Posted: June 8, 2018 KUSI Newsroom June 8, 2018 Updated: 9:05 PM Firefighters reach 100% containment on 265-acre ‘Recycle Fire’ in Campo KUSI Newsroom, #RecycleFire [final] IC reports the fire to be 100% contained. Crews will continue with suppression repair efforts through the weekend. For tips on how to prepare for wildfire please visit https://t.co/RtiMTEMqOK and https://t.co/qfAfagcmLE pic.twitter.com/Pp56bwsNNm— CAL FIRE SAN DIEGO (@CALFIRESANDIEGO) June 9, 2018One firefighter sustained a minor injury Wednesday in the first few hours of the battle to corral the blaze, which had grown to 265 acres as of mid-afternoon Wednesday, Cal Fire Capt. Issac Sanchez said. The so-called “Recycle Fire” was still holding at that size Friday morning.About 90 minutes after it was first reported, the flames had blackened roughly 25 acres as crews worked to stop them from the ground and aboard air tankers and water-dropping helicopters, Sanchez said. As the blaze grew to over 250 acres, authorities issued evacuation warnings to residents along North Campo Truck Trail, and later, to people who living on La Posta Road. But thosewarnings were lifted just a few hours later.As of 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, crews had the spread of the fire halted and its perimeter about 5 percent contained. It was at 15 percent containment Wednesday night, 30 percent Thursday morning and 65 percent Thursday evening.Crews will continue with suppression repair efforts through the weekend.The cause of the blaze — dubbed the Recycle Fire due to its proximity to a rural byway known to locals as “Recycle Road” — was not immediately clear, Sanchez said. CAMPO (KUSI) — A wildfire that blackened hundreds of open acres in the far southeastern reaches of San Diego County was 100 percent contained Friday afternoon, fire officials said.The back-country blaze erupted for unknown reasons about 9:45 a.m. Wednesday off the 31000 block of state Route 94 in the Cameron Corners area of Campo, according to Cal Fire San Diego officials. It sent a thick column of brown-and-white smoke into the air near the U.S.-Mexico border and prompted two evacuation warnings that were later rescinded. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter
Olawale Ajimotokan in AbujaFinishing touches are being put into Nigeria’s participation in this year’s Amateur Golf World Cup Championship (AGWC) that holds in Spain as the qualifiers hold tomorrow July, 6, 2019 at IBB International Golf and Country Club, Abuja.The Country Partner of TW Multimedia Ltd, Faridah Wada, whose company, won the bid for the country, said two players out of over 100 registered amateur golfers will be selected to fly the country’s flag in Spain in September. The two winners irrespective of gender must be from two handicap flight categories .The flight categories are 1 (0-14) and category 2 (15 – 28).The winners will be sponsored to the finals for an all expenses paid trip.Over 20 countries, including USA, Germany, France, China, United Kingdom, Italy, Mauritius, Sri Lanka, Morocco and Ivory Coast are taking part in the three days tournament.Although Nigeria will be participating in the tournament for the first time, Wada, however, expressed optimism that the Nigerian contingent will excel at the amateur competition.She also added the event will create competition among amateurs around the world as well as foster unity among the players.Wada expressed gratitude to Well Carlton Hotel and Apartments and Nigerian Local Content Development Board for making it possible to organise the qualifier.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Facebook By News Highland – May 27, 2020 Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Statement from the National Public Health Emergency TeamThe Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been informed that a total of 17 people with COVID-19 have died.There have now been a total 1,631 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland*.As of midnight Tuesday 26 May the HPSC has been notified of 73 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 24,803 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.The HSE is working to identify any contacts the patients may have had to provide them with information and advice to prevent further spread.Today’s data from the HPSC, as of midnight, Monday 25 May (24,730 cases), reveals:57% are female and 43% are malethe median age of confirmed cases is 48 years3,251 cases (13%) have been hospitalisedOf those hospitalised, 399 cases have been admitted to ICU7,891 cases are associated with healthcare workersDublin has the highest number of cases at 11,961 (48% of all cases) followed by Cork with 1,451 cases (6%) and then Kildare with 1,408 cases (6%)Of those for whom transmission status is known: community transmission accounts for 40%, close contact accounts for 58%, travel abroad accounts for 2%Dr. Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said; “To date, 90% of confirmed cases diagnosed with COVID-19 have recovered. But we cannot afford to stop the hard work involved in suppressing this virus.“COVID-19 is a new disease. Ireland and the world understand more about the virus now than we did at the outset of this crisis. What we do know is that hand washing, social distancing and knowing when to self-isolate do work.“These measures are the most effective tool we have to keep this virus suppressed and keep up this recovery rate. We know that the vast majority of Irish people understand this, and that they are staying the course with us as we continue to keep case numbers as low as possible.”Dr, Siobhán Kennelly, HSE National Clinical Advisor and Group Lead for Older Persons: “COVID-19 is having an impact on everyone in Ireland. We understand that as the country reopens in phases, people may be anxious. If we all maintain social distance, wash our hands well and often and know when to self-isolate, together we will keep this virus suppressed.”Dr Ronan Glynn, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said: “What we do today has a direct effect on tomorrow. In order to prevent any second wave of COVID-19 from occurring, we need to remain vigilant and cautious. Continuing to follow the core public health advice is the best way to protect our most vulnerable now and in future.” Pinterest Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows 17 more deaths from Covid-19 Twitter Homepage BannerNews WhatsApp Pinterest WhatsApp News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook DL Debate – 24/05/21 Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Previous articleNews, Sport and Obituaries on Wednesday May 27thNext articleDerry City players Covid-19 tests return negative News Highland Google+ Twitter Google+ A further 17 people have died from Covid 19 in the Republic.It brings the death toll to 1631.73 new cases have also been confirmed, and again there have been no new cases confirmed in Donegal.A total of 24,803 people have contracted the virus here.
