Severe thunderstorm watch issued for the North Peace

first_imgEnvironment Canada has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for the North Peace.10:45 AM PDT Wednesday 10 August 2011Severe thunderstorm watch for B.C. North Peace River issuedSevere thunderstorms are possible this afternoon and evening.- Advertisement -This is an alert to the potential development of severe thunderstorms with large hail and damaging winds.Monitor weather conditions..Listen for updated statements. If threatening weather approaches take immediate safety precautions.Conditions are favourable for the development of thunderstorms this afternoon and evening. There is a possibility that some of these thunderstorms may become severe. The main threat from these storms are 15 to 20 mm hail, possible heavy downpours and brief damaging wind gusts.  Advertisementlast_img read more

Wisconsin makes history

first_imgGet ready for another 1 vs. 2 showdown in the Big Ten – this time on the hardwood. Wisconsin was the new No. 1 in The Associated Press top 25 poll on Monday and Big Ten rival Ohio State was not far behind at No. 2. Wisconsin, which was No. 3 last week, leapfrogged second-ranked Ohio State to become the fourth No. 1 team this season, and 52nd different school to hold the top spot in the history of the AP poll. For the Badgers and coach Bo Ryan, there’s not much time to celebrate their new lofty status, not with a game at Michigan State on Tuesday. So Ryan held his own 60-second celebration at home, with a big foam “We’re No. 1” finger he took from his kids, a party favor and a handful of paper torn into confetti. “I ran around with the foam finger, blowing the horn and throwing the confetti for about a minute,” Ryan said with a laugh. “Then I went back into my office and watched the DVD of a very good Iowa team losing by 30 to Michigan State.” The Badgers received 35 first-place votes and 1,747 points. Ohio State got 31 first-place votes and 1,728 points. No. 3 Florida received four first-place votes and No. 4 UCLA got two. “I’m really happy for the players and the university,” Ryan said. “It says something about the work that’s been put in, not just this year but over the years. That’s the reward. “It does make a great statement for the program.” For the Big Ten, it’s the second time the league best known for its football has had the top two teams in the AP basketball poll. Michigan was No. 1 and Indiana No. 2 on Nov. 30, 1992. The last time the same conference had Nos. 1 and 2 was last season, when the Big East had Connecticut at No. 1 and Villanova No. 2 in the second-to-last poll. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img The Badgers (26-2, 12-1), on top of the poll for the first time in school history, play the Buckeyes (24-3, 12-1) in Columbus on Sunday – just a bit more than three months after Ohio State and Michigan played a much-hyped 1 vs. 2 football game at Ohio Stadium. Florida’s 83-70 loss at Vanderbilt on Saturday snapped the Gators’ 17-game winning streak and dropped them from the top spot in the media poll for the second time this season. last_img read more

New winter fitness initiative launched aimed at getting Dunfanaghy fit

first_imgIn a bid to help the people of Dunfanaghy and surrounding areas to get fit and healthy this winter, three local businesses have teamed up!Aidan Hunter Fitness, together with Arnou Café & Gourmet Burger Bar and The Shandon Leisure Centre have devised a clever initiative to encourage local people to get moving, socialising and doing something positive for their health & wellbeing, while also supporting local businesses.The program, which launched very successfully this week, will run until April 30th 2017 and is suitable for people of any age or fitness level. If you lack the motivation to get up and out on these short, dark days then #getdunfanfit will be ideal for you!Each participant receives a Loyalty Card which will be stamped every time the owner either completes a gym session or fitness class with Aidan Hunter Fitness, enjoys a swim in The Shandon Leisure Centre or orders a tasty dish from the new health-focused menu, which was co-designed with Aidan Hunter, in Arnou Café & Gourmet Burger Bar.Once the Loyalty Card is complete the lucky holder can cash it in for one of the following rewards: a Thermal Suite Session in the Shandon Spa, 2 Gym Sessions & a Weigh-In with Aidan Hunter or a Gourmet Burger & Dessert in Arnou Café & Gourmet Burger Bar.Pick up a loyalty card at any of the three businesses and start collecting your stamps today! Don’t sit in, come #GetDunfanFit this winter!! New winter fitness initiative launched aimed at getting Dunfanaghy fit was last modified: November 17th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:Aidan Hunter FitnessCafe ArnouDunfanaghyfitnessInitiativenewsThe Shandon Hotelwinterlast_img read more

