first_imgColeman celebrates the win over Italy.Today is D-Day for Seamus Coleman and the rest of the Irish soccer team.Having seen off the Italians, Martin O’Neill’s team have to do it all again against France to advance to the quarter-finals of Euro 2016.In just a few hours time, 2pm to be exact, Donegal will come to a virtual standstill as we seek revenge on Le Bleu. Nobody needs to be told how Thierry Henry man-‘handled’ Ireland out of the 2010 World Cup.And seven years later, revenge could well be a dish served cold to our hosts in Lyon.Seamus Coleman proudly led his team to victory against the Italians on Wednesday and he could well be chosen again by O’Neill to be captain again today.The Killybegs man will be a national hero if Ireland put one over on the French come 3.45pm today. And the prize for the winner? A quarter final against the winners of England and Iceland.As if James McClean needs any kind of incentive!#COYBIG  WHEN YOU CAN’T FIND THE WORDS………#COYBIG! was last modified: June 26th, 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) Tags:donegalEuro 2016franceIrelandKillybegsseamus colemansoccerlast_img read more

Warriors’ Kuchle No. 3 in the state for rebounds

first_imgRed Bluff >> Despite a tough season for the Mercy Warriors boys basketball team a bright spot was center Marcus Kuchle, who led the Five Star league and was third in the state in rebounds, averaging 17.7 per game.Kuchle hauled in a total of 442 rebounds over the course of 25 games, compared to the state’s No. 1 rebounder Horant Chen, of Cornerstone Christian in Wildomar, who had 369 over the course of 19 games. In the No. 2 spot was Dexter Aranda, of Annenberg in Los Angeles, with 260 in 14 …last_img read more

Boost for polio campaign in Angola

first_imgA child receives the polio vaccine inSenegal during the Joint Global PolioEradication Initiative.(Image: Irin Photo)MEDIA CONTACTS • Ben ParkerDirector, Irin News+254 733 860082Source: Irin NewsThe Angolan government is preparing to renew efforts to eradicate polio with support from global partners, including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which has made polio eradication its top priority.Angola succeeded in stamping out polio for three consecutive years at the beginning of the century, but a strain of the virus prevalent in India reappeared in 2005 and has since spread to the neighbouring countries of Namibia, the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Republic of Congo.In 2010, 32 people in Angola contracted the highly infectious, non-curable disease, which can cause total paralysis in hours.“Polio eradication is a global goal; if we fail in one country, then the whole programme fails,” Jos Vandalaer, head of Unicef’s global immunisation effort, told Irin by telephone from Luanda.Angola’s health system, still recovering from years of war, only managed to fully vaccinate 35% of infants in 2009.According to Unicef, supplementary immunisation campaigns have been beset by a lack of manpower, technical capacity and planning, particularly in Luanda where most of the polio cases in recent years have been concentrated.Since the war, Luanda’s population has boomed, and many of the rural migrants live in cramped conditions with little access to safe water and sanitation. Such conditions are ideal for the spread of polio, which is transmitted through faecal-oral contact.During a January meeting with Anthony Lake, Unicef’s executive director, and Tachi Yamada, president of the Gates Foundation’s global health programme, Angolan president José Eduardo dos Santos reaffirmed the government’s commitment to eradicating polio.The strategy consists of better surveillance of new polio cases, accelerated routine immunisation of children, better quality vaccination drives, and a campaign to promote household water treatment and hygiene.Final countdown Tim Peterson of the Gates Foundation, which has donated more than US$1-billion (R7.1-billion) globally to polio eradication and pledged funds for Angola’s national campaign, pointed out that the effort to rid the world of polio were “on the verge of success. There’s been a more than 99% reduction in cases since 1988,” he told Irin. “This is the final push and you don’t stop running a race a few hundred yards from the end.”Peterson added that investing in polio surveillance and immunisation programmes was a stepping stone towards the delivery of more vaccines and firmer action against other vaccine-preventable diseases.The Gates Foundation and other partners have agreed to support the Angolan government to improve its delivery of vaccination programmes, but Vandalaer said the success of the country’s polio campaign would depend on the leadership behind it.“It’s only the government that can provide this programme,” he said. “We’re just here to help fill the gaps.”last_img read more

Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast, January 17, 2019

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest A relatively weak disturbance crosses the state today, but it still carries enough moisture to just be a nuisance. We expect mostly rain in southern Ohio –  south of i-70, and we are keeping our forecast of a coating to 2 inches of snow from I-70 northward – give or take a good 50 miles. Now, in central Ohio, we cant rule out a bit of rain mixing with snow, or even the odd instance of some ice today, but generally this is not the right set up to see a significant issue with ice. . In any case, liquid equivalent precipitation totals will be limited to .3” or less, so nothing will too troublesome, and we think ice will be very limited. The maps at right shows today’s action (through tonight) – a snow map, and a total liquid equivalent precipitation map. We will be dry tomorrow. After seeing models really play up big precipitation 36 hours ago, data has not come in to support any ramping up of our snow forecast for Saturday. We are staying put with our thoughts this morning, keeping our outlook at 4”-10” over about 70% of the state. The heaviest snows will come west central and then we are seeing the potential for some heavier snows in far south east Ohio too. There still is potential for higher snow totals, and we think models are not done flip-flopping around on this. However, we think that the over-the-top “snowmageddon” forecasts have been seriously overdone, and we remain solidly in the camp that this will be a significant event, but not a world changer. Track of Low pressure is still the most important variable this morning, and if we have an area of concern at this time, its southeastern parts of the state. A final update comes tomorrow, but we are leaving our snow forecast range alone as of now. Significantly colder air blasts in behind the system, and likely is the story for the first part of next week. While we do not expect any new precipitation from any front or system for the first part of next week, the strong, bitterly cold north winds coming down across the Great Lakes will bring lake effect snows to parts of northern Ohio, especially northeast OH, and then lake enhanced clouds to a big chunk of the rest of northern Ohio at least on Monday, and perhaps lingering into Tuesday. Overnight lows will be well below zero over the northern half of the state as this cold air races in. This will be some of the coldest air in a long time, and will mark our first significant foray into well below normal temps in 2019. Midweek next week just continues to look more and more interesting. We have an impressive system coming out of the plains and western corn belt, arriving here next Wednesday, and staying through Thursday. Liquid with this system is well over an inch in parts of the eastern corn belt. But there is strong south flow with it too, so we are introducing the potential for all three types of precipitation Wednesday and Thursday of next week…heavy rain, snow, and potentially freezing rain/ice. If this turns out to be a warm frontal “overrunning” type event, that would bolster threats of ice here.  Up north, we still have potential for 2-6 inches of snow, and there could be rains from half to 1” in far southern Ohio (especially southwest). Central Ohio is where the question marks are at this morning, and for right now we tend to lean more toward rain based on temperature expectations. However, the cold air may not be pushed out quite so easily. The extended period forecast remains active. Watch for scattered snow shows for 26th and 27th with minor accumulations, a weak clipper for the 28th, and then a strong storm at the end of the month on the 30th which still shows potential for 3-6”.last_img read more

Localeaks: A Drop-Box for Anonymous Tips to 1400 U.S. Newspapers

first_imgTags:#New Media#news#web Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…center_img audrey watters Although the mission of WikiLeaks is to “open governments,” it’s done quite a lot to make us think about how to open journalism as well. We’ve seen a number of new whistleblower sites crop up – OpenLeaks and Rospil, for example – as well as major news organizations – Al Jazeera, and perhaps even The New York Times – investigate ways to facilitate more whistle-blowing and leaking.But why wait for local newspapers to roll out their own anonymous tips pipeline when a project from CUNY Graduate School‘s Entrepreneurial Journalism program has designed just that thing.Using Localeaks, you can send an anonymous tip, including a file, to over 1400 newspapers in the U.S. through one online form. Choose your state. Choose the newspaper. Enter your information and submit your anonymous tip.Each drop-box consists of a secure web connection and a form that encrypts both files and the text submitted (then destroys the originals) as well as removes identifying metadata from documents. The system also makes every effort to leave no traceable remnants from the transaction, such as identifiable session cookies on the client side or logging of any IP addresses on the server side.Once a file is submitted, the newspaper will receive an email, alerting them to the tip. The newspaper then needs to reply that it’s interested. Then a temporary secure file transfer is established. This last step isn’t automated yet, according to Matthew Terenzio, Web Development Director at The Hour Publishing Co and one of the members of this project. The best way to do so, he says, would be to have the encryption software – the open source GnuPG in this case – set up on the newspaper’s end. “It is unlikely that most would have it yet,” says Terenzio, who says he’s working on helping some newspapers set up their own drop-boxes to avoid this step.But an increasing familiarity with encryption might just be in more newsroom’s future, particularly if the number of “local leaks” continue. After all, as Terenzio notes, “the people formerly called the audience and the sources, are setting the pace of change, not the news organizations.” 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more