Gardai warn of flooding in some areas around Donegal

first_img WhatsApp Google+ Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebook Twitter Twitter By News Highland – September 13, 2020 Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Pinterestcenter_img Google+ Gardaí in Milford say they have been made aware of flooding in the areas of Treanbeg, Legnahoory and Treantagh.They have urged road users to allow extra time for their journey in these areas and to travel with caution for possible flooding in other parts.Gardai say the council are aware of many flooded areas and are working on the issues.Should you come across a badly flooded area, it is advised to contact gardai or Donegal County Council. Pinterest Previous articleJohn McNulty delighted with his hardworking Kilcar sideNext articleDonegal business data important in influencing government policy – Forrester News Highland Homepage BannerNews Gardai warn of flooding in some areas around Donegal WhatsApp Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic last_img read more

High School Baseball Preview: Wayne County

first_imgHigh School Baseball Preview: Wayne County added by Mike DeSanto on April 13, 2018View all posts by Mike DeSanto →FacebookTwitter分享by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksSponsor ContentBig Data Courses | Search AdOnline Big Data Courses Might Be Better than You ThinkBig Data Courses | Search AdCosmoWomensTop 30 Most Beautiful Women in the WorldCosmoWomensLovely&HealthyTop 10 Most Dangerous Cruises In The World Lovely&Healthyby Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksMore from Pickin’ SplintersBaron keeps Bonaventure close to his heart – Pickin’ SplintersTah-Jae Hill, Zion Morrison and the Starting Five – Pickin’ Splinters”If you had a Mount Rushmore of MCC baseball, he’s on there.” Longtime assistant Jack Christensen passes away – Pickin’ Splinters By Mike DeSanto on April 13, 2018No Comment This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. Follow on Facebook Print This Post Add to Google+ WAYNE COUNTYCLYDE-SAVANNAH GOLDEN EAGLES (Class D1)Last Season: Finished 3-14 and lost in first round of Class C2. Top Returners: Nick Ramos (Sr. 1B,P .302/.492 OBP/1 HR/ 12 RBI), Pat Marchitell (Sr. CF, P.184/ .322 OBP/ 5-5 SB), Klayton Green (Sr. IF/P- 1-1 3.56 ERA), Tyler Ufholz (SR SS/P- 1-6 in 2 games before injury).Coach: Dan Bonafede, 40-53 in 5 years.Next Game: Monday, April 16 vs. Sodus.Outlook: Clyde-Savannah struggled last year offensively and defensively and lost some good players to graduation, including POY Jaret Murray.EAST ROCHESTER BOMBERS (Class C1)Last Season: Finished at 9-5. Lost to Campbell-Savona in the semifinals of Class C2.Top Returners: Tanner Swagler (Sr. OF, .333), Austin Mack Jr. (2B, P, 4-1/1.03 ERA/ .413 BA (1st team) and Jackson Hauser (Sr. C, .279/ 14 RBI).Coach: Patrick Walsh, 238-104 in 17 yearsNext Game: Monday, April 16 vs. Red Creek.Outlook: East Rochester is a young team with only two seniors, but has some talent with a strong junior class.  Pitching and managing arms when weather affects the schedule will be important.GANANDA PANTHERS (Class C1)Last Season: Finished at 14-4 and lost to Geneseo in the C1 semifinals.Top Returners: Cody Hill (Sr. 3B, 1B, P, 2nd Team All County- .302/19 H/20 RBI -Pitching 3-0/10 K/2.50 ERA), Drew Miale (Sr. C, 1B, P .240/11 RBI -Pitching 2-2/22 K/1.68 ERA), Austin Jacobs (Sr. 2B, OF, P- Pitching 2-0/12 K/2.10 ERA), Jayden Castrechini (Jr. UTL, P- 1st Team All County, 6th Team All State, .388/22 H/6 RBI, 3-0/21 K/3.00 ERA), Zach Ciprich (Jr. 2B, CF, P- Pitching 1-0/13 K/1.07 ERA) and Tim McClare (Canisius College commit/Jr. SS, P- 1st Team All County, 6th Team All State, .394/26 H/17 RBI -Pitching 3-3/58 K/1.20 ERA).Coach: Bill McClare, 6 yearsNext Game: Saturday, April 14th – Mynderse Tournament.Outlook: With six returning starters from last year’s semi-final squad, Gananda should be a solid that builds upon the experience from last year. Replacing three-year starting catcher, Jourdan Plaistaid (Elmira College), will be a challenge offensively and defensively.NORTH ROSE-WOLCOTT COUGARS (Class C1)Last Season: Finished at 6-9 and lost to Holley in the first round of Class C1.Top Returners: Ben Snyder (Sr. P, 3B strong pitcher and fielder), Gage Leous (Sr. P, 3B 2.38 ERA/.315, Strong pitcher and good bat) and Connor Leous (Jr. SS, .333/only three strike outs in 50 plate appearances, strong fielder).Coach: Erik Pentycofe, 28-24 in 3 yearsNext Game: Saturday, April 14 – Mynderse Tournament.SODUS SPARTANS (Class C1)Last Season: Finished 12-8 overall and 9-5 league, lost 2-1 in Class C1 semifinals.Top Returners: Alex Savory (Sr. P), Ryan DeBadts (So. INF), Kendall Bain (Sr. OF), Cal Ayotte (Sr. 1B) and Vincent Orrange-Paton (Sr. UTIL).Coach: Bob Burlee, 104-135 in 12 yearsNext Game: Saturday, April 16 at Clyde-Savannah.Outlook: Sodus returning three starters from 2017 season.WILLIAMSON MARAUDERS (Class C1)Last Season: Finished 14-4 (12-2 to claim first league championship) and lost to LeRoy in the C1 quarterfinals.Top Returners: Marty Williams (Jr. P, INF 1st Team All-League, .315/3-0/1 S/1.68 ERA), Kris Bulman (Sr. P, IF Hon. Mention All-League, .300/3-2/1.89 ERA) and Jake LaPlant (Sr. P, OF Hon. Mention All-League. 314/3-1/1.93 ERA).Coach: Brian Steurrys, 208-244 in 23 yearsNext Game: Saturday, April 14 at Byron-Bergen.Outlook: Much of the pitching is back, but this group needs to fill offensive voids from the graduation of four seniors who all hit .350. or better.  Small squad, but have 11 committed players. Williamson should contend for another league crown if the Marauders stay healthy.LYONS LIONS (Class C2)Last Season: Finished 7-11 and lost to Avon in the C2 quarterfinals.Next Game: Saturday, April 14 at Waterloo.  East Rochester, Klayton Green, RBI, Top Returnerscenter_img Subscribe by Email Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published. Connect on Linked in High School Baseball Preview: Wayne County Share on Facebooklast_img read more

