December 24, 2019

INVESTIGATION LAUNCHED AS NEW FOREST FIRES HIT THE COUNTY

first_imgThe scene in the early hours of this morning on the Killybegs Road outside Glenties. donegaldaily.comAN investigation is underway after yet another gorse and forest fire overnight.Embattled fire crews from Glenties were called out once again to tackle a blaze.Officers attended the scene of a massive forest fire on the Killybegs road at 3am and have spent the morning dousing the flames. It brings to more than 20 the number of gorse and forest fires tackled by crews in Glenties, Dungloe, Gaoth Dobhair, Falcarragh and Buncrana in the past week.INVESTIGATION LAUNCHED AS NEW FOREST FIRES HIT THE COUNTY was last modified: April 29th, 2014 by John2Share 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:donegaldonegal daily newsforest fireGlentiesgorse firelast_img read more

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December 21, 2019

Third All-Star award for Donegal captain Michael Murphy

first_imgDONEGAL CAPTAIN Michael Murphy has won this third All-Star Award.Murphy was this evening named among the 2019 PwC GAA-GPA All-Stars.The team was announced tonight at a banquet in the Convention Centre in Dublin. Murphy was previously an All-Star in 2012, when Donegal won the All-Ireland, and in 2014, when they lost in the final to Kerry.The Glenswilly man was named at number 12 in the selection.It was another stellar summer for Murphy, who captained Donegal to Ulster SFC glory and to the Division 2 League title.Murphy is the only Donegal selection with Ryan McHugh, Shaun Patton, Stephen McMenamin, Jamie Brennan and Patrick McBrearty were also nominated.  Dublin, the All-Ireland champions, bagged seven All-Star awards with the selection including four from Kerry, two from Tyrone and one apiece from Mayo and Donegal.2019 PwC GAA-GPA Football All-Stars: Stephen Cluxton (Dublin); Michael Fitzsimons (Dublin), Ronan McName (Tyrone), Tom O’Sullivan (Kerry); Patrick Durcan (Mayo), Brian Howard (Dublin), Jack McCaffrey (Dublin); Brian Fenton (Dublin), David Moran (Kerry); Paul Mannion (Dublin), Sean O’Shea (Kerry), Michael Murphy (Donegal); David Clifford (Kerry), Cathal McShane (Tyrone), Con O’Callaghan (Dublin).Third All-Star award for Donegal captain Michael Murphy was last modified: November 4th, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare 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:2019 All-Ireland SFC2019 Ulster SFCAll StarDeclan BonnerMichael Murphylast_img read more

