first_imgRecently the FD Early Intervention team was able to sit down with Carol M. Trivette, PhD., an associate professor at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, TN.   In this short video she shares her thoughts on how early interventionists can best support military families facing deployment.Carol says, “Deployment can be a time of stress for families and when there is a child with a disability, it can be even more stressful. However you can reduce some of this stress by helping a parent identify successful strategies that were used in the past and new strategies the parent might want to try during the upcoming deployment. Taking the time to really listen to what a parent wants to share about previous deployment experiences including who helped, how daily routines and activities were accomplished as well as what challenges they encountered is an key first step in supporting families through this experience.”Carol M. Trivette, PhD earned her degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in Child Development and Family Relations. She provided direct supports to children with disabilities and their families in home-base programs and in classrooms and was the director of an early intervention program. During most of her career, she has also been involved in applied research. Her research interests focus on identifying evidence-based practices for working with children and families in the areas of responsive parental interactions with their children with disabilities, children’s early language and literacy development, family-centered practices and family support, and the development of tools and scales to support the implementation of evidence-based practices with fidelity. She is currently an Associate Professor at East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN, where she works mainly with doctoral students focused on enhancing their research skills.This post was written by Robyn DiPietro-Wells & Amy Santos, PhD, members of the MFLN FD Early Intervention team, which aims to support the development of professionals working with military families. Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network FD concentration on our website, on Facebook, on Twitter, YouTube, and on LinkedIn.last_img read more


first_imgHer tough-girl persona almost never cracked in public.When it came time to announce her retirement, with her mother, father, sister, brother-in-law, boyfriend and support team watching from the back of a crowded room at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Friday afternoon, Patrick broke down in tears.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I feel like this is where my life should be headed, and sometimes we just get kind of nudged there,” she began. “Sometimes it’s big nudges and sometimes it’s little.”The 35-year-old Patrick paused several times to compose herself to announce that she will race only in the Daytona 500 and the Indianapolis 500 next year and then she will walk away from a sport where success was elusive even as she grew into a superstar with multiple labels, not the least of which was savvy businesswoman. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Murray splits with coach Ivan Lendl for second time View comments “I met with her and her agent once,” Ganassi said. “I think it is a good idea for her to do, in fact I think it’s a great idea. The business-side of the deal still has to work.”Ganassi already has Cup star Kyle Larson in his camp practically begging for a shot at the Indy 500. Would he enter one-off entries at Indy for both Patrick and Larson?“I’d have to talk to Larson about that,” Ganassi smiled.Larson and Patrick are close friends, and he posted on Twitter he was happy for her following her Friday announcement: “She’s done so much for Motorsports. I’m excited for her and her future adventures!! #Namaste.”Patrick is the only woman to have led laps in both the Daytona 500 and the Indianapolis 500. Patrick ran the Indy 500 from 2005 through 2011. Her highest finish was third in 2009, and she was the first woman to lead laps in the race when she paced the field for 19 trips around the Brickyard as a rookie.Patrick was highly marketable early in her career even though wins were rare. She won the pole for the Daytona 500 in 2013, but finished 24th in the standings the last two seasons. She won her only IndyCar race in 2008, in Japan.Sponsorship trouble surfaced this year, too. When no strong opportunities for next season presented itself, Patrick decided to call it a career next Memorial Day weekend.“I think it’s awesome and it will make for a huge month of May that she’s back there,” said Stewart, who spent half of his career trying to win the Indy 500. “It would be really cool to see her face on the Borg-Warner Trophy, if she can pull that off.”Patrick had been adamant she would never return to IndyCar or the 500, but changed her mind as she realized her competitive options were dwindling.“I know I always said I’d never go back to Indy, and I was always being honest,” she said. “Well, things change. I know now you can never say never. I’d been going through this in my head and kept asking myself, ‘How am I going to get the words out and say it’s over?’ And trust me, I lost my (stuff) a few times over that. Danica Patrick cries he speaks with the media during a news conference before Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Fla., Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. Patrick will end her full-time racing career after running in next year’s Daytona 500 and Indianapolis 500. ( AP Photo/Darryl Graham)HOMESTEAD, Fla. — She started in go-karts when she was 10, and was a national champion two years later. By the time Danica Patrick turned 16, she was on her own in Europe, pursuing a racing career.Patrick was a fearless woman in a sport almost exclusively comprised of male drivers. She raced hard, sparred with her rivals off the track and rarely flinched while becoming one of the most recognizable athletes in the world.ADVERTISEMENT “But this seems right, and this seems good.”Patrick told AP she had only informed about 10 people of her decision prior to Friday’s announcement. Everyone had been extremely happy with the path she’s chosen. She said longtime boyfriend Ricky Stenhouse Jr. “has never been more excited about something about me in his life.”Stewart praised Patrick for her time at SHR, and said his team would never have expanded to four cars without her assistance. Kevin Harvick will try to win a second championship in four years for the organization on Sunday, and Stewart said Patrick has been a huge part of the team’s success.He was disappointed to learn she’s ready to stop driving.“I am happy that she is doing it on her terms, but I am sad because I feel like there are wins under her belt that she can still get,” Stewart told AP. “I thought she’d go road racing or back to IndyCar or something along those lines, because I think that’s where she can be successful.”Patrick’s fame was launched in IndyCar, and her relationship with former sponsor GoDaddy made her one of the most recognizable female athletes anywhere, from Super Bowl commercials to race days in the green-and-black firesuit. She has a winery in California, a line of athletic wear and an exercise and fitness program. Patrick said she’ll have more time to spend on those ventures after the Indy 500.Her career crossroads was put in motion when GoDaddy left auto racing after 2015, then new sponsor Nature’s Bakery was unable to fulfill its three-year commitment to SHR and Patrick. The team pieced together sponsorship all year, but the deal for Almirola next year made Patrick expendable.“I didn’t want to be pushed into anything, and everyone can relate, sometimes things just shift and change around you,” she told AP. “Especially with me and the sponsor situation. I’ve never been there before. I’ve always had a sponsor. It forces you into thinking about things and nothing was lining up easily. If I don’t feel like I can run better than where I am, then I don’t want to do it. And, there have been times that I could not have been more miserable.“That’s not why I come, and I feel like it takes away from everything else I accomplished. I don’t want to be remembered for the things that didn’t go as well. I want to be remembered for the things that went well.” Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’center_img Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:31Duterte had wanted Albayalde to take terminal leave — Go01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games LATEST STORIES MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Patrick has known for at least a month that she will end her career next season at the Indianapolis 500, a decision that will bring her full circle and return her one last time to the storied track that made her famous. Discussing her decision with The Associated Press a few hours before her announcement, Patrick was giddy with excitement and thrilled at the chance to take one more spin around Indianapolis Motor Speedway.Patrick told AP it took her many months to come to the realization her career is all but over. Once she accepted it, she began putting together plans for “The Danica Double” over the last several weeks.“Nothing that was being presented excited me, then about three weeks ago, I just blurted out, ‘What about Indy? Let’s end it with the Indy 500,’” she said. “This ignites something in me. But I am done after May. Everyone needs to put their mind there. My plan is to be at Indy, and then I’m done.”Patrick would not reveal who she will drive for in either race next year, but Chip Ganassi Racing is the likely ride at Indy. Ganassi has room to field additional cars — he’s scaling down from four full-time cars to two next year — and would give Patrick a car capable of winning. Roger Penske and Michael Andretti both have full lineups announced for next year’s Indy 500.Patrick will not be driving in the Daytona 500 for Stewart-Haas Racing, team co-owner Tony Stewart told AP. Patrick moved from IndyCar to NASCAR after the 2011 season, and has been racing Cup cars for SHR since 2012.  She is being replaced after Sunday’s season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway by Aric Almirola.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasalast_img read more


