first_img By News Highland – June 11, 2020 Previous articleNational Championships looking likely for Donegal Juvenile AthletesNext articleLetterkenny Tidy Towns launch new website News Highland WhatsApp Homepage BannerNews Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebook Pinterest ‘The Tinnies’ scrub up well! Strabane’s iconic ‘Tinnies’ statues have been scrubbed up by O’Neills in recognition of the heroic work carried out by frontline healthcare staff during the coronavirus pandemic.The Co. Tyrone based sportswear manufacturer, who have recently been making PPE for health services across Ireland, dressed ‘The Tinnies’ in scrubs and a gown to thank health and social care workers battling against COVID-19.Kieran Kennedy, Managing Director of O’Neills Irish International Sports Company Ltd, said the large gesture was timely following last week’s welcomed news that all patients with COVID-19 had been discharged from intensive care at Altnagelvin Hospital.He said: “The Western Trust announced on Thursday that there are currently no patients with COVID-19 in ICU at Altnagelvin Hospital. This news came as a huge sigh of relief for many people in the North West as we move to the ‘new normal’ whilst adhering to the public health guidelines aimed at stopping the spread of this devastating virus.”A banner was also erected on ‘The Tinnies’ site between Strabane and Lifford, Co. Donegal, saying ‘Thank You To All Our Frontline Workers’. Twitter WhatsApp Facebookcenter_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Google+ Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Pinterest Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Google+ Community Enhancement Programme open for applicationslast_img read more

first_img“Despite this quarantine, there have been several outbreaks inOregon, Washington and British Columbia,” she said. “Theseoutbreaks are believed to have originated from ornamental plantsbrought into the U.S. from Europe.”In an effort to keep the disease from entering the Southeasternstates, Williams-Woodward and her counterparts in Tennessee,Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina are surveyingnurseries in their states. The survey is being conducted incooperation with the USDA and the U.S. Forest Service.”We are sampling high risk plants in high risk areas of eachstate,” she said. “In Georgia, that’s the northern part of thestate above the fall line. This is the area that has the mostoak and rhododendron forests.”The researchers are collecting samples of leaf spot and die backand checking the samples for the disease. “So far, we have collected 500 samples from six nurseries inGeorgia and we haven’t detected the pathogen,” she said. “Overall, across the five states, we have collected about 2,000samples and haven’t found the disease.” By Sharon OmahenUniversity of Georgia Research on chemical control is being conducted by researchers inCalifornia. However, Williams-Woodward says fungicides areunlikely to truly control Sudden Oak Death. “Limiting the spread of infected plants and soil from areas knownto have the disease is still the best approach to controlling thedisease,” she said. “Quarantining infected nurseries is anothercontrol method.”For now, Williams-Woodward sees some potentially positiveoutcomes for Georgia growers.”The California quarantine has opened up a market that could befilled by Georgia growers,” she said. “Korea is refusing toaccept ornamentals from California. Other countries may impose asimilar quarantine. Georgia growers could be filling this need.” Tanoaks and other true oak species first began showing signs ofthe disease in 1995 in Marin County, California. Quarantine in California Can it survive in southern climates?Williams-Woodward believes it’s just a matter of time untilsudden oak death arrives in the South. How it will fare isunknown.”We don’t know if it would even survive in Georgia,” she said. “It prefers cooler, wetter climates so it may not be able tosurvive the hot, humid weather here.” To help control the spread of the disease, 12 counties inCalifornia and one county in Oregon have been quarantined.Growers there cannot ship plants out unless they are declareddisease-free. Concern grew when the disease began to affect live oaks. Thedisease actually affects diverse plant species other than oaksincluding, but not limited to, Douglas fir, California bay laureland camellia. The disease causes dark, rust-colored