Crossan hopeful that Burnfoot flood defence work will start soon

first_imgAudioHomepage BannerNews Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty By News Highland – August 20, 2018 Pinterest Harps come back to win in Waterford FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Previous articleCAO points requirements for all courses on offer at LYITNext article7% increase in people flying from Dublin to Donegal News Highland Pinterest Twitter Facebook Google+ WhatsAppcenter_img It’s hoped that work will start on the construction of flood defences in Burnfoot in the coming months, with people hoping to get back to their homes, a year after they were forced out as a result of flooding.Wednesday of this week is the first anniversary of the flooding which caused millions of euro worth of damage in Donegal and across the region. Inishowen was particularly badly hit, with some areas, including Swann Park in Buncrana, still not reinstated.Burnfoot was also badly affected, and having been previously ommitted from the C-FRAMS programme, it was subsequently added on.Speaking today on a special Nine til Noon Show marking the anniversary, Cllr Nicholas Crossan said he’s hopeful the necessary work will be done quickly…………….Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/nichcross.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebook Crossan hopeful that Burnfoot flood defence work will start soon News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction DL Debate – 24/05/21 Twitter Google+last_img read more

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SAFE In The Harbor

first_imgWhen SAFE in Sag Harbor’s Project Coordinator Danielle Laibowitz chose purple as the color of the organization’s swag bag, there was no other meaning behind it other than she was tired of blue and red, and just liked the color purple.But the color could not have been more fitting for the bags when they were handed out during the organization’s drug take back day at the Sag Harbor Fire Department on Friday, August 31 — International Overdose Awareness Day. Purple, which symbolizes mourning, is the official color of the day and Laibowitz was glad to use it to get the organization’s message out into the community.“It’s really all about prevention and using strategies that change the environment of the area. Taking the drugs out of the community changes the environment so that there are now less drugs in the community,” said Laibowitz, who arranged giveaways such as cellphone pop sockets, pens, and ice scrapers to spread the good word beyond the firehouse, in exchange for over-the-counter and prescription pain medications, some of them habit-forming opioid narcotics.About 20 pounds of drugs were collected during the last take back in October, Laibowitz said. And as of 1 PM on Friday, eight people had turned out to the firehouse to drop off their donations, bringing the organization’s efforts pretty close to that of the last take back.But this time, there were a few surprises. Some residents had donated hypodermic needles, although there were no plans to accept them. “I said, ‘no sharps,’” Laibowitz said. The collected drugs and hypodermic needles will be transported — via police escort — for incineration at Covanta Huntington LP, a waste disposal plant in East Northport.Last year, an estimated 190,000 people worldwide died prematurely from drug use, according to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. The United States alone counts for one in four of the world’s drug deaths, with roughly 64,000 people succumbing to drugs from January 2016 to January 2017, according to the Center For Disease Control.In 2017, the Town of Southampton experienced 19 deaths — the highest death toll from overdoses in its history. That, combined with the death of a young Sag Harbor girl, Hallie Rae Ulrich, and her boyfriend, Michael Goericke, within a day of each other provided the catalyst for the formation of the Southampton Town Opioid Task Force, which has since been replaced with a panel aimed at devising prevention and treatment programs within the town.The take back also has a less immediate purpose. It will reduce the amount of drugs that people flush down the toilet, an act which leads to groundwater contamination, according to Laibowitz.Suffolk County Legislator Bridget Fleming, who is a member of the Legislature’s Public Safety Committee, agreed the reason the drugs should be off the streets is two-fold. She said the first starts with keeping them “out of people’s homes, out of medicine chests, out of the hands of kids or people who have problems with addiction, because they can be abused.” Secondly, she explained, “In the olden days, people used to say, ‘Flush your unused medications down the toilet.’”“We know now that is really disastrous for the bays, creek, and harbors,” she said. “The thing to do is to be organized, get the word out, and then have responsible agencies like the police department take custody of them and dispose of them properly, so that they stay out of the hands of people that might abuse them and they stay out of the bays and harbors where they could do so much harm.”Assemblyman Fred Thiele agreed the drug take back is important for both public health and environmental reasons. “Take back programs are growing across the state and they are necessary for those reasons,” he added.SAFE in Sag Harbor, the acronym of which signifies “for a substance-abuse free environment,” currently has about 250 members, with about 20 to 30 of them active volunteers. However, Laibowitz said it is looking for more people to join and help out. The next meeting is at Pierson High School’s library on September 18 and there will be a talk, “Tall Cop says ‘Stop,’” by opioid prevention advocate Jermaine Galloway, a retired police officer who speaks all over the U.S., on October 9. He will speak at a yet-to-be-finalized venue in three sessions aimed at helping parents, educators, and law enforcement identify the drug paraphernalia and hiding spots used by teenagers. For more information about the organization, visit [email protected] Share Members of the community marked SAFE in Sag Harbor’s drug take back day at the Sag Harbor Fire Department. Independent/Peggy Spellman Hoeylast_img read more

