Donegal Flood Management Plans go to public consultation today

first_img Consultation launched on proposal to limit HGV traffic in Clady Pinterest Today is the 30th anniversary of Eddie Fullerton’s murder WhatsApp Twitter Google+ Facebook WhatsApp Facebook Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+center_img Previous articlePlans underway to establish Club Players AssociationNext articleDonegal angling groups invited to apply for infrastructure funding admin Donegal Flood Management Plans go to public consultation today 45 new social homes to be built in Dungloe Donegal hoteliers enjoy morale boost as bookings increase Public Consultations are taking place today on Flood Risk Management Plans for Donegal, one in Donegal Town, the other in Dungloe.Members of the public are being asked to express their views on measures being proposed to address known flood risks across the county.The consultation event in Donegal will cover areas Donegal Town, The Twin Towns, Ardara, Killybegs, Glenties and Bundoran and will run from 2 until 7pm today in the Donegal Public Services Centre.Meanwhile in the Dungloe public Services centre, the consultation event there will cover Dunfanaghy, Bunbeg – Derrybeg, Ardara, Glenties and Dungloe. It will also run from 2- 7pm today.The OPW says that it wants to give local people the opportunity to comment on the draft Flood Risk Management Plans before they are finalised and are urging people to attend to make their opinions known. Disruption to cancer service will increase mortality – Oncologist Hospitalisations rise as Donnelly suggests masks will stay ’til autumn Pinterest By admin – October 19, 2016 Homepage BannerNewslast_img read more

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Kinetica Pro-Release packed with four-protein Biotein Release blend

first_imgSports nutrition brand Kinetica has kicked off 2013 with the launch of Pro-Release – a smooth tasting shake scientifically designed to create a balanced blend of fast, medium and slow digesting proteins for optimal protein production and muscle recovery.Engineered by elite sports nutritionists using high quality ingredients to create ‘the perfect time release protein blend’, Kinetica Pro-Release has been designed for serious athletes looking for serious enhanced performance during their training whilst developing and maintaining lean muscle.Available in a 1.8Kg tub, priced £64.99, according to Kinetica, Pro-Release is manufactured to the highest industry standards and provides a sustained release of amino acids into the body throughout the day and night and can be taken in addition to other sports supplements or in isolation.Containing Biotein Release, a unique blend of Milk Protein Concentrate, Whey Protein Concentrate, Egg Albumin Protein and Whey Protein Isolate, each protein is digested and absorbed at different rates to provide the optimum time release blend.As with all Kinetica sports nutrition products, Kinetica Pro-Release includes all natural flavours and colours and is laboratory drug screened to ISO 17025 standards to ensure customer safety.Biotein Release consists of four high quality proteins specifically formulated to ensure maximum results. Milk Protein Concentrate, Whey Protein Concentrate, Egg Albumin Protein and Whey Protein Isolate are all high in biological value, rich in amino acids for muscle growth and maintenance as well as supporting muscle recovery.Whey protein concentrate and whey protein isolate are fast digesting and contain high levels of protein and branched chain amino acids (BCAAs) to stimulate muscle tissue synthesis. Egg albumin protein is medium digesting and provides all the essential amino acids to aid recovery and repair. Milk Protein Concentrate is a slow digesting protein that releases amino acids steadily into the body to help prevent muscle tissue breakdown.www.KineticaSports.com Relatedlast_img read more

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The Best Soccer Players to Ever Come out of Cleveland

