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Stress guidance cuts compensation woes

first_img Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Stress guidance cuts compensation woesOn 12 Feb 2002 in Personnel Today Employers offering confidential counselling services to staff are unlikelyto be found guilty in stress compensation claims following a landmark legalruling last week. The Court of Appeal has laid down new guidelines stating that stressedemployees must talk to bosses about their problems before resorting to legalaction. The guidelines follow TUC research, which reveals a 12-fold increase in thenumber of work-related stress claims last year. The court overturned damages of almost £200,000 and ruled no job isinherently dangerous to mental health. It also ruled that firms are entitled toassume workers can handle the normal pressures of their job unless notified ofany problems. Diane Sinclair, employee relations adviser at the CIPD, welcomed the guidelinesas they will place the onus on employees to raise their concerns over stress atwork before taking legal action. “The Court of Appeal has reached the common sense decision. Employeesmust make their employer aware of any stress they are suffering as a result ofwork. Employers, for their part, must take complaints seriously and act as soonas possible to resolve the problems,” she said. Russell McCallion, HR director for London Luton Airport, also supported theruling. “Work is rarely the sole source of stress in an employee’s life,”he said. “Perhaps this ruling will help address the reality that stress isa factor in all aspects of life, not just at work. Employers do need to addresslegitimate employee stress concerns in a supportive and realistic manner.”Christopher Mordue, an associate at Pinsent Curtis Biddle, said the rulingwill mean HR professionals must re-examine their policies to ensure theyprovide effective counselling and occupational health provision. By Ross Wigham The guidelines will mean:– Employers will usually be able toassume that employees can withstand the pressures of the job unless they knowof some particular problem or vulnerability– If the employer offers a confidential counselling servicewith access to treatment they will rarely be held in breach of their duty ofcare– Employees will need to raise concerns regarding stress withtheir employers and give the employer a chance to do something about it.FeedbackStress prevention better than cureRussell McCallion, HR director atLondon Luton Airport, said: “First, the employee and employer can jointly address anyperceived issues at a stage before the employee is faced with a major healthproblem, ensuring an early resolution.Second, and of equal importance, the major stress imposed onemployee and employer in entering legal proceedings to resolve an advanced casemay be avoided.”Sally Storey, HR director at theQueen Elizabeth Hospital in Greenwich, said: “Although I support the move, I have concerns. Many staffwill be reluctant to disclose stress at early stages and this change in culturewill take a while to take effect. As an HR professional I am concerned thathard-line managers will be able to hide behind the excuse of ‘they didn’t tellme’.”Line managers should be as aware [of staff stresspost-changes] as they are now.”Martin Hinchliffe, HR director forWelcome Break, said: “This will encourage all employers to examine theirinternal procedures so they comply with the guidelines.”Perhaps if an individual is alone in finding an existingrole stressful they could be moved to a different role within the company.”TUC senior health and safetypolicy officer, Owen Tudor said: “Unions will certainly ensure that employers know theymust assess the risks of stressful occupations. We shall make sure our membersknow that the Court of Appeal has urged them not to suffer in silence but gettheir complaints about bullying, overwork, inadequate training and unrealisticdeadlines on record.” Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more


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Man with gun reported at USA Today HQ

first_imgFairfax County Police tweeted they are investigating the reports and are asking people to avoid the area.We are responding to reports of a man with weapon at the Gannett Building located at 7950 Jones Branch Drive in McLean. Please avoid the area, updates to follow #FCPD pic.twitter.com/cwz3c9wdUx— Fairfax County Police (@FairfaxCountyPD) August 7, 2019 Authorities have not confirmed that any shots were fired at this time.The Gannett Building houses USA Today offices. The headquarters of Gannett and USA Today has been evacuated following reports of a man with a gun in the building.The building is located just outside Washington, DC in Northern Virginia.A USA Today employee tweeted that the building has been evacuated.SWAT teams evacuation at @USATODAY HQ in Tysons pic.twitter.com/dCh6d160Uv— William Dyer (@wdyerz) August 7, 2019last_img read more


