Donegal family heartbroken after second arson attack on future home

first_imgA Donegal family has been left devastated after their dream home was set alight, just weeks before they were due to move in.This is the second time that the council home in St Johnston was broken into and damaged this summer.Caroline Orr, her husband Christopher and their three children were looking forward to moving into the bungalow at Arda this month. But their hopes were dashed on Tuesday morning when they got a call saying that it was set on fire during the night.Damage at St Johnston home following fire on 3rd SeptemberCaroline told Donegal Daily: “They broke in by smashing a window. They knew what they were doing, they opened a kitchen window to get airflow in and they brought tools to gain entry. They set the fire in the attic.“The whole roof is caved in on the house. It’s thousands of euro in damage.“This happened before at the start of the summer. They ripped slates off the roof to make entry then. That was just the day before we were supposed to move in.” Damage at St Johnston home following fire on 3rd SeptemberCaroline said she was heartbroken over having to break the news to her children that they couldn’t move to their new home again. Her eldest is six years old and her other children are aged two and one.“This home was for me, I’ve been trying to get this house for years and finally we got it started,” she said.“I had to come home yesterday and tell my wee boy we can’t move in beside his Nana again. He was devastated.“This home was our future,” she said.Damage at St Johnston home following fire on 3rd SeptemberThe incident is under investigation by Gardaí and the fire services. Caroline is appealing for anyone who has any information to come forward if it can help find those responsible. She said: “There are cameras on houses on all the local roads here. If people can check their CCTV, it might be something small but it might help Gardaí and maybe they can run a number plate.“If anyone saw suspicious cars or anything strange I’m asking them to please call the Gardaí.”The break-in is believed to have taken place after midnight on Tuesday morning, the 3rd of September.“We just want it to stop. There are so many people hurt over this. Who would do this to a family?,” Caroline said. Anyone with any information is asked to please contact Letterkenny Garda Station on 0749167100 or the Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1800 666 111Donegal family heartbroken after second arson attack on future home was last modified: September 7th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:arsonbreak-inSt Johnstonlast_img read more

Chelsea tipped to seal Benatia signing and sell keeper Cech

first_imgThe Daily Star tip Chelsea to complete the signing of Roma defender Mehdi Benatia, who is also said to be a target for Manchester United. Italian press reports yesterday suggested that Chelsea planned to offer just over £30m for the Morocco international.And the Star say the Blues are ready to seal the deal and bring Benatia in before Monday’s match against Burnley.That would mean Chelsea would have to offload a foreign player as they would otherwise exceed the quota set by the Premier League.It is claimed that long-serving goalkeeper Petr Cech would therefore be allowed to leave for Real Madrid for £18m, with John Mikel Obi also said to be surplus to requirements.Cech could be on his way to Madrid, the Star sayMetro reports more speculation that Fernando Torres could leave Chelsea to return to his former club Atletico Madrid.And there is also speculation over the ankle injury which saw Didier Drogba limp off during a pre-season friendly in Hungary at the weekend.The Daily Mirror suggest Drogba could be out for up to four months, while the Daily Mail say a scan has shown no serious damage and the striker hopes to resume training by the end of this week. Related West London Sport story: Injured Drogba a doubt for Burnley game Drogba is hopeful his injury is not seriousMeanwhile, The Sun claim Samuel Eto’o could join Liverpool following his recent departure from Stamford Bridge.And Olympiacos are interested in re-signing Fulham’s £12m striker Kostas Mitroglou on loan, according to the Mail.For more transfer gossip, including Chelsea being linked with Loic Remy, see Monday’s round-up.See also:Chelsea reported to have made enquiry about striker RemyFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Ohio FFA Convention Fifth Session recap

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Fifth and final session of the 87th Ohio FFA State Convention was filled with emotion, passion and pride for the FFA. The 7,677 attendees got to hear from the band and choir, listened to an inspiring retiring address from State President Sydney Snider and celebrated with the new state officer team and the more than 800 State Degrees awarded. President Sydney Snider gave an inspirational retiring addresslast_img

