Council warns public of falling trees and flooding during Storm Lorenzo

first_imgMet Eireann has issued a status yellow wind and rain warning for Donegal from 9am tomorrow to 6am on Friday morning.Donegal County Council’s Severe Weather Assessment Team has been meeting in response to Storm Lorenzo and will continue to monitor local conditions closely as the storm progresses.The public is being asked to be vigilant with regards to falling trees and debris. Trees are mostly in full leaf, so even moderate strength winds can bring down weakened trees and/or tree limbs. Heavy rain, coupled with falling leaves may block drains and gullies, leading to surface flooding and property owners and occupiers are being asked to check drains and gullies for potential blockages.Sea surges are forecasted along the West coast from the southwest coast up to Donegal of .6m to 1m and the public are being asked to be extra vigilant along the coast.The Irish Coast Guard is advising the public along coastal areas to ‘Stay back, stay high and stay dry’.The Council is asking property owners and occupiers of properties in areas susceptible to coastal flooding to be vigilant. Motorists are being asked to take extra care while driving during stormy weather and to be extra vigilant of cyclists and pedestrians and to be mindful of the risk of falling trees and debris.There is also a risk of power outages and the public are being asked to be prepared and to check on elderly or vulnerable family and neighbours to make sure they are safe and warm.Donegal County Councils Severe Weather Assessment Team will continue to monitor the situation and all Council Services are in a state of readiness as is the norm.The Council can be contacted during normal business hours on 074 91 53900 and in the event of an out of hours emergency the Council’s Road Service can be contacted on 074 91 72288.  For emergencies requiring the assistance of the Fire Service call 999 or 112.You can keep up to date on conditions by signing up for free alerts to your phone by registering at or by following Donegal County Council on Facebook or on Twitter @DonegalCouncil. Council warns public of falling trees and flooding during Storm Lorenzo was last modified: October 4th, 2019 by StephenShare 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)Tags:councilfloodPublicStorm LOrenzotreeswarningslast_img read more

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Sierra spoils Corsairs home opener

first_imgMcKinleyville >> The College of the Redwoods softball team dropped both games of a doubleheader to 8th-ranked Sierra College on Saturday at McKinleyville High School.Despite two home runs from freshman first baseman Courtney Christensen and a solo dinger from catcher Calli Hayes, CR dropped the first game of the twin bill 8-3 to Sierra College.All three Corsair home runs were off the solo variety.CR was down by just one run at 4-3 late in the game, but Sierra’s first four batters scored in …last_img read more

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‘Hard Knocks’ awards: Antonio Brown delivers tour-de-force performance

first_imgAntonio Brown dominated Episode 3 of “Hard Knocks” just like he ruled the NFL world’s headlines all week.The mercurial Raiders receiver was the thread that tied Tuesday’s episode together.At the outset, the Raiders were waiting on him to return to their training camp, and just before the end came general manager Mike Mayock’s now-famous ultimatum directed toward Brown.In between, he charmed his teammates and coaches, the NFL Films cameras particularly trained on head coach Jon Gruden. …last_img read more

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Phone Modders, Take Note: HTC Releases Hero Source Code

first_imgWhat it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement jolie odell Following weeks of requests from open-source developers, HTC has released the Hero Android source code on their developer site.In response to the mobile devs, HTC has previously stated it was waiting for its own developers to provide the source before releasing it publicly. As late as last week, HTC representatives had emailed developers saying, “At the moment we do not know when the kernel source for the Hero will be released,” and “We are still pushing our developers to provide us with the source code and for the links to be added.” Since the Android kernel is licensed under the GPL, this delay was creating both dissatisfaction and controversy in the community.However, just as a few developers were beginning to talk about enforcement actions, the company posted the code, and everyone lived happily ever after.Or something along those lines. GPL non-compliance and hints of internal process and delivery issues don’t mode well for the mobile manufacturer. After unfavorable coverage of the company’s “foot-dragging” on Slashdot and long threads of modev complaints, we do hope that HTC’s future Android projects will be more swiftly opened.The Hero, as a device, is significant in itself, hence the enhanced perception of cruelty in HTC’s not releasing its source code sooner. It’s created huge waves in geek circles, beating out the iPhone for Gadget of the Year at the prestigious T3 awards and generating enough gadget-geek slavering to power a small city.So, will the gadget geeks and modevs have to push for open sourcing every time a cool, Android-powered device is released? Where was the major malfunction that led to these delays? Were the HTC engineers thrown under the bus to allow leadership to save face, or do the HTC powers that be simply need to get their engineering team under control? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.center_img Related Posts Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Tags:#mobile#web last_img read more

