Ravena, meanwhile, is going to miss Ateneo’s game against FEU after UAAP officials reviewed his foul on UP’s Paul Desiderio in the Blue Eagles’ 83-66 win last Sunday.After a review of the official video, Baculi said the league had decided to upgrade the personal foul against Ravena into an unsportsmanlike foul.READ: Ravena said he had no intention to hit Escoto: ‘There was no extra motion’The hit on Desiderio was the Ateneo forward’s second unsportsmanlike foul this season after he was called with the same infraction for his action on FEU forward Richard Escoto in the Blue Eagles’ 63-60 loss to the Tamaraws in the first round.Ravena has apologized to Desiderio for the incident.As for De Liaño, he incurred a technical foul and an unsportsmanlike foul during the Fighting Maroons’ game against the Blue Eagles which merited a one-game suspension.De Liaño will miss UP’s next game against University of the East.“I hope the coaches can police their ranks, remind their players that you can be physical but not rough,” said Baculi. “They can be tough, but not rough.” View comments Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college UAAP women’s basketball: FEU rallies past Ateneo, UE stuns DLSU Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ateneo’s Thirdy Ravena, Far Eastern University’s Arvin Tolentino, and University of the Philippines’ Javi Gomez De Liaño were all slapped with suspensions following incidents in their team’s previous matches.Tolentino received the worst punishment of the three as got a two-game ban for his disqualifying foul on University of Santo Tomas forward Zach Huang.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissREAD: Tolentino says ‘no intention to hurt’ Huang after 2nd straight DQ foulHe will sit out FEU’s next two games against Ateneo and UP. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title This wasn’t Tolentino’s first suspension suffered this season as he also sat out the Tamaraws’ game against the Blue Eagles in the first round.UAAP Season 81 commissioner Junel Baculi warned Tolentino that if he ever gets called with another disqualifying foul, he would be suspended for the rest of the season.“The next time he does that, he’ll be out of for the remainder of the season and those are under the rules of the UAAP,” said Baculi Wednesday at Mall of Asia Arena. “I’m just basing my memo on the rules of the UAAP.”Tolentino earned his first disqualifying foul in FEU’s 88-85 overtime win over Adamson University where he clotheslined Sean Manganti.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Key players from three teams won’t be suiting up in their upcoming games in the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball tournament.ADVERTISEMENT
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Liberia may have been delivered from the grips of the Ebola virus disease (EVD), but the factors that led to the rapid spread still persist, the Chief Administrator of the Foya-Borma hospital, Francis Fordia, has said.Fordia, who has just returned from a medical conference in Sweden and Denmark, said until Liberians can begin to keep their surroundings clean, the risk of the rapid spread of infectious outbreaks is high.“The issue of hygiene is a serious problem in this country. Until we can begin to take hygiene seriously, we will continue to live at the mercy of God,” Mr. Forndia said.In an interview with the Daily Observer on Tuesday, Forndia, who faced the virus from the epicenter in Foya-where the first cases were reported, said the EVD can resurge or the country can be also invaded at any time by any other infectious disease with the same level of impact if Liberians do not change their hygiene habits.“Let us look at the impact that malaria has and the number of people who have died from what we consider a common sickness. This is all because we don’t want to clean our environments. A lot of dirty water sits around where we’re living, with mosquitoes breeding in front and behind the houses. People do not want to cut the grass around their houses and these (behaviors) are unacceptable,” he admonished.Monrovia has an endemic drainage problem that contributes to massive flooding in the city and its environs, he observed.“Students have to walk through water from their homes to get to their destinations. Some of this water runs from sewage systems around the communities. So walking in this kind of water exposes people to lot of sicknesses,” he lamented.“People will go out and spend the whole day in the streets and when they get home they will not wash their hands before eating. Do you know how terribly you are risking your life?” the Foya-Borma Administrator asked.Fordia also noted that government and its partners can build all the best health facilities in the country and equip them with the latest medical devices, but if Liberians do not change their approach to hygiene, they will continue to fall prey to diseases. Reflecting on his experiences in Europe, he said, “While in Sweden I did not see one piece of paper that was thrown in the street—nowhere did I see that. In every corner of the country I travelled, even the highways, they have standard garbage cans because you are not allowed to throw trash from your car out on the highways.”He further warned, “Though we are not like them, Liberians should begin to emulate those good lifestyles if they are to live in clean environments and avoid diseases.“This will also help us live longer as the Swedes are doing. What’s so extra about them? They are humans like us, but the difference is just our mindset which we need to change.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