first_imgGoalie Elia Benedettini of San Marino is unable to stop Mustafi of Germany’s goal for 5:0 during the World Cup qualifier Group C soccer match between Germany and San Marino at the Stadion Nuernberg in Nuremberg, Germany, Saturday June 10, 2017. (Peter Kneffel/dpa via AP)NUREMBERG, Germany — Sandro Wagner scored a hat trick on his second appearance for Germany as the defending champion maintained its perfect record in World Cup qualifying with another rout of San Marino, 7-0 on Saturday.Germany scored 27 goals in three previous games against the tiny microstate, and it was just a question of how many an unfamiliar looking lineup could score on this occasion.ADVERTISEMENT In the end, it was Germany’s highest win at home under coach Joachim Loew.Germany’s starting lineup came from 11 different clubs for the first time in 57 years as Loew gave his experimental Confederations Cup squad another run-out.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“You can try certain things in these games, gain confidence, produce nice play. I’m satisfied with that,” Loew said. “Not everything worked out but a few things did.”Julian Draxler, one of only three members of Germany’s World Cup-winning squad called up for the tournament in Russia, captained the side on his 30th international appearance, and he opened the scoring with a curling effort inside the far post as the home side’s early pressure paid off. 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Ryan Harrison, Michael Venus win French Open doubles title Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ LATEST STORIES Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chickencenter_img NORWAY 1, CZECH REPUBLIC 1Theodor Gebre Selassie scored from close range 10 minutes before the break, but Norway’s Alexander Soderlund equalized from the penalty spot as the Czech Republic fell four points behind second-placed Northern Ireland.AZERBAIJAN 0, NORTHERN IRELAND 1Stuart Dallas’ injury-time goal ensured Northern Ireland consolidated second place in the group, five points behind Germany, and dealt the home side a blow to its lingering hopes of a playoff spot.Michael McGovern denied Afran Ismayilov with a fine save in what was the Azeris’ best chance in the second half.Azerbaijan stayed fourth on seven points, now six behind Northern Ireland.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Wagner claimed his first international goal five minutes later, and he didn’t have to wait long before claiming his second – after fans indulged in Mexican waves.Midfielder Amin Younes claimed his first goal for Germany before the break, and there were more cheers after it when Shkodran Mustafi scored two minutes into the second half.Fans needed a bit of patience before the sixth arrived courtesy of Julian Brandt, who claimed his first international goal in the 72nd, and Wagner completed the rout with five minutes remaining.Germany made it six wins from six, 27 goals scored and just one conceded in Group C as it looks to wrap up qualification as quickly as possible. Resting almost all of the regular players made little difference.Group winners from the nine groups qualify automatically for the 32-team World Cup in Russia, while the eight runners-up with the best records against the sides first, third, fourth and fifth in their groups go on to play-offs to decide the other four tournament places allocated to Europe.ADVERTISEMENT WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage What ‘missteps’? MOST READ World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide View comments Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Gameslast_img read more


