Fire service praised for swift response to Raphoe blaze

first_imgAudioHomepage BannerNews WhatsApp Twitter Fire service praised for swift response to Raphoe blaze Twitter An investigation is continuing into a house fire at the Diamond in Raphoe. Firefighters have combated the blaze which broke out earlier this morning however considerable damage is said to have been caused to the property as a result of the blaze.The area has been sealed off with Gardai expected to carry out a full forensic examination later today.Local Cllr Frank McBrearty has been praising the swift response of the local fire service:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook Pinterest By News Highland – May 29, 2019 Previous articleSix of Ireland’s 13 MEPs now electedNext articleJim McLaughlin to be honoured with Freedom of the City News Highland center_img Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+ Community Enhancement Programme open for applicationslast_img read more

O.C. Arts Center to Host Juried Photography Show

first_imgThe Ocean City Arts Center is located in the Community Center. (Photo courtesy of Ocean City Arts Center website) Whether you are a professional or amateur photographer, the Ocean City Arts Center is accepting photos, Saturday, March 13 through Monday, March 29, for the Annual Juried Photography Show.All entries must be delivered to the Ocean City Arts Center, in the Community Center at 1735 Simpson Avenue.The photographs that are chosen will hang in the gallery April 1 through April 30.They will be for sale.The following prizes will be awarded: Best of Show: $250; President’s Award: $200; Second Place: $150; Third Place: $100; and Two Honorable Mentions: $50 each.A maximum of three photographs may be submitted accompanied by an entry fee of $18 per submission. They must be framed, wrapped around canvas or displayed on metal. All submissions must be wired for hanging.All information related to the show is available at will be posted on the website and will also be available at the Ocean City Arts Center.The Ocean City Arts Center is open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday. For more information call (609) 399-7628.last_img read more

Tao: Drum Heart Heads to New York

first_img A host of talented Japanese percussionists and dancers will energize New York with Tao: Drum Heart. Performances will run February 11 through February 14 at NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts. Following the New York engagement, the show will continue its North American tour.Tao combines the Japanese art of Taiko drumming with contemporary costumes and choreography. The group started out at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2004 and has gone on to perform at the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver and in over 400 cities. Amon Miyamoto, who helmed the 2004 revival of Pacific Overtures, directs.With Tao, Miyamoto reunites with his previous Pacific Overtures collaborators: costume designer Junko Koshino and set designer Rumi Matsui.Get a taste of Tao below. View Comments ‘Tao: Drum Heart’ (Photo credit: Drum Tao)last_img read more

Pellegrini wants Negredo to stay

first_img “Last year he did very well and then had an injury with his shoulder and after that he didn’t play so well but he’s always an important player for us. We don’t want to sell him. We want him to stay with us.” Pellegrini, speaking at a press conference on Friday, said there was “nothing for the moment” when asked about possible signings before Monday’s transfer deadline. Other players out of the first-team picture, such as Micah Richards, John Guidetti and Scott Sinclair, have been linked with moves away from the Etihad Stadium but Pellegrini was again non-committal. He said: “We will see what happens with them in the next 48 hours. “They know at the moment they are not part of the squad because we have enough players with the 22 players I chose for this year, but in this moment I really don’t have any news.” Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini insists the club have no intention of selling striker Alvaro Negredo. Pellegrini said: “For the moment there is no news about that, for Negredo or anybody. We are not receiving any offers for any players. “At this moment he is part of our squad and we are not trying to sell him and nobody has given an important offer.” It is not the first time Negredo has been linked with a move since the end of last season, with Atletico Madrid reportedly interested over the summer. Negredo made an immediate impact at City last season after arriving from Sevilla in a £20million deal. He went on to score 23 goals in all competitions but the last of those came in January as he suffered a loss of form in the second half of the campaign after suffering a shoulder injury. That slump cost him a place in Spain’s World Cup squad but the player himself dismissed claims he was homesick, saying he was very settled at City. Pellegrini said: “Maybe one month ago some Spanish clubs had an interest in him but that was one month ago. “At this moment Alvaro is injured but part of our squad. The 29-year-old Spaniard, who is currently sidelined with a broken metatarsal, has been linked with European champions Real Madrid. Reports have claimed Negredo, who had a spell with the Primera Division giants’ B team earlier in his career, is being lined up as a potential alternative should the club fail in attempts to sign Monaco’s Radamel Falcao. Press Associationlast_img read more