GLENDALE – Following a trend set by other restaurants, IHOP’s plates of bacon, fried shrimp and chicken tenders will soon be healthier. The Glendale-based company known for its pancakes announced Monday that it will eliminate trans fats from frying oils before the end of the year. “We recognize that our guests are very conscious of their food choices and we want to provide them delicious choices that meet a variety of needs for them,” said Dustin Dixon, IHOP’s vice president of product quality assurance and procurement. “We understand that trans fats are something that are being eliminated across the country, so we are going to work our best to provide those types of products for (customers).” The move stops short of getting rid of trans fats from all menu items at International House of Pancakes’ 1,319 restaurants. The company said it needs to work with its food suppliers to make that change. As it nixes trans fats from its frying oil, IHOP Corp. joins KFC Corp., Dunkin’ Doughnuts and other chain restaurants that have made the switch. New York City has banned restaurants from using trans fats in their frying oils, and next year it will require all menu items to be trans-fat free. A bill before Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger would require chain restaurants in the state to post information about the trans fats in their menu items, as well as other nutritional info. Los Angeles County officials were considering a ban similar to the one New York City adopted. Supervisor Yvonne B. Burke said the county has found that regulating trans fats in restaurants is beyond its power, but that companies are phasing out trans fats on their own. “When people became aware of … some of the problems with it, and the fact that it certainly does make people fat and it is not healthy … many companies wanted to just voluntarily eliminate it,” Burke said. Trans fat is produced when hydrogen is added to vegetable oil, which helps the oil last longer. It is widely used in frying oil, in processed foods as partially hydrogenated oils and in ingredients such as margarine and shortening. The fats have no health benefits. In fact, eating them increases the risk of getting coronary heart disease. Dixon said the company has not set a date for eliminating trans fat from all menu items. But before Dec. 31, it will fry with oils free of them. Officials at the Center for Science in the Public Interest, a group based in Washington, D.C., said the ban adopted by New York City, and other regulations imposed on trans fat, pushed chain restaurants to eliminate it. “I think in three years trans fat will be largely out of the food supply,” said Michael Jacobson, executive director of the organization.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
LANCASTER – State corrections officials have agreed to stop sending prison parolees to the Antelope Valley unless they had valley connections predating their imprisonments. The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation also agreed to add more parole agents to watch local parolees and to start using Global Positioning System devices to track high-risk sex offenders. “The department has not kept good tabs on what has been going on with the Antelope Valley in terms of placement,” said state Sen. George Runner, R-Lancaster. “I believe the department has gotten lax on how and where it is the department places parolees in Los Angeles County.” Antelope Valley’s parole population has more than doubled in the last 15 years, while the valley’s population overall has gone up a little more than 50 percent, records show. Of the approximately 1,700 parolees assigned to the Antelope Valley, Runner said he believes 25 to 30 percent shouldn’t be. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card (Actually, the number of paroles assigned to the valley is less than it was in 2000, when state officials said there were about 2,000.) State parole agents will re-examine the valley’s roster for parolees now there without family connections or employment, officials said. The parolee moratorium, announced Friday by Runner and his wife, Assemblywoman Sharon Runner, R-Lancaster, is similar to one imposed last year for about nine months in Desert Hot Springs in Riverside County because of that tiny community’s disproportionate number of parolees, officials said. Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich has also been talking with state officials about whether the Antelope Valley has more than its share of parolees and has a meeting scheduled Monday with Lancaster officials and Jim L’Etoile, director of the state’s adult parole operations, Antonovich aide Anna Pembedjian said. In the Antelope Valley, there were about 700 parolees in 1991, when the population was about 220,000. The population now is over 340,000, excluding east Kern County communities such as Rosamond. “It’s great to see the state take a leadership role in bring in more resources,” said Capt. Carl Deeley, commander of the Lancaster sheriff’s station. “The core problems is drugs, gangs, parolees, and, to a lesser extent, probationers. If we can mitigate their effects we will have an impact on crime.” The Antelope