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December 21, 2019

Young adults with autism open unique Christmas gift shop

first_imgA new ‘Crafts & Creations’ shop has opened at the iCARE centre in Buncrana in the run-up to Christmas, selling unique festive gifts made by young adults with autism.The shop is an excellent showcase of top quality products made by the young people of iCARE with the help of arts facilitators – and Centre Manager Angela Tourish says it is a real treasure trove for anyone looking for a special gift for friends and family this Christmas. The shop will be open on Mondays and Tuesdays 11am to 3pm and Fridays 2pm to 3pm at the iCARE premises on Looking Glass Brae, Ballymacarry, Buncrana. Young adults from iCARE making products for the new ‘Crafts & Creations’ shop.Items on sale in the new ‘Crafts & Creations’ shop.“At the beginning of 2019 we started a project for young adults with autism who for various reasons didn’t have an adequate school placement or day service after leaving school,” she said.“During the course of the year, they’ve all been involved in a number of very different activities – including growing plants in our polytunnel which they’ve then potted in some amazing containers that they’ve decorated themselves!“Our young adults have also been up-cycling furniture such as chairs and other household items like bottles & cans and transforming them into beautiful items great for any home.“Indeed, it’s been wonderful to see the young adults motivated to carry out the process of making different products from start to finish.” Young adults from iCARE making products for the new ‘Crafts & Creations’ shop.Angela continued: “In the run up to Christmas, they have also been making cards and craft items to sell in our newly opened ‘Crafts & Creations’ shop.“Our young adults have also been counting the money at the end of the day and this experience has really helped them to feel valued members of the community. Indeed, they’ve all learned such a wide range of real-life skills – whether in terms of making arts & crafts or running a shop – and have been delighted to talk to members of the public about their creations!“Importantly, the money we make from the new shop – and from our Christmas Craft Fair at 2pm – 6pm on Sunday December 1st – will all go back into helping sustain the project and our centre.“I’d therefore encourage as many people as possible to ‘shop a little, help a lot’ this Christmas by visiting the new ‘Crafts & Creations’ shop and show their support for the centre and our wonderful young crafters!”Young adults from iCARE making products for the new ‘Crafts & Creations’ shop.Shauna McClenaghan, Joint CEO of Inishowen Development Partnership (IDP), commended the work which ICARE does with young people and their families since its inception in 2000 saying: “It’s fantastic to see the opening of the new ‘Crafts & Creations’ shop at iCARE which is a welcome addition to this excellent facility. The creativity and quality of the products on offer at the new ‘Crafts & Creations’ shop is of an amazing standard”. Items on sale in the new ‘Crafts & Creations’ shop.Items on sale in the new ‘Crafts & Creations’ shop.“This exciting project is also providing the young adults with opportunities to learn, engage socially and participate in meaningful work like making and selling products.“Indeed, it is also helping to provide them with transferable business skills as they produce their wonderful products for sale and prove their capabilities and value in the community”.Items on sale in the new ‘Crafts & Creations’ shop.“Importantly, this project is not only showcasing the talent and skills of the young adults and arts facilitators themselves but is also encouraging people to buy local!“It really is a great place to buy that special gift for friends and family this Christmas whilst also supporting the iCARE centre – and I have no doubts it will be a huge success!” For further information on iCARE please visit www.icare.ie or on Facebook (i.C.A.R.E.) or contact Angela Tourish on 0749362226 / email centremanager@icare.ieYoung adults with autism open unique Christmas gift shop was last modified: November 22nd, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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:autismbuncranachristmas gift shopiCARElast_img read more

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November 16, 2019

Ben Grogan Says OSU Scoring Record Is ‘Great Honor’

first_imgBen Grogan is now the all-time scoring leader in Oklahoma State football history. More points than Barry Sanders. More than Thurman Thomas. More than Dan Bailey. Nobody has ever scored more than Grogan who broke Bailey’s record with a field goal against KU on Saturday.He talked after the game about why it was so special.“It’s a pretty great honor to be on that list,” said Grogan. “I looked up to Dan before I even got here just because he was a great kicker. Now I’m up there with him. That’s really cool to me. This is more a long marathon achievement … it’s one of my happier moments here for sure.” His coach Mike Gundy coached the top two (Grogan and Bailey) and played with two of the other top five scorers in school history (Barry and Thurman).“I was happy for Ben Grogan, becoming the all-time leading scorer,” said Gundy. “That’s a great accomplishment for him. He’s a great young man, hard-worker, self-motivated. It’s a great team award, because obviously you have to score a lot or be in the position to score a lot for him to break that record.”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

