Sierra Leone Mudslide ‘A Tragedy Mankind Called Upon Itself’, Says LTA Chair

first_imgDr. Euphemia Weeks gave the keynote address at the Stella Maris 2017 commencement convocationWarns against provoking the environmentThe chairperson of the Liberia Telecommunication Authority (LTA) has said that Liberia should brace itself for an environmental disaster like what happened in neighboring Sierra Leone where over 400 people lost their lives after a mudslide, if Liberians do not stop abusing the environment. Serving as the commencement speaker at the 18th Convocation Exercises of the Stella Maris Polytechnic over the weekend, Angelique Weeks said West Africa is vulnerable to extreme weather and as such countries of the region should employ best practices that would limit the impact of climate change. On Friday, August 26, the LTA chairperson admonished Liberians about the dire consequences of neglecting the environment and noted that the calamity that struck Sierra Leone on August 14, when Sugar Loaf, the conical mountain overlooking the capital, Freetown, collapsed in a mudslide that swept away buildings and killed over 400 people. She said it was shocking but not entirely surprising, and putting it more bluntly, said: “This is a tragedy that mankind called upon itself.”“We have to stop the way we behave in this country: the way we treat our society, our communities and our environment. We most times fail to take note of the impact our everyday actions have on our environment. We throw plastic bags all over the place, we dump garbage everywhere; build on waterways and on drainages. With these actions, we are putting our lives at risk. We must learn to protect our environment,” she said.Quoting Sierra Leonean Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) authorities, chairman Weeks noted that the Freetown mudslide was caused by a more deliberate human activity than is usually associated with climate change and similar natural catastrophes. The affected area, Sugar Loaf, which is still covered on the top – at about 3,000 feet, by lush vegetation, is part of an allocation of supposedly protected areas officially called the Western Area Forest Reserve. Many environmental experts, since the Freetown tragedy, have said that the magnitude of damage caused by the mudslide in Sierra Leone was due to the government’s failure to implement housing and environmental policies, something similar to the situation Liberia is currently facing.In Liberia, like in Sierra Leone, floods happen every year. The country receives the highest rain fall per annum in the region. Major floods occur in the rainy season between May and November. “We heard that the mudslide and rain overwhelmed Freetown’s drainage system, creating waterways that churned down steep streets across the capital. This is a similar situation that we face in this country every year during the rainy season. Why should we play the ‘don’t care’ attitude with the environment? We are just doing construction randomly in this country without adhering to proper plans and policies. We build anywhere in this country. This is wrong. The environment will give us in return, what we have given earlier. We must be cognizant of this,” she said.Chairman Weeks later told the graduates to cultivate the attitude of hard work and the love of God if they are to succeed in their educational and earthly endeavors. “We must be people who put the love of God and hard work above every other thing.”She said education is the foundation of everything, but that it must go along with the fear of God, patience, dedication and good work ethics. “This is the only way you are going to succeed in life,” she said.The Catholic run institution graduated 452 students from five colleges.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Taxi driver charged for dangerous driving

first_imgA Singh Street, Sisters Village, West Bank Demerara (WBD) taxi driver ended up on the wrong side of the law after Police charged him with driving dangerously earlier this month.However, when the accused man, Keron Bourne, 23, appeared at the Wales Magistrate’s Court late last week, he denied that he drove motor car PRR 2878 in a manner dangerous to the public along the Patentia Public Road, WBD.The Police prosecution’s team contended that Bourne committed the traffic offence on March 2, 2018. After the taxi operator pleaded not guilty after dialogue with his counsel, Pamela De Santos, he was released on $25,000 bail. De Santos, in her bail application, claimed that her client never had any prior problems with the law.Presiding Magistrate Rushell Liverpool adjourned the matter to May 24, 2018 for disclosure and fixtures.last_img read more

