Ellis stars with four-timer

first_imgChampion jockey-designate Shane Ellis will have a merry Christmas, thanks to a fabulous four-timer on yesterday’s 12-race programme at Caymanas Park.Saving the best for last, the 42-year-old jockey, son of 1960s champion Winston ‘Nero’ Ellis, scored a runaway win aboard the 43-1 outsider ROMAN SPY for trainer Donovan Plummer in the closing race over 1400 metres to move to 83 wins – 12 clear of his closest rival Robert Halledeen, who did not ride yesterday and has seemingly thrown in the towel with only two race days remaining.Ellis also won the fifth race for Plummer aboard 4-1 chance HOLOGRAM SHADOW, the six-year-old getting up in the nick of time to beat the front-running favourite RAGING PROSPECT by a neck over a mile, followed up with 8-5 favourite PERFECT FLYER for trainer Dwight Chen in the eighth, as well as 4-5 favourite ROYAL ASSAULT who made all impressively for trainer Anthony ‘Baba’ Nunes in the War Zone Sprint (11th race) supporting feature. ROYAL ASSAULT won by four lengths from ACTION MAN in the smart time of 105.3.Ellis, who won his first championship in the year 2000, was elated with yesterday’s windfall and indicated it would be much of the same next year.”My ability is unquestionable, so I will only have to put my mind to it in 2016. Looking back at the season, I told myself in mid-year there was no way I would be beaten by Halledeen and only had to avoid injury or suspension to win my second championship. The wait was long, but it was worth it,” said the popular jockey.Meanwhile, PHINEAS (3-1), with Wesley Henry riding for trainer Andrew McDonald, outfinished 2-5 favourite CAMPESINO under outgoing champion jockey Dane Nelson by a neck to win the Gladiator Trophy open allowance feature over 1400 metres in the smart time of 1:24.1.last_img read more

Extreme weather ‘major’ issue for Tokyo 2020 Olympics

first_imgLATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Japanese medical groups have suggested that failure to start the marathon earlier could “lead to deaths” from heatstroke.When Japan last hosted the Olympics, in 1964, the Games were held in October to avoid the country’s stifling summer humidity and heat.Muto said he would transmit weather data to national Olympic Committees to help their athletes prepare for the conditions they are likely to face.Speaking to reporters afterwards, Muto acknowledged that measures to beat the heat had increased demands on the budget.Organizers plan countermeasures from solar-blocking paint on roads to mobile misting stations.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award The CEO said that while the heat countermeasures could boost the budget, Tokyo 2020 had been able to make cuts in other areas.Tokyo 2020 was “absolutely determined” that the next version of the budget, due to be unveiled next month, would not exceed the $12.6 billion earmarked last year to pay for the Games, Muto said.The CEO laid out a rosy picture of preparations for the Games, with just more than 600 days to go until the Opening Ceremony.“Venue construction is on track and will be completed in time for the test events,” which will take place in the run-up to the Games.IOC chief Thomas Bach said Wednesday: “I do not remember any host city which was so far in its preparations two years before the Olympic Games than Tokyo.”Click here for more weather related news.” No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkcenter_img ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia MOST READ “Tokyo 2020 considers those as major issues,” said Muto, adding that organizers and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) were working together on ways to mitigate the impact on athletes and fans.IOC chief Thomas Bach said on Wednesday that medical experts were proposing measures to protect competitors and supporters throughout the Games.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissTokyo sweltered through a series of deadly heatwaves last summer, raising concerns for the wellbeing of athletes, especially competitors of endurance events such as the marathon and race walking.Organizers have already brought forward the marathon start time to 7am to get cooler conditions but officials are considering bringing the event even further forward. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum FILE – Mascots for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics Games Miraitowa (centre L) and Someity (centre R) pose during their debut event in Tokyo on July 22, 2018.The organisers of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics Games announced the names of the mascots on July 22. / AFP PHOTO / Kazuhiro NOGIThe possibility of extreme summer heat and typhoons in Tokyo is a “major issue” for the 2020 Olympics, a top official said Thursday, admitting there would be a knock-on effect on the budget.Speaking to bosses from Olympic Committees around the world, Tokyo CEO Toshiro Muto said the Japanese capital had endured “unprecedented heat weather and typhoons last summer.”ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next With UP faithful in mind, Bright Akhuetie pushes past pain to deliver huge shot Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View commentslast_img read more

