District worried about Moberly Lake flooding

first_imgRising lake levels could affect residents living beside Moberly Lake, near Chetwynd.The Peace River Regional District has issued a warning to residents that higher than normal snow packs, along with recent precipitation and warm weather conditions have raised water levels to or above the high water marks on the lake.- Advertisement -The District says it is concerned since the area is expected to see more precipitation over the next week, further increasing water levels in the lake.It is asking residents to either move or secure their boats, equipment, fuel tanks, pesticides, garbage and other personal items from low lying areas around the lake.Residents are also encouraged to refer to the District’s website for information on potential flooding areas and precautions they can take.last_img read more

Why is it called a ‘rabona’? You’ll find the answer here!

first_imgAfter Tottenham’s Erik Lamela scored an amazing ‘rabona’ goal against Asteras Tripolis in the Europa League last night, talkSPORT explains why this football trick is so named.What is a ‘rabona’?The move is effectively kicking the ball with your legs crossed, with the kicking leg wrapped around the standing one.It might be used when a player is not confident at crossing with his weaker foot, to confuse a defender, or quite simply to show off one’s ability.Where did the ‘rabona’ originate from?The ‘rabona’ was popularised by Italian Giovanni Roccotelli in the 1970s, but its origins reportedly date back to 1948 and a match between Argentinean teams Estudiantes de la Plata and Rosario Central.Estudiantes player Ricardo Infante scored from 35 yards using the move and an Argentine football magazine El Grafico came up with the term ‘rabona’ for it.The expression comes from ‘hacerse le rabona’, which in Argentina means to skip school without your parent’s permission.El Grafico produced a front cover with the headline ‘El infante que se hizo la rabona’ (the child plays hooky), in reference to Infante ‘skipping’ the use of his weaker foot with the move.On the 50th anniversary of the goal in 1998, Infante said the move didn’t get the recognition it deserved due to the lack of television and media coverage at the time, thus Roccotelli was credited with its invention in 1978 when he used it to set up his Ascoli team-mate Giacomo Tafuro against Modena.No matter who truly is the inventor, the ‘rabona’ is now common within the modern game, popularised by the likes of Paul Gascoigne to Cristiano Ronaldo and Eden Hazard, and it’s now a feature in school playgrounds and parks across the world.See the video below for the top ten ‘rabona’ goals of all time:Football fans, is Erik Lamela’s goal one of the best of all-time? Comment below… talkSPORT looks at the origins of the ‘rabona’ goal 1last_img read more


first_imgGifted musician Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh is to travel the length and breadth of Irish traditional music at the Regional Cultural Centre this Saturday night.Dublin-born Ó Raghallaigh is to explore the beauty and humour of the music in ‘In My Mind – A Solo Fiddle & Film Show’ aided and abetted by his 10-string fiddle, a film projector and a host of virtual guests. He describes the fiddle as “a stunning 10-string instrument made by Norwegian luthier Salve Håkedal. The top five bowed gut strings plus the five sympathetic strings below give the fiddle a wonderful resonant sound.“It is somewhere between a hardanger fiddle and a viola d’amore. While Salve calls this instrument a 5+5, and Dan Trueman (for whom the first one was made) calls his a 5×5, I’ve decided mine likes being called a Hardanger d’Amore.”Ó Raghallaigh is both an established solo artist and a member of several acclaimed ensembles, including The Gloaming and This is How We Fly.He says his distinctive sound can be traced back to an early interest in uileann pipes and a love for the traditional music of Kerry and Clare. Ó Raghallaigh and Dán Trueman’s new album, Laghdú, recently went straight in at No.1 in the iTunes Ireland Charts for Traditional Folk.The virtual guests, whom he has filmed, include a musician, dancer, singer, poet and landscape, each of whom make the other half of a duet with a live Caoimhín.This is his journey showing the depth and beauty of traditional Irish music.In My Mind – A Solo Fiddle & Film Show at the Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny, Saturday, 8pm.A JOURNEY INTO THE HEART OF IRISH TRADITIONAL MUSIC WITH CAOIMHÍN Ó RAGHALLAIGH was last modified: October 7th, 2014 by John2Share 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:Caoimhín Ó RaghallaighletterkennyRegional Cultural Centreviolinlast_img read more


first_imgMartin Boyle has the right colour trucks for the day that’s in it!There’s going to be WAR in this race for a good cause!GORGEOUS GAOTH DOBHAIR SHAKES THE SHAMROCK – PICTURE SPECIAL was last modified: March 17th, 2015 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)last_img read more