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DAIC AGM 2017 Enhances Board of Directors

first_img Sharing is caring! Share Share Tweet Sharecenter_img DAIC’s New Board of DirectorsPress ReleaseRoseau, Dominica – July 21, 2017 – The Dominica Association of Industry and Commerce (DAIC) elected a new Board of Directors to serve for the 2017-2018 year.Mrs. Kira Thompson-Aird, President elect 2016, has been re-elected to serve for another Term. DAIC’s focus on enhancing growth, competitiveness and employment was entrenched in the President’s Report 2016 and the tabled direction for her 2017/2018 Term of Office. Thompson-Aird expressed delight with the newly elected Directors, noting their respective strengths will complement and enhance the existing Board in the development of the DAIC and Private Sector.THE 2017/2018 DAIC BOARD OF DIRECTORS:Mrs. Kira Thompson-Aird- PRESIDENTMr. Stephen Lander- VICE-PRESIDENTMr. Earl Edwards- TREASURERMrs. Enda Henry- ASSISTANT TREASURERMr. Kenny Green- PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICERMr. Jeffrey Baptiste – IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENTMr. Eliud Williams- DIRECTORMs. Kimone George- DIRECTORMrs. Nathalie Sampson- DIRECTORMr. Dave Stamp- DIRECTORMrs. Nikima Royer Jno-Baptiste- DIRECTORMr. Damien Sorhaindo- DIRECTORThe 2017 DAIC Annual General Meeting (AGM) succeeded the DAIC’s “Eggs & Issues” Breakfast, wherein Keynote Speaker Mr. Timothy N.J. Antoine, Governor of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank, spoke to and expounded on the AGM Theme: “Improving Monetary Stability through Growth, Competitiveness and Employment”.The Governor encouraged the region to move swiftly in their approach to capturing opportunities, sharing best practices to learn from each other, sharing of market information – key in growth strategies, and ensuring full participation in private sector development initiatives. The DAIC thanks Governor Antoine and the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank for their time with us on July 20th, 2017 and extends its appreciation to our Membership and the wider Private Sector for their engagement.The DAIC’s committment to a proactive and visionary Private Sector guides its’ approach to embracing opportunities and challenges, seeking to achieve the highest level of competitiveness, economic growth and development for Dominica. 499 Views   no discussions LocalNews DAIC AGM 2017 Enhances Board of Directors by: – July 24, 2017last_img read more

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Watabe earns second place in Nordic Combined meet

first_img IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 LAHTI, FINLAND – Akito Watabe placed second for his second straight podium finish Friday at the men’s Nordic Combined World Cup meet won by his German rival Eric Frenzel.After losing his balance due to a collision with Frezel at the final stretch of the 10-km cross country ski race, Watabe crossed the goal line 1.7 seconds behind Frenzel, who posted his seventh victory this season with a total time of 23 minutes, 57.7 seconds. KEYWORDS Akito Watabe, Eric Frenzel center_img GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES “My ski pole got caught in Frenzel’s skis. Oh well, it can’t be helped. I finished second, but it was a good race and I’m satisfied with how I did today,” said Watabe, who missed out on his first victory of the season.Jan Schmid of Norway was third in 24:29.9.In ski jumping, Noriaki Kasai finished seventh with 246.6 points and Daiki Ito was 10th. last_img read more

