CHRISTMAS CRACKDOWN BY GARDAI AND PSNI – “WE WILL NOT TOLERATE DRUNK-DRIVING.”

first_imgCross Border Anti Drink Driving Campaign – An Garda Síochána in partnership with the Police Service of Northern Ireland at last year’s launch on the border at Belleek. From left are Brian Richardson, PCSP, Jamie Gallagher, Road Safety Officer Donegal County Council, Garrett Monaghan, Traffice Corp, Inspector Stephen Hasslett, Senior Sergant Joe Hannigan, Inspector Michael Harrison, Traffic Corp., Niall Sherran, Traffic Corp, Cllr. Harry Rutherford and Stephen Lambert, RSA. Photo Clive WassonThe Gardai and the PSNI will today join forces to get the message across that drink-driving will not be tolerated as the festive season fast approaches.Two of the most senior policemen in the North-West will meet on the Donegal/Derry border at Bridgend to get that message across.As part of the very public display of zero tolerance, PSNI Road Policing Unit and the Garda Traffic Traffic Corps will operate a joint traffic check at 3.15pm. Head of the Donegal Garda Traffic Corps, Inspector Michael Harrison and PSNI Inspector Steve Haslett will address the briefing.An the message will be loud and clear – “get behind the wheel with alcohol and you will be caught.”With just nine days left to Christmas, Gardai say they will be out in force at various checkpoints over the holidays.There will also be an emphasis placed on speed with speed cameras in operations at various points across the county. Both campaigns have been backed by Donegal County Council and Derry City Council.Many bars are now operating designated drink-driver promotions with free soft drinks as an incentive for some to drive.But with large crowds already entering the festive spirit, Gardai say it is inevitable that many will try and take the chance by drinking and driving.CHRISTMAS CRACKDOWN BY GARDAI AND PSNI – “WE WILL NOT TOLERATE DRUNK-DRIVING.” was last modified: December 16th, 2014 by StephenShare 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:drink-driving campaign 2014GardaiPSNIlast_img read more

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EUROPEAN GUESTS VISIT DONEGAL ON TALE TELLING TRIP

first_imgVisitors from five European countries are touring Donegal this week as part of a story writing and sharing project.The Craoibhín Community Enterprise Centre Termon are taking part in the Storysavers Project, an EU funded activity through Léargas.The visitors will learn about the beauty and history of Donegal through trips, exhibitions and storytelling sessions. The itinerary is packed with visits to Glenveagh National Park, Downings, Dunfanaghy, Joe Brennan at the library and a storytelling session in The Thatched Cottage Kilmacrennan.The visitors are from Norway, Poland, Czech Republic, Greece, Wales, and France.Staff from Craoibhin are gathering tales from the local area and producing an e-book. They have spent days with historians, senior citizens and school students to collect stories.Within the last year, Craoibhin staff have travelled to Norway, Greece and Czech Republic as they compile their Storysavers book. EUROPEAN GUESTS VISIT DONEGAL ON TALE TELLING TRIP was last modified: September 19th, 2013 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:storysaversTermonlast_img read more

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Curly hair made easy by Patrick Gildea Hairdressing

first_imgCurly hair has the reputation for being one of the hardest types of hair to manage because it is naturally drier, more affected by humidity, more prone to split ends and breakage. In fact simply trying to brush it can lead to some serious frizz! That’s why so often curly hair gets straightened with a flat iron! We want you to embrace your natural curl and put that flat iron away (well for now anyway!) Patrick asked Noreen one of our Artistic Directors to give us her top six tips for naturally curly hair. Noreen says “ I love cutting and styling naturally curly hair and have learned a lot over the past few years, so I am delighted to share my top tips with you today”  Don’t Force the HairCurly hair is delicate so it is best to let the hair be free. A taming cream can keep the curls nourished and adding a light mousse such as Wella Eimi Boost Bounce will provide hold and definition to the curl. ConditionerConditioning curly hair is so important because it stops the lower half of the hair from appearing dry and frizzy. The curlier the hair, the longer it takes for natural oils to travel from the scalp to the ends so adding moisture in the shower by using a good quality conditioner is a good idea. Wella’s SP Hydrate range works really well adding much needed moisture to dry hair without weighing the hair down. Apply to mid-lengths and ends for best results.  Style Your Hair When It Is Sopping WetDon’t be tempted to towel dry curly hair when you get out of the shower! Prevent frizz and stickiness by applying your styling products straight away on wet hair… even before you get out of the shower! Use your fingers to rake products through from roots to ends, then scrunch and squeeze upward toward the scalp. Then dry with a diffuser. If You Must Use a Straightener…Always apply a heat protection spray beforehand such as Wella Thermal Image to minimize any damage. Use temperature controlled straightening irons; such as the Wella Pro Style Iron – if your hair isn’t thick then turn down the temperature, you don’t need it on maximum.Never Blow-Dry Without A Diffuser!A regular nozzle disrupts the curl pattern and focuses hot air on one section at a time, while a diffuser dries curls evenly for a full, uniform look. After applying a heat-protecting product,flip your head upside down and diffuse right at the roots and mid-length. Make sure that the hair is completely dry to lock in volume. Get A Dry Cut!Curly dry hair and curly wet hair are very different things. Curls retract significantly when dry; some pieces may coil tightly, while others hang a bit looser. A dry cut won’t spring anysurprises—you’ll know exactly how every strand will fall. See www.Patrickgildea.ie for more information and check out our Facebook for more tips and tricks!Curly hair made easy by Patrick Gildea Hairdressing was last modified: October 19th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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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Crested Cranes thrash UCU Lady Cardinals as CECAFA preps enter final bend

