Car set on fire near well-known Redcastle nightclub

first_imgAn investigation is underway into a car fire which broke out near The Bailey nightclub in Redcastle on Saturday night.Emergency services were called to the scene when the car was set alight on the public road at Tullyally, Redcastle Fire services brought the blaze under control. Gardaí at Buncrana Garda Station are anxious to speak to anyone in relation to the event. The incident occurred at around 1.50 am in the early hours of Sunday morning, 19th May.They can be contacted on 074-9320540 or call the Garda Confidential line on 1800 666 111.Car set on fire near well-known Redcastle nightclub was last modified: May 21st, 2019 by Caitlin LairdShare 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

Raiders implode at Arrowhead, fall to .500

first_img Raiders’ Trent Brown goes to I.R., Jacobs won’t play against Chargers Raiders Straight Talk: Derek Carr speculation won’t stop any time soon Click here if you’re unable to view the photo gallery on your mobile device. How 6-8 Raiders can still make NFL playoffs after 4-game losing streak Boy gets caught in Black Hole frenzy, leaves with Derek Carr’s towel “I’m not disappointed with the effort of our team. We’ve got to learn from this and I’ve got to take it upon myself,” Raiders coach Jon Gruden said. “Penalties and turnovers are two things that will doom you in big games in December when everything’s on the line.”The Raiders actually outgained the Chiefs 332-259, a contrast from the Week 2 meeting when Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes passed for 273 yards in the second quarter alone and 440 in the game.“You look at the total at the total yardage and things like that, we were higher than them in that stuff,” running back Josh Jacobs told reporters. “The penalties and the turnovers hurt.”Derek Carr, hoping to have his first good game at Arrowhead, instead had another bad one. Carr had two first-half interceptions, including one that Juan Thornhill ran back 46 yards for a second-half touchdown. That made it 21-0 and signified Carr and Arrowhead are simply not compatible through the first six years of his career.The Raiders scored their first touchdown in 10 quarters and 147 plays when Carr found Derek Carrier for a 4-yard touchdown with two minutes to play. The Chiefs even had the last word giving up the touchdown, because Charvarious Ward scooped up a blocked extra point and ran it back for two last points by Kansas City.center_img The Chiefs improved to 8-4 with a season’s sweep of the Raiders, with neither the Los Angeles Chargers nor the Denver Broncos as factors the rest of the way. The Raiders, 6-6, limp home with two losses by a combined score of 74-12 and next up are the Tennessee Titans, in the thick of their division and playoff race at 7-5 after coming off a big win over the Indianapolis Colts.Had the Raiders won, they would have been tied in terms of record but had the AFC West lead in tiebreakers. The loss currently drops the Raiders out of the top six.The back-to-back losses in terms of point spread were the worst since the Raiders lost 55-0 and 44-0 in 1961 in the pre-Al Davis era.Some studs and (mostly) duds as the Raiders hit the three-quarter mark of the NFL season with the last lap looking more like a marathon:STUDSJosh Jacobs: Got off to a great start and looked on his way to a huge game until the score took over. Jacobs finished with 17 carries for 104 yards and had 1,061 yards rushing this season.“There were a couple of things I felt we could have done better in the run game, but I felt like we were doing good,” Jacobs said.There goes that man.