first_imgJOCKEY QUOTES ABEL CEDILLO, CASTLE, WINNER: “It looked like there was a lot of speed in the race and all Mark said was ‘Stay close.’  My horse broke really good and we made the lead very easy and that was good for me.”TRAINER QUOTESMARK GLATT, CASTLE, WINNER: “It’s a roller coaster ride if you’re in this game as an owner, trainer, or jockey, it doesn’t matter who you are. We have had a lot of seconds with some bad trips. Eventually you just keep working hard and hopefully things will turn around.“The ownership group picked this horse out so I have to give them the credit. They brought him to my attention and I watched the replays on him and made sure I liked what I saw. I thought he ran a big race at Del Mar (Aug 29, 2019). I kind of gave my approval after they brought him up, I thought he was a little lightly raced for his age (6), so I was a little skeptical for the $40,000 but they were willing and I couldn’t see a reason not to claim him.“He’s a horse that has won down the hill and going a mile, also going 5/8ths, so he’s pretty versatile. Like with a lot of horses I think the 5 ½ has helped him, personally I don’t care for the 5/8h races, it takes a specialized horse. That extra furlong makes a difference.”     NOTES: The winning owners are Where We At.last_img read more

Behind rookie Collin Sexton, Cavs thwart bruised, Giannis-less Bucks

first_imgCarpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Sexton scored 25 points and became the first NBA rookie to score at least 23 in seven straight games since 1998 as Cleveland delayed Milwaukee from clinching the Central Division on Wednesday night with a 107-102 win over the bruised Bucks, who were without superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo.Sexton made a 3-pointer with 1:42 left and dropped a driving layup one minute later as the Cavs held on for one of their signature wins in an otherwise dismal season.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsSexton’s development has been one of the bright spots for the Cavs, who have undergone a coaching change and been riddled with injuries. His seven-game scoring streak is the longest for any rookie since Tim Duncan did it 21 years ago.“That’s what’s up,” Sexton said, smiling. “It’s cool. He’s a legend. We got the win against the No. 1 team, so that’s even better.” Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college NBTC: RJ Abarrientos shines as FEU stuns Canada Durham to enter semis LATEST STORIES Since March 11, the Cavs have beaten Toronto, Detroit and Milwaukee — three probable playoff teams and in the Raptors and Bucks, the two top teams record-wise in the league.“Since the All-Star break, we’ve been playing well,” said Thompson, who had seven points and six rebounds in his first game since Jan. 16. “We’ve been playing well at home, beaten some good teams at home. I’d like to say if it was the NCAA Tournament, we’d definitely be a bubble team. We’ve got some good big wins.”TIP-INSBudenholzer and Bledsoe were given technicals for arguing during the break between the first and second quarters. … Antetokounmpo scored 44 with 14 rebounds in Milwaukee’s win at Cleveland on Dec. 14. … Dropped to 13-2 in the Central.Cavaliers: Nance finished with seven points, a team-high five assists, two steals and two blocks. … Although having Thompson on the floor would have certainly helped them win some games, Drew said the Cavs didn’t push Thompson. “I was hoping we would have gotten him back sooner,” Drew said. “But any time you are dealing with an injury, you can’t rush players back. ” … G Matthew Dellavedova missed his seventh straight game with a concussion.UP NEXTBucks: Host Miami on Friday.Cavaliers: Host the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday. Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title MOST READ View comments Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The team did not have any further information on Love, who finished with 10 rebounds in 18 minutes.“He didn’t seem to be himself,” coach Larry Drew said.While the Bucks are nursing injuries, the Cavs were as close to full strength as they’ve been in months as Tristan Thompson returned after missing 26 games with a sore left foot. It was a rare chance for Drew to have three of his top frontcourt players in Thompson, Love and Larry Nance Jr., who had missed the previous five games with a chest bruise.“It felt good having that many bodies,” Drew said.Middleton did all he could to carry the Bucks in the first half by scoring 18. But without enough support, he couldn’t keep up with the better-balanced Cavs, who built a 16-point lead and went into the locker room at halftime leading by 11.MILWAUKEE’S MASH UNITThe Bucks were also without guards Sterling Brown (wrist), Donte DiVicenzo (heel), George Hill (groin) and center Pau Gasol (ankle).Budenholzer dismissed a report that Mirotic, who got hurt during Tuesday’s win over the Lakers, could be out for as long as a month. The Bucks did not provide a timeline in their release.“These things can always change,” he said. “In a perfect world, they’re less. Sometimes they take longer. This is a little bit of a unique injury.”MARCH MADNESS The Bucks are staggering toward the end of what has been a special season. The Eastern Conference leaders were without Antetokounmpo, one of the top MVP candidates, who missed his second game in a row with a sprained right ankle. They were also down five other rotational players including starting guard Malcolm Brogdon (foot) and forward Nikola Mirotic (thumb).Khris Middleton scored 26 points and Eric Bledsoe 24 for the Bucks, who couldn’t wrap up their first division title since 2001. They were at a disadvantage as Antetokounmpo sat in warmups and watched from the end of Milwaukee’s bench.“When you don’t come out on top it never feels good,” coach Mike Budenholzer said. “The guys, the competitive fight they brought in not the easiest of circumstances, I’ll take that any night.”Down 105-102, Milwaukee had a chance to tie it but had an ugly turnover without getting a shot off with less than 10 seconds remaining.Cleveland’s Kevin Love, who missed Monday’s game in Detroit with a sore back, left in the third quarter with an apparent head injury. He banged into Bledsoe late in the second quarter and played just three minutes in the third before going to the locker room for evaluation.ADVERTISEMENT Cleveland Cavaliers’ Collin Sexton (2) drives past Milwaukee Bucks’ D.J. Wilson (5) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, March 20, 2019, in Cleveland. The Cavaliers won 107-102. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)CLEVELAND — Collin Sexton has left a sluggish, sometimes painful start to his pro career, behind him.He’s taking off, and he might just take the Cavaliers with him.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titlelast_img read more

