Over €100,000 allocated to sports groups across Donegal

first_img DL Debate – 24/05/21 Facebook Google+ Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Facebook WhatsApp WhatsApp Over €100,000 allocated to sports groups across Donegal Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twitter Twitter Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmecenter_img Pinterest Pinterest Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Over €100,000 has been allocated to sports groups across Donegal.The funding for Local Sports Partnerships will go towards promoting sport and physical activity among people with disabilities, disadvantaged communities and people who are educationally disadvantaged.Meanwhile, Scoil Naomh Padraig in Drumfires has secured funding for new special needs classrooms from the Department of Education.€40,000 of funding from the Dormant Accounts Fund will be channelled through Local Sports Partnerships into specialist sports hubs in Stranorlar, Killybegs, Ballyshannon and €20,000 for Maghery.€15,000 has been earmarked to support people who volunteer in disadvantaged communities or help people with disabilities to coach, referee or work as a community leader.Finally, €30,000 will provide for people from disadvantaged communities through Urban Outdoor Adventure Hubs.Meanhwile, two new Special Education classrooms are to be built at Scoil Naomh Padraig, Drumfires by funding allocated by the Department of Education under the Additional Accomodation programme. Homepage BannerNews Previous article€500,000 in extra funding announced for WDCNext articleMLA hits out at major cake bill by civil servants News Highland By News Highland – December 11, 2018 last_img read more

UWF Men’s Golf Wins The McLaughlin Invitational at St. John’s

first_img Share Sept. 22, 2007 Final Stats  FARMINGDALE, NY – The West Florida Men’s Golf team out-shot 17 teams (mostly Division I) to prove that they are one of the top teams in the country. The Argos went into the third round tied with St. John’s and pulled out a two stroke team victory, as Tobias Rosendahl tied St. John’s Mike Ballo Jr. with the best score (-4) in round three. Rosendahl’s final round of 66, put him in second place overall behind teammate Kyle Scott. Scott shot a -2 on the final round (68) to out perform St. John’s second best scorer to help seal the victory.Head Coach Steve Fell was very pleased as he discussed the tournament. “This was a great tournament to play. The course, especially the Greens, was in great shape. The team played really well, and hopefully this is the start of many more wins. This was a good team effort (all five guys). It was the first Collegiate tournament for Tobias (Rosendahl) and he performed very well. This was our second straight tournament that was predominately D-I, and the first tournament (The Hartford in Boston, Mass.) we were short handed and still finished 6th. Our next two tournaments are D-II tournaments and that will help determine if we are one of the top teams in the nation. I really think we are, and there is a chance that this team could be the best I have ever had.”Scott ended the tournament at 10 under par with rounds of 67, 65, and 68. His second round 65 (-5) was the best round of any player in the tournament, and his first round of 67 was the best score of over the first 18 holes. Coach Fell added, “Kyle (Scott) played well, we have three great Freshmen on the team. I’m pretty excited (about our team) and I felt we had a good chance to win this tournament. My expectations for every tournament is to win. Sometimes that might be a little unrealistic, but I believe you have to keep your expectations high.”Overall, Federico Damus finished third best for the Argos and tied for ninth overall with a one over par 211. Matthew Galloway was fourth best finisher for UWF at 214. Kevin Cooper rounded out the scoring for the Argos with a 231.St. John’s was the team leader after round one, with a 4 stroke lead over the Argos. UWF shot four better than the Redstorm in round two, to send the two teams into the third and final round tied for the team lead. The strong third round play of Rosendahl and Scott helped the Argos win the prestigious tournament on the Red Course at Bethpage in Farmingdale, NY. The Argos were selected as a preseason top five team for Division II, and this performance with predominately Division I schools shows that UWF is among the top teams at any level. Print Friendly Version UWF Men’s Golf Wins The McLaughlin Invitational at St. John’slast_img read more

‘Daisy by Mail’ registration now open

first_imgBatesville, In. — “Daisy by Mail” is a program for girls from pre-k to the first grade to prepare them for the adventure of becoming a Girl Scout.The program uses Indiana Department of Education standards and addresses things like early literacy, basic handwriting, task focus and following directions. The cost is $25 and financial assistance is available.For more information email [email protected] or call 317-924-6890.last_img

