Pinterest Google+ Previous articleInvestment announced for seafood support projects in DonegalNext articleHealth professionals meeting to discuss Paul Harte’s future care News Highland Facebook By News Highland – July 16, 2018 Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Homepage BannerNews DL Debate – 24/05/21 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th There are severe traffic delays being reported on the Kilmacrennan Road as a result of a road crash close to Letterkenny University Hospital.Gardai and other services are at the scene, and significant traffic build ups are being reported.Motorists are being urged to avoid the area if possible. Traffic build-up following collision close to LUH Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR
The University of Georgia Griffin Campus is hosting two intensive commercial Integrated Pest Management (IPM) training programs this spring, including a 1.5-day workshop on termite control and a 10-week Urban Pest Management Program course that will run from April to June.The courses are part of a wide-ranging training series available through the UGA Urban Pest Management Program, which provides education programs for pest control operators.The program includes commercial, school and home IPM workshops as well as workshops on termite control, bed bugs and general pest control education. All seminars, workshops and trainings provide continuing education credits for pest control operators.Several of these lectures are available for growers through the Getting the Best of Pests webinar program, gtbop.com. To receive continuing education credits, growers can visit their local UGA Cooperative Extension office, watch the videos and sign a form. The UGA Extension agent will relay the form through UGA to the Department of Agriculture for credit.“We enjoy continuing the live-webinars for the Green Industry, but the recordings have the potential to be a huge resource for county agents,” said UGA entomologist Dan Suiter. “UGA faculty, who might sometimes need a filler lecture when they have to be absent, can utilize this resource as well.”The next continuing education accredited live webinar is set for March 21. To receive notifications of upcoming webinars, workshops or trainings, contact Beth Horne at [email protected] or Tami Boyle at [email protected] more information on the UGA Urban Pest Management program, visit the website at http://gabugs.uga.edu.
SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Press Release, Public Health Governor Wolf’s Amended OrderSecretary of Health’s Amended OrderStay at Home GuidanceAs the state seeks relief to save lives and stop the spread of COVID-19, today Governor Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine revised the “Stay at Home” order to include Lehigh and Northampton counties, bringing the state total to 10 counties under the stay-at-home order. The order now includes these 10 counties: Allegheny, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Erie, Lehigh, Monroe, Montgomery, Northampton, and Philadelphia counties. The amended orders takes effect at 8:00 PM Wednesday, March 25, 2020, and will continue until April 6, 2020.Individuals may leave their residence only to perform any of the following allowable individual activities and allowable essential travel:Tasks essential to maintain health and safety, or the health and safety of their family or household members (including pets), such as obtaining medicine or medical supplies, visiting a health care professional, or obtaining supplies they need to work from homeGetting necessary services or supplies for themselves, for their family or household members, or as part of volunteer efforts, or to deliver those services or supplies to others to maintain the safety, sanitation, and essential operation of residencesEngaging in outdoor activity, such as walking, hiking or running if they maintain social distancingTo perform work providing essential products and services at a life-sustaining businessTo care for a family member or pet in another householdAny travel related to the provision of or access to the above-mentioned individual activities or life-sustaining business activitiesTravel to care for elderly, minors, dependents, persons with disabilities, or other vulnerable personsTravel to or from educational institutions for purposes of receiving materials for distance learning, for receiving meals, and any other related servicesTravel to return to a place of residence from an outside jurisdictionTravel required by law enforcement or court orderTravel required for non-residents to return to their place of residence outside the commonwealthAnyone performing life-sustaining travel does not need paperwork to prove the reason for travel.The following operations are exempt:Life-sustaining business activitiesHealth care or medical services providersAccess to life-sustaining services for low-income residents, including food banksAccess to child care services for employees of