Carvajal, on Campaign’s hand: “Nor does the Committee know when to whistle”

first_imgLack of aim: “We forgive too much in the first part. We have conceded little to the opponent, but they have made us a great goal and in the end it costs us three points.”Barça, ahead: “We were three points up and now we are two down … It is clear that you can not sleep. Now to think about Wednesday, the first leg of a very very hard qualifier. We will try to make a good game to decant the balance in our favor And we will think about Barcelona. “ Campaign Hand: “Not even the Referee Technical Committee knows when to whistle. Sometimes yes, sometimes not … It’s strange. I wouldn’t know. Not even the players themselves know it. To abide by the decisions and to follow.”Fede Valverde: “TWe have to prove that we are a very good team “Sensations: “I have a fever, I am angry because obviously we came to look for victory and we did not get it. We had clear opportunities, we did not realize them and this is what happens to us. They reach us, they mark us and that’s it, we are leaving the game.”Complications for the future: “None. For my part there will be no complication. The matches that come are a very big motivation, we have to change, show people that we are a very good team and go for everything.”Little danger, but goal conceded: “When you play well but you don’t get the victory you stay as bitter as when you play badly and win. This continues, tomorrow there is training and you have to go one hundred percent.”last_img read more

Drought tapping water reserves

first_imgIt’s only three months into 2007, but Suburban Water System customers are turning the tap on a lot more than usual. Consumption is up by 25 percent in March and a little less so far during the first three months, said Garry Hofer, spokesman for Suburban, which serves some of Whittier, La Mirada and several cities in the San Gabriel Valley. “March has gone crazy,” Hofer said. “Already we’ve pumped about 3,000 acre-feet, and that was the entire amount” pumped for all of March last year, he added. It’s all because one of the driest winters in history in Southern California has people relying less on rain and more on tap water to keep their gardens and lawns green. MWD most likely will have to dip into its storage to meet demand, Muir said. The district expects to receive about 2.2 million acre-feet of water from the state water project and the Colorado River, while needing to sell about 2.4million acre-feet of water. MWD is better able to meet these demands because of $250million it has spent in the last 17 years on conservation and storage, Muir said. Some of the agencies that purchase water from MWD, such as Pasadena, and Central Basin and the Upper San Gabriel Valley municipal water districts, also have spent money on increasing conservation. “We’ve learned from the past,” said Art Aguilar, general manager of the Central Basin District, which serves the southeast area of Los Angeles County. “There’s been a lot of work done in the last few years to make sure there’s a lot more reliable supply.” Central Basin also has its own reclaimed waste-water system that provides as much as 10,000 acre-feet of non-drinking water for irrigation and other uses. “Our eventual goal is to have around 25,000 acre-feet,” Aguilar said. Timothy Jochem, general manager for the Upper Basin district that serves much of the San Gabriel Valley, said his district too is trying to encourage conservation. “The program is going at 100percent now,” Jochem said. “We’re continuing to do a toilet program and provide rebates for high-efficiency washing mach- ines. This weekend, we’re starting a new program for weather- based irrigation controllers.” Pasadena also promotes drought-tolerant plants as well as the same irrigation controllers. But even with this new conservation, water utilities in much of the San Gabriel Valley and Whittier, which rely on the underground water supply, probably will have to pay more. Carol Williams, executive officer for the Main San Gabriel Basin Water Master, said it expects to lower the level of water that agencies can pump at no additional cost. “Years ago we had near- record rain and got a terrific water supply that put lots and lots of storm runoff into the basin,” Williams said. “That’s changed now,” she said. “We’re seeing a very low- flow of water in the river. We’ll be relying on more imported water.” Still for Whittier, which has saved up its water rights, this won’t be a problem, said Dave Mochizuki, its public works director. It has banked so much that it’s going to lease out the rights to 3,000 acre-feet of water, Mochizuki said. The lack of rain also is hurting the Water Replenishment District of Southern California, which replenishes water in a large basin in the south Los Angeles area. Normally, it gets about 50,000 acre-feet of water from storm water, but this year, only about 20 percent of that is expected, said Robb Whittaker, the replenishment district general manager. (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3022 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The area has received 2.5 inches of rain since July 2006. In a normal year 13.2 inches would have fallen during that period. Free storm water that replenishes the local underground basin also is down by about 75percent. But there is some good news, regional water officials say. “We are prepared to meet any additional demands that may be placed on us because of the weather,” said Bob Muir, spokesman for the Metropolitan Water District. “We have more than 2.5 million acre-feet of groundwater and surface water stored. We’re more than prepared to meet demands.” An acre-foot, 326,000 gallons, can be visualized as a football field one foot deep in water. It also is the amount of water used in a year by an average family of five. last_img read more

