Council issues warning against ‘Backyard burning’ and bonfires

first_imgNews Council issues warning against ‘Backyard burning’ and bonfires Previous articleNew Omagh claims reinforce case for public enquiry – GallagherNext articleOireachtas Transport Committee hears case for Malin Coastguard News Highland Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp By News Highland – October 24, 2012 Facebook Pinterest Google+ Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry center_img Twitter Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Donegal County Council is reminding householders and businesses that the burning of waste often known as “Backyard Burning’ is illegal.Backyard burning is the uncontrolled burning of waste, which is frequently carried out in backyards in a barrel or open pile, or even waste burned in open fires, ranges or other solid fuel appliances.It also applies to burning waste in a ‘home or garden incinerator’ that are frequently advertised.The council says this activity in any of these situations is illegal.Backyard Burning is illegal and is an offence under the Waste Management Act, the Air Pollution Act  and the Waste Management (Prohibitions of Disposal by Burning) Regulations 2009.The council reminds the public that it is also an offence for householders or businesses to supply waste materials to parties collecting materials for ‘Bonfire Night’, and, it is illegal to give waste to a person that does not have a waste collection permit.Donegal County Council is currently undertaking an audit of certain businesses to ensure that there is compliance under the relevant legislation and to ensure that waste materials are not supplied for the practice of burning on bonfires.There are some exemptions under the regulations where burning is permissible. These are only in the case of some agricultural wastes namely uncontaminated  wood, trees, tree trimmings, leaves, brush, or other similar waste generated by agricultural practices.The disposal of these permitted wastes by burning are permitted provided the farmer looks at all other reasonable options before burning and gives advance notice to the Local Authority before burning. WhatsApplast_img read more

Credit unions motivate employees with engagement technology

first_img 11SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Incorporating gamification concepts into your credit union’s training and evaluation processes improves employees’ productivity, profitability, and interaction, says Patrick McElhenie, director of CUNA Mutual Group’s Lender Development Program.“Today’s millennial workforce has grown up with online gaming and real-time interaction via mobile devices,” he says. “Bringing technology into the workplace to improve participation levels translates to better employee recruitment and retention, and ultimately, creating better connections with members.”Gamification’s profile has risen dramatically in recent years as the job market improves and employee engagement continues to lag. McElhenie offered a remedy to that challenge Tuesday when he teamed with gameFI’s Matt Davis to present “Credit Union Gamification: Why the Future of Work Is Fun” at CUNA Mutual Group’s Discovery Conference.“According to Gallup, only 34% of the American workforce feels engaged at their job,” McElhenie says. “The three key elements of gamification technology—feedback, focus and fun—are the same elements credit unions need to reshape their culture and improve engagement.” continue reading »last_img read more

Hammers sign Kouyate

first_img Kouyate, 24, has been signed from the Belgian champions Anderlecht on a four-year deal for an undisclosed fee and becomes the club’s second summer addition following the move for Argentine striker Mauro Zarate. “West Ham have given me the chance to play in the Premier League, so I am very happy to join such a club and that gives me great pleasure,” Kouyate said to West Ham TV. Kouyate played for Senegal at the London 2012 Olympics, coming on as a substitute against Great Britain at Old Trafford. The midfielder is relishing the opportunity to tackle the Barclays Premier League. “I know a few players who were also at the club, [Carlos] Tevez, Demba [Ba], Andy Carroll, who was obviously here last season. West Ham are a team who are known and who are going to help me to progress,” he said. “For my part, I am going to try to do great things here and try to improve further still as a player. “That I am here now is thanks to the manager, because he went out of his way, leaving his holiday for me, so he has done everything he could for me to join the club. “He, my advisers and agents helped me make the right decision and said West Ham was the ideal club for me, because as a kid I dreamed of playing in the Premier League and now it is here that my dream has been realised.” West Ham co-chairman David Sullivan is confident Kouyate is the type of signing needed to kick the team on next season. “He comes with vast experience at the top level – including the Champions League – despite being only 24 and I am sure he will add valuable competition to places,” Sullivan added. “We are determined to have a better season this year and this signing is a statement of the direction the club is heading in. “We hope to have at least four more signings in place by the time we kick-off against Tottenham on 16 August as we aim for at least a top-10 finish this season.” West Ham have completed the signing of Senegal midfielder Cheikhou Kouyate.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