life-sustaining businesses that remain open as follows: child care facilities operating under the Department of Human Services, Office of Child Development and Early Learning waiver process; group and family child care operating in a residence; and part-day school age programs operating under an exemption from the March 19, 2020 business closure OrdersNews mediaLaw enforcementThe federal governmentReligious institutionsIndividuals experiencing homelessness are not subject to this order but are strongly urged to find shelter and government agencies are urged to take steps needed to provide shelter for those individuals.International students, foster youth, and any other students who would otherwise experience displacement or homelessness as a result of campus closures are exempt and may remain in campus housing.At this time, law enforcement will be focused on ensuring that residents are aware of the order and informing the public of social distancing practices rather than enforcement. To report a noncompliant business, contact your local law enforcement agency’s non-emergency number or the nearest Pennsylvania State Police station. Please do not call 911 or the Department of Community and Economic Development to file reports. Law enforcement officers should refer to Business Closure Order Enforcement Guidance available online.Read Governor Wolf’s original order here or view on Scribd. Read Governor Wolf’s amended order here or view on Scribd.Read Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine’s original order here or view on Scribd. Read Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine’s amended order here or view on Scribd.For the most up-to-date information on COVID-19, Pennsylvanians should visit: https://www.pa.gov/guides/responding-to-covid-19/. March 25, 2020 Governor Wolf and Health Secretary Expand ‘Stay at Home’ Order to Lehigh and Northampton Counties to Mitigate Spread of COVID-19, Counties Now Total 10
Eagle LNG is also supplying the fuel to ISO tank containers for distribution into the Caribbean for power and industrial users. The Talleyrand facility gets fuel from Eagle LNG’s Maxville plant located west of downtown Jacksonville. The Jacksonville LNG export facility will be capable of producing some 1 mtpa with 45,000 cbm or almost 12 million gallons of storage. Image: Eagle LNG The ships, built specifically for the Puerto Rico trade, are 219.5 meters long with 26,500 deadweight tons. The facility is the first of its kind in North America to provide shoreside storage and bunkering equipment to deliver LNG for the ConRo ships which provide ocean transportation of dry, refrigerated and vehicle cargoes under the Jones Act. To ensure safe operations the partners also teamed up with the US Coast Guard in Jacksonville and the Fire and Rescue Department. The two Crowley’s LNG-powered ConRo ships Taino and El Coqui are working on the Jacksonville, Florida to Puerto Rico route. Furthermore, the company is moving forward on a new larger, on-water liquefaction plant and terminal in Jacksonville. “Since March, our operations staff have continued working with Crowley’s ship management teams to maintain safe bunkering of their ships, Taino and El Coqui, while adhering to public health guidelines,” Sean Lalani, president of Eagle LNG said. “With more than a billion dollars in LNG investments in the Northeast Florida region, JAXPORT partners are pioneers in the use of LNG as a clean fuel and a cargo type,” JAXPORT CEO Eric Green said. The Maxville plant offers 1 million LNG-gallons of storage for daily transfers by truck to Talleyrand assuring Crowley’s weekly fuel supply. Jacksonville LNG bunkering on the rise Eagle LNG Talleyrand has delivered over 30 million gallons or almost 50,000 metric tons over the last 100 bunkering activities to these ships. Eagle LNG and Crowley partnered with the Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) that began exploring LNG bunkering for the U.S. East Coast more than a decade ago. Eagle LNG, owned by private US investment firm the Energy & Minerals Group, said Monday it managed to deliver on its weekly LNG bunkering commitment to the ships regardless of Covid-19 constraints. Eagle LNG and Crowley recently marked the 100th bunkering event of liquefied natural gas to the latter’s ConRo ships from the Talleyrand facility located at the Port of Jacksonville. Thw first vessels started working on the route in 2018 followed by the second in January last year. “With an additional investment of about $500 million to build the new export facility plus other planned expansions across the U.S. and in the Caribbean basin, Eagle LNG is committed to meeting the demand for small-scale LNG in the region plus the ever increasing domestic need for fuel-grade LNG,” said Lalani. He added that as the use of LNG expands globally, “our community continues to benefit from the environmental advantages, new business, jobs and other opportunities that come with being a leader in the clean fuel revolution.”