Not yet the football I want, says Put after Stars win

first_img0Shares0000Harambee Stars head coach Paul Put watches from the touchline during Kenya’s match against Rwanda in the CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup on December 3, 2017 in Kakamega. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluKAKAMEGA, Kenya, Dec 4- Harambee Stars head coach Paul Put says the team is yet to show the brand of football he wants, but nonetheless accepts that he was pleased with their performance in their opening CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup 2-0 win over Rwanda on Sunday.The tactician who has been with the team for just a week notes more still needs to be done technically and tactically, but says it will be easy to work considering the quality, heart and desire he has seen the players exhibit during his first seven days. “This is not my kind of football we are bringing today. We have to do a lot of work; we need to improve the players. They have talent and quality but there is still a long way to go. But I must say congratulations to the players for the victory. They have shown they are willing to play as a team,” Put told Capital Sport after the match on Sunday in Bukhungu.Among the new players who wore the national team colors for the first time were fullbacks Dennis Sikhayi and Wesley Onguso, midfielder Whyvonne Isuza while George ‘Blackberry’ Odhiambo made a return after a long while.AFC Leopards youngster Vincent Oburu also got a cameo, coming into the fray for the final five minutes of the game.The Starting 11 of the Harambee Stars team pose for a group photo before Kenya’s match against Rwanda in the CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup on December 3, 2017 in Kakamega. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluPut adds that most of the squad selection was handled by Stanley Okumbi and second assistant John Kamau who have been with the team long enough and the Belgian says he trusts them enough to ensure the strongest Kenyan team goes out to play.While he reckons the Bukhungu Stadium surface was not one of the best to play his brand of football, the coach says he was delighted starting off the tournament with victory setting them up to hunt for the title.“What’s important is that it is the first game and it was crucial to get a good result. Rwanda have quality but the will and the motivation of the players was great. It was what we have been asking of them in training the whole week,” the tactician further pointed out.Stars’ next assignment will be against Libya on Tuesday in Machakos and Put hopes they can go on and pick a second win which will more or less put them one foot into the knockout phase.“Libya is a very good team and we should expect a tough game. It is a very crucial and important match for us and the first thing is that we need to ensure we don’t concede,” the coach offered.The biggest items on his to-do list before the second match is ensuring the players remain calm and keep the ball more often, something he said didn’t happen as much against Rwanda.“Whenever they came at us, we panicked and didn’t make good decisions. I was wondering why. But we need to be calmer and ensure we keep possession,” the coach pointed out.-Mohammed pleased-Harambee Stars captain Musa Mohammed walks into the pitch before Kenya’s match against Rwanda in the CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup on December 3, 2017 in Kakamega. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluMeanwhile, skipper Musa Mohammed admitted they struggled at some points in the match because they were a new team and were yet to grasp each other’s runs and movements but reckons things will improve against Libya.“We have gotten used to each other abit now and I think things will be better against Libya. We have set ourselves very well and hopefully we can be able to replicate this same performance on Tuesday,” Mohammed who skippered Gor Mahia to the Kenyan Premier League title said.Elsewhere, while his boss Antoine Hey refused to talk to the media after the win, his skipper Eric Ndayishimiye was gracious enough to speak and he said the team though disappointed with the loss will pick up and fight for a semi-final slot.“We have a young team which the coach is trying to build and at times we are bound to make mistakes. It was disappointing to lose but we have to keep our heads high and focus on the next match. I am confident we can get a win,” Ndayishimiye, the most experienced player in the squad said.Rwanda’s next match will be against Zanzibar on Tuesday at 2pm with Kenya facing Libya in the late kick off.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Spurs vow to pile more misery of Mourinho

