Weir Group share price explodes! Here’s what I’m doing about it

first_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Rachael FitzGerald-Finch has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Weir. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Weir Group (LSE: WEIR) share price jumped almost 16% yesterday. Apparently, the FTSE 250 engineering services firm is to sell its oil and gas business to Caterpillar, the US heavy equipment manufacturer, for £313m. This sale will, of course, depend upon shareholders approval. But I think this is likely to be given. After all, shareholders have known for some time that this spin-off was in the pipeline. Weir management is keen to streamline operations and focus on its core business of supporting global mining operations.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…So, with all this in mind, is now a good time to buy Weir’s stock? Well, it all depends…Weir Group share price forecastHistorically, divestitures are generally good for investors. The share prices of parent companies often perform well and most of my own research suggests that most sell-offs increase shareholder wealth. Consequently, an immediate rise in Weir’s stock price upon the sale announcement was always likely.However, some academic studies have also shown that’s it’s not uncommon for divesting companies to undervalue the asset up for sale. But in this case, Weir’s oil and gas division provided the firm with a £372m pre-tax loss in 2019, on top of a £546m impairment charge. And with low oil prices denting demand for pumping equipment, it’s likely that the financial profile of the division no longer complements its mining business. Moreover, this situation would likely increase costs, damaging profits further.I’m not convinced the energy equipment maker is in a position to wait for a higher bidder. But, I’m expecting a volatile share price as investors weigh up whether £313m is a good price for the oil and gas division.        Other factors to considerAt the current price around 1,483p, Weir Group is selling without a valid price-to-earnings ratio. This is because its 2019 earnings, and indeed its five-year average earnings figure, is negative. In other words, over the last five years, Weir Group has not made an overall profit. As an investor, this is a big red flag for me and makes its current selling price very expensive.However, a major reason earnings per share were negative in 2019 was due to a write-down of oil and gas assets. And in the first half of this year, its oil and gas division saw a 48% drop in revenue and an operating loss of £4.4m.From this perspective, the sale of this division is good news. Weir will use the cash to pay off debt and enable the group to move forward as a “focused, premium mining technology business“. Management is relying on growing demand in harvesting essential metals sustainably and efficiently. As its core business, this bodes well for the future and I suspect this optimism is what caused the explosion in Weir’s share price yesterday.However, as I’m not already an investor in the firm, I think I’ve missed the short-term opportunity for any capital gains relating to the sale of its oil and gas division. Indeed, Weir’s stock is now too expensive for me.Yet once the sale has gone through, Weir Group is well-positioned for the future and I’ll consider it again when the price settles down. But for now, I think there are other investments out there that may provide better returns.    I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Enter Your Email Addresscenter_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Weir Group share price explodes! Here’s what I’m doing about it Image source: Getty Images. See all posts by Rachael FitzGerald-Finch I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Rachael FitzGerald-Finch | Tuesday, 6th October, 2020 | More on: WEIR last_img read more

