WATCH: Exceptional family friendly home on the market in Drumkeen

first_imgA beautiful family home located in a quiet, scenic area less than 10 minutes from Letterkenny Town is on the market for €285,000.The property is finished to the highest standard with quality fixtures and fittings at every turn. Benefiting from a large detached garage and landscaped garden with external lighting and patio area.Occupying circa 0.6-acre elevated site lovingly finished with compacted Cranford Stone driveway and shelterbelt of treessurrounding the entire perimeter.It will undoubtedly make a beautiful family home and a must-see.You can view the full listing with photos by Joseph Reynolds here!WATCH: Exceptional family friendly home on the market in Drumkeen was last modified: September 22nd, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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)last_img read more

Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast — June 15, 2018

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Dry today through the entire weekend for an overwhelming majority of the state. That being said, it would be smart to keep an eye out for a few scattered shower in far NE Ohio Saturday afternoon. There may be just enough instability to fire something off, but nothing that breaks the dry pattern for anyone else. The dryness continues Monday too with good sunshine to start, but increasing clouds through the day, ahead of our next boundary, which is set to arrive on Tuesday. Temperatures climb a few degrees each day today through Monday, and we expect most of Ohio to be in the upper 80s to mid-90s for Sunday (as seen on the map below) and perhaps Monday. The limiting factor for Monday temps will be clouds, as any significant increase in clouds through Monday afternoon would take just enough off our top end to keep a duplicate of Sunday out of reach. Still, a dry, warm finish to the weekend will also start next week.Our next good precipitation threat enters the state Tuesday morning, with scattered showers moving into NW Ohio and north central Ohio. In fact, moisture for Tuesday morning will be mostly north of US 30, and then the system sags southward through the balance of the day and Wednesday. A big part of Ohio will actually turn out dry Wednesday, and the most frequent and intense showers sit over the southern third of the state, but we won’t get too cute yet and cut rains off in the north in our forecast. Instead, we will just tell you to expect a later start and later finish to the rains form this event in southern Ohio. Rain totals for the 2-day event will be from .1” to 1”. Coverage will be 80% of the state.We return to a dry forecast pattern for Thursday through Saturday. Temps will be near normal.Scattered showers are back for next Sunday, coming in and hitting NW Ohio first, before sweeping south and east from there. Rain totals are not spectacular, at a quarter inch or less.For the extended period, a front for the 26th brings .25”-.75” rain potential with 80% coverage. Then we end up with lingering moisture producing a few scattered showers for the 27th and 28th. Coverage will be 30% or less, and we expect no more than .1”-.5”. A much stronger front arrives for the 29th, but moves through quickly, bringing .25”-1” and 100% coverage. Then we turn warm and dry for the 30th on through July 2nd.last_img read more

Doping: India needs to get its act together

first_imgWalking along the pathway from the Pudding Mill station on the DLR line to the main Olympic Stadium in east London was a fascinating experience last week.After my experiences with the infamous Commonwealth Games in New Delhi, I was sceptical if I could get to an area from where I could see the main Olympic Stadium. Even before completion, it looked fantastic from a distance with trucks plying.No dust, no noise, and yet work was on in full swing.This is the venue which will host the London Olympics opening ceremony on July 25, 2012. And when I was told by a guide this is the venue where all the track and field events will also be held, I did feel a bit sick.Even away from home, news of eight Indian track and field stars flunking dope tests for anabolic steroids was big, with every Google alert making it ugly and scary. With just over a year to go for the Games, this is the worst news one could hear, though nobody expects a medal from Indians on the track, throws or jumps.The London Olympic Stadium, which will host the athletics events.Reams have already been written on the superstars who brought India glory at the CWG and the Asian Games. All that is forgotten and the focus is now on drug cheats, the Athletics Federation of India, sacked coach Yuri Ogorodnik, the Sports Authority of India and the National Institute of Sports, Patiala.With sports minister Ajay Maken also tweeting on Saturday that more ‘ raids’ will take place, it is as if people who abuse drugs are waiting to be caught! The point is, doping in India has been on for a long time and in disciplines like weightlifting, wrestling and athletics, using illegal means to improve performances is a well known fact.advertisementAs was expected, inquiries have been ordered and an impression is being given as if people behind this mess will be caught. That is never going to happen because this whole business of doping in sport is not so simple.If Indian athletes have been caught for steroid abuse, then everyone involved in the sport ought to be aware of this. Be it coaches, trainers, the federation or government agencies, everyone knew doping has been taking place for a long time.In a drug abuse case, the person who finally has to face the music is the athlete while all those who were around him or her vanish. In the present case, the sports ministry wasted little time in sacking relay coach Yuri and has blamed him for it.But the myopic sports ministry seems to have ignored a vital fact that two of the athletes – Hari Krishan Muralidharan ( long jump) and Sonia ( shot put) were not training under Yuri. So, obviously, Yuri didn’t get them the ‘ fix’. Last year, just before the CWG, when almost half a dozen Indian sportspersons tested positive for MHA ( methylhexaneamine), there was surprise at the outbreak.It was finally traced to food supplements which the sportspersons had consumed.IN THE current case, it has almost been presumed that stanazolol and methandienone, substances for which athletes tested positive, have been taken in a direct form – injections or tablets – by the eight athletes . Coach Yuri has been going from one TV channel to the other and shouting he never gave drugs and only administered food supplements. It is unfair that Yuri has not been given a proper hearing and is being asked to leave the country.Just to jog the readers’ memory, the first case of two athletes – Mandeep Kaur and Jauna Murmu – testing positive for steroids was towards the end of May when representatives of the International Association of Athletics Federations ( IAAF) came to India.It set the cat among the pigeons and the Athletics Federation of India asked NADA ( National Anti- Doping Agency) to test its athletes at the WADAaccredited lab in New Delhi. Six athletes flunked.But where the NADA has flouted rules is that a WADAaccredited lab cannot be used for pre- departure testing. This is not a case as simple as someone suffering from diabetes having to go to a pathological lab for blood sugar tests. If the WADA gets tough, the Delhi lab could also be in trouble.Having spoken to several sports medicine experts, I believe the athletes who have failed the tests now are victims of contaminated food supplements.It is for athletes to decide what they want to take as they are the ones who are finally responsible for what they consume. In India, it is the SAI which is responsible for distributing food supplements at national camps.advertisementSo if at all the government probe has to be a thorough one, what needs to be checked is the food supplements which these athletes consumed. This can provide clues to the mystery as athletes are not stupid enough to blatantly take steroids.The global food supplement business is a thriving one. It generates $ 200 billion annually and all kinds of new products enter the market every year.With all the ingredients in a supplement not mentioned on the label of a product, there is every possibility steroids may also be in the mix.Then again, out of this huge amount of supplements available for sale, just 10 per cent is consumed by professional athletes around the world.The rest is bought by people who hit the gym trail for sixpack abs or bulging muscles, unmindful of the harmful effects.Back to the sports ministry, it cannot throw its hands up and just punish a few and order raids. The ministry sanctions national camps and also the athletes’ trips to countries like Ukraine and Belarus.What say Mr Maken?last_img read more