Ontario fire crews arrive in FSJ to battle Liard/Smith fire

first_imgPhoto: Firefighters from Ontario arrived at the Fort St. John airport around noon on Friday – Adam Reaburn/Energeticcity.caThe province has called in fire crews from Ontario and Alberta, to assist in containing the Liard River Fire.- Advertisement -Forests and Range Minister Pat Bell announced on Friday that the province is taking advantage of the resource-sharing agreement it has with other provinces, and asking for additional crews.The Liard/Smith fire is estimated at around 200 square kilometers in size. Ontario crews arrived in Fort St. John on Friday, and are expected to help battle to blaze for 14 days.Among the staff are 60 firefighters, two fire behaviour specialists, one fire behaviour specialist apprentice, and one agency representative.These personnel will be deployed to the Smith River fire. Meanwhile, Alberta crews arrived yesterday at the Kamloops Fire Centre and are expected to stay for 14 days.Advertisement The staff includes a seven-person incident management team.last_img read more

The Liverpool stat Man United and Chelsea fans are LOVING today!

first_imgIt is 25 years to the day since Liverpool last won the league. A quarter of a century, 190 players later and over £770m spent, the Anfield side are still waiting for their 19th league title.Predictably, Manchester United and Chelsea fans have taken to Twitter to gloat on the Merseysiders failure, see what they have been saying below… 1 Liverpool League winners, 1990 last_img

DONEGAL GAA TEAM BANNED FROM BOOZING – BY THEMSELVES!

first_imgTHE Donegal GAA team  have been hit with a new booze ban – brought in by themselves.There will be no Guinness for the boys who play for McGuinness!The players even turned their nose up an offer by management to have a couple of drinks in their quest for glory. Alleged booze binges before and after games by some players in recent years have haunted Donegal teams.But now a self-imposed ban by the players under new manager Jim McGuinness is reaping plenty of rewards.Proof of their new discipline came when management gave players permission to have a couple of drinks after they beat Meath two weeks ago.However not one of the players decided to have a drink that night in a quest to continue their good form. Donegal GAA legend and pundit Martin McHugh said he is very impressed by the new-look Donegal and of the self-imposed booze ban.“That is a big change for Donegal,” he admitted.McHugh said he was very happy for Jim McGuinness and the backing the players have given him.“Players are getting up early and doing weights in the morning and going to the field on their own,” said McHugh, who was known to be a perfectionist when he played.And he added “I’d say this is the best set-up Donegal have ever had. They are a very happy camp,” he said. However the Kilcar man warned about people getting too carried away too early with the rebirth of the Donegal team.“The most important thing for Donegal is that supporters and the press don’t get carried away as has happened in the past after a few wins.“They may not be good enough against the bigger teams yet but it is going in the right direction, and it is a two of three year plan,” he said.Ends DONEGAL GAA TEAM BANNED FROM BOOZING – BY THEMSELVES! was last modified: March 23rd, 2011 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)last_img read more

FINN HARPS LAUNCH MONSTER FUNDRAISING DRAW

first_imgHarper the mascot joins Michaela Ramsey , James Doherty , Blaine Curtis and Shauna Scanlon to launch the 2012 Finn Harps Monster Draw. Tickets cost just €10 and are available from the Harps Clubhouse or can be bought online on www.finnharps.com (no booking fee)The fabulous prizes include: 1)€50002)€1000 Voucher for McElhinney’s Store3)42” TV (Irwin Expert)4)Toshiba Laptop 5)Lawnmower “Garden Care” (G Browne Tool hire)6)Ulster Tyre Centre €250 Tyre Voucher7) 500 Lts heating Oil Quinn Fuels8) 2 Nights B&B at any Signature Park Hotel9) B&B for two Villa Rose Hotel with Spa FINN HARPS LAUNCH MONSTER FUNDRAISING DRAW was last modified: May 22nd, 2012 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:Finn Harps Monster Drawlast_img read more

Calls for women who take time off work for abortion to get full pay

first_imgThomas Pringle has called for full pay for women when they take time off work to have an abortion.The Donegal Deputy said an existing maternity and infant scheme could be extended to grant leave to women planning a termination.The scheme enables pregnant women to free visits with their GP and obstetrician.They are legally entitled to paid time off for antenatal appointments under Maternity Protection Acts. It is believed that most workers planning terminations since abortion services were rolled out got a doctor’s cert and took sick leave.But this can leave many facing a dramatic fall in income, as employers are not obliged to fund their wages.This could leave many dependent on the social welfare Illness Benefit payment of up to €198 a week, once they have made enough social insurance contributions.Mr Pringle said it would make sense to extend an existing maternity scheme rather than trying to come up with a new one. “Ultimately, it’s the only way to ensure full pay because some employers don’t pay sick pay at all,” he told the Independent.ie.“Some mechanism needs to be set up to ensure they get some form of sick pay.”Irish Congress of Trade Unions equality officer David Joyce said the union umbrella body does not have a policy on the issue as abortion services have just started.“I understand that in the UK, the normal sick leave arrangements apply,” he said. “As there is no right under employment law here to be paid while on sick leave, that could be a serious deterrent to staying out of work – in particular for lower-paid women.”He described Mr Pringle’s proposals as interesting.Ibec director of employer relations Maeve McElwee said extending the scheme might cause problems for women as they would have to disclose they are pregnant.“Most doctors’ certs will simply say there is a medical illness, and employers will never know what that was,” she said. Calls for women who take time off work for abortion to get full pay was last modified: March 2nd, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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:abortiondonegal womenlast_img read more

