Past The Finishing Post

first_imgPast The Finishing PostTrack: Good Weather: FineRace 1 1100 M (Purse $480,000) NB5-Y-O & UP MAIDEN CLAIMING ($350,0-$300,0)1. #2 KHOSHAKEL AndreePowell4 48.02. #5 BRAVE HEART RMitchell 54.0 1-1/4L3. #6 RAWALPINDI EXPRESS JInnis2 52.0 1-3/4L4. #3 CONNOR AndrePowell3 53.0 1-1/4LWIN: $502.00PLACE: $210.00, $178.00, $115.00Final Time : 1:11.2 Splits : 24.2, 49.3Winner : 5yo b filly – OMMADON – THE WHITE WITCHTrainer : ARNOLD RAMBALLY (JR) Owner : MASTER BATESBred by BERTLAND G. BATES & GEORGE R. MOO-YOUNGQu: $2,384.00 Ex: $3,289.00Superfecta: $8,179.00Race 2 1100 M (Purse $590,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($450,0-$400,0)/NB5YO – (NW4)*1. #1 HOLOGRAM SHADOW RMitchell 54.02. #5 FRANKENSTORM JErwin 54.0 2-1/2L3. #4 SCOOP JORDYNE AndrePowell3 52.0 3-3/4L4. #6 ZACKONTHEATTACK AChatrie 57.0 2-1/4LWIN: $129.00PLACE: $76.00, $82.00, $140.00Final Time: 1:06.4 Splits : 23.0, 46.1Winner : 8yo b horse – DISTORTED – UNREAL FANTASYTrainer : ANDREW MCDONALD Owner : NICHOLAS MILLERBred by HAM STABLES LTD.Qu: $338.00 Ex: $591.00D/E: $2,533.00Trifecta: $514.00Race 3 1400 M (Purse $768,000) NB3-Y-O MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHT*1. #3 RADICAL OWalker 54.02. #2 PROUD OF NUCLEAR DaneNelson 54.0 8-1/2L3. #8 SUBBIE AChatrie 54.0 1-1/4L4. #4 BLOOD SONG SEllis 54.0 3-1/2LWIN: $57.00PLACE: $51.00, $53.00, $62.00Final Time : 1:26.3 Splits : 24.2, 47.3, 1:13.0,Winner : 3yo b colt – FEARLESS VISION – NISTEL’S ANNETTETrainer : WAYNE DACOSTA Owner : ALEXANDER HABERBred by ORANGE VALLEY ESTATES LTD.Qu: $85.00 Ex: $127.00D/E: $243.00Superfecta: $861.00Rolling Triple: $4,478.00Race 4 1400 M (Purse $530,000) NB5-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE V(NW2)*1. #7 PARTY CITY JasSimpson 54.02. #10 WICKED TUFF JInnis2 52.0 4-1/2L3. #9 MR. GRAND NATIONAL JAnderson 54.0 4-1/4L4. #8 TATA TEE SBlake 53.0 1-1/2LWIN: $144.00PLACE: $84.00, $399.00, $133.00Final Time : 1:29.1 Splits : 24.4, 48.3, 1:15.1,Winner : 5yo b filly – BURNING MARQUE – HEAR ME CLEARLYTrainer : PHILLIP ELLIOTT Owner: PHILLIP ELLIOTTBred by ROGER NEWMAN, MARK & SUSAN WATESNOTE: HORSE #1 INDY ARAZI CAME 3RD, BUT WAS DISQUALIFIED AND PLACED 5TH.Qu: $5,675.00 Ex: $7,085.00D/E: $266.00Superfecta: $181,463.00Rolling Triple: $750.00Race 5 1600 M (Purse $768,000) NB3YO(NW2)/IMP3YO&UP(MDN)-REST. ALL. II*1. #8 MARLENE MY LOVE WHenry 50.52. #4 WESTERN WARRIOR RHalledeen 53.5 3-1/2L3. #2 DONTAE DaneNelson 53.5 1-1/4L4. #3 NIGHT LIGHT JInnis2 48.5 3LWIN: $78.00PLACE: $54.00, $101.00, $58.00Final Time : 1:39.3 Splits : 24.0, 46.2, 1:11.0,Winner : 3yo b filly – ADORE THE GOLD – MISS CHESTNUTTrainer : DWIGHT CHEN Owner : HAMARK FARMSBred by HAM STABLES LTD.Qu: $1,127.00 Ex: $1,543.00D/E: $332.00Trifecta: $1,136.00Rolling Triple: $375.00Race 6 1000 M (R) (Purse $768,000) NB3-Y-O MAIDEN CONDITION RACE*1. #6 LOOSE CANNON OWalker 56.0 *3/5 81.00 55.002. #1 NUCLEAR COMMANDER AChatrie 54.0 33/1 6 118.003. #12 ADORING LADY RHalledeen 54.0 3/1 1/2 67.004. #7 BIG SHOW OMullings 54.0 20/1 15. #11 SILVER ROCKET RMitchell 55.0 17/1 23/46. #9 TOUGH COOKIE BebHarvey2 53.0 12/1 3/47. #8 DIOSA DE ORO DDawkins2 50.5 99/1 13/48. #10 UNCLE FREDDIE DaneNelson 53.0 8/1 Head9. #5 