Dawson Creek hockey player recognized for outstanding performance at collegiate level

first_imgAndrew Walsh, a freshman at Bemidji State University in Minnesota, was named the Western Collegiate Hockey Association Rookie of the Week this past week for his 36-save performance in a 2-1 victory over the number 13 ranked University of Denver Pioneers. Walsh posted a 97.3 save percentage and was a big reason why his team was able to keep their opponents scoreless on six power-play opportunities. It was also the first time Bemidji State defeated the Pioneers in the program’s history, including eight games dating back to the 1999-2000 season.Walsh was honoured earlier this year by being named the WCHA Defensive Player of the Week on Oct. 26. He holds a 3-2-1 record this season with a team-best 2.69 goals-against-average and a 91.4 save percentage.Last season, Walsh played for the Dawson Creek Rage of the North American Hockey League, posting a 8-19-1 record with a 3.7 goals-against-average and a 90.2 save percentage, and recording one shutout.- Advertisement -He also played all three games for Team West during the NAHL Top Prospects Tournament in Ann Arbor, Michigan, in February, 2011, helping the team to win the tournament with a 2-1 record over the other divisional teams.last_img read more

Doing the right thing

first_imgOFTEN – indeed, more often than not – when politicians must choose between serving the public or serving the special interests, they choose the special interests. But not always. State Assembly Speaker Fabian Nuñez on Wednesday defied the higher-ups in his own party – at the risk of his political future – to push for comprehensive and fair redistricting. At issue is an initiative Nuñez is sponsoring to end political gerrymandering in California – the process by which politicians get to choose their own voters, thus ensuring no competition in elections and electing mostly extremists of both parties to Washington and Sacramento. Politicians naturally hate the idea of assigning districts on the basis of relevant criteria – such as geography and shared interest – preferring districts that protect their power. Voters, however, want something more democratic than the rigged system we have now. Buckling to public pressure, the Legislature seems set to move forward with a redistricting bill. But House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has been pushing Nuñez to include only legislative districts – and not congressional seats – in the bill. That way members of Congress need not worry about facing real electoral challenges, and Pelosi’s fragile majority will be more secure. But neither the interests of politicians nor partisans should govern California policy. Fair and competitive races are in everyone’s best interest, no matter who benefits in the short run. The Legislature needs to put the redistricting measure on the ballot, and give voters a chance at fair elections once and for all. 160Want 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


first_imgDonegal Deputy Charlie McConalogue has said he is disappointed that a large number of applications from across the county have been turned down under this year’s scheme.The Fianna Fáil TD has called on the Government to clearly outline the criteria they used for granting applications so the clubs that lost out this year will know how to improve their chances in the future.Deputy McConalogue said, “I welcome the fact that 25 clubs and groups in Donegal have been successful in this round of capital funding and I know that this support will make a big difference to them and their local communities. “However, there were still 88 Donegal clubs that applied this year and were unsuccessful. This is very disappointing for them and they need certainty that they will have the opportunity to apply again in the future with a better chance of succeeding. For that reason, I am calling on the Government to re-open the Sports Capital Grant Scheme again early next year.“I also want the Minister of State for Tourism and Sport Michael Ring to outline the criteria that were used this year so that the 88 clubs who lost out know why and can make the necessary changes to improve their chances when the next round opens.”He says he now intends to contact the Department to seek feedback about the criteria used to determine successful applications and reject others.“Sports capital funding has been of extraordinary benefit to clubs and communities in Donegal over the years. In that context I will be emphasising to Minister Ring the social and economic benefit of reopening the scheme to applications early in the New Year,” added Deputy McConalogue.  MCCONALOGUE CALLS FOR CLARITY ON CRITERIA FOR SPORTS GRANTS was last modified: December 3rd, 2012 by StephenShare 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:deputy charlie mcconaloguesports grantslast_img read more