first_imgCity travel to Wolves and Liverpool host Brighton on Saturday, while Chelsea travel to Newcastle on Sunday.Spurs are also yet to drop points after defying off the field distractions to see off Newcastle and Fulham.Mauricio Pochettino’s response to not signing a single player in the transfer window and delays over the club’s move to a new stadium have been a lesson in diplomacy for Mourinho.Rather than voice his frustration, Pochettino has consistently called for unity between the board, squad and fans and has been rewarded in the early weeks of the campaign.United, by contrast, look anything but living up to their name with divisions emerging between executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward, key players like Paul Pogba and Mourinho.Woodward’s failure to answer Mourinho’s pleas for a new central defender was punished as Eric Bailly and Victor Lindelof were exposed in defeat at Brighton.But both players were brought in at a combined cost of £60 million ($76 million) since Mourinho was appointed and the Portuguese coach has equally failed to harness their potential or get the best out of an expensively assembled squad.Woodward may now be regretting hiring Mourinho rather than going after Pochettino, who has led Spurs into the top four for each of the past three seasons on a fraction of the resources.The Londoners have lost 1-0 on each of their last three league visits to Old Trafford, though, and are also seeking revenge for defeat in last season’s FA Cup semi-finals.Reversing that run would be a strong statement of intent that they and not United will rival City, Liverpool and Chelsea for the title.– Emery’s era ‘needs’ liftoff –Unai Emery was handed a difficult start as Arsenal manager © AFP / Glyn KIRKA summer of change at Arsenal and West Ham has so far yielded no points for either, making Saturday’s London derby vital for Unai Emery and Manuel Pellegrini to kickstart their new regimes.One of West Ham’s nine new recruits at a cost of nearly £100 million will be in familiar surroundings as Jack Wilshere returns to the Emirates after a 17-year spell with Arsenal ended in July.Emery was handed an unforgiving start with the visit of Manchester City and a trip to Chelsea to begin his reign as Arsene Wenger’s successor.But the Spaniard is fully aware of the importance of getting a win to keep the fans onside.“We need to win this match,” said Emery. “I think it’s very important to show them (the fans) a better performance than in the two first matches.”– Summertime six pointer –Huddersfield sit bottom of the Premier League © AFP / Oli SCARFFIt may still be August, but Cardiff’s visit to Huddersfield already looks crucial for both side’s chances of staying up.Unlike free-spending Fulham and Wolves, Cardiff didn’t splash much of their new found TV riches in the transfer market and are heavy favourites to go straight back down.Huddersfield are rock bottom having shipped nine goals in two games to City and Chelsea.– Golden Boot surprise runners –Richarlison has lofty ambitions for his first season at Everton © AFP / Lindsey PARNABYEverton’s trip to Bournemouth pits two of the in-form strikers of the season’s opening fortnight against one another in Richarlison and Callum Wilson.Richarlison leads the early Golden Boot race along with Sadio Mane and Sergio Aguero after scoring three goals in his first two Everton games, and his lofty ambitions for the season ahead.“I want to be the top scorer of the league, take Everton back to the Champions League and reach the Brazilian national team,” he told Brazilian media this week.Wilson has scored in each of Bournemouth’s wins over Cardiff and West Ham and could be rewarded with a call-up to the England squad next week.Fixtures (1400GMT unless stated)SaturdayWolves v Manchester City (1130), Southampton v Leicester, Arsenal v West Ham, Bournemouth v Everton, Huddersfield v Cardiff, Liverpool v Brighton (1630)SundayWatford v Crystal Palace (1230), Newcastle v Chelsea, Fulham v Burnley (1500)MondayManchester United v Tottenham (1900)0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Mauricio Pochettino has kept Spurs unified as divisions have emerged at Manchester United between Jose Mourinho, his players and the club’s board © AFP / Ben STANSALLLONDON, United Kingdom, Aug 24 – A difficult start to the season for Manchester United promises to get even worse unless Jose Mourinho can turn a tide of negative publicity and inspire a reaction from his side against Tottenham Hotspur on Monday.United already trail title favourites Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea by three points after a dreadful display in losing 3-2 to Brighton last weekend and that gap could have doubled by kick-off at Old Trafford (1900GMT) with all three expected to win again this weekend.last_img read more