first_imgLos Angeles, Jul 15 (PTI) Supermodel Kate Upton is expecting her first child with her husband, baseball player Justin Verlander. Upton, 26, announced her pregnancy in the hashtag of an Instagram post while attending a Sports Illustrated event in Miami. “#PregnantinMiami. she wrote, tagging Verlander and adding a sunburst and heart emoji. Her husband later shared the photo on Instagram, writing, “You’re going to be the most amazing Mom! I can’t wait to start this new journey with you! You’re the most thoughtful, loving, caring, and strong woman I’ve ever met! I’m so proud that our little one is going to be raised in this world by a woman like you! I love you so much.”Upton married the Houston Astros pitcher last November at a lavish ceremony in Tuscany. PTI SHDSHDlast_img read more


first_imgJason Garrett stares down at the field during a game.LOS ANGELES, CA – JANUARY 12: Head coach Jason Garrett of the Dallas Cowboys looks on during the NFC Divisional Playoff game against the Los Angeles Rams at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on January 12, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. The Rams defeated the Cowboys 30-22. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)It was just last week that James Coley was promoted to offensive coordinator at Georgia. According to a report, it could be short-lived.Earlier Friday, the Dallas Cowboys officially announced they’d be parting ways with offensive coordinator Scott Linehan. NFL reporter Ian Rapoport listed two “possible” replacements in the aftermath.Rapoport listed tight ends coach Doug Nussmeier as one option – and listed Coley as the other option. He said that the Cowboys could “look to the college game” if it were to consider Coley.Coley doesn’t have a ton of NFL experience, but he has worked with some big-time college programs that produced NFL talent. Over the years, he’s worked for LSU, Florida State, Miami and Georgia.As the #Cowboys dig into possible replacements for embattled OC Scott Linehan, they have one on their current staff — TE coach Doug Nussmeier — and may look to the college game to better utilize Dak Prescott’s talents. UGA OC James Coley will receive some consideration there.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 18, 2019Coley’s one NFL job came with the Miami Dolphins back in 2005-2006. He was an offensive assistant and quality control coach during his tenure there.The Cowboys finished 10-6 and made the playoffs this past season, but struggled on offense much of the season. They fell to the Los Angeles Rams in the divisional round of the playoffs, 30-22.If Coley does leave, it’ll put Georgia in an interesting position – having to fill a big role after the coaching carousel has been spinning for a few weeks now.last_img read more