first_imgRAPHOE LOCAL NOTES Week ending Friday 8th June 2012 10 YEAR CELEBRATIONS The Family Resource Centre’s 10 year celebrations come to an end on Tuesday 26th June with a number of events taking place leading up to and on the day to mark the occasion:-Balloon Release:National Carers Week takes place from the 18th-24th June. The Family Resource Centre is inviting carers to join with us in releasing balloons in the Diamond, Raphoe on Friday 22nd June at 11.00am. Each carer in attendance will also receive a card thanking them for what they do. Those family carers who cannot be in attendance due to their caring role will be sent a thank you card in the post. If you would like to nominate a family carer to receive a card please contact 074 91 45796.In 2011 there 274,000 family carers in Ireland, of these 10% were women and 6%were men. A full time family carer performs 110 hours caring per week –that’s 5,720 hours per year! In contrast the average worker performs 1,664 paid hours per year. 26th June:11.00am-12.00pm –Teddy Bears Picnic on the green at Castle Grove (beside Springboard)1.00pm-3.00pm –Donegal Citizen’s Information Service will be in the Family Resource Centre to answer your queries on back to school allowances, medical cards etc. No appointment necessary. This is a free and confidential service.2.00pm-4.00pm –Tea Dance in the Family Resource Centre6.30pm-9.00pm –Outdoor Car Boot Sale in the Diamond. This will be an excellent chance to clear out your attic or garage of unwanted items, such as homeware, bric-a-brac, toys, games, electrical equipment, second-hand books etc. Home baking, homemade jams and fresh produce are also welcome. It will also be a great opportunity for local community groups to raise funds for their organisation. There will be a limited number of tables which will cost €10.00 to hire. For further information and to book a table please contact 074 9145796. It is the policy of Raphoe Family Resource not to promote or support the sale of any items or goods which are unauthorised or which breach copyright or trading standards. 7.00pm –Live music in the Diamond with local artists, Fox ‘n’ Crew Dance Showcase, Balloon Sculpting, Face-Painting, Lucky Dip and Novelty Games!! 7.30pm -5K Road Race and Fun Walk in association with Lifford A.C. The 5k is part of Donegal Co. Athletics Board’s Grand Prix event. Registration will take place in the Family Resource Centre from 6.00pm onwards. You can also register by sending us an e-mail to Registration fee £8.00/€10.00. Tony McDaid from the Family Resource Centre (running his first ever 5k), Jane Stowe and Ann Graham will be running to raise funds for the North West Simon Community’s Tenancy Sustainment Programme. If you would like to sponsor Tony please contact 074 91 45796. To sponsor Jane or Ann please contact 0863588642.A number of people will be taking part in the Fun Walk, which begins as soon as the runners have set out, to raise funds for Raphoe “Meals on Wheels” so if you would like to sponsor any of these walkers please contact Rose Lynch on 0868338728 for more details.The 5K and the Fun Walk will take a different course from last year. The starting line will be outside the Presbyterian Church Hall, Meetinghouse Street with the race proceeding down through the Diamond towards Lifford, taking in 2 laps of the “Racecourse” and finishing outside the Allied Irish Bank in the Diamond. We would ask motorists to please co-operate with stewards who will be on traffic management duties. Good Luck to all the runners and walkers! STUDENT GRANT INFO SEMINAR  Letterkenny Youth Information Centre, which is managed by the Donegal Youth Service, will hold a Student Grants Information seminar for parents and young people in Raphoe Family Resource Centre on Thursday June 21st. The seminars will have information and guidance on how to apply for third level grant assistance for young people and parents of those who recently completed their Leaving Certificate, or those who are entering the third level system as mature students. The Student Grant process has seen significant changes this year, with all new applications now having to be completed online. The grant is now administered nationally through Dublin VEC’s Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI), meaning Youth Information Centres will now provide vital mentoring support at local level for those who need help in filling out the online application. The seminar gets underway at 7pm. ANTENATAL CLASSESAntenatal Classes will continue in Raphoe Family Resource Centre onWednesday 13th June -Physiotherapist -2.30pm -4.30pmTuesday 19th June -2.30pm -4.30pmEnquiries: Rose Lynch, Public Health Nurse, Raphoe: 074 91 45108 TEA DANCESThe Family Resource Centre has been contacted by a number of people regarding the running of morning time tea dances as a social outlet. Therefore, the Centre would like to hear if there is sufficient interest for such a pursuit. We would also like to hear from anyone willing to help out, provide suitable live music or donate/loan CDs or records. If there is enough interest it is likely that the tea dances will start in early June and on a Thursday morning from 11am-1pm. For further information and to register your interest please contact the Family Resource Centre on 074 9145796.  Little Smiles with big DreamsLittle Smiles with Big Dreams is a friendly baby and toddler group situated in Raphoe Family Resource Centre.  We are open every Wednesday morning from 10.30 – 12 noon.   Little Smiles with Big Dreams is a group that focus on fun for the kids and the opportunity for parents, grandparents and extended family to have discussions with other adults.  It is a great way to introduce your child to a social environment while you can discuss parenting tips with others. There is no charge but your kiddies will enjoy playing with all our lovely toys, having messy play, singing and dancing and a light lunch is provided.AFTERNOON TEA DANCEAn Afternoon Tea Dance will be held in the Highland Hotel, Glenties on Thursday 28th June from 12.00pm- 3.00pm. Music by Eamon Brogan and light refreshments will be served. It is only €5 and all proceeds are in aid of Dementia Aware Donegal. Contact Diane Donnelly on 087 2770103. RAPHOE KURLING CLUBRaphoe Kurling Club hosted a very enjoyable and successful social evening recently in Raphoe Presbyterian Church Hall. Representatives from Killen Women’s Group, Woman together Leckpatrick, Castlefinn Seniors, C.A.K.E. Killygordon, and Lifford 50+Tuesday joined with Raphoe for an evening of Dance, Storytelling, Poetry and Song with music by Leslie Matthews. “Mystery Guest” was a very talented young singer “Simon Peters”. Light refreshments were served. Door prize was won by Elizabeth Willkie. The event was supported by Donegal Local Development Company. SUMMER PLAYSCHEMEMonday 30th July – Friday 3rd August 2012.Registration for Summer Playscheme is taking place on Friday 8th June from 7.00-9.00pm and Saturday 9th June from 11.00am- 1.00pm. Fee: €15 per child.  BOXERCISE Mixed Boxercise Fitness Class in the Cathedral Hall, Raphoe. Thursday 6-7pm.  Suitable for all fitness levels and age groups (16+). Female Instructor. Excellent all over body workout, which burns between 400-900 calories in one hr session? For more information contact 086 3238437. RUNNING GROUPA new running group is starting in Raphoe every Monday, meeting at Royal and Prior school car park at 7 pm.This group is suitable for beginners and intermediate runners. Fee: €3 per person per session. For more information contact Gerard mc Granaghan at 0862117980. SELF MANAGEMENT COURSEHSE are providing a self management course for people with long term conditions and Carers of people with long term conditions that promote self care. Self care means looking after yourself and your general health so that you can manage your life and not just your condition. The course is free of charge and is run over six weekly sessions, each lasting 2 ½ hours.  Courses are being provided across the county.  If you would like some more information on this course or would like to book a place on a course, you can contact the HSE Consumer Services Department on 9189016 or email All enquiries are welcome. RAPHOE FRIDAY SENIORS CLUB: Raphoe Friday Seniors Club meets every Friday in the Volt House Hall from 10.30am until 1pm. Come along and enjoy the tea and craic. New members welcome. For further information please call the Volt House on 9173966 or just call in any Friday. You will be very welcome.  Community News or Items of Interest for the “Raphoe People” may be emailed to Harriet at or to Lisa at Thank You.  Please note that all notes should be placed in the box provided in Raphoe Post Office by a Thursday before 4.00 p.m. or alternatively can be dropped into Raphoe Family Resource Centre or e-mailed to every Thursday to meet the print deadline.LOCAL NEWS: RAPHOE COMMUNITY NEWS was last modified: June 8th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:LOCAL NEWS: RAPHOE COMMUNITY NEWSlast_img read more


