Car taken following burglary of Letterkenny home

first_imgA car was taken after a burglar broke into a home in the Long Lane area of Letterkenny last weekend.The incident occurred in Manor View at around midnight on Saturday night/Sunday morning.It is thought that the burglar entered the home and stole the keys to the homeowner’s car – a grey English-registered Peugeot – before driving away. The car was later found abandoned in a nearby housing area.Gardaí are investigating the burglary and unauthorised taking of the vehicle. The authorities are appealing for anybody who was in the Long Lane area at the time or who witnessed this car to contact Letterkenny Garda Station on 0749167100 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111. Car taken following burglary of Letterkenny home was last modified: August 13th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Wetter weather coming

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest April will end warmer and wetter than normal. A series of storms will impact Ohio and surrounding areas later this week into next week. This will mean wetter than normal conditions into the first week of May. Temperatures will remain above normal as well. The heaviest will fall in central sections of the corn and soybean belt. Rainfall in Ohio will range from 2-4 inches for the next 2 weeks with heaviest totals in western areas of Ohio. Normal is about 2 inches.The first week of May will be mild with wetter than normal weather. The middle of May will dry out and cool down before a warm finish to the month.The outlook for summer still looks warmer than normal with rainfall highly variable with a tendency toward drier.last_img

A small farm with a big purpose

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Ty Higgins, Ohio Ag NetFrom the road, it looks like many farms in Clark County that you might pass by and get a quick glimpse of, with 24 acres or rolling hills, woodland areas, gardens, greenhouses, livestock pens and red barns. But once you step onto The H.A.R.D. Acre Farm you begin to realize that there is more to this farm that what you see as you drive by.The farm got its start after two school teachers who decided to leave their well-established careers, along with the benefits that came along with them, to open a working farm that would become a day program for adults with disabilities, including those suffering from autism spectrum disorder and dementia. The farm’s mission is to provide those adults the dignity to enjoy meaningful work, life and social relationships in a safe agricultural community, to participate as good stewards of God’s bounty.“One of the motivations to do this for me, personally, is that my son is one of our farmers involved in the program and I wanted a different kind of programming for him than anything I had found available,” said Beth Snyder, one of the owners and founders of The H.A.R.D. Acre Farm, which stands for Honor And Respect Daily. “I wanted him to be able to experience the joys of working with living things and being outside and being active.”The farmers at H.A.R.D. Acre are involved in different activities every day. At some point in the day, they will get to take care of the animals, which include a cow, some sheep, goats, miniature donkeys, and an alpaca. Gardening will also be a part of the farmers’ daily routine, starting with seed pods in February and ending with harvest as late as November. Items grown and crafts made on the farm are available all year long at the farm’s retail shop.“I think there is a real satisfaction that the work you are doing has meaning and you feel a responsibility to come back the next day to continue the job, whether it be to water, to weed, to pick or to make sure the animals are okay,” Snyder said. “That sense of belonging that you get on a farm is important to anyone and I think we are finding out that it is really meaningful to this population.”Being a working farm, Mother Nature doesn’t always cooperate with the tasks that may need to be done on certain days, so the day doesn’t always go according to plan. But, like any working farm, there is always something to do.“Once the chores are done, we might end out painting outside and them hold on to those projects and finish them inside the barn on a rainy day,” said Jennifer Hardacre, who also owns and founded The H.A.R.D. Acre Farm. “Daily programs are also based on the ability of our farmers. For instance, gardening for someone that has full range of mobility might include weeding the garden at the ground level, where someone who may not be able to bend over would be weeding at one of our raised beds or planting seeds at a high table top. We can plan a program for anybody and make it a meaningful day on the farm.”Leaving careers in teaching to start a program like this was certainly a leap of faith, but Snyder and Hardacre have been very thankful for the support of the community and the early success of The H.A.R.D. Acre Farm.“It has been more successful then Beth and I could have envisioned,” Hardacre said. “There is an army of people that support us. They donate. They volunteer. Our farmers and their families and the local agricultural community and so many people are backing this effort because it is such a needed program.“It was very scary to step out from a solid teaching career, but seeing the progress of the program and the individuals taking part in it has been very rewarding.”The H.A.R.D. Acre Farm is hosting their 3rd Annual Fall Festival that features hay rides, kids games, food trucks, direct sales vendors, a petting zoo, crafts/fall decor, a love offering bake sale, pumpkin painting, fall family photos, live entertainment, raffle baskets, a 50/50 drawing and more on September 15th starting at 11am. For more information, follow The Hard Acre Farm on Facebook or visit read more