first_img Tags: Ayub Khalifahcrested cranesFauzia NajjembaFazila IkwaputiHasifah NasuunaJuliet Nalukenge Action between Crested Cranes and UCU Lady Cardinals at Njeru. (PHOTOS/FUFA)CECAFA Women’s Challenge Cup 201916th-25th NovemberDar es Salaam, TanzaniaThe Uganda Women National team-Crested Cranes hammered UCU Lady Cardinals 5-0 in a build-up game played on Wednesday.In the game played in Njeru, Juliet Nalukenge helped herself to a hat trick while Fazila Ikwaput and Hasifah Nasuuna scored a goal each.This is understood to have been the final build-up game for the side which will be taking part in the CECAFA Women’s Challenge Cup 2019 in Tanzania.Speaking after the game, assistant coach Ayub Khalifah noted that it was a good practice match and now they need to sharpen the forwards more ahead of CECAFA.“The Practice Match has given us the exact image of the team, noted Khalifah.“We create a lot and that gives hope for goals.“We only need to shape our forwards and much concentration is needed in front of the goal to convert these chances.”The team has spent 7 days in residential camp and a total of twenty (20) players will leave Uganda for Dar-es-salaam in Tanzania, for a tournament that starts on 16th November 2019.Uganda will start her group B campaign against Djibouti on 17th, Ethiopia on the 19th and will end with East African giants Kenya on 21st November.Crested Cranes XI vs UCU Lady CardinalsRuth Aturo (GK), Viola Namuddu, Asia Nakibuuka, Bridget Nabisaalu, Shadia Nankya, Reticia Nabbosa, Zaina Namuleme, Shamirah Nalugya, Juliet Nalukenge, Hasifah Nasuuna, Fauzia NajjembaThe Crested Cranes team that started on Wednesday.SubstitutesJoan Namusisi, Fazila Ikwaputi, Harriet Nakubba, Musibika Stella, Aminah Nababi, Marion Amangat, Grace Aluka, Nandede Zaina, Adokole Esther, Margret Kunihira, Aisha Namukisa, Akandinda GillianComments last_img read more

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Ohio cancels live bird shows due to avian flu risk

