Busy Donegal road closed due to accident

first_imgTHE Lifford to St Johnston road is closed due to a road traffic accident near Carrickmore.Emergency services, including ambulance and fire brigade were at the scene of the collision.The collision happened between Porthall and St Johnston when a car collided with another vehicle, which was pulling a trailer.  The R265 road is closed and local diversions are in place. More to follow Busy Donegal road closed due to accident was last modified: October 28th, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare 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

Announcing the October Featured Geocacher of the Month

first_imgThis month’s featured Geocacher of the Month may be from down under, but his caches are out of this world. Congratulations to John, a.k.a. TeamAstro for being named October’s Featured Geocacher of the Month!October Featured Geocacher of the Month, TeamAstroTeamAstro is recognized for creating the Solar System series of caches in South Australia. This series of caches is the world’s largest scale model of the Solar System. He is famous for his creative hides and is the proud owner of the most ‘Favorited’ cache in South Australia. John is also an important part of the South Australian geocaching community, and is known for his friendliness and eagerness in helping out new cachers.A geocacher casting a vote says, “TeamAstro has literally traveled the length and breadth of Australia with his cache hides, inspired others to look skywards with their caches, and is completely selfless in the way he conducts himself around other cachers…He just oozes inspiration… Team Astro is an absolute force behind the caching scene in Australia.”TeamAstro will receive a collector’s edition Featured Geocacher of the Month Geocoin, along with a Geocacher of the Month hat and certificate acknowledging his contributions signed by two of the founders of Geocaching.com.Thank you to the fellow October nominees and all those who supported them. The nominees not chosen as Featured Geocacher of the Month will receive a gift of appreciation from Groundspeak. See a list of all the featured Geocachers of the Month here.Featured Geocacher of the Month IconThe geocaching community is encouraged to re-nominate those who have yet to be honored as featured Geocacher of the Month. If you know an outstanding geocacher who should be considered for the honor, send an email to geocacherofthemonth@groundspeak.com. Every nomination must meet the following requirements:Your name, the name of your nominee, their usernameA picture of the nomineeDescription (200 or more words) explaining why he or she deserves to be the Geocacher of the Month.Please inform your nominee that you’ve submitted them for the awardNominations for the November Featured Geocacher of the Month must be received by the end of the day on Thursday, November 8th.Once we have received all of the nominations, we will choose the top three candidates and post them on the Latitude 47 blog. You will then get a chance to champion your favorite. Our goal is to involve the entire geocaching community in this process so we might learn from each other.Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedOctober Featured Geocacher of the Month Nominees – Add Your CommentsOctober 12, 2012In “Community”November Featured Geocacher of the Month Nominees – Add Your CommentsNovember 9, 2012In “Community”Featured Geocacher of the Month Award WinnersAugust 25, 2011In “Community”last_img read more

Ashes rivalry to be renewed in T20 World Cup final

first_imgAustralia’s brute batting force and consistent bowling would be put through a stern test against a spirited England when the two Ashes rivals clash in the finals of the Twenty20 cricket World Cup on Sunday.Australia go into the match with sky-high confidence after chasing down a seemingly improbable 191 against Pakistan in the semifinals last night.But it would hardly be a stroll in the park for Michael Clarke’s men as England have played some outstanding cricket in the championship and just like Australia, they have been unbeaten since the Super Eights stage.England, who were hardly seen as title contenders before the start of the tournament, have been a revelation with an array of attacking batsmen and bowling all-rounders.They bat deep and have bowled with purpose and discipline right through the competition. Their fielding has been good as well.But Paul Collingwood’s men cannot match the Australians in talent and versality despite having the tenacity and confidence to take on their arch-rivals.However, the fast and bouncy Kensington Oval wicket will pose a challenge to the English batsman, who haven’t faced the kind of pace which Dirk Nannes and Shaun Tait generate, in this competition yet.The tearaway Australian quicks have consistently bowled at over 145 kph and have extracted disconcerting bounce from the bone-hard surface.But this being their first major championship final in six years, England would be as keen as Australia to take the title back home. But to achieve that, they would have to play their best cricket yet.advertisement”The boys have been responding well every time. The batsmen on top of the order have been giving great starts.Sometimes we need to finish the pieces of jigsaw,” said Collingwood.”We have very good players. We have selected players on potential and they have done fantastically well. We are confident they can deliver,” he added.Clarke, meanwhile, also has his eyes firmly set on the elusive Cup.”We have worked hard over the last 12 months to win the one cup that we haven’t. The boys are keen that we achieve what we had set out for. So we will come and play our best cricket,” said Clarke.last_img read more

The Luck of the Greeks

first_imgFORTALEZA, Brazil — Talk about close.Greece is through to the last 16 at the World Cup by the slimmest of imaginable margins: Thrashed by Colombia 3-0 in the opener, holding Japan 0-0 with 10 men, and only scoring in its final game.Georgios Samaras’ injury time penalty on June 24 provided the 2-1 win needed to eliminate Ivory Coast in Group C.After disappointing in their first two matches, the Greeks came alive against Didier Drogba’s favored Africans. Their reshuffled lineup produced a string of scoring chances — hitting the woodwork three times and narrowly missing twice with striker Dimitris Salpingidis.The secret to Greece’s success, Samaras said, was that team members played unselfishly.“There are no leaders, no heroes, or anything like that. There’s a group of players, who help each other and cover for their teammates’ mistakes. We share our joy together,” said the striker, who left Celtic at the end of last season.“It’s being a team. That’s what gave us the (European) championship in 2004, and that is what’s keeping us going now.”Greece’s ability to pull off surprises, like its stunning success a decade ago, has always been executed with one football boot in the exit door.Before winning the European title, Greece advanced from its group by a particularly narrow margin. Level on points and goal difference with Spain, it advanced thanks to a higher goal tally.Greece has since played at four other major tournaments, again making the quarterfinals on four points at Euro 2012, with a last-game upset against Russia, following a draw and a loss.“You always need luck on your side. But I do believe that in life, if you deserve something, in the end God gives it to you,” defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos said before the team left Fortaleza.The drama that comes with Greek qualification — the squad lost a standout player and its goalkeeper through injury early in the June 24 game — made the post-match partying all the wilder.Players celebrated on the team bus singing “I came to Brazil/Land of Pele/And everything looks blue.”In Athens, Thessaloniki and other Greek cities, fans with blue-and-white Greek flags poured into the streets for post-midnight celebrations, after nearly three-quarters of the country’s TV viewers had watched the game.For Giorgos Karagounis, Greece’s 37-year-old captain and veteran of the 2004 campaign, staying in Brazil means he can extend his record-breaking run of international appearances, currently at 138, before his expected international retirement at the end of the tournament.“Everybody is just very happy … The winning goal only came after 90 minutes. But that made the victory even sweeter,” he said.“I hope we get to stay in Brazil as long as possible. It’s been an amazing World Cup — an amazing tournament with Greece as a part of it.”TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more