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Fire crews working to bring gorse fire under control in West Donegal

first_img WhatsApp Facebook Google+ Twitter Twitter Previous articleKevin McHugh on depleted Harps to host CobhNext articleHighland’s Farming News – Thursday 17th May News Highland Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebook Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Fire crews working to bring gorse fire under control in West Donegal Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic center_img Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA AudioHomepage BannerNews By News Highland – May 17, 2018 Google+ News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Pinterest Community Enhancement Programme open for applications The Donegal Fire Service are currently working to bring a gorse fire under control in West Donegal.It is believed that the blaze started this afternoon in the Brinlack area of Bunbeg with crews remaining at the scene this evening.Local Councillor Micheal Cholm MacGiolla Easbuig is reminding people to be cautious during this period of warm weather:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/fire.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. WhatsApp Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme last_img read more

PSV signs Asian betting partner

first_img Alberto Alfieri: Leading the way for Gamingtec’s B2C growth August 25, 2020 Share StumbleUpon PSV Eindhoven has signed online entertainment site Wellbet as the clubs official Asian betting partner.Under the terms of the deal, due to commence on January 1 of next year and run until mid 2020, the bookmaker is to be granted exposure at PSV’s Philips Stadium and usage of the clubs logo in official campaigns.Toon Gerbrands, PSV General Manager, said. “It is known that PSV has been focusing on sponsorship revenue from the gambling market for a long time. “In addition, we focus our arrows on markets outside Europe, where Asia is a very interesting market. There has been contact with Wellbet. We are very content that we can increase the range of PSV outside Europe with such a big player. “This follows news of Wellbet’s multi season deal with Italy’s Serie A, giving the company comprehensive integration into match graphics, and visual advertising across all of the league’s matches broadcast in Asia.Mark Lu, communications director from Wellbet, added:  “We are convinced that the collaboration between PSV and Wellbet will be successful. “Wellbet is a leading brand in sports and entertainment in Asia. PSV is, in turn, a top team in the Eredivisie where many world-famous footballers have begun their career. We are looking forward to an innovative partnership between both companies.”PSV, the 23 time champions of the Netherlands, are currently five points clear of Ajax at the summit of the Eredivisie. Submit CT Gaming bolsters Italian profile with The Betting Coach  August 27, 2020 Share TVBET passes GLI test for five live games in Malta and Italy August 25, 2020 Related Articleslast_img read more

Watch: Tongue-in-cheek Tim Paine says Australia would like to play India in a pink…

first_imgAdvertisement 9r7NBA Finals | Brooklyn VsnrWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) y4Would you ever consider trying this?😱7db1Can your students do this? 🌚ae6Roller skating! Powered by Firework Australian Test skipper Tim Paine took a dig at his Indian counterpart Virat Kohli saying that his team would love to play at the Gabba against India and are only waiting for Kohli’s “permission”. The Aussie wicketkeeper was at his witty best at the press conference following an innings and five runs victory over Pakistan in the first Test at Brisbane.Advertisement Image Courtesy: Getty ImagesThe Woolloongabba Stadium or better known as the Gabba in Brisbane has been the venue for the first match of the Australian summer since a long period, but last year the series against India kicked-off at Adelaide and the Gabba did not feature at all in the entire series.“We’ll certainly try and we’ll have to run that by Virat,” Paine joked.“That’s (Gabba) where we like to start our summer and it has been for a long, long time except for last summer. As I said, we’ll ask Virat and see if we can get his permission to play here and maybe even get a pink-ball Test if he’s in a good mood,” he added.Prior to their historic day-night Test against Bangladesh, Virat Kohli claimed that he was open to playing a pink-ball Test in Australia as long as the team could get a day-night practice match at the venue.Read Also:Shane Warne bats for D/N Adelaide test when India tour Australia in 2020Virat Kohli ready to play pink ball cricket in Australia – provided there is a practice match beforehand!  Advertisementlast_img read more

