first_imgThe Radio Monrovia 92.1 FM, which was off the airwaves for about four months due to its relocation, has finally reappeared in full swing with various educational, informative and entertaining programs aimed at maintaining peace and freedom of speech in the country.The owner of the radio station, Mr. Charles A. Snetter, made the disclosure yesterday, during an exclusive interview with the Daily Observer in Monrovia.Mr. Snetter said their relocation from Newport Street in Monrovia to Oldroad, Sinkor near the Haywood Mission School was to find a new site for better coverage.He established the station in 1993, during the Interim Government of National Unity (IGNU) of Dr. Amos C. Sawyer, when the nation was in a civil crisis. According to him, the station at the time played its part by informing both the people of Liberia and international community about happenings in Liberia.                                                         He further mentioned that the   new site has given them a far better broadcast coverage   with a new construction of a 70-foot Broadcast Tower and a 6000 Kilowatt Transmitter.Mr. Snetter assured his station’s listeners that as soon as they add the central electrical system, the station will broadcast for 24 hours daily.Currently they are only broadcasting for 19 hours. He then commended their listeners and supporters for their gestures, which enable them (Radio Monrovia Family) to get back on air.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

“Unruly Boss” jailed

first_img…says he took employer’s vehicle on joyride to “show off”A remorseful yet humorous Mark Anthony, called “Unruly Boss”, a labourer of no fixed address, appeared unrepresented before Chief Magistrate Ann Mc Lennan to answer a complaint mad by his employer, Rajiff Singh of La Penitence (Georgetown), that he had taken Singh’s motor van, GSS 1970, valued at $3.35 million, without permission, and had abandoned same on the Agricola Public Road after it had run out of gas.Anthony pleaded guilty to the offence, and told the court that he is 24 years old with no fixed place of abode — living “all over in a lot of places”.Anthony had previously worked with the complainant’s father in the interior, but had recently been fired. Despite being the one to have fired Anthony, Singh had taken him under his roof, as Anthony had nowhere to live when he returned to Georgetown. In return for being provided with food, clothing and shelter, Anthony was expected to lend a hand on the businessman’s premises, and had been working as a labourer for the past two months.On Boxing Day last (December 26, 2017), Singh left his premises in care of Anthony and went to visit relatives in Kitty. However, as he was driving north along Vlissingen Road, Anthony cruised past him in motor van GSS 1970.At a traffic light, Singh made eye contact with Anthony, causing Anthony to speed away in a nervous state. The alarmed employer then made a report to the Ruimveldt Police Station, and Anthony was subsequently arrested and detained at the Kitty Police Station. The motor van was found abandoned on the Agricola Public Road the following day.In court, Anthony readily admitted to the offence, but said he had no intention to steal the vehicle. “I just went on a lil’ show-off drive. I didn’t intend to steal,” Anthony pleaded.He said he was forced to abandon the vehicle after it had run out of gas, and he had given his girlfriend the keys to the vehicle for safekeeping.The Chief Magistrate fined Anthony $30,000, with an alternative of two months in jail for default of payment.“I will spend the two months, and I will try to behave myself,” he assured the court.last_img read more