How Nelson Cruz and other new faces changed the course for the Twins

first_imgMORE: Watch ‘ChangeUp,’ a new MLB live whiparound show on DAZNThe offense is clicking, and it’s paying off. The Twins have eight players with double-digit home run totals this season. No team has ever had that many reach 20 in a season, and if the pace they’ve set continues, the Twins could be the first to do it.Thanks to this newly supercharged offense, the Twins are manhandling their division and have the second-highest winning percentage in the American League. They’re looking more like a team ready to realize the promise of the 2017 wild card group.“They wanted an aggressive ballclub, and they wanted to be able to score runs, and I think we’ve done a good job of doing that so far,” Cron told SN. “I think with the additions they brought in, it was a pretty obvious and clear focus on guys with power, and they wanted guys who were aggressive in the zone.”The Twins plucked Cron from the Rays last November when they put him on waivers, and this year he’s rewarded Minnesota with 17 home runs and an OPS of .833. Cron spent four seasons with the Angels, stuck behind Albert Pujols on the depth chart, and only after leaving Anaheim was he able to break out. Last year, Cron hit 30 home runs for the Rays, making him an appealing addition for a Twins roster starved for power and run production. Max Kepler, who has a team-high 21 home runs and already one more than he hit in 2018, said that with the infusion of new bats on the roster he’s seen an organic shift in the offense. “Our approach used to be more passive, taking more pitches,” Kepler said. Now, without a top-down organizational mandate or even suggestion, Kepler said, the team has followed the lead of some of the new faces by being more aggressive at the plate. Cron is a prime example. In his early days with the Angels, he said, they wanted him to try to take more walks, so he fought his natural instinct to be aggressive in the box. Since moving on to the Rays and now the Twins, Cron’s walk rate is down, and he’s swinging at the first pitch he sees almost a third of the time. As a team, the Twins average 3.79 pitches per plate appearance, where the league average is 3.95. They swing at the first pitch just over 33 percent of the time, where the league average is 28.9. In 2018, they averaged 3.99 pitches per plate appearance and swung at the first pitch only 25.3 percent of the time. Baldelli agreed that the team has benefited from more aggressive hitters, but he said that the Twins are also successful because of an offense that’s better balanced than it was a year ago. “We have good hitters and guys who have gotten the job done for us spread throughout our lineup. We also have guys that are very different in the way they do it and the way they get through their at-bats,” Baldelli said. “We have some guys that are very patient, we have some guys that work at-bats that are passive. We have some guys that are pretty free swingers and get it done that way.”MORE: How the next wave of A’s prospects could affect AL wild card raceThis kind of lineup forces opposing pitchers to do a lot of different things to get through it, Baldelli said. And it’s something the veteran newcomers have recognized about this Twins team.“It’s the balance of the lineup that we have,” Cruz said. “And everybody is different in a unique way. That’s what makes us even more dangerous for pitchers. Yea, we’re aggressive, but it’s a mix, you know.”Cruz, who signed a one-year, $14 million deal with the Twins in January, called it the ideal lineup.“Even the guys that don’t play every day, when they go and play, they give you good at-bats,” he said. “We don’t feel like we’re missing anyone without the regular lineup.”Cron, who is also on a one-year deal with the Twins, said that he sees his role with the team as complementary to the core pieces that were already on the roster. Guys like himself, Cruz, Gonzalez and Schoop are there to magnify the abilities of the players like Kepler, Eddie Rosario and Jorge Polanco.“That’s the core of this team, and that’s why we are where we are,” Cron said. “We kind of came in and try to fill the gaps a little bit, and that’s kind of what the veterans do on teams like this.” A year ago at the start of July, the Twins were 11 games below .500 and effectively out of their division race. After looking like a team on the rise at the end of the 2017 season, they finished last season 13 games behind the Indians in the AL Central. A shift in direction was in order.During the 2018-2019 offseason, they replaced manager Paul Molitor with 37-year-old Rocco Baldelli, who had no major league managing experience, and from November to February they acquired C.J. Cron, Jonathan Schoop, Nelson Cruz and Marwin Gonzalez for the offense that had scored 738 runs in 2018 (13th in MLB) and hit 166 home runs (23rd). Through about the first three months of 2019, the Twins are nine home runs shy of matching their home run total from all of last year, and they have the third-highest run total in baseball — with the margin between first and third being just two runs.  The group of newcomers has arguably had a positive ripple effect. Consider Kepler, who had never hit higher than .243 in his career. He’s up to .269 so far this season with more home runs at the halfway point than he had all of 2018. Or Rosario, who has already been a great hitter over the past two seasons, but has seen improvements in his power numbers and OPS. Polanco’s OPS is more than 100 points higher than last year, and he’ll be a starter in the All-Star Game for the first time in his career.The second half of the season will tell whether the Twins’ resurgence is real, but everything they’ve done through the first three months points to yes. They’re set to win their division handily and go up against the best in the American League for a bid at the World Series, thanks in part to the change that veterans like Cron and Cruz have brought to the team.“I love it. I think our lineup constitution is really good,” Cron said. “I just can’t assume that’d be comfortable for an opposing pitcher to know that there’s not going to be any easy strikes. You’re going to have to execute every pitch, and if you make a mistake we can capitalize on it.”last_img read more