Valley moratorium is believed to be the only one in place now in California, a state Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation spokeswoman said. “We have been working with the Runners on any number of solutions to their concerns,” corrections spokeswoman Elaine Jennings said. “We’re actively moving forward with implementation right away.” In Desert Hot Springs, parole officials agreed to impose a moratorium in January 2005 after concluding that nearly 3 percent of the community’s 17,000 residents were ex-convicts on parole. In comparison, about 0.5 percent of Antelope Valley residents are on parole, according to state numbers. The Desert Hot Springs moratorium ended last fall, but by that time the parolee numbers had been reduced greatly, officials said. “I think the word got out that we were no longer allowing people to just walk in,” said Doris Mahlum, who manages the state parole region that extends from Riverside to the Colorado River. Desert Hot Springs seemed to draw parolees because their families moved there for housing they could afford, because one hotel operator was hiring them and also providing housing, and because they had ex-convict friends there and thus could find drugs and crime partners, Mahlum said. Antelope Valley officials and law-enforcement officials have been questioning the rise of the parolee population since the 1993 opening of the Lancaster state prison, which opponents worried would draw inmates’ families to settle down. Parole officials have said repeatedly over the years that inmates were not released directly from the prison into Antelope Valley and that they didn’t steer parolees to the valley – though they acknowledged that state law could bring in paroled offenders from other areas. State law says that parolees must be released in the county from which they were convicted, so Los Angeles County residents on parole can move anywhere in the county. However, another state law says they must be kept at least 35 miles from victims or witnesses if their convictions were for a number of serious offenses, including murder, rape and child molestation. For example, a parolee who spent nearly 18 years in state prison for raping and molesting children in Pasadena was sent in 2004 to Lancaster, where his mother – a foster parent – lived. The Runners and other civic leaders protested to state officials about it. In other cases, parolees in the Antelope Valley are here in violation of their parole terms, sometimes because they are hiding out from police in other cities. Local officials said they saw an influx of Los Angeles street gang members after the Los Angeles Police Department started a crackdown in late 2002. Last October, a Los Angeles parolee was shot to death by Lancaster sheriff’s deputies who stopped him as he walked along a street in an industrial area where the businesses were all closed for the night. When they searched him, a pistol fell out of his pants, a struggle ensued, and he grabbed at a deputy’s gun, officials said. State officials’ decision to turn nearly a quarter of California State Prison-Los Angeles County in Lancaster into a reception center for newly convicted inmates will have an impact on the number of parolees, Sharon Runner said. Instead of 1,100 inmates serving out their sentences at the prison, those space will be filled by inmates being processed into the state prison system and who will be transferred to other prisons after about 90 days. That will reduce the number of families who relocate to the region to be close to imprisoned relatives, Sharon Runner said. Jim Skeen, (661) 267-5743 email@example.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Your wedding day is the happiest day of your life. Presents and gifts are coming in and the excitement is building, but with all the celebrations be wary at this fantastic time. Unfortunately, your wedding day can be spoiled if you return home to find that thieves have taken advantage of the deserted neighborhood to help themselves to your valuables.Orbit Security can provide a range of solutions to protect your home for weddings, christening, or any time you feel your home is vulnerable. We can patrol the area to check for any suspicious activity or we can post a uniformed security guard to protect your home for the hours that you are away.If you are considering celebrating your special day at home, or in a marquee we can provide professional security guard for your event.All our security guards will be appropriately dressed to deal with your guests in a discreet manner.Whatever your needs, Orbit Security can work with you to develop the perfect security solution. Give us a call today to discuss the requirements for your wedding or other special occasion and see how affordable it is to secure peace of mind.074 9128989 or email us firstname.lastname@example.orgPROTECT YOUR HOME ON YOUR WEDDING DAY WITH ORBIT SECURITY was last modified: July 3rd, 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:BusinessFeaturesnews