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September 30, 2019

The Latest Kentucky Riot Is Part Of A Long Destructive Sports Tradition

2002College Park, Md.MarylandWNCAAB17~24 After Wisconsin upset Kentucky in the men’s NCAA basketball tournament Saturday night, there was a riot near Kentucky’s campus in Lexington. People threw bottles and set fires, according to the Lexington Herald-Leader. The police used pepper spray and arrested 31 people. And this wasn’t the first time people in Lexington reacted violently after a big Wildcats game. Last spring, the police arrested dozens of people after riots when Kentucky lost in the national championship game. And they arrested dozens of people in two separate riots in 2012, after Kentucky’s wins in the national semifinal and final.Those are four of about 50 North American sports riots in the past five decades for which I’ve gathered media-reported data. The database tells a violent history of the aftermath of many sporting events: thousands of people arrested, hundreds injured, more than a dozen killed. The riots occurred in more than a dozen U.S. states and three Canadian provinces, in reaction to sporting events in all four major North American pro sports, plus college football, basketball and hockey. Nearly all the sports riots originated in championship celebrations. Just a handful followed losses for the home team.I put this together after finding no existing, comprehensive database of these events. Our data isn’t comprehensive, either. Among the limitations: Our Nexis and Google searches might not have turned up all media reports. Different jurisdictions and media outlets might use different thresholds in counting, say, injuries and fires. We often found differing counts for the same incident, and some incident reports did not include information on arrests, injuries and deaths (in those cases, we left the fields below blank). The numbers might have changed for some riots after the last media report about them. And some might not have been reported.Please let us know by email or in the comments if we’ve missed any. 2004BostonRed SoxWMLB>141 2014Storrs, Conn.UConnWNCAAB>30 1991ChicagoBullsWNBA>1002 1996ChicagoBullsWNBA650 1984Manhattan, Kan.Kansas St.WNCAAF24>24 1984DetroitTigersWMLB40801 2003OaklandRaidersLNFL>84 1990San Francisco49ersWNFL14 1989San Francisco49ersWNFL~90 2002Columbus, OhioOhio StateWNCAAF>50 1990DetroitPistonsWNBA141hundreds7 2010MontrealCanadiensWNHL252 1998DenverBroncosWNFL2260 1992ChicagoBullsWNBA>1000~190 1985San Francisco49ersWNFL>183 2015Lexington, Ky.KentuckyLNCAAB313 2014Storrs, Conn.UConnWNCAAB26 1995San Francisco49ersWNFL~1803 2001State College, Pa.Penn StateLNCAAB203 1993MontrealCanadiensWNHL115168 2008MontrealCanadiensWNHL160 1997ChicagoBullsWNBA 2012Lexington, Ky.KentuckyWNCAABdozens~20 to hospital 2008State College, Pa.Penn StateWNCAAF00 2002College Park, Md.MarylandWNCAAB2 2001College Park, Md.MarylandLNCAAB1 2014Lexington, Ky.KentuckyLNCAAB3123 2014San FranciscoGiantsWMLB403 1986MontrealCanadiensWNHL28 YEARCITYTEAMW/LLEAGUEARRESTSINJUREDKILLED 2015Columbus, OhioOhio StateWNCAAF<10 1971PittsburghPiratesWMLB100 2002Bloomington, Ind.IndianaLNCAAB4340 2012Lexington, Ky.KentuckyWNCAAB27 1993DallasCowboysWNFL2618 1968DetroitTigersWMLB200 1993ChicagoBullsWNBA6833 2012San FranciscoGiantsWMLB35 1999East Lansing, Mich.Michigan St.LNCAAB132 2010San FranciscoGiantsWMLB>4 2011VancouverCanucksLNHL~100 2000Los AngelesLakersWNBA>11 2006EdmontonOilersWNHL<400 1986Manhattan, Kan.Kansas St.WNCAAF<211 2004BostonPatriotsWNFL2911 1 2002Saint Paul, Minn.MinnesotaWNCAAH20 1996DenverAvalancheWNHL153 1994VancouverCanucksLNHLdozens>200 1982San Francisco49ersWNFL80125 read more

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September 10, 2019

Apex Legends season 1 battle pass new character Octane available now

first_img 0 The 17 most anticipated video games of 2019 Gaming Video Games The Wild Frontier is here, and so is our first Battle Pass. Learn more about the badges, skins, and voice lines coming your way: https://t.co/2ppF4L1WfM pic.twitter.com/CH4UevrY3G— Apex Legends (@PlayApex) March 19, 2019 And Horne’s post confirms the release of the game’s first new Legend, Octane, will come alongside the new season. Octane has long been rumored within the Apex Legends community, as his appearance had been data-mined weeks ago, with subsequent leaks piling up as time went on.Apex Legends is a free-to-play game that applies similar rules as Fortnite, such as the last one standing wins. Though in Apex Legends, only squads are allowed and you can pick a character that suits your way of playing. The game has gained 50 million active players in the first month since its launch in February. You can only buy the Battle Pass in the in-game store using Apex Coins. After you launch Apex Legends, go to the Battle Pass tab and purchase the Battle Pass from there. You can purchase Apex Coins in the store too. You will also keep your stuff after the season ends. First published on March 18, 11:40 a.m. PT.Update, March 19: Adds that Battle Pass is available now.  Tagscenter_img Share your voice Apex Legends Battle Pass will be available tomorrow.  EA Season 1 of Apex Legends is out in the wild. Electronic Arts, maker of the battle royale game Apex Legends, said its Battle Pass for Season 1: Wild Frontier is available now. The Battle Pass by itself costs 950 Apex Coins, the in-game currency, and the Battle Pass Bundle costs 2,800 Apex Coins. It costs about $1 for 100 coins. Both come with three special Battle Pass skins, while the bundle will unlock 25 levels in addition to the levels you’ve already reached, according to EA’s page.Lee Horn, lead product manager for EA-owned Apex developer Respawn Entertainment, published a blog post Monday explaining the philosophy behind Apex’s first season, and what makes it different from the wildly-successful Battle Pass Fortnite has established.”TL;DR Season 1 is about keeping it focused and allowing players to earn a lot of rewards at a great value (you even get the cost of the base Battle Pass back if you reach level 97),” Horn wrote. “We’ll begin adding more and more innovations each season, as we evolve the Battle Pass.” 17 Photos Post a commentlast_img read more

