Gym Rules Part II

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Positions – Spend time learning and adapting your body to the correct position for each stage of the lift e.g. the bottom and top of a front squat.Movements – Reproducing the correct movements between those positions e.g. keeping your knees out over your toes and back flat when moving from the bottom position to the top position of a front squat.Speed – Once you are happy with the positions and movements you can increase the speed between positions remembering to be under control at all times. Rugby is played at speed and you need to be able to move weights at speed while maintaining correct technique.Weight – You can then progressively add weight to the bar as long as you are able to maintain your positions, movements and speed.9. Limit the gimmicks – kettlebells, sleds, fat bars, chains and resistance bands added to the barbell are just a few of the diverse range of tools being seen in gyms.  Many have come from the world of Powerlifting where the athletes need the variety to break plateaus.  You need to be so strong that straight strength training is no longer effective before you break out the chains and fat bars!10. Be safe – Always check the equipment and environment each time you train.  The last thing you want is to be squatting 180kg and the sleeve of the barbell to be loose and fall off or to slip on a wet floor! Try to train with partners who can spot you on lifts, particularly the bench press. Remember training in the gym is supposed to make you a better player not put you in the Medical Room! 8. Positions, movements, speed, weight – With any lift particularly when you are learning something new use this progression.center_img England doing some gym style trainingCheck out Part I here6. Maximise your time – Use the big lifts – You can train every major muscle and movement pattern if you use the compound lifts (those that use more than one joint) like squats, deadlifts and standing presses.Not only will this save you time it trains the body to co-ordinate the use of all the muscles together which is what you need to do on the pitch.  Avoid machines if you can and use free weights which promote balance, co-ordination and overall strength rather than isolated strength.7. Maximise your time – Active Rest. Don’t sit around chatting between sets, use your time productively! Use time between exercises to work on any weaknesses you have such as balance, catching, passing or stretching (e.g. stretch your tight hamstrings out between bench press sets as this will not interfere with that lift).last_img read more

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Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs invites community to participate in…

first_img Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. From the Orange County Public Information OfficeRepresentatives from Orange County Government and Solar United Neighbors of Florida will host a press conference encouraging Orange County homeowners looking for a discounted way to add solar power to their homes to sign up for one of two new solar co-op programs.Orange County Mayor Jacobs participated in the previous Orange County solar co-op and will make a special announcement about Orange County’s latest solar co-op program opportunity.Solar power supports Jacobs’ goals in her Sustainability Initiative, “Our Home for Life,” which seeks to reduce barriers to alternative energy and increase renewable energy production by 10 percent in 2020 and 25 percent by 2040.Solar co-ops provide bulk discounts of up to 20 percent for a group of homeowners interested in purchasing solar panels. As part of a solar co-op, each participant signs an individual contract with the group-chosen installer, and all participants benefit from the discount. All homeowners who reside in Orange County, including in city jurisdictions, are eligible to participate in their respective co-ops.The event is Monday, January 22nd, at 10 a.m. at the UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Orange County Extension, which is located at 6021 S Conway Road in Orlando 32812.Also in attendance along with Jacobs will be David Jones, Manager of the Orange County’s Environmental Protection Division, previous Orange County solar co-op members and participants, Angela DeMonbreun, Florida Director of Solar United Neighbors of Florida, and representatives from the League of Women Voters, Orange County Chapter. Please enter your name here TAGSOrange County GovernmentOrange County Mayor Teresa JacobsSolar energy Previous articleIn case you missed it: The Apopka news week in reviewNext articleApopka Police Department hires its first officer of 2018 Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Please enter your comment! Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitterlast_img read more

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Breaking News: Nightclub shooting in Cincinnati