first_imgLife after Jim: Michael Murphy has insisted Donegal must maintain their high standards set my former manager Jim McGuinness.Michael Murphy has insisted that Donegal need to maintain their high standards set by former manager Jim McGuinness.The Donegal county board have yet to appoint a successor to McGuinness who overseen the most successful period in the history of Donegal GAA.Murphy reckons whoever is appointed to succeed McGuinness will have the full backing of the players, and said they must maintain the high standards which were set by McGuinness. Murphy told The Irish Independent, “It’s up to us as players to really row in behind whoever is going to be manager.” It doesn’t really matter who it is. That is all we can do as players. Whoever comes in, I’m sure they will do a good job.“Obviously, the standards have been set for us as players. Whoever the new manager is, we will have to maintain those standards. If not, we will have to raise them a little bit higher.This Sunday, Murphy has a chance to win his third Donegal SFC title with his club Glenswilly, but that game may now be in doubt. Glenswilly may be forced to have a replay with Naomh Conaill following an incident involving Ciaran Bonner.Murphy has also been named as captain of the Ireland International Rules team for their forthcoming series in Australia next month.  MURPHY – “DONEGAL HAVE TO MAINTAIN THEIR HIGH STANDARDS” was last modified: October 29th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:donegalGAAJim McGuinnessMichael MurphynewsSportStandardsSuccessorlast_img read more

Working out may make love life gym-dandy

first_imgVANCOUVER, British Columbia – Losing a little weight can do wonders for your sex life. So says Duke University psychologist Martin Binks, who presented a study Monday at a meeting of The Obesity Society showing that shedding a few pounds can improve things in the bedroom by making people feel better about their bodies. “You reap a lot of benefit from a moderate weight loss of 10 percent,” Binks said. “It’s a wonderful message. You don’t have to reach some ideal weight to be healthy and happy.” It is one of the few studies to examine the mental and emotional problems that obesity can cause for intimacy, not just the physical troubles such as hormone imbalances or impotence. Initially, 21 percent of women said they were not enjoying sex; only 11 percent said so after one year. “The number of males in the study does limit what we can say about men,” but feelings of unattractiveness and unwillingness to be seen naked also applied to them, Binks said. Even when many of them wanted to have sex, the excess weight made it an ordeal. “They’ll tell us about simple mechanical difficulty,” Binks said. That certainly was true of Carlene Wellington, 62, and her husband, Gary, 63, of suburban Tacoma, Wash. Both were a healthy weight when they married 42 years ago, until she started to “show love” by cooking massive amounts of food. She and her husband ballooned to 237 and 355 pounds, respectively, and their sex life suffered. “We had about 600 pounds in our bed,” she said. “I called it my workbench,” because sex was so physically difficult, he said. Carlene Wellington was embarrassed by her body. “I could get dressed without showing any skin,” and had to have the lights off when they had sex, she said. During sex, she often felt pressure in her chest, caused by anxiety and dread. She now weighs 153 pounds, and her tall husband a trim 235. “It’s just like being married to a different person, or going back 25 years,” she said. Her husband recalled the day 13 years ago – after the couple had just lost a combined 200 pounds – when he looked at his wife one morning and told her she had a cute butt. “I don’t know if she thought I was trying to make her late for work or not,” he said. But he was struck by how much he wanted to. The Wellingtons are leaders in their local chapter of TOPS, or Take Off Pounds Sensibly, an international support group that had a display at the obesity conference in Vancouver. The prospect of a better sex life could motivate some overweight people to shed pounds, said Dr. Ahmed Kissebah, an obesity expert at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee and medical adviser to TOPS. In overweight young women in particular, “We see some form of frigidity. They’re afraid of interacting” physically, Kissebah said. Binks said: “We are encouraging health care providers to open the atmosphere and encourage conversations” about these issues. Gary Wellington said such openness would help. “The term ‘love is blind’ is true,” he said. But now that he and his wife have both lost weight, “things work better,” and sex is again a joy, he said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “There has not been a lot of research in this area,” said Dr. Susan Yanovski, director of obesity research at the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. Improving your sex life “would be another good reason to lose weight if you’re obese.” The study involved 161 women and 26 men, average age 45, with an average body mass index of 41. (A score of 30 or above on this height-and-weight formula is considered obese). All were enrolled in a diet program at the Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis and had lost 17.5 percent of their body weight after one year and 13 percent after two years. (They regained some of the pounds they initially shed). They answered questions about the quality of their sex lives when the study began and every three months thereafter. The most striking improvement in attitudes was seen at three months, when they had lost about 12 percent of their initial weight. At the outset, 68 percent of women said they felt sexually unattractive. One year into the diet, only 26 percent did. About 63 percent originally did not want to be seen undressed, but only 34 percent felt that way a year later. last_img read more