Leeds thrash Derby, Aston Villa score dramatic late winner, plus more

first_img 3 How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures gameday Mateusz Klich put Leeds ahead before Tom Lawrence levelled.Roofe then put the Whites ahead before half-time and scored a stunning third on the hour mark.When Ezgjan Alioski added a fourth only four minutes later, all hopes of a comeback for Frank Lampard’s side were extinguished.West Brom claimed their first victory since relegation from the Premier League in entertaining fashion against Norwich.Darren Moore’s side took only one point from their opening two games to dent optimism among Baggies’ fans but they held on for a 4-3 victory at Carrow Road.Jay Rodriguez was strongly linked with a return to Burnley this summer but the Baggies refused to let the striker leave and he showed his worth with a brace after Jordan Rhodes had put Norwich ahead. highlights 3 Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack possible standings Harvey Barnes scored his second goal for his new side to make it 3-1 but Norwich kept within contact.First Teemu Pukki pulled one back then, after Hal Robson-Kanu had scored West Brom’s fourth, Grant Hanley netted, but the hosts could not find a leveller.Swansea were widely held to have had a poor transfer window but they have maximum points after two games thanks to a 1-0 victory over Preston.Ollie McBurnie saw an early penalty saved by Declan Rudd but Jay Fulton netted the winner in the 32nd minute.Middlesbrough have already played three games and are unbeaten, claiming their second win of the season, 1-0 against Birmingham, who had Craig Gardner sent off, thanks to Britt Assombalonga’s early goal.Aston Villa are only a point behind after Birkir Bjarnason popped up to secure a 3-2 win over Wigan four minutes into stoppage time.The Latics have carried their League One form into their return to the second tier and looked like they might win it when Callum Connolly marked his second debut on loan from Everton by making it 2-1 after Nick Powell had cancelled out James Chester’s opener.But a Chey Dunkley own goal soon had Villa back on level terms and, after chances for both sides, it was Villa who won it. How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? Bruce watched his Aston Villa side earn a dramatic late win Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds laid another marker down at the start of the Championship season with an impressive victory over Derby.After beating Stoke in their opening match, Leeds were 4-1 winners at Pride Park, with Kemar Roofe the star.center_img smart causal 3 Sheffield United claimed their first points in their third game with a 2-1 win over QPR. Ebere Eze put the hosts ahead but Billy Sharp equalised just before half-time and David McGoldrick scored a controversial winner from the penalty spot.Along with QPR, Reading are also searching for their first points after losing 1-0 to Hillal Soudani’s goal for Nottingham Forest.Jamie Paterson scored nine minutes from time to earn a 2-2 draw for Bristol City against Bolton. Will Buckley and Josh Magennis scored within four minutes of each other for the Trotters but Andreas Weimann quickly pulled one back. possible xi Bielsa’s charge continues ALTERED NEW ERA Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Moore’s West Brom got their first win since relegation LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS impact Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more After their hammering by Brentford last weekend, things look a lot more positive for Rotherham thanks to Michael Smith’s late goal in a 1-0 win over Ipswich, while there were 1-1 stalemates between Sheffield Wednesday and Hull and Stoke and Brentford.Stoke began the season as the title favourites but are still searching for their first win after Ollie Watkins cancelled out Benik Afobe’s opener.Hull took the lead at Hillsborough through Fraizer Campbell in the 36th minute but Fernando Forestieri equalised from the penalty spot six minutes after the break.Blackburn and Millwall drew 0-0.last_img read more


first_imgLOCAL businessman Michael MacGinty has certainly been turning heads across the county in the past couple of days…after dying his beard and hair BRIGHT RED!And this is how you might be seeing him for the next few months – with a copper-coloured top!But it’s all for a good cause. Michael is trying to raise €2,500 for the Irish Cancer Society as part of Today FM’s Shave or Dye campaign.And no-one appears more amused by the whole thing than his wife Edel.That’s because Michael didn’t realise his new dye was so, well,….permanent.“Roisin and Vicky at Patrick Gildea’s Hairdressing at the Courtyard Shopping Centre did the job for me,” said Michael. “They did a great job of making me look totally crazy and it will last for about 3 months – I just did not know THAT when I agreed to do this stunt.“My wife Edel laughed all the way through the process because she KNEW I was going to be like this for a lot longer than a day.”Added the computer company boss: “Hopefully I can raise €2,500 for a very worthy cause and then I will believe it was all worthwhile!”Michael is pictured left before his do or dye effort.You can help by making a donation by clicking here: www.mycharity.ie/event/michaelmacgintydye_2012SEE ONE DONEGAL BUSINESSMAN AS YOU’VE NEVER SEEN HIM BEFORE! was last modified: February 28th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:Michael MacGintySEE ONE DONEGAL BUSINESSMAN AS YOU’VE NEVER SEEN HIM BEFORE!last_img read more


