Derry gorse fire started deliberatley

first_img Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Google+ Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook WhatsApp Previous article40 new jobs to be created at Largo foods in GweedoreNext articleUK VAT rise will attract more shoppers to Donegal News Highland The police have said two gorse fires that broke out in Derry on Monday evening were started deliberately.One broke out on Cunningham’s Lane, near Currynierin, at about 5 o clock.The second fire was started at fields in Lettershandoney at about half past 6.Fire and Rescue Group Commander, Billy Orr, says the Lettershandoney area was left without electricity for almost 5 hours yesterday.[podcast][/podcast] Twittercenter_img Pinterest 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Facebook By News Highland – June 22, 2010 Derry gorse fire started deliberatley News Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Google+ Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

SW estate agencies unite under one name with plans to expand

first_imgTwo well-known estate agencies in Cornwall have merged and united under one name with plans to expand.Harding Laity in St Ives (pictured, above), which is the town’s longest-established firm and Bodmin-based My Place Estate Agents will now move forward under the Harding Laity name with plans to open a new branch in Wadebridge near Padstow in June.My Place was incorporated in 2016 while Harding Laity has a 30-year track record in the St Ives market.The merged estate agencies will include a combined team of 11 staff with a further two to be created at the new branch.Richard Yeo, former My Place chief and now managing director of the combined company, says: “This is truly an exciting time for us, as we move forward with these two successful Cornish businesses becoming one.“We are thrilled to be investing in the high street and creating jobs at this time.“We strongly believe that Cornwall is a key location, which has driven us to extend our investment into the Cornish market.“However, when merging the two companies, we did so based on the strong belief that an estate agency isn’t just about selling homes, it is also about a strong passion for the areas we represent.“The pandemic has certainly changed the property market long-term.“A lot more information is being gathered digitally by home buyers, who may be less interested in transport links and more interested in home office potential and where to get a great coffee nearby. This merger will enable us to offer that high level of personal service to our clients throughout Cornwall.”Visit Harding Laity. March 29, 2021Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Agencies & People » SW estate agencies unite under one name with plans to expand previous nextAgencies & PeopleSW estate agencies unite under one name with plans to expandHarding Laity and My Place are to move forward under one identity and open a third branch with two additional staff.Nigel Lewis29th March 20210541 Viewslast_img read more

WI unchanged for pivotal Oval clash

first_imgBRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) – West Indies selectors have retained faith in the same 13-man squad for the second Test against Pakistan starting here tomorrow, despite their drubbing in the opening match in Kingston.The Caribbean side under-performed with the bat to plunge to a seven-wicket defeat, 20 minutes after lunch on last Monday’s final day at Sabina Park.West Indies entered the contest with a greenhorn batting line-up which included Vishal Singh and Shimron Hetmyer on debut but selectors have opted against changes and will enter the critical game at Kensington Oval with the same squad.Vishal and Hetmyer failed in both innings along with Shai Hope and usually dependable opener Kraigg Brathwaite but rookies Roston Chase and Shane Dowrich both managed half-centuries.Another defeat for West Indies in the upcoming match will hand Pakistan their first-ever Test series win in the Caribbean.West Indies arrived here late Wednesday and trained on Thursday and yesterday, as head coach Stuart Law brushed up on final preparations for the game.The hosts won their last Test at the venue two years ago when they defeated England by five wickets inside three days.SQUAD – Jason Holder (captain), Kraigg Brathwaite, Kieran Powell, Shimron Hetmyer, Roston Chase, Vishal Singh, Shane Dowrich, Shai Hope, Jermaine Blackwood, Shannon Gabriel, Devendra Bishoo, Alzarri Joseph, Miguel Cummins.last_img read more

