first_imgA Donegal woman left devastated after losing her engagement ring has appealed for Donegal Daily readers for help.Diane Carey, lost her engagement ring on Friday morning, and despite an extensive and exhausting search, she has been unable to find the ring. Diane read our story about Joanne Catterson, who had appealed for information after she lost her engagement ring in Letterkenny Shopping Centre car park.Last night, we published an article about how Joanne’s ring was found by a member of the public who contacted Joanne after seeing the article on Donegal Daily.Now Diane is hoping the same can happen for her by sharing her story on Donegal Daily.Diane told Donegal Daily, “Can I post on your website or any chance you could post a comment for me about my lost engagement ring? “I’ve searched high and low for it. I tracked my route yesterday and I stopped in the following places Centra Shop in the Mountain Top Letterkenny, my work place United Healthcare Letterkenny then the next stop was Daly’s petrol station and supermarket in Lifford.“I then went to Belfast and parked on the Lisburn road in Belfast to go shopping for my wedding dress.“It was possibly lost outside Daly’s petrol station as just before this I had put on hand cream.“The other area is outside the from Cordia apartments (355-367 Lisburn Rd, Belfast) where I parked to head to Angel Boutique (122 lisburn road) in Belfast.“I’m offering award for its return. Please help me find my ring, totally distraught.“Please contact Diane Carey on 00353862143172.” CAN YOU PLEASE HELP DONEGAL WOMAN FIND HER MISSING ENGAGEMENT RING? was last modified: March 14th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:Diane CareyDonegal Dailyengagement ringFeatureslostnewsReaderssocial medialast_img read more

Half-time: PSG 1 Chelsea 1

first_imgEden Hazard equalised with a 27th-minute penalty and then hit the woodwork as Chelsea recovered from a nightmare start to the Champions League quarter-final first leg in Paris.The Blues, playing without a recognised striker after Fernando Torres was left on the bench, went behind in the fourth minute.John Terry’s weak header dropped to Ezequiel Lavezzi and the Argentine fired home with a classy half-volley from 10 yards out.Chelsea will be without Ramires for the second leg after the Brazilian was yellow-carded following a foul on Lavezzi.But their prospects ahead of that return leg improved when Hazard scored from the spot – his 17th goal of the season – after Thiago Silva brought down Oscar.Having made such a strong start, Paris St-Germain faded and struggled to get strikers Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Edinson Cavani into the game.And Hazard almost put his side ahead with a stunning left-footed volley against the post after the Belgian had been found by Willian.Cavani appealed in vain for a penalty following a challenge from Gary Cahill moments before the interval.Chelsea: Cech; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta; Ramires, Luiz; Willian, Oscar, Hazard; Schurrle.Subs: Schwarzer, Kalas, Ake, Mikel, Lampard, Torres, Ba.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Honours for SA photographers

first_img5 October 2007South Africans David Goldblatt and Barry Lategan were among 22 photographers from around the world who were honoured at the Royal Photographic Society’s prestigious annual awards ceremony in London on Thursday.Goldblatt and Lategan were awarded honorary fellowships for their “significant individual achievements and contributions to the art and science of photography.”David Goldblatt“David Goldblatt’s photographs have documented the prosaic details of South African life for over five decades now,” Sean O’Toole writes in his biography of Goldblatt on art website Artthrob.“Whether photographing the stolid white suburb of Boksburg, or recording the invisible assault of apartheid by taking an early morning bus ride with the transported of KwaNdebele, his photographs have consistently impressed because of their eloquent humanism.”Born in Randfontein, a gold mining town near Johannesburg, in 1930, Goldblatt decided he wanted to be a magazine photographer while at high school.At the time, the field was almost unknown in South Africa, and he went to work in his father’s outfitting store while taking a bachelor of commerce degree at Witwatersrand University. After his father’s death in 1962, he sold the business and devoted his time to photography.Goldblatt has worked for corporations and institutions in South Africa and overseas, and his work has featured in documentaries and magazines. He has won numerous awards.In 1989, Goldblatt founded the Market Photography Workshop in Johannesburg, teaching disadvantaged youngsters photographic skills. In 2001, his retrospective, David Goldblatt: 51 Years, toured in New York, Barcelona, Rotterdam, Lisbon, Oxford, Brussels, Munich and Johannesburg.Barry LateganSouth African born Barry Lategan came to England to study at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, during which time he was called to national service in Germany, where his interest in photography developed.He opened a studio in London in 1965, where he took the first photographs of Twiggy, before moving to New York to live and work between 1977 and 1990.Lategan’s photographs have been published worldwide in Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, Elle, Marie Claire and Life.His subjects have included Iman, Princess Anne, Calvin Klein, Jackie Bisset, Paul and Linda McCartney, David Bailey, Jean Shrimpton, Penelope Tree, Germaine Greer, Paloma Picasso, Lauren Hutton, Salman Rushdie, Margaux Hemingway, Marie Helvin, Bianca Jagger, and Jerry Hall.His work has been exhibited and retained in the Victoria & Albert Museum, The National Portrait Gallery, Tate Modern, the South African National Gallery and the University of Santa Barbara. He has also received numerous prestigious American and British Awards.SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Mandela Day: it’s in our hands now

