A mountain of experience behind new path at Sliabh Liag

first_imgA monumental project has been completed to offer a new experience to visitors at Sliabh Liag. Here, we find out about the extensive engineering behind the new path:When visitors walk the new upland path to Sliabh Liag, the towering sea cliffs in south Donegal, they walk across stones that came from another part of the hills, a few kilometres away.But that natural look does not come easy – it took a lot of work in extreme weather to get the job done. More than 160,000 people visit Sliabh Liag each year, and the new path is designed to ensure that they can enjoy the cliffs, while protecting the environment into the future.The new 2.5 kilometre stretch of upland path is a key element of the new €4.95 million Sliabh Liag Strategic Development Project, which includes a visitors centre and transportation hub, car parks, a ranger station, and enhanced roads access.The new path at Sliabh Liab which has been designed to ensure the protection of the unique landscape amid growing visitor numbers.The council also hope the path can serve as an example for similar works across Ireland and further afield.Drawing on expertise from McGowan Environmental Engineering Ltd, a firm based in Scotland with extensive upland experience, the council is the first local authority in the Republic of Ireland to undertake this type of mountain path works. “The quality is of a very high standard and will set the benchmark for other works that may be happening in the country,” Shaun Paul Murphy, Executive Engineer with the council, said.Ross McGowan, managing director of McGowan’s, was in Shanbally, outside Teelin, this week for the official opening. While the Donegal project offered challenges, McGowan’s experience meant they brought lessons learned in the Scottish hills to the work.Ross McGowan from McGowan Environmental Engineering Ltd who worked with Donegal County Council and the local community on the new path at Sliabh Liag designed to ensure the protection of the unique landscape amid growing visitor numbers.“We have three teams of five people in Scotland, so we have 15 people working all year-round doing mountain path work,” he said. “So it’s something that we do all the time.”McGowan tries to use local stone for paths, for their natural look. Here, the council and McGowan’s, in consultation with National Parks and Wildlife, agreed to use to stone from the scree slopes on the hillside at Sliabh Liag.But that meant weeks of careful selection by hand of hundreds of tons of suitable stones from the scree slopes. The new path at Sliabh Liab which has been designed to ensure the protection of the unique landscape amid growing visitor numbers.“Every single stone we picked was hand selected,” Ross said. The methodology for the work is quite sensitive and skilled, “and you really have to cover your tracks, so basically no one would know we’ve been there,” he said. They replaced stones in the scree with bits of moss and other stone to ensure no gaps were left.“Once we had that stone, and the right kind of stone, the job was made much more easy,” Ross said.Still, they had to contend with the weather. The lifting of stones to the path site was done by helicopter, and severe winds led to five airlifts being cancelled. There was hail and wind chill factors that brought temperatures well below zero. Still, McGowan crews lost just one day on site due to weather, working from October of 2017 to May of 2018.Ross credited the training and equipment they provide their crews. “It’s all about mindset and mentality, because you’re in an extreme environment,” he said. In a way, generations of Donegal people helped to determine the path route. James Kelly, Senior Executive Engineer with Donegal County Council, said the council provided McGowan with a corridor that followed the most heavily travelled path to the cliffs, one carved step by step over the years. That coincided with the area where the most erosion was taking place, and McGowan determined the final route within that corridor.The path creates a single, defined route through some difficult and steep sections. Ross explained that choosing a path line requires looking at ascent and descent. On the way down, people often have their heads down as well; most erosion takes place on the descent. Blocking stones have also been placed at strategic sites.“Paths are built to keep people on them,” Ross said. The work also includes stone drainage works to protect the path and reflect natural drainage.James said the council wanted to acknowledge the support of Fáilte Ireland, and particularly the contributions of Derek Walshe and Joan Crawford.He also wanted to thank local landowners for their cooperation, saying the project would not have been possible without them.“We’re grateful for the ongoing cooperation from those landowners during the whole construction process,” James said, noting in particular landowners in the townlands of Cappagh, Croaghlin, Shanbally, Ballymore, and Lergadaghtan.McGowan brought in the local community, council staff, and others, holding two days of training in the hills to demonstrate stone pitching for steeper stretches, aggregate path work on the flatter sections, and drainage and landscaping.“We’re always keen on community engagement,” Ross said. “We can use our expertise to build this, but we’re quite keen to pass that on to locals so that they can maintain it.” It’s a way of giving back to the community, he said.Acknowledging that there were lessons learned over the entire project, James said that the council has delivered a fine project to be enjoyed for generations to come.A mountain of experience behind new path at Sliabh Liag was last modified: May 15th, 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:McGowan Environmental Engineering Ltdsliabh liaglast_img read more