first_imgWisconsin flag bearer runs across the field.LINCOLN, NE – OCTOBER 07: A cheerleader for the Wisconsin Badgers celebrates a score against the Nebraska Cornhuskers at Memorial Stadium on October 7, 2017 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)The Wisconsin football program received tough news on Wednesday as Zander Neuville announced that his football career is over. It’s a devastating end to his long career with the Badgers.Neuville was nearing a return for Wisconsin this month. He’s dealt with major surgeries to both knees over the course of his career.Wisconsin was waiting for word on when the sixth-year senior tight end could return. Instead, the program has to rally around the loss of Neuville.He revealed on Twitter that he suffered another injury. That is the reason he must end his football career at Wisconsin. “Unfortunately, I have sustained another injury, one that means an end to my football career,” Neuville wrote on Twitter. “While this is disappointing, I am extremely grateful for the opportunity I had this year and throughout my career at Wisconsin.”In his post on social media, Neuville thanked his coaches and teammates.“I want to thank Coach Chryst, Coach Turner and the entire coaching staff for allowing me to play at this incredible University. Thank you to the athletic trainers, strength coaches and support staff that have helped me throughout my career. I have so many great memories and have made lifelong friends because of this program.”pic.twitter.com/CSoZnWhfDj— Zander Neuville (@TheNeuv) September 11, 2019Despite suffering a torn ACL twice during his time with the Badgers, Neuville continued to show his toughness and determination.Not having Neuville to help Wisconsin’s run blocking could hurt at some point this fall. For now though, the football program looks pretty sharp as it prepares for a showdown with the Michigan Wolverines.We wish Neuville all the best in the next phase of his career.last_img read more


first_img The Project Manager urged farmers to seize the opportunity and boost agriculture, as, with the rapid change of the climate, “we can only reduce the rate at which it is changing”. Several communities in upper Clarendon will benefit from a US$783,000 Climate Change Adaptation programme, courtesy of the Environmental Health Foundation (EHF). Several communities in upper Clarendon will benefit from a US$783,000 Climate Change Adaptation programme, courtesy of the Environmental Health Foundation (EHF).Project Manager with the EHF, Faradaine Forbes-Edwards, told JIS News that the initiative is to increase production and improve the livelihood of farmers in the communities that are prone to disasters.Representatives of the organisation have commenced registering farmers for the project, and Mrs. Forbes-Edwards said they will be trained in certain areas, so that a change can be made to the way farming is done.“More sustainable farming practices will be introduced,” she said, while addressing farmers at the Peckham Community Centre in the parish recently.The project is dubbed, ‘Building Resilience and Adaptation to Climate Change while Reducing Disaster Risk in Peckham, Clarendon, and Surrounding Communities’.The Project Manager urged farmers to seize the opportunity and boost agriculture, as, with the rapid change of the climate, “we can only reduce the rate at which it is changing”.Components of the project include increased productivity and adaptive capacity, strengthened capacity for farmer groups, improved disaster risk reduction and climate change resilience and public education and awareness.Other aspects are: improvement in water management, with the use of plastic tanks for rainwater harvesting and storage; implementation of Climate Change education and awareness in the schools, as well as the training of vulnerable groups in the rural communities.The 24-month project will be assisted by the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA), the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ), Clarendon Municipal Corporation, Social Development Commission (SDC), Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS), the College of Agriculture, Science and Education (CASE), and the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM). The project is dubbed, ‘Building Resilience and Adaptation to Climate Change while Reducing Disaster Risk in Peckham, Clarendon, and Surrounding Communities’. Story Highlightslast_img read more


first_imgzoomIllustration. Image Courtesy: Pixabay under CC0 Creative Commons license French container shipping giant CMA CGM has decided to acquire Containerships, a Finland-based company specialized in the intra-European market.As informed, CMA CGM has signed an agreement with Container Finance pursuant to which the container shipping and logistics business Containerships and Container Finance’s holdings in Multi-Link Terminals and CD Holding will become part of the CMA CGM Group.The agreement remains subject to approval by the relevant authorities and the estimated closing is between 3-6 months, according to Containerships.Upon closing of the transaction, Container Finance’s entire container logistics operations will integrate CMA CGM intra-regional market offering in Europe and Mediterranean area.CMA CGM Group is already present on the intra-regional market through its subsidiaries: CNC in Intra Asia, Mercosul in Brazil, Sofrana in the Pacific Islands regional maritime trade, and MacAndrews in Europe.“The acquisition of Containerships will strengthen even more the development strategy implemented by Rodolphe Saadé, CMA CGM Group’s Chairman and CEO, aimed at densifying the group’s regional network,” CMA CGM said in a statement.Founded in 1966, Containerships is an intra-European Shortsea specialist with a presence in the Baltic market, Russia, Northern Europe, North Africa and Turkey. With a workforce of 560 people, Containerships offers a complete range of services, as well as logistics solutions by ship, truck, rail and barges.Commenting on the recently signed agreement, Containerships said it “continues to execute its LNG strategy as planned and will launch four LNG-fuelled vessels between August 2018 and January 2019.”last_img read more


Basil Rajapaksa noted that even UN Secretary General Ban ki-moon had said that the best thing which happened last year was the regime change in Sri Lanka. (Colombo Gazette) “They took efforts for a regime change in Sri Lanka and they had openly spoken about that, ” he said. Former Economic Affairs Minister Basil Rajapaksa has blamed the United States and India for the defeat by the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) at the last Presidential elections.Speaking to the BBC Sinhala service, Rajapaksa, the brother of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa said that the US had even noted at the end of last year that the change of Government in January last year was a victory for the US. read more


