Park to open Saturday

first_imgCANYON COUNTRY – The city of Santa Clarita will celebrate the grand opening Saturday of Todd Longshore Park, a $4.5 million project named for a parks commissioner who died in April. Planned for 20 years on a hilltop with a sweeping view of the city, the 32-acre park features a tot play lot, hiking trails, gazebos and picnic areas. The 11 a.m. ceremony will be held at the park, 28151 White Canyon Road. Longshore died April 24 at age 49 of a pulmonary embolism. He is survived by his wife, DeAnn, three sons and a daughter. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champNate Longshore, the eldest son, had a stellar football career at Canyon High School and now is quarterback for the University of California at Berkeley. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

NEW CHARITY SHOP TO HELP KEEP LIFFORD’S VOICE ALIVE

first_imgA new charity shop is set to bring new life to the centre of Lifford. The shop will be based at Lifford/Clonleigh Resource Centre, a ‘not for profit’ Community Development Project, which has been working with and for the local community for the past twenty years.Almost two years ago, the Centre stopped receiving Government Core Funding under, what was then called, the National Community Development Programme. This meant that the centre no longer received funding to cover the costs of overheads and core staff, namely a Centre Co-ordinator and Centre Administrator.The centre has survived the change by becoming more innovative in terms of generating income to cover these essential costs.As part of the Centre’s overall ‘Sustainability Plan’ the Centre will be opening the ‘BLOSSOMS’ New2U Shop, this Sunday.Not only will the shop bring in much needed funds it will be a much welcomed resource, providing quality items for sale to the community at very reasonable cost, especially in light of these times of hardship for many people. The shop would not be feasible without local people’s donations and volunteering their time to work in the shop.“We have already recruited and trained thirteen volunteers and hopefully will recruit many more” says Anita McGranaghan, Lead Worker on the new initiative.“We value our volunteers and will ensure that they will be supported in their roles”The shop will initially open three days per week, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 10am until 4pm, but the aim will be to have it opened Monday – Friday, within a few months. The community have already donated many items and anyone wishing to donate can drop off items at the Resource Centre any time, daily, from 9am until 5pmBrid Foley, Centre Co-ordinator, emphasised “This is very much a Community Initiative supported by the local Community in relation to local donations and local volunteers working in the Shop. It is imperative that the Centre continues to generate income in order to continue to provide the much needed local resources, services and initiatives for local people, in particular for those people who do not have the same advantages in life as others” NEW CHARITY SHOP TO HELP KEEP LIFFORD’S VOICE ALIVE was last modified: December 3rd, 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:charity shopLiffordLIfford/Clonleigh Resource Centrelast_img read more

Real Madrid Βeats PSG 2-1 to Ρeach Cl Quarters

first_imgPARIS (AP) — Paris Saint-Germain’s dream of joining Europe’s elite with a Champions League trophy will have to wait another season, as Real Madrid delivered a brutal reality check by cruising through to the quarterfinals with a 2-1 win on Tuesday night.Cristiano Ronaldo’s powerful header — his 12th goal of the competition — and a deflected effort from midfielder Casemiro either side of a close-range finish from PSG’s Edinson Cavani sent Madrid through 5-2 on aggregate.Peaking at the right time, Madrid can be confident of challenging for a third straight title and 13th overall.PSG still has not reached the semifinals since its lone appearance in 1995. PSG’s ambitious club motto of “Dream Bigger” should perhaps now be revised. On this evidence, and last season’s humiliation at the hands of Barcelona, PSG remains a club more hopeful than convincing. Despite huge investment from cash-rich Qatari owners QSI since 2011, PSG has not been past the quarterfinals in that time.“We needed our heads and our hearts today. But we didn’t have both, we didn’t play as well as Real Madrid,” dejected PSG coach Unai Emery said. “Madrid deserved to go through. I think they controlled 60 percent of the game and we didn’t do enough with the 40 percent we had. Losing to Real Madrid itself isn’t a disappointment, but being knocked out in the last 16 is.”Trailing 3-1 from the first leg, PSG’s fragile defense crumbled and its attack offered little threat without the injured Neymar. The biggest bang from this PSG side was from the fireworks constantly let off by a section of fans behind one goal.Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates as he walks off the pitch after winning the Champions League round of sixteen second leg soccer match between Paris St. Germain and Real Madrid at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris, France, Tuesday, March 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)Cavani’s goal gave PSG some hope with 20 minutes left. But with midfielder Marco Verratti already sent off, scoring two more to force extra time was beyond a lackluster PSG side.Instead, midfielder Casemiro’s deflected shot looped past stranded goalkeeper Alphonse Areola in the 80th. He was gifted the ball after midfielder Adrien Rabiot dealt poorly with Lucas Vazquez’s cross.To compound a miserable night for PSG fans, who so badly want to believe this side can conquer Europe, Verratti showed terrible composure to in getting sent off midway through the second half. He got a second yellow card, having protested vehemently with referee Felix Brych after not getting a free kick.“Our fans got behind us, I apologize to them,” Rabiot said. “We tried but we couldn’t do it.”Ronaldo had already done his usual damage.The Champions League’s all-time leading scorer was given far too much space and leapt triumphantly to beat Areola with a downward header in the 51st minute. He had netted twice in the first leg.Ronaldo is hitting top form at a crucial time and has scored in nine Champions League games in a row, matching Ruud van Nistelrooy’s record.This was a huge test for a PSG side desperate to prove it belongs among Europe’s elite, especially after spectacularly failing last year — becoming the first team eliminated after winning the first leg 4-0. Barcelona won the return 6-1.“Maybe tonight they weren’t so good, but it’s also because we played very well,” Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said. “Obviously it became harder for them when we scored the second goal.”In the night’s other match, five-time champion Liverpool eased into the last eight, drawing 0-0 at home to two-time winner Porto after winning the away leg 5-0.Real Madrid’s players wave to their fans after the round of 16, 2nd leg Champions League soccer match between Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid at the Parc des Princes Stadium in Paris, Tuesday, March 6, 2018. Real Madrid won 2-1. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)The atmosphere was electric at Parc des Princes in Paris, with thick smoke engulfing the stadium a pre-match pyrotechnics were set off. PSG’s exuberant fans were asked to “stop letting off flares” over the stadium loud speaker just after the interval.This was all part of a concerted effort to motivate the players. The club’s communications department had released a video, urging fans to rally behind the team seemingly as a matter of urgency for the city itself. Neymar also posted a video on Twitter, with the words “Vous allez le Faire” (You will do it).Banners around the ground encouraged the team and some fans had already taken matters into their own hands. Late into the night before the game, a small group of PSG Ultras let off bangers, chanted “Paris” and banged a drum outside the Real Madrid team hotel.But all this bluster seemed more like bluff.After a fairly even first half, Ronaldo headed wide early in the second half — a warning sign.Moments later he headed home Vazquez’s pinpoint cross from the left after a quick break down the left from the impressive Marco Asensio, astutely selected ahead of Gareth Bale by Zidane.“Tactically we played the right way, we believe in what we’re doing,” Zidane said. “We closed them down high up the pitch.”Madrid could have had further goals breaking forward on counterattacks, with Asensio and Ronaldo hitting the post.—By JEROME PUGMIRE , AP Sports WriterTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Ray Winstone Blows Bubbles With West Ham United For Charity

