Ronaldo return inspires Portugal past Algeria

first_imgIt was a welcome boost for the European champions, who hadn’t won since March and were held to draws by Tunisia (2-2) and Belgium (0-0) in their previous two friendlies.Having been given some extra time off following Real Madrid’s Champions League final victory over Liverpool, Ronaldo made his 150th international appearance for Portugal.And his very presence sparked a marked improvement in Portugal’s attacking thrust as he was involved in almost every dangerous move the hosts conjured until he was replaced on 74 minutes.Portugal begin their World Cup campaign in Sochi against Spain on June 15. Algeria did not qualify.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Cristiano Ronaldo inspired Portugal to a morale-boosting victory over Algeria on his return to international duty © AFP / JOSE MANUEL RIBEIROLISBON, Portugal, Jun 8 – With talisman Cristiano Ronaldo back in the side, Portugal strolled to a 3-0 win over Algeria in a World Cup warm-up match in Lisbon on Thursday.A brace from Paris Saint-Germain forward Goncalo Guedes, who spent last season on loan at Valencia, and another strike from Sporting Lisbon midfielder Bruno Fernandes secured a comfortable success.last_img read more

City of Fort St John hosts second Open House to review updates to Zoning Bylaw

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The City of Fort St. John was host to the second Open House at the North Peace Cultural Centre on Saturday, August 10, to review the proposed updates to the City’s Zoning Bylaw.City Planning Manager, Renee Jamurat, says they heard feedback from residents and members of the community on Zoning Bylaw changes such as Integration Zones from when the city had officially expanded its boundaries in 2016, receiving land that was once within the jurisdiction of the Peace River Regional District.Updates to the Zoning Bylaw also include looking at items such as cannabis-related land uses, Development Permit Areas, and lot design regulations.- Advertisement -All feedback from the community will then be considered for incorporation into the Zoning Bylaw updates.The proposed Zoning Bylaw updates will then be presented to City Council, for approval, in the Fall.For more information, you can visit read more

Berman new point man for probes

first_imgWASHINGTON – Howard Berman likes to say he enjoys working on issues that begin with the letter “I”: immigration, intellectual property, India, Iraq. Now the longtime Van Nuys congressman has grudgingly added “investigations” to that list as the Democrats’ reluctant new point man on the House ethics committee. Last week, Berman and Republican Chairman Doc Hastings of Washington launched three major congressional bribery and influence-peddling probes, including one that could expose more details about the Capitol Hill dealings of disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff. The action comes after months of partisan stalemate on the committee, and Berman is being widely credited for ending the impasse. Democrats, though, are taking GOP praise for Berman with a grain of salt. Republicans, they argue, are working overtime to cooperate now merely to blame Mollohan for their own foot-dragging in investigating the growing number of Capitol Hill scandals. Mollohan’s office did not return calls for comment. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi praised Berman as being “highly regarded for his nonpartisan and judicious leadership” and ethical standards. “That’s why she appointed him,” said Pelosi spokeswoman Brendan Daly. But, he said, noting that Republican leaders changed the House ethics rules to protect former GOP leader Tom DeLay from investigation, “she thinks they were trying to make (Mollohan) the scapegoat.” Added another Democratic observer of Berman, “He’s a wonderful negotiator, but he can’t turn water into wine. The reason they’re able to move forward is because Republicans decided to.” No matter what the reason, the Committee on Standards of Official Conduct, as it is officially known, is on its way to seriously addressing corruption in Congress for the first time in more than a year, and Berman’s decisions will be watched closely. The probes focus on one Republican, Rep. Bob Ney of Ohio, a top target in the Abramoff investigation, and one Democrat, Rep. William Jefferson of Louisiana, whom two businessmen described in federal court testimony has having accepted bribes to promote a technology firm’s operations in Africa. The Justice Department already is conducting its own separate investigations of the lawmakers, both of whom have denied wrongdoing. A third inquiry will focus on the potential bribery of lawmakers and staff connected to convicted former San Diego Republican Rep. Randy “Duke” Cunningham. Berman and Hastings also agreed not to investigate DeLay’s overseas trips in light of the once-powerful GOP leader’s announcement he will resign June 9. Berman, who has not been shy about his lack of enthusiasm for returning to the job – when named he issued a statement calling it an “honor I could do without” – refused to discuss any investigations. He said he is focused now on getting the work done, relinquishing the post by next year and returning to the policy debates that drew him to Washington to begin with. “It’s a substantial amount of time,” he said of the panel. “It’s quite removed from the issues that affect your district and the issues you’re interested in internationally.” He, like other Democrats, blames GOP leadership for the inaction of the ethics committee over the past 16 months. But he praised Hastings for working cooperatively and said he is hopeful he can help steer the committee back to the bipartisanship he said existed when he and Rep. James Hansen, R-Utah, ran it from 1997 to 2002. “The committee functioned well during those six years,” he said. “We avoided partisan confrontations.” Berman has a mixed reputation from his previous reign. U.S. District Judge Richard J. Leon, who served as special counsel to the bipartisan 1997 House ethics reform task force, recalled Berman as “fair, very open-minded, very concerned about making sure the rules worked well for both sides and very nonpartisan in the way he approached changing the rules.” Gary Ruskin, director of the Congressional Accountability Project, blames him for signing off on those very rules, which included provisions preventing outside groups from bringing ethics complaints. He also said the committee should have done more at that time to police their peers. “Congressman Berman was another vote for the failure to confront corruption in Congress,” Ruskin said. “He did what other Democrats wanted, which was: don’t police corruption in Congress. He was a go-along kind of guy in a job where you need a leader.” “Last time around, not a lot of scandal was breaking on his watch,” said Mary Boyle, spokeswoman for the political watchdog group Common Cause. But, she added, “He’s a conscientious guy and a hard worker. He certainly gets some points for breaking the logjam, but he’s also working with a system that we think is irreparably flawed. “It’s very hard to ask members of Congress in a political environment to sit in judgment of each other,” she said. Berman said he agrees. But, he said, he’s also not ready to embrace independent investigations of Congress – which he also opposed in 1997. “You have two other policing mechanisms. One is called elections and the other is called criminal law enforcement,” he said. “The ethics committee fulfills a higher role in imposing a higher standard than the law does.” There, he insisted, Congress is “uniquely qualified” to make sure its members don’t bring discredit upon the institution. Still, he has threatened to leave the committee if Republicans inject partisanship into the investigations, and held out the possibility he might someday endorse independent review boards to police his own club. “I still have some hope that the process can function,” he said. “Ask me at the end of this year.” (202) 662-8731160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinals“I think what we’re seeing is Mr. Berman and Mr. Hastings working together,” said Kevin Madden, spokesman for House Majority Leader John Boehner. In addition to launching investigations, Hastings and Berman worked to rewrite private travel rules for members of Congress. The rules are pending in the Senate. He and other Republicans blame Alan Mollohan, the panel’s previous leading Democrat – who resigned the post amid his own financial controversy – for the deadlock. Berman, they say, with a reputation as a pragmatic negotiator and six years of previous experience co-leading the committee, has reinvigorated the panel. “When Mr. Mollohan was on the committee, it was not functioning, and now that Howard Berman is on it, it is,” said Jo Maney, spokesman for Glendora Republican David Dreier, chairman of the House Rules Committee. last_img read more