As Agritourism Expands, Right to Farm Act Protects Farmers, Residents

first_imgBy Gretchen C. Van Benthuysen |FREEHOLD – For people who do most of their daily traveling east of the Garden State Parkway, it may come as a bit of a surprise that Monmouth County has 823 farms sitting on 38,961 acres.Also, that the market value of the agricultural products sold by those farms in 2012 was $84.4 million, with crops making up 80 percent of those sales and livestock 20 percent, according to the 2012 Census of Agriculture prepared by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, which is compiled nationally every five years.The idea of living next to a bucolic setting in a metropolitan area may sound like a good idea. But what happens when the farmer’s tractor kicks up clouds of dust or he turns his fields into a corn maze that attracts thousands of cars and people?That’s what the Right to Farm Act is designed to address. Signed into law in 1983, it resolves issues and conflicts between farm businesses and residential and commercial neighbors. The first seminar on the topic was hosted Jan. 31 by the Monmouth County Division of Planning’s Environmental and Sustainability Planning Section at Monmouth County’s Agricultural Building, 4000 Kozloski Road, Freehold.About 70 people attended, including Monmouth County Agriculture Development board members, municipal land use and health officials, owners of preserved farms, beginning farmers and participants in the Grown in Monmouth program.Harriet Honigfeld, from the Division of Planning, explained complaints must first be filed with the County Agriculture Development Board (CADB) or the State Agriculture Development Committee (SADC) before they can be taken to court.The county received more than 20 inquiries related to right to farm in 2017. Some were handled informally or directed to other authorities. Several resulted in public hearings that could be time consuming.She and speakers Brian Smith, chief of legal affairs for SADC, and his associate, legal specialist Alison Reynolds, all encouraged farmers to be proactive with their neighbors and for neighbors to talk about any issues with the farmer to avoid nuisance suits.“CADB’s job is to balance farming interests with nonfarming interests,” Smith said. “Farming can’t endanger public health and safety.”To be a commercial farm, according to the Farm Act, it must operate on 5 acres or more and produce at least $2,500 annually (482 farms in Monmouth County reported more than that in 2012.) Less than 5 acres, the annual production requirement is $50,000. Both must satisfy the requirements for farmland assessment.Approved farm activities include producing agriculture or horticulture; replace soil nutrients and soil tilth; conduct on-site disposal of organic agricultural waste; process and package the farm’s output; operate a farm market; solar, wind or biomass generation, equine activities, and beekeeping.Honigfeld said she receives the most complaints from Howell, Marlboro and Colts Neck for a number of reasons. Many are about business versus farm. Recently, concerns are special events and agritourism (activities that bring visitors to a farm, such as picking fruit or feeding animals).“Some of our farms have been proposing special events that potentially could be covered under RTF regulations, particularly if they are promoting and helping draw the public into being aware and purchasing products grown and produced on the farm,” she said. “I will tell you, since this has been coming up, weddings are not covered under the RTF regulations.”This month, she said, CADB will be reviewing its first request for farm-to-table events using produce grown on the farm. She declined to be specific because the case has not yet been heard.“This is a really big and burgeoning area for our farmers and municipalities, all over the state, in fact,” she said. “But more public interface on the farm itself brings all kinds of issues and questions when you have a lot of people for the evening or afternoon.”She cited health codes, waste water as well as bathroom and parking issues.“These all need to be addressed, but certainly it’s a direction a number of our farmers are looking to take,” she said. “We certainly have a lot of people moving into growing herbs and vegetables and all sorts of things that can be made into a value-added product to be sold and presented to the public.”Elaine Taylor, chairwoman of the Howell Farmers Advisory Committee and owner of Shangri La Farm where she grows organic vegetables, medicinal and culinary herbs on 5.3 acres, said her goal was to unite farmers.“I hope to take all this information and move in a positive direction,” she added.This article was first published in the Feb. 8-15, 2018 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more