first_imgWest Ham United players and staff have come together with actor Ray Winstone to show their support for the British Lung Foundation’s (BLF) week-long campaign to raise awareness of the lung disease idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), for World IPF Week (28 September – 05 October 2014).West Ham United Palyers Blowing BubblesThe Premier League football team, which is associated with the song ’I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles’, and devoted fan, Winstone, will join BLF supporters and campaigners around the world in tweeting and Facebooking pictures of themselves blowing bubbles (this year’s World IPF Week theme), as a sign of support to all those people whose lives are affected by IPF.People can also text ‘IPF’ to 70500 to donate £5 to help the BLF fight the growing impact of IPF on the UK’s health.IPF, which causes a progressive scarring of the lungs, has been on the rise in the UK for decades, and now kills around 5,000 people a year – on a par with conditions such as leukaemia.1,2 However, there is no known cause or cure. As a result, the disease acts with often-devastating speed: barely half of people diagnosed with IPF are still alive three years later, and just one in five will survive five years.3World IPF Week is an opportunity to help raise awareness for this little-known disease and to campaign for more research and better treatment and support for the patients and their families.Kevin Nolan, club captain at West Ham United, said: “I urge everyone to get behind World IPF Week as we are doing here at West Ham United and support the British Lung Foundation to help fight this devastating disease.”Actor and West Ham United fan, Ray Winstone said: “I’m proud that my club is getting behind the British Lung Foundation this World IPF Week. But this isn’t about club rivalry. This week is about raising awareness of a disease that affects 15,000 people in the UK, but that most people have never heard of. It can affect anyone, has no cure, and can kill with devastating speed.“It’s time things change. I’ll definitely be blowing bubbles and texting to donate in support of World IPF Week this year. I hope all Irons, football fans, and all right-minded people across the UK will do so too.”Dr Penny Woods, Chief Executive of the British Lung Foundation, said: “IPF is a cruel disease that is in urgent need of more attention from our government, to improve the level of care and services offered to patients.“Having West Ham’s and Ray’s support this year will go far in helping us raise the profile of IPF, and helping this disease get more of the attention and investment that we desperately need.”For further information about IPF, please visit the BLF website.last_img read more

