Men’s Sheds groups across Donegal to receive over €31,000

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – July 27, 2018 Twitter DL Debate – 24/05/21 WhatsApp Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Homepage BannerNews Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Twitter Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmecenter_img Facebook Pinterest Previous articleRainfall warning issued for DonegalNext articleAn Post confirms imminent closure of Churchill Post Office News Highland Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Over €31,000 has been allocated for 22 Men’s Sheds groups across Donegal.The funding is being provided by the Department of Rural and Community Development and will be delivered to groups across the county through the Local Community Development Committee for the purchasing of equipment to carry out minor works.Government Chief Whip Minister Joe McHugh is urging groups to submit their applications before the August 31st deadline. Google+ WhatsApp Pinterest Google+ Men’s Sheds groups across Donegal to receive over €31,000last_img read more

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Analysts say lower export prices a threat to Illinois Basin coal producers

first_imgAnalysts say lower export prices a threat to Illinois Basin coal producers FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享S&P Global Market Intelligence ($):A combination of increased production, declining domestic demand and lower seaborne pricing is creating conditions in the Illinois Basin that might force mine closures or consolidation. Two analysts said the basin is already oversupplied, while others are hesitant to use that label yet.Several coal miners in the region announced increased output guidance or additional production during fourth-quarter 2018 earnings calls, which spurred some concern among observers who worry there will be more tonnage and fewer places for producers to sell it.Peabody President and CEO Glenn Kellow said on a Feb. 6 earnings call that the company will scale back some operations because pricing in the Illinois Basin is “not at a level that provides a clear return of that cost of capital.”John Hanou, president of Hanou Energy Consulting, agreed that the basin is oversupplied and there could be some consolidation as a result. “Coal miners are their own worst enemy,” Hanou said. “If they can expand production at a relatively low cost, that’s what they do.”Seaport Global Securities LLC analysts Mark Levin and Nathan Martin wrote in a March 20 report that while they think it is early to say the basin could be oversupplied in 2020, “we believe investors should at least be thinking about the possibility.” If lower export prices persist, that could make it “very challenging for Illinois Basin exports to maintain their lofty levels.”While the basin performed well in 2018 and looks poised to do pretty well this year, its success will depend largely on exports, Hanou said. Illinois Basin producers can compete when API2 prices are around $70 to $75, but once the price drops below $70, it becomes more difficult, even for the lower-cost miners. The price has recently fallen below $70. “Historically, if you look at the Illinois Basin and the exports, they’re highly cyclical,” Hanou said. “If the exports really drop this year and more likely next year, that’s going to create more supply into the domestic market.”More ($): As export prices fall, observers worry about coal oversupply in Illinois Basinlast_img read more

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Argonauts Sweep Conference Player of the Week Awards

first_img Share Argonauts Sweep Conference Player of the Week Awards May 1, 2007BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – After clinching the Gulf South Conference East Division number two seed last weekend, two West Florida players were honored for their success. Senior Valerie Staub (East Brunswick, N.J./Wallace-Dothan CC) was named the GSC East Division Player of the Week, while junior Taren Walton (Pensacola, Fla./Pine Forest HS) earned GSC East Division Pitcher of the Week accolades. It is the first career player of the week award for both players.Staub is the second Argonaut in the last three weeks to earn player of the week honors. Whitney Gay (Cantonment, Fla./Tate HS) was named player of the week on Apr. 17. In West Florida’s six games against North Alabama and 10th ranked Alabama-Huntsville last weekend, Staub batted .389 with seven RBI. Staub clubbed a three-run, first inning home run in the Argonauts 5-3 win over North Alabama on Saturday. The following day, she hit a first inning, two-run double to help West Florida clinch a GSC Tournament berth in a 6-4 win over Alabama-Huntsville. Staub is currently on a seven-game hitting streak.Walton won three of the Argonauts five games last weekend. In two starts against North Alabama, Walton limited to Lions to one run (not earned) on eight hits with eight strikeouts. She was also the winning pitcher in Sunday’s second game against Alabama-Huntsville after only permitting one run on six hits with three strikeouts. Walton has won her last six starts and has only allowed one earned run in her last 35 innings pitched as a starter.GSC East Division second-seed West Florida (34-23) will open GSC Tournament play on Friday at 11:45 a.m. CST against GSC West Division third-seed Henderson State (26-13). Follow all of the tournament action with a live broadcast and “live stats” on the softball page of www.goargos.comPrint Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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J.R. Smith, Dion Waiters find an easy early fit with the Lakers in the NBA ‘Bubble’