Timber operators suffering heavy losses due to worsened interior roads — GMSA

first_imgSmall, medium, and large scale logging companies are experiencing significant losses of revenue as a result of the interior roads having been made deplorable by the extended rainy season.This is according to the Guyana Manufacturing and Services Association (GMSA), which, in a statement on Thursday, express concerns over the situation, saying that the extended rainy season has seen the condition of the hinterland roads worsened across the country.This, the GMSA highlighted, is as a result of failure to maintain the interior roads prior to commencement of the rainy season. It was noted that the deplorable condition of the road is affecting not only the forestry sector, but the mining, tourism and trade industries as well.According to the GMSA, at least 100,000 cubic metres of logs destined for delivery to markets cannot be transported, and as a consequence, many value-added manufacturers are complaining about the lack of raw material, which in turn isThis truck was stuck when a bridge along the road between Mabura Hill and Kurupukari collapsedaffecting exports.This unfortunate situation, the GMSA added, has resulted in significant social and economic impacts, with some companies having to stop production completely.“Revenues of many timber companies are down by 50% and more, and (this) has an adverse effect on employment. Skilled workers are being sent home, or the workforce being downsized due to the worsened condition of the roads. There are [also] many small-scale loggers who are unable to stop working because of their financial commitments, and such operators are putting their lives in danger and causing damage to their limited equipment,” the association posited in its statement.Furthermore, the GMSA outlined that as much as 30% of cost of production in the forestry sector is transport-oriented, with the maintenance of the interior road network being undertaken by large forest concessionaires, which in turn has been driving production cost for large operators.In fact, it was noted that holders of Timber Sales Agreements (TSAs) are spending an average of US$14,000 to construct one kilometre of forest road and another US$5,000 for maintenance, without any support from Government.To this end, the GMSA is calling on Government to take urgent action to repair and maintain interior roads. The Association also wants a comprehensive programme of ongoing road maintenance to ensure quality and standard are maintained.The Ministry of Natural Resources (MNRE) announced last month that a series of works are expected to be undertaken to upgrade the hinterland road network, but these works will commence after the rainy season. Some six contracts to the tune of over $650 million have been awarded for the maintenance of the Rockstone-Mabura, Kurupukari-Annai-Lethem and Linden-Ituni-Kwakwani roads.The Ministry had said these roads have been identified following discussions with the Guyana Gold and Diamond Miners Association, miners, and forest operators who had decried the condition of the roads as an impediment to their production efforts.“Ultimately, it is Government’s intention to assist miners and foresters to achieve and maintain high yields of production, and as has occurred in the past, the intervention became necessary. Concerns raised by hinterland residents during outreaches conducted by the Ministry of Natural Resources also guided the decision by Minister [Raphael] Trotman to see the re-engagement of the Ministry of Natural Resources in hinterland roads maintenance,” the June 1 press statement had outlined.However, small operators have complained bitterly that the trail is becoming increasingly impassable as a result of heavy rains, and this condition is further compounded by the operation of heavy-duty vehicles.To this end, there have been calls for the authorities to suspend heavy duty vehicles from traversing the trail until the rainy season is over.“We are suggesting — as small operators –for the suspension of especially the log trucks or the trucks moving timber (from) the interior; to suspend them until the rainy season stops. Because they are the ones that are destroying the bridges with the weights they are carrying. The bridges were not designed for those weights. Otherwise the whole road is gonna be locked off when the bridges are destroyed, and then nothing would be able to pass,” one bus operator had said to <>.Since commencement of the rainy season, several key access bridges in the hinterland have collapsed as a result of heavy-duty vehicles. The most recent has been the Mile 33 Bridge, which is located between Mabura and Kurupukari along the Linden/Lethem Trail. That bridge was repaired last week after collapsing two weeks prior when an overloaded truck attempted to cross.The Yamatawao Bridge in South Rupununi, and the Christmas Bridge located close to the Kurupukari Crossing had also collapse as a result of overweight and heavy-duty vehicles.The Public Infrastructure Ministry has since cautioned drivers of these vehicles to adhere to weight limits, warning that breaches resulting in the destruction will see them having to incur repair expenses.last_img read more