Coliseum officials met with Raiders over stadium lease

first_imgOAKLAND — The Raiders resumed talks with East Bay officials in efforts to reach an agreement to play the 2019 season at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum.Coliseum Stadium Authority executive director Scott McKibben acknowledged Tuesday that he had met with Raiders executives for a few hours, a reversal of what he told this news organization a day earlier.“The meeting was productive and meaningful,” said McKibben, adding it took place for a few hours Friday. “Our deal is still on the table …last_img

Rolls-Royce invests in SA alloys

first_img22 May 2007UK-based Rolls-Royce has taken up a 15% stake in South African alloy manufacturer Avalloy, while partnering with the company to open the first superalloy plant in the country and the first to be built globally in the last 15 years.Superalloys are used in applications in aviation, automotive engineering, oil drilling, the medical industry and a host of other high-technology industries.According to Business Report, the plant – at the Nuclear Energy Corporation of South Africa industrial site at Pelindaba in North West Province – will use locally mined nickel, cobalt and chrome to produce up to 3 000 tons of superalloys a year, with the potential for further expansion.Speaking at the official opening of the facility on Monday, Avalloy chairman Julian Williams said: “The message from us today is that the government’s beneficiation initiatives make good business sense and that local beneficiation can be an attractive investment.”Rolls-Royce director of international affairs Ralph Murphy said in a statement that the group was delighted to be sharing in the vision of the new facility, as well as to be able to demonstrate its continued support for industrial participation in the country.Murphy told Business Report that Rolls-Royce would buy about 20% of the superalloys it used in its aircraft engine production from Avalloy. The group will work with Avalloy to ensure that its products meet international standards, as well as help the company find new customers.Avalloy chief executive Gerry Robbertze told Business Report he was upbeat on the outlook for the company, given a superalloys market characterised by excess demand which is expected to grow steadily over the next few years.“We are confident that we can expand our role in this dynamic market by offering our customers the highest quality southern African products,” Robbertze said.SouthAfrica.info reporter Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

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Benzema unhurt after car accident

first_imgReal Madrid Real Madrid’s Benzema unhurt after car accident Alberto Piñero Last updated 2 years ago 23:43 23/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Karim Benzema Real Madrid 2017 Getty Images Real Madrid Karim Benzema Deportivo Alavés v Real Madrid Deportivo Alavés Primera División The France international’s vehicle was struck from behind near Madrid airport, with no serious injuries incurred by either of the parties involved Real Madrid star Karim Benzema emerged unhurt after suffering a car crash in the Spanish capital. Reports indicate that the accident took place on the M-13 road close to Madrid’s Barajas Airport on Friday evening. Goal understands that Benzema’s vehicle was hit from behind by another car, with no fault attached to the forward and no injuries suffered.  Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Local police were called to the scene, where they observed damage to both vehicles. Benzema and the unidentified driver were given breathalyser tests, which both came up negative. The Frenchman is currently unavailable for Madrid, as he recovers from a muscle injury unrelated to the events of Friday.last_img read more

Mario Lopez Helps Hot Dog On A Stick Raise Funds For The

first_imgHot Dog on a Stick is 70 years old and to celebrate its platinum anniversary, is aiming to “Stomp Out Cancer” by raising $70,000 for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS).Mario Lopez Stomps Lemonade with Kylie, a Three Year Old Fighting CancerThe iconic pop culture brand recently kicked-off its fundraising efforts with a celebrity lemonade Stomp-A-Thon featuring Mario Lopez of Extra and Saved by the Bell fame. At the event, Mario learned to stomp lemonade with LLS’ honored patient heroes including three year old Kylie, who was diagnosed with Leukemia just two days before her second birthday. Leukemia is the most common form of childhood cancer, but thanks to the cutting-edge research funded by LLS, there continuous to be hope. Kylie was put into a clinical trial for her particular type of Leukemia and she has fought cancer with a smile. She has been in remission since November 2015, but will continue maintenance chemo therapy treatment over the next several years.Hot Dog on a Stick’s Stomp-A-Thon for LLS, held at its famous Muscle Beach location in Santa Monica, raised more than $15,000. The brand is calling on fans and friends to help reach the $70,000 goal. Donations can be made here. Another highlight of the day was Mario working in the famous beach stand making Hot Dog on a Stick’s famous stick items and serving customers.“Kylie is an amazing little fighter and one great lemonade stomper too!” said Katie Hiller, mother of LLS Honored Hero, Kylie. “Hot Dog on a Stick’s Stomp-A-Thon was an inspirational and uplifting event and their fundraising efforts will help children like Kylie stomp out cancer for years to come. Please consider donating to their campaign to make a difference in the lives of blood cancer patients and their families.”Kylie’s journey can be followed on her Facebook page.To find a Hot Dog on a Stick near you, visit www.hotdogonastick.com.last_img read more