LIGHTNING LILY ISpence 54.0 3/1 310. #4 RAGE OF THE ANGELS LSteadman2 54.5 52/1 211. #2 ROBIN’S QUEST ARobles 53.5 99/1 11/212. #3 LEGAL PRINCE JPatterson2 52.0 99/1 31/2Final Time : 1:00.0 Splits : 23.1, 46.2, ,Winner : 3yo ch colt – BLUE PEPSI LODGE out of DEVIL WOMAN by MARKET RALLYTrainer : DACOSTA,WAYNE A Owner : CARLTON S WATSONBred by HAM STABLES LTD.Quinella : (1,6) $1,594.00 Exacta : (6-1) $975.00D/E : (8-6) $170.00Trifecta : (6-1-12) $1,200.00Hi-5 : (6-1-12-7-11) $38,425.50Rolling Triple : (7-8-6) $820.00Pick-4 : (3-7-8-6) $680.00Super-6 : (2-1-3-7-8-6) $15,435.50 (6 OF 6)HOWARD PHILLIPPS MEMORIAL TROPHYRace 7 1100 M (Purse $560,000) NB4-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE IV(NW3)*1. #8 LOTTERY TICKET OWalker 53.02. #1 ZEPHYR OWhite 54.0 1/2L3. #3 MY COMPANION OEdwards2 54.0 3-1/2L4. #11 MISTER BONES AndreePowell4 52.0 1/2L5. #7 GOLDEN GLORY AChatrie 53.0 Sh.HeadWIN: $145.00PLACE: $70.00, $136.00, $98.00Final Time : 1:06.2 Splits : 23.0, 46.3Winner : 4yo b filly – SEEKING THE GLORY – JUST A FLUTTERTrainer : WAYNE DACOSTA Owner : ELIZABETH DACOSTA & BRUCE D. LEVYBred by BRUCE D LEVYQu: $1,558.00 Ex: $2,289.00D/E : (6-8) $357.00Superfecta: $26,778.00Rolling Triple: $542.00Race 8 1200 M (Purse $530,000) NB4-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE V(NW2)*1. #10 URBAN PRINCIPAL DaneNelson 54.02. #3 BUCK CALL JInnis2 51.0 1-1/4L3. #1 MAJOR FORCE AndrePowell3 53.0 1-1/4L4. #2 OCEAN SEEKER JPatterson2 51.0 1-1/4L5. #6 SEEKING THE DAWN SEllis 56.0 1-1/4LLate scratch : #4 MIRACLE RIVER, #7 MISS MYRTLE, #11 PRINCE SAMMOWIN: $114.00PLACE: $76.00, $319.00, $131.00Final Time : 1:13.4 Splits : 23.1, 47.0Winner : 4yo b colt – URBAN KING – LADY ARGYLLTrainer : PATRICK LYNCH Owner : PATRICK LYNCHBred by ARGYLL FARMS LTD.Qu: $5,746.00 Ex: $8,566.00D/E: $853.00 (8-11) $229.00Trifecta: $5,499.00Hi-5 carry-over : $135,869.50Rolling Triple: $775.00Race 9 1000 M (S) (Purse $780,000) 3-Y-O & UP OVERNIGHT ALLOWANCE1. #5 KING D OMullings 52.02. #11 DREAMLINER JInnis2 48.5 1-1/2L3. #10 FORCE DE JOUR AGray4 52.0 Head*4. #2 CHACE THE GREAT DaneNelson 56.0 Sh.HeadWIN: $378.00PLACE: $137.00, $101.00, $195.00Final Time : 0:57.4 Splits : 22.2, 45.2Winner : 4yo colt – BLUE PEPSI LODGE – FIGHT FOR PLEASURETrainer : SPENCER CHUNG Owner : MR. J.P.S.Bred by HAM STABLES LTD.Qu: $912.00 Ex: $2,117.00D/E: $2,928.00Superfecta: $5,085.00Rolling Triple: $8,856.00Race 10 1000 M (S) (Purse $500,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($180,0)/NB6YO&UP – (NW3)*1. #11 SIR LEYLAND HALL BebHarvey2 55.02. #9 ACTION CRUISE AndrePowell3 52.0 7-1/2L3. #16 GRANDE MARQUE LSteadman2 54.5 Neck4. #12 BORDER LINE SEllis 57.0 1/2L5. #4 REIGN OVER ALL MWard3 54.0 1-3/4LWIN: $100.00PLACE: $67.00, $90.00, $116.00TNP #3 RUNNER RUNNER DDawkins2 53.0 44/1Late scratch : #15 FIFTYONESTORMFinal Time : 0:59.3 Splits : 22.4, 46.0Winner : 5yo b colt – FEARLESS VISION – CHIKINEYICKTrainer : GREGORY FORSYTH Owner : HUNTLEY BECKFORDBred by ORANGE VALLEY ESTATES LTD.Qu: $227.00 Ex: $407.00D/E: $1,582.00Trifecta: $773.00Hi-5: $11,209.50Rolling Triple: $4,388.00Pick-4: $14,544.00 (4 OF 4)Super-6: $11,805.50 (6 OF 6)Pick-9: $83,630.50 (9 OF 9)PlacePot 8: $4,598.00 (8 OF 8)last_img read more