‘We can get even better’, Guardiola warns City’s rivals

first_imgSergio Aguero’s early opener and a second-half strike from the Argentina forward — goals that took his career haul for City to 201 — ensured the title favourites picked up where they left off in last season’s record-breaking campaign.But ominously for Liverpool, Tottenham and Manchester United — all hoping to dethrone City — Guardiola revealed his players are still well short of full fitness after only a handful of training sessions following the World Cup.“We are satisfied, but still we are far away from the (best) physical condition. The players are in bad, bad conditions,” Guardiola said.“We didn’t train a lot this week. We wanted to arrive fresh in this heat.It’s complicated for all of them but they are so competitive. It’s not easy to play after such a short time. My hat’s off to them.“We have seven days to train this week and hopefully we can increase that level.“Now we focus on Arsenal. The training? Two sessions a day.”Whatever their fitness issues, City looked slick enough in the sweltering north London sunshine as they ran Chelsea ragged.Guardiola’s men could have won by five and, ahead of their Premier League opener at Arsenal on Sunday, the Spaniard plans to strengthen his already formidable squad even further.Having signed Algeria winger Riyad Mahrez from Leicester earlier in pre-season, Guardiola wants a defensive midfielder to increase his options in that area.Asked if City would swoop before Thursday’s transfer deadline, Guardiola said: “I don’t know. We are trying to find maybe one more.“We don’t have players to substitute Fernandinho.“When we take decisions it doesn’t depend on one victory or defeat.”– Aguero praise –Sergio Aguero bagged a brace against Chelsea in the Community Shield © AFP / Ian KINGTONWith Aguero becoming the first City player to break the 200-goal barrier, Guardiola saluted the club’s record scorer for the latest display of his predatory instincts.“We were really impressed when he arrived for pre-season. Often he needs time for his physical condition. He arrived so sharp, so good,” he said.“He feels free. It’s good news for us.”While Aguero hogged the Wembley spotlight, there was also an eye-catching display from Phil Foden.City’s 18-year-old midfielder has long been tipped for stardom and Guardiola believes the England Under-17 World Cup winner is on the brink of a breakthrough campaign.“Phil is part of the first team. He played a few games last season and now he is more mature. He did really well,” Guardiola said.While Guardiola was all smiles, Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri admitted the team’s hectic pre-season schedule has left his players unable to adapt to his tactics.Sarri and company jetted off to Australia just days after his appointment to replace the sacked Antonio Conte three weeks ago.There has been little time to work on Sarri’s trademark attacking style and, with another friendly against Lyon in midweek, the Italian fears his team will be under-prepared going into their opener at Huddersfield on Saturday.“In the second half there was a big difference between us and City from the physical point of view, so we have to work,” he said.“We were not in control of the match. Our pre-season until now has been a bit crazy.”Sarri has still not seen six of his players after the World Cup, including unsettled Belgian stars Eden Hazard and Thibaut Courtois, who are both linked with Real Madrid.They will report on Monday and Sarri added: “It’s a long way we have to work. It’s not very easy.“In the next week we have a friendly match again. I prefer in this moment to stay on the pitch with the players only for training.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Pep Guardiola says Manchester City are still short of their peak form © AFP / Glyn KIRKLONDON, United Kingdom, Aug 5 – Pep Guardiola has warned Manchester City’s Premier League rivals that the champions are still well below their peak despite powering to a 2-0 win over Chelsea in the Community Shield.Guardiola’s team wrapped up their pre-season preparations by sweeping aside Chelsea in the prestigious friendly at Wembley on Sunday.last_img read more

