Another wet and windy day forecast by Met Eireann

first_img Facebook Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic WhatsApp Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Pinterest Pinterest Facebook Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Google+center_img WhatsApp Another wet and windy day forecast by Met Eireann Met Eireann is warning of strong winds and very gusty conditions across the country today.The forecaster says winds will be below warning thresholds but damage to some structures and trees is possible.Power outages are also possible, at present, there are 65 homes and businesses without power in the vicinity of Glenties, with a number of problems also reported around Dungloe.ESB Networks is hoping to have all issues resolved by early afternoon. Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme DL Debate – 24/05/21 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th By News Highland – December 10, 2019 Previous articleL’Kenny Community Nursing Unit potential to be game changer-Chief Officer CHO1Next articlePlanned water outages in Falcarragh today as works continue News Highland Twitter Homepage BannerNewslast_img read more


BNSF spends on capacity expansion

first_imgUNVEILING a $2·4bn capital programme for 2006 on January 24, BNSF Chairman, President & CEO Matthew K Rose said the railway was planning to invest 10% more than it did in 2005.’We are increasing our capital investment programme to meet anticipated future volumes because we are confident that our return on invested capital will continue to improve’, he explained. ‘For 2005, ROIC was 10·1%, a significant improvement from 7·9% in 2004 and 6·6% in 2003.’ BNSF Railway plans to spend more than $1·4bn on renewals and upgrading of existing track, signalling, structures, and rolling stock. Another $400m will go on capacity expansion to meet increasing demand, and 310 locomotives will be bought at a cost of $550m. Major projects include double- or triple-tracking another 65 km of the important Southern Transcon route, including the start of work on a second track to relieve the single-track bottleneck through the Abo Canyon east of Belen. BNSF will also expand its yard at Lincoln, Nebraska, and add about 80 km of double- and triple-track on its routes serving the Powder River coalfield, including sections of the UP-BNSF joint line. Eight intermodal facilities will be expanded, together with passing loops and fuelling facilities at various locations.last_img read more


