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Christmas Tree permits are now available.

first_img Choose a tree that can be cut near the base and is easy to transport. The wasted tree remains left in the forest can form a summer fire hazard. Local natural resource district offices can provide details about specific cutting requirements and approved harvest areas. Free-use permits are provided for personal use only. It is illegal to sell a tree cut under a Christmas tree permit or to cut a tree in an unauthorized area. Leave home prepared. Bring ropes, gloves, tools, tire chains, a first-aid kit, a mobile phone and warm clothing. Do not leave a pointed stump as this may cause injury to livestock, wildlife, pets or other people. When cutting a Christmas tree, keep the following tips in mind; Make sure you have found the tree you will use before cutting. Some permits specify only one tree can be cut.center_img Drive carefully. Be prepared for logging trucks;  http://www.bcforestsafe.org/files/tk_pdfs/gde_resrd.pdf VICTORIA, B.C. – British Columbians who want to cut their own Christmas tree can get a permit online, or by contacting their local natural resource district office or FrontCounter BC office. Clean up and remove all debris associated with your activity. – Advertisement -Members of the public are reminded to check online maps provided by districts to ensure they are cutting within a designated area.last_img read more

The VardyQuake! Leicester are literally sending shock waves through the city

first_img1 Leicester City fans in fine voice Leicester’s success on the pitch has been sending shock waves through the city – with the celebrations of fans being picked up by equipment used to detect earthquakes.Supporters jumping up and down at the King Power Stadium when the Foxes nabbed an 89th-minute winner against Norwich caused a quake with a magnitude of 0.3, researchers have said.The team have been the surprise package in the Premier League this season and are clear at the top by five points with nine games left to play.A group of geology students at the University of Leicester placed earthquake-detecting equipment at a primary school near to the Leicester ground and said Leonardo Ulloa’s last-gasp winner led to a spike in seismic activity.Richard Hoyle, a first-year student from Leeds studying geological science at the University of Leicester, said: “A few days after we installed the equipment at the school and were analysing data collected, we noticed large peaks on the seismogram during football matches being held in the stadium nearby.“A closer look showed us there was a strong correlation between the exact time Leicester scored at home and the occurrence of the large seismic signals.“We concluded that our equipment was actually measuring small earthquakes produced by the sudden energy release by the cheering Leicester fans celebrating at the moment a goal was scored.”The phenomenon is being called the VardyQuake – despite striker Jamie Vardy not scoring since Leicester’s 2-1 away defeat to Arsenal on February 14.The equipment works alongside a similar system in the basement of the university’s department of geology building and another recently installed set in the New Walk Museum in the city.By measuring small earthquakes using this equipment – such as a 2.3 magnitude tremor in Thame on Sunday – the students are then able to calibrate the calculation for the quakes when Leicester score.During last Tuesday’s match against West Brom, a 0.1 quake was registered when Danny Drinkwater scored to level the game at 1-1, and smaller signals were detected when the Baggies found the net.Mr Hoyle said: “Besides naturally occurring earthquakes, we are now curious to discover which Leicester City footballer will generate the biggest seismic signal. Our money is on Vardy.”last_img read more

GET ON YER SOAPBOX – AND WIN A TRIP TO BRUSSELS!

first_imgApply Now for the Europe Direct Soapbox Event -it could be you!“Youth is wasted on the young”. George Bernard Shaw said it but do you agree?Make your pitch on this hot topic and you could be in line to win anApple iPad and an all-expenses paid trip to the European Commission. Organisers are calling on second and third level students, activeretirement groups, community organisations, youth groups or any member of the public who is passionate about this theme or who is interested in public speaking, to get involved.Each presentation will consist of a three minute speech for or againstthe topic “Youth is wasted on the young”.The presentation will be made at the soapbox event held in the CentralLibrary, Letterkenny on Thursday 8th November from 7.00pm – 9.00pm.The overall regional winner will walk away with an Apple iPAD and anall-expenses paid trip to the European Commission accompanied by MEP Pat the Cope Gallagher.They will also represent the North West in the national finals inFarmleigh on 20th November with a chance to scoop a €1,000 prize. The final event will be held in Farmleigh House, chaired by the Headof Representation for the European Commission Representation inIreland and prizes will be presented by the Minister of State,Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources.Anyone interested in taking part in this event should contact HelenMcNutt on 074-9124950 or email eudirect@donegallibrary.ie.You can also register online at www.europedirect.ie. GET ON YER SOAPBOX – AND WIN A TRIP TO BRUSSELS! was last modified: October 18th, 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:GET ON YER SOAPBOX – AND WIN A TRIP TO BRUSSELS!last_img read more

