Officials gear up for Cinco de Mayo

first_img “There will be additional officers out on patrol in the area,” she added. At the workshop, three employees of Triangle Distributing Co., an alcoholic beverage distributor in Santa Fe Springs, drank three beers in a 45-minute period. They then had their blood alcohol levels checked before drinking two more beers. After 15 minutes more minutes, the human guinea pigs were tested again. Isaac Brown, 22, of Norwalk, drank his first round on an empty stomach. His first blood alcohol level test was .081, which is above the .08 legal limit. “I didn’t feel impaired,” he said after the first round. But after the second round of beers , his alcohol level was up to .101. Brown said he was feeling “relaxed.” It was a eye-opening experience, Brown said. “You have to be careful when you are drinking,” Brown said. Employees Nick Viera, 28, of Long Beach and George Murphy, 49, of San Bernardino found that their results were a little different, since both had eaten before attending the workshop. In the end, it didn’t matter; both of their blood-level tests showed they were intoxicated above the legal limit by the time they had downed their final rounds of beer, said Officer Greg Makel. “You can get arrested for drunk driving with a level below .08 percent,” he said.165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SANTA FE SPRINGS – Before you order that next drink, the California Highway Patrol wants you to know that nothing – not coffee, not a nap, not an energy drink – will sober you up enough to drive safely more than time itself. To clarify that point, CHP officials conducted a “wet lab” informational class for local bar and restaurant employees Wednesday aimed at helping them identify signs and symptoms of alcohol intoxication in their customers. The workshop’s timing coincides with this weekend’s Cinco de Mayo celebrations, officials said. “We usually conduct these classes right before the holidays,” CHP Sgt. Raquel Stage said. While Cinco de Mayo is not an official holiday, she said it is still a day when lots of people party. Couple that with the Oscar De La Hoya-Floyd Mayweather Jr. fight on Saturday, she said, and the stage is set for lots of people partying at bars and then driving home.last_img read more

Hazard rescues Chelsea in six-goal Roma thriller

first_imgBut Roma’s Aleksandar Kolarov struck before half-time to spark a stirring fightback from the Serie A side.Former Manchester City forward Edin Dzeko bagged a brace after the interval to give Roma the lead, only for Hazard to spare Chelsea’s blushes with a late leveller.Chelsea remain two points clear of Roma at the top of Group C, but this was the latest in a growing list of alarming displays from the Premier League champions.Blues boss Antonio Conte reportedly held a lengthy inquest with his squad in the aftermath of Saturday’s shock 2-1 loss at Crystal Palace and this erratic performance — which extended their winless run to three matches — may well spark another dressing down from the Italian.After being penned into their own half early on, Chelsea conjured an electric counter, but Alvaro Morata, showing signs of rust after his injury lay-off, shot tamely at Roma goalkeeper Alisson Becker.Roma’s striker Edin Dzeko (C) celebrates after scoring his second goal against Chelsea with defender Aleksandar Kolarov at Stamford Bridge in London on October 18, 2017 © AFP / Adrian DENNISRoma were undaunted and Diego Perotti galloped forward for a stinging strike that whistled over.Brazil defender Luiz had been missing in action during that Roma raid, but the part-time midfielder recovered his bearings to put Chelsea ahead in the 11th minute.Stealing possession inside the Roma half, Luiz initially tried a defence-splitting pass, but when that was blocked, he seized on the rebound and curled a fine first-time finish past Becker from 20 yards.Roma midfielder Radja Nainggolan wasted a golden chance to equalise when he shot straight at Thibaut Courtois.That miss seemed fatal for Roma when Hazard scored Chelsea’s second in the 37th minute.It was Hazard who started the attack, pouncing in midfield and picking out Morata.While Morata sized up his options, Hazard was sprinting into the Roma area, where he met his team-mate’s deft cross with a cool close-range finish.– Warning signs –Hazard’s first club goal of the season should have put Chelsea on cruise control, but they remained far from convincing and Roma were back in the game three minutes later.Kolarov took possession wide on the left edge of the Chelsea area, surged past Cesar Azpilicueta and blasted a fierce strike that deflected in off Andreas Christensen.Chelsea’s defender David Luiz celebrates after scoring during a UEFA Champions league match against Roma at Stamford Bridge in London on October 18, 2017 © AFP / Glyn KIRKRoma had won only once in their 15 games in England, but the way they were bossing possession suggested a memorable escape wasn’t out of the question.The warning signs were there when Courtois was forced to stick out a boot to stop Dzeko converting Kolarov’s cross early in the second half.Conte responded to Chelsea’s struggles by sending on Pedro for Luiz and moving Cesc Fabregas into a more defensive midfield role.But the switch failed to stem the tide and Roma equalised thanks to Dzeko’s moment of magic in the 64th minute.Federico Fazio spotted Dzeko’s run and lofted a perfectly-weighted high pass that dipped into the Bosnian’s path.Dzeko contorted his body in mid-air to meet the ball with a sublime volley that flashed past Courtois.Conte’s side were stunned, but Dzeko wasn’t finished yet and he put Roma ahead in the 70th minute.Kolarov’s inswinging free-kick caught Chelsea flat-footed and Dzeko headed home from close-range.But, just as Chelsea looked sunk, Hazard bailed them out, ghosting into the Roma area to equalise with a glancing header from Pedro’s 75th minute cross.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Chelsea’s midfielder Eden Hazard celebrates after scoring against Roma at Stamford Bridge in London on October 18, 2017 © AFP / Adrian DENNISLONDON, United Kingdom, Oct 18 – Eden Hazard came to Chelsea’s rescue after his side blew a two-goal lead in a dramatic 3-3 draw with Roma in the Champions League on Wednesday.Antonio Conte’s team looked on course for a comfortable victory at Stamford Bridge thanks to first half goals from David Luiz and Hazard at Stamford Bridge.last_img read more

