Above are a selection of incredible images of last night’s spectacular lighting storm that lit up Donegal.These fantastic images were taken by Paula Greene in Dungloe.The timing of the pictures and impressive and show the fork lightning that struck the entire county after heavy snowfall.The lightning storm caused 1,600 homes in Moville to be left without electricity.While many homes in Letterkenny and the surrounding areas were also left without power for a time.If you’ve got any images of the lightning storm from last night then send them into us at firstname.lastname@example.orgPICTURE SPECIAL: INCREDIBLE PICTURES OF LIGHTNING STORM THAT LIT UP DONEGAL SKY was last modified: January 14th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:electricityFeaturesFork Lightninglightning stormnewspicture specialPower
Arizona State Bobby HurleyNew Arizona State head basketball coach Bobby Hurley is best known for his play as a point guard at Duke and later in the NBA. However, Hurley did play a little baseball growing up in Jersey City, N.J., and last night he had the opportunity to put some old skills to use. Hurley was a guest of the Arizona Diamondbacks and threw out the first pitch before the team’s game against the Chicago Cubs. Beforehand, he had a chance to meet some of the D-Backs players and coaching staff, and was even interviewed by Sun Devil quarterback Mike Bercovici, who was in attendance with teammate Jordan Simone. He is in the house! pic.twitter.com/DEtkghvLSW— Sun Devil MBB (@SunDevilHoops) May 24, 2015Sun Devils in the house. Tuffy. Hurley. Graham Rossini. #ForksUp pic.twitter.com/R886wvabYM— Sun Devil MBB (@SunDevilHoops) May 24, 2015Hey look at @MikeBerco and @JordanSimone38 with @BobbyHurley11 pic.twitter.com/g2hKLjipAs— Sun Devil MBB (@SunDevilHoops) May 24, 2015Don’t ask him tough questions Berco. pic.twitter.com/GPVxePXdfU— Sun Devil MBB (@SunDevilHoops) May 24, 2015The @BobbyHurley11 family is here to support him. Unless he bounces it. pic.twitter.com/OjcVsLRy24— Sun Devil MBB (@SunDevilHoops) May 24, 2015To add another degree of difficulty to Hurley’s toss, the Curtain of Distraction, usually employed by ASU’s student section to harass free-throw shooters, was brought out. It didn’t seem to affect him much, as his throw was accurate.Calm, cool and collected. Nicely done, @BobbyHurley11. https://t.co/sMyggvY9Yh— #VoteDbacks (@Dbacks) May 24, 2015Looks like Hurley is still comfortable with the ball in his hands, even if it’s not a roundball.
zoom Italy’s container terminal operator Contship Italia Group recorded a 1.3% overall decrease in handling volumes for 2017, compared to 2016.As informed, the company recorded the drop in 2017 volumes “despite strong performances at its flagship facilities at La Spezia, Salerno and Tangier.”Whilst market demand for Contship’s Gateway terminals with access to Italy, south and central Europe continues to increase, transshipment activities resulted in a 6.8% decrease year-on-year.Contship’s La Spezia Container Terminal (LSCT) handled a total of 1.38 million TEUs in 2017, a 17.6% increase when compared to 1.17 million TEUs seen in 2016.Additionally, Salerno Container Terminal’s (SCT) volumes rose to 420,000 TEUs in 2017 from 375,000 TEUs recorded a year earlier.Terminal Container Ravenna (TCR) was Contship’s only maritime gateway terminal whose volumes decreased to 185,000 TEUs in 2017 from 204,000 TEUs handled in 2016.Box volumes at Eurogate Tangier continued to rise, with a total of 1.44 million TEUs handled in 2017, compared to 1.17 million TEUs reported in 2016.However, Medcenter Container Terminal (MCT) and Cagliari International Container Terminal (CICT) both saw box volume declines by 35.5% and 12.4% in 2017, respectively.“2017 was a challenging year for the maritime industry, especially the reorganisation of liner alliances which has significantly changed the environment,” Cecilia Eckelmann-Battistello, Contship Italia Group President, commented.“More and more the focus has shifted from port performance to supply chain performance with Contship’s intermodal product Hannibal, being able to record increased transport volumes compared to the year before,” Eckelmann-Battistello added.