AAA: The U.S. is going the Wrong Direction with “Wrong-Way” Driving

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Climbing rates of fatal wrong-way crashes due to three primary factorsFrom AAAFatal wrong-way driving crashes on our nation’s highways are a persistent and devastating threat. AAA’s new nationwide research found that 2008 people were killed in wrong-way driving crashes on divided highways between 2015 and 2018. That represents an average of approximately 500 deaths a year. In Florida, 135 people were killed during that same time period, an average of approximately 34 deaths a year. That’s a startling number, even if it is lower than the previous five year period.Researchers found that the odds of being a wrong-way driver increased with alcohol-impairment, older age, and driving without a passenger. I have noticed in different parts of the country, the counties themselves are partially at fault. While the area residents are familiar with the road layout and directions, visitors are not. Example: exiting a highway, the exit may split left and right to go in either direction. Sometimes, the entrance onto the highway may be presented the same way, but one is to exit the highway and one is to enter the highway. This has caused confusion while traveling the country to determine what the thoughts of the designer of the entrances and exit were. When needing to make a quick decision, you also need to consider the oncoming traffic to avoid an accident or the impatience of those in cars behind you. More standards designs should be applied when designing entrances and exits to and from highways. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Total wrong-way crash fatalities (2010-2014)Average number of fatalities per year (2010-2014)Total wrong way crash fatalities (2015-2018)Average number of fatalities per year (2015-2018)Change in average number of fatalities Impairment in transportation is not limited to just alcohol; it also includes impairment by other drugs—legal or illicit.“Alcohol impairment is, by far, the single most significant factor in the majority of wrong-way driving crashes,” said NTSB Director of the Office of Highway Safety, Dr. Rob Molloy. “We know that interventions like ignition interlock devices for all offenders and high-visibility enforcement operations will reduce these types of devastating crashes.”An alcohol ignition interlock device prevents a vehicle from starting until the driver provides a breath sample that registers below a pre-set low limit, usually around a BAC of .02.  It is the best countermeasure we have to separate drinking from driving.Older Drivers are at a higher risk of driving the wrong-wayThe data also shows that drivers over age 70 are more at risk of wrong-way driving than their younger counterparts. The reasons could vary from fatigue, compromised vision, or confusion. Previous Foundation research from the AAA Longitudinal Research on Aging Drivers (LongROAD) project found that older drivers aged 75-79 spent less time on the road and drove fewer miles per trip than younger age groups.  And yet, this same age group is over-represented in wrong-way crashes.Driving with a Passenger can helpA passenger’s presence may offer some protection against being a wrong-way driver, as nearly 87% of wrong-way drivers were alone. Passengers may alert drivers that they are entering a one-way road, preventing them from entering the highway in the wrong direction, or alerting them to their error, helping the driver take corrective action before a crash occurs. This is especially useful when driving through unfamiliar areas.What to do if you encounter a wrong-way driverSlow downMove as far to the right as possibleAvoid overly aggressive evasive reactions that may cause you to lose control of the vehicleHonk your horn, flash your headlights, and turn on your hazard lightsPull over as soon as possible and call 911 to report the situationWhen driving at night on a multi-lane highway, travel in the center lane so you can move to the right or left to avoid a wrong-way driverAAA and the NTSB remind drivers to use common sense before getting behind the wheel.If you are driving, don’t drink. If you are drinking, don’t drive.  If you consume marijuana or alcohol or use potentially impairing prescription medications, then don’t drive.  And if you’re going to drive, then don’t consume these substances.Stay alert. Stop driving if you become sleepy because you could fall asleep at any time. Fatigue impacts reaction time and judgment, causing people who are very tired to behave in similar ways to those who are drunk.Methodology: AAA Foundation researchers examined the number of fatal wrong-way crashes and the number of people killed using data from NHTSA’s Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS). Characteristics of wrong-way drivers were compared with “right-way” drivers in the same crash to identify factors associated with increased odds of being a wrong-way driver in these types of crashes.   Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate BAC 0.01-0.4962 (2.1%) BAC ≥ 0.081757 (60.1%) TAGSAAAAlcoholFatalitiesOlder AgePassengerssafetyStatisticstipsTransportationtravelWrong-Way Driving Previous article5 Tips to Avoid a Stressful Home Sale in OrlandoNext articleQuitting tobacco now is more important than ever, COVID complications Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR BAC < 0.011053 (36%) Reply BAC 0.05-0.7952 (1.8%) March 30, 2021 at 4:10 pmcenter_img The Anatomy of Fear According to the latest data analysis from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Florida1753513533.8-3.6% Blood Alcohol Concentration (g/dl)No. of Wrong-Way Drivers (%) Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Please enter your comment! Grams per deciLiter Please enter your name here “Wrong-way crashes on divided highways are often fatal as they are typically head-on collisions,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “My wife and I were traveling with our 1-year-old son, when we were nearly struck by a wrong way driver. We know how fortunate we were to get out of the way; but sadly, many of the fatalities in this report represent innocent people who were not so lucky.”According to the data, half of the deaths recorded in the table above were the wrong-way drivers themselves (52.8%). While a small percentage were their passengers (5.7%), about four in ten (41.1%) were occupants of other vehicles.Researchers examined eight factors related to these types of crashes, and three stood out:Alcohol-impairmentOlder ageDriving without a passengerSix in ten wrong-way crashes involved an alcohol-impaired driver. Those with blood alcohol concentrations over the legal limit of 0.08 g/dl* were significantly more likely to be wrong-way drivers than non-alcohol-impaired drivers involved in the same crashes. linda mostowicz 1 COMMENT Nationally1,877375.42,008502.033.7%last_img read more