Japan defy doubters to home in on World Cup last 16

first_img0Shares0000Keisuke Honda came off the bench to score for Japan in their World Cup group match against Senegal © AFP / JORGE GUERREROYAKATERINBURG, Russian Federation, Jun 25 – Attack-minded Japan have defied sceptics who said they would flop at the World Cup and instead go into their final group game on Thursday needing just a draw to reach the last 16.Japan sacked their coach just two months before the World Cup, throwing their preparations for Russia into chaos. Following a series of poor friendly results and reported clashes with senior players, the Japan Football Association (JFA) gambled in getting rid of Vahid Halilhodzic and replaced him with JFA technical director Akira Nishino.The move in April was deeply controversial, coming so close to the World Cup, even if not quite on the scale of the risk taken by Spain, who dumped their coach on the eve of the tournament.Philippe Troussier, a former coach of the Asian side, told AFP before the tournament that a team bereft of confidence had “no chance” of reaching the knockout stages.Japan may still fail to get out of Group H, but they have surpassed expectations and play already eliminated Poland with their fate in their own hands.– Adventurous –It has been a roller-coaster few weeks for Japanese fans.Friendly defeats to Ghana and Switzerland following Nishino’s appointment deepened the sense of foreboding, although Japan did beat Paraguay just before the World Cup.From there they became history-makers when they beat 10-man Colombia 2-1 in their opening game, the first Asian side to defeat a South American team at a World Cup.Akira Nishino became Japan boss just two months before the World Cup started © AFP / JORGE GUERREROThey followed that up with a 2-2 draw against Sadio Mane’s Senegal on Sunday, a game in which Japan had enough chances to win but ended up twice chasing the match because of poor defending.Even Senegal coach Aliou Cisse admitted the Asians were the better side.In the Colombia victory in particular Japan were rewarded for Nishino’s adventurous approach.On the eve of the Senegal showdown, in which Japan were again the underdogs, Nishino revealed that at half time against Colombia some of his players wanted to settle for 1-1.“But I said that we could win and we will win so we went for victory and that is why I gave them attacking tactics and that is why we are top of the group,” said Nishino.Behind the rather dour demeanour, Nishino has shown himself to have a dry wit.Asked before the Senegal match how he would counter their strength and height advantage, he replied tongue-in-cheek: “For the past several days I have been telling my players to gain five centimetres and five kilos, but it failed, so we need other measures.”– Going for broke –Unfortunate to be 2-1 down on 71 minutes, Nishino made what turned out to be a masterstroke against Senegal.He immediately hauled off the ineffectual Borussia Dortmund attacking midfielder Shinji Kagawa and replaced him with 32-year-old Keisuke Honda in a like-for-like change.He also replaced midfielder Genki Haraguchi with Leicester City forward Shinji Okazaki as he went for broke.Six minutes after coming on, Honda equalised.Knowing that victory would effectively seal a spot in the next round, Nishino threw on attacking midfielder Takashi Usami in the dying minutes.Japan looked more likely to win, though Nishino said he was content with a point.“I suggested some improvements and I thought we could go for the win and I told them that (at half time),” said Nishino, a former Gamba Osaka coach criticised in the past for his buccaneering approach.“In the second half we wanted to win and after twice equalising I put on Usami. There was an option to put on a defender, but I chose to attack.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more


first_imgA 37-year-old bus driver has been found guilty at the Special Criminal Court in Dublin of the murder of Andrew Burns, who was shot dead in a church car park in County Donegal almost four years ago.Martin Kelly had pleaded not guilty but the three judges said he was guilty on the basis that he was part of a “joint enterprise”. Andrew Burns was shot twice in the back at Donnyloop near Castlefin by a gunman linked to the Real IRA on 12 February 2008. There was speculation that it was punishment shooting which went wrong.The trial heard that Kelly had admitted to gardaí that he knew a punishment beating or shooting of Mr Burns was planned. He brought him to the scene, witnessed the shooting, brought others away and helped dispose of the murder weapon – a revolver.The non-jury court found today that Kelly’s confessions were strongly supported by other evidence, in particular the evidence of the pathologist and ballistic evidence.He was remanded in custody for sentencing in January.BUS DRIVER GUILTY OF DONNYLOOP MURDER was last modified: December 1st, 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:man guilty of donegal murderlast_img read more