West Ham to snatch a Champions League spot, Villa set for drop – Coral Daily Download

first_imgSimon Clare joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.The Coral spokesman previews Monday night’s Premier League clash between Swansea and Stoke, with the home side narrowly favoured for the win at 21/20.He discusses West Ham’s brilliant form, following their victory over Crystal Palace, and reveals Slaven Bilic’s side are 25/1 to finish in the top four.He also looks at the bottom end of the table and says Aston Villa are 4/7 to be relegated after they dropped to 19th in the Premier League with their defeat at Chelsea.Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfastlast_img read more

Around our Schools

first_imgWHITTIER – The Whittier Evangelical United Methodist Church will hold a free seminar called, “Are You Lost In MySpace?” from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Nov. 14 at its facility, 10262 Colima Road. Consultant Orlando Flores will examine MySpace and similar sites to show why these Web sites attract so many youths. Flores will give a demonstration of the sites, explain how they work, and what parents need to know to aid their child in using these sites constructively. For more information, call (562) 944-8909. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre Register for 2007 Holiday Camp WHITTIER – Registration for the city’s 2007 Holiday Camp will begin at 8 a.m. Nov. 13 at the Whittier Community Center, 7630 S. Washington Ave. The camp runs during the winter school break – from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 17 through Jan. 4 – and includes daily snacks, field trips, arts and crafts, sports and games and exciting enrichment activities. It takes place at Palm Park Activities Center, 5703 Palm Ave. Space is limited. For more information, call (562) 464-3438. Retired teachers hold lunch meeting WHITTIER – The California Retired Teachers Association (CRTA) of the Greater Whittier Area will meet at 11 a.m. Nov. 13 at the Greenleaf Masonic Center, 1200l E. Beverly Blvd. Retired teachers and staff, administrators, librarians, and interested persons are invited to the club’s business meeting at 11 a.m. and a luncheon that starts at noon. The program begins at 1 p.m. and features LEGACY, a three-person band and dance group that presents traditional music from both sides of the Atlantic. For information, call (562) 696-4474. Showcase features faculty artwork NORWALK – The Cerritos College Art Gallery will showcase the work of its faculty through Nov. 27 in its facility, located in Room 50 of the Fine Arts building on campus, 11110 Alondra Blvd. The annual exhibition includes works by faculty in many different media such as painting, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, graphic design, animation and photography. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday. A map of the campus is available at For information, call (562) 860-2451, Ext. 2612, or visit If you have an event or notice deserving attention, write us! Send your notice to Tracy Garcia, education reporter, at 7612 Greenleaf Ave., Whittier, CA 90602. You may call the office at (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3051, or send e-mail to tracy.garcia@sgvn.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