Putting Their Neighborhood On The Map

first_imgMIDDLETOWN – Motorists traveling on Route 35 were recently surprised to see a new sign pop up at Cresent Parkway, in the River Plaza section. It reads “Welcome to Minnisink.”Minnisink is a reference to the Algonquin-speaking Native American tribe that once lived in this area. The sign was designed, erected and paid for by homeowners who live in a deep neighborhood off Crescent Parkway, on streets called Iroquois Avenue, Delaware Avenue, Mohawk Avenue and Minnisink Boulevard.The sign, which received the blessing of the township’s governing body, is part of the first phase of a homegrown plan by citizens to spruce up a forlorn entrance to their own residential neighborhood.“Sometimes it just takes one person to step forward, and when you do, other people will follow,” said resident Al Mollo, who is credited with starting the grassroots campaign. The community effort included a neighborhood-wide vote, a volunteer day and a fundraising drive.“The response was great; we have really good neighbors and literally everyone chipped in,” said Molo.Cleaning up the entrance of Crescent Parkway has been a continuous discussion in the neighborhood for some time.Mollo got the ball rolling last spring with an appeal to neighbors. “I just sat down at my computer one day for two hours and typed up a letter. We printed them out and then my two kids walked around the neighborhood with the other neighbor’s kid, and they handed out 100 flyers.”On the flyers was information about how neighbors could donate $10, along with their time and effort, to help clean up the median island that separates both sides of Crescent Parkway, where the sign is located.In May, some of the neighbors spent a Sunday afternoon working together on the clean-up. Some discussed how nice it would be to have something to identify their neighborhood. During the clean-up, the residents noticed the sign in front of a former spa, which had been shuttered since a fire in 2013, was no longer being used. The owner of the spa – who also lives down the block – willingly offered it up.Tricia Simon, a local artist who also lives a few streets over, volunteered to refurbish it.“I like to reuse and recycle, and I figured if we can repurpose it, why throw it out?” Simon said. “We could save a lot of money being that it was just people donating funds.”Simon, the go-to artist on the block, had painted murals inside River Plaza School three years ago, and runs a side business where she creates signs for clients.After taking the sign back to her house and spending a few days working on it, she showed the final product to fellow residents. It reemerged with the new name and a fresh coat of paint, giving the sign the look of distressed wood.Help from other residents came in the form of hard labor. Billy and April O’Brien, who live on Woodside Drive, provided that extra bit of assistance.“My husband, he’s an excavator for a living, so this comes naturally to him,” April O’Brien said. “He’s a hard worker and he loves helping out, and it was a great team effort from everybody in the neighborhood in one place.”The O’Briens, originally from Brooklyn, have been Middletown residents for the past dozen years. One of the reasons they made the move down to the Jersey Shore was because of the history in the area.In the vote for naming the community – which had other options such as Crescent Pointe, Crescent Fields and Minnisink Meadows – April said her family voted for naming the block Minnisink.“I love that they chose the historic name, as someone from New York, I know there’s too many people from New York here,” she said. “For the Middletown people, it’s upsetting at times, but it’s nice to keep the historical name and not change anything because that’s what it should be.”Through every stage of the neighborhood facelift, a larger sense of community appreciation emerged.Deputy Mayor Tony Fiore, who was Mollo’s main government contact throughout this endeavor, helped move the project along.Fiore arranged to have Department of Public Works pick up brush cleared by residents from the traffic island, and had them deliver two truckloads of mulch to spread after the cleanup.“I was so happy to help them out, help them get through some of the process,” Fiore said by phone. “It just speaks volumes to that neighborhood, and I’m so appreciative that that community put themselves through that process.”Despite the hard work, Mollo says community members are going out of their way to keep the space clean. Neighbors have also taken the initiative to decorate the sign for the seasons. As Thanksgiving is right around the corner, the always-traditional bale of hay and corn stalks give the newfound space a seasonal feel.Simon, the local artist, believes anything to keep the sign and its surrounding area seasonal is well worth it.“It’s really nice to see that too, because it does just bring everybody together for something positive,” she said. “It feel’s good to drive down and see that.” By Jay Cooklast_img read more

Buchy rink sweeps past McKenzie at Kootenay Mixed Playdowns

first_imgTom Buchy of Kimberley is off to represent the Kootenay Zone at the BC Mixed Curling Championships after sweeping past the James McKenzie rink of Castlegar 2-0 in the Mixed Finals Saturday at the Nelson Curling Club.Buchy, third Lori Buchy, second Dave Toffolo and lead Robyn Toffolo, defeated McKenzie by scores of 8-2 and 7-1.Buchy now advances to the BC Mixed Championships March 2-5 in Parksville.last_img