The court ordered the students not to damage any public property or create public disturbance during the protest.However the protest resulted in some roads being closed for traffic. (Colombo Gazette) The Inter-University Students Federation (IUSF) staged a protest in Colombo today after receiving court approval.The Fort Magistrate issued an order allowing the students to protest without inconveniencing the public.


first_imgA rejected boyfriend punched his ex in the face when she turned down his marriage proposal.Andrei Pavel, 25, had bought an engagement ring and a bunch of flowers to surprise Andrea Nagy at her workplace.But when he got down on one knee and popped the question she replied “No”.A court heard that he lost his temper and hit her in the face, knocking her to the ground and leaving her with “significant injuries”. The court Pavel, formerly of Middleport, Stoke-on-Trent, proposed to Miss Nagy but she said rejected his offer of marriage.Ms Bentley added: “He punched her to the face, knocking her to the floor for a matter of seconds. She was left with an injury to her face.”The court heard Miss Nagy said she was scared of the defendant and described him as jealous and controlling.Andrew Bennett, mitigating, said it was a single punch and added Pavel, who is originally from Borascu, Romania, now accepts there is no future in the relationship.Magistrates sentenced Pavel to a 12-month community order with a 30-day rehabilitation activity requirement and 150 hours unpaid work.He was ordered to pay £200 compensation, £135 costs and an £85 surcharge. Pavel, who has no previous convictions, was made the subject of a 12-month restraining order which prevents him having any contact with his victim.Passing sentence chairman of the bench, Philip Taylor said: “This assault was serious. It was in a domestic violence context. The injuries sustained were significant. You went to her place of work.”She made it clear to you she was not interested in any further relationship or union with you. It was an unprovoked attack by you.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. After being arrested, Pavel, told officers he was upset by the rejection. Now he has been banned from contacting his victim for a year after pleading guilty to assault by beating.North Staffordshire Justice Centre heard Pavel and Miss Nagy had been in an “intense” relationship for three months and had moved in together before hitting a rocky patch.But Pavel was keen to get things back on track and turned up at Miss Nagy’s workplace on July 21 this year to propose.Prosecutor Ruth Bentley said: “She described the relationship as intense. She moved in with him after two months but the relationship broke down and they split up.”Since that time he had been contacting her via texts. He did not want the relationship to end. He was trying to get it back on track, and even purchased a ring and asked her to marry him. “She was handed a note at work, which said the defendant wanted to speak to her. She met the defendant who was waiting outside with a bunch of flowers.”last_img read more