first_imgBY EMMET RUSHE: This article might not go down well with some. It might touch on a nerve or two.But it’s time to realise that everything we do is a choice. Whether you realise it or not, where you are now regarding your weight and your current nutritional habits, is completely your own choice.(This statement does not apply to anyone with a genuine medical condition that prevents them from losing weight.) Type ‘Diet’, ‘Nutrition’, ‘Low carb’, ’Paleo’, ‘Weight Loss’ or any other related term into a Google or Yahoo search engine and you will get millions of options for free.Look up Amazon online and you can get full systems that will help you to lose weight. Look at sites like Precision Nutrition, Body Type nutrition, Shredded By Science, Go Kaleo, Authority Nutrition and they are giving endless amounts of information, again for free, that WILL help you to lose weight and keep it off.Each week in my articles, I give tips and hints on how to get healthier and lose weight.  How many of you actually put these into practice?The one thing that most of you have to realise is that the only reason that you cannot lose weight is because you simply don’t really want to lose weight.You might think you want to lose weight, but for most of you, the pain of giving up the foods that are causing your weight problems outweighs the pain you feel every time you look in the mirror.Daniel Meek of Body Type Nutrition wrote an excellent article on this very subject. In it he wrote;“Nothing about losing weight or changing dietary habits is easy. If you think it is, stop reading now because this might get painful for you”.“I’m sick to death of hearing people say that they want to lose weight and that they’ve tried everything”.“Because they usually have tried everything.Except the most simple, basic thing!Every powder, every pill and every single shortcut because they want an easy way out”. Does this sound familiar?Have you tried every fad diet to death only to turn to another one when the first has run its course?You see, it isn’t the type of diet, or the food that you eat that is the problem.The problem is your relationship with the food.  It’s the poor habits that you have built up that you ignore and don’t try to change.Drinking every weekend, eating highly processed foods, having chips with every meal each time you are out, eating nothing but sandwiches as your lunch, refusing to eat vegetables, refusing to drink water; the list goes on and on.There is an easier way to do it, only for most of us it isn’t easy.It involves eating food.Non-processed, whole foods.But that is no fun, because you tried that once and when it got hard or the weight stalled for more than a week, it was an easier choice to give up.The problem is that whenever people attempt to try and lose weight this way, they always go for 100%, and they don’t have to.If you aim for 90%, this allows you some leeway throughout the week.The leeway isn’t a 3 course meal that has 2000 cals in it, and then a few drinks before you go home.We have to be realistic here.Weight loss is simple, it’s not easy.If you truly want to lose weight, you have to accept that you will find it difficult at times.  It will be require change and effort and some people won’t be ready for it at the beginning.Here’s what you can do.Write down your food intake for an entire week.Look at it with an open mind.Pick out what you think is the one thing that is worse than all the rest.Try and remove that for 2 weeks.If you can successfully do that for 2 weeks, review your diet and repeat the process with something else.Keep doing this until you have switched your diet from highly processed calorie dense foods, to lower calorie nutrient dense whole foods.Start with this and you will lose weight and change your relationship with food.It’s your choice.#TrainSmartTo keep up to date with fitness and nutrition tips, be sure to follow me through the link below.https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rushe-Fitness/120518884715118EMMET RUSHE’S FITNESS COLUMN: LOSING WEIGHT – IT’S YOUR CHOICE was last modified: June 7th, 2015 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:emmet rushefitness columnyour choicelast_img read more