Glenswilly GAA mourn loss of one of the club’s greatest

first_imgA dark cloud has descended on Donegal following the tragic death of Manus Kelly, aged 41. Tributes continue to pour in for the rally driver, Fianna Fáil councillor and businessman who died in a fatal accident at the Donegal International Rally on Sunday. A Glenswilly native, Mr Kelly is survived by his wife Bernie and five children.The community of Glenswilly has paid this touching tribute to the local legend: “A Son, a brother, an uncle, a husband, a father, a player, a manager, a sponsor, a gentleman, a friend, a cousin, a business man, a counsellor and the greatest sportsman and rally man ever to grace our parish community and the county of Donegal.“It’s with deepest regret and sadness that we have lost one our clubs greatest Manus Mandy Kelly.“We express our condolences to his beautiful wife Bernie, his 5 doting children Annie, Mandy, Charlie, Conan and wee Bella, his mammy and daddy Donal and Jacqueline and family Breigeen, Kelda, Ciara, Donal, Caolan, Leon, Teigharan and Shannagh, his best friend and co pilot Donal Barrett and his extended circle of family friends and colleagues.“There are no more wordsRIP ManusWe will miss you”  Glenswilly GAA mourn loss of one of the club’s greatest was last modified: June 25th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Trakpus hits walk-off, Arcata advances

first_imgMason Trakpus hit a walk-off sac-fly RBI in the bottom of the seventh inning which scored Xavier Finegan and the No. 2 seeded Arcata High baseball team fended off visiting No. 3 St. Patrick-St. Vincent, winning 5-4 in the semifinal round of the North Coast Section Division-IV playoffs Friday night at the Arcata Ball Park.Tied 4-4 heading into the bottom of the seventh Arcata needed just one run to get back to its first section championship game since 2016.SPSV’s Michael Dennis came into pitch …last_img

Geocaching country souvenir: the United States of America

first_imgWe announced five new Geocaching country souvenirs on Monday, December 10, 2018. If you have found a geocache in any of these countries, you automatically receive the souvenir on your profile. Check out all of the Geocaching souvenirs here.Share with your Friends:More USA Geocaching country souvenirThe United States of America — the birthplace of geocaching.At 3.8 million square miles (9.8 million km2) of diverse geography, the United States has the most ecoregions out of any country in the world, making it an amazing playground for geocaching.From the Atlantic seaboard, across the prairies of the Great Plains, to the Cascade mountain range in the Pacific Northwest, there are lots of unique geocaching adventures to discover.While it is true that the United States is home to some of the oldest active geocaches that are still around, such as the oldest Traditional, Multi-Cache, as well as the oldest still existing cache with a three-digit GC code, there are plenty of other amazing caching adventures waiting for you from sea to shining sea.Bridges & Arches of Central ParkMulti-Cache | GC17MX1 | by addisonbr | D 3 / T 2This geocache is an epic, 32-stage Multi-Cache that takes you on a journey through Central Park in New York City. Each stage focuses on the bridges and arches of the park which are beautifully crafted yet often overlooked. Central Park covers over 800 acres (3.237485km²) of greenery and recreation areas in the middle of Manhattan, so prepare for a long (but pleasant) walk.The Doctor Is In!Traditional | GC6YDR6 | by Doctor Dolittle (Ron) and djwhouse (Dave) | D 2.5 / T 1.5For this adventure, the TARDIS has touched down just north of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Its ordinary Yale lock has transformed into a memory puzzle consisting of four lights which blink in increasingly difficult patterns. Cachers who travel with the Doctor must repeat the patterns perfectly. Only then are they rewarded with flashing lights, the signature TARDIS parking brake groan, and doors that open to reveal the famed “bigger on the inside” interior.Mission 9: Tunnel of LightProject APE Cache | GC1169 | by Project APE (maintained by Moun10Bike) | D 1 / T3In 2001, fourteen geocaches were placed in conjunction with 20th Century Fox to support the movie Planet of the Apes. Mission 9: Tunnel of Light was one of those caches. Located about 60 miles (97km) east of Seattle, the container was placed by Geocaching HQ co-founder Jeremy Irish and the father of the geocoin, Moun10Bike. The cache was found more than 3,000 times, surviving minor disturbances for nearly 10 years. Sadly, after being muggled and going missing, Mission 9 was archived in June 2011. After it was found by dedicated local cachers in October 2016, Mission 9 was reactivated at the 8th annual Going Ape 2017 Mega-Event on August 19th. It is now one of just two active APE caches, along with Brazil’s Mission 4: Southern Bowl. SharePrint RelatedGeocachers make history at Geowoodstock 2018June 29, 2018In “News”Isla del Encanto: Puerto Rico — newest Geocaching souvenir!December 5, 2016In “News”Geocaching country souvenir: ChileDecember 10, 2018In “News”last_img read more