Crews gain on fire as winds let up

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m. Despite Wednesday’s progress, none of the major blazes in San Diego County was more than 40 percent contained, and those fires threatened more than 8,500 houses. The top priority was a fire in San Bernardino County that threatened 6,000 homes and continued to rage out of control. Overall, 28,000 homes remained threatened across the region, the state Office of Emergency Services said Wednesday night. As the fire threat diminished during the day, authorities began letting tens of thousands of people go home. “The vast majority of the city is now open for people to return,” San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders told a news conference late Wednesday afternoon. Some who did saw hulking, blackened piles of concrete and twisted metal where their homes once stood. “I’m just sick to my stomach,” said Patty Thompson, 50, as she surveyed the remnants of a home that once offered a view of the valley and the mountains in the distance. The improving weather did allow for a greater aerial assault on the most destructive blazes. Within hours of returning to the sky, helicopters and air tankers dropped more than 30 loads of water on two fires that have burned hundreds of homes and about 12,000 acres in the San Bernardino Mountains, near Lake Arrowhead. “They’re taking it down considerably,” said Dennis Bouslaugh of the U.S. Forest Service. Already, about 1,500 homes have been destroyed since the fires started late Saturday, triggering the largest evacuation in California history. The flames have burned about 717 square miles, across five counties, from Ventura in the north all the way into Mexico. Property damage has reached at least $1 billion in San Diego County alone. President Bush, who signed a major disaster declaration for California, was scheduled to visit the region Thursday. Federal agents joined the search for evidence in the brush-covered hills where an arsonist may have ignited one of the wildfires devastating Southern California. Elsewhere, a man suspected of starting a small fire was arrested and another man was shot to death by police after he fled officers who approached to see if he might be trying to set a fire. The number of victims may increase as authorities return to neighborhoods where homes turned to piles of ash, but displaced homeowners and authorities were relieved that early reports were so low. The San Diego County medical examiner officially listed six deaths connected to the blazes, but he included five who died during the evacuation who were not directly killed by the fire. In 2003, all but a handful of the 22 dead succumbed to flames. Terry Dooley, who was ordered out of his home with his wife and three sons Monday, said authorities learned important lessons from Hurricane Katrina and the 2003 California fires that wiped out 3,640 homes and blackened 750,000 acres over two weeks. Unlike many of the poor neighborhoods flooded by Hurricane Katrina, California’s hardest-hit areas were filled with upscale homes, with easy access to wide streets. “They learned how to get things done more quickly,” Dooley said as he waited at a roadblock to return home to San Diego’s Rancho Bernardo area. In 2003, only 50,000 people were evacuated in San Diego County. This week, more than 500,000 people were ordered to evacuate in San Diego County alone. In addition to the reverse-911 system, authorities also shut down schools, halted mail delivery and urged people to stay home if they were not in danger. On Wednesday, about two dozen people gathered at a police barricade in Rancho Bernardo, which was one of the hardest-hit areas, hoping to retrieve medications and belongings – or simply to see whether their homes were intact. What awaited was an apocalyptic scene: House after house, 29 on one street alone, reduced to piles of blackened concrete with only chimneys left standing, charred