first_imgThe Everton and Republic of Ireland defender Shane Duffy has denied posting a message of support for the IRA on his Twitter account.The 21-year-old, whose father comes from Letterkenny, was celebrating St Patrick’s Day on Sunday when he appeared to retweet a message that read “Up the Ra!”, a reference to the IRA.Duffy subsequently received widespread criticism and issued an apology yesterday, though he denied being responsible for the retweet. In a series of messages Duffy explained: “sorry everyone some little paddy had my phone last night tweets weren’t me.. sorry if it offended anyone!! cant leave ur phone anywhere now!!”He added: “Wow so much hate on something I didn’t do.. Fair enough gotta take it because its my twitter. And again It was not me who tweeted and retweeted loads last night! Really am sorry if it offended anyone.. Sorry guys!“Can’t do much more ino it’s offended a lot of people getting a lot of hate for something I didn’t do. Far too much to lose for tweeting something like that. The retweets and tweets was not me. Got to accept the hate. Really am sorry for this mess! Sorry guys!”Duffy has made three senior appearances for Everton this season and is captain of the Republic of Ireland Under-21 team. A spokesperson for Everton said: “Shane was on an evening out when his phone was taken by someone, who then retweeted an offensive remark, for which Shane has this morning publicly apologised.”SOCCER STAR DUFFY DENIES HE WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR IRA TWEET was last modified: March 19th, 2013 by StephenShare 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:evertonShane Duffylast_img read more

