Garda warning after Donegal resident targeted by scam caller

first_imgGardaí in Donegal have issued an alert over scam calls from a false broadband company representative.A Manorcunningham resident was targetted by the scam today.The call came from someone claiming they were calling on behalf of Eir broadband. However, the recipient of the call was under no illusion that it was a scam call. Gardaí have issued a notice warning people to be on guard and not fall victim to such scam calls.“Never provide personal details to anyone on the phone,” a Garda spokesperson said.In today’s incident, the first digits of the caller’s number were 094873…   Garda warning after Donegal resident targeted by scam caller was last modified: July 16th, 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)last_img read more

Mandela tribute lights up Table Mountain

first_img The laser image is projected from Tafelberg Road, just below the mountain. The projection site is not open to the public. SAinfo reporter and Western Cape Government 10 December 2013 A giant laser projection of Nelson Mandela’s face is being projected onto Table Mountain in Cape Town during South Africa’s national week of mourning for the late president, who died last Thursday. The display, set up by the Western Cape provincial government, will run every night until 16 December. The lights are best viewed from 9pm, as that is when visibility is best, the province said in a statement on Monday. The projection is switched off at midnight. Table Mountain was a significant landmark for Mandela during his imprisonment on Robben Island, Western Cape Government assistant director Mushfieqah Salie said in a statement on Monday. “While the apartheid authorities tried to break the spirits of Robben Island prisoners, Madiba and his fellow freedom fighters were inspired by one of the Cape’s iconic natural wonders to resist those attempts.” At the opening of the Table Mountain National Park in 1998, Mandela said: “During the many years of incarceration on Robben Island, we often looked across Table Bay at the magnificent silhouette of Table Mountain. “To us on Robben Island, Table Mountain was a beacon of hope. It represented the mainland to which we would one day return.”last_img read more

Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast – July 25, 2018

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest No major changes to the forecast this morning. Rain is pushing out of the state to the north and east today, and we should see dry weather spread in behind it. The drier set up holds for tomorrow as well. We expect a mix of sun and clouds, but those clouds will be fair weather clouds, rather than rain bearing clouds.A minor trough drags across the northern part of the state overnight tomorrow night into early Friday, but as expected, the moisture with it continues to decrease. We are not expecting anything more than a spit or sprinkle to a tenth in a couple of spots now out of the disturbance. Most of the area just sees clouds. Coverage of any light moisture will be 30%, and that will be north of US 30Dry for the balance of Friday, Saturday and Sunday. South winds will begin to develop over the weekend, and that will take temps back to near normal, but we do not expect a major push to above normal temperatures levels anytime soon.Rains come up into the state from the south and west Monday morning.  On and off rain will be around for Monday and Tuesday, although coverage is not impressive and rain totals are a little lower this morning. The biggest thing to look at this morning is actually how long of tail this system has, as we see threats of thunderstorms in some spots through Wednesday and into Thursday. The low that moves through looks like it will run into a brick wall and stall out off to the east. This puts the biggest threat of lingering precipitation next week in over Ohio, and isolated thunderstorm clusters can really throw a monkey wrench in things. We are already extending our rain forecast 1 day this morning, and we will revisit it again tomorrow. Even if we do end up keeping rain around on Wednesday, it will be limited to about 30% of the state. 2 day rain totals in our forecast right now will yield .25”-1.5” with coverage back at 60%. The map at right shows precipitation totals through next Wednesday.The rest of the week next week stays dry in our forecast. The extended period though looks wetter, with rain chances lingering over the eastern corn belt almost every day of the 11-16 day forecast period. In addition, the rains ramp up in intensity toward the end of the extended window. If this comes together as we see it right now, we should have good rains through early august. However, we are noticing that the trends over the past few days have been to take rains out of the farther out events. Next week, for example, has less coverage overall, even though we are having to extend the chances of rain farther out.last_img read more

Please Stop Doing This Right Now

first_imgI had just turned off the freeway and on to the four lane road that leads to my neighborhood. It was a little before 5:00 PM, and there is always a good bit of traffic at this intersection. As soon as I turned, I stopped my car behind the line of cars built up behind the traffic light.Because I was looking ahead at the traffic, I didn’t see the car in my rearview mirror. I didn’t hear the tires squeal because the driver didn’t hit the brakes. Instead, he plowed straight into the back of my car. He probably hit me at 25 or 30 miles an hour. I had my foot solidly on the brake, and my car still lurched forward enough that I was afraid I was going to hit the car in front of me.When I looked in my rearview mirror, the driver had his phone in his hand. I believe he had been sending a text message.The driver is 70 years old, and he drives for a company professionally. He begged me not to call the police, pleading with me that the police report would cost him his job. I believed him. The driver’s nephew owns a chain of body shops, and he promised me that he would take care of all the car repairs. His nephew immediately drove to the parking lot where we moved our cars.I am uninjured. The driver of the car that hit me is also uninjured, even if he is a little shaken up. My airbag wasn’t deployed, but the safety mechanism in my headrests were activated (and I have no idea how to reset them). My car is damaged, and a number of parts are going to need to be replaced. I have no idea if there is any structural damage to the frame.But it could have been much, much worse.If you are driving, please don’t send text messages. There is no message so important that you can’t wait until you stop to send it.In life, it is good to be reminded of things like this before you are reminded in another, more serious, more permanent way. You’ve just been reminded. Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Nowlast_img read more