51 journalists held overnight for demanding press freedom

first_imgNews June 9, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 51 journalists held overnight for demanding press freedom NepalAsia – Pacific Organisation News Reporters Without Borders today condemned the arrest of 51 journalists yesterday in Kathmandu while taking part in a demonstration organised by the Federation of Nepalese Journalists (FNJ) to demand the restoration of press freedom. They were held overnight and released this morning.”Nepal’s journalists have already been subject to censorship and repeated arrests ever since King Gyanendra assumed full powers on 1 February, and now they find themselves exposed to reprisals when they dare to demand the restoration of their rights,” the press freedom organisation said.The demonstrating journalists, who were demanding an end to the ban on news reporting by radio stations, were surrounded and manhandled by police when they crossed the perimeter of an area of streets near the royal palace in Kathmandu which has been declared a “restricted zone” for protesters.The demonstrators were bundled into police vans and taken to the Mahendra police station in Kathmandu. Those detained included all of the FNJ leadership – president Bishnu Nisthuri (photo), vice-president Shiva Gaule, general secretary Mahendra Bista and secretary Balaram Baniya – and many other leading FNJ members such as Surya Thapa, Narayan Amrit, Purnat Basnet and Ramji Dahal. Follow the news on Nepal Several of the journalists, including Hemanta Kafle and Deepak Rijal, were roughed up and injured at the time of arrest. They were all freed this morning after being held for a total of 17 hours.This was the largest number of journalists detained in a single operation since the government imposed its curbs on the press at the start of February. Police arrested nearly 300 journalists at an “illegal” demonstration in April 2004. Before yesterday, the figure for journalists arrested and imprisoned since 1 February was at least 30, while 35 others had been briefly detained. May 17, 2019 Find out more May 29, 2019 Find out more News Help by sharing this information Nepalese journalists threatened, attacked and censored over Covid-19 coverage NepalAsia – Pacific June 8, 2020 Find out more News RSF_en Under Chinese pressure, Nepal sanctions three journalists over Dalai Lama story Receive email alerts Nepal: RSF’s recommendations to amend controversial Media Council Bill to go furtherlast_img read more

New York governor extends shutdown to May 15

first_img“I don’t want to project beyond that period,” he said. “One month is a long time.”The announcement came on the eve of the implementation of a directive mandating New Yorkers wear face coverings in public places where they cannot stay six feet (about two meters) apart.Jamie O’Reilly, owner of a dog-walking business, said the continued shutdown was “stressful” but “you just have to roll with the punches.””That’s what New Yorkers do,” the 31-year-old told AFP. ‘Health first’ Also on Thursday New York Mayor Bill de Blasio issued a frank appeal to the White House for federal assistance, as he unveiled a shaved budget for the city where coronavirus has slashed revenue.His $89.3 billion budget for the fiscal year starting July 1 is $6 billion less than his initial proposal in January.De Blasio said the city estimates a massive drop in tax revenue due to the coronavirus shutdown: $7.4 billion over the current fiscal year and the next.”That is a horrifying figure,” the mayor said.”No New Yorker is responsible for this horrible crisis, but New York has borne the brunt — we are the epicenter,” de Blasio continued”I made clear to the president his hometown needs him,” the mayor of America’s economic engine continued. “Anyone who wants that national recovery better take care of the places that will have to build this recovery.””If President Trump raises his voice, the Republican Senate will follow, period.”The mayor’s proposed budget cuts included keeping the city’s outdoor pools closed for the summer, which he estimated could save New York $12 million.Job losses from the coronavirus pandemic in the United States hit 22 million Thursday, according to government data, and the president has vowed to lay out plans for re-opening the world’s largest economy.But like Cuomo, de Blasio warned that “it would be a huge mistake” to re-open “too early” the city that has most of its more than 8 million residents sheltering at home.Both leaders have emphasized that mass testing is key to re-booting economic activity.O’Reilly, who owns the dog-walking business, said the coronavirus shutdown has been particularly painful for those in the city who have lost income, but that “I really trust in our governor for putting people’s health first.””Why does the economy matter if we’re not around to spend any money because we’re all sick?” New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Thursday extended his shutdown order in the US coronavirus outbreak epicenter until May 15, citing data showing improved conditions but insisting on the need to maintain vigilance.The governor pointed to falling rates of hospitalizations and intensive care admissions, but said infection rates would have to decrease significantly before the economy could begin re-opening.”I would like to see that infection rate get down even more,” Cuomo said, reporting that 606 more people had died in the last day, the lowest daily toll in 10 days. Actress Christine Rowan agreed, saying she’d be “pleasantly surprised” if the city was up and running by September.”I’m keeping my expectations low and just trusting the process,” she said.”It’s a pain in the ass but it’s sort of the new normal, for at least a little while.”In a hopeful sign, Cuomo said New York state — where more than 11,500 people have died from COVID-19, with more than 213,700 confirmed infections — would donate 100 ventilators each to hard-hit New Jersey and Michigan and 50 to Maryland.Less than a month ago, the state of some 20 million people was sounding desperate appeals for the life-saving devices.”We understand about sharing resources like we’ve never understood before, and we understand about sharing among states and how good people were to New York when we needed it,” Cuomo said. Topics :last_img read more