‘It’s important to talk’ – Women’s wellbeing event coming to Letterkenny

first_imgA local Letterkenny woman has organised an enjoyable and education evening out for everyone to focus on wellbeing this August.The ‘Mind Yourself – Women’s Wellness’ event will be held in the Mount Errigal Hotel at 6pm on the 4th of August. It’s a twist on the regular glamorous ladies days out – with a special focus on self-care, inspirational speakers and charity fundraising.Organiser Tina Connolly has designed the night to make everyone feel relaxed and at ease as they gain awareness of positive mental health. Tina ConnollyTina’s own experience of social anxiety was the inspiration behind it all.She started to struggle six years ago, after the birth of her third child. However, finding information and support in Letterkenny was another challenge.Tina told DW: “I didn’t know where to turn. It got to a point where I couldn’t leave the house. I live a stone’s throw away from my mum’s house but I couldn’t walk to hers without shaking and worrying about what would happen if I went outside. “When it was at its peak I didn’t want to go out but I didn’t want to be on my own either. “Thank god I did manage to get it under control with research into what was out there.”Tina turned to her GP, who thought the anxiety was linked to post natal depression. Tina signed up for counselling, but it was the discovery of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) that really helped her change her thoughts. “I found the CBT course with Aware.ie. It was brilliant, I would recommend it for anybody with any type of anxiety. It teaches you new coping mechanisms and techniques and how to deal with thoughts,” she said.Tina’s social anxiety affected her in crowded areas. She wasn’t able to go into her local Penneys store for three years, but small steps with CBT helped her overcome this.Tina said: “My first goal was to walk to the shopping centre, go to the front door of Penneys and walk away again. I built on that and was eventually able to go in. “I still battle with anxiety on a daily basis. I take comfort in knowing that it is so common now. Men and women suffer from it and there are more groups now than six years ago.“It’s important to talk about it and get support because anxiety can lead to depression and we know what that can lead to.”The ‘Mind Yourself’ event is designed to give women useful information to look after their physical and mental health. “It will be a relaxing environment and there’s no pressure. You don’t need to come all dressed up. This is for women to learn a bit about themselves. And it might not be the woman herself who is suffering, they can be there for their friend, partner or son,” Tina said. Tickets available now on Eventbrite.ieHosted by Grainne McCoy, the mixed line-up will explore topics including self-care, health, nutrition and exercise, and advice on beauty and styling for women to feel their best.There will be pop-up shops and information stands around the room with useful guides to support and health services. Tina is hoping that guests will take the opportunity to learn what they can about their mental health.“Even if one person realises they have a problem and finds out where they can get help then it’s job done,” she said.One exciting part of the event is Operation Transformation. There is a competition running on the @mindyourselfwomenswellness Facebook page for people to nominate a woman they think would be worthy of a makeover. Ballybofey hairstylist and makeup artist Brenda Doherty is donating her services to give one lucky woman a full hair transformation, nails, tan and makeup. The winner will also be dressed by VIP clothing and accessorised by Steven’s Jewellers. You can still nominate a special someone now at: @mindyourselfwomenswellnessGuest speakers at Mind Yourself include Caroline McMenamin aka The Red Dutchess mental health blogger. She will be joined by Letterkenny’s ‘Imperfect Baller’ Cormac O’Brien to talk about men’s mental health.Annette Houston Managing Director of FM Services Group, will be talking about her work as a business coach and how she overcame challenges in life to get her business to where it is. Style Blogger Emma Murray from The Fashion Chair will be leading the fashion show, while award-winning MUA Lisa Geraghty will share a guide to a soft glam easy look for beginners.The fashion and beauty segments of the night will not be about telling guests they have to look a certain way, Tina explains: “The aim of everything is not you need to wear makeup to look good, but when you feel you look good you feel better.”Fitness trainer and nutrition consultant Garvin Walker will be sharing inspiration on mindfulness and body confidence for women who may not be comfortable going into a gym.On top of all that, there will be an extra feel-good side to the evening with spot-prizes and a raffle in aid of charity. Ticket proceeds will go to the new miscarriage bereavement room in Letterkenny University Hospital and the Donegal Domestic Violence Service. Raffle proceeds on the night will go to the Little Angels School in Letterkenny. With all this and more for just €25 a ticket, the Mind Yourself night looks set to be a sell-out event. Make sure to get your tickets now on Eventbrite.ie: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/mind-yourself-womens-wellness-event-tickets-62257373480?aff=ehomecard‘It’s important to talk’ – Women’s wellbeing event coming to Letterkenny was last modified: July 14th, 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)Tags:mental healthmind yourselfwellnesslast_img read more