Businesses in fear – Gardai issue guidelines after another raid

first_imgLocal Gardai have re-issued a warning to the owners of retail commercial business premises after the selective targeting of five premises across Donegal since Monday night 11th of September.A spokesman said rural isolated retail premises are the target of criminals who have carefully selected their target and have a considerable amount of knowledge of the layout and security equipment installed on the premises.“These criminals are stealing items that are easily turned into cash on the black market such as cigarettes, beauty products, razor blades, off-licence products such as high-end whiskey, brandy and liquors. Cash should not be held overnight as it is the primary target of the burglars in these attacks,” he said. The premises concerned are:1. On the night of Monday 11th of September Kee’s Eurospar in Laghey.2. Wednesday night / Thursday morning 14th of September Value Centre Port Rd, Letterkenny.3. Sunday Night / Monday Morning 18th of September Kerman’s Top Filling Station, Tullygay, Letterkenny. 4. Sunday Night / Monday Morning 25th of September Bradley’s XL Shop & Post office, Crossroads, Killygordon.5. Wednesday night/ Thursday Morning 28th of September Supervalu Carnmore rd, Dungloe.The Garda spokesman advised owners/managers to review security arrangements and surveillance equipment in order to ‘target harden’ their premises & increase its ability to withstand robust criminal attack.Business persons are also requested to agree a protocol with local Gardaí on responding to Intruder Alarm Activations on their premises.Sergeant Paul Wallace Divisional Crime Prevention Officer based at Letterkenny Garda Station said commercial premises in various parts of the county have been the target of criminals in recent weeks. “The criminals involved are very focused well equipped and are very determined to gain access. In a number of locations power tools and equipment used to gain access were discarded at the scene. We would appeal to any persons who have had tools i.e. grinders, petrol driven con saws, axes sledgehammers etc stolen, to report these thefts to their local Gardaí. In addition please take steps to secure this type of property in sheds or outbuildings so they cannot be accessed by the criminal and used in the commission of crime.”Business premises require the following a basic requirement.1. Intruder alarm systems should only be installed by persons who operate from an established business address that can be verified & registered with the P.S.A – Private Security Authority. Information at www.psa.ie2. Intruder Alarm systems in business premises should have a back up signalling facility via GSM / Radio back up link in order that they can operate in the event of a telephone line outage. This is a basic requirement. 3. CCTV systems should only be installed by competent registered persons. Hard drives have to be secured or have a back up facility. If the recording equipment is not secure – you may as well have no cctv equipment at all.4. Roof and attic spaces should have wire screening to prevent physical access and have monitoring capability by the alarm system.5. Roller shutters must be properly secured and if electrically operated have a remote power outage/kill switch.6. Lighting should operate internally in conjunction with alarm activation to draw attention to the premises. Perimeter lighting should illuminate well without black spots to assist camera images.7. Safes should be securely mounted and have time locks fitted.8. The physical security i.e. perimeter fencing gates & condition of access doors is of paramount importance.9. Staff should be alert and report suspicious activity around the premises and be extra vigilant at opening and closing times.The public should be aware that the Gardai do not monitor alarm systems but provide a response if the system meets the requirements of the Intruder Alarm Policy. Intruder alarms should only be installed by contractors who are registered with the Private security Authority. Further Information at info@psa.gov.ieInvestigations are being coordinated from an Incident Room at Letterkenny Garda Station which can be contacted directly on 074-91-67170 during office hours or the General Station Number 074 91 67100 / Garda Confidential Line at 1800 666 111.Remember when investing in security equipment, remember quality & efficiency comes at a price, which if properly installed and used will help you to beat the criminal.Businesses in fear – Gardai issue guidelines after another raid was last modified: October 1st, 2017 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:CCTVGardaiguidelinesraidsROOFlast_img read more

