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Weather Update: Met Éireann lift snow warning for Donegal

first_imgMet Éireann has lifted their Status Orange Snow-Ice warning for Donegal.Met Éireann previously predicted that Donegal could be struck by up to 8cm of snow between 11pm tonight and 11pm tomorrow night.Status Orange Snow-ice Warning for Connacht, Cavan, Monaghan, Donegal, Dublin, Kildare, Laois, Longford, Louth, Wicklow, Offaly, Westmeath and Meath has been issued, valid 23hrs 9/12 to 23hrs 10/12. Please see for further info.— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) December 8, 2017 This afternoon, the meteorologists have updated the forecast to exclude Donegal from their original report.The warning now only applies to Carlow, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Longford, Wicklow, Offaly, Westmeath, Meath, Galway, Mayo, Roscommon and Tipperary.UPDATE ON NATIONAL WEATHER.— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) December 9, 2017Nonetheless, Donegal is still in for a cold night, with the regional forecast predicting lowest temperatures of -2 to -6 degrees with light to moderate easterly winds. “It will be very cold and mostly dry tonight with some clear spells and a widespread frost and some icy patches developing. Cloud will build from the southwest as the night goes on with a band of sleet and snow moving into southern parts of the province which will bring some large accumulations,” Met Éireann says.To keep up to date with road conditions, you can follow Donegal County Council on Facebook and Twitter.Weather Update: Met Éireann lift snow warning for Donegal was last modified: December 10th, 2017 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:donegaliceMet Eireannsnowlast_img read more

Buncrana businesses suffering as barricades remain after fire

first_imgBusiness owners and local residents in Buncrana are suffering due to a section of the town being blocked off after last month’s fire.Barricades remain at the Ferris Lane junction on Main Street following the major fire which destroyed The Plaza ballroom and John Barr’s shop.Almost two months later, local representatives are calling for alternative safety measures to reopen the road to pedestrians and motor users. Inishowen Sinn Féin Councillor, Jack Murray said: “Both myself and Senator Pádraig Mac Lochlainn have been regularly contacted by local residents and business owners who have become extremely frustrated with the duration of the closure of the Ferris Lane junction.“Businesses are suffering and people’s livelihoods are being put at risk. A huge section of the population of the town, based around Marian Park and Maginn Avenue, is also inconvenienced when walking to the Main Street.“In large urban areas, alternative safety measures are employed. Both Pádraig and I have requested that the potential for a scaffolding tunnel – which protects pedestrians from falling debris but doesn’t impede their journey – is investigated and installed.“People have now been patient for far too long and this extremely important junction must be opened up.”  Buncrana businesses suffering as barricades remain after fire was last modified: March 21st, 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:buncranaBusinessCllr Jack Murrayfirelast_img read more

Martin’s Ten Rules of Roof Design

first_imgLots of things can go wrong with roofs: bad flashing can cause leaks, a poorly designed valley can turn into a slow-moving glacier, and misplaced gutters can do more harm than good. Experienced roofers see a lot of stupid roofs.Soon after I dropped out of college in 1974, I got my first construction job. I was hired by Edward J. Thornton Roofing Company in Newtonville, Massachusetts. The company paid me $3.50 an hour. For the next 12 months, I installed countless bundles of asphalt shingles and mopped acres of tar-and-gravel roofs with hot asphalt. Every now and then, I also helped Ed, the company’s sheet-metal worker, to install copper valleys and copper-lined cedar gutters on slate roofs.Most of the time, I was installing asphalt shingles, back in the days before nail guns and portable compressors. We used heavy wooden extension ladders. My staging consisted of 2×12 planks laid on hardwood shingle brackets; each bracket was secured to the roof with three 16d nails. We never had any fall protection.My tools were simple: a 16-oz. straight-claw Estwing hammer, a Stanley utility knife, a cat’s paw, a chalkline, a measuring tape, a pair of metal snips, and a cotton nail bag. My tool box was so light that I was able to commute to the roofing shop on my bicycle; I strapped my tool box and my lunch box on the rack over the rear wheel. (Fortunately, my boss delivered the ladders, staging, and shingles to the job site.)I really enjoyed shingling. I still remember the satisfaction I experienced every time I nailed the last few cap shingles on the end of a ridge — especially when the weather was sunny.Once a roofer, always a roofer. I still shake my head when I drive by a house and see a… Start Free Trial Already a member? Log in Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details.center_img This article is only available to GBA Prime Memberslast_img read more