Hero CPL 2020 season confirmed for August 19-September 26

first_imgTHE Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) and Cricket West Indies (CWI) have come to an agreement on a tournament window for the 2020 tournament. In a release to the media, it was revealed that next year’s CPL season will take place between August 19 and September 26.For the third successive year, all West Indies contracted players will be available for the duration of the event and with top quality international stars also set to take part, fans across the Caribbean will be able to see the best talent the cricket world has to offer.Speaking about the window for the tournament, Pete Russell, COO of Hero CPL, said: “We are very pleased to be playing our tournament in August and September, a time of year that is perfect for us and our fans. Having the best Caribbean cricketers and the world’s best overseas players is the foundation of our tournament and this period gives us that. We may be just days away from the 2019 tournament, but we are already making plans for next year to ensure that we continue to see the phenomenal growth and economic impact that CPL has seen over the years.”Johnny Grave, CEO of CWI, said: “The Hero CPL has developed into one of the best and most exciting T20 competitions in the world and we look forward to hosting another successful tournament next month.  We are pleased that we have once again found a window in our international calendar for the 2020 season to ensure that all the best West Indian cricketers can take part, as the tournament plays a crucial role in our preparations and planning for the ICC T20 World Cup in 2020.”last_img read more

Real Madrid president wants to see Roger Federer vs Rafael Nadal at the Bernabeu

first_imgAdvertisement cz4dNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs852Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ed( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 9nfWould you ever consider trying this?😱7kkcCan your students do this? 🌚xheRoller skating! Powered by Firework Real Madrid’s president Florentino Perez has revealed that the Spanish football giants are planning to host an exhibition tennis match between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal at the Santiago Bernabeu. In a recent board meeting, the members were informed about the idea along with the proposal to introduce a Real Madrid women’s team.Advertisement Spanish newspaper ABC claims that the president has spoken with Nadal on his plans to arrange the match in front of a massive crowd, 80,000 to be specific. The match would record the largest ever attendance seen at a tennis match, double more than the current record which stands at 35,681 when Kim Clijsters beat Serena Williams in an exhibition at the King Baudouin stadium in Brussels. However, the two greatest tennis players of all time will break the record when they play their African friendly in front of 50,000 people next February.Advertisement The Swiss and the Spaniard have met on 40 occasions with Nadal having a 24-16 advantage over his opponent. The pair was almost set to face each other for the first time ever in the US Open last week, but Federer lost the quarter-final to Grigor Dimitrov much to the disappointment of the fans. Nadal on the other hand, went on to lift the trophy beating Daniil Medvedev in an outstanding final which lasted four hours and 50 minutes. Both Nadal and Federer will be back in action at the Laver Cup next weekend where they might play doubles together for Team Europe.Although, it is unclear at the moment about the date and time of the epic match at the Bernabeu, it appears that the clash will take place once the 38-year-old Federer retires from the ATP tour.Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN – FRIDAY JANUARY 6, 2017

