Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows People warned not to swim at unmanned Donegal beaches Twitter Previous articleJF Shovlin wins Mark II Challenge as Moffet secures National titleNext articleDonegal priest warns against churches becoming ‘fortresses’ News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR AudioHomepage BannerNews WhatsApp WhatsApp Facebook Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Beachgoers are reminded to only swim in waters that are attended by lifeguards. It follows an incident at Murder Hole beach at the weekend in which a girl, who was wave boarding was hit by a riptide and dragged under water.The secluded location of the beach meant that no water safety personnel were on scene to assist in the rescue operation, with two men eventually bringing the girl to safety.Emma Lou who lives nearby spoke on today’s Nine till Noon Show, she says the area is notorious for strong riptides and urged people not to swim there:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/murdefghfhgfhgfhrhole1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Pinterest Twitter By News Highland – August 26, 2019 Pinterest Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Google+ Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Google+ News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Facebook Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic
The best outdoor writing, I believe, is about people. Nature writing can be pretty, and environmental books can be convincing, but I ultimately crave the raw emotion of fellow human beings struggling to find and protect their place in the world.People are both the problem and the solution. Good outdoor writing reconnects people to nature—not through lectures, but through living, flesh-and-blood examples of courage and commitment. We feel the landscape through them.Here are a few of my favorite classic outdoor voices and books that should be on every environmentalist’s must-read list. Instead of preachy diatribes or flowery descriptions, they inspire me with gritty, gutsy characters—some legendary, some overlooked—who stand their ground and speak for the wild.The Last American Man by Elizabeth GilbertA 21st century pioneer living nearly self-sufficiently on a wild reserve in Appalachia, Eustace Conway embodies the ideals of American masculinity—ruggedness, courage, and independence. However, those hard-fought ideals have a price. Gilbert shows us the tired, lonely man behind the bravado. A tough, buckskin-clad maverick hunts for the one thing missing from his mountain refuge: love.Into the Wild by Jon KrakauerChris McCandless is either a stupid kid or self-reliant hero. He gives away all of his savings and wanders the wild, seeking adventure and an authentic relationship with the land—until he finds himself starving to death alone in the Alaskan wilderness. Barely able to lift a pen, he scribbles this final message, which continues to haunt and shape my own life: “Happiness only real when shared.”Encounters with the Archdruid by John McPheeMcPhee masterfully captures the nuances of one of the most influential modern environmentalists, David Brower. But don’t expect classic confrontations with battle lines clearly drawn; both McPhee and Brower are far more kaleidoscopic.Zoro’s Field by Thomas Rain CroweLiving alone and off-grid in an Appalachian cabin for four years (twice as long as Thoreau) and growing nearly all of his own food, Crowe’s memoir is a modern-day Walden, filled with wisdom gleaned only through a consciously simple, self-reliant life in the wild.Ecology of a Cracker Childhood by Janisse RayRay’s hardscrabble upbringing in a south Georgia junkyard is an unlikely start for an environmental luminary, but the rusted scrap heaps of her childhood are chock full of raw, resourceful characters—including an authoritarian father who locks his family in a closet and a snuff-dipping coon hunter who introduces her to the wild woods.The Lost Grizzlies by Rick BassGrizzly bears had not been seen for 15 years in southern Colorado until a small group sets out to find them. Bass seeks more than bears, though; he is tracking wildness and the longings of the human heart, which only are revealed in the presence of something larger.Desert Solitaire by Edward AbbeyIt’s definitely the most sermonizing selection of the bunch, but Abbey’s coarse, thunderous voice crying out for the wilderness still echoes across the desert he called home. Amid his nerve-tingling adventures as a park ranger, the monkey-wrenching anarchist unleashes forceful, full-blooded pleas for the last scraps of wildlands.
