Public urged to check in on older neighbours as Storm Hannah closes in

first_imgOlder people have been asked to take extra care following the status yellow weather warning issued for Donegal between Friday and Saturday morning. High winds and disruptive conditions are expected this Friday night as Storm Hannah arrives from the Atlantic.Donegal is expected to escape the worst of the potentially damaging storm, which will hit the southwest coast of the country this afternoon. Heavy winds with mean speeds of 50-65km/h with gusts of 90 to 110 km/h are expected during the night.ALONE is advising older people who are concerned about their own wellbeing during the stormy weather to call for assistance and help if needed.The volunteer group is also calling on members of the public to check on their older neighbours and assist them if they need to travel to the local shop or post office during the bad weather.Seán Moynihan, CEO of ALONE, said: “Following a status yellow weather warning for across the country, we are calling on all members of the public to remember their older neighbours living alone and to consider their needs. We’re advising older people to be prepared by ensuring they have adequate heat, medication, food and to stay indoors where possible.” Further information, including advice and tips for older people in extreme weather conditions, can be found on www.alone.ie.Public urged to check in on older neighbours as Storm Hannah closes in was last modified: April 26th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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:storm hannahlast_img read more

Mack All-Stars claim district title

first_imgThe McKinleyville 8-10 Little League All-Stars clinched the district and section championships this past week, advancing to this weekend’s Northern California state tournament in Palo Alto.The Mack All-Stars opened play at the state tourney against Porterville on Saturday, falling 10-3.They will try to rebound against Fair Oaks Orangevale this afternoon at 4 p.m.last_img

The Deets: Emmanuel Sanders trade shows that the 49ers are thinking Super Bowl

first_imgThe 49ers have a slogan, stolen from so many other teams before them, that they like to use in public discussions of the team’s rebuild, which is now in its third year:“Brick by brick”.Roll your eyes if you must (I know I have) but that slogan seems prescient. The foundation for success was set in the first two years, but now the bricks are stacking into something impressive. The Niners are the only undefeated team in the NFC through seven weeks.But by adding another brick — wide receiver …last_img

Paes, Bhupathi, Bopanna in Shanghai Masters quarter-finals

first_imgLeander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi have advanced to the second round of the Shanghai Masters with their respective partners after getting a first-round bye.Paes and his new partner Jurgen Melzer of Austria are seeded third. They will take on Brazil’s Thomaz Belluci and Serbia’s Janko Tipsaveric in the quarter-finals.Bhupathi and his Belarusian partner Max Mirnyi are seeded fifth. They will take on the winners of the first round match between the pairs of Florian Mayer/ Yen-Hsun Lu and Marc Lopez/Tommy Robredo.US Open finalists Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-ul-haq- Qureshi have also advanced to the quarterfinals with a 7-6 (7) 6-2 win over Mark Knowles of Bahamas and Philipp Kohlschreiber.The Indo-Pak pair will take on Dick Norman and Wsley Moodie.last_img

Ringo Starr Autographs Jackets To Benefit WaterAid

first_imgRock and roll icon and artist Ringo Starr joined today in the national #GivingTuesday movement by donating twenty-five autographed jackets to be sold on eBay in support of WaterAid beginning on Tuesday, December 3.Ringo Starr joined today in the national #GivingTuesday movement by donating twenty-five autographed jackets to be sold on eBay in support of WaterAid Credit/Copyright: PRNewsFoto/WaterAidThe hand-signed Timberland cotton khaki jackets will be available on eBay beginning at 10am PST on December 3, with bidding continuing through Friday, December 13. Online shoppers also have the option of purchasing the jacket outright through eBay’s “Buy it now” feature.Video: Ringo Starr autographed jackets to benefit WaterAid on #GivingTuesdayAll proceeds will benefit WaterAid, the largest international nonprofit dedicated to transforming lives through improved access to safe water, toilets and hygiene education.“I believe in my heart that everyone should have clean water,” Starr said. “Two thousand kids die every day from the lack of safe drinking water and it’s time to say ‘enough’! That’s why I am asking people to join me in showing the world we care this holiday season by supporting WaterAid’s work to help the world’s poorest communities gain access to clean water.”The customized Timberland jackets feature prominent prints designed and autographed by Starr, and are available in men’s sizes medium, large and extra-large. Shoppers who choose to purchase their jacket using the “Buy it now” option on Tuesday, December 3 will have their donation matched by a long-time supporter as part of the organization’s matched-giving #GivingTuesday campaign.“#GivingTuesday is all about inspiring people to take action and support the charities and causes they care about,” noted WaterAid Associate Director of Corporate Partnerships, Annie Bonner. “We are thrilled that Ringo Starr has once again chosen to support WaterAid and our work to empower poor communities in their efforts to achieve access to clean water and toilets. It’s about making a real difference in people’s lives, and this initiative lets everyone be a part of that.”Support from committed partners like Ringo Starr is critical to WaterAid’s work. In addition to helping WaterAid provide life-saving water and toilets, these partnerships allow WaterAid to reach even greater audiences with the important message that we all have a role to play in making clean water and toilets available to everyone, everywhere.Source:PR Newswirelast_img read more

Ottawa studies reserve land privatization

first_imgAPTN National NewsIs the federal government pushing an agenda to privatize First Nations land? The Department of Indian Affairs has launched a nation-wide tour of reserves on what officials describe as a “special project” aimed at improving economic development on reserves. Critics, however, fear that the feds want to swap Aboriginal Title for business opportunities. APTN National News Vancouver reporter Rob Smith has more. List of 65 First Nations communities selected by Indian Affairs for land privatization study:Draft Indian Affairs letter to chiefs outlining special project to study privatization of reserve landslast_img