first_imgNorberto Arroyo, Jr.2842014%21%$218,490 Peter Eurton820025%25%$78,320 Doug O’Neill2741415%33%$166,045 TrainerMts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won John Sadler1144236%91%$198,344 Flavien Prat2872525%50%$482,093 FINISH LINES: In a prelude to the inaugural $12 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational at Gulfstream Park Jan. 28, Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith will be available to sign a beautiful free color poster of Arrogate tomorrow beginning at 10:45 a.m. in the Santa Anita saddling paddock…Midnight Storm, front-running winner of Sunday’s Grade II San Pasqual Stakes, likely will pass the $12 million Pegasus World Cup at Gulfstream Park on Jan. 28 and train up to the Grade I Santa Anita Handicap on March 11. “I think we’re leaning towards waiting for the Big ‘Cap,” trainer Phil D’Amato said Friday morning . . . Jerry Hollendorfer assistant Dan Ward said champion filly Songbird, a finalist for 2016 Horse of the Year along with Arrogate and California Chrome, is due at Santa Anita Jan. 24 from WinStar Farm in Kentucky where she has been since suffering her first loss, by the narrowest of noses, after a memorable stretch duel with victorious Beholder in the Breeders’ Cup Distaff on Nov. 4 . . .Argentine-bred Infobedad, the “Secretariat of Claimers” who won Sunday’s sixth race by 26 ½ lengths, believed to be the largest winning margin ever at Santa Anita, didn’t necessarily shock John Sadler with the runaway victory over the wet/fast (sealed) track. “Usually South American horses like the mud, so we thought he’d like the track,” the trainer said. “We thought it (the margin) was a combination of him liking it and some of the others hating it, so it kind of sorted itself out.” Sadler didn’t lose the six-year-old horse that was in for a $25,000 claiming tag, but might keep an eye on the sky before deciding on his next race. “We’ll follow around the radar map and look for rain again,” he said . . . Caesar Dominguez, taking a break from training, has taken the book of apprentice Austin Solis, son of Hall of Fame jockey Alex Solis . . . Agent J.R. Pegram now represents Martin Garcia, formerly with Tony Matos, who now has Santiago Gonzalez . . . Trainer Matt Chew and Santa Anita morning line oddsmaker Jon White will be Tom Quigley‘s guests, Saturday and Sunday respectively, in the East Paddock Gardens at 11:20 a.m. . . . Jockey Fernando Perez, injured in a mishap at Del Mar Dec. 2, was in good spirits at Clockers’ Corner Friday morning but is months away from returning to the saddle. “It’s unfortunate that I was injured,” Perez said, “but it feels good to have a vacation.” Kent Desormeaux2432413%38%$339,248 NOTED AND QUOTED ENTERED IN ‘TOUGH’ SANTA YNEZNoted and Quoted is entered to make her first start of the new year on Sunday in the Grade II Santa Ynez Stakes for three-year-old fillies at seven furlongs. It would mark her first start since Nov. 5, when the gray daughter of The Factor finished seventh after leading in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies at 1 1/16 miles.“The Santa Ynez is a very tough spot,” said Bob Baffert, who trains Noted and Quoted for Speedway Stable, LLC. “That should be a Grade I; it’s a really tough race.”Baffert would be seeking his fifth win in the Santa Ynez, having captured it with Queen of Money for Mike Pegram in 1997; Yearly Report for Golden Eagle Farm in 2004; Indian Blessing for Patti and Hal Earnhardt in 2008; and Awesome Baby for Kaleem Shah in 2013.The Santa Ynez, race eight of nine: Resilient Humor, Kent Desormeaux, 30-1; Sandy’s Surprise, Mario Gutierrez, 15-1; Unique Bella, Mike Smith, 8-5; Carrie, Modesto Linares, 50-1; Princess Karen, Rafael Bejarano, 8-1; Noted and Quoted, Martin Garcia, 5-1; Go On Mary, Jamie Theriot, 20-1; Shane’s Girlfriend, Flavien Prat, 9-5; and It Tiz Well, Drayden Van Dye, 6-1. Jeff Mullins320067%67%$66,945 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS Martin Pedroza1844322%61%$140,080 ‘BOOGER’ & BELVOIR REUNITE FOR VICTORYMemories of years past in Seattle filled the air at Santa Anita following this past Monday’s sixth race, as a pair of former Emerald Downs leading riders, Gallyn (Booger) Mitchell and Vann Belvoir, combined on a $21.00 win mutuel with $12,500 claimer, Jimmy the Juice.Trained by Belvoir, Jimmy the Juice, who won by 1 ¾ lengths, registered his second career win from 13 starts.