English professor Laura Walls’s fascination with the life and teachings of Ralph Waldo Emerson began at age 12, when she stumbled across an antique volume of the transcendentalist leader’s “Essays: First and Second Series.” “[Reading the book] gave me a kind of permission to really think for myself and listen closely to what other people were saying,” Walls said. “I was getting a lot of messages at the time about conforming and doing what everybody else does. I began taking seriously the fact that here was a voice that said, ‘Dig below and you can think for yourself.’” Today, the decorated scholar is widely considered an Emerson expert, as evidenced by her recent acceptance of the Ralph Waldo Emerson Society’s 2012 Distinguished Achievement Award. She said she continues her mission of “helping Emerson teach students today” through her work at Notre Dame. But Walls said she still learns from Emerson’s writings because he is “somebody you just can’t leave alone.” When faced with a complex problem, she looks to the thinker for guidance. “He’s a brilliant writer who’s never satisfied with the second or third answer,” she said. “Every time you’ve got it all down pat and you’ve got all the answers, you come back to Emerson and it makes you think of something you’ve never thought of before, and you’re unsettled again.” Although Emerson and his writings always fascinated Walls, she said she began her freshman year of undergraduate studies at the University of Washington as an intended biology major. “However, I had this realization towards the end of my freshman year that what I was doing in the lab wasn’t what I wanted to do with my life,” Walls said. “This upsetting, Emerson-type moment made me ask about science itself, about what it was and what it did.” Just as she did in her youth, Walls said she returned to Emerson’s work once again, this time consulting his most famous essay, “Nature.” “After rereading this work, I switched my major to English and decided to pursue the Emersonian project of thinking through the nature of things,” Walls said. In 1987, Walls began teaching and working toward her Ph.D. in English at Indiana University, where she was able to reconcile her differing academic interests. “I got interested in history and philosophy of science at Indiana,” Walls said. “I discovered there how I could put my two lifelong interests of science and literature together.” A former faculty member at the University of South Carolina, Walls said she came to Notre Dame last year because of the high prevalence of “moral and intellectual seriousness” at the University. “Emerson was originally a minister, and religion was always important to him even though he left the ministry when he was younger,” Walls said. “He wanted to redefine religion for the modern world, so I was really intrigued at the thought of teaching Emerson and the American transcendentalism movement at Notre Dame.” The idealism present among Notre Dame students reminds Walls of her own beliefs, she said. “I get a sense that students really do want to change the world and make it a better place,” Walls said. “Idealism has always been a part of me, and Notre Dame is one place where my own intellectual and teaching ambitions are a good fit.” Since her Emerson Society recognition, Walls has continued working on a biography of Emerson’s contemporary, Henry David Thoreau. “We know a lot more about his life in the last 15 to 20 years through research, and surprisingly, there hasn’t been an extensive biography of him for decades,” Walls said. “I thought it would be a really good time, given I have spent a great deal of time on him, to write down what we now understand of his life story.” But the voice that sparked Walls’s 12-year-old imagination continues to inspire her, and she said she hopes her students experience the same powerful inspiration in their own academic pursuits. “I think young people today need to make this world their own, and once you really think a meaningful thought through and own it yourself, then it really is yours,” Walls said. “That’s the foundation for action and intellectual work.”