Funds allocated to aid groups

first_imgThe money helps provide hot showers, meals, clothing, travel vouchers, motel vouchers and shelter for mothers with small children, Castellano said. Senior citizens in West Covina will also benefit from the grants. A total of $70,000 will go directly to the Senior Citizen’s Assistance Program, which is operated by the city at its Senior Center. Although the 15 community groups who requested funding asked for $347,625, the city can only provide $261,000, officials said. Of that, $140,000 will go to the elderly; $46,000 will go to youth; $23,500 will go toward the homeless; $30,500 will go to food pantry programs; $18,000 will go to programs assisting victims of violent crime; and $2,500 will go to families in crisis, according to staff reports. frank.girardot@sgvn.com WEST COVINA – Seniors, victims of domestic violence and the homeless learned this week how much government money they will receive this year through Community Development Block Grants. The grants, totaling $261,000, will be distributed to 15 programs that benefit residents of West Covina, officials said. The money, actually federal tax dollars, comes from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Among the groups receiving money is the Hacienda Heights-based East San Gabriel Valley Coalition for the Homeless. The group will receive $13,500 for fiscal year 2007. That’s up from the $10,000 the group received in the last fiscal year. A good portion of the funding will directly benefit as many as 225 residents of West Covina officials classify as homeless. (626) 962-8811 Ext. 2717160Want 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

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Donegal Rally: Your guide to road closures this weekend