My Donegal with Caroline Carr of Donegal County Museum

first_imgShe’s the public face of Donegal’s county museum in Letterkenny. Here assistant curator Caroline Carr explains why she loves Donegal but sometimes finds things a little bit “cat melodeon.”What is your favourite place in Donegal and why? The view from the back of Muckish as it has remained relatively unspoiled for centuriesIf you could change one thing about Donegal what would it be? The perception that we are so far away from Dublin – even without a motorway we are much closer than counties like Kerry!Who is the one person that you look up to and why?My late Mammy, Mamie Rutherford Carr as you couldn’t have asked for a gentler and kinder one.What’s your happiest Christmas memory in Donegal? When I got my first bicycle, it was orange with white mudguards – it was best thing ever, apart from our Red Setters.What has been Donegal’s proudest moment in recent years? This year’s discovery of the heaviest gold hoard in Ireland since 1849 (4kg) and the extraordinary, by the book response of its civic minded finders.If you found a magic wand that allowed you to grant one wish, what would it be?Fair and accessible health care for all What is your favourite Donegal-made product?Football Special (perfect in a cheesecake), Donegal Tweed and I would just love a Donegal Carpet, a Gavin Morton Arts& Crafts one.Who is Donegal’s greatest ambassador around the world and why? Millions of people in every corner of the world and every walk of life have Donegal ancestors- what better ambassadors could be have. What has been the biggest compliment you’ve ever received?That people think that I am much younger than I actually am.Who is your favourite Donegal sportsperson of all time?Chloe Magee, Badminton player who is a 3 times Olympian, European medalist and 10 times Irish National Champion.What is your favourite Donegal restaurant?The Lobster Pot in BurtonportWhat is your favourite Donegal saying or expression?Cat melodeon meaning awful, terrible, just wile bad.What is the biggest challenge facing the people of Donegal today?Brexit/ Border issue as we have 161km Border with Northern Ireland, 89 Official Crossing Points (haven’t a clue on how many unofficial border crossings there are) and only an 11km border with Co Leitrim without a solution in sight, so we are heading into the unknown.What is your favourite food that you associate with Donegal?Bruitin (pronounced broo-cheen) which is mashed potatoes and butter and milk and scallions/ onions.Is there anything that really annoys you about Donegal or its people?More a general one – People who don’t mind their own business because they honestly think they know better and like spreading their untrue version.Do you have a favourite local band?Altan, they have been fantastic ambassadors over the years bringing Donegal fiddle music to audiences all over the world.If you had a million euro to improve something in Donegal what would it be?Have to biased here, so would add an extension onto Donegal County MuseumWhere’s the most unusual place you’ve logged on to Donegal Daily?East Iceland, in a town with population of 57.Is there anything about Donegal that you are very proud of? (example: our culture/language)To quote CS Lewis, “London has its peculiar ‘Londonness’ and Donegal has its ‘Donegality’” – our intangible Donegal ways.What is the most rewarding thing about what you do?I’m extraordinarily lucky to have an unusual, interesting and rewarding job where I get to uncover the stories of our county, people and place that may have gone untold, help preserve Donegal’s archaeological and cultural heritage and to meet people from all walks of life .My Donegal with Caroline Carr of Donegal County Museum was last modified: December 30th, 2018 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:Caroline CarrDonegal County MuseumMY DONEGALlast_img read more