The Friars Club will present its highest honor – the Entertainment Icon Award – to Robert De Niro, and its Icon Award for Philanthropy to Carlos Slim at the annual Friars Foundation Gala.The Entertainment Icon Award pays tribute to individuals whose accomplishments transcend the entertainment industry by positively redefining the very culture we live in. De Niro will join Hollywood legends Tom Cruise, Douglas Fairbanks, Cary Grant and Frank Sinatra as the fifth Entertainment Icon Award recipient since the Friars launched in 1904.Slim is the premier recipient of the Icon Award for Philanthropy, which pays tribute to Slim’s philanthropic and humanitarian endeavors and serves to applaud his work to stimulate education, advance health care and strengthen small businesses in Latin American countries and around the world.Expected to attend the event are 50 Cent, Richard Belzer, Tony Bennett, David Blaine, Orlando Bloom, Blythe Danner, Kit Harrington, Kevin Hart, Miss America 2015 Kira Kazantsev, Harvey Keitel, Larry King, Art Linson, Penny Marshall, Joel McHale, Kathrine Narducci, Edward Norton, Édgar Ramírez, Jane Rosenthal, David O. Russell, Arturo Sandoval, Ben Stiller, Sting, Sharon Stone, Kenan Thompson, Uma Thurman, Christopher Walken, Harvey Weinstein, Stevie Wonder and more.WHEN: Tuesday, October 7WHERE: Waldorf Astoria301 Park Avenue New York, NY 10022The Friars Club was founded in 1904 as a meeting place for entertainers and over the years has achieved legendary status. Its membership includes the likes of Jimmy Fallon, Jon Stewart, Brian Williams, Barbra Streisand, Jerry Seinfeld, Tom Cruise, Les Moonves, Whitney Cummings and Samuel L. Jackson. The Friars Club “Monastery” is headquartered in Midtown Manhattan in a classic townhouse and is a haven for entertainers young and old.The Friars Foundation was established in 1977 as the charitable arm of the legendary Friars Club. The mission of the Foundation is to help performing arts groups create superior, innovative and affordable programs for the enrichment, education and enjoyment of diverse audiences and participants. The Foundation also helps prepare the next generation of performers and musical artists through scholarship programs for students studying the performing arts. In addition, it has created the Gift of Laughter Wounded Warriors Program, which enables the Foundation to bring laughter and comedy to members of the armed forces injured during service.
Advertisement Toronto, January 28, 2019 – A new census commissioned by ACTRA Toronto and ACTRA Ottawa with funding provided by Ontario Creates shows that the average earnings of Ontario ACTRA screen performers are not only substantially lower than Ontario workers in all industries, they are also significantly lower than other Ontario workers in the arts, entertainment and recreation industry.Membership and demographic information provided by the 3,409 ACTRA members who participated in the Ontario ACTRA Census was linked to earnings data to provide valuable insight into issues of compensation, access to work and pay equity.According to ACTRA Toronto Treasurer Richard Young, one of the study’s authors, “Performers are precarious workers, by any definition of the term, and the census results confirm that financial hardship is a reality for most performers.” According to ACTRA Toronto Treasurer Richard Young, one of the study’s authors, “Performers are precarious workers, by any definition of the term, and the census results confirm that financial hardship is a reality for most performers.”But Young acknowledged that there is lots of work still to do. “Thanks to the Ontario ACTRA Census respondents, we now have the numbers to show that significant performer wage gaps currently exist, correlated with gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity and physical and mental diversity. That may be no surprise to the performers affected but, now that we have solid metrics, we can accurately track the entertainment industry’s real progress on access and inclusion and work with other industry partners to create the changes needed. That’s huge.”ACTRA Toronto is the largest organization within ACTRA, representing over 15,000 of Canada’s 25,000 professional performers working in recorded media in Canada. As an advocate for Canadian culture since 1943, ACTRA is a member-driven union that continues to secure rights and respect for the work of professional performers.Ontario Creates (formerly OMDC) is a provincial agency that facilitates economic development, investment and collaboration in Ontario’s creative industries including the music, book, magazine, film, television and interactive digital media sectors. ontariocreates.caLink to Ontario ACTRA CensusLink to Ontario ACTRA Census Infographic Advertisement Facebook Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: Twitter
Companies in this story: (TSX:G)The Canadian Press VANCOUVER — Denver-based Newmont Mining Corp. and Goldcorp Inc. of Vancouver have agreed to combine their gold companies in a deal worth about US$10 billion.The companies announced today that Newmont will exchange 0.328 of a share and two cents for each of Goldcorp’s outstanding common shares.The deal has the unanimous support of the directors of both companies but requires regulatory approvals in several countries.The combined company would be called Newmont Goldcorp and be owned 65 per cent by current Newmont shareholders and 35 per cent by Goldcorp shareholders Newmont CEO Gary Goldberg says the company expects to generate up to US$100 million in annualized “synergies” before tax and operate in the Americas, Australia and Ghana.Newmont Goldcorp will also divest between US$1 billion and $1.5 billion of assets over two years to optimize gold production of six to seven million ounces annually.Goldcorp President and CEO David Garofalo says Newmont Goldcorp will be one of Canada’s largest gold producers, with a North American regional office in Vancouver that will oversee more than three million ounces of gold production — about half of the combined company’s projected output.