DONE DEAL! James Chester leaves West Brom for Aston Villa

first_img James Chester in action for West Brom# 1 Aston Villa have completed the signing of James Chester from West Brom for an undisclosed fee.The defender has penned a four-year deal at Villa Park after just one season at The Hawthorns. Villa are rebuilding following their relegation from the Premier League but have lost their opening two games this season.Wales defender Chester fills the gap left by Ciaran Clark, who joined Newcastle for £5million, with Joleon Lescott unlikely to have a future under Roberto Di Matteo.Chester, meanwhile, has struggled for first-team opportunities at The Hawthorns since joining from Hull for £8million last summer, often played out of position and would again be behind Jonas Olsson, Jonny Evans and Gareth McAuley.Di Matteo confirmed Villa were closing in on the 27-year-old and the Italian has now made him his fifth signing of the summer.Chester impressed during Wales’ march to the Euro 2016 semi-finals in the summer and made the most challenges and interceptions of any players in the tournament with 36.Villa host Rotherham in their first Sky Bet Championship home game of the season on Saturday having lost 1-0 to Sheffield Wednesday in the opener last weekend.The Midlands club have already spent £12million on Ross McCormack in a bid to earn promotion at the first attempt – but the striker was withdrawn in the second half of Wednesday’s 3-1 EFL Cup defeat at Luton and is yet to score.Crystal Palace midfielder Mile Jedinak is also on Di Matteo’s radar.The Villa boss maintains he has seen signs of a positive change in approach from the squad, which cannot come quickly enough.“Personally I have never experienced it, as a player or a manager. There is definitely a mindset which needs to be changed here, and we are doing better,” he said at a press conference, published on“I can see the signs of improvement, but the best recipe is to get a positive result…the sooner the win comes, the better it is for the players’ confidence and the whole environment.”last_img read more


first_imgOn this weeks show Donegal feature’s Majella O’Donnell’s new charity Donegal Mind Wellness which aims to help people cope with the stresses and strains of everyday life.We hear from Shauna Gallagher who set up the Baby Rory Gallaghers Wish to Walk Appeal. DonegalTV  also visit the 106th annual banquet of the Co. Donegal Association of Greater Boston & and we look back on the magnificent Clonmany Festival.DDTV: DONEGALTV FEATURES MAJELLA O’DONNELL AND BABY RORY GALLAGHER was last modified: January 15th, 2015 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:DonegalTVlast_img read more