Toxic smoke jumps English Channel

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake “There is nothing to suggest that it is anything other than an accident, but we’re keeping an open mind and when we get into the site we’ll treat it as a … scene which could be a crime. We’ll be doing full forensics,” said Chief Superintendent Jeremy Alford of the Hertfordshire police. “We’d be remiss if we didn’t.” Firefighters battled the enormous fire for more than 30 hours before pulling back Monday. Authorities shut a highway nearby and extended a closed-off zone around the depot 25 miles north of London because of the chance the tank might explode, Wilsher said. He said flames had reignited in one tank where they had been extinguished earlier. “I don’t want a human tragedy to go alongside the environmental tragedy that we’ve already got,” he told reporters as firefighters withdrew. Wilsher told reporters the firefighters were in “uncharted territory.” HEMEL HEMPSTEAD, England – A fire raging at an oil depot in southern Britain sent toxic smoke as far away as France and caused jitters on the global oil market Monday as firefighters struggled into a third day to douse the flames with chemical foam. Authorities said they believe that the explosion Sunday at the Buncefield depot north of London was an accident, but will examine other possible causes, including terrorism. After extinguishing fires in 12 of the 20 tanks initially ablaze, the 150 firefighters withdrew for five hours amid fears that one of the flaming tanks could contain highly volatile fuel, said Chief Fire Officer Roy Wilsher. His office said firefighters resumed their work after determining that the fuel in the tank was not as volatile as had been feared. The terminal stores 4.2 million gallons of fuel, and the fire has caused unease on the oil market and raised questions about safety at the nation’s oil facilities. “This is the largest fire of this kind that the U.K. and Europe have dealt with,” he said. Police said the ferocity of the blaze would make it extremely difficult for forensic experts to determine its exact cause, but that there was no indication of foul play. Chief Constable Frank Whiteley said eyewitness accounts and closed-circuit television footage would be key to the investigation. The series of explosions came four days after an al-Qaida videotape on the Internet called for attacks on facilities carrying oil, but officials drew no link. Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott told Parliament there would be a full investigation once the fire was extinguished. “Does this latest incident prove that proper safety procedures were still not in place?” Conservative Party lawmaker Caroline Spelman demanded. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