NRC approves upcoming round of 75 job cuts at Vermont Yankee

first_imgby Mike Faher/The Commons(link is external) Entergy has filed official notice of the next round of layoffs at Vermont Yankee, telling state and local officials that 97 positions will be cut at the Vernon nuclear plant on May 5. That’s a smaller number than the 150 layoffs that initially had been estimated. But a spokesman said that’s only because employees have been leaving the plant, so overall staffing levels are lower than had been anticipated. After the May layoffs, administrators expect there to be roughly 150 staffers remaining at Vermont Yankee, which stopped producing power at the end of 2014.The staff cuts are related to upcoming emergency-planning changes at the plant. In December, the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission agreed to amend Entergy’s license to allow a drastic downsizing of Vermont Yankee’s emergency operations.The change takes effect in April and allows Yankee’s emergency planning zone — which now covers all or part of 18 towns in three states — to shrink to the boundaries of the plant itself. It also allows Entergy to slash its workforce and maintain a much smaller emergency response organization.Vermont officials have opposed the change, citing the continued presence of radioactive spent nuclear fuel on site. But the NRC asserted that “the risk of an offsite radiological release is significantly lower and the types of possible accidents significantly fewer at a nuclear power reactor that has permanently ceased operations.”Of the 97 employees expected to be affected by the May 5 layoffs, Entergy’s notice said 38 reside in Vermont, while 34 live in New Hampshire and 25 in Massachusetts.It will be the latest job cuts at Vermont Yankee, which had been one of Windham County’s largest employers. When Entergy announced its plan to close the plant in summer 2013, there were about 625 employees.That workforce had decreased to 554 at the time of shutdown in December 2014. The following month, the first round of layoffs shrunk Vermont Yankee’s staff to 316.As of the beginning of March, a spokesman said plant employment stood at is external)last_img read more