@IAM_JoshJacobs | #OAKvsKC pic.twitter.com/eUhtIEGQc0— Oakland Raiders (@Raiders) December 1, 2019Raiders defense: Gave up only 127 yards in the first half and 259 for the game, so it’s not as if the Chiefs were doing whatever they wanted. To the contrary, the Raiders had some good defensive series but disasters on offense and special teams made things impossible for a young unit with obvious holes to do enough damage. The defense was responsible for seven of the 12 penalties, however.DUDSDerek Carr: Chiefs read to of his passes beautifully for two interceptions, one by Tyrann Mathiew intended for Darren Waller, the other a slant intended for Tyrone Williams. On the second one, Chiefs rookie Juan Thornhill, after a quick check-in with Bashaud Breeland, stepped in front of the pass and ran it back 46 yards for a touchdown and a 21-0 lead with 3:42 left in the first half.Carr finished 20 of 30 for 222 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions — and he needed a late drive with the game already decided to get the numbers that good.PICK. SIX. @Juan_Thornhill 🦅 #ProBowlVote pic.twitter.com/DBhPpZHzC4— Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) December 1, 2019“It’s hard right, because it’s fresh,” Carr said. “Especially two weeks in a row getting beat the way we got beat. It’s like, `C’mon, we’re better that. It’s so frustrating. It’s annoying, really.”Raider wide receivers: Either Carr couldn’t find them, or they couldn’t get open. Zay Jones had one catch for eight yards in the first half. By the time Keelan Doss became the second wide receiver to catch a pass, 4:37 remained in the game.Trevor Davis: Lost a kickoff after a Chiefs player blocked Dallin Leavitt into him. It resulted in a Chiefs touchdown. In a fourth-and-1 situation in the first half, lined up left outside with Alec Ingold as a single back. Took ball going to his right on a fly sweep and kept outside rather than cutting it back up for a probable first down. No gain, ball goes to the Chiefs on downs.Nevin Lawson: Reserve cornerback had a Mahomes pass come directly to him early in the game. Lawson, who is in his sixth NFL season without an interception, still doesn’t have one. He dropped it. He also drew a holding penalty that awarded the Chiefs a first down on third down, although the call was questionable.Daniel Carlson: Fresh off a 43-yard moss against the New York Jets, Carlson’s first field goal attempt was an embarrassing miss-hit from 44 yards in the first half. He did connect on a 34-yard field goal on the first play of the fourth quarter to put the Raiders within 31-3.Raiders penalties: Another 12 for 99 yards. They had two on special teams, three on offense and seven on defense. The Chiefs? They had zero.SEASON PASS DIGITAL OFFERIf you have not already, we strongly encourage you to sign up for a digital subscription, which gives you access to all content on the Mercury News and East Bay Times websites. With your support, we can continue bringing these stories — and much more — to your screens. Here’s where to sign up for the season pass: Mercury News, East Bay Times. Raiders Hudson, Brown make Pro Bowl; Waller, Jacobs do not Related Articles The Raiders had it all in front of them and gave it all away.A 40-9 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium was notable in only just how easy the Raiders made it for the now-and-future AFC West champions.There were turnovers (three), penalties (12 for 99 yards) and mistakes galore for the Raiders in dropping their 10th game in the last 11 to the Chiefs and seventh in a row at their least favorite venue.last_img

