Avalanche Warning for backcountry recreationists

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Dublin homeless charities amazed by delivery from Donegal

first_imgDublin-based homeless charities received a much-welcomed delivery this week thanks to kind-hearted Donegal donators.Almost 600 backpacks were sent to Dublin this week following a ‘School Bags for the Homeless’ appeal which inspired hundreds of people around Donegal to pack worthwhile gifts for strangers in need.The idea began with Annagry woman Linda Ní Ghallchóir, who wanted to make a difference for people living on the streets. Linda started a school bag appeal – where people could fill bags with essential items to help people who are living rough or in emergency accommodation.The project, which was shared widely online, spurred people to make an effort to do #OneActOfKindness and team up for large-scale charity collections.The result was 581 schoolbags plus many other vital items being packed and sent to Dublin as the cold winter nights set in. €300 was also raised for the delivery costs.“Donegal be proud we will always be ready to give a helping hand to those who need it!,” said the collection team on Facebook. Two vans were driven to the capital this week to bring the donations to the volunteers at ‘Homeless Mobile Run’, who work directly with the homeless via soup kitchens in Dublin. Bags were distributed to the Inner City Helping Homeless and Feed Our Homeless charities.“We can’t believe their generosity,” said a spokesperson for Inner City Helping Homeless.Inner City Helping Homeless with the Donegal to Dublin Schoolbags for the Homeless. photo: Inner City Helping HomelessInner City Helping Homeless with the Donegal to Dublin Schoolbags for the Homeless. photo: Inner City Helping Homeless  Dublin homeless charities amazed by delivery from Donegal was last modified: November 22nd, 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


Tragic news as man dies following road collision in Derry

first_imgPolice have confirmed that a man aged in his 80’s has died following a road traffic collision.The accident happened on Thursday, March 14 at Crescent Link.Inspector Louise Cummings said: “The collision involving a silver Citroen car and a pedestrian occurred at around 8pm on Thursday evening. “The injured man was taken to hospital but sadly passed away from his from injuries.“The driver of the car was spoken to by officers at the scene and the road was closed for a number of hours following the collision, but has since re-opened.”“Our enquiries are ongoing and I would ask any witnesses to the collision or anyone who may have dash-cam footage to contact officers at Strand Road on 101 quoting reference number 1231 14/03/19.”Tragic news as man dies following road collision in Derry was last modified: March 15th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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:Derrylast_img read more


Warriors fans: Come meet our team covering the team

first_imgWith the Warriors’ 2019-20 season quickly coming upon us, we thought this would be a good opportunity for our sports journalists to come out and say hello. This season will definitely be different, and who better to discuss the new look and feel of the team than our sports columnist Dieter Kurtenbach and senior photographer Jose Carlos Fajardo.You can find the guys talking everything Warriors at our “Bay Area News Group In Real Life” event happening on Sunday, Sept. 29 at the San Jose Woman’s …last_img read more


Want to be a citizen Earth scientist? Join GLOBE Observer

first_imgClouds are more than water and a muse. They play an important role in regulating the temperature of the planet. Now NASA’s new GLOBE Observer app makes it easy for us all to be guardians of the planet.Data collected by the users of NASA’s GLOBE Observer app gives climate scientists a more holistic view of the the changing planetary environment. (Image: GLOBE Programme)Did you spot a dramatic and surfable Morning Glory this morning? Has your day been filled with cumulus, nimbostratus or stratocumulus? These are just a few of the 10 basic types of cloud. Depending on whether they are clumps or layers or streaks, if they’re low, mid-level or high, clouds fit into different species as well.All of them are water – tiny droplets in low clouds and ice crystals in high. And yet, they have captured the imagination of artists and been the muse to poets. They have helped adults while away the day and inspired children with crayons.They also play an important role in controlling the temperature of the planet and its climate system by reflecting sunlight back into space or trapping heat coming from the surface in the atmosphere. “Clouds are one of the most important factors in understanding how climate is changing now and how it’s going to change in the future,” says Holli Rieneek Kohl, an education and outreach officer at NASA.She is also the NASA lead in its GLOBE Observer programme. NASA’s Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) is a two decade-old science and education programme. Schools and students in 110 countries participate through observations of their local environment. Global data is collated and their observations are used to give a clearer view of the global environment.The appIt is now easer to join thousands of global citizen scientists. All you need is a smartphone, the great outdoors and NASA’s new GLOBE Observer app. South African citizen scientists can join the GLOBE community by downloading the app. They will join a global community building a cache of scientific data about local environmental conditions. For South Africans it is a continuation of the country’s storied involvement with NASA. A history that goes back to the agency’s moon landing expeditions. The GLOBE Observer app ties in with South African National Space Agency (SANSA) mandate to promote awareness and an interest in science, engineering and technology. The app allows the programme to grow beyond the classroom and allows anyone anywhere to become a planetary guardian.The app is available as a free download (Image: GLOBE Programme)South Africa has felt the effects of climate change recently with unprecedented drought and unseasonal temperatures. NASA is encouraging citizens around the world to participate in its programme to track these global climate changes by downloading the app and sharing their data with a global audience.For now the app allows users to collect photographs of clouds, which are sent to NASA to form a web of global climate data. A secondary benefit is, NASA hopes, a public more aware of the world outside their homes. The information collected is added to satellite-generated information to create a more holistic data archive.Kohl explains: “NASA studies clouds from satellites that provide either a top view or a vertical slice of the clouds. The ground-up view from citizen scientists is valuable in validating and understanding the satellite observations. It also provides a more complete picture of clouds around the world.”For scientists data is everything, but collecting that data is rarely cheap or easy, especially when the whole world is your laboratory. For NASA’s climate scientists, ground measurements are critical to confirm their measurements taken from space.Erika Podest, a NASA Earth scientist based at its world famous Jet Propulsion Laboratory, explains: “There are some places in the world where we have no ground data, so citizen scientists can greatly contribute to advancing our knowledge of this important part of the Earth system.”Collected data is automatically sent to the GLOBE data and information centre, where it is available to scientists and students studying the planet. But NASA, and Kohl, want to encourage app users to also interact with other users around the globe.Download the app, create an account, follow the tutorial and you are ready to start making observations. Use the drop down menu to record atmospheric conditions – whether the sky is clear, cloudy or obscured by things such as rain, fog or dust – then classify the clouds. The app auto-fills local time and date and co-ordinates.The app will help users to align their camera along compass points and how to best tilt your phone to capture most of the sky. You need a smartphone, but an internet connection is not necessary while taking pictures of clouds. You can submit your data once you have a connection.last_img read more