first_imgGlenmore Forest park in the Cairngorms in Scotland after the snow on Saturday afternoonCredit:Bay Media The Met Office has updated a yellow “be aware” warning of snow and ice to cover much of Scotland, north Wales and England down to southern parts. Continuous heavy rain has caused rivers to swell in North DevonCredit:Natasha Quarmby/REX/Shutterstock The snowy conditions have seen crowd flock to Scottish ski resorts over the weekend.On Friday in Glencoe, blizzard conditions hampered a rescue operation to save two ski tourers stranded without shelter at 3,000ft.The pair were winched into a coastguard helicopter at first light on Saturday before being taken to hospital by ambulance. Traffic Scotland urged drivers to check their routes before setting off and to ensure they were carrying emergency supplies in case they get stuck. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. The warning, valid from 6am until 6pm, predicts snow on higher routes and says that rain may fall onto frozen surfaces for a time, particularly across Scotland, following a very cold night.Icy patches are likely on some untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths – while some disruption could be seen to journeys by road, bus and train on affected routes. Cross country runners set off through heavy snow around Peebles in the Scottish Borders Cloud inversion above Kingussie in the Scottish Highlands Shiver-oo: delivery trials on skidoo, ski and snowboard are taking place in Glencoe, ScotlandCredit:Mark Runnacles/PA Wire A cloud inversion above Kingussie in the Scottish Highlands on SaturdayCredit:PA Glenmore Forest park in the Cairngorms in Scotland after the snow on Saturday afternoon Good evening UK, Rebecca here. Cold with a frost or severe frost, especially across N parts where temperatures will fall well below zero with freezing fog patches expected. Mist, fog & low cloud across much of England & Wales with rain arriving here later. https://t.co/jtrhUzUBdR pic.twitter.com/cnyO5Nu1nC— Met Office (@metoffice) January 20, 2018 Snow fell as far south as Maidenhead in Berkshire North Wales Police also warned of poor conditions on the roads due to snow and ice, particularly on routes in Snowdonia. On Friday, members of the public were urged to stay off the roads in some areas of Scotland, with weather warnings covering much of the country.Dozens of schools around Scotland were closed while some shut early due to the weather.On Tuesday night, more than 200 motorists were stranded overnight on the M74 as heavy snow and ice caused treacherous driving conditions.  Continuous heavy rain has caused rivers to swell in North Devon Freeze frame: cross country runners set off through heavy snow around Peebles in the Scottish BordersCredit:David Cheskin/PA Wire Snow has fallen across the country, after the UK froze on the coldest night in nearly two years.Wintry conditions have gripped Scotland over the last week with heavy snow causing travel chaos, and on Sunday there were flurries across swathes of the Midlands and South East, though forecasters warned it was likely to turn to rain by the end of the day. Downpours in north Devon have seen homes evacuated and roads blocked after “widespread flooding”. People were forced to flee homes in Kentisbury, near Barnstaple, and other properties have been flooded in Combe Martin on nearby Exmoor, Devon and Cornwall Police said.The A399 at Combe Martin has been closed following a landslide reported at 10.35am on Sunday with a police spokesman saying part of the carriageway has collapsed.The A361 is also closed near Landkey in Barnstaple and mudslides have been reported at Muddiford, north of Barnstaple, the force said.Temperatures plummeted overnight, with a low of -13.5C (7.7F) recorded in the Highland village of Dalwhinnie, while freezing temperatures were recorded as far south as London Luton Airport. Meanwhile, the Mountain Road was closed on the Isle of Man due to snow.In Northern Ireland, a yellow warning of ice was in force until 9am on Sunday, while a yellow warning of rain runs until 3pm. Snow fell as far south as Maidenhead in Berkshire on SundayCredit:LNP Police warned skiers heading to resorts not to park on the verges after disruption on Saturday and warned that cars causing obstructions may be seized. Skiers faced six-mile tailbacks as they flocked to the slopes at Glencoe Mountain Resort to take advantage of the snowy conditions.Drivers abandoned their cars on the roads as they tried to reach the resorts where car parks were full and police said high volumes of traffic hampered the efforts of gritters. Saturday night saw the coldest temperature recorded in the UK since February 14 2016, when minus 14.1C (6.6F) was recorded at Braemar.Despite the frigid temperatures in the far north, the mercury rose to 11C in the (52F) in the far south west of England.Met Office forecaster Steven Keate said the near 20C (46F) difference, caused as warmer air moves in, was “pretty unusual for the UK”.”The broad theme is it is turning milder from the west, but before we get there some snow will fall,” he said. Deliveroo rider Connor Smalllast_img read more


first_imgZest WEG Group says it is showcasing its full suite of products and manufacturing capabilities at a flagship infrastructure and iron ore mining project in Liberia. This follows group company EnI Electrical winning two major contracts for ArcelorMittal at Buchanan Port in Liberia as well as at the Tokadeh iron ore mine near Yekepa in Nimba County.“These projects will serve as a vehicle for the Zest WEG Group product portfolio to arrive on site,” Trevor Naude, Managing Director, EnI Electrical says. One of Africa’s largest electrical construction companies, EnI Electrical forms a significant part of the Zest WEG Group’s value addition and total service package for the African mining industry.“While the Zest WEG Group is well known as an importer and distributor of WEG electric motors from Brazil, one of the largest ranges of its kind in the world, our full product line up includes transformers, switchgear, variable speed drives, motor control centres, gensets and renewable energy solutions. We also have three fully fledged manufacturing facilities in South Africa that we are in the process of expanding as we increase our footprint in Africa,” Louis Meiring, CEO, Zest WEG Group, says.ArcelorMittal is currently mining and shipping 5 Mt/y of iron ore a year from its Phase 1 operations in Liberia. A Phase 2 expansion project will boost shipments to 15 Mt/y, with first production earmarked for end-2015. The first contract focuses on a ship loading facility at Buchanan Port, where EnI Electrical will construct 6.6 kV overhead power lines in addition to all medium voltage infrastructure, electrical infrastructure and instrumentation works.The second contract relates to mine infrastructure at the Tokadeh mine, which has a rail link to Buchanan Port. “We are responsible for all overhead line infrastructure from medium voltage to all the electrical work and instrumentation,” Naude explains. “This flagship project represents what EnI Electrical has been striving towards since its inception. “We are positioning ourselves as the electrical infrastructure construction team within the Zest WEG Group.”EnI Electrical’s roster of successful flagship mining projects completed since 2012 include the Beira Coal Terminal in Mozambique, the Konkola North Copper Project in Zambia, Nantou Mining in Burkina Faso, the Samancor Meyerton furnace upgrade, the Gold Fields South Deep Expansion, Xstrata’s Tswelopele sinter and pelletising plant in Rustenburg, Petra Diamonds’ Cullinan DMS plant and two gold mine expansions for Barrick Gold in Tanzania. EnI Electrical has also completed projects in Uganda, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Mali, Namibia and the Democratic Republic of Congo.last_img read more