Hillbrow Tower – symbol of Joburg

first_imgCape Town has its low, flat, Table Mountain. Johannesburg has the long, thin, Hillbrow Tower, one of the tallest towers in Africa.The tower, named the JG Strijdom Tower after a former South African prime minister (1954 to 1958), was built over three years between June 1968 and April 1971. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)Brand South Africa ReporterCape Town has its low, flat, Table Mountain. Johannesburg has the long, thin, Hillbrow Tower, one of the tallest towers in Africa.The Tower dominates the Johannesburg skyline, visible to visitors long before they reach the city itself. It’s a tribute to the tower’s symbolic power that it has been incorporated into the city’s official logo.The tower, named the JG Strijdom Tower after a former South African prime minister (1954 to 1958), was built over three years between June 1968 and April 1971. It cost around R2-million (a rather modest office block costs that much today). It is 270-metres (or 90 storeys) high, making it one of the tallest man-made structures with a lift in Africa.During the years of its construction it gave the flat-dwelling residents of Hillbrow some headaches – construction took place six days a week, 24 hours a day – but also much fascination, as it grew taller and taller.Heather Dharsey, who lived in Hillbrow between 1963 and 1982, says: “As I grew up in Hillbrow (fondly known as Hillies), I watched the Tower grow like a concrete mushroom.”She continues: “We didn’t understand the enormity of the Tower, we thought it was just going to be another building – the Highpoint building was being built at the same time – so we were used to building activity, but this was unbelievable. We watched this thing grow between the buildings.”The first 178 metres went up at an average of 18cm per hour, and to ensure the Tower went up perfectly vertically, a laser beam was used for guidance as the Tower lifted from the ground. The walls of the Tower are 84cm thick at ground level and 38 cm thick at the top.The Tower belongs to telecommunications parastatal Telkom. With the burgeoning of tall buildings in the city in the 60s skyscraper era, the new telephone tower had to ensure that it stayed above the height of the tallest building. There’s another reason for its height: it was to be a microwave tower.Microwaves travel in straight lines from one transmitter to another across comparatively short distances (40-50 kilometres) and hence are not subject to any interference. Because of this, they provide superb clarity of reception. Microwave was the latest technology in the sixties, and Telkom was keen to use it, and avoid further expensive laying of underground cables.Previously a radio wave system of transmission had been used, but radio waves are subject to interference from magnetic thunderstorms, a weather pattern Johannesburg is particularly subject to in the summer months.The Tower has become an emblem of the city, although it wasn’t the first telephone tower to reach into the skies of Johannesburg. The Brixton or Albert Hertzog Tower was built in 1962, taking 20 months to complete. Today it transmits radio and television broadcasts. It is slightly shorter than the Hillbrow Tower, at 240 metres. It once housed a restaurant at its base but this was closed in the 1980s and is now used as office space for Sentech, the present owners of the Brixton tower.Johannesburg’s other tall landmark is the 50-storey Carlton Centre, completed in 1973, and the tallest office block in Africa.Tourist attractionHillbrow Tower was closed to visitors in 1981, for security reasons. But for ten years before that, it was one of the city’s great tourist attractions.At the top of the tower, from 131 metres upwards, were six public floors. One of them housed a revolving restaurant, called Heinrich’s Restaurant, the highest restaurant in Africa at 197 metres, which seated 108 people in “luxurious comfort”, says a promotional brochure from the period.It offered an unrestricted 360-degree view, as well as “superb service . with at least one waiter to every 10 visitors – a very high proportion by even the most specialised standards”.The floor revolved at between one and three revolutions per hour in an anti-clockwise direction. When the restaurant was full, it weighed 64 metric tons, yet its movement was “so smooth and well-balanced”, that it required only a three horsepower motor to turn it.If you couldn’t get into the restaurant, there was an alternative – the Grill Room, which provided “superb cuisine”, seating 113 people, also in “luxurious comfort”. The Grill Room had an open grill, allowing guests to see their meals being prepared.The restaurant and grill room each had their own bar and lounge, with a bar service being “one of the very few in South Africa which is licensed to serve visitors with any drink at any time between 11am and 2am the following day”. There was another public, but more exclusive room – the VIP room.It was a “spectacular room decorated in the Louis XVI style” available for parties, seminars and meetings of up to 50 seated or 100 standing. When not being used for private functions, it was open to the public as an “exclusive, intimate table d’hote restaurant”.The public observation deck could accommodate 200 people, and provided a 360-degree view of the city and surrounds through 24 large windows. There were seven coin-operated telescopes available, as well as hot and cold drinks, and snacks from a self-service counter.Unbeknown to visitors, when they were sitting eating at the restaurant or having a drink at the bar, they were swaying, by up to 41cm on a windy day. This wasn’t as far as is normal in a building of this height – normally it would sway several metres, but due to “special structural techniques”, which included taking the foundation down 42 metres, the sway was reduced to just under half a metre. A full sway would take eight seconds. Too much sway would put the Tower out of alignment with other towers.The sway at the mast at the very top of the Tower was 86cm, with winds at times reaching 190 kilometres per hour. The windows were wind and storm resistant. This mast, according to Dharsey, was put in place by a helicopter, a remarkable spectacle she remembers watching.Visitors reached the top via two high-speed lifts, shooting upwards at six metres per second. A third lift was for staff.No corners were cut. The interiors and furniture were specially designed by celebrated South African artists, and the decor was “the ultimate in comfort and luxury”. The restaurants and lounges were decorated with “magnificent Ernst Ullmann applique wall tapestries depicting South African bird life, the history of communications and scenes of early Johannesburg”.The tapestries and furniture have been removed, and now reside in Telkom buildings in Pretoria.For Dharsey, and for many other Johannesburgers, the Tower become a “wonderful tourist attraction”, so it was a “great shame” when it closed to the public in January 1981. It was closed because in the turbulent eighties when strategic points around the country were becoming targets for guerrilla attacks, it was felt that the Tower was at too great a risk.Unfortunately, the tower is not likely to be re-opened to the public. It is now used as an office block for Telkom employees.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