Share 178 Views one comment LocalNews Carnival 2012 opening parade highlights by: – January 30, 2012 Share Sharing is caring! Share Tweet (L-R) Miss Dominica 2011 Jacintha Fagan and Calypso Monarch 2011 Tasha “Tasha P” Peltier during Satruday’s parade.Here are a few highlights of the Opening Parade of Carnival 2012 in Dominica.Contestants of various pageants: [nggallery id =129]Parade part 2: [nggallery id = 130]Dominica Vibes News
A caretaker plead guilty on Friday to fraudulent use of personal identified information to a person 60 and older and exploitation of an elderly person or disabled adult.According to police, 27-year-old Denequa Meeks-Mcroy, stole from her elderly patient of Boca Raton last year. In January of 2019, Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a home west of Boca Raton on a call of a computer theft. The victim told PBSO that when he visited his 96-year-old father there was a laptop missing, and his father’s wallet.The arrest reported stated that investigators discovered Meeks-Mcroy making purchases at gas stations, and other stores with the credit cards that were in the wallet.Meeks-Mcroy received four-month jail sentences to be served concurrently and was credited with 88 days for time served by Circuit Court Judge Caroline Shepherd. She also was given three years probation, must relinquish her health care license, can’t accept employment as a caregiver, was ordered to pay $769 restitution and must cooperate in another case.
There is definitely no joy in the Great White North after Team Canada squandered a 3-0 lead and lost to the Russians 5-3 in the gold medal game at the IIHL World Junior Hockey Championship in Buffalo, NY.The Russian win completed the biggest comeback in tournament history and was the country’s first gold medal at the juniors since 2003.It was the second straight year Canada has lost in the final.In 2010 Team USA defeated Canada 6-5 in overtime.Canada appeared to be in complete control leading by three after 40 minutes.Ryan Ellis, Carter Ashton, and Brayden Schenn each scored to chase Russian starting goalie Dmitri Shikin on 18 shots.But the contest took a dramatic about face as Artemi Panarin and Maxim Kitsyn both scored from close range just 13 seconds apart to stun the Canadians and the crowd to pull to within 3-2. Four minutes later, Vladimir Tarasenko wired a one-timer past Mark Visentin to complete the comeback.Russia scored twice in the final four minutes, Panarin with his second before Nikita Dvurechenski iced the game.The game marked the seventh time since 1999 that Canada and Russia met in the championship game at the World Juniors. Russia won three straight meetings in 1999, 2002, and 2003, while Canada won the next three consecutively between 2005-07.It was also the 10th straight time that Canada played in the gold medal game at the tournament. Canada’s last gold medal victory was in 2009, when they beat Sweden in Ottawa.OVERTIME: Three Canadians made the tournament all-star team. Ryan Ellis, Brayden Schenn, and Ryan Johansen were chosen, while Schenn was named the overall tournament MVP. Russians Dmitri Orlov and Yevgeni Kuznetsov were also selected.
A few of Humboldt’s speediest youth cross runners qualified for the annual USA Track and Field National Junior Olympics Cross Country Championships after delivering impressive times at the championship’s qualifying meets in Reno, NV., and Folsom, over the previous couple weeks.Eoin McGoldrick and Luke Moxon competed in the their qualifying races back on Nov. 18 in Reno and Ai-Lan McGoldrick ran her qualifying race in Folsom back on Nov. 25. The three will look to bring a few trophies back to …
The spell-binding new novel by South African playwright and author Harry Kalmer, A Thousand Tales of Johannesburg, describes Africa’s greatest city as a living, breathing character. Spanning a century, the book covers the best and worst moments in Joburg’s lifetime.Harry Kalmer’s new novel leaves you asking who gets to shape a citys identity. (Image: Author and playwright Harry Kalmer remains inspred by the city of Johannesburg. (Image: © Joanne Olivier)“The one thing about Joburg is how interconnected everyone is,” Harry Kalmer says. Sitting in a Bryanston coffee shop, surrounded by the well-retired and sound-tracked by the clink of coffee cups and cutlery, the author and playwright explains his reasons for writing A Thousand Tales of Johannesburg, a new novel about his hometown.