“He’s a good gate rider and he always gives you an honest effort,” said Belvoir, who led all Emerald riders prior to retiring from the saddle following the track’s inaugural season in 1996. “We’ve had good luck together. He’s a hard-working guy with a lot of experience and he’s a good horseman.”Emerald’s all-time leading rider and a member of the Washington Racing Hall of Fame, Mitchell, 54, overcame a heart attack in April 2013, and, following the death due to heart and kidney failure of his young daughter, Samantha Jo, this past June, decided to come out of a 13-month retirement in November.“Sami Jo was amazing, the strength and courage she showed . . . ” said Mitchell in an interview with the Auburn (WA) Reporter that was published Nov. 17. “I’ve got my weight down to 115 (pounds) and I’m feeling really good. I started getting on horses three months ago and took my time getting ready. I’ll keep riding as long as I’m having fun.”Safe to say, there’ll be plenty of fans and horsemen wishing “Booger” all the best this winter at Santa Anita. Richard Baltas2123410%43%$179,418 Tyler Baze3763416%35%$250,102 Drayden Van Dyke2834011%25%$157,388 Kristin Mulhall721029%43%$26,155center_img -30- Philip D’Amato1031330%70%$328,635 RING WEEKEND TRAINING WELL FOR SAN GABRIELTeam Motion hopes Ring Weekend continues his winning ways in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 San Gabriel Stakes for four-year-olds and up scheduled for 1 1/8 miles on turf.The gelded son of Tapit won the Grade II Seabiscuit Handicap at Del Mar on Nov. 26 after a troubled trip in the Breeders’ Cup Mile in which he was seventh, but beaten less than four lengths, on Nov. 5. “He ran a great race in the Breeders’ Cup and he’s been training well since,” said Aimee Dollase, assistant to trainer Graham Motion.The San Gabriel: Blue Tone, Kent Desormeaux, 12-1; Point Piper, Mario Gutierrez, 8-1; Flamboyant, Flavien Prat, 4-1; Itsinthepost, Tyler Baze, 10-1; Conquest Daddyo, Luis Contreras, 15-1; A Red Tie Day, Corey Nakatani, 6-1; Quick Casablanca, Gonzalo Ulloa Perez, 15-1; Twentytwentyvision, Mike Smith, 4-1; Perfectly Majestic, Victor Espinoza, 8-1; Ring Weekend, Drayden Van Dyke, 5-2; and Some in Tieme, Tiago Pereira, 20-1. TVG TO DEBUT ‘THE STARTING GATE’ ON WEEKENDSStarting this Saturday, TVG will debut The Starting Gate, a new hour-long show that will air Saturday and Sunday mornings, providing an in-depth look at the horse racing industry, emerging prospects, current stars in training personalities behind the races.Hosted from TVG’s Los Angeles studios, TVG2’s The Starting Gate will feature an inside look at first-time starters at major U.S. racing venues with a focus on the breeding, pedigree, farms and people who brought them to the races. With reporting from racing analysts Caton Bredar, Christina Blacker and Britney Eurton, The Starting Gate will also feature stakes previews and recaps from across the country and live interviews with breeders, owners, trainers and jockeys.“Along with the wagering that we focus on every day, Thoroughbred breeding and sales is a major economic engine that drives participation in horse racing and The Starting Gate will shine the spotlight on this important aspect of our sport,” said Kip Levin, CEO of Betfair TVG. “There are people and stories behind every horse that reaches the starting gate and we want to bring those stories to racing fans everywhere.”The new show will debut Saturday, Jan. 7 and a new episode will air each Saturday at 7:30 a.m. and Sunday at 8 a.m. PST on TVG2. The Starting Gate will be produced by Becky Witzman-Somerville, former producer of HRTV’s Race Day America, The Horizon and First Call.Additionally, to benefit racing industry stakeholders and bring more attention to the sales and breeding segment of the racing industry, TVG and TVG2 will air live coverage of the Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale.“Keeneland applauds TVG’s efforts to provide fans a comprehensive view of the horse industry, and we look forward to their coverage of the January Horses of All Ages Sale,” Keeneland Vice President of Racing and Sales Bob Elliston said. “In order for fans to really appreciate the economics and excitement of racing, they have to understand a horse’s journey from the breeding farm and sale to the racetrack.”TVG2 will air gavel to gavel coverage for the first two days of the sale, Monday, Jan. 9 and Tuesday, Jan. 10, with additional coverage on Wednesday, Jan. 11. Christina Blacker will be on-site at Keeneland Monday and Tuesday to provide reports and interviews for both TVG and TVG2. The sale concludes Jan. 13.The January Sale includes broodmares, broodmare prospects, yearlings, horses of racing age and stallions. Prominent January sales grads include Mind Your Biscuits, who recently won the Grade I Malibu Stakes and Miss Temple City who captured this year’s Matriarch, Shadwell Turf Mile and Maker’s 46 Mile, each a Grade I race. Jerry Hollendorfer2136314%57%$327,889 Patrick Gallagher621133%67%$143,890 (Current Through Monday, Jan. 2) William Spawr830238%63%$90,861 WELL-TRAVELED COLONEL SAMSEN TRIES DIRT IN SHAMColonel Samsen, the Marco Polo of current Triple Crown candidates, makes his seventh start on his fifth different race track when he runs in Saturday’s Grade III Sham Stakes for three-year-olds at one mile.The son of 2008 Santa Anita Derby winner Colonel John ran previously at Golden Gate, Del Mar, Kentucky Downs, Presque Isle Downs and Santa Anita, winning his last two, at Del Mar on grass and at Golden Gate on synthetic. The Sham will mark his first race on dirt.“He doesn’t discriminate,” said Eoin Harty, who trained Colonel John. “He’s got DiamondStatus (top level for frequent fliers of Delta Airlines).“I had the horse in Chicago, then ran in a $130,000 maiden race at Kentucky Downs. That kind of money would put anybody on a bus (Colonel Samsen finished second). He ran well there so I brought him to Santa Anita, and he ran well here.“He broke his maiden at Del Mar (Nov. 13), then a stake came up in San Francisco (the Gold Rush on Dec. 3, which he won) and now it’s time to try him on dirt in the Sham.”In other Sham news:John Shirreffs is optimistic Gormley will perform well when the son of Malibu Moon makes his three-year-old debut in the Sham. Owned by Jerry and Ann Moss, Gormley has not raced since finishing seventh in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile last Nov. 5.“Condition-wise and weather-wise, it’s a go,” Shirreffs said. “He’s trained very well. He came out of the Breeders’ Cup in great shape and has trained well since.“As to strategy, we’ll let Victor (Espinoza) make that decision once the gates open. There’s enough speed in the race that maybe he doesn’t need the lead; I don’t know. He’s still kind of new at developing a style. Hopefully, he’ll pick a style that works.”Big Hit goes from a maiden allowance win at Del Mar Nov. 19 to the Sham, a race Phil D’Amato hopes will lead to bigger and better things for the son of Super Saver owned by Gary and Mary West.“He’s a big, good-looking horse and hopefully he’s on the improve,” the trainer said of the Kentucky-bred bay. “He has a good head on his shoulders and he had excuses in his first two races, which is why he didn’t run well.“But he put it all together in his last race (winning by 3 ¼ lengths). We’re kind of testing the waters going long, but he should be ready to go.”The field for the Sham, which offers 17 Kentucky Derby qualifying points, 10 to the winner: American Anthem, Mike Smith, 9-5; Term of Art, Joe Talamo, 5-1; Bird Is the Word, Kent Desormeaux, 20-1; Colonel Samsen, Flavien Prat, 12-1; Gormley, Victor Espinoza, 8-5; Big Hit, Santiago Gonzalez, 4-1; and Blabimir, Mario Gutierrez, 12-1. J. Keith Desormeaux921222%56%$249,915 Luis Contreras1832417%50%$142,944 SHAM STAKES LURES TRIPLE CROWN HOPEFULSRING WEEKEND HOLDS FORM FOR SAN GABRIELTVG’S ‘THE STARTING GATE’ TO DEBUT SATURDAYSANTA YNEZ HAS A GRADE I QUALITY: BAFFERTMIDNIGHT STORM LIKELY TO WAIT FOR BIG ‘CAPCHAMP SONGBIRD DUE AT SANTA ANITA JAN. 24‘BOOGER’ AND BELVOIR TOGETHER AGAIN Rafael Bejarano2742715%48%$327,648 JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won Peter Miller1543327%67%$255,570last_img read more