first_imgTo celebrate the year of The Gathering, the Donegal Gathering and Earagail Arts Festival have teamed up to commission a new signature tune by some of Ireland’s well loved artists that reaches beyond its birthplace in Donegal.Written and produced collaboratively by Donegal native Mickey Joe Harte, Strabane’s global folk star Paul Brady and North American musician and producer John Condron.With its inspiration and soul drawn from the composers’ and performers’ sense of their home place and nurtured with the support of many people in the community, Come Gather All was recorded in the hills of Donegal and thus has a unique Donegal flavour to it. Commenting on the recording, the driving force of the project Mickey Joe Harte said “There was a little bit of magic in the air, and a fair wind filled the sails during the recording of “COME GATHER ALL” considering most of the artists had never worked together as a unit, it seemed that in studio there was a common understanding and determination to do what was best for the song.“That energy and cohesiveness from everyone involved can be enjoyed for all now. You can here these contributions all over the recording.. And to help you pick them out here’s some names you might recognise and some you might not… YET!! The Henry girls ( Karen, Lorna and Joleen Mc Laughlin), Pat Gallagher ( Goats Don’t shave), Declan & Kieran Mc Clafferty (In Their Thousands) Martin Tourish, Paul Tully, Gary Porter and Rory Gallagher.”About the ethos of the song he added “Being Irish was always something that brought mixed emotions to me as a kid growing up in the turbulent, sometimes confused and troubled climate that was Lifford, a town that borders Northern Ireland.“However, it was by no means all bad, and mostly good, and there were many invisible support networks in the small community that made life in the most part interesting, enjoyable and definitely colourful. Thankfully these networks are characteristic of the Irish landscape at large, no matter what side of the divide you happen to fall on.” “That divide is thankfully closing and this is in no small part down to the effort of local communities on both sides of the border. These communities have inadvertently helped to shape this new song and as one of the writers and producers, I hope the sentiment will ring true across all divides. This is our way of saying that we are collectively proud of all the good things that being Irish means. This song and the “gathering” of performers was an opportunity to come together and offer something that is true to us and where we come from – and something we are proud to be part of.”Paddy Harte, Chairman of The Donegal Gathering steering group, said the song has at its heart an inclusiveness which reaches out to everyone who feels a connection with Donegal and to those who embrace their Irish identity across the globe.“This has been very much a team effort culminating in the final recording in Termon. It has enjoyed generous support from the Riverine Project, the Earagail Arts Festival, the Arts Council of Ireland and the Donegal Gathering as well as a range of local businesses from across the county including The Bank Bistro in Dungloe, the Mount Errigal Hotel and Arena 7 in Letterkenny, who all provided sponsorship. This is Donegal at its very best, working together to better our home-place and to encourage all of us to stay connected at home and beyond as part of the larger Irish Diaspora.”Paul Brown, Festival Director with the Earagail Arts Festival added “There could be no more fitting homage to the 25th anniversary of the Earagail Arts Festival, than through the medium of a new music commission by some of Ireland’s most established musicians and one that features so much emerging Donegal musical talent. It’s a fantastic piece of music with significant international appeal and a song that connects with all Irish people at home and abroad, whether in the home of Donegal native or the workplace of our Irish diaspora – wherever they are in the world. Recorded in the heart of Donegal at the incredible Attica Audio in Termon “Come Gather All” will be a celebration of the culture and heritage of Ireland to the world.”“Come Gather All” will and available to listen to via and and from Friday 5th April 2013. For more information visit on the Earagail Arts Festival 25th anniversary programme , the Donegal Gathering and the national year of The Gathering / / www.thegatheringirleand.comTHE DONEGAL GATHERING RELEASES ITS MUSICAL ANTHEM was last modified: April 4th, 2013 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:Mickey Joe HartePaul BradyThe Donegal Gatheringlast_img read more

Spiral Galaxy Upset

first_imgIn 1964, C. C. Lin and Frank Shu looked at the galaxy’s curvaceous arms and said, “You are my density.”  The density-wave theory of spiral arm formation was married to galactic astronomy for nearly a half century.  Now, however, we are back to the future, where theories do not always fulfill their destiny.  An upstart postgrad told the Royal Astronomical Society has debunked the old theory and proposed a new one.    The press release from the Royal Astronomical Society says, “A study of spiral patterns found in galaxies like our Milky Way could overturn the theory of how the spiral arm features form and evolve.”  Robert Grand found it “impossible to reproduce” spiral arms in simulations using the density-wave model of Lin and Shu. Since 1960s, the most widely accepted explanation has been that the spiral arm features move like a Mexican wave in a crowd, passing through a population of stars that then return to their original position.  Instead, computer simulations run by Grand and his colleagues at University College London’s Mullard Space Science Laboratory (MSSL) suggest that the stars actually rotate with the arms.  In addition, rather than being permanent features the arms are transient, breaking up and new arms forming over a period of about 80-100 million years.A statement about this new idea has already found its way into the Wikipedia entry on spiral galaxies.  Grand said of his model, “As well as helping us understand the evolution of our own galaxy, it may have applications for regions of star formation.”    Whether or not Grand’s new theory will survive a half century, the take-home lesson from the story is that a theory can be “widely accepted” by experts for decades, only to be found “impossible” later.The density-wave model was favored partly because it answered the galaxy wind-up problem – the conundrum that after billions of years, spiral arms would be wound up so tightly as to be undiscernible (see Jason Lisle’s explanation at Answers in Genesis under “Spiral Galaxies”).    Grand was careful to tweak his model to make sure spiral arms are transient and can re-evolve as often as necessary.  Whether or not his computer simulations have anything to do with external reality is the question.(Visited 20 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Facebook Class-Action Suit is Just a Speed Bump

