Motorists warned to exercise caution as sleet and snow forecasted

first_img Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Facebook Previous articleGarbhan Friel named Ulster Senior League Player of the MonthNext articleReopening of short stay ward at LUH raised in Dail again News Highland Twitter Twitter Google+ Pinterest Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Facebook Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Motorists are being warned to drive with extra care over the coming days with sleet and snow forecast.Met Eireann says temperatures will drop with a risk of sleet and strong winds from tomorrow and into Friday. More snow is forecast for Sunday and into Monday.Forecaster Gerard Fleming says the snow to come will be more substantial than anything we’ve seen so far this year:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/gflem1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.center_img Motorists warned to exercise caution as sleet and snow forecasted WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Homepage BannerNews News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsApp Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA By News Highland – December 6, 2017 Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

Fight the Flu

first_imgCold, flu, bronchitis and other viruses have affected a number of Georgians this winter. It may be difficult to think about flu season when the outdoor temperatures remain at 70-plus degrees, but we are still in flu season and to avoid illness, proper precautions must be taken.University of Georgia Cooperative Extension offers a few tips to help beat the bugs this flu season.First, we must wash our hands. Most of us wash our hands, just not properly. Hands should be washed for 20 seconds with warm soap and water to effectively clean them. Also, contrary to what my children believe, sanitizer is not a replacement for hand-washing. Sanitizer can be used in the event that soap and water are not available, but soap and water are always the best choice for hand-washing.There are different levels of clean. Cleaning is the process of removing physical dirt. It does not remove germs, mold or other harmful bacteria that make us ill. Cleaning is generally done with soap or detergent and water. It is also the lowest level of clean. When someone has been ill in your home, you may want a higher level of clean.Sanitizing is the process of decreasing germs to levels at which illness does not occur. This process often involves the use of a sanitizing solution. Most of us use a bleach-and-water solution to achieve this level of clean. With bleach, remember that less is best.Traditionally, bleach is overused. To make a sanitizing solution, the Environmental Protection Agency recommends 1 teaspoon of bleach to 1 quart of water. To “go green,” you can also use vinegar or hydrogen peroxide to sanitize. The EPA suggests using half a cup of either hydrogen peroxide or vinegar in a spray bottle. To sanitize surfaces effectively, remember to clean the surface first, then apply the sanitizing solution. This may seem like a small step, but to get rid of bacteria and other pathogens that could potentially make us ill, it is essential. Disinfecting is the third and highest level of clean. My daughter had a 24-hour virus. To avoid spreading it to the entire family, I washed her bedding in hot water and used disinfectant wipes on doorknobs, remote controls, light switches, toilet handles and any other place I could think of that could potentially harbor illness-causing bacteria.Disinfecting properly, whether you use wipes, bleach-and-water solution or spray, is critical. According to the EPA, “To achieve the desired level of disinfection, the chemical in question must be applied at a certain concentration for a specified amount of time.”Remember, disinfecting is a two-step process. First, clean the surface. Second, allow the disinfectant dwell time, or the amount of time that a surface must be in contact with the disinfectant solution in order to kill harmful bacteria.In other words, spray or wipe the disinfectant solution onto a clean surface and allow it to sit. If you are using a chemical disinfectant, the instructions for dwell time should be on the package. Don’t forget to clean doorknobs, handles, light fixtures, tablet cases, keyboards and cell phones. They are notorious for harboring icky bacteria.last_img read more