Throwback Thursday – The Time Drew Mitchell caught the ball with his feet

first_imgThursday Nov 12, 2015 Throwback Thursday – The Time Drew Mitchell caught the ball with his feet Here’s a quick Throwback Thursday clip from Instagram, taking a look at this fun bit of skill from Wallaby Drew Mitchell back in 2013 when playing for the Waratahs vs the British & Irish Lions.Mitchell came close to equaling Jonah Lomu and Bryan Habana’s overall Rugby World Cup tryscoring record recently, ending one behind on 14 tries. He also set up a great try in the semi final against Argentina, showing that he was fully deserving of being called back from Toulon.As you can see here, the man has always had a ton of skill, and while mastering the particular talent displayed here probably won’t get you too far in rugby, Mitchell’s ability to adapt and be a natural ballplayer has ensured his longetivity in the international game.Follow us on Instagram hereADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error See it to Believe it Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Experts explain what actually happens… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Leigh Halfpenny makes yet another… 26 WEEKS AGO Parisse alley-oop magic sets up brilliant… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Rifugio Monte Penna / Lucio Serpagli

first_img “COPY” Rifugio Monte Penna / Lucio Serpagli ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Save this picture!© Olinto Malpeli+ 19 Share ArchDaily Italy Architects: Lucio Serpagli Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” CopyHouses•Italy Projects Rifugio Monte Penna / Lucio SerpagliSave this projectSaveRifugio Monte Penna / Lucio Serpagli Photographs:  Olinto Malpeli    Save this picture!© Olinto MalpeliRecommended ProductsWindowsLibartVertical Retracting Doors & WindowsWindowsSky-FrameRetractable Insect Screen – Sky-Frame FlyFiber Cements / CementsEQUITONEFiber Cement Facade Panel NaturaWindowsVEKAWindows – SOFTLINE 82 ADAdolf Loos pointed out that “the plain requires vertical architectural elements, the mountains horizontal ones.” Thus, one of the challenges presented by this building for a mountain site was to define a horizontal plane as a way of creating a datum, thereby establishing a connotative element rooted to the landscape. Save this picture!© Olinto MalpeliThe project is an expression of a way of thinking of architecture and how it relates to a mountainous landscape – not just for linguistic belonging, but also for the interest created by a geometrically pure and abstract object that affirms itself by contrast. This project’s programmatic aims are based on the above reflections. The mountain hut is located at 1400 mta.s.l., on the ridge of a mountain group characterized by Mount Penna. Save this picture!1st floor planThe strict comparisons that emerge between architectural structures and its environment are expressed in a linguistic reduction and a formal essentiality that results in an intimate dialogue between the shape of the building and the Apennine ridge. The refuge is based on few simple and symbolic elements: two volumes placed on two different levels, connected by an internal staircase. Save this picture!© Olinto MalpeliThe service-information part is articulated in a tourist office 16 sqm wide, a movie room 20 sqm wide where tourists can watch films about flora and fauna of Mount Penna and there is also a storage facility 10 sqm wide for bikes. Next to this area is located the refreshment room. On the upper floor the volume is hut-shaped, accessed from inside by a staircase in the refreshment room and from the outside by a dirt and wood path.Project gallerySee allShow lessGlobal Holcim Awards 2012 WinnersArticlesSOILED: Platescrapers / CARTOGRAM Architecture + Urban DesignArticles Share Houses CopyAbout this officeLucio SerpagliOfficeFollowProductsWoodStone#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesItalyPublished on April 04, 2012Cite: “Rifugio Monte Penna / Lucio Serpagli” 04 Apr 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodWood Siding in KSR Villa BodrumGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardBedsFlorenseBed – UpholsteredSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Qd-ClassMetal PanelsTrimoMetal Panel Finishes – ArtMeSkylightsLAMILUXRooflight F100 CircularWire MeshGKD Metal FabricsMetal Fabric in TransportationSystems / Prefabricated PanelsInvestwoodCement-Bonded Particle Board – Viroc NatureMetal PanelsRHEINZINKSeam Systems – Flatlock TilesSofasMenuDining Bench – EaveTablesArtisanCoffee Table – BloopMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

