The body of an Ebola victim in West Point, Monrovia’s largest slum, was yesterday removed after two nights in the open.The West Point Commissioner, Madam Haja Flowers, told the Daily Observer, the individual, a male, dropped dead on Monday and repeated calls were made for its removal, but response was delayed. However, on Wednesday morning government people came and picked up the body for transport to the crematorium.The head of a leading church in West Point revealed to the Daily Observer last night that the victim whose body was removed was a mentally unstable man who had resided at the football field in West Point.The church leader told this newspaper that there are other suspected Ebola cases near New Road in West Point, and that health authorities were en route to the township last night to conduct tests on them. If these tests proved positive, the affected persons will be taken away and quarantined. This church leader further informed the Daily Observer that he had learned that several persons from Guinea afflicted with the virus had entered West Point and had since died and were secretly buried. There are other affected persons from Guinea who are feared to have fled the places where they were living in West Point, and are now circulating in the wider community. This is highly dangerous, this church leader said.Observers said West Point inhabitants were very worried about the Ebola body tarrying for a long period in the township, fearing that its exposure to the general population might have provoked a further spread of the deadly Ebola virus. Such a situation, said one observer, could spread to the Water Side and would endanger the entire Monrovia community, since tens of thousands of people from West Point circulate in the city on a daily basis and are employed in many workplaces around the city, including government institutions.This observer stressed the need for the health authorities to develop a strategy to contain the virus in that township of over 100,000 people, the majority of them children. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
New Zealand’s Nick Willis, twice an Olympic 1,500m medalist, was sixth in 4:00.29 in his outdoor season debut. The 35-year-old Kiwi missed April’s Commonwealth Games with a leg injury.Canada’s Brandon McBride won the men’s 800 in 1:45.18, defeating Poland’s Marcin Lewandowski by .93.Ethiopia’s Dawit Seyaum, the 2016 world indoor 1,500m runner-up, won the 1,500 in 4:04.65, edging American Charlene Lipsey by .33.The meet concludes Sunday with sprints on a specially constructed straightaway in downtown Boston.Two-time world indoor runner-up Ajee Wilson won the 800 meters Saturday in distance events contested on the opening night of the Boston Games athletics meet.Wilson won at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology stadium track in 1min 59.27secs, .16 ahead of Jamaica’s Natoya Goule, who was third at this year’s Commonwealth Games.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Cyrus Rutto all smiles after winning the 5,000m race at the Kenyan trials for the IAAF World Athletics Championships to be held in London in August. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaNEW YORK, United States, May 20 – Kenyans celebrated two triumphs In the opening night of the Boston Games athletics meet with Cyrus Rutto taking the men’s 3,000 in 7:45.64 and Caroline Kipkirui taking the women’s 5,000 in 15:55.24.Britain’s Chris O’Hare, a 1,500 Rio Olympic semi-finalist coming off a foot injury, finished second in the mile, with American Drew Hunter winning in 3:56.72 and O’Hare next on 3:57.17.
Simon Clare joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.The Coral spokesman looks ahead to this weekend’s racing action.He also previews talkSPORT’s live FA Cup game on Friday night between Derby and Manchester United.The Rams are 3/1 to pull of a shock and pile the pressure on Louis van Gaal, while United are a shade of odds-on at 19/20.Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast
HERO: JASON MCCLAYSIX DONEGAL men behind dramatic near-death incidents have been recognised at the Irish Water Safety’s National Awards Ceremony at City Hall, Dublin. Minister John Perry presented the “SEIKO Just in Time Rescue Award” to these rescuers in appreciation for saving so many lives.The Donegal people honoured included Jason McClay (19) from Kinnegoe, Buncrana; Patrick Moss (20) of Rosbeg; John Patton, Hugh-John McGonigle, the late PJ Patton and the late Larry McGonigle, all of Ballyshannon. “Tragically an average of 140 drownings occur in Ireland every year,” commented Minister Perry, “and although that’s 140 too many, the figure would be even higher but for the dramatic efforts of these individuals who saved others from drowning and the ongoing work of volunteers teaching swimming and rescue skills.“Last year, the 128 drownings in Ireland were lower than the annual average, reason enough to be confident that the work of Irish Water Safety Volunteers and partners in the public and private sector is having the desired outcome – more people enjoying our wonderful aquatic facilities more safely. That said complacency is not an option”, he added.THE DONEGAL SEIKO JUST IN TIME AWARD RECIPIENTS:Mr Jason McClay Around midnight, on the 2nd June 2012, a car had left the road, careered fifty yards through a field and went off a steep drop into the Crana river near Buncranna. Nineteen year old Jason McClay from Kinnego, had been at a friend’s house when he heard the screeching of tyres followed by a loud bang. He left the house and ran down through a field and saw that a car was submerged in the water. Without hesitation, Jason jumped off the 40 ft Ravine. Upon entering the water he noticed a girl who had managed to escape out of the car. Jason swam in through the car window. Visibility was poor as it was very dark and he could not see anyone else in the car. On leaving the car, he noticed a boy and dragged him over to the bank. He then went back and got another boy out and dragged him to safety. There were four passengers in total, all teenagers. Only two were swimmers. Emergency services arrived to the scene. Due to the quick thinking and selfless courage of Jason’s actions, four lives were saved, a story which Donegal Daily first revealed at the time.Mr Patrick MossOn the afternoon of the 27th of December 2011, twenty year old Patrick Moss was taking a walk along the Rosbeg pier when he saw a car