A continent in midst of ‘seismic shift’

first_imgA spectacular increase in global flows into Africa and Middle East funds supports experts’ view that the economic balance of power is shifting as “frontier economies” increasingly drive growth.The centre of economic gravity is shifting eastwards and southwards with “huge consequences” for the world we live in, according to John Battersby, the UK country manager for the International Marketing Council of South Africa. Speaking after a May international media forum in Johannesburg, Battersby said the global power balance was changing: emerging countries were more rightly called “high growth”.Click here to get the full story from Fund Strategy.last_img read more

$200-million man: Curry inks ‘richest’ deal in NBA history—report

first_imgPacquiao’s title on the line vs Horn in ‘Battle of Brisbane’ MOST READ Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong View comments 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 LATEST STORIES Curry’s existing contract had been agreed when there were still doubts about his long-term fitness, with the player thought to have issues concerning the durability of his ankles.However, those doubts have been obliterated during a series of dazzling seasons for the Warriors that have helped him become a four-time All-Star.He was named NBA Most Valuable Player during the Warriors’ championship winning run in 2014-2015 and the following season became the first player in history to win the award in a unanimous vote.He averaged 25.3 points per game this regular season and has led the league in three-point field goals for five straight seasons.That remarkable run of scoring included 402 three-pointers in 2015-2016 — a single-season record. No other player had passed 300 threes in a season before Curry.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekendcenter_img News of the agreement wipes away any uncertainty concerning the future of Curry, who had been on a four-year contract worth a relatively modest $44 million until his new deal.Despite being one of the league’s highest profile stars, Curry had languished way down the pecking order of the NBA’s best-paid players.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsAccording to the basketball-reference.com website, Curry had been the 82nd best-paid player in the league, earning just over $12.1 million last season.That figure is dwarfed by the league’s highest-earner, LeBron James, who stands to earn $33.3 million next season and $35.6 million in 2018-2019. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry. AP FILE PHOTOLOS ANGELES—Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry has clinched a new five-year deal worth $201 million, the richest contract in NBA history, ESPN reported on Friday (Saturday, Manila).Curry, who recently helped the Warriors to their second NBA Finals crown in three years, is the first player to break the $200 million barrier, ESPN said, citing the player’s agent Jeff Austin.ADVERTISEMENT What ‘missteps’? Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’last_img read more

Mark Barroca ‘miracle shot’ puts Magnolia on brink of ending San Miguel’s PH Cup reign