“We’re losing a bit of it now because the city is growing very fast, but it’s always had this sense of dorpiness,” Kalmer continues. “Bryanston is a dorpie (a small town). “Linden and Greenside. These little nodes of habitation, but you don’t see these cities meet. For the book I had to create a hotel, to give them an excuse to meet.”Author and playwright Harry Kalmer remains inspired by the city of Johannesburg. (Image: © Joanne Olivier)A Thousand Tales of Johannesburg is a book about the people who go and come. It tells the stories of poor Afrikaners drawn by the gold reefs, the unseen Indian and Chinese families who shaped the city, and the modern African immigrants who are remaking it.Kalmer’s novel spans a century, from the early days of Johannesburg to 2008. Important writers – Mark Twain, Olive Schreiner, Charles van Onselen – have written great factual biographies of Joburg. These have done the city justice but, for Kalmer, fiction gives the chance to tell a more vibrant story. “Fiction interrogates things in a way that documentaries can’t. It tells truths that non-fiction can’t necessarily depict.”An exile’s view of homeIn the book, expat architect Zweig van Niekerk, long resident in London, is invited back to Joburg by a group of architects who have rediscovered his work. Zweig’s self-imposed exile was a result of his love and marriage to Serenita, a woman of colour. He returns to the city of his birth – and begins to see it with new eyes.Kalmer’s Johannesburg exists in one sense: it is based on actual geography, on actual spaces. The madrassah and the mosque can be found. So can the Chinese old age home and the girls’ school. “The hotel doesn’t exist, but it could have.”The architect returns in 2008, as foreigners from elsewhere in Africa are attacked and flee the townships for the safety of the city. It’s at the imagined hotel in Belgravia that the son of an Afrikaner, a Chinese photographer, Czech immigrant and Marceline, a Congolese refugee, meet and remake the city in their own image.“The fact of the matter is, the Joburg I depict exists only on paper. It is based in history and connected. But it is a personal interpretation of an experience or a representation of the city. Like all fictional cities – like Calvino’s Imaginary Cities – it only exists on paper.” ‘Places change, time moves on’Kalmer writes like he stirs his coffee. Deliberately. Thoroughly. And with a flourish, as he lifts the spoon out of the cup. Talking through the inspiration for the book he references great South African writers: Herman Charles Bosman, Nadine Gordimer.He moves on to Fordsburg-based artist Carl Becker, who created work on the Randlords and their contemporaries, from Gandhi to Abe Bailey and Cecil John Rhodes. “Becker said what he liked about Johannesburg was that you look up, you lift your eyes, and you see the most extraordinary Victorian and Edwardian architecture. When you lower your eyes you’re in Africa. For me that was the trigger for the book. To address that reality, that ‘alongsidedness’ of the city. That the city can live in so many ways.“There is a great line I remember by this Zulu guy who moved to Joburg from rural KwaZulu-Natal. He said in Johannesburg you have to look for the beauty. I think that is what a lot of people do. And I think that is the problem: people who write about Joburg tend to romanticise it.”Denizens experience their city in specific, personal ways. A Thousand Tales of Johannesburg is about how his characters find the city and their connections to it. “It’s very much a theme in the book. It is people who try to come to terms with the city. Be it through impressions or be it through structure or be it through street life. To show there are so many realities living side by side in Joburg.”A cowboy townJohannesburg should never have been. Built in empty veld by the chance discovery of gold, it is a city born only from the desire to make fortunes. It is a place whose residents, in the words of author Clive Chipkin, are not, “here for the benefit of our health”. Kalmer’s Joburg is that city, reinvented and rediscovered through new eyes.Like Italian author Italo Calvino’s Imaginary Cities, Kalmer’s book is a curious mix of history and lore-shaped memory. It maps the city beyond geography, a cartographer’s dream of half-remembered sights and sounds. It celebrates the way the city is constantly reinvented by people from elsewhere, drawn by its promise.A Thousand Tales of Johannesburg is a city dreamed up by artists, writers, hustlers and architects. It is a city that welcomes rich and poor.