New engine one of four in county

first_img judy.orourke@dailynews.com (661) 257-5255 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SANTA CLARITA – When flames are shooting from a house afire there’s no need to ask who’s got the “special suds” – firefighters know: the truck with the black cab. The engine’s retardant foam penetrates flames, sticks to structures and helps quash fires faster, fire officials say. And Santa Clarita’s got one of just four deployed countywide. “It’s one of the best innovations in the fire service in the past 20 years,” said Capt. Gabe Etchverry of Fire Station 126 across from the Valencia Town Center. All engines carry foam, but air compressors in the special units plump the suds and create a voluminous spray, which requires less water and adheres better. The city’s new unit went into service last week and answered its first call Wednesday, the 15-acre Castaic brush fire. “The winds were fairly significant but we didn’t have to use the foam,” Etcheverry said. The truck hauls extra foam canisters and the standard 500 gallons of water. The county bought almost 100 new fire engines in the past year, but just four with the special apparatus, which are based in Santa Clarita, Palmdale, La Ca ada Flintridge and the City of Industry. Fire Inspector Jason Hurd said the units are placed strategically to provide optimal coverage. The color scheme of two-tone trucks – the first of their kind in the county – was not handpicked; they came that way from the manufacturer, KME Fire Apparatus. last_img read more

Expert Eye: £28m ‘versatile’ Arsenal attacker ‘will never let team-mates down’

first_imgArsenal’s long awaited purchase of Barcelona’s Alexis Sanchez is almost complete.talkSPORT understand the club expects to finalise the transfer for around £28m.Here, we look at what the experts have said about the 25-year-old Chile ace.Alexis has stolen my heart, he’s a joy. Sometimes he’s left a bit isolated at Barcelona, he doesn’t always have people near him, and he gives us something we don’t have. He works hard, shields the ball well, provides directness like no one else. He’s a very humble guyFormer Barcelona manager Pep GuardiolaAlexis gives us great depth. For a midfielder like me it is a privilege to have someone who has the ability to leave his markers behind like he doesBarcelona and Spain World Cup winner XaviHe can play in so many systems. He can be a second striker or wide midfielder in a 4-4-2. He can be a wide forward in a 4-3-3, or a second striker in a 3-5-2. He’s very versatileFormer Udinese coach Pasquale MarinoAssists, dribbling and goals are natural for him. He’s very accurate when it counts, especially against a closed-off defence. He gives us another option in attackChile manager Jorge SampaoliAlexis is a star. I admire him a lot. He is a great player and we will need to be careful with him. We can’t leave him any spaceNeymar talks up Sanchez ahead of Brazil and Chile’s World Cup last 16 clashAlexis is a great player who always does his utmost for the team. He will never let down his team-mates or not give his all. Every player goes through a difficult period at some point in his career. Everybody in Chile feels that he is an extraordinary playerEx-Chile striker Ivan Zamorano last year when Sanchez’s form was being criticisedI have known him since he was a young boy and he has always been very humble and very respectful. He hasn’t changed and I have a lot of affection for himFormer forward and Chile hero Marcelo Salas last November ahead of England v Chile at WembleyClick here to see Arsenal fans’ reaction to the news Sanchez is almost a Gooner. 1 Neymar says his Barca team-mate Alexis Sanchez is a great player last_img read more

Transfer Rumours and Paper Review – Friday, December 26

first_imgHere are the latest transfer rumours from the Boxing Day papers…Midfielder Frank Lampard, 36, is set to give Manchester City a New Year boost by extending his loan spell at the club and delay his arrival at Major League Soccer side New York City FC until at least mid-February. (Daily Mirror)Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is keen to sign Celtic’s 6ft 4in Dutch centre-half Virgil van Dijk, but the Scottish club are believed to want more than £10m for the Gunners to secure his services. (The Sun)Liverpool face competition from Arsenal in their bid to sign Manchester City midfielder James Milner, 28, on a free transfer in the summer, though the Blues are confident the England international will remain with them. (Daily Express) Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert insists England midfielder Fabian Delph, 25, Dutch World Cup star Ron Vlaar, 29, and £20m-rated striker Christian Benteke, 24, are going nowhere in the January transfer window. (Daily Star)last_img read more

FAYRE PLAY! THE A-Z OF WEDDINGS UNDER ONE ROOF AT THE RADISSON BLU!

