Warnings issued for four Donegal beaches ahead of heavy rainfall

first_imgDonegal County Council has issued a precautionary warning for bathers at four Donegal beaches this weekend.Due to a Status Yellow rain warning for Friday and forecasted heavy rain for the rest of the weekend until Monday, the council has a 5-day warning in place at: Lisfannon in Buncrana, Lady’s Bay in Buncrana, Bundoran and Fintra in Killybegs.The warning is in place to protect bathers from pollution which may come from storm influx. The heavy rain causes storm water to run off fields and houses into the river, which usually deposits into the bathing waters resulting in a higher than normal E.coli.To reduce the risk of illness, beach users should take the following precautions:Avoid swallowing or splashing waterWash your hands before handling foodAvoid swimming with an open cut or woundAvoid swimming if you are pregnant or have a weakened immune system.Higher levels of bacteria are usually short-lived and most bathers are unlikely to experience any illness, according to Donegal County Council. Warnings issued for four Donegal beaches ahead of heavy rainfall was last modified: August 29th, 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)last_img read more

Meet SA’s sporting heroes on this Sunday’s Play Your Part TV series

first_imgPlay your Part TV Series host Kabelo Mabalane on set ahead of this weekend’s installment featuring some of South Africa’s sporting greatsThis weekend’s instalment of the Play your Part TV series will look at the role sports has and continues to play in South Africa’s nation-building and how sports stars fly the South African flag proudly locally and abroad.Look forward to interviews with swimming legend Natalie du Toit; soccer coach and former Banyana Banyana star Desiree Ellis; professional wrestler Daryl Naidu; surfer and swimming coach Cyril Mqadi; and team MTN Qhubeka cyclist Songezo Jim.SWIMMING YOUR OWN RACEParalympics and Commonwealth Games gold-medal swimmer Natalie du Toit is one of South Africa’s most inspiring athletes. Ranked amongst the world’s fastest distance swimmers, in 2008 Du Toit made history when she became the first amputee to qualify for the Summer Olympic Games.She was one of only two Paralympians who competed in the Games in that year.Having retired from professional swimming, Du Toit is now a motivational speaker, inspiring the next generation of South African Paralympians and Olympians.BEATING BULLIESAfter being a victim of bullying Daryl Naidu went from being the bad boy to rededicating himself to wrestling, and combatting drug addiction and bullying in his community.Nightmare uses his life experience to help kids understand that life can be bigger than the world they find themselves trapped in. He says: “If they need help, I will be there for them to lean on.”GOALS AND AMBITIONSWomen’s football is alive and kicking in South Africa. And one woman who has played her part for the nation while mastering the precise art of ball play, is soccer star Desiree Ellis.During her time on the South Africa team Ellis enjoyed phenomenal success, winning 23 matches, losing seven and drawing two. The former midfielder now spends her time doing projects for Stars in their Eyes and Soccer4All, a grassroots football initiative in which former South African international players coach primary school kids.WHEELS OF CHANGETeam MTN Qhubeka cyclist Songezo Jim only learnt to ride a bicycle at the age of 14.After losing both his parents, Jim moved to Cape Town from Mthatha in South Africa’s Eastern Cape and was only introduced to the world of competitive cycling when cyclists riding the Cape Argus whistled by his house. He went on to make history, becoming the first Black South African to take part in the International Cycling Union’s World Tour.Now, as a member of the Samsung-powered MTN Qhubeka cycling team he has been working to raise funds for charities worldwide through the Qhubeka initiative.SINK OR SURFCyril Mqadi learnt how to surf before he knew how to swim.After being captivated by the surfers off the coast of Port Shepstone near his home town, Umzumbe, in KwaZulu-Natal, Mqadi took up surfing. Now he shares his passion with youngsters from his hometown, teaching them how to surf and swim.Visit Play Your Part to read more about these inspiring sports stars, and watch them on Sunday 27 July at 9pm on SABC2.last_img read more

Women’s Bow Hair Clips Barrette Ponytail Holder, Looks super cute – but the stitch inside which hold the