MCLAUGHLIN MOVES TO NOTTS COUNTY ON LOAN

first_imgStephen McLaughlin has joined Notts County on loan for one month.Nottingham Forest midfielder Stephen McLaughlin has joined Notts County on loan.The former Finn Harps and Derry City midfielder signed for Nottingham Forest in January 2013.McLaughlin didn’t feature for Forest competitively until April last year when he played against Leeds United in April. He had enjoyed a successful loan spell at Bristol City earlier in the campaign.McLaughlin started for Forest against Spurs in their 3-1 Capital One cup defeat last week.McLaughlin impressed throughout that defeat to Spurs at White Hart Lane.However, Forest manager Stuart Pearce has opted to let McLaughlin go on loan to Notts County to get more game time. McLaughlin has joined Notts County on loan for one month, but that could be extended considering how well the move goes for the Clonmany man.McLaughlin doesn’t have to move far to make the loan move, as Notts County’s ground Meadow Lane is only situated just across from Nottingham Forest’s City Ground.MCLAUGHLIN MOVES TO NOTTS COUNTY ON LOAN was last modified: September 30th, 2014 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:LoannewsNotts CountySportStephen McLaughlinlast_img read more

‘I WANT TO WIN MEDALS WITH MANCHESTER CITY’ – GIVEN TELLS BBC

first_imgShay Given still wants to win medals with Manchester City, he has told the BBC in an interview.The Donegal goalkeeper has spent this season on the sidelines, initially by the form of Joe Hart and then by shoulder surgery.And he was thwarted in a bid to leave the Blues during the January transfer window as manager Roberto Mancini wanted to retain him as top-class cover for Hart. Given looks sure to request a move away from City in the summer, but he has pointedly avoided questions about his future.But he has said that he joined City because he bought into the idea that the club was heading for the big time – and still hopes to play some part in that.Given is close to a return to full training after surgery on the tendons in his right shoulder, and hopes to be on the bench, at least, for the FA Cup final on May 14.It was with a vision of playing in such games that Given ended a 12-year association with Newcastle to join City for £7m in the winter of 2009. Hart was initially shunted out of the team, and then out on loan, by the arrival of Given, but those roles were reversed when Hart, after a successful season at Birmingham, returned to claim the gloves.Given clearly holds no ill will for his young usurper, helping to forge his bright career, but Hart’s development has cast the 35-year-old’s future into doubt, with Liverpool and Leicester said to be among clubs interested in taking him in the summer.But Given is still hoping he can partake of the fruits of City’s advancement, just when they seem to be growing out of his reach.“It was important for me to be part of something big here,” he told BBC Radio Manchester.“I don’t know what the future holds and whether I will be here or not. “I would love to be part of it but time will tell.“I don’t regret coming here. You get a gut feeling and I said when I joined this club I felt like a kid again.“It was a new club and new surroundings, and maybe you do go a bit stale being at the same club for 12 years.“It’s not ideal at the minute because I’m not playing but things do change very quickly in football and if my chance comes I have to be ready to take it. “You look around our changing room and we have some of the best players in the world, and I feel very privileged to be part of that.“It was a huge decision to come here but it felt right at the time because I was joining Manchester City, who had huge ambitions and I was promised there would be investment in the team.“The owners have stuck by what they said and brought huge players to the club.“That was the reason I left Newcastle because I felt like I was joining a club that had a huge chance of doing fantastic things, challenging at the top of the league and challenging for silverware.“No disrespect to the people at Newcastle, but they were trying to cut back, sell some of their best players and get others in on frees. I felt after 12 years it was the right time for me to have a new challenge.”At the start of this season, it appeared to be a close call between the experience and shot-stopping ability of Given, and the youthful athleticism of Hart.In the end Mancini plumped for Hart, and Given has been restricted to three Europa League and one Carling Cup appearance.He was criticised last season, usually unfairly, for not commanding his area enough, and it was seen that Hart’s extra couple of inches in height – he is 6ft 3in to Given’s 6ft 1in – was a key factor.Given refutes the notion that his height is an issue, even in an era when tall goalkeepers are the vogue for the biggest clubs.“People bring that issue up in the press sometimes,” he said. “It doesn’t wind me up personally, but I have met Peter Shilton, Pat Jennings and Neville Southall, and I am as big if not bigger than all of those guys.“I also met Bob Wilson down at Arsenal a few weeks ago and he is a very similar size – and they have all gone down as greats in goalkeeping terms. If I’m in company like that I’m not too bothered.“Things have changed a little bit with Edwin Van der Sar and Petr Cech, who are both big guys. But I have never felt size had hindered me because I have great power in my legs and a good spring that gets me around the goals as good as anyone.”Given has remained popular with City fans, for his consistency when he was first choice, but also for his professionalism.And after Given revealed that he snubbed a move to United when he was 16, he is sure to become even better liked!He was spotted by several clubs while playing in the prestigious Northern Ireland Milk Cup youth tournament – but opted to join Celtic.“I was very much a Celtic fan at the time,” he said. “I had the chance to go across to other clubs in England, including Old Trafford. But Liam Brady was manager at Celtic at the time and Packie Bonner, who was also from Donegal, was the goalkeeper.“I just felt that leaving home at 16 these guys would help me settle in and would know what it’s like to be away from homehttp://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/spotlight‘I WANT TO WIN MEDALS WITH MANCHESTER CITY’ – GIVEN TELLS BBC was last modified: April 29th, 2011 by gregShare 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