first_imgIf you are even dreaming about walking down the aisle then there is only one place to be this weekend.This Sunday 22nd January the Radisson blu Hotel’s Wedding Fayre takes place from 1-5pm in their new luxurious ballroom.Brides & Grooms will have the opportunity to meet with a host of top wedding suppliers as well as enjoying a Fashion Show with Bridal & Grooms attire from Amore Bridal as well as occasional wear from High Society. Guests will enjoy complimentary wine and canapés prepared by Executive Chef Collette Langan and for every couple who book their wedding on the day they will receive a complimentary weekend away in any Radisson Blu Hotel in Ireland!This is an event not to be missed for couples looking to get married over the next couple of years in a four star luxurious hotel.The Radisson Blu Hotel offers a choice of packages from €32 p.p. to suit each bride and grooms individual taste and budget, including silver, gold, platinum and their All Wrapped Up package which includes the Champagne reception for all the bridal party, tea/coffee/ punch & homemade cookies for all your guests, five course banquet including wine, Evening buffet, Cake, Flowers, Photographer, Ten guest rooms for overnight stay, suite for the bride & groom with a host of special extras.Radisson Blu Hotel Letterkenny has Weddings all Wrapped up with an AA Rosette in culinary excellence and a strict one wedding per day policy ensuring you an exclusive experience you can rest assured your big day will be everything that it deserves to be.  For more info: www.facebook.com/Radissonbluhotelletterkenny www.Radissonblu.ie/hotel-letterkenny/weddings  FAYRE PLAY! THE A-Z OF WEDDINGS UNDER ONE ROOF AT THE RADISSON BLU! was last modified: January 20th, 2012 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:Radisson Blu Letetrkennywedding fayrelast_img read more

DD EXAMS: HAVE A GOAL, MAKE A PLAN AND DON’T PANIC

first_imgIt’s the last term before the start of the Junior and Leaving Cert exams and it’s not too late to make a difference.You may have flunked the mocks but put that behind you and prepare to kickstart a study plan. Do not lose hope.If you did well in the mocks, don’t be complacent. Remain focused. 1. Set up a proper study area.The kitchen table, a desk in your bedroom, a table in the hallway, a nook on the landing. It all works if it minimises distractions. Do not overload the area with clutter. Leave your phone in a different room.2. Make a Revision TimetableA revision timetable gives structure to your revision and helps to organise study time. Break it up into topics or chapters rather than huge chunks of time. Hours and hours of unbroken study isn’t a good idea. Shorter bursts of 30 minute or 45 minute on e.g the eye, the kidney or the reproductive system is better than saying “I’ll do science today”. Take a ten minute break after each study block. This way you will retain more information.3. Practice, Practice, PracticePractising past papers will help you get familiar with the:*Exam format*Question style*Time pressure*Retrieve information quickerDon’t leave the past paper booklet lying in a corner – use it now.4. Exercise helpsTaking regular study breaks and exercising is proven to engage your brain in studying and improve your exam performance in the long-run. Exercise is a powerful enabler which boosts your brain’s ability to be productive. Take regular breaks to eat, drink, relax and just have some general time away from it all. Make time for a walk!5.SleepDo not underestimate the power of proper rest.Our brains are at their best when they are rested. Sleeping also improves the memory so cramming into the early hours is just counter-productive.6.Eat Well and Stay Hydrated Water is brain fuel. Skip the fizzy drinks and stick with water. Keeping hydrated is important not only in general but especially when revising.7.Reward Yourself- You’re Worth ItAllow yourself a treat after working hard or achieving an important goal. Whether it’s an hour on social media or an afternoon out with your friends, make time for you.DD EXAMS: HAVE A GOAL, MAKE A PLAN AND DON’T PANIC was last modified: April 16th, 2016 by John2Share 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:Donegal Dailyexam advicelast_img read more

