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Repair works are to begin in the coming weeks on the N56, Glenties

first_img Twitter Facebook Google+ Facebook News Previous articleCouncillor Mick Quinn blasts use of “Habitual Residency” rules.Next articleBloody Sunday report given June 15th release date News Highland WhatsApp Pinterest Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Twitter Repair works are to begin in the coming weeks on the N56, the main road in the Glenties electoral area. The road was badly damaged in places due to the frost during the winter.It was annouced at the Committee meeting for the Glenties electoral area yesterday that 525,000 euro has been allocated for repairs.The road will be resurfaced in the next few weeks.Local Councillor Seamus O Domhnaill welcomed the funding, and he says the N56 was especially badly damaged around the Ards Forest Park area.[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/seamus.mp3[/podcast]center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Google+ Pinterest By News Highland – May 26, 2010 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Repair works are to begin in the coming weeks on the N56, Glenties Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North last_img read more

Download the New August Trail Mix Now

first_imgIt’s cool in the Appalachian Mountains this week.Lower than normal temperatures have it feeling more like an October morning than the advent of August; typically, the humidity would be up and I would be dashing for the shade or a favorite swimming hole in order to beat the heat. Instead, I am grabbing a fleece for my evenings outside with the kids or long sleeves when I hit the road on my bike.Something else that is quite cool this month is our August Trail Mix. As usual, Trail Mix has amassed quite a collection of tunes just for you; 26 of the best artists from the world of Americana (and beyond), all queued up and ready for your ears.So, as you set out for a bike ride or hike along your favorite mountain, grab Trail Mix and enjoy.We kick off this month’s list with a brand new tune from long time country stalwart Billy Joe Shaver. Approaching his 75th birthday this month, Shaver releases Long In The Tooth on August 5th. This new collection of tunes from country music’s original outlaw is everything country music is supposed to be. Shaver’s voice is as clear as ever and his songwriting hasn’t skipped a beat; evident in these new tunes are the wit and nuance that made Shaver such a favored songwriter amongst country luminaries like Kris Kristofferson, Johnny Cash, Tom T. Hall, and Waylon Jennings. Though a bit long in the tooth himself, Shaver is still very much a player in the world of country music. It’s nice to see the outlaw hang on this long.Also featured this month is a brand new tune from Cowboy Mouth, New Orleans’ favorite garage rockers. On the opening track from the new record, Go!, drummer and lead singer Fred LeBlanc can be heard announcing, “We’re back!!” And back they are. The band is as tight and raucous as the first time I heard them back during my college days in the early 90s.There are so many great artists to check out this month. Take a listen to new tunes from The Posies, The Carmonas, Ruthie Foster, Israel Nash Gripka, The Locust Honey String Band, Malcolm Holcombe, Casey Jack, J.P. Parsons & The American Bandwagon, The Weight, Jason Tyler Burton, The Hawks (of Holy Rosary), and many more.As always, please spread the link for Trail Mix around. Toss it in a tweet or post it in your next status update. Let folks know about these great artists that have given us their music to give to you. And, of course, get out and buy some of this music. Go catch these bands live when they come through your town. Give back them to since they give so freely to us.last_img read more

SpaceX’s Starship SN4 launch vehicle prototype explodes after static engine fire test

first_imgSpaceX conducted yet another static fire test of the Raptor engine in its Starship SN4 prototype launch vehicle on Friday when the test vehicle exploded on the test stand in Boca Chica, Texas. This was the fourth static fire test of this engine on this prototype, so it’s unclear what went wrong versus other static fire attempts.This was a test in the development of Starship, a new spacecraft that SpaceX has been developing in Boca Chica. Eventually, the company hopes to use it to replace its Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy rocket, but Starship is still very early in its development phase, whereas those vehicles are flight-proven, multiple times over.SpaceX had just secured FAA approval to fly its Starship prototype for short, suborbital test flights. The goal was to fly this SN4 prototype for short distances following static fire testing, but that clearly won’t be possible now, as the vehicle appears to have been completely destroyed in the explosion following Friday’s test, as you can see below in the stream from NASASpaceflight.com.last_img read more