Best phones under 10,000 – Advertisement – The Realme Narzo 10A can be seen as a replacement for the Realme C3 because these two smartphones share a lot of hardware, with the exception of a fresh design, macro camera, and fingerprint sensor on the Narzo 10A. This phone sports a 6.5-inch display with HD+ resolution and is powered by the MediaTek Helio G70 SoC. There are two variants of the Narzo 10A, one with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage priced at Rs. 8,999, and the other with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage which costs Rs. 9,999.The Narzo 10A packs in a 5,000mAh battery and offers good battery life. It has a triple camera setup at the back consisting of a 12-megapixel primary camera, a 2-megapixel macro camera, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. It has a 5-megapixel selfie camera. The Narzo 10A has a newer design compared to the Realme C3. Moto E7 Plus8Rs. 9,499 Motorola has packed in a 5,000mAh battery that keeps the smartphone going for a really long time before needing to be charged. There is no USB Type-C port here and the Moto E7 Plus has a Micro-USB port. The bundled charger is 10W only and takes over two hours to charge the device completely. You only get a dual camera setup on the Moto E7 Plus. The primary one has a 48-megapixel sensor, and there is a 2-megapixel depth sensor. The cameras are capable of capturing good photos in daylight. Using Night mode the Moto E7 Plus also takes some decent low-light shots.The Moto E7 Plus offers a clean near-stock Android UI which is not very common at this price level. If you like a simple, easy-to-use interface then the Moto E7 Plus has that going for it. At a price of Rs. 9,499 the Moto E7 Plus is definitely easy to recommend, but keep an eye out for the more powerful Moto G9, which goes on sale for Rs. 9,999 quite often. Redmi 97Rs. 8,999 The Redmi 9 is the successor to the Redmi 8, which has been on our recommendation list for quite some time now. Xiaomi has made a few tweaks to the Redmi 9 starting with a switch back to a Micro-USB port, which is a little surprising since the Redmi 8 had a USB Type-C port. The Redmi 9 sports a 6.53-inch HD+ display with a dewdrop notch at the top.Xiaomi has picked the MediaTek Helio G35 processor to power the Redmi 9, and has paired it with 4GB of RAM. The Redmi 9 packs in a 5,000mAh battery but only comes with a 10W charger in the box. While charging is a little slow, battery life is quite good and you should be able to go beyond a day with regular use. The Redmi 9 runs Android 10 with MIUI 12 on top. There is a fair amount of bloatware on the smartphone and we did encounter spammy notifications while using it.The Redmi 9 has a dual camera setup at the back consisting of a 13-megapixel primary camera and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. It has a 5-megapixel front camera for selfies. The Redmi 9 is capable of handling day-to-day tasks, but heavy games may not run very smoothly. Realme C157Rs. 9,999 Realme Narzo 10A8Rs. 9,999 Phones under Rs. 10,000Gadgets 360 rating (out of 10)Price in India (as recommended) Realme C127Rs. 8,999 Realme Narzo 10A- Advertisement – Redmi 9- Advertisement – Moto E7 PlusThe newest entrant is the latest in the budget E-series from Motorola. The Moto E7 Plus is priced at Rs. 9,499 and packs in some decent hardware. It sports a 6.5-inch display with HD+ resolution and a dewdrop notch at the top. The Moto E7 Plus is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 460 processor and is paired with 4GB of RAM. This provides it enough performance to handle day-to-day tasks as well as casual gaming. It has a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner that is quick to unlock the device.- Advertisement – The sub-Rs. 10,000 smartphone segment has some new additions thanks to multiple launches over the past few months. This is a sensitive and strategic price point but the nationwide lockdown and the increase in GST earlier this year have made it difficult for manufacturers to hit this target. While Xiaomi and Realme are still fighting it out in this segment, Motorola has also jumped into the ring now. The result is more choice for buyers who get multiple options to choose from. Here are some of the best smartphones that are priced under Rs. 10,000 that you can buy right now in India. Is Realme TV the best TV under Rs. 15,000 in India? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below. Realme C12 and Realme C15Realme recently launched two budget smartphones in its C-series. The Realme C12 and Realme C15 are quite similar and share the same dimensions. Both smartphones have 6.5-inch HD+ displays with dewdrop notches. Both are also powered by the MediaTek Helio G35 processor, just like the Redmi 9.The Realme C12 and Realme C15 both pack in 6,000mAh batteries and have Micro-USB ports for charging. Realme bundles a 10W charger with the C12 while the C15 gets a better 18W charger. You get the Realme C12 in one configuration only with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage, while the C15 on the other hand offers an additional 4GB RAM, 64GB storage option although that’s priced above our budget.Both the Realme C12 and the Realme C15 have square camera modules but the setups have a few differences. The Realme C12 has a 13-megapixel primary camera camera, a 2-megapixel monochrome sensor, and a 2-megapixel macro camera. The Realme C15 has the same 13-megapixel primary camera along with an 8-megapixel ultra-wide angle camera, a 2-megapixel monochrome camera, and a 2-megapixel retro camera. For selfies, the C12 sports a 5-megapixel shooter and the C15 has an 8-megapixel front camera.