first_imgSHAY Given will need to be at his best at Euro 2012 next summer – Ireland face world and European Champions Spain, Italy and Croatia in a tough group.Giovanni Trapattoni’s side will have their first game against Croatia in Poznań on June 10.They will then travel to Gdańsk to play favourites Spain on June 14, before going back to Poznań to face Italy on June 18. Meanwhile after speaking to the family of close friend Gary Speed to pass on his condolences at the start of the week, Given has been back training with Aston Villa and retain the No.1 jersey for Saturday’s visit of Manchester United.“I think he’s been in touch with Gary Speed’s family and he’s been training as normal,” said manager Alex McLeish.“I think their families went on holiday together. I can’t confirm that myself, but I saw a picture in a newspaper of their wives together at some sort of awards dinner.“I’m proud of Shay for Sunday. It was a sad day. He handled it really well. “I think Shay, James Collins and Jermaine Jenas were all really up for it by the time kick-off came.“Shay is shell-shocked like a lot of the boys, but he has got on with it.”The Group’s and Ireland’s fixtures are below:Group A1 Poland2 Greece3 Russia4 Czech RepublicGroup B1 Netherlands2 Denmark3 Germany4 Portugal Group C1 Spain2 Italy3 Republic of Ireland4 CroatiaGroup D1 Ukraine2 Sweden3 France4 EnglandGroup C Fixtures10 June 2012Spain v ItalyGdansk, Poland 10 June 2012Rep of Ireland v CroatiaPoznan, Poland14 June 2012Italy v CroatiaPoznan, Poland14 June 2012Spain v Rep of IrelandGdansk, Poland18 June 2012Croatia v SpainGdansk, Poland18 June 2012Italy v Rep of IrelandPoznan, PolandGET THOSE GLOVES READY SHAY! IRELAND DRAW SPAIN, ITALY AND CROATIA IN EURO 2012 was last modified: December 2nd, 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:Shay Givenlast_img read more

Our shame as Donegal driver caught doing 190kph before ‘Slow Down Day’