Jurgen Klopp: Loris Karius will continue to face criticism

first_img Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade How Liverpool could line up at Leicester with midfielder set for lengthy absence Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more NEW ERA How Man United could line up for Newcastle clash – will Pogba start? Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes “I don’t like it, you don’t like it, he doesn’t like it, but they do happen. So let’s carry on and make the best of all these situations to learn from it.“No-one likes that goal but if we talk about the second goal I think it was Millie’s (James Milner’s) fault together with (Pedro) Chirvella.“Two brilliant footballers make this mistake, which one was the bigger? I would say the second one but we don’t talk about that.”Karius’ error handed the initiative back to the hosts, who pulled back a second when makeshift centre-back Chirivella’s pass put Milner in trouble and Amadou Soukouana ran through to score.Liverpool had led 3-0 at half-time through goals from Rafael Camacho, Sheyi Ojo and Adam Lallana, making his first appearance of pre-season. possible xi Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener gameday predicted who plays? ALTERED center_img Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp accepts goalkeeper Loris Karius is going to be regularly scrutinised and criticised until he puts together a string of good performances.The German’s handling was back in the spotlight after he spilled a free-kick which allowed Tranmere to score in the Reds’ 3-2 friendly win at Prenton Park. How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? Karius’ mistakes in the Champions League final are yet to be forgotten LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Tranmere’s official Twitter account initially posted a video of the howler but quickly took it down.Karius was at fault for two of Real Madrid’s three goals in May’s Champions League final defeat – after which it was revealed he was suffering from concussion – and Klopp knows the focus will continue to be on the 25-year-old.“Yeah, it will probably happen for a while until he has a few fantastic games, that is how the situation is,” said the manager.“We cannot change that. Our job is to perform and you do what you do and that is part of the deal.“You (the media) can all stop it immediately – promise? You never ask again, that would be one little step.“It is obvious, we don’t have to hide it. Yes he could have made that save even though the shot was not easy to deal with.“I’ve seen this situation 500 times at least in my life – ‘Bam’, against the chest, (ball) going down.“Now Loris concedes that goal but we cannot start the story always after each mistake. Mistakes will happen. 2 smart causal 2 highlights Karius has not had the stress-free pre-season he would’ve wanted last_img read more

HERITAGE COUNCIL DONATE €5,000 FOR STUDY ON HISTORIC DONEGAL CASTLE

first_imgKilbarron CastleThe Heritage Council has donated €5,000 for a conservation study on Kilbarron Castle in Creevy, near Rossnowlagh, home of Franciscan friar, Brother Micheal O Cleirigh, the principal of the Four Masters of Donegal who drafted annals which tell the history of Ireland from the earliest times.The funding was awarded to Creevy & District Community Development Cooperative Society, just weeks before the first Summer School to honour O Cleirigh who was born at Kilbarron Castle in 1590.The O Cleirigh Summer School on May 17 at Rossnowlagh will be the first in what organisers hope to establish as an annual event. Molly Reynolds, who helped secure the Heritage Council grant for the cooperative society and who is also a member of committee organising the Summer School, said: “It’s a long-held belief of mine that something needed to be done to preserve the memory of a local man who gave us so much insight into Irish history.”In a separate development Donegal electoral area councillors have donated €2,000 from their development fund to the O Cleirigh Summer School to explore its potential development.A closing dinner for the school and concert at the Sand House Hotel in Rossnowlagh will be preceded by a series of events including a presentation of art-work by schoolchildren of the area.There will an awards ceremony in the O Cleirigh Hall in the Franciscan Friary for paintings by the children of the imagined image of Micheal O Cleirigh of whom no authentic pictorial record of any kind is retained in historical archives. There will be a guided tour to Kilbarron Castle remains.Following a Mass in memory of Micheal O Cleirigh at the Franciscan Friary, events will be held in Rossnowlagh at the La Verna Centre, the O Cleirigh Hall, and a School Club at the Sand House Hotel.Speakers will include Dr Marc Caball, senior lecturer in UCD School of History and Archives who will talk on gaelic learning; early modern historian Jeffrey Cox who will talk of the Plantation of Ulster; Dr Joseph McMahon, secretary of the Franciscan Province of Ireland, who will discuss Franciscan Life; and Dr John McCafferty, Director of the Micheal O Cleirigh Institute(a partnership between UCD and the Irish Franciscans) who will talk on the Franciscan in Exile.The key address, a Eanna MacCuinegain Memorial Lecture, will be delivered by Dr Bernadette Cunningham, librarian in the Royal Irish Academy Library, and author of an award-winning book on the Annals of The Four Masters.The first Micheal O Cleirigh School is a partnership between a local Rossnowlagh organising committee, the Micheal O Cleirigh Institute and the Irish Franciscans. Information about the School can be found on the Internet www.mocleirigh.ie or on Facebook Micheal O Cleirigh School or from 0873863681.HERITAGE COUNCIL DONATE €5,000 FOR STUDY ON HISTORIC DONEGAL CASTLE was last modified: May 5th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:donegalKilbarron CastleRossnowlaghlast_img read more

