Linda Sue Donahoo, nee Downing, peacefully departed this earth on July 23, 2018. A dedicated special education teacher for more than 40 years, she leaves behind a family who loves her and legacy that will survive for generations to come.She is survived by sons, Douglas and Andrew, brothers Charles and Roger, and an extended family who will long remember Linda as a loving mother, sister, aunt, and friend.She was preceded in death by D.W. (Dennis), her husband of 43 years, and parents Harold and Shirley.A graduate of Kansas State Teacher’s College (now Emporia State University) in 1972, she dedicated her life to teaching, touching the lives of students in Kansas, Iowa, Nebraska, and Connecticut. Linda married Dennis in 1973, and the two of them built a life of love, respect, and family. As William Arthur Ward noted, “A great teacher inspires.” Linda Donahoo inspired countless students to achieve greatness on their terms, both in the classroom and beyond. She helped those who in previous generations would feel dismissed or discounted find their place and success in school and in life. By far, her most challenging job as a teacher was raising two sons. With the help of Dennis, they helped Doug and Drew through the early years, angst-ridden adolescence, all the way to occasionally rocky adulthood. Throughout, we knew nothing but love, support, and tenderness. She is loved beyond measure, now and far into the future. Visitation will be 12:30 – 2:00pm Friday July 27 at the Johnson County Funeral Chapel, 11200 Metcalf followed by a memorial service at 2:00pm. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Emporia State University Foundation. Fond memories and condolences for the family may be left at johnsoncountychapel.com.Obituary submitted by Johnson County Chapel
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UK’s Lerwick Harbour has logged its best cruise season yet, with the Shetland port setting four new records in 2016 as the cruise season comes to an end.Scheduled to close on October 6, the cruise season’s final visitor this year will be the Cruise & Maritime Voyages-operated Marco Polo, which is en route from Dublin to Torshavn, Faroe, on a 12-nights Iceland, Faroe and Northern Lights cruise.During the season, the Shetland port hosted over 50,500 cruise passengers, breaking the previous record of 43,273 cruise passengers seen in 2014.A total of 79 cruise ships, featuring over 2.19 million gross tonnes together, entered the port, beating the previous high of 52 in 2012.The record for the largest cruise ship to call at Lerwick was broken twice, by P&O Cruises 115,055 gross tonne Azura and then by Celebrity Cruises’ 122,210 gross tonne Celebrity Silhouette, which will return in August, 2017.“Despite increasing competition in national and international markets, with operators spoiled for choice, Lerwick and Shetland have had their best season,” Calum Grains, the Port Authority’s Harbourmaster and Deputy Chief Executive, said, adding that there are 34 visits already booked for 2018.
Weighing 2,500 tons (2,268 tonnes) and measuring 66 m x 11 m x 25 m, the lock gate was installed in approximately 14 hours. It was removed in March 2018 and transported to the inner port for maintenance work.Meanwhile, Jan De Nul will soon deploy its jack-up installation vessel Taillevent for the installation of 32 wind turbine generators for the Trianel Wind Farm Borkum II, located in the German North Sea.According to Jan De Nul, installation will start in mid-July, 2019.www.jandenul.com
Promoting competition in the legal sector by cutting protections could place vulnerable consumers at risk of exploitation. That was the message from Law Society president Robert Bourns as he addressed regulators on the best way forward for the legal profession.As the Gazette went to press, Bourns was due to speak at the London School of Economics about the impact of the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) study into the legal sector.Bourns was expected to address:The risks of reducing protection for consumers in the name of encouraging competition between providers: ‘We do not support – indeed we oppose – changes that undermine the standing of solicitors (at home and abroad) and risk confusion and detriment to the consumer.’The long-running conflict with the SRA about allowing solicitors to work in unregulated entities. This would involve consumers receiving advice from solicitors not bound by client rules, not able to offer legal professional privilege and not offering access to the Legal Ombudsman to raise complaints.Bourns stressed that none of what he said should be seen as attempt to ‘ossify’ the market and that the Society is open to change in the way the profession works.Last month the CMA published its report into the legal sector after a year-long study. It said legal services providers should be required to publish information about price to help consumers navigate their way through the market.The report said the current regulatory system was not a major barrier to competition but may not be sustainable in the long term.
A spokesperson for the police stated “Moffat Mountain Rescue are volunteers but are regularly called out by Dumfries & Galloway Police Division to assist with missing people, those lost or injured in the hills or during incidents such as flooding or bad weather.We are always grateful for the assistance they provide.“Moffat Mountain Rescue Team has been coming to the aid of walkers, climbers and members of the local community, from toddlers to the elderly since 1969.The team primarily covers the eastern area Dumfries and Galloway in Scotland, a large rural area which offers a wide variety of recreational fun and attracts outdoor enthusiasts of all ages and level of ability.The Team is a registered Scottish charity (No.SCO07510). We continue to rely on the generosity of individuals and companies to maintain our equipment and fund training. If you would like to make a donation to the team, please go to the donation page.Explore their website HEREPicture courtesy of Dumfries Police AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInOfficers from Dumfries Community Policing Unit recently presented a cheque for £1000 to members of Moffat Mountain Rescue.Over recent years the Canteen fund at Loreburn Street Police Station managed to raise some funds therefore it was decided to donate some money to Moffat Mountain Rescue.