Download The SA Story 2009

first_imgThe 2009 edition of The South African Story, Brand South Africa’s regular overview of the country, its economy, geography, people, preparations for the 2010 Fifa World Cup and more, is now available for download.Chapters:Geographic Location2010 Fifa World CupTM ExtravaganzaInfrastructure BoomHospitality and TourismSouth Africa’s EconomyInvestment OpportunitiesEducation and TrainingEveryday HeroesArts and CultureSporting Events hosted in South AfricaDownload The South African Story 2009 (PDF, 2.6 MB)last_img read more

SA to spend billions on hospital upgrades

first_img Engineers would provide strategic management of these massive projects, including developing norms and standards for clinics and big hospitals. Motsoaledi said that one of the problems that had led to deterioration in some state hospitals – Inkosi Albert Luthuli Hospital in particular – was that the department had used doctors to manage infrastructure projects. “We will put massive investment – it will be more than what the country spent during the soccer World Cup,” Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi told reporters at Inkosi Albert Luthuli Hospital in Durban on Monday. 29 September 2010 South Africa is to spend billions of rands on massive upgrades of five of the country’s major public hospitals, using the experience gained in building stadiums for the 2010 Fifa World Cup in implementing the projects. Motsoaledi said the government wanted to use the experience gained in building the 2010 Fifa World Cup stadiums in implementing these projects. Task teams had been put in place to start planning the rebuilding projects at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli Hospital, Nelson Mandela Academic Hospital in the Eastern Cape, Dr George Mukhari and Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospitals in Gauteng, and the Limpopo Academic Hospital. In the case of Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital, renovation and expansion work began years ago and is far advanced. Located on the outskirts of Soweto, Johannesburg, the hospital is the biggest on the continent, covering 0.7km² and serving approximately 3.5-million people. Motsoaledi said the government had identified infrastructure development as key to transforming health care delivery in South Africa. “This was because of an honest introspection that informed us that we have not done much in the past 16 years,” he said. Hospitals had been chosen as flagship projects in fast-tracking infrastructure development in public health, in part because they provided referral services to mainly rural communities. Motsoaledi also warned that provinces that underspent on their infrastructure budgets would have them taken away. This was in light of a report showing that the provinces have been underspending on their infrastructure budgets over the past five years. Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

Feeding Farmers Week One | Jeff Puthoff

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Ohio Ag Net crew team traveled to West Central Ohio for the first of the Feeding Farmers events in 2019. Dale visited with Jeff Puthoff and his family who farms corn, soybeans, wheat, and runs a holstein feedlot operation.A notable crowd of about 40 turned out to the celebration where the group talked about their wet growing season and crops that are behind what’s been seen just south of the area.You can nominate yourself or a neighbor at agrigoldohio.com.last_img read more