“Joburg can be a bit of a cowboy town. Poverty has always been an intrinsic part of this place, despite the towers of Sandton. I don’t know why, maybe it’s because it’s a place where you can survive. Think back on the book, people like the Van Niekerks thrived in protected employment. It’s always looked after poor people.”What inspires Kalmer is the city, his body of work, is the city where everyone is from somewhere else. It is a space where no-one ever feels really comfortable, and this gives the city its distinct personality.The Joey Hi-Fi-designed cover of Harry Kalmer’s A 1000 Tales of Johannesburg. (Image: Penguin Random House)Rooted – but restlessKalmer has tried to leave Johannesburg. “I came back. I don’t know why. It’s always been people and my stuff that’s brought me back. There aren’t any other cities that appeal to me. Things that I’ve loved and made my living from – theatre, music, advertising – are here. I’m connected here.”For the characters in A Thousand Tales of Johannesburg the same holds true. They are rooted in Joburg, but Johannesburg makes them restless. “Nobody is from here but they’ve been here for years. If you go back to the Muslim family, you go back to the Hindu family, you go back to the Chinese family. They all have roots going back to the late 19th century, but they all have this thing that this is not quite their place. It’s a very funny thing about Joburg. Nobody is from here but they have this perverse citizen’s pride about eGoli.”It is a city of open and cool people, Kalmer ends. A city where people want to know your story. And Kalmer’s book captures these stories, creating a living, breathing, inspiring world, like the city itself.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material
ReadWriteBody is an ongoing series where ReadWrite covers networked fitness and the quantified self.I am keenly aware of the blister on my left middle toe. It would probably heal better if I didn’t insist on walking 10-plus miles a day.For a couple of weeks now, though my coworkers and I agree that it feels much longer, I’ve been spending most of my workday walking 3 miles an hour on a treadmill desk.Why? It’s part of a four-month experiment I’m conducting on myself. I’m starting by trying to drop some weight—20-plus pounds by December—while getting into measurably better shape.“Measurably” is the key word here. The quantified-self movement is a catch-all term for the efforts to better understand the human body through data. I can’t call this a perfectly scientific experiment, since I’m running a sample set of one and there are far too many variables to control.But part of the point of using treadmill is just putting down numbers—pushing myself further than I’d go in an ordinary day to see what happens.A LifeSpan Fitness treadmill desk loomed large in my fitness plans.Walking For A LivingThe first question: Can I do my work? The answer is yes—and far better than what I’d read suggested I could do.Most treadmill-desk write-ups recommend going 1-1.5 miles per hour, and some users report they can’t type at faster speeds than that.Setting the paceRedmonk analyst Stephen O’Grady confirmed this in his experience with a treadmill desk: He had to hop off to write longer pieces, and even email was easiest at less than 1 mile per hour. Two colleagues who tried the desk agreed: They needed to slow down to type. So O’Grady’s experience may be typical.Yet I’ve actually managed to write entire pieces—like this one, and the previous installment in ReadWriteBody—while walking at 3 miles per hour. (The treadmill’s maximum speed is 4 miles per hour, which is too fast for comfortable typing in my experience.)It’s possible to get substantial work done, even at 3 mph.I may well be an outlier here in my ability to adapt to working while walking. I credit the high-school instructor who taught me to touch type. I could already carry on a conversation while typing without looking at my keyboard, so on the treadmill, I don’t need to look down at the keys.If you’re constantly glancing at your keyboard, that likely throws off your balance. Your mileage may vary—I’d recommend going slow and then seeing how fast you can go.Can You Hear Me Now? How About My Treadmill?For phone calls, my conversation partners didn’t report hearing noise from the treadmill or my footstrikes. When I did a Google Hangouts video chat with colleagues, though, I found that the constant motion was distracting both to them and to Google’s motion-detection algorithms, which often threw the screen focus to me even while someone else was talking—so I turned off the camera except for when I was talking.The biggest drain to productivity has been the position of the treadmill in our open-plan office: I’m on the way to