Fr. Glenn: Roses And Thorns

first_imgBy Fr. Glenn Jones:Such rhetoric nowadays! It seems that it has become a favorite pastime to find fault … not with oneself (perish the thought!), but rather with others. One misspoken term …. a phrase mangled out of all contextual recognition … and you may be condemned as Satan’s spawn, accusers so often hurling their darts across the protective abyss created by social media or—worse—openly and publicly attacked. Do or write a seemingly-innocuous something-or-other that someone doesn’t like and you’re liable, liable for libel … lawyers a’flockin’ and lawsuits a’flyin’.One hardly knows what new thing will offend in our day. This or that word or phrase common only a week ago becomes the crime of today. Nowadays we watch the purging of the land of images of persons of history … heroes of yesteryear becoming villains of today … faults magnified under the intense and merciless scrutiny of the moment’s popular lens and self-appointed judges. One wonders who could stand under such scrutiny in our own time and—even more doubtful—under that of future generations. Look closely enough and you’ll find blemishes in the life of just about anyone, reminding us of a Shakespearean sonnet:Roses have thorns, and silver fountains mud;Clouds and eclipses stain both moon and sun,And loathsome canker lives in sweetest bud.All men make faults.And yet … as easy as it is to dish out criticism, most of us have experienced at one time or another that some who do so are among the least able to hear it of themselves, rendering self-improvement unlikely at best. As Thomas a’ Kempis, a priest of the Middle Ages, wrote poignantly concerning pride and judgmentalism: “We want to have others strictly reprimanded for their offenses, but we will not be reprimanded ourselves. We are inclined to think the other person has too much liberty but we ourselves will not put up with any restraint. There must be rules for everyone else, but we must be given free rein … [but] No one is without faults…” (The Imitation of Christ, Book 1, Ch. 16). Certainly we are wise to tread lightly when judging past generations. Things like slavery and racial bigotry are odious to us now, but we mustn’t disregard the fact that development of civilization, cultures and mores is inevitably time-bound. Will future generations excoriate us for inaction towards the evils of today? Why have we not committed sufficient resources to end child trafficking, or slavery which still exists in the world? And one wonders what actions of society we take for granted today will be viewed as heinous crimes tomorrow. “How could they do/accept that?!” future generations may cry. Are we, then, as in the infamously bizarre Cadaver Trial of Pope Formosus in 897, to be “dug up” for the passing of judgment? Are we going to demand perfection before praise or acclaim is granted? Then, pray tell, who could possibly pass such a test … and by whom? Even the truly perfect one—Jesus—was crucified … and His own likeness being violated. If we focus only on others’ faults, then who can possibly be exemplars to emulate? Even all the saints had faults … but, keenly aware of that fact, their merit lay not in perfection, but in seeking to overcome those faults … at least the ones that they recognized. One longing for righteousness ever prays to God the sentiment of the psalm: “…who can discern his errors? Clear thou me from hidden faults. Keep back thy servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me! Then I shall be blameless, and innocent of great transgression. Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my rock and my redeemer.” (Psalm 19:12-14) Christians (ought) remember that we are not to judge another person—the condition of their soul, whether those of today or those of the past. Certainly we can—and are—called to help one another mold ourselves ever more into the image of Christ, but always with an eye to our own improvement most keenly of all. Ministers are wont to remind their flocks of Jesus’ own admonition: “Let him who is without sin among you be the first to throw a stone…” (John 8:7), and St. Paul: “Who are you to pass judgment on the servant of another? It is before his own master that he stands or falls” (Romans 14:4)—Christians believing that all persons being under the beneficent rule of the Heavenly Father.So, let us be patient with past AND present, yet never flag in working to improve the future. As the poet wrote: As the ancients say wisely……look before you ere you leap;For as you sow, ye are like to reap.(Samuel Butler, Hudibras, Part II, Canto I)… or, as we say more colloquially in our own day, “What goes around, comes around.” Thus we are wiser to be harsher with ourselves than we are with others—the persons whom we can improve now … this minute. So, as Jesus advises, let us take the log out of our own eye before we seek to take the speck from our brother’s eye … for only then do we see clearly. And rather than berate, let us gently seek to persuade—with example most of all—for a harsh word engenders resentment, but the kind word offered in charity and love is that which changes hearts.Rev. Glenn Jones is the Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Santa Fe and former pastor of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Los Alamos.last_img read more

September ‘this year’s weakest month for property’

