NSU Registers Shutout Win to Advance in Regional

first_img“Jerry’s been doing it for the past month,” Barbier said. “He’s fought through it until he finds a bit of a groove. It’s almost more satisfying than when he has his best stuff, because it shows what we’re about, not dying, not giving in.” Less than 16 hours after seeing hard-hit ball after hard-hit ball go for naught, Northwestern State’s offense made up for that tough luck by roughing up San Diego State, 9-0, on Saturday afternoon, eliminating the Aztecs from the Corvallis Regional. Maddox (8-3) battled through 120 pitches in six-plus innings to start the first NCAA Regional shutout in school history. The nine-run margin of victory also was the Demons’ largest in its three regional wins and the largest margin of victory by a Southland Conference school in the NCAA Tournament. Buoyed by the momentum of that pivotal sixth-inning double play, the Demons poured it on late. “(Hitting coach Taylor) Dugas has been helping me with a bunch of stuff,” Smith said. “I’ve been struggling lately, but we made small adjustments and it paid off. You have a little more confidence when a pitcher fills up in the zone. He’s not all over the place. You get on the first pitch and get after it.” Hill lasted just three innings as the Demons tagged him for six hits and four runs (all earned). After a scoreless first inning, Maddox stranded two runners in each of the next two innings while the Demons built a 4-0 lead thanks to Tyler Smith. Two of those walks came with two outs in the second and another came with a man on and one out in the third. Maddox was able to escape those jams unscathed thanks to a couple of fly-ball outs. Smith finished the game 3-for-5 with four RBIs, giving him his first three-hit game since March 17 at Nebraska and his first multi-hit game since May 12 against Abilene Christian. Maddox, meanwhile, danced around four walks in six innings by allowing just three hits, marking the third time this season he has pitched at least six scoreless innings in a start. “Nobody wanted this to be our last game,” Adkins said. “Our backs are against the wall, and we’re going to keep fighting.” Thanks to a gutty, scoreless six-inning start from right-hander Jerry Maddox, Northwestern State (38-23) extended its run of Saturday success, winning a game on Saturday for the 16th time in 16 Saturdays this season. “My breaking was working for me today,” Maddox said. “It got me going when it needed to. The biggest thing was the hitters coming through more than you can ask for. You get a four- or five-run lead, especially a nine-run lead, it takes a toll on the other team, especially being in an elimination game.” CORVALLIS, Oregon – To keep its season alive, the Northwestern State baseball team proved Saturdays are for the Demons. Maddox found a bit of a groove in the middle innings, retiring seven straight between the third and fifth innings before David Hensley led off the sixth inning with an opposite-field double. He allowed just three hits and struck out four in his six scoreless innings.  The Demons will face LSU in a 2 p.m. Central Daylight Time elimination game Sunday, televised on ESPNU. “It feels amazing,” said senior center fielder Kwan Adkins, who went 3-for-6 with a two-run, eighth-inning home run. “Everybody on that bus can attest to it. This is what we talked about all season, going out and making history.”Hear from @BobbyBarbier, @JM_3412, @t___smith10 and @Kwanstan22 following Saturday’s NCAA Regional win against San Diego State. #ChangedIt #StandUnited https://t.co/Y8lu9riuFE— NSU Baseball (@NSUDemonsBSB) June 3, 2018 Adkins, Smith and Peyton Davis (3-for-3, two walks) all had three hits for the Demons, who have not lost back-to-back games since March 29-30 at Central Arkansas. J.P. Lagreco’s two-run double in the seventh inning extended the lead and Adkins put a cap on the scoring with a mammoth, two-run shot over the right-field bleachers.When they say you’re a lead-off hitter who doesn’t have power and you hit a 2-run bomb in an NCAA Regional! @NSUDemonsBSB @Kwanstan22 pic.twitter.com/8XSBWW9obe— Greg Burke (@demonsforkem) June 2, 2018 The Aztecs (39-21) loaded the bases with one out before Maddox induced Julian Escobedo to hit into a 4-6-3, inning-ending double play. Smith singled home Adkins, who led off with a double, in the first and followed singles by Adkins and David Fry with a three-run, third-inning home run off Mountain West Conference Co-Pitcher of the Year Garrett Hill (7-3).last_img read more

