first_imgBARCELONA, Spain (AP):Cristiano Ronaldo scored a goal, but missed a penalty as Real Madrid were held 1-1 at Malaga yesterday to drop nine points behind leaders Barcelona.Ronaldo put the visitors in front with a header in the 33rd minute, but missed a chance to increase the lead a couple of minutes later when his spot kick was saved by Malaga goalkeeper Carlos Kameni. The hosts equalised through defender Raul Albentosa in the 66th.Madrid needed a victory to stay nearer the lead after Barcelona won 2-1 at Las Palmas on Saturday.Real Madrid have 13 games left to try to stop Barcelona from successfully defending their title for a second consecutive year.”We are not done yet, we only lost two points,” Real Madrid; coach Zinedine Zidane said. “There are a lot of games left. The other teams can also lose points.”It will be difficult, though, as Barcelona haven’t lost in 32 games and have won eight in a row in the league. Real Madrid have been dominant at home since Zidane took over the squad, but they drew two of their three away league games. The only victory came with a late winner against Granada.NO GIVING UP”We never give up,” Real Madrid left back Marcelo said. “It’s a big difference, but we will fight until the end.”Some of Spain’s top sports newspapers ran headlines saying Madrid’s title run was over.”Real Madrid says goodbye to league title,” both Marca and AS said on their websites after the game.Madrid struggled from the start at La Rosaleda Stadium in Malaga, allowing the hosts to create several scoring chances. Goalkeeper Keylor Navas did well in keeping Malaga from scoring more goals.Replays showed Ronaldo was offside when he opened the scoring with a header after a cross by Toni Kroos. The ball appeared to bounce off Ronaldo’s back or shoulder before going in. It was Ronaldo’s 22nd league goal in 25 rounds. Luis Suarez, who scored on Saturday, leads the league with 25 goals.Both teams had opportunities to score towards the end of the match, but it was Malaga who got on the board with a close-range shot by Albentosa after a cross by Brazilian defender Weligton.The home draw left Malaga 11th in the 20-team standings with 31 points.last_img read more

first_imgJudy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ 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 Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Tuesday’s game was the first since March 9, 2015, that Paul was held to four or fewer points.D’Antoni isn’t concerned about Paul falling behind integrating and getting comfortable alongside JamesHarden in one of the Western Conference’s newest backcourt dynamic duos.“I don’t think it’s a challenge, you’ve got two great players that play very well on the ball and off the ball,” D’Antoni said. “I don’t see a problem. He wasn’t healthy yesterday so he was going half speed and we’re playing Golden State, so that was the challenge yesterday. They’ve looked good in practice. I think they’ll keep figuring things out a little bit better and make it easier on each other. But we’re looking forward to just getting him back healthy.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES View comments Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Houston Rockets’ Chris Paul, right, steps over Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry (30) after losing the ball out of bounds during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Houston guard Chris Paul is out for the Rockets’ game in Sacramento on Wednesday night because of a bruised left knee and coach Mike D’Antoni isn’t counting on him Saturday for the home opener against Dallas.“It’s not a concern, it’s just nagging,” D’Antoni said before the game against the Kings. “We’ll sit him until the training staff thinks he’s ready to go and try to get over it totally.”ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Eric Gordon was to start in place of Paul, who still could be ready by Saturday but D’Antoni said, “I think he’s still in play but I think it’s hard.”Paul had four points and shot 2 for 9 in the Rockets’ season-opening 122-121 win at Golden State on Tuesday night but was limited by soreness in the knee. He led the Rockets with 11 assists and also grabbed eight rebounds, while playing 33 minutes in his regular-season debut with Houston after being traded away by the Los Angeles Clippers during the offseason.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“Man, I got through it,” Paul told reporters after the game in Oakland. “It was cool. Tough game, but it’s all about getting the win.”Paul was hampered at the end of the preseason by the knee pain which continued flaring Tuesday, and D’Antoni said the perennial All-Star “is playing on one leg right now.” MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Hayward from hospital: It’s hurting me that I can’t be therelast_img read more