first_imgAfter the Cavs recent success in winning the Playoffs and Stipe Miocic claiming the UFC Heavyweight title beating Brazilian Fabricio Werdum within one round, the city of Cleveland has a lot to celebrate. While the aforementioned achievements certainly rank among our state’s most recent successes, this article will look at an often-ignored sporting landscape. With only one active soccer team in the state in the form of AFC Cleveland in the National Premier Soccer League, the spotlight is rarely shone on this particular sport. So, while many may feel that our state doesn’t have many notable stars in the sport, let’s debunk that myth and look at some of the most famous current pros. Justin MorrowFull back Justin Morrow currently turns out for MLS team Toronto FC, and has over 90 first team appearances for the Reds. He’s also had spells in Tampa, Chicago and San Jose. His most impressive achievement to date is appearing for the national team against Canada in 2013. However, this would be the only time the 28-year-old would play for the United States. In the World Cup Qualifiers, Morrow would sit on the bench but didn’t get the chance to come on. Matthew LampsonMatthew Lampson had been a backup keeper for much of his career. Having made 16 appearances across three seasons for Columbus Crew, he then went out on loan to Pittsburgh Riverhounds and Charlotte Independence in 2015 making a handful of appearances for both.In 2016, Lampson would move to Chicago Fire where he has finally cemented his place as a first choice. It marked a long road for the 27-year-old, as he’s face quite a lot of adversity in his life. At 17, Lampson was diagnosed with Stage 4B Hodgkin’s lymphoma, which he went on to beat. Now the keeper “invites a young cancer patient to be the guest of his foundation,” according to the Chicago Tribune because he can relate to what they are going through. Evan BushLast season, the 30-year-old was a standout performer for Montreal Impact and the team’s #1 goalie. This year, it’s been much of the same for the Cleveland-native. The Impact will be looking to exceed last season’s Eastern Conference Quarterfinals exit. And with regular frontman Didier Drogba still banging in the goals at 38, most would think that would be a possible outcome. However, MLS correspondent Paul Robinson who regularly covers the league for sports betting website Betfair suggests the Impact just don’t win enough games” to be considered as a major threat in the Playoffs. Chris KorbDefender Chris Korb started out his collegiate career at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio where he was the co-captain of the soccer team. From there he went to play for Cleveland Internationals between 2006-2009 where he would clock up 32 games.In 2011, Korb would make the big jump to the MLS with DC United and is still there to this day. He’s made over 100 appearances for the team, but it hasn’t all been plain sailing as the defender suffered an ACL injury in 2015, according to ESPN. Josh WilliamsBorn in Copley, Ohio, Josh Williams attended Cleveland University where he would go on to represent the Cleveland State Vikings between 2006-2009. He would then join the Cleveland Internationals in 2007. He made the transition to the MLS in 2010 where he would spend 4 years with the Columbus Crew appearing 71 times and then went on to play for New York City – he and currently plays for Toronto FC with the aforementioned Justin Morrow. Unfortunately, Williams will always be remembered for testing positive for a performance-enhancing drug in 2011.Image credit: alcheron.com Sujeet Related Topicslast_img read more

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Governor Dunleavy Calls $1,606 Dividend A ‘Partial PFD’

first_imgFacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Governor Mike Dunleavy’s administration announced Friday that nearly every Alaskan will receive $1,606 for this years Permanent Fund Dividend. Beginning Thursday, October 3, an estimated 631,000 Alaskans will receive their 2019 Permanent Fund Dividend in the amount of $1,606. The total distribution for this year’s dividend is approximately $1,013,000,000. During an online press conference the governor referred to this amount as a ‘partial PFD’: “We are still looking at a special session to complete that dividend, because right now we are looking at this as a partial dividend.”  Alaskans who filed for the dividend online and chose direct deposit will see the funds in their bank accounts on or shortly after October 3. Alaskans who applied with a paper application and/or chose a paper check will receive payment starting on October 24. Dunleavy:“This has been an ongoing discussion all year long as to what that amount would be. My office believes, as well as many Alaskans, that that amount should reflect the statues on the books. That statute would have determined a dividend of approximately $2,910, but the legislature only appropriated enough for a $1,606 dividend. This left $1,304 on the table.”  Alaskans are encouraged to use the state’s website MyPFD to check the status of their PFD application. Under Governor Dunleavy’s PFD proposal, and the statutory formula passed by the Alaska Legislature into law in 1982, the 2019 dividend should be $2,910.00, according to a release from the Department of Revenue.last_img read more