first_imgDonegal motorists have again hit the headlines for the wrong reasons after it was revealed that Ireland’s fastest driver was caught driving locally at a staggering 190kph.The motorist was caught at Cloghfin, Castlefinn in the past 7 days.Gardai have released details of the frightening incident as motorists across the country are being urged to play their part in ‘National Slow Down Day’ which takes place today. The initiative will see An Garda Síochána conduct a major speed enforcement operation all across the country in a bid to reduce speed-related collisions and injuries.Gardaí are warning motorists to slow down and not to speed on the roads tomorrow.Slow Down Day will run from 7am on today, Friday until 7am on Saturday, and consist of high-visibility Garda activities in all 1,031 speed enforcement zones. Updates will be available throughout the day using #slowdownday.Speaking in advance of Slow Down Day, Chief Superintendent Aidan Reid of the Roads Policing Bureau said: “The aim of Slow Down Day is to remind motorists the dangers of speeding, to increase compliance with speed limits and to deter them from driving at excessive speeds. We will be activating a major speed enforcement operation in counties across Ireland tomorrow and as part of this we are urging all road users to join us in reducing speed and making our roads safe. “There has been a significant increase in road deaths this year compared to 2015 and unfortunately, excessive speed is a major contributory factor in the majority these. This is not just a catchphrase, but a stark fact proven by the analysis of four years of fatal collision reports. The higher the speed, the greater the likelihood of a collision happen and the more severe outcome of that collision. Recognising this fact will not only protect you, but all those who share the road with you. It is everyone’s responsibility to act safe.“As a general rule, a 1% reduction in average speed will bring about a 4% reduction in fatal collisions. With this in mind, we are urging every road user to please play their part in reducing speed and risk on the roads tomorrow. Of course, this is a message we would advise people to heed every day of the year, not just Slow Down Day.”Gardaí have also launched a nationwide primary school competition as part of the initiative, in which young pupils are being urged to ‘name the newest Garda member’. It will run until the end of October and more information can be found on the Garda Facebook page.Superintendent Reid added “All primary schoolchildren have been notified of a competition to win a visit by the Garda band to their school by creating their own road safety poster, poem or song. They are also being asked to name the newest Garda member, suggestions for which are already available to see on our Facebook page. Already we have had some fantastic submissions, from Garda CopOn McSlowdown to Garda Dee Celerate to Garda Teddy McSteady. Keep them coming!” See more examples by clicking here – are also being encouraged as part of Slow Down Day to engage with Gardaí online by posing questions through the @gardatraffic twitter page and An Garda Síochána Facebook. The ‘slow down’ message will also be promoted by Gardaí tomorrow through a public awareness campaign involving national, local and social media. In addition, Garda personnel will be out and about in their local communities tomorrow sharing advice on road safety and good road behaviour with local people.National Slow Down Day is a joint initiative of An Garda Síochána, the Road Safety Authority and various stakeholders.Supt. Reid will be available for interviews tomorrow between 10am and 12pm, email to arrange same.Below is fresh data outlining the top speeds detected per county over the past 7 days. Speeds of note include: • 100km/h limit: Highest speed over the past 7 days was 190 km/h on the N15 Cloghfin Castlefinn Donegal with a similar speed on the N52 Gorteen Mullingar Westmeath• 80 km/h limit: Highest speed was 149 km/h on an 80km/h zone – R733 Tracystown East Cleariestown Wexford• 60 km/h limit: Highest speed was 107km/h in a 60km/h zone on the N81 Glenaraneen Brittas Dublin• 50 km/h limit: Highest speed was 101 km/h on the R448 Kilcullenbridge Kilcullen Kildare 50 km/h zoneCounty Highest Speed LocationCarlow No Detection No DetectionCavan No Detection No DetectionClare 61 R462 Gortnacorragh Kilkishen ClareCork 74 R619 Nadrid Coachford CorkDonegal 80 R245 Umlagh