Yellow wind warning issued for Donegal

first_img Facebook Yellow wind warning issued for Donegal By News Highland – May 23, 2020 Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows WhatsApp Google+ Pinterest Twitter Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Homepage BannerNews Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Google+center_img Windy and showery today with fresh to strong and gusty westerly winds, and gales near northwest coasts.A status yellow wind warning has been issued for Co. Donegal.Met Eireann’s forecasting gusts of up to 90 kilometres per hour. The alert will run until 6 o’clock tonight.Overall cloudy with scattered heavy showers, and the risk of hail.More general rain will extend eastwards across the province this evening. Highest temperatures of 12 to 14 degrees Celsius. WhatsApp Previous articleGovernment working to try ease Covid restrictions for under-18sNext articleDiscussions ongoing about making quarantine mandatory News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Pinterest Facebook Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Community Enhancement Programme open for applications last_img read more

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Red Bank Seeking Funds for Basie Jazz Series

first_imgRED BANK—The borough’s Vision Committee, chaired by Councilwoman Juanita Lewis, has announced that, in honor of Red Bank-born William “Count” Basie, the group is planning a jazz series for the month of August.The group will be offering three free open-air jazz concerts on Friday, Aug. 10, 17 and 24 at various locations throughout Red Bank to celebrate the birthday month of “the Kid From Red Bank” and to pay homage to jazz music in the community that produced this musical legend, 365 days each year.The group is currently seeking sponsors to help fund this celebration of Count Basie’s contribution to music history not only in Red Bank, but all over the music world. Anyone interested in helping out should contact Lewis at 732-842-8673.last_img read more

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Learning To Ride At Highland Farm

first_imgStory and photos by Art Petrosemolo ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS – It’s early September at Highland Farm. Shannon Cunneff, the Farm’s manager and head instructor works with 9-year old Winter Tietjen and her new pony named Poker.From the other side of the outdoor riding ring, she offered encouragement to Winter.“Eyes up! Shoulders back! Shorten you reins, close your knees,” Cunneff said.Winter moved Poker from a walk to a trot and into a canter following her instructor’s urging and then confidently over two jumps, breaking into a big smile as she heard Cunneff’s generous praise.Highland Farm was buzzing on this Saturday as youngsters caught up on lessons at the start of the fall riding and show season, with Cunneff and instructor Grace Smith scheduled to work with several students. Close to 20 ponies and horses, some owned by the farm and many personally owned, call the Highland Farm home.Highland’s riding facility includes grooming stalls, a tack room, feed and laundry room and an indoor wash stall with heat lamps plus large indoor and outdoor riding rings with jumps. It’s all part of a 70-acre tract with paddocks, fields, ponds and riding trails in the midst of Monmouth County, not far from Sandy Hook Bay.Winter Tietjen and Poker under the watchful eye of Shannon Cunneff.Instructors Cunneff and Smith have ridden and competed on show ponies and horses since they were children and relate to the pre-teens and teens under their care. They take riding seriously and help both novices and experienced young riders hone their skills. Along with years of experience, Cunneff is is certified through the United States Hunter Jumper Association as a professional trainer.Private lessons last about 30 minutes but students don’t just mount and ride. They are taught to tack their mounts (saddle and bridle their equine partner), under the watchful eye of an instructor and do so before every lesson prior to heading to the ring. Working with their pony teaches responsibility and helps create a strong bond between horse and rider, the instructors say.Cunneff and Smith give upwards of 50 lessons a week and coach their students at shows usually on Sundays in New Jersey and as far away as Florida and Vermont. Spring and fall are the busiest at Highland Farm, as it offers the best riding weather here at the Jersey shore.About half of the students are first-timers and some have family members who ride or who rode in the past. “Young girls outnumber the boys learning to ride,” Cunneff said, “and they gain great confidence in the process.”Youngsters start their riding adventure on a pony which is more “their size and much easier to control while you learn than mounting a big,1000-pound horse and being a long way from the ground,” she explained. Some riders stay with ponies throughout their riding and competition career. Highland Farm specializes in training its riders for hunter-jumper competition.Winter Tietjen gets saddle and tact in preparation for her riding less at Highland Farm.Many children get their first introduction to riding in one of Highland Farm’s several summer camps. “We can put a child on a pony at age six or seven,” Cunneff said, “although we have had five year olds who wanted to get on their first pony and take lessons.”Learning to care for the ponies they ride adds to the riding experience, the instructors believe. “We want to see a bond between horse and rider,” Cunneff said, and that comes with learning to tack the horse, walk it, and brush it down as part of their time here at the Farm. The bond happens quickly,” Cunneff smiled, “and it isn’t long before our serious students are talking to their parents about having their own pony.”Cunneff and Smith said learning to ride and competing in shows helps youngsters think and focus, and being responsible for a pony helps them mature. “Our kids compete in lots of shows,” Cunneff said, “and winning ribbons is fun and something we celebrate but not something we focus exclusively on. We encourage students ‘to ride for the ride and not for the ribbon’ and enjoy the experience.”The instructors and parents said that students develop very strong friendships with fellow riders at Highland Farm. “With a common focus and goals, there is very little pettiness here, all agree. The kids become friends and stay friends,” Cunneff stressed.Along with lessons, Cunneff overseas the care of the horses including visits from the veterinarian, farrier and equine dentist. A staff of grooms and stable hands works with her to keep equine residents happy, fit and healthy, and the facility a showplace for riders, their parents and visitors.“I’ve been riding since I was as old as my students,” Cunneff said, “and truly enjoy passing along the skills I’ve learned. I take great pride in watching these young riders progress. It’s a terrific career and I enjoy coming to work every day.” Cunneff smiled, as she turned and reminded Winter to keep her shoulders back as Poker glided over the fences a second time.last_img read more