Time to put the pedal to the metal for the 2016 West Kootenay Glacier Challenge

first_imgIt’s back to the basics for West Kootenay Glacier Challenge organizers as annual ride to fight MS (Multiple sclerosis) is returning to its original route August 20-21.After a shortened route in 2015 due to paving of Highway 6 in the Slocan Valley, organizers are pleased to once again offer the traditional route around Kokanee Glacier from New Denver to Nelson to Kaslo and back to New Denver.”It is our fifth annual tour and we are back to our original route that starts and finishes in New Denver with an overnight in Nelson,” said Leona Dimock, West Kootenay Glacier Challenge Bike Tour Coordinator. “(Ride of) 222 kilometers over two days with great food with more than 100 volunteers to help make it a memorable weekend and Fundraiser for the MS Society.”All participants must raise a minimum of $350 to participate in the event. Dimock said if the minimum has not been achieved by event weekend participants will be asked to cover the difference in order to participate. “Of note the average fundraising total for participants in the West Kootenay Glacier Challenge is $1100,” Dimock said.Proceeds from MS Bike fund vital MS research and programs & services that enable those affected by MS. To participate, all you need is a bike and a passion to end MS.Multiple sclerosis (MS), also known as disseminated sclerosis or encephalomyelitis disseminata, is an inflammatory disease in which the insulating covers of nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord are damaged. This damage disrupts the ability of parts of the nervous system to communicate, resulting in a wide range of signs and symptoms, including physical, mental, and sometimes psychiatric problemsDimock said this tour is run by the West Kootenay Chapter of the MS Society and the money raised supports the programs and services we offer in the West Kootenay and Boundary areas to people living with MS and their caregivers.The top fundraiser in the West Kootenay Glacier Challenge receives a gift certificate for dinner at their favourite Heritage City restaurant compliments The Nelson Daily.Currently there are 76 cyclists and 14 teams entered.In 2015 59 riders busted the $60,000 mark to help the fight against MS.For more information on the MS Bike Tour — West Kootenay Glacier Challenge go to webite link or contact Leona Dimock at 1-866-352-3997 or email [email protected]last_img read more


first_imgJOCKEY QUOTESRAFAEL BEJARANO, FANTASTIC STYLE, WINNER: “It just depends how fast you go. I decided to use her a little bit from the gate to stay close, I sat second the whole way and I knew the five, Amaranth, was done.“She’s been working really well in the mornings so I just think she’s getting better and better.”TRAINER QUOTESMIKE MARLOW, ASSISTANT TO BOB BAFFERT, FANTASTIC STYLE, WINNER: “She just cruised. He (Rafael Bejaranao) was loaded all the way. She was off for a while but Bob had her ready. She was really impressive. It was a good comeback race.”NOTES: The winning owner is Kaleem Shah who resides in San Diego.-30-last_img read more

Campsite management furious after holidaymakers dump rubbish in site

first_imgA well-known campsite in Creeslough has hit out after holidaymakers who came into their camp and dumped their rubbish.Management at Wild Atlantic Camp are furious after the visitors dumped the rubbish in recycling bins.A spokesperson said “We at Wild Atlantic Camp pride ourselves in being a sustainable Family run Glamping Business in the heart of Creeslough, providing much-loved tourism-focused Glamping accommodation and recreational facilities for our fantastic guests and for the local community. “Our ethos has always been community-led and community-focused and our main objective has always been the promotion of environmental awareness and sustainability.“As a result we have a strong policy of recycling our waste and rubbish at Wild Atlantic Camp.We encourage and promote this practice to our lovely staying guests and provide recycling rubbish bags, information and bins on our complex, (solely for our guests use).“Our guests are so positive about our environmental standpoint and we are proud to see that even our young guests are getting involved in our recycling and LEAVE NO TRACE promotion and practice onsite.” The camp spokesperson added that certain individuals, not guests at the site, felt that for some reason, they had a right to drive onto their Glamping Site and open their boots to dump all of their household and holiday rubbish into and beside our recycling refuse bins.When confronted, one couple actually admitted that they had disposed of their rubbish on the Wild Atlantic Camping site on a previous occasion.The spokesperson added “The other couple, were actually staying in another campsite in the area in their permanent caravan but thought nothing of driving into Wild Atlantic Camp on their way home to dispose of all of their Rubbish! (Not divided up for recycling, by the way!)Both CCTV footage and number plate recognition cameras are in operation at the complex.The spokesperson added “We pay our annual commercial refuse fees (which aren’t cheap) solely for the purpose of facilitating our staying guests to dispose of and recycle their refuse onsite. “What right does it give non-staying guests to freely drive into Wild Atlantic Camp and dump all their refuse in large black bags beside our refuse facility?“The disrespect is one thing, making us pay for and sort their refuse is another but more importantly, what is this teaching society in general and our younger generation who are growing up in a more environmental and sustainably aware culture?”Campsite management furious after holidaymakers dump rubbish in site was last modified: July 18th, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Anime Wig 30cm Short Layered Anime Men Women Cosplay Hair Full Wig : Cannot find any fault.