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson 29th Andrada Cup kicks off junior tennis season Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew While Ancajas’ career is on the upswing, Milan Melindo’s took a nosedive.Melindo was beaten by World Boxing Association champion Ryoichi Taguchi in their bloody light flyweight unification title bout in Tokyo on New Year’s Eve and will come home without his IBF belt.Hampered by his brittle face skin and shorter reach (two inches), Melindo yielded a unanimous decision, 117-111, twice, and 116-112, to the Japanese who made his seventh successful title defense and climbed to 27-2-2 with 12 knockouts.The 29-year-old Melindo fell to 37-3 with 13 KOs and dropped his bid of becoming undisputed champion.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone LATEST STORIES FILE — Jerwin Ancajas. Photo by Mark GiongcoJerwin Ancajas’ dedication to his craft knows no bounds.He will train, be it Christmas or New Year, which happens to be his 26th birthday.ADVERTISEMENT Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Team Ancajas will leave on Jan. 25 to acclimatize and shed extra pounds, if necessary.Though Ancajas (28-1-1, 19 knockouts) is tipped to beat Gonzalez (21-1, 8 KOs) in the12-rounder to be shown by global sports television channel ESPN, Jimenez said they aren’t taking the Mexican lightly.“I’ve been watching footages of his workouts and he’s a typical Mexican fighter,” said Jimenez. “He is tough, aggressive and always throws punches. We will be ready to whatever he will bring on the ring.”Jimenez anchors his faith on Ancajas, whose work ethic is beyond compare.Milan Melindo sidetrackedADVERTISEMENT While almost all people are partying or enjoying Monday’s revelry, Ancajas, as he did last week, continued his preparations for his defense of the International Boxing Federation junior bantamweight title against Mexican Israel Gonzalez on Feb. 3 at the Bank of America Center in Corpus Christi, Texas, in the US.According to his trainer, Joven Jimenez, Ancajas did his morning run at 9:30 before an hour of gym work at his Survival Camp in Brgy. Ramirez in Magallanes, Cavite.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkJimenez said Ancajas is right on track for his debut with Top Rank Promotions in the United States, having done 40 rounds of sparring against five partners and whipping his well-chiseled body into shape.As in his training for his three successful title defenses last year, against Mexican Jose Alfredo Rodriguez in Macau, Japanese Teiru Kinoshita in Brisbane, Australia, and Irish Jamie Conlan in Belfast, Ireland, Ancajas will spend the whole training camp in the country. View comments Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson 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 Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompsonlast_img read more

first_imgMaking history in 2017, the Philippine women’s football team is far from done.ADVERTISEMENT Alapag takes notice of Bolick, Perez: ‘A lot of talent, athleticism’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Eyeing an even more fruitful showing this year, the Filipinos have their sights set on bigger goals as they seek to compete and, hopefully, beat tougher foes.For the first time in 15 years, the Philippines will compete in the 2018 AFC Women’s Asian Cup this April.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSlotted in Group A, the Filipinos have their work cut out for them against host Jordan, and former champions China and Thailand in their bid to qualify for the 2019 Fifa Women’s World Cup in France.Also looking to continue their ascent are their youth counterparts as the women’s under-15 squad is hoping to build on its strong performances in 2017. Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense View comments The young Filipinos settled for the silver medal in the 2017 AFF Under-15 Women’s Championship after losing to Thailand.They also finished second in Group B of the qualifiers, barely missing out on the lone ticket to the 2017 AFC U-16 Women’s Championship.But if there’s any indication of their awe-inspiring showing, the best is yet to come for Philippine women’s football.Video from Mia Montayre, Philippine women’s national team media officerADVERTISEMENT Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikinalast_img read more