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest In an aggressive move designed to help protect Ohio’s $2.3 billion poultry industry from the avian flu that has so negatively impacted other poultry-producing states, today the Ohio Department of Agriculture canceled all live bird exhibitions this year. The ban includes county and independent fairs, the Ohio State Fair, and all other gatherings of birds for show or for sale, including auctions and swap meets. Similar bans have been enacted in other poultry states. So far, Ohio is virus-free and the move is intended to continue that status.Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) — also called the avian flu — is an extremely contagious virus that primarily affects domestic poultry and is believed to be spread by wild, migrating birds. The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) first confirmed the virus in the U.S. beginning in late 2014. Since that time more than 44 million birds at more than 197 locations have been affected.“This was a difficult decision because it means young people can’t show their birds at fairs, but it’s in the best interest of an industry that literally thousands of Ohio families and businesses depend on and which provides billions of dollars to our state’s economy. The right move isn’t always the easy move, but this is the right move, especially when you see just how devastating the virus has been to other big poultry states like Iowa and Minnesota. Ohioans need to do all we can to ensure that we protect our industry and that we help avoid a costly spike in the price of important foods like chicken, turkey and eggs,” said David T. Daniels, Ohio Department of Agriculture Director.Ohio is the second largest egg producer in the country and home to 28 million laying chickens, 12 million broilers, 8.5 million pullets and 2 million turkeys. Ohio’s egg, chicken and turkey farms employ more than 14,600 jobs and contribute $2.3 billion to the state’s economy. Ohio’s role in national poultry production is even greater considering the loss that other major poultry states are experiencing.“One of the ways avian influenza spreads is by direct contact with contaminated materials coming from other infected birds. This means that exhibitions, auctions and swap meets where birds are co-mingling pose a high risk of unintentionally spreading this disease. Until we can be sure that there has been no transference from the wild bird population migrating through the state, we need to do all we can to minimize the exposure for our domestic birds,” said State Veterinarian Dr. Tony Forshey.Similar concern about the potential spread of disease that can happen when birds are brought together for shows and sales has caused Ohio’s neighboring states of Indiana, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Michigan to make the decision to cancel shows for at least the 2015 fair season. Of those states, only Indiana has had a flock test positive for HPAI.The Ohio Department of Agriculture is working closely with the state’s poultry producers and the USDA APHIS to provide training and to closely monitor the health of poultry in the state. Detailed plans and protocols are in place to allow for a quick and coordinated response in the event HPAI is detected in Ohio. Human health and food safetyDespite the severity of the outbreak in birds, no human infections have been associated with HPAI and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention considers the risk to people from these viruses to be low. Federal and state law already ensures birds and poultry products that are affected by HPAI are prohibited from entering the food chain.Consumers should continue to employ standard food safety practices. Cooking poultry, including game birds, to the proper temperature and preventing cross contamination between raw and cooked food are always recommended to protect against viruses and bacteria. Recommendations for local fairsThe department is working with county and independent fair boards to identify options that will keep youth who are already raising poultry from losing their opportunity to have a fair project. The recommendations include amending the deadlines for students to switch projects and allowing the use of props or photos in place of live birds.“The experience of raising a live animal to show at the fair builds character and teaches responsibility. We don’t want to deprive anyone the opportunity to complete their projects. For that reason, we are working with Ohio State University Extension to send out guidance to the fair boards and 4-H committees urging them to be creative and find a solution that will allow their young people to still have a fair experience, even if they cannot bring their project to the fairgrounds,” said Director Daniels. Biosecurity recommendations for poultry ownersDr. Forshey is reminding all bird owners, whether commercial producers or backyard enthusiasts, to continue to practice good biosecurity, prevent contact between their birds and wild birds, keep birds inside as much as possible, and report sick birds or unusual bird deaths to their veterinarian immediately.Good biosecurity practices for poultry owners include the following:Monitor flocks for unusual signs of illness such as “snicking” (sneezing), a 1 percent or more decrease in egg production, or an increase in mortality. Other signs to look for are wheezing, lethargy, and depression.Practice personal biosecurity and avoid contact with sick/dead poultry or wildlife. If contact occurs, wash your hands with soap and water and change clothing before having any contact with healthy domestic poultry and birds.Keep unauthorized visitors from having contact with poultry, a good practice whether or not there is a disease threat. Authorized persons should be required to wear protective clothing and shoes before entering a commercial poultry house.Avoid contact between your birds and wild birds whenever possible due to the migratory nature of HPAI. These virus strains can travel in wild birds without them appearing sick.Clean and disinfect farm vehicles or equipment before moving them on and off your property.Sick birds or unusual bird deaths should also be immediately reported to the Ohio Department of Agriculture’s Division of Animal Health at 1-614-728-6220 or through USDA APHIS’s toll-free number at 1-866-536-7593. Additional information on biosecurity from USDA APHIS for backyard flocks can be found at http://healthybirds.aphis.usda.gov or by visiting www.ohioagriculture.gov.last_img read more