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September 2, 2019

What Future Transit Options Does Houston Need

first_img Listen To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Gail Delaughter/Houston Public MediaA light rail train in front of Metro’s headquarters on Main Street. Xcenter_img We often hear Houstonians bemoan the fact that we don’t have more vibrant, comprehensive mass transit. But what can we do about it – besides complain?Well, for one, there’s a task force working on the problem long term – about 25 years ahead, in fact.The High Capacity Transit Task Force is examining a variety of transit service concepts that might be workable for Greater Houston by 2045, when the region’s population is projected to be more than ten million.The task force will present its recommendations at the Transit Policy Council meeting on Friday, Feb. 22, at 9:30 a.m. at 3555 Timmons Lane, 2nd floor, Room B.In the audio above, Houston City Council Member Amanda Edwards talks about the task force, the solutions it’s focusing on, and what she’s hearing from the public concerning its desires for future transportation services. 00:00 /21:22 Sharelast_img read more

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August 31, 2019

Meteorite impact caused the highest temperature ever recorded on Earths surface

first_imgAn international team of researchers has found evidence of an ancient meteorite colliding with ground rock on Earth, producing the highest temperature ever recorded on the planet’s surface. In their paper published in the journal Earth and Planetary Science Letters, the team describes their findings after studying an impact crater in Canada and how they were able to calculate the temperature for an impact that occurred so many years ago. Citation: Meteorite impact caused the highest temperature ever recorded on Earth’s surface (2017, September 18) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2017-09-meteorite-impact-highest-temperature-earth.html Planetary scientists believe that Earth was bombarded on a regular basis during its formative years—by meteorites and other space rocks. Some of those collisions left behind evidence that is still observable today in the form of craters. One of them is Mistastin Lake crater located in Labrador Canada, which is approximately 28 kilometers across, suggesting that the object that struck the Earth there was large. The researchers dated the collision that caused the crater back to approximately 38 million years ago.Most craters, the researchers note, do not have much if any evidence of the object that caused them—they vaporize on impact. Likewise, most of the material struck by meteors tends to vaporize, as well. Because of this, it has been difficult to learn more about the nature of the space rocks and the conditions that occurred when they struck. One thing scientists do know, however, is that when collisions occur, a lot of energy is released in the form of heat—the question is how much. In this new effort, the researchers found a way to measure the heat produced when the object struck the ground in Canada.In studying the crater, the researchers found evidence of zircon, a common mineral, being changed into cubic zirconia. Prior work with both minerals has shown that temperatures of 2370° C are required for that to take place. Thus, the heat generated by the impact had to have reached at least that temperature. The finding represents the hottest temperature ever found to exist naturally on the surface of the Earth. The researchers note that this is the first time zirconia has ever been used to calculate the heat of an impact and also shows that some rocks can get hotter naturally than has been thought. More information: Nicholas E. Timms et al. Cubic zirconia in >2370 °C impact melt records Earth’s hottest crust, Earth and Planetary Science Letters (2017). DOI: 10.1016/j.epsl.2017.08.012 Transformations to granular zircon revealed: Meteor Crater, Arizona Credit: CC0 Public Domaincenter_img This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Journal information: Earth and Planetary Science Letters Explore further © 2017 Phys.orglast_img read more