first_imgResidents in south Donegal have been left in shock at a plane which has been flying very low over towns throughout the day.This picture shows the plane passing out of view over Frosses this morning. There have been further reports of the plane circling Ballyshannon and Ardara flying just above rooftops.Mark McCarthy said “He nearly took our roof off he was flying that low.”It is believed the plane is part of a survey being carried out in the border regions known as the Tellus Border survey.  IS IT A BIRD? IS IT A PLANE? MYSTERY GOINGS-ON IN SOUTH DONEGAL was last modified: February 15th, 2012 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:ArdaraBallyshannonFROSSESplaneTellus Surveylast_img read more

Erection of large telecommunications mast in centre of Letterkenny causes uproar

first_imgThe erection of a mast which stands approximately 50 feet high has upset locals in the heart of Letterkenny.The 4G mast was put up on council property at Dr McGinley Road in the Glencar area of the town.Locals claim they were never consulted about the siting of the mast in a residential area. They are now questioning any health implications the mast may pose.Local county councillor Gerry McMonagle said he has been approached by locals whom he says are justifiably concerned about the mast.The Sinn Fein politician said he has contacted Donegal County Council questioning why there was no consultation process for the mast and why no planning permission was sought in the area.He told Donegal Daily “It’s a disgrace that locals were not consulted on this. This is a major development which poses all kinds of concerns for local people and it is their right that they are consulted.” Cllr Gerry McMonagleCllr McMonagle was informed by the council that the mast was granted under a Sec 254 which means that planning permission does not need to be sought.He has also been told the company behind the mast, Cygnal, will only be allowed to place two antennas  on the mast.The council also informed Cllr McMonagle that any breach of the license will mean it can be revoked by Donegal County Council.The council has also reassured Cllr McMonagle that the mast will not become operational until the entire application has been reviewed by the council.However, even more disturbing is an application to have ANOTHER mast erected on the Kilmacrennan road close to Letterkenny University Hospital. Cllr McMonagle added “I have been informed that the mast is to improve the signal in the area but there have never been any complaints about the lack of signal in that area.“This was pushed through with as little fuss as possible and the people most affected, the residents, knew nothing about it.“It is not on and I will continue to pursue this until we get answers and reassurances on this matter.”Erection of large telecommunications mast in centre of Letterkenny causes uproar was last modified: September 27th, 2019 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:councilglencarletterkennymastlast_img read more

Kitten dumping in Donegal becoming ‘an epidemic,’ charity says

first_imgKitten dumping in Donegal is becoming an epidemic. That’s according to Donegal charity Animals In Need (AIN) who said the problem is getting worse and more frustrating.The animal charity said kittens have been dumped in plastic bags and boxes throughout the county this year. This included two tiny kittens sealed inside a plastic bag filled with water which was then left in a bin outside a takeaway in Ballybofey.Kittens rescued from Pettigo riverbank by touristsAn Animals In Need (AIN) spokesperson said: “In this case, some heartless person deliberately put the kittens into a plastic bag, filled it with water, sealed it shut and then dumped it in a rubbish bin.“The outcome they had planned for these little ones is clear and it was only a fluke they were found alive.’ “Thankfully local residents heard the freezing cold, soggy kittens crying and they were brought to Animals In Need where they fully recovered.“Less than a week later two more kittens were found left inside a carrier bag on the main street in Killygordon, which proved to be the start of a spate of kitten dumping around Donegal.”The AIN spokesperson added: ‘We have had kittens being found all over. We’ve had kittens dumped inside a box in Stranorlar, seven kittens found in a wheelie bin in Carndonagh and brought to the Garda in a plastic bag, three more kittens were sealed inside a box in Convoy and left to suffocate and five new-born kittens were found inside a plastic bag left on Donegal Pier.”The animal rescue volunteer added that this is just the tip of the iceberg, continuing: “Most of these kittens were only found by luck, they weren’t meant to be found.“There were five friendly kittens found on a quiet country road by a man who happened to be taking his grandson for a stroll, two kittens recently found in the middle of nowhere in Inishowen and two more by the masts in Raphoe and another two were found by tourists on the riverbank in Pettigo.”Under Irish law is it is an offence to abandon an animal, including kittens or unwanted cats. Dumped in a bin in Ballybofey – kittens on their adoption dayThe charity added that it is currently inundated with kittens who have been let outside at too young an age and are consequently getting lost or travelling in car engines.“Kittens should not be allowed out until they are at least 6 months and have been neutered or spayed,” AIN advise.With over a hundred gorgeous kittens and cats currently looking for homes at AIN, if you would like to add a furry feline friend or two to your family, please contact AIN’s cat helpline at 087 764 4420 or take a look at the Cats for Adoption album on their Facebook page at dumping in Donegal becoming ‘an epidemic,’ charity says was last modified: October 14th, 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)Tags:Animals In Need Donegallast_img read more