California’s Mistake Puts Spray Foam Insulation on the Bad List

first_imgRELATED ARTICLESSpray Foam Jobs With Lingering Odor ProblemsToxic and Non-Toxic HousesLawsuits Name Makers of Spray Foam InsulationDoes Spray Foam Insulation Out-Gas Poisonous Fumes?Concerns When Using Spray Foam in RetrofitsSmelly Fiberglass Batts Pharos Project: Sprayed Polyurethane Foams EPA: Spray Polyurethane FoamWhat You Need to Know About the Safe Use of Spray Polyurethane Foam Here’s how it works.Step 1The state puts together a list of “candidate chemicals.” The Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) website says there are about 1,200 chemicals on the list.Step 2The DTSC identifies products that use those chemicals and singles out any that they believe should be scrutinized further. These are called Priority Products. In March 2014, after six years of trying to implement Green Chemistry Initiative recommendation #5, they finally announced the first three Priority Products:Spray polyurethane foam (SPF) with unreacted diisocyanates;Children’s foam padded sleeping containing TDCP (a flame retardant);Paint and varnish strippers and surface cleaners with methylene chloride.The DTSC writes a Priority Product Profile for each one, giving the scientific reasoning behind its inclusion on the list.Step 3The “responsible entities” for a Priority Product must then do an Alternatives Analysis to see what they might be able to do to make their product safer.Step 4California then decides what regulations to impose on Priority Products.The acronym and initials soupI’ve already given three of them above, but there are plenty more acronyms and initials that you’re likely to run across when you start reading about this. Here are the main ones I’ve seen bandied about:DTSC – Department of Toxic Substances ControlSCP – Safer Consumer Products (Program)SPFA – Spray Polyurethane Foam AllianceACC – American Chemistry CouncilCC – Candidate ChemicalsPPP – Priority Product ProfileSPF – Spray polyurethane foamMDI – Methylene diisocyanateTDI – Toluene diisocyanateHDI – Hexamethylene diisocyanateAA – Alternatives AnalysisPPE – Personal protective equipmentThe DTSC mistake-festAt this point, California is still on Step 2. They’ve identified the first three Priority Products and written profiles on them. The one I’m interested in is spray polyurethane foam insulation, and the DTSC released the initial profile on March 13, 2014.I say “initial profile” because six months later they released a revised version of the SPF Priority Product Profile. And when I say revised, I mean seriously marked up and changed. Why? Because it was full of mistakes.The two biggest mistakes, which could be considered fatal flaws, are:The DTSC assumed that spray polyurethane foam contains two chemicals that aren’t in it. It has methylene diisocyanate (MDI), not hexamethylene diisocyanate (HDI) or toluene diisocyanate (TDI).Much of the documentation on health effects cited in the profile did not apply to SPF. As a result, their strong statements on the problems with SPF had to be toned way down.If you download and read the revised report, you’ll see what I mean. The 30-page report probably wouldn’t even be 20 pages with all the strikeouts removed.For example, where it used to say, “Diisocyanate exposures have been the leading attributable cause of work-related asthma” (emphasis added), it now says, “Diisocyanate exposures have been a leading attributable cause of work-related asthma” (emphasis added).But even the revised report is misleading. Take a look at the health studies they still cite and you’ll see that a lot of the documented negative health effects don’t apply to spray foam but to spray paint and spray-on truck bed liners: “Harmful or fatal incidents cited involved workers spray painting cars, applying spray-on truck bed liners, installing foam, and exposed to adhesives used in coal mining.”Is MDI a hazard?Are the unreacted diisocyanates in spray foam hazardous? Yes. No one questions that. The SPF industry, however, has gotten much better about not putting its workers at risk. Nearly all installers now wear appropriate personal protective equipment, including respirators with air pumped in from outdoors. Gone are the days when an installer would spend hours in an attic or crawl space with only a dust mask.I’ll write more about this issue in a future article, but the way I understand it, unreacted MDI is a short-term problem. Within 24 hours after spraying, there’s next to none of it left in the environment. The hazards of spray foam exist mainly during the installation and in the hours afterward.Paul Duffy of Icynene, at one of the DTSC workshops mentioned in the next section, cited a research study of freshly sprayed or recently cut SPF and said, “What we found in that work was we could not find unreacted isocyanates five minutes after spray. Five minutes.”The better question to ask, however, is: How much risk does spray foam present? Rick Duncan, PhD, PE, Technical Director of the Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance, told me that the California DTSC is reacting to hazard rather than risk. Yes, it’s a hazardous substance, but the risk has a short life and is well managed.The DTSC takes heatWhen the DTSC announced that spray foam was one of the first three Priority Products to be listed and released its profile report, the reaction was swift and strong. The DTSC held three public workshops