Carrigart DonegalDublin 91 Balbutcher Lane Ballymun Dublin11 DublinGalway 75 N66 Cuscarrick Loughrea GalwayKerry 79 R561 Ballinvarrig Firies KerryKildare 101 R448 Kilcullenbridge Kilcullen KildareKilkenny 74 R448 Ballyhale Ballyhale KilkennyLaois 63 N77 Knocknamoe Abbeyleix LaoisLeitrim 67 R280 Laghta Kinlough LeitrimLimerick 88 N21 Abbeyfeale East Abbeyfeale LimerickLongford No Detection No DetectionLouth 92 R177 Carrickedmond Dundalk LouthMayo No Detection No DetectionMeath No Detection No DetectionMonaghan No Detection No DetectionOffaly 89 N62 Drumbane Birr OffalyRoscommon No Detection No DetectionSligo 84 N17 Ballynacarrow South Ballinacarrow SligoTipperary 76 R661 Garryduff West Dundrum TipperaryWaterford 85 R711 Dock Road Waterford WaterfordWestmeath No Detection No DetectionWexford 72 N80 Newtownbarry Bunclody WexfordWicklow 67 N81 Stratford Lodge Baltinglass Wicklow 60 km/h zoneCounty Highest Speed LocationCarlow No Detection No DetectionCavan 85 R188 Doocassan Drung CavanClare 82 R463 Gortatogher Ardnacrusha ClareCork 96 R586 Murragh Enniskeane CorkDonegal 90 R267 Magheracar Bundoran DonegalDublin 107 N81 Glenaraneen Brittas DublinGalway 71 R336 Na Haille An Lochán Beag GaillimhKerry 92 N69 Billeragh Listowel KerryKildare 80 R401 Curragh Newbridge KildareKilkenny 93 N76 Margarets Field Kilkenny KilkennyLaois 95 R422 Townparks Mountmellick LaoisLeitrim No Detection No DetectionLimerick 83 R445 Newcastle Annacotty LimerickLongford No Detection No DetectionLouth No Detection No DetectionMayo 74 N5 Lowpark Charlestown MayoMeath 73 R125 Greenoge Ashbourne MeathMonaghan 77 N54 Cornecassa Demesne Monaghan MonaghanOffaly No Detection No DetectionRoscommon 86 R362 Monksland Athlone RoscommonSligo No Detection No DetectionTipperary No Detection No DetectionWaterford No Detection No DetectionWestmeath No Detection No DetectionWexford 91 R772 Ballaghboy Gorey WexfordWicklow 85 R772 Kiladreenan Newtownmountkennedy Wicklow 80 km/h zoneCounty Highest Speed LocationCarlow 92 R702 Rathgeran Borris CarlowCavan No Detection No DetectionClare 115 R352 Caherloghan Tulla ClareCork 99 R630 Loughatalia Midleton CorkDonegal 117 R250 Rashedoge Letterkenny DonegalDublin 107 R125 Rathbeale Road Swords DublinGalway 104 R446 Oatfield Cappataggle GalwayKerry 120 R551 Liscahane Ardfert KerryKildare 118 R448 Inchaquire Athy KildareKilkenny 110 R693 Clashacrow Freshford KilkennyLaois 112 R419 Kilbride Portarlington LaoisLeitrim 93 R280 Drumheckil Carrick-On-Shannon LeitrimLimerick 102 R513 Ballynamona Hospital LimerickLongford 123 R397 Knockagowny Longford LongfordLouth 107 R166 Castlebellingham Castlebellingham LouthMayo 121 R314 Rathroeen Ballina MayoMeath 128 R132 Gormanston Julianstown MeathMonaghan 104 R188 Fairfield Demesne Rockcorry MonaghanOffaly 104 R420 Clonyquin Portarlington OffalyRoscommon 122 R371 Ballyleague Lanesborough RoscommonSligo No Detection No DetectionTipperary 113 N24 Bohercrow Tipperary TipperaryWaterford 96 R666 Gairha Ballyduff WaterfordWestmeath 91 R446 Corcloon Milltownpass WestmeathWexford 149 R733 Tracystown East Cleariestown WexfordWicklow 130 R753 Tinnakilly Upper Aughrim Wicklow 100 km/h zoneCounty Highest Speed LocationCarlow 140 R448 Wells Royal Oak CarlowCavan 125 N3 Daggan Cavan CavanClare 116 N18 Cratloekeel Cratloe ClareCork 134 N20 Ballymartin Blarney CorkDonegal 190 N15 Cloghfin Castlefinn DonegalDublin 159 N3 Huntstown Dublin15 DublinGalway 121 N83 Ballymoney South Dunmore GalwayKerry 128 N21 Ballydwyer West Tralee KerryKildare 110 N78 Burtown Little Burtown KildareKilkenny 128 R712 Blanchvillespark Clifden KilkennyLaois 117 N77 Colt Abbeyleix LaoisLeitrim No Detection No DetectionLimerick 161 N24 Whitehall Limerick LimerickLongford 137 N4 Lackan Edgeworthstown LongfordLouth 131 N52 Ballybailie Ardee LouthMayo 137 N17 Castlemagarret North Claremorris MayoMeath No Detection No DetectionMonaghan 135 N53 Annadrumman Castleblayney MonaghanOffaly 122 N62 Ballylin Ferbane OffalyRoscommon 132 R446 Beagh (Trench) Ballinasloe RoscommonSligo 132 N4 Knoxspark Ballisodare SligoTipperary 158 N52 Grange Upper Nenagh TipperaryWaterford 126 N25 Parkeennaglogh Kilmacthomas WaterfordWestmeath 190 N52 Gorteen Mullingar WestmeathWexford 129 N11 Edermine Enniscorthy WexfordWicklow 134 N11 Kilcroney Bray WicklowOur shame as Donegal driver caught doing 190kph before ‘Slow Down Day’ was last modified: October 21st, 2016 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)last_img read more