Glatt’s Longshot First Timer Striking A Pose Takes $55,000 Santa Anita Maiden Special Weight By Three Quarters Of A Length And Gets One Mile In 1:38.77 Under Rispoli

first_imgGlatt’s Longshot First Timer Striking A Pose Takes $55,000 Santa Anita Maiden Special Weight By Three Quarters Of A Length And Gets One Mile In 1:38.77 Under RispoliARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 21, 2020)–The longest shot in a field of six at 26-1, trainer Mark Glatt’s first time starter Striking a Pose held off 3-5 favorite Muralist by three quarters of length to win Friday’s $55,000 maiden special weight feature at Santa Anita.  Ridden by Umberto Rispoli, the 4-year-old Washington-bred gelding by Majesticperfection got one mile in 1:38.77.Second, just a head off of pacesetter Paint Me Lucky for the first half mile, Strike a Pose relaxed well under Rispoli, took command turning for home and held off the late charge of the favorite in deep stretch.“He’s a pretty nice horse to do that first time out,” said Glatt.  “I didn’t know if he was fit enough and I didn’t think he’d be that close to the pace, but it worked out great.  We got him in late November and he’s out of a really good mare.  He’s a half brother to Stryker Phd, who won the Longacres Mile twice, so he’s got a right to be a good horse.”Owned and bred in Washington by Todd and Shawn Hansen, Striking a Pose paid $54.20, $16.20 and $7.20.A bay gelding out of the multiple stakes producing Smart Strike mare Striking Scholar, Strike a Pose picked up $33,000 for the win.“We talked this morning and we knew he was a big striding horse, so we decided to just let him find his best stride,” said Rispoli. “He jumped the (starting gate) tracks in the last 50 yards, but he kept running.”Trained by Dan Blacker and ridden by Joel Rosario, Muralist, who took a big hit in the tote as the field loaded, was away a step slow and was shuffled back to fourth in the run into the Club House turn. A $210,000 October yearling three years ago, he found his best stride in the final sixteenth of a mile and finished very well, besting Paint Me Lucky by three quarters of a length for second money and paid $2.60 and $2.40.Paint Me Lucky, the second choice at 5-2 with Bob Baffert and Flavien Prat joining forces, was four lengths clear of Mongolian Legend and paid $3.40 to show.Fractions on the race were 24.24, 48.82, 1:13.79 and 1:26.44.Racing resumes with a nine-race card on Saturday.  First post time is at 12:30 p.m. and admission gates open at 10:30 a.m.last_img read more

Leno taunts Spurs and Chelsea as he claims Arsenal are the only London club

first_imgLatest Arsenal NewsLive BlogGunners newsArsenal news LIVE – Latest updates from the EmiratesAT YOUR BOC AND CALLTorreira reveals ‘dream and desire’ to one day play for Boca JuniorsHOMECOMINGDavid Luiz confirms Benfica talks with Arsenal contract set to expire in JuneGUNNING FOR ITArsenal predicted XI for Prem return with Chambers and Soares back trainingYOU BETTER BE-LIB ITSaliba ready to be an instant Arsenal star, reveals current boss PuelGossipFIT IN HIS BELEArsenal turn attention to Lyon striker Dembele as Lacazette replacement2The Gunners sit ninth ahead of the Blues down in 14th despite Chelsea winning two Europa Leagues in six years and a Champions League in 2012 when Roberto Di Matteo was manager.Arsenal are also above Manchester United in 10th and North London neighbours Tottenham who sit 12th.One Arsenal fan said: “I’m an Arsenal fan, I have no idea what were are doing in the top 10, it makes no sense.”Arsenal XI of deadwood and contract rebels Emery has cleared out this summer, raising £48m and saving £1m-a-week in wages BERND LENO has joined in on the constant battle for footballing supremacy in London by claiming Arsenal is ‘THE club’ in the city.Leno, 27, joined Arsenal from Bayer Leverkusen last summer in a £22.5million deal as the long-term replacement for the now-retired Petr Cech.2 Bernd Leno reckons Arsenal are the only real club to play for in LondonCredit: Getty – ContributorThe German is now settled as Arsenal’s No 1 and is happy to fan the flames of the Gunners’ rivalry with Tottenham and Chelsea.Leno told German outlet Sport Bild: “You can’t compare, of course Arsenal is a world club, THE club here in London.”Not Chelsea, not Tottenham – Arsenal is the club here with fans around the world.”Arsenal finished fifth in the Premier League last season, behind both Chelsea and Tottenham, and were denied Europa League triumph by the Blues in the final in Baku.It means they will play Europa League football again while their two London rivals will play in the Champions League group stages.But Leno has been impressed by Arsenal’s global reach since joining the club a year ago.Leno added: “No matter where we are, also in the USA or in Asia, there are many fans of Arsenal everywhere.”UEFA might have reinforced that feeling of superiority with the latest release of their coefficient rankings.last_img read more