Doing Some Things Some of the Time

first_imgOver time, your results match your effort. The more consistently you do something, the more consistent your results. The more sporadic your effort, the more unpredictable your results.Some people do some things some of the time. You can have some success by taking some of the necessary actions to reach some desired outcome some of the time. Occasionally you may even experience massive success. But those successes will be unpredictable, and you won’t ever generate predictable results. You also won’t produce your best results.There is power in routine. There is power in doing the same thing, in the same way, at the same time, over and over again. The results you produce from disciplined, consistent routines far exceed the results you produce when you only do things some of the time. Or when you do something different every time.Too many salespeople prospect sometimes. Because their efforts are inconsistent, so are their results. Their occasional work produces results from time to time, and that allows them to believe that what they are doing is working. It never allows them to produce the results of which they are capable. Prospecting produces the best results when you do it consistently.Too few salespeople plan for sales calls. When they do, it’s only because they have to make a call on a high value prospect. They feel good when they make these calls because they are prepared, but not good enough to do the work for every sales call they make. Every interaction with a client is worth investing the time necessary to make it a successful call for you and your dream client.Some sales organizations are also consistently inconsistent. They don’t have a rhythm of business. There aren’t consistent processes, meetings, or systems to generate consistent results. Every year they change without actually producing the benefits from all the things they put in place in prior years.Sometimes isn’t a good model. If an outcome is important, consistency is what will generate that result. Essential Reading! Get my first book: The Only Sale Guide You’ll Ever Need “The USA Today bestseller by the star sales speaker and author of The Sales Blog that reveals how all salespeople can attain huge sales success through strategies backed by extensive research and experience.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

Ultras target CRPF camp, kill 5 jawans

first_imgFive CRPF jawans and two local Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) militants were killed in a pre-dawn fidayeen (suicide) attack on the central force’s training-cum-induction centre in Pulwama’s Lethpora area on Sunday.One soldier was killed in a ceasefire violation on the Line of Control (LoC) in the Pir Panchal Valley.Indiscriminate fireThe militant squad of at least three was carrying under-barrel grenade launchers and a cache of ammunition, as they arrived at the gates of the 185 battalion headquarters in Lethpora around 2 a.m.“The militants opened indiscriminate fire and launched grenades in their attempt to enter the premises,” said CRPF spokesman Rajesh Yadav. Three CRPF jawans were injured in the first round of fire and grenade explosions of the militants. “All the three injured jawans later died at the Army hospital,” said a police official.Five more CRPF jawans were injured in the day-long gunfight. “Two more CRPF jawans succumbed to their injuries, sustained while flushing the militants out,” said the official. The militants managed to enter the Group Training Centre, housing multi-storey buildings for the residential quarters, commando training and induction units.Director General of Police (DGP), J&K, S.P. Vaid said there had been intelligence alerts about the attack. According to the police, two local JeM militants, identified as Mazoor Ahmad Baba from Drubgam and Fardeen Ahmad Khanday from Tral, were killed in the operations.“Security forces will remain on standby at the encounter site. We have called off the operation for the night but one more militant is suspected to be hiding,” said the police official.Referring to JeM militants recently killed in the Valley, including commander Noor Muhammad Tantray, the outfit’s spokesman said they will not be deterred but continue the attacks.Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and National Conference president Farooq Abdullah condemned the attack.Sepoy Jagsir Singh was killed when Pakistan violated the ceasefire in Rajouri in the Pir Panchal Valley on Sunday.A police official said Pakistan resorted to firing and shelling on the forward posts in Nowshehra sector, Rajouri district, according to reports reaching Srinagar.last_img read more

What Channel Is The Game On: Oklahoma State-Southeastern Louisiana

first_imgIf you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers! Oklahoma State and Southeastern Louisiana will tee it up on Saturday in Stillwater for the 2016 home opener. Here is everything you need to know.PreviewsUniformsTime2:30 p.m. CSTTelevisionFSNBroadcast team: Brendan Burke | Brian Baldinger | Christian SteckelStreamingFOX GoRadioCowboy Radio NetworkTuneInSirius (119)XM (199)Let’s do this.We’ve arrived! #okstate #GoPokes pic.twitter.com/kLmAcB6OSF— Cowboy Football (@CowboyFB) September 3, 2016last_img read more