Michael Bailey named Ohio Farm Bureau vice president

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest  1 CommentMichael Bailey of Marysville has been named vice president, strategic partnerships for Ohio Farm Bureau. In this newly created position, he will develop and manage key relationships and partnerships within the farm and food sector and with businesses, educators, public officials and others. He also will be responsible for the Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation; OFBF Development Corporation; member benefits and services; Young Agricultural Professionals, youth and leadership development programs and Farm Bureau events.  Bailey has extensive experience in building productive relationships, creating partnerships and attaining shared goals and applied those skills in numerous senior administrative positions within state government.  At the Ohio Department of Agriculture, he served as deputy director, executive director of the Livestock Care Standards Board, senior program manager for the marketing division and executive director for the Office of Farmland Preservation. At the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, he was chief of the Division of Soil and Water Resources and most recently chief of the Division of Parks and Watercraft.  Bailey is also a major in the United States Army Reserve and is concluding a period of active duty service at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. A combat veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom while serving in Afghanistan, he is currently a military intelligence officer with over 17 years of service.   He grew up working on his family’s dairy and grain farm in Union County, which he now owns and farms with his father. Bailey is also a member of the Union County Farm Bureau. He and his wife, Jess, are raising their four children on their third-generation farm, and they worship at Marysville Grace Church. A graduate of The Ohio State University, Bailey received his bachelor’s degree in agribusiness and applied economics and a master’s degree in agricultural, environmental and developmental economics.  His addition to the OFBF senior leadership team is part of Executive Vice President Adam Sharp’s actions to realign staff teams and departments around key strategic plan areas of advocacy, membership, communication, financial strength, strategic partnerships and organizational excellence. The process began shortly after Sharp was named OFBF executive vice president in 2016. Ohio Farm Bureau’s mission is working together for Ohio farmers to advance agriculture and strengthen our communities.  This is a news release for use by journalists. Questions should be directed to Joe Cornely, 614-246-8230.Editors: A high resolution photo of Mr. Bailey is available to accompany this story.   1 Commentlast_img read more

After alliance rupture, RJD will face first test in bypoll

first_imgThe first test for the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), after the breakdown of the mahagathbandhan (grand alliance) and imprisonment of its president Lalu Prasad after conviction in a fodder scam case, is slated to come up next month in the byelection to the Araria Lok Sabha constituency in Bihar. The seat fell vacant on the death of the RJD MP Mohammed Taslimuddin in September last year. As per rules, the seat has to be filled within six months.Mr. Taslimuddin’s son Sarfaraz Alam is now a Janata Dal (U) legislator. He had fought on the JD(U) ticket as part of an understanding between the two parties. The party is now keen that he come back and contest the seat his father once held. “He [Sarfaraz Alam] is definitely one of the candidates we are considering but there are others too. We will take a formal decision once the election is notified,” RJD spokesperson Manoj K. Jha said. Mr. Alam on his part is ambivalent and is not denying that he may switch sides for the bypoll. “I believe that cadres are the actual party. I am currently in JD(U) and will take a call once I decide to fight,” he told The Hindu. In 2014, Mr. Taslimuddin had won the poll by a margin of over 1.46 lakh votes over the BJP candidate. The JD(U) candidate came a poor third in the contest. If one were to add the votes polled for JD(U) and BJP, they easily exceed RJD’s tally by over 83,000 votes. Mr. Jha disagreed that the bypoll will be a litmus test for his party or a bellwether for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls. “We had won the seat in 2014 despite a Modi wave. So I am sure we shall win it once more,” he said.last_img read more