PH goal scorer Cubon hurt but will be ready for Indonesia

first_imgWATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Read Next LATEST STORIES Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games Letran coach warns Lyceum: ‘We will destroy whoever gets in our way’ Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief “I was just very happy that I helped the Philippines win,” said Cubon of his first international goal.He also played for the AFC 23-under in Cambodia where the Philippines narrowly lost, 1-0. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMCcenter_img “I felt my left foot sink on the pitch,” said Cubon in Filipino while munching a banana inside the team bus right after the Philippines routed Cambodia, 2-0, late Tuesday night in the Southeast Asian Games football competitions.The 22-year-old Hotel and Restaurant graduate from Far Eastern University said they were too used to synthetic turf back home that he felt the competition turf was way too soft.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“We were celebrating after my goal. And then my feet sank. Then Cambodia made a counter,” said Cubon. “That’s when I felt pain.”The Davao Agilas defender said he would be ready when the team takes on Indonesia on Thursday. View comments LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Man sworn in as lawyer by judge who sentenced him to prison as a teen 20 years ago Football match between Cambodia and Philippines at Selayang Stadium during 29th SEA Games Kuala Lumpur 2017 on 15 August 2017. Photo by Dzulfadlil Azim / MASOCKUALA LUMPUR—After a silent, uneventful first half, the small Filipino crowd at Selayang Stadium suddenly erupted in jubilation after Reymart Cubon scored the first goal in the 52nd minute.That would include Cubon himself. He was jumping up and down with his teammates on the field that he literally hurt himself.ADVERTISEMENT Flags of SEA Games countries raised at Athletes Village Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READlast_img read more

10 months agoAgent reveals Keita Balde Diao rejected Tottenham for Inter Milan

first_imgAgent reveals Keita Balde Diao rejected Tottenham for Inter Milanby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveKeita Balde Diao rejected Tottenham Hotspur in favour of signing with Inter Milan.The Senegalese international joined the Italian giants on loan from Monaco.And his agent, Roberto Calenda, has revealed he rejected the chance to move to the Premier League.”Inter was immediately receptive once the possibility of closing the operation was understood,” Calenda told Italian outlet Gazzetta dello Sport.”There were other interested teams. Since last January, Napoli had moved. We also received calls from Tottenham. But faced with the possibility of Inter, Keita had no doubts, he immediately made his wishes understood.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

a month agoAubameyang assures fans over Arsenal ambitions

first_imgAubameyang assures fans over Arsenal ambitionsby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang says he’s at the club to win trophies.The Gabon international has reassured fans he is going nowhere – and says it is time for the Gunners to start winning silverware again.”I feel that we can change something in this club and we will try. Now it’s time to win trophies,” Aubameyang told Sky Sports.”I’m sure we can do it and I am honestly happy to be here.”I feel very good. For the next few years we want to play at a high level and win trophies. That’s what we are talking about.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

New Hype Video Celebrates Oklahoma’s Season As The College Football Playoff Looms

first_imgOklahoma's Joe Mixon hurdles defender.YouTube/Swanny JLast season did not live up to expectations for the Oklahoma Sooners. The team dropped games to most of the top Big 12 teams, including Baylor and TCU, lost a heartbreaking Bedlam game, and was blown out by Clemson in a bowl to finish 8-5. This season could not have gone more differently. OU sits at 11-1, with sole claim to the Big 12 title, and an almost-inevitable College Football Playoff berth. With their regular season over, FiveThirtyEight gives Oklahoma the best chance—99-percent—of any contender to make the field of four. To celebrate what turned into a magical Sooners season, YouTuber Swanny J has put together a new hype video celebrating the impending playoff berth. Get excited, Sooner fans. last_img