first_imgLead runners hit the road at the start of the St. Johnston 5K Road Race earlier this evening. Pic.: Gary FoyA large crowd in excess of 250 turned out for the annual St. Johnston 5K last night which was held in perfect conditions for running.Hosted by Lifford Athletic Club, the race continues to grow year on year and yet again, there was tremendous support from runners, joggers and walkers from across the county, with especially large numbers in attendance from the local club.Gary Gallagher of Lifford AC at the half-way point in the St. Johnston 5K Road race. Pic.: Gary FoyThe Lifford club has endeavoured to bring road running into the heart of the communities from which it draws its support, and yet again, tonights event was an outstanding success. It was a Derry trio that led the mens race home with Foyle Valley’s Adrian McGowan leading the way in 15.52 followed by City of Derry’s Gary Slevin in second and Foyle Valley’s Stephen Connor in third.In the women’s race, Lifford AC’s Claire McGuigan led the way in 19.09 followed by City of Derry’s Jackie McGinley in second and Lifford AC’s Karen Gallagher in third.The club would like to thank all athletes and clubs for turning out to support the event. Thanks also to the St. Johnston Carrigans Resource Centre, the Gardai, Lata’s Filling Station, all the course marshalls and everyone who made refreshments and helped out in any way.ALL PICTURES BY KIND PERMISSION OF GARY FOY PHOTOGRAPHY Place Name Club Bib No Category Category Place Chip Time1 Adrian McGowan Foyle Valley AC 284 SM 1 Top Fin 15:522 Gary Slevin City of Derry Spartans 358 SM 2 Top Fin 16:02All in his stride. Shaun O’ Donnell completes another 5K Road race. Pic.: Gary Foy3 Stephen Connor Foyle Valley AC 370 SM 3 Top Fin 16:144 Barry Meehan Letterkenny AC 328 SM 1 M 19-34 17:12 5 Philip Callaghan Inishowen AC 402 M40 1 M 40-44 17:346 Liam Murray 303 M35 1 M 35-39 17:437 Paul Kelly Lifford AC 266 SM 2 M 19-34 17:488 Bill Duncan Lifford AC 330 M45 1 M 45-49 17:52 9 David Porter Inishowen AC 350 SM 3 M 19-34 17:5610 Alan McGinley Lifford AC 392 JM 1 M 0-18 18:0311 Zachary McGowan Derry City Track Club 285 JM 2 M 0-18 18:0712 Aron Cole 418 M40 2 M 40-44 18:1413 Jude O’Donnell 315 M40 3 M 40-44 18:17Barry Meehan of Letterkenny AC who finished 4th overall in the St. Johnston 5K Road Race which took place earlier this evening. Pic.: Gary Foy14 Paddy Fox Cranford AC 427 SM 4 M 19-34 18:2015 Patrick Mahon City of Derry Spartans 415 SM 5 M 19-34 18:2316 Conor McLaughlin Lifford AC 383 SM 6 M 19-34 18:4317 Shaun Mór Inishowen AC 355 M35 2 M 35-39 18:4518 Terry Murphy Bolt Running Club 302 M40 4 M 40-44 18:4819 Charlie McElwaine Lifford AC 481 JM 3 M 0-18 18:4920 Conor McDevitt Bolt Running Club 278 SM 7 M 19-34 18:5521 Conor McGinley Lifford AC 393 JM 4 M 0-18 18:5822 Michael Gallagher Finn Valley AC 368 M40 5 M 40-44 19:0223 Seamus Doherty Inishowen AC 367 M35 3 M 35-39 19:06Philip Callaghan of Inishowen AC came home in 5th position and in doing so made it four different clubs in the top five places at the St. Johnston 5K Road Race. He was also 1st in the M40 category. Pic.: Gary Foy24 Rory McLaughlin NWTC 371 M45 2 M 45-49 19:0825 Claire McGuigan Lifford AC 292 SW 1 Top Fin 19:0926 Gary Gallagher Lifford AC 477 M40 6 M 40-44 19:1327 Vinny Hegarty Inishowen AC 347 M35 4 M 35-39 19:3128 Emmet Deery City of Derry Spartans 476 SM 8 M 19-34 19:3529 Barry Mackey 365 M50 1 M 50-54 19:3830 Jackie McGinley City of Derry Spartans 475 F45 2 Top Fin 19:4231 Ciaran Bovaird 318 M45 3 M 45-49 19:4432 Gary McFadden Bolt Running Club 279 M35 5 M 35-39 19:4933 Martin Dunleavy Foyle Valley AC 255 M45 4 M 45-49 19:5134 Brian Ward 24/7 389 M45 5 M 45-49 19:5135 Conor McGonagle Finn Valley AC 484 M40 7 M 40-44 19:52Kieran Neeson enjoying the run as he enters the closing stages of the St. Johnston 5K Road Race. Pic.: Gary Foy36 Cathal Harvey 436 SM 9 M 19-34 19:5337 Jim Toye 416 M40 8 M 40-44 19:5938 Declan McGill Foyle Valley AC 331 M35 6 M 35-39 19:5939 James Stevenson Lifford AC 425 M35 7 M 35-39 20:0340 Declan McCrossan 386 M35 8 M 35-39 20:0441 Fionntan Moore Lifford AC 372 JM 5 M 0-18 20:1142 Seamus McCallion Foyle Valley AC 273 M55 1 M 55-59 20:1643 Philip Kelly Lifford AC 348 M35 9 M 35-39 20:1944 Adrian McHugh 293 M40 9 M 40-44 20:2745 Niall McShane 485 M35 10 M 35-39 20:2846 Dominic Carlin Lifford AC 246 M40 10 M 40-44 20:3247 Kevin Higgins 428 SM 10 M 19-34 20:4048 Karen Gallagher Lifford AC 447 JW 3 Top Fin 20:42Michael Gallagher of Finn Valley AC pictured taking part in the St. Johnston 5K Road Race. Pic.: Gary Foy49 Sean Molloy Foyle Valley AC 464 M40 11 M 40-44 20:5050 CJ Bermingham Inishowen AC 351 M40 12 M 40-44 20:5251 Joseph Kennedy 268 SM 11 M 19-34 20:5252 Gillian Marley Milford AC 395 JW 1 F 0-18 20:5853 Gerard McConnell 411 M35 11 M 35-39 20:5954 Eimear Gallen Finn Valley AC 457 F40 1 F 40-44 21:0255 Joe McNulty Lifford AC 501 M40 13 M 40-44 21:0756 Damien Moore Lifford AC 373 M45 6 M 45-49 21:1157 Gemma McGinty Foyle Valley AC 414 SW 1 F 19-34 