the kitchen, and it’s highly visible, so curious coworkers have come by to ask questions. (Mostly they ask if I can really type while walking. I’ve shown them drafts of this piece by way of reply.)Connect Me, Connect Me NotThe LifeSpan Fitness TR1200-DT5 has good basic controls. You can enter your weight, which helps it estimate calories burned. It also tracks time spent, steps, and distance.It also has a companion website and downloadable desktop software which ostensibly connects to the treadmill via Bluetooth. I say “ostensibly,” because I only managed to get the treadmill to communicate data to the desktop app and hence to the website twice. After the first day, it claimed to be syncing with the Lifespan website; after a week, the desktop app stopped connecting with the treadmill’s Bluetooth connection altogether. Just yesterday, it started working again. A LifeSpan support technician was not able to diagnose the problem.Meet the LifeSpan website—a circa-2008 disaster of outdated Web design.Which is just as well, because the Lifespan website and desktop app are both useless and ugly. Even if they functioned as advertised, I wouldn’t want to use them.I’m not alone. O’Grady, the Redmonk analyst who has a similar LifeSpan model, came to a similar conclusion. He thinks LifeSpan should stick to making fitness hardware, and leave software to other people.“I don’t trust [LifeSpan] to do software,” O’Grady said. “I can’t get the data out of it where I want to.”It’s frustrating that I can’t use the treadmill desk’s Bluetooth connection to connect to, say, the MapMyFitness app on my smartphone, which already collects similar data from the EB Sync Burn fitness tracker I wear. The tracker and the treadmill disagree on the number of steps I’ve taken—here, I trust the treadmill’s data, but I have no good way to reconcile them in one cloud-based store. O’Grady says he uses a Google Doc to log his miles. I just tweet them at the end of the day.It highlights a problem ReadWrite contributor Matt Asay recently wrote about: our quantified-self data is stored in a bunch of unconnected silos.LifeSpan’s mostly useless desktop app traps your data.The one aspect of the hardware I’d complain about is the emergency stop cord, which LifeSpan tells me is required by regulations. When I did a video chat, I found myself leaning in to better position myself in front of my laptop’s webcam, knocking the cord loose and bringing the treadmill to a halt. Every time I did this, the treadmill also lost all the data for my session to date.A LifeSpan spokesperson told me that safety rules require that the system cut off electricity when the cord is pulled, but it seems like LifeSpan could correct this problem with a tiny, cheap memory chip that retains data when the system loses power. (The Bluetooth connection seemed noticeably more erratic after I accidentally triggered the stop cord, though I’m not sure if the events were connected.)My Blistering PaceSo what’s it like walking all day? It’s easy on my back and neck, which seemed to suffer from sitting. But it’s rough on my feet—I feel sore to the bone, and there’s the blister I mentioned, which I probably could have avoided with more cushioned socks.And then there’s the sweat. When I first got the treadmill desk, I didn’t have a fan, and I went through three T-shirts in one day. Even with the fan, my boss took a look at me one day and said, “You need a shower.” Luckily, our office has one built in.Ramona the Love Terrier is skeptical.I won’t lie: I’m tired. I’m probably, relatively speaking, overdoing it, clocking an average of 10 or more miles per day. But I’m already pretty fit—I frequently walk my dog, Ramona the Love Terrier, up the Filbert Steps and around Coit Tower, a vertiginous climb even in our hilly hometown of San Francisco, and I often walk from North Beach to our office in the city’s SoMa neighborhood.So part of the test for me is not whether I can add a little bit of activity to a sedentary lifestyle, but if I can actually push my levels of performance and effect changes in my metabolism and body competition. And, yeah, fit into that pair of jeans at the bottom of my chest of drawers I’ve been avoiding.So far, so good: I’ve dropped six pounds in a little less than two weeks. That’s not the only metric I’m measuring, but it’s a useful data point.Correction: The model I tested is the TR1200-DT5, not the TR800-DT5. Apologies for the error.Are you quantifying yourself? Share your experiences in the comments or on Twitter with the hashtag #rwbody. 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