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Officials Consider Delaying Start of School in Palm Beach County

first_imgPalm Beach County School District officials are discussing a possible delay to the start of the school year, due to the coronavirus pandemic.Florida is seeing a spike in new COVID-19 infections, including 5,511 new cases that were reported on Wednesday.The district recently created a task force and also distributed a survey to parents, in an effort to determine options for reopening safely in the fall.In addition, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a series of recommendations for schools, in order to reduce the spread of the virus. The agency noted the risk of the virus spreading increases in these situations:-Lowest Risk: Students and teachers engage in virtual-only classes, activities, and events.-More Risk: Small, in-person classes, activities, and events. Groups of students stay together and with the same teacher throughout/across school days and groups do not mix. Students remain at least 6 feet apart and do not share objects (e.g., hybrid virtual and in-person class structures, or staggered/rotated scheduling to accommodate smaller class sizes).-Highest Risk: Full sized, in-person classes, activities, and events. Students are not spaced apart, share classroom materials or supplies, and mix between classes and activities.The district is also considering three education options for when students return: full-time classroom instruction, full-time distance learning, or a hybrid model that would involve students being in the classroom two days a week and then at home for distance learning the other three days a week.Superintendent of Schools Dr. Donald Fennoy says more than 66,000 parents and guardians responded to the district survey asking them which of the three learning models they prefer.“Right now, a district data team is analyzing all those results,” Dr. Fennoy told board members. “Generally, the respondents were fairly evenly split in their back to school preferences when asked about returning to school full-time, continuing distance learning full-time, or some form of a blended model.”Officials are expected to make a final decision on the format of the 2020/21 school year on July 15.Wednesday’s discussion is a virtual meeting.last_img read more


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England men lose Euro crown and boys are also beaten

first_img11 Jul 2014 England men lose Euro crown and boys are also beaten Defending champions England lost their grip on the European Men’s Team Championship when they were beaten 5-2 by Ireland in the semi-finals in Linna. Having won the title so well last year and shown superb form to reach the last four, the England team were outplayed by the Irish on a bad Friday in Finland. The morning foursomes were shared with Ryan Evans and Paul Howard beating Cormac Sharvin and Gavin Moynihan 3 and 2 but Ben Stow and Jordan Smith went down 4 and 2 to Paul Dunne and Gary Hurley. However, Ireland dominated the singles, winning four of the five games to march into the final where they will meet Spain, who beat Scotland 5-2, for the title. England’s only singles win was secured by Toby Tree (image © Leaderboard Photography) with a one-hole victory over Dunne. Otherwise the boys in green called the shots. Evans went down 4 and 3 to Moynihan, Ashley Chesters lost 5 and 3 to Hurley, while Smith and Stow were each beaten 2 and 1 by Sharvin and Dermot McElroy respectively. The England team will now face Scotland in the third place match. Meanwhile the boys long wait for title success in their European Team Championship goes on after they were beaten 5-2 by Italy in their semi-final in Oslo. It is ten years since England lifted this particular championship but the class of 2014 came up against a powerful Italian line-up who gave themselves a great start by winning both foursomes. Ashton Turner and Haydn McCullen lost 3 and 2 to Renato Paratore and Guido Migliozzi while Bradley Moore and Jack Singh Brar went down by the same score to Federico Zuckermann and Stefano Mazzoli. That left the English with a hill to climb in the singles and McCullen and Jamie Dick secured the only victories, McCullen beating Migliozzi by one hole and Dick overcoming Teodoro Soldati by the same margin. The other three games went to the Italians with Paratore beating Moore 2 and 1, Eduardo Raffaele Lipparelli beating Marco Penge 3 and 2 and Mazzoli coming out on top by two holes against Turner. England now meet Scotland in the third place match which is not only for the bronze medal at these championships but is also a playoff for the final World Boys Championship spot for next year in Japan.  Meanwhile Italy meet Sweden for the title.last_img read more