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August 31, 2019

Dead murder accused case HC asks Delhi Police to probe

first_imgThe Delhi High Court has directed city police to probe whether some of its officers suppressed facts in a case pertaining to identification of a body as that of a murder accused who had jumped bail.The accused had allegedly connived with his family members to show the unidentified body as his own to get him declared dead by Uttar Pradesh Police.A special bench of justices Kailash Gambhir and Sunita Gupta directed the DCP concerned, under whose jurisdiction the Seelampur police station falls, to “carefully go through report of UP police” and file a status report by next date of hearing.It issued the direction after noting that UP Police in its report has said that some officers of Anti Auto Theft Squad of Seelampur police station were “guilty of suppressing the facts in the matter”.“Conduct of all these officers is not above suspicion. It was a very serious issue where a decomposed body of some person came to be identified as that of the appellant.“As per the UP police report the officials here are trying to come in the way of justice. It will not be allowed in this case,” the court said, while issuing the directions to Delhi Police. The bench also made it clear that “the necessary facts shall be fully inquired into and no casual approach will be entertained” and directed that the status report be filed in four weeks.The court was hearing the appeal of Rajbir against his conviction by a trial court here in a murder case. During pendency of his appeal in court, he had obtained bail and then went missing.Despite repeated summons, when the court had failed to get his presence in the appeal case, it had decided to direct the police in Ghaziabad to trace him since he belonged to that district.Later information, through UP Police, was received by the court that the accused is dead. UP Police had said family of the accused had identified the clothes found on the body as those worn by Rajbir. The body was handed over to them and they cremated it and got a death certificate in his name.last_img read more

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August 30, 2019

Add Photoshop to Your List of Skills and Reach for a Creative

first_img There are thousands of job listings across the web hunting for candidates with one very specific skill: Adobe Photoshop. Adobe’s photo editing juggernaut is a must-have for growing companies, but it can seem overwhelming if you’ve never had to do any design or photography work.You can always hire a graphic designer or outsource your needs to a freelancer, but you might need to conquer Photoshop yourself if your business is still on a shoestring budget. The Complete Photoshop 2019 Master Class Bundle will have you crafting your visual online presence in no time.7 Photoshop Web Design Projects: Learn Web Design By DoingThis 12-hour class is jam-packed with hands-on projects to propel you past “newbie” status. You’ll learn how to retouch photos, transform ordinary pictures into works of art and facelift your entire website.Photoshop Fall Edits For Outdoor Portraits & LandscapesOutdoorsy types will appreciate this course. It shows you how to use layers, layer masks and blending modes to bring out the best in fall foliage. You’ll also learn a three-step editing process to keep your workflow on task.Photoshop Light Effects: Let There Be Light!In just one hour, you’ll learn how to add more light, enhance existing light, bring more color to your sunsets and sunrises, create lens leaks and add lens flares. You’ll never have a poorly lit photo in your collection again.Photoshop Cinematic Photography EffectsTake an average still photography and transform it into a cinema-quality image with the tools in this course. An hour of content will demystify color grading and correcting, plus you’ll learn time-saving keyboard shortcuts for a faster workflow.Photoshop for Busy EntrepreneursThis masterclass is a one-stop shop for entrepreneurs who needed to learn Photoshop yesterday. Each project will teach you new skills. You’ll learn how to customize templates for faster results. You’ll also learn how to create your own custom graphics, logo, flyers, brochures and more — giving you complete control over your company’s visual branding.Photoshop Made EasyThis expert-led course helps you master Photoshop’s interface, tools, and pro-level features. Editing essentials, creative layering, and photo retouching are all covered. You’ll even learn how to convert color photos to black-and-white for a classic look.Start learning Photoshop today, you can get all six courses now for just $29.  Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Disclosure: Our goal is to feature products and services that we think you’ll find interesting and useful. If you purchase them, Entrepreneur may get a small share of the revenue from the sale from our commerce partners. Register Now » May 8, 2019 Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. 3 min readlast_img read more

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