3 Reasons Decentralization is the Future of Currency

first_imgJoel CommThe Functional Futurist Tags:#bitcoin#Blockchain#Cryptocurrency#currency Decentralized cryptocurrencies can’t be manipulated. There will never be more than 21 million Bitcoins in circulation. They’re currently released at a rate of 1,800 every day, and no individual or group has the power to change the release rate. Unlike fiat currency, the value of cryptocurrency is only set by the market and can’t be affected by a government decision. Blockchain – Impending Revolution in Glob… Perhaps the most outstanding reason that decentralized currencies are the future of money is that they’re truly global. Sure, there might be lots of Bitcoin miners in China. Just as decentralized currencies have no central authority that sets their value, so they also have no central location. Cryptocurrency users can send a digital coin from Nebraska to Nairobi and on to Nagasaki without ever running into trouble at an international border.This freedom to send money digitally is how the world operates now. Globally we might still be made up of nation-states — but business is global and has no borders. Business is Global and has no Boarders                                                                                                Image: Artem Beliaikin @belart84 PexelsA product made in one country will often have been assembled from parts ordered from a dozen other countries and sold to half a dozen more. The global economy needs a currency free of the control of any government, and that can be used to ensure that each of those transactions takes place smoothly. Business will always go forward to become more international. Every company wants to find new markets, and it wants as few barriers as possible, blocking its ability to sell to those markets. A decentralized currency makes doing business around the world more accessible. That’s the future of money. ToyBox and PlayTable Partner Together For Block… That makes decentralized currencies the most democratic form of money ever created. Because it’s not the currency of any country, no government decision can set its price. Decentralized currencies are entirely in the control of the people who use it. The more people who use Bitcoin to make transactions, the more demand there will be, and the higher the price will rise. But no government or body can try to counteract that pressure by producing more coins. It’s all down to the people. You Can’t Manipulate a Decentralized Currency Why is Bitcoin Soaring? Decentralized Currencies Are Truly Global Currency leaves a lot of power in the hands of government and officials whose decision-making isn’t always predictable. Related Posts Joel Comm is New York Times bestselling author, blockchain enthusiast, podcast host, professional keynote speaker, social media marketing strategist, live video expert, technologist, brand influencer, futurist and eternal 12-year old. With over two decades of experience harnessing the power of the web, publishing, social media and mobile applications to expand reach and engage in active relationship marketing, Joel is a sought-after public speaker who leaves his audiences inspired, entertained, and armed with strategic tools to create highly effective new media campaigns. His latest project is as co-host of The Bad Crypto Podcast, a top cryptocurrency show making the future of digital payments easy to understand. Decentralized Currencies are Democratic Governments have all sorts of tools at their disposal affect currency rates. If they merely print more money—as they did during the recovery from the last crash—the value of the currency will fall. If they change interest rates, they affect the supply of money available, also changing its value. Governments can also spend more taxpayer’s money, sending more of the currency to run through the economy. A lot of big claims are made about cryptocurrency in general and Bitcoin in particular. It’s going to change the world, we’re told. The foundation of those big cryptocurrency claims has nothing to do with Bitcoin’s value — or the fact that it only exists in a digital form. It’s the future of money. It’s a whole new way of thinking about currency and capital and finance. There are three main reasons decentralization is the future of currency. The future of currency will all come down to decentralization. That term is essential for changing the way currency currently operates.Decentralization is Important for Three Reasons. How Blockchain Changes Nowadays Business Securitylast_img read more

AI waives cancellation, rescheduling charge on Kashmir flights

first_imgNew Delhi, Jul 10 (PTI) Air India today said it will not charge any ticket cancellation or rescheduling fee for travel to and from Kashmir, which has been rocked by violence.Air India has decided to waive cancellation and no-show charges from the customers who had booked their flights to or from Srinagar due to the prevalent situation in Kashmir, an Air India spokesperson said here.The spokesperson also said that the airline will also not charge any amount for the rescheduling of pre-booked flights.The relaxed norms would be applicable for both domestic and international flights to and from Srinagar on tickets booked before July 9 for travel up to July 11.At present, all domestic airlines charge a heavy fee of up to Rs 2,000 from fliers for a ticket cancellation and rescheduling.Meanwhile, Jet Airways has also announced that it would re-book the tickets of its customers without any charges due to the current situation in the valley.”Due to the current unrest situation prevailing in Srinagar, we have been informed by DGCA to allow guests to rebook their tickets without charges,” Jet Airways spokesperson said.18 people have been killed and 200 injured in clashes between protesters and security personnel following the killing of Hizb militant Burhan Wani in an encounter on Friday. PTI IAS MP RTlast_img read more