enter the water. He assessed the situation and ran to the shore where he entered the water and swam out towards the car which was sinking. He grabbed onto the driver of the car and took her to safety. He placed her into the recovery position until the emergency services arrived.Mr PJ Patton (posthumous award), Mr Larry McGonigle (posthumous award), Mr John Patton, Mr Hugh-John McGonigleIn June of 1955, two men from Ballyshannon set out to bring up their fishing punt, which they had anchored the previous evening. One of the men, Mr McCusker, waded out to it, but he suddenly found himself out of his depth. He tried to swim against the strong current but he could not, his friend tried to reach him but it was too dangerous. Mr McCusker found himself sucked down by the swirling water yet he continued swimming until he broke the surface. He tried to swim towards the “Black Rock” but was taken by the current again. He spotted an old boat wreck and he managed to grasp it and pull himself up. It was extremely cold. He saw men in the distance and waved. He could feel his feet go numb and he knew he had to try to get his circulation back. Four young men, John Patton now age 78, Larry McGonigle R.I.P., Hugh John McGonigle age 78 and P.J. Patton R.I.P., went to the rescue of Mr McCusker. Upon assessing the situation they got a boat and went out into the channel where the water was bubbling up around them. They dropped an anchor and then let the boat out on a rope trying to get close to the wreck. It took them four attempts before they managed to reach Mr McCusker and eventually managed to get him into the boat. The rescue took over one hour.LIFE-SAVING DONEGAL HEROES RECOGNISED AT NATIONAL AWARDS CEREMONY was last modified: November 27th, 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:BallyshannonbuncranaLIFE-SAVING DONEGAL HEROES RECOGNISED AT NATIONAL AWARDS CEREMONYrosbeg
1 James Milner looks like he will be playing in another position this season, and Liverpool fans love it.The versatile midfielder is being used by Jurgen Klopp as a left-back, and he impressed against Barcelona on Saturday afternoon – where he came up against Lionel Messi!Unfortunately, the 30-year-old was taken off just before half-time, as a precaution amid an injury worry, but his performance left a lasting impression on fans of the Merseyside club.Many believe he is already a better left-back option than natural defender Alberto Moreno, and people believe he should start the season as first-choice.You can see some of the best reactions to Milner’s performance below… James Milner was up against Lionel Messi
BURBANK – Hoping to quell criticism from RV owners, the Burbank Traffic and Transportation Committee has backed away from a recommendation to impose tighter parking restrictions on recreational vehicles on city streets. More than 100 RV owners packed a meeting Thursday at City Hall, and 40 people addressed the 12-member panel. “We don’t want to upset anybody,” said Sam Asheghian, a member of the committee who also owns Xpert Auto Repair on Magnolia Boulevard. “We decided to put it on hold and make a committee to talk with some of the RV owners and then we’ll go from there to see what we can come up with.” The issue came up last summer after Woodstock Lane residents Steve Oliver and Bob Burdette asked whether the city could impose parking restrictions on RVs on Kenneth Road, where RVs have been seen parking overnight. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinals“It’s inconsiderate,” said Oliver, a Burbank certified public accountant. “If I owned an RV, I wouldn’t park it in front of somebody else’s house.” Over the next month, the committee is expected to form another panel to study RV parking and try to address concerns on both sides of the issue. The committee is expected to discuss the issue again at its next committee meeting on July 13. “It’s very important because I happen to have a 40-foot RV and I physically am not able to prepare my motor home for a trip in the time frame that they were suggesting,” said Stan Hyman, a Toluca Lake resident who drove through Burbank a couple of weekends ago in his second 21-foot motor home afixing 42 fliers to RVs parked in neighborhoods to spread the word about the committee’s consideration of a no-parking rule. “There were people that got the fliers. They made copies themselves and put them out,” said Hyman, who plans to retrieve his 40-foot diesel-pusher RV from storage today to park it in front of his Toluca Lake home and gear up for a trip to Lake Santee in the San Diego area. “We put out the seed and it germinated and it grew.” Hyman said the RV parking issue is exacerbated because there are few RV storage sites nearby, and the ones that are close have long waiting lists. The Benchmark RV Center in Sun Valley is filled up. It has 280 RVs in storage. “I’ve got a waiting list of about 25,” said service manager Robert Reel. “It’s real hard to find storage space, absolutely. Places like us, there’s not a ton of us around.” Los Angeles faces similar issues. The City Council’s Transportation Committee has asked the Department of Transportation to draft an ordinance that could range from prohibiting RVs from parking in the city, limiting the hours in which RVs can park on city streets, or designating areas for RVs to park. Currently, state law says vehicles can park in one spot up to 72 hours at a time. “One option is to prohibit parking at night,” said John Fisher, the Los Angeles DOT’s assistant general manager, who said the ordinance could be drafted within 30 days. “That would address a lot of the concerns. … We’re looking at a number of options.” email@example.com (818) 546-3306160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Modou Diagne (right) vies for the ball with Caen’s Ronny Rodelin 1 Relegated Nancy are ready to sell Stoke, Middlesbrough and Reading target Modou Diagne.According to L’Equipe, all three English clubs have been tracking the defender, who is available for a bargain £3 million this summer.Nancy finished second bottom of Ligue 1 this term so will be playing their football in the second tier next season.As such, it has been reported that they are ready to allow Diagne to leave with a move to England seemingly most likely.As it stands, Stoke are the only one of the trio currently able to offer him Premier League football with Middlesbrough relegated and Reading facing a play-off final against Huddersfield.