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2015 MLS kit tracker

first_img 2015 MLS kit tracker Someone put together an impressive data set logging which MLS jersey (or “kit” if you prefer) was worn in each game and the statistics derived. Winner: Portland’s throwback third, which seems to have become their primary anyway. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1sGXpj5Xu3-6vIQeGP48bxRGXutQRq9wZpiXh8oLkHzg 0 6,949 0 Go To Topic Listing Sign in to follow this   Posted October 26, 2015 22,644 By Digby, October 26, 2015 in Sports Logo News Posted October 26, 2015 Share this post Digby 22,644 Digby Share this post Sports Logos 53,285 posts Link to post Share on other sites Followers 0 Sports Logo News ^ I believe when the catalog leaks came out which showed which kits each team would be getting next season, it showed Portland retaining this season’s home kit and getting a new road kit, with the spot for a third kit left blank. If they were to keep the third kit around for another year, I would have expected it to have been shown in the catalog. Followers 0 6,949 SportsLogos.Net Link to post 4,873 posts As a Timbers fan, I’m gonna be awfully sad to see those beautiful third kits go at the conclusion of this season. Hopefully they continue to wear them in the playoffs, and that is what I expect them to do for atleast the home match this Thursday. Jonah Henderson Forums Home 5,935 posts Sports Logo News upperV03 upperV03 Recommended Posts Members upperV03 SportsLogos.Net Sign in to follow this  center_img Gothamite Location:Salem, OR Posted October 26, 2015 Is it confirmed they’re dropping those? Would be a shame. Members All Activity Share on other sites Forums Home Members 0 Link to post Share on other sites All Activity 6,949 Share this post Members 6,949 5,270 Jonah Henderson 6,949 5,270 Location:Salem, OR Posted October 27, 2015 Link to post five boroughs, one City. 2015 MLS kit tracker 22,644 upperV03 Gothamite Share on other sites Share this post Sports Logos This topic is now closed to further replies. 0 5,935 posts 5,270 6,949 2015 MLS kit trackerlast_img read more

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Opponents fear Brady, but do they fear Big Ben? (Nov. 29, 2017)

first_imgAUBREY BRUCECOURIER STEELERS CENTRALThe Nov. 12 game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium was supposed to be a“yawner,” no drama and no trauma type of game; yet the Steelers just squeezed by the Colts by the score of 20-17 with the Steelers’ place kicker, Chris Boswell, sealing the win.Fast forward to Heinz Field in Pittsburgh last Sunday night in prime time, Nov. 26, where Pittsburgh, with the help of the platinum leg of Boswell, again eked out a win despite more than a few “defensive discrepancies” just squeaking by the Aaron Rodgers-less Green Bay Packers, 31-28.When the Steelers had difficulty finding the formula to defeat Indianapolis, many people (after the fact) said that it is much harder to win on the road than it is to win at home. OK, even if we accept that premise, wouldn’t that have also applied to the visiting Green Bay Packers?Instead, it was the Steelers again caught holding the short end of the stick, residing in the land of “no AFC home field advantage” for a substantial part of both contests. During the Steelers games with the Colts and the Packers, Pittsburgh faced two second-tier quarterbacks who had nowhere near the experience nor the offensive talent pool that Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has at his disposal, yet both of these “meaningless games” were uncomfortably too close to call, with the Steelers only snatching victory from the jaws of defeat during the final minutes of both contests.Is there something wrong with this scenario? Even the “allegedly” cheating New England Patriots grudgingly command my respect when it comes to being ordinary or extraordinary. Patriots legendary quarterback Tom Brady may occasionally face a little drama, but Tom “terrific” usually tries to employ his “beat down” stick when facing any opponent, good or bad. When you see that Brady “sneer” surface on the sideline, usually something bad happens to his opponent’s defense shortly thereafter. Tom Brady is not comfortable with just getting by. His desire is to leave opponents psychologically and mentally scarred when presented with only the possibility of facing him in battle. There is something to be said when soldiers have to cross a battlefield strewn with corpses in order just to face the opponent in battle.I have a sneaking suspicion that opposing defenses may be more afraid of the offensive arsenal that the Steelers and Ben Roethlisberger possess as opposed to the man that has his finger on the trigger or the button. Trust me, opponents fear facing Tom Brady, I have personally seen it in their eyes. Brady is ever dangerous because of his patience. He is also as methodical and patient as he is talented. Roethlisberger seems to want to be spectacular on almost every play. Why doesn’t he take a page from Tom Brady and just be spectacular when normal? Taking whatever, and I mean, whatever the defense gives you is the key to legend. If you don’t believe me, ask Terry Bradshaw, Joe Montana, Steve Young, Dan Marino, Drew Brees, Joe Namath, Jim Plunkett and Roger Staubach. Oh, and by the way, while Steeler nation has to often wait for Roethlisberger to warm up, Brady, Brees and a few other signal callers enter the game with propane torches blazing. Things like coffee and a burger are meant to be warmed up, not NFL offenses. Like us at https://www.facebook.com/pages/New-Pittsburgh-Courier/143866755628836?ref=hlFollow @NewPghCourier on Twitter  https://twitter.com/NewPghCourierlast_img read more