Canelo Álvarez, Gennady Golovkin both make weight ahead of title showdown

first_imgShare on Pinterest Both men appeared in superb physical condition when they disrobed with Álvarez claiming a slight edge in crowd support. Neither batted an eye during the traditional staredown.Golovkin (37-0, 33 KOs), the Kazakh knockout artist known as Triple G, is defending his WBA, WBC and IBF middleweight titles in a scheduled 12-round bout at the T-Mobile Arena. The 35-year-old is coming off a unanimous-decision win over Daniel Jacobs in March, which marked the first time in 24 fights he’d been extended the full distance, ending a nine-year knockout streak that extended back to when he was fighting eight-rounders during the George W Bush administration.Álvarez (49-1-1, 34 KOs), the popular red-headed puncher from Guadalajara who’s had two stints as a junior middleweight title-holder, is coming off a one-sided beatdown of Julio César Chávez in May that took place at a contracted catchweight of 164½lbs, helping establish a foothold in the division that Golovkin has dominated for most of the decade. Technically, the 27-year-old is the lineal champion at middleweight by virtue of his career-best win over Miguel Cotto in 2015 (though, notably, that bout took place at a catchweight of 155lbs, five below the division limit).Speaking after Friday’s weigh-in, Álvarez scoffed at the notion that Golovkin’s well-documented appetite for destruction in a higher weight class gave him pause.“When I was born, all of the fear had already been given out,” he said through a translator. “I’m going to show him who Canelo really is.”Golovkin, who’s become as adored for his broken-English bon mots as his crowd-pleasing style, was typically to the point when pressed for his prediction.“Big gift to people!” he said. US sports Canelo Álvarez Topics Share on Twitter Since you’re here… Gennady Golovkin … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Share on Messenger Boxingcenter_img Read more Share on Facebook Share on WhatsApp Share via Email Support The Guardian Reuse this content Share on LinkedIn Canelo Álvarez and Gennady Golovkin have both made weight ahead of their hotly anticipated middleweight title fight on Saturday night in Las Vegas.Golovkin was first on the scales on Friday afternoon at the MGM Grand Garden Arena and came in exactly at the division limit of 160lbs. Álvarez, sporting a thin red beard, also tipped the scales at 160lbs before an estimated crowd of 9,000. Saul Álvarez and Gennady Golovkin – hard side of the street to Las Vegas glitzlast_img read more

Kane looking for more after setting Spurs mark

first_imgPremier League ‘Hopefully I’ll keep scoring’ – Record-breaker Kane looking for more after setting Spurs mark Nicholas McGee Last updated 1 year ago 06:05 1/14/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Harry Kane Tottenham Wimbledon Mike Hewitt Premier League Tottenham Hotspur Harry Kane Tottenham Hotspur v Everton Everton Tottenham striker Harry Kane is not focusing on future records after becoming their top Premier League goalscorer in history. Harry Kane expressed pride at becoming Tottenham’s record Premier League goalscorer, but insisted it was a case of “on to the next one” after their 4-0 win over Everton.Kane scored his 97th and 98th Premier League goals for Spurs to break Teddy Sheringham’s record as Tottenham eased to victory at Wembley.England striker Kane has been talked up as someone who could break Jimmy Greaves’ all-time Tottenham record of 266 goals and Alan Shearer’s all-time Premier League record of 260. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player But he is not focusing on future milestones, telling BT Sport : “Four-nil in any game is a great result, Everton are a good side and we played well, we created space and took our chances.”It’s something I’m very proud of but it’s on to the next one, just keep going and these boys are great at setting me up. We’ve got to just keep winning games as a team and hopefully I’ll keep scoring.”I might have been offside [for his first] but sometimes you get them sometimes you don’t. It went my way so I’m happy.”Very proud to become @ Spursofficial ‘s all time leading @premierleague goalscorer! More to come… — Harry Kane (@HKane) January 13, 2018 On the possibility of one day surpassing Greaves, Kane added: “Let’s see what happens. I try to keep my goals a bit shorter than that. Month-by-month I’ll set a target, but who knows what will happen.”Son Heung-min was the best player on the pitch as he scored the opening goal, set up Kane’s first and hit the post.The South Korea forward has been involved in more goals at Wembley this season than any other Tottenham player, scoring seven and assisting four.However, Son accepts trying to match Kane is a futile task.”I think we played very well, it’s not just me because the team-mates help me that’s why I score a lot of goals at Wembley,” he said.”It’s impossible to beat this guy because he’s one of the best strikers and one of the best players but he works really hard. He’s younger than me but I’m learning from him.”Spurs have a full week off before returning to Premier League action against Southampton on January 21. Kane and company are level on points with fourth-placed Liverpool, who take on runaway league leaders Manchester City on Sunday.  Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