Country Rising Concert To Support Hurricane Relief

first_imgCountry Music’s biggest stars have rallied to announce plans for COUNTRY RISING, a benefit concert to support those in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and additional Caribbean islands who have been impacted by the recent hurricanes.The star-studded lineup at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Nov. 12 will include performances by Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Garth Brooks, Sam Hunt, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Martina McBride, Reba McEntire, Chris Stapleton, George Strait and Carrie Underwood. Tickets and VIP packages for the event go on Ticketmaster.com.In light of the horrific tragedy in Las Vegas this week, and out of respect for victims, event organisers have postponed the on-sale date originally scheduled for this Friday.Additional artists and more details will be announced over the coming weeks at CountryRising.org.The Nashville music community has also stepped on board to offer services to support, with AEG and Live Nation teaming up as the official show promoters alongside VIP experience experts CID Entertainment, Bridgestone Arena and the Nashville Predators. Country Rising will benefit The Country Rising Fund of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, which was established to support charitable initiatives to help victims of the September 2017 hurricanes — Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Jose and Maria. In the course of rebuilding lives disrupted by these devastating storms, there are immediate needs and there also will be long-term needs. This fund will strategically support both as they emerge.last_img read more

NWAC board to meet Saturday to decide fate of president

first_imgThe NWAC board will meet Saturday in downtown Ottawa to vote on whether to keep Francyne Joe as president. Photo: Amber Bernard/APTN.Kathleen MartensAPTN NewsAs the Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) prepares to vote on the future of its current president, a former executive is speaking out.Allegations of a toxic workplace at the Ottawa office have reached the ears of former president Marilyn Buffalo in Edmonton.“One question I have is, ‘Why did the executive let this go for so long?’” Buffalo asked in a telephone interview with APTN News.“They have the ultimate authority to correct problems as they’re arising.”APTN has learned a special meeting is scheduled Saturday in Ottawa to decide the fate of President Francyne Joe.Joe, who was elected to a three-year term in 2017, is at the centre of what anonymous sources describe as a personality conflict with NWAC Chief Executive Officer Lynn Groulx.Groulx confirmed the problem in a statement to APTN.“While I cannot discuss the details, I can say there is tension in the relationship between Francyne Joe and myself,” she said.Read more:Future of NWAC president to be decided at special meeting in coming weeksBuffalo, who was president from 1997 to 2000, said a mediation process is needed to “work through the process.“The situation unfolding is not something that happened overnight.”However, unnamed employees say there is more.They cite a toxic workplace inside the organization, which they blame on Groulx.NWAC has about six members per province and territory.It’s those members APTN has learned will vote at Saturday’s special meeting.Groulx said problems between her and Joe remain “in spite of every effort” she has made to resolve them – including an intervention with Elders and a healing circle.She said the board of directors continues to support her in running the organization.(NWAC President Francyne Joe will have her fate decided at a board meeting Saturday in Ottawa.)Joe is banned from the office and police were called when she showed up unannounced there last month.“There needs to be a mediation process set up. Put the cards on the table of what the problems are and work through the process,” said Buffalo.“It’s hard for the board to see what the issues are if you’re only hearing from one side, which is the CEO,” she added.“By the time your staff has left and signed non-disclosures it’s hard for them to see what’s really going on.Joe declined to comment when contacted by APTN.She didn’t attend the closing ceremony for the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Monday in Gatineau, Que. Groulx went instead.NWAC was formed “on the collective goal to enhance, promote, and foster the social, economic, cultural and political well-being of First Nations, Métis and Inuit women, girls and gender-diverse people within First Nations, Métis and Inuit Canadian societies,” its website said.NWAC’s report Sisters in Spirit is largely responsible for putting the issue of missing and murdered Indigenous women on the national radar.Michele Audette, one of the commissioners of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, is a former president of NWAC.kmartens@aptn.ca@katmartelast_img read more

Southeastern Virginia Community Forges ahead to Mitigate Projected Rise in Sea Levels

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR Hampton, Va., home of Langley AFB and the former Fort Monroe, is on the front lines of the battle against rising sea levels. Water levels in the Hampton Roads region are expected to rise by up to five feet, while the land sinks up to 7.5 inches, by 2100, a net rise which tops the rate of any place on the East Coast. But the city has taken multiple steps to prepare for one of the most conspicuous effects of climate change, reports the Washington Post.Hampton now requires first floors of new buildings to be three feet higher than the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) requirement. Officials also are considering installing pervious pavement for sidewalks and parking lots, which will allow standing water to drain into the ground slowly. The city purchased and demolished 18 frequently flooded homes before converting the tract into a large drainage area that also provides a marsh habitat for wildlife and native plants. A plan to elevate more than 35 homes, partially supported by FEMA, is under way as well. And over the next five years, the city is investing $26 million in water quality projects to slow erosion and reduce tidal surges.Next month, Hampton will release a plan for adding more resilient infrastructure to a waterway which leads from the James River to Langley AFB, in an effort to mitigate the impact of flooding throughout the city’s core.Washington Post photo by Vicki Cronis-Nohelast_img read more