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Japan claims four gold medals on first day of Paris Grand Slam

first_img RELATED PHOTOS Naohisa Takato squares off with Kazakhstan’s Yeldos Smetov in the men’s 60-kg final of the Paris Grand Slam judo event in Paris. Takado won to claim one of Japan’s four gold medals on Saturday. | KYODO GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES “The world level (of competition) in the 60-kg division is fairly low, so it’s typical for me to win. I stayed calm and was able to find my opponent’s weak spot,” Takato said. “I think I can start a winning streak from here out going into 2019 and 2020.”In the men’s 73-kg weight class, former world champion Soichi Hashimoto also took gold at AccorHotels Arena after throwing Mongolia’s Tsendochir Tsogtbaatar right-sided seoi-otoshi for ippon. He earned his first individual win on the IJF World Judo Tour since 2017.On the women’s side, Rio de Janeiro Olympic bronze medalist Ami Kondo earned her first win in Paris and sixth Grand Slam title by beating 48-kg opponent Distria Krasniqi of Kosovo with an inner leg reap for ippon.“I had put my whole heart into gradually getting a gold medal. (The time I couldn’t win) was incredibly difficult,” said Kondo, who is one step closer toward selection for the Aug. 25-Sept. 1 world championships in Tokyo. “I’ve seen the bottom, so now I want to go up.”Ai Shishime rounded out Japan’s gold medal winners with a victory in the women’s 52-kg division against compatriot Natsumi Tsunoda, who settled for silver after earning a third shido penalty for passivity.Among other results at the first Grand Slam of the year, Japan’s Momo Tamaoki and Nami Nabekura took respective bronzes in the women’s 57-kg and 63-kg divisions. center_img PARIS – Reigning world champion judoka Naohisa Takato led Japan’s haul of four gold medals on Saturday, the first day of the Paris Grand Slam in the French capital.Takato picked up his fourth win at the prestigious event after defeating former world champion Yeldos Smetov of Kazakhstan in the men’s 60-kilogram division. The 25-year-old countered a last-ditch effort from Smetov with 13 seconds left in the final for a waza-ari and a record ninth Grand Slam title. IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5last_img read more

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Gemma feels good to run out in front of family

first_imgRugby League BY SIMON KESLEP She is one of the many Papua New Guineans who have made their debuts in more than one sporting code. Gemma Schnaubelt, 22, of mix parentage of Central province (Hula) and New Ireland said her transition from touch footy to rugby and now into rugby league was more easy and enjoyable. “Yeah it is quite easy for me. I have been playing rugby league back in Australia and I think the hardest thing was getting to jell in with the girls, coming together,” said young Schnaubelt who is set to run out onto the Oil Search National Football Stadium in her second test match for Oil Search PNG Orchids on Saturday against Great Britain women’s rugby league team. Back in Australia, she plays for West Brisbane Panthers in the South East Queensland competition and her team won the grand final which also saw her scoring a hat-trick playing in the wing. “With skills and awareness including your vision set with playing helps in transition into rugby league or any kind of contact sport with the rugby ball. Your basic skills like draw and pass is what most players (touch footy) improve on when they go into league and is more or less a big factor. She said it will be good to have the feeling of running out and playing in front of her families, relatives based in Port Moresby and also the home fans. She will play at fullback and when asked how her input will assist the team, she said her communication with the players at the back helps a lot with defensive sets. “I think for me defense is the biggest thing for me as a fullback. I have to make sure if someone gets through (pass defensive line) I am the last person to defend,” she said. Gemma like any other player in the team will not only run out onto the field of play to make up numbers or impress anyone but she is happy to be part of the Orchids team that continues to establish friendships, development pathways and gaining life lessons. “I think rugby league for women in PNG continues to develop, and just like last week it was not much of a big loss. We didn’t lose that much and I think the talent in the team, the young girls in the team continue to look to senior players for setting the bar. “Rugby league is not just a sport but enables you to create friendship and teaches you life lessons,” said Gemma. She said she also looks forward if given an opportunity to represent PNG especially the womens folk as the second female rugby league player alongside Amelia Kuk in the NRL women’s rugby league competition.last_img read more