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Wildcats look to build confidence as squad host Kootenay Volleyball Classic — Crowe Hawks, LVR Bombers also in the mix

first_imgThe Mount Sentinel Wildcats finished third overall at the Immaculata Invitational High School Girl’s Volleyball Tournament Saturday in Kelowna.“We played lot (of volleyball) competed with all the teams,” said varsity girl’s coach Joe Moreira.“Our confidence still waivers at times and I suspect that it is attributed to playing without 12’s (nine players  — six Grade 11’s and three Grade 9’s).”Host Immaculata won the tournament. The Kelowna-based school is ranked second in the recent B.C. High School A Girl’s Volleyball poll.Mount Sentinel is unranked.The Wildcats have a great opportunity to get the ball flying in the right direction when the South Slocan school hosts the annual Kootenay Volleyball Classic beginning Friday at Mount Sentinel gymnasium.The tournament includes to zone rivals, Fernie and Elkford.“We hosting a number of teams this weekend we need to beat to get to provincials in Prince George,” Moreira confessed. “Both (Fernie and Elkford) have most of their player returning from last year.”Also included in the mix are Prince Charles Comets of Creston, J. Lloyd Crowe Hawks of Trail, Immaculata, L.V. Rogers Bombers and A.L Fortune of Enderby.Teams play a round robin in their respective four-team pools before crossing over into the playoff round.The final goes at 3 p.m. Saturday at Mount Sentinel [email protected]last_img read more

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Fishing the North Coast: Fall kings yet to show on the Klamath

first_imgThe fall run of Klamath River Chinook has yet to really take off, which is a little unusual heading into the third week of August. There’s been flurries of fish moving in the estuary, but not many are choosing to head upriver as of yet. Reportedly, the commercial boats have been seeing lots of salmon offshore of the Klamath mouth. It should be just a matter of time before they decide to make their way upriver in big numbers. According to Dan Troxel, an Environmental Scientist on the Klamath …last_img read more

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Lawsuits Target Glyphosate in Canada