first_img The United Nations officially declared 18 July as Nelson Mandela International Day in November 2009, recognising Mandela’s “values and his dedication to the service of humanity” and acknowledging his contribution “to the struggle for democracy internationally and the promotion of a culture of peace throughout the world”. Celebrated across the globe in honour of the late statesman’s birthday on 18 July, the day gives everyone the opportunity to emulate Mandela’s role as public servant. Individuals, groups and corporates are challenged to give 67 minutes of their time on the day – one minute for every year of Mandela’s public service – to take action to change the world for the better and, in doing so, to help build a global movement for good. Find out more about how you can Play Your Part for Madiba:Nelson Mandela DayPlay Your Part for Madiba SAinfo reporter 17 July 2014 The idea of Mandela Day was inspired by Mandela at his 90th birthday celebrations in London’s Hyde Park in 2008, when he said: “It is time for new hands to lift the burdens. It is in your hands now.”last_img read more

Do Window Shades Save Energy?

first_img_Yes, but high-performance windows and exterior shading may save more_While it’s theoretically impossible for anything to actually save energy, interior window shades can indeed keep summer heat out and winter heat in. The real questions then become: How well do they perform, and under what circumstances?In the summer, shades keep out heat, but they also block lightInterior shades (and drapes, blinds, and the like) can reflect light energy back out that would otherwise be converted to heat energy inside the home. According to the authors of the best resource on the topic, Residential Windows (Carmody, Selkowitz, Arasteh, and Heschong), “drapes can reduce the solar heat gain coefficient of clear glass from 20 to 70 percent.” That’s a pretty big range. How well drapes exclude heat depends on the shade’s color (silver would be the best, black would be worst) and their proper use. They can’t block anything if they are not closed, and when they are closed, you of course can’t see anything out of the window, and you need to turn on a light inside (so, laws of thermodynamics notwithstanding, are they really saving energy?).Exterior shading, on the other hand, performs better all around: It can deflect 100% of the direct solar gain, does not depend on occupant operation, and does not eliminate views. So, interior shades do work to reduce direct solar heat gain, they just do it rather poorly in the grand scheme of things.In the winter, shades reduce radiant heat lossYou will see claims of up to R-8 by some manufacturers of interior shades in terms of reducing heat loss. Just as with insulation in a wall cavity, the insulating value of a window shade depends on a continuous air barrier being right next to it. How many of these interior thermal shades have an airtight seal around their perimeter? None that I have seen; instead, convective currents short-circuit the shades’ thermal performance. It is hard to say just exactly what their performance is, because there is no standardized third-party testing of window shades, as there is for windows. But be happy with a couple or so Rs, not R-8. And once again, you have to operate the shades to get their best performance. Leave them down or closed on a day that turns sunny, and you have a net loss of energy. Open or up at night—oops.Interior shades can make rooms more comfortable. They have been shown to boost thermal comfort (raise the mean radiant temperature) by as much as 5°F. But just as with overall energy efficiency, improvements in thermal comfort with interior shades depend on how well the windows work to begin with. Improvements are highest and most noticeable with older, poorly performing windows. That bears repeating: Improvements are highest and most noticeable with older, poorly performing windows. Or put another way, good windows work better than shades.So, interior shades can keep your house cooler in the summer (during the day) and warmer in the winter (at night). But for real energy savings and overall performance, go with high-performance windows and exterior shading, and relegate interior shading to handling privacy. After all, you put those holes in your walls for the views and the free light!—Peter Yost is Director-Residential Services atGreenBuildingAdvisor and BuildingGreen.last_img read more


first_imgTouch Football Australia’s Queensland Branch is seeking applicants for a Game Development Officer position (GDO) to be located in the North of the State in Townsville or Rockhampton. The GDO will service the surrounding region to improve touch football competitions and provide quality experiences for participants.Remuneration will be in the range of $30-$45K plus super.Applications addressing selection criteria must be sent via email to [email protected] by Friday 17th November 2006. A full job description can be obtained by opening the attachment provided. JOB DESCRIPTION GDORelated Filesqt_gdo_position-pdflast_img