21:1158 Emmett Kennedy Foyle Valley AC 267 SM 12 M 19-34 21:1259 Liam Marley Cranford AC 394 M55 2 M 55-59 21:1560 David McNulty 465 SM 13 M 19-34 21:16irst home in the Senior Womens race was Claire Mc Guigan of Lifford AC. Pic.: Gary Foy61 Liam Cleary Lifford AC 366 M40 14 M 40-44 21:1862 Liam Maguire Lifford AC 382 M40 15 M 40-44 21:2063 Leoni Mullen Lifford AC 301 SW 2 F 19-34 21:2864 Aidan McCrossan 384 SM 14 M 19-34 21:3165 Raymond Peoples 442 SM 15 M 19-34 21:3166 Noel McCormick 462 M40 16 M 40-44 21:3267 Roy McConnelogue 417 SM 16 M 19-34 21:3568 James Green Convoy AC 256 M45 7 M 45-49 21:4369 Wilson Craig Lifford AC 423 JM 6 M 0-18 21:4570 Mark O’Kane UNAT 356 SM 18 M 19-34 21:4671 Paddy Tourish Lifford AC 346 M50 2 M 50-54 21:5272 Ashley Molloy Carrick On Shannon AC 489 M35 12 M 35-39 21:5673 John McGlynn Lifford AC 486 M50 3 M 50-54 21:5674 Harvey Mullen Lifford AC 432 JM 7 M 0-18 21:56Lavinia Caulderbanks of Convoy Athletic Club pictured taking part in the St. Johnston 5K Road Race. Pic.: Gary Foy75 Amanda Monaghan Lifford AC 354 F40 2 F 40-44 21:5876 Camilla McGranaghan City of Derry Spartans 478 F35 1 F 35-39 22:0477 John McElwaine Lifford AC 482 M35 13 M 35-39 22:0978 Richie Duncan Castlefinn Running Club 254 M40 17 M 40-44 22:1279 Patrick Martin 339 M45 7 M 45-49 22:1580 Patrick McDaid Lifford AC 400 M45 8 M 45-49 22:1681 Stephen Barrett Healthy Bon Fitness 237 M35 14 M 35-39 22:2582 Shaun O’Donnell Lifford AC 412 M60 1 M 60-99 22:2683 Jacqui Timoney Lifford AC 359 F35 2 F 35-39 22:2884 Brigeen Canavan City of Derry Spartans 357 F45 1 F 45-49 22:2885 Eugene McGinley Raphoe Road Runners 387 M45 9 M 45-49 22:3186 Pat Byrne Killybegs AC 379 M50 4 M 50-54 22:33Bright sunshine welcomed the runners and walkers to St. Johnston for this evening’s 5K Road Race. Pic.: Gary Foy87 Paul McNamee Lifford AC 360 M45 10 M 45-49 22:3588 David Payne Foyle Valley AC 306 M35 15 M 35-39 22:3689 Wesley Vance 493 M40 18 M 40-44 22:3690 Rachel Friel Lifford AC 257 SW 3 F 19-34 22:3991 Michael Mullan Bolt Running Club 461 M35 16 M 35-39 22:4292 Liam McMullan 396 M40 19 M 40-44 22:4393 John Craig Lifford AC 424 M35 17 M 35-39 22:4494 Joe Gallen Lifford AC 259 M55 3 M 55-59 22:4695 Paul Sweeney 441 M40 20 M 40-44 22:4796 Sam Cole City of Derry Spartans 419 JM 8 M 0-18 22:4897 William Doherty Owen Roes GAA 487 M35 18 M 35-39 22:5098 Jimmy McBride 378 M60 2 M 60-99 22:5099 Seamie Nallen 24/7 455 SM 19 M 19-34 22:52100 Orla Nallen 24/7 454 SW 4 F 19-34 22:52101 Darren Reid Lifford AC 307 M40 21 M 40-44 22:54St. Johnston 5K Race winner Adrian Mc Gowan of Foyle Valley AC turns for home with 2nd placed Gary Slevin of City of Derry Spartans on his shoulder and 3rd placed Stephen Connor not too far behind. Pic.: Gary Foy102 Paddy Gallagher Lifford AC 445 M40 22 M 40-44 22:54103 Catherine Moran Foyle Valley AC 364 F50 1 F 50-54 23:00104 Andrew Leighton 317 M45 11 M 45-49 23:04105 Noel McNulty Lifford AC 298 M55 4 M 55-59 23:07106 Don Smith Convoy AC 500 M55 5 M 55-59 23:10107 Annalisa Mullan Bolt Running Club 299 F35 3 F 35-39 23:11108 Damien Caldwell Lifford AC 401 M40 23 M 40-44 23:13109 Niall Elliott Lifford AC 326 JM 9 M 0-18 23:15110 Joyce McKittrick Lifford AC 294 F40 3 F 40-44 23:16111 Ursula Coyle Lifford AC 381 F45 2 F 45-49 23:28112 Ashleigh McArdle Lifford AC 327 JW 2 F 0-18 23:29113 Barry McArdle 325 M40 24 M 40-44 23:30114 Mark Donaghey Lifford AC 353 M40 25 M 40-44 23:32115 Evelyn McGeehan Finn Valley AC 280 F45 3 F 45-49 23:43116 Ashlean McGeehan Finn Valley AC 375 F35 4 F 35-39 23:46Andrew Leighton (317) leads this group as they set off to tackle the St. Johnston 5K Road Race. Pic.: Gary Foy117 Gloria Donaghey Finn Valley AC 252 F55 1 F 55-59 23:49118 Liam Daly Lifford AC 345 M50 5 M 50-54 23:53119 Denise McGahon Foyle Valley AC 437 F35 5 F 35-39 23:54120 Brian Duffy 466 M35 19 M 35-39 23:58121 Kevin Heffernan Lifford AC 261 M45 12 M 45-49 24:03122 Jackie Stewart Lifford AC 449 F35 6 F 35-39 24:05123 Jonny Stewart 422 SM 20 M 19-34 24:10124 Marie McColgan Finn Valley AC 438 F40 4 F 40-44 24:14125 Rosin McGinley Lifford AC 282 F45 4 F 45-49 24:15126 Mark Gillespie PACE 377 M35 20 M 35-39 24:16127 Michael McGlinchey 283 M45 13 M 45-49 24:16128 Carmel Hoynes Lifford AC 263 F40 5 F 40-44 24:22129 Brian Doherty 413 M40 26 M 40-44 24:28130 John McBrearty UNAT 342 SM 21 M 19-34 24:42131 Patsy McHugh 410 M45 14 M 45-49 24:45132 Claire Keys 269 F35 7 F 35-39 24:53133 Robert McNamee 295 M35 21 M 35-39 24:53134 Emma Bates Convoy AC 388 SW 5 F 19-34 24:56135 Eileen Morning 450 F40 6 F 40-44 25:15136 Dolours McGlinchey Finn Valley AC 488 F40 7 F 40-44 25:18137 Audrey Friel Lifford AC 480 F40 8 F 40-44 25:23138 Mary Martin Finn Valley AC 453 F60 1 F 60-99 25:27139 Billy Broderick Killybegs AC 380 M50 6 M 50-54 25:44140 Mary Mullen Lifford AC 433 F35 8 F 35-39 25:58141 Irene McNulty Convoy AC 296 F40 9 F 40-44 25:59142 Kayleigh Smith Convoy AC 311 SW 6 F 19-34 26:02143 Angela Doran 253 F40 10 F 40-44 26:09144 Declan McCallion Lifford AC 272 M45 15 M 45-49 26:21145 