The Killotto had no winner this week. The numbers were 2, 8, 12, 21. There was no winner of match 3 numbers. Next week’s Killotto jackpot is €3,000 and match 3 is €120. Ladies B team is selling on 23rd of December.There was no winner of Bingo Jackpot. Consolation prize went to Mickey McGinley, Meenaneary, Carrick. Next week’s Jackpot will be €1,900 on 49 calls. Bingo will be on in Killybegs Monday St. Stephen’s night.The A.G.M. is fixed for the 30th of December in Tara Hotel at 5p.m. Tickets are available for the Dinner Dance in the Tara Hotel on the 28th of December. Tickets priced at €25, contact Rita or Andrew to purchase tickets. 0872054772 or 0872977907 GAA: KILLYBEGS GAA NOTES was last modified: December 20th, 2011 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:GAA: KILLYBEGS GAA NOTES
Donegal GAA star Eamon McGee has taken to Twitter to respond to the article penned by Kevin Cassidy in his weekly column with Gaelic Life.Cassidy wrote a hard hitting column regarding the latest fixtures fall-out in Donegal and blasted the decision by the county board.Cassidy said that time and time again it’s the ordinary club player that is made to suffer and that enough is enough. He also said it was time that the county players grow a set of balls and stand up for their club.Cassidy says that without their local GAA club the current crop of county stars wouldn’t have been given the platform to perform at the level they’re now operating at.However, McGee hit back on Twitter and brought up the fact that Cassidy sat and watched his own club Gaoth Dobhair play Glenswilly in the Donegal SFC in May so he could go and play for a team in the USA.McGee tweeted, “Cass is giving out about commitment to clubs, yet he watched as we played Glenswilly this year to play for team in USA. That tweeted sparked a series of responses on McGee’s Twitter timeline from other users.Conor Gleeson wrote, “Inter-county players are least qualified to comment on this situation. What he’s saying is not specific to Donegal. 100% Right!Mike Linehan wrote. “Cassidy is spot on with that article.McGee responded by saying, “Not arguing that he makes a good point but his actions in real life totally contradict his view points.In another tweet McGee also conceded that something has to be done fairly quick to sort out the yearly problem with club fixtures in Donegal. McGee will continue to concentrate on preparations for this weekend’s Ulster SFC final against Monaghan.McGee has enjoyed an excellent season so far and is a top-class performer who will be hoping he gets his hands on yet another Anglo Celt on Sunday afternoon.MCGEE RESPONDS TO CASSIDY’S ARTICLE ON CLUB FIXTURES FALL-OUT was last modified: July 13th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:Eamon McGeeFall-outfixturesGAAKevin CassidynewsRiwSportTwiiter
Everything is relative — especially when it comes to thermal bridging. Thermal bridging occurs wherever assembly components with low R-values relative to surrounding materials span from the inside to the outside of a building assembly. Thermal bridging takes place in wood-framed assemblies because, although wood is a pretty good insulator at about R-1 per inch, it is at least three times more thermally conductive than any cavity insulation, which start at about R-3.5 per inch. The uninsulated roof framed with wood (R-value around 1.1 per inch) means rafter lines covered with snow.With steel framing at about R.04 per inch, it’s thermal bridging on a whole different scale. Steel framing typically reduces the in-cavity R-value by as much as 50%, while wood framing reduces in-cavity R-value by a bit less than 10%.Wrapping a building envelope with exterior rigid insulation cuts off the thermal bridging. Rigid insulation as exterior sheathing is a great idea for wood-framed assemblies, imperative for steel. But as in all things hygrothermal, you get a double benefit when you reduce or eliminate thermal bridging — you save energy and reduce the potential for condensation, mold, and rot.The main reason we put insulation in framing cavities is because there is space — it’s the easiest and least expensive place to put the stuff. But it is not the best place, in large part because of thermal bridging. In what Joe Lstiburek of Building Science Corporation calls the “perfect wall” (or roof), all of the insulation is on the exterior. This means that the building frame experiences nearly the same conditions as the occupants, a real recipe for happy, comfortable, and long-lived people and buildings.To gauge the energy implications of framing type, spacing, and thermal bridging, try the ORNL Whole Wall R-value Calculator.