first_imgHis team would rather let their game speak—especially Mark Barroca—in the Hotshots’ stunning victory over the San Miguel Beermen, 88-86, to take a 3-2 Philippine Cup Finals series lead Friday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao.Barroca tied his sterling performance in Game 4 in most impressive fashion, sinking a mid-range jumpshot to win the game and put his team on the brink of the championship and cap what had been an eventful night in one fell swoop.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsREAD: ‘Spider Man’ storms court during PBA Finals, hits June Mar Fajardo“I love that guy. He’s not afraid to shoot,” coach Victolero said. “Saktong, sakto ‘yung tira.” Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting “It was a miracle shot. I know that when they have some runs, we just needed to weather the storm,” he said. “This is the ballgame we wanted—as close as possible—to just have that chance in the end.”The roller-coaster game hit fever pitch when a spectator in Spider-man costume stormed center court and accidentally hit June Mar Fajardo.READ: After game 4 guarantee, Arwind Santos confident San Miguel can finally pull aheadFrom thereon, the Beermen moved closer to the Hotshots all thanks to Terrence Romeo’s triple that knotted the game at 86.The Hotshots have a chance to dethrone the four-time defending champions this Sunday at the same venue.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated LATEST STORIES Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power gridcenter_img Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess MOST READ “Yes,” he said about being one game away from a championship. “But we know San Miguel. They won’t go down that easily.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue MANILA, Philippines–Magnolia coach Chito Victolero had little to say about his team’s loss to San Miguel two nights ago.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:30’Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss View comments ‘Spider Man’ storms court during PBA Finals, hits June Mar Fajardolast_img read more

CIESAS Evaluation of ALSO

first_imgPosted on December 10, 2010November 13, 2014Click 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 email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)The following is part of a series of project updates from the Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios Superiores en Antropologia (CIESAS). MHTF is supporting their project, Evaluation of ALSO Program. More information on MHTF supported projects can be found here.Written by: CIESASIn the last 3 months, the CIESAS team made an important decision in the design of the ALSO evaluation. The evaluation site was changed from the General Hospital in the coastal city of Pochutla, Oaxaca to the much bigger Civil Hospital Dr. Aurelio Valdivieso in the capital city of Oaxaca. CIESAS made this decision because, unlike we were previously told, this latter hospital does meet basic methodological requirements to carry out the evaluation, and it also is the largest hospital with the greatest load of obstetric emergencies throughout the State of Oaxaca.CIESAS hired four field-workers, all of them recent graduates from medical school and trained them in the correct implementation of observation checklists and patients’ interviews, as well as in basic hospital research bioethics. All instruments were designed for this particular evaluation and were tested and reviewed before being fully implemented. Since the end of September, fieldworkers have been rotating during the night and the morning shifts in the ER and in the Ob/Gyn Unit of the Valdivieso Hospital, observing and registering the actual management of obstetric hemorrhage and preeclampsia/eclampsia, as well as observing and registering how Ob/Gyns manage normal hospital deliveries.Share this: ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read:last_img read more

9 months agoSpalletti: Inter Milan in Coppa Italia to win it

first_imgSpalletti: Inter Milan in Coppa Italia to win itby Carlos Volcano9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveInter Milan coach Luciano Spalletti says they’re in the Coppa Italia to win it.Inter meet Benevento in the round of 16 on Sunday.“As we saw last year, these games can hold hidden dangers, but the team is focused and learned from that experience,” said Spalletti.“We have a stronger mentality now and will try to improve it further in this match. Benevento boss Cristian Bucchi has experience now and is very good at setting his team out, so his type of side can cause problems.“We also saw in Cup competitions in England and France that big clubs can be surprised by minnows. Benevento eliminated Udinese in order to get here, so in one-off matches, the gap between teams can be wiped out.”On winning the Coppa, he added: “It is certainly an objective. This is probably the simplest to achieve, because there are fewer games on the way to the Final. Big clubs take part and it’ll be tough, but a side like Inter must aim for victory.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

a day agoPhelan: How Sir Alex ended my Man Utd career

first_imgPhelan: How Sir Alex ended my Man Utd careerby Paul Vegasa day agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United assistant coach Mike Phelan has revealed how his time as a player at Old Trafford was brought to an end.Phelan signed for the Old Trafford outfit from Norwich City in 1989 but his career with the club came to a frustrating end five years later. “He came up to me the Friday before the game on Saturday, last game of the season, and pulled me to one side at the training ground,” Phelan told The Athletic.”He said: ‘Enough’s enough, son. I’m letting you go’. ‘Letting me go where?’ ‘You’ve done terrific for me, but I’m going to bring in some of the young kids’.””This is when the Class of ’92 were around. I was older then, a little bit gobby.”‘Who?’ ‘I’m going to play Gary Neville’. ‘Gary Neville? What’s he got? Come on, Gaffer. You’re gonna play a kid?’ ‘Yeah’.”Phelan would go on to join West Brom, where he would spend 18 months before deciding to hang up his boots. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more