DraftKings Week 16 Saturday Picks: Lineup advice for NFL DFS tournaments

first_imgTE George Kittle, 49ers vs. Rams ($6,500). Kittle is underpriced, and that’s despite playing in a run-first offense with multiple talented WRs. He’s just the focal point of everything San Francisco does and should be again Saturday night.FLEX Todd Gurley, Rams @ 49ers ($6,300). Gurley feels like the best combination of floor and ceiling at this price point, rather than taking a chance on a riskier wide receiver. The 49ers are dinged up and didn’t do too much slowing down of Devonta Freeman a week ago.D/ST San Francisco 49ers vs. Rams ($3,400). If you want to free up a bit more cash and play New England here, it’s probably warranted. I’ll take a shot that San Francisco can handle Jared Goff (whose name I just misspelled “goof” before correcting it). Week 16 provides us with a tantalizing appetizer of Saturday games in a three-game slate much like Thanksgiving. That provides an extra chance to play NFL DFS contests on DraftKings on Dec. 21, especially if you’ve been knocked out of your season-long league fantasy playoffs. With the Buccaneers and Texans kicking action off, there should be plenty of scoring.We’ve invested heavily in potential points out of Houston and Tampa Bay while mostly avoiding what should be a low-scoring affair between Buffalo and New England. The lineup gets wrapped up with strong investment in Rams-49ers, as well, in a game we’ll need to stay close to pay off. WEEK 16 NON-PPR RANKINGS:Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | KickerDraftKings Saturday NFL DFS Picks: Tournament lineupQB Jameis Winston, Buccaneers vs. Texans ($6,900). In the game that should easily feature the most scoring on the slate, Winston potentially provides even bigger upside than Deshaun Watson due to Tampa Bay’s insistence on throwing deep down the field no matter the down, distance, or score. Winston slinging it around for four quarters against a bad Houston secondary should lead to much more positive than negative, even with his WRs coming up lame.RB Raheem Mostert, 49ers vs. Rams ($6,100). Mostert’s had three straight weeks in charge of the San Francisco backfield, so hopefully Kyle Shanahan doesn’t change his mind now. Mostert might have the most big-play ability of any RB on the slate, and besides Aaron Donald, the Rams’ run defense is lacking.WEEK 16 PPR RANKINGS: Running back | Wide receiver | Tight endRB Sony Michel, Patriots vs. Bills ($4,600). As long as the Patriots don’t do anything weird, Michel comes in at a value price for a player who should see double-digit carries and a few goal-line looks in a solid offense.WR DeAndre Hopkins, Texans @ Buccaneers ($8,500). Hopkins’ ownership will be high with Chris Godwin now ruled out, thanks to the lack of other players in his pricing stratosphere. That’s fine — he should have a big game in a shootout.WEEK 16 DFS LINEUPS:FD Cash | FD GPP | DK Cash | Y! Cash | Y! GPPWR Justin Watson, Buccaneers vs. Texans ($4,600). The other chalkiest receiver on this slate might be Breshad Perriman coming off his three-TD day, and we’re gonna take a chance and fade him. Watson should see eight-to-10 targets opposite Perriman and produce, especially in DK’s PPR scoring.WR Ishmael Hyman, Buccaneers vs. Texans ($3,000). Hyman should see a lot of looks in three-WR sets for the Buccaneers with Godwin and Scotty Miller both out, and in a game with so many points and passing yards probable for the Bucs, his minimum price will look like a steal.SATURDAY DFS: Showdown lineupslast_img read more

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Set Concert Date in Olympia

first_imgFacebook679Tweet0Pin0Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are embarking on a ‘Camping Trip’ – the name of their mini-tour of smaller market venues across the State of Washington this summer.On August 28, 2016, the musicians be at the historic Capitol Theater. Tickets went on sale on May 20, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. and were sold out by noon.The theater is located at 206 5th Avenue SE in Downtown Olympia.The Olympia Film Society (OFS) was formed in 1980 as a nonprofit 501(c)(3). Its mission is “to enliven and enrich our community by presenting and fostering the development of independent and underrepresented film, music and allied arts.”last_img read more

Struggling with Clunk, Click, Knee Stiffness or Pain?

first_imgFacebook3Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Penrose Physical TherapyKnees can often start to make some loud clicking and clunking noises. This may be the start of some early changes in the knee joint where the cartilage may start softening. If you are 40+, you may already be aware of these knees that don’t let you sneak up on anyone anymore. There are some simple tips you can do to help you knees. Sometimes it is that the tissues around the knees are tight and create extra stress and strain at the knee. Regular stretching of the muscles that attach around the knee will help reduce the stress at your knee and even decrease the clunking and clicking. Secondly, your knees may actually need more help from your greatest shock absorption: your muscles around your knees! Strengthening your muscles in ways that do not stress the knee joint can be tricky, especially if it hurts to exercise and move. Take this simple knee quiz:1.  Does it hurt to get up from a chair?2.  Does it hurt to go up or down stairs?3.  Does it hurt to fully bend or straighten your knee?4.  Do you find yourself placing more weight on the other leg? If you answered yes to any of those questions please contact us [email protected] for a free report which outlines some simple tips on helping your knees.Penrose Physical Therapy sees people every week with challenges regarding knee arthritis and the difficulty in exercising without stressing the knee joint. We would love to help you overcome your challenges with your own knees.last_img read more