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Todd NeeleyDTN Staff ReporterOMAHA (DTN) — Bayer’s legal battle on glyphosate has headed north of the border as class-action lawsuits alleging the use of Roundup causes cancer, have been launched in Canada.The latest was filed on May 24 in Quebec, where dairy farmer Liliane Paquette is seeking $10 million in damages. The lawsuit said she was diagnosed with stage-four chronic lymphocytic leukemia, a type of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, in 2005. Paquette is the first plaintiff in the new lawsuit that alleges exposure to glyphosate, although she didn’t spray the product.In November 2018, Saskatchewan farmer Garry Gadd filed a class-action suit alleging the use of Roundup led to his non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2014. CBC/ Radio Canada reported fewer than 12 plaintiffs have joined the class action that includes people who have sprayed the product.Bayer, which purchased Monsanto, recently lost three similar lawsuits in the United States.Most recently a California jury awarded $2.055 billion in damages to a couple that has battled cancer after decades of using the product. It’s the largest of three awards juries have handed out since Bayer acquired Monsanto last year.Both Canadian class actions allege the company knew about the potential dangers of glyphosate and didn’t take the proper actions to inform and protect the public.The latest lawsuit said Paquette was exposed to Roundup while living and working on her dairy from 1997 to 2005.“Although the Plaintiff did not apply Roundup to the fields (the plaintiff’s ex-boyfriend applied the Roundup), in her work on the farm, the plaintiff frequently handled Roundup and/or came into physical contact with crops that had been sprayed with Roundup,” the lawsuit said.“The plaintiff was also exposed to Roundup by living on the farm. The fields surrounding the farmhouse were sprayed with Roundup. When the windows of the farmhouse were open, the plaintiff would frequently breathe in Roundup.“In all of the circumstances of this case, the defendants applied callous and reckless disregard for the health and safety of the plaintiff. The defendants regularly risked the lives of those who used and/or were exposed to their Roundup products, including the plaintiff, with full knowledge of the dangers of these products.”HEALTH CANADA APPROVALIn January 2019, Health Canada completed a regulatory review of glyphosate. The agency concluded glyphosate was unlikely to pose a human cancer risk.In a statement to DTN, Bayer Canada said it continues to stand behind its product.“While we have great sympathy for the plaintiffs, glyphosate-based herbicides are not the cause of their illnesses and we will vigorously defend our products,” the company said.“Glyphosate has been extensively studied globally by scientists and regulators, and results from this research confirm it is not carcinogenic. We firmly stand behind the safety of glyphosate-based products and as a company devoted to life sciences, assure Canadians that their health and the environment are our top priority.”Agricultural crops genetically engineered to withstand glyphosate have greatly expanded the use of the chemistry since 1996. Glyphosate also is used in forestry, urban, lawn and garden applications. Bayer also had glyphosate in its portfolio before acquiring Monsanto.That broad use has drawn worldwide attention to the herbicide and its safety.Though glyphosate was developed by Monsanto, it is off patent and sold by many agriculture companies as one of the most widely used herbicides in the world. It came to market in 1974 under Monsanto’s Roundup label for control of perennial and annual weeds in non-crop and industrial areas.ROUNDUP EXPOSUREIn his lawsuit, Gadd said he was exposed to glyphosate while spraying Roundup with a 400-gallon tank and 40-foot boom. “Mist from the sprayer would get on Gadd as he sprayed which would be common for the class,” the lawsuit said.Similar to Paquette’s lawsuit, Gadd’s action alleges the company was negligent by not taking “reasonable care” in formulating, manufacturing and testing Roundup. In addition, Gadd alleges the company didn’t promote safe handling, continue to conduct ongoing tests and didn’t communicate health risks associated with Roundup.In her lawsuit, Paquette alleges the company was not forthcoming about the science related to glyphosate, and alleges Monsanto relied on ghostwritten studies.“In order to convince consumers, farmers, businesses, and government agencies everywhere that Roundup is safe, the defendants have also relied on ghostwritten studies,” the lawsuit said.“Since 2000, the defendants have ghostwritten and/or published multiple studies through companies such as Exponent, Inc. and the Canadian firm Intertek Group PLC, minimizing any safety concerns related to Roundup and its active ingredient, glyphosate. These studies were submitted to and relied upon by the public and government agencies, including the (Health Canada) agency, in assessing the safety of Roundup and glyphosate. Through these ghostwritten studies, the defendants have fraudulently represented that independent experts have concluded that Roundup and glyphosate are safe.“The defendants have known for decades that they are falsely proclaiming the safety of Roundup and glyphosate. Despite the defendants’ ability and means to investigate, study, and test their Roundup products and to provide adequate warnings of the risks associated with them, the defendants have failed to do so.”The Paquette lawsuit attempts to create a class that includes residents of Quebec who were diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma after having used and/or been exposed to Roundup starting in 1976.Todd Neeley can be reached at [email protected] him on Twitter @toddneeleyDTN(SK/CZ/ES)© Copyright 2019 DTN/The Progressive Farmer. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Blackwater junks KIA