New study sought on highway

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PALMDALE – A proposed highway from Palmdale to Glendale warrants further study, despite its $3.1 billion price tag, Antelope Valley leaders say. An initial design concept and feasibility study funded by Palmdale and Los Angeles County concluded that funding and building such a highway would be difficult, but that it is technically feasible. Palmdale officials said they would ask other entities to join with them in pursuing a more detailed feasibility study for the 23-mile-long highway. An exact cost of such a study hasn’t been pinned down, but some estimates range from about $2 million to $3 million. “We will send out letters to the various agencies to see if there is interest in pursuing a study,” said Leon Swain, Palmdale’s director of public works. “We realize it is not our immediate priority, but we need to be looking down the road.” Palmdale and Los Angeles County officials presented an overview of the result of the initial study to officials of the state Transportation Department officials, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the city of Lancaster. “It (further study) is going to require a team effort,” said Lancaster Mayor Frank Roberts, who is also an MTA board member. “It’s too big for one entity.” Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich, whose district includes the Antelope Valley, also believes the idea merits further study. Antonovich, also an MTA board member, noted that immediately after the 1994 Northridge Earthquake, Antelope Valley residents struggled to get to their jobs in the San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles Basin. “In case of an emergency, you need to look at having another route out of the Antelope Valley,” Antonovich said. “My interest is in working to see if we have alternatives for the Antelope Valley to get down below. We need to plan ahead.” Such a highway could attract anywhere from 43,500 to 55,200 vehicles a day by 2050. That would represent 30 percent to 40 percent of all the Antelope Valley traffic traveling to the Los Angeles Basin. The highway would face intense environmental scrutiny because about 90 percent of it would lie in the Angeles National Forest. In addition, its southern end is proposed to join the Glendale Freeway by a tunnel beneath homes in La Canada Flintridge, where residents and officials have regularly voiced objections to past highway plans. La Canada Flintridge officials said their community would oppose any project that increases traffic on the Foothill Freeway. “Their needs have to be considered,” Antonovich said. “This has to relieve congestion, not contribute to congestion.” The initial study, conducted by URS Corp., shows the northern end of the highway starting on the Antelope Valley Freeway northeast of Acton, near the Soledad Canyon Road exit. The initial study concluded that charging motorists tolls would likely raise $1.45 billion over 30 years, making the project unattractive to private investors. Putting together the entire funding package would take about 15 to 20 years. The study concluded that an all-tunnel design was technically unfeasible, but that a hybrid design with conventional roads plus two lengthy tunnel segments, the longest at five miles, could be feasible. At $1.9 billion, the tunnel construction would be the most expensive part of the project. Jim Skeen, (661) 267-5743 james.skeen@dailynews.com last_img read more

Men’s Golf Set To Compete at Tiger Invitational

first_imgThe Bulldogs battled wintery playing conditions last weekend in a 10th place finish at the D.A. Weibring Intercollegiate in Normal, Ill. Senior Drew Ison paced the team tying for 15th with a total of 223 after shooting par in the final round. Ison finished just six strokes back from first place. Freshman Tim Lim continued his strong start to his freshman campaign with a total score of 226 to tie for 23rd.Over the last three tournaments, Ison and Lim lead the team with a round average of 72.8 and 73.1, respectively and both have posted eight round of 75 or less this spring. Following the Tiger Invitational, the Bulldogs will return to the state of Iowa for the Hawkeye Invitational April 14-15 in Iowa City, Iowa as their final preparation for the MVC Championships April 23-24. Print Friendly Version DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University men’s golf team will travel to play in the Tiger Invitational in Columbia, Mo. April 9-10.center_img The 54-hole event is set to feature 17 teams including host, Missouri and  Missouri Valley Conference opponents Illinois State, Missouri State, UNI and Loyola.last_img read more

H&S® Plastic Wig Display Stand Mannequin Dummy Head Hat Cap Hair Holder, great head mannequin

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