to take comments on the Priority Product Profile of SPF. If you have time and want to dive in deeply, you can read the transcripts, available on the DTSC website:May 7, 2014 workshop transcript (pdf)May 28, 2014 workshop transcript (pdf)June 4, 2014 workshop transcript (pdf)The spray foam industry was well represented at these meetings and gave the DTSC crew, including Karl Palmer and Dr. Dennis Guo, a research scientist with the DTSC, an earful. Paul Duffy of Icynene has some great comments in the May 7 transcript.In addition, the industry trade association, the Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance (SPFA), and the American Chemistry Council (ACC) have weighed in. They’ve submitted documents and letters to the DTSC and have even asked to have SPF taken of the Priority Product list.I also received a copy of a letter that three California Assemblymen (Jim Patterson, Adam Gray, and Donald Wagner) sent to the director of the DTSC last December. In it, they wrote:“While ensuring that products created and sold for use in California are safe for consumer use is an important goal, the Department did not adhere strongly to its own statutory mandate and regulations regarding industry consultation and duplicative regulations in this process, and ultimately caused undue harm to the spray foam industry.”I wasn’t at those hearings but did get to attend Karl Palmer’s presentation at the SPFA conference in Albuquerque earlier this year. (That’s where I took the photo above.) In his presentation, he laid out the story, telling what’s happened so far, how we got here, and what the next steps are.“No, we’re not saying spray foam isn’t safe,” he said in response to a question during the talk. “We’ve made some mistakes and we’re learning.”Paul Duffy had some tough questions for him, too: “If you hadn’t made those mistakes with the initial analysis, would SPF still have been one of the top three?”Palmer never really answered the question.Spray foam contractor Gary Talbott said, “Those of us in the contracting business have suffered financially because of this. We’ve suffered a lot.”What next?As things stand now, the DTSC is keeping spray foam on the bad list. SPFA and others have asked them to remove it because of all the mistakes that led to spray foam being listed, but the DTSC seems to have backed itself into a corner and refuses to take what seems to be the most reasonable action.If they stick to their guns, the spray foam industry will have to complete an Alternatives Analysis. Dr. Duncan told me that this will cost a lot of money and is likely not to provide any worthwhile results.Also, the three California Assemblymen raised a good point about the Alternatives Analysis:“How can DTSC require alternatives analysis (AA) of adopted priority products while it is simultaneously conducting its pilot program and has not yet developed tool modules, AA guides, and training workshops for prioritized companies?”So for now, the battle appears to in a stalemate. Both sides are spending a lot of time and money on a process that in the end will most likely be seen as useless.Except maybe for those who are opposed to all use of foam insulation. They’ll probably latch onto spray foam’s being put on the bad list and use it to try to shoot down what is actually a pretty good product. If you encounter the argument that spray foam must be bad because the state of California has it on their “bad list” or worse, that they’re going to ban it, learn the truth first.External ResourcesCalifornia DTSC Safer Consumer Products ProgramDTSC Priority ProductsSPFA Statement on the DTSC AnnouncementACC Letter to DTSC Director Barbara Lee (pdf)Also see the links to the workshop transcripts in the article above. Allison Bailes of Decatur, Georgia, is a speaker, writer, energy consultant, RESNET-certified trainer, and the author of the Energy Vanguard Blog. Check out his in-depth course, Mastering Building Science at Heatspring Learning Institute, and follow him on Twitter at @EnergyVanguard.Footnote1. An odd little tidbit appears on Mr. Palmer’s Zoominfo page. He’s listed as having been the “Wickedness Impediment Opening Manager” at the California Department of Toxic Substances Control at some point in his career. What?! Surely that can’t be a real position. I know California can be strange, but certainly not that strange. Right? Last summer I learned about the state of California’s efforts to create more healthful buildings and working conditions. In 2008, they passed the California Green Chemistry Initiative with the intent of reducing state residents’ exposure to toxic chemicals.California leads the U.S. in new directions all the time, and green chemistry could be another. Unfortunately, though, they were slow out of the gate and their initial attempts to implement the law don’t instill confidence.The Safer Consumer Products ProgramI’ll distill this issue down as much as I can because it’s easy to get confused if you dive in and try to figure it all out. First, the Green Chemistry Initiative, also called the Green Chemistry Law, contains six recommendations. (Karl Palmer,1 an administrator at the California Department of Toxic Substances Control who’s pictured in the photo at right, specified the California Assembly bill numbers as AB 1879/SB 509.)The Safer Consumer Products Program stems from recommendation number 5: “Accelerate the quest for safer products.”last_img read more