Donegal’s Finesse Gymnastics Display Team arrived home yesterday after representing Ireland at this year’s Festival Del Sole Italy.The Finesse team along with gymnasts from Dublin had the honour of being only the second ever Irish team to take part in this event. All the colours of the world of gymnastics performed at the Festival del Sole: almost 4,800 non-professional gymnasts took part in the Opening Ceremony with a Grand Parade. The gymnasts march behind their nations flag from four different arenas through the beautiful streets of Riccione, eventually the teams arrive at the main arena the Piazzale Roma where the ceremony finishes’ with a huge firework display.Day one saw the Donegal Team perform alongside Austria, San Marino, Israel, Italy, and Portugal. They showed no nerves as they took to the floor and delivered a perfect performance in front of a huge audience.Day two the team performed with Belgium, Finland, Denmark, Switzerland and Lithuania after the highs of the first day they again delivered an outstanding routine which received a great reaction by the huge crowd with even the compare saying “Irlanda bellissimo” a saying that the team were getting used to hearing.That set the trend what was to be a wonderful week for this Donegal team as they executed the routine with precision and grace which was well received by the huge audiences. All of their hard work paid off as on Friday before the closing ceremony they were presented with gold medals from their Head of delegation, Carolanne Tighe from Irish Gymnastics for their achievement. The Finesse team were delighted with their achievement as for many of them this was their first international event representing Ireland, but hopefully not their last.Love for the sport, desire to meet with other gymnasts, and perform in front of a huge audience these simple ingredients multiplied by the 4,800 athletes of all ages and from all over the world will live long in the memory for these young girls. They have not only done their club and county proud they have also done Irish gymnastics proud. In the words of the Italian compare “Irlanda Bellissimo” LOVELY IRELAND.Finesse Team representing IrelandAmber Beecroft, Ciara Beecroft, Rachel Canning, Ailbhe Gallagher, Molly Gallagher,Adele King , Ellie King , Fiona Lafferty, Orla Lonergan , Orla McCarron, Aisling Nulty,Cara Nulty , Molly Nulty, Abi O’Connor, Aoife O’Connor, Tori O’Connor. Coach: Meganne HerronChoreographer: Linda BennettDONEGAL FINESSE GYMNASTICS TEAM PERFORM ADMIRABLY IN ITALY was last modified: July 7th, 2014 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:DisplaydonegalFinesseGymnasticsIrelanditalyNoticesSport
Scotland will remain at Hampden Park, the Scottish Football Association have confirmed.It had been thought the national team would be moving to Murrayfield, but the SFA are buying the stadium from Queen’s Park.It got talkSPORT.com thinking about Glasgow’s famous old ground – a stadium which was once the biggest in the world – and in particular the origin of the ‘Hampden Roar’. Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Two players – both of whom scored against England – have been credited with getting thousands of enthusiastic Scots screaming ‘get it up ye’.Aberdeen’s Alec Cheyne, whose last minute winner helped 10-man Scotland secure a 1-0 win in 1929, is often associated with bringing the noise. The story goes that Alex Jackson, who was forced off and ended the match at Victoria Infirmary, knew his side had won because he could hear the crowd all the way from his hospital bed.The other is Celtic’s Jimmy McGrory, who scored against the Auld Enemy in 1933.A phenomenal noise is said to have greeted the prolific striker’s superb winner.McGrory scored an incredible 472 goals for the Hoops and his exploits were the stuff of legend, with renowned Arsenal manager Herbert Chapman twice trying to lure him to London. 3 BEST OF The striker stood to make a fortune if he moved south and the Gunners were prepared to pay through the nose to land him.With Arsenal on their way to becoming the best team in England, the two appeared to be the perfect match.Except McGrory had no intention of leaving, even if Celtic were prepared to cash in on their goal machine and take Arsenal’s whopping £10,000 offer.So keen were Celtic to conclude the transfer, though, that the board and manager, Willie Maley, led McGrory to London under false pretences so the Gunners could put their proposal to him personally.McGrory was accompanying Maley on his holiday to Lourdes, but the train was passing through the capital where, on arrival, they were met by Chapman.“He offered me everything but the moon,” McGrory said. Although immensely flattered by the compliments Chapman threw his way, the answer was thanks but no thanks.And so off he went to Lourdes, the place of miracles – the fact it would take one for Chapman to get his way was not lost on the striker. On the pair’s return, the determined Chapman made one final attempt as he intercepted them at the station again.But the player still couldn’t be persuaded. “Jimmy McGrory of Arsenal would never have sounded as good as Jimmy McGrory of Celtic,” he said. Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? ADVICE Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more 3 MONEY 3 highlights A statue of legendary manager Herbert Chapman sits outside the Emirates The ‘Hampden Roar’ was born from Scotland’s noisy supporters in the late 1920s and early 1930s RANKED impact Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade silverware England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Most popular football news Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move McGrory, second left, remembered by Celtic fans among other club legends Not that McGrory was ever rewarded for his loyalty by Celtic’s top brass. He later found out he wasn’t even the top earner at the club and while many of his team-mates were on £9-a-week, the most he ever took home was £8.No doubt the board were angry at missing out on a massive windfall and the chance to buy some new plus fours. Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack REVEALED smart causal possible standings