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Perez will betray Navas again by moving for De Gea

first_img Navas, who has not forgiven Perez for what happened last summer, demanded a new contract which never arrived. The season has hardly finished and De Gea is already back on the scene.  The Costa Rican goalkeeper, who was almost out the door in 2015, has seemingly not benefitted from being one of Real Madrid’s best players this season. 01/06/2016 at 21:11 Florentino Perez will make another move to sign Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea, carrying out his second betrayal of Keylor Navas. Jordi Blanco At United, new manager Jose Mourinho is aware of what could happen and while he is looking into the possibility of keeping Victor Valdes at Old Trafford, he has ruled out signing Navas. center_img A source close to Real Madrid admitted to SPORT that after not getting the deal done last year, Perez agreed with Jorge Mendes to pay compensation to the goalkeeper at the same time as signing a private contract to complete the signing in 2016.  CEST In the case that they don’t, Los Blancos would have to pay De Gea a sum in respect of damages, which could be more than 20 million euros.  Therefore, Navas will lose out on a big move and will have to decide if he wants to play back up to De Gea or move to a smaller club.last_img read more

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Senior Hurling Championship Update

first_imgprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email In the Senior A relegation it will be Gort v Portumna and Kilnadeema Leitrim v Castlegar, with the two losers dropping down to Senior B next year. After the weekend’s action the knock-out stages of the Galway Senior Hurling Championship are starting to take shape. Into the Quarter Finals are Turloughmore, St Thomas, Loughrea and Sarsfields. They will be joined by the four winners of the Preliminary Quarter Finals to come from: Clarinbridge, Oranmore/Maree, Killimordaly or Athenry, Craughwell or Mullagh, Cappataggle, Tynagh Abbey Duniry, Liam Mellows and Tommie Larkinscenter_img In the Senior B relegation play-off Ahascragh Fohenagh play Abbeyknockmoy, with the loser dropping down to Intermediate for 2020.FINAL GROUP STANDINGS:last_img read more

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Rain doesn’t dampen spirits as Pope Francis visits Knock Shrine

first_imgPope Francis and 45,000 pilgrims fell silent in prayer at Knock Shrine as the rain persisted through the Papal Visit this morning. The pontiff visited the Marian Shrine at Knock today to greet tens of thousands of followers on his second day of World Meeting of Families events in Ireland.Popemobile travels through the estate of Knock Shrine #popeinireland pic.twitter.com/yr3kYhqXv0— RTÉ News (@rtenews) August 26, 2018 Pope Francis waved to the cheering rain-soaked crowds from his Popemobile before arriving at the Apparition Chapel to lead a silent prayer in front of the statue of Our Lady for all victims of abuse.The pontiff said he had “presented to her in particular all the victims of abuse of whatever kind committed by members of the Church in Ireland.”“None of us can fail to be moved by the stories of young people who suffered abuse, were robbed of their innocence and left scarred, distanced from their mothers, abandoned and left with painful memories.“This open wound challenges us to be firm and decisive in the pursuit of truth and justice,” Pope Francis said. The Pope also led the crowd in a recital of the Angelus. He then returned to Ireland West Airport Knock to travel back to Dublin for the Papal Mass in Phoenix Park.Half a million people are expected to attend the open air mass in Dublin this afternoon – marking the largest event of the weekend.Rain doesn’t dampen spirits as Pope Francis visits Knock Shrine was last modified: August 26th, 2018 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)last_img read more

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Being First Family at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