TFA World Cup Referee Squad

first_imgTouch Football Australia (TFA) would like to congratulate the following referees on their selection in the TFA World Cup Referee Squad for the 2015 Federation of International Touch (FIT) World Cup:Nicholas Altin David Baggio Victor Baptista Robert Bowen David Brown Nathan Budge Scott Campbell Damien Carlson Annabelle ConnollyAdam Cooper Brett Freshwater John Frost Indra GarnerWilliam Greatbatch Samantha Hacon Luke HeckendorfMack Hoverman Renee Janes Peter Jones Mark Kelly Christopher Knott Michael LandsbergMatthew Lavery Dale Lawrence Giancarlo Leung Phillip Lowe Scott MarshJo Mason Richard McIllroyLuke McKenzieBarry McNamaraSally MelzerPeter MillingtonBen MortonMarcus MullerChristopher MurrayVictor NaumovskiBeau NewellBernard O’DonohueJustin ParsonsTimothy PearsonMatthew PrendergastChristopher SchwerdtAaron SearstonAmanda SingleKim Skelly William SladeAnthony SmithBradley SmithJames SteinbergPaul SullivanJohn TaylorGregory TaylorPaul TesorieroTerri ThomasAnton Van RensburgJosh VernonAdam VickeryRebecca WardMichael WattDenise WeierAlex WongRelated Filestfa_world_cup_referee_squad_announcement-pdfRelated LinksWorld Cup Ref Squadlast_img read more

a month agoClub Brugge keeper Mignolet: The hard option was leaving Liverpool

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Club Brugge keeper Mignolet: The hard option was leaving Liverpoolby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveSimon Mignolet says he took the hard option leaving Liverpool.The Belgium international joined Club Brugge this summer after getting fed-up serving as back-up to Alisson.And he says staying and earning his wages at Anfield would have been the easy option.He said: “However, that was the easy option: seeing out remaining two years [of my contract] at Liverpool, making good money at a top European club and being a free agent the age of 33.”But another two years on the bench, that wasn’t in me.”I have been at the end of my patience for the past six or seven months.”The minutes I have already enjoyed with Club Brugge, the qualification against Kiev and Linz, I have not felt that in the last two years.” last_img read more

‘Plan Secure Jamaica’ Well Advanced – P.M. Holness

first_img “This will take time, and the development of unity of purpose within the Parliament, the whole of the Government and the entire country around crime management strategies and methods,” Mr. Holness said. Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, says the Government is well advanced in executing Plan Secure Jamaica, which will target a reduction in murders below the regional average of 16 per 100,000 (under 500) within the next decade. Story Highlights He was addressing the House of Representatives on Tuesday (January 8) on the expiration of the States of Public Emergency (SoEs). Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, says the Government is well advanced in executing Plan Secure Jamaica, which will target a reduction in murders below the regional average of 16 per 100,000 (under 500) within the next decade.“This will take time, and the development of unity of purpose within the Parliament, the whole of the Government and the entire country around crime management strategies and methods,” Mr. Holness said.He was addressing the House of Representatives on Tuesday (January 8) on the expiration of the States of Public Emergency (SoEs).Mr. Holness said he remains in touch with the Parliamentary Opposition on the matter which he noted was discussed with Opposition Leader, Dr. Peter Phillips, on January 2, 2019.Additionally, the Prime Minister said a follow-up involving representatives of the Government and Opposition were held on January 7, 2019.Consequent on Parliamentary votes taken on December 11, 2018, which saw the Opposition voting against extending the States of Public Emergency, the security measures in St. Catherine North expired on January 2, 2019, and sections of the Corporate Area on January 7, 2019.The State of Public Emergency in St. James is scheduled to expire on January 31, 2019.Prime Minister Holness informed that for 2018, 1,287 persons were murdered, 21.9 percent less than 2017 and 4.9 per cent fewer than 2016.He further indicated that there were 1,154 shootings, 22.3 percent less than 2017 and a 5.9 per cent decline over 2016.“In effect, Jamaica currently has a murder rate of approximately 47 per hundred thousand. This is almost three times higher than the average for Latin America and the Caribbean, which has the highest homicide rate globally of 16 per 100,000 of population,” he stated“We are approximately eight times higher than the global average of six per 100,000. Bear in mind, that New York, a metropolis of more than eight million people, had a murder rate of 3.3 per 100,000 or 289 murders in total,” he added.The Prime Minister noted that, on average, approximately 18,000 deaths are registered in Jamaica annually, noting that based on 2014 data, 67 per cent of deaths, five years and older, were due to Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs).However, he stated that in the age group 15 to 35, violence is the main cause of deaths, accounting for one-third of the casualties.“Violence is the second leading cause of death in the age group 35 to 45. These are the most productive years of our citizens. If this were a disease, epidemiology would classify this as a health emergency,” Mr. Holness said.As at January 7, 2019, 20 murders have been recorded, compared to 45 in the previous year. In St. Catherine North, for 2018, murders decreased by 28.5 per cent and shootings by 40.9 per cent respectively, compared to 2017.In St. James, murders decreased by 70 per cent in 2018 and shootings by 58.6 percent respectively, relative to 2017.“Though we have made significant gains in the reduction of violent crimes, we are not out of the woods. The criminal elements still retain the capacity, capability and the intent,” Mr. Holness said.He added that through the employment of the States of Public Emergency and Zones of Special Operations “we have been able to reduce the opportunities to commit crimes and reduce the capability of some criminals.”“However, the threat they pose still exists and are above the capacity of regular law enforcement in some areas. The statistics highlight that there are some areas of specific cause for concern. I wish to point out that Kingston and St. Andrew accounted for 11 out of the 20 murders,” the Prime Minister said.“With the resources at our disposal; we will continue to focus on containing the gangs; maintaining presence as best as possible in order to reassure the public, using all the powers available under the Jamaica Constabulary Force Act to ensure the maximum level of security possible for our citizens. We have been doing so by using curfews and other methods at our disposal,” he added.Mr. Holness said the Government continues to increase the amount of resources allocated to enhance the capacity of the criminal justice and law enforcement systems to be able to respond effectively to the growing and multiple threats to our national security and the peace and safety of the community.last_img read more