Footballers will have to pass up to three controls on the lap

first_imgThe three controls they will have to pass will be serological testsThey are fast and are done using a blood sample. Its function is to detect the antibodies generated from the immune response. Only in the first of the controls, in addition to the serological test, a PCR will also be performed, the test considered most reliable. It consists of a test that detects the presence of the virus from the beginning of the infection using a sample taken from the patient’s nose or pharynx. But to know the result you must wait up to six hours.In addition to the players, the protocol establishes that the members of the concentration of the club, relatives and roommates must pass these three controls. According to SER, LaLiga has already reached an agreement with a multinational to acquire 2,000 tests in an initial phase. LaLiga has its new protocol ready for the teams to return to the competition. As Cadena SER revealed yesterday, footballers will have to pass up to three checks before the ball rolls again to prove that none have a coronavirus. To do this and avoid possible contagion, the employer has developed a plan of up to four phases during which the players will undergo tests.The first two will have to take place at the soccer players’ homes; It will be during the last two when the players meet up with their teammates at the Ciudad Deportiva, where they will stay for at least two weeks. In the case of some clubs that do not have facilities, it will be in hotels.According to the employer’s report, The first test to check if there is any infected by coronavirus in the squads of the First and Second teams will be at the beginning of phase 1 (that of preparation for training). The second control they must undergo will be between the second phase (solo training) and the third (when they can leave their homes to go to sports cities and exercise in a group). And the last test will be shortly before the start of the fourth and final phase before resuming the competition, in which the collective training will resume.last_img read more

Ken Best among 66 ‘World Press Freedom Heroes’ in Cape Town This Weekend

first_img“A Celebration of 20 Years of Freedom,” exclaims a banner in bold, electric print on the website of the International Press Institute’s 2014 World Congress opening up this weekend in Cape Town, South Africa. The message couldn’t be any clearer, a then-to-now perspective of the press freedom campaigner’s historic 43rd World Congress held in that same city 20 years ago, on the eve of South Africa’s first-ever multi-racial, democratic elections. Two decades later, with another general election scheduled for May 7, much has evolved in South Africa, the media, and the world at large.  “We recognize the significance of this 20th anniversary of the end of Apartheid, and also acknowledge [two] other significant anniversaries,” says IPI Executive Director Alison Bethel McKenzie, “the 20th commemoration of the Rwanda genocide and the 25th anniversary of the World Wide Web.“Although the Congress and 63rd Annual General Assembly are being held in Cape Town, you can see that we have issues to discuss that impact us globally,” she added. According to her, the Congress will explore a number of key topics, including: “the Chinese government’s role in the developing world; a look at the ‘new’ South Africa and its media 20 years after apartheid; anti-terror and other national security laws and their impact on press freedom; and many other important and relevant topics. We’ll also have some of the most important and influential media practitioners from Africa and abroad.”Some of these influential media practitioners have been honored by IPI and named World Press Freedom Heroes in recognition of their courage and resilience in fighting for press freedom.  There are currently 66 in all worldwide, the first 50 of whom were named and honored in 2000.  Twelve of them are from Africa including Raymond Louw, South Africa (2011); Pap Saine, Gambia (2010); as well as Laurence Gandar, South Africa (2010).  Others are from IPI’s first 50 World Press Freedom Heroes, including Liberia’s Kenneth Y. Best; Omar Belhouchet, Algeria; Gremah Boukar Koura, Niger; Gwen Lister, Namibia; Fred M’membe, Zambia; Freedom Neruda, Cote d’Ivoire; Pius Njawe, Cameroon; Percy Qoboza, South Africa; and Andre Sibomana, Rwanda. Mr. Best, publisher and managing director of the Liberian Daily Observer, will attend the Congress in Cape Town.One of the major events at this year’s IPI Congress is the launching of a book which has been produced in honor of the 66 World Press Freedom Heroes of the past 60 years.  It is a coffee table publication that will be circulated worldwide.  The biography of each World Press Freedom Hero and his or her reflections on their experiences in Journalism will be featured in the book.In January 2014, IPI named, as its 66th World Press Freedom Hero, Iranian journalist Mashallah Shamsolvaezin, who has been jailed numerous times for his criticism of government policies. He is scheduled to receive the prize at IPI’s World Congress in Cape Town on April 14, 2014.Shamsolvaezin is the former editor, and in some cases founder, of four reformist dailies, Kayhan, Jame’eh (laterTous), Neshat, and Asr-e Azadegan, which were all successively shut down by Iran’s authorities.He was jailed numerous times for his criticism of government policies, the longest detention period being the 17 months he spent in Iran’s notorious Evin Prison in 2000-2001 in connection with an article criticizing capital punishment, which was deemed insulting to Islamic principles.A former recipient of CPJ’s 2000 International Press Freedom award for courage and independence in reporting the news, he is the third Iranian journalist to receive the IPI World Press Freedom Hero award, the others being Akbar Ganji and Faraj Sarkohi.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