Amount of house lots allocated keeps shrinking

first_img– even thou demand increasesGovernment had paused the distribution of lands and had instead embarked on an initiative which forced Guyanese into buying pre-built houses.A section of the Perseverance Housing Scheme in ProvidenceThis has caused the distribution of house lots to reduce significantly since the change of Government in 2015 despite the fact that the demand has not decreased. It was evident in the 2017 Annual Report of the Housing Authority which was laid in the National Assembly a few months ago.The report shows that a total of only 1131 house lots were allocated in that year for qualified applicants. In fact, the report states that the original target of allocations for that year was merely 1000.This does not compare favorably with the previous year, which according to the report, 2020 house lots were allocated in 2016, an improvement on its original target of 1100. This includes 625 low to moderate income house lots and 1395 middle to high-income house lots.But both of these years’ figures pale in comparison to the number of houses lots distributed in previous years under the former People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Administration. In the CH&PA’s 2013 annual report, its programme performance assessment had indicated that 4417 house lots were allocated, just shy of the 5900 target.Under the previous Administration, over 100,000 house lots were distributed and over 200 core houses were made available to underprivileged families, while a programme for professional groups provided 200 teachers, nurses and Policemen with fast-track access to loans for home construction.However, as the Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA) forges ahead with the construction of more core houses, this time in Sophia, Greater Georgetown, the agency has assured that corrective measures were taken to address the faults that were reported by residents at the houses at Perseverance Housing Scheme, Providence East Bank Demerara.Chief Executive Officer of the authority, Lelon Saul said that he is certain that those concerns were addressed while noting that once they are in receipt of complains, they act immediately.Last month, several home owners complained of faults on the core homes, some of which they were forced to fix themselves owing to the long delay.One resident, Seeta Singh told this newspaper that her ceiling was falling apart. She explained that there seemed to be a leakage with the zinc as the ceiling is swollen and the ply board was falling off both inside and out of the home.Another resident, who also lives in the area, complained that his window frames were falling off and he is fearful for his safety. At that time, he said his home was visited by a contractor about two weeks ago, who promised to fix the default but showed up informing him that he had “run out” of materials.Meanwhile, Richard Coddet, another resident in the scheme, told this publication that he had been living in his home for about three years now and is still experiencing troubles because of faulty foundation and roof works. “From the inception when we got this home, we encountered a lot a lot of problems but at the end of the day, overall, we are grateful because we are happy to have a home. We had leaks, we had cracks, we still have cracks and the house seems to be sinking because of the foundation,” he explained.last_img read more

