ARE YOU UP FOR THE GARTAN OUTDOOR CENTRE ADVENTURE CHALLENGE?

first_imgWinner of “THE RACE” Sean McFadden Sporting the Gartan Challenge t-shirt.ARE YOU UP TO THE CHALLENGE?Gartan outdoor education centre, in association with Kilmacrennan sports facility development fund are hosting the first ever adventure race based solely around the Gartan area. The challenge takes place on the 23rd of May and will be consist of a 6.9k run, 1k kayak, 21.3k cycle, 5.3k trail run and a 11.7k cycle for a total distance of 46.2k.It promises to be a challenging course, suitable for both the novice and the experienced adventure racer. Entries are 45€ for a single entry and 80€ per team. Each entrant will receive a technical running t-shirt. Speaking to donegal daily, Sean mcCrudden from the outdoor centre said ” there are several other events which go through Gartan including ‘THE RACE’ which we also host. But this is the first to be based solely around the Gartan area. There will be plenty of backup on the day and competitors will never be more than 6km distance from the centre, making it an ideal course for those new to the sport. With 3 weeks to go there is still plenty of time to sharpen up your fitness in time for the event.” All funds raised will go towards developing new much needed sports facilities in the Kilmacrennan area.Raymond Shields from the Kilmacrennan development committee said. “We are delighted to be involved with this venture with the outdoor centre and it promises to be a fantastic event. This will be our first step in raising the necessary funds for our ambitious new development. Which include plans for a full size 4G pitch, basketball and tennis courts. As well as a running/walking track and changing facilities.”Places are limited and are filling up fast. Call the centre to book your place on 074-9137032 or book online on the link www.gartan.com/gartan-challenge-adventure-race-23rd-may-2015.Kayak lessons continue this Thursday night at 6.30/7pm. Booking is essential as places are limited. To book call the centre on 074-9137032.  ARE YOU UP FOR THE GARTAN OUTDOOR CENTRE ADVENTURE CHALLENGE? was last modified: May 5th, 2015 by John2Share 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:adventure challengebeginnersgartanGartan Adventure Centrelast_img read more

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Joe Crispin rides Noble Nick to C.J. Hundley-Humboldt County Fair Marathon win

first_imgFerndale >> Given a perfectly-timed trip by veteran jockey Joe Crispin, Noble Nick validated his status as the even-money favorite by taking command on the final turn and powering away for a 4-3/4-length victory in the 64th edition of the $20,775 C.J. Hindley-Humboldt County Marathon Handicap as the Humboldt Fair closed its 121st horse race meet on Monday.Content to track pacesetter Sir Vronski through more than two and a half laps, Crispin moved Noble Nick off the rail, confronted the leader …last_img read more

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Recapping test weight and moisture results for 2015

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The 2015 growing season was anything but textbook for farmers in Ohio, and a season like that keeps DuPont Pioneer Account Managers, like Mike Gahn, on their toes. In this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report, Gahn tells the Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins that although conditions were far from ideal for growing corn this year, there were some surprising results from a moisture and test weight standpoint.last_img

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Floating Wind Turbines Hit Rough Seas