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Expect Lengthy Delays for 2 Months on Marvin Road (SR 510)…

first_imgFacebook178Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Washington State Department of TransportationDrivers can expect at least two months of lengthy backups near the Marvin Road (State Route 510) overpass in Lacey, especially during morning and afternoon commutes. A detour also will affect drivers using the southbound Interstate 5 exit to Marvin Road.The temporary reduced lanes and detour allow crews to convert the overpass into a more efficient diverging diamond interchange.The below roadway changes are expected to begin 9:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 9 and be in place around the clock until to mid-June.I-5 – Southbound I-5 drivers exiting at Marvin Road and turning left onto southbound Marvin Road will instead turn right and detour via Hogum Bay Road Northeast, Willamette Drive Northeast and Marvin Road.Marvin Road (SR 510) overpass – Marvin Road itself will be reduced to one through lane in each direction at I-5. Northbound Marvin Road drivers will not be able to turn right onto Hogum Bay Road and will be detoured via Willamette Drive Northeast.WSDOT needs help from drivers Check backups from the WSDOT mobile app.Allow extra time to account for congestion.Travel during non-peak hours whenever possible.Take alternate routes and defer discretionary trips.Additional information about this project is available at I5exit111.com. All users of this overpass are also encouraged to sign up for project updates and check for advance notification of ramp and lane closures.last_img read more


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Chorney and Ghegan Release Song to Benefit Sea Bright Rising

first_imgSEA BRIGHT –  Kicking off the new year, an original anthem to Sandy survival was born.Grammy nominated artist Linda Chorney was directly affected by Hurricane Sandy when her Sea Bright home was flooded. Fellow musician Michael Ghegan, whose Red Bank home also suffered storm damage, collaborated on a song called Bright Sea (Gonna Rise).Chorney premiered her song during VH1’s Christmas in Sea Bright special in a performance that moved the audience to tears.The recorded studio version now is available for download on Nimbit Music. Part of the proceeds will go to seabrightrising.org.last_img