MARINE FORECAST FOR BAHAMAS TURKS AND CAICOS

first_img Recommended for you Bahamas Marine Forecast – 10th August 2015 Related Items:bahamas weather, turks and caicos weather Noon Bahamas Marine Forecast Marine Forecast 18th August 2015 Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppMARINE FORECAST FOR THE BAHAMAS FOR 24 HOURS FROM 6:00AM TUESDAY 06TH JANUARY 2015, ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY AT 1030 UTC.NO WARNINGS…HOWEVER, BOATERS SHOULD BE ALERT FOR GUSTY WINDS AND HIGHER SEAS IN OR NEAR HEAVY SHOWERS AS WELL AS REDUCED VISIBILITY TO 3NM OR LESSGENERAL SITUATION: A FRONTAL BOUNDARY ACROSS THE EXTREME NORTHERN ISLANDS WILL STALL AND MERGE WITH ANOTHER FRONT MOVING INTO THE ISLANDS BY TOMORROWFOR THE NORTHWEST BAHAMASWINDS: NORTHEAST TO EAST AT 10 TO 15 KNOTS, FALLING LIGHT AND VARIABLE AT TIMESSEAS: 2 TO 4 FEET OVER THE OCEANWEATHER: FEW ISOLATED SHOWERSFOR THE CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS & TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDSADVISORY: SMALL CRAFT CAUTION REMAINS IN EFFECTWINDS: EASTERLY AT 15 TO 20 KNOTS WITH HIGHER GUSTS IN THE SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS & TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDSSEAS: 4 TO 7 FEETWEATHER: BREEZYMOONSET: 07:44 AM HIGH TIDE: 08:23 AMMOONRISE: 07:10 PM LOW TIDE: 02:50 PM HIGH TIDE: 08:41 PM LOW TIDE: 02:44 AM WED.FORECAST FOR WEDNESDAYWINDS: VARIABLE AT 10 KNOTS OR LESS ACROSS THE NORTHWEST AND CENTRAL BAHAMAS AND EASTERLY AT 15 TO 20 KNOTS ACROSS THE SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS & TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDSSEAS: 3 FEET OR LESS IN THE NORTHWEST AND CENTRAL BAHAMAS AND 4 TO 7 FEET IN THE SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS & TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDSWEATHER: FEW SCATTERED SHOWERSFORECAST FOR THURSDAYWINDS: NORTHERLY AT 20 TO 25 KNOTS ACROSS THE NORTHWEST BAHAMAS AND NORTHEAST TO EAST AT 10 TO 15 KNOTS ACROSS THE CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS & TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDSSEAS: 7 TO 10 FEET ACROSS THE NORTHWEST BAHAMAS AND 2 TO 4 FEET IN THE CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS & TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDSWEATHER: WINDY WITH FEW ISOLATED SHOWERSlast_img read more

DOD to Propose Placing Space Force under Air Force

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR A newly created Space Force would fall under the Department of the Air Force rather than become an independent department, under a draft legislative proposal being circulated within the Pentagon. DOD intends to submit the proposal to Congress in February along with its fiscal 2020 budget request. The new service would be overseen by a newly created undersecretary of the Air Force and a Space Force chief of staff, who would sit on the Joint Chiefs, reports Defense News. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Zoe Thackerlast_img read more

DU faces dengue detection kits shortage 8 more diagnosed

first_imgA student of Dhaka University’s political science department has been suffering from dengue for last 10 days. He is being treated at the university’s medical centre. Photo: Prothom AloThe authorities of Dhaka University have shut down dengue fever detection activities following a shortage of kits.On the other hand, eight more students were diagnosed with the mosquito-transmitted virus dengue taking the toll to so far 21 on the second day (Thursday) of the dengue test, making a huge outcry among the student communities on the campus.The university’s chief medical officer (CMO) Sarwar Jahan said that the Dhaka University jointly with Bangladesh Association of Clinical Biochemists had begun the initiative of detecting dengue patients.The physicians at the university medical centre, he added, identified 13 dengue patients among 168 students on the first day (Wednesday) of the test while eight more were diagnosed on Thursday.“The dengue test activities were shut down for weekend (Friday and Saturday). The activities will remain closed for Monday as well due to a shortage of test kits,” Sarwar Jahan added.The associate organisation has said that they are out of kits, said Sarwar adding, “When contacted, the government departments concerned also said no kits would be available before 6 August.”Earlier on 26 July, Dhaka University’s finance department student Firoz Kabir died of dengue fever that panicked the entire student community on the campus.Following the outcry, the authorities decided to test dengue among the university students.last_img read more