One Take MØ On Kim Gordon Sonic Youth Denmark

first_img Watch: One Take With Dorothy One Take With Superstar DJ Tiësto Watch One Take With Little Big Town Watch: One Take With Brandy Clark Watch: One Take With Deva Mahal Email Watch G-Eazy Take On One Take Watch: One Take With Lights MØ released her debut studio album, No Mythologies To Follow, in 2014 and since then she’s collaborated and performed with artists such as Iggy Azalea, Elliphant, Charlie XCX, and Diplo. Most recently, the 29-year-old released her second EP, When I Was Young, in fall 2017.In between her musical endeavors, MØ sat down with us to play One Take, GRAMMY.com’s video series featuring artists answering rapid-fire questions about music, life and everything in between in just one minute.In this installment, find out how many questions MØ can answer in 60 just seconds. You’ll learn her favorite place to listen to music, the best live show she’s ever seen and what she misses most about Denmark when she isn’t there, in addition to a lot of love for Kim Gordon and Sonic Youth. Watch One Take With Afrojack The Danish pop singer/songwriter dishes new intel during our One Take challenge, including her bucket-list artist collaboration, favorite place to listen to music and moreRenée FabianGRAMMYs Mar 7, 2018 – 2:50 pm Remember that arresting voice in Major Lazer and DJ Snake’s Top 5 hit “Lean On” that delivered the dance tune’s melody? So do we: It was Danish singer/songwriter/producer MØ. One Take With Grupo Fantasma One Take With Pop Trio Ocean Park Standoff Watch One Take With Afrojack Watch One Take With Marian Hill Prev Next One Take With Indie Pop-Duo Freedom Fry Watch One Take With MØ one-take-m%C3%B8-kim-gordon-sonic-youth-denmark Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs”Read more Watch One Take With Julia Michaels One Take With Demo Taped One Take With Amber Rubarth Watch: One Take With Lights One Take With Reggae Artist Ziggy Marley One Take With Singer/Songwriter Kacey Musgraves One Take With Grupo Fantasma Watch: One Take With MØ Watch: One Take With Brandy Clark Watch: One Take With MØ Watch: One Take With Lights One Take With Demo Taped Watch One Take With Nick Cannon Watch: One Take With Deva Mahal Watch One Take With Anthony Hamilton Watch: One Take With Pronoun One Take With Pop Trio Ocean Park Standoff Watch One Take With Logic Watch G-Eazy Take On One Take Watch: One Take With Brandy Clark Watch: One Take With MØ Watch: One Take With Pronoun Watch One Take With Afrojack One Take With Superstar DJ Tiësto One Take With The Mrs Watch One Take With Nick Cannon One Take With Singer/Songwriter Kacey Musgraves One Take: MØ On Kim Gordon, Sonic Youth & Denmark Twitter Watch One Take With Little Big Town Watch One Take With Nick Cannon Watch One Take With Julia Michaels One Take With The Mrscenter_img Watch: One Take With Khalid One Take With Grupo Fantasma Watch: One Take With Gramps Morgan Watch One Take With Marian Hill One Take With Superstar DJ Tiësto Facebook Watch One Take With Logic Watch One Take With Halestorm Watch One Take With Halestorm Watch One Take With Superfruit One Take With Amber Rubarth One Take With Singer/Songwriter Kacey Musgraves One Take One Take With Producer Greg Wells Watch G-Eazy Take On One Take Watch One Take With Logic Watch One Take With Julia Michaels Watch One Take With Anthony Hamilton Watch One Take With Superfruit Watch One Take With Little Big Town One Take With Pop Trio Ocean Park Standoff One Take With Le Butcherettes One Take With Demo Taped One Take With Le Butcherettes One Take With Reggae Artist Ziggy Marley Watch One Take With Superfruit One Take With Reggae Artist Ziggy Marley One Take With Australian Singer/Rapper Mallrat Watch: One Take With Khalid Watch: One Take With Dorothy One Take With Producer Greg Wells Watch: One Take With Pronoun One Take With Le Butcherettes One Take With The Mrs One Take With Australian Singer/Rapper Mallrat Watch One Take With Halestorm Watch: One Take With Khalid One Take With Producer Greg Wells NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Mar 7, 2018 – 2:49 pm Watch: One Take With MØ Watch: One Take With Dorothy Watch One Take With Anthony Hamilton Watch: One Take With Gramps Morgan Watch: One Take With Deva Mahal One Take With Australian Singer/Rapper Mallrat One Take With Indie Pop-Duo Freedom Fry Watch: One Take With Gramps Morgan One Take With Indie Pop-Duo Freedom Fry Watch One Take With Marian Hill One Take With Amber Rubarth News last_img read more