Googles PowerMeter Will Help Reduce Energy Consumption Video

first_img This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Citation: Google’s PowerMeter Will Help Reduce Energy Consumption (Video) (2009, February 10) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2009-02-google-powermeter-energy-consumption-video.html Explore further Clean energy from local producers The data collected from these smart devices is displayed on a graph and shows the amount of power used and which device is using it at any given period of time. This will allow people to make smart decisions on how to better manage their energy consumption. (Physorg.com) — Google.org has announced “PowerMeter”, a platform that will help users track their home electricity usage in real-time on their home computer. This platform will receive data from “smart meters” and other electricity management devices that will collect detailed data on energy consumption. Video: Google PowerMeter Video ClipWith this new platform and smart meters, all of us will have a better understanding of our own energy usage. This is a huge opportunity for us all to save money and fight global warming by reducing our power usage.Studies show that with access to your homes personal energy information, it’s likely to save you between 5-15% on your monthly electric bill. For every six households that save 10% on electricity, carbon emissions would be reduce by the equivalent of taking one conventional car off the road.At this time Google’s PowerMeter is in closed beta but hopes that it will eventually be distributed to anyone who has a smart meter. The information from utility companies’ smart meters and energy management devices would be made available to anyone who signs up for access to their home electricity consumption on iGoogle’s homepage.© 2009 PhysOrg.comlast_img read more

Presiding officer run over by train says N Dinajpur DM

first_imgBalurghat: North Dinajpur District Magistrate Ayesha Rani A in a press conference on Wednesday evening said presiding officer Rajkumar Roy whose body was found beside a railway track might have been run over by a train.However, she said the CID has been told to conduct a thorough investigation to reveal Roy’s mystery death following the direction of the State Election Commission.Meanwhile, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, while addressing a Press conference at Nabanna, said she would definitely look into the compensation aspect. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsSome of the polling personnel who had assisted Roy at booth no 48 of Itahar block on Monday’s poll who attended the Press meeting, said there was no untoward incident as such. They said Roy had left the booth but did not come back.The mutilated body of Roy was found along the tracks located in Raiganj’s Sonadangi area by the locals on Tuesday. Apparently, it was apprehended that Roy was murdered as his body lay in a pool of blood beside the tracks. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedRoy was posted as an assistant teacher of English in Rahatpur High madarsa of Karandighi. Around 8 pm on Monday, intimating other polling personnel, he left for the toilet but didn’t return. His phone was also switched off. A missing complaint was lodged at the police station by the concerned BDO. Roy hailed from Siliguri’s Phansidewa. He is survived by his wife and two children.On Wednesday, the polling personnel, mostly school teachers, hit the street in Raiganj claiming that Roy was first abducted and then murdered. They raised the issue of ‘insecurity of polling personnel’ and had also boycotted counting duty on Thursday and resorted to a demonstration.Police superintendent Shyam Singh said he had been informed about the incident of the train accident that supposedly claimed Roy’s life by the GRP on Tuesday. He also claimed that the polling had been peacefully conducted where Roy was deployed.last_img read more

War of Words After HP Announces Split Dell Swipes Back

first_img This story originally appeared on Fortune Magazine October 7, 2014 3 min read Hewlett-Packard’s decision to split off its enterprise hardware and services unit from its computer and printer business represents a major turning point for a company in the midst of a multi-year plan to turn around its fortunes. In other words, what better time for Dell to take a shot at H-P, its biggest competitor?In the wake of H-P’s announced split, which will result in two separately-listed companies, Dell quickly made a play likely aimed at picking up some of H-P’s customers. “Dell is singularly focused on its customers and partners and is committed to providing end-to-end IT solutions that they need,” David Frink, a Dell spokesman, said in a statement to Bloomberg on Monday. “H-P’s decision to break apart its business is complex, distracting and appears to benefit HP and its shareholders more than its customers.”Dell’s Frink also told the Austin American-Statesman that it will be very difficult for H-P to completely separate its business operations and that similar processes at other large companies “have often taken years to complete.”If Dell’s swipe at H-P sounds familiar that’s probably because Dell is actually taking its cues directly from a statement H-P put out more than a year ago, when the former first announced its plans to go private through a leveraged buyout by CEO and founder Michael Dell and private equity firm Silver Lake Management. When Dell first announced its plan to go private as part of its own turnaround plan, H-P issued a statement saying that the company had “a very tough road ahead.”“[Dell] faces an extended period of uncertainty and transition that will not be good for its customers,” H-P said in February 2013. “And with a significant debt load, Dell’s ability to invest in new products and services will be extremely limited. Leveraged buyouts tend to leave existing customers and innovation at the curb. We believe Dell’s customers will now be eager to explore alternatives, and HP plans to take full advantage of that opportunity.”The tone and message of both comments are nearly identical: Cast doubt over whether or not the move will be successful, while questioning your competitor’s commitment to its customers.Of course, it’s hard to expect anything different from two long-time rivals. In addition to competing for customers for years, the two tech companies have also gone head-to-head over potential acquisitions, including in 2010, when H-P bought 3PAR for $2.35 billion following a month-long bidding war with Dell for the data-storage company.More recently, both companies have been linked to potential merger talks with data-storage giant EMC Corporation. And, while the EMC-H-P merger talks reportedly died last month after the two sides failed to reach a consensus on financial terms, H-P’s CEO Meg Whitman is not ruling out the possibility of a deal coming together eventually. Speaking at Fortune‘s Most Powerful Women Summit on Monday, Whitman said her company’s M&A strategy “is very much returned base and what is in the best interest of shareholders.” How Success Happens Hear from Polar Explorers, ultra marathoners, authors, artists and a range of other unique personalities to better understand the traits that make excellence possible. Listen Nowlast_img read more