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. >> There’s chemistry that players talk about, and there’s chemistry that they show.It seemed telling that J.R. Smith, a Laker for all of three weeks, found himself video-bombed during a Friday afternoon interview with media by a masked JaVale McGee.“That’s my boy right here,” Smith said, as McGee cackled alongside him.In his short time as a Laker, the 34-year-old has made a lot of headway to ingratiate himself to teammates. From colorful Instagram videos of reading menus during the quarantine, to a round of golf with Alex Caruso — Smith has seemed to several teammates like one of the most upbeat players in the NBA Restart. Both Smith and Waiters are well-connected NBA vets, so coming back to the bubble has been as much a reunion as a business trip. Smith listed off connections from his past, like childhood friends Kyle Lowry and Marvin Williams. Checking on old friends in person (albeit from a distance) has been something he values even more after grappling with feelings of depression when he was out of the league.But the bonds he will form with his current teammates could be the most important. And for Smith, it sure seems like he’s relishing the opportunity.“So many people don’t really take advantage of those friendships that you gain throughout the journey in life,” he said. “I’ve built some unbelievable friendships from basketball. For me it’s just easier to throw myself into my teammates and people I see every day, just because I want to show I’m invested in them, and I would hope they’re invested in me.” Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersThat seems to have everything to do with the opportunity he and Dion Waiters are getting to join a championship contender on the very, very back end of the season. Neither guard was playing much earlier this year — in the case of Smith, he hasn’t played an NBA minute since 2018. Simply being back in a practice environment, albeit a highly unusual one with many challenges given the restrictive nature of the Disney campus, has brought Smith a daily levity.“Being around a bunch of guys who love to win, love to have fun in a practice atmosphere. Being around the trainers and coaches … I know how to be me,” Smith said, “And I’m very comfortable. And it felt so good to get back to that.”The recent hits to the Lakers’ backcourt depth mean that Smith and Waiters aren’t just end-of-the-bench warmers: They’re likely to be real contributors, especially as Rajon Rondo begins a six-to-eight-week recovery process from thumb surgery. Both Smith and Waiters have experienced off-court drama in the last few seasons that have grabbed headlines and sometimes overshadowed their actual on-court contributions. But Vogel said in practice for the last week, their energy for basketball has sparked some intensity as the Lakers work their way back to competitive shape.“They both bring toughness and swag — those guys are killers,” Vogel said. “They go after it with great competitive spirit and they have the talent to back it up and be highly productive on the court. They’ve proven that throughout their careers.” Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed center_img How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions Smith’s background with LeBron James is arguably the factor that has helped him blend the most. His years in Cleveland were the winningest seasons of his career. But he’s also seen an evolution in James, who notably grated at times with teammates like Kyrie Irving, or coaches like David Blatt. And the change Smith sees could help the Lakers stay grounded during the restart.“I think he’s more relatable and easier to get along with,” Smith said. “Before he was always so focused on his drive and winning and stuff like that, but I feel like … that side of it is kind of off his shoulders, and he can just be him. He don’t have sit up and try and orchestrate the offense or the defense, or what somebody did wrong. He’ll let the coaches do their job, and I think that’s a true testament to him growing.”The odd connection between the most recently acquired Lakers is that they were both pieces in a critical trade during the 2014-15 season that sent Smith to Cleveland and Waiters off to Oklahoma City. But Waiters said Friday that’s not really on his mind — and Smith playfully cautioned a reporter who asked, “Stop trying to start (expletive).”Waiters would have gotten out onto the court earlier if not for the hiatus: He was just a game or two away from playing for the Lakers after being signed in March, he said. In the four months, he worked out, many of those hours in his garage gym. Waiters, who some teammates have taken to calling “Bubble Cheese” in compound nod to the Disney campus and Waiter’s “Philly Cheese” nickname, is the player mostly likely to receive minutes that would have otherwise gone to Rondo.“I’ve been there before, I’ve been in this position plenty of times,” he said. “I think I’m ready. Just continue to keep working, continue to get familiar with the sets and things like that. But at the end of the day it’s just still basketball. I’ve been doing that my whole life. So just being ready when my number’s called, just going out there and trying to impact the game.”Related Articleslast_img read more