Chronic Heel Pain – Foot and Ankle Surgical Associates Can Help

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Foot and Ankle Surgical AssociatesFoot & Ankle Surgical Associates has been serving the local community for over ten years. We are a growing practice that now includes four doctors, and offices in Tumwater, Centralia, and Yelm.  We are here for any of your podiatric needs. We make it our priority to deliver quality care to informed patients in a comfortable and convenient setting. Your health is important to us, which is why we provide comprehensive lower extremity evaluations and treatment plans. From treating children to taking care of injuries, you will find our staff to be friendly and our doctors well-trained and knowledgeable. These reasons ensure that we are the best provider for all your foot and ankle needs.Smell the flowers, But Don’t Ignore Heel PainAs the days grow longer, many people use the additional hours of sunlight to go walking.  It’s an opportunity to exercise and enjoy neighbors’ gardens at the same time.  But the combination of extra weight gained during the winter and unsupportive shoes often lead to plantar fasciitis, also known as heel pain.Many people experience this pain with their first steps in the morning. Often it subsides, but can return later in the day if you spend a lot of time on your feet. The pain may be caused by inflammation on the plantar fascia, a band of tissue that extends from your heel bone and across your arch to the ball of your foot.You can take a few basic measures to ease the pain, including doing exercises to stretch the Achilles tendon and calf muscles, applying an ice pack to the affected area for a few minutes several times a day, using over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medicines, and wearing shoes with a good arch support.But if you don’t get relief from these at-home remedies, come into our office. There may be another cause of your pain. With a thorough diagnostic examination, we’ll determine what’s causing the pain and suggest the best course of treatment for you.Sometimes conservative treatments just won’t solve your foot problems.  Surgery can be your best option.  Our office is staffed by a highly trained team of Surgeons, Anesthesiologists, Registered Nurses, assistants, and medical office personnel.  Our goal is to provide safe, efficient surgical care in a setting that is comfortable for you and your loved ones. All of the podiatrists at Foot & Ankle Surgical Associates are highly trained to treat all of your foot problems. A podiatric specialist can take care of many surgeries in his office enabling you to be back on your feet in no time.The podiatrist will evaluate your condition and make a decision on the correct treatment plan. Our podiatrists work very hard to learn all the latest techniques and non-invasive ways to take care of any foot problems you may have, so you can rest assured that they will only do surgery if it is necessary.If you are having foot pain and need to see a podiatrist in the Centralia, Tumwater, or Yelm area then give us a call at (360)754-Feet. One of our Podiatrists will assess your pain and diagnose your problem and try to find a nonsurgical approach if it is possible. Podiatry surgery will only be recommended if it is the only option or the best option to give your mobility back.last_img read more

Sea Bright Delights in Presence of More Piping Plovers

first_imgBy Liz Sheehan |SEA BRIGHT – Piping plovers, the federally threatened and endangered shorebirds, are enjoying their summer on the borough beachfront.According to Christina Davis, an environmental specialist with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s Division of Fish and Wildlife, 56 pairs of plovers have been tabulated in the area: 42 at Sandy Hook, 10 in Sea Bright and four in Monmouth Beach.Davis said the borough  has the highest number of plovers among municipalities in the state. The town “is off the charts,” she said.Piping plovers breed only in North America and have been listed as threatened or endangered around the country since December 1985, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service website. The plovers are small shorebirds, about 7 inches long, with sand-colored plumage on top and white underneath, sporting black bands around the breast and black markings on the head.Davis said the male plovers usually arrive first in the area in March and tend to return to the same places yearly if that habitat has not been damaged. More of the birds arrive in late April or May, she said.The birds remain at their coastal breeding grounds for three to four months a year, laying three to four eggs “in shallow scraped depressions lined with light colored pebbles and shell fragments,” according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service website. The eggs are “well camouflaged and blend extremely well with their surroundings.”To protect the birds, the plovers’ nesting areas are fenced off from the rest of the beach.Jeff Dement, chief naturalist for the American Littoral Society at Sandy Hook, said the biggest dangers to the survival of the plovers are foxes and humans. He said some of the fences surrounding the birds’ nesting areas have been electrified, but foxes have been observed teaching other foxes how to dig under the electrified fences.Davis said she did not have an update on how many plovers remained in the area, but a report from the DEP to Sea Bright which was posted on the borough’s website said four chicks and two adults remained in the fenced area of the Sea Bright beach on July 28, north of Shrewsbury Avenue.Two of the chicks were estimated to fledge – having the feathers necessary for flight and being capable of flying short distances – by July 31, the report said. According to the report, 20 chicks fledged in Sea Bright this year, making the borough a “bright light for the season.”The plovers leave for their winter quarters anytime from mid-July to October, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service website.Davis said that as the plovers depart, the fences around their nesting areas are rearranged. The plovers from this area fly south to North Carolina to as far south as Florida, the Bahamas or the Gulf Coast for the winter, she said.This article was first published in the Aug. 17-24, 2017 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more