hulks of metal that once were cars sitting in driveways. At one point, police officers lifted a barricade only to turn residents away several hundred yards down the road at a second barricade. Some of the homeowners cursed at the officers. “You let us in just to send us back out,” one angry man yelled from his car. Six of San Diego County’s 42 evacuation centers were full, but there was plenty of space at Qualcomm Stadium, home to the NFL’s Chargers. People rested on cots that lined covered walkways circling the bleachers and quietly watched television. There were no bathroom lines. Some displaced homeowners complained that the evacuations went too far. Ron Morris, 68, saw smoke but no flames Sunday night when he was ordered to leave a motor home park in Ramona, northeast of San Diego. He drove his home to Qualcomm Stadium’s parking lot. “It’s good that everyone got out, but they did it too early in my opinion,” he said. Authorities made no apologies. “All but the most unlucky people can see the fire coming,” Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said Wednesday in an interview. “There’s no reason you should have loss of life, certainly for civilians.” The only confirmed death from the flames was Thomas Varshock, 52, of Tecate, a town this side of the U.S.-Mexico border southeast of San Diego, the San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office said. Authorities had told him to evacuate, but he didn’t leave and authorities left to take care of other evacuations, the medical examiner’s office said. Firefighters returned to save two people trapped at his home Sunday but were unable to rescue Varshock, said Rick Hutchinson, a deputy incident commander for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. Four firefighters were overcome by flames. One was in critical condition Wednesday; another was in serious condition. Another 25 to 30 homeowners ignored orders Tuesday to leave unincorporated Deerhorn Valley southeast of San Diego, forcing firefighters to return to save them, Hutchinson said. Homeowners who stayed behind knew firefighters were overwhelmed and figured their lives were safe, said Al Guerin, a San Diego County assistant sheriff. “They say, ‘Yeah, OK,’” he said, “and then they call you later and say ‘Help! Help! Help!’”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SAN DIEGO — A merciful easing of the winds fueling Southern California’s sprawling wildfires finally offered a chance to fight back against some blazes Wednesday, and weary residents could take solace in an overriding sign of hope: Just one person has died from the flames. That contrasts to 22 dead from a fire of similar magnitude four years ago, and while the final toll has yet to be tallied from this week’s fires, officials were crediting an automated, reverse 911 calling system that prompted the orderly evacuation of more than half a million people. That was 10 times the number evacuated four years ago. “On the call, it was like, ‘This area, go! This area, go!’” said Steve Levstik, who got his call 15 minutes before flames swept through his upscale, densely populated Rancho Bernardo neighborhood. “In 2003 there was less guidance. It was like, ‘Just pay attention to the news and if it looks bad, leave.’” On Wednesday, winds dropped to 21 mph to 36 mph – still strong, but nothing like the gusts of up to 100 mph that raked fire zones earlier in the week. That helped firefighters fully contain the three major blazes in Los Angeles County by nightfall.last_img read more

Podcast: Sportsday on talkSPORT 2, June 20

first_imgThis Monday morning on Sportsday we look ahead to tonight’s Euro 2016 action as England and Wales both look to reach the last 16.The Three Lions take on Slovakia, while Chris Coleman’s side go up against Russia. There is also reaction to Dustin Johnson’s win at the US Open and Andy Murray’s triumph at Queens Club. All brought to you by Tom Macleod and the team.last_img