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Mark Ashton hails staff and players

first_imgAshton was speaking to Robins TV following the latest club statement regarding player and staff wages as a result of COVID-19.Click to read the statement The Bristol City Chief Executive spoke to Robins TV to explain more about the temporary decisions to defer a percentage of player wages, reduce all non-playing staff wages and why some staff have been placed on the government’s job retention scheme (furloughing).As all clubs are going through, decisions have to be made to balance the already felt and foreseeable losses due to the suspension of football amid the coronavirus outbreak.Speaking of those decisions, Ashton said  “they haven’t been taken lightly.” He continued: “They were taken in conjunction with the board, Steve (Lansdown) and the Lansdown family. We have moved swiftly and effectively to protect the club’s long-term future. Other areas of the [Bristol Sport] group have taken similar actions and that is key, not only to get through this challenging period, but so we come out of it strongly and in as best a position as we possibly can. We have made difficult decisions, but I think we have made the right decisions.”As Ashton explains, there are a number of factors which mean a lack of income and so it was a case of managing those financial losses to ensure the club can get through the challenging period and be on a stable footing once football can return. And he is grateful for everyone’s efforts in committing to the cause, be that playing and non-playing staff from the Academy through to the first team.He said: “We have looked at our finances ad we’ve had to make some judgement calls on when the end of the season will be. We have tried to work through what we believe our financial losses will be in that time. We are not playing in front of crowds, we don’t have the retail, matchday, commercial, or hospitality revenues that we anticipated. We have had to look at what those losses would look like and therefore we made the decision that everyone across the football club would be asked to contribute to help us cover those losses. It’s important we get through this period and come out of it very strongly.”Firstly, before I come on to the players I want to talk about the staff. They have been absolutely first class. They have taken cuts in their salary for a period of time, be that myself or Lee Johnson or any member of the staff at the club or the Academy, they have been financially affected by this. Not one person complained, they all stepped forward, everyone supported and understood the position we had taken and I thank them immensely for that. They are a credit to this football club.”Regarding the players, myself and Lee contacted and spoke with every player, which was interesting to see their home environments. Again, they were fantastic.”I read in the press that I have had discussions with players and their representatives. I haven’t spoken to one player’s representatives in relation to this. The conversations are between ourselves and the players and as far as I’m concerned they are family. Every player stepped forward and supported what we asked them to do without question. I thank the players and staff for how they dealt and approached that and for the swiftness in which they acted. They are a credit to Bristol City Football Club.”The club’s CEO continues to juggle a busy schedule with both club matters and the EFL, of which he is a board director. He remains in constant contact with Head Coach Lee Johnson and his own staff, as well the players all via video link.He continued: “I’ve spoken to Lee everyday. He’s frustrated as he doesn’t do being locked up well! He wants to get back out there to work.”I’ve spoken to all the players about the salary deferrals they’ve taken and it’s nice to see them. I’ve seen some interesting haircuts, attire and home lives. They are all good, once you get past the first five minutes of banter and fun and games we get into some serious discussions. They are still very focused because let’s be clear, there are still nine games to go and were in a promotion hunt. They remain focused and want to get back to training, get back to games and it was really good to be in contact with them.”We have some first-class people here and I genuinely mean that. This club owes players and staff a debt of gratitude in this period. It’s difficult for everyone for so many reasons: We’ve had sad news about players’ and staff family members who have been health-wise affected, and some have passed on due to this awful virus. But we have seen people come together to support each other and the community which is testament to the quality people we have at Bristol City. I thank them all and they are an absolute credit to us,” Ashton said.A ball has not been kicked since Saturday, March 7th, the 1-1 draw at home to Fulham when City marked their 125th anniversary, while questions continue to be asked what the future holds for the game and of the 2019/20 season specifically.”It certainly rekindles your passion,” Ashton told Robins TV, reflecting on the period of no football. “We’re frustrated, we want to be out and about and see people. This is not just a job, it’s a way of life: we miss our friends, our colleagues, the game and the rush, the endorphins and energy that game day brings. We want to see it back as quickly as we can and I’m working with the EFL and all governing bodies on a daily basis.”We intend, we want and we wish to see this season conclude competitively and with integrity on the pitch. As soon as that is safe to do so, be that with or without crowds in the short term, we will do that but we will work with the government, DCMS (Department for Culture, Media & Sport) and all the relevant bodies to make sure it is safe for supporters, staff and players to return and return as quickly as we can because we miss our game.”Watch: Mark Ashton speaks on COVID-19 updatelast_img read more