MORE THAN 100 DONEGAL FANS GATHER IN SYDNEY FOR MATCH!

first_imgG’DAY TO JIMMY FROM EVERYONE DOWN UNDER – TIR CHONAILL ABU (Thanks to Leanne Campbell for the pic)THAT’S some turn-out!More than 100 Donegal fans have gathered in Sydney this morning (or should I say evening over there) to cheer on Jim McGuinness and the lads in today’s All-Ireland Final.  MORE THAN 100 DONEGAL FANS GATHER IN SYDNEY FOR MATCH! was last modified: September 23rd, 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:MORE THAN 100 DONEGAL FANS GATHER IN SYDNEY FOR MATCH!last_img read more

DOG LEFT WIRED TO FENCE TO DIE HELPS SAVE LIVES OF COUNTLESS OTHER PETS

first_imgA dog left to die after its owner tied it to a fence with bull wire at a Donegal beach has been rehomed and has helped to save the lives of many other pets.Primrose as she is today. Pic from ISPCA.Animal welfare officers were left sickened when the dog was found with the wire embedded in its neck at Erraroey, Falcarragh in January.The dog was found and the incident reported to the ISPCA who helped get the collie proper treatment and helped to save its life. The female collie, which was between 2 to 3 years old, was taken to the ISPCA’s National Animal Centre to complete her rehabilitation.Local ISPCA Inspector Kevin McGinley said at the time “This is a very serious injury but we are confident that she will make a full recovery.”And now Kevin has been true to his word after the dog was rehomed to a family in Co Meath.And not only has Primrose, as she has been named, been given a new lease of life but her story has helped saved countless other dogs. Her new owner Sean Kelly, a farmer from Co Meath, was so happy with his new dog that he has made a €1,000 donation to the ISPCA.A spokesman for the animal welfare group said the donation will be used to rehome and rehabilitate other dogs who were once in Primrose’s condition.Primrose as she was found with locking wire on its neck on the day she was found at Falcarragh. DOG LEFT WIRED TO FENCE TO DIE HELPS SAVE LIVES OF COUNTLESS OTHER PETS was last modified: August 15th, 2014 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) Tags:bull wireDOGdonegalFalcarraghISPCAPrimrosesavedlast_img read more