first_img You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Mama Mia Reply LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply 1 COMMENT Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 The Anatomy of Fear Overnight Breaking News:One person was killed and 14 others injured when gunfire broke out at a nightclub in Cincinnati early Sunday morning, police said.The shooting happened at Cameo Night Club just after 1 a.m. ET, CNN affiliate WLWT reported. Several people are undergoing surgery, Cincinnati Police Sgt. Eric Franz told CNN. Police do not have any suspects in custody but are interviewing witnesses. The shooting could not help but bring back memories of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando less than a year ago.Franz initially said “multiple shooters” were involved. Cincinnati Assistant Police Chief Paul Neudigate later said there was “only one reported shooter.”While the motive is unclear, there’s no reason to suspect terrorism at this point, he said. Cameo Night Club hires police officers for extra security. Two officers were stationed at the club’s entrance and another two in the parking lot, Franz said.Assistant Police Chief Paul Neudigate told the affiliate that several victims have life-threatening injuries.“We are in the middle of a very horrific situation that occurred at the nightclub with multiple victims,” Neudigate said. “It’s going to be a long night for our homicide units to investigate.”Neudigate described it as a “chaotic crime scene,” and said they are looking for witnesses, many of whom took off when the shooting started.“Many of the witnesses fled, but everyone that we can identify is being interviewed,” he said.Some of the injured drove themselves to area hospitals, police said.Police Captain Kimberly Williams said the gunmen were still at large and the force did not have good descriptions of them. Witnesses had been reluctant to co-operate, she added.“At this point, it’s unclear exactly what instigated the shooting,” Capt Williams told reporters. “We believe that there were at least a couple of shooters involved.”The shooting happened at about 1 AM while hundreds of people were in the venue. There was “chaos” in the aftermath, Captain Williams said.The Cameo Night Club had had problems in the past, “but this is by far the worst,” she added.This is a developing story that will be updated. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. March 26, 2017 at 11:14 am Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Please enter your comment! Note: CNN contributed to this report. TAGSCincinnatiShooting Previous articleSurviving Ebola: A gripping documentary pits faith against fearNext article4 Ways to Make Extra Money by Using Social Media Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your name here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter I can’t imagine some of the injured driving themselves to the hospital! So they can’t determine if it was one shooter or more than one shooter? It could have been someone drunk and just mean, or jealous, or possibly a terrorist. Sad that already one person is dead, and more may die. It is terrible people can’t go out for fun without ending up a victim now days. I wonder if there has been any tips or leads to who killed the young Apopka dad that was killed after leaving a nightclub in Orlando in the early morning, not very long ago, and was followed apparently and was shot while in his car, and killed at Colonial Drive and Highway 441? I wonder all the time how the case is progressing, if at all. I hope they catch who did that to him, and hope they get the death penalty! Now a child is left without a father.last_img read more

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Skilpod #150 Zero Energy / Skilpod + UAU Collectiv