Another day of rest for Khris Davis, who insists hip isn’t regressing

first_imgCLEVELAND — Slugger Khris Davis wasn’t in the starting lineup for the A’s game in Cleveland on Monday, but he and manager Bob Melvin say the condition of his sore left hip hasn’t regressed.“It’s been a slow process, but it’s not feeling worse,” Davis said in the A’s clubhouse. “It’s just kind of lingering.”Davis missed some time after injuring the hip on May 5 in Pittsburgh. Through Sunday, however, he had been the A’s designated hitter in six of the last seven games, sitting out Saturday’s …last_img read more

BingTweets: Microsoft Launches a Twitter Search Engine

first_imgFacebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Tags:#Microsoft#news#NYT#Product Reviews#search#twitter#web frederic lardinois This is Federated Media’s second Twitter project together with Microsoft. The first was the launch of ExecTweets, a site that allowed users to find, follow, and engage business executives on Twitter.Not Quite A Fusion of Twitter and BingBingtweets looks like an interesting project, but while its tagline is “Fusing Twitter Trends with Bing Insights,” the reality is that it displays a Twitter feed next to Bing’s search results and there is no real fusion between the two. We do like, however, that Microsoft stressed overall trends on Twitter and allows users to quickly get a grasp on what a trending topic is about. After all, Bing’s results often display information about current news events like the earthquake in New Zealand today, for example. Breaking these trends down by popular terms, people, places, and products is also quite nice, and we are not aware of any other Twitter search engine that currently does this. We also like the ability to share results directly on Twitter through an oversized form at the top of the page.Overall, this is an interesting effort, though we are not sure that Bingtweets currently offers enough value to differentiate itself from other Twitter search engines and memetrackers like Twazzup or Tweetmeme. Microsoft, in cooperation with Federated Media and Twitter, launched its own full-blown Twitter search engine today. BingTweets mashes up real-time Twitter search with results from Bing, Microsoft’s new and increasingly popular search engine. The result is an interesting hybrid product that puts Bing’s search results at the center of the experience, while the real-time Twitter feed appears in a sidebar on the left. The top of the page features a list of trending topics, which are quite interesting, as BingTweets separates them out by popular terms, as well as by popular people, places, and products. Disclosure: Federated Media is a ReadWriteWeb advertising partner.Microsoft started to integrate some Twitter search results with the main Bing search engine a few weeks ago, but these were only from very popular Twitter users. Interestingly, BingTweets will run on its own Bingtweets.com domain, and, as far as we can see, isn’t linked to from the main Bing site. For now, it’s a completely separate entity, but chances are that Microsoft is already experimenting with other ways to incorporate more Twitter search results into Bing. The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Related Posts last_img read more

HootSuite Moves into Social Analytics

first_imgHootSuite is launching a social analytics platform for monitoring Twitter, Facebook, Google and other services through 30 individual modules accessible through a new design bar.The modules are available to all users, including Basic, Pro and Enterprise customers.The modules are made accessible through a point system HootSuite developed. Points are used to purchase the modules. More complex modules cost more points. Users may use the points at any time for any combination of modules.Modules include:Track Twitter brand mentions.Measure Twitter profile follower growth.Examine Facebook Likes and demographics.Overlay social link clicks and website visits through Google Analytics and from within the HootSuite dashboard. Tags:#enterprise#news IT + Project Management: A Love Affair The service is designed to fulfill the more common requirements that comes with the advent of social technologies. As companies engage more, there will be a requirement for a new form of social analytics that give an overall sense of volume, visibility and perception about what is being tracked.The service is integrated into the HootSuite environment. It can be skinned for the company or the client. Reports can narrow in on specific campaign elements or give an aggregated view of all user profiles within various networks. The reports are fully integrated with Google Analytics and Facebook Insights and a HootSuite short URL. Reports may also be edited and shared. Earlier this week, Salesforce.com introduced Service Cloud 3, which ties in social analytics. Radian 6 is considered a top competitor in the market. But overall, the space is just emerging, giving HootSuite a position to extend its popular service deeper into companies and agencies that monitor social media campaigns. 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Related Posts Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… alex williams Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of…last_img read more

Green Construction Takes a Bow at a State Fair

first_imgOnce they’ve had their fill of corn dogs and quease-inducing amusement park rides, visitors at the upcoming Minnesota State Fair can head over to the fair’s Eco Experience, a 25,000-sq.-ft. exhibit, and calm themselves with a tour of the 2009 Eco House, a green-dwelling prototype designed by SALA Architects of Minneapolis.Equipped with renewable-energy hardware and constructed with a well-insulated shell and a range of sustainable materials, Eco House is designed to be adaptable to most urban environments and perform at or close to net-zero-energy standards. The home’s PV array and panels for its solar hot water system are mounted on its south-facing façade. When constructed on a residential lot, the house will also feature a ground-source heat pump.SALA Architects told the Minneapolis Star Tribune that the 2,200-sq.-ft. home is constructed with heavily insulated 12-in. walls and a range of sustainable finish materials, including wheatboard interior walls, recycled glass tiles, and a kitchen countertop made of crushed walnut shells in resin. The Eco Experience exhibit version will feature energy efficient appliances and a carport with a green roof.last_img read more