Children fundraise online for tsunami appeals

first_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: Digital Research / statistics Children fundraise online for tsunami appeals Online fundraising service Justgiving reports that young children are using the Internet to fundraise for the tsunami disaster appeals.Children as young as four have turned to the Internet to raise funds for charity in the wake of the tsunami disaster, according t Justgiving.Six-year-old Harry Harlow askes for no birthday presents this year. Instead, Harry’s friends have donated to his online fundraising page at to help victims of the tsunami disaster. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img “This year, I decided not to have any presents for my party,” said Harry. “I saw on the TV that lots of kids my age had their presents washed away by a big wave. And their food and their houses too. My Mum asked me whether, if I was very hungry like them, I would rather have a hot meal or a present, and I said a hot meal.” His appeal has passed its original target of £200 and currently stands at £371.92, including Gift Aid reclaim.Harry, from Wandsworth, London, build his fundraising page in aid of the Disasters Emergency Committee “in a few minutes”, and personalised it with a photo and message, and then emailed it out to his friends. “Please ask your Mum and Dad to help you give something through this website,” asks Harry on his page. “I have heard on the TV that every little helps, so whatever you can give, please give it.”Harry’s mum Helen Harlow said Harry had been very excited to see the fund increase, reach and then exceed the target he had set. “Justgiving is a great way of making these kind of donations fun and interesting for children,” she said. Harry has been joined by an even younger fundraiser in the United States. Four-year-old Alexandra Coats from Arlington, MA, has raised more than $1,000 on her Justgiving fundraising page for Save The Children’s Tsuanami relief programme at . She was inspired to act by the plight of the King and Queen of Thailand, who lost a son in the disaster: she wrote them a letter and pledged to raise funds to help. To date she has raised $1,026 online.Alex’s dad Jamie Coats said: “The process of fundraising was transformative for Alex in that the experience wasn’t just about giving, but the emotion and passion behind the giving. Alex and I went to the bank and took out $1000 in $1 bills so she could visualize how much she had raised.”He added: “Justgiving is incredibly powerful because it enables millions of small “voices” from all over the world to be heard and to help.”  29 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 13 February 2005 | Newslast_img read more

The Skiff: September 14, 2017

first_img + posts The Skiff: Nov. 21, 2019 The Skiff: Nov. 14, 2019 Facebook Twitter The Skiff A fox’s tail: the story of TCU’s campus foxes The Skiff Linkedin The Skiff Welcome TCU Class of 2025 The Skiff: Dec. 5, 2019 The Skiff by TCU360TCU Box 298050Fort Worth, TX [email protected]center_img Linkedin The Skiff: Nov. 7, 2019 Twitter Facebook ReddIt Life in Fort Worth ReddIt printFailed to fetch Error: URL to the PDF file must be on exactly the same domain as the current web page. Click here for more infoVolume 116, Issue 4: ‘Help fight the anger’Also: Faculty Senate resolution, wellness center, ‘It’ movie review and more The Skiff Previous articleHoroscope: September 14, 2017Next articleTrivia Thursday: TCU Scavenger Hunt The Skiff RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The Skiff read more

Challenges of unemployment discussed at Donegal seminar

first_img Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Newsx Adverts Previous articleDetails emerge of another VRT stand off in InishowenNext articleJob losses at Donegal insurance company News Highland The prospects for job creation in Donegal are being discussed at a conference in the Silver Tassie Hotel this afternoon. The “Making the Future Happen” seminar is being coordinated by the County Development Board.Unemployed people have been outlining their experiences, with the CDB hoping this will be the first in a number of such discussions.The seminar was opened this morning by Donegal’s Mayor Cllr Cora Harvey , she says it’s a significant event……….[podcast][/podcast] Twitter Facebook Facebook 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today Challenges of unemployment discussed at Donegal seminar Google+ Google+center_img Pinterest WhatsApp Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – October 20, 2010 Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Twitter WhatsApp Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector publishedlast_img read more