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DONEGAL LEAGUE – ALL THE REPORTS, RESULTS AND FIXTURES

first_imgDonegal Junior LeagueReports Brian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionMilford United 0 St. Catherines 3 St. Catherines gained a well-deserved victory in Milford on Sunday. They took the lead when David Conwell latched onto a long ball to score past the advancing Caolan Mc Gettigan. Milford’s best chance came when TJ Evesson shot wide on 40 minutes. On the hour mark Chris Nelis latched on to a long ball over the Milford defence to slot home. The third came on 70 minutes when Shane O’ Rourke headed home a cross on the counter attack. Good team performance from the Killybegs men and best for Milford was Caolan Mc Gettigan. Referee: Joe McHugh.Kildrum Tigers 2 Gweedore Celtic 3Gweedore went ahead when Jambo finished neatly from the edge off the box. Kildrum equalised from the spot through Jonny Mc Ginty before going ahead from a great Damian Crossan strike from 15 yards. Gweedore drew level just before halftime thanks to an own goal. Kildrum had a lot of possession in the second half but couldn’t find the breakthrough and were punished with 5 minutes remaining when Eamon McGee broke through the middle and finished to the bottom corner.Glenea United 1 Drumoghill F.C. 1In wintry conditions both sides had to settle for a point. Drumoghill played with the elements at their back in the 1st half and put the home side under pressure. In the 30th minute Ritchie Moore picked up a loose ball in the box but his close range effort was well saved by Joe Coll. As the half progressed Glenea came more into the game but were unable to create a clear chance. In the 2nd half the home side began to see more of the ball but failed to test the visiting keeper. Drumoghill took the lead on 65 minutes when a cross from the right was steered home by Moore from 15 yards. Glenea pressed hard for an equaliser but still found it hard to get an effort on target. Moore came closest to adding to the score-line when saw a header go just wide. Glenea almost equalised on 85 minutes when Eugene Maguire’s through ball released Darren Mc Geever but he saw his goal bound effort blocked by a defender. Glenea finally got their breakthrough on 88 minutes when Gavin Mc Glanaghey’s pass found Darren Mc Geever and he slotted home at the near post. Decent team efforts from both sides in windy conditions. Referee: Marty Mc Garrigle.Cranford United 2 Cappry Rovers 3Cappry overcame Cranford in a tough game with a late winner. Cappry started the game bright and came close on a few occasions. Cappry took the lead when Benny Mc Laughlin turned a Cranford defender on the end line and squared to the incoming midfielder who slotted home. Cranford equalised shortly after through Arthur Lynch. Cranford could have taken the lead before half time when they were awarded a penalty but the keeper saved Kyle Black’s spot kick. Instead it was Cappry who went in at half time in the lead through a Benny Mc Laughlin goal. The second half was closely contested and Cranford’s task was made harder when they were reduced to ten men in a controversial moment. Cranford then started to play with more desire and equalised through Ryan Mc Gonagle. The game seemed to be heading for a draw but in the last minute Benny Mc Laughlin won it for Cappry. Team effort from both teams.Watson Hire Division One Castlefin Celtic 3 Kerrykeel’71 F.C. 1Castlefin maintained their 100% league record with a hard fought victory over Kerrykeel on Sunday. In a scrappy opening neither side created any clear cut chances. Kerrykeel took the lead in the 35th minute through a Myles Mc Bride shot from 20 yards which flew into the top corner of the net. The home side responded immediately when Barry Tourish broke down the left and crossed to JP Malley who tapped home. Castlefin started the second half the better and went close through PJ Mc Menamin and Malley. Castlefin finally got reward for their pressure in the 89th minute when Emmet White’s shot from 30 yards flew into the net. In stoppage time Castlefin extended their lead when a Ronan Tourish cross was slotted home by Malley. Best wishes to Castlefin player Simon Mc Glinchey who suffered a serious injury in the match.Dunkineely Celtic 1 Lagan Harps 2A minute silence was observed before this game as a mark of respect to the late Rodger Meehan who sadly passed away on Saturday. Dunkineely played with the strong breeze in the first half and had Lagan under pressure from the start. The first chance fell to Adrian Nesbitt who clipped the outside of the post from the edge of the box after 5 minutes. Other efforts from Andrew Mackey and Daniel Gallagher went just wide of the target. Lagan’s first chance fell to Stephen O’ Donnell, who cut in from the left wing, but his shot from 20 yards went harmlessly wide. Dunkineely took the lead on 25 minutes when Andrew Mackey fired home a free from 25 yards after he himself had been fouled. Dunkineely continued to press and Mackey and Nesbitt both had efforts go narrowly wide. Lagan got their equaliser on 35 minutes when Stephen O’ Donnell converted from the penalty spot.With the elements at their back Lagan came out strongly in the second half and had Dunkineely pressed back for long periods. The home team defended well and restricted Lagan to long range efforts. On 72 minutes Lagan took the lead when a long clearance from the keeper was not dealt with and Chris Toner won the race with the keeper to poke the ball home. Dunkineely fought hard to get back into the game and Cian Kennedy had a shot well saved by the Lagan keeper. Dunkineely had strong claims for a penalty turned down on 80 minutes. Andrew Mackey made a strong burst into the penalty area and was brought down but the referee awarded a free on the edge of the box. Andrew Mackey’s effort cannoned off the wall and Paul Murrin struck the outside of the post from the rebound. Dunkineely pressed for the equaliser but some last ditch defending by Lagan kept their goal intact. Dunkineely still seek their first win but this was a much improved performance. Referee: Marin Mc Anenny.Kilmacrennan Celtic 6 Curragh Athletic 3Kilmacrennan took the lead early against Curragh Athletic with a goal from Christy Connaghan in the 5th minute. Kilmacrennan dominated the game from then on. In the 25th minute, after some great play