BlackBerry battle settled

first_imgNEW YORK – Research In Motion Ltd., the maker of the BlackBerry e-mail device, Friday announced it has settled its long-running patent dispute with a small Virginia-based firm, averting a possible court-ordered shutdown of the BlackBerry system. RIM has paid NTP $612.5 million in a “full and final settlement of all claims,” the companies said. At a hearing last week, NTP had asked a federal court in Richmond, Va., for an injunction blocking the continued use of key technologies underpinning BlackBerry’s wireless e-mail service. At the hearing, Judge James R. Spencer expressed impatience with RIM and urged a settlement. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant “He basically questioned the sanity of RIM, and said it wasn’t acting very rationally,” said Rod Thompson, patent attorney at Farella, Braun and Martel in San Francisco. “His prodding of the parties worked.” The settlement is on the low end of expectations, Thompson said, especially since RIM will not have to pay any future royalties. There had also been talk of NTP receiving a stake in RIM. RIM, which is based in Waterloo, Ontario, had already put away $450 million in escrow, the amount of a settlement in 2004 that later fell apart. RIM will record the additional $162.5 million in its fourth-quarter results, it said. The settlement ends a period of anxiety for many of the more than 3 million BlackBerry users in the United States. Uncertainty over the outcome had some customers wondering whether they would experiences brief outages or even a shutdown. “I’m relieved,” said Matt Lattman, a management consultant in Boston. “I’ve had it for about a year, and at this point, I can’t imagine life without it.” RIM had assured users it had developed new software to work around NTP’s patents. But because few details were released, analysts and some corporations expressed concerns about the viability of the technology and the legal ramifications of adopting it. With a settlement, RIM will be able to avoid any of the headaches associated with introducing this new technology. Even if the software worked, it, too, might have been challenged by NTP, introducing yet another twist to this complicated and long-running case. In arguing against an injunction, RIM’s attorneys had stressed the public interest in keeping its service running. Government and emergency employees would be exempt from the BlackBerry ban, but sorting them from other users would prove difficult and problematic. RIM attorneys also noted that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, in a proceeding parallel to the Virginia case, was poised to finally reject all patents at the heart of the case. Spencer first issued an injunction in 2003 but held off on its enforcement during RIM’s appeals. After those efforts largely failed, the case returned to Spencer. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


first_imgDillons Hotel in Letterkenny.A company director who racially abused a hotel manager because he would not allow him to take a woman back to his room has been ordered to pay €1,000 to charity.Alan Heagan appeared at Letterkenny District Court after a night out celebrating with his brother, another company director in their woodchip boiler firm. The accused, 27, and his brother George, aged 26, returned to Dillon’s Hotel where Alan tried to bring a woman whom he had met up to his room.However, he was stopped by management and told he could not bring the woman into the hotel.Garda Inspector Goretti Sheridan told the court that Heagan then became agitated and began to verbally abuse the member of staff and used racial insults.The Garda revealed how Heagan, who was charged with using threatening and abusive language and being intoxicated, told the man he was a Muslim and also called him a “black bastard.”He told staff “what the f***? I have paid for the room . I’m going up to that room and thats what’s happening.”He also told the hotel worker that he did not have to listen to a “black refugee” and that he was a white Irishman.At the stage the accused was told he was no longer welcome in the hotel and was arrested by Gardai who had arrived at the hotel.Solicitor for the accused, Mr Frank Dorrian, said his client was ashamed of what he had done and said he had contacted the hotel to apologise for his actions.The court heard that Mr Heagan’s brother George was also involved in the incident but to a much lesser extent and did not racially abuse hotel staff. He was charged with obstructing  police officer and being intoxicated.Neither men had any previous convictions.Judge Paul Kelly said Alan Heagan’s behaviour was outrageous and entirely unacceptable.“You would wonder that someone who came out with that type of language and blame it on drink, that perhaps that type of attitude is more deeply held than is being claimed here,” he said.He ordered Heagan of  26 Lurgey Road, Dungannon, Co Tyrone, to donate €1,000 to the Little Angels Special School in Letterkenny and also ordered his brother George to pay a further €500 to the same school.Both men returned with the money a short time later and Judge Kelly agreed to strike out the charges.MAN RACIALLY ABUSED HOTEL WORKER AFTER BEING STOPPED FROM BRINGING GIRL TO ROOM was last modified: December 4th, 2015 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:abuseAlan HeagancourtDillons HoteldonegalGeorge Heaganletterkennyracist abuselast_img read more