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LinkedIn Hits 50 Million Users; Still a Roach Motel (Updated)

first_imgFacebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Related Posts Updated at 11:30 PST with comment from LinkedIn. One million new people signed up for LinkedIn accounts already this month, taking the professional social network past the 50 million user mark. LinkedIn has some of the most valuable user data in all of social networking, not just because its members are disproportionately wealthy, but because the site is one of the only places you can find a person’s occupational information and history. “What do you do for a living” is one of the most potent questions a person can be asked and online that means LinkedIn. Unfortunately, in this era of data portability and connected social networks, LinkedIn isn’t playing very nicely. Every time I see a new social application online I think “it sure would be nice if a person’s job title and employer were displayed along side their profile on this service.” Where is that information? LinkedIn! Who won’t let startups access that info? LinkedIn!Programmatic access to LinkedIn data is reserved for a very select few high-profile API partners. The company appears to operate under the assumption that only heavyweight partners could move the needle for its bottom line, not a thriving ecosystem of independent innovators. Hardly surprising for a company that spends so much of its time in public talking about how wealthy its users are.FriendFeed used to include updates to your LinkedIn profile in the activity streams it displayed. That was great, but there was nothing official going on – FriendFeed was scraping LinkedIn. When LinkedIn added a layer of obfuscation over its HTML, FriendFeed took the hint and stopped, the now Facebook-owned company says.Why not make LinkedIn all the more valuable by making it the currency that social sites all around the web make us of? Would that not drive all the more people to LinkedIn itself, to fill out their profiles there? It’s possible that LinkedIn has done a serious analysis of the benefits of a developer ecosystem vs. very limited partnerships and come to the conclusion that it has – but it still seems like a real shame.Imagine the innovation that could be made possible by developer access to LinkedIn! Congratulations to LinkedIn for hitting 50 million users. Now please open up the data! Otherwise we’ll have to cheer for a more open competitor to challenge your dominance in this market.Update: Adam Nash, Vice President, Search & Platform Products at LinkedIn, says things are set to improve in the future. Below in comments he writes: “Marshall, I think you’ll be quite happy with our plans for improvements to our APIs. Stay tuned.” Fantastic! Let’s see what you’ve got, Adam. The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos marshall kirkpatrickcenter_img Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Tags:#news#NYT#social networks#web A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Auditlast_img read more

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EPA Bans Paint Strippers Containing Methylene Chloride

first_imgMonths after a number of U.S. retailers began acting on their own, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued a final rule prohibiting the manufacture and sale of paint strippers containing a toxic chemical blamed for a number of deaths. In a press release, the EPA said it found risks to consumers using strippers with methylene chloride to be unreasonable. The agency said even short-term exposure to fumes from the chemical can quickly cause dizziness, loss of consciousness and death. “After analyzing the health impacts and listening to affected families, EPA is taking action to stop the use of this chemical in paint removers intended for consumers,” EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler said in a prepared statement. “Today’s decision reflects EPA’s commitment to ensure that chemicals in the retail marketplace are safe for the American public.”RELATED ARTICLESEPA Sued Over Inaction on Paint StripperGetting Dangerous Paint Strippers Off the ShelvesBuyer Beware: Dangerous Paint Strippers Are Still Being SoldAmazon Will Ban Controversial Paint Strippers Public health advocates have been clamoring for months for definitive action from the EPA, two years after the agency first proposed removing methylene chloride from the market. The agency’s ruling means that paint removal products containing methylene chloride can’t be sold at any retail outlets, including internet sales. The ban goes into effect 180 days after the effective date of the final rule, which the EPA said would give retailers a chance to prepare. The agency said, however, that suppliers are likely to adopt the rule much sooner, and a number of retailers — including Lowe’s, Amazon, and The Home Depot — have already halted sales. Commercial use still allowed The long-awaited decision bars consumer sales, but E&E News reports that commercial use of strippers containing methylene chloride will be allowed. Senator Tom Carper, a Delaware Democrat and the ranking member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, called that a mistake. “While a ban on consumer uses of paint strippers containing methylene chloride is a step in the right direction, it falls far short of what former Administrator Pruitt announced almost a year ago, and of what my office was assured in writing would be a ban that protected both consumer users and workers from this deadly chemical,” Carper said in a statement. The EPA hasn’t decided whether to impose new training rules on the commercial operators using the chemical and will take public comments on that possibility for the next 60 days, The Washington Post said. People who have lost loved ones in accidental deaths involving the toxic paint strippers were disappointed the EPA rule didn’t go any further. One of them, Wendy Hartley, lost her 21-year-old son Kevin two years ago when use used paint stripper to refinish a bathtub. He had been trained on how to apply the chemical. Hartley, who has joined a lawsuit against the EPA, said the new rule is a step in the right direction but would still leave commercial applicators unprotected and at risk. Brian Wynne, whose brother Drew died two years ago after using paint stripper to refinish a floor, joined Wheeler for the signing of the new rule in Washington, D.C., on March 15, The Post reported. “You take a win when you can get a win,” he said. “And in this climate, a win is almost impossible. It would be impossible for a person like my brother to procure it now.” The Halogenated Solvents Industry Alliance, a trade group, said in a statement that methylene chloride has been used safely more more than 60 years and that the chemical has unmatched efficacy. “We are sorry to see EPA move forward with a ban on consumer sales of methylene chloride-based paint strippers,” it said. “We hope that alternative products offered to consumers, most of which are flammable, do not result in greater fire risk.” In 2017, the EPA proposed an outright ban on methylene chloride and another solvent called NMP, but did not until now follow through on methylene chloride. Officials haven’t said what they intend to do about NMP, The Post said. An organization called Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families has called on retailers to stop selling paint strippers containing NMP. In addition to paint strippers, the group said, NMP also can be found in some adhesives, cleaners, dyes, inks, and pesticides.last_img read more