from Daire McDaid, Michael McLaughlin scored. The second half started off well for Kilmacrennan when Timmy Burke worked his magic, dribbling the ball through Curragh’s defence, leaving the keeper with no chance. In the 66th minute Kilmacrennan scored another goal when Burke laid the ball off to Michael McLaughlin who slotted the ball to the back of the net. In the 70th minute Kilmacrennan increased their lead further through Mc Daid. On 80 minutes Curragh showed great determination to pull one back when Michael Melaugh blasted the ball past Kilmacrennan’s keeper. A minute later Gary Gorman scored for Kilmacrennan after great play from Seamy Peoples and Liam McBride. Curragh then scored a great goal from the re-start from Colm O’ Brien. Curragh didn’t give up and scored again in the 84th minute, with a goal from a corner which fell to Calvin Bradley’s feet in the 6 yard box. This left the final score at 6-3 to Kilmacrennan. Best for Kilmacrennan: Rab Sandilands & Daire McDaid. Best for Curragh Athletic: Overall team effort.CT Ball Division TwoDunlewy Celtic 3 Raphoe Town 2Both sides came into this game on the back of good victories and it was the visitors who started brightest but it remained level at half time. The second half started well for the home side with Liam McMullen scoring from a corner. It wasn’t long lived however as Peter Mc Glynn scored from a free kick which caught out the home keeper. It remained tight with both sides going close but there was a moment of magic from Kieran Mc Geady when he latched onto a clearance from Kevin Doohan and rifled home a wonderful shot. Mc Geady then earned a penalty which his namesake Brendan converted. The visitors weren’t finished however and got a goal from Christy Boyle after a goal mouth scramble. Best For Dunlewey were: Kieran Mc Geady, John Cannon and Kevin Doohan. Team performance from RaphoeBallybofey United 3 Bonagee United 3Three times Bonagee went in front but three times they were hauled back by a determined home side. Frankie Mc Brearty gave the Dry Arch men the lead but David Whyte soon equalised. Gary Patton then put the visitors ahead but Mark Marley, on his return from injury, restored parity. Darren Hunter got Bonagee’s third before Whyte again added to his season’s tally. Both sides created scoring opportunities after this but the scores were on the doors and each had to settle for a point on Finnside. Best for Ballybofey United: Aaron Mc Auley, Kevin Boyle and PJ Browne. Best for Bonagee United: Gary Patton and Darren Hunter. Referee: Andrew Mullan.Glenree United 3 Convoy Arsenal 4The visitors struck first in the 25th minute moments after missing a penalty which was well saved by Daryl Gibson. They caught the home side out again when their striker’s shot took a huge deflection and nestled in the bottom corner. Glenree got one back through Patrick Mc Groddy. Convoy struck again in the 53rd minute when they worked the ball well down the right wing to cross it for their striker to stroke it home. The home side didn’t give in though and showed great courage to fight back. They scored from a corner through John Mc Clafferty and then in the 70th minute Colin Gallagher scored the goal of the day when he turned the defender and whipped it into the top corner to make it 3-3. Glenree had the league leaders on the ropes and had them pinned back in their own penalty box but another goal just wouldn’t come. Then in the 86th minute Convoy struck again from a free kick to make it four and that’s how it stayed. Referee: Ronan FloydOld Orchard Saturday Division OneGlenree United Reserves 1 Arranmore UnitedArranmore took the lead after twenty minutes when Christopher Mc Glanaghey finished well.They went two up ten minutes later when Danny Rodgers found himself unmarked at a corner and he headed to the net. After the break Glenree got one back through John Mc Clafferty when the ball was played across and it seemed to deflect off his knee and past the helpless keeper after good work from Vinny Mc Laughlin and Nicholas Nelis. Glenree pressed for an equaliser without reward. Poor defending from another corner allowed Mc Glanaghey to tap home for his 2nd of the game. With the last attack of the match Michael McHugh tapped in for Arranmore’s 4th. Team performance from Glenree. Christopher Mc Glanaghey and Danny Rodgers were best for Arranmore.Donegal Town Reserves 2 St. Catherines Reserves 1St Catherine’s started this game the brighter of the two sides. Chances fell to Ryan Ward and Barry Cannon before Town’s Jamie White and David Bustard saw their first chances come to nothing. The best chance of the half fell to Donegal on the stroke of half time when Ryan Hegarty forced a super save form Catherine’s keeper Rory Mc Callig. The game remained scoreless at half-time. Donegal Town made the breakthrough when Nathan Ward’s whipped corner was met by the head of Stephen Graham. His effort was cleared off the line but only as far as Adrian Ward who fired the loose ball into the Catherine’s net. St Catherine’s levelled the game on seventy minutes. The introduction of Donegal’s Declan Brown had a big impact and Donegal pushed forward at every opportunity. The winner came late in the game and it was Browne who got it when he reacted quickest to score after Devenney’s shot came back off the postGlenea United Reserves 0 Erne Wanderers 2A youthful Glenea Reserves side went down to a more experienced Erne outfit. Playing with the wind the visitors dominated proceedings but were unable to create any clear chances until the 33rd minute when, on counter attack, Michael Dorrian got onto a right wing cross at the near post and forced the ball home. Erne extended their lead on 35 minutes when Barry Mulligan created space 25 yards out and hit an effort which went in off the post. Glenea tried hard to get back into the game but found it tough going. In the 2nd half Glenea did come more into it with Dean Gallagher and Dean Mc Carry both forcing the Erne ‘keeper into a couple of good saves. Decent effort from both sides. Referee: Michael McFadden.Castlefin Celtic Reserves 1 Orchard F.C. 5Niall Bonner and Michael Doherty both had early chances for Orchard before Damien Mc Anenny and Paddy Dooher had attempts for the home side. Orchard broke the deadlock on 42 minutes from the penalty spot after Michael Doherty was fouled in the box, Doherty converted from twelve yards