first_img…new holistic approach to be implemented – CMOBy Kristen MacklingamThe latest information provided by the Pan American Health Organisation/World Health Organisation (PAHO/WHO) suggests that the challenges of mental health in Guyana consume more resources than HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis (TB) combined. This is an idea of the extent of the problem.A vagrant who is suffering from mental health issues living on the streetsChief Medical Officer, Dr Shamdeo PersaudWhile mental health issues have been dealt with from a reactionary standpoint over the years, Guyana’s Chief Medical officer (CMO), Dr Shamdeo Persaud, in an exclusive interview with Guyana Times on Monday stated that a more holistic approach is needed to tackle mental health, which has become an unpalatable pill to swallow.“What we have started to do is started to develop the Primary Healthcare Integrated Mental Health Programme. So our efforts, with support from PAHO, have been to implement training on the mental health treatment gap. It is a module that PAHO developed that allows us to train the primary care doctors who are general practitioners on measures for mental health intervention.”He explained that the Public Health Ministry is aggressively pursuing tackling the issue of mental health challenges in Guyana and, therefore, the focus is no longer on only deploying social workers and psychologists in every region by 2020 to tackle the growing problem of mental disorders. The Ministry now has a much broader goal.“So it is just not psychiatry now, it is mental health and the Mental Health Unit of the Ministry has about nine modules that are being done with regard to training these primary care doctors throughout the country. So in addition to the gatekeeper programme, which was an intermediate programme where we were training community members, in this instance, we are training health professionals, doctors, nurses and other categories of health workers to establish community-based services. So that is our main thrust at this point in time,” the CMO further stated.Recruitment of psychologistsPresently, there are some voluntary groups which assist the Public Health Ministry in relation to providing much needed services in addressing mental health issues, however, there are now more psychologists available to help Government-run health facilities in identifying and treating mental disorders.“We have been working with those voluntary groups, and in addition to that, we also now actively recruit psychologists at the Ministry. So we have nine psychologists who are working with us. Also, several institutions have also started to employ psychologists, including the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) and they are providing counselling support along with the social workers.”Dr Persaud elaborated that all of the above is in keeping with consolidating the Primary Healthcare Integrated Mental Health Programme towards the direction of “service delivery”.Community capacity developmentAccording to the CMO, focus will still be placed on the capacity development of communities to tackle the growing problem of mental health issues and this includes the Gatekeepers’ Programme that armed communities with lay counsellors who took proactive action to not only prevent the act of suicide but also addressed various forms of abuse.“We will revisit again the Gatekeepers’ Programme and some other community-based efforts but what we want to do is build capacity in the communities among the health professionals first. This year, by the end of this year, we will make a decision on how we go forward with any additional supporting mechanisms at the community level. We do have some support groups and we still have the PEER Education Programme for drug demand reduction and those two still are running – the general support groups and the PEER educators programme.”The PEER Education Programme was an initiative adopted some years ago that saw youths across Guyana being trained as peer educators to help tackle the social ills that were/are affecting various communities.Additionally, the Suicide Implementation Plan also caters for a number of partnerships to be developed with stakeholders to raise awareness as a means of reducing suicides and suicidal attempts while simultaneously strengthening the supporting network for persons who are in need of counselling services.Stigma and discriminationTouching on the issues of stigma and discrimination associated with mental health conditions, the CMO posited that targeting this problem is high on the agenda of the Public Health Ministry.“Persons who display mental health illnesses are even excluded from their own families. You see a lot of persons living on the streets and they have mental health issues and then they fall into drug abuse and it just becomes a desperate cycle of despair. We recognise that deficiency and we hope that community interventions can help to start addressing that stigma.”Dr Persaud added that a lot of stigmas associated with mental health disorders are rooted in how both families and communities react and respond and that although it may take a while for the Public Health Ministry to develop and implement a programme that could address this problem, public education is one of the first steps in overcoming it.“It might take a little while for us to put a programme in that could address it but definitely public education, I think, is one of the first steps.”According to PAHO/WHO, half of all mental illness begins by the age of 14, but most cases go undetected and untreated. In terms of the burden of the disease among adolescents, depression is the third leading cause.Suicide has been identified as the second leading cause of death among 14-29-year-olds while the harmful use of alcohol and illicit drugs among adolescents has been pointed out as a major issue in many countries and can lead to risky behaviours such as unsafe sex or dangerous driving.PAHO/WHO is of the view that much can be done to help build mental resilience from an early age to help prevent mental distress and illness among adolescents and young adults, and to manage and recover from mental illness.“Prevention begins with being aware of and understanding the early warning signs and symptoms of mental illness. Parents and teachers can help build life skills of children and adolescents to help them cope with everyday challenges at home and at school. Psychosocial support can be provided in schools and other community settings and, of course, training for health workers to enable them to detect and manage mental health disorders can be put in place, improved or expanded,” its website states.last_img read more