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Alex Ferguson ‘showing signs of recovery’ after haemorrhage

first_img— SPORF (@Sporf) May 6, 2018“The whole football world is incredible but outside of that as well, from all corners of the globe and different walks of life, people have shown their support,” he told MUTV.“That’s the effect he had on people. It was the effect he had on everyone. He means a lot to me, as he does to this club.“We were all praying for him and thinking of him, Cathy and the family. It’s a tough time for everyone but I’m thinking positive and hoping he will pull through.”– Giggs tribute –Wales manager Ryan Giggs, who was part of all of Ferguson’s 13 Premier League title-winning teams after being given his debut as a 17-year-old in 1991, told the BBC: “I know the operation has been a success — but he is a fighter and that is what makes me think he will be able to make a recovery.“Now is the time to pray and hope he can make a full recovery. He has been the biggest influence in my career, both on and off the pitch.”Share on: WhatsApp Pages: 1 2 ARCHIVE PHOTO: Alex FergusonLondon, United Kingdom | AFP | Former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson was sitting up and talking to his family, reports said Tuesday, as he recovers from emergency surgery following a brain haemorrhage.The 76-year-old, who suffered the haemorrhage on Saturday, remains in intensive care and there has been no official update on his condition from the Premier League club.But Britain’s Mail Online said the Scot, who retired in 2013, was out of a coma and showing promising early signs of recovery.“Surgery went very well and the 76-year-old’s response to treatment has given encouragement and cautious optimism to those close to him,” the report said.“However, they recognise it will still be a slow road to full recovery as he continues to be assessed.”“The prognosis is good and his closest friends in football are being kept abreast of any developments,” a source told The Sun newspaper.One of the greatest managers in football history, Ferguson won 38 trophies in more than 26 years in charge of United, including 13 Premier League titles and the Champions League twice.Support has flooded in from the football world and from those outside the game and United midfielder Michael Carrick said that the response shows the esteem in which his former boss is held.CLASS: @ManCity fans with a message for former @ManUtd manager Sir Alex Ferguson. ?Football united. ? pic.twitter.com/r3ZjGIzVPnlast_img read more

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Wind power project gets OK

first_imgA project to bring more electricity generated by windmills to Southern California was approved last week by the state Public Utilities Commission despite objections from residents in northern Los Angeles County. The first segment of Southern California Edison’s Tehachapi transmission project must still get final approval from the U.S. Forest Service. The Tehachapi project would upgrade high-voltage transmission lines capable of delivering 4,500 megawatts of electricity from wind farms in northern Los Angeles and eastern Kern counties. In October, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors supported Leona Valley and Agua Dulce presidents in fighting the proposed high-voltage transmission line through their communities, urging Edison to keep it away from homes. In Santa Clarita, the city also asked for modifications. Edison already had agreed to shift the lines to avoid homes west of Rosamond and in the new Ritter Ranch and Anaverde master-plan communities in the Antelope Valley. The project is to be built in 11 segments to coincide with the development of wind farms. The first segment would include construction of a 26-mile, 500-kilovolt transmission line connecting Edison’s Antelope substation in Lancaster with the utility’s Pardee substation in Santa Clarita. The line is expected to be operational in early 2009. 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