[Covid-19] Allahabad High Court Asks UP Govt To Consider Administering Vaccines To All Citizens Including Those Below 45 Yrs Of Age

first_imgNews Updates[Covid-19] Allahabad High Court Asks UP Govt To Consider Administering Vaccines To All Citizens Including Those Below 45 Yrs Of Age Akshita Saxena6 April 2021 5:45 AMShare This – xIn view of the threat posed by the second wave of Covid-19 pandemic, the Allahabad High Court has asked the State Government to consider administering vaccine to all the citizens and not just those who are above 45 years of age. A Division Bench comprising of Chief Justice Govind Mathur and Justice Siddhartha Varma specifically expressed concern for such students who are to appear in…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginIn view of the threat posed by the second wave of Covid-19 pandemic, the Allahabad High Court has asked the State Government to consider administering vaccine to all the citizens and not just those who are above 45 years of age. A Division Bench comprising of Chief Justice Govind Mathur and Justice Siddhartha Varma specifically expressed concern for such students who are to appear in the Uttar Pradesh High School and Intermediate Examinations. “We deem it appropriate to ask the State Government to check the viability of vaccination for one and all and not for just citizens above the age of 45 years. Government should check the viability of inoculating such students who are to appear in the Uttar Pradesh High School and Intermediate Examinations,” the Bench said. [A countrywide vaccination drive was rolled out by the Centre on January 16. The first phase of vaccination was limited to healthcare workers. Thereafter, vaccination of the frontline workers started from February 2. Recently, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar announced that from April 1, all people above 45 years of age, including people without comorbidity, shall be entitled to get Covid-19 vaccine] The High Court has also asked the Government to chalk out a “a door-to-door vaccination programme”, to combat the recent surge in positive cases. The observation was made during hearing of a suo moto case registered by the High Court last year to address Covid-related issues. During the hearing held today, the Bench noted that even though the State Government has taken necessary steps to meet the threat of the second wave of COVID-19, but the directions given by the State are not being complied with by the public at large. “General public should also realise its responsibility towards the COVID-19 protocol,” the Bench remarked while directing the District Magistrates of all the districts in the State of Uttar Pradesh to ensure strict and definite compliance of the directions issued by the Government of Uttar Pradesh from time to time to meet with the threat of COVID-19. In addition, thereof, the Bench issued the following directions: District Administration including Police Authorities are once again earnestly get into action and see that there is 100 per cent masking in every district of the State of Uttar Pradesh. The Director General of Police should on his own level chalk out a programme for this purpose.District Administration including Police Authorities should see that no crowding takes place in any place all over the State of U.P. If it finds that any particular place is likely to get crowded, then it should cordon off that area and see that people do not huddle.The Panchayat Raj Elections should also be conducted in such a manner that no congregation of people takes place. Be it nomination, be it canvassing or be it the actual voting, it should be seen that all COVID-19 protocols are observed.State Government shall examine viability to have night curfew to check late evening and high social gatherings.State Government may also examine viability to provide masks and sanitizers to one by utilising the amount recovered on account of violation of COVID-19 protocol. The matter is fixed for further consideration on April 8, 2021. Case Title: In-Re Inhuman Condition At Quarantine Centres… Click Here To Download Order Read OrderNext Storylast_img read more

Council urged to explore options to tackle issues at local estate

first_img WhatsApp WhatsApp Twitter Donegal County Council is being urged to explore all options with a view towards creating a small development where a vast amount of illegal dumping is taking place. The local authority has vowed to carry out an extensive clean up operation at the Council owned land at Windmill View in Letterkenny but it’s thought more can be done to counteract this and other anti social activity going forward.Cllr. Jimmy Kavanagh says residents in the area deserve better and a more steadfast solution is needed:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Pinterest FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 AudioHomepage BannerNews Google+ Twittercenter_img Facebook DL Debate – 24/05/21 By News Highland – January 16, 2019 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Council urged to explore options to tackle issues at local estate Previous articleVital works on water supply in North West Donegal to startNext articleCourt rules money was loaned to Donegal couple by friend News Highland Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODAlast_img read more