$17M Maternity Waiting Home commissioned in Annai

first_imgExpectant mothers in the North Rupununi will now benefit from the best care as the new Yvonne Jacobus Maternity Waiting Home was officially commissioned in Annai on Sunday.Annai Maternity Waiting HomeIndigenous Peoples’ AffairsMinister Sydney AllicockNamed after Yvonne Janet Jacobus, a midwife of the North Rupununi for over 50 years, the $17 million building is expected to house seven mothers at a time.The home comprises individual rooms, a kitchen, washroom, bathroom facilities, a sitting area and hammocks on the porch for the expecting mothers. The establishment will be manned by a doctor from the Annai Health Centre who is expected to conduct regular check-ups.The building is funded through an Inter-American IDB loan to target interventions in reducing Maternal deaths in Regions Three, Four, and Nine.Speaking at the ceremony, Public Health Minister Volda Lawrence said that the facility was built following an evaluation to determine where maternal deaths were prevalent in Guyana.“No woman should lose her life giving birth… We recognise also that coupled with all of those medical things that have been happening (high blood pressure and haemorrhaging) is that of access to health services,” Minister Lawrence said.Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Minister Sydney Allicock noted that these were steps towards preserving the life of Indigenous women.“This will not be the only activity that we will collaborate with the Ministry of Public Health on; we will continue to join forces to put together many other initiatives that will benefit the Indigenous peoples of Guyana,” Allicock said.Both he and Minister Lawrence commended the work of Nurse Jacobus and stated that the naming of the home in her honour was most fitting given the legacy she has left behind.Expectant mothers who are already being housed at the facility commended the initiative, noting that it was more convenient for those mothers who wish to have their deliveries done at the Annai Health Centre instead of embarking on a rough and lengthy journey to the Lethem Regional Hospital.Annai Toshao Zacharias Norman also said he was pleased with the prompt response by the Government since the suggestions for the establishment of a waiting home and the provision of an ambulance made at the last National Toshaos Council (NTC) meeting have been fulfilled.Also attending the commissioning of the waiting home were Public Health Ministry Permanent Secretary Colette Adams; Regional Executive Officer Carl Parker; North Rupununi District Development Board Chairperson Jaqueline Allicock; Regional Health Officer, Dr Naail Uthman, many villagers of Annai and Doctor-in-Charge of Annai’s Health Centre, Dr Gillian Joseph, who chaired the ceremony.last_img read more

CAODC downgrades drilling forecast

first_imgFor the first time in more than two decades, The Canadian Association of Oilwell Drilling Contractors has released a revised forecast for drilling activity in ’09. The revised forecast predicts drilling will decrease by 34 thousand operating days. CAODC says the downgrade is necessary because the weekly rig counts are now tracking significantly off the forecast released in October of last year.An average of 262 rigs will be drilling in 2009. As a result from the anticipated decrease, 3,100 less wells will be completed. – Advertisement -A bit of hope is predicted for the third quarter of the year, where an average of 267 rigs drilling is projected.last_img