himself. Castlefin equalised two minutes later when Gary Mc Nulty’s thirty yard free kick beat the Orchard keeper. On the stroke of half time Orchard regained the lead. Castlefin keeper Jason Curran did well to save Niall Bonner’s shot but Joe McCarron finished the rebound. Castlefin started the second half the better but despite having most of the chances the home team were unable to find the net. Paddy Dooher and David Stewart both had efforts cleared off the Orchard line before Orchard got their third on 79 minutes when Michael Doherty set up Eddie McLaughlin who drilled the ball into the bottom corner. Niall Bonner added two more in the 84th and 86th minutes to make it five to Orchard. Referee: Vincent McLaughlin. Best for Castlefin: Team performance. Best for Orchard: Team performanceGlencar Celtic 4 Fintown Harps AFC 3Glencar started brightly and had the ball in the net after five minutes from a free-kick but it was disallowed for a push. They took the lead shortly after through, Steven Browne with a 25 yard effort which squirmed under the keeper. They doubled their lead two minutes later, Mark Graham nodding home from a Marty Brogan free-kick. On 25 minutes Glencar were awarded a penalty and Browne converted for his second of the game. Fintown started the second half brightest and Steven Thompson’s shot took a massive deflection to wrong foot the Glencar keeper to make it 3-1. Fintown were then reduced to ten men. Glencar struck again through substitute Sean Houston after a good move involving Marty Brogan and Paddy Collins. Fintown rallied and got their reward on 83 minutes to make it 4-2. With the momentum Fintown won a corner which was poked home to make it 4-3 with the last kick of the game. Good team performance from both sides.Glencar Inn Saturday Division TwoCurragh Athletic Reserves 5 Milford United Reserves 0Curragh remain unbeaten at home after a flawless performance against a strong Milford team. Curragh opened the scoring after three minutes when a Conor Gallagher cross found Gary Quinn who powered home a header. Curragh scored again on thirteen minutes when Gallagher picked up the ball and slid it through to Shea Hannigan who scored. Curragh scored again after thirty five minutes when Conor Gallagher found Aaron Bradley who slid the ball under the Milford keeper. Curragh scored their fourth when Rory Jones found Hannigan who’s deflected shot found the bottom corner. Curragh scored their fifth goal when a pin point ball from Jonny Corcoran found Owen Harvey on the edge of the box to score from 18 yards. Conor Gallagher was man of the match for Curragh. A team effort from Milford.Drumbar F.C. 2 Cranford United Reserves 1Drumbar started the brighter of the two teams and dominated the first 45 minutes however they could not convert any of the chances they had. At the back they were solid and Emmett Doogan was covering a lot of ground and creating chances. Enda Brogan finally broke the deadlock to give the home side the lead. Cranford didn’t give in and struck an equaliser from the edge of the box through a group of players leaving the goalkeeper no chance. Drumbar heads didn’t drop and they kept pushing for the winner. Darragh Doogan then broke from defence and found himself in the opposition box. His shot was parried into the path of Alan Cavanagh who finished well. Team effort from Cranford. Declan Mc Loughlin, Daniel Bennett and Emmet Doogan were best for Drumbar.Strand Rovers 3 Tullyvinney Rovers 0This top of the table clash in Maghery was played in what can only be described as wintry conditions. The game started lively with both teams having some nice passages of play. On the ten minute mark Strand broke the deadlock when Paddy Glackin was fouled in the box and the Strand skipper Brendan Brennan stepped up to tuck away the penalty. Strand pushed forward again and were awarded another penalty on twenty five minutes when Doalty Boyle was pushed over in the box. Up stepped the captain Brennan again for the same return. Tullyvinney came out eager for the second half and had a few opportunities to pull one back but the Strand defence stood tall and denied them. John Walsh got Strand’s third when he nipped in between the keeper and a few Tullyvinney defenders to score. Two decent team performances in wintry conditions.Donegal Junior LeagueResultsOld Orchard Saturday Division OneGlenree United Reserves 1 v 4 Arranmore UnitedDonegal Town Reserves 2 v 1 St. Catherines ReservesGlenea United Reserves 0 v 2 Erne WanderersCastlefin Celtic Reserves 1 v 5 Orchard F.C.Glencar Celtic 4 v 3 Fintown Harps AFCGlencar Inn Saturday Division TwoCurragh Athletic Reserves 5 v 0 Milford United ReservesDrumbar F.C. 2 v 1 Cranford United ReservesStrand Rovers 3 v 0 Tullyvinney RoversBrian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionMilford United 0 v 3 St. CatherinesKildrum Tigers 2 v 3 Gweedore CelticGlenea United 1 v 1 Drumoghill F.C.Cranford United 2 v 3 Cappry RoversWatson Hire Division OneCastlefin Celtic 3 v 1 Kerrykeel’71 F.C.Dunkineely Celtic 1 v 2 Lagan HarpsKilmacrennan Celtic 6 v 3 Curragh AthleticCT Ball Division TwoDunlewy Celtic 3 v 2 Raphoe TownBallybofey United 3 v 3 Bonagee UnitedGlenree United 3 v 4 Convoy ArsenalFixturesSaturday 08-11-2014 K.O. 2p.m. (Unless Stated)Old Orchard Saturday Division OneFintown Harps AFC v Arranmore United (K.O. 1 p.m.)Orchard F.C. v Glencar CelticErne Wanderers v Castlefin Celtic ReservesSt. Catherines Reserves v Glenea United ReservesDonegal Town Reserves v Glenree United ReservesGlencar Inn Saturday Division TwoMulroy Celtic v Drumoghill F.C. ReservesDrumbar F.C. v Keadue Rovers ReservesRamelton Mariners v Cranford United ReservesSunday 09-11-2014Brian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionKildrum Tigers v Glenea UnitedDonegal Town v Gweedore CelticCappry Rovers v St. CatherinesWatson Hire Division OneCastlefin Celtic v Copany RoversDunkineely Celtic v Gweedore UnitedKerrykeel ’71 F.C. v Lagan HarpsCT Ball Division TwoBonagee United v Glenree UnitedDeele Harps v Dunlewey CelticEany Celtic v Letterbarrow CelticFAI Junior Cup K.O. 1.30 p.m.Illies Celtic v Ballybofey UnitedKilmacrennan Celtic v Curragh AthleticMilford United v Lifford CelticDONEGAL LEAGUE – ALL THE REPORTS, RESULTS AND FIXTURES was last modified: November 2nd, 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:Donegal Leaguelast_img read more