Donegal teacher’s angry open letter to TUI on eve of school strikes

first_imgOn the eve of tomorrow’s school strikes, a disgruntled Donegal teacher has slammed the Teachers Union of Ireland for the stance they have taken.The teacher, who asked not to be named, has written an open letter to TUI President and Donegal native Joanne Irwin.In the letter, the teacher explains that he no longer feels his union represents his interests. This is his letter.Donegal Daily welcomes responses from all interested parties.Dear Ms Irwin,“I would like to convey my disgust at the recent comments you have made in relation to the current situation regarding the ASTI strike. “As a member of the TUI in Donegal, I am ashamed at the stance that my union is taking, by criticising a union that has the nerve to stand up to a government that has broken promise after promise. Having spoken to other teachers in the past few weeks about their reasons for voting yes in the last election, it is clear that they voted based on the TUI recommendation and now regret their choice.“I heard you last summer talking about Croke Park hours and despite the poor effort that you made to illustrate what they were, I noticed that you were staunchly opposed to them. However, upon your election you seemed to have forgotten your opposition and gave in to the Government’s demands without a fight. By recommending a ‘yes’ vote, you showed the government that the TUI are pushovers and that the government can get what they want through threatening teachers.“As it stands, the TUI have accepted Landsdowne and it has accepted the new Junior Cert, which is beyond a joke, with teachers correcting the work and it being meaningless to the students, who have put so much effort into their project work. The ASTI are still refusing to accept a flawed system and are refusing to accept the broken promises of a weak government. If I had a choice, I know which union I would prefer to be a member of.“Back to Landsdowne. Your selling point last year was on two points. One, a threat that FEMPI would be implemented, which it hasn’t and two, that we would receive payment for substitution and supervision, which amounts to little or nothing in the grand scheme of things.“Ask teachers what really matters and they will tell you that it is the thirty-three hours unpaid work that is the biggest problem in terms of our work. That and the inequality that exists in relation to new entrants, not to mention the fact that the TUI have stood by and watched the casualisation of teaching jobs, with many teachers waiting almost a decade to get a full-time job. “For you to come out and criticise the ASTI is unfathomable. Is it because they are showing what weak negotiators you and your team are? Or are you really on the side of Richard Bruton and the government because in my eyes, you either stand with the ASTI or you keep quiet. Cheerleading for Landsdowne is a despicable act and it has enraged ordinary teachers on the ground.“It is becoming abundantly clear that the TUI no longer represents the voice of teachers. The ASTI are teachers, the TUI is made up of FETAC instructors, teachers and lecturers. How can FETAC instructors and lecturers vote on issues affecting teachers, when they are not cognisant of the finer details of what teaching is about?“As a paying member of a union that I feel no longer represents my interests, but that of an executive eager to please its masters, I will be re-evaluating my membership of the organisation and also urging others to do likewise. We are not paying for you to be a mouthpiece for the government, to cheerlead for Richard Bruton in the hope you might get a pat on the head for a job well done.“We are paying you to fight for us as teachers, this is something you seem to have forgotten, but you will start to remember when union fees are no longer paid. I can only urge you for the rest of strike campaign to stay quiet, to say nothing because nothing will deflect from the lack of courage shown by the TUI and when it is contrasted with the ASTI, is all the more clear. “As a teacher who has still not got CID (full-time job), I will have to send this anonymously, as I am aware that a dissenting voice would not be welcome.”Donegal teacher’s angry open letter to TUI on eve of school strikes was last modified: October 26th, 2016 by StephenShare 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)last_img read more