De Joya tows Batangas to 2nd straight win

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Round trip: Mike Brown returns to Cleveland with Warriors 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 Wangs could not sustain its winning ways despite Herndon’s 27-point, 14-rebound performance,Michole Sorela chipped in 13 markers and eight boards, while Tim Habelito got a double-double of 11 points and 17 rebounds.The Scores:BATANGAS 81 – Sedurifa 25, De Joya 14, Saitanan 10, Ablaza 9, Ragasa 9, Bautista 8, Mendoza 5, Dela Peña 1, Anderson 0, Laude 0, Isit 0, Napoles 0.WANGS BASKETBALL 79 – Herndon 27, Sorela 13, Habelito 11, Arambulo 6, Juico 5, Riley 4, Asuncion 3, De Chavez 3, King 3, Ambuludto 2, Montemayor 2, Importante 0.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ The 5-foot-5 De Joya, though, raced the length of the court and drilled the off-the-glass floater with time winding down to preserve Batangas’ immaculate record.“It’s already common sense. We didn’t have any timeouts left and he did what he had to do. Fortunately for us, his effort was rewarded,” said coach Eric Gonzales of his pint-sized playmaker.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutDe Joya finished with 14 points, three assists, and two rebounds for the Batangueños.Joseph Sedurifa topped his crew with 25 markers, five boards, three dimes, and two blocks, while Jessie Saitanan had 10 points and three rebounds. Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP Cedric de Joya. PBA IMAGESCedric de Joya emerged as the biggest man for Batangas as the diminutive guard scored on the game-winning drive at the buzzer to lift Batangas to a thrilling 81-79 victory over Wangs Basketball Tuesday in the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.The Batangueños lost hold of their 13-point lead in the fourth quarter, 65-52, and even allowed Robbie Herndon to knot the score at 79 with a booming three 4.6 seconds left for the Couriers.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Quarters: 14-23, 41-39, 63-52, 81-79.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds LATEST STORIES BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast View commentslast_img read more