Room to be impressed! TV star Dermot Bannon amazed by Donegal

first_imgCelebrity architect Dermot Bannon was spotted back in Donegal last weekend enjoying some highlights of Inishowen.The ‘Room to Improve’ star wasn’t here to revamp anyone’s home this time, but for a leisurely holiday by the sea.The team at Fort Dunree were delighted to welcome a special guest on Saturday when Dermot showed up with friends for a kayaking experience. “He’s never done kayaking before and he loved it. He said he loved Donegal,” said staff member Bernadette Long.Dermot Bannon and friends visit Fort Dunree. Image via @dunree2018 InstagramFort Dunree is a popular military museum which boasts breath-taking views of Lough Swilly and natural scenery.Water-sports enthusiasts can kayak beneath the fort with Inish Adventures and discover the many caves and rock formations at the historical site.“A lot of people travel to us to do the kayaking. Within minutes you are in caves. Dermot and his friends were well impressed,” added Bernadette. Dermot Bannon kayaking at Fort Dunree. Image via @dunree2018 InstagramDermot Bannon kayaking at Fort Dunree. Image via @dunree2018 InstagramDermot Bannon’s special edition of Room to Improve with Daniel and Majella O’Donnell was RTE’s fourth most watched programme of 2018. Over 860,000 viewers tuned in to see the property show, which was set in Daniel’s homeland of Kincasslagh.Dermot’s summer weekend in Donegal took him to Ballyliffin on Sunday. He went swimming at the local beach and called into Nancy’s Barn to sample their famous dish – the ‘World’s Best Chowder’.World Champion Chowder Chef Kieran Duey Doherty with Architect Dermot Bannon in Nancy’s Barn BallyliffinThe seafood dish went down a treat, according to award-winning Chef Kieran Duey Doherty.“Dermot loved the chowder and Nancy’s Barn and he plans to return again,” Kieran said.After dining on the terrace, the architect also checked out the restaurant building and offered his expert advice. “He said not to change Nancy’s Barn’s structure as it was perfect and he loved it with loads of glass to the rear of it,” Kieran said.So, no Room to Improve there!Kieran added that their celebrity visitor was a “real gentleman” and that he plans to return to Inishowen again soon.Room to be impressed! TV star Dermot Bannon amazed by Donegal was last modified: July 22nd, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:Dermot BannonFORT DUNREEInishowenNancy’s Barnlast_img read more

5 things we learned in the Giants’ end-of-season press conference

first_imgGiants president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi is a smart and affable guy. So he didn’t give much away in his end-of-season, state-of-the-franchise press conference.But reading between the lines, there were some things that can absolutely be gleaned from Tuesday’s Q+A with the media.Here are the five things we learned:1. Farhan Zaidi is in full controlIn prior years, this end-of-season press conference would have two, three, perhaps four chairs at the dais. Tuesday, it was …last_img read more