Sea Bright Mulls Noise Ordinance Revision

first_imgCouncilman Kevin Birdsall, who took office in January, said before the election that he was not in favor of a more restrictive noise law and that he was against the discussed noise ordinance that would limit noise levels after 10 p.m. “It’s always been a fun shore town and had the energy of outdoors,” he said.With a stricter noise law, “The police force would be doing nothing but noise complaints all summer,” he said. The town has a land mass of a little over 1 square mile, with 22 liquor licenses, according to Birdsall.In regard to complaints about loud talking on porches and yards, Birdsall worried “you could have one uncle who visits you for the weekend, he happens to talk very loud,” and a neighbor has filed a complaint. He feared the situation could pit people against each other like “the Hatfields and McCoys.”“You don’t want that,” he said. “Talk to your neighbors,” Birdsall counseled.Birdsall said he wanted to discuss proposals for the new regulations with Councilman Marc Leckstein, who had been researching changes to make to the ordinance. “I just like to get my two cents in,” he said.Verunni said the council was working towards having the new regulations in place for the summer when the majority of the complaints are made.“It’s not an easy problem to deal with,” he said.He said Belmar, Manasquan and Asbury Park had been facing the problem for years.Complaints about noise aren’t solely from individuals about individuals either. Excessive noise has played a large role in recent applications before the town’s Unified Planning Board. By Liz SheehanSEA BRIGHT – The Borough Council is working on changing the noise ordinance in the town but has not yet reached a consensus on what changes should be made.“It’s tough to find a good balance,” Borough Administrator Joseph Verruni said.When a complaint is made under the present ordinance, violations are determined by the police using decibel measuring devices. These devices can measure music and amplified voices, but they do not register non-amplified voices, Verruni said. Conversations are a frequent source of complaint – especially those of people who congregate around places where liquor is sold.Verruni said there is no general agreement among council members over what a new ordinance should contain. “We’re really in the formative process of what works best for our town,” he said.Complaints are not limited to gatherings at commercial establishments, he said. Some complaints have been made by residents who are unhappy overhearing the loud voices of neighbors on decks or porches late in the night.Under discussion, he said, is a change to the procedure of how complaints are handled. Residents would first call police and, if the police do not decide to file a violation of the ordinance, the resident “takes the next step.” That would mean, Verruni explained, the resident would take the case to municipal court.Some council members fear that would turn neighbor against neighbor in their small town, Verruni said.Also being discussed is what time the noise restrictions would go into effect and if they would be adjusted for weekends. Residents of the Nautilus, a condominium adjacent to Tommy’s Tavern + Tap are opposing granting the restaurant permission to place a bocce court and corn toss games behind the building, saying the noise generated by the games had been excessive.There have been several hearings on the application. A continued hearing on the application will be held in March.A resident tried to block an application to rebuild The Mad Hatter, destroyed by Super Storm Sandy, citing that the new building would generate more noise than the original. The board recently granted the restaurant permission to rebuild, but the matter is being appealed.last_img read more


first_imgBOB BAFFERT, GIMME DA LUTE, WINNER: “First time I ran him, I completely had forgotten that he was a Cal-bred . . . Somebody forgot to give me that memo, so here we are. We have different options with him. He’ll determine where we run next. He was working great. We’re looking for bigger and better things.” NOTES: The winning owners/breeders are Mike Pegram, Karl Watson and Paul Weitman. MIKE PEGRAM, PART OWNER/BREEDER, GIMME DA LUTE, WINNER: “Winning inCalifornia is always great, especially having a Cal-bred here. We bred Casino Gold in Kentucky and brought her to California specifically to be foaled here so we could run this colt as a Cal-bred. It’s always good when plans work like you hope, and the way he won today, I can’t wait for him to run again. But you never want to get ahead of yourself in this sport.” -30- JOCKEY QUOTESMARTIN GARCIA, GIMME DA LUTE, WINNER: “It was easy today. He’s been learning. The last two times he ran he was a baby. He’s still a baby but he’s more mature now and I was just cruising with him. When I asked him to go he just took off.”TRAINER QUOTESlast_img read more