first_imgA pilot project to bring floating wind turbines to the Oregon coast hit a snag when two investor-owned utilities balked at the above-market rates they would have had to pay for the electricity, according to a report by the website BreakingEnergy.com.The 30-megawatt WindFloat Pacific project proposed for a site about 20 miles off Coos Bay, Oregon, would have included five floating turbines. But the state’s largest investor-owned utilities, Pacific Power and Portland General Electric, weren’t willing to pay for electricity that costs three or four times as much as onshore wind-generated power, typically about 5 cents a kilowatt hour. UtilityDive.com reported that the rates in Oregon could have been as high as 35 cents per kWh.A bill in the Oregon legislature would have required the utilities to buy the electricity anyway, but the proposal never became law. Now the Department of Energy has warned that wind development projects in Oregon and elsewhere can’t continue to get funding unless they have agreements to sell the electricity. That deadline is coming up at the end of the month.WindFloat backers are now left hoping that the Obama administration will give them a little slack. Two other projects also face cost issuesThe Oregon project was one of three selected by the Department of Energy last year to vie for as much as $47 million in federal funds to advance construction. The others are Fishermen’s Energy in New Jersey and Dominion Virginia Power’s VOWTAP, the website reported, but they, too, are facing cost challenges.The cost of electricity generated by offshore turbines is much higher than for other renewables. Even in Europe, where offshore generating capacity is now more than 7 gigawatts, prices haven’t dropped as quickly as they have with solar or with onshore wind. Still, a report prepared for the European Wind Energy Association said that higher-capacity turbines and other factors could make offshore wind energy cheaper than coal, gas, or nuclear power by 2025 when all costs and benefits were weighted, BreakingEnergy.com said.A 30-MW project under development off the coast of Rhode Island is expected to be operating before the end of 2016, but these turbines, like those in Europe, will be anchored to the sea floor in water just 100 feet deep. Electricity from the $300 million project will sell for 24.4 cents per kWh, not much above the average retail price of 20 cents per kWh in Rhode Island.On the Pacific Coast, the continental shelf drops away too quickly to allow turbines to be anchored. Turbines located farther offshore can tap into a richer wind resource, and a report from a non-profit group in the U.K. predicted that floating turbines have the potential to produce power no more expensively than anchored turbines closer to shore.But development costs are proving steep. The website said that the Fishermen’s Energy project hasn’t been able to win approval for a power purchase agreement that would start at 20 cents per kWh, and that Dominion Virginia Power announced in April that its project would be delayed a year because the only bid to build it was twice as much as they’d expected.last_img read more

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Grand Bahamian men Arrested for collaboration in Killing of Turtle

first_imgHe then led authorities to a restaurant where he had sold the turtle meat for $160.  The business partners at that establishment were subsequently arrested for purchasing the protected species.All three were taken to the West End Police Station for questioning and are expected to face charges on Friday morning.  The Freeport detachment is led by Lieutenant Commander Chappell Whyms and forms a strategic part of the Force’s Northern Command.  The Royal Bahamas Defence Force’s mandate of Guarding our Heritage extends to protecting our endangered species and environment.Release: RBDFHeader: Grand Bahamian man being led away by Defence Force Marines on March 7, 2017. He was allegedly responsible for the beheading of a loggerhead turtle, a species that has been protected by law since 2009.First insert: The stored packages of the loggerhead turtle in the cooler at a restaurant in Grand Bahama. A total of three individuals were arrested for their roles in the killing of the endangered species.Second insert: The shell remains of a loggerhead turtle which was beheaded on March 7, 2017 in Freeport, Grand Bahama. Three men were arrested for the incident seen on social medial. (Photos courtesy of RBDF Northern Detachment) (For further information please contact the RBDF Public Relations Department or visit our website: www.rbdf.gov.bs, follow us on Facebook, Twitter and view our Youtube channel) -rbdf- #GuardOurHeritage #MarlinSpike #operationconservation Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, March 8, 2018 – Grand Bahama – The Royal Bahamas Defence Force acted quickly in partnership with the Department of Fisheries when a particular gruesome video of a man beheading a loggerhead turtle, a species that has been protected by law since 2009 surfaced yesterday on social media.  Less than twelve hours after the video aired, three Grand Bahamians have been charged with violating Section 244 of the Fisheries Jurisdiction & Conservation 2009 Section 29 that is Subject to Regulation 32, where “no person shall take, have in his possession, buy or sell — (a) marine turtles; (b) marine turtle parts; or (c) marine turtle eggs.”A four member team from the Royal Bahamas Defence Force’s section detached to Freeport led by Chief Petty Officer Fred Smith collaborated with Assistant Superintendent of Fisheries Clement Campbell and located the man identified in the video as a native of West End Grand Bahama. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

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San Diego Padres introduce Manny Machado

first_img February 22, 2019 San Diego Padres introduce Manny Machado Updated: 8:32 AM Signed with a smile ???????? pic.twitter.com/3mTy8fOx2e— San Diego Padres (@Padres) February 22, 2019 Posted: February 22, 2019 KUSI Newsroom The San Diego Padres have officially announced Thusday they have signed infielder Manny Machado to a 10-year contract.The team introduced the infielder Friday at the Peoria Sports Complex.Machado will wear No. 13 with his new team. Categories: Local San Diego News, Sports FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom, last_img read more