UPL: SC Villa powers past Mbarara City FC to register first win

first_imgSC Villa players celebrate David Owori’s opener in the 3-1 win over Mbarara City FC on Wednesday night. (PHOTO/Don Mugabi)Uganda Premier League SC Villa 3-1 Mbarara City FC Mandela National Stadium, Namboole Wednesday, 04-09-2019NABOOLE – SC Villa defeated Mbarara City 3-1 in the Uganda Premier League game played at Mandela National Stadium on Wednesday night.David Owori, Emmanuel Kawooya and Ambrose Kirya scored the goals for Edward Kaziba’s side who went into the game having lost to Kyetume FC in their opener.Brian Ahebwa had earlier struck for the visitors to temporarily reduce the deficit to 2-1 but his goal turned out to be a mere consolation in the end.This is Mbarara City’s first loss of the season having beaten Proline FC 3-0 in their first game.Villa too good for average Mbarara CitySC Villa had a trying preseason as they could only afford to offer a host players trials without being able to make any high profile signings.They also had issues with their training ground which was eventually take away and it’s demolition started even before the kick of a ball in the 2019/20 season.However, they put all that behind them plus their disappointing loss to newly-promoted Kyetume last week, on Wednesday and somehow cruised to a comfortable victory in the end.At the start, it was not all rosy as Mbarara City made them work for the result.Last season’s top scorer Bashir Mutanda tried to catch Mbarara City custodian Tom Ikara off his line but the striker’s effort from the halfway line sailed over and wide.Owori then saw an attempted cross crash off the cross bar and back into play.Villa continued knocking on the door and Mutanda was unlucky as his fierce free kick from 25 yards rattled the upright.On 38 minutes, Mbarara City’s defence finally succumbed to pressure, gifting Villa the opening goal.Trying to play out from the back, Ronald Otti’s weak back pass was pounced on by Owori who slotted in past Ikara to put Villa 1-0 up.Five minutes later, Kalyowa made a solo run into the Mbarara area before his goal bound shot crept in under Ikara to make it 2-0.The game looked to have settled down in the second half as Villa tried to see out their lead and Mbarara struggling to create chances.In what was arguably their best chance of the game, a neat exchange between Paul Mucureezi and Ibrahim Orit saw Ahebwa lash onto a through ball before slotting in to reduce the deficit.However, three minutes later, SC Villa restored their advantage as Emmanuel Wasswa set up Ambrose Kirya whose shot riffled into the top corner.It was a disappointing result for the Ankole Lions who earlier in the game saw Mucureezi strike a free kick straight at Saidi Keni in the Villa goal before an Orit curling effort sailed argonizingly over.The other results on Wednesday-Police FC 0-2 Bul FC-Proline FC 1-0 Onduparaka FCComments Tags: Ambrose KiryaBrian AhebwaDavid OworiEmmanuel Kalyowambarara city fcPaul MucureeziRonald OttiSC Villalast_img read more