cankers that seep at thetree’s base. Sudden oak death has also been seen on understoryplants such as rhododendron, causing leaf spots or scorch-likesymptoms.”It spreads to other plants when the spores are splashed by waterfrom rain,” said Williams-Woodward. “It appeared as if one year the trees were green and the nextthey were brown,” said Williams-Woodward. “It first strucktanoaks, which many people consider to be a weedy tree, so notmany people were concerned.” Oak trees in California appear to be suddenly dying, but thedisease that’s striking them down isn’t actually fast acting. University of Georgia researchers are working with otherscientists in the Southeast to track the disease and make sure itdoesn’t head this way. “Sudden oak death is actually a misnomer,” said JeanWilliams-Woodward, an extension plant pathologist with the UGACollege ofAgricultural and Environmental Sciences. “It isn’t sudden and itdoesn’t just affect oak trees.”Actually takes three or more yearsSudden oak death was coined because a number of oak treesappeared to be suddenly dying in California, she said. Thedisease, caused by the fungus Phytophthora ramorum, actuallytakes three or more years to cause the death of a tree.last_img read more

first_img Share Sharing is caring! LocalNews Roseau Paint-A-Thon adds colour to five more houses in the City by: – June 7, 2012 Share Tweetcenter_img Share Prep work at 21 Cork Street. Photo credit: Discover Dominica Authority Image Library.(Roseau, Dominica – June 7, 2012) On June 2 and 3, 2012, volunteer teams from Discover Dominica Authority, National Bank of Dominica Ltd, Josephine Gabriel & Co Ltd, and Ministry of Tourism & Legal Affairs alongside qualified painters came out to paint five houses in the city of Roseau as part of the 2nd Roseau Paint-A-Thon.The Roseau Paint-A-Thon is an initiative by Discover Dominica Authority (DDA) presented in 2012 in partnership with National Bank of Dominica Ltd, Josephine Gabriel & Co Ltd, and Harris Paints Dominica Ltd. Exterior painting services of selected houses were done at no cost to the owners. The activity, which aims at beautifying buildings in the city of Roseau with historic and architectural appeal, was part of annual Tourism Awareness Month activities. Work in progress at 48 & 50 Hillsborough Street. Photo credit: Discover Dominica Authority Image Library.The houses were chosen by DDA staff and their readiness reviewed by painter & contractor, Mr. Germain ‘Stevie’ Ettienne.Mrs. Elise Agar of SHAPE (Society of Heritage Preservation and Enhancement) also assisted DDA in choosing paint colours that would add to the aesthetics of the neighbourhoods. The painted houses are located on Cork Street and Hillsborough Street.Tourism Awareness Month is celebrated annually in May under the banner: Tourism Is Everybody’s Business, Let’s Play Our Part, by Discover Dominica Authority, Dominica Hotel & Tourism Association, Ministry of Tourism and tourism stakeholders and partners.Applying the finishing touches. Photo credit:Discover Dominica Authority Image Library”. The various activities of the month aim not only at celebrating tourism, but informing and educating the Dominican population about our tourism product and the importance of each person in the industry.Themed around collaboration the success of Tourism Awareness Month depends on the private and public partnerships, both within and outside Tourism.Press Release 23 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

first_imgENGLAND bowling coach Ottis Gibson has confirmed he will leave his position to become head coach of South Africa.The former West Indies player, 48, will replace Russell Domingo and will start his new role after the conclusion of the Test series against West Indies in September.“Ottis is an ambitious man,” said England director of cricket Andrew Strauss.“When this opportunity presented itself it was difficult for him to turn down.”Gibson, who has been England’s bowling coach since 2015, previously coached West Indies.The England and Wales Cricket Board said it will shortly launch a process to recruit a new fast-bowling coach going into a busy winter schedule which includes the Ashes in Australia.Former Yorkshire coach Jason Gillespie is already being tipped to become Gibson’s replacement.(BBC Sport)last_img read more