Exclusive – Remy is Arsenal’s best option to replace Giroud, claims Gunners great

first_imgArsenal must sign a striker before the transfer window closes and Loic Remy is their best option, according to Ray Parlour.With Olivier Giroud ruled out until the New Year, Parlour has warned Arsene Wenger he cannot afford to rely on the current attacking options in his squad to cover the Frenchman’s absence.And the Gunners great reckons Remy, understood to have an £8.5 million buyout clause in his QPR contract, could be the ideal signing for his former club.“[Wenger] needed to strengthen even before Giroud [was ruled out],” said Parlour, speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.“Remy is probably the only option. He is not a lot of money in this day and age. You can get him for about £8million.“Newcastle fans will tell you that, on his day, he is a very good finisher and top player. Maybe he is the man they go for. They need back-up.“You look at Manchester City and they are so much stronger [in the striking department]. That is the difference between a side that is going to try and go a long way in the Champions League and win the Premier League than probably Arsenal in the moment.”last_img read more

Dungloe CDP host fibromyalgia support group

first_imgNotes for Rosses CDP Chapel Road Dungloe Fibromyalgia: Are you aware that a support group has been developed in the Rosses area for those who suffer from Fibromyalgia. The Group meet on the first Wednesday of every month at 7pm in the Rosses CDP Chapel Road Dungloe.Next meetings is December 7th. There will be a speaker at the meetings to give advice on the condition and how to deal with the symptoms. Tel Rosses CDP on 074 95 61686 /0879615775 for info. Ceili in the Rosses CDP on Sunday the 20th of November Starting at 8pm to 11pm. Music by Michael Coyle and Admission is €7.Playmatters for parents, grandparents and carers of young children who come together to engage in creative activities alongside their children. Its based in the Rosses CDP Chapel Dungloe. Every Monday morning from 10am -12pm. Cost €2Siopa Pobal na Rosann we have a large selection of winter wear from coats, jackets and knitwear now in stock.Dungloe CDP host fibromyalgia support group was last modified: November 3rd, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:CéilídungloefibromyalgiaNotesRosses CDPlast_img read more