first_imgThe Donegal International Rally kicks off this Friday, with 20 stages taking place across the county over the next three days.The rally begins in Letterkenny on Friday morning, before cars move out to South Inishowen for the first stages.Many roads will be closed on a temporary basis over the weekend. Alternative routes have been planned where possible. Motorists are advised to plan their journeys in advance and note the following road closure schedule issued by Donegal County Council:Friday 21st June 2019STAGES 1 & 4 (MOULDY HILL) 11.00hrs – 17.55 hrsRoads for Closure:Calhame, Carrontlieve, Craigtown, Carrowmullan/Rooskey, Ballynahone, Annaslee,Tullydish Upper, Tullydish Upper, Gortnaskee, Gortnaskee, GortnaskeeThe road numbers involved are:L-7391-1,L-7371-1, -L-1831-1,L-7331-1, L-7331-2, L-7341-1, L-7261-3, L-7261-2, L-1781-3, L-1781-4, L-1871-3 Alternative Routes:No alternative routeSTAGES 2 & 5 (GRIANAN) 11.30hrs – 18.25hrsRoads for Closure:Carrowreagh, Granian Mountain, Ardnamoyle/Bohullion Upper, Cornamount, Bridgetown,Irishtown, Bogayhill/Ardnamoyle, Drumbarret/Gortinlieve, Gortinlieve, Bogayhill, Bogay/Castruse/Garshooey, Catrusse/AltaghderryThe road numbers involved are:L-2021-2, L-7981-1, L-1991-2, L-1981-1, L-1971-4, L-7971-1, L-7971-2, L-1991-1, L-2111-2, L-2111-1, L-8421-2, L-2111-3Alternative Routes:No alternative route STAGES 3 & 6 (DOOISH) 12.00hrs – 18.55hrsRoads for Closure:Creve, Tullyannan/Drumlougher, Tulltannan, Gortree, Gortree/Bogtown, Bogtown/Ryelands Ryelands/Monclink, Galdonagh/Monclink, Sallybrook, Sallybrook/Burnside, Burnside/Errity,ErrityThe Road numbers involved are:L-8271-2, L-2091-2, L-8181-1, L-8171-1, L-2071-1, L-1224-2, L-5214-1, L-1214-3, L-5434-1, L-5424-2, L-5242-1, L-5444-1 Alternative Routes:No alternative routeAll public roads connecting to the roads listed shall be closed for a distance of 300m from their junction with the listed roads, and also any lay-bys and carparks on the stages.SATURDAY 22nd JUNE 2019STAGES 7 &9 (GARTAN) – 08.30hrs to 15.45hrsRoads for Closure:Currin, Drumlurgagh, Doon, Tirkillen, Cloncarney, Bohoelon Cloncarney Boholeolan, Tirargus, Kilmore, Tirargus, Glebe, Roshine, Lacknacoe, Churchtown, Carrownatrasna, White Hall, Lossett and Ballybuninabber.The Road numbers involved are:L1432/1, L6262/1, L6292/1, L1512/2, L1512/1, R251/6, L1462/2, L1462/1, R251/7, and R251/8.Alternative Routes:N56 Kilmacrennan to Termon and R255 Termon to Glenveagh.STAGES 8 & 10 (GLEN) – 09.00hrs to 16.15hrsRoads for Closure:Carmoney, Coole Lower, Woodquarter, Coole Upper, Coole Lower, Island RoyBarr/Drumfin, Glenkeo, Glengillagrana High, Glenmenagh, Drumlackagh, Glenineeny,Glengillargrana High, Glenieraragh and Derriscligh.The road numbers involved are:L12123, L1212/7, L1212/6, L1212/5, L1212-4, L1192-3, L1212/3, L1212/2 and L1212/1.Alternative Route:N56 Kilmacrennan – Creeslough, R245 Creeslough – Carrigart-Milford.STAGES 11 & 13 (KNOCKALLA) – 12.00hrs to 20.00hrsRoads for Closure:Greenfort Demense, Kilavee, Drumany, Carran Lwr and Upr, Magherawaden, Bunnaton, Tirevlin, Lurganbrack, Tirlayden, Carrowreagh,Meentaghmore, Meentagh, Gortnatraw South, Gortcally, Meentaghconlon, Creeveoughter, Inishkill, Killycolman, Lehardan, Drumhallagh Lower, Saltpans, Clondallon Near, Newtowncarradoan, Drumhallagh Upper, Legland and Glencross.The road numbers involved are:R268/6, R268/5, R268/4, L1172/4, L1172/5, L1172/6, R247/13, R247/12, L5472/1,L11824/1, L54624, L54624, L5462/2, L11825, R268/1, R247/10, L5462/1, L54621, L5432/2Alternative Route:R246 Portsalon – Kerrykeel – Milford, R245 Ramelton and R247 Rathmullan..STAGES 12 & 14 (CARNHILL) – 14.15hrs – 21.30hrsRoads for Closure:Booragh, Meenatole,Barrack,Wallace’s Brae, Ballyare,Mullagheep, Grovehill, Drumman, Tullymore, Ards, Tully.The Road numbers involved are:L1382-1, L1572-1, L58422-0, L5822-1, L5842-1, L1352-5, L5862-1, L5882-1, L5892-1,L1412-2, L14122-0, R249-4, L1352-3/4, L5742-1Alternative Routes:R245-Milford to Ramelton to LetterkennyR246-Milford to KilmacrennanN56- Letterkenny to KilmacrennanMILFORD SERVICE STATION – 09.00hrs to 19.00hrs.Roads for Closure:Aghanurson, Forquar, Glenkeen and Legmuckduff.The road numbers involved are:L5582/2, L1372/2 and the L1372/1Alternative RouteR245 Ramelton to Milford and the R246 Milford to KerrykeelAll public roads connecting to the roads listed shall be closed for a distance of 300m from their junction with the listed roads, and also any lay-bys and carparks on the stages.SUNDAY 23RD JUNE 2019STAGES 15 & 18 (FANAD HEAD) – 10.40hrs to 18.45hrsRoads for Closure:Tullynadall, Ballyhiernan, Falleneas, Cashel Glebe, Tonbane Glebe, Rinboy, Ballyhiernan, Rinmore, Cooladerry, Shanaghdoo, Magheradrumman, Ballincrick, Ballynabrocky, Ballynalost, Ballymichael, Baloor, Ballynalost, Doaghbeg, Drumnacraig, Drumavohy and Ballybolagan, Carryblagh, Lurganboy and Croaghross.The road numbers involved are:L5062/2, L5062/1, L5062/1, L50623, L1072/1, R247/22, R247/23, LP1112/1, LS5022/1,LS5012/1, R247/24, L1072/5, L1072/6, L1072/7, L5042/1, L50322/2, L10724 and L1072/9Alternative RouteR247 Kindrum to Balymagowan and R246 Portsalon to Kerrykeel.STAGES 16 & 19 (ATLANTIC DRIVE) – 11.30hrs to 19.30hrsRoads for Closure:Magherabeg, Larganreagh, Derrycassan, Crocknamurleog, Downies, Ardbane, Doagh, Glenoory, Glebe, Dundoan Upper, Clontallagh, Meevagh, Kinnalargy, Rosepenna and Ballyohagan.The road numbers involved are:L5112/1, L5112/2, L1012/1, L50922, L50921, L5092/1, L1012/2, L1012/3, L1022/1,L10323, L1032-2 and L1032-1No Alternative Route.STAGES 17 & 20 (PORT LAKE) – From 12.15hrs to 20.00hrsRoads for Closure:Derryart, Swillybrin, Kildarragh, Roshin, Carrownamaddy, Derryherrif Glebe, Faymore, Creenasmeer, Kilmackiloo, Rooskey, Ballyboe & CreesloughThe road numbers involved are:L-1282-1, L-1282-2, L-3283-1, L-5153-1, L-51431, L-1282-3, L-5162-1, L5142-1, L-1282-5, L-5182-1, L-5192-2, L-1262-3 & L-5232-1Alternative Route:Include the N56, R251, R255 and R256.MILFORD SERVICE STATION – From 09.30hrs to 17.00hrsRoads for Closure:Aghanurson, Forquar, Glenkeen and Legmuckduff.The road numbers involved are:L5582/2, L1372/2 and the L1372/1Alternative RouteNo alternative routeAll public roads connecting to the roads listed shall be closed for a distance of 300m from their junction with the listed roads, and also any lay-bys and carparks on the stages.Donegal Rally: Your guide to road closures this weekend was last modified: June 20th, 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:donegal international rallyroad closurestravel alertlast_img read more