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‘Insulating’ Paint Merchants Dupe Gullible Homeowners

first_img Start Free Trial Already a member? Log in Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details. Scammers have been selling “insulating” paint to gullible consumers for at least 27 years. Among the exaggerated claims made by distributors of these overpriced cans of paint is that the “low-e” coatings will “lower energy bills.” In addition to liquid paint, some fraudsters sell powders or paint additives, usually described as “miracle” products containing “micro-spheres” or “ceramic beads.”Every few years, the sleepy regulators at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) wake up long enough to send warning letters to the most egregious paint scammers. For example, in 2002 the FTC clamped down on Kryton Coatings International, a manufacturer which claimed that its paint was equivalent to 7 in. of fiberglass insulation. In March 2009, the FTC took action against Sumpolec, a marketer of coatings that were said to “equal R-100 insulating value.”To find them, just lift a few rocksIn spite of these rare actions, however, marketers of “insulating” paint continue to thrive. With a simple Google search, any Web surfer can conjure up dozens of distributors of insulating paint, including those hawking Nansulate and Super Therm.When I was the editor of Energy Design Update (EDU) — a position I held before joining the GBA team in November 2007 — I regularly exposed exaggerated energy claims made by paint manufacturers. My March 2004 article, “R-Value Scofflaws,” fingered the manufacturer of Super Therm. In June 2008, I wrote “Scam and Exaggeration Roundup,” an article highlighting exaggerations made by Nansulate. Although both articles were forwarded to the FTC, the agency has so far failed to act against either manufacturer.RELATED ARTICLE An ‘Insulating’ Paint Salesman Is Tripped Up By His Own ProductPodcast: Martin Holladay discusses “insulating” paint in a radio interview“A barrier to heat transfer”The manufacturer of Nansulate — Industrial Nanotech of Naples, Florida —describes its flagship coating as a “liquid applied home insulation.” The company’s Web… center_img This article is only available to GBA Prime Memberslast_img read more