Kieran Neeson Killygordon/Crossroads Running Club 344 M35 22 M 35-39 26:21146 Olivia Cuskelly Lifford AC 322 JW 3 F 0-18 26:21147 Eileen Crawford Lifford AC 250 F35 9 F 35-39 26:26148 Paul Quigley 483 M40 27 M 40-44 26:29149 Joe Breslin Lifford AC 448 M50 7 M 50-54 26:30150 Daniel Bonnar Drumoghill Running Club 319 M45 16 M 45-49 26:30151 Grace O’Donnell Convoy AC 305 SW 7 F 19-34 26:33152 Sonia Gavin Lifford AC 352 F35 10 F 35-39 26:35153 Caroline Crawford Lifford AC 249 F35 11 F 35-39 26:38154 Alisha Cuskelly Lifford AC 323 JW 4 F 0-18 26:40155 Brendan Sweeney Convoy AC 313 M45 17 M 45-49 26:44156 Lavinia Caulderbanks Convoy AC 248 F35 12 F 35-39 26:47157 Claire Taylor Convoy AC 404 SW 8 F 19-34 26:56158 Sinead O’Connor Lifford AC 304 SW 9 F 19-34 26:59159 Clare McCusker 385 SW 10 F 19-34 27:06160 Cora Harvey Finn Valley AC 452 F35 13 F 35-39 27:10161 Emma Mungur Convoy AC 403 SW 11 F 19-34 27:11162 Lynn McGowan 463 SW 12 F 19-34 27:12163 Carmel Brindle Lifford AC 479 F40 11 F 40-44 27:14164 Laura McGlinchey Lifford AC 456 SW 13 F 19-34 27:19165 Damien Monaghan Lifford AC 349 M40 28 M 40-44 27:27166 Deirdre Browne Finn Valley AC 439 F35 14 F 35-39 27:28167 Karen Carlin Lifford AC 247 F40 12 F 40-44 27:29168 Diane Gallagher 446 F45 5 F 45-49 27:31169 Diane McGarrigle Finn Valley AC 440 F35 15 F 35-39 27:33170 Bernie Tinney Convoy AC 314 F45 6 F 45-49 28:01171 John Mailey Convoy AC 271 M35 23 M 35-39 28:02172 Olivia Cuskelly Lifford AC 324 F35 16 F 35-39 28:09173 Rhonda Green Lifford AC 409 F40 13 F 40-44 28:10174 Kay Bonner Convoy AC 241 F50 2 F 50-54 28:14175 Tommy Doherty Drumoghill Running Club 397 M40 29 M 40-44 28:50176 Claudia Cuskelly Lifford AC 321 JW 5 F 0-18 29:13177 Damien Bonner Drumoghill Running Club 240 M35 24 M 35-39 29:13178 Pat McCrea Lifford AC 430 M50 8 M 50-54 29:29179 Diane Arbuckle Lifford AC 429 F40 14 F 40-44 29:29180 Sharon Neeson Finn Valley AC 343 SW 14 F 19-34 29:40181 Dolina Laird Convoy AC 270 SW 15 F 19-34 29:41182 Lauren Lynch Lifford AC 362 SW 16 F 19-34 29:50183 Caitrin Carsson Smug Fitness Running Club 338 SW 17 F 19-34 29:50184 Rosemary Boggs Lifford AC 238 F50 3 F 50-54 29:53185 Anne Lynch Lifford AC 361 F50 4 F 50-54 30:01186 Kevin Boyle Lifford AC 426 M60 3 M 60-99 30:02187 Caroline McCurdy Lifford AC 276 F45 7 F 45-49 30:04188 Noeleen McCurdy Lifford AC 277 SW 18 F 19-34 30:04189 Yvonne Cairns Lifford AC 245 F45 8 F 45-49 30:20190 Mairead Browne Lifford AC 244 F45 9 F 45-49 30:20191 Michelle Houston Lifford AC 435 SW 19 F 19-34 30:21192 Clement Clarke Lifford AC 431 M55 6 M 55-59 30:33193 Erin McGinty 434 SW 20 F 19-34 30:40194 Nicole Martin Lifford AC 391 JW 6 F 0-18 30:42195 Ciara Falconer Couch to 5K Lifford AC 335 SW 21 F 19-34 30:44196 Catherine Stewart Drumoghill Running Club 421 SW 22 F 19-34 30:50197 Hannah McGettigan Lifford AC 390 JW 7 F 0-18 30:53198 Samantha Bovaird 242 SW 23 F 19-34 30:59199 Kate Mullen Lifford AC 300 F45 10 F 45-49 31:09200 Tracey Peoples 444 SW 24 F 19-34 31:18201 Kiera Martin 341 JW 8 F 0-18 31:33202 Majella McGrath 286 SW 25 F 19-34 31:58203 Ann O’Donnell Drumoghill Running Club 420 F55 2 F 55-59 32:09204 Dimitar Stanislavov 312 M35 25 M 35-39 32:12205 Jessica Kerlin Couch to 5K Lifford AC 333 SW 26 F 19-34 32:15206 Helen Kerlin Couch to 5K Lifford AC 332 SW 27 F 19-34 32:15207 Josephine Duggan Drumoghill Running Club 405 F50 5 F 50-54 32:38208 Orla McNulty Couch to 5K Lifford AC 334 F35 17 F 35-39 32:42209 Lorraine Arbuckle Couch to 5K Lifford AC 337 SW 28 F 19-34 32:52210 Natasha Crossan 460 SW 29 F 19-34 33:07211 Edel Crossan 459 SW 30 F 19-34 33:08212 Nicola Mahon Bolt Running Club 458 SW 31 F 19-34 33:08213 Mark Bonner Drumoghill Running Club 407 JM 10 M 0-18 33:19214 Chloe Peoples 443 SW 32 F 19-34 34:09215 Anne Marie Gallagher Drumoghill Running Club 320 F45 11 F 45-49 34:10216 Germaine Rodgers Drumoghill Running Club 308 F40 15 F 40-44 34:10217 Olive McGinley Drumoghill Running Club 281 F45 12 F 45-49 34:10218 Patrick Sweeney Lifford AC 492 JM 11 M 0-18 34:26219 Conor Bonner Drumoghill Running Club 406 JM 12 M 0-18 34:56220 Judy Duddy Couch to 5K Lifford AC 336 SW 33 F 19-34 35:02221 Betty Burns Lifford AC 369 F60 2 F 60-99 36:37222 Arlene Bonner Drumoghill Running Club 239 JW 9 F 0-18 36:42223 Shane O’Donnell Lifford AC 316 JM 13 M 0-18 36:46224 Monica Bonner Drumoghill Running Club 408 F40 16 F 40-44 37:16225 Ava Doherty Drumoghill Running Club 399 JW 10 F 0-18 37:21226 Noreen Doherty Drumoghill Running Club 398 F45 13 F 45-49 37:26227 Caoimhe Crawford Lifford AC 374 JW 11 F 0-18 37:28228 Catriona Lynch Lifford AC 363 SW 34 F 19-34 37:30229 Joanne Carlin Bolt Running Club 490 SW 35 F 19-34 38:12230 Deirdre McCafferty 376 F35 18 F 35-39 38:12231 Joan McHugh Lifford AC 329 F50 6 F 50-54 39:53232 Maura Sweeney Lifford AC 491 JW 12 F 0-18 42:10233 Kelsey Coll 340 JW 13 F 0-18 42:11DERRY TRIO ARE FIRST HOME IN ST JOHNSTON 5K – WHERE DID YOU COME? was last modified: July 9th, 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:donegalSt Johnston 5Klast_img read more