People who booed Steve Smith at Lord’s not cricket fans: Mitchell Johnson

first_imgPeople who booed Steve Smith at Lord’s not cricket fans: Mitchell JohnsonAshes 2nd Test, England vs Australia: Steve Smith was booed as he returned to bat after getting hit on his neck by a nasty Jofra Archer bouncer. Smith retired hurt on 80 but returned to add 12 runs to his tally on Saturday. advertisement Asian News International LondonAugust 18, 2019UPDATED: August 18, 2019 12:31 IST Ashes 2nd Test: Steve Smith was dismissed for 92 in Australia’s 1st innings (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSA section of the Lord’s crowd booed Steve Smith as he returned to continue his inningsOne of the biggest disappointing things for me was the crowd: Mitchell JohnsonEngland and Australia are heading into an exciting day of cricket on SundayFormer Australian bowler Mitchell Johnson has not taken booing of Steven Smith in a healthy spirit as he said ‘fans who booed the player are not cricket lovers’.”It has really disappointed me. I do not care what people say. Yes, they can say he is a cheat and whats why we are booing him but that is absolute rubbish to me. Yes, he has done what he has done,” Johnson can be heard saying in a video posted by ESPN Cricinfo.Smith had to deal with two blows on day four of the second Test match at Lord’s Cricket Ground. Firstly he was struck on the elbow by Jofra Archer and soon after he received a striking blow on the neck by a bouncer bowled by the pacer and he immediately went down.Physios from both England and Australia attended Smith, but the batsman had to leave the park in order to have a concussion test. A little while later, the batsman made his way back to the crease, but a section of England crowd was seen booing the player.”One of the biggest disappointing things for me was the crowd and I am not saying it was the whole crowd, but there were a couple of boos that you could hear through the microphone,” Johnson said.”You can boo him when he comes out to bat at the start of innings, but seeing him getting booed when he came back out after being struck by Archer, that was disappointing. The fans that booed Smith are not cricket fans according to me,” he added.advertisementSmith went on to play a knock of 92 runs against England in the first innings of the second Test match.The right-handed batsman has been in a rich vein of form as he struck centuries in both innings of the first Test match. He became only the fifth Australian to score centuries in both innings of Ashes Test.He also surpassed Indian skipper Virat Kohli to become the second-fastest batsman to register 25 Test centuries.Ever since, Australia landed in Australia to play the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup and Ashes, Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft have been subjected to boos from the England crowd.The trio was involved in a ball-tampering scandal against South Africa in 2018 and this resulted in the players getting suspended for one year.In the ongoing second Test of the Ashes, England will resume day five at 96/4 with a lead of 104 in the second innings.Also Read | Steve Smith clears concussion protocol after being hit on neck by Jofra Archer bouncerAlso Read | Jofra Archer’s hostile spell reminds Ricky Ponting of 2005 seriesAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Ashes 2019Follow Steve SmithFollow Lord’s cricket groundFollow England VS Australialast_img read more

Traffic Advisory Halifax Regional Municipality

first_img -30- HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 103/Highway 213 (Hammonds Plains Road) Motorists are advised that new traffic lights will be installed today, Nov. 9, at the intersection of Highway 213 and the eastbound on- and off-ramps at Exit 5 on Highway 103. The lights will flash for an introductory period, and begin normal operations early next week. Local Area Office: 902-835-2702 Fax: 902-835-1860last_img

Fundraising Pilot Project Helps Students Learn and Earn

first_imgThe Department of Energy is shedding new light on school fundraising with the launch of an energy efficiency fundraising pilot project at two schools in Halifax Regional Municipality this fall. Energy Minister Bill Dooks launched the pilot project at Robert Jamison Elementary today, Sept. 26. The project will be launched at John W. MacLeod/Fleming Tower Elementary on Tuesday, Oct. 3. The students will be selling energy efficient items to raise funds for school initiatives. “This fundraising project will be beneficial to the students as they will be learning about energy efficiency in addition to raising funds for the schools,” said Mr. Dooks. Neighbouring residents will also benefit from the campaign as they will have the opportunity to purchase energy-saving compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs, light emitting diode (LED) night lights and water conservation kits. “By making a few simple changes around the house, we can all reduce our energy costs and help the environment,” said Mr. Dooks. Karen Webber, principal of Robert Jamison Elementary, said her students, many of whom are active members of the school’s Green Club, are enthusiastic about the fundraiser. “This project provides our students with the opportunity to participate in a fundraising campaign that really means something to them and that has the potential to help others as well,” said Ms. Webber. Plans for a full-scale fundraising campaign will be determined upon the completion and evaluation of the pilot project.last_img read more