Shelter for homeless moms, kids hits snag

first_img“I don’t want to risk my house, my family and my community,” Rader said. While downtown mission officials say they have a proper permit to house homeless mothers and kids, county officials insist the mission must file for a new conditional-use permit, a process that could take from six to nine months. On Thursday, homeless advocates and city officials cited a new study on the worsening plight of thousands of homeless families. “All we want to do is to get women and children out to our facility in Sylmar,” Union Rescue Mission President Andy Bales said during a news conference downtown. “It’s not just law, it’s politics, and it’s going to take some courage to do the right thing.” The Hope Gardens Family Center planned for Lopez Canyon near the Angeles National Forest would be housed in a former retirement community known as Foresters Haven. The Union Rescue Mission of Skid Row searched five years to find a rustic site suitable for a long-term women’s and children’s homeless shelter. But after borrowing $7.5 million to buy 71 oak-studded acres east of Sylmar, the mission’s plans to open Hope Gardens Family Center have hit a political and legal snag. Nearby residents who oppose the transitional center proposed for 250 moms and kids have complained to Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich, who has traditionally opposed projects unsupported by locals. “It’s just too big, too big for the community,” said Marlene Rader, 49, among the 280 families with horse properties in Kagel Canyon a mile from the Hope Gardens property. Residents, now voting on the issue, have expressed concerns about potential fires, crime and transportation problems associated with the shelter. Its bucolic setting and lodge-style buildings would serve as transitional housing for up to 76 families from the Skid Row mission. Officials there had hoped to open the center in time for the fall school opening. “Children need places to play, to go to school, to thrive,” Councilwoman Jan Perry, who represents Skid Row, told reporters. City officials point to the plight of 1,600 women and children struggling to live on Skid Row, of which 25 percent hail from the San Fernando Valley. The study, “Operating at Capacity: Family Shelters in Los Angeles County,” said soaring housing costs have contributed to the more than 8,000 homeless families across the county each night. The study found that homeless parents had special needs, including substance-abuse problems (17.4 percent), mental illness (5.8 percent) or both (10.7 percent). Among the study’s findings: Short-term housing meets the needs of only 25 percent of families needing help. Families are staying in shelters longer because of high rents, while 31 percent move from one shelter to another. Eviction, because of an inability to pay rent, is the most common cause of family homelessness (32.6 percent). “We found a system that is struggling to meet the needs of families who are getting poorer by the day,” said Ruth Schwartz, founder of Shelter Partnership, a Los Angeles social service agency that conducted the study. “Families are running out of time. They need assistance.” Both county Supervisors Zev Yaroslavsky and Antonovich, whose district contains Hope Gardens, have yet to take positions on the shelter. While Bales said Union Rescue Mission has the legal right to transfer the conditional-use permit for Forester Haven to the homeless community of Hope Gardens, county officials differ. “Their legal council does not understand land use issues,” said Antonovich spokesman Tony Bell, “because an application for a (permit) is required.” Bales, who is trying to raise $18 million to support the shelter, said time is of the essence. “If we don’t intervene in the lives of these children,” he said, “they’re going to grow into homeless adults.” (818) 713-3730160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