first_imgDeath notices and acknowledgments for today, Friday, Jun 26thCARABINEThe death has occurred of Mary CARABINE of Cornashesk,Crossroads, Killygordon, Donegal Peacefully at her home. Much loved sister of Eamon. Sadly missed by her brother, nieces, nephews, extended family circle, neighbours and friends.Queen of The Most Holy Rosary Pray For HerRemains reposing at her home from 7pm this Thursday evening, June 25th. Funeral leaving her home on Saturday morning, June 27th, at 10.15am for 11am Requiem Mass in St.Patrick’s Church, Crossroads followed by interment in the adjoining churchyard.Date Published: Thursday 25th June 2015Date of Death: Thursday 25th June 2015.SWEENEY The death has occurred of Rosie SWEENEY OF Gortmacall, Milford, DonegalFuneral Mass on Sunday at 2pm in St Bridget’s Church, Goland with burial afterwards in Milford Cemetery. House private please.HANLON – acknowledgementWife Lorraine, son JJ, daughter Marie, grandson Ryan, brother, sisters and extended family of the late John Hanlon of Boyoughter and Glasgow would like to thank most sincerely all those who phoned, texted, sent flowers, Mass cards and messages of sympathy, those who called to his wake in Glasgow, attended the removal and funeral, those who travelled from Ireland and England. A special word of thanks to Father Peter Dowling St Anthony’s Govan for his celebration of a beautiful funeral mass and his immense help and support, to all who took part in the ceremony, to the soloist Laura O’Donnell and the organist, to the undertaker Des Maguire for the professional and caring manner in which the funeral arrangements were carried out. As it would be impossible to thank everyone individually we hope that this will be accepted as a token of our appreciation. Johns month’s mind mass will take place in St Bridget’s church Lettermacaward on Wednesday 1st July at 7pmREST IN PEACE – DONEGAL DEATH NOTICES AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS was last modified: June 26th, 2015 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:donegalobituarieslast_img read more