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Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast, May 30, 2019

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Showers and thunderstorms today can bring half to 1.5″ rain totals. Tomorrow rains continue over the southern half of the state, adding another .1″-.6″. Coverage of today’s rains are 100%, and coverage in the south tomorrow will be 80%. The northern half of Ohio will see clouds and sun for Friday afternoon.  Scattered showers return Saturday afternoon, starting in northern Ohio and working their way south. Rains continue through Sunday, and can bring anywhere from .25″-1″ to 80% of the state. The map at right shows rain totals through Sunday evening. No change in the start of next week with two dry for Monday and Tuesday. We see drier potential for late in the week too, on Thursday into Friday. Yesterday we took Wednesday drier and the entire week through the weekend drier as well. This morning, we continue to look for that, although models are still not putting together a fully convincing argument, and some have gone a little wetter again. For now, we are leaving our new drier forecast alone, and will take a look at new data through the day today. We at least need Wednesday to be fully dry to put together a good window. If our forecast holds, that would give at least 5 dry days in a row next week.  The weekend is a point of contention this morning. Models have inserted some threatening moisture to our west for overnight Friday night and Saturday. This is a tough call, but we have to at least look for a chance of moisture there, for the time being. There is a chance that moisture misses, like we saw yesterday, but we need to keep the chance in mind, and be ready to go as soon as possible, because of concern about any window closing sooner than we are seeing at the moment.  A new look at the extended period, has us dry now Saturday afternoon through Tuesday morning (11th), but then chances of rain from Tuesday afternoon through Friday the 14th, with combined totals of half to 1” and 80% coverage. However, confidence is low in timing and amounts…there has been such a wet pattern over the past few weeks, even models are having trouble zeroing in on dry breaks in the pattern.last_img read more

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Don’t Let Your Garage Make You Sick

first_imgRELATED ARTICLESHow to Heat a Garage The Difficulty of Stopping Air Leakage Between the House and GarageA Stupid — and Illegal — Way to Air Condition Your GarageShould I Insulate My Garage Door?Energy-Efficient Garage DoorsQuestions and Answers About Air BarriersPinpointing Leaks With a Fog MachineGetting the Biggest Bang for Your Air-Sealing BuckQ&A: Best way to ventilate a garage? The odds are high that the indoor air quality is worse in a home with an attached garage than in a home without one. Just take a look at the photo here to see some of the potential sources of pollutants that can get into your home’s air. How many do you see?Even without zooming in, I can spot five potential significant sources. The car is the biggest, of course. Every time it drives in or out, exhaust, including carbon monoxide, from the tailpipe enters the garage. On the left you can see a lawn mower and next to it a gasoline container. In the back is a gas water heater (in this case a direct vent type, which is a safer model than the standard natural draft type). To the left of the water heater are shelves full of various things, which may well include pesticides, fertilizers, and other stuff that fills the garage air with things you don’t want to breathe. Isolating the garageSo the typical garage has a lot of bad stuff in it. You may not notice the smell in your own garage because you grow used to it after a while, but I often notice a toxic odor in garages. What can you do to keep that stuff out of the air in your home? The first step, of course, is to isolate the garage from the house as well as possible. Here are the first steps to keeping the garage air out of the house:Block and air seal the band joist (see this article for more information)Weatherstrip the doorSeal all penetrationsHeat or cool the garage independently from the house. If you put heating or air conditioning vents in the garage and they’re connected to the system in the house, you can create a pressure difference between the house and the garage that drives garage air into the living space. (See this article for more information.)Ventilating the garageThere’s another thing you can do to keep that garage out of the house, too. Ventilate! With an exhaust fan in the garage, you can do two things to improve your indoor air quality. First, when the fan runs, it removes pollutants from the garage air and sends them outdoors.Second, the exhaust fan puts the garage under a negative pressure. That way, when you open the door between the garage and the house, air is more likely to flow from the house to the garage rather than from the garage to the house.Controlling the garage ventilationYou’ve got a few options here. You could set it up to run continuously, of course. If you’ve got a lot of nasty, off-gassing stuff out there and you really don’t want to get rid of it… well, my question to you is, why the heck don’t you just get rid of it? Build a shed out back. If you’ve already got a shed that’s stuffed to the gills, you could do like Arthur “Two Sheds” Jackson and think of getting a second one.Rather than running the garage exhaust fan continuously, you could install a switch in the garage and control it manually. That’s not a great solution, though, because it often won’t be running at the time you need it to run. Say you drive into the garage, and the overhead door closes behind you. You’ve trapped some pollutants in the air but you have to get out of the car and turn the fan on before it starts removing them.The best solution, in my opinion, is to use a controller like AirCycler’s GarageVent. When you install it, sensors wired into the doors will turn the exhaust fan on whenever a door to the garage is opened. Then the fan runs for a set amount of time (0 to 2 hours) after you close the door. You can also set it to run based on temperature.And how much should you ventilate? Great question. I just found out at the ASHRAE 62.2 meeting this week that they’re doing a research project on garage ventilation. These aren’t official results yet, but what they said is that 50 cfm is probably too low and 200 cfm has worked every time. Stay tuned for the final results on that study, but I think 200 cfm is about the right number.Complicating factorsHaving said all that, installing a garage exhaust fan may or may not solve your problems. Here are some things that might negate or reduce the effectiveness of your fan, or even cause more problems.Natural draft water heater in the garage. These things can backdraft easily so if you install a large enough exhaust fan, you may end up putting more carbon monoxide into your garage, which could stick around after the fan goes off.Heating and air conditioning system in the garage. It’s not allowed by code anymore, but you could have this setup if you live in an older house. It’s possible that the HVAC system could be sucking up more air than your exhaust fan and sending a lot of contaminants right into your home.Heating and air conditioning vents in the garage. See my previous article on this topic.Negative pressure in the house. Some HVAC systems have unbalanced duct leakage that leads to negative pressure in the house. Some homes have really big exhaust fans. There could be a lot of stack effect. A number of causes could result in the house pressure being more negative than the garage. The garage exhaust fan does help reduce the pressure difference, but the end result may be more contaminants inside the home.As always, the devil’s in the details, so make sure you either understand what’s going on and can measure the effect of a garage exhaust fan or you hire a pro who does and can.Now, where do you think you’ll put that second shed? Allison Bailes of Decatur, Georgia, is a speaker, writer, energy consultant, RESNET-certified trainer, and the author of the Energy Vanguard Blog. Check out his in-depth course, Mastering Building Science at Heatspring Learning Institute, and follow him on Twitter at @EnergyVanguard.last_img read more