first_imgA DONEGAL business woman who lost everything when her clothes shops went bust turned to a life of crime, stealing the identities of friends to swindle a bank out of tens of thousands of euro.Lorna Blackburn, who had fashion outlets in Derry and Donegal, swindled €47,452 from Halifax.She stole the identities of people she knew, applied for loans in their names and then pocketed the cash, Letterkenny Circuit Court heard. Blackburn, aged 37 and from Beltany, Raphoe, admitted what Judge John O’Hagan called “a large number of offences.”Det Garda Paul Lynch told the judge that €31,452 was still outstanding to Halifax, a debt transferred to a loan-chasing company in England since the bank pulled out of Ireland.He said €16,000 was paid off.“She cooperated with the Gardai. She has not come under adverse Garda notice since,” said the detective.He said Blackburn had owned clothes shops in Derry and Donegal but had lost everything during the economic collapse.She was now living with her mother and her daughter in rented accommodation.Defence barrister Desmond Murphy, SC, said Blackburn had nothing and had admitted 27 fraud offences.“She has managed to scrape together 260 euro for charity as a donation,” he said.“Her daughter is a One Direction fan and has been wanting to go to see them but there is no prospect of that – she has nothing left to give and there is no prospect of any money in the future.”Judge O’Hagan said Blackburn had become involved in “a series of dishonest dealings, stole IDs and used those to raise money to rescue a dying business. It didn’t work.“Some efforts have been made to pay some of the money back. She has pleaded guilty to an absolutely huge number of offences. She has nothing.“While these crimes may cry out for a custodial sentence I have decided to impose three year prison sentences on each count, but substitute that with 220 hour community service.”The judge ordered that the €260 be returned to Blackburn to spend on her young daughter.COMMUNITY SERVICE FOR BUSINESS WOMAN WHO STOLE FRIENDS’ IDENTITIES TO SWINDLE BANKS was last modified: November 7th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

USDA delays implementation of enhancement to pork cutout

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is postponing to Oct. 31 from Sept. 12 implementation of an enhancement to the pork carcass cutout. The pork cutout is an estimated value for a hog carcass based on current wholesale prices paid for sub-primal pork cuts. AMS is adding muscle cuts (insides, outsides and knuckles) to the ham primal as a way to more accurately reflect today’s marketing environment and to capture more product to be included in the weighted average calculation. According to analysis from AMS, the enhanced cutout is expected to lower the overall carcass cutout value by an average of $1.41.last_img read more

Where is the Salt (Sodium)?