Finn Harps U19 team to face away fixture following defeat against Dundalk

first_imgThe Finn Harps U19s will face an away fixture in the quarter-finals of the FAI National League competition after losing 2-0 to Dundalk in Killygordon this afternoon.Joe Boyle’s side went into the final Northern Section group match in fourth place but hoping to leapfrog Dundalk into the top two in order to secure a home tie in the knockout stages of the tournament. Harps did have chances but it was the visitors who got the goals including one from Michael O’Connor who is a member of Stephen Kenny’s senior squad who had that great 1-1 result in Holland on Wednesday night.It was O’Connor’s goal that separated the two sides at the break with the visitors doubling their advantage in the second half. Joe Boyle and his backroom now await the draw for the quarter-finals of the competition.All photography by Northwest Newspix.Finn Harps U19 team to face away fixture following defeat against Dundalk was last modified: September 17th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:Dundalkfinn harpsFootballU19slast_img read more

SEVEN DONEGAL SCHOOLS TO BENEFIT FROM 2014 SUMMER WORKS SCHEME

first_imgSeven schools in Donegal are to receive funding for the 2014 Summer Works scheme, benefitting more than 1,000 pupils across the county.The schools which had their Summer Works application approved include Scoil Mhuire, Ramelton; Scoil Cuilm Cille, Ballindrait; Scoil Naomh Brid, Muff; SN Naomh Aonghus, Bridgend; Colaista Na Carriage, Carrick; Scoil Treasa Naofa, Malin; and S N Dhubhthaigh, Annagry.That’s according to local Labour election candidate, Christy Galligan, who welcomed the news, which was announced by Education Minister Ruairi Quinn today. Galligan says: “Overall, 1,083 pupils in seven schools across Donegal, including one in Ramelton, stand to benefit from this announcement.“The Summer Works scheme enables approved local schools to have essential works carried out such as electricity, gas and mechanical works carried out this summer.“This will generate work for local contractors, while also ensuring that school buildings are safer and more modern. An added benefit is that the works will be carried out over the school holidays, causing little disruption to pupils.“The next step in the process is that local schools must now invite tenders for the works. There I am encouraging local contractors to submit a tender soon so that the process can get underway as quickly as possible. “Minister Quinn allocated €36 million nationwide to the Summer Works scheme and will announce a second round funding in a matter of weeks.”SEVEN DONEGAL SCHOOLS TO BENEFIT FROM 2014 SUMMER WORKS SCHEME was last modified: March 19th, 2014 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:Chris GalliganSmmer works schemelast_img read more

JUST A FEW TICKETS LEFT FOR LETTERKENNY PANTO – OH YES THEY’RE ARE!

first_imgPictured at rehearsals for the Panto production Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs ia Kyah Hanlon looking splendid in the childrens chorus. PIc by Paddy Gallagher.Advance bookings for the Letterkenny Pantomime Society’s production has been hectic.The show, Snow White (with a twist!) opens on Saturday 18th with a matinee performance at 2.30 and continues nightly at 8pm until Saturday 25th.All of the shows have been heavily booked and many of them have been sold out. Kilmacrennan N.S. are hosting the Saturday night performance and The Friends of Letterkenny General Hospital will host the Tuesday night show.Errigal College are hosts for the Wednesday night, while Glenswilly N.S.host the Thursday night performance and Bonagee Utd.F.C. host the show on Friday night.Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs pictured during dress rehearsal for the Letterkenny Pantomime Production of the show which runs for a week at An Grianan Theatre, LetterkennySome tickets are still available for some of these nights and although demand is high, there are tickets available for the Monday night performance at 8pm.The Monday night show is on offer at a very attractive €12.50 each or 2 for €20 while tickets for the other nights are priced at €15 each or 2 for €25. All tickets for the matinees are €8 each and a family ticket of 4 for €25. The matinees for Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th have been sold out. So the advice is to get your tickets for this wonderful show asap.Pantomome lead performer Sarah Terry Sweeney pictured at dress rehearsal on Friday before the ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs’ first matinee on Saturday at An Grianan Theatre. The show runs for a week from 18 until 25 January and is produced by Letterkenny Pantomime Society. Pic by Paddy Gallagher. JUST A FEW TICKETS LEFT FOR LETTERKENNY PANTO – OH YES THEY’RE ARE! was last modified: January 19th, 2014 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:Letetrkenny pantoSnow Whiteticketslast_img read more