first_imgWITH ONE IN three of Irish people expected to be affected by cancer at some point in their lifetime, cancer services are something many of us will avail of.To that end, the Irish Cancer Society is hoping to get employees involved in thinking up ways to raise funds for their vital services in advance of this year’s Daffodil Day on 22 March. The ‘Our Company Cares’ drive aims to get at least 200 companies on board to find fun and creative ways to get colleagues involved in collecting cash. (We like one of their suggestions – a desk cleaning drive – in TheJournal.ie‘s less-than-immaculate HQ).John McCormack, CEO of the Irish Cancer Society, said today that the demand on existing cancer care services – with 30,000 new cancer cases diagnosed in 2011 alone – meant that the society had to be innovative in raising funds. The overall target for Daffodil Day 2013 is €3.4m and Dell Ireland is already on board as a lead partner as well as with its 2,500 employees volunteering time and expertise to the campaign.If you want more details on the ‘Our Company Cares’ campaign, contact Emma Barrett on 01 231 6621 or email corporate@irishcancer.ieWhere does Daffodil Day money go?>Column: I was in work one day and diagnosed with cancer the next>last_img read more


first_imgBack in October last year students in India gained access to by far the cheapest Android tablet available on the market. The Aakash cost just $35, but as you’d expect, it was pretty limited on the feature front. Developed by Datawind in the UK and manufactured in India, it consisted of a 7-inch (800 x 480) resistive touchscreen, ARM processor running at 366MHz, 256MB RAM, 2GB storage, ran Android 2.2, and shipped with a battery rated at 3 hours.A year on and the Aakash 2 tablet has been released with the price reduced to just $21 for students. That’s incredibly cheap, but is the spec any better?The second generation tablet retains the 7-inch display and 800 x 480 resolution, but it now has a capacitive and multi-touch touchscreen. The processor used is a 1GHz Cortex A8, and RAM has increased to 512MB. There is now 4GB of internal memory, but a microSD card can increase that by up to 32GB. The OS has also been bumped from Android 2.2 to 4.0 and battery life remains at 3 hours.Students in India can get the new tablet at a subsidized price of $21, where as the Indian government is thought to be paying $41. The design has been handled by Datawind again who will also offer a commercial version using the name UbiSlate 7Ci. However, that version will cost around $83. If you want a version with 3G, the price rises to $90.For students in India the Aakash 2 seems to form a much more capable tablet that’s a massive improvement over the first version. For consumers, $90 is still cheap, but its likely most will choose to pay more and get a tablet with a better display and significantly more on-board storage.Read more at Datawind and IBN Livelast_img read more