first_imgArchDaily Area:  280 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs Project gallerySee allShow lessLevent House / COA MimarlıkSelected ProjectsLighted Zebra Crossing is Lighting the Way to Safer StreetsArticles Share Year:  Skilpod #150 Zero Energy / Skilpod + UAU CollectivSave this projectSaveSkilpod #150 Zero Energy / Skilpod + UAU Collectiv Skilpod #150 Zero Energy / Skilpod + UAU Collectiv ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/802443/skilpod-number-150-zero-energy-skilpod-plus-uau-collectiv Clipboard 2016 “COPY” CopyHouses•Ham, Belgium Belgium Projects Architects: Skilpod, UAU collectiv Area Area of this architecture project Houses Photographs:  Geert Van Hertum Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyAbout this officeSkilpodOfficeFollowUAU collectivOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlass#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHamBelgiumPublished on January 02, 2017Cite: “Skilpod #150 Zero Energy / Skilpod + UAU Collectiv” 01 Jan 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemPlasticsMitrexSolar SidingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalSystems / Prefabricated PanelsKalwall®Translucent WalkwaysPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesIsland Exterior FabricatorsSpecialty Facade SystemsLightsLouis PoulsenLamps – LP Slim BoxWoodBruagAcoustic Panels with LEDTiles / Mosaic / GresiteHisbalitMosaic Tiles – Palm SpringsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMBlack Concrete – Concretal®-BlackSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Smart CeilingsDoorsGorter HatchesFloor Door – Fire RatedBricksDEPPEWaterstruck Bricks – 1622/1635ekws DFMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Skilpod #150 零耗能建筑 / Skilpod + UAU Collectiv是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Manufacturers: AGC, ROCKWOOL, PadoukSave this picture!© Geert Van HertumText description provided by the architects. Skilpod, founded in 2013, is a fast growing prefab construction company located in Geel, Belgium, specialized in the production of 3D prefab houses in CLT(Cross Laminated Timber).Save this picture!© Geert Van HertumSkilpod offers solutions for all types of living possibilities ranging from houses of 30m² up to 150m². The focus is on small size houses (+- 50m² in one module) for social housing or group living projects. Main focus groups are single parent families, older people and first time renters/buyers. Modules can be connected or stacked on top off each other to form apartment blocks.Save this picture!© Geert Van HertumSave this picture!© Geert Van HertumThe #150 – zero energy Skilpod is one of the larger models Skilpod produces. The design is done by UAU Collectiv who composed the complete Skilpod style. It is completely build up in the factories in Geel, Belgium and transported in 3 pieces to it’s final location. Save this picture!© Geert Van HertumSkilpod installed the house about 3 months after receiving the building permit. The actual building period took about 4 weeks to complete the house.Save this picture!First Floor PlanSkilpod modules are insulated up to passive standards with a special new system from Rockwool, called Redair (high density Rockwool), especially designed for CLT. Skilpod used an open and ventilated façade system with FSC labeled Padouk (tropical hardwood), a very durable material said to last longer than stone facades.Save this picture!© Geert Van HertumThe massive wood construction is ideal to keep the warmth out in summer, the rockwool to keep the warmth in, in winter.Save this picture!© Geert Van HertumThe foundations/cellar are made from concrete. They started foundation work at the same time as they started producing the modules, everything started simultaneously and thus optimizing production times.Save this picture!© Geert Van HertumThe backside of the house is completely faced south, so in order to keep the summer sun out they used a special new type of glass with solar filter to keep the sun out, but not the light (AGC’s Stopray). This way sunscreens where not necessary.Save this picture!© Geert Van HertumThe house is heated with floor heating with an air to water electrical heat pump from Mitsubishi (Ecodan) which also covers hot water. The ventilation system is also from Mitsubishi (Lossnay), and has a heat recovery system (system D). Due to high airtightness and insulation values the house could have been heated with an electrical heater of about 1 kw.  In combination with solar panels the house will be energy neutral.Save this picture!© Geert Van HertumBecause the living area is about 3m higher than the street level the inhabitants have a great view on the ranch, fields and forest across the plot, but also view from the street is blocked due to fact that the living area is on the first floor. In the back the garden is at the same level as the interior floor.Save this picture!SectionSave this picture!SectionThe garden is also completed with large prefab concrete elements in the same philosophy as the house was build, with special attention to fast installation and low maintenance.Save this picture!© Geert Van HertumOne of the main features of the interior are the curtains, which run completely around the living area. When opened, a large living space is created with wide views on the garden and area around the house, but when closed they are separating living/dining/playing room in different cozy areas. For instance, when the children make a mess in the playing room they just close the curtains and the mess is gone for the evening…Save this picture!© Geert Van HertumProduct Description: The structure of the modules is completely made of CLT or Cross Laminated Timber. The largest boards that were used have dimensions of 12m by 4m and 14cm in thickness. They were transported from Germany with police escort. We used different types of thickness in order off length of the span of the roof, walls and floor, ranging from 100mm (5 layers) to 140mm (7 layers)The main reasons to use CLT are the following: Strength during transport and lifting  Airtightness: CLT is from a thickness of 10cm considered to be airtight (N50 of the house is 0,55) Insulating values of wood (no cold bridges) Internal moist regulation Fire resistance Wood consumes CO2, it doesn’t produce it Because the floors are included in the modules and the special shape of the modules we can make bigger spans than comparable structures made in classical building construction. ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/802443/skilpod-number-150-zero-energy-skilpod-plus-uau-collectiv Clipboard “COPY” Save this picture!© Geert Van Hertum+ 32 Sharelast_img read more