Lest We Forget: Website Recalls Horrors of Eugenics

first_imgThe American Holocaust Museum has a website, “Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race.”  It discusses how Hitler’s Germany depended on currently popular scientific ideas of eugenics to try to create a master race, and in the process, eliminate the unfit – millions of them.  The website was mentioned in Science this week.The website profiles 10 scientists who cooperated with Hitler’s regime and legitimized it with science.  Did you know Josef Mengele had two doctor’s degrees?  He sent countless victims to their deaths, and even ordered some killed just so he could harvest their organs for study.  Hitler and his scientists were not amoral, but considered themselves very moral: abiding by what they believed were laws of science, rooted in evolutionary theory.  The cold cruelty of these murderers who committed such unspeakable horrors is all the more frightening when we consider that many were scholars and intellectuals, following the dictates of their twisted moral philosophy based on bad science rooted ultimately in Darwinian ideas.  Spend some time reading and thinking about these stories.  As long as evolutionary thinking still holds the reins of power, don’t think for a moment it could never happen again.(Visited 6 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Steyn 11/60 as SA overpower Pakistan

first_img4 February 2013The confidence gained from series victories over England and Australia last year has led to the Proteas playing some sublime cricket in 2013. Pakistan were on the wrong end of it in the first test at The Wanderers in Johannesburg, which ended inside of four days on Monday with South Africa victorious by 211 runs.On the first day, it was felt that South Africa’s 253 all out was below the standard the team would have set itself, but that innings looked absolutely spectacular when compared to Pakistan’s measly reply of 49 all out.When the Proteas then sprinted to 275 for 3 declared at 4.43 runs per over in their second innings, they left themselves plenty of time to dismiss the tourists for a second time.A forgone conclusionPakistan fought hard to make 268 all out in their second innings, but the match result had been a forgone conclusion after their first innings.It could easily have been a bigger victory than 211 runs when one considers that Graeme Smith, who was captaining his 100th test, declared South Africa’s second innings on 275 for 3 on the third day. By that time, though, Pakistan trailed by a massive 479 runs. To win, they required a world record fourth innings score of 480.“You always get a bit nervous in milestone games because too much else is going on, so it was nice to perform a little bit [he made 24 and 52] and to be part of a special test match,” Smith said afterwards.Outstanding bowlingThe Proteas’ win was set up by the team’s outstanding bowling performance in Pakistan’s first innings as, for the third time in the last year-and-half, they dismissed a team for less than 50. At 49 runs, the total was the Pakistanis’ lowest ever in test cricket.Dale Steyn was in irresistible form, bowling with pace, swing and movement off the pitch that was simply too much for Pakistan’s batsmen to deal with. He returned figures of 6 for 8 in their first innings – the third best six-wicket return in test history – to lead the way.While the tourists managed to deal with Steyn’s challenge better in their second knock, they still struggled as the paceman followed up with a haul of 5 for 52 in 28.4 overs.‘That hurt us dearly’“I think that was a great spell of bowling, especially in the first innings, and that hurt us dearly,” said Pakistan captain Misbah ul-Haq at the post-match prize-giving.Pakistan’s coach Dav Whatmore, who has also coached Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, rated Steyn’s bowling in the first innings as the best ever performance he had seen from a fast bowler.Steyn’s match figures of 11 for 60 were the best of his career and the seventh best return by a South African bowler ever. No one in South African history has captured 11 wickets for fewer runs than Steyn, who showed why he has been the world’s number one ranked test bowler since August 2009.At the prize-giving, he was asked whether his performance in the match was his best ever. “I’d like to say I bowl better in the nets,” he joked, “but this counts out here, in the middle.”‘That set the tone’He added: “To pick up wickets is always important and, as I said in a press conference the other day, what I haven’t done lately is pick up wickets at the beginning of the innings, so I was quite chuffed that I was able to get the first three quickly. That set the tone for the boys and then the rest of the guys followed.”Only once during the test match did Pakistan offer any tough resistance and that came in the second innings when Misbah and Asad Shafiq occupied the crease for some time in putting on 127 for the fifth wicket. Steyn, though, ended that stand on Monday morning and added another three victims to lead South Africa to victory.AB de Villiers, with the bat and behind the stumps, was as effective as Steyn with the ball, scoring 31 and 103 not out, and taking 11 catches.World recordHis effort bettered the South African record for catches in a test of nine, previously shared by Dave Richardson and Mark Boucher, who achieved the feat three times. It also equalled the world record held by Jack Russell of England, whose 11 dismissals came at The Wanderers in 1995.“Hopefully he’s silenced his critics. He kept superbly and went on to get a hundred [with the bat],” said Smith.Looking back over the past week, the South African captain said to cheers from the crowd: “It has been superb. It has been so emotional. I think I’m going to go home tonight and spend the next two days in bed, just recovering from everything that’s gone on.‘Incredible’“I need some time to put into perspective the support and the amazing feeling that I’ve got from the fans over the last period of time, and everybody, my team-mates, my family have been incredible.”Thanks to another early finish and another outstanding performance from the Proteas, Smith could have available the two days of rest he is seeking for relaxation.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Could Wowd Be the Skype of Real-Time Search? Private Beta Invites