first_imgRory Gallagher is on course to earn his first competitive win as Donegal manager as his side lead Queen’s University Belfast by seven points at half-time. Odhran MacNiallais has produced a superb first-half performance for Donegal in their Dr McKenna Cup clash with QUB.In their second Dr McKenna Cup outing, Gallagher has again adopted an experimental approach to team selection but has opted to re-introduce some senior players who played a big part in Donegal’s success last season.Frank McGlynn, Christy Toye and Odhran MacNiallais have all made their first appearances of the 2015 season in this afternoon’s encounter with the students. Odhran MacNiallais has continued his stunning form from the 2014 season by kicking four excellent points in the opening period.The Gaoth Dobhair club man scored two points from play, one from a 45 and another from a free.Christy Toye has also excelled in the middle sector of the pitch alongside club mate Martin McElhinney.Donegal’s goals came from Marty O’Reilly and their second goal came from Glenswilly full-back Eamon Ward. Donegal have been impressive and have controlled the game which has been played in difficult conditions in Mac Cumhaill Park, Ballybofey.We’ll have a comprehensive full-time match report for you at the end of the game.Dr McKenna Cup – Half-time score: Donegal 2-07 Queen’s University Belfast 1-03DR MCKENNA CUP: DONEGAL IN CRUISE CONTROL AT HALF-TIME AGAINST QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY BELFAST was last modified: January 11th, 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:donegalDr McKenna CupGAAnewsQueens University BelfastRory GallagherSportlast_img read more

first_imgAnyone who has used the services of prostitutes in Co Donegal has been urged to seek medical attention after it emerged that a prostitute who had been operating in Letterkenny is HIV positive.A male prostitute, Jose Filho, was released on a bond to keep the peace at Glenties Court yesterday.Today Supt Vincent O’Brien issued the advice following the disclosure in court. Solicitor Patsy Gallagher said that his two clients were victims who had arrived in Ireland just four weeks ago and had been trafficked into prostitution.However it has since emerged that both prostitutes had return tickets to their home countries in Spain and Brazil.HIV PROSTITUTE: GARDAI WARN MEN TO GET HEALTH CHECKS was last modified: October 25th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:HIV PROSTITUTE: GARDAI WARN MEN TO GET HEALTH CHECKSlast_img read more

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Wal-Mart Watch said the list provided key details that would make it easier to organize local resistance because it names the specific towns and gives the size of expansion plans there. “This internal document reveals where, when, and how Wal-Mart will bully its way across the country to open hundreds of new stores. With this in our hands, our committed supporters are now all the more ready to fight back,” Wal-Mart Watch executive director Andrew Grossman said in a statement. Burt Flickinger, managing director of consulting firm Strategic Marketing, said the list’s publication could hurt Wal-Mart by giving advanced notice to opposition groups and local and state government officials who might be skeptical of letting Wal-Mart in. “It presents a challenge to Wal-Mart, especially in key battleground states like California,” Flickinger said. The 11-page list provides details that Wal-Mart has not made public about what type and size of store it plans and by what date, as well as for which communities. The world’s largest retailer operates four kinds of stores in the U.S. – Supercenters, which include a full grocery department, Discount Stores without the grocery component, smaller Neighborhood Markets that are mainly grocery, and Sam’s Clubs membership stores. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. plans to open or expand 484 stores across the United States next year, over 100 more than previously disclosed, according to an internal document obtained by a leading Wal-Mart opponent and released to The Associated Press on Monday. Wal-Mart Watch, a Washington, D.C.-based group backed by unions and environmental and other interests, said it will use the detailed list to alert activists in those communities listed in the document to help them rally against projects in their towns. The group said it received the document from Sprawl Busters, a group opposed to unchecked suburban development. Wal-Mart confirmed that the document belonged to them. “This report is simply a listing of all stores we expect to open over the next 12 to 14 months, and many are already under construction. Since the unions oppose us wherever we locate our stores, this new stolen document doesn’t seem to provide them any advantage,” Wal-Mart spokesman Marty Heires said. Wal-Mart in October listed its expansion plans in general terms, without mentioning states or towns. At that time, it said it expected to open 335 to 370 new stores, including 180 expansion projects, either upgrading a Discount Store to a Supercenter or expanding the size of a Sam’s Club. It is the latest internal document obtained by Wal-Mart critics and may add to pressure on the Bentonville, Ark.-based company as it attempts to maintain a rapid growth rate in the face of criticism from organized opponents who claim it treats workers badly and hurts local economies. Last month, Wal-Mart Watch released another internal Wal-Mart document that detailed the company’s plans to seek cost savings by cutting health care and retirement benefits, including proposals to make cashiers collect shopping carts to attract more physically fit employees and discourage unhealthy applicants. Shares of Wal-Mart rose 30 cents to close at $49.30 Monday on the New York Stock Exchange. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