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Rock House / AGi Architects

first_imgPhotographs:  Nelson Garrido Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyAbout this officeAGi architectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesKuwaitPublished on October 18, 2018Cite: “Rock House / AGi Architects” [Rock House / AGi Architects] 18 Oct 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogLouvers / ShuttersTechnowoodSunshade SystemsGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialCoffee tablesFlexformCoffee Table – GipsyCurtain WallsIsland Exterior FabricatorsPace Gallery Envelope SystemWoodSculptformTimber Battens in Double Bay HouseStonesCosentinoSilestone and Dekton in Villa OmniaBricksNelissenInner Wall Bricks – LückingPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsAir Facade PanelsWoodBlumer LehmannData Processing for Wood ProjectsEducational ApplicationsFastmount®Hidden Panel Fastener at Massey UniversitySealants / ProtectorsTOPCRETMicro-Coating – Baxab®More products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?岩石住宅 / AGi Architects是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Photographs ArchDaily Rock House / AGi Architects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/904071/rock-house-agi-architects Clipboard Rock House / AGi ArchitectsSave this projectSaveRock House / AGi Architects Architects: AGi architects Area Area of this architecture project Kuwait CopyHouses•Kuwait “COPY”center_img ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/904071/rock-house-agi-architects Clipboard Projects 2014 Houses Year:  Manufacturers: Cinca, Finsa, Flos, Modular Lighting Instruments, Roll & Hill, Santa & ColeProject Leaders:Lucía Sánchez-Salmón, Lulu AlawadhiLightning:Lara ElbazInterior Design:AGi architectsFurniture:Gunni & TrentinoAuthors:Nasser B. Abulhasan, Joaquín Pérez-GoicoecheaProject Team:Mª Eugenia Díaz, Gwenola Kergall, Abdulhafiz Bahi El Din, Hanan AlkouhCountry:KuwaitMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Nelson GarridoRecommended ProductsPorcelain StonewareApariciPorcelain Tiles – BuildWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesText description provided by the architects. This house is located in a corner lot in the residential district of Al-Salem. The project  was developed with a double condition imposed by the clients: giving complete privacy to its users; and become an iconic element in the neighborhood.Save this picture!© Nelson GarridoSave this picture!SeccionesThe building is a folded structure of reinforced concrete as an origami, which revolves on itself continuously to create a central courtyard on which all the spaces of the house revert. The few openings to the street are always biased, preventing the view of the neighbors and excessive sunlight in the rooms.Save this picture!© Nelson GarridoWith relatively small dimensions spaces for local standards, it was tried to give the greatest possible flexibility to their use, introducing multiple circulations that allow to connect the rooms in a continuous and uninterrupted way. As in the traditional Muslim architecture, the corridors were avoided to the maximum, understanding the house as a single system, of variable conditions, where different activities are developed throughout the day.Save this picture!© Nelson GarridoProject gallerySee allShow lessAbstract Gallery / Yin Peiru Architecture StudioSelected ProjectsThe Illusion / OBBASelected Projects Share Area:  1300 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!© Nelson Garrido+ 19Curated by Danae Santibañez Share “COPY”last_img read more

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Data Protection Bill must ensure it protects press freedom, free speech groups say

first_img News March 15, 2018 Data Protection Bill must ensure it protects press freedom, free speech groups say Press freedom groups have urged the parliamentary committee considering a proposed new UK data protection law to drop amendments that would force news publishers to sign up to a state-backed regulator or face potentially crippling costs. RSF and English PEN response to consultation on the Leveson Inquiry and its implementation RSF_en Antonia Byatt, Director of English PEN said: “We must make certain that in ensuring we respect an individual’s right to privacy we do not trample all over our free expression rights”. United KingdomEurope – Central Asia Judicial harassmentFreedom of expression Help by sharing this information January 10, 2017 Find out more News United KingdomEurope – Central Asia Judicial harassmentFreedom of expression RSF welcomes UK plan to repeal Section 40 The Data Protection Bill had its second reading in the House of Commons on 5 March and now passes to the committee stage where it will be scrutinised by a cross party committee of MPs.“The amendments proposed by the Lords reintroduce measures that the government has just said it plans to axe from legislation”, said Jodie Ginsberg, chief executive of Index on Censorship.On 1 March the UK government said it would not enforce Section 40 of the Crime and Courts Act. Had this section been enforced it would have meant that any organisation that refuses to sign up to a state-backed regulator could have faced crippling court costs in any dispute, whether they won or lost a case.”We remain concerned about the prospect of this worrying cost-shifting provision under any guise. These measures threaten press freedom, and have no place in the Data Protection Bill”, said Rebecca Vincent, UK Bureau Director for Reporters Without Borders.Clauses 168 and 169 of the Data Protection Bill effectively reintroduce the now defunct section 40 via another route because they would force all those news organisations who choose not to join a state backed regulator to pay the costs of data protection actions, even if the claim is unjustified.Faced with the threat of crippling costs even if the courts found in their favour, news outlets might shy away from important public interest investigations. to go further Receive email alerts Reports March 6, 2018 Find out more Follow the news on United Kingdom RSF and English PEN urge Theresa May to fulfil pledge to repeal punitive law Organisation News Speaking during a Lords debate on the amendments earlier this year, crossbench peer Lord Pannick said the measures would have a “chilling effect” on the industry. January 10, 2018 Find out morelast_img read more