first_imgTags:#start#startups Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Trying to explain Wowd, a Silicon Valley-based search venture, is a buzzword extravaganza.Using cloud architecture and crowdsourced data on web pages, this real-time discovery and recommendation engine ranks pages based on whether users actually visited them and returns results from all over the web, not just a handful of indexed pages. Read on for the details on Wowd’s technology, a video interview with their CEO, and yes, invitations to join the private beta.It’s a downloaded app, but it runs in a browser. Personal information isn’t stored on a centralized server, and no registration is required; yet browsing history is saved to recommend more personally relevant and interesting content.The cloud arichitecture – that is, the distribution of processing power and bandwidth needed to power real-time indexing across all user desktops – allows Wowd to acheive a monumental feat core to their value proposition: Real-time indexing of the entire web, not just a handful of sites and not just pages linked to from real-time social sites. Essentially, it’s the same kind of P2P network technology that makes Skype or SETI@home possible; all the nodes in the network share bandwidth-intensive tasks, such as indexing the entire Internet in real time.Here’s how the indexing and ranking work: Each time a user who has downloaded and installed Wowd visits a website, without his taking any further action, that page is “voted up” on Wowd. Conceptually, it’s a little bit like Digg or Hacker News in that the number of users rather than keywords, backlinks, or timeliness, determine ranking.At scale, this could mean that Wowd would be a more workable version of the human-powered search engine, which their team believes will always generate more interesting results than a machine-powered search engine.Wowd is funded by Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ), KPG Ventures, and the Stanford University Engineering Venture Fund. Their team includes startup vets with a total of four successful exits and experience working on projects such as the Intel P6 processor and technology for surface operations on Mars.Check out this interview with Wowd CEO Mark Drummond, conducted by Tim Reha: In terms of data privacy, Wowd’s system doesn’t look at local files, Wowd searches, IP addresses, personal behavior, secure pages or pages that require a login, or any sites “blacklisted” in a user’s settings. And of course, Wowd’s default setting blocks their gathering data on any adult-content pages; that is to say, all your pr0n will still belong to you.The first 300 ReadWriteWeb readers to click here will also be able to join Wowd’s private beta and experience firsthand the magic of human-powered recommendations. Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting jolie odell 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more