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Roger Federer has impressive start to new tennis season

first_imgSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Switzerland’s Roger Federer volleys during his match against Britain’s Cameron Norrie at the Hopman Cup in Perth, Australia, Sunday Dec. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Trevor Collens)PERTH, Australia — Roger Federer started preparation for his Australian Open title defense in style with a 6-1, 6-1 victory over Cameron Norrie at the Hopman Cup on Sunday.The 37-year-old Federer sent his 23-year-old opponent from Britain back to reality in a one-sided match lasting just 57 minutes.ADVERTISEMENT View comments LATEST STORIES The No. 91-ranked Norrie had defeated Greece’s No. 15-ranked Stefanos Tsitsipas in straight sets on Saturday in one of the biggest victories of his career, but was outclassed in his first match against Federer.“This was a great start but obviously a long way to go here and in Melbourne,” Federer said. “It’s nice that I’m feeling as good as I am and played a wonderful match against Cameron.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionFederer started the match nervously and dropped the first three points, but dug out of a hole with trademark clutch serving. He discovered his groove by dominating Norrie’s serve and broke in the second game with a powerful cross-court backhand winner.Federer moved the British player around by crisply hitting the lines as he won five games in a row to take control of the set. Norrie was saved total humiliation by saving two set points in the sixth game to get on the scoreboard and earn healthy applause from the near capacity crowd. BREAKING: Corrections officer shot dead in front of Bilibid Kerber ended a five-match losing streak against Garbine Muguruza with a 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 win. No. 4-ranked Zverev beat David Ferrer 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (0) in the men’s singles match before the German pair combined to win the mixed doubles 4-2, 4-3 in the Fast4 format.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviñocenter_img Mentally-rejuvenated Nick Kyrgios to cut back on 2019 schedule Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Norrie seemed momentarily inspired as he gained two break points before Federer once again recovered to close out the first set in 31 minutes.The 20-time Grand Slam singles champion broke immediately in the second set and looked sharp as he cruised to an easy first-up victory in the tournament.Federer’s appearances at the past two Hopman Cups laid the groundwork for successful Australian Open campaigns.His playing partner Belinda Bencic will be aiming to give Switzerland the match when she plays Katie Boulter in the women’s singles match later.Earlier, Angelique Kerber and Alexander Zverev gave Germany a 3-0 victory against Spain.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READlast_img read more


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10 months agoLiverpool fullback Robertson warns fans: We have nothing

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Liverpool fullback Robertson warns fans: We have nothingby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool fullback Andrew Robertson has warned fans nothing has yet been won.The Reds meet Manchester City on Thursday.Robertson said after Saturday’s 5-1 Anfield thrashing of Arsenal: “You need to ask other teams about that.“We spoke about City last season and I’m sure every other team. did. They were very hard to beat. Of course we did it here in the league and the Champions League but in the league, not many people could touch them. But the thing is, they completed it and they’ve got their winners’ medal and the trophy.“Just now, we have nothing and that’s why at the end of the season, hopefully we can talk about it.“Of course we hope that we win it but we know how hard it is and we know two teams, probably even more, are right behind us and causing us all sorts of problems. We know they’ll be right on our tails so we keep our feet on the ground and hopefully by then we’ll be celebrating. But we take it game by game.“If teams are coming here maybe a bit worried then of course that works to our advantage. If people are worrying coming here, it’s a good sign for us. But it’s up to us to continue that and we need to keep winning games by doing that.” last_img read more