Bring on the next 100 wins for the Miles Mystery Tour

first_imgGAINESVILLE, Fla. – Les Miles won his 100th game as LSU’s football coach Saturday night at Florida, and the 30-27 victory had a morsel of virtually all the delights that have made up the Miles Magical Mystery tour these last 10 years.Here are a six of the choicest:— GAME WINNING FIELD GOAL: There was another one Saturday in the final seconds courtesy of New Iberia’s Colby Delahoussaye, who booted a career-high 50 yarder with three seconds left to beat Florida. “It’s awesome,” Delahoussaye said. “It’s an awesome feeling. It’s like a childhood dream.”— GAME WINNING FIELD GOAL HISTORY: Drew Alleman of Lafayette kicked the game winning field goal to beat Alabama 9-6 in overtime in 2011 and propel the Tigers to the national championship game.— FOURTH QUARTER COMEBACK: Florida took a 24-20 lead with 6:10 to play on quarterback Jeff Driskel’s 11-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Demarcus Robinson. But the Tigers somehow converted a third-and-25 play from their 33-yard line in the final three minutes when quarterback Anthony Jennings found wide receiver Travin Dural for 41 yards to the Gators’ 26-yard line. Then Jennings hit Dural for an 11-yard touchdown and 27-24 lead with 2:40 to go. Florida tied it on a field goal with 1:49 to go, and you know the rest.— FOURTH QUARTER COMEBACK HISTORY: Miles entered the game with 22 fourth quarter comeback wins, including three against Florida – 21-17 in 2005 and 28-24 in 2007 in Tiger Stadium and 33-29 at Florida in 2010. Make that 23 fourth quarter wins after Saturday – the most by any major school since 2005.— ROAD WARRIORS: LSU trailed Florida 17-7 late in the second quarter, but came back to take the lead 20-17, fell behind 24-20, took the lead 27-24, got tied up 27-27 and won 30-27.— ROAD WARRIORS HISTORY: LSU has fallen behind by double digits 13 times under Miles on the road in the SEC, and now has come back to win six of those.— DUMB LUCK: As time was running out Saturday night and the Tigers were maneuvering toward a game-winning field goal attempt, Miles asked Delahoussaye what hash he would prefer the ball on before what would be a long field goal attempt. “Anything but the right hash,” Delahoussaye, being a right-footed kicker, said. Miles still managed to put the ball on the right hash, though, after tailback Terrence Magee’s run gained three yards off right tackle to the 33-yard line. “We ended up going with the right hash, but it’s no big deal,” Delahoussaye said.— DUMB LUCK HISTORY: While trailing 29-26 in the final minutes at Florida in 2010, Miles called a fake field goal on fourth and three from the Florida 36. Holder Derek Helton caught the snap and flipped it backwards over his head to kicker Josh Jasper, who stepped to his right. It was a bad pitch, though, and hit the ground. With a Florida defender inches away from claiming the ball and the game, the ball bounced right into Jasper’s hands and he gained five yards for the first down. Three plays later, quarterback Jarrett Lee hit wide receiver Terrence Toliver for a 3-yard touchdown with six seconds to go for the 33-29 win. Helton and Jasper were the only players who knew the fake was on. The same fake — but without the bounce — worked for an early touchdown in a 28-16 win over South Carolina in 2007 with holder Matt Flynn flipping perfectly to kicker Colt David.— MYSTERY: How does a kicker miss a 19-yard extra point in the third quarter with no pressure and make a 50-yard field goal with the game on the line a quarter later with three seconds to go under all the pressure in the world? That’s what Delahoussaye did.— MYSTERY HISTORY: Trailing Tennessee by 14-10 in 2010, LSU reached the 1-yard line in the final seconds. But a hurried bad snap by center T-Bob Hebert because of a late substitution by offensive coordinator Gary Crowton (that Miles approved) scooted by quarterback Jordan Jefferson for a big loss as time ran out and Tennessee celebrated. But Tennessee had too many Vols on the field. LSU got another chance and scored on a 1-yard run by Stevan Ridley for a 16-14 win.— CUCKOO CLOCK: After LSU defensive back Rickey Jefferson’s critical interception and crucial 23-yard return to the Florida 36-yard line with 24 seconds left and the score tied at 27-27 Saturday, Miles – without any timeouts left – allowed too much time to elapse before two plays and nearly allowed time to run out without a chance at the field goal.— CUCKOO CLOCK HISTORY: Trailing Auburn 24-23 in the final seconds, Miles let too much time run off the clock between a completion to tight end Richard Dickson to the Auburn 22-yard line and the next play. LSU won 30-24 on that next play when quarterback Matt Flynn hit wide receiver Demetrius Byrd with one second remaining for a 22-yard touchdown. But had tailback Jacob Hester not stopped a sack of Flynn by blocking a blitzing linebacker or had Byrd bobbled the ball and dropped it, no time would have remained for the game-winning, 39-yard field goal attempt. And LSU would have lost 24-23 and likely not have gone on to win the national championship. Instead Byrd ran off the field waving his hand in front of his face, signaling, “Can’t See Me,” which became a slogan for the national champion Tigers. … Too many other examples to mention.“You know I’m very fortunate to be the head coach at LSU,” Miles said after the game. “The idea of the 100th win in The Swamp is pretty special. The teams that I’ve been able to lead, the quality of people, the guys who work hard and are ambitious and want to be champions — I’m fortunate. It’s a great opportunity for me, and it’s one that I’ve enjoyed.”This year’s ride on the Miles’ Magical Mystery Tour is apparently just getting started as the Tigers (5-2, 1-2 SEC) are suddenly breathing new life with Kentucky (5-1, 2-1 SEC) due at Tiger Stadium for a 6:30 p.m. game Saturday on the SEC Network.Jennings must believe in Miles Magic. The LSU quarterback was just 8 of 18 for 58 yards and had been sacked three times when he faced a third-and-25 at the LSU 33-yard line while trailing 24-20 in the final three minutes. He somehow spotted wide receiver Travin Dural deep and hit him for 41 yards.“It was just one of those things where they hit one on us,” Florida defensive lineman Alex McCallister said.But that was not the big one. Two plays later from the 11-yard line, Jennings saw Dural in the corner of the end zone and let it go – blindly. “I didn’t even know he caught it,” Jennings said. “I just threw it up there. I didn’t see it.”LSU’s latest “Can’t See Me” touchdown put the Tigers up 27-24 with 2:40 to play. Florida came right back with a 73-yard pass from Driskel to Robinson to the 2-yard line, but somehow the worst run defense in the SEC forced a field goal and 27-27 tie when a touchdown would have put Florida up 31-27.“This team has a chance to win some games and be pretty special this season,” Miles said. “We’ve lost to two pretty good teams (No. 1 Mississippi State and No. 6 Auburn), but our team’s coming. And we’ll play better next week, and we’ll play better the week after that. And there might be something pretty special coming this season for these LSU Tigers.”Bring on the next 100?last_img read more


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