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RSF urges Theresa May to call for the release of Turkey’s jailed journalists in meeting with President Erdoğan

first_img Follow the news on Europe – Central Asia News United KingdomTurkeyEurope – Central Asia Freedom of expression News Turkey: Jail terms for 14 Cumhuriyet journalists, administrators In the letter, Deloire detailed the dire press freedom situation in Turkey, which has recently dropped to 157th out of 180 countries in Reporters Without Borders’ 2018 World Press Index and remains the world’s biggest prison for professional journalists. Under the state of emergency imposed following the failed coup attempt in July 2016, over 100 journalists have been arrested, more than 140 media outlets closed, and at least 889 press cards rescinded.“President Erdoğan has been invited to the UK in the midst of an unprecedented freedom of expression crackdown at home. Theresa May must address these serious issues as a matter of urgency in her meeting with President Erdoğan, rather than prioritising trade deals with Turkey whilst Erdoğan’s critics languish behind bars. Anything short of calling for the release of the country’s jailed journalists would send a very worrying signal about the UK’s priorities in its bilateral relations with Turkey”, said RSF UK Bureau Director Rebecca Vincent.President Erdoğan’s visit to the UK is scheduled to take place between 13 and 15 May. In addition to the Prime Minister, he will reportedly meet with Queen Elizabeth. His visit takes place just six weeks before Turkey’s snap presidential and parliamentary elections, criticised for being called a full 18 months earlier than planned, and under the continued state of emergency.The full text of the letter is available to download below. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) Secretary General Christophe Deloire has written to UK Prime Minister Theresa May urging her to raise press freedom concerns as a matter of urgent priority in her 15 May meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Turkey: life imprisonment sought for nine Zaman newspaper columnists Organisation United KingdomTurkeyEurope – Central Asia Freedom of expression May 14, 2018 RSF urges Theresa May to call for the release of Turkey’s jailed journalists in meeting with President Erdoğan Newscenter_img April 9, 2018 Find out more Help by sharing this information RSF urges Theresa May to raise press freedom issues in the US and Turkey January 26, 2017 Find out more RSF_en to go further April 26, 2018 Find out more News Receive email alerts Related documents rsf_open_letter_to_theresa_may_on_turkey.docxVND.OPENXMLFORMATS-OFFICEDOCUMENT.WORDPROCESSINGML.DOCUMENT – 8.79 KB last_img read more

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Senator claims small Donegal farmers to lose 20% of income

first_img Facebook 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North By News Highland – June 4, 2014 Twitter Google+ WhatsApp Pinterest Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Donegal Senator and Fianna Fáil Seanad spokesperson on Agriculture & Food Brian Ó Domhnaill has expressed concern about the abolition of the Sheep Grassland Scheme.The Senator says Minister Simon Coveney is scrapping the essential programme without establishing a sustainable replacement.He says this will lead to a reduction in payments to sheep farmers in Donegal over the next five years:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/bri1pmSHEEP.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Pinterest Twitter WhatsAppcenter_img Google+ Senator claims small Donegal farmers to lose 20% of income Previous articleDonegal man not guilty of false imprisonment and rapeNext articleIts all systems go for the 2014 Donegal International Rally News Highland Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Facebook News RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

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Date for Old Mart car park rename yet to be confirmed

first_img Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic By News Highland – January 19, 2019 Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest DL Debate – 24/05/21 Date for Old Mart car park rename yet to be confirmed WhatsApp A date is yet to be confirmed as to when the renaming of the carpark at the Old Mart in Letterkenny will take place.It has already been agreed that the car park will be renamed the ‘Hugh Duffy Carpark’, after a well-known member of the community who passed away in 2014.Mr. Duffy was active in keeping the mart site in public ownership.Donegal County Council has confirmed that the event will be arranged shortly.Cllr Jimmy Kavanagh says a lot of work has been done to the site and this will be a very fitting tribute:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/jimmymartwebsat.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebookcenter_img News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th AudioHomepage BannerNews Previous articleCalls for extension of county gritting programme to South West routesNext articleBrexit hits holiday home market in Donegal News Highland Twitter Google+ Google+ FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Facebook Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population growslast_img read more