Who’s Using Virtualization? [Infographic]

first_imgWe cover virtualization often, including many case studies on how various organizations are using it. But new data from SpiceWorks gives a higher-level view of who is using virtualization by breaking it down by verticals. SpiceWorks examined data from “100,000 companies in Spiceworks of comparable size in over 100 countries” to produce some interesting insights. Unsurprisingly, the software industry uses virtualization the most, and by a wide margin. Energy, aerospace and engineering follow. The least virtualized verticals are education, construction and legal. Tags:#cloud#Virtualization Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… klint finley Spiceworks also did some marketshare analysis and found: Related Posts center_img VMware has 80.1% market shareMicrosoft has 15.1% market shareCitrix XenServer has 4.1% market shareHowever, it should be noted that Spiceworks is focused on the SMB market, not the large enterprise market so the breakdown of verticals and product market share could be quite different when large organizations are factored in.RedMonk’s Michael Coté has some analysis of the results on the RedMonk Spiceworks page.For much more on virtualization, see our Solution Series. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Exterior Insulation on 2×4 Walls Versus 2×6 Walls With Cavity Insulation Only

first_imgUPDATED on December 18, 2017 with a corrected energy savings table.If you live in the world of 2×4 walls, as I do, you may have wondered about the savings you’d get by going to a more robust wall assembly. The typical house in southern climes has 2×4 walls with R-13 insulation in the cavities. The two ways to beef that up would be to add continuous exterior insulation or to go to a thicker wall. But which saves more energy? And how do they compare to the plain old 2×4 wall?This question comes up fairly often in our HVAC design work. Clients want to know not only about how much energy they’ll save but also if they’ll be able to downsize the HVAC system. The former saves on operating cost, the latter on first cost.Total R-valueA wall assembly is a combination of materials that allows heat to flow in both series and parallel. For this article, I’m going to show you the results I got for four different wall assemblies. First, I’ve set up a spreadsheet that calculates the total R-value of an assembly and then used that tool to calculate the R-values for these four walls. Here’s a summary of them: The first one is your standard 2×4 wall with plywood or OSB sheathing. The second one is the base wall plus half-inch, R-3 continuous exterior insulation. The third one is the base wall plus two-inch, R-10 continuous exterior insulation. The last one is a 2×6 wall with R-19 cavity insulation and no continuous exterior insulation.The best R-value is the one with 2 inches of exterior insulation. The 2×6 wall is roughly equivalent to a 2×4 wall with a half-inch of exterior insulation.HVAC design loadsTo see what effect these different R-values have on the size of the heating and cooling systems in a home, we have to put in actual numbers for a house. I chose one that we worked on recently. It’s a typical house: two stories, 2,800 square feet of conditioned floor area, and about 2,400 square feet of wall area. I’ve got the file set up in RightSuite so I looked at the heating and cooling loads for the different walls shown in the table above.But I also looked at the results for three different locations in 2×4 world: Decatur, Georgia (in the Atlanta area and where the house really is located); Dallas, Texas (a hotter climate); and Phoenix, Arizona (a climate so hot I don’t know why people live there — but hey, that’s their choice). Here’s what I got: The design temperatures for the three locations were:Decatur: 25°F and 91°FDallas:   28°F and 99°FPhoenix: 42°F and 108°FThe results here show that the most reduction we can get in the design loads is about 4,000 BTU/hr. That’s about a third of a ton of cooling capacity. In other words, you’re not going to find much reduction in your equipment costs by adding exterior insulation or going from 2×4 to 2×6 walls. Dropping three to four thousand BTU/hr may allow you to move down one size in your equipment. Maybe.Energy savingsWell, if you’re not going to save much on the first cost of your heating and air conditioning equipment, what about the energy you’ll save each year by reducing the heat transfer across your walls? Here’s what I found: Note that I added another assembly here. In addition to the four above, I included the 2×4 wall with one inch of continuous exterior insulation with an R-value of 5.center_img RELATED ARTICLESHow to Design a WallBuilding an Energy-Efficient Home on a Budget Is Double-Stud Wall Construction the Path to Efficiency on a Budget?Choosing a High-Performance Wall AssemblyChoosing a Cost-Effective Wall SystemChoosing the Right Wall Assembly (2013)Choosing the Right Wall Assembly (2015)Five Different High-R WallsCreating High-Performance WallsChoosing a Superinsulated Wall SystemGBA Encyclopedia: Exterior Walls Calculating the Minimum Thickness of Rigid Foam Sheathing The good news in these results is that adding more insulation to the walls saves hundreds of thousands of BTUs. The bad news is that the BTU is a pretty small unit of heat. If I had shown how many kilowatt-hours those BTU savings add up to, the number would be only about a hundred. That means you’re not going to save a lot of money by going beyond the standard R-13 wall in warmer climates.But if we look at the percent reduction in heat transfer through the walls, it’s significant. The 2×4 wall with R-3 exterior insulation and the 2×6 wall both reduce the heat flow through walls by about a quarter (22% and 25% respectively). Going to the 2×4 wall with R-5 exterior insulation reduces your wall heat transfer by about a third. Going to 2 inches of exterior insulation on a 2×4 wall cuts your annual heat transfer through the walls in half.Is it worth it?The 2×4 wall with 2 inches of exterior insulation gets you the best results among the five assemblies I included here. You could, of course, add even more exterior insulation and reduce the heat transfer even more. Or you could go to a fatter wall without exterior insulation, such as a Joe Lstiburek’s ideal double-stud wall. Keep in mind, though, that each inch of thickness you add to the standard 2×4 wall increases your cost, and each successive inch buys you less and less reduction in your wall heat transfer.With energy costs what they are now, none of the improved walls shown above in the three locations I chose will save you much money and may not even be cost-effective. But energy costs now in much the U.S. are really low. Will they stay this low as long as you’re in the house? Who knows?If you’re in a warm climate and want to go beyond a standard 2×4 wall, you can do this analysis for your area and with your local energy costs to see if it’s cost-effective for you. Of the four improved walls above, the one that’s going to be the lowest cost is probably the 2×6 wall. It’s also the safest to build if you’ve got a framing crew that hasn’t done exterior insulation before. I don’t mean that your house could fall down if you build it with exterior insulation. I’m saying crews that have never done window bucks or attached siding over exterior insulation may have trouble with the details. But they can frame 2×6 walls.There’s a learning curve with exterior insulation. If you have a crew that can deal with 2 inches of continuous exterior insulation, though, you can cut the heat transfer through your walls in half and still end up with walls the same thickness as 2×6 walls.Other reasons to go beyond the 2×4 wallFor some people, the cost-effectiveness based on current energy costs determines whether an improved wall makes the cut. Or maybe it’s just how many dollars it adds to the bottom line. But let me steer you to some other reasons to consider an improved wall over a standard 2×4 wall.First, there’s comfort. Whether you go with a 2×6 wall or a 2×4 wall with exterior insulation, that extra insulation means that the inside surfaces of your exterior walls won’t be as cold in winter or as warm in summer. Now, you may think that doesn’t matter a whole lot as long as your heating system or air conditioner is up to the task, but you’d be wrong.As it turns out, air temperature is only one factor that affects our comfort. Another really important one is called mean radiant temperature. Anyone who’s ever walked around naked in poorly insulated house on a cold day has a visceral understanding of mean radiant temperature. Even if the air temperature is warm, cold walls (or windows) can suck the heat right out of you and leave you chilled. (My friend Robert Bean is the most persistent advocate for comfort I know. If you want to do a deep-dive into this topic, check out his website, Healthy Heating.)Second, there’s carbon. Every BTU of carbon-intensive energy we save helps keep our atmospheric carbon dioxide from increasing further. Most places are using at least some dirty electricity because of the way electricity is shipped around the country among utilities. Reducing the amount of heating and cooling we need in buildings is one of the best ways to help reduce carbon emissions.This article is targeted toward warm climates, so moisture accumulation in cold sheathing isn’t that big a deal. The colder your winters are, though, the more important it is to keep your exterior sheathing dry. Exterior insulation over the sheathing is great for that. One of the weaknesses of double-stud walls is that the sheathing stays colder and thus wetter, possibly even wet enough in cold climates to cause damage. (See my article on Building Science Corporation’s research on a house with double-stud walls.)Where you may find more savingsIf I were building a house for myself here in the mild climate of Georgia and were choosing from the wall assemblies above, I’d go with the 2×4 wall with 2 inches of continuous exterior insulation. I like the idea of cutting my wall heat transfer in half. But I’d also make sure I wasn’t do stupid things to negate the savings from the walls.Here are the top three areas where the most stupid things happen:Windows – A good window is still a poor wall. A window that meets code here in Georgia has an R-value of about 3. That’s a heck of a lot less than the R-23 wall I just said I’d build, so I’d do two things. I’d install windows a good bit better than R-3. And more important, I’d make sure I didn’t have silly solar gain problems. Windows can kill you on your cooling loads, so you’ve got to pay attention to placement, overhangs, and sizes.Ducts – First of all, I’d have no ducts in the attic. Then I’d have no ducts in any other unconditioned spaces. Then I might not even have any ducts at all, at least for heating and cooling. And whatever ducts I do have would be designed properly, installed well, and commissioned completely.Foundation – A lot of comfort and moisture problems originate with the foundation, whether it’s a slab on grade, crawl space, or basement. The details matter. Even in a hot climate like central Texas, slab-edge insulation can save you a lot on heating. We’ve got a client building a Mediterranean style house with a lot of exposed slab perimeter. Slab-edge insulation would reduce their heating load by 25%. (And believe it or not, their heating load is higher than their cooling load.)Whether or not you go for an improved wall assembly in a warm climate depends on your particular priorities. It’s not the slam dunk it is in a cold climate, but there are benefits. Allison Bailes of Decatur, Georgia, is a speaker, writer, building science consultant, and the author of the Energy Vanguard Blog. You can follow him on Twitter at @EnergyVanguard.last_img read more