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DA announces charges for 11 defendants in charter school scam

first_img KUSI Newsroom, Updated: 8:49 AM 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – San Diego County District Attorney Summer Stephan Wednesday announced criminal charges against an Australian man and his Long Beach- based longtime business partner, who are accused of conspiring with nine alleged co-conspirators, including an East County school district superintendent, to steal more than $50 million in public funds by opening 19 charter schools in San Diego and elsewhere and using them to defraud the state.A grand jury indicted Sean McManus, 46, Jason Schrock, 44, the CEO and president of A3 Education, and their co-defendants May 17 on charges of conspiracy, misappropriation of public funds, paying for student information and conflict of interest.Prosecutors allege that as part of a wide-ranging scheme, the defendants sought out small school districts with limited experience with state oversight and proposed that they authorize online charter schools to earn additional public funds in the form of oversight fees.In addition to creating charter schools, McManus and Schrock allegedly operated another scam in which athletic organizations were paid for student information that was used to “enroll” pupils into a charter school in the summer time as regular students, for which A3 would collect funds from the state.The defendants are accused of using names, report cards and student information of roughly 40,000 students around the state, including students from the Dehesa Elementary School District in El Cajon, to open 19 online charter schools and siphon public funding for them into their own pockets between January 2016 and April 2018.McManus and Schrock both face more than 40 years in prison if convicted, while the other nine defendants would face sentences ranging between four and 11 years.Multiple charter school employees are named in the indictment, as well as Dehesa School District Superintendent Nancy Hauer, 57, who faces one count that could bring a four-year prison term if she is convicted.The 235-page indictment is the result of a year-long investigation by Stephan’s office, she said. A grand jury spent six weeks hearing testimony from more than 70 witnesses.“These defendants engaged in a devious, systemic public corruption scheme on the backs of students, their parents and the public that over time diverted millions of taxpayer dollars into their own pockets,” Stephan alleged.McManus and Schrock opened the schools in partnership with small school districts, targeting them due to their lack of experience with state oversight, Stephan said. According to the indictment, McManus and Schrock would charge the schools, and the state, by extension, for millions of dollars in services through other businesses they owned. The two then allegedly collected the state funding and pocketed it for themselves and their co-conspirators.According to the indictment, McManus and Schrock would obtain student records through local youth athletic programs and enroll them in their charter schools. The students and their parents often had little or no knowledge of the enrollment and students did not receive education services, nor were they assigned to a state-accredited teacher, according to Stephan.A3 Education would receive between $2,000 and $5,000 per child from the state based on the schools’ average daily attendance, the metric the state uses to disperse education funding. In the Dehesa School District, which has fewer than 150 full-time students, A3 Education received funding for nearly 20,000 students during the 2017-2018 school year, Stephan alleged.“The same fraudulent charter schools and their managers are set to receive, in contracts, another $200 million in the upcoming years, but for being stopped by this action,” the county’s top prosecutor said. “This would have been a continuing fraud that would have continued to empty the pocket books of our state education system that is struggling to meet the needs of our kids.”A3 Education’s charter schools included three Valiant Academy locations in San Diego, Los Angeles and Santa Barbara; four CA STEAM campuses in San Bernardino, Sonoma and Santa Barbara; four Uplift California campuses, including in Monterey and Santa Barbara; the California Academy of Sports Science in Fresno; California Vanguard Fresno; three University Prep campuses, including one in San Bernardino; and two California Prep campuses.Valiant Academy of Southern California was affiliated and authorized by the Dehesa School District. All three Valiant Academy schools are expected to close in the wake of the investigation, authorities said.Schrock and several other co-defendants were scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday afternoon in San Diego Superior Court.McManus remains at large, but the District Attorney’s Office believes he’s in Australia and intends to have him extradited, according to Stephan. Posted: May 29, 2019 May 29, 2019center_img KUSI Newsroom Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter DA announces charges for 11 defendants in charter school scamlast_img read more

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