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Cops field 265 calls in response to package bombs ‘constructed by the same bombmaker’

first_imgiStock / Thinkstock(AUSTIN, Texas) — The package bombs in Austin, Texas, that killed two people over 11 days were “constructed by the same bombmaker,” Austin Police Chief Brian Manley said on “Good Morning America” on Tuesday.“There are some specific components that we won’t go into the details to protect the integrity of the investigation, but there are some specific things we have seen that make us believe all three of these packages were constructed by the same bombmaker,” Manley said this morning.Federal and local investigators are working around the clock, but at this point, there has been no break in the case, Manley told ABC News on Tuesday.“The fact they have not only been able to build these bombs, but then travel with them to the target location without them exploding either during construction or during deployment, shows that they do have a certain level of sophistication and they know what they are doing,” Manley said.Austin police have urged residents to call police if they see any unexpected or suspicious packages near their homes that were left overnight and do not have labels from an official shipping source such as the U.S. Postal Service, UPS or DHL, prompting 265 such calls to authorities as of Tuesday afternoon, Manley said in a later press conference.Investigators responded to each call but “have not found any additional package that was suspicious or involved in any way with the investigation that is going on right now,” Manley said, vowing to not “leave any stone unturned” and follow up on every lead until the case is solved.Each package was placed in a cardboard, but Manley instructed residents to not ignore a “suspicious package” just because it is in a “different type of container.”Austin Mayor Steve Adler reiterated the call for residents to remain aware and alert in their efforts.“At this point what we want people to do is to be very vigilant,” he said on “Good Morning America” Tuesday morning.“We don’t want anybody to open or pick up a package that in any way feels suspicious,” he continued.Here’s what ABC News knows right now:2 dead, 2 hospitalizedTwo lives have been lost, and an “additional two” have been “forever changed” from three separate explosions, Manley said.On Monday, 17-year-old Draylen Mason was killed in the blast, Manley said, describing Mason as “outstanding young man who was going places with his life.”“It is an absolute tragedy that he is no longer with us,” Manley said.Mason’s mother, who is in her 40s, is in stable condition.A 75-year-old Hispanic woman, whose identity was not released, is still in critical condition with life-threatening injuries after she was injured in a separate blast on Monday, Manley said.Another victim, Anthony Stephan House, died March 2.Each was harmed by one of the three explosive devices received as a “box-type delivery,” Manley told reporters Monday.In two of the explosions, the package detonated as soon as the victim picked it up, Manley said. In a third, the package was brought inside the house and exploded when it was opened.The victims suffered “traumatic, penetrative injuries,” Manley said.The first blast was initially thought to be an isolated incidentWhen the incident occurred on March 2, investigators originally believed it to be an isolated incident without “any further concern or threat” to the community because of a bust that happened at a drug stash house three days prior, Manley said.Because police took a “significant amount of cash” from the stash house, authorities initially thought the explosion “may have been a retaliatory act,” but that the perpetrators got the wrong house, Manley said.At the time, there was “no information to believe that it was related to a larger plan,” Manley said.Two others were reported Monday. “Significant damage” was inflicted by at least two of the blasts.‘Be vigilant’The victims noticed packages left on their front porches, without any suspect ringing the doorbell or otherwise alerting them, Manley said.“We don’t want to have people be overly alarmed,” Manley said, “but it is important that people be vigilant and be aware of things that look suspicious.”Residents are being asked to report all suspicious packages. “If you see something that’s out of place, do not handle it, do not move it, do not touch it. Call us,” he added.Monday’s attackThe first explosion occurred around 6:44 a.m., police said. It was “very similar” to the March 2 incident, Manley said. The device was left in front of a single-family home in the northeast part of Austin.The second attack Monday happened around 11:50 a.m.“The victim in this incident came outside of her residence and found a package out front and picked up that package,” Manley said.Unknown motive“We don’t know the motive behind these” attacks, Manley said, although two homes targeted had African-American residents and another the elderly Hispanic woman. “We cannot rule [out] that hate crime is at the core of this, but we’re not saying that’s the cause as well.”Police are not ruling out terrorism as a motive, either, because they don’t want to “limit” what they are investigating, Manley said.Evidence is being collected and sent to the ATF lab in Walnut Creek, California, so investigators can attempt to reconstruct what was in the explosive device, an ATF special agent said Tuesday afternoon.$65,000 rewardTexas Gov. Greg Abbott has offered a $15,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person or people responsible for the explosions.“I want to assure all Texans, and especially those in Austin, that local, state and federal law enforcement officials are working diligently to find those responsible for these heinous crimes,” Abbott said in a statement.The ATF, FBI and Austin Police Department are offering an additional up to $50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible. The Texas Department of Public Safety and the U.S. Postal Service as also assisting on the task force team, as well as the Travis County district attorney, who is “setting this case up for prosecution” when a suspect is captured, Manley said.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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