcing (terceirizaçao)As empresas estrangeiras lutam cada vez mais contra o aumento dos custos e sentem cada vez mais a pressao das metas a atingir e a África do Sul esta a tornar-se um local favoravel para aqui encetarem contratos de BPO, do ingles Business Process Outsourcing, ou processo de terceirizaçao. Saiba maisTecnologias da Informaçao e Telecomunicaçoes e electronicaLider das Tecnologias da Informaçao e comunicaçao (TIC) em África, a África do Sul e o 20º maior consumidor de produtos e serviços de IT no mundo. Contribuindo cada vez mais para o PIB do pais, as TIC da África do Sul e o sector electronico sao sofisticados e estao em progresso. Saiba maisTurismoA lindissima paisagem cenica da África do Sul, a magnifica vida ao ar livre, o clima solarengo, a diversidade cultural e a reputaçao de retribuir o valor do dinheiro investido, tornaram-na num dos destinos mais procurados para viagens de lazer – e de negocios. Saiba maisAgricultura e agroindustriaA biodiversidade da África do Sul, aliada a sua longa linha costeira de 3.000 km, servida por sete portos de mar, favorece o cultivo de uma enorme diversidade de produtos marinhos e agricolas, desde os produtos da epoca, citrinos e frutos subtropicais ate aos cereais, la, floricultura, gado e caça. Saiba maisMinas e mineraisA África do Sul e um dos maiores produtores de metais preciosos como ouro e platina e tambem de bases de metal e de carvao. É o quarto maior produtor de diamantes. E os entendidos acreditam que existe ainda um potencial consideravel para descobrir outros depositos de minerios em areas ainda nao exploradas. Saiba maisIndustria quimicaA industria quimica da África do Sul, incluindo combustivel, plasticos e produtos farmaceuticos, e a maior do seu genero em toda a África e foi classificada pelo governo como motor principal do crescimento economico. Saiba maisReporter infoSAlast_img read more

ENT equipment helps save lives

first_imgPieter Twine (MySchool General Manager), Roxy Mitchell from the Children’s Hospital Trust, patient Tyrone Siljeur and Silva Kuschke, Chief Audiologist at the Red Cross Children’s Hospital. (Image: Children’s Hospital Trust)Children at the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital will now have specialist ear, nose and throat (ENT) equipment with the help of the Woolworths My School programme.The retailer and hospital celebrated the handover of a R400 000 donation – raised through their 2015 Christmas campaign – to the Children’s Hospital Trust, the fund-raising arm of the hospital in Cape Town.The Trust will use the gift to purchase specialist ENT equipment. It will enable the hospital to save the lives of children with life-threatening ailments and test the hearing of hundreds of other children.Much needed gearA high speed otologic drill is among the first pieces of equipment bought with the funds. This highly specialised piece of surgical equipment will be used on children who suffer from cholesteatoma; a disease of the middle-ear that can lead to death when untreated.A specialist microscope used for examination and diagnosis to prevent hearing loss will also benefit the hospital’s out patients. This will assist in more accurate and effective diagnoses, and improved procedures, which, in turn, will help the hospital maintain its high standards of paediatric care.The Christmas campaignThe My School, My Village and My Planet fundraising programmes is one of the biggest in South Africa. It raises essential funds for schools, charities and environmental organisations by encouraging cardholders to swipe their cards at retail partners. In turn, retailers donate a percentage of the purchase value to the beneficiary of the buyer’s choice.The Woolworths Christmas Giving campaign was supported by international music sensation Pharrell Williams. Woolworths customers donated to the campaign every time they used their linked cards in a store between the 5 November and 25 December 2015.Louise Driver, CEO of the Children’s Hospital Trust, said: “Woolworths and My School are such valued supporters of the Children’s Hospital Trust and the Red Cross Children’s Hospital.“As benefactors of their annual Christmas Campaign, the Trust has have been able to purchase much-needed ENT equipment to perform life-changing operations and interventions on children who suffer from severe ear disease, ensuring that they regain or do not lose their ability to hear. We want to thank them for their generous donation, as well as all the customers who swiped their cards while shopping. Every little swipe has made a huge difference in a child’s life.”Pieter Twine Woolworth’s manager of Loyalty and My School, said: “We are delighted that our customers were part of this successful campaign to give the gift of hearing to South African children in need.“The funds raised for this was in addition to our normal contributions to customers’ beneficiaries. So, it was an easy way for them, at no extra cost, to participate in the essential, but very expensive upgrade of the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital’s ENT equipment.   The festive season should always be about giving, and it is such a pleasure to help to improve children’s access to specialist medical care.”last_img read more