first_imgDONEGAL will see snow over the next few days, Met Eireann said today.Foecaster Gerard Fleming said most snow will be confined to higher ground. However he predicted that in Donegal we would “see some accumulations of snow in lower areas.”The prediction follows similar forecasts by the BBC in the North and by Sky News. Met Eireann have a gale weather warning issued predicting high winds and prolonged showers of hail, sleet and snow for today.TONIGHT’S WEATHER: Cold and windy tonight. Showers will continue, mainly over Ulster, Connacht and west Munster, but some will extend further east. They’ll be wintry on high ground, falling as sleet or snow, especially in north Connacht and Ulster where some snow flurries are possible at lower levels also. Lowest temperatures of -1 to 4 degrees with fresh to strong west to northwest winds. Frost and icy patches possible in areas sheltered from the wind.© 2011, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law. Follow us on us on anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.comACCUMULATIONS OF SNOW ON WAY – MET EIREANN was last modified: December 4th, 2011 by BrendaShare 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:donegal snowdonegal weatherlast_img read more

Severe frost and ice warnings continue tonight

first_imgFurther weather warnings have been issued ahead of another cold night and potentially dangerous road conditions tomorrow (Tuesday).Met Eireann have a Status Yellow low temperature alert in place tonight from 8pm to Tuesday morning at 10am as freezing conditions and widespread frost continue.AA Roadwatch have reminded motorists that while much of the frost has cleared today, snow and ice continues to linger on many routes including secondary roads and sheltered areas. Temperatures could dip to between 0 and -4 degrees tonight, bringing more icy roads and footpaths.Donegal County Council have confirmed that all major routes will be gritted tonight from 4pm. Motorists are warned to assume that no road is ice free.It will be dry in most areas of the northern counties tonight apart from isolated showers in coastal areas, forecasters said. Tuesday will begin dry, clear and frosty. Rain will set in by the afternoon and evening, which could turn into snowfall at higher altitudes.People across Donegal experienced a day of travel disruption, school closures and cancellations today in light of the bad road rural conditions. If you have a closure or cancellation notice please email Severe frost and ice warnings continue tonight was last modified: December 11th, 2017 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

Well-known TV presenter Joe to launch Donegal Coastal Experience App

first_imgWell-known TV Presenter Joe Mahon will be on hand on Thursday morning next at the launch of the new Donegal Coastal Experience WebApp in Letterkenny Public Service Centre.Joe Mahon is best known for his incredibly successful and long-running television series, Lesser Spotted Journeys.Leas Chathaoirleach of Donegal County Council Cllr. Noel Jordan believes that Joe Mahon is the ideal person to have on hand on Thursday morning to launch what is essentially a new way of telling a yarn, sharing stories and capturing the value of intangible cultural heritage from along our stunning coastline. He said “This WebApp story map is something that will appeal to many people not just those visiting our coastline but for local people who want to share photos and the oral history of their own local communities and I am delighted that Joe Mahon will be there on Thursday morning as we launch this app.“One of the most appealing aspects of social media is its ability to allow us to share special moments with a wider audience including our circle of family and friends. This WebApp has been specially designed to allow the user to upload this information using mapping technology and this information will then be used by our own Planning Team to allow them to capture and manage this data which would otherwise be impossible to capture.”This innovative WebApp is being launched by Donegal County Council and has been developed by the in-house GIS Team as part of the Interreg Europe funded Hericoast project which aims to improve the management and preservation of coastal heritage and landscapes.Project Officer Aideen Quinn said some aspects of our coastal heritage are intangible. She added “For example you could meet someone such as a guide at a specific location and enjoy their stories – this information cannot be readily put on paper but could be uploaded on the App via a photograph or comment and that would engage a wider audience in sharing the experience as well as provide us with meaningful information that could help inform best practice in terms of managing and preserving our unique coastal heritage and landscapes”.The WebApp is does not need to be downloaded which means it will not take up memory on a device.It will work on any device or platform including Android, Windows and Apple.It will not go out of date as it is accessible at all times through the website and designed to be promoted on social media. The WebApp will be available at or on the Councils website at .• The Hericoast Project is funded through Interreg Europe where the Council will examine on an international learning platform and through the experiences of the partner countries, informed and innovative measures to manage the cultural, environmental, built and natural landscape along the coast of Donegal.• Claire Mc Callan, Conservation Architect and Alana Green, Executive Planner are joint project managers. • Further information on the project can be obtained at www.interregeurope/hericoast/.Well-known TV presenter Joe to launch Donegal Coastal Experience App was last modified: January 23rd, 2018 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:Donegal Coastal Experiencejoe mahonWeblast_img read more