first_imgBuncrana GAA Notes For Week Ending Sunday 1st February 2012Thanks: On St. Patrick’s Day, Saturday 17th March, Buncrana GAA held a celebration of Irish Culture for all the family. We would like to thank the musicians; Michael Gallanagh, Tom Byrne, Denis Kelly and Clare for giving up their time and playing in the clubhouse and also Dinny Mc Laughlin for his music and story telling. A big thanks also to the dancers of the Donna Elliot School of Dancing for their perormance as well. It was a lively morning with mixed teams of boys and girls under the ages of 12 and 14 who pitted their skils against each other and provided two entertaining games of football. The large attendence was kept fed and refreshed by the tea and sandwiches served on the day and our thanks to all of those who contributed in the making and serving of these. Pictures of this enjoyable event are no available on the Buncrana GAA Facebook page. Stay Awake Night: As a Club we are continuously striving to improve the facilities and opportunities for our young people. In order to do this, we must fundraise and we do appreciate your continued support. We are now planning another unique event, a sponsored ‘Stay awake all night’ on Good Friday night in the Scarvey Club House, 9pm till 9am. Our underage players and club members are volunteering to undertake this challenging, yet fun filled, test of endurance in order to raise funds for underage development. Entertainment and refreshments will be provided, as well as prizes for the person with the most sponsorship. Best of luck to everyone involved! ZZZzzz! County panel for participants with disabilities: Donegal Sports Partnership in conjunction with Ulster/Donegal GAA are establishing a county panel for participants with disabilities. To be eligibleto join the panel individuals must be male 16+, have a mild-moderate intellectual disability and have transport to and from training (probably fortnightly). Training venue will be determined by interest but it is envisaged a host club will be identified in either Letterkenny or Donegal Town. For further details please contact Thérèse Laverty, Sports Inclusion Disability Officer, Tel: 074 (91) 16078/79, Email: sidoactivedonegal@gmail.comApplications for U21 Football Manager: Applications are invited for the role of U21 Football Manager for the coming season. Interested parties should forward applications/proposals to Club Secretary Pauline Grant secretary.buncrana.donegal@gaa.ieCoaching: Can all club coaches and mentors email the results of their stock-take to Coaching Officer Odhrán Doherty ( as soon as possible.Gaelic4All: This iniative is for all ladies who are over 18 years of age who want to learn the skills of Gealic Football in a non-competive FUN environment. The programme continues each Monday at 8.30pm in the Scarvey. Please come along and experience the enjoyment of Gaelic Football, everyone is welcome.Girls U12 Football: On Saturday 24th, a squad of 26 girls travelled to Cookstown for a blitz in the Mid-Ulster Sports Arena, taking on teams from all over Ulster. Despite all 3 teams being very young (with many still in the under 10 age group) the girls played with great heart and really held their own. Both the coaches and players gained alot from the day, which was thoroughly enjoyed by all involved.Gaelic4Girls: Gaelic football for girls under 10, 12, 14, 16 and 18’s every Monday night from 7.00pm – 8.30pm in the Scarvey. As always everybody is welcome. Please remember to bring boots, your own water bottle and warm clothing.Senior Ladies Gaelic Football: The Buncrana Ladies Senior team played another pre-season warm-up game in The Scarvey on Wednesday night ,against an in-form Malin side. Once again, the experienced Malin side took the lead in the first half, but the youthful Buncrana side did not make it easy for them. The girls are beginning to show the talent and experience they all have as the nerves settle and they begin to form as a team. The second half saw the Buncrana ladies push Malin to a tight finish; with the girls taking control of the ball for the last 15 minutes of the match. Even though Buncrana where missing some key players, it was a good performance by all who took part. If we were to pick out one player to mention, it woulds have to be Joanne Buck; who (while only being introduced to the sport very recently) showed how hard work, determination and putting the effort in at training can give a major return to the team and shows us all what being part of a team is all about! Training, as always, continues on a Wednesday evening at 7.30pm and Friday evening at 8pm. All welcome!U6 FUNdamentals: FUNdamentals for boys and girls aged 5 & 6 years (or turning 5 during 2012) will continue on Fridays at Scoil Mhuire between 6.15pm and 7.00pm. It will also take place on Sundays at the Scarvey from 11.00am until 11.45am.U8 Football: U8 Football Training continues every Friday and will now take place at the Scarvey from 6.30pm – 7.30pm. Parents, if your child is interested in having fun whilst learning the basic skills of gaelic football please come down and try it out. U10 Football: Training continues every Friday at 7.00pm at the Scarvey and new players are always welcome.Boys U14 Hurling: Boys U14 Hurling training takes place at the Scarvey every Tuesday and Thursday evening at 7.00pm. If you haven’t played before and are interested in playing Hurling please feel free to come along.Boys U14 Football: Training for the boys U14 team will take place on Monday evening at 5.00pm. Competitive games are due to begin in 6 weeks so all players are asked to attend. New and returnig players are always welcome.Boys U14 & U18 Hurling: Hurling training for boys aged 14 to 18 years takes place every Saturday at the Scarvey at 3.00pm-5.00pm. New players are always welcome. U8 and U10 Hurling: Hurling training for children under 8 and under 10 years takes place each Sunday at 11.00am. If your child would like to learn the basic skills of hurling in a safe and fun environment please come down and try it out, new players are always welcome.Boys U16 Football: Training continues every Wednesday at 7.30pm sharp in at the Scarvey, please bring boots and trainers and own water bottle. New and returning players are welcome.Fitness Classes: A number of Fitness classes are now taking place at the Scarvey Clubhouse. Class instructor is Eileen Hegarty and everyone is welcome. Monday 7.30-9.00pm ‘Weigh & Tone: Weigh in, nutrition and motivational talk and excercise class’ €10. Tuesday 8.00-9.00pm and Thursday 6.30-7.30pm ‘CardioPump’ €5. Saturday 10.00-11.00am ‘Kettlebells/Circuits’ €5. If anyone would like further details please ring Eileen on 0874120159 or visit ‘Get Fit With Eileen’ on Facebook.Congratulations: Congratulations to Scoil Iosagain on their performance in the Cumann na mBunscol quiz recently. They now progress to the Ulster finals along with Kilmacrennan NS; Meenaneary & Lurgybrack. The Ulster final is on in the Armagh City Hotel on Tuesday 27th March. Congratulations also to Gaelscoil mBun Cranncha who were the divisional winners in the Cumann na mBunscol football championship.Club Notes: Anyone who would like to receive a copy of the weekly club notes should email Oisín at to be included on the mailing list. If you have any items which you think should be included in the club’s weekly notes, please email Oisín at by 6pm on each Sunday for consideration. To keep up to date with all the latest goings-on, please join us on or NOTES: BUNCRANA was last modified: March 25th, 2012 by StephenShare 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:Buncrana GAA noteslast_img read more