Granite Pointe opens driving range; course ready for play Wednesday

first_imgGranite Pointe General Manager Dave Belling said the driving range and pro shop will open Saturday for players to get a head start on the season.Belling, said the 18-hole 6,209 yard, par 72 track will be open for play Wednesday as well as the rest of facilities at the Rosemont based track.The season is already lining up to be a great one at Granite Pointe.Some of the highlight tournaments include the Save-on-Foods Children’s Hospital event, Nelson Rotary Cup and Granite Pointe Corporate Cup.This season Granite Pointe, already blessed with a vibrant Junior program, is hosting more than 140 elite golfers under the age of 16 years at the BC Amateur Golf 2017 BC Juvenile Championships August 15-18. It’s time for golfer to dust of the clubs as Granite Pointe at Nelson is getting ready to open for the 2017 season.last_img read more

HEAVILY FAVORED SMOKEY IMAGE CRUISES TO 8 ½ LENGTH SCORE IN $250,000 CALIFORNIA CUP DERBY; ESPINOZA & GAINES TEAM FOR 1 1/16 MILES WIN IN 1:43.49

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 30, 2016)–Unbeaten Smokey Image, in his first try around two turns, annihilated six California-bred rivals en route to a 8 ½ length win in Saturday’s $250,000 California Cup Derby at Santa Anita. Ridden for the first time by Victor Espinoza and trained for the first time Carla Gaines, the California-bred colt by Southern Image got a mile and a sixteenth in 1:43.49 and no-doubt stamped himself a ticket to the Kentucky Derby trail in his next start.Breaking from post position two, Smokey Image easily out-footed Glory Bound to the first turn and set comfortable fractions of 23.49, 47.48 and 1:11.63.“He reminds me of California Chrome!” said Espinoza. “I was expecting him to run a big race today. I worked him the other day and he worked unbelievably. I was very impressed. For me, I don’t look at it like Cal-bred or not. I just look at him and ask where he has potential…The way he ran today, he showed me that he can go the distance and he showed me that he can run with any horse, Cal-bred or not…Hopefully, I can get my next (fourth) Kentucky Derby.”Off at 2-5, Smokey Image paid $2.80, $2.40 and $2.10.“It looks like he did two turns well, right?” said Gaines, who took over training Smokey Image from Northern California-based Greg James following his most recent win at Del Mar on Oct. 30. “My first impression was that he was just a very, very nice horse. You know what? Greg James and his assistant, Mary, did a tremendous job with this horse. Really, I just took over the reins.”Owned by Betty Irvin’s Irvin Racing Stable, Smokey Image, who is out of the Free House mare, Special Smoke, notched his perfect sixth win and picked up $137,500 for the win, increasing his earnings to $435,100.“We’ll evaluate the calendar and see what he’s ready for, but certainly his performance today indicated we might have something more special,” said Irvin’s daughter, Diane Irvin, who serves as her racing manager. “After my dad passed (last year), I took over.”Tough It Out, who was ridden by Santiago Gonzalez, rallied from last to be second, finishing 6 ¼ lengths in front of Xingontothebone. Off at 8-1, Tough It Out paid $5.40 and $3.80.Xingontothebone, who was caught four wide going into the first turn, finished 1 ¾ lengths in front of Glory Bound. Ridden by Martin Pedroza, “Xing” paid $4.80 to show.last_img read more

Dwyane Wade’s game-winner stinks for the Warriors, but Twitter response is worth it

first_imgThe shot worked on every level you can imagine. For starters, it was a game-winner at the end of a game … By now you’ve probably heard or seen the blind heave that the Miami Heat’s Dwyane Wade banked home from behind the arc to crush the Warriors’ collective soul Wednesday night.No worries. We’ve got a spare copy you can watch:D-WADE BEATS THE WARRIORS ON A GAME WINNER 🚨🚨🚨 @DwyaneWade (via prideofcucamonga/IG) pic.twitter.com/8s8llr9PUD— Overtime (@overtime) February 28, 2019last_img