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No positive dope test is heartening

first_imgWith almost two-thirds of the events over in the Commonwealth Games and India adding to the medals tally, one thing which has not been spoken about is dope.Less than a month before the Games began, Indian athletes were in the news for the wrong reasons as almost a dozen of them from various disciplines has tested positive for MHA (Methylhexanamine) Few knew what this stuff was all about since it was added on the list of banned substances by the World Anti Doping Agency (WADA) only in January this year.At home, when wrestlers like Rajiv Tomar, swimmer Richa Mishra and even shot putter Saurabh Vij tested positive for MHA, the feeling was disgusting. The world of sports is made ugly by any form of doping and for the host nation to be caught before the Games was distressing.On Sunday, Commonwealth Games Federation boss Mike Fennell answered questions on dope tests being conducted during the Games. He said approximately 850 random tests have been conducted at the National Dope Testing Laboratory (NDTL), a WADA-accredited lab in the Capital, and 600 results have come out. The surprising part is, not one test has been reported positive.At a time when people are still critical of the Games, and rightly so, because of the ticketing, transportation and food problems for volunteers, people are not aware how the people in the lab are also working overtime. India has a dubious history of sorts in the Commonwealth Games and as far back as 1990 in Auckland, a weightlifter called Subrata Kumar Paul had flunked a dope test.advertisementIndia athletes also shamed the nation during the 2004 Athens Olympics when women weightlifters were caught in tests just before the Games. I was scared that in a sport like weightlifting, the Indians would be under the scanner because of their dubious past.To have been penalised $500,000 by the International Weightlifting Federation was shocking. The Indian body had to virtually beg, borrow and steal before paying a sizeable portion so that India could compete in the Games.Obviously, nobody in India wanted to take a chance with dope and athletes were subjected to stringent testing.However, there was a school of thought which said that a WADA-accredited lab being used for checking athletes was wrong. As the hosts celebrate the rich medal haul, what needs to be highlighted is how the Indians have been fair while competing. At least till now.last_img read more

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Saharan dust covers Atlantic and stymies hurricanes

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 07 Jul 2015 – We are getting some of that Saharan dust too here in the Turks and Caicos according to Bahamas Met Officer, Wayne Neely. Neely, who is a best-selling author, motivational speaker, hurricane specialist and educator said: “This is the same dust in the atmosphere that prevented significant tropical cyclone development for the last two years over the North Atlantic.” He said the haze may not be great for health, but it helps to stymie hurricanes and tropical storms.”The haze actually is Saharan dust that drifted more than 4,000 miles from Africa, and abnormally heavy concentrations currently are blanketing the main region of the Atlantic where storms develop.The dust, which peaks this month, denies the systems of their lifeblood – heat and moisture.” The haze was evident on Long Bay Hills Beach on Sunday during the 8th annual Windvibes watersports day. Additionally, TCI shares in the drought conditions with The Bahamas and South Florida. Rainfall has been abnormally low, though Providenciales did see some bands of rain today… in South Florida rainfall is down as much as 13 inches for areas like Ft. Lauderdale. TCI Disaster Office launches Hurricane Prep Month Related Items:atlantic, hurricane, saharan dust, wayne neely Recommended for you TCI participates in CDB sponsored disaster strategy workshop TCI Governor issues Salt Cay evacuation order Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

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Dominican fishermen released from prison

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppNassau, Bahamas August 3rd, 2017 — The Royal Bahamas Defence Force vessel, HMBS Madeira, captured two Dominican vessels and arrested both of their captains and crewmembers for illegally fishing in Bahamian waters last year November 2016. During the incident one of the Dominican vessels rammed the Defence Force vessel in a failed attempt to escape.The two Dominican vessels, Sheyla and Johnniel, were caught with approximately 68,000 pounds of fish and crawfish aboard. Altogether, 51 Dominicans were arrested. 50 of the poachers were subsequently charged with illegal fishing and sentenced to 6 months in prison or a fine of $20,000 each. However, the captain of one of the vessels was charged with endangering a vessel and subsequently sentenced to 16 months in prison.After serving their sentences at the Department of Correctional Services, 50 Dominican fishermen were handed over to Bahamas Immigration authorities in care of the Carmichael Road Migrant Detention Center for deportation. Nine months after the incident, the 50 Dominicans were subsequently released yesterday from the Carmichael Road Detention and transported to Prince George Wharf where they were handed over to the Dominican naval vessel, Almirante Didiez Burgos, to begin their journey home. The Dominican naval vessel was escorted in and out of Bahamian waters by a Defence Force patrol craft.The captain of the Dominican poaching vessel that rammed the Defence Force patrol craft, Victor Diaz, will remain in custody at the Department of Correctional Services until 2018. He had pled guilty to an additional charge of eight counts of causing the safety of HMBS Madeira to be endangered with intent to cause danger or harm; and one count of Damage. He was therefore sentenced to an additional 16 months at the Department of Correctional Services.last_img read more

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