Metamora, In. — The Metamora Volunteer Fire Department has announced plans to build a new fire station. Franklin County commissioners have given their approval for the facility to be built at the former site of the Metamora School on Duck Creek Road.The location is closer to U.S. 52 and will allow for more efficient response during events like Canal Days.State officials are now reviewing the plans.
RelatedPosts Barca president Bartomeu says he won’t go to war anymore with Messi Messi scores twice in Barca friendly Messi becomes football’s second billionaire + Top 10 Lionel Messi can play in Argentina’s opening 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier next month, Claudio Tapia, president of the Argentine Football Association, said on Thursday.Tapia said this was because the statute of limitations (barring him from playing) has run out on the ban he was given during last year’s Copa America Messi was banned for one game after being sent off in the Copa America third-place playoff against Chile and for levelling accusations of “corruption” at South American football chiefs.Messi had been expected to serve the ban by missing Argentina’s qualifier against Ecuador, which is scheduled to take place in Buenos Aires on October 8.However, Tapia said he had consulted with South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) President Alejandro Dominguez.“…. he confirmed the statute of limitations had expired and that he (Messi) is able to play,” Tapia was quoted as saying by AFA on twitter.The FC Barcelona forward was shown the red card after clashing with Gary Medel. Afterwards, he alleged the tournament had been fixed in favour of hosts Brazil, who beat Argentina in a controversial semi-final on their way to claiming the title.Argentina, who last won the World Cup in 1986, kick off their qualifying campaign with a double-header at home to Ecuador and away to Bolivia.Reuters/NAN.Tags: Argentine Football AssociationClaudio TapiaCopa AmericaFIFA World CupLionel Messi read more
The Blue Planet II documentaries have been wowing viewers this season with incredible cinematic imagery and educational stories. But did you know a woman with Donegal roots was behind some of the outstanding episodes?Orla Doherty (above) is one of the daring producers of the landmark BBC series, bringing footage of unexpected new landscapes and compelling stories to our screens. With family origins from the Donegal coast, she said the sea is in her DNA.Before joining Blue Planet II in 2013, Orla had spent ten years at sea studying the coral reefs of the Pacific Ocean. Her experience in producing BBC and Channel 4 shows combined with her science background led her to join the ground-breaking team of Blue Planet. Since then, Orla has spent 500 hours at depths of 1,000 metres in three oceans as Producer of The Deep and filmed scientists at the frontline of ocean discoveries from Indonesia to the Arctic Circle for Our Blue Planet.Photographer: Lisa Labinjoh/Joe PlatkoBlue Planet II employed marvellous technology to get down to the Deep Ocean, and Orla has been heavily involved in the vast research required to get some of those shots.Orla told John Toal on BBC Radio Ulster how November 5th’s episode ‘The Deep’ required her to collaborate with scientific institutions all over the world for years to form a way of getting into the most hostile environments on earth for humans.It took her 17 expeditions over two and a half years of filming to explore the depths of the ocean and bring us amazing scientific discoveries, like walking fish and methane volcanoes. Orla and the Blue Planet II team spent two years preparing for an expedition on the scientific research vessel M/V Alucia to bring two submersibles to Antarctica. Image: BBCThe three-man submersible ‘Nadir’. The Blue Planet II team worked with several submarines to film the Deep episode. Photographer: Luis LamarOrla has spent 500 hours in submersibles for this series, and the expeditions were not without danger.She recalled a terrifying moment for Independent.ie of her team’s sub springing a leak at the bottom of the Antarctic Ocean.“Every time we head into the field to film, we take risk extremely seriously. As the producer, it’s my responsibility to assess protocols and procedures exhaustively.“But what we did not know was that rocks could fall out of the melting base of icebergs and plummet towards our sub.“However, it wasn’t until water started leaking into the sub at a depth of 450 metres that the true risks of what I was doing hit home. It wasn’t terror I felt as much as resignation. ‘If this is going to blow,’ I reasoned, ‘there’s nothing I can do.’ “But within 20 minutes, the pilot had isolated the leak and shut down the problem. When he asked if we wanted to ascend, I declined and we stayed down filming for two more hours. Every moment in the deep sea counts,” she wrote.Portrait of a hermit crab taken on the M/V Alucia expedition to the brine pool.Photographer: Espen RekdalSir David Attenborough. Image: BBCDavid Attenborough’s iconic voice and storytelling skills bring even more captivating elements to the footage. Orla counts the veteran broadcaster’s narration as a fantastic addition to the overall package.“He is an absolute master of telling the natural history and his words, his voice just adds a whole extra dimension to what we produce and it’s the most humbling, delightful joy to have him come and put his voice to our films,” Orla told John Toal.Viewers can catch the second episode produced by Orla later in the series. ‘Our Blue Planet’ examines the impact of human life on life in the ocean. Orla said: “Our mission in the final episode of the series was two-fold – to feature stories that would both highlight the immense challenges our oceans face and offer hope for a healthy future ocean.“Working with ocean scientists around the world, we wanted to go further and deeper into the lives of some of the best-loved characters from the series, to show how our choices and actions are impacting them.”Coral bleaching. Photographer: Christophe BailhacheThe final episode will examine coral bleaching, where rising water temperatures devastate the reefs and kill the corals. From her experience with a coral reef NGO, Orla will be sharing an important warning from this episode:“The future of coral reefs and other magical worlds in the ocean lies in our hands. In Our Blue Planet, we share stories of pioneering individuals and communities who have championed a pocket of the ocean – to reverse its fortune and safeguard its future,” she said.The daring Donegal woman behind jaw-dropping Blue Planet II scenes was last modified: November 17th, 2017 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:BBCblue planet IIorla doherty read more
A truly special show will take place in a Letterkenny church this Christmas, as classical music trio The Priests will perform live in the Church of the Irish Martyrs on Friday, December 29th.The Northern Irish Roman Catholic priests will be delivering an excellent Christmas concert of carols, hymns and popular festive numbers.“We have to sing the Christmas carols that everybody knows and loves,” says Father Delargy. “You have to bring out all the old faithful carols. But we’ve tweaked the repertoire to bring in some new things. “Eugene and Martin are tenors and then I have a slightly deeper voice, a baritone. I love the Little Drummer Boy, which is a song we recorded with Shane McGowan two years ago; it suits my range very well.”When The Priests released their eponymously-titled album back in 2008, they could have had little inkling of what was about to happen to them. The racking up of an awful lot of air miles, three albums released, three million records sold, three Classic Brit nominations, one Guinness World Record, a book, countless TV appearances and playing innumerable concerts around the world to audiences that have included the Irish President, the British Royal Family and the Pope. It’s fair to say they have made their mark.Christmas With The Priests will feature much-loved classics such as Ave Maria, Pie Jesu and Amazing Grace, Ding Dong Merrily On High, O Come All Ye Faithful, Sussex Carol, Silent Night and a host of other hallowed songs. The priests work in their respective parishes when not touring and recording, and the profits made from their music career go to charity.“We don’t meet and rehearse too often because we know a lot of this material pretty well,” confirms Father David; and they would, having sung their way through a substantial number of Christmases.“We are very respectful of each other’s different areas of expertise,” he adds, when asked if they experience creative differences. “We are three fairly strong personalities as well, we all have something to say and we certainly don’t always agree. Sometimes we just have to agree to differ,” laughs Fr Derlargy, “that’s the Christian way.”The Priests certainly know how to make the most joyful of holy rackets.Christmas with The Priests, Friday 29th December 2017, Church Of The Irish Martyrs, Ballyraine, Letterkenny, Co Donegal, 00353 74 9127600Tickets on sale Friday 17th November 2017 available from Parish Office, The Sacristy, Clarkes’ Newsagents, Lower Main St, Letterkenny & Verita’s 13 Lower Main St, Letterkenny The Priests’ to perform a special Christmas concert at Church of the Irish Martyrs was last modified: December 5th, 2017 by Staff WriterShare 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:CHristmasChurch of the Irish MartyrsconcerteventsMUSICthe priests read more