Crew behind one of Donegal’s most daring rescues to be honoured

first_imgThe unveiling of a very special monument will take place this Sunday on Arranmore Island to commemorate the memory of the eight-man crew of the island’s lifeboat who carried out a daring rescue off the coast of Donegal in December 1940.The SS Stolwijk, a Dutch cargo vessel which was sailing in convoy from Newfoundland to England, suffered damage in a violent storm and ran aground late at night on rocks near Tory Island where ten of its crew lost their lives trying to abandon ship.Battling raging seas, the Arranmore lifeboat crew set out to rescue the remaining 18 passengers left aboard the Stolwijk. In a story of daring fit for Hollywood all 18 of the Stolwijk’s remaining passengers were safely brought ashore almost ten hours after the rescue began, with the lifeboat being nearly swamped on its return to shore.The lifeboat crew were subsequently awarded medals by both the Queen of the Netherlands and the RNLI for their bravery.To mark the rescue’s 75th anniversary the song “I’ll Go” was written and recorded, the proceeds of which were set aside to build a monument on Arranmore. With further funding from BIM Flags its unveiling will be held next Sunday, 6th August at 4.30pm, on the island at Leabgarrow pier.Organiser of the event and islander Jerry Early said the retelling of the story after all these years has increased the already deeply held sense of pride islanders have for the lifeboat volunteers of Arranmore. “The people of Arranmore are always acutely aware of the service our lifeboat volunteers provide for the whole community all year round. Remembering the rescue of the 18 lives of the Stolwijk only stirred up the images and details of what it is to go to sea in such dangerous and harrowing conditions to save the lives of strangers,” Early said.“So, while it is with a sense of pride this commemoration is being held to honour the memory of the crew who rescued the survivors of the Stolwijk, we in another way will also be remembering all those who volunteer to keep us all safe at sea.“It will also be great to not only have the descendants of the lifeboat crew attending the event but also a descendant of one of the Stolwijk survivors travelling to be with us at the unveiling. No doubt it will be a poignant moment but in some ways a happy one too and we look forward to as many people attending as possible.”Crew behind one of Donegal’s most daring rescues to be honoured was last modified: August 2nd, 2017 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) Tags:Arranmore Islandcrewdonegalmonumentrescuelast_img read more

A New Way to Mute the Backchannel: ParaTweet for Live Events

first_imgWhy Paratweet?Paratweet isn’t the first application to deliver Twitter moderation functionality – Twubs, for example, also offers a live events app with this capability. However, Paratweet offers a couple of extra features which gives it an edge.For one, it includes a profanity filter which you can turn on or off as desired – an item that was definitely on the wish list of pastors who wanted to use Twitter during their sermons or other church events, like youth group meetings. It also links the moderation app and display app via a secret code for extra security in order to make sure no one but those approved to do so can moderate the tweets. The code is unique to each event.Unlike using search.twitter.com, Paratweet lets you track multiple search terms or hashtags at once. As the tweets come in, you can optionally play or pause the stream – helpful if the speaker wants to respond to something on the screen without the distraction of more tweets streaming by.Unfortunately, all this Twitter goodness doesn’t come cheap. Paratweet offers two pricing plans: $299 for 6 months and one event (which you can use over and over) or $599 for 6 months and 3 separate events. The $599 plan also includes the onscreen question feature, something unfortunately not found in the less expensive plan. Alternately, you can save by purchasing a yearly license for $999. To try Paratweet for yourself, you can sign up here. This “Live Display Application” is an Adobe AIR app designed just for Paratweet and it’s meant to be run on the computer connected to the projector, LCD, or CCTV. Also, because you log in to the AIR app with your Paratweet account to pull the relevant tweets, you don’t have to perform the moderation on the same PC as the one being used for display, although you certainly could. sarah perez Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Related Posts If you’ve ever been to a conference or some sort of large event, you’ve probably seen a live Twitter stream in action. Up on a big screen in a prominent place, often the stage itself, the live stream tracks the relevant hashtags or keywords about the event, be it a conference, a panel, a meetup, or some other sort of heavily-tweeted gathering.But sometimes there’s an issue with displaying the raw, unfiltered tweets in this way: they can be disruptive. All it takes is one Twitter user trying to be funny – or, worse, a troll saying something rude – to take the discussion off course. Now there’s a new solution to deal with this problem: Paratweet.Paratweet is a new application that lets organizers moderate tweets about their event before they hit the big screen. With this, the potential disruptions are nipped in the bud, so they don’t become the focus instead of whatever’s happening on stage. Using ParatweetAfter signing up for a Paratweet account, you create a new event, set up some keywords or hashtags to monitor, and you can even enter an onscreen question for the audience to respond to, if desired. As the tweets begin to stream in, you simply approve or reject them by clicking the green plus sign or red X as necessary. If you don’t want to manually moderate tweets, you can choose to auto approve them instead. After you have a few tweets approved, you hit the button marked “Live Display Control” to start streaming the approved tweets to the “Live Display Application.” center_img Tags:#Product Reviews#twitter#web The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Auditlast_img read more