All of Us Can Make a Difference

first_imgBlog post written by Mary Brintnall-Peterson, Ph.D., MBP Consulting, LLC, Professor Emeritus, University of Wisconsin-ExtensionToday I heard a radio program on how each and every one of us can make a difference in someone’s life. This seems impossible as we are bombarded with stories of war, terrorism, families in crisis, political conflicts, and other negative things happening in our communities and around the world. Katherine Fritz was on the radio program and she shared fifteen things I could do when the world feels like a terrible place.Katherine’s list can be found at, 15 Things You Can Do When the World Feels Like a Terrible Place. A few of her suggestions were giving clothing to the needy, sending a note to someone who has influenced you and let them know you are thinking of them, and leaving an extra-large tip to someone who serves you such as a waitress, the paper boy, etc. Her list made me realize that I could make a difference in the people’s lives with whom I interact.So I experimented to see what would happen if I did little things and reached out to others with kindness. I consciously made an effort to smile at people I didn’t know while at the grocery store, make a friendly comment to the store clerk, and let my husband’s doctor’s nurse know how much we appreciated her responding to our questions and requests. Those people I reached out to responded with a smile, a nice comment or said thank you and really meant it.It was amazing that I felt better for reaching out to them and it put me in a more positive frame of mind. I thought about how sometimes I get wrapped up in my own world of caregiving and develop a “poor me” attitude. When I have the “poor me” attitude I have a tendency to be negative and my temper is short. Basically, I’m not a happy person. When I am mindful about being positive, I find myself looking for ways to be kind. I am more likely to reach out to others. It’s as if I am on a mission to see if I can get a smile out of others, and as a result people respond positively to me.It reminds me of a high school graduation I attended years ago. The speaker focused on each of the graduates being a little above average in every facet of their lives and how that would not only improve their life but also make the world a better place to live. If I try to be above average in my efforts to reach out to others, I am emotionally healthier. Since I’m emotionally healthier I experience less stress, which allows me to have more patience and be a better listener.With the New Year vastly upon us, I’m making a New Year’s resolution to be “above average” in reaching out to others and to do the little things that will make someone smile! I hope you will join me in being “above average” in reaching out to others so together we can make a difference in the life of the person we are caring for and also in the lives of others we don’t know.This MFLN-Military Caregiving concentration blog post was published on December 18, 2015.last_img read more

Playing their best, PH gals falter vs world-class Thais

first_imgCatriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Khan fears for McGregor in Mayweather bout Read Next LATEST STORIES UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Philippines’s Jovelyn Gonzaga (top L) returns the ball against Thailand players during their volleyball women’s semi-finals match at the 29th Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) in Kuala Lumpur on August 26, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / MOHD RASFANKUALA LUMPUR—The Philippine team displayed its best form in the tournament but still failed to measure up to Thailand to lose a 25-21, 25-17, 25-17 decision Saturday in the Southeast Asian Games women’s volleyball semifinals here.The Thais, who regularly play in top-level tournaments like the World Championship and Olympics, didn’t hold their punches against the all-heart Filipinos and played their best players up until the end.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short programcenter_img LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd PLAY LIST 02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games The defeat sent the Philippines to the bronze-medal match against either Indonesia or Vietnam.Coming into the SEA Games, the Nationals were aiming to end their medal drought in the biennial meet that dates back to the 2005 Manila edition, when they bagged a bronze.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“We still have a chance to medal. This is still an achievement for us, making the semifinals,” said PH coach Francis Vicente.Formed just three months ago and playing as one team just six weeks back, the Philippines barged into the Final Four with a rousing win over Malaysia (25-18, 25-11, 25-16) Thursday. It had its chance to top the group stage but the Philippines yielded a straight-set loss to Vietnam (26-24, 25-12, 25-23).Vietnam, the silver medal winner in the last SEA Games, and Indonesia were locked in the other semifinal battle.If Vietnam wins, the Nationals will have to deal with Indonesia, a team led by explosive spiker Aprilla Manganang.Manganang had a beef to settle against the Philippines, whose officials questioned her gender during the 2015 Singapore edition.However, the 25-year-old Indonesian said the controversy is now water under the bridge when she came to the Philippines last year for the Asian Club Championships.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief View comments WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s weddinglast_img read more

10 months agoEmery wants Arsenal to prioritise Pepe signing

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Emery wants Arsenal to prioritise Pepe signingby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal boss Unai Emery has Lille winger Nicolas Pepe high on his shopping list for January.The Times says Emery is planning for a busy winter transfer window.The Gunners manager wants three signings, a centre-half, central midfielder and winger.And for the latter, Emery favours Pepe as a priority, having tracked the Ivorian for the two years he was in charge of PSG.Lille chiefs are confident of raising over £50m from Pepe’s sale in 2019. last_img