first_imgView comments “I expected a bounce-back, but not like this. I am mildly surprised,” Isaac said after the rout. “While reviewing the tape [of our last game], I noticed that we lacked the energy and I asked the players to play with energy tonight.“I got that from them from both ends of the floor,” he went on. “I told them after the game that if we play with the same kind of energy, who knows how far that will take us in our last three games.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingGlobalPort snapped TNT KaTropa’s two-game winning streak with a 119-112 victory later in the night, climbing to a level 3-3 card in the process.Stanley Pringle scored 30 points and had eight rebounds and import Murphey Holloway had 24 and 17 as the Batang Pier dealt the Texters their third loss in seven games. The Elite established franchise marks in points scored in a quarter, 40 to open up against the Picanto, and 70 in a half, for a 39-point lead going into the third as Blackwater rebounded from a 117-96 loss to TNT KaTropa to rise to a level 4-4 card and stay in the playoff hunt.“We are very positive of our playoff chances,” Isaac said. “We will face whatever challenges are in front of us in our last three games. The team is ready.”Chris Ellis and Dave Marcelo, Blackwater’s new acquisitions from Barangay Ginebra in a trade completed on Thursday, did not see action yet.Isaac said that he asked Ellis and Marcelo to report for practice on Monday and the duo, who enjoyed respectable playing time while with defending champion Barangay Ginebra, will have to earn their minutes with the team.Ellis and Marcelo will have some form of motivation with the Elite’s next game slated against the Gin Kings on Friday.ADVERTISEMENT Biggest Pogo service provider padlocked for tax evasion NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul LATEST STORIES ANTIPOLO—Coach Leo Isaac was looking for a bounce-back from his Blackwater crew and got something he didn’t really expect.Two days after losing horribly, and a day after making a blockbuster trade, the Elite flaunted their best form yet and dealt KIA Picanto an ugly beating, 118-97, Friday night that enhanced their playoff chances in the PBA Governors’ Cup at Ynares Center here.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Profitable, yes; never again, please! Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his sidecenter_img Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters But the old reliables were there for Isaac, with import Henry Walker shooting 25 points, grabbing 11 rebounds and issuing seven assists in just over 36 minutes as Isaac found the luxury of giving the NBA veteran some rest with the lopsided outcome.JP Erram had 16 points and 14 rebounds, and Mike DiGregorio started out at the point to finish with 16 after making all of his five attempts from beyond trifectaville.KIA, meanwhile, all but bowed out after taking its eighth straight loss even after parading a new import in Geron Marquis Johnson, who scored 28 points but had nine of the Picanto’s 19 turnovers.Meanwhile, San Miguel Beer parades new import Terik Bridgeman against slumping Alaska in a Petron Saturday Special Game at 5 p.m. at AUF Sports Arena and Cultural Center in Angeles City.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

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Sadio Mane facing six weeks out with hamstring injury picked on international duty

first_imgLiverpool striker Sadio Mane is facing up to six weeks out of action after picking up a hamstring injury on international duty with Senegal, the Premier League club said on Tuesday.Mane was taken off with a minute remaining in Senegal’s 2-0 World Cup qualifying win over Cape Verde Islands on Saturday.Liverpool said the injury “could keep him out of action for up to six weeks” starting with Saturday’s league game against arch-rivals Manchester United at Anfield.Mane has scored three goals in five Premier League appearances this season and has just returned from a three-match suspension.The speedy forward picked up a red card during the 5-0 loss to Manchester City last month but was back in the starting line-up for the 1-1 draw at Newcastle before the international break.last_img read more

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22 days agoBellerin says Arsenal ‘hungry’ to improve after thrashing Standard Liege

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Bellerin says Arsenal ‘hungry’ to improve after thrashing Standard Liegeby Freddie Taylor22 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveHector Bellerin says Arsenal are “hungry” to improve after a resounding 4-0 win over Standard Liege on Thursday.18-year-old Gabriel Martinelli scored twice and set-up another as Unai Emery’s side stamped their dominance making it two wins from two in the Europa League.”The team had a great performance. It’s a very important win for us,” said Bellerin.”We played 100% and wanted to get more goals. “We wanted to press, the team is hungry, the team wants to win and wants to improve and I am very pleased for the boys.” last_img read more

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DeMarcus Cousins Just Epically Trolled Fox Sports’ Clay Travis

first_imgJohn Calipari gives instructions to DeMarcus Cousins.LEXINGTON, KY – FEBRUARY 13: John Calipari the Head Coach of the Kentucky Wilcats talks with DeMarcus Cousins #15 during the SEC game against the Tennessee Volunteers on February 13, 2010 at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)Update: Giving credit where credit is due. Travis had a fantastic response to Cousins’ post – he’s going to donate $5,000 to the charity of the NBA star’s choice. Good on him for turning this into a positive [email protected] Funny and well played. $5k to your charity of choice. Let me know where to send it.— Clay Travis (@ClayTravisBGID) January 30, 2015Earlier: Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins, one of the best players in the NBA, can certainly lose his cool from time to time on the court. But off the court, his record is as clean as it gets. That comes as a surprise to at least one reporter – Fox Sports’ Clay Travis – who predicted five years ago that Cousins was going to be arrested at least once by now. Friday, Cousins took to Instagram to post a screenshot of Travis’ 2010 claim – which came after Kentucky beat Vanderbilt back during Cousins’ only year in Lexington. Cousins wants his followers to let Travis know how wrong he wound up being.Well played, DeMarcus. We have a feeling that a lot of people in both Lexington and Sacramento are going to let Travis know what they think about his prediction.last_img read more

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