first_imgCllr Marie Therese GallagherPublic information meetings will be held on March 24 in Dungloe and Glenties on the new sewerage scheme for the towns.Cllr Marie Therese Gallagher has welcomed this confirmation and has asked that as many locals as possible attend the meetings to familiarise themselves with the plans for the sewage schemes.“It is almost a year ago I got an agreement at Donegal county Council to have these information events. Both these schemes have been in the pipeline for a long number of years and to see them progress to construction is great for both towns. I would encourage as many locals as possible to attend these events.” The Dungloe meeting will be at 10am and Glenties meeting will be at 2pm. PUBLIC TO FINALLY SEE PLANS FOR SEWERAGE SCHEME FOR DUNGLOE AND GLENTIES was last modified: March 14th, 2014 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:dungloeGlentiessewerage schemeslast_img read more

first_imgMy nine-year-old pointed upwards to the sky last week and asked me what that strange, dark object was hanging about above St Eunan’s Cathedral in Letterkenny.I told her it was one of those things from the “olden days” as she so often refers to items or traditions from yesteryear.Things like landline phones, fax machines, milk bottles and video recorders. The unusual object she had spotted through the car window was a thing called a raincloud.It’s difficult to believe now that they were all so common back in Donegal in the day.In fact, I’m pretty sure that Donegal was at the forefront of raincloud production across Ireland right up until about April of this year.The sudden disappearance of the one-time hugely-popular commodity has generally been welcomed from Bundoran to Buncrana. It appears that the prolonged lack of rainclouds accompanied by a spike in temperatures has made people realise we can actually be happy.We can forget about the fact that we have mortgages that will take years to pay off.We can momentarily forget about the fact that we may have to wait two years to see a hospital consultant if we stub our toe or happen to have a chronic heart condition.And we can almost forget about the fact that we are paying hundreds of euro each year to tax our ten year old cars for the honour of being able to swerve between potholes on the shortest of journeys.Because it’s amazing what putting a pair of shorts and a t-shirt will do for your demeanor. Take a poll in your place of work, be it a café, building site or office and ask your workmates if they feel better when that big yellow thing is high in the sky.Chances are the majority of those will say yes.Yes, the chronic water shortages is bad news for our farmers but surely the fact that we are wasting at least 40% of our supply through leakage may be the answer sifting through the cracks?But there is one very large raincloud on the horizon. Last night Met Eireann said their medium range forecast allowed them to forecast for up to ten days and that the weather patterns showed more of the same and none of the rain.So this is the problem. Are we ready for the day when we do pull back our curtains and see a return to the cold and the rain and the wind we normally associate with our summer months?I’m getting depressed thinking about it already.Like the housing market we need a soft landing – a gradual decline back into our cooler days without the sight of dads setting fire to barbeques and raw-red foreheads.Take it from me the day we wake up and the sunshine is gone, there’s going to be a lot of depressed people about.Get out and make the most of it.Comment: We need a soft sun landing! was last modified: July 6th, 2018 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:donegalsunweatherlast_img read more