Where Are the Earth’s Impact Craters?

first_imgThe number of impact craters on Earth is almost negligible compared to Mars and the moon. Can erosion explain this?Scientists have estimated that there must be about 340 undiscovered meteor craters on the Earth, Science Daily reports. Only 188 have been observed so far.Meteorite impacts have shaped the development of the Earth and life repeatedly in the past. The extinction of the dinosaurs, for instance, is thought to have been brought on by a mega-collision at the end of the Cretaceous period. But how many traces of large and small impacts have survived the test of time? In comparison to the more than 300,000 impact craters on Mars, the mere 188 confirmed craters on Earth seem almost negligible. Moreover, 60 of them are buried under sediments. Advances in remote sensing have not led to the expected boom in crater discoveries: An average of only one to two meteorite craters are discovered per year, most of them already heavily eroded.The moon, we know, is heavily cratered. The explanation usually given is that plate tectonics and erosion on Earth erase our craters. Still, the low number is surprising—and sobering:“A surprising, initially sobering finding we made was that there are not many craters of above six kilometers in diameter left to discover on the Earth’s surface,” reports [Stefan] Hergarten [U of Freiberg]. In the case of smaller craters, on the other hand, the scientists found the current list to be far from complete: Around 90 craters with a diameter of one to six kilometers and a further 250 with a diameter of 250 to 1000 meters are still awaiting discovery. While there are undoubtedly still a number undiscovered large craters buried deep under sediments, they are much more difficult to detect and confirm.It would seem that craters could be detected indirectly with seismic studies, shocked minerals, or meteoritic material in sediment facies. The short article was not specific in the methods used.Why was this “surprising” and “sobering”? The difference of three orders of magnitude in crater counts between Mars and the Earth begs for explanation. Surely erosion is a big factor, but why do we not find more evidences of meteoritic material and impacts in large exposures, such as the Colorado Plateau? Upheaval Dome in Canyonlands is notable as an exception to the rule; for hundreds of square miles, strata are perfectly flat, as seen in Grand Canyon. Is it reasonable to assume hundreds of millions of years passed with so few traces of impacts? The conformable strata argue, instead, for rapid deposition of the layers without the passage of deep time. It would seem that Earth, in a much larger gravitational well than the moon and Mars, should have many, many more surviving astroblemes (impact scars) that are found, if hundreds of millions of years have passed. This is a topic creation geologists should take the lead on. Dr. Steven Austin, formerly with ICR, has lectured on this subject. Dr. Walt Brown has also created a model for meteors and the Flood.Now that scientists have realized that crater count dating is flawed (5/22/12), and may not have anything to do with time (search this site for “crater counts”), it would be good to see more work on the implications of crater data on the age of the Earth. Creation geologists will need to consider the “impact” of giant impacts (6 km craters) on the ecology. Is it possible the Creator has protected the planet (except possibly during the Flood year) that He designed for life from the devastation of impacts that have so scarred the lifeless planets and moons of the solar system? Given all the other factors that have converged on Earth to make life possible, the hypothesis of divine protection should not be dismissed. In the book of Revelation, John foresaw a “mountain burning with fire” impacting the land, and another the sea, leading to widespread death. These, however, are in times of judgment in the last days. It’s interesting that he saw a third of the creatures dying from these impacts, long before any physicists could have calculated the effects on the ecology from large meteors.July 14th is Pluto Flyby day!  Be sure to watch the news of this historic encounter. (Visited 80 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