first_imgFacebook is negotiating a settlement to a class-action lawsuit filed by members who objected to the social network using their likenesses to pitch products in ads called sponsored stories. Given the importance of these ads to Facebook’s business, what impact will the case have on the company?Most marketers know that you are more likely to respond to a recommendation from a friend than a pitch from an advertiser. Facebook sponsored stories are fertile ground to exploit this tendency.Sponsored stories are product ads that show pictures of your friends who have “liked” the product. Far and away, they have been the most effective form of advertising on Facebook. In the second quarter, Facebook users were more than twice as likely to click on sponsored stories compared to traditional display ads.But a suit filed in federal court in California last year argues that state law requires compensation for people whose likenesses are used in ads. Friday, a judge rejected a settlement agreement that would have split $20 million among charities that protect consumer rights. (Facebook had argued that paying the plaintiffs directly would not be worthwhile, as the amount of damages that would go to each of the 70 million individuals affected would be miniscule.) In rejecting the settlement, the judge raised concerns about the percentage of the settlement and legal fees going to the law firms that brought the case.The two sides are continuing to work toward an acceptable settlement, according to published reports.It’s unclear what impact such a settlement would have on Facebook’s bottom line. Last week we reported on a test program in which people were shown ads regardless of whether or not their friends had liked the brand behind the ad. We’ve asked Facebook for comment and will update when we get a response, but in the past the company has declined to comment on pending litigation.Small Speed Bump For FacebookSponsored stories have been the most effective of all the campaigns run by social media advertising firm Compass Labs, said the company’s CEO, Dilip Venkatachari. He expects that any settlement would include provisions to make it easier for Facebook users to opt out of having their image included in sponsored stories. However, he does not expect such a settlement to have a big impact on Facebook’s revenue or its advertising programs.“This could have a revenue impact,” Venkatachari said. “However, given how much data users publicly share on Facebook, we don’t foresee many users opting out of sponsored stories, so we don’t think the impact will be too severe.”Facebook members “want friends and family to know what articles they are reading, what music they are listening to,” Venkatachari said. “For example, I now know how often friends of mine go running and the distance. All this information is extremely valuable to advertisers, and . . . this opens up an extremely compelling revenue stream for the social network that could alleviate any potential negative impact from sponsored story opt-outs.” dave copeland Tags:#advertising#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts center_img Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…last_img read more

Sixth edition of Heat Action Plan launched in Ahmedabad

first_imgAhmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) in partnership with civil society groups and its partner NGOs on Wednesday launched 6th edition of Heat Action Plan (HAP) to protect city dwellers from climate fueled scorching temperatures.The 2018 Ahmedabad heat action plan released on Wednesday features several key elements like expanding use of cool roofs, reflective paint on buildings to inside temperatures lower, increasing access to drinking water and training medical professionals to help protects patients during extreme heats.The civic body has partnered with Gandhinagar-based Indian Institute of Public Health (IIPH) and US based Natural Resources Defence Council (NRDC) along with other groups and NGOs to design and implement the action plan, which was first launched in 2013.The comprehensive plan has an early warning system used during heat waves, a robust public education campaign about how to avoid harm from excessive heat, inter-agency coordination to alert residents of predicted high temperatures, training for health care professionals to prevent heat-related illnesses and death, and mapping of high-risk areas and communications.“India is showing the world that in our fight against climate change we can take smart steps right now to protect millions of people from deadly heat waves. AMC’s groundbreaking heat action plan helped demonstrate that it’s feasible, cost-effective and sensible to create similar heat preparedness plans across Indian cities and states,” said Sayantan Sarkar of NRDC’s India Initiative.In May of 2010, Ahmedabad suffered a major heat wave as temperatures exceeded 46.8°C, which led to 1,344 additional deaths that month, as compared to the 2009 and 2011 average. That served as a wakeup call that intergovernmental agency action, preparedness, and community outreach was needed to save lives, and prompted creation of its first Heat Action Plan.“Ahmedabad was the first city to prepare and implement heat action plan, which has now been adopted by 30 cities in 11 states, which face extreme heat waves during summer,” said Mihir Bhatt of All India Disaster Mitigation Institute (AIDMI), which also works with the civic body in Ahmedabad and many other places.last_img read more