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Mamata’s letter to include a group in ST list rattles tribals

first_imgA recommendation to shift one community from Other Backward Classes (OBC) category to the list of Scheduled Tribes (STs) by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has enraged the tribal communities of Bengal. In her February 13 letter to the Union Tribal Affairs Minister, Ms. Banerjee specified reasons why the group — Kurmi Mahatos, mentioned as Kurmis in the letter — should be included in the tribal list. In her letter, the second since April 2017, Ms. Banerjee argued that the “beliefs & social customs” of the Kurmi Mahatos “closely resemble those of the tribal people.”Sarada Prasad Kisku, the President of Federation of Adivasi Association, an umbrella organisation of tribal groups, however, said: “Kurmi Mahatos cannot be considered Adivasis [tribals] by a long shot.” “In British India they were considered tribals as many non-urban, non-English speaking village folks were considered original inhabitants. But the same reason cannot be applied in 2018 to consider Kurmi Mahatos as a tribe as they mainly follow rituals of the Hindu upper caste,” said Mr. Kisku. The “real reason” to recommend Kurmi Mahatos is connected to forthcoming Panchayat polls, he added. Kurmi Mahatos reside in large numbers in pockets of western Bengal. For instance, in Purulia, they are a little less than 40% and can play “a significant role” against Trinamool Congress (TMC) if they are “not appeased” by the ruling party.last_img read more

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Free Jaggi Protests Rock Indian Mission In Washington DC On Republic Day

first_imgAfter the United Kingdom, Canada and Australia, the campaign by Sikh protesters to free UK national Jagtar Singh Johal, alias Jaggi, arrested by the Punjab Police in 2017, reached the US on 26 January, when slogans of ‘Khalistan Zindabad’ were shouted in front of the Indian Embassy in Washington DC during the Republic Day celebrations.Read it at The Print Related Itemslast_img

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DC helps special girl live her dream

first_imgIt was a dream come true for 15-year-old differently abled Anmol Beri in Punjab’s Ferozepur on Friday when she stepped into the shoes of a Deputy Commissioner for an entire day.Anmol, suffering from locomotor and dwarfism, was invited by Ferozepur Deputy Commissioner Chander Gaind to fulfil her dream of being a Deputy Commissioner for a day.“Anmol had told me that she wanted to be an IAS officer, following which I promised her that I can help her to fulfil her dream of being a Deputy Commissioner,” Mr. Gaind said.Mr. Gaind said the girls was suffering from a rare locomotor disease which had stopped the growth of her body. He said Anmol had topped in matriculation with 85.6% marks and was now studying in Class XI. Brand ambassador“It was during a seminar against drug abuse in her school that I had met Anmol and I was impressed by her performance at the seminar, despite her suffering,” he said, adding that she has also been appointed as district brand ambassador of “Beti Bachao Beti Padhao”.Anmol was given a separate chair adjacent to the DC’s official chair. “She closely observed the working of the Deputy Commissioner’s office. She also attended several congratulatory calls on the official number,” said Mr. Gaind.‘Valuable suggestions’“She gave some valuable suggestions. Among them were that potholed roads must be repaired immediately, stray cattle menace and plastic must be eliminated at the earliest. I informed her that the tenders of roads have been floated and the government has sanctioned ₹3 crore for a new cow shelter where the stray cattle will be shifted,” said Mr. Gaind.“I aspire to become an IAS officer and today I have been given an opportunity to discharge duty like a Deputy Commissioner. It feels great, It’s a big day,” she told reporters.last_img read more

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