Public appeal for information following Donegal hit and run

first_imgA member of the public has appealed for witnesses following a hit and run incident this morning (Weds) on the N15 in Donegal. Shaun McBrearty was driving his Silver Kia Cee’d on Wednesday morning sometime between 08:35 and 08:45 towards Stranorlar when a ‘smaller silver car’ driving in the opposite direction towards Killygordon struck his vehicle.It is understood that the car failed to stop following the incident, making off from the scene. Gardaí have since been alerted about the incident.However, Mr McBrearty has launched his own appeal for information.He said:  If anyone was in this area at the time and they can recall anything – or if they have a DASH CAM in their vehicle, can they please contact the Garda station in Ballybofey on 0749137740 or Letterkenny Garda station on 0749167100.“In addition, I would appeal to any businesses in the Killygordon area who would have CCTV footage from in and around this time this morning (Wednesday). “The other vehicle was a small, silver car – similar to an Opel/Vauxhall Corsa, Renault Megane or possibly even a small Volkswagen – but I am not sure of the exact make/model of the vehicle as the accident happened on a corner,” he added.“The other vehicle will be missing the driver-side wing mirror and the driver-side of the vehicle will have various scrapes, scratches and dents the full length of the vehicle.“If anyone can help in any way, it would be very much appreciated. My own vehicle has sustained substantial damage and I would like to try and identify the other vehicle that was involved in the accident.”Public appeal for information following Donegal hit and run was last modified: October 2nd, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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)last_img read more

AJ Baltes, June 8

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest They are calling for an inch or more of rain this weekend. We finished planting corn on June 3 and we are waiting on some dry ground so we can finish planting beans. We have about 200 acres left. If we could just get a dry two or three days we could be done. We had to replant 80 acres of the first beans we planted but everything else is coming out pretty well. It is all up other than this last field we planted.We didn’t spray anything until after we planted, so the fields that aren’t planted still have cover crops growing in them. If for some reason we don’t get planted, we’ll at least have a cover crop growing there the rest of the summer to keep the weeds down. They are about waist high right now. We’ll go out and plant it and then spray it. That seems to have worked so far. It is barley, annual ryegrass and some clover. We can get out into the fields when they are a little wetter because they are pulling up the moisture. We have baled some of it, but there is not much of a market for that around here so we don’t bale much more than what we can use.I am doing some custom wrapping for a neighbor this morning. All of the hay that has been coming off has been chopped or wet wrapped and we’re lucky to even get that in between rains.This week we had four days without any rain. Last weekend we got a half-inch at home and west of us we got a tenth and to the east they got three-quarters of an inch.I haven’t noticed anyone sidedressing around here yet. Guys are getting ready if they had early planted corn, but there is not much early planted corn around here. Over in western Ohio guys are finishing up with sidedressing and around here we are still trying to plant.Most of the wheat around here looks pretty good. I know there were guys spraying fungicide earlier. We didn’t spray but it looks pretty nice. We’ll see what the quality is like. The heads are filling well but it looks pretty short this year so there may not be much straw to bale.Next week it is supposed to warm up into the 80s and they are calling for more rain. Hopefully we get a dry stretch so we can finish planting.last_img read more

The EPA’s Proposed Dust-Wipe Lead-Testing Rule

first_imgEven though full enforcement of the Environmental Protection Agency’s lead-safe rules for renovations and repairs has been in place for almost a year, many contractors are still grappling with how to remain competitive while following the rules, according to an online survey conducted by the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI).For those who do continue to work on buildings constructed before 1978, the cost of compliance with the rules can boost bid prices significantly above those from noncompliant contractors, contractors responding to the survey said. And in comments in mid-May following the EPA’s first enforcement action regarding its lead-safe rules, some contractors worried that once they’ve completed a job on a pre-’78 building, its occupants could decide to sue later on, claiming illness due to lead exposure and contractor negligence.The survey also fielded reactions to a proposed rule that would require contractors on pre-’78 projects to submit dust-wipe samples – after the work is finished but before the building is reoccupied – that would be tested for lead levels, adding an estimated $100 to $500 to the overall job cost. A recent Wall Street Journal blog about the survey noted that, among its almost 1,500 respondents, 74% do not normally conduct dust-wipe sampling, while 26% say they do.A hedge against future claims?The majority of respondents said the added cost of dust-wipe testing would further encourage homeowners to do the repair or renovation work themselves or to hire noncompliant contractors to do it, thereby increasing the risk of occupant exposure to lead. It also could be argued, however, that tests verifying that lead and lead-dust levels are below hazardous thresholds might help defuse occupant complaints based on claims of lead exposure.No question, compliance for some jobs could get expensive, because, as the EPA explains, “for a subset of jobs involving demolition or removal of plaster through destructive means or the disturbance of paint using machines designed to remove paint through high-speed operation, such as power sanders or abrasive blasters, this proposal would also require the renovation firm to demonstrate, through dust wipe testing, that dust-lead levels remaining in the work area are below regulatory levels.”In describing the proposed new rule’s potential benefits, the EPA said it would “benefit 809,000 children under the age of 6 and 7,547,000 individuals age 6 and older (including 96,000 pregnant women) per year by minimizing their exposure to lead dust generated by renovations.” The EPA estimates annual compliance costs will range from $272 million to $336 million, depending on the lead-level threshold the agency adopts for dust-wipe results.The comment period on the proposed rule ended July 6, 2010, and a final ruling is expected on July 15, so it remains to be seen whether documented compliance with the proposed new rule would give contractors a short-term headache but also, in a few cases, longer-term peace of mind.last_img read more

Kentucky Takes Over As No. 1 In Week 3 College Basketball Polls

first_imgWeek 3 AP basketball poll.APKentucky SneakersIn what has been an upset-filled young college basketball season, No. 1 North Carolina fell at Northern Iowa on Saturday. Naturally, the Tar Heels, who are playing without top guard Marcus Paige, have tumbled down the polls here in week three, and a familiar program has ascended to the top spot—Kentucky. Michigan State, which landed a big win over Kansas on Tuesday, leaps into the top five in both polls, while Miami has shot into both Top 25 rankings after being absent last week.This week’s AP Top 25:1. Kentucky2. Maryland3. Michigan State4. Iowa State5. Kansas6. Duke7. Oklahoma8. Villanova9. North Carolina10. Gonzaga11. Arizona12. Virginia13. Indiana14. Cal15. Miami16. Purdue17. Notre Dame18. Connecticut19. Vanderbilt20. Wichita State21. Oregon22. LSU23. Xavier24. Cincinnati25. Texas A&MCoaches Poll Top 25:1. Kentucky2. Maryland3. Duke4. Michigan State5. Iowa State6. Oklahoma7. Kansas8. North Carolina9. Villanova10. Arizona11. Gonzaga12. Virginia13. Cal14. Indiana15. Purdue16. Vanderbilt17. LSU18. Notre Dame19. Miami20. Wichita State21. Connecticut22. West Virginia23. Oregon24. Cincinnati25. Baylorlast_img read more