DANIEL PLEADS WITH PUBLIC TO LISTEN TO OLDER GENERATION AS HE LAUNCHES AGE STRATEGY

first_imgDaniel and guests launch today’s strategy for older people. Pic by Northwest Newspix.Daniel O’Donnell has pleaded with people not to dismiss the opinions of older people no matter what their age.The singer was speaking as he launched the Donegal Age Friendly Strategy today.Daniel, 53, is back in Ireland from his base in Tenerife and will spend the summer months in his native Kincasslagh.Daniel taking a break to read up about today’s launch. Pic by Northwest Newspix.The strategy was developed following extensive consultation with older people across the county and aims to ensure that older people continue to play an active role in their communities.Daniel said young people often forget the knowledge and wisdom which our older generation have to offer.“Many people born in the 1980s and onwards know very little more than about computers and technology and they really are missing out on so much.“Many do not realise or appreciate the vast wealth of knowledge and wisdom that our older generation have to offer them.“I think if these people sat down with this older generation and listened to them, then they would learn so much.“Where two rivers meet there could be a huge current of knowledge,” he said.MUMDaniel said his thoughts were with his mother Julia who passed away at the age of 94 last summer.He said that she would have loved an occasion such as yesterday’s which tries to look after the needs of the elderly.“She would have loved it and like me, she would have been very proud to know it was starting in Donegal.“She was very active and she was always doing something or out and about. It’s great to see so many of our older generation here today,” he said.The star said he was delighted to have been in a position to have played a fundraising concert for Dungloe Community Hospital last Sunday where his mum spent her final days.The concert raised more than €30,000 as a result of the event.“The weather wasn’t great but I just wanted to give something back to the hospital. It may sound strange but if we wanted mammy to spend her final days anywhere, then we could not picked a better place because she was so well looked-after by the staff,” he said. WEATHERHe revealed that wife Majella is in good health and that the couple are looking forward to some nice Donegal weather in the coming weeks.“It’s nice in Tenerife but if we get anything like last year then we’re in for a good time at home,” he added.The Donegal Age Friendly Strategy was launched earlier today in the Regional Culture Centre in Letterkenny.This launch is an important milestone as it sets out a blueprint for how we will plan and develop communities in the coming years to ensure that Donegal is a truly great place in which to grow up and grow old.Speakers included Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council, Cllr John Campbell, Catherine McGuigan, Regional Programme Manager, Age Friendly Ireland and Donegal County Council’s Chief Executive Seamus Neely.The strategy was developed following extensive consultation with older people across the county and aims to ensure that older people continue to be supported to play an active role in their communities.This strategy will be the driver of collaboration by a number of organisations who will work together over the next five years with a focus on improving the quality of lives of older people in Donegal.Older People themselves are central to this process. They are directly involved in this process through membership of Older Person’s Councils and Age Friendly Alliances.This strategy is a direct response to the views gathered from older people over the age of 55 years in Donegal. The values, vision, mission and strategic goals that will drive the Donegal Age Friendly County project come directly from the views of older people, service providers and the organisations taking part in this project.The model has been adopted from the World Health Organisation’s model of Age Friendly Cities and Communities Programme. This is part of the national roll out of Age Friendly Cities and Communities by Age Friendly Ireland.Speaking earlier this week Donegal County Council Chief Executive and Chairman of the Donegal Age Friendly Alliance, Seamus Neely said positive ageing and healthy ageing were in everyone’s interest.“The Donegal Age Friendly Strategy is one of the many ways that we, as a society, will realise the aims and aspirations of these two vital national documents. I am heartened to see the high level of involvement from the public, private, community and voluntary sectors in this initiative,” he said.The Donegal Age Friendly Alliance, which consists of representatives from all stakeholders who have an influence and impact on the lives of older people have crafted a strategy that is far-reaching in nature with a number of new cross cutting actions that will be delivered by a number of organisations over the three year implementation period.Many of the actions will have a very tangible impact on the county, while others, will be more subtly felt. This strategy is innovative in nature; it will see the implementation of national programmes that are new to the county such as the fall prevention programme and the Cúl Taca programme.It also aims to create brand new initiatives that build on the local resources of the county such as enterprise mentoring and an age friendly business programme. Also included are actions that will make a substantial impact on the lives of older people such as Age Friendly Town Planning, Age Friendly Hospitals and increased participation by older people in social, cultural and sporting activities.A critical component of the delivery of this strategy will be the creation of the County Donegal Older People’s Forum, which will be an extensive network of older people which will form part of the Donegal Public Participation Network.Implementation of the twenty one actions outlined in this strategy will obviously have a positive impact on the lives of older people and the collaboration between agencies and service providers that will occur through the work of Donegal Age Friendly Alliance and Donegal Older Persons Forum will also have longer term effects on the overall vision of making Donegal an age friendly county.DANIEL PLEADS WITH PUBLIC TO LISTEN TO OLDER GENERATION AS HE LAUNCHES AGE STRATEGY was last modified: May 23rd, 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:Age Strategydaniel o’donnelldonegallaunchold folkslast_img read more