first_img Published on February 2, 2011 at 12:00 pm HARTFORD, Conn. –– Left, right. Left, right. Left, right…Showering down on Baye Moussa Keita was the same chant the Connecticut student section unleashes on every player of the opposing team who has fouled out. With 3:10 remaining in No. 17 Syracuse’s 66-58 win over UConn, the student section traced every Moussa Keita step with a yelp in unison. Each one. From the time the freshman center secured his fifth foul when guarding Connecticut center Alex Oriakhi to the instant he found a seat on the Syracuse bench. Roughly 30 seconds.The energetic chant was, of course, meant to poke fun. To badger. To heckle a freshman.But after Moussa Keita bullied Oriakhi and UConn’s other bigs in the best game of his college career, the Connecticut students were effectively serenading a rookie after a breakout performance.With their own choreographed energy, the students showcased exactly what SU junior small forward Kris Joseph feels Moussa Keita brings every night. Certainly what he brought Wednesday.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text‘Energy,’ Joseph said. ‘That is what he has been bringing since the beginning of the year. He brought heart, and he brought energy. It’s tough when you are demanding all that from a freshman.’In 27 near-flawless minutes, Moussa Keita flanked the dependable Rick Jackson by hauling in 11 rebounds. He added an astounding six steals and two blocks, scoring four points on 2-of-4 shooting.What he brought to the table for SU was, arguably, the most valuable player at the XL Center on Wednesday. In what is becoming not only a reoccurring but mind-numbing part of SU games, head coach Jim Boeheim started Moussa Keita’s fellow freshman center Fab Melo, only to pull Melo for Moussa Keita after three minutes.Melo once again did nothing for SU. Moussa Keita spelled him. He played 27 of the next 36 minutes.All Boeheim could do postgame was laud the Senegal native.‘He was great,’ Boeheim said of Moussa Keita. ‘Blocking shots, rebounding. He was tremendous, I thought. Tremendous. Tremendous in the middle.’Tremendous because of awareness. Through 23 games, Boeheim has vented about Melo’s uselessness if he is lost defensively. Wednesday, he was again. But Moussa Keita was the glue in the middle of SU’s 2-3 zone. A lanky 6-10 magnet that corralled seemingly every loose ball.To Joseph, Moussa Keita left the XL Center court the furthest thing from a rookie.Said Joseph: ‘I don’t consider him a freshman anymore.’Waiters, Southerland return to floorFor two Syracuse regulars who missed the Orange’s last game at Marquette, Wednesday represented two different paths. For one, redemption and solidification in the SU lineup. For the other, more time likely spent on the bench.The former: freshman guard Dion Waiters. The latter: James Southerland.Keeping things in perspective like he has done all season with Waiters, SU head coach Jim Boeheim said his young guard still has much to learn. Still, Boeheim said Waiters was a major factor in SU’s win Wednesday.‘I thought Dion stepped up big time today,’ Boeheim said.Waiters shined in his first contest back from a one-game stint on the bench after he didn’t play last Saturday at Marquette. On Wednesday, he played 18 valuable minutes off Boeheim’s bench, scoring nine points and grabbing four rebounds. He also helped form the first line of defense at the top of the SU zone against Connecticut guard Kemba Walker.It all came a game after rumors stating he was benched due to an exchange of choice words on the SU sideline with Boeheim during the Orange’s 22-point home loss to Seton Hall on Jan. 25.‘We were in a little slump,’ Waiters said. ‘We all were. Just to come out and get this win on the road at UConn, it was big. I’m happy, man.’Also returning to the floor Wednesday was Southerland. Southerland got on the floor for only a minute before missing a 3-pointer and committing a foul. By that point, Boeheim saw enough. That explained why Southerland did not see playing time both Wednesday and at Marquette.‘He had a great opportunity in three games and had one rebound,’ Boeheim said. ‘So he played his way out.’For Waiters, though, this game reaffirmed his status as one of the regulars in Boeheim’s rotation. And it reaffirmed the self-confidence he’s never afraid to display.‘I just went out there like I had to make something happen for my team,’ Waiters said, ‘and we’re going to win this game.’[email protected] Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Commentslast_img read more