DD Fitness: Is red meat really bad for your health?

first_imgA new study that came out last week had some surprising findings.The controversial study claimed that there is currently no significant evidence that eating red meat, including processed meat, is bad for our health.As you can imagine, the media jumped on this and the headlines across the globe were all telling us that red meat isn’t bad for us. Social media went into a frenzy as meat-eaters rejoiced and non-meat eaters claimed that the study was nonsense.Here’s the thing;The study in question isn’t actually a single study.A team of researchers got together and conducted a series of 5 systematic reviews of all the current evidence that looked at red meat consumption and our health. What the results found wasn’t that there was no evidence, more that it was uncertain as to whether it was enough to link red meat consumption to adverse health effects.“Adherence to dietary patterns lower in red or processed meat intake may result in a decreased risk for all-cause mortality, cardiometabolic disease and mortality, and cancer morbidity and mortality.Nevertheless, the magnitude of these effects for all outcomes is small to very small, and the certainty of the evidence is low to very low. Our results, therefore, raise questions about the plausibility of red and processed meat being causally related to adverse health outcomes”So, that means you are free to eat as much as you want with no health effects, right?Not really. While they haven’t been able to find a direct link to red meat and poor health, they aren’t saying that it isn’t harmful.They stated that the current levels of evidence aren’t enough to make any recommendations about red meat at all.If you are confused as to why they can’t give a yes or no answer, it is because it isn’t that easy to do.In order to get an answer like that, you would have to have control of hundreds of people and their diets and then split them into meat-eating and non-meat-eating groups and then get data from them for years. The cost to do this would be too high and you would never get people to allow you to control what they ate for a prolonged period of time.What then does this mean for us meat-eaters?Simply put, if you want to eat red meat, it probably isn’t as harmful to your health as previously thought.But, if you want to stick to the previous guidelines about it, you are fine to do that also.The main takeaway from this, as always should be to look at your diet as a whole, rather than worrying about individual foods or food groups.Ensure you are eating plenty of fruits and vegLimit your consumption of high calorie processed foodsDrink water as your main fluidsEat fish/oily fish 2-3 times per week Eat lean cuts of meat as your main meat sourcesThis isn’t new information, but it always needs to be said and reminded because no matter how much new information comes out about nutrition, the basics never change.#leanin2019If you want some help with how to plan out a balanced diet that gets real results in time for the Christmas Party Season, our LITTLE BLACK DRESS CHALLENGE 2019 starts on October 29th.It’s an 8-week program that is guaranteed to get you in shape for the Christmas Party Season.Click the link below to get signed up now.CLICK HERE TO BOOK YOUR PLACE!DD Fitness: Is red meat really bad for your health? was last modified: October 11th, 2019 by Emmet RusheShare 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:emmett rushefitnesslast_img read more

Martians Might Be Troglodytes

first_imgAccording to an article on Space.Com, Spirit and Opportunity aren’t going to find critters on the surface.  Since the surface is harsh because of radiation, a safer environment might be found in caves.  The discovery of soluble rock and methane is leading some to imagine that extensive caves might exist on Mars, and maybe that is where the methane is coming from.  Could methane emissions be a signature of life?  “The fact that you find methane does not mean you have to have life,” said Tobias Owen (U of Hawaii), one of the discoverers of methane on Mars (and also a member of the Huygens team).  “You have to be very careful.”  John Rummel agrees.  He’s a NASA planetary protection advisor tasked with avoiding undue contamination of Mars (and, conversely, of Earth from Martian organisms).  Apparently smarting from the fallout of the over-hyped Martian Meteorite saga of 1996, he said, “It’s an art of managing uncertainty.  The public deserves an honest agency.”We deserve it, but we’re not getting it.  All the rhetoric about water indicating life and methane indicating life is giving NASA a bad name, at least among logically-minded people.  Water is to life what iron is to a city.  Cities need iron, but the element does not imply the other.  Life is characterized by functional information – specified complexity – not the basic elements of which it is composed.  Neither does finding earth-life in extreme environments imply it originated there by evolution, and astrobiologists know this.  The public deserves an honest agency.(Visited 8 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more