Dust Became Knowledge

first_imgThe Stupid Evolution Quote of the Week award goes to an Associated Press article reporting on a finding from the Spitzer Space Telescope.  It began in a very matter-of-fact manner, claiming that the one of the biggest questions of philosophy is being answered by dust.  Astronomers have taken a baby step in trying to answer the cosmic question of where we come from.    Planets and much on them, including humans, come from dust — mostly from dying stars.  But where did the dust that helped form those early stars come from?    A NASA telescope may have spotted one of the answers.  It’s in the wind bursting out of super-massive black holes.Some humans may not take kindly to the assertion that they came from a black hole breaking wind.  But one astronomer added just as confidently, “In the end, everything comes from space dust.  It’s putting all the pieces of the puzzle together to figure out where we came from.”    Surely there must be some observational evidence to support such a monumental claim that we came from dust in the wind.  The Spitzer team detected dust around one quasar 8 billion light-years away.  This, the story goes, shows that dust is a building block of us: “Dust is important in the cooling process to make stars, which are predominantly gas.  The leftover dust tends to clump together to make planets, comets and asteroids,” the article explained.  The claim that we are leftovers does not seem to be helping our self-esteem after the prior insult.    Another astronomer claimed that the discovery is “an important step in answering a fundamental mystery of the early universe.”  The original press release from the Spitzer Team said a pretty face is like a melody: “The hit song that proclaimed, ‘All we are is dust in the wind,’ may have some cosmic truth to it.”Let’s ponder this profound display of wisdom.  Babies make baby steps, it is true, but do they know where they are going?  Do they make a straight line toward knowledge?  or even an indirect line?  Babies don’t ask fundamental questions, nor do they presume to have the answers before taking their baby steps.  One moment after stepping toward daddy, they may do an about face toward mommy, or make a right-angle turn, or collapse in a heap on the rug.    If this analogy represents the kind of steps science is making in its pursuit of knowledge about “where we came from,” is it not possible that numerous about-faces and collapses could occur before they answer the question?  And if so, might not the final answer be completely different, that we did not come from space dust?    The presumptuousness of scientists these days knows no bounds.  Here they are just starting to take baby steps, and they already know the answer to the biggest question that has occupied the greatest minds for thousands of years.  If knowledge is defined as a justified true belief, then it is hard to call knowledge anything that originates in dust blowing in the wind.(Visited 11 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

South Africa’s HIV rate stabilising

first_img11 December 2012 South Africa’s HIV prevalence rate has stabilised over the past six years, according to the government’s latest survey of pregnant women, while the rate of new infections has continued to drop, indicating that the country’s prevention efforts are beginning to take effect. According to the 2011 National Antenatal Sentinel HIV Prevalence Survey, released on Monday by Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi, 29.5% of pregnant women attending state clinics in 2011 were HIV-positive. The survey estimated that about 5.6-million people living in South Africa were HIV-positive in 2011.Rate of new infections down While the figure of 29.5% has remained constant over the last six years – it stood at 29.4% in 2007 – the rate of new infections in the country, represented by the prevalence rate among 15- to 19-year-olds, continued to drop, from 14% in 2010 to 12.7% in 2011. The HIV prevalence rate among 15- to 24-year-olds also dropped, from 21.8% in 2010 to 20.5% in 2011. However, HIV prevalence among women aged between 30 and 34 remained the highest, increasing from 41.5% in 2009 to 42.2% in 2011. Among 35- to 39-year-olds, the prevalence rate increased from 35.4% in 2009 to 39.4% in 2011. Explaining the higher prevalence among older women, Motsoaledi said individuals in these age groups had become infected earlier in their lives, and were now moving into a higher age group, pushing up the prevalence rates. “The good news is that we have broken down the upward movement in the 15-19 years group, meaning that prevention is starting to work,” Motsoaledi said.Variations among provinces Among the provinces, KwaZulu-Natal, the province with the highest HIV prevalence, recorded a notable decrease between 2010 and 2011, from 39.5% to 37.4%. Gauteng also recorded a decrease over the same period, from 30.4% to 28.7%. However, Mpumalanga (from 35.1% to 36.7%), the Free State (from 30.6% to 32.5%), North West (from 29.6% to 30.2%), and Limpopo (from 21.4% to 22.1%) all showed increases. The Eastern Cape had a prevalence rate of 29.3% in 2011, while the Northern Cape (17%) and Western Cape (18.2%) were the only provinces with rates below 20%. Motsoaledi said the increase in the Gert Sibande District in Mpumalanga was not surprising but very worrying, as 40% of the country’s energy supply came from there. “[Gert Sibande] needs a massive circumcision campaign, which they have not launched,” he said, adding that the situation needed to be looked into. Motsoaledi attributed the decline in KwaZulu-Natal to the hard work of the provincial branch of the National Aids Council, and the success of the government’s HIV Counselling and Testing and circumcision campaigns. SAinfo reporter and SANews.gov.zalast_img read more

In Kashmir, a yen for khaki

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10 months agoMan Utd legend Keane impressed by Torreira: But Arsenal overall…

first_imgMan Utd legend Keane impressed by Torreira: But Arsenal overall…by Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United legend Roy Keane is yet to be won over by Unai Emery’s Arsenal.Keane was speaking before Arsenalks defeat at Southampton.”I’m not convinced,” said Keane on Sky Sports. “At the back, the defence, they have had a few injuries, but the jury is still out for me and tough games are coming up, they’ll be a big test.”The best of Arsenal’s summer signings has been Lucas Torreira, and Keane has challenged him to keep improving.”He’s done well,” said Keane. “He’s had a good start but the winter months are coming up.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more