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Meet Miss Teen TCI contestants

first_imgAmber Hall – 19 year old Amber Hall will be representing Providenciales; her platform is to promote and expand art in the community and schools in TCI. Amber says she joined the Miss Teen TCI pageant to gain experience, increase her knowledge and to build her self confidence and self esteem. Arielle NeelyArielle is 16 years old and will be representing North Caicos. Arielle says she joined the pageant to meet new friends and learn more about herself. Arielle’s platform is aimed at helping young ladies by promoting self love and self confidence. Gessica Williams15 year old Gessica Williams will be representing Middle Caicos in the Miss Teen TCI pageant; her platform aims to shed light on illegal drugs and how it affects the community. Gessica says she always knew that she would be a pageant girl, which is her main reason for joining the competition.Later we feature the final two contestants of Miss Teen TCI 2015-2016 – Leanndra Pratt and Shanise Laurant. Related Items:Miss teen tci Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Results in for 2nd Miss Teen TCI; called a close contestcenter_img Busy holiday weekend Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 25 Sept 2015 – The countdown is on now to coronation day for the ‘fierce five,’ after a showcase in float parade and at the Island Fish Fry on Thursday evening. Today, the teens will have their preliminary interviews and the final competition and crowning is set for Saturday at Brayton Hall. Let’s meet three of the contestants; Amber Hall, Arielle Neely and Gessica Williams. Teen TCI Pageant this weekend; events start at Fish Frylast_img read more

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For the youth by the youth

first_imgThis one is a must for the theatre lovers. The Yuva Natya Utsav 2014, organised by the Sahitya Kala Parishad and the Department of Art, Culture and Languages, Government of Delhi, is all set to take over the Capital stage.Kicking off from 10 February, Delhi will witness a host of plays written and directed by the youth staged every day at Sri Ram Center for Art and Culture, Mandi House. The first day hosts the play Mahabhoj, directed by Tariq Hameed  and written by Mannu Bhandari. Day two has Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Kaal Kothari, directed by-Atul Satya Kaushik and written by Swadesh Deepak. 12 February has Surya Ki Antim Kiran Se Surya Ki Pehli Kiran Tak directed by Raj Narayan Dixit and written by Surendra Verma.Swapanvasdatta, directed By Ramji Bali and written by Mahakavi Bhaas will be staged on 13 February. 14 February has Ek Kanth Vishpaayi, directed by Rajesh Tiwari and written by Dushyant Kumar and 15 February has Sabse Udaas Kavita, directed by Mritunjay Prabhakar and written by Swadesh Deepak. The last day will witness Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixHanush, directed by Himansu B. Joshi  and written by Bhishm Sahni.The entry for all these plays are free, so make sure you head over on time. The plays are scheduled for 6:30 pm every evening.Sahitya Kala Parishad, the cultural wing of the Government of NCT of Delhi was setup in 1968 for the promotion and propagation of Art and Culture in Delhi. The Chief Minister of Govt. of NCT of Delhi is the Chairperson of the Sahitya Kala Parishad.As one of the most interactive department of the Delhi Government, Sahitya Kala Parishad for the past three decades and more has been carrying out its mandate with full vigor and dedication. The Parishad has, on one hand, revived and projected the age old, time tested traditions of the country and on the other hand, it has tried to encourage and provide platform to the new and innovative trends in plastic and performing arts which represent our lives and times. Parishad’s programmes are, at the same time, deep rooted in traditions and also branching out towards open skies crossing the boundaries of caste, creed, color and geographic limits. Its projects and programmes concentrate more on youth, women and weaker sections of society.WHEN: 10 to 16 February, 6:30 pm onwardsWHERE: Sri Ram Center for Art and Culturelast_img read more

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Punjab scientist finds new tech for DNA amplification

first_imgExploring the role of a parallel DNA in a living cell, a scientist from Punjab has claimed to have developed a new technique for its amplification, saying that the research will help to find better remedial solution for Cancer, TB, AIDS and other fatal diseases.This is a development for new “Parallel DNA Polymerase Chain Reaction (PD-PCR)” for two different products from a DNA template, Dr Vikash Bhardwaj said.“This technology has allowed life scientists to advance their understanding of various phenomena occurring in a living cell,” he said. The findings were published in the F1000 Research journal, UK. Also Read – Need to understand why law graduate’s natural choice is not legal profession: CJIBhardwaj said that “it has already had a major impact on life science and is a well-recognised tool in forensic sciences. It is also being widely used to study various diseases including Cancer, TB, AIDS”.In a conventional PCR, DNA is amplified millions of times as it is in original form. However, going further, Dr Bhardwaj of a private university in Punjab, has researched on DNA and developed a new PD-PCR technique which claims synthesis of a new DNA having polarity opposite to the template used.last_img read more

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