Bolt is a privilege – Grange

first_imgSports Minister Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange says that Jamaicans should feel privileged to have seen sprint legend Usain Bolt compete.Grange was speaking at the launch of the JN Racers Grand Prix, and hailed Bolt for continually achieving excellence on behalf of the country. She described him as someone who is a superstar but also very humble, adding that he should be respected for succeeding every time he competed.”We have said it many times. He’s extraordinary, he’s wonderful, he’s funny, he’s truly amazing,” Grange said. “But I’m not sure that we quite understand yet what a privilege it is for us to live in the time of Usain Bolt. In a way, he has spoilt us – not only Jamaicans, but he has spoilt the entire world! He represents tremendous talent, hard work and he knows how to have fun.”STATUE THIS SUMMERGrange also reminded the audience that Bolt will be honoured at Statue Park at the National Stadium this summer with an eight-foot statue to be made by local sculptor Basil Watson.”We are on schedule to complete this statue by Independence and to have the mounting coincide with Bolt’s final World Championships in London,” Grange said. “It will be spoken about and studied by athletes for generations to come. I’m determined that Jamaica will do its part in memorialising and celebrating this once-in-a-lifetime athlete, and there are more things to come.”The minister said that although this is only the second staging of the meet, she is expecting it to be a “highly anticipated event”.”(This is) particularly because the country’s greatest athletics son – the world’s greatest athlete, Usain Bolt – will compete for us one last time on home soil. Is that so?” Grange said while jokingly suggesting to Bolt that she wants him to reconsider retirement.- R.P.last_img read more