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Literacy Society announced today that it has launched the Fort St. John and the surrounding chapter of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, thanks to generous donations from BC Hydro and Pembina Pipeline.Country singer Dolly Parton started the Dollywood Foundation in 1986, and in 1995 the Imagination Library program was launched.The program provides enrolled children with a carefully-selected book every month until they turn 5, regardless of income. “We are thrilled to bring this amazing program to Fort St. John, and look forward to getting children enrolled” said Jessica Kalman, Executive Director. “Thanks to generous donations from Pembina Pipeline and BC Hydro, this program is funded for the first year, depending on enrollment numbers; and we are now at the point where we can start getting kids signed up.”All children that are enrolled before November 1st will receive their first welcome book in December.Enrollment forms can be found at the Fort St. John Literacy Society’s office and website. Alternatively, parents can enroll their children online at: www.imaginationlibrary.com/ca/affiliate/BCFORTSTJOHN/The Fort St. John Literacy Society is a non-profit organization which has been dedicated to promoting literacy for all individuals and groups throughout the local region since 1990.
Aleksandar Mitrović completed his move from Newcastle to Fulham and he insisted that it was the thing that he wanted to most from the beginning despite the interest being shown from many different clubs.The Serb provided a couple of stellar performances on the World Cup for his national team and he had helped Fulham back to the Premier League before that – so it was clear that Newcastle will have many options where to sell him.The striker spoke about his decision as he said, according to Hammy End:Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“I told my agent, my brother, my family that this is the only club I want to join. We didn’t even talk. Especially after the World Cup a few clubs were interested but my heart wanted to come here and to continue where we stopped. I didn’t talk to the other clubs. I know that I want to be here.”“Thanks to Fulham and their fans, the people who work in the club to make this come true. They were really passionate. I thought it might happen sooner [than it did]. It was not easy but in the end, we did it and I’m here. I am happy and proud to officially be a Fulham player.”“When I came here I fitted into the club like I’d been here lots of years. I don’t need time to settle in, I just want to play football and try to make big things with this amazing club.”
Cardiff City Football Club manager Neil Warnock has revealed his disappointment at Chelsea’s decision to send youngster Tammy Abraham on loan to Aston Villa.The ex-QPR manager revealed he approach the Blues to sign Abraham on loan with the intention of making the player an important part of his team but is shocked the player was allowed to leave for the Championship, despite spending last season on loan with Swansea City in the Premier League.Warnock told Standard Sport:“I wanted Tammy Abraham from day one. I spoke to Eddie Newton (Chelsea’s loan player technical coach) about it, but he ended up at Aston Villa.“I was really disappointed they didn’t even come back to me. I thought I at least deserved a phone call saying ‘sorry Neil, he’s not joining.”“It might have been because our deadline was three weeks before the Championship’s.”Premier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“Perhaps they weren’t sure at the time and then he ends up leaving at the end of the month, when only a move to a Championship club is possible. But even then, a phone call would have been better and shown a bit of class.”“Tammy would have been my main man in the Premier League – surely that would have been better for him? I don’t understand it. Surely they would want him playing in the Premier League?”“I don’t think it was a question over the size of the loan fee – we would have paid it. I just the felt the way we played, he would have enjoyed it and had an impact.”“I missed out on a few players waiting for him too, which disappointed me. But that’s life.”
Know as The Millionaires, Argentinean team River Plate is participating for the second time in the FIFA Club World CupRiver Plate beat Boca Juniors in the Copa Libertadores Final after two very controversial weeks.But know the Argentinean side will represent CONMEBOL in the FIFA Club World Cup that starts tomorrow.Known as The Millionaires, this team is based in the capital city of Buenos Aires in Argentina.The club was founded in 1901 and is celebrating its 117th anniversary.With 66 official championships, River Plate is one of the biggest clubs in Argentina having won the local tournament 36 times.Match Preview: River Plate vs Boca Juniors Boro Tanchev – September 1, 2019 It is time for one of the most intense derby games in the world, as River Plate and Boca Juniors go head-to-head tonight at 22:00 (CET).They have only won the Copa Libertadores in four occasions.This is their second time they play in the FIFA Club World Cup. In 2015 they lost the title to Barcelona after a 3-0 defeat.They will have to wait in the Semifinals, on December 18th, for the winner of the matches between Al Ain, Team Wellington, and Espérance de Tunis.#CWC18: Get to know @CARPoficial – Know as The Millionaires, Argentinean team River Plate is participating for the second time in the @ClubWorldCups. pic.twitter.com/AmxG6vaLjW— Ronaldo.com (@ronaldocomint) December 11, 2018