49ers moved into two more prime-time slots vs. Packers, Rams

first_imgSANTA CLARA — Fresh off losing for the first time this season in a Monday night madhouse, the 49ers got assigned two more prime-time kickoffs at Levi’s Stadium in the coming weeks.— Their Nov. 24 game against the Green Bay Packers was flexed into NBC’s Sunday Night Football slot at 5:20 p.m., after originally scheduled for 1:25 p.m. on Fox. It replaces Seahawks-Eagles as the late game in Week 12.— Their Week 16 game against the Los Angeles Rams will take place on Saturday night, Dec. 21, at …last_img read more

Gift of the Givers: 25 years of philanthropy: Owen Williams

first_imgIn a series of five articles, we share stories from Gift of the Givers volunteers in their own words as the organisation marks its 25th year of serving humanity. We find out more from beekeeper, Owen Williams.Being involved with Gift of the Givers gives Owen Williams a sense of purpose. (Image: Owen Williams)Sulaiman PhilipSouth African humanitarian organisation Gift of the Givers, the largest African organisation of its kind, has brought aid and comfort to people in need in 43 countries.It has ongoing feeding programmes in South Africa, humanitarian missions in war-torn Syria and has helped to free South African hostages in Yemen and Mali. The group, founded and led by Dr Imtiaaz Sooliman, has helped to deliver water to drought stricken areas of South Africa and fed refugees in Somalia.William’s met Dr Sooliman while trying to rescue bee colonies that had survived the Knysna fires. (Image: Honeywood Farms)Owen Williams: BeekeeperI met Dr Sooliman for the first time on 15 June 2017 as Knysna was dealing with the fires that devastated the area. In hindsight it seemed that our paths were destined to cross.The day before, I got a phone call from Grant [Liversay, one of my partners in Honeychild Honey] asking how he coud help with protecting our hives. We had saved a few hives but the bees were starving; we needed to get sugar to make syrup to feed the surviving bees. We abhor artificial feeding, but it was either that or lose the colonies we had rescued.Despite his efforts – and Grant is not a man who understands the word no – we were only able to find a few broken bags of sugar from local supermarkets. Remember, the region had gone from extreme drought to a fire storm and back again. We were not the only beekeepers in dire straits.Grant had heard of this humanitarian organisation whose station was located in the mall. So he went up to them to ask if there was any chance they could spare a few bags of sugar. I can only imagine their thinking when faced with this manic, slightly built redhead asking for sugar. After explaining his need, Emily [Thomas], felt it was important enough to speak to Doc.I feel I should point out that Gift of the Givers was working around the clock but Doc wanted to know more about, as Grant said, “this bee story”. I don’t believe in co-incidence, but when the call came Meagan [Vermaas, William’s partner] was giving free therapeutic massages and I was delivering basic goods donated by the community.We met Doc, explained the need and how unique the Cape Honey bee was. Immediatley he wanted to know how Gift of the Givers could help, but he also wanted to see the bees. Back at Honeychild me, Meagan and Doc were all kitted out in beekeeping gear inspecting a colony I had rescued from the side of the N2.We pulled a frame from the hive, and right there in the middle of the comb was the queen. The sun was just beyond the apex and Doc’s face was lit up by the sun. I could see through the veil as he watched the queen and bees working. He looked so amazed and serene.Doc wanted to know how his organisation could help; he wanted to know our objectives. He suggested we set up an NPO – Hope for the Honeybee – and then Gift of the Givers donated R250,000. We ordered pollen substitute, bought sugar for syrup, collected data on losses, designed a strategy for feeding stations and contacted renowned bee scientists.From what I can tell, Hope for the Honeybee and the support from Gift of the Givers is a world first. In the middle of the kind of human suffering that we saw in Knysna, that they took the time to consider the plight of honey bees speaks to the aura of love and caring that surrounds them. I remember that look on Doc’s face when he was inspecting the hive, and my vision became clear. What we are doing is about the survival of the honeybee and benefits humankind as a whole. There are no personal agendas, just this aura that comes from giving.Through Hope for the Honeybee we are tools that spread the help that springs from Gift of the Givers. I read about the landslides in Freetown; hundreds have died. In the past I would have said a silent prayer. This time I found myself wondering if Gift of the Givers might be headed there and if there was a way I could go along.Williams joined the Gift of the Givers humanitarian mission in Knysna after meeting the team. (Image: Gift of the Givers)Read the next profile on Emily Thomas, who works in logitistics at Gift of the Givers.Our first profile was on medical co-ordinator, Dr YM Essack. Click here to read more.Ahmed Bham is the head of search and rescue. Read his story here.Orthopaedic surgeon, Dr Livan Meneses-Turino, shares his experience in Nepal, Haiti, and Palestine.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more