WWDC Update: Sony Signs On For Apple’s iRadio Streaming Music Service

first_imgnoah kravitz Tags:#Apple#Macbook Pro#streaming music#WWDC Apple has signed Sony Music on to its iRadio streaming music service, according to AllThingsD. The deal puts all three major music labels on board with Apple’s new service ahead of Monday’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) keynote address, where the service is now likely to be announced.Apple is also expected to unveil a redesigned iOS 7 mobile operating system with a “flatter” design and new MacBooks. Meanwhile, a hot new development house has released a note-taking app with a flat design thought to resemble the new OS. And there are also reports that Apple plans to update its Airport Extreme and Time Capsule routers with faster wireless connectivity.ReadWrite will have live coverage of the WWDC Keynote beginning at 10 AM Pacific, this Monday June 10.(See also WWDC Update: iRadio Signs Warner Music, Official App Hints At Flat iOS 7, New Macbook Pro Rumors.)Launching Monday, Available This FalliRadio, as reports have dubbed it, is thought to be a personalized online radio service that will be free to users, subsidized by advertising. Though an announcement may well be imminent, the service isn’t expected to be available to users until later this year, likely as part of Apple’s iOS 7 rollout in late Summer/early Fall.Reports over the last week pegged Universal Music and Warner Music as having signed on to iRadio, leaving Sony as the sole holdout Apple CEO Tim Cook wanted inked to the service ahead of any launch announcement. Apple has also already pivoted its iAd service to sign “big brand” advertisers to advertise on its new digital music service, which may be integrated into existing iTunes software or launch as a standalone software for mobile and desktop devices. Shares of would-be competitor Pandora fell 8% Monday on news that Apple had inked the Universal and Warner deals.(See aso iRadio To Be Free Free… With iAds.)Gruber’s Flat App, Refreshed RoutersQ Branch, a new iOS development house that counts noted Apple-centric blogger John Gruber amongst its co-founders, launched note-taking app Vesper yesterday. The app is notable in that it features a “flat” user interface design in line with the new visual direction Apple is said to be taking for iOS 7. Vesper generally eschews drop shadows and textures for a more minimalist design, as does Apple’s official WWDC conference app, adding fuel to the speculation surrounding the rumored iOS 7 design overhaul thought to be coming Monday.9to5Mac is reporting that Apple may also be prepping refreshes of its Airport Extreme and Time Capsule network routers for launch Monday. The report cites newly leaked SKU and pricing information that matches up with similar info for the current Airport Extreme and Time Capsule products, which are said to be in low supply. Both products would be upgraded to support the 802.11ac wireless networking standard, which supports faster Wi-Fi connections than do current versions of the devices. An earlier 9to5Mac report suggested that refreshed MacBooks with 802.11ac support will also be unveiled Monday.(See Also Expectations Lowered For Apple’s Big Developers Conference – WWDC – In 2013.)Image by Scott Schiller via Flickr. What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Related Posts center_img Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaceslast_img read more