Ohio State womens hockey set for weekend series against No 8 Minnesota

Sophomore forward Claudia Kepler (24) skates near the ice during a game against Mercyhurst on Nov. 11 at the OSU Ice Rink. OSU lost, 3-0.Credit: Jon McAllister / Asst. photo editorThe defensive-minded Ohio State women’s hockey team is preparing for an attacking style of play from No. 8 Minnesota Duluth in a weekend series.OSU coach Nate Handrahan said the two teams have different approaches to the game and that’s what makes the matchup interesting.“I see them as a team that’s going to get up the ice and they are going to try and throw anything in the kitchen sink at you offensively,” Handrahan said. “I think that our base of our game is on playing solid, consistent defense to allow our offense to create. So I think its ying and yang a little bit as far as programs.”Sophomore forward Claudia Kepler said she agrees with her coach that the teams are different. She said Minnesota Duluth might have the skill, but OSU has the speed.“We have a lot of speed in our front end as well as our defense, something that will benefit us in the game,” Kepler said.In the past three seasons, OSU (8-7-1, 5-6-1) has faced Minnesota Duluth (11-5-2, 6-5-1) in Western Collegiate Hockey Association playoff games.The last time the Buckeyes met the Bulldogs was in the first round of WCHA playoffs at the end of last season. OSU lost the series after dropping two of three games.“It’s been a rivalry that we’ve had over the years because we see them so much in playoffs,” Handrahan said. “They play a very up-tempo game, a five-player game and we have to be alert and on our toes.”For this weekend against Minnesota Duluth, Handrahan said he has worked a lot with his lines to find which combination of players can make an impact on the ice.“You need three players that play well, and you need three players that play well together. If we can have three lines of scoring, that makes us difficult for anybody to play against,” he said.Senior forward Kayla Sullivan said her team has prepared to play the Bulldogs a little differently than they normally prepare to play a team.“We’ve done a lot more video than normal, mainly because they like to use a lot of set plays,” Sullivan said. “We also have a good competition going on between us. They like to play a little risky. These are usually chippy but fun games. They bring out the best in both teams.”In the Buckeyes’ most recent game against Robert Morris, Sullivan led her team scoring two goals and having one assist against the Eagles. Sullivan looks to carry that momentum onto the ice for the series this weekend.“Last game I got on the scoreboard a little more than I normally do. I had a fun game,” Sullivan said. “I just want to take that loose energy and bring that and hopefully I can continue that momentum.”Handrahan said he considers Sullivan and the rest of his seniors to be leaders on the team.“You can only go as far as your seniors allow you to go. That doesn’t mean every senior is playing a premier role but every role is premier,” Handrahan said. “They are doing a great job of keeping the team in the right frame of mind to make sure we are prepared for every game.”The Buckeyes have nearly reached the halfway point in their season and Handrahan said he’s happy with where his team is.“I think we’ve progressed. We are playing a pretty good style from a five-on-five perspective,” Handrahan said. “Starting to see lines solidify a little bit creating chemistry with one another and I think that has presented itself in scoring situations as well.”As far as the teams’ record this season, Kepler said there are a few games she would like back from earlier this season.“I know we had a few games in the past we wish we would’ve won but we’ve learned from them,” Kepler said. “Going into next semester I think we will have more confidence and going in knowing that any team can win.”The Buckeyes are set to take to the OSU Ice Rink against the Bulldogs on Friday and Saturday. The faceoff is scheduled for 6:07 p.m. for both games. read more