The Cooperative Extension System as a Force Multiplier for Communities

first_img What is a force multiplier?Force multiplication, in military usage, refers to an attribute or a combination of attributes that dramatically increases the effectiveness of an item or group, giving a given number of troops (or other personnel) or hardware the ability to accomplish greater things than without it. The expected size increase required to have the same effectiveness without that advantage is the multiplication factor. For example, if a certain technology like GPS enables a force to accomplish the same results of a force five times as large but without GPS, then the multiplier is five. Such estimates are used to justify an investment cost for force multipliers. 1 Examples of force multipliers in the military include: training/experience, morale, mobility, technology, and geographic features.Although the term was coined for military use, force multipliers can come in many forms – such as a hammer multiplying a physical force, allowing a nail to be driven into something solid, or a social media platform that allows a voice to be heard by thousands of people for little to no effort. Force multipliers are often expensive, the more effective they are, the higher the investment to access the force multiplier. Factory production and distribution systems are large scale force multipliers that make it possible to deliver value to thousands of paying customers in a very short time.2 The costs to these systems are high but allow capabilities that would be otherwise out of reach. Investing in force multipliers often frees up time, energy and allows one to focus attention elsewhere.In the realm of community capacity building, there are often organizations within a community that act or have great potential to act as force multipliers. Land-grant system and subsequently, the Cooperative Extension System, are great examples of this.A Brief History of Land-Grant Universities and the Cooperative Extension SystemTo provide some background, in 1862 under the Morrill Act, each state was given public lands to be sold or used for a profit to create at least one land-grant college. The college would specifically focus on teaching agriculture and mechanical arts. In 1890, the Second Morrill Act was passed, which provided that federal funds be appropriated annually to each state to support their land grant college. Today, there is a land grant college or university in every U.S. state, territory and even the District of Columbia. The philosophy behind the appropriation of these funds is that each state would hold an institution that could act as the backbone of scientific research and at the same time disseminate the most current information through its educational programs.In 1914, the Smith-Lever Act was passed, which allowed the colleges to take on another function, the “extension”, which was designed to further extend the knowledge generated by the college out to the farms and consumers around the state. Extension was to be a cooperative activity between the federal government (through USDA) and the states. 3 The extension agents of this time could be found educating farmers on improved techniques to increase farm productivity, and investigating issues that were a risk to U.S. agriculture. It is also worth mentioning that a decade earlier (1902), 4-H was founded, and became a national organization with the passage of the Smith-Lever Act. The activities conducted by 4-H mirrored the education provided by the extension agents, extending the research based practices to youth in counties across the U.S.Cooperative Extension System, by CountyExtension TodayToday, the land-grant system and cooperative extension system continue to lead the way in providing access to current research and information across federal, state and county lines. The Cooperative Extension System has evolved significantly and may operate differently on the individual, local level, but their mission is the same: Extension provides non-formal education and learning activities to people throughout the country — to farmers and other residents of rural communities as well as to people living in urban areas. It emphasizes taking knowledge gained through research and education and bringing it directly to the people to create positive changes.4 The role of Extension agents & educators has expanded beyond agriculture and mechanical arts, the Cooperative Extension System now has the resources and capacity for education in many content areas.Capacity Pools of Cooperative ExtensionTranslating Research into ActionUniversity faculty members, who are disciplinary experts, translate science-based research results into language — written, verbal, and electronic — appropriate for targeted audiences. County-based educators work with local citizens and interest groups to solve problems, evaluate the effectiveness of learning tools, and collect grassroots input to prioritize future research. By living and working in communities, county educators are able to rely on existing relationships to respond to local needs, build trust, and engage effectively with citizens.5ConclusionSo there you have it – the opportunity offered by the land-grant system and Cooperative Extension System are too great to pass up! Contact your county extension office today to find out how you can utilize this system as a force multiplier in your community!last_img read more

Gadchiroli Naxal attack: slain jawans’ kin may not get ₹20 lakh insurance money

first_imgIn a major embarrassment for the Maharashtra Government, the kin of 15 police commandos martyred in a Naxal attack in Gadchiroli earlier this month will not get an insurance cover of ₹20 lakh because Maharashtra Police failed to renew group insurance policy offered under the Security Related Expenditure (SRE) fund until last year. Maharastra Director General of Police (DGP) S.K. Jaiswal has now issued a strict reprimand to the Administrative Department after it lost the file in the back-and-forth process related to the SRE fund provided by the Centre.Sources said Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has now issued orders to provide alternative insurance as an Extra Grant on an immediate basis from the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund.In one of the worst retaliatory attacks on anti-Naxal security forces, earlier this month, Maoists triggered an IED blast, killing 15 jawans and a civilian in Maharashtra’s Gadchiroli district. A unit of the Quick Response Team (QRT) of the Gadchiroli Police was on its way to provide reinforcements to the police station in the Kurkheda taluk, a day after Naxals torched 36 vehicles meant to assist road construction work in the Dadpur village.Senior officials said the developments related to the insurance policy cover have greatly upset the families of the slain jawans. They have already demanded a high-level probe into lapses in the standard operating procedures (SOP) followed.The Chief Minister had, following the attack, announced an aid of ₹50 lakh for every martyred jawan, but in the absence of the insurance cover, the government may have to substitute that with an Extra Grant.“We should be able to approve the extra grant at the earliest, but the process will take some time,” an official said.last_img read more