The search for new housing in Valley is looking up

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals It comes at a critical time as the Valley is now a very expensive place to buy a house, apartments are being converted to condos priced at the level of a house a couple of years ago and new apartments are priced at the high end of the rent scale. And there is little land left on the urban fringe for building out. Inexorably, the Valley as we’ve come to know it is changing. A new mass transit route, the Orange Line, now connects Warner Center and NoHo west to east. A north and south connection has yet to be worked out. Ackerman looks at the new parking lots on the new route and sees possibilities. A prominent San Fernando Valley economic development group is quietly looking at major changes in the way we live. And a four-word mantra is taking shape. Build up, not out. “Amen to that,” said Bruce Ackerman, president and chief executive officer of the Economic Alliance of the San Fernando Valley. The group’s Livable Communities Council is halfway through a series of meetings that early next year will lead to recommendations for future land-use planning. Why not sell the air rights above those lots and build housing and enhance the parking facilities, he wonders. Momentum seems to be building. Metropolitan Transit Agency offices were closed on Friday. But the agency’s Web site contains potential joint development sites, including two along the Orange Line, one at the Chatsworth Metrolink station and Red Line subway sites in Universal City and North Hollywood, the latter two of which already have some high-rise development. The 12.45 acre site at the Orange Line Sepulveda station is currently zoned for industrial use. But city officials have shown a willingness to convert this kind of land for residential use. And it’s not a stretch to see residential components added in areas near transit centers. The alliance began pushing this kind of strategy a couple of years ago and found a receptive audience in developers. “The developers were not only convinced that was the way to go, they were willing to do whatever it took to get them further down the path to that goal,” he said. Of course no one is going to suggest that a new skyline of condos sprout along the South Valley. “Channel it so it doesn’t impinge on single-family areas,” said Daniel Blake, director of the San Fernando Valley Economic Research Center at California State University, Northridge. Something does have to be done, he notes. About 19,000 people move into the Valley each year, and new housing construction, be it for-sale or for-rent, is not keeping pace with demand. “The question is how are we going to accommodate those folks in a way that preserves and enhances the livability of the Valley?” One likelihood will be more people living under one roof and an increase in the homeless population, Blake said. “The place to go is up. If you get some densification, you create transportation and service corridors.” Robert L. Scott, director of the Civic Center Group, a consulting firm, and vice chairman of the Livable Communities Council, said talking about the possibilities is a good first step. Change probably won’t come easy, though. “There are those who would argue we’ve already built it so why change it,” he said of the Valley. Others are starting to argue why not. New skylines have sprouted in other places. Why not here? Gregory J. Wilcox, (818) 713-3743 greg.wilcox@dailynews.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Fear as another horrific terrorist attack strikes Finland