Online journalists’ alerts

first_imgA new free online tool has been launched to help journalists source relevant content for their stories. Media Alerts will allow journalists to reach the people with the right contacts and information, before deadline.Media Alerts is aimed at helping reporters decrease the amount of time spent finding information and industry experts. Radio and TV producers will also find it especially useful for sourcing people to interview for the next talk show. Based on the popular American Help A Reporter Out concept, Media Alerts is a simple service to help journalists get the best content, quickly.How it worksThrough an easy to use online form, you enter your specific requirements, from looking for IT experts who can comment on the new communications minister, to finding entrepreneurs who use Facebook for business. You will be able to specify the details of what you need, your deadlines and how you would like to receive the information.Your requests will be sent to a database of people who are in a position to help. The person who has the right information can then contact you directly, following the contact preferences and deadlines you specify.Using the power of networksThe subscribers that receive your requests are mostly PR practitioners, who have direct access to the CEOs, MDs, entrepreneurs, celebrities and other networks of interesting individuals. With their extensive contacts, plus their desire to build good relationships with more journalists, they are an obvious source for the information you need.The PR subscribers have been given one rule though – to only ever send you content that is directly relevant to your request. Any abuse of this rule will see them being removed from the service.Start sending your requests nowMedia Alerts will be sending the first alerts on 21 May, so in the meantime, be sure to submit your requests for the next story you need to research – it’s free. Your requests will form part of the first batch of Media Alerts, helping you access a fast-growing network of people who want to help you.Media Alerts is an Encyclomedia service, designed to make journalists’ – and PR practitioners’ – work a little simpler.Do you have queries or comments about this article? Email Mary Alexander at marya@mediaclubsouthafrica.comRelated articles2010 Gauteng media guidelines Young reporters go mobile The media in South Africa Useful linksMedia AlertsEncyclomediaHelp A Reporter OutGovernment Communication and Information African National Editors’ Forumlast_img read more

Update: Fate of watershed rules still up in the air

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest  Leave a CommentThe Ohio Soil and Water Conservation Commission will meet at 10 a.m. Nov. 1, and likely decide whether to designate eight watersheds in northwest Ohio as “distressed.”While Farm Bureau does not believe the public will have an opportunity to comment, we do want to make members aware of the details if they are interested in attending. The meeting will be held at the Ohio Department of Agriculture, 8995 E Main Street, Reynoldsburg, in the Bromfield Administration Building.A special task group of the Ohio Soil and Water Conservation Commission met Oct. 25 to discuss an Ohio Department of Agriculture report intended to justify the designation. The task group declined to discuss a previously submitted Ohio Farm Bureau analysis that shows the criteria for declaring a watershed in distress have not been met.Group Chairman and OSWCC member Fred Cash will prepare a report on the group’s findings that will be presented to the full commission Nov. 1. Ohio State Vice President and CFAES Dean Cathann Kress will assist in preparing that report. At that meeting, the full commission may vote to approve or deny the designation or to conduct further study.In July, Gov. John Kasich issued an executive order to declare the watersheds to be distressed. The order is subject to approval by the commission. Upon advice from legislators, Farm Bureau, SWCDs and others, the commission chose to defer its decision pending the task group study. If approved, the designation would require 7,000 farmers to create nutrient management plans and restrict nutrient application.  Leave a Commentlast_img read more