Beauty: How to really nourish your skin this winter

first_imgBeautician Lorraine Quinn of Beauty at the Lodge Ballybofey shares steps to take to save your skin from the effects of harsh cold air. Winter is on its way, and let’s face it, it’s not good for your skin. Harsh winds, cold temperatures and dry air tend to sap skin of its natural oils, leaving it dry and stressed.Unfortunately, it’s not only the weather that can challenge your winter skin care. Stress around the holidays, changes in routine and eating more sugar and fat than usual (which can happen around the holidays or in response to a lack of sunlight) can cause an occasional breakout, tightness and dullness. As soon as you turn on the heat at home, the skin starts to dry out. It doesn’t matter if you heat your home using oil, wood or electricity. The skin gets dry!You can help reduce these effects by taking some precautions in your daily skin care routine. Try these tips:Visit your Therapist: Your therapist can analyse your skin type, troubleshoot your current skin care regime and give you advice on the skin care you should be using. Change it up a gear: Most likely, your summer skin care routine will not cut it in the winter. As weather conditions change, so too should your skin care routine. You will probably need more moisture more often. If you usually use a water-based cream/Lotion, you may need to switch to an oil-based moisturiser, as the oil will create a protective layer on the skin and retain more moisture.We suggest using our Masque Essentiel Nutrition Confort  a couple of times a week to replenish lost moisture and our Nutrizone Corps Nourishing Body Cream is great for an all-over softer feel.Guinot Longue Vie Corps Body 200ml/6.78ozChoose your cleanser carefully: Some cleansers can strip your skin of its natural oils, drying it out and over time, leading to more visible lines and wrinkles. So remember to check out your cleansers, it could be ageing your skin. Choose a more nourishing option.We recommend Lait Hydra Confort Cleansing MilkGuinot Lait Hydra Confort Comforting Cleansing Milk 200mlExfoliate: Exfoliating your skin brings back that youthful glow that is so often lost during the winter months. Try our Gommage Eclat Parfait Exfoliating Cream a couple of times a week in conjunction with your mask. I find these two products work hand in hand to achieve that lovely radiant glow.Guinot Gommage Eclat Parfait 50 mlProtect: Winter weather appears to be less sunny, but remember those harmful UV rays are still out there. Always protect skin with a safe sunscreen like one that contains zinc oxide and wear protective hats and clothing. Shorten your showers: Hot water feels great in the winter, but it saps skin of its natural oils. Try to limit your long, hot showers and baths to once or twice a week and choose lukewarm showers the other times. Always apply moisturiser immediately after patting skin dry.Eat right most of the time: Simple sugars and carbohydrates stimulate reactions in skin that can lead to breakouts. Avoid these during your daily life and you’ll experience fewer setbacks when you indulge at the holidays.Give your hands a hand: The skin on your hands is thinner than on most parts of the body and has fewer oil glands. That means it’s harder to keep your hands moist, especially in cold weather. This can lead to itchiness and cracking. Try our Longue Vie Mains Vital Hand Cream. Always take it with you to apply regularly and wear gloves to protect the skin on your hands from the harsh winter weather.Longue Vie MainsRejuvenate: The winter months are a great time to provide your skin with more nutrients so it can better withstand winter stress. Try our Time Logic Age Serum before your regular moisturizer every night. Guinot Time Logic Age SerumTry a sugar scrub on lips: Chapped lips are the bane of winter living. Get rid of that dry, flaky skin with a homemade sugar scrub. Simply mix some regular sugar with some jojoba, coconut, or safflower oil and rub gently on the lips once a day. Add a little honey for healing properties. Follow up with a nourishing lip’t forget to get incredible offers this week at Beauty at the Lodge’s Black Friday sale! Massive discounts running until November 30th will make it easy to get beautiful Christmas gifts for your loved ones (or yourself) at this event. For more details visit: xBeauty: How to really nourish your skin this winter was last modified: November 24th, 2017 by Lorraine QuinnShare 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:beauty at the lodgeguinotlorraine quinnSkincarewinterlast_img read more