first_imgShare This!A giraffe watching us closely during our private SafariHave you ever had an extra magical experience at Disney? Maybe a Cast Member or even another guest found a way to throw some pixie dust your way? From the smallest gestures, like a departing guest passing on their still inflated balloon to a new guest, to the biggest surprises, say winning a night in Cinderella Castle, Disney is perpetually full of fairy-tale moments. My husband and I were lucky enough to experience that very thing when we were chosen as ‘First Family’ at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.I knew there was a First Family at Magic Kingdom. When chosen, those lucky ducks are invited to open the park from the train station platform as part of the Magic Kingdom Welcome Show. Families arrive to the entrance gates super early every morning in matching outfits for a shot at joining the characters up on stage. As someone without kids of my own, being that First Family never really interested me personally. I’d rather see a family with little kids enjoy it instead. Plus, the thought of being up on stage in front of that many people is terrifying to me. Visions of baby Simba hoisted above all the animals at Pride Rock in Disney’s Lion King would haunt my dreams. So, without realizing other parks participated in the practice of selecting a First Family too, I gave up on any notion of being one.It was with that lack of knowledge and with minimal expectations that we woke up bright and early one morning to rope drop Animal Kingdom. We successfully arrived before the gates opened which gave us a distinct advantage. Once they started letting people through the gates past The Oasis in Animal Kingdom and into Discovery Island, we were at the very front of the hoard of people who would head towards Kilimanjaro Safaris when the park opened. As luck would have it, we were also right in front of the tower where all the macaw birds land during the official opening announcement as well. While watching all the beautiful birds flying overhead to perch in front of us, I kept thinking this can’t get any better.Zebras as seen on Kilimanjaro SafarisThen we started our walk back towards Kilimanjaro Safaris, and at this point, I was practically itching with excitement for the first attraction of the day. When we reached the bridge to Africa, a Cast Member in safari gear approached us and started a casual conversation with us. She commented that she liked my Lion King shirt, congratulated us on our anniversary, asked us if we were having a good day so far, questioned how many were in our group, etc. This is when I probably should have caught on, but most Cast Members are so friendly that I thought nothing of it.As we approached the entrance for the line, she said, “Okay, everyone’s going to go that way, and you’re going to follow me down the FASTPASS Line”. I obviously wasn’t going to argue with that, so off we went! Barely containing my excitement, I looked up at my husband and tried to signal that something special might happen. I still wasn’t sure what was transpiring and didn’t want to embarrass myself by announcing an incorrect assumption out loud in front of the lovely Cast Member. I’m pretty sure I just looked at my husband and mouthed ‘Something’s happening”. And he probably looked at me with a ‘Well, duh’ expression.Thankfully, the Cast Member didn’t keep us waiting long. She finally told us we were selected as First Family, and as such, we would get a private Kilimanjaro Safaris tour to open the park for the day. At that declaration, I’m pretty sure I squealed out of excitement to the point that the animals were probably ready to accept me as their own (or hunt me down as their next meal). Either way, we were off on our own with a driver and two Cast Members.The lioness and tail of the male lionThe male lion perched on his rockThe tour was similar to the regular Kilimanjaro Safaris expedition for the most part. However, the smallest changes made all the difference in the world. The tour guide Cast Member was able to turn sideways in her bench and talk to us face to face since she wasn’t driving. I think because of that and because we were the only two on the tour, it was much more interactive. We were encouraged to ask tons of questions and learned more about backstage things that they don’t talk about on the regular safari. True to Disney theming, the normal version of the attraction is intended to emulate a real safari experience where you see animals in their natural habitat. During our private tour, however, our guide was able to break through that barrier a little bit regarding the animals and their upkeep. It was incredibly interesting and a very unique experience.Gorillas posing for the cameraBefore we knew it, we were back at the unloading zone. We said our goodbyes (and plenty of thank you’s) before heading off to our next adventure –Pangani Forest Exploration Trail, now known as Gorilla Falls Exploration Trail. Our luck continued there too! The first Cast Member we spoke to near the gorilla habitat told us that the gorillas were on their way out and would be crossing in front of us shortly. Thanks to being First Family, we were in and out of Kilimanjaro Safaris so quickly that we got to witness some extra magic there too. Even the baby gorillas were out to play.Since returning from the trip, I’ve heard that some Animal Kingdom First Families get pictures, certificates, and even extra FastPasses. Though that was not the case for us, I still had an amazing time. I know from now on, I’ll be trying a little harder to get to Animal Kingdom and Kilimanjaro Safaris bright and early in the hopes of experiencing it all again. If it sounds like fun to you too, my tips are to arrive early, wear your celebration buttons, and dress accordingly. While I’m not sure that my Lion King shirt guaranteed us the honor, I’ll bet it didn’t hurt. And as always, stay positive. Even if you’re not selected, you’re still in for a wonderful safari experience.Have any of you had the privilege to be First Family at any of the parks? I’d love to hear about it, your attempts, or your thoughts on the whole idea of First Family in the comments below!last_img read more

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