first_imgA man has been shot by Finnish authorities after carrying out multiple stabbings in Turku.The man stabbed six people at Puutori market square in the south-west area of Turku. At least one person has been killed in the attack, with several others being injured. One of those stabbed was a mother pushing her one-year-old baby in a pram.Finnish police shot the suspect in the leg and have detained them. The Tarun Sanomat report that Finnish authorities believe that an elderly woman and young boy are also thought to have been involved in the attack. The Department of Foreign Affairs has released a statement saying that there are no reports of any Irish citizens being injured in the attack, and are urging any Irish in Turku to make contact with loved ones to let them know they’re safe.A spokesperson for the Department of Foreign Affairs said;“The Department is monitoring developments through the Irish Embassy in Helsinki, which is in close contact with the local emergency services.“There are no reports of any Irish citizens being affected at this stage.“Irish citizens in Turku should exercise caution and follow the advice of the local authorities. They are also advised to make contact with family and friends in Ireland to let them know they are safe. Advertisement “Anyone with concerns for loved ones in Turku can contact the Department’s consular assistance team on 01 4082000.”Witness Kent Svensson told CNN that he saw a man wielding a “huge white knife” stabbing people.“It was really horrible. We were sitting on a terrace just next to the square and this woman just screamed like hell and this guy was standing in front of her with a huge knife just stabbing people. There was blood everywhere.” Police are continuing their search for other possible assailants in the area.Fear as another horrific terrorist attack strikes Finland was last modified: August 19th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:Finlandstabbingsterrorismturkulast_img read more