Aguero double helps sink Stoke

first_imgSergio Aguero and Manchester City rediscovered their touch as the champions turned on the style in the second half to win 4-1 at Stoke. Press Association The first half was a compelling affair but both sides might have had more than a goal apiece after efforts were ruled out at each end. Crouch was first denied by an offside flag and Aguero had what would then have been his second chalked off in confusing circumstances on the stroke of half-time. Handball was the offence, although it was only the faintest of touches and possibly not deliberate. But City reacted well to the controversy and finally showed some champion quality after a disappointing few weeks by running in three second-half goals. City ended as the dominant force but Stoke had a large say in the early proceedings. City did have an early chance but Aguero scuffed a shot when he might have been better leaving it to Fernandinho. After that Stoke looked the more confident for a prolonged spell with the lively Victor Moses troubling Joe Hart with a well-struck shot. Crouch, back in the Potters’ starting line-up after a late leveller at Newcastle on Sunday, got his head to the resulting corner but Milner cleared off the line. There were appeals for handball against Milner but referee Lee Mason gave nothing. Crouch thought he had scored when he pounced on a rebound after Hart parried a Moses effort but the flag was raised. City survived another scare as Hart beat away a strong effort from Steven Nzonzi and Moses smashed the rebound inches wide. They were chances Stoke looked likely to rue missing as City seized the lead following a moment of Aguero brilliance in the 33rd minute. The Argentinian seized on a long clearance and ran at Marc Muniesa and finished with a superb low shot across goal. But City had not yet weathered the storm and Stoke replied immediately. Marko Arnautovic curled in a wicked cross from the right and Crouch ducked as he slid in to expertly guide home a firm header. City thought they had reclaimed the lead just before the interval but controversy erupted as Mason denied Aguero. Stoke were caught flat-footed as Fernandinho picked out Silva with a lofted ball and the Spaniard turned the ball across goal for Aguero. Aguero appeared to have an easy tap-in but the ball deflected off a defender and he had to readjust to use his head. After doing so the ball brushed his hand on the way in. Mason initially seemed to give the goal but Stoke’s players protested and it eventually became apparent the referee agreed something untoward had occurred. It may have been that Aguero had cunningly used his hand but replays suggested that would be a harsh interpretation. If City felt wronged, they soon put it right. Milner made no mistake with his head as he rose to meet a Nasri cross 10 minutes into the second half. Milner, whose future beyond the end of the season remains uncertain as contract talks continue, celebrated by mimicking the action of a DJ in front City fans. Whatever that meant, City appeared to be getting back into their groove. They went further ahead after 70 minutes as Silva proved too tricky for Geoff Cameron and was pulled down. Aguero clinically dispatched the spot-kick. Nasri made victory certain six minutes later as he drove at the Stoke defence, checked inside on the edge of the area and fired a shot across goal and in at the far post. Stoke were beaten although Mame Biram Diouf did threaten on the break and might have had a free-kick after tangling with Eliaquim Mangala – who could have been sent off – but Mason ruled contact accidental. Aguero struck twice as City won for the first time in five Barclays Premier League games to keep some pressure on Chelsea at the top of the table. Aguero’s first strike in six games since returning from injury was cancelled out by Peter Crouch before the break but he grabbed a second from the penalty spot after James Milner had put City back ahead. Samir Nasri claimed the fourth with a fine strike 14 minutes from time. last_img read more

Dangote keen on buying Arsenal

first_img Press Association Uzbek magnate Alisher Usmanov controls around 30 per cent and has also expressed no desire to offload any of his shares. Nevertheless, last month Dangote, whose business interests include sugar, flour and oil, stated he remained keen to become part of the Emirates Stadium club sometime in the future. In a fresh interview with BBC World Service Hausa, Dangote indicated once his work in the establishment of an oil refinery in his homeland – set to be the largest in Africa – is complete, then he would consider revisiting his interest in making a move at Arsenal. “When we get this refinery on track, I will have enough time and enough resources to pay what they are asking for,” he told the channel. “There were a couple of us who were rushing to buy and we thought with the prices then, the people who were interested in selling were trying to go for a kill. “We backtracked because we were very busy doing other things, especially our industrialisation.” Dangote feels Arsenal, who last season retained the FA Cup, can mount a challenge for top honours again, albeit perhaps with a different outlook from the boardroom. He added: “They are doing well but they need another strategic direction. They need more direction than the current situation, where they just develop players and sell them.” Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, has re-iterated his hopes of one day buying Arsenal. center_img The Nigerian has an estimated fortune of some 18billion US dollars (£12.2bn) and is reported to have wanted to purchase a holding in the Gunners when former director Lady Nina Bracewell-Smith was selling her stock in 2011. Arsenal’s current majority shareholder is American tycoon Stan Kroenke, who has a 66.64 per cent holding and remains committed to the Barclays Premier League club for the long-term. last_img read more