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Suspended BJD leader joins BJP

first_imgSuspended Biju Janata Dal (BJD) leader and former Lok Sabha member from Koraput, Jayaram Pangi, joined the BJP here on Tuesday.Mr. Pangi, who was suspended from BJD after the recent panchayat polls over “anti-party activities”, joined the BJP in the presence of Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and others. Former Congress leader Giridhar Gamang, who had joined the BJP two nearly two years ago, was also present.While Mr. Pradhan said that Mr. Pangi joining the BJP will be a boost to the party in tribal-dominated areas, senior BJD leader from Koraput, Rabi Narayan Nand, said it will not make any difference to his party.Murder caseMr. Pangi’s name had figured in the case relating to the murder of primary school teacher Itishree Pradhan at Tikiri in Rayagada district in 2013. The BJD had denied a party ticket to the tribal leader in 2014 elections Meanwhile, a tweet by Baijayant Panda, BJD MP from Kendrapara, created a flutter in political circles during the day. “One gone yesterday, another today. Yet when I cautioned last week, was contradicted. Now large sections unrepresented, resentment everywhere,” he tweeted. He was referring to BJD leader Amar Nayak joining the BJP in Jajpur district on Monday and Mr. Pangi joining the saffron party on Tuesday.Reacting to Mr. Panda’s tweet, BJD spokesman Pratap Keshari Deb said the MP should have asked the BJP how they accepted Mr. Pangi, whom they had accused of having a role behind the killing of Itishree Pradhan. “The BJP was accusing the BJD of shielding Mr. Pangi in the murder case, but how did they accept him now,” he asked.last_img read more

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London Olympics 2012: Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell for closing ceremony?

first_imgSupermodels Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell will reportedly take to a specially-designed runway at the closing ceremony of the London Olympics next month.The beauties, along with Mick Jagger’s daughter Georgia May and Stella Tennant, will strut their stuff on the stage for the show-stopping spectacle at Olympic Park on August 12, reported Contactmusic.An unconfirmed leaked set list also suggests funnyman Russell Brand will be part of the celebration, singing Pretty Vacant as well as the Beatles’ I Am The Walrus.Rock band The Who is scheduled to close the show, while artists including Jessie J, Madness, The Pet Shop Boys, Annie Lennox and Take That are also slated to perform.”He was very proud of his father and proud to be his father’s son,” Braustein said.last_img read more

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