Sudafrikas Wetter und Klima

first_imgEin subtropischer Standort, vom Ozean von drei Seiten des Landes und der Hohe des inneren Plateaus gestaltet, sind fur warmen Temperaturen und Bedingungen von Sudafrika verantwortlich, die so typisch sind – und so beliebt bei auslandischen Besuchern.Sudafrika ist fur seinen Sonnenschein beruhmt. Es ist ein relativ trockenes Land mit einem durchschnittlichen jahrlichen Niederschlagsmenge von (mit einem Weltdurchschnitt von etwa 860 mm verglichen) etwa 464 mm. Wahrend das Westkap im Winter den meisten Regen abbekommt, ist der Rest des Landes im allgemeinen ein Sommer-Regen Gebiet.Gleichzeitig tendieren die Temperaturen in Sudafrika dazu, hauptsachlich aufgrund der hoheren Erhebung uber dem Meeresspiegel, niedriger zu sein als in anderen Landern auf ahnlichen Breitengraden – wie z.B. Australien.Auf dem inneren Plateau halt die Hohe – Johannesburg liegt bei 1.694 Metern – die durchschnittlichen Sommertemperaturen unterhalb 30°C. Im Winter konnen nachtliche Temperaturen aus demselben Grund bis zum Gefrierpunkt, an einigen Stellen sogar darunter, fallen.Sudafrikas Kustenregionen sind im Winter deshalb am warmsten. Es gibt jedoch einen erheblichen Kontrast zwischen den Temperaturen der ostlichen und westlichen Kusten den Landes, respektive aufgrund der warmen Agulhastrome und der kalten Benguelastrome, die and den Kustenlinien entlangschiessen.In der sudlichen Hemisphare sind unsere Jahreszeiten entgegengesetzt zu denen Europas und Nordamerikas; und ja, wir verbringen tatsachlich Weihnachten am Strand.SommerIn den meisten Teilen Sudafrikas ist der Sommer (Mitte Oktober bis Mitte Februar) von heißem, sonnigem Wetter mit haufigen Nachmittagsgewittern charakterisiert, die schnell aufklaren und einen warmen, erdigen, eindeutig afrikanischen Geruch in der Luft hinterlassen.Das Westkap bildet mit seinem Mittelmeerklima die Ausnahme, hier regnet es im Winter.HerbstDer Herbst (Mitte Februar bis April) bietet in Sudafrika auf eine Art das beste Wetter. Es fallt sehr wenig Regen im ganzen Land und es ist warm, aber nicht zu heiß, wobei es mit fortschreitender Jahreszeit kalter wird.In Kapstadt ist der Herbst mit heißen sonnigen Tagen und warmen, laue Nachten, die viele Leute in Cafes im Freien verbringen, phantastisch.WinterDer Winter in Sudafrika (Mai bis Juli) ist in den hoher gelegenen Bereiche des inneren Plateaus charakterisiert von Trockenheit, sonnigen frischen Tagen und kalten Nachten. Also ist es eine gute Idee, warme Kleidung mitzubringen.Sowohl die heiße, schwule KwaZulu Kuste, wie auch das Lowveld (tiefer liegende Gebiete) der Mpumalanga und Limpopo Provinzen, bieten phantastisches Winterwetter mit sonnigen, leicht warmeren Tagen und praktisch ohne Wind oder Regen.Das Westkap bekommt im Winter den meisten Regen mit ziemlich viele Tagen des bedeckten, regnerischen Wetters ab. Jedoch wird diese Zeite immer wieder von wunderbaren Tagen unterbrochen, die sich mit den Besten eines britischen Sommers messen konnen.In den hohen Bergen des Kaps und auf dem Drakensberg in KwaZulu Natal schneit es im Winter normalerweise.FruhlingNirgends in Sudafrika ist der Fruhling (August bis Mitte Oktober) spektakularer als in den Provinzen des Kaps. Hier ist der graue Winter vergessen, wenn tausend kleine, sonst unscheinbare Pflanzen die Ebenen mit einem schillernden Blumenteppich bedecken.Viele Sudafrikaner begeben sich auf eine alljahliche Wallfahrt, um die Blumen vom Namaqualand am West- und Nordkap zu sehen.Wann ist die beste Jahreszeit zum Reisen?Es kommt darauf an, was Sie tun mochten. Die Blumen sind offensichtlich am schonsten im August und im September. Die beste Zeit zur Wildbeobachtung ist im spaten Fruhjahr (September und Oktober). Die richtigen Wale aus dem Suden treiben von Mitte Juni bis Ende Oktober an unsere Kusten herum.Tauchen tut man in weiten Teilen des Landes am besten jenseits der Sommermonage (d.h. von April bis Ende September) und das gleiche gilt fur das Surfen – aber das beschrankt diese beiden Aktivitaten bestimmt nicht auf jene Zeiten.Flussrafting ist besser am Kap gegen Ende des Winters und in KwaZulu Natal in der Hohe des Sommers (Spatnovember bis Mitte Februar). In Mpumalanga und Limpopo ist es weniger jahreszeitabhangig.Die “Schulter”-Jahreszeiten – Fruhjahr und Herbst – sind am besten geeignet fur Wandern, weil der Sommer in großen Teilen des Landes heiß sein kann. Am Drakensberg sind Sommergewitter gefahrlich, wahrend es im Winter gute Chancen auf Schnee gibt. Am Kap sind die Winter nass und das Wandern somit gelegentlich knallhart.Fur den Fall, dass Sie Vogelliebhaber sind: die palaoarktischen Zugvogel kommen um den November herum und die innerafrikanischen Zugvogel normalerweise bis Mitte Oktober an.Wenn Sie naturlich lieber an den Stranden herumfaulenzen wollen, ist der Hochsommer die beste Zeit – obwohl dann auch alle anderen dort sind. Und – großer Bonus – die Strande von NordkwaZulu Natal sind sogar Mitte Winter warm und sonnig.SAinfo reporter, mit Material von South African Tourismlast_img read more