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Elliott still believes in Gamecocks

first_img Session ID: 2020-09-18:bde33221e3bb0410fc96fdab Player ID: videojs-brightcove-player-862506-4605362059001 OK Close Modal DialogCaption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsDefaultsDoneClose Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.The Gamecocks will have their work cut out against Florida. Under first-year coach Jim McElwain, the Gators enter with an 8-1 record and the Southeastern Conference’s Eastern Division title already in hand.While Florida is a strong favorite to defeat the Gamecocks in Saturday’s noon game, playing at home in front of family and friends could help the Gamecocks pull out a win. Elliott is confident USC, playing only its second game at Williams-Brice Stadium in its last six will be ready.“I think they take pride in winning and going out and playing a good football team,” said Elliott. “You know anytime you can measure yourself to a really good football team and you’re setting the stage up, ‘Now this may be the best left tackle you’re going up against or the best defensive end. How are you going to stack up individually?’“I think that’s the same way our team looks at it. A great opportunity to go out and put up a good showing against a great football team with a heck of a head coach and staff and just see exactly where we are. And when you look at us the last two weeks, three weeks, you go Vanderbilt, A&M and Tennessee, we’ve stacked up pretty well. We haven’t gotten over the hump, but you know we’re knocking on the door, and somebody’s going to answer it shortly. Our team, we feel like we match up.”Elliott is happy with the effort he has seen from the Gamecocks and hopes, despite back-to-back heart breaking losses to Texas A&M and Tennessee, they will put together a winning formula at home.“You’ve got to see the player’s eyes,” said Elliott. “You’ve got to let them know – when I say you’ve got to see their eyes, you’ve got to look them in the eyes and they’ve got to believe in what you’re telling them.“You can’t have a guy over in the back corner thinking about something else when we’re down 17-3. If you engage that football team and I mean really engage them with your eyes. You look at them across the room and you can feel they believe in what you’re saying, then you’ve got a good chance to go out.”South Carolina interim coach Shawn Elliott talks with cornerback Chris Lammons (3) after a play during the first quarter against Texas A&M.South Carolina interim coach Shawn Elliott talks with cornerback Chris Lammons (3) after a play during the first quarter against Texas A&M. COLUMBIA – The University of South Carolina football team is 3-6 and must win its final three games to be considered for a bowl.South Carolina interim coach Shawn Elliott talks with cornerback Chris Lammons (3) after a play during the first quarter against Texas A&M.South Carolina interim coach Shawn Elliott talks with cornerback Chris Lammons (3) after a play during the first quarter against Texas A&M.With two of those games coming against No. 10 Florida and No. 1 Clemson, the Gamecocks’ chances of adding a postseason game to their schedule seems improbable.Don’t tell that to interim coach Shawn Elliott, who believes his team can pull off the trifecta and can’t let himself think anything else.Simply putting a blemish on the Gators’ and Tigers’ records is not a goal. He doesn’t even want to hear questions of USC being relevant only as a team with the ambition of upsetting others.“Those teams who say, ‘Hey, let’s go play spoiler,’ that’s kind of a joke to me,” sad Elliott. “Our goal is to win football games. It doesn’t matter what their rank or how successful they are, we are to go out and compete.“Any man with a competitive spirit wants to go out there and win. That’s the bottom line.”Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%0:00 Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window. The Video Cloud video was not found. Error Code: VIDEO_CLOUD_ERR_VIDEO_NOT_FOUNDlast_img read more

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Tema hosts final phase of Inter Allied Consult soccer camp

first_imgThe final phase of the Inter Allied Sports Consult soccer camp will begin on Thursday, February 18 at the Tema Sports Stadium.The three-day exercise, organised in collaboration with France-based sports firm Noga Sport Management, is aimed at unearthing talented players for European Clubs.Omar El-Eter, Chief Executive Officer of Inter Allied Sports Consult told GNA Sports that 48 players selected from top leagues of seven West African countries will be participating in the rigorous exercise.He said players who make the mark will be signed on by Spanish La Liga sides namely Barcelona, Sevilla, Athletico Madrid and Malaga, who are represented at the event by their scouts.El-Eter explained that his outfit in partnership with his French counterpart, Olivier Noah, have signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the respective Clubs, which gives players the license to join the respective clubs outright without subject to trials.He added that 10 players will be selected after the exercise, which will come of in the form of friendly matches against lower division sides. Various scouts from top notch European clubs are also in the country for the event, which ends on Saturday, February 20, 2010.The Chief Executive Officer observed that his outfit intends to make the soccer camp an annual affair, with two camps.The first phase of the Soccer Camp lasted from Saturday, February 13 to Monday, February 15 at the Presec Park, Legon.The second phase which ended on Wednesday, February 16 was also held at the Tema Stadium.Source: GNAlast_img read more

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