first_img Feb 19th 2018, 7:08 AM Sinn Féin says direct rule is ‘off the table’ as Varadkar speaks by phone to Theresa May An Taoiseach met this evening with the Sinn Féin leadership in Dublin. Short URL http://jrnl.ie/3859404 31,606 Views Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article By Cianan Brennan Share112 Tweet Email Monday 19 Feb 2018, 8:10 PM 141 Comments Updated 8.40 pm Source: Rollingnews.ieTAOISEACH LEO VARADKAR and Tánaiste Simon Coveney met with the Sinn Féin leadership this evening to discuss the ongoing impasse in Northern Ireland.After the meeting, Varadkar spoke by phone to UK Prime Minister Theresa May.Talks aimed at bringing back a working Assembly to the North, which has been without a government for 13 months, fell at the last hurdle last week with the DUP pulling the plug, and both the dominant unionist party and Sinn Féin collectively pointing the finger at each other as to who was responsible.This evening’s meeting was between Varadkar, Coveney, Sinn Féin president Mary Lou McDonald and the party’s northern leader Michelle O’Neill.It’s understood Varadkar was keen to hear Sinn Féin’s assessment of the events of last week.In a statement released by An Taoiseach following the meeting, Varadkar said his government was fully committed to the the Good Friday Agreement and wanted to see northern institutions back up and running.As co-guarantor to the agreement, the government will continue to engage with the parties in Northern Ireland and the British government to support the urgent formation of a new Executive by the mandated political parties.“The Irish government does not want to see the introduction of direct rule in Northern Ireland,” Varadkar added.A spokesperson for 10 Downing Street said this evening that both May and Varadkar “recognised the progress and serious engagement made by the parties” in Northern Ireland.“The Prime Minister said she believed there was scope for agreement and reiterated the UK government’s priority was still to get devolution up and running again in Northern Ireland,” the spokesperson added.Impasse  Talks on the return of devolved government broke down last Wednesday with DUP leader Arlene Foster saying they had failed on the issue of the Irish language.Her statement was contradicted by Sinn Féin which said that an agreement had been reached but the DUP has not followed through on its commitment.Sinn Féin wants legislation which proposes protection of Irish as a minority language, a similar standing that the Welsh language has in Wales.Speaking this evening ahead of this evening’s meeting, McDonald said that Sinn Fein will provide the text of the agreement she says was agreed with the DUP to both governments and will also brief other parties on the same.“We are extremely disappointed that the DUP, having come so far, could not get this deal over the line. And so where we find ourselves now is a situation where all of the issues are still outstanding and need to be resolved,” McDonald told reporters outside Government Buildings in Dublin.McDonald added that there “cannot be a vacuum” and said she would asking Varadkar to push the British government on releasing fundings for legacy inquests.McDonald also said that direct rule “is not acceptable” and “is not on the table”:We need answers for those citizens who still do not have equality rights in terms of marriage and language rights and we’re saying very, very clearly that the inter-governmental conference must be convened as a matter of urgency.“Had the DUP been as good as their word, had they held their nerve, had they been prepared to lead we would now been meeting you to talk about the reestablishment of the institutions. We’re not at that place now, so direct rule is not on the table,” she added.Asked about Sinn Féin’s insistence on an Irish language act, McDonald said a proposal was agreed with the DUP that included other cultural provisions important to unionists.“We know we had very detailed deliberations with the DUP. We got to a point of agreeing a method that dealt with Acht na Gaeilge but that also looked more broadly to Ulster-Scots and to principles of inclusion and respect,” she said. McDonald is flanked my MLAs Conor Murphy and Michelle O’Neill. Source: TheJournal.ieDespite McDonald’s insistence that direct rules was “not on the table”, the DUP has this evening called for London to take decisions on Northern Ireland.In a statement, Foster says she has asked Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Karen Bradley to not only set a budget for Northern Ireland but to “take key decisions” about infrastructure and services.“Frontline staff have been living hand to mouth for too long. The Northern Ireland people deserve better,” Foster said today following a phone conversation with Bradley.School principals, hospital managers and infrastructure planners have been in limbo for months unsure of budgets and unable to get ministerial direction. I am not prepared to allow this to continue. Decisions need to be taken.Foster added that she does not want direct rule and remains committed to a government in Northern Ireland “but not at any price”.- With reporting by Rónán DuffyRead: About half of voters support unrestricted access to abortion up to 12 weeksRead: ‘I was in mortgage arrears – so I sold my possessions and became a reluctant landlord’last_img read more


first_imgUn dauphin s’échoue sur une plage de la MancheDimanche en fin de matinée, la marée a déposé sur le sable de la plage de Hérel dans la Manche, un cadavre de dauphin. D’après son aspect, celui-ci était mort depuis plusieurs jours. C’est un spectacle peu joyeux qu’ont pu observer des promeneurs et amateurs de course à pied le lendemain du réveillon. En se promenant sur la plage de Hérel à Granville, ceux-ci ont découvert gisant sur le sable le cadavre d’un dauphin. À lire aussiL’échouage de 160 dauphins fait craindre la survenue d’un nouveau séisme au JaponVraisemblablement mort depuis plusieurs jours, le mammifère a été déposé dans la matinée par la marée et présentait un état de dégradation avancé. Seuls sa queue, son dos, sa nageoire dorsale et son bec étaient encore recouverts de peau, le reste montrant de la chair rose et nue.Au vu de la taille du dauphin (1,70 mètres) et de son aspect, il pourrait s’agir d’un dauphin commun, espèce observée dans la Manche et dont les individus adultes atteignent généralement les 2 mètres, rappelle le site de la ville de Granville. Mais on ignore encore tout de la raison de la mort du mammifère. Le 2 janvier 2012 à 09:52 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more


first_img Sandals Foundation to the rescue for Dominica Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 25 Aug 2015 – Danny is dead. No trace of the storm which last week was at its worst, a category three hurricane and which yesterday was a Tropical Storm. Two systems are being monitored in the Atlantic; one late last night evolved to being Erika, a fast moving Tropical Storm moving west at 20 mph… the other still at a low chance for developing. Update on the Tropics; System forecast to strengthen Hurricane Joaquin damaging and costly to TCI Recommended for you Related Items:danny, erika, tropical stormlast_img read more