LocalNews Kalinago Territory to benefit from Computer Center by: – December 10, 2015 123 Views no discussions Share Share Tweet Share Photograph of the Roseau North Computer Centre (file photo)Residents of all ages from the Kalinago Territory will now be able to access training and expertise in computer related skills offered through a computer centre in Salybia, a press release issued by the Ministry of Kalinago Affairs on Thursday 10 December 2015 indicates. In keeping with its mandate, the Ministry of Kalinago Affairs has embarked on the development of the computer centre, and with the full support of the National Telecommunication Regulatory Commission able to secure the main operative computers and printer for the project. The Community Development Officer (Youth) within the Ministry has spearheaded the initiative from its inception and garnered resources from various agencies to renovate the existing Tunubuku Reference Library in Salybia to house the centre. This initiative is projected to positively impact the youth and all members of the community with a special emphasis on harnessing the creativity endowed in our people and also develop computer literacy as a relevant part of human education.The centre is expected to focus on a variety of learning modules which will train individuals of the community in an array of computer skills, and will also provide basic information technology related services. The facility has been recently fitted with a 5.5 Kw solar system, from the wider Kalinago Solar Project, which will make it the first ‘green computer centre’ on the island. Sharing is caring!
Cree, Inc. and Eta Devices, Inc. demonstrated the world’s most efficient reported power amplifier for mobile base stations at the 2013 Mobile World Congress, February 24-28, in Barcelona, Spain. Current-generation mobile-base-station amplifiers employing silicon LDMOS transistors can provide amplifier efficiencies up to 45 percent. By contrast, Eta Devices’ next-generation power amplifiers are able to deliver efficiencies higher than 70 percent under a 4G LTE modulation format and are thus poised to revolutionize current industry efficiency standards. “Eta Devices’ next-generation power amplifiers leverage the performance and reliability advantages of Cree’s GaN HEMT RF transistors to realize game-changing efficiency benefits for the mobile-base-station industry,” said Jim Milligan, business director, Cree RF. “Our transistors have been instrumental in demonstrating Eta Devices’ amplifiers, which perform 50 percent more efficiently than the best incumbent silicon power amplifiers currently available in the 4G LTE market.” The world’s mobile networks consume approximately 120 TWh of electricity per year, and 50–80 percent of these networks’ power is consumed by their power amplifiers and associated components. Implementing Eta Devices’ new power amplifier solution on a global level could save mobile operators 60 TWh of energy per year, which is equivalent to the amount of power produced by more than seven average-sized American nuclear power plants. It could also save up to 50 percent of the $36.5 billion spent to power mobile base stations each year. “Mobile operators gain dramatic advantages by adopting our new technology,” said Mattias Astrom, CEO of Eta Devices. “In addition to cost savings, our power amplifiers provide operators with a significantly reduced carbon footprint, which contributes to a more sustainable planet. In fact, if implemented on a global basis, our solution would reduce carbon emissions by approximately 36 million tons per year, which is equivalent to eliminating the annual greenhouse gas emissions produced by 7 million cars.”
The 6-foot-6 Nabong was called for aflagrant foul during the Beermen-Bolts match last Sunday after initiating acollision with a driving Newsome that sent the latter crashing to the floor. Two years ago, Nabong was slapped witha team suspension by the Bolts for his altercation with then Meralco assistantcoach Jimmy Alapag./PN In 2013, Nabong, who was then withBatang Pier, was slapped with a two-game suspension and P60,000 fine fortrading punches with San Mig Coffee Mixers (now Magnolia Hotshots) big man JeanMarc Pingris. Referees deemed Nabong’s move as justa flagrant foul penalty, but was still thrown out from the match after beinggiven a technical foul for a verbal altercation with Bolts’ Raymond Almazanfollowing Newsome’s fall. MANILA – The PBA Commissioner’s Officehas slapped a P30,000 fine on San Miguel Beermen’s forward Kelly Nabong for hisdangerous foul on Meralco Bolts guard Chris Newsome during their game recentlyin the 2019 PBA Governors’ Cup. San Miguel Beermen’s Kelly Nabong (No. 30) with a dangerous tackle on an airborne Chris Newsome of Meralco Bolts – the foul that led to the former’s ejection. PBA PHOTO The 30-year-old Nabong was no strangerfrom being involved in on-court altercations through his eight-year PBA careerthat he spent with three teams in Beermen, NorthPort Batang Pier and the Bolts. Apart from the hefty penalty, PBAcommissioner Willie Marcial said he gave Nabong a stern warning regarding hisdirty antics on the court as similar incidents in the future will lead to asuspension.
Related TopicsAHLCleveland MonstersColumbus Blue JacketsNHLSonny Milano Co-editor, photographer covering the Cleveland Monsters, Gladiators and Indians. Also, passionate about high school sports, be sure to follow David on Twitter and Instagram @neosi_sprouse for in-game updates and up-to-the-minute developing news. David Sprouse CLEVELAND – The Cleveland Monsters announced Friday that the NHL’s Columbus Blue Jackets recalled left wing Sonny Milano from his loan to Cleveland for the second time this season. In four appearances for the Monsters this year, Milano has 1-0-1 to his credit, along with six penalty minutes and a -3 rating. Milano has yet to appear in a game for the Blue Jackets this season.Read the full story at monstershockey.com.For continued coverage and updates, stay tuned to NEOSI and follow us on Twitter @neosportsinside. Follow David Sprouse @NEOSI_Sprouse and his co-host of Between the Pipes and Less Than a Minute Remaining, @Eli_Mooneyham.Next up for the Monsters is The Manitoba Moose Saturday, November 5, 2016, at 7pm CST before returning home for som rest and practice as Chicago comes to Cleveland next weekend at The Q Arena.