Championships come home to county

first_img By Jaine Treadwell “The sport of dog trials originated in the northern part of the country where they started as hunting events versus hunting for pleasure,” Williams said. “So the North kind of cornered the invention of dog trials. But today, the UFTA has about 600 members all across the country with more than 350 dogs competing.”And, Alabama got a head start on the other Southern states. The South Alabama Bird Dog Club of Pike County was one of the first clubs to host a flushing dog trial and Alabama was one of the first states to host a state flushing dog championship.Williams has been instrumental in promoting the competitive sport involving a handler and his dog.He has been running dogs for about 28 years. At Puddle Duck Labs, he trains dogs for competition and also runs his clients’ dogs in trails.Not only do the flushing dogs compete for points and championships, they also accumulate points that will earn them recognition by the United Kennel Club of America.The UKC recognizes UFTA championships and they are titles on a dog’s pedigree.“This is a validation system for the dogs and the puppies of these dogs will bring more, so the recognition of these titles by the UKC is very important,” Williams said.The 2009 UFTA Alabama Flushing Dog State Tournament was held in a corn stubble field in Spring Hill and quail were used in the trial.“It was cold and windy and never got above 30 degrees all day,” Williams said. “Most of the dogs did real well as the cold windy air offered up great scenting conditions so handlers had to be on their toes as the dogs were fast to find and flush quail.”Going into the final round in the open singles division, two dogs were fighting for first place. One of the dogs, Maddi, belonged to Williams. The other, Tuff, belonged to his brother, Craig Williams of Brundidge.“Both dogs were from Puddle Duck Labs so, either way, we were going to keep the state title in Alabama and Pike County,” Doug Williams said.When the corn dust settled, Tuff won the UFTA Alabama Flushing State Championship.“In 2008, Tuff finished number two in the world at the UFTA Nationals so he is extremely experienced in the game,” said Doug Williams who placed second and third in the Open with George and Vicky Browder’s dog taking second and Jason Browder’s dog taking third. The Browders are from Troy.In the Doubles Division, Doug and Craig Williams won the title with George and Vicky Browder’s Aubie that is trained at Puddle Duck Labs.“Aubie cruised through the corn stubble flushing up his six required quail like a vacuum cleaner and delivering to hand after shot all the birds in under 10 minutes on 12 acres,” Williams said. “Aubie was on fire and he had bounced back from last year when he had to miss the Nationals due to a cracked pelvis. It was a long road back for him. I felt so good for the Browders for Aubie to pull of such a great state win.”The state titles for the local champions qualified them for the 2010 UFTA Nationals that were held at the Double Head Resort in Town Creek near Muscle Shoals in February where more than 300 dogs competed.Three Puddle Duck Labs dogs competed at Nationals — Craig Williams’ Tuff, Doug Williams’ Maddi and Jason Browder’s Creek.There were 87 semi-finalists in the Open Singles Division. That number was cut to 20 and all three Puddle Duck Labs-trained dogs made the top 20.Maddi finished ninth, Creek 13th and Tuff, 16th.Forty-seven dogs qualified for the Doubles Division and the field was narrowed to 10 teams.“Each dog made one run on six birds and Tuff finished third in the world,” Williams said.Tuff has made it to the National finals three years straight.In 2008 at the Nationals, Tuff was Reserve National Champion and finished second in the world. In 2009, he finished in the top 20 in the world.“In 2010, he finished in the top 20 in singles and third in the world in Doubles Flushing. That’s amazing. There aren’t many dogs that can do that.”Williams said as interest in flushing dog trials continues to grow, hopefully, there will be more handlers and dogs to compete from the local area and that more people will enjoy the sport as spectators.“Flushing dog trials are a lot of fun to watch and we hope to see the sport grow and it should,” Williams said. “The UFTA is a worldwide organization and each state has its own clubs and its own state championships,” said Doug Williams of Puddle Duck Labs near Brundidge.“However, the trails are open so it’s possible for dogs from other states to claim the Alabama State Flushing Dog Championship but we want to keep that title here at home.”Williams explained that, in flushing dog trials, the dogs go into the cover and “flush” out the birds. The handler gets three birds on each run and six shells. Once a bird is harvested, the dog has to retrieve the bird to the handler’s hand or to within one step. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Sponsored Content “The scoring is complex but it includes the number of birds harvested, the number of shells used and the time,” Williams said.“The score is the combination of points from two runs. There are two divisions, Open Singles with one dog and one hunter and Doubles with two hunters and one dog.”Flushing Dog trials have been popular in the Northern states for years but are just gainingwidespread interest in the South. Skip Championships come home to county Print Article Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Book Nook to reopen Latest Stories Published 7:56 pm Friday, March 12, 2010 Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Pike County is no stranger to state championships.The local high schools have mustered quite a few of them. 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