Stonewalling only helps the coyotes

first_imgThe bickering has begun among California’s politicians over President George W. Bush’s proposal to use the National Guard to secure the Mexican border. Last week, state Senate President Pro Tem Don Perata, D-Oakland, threw a fit over deployment: “As a matter of moral principle and constitutional precedent, we will not be party to budgeting one dime to enable any role for the California National Guard in border monitoring until the Senate immediately and thoroughly reviews the implications of this use of state funds and personnel,” he wrote to the budget committee chairman. In other words, stonewall – a game the Democrat-dominated California Legislature plays very well. But even Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, with his superhero bipartisanship attempt, is balking at the plan. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2And as the argument over Bush’s Guard proposal plays out, one can imagine that the stonewalling will encourage a flood of crossers who think it’s now or never. When volunteers of the Minutemen Civil Defense Corps of California head south to patrol the border north of Tecate, they stay at a sprawling, remote, wooded campground accessible by bumpy two-lane roads. Pretty bad luck for a group of illegal immigrants to pop through the brush and stumble on this camp during their stealthy trek north. But that’s exactly what happened during the Minutemen’s April watch, when 13 crossers passed by the morning campfire. “They literally interrupted a Minuteman meeting in progress,” said leader Tim Donnelly. The Minutemen called the Border Patrol, who reportedly caught three of the bunch. And that was par for the course, Donnelly told me, for the monthlong watch that began days after the massive pro-immigrant protests were rolled out in the United States. One Minuteman volunteer was driving a reporter near the front lines in Boulevard, Calif., when a group of eight illegal immigrants mistook her vehicle for their pick-up contact. On one Sunday evening, three Minutemen out hiking ran first into a group of 11 crossers, then a quarter-mile down the road encountered 15 more. As the Minutemen went up to a lookout point, the illegal immigrants began hurling rocks, making obscene gestures and laughing, claims Donnelly. Donnelly said that with 350 volunteers in the month of October – when I dropped in on the operation – they counted 22 crossers. Throughout April, with 400 to 500 volunteers, they counted 482. Border Patrol apprehensions generally peak in the spring months. But is the current political landscape encouraging more to cross? “Could be due to that,” a San Diego area Border Patrol agent told me. A spokeswoman at the El Centro Border Patrol station – covering Imperial and Riverside counties – said their apprehensions are up 23 percent, fiscal year to date as compared with the same period last year, with 43,639 illegal immigrants caught as of Thursday since Oct. 1. Anecdotal evidence from a civilian border watch group with limited numbers and reach doesn’t firmly answer the question, but suggests the illegal crossings may be bolder – or bigger – than ever. Who’s going to come across – and how many – as a last-ditch attempt before the Guard beefs up the border? Stonewalling legislators are doing their best to buy these illegal immigrants more time. Bridget Johnson writes for the Daily News. Write to her by e-mail at bridget.johnson@dailynews.com.160Want 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

DONEGAL WEATHER: NEW YEAR’S WEATHER OUTLOOK

first_imgHUNDREDS of people from County Donegal are expected to attend Ireland’s biggest ever pyrotechnic and fireworks display in Derry this evening to mark the city’s year as City of Culture – and with some luck it might just stay dry for the occasion.Events in Derry begin at 7.15pm with the display starting at 8.13pm (20:13).Forecasters say it will cold and clear for much of tonight although some showers are expected across Donegal and Derry. It will be cold with frost setting in too, especially in more sheltered regions, as temperatures dip back to between 1 and 4 degrees Celsius. Winds will be mostly moderate westerly.New Year’s Day: It will be cool, bright and breezy. Overall the day will bring a lot of dry weather with good sunny spells, but there will also be some scattered showers. Cool, with highest afternoon temperatures of 6 to 9 degrees Celsius. Winds will be mostly fresh west to northwest.REST OF THE WEEK: Any frost on Tuesday night will have disappeared by Wednesday morning as temperatures rise. Wednesday itself will be mainly dry and cloudy but occasional light rain or misty drizzle will affect Donegal during the day. And the weather in the county will be damp and misty for much of the time. But temperatures will be up around 11 or 12 degrees in southwesterly breezes. For the second half of the week daytime temperatures will remain relatively good with no frost at night, although values will drop slightly over next weekend. The weather will be mainly dry, except for occasional patches of mist and drizzle.  DONEGAL WEATHER: NEW YEAR’S WEATHER OUTLOOK was last modified: December 31st, 2012 by BrendaShare 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 WEATHER: NEW YEAR’S WEATHER OUTLOOKreal newslast_img read more