200-year-old pony trap is completely unrecognisable after restoration work

first_imgMembers of the Men’s Shed project in Carndonagh have painstakingly restored a 200-year-old old pony trap, salvaged from a local farm, to its former glory.The pony trap was used by a local family in the Glentogher area since approximately the 1800s.Men’s Shed Carn, Chairman Jimmy Marchbank said; “One of our members brought in the pony trap which had been donated to him by a local family. It was falling apart and needed significant restoration and repair. Through some support from Inishowen Development Partnership’s School Completion Fund, one of our members Robert Toland took it on as a project and with the help of some of the other members, successfully restored the centuries old pony trap to its former glory. “Techniques used in the restoration project were as close to the original techniques as possible including ‘hooping the cart’ wheels.”Ross Buchanan, a member of the family who donated the pony trap, explained how they were delighted at how it has been restored and went on to tell the story and history of the pony trap.“The old trap had lain in the top of the byre since I was a boy, and indeed since my mother was a child. Much of the woodwork had been consumed by woodworm and when the old byre was demolished the trap could easily have been lost forever.“The McMonagle family have been on the land in Glentogher since the early 1860s. The first son to live here was James McMonagle who married Annie Smyth and they moved there from further down Glentogher in 1863 after their wedding. James had four sons and seven daughters in the home. “The pony trap was certainly there in the time of James’ son William and was regularly used to go to Hillhead Church. Rumour has it that the young lads would race home against the Cunninghams of Cashel, and perhaps the Northeys of the Planting who also had a grand trap.“It isn’t known if this was the cause of a pony’s death on the way home one Sunday, when the unfortunate animal collapsed on the way back at the site of the old Glen school. I once heard a story that my grandmother (née Smyth) had recounted that the McMonagles thought they were something special coming to church in a trap. Perhaps that is why she married one!Robert Toland and the restored pony trap“The previous occupants of the house, an English family by the name of Gare, had left in the late 1850s. In recent years, the descendants of one Edward Gare who had lived there during that time, made the trek back from Australia, and by chance their paths crossed with my mother.“They passed on a journal that Edward had composed which included a fascinating account of his time in Ireland and life in Glentogher.Men’s Shed Carn members, Denise Mc Cool Inishowen Development Partnership (IDP), and Annie and Ross Buchanan and their children (in the trap).“One of his tales mentions a trip with horse and conveyance to purchase a plough. Upon completion of the transaction the vendor insisted that young Edward take a drink of whiskey with him. “Young Edward was reluctant at first, but finally succumbed to sustained pressure after being assured it was superior stuff which tasted like milk. Before he was halfway home, our hero was overcome and awoke in his bed the following day; the horse having safely brought him and the rig home. It is probably unlikely that this was our trap, as traps became popular later in the century.“It is wonderful to see such an antiquity revived, which for all intents and purposes was lost. Robert has done a first class job of restoring the trap. Indeed its renewed condition is a testament to his perseverant efforts. I hope that it may serve well as a rallying beacon for the Men’s Shed of Carndonagh.”Jimmy Marchbank says that the Men’s Shed Carn was established in 2012 to give men of the area an opportunity to share their skills in a community-based setting.For more information you can check out their Facebook page. 200-year-old pony trap is completely unrecognisable after restoration work was last modified: July 19th, 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:Men’s Shedprojectrestorationlast_img read more

Giants make big decision on Kevin Pillar, center field becomes a question mark again

first_imgThe San Francisco Giants’ leader in home runs, RBI, runs scored and stolen bases will not return to the organization next season.Center fielder Kevin Pillar expressed a desire to remain with the Giants in 2020, but ahead of Monday’s non-tender deadline, Pillar was informed he will not have the chance to do so.With a bold decision that is certain to disappoint a significant percentage of Giants fans that fell in love with Pillar’s all-gas, no brakes style of play, president of baseball …last_img

Warm weather boosts fieldwork in Ohio Crop Progress

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Temperatures were about 8 degrees above normal for the week, according to Cheryl Turner, State Statistician, USDA NASS, Ohio Field Office. There were 2.8 days suitable for fieldwork in Ohio during the week ending April 14. Fields were still soft, but operators were able to spray weeds, spread manure, and apply top-dressings to fields before rain fell Sunday. Fruit trees were beginning to bud and winter damage assessments were being made. Cold season vegetables were reportedly going into the ground as soil temperatures began to increase. Oats were planted at a quick pace compared to the 5-year average while weather conditions allowed. Winter wheat continued to green up. Conditions improved slightly with 33 percent of wheat rated good to excellent condition.Click here to read the full reportlast_img read more

High Visibility: The Weather Underground Goes Full-Screen

first_imgRelated Posts Thanks to the Weather Underground, the weather just started to look a lot nicer. The popular weather-tracking site just launched fullscreenweather.com, which does exactly what the name implies. The new site gives you a full screen Google Maps display and overlays it with current weather reports from the over 16,000 personal weather stations that report data to the service. The map can also display a precipitation layer or cloud layer and you can, of course, see local forecasts and sever weather alerts. frederic lardinois Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#news#web Most importantly, though, the maps just look gorgeous. By default, the map will show temperature readings around your location from the Weather Underground’s vast network of personal weather stations. That network could be a liability if the data wasn’t good, but as RWW’s resident weather expert (and webmaster) Jared Smith just told me, the company has a very good reputation among weather geeks for weeding out bad data.As the company points out, the web service should also work very well with touch-enabled devices, including the iPad.Overall, this isn’t a groundbreaking new application, but it sure is a very nice way to browse through weather data on a large interactive map. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more