FROM SEAN DOHERTY AT PARKHEAD: THERE were remarkable scenes here at Parkhead this afternoon as Celtic fans where ‘Bhoyed’ up despite losing the title to Rangers.As it became clear that Rangers were going to take the title after going into a 3-0 lead at Kilmarnock in the first nine minutes, there was a deathly mood at Celtic Park.But as we began the process of beating Motherwell, the mood changed. Rangers winning the title no longer seemed to matter. A large crowd of us have been travelling to Glasgow from Donegal all season (and for many other seasons). When Derry man Paddy McCourt scored our fourth goal we decided ‘What the hell do we care’ and we all did a massive Hoops Huddle.That’s what is different about Celtic fans. The lyrics of our fan songs say it – we follow them through thick and thin.Rangers won 5-1 at Rugby Park. Kilmarnock never got over that first ten minutes.Here at Celtic Park, the Hoops did us proud. We played football the Celtic way today. We had 65% of possession and 15 attempts at goal.Goals from Hooper and Samaras in the first half and two more from Maloney and McCourt in the second saw us beat Motherwell 4-0.As fans we have paid tribute to our side. They’ve done their best.And many of us will be back in Glasgow next weekend to watch our Hoops take on Motherwell again – this time in the Scottish Cup Final at Hampden.After all we are Celtic supporters, faithful through and through. Over and Over, we will follow you. * We hope to have video of Celtic fans’ loyalty to their side later tonight.REMARKABLE SCENES AS HOOPS FANS PAY TRIBUTE TO TEAM DESPITE RANGERS TITLE VICTORY was last modified: May 15th, 2011 by gregShare 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)
DONEGAL U-14 COUNTY SQUADTHEY were all glammed up at the Clanree Hotel in Letterkenny tonight as the Donegal Ladies Minor Board presentations were made to our county players.Players from the U-14, U-16 and Minor teams were out in force for a fun end-of-season get-together.Casey Harvey: U-14 County Player of the YearNiamh McDaid: U-14 Players Player of the Year Sinead McGinty: U-14 Most Improved Player of the Year Laya Alvey: U-14 Most Consistent Player of the Year Millie Winfield: Most Improved Player U-14BThe Donegal Ladies U-16 SquadThe Donegal Ladies U-16 Squad U-16 Player of the Year Mairead Coll U-16 Players’ Player of the Year Marie O’ReillyMost Consistent U-16 Player Rosie Keon U-16 Most Improved Player Eimear McGroary Donegal Ladies Minor Team 2013Minor Joint Player of the Year Rose Boyle Minor Joint Player of the Year Meabh ListonKaren Ward: Joint Minor Most Consistent PlayerBlathnaid McLaughlin: Joint Minor Most Consistent Player Ellen Muldoon: Most Improved Minor of the Year PICTURE SPECIAL: DONEGAL LADIES UNDER-AGE COUNTY PLAYERS PRESENTATION NIGHT was last modified: December 14th, 2013 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:Donegal Ladies Gaelic Footballunderage presentations
Donegal County Council has appealed to landowners in West Donegal to cut back vegetation near homes and oil tanks which could catch fire.It follows the escalation of a major gorse fire in the Annagry, Belcruit and Loughanure areas which has spread for miles since this morning.The fire broke out at approximately 6am this morning at Annagry and continues to burn this afternoon in the Annagry, Belcruit and Loughanure areas. A council spokesperson confirmed that a total of 15 fire appliances from 12 brigades are currently deployed at the scene.There are no reported casualties or damaged properties at this time.The notice of high fire risk (Condition Orange) remains effective for all areas where hazardous fuels such as gorse, heather, dried grasses and other dead vegetation exist.A council spokesperson said “Donegal County Council appeals to landowners and members of the public to exercise caution and to take all necessary measures to prevent the occurrence of wildfires involving material such as gorse, heather and similar. “Landowners and members of the public are urged to be vigilant and to report any uncontrolled or unattended fires immediately to the Fire Service by dialling 999 or 112.“The Council is also urging landowners and members of the public not to engage in activities that could cause wildfires.“House-holders or building owners in areas susceptible to wildfire are advised to remove or cut back any vegetation in the immediate vicinity of their house, building or oil tank to prevent wildfires damaging or destroying their property.“Donegal County Council would also like to remind landowners and members of the public thatunder the Wildlife Act 1976 and the Wildlife (Amendment) Act 2000 it is an offence to cut, grub, burn or otherwise destroy any vegetation growing on any land not then cultivated between 1st day of March and 31st day of August in any year.”Pictured above: A father and son battle the gorse fire together. Picture by Brid Sweeney. Council appeals to landowners to cut back vegetation as fires spread was last modified: April 26th, 2019 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)