The Leadership Playbook: Do As I Say, Not As I Do

first_imgAre you full of performative contradictions? Are you doing what you say one cannot—or should not—do?You say that your salespeople should block off time for their most important tasks, like nurturing their dream clients, prospecting, and following up. You want the members of your team to do the things that make a difference and produce results. Are you blocking time for coaching your sales team, the most important activity and the one that generates the highest return on effort?You tell your sales team to get out from behind their email and get in front of clients, to go where the action is and make a difference. You tell them not to waste time with the browser and their twelve open tabs. However, you dole out this direction from behind your CRM’s dashboard. Staring at the score never helped anyone win a game. How often do you see a coach with his back to the field of play?You want your salespeople to study so they’ll have the business acumen to create value for their prospects and clients, as well as distinguish themselves in a crowded field of “me too” competitors. You want them to read, to educate themselves, to do their homework. Are you better and more widely read than your sales team? Do you have the business acumen to be a peer when you are sitting in front of their clients? Or might you fail the test you ask your team to pass?Your people will follow your lead. They’re more likely to do what you do than what you say, especially when your words and your actions are in conflict. If you want your people to follow you, you have to lead them. That means you have to embody the values you want them to hold, and demonstrate the actions you want them to take.Your people will do as you do, not as you say.last_img read more


first_imgOn the Final day of last week’s X Blades National 18 Years and Under Championships, volunteers who had contributed to the tournament were publicly acknowledged by Touch Football Australia centrefield at the BCU Coffs Harbour International Stadium.Touch Football Australia National Media Coordinator Karley Banks provides this special insight into one the vital cogs in our Technical Volunteer army, with an inside look at the work performed by the Director of Elite Programs Cathy Gray, and respected National Selectors Les Wellbourne, and Karen Larose within the High Performance Youth Program.Please click on the below attachment to read the full story.Related Filesselectors_story_-_18s_2007-pdflast_img read more

Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby Comments On Prospect Of Conference Adding Teams

first_imgA pylon with the Big 12 logo.FORT WORTH, TX – OCTOBER 25: The Big XII logo on a pylon at Amon G. Carter Stadium on October 25, 2014 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)Earlier today, Oklahoma president David L. Boren made headlines when he stated that he would like the Big 12 to add two schools to put the conference’s membership at 12. Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby has now commented on Boren’s statement. He wasn’t very surprised by it. Bob Bowlsby: “We talk about membership at ever meeting. I think our presidents individually have their own opinions on things.” (more)— Chuck Carlton (@ChuckCarltonDMN) June 24, 2015Bowlsby (more): “President Boren expressed his today. … His comments are not troubling. This is out there. ,,, (more)— Chuck Carlton (@ChuckCarltonDMN) June 24, 2015Bowlsby (cont): “I have not gotten the indication that the majority of our presidents feel that way. … (more)— Chuck Carlton (@ChuckCarltonDMN) June 24, 2015Bowlsby (cont): “I get the feeling that nothing has changed since we last discussed it.”— Chuck Carlton (@ChuckCarltonDMN) June 24, 2015Bowlsby said at some point majority in Big 12 may feel “that we should get bigger. I have not heard at this point that they feel that way.”— Chuck Carlton (@ChuckCarltonDMN) June 24, 2015Which teams would you want added to your conference, Big 12 fans?last_img read more