ASA joins Farmers for Free Trade

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The American Soybean Association (ASA) announced that it will be joining Farmers for Free Trade. Farmers for Free Trade is a bipartisan campaign co-chaired by former Senators Max Baucus and Richard Lugar that is amplifying the voices of American farmers, ranchers and agricultural businesses that support free trade. The American Soybean Association joins the American Farm Bureau Federation, the National Pork Producers Council, and multiple other agriculture, trade and commodity groups that are partnering with Farmers for Free Trade to strengthen support for trade in rural communities. “We need strong, likeminded allies to galvanize farmers in a collective call for solutions from the Administration and Congressional leaders on advocating for new trade agreements and expanding international markets. We have watched for some time and with appreciation the efforts of Farmers for Free Trade and the spirit of collaboration it has fostered to help ag and those industries related to agriculture and are happy to join their efforts,” said Ryan Findlay, CEO of ASA.Farmers for Free Trade is currently working at the grassroots level to organize and educate farmers about the importance of trade, including through work at state commodity conventions, through state proclamations, by reaching farmers through social media, and by identifying local spokespeople, among other efforts. Senators Baucus and Lugar outlined some of the key policy priorities that will help rebuild bipartisan support for trade, which can be found here.“The American Soybean Association has been a leader in promoting free trade in the agriculture sector,” said Senator Baucus. “Their addition to this important bipartisan effort will be invaluable in expanding our reach to soybean farmers across the country. Right now, soybean farmers are bearing the brunt of the ongoing trade war. Working together with Farmers for Free Trade, we aim to amplify the voices of these farmers to ensure that decision makers in Washington D.C. know the pain that tariffs are causing at the local level.”last_img read more

WATCH: ‘Splash Brothers’ make it rain in Warriors’ Game 5 win

first_imgADVERTISEMENT Down six with under three minutes left, Curry and Thompson took turns from downtown to spearhead the Warriors’ comeback.Thompson sparked Golden State’s run with a triple then, after Curry knotted the score at 106 with his own 3-pointer, he hit another from long distance to put the Warriors ahead for good, 106-103, with 56.6 ticks to go.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsCurry finished with 31 points on top of eight rebounds and seven assists while Thompson added 26 points built on seven triples. The two combined for 12 of Golden State’s 20 3-pointers.☔️ @StephenCurry30 (31 PTS, 5 3PM, 8 REB, 7 AST) and @KlayThompson (26 PTS, 7 3PM) help the @warriors win in Toronto to force a Game 6! #StrengthInNumbers #NBAFinalsGame 6: Thursday (6/13), 9pm/et, ABC & TSN pic.twitter.com/SkndtHKV8V— NBA (@NBA) June 11, 2019ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. TORONTO, ONTARIO – JUNE 10: Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors celebrates his teams 106-105 win over the Toronto Raptors in Game Five of the 2019 NBA Finals at Scotiabank Arena on June 10, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. Claus Andersen/Getty Images/AFPWith Golden State’s season on the line, Steph Curry and Klay Thompson delivered Tuesday (Manila time) as the Warriors escaped the Toronto Raptors, 106-105, in Game 5 of the NBA Finals.The best shooting duo the league has ever seen did what they do best especially down the stretch.ADVERTISEMENT Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transportcenter_img ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals? PLAY LIST 01:43Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals?03:12Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday00:50Trending Articles02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess French Open champ Ash Barty up to career-best No. 2 in rankings MOST READ DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew View commentslast_img read more

South African trio ready to say goodbye to Caribbean Premier League

first_imgAB de Villiers, Wayne Parnell and Dale Steyn have been recalled from the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) by Cricket South Africa (CSA) to attend the annual CSA/South African Cricketers Association Awards ceremony which takes place in Johannesburg on July 26.While both de Villiers and Parnell are playing for the Barbados Tridents, Steyn was a key player for Jamaica Tallawahs team.SHEHZAD IN FOR ABDPakistan’s Ahmed Shehzad and Proteas fast bowler Marchant de Lange will be replacing de Villiers and Parnell, respectively while Steyn is being replaced by his compatriot Dane Paterson.Shehzad is expected to join the Tridents squad ahead of their next game against Jamaica Tallawahs in Sabina Park on Wednesday. Steyn, meanwhile, will feature in the Tallawahs’ final two home matches against Trinbago Knight Riders and the Tridents.Both de Villiers and Parnell made a winning contribution to the Tridents in their last game on Sunday night when they helped the home side defeat the St. Lucia Zouks by 25 runs.Shehzad, 24, previously played for the Tallawahs and is an experienced top order batsman having represented Pakistan in 11 Tests, 75 One-Day Internationals and 44 T20 Internationals.Capped four times at Test level for South Africa, 25-year-old de Lange previously featured for Guyana Amazon Warriors in the CPL. He also has four ODIs and six T20 international games under his belt, and has claimed 53 wickets in 44 T20 first-class games to date.last_img read more