first_imgLooks exactly like the picture no creases and perfect bow very pleased. I have a particularly important date ahead of me in a few months and i needed something special for my hair in keeping with the theme of the evening. The fabric is lovely, the clip is sturdy and the colour is bold. It’s easy to clip into hair and holds a good chunk of hair in a ponytail. I’m going to be getting a few in different colours. Looks super cute – but the stitch inside which hold the ribbon broke, so now it is beginning to unravel. Can be fixed with some retying and some glue – its a bit of a pain. But for the price, its a cute accessory. Comments from buyers“Beautiful product, Such a pretty hair clip! Love it, Looks super cute – but the stitch inside which hold the “ I love them as does every one that see them i have told friends how to get on your web page xx. I was a little disappointed to find the bow came a little scrunched up in the packet however i’m sure this was due to it being shipped overseas as when i took the bow out of the plastic wrap it bounced back into shape with no apparent creases. The bow features a crocodile style clip to hold all the hair in place. I would say this bow is more of a medium sized bow rather than large as it states its a women bow. I bought it for my 7 year old daughter though so it was a large bow in relation to a child’s head but definitely more medium for a women. I ordered the bow in the red to go with my daughters christmas outfit and i must say it is exactly the same beautiful rich red as is seen in the picture so i’m very pleased and everyone at christmas dinner commented on how beautifully it swept my daughters hair back. I was so pleased with this product as i had looked for similar type products in shops in my town and couldn’t quite find a beautiful simple bow at a reasonable price so when i came across this i was delighted and so is my daughter. She loves bows and this one has fast became her new favorite. I’m pleased to say i’m pleasantly surprised by this as i thought it may fall apart after the firs couple of uses but there isn’t even any signs of it coming apart to it appears to be very well made. However not exactly a women’s large bow. It is a bit ‘pinker’ than on the picture but otherwise looks nice. Looks exactly like the picture. Just takes a while to arrive and mine came all crumpled up so i’ll have to iron it a little. Needed a little straightening out when arrived but otherwise just as described and hasn’t broken after a number of uses. Beautiful, large bow with a strong barette fastening. Perfect for holding a substantial amount of my hair in a fishtail style. The shade of blue is gorgeous, i want to get a pink one too. I love it, would be a bargain at twice the pricep. Takes a little time to arrive, due to location, but worth the wait. Bigger than expected but i love it anyway. This is very pretty and is comfortable to wear. Thought it would of had a bobble on with it due to it saying pony tail holder. Not the crocodile mouth ones the big chunky clip ones. My hair is too thick for it to hold. Bigger than expected but still lovely. I got it for me (adult woman with a normal amount of hair) and it looks nice. I use it to freshen up my office look. It’s just what i was looking for- a lovely big bow. SummaryReviewer Nathalie DuboisReview Date2018-05-14 15:34:24Reviewed Item Women’s Bow Hair Clips Barrette Ponytail HolderRating 3.5 / 5  stars, based on  42  reviewsPrice£1.98last_img read more

Severed cable blamed for weekend service interruption in four islands says Cable

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, April 4, 2017 – Grand Bahama – Following a weekend service interruption caused by a severed cable in Grand Bahama, Cable Bahamas Limited has implemented a controlled restoration process to decrease the incidence of further negative impacts on subscribers. According to Cable Bahamas, the interruption was caused by a third-party company carrying out works in the area. On Saturday, customers in Abaco, Eleuthera, Grand Bahama and New Providence experienced interruption with broadband, private fiber and ALIV mobile services.  Although services were restored on Saturday evening, the company completed permanent repairs on Monday. Affected subscribers were given two gigabytes of free data and a one-day credit for interruption to REVON home and business services. Cable Bahamas Chief Operations Officer, John Gomez said in a statement that the company took the interruption very seriously and worked to respond to the situation quickly and completely. Story by: Zahra Gordon#MagneticMediaNews#nocableoverweekend#severedcablecausedinteruption Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #nocableoverweekend, #severedcablecausedinteruptionlast_img read more

NDAA Roundup Readiness Panel Wants to Increase Privatized Housing Oversight

first_img ADC AUTHOR House Armed Services subcommittees are continuing to mark up the fiscal 2020 defense policy bill. Recent subcommittee actions include:The Readiness subcommittee plans to increase oversight of privatized military housing in its fiscal 2020 defense policy legislation, but current provider contracts are limiting its reach. The subcommittee has dropped language addressing the contracts for fear of sparking litigation, according to a CQ report.The Readiness panel’s draft bill would prohibit installations from using PFAS-based firefighting foam in nonemergency situations. It also would require DOD to transition away from using the chemicals, which have been found in drinking water.The Military Personnel subcommittee advanced its portion of the bill Tuesday. It authorizes a 3.1% pay raise for troops, a basic needs allowance for certain low-income troops and higher reimbursements for military spouses earning new job certifications and licenses when moving base to base.The Personnel panel’s draft approves the administration’s request to increase troops by 7,700 next year. Active-duty levels would increase by 6,215, and reserve levels would increase by 1,507.The Seapower subcommittee’s draft language would block the Navy from retiring the aircraft carrier USS Truman early. The Navy had requested retiring the Truman in its 2020 budget and using the savings to pay for advanced technologies such as unmanned vessels. President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence have both said the administration supports refueling the Truman instead of retiring it.last_img read more

The Wilmington Insider For June 4 2018

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below is a round-up of what’s going on in Wilmington on Monday, June 4, 2018:Happening Today:Weather: Rain. Areas of fog after 9am. High near 53. East wind 5 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.At Wilmington Public Schools: The WHS Band’s Annual BBQ Banquet takes place at 6pm in Wilmington High’s Cafeteria. …. The WHS CATS will hold its monthly meeting at 7pm in the High School’s Large Instruction Room.At The Library: Wilmington Community Playgroup at 9:30am. Barstool Sports Jerry Thornton talks Patriots at 2:30pm. Community Roundtable at 6:15pm. [Learn more and register HERE.]At The Senior Center: Blood Pressure at 9:30am. SBF Exercise at 9:45am. Special Exercise at 11am. Wii Bowling at 12:30pm. [Learn more HERE.]Go Wildcats!: The WHS Girls Tennis battle Wayland at 4pm at Wilmington High in first-round state tournament action.(NOTE: What did I miss? Let me know by commenting below, commenting on the Facebook page, or emailing wilmingtonapple@gmail.com. I may be able to update this post.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedThe Wilmington Insider For October 17, 2018In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Monday, July 1, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”The Wilmington Insider For November 5, 2018In “5 Things To Do Today”last_img read more