Texas A&M Upsets Fans With New Sexist ‘Aggie War Hymn’

first_imgTexas A&M's sexist "Aggie War Hymm".@tadousayTexas A&M football held a special event for its female fans earlier this week.The Aggies had a “Chalk Talk” that allowed for women to meet the coaches, play some football and get ready for the upcoming season.One aspect of the Chalk Talk included a rewriting of the school’s fight song, Aggie War Hymn. The rewrite was geared specifically for women and, unfortunately, included some fairly sexist undertones.A Texas A&M fan in attendance, Tonia A. Dousay, took to Twitter to voice her displeasure with it.I’m #mortified #embarrassed & #furious W/@TAMU & @12thMan. Dish towels & Lysol? Really? #icanteven #chalktalk #tamu— Tonia A. Dousay (@tadousay) July 28, 2016Here are the real lyrics to the song.Hullabaloo, Caneck! Caneck! Hullabaloo, Caneck! Caneck!First Verse All hail to dear old Texas A&M Rally around Maroon and White Good luck to dear old Texas Aggies They are the boys who show the real old fight That good old Aggie spirit thrills us And makes us yell and yell and yell So let’s fight for dear old Texas A&M We’re going to beat you all to Chig-gar-roo-gar-rem Chig-gar-roo-gar-rem Rough Tough! Real Stuff! Texas A&M!Second Verse Good-bye to texas university So long to the orange and the white Good luck to dear old Texas Aggies They are the boys that show the real old fight “The eyes of Texas are upon you . . .” That is the song they sing so well So good-bye to texas university We’re going to beat you all to Chig-gar-roo-gar-rem Chig-gar-roo-gar-rem Rough Tough! Real Stuff! Texas A&M!Perhaps there’s an explanation for the rewritten version of the song at the Chalk Talk event, but we haven’t heard it yet.[247Sports]last_img read more

Cabinet Approves Interim Guidelines for Beverages in Schools

first_img This was announced by Minister of Health, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, during a Statement in the House of Representatives on Tuesday (December 4). Cabinet has approved the Interim Guidelines for beverages in schools, which will not only help to improve the dietary intake of children but also set the stage to reduce the burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), which account for 78 per cent of Jamaicans who die each year. According to the Jamaica Health and Lifestyle Survey, one in three (684,900) Jamaicans 15 years and older has hypertension; one in eight (236,200) has diabetes and one in two (577,300) is overweight. Story Highlights Cabinet has approved the Interim Guidelines for beverages in schools, which will not only help to improve the dietary intake of children but also set the stage to reduce the burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), which account for 78 per cent of Jamaicans who die each year.This was announced by Minister of Health, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, during a Statement in the House of Representatives on Tuesday (December 4).According to the Jamaica Health and Lifestyle Survey, one in three (684,900) Jamaicans 15 years and older has hypertension; one in eight (236,200) has diabetes and one in two (577,300) is overweight.Dr. Tufton noted that the evidence shows that the link between sugar-sweetened beverage consumption and childhood obesity and NCDs in later years is consistent and compelling, requiring an urgent response.“As a Government, as a country, we have a responsibility to protect our children and the public health of all Jamaicans. It, therefore, cannot be business as usual. For starters, we cannot stand idly by and allow our children to continue to eat and drink themselves sick,” he emphasised.Dr. Tufton said the guidelines are the result of collaboration involving the Ministries of Health; Education, Youth and Information; and Investment, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries as well as input from the private and public sectors.“In the short term (one to five) years, they are to reduce exposure to and consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages and increase the consumption of water. This is while enabling the implementation of the National School Nutrition Standards being developed by the Ministry of Health, which are in turn to support the implementation of the nutrition-related aspects of the NationalSchool Nutrition Policy now being finalised by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information,” he said.To achieve these objectives, the guidelines place a limit on sweetened beverages above a defined maximum sugar concentration sold and served, in all public educational institutions that serve age groups from 0-18 years.These, Dr. Tufton said, include early-childhood, primary-level and secondary-level institutions.The guidelines also place a limit on sweetened beverages above a defined maximum sugar concentration sold and served by all persons, companies or groups involved in the provision of beverages to these institutions, including but not limited to canteen operations, concessionaires, vendors, teachers, school administrators and students.The guidelines specifically prohibit sugar-sweetened beverages being sold or served in schools if the total sugar concentration exceeds the following: maximum six grams (of sugar)/100 millilitre (ml), effective January 1, 2019; maximum five grams/100 ml, effective January 1, 2020; maximum four grams/100 ml, effective January 1, 2021; and maximum 2.5 grams/100 ml, effective January 1, 2023.“The approval of these guidelines is an important milestone in what has to be a comprehensive, multi-stakeholder approach to beating NCDs and in the best interest of all Jamaicans, and in particular our children,” the Minister said.Dr. Tufton pointed out that beverages brought from home are not now being regulated. However, robust education campaigns will be launched to discourage the provision of sugar-sweetened beverages to children.last_img read more