first_img It worked as a stand-in for a matt (mail jeevas) cospay as the colour photographs/films well and was easy to cut and style. The packaging was very easy to open (with scissors, being vacuum sealed kept it in good shape) although it is a little tight and itchy. Would definitely recommend as a temporary wig. It’s a really nice wig, i must admit. Just slightly hard to style. It was a small bit too long but that was alright.Over all it was lovely and extremely soft. Would need a bit of major styling. Not uncomfortable to wear but i’ve had better?.White colour is a bit more grey than it is white but it’s not bad. Wig cap doesn’t show and its the same length as it is in the photograph. Comes looking a bit like a mullet but it’s okay. Overall, well made, shipping and packaging was good and it came with a free wig cap?. Good but not quite what i expected. . It’s a good wig and with a bit of styling, it would work great with a costume. Only problem was that it looked longer than in the photo (or i have a big head) and didn’t fit the criteria for my current cosplay which needed the hair to be a little longer. But all in all, it’s good, it’s decent quality and is worth it for the price. Very thick and has a lot if volume, nice colouring. Good but not quite what i expected. . It’s a good wig and with a bit of styling, it would work great with a costume. Only problem was that it looked longer than in the photo (or i have a big head) and didn’t fit the criteria for my current cosplay which needed the hair to be a little longer. But all in all, it’s good, it’s decent quality and is worth it for the price. The colour was perfect but the length was not accurate and nothing like the picture. Also malted a lot on first touch. I honestly was a bit concerned at first for buying this wig yet when it arrived i am over the moon with it ;;3;;. It’s super soft (it feels like human hair) and is amazing quality. The wig cap comes with instructions which really helped as i’ve never had that type of wig cap- which was netting. Overall, i’m really happy and would definitely recommend buying this. The colour was perfect but the length was not accurate and nothing like the picture. Also malted a lot on first touch. This wig is one of the best i’ve received, it came fast, and is very high quality. Lovely wig very heat resistant to able to straighten and blow dry. Very thick and has a lot if volume, nice colouring. It is quite hard to style and when it arrived i realised that it actually is shorter than what i was anticipating and i am questioning if i am the only 1 who has experienced this with their wig?.Excellent for prussia (hetalia) cosplay. . Arrived earlier than expected. It truly is best for my prussia cosplay. It is a minor bit challenging to fashion the fringe, but in general i’m amazed with the solution.The wig arrived within three-5 performing days, and arrived in a shut packaging. I mainly purchased it for cosplay use, as i hope to go to some occasions in the future, and considered this generic colour and model fits several anime people. Its simple to design into the regular two sided fringe glance, with help from a straightener (take note: this solution states it is safe and sound up to 160c). The coloration is a daring black of extremely high quality its thick and prolonged.I actually was a little bit anxious at 1st for shopping for this wig but when it arrived i am about the moon with it three. It is really tremendous delicate (it feels like human hair) and is awesome good quality. The wig cap comes with instructions which genuinely served as i’ve by no means experienced that variety of wig cap- which was netting. All round, i’m truly happy and would definitely propose acquiring this.Terrific cosplay wig, seriously very good good quality for the value. It is very hard to style and when it came i realised that it actually is shorter than what i was expecting and i am wondering if i am the only one who has experienced this with their wig?. Not too easy to style like the photo, i cant find where the gap is to create the bangs. It worked as a stand-in for a matt (mail jeevas) cospay as the colour photographs/films well and was easy to cut and style. The packaging was very easy to open (with scissors, being vacuum sealed kept it in good shape) although it is a little tight and itchy. Would definitely recommend as a temporary wig. Lovely wig very heat resistant to able to straighten and blow dry. Pretty good for the priceGood but not quite what I expected.Great wig, love it!Anime Wig 30cm Black Short Layered Anime Men Women Cosplay Hair Full Wig + Free Wig Cap1 Free wig cap to help you to create a perfect lookingThere is an adjusted hook inside,therefore one size fits mostSynthetic Hair –Soft touch and natural looking, feels and move like real human hairPerfect for halloween,themed parties and fancy dress parties or just for a change of look. Great for Cosplay Costume, fancy ball and sports-themed events.You can restyle this wig by youself with blow dryer, straighteners or curlers without damaging it up to 140 degree Celsiuslast_img read more