Frozen shoulder

first_imgDefinitionFrozen shoulder is when the shoulder is painful and loses motion because of inflammation.Alternative NamesAdhesive capsulitisCauses, incidence, and risk factorsThe capsule of the shoulder joint has ligaments that hold the shoulder bones to each other. When the capsule becomes inflamed, the shoulder bones are unable to move freely in the joint.Most of the time there is no cause for frozen shoulder. Risk factors include:Cervical disk disease of the neckDiabetesShoulder injuryShoulder surgeryOpen heart surgery Thyroid problemsSymptomsThe main symptoms are:Decreased motion of the shoulderPainStiffnessFrozen shoulder without any known cause starts with pain. This pain prevents you from moving your arm. Lack of movement leads to stiffness and then even less motion. Over time, you become unable todo movementssuch as reaching over your head or behind you.Signs and testsThe health care provider willask aboutyour symptoms and an examine your shoulder. A diagnosis is often made when youare not able torotate your shoulder.You may have x-rays of the shoulder. This isto make sure there is no other problem, such as arthritis. Sometimes an MRI exam shows inflammation.But imaging tests do not show specific signs to diagnose frozen shoulder.TreatmentPain is treated with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs) and steroid injections. Steroid injections plus physical therapy can improve your motion.It can take a few weeks to see progress. It may take as long as 6 – 9 monthsfor complete recovery. Physical therapy is intense and needs to be done every day.Left untreated, the conditionoften gets better by itself within 2 years with little loss of motion.advertisementRisk factors for frozen shoulder, such as diabetes or thyroid problems, should also be treated.Surgery is recommended if nonsurgical treatment is not effective. This procedure (shoulder arthroscopy) is done underanesthesia. During surgery the scar tissue is releasedby bringing the shoulder through a full range of motion. Arthroscopic surgery can also be used to cut the tight ligaments and remove the scar tissue from the shoulder. After surgery, you may receive pain blocks so you can participate in physical therapy.Expectations (prognosis)Treatment with physical therapy and NSAIDs will usually restore motion and function of the shoulder within a year. Even untreated, the shoulder can get better by itself in 24 months.After surgery restores motion, you must continue physical therapy for several weeks or months to prevent the frozen shoulder from returning. Treatment may fail if you cannotkeep up withphysical therapy.ComplicationsStiffness and pain continue even with therapyThe arm can break if the shoulder is moved forcefully during surgeryCalling your health care providerIf you have shoulder pain and stiffness andthink you have a frozen shoulder, contact your health care provider for referral and treatment.PreventionThe best way to prevent frozen shoulder is to contact your health care provider if you develop shoulder pain that limits your range of motion for an extended period. Early treatment and helpsprevent stiffness.People who have diabetes will be less likely to get frozen shoulder if they keep their condition under control.ReferencesMiller RH, Dlabach JA. Shoulder and elbow injuries. In: Canale ST, Beatty JH, eds. Campbells Operative Orthopaedics. 11th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Mosby; 2007:chap 44.Krabak BJ, Banks NL. Adhesive capsulitis. In: Frontera WR, Silver JK, eds. Essentials of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 2nd ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Saunders; 2008:chap 10.Review Date:11/15/2012Reviewed By:C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, David R. Eltz, Stephanie Slon, and Nissi Wang.last_img read more


10 months ago​Tottenham plan Howe contigency if Pochettino joins Man Utd

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say ​Tottenham plan Howe contigency if Pochettino joins Man Utdby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham will look at Eddie Howe if Mauricio Pochettino leaves the club this summer.With Pochettino linked to jobs at Manchester United and Real Madrid, there is a possibility he will leave Spurs.And according to the Daily Mail, Bournemouth boss Howe is the man chairman Daniel Levy would target to replace the Argentine.It would cost a club £40 million to buy out Pochettino’s contract at Spurs, as he signed a new deal this past summer.English papers have suggested he is open to a move to United, as he knows it is an opportunity that may be too good to turn down. last_img read more


10 months agoLiverpool boss Klopp: Man City were luckier – including Kompany

first_imgLiverpool boss Klopp: Man City were luckier – including Kompanyby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp felt fortune wasn’t with them for defeat at Manchester City.Klopp was also left angry that City captain Vincent Kompany escaped dismissal for a challenge on Mohamed Salah.He said, “It was a big pressure. Very intense game. We were unlucky in our finishing moments. Unluckier than City I would say. Sane scores and the situation with Sadio when he hit the post. They had periods where they dominated the game and everybody felt the intensity. But we came back and had big chances. It is always like this. You have to score in those moments. When Aguero scores there is no angle. In similar situations we didn’t score.”It was not our or City’s best game because we both made it difficult for the other team. I have already said to the boys this is OK. We lost it but it will happen. Tonight it is not nice but it is not the biggest problem.”I really like Vincent Kompany but how on Earth is that not a red card? He is last man and he goes in. If he hits Mo [Salah] more he is out for the season. It is not easy for the ref and he may not see it how I see it.”Our expectations are high. We can play better. On the other side it was an intense game. You have to take the game how it is. You can’t always dominate it. With a bit more luck we could have got 2-2, which would be perfect for us.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more


Dabo Swinney Yelled At Refs In The Tunnel After First Half Clock Controversy

first_imgDabo Swinney celebrates and talks to an ESPN reporter.dabo swinney hype video clemsonClemson ended the first half with a 44-yard field goal attempt that was blocked by Alabama and fell short. The Tigers were forced to burn their final timeout and lost an additional play after referees somehow allowed several seconds to tick off the clock after a first-down completion.The refs are taking heat for this on social media, and Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney made sure to let them know they messed up on his way into the locker room. In hallway on way to locker room, Dabo Swinney screamed repeatedly at officials “you made us use a time out” on late first half scenario— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) January 12, 2016Our only hope? That clock snafu and the points it might have cost Clemson doesn’t end up costing the Tigers the game in the long run.last_img read more