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Severe weather warning for Donegal as Storm Gareth approaches


first_imgWeather forecasters have issued a Status Orange alert for Donegal tomorrow ahead of Storm Gareth.Those in the north west should batten down the hatches due to a high risk of damaging wind gusts, heavy rain and coastal flooding when the storm passes over Ireland during Tuesday afternoon and night.A status orange wind alert will be in place for Donegal from 12noon Tuesday until 9am on Wednesday morning. Gusts of up to 130km/hr have been forecast for the region. There is also the risk of coastal flooding due to high seas.A lower level yellow wind warning is in place nationally until 12noon on Wednesday.The cold and stormy conditions will also bring a risk of hail and thunder, warn forecasters.High levels of rainfall has also led to a flood warning for Donegal tonight. There is a risk of rainfall accumulations of around 25mm, with the worst expected between 6pm Monday and 6am Tuesday. The rest of the week is set to continue to be wet, windy and cold.Some sunshine in the east for a time today but cloud will continue to thicken and rain will move in across western coastal counties this afternoon. Rain will extend eastwards to all areas this evening. Highest temperatures ranging 6 to 10 degrees in strengthening southerly winds. pic.twitter.com/DeEX7jeMlN— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) March 11, 2019Severe weather warning for Donegal as Storm Gareth approaches was last modified: March 14th, 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:storm garethWarningweatherwindlast_img read more


Strengthening Nation Brand advocacy amongst South Africans in Paris, London and Washington D.C.


first_imgBrand South Africa continues to leverage off the potentially positive role that can be played by South African diaspora through its Global South Africans (GSA) initiative. Through targeted engagements with Global South Africans, Brand South Africa has enlisted the talent, experience and credibility of South Africans in the diaspora and strengthened its network of citizens living and working abroad. Over the month of June, we reached out to GSAs in Paris, London and Washington DC, with the aim of encouraging social cohesion and nation brand advocacy among our fellow compatriots.GSA Activation “BRAAI and BAT”, ParisDuring a recent investment roadshow to Europe, Brand South Africa reached out to GSA’s based in France and established relations with South Africans in Paris (SAiP) who have spearheaded the establishment of Le Kraal Isibaya (LEKA), a French registered association based in Paris with the aim of addressing the South African community’s social needs and promoting projects within France. As part of Brand South Africa’s efforts to ensure continuity of engagements with GSAs globally, the organisation partnered with Le Kraal to host a GSA Activation “BRAAI and BAT” during Youth Month. This activation served to strengthen relations with GSAs as it enabled Brand South Africa to reach out to the broader GSA community based in Paris and surrounds thanks to the partnership with Le Kraal.                     South African Youth Day Celebrations, LondonIn the United Kingdom, Brand South Africa partnered with Kasiluv Entertainment to host the South African Youth Day Celebrations in London. This year’s celebrations were intended to mark not only Youth Day, but to also recognise and celebrate 25 years of South Africa’s democracy. The activation attracted families from across the country, and served to strengthen the identity and sense of belonging of the South African community living in the UK.                   GSA Network “Play Your Part” Event, Washington DCSouth Africans living and working in the Beltway Region of the USA were invited to attend a GSA network “Play Your Part” event in Washington DC in partnership with Embassy of South Africa. The theme for this event was guided not only by the key messages emanating from President Ramaphosa’s State of the Nation address, but was also driven by Brand South Arica’s mandate to communicate positive stories by tapping into South Africans in the diaspora as brand ambassadors. GSAs from Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia came to the event, and it is hoped that such events will continue to bring together Global South Africans of all races, gender and creed.last_img read more


Star Sports Greyhound Derby COUNTDOWN BLOG 1


first_imgWe are now under three weeks away until the start of the 2018 Star Sports Greyhound Derby where we hope to surpass our first year achievements as sponsors of the first Greyhound Derby staged at Towcester – the new home of greyhound racing, writes JASON GANDER.With a plethora of cat 1 and cat 2 competitions since the turn of the year we have seen many dogs emerge as Derby contenders.Rising Brandy most recently proved very impressive in the Monmore Puppy Derby and has since put in a very good trial over the Derby trip which has seen the dog come into 33/1 after being available at 100/1 after his first round victory in the competition he went to claim in fine style.Our biggest bogey is Forest West, we have laid down from 150/1 into 50/1 but the dog has yet to show his true colours and every time he has stepped up in class has been found wanting – so for us it isn’t the worst dog to have in the hod but there could be more to come after recently changing camps.Bruisers Bullet has been a solid favourite for a while and has put in some great runs since his solid performances in the Derby last year. He won the Olympic at Hove in an almighty quick 29.60 (calculated) and there is no doubting the sheer speed of this greyhound. Since then he has had some really nice trials but recently has struggled in the Scottish Derby at Shawfield which is a notoriously awkward track to run so maybe we will let him have those poor runs for free.The overseas challenge is coming later this year, last year many tracks in Ireland were closed so we had dogs trialling and running pretty much from the turn of the year, but this year they are in full swing at home with the Con Kirby taking centre stage as I write this.The two dogs that have caught the eye the most are Pat Buckley’s two dogs Droopys Davy and Droopys Biker who have had some impressive clocks over at limerick and we have seen a steady flow of money for.We also have had the return of Tyrur Shay with a great trial and the news that we will meet Clares Rocket this Saturday in a trial at our new HQ.Things are heating up nicely, so make sure to get your bets sorted and a healthy ante- post book at www.starsports.betlast_img read more




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