Kerr promises Smailagic ‘will 100%’ leave Santa Cruz for Warriors this year

first_imgPORTLAND — Encouraged by what he’s seen from forward Alen Smailagic in the G League, Warriors coach Steve Kerr said the rookie will make his NBA debut at some point this season.“He will 100% find his way onto the floor in a game, or multiple games,” Kerr said after Wednesday morning’s shootaround. “We just don’t know when that’s going to be.”With the Warriors’ G League affiliate in Santa Cruz on Tuesday, Smailagic finished with a career-high 29 points on 12-for-18 shooting (5-for-9 from …last_img

ICT helps the blind

first_imgThe notetaker device is the first invention of its kind in South Africa and was developed by Willem van der Walt, a blind researcher at the CSIR. (Image: CSIR) MEDIA CONTACTS • Nicki Koorbanally  CSIR Meraka Institute  +27 12 841 4532RELATED ARTICLES • New SA fingerprint tool a world first • SA academic gets top science award • Top award for local invasion biologist • Portable plant makes fuel from waste • SA mine detector gets top recognitionWilma den HartighA portable voice-based computer for the blind, developed by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), has been shortlisted in the South African Breweries (SAB) Foundation inaugural Innovation Awards.The notetaker device is the first invention of its kind in South Africa and was developed by Willem van der Walt, a blind researcher at the CSIR.Fellow researcher Gerhard van den Berg was also involved in the development of the product.Van der Walt is respected in the field of information and communication technologies (ICT) for disabilities.Rewarding innovationThe SAB Foundation Innovation Awards recognise individuals who have unique and practical ideas that can improve the lives of people living in low-income areas.The main award is a grant of R1-million (US$128 000) with two runner-up awards of R500 000 ($64 000) each.The notetaker is one of five recipients of a seed grant for further development. The grant includes funding for the commercialisation of the product, which will be supported by the SAB Foundation over a period of two years.The notetaker was shortlisted as one of 18 inventions, selected from more than 100 entries, for improving the lives of blind South Africans.According to 2009 statistics of the World Health Organisation, 314-million people worldwide live with some form of visual impairment. Of these, 45-million are blind, and 90% live in low-income countries. Cataracts remain the leading cause of blindness in middle- and low-income countries.About 2.6-million South Africans are disabled, of which 24% have visual disabilities.“As a blind programmer, I realised that a much more flexible, localised and cheaper machine could be built than other similar expensive accessibility devices for the blind, available from overseas,” Van der Walt says.Not your ordinary notebook computerThe notetaker is different from a standard notebook computer in that it does not have a screen and only uses speech as feedback to its user.The computer has a keyboard for input and a voice synthesiser for output.All its features are customised so that they can be used with a speech interface.The device provides support for multiple local languages, including English, Sepedi, Afrikaans, Setswana and an experimental isiZulu voice.Van der Walt says that finding a balance between cost and functionality was one of the biggest challenges of developing the notetaker.“Finding the suitable hardware for the software was challenging,” he explains. “For example, finding hardware with which one can make a good audio recording is not easy when cost, battery life and size is crucial.”The notetaker has been tested in the market at disability conferences and workshops, with successful results.It is also supported by the South African National Council for the Blind.The next phase of the project is to develop a production-ready prototype.Commercialising the product“I would like the notetaker to come into production and be available in the market through specialised companies such as those currently supplying accessibility technology to the blind,” he says.The customised computer device is easy to operate and can be used by young school children, university students and older people.There is a gap in the market for an affordable computer for the blind. He believes that the product has the potential to have an immediate impact in the educational and employment sectors.Blind people can use computers that are connected to Braille keyboards and screens, but the skill and technology is not widely available and is usually only imported.However, if the product is manufactured locally and is cost effective, it could change the lives of thousands of blind people.The National Accessibility ProgrammeVan der Walt’s research was part of the National Accessibility Programme.The main focus of the five-year research and innovation initiative is to help people with disabilities become more integrated into mainstream society, through the use of ICT.The project was developed by the CSIR Meraka Institute in partnership with a representative group of Disabled Persons’ Organisations and the former Office on the Status of Disabled Persons in the Presidency.The Meraka Institutes the largest group in South Africa dedicated to ICT research.last_img read more