first_imgFlickr, Sodium Chloride Crystals (NASA, International Space Station, 05/13/03) Attribution-NonCommercial 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC 2.0)Robin Allen, MSPH, RDN, LDNThe 2010 US Dietary Guidelines recommends a reduction in sodium intake to less than 2300 mg a day and to 1500 mg for persons who are 51 and older, African American, have hypertension, diabetes or chronic kidney disease. At that time I was an Administrative Dietitian for a large multi-unit college food service. When these guidelines came out I immediately and naively went to my Chefs (yes they were all trained certified chefs) and asked them to decrease the amount of salt being used.  From the horrified expressions and anguished protests you would have thought I was taking away their first born!   I started looking into our recipes and menus, which thankfully were all in our menu management system with the nutritional analysis.  Now I began to understand the magnitude of the problem!  Reducing the use of salt was only the tip of the ice berg!  Many foods, not naturally high in sodium, became so because of soup base mixes, seasoning mixes, and use of processed foods. Even some chicken breasts, my go to “healthy meal”, may contain excessive sodium due to a process called “plumping”.  Plumping is the injection of a saline solution into the chicken breast during processing to enhance flavor , and add weight. Changing over 1500 recipes which fed up to 20,000 students per day was massive and monumental undertaking!  This would also involve a change in purchasing products, food preparation, such as making soup base from scratch, changing the Chefs’ attitudes and changing our entire taste profile.  And finally our customers would complain and add salt!  It is no wonder that consumers are confused and have difficulty controlling their sodium intake.So where so we get the most sodium in our diet if it not just salt? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) the following is true about sodium content of the diet:Americans get 75% of the sodium from restaurants, prepackaged, and processed foods.Salt added during cooking at home is only 5% of the intake of sodium.Some foods naturally contain sodium which makes up the remaining 12%.Many processed, packaged food are high in sodium but do not taste salty.Bread and rolls, luncheon meat, cured meats, and pizza top the list in sodium.Bread can contain anywhere from 80 to 230 mg of sodium per slice.1 serving of lunch meat can contain 750mg of sodium, half of some peoples’ daily allowance.Sodium intake is not just a problem for Americans.    Excessive sodium intake is a key factor contributing to prehypertension and hypertension all over the world.  Identifying food sources of sodium is critical.  Using data from the INTERMAP Study to define major food sources of sodium in diverse East Asian and Western population samples, researchers set out to discover the source of sodium in the diets of these countries.  According to the World Health Organization (WHO), most of the world’s population consumes 2,300 mg to 4,600 mg sodium per day.  Where is this sodium coming from?  In Japan, China and Southern China, salt added during cooking, soy sauce and salted vegetables were the main source of sodium.  In the United Kingdom (UK) and United States (US), breads, grains, cereal, salt from restaurants, fast food and processed foods at home,  and red meats, poultry and eggs were the primary source. The conclusion of the study indicated that China should focus on reducing salt in cooking and Japan, the UK and US must reduce sodium in processed food.So how do Dietitians and Health educators help their patients/clients lower their sodium intake?  The following steps are outlined by the CDC.Eat more fresh or frozen (no sauces) fruits and vegetables.Look for no salt added or low sodium versions when using canned vegetables, or choose frozen varieties without sauce.Read the nutrition labels on packaged foods. Compare sodium in different brands.More home cooked meals prepared without using processed or packaged foods.Use salt free herbs and spices rather than processed sauces, packaged broths, packaged seasoning mixes or condiments.When you do go out to eat, ask restaurants not to add salt to your meal. Use condiments in small amounts; ask for lemon, vinegar or other condiments to help with flavor.Ask your favorite restaurants, stores, and food manufacturers to offer more low-sodium options.You CAN re-train your taste buds. Over time, the less sodium you eat, the less you’ll want.What are you doing to help your patients/clients reduce their sodium intake?Are you looking at your facilities’ menus and recipes to see if adjustments can be made to food preparation and purchasing?Are you educating your staff of the importance of sodium reduction in the diet and food supply?References:Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2010ANDERSON,CA, APPEL,JA, OKUDA, Dietary Sources of Sodium in China, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States, Women and Men Aged 40 to 59 Years: The INTERMAP Study.  J Am Diet Assoc. 2010;110:736-745.Top 10 Sources of SodiumThis post was written by Robin Allen, member of the Military Families Learning Network (MFLN) Nutrition and Wellness team which aims to support the development of professionals working with military families.  Find out more about the MFLN Nutrition and Wellness concentration on our website, on Facebook, on Twitter and on LinkedIn.last_img read more

FStoppers Photo Workshop in the Bahamas + Free Trip

first_imgOur friends at Fstoppers are doing their first ever photo workshop this summer in the Bahamas. Learn about the event and how you can win an all-expenses paid trip.Reading and watching tutorials online is a great way to build your photo skills but it’s hard to beat the experience of learning one-on-one with professionals. That’s the thought behind the upcoming Fstoppers photo workshop this summer.The Fstoppers team has assembled a 10 member panel of the leading photographers in the industry for a series of classes (ranging from a few hours to 2 full days). The event will take place at the Atlantis Resort in Nassau, Bahamas May 28 through June 1, 2014. Not a bad place to be in the summer!Check out this video of Lee and Patrick from Fstoppers giving a rundown of the event and presenters:The event is limited to 200 people, to ensure that each attendee can get personal training from the presenters. The topics covered run the gamut of all types of professional photography including fashion, food, headshots, architecture, weddings, retouching, lighting and more.They’ve set it up so you only pay for the workshops that you want to attend. More info on the Fstoppers Workshop site.Win a Trip to the Fstoppers WorkshopWant to attend the workshop but short on cash? Fstoppers is actually giving away one all-expenses paid trip to the event. From now until the end of January you can enter to win a flight voucher, 5 night stay and free access to any of the workshops. There are five quick ways to enter.Additionally, they’re refunding the cost of the workshops to one person that enters early.Winners for both giveaways will be picked on February 1st. Head over to Fstoppers to sign up and learn more.This looks like a great event for both professional and aspiring photographers alike. Thanks for sharing it with us, Fstoppers!last_img read more